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JEANNIE FISET

Jeannie Fiset, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Bar Room starting at 1 p.m.

A complete obituary will follow.

LINDA M. MORRISSEAU

A celebration of life service for Linda M. Morrisseau will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Couchiching First Nation.

Fr. Alan Albao will officiate, with interment at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

Linda is survived by her sons, Darren, Kevin, Cory (Desiree), and Eric; and grandchildren, Keenan, Austin, Emily, and Lennox.

She also is survived by her brothers, Raymond and Glen; sisters, Joey, Verna, and Judy; and brother-in-law, Donald Morrisseau.

KERI-LYNN READER MCSWAIN

Keri-Lynn Reader McSwain passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

She leaves behind her parents, Sheri and Jim Reader; children, Jessica and Owen Baxter, and their father, David Baxter; and siblings, Kelly (Trevor) Dubois and her children, Tristan and Nicholas, Michael Reader and his daughter, Jacqueline, and Taylor Reader.

She also is survived by her cousins, Rachel and Leah; best friend, Bob Gillon; as well as many more family members who loved her and will miss her greatly.

KATHERINE CAROL ROSE (QUIGLEY)

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Kathy Rose, 61, of Rainy River, Ont., on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Rainy River Health Centre, with her children by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kathy was born on Oct. 5, 1955 in Dauphin, Man. to George and Selina Quigley, and raised in Ashville, Man. After high school, she worked at the hospital in Gilbert Plains, Man.

GEORGE GERALD 'DEMPSEY' CALDER Gi'wiitinong Miigwan (Northern Feather)

With heavy hearts, the family of George Gerald “Dempsey” Calder announces his peaceful passing, with family by his side.

Dempsey was born on Nov. 12, 1938, in Fort Frances, Ont. and resided on Couchiching First Nation with his loving family.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann “Perrault” Calder; daughters, Colleen, Sharon, Tina, and Ux; son, Terry (Donna); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

SHELDON RONALD ROSS TUESDAY (Animake inini, Biizhew Dotem)

It is with great shock and sadness to announce the unexpected loss of our beloved Sheldon Ronald Ross Tuesday on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Sheldon was born on July 7, 1984 in Kenora, Ont. to Ross Tuesday and Vivian Mandamin. He was the eldest of his seven siblings.

He grew up in Big Grassy with his grandparents, Gary and Stella Tuesday. He loved his children, his whole family, as well as golfing, fishing, hunting, and casino, and was very artistic.

He is such a great loss to everyone who knew him. Everyone he cared for and loved for during his time with us.

MICHAEL FRANCIS PEGLER

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Mike Pegler, 84, of Emo, Ont., on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Emo Health Centre.

Mike was born on Dec. 7, 1932 in London, England to Francis and Marie Peglar. He came to Canada in 1968.

Mike worked as a security guard, and helped build the Winnipeg Square. He also worked at the Mattabi Mine in the late 1970s, built furniture, log cabins, and doll houses, and was an avid painter (a true artist).

In his later years, he even took on a job restoring boats when he was supposed to be retired.

MARGARET GRACE RAHN

The family would like to extend an invitation for family and friends to attend the committal service for Margaret Grace Rahn (nee Canfield) on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Barwick Cemetery in Chapple Township.

STERLING BRUYERE

It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Sterling Bruyere.

He passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Sterling was born on Feb. 22, 1947 to George and Bella Bruyere.

He was part of a set of twins, and he and Sydney were inseparable from the day they were born. They did everything together, hunting, fishing, and guiding on Stokes Bay. Not a day went by without them visiting, talking, and spending time together.

His love of teasing and sarcastic jokes will be greatly missed.

WILFRED 'WILLIE' CAUL

It is with great sadness that the family of Wilfred Caul announces his passing on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the comfort of his home in Devlin, Ont.

Born on July 15, 1931 in Pinewood, Ont., he was one of 13 children of Lorne and Mary Caul.

Wilfred married Lois Cooke on Aug. 10, 1956 and had one son, Keith.

Wilfred is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois; son, Keith and wife, Jodi; grandchildren Kayla (Rey), Mackenzie, and Riley (Crystal); and great-grandsons, Rustin and Ryker.

REV. RONALD PHILLIPS GROUT

Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of Ronald Phillips Grout, 83, of Morson, Ont., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 while visiting family in Texas.

Ron was born on Jan. 24, 1934 in Staten Island, New York City, New York to Stanley and Mary Grout.

In 1947, the Grout family left New York to move to Riverside, Calif. There he met Clara Lucille (Lucy) Speas in 1954 when she moved to California from Kalona, Iowa. They were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1955 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverside.

RONALD BANKS

It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Malcolm Banks announces his passing on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., surrounded by his family and friends, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Ron was born on Feb. 4, 1955 in Fort Frances to the late Robert and Alice (McRitchie) Banks.

