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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 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 (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 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, 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.


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 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.


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.


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, 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.


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, 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.


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.


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 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.


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, 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.


Suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. on Monday, June 28, 1999, Margaret Jean Lafoy (nee McNaughton) passed away in the presence of her two daughters, Marnie and Bonnie.

She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Vaughan, on April 22, 1995.

She is survived by her two daughters, Marnie (Robert Beninger) and Bonnie (Paul Halloch); and grandchildren, Robyn, Neal, and Daniel.

She will be deeply missed by her many close friends.

Prior to her passing, she was with her family attending her granddaughter Robyn’s high school graduation.


Sadly, we announce the passing of Bob Kivi at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Sunday, June 27, 1999.

Bob battled cancer, mostly at home, with admirable strength, dignity, and without complaint. His unique sense of humour prevailed throughout his illness.

Care and support was provided by his wife, Dixie, with the help of visiting health care professionals, kind relatives, and neighbours.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend on June 25, 1999.

Henry and his twin sister, Mary, were born in Emo, Ont. on Nov. 30, 1962. He grew up on his family’s dairy farm, where he discovered his love for working on machines.


It is with great regret we announce the death of Mary Drawson on June 25, 1999.

Formerly of North Marks Street, Mary passed away at McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. due to an accident sustained at her home.

Originally from Fort Frances, Ont., she moved to Thunder Bay to pursue her hairdressing education and establish a successful business, operating as Drawson’s Unisex Hair Clinic for more than 50 years.

Hairdressing was a very important part of her life until her retirement three years ago.


Frank Joseph Advent was born in Vassar, Man. on May 24, 1912 to Agatha and Andrew Advent. He attended school there but in the fall of 1923, he moved to Dewart with his family, where they homesteaded.

From 1924 to 1936, he worked at many jobs—in camps as a cook’s helper, then as a teamster; at a construction camp building dams; as a deckhand and watchman on a ship on the Great Lakes; on a farm and in the woods.


Frances Ethel Albee (nee Moden) passed away peacefully at her home in Thessalon, Ont. on June 18, 1999.

Frances was born July 7, 1898 in Cambridge, England to the late Maria and David Moden. In May, 1919, she was united in marriage to the late Edwin Albee.

Frances, Edwin, and one-year-old baby, Irene, sailed to Canada on the Melita in 1921. They landed at Signal Hill in Quebec. From there, they went to Illinois, where their son, Richard, was born.


Annette Buttner, 87, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, formerly of 1334 Sixth St., E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, June 18, 1999.

She was born July 1, 1911 in Chartierville, Que. to the late Louis (Scott) and Marie (Elmire) Landry. At an early age, Annette moved with her family to Saskatchewan, where her family farmed, and where she was raised, attended school, and later farmed.

Annette was quite a lover of dogs, horses, and all types of animals.