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Belle, Violanti "Jack"
April 03, 2001
BELLE
Mr. Violanti "Jack" Belle, age 87, a resident of Jasper Place, passed away peacefully at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-Port Arthur Site on Tuesday, April 2, 2001. Jack was born in Italy and came to Fort William as an infant. As a youngster out of high school, he worked with his father in the construction field. During the war Jack started work at Can-Car (now Bombardier) and over the years was involved in the construction of airplanes, buses, rail cars, logging equipment, trailers and subway cars, retiring in 1972. Prior to moving to Jasper Place, Jack lived for many years on Oliver Road where he raised his family. He later spent his winters with May in Florida and his summers at Grandview Beach. Jack is survived by sons Robert (Arlene), John (Mary), Richard (Carol), Donald (Lori), Sudbury, and daughter Susan (Gary) Gall of Surrey, B.C., grandchildren: Lynda (Mike) Kaban, Gary (Tammy) Belle, Diane (Bill) Savor, Philip (Jackie) Belle, Karen (Bruce) Irving, David (Christy) Belle and Jason Belle and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are step-son Leonard (Carol) Elsey, step-grandchildren: David (Lorraine) Elsey, Dan (Sharon) Elsey, Michael (Tammy) Elsey, Joan (Marty) Gruben, Nola (Mike) Nigro, Bob (Cathy) Lazinski, Karl (Rose) Lazinski, Len (Cindy) Lazinski and numerous step great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Helen on December 20, 1974, a child in infancy, his second wife Minnie May on March 26, 2001, his parents Nicholas and Teresa, brothers John and Tony, sisters Amelia, Jessie and Lillie, granddaughter Lisa Belle, step-daughter Helen Kirby and step grandson Steven Elsey. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street with Rev. Scott Gale officiating. Inurnment of cremains to follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the Alzheimer's Society or Pioneer Ridge Home For the Aged would be appreciated.

Henderson, Charles
November 19, 2003
Mr. Charles (Chuck) Henderson, age 76 years, resident of Junot Avenue, formerly of Lakefield, ON., passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital General on Sunday, November 16/03. Born in Liverpool, England on December 3, 1926, his parents were George and Esther Henderson (Predeceased). A hard worker, Chuck was a laborer throughout his life, working with various companies. An active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command, he was a former member of Branch #77 in Lakefield, and a present member of the Port Arthur Legion, Branch #5. Chuck is survived by Daphne, his companion and wife of forty eight years; son Melvin; daughters: Sharron (Bernard) Marlow of Toronto (presently here), Mary Lou (John) DeMarco of Ottawa (presently here); son Doug Henderson; grandchildren: Christopher Costa, Anthony, Michael, Andrew, Jeanette and Michelle; great grandchild Celine Costa; sister Barbara (William) Koldt; daughter-in-law Anne Henderson and first wife Mary Henderson. He was predeceased by his parents George (1971) and Esther (1977) Henderson; brothers: Lawrence and Harold; sister Dorothy; son Mac in April 2003. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre on Thursday, November 20th at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Canon John Jordan, with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday evening (TONIGHT) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Chuck's memory to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #5 Building Fund.

Winslow, Lempi
April 03, 2001
WINSLOW
Lempi Winslow passed away suddenly at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital McKellar Site on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2001 at the age of 81 years. Mrs. Winslow was born in South Gillies on February 26th, 1920. She was raised and educated in the area and lived at her Oliver Road residence for 52 years. Lempi was a member of the Rural 60 Plus, lifelong member of the McIntyre Women's Institute and Pinegrove United Church. She enjoyed her time spent with her two grandchildren. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Sharon (Jack) Carlson of Owen Sound (enroute), Fran Winslow of Thunder Bay, John (Wendy) of Thunder Bay, 2 great grandchildren Nancy Carlson of Sudbury (enroute) and Evan of Thunder Bay, sister, Impi Maki of Thunder Bay and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Frank (1991) and 8 siblings. Funeral Services for Mrs. Winslow will be held in Pinegrove United Church on Friday, April 6th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jack White officiating. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue on Thursday evening, April 5th, 2001 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Love (Durham), Doris I.
April 03, 2001
LOVE
Doris I. Love (Durham) of Thunder Bay died suddenly, April 2, 2001 at her residence. She was born in West Fort William and spent her life in the Thunder Bay area until her death. She had worked at the Provincial Paper Mill until her marriage to Gilbert Love in 1939. She was a member of the 55+ and enjoyed doing Tai Chi and working in her garden. Survivors are daughter Barbara McKee (Bruce), a son Gregory Love (Linda), five grandsons and one great grandson. She was predeceased in death by her husband Gilbert Love and two sisters and one brother. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, corner of Arundel and Leslie Avenue, Current River on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ed Swayze officiating. Arrangements are in care of the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma.

