Thursday, July 24, 2014

Obituaries

LYNN MARIE VENNE

It is with great sadness that the family announces the quick passing of Lynn Marie Venne 58, of Emo, Ont., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.
Lynn was born April 23, 1949 in Emo to Arthur and Marion Venne. She was a unique and special little lady who enjoyed listening to music, and will be dearly missed by the family.
She leaves behind her mother, Marion; two brothers, Donald (Patsy) and Garry (Diane); two sisters, Lois (Guy Simmons) of Emo, Ont., and Lucille (Rick Fecho) of Dryden, Ont.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

RUSSELL A. FISHER

Russell A. Fisher, of Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 98.
Russell was born on the family farm on May 17, 1909 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Fisher. The family farm was to be Russell’s home for the next 94 years.
Russell served on many agricultural boards over the years, and was one of the first farmers to introduce Charolais cattle to Rainy River District.
He was united in marriage to Mary Dorthea Gadd on Oct. 25, 1943 and together they celebrated 64 years of marriage.

MARJORIE BYRNES

On the 11th day of the 11th month, Marjorie Byrnes passed away peacefully at the Rainy River Health Centre Extended Care in Rainy River, Ont.
Marjorie was born Feb. 16, 1922 to Clarence and Ebba Pederson. She lived most of her life in Rainy River, with some time spent in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and Calgary.

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ MUTZ

William “Bill” Mutz, 84, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 at his home in Alberton Township, Ont.
Bill was born July 13, 1923 in Rakowy Las, Poland to the late Nick and Barbara Mutz. In 1936, Bill’s family moved to Canada and settled in Fort Frances, Ont.
In his earlier years, he worked at the paper mill in Fort Frances until his retirement. As well, Bill also lived and farmed in Alberton Township, and as well on another farm he owned near Emo.

LEONA BARR and TOM BARR

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, Leona Barr, 73, and her youngest son, Thomas Joseph Barr, 40, both former residents of Atikokan, Ont., were involved in a motor vehicle collision in Kamloops, B.C.
Leona lost her life in the collision while Tom succumbed to his injuries on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Royal Inland Hospital.
Leona was born June 17, 1934 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Thomas Godin and Pierrine Jourdain. She quickly became the spoiled baby of numerous siblings.

DONALDA MARTHA GEORGINA OLSON

Donalda Martha Georgina Olson, 74, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Donalda Olson, more fondly known as Donna, was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving diligently with both the children and adults.
Though her family was always a top priority, she also was known as a devoted wife who was never seen very far away from her lifelong sweetheart and husband, Ken.

MARY ROSE DESCHAMPS

Mary Rose Deschamps, 79, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Mary was born Feb. 19, 1928 in Rolla, N.D. to the late Jule and Katherine Ducatt. Mary moved to Fort Frances in 1945 and on June 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Bernard Deschamps.

ASHLEY SMITH

Ashley Smith, 18, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Northwest Bay First Nation. She was born May 9, 1989 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Ashley spent the majority of her time “on the computer,” and like all girls had total control of the phone. She liked spending time with her cousins and enjoyed family get-togethers.
Ash had high hopes of graduating and then going off to college.
Another dream of hers was to work in a clothing store. She also was “very excited” about expecting her first niece or nephew in January.

LLOYD GEORGE McGOWAN

Mr. Lloyd George McGowan, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007.
Lloyd was born June 24, 1927 in Sioux Lookout, Ont. and married Eilleene (Bertha) Dowson in Fort Frances, Ont. on April 22, 1949.
Lloyd was employed as a caretaker for the Rainy River District School Board (McIrvine School and Alexander Mackenzie School), and for Canadian National Railway as a bridge tender on both the Bear Pass bridge and the Five-Mile bridge, retiring from both positions in 1992.

LYNNE VENNE

Lynne Venne, 58, of Emo, Ont., passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Funeral services are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.

DOREEN L. KAUS

On Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, Doreen Kaus peacefully passed away with her family by her side at the Riverside health care facility in Rainy River, Ont.
Doreen was born Nov. 1, 1940 in Sleeman, Ont. to the late Arthur (Vic) and Elizabeth Armstrong. She was united in marriage to Reginald Kaus on Sept. 1, 1962.
They moved to Atikokan, Ont., then on to Thunder Bay, Ont., before settling back to a farm in Sleeman in 1966. Together with their daughter, Lisa, they dairy farmed.
Doreen also worked for Lowes hardware store in Sleeman for many years.

MARY ROSE DESCHAMPS

Mary Rose Deschamps, 79, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Mary was born Feb. 19, 1928 in Rolla, N.D. to the late Jule and Katherine Ducatt. Mary moved to Fort Frances in 1945 and on June 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Bernard Deschamps.

DONALDA MARTHA GEORGINA OLSON

Donalda Martha Georgina Olson, 74, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Donalda Olson, more fondly known as Donna, was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving diligently with both the children and adults.
Though her family was always a top priority, she also was known as a devoted wife who was never seen very far away from her lifelong sweetheart and husband, Ken.

LLOYD GEORGE McGOWAN

Mr. Lloyd George McGowan, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007.
Lloyd was born June 24, 1927 in Sioux Lookout, Ont. and married Eilleene (Bertha) Dowson in Fort Frances, Ont. on April 22, 1949.
Lloyd was employed as a caretaker for the Rainy River District School Board (McIrvine School and Alexander Mackenzie School), and for Canadian National Railway as a bridge tender on both the Bear Pass bridge and the Five-Mile bridge, retiring from both positions in 1992.

William (Bill) Mutz

William (Bill) Mutz, of Alberton Township, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
Funeral services are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.