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Obituaries

Elaine Harnett

It is with great sadness the family of Elaine Harnett announces her sudden passing on Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont., followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery.

A complete obituary will follow.

Morris E. Loveday

 It is with great sadness that the family of Morris E. Loveday announces his passing on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 44.

Morris was born in Emo, Ont. on June 2, 1962 to Beatrice and Lawrence Loveday.

In his years of work, Morris was employed by the Red Dog Inn, Arrowhead Camp, E&G Custom Sawing, Gary & Morris Judson, Northern Lights Camp, and Dave Burt Forest Products.

Jack Smeeth

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Smeeth on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at the age of 80.

Jack was born July 9, 1926 in Fort Frances, Ont. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Dorothy Seger on July 25, 1945 at Knox United Church.

They celebrated 60 wonderful years together—the majority of them on their farm in Miscampbell, where he grew up.

Jack enjoyed his years on the farm, where he and Evelyn raised their four children. He enjoyed working on the farm, and he also worked for several years on the toll bridge.

George Paulenko

Peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, George Paulenko left us after a lengthy illness. He had been born in 1929.

George will remain in the hearts and prayers of his loving wife, Nora; and daughters, Heather, Jacqueline, and Catherine.

He also will be greatly missed by his sons-in-law, John Caldwell, Mike Cawston, and Richard Van Den Bosh; and cherished grandchildren, Joshua, Brendan, Olivia, and Christopher.

He was the dear brother of Mary, Vera, Lena, Pearl, Emily, Carol, Shirley, and Billy.

Marilyne Elaine Smith

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyne Elaine Smith at her home in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Oct. 9, 2006. She was surrounded by her family.

Marilyne was born in Estevan, Sask. on Aug. 19, 1941 to the late Richard (Dick) and Thelma Smith. Marilyne grew up in Fort Frances, Ont.

George Paulenko

Peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, George Paulenko left us after a lengthy illness. He was born in 1929.

George will remain in the hearts and prayers of his loving wife, Nora; and daughters, Heather, Jacqueline, and Catherine.

He also will be greatly missed by his sons-in-law, John Caldwell, Mike Cawston, and Richard Van Den Bosch; and cherished grandchildren, Joshua, Brendan, Olivia, and Cristopher.

He was the dear brother of Mary, Vera, Lena, Pearl, Emily, Carol, Shirley, and Billy.

Marcel Joseph Laverdure

With his family by his side, Marcel Joseph Laverdure passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at the Dryden Regional Hospital in Dryden, Ont.

Marcel was born June 17, 1921 in Rainy River, Ont. to Isreal and Dorothy Laverdure. He was united in marriage to Muriel Anderson in 1945.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Muriel in 1977; brothers, Phil, Leo, Emil, Lorne, and Fred; and sisters, Lidia Martin, Julia Doyle, Alma Costello, Ida Kruger, Yvonne Ostman, and Louise Duncan.

Mary Ann Keenan (nee Coran)

Mary Ann Keenan (nee Coran) passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at Falls Memorial Hospital in International Falls, Mn.

Her loving granddaughter, Marla Lemieux, great-grandson, Brock Lemieux Krahnke, and her loyal poodle, “Buffy,” were by her side.

Mary was born Oct. 14, 1917 and was a life-long resident of International Falls, residing with her granddaughter, Marla, at 803 2nd St.

JOHN MacKENZIE (JACK) SMEETH

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Smeeth on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at the age of 80.

Jack was born July 9, 1926 in Fort Frances, Ont. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Dorothy Seger on July 25, 1945 at Knox United Church.

They celebrated 60 wonderful years together—the majority of them on their farm in Miscampbell, where he grew up.

Jack enjoyed his years on the farm, where he and Evelyn raised their four children. He enjoyed working on the farm, and he also worked for several years on the toll bridge.

Sandy Siiter

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sandy Siiter on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. She was born Aug. 10, 1964 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Sandy had a great passion for life, which she shared with her longtime companion, Dave Swiston.

For the past three years, Sandy had been employed at NorFab Building Components here, where her smile and energy will be missed greatly.

ROBIN CRAIG BRUYERE

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robin Craig Bruyere on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006.

Robin was born Aug. 19, 1955 in Fort Frances, Ont., where he lived his entire life.

Robin was predeceased by his mother, Ruth, on April 4, 2005; and two brothers, Lindsay and Gregory.

Hilda Cotton

Hilda Cotton, 87, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Hilda was born Dec. 31, 1918 in La Vallee, Ont. to the late Walter and Mary McFayden. She had lived all of her life in Rainy River District.

In her younger years, she enjoyed travelling to Florida, where she took up numerous crafts. She also was very active in numerous activities held at Flinders Place in Fort Frances.