Prete, Louise
November 27, 2003
Mrs. Louise Prete, age 89 years a resident of 63 Carrie Street passed away unexpectedly in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-McKellar Site on Monday, November 24, 2003. Born in Port Arthur, Louise lived most of her working life in Nipigon, operating the Normandie Hotel with her husband Peter until their retirement in 1977. Afterwards they spent most of their time with their son living in the foothills of South Central California. In 1999 they returned permanently to Thunder Bay and resided at St. Joseph's Heritage. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League of the Annunciation of Blessed Virgin Mary R. C. Church in Nipigon. Louise enjoyed reading, especially newspapers, magazines, and clipping articles for her collection. She loved playing the piano and listening to the oldies like Perry Como and Nat King Cole. She enjoyed baking cookies, cakes, especially cheese cakes. Louise started knitting a sweater 63 years ago, and was hoping to have it finished for her grandaughter this Christmas. She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons Louis Paul and Peter Lawrence, daughter Patricia Ann of Barrie; grandchildren: Mary Coady (Dan) of Sudbury, David, Peter and Michael Malleau of Toronto, Zachary of Thunder Bay and Rebecca Prete of London and Christopher Prete of Barrie, great grandchildren Olivia and Ryan Coady of Sudbury, and baby Trinity of Mississauga, who was born on the day of Louise's passing, sisters: Jesse MacKinnon and Eva Swanson of Oakville. Louise was predeceased by her husband Peter (March 21, 2003), daughter Rena (September 11, 1996), and sisters: Rose, Lily and Mary, brothers: Charlie and Frank. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday November 29, 2003 when family and friends will gather for Funeral Mass in Corpus Christi R.C. Church at 11: 00 am, celebrated by Rev. P.M. Stilla V.F.. Services will conclude in the church. A private Entombment will be held at a later date in Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum. Visitation for friends will be Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 N. Court Street with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Kirchen, Monica
April 03, 2001
Monica Kirchen passed away, with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, March 30th, 2001 at the age of 54 years. Monica cherished the time spent with her family. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts, cooking and baking. She was highly active in the parent's committee of 66 RCACS and volunteers and spent much time gardening. Monica was very proud of receiving her high school diploma, with honours, in 1998. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 31 years, Richard, her children, Richard (Tammy), Norma (Phil), Heather (Charles) Kerber, Ryan and Curtis, grandchildren, Michelle, Craig, Cadance, brothers, Donald (Mary) enroute, sister, Betty-Anne (Fred) Woods and Deloris Heck. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Irene and Michael Berzney. Monica was a friend and confidant to all who knew her. A memorial funeral service for Mrs. Monica Kirchen will be held at the Chapel of Jenkens Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4th, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Laura Greame officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, evening, April 3rd, 2001 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. at Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue. If friends so desire, donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, St. Joseph's Hospice or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Tarkin, Helen
November 28, 2003
In loving memory of Helen Tarkin (nee Dziubaniuk), 77 years, Wednesday evening, November 26th, 2003 at the SRH - St. Joseph's Health Centre. Beloved wife of Henry Tarkin of Sudbury. Loving mother of Frank Merrill of Garson. Cherished grandmother of Frank Jr. (wife Stacey) of Whitefish, Robert and Vanessa both of Garson and Gordon predeceased. Will be missed by her daughter-in-law May Merrill of Sudbury. Dear sister of James Dziubaniuk (wife Lily) of Ottawa, Josephine Desjardins (husband Maurice) and Juley Dixon (husband Clarence) both of Sudbury. Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Sabina Dziubaniuk. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Funeral prayers in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Lynch Street, Sudbury, Sunday, November 30th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Diabetic Association would be appreciated. Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 pm Saturday.

Knough, Kathleen (Kay)
November 28, 2003
Kathleen (Kay) Knough
July 13, 1917 - Nov. 27, 2003
Kathleen Alice (Nee Raby) passed away peacefully in St. Joseph's Care Group, Thursday, November 27th, 2003, with her family by her side. Kay was predeceased by her loving husband Fred, sister Muriel Tilbury, and brother Jack Raby. Kay will be sadly missed by sons Gary (Wanda) and Rick (Betsy), grandchildren Lisa Frankl (Jason), Carys and Kevin Knough, great-grandchildren Kelsey and Matthew Frankl, sister Dorothy McRury (Ed), sisters-in-law Margaret Howie, Betty Knauff, and Cecelia Knauff, and brother-in-law Bert Harris. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive. Kay's family was blessed to have such a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and are grateful for the many wonderful memories she left behind. Funeral services for the late Kathleen Knough will be held in the chapel of Jenkens Funeral Home on Monday, December 1st, 2003 with Rev. Jennifer Uhryniw officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening November 30th, 2003 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by a service conducted by the Order of the Royal Purple, Lodge 14, at 8:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

