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MARGUERITE PENNEY

Mrs. Marguerite Penney, 96, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001 at Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Oct. 26, 1904 to the late James and Margaret Armstrong in Chapple Township, Ont.

Marguerite married the late George Penney in May, 1925 and together they had 10 children. She lived most of her life in the Stratton area, moved to Flinders Apartments in Fort Frances in her later years, and then to Rainycrest Home for the Aged.

JORDAN STEPHEN GAGNÉ

It is with great sadness that Jeff and Eileen Gagné, of Fort Frances, Ont., announce the loss of their infant son, Jordan Stephen Gagné, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

The loss is shared by grandparents, Steve and Kathi Gagné, Penny Gagné, and Bob Fedoruk and their families.

A private family service will be held.

JOHN (JACK) HAROLD CROSS

John (Jack) Harold Cross, 65, of 573 Sherbrooke St., Winnipeg, Man., passed away at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001.

He was born Nov. 4, 1935 at Barwick, Ont. to the late Herbert and Winifred Cross, and lived many years in Rainy River District before moving to Winnipeg.

He was never married.

He leaves to mourn his passing his brothers, Victor and wife, Mickey, and Bert and wife, Delores, and sister, Doris and husband, Gus Anderson, all of Fort Frances, Ont., and sister, Florence and husband, Edward Lampi, of Devlin, Ont.

LESLIE CLARE ‘LES’ PATTISON

Leslie Clare “Les” Pattison, 70, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away following a brief illness with cancer Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Aug. 28, 1930 in Fort Frances to the late Donald and Marion Pattison.

Les lived all of his life in Fort Frances, and had worked at the local pulp and paper mill for 38 years. He worked in various areas of the mill, and retired as the Finishing and Shipping Superintendent on March 31, 1985.

GEORGE NORMAN ‘HAMMY’ MARTIN (ALLAN)

George Norman “Hammy” Martin (Allan), 81, of 1119 Third St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Jan. 1, 2001 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Oct. 6, 1919 in Fort Frances. “Hammy” was united in marriage Aug. 7, 1953 to the former Florence Dustak, who predeceased him on Jan. 22, 1977.

“Hammy” had lived most of his life in Fort Frances. As a young man, he had worked as a commercial fisherman on the North Arm of Rainy Lake. In 1952, he began working for the O & M paper mill running freight boats and bulldozers to the Cascades.

AGNES EDITH LINDGREN

Agnes Lindgren, 83, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Flinders Place, passed away at her residence Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000.

She was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Rainy River, Ont. to Maurice and Ida O’Neill, where she was raised and attended school. From Rainy River, Agnes moved to Black Sturgeon, Ont. for a time before moving to Thunder Bay, Ont.

In Thunder Bay, she met Jonas “Olie” Lindgren, and later was united in marriage to him in Aug. 3, 1966.

MARJORIE WINNIFRED DICKSON

Marjorie Winnifred Dickson, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at Rainycrest Home for the Aged here Dec. 30, 2000 just a month short of 81 years.

She was born to Frances (nee Jones) and John McGee in Fort Frances on Jan. 29, 1920.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Dickson, on April 5, 1997.

LINDA ROSE HUNTLEY

Linda Huntley, 52, of 1709 Colonization Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Friday, Dec. 29, 2000.

She was born March 3, 1948 in Fort Frances to the late Henri and Edna Pennarun. Linda attended Lakehead Teachers’ College in 1968. On June 27, 1970, she was united in marriage to Harold Huntley and raised their family of four children.

GILBERT (GIB) MARSHALL

Gilbert (Gib) Marshall, of Shevlin Towers, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at MacKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000 at age 84.

He was born in Sprucedale, Ont. on Sept. 15, 1916 to the late George and Rose Marshall. His family moved to Burriss Township in February, 1931.

Gib attended school there briefly and then spent his teenage summers working for neighbouring farmers and his winters in logging camps, where he was everything from a cookee to a tote team driver.

ELSIE JOAN LATIMER

Elsie Joan Latimer, 60, of 149 Fourth St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

She was born Oct. 13, 1940 in Redditt, Ont. to the late William and Isabelle Latimer.

Elsie had worked as a nanny for the Caul family in Devlin, and also as a baker at the Bonnie Blue in Fort Frances. She enjoyed cooking, and her home was always open to anyone.

She loved to spend time with children and was very dedicated to her family.

JOHN ADRIAN ‘JACK’ ROSE

John Rose, 87, of R.R. 1, Devlin, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000.

John as born Dec. 22, 1913 in LeSeine (Flanders), Ont. to the late Christopher and Emily Rose. During the early 1930s, he moved to Burriss, Ont.

On July 5, 1942, he was united in marriage to Olga Richert.

John enlisted on Aug. 13, 1942 with the Royal Canadian Artillery and served during WWII overseas in the United Kingdom, central Mediterranean area, and continental Europe.

LEONARD ‘LEN’ ANGUS

Leonard “Len” Angus, of Colonization Road West, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000.

He was born Sept. 27, 1914 in Burriss Township at home to the late Earnest and Edna Angus. He resided in Burriss Township until moving to Fort Frances in 1994.

PETER MEDICINE

In loving memory of Peter Medicine, 71, of Manitou Rapids, Ont., who passed away suddenly at La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000.

