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Obituaries

FRANK R. WILLIAMS

Frank R. Williams entered into rest at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000.

He was the beloved husband of Donna Williams; loving father of Mike and wife, Alison, of Calgary, Alta., and Patti and husband, Bruce Atkinson, of Grimsby, Ont.; and loved grandfather of Jaime, Jeffrey, Alex and Daniel Williams, and Drew and Ben Atkinson.

Frank also is survived by his sisters, Dorothy (the late Jim) Mitchell, Marion (Bill) Gow, and Shirley (Walter) Avis.

LOIS LAVERNE DALSEG

In loving memory of Lois Laverne Dalseg, who passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 28, 2000 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. at the age of 56.

She was predeceased by her parents, Edmond and Florence Veillieux; husband, Dennis on Oct. 27, 1998; and sister, Mary Arylene Dutilleo.

Lois will be greatly missed by her children, Lorelei (Chris) Shebagegit of Nestor Falls, Ont., and Darrell (Jill) Lind of Winnipeg, Man.; grandchildren, Kevin (Christine) Lind, Chelsea Lind, Samantha Lind, and Kyle Shebagegit; and great-grandsons, Bradley and Jordan Lind.

BERNICE CLAIR HUBER

Bernice Huber, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 at her residence in Fort Frances.

She was born March 3, 1933 in Camper, Man. to the late Rudy and Lillian Busch. She moved to Fort Frances in the 1950s to work as cashier for a local grocery store from Winnipeg.

She will be long remembered as the owner-operator of Mac’s Confectionery from 1963 to 1973.

On Dec. 21, 1953, she was united in marriage to the late Charles DeGagne. On July 27, 1974, she was united in marriage to the late Albert Huber.

MARGARET C. McLEOD

Margaret Cowper McLeod, 89, a resident of Emo, Ont., passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at the Emo Hospital in Emo.

Margaret, the first child and eldest daughter of William and Mary Ann (Ferguson) McQuaker, was born Thursday, Sept. 29, 1910 in her parents’ home in Dilke Township.

She started her schooling in Pinewood, and continued and completed her elementary education at SS#8 Pattullo when her family homesteaded north of Stratton.

ELSIE MARGARET McCASEY

Peacefully in her sleep, with her family at her side, Elsie Margaret McCasey passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at Pinecrest Home for the Aged in Kenora, Ont.

Born to Walfred and Arvida (Brodahl) Lundin in Bergland, Ont. on March 2, 1917, Elsie lived all of her life in the Rainy River and Kenora districts, living in Fort Frances since 1971 until her move to Pinecrest Home for the Aged in Kenora in January, 1999, where she resided until her death.

AGNES HARLAND

Agnes Harland of Emo, Ont. passed away at home Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 after a courageous struggle with health problems.

Agnes lived a full life; she was quick to express her many blessings, and was able to enjoy her 90th birthday on Jan. 1, 2000.

Agnes was an exceptional woman. She treasured her childhood as one of seven children in a loving farming family in the rolling hills of Saskatchewan.

HELEN DESORCY

Mrs. Helen Desorcy, 78, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 at Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Helen was born to John and Lena Komarnicki in Dauphin, Man. in 1922. As a child, she moved to Rainy River, Ont., where she met her husband, Demose Desorcy.

Left to cherish her memories are her beloved husband, Mousie of 55 years; her children, David, Linda (Malcolm) Patrick, Gerald, Kenneth, and Janell (Peltonen); nine grandchildren; and sister, Rose Sedwick.

EDNA BEATRICE CHRISTINA ROBAR

Edna Beatrice Christina Robar, born April 13, 1936 in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Honouring her wishes, cremation will take place in Thunder Bay, with a memorial service to be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

THELMA BOOTH

In loving memory of Thelma Booth, 79, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Thelma leaves behind five children, Norma and husband, Joe Danku, of Fort Frances, Betty Maguire of Fort Frances, Karin and husband, Richard Lee, of Fort Frances, Cecile and Brian Drummond of Winnipeg, Man., and Ted and wife, Bette, of Kenora; and son-in-law, Michael Maguire of Thunder Bay, Ont.

EDNA ROBAR

Edna Robar, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. She was born April 13, 1936 in Rainy River, Ont.

Edna started her career as a waitress at the Arthur Café in Fort Frances, and from there she worked at Halvorsen’s Camp on Lake of the Woods. She then took time out to raise her family until she continued her career by working at Rainycrest Home for the Aged and in the kitchen at La Verendrye General Hospital.

EDWIN NATHANIAL BRUYERE

Edwin Nathanial Bruyere, 75, of Five Mile Dock, Couchiching First Nations, Ont., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Aug. 26, 1924 in Fort Alexander, Man. and moved to Fort Frances as a young boy. He spent his school years at the Residential School on Couchiching until he started working as a young man.

On Sept. 9, 1944, he was united in marriage to Annie Marie Crowe, and settled down and made his home on Rainy Lake.

GEORGE SIEMENS

George Siemens, 77, passed away at St. Thomas Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Stanley, Man. He lived briefly in Emo, Ont. before settling in Aylmer, Ont.

George will be dearly missed as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Funeral services and interment were held Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Eden, Ont.

