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THELMA LINDSELL

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Thelma Lindsell (nee Cain) at her residence in Fort Frances, Ont. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.

A complete obituary will follow.

DORIS BERTHA BROWN

Doris Bertha Brown (nee Grouette), who was born Aug. 23, 1939 in La Broquerie, Man., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Atikokan, Ont.

She was predeceased by her parents, Marie Elizabeth Marguerite and Joseph Eduardo Grouette; her brother, Edwared Grouette; and brother-in-law, Ray Veran.

DEREK JAMES POLLARD

It is with great sadness that the family of Derek James Pollard, of 1301 Elizabeth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., announces his sudden passing at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

Derek was born Oct. 1, 1957 in Fort Frances. He lived in Thompson, Man. from 1966-75.

He worked as a welder for the C.N.R. for a few years, and later in construction for various companies in Rainy River District for a while.

Derek enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, and at home he loved watching sports. He will be missed by his family and friends.

ADELE BARANIUK

Adele Rose Baraniuk passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the age of 90.

Adele was born Nov. 7, 1922 to Andrew and Nora Lernowich of Brandon, Man.

In 1943, she met and married the love of her life, Walter Baraniuk, who was serving with the Canadian Forces. After Walter was discharged, they moved to Fort Frances, Ont., where Adele has lived ever since.

Adele was a wonderful mother and she raised two sons, Larry and Jim. As well, she was an active member of St. Mary’s Parish, the Catholic Women’s League, and the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary.

HAROLD LEE HERREM

Harold Herrem passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, Ont. in his 97th year.

He was the beloved husband of Irene; loving father of Peter (Janet) and Paula Tholl (Bill); and proud grandfather of Erica Marleau, Gavin (Kimberly), and Alexa Tholl and great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Emily, and Julia Marleau.

Also sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Bill Galbraith (Kate), Jean Galbraith, and Annette Hamm (Len), and John (Sandra), Doug, and Bill Livingston.

ERIC ANDERSON

Eric Anderson passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at River Heights Lodge in North Battleford, Sask. at the age of 79.

He was born March 5, 1933 in Devlin, Ont. to Axel and Ivah Anderson.

He received his education in the Box Alder one-room schoolhouse and Fort Frances High School. Upon leaving school, he worked for several years in the lumber camps of Northern Ontario.

Eric came to Saskatchewan in 1952 expecting to stay for a couple of years, but ended up staying for 60. He worked for SaskPower for almost 35 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 1986.

GILBERT GRANT GILLIES

Gilbert Gillies, formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at his residence at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 92.

Gilbert was born May 11, 1920 to William (Bill) and Erma Gillies of Emo. He was united in marriage on Jan. 21, 1942 to his “Doll,” Ruby Etta Sanderson.

Dad could do most things he set his mind to. He farmed with his dad, sold eggs door-to-door, he worked at various jobs, including Arctic Peat Moss, McVeys Garage, cut and sold timber, farming, and a partner in a welding and machine shop, and he raised a large family.

HENRY WENDELIN NELSON

It is with great sadness to announce that Henry (Hank) Wendelin Nelson, 91, of Emo, Ont., passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. in Fort Frances, Ont.

He leaves his wife of 63 years, Frances Nelson; sons, Wade Nelson (Marlene), August Nelson (Mike), Mark Nelson, and Erik Nelson (Edna); and his daughter, Cindy Korpi (Gary).

EMELIA MUTZ (DUCHNICKI)

It is with great sadness that the family of Emelia Mutz (Duchnicki) announces her peaceful passing on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 95.

Emelia was born April 24, 1917 in Fort Frances.

She attended St. Mary’s School and Fort Frances High School. She then spent a short time at St. Boniface Nursing School and worked as a nurse on the maternity ward at La Verendrye Hospital.

In 1945, she became a dental assistant to Dr. Cecil Garland, retiring in 1971.

EMELIA MUTZ

Emelia Mutz, 95, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

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

DONALD LEONARD (‘SQUEAK’) JOURDAIN

Donald Leonard (“Squeak”) Jourdain, 65, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.

He was born Dec. 23, 1946 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Leonard and Kathleen Jourdain.

Donald was raised in Couchiching First Nation, and had worked as a guide for many tourist businesses, including Cascade Camp and Camp Manitou.

Over the years, he also worked as a firefighter for the MNR, and was a volunteer firefighter for Couchiching First Nation.

DAVID CHARLES JOSEPH BOIS

It is with great sadness that the family of David Bois, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces his passing on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

David was born May 29, 1931 in Coppell, Ont. to Octave and Marguerite (La Flamme) Bois. He was united in marriage to Laurette Cote on Aug. 1, 1959.

He enjoyed working in the bush all of his life, and he had a great love for hunting and fishing.

CECIL LEONARD FLETCHER

Cecil Leonard Fletcher, 79, of Off Lake, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. after a lengthy illness.

