Dorothy Judson, 88, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009 at her home in Emo, Ont. with her family at her side.
Dorothy was born May 1, 1920 in Emo to the late William and Helen Mason.
She will be missed and remembered for many reasons—one of Dorothy’s most incredible talents was the ability to understand people, lift them up, and brighten their world.
No matter what the situation, she never sat in judgment. She would listen and help each of us come up with our own answers.
She was the “rock” who inspired and nurtured all and asked for nothing in return.
It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Duchnicki, of 910 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., announces his passing on Friday, March 27, 2009 at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. in Fort Frances.
Walter was born July 16, 1914 in Fort Frances to Michael and Sophie Duchnicki. He graduated from Fort Frances High School and started working on the O&M paper mill in Fort Frances in 1938.
He married the love of his life, Katherine (Kay) Grynol, on June 22, 1941. They had two children, Karen and Michael.
Wilfred Johnson, 89, of Gameland, Ont., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.
Wilf was born Feb. 23, 1920 in Blue Township, Ont. to the late August and Lilha Johnson. He enlisted in the army and after the war, he returned to the area and began logging.
Wilf met Jean Betts and they were united in marriage, settling in North Branch, Ont. for a short period, later moving to Gameland, where he remained until his passing.
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved wife, sister, aunt, and best friend, Pam Carlson.
Pam was born Nov. 30, 1957 in Nakina, Ont. to the late Mary and James Murphy.
She passed away unexpectedly at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, with her family by her side.
Pam was employed at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont. for eight years. She loved all animals, the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and puttering around her garden.
She was united in marriage to Gene Carlson on July 2, 1999.
Murray Arthur Pollard, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
He was born Oct. 13, 1932 in Pinewood, Ont. to the late Arthur and Ida Pollard.
He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren, as well as his time at the lakes and doing carpentry work.
Murray is survived by his wife, Marg Pollard; sons, Shawn (Wanda), Trevor, Dennis, and Michael; and grandchildren, Tyson, Riley, Kevin, Jamie, Anna, Ashley, Doug, Dennis, Sara, and Josh.
Wallace “Bruce” Woolsey passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in Burnaby, B.C. at the age of 81 after a valiant struggle with cancer.
Bruce served Canada in the merchant marine in the Second World War.
Following his discharge, he enjoyed a successful career on the Vancouver waterfront as longshoreman, foreman, and superintendant until his retirement 25 years ago.
He will be remembered as a kind, lovable, generous, hard-working man who was liked and respected by all.
Bruce will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife, golfing and travelling partner, Verna (Smith).
Dr. Andrej Novovesky, 78, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River.
Andrej was born Sept. 13, 1930 in Bardejov, Slovakia. He immigrated to Canada in 1968.
Together with his wife, Maria, they operated a dental clinic in Rainy River for many years until his retirement in 1987.
Andrej was a valued member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church and a life member of the Knights of Columbus.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Erma Mae Dean Gurski announces her passing on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Pinewood Court in Thunder Bay, Ont. with her daughter by her side.
Erma was born to Eli and Katherine Johnson on May 10, 1931 in Barwick, Ont. She then moved with her family to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1946.
Erma and Nick were united in marriage on Nov. 29, 1952 in Fort Frances, where they raised their three children and successfully ran Russell’s Moving and Storage for more than 40 years.
Peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., Robert Christiansen of Fort Frances passed away at the age of 82.
Robert was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Fort Frances to the late John and Anna (Olson). He was united in marriage to Irene Reich in Fort Frances on March 22 1947.
Robert worked for 42 years for the Fort Frances paper mill as a pipe fitter.
He enjoyed coaching minor hockey and baseball, and was a valued member of the Granite Masonic Lodge #446 and the Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29.
Keith Gordon Sutherland passed away March 3, 2009 at the age of 87 following a precipitous decline in the last months of an otherwise vital and healthy life.
He was a gentle, kind, generous, and strong man with a delightful, inquisitive spirit and his passing is mourned by those privileged to have encountered him during his life journey.
He was predeceased by his father, John Henry; mother, Kathleen (nee Lewis); and brothers, Peter and John.
Keith is survived by his wife, Laura (nee Belluz), whom he courted until the day he died and with whom he shared a profound and generous love.
Paulette Marie Greenner, born June 22, 1943, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was predeceased by her parents, Valerien and Stella Gervais.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Sid Greenner; four brothers, Ronald (Sylvia) and Robert of London, Ont., Andre (Diane) of Burlington, Ont., and Paul Gervais of Timmins, Ont.; and two sisters, Marilyn Simpson of Courtenay, B.C. and Michelle Pladzyk of Timmins, Ont.
She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt Polly dearly.
Fred Westover, 79, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River with his family by his side.
Fred was born Oct. 28, 1929 in Barwick, Ont. to the late William and Edna Westover. He began working for the CNR in 1954, and remained at that job until he retired in 1990.
Fred married Margaret Mose in Oct. 20, 1956 and together they had six children, 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He enjoyed helping others and was a creative problem-solver.
Our wonderful Dad left us early on Sunday morning, March 22, 2009 when God put his arms around him and said “Come to me.”
Dad was born Sept. 7, 1920 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Dad leaves to mourn our mother, Norma, who will miss him so much.
His five children, who will cherish his memory forever, are Peter Law (Kathryn), Donna Kyliuk (Norman), Bobby Law (Joanne), Barbara Gushulak (Randy), and John Law (Kim).
Isabell L.M. Taylor (nee Stewart) passed away after a short illness at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Saturday March 21, 2009 in her 81st year.
She was the wife of the late Russell Taylor; dear mother of Fay (Ron) Couch, Elvin Taylor (Dorothy), Lilly May Taylor, and the late Helen Ann (late Harold) Tait; loving grandmother of Debbie, Karen, Ray, Julie, Christine, James, Russell, Emily, Ben, Dylan, and Lacey; and great-grandmother of Megan, Emma, Hannah, and Zackary.
A service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Dixon Garland Funeral Home in Markham, Ont.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Whitelaw Smith Church on Monday, March 16, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Bill will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Jean, and four sons, Tim of Winnipeg, Man., Bill (Heather) of Richmond Hill, Ont., Brian of Fort Frances, Ont., and Dave (Kara) of Calgary, Alta.