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Obituaries

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.

ISABEL HARRIET HARASYMYK

Isabel Harriet Harasymyk, 79, of Barwick, Ont., passed away Sunday, June 7, 1998 in Barwick.

Isabel was born May 6, 1919 in Emo, Ont. to the late William and Cora Wilson. She was raised in Barwick, and on Nov. 2, 1938 was united in marriage to Bill Harasymyk.

Together, Isabel and Bill raised their family in Barwick, where Isabel worked at the R.A. Gill Store for several years. She also worked as an operator for Bell Telephone and for Chapple Township.

GLADYS DOROTHY JONASSEN

Gladys Dorothy Jonassen, 75, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away Wednesday, June 3, 1998 after a courageous battle with cancer at Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances.

She was born Jan. 24, 1923 in Rainy River to Phillip and Mella Roblin.

“Rose” Coward

Rose Coward, 74, of 851 Colonization Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, May 30, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

She was born March 5, 1924 in Stuartburn, Man. to the late John and Rose Makarenko. Rose moved as a child with her family to Fort Frances in 1926, and worked as a clerk at Lerman’s Clothing Store for many years.

In 1955, she was united in marriage to John Coward.

Rose really enjoyed going to their cottage on Hook Island, and spending time with her family and friends.

MERVYN ARTHUR LLOYD GREEN

Mervyn Arthur Lloyd Green, 62, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 26, 1998. He was born in Devlin, Ont. on Feb. 29, 1936, the eldest son of Lloyd and Thelma Green.

Mervyn worked for J.A. Mathieu at Sapawe, Canadian Charleston Ltd., Domtar, MacLeod Cockshutt Gold Mine, the Department of Highways, and Eric Rasinaho Contracting Ltd.

He moved to Atikokan in 1961, where he met and married Verlie Henderson in 1963. They had three children.

EDWARD HOLBORN

Edward Holborn, 86, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Tuesday, May 26, 1998.

He was born Feb. 29, 1912 in Souris, Man. to the late William and Mildred Holborn. Edward moved to the Rainy River District in 1941, and on July 12 of the same year, he was united in marriage to the former Annie Falloon.

Edward worked for the Department of Highways for 22-and-a-half years, until his retirement in 1968. In 1973, he and his wife, Annie, moved to Fort Frances, where they have lived since.

Cicely Margaret Cole

Cicely Cole, 86, of Cranbrook, B.C., passed away Sunday, May 24, 1998 at Steepleview Extended Care in Cranbrook.

Cicely was born Dec. 4, 1911 in Manchester, England to the late Charles and Cicely McWatt. In 1922, she moved with her family to Canada and settled in Fort Frances, Ont.

On Nov. 27, 1934, Cicely was united in marriage to G. Charles Cole and together they lived in Fort Frances. In 1995, she moved to Cranbrook until her passing.

Cicely enjoyed her home, being a homemaker, and taking care of her family, who were always first and foremost in her life.

BASIL ALBERT EIDE

Basil Albert Eide, 66, of 1057 River Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. on Sunday, May 24, 1998.

He was born April 20, 1932 in Midale, Sask. to the late Albert and Margit Eide.

Mr. Eide was a long-time resident of Fort Frances, having lived here since 1943. He was employed with Ontario Hydro Forestry from 1952 to 1989, when he retired.

NAPOLEON (MEILLEUR) MAYER

Napoleon (Meilleur) Mayer, 95, passed away peacefully April 24, 1998 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.

He was born in St. Alair, Mn. in 1902. As a boy, he moved with his family to Fisher Branch, Man., where they homesteaded.

In 1926, he married Sara Gosselin and they had nine children.

Throughout his life, Nap did many different types of work. He was a logger, railroad man, worked for Shevlin Clark, and ran a saw filing business in Fort Frances for many years.