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ARLINE C. WRIGHT

Arline C. Wright of Mt. Clemens, Mich., who will be remembered by her family and friends for her faith in God, devotion to family, and humble service to others, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 at Intensiva Hospital of Macomb County in Mt. Clemens.

THOMPSON ARTHUR ‘THOMPS’ McCOMB

Thompson Arthur “Thomps” McComb, 82, of Emo, Ont., passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 at the Emo Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1916 in Emo to the late Edward and Ella McComb.

In his younger years, “Thomps” had worked as a guide for hunters and fishermen. During the Second World War, he worked at the Canada Car and Foundry airplane plant in Thunder Bay.

He later returned to Emo and continued to guide and also do carpentry work. His main job was organizing and setting up the training plan for ARC Industries, where he worked for 13 years before retiring.

WALTER DOKUCHIE

Walter Dokuchie, 78, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998 at La Verendrye General hospital.

He was born Oct. 22, 1920 in Sundown, Man. to the late Maxime and Nellie Dokuchie.

Walter had worked for years as a logger and trucker in the Thunder Bay area, and for John Stewart in the Kenora area around Nestor Falls. He later drove taxi for a few years before starting his own towing service.

GAIL VIKLEN

Mrs. Gail Viklen (nee Black), 53, a resident of Jewel Street in Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Gail was very involved with her church work at the Shuniah Knox United Church. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Emergency at both St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Port Arthur General Hospital, and in Pediatrics in St. Joseph’s Care Group.

She enjoyed time with her family, the outdoors, camping, music, and curling at the Port Arthur Curling Club.

MICHAEL LIN BOILEAU

Michael Lin Boileau, 54, passed away peacefully at Moose Jaw Union Hospital in Moose Jaw, Sask. on Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Lincolnshire, England on Oct. 31, 1944. Michael was the eldest child of Lin and Jean Boileau of Fort Frances, Ont.

Michael lived and worked most of his life in Northwestern Ontario up until 1996, when he took up residence in Moose Jaw. Although he lived in Saskatchewan, he continued to work during the summer months on Lake of the Woods.

MICHAEL LIN BOILEAU

Michael Lin Boileau, 54, passed away peacefully at Moose Jaw Union Hospital in Moose Jaw, Sask. on Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Lincolnshire, England on Oct. 31, 1944. Michael was the eldest child of Lin and Jean Boileau of Fort Frances, Ont.

Michael lived and worked most of his life in Northwestern Ontario up until 1996, when he took up residence in Moose Jaw. Although he lived in Saskatchewan, he continued to work during the summer months on Lake of the Woods.

DOROTHY ‘DOT’ MAY RUECKER

Dorothy “Dot” May Ruecker, 75, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 at Regina, Sask.

She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Mary; husband, Philip; and three brothers, Louis, Ernest, and Charles Goldamer.

Dot is survived by her loving family, daughter, Kathryn (Kim) Thomson of Regina; son, David (Edie) of Regina; six grandchildren, Jason and Sarah Thomson, and Daniel, Janalee, Kyle, and Robbie Ruecker; one sister, Lillian Phaklides of International Falls, Mn.; and numerous other family members and friends.

VERNA IRENE CLINK

After a long battle with cancer, Verna Irene Clink, 88, of 1301 Elizabeth St., Fort Frances, Ont., went to be with her Lord on Dec. 10, 1998.

Verna was born at her home in Shenston, Ont. on April 2, 1910.

After graduating from Western Pentecostal Bible College in 1937, Verna devoted most of her life to pastoring in a number of churches in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario. She was ordained by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and spent 50 years of her life in the ministry.

GLENDA MYRNA ROSE MAINVILLE

Glenda Myrna Rose Mainville, 56, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Glenda was born May 1, 1942 in Fort Frances to the late Wilfred and Rosalie Morrisseau. In 1960, she was united in marriage to Roger Mainville.

In the 1970s, Glenda worked as night staff at the Browndale Group Home in Thunder Bay, Ont. In the early 1980s, she moved to Kenora, Ont., where she lived until 1988 when she moved back to Fort Frances.

MARY GODIN

Mary Godin (nee Romanow), 86, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998 at the Good Samaritan Care Centre in the Falls.

Mary was born June 6, 1912 in Gonor, Man, where she grew up. She then lived in Devlin, Ont. and later moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1949. She moved to International Falls in 1953, where she had lived since.

She was married Aug. 31, 1949 in Fort Frances to Bill Godin.

JEAN SMITH

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Smith, 84, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Jean was born Feb. 9, 1914 in Devlin, Ont. to the late John and Olive Matheson, and lived all her life in Devlin and Fort Frances. She was a member of Knox United Church and the U.C.W. of Fort Frances. She also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, and a member of the founding committee and past-president of the Fort Frances and District Association for Community Living.

NICHOLAS (NICK) BORESIUK

Nicholas (Nick) Boresiuk, 90, of 913 Portage Ave. N., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 28, 1908 in Mamayestie, Romania to the late George and Sanefta Boresiuk. Nick moved to Canada in February, 1926, and the following year moved to Fort Frances, where he has lived here since.

He worked for 40 years exclusively in the Fort Frances district as a section man for the C.N. Rail until his retirement on May 18, 1968.

BARBARA ANN KEEWAYKAPOW

Barbara Ann Keewaykapow, 32, of Winnipeg, Man., formerly of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.

She was born Dec. 26, 1965 in Kenora, Ont. to Ronald and Clara Jack.

