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DOREEN EULALIE GEARY

Doreen Geary, 70, of 618 Second St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at her home Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.

She was born July 28, 1928 in Fort Frances to the late Gordon and Inez Breckon. Doreen received her education in Fort Frances, and was a graduate of Fort Frances High School and Miss Leslie’s Business School.

On March 21, 1959, she was united in marriage to Thomas Earl Geary.

MARLENE RUBY GOULIQUER

After a courageous battle with cancer, Marlene Gouliquer (nee King) passed away at the Emo Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 in her 60th year.

Marlene was born in the family home in Stratton, Ont. on Feb. 1, 1938, the second oldest daughter of Gwen and the late Allan King. She attended the Pattulo and Fort Frances High School.

She was married Nov. 2, 1956 and farmed in the Township of Nelles, where Marlene lived until April, 1998. She then moved to care for her mother until her own health failed.

FRANCIS JOHN GAILLING

Francis Gailling passed away peacefully Dec. 30, 1998 at his home in Edmonton, Alta. at the age of 74 years. He was born Nov. 4, 1924 in Bremen, Sask. to the late Rosa and Mathias Gailling.

He is survived by his wife, Galina; and also leaves to mourn his five daughters, Gayle (Mervin) Hyatt of Emo, Penny Benson (Dennis Logan) and Brenda (Jim) Marr of Fort Frances, Ruth (Deder) Kielczewski of Thunder Bay, and Stacey (Roger) Buck of Edmonton.

DONALD Y. BAMFORD

Mr. Donald Young Bamford, husband of Barbara Bamford, of Water Street, Miramichi, N.B., passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at the age of 68.

Born in Blissfield, N.B., he was the son of the late William and Jennie (Mersereau) Bamford. He was a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces and the former Royal Canadian Air Force.

Don was an avid outdoorsman, a writer, and a partner in Barb’s Flower Shop in Miramichi.

CLEMENT ‘KEN’ RUSSELL LeBLANC

Clement “Ken” Russell LeBlanc, 86, of Stratton, Ont., passed away suddenly Monday, Dec. 21, 1998 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Ken was born Jan. 7, 1912 in Chisholm, Mn. He moved to Dearlock, Ont. at the age of two with his family. The LeBlanc family homesteaded on what remains the family farm. Ken lived there all his life.

LILLIAN McTEAGUE

Lillian McTeague (nee Gushulak), beloved wife of the late John McTeague, entered into God’s rest at the Centenary Health Centre on Monday, Dec. 21, 1998 in her 56th year.

She was the loving mother of Janette and Jennifer (Karl Doose), and proud grandmother of Kurt Doose.

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.