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Obituaries

HENRY JOSEPH ASSELIN

In this time of sorrow, we sadly announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Henry Joseph Asselin, 74, of Donald Street, Pinewood, Ont., passed away peacefully at the Rainy River Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999.

Henry is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; children, Randy Asselin and wife, Gail, of Pinewood, Terry Asselin of Pinewood, Loretta and husband, Ron Hosken, of Dryden, Debbie and husband, Ken Whalen, of Fort Frances, and Cindy and husband, John Ricci, of Rainy River.

Delores R. Bombay

Delores R. Bombay, of 901 Shevlin Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 5, 1948 in Emo Ont.

She was a member of Rainy River First Nation where she resided until her teen years. Her later years were spent in Fort Frances where she worked in various tourist camps.

She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred Bombay (Oct. 23, 1963) and Lottie Bombay (Dec. 7, 1988); and her partner of 30 years, Ronald Tucker on June 25, 1996.

AUDREY MARIE SINCLAIR

Audrey Sinclair, 76, of 949 Phair Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances. Rev. Garth Clifford will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

MIKE BAUWENS

Mike Bauwens passed away at Parkwood Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999. He was born Sept. 22, 1948 in Bothwell, Ont. and then moved to London as a teenager.

He was the eldest son of Leroy and Shirley Bauwens; beloved husband of Ute since 1982; dear brother of Terry (Nancy) Bauwens of London, Wilfred (Barbara) of Melbourne, Australia, and Mark (Monica) of Stratford; loving stepfather of Peter (Cornelia); and step-grandfather of Diana, Dennis, Kevin, and Gary, all of Duisburg, Germany.

He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Norman Harley Byerly

Norman Harley Byerly, 81, of Pinewood, ON, passed away in Pinewood, Ontario.

He was born on March 7, 1918 in Dana, Indiana and had lived most of his life in Schererville, Indiana. He had worked as a mechanic and had owned and operated a small business. He retired in 1977 and then moved to Canada. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and gardening and was known for his wonderful garden. He was also dedicated to taking care of Grandma during her extended illness.

NORMAN LYLE MEYERS

Mr. Norman Lyle Meyers of Wildwood, Alta. passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 at the age of 51.

Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Linda; and his daughter, Nona and husband, Murray Bratt, and their children, Sandra, Brian, and Laura, all of Hinton, Alta.

Also surviving is his mother, Mrs. Agnes Meyers and his brother, Robert (Beatrice) Meyers, all of Emo, Ont.

Norman was predeceased by his father, Hans; one brother, George; and one sister, Charlotte.

Irene Williamson

On Sunday, August 15, 1999, Irene WIlliamson passed away at the Victoria Hospital, Winnipeg.

Irene was born Sept. 11, 1906 in Clandeboye, Manitoba to Alexander and Sarah Jane McBain. She married John Clarence (Kelly) Williamson July 6, 1929, and over the years they made their home in Griswold, Clandeboye, Portage La Prairie, Winnipeg and Neepawa, Manitoba and Fort Frances, Ontario before retiring to North Vancouver in 1968. They moved back to Manitoba in 1978. She was predeceased by her husband in 1981.

Lloyd Robert Tilley

With great sadness the family of Lloyd Robert Tilley of Blackhawk, ON, mourn his passing at home at age 64, on Saturday, August 14, 1999 after suffering from a long illness.

In his earlier years he did what he enjoyed most as a hunting and fishing guide. He cherished and reminisced about the many outings with his close friends and relatives. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. They brought a lot of joy to his life. He was also previously employed by the MTO for many years.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen Ruth Tilley in 1992.

MINNIE SUSANNA (MIN) CASPERSEN

Minnie Susanna (Min) Caspersen, born in London, England in 1903, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Monday, July 12, 1999 at Cascade Residence (CR2) at Burnaby General Hospital.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harald (1978); her son, Donald (1990); her grandson, David (1994); and her sister, Nell Smith of Winnipeg (1997).

Lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Ann Caspersen; grandson, Jim Caspersen (Charlene and family); sister-in-law, Olive Dent and family of Fort Frances, Ont.; and her niece, Kaye Dent and family of Kenora, Ont.

LUCILLE BLACKJACK

Lucille Blackjack, 29, a member of Seine River Reserve, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999 in Dryden Hospital in Dryden, Ont.

She was the youngest in a large family of 13 born to Mary Friday Blackjack and Tom Blackjack on April 9, 1970. She grew up on Seine River Reserve but in later years made her home in Mine Centre, Ont. and then on Wabigoon Reserve near Dryden.

Curtis Alexander Halvorsen

Curtis Alexander Halvorsen, 78, of Barwick, ON, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at the Emo Hospital in Emo, ON. He was born on August 23, 1920, in Barwick, ON, to the late Hildor and Clara Halvorsen.

Curtis had lived all his life in Barwick. He had worked for the MTO for 28 years and he retired in August of 1980 as a General Foreman Class 1. In his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid carpenter, electrician and gardener. He had also worked as a bartender at the Barwick Hotel for a number of years.

MILDRED LULA AHRENS

Peacefully, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, Mildred Ahrens went to be with her Lord.

Mildred was a long-time resident of Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont. She was born in Stratton, Ont. on Aug. 18, 1920 and lived in the Rainy River District all her life.

She and her husband, Otto Ahrens, farmed in the Chapple area for 12 years. After her husband’s death in 1959, she sold the farm and eventually relocated to Fort Frances.

