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Obituaries

ROBERT (BOB) ASSELIN

Robert “Bob” Asselin, age 73 of Blenheim, Ontario, much loved husband of Elaine (Kuley) Asselin, passed away on May 31, 2020. They were married 48 years.

Bob was born in Port Arthur, Ontario and was predeceased by his parents Maurice and Lorna (Morehouse). He is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

LAURA FEDORAK

She was loved by many! Hearts heavy with sadness, that the family of Laura Fedorak announces her passing on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the age of 75 years old. Mom was surrounded by her family at her home.

Laura was born on September 12, 1944 to Margaret (Carmody) & Joe Stevens.

JAMES LAVERNE DRENNAN

James Laverne Drennan, known by many as Jim or Jimmy or even Whimpy, the Kindest most gentle man you could meet, loved by so many, he would make you laugh with little effort, always there to lend a tool a hand and in most cases a cold beer.

MARY DEMIANIW

With heavy hearts the family of Mary Demianiw, age 95 years, announce her peaceful passing on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Mary was a lifetime resident of Fort Frances, living the majority of her life in the family home on Crowe Ave. She moved to Shevlin Towers later in life where she lived for many years. After a fall left her unable to manage without assistance, she moved to Rainycrest Home for the Aged where she spent her last years.

PETER MENDONCA

Peter Mendonca, age 75, died February 5, 2020.

Husband of Winnie; son of late Francis Xavier, Catherine Mendonca; children, Sunil, Ancilla, Marita, Ivan; grandchildren, Leon, Dylan, Nathan.

He loved to write, starting with poems, later on his son’s website: www.SustainablePlanet.ca

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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.