During Ron's early years, he attended school in Fort Frances and spent summers at Reef Point, which is where he met his wife, Carol.

TERRY KIELCZEWSKI

It is with great sadness that the family of Terry Kielczewski announces his passing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Terry was born on Nov. 21, 1953 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Allan and Rita Kielczewski.

He grew up in Fort Frances, Namakan Lake, Rainy Lake, and Mine Centre.

Terry leaves behind his wife, Kathy; brothers, Larry and Gary; sister, Kathy May; nieces, Kalan and Sarah; nephews, Cole and Jake; great-niece and god-daughter, Tatum; great-nephew, Hayden; and god-children, Maddy and Logan Pierre.

Cousins, family, and friends also abound.

VALLI FAIRNINGTON

It is with great sorrow that the family of Valli Fairnington announces her sudden passing on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Hamilton, Ont.

Born on July 30, 1951 in Winnipeg, Man., she was adopted by Bronie and Nellie Shybyski and was raised in Rainy River, Ont.

She was united in marriage to Murray Fairnington on Aug. 18, 1967 and they settled in Fort Frances, Ont. to start their family.

Valli was a true “hockey mom.” She followed her boys to every activity and game. Whether it was a school function, hockey, or baseball, she never missed a thing.

ORLOW CARTER FLINDERS

The family of Orlow Carter Flinders sadly announces his passing, in his 79th year, on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Toronto, Ont. following a prolonged battle with lung cancer.

He was born on March 6, 1938 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Edward and Irene (Carter) Flinders, the first of three sons.

Following high school, Orlow studied further in Winnipeg, Man. so he could join the family business. Flinders Dairy was pioneered in Fort Frances by his grandparents, Mabel and O.B. Flinders.

WILLIAM (BILL) STRAIN

On May 4, 2017, William (Bill) Strain passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Spruce Grove, Alta.

Bill was born on Aug. 3, 1945 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Bill is survived by his sister, Phyllis Dalseg of Nestor Falls, Ont.; brother-in-law, Morgan Hilderbrand of Emo, Ont.; sister-in-law, Deidre Strain of Fort Frances, Ont.; sister-in-law, Hazel Strain of Fort Frances; as well as nieces and nephews in Fort Frances, Alberta, and British Columbia.

GLORIA WAGER (DANN)

Gloria Wager passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017, with her family by her side, at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1962 to the late Arthur Wilfred and Virginia Ruth (Rande) Dann in Winnipeg, Man.

She will be dearly missed by her partner, Brian Reid; her children, Christine Byma (Brian) and Gary Wager (Ashley); grandchildren, Carmen Godin, Kyle Godin, Jaxon Byma, Reese Wager, and Eli Wager; and siblings, Gail Dann (Doug, niece Ashley, and nephew Steve), Ray Dann (Char), and Rande Dann (Bev).

SHARRON MCIVOR

Sharron Isabelle Rose passed away on May 11, 2017.

She was born on March 29, 1940 in Fort Frances, ON, where she lived her entire life.

She was predeceased by her devoted parents, Harry and Isabelle McIvor, and by all of her loving Aunties: Ethel, Alice, Florence, Jane and Mary.

She is remembered by her siblings, Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson of Thunder Bay, Garry of Windsor, Graham of Calgary and William (Bill) of Vancouver and their families.

ELIZABETH (BETTY) MELLON

On Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017,

Elizabeth (Betty) Mellon

aged 69, died peacefully in London with her son John Mellon by her side.

It was a beautiful ending to a life that was filled with the richness of the love that she extended to all around her.

JANET HOLMES

It is with great sadness that the family of Janet Holmes announces her passing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She leaves behind her husband, Robert Holmes of Fort Frances, Ont.; son, Paul Holmes, and his wife, Clare, and grandson, Lucas, all of Thunder Bay, Ont.; and sister, Toni Newton, of Oakham Rutland, England.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held.

Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.

RAMONA LUELLA LOSHAW

Ramona Luella Loshaw, recently of Devlin, Ont., passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 10, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Ramona was born in Wellington, Ont. and resided in Belleville, Ont. until recently moving to be with family.

She was predeceased by husband of 54 years, John, and parents, Samuel and Violet Bartman.

HERBIE JAMES HUGHES

You were always there and now you are not. With the battle of brain cancer you were taken too soon.

At the young age of 62, Herbie James Hughes ended his fight at La Verendrye General Hospital on May 13, 2017.

His devoted wife of 42 years, Dawn, and his daughters, Christie Scott (Daryl) and Melissa Penney (Trevis), were by his side every step of the way.

Grandpa will be missed greatly by his three grandchildren, Gordy, Kara Scott and Archer Penney.