Family News

In Memory – Vincenza Lauricella

In loving memory of a cherished Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, and Friend, Vincenza Lauricella, May 3, 1928 – June 13, 2019. Mom… Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure… You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. ~unknown  

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SMITH, Dean Arthur

Dean Arthur Smith, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at his home in Hale, MI surrounded by his beloved wife and family. He lived in Hale all his life and wintered in Florida Keys. He was born on April 10, 1937 in West Branch and raised by Irwin and Lois (Mitchell) Smith. Dean married Patricia Ann McCahill in ...

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DESAULNIER, William ‘Bill’

1958 – 2021 Passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2021 at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife Karen. Father of Melina, Ryan, and Robert and stepchildren Meaghan, Abigail, Jacob and Margaret. Step grandfather of Jordan, Owen, and Caleb. Son of the late Evelyn Stewart and Stanley (Lynne) DeSaulnier. Brother of Joe (Brenda), Keith, Gary ...

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Thank You – Basiw Family

The Family of the late Olga Basiw would like to acknowledge the kindness shown to us during our recent loss.   Our sincere thanks to local EMS, the LDHC nursing staff, Dr. Dannika Switzer, and Valerie from Kerry Funeral Home for the excellent care and compassion. Heartfelt thanks to all who brought food, flowers, sent cards, texts and phone calls.  ...

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Thank You – Membership of Branch 429

On behalf of the Membership of Branch 429 Royal Canadian Legion Wawa I wish to thank the Wawa Cemetery Committee for the Spring clean up of the flower beds at Woodland Cemetery. We really appreciate your efforts.

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BERGEN, Ronald ‘Ron’

Ron was taken home to his Lord suddenly on May 1, 2021, in his 78th year. Born November 13, 1942 in Kitchener/Waterloo he spent his informative years in Leamington. Ron’s health had been deteriorating, but the end was not expected to come so soon. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 46 years Edith Schachowskoy. He will be ...

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GRUSYS, Irene Dawn

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Irene Grusys (nee Thomas) announce her passing on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa, Ontario. She leaves behind her husband, Felix, of more than 42 years of marriage along with her sons, Derek (Masae) and Darren. Proud grandmother of her beautiful grandson, Winston, and her special ...

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SIM, David

It is with heavy hearts that Shawn and Nick announce the passing of their father David. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Agnes. David is survived by his brothers and sisters Jim (Betty), Norma, Denice (Ken), Denis (Sharon), Wanda, Laurene (Tom), Albert (Karen), Carla (Mike), Holly (Eddy), Kelly (Johnny), the late Joe (Mary-Ann), late Mike and the late Chris. Uncle ...

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SEGUIN, David Ovila

April 7, 1953 – May 1, 2021 David passed away suddenly at one of his favourite places, the trap camp, with his beloved wife at his side. David was predeceased by his parents Ovila (Bill) and Phyllis Seguin, his father-in-law Alfred Dampier, and his brother-in-law Jim Gannon. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Louise and their two ...

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MORRISON, Ella (nee Stengel)

January 17, 1925 – Wetaskiwin, Alberta April 11, 2021 -Calgary, Alberta Ella Morrison of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the age of 96 years. Ella was born on January 17th, 1925 to Fred and Karoline Stengel near Wetaskiwin, AB, the 8th of 12 children. In 1952, she moved to Wawa, Ontario, to help her ...

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MIDGLEY, Ann Maureen (Bedford)

Ann passed away peacefully April 29, 2021, at the age of 74, following a brave and fiercely determined brief period in hospital.  Ann is survived by her daughter Trixie Kennedy, son-in-law Troy and cherished grandson Rylan.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held once current restrictions are lifted.  Our heartfelt thanks to the nurses and physicians of ...

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STEWART, Amanda

Our, beautiful, wonderful sister and friend, Amanda Stewart passed away in her sleep on Sunday, May 2, 2021.  She will be forever remembered by her siblings:  Sandra, Wally, David, Jennifer, and Jane.  Amanda will also be fondly remembered by her numerous acquaintances, nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.   A celebration of Amanda’s life will be held at later ...

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Thank you to all who assisted…

Thank you to everyone who assisted me uptown on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 when I had a minor mishap.  Special thanks to bystanders and staff at the Regional Employment Help Centre, who were kind and helpful.  The Police and Paramedics were professional and courteous. Thank you as you made me feel so fortunate to live in Wawa. (name withheld by ...

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Thank You – Scott Family

We would like to express our gratitude for the support and kindness shown to us by so many people. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by kind and caring people. We received many cards with wonderful messages that meant the world to us. We are thankful for the many people who made donations to the Long-Term Care Unit of ...

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In Memoriam – Doug McRae

In Memory of Doug McRae who passed away one year ago today April 26, 2020. I remember the first time we met I look back at our time together with no regrets The first time I looked into your eyes I knew we would spend the rest of our life together and nothing could keep us apart. I remember our ...

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