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DOROTHEA ANNA BERYL CUPP

After a long and fulfilling life, Dorothea Anna Beryl Cupp left this Earth, peacefully and surrounded by love. We mourn the loss of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

Mom was born May 30, 1924 in Stratton, Ont. to Cynthia and Archibald Shaw. She was the youngest of six children.

Dot grew up in Stratton and met her husband, Bob, at a baseball game in Pinewood. Mom had moved to Fort Erie to train as a “Rosie the Riveter.” Dad and Mom’s sister, Helen, visited her there and Dad proposed. They were married on the Shaw family farm on June 7, 1944.

VIVIAN JOYCE HARTNELL

It is with great sadness that the family of Vivian Joyce Hartnell announces her passing.

Surrounded by her loving family, Vivian passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2013 in the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont. at the age of 88.

Vivian was born March 13, 1924 to Hugo and Daisy Hanson in their home in Atwood Township. She was the second oldest of six children.

On July 10, 1943, Vivian married the love of her life, Fred. Together they farmed and raised their 10 children.

ELSIE HELENE WILSON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elsie Helene Wilson, 91, of Alberton Township, Ont., on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. with family by her side.

Elsie was born on April 13, 1921 in Camper, Man. to the late Fredrick and Barbara Ulrich. She moved to Winnipeg, Man. in the early 1940s.

On Dec. 31, 1945, she married Alex (Mel) Wilson in Winnipeg. In 1946, they made their home in Alberton Township, where they raised three children on their farm.

DOROTHEA CUPP

The family of Dorothea Cupp sadly announces her passing on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A celebration of Mom’s life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Frances, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.

VIVIAN HARTNELL

The family sadly announces the passing of Vivian Hartnell on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Rainy River, Ont.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church.

A complete obituary will follow.

GAYLORD (‘BEBOMAASH’) HORTON

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Gaylord (“Bebomaash”) Horton, 58, of Rainy River First Nations, Ont., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gaylord was born Thursday, March 18, 1954 in Emo, Ont. and had lived all his life in Rainy River District.

He had worked as a lumberjack, a fishing guide, and a tour guide at the Manitou Mounds. He also was a traditional men’s grass dancer, Bingo caller, musician, goaltender, and a catcher for fastpitch.

GAYLORD (‘BEBOMAASH’) HORTON

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Gaylord “Bebomaash” Horton, of Rainy River First Nations, Ont., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A traditional Midewiwin ceremony will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Rainy River Rapids First Nations gymnasium.

A funeral wake will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 from 4 p.m. at the Rainy River First Nations gymnasium.

A complete obituary will follow.

PATRICIA FRIDAY Nabaa Kamiigoke–Atik Dodem

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Patricia Friday, 61, of Couchiching First Nation, announces her passing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

Patricia was born May 27, 1951 in Seine River, Ont. to Boudreau and Jessie Friday.

Although she was called away too soon, she treasured each and every moment she shared with those around her. Her laughter will survive in our memories.

MARGUERITE LORRAINE RUSSELL

Marguerite Lorraine Russell passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 after a valiant battle with lung disease.

She was born May 21, 1930 to James and Anne Cumming.

Before moving to St. Croix, “Muggs,” as she also was known, worked as a registered nurse in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Denver, Colo., and Minneapolis, Mn.

IRENE JEAN DONNELLY

It is with great sadness we wish to announce the passing of Irene Donnelly, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Blackhawk, Ont. to the late Alexander and Gladys Ross. She was the youngest of her eight siblings.

Irene began her career at the CIBC bank in Fort Frances in 1948, where she continued to work until 1976, when Murray, Irene, and son, Brian, made the move to Thunder Bay, Ont.

EDWARD JAMES ‘JIM’ HRYNUK

The family of Edward James “Jim” Hrynuk, 83, wishes to announce his passing on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. following his journey with Multiple Myeloma.

“Big Jim” and “10 horse Jim” always will be remembered by those who knew him as an approachable, friendly, humorous fellow who always had a smile and quick-witted line.

Jim was born in Fort Frances, Ont. and lived in the country and bush all his life. He spent his early years growing up in Sleeman, Stratton, Mine Centre, and Farrington.

ANITA (NITA) LEA TAYLOR

It is with great sorrow that we wish to share the passing of Anita (Nita) Lea Taylor, nee Darval, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 after a brave and inspiring battle against numerous strokes and health issues.

Anita was born May 22, 1931 in International Falls, Mn. She attended school in International Falls and graduated from Falls High.

Her father, Mederic Darval, owned and operated the D&H Service Station, where she worked as a bookkeeper for a number of years.

