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John Elyk, 53, of 235 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at his residence Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999.

He was born Jan. 15, 1946 in Fort Frances. John lived in Fort Frances all his life, and had worked as a labourer for various construction firms for about 20 years until retiring during the 1980s.

He also was very well-liked at the courthouse, where he worked in maintenance for about five years.


George Stacy Stang, 69, of rural Stratton, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999 at the Port Arthur General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. after a brief illness.

He was born March 11, 1930 in Sifton Township to Bill and Myrtle Stang. On Oct. 15, 1956, George was united in marriage to Grace Turner and together they made their home in Dewart Township north of Stratton, where they farmed side by side and raised five children.


John Joseph Flanagan passed away peacefully at the Brantwood Lifecare Centre in Burlington, Ont. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999 in his 85th year.

Loving husband of the late Adina Eck, and special father to his three children, Donna (Robert Terry) of Flamborough, Sharon (Ken Johns) of Maxville, and Richard of Toronto.

He will be missed by his six grandchildren, Eric (Joanne) of Markham, Sandra (John) and Glenn (Dawn) of Burlington, Susan (Wayne) of Waterdown, Heather of Cornwall, and Brian of Waterloo; and three great-grandchildren, Krystal, Jordan, and Julie.


Joan Elizabeth Cross, 68, of Crozier, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

She has now been reunited with her beloved husband, Bill, who predeceased her Aug. 8, 1994.

Joan was a familiar and friendly face to frequenters of Safeway, where she had worked in the bakery for the past 22 years. She had a tremendous love of life and people, and was a favourite to all who knew her, whether for a short time or a long time.


In loving memory of Mary (Mayme, Nan) Legarrie, 87, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999.

Nan is survived by her two daughters, Lillian Morrison and Loretta McCormack, both of Fort Frances, Ont.; and daughter-in-law, Jo-Ann (Tom) Columbe of Littlefork, Mn.


Karl James “Carl” McDaniel passed away at Wellington Terrace in Elora, Ont. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999 at the age of 93.

He was the beloved husband of Hazel (South) McDaniel; loved father of Joan (Urbane) Richards of Guelph, Joyce (Murray) Johnson of Brampton, Bernice (Fred) Disher of Fonthill, Helen (Wilbur) Mose of Emo, Larry McDaniel of Guelph, Clark (Donna) McDaniel of Elora, and Myrna (Ross) Dunn and Nola (Ron) Deamer, all of North Bay, Ont.


Word has been received of the passing of Richard Thomas Larish, 67, of the Faribault/Kenyon, Mn. area on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Mn.

The Larish family lived in the Devlin/La Vallee area from 1968-1971, with the children attending local schools.

His widow, the former Lou Rissman, was born in Dance Township and has a sister, Emily Lang, many nieces and nephews, and other friends living in the area.


Pearl Campbell, 105, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999.

She was born June 10, 1894 in Fairbury, Neb., the daughter of the late George and Sarah Parker. At age nine, she moved with her family to Dauphin, Man. and was raised and educated in the Dauphin area, and attended Winnipeg Normal School in 1909.

She married Harold Campbell in Dauphin on Oct. 16, 1911. They farmed in the Kenville area for a number of years, then in 1924 moved to Fort Frances, where they raised their family.


Helen Gertrude Hammond, of 1112 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1999.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Hammond; and children, Dalton, Gay, Robert, Leathia, Randy, Art, and Barbara.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

In memoriam donations may be made to either the Women’s Institute Museum, Box 511, Emo, Ont., POW 1E0, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 840 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2N5.


Dorothy Vernon Wilkins, 92, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at La Verendrye General Hospital.

She was born Sept. 17, 1907 in Portage La Prairie, Man. to the late Emily and Frank Myers.

Dorothy moved with her family to Fort Frances in 1911. In her early years, she lived over Myers Lumber Company and spent many hours watching her dad build cedar strip boats, cabinets, and fish boxes in the workshop downstairs.


In loving memory of Allen Big George of Big Island First Nation, Ont., father, grandfather, sibling, and friend.

In the minds and hearts of many, you paved an unforgotten road. We cherish the time you spent with us. Your quick laugh and witticisms were exceptionally heart-warming. We remember your charisma and your ability to get along well with everyone.

We take comfort in the knowledge you are rejoining your father, John; your mother Mary; your brothers, Samuel, Ralph, Mike, Frank, and Billy; your half-sister, Bessie Andy; son, Samuel; and daughter, Miranda.


Romeo Jodoin, 70, of Pinewood, Ont., passed away at his home Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999. He was born July 23, 1929, the youngest son of Eugenie and Theophile Jodoin.