KIVIPELTO, JARL OLIVER
November 29, 2003
Mr. Jarl Oliver Kivipelto, age 90 years, of Jasper Drive, passed away peacefully in Westmount Hospital on Friday, November 28, 2003. Born in Parkkon Alas Kyla, Finland in 1913, he came to Canada and Port Arthur in 1923. During his working career as an independent trucker, Jarl was employed by Ontario Hydro, Trans-Canada Pipelines and had many other endeavors. Jarl loved to work in the bush and owned several wood lots. Jarl is survived by his wife Ann (nee Dolinski); step-daughter Carol (Donald) Perrier; his sister Leah Presinger, all of Thunder Bay. Also surviving are his step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his brother Esa Kivipelto and his brother-in-law Charlie Presinger. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. Ed Long. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations made to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Kari, Tyyne
December 01, 2003
Mrs. Tyyne Irene Kari, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2003, at Bethammi Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ylapiha, Salahmi, Finland, on November 5, 1919, one of ten children, to Hilma and Pekka Nissinen. Tyyne married the handsome young soldier Sulo Kari in 1946, and moved to Lahti, where their two children, Eeva-Liisa and Matti were born. With the promise of a better life in Canada, they immigrated to Port Arthur, via Halifax, in March of 1952. Tyyne made the ocean trip alone, with the children, as Sulo had come across earlier to look for work and provide a home to live in. With Sulo, and newly-found friends, Tyyne took night classes to learn English, and in August, 1958 they became very proud Canadian citizens. In 1960, the family moved to Dryden, Ontario because Sulo found steady employment at the Dryden Paper Mill, as an electrician. They were able to build a beautiful house, which was a real showpiece because of Tyyne's love of gardening...the tallest gladioli, most brilliant begonias, and her pride and joy, the multicolored, fragrant peonies. During their last ten years in Dryden they lived in their dream home on the lake, where they enjoyed the sauna, swimming, and Tyyne most of all, her cross-country skiing. Mummo's best times were when the grandkids, Todd and Jennifer, came for long visits. In 1978, Tyyne and Sulo moved back to Thunder Bay, to be closer to their Finnish "roots", but mainly to be near the grandchildren. Sadly, Tyyne lost her soulmate, Sulo, in 1980. Although some of the "spark" was gone, she ventured into a new active, independent life. Always very active and outdoorsy, Tyyne loved to go for long walks, crunching through fallen autumn leaves, picking blueberries, strawberries, grow flowers, and even participated in the Sibley Ski Tour several times before failing health prevented that. She made several trips to Finland to visit her siblings and relatives. Tyyne was an active member with the Finnish Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church on Secord St. and then at Hilldale Lutheran Church. She was also very involved in all the activities at Suomi Koti, -the tea and bake sales and raffles, bingos. She was one of the first residents to move in when in was built. In her earlier years she was also an active member of The Ladies of Kaleva, and enjoyed traveling to various conventions with them. Over the last several years, the progression of Alzheimer's Disease, forced her to lose her independence and move to Versa Care Centre, where she received wonderful care from people who treated her with the dignity she deserved. In April of this year, Tyyne moved to Bethammi Nursing Home to be closer to family. She was worn out and tired, and closed her eyes for her last sleep, knowing that she would be reunited with her beloved Sulo in God's heaven. Her last days were made as comfortable as possible by the incredibly caring and compassionate staff, to whom we give thanks. Tyyne was predeceased by her parents, her husband Sulo, brothers Veikko, Viljo, Kauko and Martti, and sisters Wilma, Meimi, Vieno and Taimi, and step-son-in-law, Matti Mehtonen. She is survived by daughter Eva Burki (Willy), son Matti, of Hamilton, On., step-son Erkki Kari (Joan) of Hamilton, step-daughter Seija Mehtonen of Finland, Grandchildren- Todd Robinson (Tracey), Jennifer Lible (David), David Kari (Valerie) of Bowmanville, On., Steven Kari of Brampton, On., Christopher Kari of Hamilton, On., and Jaana, Mika, and Timo Mehtonen of Finland. Great-grandchildren-Bailey Robinson, Jayson and Cassidy Lible, Michael Kari of Bowmanville. Other loving family members-Dora Burki, Brad, Kim, Codey, Cashton, and Colton Burki of Winnipeg, Tobi, Irv, Amanda, and Corbin Heide of Lacombe, Alberta. Funeral Services will on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in Hilldale Lutheran Church, officiated by Rev. Jari Lahtinen. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Society, so we can beat this disease.

