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Obituaries

GEAN ELIZABETH EWALD

A time of fellowship for family and friends will be held in memory of Gean Elizabeth Ewald on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rainy River, Ont.

Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Rainy River Hospital Auxiliary or the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.

DARLENE FRANCES DRAPER

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Darlene Frances Draper, 88, on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Emo, with visitation one hour prior to service.

A complete obituary will follow.

DAVID CARL HALVORSEN

We celebrate the life of David Carl Halvorsen, who was born on May 6, 1939 and passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. He was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a godfather, a cousin, an uncle, and a friend.

He was united in marriage to Janet, the love of his life, in 1963 and enjoyed 53 years making lasting memories with their two daughters, Meredith and Angela.

Dave was kind, caring, and friendly and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. This handsome man also loved like no other; his heart was big and he had room for everyone in it.

DANIEL PETER FURYK

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Dan Furyk, 78, of Rainy River, Ont., on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Rainy River Health Centre.

Dan was born on July 25, 1938 in Chapleau, Ont. to William and Marie (Tiboni) Furyk.

He moved the Coldwell, Ont. and was raised by his grandparents, Maria and Pietro Tiboni.

At the age of 15, he joined the Trans-Canada Highway 17 construction project. Then at the age of 20, he moved to Leamington, Ont. and worked for the Ford Motor Company.

ANDREA LYN SILANDER (nee Booth)

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Andrea Silander, 49, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Andrea was born in Fort Frances on Dec. 19, 1967 to Jack and Carol Booth.

She loved to read Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts novels, and enjoyed watching “All My Children," "Young and the Restless," "Criminal Minds," "CSI," and "Chicago PD.”

DORIS MARGARET MARIE RAUN

Doris Margaret Marie Raun, 94, of Cloquet, Mn., passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet.

She was born on April 15, 1923 in La Vallee, Ont., the daughter of Harold and Marie Green.

Doris married Maynard Raun on Sept. 18, 1946 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Doris worked in a bomb shell filling plant in Quebec during World War II, had various jobs in retail, and then was the owner/operator of D's Fabric Care in Cloquet for 25 years, retiring in 1992.

RICHARD JACK GEARY

It is with sadness that we, Jack's family, announce his passing on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora, Ont.

Born in Emo, Ont. to Tom and Susan Geary, Jack was the eldest of 10 children.

Returning to Fort Frances, Ont. after overseas service in World War II, he worked for Robertson Trucking. It was in Fort Frances that he met and later married Hilda Sharpley in August of 1950.

JOANNE KIVIMAKI

JoAnne Ellen Kivimaki passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, June 19, 2017.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1953 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Eviend and Connie Haugo. She received her education in Fort Frances.

She and Larry met in July, 1969 and were united in marriage on July 21, 1973, travelling the road of life for 48 years—44 of those years as a wife and mother.

She trained as a registered nursing assistant with her best friend, Mary, and worked at LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances for several years until the birth of her son, Christopher.

SANDRA MARIE CALDER

Sandra Marie Calder (Bar), 51, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at home, with her family by her side, after a three-year struggle with cancer.

She was very stubborn and fought a long, hard battle.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Dennis; daughter, Melissa (Stephanie); son, Nathan; and much-loved grandsons, Nodin and Carter.

DANIEL ALEXANDER McFAYDEN

It's with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Daniel Alexander McFayden, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with his children and family by his side.

Danny was born on May 19, 1954 in Fort Frances to Alexander and Margaret McFayden, joining his two older siblings, Jack and Diane.

After graduating from Fort Frances High School, he worked for more than 36 years in the Fort Frances pulp and paper mill, retiring in 2011.

RANDY MORRIS GERHARD

It is with great sadness the family of Randy Morris Gerhard announces his passing on Wednsday, June 14, 2017 in Goshen, Ind. doing what he loved: driving truck.

He was born on May 1, 1960 in Emo, Ont. to Thane and Aurise Gerhard.

In 1997, he married his love and soulmate, Iris Hyatt. Together they raised a blended family of six children.

BARBARA ANN EVANS

It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Evans, 72, at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital in British Columbia.

Ann was born in Worcester, England in 1944. In 1963, Ann graduated from Regina's Teachers' College, where she also met and married the love of her life, Harvie Wayne Evans.

Ann and Harvie moved to The Pas, Man. in 1969. While there, Ann became partial owner of the Opasquia Times newspaper.

In 1983, Ann and Harvie moved to Fort Frances, Ont., where Ann established a stained glass business. They retired to Nanaimo in 2004.

