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Obituaries

MORRIS DEMETRO DERHAK

Morris Demetro Derhak passed away at Oshawa General Hospital on Monday, April 20, 1998 in his 70th year.

He was the beloved husband of Eveline Deagne; loved father of Katherine Derhak of Oshawa, William Derhak of Courtice, and Allen Derhak of Waterloo; and dear brother of Rudy Derhak of Thunder Bay.

He also is lovingly remembered by six grandchildren, Jason Derhak, Amanda, Melanie and Kaily Derhak, and Scott and Byrne Grant; and two great-grandchildren, Clayton and Tyler Shmyr.

He was predeceased by one sister, Eleanor Engelking.

ROBERT ‘BOB’ EUGENE SIMMIK

Mr. Robert “Bob” Eugene Simmik, 61, went into the arms of Jesus on April 19, 1998 after a lengthy illness.

Born in Fort Frances, Ont., he went to Thunder Bay, Ont. at the age of 17 to finish his schooling at Fort William Vocational School. It was there that he met his high school sweetheart, Carol, whom he married in 1959.

Bob pursued a career with Ontario Hydro in 1957 and spent the next 35 years working in the Northwestern Ontario region as a power maintenance electrician, customer service representative, and safety specialist.

JERGEN ASLAK MOSLEY

Jergen Aslak Mosley, 80, of 134 Pine Cres., Atikokan, Ont., passed away Sunday, April 19, 1998 at the Atikokan General Hospital.

He was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on April 26, 1918, the eldest son of Ole and Guro Mosley. On Nov. 14, 1939, he married Phoebe Armstrong.

He served in the armed forces with the South Saskatchewan regiment in England, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany from 1942-1946.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Gudrun (Nelson) Green; and infant son, Peter Armstrong Mosley, in 1962.

Donald Oliver Cross

Donald Oliver Cross, 66, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 18, 1998 in Atikokan, Ont. He was born to Winnifred and Herb Cross on June 30, 1931 in the Barwick Hotel.

Don lived most of his life in the Atikokan area, where he was employed as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He was best known for his road building and logging industry work in the Flanders and Atikokan area.

He also was known to enjoy the odd bottle of beer with his friends.

HENRY ‘HANK’ ROUSSEAU

It is with regret and love that we announce the passing of Henry (Hank) Rousseau, 74, on Monday, April 13, 1998 at his residence in Disrali, P.Q.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Jeannine (Le Houx); and their three children, Carl (Héléne Desrouchers) of Blainville, Lyn (Louise Litourneau) of Disrali, and Caroline Rousseau of Montreal; four grandchildren; and his brothers and sisters, Alice (Orville Oyloe) of Hibbing, Mn., Eva (Gordon Abbott) of Fort Frances, and Emile (Joyce Perry) and Arthur (Vera Beyak) of Thunder Bay, Ont.

CAROL (GODIN) BECK

Carol (Godin) Beck of Denver, Col. passed away suddenly on Monday, April 13, 1998. She was born in 1943.

Carol is predeceased by her parents, Margaret and George Godin.

She is survived by her husband, Dale, and their two children, Anne (Keith) Burback and their children, Holly and Westin, and Matthew, all of Denver. Also surviving are several step-children.

FREDERICK GEORGE WILLIAMS

Frederick George “Fred” Williams, 80, of 551 Riverview Dr., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, April 13, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1917 in Liverpool, England to the late James and Margaret Williams.

Mr. Williams immigrated to Canada at the age of five with his parents and settled at Rocky Inlet. He later moved to Fort Frances, where he lived until now.

MARJORIE CHRISTINA MARTIN

Marjorie Christina Martin, 85, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Sunday, April 12, 1998. She was born July 19, 1912 in Devlin, Ont. to the late John and Olive Matheson.

Mrs. Martin had lived in the Rainy River District all her life, mostly in Emo, Ont. for 58 years. She was a member of Knox United Church and the U.C.W. in Emo, a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Emo, and the Emo Curling Club. She enjoyed reading and playing cards.

MARY MARIE ARCH

Mary Marie Arch, 93, of Nestor Falls, Ont., formally of International Falls, Mn., passed away Saturday, April 11, 1998 in Newmarket, Ont. after a brief illness.

Mary was born Sept. 5, 1904 in Minneapolis, Mn. She moved to the International Falls area in the late 1920s.

Born Mary Marie Brollard, she married William B. Arch and raised a family of three boys and three girls. They owned and operated a dry cleaning business (the International Dress Club) in the 1930s.

GLADYS JEAN SMITH

Gladys Smith, 47, of Devlin, Ont., will be resting in peace in heaven as she passed away peacefully Thursday, April 9, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gladys was born April 9, 1951 in Fort Frances, where she was raised. In 1968, she met her husband, Philip Fraser, and together they settled in Devlin.

Gladys was a loving homemaker who enjoyed cooking, gardening, and fishing. She was a special aunt to all of her nieces and nephews.

Gladys struggled a hard, courageous battle with cancer for a long time.

RICHARD GORDON COOPER

Richard Gordon Cooper passed away peacefully at Ladysmith General Hospital on April 5, 1998.

He was born in Emo, Ont. in 1910, where he lived until he joined the navy in the Second World War. Gordon served as radar operator on corvette duty on the North Atlantic for three-and-a-half years.

After the war, he worked for the Department of Indian Affairs in Fort Frances, Chapleau, William Lake, and Hazilton. He retired in 1970 and settled in Ladysmith, where he met and married his loving wife of 26 years.

ARNOLD GERHARD KAEMINGH

Arnold Gerhard Kaemingh, 52, of 24 Armstrong Pl., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at the Port Arthur General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. He was born Sept. 19, 1945 in Barchem, Gelderland, Holland.

