Egil “Ed” Sletmoen of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Wednesday, March 18, 1998 in his 92nd year.
Ed was born in Stange, Norway on April 11, 1906 to Johannes and Johanne Lysbakken. He was raised and educated in Norway, where he learned his trade as a carpenter.
In 1926, he immigrated to Canada with his brother, Ole, and settled in Rainy River District at McInnes Creek. He worked on Lake of the Woods as a carpenter, where he met Ethel Johnson, whom he married Nov. 17, 1934.