It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Landon Comegan, infant son of Teri Major and Sean Comegan of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in Winnipeg, Man.
He was born Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in Winnipeg.
Landon will be sadly missed by his parents, Teri and Sean; and brothers, Ethan and Teryn.
Also left to cherish his memory are his grandparents, Laura Major, Vernon Tuesday, Melvin Major, and Elizabeth Comegan (Raj); great-grandmother, Victoria Gibbins; and aunts and uncles, Scott, Cindy, Jenny, Nada, Lori, and Darnell.
At home and within the embrace of loving family, Natalie O. Greig (nee Rinas) passed away gently on Dec. 19, 2007 after a brief but brave struggle with cancer.
She had been born in 1938.
During the late 1950s, while studying at the University of Toronto, Natalie married Brian, her life partner and greatest love.
For more than 40 years, she served her communities as a pharmacist and volunteer, but it was her determined, caring nature and easy laughter that endeared her to all.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont., Doreen L. Kiesel, of Emo, Ont., peacefully passed away with her family by her side.
Doreen was born March 19, 1931 in St. Boniface, Man. to the late Joseph and Margaret (nee Carmody) Stevens. At 19, she moved to Toronto, Ont. and lived there for about 10 years before moving on to Delhi, Ont., where she met John Kiesel.
They married in June, 1973 and later had their daughter, Sherri. In 1981, they settled in Rainy River District.
Joseph R. (Cha-Chee) Huls-Meunier, 44, passed away peacefully on Monday Jan. 7, 2008 at the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.
Joe was born Feb. 6, 1963 and grew up in Rainy River, Ont. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying snowmobiling, hockey, hunting, fishing, and camping.
Joe also was a member of the Canadian Army reserves.
Joe is survived by his friend, Desiree Haigh and her four children of Surrey, B.C.; his daughter, Myriah Huls of Lethbridge, Alta.; his mother, Carol Meunier of Stratton, Ont.; and sister, Joanne (Robin) McQuaker, also of Stratton, Ont.
Paul Newman, 48, of North Bay, Ont., formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 in North Bay.
He was born Jan. 31, 1959 in Atikokan, Ont.
Paul will be sadly missed by his mother, Lillian Newman; brother, David of Thunder Bay, Ont.; and several aunts and uncles in the United States.
He was predeceased by his father, James Earle Newman, in 1993 and his grandparents.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Elsie Tostowaryk (nee Krawchuk) passed away peacefully in Toronto, Ont. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at the age of 84.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Mike.
Elsie will be greatly missed by her family and friends, especially her daughter, Darlene Kost; granddaughters, Kristen and Nicole; brothers, Morris and Merdo of Fort Frances, Ont., and Dave of Thunder Bay, Ont.; and sisters, Blanche Bula of Pickering, Ont. and Nettie DePiero of Sutton, Ont.
She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
KAREN ELIZABETH JACKSON
After a long, hard-fought battle, Karen Elizabeth Jackson, 63, of 808 Wright Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away with her family by her side at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.
Karen was born Aug. 6, 1944 in Barwick, Ont. to George and Elaine Black. Karen spent her youth between Sarnia and Barwick, eventually settling in Fort Frances in 1963.
Harry Donald Cann passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 at the Falls Good Samaritan Center in International Falls, Mn. after a short battle with cancer.
He was born to Harry and Lydia Cann on May 11, 1926 in Blackduck, Mn. and graduated from Blackduck High School in June, 1944.
Don joined the U.S. Navy in April, 1944 and left for Farragut Idaho Naval Training Center on June 6, 1944. He was a gunner in Torpedo Squadron 97.
He was honourably discharged from the navy on July 8, 1946. He later attended Concordia College in Moorhead and then Bemidji State teachers’ college.
Edna Willimine Pattison, born Sept. 17, 1916, slipped away from earthly pain and discomforts around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. at the age of 91.
She was born in Thunder Bay, where her mother, Ella Edna (Severson) Pattison, lived while her father served overseas in the army. After Edna’s father returned from overseas, he moved his family onto a farm in Kingsford Township, where the family grew to six children—three girls and three boys.
On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, with her family at her side, Laura Viola Dyck of Rainy River, Ont. went to be with her Lord at the age of 77.
She was predeceased by her sister, Marie (Leo) Neuman; three brothers, Arthur, Erdman (Sylvia), and Edward (Trudy) Friesen; as well as in-laws, Peter (Mary) Dyck, Albert (Lillian) Dyck, and Anne (Tim) Evans.
ADELARD VICTOR ‘ED’ GLADU
Ed Gladu, 94, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007.
He was born June 3, 1913 in Ste. Anne, Man. to Alfred and Victoria, and was raised in southern Manitoba. He joined the Canadian Army and served as Provost overseas, and stayed for one year of army occupation in Germany.
After returning to Canada in 1946, he worked in lumber camps and harvested crops. He joined his brother, Ted, in Fort Frances and went to work for the local paper mill. He retired from the mill as a power house operator in 1978.
ELLEN RUTH MOSHER
Ellen Mosher, a long-time resident of Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 at her residence.
She was born in 1909.
She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel, in 1979; daughter, Patricia, in 1990; and two sons-in-law, William Maher and Harry Ashworth.
She is survived by her son, Ralph (Margaret); daughter, Barbara; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place at the Rainy River Crematory and a private interment will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at www.mem.com
GORDON GLEN CAMERON
Glen Cameron, 77, of Emo, Ont., passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Glen was born on the family farm in Lash Township, Ont. on March 1, 1930 to the late Oswald and Mabel Cameron.
After the passing of their father in 1938, the family moved to Emo, where Glen resided until his passing. He worked for Border Sales for many years, and then to Visser Auto until his retirement.
Mary Dallman, 89, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Mary was born on Jan. 2, 1918 in Russia. She came to Canada around 1927, settling in Saskatchewan. It was there she met and married Otto Dallman on Oct. 3, 1938.
Upon her arrival in Fort Frances, Mary held several jobs, including salesperson at Lerman’s, telephone operator, and also working alongside her husband, Otto, at logging camps and the J.A. Mathieu estate.
Terry Edgar Russell Godin, 71, of Manitou Rapids First Nations, Ont., passed away at his residence on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007.
Terry was born July 4, 1936 in Rainy River, Ont. to the late George and Helen Godin. He had worked as a guide at various tourist camps in the district, and also had guided in the North West Territories for a time.
He later became a roofer and carpenter, and then started his own contracting business.