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TENA LUNDGREN

On Friday Jan. 17, 2020, Tena Lundgren, with her family by her side, went to be with the Lord.

Tena was born in the Netherlands on Aug. 4, 1926 to Sijske and Sjoerd Helder. At the age of one she moved to Canada and homesteaded in Bergland. Tena helped her family on the farm and went to school in Bergland. She met and married Ted Lundgren in 1946, raising their six children and also fostering other children as well for several years.

COLLEEN HAZEL HYATT (BOLEN)

SHE HAS WORKED HER FINAL NURSING SHIFT

Colleen Hyatt, 69, of Mine Centre, Ont. passed away suddenly on Jan. 17, 2020.

Colleen was the youngest daughter of Marjorie and Dave Bolen, born April 1, 1950.

Colleen was raised on the family farm north east of Stratton. She attended public school at Shenston No. 1 and high school in Rainy River. After graduation Colleen attended Laverendrye School of Nursing to become an RNA. She then took a job at the University of Saskatchewan Hospital in Saskatoon to be closer to Terry.

ELSIE DUPUIS

Elsie Dupuis, 89, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

TENA LUNDGREN

Peacefully on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, Tena Lundgren, 93, of Rainy River, formerly of Bergland, Ont. passed away at the Rainy River Hospital.

Funeral service will take place at a later date in the spring and a complete announcement will follow.

MELBA JORDAN

It is with great sadness that the family of Melba announces her passing on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at LaVerendrye Hospital surrounded by her family.

NORMA KATHLEEN BLIGHT

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Norma Kathleen Blight of Rainy River, Ont. on Jan. 13, 2020.

Norma was born in Emo, Ont. on June 6, 1954 to Ella Carruthers. She lived her younger years in Barwick, Blackhawk and Emo and attended Fort Frances High School. In 1973 she met the love of her life Weston Blight, and they were married on May 17, 1975.

JEAN ELIZABETH STEELE

It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the sudden loss of our Mother Jean Elizabeth Steele (Jewell) on Jan. 7, 2020.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1935, in Devlin, Ont. to the late Wellington and Blanche Jewell.

Jean will be greatly missed by her children Vernon (Doreen), Clarence (Judy), Cindy (Darren), Wendy (Jim), Arlene (Ed) and Jim (Kelly); her brothers and sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grand children; numerous special friends and dear to her heart Tina and Suzie.

Norma Blight

Sadly the family announces the sudden passing of Norma Blight, 65, of Rainy River on Monday, Jan 13, 2020.

A service of celebration and remembrance will be held on Saturda,y, Jan. 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Rainy River Royal Canadian Legion.

Complete funeral announcement to follow.

JEAN MELBA HEARD

Jean Melba Heard of Halifax, N.S. and formerly of Rainy River, Ont., passed away on Monday, Jan. 6 in the Abbie J Lane Hospital, QEII in Halifax.

Jean was born on June 15, 1924 in Port Arthur, Ont. to Robert Louis Srigley and Ethel Cooke Srigley. The Srigley family were Quakers who first arrived in southern Ontario at the end of the 18th century and settled in the Newmarket area around 1805.

KEITH STRACHAN

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Keith Strachan at the Atikokan General Hospital Extended Care wing with his loving family by his side.

Keith was born in Winnipeg on May 18, 1930 and was raised in the Rainy River District by his parents Bill and Orph Strachan. Following Keith's high school graduation in Fort Frances he moved to Atikokan and soon after began his Electrician apprenticeship.

GERALD PAUL GOULIQUER

It is with deep sadness that the family of Gerald Paul Gouliquer, “Uncle Mike” of Thunder Bay announce his passing on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at the age of 82. Born July 18,1937 in Pinewood, Ont. to Pierre and Mary Anne Gouliquer of Pinewood. Gerald lived most of his life within the Rainy River District. For a brief time he lived in Ear Falls, Ont.; where he married Mary Ellen Boote and raised 3 daughters.

MERVIN DANNY "DAN" MEDWECHUK

It is with deep sadness that the family of Mervin Danny Medwechuk, “Dan,” of Rainy River announce his unexpected passing on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at the age of 72. Born Dec. 4, 1947 in Rainy River, ON to Nick and Beatrice (Selman) Medwechuk of Gameland, ON, Dan lived most of his life within the Rainy River District. For a brief time he lived and worked in Dryden, Ontario where he met and married Lillan Ewen. Together they raised three daughters in Dryden and eventually, the family farm in Gameland where they moved in 1974.

BERNICE OZERO

Bernice Ozero, aged 96 years of Fort Frances, Ontario, passed away peacefully at LaVerendrye Hospital on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 with Mary Jane and Don at her side and other family members in her heart.

JANIS LYNNE ADAMS

Janis Lynne Adams passed away quietly on Dec. 26, 2019 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, ON. Jan's life long best friend, Gayle (Marshall) Ikola, was with her at the time of her passing.

Jan was born on April 22, 1950 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Ken and Betty Newman. In 1958 her family moved to Radisson, SK. and then in 1963, to Fort Frances.

Bernice Ozero

Bernice Ozero, aged 96 years of Fort Frances, passed away peacefully at LaVerendrye Hospital on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, with daughter Mary Jane and son Don at her side and other family members in her heart.

As per Bernie's wishes and directions, a private family memorial will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.

EARL CECIL KELLAR

Earl Cecil Kellar, of Dryden, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Dec. 24, 2019.

A Celebration of Earl's Life will be held Friday, Jan. 10th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 63, Dryden.

Interment will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.