Friday, December 19, 2014



It is with great sadness that the family of Earl Iver Sandmoen announces his peaceful passing, with family by his side, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
Earl was born Nov. 27, 1931 to Alfred and Emma Sandmoen of Rainy River, Ont.
Earl was a man of many talents; he worked as a fishing guide, drove school bus, was a truck driver, and worked as a mechanic and welder in the Rainy River area.


Lea Quibell passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 90.
She was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 70 years, Allan.
Lea was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Vassar, Man. to the late Antoine and Delina Levesque. She was one of 13 children and is survived by her brother, Romeo.


Sharon Tibbs, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 with her family by her side.
Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.
Sharon was born Aug. 12, 1943 in Fort Frances to Vivian (Mallory) and Fred Carter. Sharon was a bright student and enjoyed language studies.


In loving memory of Gerald (Bob) Benson, who passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
He was born May 24, 1936.
As per Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held in late spring.
Interment of ashes will be at a later date.


Sharon Tibbs, 69, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Fort Frances.
A complete obituary will follow.
Online condolences may offered at


Sadly, the family announces the passing of Earl Sandmoen, 81, of Nestor Falls, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.
A complete obituary will follow.


The children sadly announces the passing of their father, Kenneth M. Conlon, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at his residence at Parkwood Veterans Hospital in London, Ont.
Ken was born Aug. 23, 1925 in Kenora, Ont. At a young age, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and survived a torpedoing of his ship just before World War II ended.


Irene Ethel Eisenzoph, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at the Falls Good Samaritan Society in International Fall, Mn.
Irene was born Sept. 29, 1931 in Fort Frances, Ont.
She grew up in Fort Frances and graduated from Fort Frances High School. She moved to International Falls in 1955 and has lived there since.


It is with profound sorrow that the family of the James Adam Grozelle announces his passing on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 in Fort Frances, Ont.
James was born March 22, 1983 in Fort Frances to John and Mable Grozelle.
As a young man, he moved to Calgary, Alta. and Sudbury, Ont. He returned to Fort Frances, working for various businesses.


Our hearts are sad to announce the loss of a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, auntie. and friend.
Georgina (“Georgie”) Halverson, nee Hyatt, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in Calgary, Alta. after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 14, 1928 to Jessie and John Hyatt, one of 11 children and the fourth daughter.


Ronald Leslie Helliar passed away peacefully in his sleep, at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at the age of 95.
He was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 50 years, Betty.


It is with sad hearts that the family of Ellen “Shirley” Lord announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. on the wings of an angel, a prayer, and a beer.
Shirley goes to rejoin family members who have gone before—her husband, Walter; daughters, Lynne and Kristine; and son, George.


Gloria Purdy Cleaveley, 81, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Gloria was born March 12, 1931 in Winnipeg, Man. to the late John and Wilhelmina Patterson.


It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Dean McQuaker announces his peaceful passing, with his family by his side, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ron was born June 19, 1929 to William and Annie of Stratton, Ont.


Andrew Edis (Ed) Eldridge passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, John Eldridge and Margaret Brown Couper; brothers, Alfred, John, and Fred Eldridge, and James Napier; and infant grandson, Gabriel Couper Eldridge.