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CLARENCE LORNE CAUL

Clarence Lorne Caul, 86, of 43 Queen Street, Emo, Ont. passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. He was born March 28, 1912 in Cartwright, Man. to the late Rufus and Gertrude Caul.

Clarence moved to the Rainy River District at a young age. He had farmed in the Blackhawk and Devlin area and had worked on the construction of the Kenora highway. He also worked for C.D. Strachan until his retirement in 1976 and he loved horses. He was a devoted husband and father, and loved and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

HERMAN WILLIAM GREEN

Herman William Green passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998 at 38 years of age.

He was predeceased by his parents, Annie Woodhouse and Charles Green; sisters Rhea Green and Pearl Green, and brother Johnny Green.

MARY ANN JULIA ‘MARIE’ GREEN

Mary Ann Julia Green, 99, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away with family by her side, Friday, July 31, 1998 at her residence.

Mary Ann Julia Green (nee Perlette) was born April 22, 1899 in Pipestone, Man. to the late Otto and Margretha Perlette. She moved from Virden, Man. to Fort Frances, Ont., in 1920. Mary was united in marriage to William “Harold” Sanderson Green of Box Alder, Ont. on May 4, 1921. Together they settled in Box Alder, living on the farm until 1942 when they moved to Fort Frances.

HAROLD ALEXANDER BARRON

Harold Barron, 87, of Barwick, Ont., passed away Saturday, July 25, 1998 at the Portage District General Hospital in Portage LaPrairie, Man.

Harold was born June 3, 1911 in St. Catharines, Ont. to the late Alex and Gertrude Barron. Raised in Macon, Sask., he was united in marriage to the late Marjorie Barron (nee Webb) on June 3, 1936.

SOPHIE ONICHUK

Sophie Onichuk, 94, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, July 20, 1998 at her residence.

Sophie was born Oct. 30, 1903 in Pleasant Home, Man. to the late Ivan and Anna Mudry. She was raised in Pleasant Home until her teen years, when she moved to Winnipeg, Man.

In 1924, Sophie moved to Fort Frances and in March, 1924, she was united in marriage to Harry Gregory Onichuk.

ADA (REESOR) NIGHSWANDER

Ada (Reesor) Nighswander of Barwick, Ont. passed away peacefully at home to her heavenly reward July 19, 1998 at the age of 89. She was born Dec. 23, 1908 in Pickering Township, Ont. to Henry and Sarah (Burkholder) Reesor.

At age 17, she was born again into the family of God, and joined the Mennonite Church. On March 12, 1935, she was united in marriage to Fred L. Nighswander and they enjoyed more than 63 years together.

Roy (Cap) Edward Summers

Roy Summers, 82, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, a longtime resident of 524 Third St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, July 19, 1998 at La Verendrye Hospital (Continuing Care Unit) in Fort Frances.

Roy was born Sept. 20, 1915 in Winnipeg, Man. Following his father’s passing in 1918, Roy moved with his mother to Emo, Ont. in 1919, where he was raised.

HAZEL JUANITA WOOD

Hazel Juanita Wood, 86, of 713 Webster Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Hazel was born July 23, 1911 in San Diego, Cal. to the late Robert and Edith Dimit. As an infant, she moved with her family to Togo, Sask. until 1913, when she moved with family to various locations in the mid-western United States. In 1928, she moved with her family by covered wagon to Sleeman, Ont.

Betty Irene (Cockburn) Neilson

Betty Irene (Cockburn) Neilson, who was born in Emo, Ont. on May 26, 1922, passed away July 10, 1998 at age 76 after a short illness with cancer.

In 1942, at the age of 19, showing her sense of adventure and love of travel, Betty left her home town of Fort Frances, Ont. to join the Royal Canadian Air Force (Women’s Division). Posted to Newfoundland, she made many lifelong friends.

After the war, she attended Queen’s University, studying Honours English.

LARRY K. NORDEEN

Larry K. Nordeen, 59, of Duluth, Mn., passed away unexpectedly Friday July 10, 1998 while at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

He was born in Two Harbors, Mn., and raised in the West Duluth and Hermantown areas. He graduated from Hermantown High School in 1956.

Larry also lived in Fort Frances, Ont. for several years before returning to Duluth. He was a self-employed carpenter both in Ontario and Duluth.

Larry enjoyed the outdoors, and was an avid curler.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Myrtle Nordeen.

DOROTHY BELLE WILLIAMSON

Dorothy Belle Williamson, 88, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, July 10, 1998 at her residence.

Dorothy was born Oct. 9, 1909 in Dubuque, Iowa to the late George and Mary Jewett. As a young child, she moved with her family to North Branch, Ont. in 1911.

KEVIN PATTERSON

Kevin Patterson, 40, passed away July 6, 1998 in a boating accident.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Kim; four children; his mother and father, Alex and Maureen Patterson; two sisters and one brother; and several cousins in Fort Frances and Thunder Bay.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, John and Elsie Patterson.