She also had worked in the kitchen at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Helen Dorothy Hunter

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Hunter, 79, of 936 Shevlin Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006.

Helen was born Sept. 25, 1928 in Manitou Rapids Rainy River First Nation, Ont. to the late Leonard and Agnes Wilson. She was raised in the area and was a boarding school survivor.

During the 1940s, she was united in marriage to Arthur Hunter.

Kirsti Bouchard

Kirsti Bouchard, 85, of Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Mudge’s Camp, Mine Centre, Ont., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.

A private family service will be held, and a complete obituary will follow.

Kimberlee Ann (“Kim”) Glueheisen

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, and grandmother, Kimberlee Ann (“Kim”) Glueheisen, 48, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.

Kimberlee was born Dec. 22, 1957 in International Falls, Mn. to the late Mavis McDougall and the late Robert Jones.

On Nov. 27, 1976, Kim was united in marriage to Lance Glueheisen. She was a wonderful wife and mother, and enjoyed spending time with her two children, Michael and Christopher, while watching them grow up.

MARGUERITE ELIZABETH KERBER

Mrs. Marguerite Elizabeth Kerber, 78, a resident of Bears Passage, Ont., passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 with family by her side.

Margo was born in the late 1920s in the town of Preston, Ont.

From early childhood, poetry always had been a special form of expression for Margo. Her poems reflected her openness to experience, deepening with years, and her conviction that one should view God’s world with wonder, in the belief that no day was ever wasted that made a memory.

Morris E. Loveday

 It is with great sadness that the family of Morris E. Loveday announces his passing on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 44.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Balmoral Park Place, 920 Tungsten St, Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 5Z6.

WINONA ELIZABETH QUARTERMAN

Winona Elizabeth Quarterman, R.N., (nee Morphet), a graduate of KGH School of Nursing in 1946 and a retired nurse with Alcan, peacefully passed away at Providence Manor in Kingston, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 in her 83rd year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Howard Quarterman; and loving mother of William Quarterman (Anne) of Barrie, Ont., Robert Quarterman (Dale) of Kingston, Ont., and Jayne Gibson (Dan) of Kingston, Ont.

Affectionately known as “Nana” to grandchildren, Trisha and Justin, Christina and Katie, and Nicole and Sean.

Alvera Wiley

Alvera Wiley passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 in Boiestown, N.B.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; parents, Hazel and Elmer Wood; brother, George Wood; and sister, Aleatha DeFrancesco.

Surviving are her daughters, Juanita (Wayne) Bellinger of Thunder Bay, Ont. and Valerie (Joe) Schenkels of Parker Ridge, N.B.; four grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Gloria Wood; brother-in-law, John DeFrancesco; and three nieces and two nephews.

Mary Elizabeth Kingerski

Mary Elizabeth Kingerski 1922-2006

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Kingerski, 84, announce her peaceful passing on Friday, September 29, 2006 in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Mary was born on January 31, 1922 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Michael & Sophia Duchnicki.

She married the love of her life, Nick Kingerski, on September 11, 1946.

E. DERWARD ANGUS

Ernest Derward Angus, 96, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont.

Derward was born in Garson, Man. on Feb. 26, 1910 to Edna and Ernest Angus.

He was united in marriage to Helma (Widgren) on Sept. 7, 1934, and they were happily married for more than 66 years. Together they raised four children.

Derward lived most of his life in Burriss, Ont. In his younger days, he worked in the logging and trucking business, and briefly at the paper mill.

FRANK ROSS MEADES

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Ross Meades, 76, on Sept. 19, 2006.

Frank was born in Toronto, Ont., the youngest of 14 children. He grew up on a farm in the Don Valley and worked for Toronto Hydro for 25 years.

Frank and family moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1972. Frank and his brother, Harold, bought Northern Lite Camps and then Camp Manitou and later Rusty Myers Flying Service.

He also was a member of the board of the North Western Ontario Tourism Association for many years.

RAYMOND C. SADEWASSER

Raymond (“Rainbow”) Carl Sadewasser, 60, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2006 at the Falls Good Samaritan Care Center.

Raymond was born July 7, 1946 in International Falls. He grew up in the Falls and later moved to Manitou Rapids, Ont. He lived in Manitou for several years before returning back to the Falls in 1990.

In 1977, Ray attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth and later attended Rainy River Community College in International Falls, where he studied small engine tech. and cabinetry.

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ ALLISON

William “Bill” Allison, 75, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence on Monday, Sept. 25, 2006.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. at the Little Beaver Snow Park (turn left off McIrvine Road North). A short service will begin at 1:30 p.m.

A complete obituary will follow.