It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Patricia Grozelle, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Pat was born Dec. 19, 1939 in Fort Frances to the late Mat and Anne Decker. She lived in Fort Frances all of her life.
Robert Gary Loveday, 50, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away unexpectedly, with his family by his side, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
Gary was born in Emo, Ont. on May 18, 1961 to Lawrence and Beatrice Loveday.
He worked as a logger and a sawyer for several years. Gary also had a great love for fishing, fast cars, and eagles.
Doreen C. Antonson, 78, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Rainy River Hospital with her family by her side.
Doreen was born Jan. 1, 1934 in Rainy River to Les and Annie Calder.
She was raised in Rainy River and was united in marriage to Lloyd Antonson. Together they resided and raised their family in Rainy River.
In loving memory of Sandra Adams, 66, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
She was born Nov. 30, 1945.
Sandra is survived by her children, Rodney Angus of Fort Frances, Ont. and Lara Leigh Angus of California; three grandchildren; sister, Sally Coulson of Dryden, Ont.; and brother, Trevor Tew of Dryden, Ont.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Lorraine Norris (Mattson), 85, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 with family by her side after a brief illness.
Lorraine was born May 24, 1926 in Shaunavon, Sask. to Esther (Ottavainen) and Hugo Mattson.
Lorraine married Jimmy Keith Norris on Sept. 14, 1947 in Fort Frances.
William Elmer “Bill” Wasykowski, 80, of 851 Colonization Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Bill was born Dec. 5, 1931 in Fort Frances to the late John and Nettie Wasykowski.
Larry L. Trott Sr., 57, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at St. Mary’s Essentia Health in Duluth, Mn.
Larry was born Nov. 11, 1954 in International Falls. He was a lifelong resident of the Falls and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Larry enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling, spending time with his family, picking berries, and cooking.
Mrs. Beth Florence Cole Swanson went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her husband, Rev. Earl Swanson, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
Beth was born to Dan and Grace Cole of Walkerville, Mich. on March 6, 1914. Dan Cole managed the Walkerville Bank, of which C.W. McPhail was owner at the time.
Beth worked in the bank when she was young.
Lois Helder (nee Ricci), of Morson, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 80.
Lois was born July 7, 1931 in Rainy River, Ont. to Arthur and Margaret Ricci.
James E. Griffiths passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at home after a short illness.
He was born June 1, 1931, and grew up and was educated in Canada.
David Edward Joseph Frenette passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at the Red Deer Hospice after a very brief battle with cancer.
David was born in 1938 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Ann (Lengyl) and Onesime Frenette.
David joined the RCAF in 1956 and attained the rank of corporal before he left the RCAF in 1967 in Kamloops, B.C.
After a brave battle with cancer, Shae Michael Gray Hagarty passed away peacefully, with his family at his side and Obi Wan Kenobi on his shoulder, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.
He was born March 1, 1979.
Shae had a great fondness for computers and electronic gadgets, and for helping a lot of people with their computer problems.
William “Bill” Gow, 87, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at his home.
He was born April 2, 1924 at St. Boniface, Man. He graduated from the University of Manitoba and was employed as an electrical engineer at Boise Cascade.
Bill was united in marriage to the former Marion Ruth Williams on Sept. 20, 1952. She predeceased him in 2005.
David “Bud” Victor Ronald passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Sacre Coeur Hospital at the age of 89.
He was predeceased by his parents, Dave Ronald and Catherine “Kitty” Robertson; and his brother, William “Bill” Ronald of Sudbury, Ont.
Survived by his wife, Maxine Boileau, the “love of his life” for 67 years; and his sister, Helen Coleman.
It is with sadness that the family of Marjorie Chepil, 73, of 199 Ontario St., Thunder Bay, Ont., announces her passing on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at her residence with her family by her side.
Marjorie was born Oct. 2, 1938 in McIrvine (Fort Frances), Ont. and was raised in a farm environment with her parents, Pearl and Jim Laughren.