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DIANE KAREN PATTISON

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Diane Karen Pattison, age 57, of Fort Frances, Ont.

Diane was born on May 1, 1961 in Fort Frances to Conrad and Dolly Lemieux.

She is survived by her husband and best friend, Rod; sons, Gary (wife, Daphne, and son, Noah) and Jason (wife, Kayla, and children, Nicholas, Emma, Brooklyn, and Alexander); her mother, Dolly Lemieux; and sister, Gail Lemieux.

DIANE KAREN PATTISON

Sadly, the family announces the passing of DIANE KAREN PATTISON, age 57, of Fort Frances, Ontario.

Diane was born on May I,I961 in Fort Frances, to Conrad and Dolly Lemieux.

She is survived by her husband and best friend, Rod, her sons, Gary (wife Daphne and son Noah) and Jason (wife Kayla and children Nicholas, Emma, Brooklyn and Alexander), her mother, Dolly Lemieux and her sister, Gail Lemieux.

DOREEN MOUNK

Doreen Mounk, 92, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, with family by her side, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

JOSEPHINE (JOSIE) JOURDAIN

It is with great sadness that the family of Josie Jourdain announces her passing on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on July 18, 1949 in Fort Frances to Norman and Stella Bruyere.

She worked at various tourist camps throughout the years.

Josie was united in marriage to Riley Jourdain on Aug. 5, 1971 and they settled in Thunder Bay, Ont. to raise their family.

JANET DIANA HALVORSEN

We celebrate the life of Janet Diana Halvorsen. She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a god-mother, a cousin, an aunt, and a friend.

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

Jan was kind, caring, witty, and always got a little twinkle in her eye when she was doing something she wasn't supposed to!

TERESA LUANN (TRACY) WINDEGO Maw Koonse

It is with great sorrow that the family of Tracy Windego announces her passing, with family by her side, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1977 in Fort Frances to Harry Windego Sr. and Mary Menson.

Tracy was liked to keep busy and enjoyed manual labour. She was a hard worker, willing to take on any task. She also enjoyed being outdoors, attending pow-wows, and especially camping.

Everyone who knew Tracy knew her as a friend.

ANNA FEHR

It is with great sadness that the family of Anna Fehr announces her passing on Aug. 23, 2018. She passed away peacefully at the Riverside Health Centre in Emo, with family by her side.

Anna was born on April 22, 1937 in Warman, Sask. to Jacob and Margaret Braun (nee Martens).

She was the oldest of nine children and stayed home to help care for her siblings.

MARY LOUISE KEARNEY

Mary Louise Kearney passed away peacefully in Long Term Care, in Rainy River, Ont. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, with family by her side.  

On Jan. 19, 1922 (over 96 years ago) Mary was born in Rainy River to Ida (Johnson) and Thomas Nolan. She grew up on the Nolan family farm in Sleeman, with four siblings: Vincent, Thomas, Catherine (m: Clarence Raison) and James. There, she attended a one-room school house before furthering her education in Fort Frances.

ALVIN EDWARD (BUZZ) WICKSTROM

It is with great sorrow that the family of Alvin Edward (Buzz) Wickstrom announces his passing on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 at Rainycrest Long Term Care with family by his side.

Buzz was born on April 29, 1934 to Otto and Kristina Wickstrom in McIrvine, Ont. He grew up in McIrvine before attending Forestry school. He joined the Ministry of Natural Resources at the age of 19, retiring at the age of 55 in Timber Management.   

ARLAN SCOTT

It is with great sorrow that the family of Arlan Robert Ryan Scott suddenly passed away in his home in Fort Frances on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

Arlan was born on Nov. 3, 1968 to Ryan and Donna Scott in Emo, Ont. Arlan worked at Arc Industries, the core plant and was part of Community Living where he was on the grounds crew, raking leaves, shoveling snow and cutting grass.

Arlan especially liked working with Steve McEvoy and many other support workers.

MARY BADIUK

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Badiuk (nee Bybliw) announces her passing, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at the age of 93 in Nanaimo, B.C.

Daughter to William & Dora Bybliw, Mary was born in the town of Fort Frances which she would call home for most of her life, until moving to B.C. in 2009 to be close to her family.

On Oct. 27, 1948, she wed Metro Badiuk. They would enjoy 68 years of marriage, two daughters, four grandchildren, and countless adventures together.

STEPHANIE TEEPLE

On Aug. 23, 2018, with loved ones gathered by her side, Stephanie Teeple (Kozlowski) passed away. She was born in Thunder Bay on March 3, 1983.

Stephanie was raised in Thunder Bay. Her interest in horses, hunting and fishing started at an early age and continued throughout her life. She loved to go camping with family and friends, and visiting her Grandparents farm and Gramma Kozlowski's house.