DOROTHY CARGILL

Dorothy Cargill passed away peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Prayer services will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church at Couchiching First Nation.

A complete obituary will follow.

ART CARPENTER

Art Carpenter, 67, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

Born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Nov. 23, 1949 to Richard and Elizabeth Carpenter, Art was the youngest of six children. He grew up in the north end of town on Victoria Avenue.

Completing his education in Rochester, Mn., Art graduated from Mayo High School in June, 1969 with a full hockey scholarship to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

He married his sweetheart, Janice Hogan, on July 24, 1970.

JEANNIE FISET

It is with great sorrow that the family of Jeannie Fiset announces her unexpected passing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

She was born on March 21, 1952 in Fort William, Ont. to Waino and Margret (nee DeCourt) Hamalainen.

Jeannie grew up in Pigeon River, Ont., moving to Atikokan, Ont. in 1954.

She was united in marriage to Jacques Fiset on Nov. 20, 1970 and together they settled in to raise their family.

JOANNE KIVIMAKI

JoAnne Ellen Kivimaki passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, June 19, 2017.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1953 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Eviend and Connie Haugo. She received her education in Fort Frances.

She and Larry met in July, 1969 and were united in marriage on July 21, 1973, travelling the road of life for 48 years—44 of those years as a wife and mother.

She trained as a registered nursing assistant with her best friend, Mary, and worked at LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances for several years until the birth of her son, Christopher.

DOROTHY CARGILL

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great friend, Dorothy Cargill, on Monday, June 19, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dorothy was born on April 16, 1937 at Couchiching to Anselm and Veronica Perrault, where she was raised.

On Sept 25, 1965, she was married to John Cargill and moved to Fort Frances, where she resided until her passing.

One of Dorothy's last requests was to return “home” to Couchiching, where she will rest beside her siblings.

RANDY GERHARD

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Randy Gerhard, of Alberton, Ont., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

A service will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

JEANNIE FISET

Jeannie Fiset, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Bar Room starting at 1 p.m.

A complete obituary will follow.

LINDA M. MORRISSEAU

A celebration of life service for Linda M. Morrisseau will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Couchiching First Nation.

Fr. Alan Albao will officiate, with interment at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

Linda is survived by her sons, Darren, Kevin, Cory (Desiree), and Eric; and grandchildren, Keenan, Austin, Emily, and Lennox.

She also is survived by her brothers, Raymond and Glen; sisters, Joey, Verna, and Judy; and brother-in-law, Donald Morrisseau.

KERI-LYNN READER MCSWAIN

Keri-Lynn Reader McSwain passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

She leaves behind her parents, Sheri and Jim Reader; children, Jessica and Owen Baxter, and their father, David Baxter; and siblings, Kelly (Trevor) Dubois and her children, Tristan and Nicholas, Michael Reader and his daughter, Jacqueline, and Taylor Reader.

She also is survived by her cousins, Rachel and Leah; best friend, Bob Gillon; as well as many more family members who loved her and will miss her greatly.

KATHERINE CAROL ROSE (QUIGLEY)

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Kathy Rose, 61, of Rainy River, Ont., on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Rainy River Health Centre, with her children by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kathy was born on Oct. 5, 1955 in Dauphin, Man. to George and Selina Quigley, and raised in Ashville, Man. After high school, she worked at the hospital in Gilbert Plains, Man.

GEORGE GERALD 'DEMPSEY' CALDER Gi'wiitinong Miigwan (Northern Feather)

With heavy hearts, the family of George Gerald “Dempsey” Calder announces his peaceful passing, with family by his side.

Dempsey was born on Nov. 12, 1938, in Fort Frances, Ont. and resided on Couchiching First Nation with his loving family.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann “Perrault” Calder; daughters, Colleen, Sharon, Tina, and Ux; son, Terry (Donna); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

SHELDON RONALD ROSS TUESDAY (Animake inini, Biizhew Dotem)

It is with great shock and sadness to announce the unexpected loss of our beloved Sheldon Ronald Ross Tuesday on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Sheldon was born on July 7, 1984 in Kenora, Ont. to Ross Tuesday and Vivian Mandamin. He was the eldest of his seven siblings.

He grew up in Big Grassy with his grandparents, Gary and Stella Tuesday. He loved his children, his whole family, as well as golfing, fishing, hunting, and casino, and was very artistic.

He is such a great loss to everyone who knew him. Everyone he cared for and loved for during his time with us.