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Obituaries

FRED DAVIDSON

Mr. Fred Davidson, 70, of Pioneer Ridge, formerly of Caroline Street, passed away peacefully April 29, 2000 after a lengthy illness with his family by his side.

He was born Nov. 20, 1929 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Prosper and Georgina Davidson. He was employed at Avenor and retired in 1988.

HANS LARSEN

In loving memory of Hans Larsen, a dear husband, father, and grandfather who passed away April 27, 2000.

He was born Feb. 4, 1912.

He leaves behind his wife, Bodil; five children; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Hans and Bodil lived in Fort Frances, Ont. for more than 30 years. They retired to the Windsor, Ont. area in 1993.

ALAN R. MCLAY

Alan R. McLay, 76, passed away April 27, 2000 in Mission, B.C. He was born in Devlin, Ont. on Feb. 15, 1924.

He worked in the post office in Vancouver, B.C., retiring to Mission.

He was an ardent worker in the Legion, having served as president.

Alan was predeceased by his parents, and wife, Marg in 1995.

Survivors include his children, David and Judy; stepchildren, Bobby and Marilyn; grandchildren; sisters, Norma (Don) Law and Helen Krag; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held May 6, 2000 in Mission, B.C.

REGINALD (REG) GALLAGHER

Reginald (Reg) Gallagher, 87, passed away April 25, 2000 after a brief bout with cancer. He was born at Rocky Inlet on Oct. 6, 1912 and enjoyed his life in Rainy River District.

Gallagher means eager helper, and this described Reg in one word. He called himself a Jack-of-all trades. Never too busy to help a friend, throughout his life he was always happy to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. His honesty and integrity earned him the respect of everyone who knew him.

NORMA HOUGHTON

Mrs. Norma Houghton passed away Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000 at Rainycrest Home For The Aged in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born in King, Ont. on April 30, 1910 and lived for many years in Lefroy, Ont. She completed her Registered Nurse’s training in Toronto and New York City.

She married husband, Roy, on Dec. 25, 1936 and they spent 58 years together. Norma and Roy moved to Fort Frances in 1945.

ARTHUR STRAND

Arthur John Strand, 64, of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away unexpectedly at Port Arthur General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Saturday, April 22, 2000.

He was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Fort Frances, Ont. and had lived many years in Fort Frances.

Art enjoyed hunting and fishing and, in his earlier years, worked as a guide on Rainy Lake. He was known for having a good memory and loved to tell stories from years ago.

Art was an avid hockey fan having played in his earlier years. He often spent time at the arena watching hockey games and visiting with the players.

JOAN MARY AMERUD

Joan Mary Amerud, 64, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Saturday, April 22, 2000 at Falls Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born June 22, 1935 in Warroad, Mn. to Rose and Alfred Stoskopf, where she grew up and attended school.

After her marriage to Gordon Amerud on Jan. 5, 1953, they moved to International Falls that September, where they lived except for one-and-a-half years while Gordon was stationed in Anchorage, Al. with the U.S. Army.

ALFRED (FRED) LIONEL LOWEY

It is with great sadness that we announce that on April 18th, 2000, Alfred Lowey, beloved husband of Rolande Lowey, passed away peacefully at the age of 66 at Royal Inland Hospital.

He was predeceased by his father, Wilfred Lowey; his mother, Gladys (Lowey) Carlson; his stepfather, Ben Carlson; and his brother-in-law, Louis DeGagne.

LEO ROLAND HALVERSON

Leo Roland Halverson, 73, of 148 Pine Crescent, Atikokan, Ont., passed away suddenly Sunday, April 16, 2000 at the Atikokan General Hospital.

Leo was born Aug. 9, 1926 in Bergland, Ont. to Ben and Anna Halverson. When he was 12, the family moved to Nestor Falls, Ont., where they owned and operated Halverson’s Tourist Resort.

Leo grew up and worked in the area until he enlisted in the army, and served in Canada until his discharge at the end of the war.

IVA ANNIE BROWN

Iva Annie Brown, 80, a resident of Brock Street West, passed away at Port Arthur General Hospital on April 15, 2000.

Iva was born in Bethune, Sask. on June 22, 1919 to the late Melvin and Winnie French.

Iva was predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Winnie French; a baby brother, Elmer John French; her first husband, James E.O. Monahan; and her son, William James (Billy) Monahan.

CORNELIS SWART

Cornelis Swart, 67, of Miscampbell, Ont., passed away Monday, April 13, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born April 29, 1932 in Lutjebroek, Holland to the late Cornelis Sr. “Cees” and Annie Swart.

Cornelis came to Canada in 1972, and was employed by the former Great Lakes Forest Products in Thunder Bay until his retirement in 1990. On Aug. 31, 1989, Cornelis was united in marriage to Denise Simard.

GENE E.H. ANDRUSCO

Gene Andrusco, 38, of Huntington Beach, Calif., passed away Monday, March 20, 2000 at his home. He was born April 6, 1961 in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was a graduate of Garey High School in Pomona, Calif., where he lived for many years with his parents before settling in Huntington Beach in 1990.

He was well-known in the music industry as a music performer, song writer, and record producer with his production company Chenka Music and at his studio, The Green Room, in Huntington Beach.

WYLIE YOUNG ROACH

Wylie Young Roach passed away of cancer in his 49th year Monday, April 3, 2000 in Vancouver, B.C.

