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NICHOLAS (NICK) BORESIUK

Nicholas (Nick) Boresiuk, 90, of 913 Portage Ave. N., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 28, 1908 in Mamayestie, Romania to the late George and Sanefta Boresiuk. Nick moved to Canada in February, 1926, and the following year moved to Fort Frances, where he has lived here since.

He worked for 40 years exclusively in the Fort Frances district as a section man for the C.N. Rail until his retirement on May 18, 1968.

JEAN SMITH

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Smith, 84, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Jean was born Feb. 9, 1914 in Devlin, Ont. to the late John and Olive Matheson, and lived all her life in Devlin and Fort Frances. She was a member of Knox United Church and the U.C.W. of Fort Frances. She also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, and a member of the founding committee and past-president of the Fort Frances and District Association for Community Living.

MELVIN PERTER LEE

Melvin Perter Lee, 75, of Blackhawk, Ont., passed away suddenly at his home Dec. 8, 1998.

Melvin worked most of his life as a guide, starting out at Straw Lake with his brother-in-law, Duncan Magill, and sister, Hilda, at Slippery Winds Resort. He later guided for Dolly and Jack Bruce at Boulder Lodge on Pipestone Lake, then he went to work for Delbert and Gladys Ross at Ross’ Camp on Clearwater Lake.

When the camp was sold to Bill and Armond Mosbeck, Melvin stayed on guiding for Bill and Armond until he retired a few years ago.

BARBARA ANN KEEWAYKAPOW

Barbara Ann Keewaykapow, 32, of Winnipeg, Man., formerly of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.

She was born Dec. 26, 1965 in Kenora, Ont. to Ronald and Clara Jack.

Barbara attended school in Sabaskong First Nation. She was a kind-hearted person, very humorous and outgoing. Barbara also enjoyed attending pow-wows, and was a fancy shawl dancer.

She was predeceased by one brother, Patrick Jack; maternal grandparents, Margaret and Patrick Hebert; and paternal grandparents, Stewart and Mary Jack.

GORDON SYDNEY BALDWIN

Gordon Baldwin, 90, of 960 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Aug. 16, 1908 in Fort Frances to the late Charles and Mary Baldwin. He lived most of his life in Fort Frances and on May 26, 1936, was united in marriage to the former Mary Ryan.

Gordon had worked for the Ontario and Minnesota Pulp and Paper Co. as personnel and public relations officer for 33 years, retiring on Aug. 31, 1973.

JAMES EDWARD DALGETTY

James Edward Dalgetty, 69, passed away at St. Vincent’s Langara in Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998.

He is survived by his loving brother, Douglas of Vancouver and family; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Dalgetty of Fort Frances, Ont. and family.

There will be no service by request.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

GARY WAYNE HICKS

Gary Wayne Hicks, 58, of 228 Third St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was born May 18, 1940 in Windsor, Ont. to the late Frank and Louella Hicks.

Gary had worked for Pilkington Glass Company in Cambridge, Ont. for 10 years before being transferred to Thunder Bay, where he worked for five years. He then moved back to the Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo area, where he worked for Sherwin Williams Paint and Pollock Paint and Decorating for a period of time.

RUBY MARY FRIDAY

Our dearest mother, Ruby Mary (Whalen) Friday, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998.

Mom was born Dec. 25, 1911 in Renous, N.B. but the family moved to Blackhawk and Stratton, Ont. in the 1920s. She attended elementary school in Stratton and high school in Duluth.

She entered the nursing profession in Port Arthur and graduated as a R.N. in 1934 from St. Joseph’s Hospital. Married to Donald Francis Friday on Sept. 30, 1935, they raised a family of three sons and one daughter.

TERENCE ROY (TERRY) ALLAN

Terry Allan, 54, of Carpenter Township, Emo, Ont., passed away suddenly in Carpenter Township on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.

Terry was born Oct. 8, 1944 in Port Arthur, Ont. He was adopted as an infant by his grandparents, Cecil and Elda Allan.

On Sept. 2, 1966, Terence was united in marriage to Helen Maki. They resided in Atikokan for a brief time, where Terry was employed at Caland Ore. The family moved back to operate a small grocery store in Burriss, Ont.

ROSE SPENCER

Rose Spencer, 82, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.

She was born May 16, 1916 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson.

Rose had many hobbies, which included sewing, attending Pow-Wows, setting nets, tanning hides, leather and bead work, and birch bark crafts. She also was a trapper and a lumberjack.

NICHOLAS (NICK) BORESIUK

Nicholas (Nick) Boresiuk, 90, of 913 Portage Ave. N., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 28, 1908 in Mamayestie, Romania to the late George and Sanefta Boresiuk. Nick moved to Canada in February, 1926, and the following year moved to Fort Frances, where he has lived here since.

He worked for 40 years exclusively in the Fort Frances district as a section man for the C.N. Rail until his retirement on May 18, 1968.

ANNA SALAMUND

Anna Salamund, 92, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at her residence.

Anna was born Jan. 6, 1906 in Chedlewce, Austria, where she was raised. In 1932, she moved to Canada and settled in Fort Frances, Ont., where she has lived until her passing.

In 1948, she was united in marriage to Basil Salamund.

Anna was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening and canning. She especially enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, and will be sadly missed by them all.

