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JAMES ROY DAVID WILSON

Sadly, the family announces the passing of James (Jim) Wilson, 84, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances.

A time of fellowship will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.

BETTY PETERSON

Betty Delores Peterson (nee Halverson), 70, of Nestor Falls, Ont., passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

As per Betty’s wishes, a private family memorial will take place at a later date.

Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com

BOB OTTERTAIL

Bob Ottertail passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Lac La Croix First Nation.

A traditional wake will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, with a traditional funeral service to follow on Friday morning at the Ottertail residence at Lac La Croix First Nation.

A complete obituary will follow.

ISLA MARION HAYES

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Isla Marion Hayes, passed away peacefully at her home in Rainycrest, with her granddaughter, Wendy, by her side, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Mom was born Feb. 18, 1924 in Burriss Township, Ont. to Edwin and Bertha Kennedy, the third of six children.

On Jan. 23, 1943, she married Arthur William Hayes while he was home on furlough from the Army. They moved to Prince Rupert, B.C., where Dad was stationed, until 1945, when they returned to Miscampbell Township, Ont.

MARIA LATITIA GIBSON

The family of Maria Latitia Gibson announces her passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

Maria, the fifth of 10 children, was born Sept. 15, 1912 and was raised and educated in Chapple Municipality.

At an early age, Marie left home to work in the area, cooking, cleaning, and caring for small children.

Marie was adventurous and began moving about, meeting new people and taking different jobs in towns across Ontario. In 1945, at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., Marie was appointed dietician.

Birrell, Jessie P. & Birrell, William R. (Bill)

Birrell, Jessie P.

Born July 27th, 1921

Died in Kamloops, BC

August 5th, 2014

Birrell, William R. (Bill)

Born September 20th, 1929

Died in Thunder Bay, ON

August 23rd, 2014

Jessie and Bill were both born in Burris, Ontario to parents Morrison and Elizabeth Birrell.

They were predeceased by both parents and brothers Tom and Morrison and sister-in-law Eileen.

They are survived by sisters-in-law Rita and Eleanor; three nieces; two nephews & six great-nephews.

EVELYN MATHILDA STACHIW

It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn Mathilda Stachiw (nee Bly) announces her passing on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

Evelyn was born March 26, 1928 in International Falls, Mn. to McThilmen and Annie Bly. She was their first-born.

Evelyn spent her early years in International Falls. Later, when her father passed away, the family, including Evelyn, her two sisters, Joyce and Dorothy, and her mother, moved to Borop, Mn. to be closer to family.

EVELYN STACHIW

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Evelyn Stachiw on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

A complete obituary will follow.

VIVIAN MARIE COLE (HYATT)

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Vivian Marie Cole announces her peaceful passing on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ontario. She was 85 years old.

She proudly raised and supported her three daughters, Glenda Belluz (Jim), Sheila Medwechuk (Jack), and Judy Baker (Jerry). She loved the quality time she shared with her girls.

JENNY LUCILLE WONFOR

On Aug. 14, 2014, one month shy of her 86th birthday, Jenny Wonfor passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital, with family there to see her through.

Jenny loved her hometown. Born and raised in Fort Frances, she was the second oldest child of Italian immigrants, Andrew and Clementina Fontana. She would maintain her Italian heritage throughout the years with her involvement in the Italian Ladies’ Society.

SCOTT LAMPHIEAR

Sadly the family announces the sudden passing of Scott Allen Lamphiear, 50 of Dawson Twp., Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

As per Scott’s wishes, no service will be held and interment will take place in Baraboo, Wisconsin at a later date.

Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com

MICHAEL BARANOWSKI

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael (Mike) Baranowski announce his passing on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at the Fort Frances La Verendrye Hospital with his family by his side.

Mike was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Mine Centre, Ont. to Michael and Paulina Baranowski. He spent his childhood In Emo and joined the Merchant Marines in his late teens.

Mike and his brother, John, played minor hockey in Saskatchewan for the Chicago Blackhawks’ farm team for a couple of years.

DINO JOSEPH D’AGOSTINI “DAG”

The family and friends of Dino D’Agostini sadly announce his passing on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the age of 97 in Fort Frances, Ont

Dino was born in Toronto on April 2, 1917 to Teodora and Filippo D’Agostini. The D’Agostini family later moved to Espanola and then settled in the Gatchel area of Sudbury where they lived in a house that had no basement, toilet or running water.

It was in Sudbury, where Dino worked as a Conservation Officer, that he met the love of his life, Gertrude McMullen. Gert and Dino were married on June 15, 1951.

