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Babcock, Clarence Lewis
(CJ) - Chronicle Journal - (FWDTJ) Fort William Daily Times Journal - (PANC) Port Arthur News Chronicle
Thurs 19 Aug 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
of the district for 54 years, Clarence Lewis Babcock, 68, of Paipoonge Township, died in hospital last evening following a short illness.
Clarence Babcock had farmed on the Scott Highway in Paipoonge Township since coming to this district 54 years ago. Born in Rock Falls, Ill.,
on May 22, 1886, he came here with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Elon G. Babcock, when he was 14 years of age. The family took up a homestead
in Paipoonge Township and Clarence Babcock had resided on the same site until his recent death. In failing health for the past six months, he had
been in hospital since Friday. He was well known throughout the district. He specialized in dairy farming and for many years had a regular route
of customers to which he delivered dairy produce. Years ago he exhibited the purebred Holstein cattle at the Lakehead Exhibition. He was predeceased
by his mother in 1934 and his father in 1939. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mattie Babcock at home and cousins in this district and the United
States. He was an adherent of the Slate River Baptist Church and a former member of the Orange Order Fort William Lodge 1093. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Jenkens Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Sinclair of Slate River Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will
be in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.
Babczonek, Anatol (Albert)
Thurs 4 Oct 1990 The Chronicle Journal
Backstrom, Toini Gertrude
Tues 8 Feb 2005 The Chronicle Journal
Bain, Mrs. John
Mon 22 Apr 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Rossport, April 22 -
The funeral of the late Mrs. John Bain, who died Friday in Port Arthur was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Warder, of the
Anglican Church officiated. Three Hymns "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus," "Abide With Me," and "Rock Of Ages" were sung. Burial was in the family
plot, Union Cemetery. The pallbearers were Ted Hiller, Oscar Anderson, Fred Gerow, Steve Paulment, Angus McLeod and A. Bruley.
Barker, Rita Elizabeth
Tues 20 Dec 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Rita Elizabeth Barker, 34,
wife of Harry W. Barker, R.R. No. 1, South Gillies, died unexpectedly this morning in hospital where she was taken yesterday following a diabetic coma. Mrs.
Barker, who with her husband operated Barker's General Store in West Scoble since 1945, was working in the store yesterday afternoon at about 3 o'clock when
she suffered the comma. She was found by salesman Ross Purcell as he made his weekly call at the store. Mr. Purcell contacted neighbors and Mr. Barker and
arranged for medical assistance. Mrs. Barker died early this morning. Born at South Gillies, she was the former Rita Hayward. She received her education in
South Gillies and was married at Port Arthur February 18, (unreadable sentence) Club in South Gillies. Surviving are two daughters, Louise, eight and Lorna,
four, and a son Robert, aged six. Mother is Mrs. Arthur Hayward, R.R. No. 1, South Gillies. Sisters are Gladys, Mrs. Wilfred Landversitch, R.R. No. 1, Port
Arthur, and May, Mrs. Roy Brown, North High Street, Port Arthur. Three brothers are Raymond, South Gillies. James, South Gillies; and Robert, at home. Several
aunts and uncles are living. Her father, the late Arthur Hayward, predeceased her in 1946. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkens Funeral Chapel,
conducted by Rev. Dan McIvor, M.P. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Barrie, Ernest E. Wed 22 Sept 1937 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of the late Ernest Edgar Barrie, pioneer Slate River valley farmer, who died Monday will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence in Slate River to First Church United, West Fort William at 3 o'clock.
Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The body was taken to the home this afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Barzaghi, Peter 10 Sept 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Sat 21 Dec 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Charles Baxendale, one of the early settlers of Oliver Township, who some years ago moved to Port Arthur to live,
and who, for the past eighteen months was engineer at the District Court House, died yesterday afternoon. He had been
ill with stomach trouble, but was at work Wednesday, becoming seriously ill Thursday. Mr. Baxendale was sixty-nine years
old. He was born in Crafton, Lancashire, England, and came to this district fifty years ago. He farmed in Oliver Township
for several years. A stationary engineer, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Steam Operating Engineers, also of the Order
of Foresters. He is survived by his wife, one son, William C. Baxendale, 102 Windemere Avenue, Port Arthur, and two daughters,
(Florence) Mrs. Hugh McKenzie of High Bluff, Manitoba and (Mabel) Mrs. Lorne McKenzie, Edmonton. Mrs. Hugh McKenzie is now in
the city and funeral arrangements are not complete, pending receipt of word from his daughter in Edmonton.
Baxendale, Philip Ernest
Sat 20 Oct 1984 The Chronicle Journal
Mon 21 Apr 1919 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Dayes, of Hymers, died in the General Hospital yesterday. THe funral will be held tomorrow morningat 6:20 from Richardson and Company's
Undertaking Parlors, Court Street to the Canadian National depot. Interment will be in Hymers Cemetery.(Name is spelled Dayes on the obituary
but the correct spelling is Bayes)
Begley, Jeanette Howe
Thurs 2 June 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
occurred at midnight last night at the home of her grandson, E.H. Peterson, 424 Wiley Street, of Mrs. Jeanette Howe Begley of Moose Hill.
She was 83 years of age. The late Mrs. Begley was born at Tweed, Ont in 1849, daughter of the late Solomon and Margaret Howe. In 1870 she
married Maurice Henry Begley who pre-deceased her in 1913. Mrs. Begley went to Nipigon from White River in 1902. She resided in that place
until 1924 when she came to this district. She had been residing with her daughter Mrs. E.H. Workman, of Moose Hill, until her recent illness.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Workman, and Mrs. Thomas Neve of Lethbridge. Eight great grandchildren and eight grandchildren survive
also. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Fri 18 Oct 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Cecilia
Belki, wife of William Belki, was held this morning, leaving the family home Dorion, at 9:30 o'clock for requiem mass at Dorion Roman Catholic Church
at ten o'clock. Rev. Father D.J. O'Donnell sang the mass, with Mrs. Fred Shaw at the organ. There were many floral tributes. Interment was made in
Dorion Roman Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were P.J. Bohan, Ivar Watson, W. Turek, O. Lehtinen, N. Tumonski and N. Bewcyk.
Bell, Andrew Murray 18 Jan 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
92 Years Old Pioneer of
District A. Murray Bell Dies. First reeve of O'Connor township and resident of Fort William district for 45 years, Andrew Murray Bell, 269 West
Amelia Street, died in hospital this morning after an illness of about three months. Mr. Bell was 92 years old. As one of the pioneer residents
of O'Connor and Conmee Townships, Mr. Bell took a leading part in the early development of that area. He continued his interest in agriculture
when he moved to the city and his garden on West Amelia Street was one of the finest in Northwestern Ontario. Despite his years Mr. Bell was
vigorous and mentally keen and alert until his recent illness and his death removes a valued link with the historic past. Born on August 23,
1853 at Tamworth, Lennox and Addington Counties, Ont., Mr Bell came to Fort William in 1901 with his wife and family. O'Connor and Conmee. After
residing here for about five years, he farmed in O'Connor and Conmee townships, when these areas were just being opened up. Mr. Bell was elected
the first reeve of O'Connor Township and also served on the school board for many years. He maintained his interest in the townships and was never
happier then when discussing plans for improvement of conditions in the rural areas. Twenty-five years ago Mr. Bell moved with his family to Kakabeka
Falls, where he was retired. In 1930 he and Mrs. Bell moved into Fort William and had reside there since. In 1937 Mr. and Mrs. Bell celebrated their
Diamond Wedding Jubilee in Fort William when they were recipients of congratulatory messages from a host of friends throughout the city and district
and the east. Mr. Bell delighted in the out-of-doors and was fond of taking long walks, a habit to which he attributed much of his robust health.
Many descendants. Mr. Bell is survived by his wife; one son Edwin A. "Ted" timber contractor, 110 Edward Street; and four daughters, Kate, Mrs C. Taylor,
Kakabeka Falls; Maud, Mrs. M. Johnson, Petrolia, Ont.; Rose, Mrs Nicholson, South Gillies; and Eva, Mrs. W. Wilson, Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Bell also is
survived by 34 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons and one daughter: Herman M. Bell
and Thomas R. bell, formerly of Fort William; and Winnifred, Mrs L. Smith, formerly of Detroit. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock
from the Jenkens and Son Chapel. Rev J.D. McKenzie, minister of the First United Church will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot, Mountain View
Wed 3 Sept 1919 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Late last night the death occurred of the three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bell, of Scoble Township. The remains were being brought to Fort William
this afternoon and the funeral announcement will be made later
Bell, Edwin A.
