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Cecil Wilson, 89, of Barwick, Ont., passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

He was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Emo to Bill and Cora Wilson (nee Thompson).

Cecil grew up in Barwick among family and friends, played sports (mostly baseball), attended school, and worked for various retailers in the area, including Blacks and Gills.

He enlisted in the army in 1942 and was discharged in 1944.

He met his future bride, Shirley Alexander, in the fall of 1944. They were married on Sept. 11, 1946.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and sister.

Patti passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at her home, with family members by her side, after a brief yet courageous four-week battle with cancer.

Patti was born March 10, 1957 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Peter and Helen Fylkow. She was the middle sister to Kathy and Linda.

She met the love of her life, Joe, and they were married Feb. 11, 1978. Together they raised three girls, Aimee, Dawn, and Heather, who are now grown with families of their own.


It is with great sadness that the family of Kerttu (Gertie) Maki, nee Nurmi, announces her passing on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Atikokan, Ont.

Kerttu was predeceased by her parents, Kusta and Senja Nurmi; husband, Ernest; brothers, Olavi and Emil Nurmi; sisters, Lil Siegert and Lyyli (Lily) Pettis; niece, Carolyn Musick; nephews, Paul Siegert and Keith Nurmi; and great-nephews, Mathew Nurmi and Ian Larson.


James Thomas Hinkle, 71, passed away July 9, 2012 in Sebring, Fla.

He was a native of Wauseon, Ohio, moving to Sebring in 1984 from Fort Frances, Ont. by way of Minnesota.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He also was a banker, owner of Jim’s Central Shell on Scott Street, manager of Biddy’s Yellow Cabs, and quite famous locally for his fishing prowess.

In Florida, he was service manager for Blackman Ford, safety director for Smoak Groves, and a paralegal both for Andrew Jackson and independently.


Edward (“Ted”) Campbell Maybee, 75, passed away at home on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

Ted is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (“Betty”); son, Jim (Tiffany) of Salmon Arm, B.C.; daughter, Leah Ann of Fort McMurray, Alta.; and grandchildren, Cole and Olivia.

Also surviving are his sisters, Susan Martin of Chatham, Ont. and Sandra Howes of Thunder Bay, Ont.; brother-in-law, Joe Paldio of Pinewood, Ont.; nephews, Mark Paldio (Maureen) and Tim and Dan Martin; and his co-pilot, “Oscar.”


It is with great sadness that the family of Anton “Tony” Jacyk announces his passing on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Facility in Fort Frances, Ont.

Tony was born Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1911 in Welyka Hlush, Ukraine to the late Unofrie and Polania Jacyk. He immigrated to Canada in 1926 and settled in Rainy River District, where he had lived since.

He had worked for the Canadian National Railway, retiring in January, 1970 as a section foreman.

He was a member of St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Fort Frances.


It is with great sadness that the family of Edith Pattison, 89, announces her passing on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Edith was born May 29, 1923 in Emo, Ont. to David and Elizabeth Woodgate.

She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Allan, on Aug. 30, 1943 and together they spent the next 66 years devoted to raising their family.


Peacefully, surrounded by love, Shirley Anne Russell passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at her Rainycrest home in Fort Frances, Ont.

Shirley was born Friday, Sept. 3, 1937 in Winnipeg, Man. and moved with her family to a farm on the river in La Vallee. In 1940, the family moved to Fort Frances, where she has resided ever since.

Her musical talents revealed themselves at a very early age, and soon Shirley was taking voice and piano lessons. At the age of 11, she started taking violin lessons.


It is with great sadness that the family of Lydia Ferguson announces her passing on Sunday, July 15, 2012 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Lydia was born Dec. 6, 1926 in Cordenons, Italy to Davide and Emma DelZotto. The family moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1930, where she attended St. Mary’s School and Fort Frances High School.

Lydia was united in marriage to Clyde Ferguson on May 10, 1947.

She worked at Wells Hardware, as well as St. Mary’s Parish Credit Union and the District of Rainy River Social Services. She also was a very active member of St. Mary’s C.W.L.


Nickolas Gushulak, of Kamloops, B.C., passed away on his Birthday, Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the age of 94.

Nickolas is survived by his loving children, Carol (Ken) Churchwell of Kamloops, B.C. and Julian (Dianne) Gushulak of Kamloops, B.C.; and grandchildren, Wendy (Derek) Lorcher, and Christopher, David, Sally, and Vance Gushulak.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Katherina; two sons, Freddy and David; granddaughter, Melanie Norton; and six brothers and two sisters.


Peacefully, on Saturday, July 14, 2012, Cheryl Louise Null Freeman passed away at the Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Cheryl was born Aug. 23, 1961 to Betty and the late Lee Null in Marion, Va.

Cheryl is survived by her husband of 11 years, Michael of Fort Frances, Ont.; and her mother, Betty Null-Talbert (Walker, N.C.)

Also surviving are her children, Eric Pulley (Danielle) and Chris Pulley (Kimberly); sister, Sharon Lee Null; and brother, Robert Michael Null (Lori), all of Henderson, N.C.


With her family by her side, Wendy Harriet Agar passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Wendy was born April 21, 1951 in Fort Frances to Harry and Dorreen Kitzul.

