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Obituaries

ELIZABETH MACEDON

Elizabeth Macedon, 93, of 815 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1904 in Cozmen, Bukovina (Austria) to the late Bill and Dora Corliuic.

Elizabeth immigrated to Canada in 1924 and settled in Gonar (Selkirk), Man. where she met and married George Macedon. In 1927, they moved to La Vallee, where they farmed for 45 years. Then in 1971, they moved to Fort Frances, where she lived until her death.

Her favourite pastime was to work in her flower and vegetable gardens.

DENNIS MAURICE DALSEG

Dennis Dalseg, 44, of Nestor Falls, Ont. passed away suddenly at his home in Nestor Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998.

He was born May 26, 1954 in Fort Frances, Ont. and lived all of his life in Nestor Falls. On Oct. 14, 1978, he was united in marriage to the former Lois Veillieux.

Dennis was involved in all facets of outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and conservation. He also was very fond of all types of animals, and especially loved his pets.

JOHN ‘JACK’ P. MONREAN

John “Jack” (red) Pershing Monrean, 80, of International Falls, Mn. passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 at his home with his family at his side.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church of International Falls, with the Pastor Larry Connors officiating. Military honours will be provided by VFW Post #2948 of International Falls.

The family will greet guests one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

MARION CHARLES BEBEE

Marion Charles Bebee, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 in Fort Frances.

Having been predeceased by his parents, Carl and Ida in 1941 and 1939, Marion was raised by foster parents, the Hannahs, in Fort Frances until 1951.

He had lived and worked with his sister, Mabel and her husband, William Hele, from 1951 until 1972 in North Branch as a logger and farm worker. He subsequently went to work for Keith Hele until 1975 as a logger. He was later employed by Alton Pollard as a logger from 1975 until 1982.

PHILIP MARCUS HOLLAND

Philip Holland, 99, of Emo, Ont., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo. He was born Aug. 19, 1899 in County Galway, Ireland to the late Philip and Annie Holland.

In 1906, Philip moved to Canada with his family and settled in Burriss, Ont. for a while until moving to Carpenter Township. On Jan. 25, 1937, he was united in marriage to the former Hazel Ada Ward in International Falls, Mn.

Philip farmed in Carpenter Township for many years, and also worked for a time for the Department of Highways.

JOHN ARTHUR JOHNSON

John Arthur Johnson, 94, of 633 Second St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Sept. 2, 1904 in Roseau, Mn. to the late Solomon and Alma Johnson.

In 1914, the family relocated to Arbor Vitae, Ont. They travelled by horse and wagon from Roseau to Baudette. From there, most of the family journeyed by barge to Bergland while Johnny, at age 10, helped drive the family’s cattle on an unfamiliar bush trail to their new home at Arbor Vitae.

CLARENCE JAMES WATSON

Clarence James Watson, late of Vancouver, B.C., passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary; one daughter, Patricia (Paul) Lumsden; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Allison; one sister, Pat (Morris) Ash; two brothers, Keith (Ellen) Watson and Melvin (Florence) Watson; and many nephew and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Elinor Watson; brothers, Gilbert, Leslie, and Gordon; and two sisters, Mildred (Art) Moran and Hazel Rose.

ALFRED ‘FRITZ’ BUJOLD

Fritz Bujold, 66, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Fort Frances to the late Jean and Ella Bujold. Fritz moved to Miscampbell, Ont. with his family when he was five years of age.

On August 3, 1955, he was united in marriage to the former Ethel Greensides. In 1956, Fritz and Ethel moved to Devlin, where they worked at Greensides General Store. Since 1973, they have owned and operated the store.

HORACE M. BOWES

Horace M. Bowes, 82, of 1323 Fifth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. with his family at his side.

Horace was born Nov. 1, 1915 in Newcastle, England and emigrated to Canada in 1924, where he settled in Hamilton, Ont. He later worked briefly for Canada Car.

Travelling across Canada in the Depression, he liked the Rainy River District and decided to settle here. He worked for a number of years in the bush, and later owned and operated his own logging business.

THELMA BEATRICE GREEN

Thelma Beatrice Green, 82, of 20 Poplar Ave., Atikokan, Ont., was taken home to be with her Lord on Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 in Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan.

Thelma was born July 2, 1916 in Devlin, Ont., where she was raised. On Dec. 2, 1935, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Green, and together they farmed and raised their family in the Devlin area until 1960 when they moved to Atikokan.

MARGARET BEATTIE CALDER

Margaret Beattie Calder, 86, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 1998 at her residence.

Margaret was born Sept. 4, 1912 in Rainy River, Ont. to the late George and Mary Jane Sinclair. She was raised in Rainy River and on June 4, 1930, was united in marriage to Peter “Lute” Calder and together they settled in Fort Frances.

HELEN E. PARRIS

Helen E. Parris, of RR 2, Emo, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998 while a patient at the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Mn.

She was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Janesville, Wis., the only child of Dr. and Mrs. Fred B. Welch.

