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Obituaries

AIMEE ROCHELLE ADAMS

Aimee Rochelle Adams, 33, of Couchiching First Nation, passed away suddenly on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances with her loved her ones by her side.

She was born Sept. 4, 1980 to Calvin and Peggy Adams.

She lived in the Fort Frances area all of her life, attending high school here and earning her Personal Support Worker diploma at the local college.

Earning that diploma was a proud moment for Aimee, and she enjoyed working with the elderly. She always was patient and kind, and was known to be able to get a smile from everyone.

KENNETH ELMER CARLSON

Kenneth Elmer Carlson, 78, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Dec. 28, 1934 in Tovell Township, Ont. and had lived all of his life in Rainy River District.

In 1951, Kenneth began work at the Canadian National Railways in the freight department located in Fort Frances. During his 38-year career, he also worked as a train messenger, in the yard office, and the shops.

He later worked in Rainy River, Ont. before moving to Thunder Bay, Ont., where he retired in 1989.

AIMEE ADAMS

Aimee Adams, 33, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at LVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

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

ROBERT E. (BOB) WARD

Robert E. (Bob) Ward, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

In respect to Bob’s wishes, a private family service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

KENNETH ELMER CARLSON

Kenneth Elmer Carlson, 78, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home.

Pastor Brian Keffer will officiate, with interment in the Riverview Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com

NORMAND BERGERON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Normand Bergeron on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

He was born Dec. 31, 1953.

Norm is survived by his wife, Diane, of 28 years, and his three children, Chantalle (Kyle) Cloutier, Melanie, and Nick.

DOROTHY THOMPSON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Mildred Thompson, nee Angus, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at the Atikokan General Hospital Extended Care Wing in Atikokan, Ont.

Dorothy was born Oct. 28, 1923 in Fort Frances, Ont.

She moved to Atikokan in 1952, where she lived until her passing.

She was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. She also enjoyed spending time with her large family and being outside working in her gardens.

SHIRLEY IRENE WICKSTROM (STEWART)

Shirley Irene Wickstrom (Stewart) passed away, with family at her side, on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Kelowna, B.C. at the age of 86.

Born July 5, 1927 in Clandeboye, Man., she was the youngest of six daughters born to Elizabeth McBain and Walter Sutherland.

Music was a mainstay in the Sutherland home, served with generous portions of love and laughter.

Shirley came to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1947, when she married John R. Stewart. Together, they raised their children (Laurie, Sherry, and Wendi) on their farm in Crozier.

JOHN ERNEST (CHRIS) CHRISTIANSEN

It is with deep sadness we announce that our dad and grandpa, Chris Christiansen, passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, B.C. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at the age of 88.

He will be greatly missed by his children, John (Mary), Marianne, and Walt (Julia); grandchildren, Mark (Rhian), Scott (Tina), Tyler, and Zac; and great-grandchildren, Makayla, Hannah, Theo, and Hayden.

He also is survived by his brother, Walter, of Fort Frances, Ont.; brother-in-law, Louie (Maureen) Corrado and sister-in-law, Christine Corrado; as well as many nieces and nephews.

OLGA LINNEA VIKTORIA JOHNSRUD

It is with great sadness that the family of Linnea Johnsrud, 94, announces her peaceful passing on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.

Linnea was born March 12, 1919, at the home of her grandparents in McCrosson Township, Ont., to Isador and Annie (Halverson) Larson.

Linnea often reminisced about growing up in the Bergland, Ont. area.

JARRETT ROUSSEAU

It is with great sorrow that the family of Jarrett Rousseau, 27, announces his peaceful passing, at his home in Fort Frances, Ont., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 after a long, hard courageous battle with cancer.

Jarrett was born in Fort Frances on Feb. 25, 1986. He moved to Geraldton, Ont. for a few years, before returning to settle in Fort Frances in 2003.

Jarrett was a fun, outgoing, humorous individual. He was an avid lover of the outdoors, anything to do with being outside, hunting, fishing, walking, and bonfires.

JOYCE EVELYN HOUSE

Joyce Evelyn House, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.

Joyce was born Oct. 19, 1947 in Arbor Vitae, Ont. to Svea and Yngve Anderson.

