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ROSS SYDNEY WEBB

ROSS SYDNEY WEBB

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Ross Sydney Webb, on Monday, April 23, 2007 with his loving family by his side.

A complete obituary will follow.

LORRAINE MARY SWIRE

LORRAINE MARY SWIRE

Lorraine Mary Swire, 76, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away Friday, April 20, 2007 at the Atikokan General Hospital surrounded by her family.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Green Visitation Chapel in Atikokan.

A celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held at 7:30 p.m., with Pastors Garth and Diane Clifford officiating.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 1 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church in Emo, Ont., with Rev. Eileen Bragg officiating.

ROSE ESTER BELL

ROSE ESTER BELL

Rose Ester Bell, 91, formerly of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away peacefully amongst family and friends at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont. on April 20, 2007.

She was born March 14, 1916 in Peru, Indiana, U.S.A. to the late Frank and Bertha McWilliams, a combined family of three sisters and five brothers.

ROSE BELL

ROSE BELL

Rose Bell, 91, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, April 20, 2007.

Funeral arrangements are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.

DAVID GEORGE CLARK

DAVID GEORGE CLARK

The family of David George Clark, 45, wish to sorrowfully announce his unexpected passing on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A complete obituary to follow.

Online condolences may be left at everestofthunderbay.com

JAMES EMILE BOUDREAU

JAMES EMILE BOUDREAU

Suddenly, after complications arising from heart by-pass surgery, James (Jim) Boudreau, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at St. Boniface Hospital on Saturday, April 14, 2007.

Jim was taken away in an instant, far too early, during his golden retirement years that he shared with the love of his life, Lillian.

Jim was born July 21, 1931 in Fort Frances, Ont. and was raised here. His wife, Lillian, was literally the “girl next door,” who he grew up with and fell in love with.

JEAN WONG

JEAN WONG

Jean Wong passed away peacefully at the age of 71 on March 31, 2007 with her sister, Dot, and brother, Bob, at her side.

She also is survived by her sister, Joyce; and sons, Greg and Lesley; step-daughter, Wendy Schweigert; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jean and her husband, Bill, ran Wongs Arthur Cafe in Fort Frances, Ont. from 1965-1976. After running the Crocus Restaurant in Winnipeg, Man., Bill finally retired and later passed away on July 21, 1992 at the age of 91.

Jean remarried in British Columbia on March 1, 1997 to Otto Toth.

SHIRLEY ROSE GILL

SHIRLEY ROSE GILL

Born Feb. 27, 1932 in Millidge, Ont., Shirley spent her childhood years in Richan and Dryden, Ont.

After a short courtship with the man who swept her off her feet, Arnold Gill, she subsequently moved to Barwick, Ont.—the town that became her home.

Shirley was very involved with the Barwick Community Church, and for years acted as treasurer. She always was supportive of her husband’s business ventures and worked frequently in the clothing division.

GERT D’AGOSTINI

GERT D’AGOSTINI

Gertrude Cynthia Ann McMullen D’Agostini, born in Westmeath, Ont. in 1921, passed away at her home in Fort Frances, Ont. on April 17, 2007.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dino; sisters, Fosty and Ethel; and her nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Caro McMullen; sister, Edith; brothers, Stanley and Norris.

Gert lived “down home” in the Ottawa Valley until 1947, when she was called to Sudbury, Ont. to help a friend. It was there she met Dino and they were married in 1951.

ANTONIA (TONI) SPUZAK

It is with sorrowful hearts that the family of Antonia (Toni) Spuzak announces the passing of our loving mother, grandmother (Baba), and great-grandmother on Friday, March 30, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Antonia was born Feb. 28, 1919 in Cooks Creek, Man. to Vasile and Sophie Luchka. In 1940, she married Alexander Spuzak and they made their home in Crozier, Ont., where she resided ever since.

Antonia dedicated most of her life to the art of providing for family and home in Crozier. She was “the glue” that nurtured her children.

ANGELA INDIAN

(Animikiiwasamoog)

It is with great sadness that the family of Angela Indian announces her passing on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. after a courageous battle with cancer.

Angela was born April 8, 1974 to Ilene and Larry Indian in Emo, Ont. She was raised and lived at Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation most of her life.

After completing high school in Fort Frances, Angela became an Early Childhood Educator for Ojibways of Onigaming. She loved children and was very passionate about their education.

ANGELA INDIAN (Animikiiwasamoog)

ANGELA INDIAN (Animikiiwasamoog)

It is with great sadness that the family of Angela Indian announces her passing on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. after a courageous battle with cancer.

Angela was born April 8, 1974 to Ilene and Larry Indian in Emo, Ont. She was raised and lived at Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation most of her life.

After completing high school in Fort Frances, Angela became an Early Childhood Educator for Ojibways of Onigaming. She loved children and was very passionate about their education.

PAULINE WILCOX (STADNYK)

PAULINE WILCOX (STADNYK)

Pauline “Polly” Wilcox, 85, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday, April 9, 2007 at Falls Good Samaritan Center in International Falls.