Hartnagel, David
December 01, 2003
On Sunday November 29, 2003 Mr. David (Dave) Hartnagel of Thunder Bay passed away at McKellar Hospital at the age of 64 years with his family by his side. David was born in Toronto and moved to Thunder Bay at a young age where he became a lifetime resident. He was a hard worker, dedicated to the Lakehead board of Education for 20 years before retiring in 2000. Dave was a very kind and generous person who dedicated his life to his family and friends, always willing to give a helping hand. His family, especially his two daughters and 5 grandchildren, were his pride and joy. He spent countless hours supporting his grandchildren at the swimming pool, karate lessons, soccer games and hockey games. When not busy with his grandchildren, he spent his spare time woodworking, and he took special pride in his gardening and yard, full of beautiful flowers. He was famous for his garlic soup and always looked forward to having his family over for Sunday dinner. Dave leaves behind his wife Marlene of 40 years, daughters Kara (Rick) Rubach and Dione (Dave) Doliska, and grandchildren Eric, Troy, Kayla, Rachel and Nathan. He is also survived by his sisters Barbara Fursman and family and Winnie and Chuck Davidson and family all from Toronto. Brother-in-laws Ray (Gail) Belluz and family,Ken (Darlene) Belluz and family and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents Marjorie Carlson and Andrew Hartnagel, mother-in-law Mary Belluz, father-in-law Arthur Belluz and other relatives. Funeral services for the late Mr. David Hartnagel will be held on Wednesday December 3, 2003 leaving the Westfort Chapel at 9:30 AM for a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Dominic's R. C. Church with Fr. Dan Lapolla officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM with Vigil Prayers being offered at 7:30 PM in the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore Street at James. If friends so desire donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. The Light of God Surrounds You, The Love of God Enfolds You, The Power of God Protects You; Wherever you are, God is.

O'Flaherty, Blanche
December 01, 2003
It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the family of Blanche O Flaherty announce her passing on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at the Atikokan General Hospital on her 81st birthday. She passed on in her sleep with grace and dignity and all her family members at her side. She was born on November 18, 1922 in Sault St. Marie to Alex and Mary Rahal. They lived in Wawa, Ontario then moved to Sydney, N.S. when she was a young girl. Blanche met Cecil O Flaherty and they were married on June 24, 1944. The O'Flaherty family moved to Atikokan in 1956 where they resided since. Blanche was very active in the community and had been a life member of St. Patrick's CWL as well as a member of he church choir, a member of Atikokan Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, The Pioneer Centre, The Friends of the Atikokan Library, Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the former Rebecca Lodge, ADADS and had worked on many elections in the area. Blanche also enjoyed bowling, swimming and bingo and could be found all over town selling tickets and helping fundraise for various organizations. Her love for children brought many people into her house and life, she was Auntie Blanche, Mom and Nan to many. She was very family oriented, and was an excellent cook. her lemon meringue pies were enjoyed by family as well as many others in the community. She is survived by her husband Cecil of 59 years; 5 children Michael (Rochelle) of Atikokan, Raymond (Debbie) of Thunder Bay, Linda (Verne Craven), Cecil Jr. (Beverley) and Sam (Carol-Ann) all of Atikokan; 13 grandchildren; 11 great great-grandchildren; sisters Linda Flynn of Hamilton, ON, Alice Bugyra of Wawa, ON, and Glory (Rex) Case of Gabriol, BC; Brother George (Flo) Rahal of St. Catherines, ON and numerous nieces and nephews. Blanche was predeceased by her parents, one daughter in infancy; brothers Karl, Bud, Louie, Sam; brother-in-law Michael O'Flaherty (Mick) and sister-in-law Nellie Morrison. Parish prayers were offered Thursday evening Nov. 20, 2003 at St. Patrick's Church at Atikokan, ON. Funeral services were held Friday, November 21, 2003 at St. Patrick's Church in Atikokan with Father Florentino Ferrer officiating and assisted by Father Rey Ronquillo. interment took place at Little Falls Cemetery in Atikokan following the services with a lunch provided by the CWL at St. Patrick's Church for family and friends. Active Pallbearers were Dennis Brown, Tony Marinaro, Ron Bazinet, Leon Perrier, Eric Rasinaho, and Henry Cunningham. Honourary Pallbearers were Lois Loney, Betty Bissett, Marianne Charbonneau, Janice Splawski, Susan Blanchard, Ethel Broski, Meta McMillan and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Society, or the Atikokan General Hospital.

Northey, Grace Lillian
December 01, 2003
NORTHEY, Grace Lillian
After a long life lived with strength and purpose, Grace died Friday November 28 in Peterborough, in her 93rd year. The middle child of early Peterborough settlers Amos Berry and Mary Alice Cunningham, Grace was predeceased by husband Clare (1945) and brothers George (Evelyn) and Howard (Eleanor). She leaves two daughters June Elizabeth Rice of Maitland and Linda Claire Ashby (Peter) of Thunder Bay; six grandsons Geoffrey Rice (Joko); Gregory Rice (Catherine); Todd Richardson (Wendy); Timothy Ashby (Amy), Christopher Ashby (Alain) and Sean Ashby; great granddaughters Lauren and Ashley Richardson; niece Joy Cunningham and nephews Bob (Anita) and Don (Margo) Cunningham. Grace was a corporate secretary and bookkeeper for many years most notably for Allin, Eastwood & HeidemanInsurance. She was an enthusiastic curler, skier, golfer, traveller, bridge player, a Senior Soroptomist and devoted member of the Art Assn. Literary Group, and Trinity Church UCW. An ardent fan of Peterborough's Symphony Orchestra, Concert Assn. and Theatre Guild, Grace had a talent and gift for being a sincere and steadfast friend. She lived most recently at Royal Gardens Retirement Residence where she remained a formidable bridge player and created many new, pleasant friendships. Grace's wishes were for cremation and rest next to her husband and parents in the Cunningham plot at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. In memory of Grace, charitable donations may be made through Little Lake Cemetery Co. at 1-800-672-9652. A memorial service will be held December 17 in Peterborough.

