Monday, January 26, 2015

Obituaries

RONALD KENT EGGETT

Word has been received that Ronald Kent Eggett, 76, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 peacefully at his home in Taft, Calif.

WANDA DUFFY

Wanda Duffy, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Victor De Gagné officiating.
A complete obituary will follow.

ELRA (SONNY) SELMAN

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Elra (Sonny) Selman at his residence on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the Devlin Hall in Devlin, Ont.
A complete obituary will follow.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com

SALLY (SARAH ANN HYATT) HALL

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sally (Mum).
She was born Oct. 15, 1933 in Lash Township, southeast of Emo, Ont., and left us to our memories on Jan. 10, 2015.
Sally attended school at Lash #10 and Alysworth, and then graduated from Fort Frances High School with her Grade 13 diploma in 1953.

LENA WINIK

Lena Winik, 92, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances.
Lena was born Aug. 5, 1922 to Oliver and Mary Cholette in Notre Dame Du Nord, Que.
The ninth of 11 children, Lena was born into a French-Canadian, Roman Catholic family where music and laughter defined her memories.

MARTIN LAWRENCE GRINSELL

It is with great sadness that the family of Martin Grinsell announces his passing on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 79, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Marty was born June 8, 1935 in Fort Frances, Ont.

WANDA DUFFY

Wanda Duffy, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

MARTIN LAWRENCE GRINSELL

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Martin Lawrence Grinsell on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
A celebration of life for Marty will be held at a later date.
A complete obituary will follow.

SHARON GAIL PLOURDE

Sharon Gail Plourde, 77, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her loved ones by her side, on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
Sharon was born in Fort Frances on Sept. 28, 1937 to Henry and Stella Dick, and lived here all her life.

PAT BARTEL

It is with profound sadness that the family of Pat Bartel announces his peaceful passing in the early-morning hours of Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
Pat suffered over the past several years from a degenerative neurological disorder that robbed him of his colourful personality.

BUDDY PAUL CYR

Buddy Paul Cyr passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
He was born in Naicatchewenin First Nation on Nov. 28, 1938 to Roderick Cyr and Lucy (Smith) Cyr.
He lived his life to the fullest, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends from near and far. He had a special place in his heart for all who knew him.

HELENE SOFRONUK

It is with great sadness that the family of Helene Sofronuk announces her passing on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
Helene was born June 7, 1926 in Winnipeg, Man. to the late Elko and Maria (Mary) Sofronuk.
She worked at Mel Newman Ltd. and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

RONALD HUGH GEARY

The family sadly announces the sudden passing of Hugh Geary, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Arrangements are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.

JOHN ALFRED WASTELL

John Alfred Wastell, of Calgary, Alta., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 surrounded by his family.
John was born Aug. 18, 1939 in Fort Frances, Ont. He attended St. Mary’s School and Fort Frances High School, graduating from Grade 13.
John and his dad ran the Wastell Electric store on Portage Avenue.

LENA WINIK

Lena Winik, 92, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2105 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances.
A quiet family interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery at a later date.
A complete obituary will follow.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com