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KENNETH GEORGE INKSTER July 15, 1949-Nov. 25, 2019

Our dad was a man of few words, but if you got him talking about something he was interested in, he could talk your ear off about a wide range of topics, as he was educated by life.

He was a hard worker and loved his concrete work over the years, before he moved on to owning and operating his own portable saw mill. He loved to be out in the middle of nowhere cutting wood—it wasn't work to him, it was his happy place. H

e had tools for everything, and knew exactly where in the yard, field or back 40 he'd used and left them last, even if they were snow-covered.

WILMER CLARENCE STANG 1931-2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, and grandfather on Nov. 28, 2019 in Rainy River, Ont.

Wilmer was born in North Branch. After the untimely death of his father when he was five, Wilmer, his mother and four siblings moved to Devlin. After a few years, he and his family moved to Dewart Township and that is where he was married, raised his family and spent the rest of his life.

When Wilmer was a boy, he had two key mentors in his life—Cliff Berg and Ed Mundahl.

BETTY JANE (MYERS) CLEROUX

Betty Jane (Myers) Cleroux was born Nov. 26, 1946 in Kansas City, Mo.

She was brought as a newborn to live up the lake at Little Canoe River. Her parents later bought Camp Ontario on Rainy Lake.

Her early years and the “Lake People” (as she liked to call them) greatly influenced who she was for the rest of her life.

She lived the longest portion of her life in Kamloops, B.C. where she died from cancer on Nov. 15, 2019, her loving husband by her side.

SHIRLEY SNOWBALL

It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Snowball announces her passing on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Shirley was born on May 20, 1954 in Fort Frances to George and Rose Snowball.

She worked as a homemaker, translator and cook before turning her attention to her children.

She loved to take care of people and often found ways to bring her family through wild rice harvests and blueberry picking.

She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino.

SHIRLEY SNOWBALL

It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Snowball announces her passing on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at LaV erendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Shirley was born on May 20, 1954 in Fort Frances to George and Rose Snowball.

She worked as a homemaker, translator and cook before turning her attention to her children.

Shirley loved to take care of people and often found ways to bring her family through wild rice harvests and blueberry picking. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino.

HILDEGARD BRUEHL

Hilde was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Nauholz, Germany to Friedrich and Emma Kramer.

As the oldest child, she needed to provide her mother with much help through the difficult war years; she often suffered hunger, fear and cold, at a young age.

On March 15, 1957, she was joined in marriage to Eberhard Bruehl, in Netphen, Germany. They were married for 48 years, and had two children, Dorothea of Montreal, Que. and Gottfried (Shari) of Stanbridge, Que. Gottfried has two children, Sabrina and Nathan.

BILLY WAYASH Zaagaateaash Adik Clan

It is with great sadness that the family of Billy Wayash announces his sudden passing on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born on May 1, 1943 in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation to John and Mary Wayash.

Billy worked as a trapper, logger and tourist guide for many years. He was also the school boat driver and then the school bus driver for over 17 years.

MARJORIE FLORENCE ADVENT

With sorrow, the family of Marjorie Florence Advent (née Clement) announce her death at Rainycrest Long Term Care on Nov. 21, 2019.

Marjorie was born on Oct. 16, 1928, at the family homestead of Four Pines in North Branch, Ont., to Albert and Estha (née Nielsen) Clement, where she grew up with her siblings, Don, Max, and Maxine.

As a young girl, Marj attended both Dewart and Sifton schools and then onto Fort Frances High School, graduating at age 14.

Her first paying job at the age of 15 was teaching at Morson in a converted log house.

COLIN MAURICE DALSEG

It is with heavy hearts the family of Colin Maurice Dalseg announce his sudden passing on Nov. 21, 2019 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Colin was born on Feb. 24, 1940, in Rainy River, Ont., son of Norman and Marie Dalseg (nee Mathieson).

Colin was raised in Morson, Ont. and started working for Dalseg's Forest Products in 1958 and worked on freight boats, the sawmill, drove truck, ran his own logging camp on Split Rock Island, Lake of the Woods, was manager of Dalseg's Marina and purchased Peterson's Stop and Shop grocery store in 1974.

EVELYN ELAINE HICKS

Following a long and courageous battle with cancer, Evelyn Elaine Hicks (Peterson) passed away on Nov. 24, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care.

Evie was born on Sept. 25, 1944 in Whitehorse, Yukon to Harold and Esther Peterson (Strand).

The family then relocated to Fort Frances where she and her sisters grew up in the family home on Walker Avenue.

After graduating from Fort Frances High School, Evie moved to Thunder Bay where she met her future husband, Gary Hicks.

DARLENE LINKLATER

(Theresa) Darlene Linklater, 63, passed away at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. 2019.

She was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ont. on Nov. 18, 1956 to Eva and Henry Linklater

She later moved to Couchiching First Nation and then to Winnipeg, raising her family there. She moved back to Fort Frances for a time before settling in Thunder Bay.

