Obituaries

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Leona Church in Thunder Bay on January 17th, 2018 with her loved ones by her side.

Leona was born in Carmen, Manitoba on December 27th, 1937 to Charlie and Agatha Smith, where she lived briefly before making Dryden her home a year later.

She attended Albert Street elementary school and went on to high school in... Read more about Leona Church

Bessie Simard

January 22, 1946 – January 17th, 2018.

Bessie Simard was born January 22, 1946 at Swain Post, Ontario.

She lived a traditional lifestyle; spending her youth on the trap line in the Confederation/Women Lake area.

In her adult years she lived the majority of her life in Balmertown, Ontario and then retired in Dryden, Ontario.

As a young woman... Read more about Bessie Simard

Bruno Mol

June 8, 1931 – January 17, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bruno Mol.

On January 17, 2018 he passed away at the age of 86 in his room at Princess Court with his family by his side.

Bruno was born in Poland, and moved to Canada to Montreal as a teenager. He moved to Thunder Bay where he started his logging career, working at the many... Read more about Bruno Mol

Henry Louis Girard

March 8, 1942 – January 17, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Louis Girard on January 17, 2018, age 74 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre with his family by his side.

Henry was born on March 8, 1942 in Chicoutimi, Quebec.

He moved to Ontario in his early 20’s to pursue work.

Not knowing any English, he... Read more about Henry Girard

In loving memory of William George Higgins, age 76 years, who died very suddenly at home on January l3th, 2018.  William was born on April 2nd, 1941 in Dryden to George Stephen Higgins and Marie Higgins. William Higgins was the brother to Andrew Higgins. He went to Dryden high school and earned his secondary diploma. After high school William decided that university was not the path he wished... Read more about William George Higgins

In the wee hours of Saturday, January 13, Lorne Wayne Vivian went home to meet his Maker.

In perfect harmony with Lorne's unique personality, it was sudden and all or nothing, but not before he told his most loved ones good night and that he LOVES them.

Lorne literally LIVED to LOVE his soul mate Shannon, and children Mackenzie, Brayden and Alorah, as well as furbabies Sassy and... Read more about Lorne Wayne Vivian

Ruth Ilene Schinkman
February 17, 1929 – January 15, 2018

In loving memory of Ruth Ilene Schinkman who passed away peacefully at Princess Court with her family by her side at the age of 88.

Ilene was born in Verden, Manitoba on February 17, 1929. She moved to Waldhof in her early teens. This is where she met the love of her life and husband Rudy.

Mom loved her family... Read more about Ruth Ilene Schinkman

Caitlin (Katie Rose) Kavanaugh

March 15, 1997 – January 9, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Caitlin Kavanaugh (Katie Rose) age 20 on January 9, 2017.

Katie Rose’s Anishnaabe name is Kakawabinsiik (Everlasting Thunder Bird Woman).

Katie Rose was known by her family and friends to enjoy taking part in various community... Read more about Caitlin "Katie Rose" Kavanaugh

In loving memory of Margrit Hilda Egli, age 89 years, who passed away peacefully at Dryden Regional Health Center with her family by her side on January 10th, 2018. 

Margrit was born on May 6th, 1928 in Zurich, Switzerland to Walter and Lily Jeker.    She came to Canada in 1952 to join Robert Egli and they were married in Port Arthur.  They moved to Dryden and... Read more about Margrit Hilda Egli

In loving memory of Hellan Lamarche, age 83 years, who passed away peacefully in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Friday January 5, 2018.

Hellan leaves to mourn her passing her sons Brad Lamarche (Brenda) of Calgary, Derrick (Saniatha) Lamarche of Kenora, daughter Annette Fishwick (Stephen) of Dryden, grandchildren Crystal Lamarche (Cochrane), Joel and Tyler Lamarche (... Read more about Hellan Lamarche

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