WILHELM BERNARD HALVERSON

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Wilhelm Halverson on June 25, 1998 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ont.

Wilhelm will be remembered by his brothers, Leo (Shirley), Emil, Gordon (Betty), Morris, and Robert (Arlene); and sister, Betty (Richard) Peterson.

He also will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Wilhelm was predeceased by his parents, Gustav and Anna; brothers, Richard and Harvey; sister, Pearl; and nephew, Ricky.

HERMAN WILHELM MYRBERG

Herman Wilhelm Myrberg, 57, of 1300 Fifth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Emo, Ont.

Herman moved to Fort Frances in 1977, and had worked as a slasher operator for a number of different pulpwood employers. He enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed his time spent in the bush.

Most of all, though, his family, especially his grandchildren, were most important to him.

MURIEL LAURA THESENVITZ

Muriel Laura Thesenvitz, of 851 Colonization Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away June 21, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Muriel was born July 28, 1912 in Spooner, Mn. and came to Canada as a young child. She was united in marriage to Carl Thesenvitz on April 7, 1934.

She was employed at Rainycrest Home for the Aged, retiring in 1975, and she was a member of Knox United Church. An avid bowler, she won many trophies over the years.

She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially the birds, animals, and gardening, and took special pleasure in her family.

MILDRED (MILLY) MALONE

Mildred T. Malone passed away at her daughter’s home in Glendale, Wis. on June 20, 1998 after three years’ illness.

She was born Sept. 30, 1921 in Fort Frances, Ont. She was united in marriage to Paul M. Malone on Dec. 26, 1946, and resided in Neenah, Wis.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Malone; her parents, Carl and Alice Hafdahl; and a brother, Verner.

JOHN LLOYD LARSON

John Lloyd Larson, 67, of Emo, Ont., passed away suddenly Friday, June 19, 1998.

John was born Nov. 23, 1930 in Teulon, Man., and on May 23, 1953 was united in marriage to Marion McDougall. He worked as a camp cook in various locations throughout northern communities in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.

WILSON O. (Red) MOSHER

Red Mosher passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at the Emo Health Centre, in Emo, Ont. at the age of 86 years following a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov. 11, 1911 in Stratton, Ont.

Red lived and worked on the family’s farm in Pattullo Township until he retired with his brother, Arnold, and sister, Vera, to their new home just north of Stratton in 1969. Red also was employed as a truck driver, and worked on construction for many years.

He enlisted in the Canadian Army and was stationed, until his discharge, in Manitoba during World War II.

NATHALIE ‘NETTIE’ CHRISTIANSEN

Nettie Christiansen, 73, of 960 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, June 12, 1998 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

She was born Aug. 9, 1924 in Fort Frances to the late Viovanni and Eliza Toninato. Nettie lived all of her life in Fort Frances, and on Nov. 29, 1941, she was united in marriage to Walter Christiansen.

She was an active member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, and was very involved with the Catholic Women’s League and the Sister Kennedy Centre in Fort Frances.

MARY WEPRUK

Mary Wepruk, 83, of Dainard Pavilion Rest Home in Surrey, B.C., passed away Friday, June 12, 1998. Mary was born Aug. 2, 1914 in Sundown, Man. to the late Fred and Oksana Werenko.

Mary grew up in Sundown and, in 1931, was united in marriage to Nick Wepruk. They had three sons, Metro, Robert, and Andrew. The family moved to Deerlock, Ont. and then to Fort Frances.

She was a member of the St. Anna’s Club in Fort Frances, and also was past president. She enjoyed square dancing, curling, quilting, travelling, and entertaining friends and relatives.

ALLAN BARCLAY BRUCE

Allan Bruce, 74, of 1520 10th Ave. W., International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday, June 10, 1998 at the Falls Memorial Hospital in International Falls.

He was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Alexander “Alex” and Mary Bruce.

Allan served in the Canadian Army, stationed at the Three Rivers, Que. Regiment. He was a front-line soldier and gunner with the heavy tank corps. in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, and North Africa, and was wounded in action.

CLELAND ‘CLEE’ LUNDY

Mr. Cleland “Clee” Lundy, 62, of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away Sunday, June 7, 1998 in hospital.

Clee was born July 31, 1935 in Emo, Ont. to Forrest and Edna Lundy. He worked in the logging industry his entire life, as an independent logger and as a supervisor with Woodlands Domitar and Multiply Plywood in Nipigon.

He was a past director of the Northwestern Ontario Truckers and Loggers Association, where he led a successful campaign against a government bill to amend the Trees Act across Northwestern and Northeastern Ontario.

RITA I. NAGURSKI

Rita I. Nagurski passed away June 7, 1998. She was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was predeceased by husband, Marion; her parents, Fletcher and Alnora Huffman; sister, Phyllis Rose; and brother, Arthur Huffman.