Saturday, April 25, 2015

Obituaries

BLANCHE GRACE BOOTH

Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of Blanche Booth, 74, of Rainy River, Ont., on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Rainy River Health Centre.
Blanche was born March 13, 1941 in Blue Township, Ont. to Ken and Olive (Selman) Anderson.
She was united in marriage to John Robert “Bob” Booth. They resided in Rainy River, where they raised their three boys.

LOIS MARY BRUSVEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Lois Mary Brusven announces her passing, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.
Lois was born on April 26, 1945 to Leslie and Mildred Angus (nee Watts).

JOHN SELMER HALVERSON

John Selmer Halverson passed away peacefully, at the age of 88, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ont.
He was born July 22, 1926 in Rainy River, Ont. to Oscar and Greta Halverson.
His various work included logging, Thunder Bay grain ships, and guiding. One of his greatest pleasures was of nature.

GLEN STEWART ARMSTRONG

Surrounded by love and family by his side, it is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Glen Armstrong, on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the age of 59.

ROBERT DWIGHT SMALLEY

Robert Dwight Smalley, 66, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Friday morning, April 10, 2015 at the Ranier Roost with his loving wife, Dianne, by his side.
Robert was born July 23, 1948 in Uxbridge, Ont. to Wilbur and Joan Smalley.
Bob grew up in Marathon, Ont. along the north shore of Lake Superior.

LILLIAN ‘LBJ’ JOLICOEUR

Lillian Jolicoeur, 86, of Edmonton, Alta., passed away Monday, April 20, 2015.
“LBJ” was predeceased by her parents; five siblings; and Fort Frances/International Falls friends Millie and Ed, Ruby and Lew, Ethyl, Dan and Nellie, and Helen and Rusty.

WELTON JAMES ALLAN

Welton James Allan passed away peacefully, of an unknown infection after a brief hospital stay, on Feb. 15, 2015.
He was born Dec. 29, 1958.
As per Welton’s wishes, there was no funeral or celebration of life.

BRIAN ARMSTRONG

Brian Armstrong, 65, passed on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
He was predeceased by parents, Eileen and Terry.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Dale (Sonya); daughter, Holly; and grandchildren, Sasha, Konstantine, and Valentina.

JOHN HAAS

William (John) Haas passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. after a long battle with cancer.
John was predeceased by his mom, Betty; aunt, Elsie; uncle, Bob; niece, Anita; nephew, Jonathon; and great-niece, Angel.

ROBERT (BOB) JAMES GRAY

It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Gray announces his passing on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. following a lengthy illness.
Bob was born to the late Joe and Doreen (nee Brown) Gray on July 27, 1948 in Emo.

PATRICK (PAT) MAXWELL HICKERSON

Patrick (Pat) Maxwell Hickerson passed away March 28, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 2, 1956 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Pat is survived by his loving wife, Kelly, son, Kevan, and daughter, Kira, all of Kelowna, B.C.

KAJSA ‘KITTY’ MEADWELL

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Kitty Meadwell, with family at her side, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 88.
Kitty was born June 5, 1926 in Tasjo, Sweden.

JOHN JAMES PLASKY

John James Plasky passed away Saturday, March 28, 2105 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
John was born Jan. 19, 1943 in Fort Frances to John and Mary Plasky.
After school, he joined the navy and worked as a cook. Later on, he worked at the paper mill in Fort Frances until he retired in 2000.

MAURICE LaFOREST

It is with great sadness that the family of Maurice LaForest announces his passing on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
He was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Fort Frances, Ont. to Joseph Alphonse and Valerie (Turgeon) LaForest.

RUTH VIOLET LOWES

It is with great sorrow that the family of Ruth Lowes announces her passing on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Ruth was born May 1, 1931 in Fort Frances to Axel and Violet Selin.
She was united in marriage to W.A. “Bill” Lowes on July 29, 1955 and together they raised three children. They were married for more than 49 years.