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BETTY VOGES PEOPLES

In loving memory of Betty Voges Peoples, who passed away May 28, 2000 in Kennewick, Wash. She was born in Mine Centre, Ont. on Feb. 12, 1940.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, Louis A. Voges and Gladys Mary Cain; and her husband, Ray.

Betty married Raymond Eugene Peoples on July 28, 1958 and together they had seven children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They made their home in Sherwood, Ore. until 1976, when they moved to the Tri-Cities.

Betty was employed at Manufacturing Services in Kennewick, where she had worked for the past 20 years.

EDWARD WILLIAM WILKINS

Edward William Wilkins, 93, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Feb. 6, 1907 in Maidstone, County of Kent, England to the late Edward and Jane Wilkins.

Mr. Wilkins came to Fort Frances as a child, and have lived north of LaVallee for several years. He had served with C.I.B.C. until the age of 21, when he took over his father’s florist business on Crowe Avenue in Fort Frances.

KENNETH SVOBODA

On June 19, 2000, Ken Svoboda, 64, of Kamloops, B.C., passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer.

Ken is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sheila; four sons, William (Patty) and Shane (Debbie), all of Fort Frances, Ont., and Robert and Jack (Cindy), all of Kamloops, B.C.; six grandchildren; his mother, Elizabeth; brother, Tony; and sister, Ella.

Ethel Kari Jorundson

In loving memory of Ethel Kari Jorundson, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances after a courageous battle with cancer which lasted more than nine years.

Albert Edward Hunter

Albert Hunter, 86, of Manitou Rapids, Ont., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Albert was born Sept. 17, 1913 in Manitou Rapids to the late Peter and Mary Hunter. On May 27, 1956, Albert was united in marriage to the former Bella Bluebird.

He worked as a logger for most of his life throughout Northwestern Ontario and Northern Minnesota until his retirement in 1979. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed family gatherings attended by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

RAYMOND JAMES (RAY) EDGETT

Raymond (Ray) Edgett, 73, of 216 Second St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, June 5, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Raymond was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Kenora, Ont.

He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Edward and Jennie (Cunningham); and his loving sister, Mary Edgett.

Raymond is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Antonia Marie (Coran) Edgett; daughters, Kayleen Mary Cross (Mike), Donna Rae Paterson ( Russell), and Rae Ann Edgett and a special friend, Todd Wood.

NORMAN HUNTLEY

Norman Huntley, 80, of 275 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Sunday, June 4, 2000.

He was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Hazenmore, Sask. to the late Isaiah and Ethel Huntley. Norman moved to the Bergland area in 1931.

During World War II, he was stationed overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1941 to 1945. While overseas, he served as a Lance Bombardier in the Mediterranean and Central Europe.

JEAN DORIS WASYKOWSKI

In loving memory of Jean Doris Wasykowski, 66, of Dryden, Ont., who passed away peacefully Friday, June 3, 2000 at her residence.

She was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Oct. 2, 1933 to John and Nettie Wasykowski.

In her younger years, Jean worked at the seniors’ home in Fort Frances. She would run errands for the seniors—even on her days off.

Jean also worked at a tourist camp in Nestor Falls, Ont. She used to transport tourists by motor boat from Nestor Falls to camp on Lake of the Woods.

GEORGE WILLIAM CALDER

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that the family announces the passing of George William Calder, 77, on Saturday, June 3, 2000.

George was born May 10, 1923 in Fort Frances, Ont., to George (Valley) and Isabel Calder. He lived in Fort Frances the majority of his life, leaving only to serve in World War II as a Warrant Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Melanie Mae Gate

In loving memory of Melanie Mae Gate, 34, of Pahrump, Nev., who passed away there Friday, June 2, 2000.

She was born Aug. 4, 1965 in Kanab, Utah to Charles and Dorothy Gate. She has resided in Pahrump for the last six years, working at Terrible Town Casino.

She enjoyed being outdoor and spending time with nature. She was especially proud of her two children, Willie and Cody.

ANNE KOLISNYK

In loving memory of Anne Kolisnyk, 81, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Friday, June 2, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Anne will be missed by her sister, Marie Rodier; and nephew, Charles Rodier and his wife, Cathy, and their children, Aaron, Alexander, and Nicole, all of Winnipeg, Man. She also leaves behind many friends in Fort Frances.

ANTHONY ‘TONY’ DeLARONDE

With great sorrow, the family of Anthony “Tony” DeLaronde announces his passing on Thursday, June 1, 2000 at McKellar Hospital with his family by his side.

Tony was born in Nipigon, Ont. on Sept. 4, 1926, where he attended school.

In 1946, Tony and Germaine Morin were united in marriage and over the next years, they raised four children, Marie, Terrance, Raymond, and Gerry-Lynn.

MARLES MATHEWSON

Today we lost a very special person, Marles Mathewson, 58, who passed away at McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. peacefully with her family by her side.

Marles is survived by her husband, Darwin; daughter, Sheila (Kaarlo) Viljanen; son, Shane (Marilyn) Mathewson; daughter-in-law, Lynn (Curt) Perrier; and six grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Viljanen, Eric Mathewson, Adam Schutte, and Marilyn and Ashley Davis.

