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WILLIAM ALEXANDER SNIDER

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Alexander Snider on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, surrounded by his family, as the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. at the age of 74.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dora May and Roy Staton Snider; sisters, Mildren Zolub, Louise Grant, Cathy Snider, and baby sister at birth; sister-in-law, Rose Snider; and brothers, Patrick Snider, Doug Snider, Lyle Snider, and baby James at six months of age.

BRUCE ROBERT LOWES

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Bruce Robert Lowes announces his passing on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

After a courageous five-year battle with cancer, Bruce passed away with his family by his side at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Bruce was born in Fort Frances on Dec. 14, 1956 to William (Bill) and Ruth Lowes.

He lived in Fort Frances all of his life and worked at the local paper mill, earning his 2nd Class Stationery Engineer ticket and retiring this past summer.

GERMAINE MARY ROTH

It is with great sadness that the family of Germaine Mary Roth announces her passing on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., 23 days short of her 103rd birthday.

Germaine was born Sept. 29, 1910 in Pinewood, Ont. She was one of nine children and grew up on the family farm.

She married Norman Roth on April 17, 1933 and together they settled in Rainy River, Ont., then later in Fort Frances, to raise their family.

DORA KOLOMY

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Dora Kolomy (nee Chorney), with family by her side, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at her residence at the Grandview Nursing Home in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Dora was born in Drobot, Sask. on Dec. 3, 1919. At an early age, her family moved to Fort Frances, Ont., where she grew up.

During World War II, she worked in different parts of Canada at various factories before settling in Port Arthur, Ont. She worked at Bryd’s Restaurant, where she first met her husband, John.

LEO JOSEPH TREMBLAY

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of a husband, dad, pepère, and grand-pepère, Leo Joseph Tremblay, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Victoria General Hospital at the age of 86.

He was born March 21, 1927.

Leo was predeceased by his parents, Wilfrid and Yvonne; youngest son, Jean-Paul (Linda); brother, George; and brother-in-law, Stan.

BRUCE ROBERT LOWES

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Bruce Robert Lowes announces his passing on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Victor DeGagne officiating.

A complete obituary will follow.

GERMAINE MARY ROTH

It is with great sadness that the family of Germaine Mary Roth announces her passing on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., 23 days short of her 103rd birthday.

A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, Ont., with Fr. Victor DeGagne officiating.

Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com

WILLIAM KEITH SMITH

William Keith Smith, 76, formerly of 340 Third St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances.

Keith was born in Fort Frances to William “Bill” and Jean (nee Matheson) Smith.

He resided in Fort Frances at the family home his entire life before retiring to Rainycrest.

Keith worked at the Coca-Cola bottling factory for many years in Fort Frances, as well as the Stedman’s store, before retiring in the mid-1980s.

ELIZABETH SUSAN (BETTE SUE) KENNY

It is with great sorrow that the family of Bette Sue Kenny announces her passing on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in Winnipeg, Man.

Bette Sue was born Aug. 15, 1947 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Everett and Margaret Doman. She lived in Fort Frances all of her life.

She married the love of her life, Tom Kenny, on Oct. 24, 1970. Together, they started their family, raising two boys who were the light of her life.

She worked for Larry Phillips as a legal secretary for 24 years, retiring in 2011.

WILFRED LEONARD MORRISSEAU

Wilfred Leonard Morrisseau, 70, of Couchiching First Nation, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born June 17, 1943 in Fort Frances to Wilfred and Rosalie Morrisseau and lived all of his life here.

Wilf was a licensed general carpenter, and constructed many homes and did numerous projects in the communities of Couchiching and Fort Frances.

CARL OSCAR SANDER

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Carl Oscar Sander, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, surrounded by his family, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. at the age of 86.

He was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Anna; his beloved wife, Elsie; brothers, Alvin and Alfred; and sisters, Carrie, Esther, and Ruth.

EDWARD DOMANSKI

Edward Domanski, 95, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Eddie was born in Fort Frances on Aug. 26, 1918.

He was predeceased by his parents, Sophie (Toffan) and Joseph Domanski; brother, Carl; and son, Gary.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Claudia (LaFrance); daughter-in-law, Georgianne; and granddaughter, Andrea. He also is survived by his sister-in-law, Vi, and her children, Julie, Jamie, and Karen.

WILF L. MORRISSEAU

In loving memory of Wilf L. Morrisseau, 70, of Couchiching First Nation, who passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, with family by his side, at La Verendye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

DAVID JAMES HAYES

After an eight-year battle with cancer, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of David James Hayes, with family by his side, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.

He was born Aug. 20, 1947 in Fort Frances, Ont.

He married Maxine Strachan on Nov. 5, 1966 and together they raised two sons.

David leaves to mourn his devoted wife, Maxine, and two sons, Warren (Shirley) and Darwin (Lisa); and his three grandchildren, Joleigh, Annalise, and Keelan.

MARGARET MYRTLE GLADU

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret Myrtle Gladu, 99, at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Margaret was born in Rainy River, Ont. to James and Josephine (nee Godin) McLeod on April 1, 1914.

She was united in marriage to Ted Gladu on May 4, 1933 and together they raised eight children.

Margaret enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Associates of St. Marguerite D’Youville, and had been a frequent visitor to the Sister Kennedy Centre to visit friends and play cards.

DAVID JAMES HAYES

After an eight-year battle with cancer, David James Hayes passed away, with family by his side, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.

EARLE THURBER

Earle Ellsworth Thurber, 83, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was not alone. Tough as ship’s rope until he sailed.

Earle was one of 11 children born to the late Percy and Belle (Garron) Thurber of Freeport, N.S., where he grew up.

Born and raised a commercial fisherman in Freeport, Earle captained his own boat. He then branched out to Northern Ontario to explore his future in gold claim staking, where he found his “gem,” Joyce, in Manitowadge.

THOMAS NICHOLAS DAWYDUK

At his residence in Fort Frances, Ontario, on August 25, 2013, Thomas Nicholas Dawyduk passed away at the age of 61.

Tom was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 3, 1952 to William and Louise Dawyduk. He grew up in Winnipeg, where he attained his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Tom went on to complete his Masters of Social Work at McMaster University in Hamilton in 1983.

MARGARET BAIRD

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always.

“As long as I’m living, my mother you’ll be.”

R. Munsch

With her family by her side, Margaret Baird passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at the age of 90.

She was born Jan. 2, 1923 in Wilcox, Sask. to John and Barbara Brehm.

She arrived in Fort Frances, Ont. with her parents during the Depression years and except for a few years spent in the U.S. during World War II, she had lived most of her adult years here.

ERNEST TOFFAN

Ernest Roy Toffan, 87, a resident of Thunder Bay, Ont. and formerly of Atikokan, Ont., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

Ernie was born March 3, 1926 in Rainy River, Ont.

He was an honourable, kind, and generous gentleman whose family meant the world to him. Growing up in Fort Frances, Ont., he met and married his first wife, Madeleine.

LULUBELLE GILL

The Creator brings us into this world and will take us when it is our time.

He will bring happiness and joy to all. When He takes us, it is not a time to mourn but a time to celebrate.

Our late mother, Lou, who enjoyed spending time with her sons, Michael and Murray; grandchildren, Jaclyn, David, Tyson, and Autumn, along with her two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Olivia, would not wish for us to mourn.

She would prefer that we remember the good times we have had with her.

She will be sadly missed now that she has gone on to a better place.

TOM DAWYDUK

The family of Tom Dawyduk, of Fort Frances, Ont., sadly announces his passing.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.