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NORA KLYNE

Nora Klyne, 86, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1931 in Fort Frances to Lute and Margaret Calder.

She grew up on the north of arm of Rainy Lake and never really left there, spending as much time at the family island as possible.

NORA KLYNE

Nora Klyne, 86, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

A celebration of Nora's life will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Sunset Country Métis Hall in Fort Frances, with Pastor Diane Clifford officiating.

A complete obituary will follow.

DARLENE FRANCES DRAPER

A celebration of the life of Darlene Draper was held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Emo, Ont. after her passing on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Emo Health Centre.

She was born on July 17, 1928 to William and Maude Cooke in Emo. The family moved to a farm east of Emo, where she spent her early years.

On June 20, 1951, Darlene married Sheldon Draper. They lived in Emo and Fort Frances, Ont.

GARY JOHN WALLEN

Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of Gary Wallen, 72, of Burnsville, Mn. on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Burditt (Clearwater) Lake, Ont.

Gary was born on May 17, 1945 in Fort Frances, Ont. He was a graduate of International Falls High School and St. Cloud State University.

Gary was a Vietnam Air Force veteran. During his career, he provided technical support for local Process Control divisions of Emerson, Fisher-Rosemount, and Hinz.

SHEILA ANN KIRKRUDE (Miskwaanakwad Binesii-Ikwe)

Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of Sheila Ann Kirkrude, 49, of Rainy River First Nations on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Sheila was born on Dec. 11, 1967 in Rainy River, Ont. to Alvin Copenace and Florence Gibbins.

She spent her early work life as a Junior Forest Ranger and enjoyed many years working at various resorts on Lake of the Woods. She loved to cook, bead regalia, participate in pow-wows and jingle dress dancing.

VIOLA ELLEN ATAMANIUK

With her son by her side, Vi Atamaniuk passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora, Ont. at the age of 85.

She is survived by her son, Kevin (Laura) Atamaniuk and granddaughters, Casey and Neely; sister, Margaret Kreger; niece, Audrey Anderson; and nephew, Ken Kreger.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Atamaniuk; and parents, Axel and Janet Mattson.

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.