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GEORGE SIEMENS

George Siemens, 77, passed away at St. Thomas Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Stanley, Man. He lived briefly in Emo, Ont. before settling in Aylmer, Ont.

George will be dearly missed as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Funeral services and interment were held Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Eden, Ont.

< *c>Miss Me-But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

EDWIN NATHANIAL BRUYERE

Edwin Nathanial Bruyere, 75, of Five Mile Dock, Couchiching First Nations, Ont., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Aug. 26, 1924 in Fort Alexander, Man. and moved to Fort Frances as a young boy. He spent his school years at the Residential School on Couchiching until he started working as a young man.

On Sept. 9, 1944, he was united in marriage to Annie Marie Crowe, and settled down and made his home on Rainy Lake.

MAXINE MARGARET PATTEN

In loving memory of Maxine Margaret Patten, 83, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at her residence.

Maxine is survived by her son, Mark Patten and his wife, Rochelle, and their son, Lee, of Minneapolis, Mn.; and by her niece, Gaye Czmola, and her family of Winnipeg, Man.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold “Sonny” Patten on Aug. 8, 1992; her parents, Michael and Ruby Callaghan; and her sister, Mary.

WILLIAM EDWARD WILLIS

In loving memory of William Edward Willis, 77, of 109 Marks St., Atikokan, Ont., who passed away peacefully at the Atikokan General Hospital on Friday, Jan. 7, 2000.

William was born Feb. 22, 1922 and reared in Emo, Ont. He served overseas in W.W.II from 1939-46 in Sicily, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany.

He was decorated with several medals, and following the war, spent a few months in Czechoslovakia, then returned to Canada in 1946 and settled in Emo.

INGVAL J OLSON

Ingval Olson, 95, of Emo, Ont., formerly of Stratton, Ont., passed away at Emo Hospital in Emo on Friday, Jan. 7, 2000.

He was born April 24, 1904 in Rolette, N.D. to the late Jorgan and Inger Olson. In 1915, Ingval moved with his family to Canada, and settled in Tait Township, Ont.

In 1936, he married Jennie Morken, who predeceased him in the following year.

CORRINE ELLIOTT

Corinne Elliott, 92, passed away peacefully at the F.J. Davey Home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 at the age oof 92.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert; dear mother of Robert (Kathy) and Joyce McShane (Frank); grandmother of James (Linda), Heather, Carol (Calvin), Robert, and Jonathon; and great-grandmother of two.

Friends called at the Barton & Kiteley Funeral Home (Sault Ste. Marie) on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 3 p.m.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ont.

IRENE HALUS ANDERSON

Irene H. Anderson, 70, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at Falls Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 30, 1929 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Nick and Annie Halus, and attended school here.

On Aug. 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to Nils F. Anderson of the Falls. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer with friends and family.

She attended the Evangelical Covenant Church in the Falls.

She was predeceased by her father, Nick Halus; step-father, Tom Cherwinski; and mother, Annie Cherwinski.

JOANNA MARIE FRASER

In loving memory of Joanna Marie Fraser, 18, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Joanna was the daughter of John Daniel Fraser and Patricia Kathleen Fraser (nee Bruyere); and sister to Nathan Edward Bruyere and Michael Joseph Fraser.

HILDA MARIE PETTIS

In loving memory of Hilda Marie Pettis, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Hilda is survived by her sons, Terry (Irene) of Crozier, and Ronald (Shelley) of Kenora; and daughters, Alta (Keith) Fenton of Fort Frances, Cheryl (Jamie) Trendiak of Crozier, Debra Pettis of Fort Frances, and Marilyn Pettis of Thunder Bay, Ont.

She also leaves behind six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

WALLACE THOMAS WILSON

Wallace Wilson, 62, of Rainy River First Nations, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Monday, Dec. 20, 1999.

He was born July 31, 1937 in Emo, Ont. to the late Albert and Lucy Wilson. Wallace guided in the Rainy River District area for many years.

In 1962, he was united in marriage to Hilda Hawk, who later predeceased him Dec. 20, 1982. Following his wife’s passing, he met a special friend and later companion, Lucy Hunter, who also predeceased him.

SR. HELEN MARTIN

Sister Helen Martin (Mary St. Laura), 92, of Regina, Sask., passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999.

Born in Portage La Prairie, Man., she was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Anna Cummings, and Rose (Sister Mary St. Aselle).

Helen is survived by her sisters, Eula (Ervine) Klein of Troy, Mich., and Josephine (Joseph) Lavoie of San Bruno, Cal.; five nieces and one nephew; and Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions.

SANDRA LLOYD

Sandra Lloyd, formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly in Reynolds, N.D. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999.

Sandra is survived by her very close friend, Jim Leddige of Reynolds, N.D.; and her two sons, Larry Richard Sjoblom of Moorhead, N.D., and Eric Sjoblom of International Falls, Mn.

