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Elizabeth Beadle

Elizabeth Beadle, 90, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Devlin Hall in Devlin, Ont. Mr. Bruce Waddell will officiate, with interment in Devlin Cemetery in Devlin.

Friends may visit Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home.

In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

IDA MAE BOLESTRIDGE

The family and friends of Ida Mae (Mame Gill) Bolestridge, who passed away Feb. 18, 2000, will hold a graveside memorial and interment service at Fort Frances Cemetery on Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at 3:30 p.m., with Rev. Terry McNear officiating.

“She walked in beauty, like the night of cloudless climbs and starry skies and all that is best of dark and bright meets in her aspect and in her eyes. But tell of the days in goodness spent now lives in a mind of peace with all below a heart whose love is innocent.”

Ida Mae (Mame) Bolestridge

In loving memory of Ida Mae (Mame) Bolestridge, 90, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 at her residence.

Ida was predeceased by her first husband, Fred Gill; second husband, Walter Bolestridge; parents, Rose and Robert McGauley; brothers, Robert McGauley and Ralph McGauley; and sisters, Helen MacGregor, Lucille Ericson, and Iris Halvorsen.

Elvera Roulston

Mrs. Elvera Roulston, 70, a resident of 275 Madeline St., passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital (General) on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 following a brief illness.

Elvera was born in Fort Frances, Ont. She resided there until her retirement from nursing in 1986, then moved with her husband to Thunder Bay, where she was employed with Comcare until 1989.

She enjoyed gardening, camping, needlework, and especially her home and family.

Blanche Ogden

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., Blanche Ogden passed away peacefully. Blanche was born April 2, 1919 to Tom and Esther Bowman.

She was predeceased by her husband, Allan; her parents; brothers, Robert and Wesley; and sister, Beatrice.

Left to cherish Blanche’s memory are her son, Terry and wife, Barb; grandchildren, Alison and Jeffrey; sister, Leona Gosselin; and several nieces and nephews.

WILLI AUGUST GEISSLER

Willi August Geissler, 70, of RR#1, Stratton, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1929 in Wanna, Germany to the late August and Justina Geissler.

Mr. Geissler came to Canada in 1957. He lived in various communities throughout Ontario before moving in May, 1972 to Stratton, where he had lived since.

He had worked as a stationery engineer near Red Lake, Ont., and also had worked as an electrician and carpenter in Stratton.

ALBERT JOHN BERNARDI

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loved one, Albert John Bernardi, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000 at the age of 69 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Albert was born July 26, 1930 in Thunder Bay, Ont. to the late Albino and Adele Bernardi but moved to Fort Frances at the age of six, where he received his schooling.

He was united in marriage to Rose Turewich on July 22, 1953.

HELEN EMILY McGOWAN

Helen Emily McGowan, 69, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away suddenly in Fort Frances, Ont. on Feb. 3, 2000.

She was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Fort Frances to the late William and Daisy Jackway.

Helen is survived by her husband, Mervin; and four sons, Charles of Calgary, Alta., David and wife, Beverely, of Edmonton, Alta., Bill and wife, Tracy, of Kelowna, B.C., and Harvey of Atikokan, Ont.

LEONA EMMA VALLIANT

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loved one, Leona Emma Valliant, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000 at the age of 84 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born June 14, 1915 in Crozier, Ont. to the late Joe and Louise Zigo, and received her schooling in Fort Frances.

Leona was united in marriage March 2, 1934 to Hugh Valliant, who predeceased her May 15, 1970.

FRANK R. WILLIAMS

Frank R. Williams entered into rest at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000.

He was the beloved husband of Donna Williams; loving father of Mike and wife, Alison, of Calgary, Alta., and Patti and husband, Bruce Atkinson, of Grimsby, Ont.; and loved grandfather of Jaime, Jeffrey, Alex and Daniel Williams, and Drew and Ben Atkinson.

Frank also is survived by his sisters, Dorothy (the late Jim) Mitchell, Marion (Bill) Gow, and Shirley (Walter) Avis.

GRACE LAVINA VAN DRUNEN

Grace Lavina Fults Van Drunen, 94, a pioneer resident of Dance, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at the hospital in Emo, Ont.

Grace also was the last member of the family of Wesley and Lucy Fults to whom she was born Sept. 24, 1905 in Burriss Township.

Grace attended school in Burriss and after graduating grade eight, she moved to Fort Frances, where she worked for several families.

At the age of 19, Grace returned to school at the new Burriss Consolidated School, which offered grades nine and 10 for the first time. She excelled in her studies.

LOIS LAVERNE DALSEG

In loving memory of Lois Laverne Dalseg, who passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 28, 2000 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. at the age of 56.

She was predeceased by her parents, Edmond and Florence Veillieux; husband, Dennis on Oct. 27, 1998; and sister, Mary Arylene Dutilleo.

Lois will be greatly missed by her children, Lorelei (Chris) Shebagegit of Nestor Falls, Ont., and Darrell (Jill) Lind of Winnipeg, Man.; grandchildren, Kevin (Christine) Lind, Chelsea Lind, Samantha Lind, and Kyle Shebagegit; and great-grandsons, Bradley and Jordan Lind.

