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Obituaries

HARRY NICKOLAS ZACHOZY

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the daughters of Harry Nickolas Zachozy announce he passed away suddenly in the mid-morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was only 63 years old.

Dad was born in Sioux Lookout, Ont. on Jan. 8, 1955 to the late Joyce Bandola and Nickolas Zachozy. Dad always was proud of his Jan. 8 birthday, which he shared with Elvis Presley and most importantly with his grandson, Bentley Bragg.

PHYLLIS ANN ULRICH (Ogimaabinesiik)

It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Ann Ulrich announces her sudden passing on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Naicatchewenin First Nation, Ont.

Phyllis was born on Sept. 6, 1962 in Fort Frances, Ont. to George and Dolly Councillor. She worked for the Naicatchewenin First Nation band for many years.

She enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Phyllis was an outgoing person who had a natural ability to make people laugh. She was a kind soul who was willing to help out anyone.

DR. ANGUS JOSEPH MacKINTOSH, MBChB, FRCOG

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Angus Joseph MacKintosh announces his passing on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.—with his loving wife of 54 years and members of his family by his side.

He was born as the fifth of eventually eight children to James and Mary Ann MacKintosh (nee Cameron) on May 2, 1930 in the family's hotel in Onich, near Fort William, Scotland.

PETER BOON

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Boon Jr. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre hospital in Winnipeg, Man. after battling prostate cancer.

Pete passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Doreen, by his side.

Pete leaves to mourn the love of his life, Doreen (nee Chapellaz); parents, Peter and Annie Boon; brothers, John, Fred, Richard (Cheryl), Christopher, and Paul; sister, Cathy Ash (Ray); and brother-in-law, Joe Gladu.

GORDON RALPH SHRUMM

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordie Shrumm announces his passing, at the age of 64, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gordie was born in Emo, Ont. on Nov. 24, 1953 to Clarence and Anne Shrumm of Stratton, Ont. He grew up on the family farm, where he learned to operate all types of machinery at a very young age.

CHARLES WILLIAM ('CHUCK') ARMIT

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Chuck Armit announces his passing on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018.

Charles William “Chuck” Armit was born on Nov. 1, 1958 to David and Bernice Armit.

Chuck was raised in the north-end “Cabbage Town” with his parents and two sisters, Debbie and Lisa. The north end was a place that he held dear to his heart and is where he continued to live most of his life.

ROBERT JAMES ('BOB') TOFTE

Robert James (“Bob”) Tofte passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at the age of 86, at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

Bob was born in Bergland, Ont. on March 10, 1932 to Judith (nee Westberg) and Harry Tofte. He resided in the family home his entire life and worked for many years driving truck.

He had a great fondness for music and played guitar. He will be remembered by many playing in the local band called “Country Blue.” Bob also enjoyed travelling in his later years.

DONALDA ('DONNI') ANN FRIESEN

Donalda (“Donni”) Ann Friesen, a resident of Grande Prairie, Alta., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at the Prairie Lake Seniors' Hospice at the age of 76.

Donni was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Dec. 12, 1941. She was raised on a farm in Stratton, Ont. with five brothers and a sister.

As the young age of 17, she met her husband-to-be, Harvey Robert Friesen, and they were married on Feb. 14, 1961 in Greenwood, N.S.

JANET BRUYERE (Ombiigaabawik) (Elk Clan)

It is with great sadness that the family of Janet Bruyere announces her passing on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Janet was born on June 12, 1942 in the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation to Mary and Stewart Jack.

She worked as an Ojibway teacher with the Catholic school for more than 25 years, and was very proud of her traditional and cultural roots. She worked very hard to pass those traditions down to her children and grandchildren.

MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Zimmerman, of Emo, Ont., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at the Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

His passing follows a year after that of his beloved wife, Elisabeth (Neitemeier) Zimmerman.

Michael was born on March 28, 1927 in the town of Tempelfeld, in the province of Silesia (then part of Germany, now part of Poland) to Theodor and Anna Zimmermann. He was the youngest of six children.

DR. ANGUS JOSEPH MacKINTOSH

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Angus Joseph MacKintosh announces his passing, with family by his side, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Alan Albao officiating.

A complete obituary will follow.