She attended Robert Moore School and Fort Frances High School, graduating in 1969. She then attended Rainy River Community College, University of Wisconsin—Superior, the University of Windsor, and Waterloo Lutheran University, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Bessie M. Ball (nee Farrer) passed away Jan. 22, 2102 in Kingston, Ont.

Bessie was born and raised in Rainy River, Ont., and also lived in International Falls, Mn. for about 40 years before moving to Kingston in 1999.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph E. Ball, who was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ont.; her parents, Eva and Ernest Farrer; and sisters, Mina Bell and Lorna Ronning, and Hiram Farrer, all of Rainy River, Ont.


John “Jack” Tiefenbacher passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the age of 88.

He is survived by his three children, Patti (Joe Cooper), John (Loretta), and Laura (Warren Balcom); grandchildren, Neil, Ryan, Christopher, and Daniel; sister, Jane Paquette; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jack was predeceased by his wife, Ila, and numerous extended family members.

Jack loved to hunt, fish, and enjoy the great outdoors. He was an executive member of the exclusive “Ten to Four Club” and an associate member of the “DQ Coffee Club.”


It is with deep sadness that the family of Leona Margaret Jane Marwick, 94, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces her passing on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Leona was born Monday, Oct. 22, 1917 in Echo Bay, Ont. to the late James and Sarah McLean.

She enjoyed knitting and playing cribbage, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She had worked as a cook at Quetico until her retirement at the age of 65.


It is with great sadness that the family of Lillian Tucker announces her passing on Thursday, July, 5, 2012.

Lillian was born April 4, 1926 to the late William and Lottie Sinclair.

She was united in marriage to Gib Tucker on Dec. 20, 1946, who predeceased her on Sept. 2, 2000.

Lillian and Gib spent their life together, and raised their family at the commercial fishery on Ash Bay.


Gladys Eleanor Lund passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gladys grew up in Saskatchewan, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Knight of Broadview, Sask.

After graduating from high school, she attended and graduated from Success Business College in Winnipeg, Man.

Gladys was a member of Knox United Church and a life-time member of the United Church Women. She was a long-time supporter of the Bible Society, and for 25 years was on the board of the Kenora/Rainy River Lung Association.


David Charles Carroll, 42 of Sioux City, Iowa was welcomed with open arms by his Lord and Savior, family and friends following a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

David was born Monday, March 30, 1970 in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, to Gerald L.Carroll and Diane (Purgett) Bogenrief.

He grew up and attended school in International Falls, MN graduating in 1988.


It is with great sorrow the family of Russell James Angus announces his passing on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Russell was born Dec. 21, 1929 in Chapple Township, Ont., to Mildred and Leslie Angus.


On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Suesette Bernice Larson (nee Laverdure) passed away peacefully at the age of 70 years.

She is survived by four children: Len, Brian (Michelle), Steve (Kim), Leanne (Kevin House); her grandchildren Dennis, Corinna, Travis and Coleton; sister Phyllis (Ron) Olson; brother Bill (Cheryl) Laverdure; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and close friends.

She dearly loved her family. Friends and family enjoyed her loving compassionate heart.

Mom will be fondly remembered for her love of life.


Andre Joseph Doucette, 100, of Rainycrest Long Term Care Facility passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence.

Andre was born on December 22, 1911 in Prudhomme, Saskatchewan to the late Ferdinand and Juliette Doucette.

As a young child, he moved along with his parents to Fort Frances. He farmed in the district for a number of years.

He enjoyed biking and reading and was an inventor. He was never judgmental and was very helpful to many people.


A memorial service to celebrate the life of Geraldine May Skinner and David Harrison Skinner will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Father Wayne McIntosh will officiate followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Geraldine passed away on May 23, 2012 in Fort Frances and David passed away on April 17, 2012 in Winnipeg, MB.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 36 Eglington Avenue West, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A1

JOHN DUANE McMILLAN (Sept. 7, 1932-Nov. 11, 2011)

A small graveside service for John Duane McMillan was held on Friday, June 29 in Rainy River, Ont. Following his wishes, it was for immediate family only.

Surviving John are his wife, Olivine McMillan; daughters, Beverly and Barbara McMillan; three grandchildren, Chantell, Codey, and Dillon; two great-grandchildren, Zachery and Shaylyne; brothers, Donald and Austin McMillan; and half-sister, Elaine McMillan.

We appreciate your understanding and kindness at this time.

We will all miss you.

Love you always and forever.


It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Clarence Derlen Gaylord, 98, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances on Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Clarence was born on November 5, 1913 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan to the late Luther Gaylord and Annie Bradshaw.

He grew up in Saskatchewan on homesteads in Beaufield (near Plenty) and Robin Hood with his only brother, Allan.

He married Laura Helen Morgan in North Battleford, SK on January 2, 1940. They later moved to Fort Frances in 1941.


It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret “Lou” Lougheed, age 92, announce her peaceful passing at her residence, Rainycrest Home for the Aged, on June 25, 2012.

Lou was born on May 12, 1920, in Emo, Ont. to Fred and Margaret Doman.

Lou was married to Mac Lougheed on October 28, 1939, who predeceased her on October 22, 1990. They were a well known couple in the district, involved in many community events, especially curling and Kiwanis.