Monday, March 2, 2015

Obituaries

BEVERLY ANN SHEBAGEGIT

Beverly Ann (Oh-zow-shko-gee-zho-go-goh-b week) Shebagegit (nee Jourdain), 68, of Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, passed away Friday March 29, 2013 at the Lake Of The Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ont.
She was born March 30, 1944 in Fort Frances, Ont. She lived in the area most of life.

LETITIA LOUISE BRUCE

Letitia Louise Bruce died Feb. 15, 2013 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. 
“Tish” was born Oct. 2, 1924 in Carroll, IA to Frank and Bertha Sullivan. Her family moved to Bertram, MN where she attended school through Grade 11. She graduated from St. Francis HS in Little Falls, MN in 1942.  

LORRAINE ELIZABETH POSTHUMUS (nee KAEMINGH)

(July 24, 1963-March 15, 2013)
Peacefully, at her home in Port Perry, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 15, 2013 at age 49, Lorraine Elizabeth Posthumus (nee Kaemingh), dearly loved wife of Terry Posthumus, passed away.

FLORA MILLS

Florie (Flora) Mills fell asleep in death on Saturday, March 16, 2013 after a year-long struggle with congestive heart failure.
She would have been 87 on April 21.
In 1920, Florie’s parents, Ekaterina and Wilhelm Kliner, fled the Bolshevik revolution in Belarus and sailed to Canada aboard the White Star Liner Baltic, a sister ship to the Titanic.

BETTY MARSH

Betty Marsh (Aug. 1932-Feb. 2013) passed away peacefully in Calgary after a lengthy illness.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Heather Battle, son-in-law Trevor, and grandson Abel Battle, as well as many sisters and brothers-in-law and many much loved nieces, nephews and friends.
“Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

WILLIAM JOSEPH ‘BILLY’ OTTERTAIL (Nowatagabow)

William Joseph “Billy” Ottertail (Nowatagabow), 74, of Lac La Croix First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
He was born Dec. 23, 1938 in Fort Frances to the late Frank Hosler and Lizzie Kingfisher.

KENNETH ROBERT “KEN” MUNN

Kenneth Robert “Ken” Munn of Fort Frances, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the age of 88. Ken was born on July 24, 1924 in Hamiota, Manitoba to Purl and Anna Munn.
As a young boy his family moved to what was known as the Munn Ranch north of Emo, Ontario.

MARGUERITE RAMONA (GIRLY) LEWIS

Marguerite Ramona (Girly) Lewis, 73, of International Falls, Mn., passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mn.
Ramona was born Feb. 28, 1940 at home on Couchiching Reserve near Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Gilbert and Florence Perrault.

LYLE RAYMOND SNIDER

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lyle Raymond Snider, 61, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Chris (Angela), Ron, and Tim (Karen); and his beloved grandchildren, Copper, Scarlet, Tori, Abby, Hailey, Cole, Jade, Brooke, and Gavin.

GABIUS HENDRIK ‘HENK’ ABMA

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Gabius Hendrik “Henk” Abma, of Emo, Ont., on Monday March 11, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was born in Bolsward, Friesland on July 8, 1923 to Pietje and Johannes Abma. He immigrated to Winnipeg, Man. in 1950 and there Henk worked for the T. Eaton Company as a baker for 10 years.

FLORA MILLS

Flora Mills (nee Kliner) passed away peacefully, at the age of 86, on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at her residence in Oxdrift, Ont.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family interment will take place at a later date.
A complete obituary to follow.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com

D. SYBIL MOWE

Sybil Mowe passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age 86.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family service will take place at a later date.
A complete obituary to follow.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com

MARILYN VIOLA ‘JO’ OLSON

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their dear loved one, Marilyn Viola “Jo” Olson, on Wednesday. March 13 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.
Jo was born March 26, 1945 in Simcoe, Ont. to Harlen and Ethel Sipes.

GEORGE FREDERICK BRIANT

George was born to Gertrude Paulette (Boyce) and Sidney Herbert Briant at Erith, Kent, England in 1916 during a World War One zeppelin raid.
He retained childhood memories of being outfitted with a protective tin hat.
On March 19, 1921, George sailed with his parents from Liverpool to Saint John, N.B. In 1925, the family settled in Plumas, Man.

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.