EVELYN LOVEDAY

With family by her side, Evelyn Pearl Loveday passed away peacefully at Pinewood Court in Thunder Bay, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mom anticipated being re united in heaven with her beloved husband, Herman Loveday, and her two sons, Duane and Mark.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Larry Loveday and Dianna, Don Loveday and Linda, Joan Loveday and, daughter in-law, Sherry Loveday.

ELAINE WILSON (née GEORGE)

On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, Elaine Wilson was reunited with her husband, Bill (Pud) Wilson.

Born in 1934, she spent her early years in the Emo, Ont. area. She loved sports, flowers, and being outdoors. When Elaine met Pud, it was their mutual love of the outdoors that brought them together.

In the fall of 1956, the two were married and began their life together on a trap line on the east end of Rainy Lake. Together, they raised three children, Peggy, Lynne, and Kelly, who spent a huge portion of their younger years in the wilderness.

ARDEN BARNES

Arden Barnes, of Ranier, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Arden was born in International Falls, MN on Nov. 22, 1928, to John and Gina (Finstad) Erickson.

Arden graduated from Falls High School in 1946 and enrolled in pre-nursing at Duluth State Teachers College. In 1949 she transferred to St. Scholastica and graduated in February, 1951, as a Registered Nurse.

In September, 1951, Arden married Ed Barnes. They moved to Alaska where Ed worked for the University of Alaska. They were divorced in 1962.

AGANETHA “AGNES” WALDECK

Agnes Waldeck was born on Nov. 9, 1922 in Altona, Manitoba but has been a resident of the Golden Age Manor for the past 18 years. Agnes passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2014 at the Emo Hospital at the age of 91.

Agnes was predeceased by her parents, Diedrich and Aganetha Klassen; two brothers, Diedrich and Jacob Klassen; and three sisters, Betty Clark, Anne Merrel and Gertrude Pries.

Agnes leaves behind to mourn her passing two sons, James Albert and Gerry (Rinn) Albert; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

CARL BIG GEORGE SR. “Kageonquot”

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Carl Big George Sr. announces his sudden passing on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital at the age of 60.

A traditional wake will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 from 4 p.m. at the Big Island First Nation Community Hall, followed by a traditional service on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Elder Tommy White officiating.

Interment will take place in Morson Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com

DINO D’AGOSTINI

Sadly the family announces the passing of Dino D’Agostini of Fort Frances, Ont. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the age of 97.

Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fort Frances, Ont.

Interment will take place in Fort Frances Cemetery.

A complete announcement to follow.

Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com

JENNY LUCILLE WONFOR

On August 14, 2014, one month shy of her 86th birthday, Jenny Wonfor passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital, with family there to see her through.

Jenny loved her hometown. Born and raised in Fort Frances, she was the second oldest child of Italian immigrants, Andrew and Clementina Fontana. She would maintain her Italian heritage throughout the years with her involvement in the Italian Ladies’ Society.

JOHN DUSTIN SR.

Sadly, with heavy hearts, the family of John Dustin Sr. announce his sudden passing, surrounded by his family and friends, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the age of 63 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

John was born May 21, 1951 to the late Herb and Elsie Dustin.

On March 25, 1967, John married the love of his life, Roxann (nee Gurniak). Together, they raised four boys, John Jr. (Melissa), Brad (Kristen), Todd (Geraldine), and Curtis.

JENNY WONFOR

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Jenny Wonfor on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

IVEN W. ASPLUND

Iven W. Asplund, of Grand Rapids, Mn., passed into Eternal Life on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 following 85 years with family and friends.

Iven was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Aug. 1, 1929 to John and Annie Asplund.

Iven began his work career as a machine shop apprentice with Mando paper, spent several years in the machine shop of northern Manitoba mines, attained a degree at Gustavus Adolphus College, and later returned to Fort Frances to teach machine shop at the high school.

He then retired from Inland Steel’s Minorca mine after years as a millwright and machinist.

ROZAN LOTTIE SHEARER

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Rozan Shearer on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the age of 84.

Rozan was born Nov. 9, 1929 at Couchiching First Nation, Ont. to the late Charles and Ann Bruyere.

Rozan was well-known because of her employment at many familiar stores—Filmore’s Grocery, Wright Way, KDS Hardware, and The Place.

Rozan and Ted liked to travel. They travelled North America, went overseas, and spent many winters in Arizona.

GLORIA ALICE ANNESS

Gloria Alice Anness (nee Hoard) was born Nov. 9, 1920 in Fort Frances, Ont. and passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at the age of 93 with family by her side.

She was the fourth child of Nelson and Alice (nee Brigham) Hoard.

Gloria married Willis Anness on Oct. 14, 1940 and enjoyed 45 years together before Willis’ passing in 1986. They had three children, Donald, Gerald, and Joan.

Later in life, daughter, Sherri, joined their family in 1970.