Earle Armistead

“Stand firm in the faith.”

Earle Armistead, loved father, grandfather and esteemed Rainy River

resident, passed away Sunday, May 28 at the Health Sciences Centre.

Predeceased by his wife Joyce (née Jackson) he is survived by sons

Richard (Glenys), Gregg (Laura) both of Winnipeg, daughter Anne

Mailloux of Rainy River and his six grandchildren, Rodger, Jonathan,

Jessica, Sarah, Joy and Heather. His absence will be deeply felt; words

cannot adequately express our loss.

EDITH MARY MUNRO

Edith Munro, 93, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her home May 23, 2000.

She was born Dec. 23, 1906 to John Joseph and Delima Arsenault of Balmoral, N.B. The family moved to Kapuskasing, Ont. in the early 1920s.

She was married to Duncan Clifford Munro on Nov. 15, 1929, who predeceased her in March, 1974. She also was predeceased by brothers, Amedee, Philip, and John; and sisters, Aurore, Eleanore, and Alphonsine.

REV. DAVID JASPER HYATT

Peacefully at Seven Oaks General Hospital on May 19, 2000, Rev. David Jasper Hyatt left this world to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

David was born in Emo, Ont. on Aug. 7, 1912, the youngest of seven brothers, Stanley, Gordon, Freeman, Noble, James, John, and Marshall, and three sisters, Eva, Lila, and Ida.

As a young man, he worked in the logging camps but at age 21 gave his life to the Lord, who he followed until his passing.

ROBERT LEE ‘BOB’ MUTZ

Robert Lee “Bob” Mutz, 48, of R.R.#2, Devlin, Ont., passed away Thursday, May 18, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Feb. 14, 1952 in Fort Frances.

Mr. Mutz had lived all his life in Rainy River District and was employed at the local paper mill for 22 years. He was a great outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, yardwork, and people. He was a good father, and family was foremost in his life.

He attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church, where he experienced the great inner peace with his renewed faith in God.

ONNI AUKUSTI HUITIKKA

In loving memory of Onni Huitikka, 92, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at his residence.

Onni will be greatly missed by his wife, Aili; children, Reino (Agnes) of Dryden, Ont., Albert (Helen) of Dryden, Ont., Helen of Courtland, Ont., Olavi (Marlyce) of Crozier, Ont., Don (Dorothy) of Finland, Ont., Bob (Cathy) of Nestor Falls, Ont., and Rick (Karen) of Ladysmith, B.C.; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

FAY IOLA WARREN

Fay Warren, 87, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away at the Rainy River Health Centre on Wednesday, May 17, 2000.

She was born Oct. 11, 1912 in Keoma, Alta. to the late Arnold and Maude Radke but Fay moved to Stratton, Ont. during her youth. She later attended Normal School in North Bay, and following graduation taught elementary school in Gameland for a few years.

While living in Gameland, she met and later married Fred Warren on Sept. 1, 1937.

MARIAN ELIZABETH CARMODY

Marian Elizabeth Carmody (nee Carroll) entered the Lord’s presence on May 15, 2000. She was born in Duluth, Mn. on April 14, 1923.

Marian grew up in International Falls, Mn. and graduated from Falls High School. During World War II, she worked in the shipyards in Oakland, Calif.

In 1945, Marian married Harold William Carmody and celebrated 55 years of marriage together. They are the parents of six children, four of whom are living, and they have six grandchildren.

In 1955, they relocated to Chico, Calif.

BEN L. HADLEY

Benjamin (Ben) L. Hadley, 96, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away at the Atikokan General Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2000.

He was born Dec. 8, 1903 in Chapple Township to Ben W. and Rachel Hadley. He lived most of his life on his farm north of Barwick before moving to Atikokan in 1987.

BIRDENA MARY HAGLIN

Birdena Mary Haglin, 69, passed away Monday, May 8, 2000 at the Emo Hospital. She was born in Emo, Ont. on July 25, 1930 and was raised in the area.

She was united in marriage to Elmer on Dec. 27, 1947, and they spent more than 50 years together.

In her younger years, Birdena worked at the Emo Hospital for Red Cross and Marg’s Lunch in Emo. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, and was an animal lover.

JIM MILLER

Jim Miller, our loving husband and father, passed away Monday, May 8, 2000 at M.S.A. Hospital in Abbotsford, B.C.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and son, Jim; brothers, Bob and Stuart; sister, Nora Campbell; grandchildren, Scott, Susan, and Lauren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jim grew up in Kenora, Ont. and served in the R.C.A.F. during World War II. He also was a Canadian amateur light-heavyweight boxing champion, an oarsman on the winning team at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, and was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

STELLA ELIZABETH OWEN MEYERS

Stella Elizabeth Owen Meyers, 90, of Emo, Ont., passed away Sunday, April 30, 2000 at the Emo Hospital in Emo.

Mrs. Meyers was born April 21, 1910 in Providence Bay on Manitoulin Island, Ont. to the late Alexander and Emily Owen.

In 1922, she moved with her parents to Iroquois Falls, Ont. It was there that she met and married Mark Meyers, and they were blessed with two children, Bernice and Gordon.