3 Apr 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal
E.A. (Ted) Bell Stricken at 66. Long-time
resident Edwin A. (Ted) Bell, 66 of 110 South Edward Street, died at home today following a heart seizure. Born in Lambton County, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Murray Bell, he came to Fort William with his parents when eight years old. He worked for Ray Street Bank, Canada Starch Co. Ltd., Canadian Bank of
Commerce and Cameron and Heap Wholesale Company as an accountant but since 1927 he has been a timber contractor, mostly in the Black Sturgeon area, removing
timber to local paper mills. Mr. Bell was a member of the United Church, Fort William Chamber of Commerce and Business Men's Club. Surviving besides his wife,
the former Phyllis Sandell, whom he married in 1916, are two daughters, Laura (Mrs. W.R. Bond) of 439 East Mary Street, and Barbara (Mrs. P. Moore) of 2625
Moodie Street; 13 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Taylor of Home Avenue; Mrs. J. Nichol; son 339 North Harold Street; Mrs. J. Johnson, Petrolia,
and Mrs. W. Wilson of Minneapolis, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lily Bell, at home. He was predeceased by a son, Edwin Earl in 1952; two brothers, Tom and
Herman, and a sister, Mrs. Winnifred Smith.
Bell, Edwin A. 6 Apr 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Edwin A. (Ted) Bell, 66, of 110
South Edward Street, who died Tuesday was held Thursday afternoon. Rev. Dan McIvor of the United Church officiated. Interment was in the family plot, Mountain
View Cemetery. Attending were officials of Great Lakes, and Abitibi Woodlands divisions; former employees of the district, including the Black Sturgeon area,
and representatives of Lakehead Wholesale firms, timber contractors and equipment suppliers. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Hassard, Stewart Young, Clarence
McDevitt, Harold Sandell, Bob Mapledoram and Dr. J.S. Strachan. Active bearers were Gordon Simpson, Martyn Tribe, Aubrey Bell, George Prout, Orval Black and H.
Nash. From out of town were a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wilson of Minneapolis, and a nephew Roy Bell of Vancouver.
Thurs 19 Dec 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle
George, nine-year-old son of Frederick Bell,
section foreman on the Canadian National Ancriss, near Dorion, was shot and killed shortly after eight o'clock this morning by his brother James, while
playing with a .30-.30 rifle. The two boys were in the section house at Ancriss and James picked up the loaded rifle. When the lad was handling the gun
it accidentally discharged, the bullet entering George's head blowing away a portion of the skull. The father arrived in Port Arthur at three o'clock this
afternoon and immediately communicated with Dr. C.N. Laurie, Coroner, who decided an inquest was not necessary, after hearing the details of the shooting
from the father. The funeral will be held in Dorion.
Bell, H. Aubrey
30 Aug 1987 The Chronicle Journal
Bell, Herman M
9 May 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Bell, Herman M 12 May 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Bell, Murray Gordon
The funeral of Herman M. Bell, of Pearson
Township, who died May 8, was held yesterday afternoon from the Jenkens and Son funeral home at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Elgin G. Turnbull, pastor of Wesley United
Church officiated. The Service was largely attended with many friends attending from both the lakehead and the rural areas. Many beautiful flowers were received.
Two hymns were sung "Lead Kindly Light" and " Abide With Me." Mrs. Don McMichael presided at the organ. Pallbearers were E. Johnson, Alex Wamsley, Charles Taylor,
Edwin Nicholson and Sam Liddicoat. Burial was in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. E. James, of Minneapolis, a sister of Mr. Bell, arrived in the
city to attend the obsequies.
12 Jan 1973 The Chronicle Journal
Bell, Patricia Margaret
Wed 5 May 2004 The Chronicle Journal
11 Sept 1974 The Chronicle Journal
Bell, William Henry
24 July 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral service will be held
Saturday afternoon for William Henry Bell, 78, a pioneer farmer of O'Connor township, who died yesterday in hospital. The service will be held at 2 p.m.
in the Jenkens and Son Chapel and burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. F.E. James of Wesley United Church will officiate
2 Sept 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mon 22 June 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday night at the family home of Helen Belto, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Belto, of Nolalu. Death followed a lengthy illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Belto are old time residents of the district, having lived here for more than 40 years. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers
and four sisters. They are; Lempi, living at home, Mrs. William Harry, Mrs Edward Harry, Mrs. William Knuttial, Walter and Toivo, all living in Nolalu district.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence in Nolalu. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate and interment will
be in Nolalu Cemetery.
Belto, Toivo Edward
Wed 22 July 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred this morning at the
family residence at Nolalu of Toivo Edward, 30 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Belto, pioneer residents of that locality, death followed a long illness. The
young man, born at Nolalu was well known through out that area and his death will be greatly mourned. he was a member of the Gillies Lodge of the Orange Order
and a general favorite. Besides the bereaved parents, one brother and four sisters survive. They are Walter, Mrs. Edward Harry, Mrs. William Knuuttila, all of
Nolalu region and Miss Lempi, living at home. Another sister Helen died June 22, just a month ago at the age of 18. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon
from the family home with burial in Nolalu Cemetery.(This name given at the cemetery is Pelto)
Belton, Daniel Thurs 14 Nov 1918 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Bengtson, (Theresa) Mrs. Walter
The death occurred this moprning at his home, Conmee
Twonship, of Daniel Belton, aged 73. Mr. Belton has been a resident of the district for the past 6 years. He is survived by 5 daughters and 2 sons: Chas. Belton at home;
and William H. Belton on service in France. The daughters are: Mrs. A.L. Woodgate, 139 West Amelia Street; Mrs. N.W. Buie, 141 Brock Street; Mrs. C. Craig, Post Office
Chambers; Mrs. Crashaw, Vancouver; and Miss Agnes Belton, at home. The remains have been brought to Cameron and Jenkens' Undertaking Establishment. Funeral arrangements
are not yet complete.
Thurs 18 May 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Resident of the district
for 18 years, Mrs. Walter
Bengtson died unexpectedly late yesterday afternoon in hospital here. She resided at Finmark
and was 45 years of age. Death came as a result of a heart ailment and word of her passing came
as a shock to her many friends in the district. She was born in Sweden. Surviving are her husband, who is section man with the C.P.R. and four daughters,
Ivy, Fern, Ruby and Palmie, all resident
of the family home in Finmark. Also surviving are her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Losquist, of Ellis, Ont., and a sister, Mrs. D. Olsen of North Towanda, New York. Mrs. Bengtson
was a member of the Finmark Women's Institute and also a member of the Vasa Order. Funeral arrangements still are pending word from the family.
Bengtson, Theresa Mon 22 May 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Mrs. Theresa Bengston,
wife of Walter Bengston of Finmark, who died unexpectedly last Wednesday, will be held this coming Wednesday from the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel at 1:30
o'clock to the Finnish School for service at 3 o'clock. Rev C.P. Peterson, formerly pastor of what now is called the Zion Lutheran Church will conduct the
services and burial will be in the family plot in Sunshine Cemetery. Mrs. Bengston was born in Sweden 45 years ago and had resided at Finmark for the past
18 years. She was well-known in the district and also in the twin cities. She was a member of the Finmark Women's Institute and also of the Vasa Order.
She is survived by her husband and four daughters, Ivy, Fern, Rubie and Palmie, all at home. Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Lofquist,
of Ellis, Ont., and a sister, Mrs. D. Olsen of Tonawandah, N.Y.
Wed 5 Nov 1975 The Chronicle Journal
Mon 9 Aug 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for the late Carl
Berglund, who was killed Thursday at Finmark, will be held from Blake's Funeral Chapel tomorrow at 2 o'clock to the Swedish Lutheran Church. The pastor
Rev. F. Bowman will have charge. Interment will be at Stanley Cemetery.
Berglund, Earl Leslie
Mon 23 Feb 2004 The Chronicle Journal
Wed 30 Sept 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Monday of Ernest,
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Berglund, Ellis. Besides the bereaved parents, six other children survive, four girls and two boys. The funeral was conducted
this afternoon from the funeral parlors of Chas. Jenkens to Mountain View Cemetery.
Sat 23 May 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Nils Bergstrom whose
body was found yesterday will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon next, when a short service will be held at Riverside Cemetery. Rev. C.P. Peterson of
the Swedish Lutheran Church will officiate.
Berini, Edith Mary Anne (Ellet)
Fri 1 Oct 2004 The Chronicle Journal
Sat 22 Dec 1928 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Enrico Berini,
who died Thursday morning at the family home, Slate River, was held this morning at 10 o'clock from the Slate River nome to St. Agnes' Roman
Catholic Church, Westfort, where service was conducted by Rev. Father Batterton. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Five sons and a nephew
acted as pallbearers.
