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Obituaries

WILLIAM BODNAR

It is with great sadness we wish to announce the sudden passing of our dad, grandfather and great-grandfather, William Bodnar.

Bill was born on Dec. 21, 1935 in Springfield, Man. to Joseph and Domina Bodnar. At age 17, his family relocated to Alberton Township, where they had a coal hauling company. He was the third oldest of 11 children.

He began his working career as a milkman, then doing maintenance at the hospital, but spent most of his working life doing grounds keeping and maintenance at the mill until retiring in 1994.

ROSE REASHORE

It is with great sorrow that the Reashore/Henderson families announce the passing of our beloved mother and Baba (Grandma and Great-Grandma) on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.

Rose was born to John and Mary Gresco/Gresko on May 16, 1939 on their farm near Sheho, Sask. She was the baby of eight children.

LAWRENCE ('LARRY') RONALD NORDIN

With profound sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Larry Nordin, 88, of Bergland, Ont., at his residence on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

Larry was born on Feb. 28, 1930 in Rainy River, Ont. to Harry and Mabel Nordin.

He was united in marriage to Gwenneth Langstaff on Aug. 7, 1954. Together they raised their five children, Vicki, Kim, Jody (Larry), Sheila (Cam), and Marty, in the little hamlet of Bergland.

Larry also will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews.

DONNA MARIE SCOTT

It is with profound sadness that the family of Donna Marie Scott, 69, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Donna was born on March 24, 1949 in Emo, Ont. to Crem and Hazel Seed. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ryan Scott, on Oct. 20, 1967.

Donna was employed in the food industry, holding positions in numerous local establishments. She also spent many years as a dedicated stay-at-home mother and homemaker.

JAMES ANGUS TABAK

Jim passed away on Feb. 1, 2019 in Tucson, Ariz., the place he loved and enjoyed for 12 years after he retired.

Jim was a proud member of the I.B.E.W. and the Royal Canadian Legion. He curled for many years and enjoyed golfing, boating, and fishing, and also spent many happy hours on the lakes.

He grew up in Flin Flon, Man. and the call of the outdoors never left him.

Jim forever will be in the desert and the pine trees, and will be remembered fondly by his wife, Lois, and sons, Tom (Hannah) and Doug.

DONNA MARIE SCOTT

It is with profound sadness that the family of Donna Marie Scott, 69, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Donna was born on March 24, 1949 in Emo, Ont. to Crem and Hazel Seed. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ryan Scott, on Oct. 20, 1967.

Donna was employed in the food industry, holding positions in numerous local establishments. She also spent many years as a dedicated stay-at-home mother and homemaker.

DONNA SCOTT

It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Scott announces her passing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

A complete obituary will follow.

CECIL LAVERNE OGDEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Cecil Laverne Ogden announces his passing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

Cecil was born on Aug. 15, 1940 at the Fulford Nursing Home in Emo, the youngest of six children to the late Wesley and Ida Ogden.

He was united in marriage to his favourite girl and love of his life, Thelma Lorraine Pederson, on Aug. 26, 1966.

He will be lovingly remembered by Thelma, his wife of 52 years; his children, Liane (Steven) Toriseva and Roben (Amanda) Ogden; and grandchildren, Jordan, Tori, and Emma.

ERICH HENZE

Erich Henze passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge in Whitby, Ont. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, with Harald and Mary-Anne Henze holding his hands, at the age of 94.

Erich was born on Dec. 9, 1924 to Paula and Herman Henze. His dad died when he was seven so Erich was raised by his mother in Huckeswagen, Germany. He was in World War II and on his return, he met the love of his life, Marianne. They married on Nov. 6, 1948.

They emigrated to Thunder Bay, Ont. in 1956. Then they moved to Atikokan, Ont. in 1959 and lived there for many, happy years until Marianne died in 2017.

MELVYN 'RUSSELL' MacDONALD

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Melvyn “Russell” MacDonald on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 in Minnesota during one of his favourite hobbies: snowmobiling with his friends.

Russ was born on Aug. 11, 1983 to Melvin and Lucille (Allan) MacDonald in Yorkton, Sask. Russ shared his birthday with his grandfather, Russell Allan, for whom he was named. Aug. 11th was a popular birthday as he also shared it with his Auntie Brenda.

He was the oldest of three and role model to little brothers, Brodie and Neil.

ROBERT HOLBORN

With great sadness and broken hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Robert Holborn, 79, of Dance Township, Ont., at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Robert was born in Fort Frances to Robert and Elisabeth Holborn. He was predeceased by both parents and his sister, Margaret.

Robert worked in the bush and construction for most of his life before retirement. He worked driving truck for Ross Anderson.

CHRISTOPHER ROY GALUSHA

Christopher Roy Galusha (Chris) was born on July 16, 1950 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Chris passed away, with his family by his side, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. Chris's passing was unexpected.

During his growing up years, Chris was raised on the farm north of Barwick by his parents, Roy and Joyce Galusha, along with his two brothers and three sisters. Chris attended Barwick public school and then went on to Fort Frances High School.

CHRISTOPHER GALUSHA

On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, Christopher Roy Galusha, 68, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away with his family by his side.

As per Chris's wishes, a private family gathering will be held at a later date.

A complete announcement to follow.

EDWARD JOSEPH ('JOE') GEORGE

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Edward Joseph (“Joe”) George, with family by his side, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Joe was born on Oct. 19, 1939 in Fort Frances to Edward and Agnes George (nee Calder).

From an early age, Joe was a hard-worker with a strong work ethic. He was never afraid to venture out and obtain new skills. He worked all over Ontario and had many different job experiences.

CECIL OGDEN

Cecil Laverne Ogden passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.

ROBERT HOLBORN

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. Robert William Holborn, 79, of R.R.#1, Devlin, Ont. peacefully passed away.

A complete announcement to follow.

VERNA JOSEPHINE HANNA KING

It is with great sadness that the family of Verna Josephine Hanna King announces her passing on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1940 in Rainy River, Ont. to Wilfred and Arvilla Desserre. She grew up in on the family farm in Pinewood, Ont.

She worked at the Stratton Café and the sawmill at Foot Falls as a young woman.

EDWARD JOSEPH ('JOE') GEORGE

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Edward Joseph (“Joe”) George on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital with family by his side.

Joe was born on Oct. 19, 1939 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Edward and Agnes George (nee Calder).

From an early age, Joe was a hard-worker with a strong work ethic. He was never afraid to venture out and obtain new skills. He worked all over Ontario and had many different job experiences.

PETER JAMES LANDRY

Peter Landry, of Barwick, Ont., passed away suddenly, at the age of 76, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Peter was born on April 19, 1942 in Pinewood, Ont. to Hector and Irene (nee Gouliquer) Landry.

As a child, his family moved often because of work. Among the places he lived were Atikokan, Ont., Gimli, Man., and Alberni, B.C. As a youth, he helped build the South Saskatchewan Dam for a number of years.

TODD DUCHARME

With great sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Todd Ducharme, 57, of Emo, Ont., at his residence on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Todd was born on May 29, 1961 to Laurel and Clarence Ducharme.

He worked in B.C. as a carpenter, and also was employed as a surveyor and draftsman over the years.

Todd had an artistic gift and enjoyed paper tole and poetry. He also took great interest in the quest and study of ghosts and other apparitions.

RAMONA JEAN SMITH

Ramona Jean Smith passed away, at the age of 87, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at La Verendre General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Ramona was born to Gladys Eloise and Roy Smith, at home on the family farm north of Barwick, in Chapple Municipality, on June 6, 1931.

She walked or rode her bicycle for three miles to Shenston School, where she attended for eight years.