Peter was born May 4, 1929. He lived all his life in Manitou Rapids and was employed in various occupations, including logging.

Peter will be greatly missed by his children, Marvin, Sandra, and Irene; and his grandchildren.

He also leaves behind his two sisters, Roseanne Leonard and Jean Bombay; and two brothers, Tom Medicine and Alex Medicine, all of Manitou Rapids.

FRANK ‘IKE’ EISENZOPH

Frank “Ike” Eisenzoph, 73, of Rocky Inlet Rd., R.R.#2, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly in Winnipeg, Man. on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000.

He was born Jan. 28, 1927 in Onek, Yugoslavia to the late John and Agnes Eisenzoph. He came to Canada with his parents at the age of three months and settled in Fort Frances.

In 1951, he moved to International Falls, Mn., where he lived until moving to Rocky Inlet Road in 1972.

STEFANIA POLZ

Stefania Polz, 75, of 1229 Third St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000.

She was born Aug. 3, 1925 in Hochwies, Czechoslovakia to the late John and Maria Greger. During the war, Stefania and her family evacuated to Germany. There she met Edward “Ed” Polz and later married him on Nov. 2, 1947 in Einbeck, Germany.

In March, 1949, they moved to Canada and settled in Fort Frances, where they had lived since.

NELLLIE ‘NELL’ BOOREN

Peacefully, on Dec. 2, 2000, Nellie “Nell” Marguerite Booren (nee Tompkins) passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Nell was born Jan. 31, 1917 in Emo, Ont. to the late Ed and Sara Tompkins. In 1939, she married Robert Booren. Following their marriage, they lived in Nestor Falls, Ont., where Bob co-owned and operated Arrowhead Camp.

Nell’s career of teaching spanned many years in Nestor Falls, Emo, and Fort Frances.

Nell was predeceased by her husband, Bob; two brothers, Russell and Charlie; and two sisters, Dorothy and Isabelle.

NATALINA SHARP

In loving memory of Natalina Sharp, 83, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at Riverside Health Centre. She was born in Baudette, Mn. but she grew up and attended school in International Falls, Mn.

Mom will be remembered for her love of cooking, making quilts for all who needed them, and her generous nature. Her flower gardens were her pride and joy.

She was predeceased by husbands, Wilhem Richert and Murray Sharp; son, Larry Richert; mother, Sophie Havlock; brother, George Havlock; and sister, Mary Chernaski.

VINCENT MAYNARD SILVER

Vincent Maynard Silver, beloved husband of Betty Silver (nee Rumney), passed away at his resident in North Bay, Ont. at the age of 80.

Dearly beloved father of Donald (Barbara) of Kapuskasing, Ont., Bill (Betty) of North Bay, Ont., Elaine Duke (Marcel) of Porcupine, Ont., Judy Lamontagne (Gerald) of Kapuskasing, Ont., Kathy Giles (Kip) of Kapuskasing, Ont., and Patti Silver (Rudy Scalise) of North Bay.

Lovingly remembered by 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Silver; and five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

ELAINE MARIE JEANETTE BRUYERE

In loving memory of Elaine Marie Jeanette Bruyere, 63, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., who passed away with family at her side on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Irvin “Sonboy” Bruyere, on Oct. 29, 1987; her parents, James and Martha Calder; sisters, Joan, Darlene, and Marion; brother, Sonnyboy; as well as numerous extended family members.

LEONARD TREFLIN

It is with sadness we announce of the peaceful passing of Leonard Treflin on Nov. 14, 2000 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, Man., following a brief illness, in his 88th year.

Leonard was born Aug. 4, 1913 in Elm Creek, Man. but moved to the Rainy River District at an early age, where he would call home forever.

On Nov. 25, 1948, he and Frances Desrosier were united in marriage and began their life together in Morson, Ont.

JOHN HAROLD ‘JACK’ HUNTLEY

John Harold “Jack” Huntley, 75, of 739 King’s Highway, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Oct. 3, 1925 in Hazenmore, Sask. to the late Isiah and Ethel Huntley.

At the age of eight, Jack moved with his family to the Bergland area, and then in 1949, he moved to the Fort Frances area. On June 23, 1958, he began working for the Lands and Forests, now known as the Ministry of Natural Resources. He worked there until he took early retirement in Jan. 31, 1986.

JESSIE BORRETT

Jessie Borrett, 83, of 120 Dorothy St., Atikokan, Ont., passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2000 at the Atikokan General Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Jessie was born April 26, 1917 in Delisle, Sask. to the late John and Maud Wilkie. The family moved several times before settling in Rainy River District in 1924.

On Dec. 19, 1934, Jessie was united in marriage to Alex Borrett in Barwick, Ont. In 1952, the family moved to Atikokan, where Jessie worked as a long-time employee of Eaton’s store.

BRECK CHERNASKI

In loving memory of Breck Chernaski, who passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 30, 2000 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Breck was born March 7, 1927 to the late Karl and Antonina (Klopouschak) Chernaski.

Breck leaves to mourn his loving wife, Willa; brothers, Ed (Alice), and Phillip (Dianne); sisters, Reggie (Mrs. Ford MacLeod), Wanda (Mrs. Roy Folz), and Clem (Mrs. Emory Schiller).

Also surviving are brothers-in-law, Allan (Dorothy) Hayes, and Glen (Carol) Becker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and good friends.