Thursday, November 27, 2014



Fred Nighswander passed from his home at Barwick, Ont. to his heavenly reward on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at the age of 100 years, two months, and 11 days.
He was born Oct. 12, 1912 in the village of Altona, Pickering Township, Ont., to the late David and Nancy (Lehman) Nighswander.
At the age of 17, he gave his heart to the Lord and chose membership with the Mennonite Church.


Donald Melville, 86, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
As per his wishes, there will be no funeral.


Fred Nighswander, 100, of Barwick, Ont., passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at his residence.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at Barwick Community Hall.
Interment will be at Manitou Rapids Church on the Hill.


Hazel Turcotte, 73, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Hazel was born April 9, 1939 in Guernsey, Sask. to Sydney and Pauline Hill.


Hazel Turcotte, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
A complete obituary will follow.


George Ralph Broeffle, 65 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
George was a proud member of Seine River First Nation, spending many happy years there working as the band manager. Before and since, he remained active as a business consultant, maintaining his passion for assisting the youth of his community in any way he could.


It is with deep sadness that the family of George Daniel Hrynuk announces his passing on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
George was born Oct. 27, 1931 in Fort Frances to the late Mike and Mary Hrynuk.
George had worked on the railroad most of his. He retired at the age of 55 after 40 years of service.


Norine Catherine Koval passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 surrounded by her family.
Always dedicated to her family, she will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Douglas Koval; her three daughters, Shannon, Kayle, and Courtney; and two grandchildren, Haydin and Jagger.


With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Michael Freeman on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
Michael was born Nov. 4, 1961 in Fort Frances, Ont., the fifth son born to the late Allan and Edna Freeman.
He attended Fort High and Condeferation College.

HOWARD JOHN BROWN (Ogimaa’igabo)

It is with great sadness that the family of Howard John Brown announces his passing on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.
Howard was born Nov. 14, 1946 in Mine Centre, ONT. to Harold and Frances Brown.


To know John was to love John, and for 88 years the world was blessed with his infectious joy of life and charismatic personality.
As an acclaimed “story teller” and gregarious humourist, his legacy will resonate in our hearts forever.


Patricia D. Dandeneau, 73, formerly of International Falls, Mn./Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the St. Therese Care Center in New Hope, Mn. after a long and arduous battle with COPD.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bert, and mother, Sophie Chornopski.


Michael (“Mike”) Freeman, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.


John Louis Moran passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. in Fort Frances, Ont.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Pastor Jeff Plett officiating.


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.