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Denis Alberique DeGagné

April 22, 1934 - September 27, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Denis Alberique DeGagné, our husband, father, grandfather, papa, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. Denis passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the age of 86. We say goodbye with deepest gratitude for having him in our lives and knowing that he always held us close to his heart.

Cindy Lee Olson

Sadly the family announces the passing of Cindy Lee Olson at the age of 58, of Lake of the Woods Twp on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Rainy River Hospital with her family by her side.

Cindy was born on December 9, 1961 in Nipigon, Ontario to parents Theresa and Roger Charron.

Elizabeth (Betty) Maybee (Paldio)

Elizabeth “Betty” Maybee, age 81 years passed away at home on September 22, 2020.

Elizabeth (Betty) Maybee (nee Paldio) was born in Sutherland township, Ontario in 1939. She was the youngest of the three children born to Joseph and Elizabeth Paldio. Betty and the boys were raised on the farm, where they helped with chores, and walked to the small school a couple of miles down the road.

Denis A. DeGagné

Mr. Denis DeGagné, age 86 years, passed away peacefully at Hogarth-Riverview Manor on Sunday, September 27, 2020 with family at his side. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 when family and friends will gather at St. Agnes R.C. Church for the Funeral Mass beginning at 1:30 p.m. celebrated by Rev. James Panikulam. Visitation will be held in the church on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. followed by a prayer service. Arrangements are in care of the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court St. Thunder Bay. A full announcement with service details will follow.


Last Saturday evening, September 19, 2020 at 11 p.m. Norma Elliott, our Pearl of the Orient, with her family at her side slipped peacefully away from us after a long battle with multiple myeloma. Norma was born to Jose and Maria (Teves) Bacang on July 1, 1940 on a plantation called Tangculogan at Bais City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

Janet K.A. Young

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Janet K.A. Young on March 21, 2020, at LaVerendrye Hospital, Fort Frances, Ontario. She was born December 9, 1939, in Emo, Ontario.

Darrell Craig Phillip Mosley

It is with great sorrow that the family of Darrell Mosley announce his passing on Tuesday September 8, 2020 in Thunder Bay, ON of a broken heart. He left to join his beloved Sammi.

Darrell was born on December 14, 1955 in Fort Frances, ON to Olaf and Patricia Mosley. He lived in Fort Frances all his life. He was united in marriage to Sandra “Sammi” Stromberg on September 18, 1979 and together they built a life with their son Lee and their beloved dogs.

Darrell was predeceased by his wife Sammi on June 8, 2020; and his dad Olaf.

Justin James McGinnis

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Ma'iingan Ododeman

It with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Justin James McGinnis, 45, of Rainy River First Nations on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his residence.

Edwin Hector Gouliquer

It is with great sadness that the family of Edwin Hector Gouliquer announces his passing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. He was blessed with the support of his wife Gail, daughter Therese, son-law Grant and granddaughter Katherine, who were at his side through every step of his illness.

John Christopher Esselink

John Christopher Esselink went home to be with his Lord on August 31, 2020.

John was born November 24, 1924 in Barchem, Gelderland, Netherlands to Gerrit and Elisabeth (Lisa) Esselink; the third child of six, with two brothers and three sisters. During WWII, John hid from the Germans at his uncle’s farm since all Dutch boys over seventeen were required to work for the German army. Unfortunately, he was captured and forced to work in concentration camps in Austria and Russia until the war ended in 1945.

Marcella Louise Desrosiers

Marcella Louise Desrosiers, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away after a battle with cancer Monday, August 31, 2020 at the age of 73.

Marcella was born on March 31, 1947 to Augustine and Isabelle Desrosiers. She spent most of her life in Fort Frances and spent many happy years with the love of her life, Theodore (Ted) Perrault in Red Gut Bay, and Thunder Bay.

David Ross Chapman

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of David Ross Chapman, 69, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Downey Retirement Centre, L.A. Calif. where he died peacefully.

He was predeceased by his parents Ross and Lorraine Chapman. He was born August 15, 1951 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, On. He is survived by his brothers Brent (Mary Ellen), Brian and Ron and his sister Cindy Gauthier (Charles). He will be missed by his nieces and nephews and their children, as well as by all of his relatives and friends.