Kostreba, George
April 03, 2001
Mr. George Kostreba Sr., of Versa Care Centre and formerly of 953 Huron Avenue, passed away on April 1, 2001 at the age of 96 years in the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, McKellar site, after a brief illness. George immigrated to Canada in the 1930's from the Ukraine and settled in Thunder Bay where he lived until his passing. He was employed with the City of Thunder Bay Transit Department until his retirement. George's main interests were his home and family and he immensely enjoyed spending time with his great grandchildren. He always looked forward to the summer months, planting and tending his garden. Predeceased by his wife Dora in 1964, George is survived by his son George Jr. (Dorothy); granddaughter Cheryl (Butch) and two grandsons: Joseph (Tammy), and Brian (Linda); 3 great gradchildren: Jordan Wolkowski and Kaitlyn and Joshua Kostreba. A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday morning, April 3rd, in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street, with Rev. Randy Boyd of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment will follow beside his wife in Riverside Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

Hicks, Linda
December 01, 2003
Linda Margaret Grant - It is with great sadness that the family of Linda announce her sudden passing on Thursday, November 27, 2003, as the result of an accident near Roanoke, Virginia. Beloved wife and best friend of Dr. Jim Hicks. Loving mother of the late Alyson Weir and her husband Ken, Grant and his wife Janice and Andrew and his friend Joanna. Cherished grandma of Ashley, Shannon and David Weir and Robyn, Nicole and Connor Hicks. Dear sister of Jon Grant and his wife Shelagh and sister-in-law of Janis Browne and her husband David. Predeceased by her parents John and Reta Grant. She is most sadly missed by her dear friend Magic. A Memorial Service will be held at EAST PLAINS UNITED CHURCH, 375 Plains Road East on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 1 p.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Ronald McDonald House or the Wharton Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON 905-632-3333).

Welsh, Raymond
December 01, 2003
On Sunday, November 30, 2003, Mr. Raymond (Ray) Welsh passed away peacefully, in his sleep, at St. Joseph's palliative care unit after a long and productive life at the age of 82. Born June 20, 1921, Ray worked as an electrician and master electrician the whole of his career with Abitibi, Peterson Electric, Strahan Electric and many other firms, following active service with His Majesty's Canadian Forces in Italy, Holland, and England. Raymond received his high school diploma from officers of the Canadian forces prior to returning to Canada to pursue a career that he followed until his retirement in 1986. Ray is survived by his James (Irene) Welsh, his daughter Rita (Dan) Babcock, his sisters Florence Haire and Dorothy (Archie) Bannish, wife Florence Welsh and his brothers Victor (Mildred) Welsh and Robert (Patricia) Welsh as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raymond was predeceased by his first wife Anne in 1976, his sister Beatrice and brothers Norman and Roy and twin sister Rita in childhood. Raymond was also predeceased by his parents Jack and Agnes Welsh. Raymond spent his last years enjoying his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his step-sons and their children and cheering on his always troubled Toronto Maple Leafs. Raymond particularly enjoyed the sun in the yard at home and watching the sunsets with his daughter and son-in-law (Dan) during their daily drives and excursions to various restaurants about town. Raymond always looked forward to his excursions with son Jim to various spots around the city where they watched the deer and the geese while treating on French fries and sodas. Always an independent minded man, Raymond chose to live his last years as he had lived his whole life-on his own terms, beholden to no one. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service in remembrance of Mr. Raymond Welsh will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, with interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Raymonds's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Boyd, Brampton
December 01, 2003
Mr. Brampton Stewart Boyd, age 84 years, a resident of St. Joseph's Heritage, passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital (General) on Saturday, November 29, 2003. Born September 1, 1919 in Port Arthur, He attended Pine Street Public School and Port Arthur Technical High School. Brampton was employed by Wakefield Dairies and Shaw's Bakery before retiring from Thunder Bay Transit as a supervisor in 1984. He was a very dedicated and hardworking person. Brampton married Melba Franchi and together went on a cruise and travelled to many far away places as this is what they enjoyed. As a family with son Jim and daughter Beverley, they spent a few years living in the U.S. Along with family and travelling, Brampton liked cars very much and purchased many new ones in his day. Brampton is survived by his son James (Diana); stepmother Wilhelmina Boyd; brother Gordon (Alice) in BC; sister Rita (Hannes) Niemi in Nipigon; sisters-in-law: Sylvia in Guelph, Julia (Ben) Woit; brother-in-law Joe Franchi; grandchildren: Jason (Piya) of Montreal, Brooke, Steve (Leane), Lisa (Kevin) of BC and Kimberly (Russ) of Calgary; great grandchildren: Evan, Blake and Autumn. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Melba; daughter Beverly; parents Stewart and Margaret (Peggy); brother William (Bill) and sister Mary Rothwell. According to Brampton's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Ivany. Interment of the ashes will be held at a later date in Sunset Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Brampton's memory to St. Joseph's Heritage.