He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Sylvio, Theodore, and Florentin; and one sister, Solange Harwood.

Romeo attended college at St. Paul’s College in Winnipeg. On Oct. 16, 1952, he was united in marriage to Wanda (Anderson) in Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church in Pinewood.


Lillian Florence (Armstrong) Wing passed away peacefully at the Burnaby Hospital in Burnaby, B.C. on Oct. 27, 1999 after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

Born April 29, 1927 on her parents’ farm north of Emo, Ont., she lived in the area until moving to Oregon and then Vancouver.

Surviving are her loving husband, John Wing; sister, Effie (Archie) McClendon; niece, Judy (John) Eluik; nephew, Tom (Agnes) McClendon; two great-nieces and two great-great-nieces; plus several cousins and special in-laws in British Columbia.


Matthew Gamie, one, of 43 Palmcrest, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999.

Matthew was born Sept. 30, 1998 in Fort Frances.

He was predeceased by his maternal great-grandfather, Mike Gurniak; paternal great-grandfather, Allan Morphet; and paternal great-grandmother, Eleanor Budreau.

Matthew is survived by his mother and father, Sandra Ann and Brian Gamie, and by his brother, Brandon, all of Fort Frances, Ont.


Margaret Rudolph, 83, of 1301 Elizabeth Manor, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away quietly at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.

She was born Nov. 20, 1915 in Los Angeles, Cal. to the late William and Elmira Rudolph, who predeceased her in 1964 and 1973.

She also was predeceased by brother, Arthur Wm. Rudolph; sister-in-law, Marie Rudolph; nephew, David Rudolph; and her brother-in-law, Carl Blasky.


Vivian MacDonald, 87, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Oct., 25, 1999.

She was born Aug. 4, 1912 in Rainy River, Ont. to the late James and Mary Tyne.

Vivian moved to Fort Frances during her youth. In September of 1936, she was united to Bill MacDonald in Fort Frances. Vivian was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and a charter member of the C.W.L. in Fort Frances.

For enjoyment, she loved to read and sew.


Beatrice Hemmens, 94, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.

She was born Jan. 22, 1905 in La Vallee, Ont. to the late George and Florabelle McTavish.

Beatrice was raised and attended school in the La Vallee Township area. During World War II, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served her country as a nurse overseas in England. During the services, she returned to Canada and worked in the Veterans Hospital in Winnipeg, Man. until her discharge.


In loving memory of Mary Clara Olson, 85, of Emo, Ont., who passed away suddenly at her home Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Sigurd; her daughter, Margaret Ann; her parents, Annie and William McQuaker; two sisters, Hazel and Jean; and her brother, Norman.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Mary Alice Drennan, and June Winik and husband, Jack, all of Emo, Ont.; and son-in-law, John Johnson of Nestor Falls, Ont.


It is with great sadness that the Rodrigues family announces the passing of Herman Machado “Herman” Rodrigues. Our beloved father passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Rainy River, Ont.

Father James Panikulam will officiate, with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River, Ont.


John Kamerman, 64, of Emo, Ont., passed away, with his family and friends at his side, at Port Arthur General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Friday, Oct. 16, 1999 after a brief illness.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Ann.

John is survived by his loving wife, Gertie; daughter, Barbara Kyro (Paul); son, Bram (Norma-Jean); son, Arnold (Yvonne); daughters, Annette Gerrits (Albert), Caroline Hiemstra (Andrew), and Reta Dykstra (Ed); 11 grandchildren; his mother, Hendrika; brothers, Wim, Bram, and Harry; and sister, Rita.


Nickoli “Nick” Pihulak, 82, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999.

He was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Gonor, Man. to the late George and Mary Pihulak.

Mr. Pihulak moved to Fort Frances in 1938 and has lived here since. He had worked on construction with Paul Lawrence and later was employed as a stationary engineer at the O&M paper mill, which later became Boise Cascade. He retired after 44 years of service with the company.


In loving memory of Ellen Wrolstad, 77, of 435 King’s Highway, Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.


After a short illness, Ruth Marion Turgeon, 71, went to be with the angels on Oct. 9, 1999.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Deb Turgeon, Ron (Lynn) Turgeon, and Kathy (Denis) English; grandchildren, Jason, Darren, Steven, Shaun, Amber, and Cody; and her great-granddaughter, Jayden.

Ruth also is survived by her mother, Helen Parker; brother, Bob (Shirley) Olson; and brother-in-law, Lyle Turgeon.

A memorial service was held at the Chapel of First Memorial in Calgary, Alta. on Oct. 13, 1999.