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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.

MERVIN DOUGLAS HYATT

It is with great sadness that the family of Mervin Douglas Hyatt announces his passing on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born May 21, 1947 in Dryden, Ont. to Ann and Jack Hyatt. The family moved to Emo, Ont. when he was still very young.

He met “his girl,” Gayle, when they were young teenagers, and they were married May 25, 1968. Shortly afterward, they moved to Ear Falls, Ont., where Mervin worked for Bruce Lake Mines for about a year, then to Nanaimo, B.C., where he was employed at the Harmac Mill for seven years.

HILDA MYKYTYN

Hilda Mykytyn, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Rainy River.

A complete obituary will follow.

DON GILLMOR

For years, whenever a case about freedom of the press made headlines, Donald Gillmor’s phone would ring around the clock with callers seeking his input and guidance.

The attention made sense. When it came to media law, Gillmor literally wrote the book.

Gillmor, a longtime professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of Minnesota and founding figure in the school’s media law center, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the age of 86.

SARAH TANIA PELLETIER-GUTTA

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sarah Tania Pelletier-Gutta on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

Born March 16, 1972 in Thunder Bay, Ont., Sarah was the first of five children born to Carolyn (nee Rinne) and Fern Pelletier of North Branch, Ont.

Sarah grew up a true “country girl” at their rural family home—picking wildflowers, catching fireflies in mason jars, besting everyone in family game nights, rocking out to ’80s music, and teasing her younger siblings mercilessly.

JANE TURPLE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jane Turple, 89, on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Roseview Manor in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Jane is survived by her three children, Sheila, Rita, and Don; and her two grandchildren, Cody and Samantha.

Jane taught for more than 30 years in Fort Frances, Ont., predominantly teaching Grade 1 at Robert Moore School—work that she loved dearly.

She was the wife of Jack Turple.

She was born in Poland, the daughter of Pete and Paula Sozanski, and came to Canada when she was seven years old.

JULIA ELIZABETH VOLK

It is with deep sadness that the family of Julia Elizabeth Volk announces her passing on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at her residence in Fort Frances, Ont.

Julia was born Friday, June 25, 1937 in Pontrillis, Sask. to the late Samuel “Sam” and Patricia “Lilly” Panchyshyn. She came to Fort Frances in 1954, where she had lived since.

She had worked in the laundry department at the Rainy Lake Hotel, and also as a baker and cake decorator at the Bonnie Blue. She also did catering with her husband, Fred.

MERVIN DOUGLAS HYATT

It is with great sadness that the family of Mervin Douglas Hyatt announces his passing on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born May 21, 1947 in Dryden, Ont. to Ann and Jack Hyatt. The family moved to Emo, Ont. when he was still very young.

He met “his girl,” Gayle, when they were young teenagers, and they were married May 25, 1968. Shortly afterward, they moved to Ear Falls, Ont., where Mervin worked for Bruce Lake Mines for about a year, then to Nanaimo, B.C., where he was employed at the Harmac Mill for seven years.

JULIE VOLK

Julie Volk, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

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.

GORDON BOLAND

It is with sadness that we annouce Gordon Boland, 78, has passed away to a better world.

He was born in Fort Frances, Ont. in 1934 but has resided in Vancouver, B.C. for the past 50 years.

He leaves his partner of 37 years, Bas Van Der Hoek, and three brothers, Robert of Fort Frances, Ont., Patrick of Prince Albert, Sask., and Larry of Airdrie, Alta.

Gordon worked many years as an LPN caring for seniors, where his personality and demeanour made those he came in contact with very happy by the way they were treated by him.

He will be missed.

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.