Cecil was born April 30, 1933 in Woodyatt Twp, Ont. to James and Florence Fletcher.

Cecil worked at various jobs over his lifetime, including logging for Jack Finch and working on construction for Towlands for many years. He also did many long hauls of equipment from Kenora to London, Ont.

His last job was working in the bush and driving gravel truck for Neil Van Drunen.

GORDON (‘BUD’) HANNAM

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Terrence (“Bud”) Hannam announces his peaceful passing on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at his home in Rainy River, Ont. at the age of 87.

Bud was born Jan. 22, 1925 in Rainy River, where he lived his entire life. This also is where he met the love of his life, Laurene “Buddie” Hannam, whom he married on Nov. 3, 1951.

Dad lived a full and happy life, raising his two sons, Kim and Chris, with “Buddie,” and keeping busy volunteering within the community, being a Cub and Scout leader, golfing, and spending time at the lake.

DAVID CHARLES JOSEPH BOIS

It is with great sadness that the family of David Bois, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces his passing on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

David was born May 29, 1931 in Coppell, Ont. to Octave and Marguerite (La Flamme) Bois. He was united in marriage to Laurette Cote on Aug. 1, 1959.

He enjoyed working in the bush all of his life, and he had a great love for hunting and fishing.

THERESE JOLICOEUR

Therese Jolicoeur (nee Cote), 83 years young of Rainy River, Ont., passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Rainy River Health Centre on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Therese was born in St. Lina, Alta. on June 12, 1929 to Victor and Exilda Cote. She was united in marriage to Laurent Jolicoeur on July 19, 1945.

WALTER ANDRUSCO

We announce with profound sorrow that on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Walter Andrusco passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Mourning his passing are his three children, Leda (Freddie) Beck, Billy (Karen) Andrusco, and Julie Andrusco; grandchildren, Mary Ann (Joe) King, Sarah Andrusco, Jennefer (Udi) Andrusco-Daon, Billy Joe Andrusco, and JoAnna Keller; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ben, and Ariel; and several nieces and nephews.

Walter was predeceased by his wife, Mary; parents, Mary and Theodore; and brothers, Emil and Nick.

DORA BOUDREAU (nee FOURNIER)

It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces the passing of Dora Boudreau (nee Fournier) on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at the age of 103.

Dora was born Aug. 8, 1909 in Nova Scotia. At an early age, her family moved to the north shore of New Brunswick. Then in the early 1920s, her mother and father, with their children, moved by train to Fort Frances, Ont.

She attended St. Mary’s School, where in later years she volunteered as a substitute teacher. She also always had happy memories of the times she volunteered at Sunny Cove Camp.

STANLEY (‘BERT’) LIVINGSTON

Stanley (“Bert”) Livingston passed away peacefully at the Thompson General Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the age of 66.

Bert was born Nov. 28, 1945 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Helen and Irvin Livingston.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol (Eldridge); three daughters, Wendy (Richard) Zurrin, Stacey Chene, and Stephanie (Daniel) Polski; and eight grandchildren, Courtney, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, Zak, Riley, Carter, Kayden, and Claire.

LYLE HAROLD PLUMRIDGE

It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Lyle Harold Plumridge of Fort Frances, Ont. on Nov 8, 2012.

Lyle was born June 16, 1957 in Atikokan, Ont. to Joseph and Maxine Plumridge. He moved with his family to Fort Frances in 1965.

Lyle attended Fort Frances High School and Confederation College, where he studied broadcasting.

Upon his return to Fort Frances, he was employed as a darkroom technician at the Fort Frances Times.

CLARICE (BOO) PETERSON

Clarice (Boo) Peterson, 88, of 1107 River Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

She will be sorely missed by family, friends, and the many charities to which she generously contributed.

Boo was a joyful person, always quietly looking for ways to help others. As her sister-in-law just wrote, “She brought light and laughter into the lives of everyone.”

Boo is survived by her husband, two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

LYLE HAROLD PLUMRIDGE

It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Lyle Harold Plumridge of Fort Frances, Ont.

Lyle was born June 16, 1957 in Atikokan, Ont. to Joseph and Maxine Plumridge. He moved with his family to Fort Frances in 1965.

Lyle attended Fort Frances High School and Confederation College, where he studied broadcasting.

Upon his return to Fort Frances, he was employed as a darkroom technician at the Fort Frances Times.

THERESA DESCHAMPS

Theresa Deschamps, of 663 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her home Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

She was born in Penetaguishene, Ont. to the late James and Rosanna Deschamps.

Theresa moved to Fort Frances in 1936. She later moved to the United States, where she worked as a nurse for many years until her retirement in 1970.

She then returned home, where she devoted her time in caring for her parents.

LYLE PLUMRIDGE

It is with great sadness that the family announces Lyle Harold Plumridge, of 532 Front St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.