Sat 8 Feb 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last evening after a
short illnes, of Eugene Bernacki, 14-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bernacki, 917 West Gore Street. The funeral was held thios afternoon at 4 o'clock
from the family residence to the Ukrainian Catholic Church, west Fort William. Rev. Father Wodicka officiated and interment was made in the Arthur Street Cemetery.
Tues 17 May 2005 The Chronicle Journal
Fri 18 Aug 1950 Fort William Daily Times
Philip Berry, pioneer homesteader of O'Connor township and resident of Fort William Manor the past six years, died in hospital early today at
the age of 86. Mr. Berry, native of Hamilton, Ont., where he received his education, came to Flint, in O'Connor Township, in 1899 to cut out for himself a
farm. He lived there until his retirement six years ago. In 1932 he lost everything when his farm burned. The pioneer was highly respected by all who knew him.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. His wife, the late Mrs. Kate Berry, died June 7, 1943. He was also predeceased by a sister, Mrs. E.E.
Back in 1935 here. Mr. Berry was the sole remaining member of the original family of five brothers and sisters. Nephews and nieces at the lakehead include D.L.
Cameron, Rankin Street; Elsie, Ernest, Sandy and Emily, all living at South Franklin Street; Jack at Armstrong; Philip at Auden, Ont.; Mrs. James Foulds of Red
Rock and Mrs. Don Brownlee of Fort William. Other relatives are also living here. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock to St. Patrick's
Roman Catholic Church for services at nine. Interment will be in the family plot, St. Patrick's Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at eight
o'clock in the chapel.
Berry, Kate (Wallace)
8 June 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Phillip Berry died in hospital
Monday evening afer one month's illness, aged 72 years. Her home residence was O'Connor Township. Born in Brantford, Ont., she came to Fort William District
with her husband in 1911. She is survived by her husband, one brother, Arthur Wallace of Superior, Wisconsin; and a sister, Mrs. W.R. White of Queesnstown,
Alta. There are several great-nieces and nephews in the Fort William District. She was a devout member of the St. Pius Roman Catholic Church at Flint, Ont.,
being very well known in the community. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning from Jenkens Funeral
Chapel at 8:30 o'clock to St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church at nine o'clock with Msgr P.J. McGuire officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in St. Patrick's
Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at Jenkens' Funeral Chapel at eight o'clock Tuesday evening.
Berry, W. Nahum
Thurs 26 Dec 1963 Fort William Daily Times
W. Nahum Berry, aged 80 years, former resident of Pole Line Road, R.R. No 2, Fort William, died in hospital at Brockville, Monday, December 23,
1963 following one month's illness. Member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving, son William J. R.R. No. 2, Fort William; daughters Amelia, Mrs. Thomas Bushby,
Austin Manitoba; Evelyn, Mrs. Finil Jacobson, Seattle Washington; Bertha, Mrs. Gordon Belrose, Otto Street, Port Arthur; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren.
Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday in the Jenkins Funeral Home. Rev. A.G. Holbrook officiating. Interment in the family plot in Stanley Cemetery.
Berry, William Simon
Thurs 23 Sept 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death of Mr. Berry occurred
last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.S. Merkley. Mr. Berry has been ailing for a number of years till death gave him a happy release. Funeral arrangements
will be announced later.
Berry, William Simon Fri 24 Sept 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of William Simon Berry was
held yesterday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Merkley, at Murillo. The services at the home were conducted by Rev. T.E. Bennett. The pallbearers were
Thomas Hughes, John Pounder, Thomas Lawrence, R. Barzaghi, James Stephenson and Frank Merkley. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. There was a large attendance
at the funeral.
Berube, Stella Jane Wed 11 July 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Miss Stella Jane, age 21, of Murillo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Berube, died unexpectedly Tuesday July 10, 1962 in hospital. She was born at Murillo
and attended St. Augustine Separate school, Baird and St. Patrick's High School, Fort William. She worked at the News Chronicle office and then entered the Order of
Sisters of St. Joseph's as a postulant at North Bay and continued her studies in Sudbury. She was forced by ill-health to return home one year ago. She was a member
of St. Augustine Church, Baird, and a member of the Church choir. Surviving are her parents, five brothers, Gerald, Royal Canadian Navy, Halifax, N.S.; Phillip of
Toronto; Joseph, Terrence and Lionel at home; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. A sister Madeline predeceased her in 1952. The body is resting at the Everest
Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur St., pending completion of funeral arrangements.
Sat 19 July 1924 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Miss Margaret Bhyllryde, a partner with
Mrs. K. Bowerman in lumbering operations at Silver Mountain, during the past winter died in McKellar Hospital last evening following a short illness. Death was
attributed to pneumonia. Miss Bhyllryde was 36 years of age and had come to Fort William from Toronto last spring to go into lumbering this district. She had herself
during the past winter driven a logging team for a considerable part of the time. It is stated that heavy work in the woods in no way contributed to the cause of her
death, her health having being unusually good as a result of the out-of-door life. Her death was quite sudden, terminating a short illness in the hospital. Among
the relatives residing locally are a number of cousins, Mrs. Bowerman, Mrs. Arthur McIntyre, J.C. Wright, Mrs. N. Smith and Mr. Joseph Wright. The funeral will
be held on Monday afternoon to Port Arthur Protestant Cemetery. Miss Bhyllryde was to been married a couple of years ago to Albert Davis of Toronto but he was
killed the day before their wedding day in a railroad accident.
Wed 5 Aug 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Monday after a lengthy
illness of John Billington, 65, of Cloud Bay. The late Mr. Billington had resided in the district the last 11 years but for the last 5 years had resided at Cloud
Bay. He was a member of the Masonic Order, Wascena Lodge, Regina, also formerly was a member of the Knights of Pythias of that city. He is survived by one son
and one daughter living in Winnipeg and one daughter living in Peterborough. A brother T. Billington resides in Toronto. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. N. Gilles, Cloud Bay. Rev. D. McIvor will officiate and interment will be made in Cloud Bay Cemetery.
Fri 6 Oct 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
One of the original pioneers of Oliver
Township and a resident of this district for 49 years, John Bingham, died early this morning at his home, 2 Banning Street, Port Arthur, aged 74. He had
been ill only a short time. Mr. Bingham was born in Tyrone, near Oshawa, Ont. and moved to a farm near Murillo in 1881. After working for several years
on the farm he moved to Port Arthur where he had resided since, being one of the best known of the older citizens of the city. He was an active member
of the Trinity United Church. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Arthur, 68 High Street North and Gilbert of 66 Hill Street North, both of Port Arthur,
and Russell, at home; also four daughters, May, Mary, Lottie and Esther, all at home. Two sisters, Mrs. J.W. McPherson, of Des Moines, Iowa and Mrs. V.G.
Palmer of Chicago, as well as four grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon, a short service at the home being conducted
by a service in the Trinity United Church at three o'clock. The Rev. H. Heathfield will officiate and interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery.
Sat 3 Oct 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Margaret K.
Bingham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bingham, Oliver Township, who died Thursday will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home to the
United Church at Murillo at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. G.A.P. Austin will officiate.
Bingham, Margaret Mon 5 Oct 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal *****
Funeral of the late Margaret K.
Bingham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bingham, Oliver Township, who died Thursday was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Murillo United
Church. Rev. G.A.P. Austin officiated and internment was made in Stanley Hill Cemetery. Two hymns, "Nearer My God To Thee' and "Tell Me The Story Of Jesus"
were sung. Pallbearers were: Archie McKenzie, Jack McKenzie, Elmer McDonald, James Reid, Lloyd McKinnon and Caron Fenton.
Sat 20 Jan 1912 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Wrapped in be clothes, the body of Edwin
Bird, aged four years, was found in the debris of the destroyed home of John Bird yesterday morning
at Harstone's Siding on the Pee Dee. The house caught fire about 8:30 a.m. and in a few minutes the frame dwelling was reduced to a heap of blackened timbers
among which an hour or two afterwards, the body of the little boy was recovered. Mr. Bird was away at his work in the bush when the house took fire and Mrs.
Bird was busy in the barn, the youngster being left in the house playing on the floor. It is surmised that he must of got at the stove in some manner and
finding himself surrounded by flame crawled into bed for safety. Several men who were working at the siding, which is about one hundred yards from the
house saw that there was something wrong with the house and ran over. Mrs. Bird screamed out that the boy was in the building and two or three of the
men tried to get in after him but the interior was a mass of flames. Difficulty was experienced in restraining the frantic mother from rushing into
the burning building and her grief was terrible to witness. The little boy was the only child of the bereaved couple and much sympathy is felt for them
in their distress. The loss sustained by them in property is about $1,000 which is a big blow after several years' endeavor to establish a home since
their arrival in the district from Port Arthur.