LEMPI ELLEN HAKE

Lempi Hake, 85, of Rainycrest Home for Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1912 in Fort Frances to Johannes (John) and Serafia Takkunen. Lempi attended Miscampbell School, and was well versed in Finnish, of which she spoke and wrote very well.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed cross-country skiing, swimming, and fishing.

LEMPI ELLEN HAKE

Lempi Hake, 85, of Rainycrest Home for Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1912 in Fort Frances to Johannes (John) and Serafia Takkunen. Lempi attended Miscampbell School, and was well versed in Finnish, of which she spoke and wrote very well.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed cross-country skiing, swimming, and fishing.

WALTER CLIFFORD ‘CLIFF’ ROWLAND

Walter Clifford “Cliff” Rowland, 83, of RR#1, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. He was born Nov. 21, 1915 in Morris, Man. to the late Walter and Elizabeth Rowland.

Cliff moved to the Crozier area in his late teens and had lived there since. His main occupation was farming but he also had worked for the Township of Alberton, at the peat moss plant, and for Dale Perusse and Brad Bradford. He also had worked on the Heenan Highway, now known as Highway 11/71.

His hobbies were farming, horses, and cattle.

SHIRLEY ANN SETHER (NATURKACH)

Shirley Sether, 53, of 806 16th St. E., South International Falls, Mn., passed away peacefully in the arms of her mother, Frances, on Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was the loving wife of James E. Sether of International Falls; mom of Tony and Lisa; and super grandmother of Amy, Nicholas, and James.

LILLIAN LARSON

Lillian Larson, 66, of Roy Street, Emo, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 with her family at her side at Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances.

She was born Aug. 7, 1932 at Finland, Ont.

Lillian was a long-time resident of Emo, having lived there since 1952. She enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables. She also loved to go to garage sales.

Lillian was united in marriage April 14, 1950 to Ingvald, who predeceased her Dec. 27, 1988.

HOWARD EDGAR KINNEAR

Howard Kinnear, 86, of the Golden Age Manor in Emo, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born June 9, 1912 in Toronto, Ont. to the late Edgar and Millicent Kinnear. Howard later moved to Souris, Man., of which he had many fond memories, and then moved to Emo in 1920 as a young boy.

ELSIE HELEN CYR

Elsie Helen Cyr, 40, of Northwest Bay First Nation, Ont., went to be with God the Father in Heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998 at the Ponemah Community Center. Interment was held at the family burial grounds in Ponemah, Mn. under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji, Mn.

She was born Oct. 11, 1958 in Red Lake, Mn., the daughter of James and Rose Cloud. She attended Ponemah Elementary School and graduated from Red Lake High School in Red Lake in 1976.

CLIFFORD MERLE MCINTOSH

“A change in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the curve.”

On Sept. 12, 1929, Clifford Merle McIntosh was born in Dauphin, Man. He passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998 at Atikokan General Hospital.

As a young man, Cliff was an avid swimmer, hockey player with the Dauphin Kings, and an accomplished boxer. Cliff also served two years with the RCMP in Regina, Sask.

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ OSSACHUK

William “Bill” Ossachuk, 77, of Clare Innis Court, Caledonia, Ont., passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 30, 1998 at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ont. after a long battle with Parkinson’s, cancer, and diabetes.

He was born Nov. 19, 1920 in Canora, Sask. but moved to Fort Frances, Ont. with his family in 1922, where he resided until May of this year.

On May 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to the former Doris Spicer.

He was employed by Boise Cascade in 1941 until his retirement in 1985, and was a member of United Paperworkers Union Local 92.

MARGARET MOSHER

Mrs. Margaret Mosher (nee Prince), aged 72, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998. She was born in Sabaskong, Ont. on July 18, 1926.

Margaret will be missed by her sons, Isaac Prince and Ronald Mosher; grandsons, Ryan Mosher, Darren Prince, and Ian Prince; granddaughters, Jennifer Prince and Tanya Prince; sister, Christine Comegan; brothers, Walter Prince and Stanley Prince; uncle, J.R. Prince; sister-in-law, Josephine Prince; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other extended relatives and friends.

DENNIS MAURICE DALSEG

Dennis Dalseg, 44, of Nestor Falls, Ont. passed away suddenly at his home in Nestor Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998.

He was born May 26, 1954 in Fort Frances, Ont. and lived all of his life in Nestor Falls. On Oct. 14, 1978, he was united in marriage to the former Lois Veillieux.

Dennis was involved in all facets of outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and conservation. He also was very fond of all types of animals, and especially loved his pets.

ELIZABETH MACEDON

Elizabeth Macedon, 93, of 815 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1904 in Cozmen, Bukovina (Austria) to the late Bill and Dora Corliuic.

Elizabeth immigrated to Canada in 1924 and settled in Gonar (Selkirk), Man. where she met and married George Macedon. In 1927, they moved to La Vallee, where they farmed for 45 years. Then in 1971, they moved to Fort Frances, where she lived until her death.

Her favourite pastime was to work in her flower and vegetable gardens.

JOHN ‘JACK’ P. MONREAN

John “Jack” (red) Pershing Monrean, 80, of International Falls, Mn. passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 at his home with his family at his side.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church of International Falls, with the Pastor Larry Connors officiating. Military honours will be provided by VFW Post #2948 of International Falls.

The family will greet guests one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.