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MILTON PATRICK 'PADDY' ROACH

The family of Milton Patrick “Paddy” Roach sadly announces his passing on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dad was born and raised in Garden River First Nation, Ont. and at the early age of 14, he left home and went on to begin a life-long career in logging: cutting trees with two-man saws, using horse teams for skidding, and working on the river drives during spring break-up.

PATRICK MILTON ROACH

Patrick Milton Roach, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church at Couchiching First Nation.

A complete obituary will follow.

JEAN PAUL FORGET

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Jean Paul Forget, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

A service of celebration and remembrance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 from 1-3 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

RAVEN ORIN WILSON (formerly Alyce Wilson Busch)

It is with profound sadness that family and friends announce the passing of renowned Canadian visual artist Raven Orin Wilson on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 5:35 p.m. (PDT) in Vancouver, B.C.

She was born Alice Bernice Amelia Wilson to Hiram and Mabel Wilson in Fleming Township, Ont. on March 22, 1931. The daughter of a logger and trapper, Raven grew up living amongst the remote forests of Northwestern Ontario.

JOHN CLARK GAMBILL (POWER)

John Clark Gambill (Power) passed away, at the age of 75, on Sept. 26, 2018 at 100 Mile House Hospital in B.C. with his dear friend, Doug Allan, at his side.

Although he had end stage cancer, he made his courageous journey back to B.C. to see his family and loved ones.

He was born on March 17, 1943.

John was predeceased by his wife, Judith (nee Schmahl).

He is survived by his three children, David (wife, Carrie) and their children, Seamus, Keller, and Molly; daughter Gina; and son, Jeremiah (fiancée, Jevin) and Jeremiah's son, Harrison.

COLIN BRUYERE

It is was profound sadness, grief, and utter shock that we, the Marvin Bruyere family of the Couchiching First Nation, Bear Clan, regrettably and painfully announce the passing into the spirit world of our brother, uncle, “cuz,” nephew, and friend, Colin Ross Bruyere.

“Cokes or Co,” as he was affectionately known, passed to the ancestors around 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 watching NASCAR at home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with his devoted wife nearby. He was 49 years old.

GREG HERRMANN

The family of Greg Herrmann are extremely saddened to announce his sudden passing on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. with family by his side.

Gregory Ray “Bro” Herrmann was born in Fort Frances on Jan. 18, 1959 to Ray and Betty Herman. He was raised on the family farm in Aylsworth Township, south of Emo, Ont., and attended public school at Donald Young and graduated from Fort Frances High School.

He married the love of his life, Mary Gagne, on June 25, 1994.

GREGORY HERRMANN

Gregory Herrmann, 59, of Watten Township, Ont., passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

SYDNEY ARTHUR DARRAH

With great sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Sydney Darrah, 77, of La Vallee Township, Ont. at his residence on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

As per Sydney's wishes, a private family service and interment will take place at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.

GLYNNE EDWARD MARTIN

Glynne Edward Martin passed away peacefully, at the age of 73, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ont.

Glynne was born on May 4, 1945 in St. Austell, Cornwall, England to John and Joan Martin (née McTurk). Together as a family, they moved back to Emo, Ont. in 1946, where he was raised.

Glynne was a very passionate person. He started his career working alongside his dad and uncles in the construction business in Emo. Glynne valued strong work ethic and he took great pride in his accomplishments.

LILLIAN PIHULAK

Lillian Pihulak, a.k.a. “the Walleye Queen,” passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at her Rainycrest home in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 91.

She was predeceased by her husband, Nick, of 54 years; parents, Maria and Angelo DePiero; son, Michael; grandsons, Matthew Sovereign and Brad Pihulak; brothers, Gelindo and Bronc (Aune) DePiero; sisters, Norma (Tom) Grinsell and Louise (Dave) Chambers; her in-laws; and many special friends.

BARRY JAMES STEELE

It is with great sadness that the family of Barry James Steele announces his passing on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 in Atikokan, Ont.

Barry was born on Aug. 14, 1960 in Atikokan to Norman and Helen Steele. He grew up in Atikokan, enjoying all that Northwestern Ontario had to offer.

He worked for the Canadian National Rail as a track hand until he developed rheumatoid arthritis.

He loved to be outdoors, fishing, hunting, spending time at the cabin, and volunteering at the fishery hatchery. He was generous to a fault, always willing to lend a hand to family and friends.

David William Heskins

age 61, passed away at La Verendrye Hospital

on Thursday, September 27, 2018, after a lengthy illness.