Sandra also is survived by her mother, Elsie Lloyd of Kamloops, B.C.; brother, Bruce Lloyd and his two sons, also of Kamloops, B.C.; brother, Larry King of Fort Frances; and brother, Clifford Martin in Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.

LOURENS VISSER

Lourens Visser, 88, of Emo, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Nov. 3, 1911 in Drachten, Friesland, The Netherlands, and was was united in marriage to Tina (Wieringsma) on May 19, 1938. In the summer of 1957, Lourens and Tina, along with their five sons, immigrated to Canada and, in 1959, settled in Rainy River District.

IRENE DORIS BRADFORD

Irene D. Bradford, 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 1999 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. following a lengthy illness.

She was the beloved wife of C.F. (Brad) Bradford, who predeceased her July 22, 1984.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Karen (Fred) Moroz of London, Lynda (John) Bagacki of Winnipeg, Lola (Al) Hymers of Dryden, and Lila Bradford of London.

She also will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Krista, Nikki and Marthe Moroz, Rachel (Gary) Boyd and Bradford (Jennifer) Bagacki, Ryan and Jessica Hymers, and Joel Bradford.

JOHN ELYK

John Elyk, 53, of 235 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at his residence Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999.

He was born Jan. 15, 1946 in Fort Frances. John lived in Fort Frances all his life, and had worked as a labourer for various construction firms for about 20 years until retiring during the 1980s.

He also was very well-liked at the courthouse, where he worked in maintenance for about five years.

GEORGE STACY STANG

George Stacy Stang, 69, of rural Stratton, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999 at the Port Arthur General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. after a brief illness.

He was born March 11, 1930 in Sifton Township to Bill and Myrtle Stang. On Oct. 15, 1956, George was united in marriage to Grace Turner and together they made their home in Dewart Township north of Stratton, where they farmed side by side and raised five children.

JOHN JOSEPH FLANAGAN

John Joseph Flanagan passed away peacefully at the Brantwood Lifecare Centre in Burlington, Ont. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999 in his 85th year.

Loving husband of the late Adina Eck, and special father to his three children, Donna (Robert Terry) of Flamborough, Sharon (Ken Johns) of Maxville, and Richard of Toronto.

He will be missed by his six grandchildren, Eric (Joanne) of Markham, Sandra (John) and Glenn (Dawn) of Burlington, Susan (Wayne) of Waterdown, Heather of Cornwall, and Brian of Waterloo; and three great-grandchildren, Krystal, Jordan, and Julie.

JOAN ELIZABETH CROSS

Joan Elizabeth Cross, 68, of Crozier, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

She has now been reunited with her beloved husband, Bill, who predeceased her Aug. 8, 1994.

Joan was a familiar and friendly face to frequenters of Safeway, where she had worked in the bakery for the past 22 years. She had a tremendous love of life and people, and was a favourite to all who knew her, whether for a short time or a long time.

MARY LEGARRIE

In loving memory of Mary (Mayme, Nan) Legarrie, 87, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999.

Nan is survived by her two daughters, Lillian Morrison and Loretta McCormack, both of Fort Frances, Ont.; and daughter-in-law, Jo-Ann (Tom) Columbe of Littlefork, Mn.

KARL JAMES ‘CARL’ MCDANIEL

Karl James “Carl” McDaniel passed away at Wellington Terrace in Elora, Ont. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999 at the age of 93.

He was the beloved husband of Hazel (South) McDaniel; loved father of Joan (Urbane) Richards of Guelph, Joyce (Murray) Johnson of Brampton, Bernice (Fred) Disher of Fonthill, Helen (Wilbur) Mose of Emo, Larry McDaniel of Guelph, Clark (Donna) McDaniel of Elora, and Myrna (Ross) Dunn and Nola (Ron) Deamer, all of North Bay, Ont.

RICHARD THOMAS LARISH

Word has been received of the passing of Richard Thomas Larish, 67, of the Faribault/Kenyon, Mn. area on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Mn.

The Larish family lived in the Devlin/La Vallee area from 1968-1971, with the children attending local schools.

His widow, the former Lou Rissman, was born in Dance Township and has a sister, Emily Lang, many nieces and nephews, and other friends living in the area.

PEARL CAMPBELL

Pearl Campbell, 105, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999.

She was born June 10, 1894 in Fairbury, Neb., the daughter of the late George and Sarah Parker. At age nine, she moved with her family to Dauphin, Man. and was raised and educated in the Dauphin area, and attended Winnipeg Normal School in 1909.

She married Harold Campbell in Dauphin on Oct. 16, 1911. They farmed in the Kenville area for a number of years, then in 1924 moved to Fort Frances, where they raised their family.

DOROTHY VERNON WILKINS

Dorothy Vernon Wilkins, 92, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

She was born Sept. 17, 1907 in Portage La Prairie, Man. to the late Emily and Frank Myers.

Dorothy moved with her family to Fort Frances in 1911. In her early years, she lived over Myers Lumber Company and spent many hours watching her dad build cedar strip boats, cabinets, and fish boxes in the workshop downstairs.