Taylor, Robert
December 01, 2003
Mr. Robert 'Bob' Bruce Taylor age 79 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2003 after a short illness. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Bob was the son of the late Thomas and Victoria Taylor. He attended Central Public School and Fort William Vocational High School. Bob worked for the Central News for over 40 years and 15 years at the Airlane Hotel. Bob was a life long member of Wesley United Church and former Elder, he was a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows for over 50 years, a member of the Masonic Order Royal Lodge 453, Shuniah Lodge AF&AM 287, Lodge of Perfection of the Scottish Rite and a long time member of the Fort William Country Club. Bob loved golfing and watching sports on television. His main interest was his home and family. He married Doreen Crossing on June 20, 1947 and they had 56? years of wedded bliss. Bob is survived by his wife Doreen, his daughter Barbara Plunkett, son-in-law Garth and the light of his life, his granddaughter Erin, all of Calgary. He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth Cooke, Belleville, sister-in-law Edith Taylor, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Margaret and Jack Goddard, Mississauga, beloved niece and nephew Susan and Brian Bureyko and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Lorne and Jack Taylor, niece Elizabeth Taylor and cousin Margaret Hartley. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, December 5, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Wesley United Church, with Rev. Jennifer Uhryniw officiating. Private family interment of ashes will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends desire, memorials to the Thunder Bay Chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association , Thunder Bay Regional Hospital or charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Robert 'Bob' Taylor in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual Dedication service Sunday, June 27, 2004

Ohlgren, Anna
December 02, 2003
1923 - 2003
Anna Ohlgren (nee Iwasiw) died unexpectedly on November 23, 2003. She was recently predeceased by her beloved husband for 58 years Lorne, and by her parents, Karl and Katherine. Anna is survived by her children, Lynda (Rick) Anderson of Victoria, Gary Ohlgren of Thunder Bay, and Kathryn (Ernie) Okell of Kelowna, as well as by her sister, Stell (Bob) Keenan. Anna was a special grandmother to Elizabeth Anderson of Vancouver, and Karl (Amy) Anderson of Toronto. She will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Born in the Ukraine, Anna emigrated to Canada at the age of five with her parents. During the war years, she worked at Bombardier where she met her husband, Lorne. Anna later worked at Chapples until it closed. Anna enjoyed baking delicious desserts for family gatherings, picking blueberries at the family cottage on Loon Lake and spending time with her grandchildren. As expressions of sympathy in memory of Anna Ohlgren donations may be made to the Heart And Stroke Fund. Cremation has taken place, and a Graveside Memorial Service will be held in July.