David was predeceased by this parents JoAnne and Alan Heskins and brother Doug.

David is survived by his Aunt and Uncle, Janice and Larry Cousineau, cousins Krista McCaig (Mark), Derek Ballard (Heather) and Michael Heskins (Sherry).

David loved the outdoors and had a passion for fishing and hunting.

Thank you to his friends Terry, Len, Danny, Steve, James, Andy and Craig for their friendship and support over the years.

LEONARD HAVER

It is with great sadness the family of Leonard Haver announces his passing on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

Peacefully, with his nieces by his side, Len has gone on to embrace a home free of pain and to join his loved ones.

Leonard was born on December 30, 1928 in Winnipeg, Man. to the late Fred and Mary Haver. Along with his parents and siblings, he lived in Ericksdale and Mulvehill, Man. during his younger years and then in 1947, the family moved to farm in Crozier, Ont.

RAYMOND ALAN GUSHULAK

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Raymond Gushulak announces his peaceful passing, with his family at his side, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.

He fought a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Ray was born on Oct. 26, 1945 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Jack and Katherine Gushulak. The family later moved to Sapawe, Ont., where many fond memories will always be remembered.

At the age of 11, he moved with his family to Atikokan, where they built a new home on Wright Street and Atikokan remained his home.

FRANCESCA MARINARO

It is with great sadness that the family of Francesca Marinaro announces her passing, with family by her side, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.

Francesca was born on Sept. 25, 1931 in Grimaldi, Italy to Pasquale and Teresa Abate.

She grew up in Italy; she then travelled from Naples, Italy to Canada on the ship, Olympica, landing in Halifax on April 27, 1956. From there, she travelled by train to Thunder Bay, Ont., where her brother, Joe, picked her up.

RICHARD WHALEN

We celebrate the love of Richard Whalen. He was a brother, an uncle, a husband, and a good friend to many.

He was united in marriage to June, making lasting memories with family and friends.

He was born on June 10, 1948 and passed away on May 24, 2018.

Richard is survived by his sisters, Carol, Kathy, and Connie; brothers, David and Bruce; stepdaughter, Carrie Lynn Kellar; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place.

Interment will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the J.A. Mathieu Columbarium with his love, June.

CALVIN DURBIN

It is with great sadness that the family of Calvin Ross Durbin announce his passing.

Surrounded with family by his side, Cal passed unexpectedly and peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at Riverside Health Care in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 58.

Born in Fort Frances to Waldo and Loretta on Feb. 3, 1960, Cal was one of eight children.

Cal leaves behind his love and partner of nine years, Vicky Perrault, also of Fort Frances, Ont.

HELEN JULIETTE BLATTNER

It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Juliette Blattner (nee Mouly) announces her passing on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 80.

Helen is survived by her children, Ronald (Shannon and Laura), Lavern (Leona, Derek, and Chelsey), Darren (April, Jonathon, and James), and Jacqlyn (Robin, Jessica, and Justin); siblings, Lucille, John (Irene), Alice, Wilfred (Patricia), Yvette (Doug), Raymond (Rita); brother-in-law, Joe Erza; as well as sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

LEONARD HAVER

It is with great sadness the family of Leonard Haver announces his passing on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

To share memories, a visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 from 11-11:30 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont., followed by a come-and-go tea there until 1 p.m. for family and friends.

A private family internment will take place.

A complete obituary will follow.

CALVIN DURBIN

It is with great sadness that the family of Calvin Ross Durbin announce his passing.

Surrounded with family by his side, Cal passed unexpectedly and peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at Riverside Health Care in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 58.

Born in Fort Frances to Waldo and Loretta on Feb. 3, 1960, Cal was one of eight children.

Cal leaves behind his love and partner of nine years, Vicky Perrault, also of Fort Frances, Ont.

RAYMOND ALAN GUSHULAK

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Raymond Gushulak announces his peaceful passing, with his family at his side, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.

He fought a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Ray was born on Oct. 26, 1945 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Jack and Katherine Gushulak. The family later moved to Sapawe, Ont., where many fond memories will always be remembered.

At the age of 11, he moved with his family to Atikokan, where they built a new home on Wright Street and Atikokan remained his home.

HILLARY JOHNSON

It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Hillary Johnson, 32, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.

She raised two beautiful children, her son, Kasey Singleton, and daughter, Halle Johnson.

Hillary loved spending her time with her children whom she cherished so much. She also loved doing beadwork, cooking, going to pow-wows, and listening to music.