Arnold went home to be with his Lord, peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. He follows his father, Arnold Kaemingh, who passed away in September, 1969; his mother, Grada Kaemingh in June, 1992; and sister, Dini Ewald in September, 1983.

HARVEY DONALD HALVERSON

Suddenly on April 6, 1998, Harvey Donald Halverson passed away doing what he enjoyed the most, ice fishing on Crow Lake.

Harvey is survived by his wife of 43 years, Esther (Jackson), and his daughters, Glenda (Norbert) Dufresne, Sandra Engstrom (Robert Faulds), Camilla Halverson (Cal Madden), and Colleen Halverson (Peter Degagne).

EDWARD ERNEST WATTS

Edward Ernest “Ed” Watts, 40, of West Bay, Ont., and formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away suddenly Saturday, April 4, 1998 at West Bay.

Ed was born March 1, 1958 in Thunder Bay, Ont. but was raised and educated in Finland, Ont. In his younger years, Ed worked in the heavy equipment construction business. Later on, he began working in the bush as a pulpwood cutter for various local contractors as well as for himself.

Ed enjoyed the bushwork very much and excelled in this type of work. He was a hard worker, and was always there to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

DIANNE GREGOIRE

Dianne Marie Gregoire passed away Thursday, April 2 1998 at the St. Joseph General Hospital in Elliot Lake, Ont.

Beloved wife of Raymond Gregoire of Elliot Lake; and dear mother of Russ Gregoire and wife, Angela, of Petawawa, Ont. Dear sister of Lorette Proulx (Roger Deslauriers) of Elliot Lake, and Edith Desjardins (Rolland) of Sudbury, Ont., and Carmaine, Aline, and Jacques.

Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 4, 1998 from the Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel at 3 p.m., with Father Jack David officiating.

DONALD NELSON CAMERON

Donald Cameron, 72, of Stratton, Ont., passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, March 30, 1998.

Don was born July 30, 1925 in Morley Township to the late Mary and Donald Cameron. At age 17, he went to British Columbia to join the navy and served in W.W. II as a cook/meatcutter on a minesweeping vessel.

Following the war, Don returned to Stratton and worked in logging.

DR. STANLEY FRED MORRILL

Dr. Stanley Fred Morrill, born Dec. 4, 1924 in Schreiber, Ont., passed away peacefully March 28, 1998.

Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle is sadly missed by his loving wife, Eleanor; his sons and daughters, Meredith, Chris, Nancy, Pat, Keith, and Beth; and his grandchildren, Thea, Morgan, Natalie, Andre, Jacki, Katie, Connor, Erica, and Mallory.

HENRY THOMAS ROBINSON

Henry Thomas Robinson, 96, of Winnipeg, Man., passed away Thursday, March 26, 1998.

Henry was born July 8, 1901 in Ireland. In 1912, his parents and their family immigrated to Canada, settling in the Emo district of Ontario. During his working years, he was very dedicated to his carpentry and woodworking business.

Henry was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Mary (nee Faulkner) Robinson; four sisters, Ethel McAllister, Annie Fox, Blanche Robinson, and Lottie Morken; and three brothers, Dick, George, and Ben.

CHARLOTTE EVELYN EASTON

Charlotte Evelyn Easton (Callan) passed away March 24, 1998 at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ont. Charlotte was born April 28, 1918 in Rainy River, Ont.

With her passing, she leaves her son, James and wife, June, and family of Toronto, Ont.; daughter, Lynne Wark and husband, John, of Pickering, Ont.; grandson, Derek and wife, Sophie, and great-grandchildren, Daniel and Simone, of Whitby, Ont.; granddaughter, Evelyn Wark of Pickering, Ont.; sister, Jean Henriksson of Fort Frances, Ont.; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

MABLE LARSON

Mable Larson, 67, a long-time resident of McCrosson-Tovell, Ont., passed away suddenly Monday, March 23, 1998 at the Rainy River Hospital in Rainy River, Ont.

Mable was born May 19, 1930 in Edmonton, Alta.

She was a long-time member of the Lake of the Woods Women’s Institute, and a member of the Lutheran Church. She was employed at various tourist camps in the area, and she also enjoyed living and working on the family farm.

DAY EMIL WISTING

Day “Dag” Wisting, 89, of Flinders Place, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully at La Verendrye Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 1998.

Day was born March 17, 1909 in Lotorpsbruk, Sweden.

He was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Charlotte Wisting (nee Lindstrom); one brother, Bo Wisting; brother-in-law, Dr. Gunnar Welin; and wife, Inez Mae Wisting (Dec. 6, 1997).

GORDON LOUIS MARSH

Gordon Louis Marsh, 69, of R.R. #1, Devlin, Ont., passed away suddenly Saturday, March 21, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. He was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Sleeman, Ont. to the late James Robert Marsh and Larena Dorothy Marsh (nee Thompson).

Mr. Marsh had lived most of his life in Northwestern Ontario. He attended school in Winnipeg, Man. He had worked as a lineman and a customer service representative for Ontario Hydro for 39 years, and had been stationed in Dryden, Thunder Bay, Atikokan, and Fort Frances.

Egil ‘Ed’ Sletmoen

Egil “Ed” Sletmoen of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Wednesday, March 18, 1998 in his 92nd year.

Ed was born in Stange, Norway on April 11, 1906 to Johannes and Johanne Lysbakken. He was raised and educated in Norway, where he learned his trade as a carpenter.

In 1926, he immigrated to Canada with his brother, Ole, and settled in Rainy River District at McInnes Creek. He worked on Lake of the Woods as a carpenter, where he met Ethel Johnson, whom he married Nov. 17, 1934.