Obituaries

Michael Aitken

May 1953 – February 2018

Michael Charles Aitken died suddenly on February 8, 2018. Mike was born in London, Ontario in May, 1953. He was one of six brothers and two sisters. The family moved to Dryden in 1963 for his father to take up a teaching position at Dryden High School. Mike attended Pinewood and Riverview Schools as well as Dryden High School.

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Lucy Lippert (née Burgstaler)

With great sadness we announce that Lucy Lippert passed away peacefully on Feb 8th, 2018 at Toronto General Hospital.

Lucy Lippert was born June 24th, 1922 in Sochocin Poland.  The eldest child of parents Hulda and Wilhelm, she is predeceased by her husband Ernest, brothers Heinrich, Eduard and Johann, and sister Irene.  She is survived by sisters... Read more about Lucy Lippert

Ethel Mary MacDonald
March 23, 1930 – February 7, 2018

In loving memory of Ethel Mary MacDonald who passed away February 7th, 2018 at Princess Court long term care home in Dryden, Ontario.

Ethel was born at home in Keewatin Ontario, (we would be remiss if we did not clarify that Keewatin is not Kenora as this was a point she would tell anyone who would listen) on March 23rd... Read more about Ethel Mary MacDonald

Marc “Smiley” Nolin

November 6, 1965 - February 1, 2018

In loving memory of Marc “Smiley” Nolin, age 52 who passed away on February 1, 2018 at the Dryden Regional Health Center.

Marc was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 6, 1965.

His family moved to Thunder Bay in 1967 and then to Dryden, in 1980.

As an adult he lived in Thunder Bay, British Columbia and... Read more about Marc "Smiley" Nolin

Lucille Frances Bedard

December 11, 1941 – January 24, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, sister, grandmother and friend. Lucille died on January 24, 2018 in Vernon, BC, at the age of 76 after a short battle with Cancer.

Mom was affectionately known to many as “Granny” or “Sam”.

Mom was born in 1941 in Winnipeg, however,... Read more about Lucille Bedard

Ed Bowman
November 30, 1928 - February 5, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Ed Bowman announces his passing on Monday February 5th with his family by his side.

Ed was predeceased by his partner Martha, father Eklund, mother Edna, brother Swen and sister Astrid.

He leaves to mourn his children Heather (Rob), Ken (Vilma), Gary (Cathy), Martha’s children... Read more about Ed Bowman

ETHEL MAY MERKOSKE

July 27, 1917 – February 2, 2018

In loving memory of Ethel May Merkoske, age 100, who passed away in Princess Court Long Term Care on February 2, 2018.

Ethel is survived by her daughters: Ardith Booi, Karen (Merv) Hayes, Elynne (Garry) Tourond, her sons: Jim Merkoske and Evan Merkoske, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 9 great, great... Read more about Ethel Merkoske

Glenn Craner
November 3, 1943 – January 30, 2018

With our deepest sorrow we mourn the passing of Glenn Craner on January 30, 2018 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Center.

Glenn was born in Dryden, Ontario on November 3, 1943.  He is remembered and loved by his family, sister Juanita (Toronto, ON) brothers Ken (Markdale, ON), Jerry and Alice (Rocky Mountain House, Alta)... Read more about Glenn Craner

Jeanne Marie Robinson
July 20, 1932 - January 31, 2018

In loving memory of Jeanne Robinson, age 85, who passed away on January 31, 2018 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre.

Jeanne is survived and remembered by her husband Wes Robinson (married in 2007), her sisters; Jackie and Lise, her sons: Gerald, Mike and Denis, her daughter Nancy as well as numerous grandchildren and... Read more about Jeanne Marie Robinson

James Gordon (Labelle) Duke

June 5, 1945 – December 21, 2017

Peacefully, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Jasbo passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Dryden Hospital with his sister by his side.

Jasbo, as he so loved to be called, was born June 5, 1945 to James and Margaret Duke at Port Arthur General Hospital.

He attended Queen Elizabeth... Read more about James "Jasbo" Duke

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