Byrd, Edmond Sat 20 Jan 1912 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Bird, Ellen Jane
Another tragedy was added yesterday morning
to the already large list resulting from recent fires when Edmond, the little and only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Byrd of Harstone's Siding, Mile Post 22 on
the P.A.D.W. lost his life in a fire which entirely destroyed his home. The father left for work in the woods at an early hour and about 9 o"clock Mrs. Byrd
went out to the barn to feed the stock, leaving the little fellow playing about the house. A short time after a neighbor Mr. John Mathewson noticed the house
ablaze and rushed out to the barn to see if there was not someone about. On being told that the house was on fire the mother said that she had left a child
there. Mr. Mathewson fought his way into the already blazing kitchen but no trace of the child was found. He was unable to reach the upstairs, that portion
of the house being a mass of flames. The building which was frame, burned quickly and in the ruins the charred body of the child was found, crouched under
a bed where it had apparently crawled
to escape the flames. The child was very fond of burning paper and it is thought that after the mother left the house he proceeded to amuse himself in this
way, but later left and went upstairs to his father's room where he was caught by the destroying flames.
Thurs 24 Dec 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred early this morning,
following a lengthy illness at the home of her niece, Mrs. Murdock Mathison in Paipoonge Township, of Mrs. Ellen Jane Bird, wife of William J. Bird. Besides
her husband she is survived by one brother William Foley and her niece, Mrs. Mathison. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the Mathison residence
to the Roman Catholic Church at Harstone at 9:30 o'clock. Rev. Father Regan will officiate and interment will be made in the Harstone Cemetery.
Bird, William John
Sat 25 Oct 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
William John Bird, 71, a resident
of 1-455 East Brock Street, died in hospital last night. Although he had been in hospital one week, he had been in poor health for more than a year. He was
born at Market Harbor, Leicestershire, Eng., and came to Canada at the age of ten. He lived for some years in Pembroke, Ont., and he came to this district
56 years ago. He was engaged in farming in the district until 1917 at which time he started work for the Fort William Fire Department. He retired in November
of 1951. He married Miss Edith Anderson 24 years ago. He was a member of First Church United. He is survived by his wife, one son Robert, at home; three
daughters, Louise, Mrs. J. Dodmarchuk, of 3-455 East Brock Street; Jacqueline, at home; and Ruth, at home; one granddaughter and a brother Peter of Peterborough,
Eng. Nieces also survive in England and the United States. The funeral will be held Monday from the Jenkens Chapel with Rev. D.M. Burns of First Church
United officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery.
Thurs 11 Jan 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A district resident 62 years and well
known in mining, lumbering and horticultural circles, Arch Bishop, 72, died at the family home, 298 North Court Street, Port Arthur yesterday afternoon.
He was the father of 13 children--six daughters and seven sons; four of which are serving in the Armed Forces. Born in Houghton, Michigan, Mr. Bishop
came to the Lakehead 62 years ago, first working in the Silver Islet mine and later at Silver Mountain. Subsequently he spent most of his life lumbering,
as a hunting and fishing guide and in pursuit of his favorite hobby--horticulture. One of Mr. Bishop's most interesting projects was instituted at "Eve's Islet"
in Whitefish Lake, where he experimented in the culture of an infinite variety of fruit trees and shrubs not indigenous to this country. Mr. Bishop was
widely known for his prowess as a hunter and woodsman and he was well known here and in the United States as an operator of summer camps. Latterly he
conducted an experimental garden at his Balsam Street home. Surviving are the sevens sons, Archie of Beardmore; Cpl. Harold of the 25th R.C.A.M.C. Vernon,
BC; Lt. Harvey Bishop with the Canadian Army in Belgium; Capt. Allan Bishop, recently wounded in action overseas; Tpr. Clifford Bishop on active service
in Holland; Floyd of Peter Street and Elmer at home. The daughters are Elva, Mrs. John Richmond; Mildred, Mrs. John Styffe; Eva, Mrs. Fred Gibbons; Elinore,
Mrs. James Couture, all of Port Arthur; Irene, Mrs. Frank Chapple, Fort William; and Elta, Mrs. John Turk, Mead, Ont; one brother, Harry Bishop, Hamilton;
four sisters, Mrs. R, Sandoe, Mrs. H.B. Dawson and Mrs. B.W. Shaver of Port Arthur and Mrs. W.S. Merkely of Brooklyn, N.Y. The funeral will be held Friday
afternoon from Sargent's Chapel at 2:30 to Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. T.S. Watson of St. Paul's United Church officiating.
Bishop, Arch Thurs 13 Jan 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Arch Bishop, district
pioneer who died Wednesday was held yesterday afternoon from Sargent's Chapel at 2:30 to Riverside Cemetery, the family plot. Rev. T.S. Watson of St. Paul's
United Church officiated. Services were very largely attended and there was an abundance of beautiful floral tributes. Two hymns "Jesus Lover Of My Soul" and
Nearer My God To Thee" were sung. Honorary pallbearers were O.F. Strange, J. Lalonde, R. McKechnie, Fred Hawkes, Jack Grant and M.J. McDonald. Active bearers
were four sons-in-law, Frank Chapple, James Couture, F. Gibbons and John Styffe, and two nephews, Ted and Dr. J. Dawson.
Wed 18 Sept 18 1901 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bishop which
had been critically ill the past few days, died yesterday.
Bishop, Irene May
Sat 28 May 1910 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Archie Bishop, Arthur Street, died yesterday morning. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
10 May 1996 The Chronicle Journal
Mr. George Blake, age 79 years, passed away at
Westmount Hospital on Monday May 6, 1996. Born and raised locally, he married his wife Jean in 1943. George is survived by his wife Jean, 10 children,
21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private family internment of the ashes was held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jenkens Funeral Home.
Tues 7 Oct 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late James
Blanchard, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Blanchard, 47 Hull Avenue, Port Arthur, who died as a result of a bullet wound Sunday morning will be held tomorrow afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock from 97 South Algoma Street, Port Arthur to Stanley Cemetery. Rev. J.A. McMahon will officate.
Thurs 9 Aug 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
coated pills containing strychnine, for candy, Ferdinand Boliski, 14-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boliski, of Flint, Ontario, died almost immediately
after consumming about 15 of the tablets. The fatality occurred about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family home. Although Dr. B.C. Hardiman was
summoned and made a hurried call to Flint the tot was dead before he arrived. Magistrate W. Palling, acting coroner, investigated. No inquest will be held.
According to Peter Boliski, father of the dead child, he and his wife were out in the yard cleaning up the place, and a 2˝ year old son and the baby were
in the house. In some manner they opened a drawer and rummaging about came upon the pills. The child consumming them when Mr. Boliski appeared on the scene.
The father ran to the nearest telephone about a mile away to summon a physician. When he returned however, the baby was dead. It is states by Dr. Hardiman
that the pills contain strychnine, which caused the death of the child. The funeral was held this afternoon from the family residence to the Roman Catholic
Cemetery at Flint.
Tues 25 Jan 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The double funeral of Aimo Euren, age 36, Intola, and Alfred Blixt, 27, Kivikoski, who were both killed in a truck crash near Armstrong last Thursday was held
at 3:15 p.m. yesterday from the Everest Funeral Chapel to Riverside Cemetery for burial. Rev. R.A. Ranta officiated. The funeral was largely attended. Pallbearers
for Aimo Euren were George Paavala, Edwin Nurmi, James Dawson, Dick Strawson, Duke McKinnon and Don McLean. Pallbearrers for Alfred Blixt were Bill Wainio, Ray Wainio,
Norman Makela, Ray Takala, Bruce Niemi and Mauno Luhtala.
Tues 6 Aug 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in a Port Arthur Hospital on
Sunday after an illness of six months of Mrs. Mary Blixt, of Kivikoski, aged 71. Born in Finland, Mrs. Blixt had lived in this district for 31 years. She leaves
one son, Emil of Kivikoski; two daughters, Mrs. J. McKanick, Toronto and Mrs. J. Heino, Duluth, who is expected to arrive at the lakehead to attend the funeral;
and one sister, Mrs. F. Fernlino, Detroit. The funeral will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Kivikoski, conducted by Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish
Lutheran Church. Interment will be made in Kivikoski Cemetery.