Barbara attended school in Sabaskong First Nation. She was a kind-hearted person, very humorous and outgoing. Barbara also enjoyed attending pow-wows, and was a fancy shawl dancer.

She was predeceased by one brother, Patrick Jack; maternal grandparents, Margaret and Patrick Hebert; and paternal grandparents, Stewart and Mary Jack.

MELVIN PERTER LEE

Melvin Perter Lee, 75, of Blackhawk, Ont., passed away suddenly at his home Dec. 8, 1998.

Melvin worked most of his life as a guide, starting out at Straw Lake with his brother-in-law, Duncan Magill, and sister, Hilda, at Slippery Winds Resort. He later guided for Dolly and Jack Bruce at Boulder Lodge on Pipestone Lake, then he went to work for Delbert and Gladys Ross at Ross’ Camp on Clearwater Lake.

When the camp was sold to Bill and Armond Mosbeck, Melvin stayed on guiding for Bill and Armond until he retired a few years ago.

GORDON SYDNEY BALDWIN

Gordon Baldwin, 90, of 960 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Aug. 16, 1908 in Fort Frances to the late Charles and Mary Baldwin. He lived most of his life in Fort Frances and on May 26, 1936, was united in marriage to the former Mary Ryan.

Gordon had worked for the Ontario and Minnesota Pulp and Paper Co. as personnel and public relations officer for 33 years, retiring on Aug. 31, 1973.

JAMES EDWARD DALGETTY

James Edward Dalgetty, 69, passed away at St. Vincent’s Langara in Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998.

He is survived by his loving brother, Douglas of Vancouver and family; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Dalgetty of Fort Frances, Ont. and family.

There will be no service by request.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

RUBY MARY FRIDAY

Our dearest mother, Ruby Mary (Whalen) Friday, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998.

Mom was born Dec. 25, 1911 in Renous, N.B. but the family moved to Blackhawk and Stratton, Ont. in the 1920s. She attended elementary school in Stratton and high school in Duluth.

She entered the nursing profession in Port Arthur and graduated as a R.N. in 1934 from St. Joseph’s Hospital. Married to Donald Francis Friday on Sept. 30, 1935, they raised a family of three sons and one daughter.

GARY WAYNE HICKS

Gary Wayne Hicks, 58, of 228 Third St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was born May 18, 1940 in Windsor, Ont. to the late Frank and Louella Hicks.

Gary had worked for Pilkington Glass Company in Cambridge, Ont. for 10 years before being transferred to Thunder Bay, where he worked for five years. He then moved back to the Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo area, where he worked for Sherwin Williams Paint and Pollock Paint and Decorating for a period of time.

TERENCE ROY (TERRY) ALLAN

Terry Allan, 54, of Carpenter Township, Emo, Ont., passed away suddenly in Carpenter Township on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.

Terry was born Oct. 8, 1944 in Port Arthur, Ont. He was adopted as an infant by his grandparents, Cecil and Elda Allan.

On Sept. 2, 1966, Terence was united in marriage to Helen Maki. They resided in Atikokan for a brief time, where Terry was employed at Caland Ore. The family moved back to operate a small grocery store in Burriss, Ont.

ROSE SPENCER

Rose Spencer, 82, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.

She was born May 16, 1916 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson.

Rose had many hobbies, which included sewing, attending Pow-Wows, setting nets, tanning hides, leather and bead work, and birch bark crafts. She also was a trapper and a lumberjack.

NICHOLAS (NICK) BORESIUK

Nicholas (Nick) Boresiuk, 90, of 913 Portage Ave. N., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 28, 1908 in Mamayestie, Romania to the late George and Sanefta Boresiuk. Nick moved to Canada in February, 1926, and the following year moved to Fort Frances, where he has lived here since.

He worked for 40 years exclusively in the Fort Frances district as a section man for the C.N. Rail until his retirement on May 18, 1968.

LEMPI ELLEN HAKE

Lempi Hake, 85, of Rainycrest Home for Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1912 in Fort Frances to Johannes (John) and Serafia Takkunen. Lempi attended Miscampbell School, and was well versed in Finnish, of which she spoke and wrote very well.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed cross-country skiing, swimming, and fishing.

LEMPI ELLEN HAKE

Lempi Hake, 85, of Rainycrest Home for Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1912 in Fort Frances to Johannes (John) and Serafia Takkunen. Lempi attended Miscampbell School, and was well versed in Finnish, of which she spoke and wrote very well.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed cross-country skiing, swimming, and fishing.

ANNA SALAMUND

Anna Salamund, 92, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at her residence.

Anna was born Jan. 6, 1906 in Chedlewce, Austria, where she was raised. In 1932, she moved to Canada and settled in Fort Frances, Ont., where she has lived until her passing.

In 1948, she was united in marriage to Basil Salamund.

Anna was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening and canning. She especially enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, and will be sadly missed by them all.

WALTER CLIFFORD ‘CLIFF’ ROWLAND

Walter Clifford “Cliff” Rowland, 83, of RR#1, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. He was born Nov. 21, 1915 in Morris, Man. to the late Walter and Elizabeth Rowland.

Cliff moved to the Crozier area in his late teens and had lived there since. His main occupation was farming but he also had worked for the Township of Alberton, at the peat moss plant, and for Dale Perusse and Brad Bradford. He also had worked on the Heenan Highway, now known as Highway 11/71.

His hobbies were farming, horses, and cattle.