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Obituaries

DOROTHY KATHLEEN BENINGER

Dorothy Kathleen Beninger, 84, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997. She was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Emo, Ont. to the late Walter and Edith Radbourne.

Mrs. Beninger lived most of her life in Emo. She was a school teacher for 35 years, and taught in Emo, Fort Frances, Nestor Falls, Finland, Black Hawk, Morson, and Arbor Vita. She was a member of the Fort Frances-Rainy River Women Teachers’ Association.

TRACY THOMAS JOSEPH SPENCER

Tracy Thomas Joseph Spencer, 53, of 477 Hill Rd., R.R. #1, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

He was born June 17, 1944 on Calumet Island, Que. to George and Kathleen Spencer.

Tracy enjoyed fishing and hunting, and having coffee with his friends, and was always helping others. He also loved his rock work and his flowers. He was a very gifted and loving person. His biggest thing in life, however, was his family and friends.

ALLISON LEIGH BROWN

In loving memory of Allison Brown, who passed away in Dryden, Ont. on Saturday, July 5, 1997.

Allison Leigh was born Nov. 24, 1977 in London, Ont., the beloved daughter of Janice and David Brown; sister of Ryan Brown; and granddaughter of Alice and Leo Brown of Fort Frances, Ont., and Muriel and Carman Brown of Port Stanley, Ont.

Allison also is survived by her great-grandmother, Martha Metcalf of Petrolia, Ont., and by many saddened relatives and friends whose lives she touched.

ALMA LENORE HAW

Alma Haw, 84, of Apt. #2, Morley Meadowside Manor, Stratton, Ont., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997 at the Rainy River hospital.

Alma was born Oct. 25, 1912 in North Branch, Ont. to the late Tom and Lillian Brannan. Alma was raised and attended school in North Branch.

She was married to Carman Haw on Aug. 10, 1932. Alma and Carman resided in North Branch, where they raised their family and worked side by side on the family farm, their general store, and the post office.

LILLIAN SUMMERS

Lillian Summers, 77, of 524 Third St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 1997 in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital (Port Arthur), Thunder Bay, Ont.

Lillian was born Jan. 5, 1920 in Stratton, Ont. to the late John and Lillie Doupe. She was raised in Rainy River District and on May 17, 1941, she was united in marriage to Roy Summers in Thunder Bay, Ont.

TAUNO IVAR ‘TONY’ BOIND

Tauno “Tony” Boind, 71, of 1013 Second St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, July 31, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born July 27, 1926 in Fort Frances to the late Ivar and Maria Boind.

Tony was raised, attended school and had lived his entire life in Fort Frances. In his earlier years, he worked and sailed on the Great Lakes, and Canada Car in Thunder Bay. During World War II, Tony enlisted with the Canadian armed services and was stationed in Canada. Upon his discharge, he returned to the bush to work with his dad.

WAYNE L. RABOIN

Wayne L. Raboin, 57, formerly of International Falls, Mn., passed away in Brea, Calif. on Monday, July 28, 1997.

He was born in International Falls in November, 1939 and graduated from Falls High School in 1958. He played on the Broncos football team. He also served four years in the U.S. Navy.

He retired from Lucky Stores Inc. of Buena Park, Calif. after 27 years as a truck driver.

He was predeceased by his father, Edward Raboin; and brother, James Raboin.

VIOLET MAUD ASHLEY

In loving memory of Violet Maud Ashley, who passed away in Emo hospital July 23, 1997 after several years of bad health.

Having suffered several strokes in Ottawa, she came to Emo in 1989 to make her home with her sister, Lily Rathwell.

Violet was the youngest of the Robertson family of eight. Clark Robertson of Fort Frances was her only brother. She had worked in his office before moving to Nepean, Ont. and receiving a position as secretary in the House of Commons, where she was employed for 27 years.