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Obituaries

JEAN LEGARIE

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Legarie announces her passing on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 from 7-8 p.m. at Green Funeral Home.

Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

QUEEN ROMA WHITEFISH

It is with great sadness that the family of Queen Whitefish announces her passing on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

She was born on July 19, 1937 in Lac La Croix First Nation to George Ottertail Sr. and Elizabeth Labott.

She lived in Lac La Croix First Nation all her life. Queen loved to be outdoors and lived a traditional life.

She loved to keep busy, tending to her house and children, spending time outdoors harvesting with her husband, Clifford.

She loved teaching her grandchildren how to prepare traditional foods.

RAYMOND DONALD DOLPH

Raymond Donald Dolph, 70, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

He was born on July 26, 1949 in Fort Frances, to Vene and Margaret Dolph. He grew up in Fort Frances, attending the local schools before working at various businesses.

He worked in mines in Thompson. Man. and Manitowadge before going to at Atikokan in 1970 to work at the saw mill.

He returned to Fort Frances in 1990, working for North Air and Green Funeral Home for many years. Health issues led Ray to an early retirement in 2015.

HARRY PRUYS

Sadly the family announces the passing of Henricus (Harry) Pruys, 94, of Devlin, Ont.

Harry passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

VIOLET RUTH TIBBS

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Violet Ruth Tibbs, 84, of Emo, Ont. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital.

Violet was born on April 17, 1935 in Loon Lake, Sask. to parents, Annie (Humphries) and Gordon McKinnon. She was united in marriage to Lyle Tibbs on Nov. 25, 1952.

KENNETH PAUL HAMPTON

We sadly announce the passing of Ken Hampton on Sept. 18, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Ken was born on April 29, 1955 in Fort Frances to Elsie and George Hampton and lived most of his life in Alberton Township.

He worked at Canada Safeway and the mill during high school, then moved to Thunder Bay where he received his electrician's ticket.

In 1977, he married Christine Vanderplaats and they built a house on the family property in 1981, where they raised their two children, Rianna and Ryan.

RAYMOND DOLPH

Raymond Dolph, 70, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

VIOLET RUTH TIBBS

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Violet Tibbs, 84, of Emo, Ont. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

A service of celebration and remembrance will be held for Violet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo.

A complete announcement to follow.

CHRISTINE (LOVISA) LOWE

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Chris was a loving, kind, passionate person with a great sense of humour.

Crestina Asunta Dittaro (Lovisa) Lowe passed away on Sept. 14. 2019 surrounded by family.

Chris was born to Orsolina (Lina) and Giovanni Dittaro on March 5, 1935. A beautiful daughter after four sons, she brought much joy and laughter to her family.

She was educated in Fort Frances and worked for Dr. Solomon and Dr. Boyle following graduation from high school.

MARIE AGNES BALLINCKX GAVEL

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Marie Agnes Ballinckx Gavel share the news of her passing on Sept. 12, 2019, after a brief illness, with her family by her side.

Marie was born Dec. 22, 1930 in Ghent, Belgium and in 1955 moved to Canada as a young woman to marry the love of her life, John Gavel. Together, they settled in Pinewood and raised five amazing children on the farm.

Life as a pioneer in Canada was challenging, but Marie took the challenge in stride and rose to the occasion as farm wife and mother.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER LENNIX

William Alexander Lennix has gone to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sept. 9, 2019.

William was born Sept. 12, 1935 in Fort Frances to William and Orilla Lennix.

After school he joined the RCAF in 1953, trained as an air frame mechanic.

He was sent to Quebec then Germany with four fighter wings for two years, returning to Canada to serve on several air bases.

He then returned to Fort Frances in 1963.

He worked in the paper mill, the post office as a carrier and Town of Fort Frances but left due to an injury.

SANDRA ANNE KAWULIA

Sandra Kawulia was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Aug. 11, 1964, third of seven children, born to Toolie and Jill Kawulia.

She was raised in Fort Frances and graduated from Fort Frances High School in 1984. She met Bruce in 1986 and they started a loving life together.

She had two sons—Brent in 1987 and Paul 1990—in the following years and lived in Fort Frances, Devlin, Ignace, and finally Dryden.

