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Obituaries

ADIA NATANE HUSS-SOLOMON

September 6, 1980 – April 23, 2020

Adia fully recognized that there would be no funeral service in reverence to her passing due to COVID-19 limiting, and let her Dad know how much a published memoir he proposed instead, would mean to her.

Having that in mind this remembrance is written with heavy sorrow and broken heart.

BARRY LANCE LUNDGREN

On August 24, 1962, Barry Lance Lundgren was the sixth child born to Tena and Ted Lundgren.

Barry lived in Bergland the majority of his life, he lived a simple life and wasn’t about wealth or fancy anything, content with food in his cupboard and a roof over his head to keep him dry and warm, that was good enough for him.

Barry was very handy with different trades mostly if not all he learned from his dad Ted, whom he completely admired. Carpentry, plumbing and electrical work to name a few. He also did some logging over the years.

JOYCE EVELYN BARRON

Joyce Evelyn Barron (nee Clink) passed away peacefully at the age of 94 at her residence in Emo Health Care Centre on Friday, May 22, 2020.

She is survived by her five children: Garth (Anne) of Toronto, Wayne (Eleanor) of Fort Frances, Diane (Guy) Wolframe of Thunder Bay, Donna of Thunder Bay, and Doug (Yvonne) of Barwick; as well as 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother Don of Barwick.

She was predeceased by her husband Norman; her parents Gordon and Hazel Clink; her sister Lorraine Lowe; and her brothers Dave and Bill.

MARY (WEBER) MARTIN

Mary (Weber) Martin of Stratton, ON passed away peacefully and went to to be with the Lord, on May 22, 2020 at Mine Centre, ON, with family by her side, at the age of 79 years, 5 months, and 25 days, after a short battle with cancer.

She was born on November 27, 1940 in St. Jacobs, ON to Amsey and Lovina (Brubacher) Weber.

In her youth, she committed her life to Christ and was baptized upon the confession of her faith. She was the beloved wife of Cleason Martin whom she married on September 14, 1961. They enjoyed over 58 years together.

LLOYD WENSLEY HARTNELL

Lloyd Wensley Hartnell passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home on May 23, 2020, at age 93.

Lloyd was born May 11, 1927 in Blue Twp, Ontario to parents Bill and Esther (nee Wensley) Hartnell.

Lloyd worked as a truck driver for several years. Lloyd married Mona (nee Nielson) Shrumm in 1951. Mona was a widow, with two young children, whom Lloyd adopted. They also had two daughters to complete their family.

DONALD LYNN (BALDY) BALDWIN

It is with heavy hearts the family of Donald Lynn (Baldy) Baldwin announce his passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. As a young boy Donnie grew up in Mine Centre and Fort Frances, Ontario attending Robert Moore School. He spent a lot of time, like most kids in the area, playing hockey, baseball, fishing and hunting. After a brief stint in High School (because he already knew everything), Don entered the workforce. He enjoyed working up in the bush at camp 402 up on the Manitou and also working on the Hallet and tugboats bringing log booms down to the local paper mill.

DONALD LYNN (BALDY) BALDWIN

It is with heavy hearts the family of Donald Lynn (Baldy) Baldwin announce his passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. As a young boy Donnie grew up in Mine Centre and Fort Frances, Ontario attending Robert Moore School. He spent a lot of time, like most kids in the area, playing hockey, baseball, fishing and hunting. After a brief stint in High School (because he already knew everything), Don entered the workforce. He enjoyed working up in the bush at camp 402 up on the Manitou and also working on the Hallet and tugboats bringing log booms down to the local paper mill.

DONALD BALDWIN

Donald Baldwin, 80, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, ON.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

TINA MARIE WEHRENBERG

It is with Great Sadness that the Family Announce the sudden passing of Tina Marie Wehrenberg (nee Leonard).

Born on January 18, 1975 in Emo, Ont.

Passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in International Falls, Minn.

ELIZABETH (BETTY) ANN STROM

It is with great sadness that we announce that Elizabeth Ann Strom passed away at Madonna Long Term Care in Orleans, ON, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the age of 85. She had contracted COVID-19.

Elizabeth (Betty) as she was known was born in Swan River, MB on September 30, 1934. After school she moved to Winnipeg and then to Fort Frances to be the telegraph operator. There she met and married Arne Lloyd (Bud) Strom on August 12, 1954.

DONALD ROSS MEYERS

Don Meyers passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2020, after a short battle with cancer.

Born October 7, 1946 in Emo, Ont., to Ethel and George Meyers,

Don moved to Atikokan in 1953 with his mother, brother and sister. He learned to be a responsible, honest and independent citizen, at an early age.

After High School, Don worked for the CN as a labourer, then began working at Steep Rock Iron Mines in 1965. At the mine, Don enjoyed a variety of jobs from truck driver, to maintenance mechanic, to a planner in mill maintenance.

GORDON ERNEST HAUKAAS

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Gordon Ernest Haukaas, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 81 at his home on Clearwater Lake in The Pas, Manitoba, surrounded by his family. Gordon and his twin brother Robert were born on March 4, 1939 in Fort Frances, Ontario to Olaf and Margaret Haukaas.

DARLENE (DOLLY) BOB Niiyogaabowek Mooz ododeman

On April 27, 2020 after 2 years of illness, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, auntie and friend began her journey to the other side. Dolly will join her “Sweetums” Delford Bob who predeceased her May, 2017.

Dolly was born November 16, 1948 on Manitou Rapids to Janet and James Leonard where she was raised until she married her lifelong partner. She moved to Onigaming where she raised her 2 children, Janet (Neil) and son Junior. Dolly and Delford lived for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, taking the whole crew on trips to Disney and other ventures.

DOUGLAS HARVEY MORRISSEAU Sturgeon Clan

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Douglas Harvey Morrisseau (Doug) announces his passing on Monday, April 20, 2020 in Couchiching First Nation.

Doug was born on December 11, 1961 in Fort Frances, ON to Harry and Louise Morrisseau. He grew up in Couchiching, living there all his life. As a young man he worked for the local paper mill before his health forced him to stop working.

GORDON ALEXANDER McTAGGART

Gordon McTaggart passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home on April 27, 2020, aged 95.

Gordon was a lifelong resident of Fort Frances and enjoyed contributing to the community. Those who knew him in his prime would not be surprised at how bravely he battled the cumulative effects of dementia or how graciously he carried himself in defeat.

MARY JANE PEARSON

In loving memory of Mary Jane Pearson, a truly beautiful person who will be so deeply missed.

Mary Jane passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born on February 20, 1939 to Dudley and Lillian Thomas in Emo, Ontario. Mary Jane was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She always had an open home and an open heart, making anyone who joined in, part of her family. She loved to hear “in detail” about your life, and was there to comfort you during your hardest times and celebrate your proudest moments.

SHANE AUSTEN KELLY Tabasegaabo

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Shane Kelly announces his passing on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his home.

Shane Austen Kelly was a loving son, brother, grandson, cousin and friend to many. He was an avid outdoorsmen who loved hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and learning about the different species of plants and their medical uses. He would go on 4 wheeler rides and long hikes with his bow. He loved to show up his dad with his skill with a rifle.