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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.

FLORENCE KERR-McINNES

Florence Kerr-McInnes, 83, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away July 6, 1999 at La Verendrye hospital.

She was born Jan. 20, 1916 in Edmonton, a section of London, England, to Florence and William Harman. As a young child, Florence lived in Lucknow, India for two years where her father was a soldier.

Florence and her family came to Canada in 1922 and lived in Toronto, Ont. She married William Kerr in 1938 and lived in Prince Edward County, Ont., where she taught music in the elementary school for 16 years.

Both her parents passed away in February, 1981.

CATHERINE ALICE BRUYERE

It is with deep sorrow and loss the family of Catherine Alice Bruyere, 59, must announce her sudden but quiet passing in her home on the morning of July 5, 1999.

Born Catherine Perreault on Jan. 18, 1940 at Couchiching First Nation, Ont., she lived all her life in the Fort Frances area.

HELEN KATHERINE HALVERSON

Helen Katherine Halverson, 68, of 1231 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, July 5, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Helen was born Sept. 2, 1930 in Emo, Ont. She attended the Fort Frances High School and graduated from grade 12 in 1980.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the church choir, and was very active in her church. She enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the bridge club. She did crochet work and also was a very good cook.

ALDA M. RICHERT

Surrounded by her loving family, Alda M. (St. Pierre) Richert, in her 79th year, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 1999 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was the dear daughter of the late Andrew Napoleon and Evelina St. Pierre; beloved wife of the late Emanuel (Mun) Richert; and loving mother of Faith Meeks (late Stan) of Prince George, B.C., and Paulette Reid (Ron) and Liz Vandette (Pete) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

AMELIA E. BRUYERE

It is with our deepest regret and sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Amelia E. Bruyere, at Couchiching First Nation, Ont. on Friday, July 2, 1999.

As we mourn the loss of our beloved Mom, we take comfort in knowing that she left us in the manner of her choosing with her family and friends by her side.

Millie was born May 10, 1926 on Couchiching First Nation, where she resided most of her life. She was united in marriage to Clifford on July 10, 1944.

LYLA LORRAINE HODGE

Lyla Hodge, 77, of Devlin, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, July 2, 1999 with her family by her side.

Lyla was born July 16, 1921 in Emo, Ont. to the late Cecil and Aileen Grant.

For many years, she lived in Kingsford Township, and was united in marriage to Gerald Armstrong. Later, they started a business, Northwest Bay Trading Post and the outpost, Camp Narrows, on Rainy Lake.

Gerald tragically predeceased her and her three children in 1953.

RUBY ADELE GANJE

Peacefully in her sleep on July 1, 1999, Ruby Adele Ganjé (Beauregard) entered into eternal rest at the Georgian House Home in Tacoma, Wash.

She was born Nov. 29, 1915 in Rainy River, Ont.

She was predeceased by her parents, Melinda Beauregard (Feb. 23, 1968) and Henri Beauregard (Sept. 11, 1982); first husband, John Crooks (Dec. 20, 1976); and husband Pius Ganjé (March 2, 1989).

She leaves to mourn one daughter, Kitty Rae Hutchins of Tacoma, Wash.; and one granddaughter, Heather and her two children of Moses Lake, Wash.

DANA EARL ALBRIGHT

Dana Earl Albright, 73, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at La Verendrye hospital. He was born July 31, 1925 in Neepawa, Man.

He was predeceased by his wife, Doreen, on Oct. 26, 1987.

He is survived by his children, Bev of Elk Mound, Wis., and Bill (Diane) of Fort Frances, Ont.; son-in-law, Don Johnson of New Prague, Mn.; grandchildren, Mike, Dan, and Jennifer Johnson, and Jay and Bob Albright; and three great-grandchildren, Natasha, Katelyn, and Kayle.

A private family service will be held.