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DONALD LYNN (BALDY) BALDWIN

It is with heavy hearts the family of Donald Lynn (Baldy) Baldwin announce his passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. As a young boy Donnie grew up in Mine Centre and Fort Frances, Ontario attending Robert Moore School. He spent a lot of time, like most kids in the area, playing hockey, baseball, fishing and hunting. After a brief stint in High School (because he already knew everything), Don entered the workforce. He enjoyed working up in the bush at camp 402 up on the Manitou and also working on the Hallet and tugboats bringing log booms down to the local paper mill.

DONALD LYNN (BALDY) BALDWIN

It is with heavy hearts the family of Donald Lynn (Baldy) Baldwin announce his passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. As a young boy Donnie grew up in Mine Centre and Fort Frances, Ontario attending Robert Moore School. He spent a lot of time, like most kids in the area, playing hockey, baseball, fishing and hunting. After a brief stint in High School (because he already knew everything), Don entered the workforce. He enjoyed working up in the bush at camp 402 up on the Manitou and also working on the Hallet and tugboats bringing log booms down to the local paper mill.

DONALD BALDWIN

Donald Baldwin, 80, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, ON.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

TINA MARIE WEHRENBERG

It is with Great Sadness that the Family Announce the sudden passing of Tina Marie Wehrenberg (nee Leonard).

Born on January 18, 1975 in Emo, Ont.

Passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in International Falls, Minn.

ELIZABETH (BETTY) ANN STROM

It is with great sadness that we announce that Elizabeth Ann Strom passed away at Madonna Long Term Care in Orleans, ON, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the age of 85. She had contracted COVID-19.

Elizabeth (Betty) as she was known was born in Swan River, MB on September 30, 1934. After school she moved to Winnipeg and then to Fort Frances to be the telegraph operator. There she met and married Arne Lloyd (Bud) Strom on August 12, 1954.

DONALD ROSS MEYERS

Don Meyers passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2020, after a short battle with cancer.

Born October 7, 1946 in Emo, Ont., to Ethel and George Meyers,

Don moved to Atikokan in 1953 with his mother, brother and sister. He learned to be a responsible, honest and independent citizen, at an early age.

After High School, Don worked for the CN as a labourer, then began working at Steep Rock Iron Mines in 1965. At the mine, Don enjoyed a variety of jobs from truck driver, to maintenance mechanic, to a planner in mill maintenance.

GORDON ERNEST HAUKAAS

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Gordon Ernest Haukaas, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 81 at his home on Clearwater Lake in The Pas, Manitoba, surrounded by his family. Gordon and his twin brother Robert were born on March 4, 1939 in Fort Frances, Ontario to Olaf and Margaret Haukaas.

DARLENE (DOLLY) BOB Niiyogaabowek Mooz ododeman

On April 27, 2020 after 2 years of illness, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, auntie and friend began her journey to the other side. Dolly will join her “Sweetums” Delford Bob who predeceased her May, 2017.

Dolly was born November 16, 1948 on Manitou Rapids to Janet and James Leonard where she was raised until she married her lifelong partner. She moved to Onigaming where she raised her 2 children, Janet (Neil) and son Junior. Dolly and Delford lived for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, taking the whole crew on trips to Disney and other ventures.

DOUGLAS HARVEY MORRISSEAU Sturgeon Clan

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Douglas Harvey Morrisseau (Doug) announces his passing on Monday, April 20, 2020 in Couchiching First Nation.

Doug was born on December 11, 1961 in Fort Frances, ON to Harry and Louise Morrisseau. He grew up in Couchiching, living there all his life. As a young man he worked for the local paper mill before his health forced him to stop working.

GORDON ALEXANDER McTAGGART

Gordon McTaggart passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home on April 27, 2020, aged 95.

Gordon was a lifelong resident of Fort Frances and enjoyed contributing to the community. Those who knew him in his prime would not be surprised at how bravely he battled the cumulative effects of dementia or how graciously he carried himself in defeat.

MARY JANE PEARSON

In loving memory of Mary Jane Pearson, a truly beautiful person who will be so deeply missed.

Mary Jane passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born on February 20, 1939 to Dudley and Lillian Thomas in Emo, Ontario. Mary Jane was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She always had an open home and an open heart, making anyone who joined in, part of her family. She loved to hear “in detail” about your life, and was there to comfort you during your hardest times and celebrate your proudest moments.

SHANE AUSTEN KELLY Tabasegaabo

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Shane Kelly announces his passing on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his home.

Shane Austen Kelly was a loving son, brother, grandson, cousin and friend to many. He was an avid outdoorsmen who loved hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and learning about the different species of plants and their medical uses. He would go on 4 wheeler rides and long hikes with his bow. He loved to show up his dad with his skill with a rifle.

JOHN ELMER (JACK) STEINKE

John Elmer (Jack) Steinke passed away peacefully on April 20, 2020 at the age of 84.

He leaves behind his son Robert (Gaye) and children Meredith and Corey; daughter Tammy (John) and children Jaclyn (Zack) and Jonathan (Nicci); and son Jeffery (Janice) and his children Carly and Taylor; great-granddaughters Nora and Josie; sister-in-law Esther Dodd of Sault Ste. Marie; as well as many nephews and nieces.

Jack was predeceased by his wife Arleen; son Patrick; parents Walter and Adeline; brothers Jim, Bob and Pete; and special sister-in-law Roberta Jeffery.

MAX CLEMENT

On an evening breeze, Max Clement portaged from this world leaving but a ripple on the waters edge.

Max was a man's man. He walked his own path, paddled his own canoe, and left a legacy beyond measure. He was often heard saying he had lived three lifetimes, and that he wanted to wear out, not rust out. True to his word, Max lived in his home until the last few weeks when he passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Atikokan General Hospital on April 11, 2020.

EDWARD (TED) GEORGE BERRY

The family of Ted Berry regrets to announce his sudden passing at age 83 on Monday, April 13, 2020 at his residence. He was born on June 30, 1936 in Fort Frances, Ontario to the late Ronald and Sainta Berry. Ted was married to the love of his life Barbara Ann Agnew on May 22, 1961 whom he is predeceased by, as well as one granddaughter Michele Berry.

CALVIN THEODORE BOMBAY Ogimaa Binesi (Chief Thunderbird)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cpl. Calvin Theodore Bombay Jr. (59) of Manitou Rapids, Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Cal lived in Rainy River First Nations most of his life, travelling and living in different towns/countries over the years for work and family, but love always brought him home. He was a simple man who had a zest for life who possessed and mastered many skills.

ROBERT LOGAN EWALD

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Logan Ewald in the early morning hours April 5, 2020.

Logan is survived his Father Bob; Son Yuri; Grandsons Owen, Luke, Jake; Daughter Brianna; Granddaughter Hollie; Siblings Linda (Luther), Connie, Carolynn (Leo), Kirby (Donna), Stacey (Dan); and Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Logan was predeceased recently by his Mother Elsie on October 4, 2019.

CALVIN THEODORE BOMBAY

It is with profound sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Calvin Bombay, 59, of Rainy River First Nations on Saturday, April 11, 2020. A complete funeral announcement to follow.

Visitation will be held at Northridge Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with limitations of 10 people followed by a traditional funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. with limitations of 10 people attending, as set forth by the Covid-19 mandate by the Ontario Government and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.