CHRISTINE (LOVISA) LOWE

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Chris was a loving, kind, passionate person with a great sense of humour.

Crestina Asunta Dittaro (Lovisa) Lowe passed away on Sept. 14, 2019 surrounded by family.

Chris was born to Orsolina (Lina) and Giovanni Dittaro on March 5, 1935. A beautiful daughter after four sons, she brought much joy and laughter to her family.

She was educated in Fort Frances and worked for Dr. Solomon and Dr. Boyle following graduation from high school.

CHRISTINE (CHRIS) LOWE

Chris Lowe, 84, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

A mass will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances.

A full obituary to follow.

BRIAN 'KELLEY' MONKMAN Oct. 22, 1967-Sept. 5, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Brian “Kelley” Monkman announces his passing after a brief illness, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at the age of 51 years.

Kelley will be lovingly remembered by his children, son, Justin Morrisseau; and daughter, Mickey Morrisseau.

Kelley will also be remembered by his mother, Lydia Dumas; sisters, Lesley Dumas and Karen Carrothers; and brother, Adam Carrothers, as well as by his father, Brian Monkman; sister, Melanie Monkman; and brother, Buddy Monkman; and numerous cousins.

SANDRA ANNE KAWULIA

Sandra Kawulia was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Aug. 11, 1964, third of seven children, born to Toolie and Jill Kawulia.

She was raised in Fort Frances and graduated from Fort Frances High School in 1984. She met Bruce in 1986 and they started a loving life together.

She had two sons—Brent in 1987 and Paul 1990—in the following years and lived in Fort Frances, Devlin, Ignace, and finally Dryden.

SOPHIE GUSHULAK

After being blessed with a wonderful, happy life filled with laughter and so much love, our Mom passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

She had joyfully celebrated her 100th birthday on Febr. 25, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.

Although our hearts are broken we are comforted knowing that she has now reunited with the love of her life, our dear Dad, George. They shared 69 years of magical, beautiful and unwavering love. 

DEREK JAMES PERREAULT

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Derek James Perreault, age 49, of Fort Frances, Ont.

Derek was born June 3, 1970 to Merle and Janice Perreault of Fort Frances.

He grew up on Couchiching First Nation where he resided most of his young life.

Moving to Thunder Bay, Ont. he went on to pursue a career as an electrician.

PEGGY LEE JOHNSON (HANEY)

On the morning of Sept. 9, 2019, surrounded by family, Peggy Lee Johnson (nee Haney), 70 years old, passed away at her home.

At 15 years old, Mom met the love of her life and spent 53 years married to Dad. It always makes us smile to think of our parents walking together holding hands and having an unspoken language between them.

Together, they raised three children that graced them with seven “grand-kids” and one great grandson.

LOIS KATHERINE (McCREADY) STOLTZ

Lois Stoltz left her hospice bed at Rainy Lake Medical Center, International Falls, Mn. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 and entered the heavenly gates to meet her Lord and Saviour.

Born to William and Doris McCready on Aug. 12, 1949, she was the third of five children in a very loving, caring family.

Raised on the family farm south of Emo, Lois learned to help both in the house and in the hay fields gathering bales.

CHRISTINA (CHRIS) LOWEY

Christina (Chris) Lowey (nee Vanderhorst) passed away peacefully at La Verendrye Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 with her family by her side.

Christina was born Nov. 8, 1927 in Winnipeg, Man. to Johannus and Huberdina Vanderhorst, the fourth of six children.

JOY DANYLCHUK

Joy Danylchuk, born July 11, 1965, died peacefully at home in Thunder Bay with family by her side on Aug. 24, 2019.

Joy was predeceased by her father, Bohdan (Dr. Bud) Danylchuk.

She is survived by her mother, Flora Danylchuk; her sister, BJ; and brothers, Kim (Micheline), Andrew (Dawn Marie) and Brent (Melissa); her nieces and nephews; extended family and her extended network of heart family and friends.

PEGGY JOHNSON

With great sadness, the family of Peggy Johnson announces her passing on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at her home with family by her side.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.