Wed 8 Feb 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Resident of the district for 36 years, Otto
Blomfeldt, 62, died yesterday at his home in Marks Township. His death due to heart disease was unexpected. Mr. Blomfeldt was working on the farm at the time and
collapsed with death following shortly after. Born in Finland, of Swedish parents, Mr. Blomfeldt came to Thunder Bay District in 1903. The following year he moved
to Marks Township where he located a homestead about three miles from Nolalu, and since then he has resided there, making his home with his sister-in-law, Mrs. R.
Blomfeldt. Mr. Blomfeldt is survived by his sister-in-law and two nephews, Chas. and Gordon at home, and three nieces, Mrs. W. Pelto, of Nolalu; Mrs. G. Hongisto,
of Beardmore; and Mrs. A. Dolk, of New York. He was not married. THe funeral will be held Monday afternoon from the family home in Marks Township with burial in
the family plot in the Marks Cemetery.
Sat 11 July 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Hilda Bloom, 57,
Gorham Township, who died Wednesday was held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Everest Chapel to Lappe Cemetery. Rev. W.A. Ranta of the Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Lappe, officiated. Pallbearers were Reino Kauppi, Donald Maclean, Tauno Lehto, Allen Wilen, Rento Korhonen and Jacob Kroker.
Mon 14 Apr 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Annie Bodnar, 51, wife of John Bodnar,
Paipoonge resident died Saturday morning in hospital. She had been a resident of the district for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Women's Institute
there and a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Ascension. Surviving besides her husband are four sons and two daughters; William and Bernard at home;
Edward, O'Connor Township; Donald, Mountain Ave.; Rose, Mrs. Ed Perozak, RR 1, Fort William; Olga, Mrs. A. Sperling, West Gore Street. Three brothers and two sisters
are living, Mary, Mrs. George McKitchen, Stanley Ave.; Katie, Mrs H. Hryshko, Crawford Ave.; Joseph Bodnar, Mountain Ave.; Michael, East Mary St.; and William East
Mary St. Six grandchildren are living.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the George E. Blake chapel to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Ascension, Mountain Ave. where requiem
mass will be celebrated at 10 o'clock by Rev. Gregory Onufriw, p.p. Prayers will be spoken in the chapel this evening at 8 o'clock. Burial will be in the family
plot, St. Patrick's Cemetery,
Mon 27 Jan 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of John Bodnar, 72, pioneer
resident of Paipoonge township, who passed away in hospital Friday was held this morning at 8:30 from the home of a son Joseph, Mountain avenue to the Ukrainian
Catholic Church of Ascension at 9. Attendants at the services marched from the home to the church where Rev. Father Chyz officiated at requiem mass. The mass
was largely attended by friends of the deceased from the city and district. Internment was in the family plot, St. Patrick's cemetery. The pallbearers were
Joseph, Michael and William Bodnar, sons; and Geo. McKitchen, John Bodnar, Harry Hryshko, sons-in-law. Special prayers were recited at the home last night
by Father Chyz. The body was removed from the Blake funeral chapel at 2 p.m. yesterday.
Thurs 4 Feb 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night at the home of
her son Joseph, 1511 Georgina Street, of Mrs. Margaret Bodnar, 58. The late Mrs. Bodnar had been in failing health for the last six months. She lived in Fort William for a lengthy
period and was well known to a large circle of friends. She is survived by three sons, Joseph and Michael of Fort William and Stephen, of Toronto, and one daughter, Annie
of Fort William. Her husband predeceased her in 1915. Mrs. N. Marchak, a cousin, resides in Toronto. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
residence of Joseph Bodnar to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Rev. Father Ircha will officiate and interment will be made in the Arthur Street Cemetery in the spring.
Stephen is expected home for the funeral.
Boehler, John C.
Tues 4 Oct 1966 Fort William Daily Times Journal
John C. Boehler, 44, of
1214 W. Frederica St., died early today in hospital, shortly after being admitted. Born at Hamilton, he received his education there and was later
employed as superintendent for the Non-Skid Paving Company at Dundas. He came to this district in 1959 and lived in Slate River. He was employed by
the Department of Highways. He was married to the former Miss Dorothy Rahmer. They moved to Fort William six months ago. He is survived by his wife
Dorothy, four sons, John, Patrick, Terry and Shane, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Boehler, brother Frank, sister Kathleen, Mrs. G.
Lawrence, all of Hamilton.
Thurs 29 July 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred at 3 o'clock this
morning at St. Joseph's Hospital, Port Arthur, after a short illness, of Stephen Bolotynuk, 11-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. Bolotynuk, Hymers. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Peter and Michael and two sisters, Natie and Pearl. Funeral arrangements are not
Bolotynuk, Stephen Fri 1 Aug 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of the late Stephen Bolotynuk,
who died Tuesday, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from 414 First Avenue to Mountain View Cemetery. Many beautiful
floral arrangements were received. Six boys acted as pallbearers. They were William Didura; J. Babibak; E. Sarashinski; J. Jaremy; M. Jaremy and W. Sickar.
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Bonafant, Thomas, Mrs.
Tues 7 Apr 1925 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Leaving a husband and
seven children, the children ranging in age from 15 years to nine days, the death occurred in St. Joseph's Hospital, Port Arthur, at two o'clock yesterday
morning of Mrs. Thomas Bonafant, of McIntyre, aged 332 years. The names and ages of the children are: John, 15; Vina, 12; Marie, 10; Willie, 8; Alice, 6;
Joe, 4; and Baby Bonafant, 9 days. The parents of the deceased are living, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Barabe, of McIntyre Township, also six sisters and five
brothers; Mrs. Dona Perier and Mrs. Fred Perier, of McIntyre; Mrs. Leopold Perier, Port Arthur; Miss Mary Barabe, Miss Melvina Barabe and Miss Ida Barabe
, of McIntyre, living at home; John, of McIntyre; Octine, of Buda; Louie, of Oliver, Joseph, of Buda, and Thomas, of Oliver. The funeral will be held at
10 o'clock tomorrow morning from Morris' Funeral Parlors to St. Andrew's Cemetery. Rev. Father Paquin officiating. The pallbearers will be; John Barabe,
Dona Perier, Fred Perier, Leopold Perier, Louie Bonafant and Octine Bonafant. The deceased was born in Boston, Mass., but had lived in this district for the
past 20 years, coming here with her parents and other members of the family to reside in McIntyre Township.
Mon 4 June 1984 CJ
Bostrom, Charles Thurs 12 May 1960 FWDTJ*****
Mr. Charles Bostrom, age 79, died suddenly in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday
May 10th, 1960. Born in Sweden in 1881. He lived in Finmark for 31 years. He retired, living with relatives in the Lakehead, then moved recently to Vancouver, B.C. He
was predeceased by his wife in 1941 and by three brothers. Surviving are two brothers, Alfred of Finmark, Ont., Leonard, Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba; six daughters, Ingrid,
Mrs. F. Blank; Serrie, Mrs. E. Lindberg, Vancouver, B.C.; Ida, Mrs. A. Barr, Prince Rupert, B.C.; Mae, Mrs. O. Kuusisto, Nolalu, Ont.; Violet, Mrs. F. Abney, Vancouver, B.C.;
Frances, Mrs. M. Elder, Port Arthur; two sons, Karl, Vancouver, B.C.; Allan, Port Arthur; 9 grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral wil be held Saturday
May 14th in Vancouver.
Bostrom, Erika Mon 17 Feb 1941 PANC
Mrs. Erika Bostrum, 52, of Finmark, wife of Charles
Bostrom, died in hospital here Saturday evening following a short illness, Born in Sweden, Mrs. Bostrom came to Canada many years ago and for the past 17 years
had resided at Finmark. Surviving besides her husband are two sons and six daughters. Sons are Waner and Allan, at home. Daughters are: Ingrid, Mrs. M. Pick,
Geraldton; Sirrie, Mrs. H. Linder, 99 South Court Street, Port Arthur; Ida, Mrs. A. Barr, Sudbury, at present here; May, Violet and Frances, at home. Two brothers
and two sisters in Sweden and two grandchildren also survive. The body is at the Funeral Home, 21 North Court Street.
Bostrom, Erika (Mrs. Charles) Tues 25 Feb 1941 PANC*****
The funeral of Mrs. Charles Bostrom,
who died in hospital here February 15, was held Saturday afternoon from the family home at Finmark to Sunshine Cemetery. The congregation sang three hymns "There
is a Land That is Fairer Than Day," "In The Sweet By and By" and "O Happy Home." Pallbearers were Alfred Bostrum, John Olson, Andrew Nordquist, Allan Barr, Michael
Pick and John Sandberg.