She was ill as a young child, overcoming a childhood illness that left her with epilepsy.

She moved to Calgary, Alta. as a young woman, working at Foothill Hospital in the Dietary Department. She spoke fondly of her time there.

Joyce was united in marriage to Randy House on Nov. 19, 1973 and they would have celebrated their 40th anniversary next month.

MABEL JANE GUIMOND

Mabel Jane Guimond passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Born May 4, 1929, and a survivor of the Indian Residential School system, Mabel worked and lived in the Fort Frances area for most of her life, where she raised her three children.

She was predeceased by her son, Randy Paul Guimond.

JOYCE HOUSE

Joyce House, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

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

MONA FAYE GASPARINI

“ If my parting has left a void then fi ll it with remembered joy, A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow”

It is with deep sadness that the family of Mona Faye Gasparini announces her passing on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Fort Frances, Ont.

AGNES HILL

It is with great sadness that the family of Agnes Hill announces her passing on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the UBC Transitional Care Unit in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 92.

Agnes was born in Nagyborzsony, Hungary on Aug. 8, 1921 to Martin and Agnes Kempf.

She emigrated to Canada in 1930 and settled in Fort Frances, Ont.

Agnes was united in marriage to Charles Hill on May 8, 1943. They were married for 49 years before his passing in 1992.

LAWRENCE DENNIS (LORNIE) OSTER

The family of Lawrence (Lornie) Oster sadly announces his sudden passing on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at the Penticton Regional Hospital in Penticton, B.C.

Born Jan. 25, 1949 and formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., Lornie leaves a loving wife, Ann (nee Scott), also formerly of the Fort Frances area; and two daughters, Tabitha and Evelyn Oster.

JAMES EDWARD (ED) PENNEY

James Edward (Ed) Penney passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at the Collingwood Nursing Home at the age of 87.

Dear step-father to Jim Tough (Lee Fielding), Iona (Noni) Tough, Peter Tough, and the late Bonnie Tough.

He is survived by his brothers, Frank (Merle), Bill (Betty), Greg (Donna), and Leo (Bonnie); brother-in-law, John Audette; and sisters, Pat (Butch) Mosley and Marie (Norman) Duhamel.

THOMAS EDWARD (TOM) KENNY

It is with great sorrow that the family of Tom Kenny announces his passing on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Tom was born July 7, 1943 in Dryden, Ont. to Tom and Margaret Kenny.

He married the love of his life, Bette Sue Doman, on Oct. 24, 1970. She was his universe and her unexpected passing on Sept. 2 was devastating.

Together, they started their family, raising two boys who were everything to him.

Tom worked at the local paper mill for 33 years, retiring in 2007. He also was a current member of the Shriners and Granite Lodge.

THOMAS EDWARD KENNY

It is with great sorrow that the family of Thomas Edward Kenny, 70, announces his passing on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

AGNES HILL

It is with great sadness that the family of Agnes Hill announces her passing on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the UBC Transitional Care Unit in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 92.

Agnes was born in Nagyborzsony, Hungary on Aug. 8, 1921 to Martin and Agnes Kempf.

She emigrated to Canada in 1930 and settled in Fort Frances, Ont.

Agnes was united in marriage to Charles Hill on May 8, 1943. They were married for 49 years before his passing in 1992.

LOUISE FRANCES LaBOSSIERE

It is with great sadness that the family of Louise Frances LaBossiere announces her passing on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Louise was born May 18, 1938 in Prince Albert, Sask. to Gertrude and Harold Neufeld.

She married Omer in 1965 in Victoria, B.C. and in 1976 they made Somerset, Man. their home.

In 1984, they moved to Nestor Falls, Ont. and bought Clarke and Crombie Camp. She loved the camp life and the people she met.

JOSEPH (JOE) OLYNYK

The greatest mushroom and blueberry patch in Heaven now has someone special walking there with a huge smile on his face.

Joseph (Joe) Olynyk entered into Heaven on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at the age of 83 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Joe was born Aug. 26, 1930 in Sundown, Man. to Fedor and Sophie Olynyk. He was the second youngest of 11 children.

While growing up, Joe’s time was divided between Winnipeg and Sundown, and later made his home in Fort Frances, Ont.