Stephanie loved helping and caring for people; and this lead to her decision to become a paramedic.

MILTON EDWIN WESTOVER

Milton Edwin Westover passed away peacefully, with family at his side, at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, two months before his 94th birthday.

Although Milton was his given name, he often was referred to fondly as Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Uncle, Milt, and Friend.

Dad was born in Chapple Township, Ont. to Roy and Edna (nee Meyers) Westover on Oct. 24, 1924. He was the fifth of 10 children.

JEFFREY SCOTT BROWN (Waabishki-giiwedinowinini)

With great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Jeffrey Scott Brown on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at his residence in Rainy River First Nations, Ont.

Jeff was born on Sept 17, 1973 to Wallace Wilson Sr. and Lucy Brown (nee Hunter).

Jeff is survived by his wife, Tracy Nielson (Pat), and his children, Taylor (Oscar), Jaxon (Katelyn) Hunter, Logan, and Ryder; and with two grandchildren, Julian and Nakai.

JAMES HERKES

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of James Millican Herkes, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

James was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 9, 1930 to Edward and Alma Herkes.

He came to Canada on June 12, 1954 and became a Canadian citizen on Sept. 10, 1959.

He worked in several communities while in Ontario, gradually making his way to Rainy River District. He met Doris Hughes from Rainy River, Ont. and they were united in marriage on Jan. 28, 1958.

FRANCES VICTORIA BOSHKAYKIN

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Frances Boshkaykin announces her passing on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Frances was born on Jan. 18, 1958 in Fort Frances to James Blackjack and Rosie Boshkaykin.

She lived in Seine River First Nation for many years of her life and taught Anishinaabemowin at Mine Centre Public School for more than 25 years. She often recalled fond memories of her students and enjoyed seeing how much they had grown.

MILTON WESTOVER

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Milton Westover, 93, of Chapple Township, Ont., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

As per Milton's wishes, no service will take place.

A complete obituary will follow.

BETTY DODGE

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Betty Dodge, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.

She raised three loving sons, Christopher (Nicole) of Fort Frances, Ont., James (Heather) of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Michael (Tamara) of Fort Frances, Ont.

She will be greatly missed by her siblings, Karen Kerr of Fort Frances, Ont., Maureen Sabadoz (Bill) of Burlington, Ont., and Pat Kerr (Betty) of St. Catharines, Ont.; as well as numerous grandchildren and extended family.

RHODA LYNN ARCHIE

It is with great sorrow that the family of Rhoda Archie announces her passing on Wednesday, August. 1, 2018 at Big Grassy First Nation.

Rhoda was born on April 24, 1975 to Albert and Barbara Wilson-Hawk. She was raised in Big Grassy First Nation, spending her childhood with her grandparents, Robert Archie and Rose Marie Copenace.

Rhoda was a residential school survivor. She loved attending pow-wows, listening to the drums, and watching the dancers (she was particularly fond of the traditional dancers).

MELVIN SNOWBALL

It is with great sorrow that the family of Melvin Snowball announces his passing on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Melvin was born on June 23, 1964 in Atikokan, Ont. to George and Rose Snowball.

Melvin was a hard-working person who never hesitated to help out his family and neighbours. He loved to pick wild rice with his family and was a traditional dancer when he was young.

SUSAN CRYSTAL GAYLE STAFFORD

It is with great sadness that the family of Susan Crystal Gayle Stafford announces her passing on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at the Riverside Health Care centre surrounded by her family.

Susie was born on May 23, 1978 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. to Carolyn and Calvin Stafford and spent her childhood happily on the farm north of Stratton. Growing up, she enjoyed spending time with many relatives and friends, playing with all the animals, helping with chores, and especially taking the cattle to the fair every summer.

MARY LOUISE KEARNEY

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Louise Kearney announces her passing on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

A visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 from 10-11 a.m.

Funeral services will follow on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Rainy River, with Fr. Thomas Mullamangalam officiating.

A full obituary will follow.

WALTER LINKLATER

Walter Emery Linklater was born on July 24, 1939 at La Verendrye Hospital in Treaty #3 area, Fort Frances, Ont.

His early years were lived happily with his parents and grandparents on Waanawiikwedaang (Couchiching First Nation), where he spent his days roaming the land and assisting on the trapline.

Around the age of five, he was taken to Saint Marguerite Indian Residential School.

ALBERT GEORGE WHIDDON

After a courageous battle with cancer, Albert George Whiddon, 70, of Emo, Ont., passed away at his residence, with family by his side, on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

Albert was born on May 27, 1948 to William and Lena Whiddon.

He was born in Emo but lived in Armstrong, Ont. until his family moved to Kenora, Ont.

Albert went to school in Kenora, where he participated in football and track-and-field, in which he loved the relay.