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Obituaries

TREYDON MALACHI GAGNÉ-THOMSON

 

It is with the deepest sorrow and heartbreak we announce the passing of our son, brother, grandson, cousin and best friend.

Treydon, also known as ‘Trey” and Malachi (by his mom) was a vivacious and curious boy from the time he walked. He loved going to McDonald's on the weekends with his pops “Gagné” for fwies as Treydon called them. He loved looking out the living room window for his “Nan” to pick him up for a visit and visits with his grandma Debbie.

WILLIAM (BILL) PAUL SZLAUKO

 

On January 25, 2021 Bill Szlauko passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at Rainy River Hospital.

He was born to Paul and Anna Szlauko in Deerlock, Ontario on February 25, 1934.

Bill was a faithful member of the Knox United Church, the Rainy River Legion, the curling club and the Baudette Moose.

DAVID "DAVE" GEORGE LONEY

 

Dad was humble and lived by example. He didn’t tell us, or anyone else, how to live. The closest he got to preaching was “keep the freshest milk at the back of the shelf.” He worked at Cloverleaf Grocery for nearly seventy years and enjoyed spending time with his cherished store family.

MICHAEL JOHN KEARNEY "MICKEY"

 

Sadly the family announces the sudden passing of Michael Kearney, 82, of Fort Frances and formerly of Emo on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the La Verendrye Hospital.

Michael was born June 20, 1938 in Rainy River, Ontario to parents Ezra and Mary Kearney. Michael was a heavy equipment operator and worked for many construction firms over the years, right up to retirement. He loved camping, fishing and hunting with family and friends.

ANTONIA MARIE EDGETT

 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother and “Nona,” Antonia Marie Edgett (nee Coran), on January 18, 2021. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving daughters.

STEVE PAUL JOHNSON

 

Nenaakamiganong - Eagle Clan

It is with great sadness that the family of Steve Johnson announces his passing on Sunday January 10, 2021 at the La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

ANTONIA MARIE EDGETT

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Antonia Marie Edgett announces her passing on Monday, January 18, 2021 with her family by her side.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

DALE BOYD

Mrs. Dale Sandra Boyd, age 78 years of Atikokan, passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, January 17, 2021, with her husband Don and her son Blain by her side. Dale was born on February 16, 1942 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

Dale will be deeply missed by her husband Don; sons Brent and Blain (Jillian); her grandchild Alexandra; and all her relatives and close friends, of which she had many.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street, Thunder Bay.

RAYMOND W. SPRENGER

 

We are saddened to announce the passing of Raymond W. Sprenger December 28,2020.

He leaves behind his wife Judy and children Roberta Oliver, Raelene Sprenger-Baum, Gavin Sprenger and numerous other relatives.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held later.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s society would be appreciated.

RAY LOWES

 

It is with heavy hearts the family of Ray Lowes announce his passing on Thursday, Jan 7, 2021 at LaVerendrye Hospital with his wife by his side. He was born on March 19, 1938 to Albert & Eva Lowes. He grew up in Sleeman and Rainy River, Ont.

He married Marion Wrolstad on Feb 21, 1964 and spent 56 years together. They had three children.

STEVE PAUL JOHNSON

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Steve Johnson announces his passing on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions a private traditional wake and ceremony will be held at the Naicatchewenin First Nation.

A complete obituary will follow.

KENNETH GOULIQUER

 

With heavy hearts the family of Kenneth Gouliquer announces his passing on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Born on April 27, 1955 to Art & Madeline Gouliquer. Ken loved the lake life, fishing and camping with family & friends. He worked construction in earlier years and guiding for area camps.

HEATHER MARIE CROWE

 

Heather Marie Crowe, 65, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

She was born on August 22, 1955 in Fort Frances to Danny and Margaret Crowe. She lived in Fort Frances her entire life, working various jobs including many years at Seven Generations. She loved her job and was heartbroken when she could no longer work due to her health issues. She missed her colleagues as she made many lasting friends there.

FLORENCE BUFFINGTON

 

Florence (Patsy) grew up in International Falls and was known for her warm, outgoing and independent personality. One time as a kid she went downtown in her pajamas. Of course now people go to Walmart in their pajamas all the time.

She was always very thoughtful, doing things for someone that no one else would even think of. In one instance, she heard someone had never had a birthday cake, so she baked them one.

BARBARA GAIL MARR

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Gail Marr announces her passing on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital.

Barbara was born June 18, 1958 to Jack and Muriel Marr. She grew up in Fort Frances, where she spent most of her life. Barbara loved her books, watching TV, her pets Trinket and Willow. She was a very talented cross stitcher, she left us with many beautiful works.

MARJORIE KATERICK

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Marjorie Katerick (nee Holland) announces her passing on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ontario.

VIRGINIA COUSINEAU

 

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the passing of Virginia Lydia Cousineau, nee Terry. Mom was 93 and passed on December 26, 2020 in St. Joseph’s Hospice Unit, with her daughters by her side.

SHIRLEY WILSON

 

Shirley Wilson, 95, of Emo, Ontario passed away in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre on Monday, December 14, 2020 with family by her side.

She was born on August 23, 1925 in Morley Township to George and Edna Alexander (nee Nielson).

Shirley grew up on the Danish family’s homestead in Morley, where she felt particularly privileged to have the guidance and love of her grandmother, Berte (Bertha) Nielson as well as that of her family and other extended family members. She attended Pattullo #8 School with her brothers and helped out on the family farm.