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Dmytro (Dan) Sokil passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 13, 1999 at Kensington Village in London, Ont. in his 90th year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Micheline (Lena) Sokil (1990); dearly loved father of Louise Coppen and husband, Bill, of Red Lake, Ont., Beth Drechsler of Coburg, Ont., and Julie Patten and husband, Nic, of London, Ont.; and dear grandfather to Karl Coppen of Vancouver, B.C., Lance Drechsler of Ottawa, Ont., Scott Coppen of Boston, Mass., and Joel Drechsler of Toronto, Ont.


Russell Ash, 85, passed away peacefully in his home in Kelowna, B.C. on Sept. 7, 1999.

Russell was a longtime resident of Fort Frances, Ont., where he attended grade school and high school. He played hockey and baseball at a younger age, and was an avid sports fan.

During the Second World War, he was in the R.C.E.M.E. and spent time oversees. He returned to raise his family in Fort Frances.

He retired at age 65 from Boise Cascade, where he had worked for more than 45 years.


It is with sadness we announce the passing of Bernadette Dauphinais (nee Armstrong) at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. on Sept. 7, 1999.

Bernadette was born June 23, 1911 and raised mostly in the Stratton area of Ontario. Most recently, she was a resident of the Villa Nova Seniors residence in Winnipeg, Man.

Bernie was predeceased by her husband, Bill Dauphinais in 1972.


Lillian Sarah Becker, 96, passed away peacefully in the CCU at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Monday, Sept. 6, 1999.

Lillian was born July 26, 1903 in South Shields, England to the late William and Sarah Carter. On Dec. 10, 1925, she was united in marriage to Hosea (Harry) Dorwin Becker.

She was predeceased by her husband on Feb. 28, 1965; one sister, Lydia Cook Terry; brother, William Carter; and nephew, Lanny Flinders.


Nicholas Leek, 77, of Crozier, Ont., passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999. He was born Dec. 10, 1921 in Holland to the late Pieter and Katharina (Kramer) Leek.

On Feb. 10, 1954, he was united in marriage to Katherina (Groot) and together, two weeks later, they emigrated to Canada. They spent two years in Manitoba and then moved to Barwick, Ont. in 1956. Nicholas worked on his farm in Barwick for almost 40 years, moving to Crozier in 1995.

He was a member of the St. Patrick’s parish council and an avid reader.


Hilda Main, of 960 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., surrounded by her family and close friends, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 10, 1918 to the late John and Anna Clark in Haille Cumberland, England, Hilda was raised and educated there. During WWII, she worked on transport as a warden and at the Salvation Army assisting military personnel.


Tom Logan, 82, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. He was born Oct. 14, 1916 in Lorlie, Sask. to the late John and Amy Logan.

Tom grew up on the prairies of Saskatchewan, working on farms, tending horses, and doing fieldwork when he met his sweetheart, Helen, who was working at the Abernethy Hospital.

They married Aug. 10, 1940, and that same year, Tom enlisted in the air force and served overseas from 1943-46 in England, France, and Belgium.


Ellard Teeple, 77, of Blackhawk, Ont., passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999 at the Emo Hospital in Emo, Ont. He was born Nov. 25, 1921 in Gratton Township, Ont. to the late Irvin and Beatrice Teeple.

Ellard moved to the Rainy River District with his family in 1931. As a young teen, he worked for various farmers in the Emo and Barwick area for a few years.

On April 28, 1943, he was united in marriage to the former Helen McMillan.


In this time of sorrow, we sadly announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Henry Joseph Asselin, 74, of Donald Street, Pinewood, Ont., passed away peacefully at the Rainy River Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999.

Henry is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; children, Randy Asselin and wife, Gail, of Pinewood, Terry Asselin of Pinewood, Loretta and husband, Ron Hosken, of Dryden, Debbie and husband, Ken Whalen, of Fort Frances, and Cindy and husband, John Ricci, of Rainy River.

Delores R. Bombay

Delores R. Bombay, of 901 Shevlin Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 5, 1948 in Emo Ont.

She was a member of Rainy River First Nation where she resided until her teen years. Her later years were spent in Fort Frances where she worked in various tourist camps.

She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred Bombay (Oct. 23, 1963) and Lottie Bombay (Dec. 7, 1988); and her partner of 30 years, Ronald Tucker on June 25, 1996.


Audrey Sinclair, 76, of 949 Phair Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances. Rev. Garth Clifford will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.


Mike Bauwens passed away at Parkwood Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999. He was born Sept. 22, 1948 in Bothwell, Ont. and then moved to London as a teenager.

