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Obituaries

EMANUEL (MANNY) NELS NORDIN

Emanuel (Manny) Nels Nordin passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

He was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Tovell Township (Bergland), Ont. to Knute and Emma (Fredrickson) Nordin.

He attended McCrosson-Tovell school in Bergland and worked for Dalseg’s in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

In 1943, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served at several bases in Manitoba. While in the air force, he met Aileen Marjory Drader and they were married in August, 1946 in Winnipeg, Man. after they were discharged.

HARRY GEORGE SMUTYLO

Harry George Smutylo, 93, a long-time resident of Nipigon, Ont., passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dad came from Holland to Canada in 1948. He was born in the town of Towste, province of Halychyna, district of Ternopil, Western Ukraine in 1920.

As a young man, Harry was taken by the German Army from home and made to work in western Germany (Hanover) from 1942-45 as forced labour during WWII.

JACK GAGNE

Jack Gagne, 84, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral arrangements are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.

LINDA BETH MacDONALD

May 20, 1949 - June 10, 2014 It is with great sadness that the family of Linda Beth MacDonald announces her passing in Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 aft er a courageous battle following a stem cell transplant.

Linda was born on Friday, May 20, 1949 in Fort Frances, Ontario to the late Frank and Fern Pochailo and lived her life in Fort Frances. She attended commercial business school in Winnipeg following graduation from the Fort Frances High School and worked as a secretary at the Fort Frances High and Westfort Schools.

ELSIE (MILLER) GOSSELIN

It is with great sadness that the family of Elsie Gosselin announces her passing on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Feb. 14, 1933 in Humboldt, Sask. to Joe and Mary Miller.

The family left Saskatchewan when she was a small girl, settling in Stratton, Ont., where they ran the prison farm for many years. Then they moved to the Domanski farm in Crozier.

Elsie met Ken Gosselin in 1949 and they were united in marriage on June 27, 1952.

DORIS McCREADY

Doris McCready passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 95.

Doris was born April 17, 1919 in Alysworth Township, Ont. to Otto and Annie Herrmann.

She was united in marriage to William McCready on Feb. 2, 1946.

Doris and Bill lived south of Emo, Ont. for 19 years before relocating to Nestor Falls, Ont., where they remained for more than 26 years, and then returned to the Devlin, Ont. and Emo areas.

GRAHAM RANDAL (RANDY) SMITH

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Graham Randal Smith, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Friday, March 7, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Randy was born Jan. 9, 1951 to William “Bill” and Jean (nee Matheson) Smith, and was the youngest child of four.

He lived most of his life on Third Street West.

Randy attended Sixth Street School and his family were long-time members of Knox United Church in Fort Frances.

DONALD RICARD

Donald Ricard passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the age of 79.

Don served as a member of the RCAF for more than 31 years.

Beloved husband of Nancy Ricard (nee Erickson) of Trenton, Ont; and devoted dad to Donna Weir and her husband, David, of Trenton, Ont., Randall Ricard and his wife, Jacqueline, of Medicine Hat, Alta., Eric Ricard and his wife, Carmen, of Lethbridge, Alta., and David Ricard of Trenton, Ont.

JAMES GUNDERSON

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on Monday, June 16, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dad was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Brightsand, Sask. to Fred and Carrie Gunderson.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Edith, in 1999, his son, Edward Roald, in 1997, and his son, Rodney Steven, in 2011.

ALVIN ALLEN HAGARTY

Alvin Allen Grey Hagarty passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at his cabin on Clearwater Lake.

With his wife by his side, having just eaten his favourite meal, he sat down in his chair overlooking his million-dollar view and slipped quietly from this Earth and returned to his Prairie home.

Alvin was born Jan. 22, 1925 in Riverhearst, Sask. to Myrtle and Norman Hagarty. He spent the first 14 years of life, living with his two brothers, Jack and Ernie, on the golden prairies and it was always a big part of who he was.

IRENE LANDRY

Irene Landry, of Barwick, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. at the age of 90.

Irene was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Nelles Township, Ont. to Joseph and Mary Ann Gouliquer.

She was united in marriage to Hector Landry on Nov. 20, 1939.

Irene had a strong work ethic and was very independent. She learned this very early in life, looking after her two boys, Tom and Peter, while her husband served overseas from 1942 until the end of the war.

LYNN MURRAY RICHARDSON

Lynn Murray Richardson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Lynn was born March 19, 1939 to Roscoe and Emma Richardson, and was the youngest of six boys.

He was raised and got his schooling in Fort Frances, Ont., joining Ontario Hydro the day after he finished high school.