BERNICE CLAIR HUBER

Bernice Huber, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 at her residence in Fort Frances.

She was born March 3, 1933 in Camper, Man. to the late Rudy and Lillian Busch. She moved to Fort Frances in the 1950s to work as cashier for a local grocery store from Winnipeg.

She will be long remembered as the owner-operator of Mac’s Confectionery from 1963 to 1973.

On Dec. 21, 1953, she was united in marriage to the late Charles DeGagne. On July 27, 1974, she was united in marriage to the late Albert Huber.

MARGARET C. McLEOD

Margaret Cowper McLeod, 89, a resident of Emo, Ont., passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at the Emo Hospital in Emo.

Margaret, the first child and eldest daughter of William and Mary Ann (Ferguson) McQuaker, was born Thursday, Sept. 29, 1910 in her parents’ home in Dilke Township.

She started her schooling in Pinewood, and continued and completed her elementary education at SS#8 Pattullo when her family homesteaded north of Stratton.

ELSIE MARGARET McCASEY

Peacefully in her sleep, with her family at her side, Elsie Margaret McCasey passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at Pinecrest Home for the Aged in Kenora, Ont.

Born to Walfred and Arvida (Brodahl) Lundin in Bergland, Ont. on March 2, 1917, Elsie lived all of her life in the Rainy River and Kenora districts, living in Fort Frances since 1971 until her move to Pinecrest Home for the Aged in Kenora in January, 1999, where she resided until her death.

AGNES HARLAND

Agnes Harland of Emo, Ont. passed away at home Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 after a courageous struggle with health problems.

Agnes lived a full life; she was quick to express her many blessings, and was able to enjoy her 90th birthday on Jan. 1, 2000.

Agnes was an exceptional woman. She treasured her childhood as one of seven children in a loving farming family in the rolling hills of Saskatchewan.

HELEN DESORCY

Mrs. Helen Desorcy, 78, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 at Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Helen was born to John and Lena Komarnicki in Dauphin, Man. in 1922. As a child, she moved to Rainy River, Ont., where she met her husband, Demose Desorcy.

Left to cherish her memories are her beloved husband, Mousie of 55 years; her children, David, Linda (Malcolm) Patrick, Gerald, Kenneth, and Janell (Peltonen); nine grandchildren; and sister, Rose Sedwick.

EDNA ROBAR

Edna Robar, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. She was born April 13, 1936 in Rainy River, Ont.

Edna started her career as a waitress at the Arthur Café in Fort Frances, and from there she worked at Halvorsen’s Camp on Lake of the Woods. She then took time out to raise her family until she continued her career by working at Rainycrest Home for the Aged and in the kitchen at La Verendrye General Hospital.

THELMA BOOTH

In loving memory of Thelma Booth, 79, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Thelma leaves behind five children, Norma and husband, Joe Danku, of Fort Frances, Betty Maguire of Fort Frances, Karin and husband, Richard Lee, of Fort Frances, Cecile and Brian Drummond of Winnipeg, Man., and Ted and wife, Bette, of Kenora; and son-in-law, Michael Maguire of Thunder Bay, Ont.

EDNA BEATRICE CHRISTINA ROBAR

Edna Beatrice Christina Robar, born April 13, 1936 in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Honouring her wishes, cremation will take place in Thunder Bay, with a memorial service to be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

GEORGE SIEMENS

George Siemens, 77, passed away at St. Thomas Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Stanley, Man. He lived briefly in Emo, Ont. before settling in Aylmer, Ont.

George will be dearly missed as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Funeral services and interment were held Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Eden, Ont.

< *c>Miss Me-But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

EDWIN NATHANIAL BRUYERE

Edwin Nathanial Bruyere, 75, of Five Mile Dock, Couchiching First Nations, Ont., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Aug. 26, 1924 in Fort Alexander, Man. and moved to Fort Frances as a young boy. He spent his school years at the Residential School on Couchiching until he started working as a young man.

On Sept. 9, 1944, he was united in marriage to Annie Marie Crowe, and settled down and made his home on Rainy Lake.

MAXINE MARGARET PATTEN

In loving memory of Maxine Margaret Patten, 83, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at her residence.

Maxine is survived by her son, Mark Patten and his wife, Rochelle, and their son, Lee, of Minneapolis, Mn.; and by her niece, Gaye Czmola, and her family of Winnipeg, Man.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold “Sonny” Patten on Aug. 8, 1992; her parents, Michael and Ruby Callaghan; and her sister, Mary.

WILLIAM EDWARD WILLIS

In loving memory of William Edward Willis, 77, of 109 Marks St., Atikokan, Ont., who passed away peacefully at the Atikokan General Hospital on Friday, Jan. 7, 2000.

William was born Feb. 22, 1922 and reared in Emo, Ont. He served overseas in W.W.II from 1939-46 in Sicily, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany.

He was decorated with several medals, and following the war, spent a few months in Czechoslovakia, then returned to Canada in 1946 and settled in Emo.