Gordon, Betty
December 02, 2003
Mrs. Betty Gordon, age 78 years, resident of Thunder Bay, passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-McKellar on Sunday, November 30, 2003. Born on June 4, 1925, she resided in Ottawa and Larder Lake before moving to Thunder Bay where she married Tom in 1987. Betty worked many years in Larder Lake and Kirkland Lake as a telephone operator, waitress and nurses aide with handi-capped children, and she also volunteered for many organizations. She loved the outdoors and disking with friends, but her pride and joy were her family and friends. Betty is survived by her husband Tom Gordon; children: Leonard (Holly), Holly Weisflock and Tim (Jane) Weisflock, Tom Gordon Jr., Heather (Brian) Calliou, Peggy (Dave) Dupuis, Dale-Ann (Larry) Stenlund; grandchildren: Meghan, Alexandra, Felicia, Crystal, Terry, Cory, Lisa, Tracey, Lauri, Shannon and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous other relatives and friends. According to Betty's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday December 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street. A Private Interment will take place at a later date in Sunset Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Betty's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Vaillant, Alec
April 03, 2001
Mr. Alec Vaillant, age 76 years, a resident of 3250 Oliver Road, passed away unexpectedly in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital - McKellar on Saturday, March 31, 2001. Born in Baird, Ontario, he was a lifetime resident. Alec served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. For many years he owned and operated a beef farm and Alec Vaillant Landscaping and Back Filling . He was employed as a foreman for Mayotte Construction for thirty-five years, retiring in 1982. He also enjoyed fur trapping and especially caring for his garden. Alec is survived by Geraldine, his wife of fifty-three years; two daughters: Denise Vaillant of Thunder Bay and Brenda (Brian) Eamer of Durham, ON; two sons: Bryan (Brenda-Lee) of Ajax, ON and Mark (Norma) of Murillo; thirteen grandchildren: Jenifer Wright, Jeff Wilson, Jacquelynne Skinkeldam, Allan and Justin Boyds, Becky, Melanie and Isaac Eamer, Nolan and Mitchel Vaillant, Cody, Nathan and Erin Vaillant; five great grandchildren; seven sisters: Ada (George) Lemay, Doris (Richard) Hill, Helen (Tom) Hogan, Agnes Teskey, Patricia (Roger) Yurick, Evelyn Glen, all of Thunder Bay, Lorraine (Sam) Sweeny of California; five brothers: Reggie (Nan), Lorne (Eleanor), Leonard (Marilyn), Clifford (Wendy) all of Thunder Bay, Orval (Eunice) of California. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Alec was predeceased by his parents Dona and Adele. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Townline Road, celebrated by Rev. Henryk Augustynowicz. Interment will follow in the Family Plot, Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street. Prayers will be offered on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. in St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Alec's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Bonde, Henry
December 03, 2003
Mr. Henry James Bonde, age 59 years , of Thunder Bay, passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-McKellar on Monday, December 1, 2003 with his family by his side. Henry was raised in Dorion, ON where he lived most of his short life. Along with his family, he worked the farm and later went on to work in forestry. He enjoyed the outdoors, working on cars, watching hockey, stock car racing and socializing with his many friends. Henry was very out-going and no matter where he went, would meet up with someone he knew and talk for what seemed like hours. He cherished his family and he especially enjoyed spending most of his time with his grandchildren Brandon and Taylor. All of his hugs will be greatly missed. He will be tragically missed by his family and numerous friends. Henry is survived by his daughters Laura Bailey (Don) of Thunder Bay, Amanda Bonde (Dallas) of White River, ON; grandchildren: Taylor and Brandon James Bailey; step-son Jamie Brizard (Sandy) of Thunder Bay; step-mother Madeline Deramanchuk; brothers and sisters: Gary Bonde (Debbie) of Kitchener, ON, Bob Bonde (Cathy), Jim Bonde (Sandra), all of Thunder Bay, Elizabeth (Russ) Harrington of Sprucegrove, AB, Linda Marshall (Gunner, Nancy (Allan) Albertson of Hurkett and Alfred Deramanchuk. Also surviving are many special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Herman Bonde; father Harry Bonde and mother Rosetta Sumners. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, officiated by Canon John Jordan. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland. Interment will take place at a later date in Dorion Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Henry's name to the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital Foundation, or to The Lung Association. Thank you to the staff at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-McKellar; special thanks to Leanne on 4 South and Shawn of ICU.

Vincent, Harry L.
December 03, 2003
OCT. 19, 1954 - DEC. 1, 2003
Harry was born at Pickle Crowe General Hospital. He was raised in Thunder Bay and attended Drew Street School. The family of eight siblings and parents moved to Hudson, Ontario, where he remained to reside. Harry was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed hard work for fun. Harry lived with his son Harry Jr (Chum) together they would mind his mother (Mama). Harry was considered to be a modern day pioneer. Harry will be remembered for his strength to survive, he would not give up. Harry is survived by mother Christine (Mama); two brothers: Charlie and Joe Vincent; six sisters: Marlene, Lorraine, Maggie, Cathy, Linda and Doris; one grandson: Keifer; thirty-three nieces and nephews; fourteen great nieces and nephews. You went home a very rich man Harry because we all loved you plus you shall be greatly missed by all, give God our best.
Now you sleep in Heavens
mansion walk in God's
wonderous garden surrounded
by and abundance of love.
We know your there, but we miss
you here. This ain t good bye
only a see you later and we all
shall meet on that beautiful
shore. Before you go, just
please know we all love you,
we'll always love you.

Halford, Francis
April 03, 2001
Mr. Francis (Frank) Thomas Richard Halford Sr. in his ninetieth year, passed away in St. Joseph's Care Group on Monday, April 2, 2001. He had been employed as a machinist for more than 40 years at the Port Arthur Shipyards, retiring in 1971. He is survived by his daughter Carole Anne Halstead (Don), son Frank (Jackie), six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his wife Marguerite and son Donald. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 1:30 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street with Rev. Gwen Ament officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be for 1 hour prior to service time. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Jones, Jeffrey
April 04, 2001
JONES, Jeffrey, D.C., QME
Passed away in his 33rd year on March 24, 2001 in Santa Rosa, CA. Beloved son of Lloyd and Helen Jones of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada who were with him when he passed away; adored brother of Cameron Jones and his wife Susan of Dryden, Ontario, Canada and friend of Annick Custeau. He was a graduate of Westgate High School where he was recognized as an Ontario Scholar. In 1991, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Lakehead University, with 1st Class Standing. He received the Dean of Arts and Science Medal, the Lieutenant Governor's Medal and the Biology Dept. Prize. In November of 1994, he graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic graduating 2nd in his class. He received the Scholastic All-American Collegiate Award and was on the Dean's Honor Roll each year. At the time of his death, he was working as a Chiropractor at the Synergy Medical Group in Santa Rosa. Sports were always an important part of his life. He played baseball and soccer but his first love was ice hockey. He was a goalie, playing at various levels of competition but mainly on traveling AAA teams. He traveled extensively in the U.S. H.L. In Santa Rosa he coached Youth Ice Hockey and Youth Roller Blade Hockey, whose teams won a number of championships. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Wesley United Church, 130 North Brodie St., Thunder Bay with Rev. Jennifer Uhryniw officiating. Private inurnment. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 920 Tungsten St., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5Z6 or the Northwestern Health Services University, 2501 West 84th St., Bloomington, Mn., 55431-154 or a charity of your choice.