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When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

MAXINE MARGARET PATTEN

In loving memory of Maxine Margaret Patten, 83, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at her residence.

Maxine is survived by her son, Mark Patten and his wife, Rochelle, and their son, Lee, of Minneapolis, Mn.; and by her niece, Gaye Czmola, and her family of Winnipeg, Man.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold “Sonny” Patten on Aug. 8, 1992; her parents, Michael and Ruby Callaghan; and her sister, Mary.

INGVAL J OLSON

Ingval Olson, 95, of Emo, Ont., formerly of Stratton, Ont., passed away at Emo Hospital in Emo on Friday, Jan. 7, 2000.

He was born April 24, 1904 in Rolette, N.D. to the late Jorgan and Inger Olson. In 1915, Ingval moved with his family to Canada, and settled in Tait Township, Ont.

In 1936, he married Jennie Morken, who predeceased him in the following year.

WILLIAM EDWARD WILLIS

In loving memory of William Edward Willis, 77, of 109 Marks St., Atikokan, Ont., who passed away peacefully at the Atikokan General Hospital on Friday, Jan. 7, 2000.

William was born Feb. 22, 1922 and reared in Emo, Ont. He served overseas in W.W.II from 1939-46 in Sicily, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany.

He was decorated with several medals, and following the war, spent a few months in Czechoslovakia, then returned to Canada in 1946 and settled in Emo.

CORRINE ELLIOTT

Corinne Elliott, 92, passed away peacefully at the F.J. Davey Home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 at the age oof 92.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert; dear mother of Robert (Kathy) and Joyce McShane (Frank); grandmother of James (Linda), Heather, Carol (Calvin), Robert, and Jonathon; and great-grandmother of two.

Friends called at the Barton & Kiteley Funeral Home (Sault Ste. Marie) on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 3 p.m.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ont.

IRENE HALUS ANDERSON

Irene H. Anderson, 70, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at Falls Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 30, 1929 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Nick and Annie Halus, and attended school here.

On Aug. 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to Nils F. Anderson of the Falls. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer with friends and family.

She attended the Evangelical Covenant Church in the Falls.

She was predeceased by her father, Nick Halus; step-father, Tom Cherwinski; and mother, Annie Cherwinski.

JOANNA MARIE FRASER

In loving memory of Joanna Marie Fraser, 18, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Joanna was the daughter of John Daniel Fraser and Patricia Kathleen Fraser (nee Bruyere); and sister to Nathan Edward Bruyere and Michael Joseph Fraser.

HILDA MARIE PETTIS

In loving memory of Hilda Marie Pettis, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Hilda is survived by her sons, Terry (Irene) of Crozier, and Ronald (Shelley) of Kenora; and daughters, Alta (Keith) Fenton of Fort Frances, Cheryl (Jamie) Trendiak of Crozier, Debra Pettis of Fort Frances, and Marilyn Pettis of Thunder Bay, Ont.

She also leaves behind six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

WALLACE THOMAS WILSON

Wallace Wilson, 62, of Rainy River First Nations, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Monday, Dec. 20, 1999.

He was born July 31, 1937 in Emo, Ont. to the late Albert and Lucy Wilson. Wallace guided in the Rainy River District area for many years.

In 1962, he was united in marriage to Hilda Hawk, who later predeceased him Dec. 20, 1982. Following his wife’s passing, he met a special friend and later companion, Lucy Hunter, who also predeceased him.

SR. HELEN MARTIN

Sister Helen Martin (Mary St. Laura), 92, of Regina, Sask., passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999.

Born in Portage La Prairie, Man., she was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Anna Cummings, and Rose (Sister Mary St. Aselle).

Helen is survived by her sisters, Eula (Ervine) Klein of Troy, Mich., and Josephine (Joseph) Lavoie of San Bruno, Cal.; five nieces and one nephew; and Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions.

SANDRA LLOYD

Sandra Lloyd, formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly in Reynolds, N.D. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999.

Sandra is survived by her very close friend, Jim Leddige of Reynolds, N.D.; and her two sons, Larry Richard Sjoblom of Moorhead, N.D., and Eric Sjoblom of International Falls, Mn.

Sandra also is survived by her mother, Elsie Lloyd of Kamloops, B.C.; brother, Bruce Lloyd and his two sons, also of Kamloops, B.C.; brother, Larry King of Fort Frances; and brother, Clifford Martin in Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.

LOURENS VISSER

Lourens Visser, 88, of Emo, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Nov. 3, 1911 in Drachten, Friesland, The Netherlands, and was was united in marriage to Tina (Wieringsma) on May 19, 1938. In the summer of 1957, Lourens and Tina, along with their five sons, immigrated to Canada and, in 1959, settled in Rainy River District.

IRENE DORIS BRADFORD

Irene D. Bradford, 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 1999 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. following a lengthy illness.

She was the beloved wife of C.F. (Brad) Bradford, who predeceased her July 22, 1984.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Karen (Fred) Moroz of London, Lynda (John) Bagacki of Winnipeg, Lola (Al) Hymers of Dryden, and Lila Bradford of London.

She also will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Krista, Nikki and Marthe Moroz, Rachel (Gary) Boyd and Bradford (Jennifer) Bagacki, Ryan and Jessica Hymers, and Joel Bradford.