Monday, September 1, 2014



Karen Adrienne Mary Degelman (nee Gagne), 72, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances after a battle with cancer.


Sadly, the family announces the passing of James (Jim) Wilson, 84, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances.
A time of fellowship will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.
A complete obituary will follow.


Betty Delores Peterson (nee Halverson), 70, of Nestor Falls, Ont., passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
As per Betty’s wishes, a private family memorial will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at


Bob Ottertail passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Lac La Croix First Nation.
A traditional wake will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, with a traditional funeral service to follow on Friday morning at the Ottertail residence at Lac La Croix First Nation.
A complete obituary will follow.


Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Isla Marion Hayes, passed away peacefully at her home in Rainycrest, with her granddaughter, Wendy, by her side, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Mom was born Feb. 18, 1924 in Burriss Township, Ont. to Edwin and Bertha Kennedy, the third of six children.


The family of Maria Latitia Gibson announces her passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.
Maria, the fifth of 10 children, was born Sept. 15, 1912 and was raised and educated in Chapple Municipality.
At an early age, Marie left home to work in the area, cooking, cleaning, and caring for small children.

Birrell, Jessie P. & Birrell, William R. (Bill)

Birrell, Jessie P.
Born July 27th, 1921
Died in Kamloops, BC
August 5th, 2014

Birrell, William R. (Bill)
Born September 20th, 1929
Died in Thunder Bay, ON
August 23rd, 2014

Jessie and Bill were both born in Burris, Ontario to parents Morrison and Elizabeth Birrell.
They were predeceased by both parents and brothers Tom and Morrison and sister-in-law Eileen.


It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn Mathilda Stachiw (nee Bly) announces her passing on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
Evelyn was born March 26, 1928 in International Falls, Mn. to McThilmen and Annie Bly. She was their first-born.


It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Evelyn Stachiw on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
A complete obituary will follow.


It is with a heavy heart that the family of Vivian Marie Cole announces her peaceful passing on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ontario. She was 85 years old.
She proudly raised and supported her three daughters, Glenda Belluz (Jim), Sheila Medwechuk (Jack), and Judy Baker (Jerry). She loved the quality time she shared with her girls.


On Aug. 14, 2014, one month shy of her 86th birthday, Jenny Wonfor passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital, with family there to see her through.


Sadly the family announces the sudden passing of Scott Allen Lamphiear, 50 of Dawson Twp., Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.
As per Scott’s wishes, no service will be held and interment will take place in Baraboo, Wisconsin at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at


It is with great sadness that the family of Michael (Mike) Baranowski announce his passing on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at the Fort Frances La Verendrye Hospital with his family by his side.
Mike was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Mine Centre, Ont. to Michael and Paulina Baranowski. He spent his childhood In Emo and joined the Merchant Marines in his late teens.


The family and friends of Dino D’Agostini sadly announce his passing on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the age of 97 in Fort Frances, Ont
Dino was born in Toronto on April 2, 1917 to Teodora and Filippo D’Agostini. The D’Agostini family later moved to Espanola and then settled in the Gatchel area of Sudbury where they lived in a house that had no basement, toilet or running water.


With family by her side, Evelyn Pearl Loveday passed away peacefully at Pinewood Court in Thunder Bay, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
Mom anticipated being re united in heaven with her beloved husband, Herman Loveday, and her two sons, Duane and Mark.