Obituaries

ARMALIS, Maria

Passed peacefully at Van Daele Extendicare at the age of 98 years on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. Maria joins her late husband Liudas in heaven. Beloved mother of Ronald (Patcharin). At Maria’s request no services will be held and cremation has taken place at River’s Edge Cremation Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home Ltd., Wawa.

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HACHÉ, Mary (nee McGie)

June 23rd, 1942 – September 5th, 2020 Mary began her peaceful journey back to the Spirit World at the Lady Dunn Health Centre in her 78th year. Mary, a proud citizen of Michipicoten First Nation was born in Hawk Junction and raised in a close-knit family. She will be fondly remembered as a Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Auntie, Cousin and Respected Elder ...

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SLOAN (nee McCoy), Shirley Anne

Passed peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Friday September 4, 2020 at the age of 75 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Willard Sloan for 56 and a half years. Loving mother of Cindy Sloan and Cory Sloan (Angeline). Shirley was the proud Grandmother of Zakk, Bryce and Dana. Daughter of the late William and ...

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WYNNE, Kenneth Allen

Peacefully passed away at home in Toronto. Beloved son of the late Alice Skouris. Father of Matthew Harris. Dear brother of Margaret (Joe), Brenda (Joe), Gary (Christine), Dan, Doug (Theresa), Carole, Peter and Geraldine (Steve). Uncle, great uncle and cousin to many. Friend of Dina. A graveside service will be held in Hawk Junction at Pine Grove Cemetery on Saturday, ...

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LaCROSSE, Rick ‘SRichard’

May 31, 1949 – June 26, 2020 Peacefully at ARCH with family by his side. Treasured husband of Ingrid. Father of Julie LaCrosse (Sheldon Watkins), Richard Smith (Laurie Bloomfield), Ted Smith (Ami-lee), Tracey Taylor and the late Michael LaCrosse. Grandpa to Evan LaCrosse, Sarah McCulloch, Daniel McCulloch, Krystine Smith, Ted Smith, Katie Bloomfield-Smith and Hank Smith. Son of the late ...

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VERNIER, Raymond

Passed away at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the age of 68 years. Loving husband of Ida Vernier. Loving father of Joe Vernier (Missy) and Sheri Fudge (Charlie). Loving grandfather of Joey (Kelsi), Jessica (Dan), Faith, Jesse, Samantha (Will) and Ian. Proud great grandfather of Jude, Grace and Gwen. Son of the late Donat ...

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RICHARD, Rita Marie

Peacefully passed away at the Extendicare Van Daele Manor, Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Duguay and the late Chris Richard. Loving mother of Clovis (Michelle), Noella (Allan), Germain, late Denis and the late Edward. Cherished grandmother and great grandmother. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Elgantine. Dear sister ...

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NORTH, Douglas “Doug”

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Douglas North in is 93rd year. Loving husband, devoted father and great friend to many. Predeceased by his wife Phyllis. He will be deeply missed by his sons and daughters in law Chris and Jane of Scarborough, Scott, Dawn Nadeau of London, and Rob and Marilyn of Sault Ste. ...

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AHO, Sherlee

Passed peacefully, surrounded by her family at Mauno Kaihla Koti, Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday September 23th in her 89th year. Predeceased by her beloved Harry (1988). Mother of the late Richard (Sheila), late Debra and Daphne Reid. Mummu of Cheryl Schultz (Jason), Oni Aho (Anouschka Riverin), Sam Aho (Jill Esposito), Teija Aspegren, Jaana Aspegren (Anthony Martella) and Maxwell Reid. ...

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SWAN, Fred

Passed away on September 19, 2017 in Mississauga, ON at the age of 82. Fred was born in Toronto, Ontario on March 14, 1935 to Dorothy and George Swan. He was predeceased by; his brother George, sister Margaret and nephew Kenny. He is survived by; his children (and their spouses) – Glen & Evita, Kim & Jason, Sherry & Richard, ...

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PINE, Vince

Peacefully at his home in Wawa on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Jennifer. Beloved father of Vince (Deni), Virgil (Kristy Sayers) and Victor (Shanna Faubert). Proud grandfather of Jennifer, Wayne, Cole, Cain, Wyatt, Harrison, Brendan, Isaiah, Alexa, and Amara. Dear brother of Doug Pine (Wanda), Bonnie Pine, Karen Cheechoo ...

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DUGUAY, Denis

Passed away peacefully at the Manitouwadge General Hospital with his son by his side on Thursday, January 12, 2016, at the age of 65 years. Loving father of Derek and René Duguay. Proud grandfather of Zachary and Damon. Dear son of Rita and the late Raymond Duguay. Dear brother of Clovis (Michelle), Edward, Germaine and Noella (Allan). At Denis’ request, ...

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BENWELL, Yvonne Catherine

On December 8, 2016, in her 80th year, Yvonne Catherine Benwell climbed the stairway to heaven. She is survived by her husband Gerry as well as many members of her large family. Yvonne came to the Soo area in 1958 having moved here from downtown Toronto. She along with her husband Gerry raised their family in Goulais River, which she ...

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THOMAS, Julia Sophia

Julia, a long-time resident of Wawa and Sault Ste Marie, passed away Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, at the Ontario Finnish Rest Home. Born in 1924, in Sioux Lookout, Ontario; Julia met her late husband, Joseph Edward in Winnipeg, Manitoba after WWII and moved to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba where their eldest daughter, Marilyn (late Garfy) was born. They moved to ...

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VERNIER, Ronald “Ron”

Born May 31, 1943, passed away on August 26, 2016, at the Lady Dunn Health Centre with his family by his side. Beloved wife of Katherine “Kate” Vernier for 47 years. Cherished father of Cindy Szekely (Dan), Jeff (Kori) and Kelly Vernier (Jay Parent). Devoted and proud grandpa of Daniel, Matthew, Abbi, Makayla, Kingston, Kaiel, and Oaklea. Dear brother of ...

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