DAVID ARTHUR KELLY
Suddenly, on March 30, 2008, David Arthur Kelly, beloved son of Fred Kelly and his late mother, Sharlene, respected and loved by his older brothers, Bradford (Jill) and Donald (Wendi), passed away to join his mother.
Also mourning his loss are his many aunts, uncles and cousins whose lives he deeply touched with his light and spirit.
David was born June 3, 1976 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. He was the bundle of joy his brothers had been harping about, pestering their parents to give them a little brother.
EVELYN ALMA (BERG) ARMSTRONG
Evelyn Armstrong, of Stratton, Ont., passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, April 4, 2008 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont. after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 4, 1920 in Sifton Township, Ont. to Roy and Amanda Berg.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Dennis, of 63 years; children, Jack (Lynn), Mike, Karen Higgins (Greg), Dan (Paulette), Alvin (Cheryl), Wayne (Eileen), and Jane Safronyck (Sid); 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
JOAN SARAH McLAREN
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Joan Sarah McLaren (nee Martin), on Saturday, April 5, 2008.
Joan is survived by her daughters, Dawn Eliens of Saskatoon, Sask. and Wendy (Allan) Marshall of Sioux Lookout, Ont.; son, Martin McLaren, of Winnipeg, Man.; and grandchildren Twyla (Alex) Oleksuk of Thunder Bay, Ont., Stan (Krista) Marshall of Sioux Lookout, Ont., and Angus and Connor McLaren of Winnipeg, Man.
Garnet Hands, 95, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Rainycrest in Fort Frances.
Funeral arrangements are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Josephine “Jessie” Budiselic (nee Sloboda), 91, on Thursday, March 20, 2008.
Jessie was born July 5, 1916 in Winnipeg, Man.
She will be remembered as the sweetest, most thoughtful and caring lady who really loved and treasured her family.
She enjoyed cooking, especially for large family gatherings and celebrations together. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren, which meant the world to her.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Stanley McLaren.
Stan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Sarah (nee Martin); daughters, Dawn Eliens of Saskatoon, Sask. and Wendy (Allan) Marshall of Sioux Lookout, Ont.; and son, Martin of Winnipeg, Man.
Elaine Alice Singleton, 69, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2008 with her family by her side.
She was born Feb. 21, 1939 to Dan and Madeline Mainville. Elaine attended residential school at Couchiching First Nation, where she later worked as a cook along with various tourist camps throughout the area.
She enjoyed cooking, playing Bingo, and spending time with her friends and family.
Cynthia Lou Yerxa, 38, of Big Island First Nation, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Cynthia was born Nov. 1, 1969 in Fort Frances. She had lived all her life in Rainy River District.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children. She was a great Mommy and daughter, and a good friend, cousin, and auntie.
She enjoyed music and played the guitar. She also loved gambling, going to the casino, and playing bingo.
Marilyn Ann Thompson (Mainville) passed away Friday, March 14, 2008 at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital.
Marilyn was born April 8, 1947 in Fort Frances, Ont. She was united in marriage to Wray Thompson in Toronto on Aug. 7, 1965.
Marilyn was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, Ralph and Sidney.
She is survived by her husband, Wray, and their two sons, Colin, and Craig and wife, Stephanie, and their two children, Emma and Alexander (the apples of her eye).
It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Parker announces his passing on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Bruce was born Aug. 12, 1944 in Winnipeg, Man. to Wilfred and Kittie Parker. He grew up on Rita Street in the west end of Winnipeg.
On June 27, 1969, he was united in marriage to Roberta (Bobbie) Rendall.
Bruce worked for the Winnipeg airport for 10 years, then he and Bobbie purchased a small butcher shop in Manitou, Man. in 1975, operating it until 1981.
Mrs. Patricia Ruzyski, 81, passed away in hospital on Monday, March 24, 2008.
Patricia was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Fort Frances, Ont., where she was raised and educated. She moved to Thunder Bay, Ont. in 1971, where she continued to live in the family home until she moved into the Walford in 2006.
Pat enjoyed her home, yard, reading, visiting with neighbours, spending time with her dog “Sparky,” and time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her trips to Hawaii and Florida with her very good friends.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Norman Grant Shute, of Reef Point, Ont., on Thursday, March 20, 2008 with his family by his side.
Norman was born Feb. 19, 1953 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Eldon and Ina Shute.
He was united in marriage to Iris Bragg on April 19, 1975. They resided in Devlin, Ont. before settling on Reef Point in 1997.
Norman was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, boating, cutting wood, hunting, and gardening. He spent his free time with his family and friends, and was especially proud of his four grandsons.
SARAH BRIDGET ‘BRIDIE’ DOLK
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Sarah “Bridie” Dolk.
Sarah passed away, after a brief illness, in her home on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 with her family by her side.
She was born Sept. 27, 1927 in Mount Carmel, Salmonier, Newfoundland.
During the Second World War, she met and married the love of her life, Raymond, while he was serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. The two of them enjoyed some 60 years of marriage, raising five children.
BETTY ANN BOUCHER
Betty Ann Boucher, 77, of Mankato, Mn., passed away early on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, March 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in International Falls, Mn., with Fr. Roger Bergkamp, OMI, officiating.
Visitation will be held starting at 10 a.m.
Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in International Falls.
Betty was born Feb. 20, 1931 to Gordon and Maude (Armstrong) Morrison in Rainy River, Ont. She grew up and attended school in Pinewood, Ont.
H. JOHN AGAR
Mr. H. John Agar, 65, passed away peacefully with his family at his side in St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday morning, March 8, 2008.
John was born in Kenora, Ont. on Jan. 31, 1943 to Elswood and Margaret Agar. He grew up in Fort Frances, Ont. before coming to Fort William, Ont. in 1966.
He worked for the City of Fort William as a property assessor before taking a position in the same field with the Province of Ontario, where he stayed until his retirement in 1999 after 31 years of service.