Solomon, George (Sluggo) Ernest
April 04, 2001
SOLOMON
Mr. George (Sluggo) Ernest Solomon, age 47 years, a resident of Fort William First Nation, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, April 2, 2001. George was born and raised at Fort William First Nation. He completed his education in Thunder Bay. George worked most of his life as a laborer and roofer. George's main interest in life were his children and grandchildren. George touched the lives of the children who were a part of his life, his children, nieces and nephews. George enjoyed just being at home and visiting with friends and family. George is survived by very special friend Rita Paalosari, children Cherie, Jody, Michael, George Jr., and Tom. Grandchildren Jessica, Nicholas, Cheyenne, Brianne, Dylan, Wynter, Garrett, mother Dorothy Comstock, brothers Roger, Philip, Morris (Karen), Bill (Giselle), sisters Dixie (Leo), Rochelle (Allan), Lorraine, Arlene (Paul), Susan (Peter), numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. George was predeceased by his father George Solomon Sr., and stepfather Ed Comstock, brother Tom Solomon, uncles Frank, Harvey and Lyle Charlie Sr., Frank, Austin, Gordon, Ralph and Philip Solomon, aunts Marie and Natalie Solomon. Funeral services will be held on, Friday, April 6, 2001 in the St. Anne's Mission Church at 10:00 a.m. when family and friends will gather for Mass of the Resurrection celebrated by Rev. Larry Kroker S.J. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Prayers will be offered on Thursday April 5, 2001 at 8:00 p.m., in the Blake Funeral Chapel. If friends desire, memorials to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of George Solomon in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 23, 2002.

Neill, Gwen
April 04, 2001
Gwen Neill, age 85 years, resident of Versa Care and formerly of 60 Gordon Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 3rd, 2001. Gwen was born in the Thunder Bay area, and she graduated from the Salvation Army Bible College in 1940. She was an Officer in the Salvation Army until her marriage to Wilbert (Bert) Neill in 1948. She was predeceased by her parents and husband. Gwen is survived by her daughter Nancy and husband Bill McLean, her grandson Will McLean, her sister Vira Gates of California, and her niece and nephews in the United State. A memorial service will be held at the Travelodge Hotel Airlane Friday, April 6th at 2:30 pm in the Tiberio A room with Capt. Rick Pollard officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Pelto, Florentine
April 04, 2001
Mrs.Elsa Florentine Pelto of Murillo, passed away peacefully with family by her side in hospital on Wednesday, April 4, 2001. Born November 7, 1901 to Kaarl and Frederica Blomfeldt in Helsinki, Finland, she came with her parents to Canada in 1903, settling in Nolalu. Elsa married Walter Henrik Pelto in 1919 and they made their home in Nolalu where their daughter Violet was born. They moved to Marks Township and Milja Aileen was born in 1941. They moved to Murillo in 1968. Elsa's interests were family, gardening and knitting and her trips to town on the Thursday bus. A member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survived by daughter Milja MacFayden of Murillo; grandchildren Aileen Belanger of Thunder Bay, Lisa Potter (Phil) and Keith MacFayden of Murillo; great-grandson Benjamin Belanger of Thunder Bay. Predeceased by her husband Walter in 1972, daughter Violet in 1943, sisters Aino who died at one day old, Signe Dolk of New York, Hilda Hongisto of Hillsport, Ont., brother Kaarl of Thunder Bay, nepher Gordon Blomfeldt and niece Thelma Klos. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Elsa Florentine Pelto will be held on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 11:00 AM in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1770 Oliver Road with Pastor Nephtaly Dorzilme officiating. Removal will be made from the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma to the Church one hour prior to service time. Interment will be in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be on Thursday evening from 7:00 PM in the EVEREST CHAPEL. Donations to the Seventh-Day Adventist Disaster Relief Agency would be appreciated. A donation has been made to the Seventh-day Adventist Disaster Relief Agency in honour of Mrs. Elsa Pelto by Everest of Thunder Bay.

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