He was the eldest son of Leroy and Shirley Bauwens; beloved husband of Ute since 1982; dear brother of Terry (Nancy) Bauwens of London, Wilfred (Barbara) of Melbourne, Australia, and Mark (Monica) of Stratford; loving stepfather of Peter (Cornelia); and step-grandfather of Diana, Dennis, Kevin, and Gary, all of Duisburg, Germany.

He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Norman Harley Byerly

Norman Harley Byerly, 81, of Pinewood, ON, passed away in Pinewood, Ontario.

He was born on March 7, 1918 in Dana, Indiana and had lived most of his life in Schererville, Indiana. He had worked as a mechanic and had owned and operated a small business. He retired in 1977 and then moved to Canada. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and gardening and was known for his wonderful garden. He was also dedicated to taking care of Grandma during her extended illness.


Mr. Norman Lyle Meyers of Wildwood, Alta. passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 at the age of 51.

Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Linda; and his daughter, Nona and husband, Murray Bratt, and their children, Sandra, Brian, and Laura, all of Hinton, Alta.

Also surviving is his mother, Mrs. Agnes Meyers and his brother, Robert (Beatrice) Meyers, all of Emo, Ont.

Norman was predeceased by his father, Hans; one brother, George; and one sister, Charlotte.

Irene Williamson

On Sunday, August 15, 1999, Irene WIlliamson passed away at the Victoria Hospital, Winnipeg.

Irene was born Sept. 11, 1906 in Clandeboye, Manitoba to Alexander and Sarah Jane McBain. She married John Clarence (Kelly) Williamson July 6, 1929, and over the years they made their home in Griswold, Clandeboye, Portage La Prairie, Winnipeg and Neepawa, Manitoba and Fort Frances, Ontario before retiring to North Vancouver in 1968. They moved back to Manitoba in 1978. She was predeceased by her husband in 1981.

Lloyd Robert Tilley

With great sadness the family of Lloyd Robert Tilley of Blackhawk, ON, mourn his passing at home at age 64, on Saturday, August 14, 1999 after suffering from a long illness.

In his earlier years he did what he enjoyed most as a hunting and fishing guide. He cherished and reminisced about the many outings with his close friends and relatives. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. They brought a lot of joy to his life. He was also previously employed by the MTO for many years.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen Ruth Tilley in 1992.


Minnie Susanna (Min) Caspersen, born in London, England in 1903, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Monday, July 12, 1999 at Cascade Residence (CR2) at Burnaby General Hospital.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harald (1978); her son, Donald (1990); her grandson, David (1994); and her sister, Nell Smith of Winnipeg (1997).

Lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Ann Caspersen; grandson, Jim Caspersen (Charlene and family); sister-in-law, Olive Dent and family of Fort Frances, Ont.; and her niece, Kaye Dent and family of Kenora, Ont.


Lucille Blackjack, 29, a member of Seine River Reserve, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999 in Dryden Hospital in Dryden, Ont.

She was the youngest in a large family of 13 born to Mary Friday Blackjack and Tom Blackjack on April 9, 1970. She grew up on Seine River Reserve but in later years made her home in Mine Centre, Ont. and then on Wabigoon Reserve near Dryden.

Curtis Alexander Halvorsen

Curtis Alexander Halvorsen, 78, of Barwick, ON, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at the Emo Hospital in Emo, ON. He was born on August 23, 1920, in Barwick, ON, to the late Hildor and Clara Halvorsen.

Curtis had lived all his life in Barwick. He had worked for the MTO for 28 years and he retired in August of 1980 as a General Foreman Class 1. In his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid carpenter, electrician and gardener. He had also worked as a bartender at the Barwick Hotel for a number of years.


Peacefully, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, Mildred Ahrens went to be with her Lord.

Mildred was a long-time resident of Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont. She was born in Stratton, Ont. on Aug. 18, 1920 and lived in the Rainy River District all her life.

She and her husband, Otto Ahrens, farmed in the Chapple area for 12 years. After her husband’s death in 1959, she sold the farm and eventually relocated to Fort Frances.


Sadly, we announce the passing of Mary Fredrickson at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. on Aug. 9, 1999 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Mary Margaret Bowman on Jan. 18, 1930 in Chapple Township to John Nels Bowman and the former Fannie Dorothy Kallstrom.

Fred Joseph Copenace

In memory of Pai-Nai-Soo-Be-Tung Fred Joseph Copenace, born on August 18, 1938, at Big Grassy First Nation. Died on Sunday, August 8, 1999.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my husband, our father, grandfather, on Sunday, August 8, 1999 at the Rainy River Hospital.


With great sadness, the family of Gerald Joseph (Jerry) Tetu of Fort Frances, Ont. mourn his passing. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday morning, Aug. 7, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jerry was born Oct. 22, 1945 in Fort Frances. He had lived most of his life in the Rainy River District, and attended school in Stratton and Rainy River.


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.