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PETERS—Born to Andrew and Laureen, nee Cousineau, of

Fort Frances, Ont., a girl, Lynden Leslie Rose, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. on October 3, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.


BOSHEY—Born to Sandra Smith and Justin Boshey, of Devlin, Ont., a girl, Addison Rae Johnna, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz. on September 27, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.


HAUKAAS-BROWLEY—Born to Carol Haukass and David

Browley of Hilton Beach, Ont., a girl, Katelyn Gail, weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz., 21 inches long on August 16, 2008 at Sault Area Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Proud grandparents are Melvin and Kathy Haukaas of Fort Frances and Gary and Gail Browley of Holland Landing, Ont.

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Dear Mr. Editor:

The North Western Ontario Tourism Association was pleased to hear the recent responses, by each candidate running in the upcoming federal election, to the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s question on border security and tourism.


We regret to announce the passing of Robert Joseph Andrew Buttner on Sept. 26, 2008.

Bob was born on July 25, 1936 on the family homestead six miles northeast of Lestock, Sask. The family then moved to the Pinewood, Ont. area in the fall of 1939, living in a farmhouse about five miles north of Pinewood. The family again moved in 1943-44 to Stratton, Ont., where Bob and his siblings grew up.

Those were happy years for the family. Bob played various sports, including hockey and baseball. He and his siblings went to the Morley Public School.


It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear Giovanna Copenace on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.

Born on Dec. 19, 1981, Giovanna has fulfilled her time here on Mother Earth and she has been called home to return to the spirit world.

Our dear Giovanna will be greatly missed by her greatest joy, her son, Cameron; mother, Carol; and father, Noel (Darlene). Giovanna also leaves to mourn her siblings, Janine (Jamie), Kayla (Ron), Matthew, Shannon and Trisha (Jonathon), Brittney, Jasmine, and Skylar.


Graveside services for Christine May Smythe, 85, of Norman were held Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at noon at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla.

Mrs. Smythe passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born May 17, 1923 to Roy Douglas and Jane Ann Gillon in Fort Frances, Ont., where she grew up. Christine served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

She married her husband, Carl Lee Smythe, in 1946 and they were married for nearly 60 years.


Gregory Asplund, 56, of R.R. #1, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.

Greg was born May 17, 1952 in Fort Frances to Olga and Mel Asplund.

Greg’s passion for golf came early as he was fortunate to have a golf course across the road from his childhood home. He was an avid golfer who won many championships and travelled widely to play on courses all over the United States and Scotland.