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Obituaries

GILBERT (GIB) TUCKER

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of “Dad, Gramp, Pa,” Gilbert Henry Tucker, 77, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Gib was born Dec. 22, 1922 to the late Jane and George Tucker. He married Lillian Sinclair on Dec. 20, 1946.

Gib spent his life at Ash Bay with Lillian at his side, where he commercial fished and together they raised their family. Ash Bay is where the family home will always be and where the door was always open.

JANE ANN BALDWIN

Jane Ann Baldwin (nee Crowe) passed away peacefully Sept. 2, 2000 at Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.

Born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Feb. 7, 1949, she was predeceased by her husband, Carson, on June 30, 1998; her son, Barry, on Aug. 28, 1998; her parents, Daniel and Margaret Crowe; her paternal grandparents, Fred and Agnes Crowe; and her maternal grandparents, Charles and Ann Jane Bruyere.

AUDREY JUNE LLOYD

Audrey June Lloyd, born March 17, 1930 at Winnipeg, Man., passed away Aug. 29, 2000 at Nanaimo, B.C.

Audrey taught school at a one-room school house in Miscampbell, Ont. before she married and raised her eight children.

She moved to Vancouver Island in 1965, where she lived her next 45 years. She enthusiastically enjoyed her family, knitting, and many other activities.

FLORENCE AGNES OLSSON

Florence Agnes Olsson was born Feb. 10, 1917 in Fort Frances, Ont. and passed away Aug. 14, 2000 in White Rock, B.C.

She was predeceased by her husband Bert.

Florence is loved and sadly missed by her children Thomas, Richard, Lenore, Teresa and their spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many friends.

We wish to thank the staff at Peace Portal Care Home whose compassionate care has meant so much to our Mom and the family.

A Celebration of Life was held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 18, 2000.

EMILY VANDETTI

It is with deep sadness that the family of Emily Vandetti announce the unexpected passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, and sister on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000.

Born on Aug. 5, 1928 in Winnipeg, to the late Mary and Andrew Shortreed of Fort Frances, she was raised in Emo and Barwick area and was very proud of her family heritage.

ISABELLE EMMA JOHNSON

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Isabelle Emma Johnson, aged 79, of Emo, Ont. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Isabelle was born on December 24, 1920 in Emo to Henry and Nellie Harron. Isabelle spent her entire life in Emo.

ADA IRENE HOLME (CAMERON)

Ada Holme, 88, of 435 Oakdown Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C., formerly of Fort Frances, passed away at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, B.C. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2000.

She was born Aug. 15, 1912 in Thunder Bay, Ont., to the late Phillip and Amelia Mosher. During her youth, she had moved with her family to Alcona, Ont. to live. Ada worked as a hairdresser and owned and operated her own beauty salons in Winnipeg and later in Sioux Lookout.

ELLA G. KLEVEN

March 20, 1902 to August 20, 2000

The family sadly announces the passing of our special mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law at Golden West Centennial Lodge Aug. 20, 2000 at the age of 98.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Elaine Anderson (Ron) and Delsie Cumming, both of Fort Frances, Ont., son Ron Kleven (Ruth) of Winnipeg, Man., eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

TRACY ANN ZUB

Tracy Ann Zub, of 145 Hudson Dr., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away quietly at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. on Aug. 13, 2000, with friends and family at her side.

She was born Dec. 14, 1957.

Throughout her lengthy illness, Tracy retained her loving nature, and touched the hearts of the many who cared for her at both the McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay and the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.

MARLENE BOSHKAYKIN

Marlene Boshkaykin, 63, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away at McKellar General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000.

She was born Nov. 15, 1936 on Rainy Lake, Ont. to the late Pete and Bertha Boshkaykin.

Marlene lived most of her life in Seine River First Nation, where she raised her family with Anson Boshkaykin. Her hobbies and interests included fishing, hunting, trapping, beading, making quilts, and other crafts in general.

MARTHA DURBIN

It is with great sadness that the family of Martha (Dolly) Henrietta Durbin announces her passing Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at the age of 81.

Her main interests were the time spent with her family, her home in which she enjoyed baking for everyone, and reading tea leaves. Going to her grandsons’ hockey games was a special joy for her.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, Samuel; one daughter, Dianne (Reino); one son, Dann (Tracy); five grandchildren, Blake, Marlla (Tim), Ashley, Adam, and Blair; and two great-grandchildren, Kylar and Timmy.

MOLLY RODLAND

Molly Rodland, 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Ellen “Molly” Rodland was born Dec. 21, 1907 in Rollette, N.D. to the late John and Olive (Jacobson) Rodland. Around 1912, she moved with her family to Canada, where they farmed in Shenston, Ont.

Later, they moved to Fort Frances, where she attended high school. She then worked in various jobs, including the White Pine Inn.

WAYNE MELVIN LEE

In loving memory of Wayne Melvin Lee, 50, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away at home after a courageous and patient battle with cancer with his family at his side.