Bostrom, John Tues 3 Jan 1933 FWDTJ*****
The funeral of Baby John Bostrom, 4-weeks-old
son of Mr. nd Mrs. C. Bostrom of Ellis, who died December 21, was held Friday afternoon.
Bostrom, John Alfred Fri 27 May 1966 PANC*****
John Alfred Bostrom, 83, of North Windemere Ave., died Thursday in
hospital. Born in Sweden he came to this area in 1907 and farmed at Finmark for many years. He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Danielson for the past
five years. Surviving are three sons, Edgar, Walkover Street; Herbert, RR 2 Kaministiquia; four daughters, Mrs. Danielson; Mrs. J. Holmberg, RR 2 Kaministiquia;
Mrs. K. Swanson, Hurkett; Mrs. W. Hendrickson, South Algonquin Ave.; one brother, Leonard in Saskatchewan, a sister in Sweden, 16 grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren. His wife Hannah died in 1959. The funeral will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday conducted by Rev. William Ross. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Mon 16 Nov 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Impressive funeral services were held in Murillo
United Church yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for the late David Bour, pioneer resident of Murillo who died in hospital here on Friday morning. The funeral
was held from the Jenkens and Son funeral home to the Murillo Church at 1:45 o'clock. The service was largely attended and many beautiful flowers were received.
Rev. J. Anderson pastor of the Murillo United Church officiated. He spoke words of comfort to the members of the bereaved family and referred to the work of the
late Mr. Bour, as an elder of the church and of his qualities and worth as a citizen and friend. Two hymns were sung "Abide With Me' and "Blest Be the Tie That Binds"
Rev. E. Roberts sang "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me" Mrs. C. Hill presided at the organ. Burial was in the family plot in Stanley Hill Cemetery. Pallbeareres were; J.
MacDonald, Alfred Felker, Norman McNally, Harvey Gorton, Harvey McNally and Roy Bingham. William Bour, son of the deceased came to the lakehead from Toronto to
attend the obsequies.
Mon 21 Sept 1936 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Resident of the district for nearly
fifty-three years, Mrs. Eleanor Boulter, 77, died Saturday evening at the family residence, John Street Road, near Murillo, after a long illness. A native
of Kent, England, Mrs. Boulter came to Thunder Bay with her husband in the early eighties, and had made her home for most of that time near Murillo. Survivors
are one son Frederick, at home; six daughters, Florence, Port Arthur; Mrs. H. Know, Port Arthur; Mrs. Fred Cook, Murillo; Mrs. Joe Knox, Grenfell, Sask.;
and Mrs. George Spencer, Fort William and Jessie, at home. The funeral was held this afternoon with private service at the family home at 2 o'clock, followed
by a public service in St. James Anglican Church, Murillo. Rev. S.F. Yeomans of St. Luke's Anglican Church, Fort William, conducted the service. Interment
was in St. James Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Cook, Samuel Parker, Orlando Robelino, Kenneth McDonald, Wellington Fenton and Frank Merkley.
Bour, Helen (Stekman) Mon 31 Jan 2005 Chronicle Journal
Bourdot, Mary E. (Kirk)
Wed 20 Mar 1963 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Mary E. Bourdot, 89, of West Frederica Street, widow of William W. Bourdot, died in hospital Tuesday following a short illness. Born at Peebles, Scotland,
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Kirk, she was married at Crossens, England to the late Albert Wooler. She came here 50 years ago with her family and
resided in Slate River for 10 years and worked as a telephone operator. She has lived in Fort William since. In 1930 she married William W. Bourdot and he
predeceased her in 1939. She was a member of Slate River and Fort William Women's Institute and Pythian Sisters. She is survived by dour daughters, Anne
(Mrs. L.C. Peck) Empire Avenue; Ivy (Mrs. M.R. Elliot) Winnipeg; Lily (Mrs. E.R. Craigie) Toronto; and Rose (Mrs. L.G. Hadfield), Frederica Street with whom
she resided. Also surviving are four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two brothers, John Kirk of England and Robert Kirk, East Brock Street and
other relatives. She was predeceased by a son Albert in Oct 1956.
Bourdot, Rachel (Perry)
Wed 24 Aug 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred early this
morning after a brief illness of Mrs. Rachel Bourdot, wife of Wm. W. Bourdot, 326 Bethune Street. She was 39 years of age. Mrs. Bourdot was well known in
the city. Born in Kenora she was an infant when her family came to reside here. She was liked and highly esteemed by all who knew her in her many years'
residence in Fort William. Besides her bereaved husband four children survive, two sons and two daughters. They are Jack 18, Lloyd 17, Ellen 16, and
Florence 14. Also left to mourn her loss are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas, Perry, 209 Cummings Street, one brother John and two sisters, Mrs. L. Lake,
Manitoba and Mrs. A. Walker, Conmee. The funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon from the family home on Bethune Street at 2:30 o'clock, thence to
Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. D. McIvor will officiate.
Bourdot, Rachel (Perry) Fri 26 Aug 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Many intimate and sympathizing
friends attended services conducted yesterday afternoon for the late Mrs. William W. Bourdot. The funeral was held from the family residence at 326 Bethune
Street at 2 :30 o;clock. Rev. D. McIvor, Pastor of First Church United, officiating. Several favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, Mrs. D. McIvor
accompanying on the piano. There were many beautiful floral tributes to testify to the esteem in which the late Mrs. Bourdot was held by all who knew her.
Following the services at the home, the cortege proceeded to Mountain View Cemetery where interment took place. Pallbearers were C. Auld, D. Walker, T.
Foxton, G.W. Brown, A. Muirhead, Wm Lyons.
Friday 11 May 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Miss Catherine Bowie of Kakabeka Falls, who died yesterday will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Blake
Funeral Chapel. Rev. H.C. Feast of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Sat 31 Mar 1923 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Severe hardships were encountered by
William Brady, farmer, of Pardee Township in bringing the body of his father to Fort William. Samuel Brady died Thursday at the farm and in the extreme
cold weather the son set out for Fort William the same evening. His fathers's body was placed on a sleigh and the son commenced the thirty-mile trip
into the city. While crossing a stream, the horse broke through the ice and Mr. Brady was forced to turn and go to his own farm for a team. The remainder
of the trip was made in safety and the remains of Samuel Brady reached Jenkens Undertaking establishment at two o'clock this morning. Arrangements for
the funeral are not complete. Mr. Brady was sixty-eight years old and was born in Ireland.
Brealey Stanley E.
Mon 3 Dec 1956 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Stanley E. Brealey, 84, of Arthur Street Road, who died Wednesday at his home was held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the George E. Blake Chapel
to Stanley Hill Cemetery. Services were conducted by the Plymouth Brethren with several of the Winnipeg Members attending the last rites. Pallbearers were
John Bena, Ernest Ursell, Donald Logan, James Morrison, Richard Prince and Alexander Plater.
Mon 8 Jan 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Seventy-seven year old William Brew of
Scoble township died in hospital Sunday after a three-month sojourn. Born on the Isle of Man, he came to Canada at the age of seven, was raised and educated
at Collingwood, and married there in 1912 to Miss Martha Fee. They came to this area and began homesteading in Scoble Township. Mr. Brew was active in
community affairs and had been a trustee of Scoble School Board. He was a long-time member of Slate River Baptist Church. Surviving are sons John, of
Riverdale, and Bruce of Calgary; a daughter Eleanor (Mrs. Wilbert Clark) of 401 Morse Street, Port Arthur, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased
by his wife in 1946 and a daughter Theda in 1941. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Brewer, John Wallace
10 Apr 1995 The Chronicle Journal
Brewer, Joseph John
12 Feb 1963 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Joseph John, age 74 years,
pioneer resident of Cloud Bay, died suddenly at the family residence on Sunday February 10, 1968. Resident of the district for 50 years. Survived by his
wife, the former Mary Adeline Hyatt, two sons, Ernest, Webbwood, Ont; John, at home; three daughters, Mettie, Mrs. Oliver Foreman, 209 Simpson Street; Jane,
Mrs. Oscar Denhardt; Judy, Mrs. William Harmsworth, both of Cloud Bay; 24 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James MacLean, 622 Wilet
Street; Mrs. S.E. Merritt, Slate River. Other relatives also survive. Predeceased by son George in infancy and a brother William in September 1957. Funeral
Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14 at 1:45 in the Geo. E. Blake Chapel. Captain S.H. Ratcliffe of the Salvation Army officiating. Interment in Cloud Bay Cemetery.
