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TINA PETKAU

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

Tina Petkau was born on April 11, 1938 and was taken to her Heavenly Home on March 17, 2020 at 6:26 p.m. in her home, Stratton, Ontario. She was born to Henry and Elizabeth Plett in Hanover, Manitoba, Canada.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her faithful husband Henry F Petkau and her 13 daughters, two sons along with all their spouses and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

EUGENE JOSEPH (BUZZ) GRENNIER

Eugene Joseph (Buzz) Grennier passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Buzz loved his family, especially his wife Marie -she was his Mama Bear and he was her Boo. Together they have seven children, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was proud of each and every one of them.

JANET YOUNG

On Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital, Janet Young, 80, of Fort Frances and formerly of Emo peacefully passed away.

A complete announcement to follow, with memorial service to take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

LAURA PATRICIA GILSON

It is with sadness that the family of Laura Patricia Gilson (nee Steer), 78, of Ottawa, Ontario announces her passin away on March 19, 2020.

Born May 23, 1941 in Collingwood, Ontario, Laura, better known as Pat, grew up in Midland, Ontario as an only child of Garfield and Laura Steer. Known as 'Patsy' by family and friends during her younger and wilder years, she loved to sing and dance and had a passion for life.

ROMA MARIE LARRY

Roma Marie Larry, 81, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Rainycrest Long Term Care.

Roma was born on Aug. 13, 1938 in Pinewood, ON to Odilon and Lea Legros. She grew up in Pinewood, ON and moved to Fort Frances with her family as a teenager. She was united in marriage with Clifford Larry on Sept. 27, 1969.

JACK GEORGE BARNARD

It is with great sadness the family of Jack George Barnard 73 of Emo, Ontario announce his passing on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the La Verendrye Hospital.

Jack was born to parents George and Ann Barnard on May 12, 1946 in Armstrong, Ontario.

Jack was a carpenter by trade and work at many projects throughout Ontario and beyond. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

NOLAN JAMES WINDIGO

Nolan James Windigo, 28, of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A traditional wake will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. at Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Gymnasium.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Gymnasium.

A complete obituary will follow.

ALBERT TURGEON

July 3, 1943 – March 14, 2020

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Dryden Community Funeral Home with Father Alan Campeau officiating.

Th ere will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Donations may be made to the DRHC Equipment Fund or a charity of choice through the Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Avenue Dryden, ON P8N 2X3

SIMON RUSSELL KABATAY Bear Clan

It is with great sadness that the family of Simon Kabatay announces his sudden passing on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital.

Simon was born on April 27, 1993 in Winnipeg, MB to Bryan Kabatay and Lila Blackjack.

He lived in Seine River First Nation most of his life. He enjoyed BBQs and sitting around the summer fires with his family and close friends. He was looking forward to his fifth summer working with Pipestone Lodge as a guide. He was well known for helping out wherever he was needed at work and in general.

MIRON (MARVIN) BODNAR

It is with great sadness that the family of Miron (Marvin) Bodnar announces his sudden passing on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Marvin was the son of Joseph and Dominia Bodnar. Born in Cooks Creek, Manitoba on February 10, 1943.

At a young age his family moved to Crozier, ON, his home until his passing.

Marvin worked with his father and brothers delivering coal to customers in Fort Frances.

JUDITH ANN DESCHAMPS

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Judith Ann Deschamps on Thursday, March 12, 2020 (in her 74th year), after battling heart conditions since childhood. With her effervescent personality and zest for life, she endured two open heart surgeries with courage, integrity and strength.

CATHERINE (KAY) MACDONALD

It is with great sadness but comforted by faith in life everlasting that the family of Catherine (Kay) MacDonald announce her passing on March 9 ,2020.

Catherine (nee Quigley) was born in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on April 29, 1922. She was the daughter of Luke and Margaret Quigley and one of 11 siblings. Catherine was united in marriage to Philip MacDonald on June 29, 1957 in St. Catherine's, Ontario.

ALAN TAYLOR

We are saddened to announce the passing of Alan Taylor, age 83, of Thunder Bay. He passed away peacefully after a long fulfilling life.

He was affectionately known as Big Al, the man with 9 lives. Alan and the love of his life, June, were married for 63 memorable years.

Alan was born on June 8,1936 in Newcastle, UK. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer and served for her Majesty in the armed forces prior to emigrating to Canada in 1966 to work for Canada Car. After that, he was the General Manager of CASE Power and Equipment, retiring in 1992.

JANET MARGARET LEE

Janet Margaret Lee (nee Crowe), 69, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 25, 1950 in Fort Frances to Danny and Margaret Crowe. She lived in Fort Frances her entire life, working various jobs, including 20 years at Rainycrest before taking a job at the United Native Friendship Centre. She loved her job and was heartbroken when she could no longer work due to her health and mobility issues. She missed her colleagues and her clients.

MARY ALICE POCOCK

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Pocock announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

Mary was born March 14, 1954 to Harold and Gertrude Pocock in Fort Frances.

She later moved to Winnipeg, Man. with her mother and sister Dorothy.

Mary was a free spirit, she loved to travel and did, wherever and whenever she could for work and family. Mary loved all babies, human or animal, and nature.

She married Allen Hadden in 1981.

RAINY LEE LOYIE (RENEE DAWN)

Rainy was born in Northern Alberta, Nov. 29, 1979 and came into our lives June 20, 1980.

Rainy spent her early childhood in Winnipeg and was happy to relocate to Fort Frances with her family when she was eight years old; Rainy loved being close to her extended family of Birds.

Rainy especially enjoyed time spent with her cousins at the family cabin on Rainy Lake and being a part of so many family gatherings.

RAY COUSINEAU

Ray Cousineau, 86, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital.

Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will follow.