Helen has been a resident of Finland Woods, her home, for a number of years. She was an avid and devoted gardener, growing both flowers and vegetables. To this endeavour she devoted many years. She frequently exhibited her flowers in the Emo Fair, and over the years was awarded many ribbons.

RUBY ELLEN KULCHESKI

Ruby Ellen Kulcheski, 73, of 1133 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Ruby was born March 1, 1925 in Fort Frances, where she also was raised. During W.W.II, she worked in a munitions plant in Nobel, Ont.

MAMIE MERLE CAIN

Mamie Merle Cain of Atikokan, Ont. passed away at the Atikokan General Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998 at the age of 97.

Mamie was born in Indiana on March 30, 1901 to the late Ira and Mary Dobbs. Her family moved to Burriss, Ont. in 1902 and then to a homestead in Indus, Mn. where, in 1904, her mother died when Mamie was three years old.

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ CHARLES WILLIAMS

William “Bill” Charles Williams, 76, of 229 Fourth St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1922 in Westbury upon Severn in England to the late Harry and Daisy Williams.

Bill was a veteran of World War II, having served overseas with the R.A.F. in North Africa. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29 in Fort Frances. He also was past president of Br. 29, past deputy and district commander, and past zone commander.

RENEE GARTSHORE

Renee Gartshore, 76, of 420 Keating Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998.

She was born Sept. 19, 1922 in Wantage, Berkshire, England to the late Percy and Florence Evans. Renee moved to Canada in 1925 and received her education in Fort Frances. She became an elementary school teacher after attending North Bay Normal School, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

MADELINE HOLT

Madeline Holt, 76, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998,

She was born June 27, 1922 in Thunder Bay, Ont. to the late William and Lucy Vale.

In her earlier years, Madeline had served with the Royal Canadian Navy in Canada. In 1950, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Holt. Madeline had lived many years in Fort Frances, and prior to her retirement had worked for the Town of Fort Frances.

MYRTLE IVY MILLER

Myrtle Ivy Miller, 78, of Flinders Place, Fort Frances, Ont., went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 at McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Myrtle was born May 5, 1920 in International Falls, Mn. to the late John and Jennie Patterson. Later that year, Myrtle moved with her family to the Burriss area, where she was raised.

GEORGINA DANIELS

Georgina Daniels, 72, of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away suddenly Oct. 3, 1998. She was born to Don and Ruth MacDonald in Aylsworth, Ont. on June 3, 1926.

She attended Fort Frances High School, and worked as a secretary in Fort Frances at CFOB and at KSTP TV in Minneapolis, Mn., and had been retired for several years.

OLGA SHAW

Olga (Baba) Shaw, 67, of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 2, 1998.

Born Olga Tkachuk on Aug. 12, 1931 in Gardenton, Man., she shared her laughter and her life for many years in Fort Frances, Ont. before moving to Thunder Bay, where she continued to be such a symbol of strength and determination for all of us.

Olga was our spirit guide. She knew life, she experienced life, she shared in our lives. She was our spirit guide daily and for our futures through her card reading.

MOSES TOM

Moses Tom, 68, of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at the Emo Hospital in Emo, Ont. He was born Feb. 11, 1930 in Big Grassy First Nation.

Moses lived all of his life in Big Grassy. During his youth, he was one of the most prominently known guides by the many local tourist camps. For enjoyment, he loved playing hockey, taking part in traditional dances, and playing the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and trumpet.

On Feb. 3, 1963, Moses was united in marriage to the former Bessie Big George.

GLORIA OLIVE GUSTAFSON LONEY

Gloria Olive Gustafson Loney, beloved wife and best friend of Mr. Larry Loney of Medicine Hat, Alta., passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998 at the age of 59.

Gloria also leaves to cherish her memory her children, David of Sherwood Park, and Lisa of Edmonton; her brothers, Rudy (Joan), Raymond (Jackie), and Jim (Barbara); her sisters, Audrey (Clarence) Lefort, and Janice (Robert) Munn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Folke and Laura Gustafson.

ELIZABETH BOUCHER

Elizabeth Boucher, 54, of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998 at McKellar General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.

She was born Dec. 13, 1943 at Sabaskong First Nation to the late John and Annie Shebagegit. On Aug. 1, 1976, Elizabeth was united in marriage to William Boucher.

She always enjoyed being with her family.

She was predeceased by one son, Neil Shebagegit, on Dec. 21, 1990.

EUNICE STRUVE

Eunice Struve, formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 in Burlington, Ont. She was born Aug. 19, 1933 in Canora, Sask.

Eunice was united in marriage to Leonard in 1954, who predeceased her in 1985. She also was predeceased by her father, Steve, and her brother, Norman.

MARIE EMILIA DeGAGNÉ

Marie Emilia DeGagné, 84, of 425 Nelson St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998 at the Nipawin Union Hospital in Nipawin, Sask.

Emilia was born Jan. 17, 1914 in Richer, Man. to the late Peter and Harriet Lecerc. She was united in marriage to Ulysses in 1934, and they farmed together in Devlin from 1938 to 1970.

Emilia was a dedicated member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s League. She also was a member of the Canadian Diabetes Association and she had a love for knitting and playing cards.