He worked for Hydro for 35 years, retiring as an electrical operator.

JAMES EDWARD GUNDERSON

James Edward Gundeson, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

LINDA BETH MacDONALD

It is with great sadness that the family of Linda Beth MacDonald announces her passing in Ottawa, Ont. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 after a courageous battle following a stem cell transplant.

Linda was born on Friday, May 20, 1949 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Frank and Fern Pochailo, and lived her life in Fort Frances.

She attended commercial business school in Winnipeg, Man. following graduation from the Fort Frances High School and worked as a secretary at the Fort Frances High and Westfort schools.

ELSIE GOSSELIN

Elsie Gosselin passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

MARY SMITH (Owanaayadamook)

Mary B. Smith, 78, of Naicatchewenin First Nation, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, surrounded by family, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Sept. 22, 1935 on Clearwater Lake to Mike and Florence Johnson. She lived in the Naicatchewenin First Nation all her life.

She was united in marriage to Alfred Smith.

Once her children were grown, she made handcrafted rugs. She also was an elder to the community, sharing her knowledge with others through the Seven Generations Education Institute.

THOMAS JAMES BOOTH

Thomas James Booth went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2014 peacefully from his home in Burriss, Ont.

He was born July 10, 1938 in Emo, Ont. to the late John and Mary-Ellen Booth (nee Wilson) and had lived in the area all his life.

He attended Burriss School and Fort Frances High School. He had many stories to tell of growing up with his brother, Jack, and helping out on the family farm and also on neighbouring farms.

MARY SMITH (Owanaayadamook)

Mary B. Smith, 78, of Naicatchewenin First Nation, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, surrounded by family, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Sept. 22, 1935 on Clearwater Lake to Mike and Florence Johnson. She lived in the Naicatchewenin First Nation all her life.

She was united in marriage to Alfred Smith.

Once her children were grown, she made handcrafted rugs. She also was an elder to the community, sharing her knowledge with others through the Seven Generations Education Institute.

GRAHAM RANDAL (RANDY) SMITH

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Graham Randal Smith, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Friday, March 7, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Randy was born Jan. 9, 1951 to William “Bill” and Jean (nee Matheson) Smith, and was the youngest child of four.

He lived most of his life on Third Street West.

Randy attended Sixth Street School and his family were long-time members of Knox United Church in Fort Frances.

JAMES ALLEN (JIM) ROACH

Jim Roach was born in Norton, N.B. on April 13, 1949 and passed away in Brandon, Man. on Feb. 23, 2014.

He started elementary school in Fredericton, N.B. and moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1956, where he completed both elementary and high school.

From an early age, Jim was known for his sociability and sense of enterprise. An avid curler as a teenager, he was part of the team that won the Northern Ontario School Curling Championship in 1968.

Later, he went on to play with Al Hackner’s successful team from Northwestern Ontario.

PERCY TUESDAY OGIMAAWIGAABAW BIZHIW NINDOOTEM

On Monday, May 26, 2014, The Reverend exited this earthly stage to take his show to the Spirit World.

Percy Tuesday was a proud and gifted Ojibway man, born on April 27, 1942 in Big Grassy River Ojibway Nation, Ont. to Robert and Martha Tuesday (nee Bluebird), the second eldest of 10 children.

He is survived and deeply missed by Delores, Martin, Rose, Lorna, and Robert.

Percy was a devoted father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and cherished friend. All were all roles that Percy celebrated and embraced with enthusiasm, commitment, and joy.

MARY B. SMITH

Mary Smith, 78, of Naicatchewenin First Nation, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014.

A wake will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 3 p.m. at the Naicatchewenin First Nation gymnasium.

A traditional burial service will be held Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. from the Naicathewenin First Nation gymnasium.

A complete obituary will follow.

JEAN REGINA ARDELL CORRIGAN

On March 30, 1935, Jean was born to Wes and Ida Ogden on the farm south of Emo in Lash Township, Ont.

She lived her life in Emo until her passing on May 28, 2014 at the age of 79.

Jean was the third of six children. She will be lovingly remembered by her kindness, patience, and quiet ways.

ALBERT WEIR

It is with great sadness that the family of Albert Weir announces his passing on Friday, May 30, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born June 18, 1923 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland to William and Sarah Weir. When Albert was three years old, he moved to Ontario with his family, settling in Crozier, Ont.

He was united in marriage to Delores Pelletier on Aug. 9, 1945.

In early adulthood, Albert worked on the Alaska Highway. He was engaged in trucking after returning from there.