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It is with great sadness that the family of Irene Tkachyk (nee Badiuk) announces she passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

Irene was born Jan. 24, 1937 to John and Mary Badiuk of Fort Frances, Ont.

Irene was predeceased by her mother, Mary Badiuk, on Dec. 23, 1974 and her father, John Badiuk, on Feb. 11, 1985. She also was predeceased by her husband of 49 years Steve Tkachyk, on March 19, 2003.

Both Irene and Steve were proud members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Fort Frances.

Here’s to the future

Looking forward to a partnership that will see construction of a new library and technology centre start in April, “Building for the Future” campaign chair Mark Kowalchuk, middle, shared a few words at the site of the future facility on Friday before presenting Mayor Roy Avis, second from left, and deputy mayor Sharon Tibbs, far right, with a cheque for $825,096.

Muskie pass rush

Muskie Josh Stevens (#51) and Justin Perreault (#43) tried to get at St. Paul’s Crusaders’ quarterback Rhys Hansen during their Winnipeg High School Football League tilt here Friday. The visiting Crusaders dominated the game right until the final buzzer, winning 44-0.


Violet Annie May “Tootsie” McCallum (nee McFayden), 86, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008.

She was born Jan. 4, 1922 in Fort Frances to Frederick and Ethel McFayden.

In May, 1941, Violet received her diploma from Loney’s Hairdressing signed by Edna M. Loney. She enjoyed hairdressing, and kept it up as a hobby many years after she became a homemaker.