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Lyndawn Jane “Dabba” Ross (nee Rahn), 66, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct 2, 2008.

She was born Aug. 12, 1942 (a wartime baby) in Truro, N.S. to Margaret and the late Jack Rahn, but moved to Barwick, Ont. when she was 10 days old and her Dad was off to join the war.

By the time the war ended, and her Dad returned, she was three years old. She grew up in the Barwick area surrounded by family and friends.

After graduating from Fort Frances High School, Lyndawn worked as a lab assistant at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Fire info

Local firefighter Rod Davis showed Megan Perreault, her son, Morgan, and daughter, Myla, some of the features of the Fort Frances Fire Department’s new pumper truck Saturday morning at Canadian Tire. Firefighters were there to promote Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 5-11.

Season to give

Capt. Angel Sandoval of the Salvation Army pointed out how empty the shelves were Friday afternoon at the Citadel’s food bank. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, local residents are being asked to help the less fortunate and donate non-perishable food items. In related news, the public is invited to drop by the Citadel (316 Victoria Ave.) this Friday (Oct. 10) between noon-1:30 p.m.


Anthony (Tony) Joseph O’Neil, 96, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Tony was born March 6, 1912 in Rainy River, Ont. to the late Jack and Louise O’Neil, and had lived all his life in the district. He had worked for 35 years at the local paper mill, retiring in 1977 as a millwright.

Exhibitors still needed for expo

If you run your own home-based business, there’s still room for you to sign up for the Home-based Business Expo taking place Friday, Oct. 17 at the Adventure Inn here.

Running from noon-8 p.m., the expo is sort of like a trade show, said Angela Halvorsen, one of the organizing committee members.

As of last week, about two-thirds of spots were still available, she noted.

Accident ‘victim’

“Victim” Laura Chabot was loaded into the ambulance after her vehicle was struck by a car full of high school students while they were racing their friends. Michelle Grynol and her “baby” (background) also were on board. It all was part of a mock accident set up at the railroad crossing on McIrvine Road organized by the OPP and Ministry of Transportation.


MORRISON—Born to Margaret Woods and Victor Morrison,

of Fort Frances, Ont., a boy, Braxton Thomas, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. on September 20, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.