Born in Sussex, N.B. on April 10, 1951, he was a beloved son of Dr. W.A. (Bill) and the late Eileen Roach; and dear youngest brother of Graham of Toronto, Beth of Kingston, James of Brandon, and Margaret (Doug) of Brandon.

He also is fondly remembered by extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by the oldest brother, David.

Cremation has taken place. No visitation.

LUCIENNE THORIMBERT

On Sunday, April 2, 2000 at the Foyer Valade, Mrs. Lucienne Thorimbert went to her final rest at the age of 88 years.

Lucienne is survived by her four daughters, Rose Tremblay (Léo) Jeanne Lajoie (Raymond), Thérese Degagné (Ed), and Cécile Pundyk (Ed).

She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1955; parents, Joseph and Rosa-Renée Ducharme; son, Marcel; sister, Eva Smith; and three brothers, Louis, Roger, and Wilf.

STUART EDWARD MCLEOD

Stuart Edward McLeod was born in Emo, Ont., on March 21, 1928. He grew up on the family farm during the Great Depression and was educated by the quiet common sense of his late father, Addison, mother, Muriel, and the nearby country schools that couldn’t contain his wanderlust.

Stuart passed away peacefully at home in Nanaimo, B.C. on March 30, 2000.

EDITH JEFFREY

In loving memory of Edith Jeffrey, age 76 years, of Dryden, who died in the Dryden Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 28, 2000.

Edith is survived by her husband of 52 years Ed Jeffrey whom she married June 19, 1947, her daughters: Robbie (Melvin) Brannan, Linda Byer, April (Dave) Saunders, and Sandy Baxter, by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as by one brother and five sisters.

Edith’s parents John and Jessie Hyatt, one sister and three brothers predeceased her.

ALICE VIOLET HORLEY

Alice Violet Horley, 96, of Edmonton, Alta., passed away Sunday, March 26, 2000.

She was born in England on Oct. 22, 1903. The family came to Canada in 1905 and resided in Hamilton until 1919, then moved to Rainy River District.

She married Francis Harold Horley on Sept. 12, 1923 and they lived in that part of Ontario until 1980, at which time they moved to Edmonton to be closer to their family.

JOSEF (JOE) LUDWIG SCHAUM

Josef (Joe) Ludwig Schaum, 62, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Sunday, March 26, 2000 at the Emo Hospital in Emo, Ont. after a long struggle with cancer.

Joe was born March 18, 1938 in Germany to Anna Maria and Josef Schaum, and immigrated to London, Ont. at the age of 16 with his family.

In 1980, he moved to Rainy River District and was noted for his work in the field of construction, especially for his skill as a heavy duty equipment operator.

Joe was predeceased by his sons, Joseph in 1977 and Thomas in 1998; and his parents, Anna Maria and Josef Schaum.

JOSEPH MILLER

Joseph Miller, 73, of 602 Second St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, March 23, 2000 at La Verendrye hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 4, 1926 in St. Anna, Romania, and immigrated to Canada with his parents and sisters in 1928. The family settled in Humboldt, Sask. and then moved to Rainy River District in 1937.

On March 6, 1947, he was married to Elsie Muriel Wood.

NORMAN WESLEY KABATAY

In loving memory of Norman Wesley Kabatay, 28, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., who passed away at his residence Monday, March 20, 2000.

Norman was born Oct. 3, 1971 in Fort Frances, Ont. He lived in Seine River for most of his life but enjoyed travelling. He liked to play baseball and hockey, and other sports. He also enjoyed hunting, firefighting, trapping, and fishing.

Norman enjoyed music, especially country music, and spending time with his friends. He also was a volunteer firefighter for Seine River First Nations.

BLANCHE RITA EDGAR

Mrs. Blanche Rita Edgar, 67, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2000 in Port Alberni, B.C. She was born May 26, 1932 in Crozier, Ont.

She was predeceased by her second husband, Dave Edgar; children, Ivy, Johnny, Fern, and Gail; parents, Albert and Aurore Chabot; and siblings, Teresa, Fernand, and Art.

TERESA NORLUND

Mary Teresa Norlund, 81, of Emo, Ont., passed away Friday, March 17, 2000 at the Emo Hospital in Emo. She was born Sept. 30, 1918 in Stratton, Ont. to the late Patrick and Loretta Armstrong.

Teresa enjoyed playing for dances with the Armstrong Orchestra. It was at one of these dances that she met Elmer Norlund. Teresa and Elmer were married June 20, 1940 and made their home in Emo.

GLADYS EVELYN STEELE

Gladys Steele, 79, of 1010 Fifth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2000.

She was born Feb. 18, 1921 in Fort Frances to the late Frederick and Nora Alton.

Gladys lived most of her life in Fort Frances. As a Registered Nurse, she had worked in Winnipeg, Man. and La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

On Sept. 2, 1944, she was united in marriage to Glen Steele. In 1970, they moved to International Falls, Mn., where they resided until returning to Fort Frances in 1979.

JONATHAN KENNETH CLEAVELEY

Jonathan Kenneth Cleaveley, 67, passed away peacefully with his wife and family at his side in the Atikokan General Hospital on Saturday, March 11, 2000 after a brief bout with cancer.

He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by Gloria, his wife and companion for 45 years; daughter, Laurel and husband, Ed Halvorsen, of Fort Frances, Ont.; son, David and his wife, Rita, of Dryden, Ont.; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Andrew Cleaveley.