18 Jan 1924 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral service of Mrs. Wm. Brewer
who died last Saturday after a long illness, was conducted yesterday afternoon from the Blake and Henderson undertaking establishment, under Christian
Science auspices. Floral tributes were received from Father and Mother, sister and brother, and Aunt and A. Muir of Port Arthur. Interment was in Mountain
Tues 21 Mar 1974 The Chronicle Journal
Mrs. Mary Brewer, age 84 years, of Grandview Lodge,
died in Hospital on Monday March 20, 1974. Born at Oliphant, Ontario, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt, she came to this area 61 years ago. Married
here to Joseph Brewer, in September 1913. He predeceased her February 10, 1963. Survived by sons, Ernest of Webbwood, Ontario; John of Glendale Ave; daughters,
Mettie, Mrs. Oliver Foreman, Vancouver, B.C.; Jane, Mrs. Oscar Denhardt, O'Connor Township; Mary, Mrs. William Harmsworth, R.R.#3, Stanley Park; 27 grandchildren;
great grandchildren and other relatives ; sister Annie, Mrs. George Randle, Thunder Bay; brothers Harold, Sam, Robert Hyatt, all of Dewberry, Alberta.
Funeral Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel, with Captain Stan Ratcliff of the Salvation Army officiating. Interment in Cloud Bay Cemetery.
1 Mar 1937 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Death of baby Shirley Brewer-The death, occurred
this morning of Shirley Brewer, 15 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brewer of Cloud Bay, after a short illness. Besides the parents, three sisters
survive. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the family home at Cloud Bay at 2 o'clock and burial will be in the Cloud Bay Cemetery. Rev. J.T.
Haire will officiate
11 Sept 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Long Time Cloud Bay Man Dies. Caretaker
of Ontario Provincial Police offices at Middle Falls, William Brewer of Cloud Bay, died suddenly at work Tuesday. He was 65 years of age. Born and educated
at Echo Bay, Ont., he came to Cloud Bay 47 years ago to farm, retiring recently. He had been caretaker at Middle Falls the past 10 months and had previously
worked for Ontario Department of Highways and Crooks Township as a road foreman. He was an adherent of the United Church. His wife Mabel Rosette, predeceased
him in 1924. Surviving are three daughters, Edna (Mrs. Clifford Scott), and Beatrice (Mrs. Henry Bellamy), both of Calgary, and Elizabeth (Mrs. Michael Nahuliak)
1528 Rankin Street. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. James MacLean, 622 Wiley Street, and Mrs. Sime Merritt, Vickers Heights; a brother Joseph of Cloud Bay;
eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:45 p.m. in the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel, Rev. Dan McIvor, MP,
will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Brillinger, Emma (Schrumm)
Mon 28 Sept 1953 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Emma Brillinger, 75, of Fort William, died this morning in hospital. The former Emma Schrumm, she was married in 1910 to the late James A. Brillinger.
They went to Slate River from Buffalo, N.Y. following their marriage. They farmed for five years and operated the Brillinger General Store for 25. Following Mr.
Brillinger's death in 1949, she went to Fort Will aim where she had made her home since. Surviving are two brothers, George Schrumm of Grimsby, Ont., who is arriving
here and John of Smithville, Ont., two sisters Mrs. K. Fisher, Smithville, and the other sister in Buffalo. She was an adherent of the Church of Christ Scientist.
She was active in the community life and the Women's Institute. The body is at the Funeral Home, 225 South Syndicate Ave., Fort William.
Britton, Alfred W. Captain
Tues 10 Apr 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A resident of the district for
more than 27 years, Captain Alfred William Britton, 87, died Sunday night at 10:40 o'clock at the home of his son, Arthur, Oliver township. The late Captain Britton,
prior to coming to this district had followed the sea for fifty years. He started sailing when a lad and worked his way up the ladder until he was in charge of various
boats as Captain. He is survived by his widow, seven sons and three daughters..They are: Samuel, Arthur, Saul, of Oliver township; Charles of Paipoonge; Barnabus
of Grimsby, England; and Andrew of Boston, England; Mrs. Ernest Dunham, North Harold Street; Mrs. B. Overby, Murillo and Mrs. H. McCaw of Winnipeg. The funeral
will be held Thursday afternoon from the residence of his son Charles, Paipoonge. Interment will be in Stanley Cemetery.
Britton, Charles T.
Sat 6 Aug 1966 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Sat 18 May 1940 Port Arthur News Chronicle
A resident of the district since 1907, Mrs.
Elizabeth Britton, widow of Capt. Alfred William Britton, died early this morning at the residence of her sons, Arthur and Sam, of Oliver Township. She was in
her 90th year. Death followed an illness of six weeks duration. News of her death was received with heartfelt sorrow by her many friends in the district. Born
in Brixham, Devonshire, England, she came to Fort William district with her husband and family and during her residence here she made a wide circle of friends.
Her husband died six years ago. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Murillo. She is survived by seven sons and two daughters. They are; Arthur and
Sam of Murillo; Charles, Paipoonge; Saul of Fort William; Alfred of Hull, England; Barnabas, Grimsby, England; Andrew, Boston, England; Mrs. Ben Overby of Murillo;
and Mrs. Harry McCaw of Winnipeg, who has been here for some time with her mother. She also is survived by eight grandsons and 18 granddaughters. A number of great
grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon leaving the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel for services at St. James Anglican Church, Murillo
at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. C. Peto, rector, will officiate and burial will be in Stanley Hill Cemetery.
Brock, William A.
Mon 12 Aug 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A former pioneer resident of Slate River,
William A. Brock died at Walnut Park, Los Angeles, California on Friday according to word received by G.R. Duncan. death followed a comparatively short illness.
The late Mr. Brock resided in Slate River for about 15 years prior to leaving for California about ten years ago. He operated the Bowlker farm now owned by E.E.
Johnson of the Pigeon Timber Company. The late Mr. Brock came to the district from eastern Ontario and during his residence here, he became well known and respected
highly. He will be remembered by a host of farmers and residents of the lakehead. He visited here about two years ago. Besides his widow, he is survived by three
daughters, Edith, Mrs. Dave Monteith; Isobel, Mrs. Howard Mitchell and Alice, Mrs. F. Szchokke and two sons, Loring and Elmer, all of California. The funeral
service was held at Los Angeles.
Broman, Ellen (Berglund)
Wed 16 July 1969 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Ellen Broman, age 78 of 4 Bryan St.,
died unexpectedly Tuesday July 15, 1969 on arrival at hospital. Born in Sweden, she emigrated to Canada with her parent and family in 1907 and had lived in this area
since that time. She was predeceased by her first husband Olof Nelson in 1915; She was married to Olof Broman in 1920 and he predeceased her in January 1967.
Survived by one son Carl, 158 Balsam St.; five daughters, Mrs. Alice Woolgar, of Toronto; Miss Audrey Broman, 405 First Ave.; Doreen, Mrs. H. Dix, Kenosha, Wisconsin,
(enroute); Signe, Mrs. I. MacKay, 216 West Brock St.; Mildred, Mrs. H. Tillberg, 225 W. Mary St.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Signe, Mrs.
W.R. Johnson, North Carolina; brother Fred Berglund, St. Petersburgh, Florida, presently here. Predeceased by her parents and brothers, Alfred, Albin, Peter and
Tony Berglund. The funeral will be held on Friday at 10 am in the Everest Funeral Chapel. Rev. James Noble officiating. Interment Stanley Hill Cemetery. Flowers
Brooks, Elizabeth Heather Mon 1 Oct 1956 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Baby Elizabeth Brooks,
five-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brooks, of Hilldale Road, McIntyre, who died Thursday was held Saturday from Sargent's Chapel at 11 a.m.
to Riverside Cemetery with services by Rev. K.G. Rutter of St. Michael's Anglican Church.
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Mon 7 Apr 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs. Ksenia
Mroshchak, who died Wednesday, was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the family residence 1009 Alberta Street to the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rev.
Father Dromrecki officiated and interment was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery. The funeral was under the auspices of St. Nickolas Society and was attended largely.
Many beautiful floral tributes were received. The pallbearers were: Peter Humeniuk, George Horban, John Sorochuk, D. Caly and M. Zawacki.
Fri 2 Aug 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Alexander Brown, pioneer farmer of Hymers
in 1899, died at Wroxeter, Ontario last night at the age of 66. Born at Burleigh in Peterborough County, the late Mr. Brown came to this district in 1899. A year
later his family came to the lakehead. In 1913 his wife died and later on he married a second time. In the last year of the war the family moved to Fort William,
where they remained until 1922. In February of that year they moved east again and settled on a farm near Wroxeter. He was married in 1892. He is survived by his
wife, seven children and ten grandchildren. Mrs. J.R. Munro of this city; Mrs. D.H. Lennox of Emo; Roland Brown of Fort William; and Hazel Brown, also of the city
are among the children. Mrs. E. Parker of Port Arthur, a sister. The late Mr. Browns mother died only a year ago at the age of 103.