MARY FREDRICKSON

Sadly, we announce the passing of Mary Fredrickson at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. on Aug. 9, 1999 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Mary Margaret Bowman on Jan. 18, 1930 in Chapple Township to John Nels Bowman and the former Fannie Dorothy Kallstrom.

Fred Joseph Copenace

In memory of Pai-Nai-Soo-Be-Tung Fred Joseph Copenace, born on August 18, 1938, at Big Grassy First Nation. Died on Sunday, August 8, 1999.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my husband, our father, grandfather, on Sunday, August 8, 1999 at the Rainy River Hospital.

GERALD JOSEPH (JERRY) TETU

With great sadness, the family of Gerald Joseph (Jerry) Tetu of Fort Frances, Ont. mourn his passing. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday morning, Aug. 7, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jerry was born Oct. 22, 1945 in Fort Frances. He had lived most of his life in the Rainy River District, and attended school in Stratton and Rainy River.

ALEX LERMAN

On Aug. 6, 1999 at the age of 97, Alex Lerman, a prominent merchant in Fort Frances, Ont. from 1927-1977, peacefully passed away in his sleep.

Alex was born in Russia in 1902.

He is survived by his wife, Gert; his daughter, Phyllis Pollock; four grandchildren, Gary (Laura), Randi, Steven (Karen), and Robert; great-granddaughter, Lauren Pollock; and brother and long-time partner, Dave Lerman (Florence).

A special mention to Joan and Sid Sholom, who were always there for Alex.

MARJORIE MATILDA EVERETT

Marjorie Everett, 74, of Pinewood, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born June 30, 1925 in Dalhousie, N.B. to the late Andrew and Greta Mackey. On July 13, 1946, she was united in marriage to George Everett.

Marjorie was a member of the United Church in Plaster Rock, N.B. She worked as a secretary for various businesses all over Canada until her retirement in 1983.

CLIFFORD ALVIE (CLIFF) BERG

Clifford (Cliff) Berg, 88, of the Golden Age Manor, Emo, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999 at the Emo Hospital in Emo.

He was born Jan. 8, 1911 in Kintyre, N.D. to the late LeRoy and Amanda Berg. At an early age, Clifford moved with his family to Canada and settled in North Branch, Ont.

On Nov. 10, 1941, he was united in marriage to the former Myrtle Stang in Emo, who later predeceased him July 9, 1975.

LARRY BARKLEY

Larry L. Barkley passed away Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ont.

He was the beloved husband of Cheryl; dear father of Krissy, Scott, and Stephen; and loving grandfather of Bailey Lynch.

He was the cherished brother of Ed and his wife, Evelyn, and sister, Jennifer; loving son-in-law of Madge and Lloyd Woehl; brother-in-law of Bob and Barb Woehl, Diane and George Athoe, Doug and Brenda Woehl, and Richard Woehl; and very special friend of Martha and Dwight Phibbs.

He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

IAN CAMPBELL NOAKES

Ian Campbell Noakes, formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a brief illness on July 15, 1999 at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ont.

He was the dearly beloved husband of Catherine; loving father of Frank and his wife, Cindy, of Mississauga, Ont., Myra and her husband, Bill Robinson, of Oakville, Ont., and Barbara and her husband, Dean Harris, of Fort Frances, Ont.; cherished grandfather of Tyler, Amanda, Jennifer, Melissa, and Jessica; and dear brother of George, Fred, and Isabell, and of the late Nancy.

RUTH FLORA WARREN

In loving memory of Ruth Flora Warren, 83, of Dryden, Ont., who passed away Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at the Dryden District General Hospital.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Elwood in 1995.

She is survived by her children, Hazel (John) Enrici of Dundee, Ill., Billie Kay (Rudy) Kunze of Lakeland, Fl., and Kenneth (Peggy) Warren of Dryden, Ont.; grandchildren, Shelley Lee Revelle, Brett Revelle, J.D. Enrici, Beth Enrici, Trevor Snow, Scott Warren, Sean Warren, and Jackie Kunze; seven great-grandchildren; special niece, Dianne; and numerous nephews.

RONALD EDWARD BERRY

Ronald Berry, 88, of 219 Third St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, July 12, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 8, 1911 in Tauton, England to the late Edward and Elizabeth Berry. At the age of 13, Ronald moved with his family to Canada and settled in Manitoba, where they resided until moving to Fort Frances in 1927.

On Feb. 15, 1936, he was united in marriage to the former Sainta Bolzan.

JOAN (FOURNIER) DIETRICH

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear sister, Joan (Fournier) Dietrich, on July 11, 1999 in Windsor, Ont.

Joan was the oldest daughter of the late Emile and Mary Fournier of Clearwater Lake, Ont.

She was predeceased by one son, Paul in 1983; niece, Nancy (Niblock) in 1971; and nephew, Brad Johnstone on July 5, 1997.

Joan will be remembered always with love by her husband, Jack; son, Phillip (Tammy); daughter, Lois (Mark); and grandchildren, Kyle and Amy, Danielle, Ashley, Jacob, and Reneé.

EDITH RETA PENWARDEN

A service of remembrance to celebrate the life of the late Miss Reta Penwarden, 96, a resident of Bethammi Nursing Home and formerly of Sheppard Street, who passed away June 9, 1999, will be held Thursday, July 22, 1999.

Family and friends will gather at St. Paul’s United Church, 349 Waverley St., Thunder Bay, Ont., for services at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Susan Ivany.

A private interment service was held in Riverside Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Dave Eskdale of St. Paul’s United Church.