Obituaries

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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Sanford, Donna (nee Lohnes)

July 6, 1949 – January 8, 2019 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother Donna Lynn Elizabeth Sanford on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019. Mom was born in Wawa, Ontario on July 6th, 1949 to her parents Theresa (Huck) and Gordon Lohnes. Many may have known her as the independently successful owner/operator of Loeb in ...

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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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CHEVRIER, Noëlla

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Hospital in Wawa, Ontario on Sunday, October 14 at the age of 91. Cherished mother of Serge Chevrier, Daniel Chevrier and Nicole Abernethy. Special grandmother of Stéphanie Chevrier, Caitlin Chevrier, Derek Abernethy, and Glen Abernethy. At Noëlla’s request no services will be held. Memorial donations to The Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated ...

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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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LECHASSEUR, Robert

Passed away suddenly doing what he loved…working in the bush on Thursday September 24, 2015 at the age of 57 years. Beloved husband of Shirley Hatley. Loving chosen father of Clint (Melinda), Jenny (Justin) and Ben (Katrina). Loving grandfather of Cassidy and Alex. Dear son of Marcelle and the late Marcel Lechasseur. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his 11 ...

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SERRANO, Maria Mendes Caridade

February 1, 1937 – September 23, 2015 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 23rd at St. Peter’s Hospital at the age of 78 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 54 years, Adelino. Beloved mother to Helena (Robert) Bill, and Susana (Gabriel) Montesi, and loving Avo to Jessica, ...

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BRUCE, Eric George

October 24, 1954 – August 17, 2015 Passed away peacefully after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer at the age of 60. Eric came to Wawa in 1977 for a seasonal job with the MNR and somehow never left.   He was happiest with a chainsaw in hand or behind a snow plow, far away from a city.  A man of many ...

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