Born on April 4, 1922 in Kiev, Ukraine, Polly moved to Prince Albert, Sask. in 1925. She married Paul S. Wilcox on Dec. 23, 1948.

Pauline and Paul had three children, Ronald, Martin, and Judy.

JOYCE CAROLINE KALLSTROM

JOYCE CAROLINE KALLSTROM

Joyce Kallstrom, proud mother of Tom and Norma, lost her courageous battle with cancer in the early hours of Tuesday, April 3, 2007 with her loving husband, Melvin, by her side.

Born Nov. 6, 1945, in Winnipeg, Man. to the late Norman and Velda Fults, Joyce was raised north of Emo, Ont. She attended elementary school in Carpenter Township and then high school in Fort Frances, Ont.

WILLIAM (BILL) SHELFANTOOK

WILLIAM (BILL) SHELFANTOOK

William (Bill) Shelfantook passed away Friday, April 6, 2007.

He was born March 10, 1946 in Fort Frances, Ont. to wonderful parents, Frances and Bill Senior.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife, Nora (Geddes); daughter, Lainy (Dan Abbott); sons, Warren (Jamie) and Bryan; as well as his most cherished grandchildren, Berkley, Finley, and Vanna.

Also left to mourn his loss are his 93-year-old mother, Frances; sister, Linda (Guy); brother, Lynn (Linda); mother-in-law, Annie Geddes; and many nieces and nephews.

IVAN JEWETT

IVAN JEWETT

It is with great sadness that the family of Ivan Jewett announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the age of 90, with his family by his side.

Born June 6, 1916 in North Branch, Ont. to George and Mary Jewett, Ivan was the fifth of 10 children.

He began employment at the early age of 14 at a sawmill in North Branch. A number of years later, he purchased his first pulp truck and several stands of timber, thus starting his logging contracting and hauling to Fort Frances, Ont.

GEORGE WILBERT BOLEN

Wilbert Bolen 94, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont. with his family by his side.

Wilbert was born Jan. 13, 1913 in Chapple Township, Ont. to the late William and Margaret (nee Lougheed) Bolen. He was raised on the family farm in Shenston Township, Ont. and attended the country school there.

MARIETTA (MARY) EMILY ANDERSON

Marietta (Mary) Emily Anderson, of Rainy River, Ont., peacefully passed away at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 1, 2007 in her 90th year.

Mom was born in Wabash, Ont. on July 25, 1917 to Charles and Florence Taylor. At an early age, she moved to Shenston Township. It was there she was married to Carl Anderson on Oct. 19, 1937.

She and Carl moved to McKenzie Island in 1954, where they and their family resided until 1970, when she and Carl moved to Fort Frances, Ont.

ANTONIA (TONI) SPUZAK

ANTONIA (TONI) SPUZAK

It is with sorrowful hearts that the family of Antonia (Toni) Spuzak announces the passing of our loving mother, grandmother (Baba), and great-grandmother on Friday, March 30, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Antonia was born Feb. 28, 1919 in Cooks Creek, Man. to Vasile and Sophie Luchka. In 1940, she married Alexander Spuzak and they made their home in Crozier, Ont., where she resided ever since.

AGNES ISABEL HYATT

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, Agnes Hyatt, of Emo, Ont., on March 20, 2007 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. at the age of 90.

Agnes was born Oct. 9, 1916 in Rainy River, Ont. to the Late John and Adeline LeBlanc. In her younger years, Agnes worked at various tourist camps in the Nestor Falls area and also a few years in Milwaukee, Wis., Hibbing, Mn., and Little Falls, Mn.

Later after moving to Atikokan, she worked at Ideal’s Confectionary.

LEO RALPH BROWN

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leo Ralph Brown of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., on Monday, March 26, 2007 at his residence.

Leo was born Jan. 30, 1925 in Emo, Ont. to the late Walter and Violet Brown. As a child, he was raised in Fort Frances.

During WWII, Leo served with the Royal Canadian Navy overseas until his discharge from the services. Following the war, he returned home and was united in marriage to the former Alice Drennan.

MARCELLA LOUISE FOURNIER

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Marcella Louise Fournier on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Marcella was born Aug. 7, 1915 in Dearlock, Ont. to the late John and Adeline LeBlanc.

In her younger years, Marcella worked at various tourist camps in the Nestor Falls area. She later met Everett and was united in marriage to him on July 4, 1937. They made their home in Fort Frances and lived here all of their life.

JOYOUS LILLIAN WILSON

Peacefully on Saturday March 24, 2007 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont., Joyous L. Wilson passed away at the age of 78.

Joyous was born Dec. 10, 1928 to the late James and Adeline Brigden. In 1951, Joyous married Willard Wilson and they resided in Emo, where they raised their family.

Joyous was a chartered member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Women’s League.

LEONARD ARCHIBALD HOWELLS

LEONARD ARCHIBALD HOWELLS

It is with great sadness that the family of Leonard Howells announces his passing at the age of 72.

Leonard was born Jan. 14, 1935 in Nelles Township, Ont. to George and Noreen Howells. Leonard lived and worked in Rainy River District all of his life.

He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. This was reflected in his work as a guide at Crawford’s Camp and Canoe Canada.