You are here

Obituaries

HAZEL TURCOTTE

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.

She leaves behind her husband, Sylvio; children, Jordie, Sandy, Darren, and David (Nicole); grandchildren, Derek, Jayde, Riley, Randy, Landon, Cole, and Taylor; sisters, Phyllis Shine and Yvonne Kerr; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

HAZEL TURCOTTE

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

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.

His focus always was on his family and loved ones, being there for them whether as a mentor and guide, a confidante, or simply as a friend.

GEORGE DANIEL HRYNUK

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.

He enjoyed visiting with friends and family, and was a very easy-going and nice person.

NORINE CATHERINE KOVAL

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.

She also will be dearly missed by her sister, Penny Knapp; brothers, Richard Reid, Chris Reid, and Brad Latour; mother, Marilyn Latour; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.

MICHAEL FREEMAN

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.

During his career, he was the sports editor at the Fort Frances Times, where he received a regional, provincial, and national award for his photography. He also was employed by CFOB as a radio announcer and news director.

Michael loved hockey and spent many years announcing games for the Muskies and Lakers.

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.

He worked as a community health representative for Lac La Croix First Nation, retiring in 2005. He worked for more than 25 years for the community, devoting his service to the health and well-being of the community.

On Feb. 2, 1980, he was united in marriage to Audrey Atatise.

JOHN LOUIS MORAN

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.

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.

PATRICIA DANDENEAU

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.

Patricia is survived by her children, Mark (Kasia) of Oregon, Elaine (Bill) Zbaracki of Minnesota, Chris of Michigan, and Janet of Oregon; and grandchildren, Grant Dandeneau, Matthew Zbaracki, Karielle Zbaracki, Kyle Sitarski, Keigan Dandeneau, Kinley Dandeneau, and Annika Dandeneau.

JOHN LOUIS MORAN

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.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Thunder Bay, Ont. at a later date.

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.

SHERI LEA STAMARSKI

Sheri Lea Stamarski, 49, of Burriss, Ont., passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Sheri was born April 14, 1963 in Fort Frances.

In her early years, she attended and graduated from Confederation College with diplomas in Hotel Management and Business. Over the years, she had devoted her time to the Women’s Institute Pioneer Museum as curator, the Burriss Women’s Institute as president, and the area W.I. as Tweedsmuir curator.

SHEILA McGREGOR COX

Sheila McGregor Cox, beloved wife of Graham of Calgary, Alta., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the age of 85.

Sheila was born Feb. 17, 1927 in Vernon, B.C. and attended school there. Her post-secondary education was at the University of British Columbia and the Presbyterian Deaconess School in Toronto, Ont., where she met her husband, Graham, in 1947.

They were married in Vernon that same year and moved to Kenora, Ont.

GERALDINE CORDELIA SMART

Geraldine Cordelia Smart, 94, of Rainy River, Ont. and formerly of Pinewood, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Geraldine was born March 24, 1918 in Buttress, Sask. to George and Mabel Scott.

At the age of 16, Geraldine and her family left Saskatchewan and came to Pinewood. She was united in marriage to Frank Smart on April 22, 1938.

Together they farmed and raised their family on a farm just west of Pinewood. In 1966, they moved to Rainy River.

MARGARET F. CLARKE

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Margaret Frances Clarke (Maggie) on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 86.

Maggie was born July 20, 1926 in Blackhawk, Ont. and lived most of her life in Fort Frances.

She attended Fort Frances High School and then went on to work for Mando for a few years until the birth of her son, Derek, who was the light of her life.

PAUL DAVID FRASER

Paul David Fraser passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 68 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Paul will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Shirley; and daughter, Christine, son-in-law, Dave, and grandchildren, Tanner and Abby, all of whom he cherished.

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.

THELMA LINDSELL

Thelma Alberta Lindsell (nee Cain) passed away peacefully at her home in Fort Frances on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the age of 88.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Melvin, and three children, Victoria Calder (Stanley) of Fort Frances, Ont., Dale Lindsell (Debbie) of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Karen Chow (Marshall) of Blind River, Ont.

She also is survived by her cherished grandchildren, Aaron Calder, Courtney Calder, Leslie Lindsell, Coral McCaul, Curtis Chow, Ovina Chow, Patricia (Mike) Copetti, and Joey Hultman; and six great-grandchildren.

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 Tuesday, 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.

PAUL DAVID FRASER

Paul David Fraser passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 68 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Paul will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Shirley; and daughter, Christine, son-in-law, Dave, and grandchildren, Tanner and Abby, all of whom he cherished.

SHERI LEA STAMARSKI

Sheri Lea Stamarski, 49, of Burriss, Ont., passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Sheri was born April 14, 1963 in Fort Frances.

In her early years, she attended and graduated from Confederation College with diplomas in Hotel Management and Business. Over the years, she had devoted her time to the Women’s Institute Pioneer Museum as curator, the Burriss Women’s Institute as president, and the area W.I. as Tweedsmuir curator.

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.