GLORIA JOAN BERGNER

Gloria Bergner passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, with her loved ones by her side, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gloria leaves behind her three daughters, Taunia (Guy) Klem and their children, Lyz and Darian, Dana (Adam) Scott and their sons, Declan and Felix, and Debbie (Billy) Paul and their children, Brett, Griffin, Ivy, Cadence, Maverick, Levi, and Wyatt, and great-grandson, Carter Paul.

DAN LIVINGSTON

It is with great sorrow that the family of Dan Livingston announces his passing, with family by his side, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dan spent just over three-quarters of a century with us and we were so blessed to have him in our lives.

He grew up in Fort Frances, joining the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a young man, where he and Carol met. He served as a Recreation Specialist (Rec Spec) for 10 years and competed in many different sports.

MARSHALL WELDON MORRISON

It is with great sadness that the family of Marshall Weldon Morrison announces his passing Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

Marshall was born on March 19, 1976 to James Morrison and Lorraine Big George at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

He grew up on the Big Island First Nation. He worked as a commercial fisherman, general laborer, an S-100 firefighter, and culinary arts.

NELLIE JERRY

It is with great sadness that the family of Nellie Jerry announces her passing on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

Nellie was born on Nov. 4, 1926 in Winnipeg, Man. to the late Frederick and Mary Haver.

Along with her parents and five brothers, she spent her younger years growing up in Mullvihill and Eriksdale, Man. In 1947, the family moved to farm in Crozier, Ont.

As a young woman, she met her soulmate, Harley. They were united in marriage on June 24, 1952 and she settled in to her role as wife and mother.

BLUEBIRD GEORGE ALEXANDER MAJOR (BIRDY)

It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Bluebird George Alexander Major, of Morson, Ont., announces his sudden passing.

He went missing on Lake of the Woods on Monday evening, Oct, 15, 2018 and was found on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

Birdy was born in Toronto, Ont. on Feb. 8, 1999 to Marlene Stickings/Bluebird and Brian Trump. He was raised in the home of Brian and Diane Major, who adopted him on May 6, 2006.

JOHN ZHAAWANOGAABO ('UNCLE MONKEY') COPENACE Atik dodem (Elk clan)

Father, granddad, brother, son, uncle, cousin, friend to many, and band councillor at Big Grassy First Nation.

Born on Aug. 11, 1968 to Melvina Copenace and Kenneth Big George (both deceased), John entered the spirit world on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 on his beloved Lake of the Woods near Manitou Island.

He will be remembered by his cherished children, Cheyenne, Johnny, Muriel, Jaylin, Jake, Alaina, Stephanie, Tyler, and Jason.

ANNE ACREE

Anne Acree passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

She was born on March 15, 1942 to the late Donald and Betty McGregor of Rainy River, Ont.

Anne was a dedicated wife and mother who made anywhere her family was home. Everything from the tent to the house, or a quick snack to Christmas dinner, she was concerned for her family and guests before herself.

She made slippers and afghans, wore out several fishing reels casting from the dock, and loved to camp and canoe regardless of the weather.

DAN LIVINGSTON

It is with great sorrow that the family of Dan Livingston announces his passing, with family by his side, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dan spent just over three-quarters of a century with us and we were so blessed to have him in our lives.

He grew up in Fort Frances, joining the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a young man, where he and Carol met. He served as a Recreation Specialist (Rec Spec) for 10 years and competed in many different sports.

NELLIE JERRY

It is with great sadness that the family of Nellie Jerry announces her passing on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating.

Friends may visit a half-hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com

THOMAS MILLER

Thomas Miller passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

Born in Devlin, Ont on Oct. 14, 1936, Tom lived out his childhood and early years in Fort Frances and Crozier, Ont. He enjoyed playing hockey and stock car racing.

In his early 20s, Tom married Orla Gustafson and they had a family of four children, Tammy, John, Judy, and Donovan.

NORMAN 'POPS' LUCHKA

Norman “Pops” Luchka passed away peacefully, in his 93rd year, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.

He is survived by his son, Raymond; grandchildren, Dustin and Allison; great-granddaughters, Ella and Paisley; sister, Anna; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Therese (nee La Flamme); sisters, Dora and Antonia; and brothers, John, Walter, and Paul.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas, Ont.