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Obituaries

ROSS LOCKHART ANDERSON

Ross Anderson passed away peacefully with his family by his side at LaVerendrye Hospital on Dec. 27, 2019.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 3. 2020 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church in Pinewood with Father Thomas Mullamangalam officiating.

Interment will be at the Immaculate Conception cemetery in Stratton at a later date.

Following the service everyone is invited to join with family and friends for a luncheon at the Church.

Complete obituary to follow.

(WILLIAM) MURRAY ALEXANDER

It is with great sorrow that Deb announces the passing of Murray on Dec. 18, 2019, after his valiant 8 year battle with cancer.

Murray was born Nov. 4, 1951 at Emo Red Cross Hospital and raised on the family farm in Kingsford Township. It was there that the lessons of hard work, love of animals, a sense of adventure and love of the outdoors was instilled in him.

BARRY KEITH HARTRY

Barry Keith Hartry of Emo, Ont. passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at La Verendrye Fort Frances hospital. He was 74.

Barry was born on the Sept. 10, 1945, in Emo, to Ralph Hartry and Alice (Hunter) Hartry. Barry is survived by his widow Christine, several Hartry and Hunter cousins and many nieces/nephews. He was predeceased by his parents - life-long residents of Emo - and his infant sister Joanne.

EUGENE BERNARD McPHERSON

The family of Eugene (Booge) Bernard McPherson sadly announce his passing on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at his home on Couchiching First Nation with his wife and daughters at his side. Booge was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 2, 1944, to Clara (nee Jones) and John McPherson. As a young boy, his family moved to Couchiching First Nation where he lived the rest of his life.

Booge was united in marriage to Ria Yuill on Nov. 8, 1969. They made their home on Couchiching First Nation where they raised their family.

JANIS ADAMS

Janis Adams, 69, of Couchiching First Nation passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

DESIREE CINDY-JEAN HYNES

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Desiree Cindy-Jean Hynes.

Desiree was born to parents Jeff Hynes and Shelly Mallet on Sept. 10, 1996 in Sudbury, ON. Those fortunate enough to have known Desiree will remember her contagious laugh and a beautiful smile. On Dec. 19, Desiree entered heaven the way she lived her life; with unwavering strength and a sense of self that yielded to no one.

CHARLES EDWARD "ED" McLEOD

I am preparing for my journey home. What a life experience I have had! 82 + years and counting. I was born on Dec. 19, 1936 at 512 Portage Ave; my grandmother was a midwife. Our early years were spent at our lake home. My sister Marion and I attended School Car No. 4 for 5 school days then had 4 weeks off. Mom made sure we had our homework completed before we were allowed out to play! What a way to get an elementary education! In May, 1959 I started a 37 year career in woodlands with the O - M pulp and paper co.

EUNICE MARIE CLEMENT (GIBSON)

After a final Christmas surrounded by love and laughter, Eunice Clement passed away peacefully at the family cabin in the early hours of Dec. 26, with her five daughters by her side. She was a beloved wife, Mom, Nanny, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, and friend.

(WILLIAM) MURRAY ALEXANDER

It is with great sorrow that Deb announces the passing of Murray on Dec. 18, 2019, after his valiant 8 year battle with cancer.

Murray was born Nov. 4, 1951 at Emo Red Cross Hospital and raised on the family farm in Kingsford Township. It was there that the lessons of hard work, love of animals, a sense of adventure and love of the outdoors was instilled in him.

DESIREE CINDY-JEAN HYNES

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Desiree Cindy-Jean Hynes.

Desiree was born to parents Jeff Hynes and Shelly Mallet on Sept. 10, 1996 in Sudbury, ON. Those fortunate enough to have known Desiree will remember her contagious laugh and a beautiful smile. On Dec. 19, Desiree entered heaven the way she lived her life; with unwavering strength and a sense of self that yielded to no one.

BARRY KEITH HARTRY

Barry Keith Hartry of Emo, ON passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was 74.

Barry was born on the Sept. 10, 1945, in Emo, to Ralph Hartry and Alice (Hunter) Hartry. Barry is survived by his widow, Christine; several Hartry and Hunter cousins; and many nieces/nephews. He was predeceased by his parents –life-long residents of Emo– and his infant sister Joanne.

LARISA ANNA CURR

It is with great sadness the family of Larisa Anna Curr announces her passing on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at the La Verendrye General Hospital with family by her side.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1956 to Michael and Anna Zaleschuk in Saskatoon, Sask.

