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NEELTJE ‘NELLIE’ MASSON

It with great sadness that the family of Neeltje “Nellie” Masson announces her passing on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Nellie was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on July 31, 1931. She immigrated to Canada in July, 1952 and she became “a good Canadian.”

In the fall of 1952, she met the love of her life, Hugh Masson, of Pilot Mound, Man. They were wed April 25, 1953.

VICTOR BRYNOLD (BRUNO) LINDHOLM

Victor Brynold “Bruno” Lindholm passed away peacefully, at the age of 95, on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Dec. 24, 1917 in Morsil, Sweden to Victor and Anna Lindholm (nee Gabrielson) but moved to Canada at two years of age.

The second-eldest of nine brothers, Bruno grew up and lived in Fort Frances.

He met Maria (Mary) Sloboda, the love of his life, in October, 1939. On Aug. 18, 1940, they united in marriage at the Knox United Church in Fort Frances.

Bruno and Mary celebrated 72 years together in 2012.

WILLIAM “BILL” FRASER NODEN

Bill Noden, of Parksville, B.C., passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at his home.

Born in Fort Frances, Ont. in October 19 1929, Bill moved to the west coast attendeding The University in British Columbia. There, he met and then married his wife Edith in July of 1952. They have just celebrated 60 years of marriage this past summer.

Bill is survived by his wife and four children: Cathy, Nancy , Janet, and Ruth. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren Adam, Daniel, Chloe, William, Hannah, Jaling, and Lily as well as three son-in-laws: Leo, Ben, and Jeff.

EDMOND JERRY ISABELLE

Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of Jerry Isabelle, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the age of 64.

Jerry was born July 9, 1948 in Fort Frances to Edmond and Dorothy Isabelle.

He enjoyed his sports, especially hockey. He was a true Toronto Maple Leafs fan always.

He also enjoyed Bingo and spending time with family.

Jerry is survived by his sister, Debbie (Paul) Beaudry of Winnipeg, Man.; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

JACQUELINE LOUISE (JACKIE) JOURDAIN

Jacqueline Louise (Jackie) Jourdain, 53, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Dec. 13, 1959 in Fort Frances to the late Leonard and Kathleen Jourdain.

In her earlier years, Jackie worked at C.O.P.E. in Fort Frances and for Couchiching First Nation until she was unable to any longer.

For enjoyment, Jackie enjoyed her music and playing guitar. She also had a passion for woodworking, which family and friends fondly remember.

CLAUDE DANIEL (JOSEPH) DeGAGNE

Claude Daniel (Joseph) DeGagné passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Ottawa General Hospital in Ottawa, Ont.

He was the beloved husband of Laura (Calder); loving father of Michael (Tammy), Jacqueline, Giselle, and Monique (Gregg); and cherished grandpa of André, Alexandre, Charlotte, Isabella, Katherine, and Gregory.

DARLEEN DERKSON

Darleen Edith Derkson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at St. Joeseph’s Hospice in Thunder Bay, Ont. after a short battle with cancer.

Darleen was born April 5 1950 to Henry and Edith Richert in Fort Frances Ont., where she lived most of her life until moving to Thunder Bay in 2007 to enjoy her retirement.

Darleen retired from the Rainy River Board of Education, where she worked as an education assistant for 17 years. She looked forward to work every day and loved the joy the kids brought to her life.

KENNETH MUNN

Kenneth Munn, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2013 at his home.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com

LILA ANDY (Nahnahbush)

Lila Andy (Nahnahbush), 89, of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, March 3, 2013.

She was born May 29, 1923 in Big Grassy First Nation to the late Tom and Mary Adams.

Lila is survived by her son, Colin Andy; sister, Annie Rodegard; grandchildren, Allan Gibbons (Laurie Morrison), Waylon Gibbins, Melissa Archie (Robin Archie), Peter Gibbins, Bryan Andy Jr. (Tanya Jourdain), and Krystal Andy; and great-grandchildren, Kenisha, Robby and Lucas Archie, Sai and Cherish Gibbins, and Elizabeth and Mia Andy.

GRACE CARMODY

It is with great sadness that the family of Grace Carmody, 98, announces her passing on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Sunday, Oct. 18, 1914 in Winnipeg, Man.

After finishing business college there, she moved to Fort Frances, where she met her husband, Donald (Pat) Carmody. They were married for 46 years until his passing in 1981.

Grace kept busy with many things in her life, volunteering for 35 years at La Verendrye Hospital, where she did hairdressing. She also loved to knit and do crossword puzzles.

DANNY GRAY

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Daniel Arthur Joseph Gray, 46, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Gray, in 2010.

Daniel is survived by his mother, Ruth Gray; sister, Emily (Paul) LaFreniere; niece, Ashley LaFreniere (Brandon); nephew, Justin LaFreniere (Alyx); and great-nephew, Carter LaFreniere.

Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and special friends, Wendell and Jeanne Stevens and Jackie and Victoria Dupuis-Brandli.

GRAHAM DOUGLAS MATHESON

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Graham, son, life partner, brother, and friend. 

Graham was born Nov. 24, 1960 in Fort Frances, Ont. and lived his entire life in his home town.

Graham was employed by the Town of Fort Frances for more than 30 years. He began his career under the guidance of his old friend and mentor, Metro Wowchuk, eventually achieving the position of Sportsplex Facilities Superintendent.

Graham leaves behind many good friends old and new as he was a true and loyal friend always willing to help others.

JAMES ALBERT DAVID BOURRE

It is with great sadness that the family of James Albert David Bourre announces his passing on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

Jim was born Nov. 18, 1968 in Rainy River, Ont. to Philip (Chipper) and Evelyn Bourre. He was raised in Rainy River and lived there his whole life.

Jim was happiest on the lake, where he loved to fish. He worked at several resorts as a guide.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and his cat “Freckles.”

GRACE CARMODY

It is with great sadness that the family of Grace Carmody, 98, announces her passing on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Wayne McIntosh officiating.

Interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

GRAHAM MATHESON

Graham Matheson, 52, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A private family service will be held.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.

TAMMY JUNE McQUAKER

`It is with great sadness that the family of Tammy June McQuaker announces her passing on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

She peacefully slipped away on angels’ wings to Heaven.

Tammy was born June 25, 1961 in Rainy River, Ont. to Helen and Andy McQuaker.

Tammy was an independent, energetic, and fun-loving woman. She loved nature, adventure, and cared deeply for all of her family and friends. Tammy especially loved her grandchildren, who brought great pride and joy to her life.

RALPH Z. HULL

Ralph Z. Hull, 80, of Orr, Mn., passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Mn.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Green-Larsen Mortuary in International Falls, Mn.

Online condolences may be offered at www.greenlarsen.com

RAOUL JOSEPH CAYER

Raoul Cayer passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, with his family by his side, at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dad was born July 28, 1918 in Lenacre, Sask. In his late teens, he moved with his family to Vassar, Man., where he met and married Blanche Beaucage in 1939.

Raoul and Blanche had two daughters, Della (1942) and Julie (1944).

Dad enlisted in the army in 1943 and was deployed to Europe from 1944-46. He was a lifetime member of the Emo Legion Br. #99.

MARY (MARIE) CAMPBELL

Mary Campbell, 83, of Kenora, Ont., and formerly of Chapple Township, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora.

Mary was born Dec. 20, 1929 to the late Sandy and Lizzie (nee Ferris-Hagen) Campbell.

She is survived by her many cousins and her friends at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Kenora.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Finland Cemetery.

RAOUL CAYER

The family sadly announces the passing of Raoul Cayer, 94, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.