Wayne leaves behind his wife, Donna; mother, Audrey Swanton; daughters, Tracey (Kyle) and Aimee (Greg); special friend, Sherri (Helseth) Potter; grandchildren, Randi-Rae and Justin Lee; brothers, Brian (Janet) and Doug (Patty Ann); stepbrother, Don (Bev) Swanton; stepsister, Lynn (Jim) Kafes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

ARLIE GIBSON (FERRIS)

Our beloved mother, Arlie Gibson (Ferris), 80, of Atikokan, Ont., went home to be with her Lord Jesus, whom she loved and served, on Friday, Aug. 5, 2000 at her cabin on Big Pine Lake.

Mom was born Nov. 10, 1919 in Coderre, Sask. to Ralph and Henrietta Showalter. The family moved to Morson, Ont., in 1922, and then to a farm in the Finland, Ont. area in 1930. During this time, Grandma and Grandpa Showalter also were caretakers for Shady Rest Lodge on Crow Lake.

CHARLES THOMAS PIERCE

Charles Thomas Pierce, 98, passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000 at the Sioux Lookout District Health Centre in Sioux Lookout, Ont.

Charles was born April 13, 1902 in Reston, Man. and went to school at Kinross. He spent his younger days on the family farm.

At an early age, he moved to Brandon, Man. and then to Fort Frances, Ont. Looking for work there, he met and married Lanore Strain on Nov. 10, 1934. It was at this time he became a transport truck driver for Clarke Robertson.

ROBERT W.L. ‘BOB’ COUSINEAU

Bob Cousineau, 80, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away suddenly and peacefully while berry picking east of Fort Frances on Aug. 2, 2000.

He was born in Fort Frances, where he lived his entire life prior to retiring in Mesa. Bob’s happiest times were spent fishing, hunting, berry picking, and prospecting around the Bear Pass area, which he did until the day he died.

BERNA ‘FAY’ NORRIS

Berna Norris, 86, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Saturday, July 29, 2000.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1913 in Burriss, Ont., to the late Glen and Susan Norris. Berna lived in Burriss most of her life. For enjoyment, she loved to sing, and attend church services. Following her mothers passing, she moved to Emo to reside. After her father passed away, she moved to Fort Frances where she has lived since.

She was predeceased by one sister, Dela Soleen.

KATHERINE VIOLET ‘KATHY’ HANDS

Katherine Violet “Kathy” Hands, 51, of RR#2, Emo, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Kathy was born on Aug. 26, 1948 in Emo, Ont., and had lived all her life in the area. She had worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant at the Emo Hospital for 27 years and was a member of the Ontario Association of Registered Nursing Assistants.

She was very active in the Off Lake Covenant Church working with the children and youth. Her special love was the various Christian camping activities.

ARMAS HAHKALA

In loving memory of Armas Hahkala, 82, who passed away Monday, July 31, 2000 at his home in Miscampbell Township, Ont.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Arlan (Maureen), Brent (Millie), Janice (Dirk) Kloss, and Anita Hahkala; grandchildren, Tara, Devan, Kaela, and Travis; sister-in-law, Minnie Hahkala; and many nieces and nephews.

Armas was predeceased by his wife, Emma, on May 10, 1987; his parents, Isaac and Maria Hahkala; brother, Aarne; sister, Sylvia; and many friends.

ALBERT ALFRED GAYLORD

Albert Alfred Gaylord passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his home, Monday, July 31, 2000.

He was born in Sheffield, Ont., Aug. 20, 1918, the son of Bessie and Arthur Gaylord.

As a youngster he moved with his family to Saskatchewan and subsequently moved to Fort Frances in 1938 to work for J.A. Mathieu in the lumber business.

He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1939 and served overseas for the duration of World War II.

He married Myrtle Morgan in 1948 and they ministered to many families as “Aunt & Uncle” throughout their 51 years together.

HAROLD JAMES BROWN

Harold James Brown, 42, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 27, 2000. He was born on Jan. 28, 1958.

Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting and running his boat “portage.” He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

RANDALL DEAN ‘Randy” SISCO

Randy Sisco, age 48, passed away suddenly and peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, July 27, 2000.

Randy was the son of Bernice (Neilson) and the late Paul Sisco.

Randy loved nature and gardening, and with his keen eyesight he became an expert on all wildlife in the area. His happiest times were spent on the four wheeler or in his truck, and he always had a happy child or children with him. Going to watch his nephews and the neighbour boys play hockey was a great enjoyment for “uncle” Randy.

ERNEST GEORGE TOUGH

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ernest George Tough on Monday, July 24, 2000 at Deer Lodge Hospital.

He was predeceased by both parents, William and Christina, his wife Blanche, sister Christine, and stepdaughter Louise.

JOE MARTINSON

In loving memory of Joe Martinson, 84, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully in his sleep at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Saturday, July 22, 2000.

GILBERT (Gib) E. CORRIGAN

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Mr. Gilbert E. Corrigan, age 73, on Friday, July 21, 2000 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-Port Arthur site.

Gilbert was born on June 2, 1927 in Emo, Ont. to George and Claire Corrigan. He married Phyllis Hergott on Nov. 18, 1947.

Gilbert started his career in the lumber industry at an early age. He managed McLeod Lumber in Atikokan and then moved to Thunder Bay in 1966 to manage North American Lumber where he retired in April of 1991, after 25 years.