The family moved to Yorkton when she was a small child and then to Winnipeg, where she completed high school. After high school, she attended the University of Winnipeg completing a Bachelor's Degree in Geomorphology.

Larisa met her husband Jim while attending University and they were united in marriage on Sept. 8, 1979.

KARL KENNETH KAUN

Karl Kaun, age 61 years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

While Karl lived most of his life with partial paralysis, he never let that limit his abilities.

Nothing could keep him from enjoying his favourite fishing holes on Jackfish Lake.

He amazed everyone with his ability to drive his boat with one hand (and sometimes one leg), and drive his snow machine which had the brake and throttle on the same side.

JOHANNE MARIE PIERRETTE ANFOSSI McINERNEY

Johanne was born to Charles and Lilianne Anfossi (née Béchard) on Oct. 15, 1957 in Montreal. She was the youngest of seven.

The Anfossi family lived mostly in Montreal, and Johanne graduated from CÉGEP at Vanier College in 1974 before moving to Gillam, Man.

Johanne met the love of her life, Michael McInerney, in Spanish class at the University of Manitoba in 1978.

She moved to Calgary in 1979 and their romance began in earnest in 1981, with no sign of slowing any time since. They were married on July 16, 1983.

LARISA CURR

Larisa Curr, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

CATHY SAUNDERS

On Dec. 4 2019, surrounded by loved ones, Catherine Anne Saunders-Wilson peacefully slipped away far too soon from this beautiful world.

Cathy was born on Oct. 30, 1951 in Fort Frances to Jean and Fraser Cuthbertson.

Cathy was a true Northern Ontario girl; her siblings, Marilyn (Larry), Jim (Kathy), and Doug (Sue), grew up in Fort Frances and spent many great summers at the Rocky Inlet cabin on Rainy Lake.

ALICE 'JENNIE' SOCKOLOTUK

It is with profound sadness that the family of Alice “Jennie” Sockolotuk announces her passing on Dec. 16, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Mom was born in Fort Frances on Sept. 15, 1929 to Thomas and Polly Ossachuk.

She was a cheerleader in high school and she loved basketball. While in Grade 10, she was offered a job at Taylor's Electric. She loved the job and Cora and Daryl Taylor, the owners; they loved her and treated her like gold. They became lifelong friends.

ALVIN JOHN DAVID GILLIES

It is with great sadness that the family of Alvin Gillies must share news of his passing. Alvin slipped away peacefully from natural causes on Dec. 14, 2019.

Alvin was born on Feb. 10, 1933. London, Ont. was home during his formative years.

His father was away at war during much of his childhood. Raised by a strong, confident mother and the oldest of five, Alvin learned to be conscientious, generous, hard-working and a natural leader—characteristics he brought into adulthood.

Learning was a passion for Alvin. He was the first of his family to attend university.

DONALD 'DON' McRAE

Donald James McRae, 80, passed away in his home in Brantford, Ont. on Nov. 19, 2019.

He was born on March 28, 1939 to James “Jim” McRae and Ella McRae in Black Hawk, Ont.

On April 6, 1985, he married Anne MacPherson in Thunder Bay, Ont. They lived in Kenora, Ont. for many years.

Don spent his days working on the family farm with his father and cutting in the bush. He later went on to work in the mines and eventually spent most of his career at the Kenora paper mill.

LENA MERCURE

It is with great sadness that the family of Lena Mercure announces her passing on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on July 10, 1926 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Harry and Sophie Onichuk. She grew up in Fort Frances, finishing Grade 8 and then taking work at the Rainy Lake Hotel as a salad girl. 

She was united in marriage to Leonard Mercure on Feb. 7, 1946, and settled into her role of wife and mother. 

LANA JOAN MAINVILLE

Lana Joan Mainville was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer on March 12, 2019. She fought the fight of her life, swinging hard the whole way, but it is with great sadness that her family announces her fight ended on Dec. 8, 2019, at La Verendrye Hospital.

Lana is predeceased by her daughter, Sara Joan; dad, Ron Mainville; brother, Bobby Mainville; and best friend aka “hubby,” Kenny Rousseau.

JOHANNE MARIE PIERRETTE ANFOSSI MCINERNEY

We regret to announce the death of Johanne Marie Pierrette Anfossi McInerney, age 62, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

She has been cremated and a celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church, with refreshments afterwards.

A full and complete obituary to follow.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.