DANIEL JOHN ‘DAN’ GALLOW

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Daniel John “Dan” Gallow, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Dan was born Oct. 16, 1946 in Fort William, Ont. to the late Patrick and Ella Gallow.

He had worked as a drafstman/property assessor for the Province of Ontario for 30 years. He loved art, mostly drawing and painting, as well as music, both listening to and singing along.

He also enjoyed feeding the squirrels and other wildlife on the steps of his house.

MARGUERITE LORRAINE RUSSELL

Marguerite Lorraine Russell passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 after a valiant battle with lung disease.

She was born May 21, 1930.

Before moving to St. Croix, “Muggs,” as she also was known, worked as a registered nurse in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Denver, Colo., and Minneapolis, Mn.

She was drawn to the Virgin Islands after taking a wind jammer cruise that included a stop at St. Croix. After returning to Minneapolis, she and her close friend, Barb, chose to return to the island, where she began her new career as a nurse in Frederiksted.

RYDER LYNE HORTON

Ryder Lyne Horton, of 137 Fourth St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Fort Frances.

She was predeceased by her maternal great-grandfather, Norman Allan, and paternal great-grandparents, Lyle and Patricia Grover.

Ryder is survived by her father and mother, Vernon Horton and Chelsea Jack-Allan of Fort Frances, Ont.; and sister, Aryanna Destiny Horton.

CHARLES LISANDER DIMIT

It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Lisander Dimit announce his peaceful passing, at the age of 98, on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

Charlie was born Oct. 18, 1914 in Togo, Sask. to Robert and Edith Dimit.

He joined the Armed Forces on April 25, 1941 in Winnipeg, Man. and served as a gunner in the 5th Armoured Division of the 17th Field Regiment until his discharge on Feb 9, 1946.

He served his country in England, Italy, and going through France into Belgium and Holland. He was stationed in Germany when the war ended.

DOUG MILLS

Doug Mills, of Oxdrift, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 after living with the challenges of dementia for many years.

Florie (Kliner), his wife of 55 years, took care of him until she couldn’t anymore and the staff of Princess Court did their best to fill her shoes for the brief time he lived there.

Doug’s profession and passion was trucking; he was never happier than when behind the steering wheel exploring a rough haul road.

ANN WILSON (Bebaamichiwebiik)

Ann Wilson (Bebaamichiwebiik) passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 with her family by her side.

Ann was born Nov. 19, 1925 to Johnny and Agnes Speaker, and was a beloved, respected, and honoured elder by many people in Canada and United States.

She is survived by two sons, Allan J. Wilson (wife, Bev) and Raymond; grandchildren, Jason, Marty, Joal, John, and Debbie; and great-grandchildren, Bryton, Oshyn, Bayzhik, Divina, Markus, Animikii, Sarah, Corbin, Sayge, John Jr., Nelson, Cameron, Akeesha, and Talyn.

JAMES STUART (JIM) McINNIS

James Stuart (Jim) McInnis, 84, of 318 Third St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Jim was born June 4, 1928 in Emo, Ont. to the late James Sr. and Eda McInnis. In his younger years, Jim loved motorcycling.

On Nov. 29, 1952, he was united in marriage to the former Daisy Jackway.

Jim worked as a tinsmith at the pulp and paper mill for 45 years, retiring in 1992. For many years, he enjoyed operating his CB radio with friends and all those friends he met.

EARL IVER SANDMOEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Earl Iver Sandmoen announces his peaceful passing, with family by his side, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

Earl was born Nov. 27, 1931 to Alfred and Emma Sandmoen of Rainy River, Ont.

Earl was a man of many talents; he worked as a fishing guide, drove school bus, was a truck driver, and worked as a mechanic and welder in the Rainy River area.

After moving to Niagara on the Lake, Ont., he worked as a welder in the shipyards and GM Motors, retiring after 26 plus years.

LEA QUIBELL

Lea Quibell passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 90.

She was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 70 years, Allan.

Lea was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Vassar, Man. to the late Antoine and Delina Levesque. She was one of 13 children and is survived by her brother, Romeo.

On April 15, 1940, she was united in marriage to Allan Quibell and together they had four children.

SHARON TIBBS

Sharon Tibbs, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 with her family by her side.

Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

Sharon was born Aug. 12, 1943 in Fort Frances to Vivian (Mallory) and Fred Carter. Sharon was a bright student and enjoyed language studies.

She received several awards for spoken poetry in 1956 and 1957. Her greatest achievement was in Grade 8 when she won the prestigious Rose Bowl award for spoken poetry.