She was a loved by her family, a strong and independent woman, and always put her family first.

SALLY OLIVIA MARLENE WRIGHT Aug. 30, 2019-Nov. 17, 2019

With sadness, we announce the passing of our dear baby girl, Sally Olivia Marlene Wright, on Nov. 17, 2019 in Ashern, Man.

Sally will be so lovingly missed by her mother, Natasha, and her father, Ronald Wright Jr.; her sister, Ariyah Joyce; great-grandmothers “mama” Marlene Beardy and Judith Wright; and great-grandfather, Jim Wright.

GRETA EIDE

Greta Eide passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care with family by her side.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

EVELYN HICKS

After a courageous battle with cancer, Evelyn Hicks of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care with family by her side.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

A complete obituary to follow.

JOHN MURDOCK McCOY

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of John McCoy, 83, of Miscampbell Township, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital.

John was born on Sept. 17, 1936 in Devlin, Ont. to parents Robert and Donalda (McLean) McCoy. John was united in marriage to Henrietta Johnson on Sept. 9, 1956 and together raised their five children.

John served in the US Air Force four years, serving one year in Korea.

He enjoyed spending time at the lake with family and friends, fishing and hunting (especially moose camp) and tinkering in the garage.

MILDRED IRENE MARSH Jan. 23, 1925-Oct. 27, 2019

Mildred Marsh passed away in her sleep at her home at Riverpark Gardens.

She is survived by her three children, Diane Crease (Fred), Marsha Steeds (Bill) and Kent Wesley (Carla); sister, Betty Hagarty; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mildred was born in Sleeman, Ont. but became a long-time resident of Winnipeg.

She served a period of time in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War as did her father and brothers.

At her request, the immediate family had a private get together.

MARY KELLY (KAGAGESEGEG WASISII dodem) May 21, 1936-Nov. 6, 2019

The family of Mary Kelly, Kagagesegeg sadly announces the passing of our beloved Mother on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Lake of the Woods Hospital.

A traditional funeral service was held on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, officiated by Elder Fred Kelly at the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation.

Mary was surrounded by her loving family as she travelled onto the spirit world. With all our hearts, she will be dearly missed.

She took pride in being a mom, grandma, great grandma and an auntie to many.

DIXIE CORRINE WATSON

With profound sadness and a mixture of joy and faith in our Lord Jesus, the family of Dixie Watson (nee McQuaker) wish to announce her passing peacefully in the Rainy River Hospital on Nov. 8, 2019 following a sudden onset of pancreatic cancer.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, her mother and father (Carson and Iris McQuaker), and a number of aunts and uncles.

LLOYD GILBERT HOFFMAN

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Lloyd Gilbert Hoffman, 89, of Fort Frances, Ont. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Lloyd was born in Rainy River, Ont. on Jan. 11, 1930.

Lloyd leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Arlene; one daughter, Shelley (Scott); and a daughter-in-law, Dianne.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Trevor (Maryse) Wolff of St. Amable, Que., Scott (Amy) Hoffman of Murillo, Ont., Katrina Wolff of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Kristopher (Tori) Howell of Iowa City, Iowa; and great-grandchildren, Elliott Wolff, Adeline Hoffman and Aiden Howell.

MAY EDNA MATHESON

It is with great sadness that the family of May Edna Matheson announces her passing on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Rainycrest Home For The Aged.

May was born on May 13, 1932 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Robert and Marta McKenzie.

She lived in Fort Frances all her life, working at various businesses over the years. She was well-respected for her hard work ethic.

Mom loved to host family dinners as she was a wonderful cook.

May was united in marriage to Ivan (Ike) Matheson and together they raised three children, Jill, Jack and Karen.

STEVEN ROBERT WATSON

Mr. Steven Robert Watson, age 58 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family, in the T.B.R.H.S.C. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Steve was born in Scarborough, Ont. on April 20, 1961, the son of Robert and Patricia Watson.

He grew up in Brampton before attending Lakehead University where he earned his Master's Degree in Forestry.

He worked with the M.N.R. throughout Northern Ontario before joining Resolute where he worked for the past 23 years.

Steve met the love of his life Mary-Lou Soucie in Timmins and the two were married in 1993.

CECIL EARL LORNE MOSBECK

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cecil Earl Lorne Mosbeck, age 77, at La Verendrye Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, with family by his side.

Cecil was born in Finland, Ont. on March 7, 1942 to the late Milton and Betty Mosbeck.

On Aug. 12, 1962, Cecil married the love of his life Karen. They were happily married for 53 years until Karen's passing on Feb. 17, 2016. Dad would often recall the many beautiful memories he treasured. He missed mom deeply.

Dad was employed at the pulp and paper mill for 41 years, until his retirement in 2007.

MAY EDNA MATHESON

It is with great sadness that the family of May Edna Matheson announces her passing on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Rainycrest Home For The Aged.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29 in Fort Frances, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.