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Brown, Janette (Mrs. Alex)
Thurs 29 Jan 1920 Fort William Daily Times Journal
In the Port Arthur General
Hospital yesterday at the age of 52 years, Mrs. Alex Brown, of Hymers, died after a five days illness from pneumonia. Her husband and an adopted son survive.
The family came to Port Arthur ten years ago from the States and four years ago moved to Hymers. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock
from Henderson's Undertaking Parlor to Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. H.R. Nobes, of The First Baptist Church, Port Arthur, officiating.
Tues 19 Feb 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
District resident for 42 years, John Brown, 86, of Cloud Bay, died yesterday afternoon after an illness of two months. He was born in Bruce County, Ont., before
taking up a homestead in the district he was a sailor on the great lakes in his earlier years. For the past five years he had made his home with Ben Renshaw of
Cloud Bay. His wife predeceased him here in 1944. Mr. Brown leaves a brother, Dan, in the U.S.A. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Sandy Brown of Strathcona
Street, Port Arthur; Jack, Allan, William, Mary and Ethel Brown of Shipley St., Port Arthur. The body rests at the Jenkens and Son Chapel pending burial arrangements.
Wed 14 Feb 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Former long time store keeper and resident
of Paipoonge, John (Jack) Brown passed away in Penticton Hospital Jan 28, 1962 at the age of 77 years. Besides his wife Ellen, he is survived by two sons and
three daughters. James, Penticton; Andrew at home; Gertrude, Mrs. Raymond Robbins, Royston, BC; Hilda, Mrs. Jack Foster, Cumberland; Betty, Mrs. Ernest Laughington,
Penticton; and 15 grandchildren and other relatives at the Lakehead. He was predeceased by a daughter Ruby, a brother Bill Brown of Port Arthur, sisters Lill,
Mrs. Foxton, Fort William; Rose, Mrs. Taylor, Courtenay, BC. Interment Field of Honor section, Lakeview Cemetery, Legion graveside service with members of
the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40 in attendance.
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Mr. John (Jimmie) Brown, aged 70 years, resident of 2242
Sills St., died in hospital Thursday afternoon, Oct. 25, following a short illness. He had been hospitalized the past week. Born at Wormitstone, Fifeshire,
Scotland, as a young man came to Canada and settled at Port McNichol, Ont. In September 1939 he enlisted in the RCAF, serving overseas in India and Burma.
On his return and following discharge he came to Fort William and has resided here since. He was employed on the millwright staff of the Great Lakes Paper
Company retiring in October 1970. He was married to Miss Mary Ellen Clapp March 11, 1931. In his younger days he had been active in soccer, football and
was always an ardent fisherman. Member of the Presbyterian Church, the Great Lakes 20 Year Club, Great Lakes Athletic Association, and the Great Lakes
Conservation Club. Surviving is his wife Mary at home; one son Harry, 840 North Marks St.; one daughter, Jeanne, Mrs. E. Kurylo, 812 Erie Ave. (P); seven
grandchildren; a sister Agnes, Mrs. A. Myles of Scotland; nephews, nieces and other relatives here and in Scotland. Services will be held Saturday at 11
a.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home Rev A.H. Johnston, DD of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will be in the Military Plot in
Mountain View Cemetery,. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions may be made to the charity of their choice.
Fri 26 Jan 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Thursday in hospital
after a lengthy illness of Mrs. Maggie Brown, 80, of Hurkett, Ont. She was born in Ontario, Widow of the late Johnson Brown, her husband predeceased her 20
years ago. Pending funeral arrangements the body is resting at the Everest Funeral Chapel.
Brown, Mary (Clapp)
7 Apr 1988 The Chronicle Journal
Mrs. Mary (J.R.) Brown, aged 80 years, resident
of Apartment 203-9 Regent Street died in hospital on Thursday afternoon April 7th, 1988. Born in Madoc, Ontario, she was the former Miss Mary E. Clapp,
daughter of the late John and Ada Clapp. Mary was married here to J.R. (John) Brown March 11th, 1931 and he predeceased her October 25th, 1973, the year
of Amalgamation, Mary received the Citizen of Merit Award. She was a member of the first Presbyterian church, member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Army
Navy, Airforce and held the positions of President for two years and treasurer for three years; also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #6 Royal
Canadian Legion since 1944. She is survived by one son Harry, Thunder Bay; one daughter Jean and her husband Ted Kurylo, Thunder Bay; 7 grandchildren; 3
great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Doreen Cunningham, Welland; four brothers, Kenneth, Jack, Edward, Thunder Bay, Robert, Welland; nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband John, her parents, brothers Phillip, Charlie, Willet, Hawley, sisters Mildred Virr and Mabel Neil. Funeral services will be
held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. Sydney Chang of First Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will take place in
Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated. A memorial service under the auspices of Royal
Canadian Legion Branch #6 Ladies Auxillary will be held immediately following the funeral service on Monday.
Wed 24 Jan 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a five weeks illness,
Mrs. Sarah Brown, 66, wife of Thomas Brown, of Hymers, died this morning in hospital. Born at Cavan, Ireland, Mrs. Brown resided there until she was
36 years of age and came to Port Arthur to live. She resided there for a short time and then moved to Marks Township and later to Hymers. During her
long residence in the district, Mrs. Brown made a wide circle of friends who learned of her death with sincere regret. She was an active member of Hymers
Women's Institute and a devout member of Hymers United Church. She is survived by her husband, one brother, R. Farmer, North Marks Street and one sister
Mrs. K. Sabine of Vancouver. Tpr. Michael Sabine who is in Belgium recovering from war wounds is a nephew and Theodora Sabine of Vancouver is a niece.
The funeral will be held Friday from the Blake Funeral Chapel to Hymers Union Church for services at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. D. McIvor, M.P. will officiated
and burial will be in Hymers Cemetery.
Brown, Sarah Sat 27 Jan 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Attended by many friends of the family
from the surrounding district, impressive funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for the late Mrs. Sarah Brown, wife of Thomas Brown of Hymers.
She died Wednesday. The funeral was held from the Blake Funeral Chapel to the Union Church, Hymers for services at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Dan McIvor, M.P.
officiated. he paid tribute to the excellent worth of the deceased and spoke words of condolence for the bereaved members of the family. Three hymns
"Nearer My God To Thee" "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Jesus Lover Of My Soul" were sung. Mrs. Frank Sitch presided at the organ. Burial was
in the Hymers Cemetery. The pallbearers were D. Drew, Edward Hymers, B. Sitch, C. Edwards, O.B. Turk and J. McLaren.
Brown, Susan Wed 7 Jan 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
One of the real pioneers of the district, Mrs. Susan Brown, wife of Thomas Edgar (Teddy) Brown, Whitefish Lake, died yesterday in hospital after a short
illness. She was 92 years old. Mrs. Brown was removed to hospital on December 27. Her condition gradually became weaker and she passed away last evening.
News of her death will be received with heartfelt sorrow by a wide circle of friends not only in the lakehead but in many points south of the border. Born
in Glengarry she came to this district in 1886. At that time, her father, the late Duncan Cumming was employed at the Silver Mountain Mines. Since 1902
she had resided at Whitefish Lake where Mr. Brown operates a Fox farm & hunting lodge. Mr. Brown was one of the first fox farm operators in the district
and during hunting seasons he and Mrs. Brown catered to hunters from the Lakehead district and from points in the United States. She was a member of the
United Church. Besides her husband she is survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock from Jenkens
and Son Funeral home. Rev. D. McIvor will officiate and burial will be in Riverside cemetery, Port Arthur.
Brown, Susannah Wed 7 June 1944 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Resident of Kakabeka Falls since 1905, Mrs.
Susannah Brown, 74, widow of George Brown, died this morning in hospital here. She had been ill for several years and was in hospital about a month. Mr.
Brown was superintendent of the power plant at Kakabeka Falls at the time of his death January 1, 1940, and was one of the company's oldest employees. Mrs.
Brown was a member of the United Church of Canada. Prior to her illness, she took an active part in community affairs and was known as a singer of repute.
Mrs. Brown was born at Tow Llow, England. Surviving is one daughter Lillian, Mrs. J. Costello, of Conmee Junction. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Friday
afternoon from the Chapel, 226 South Syndicate Avenue, Fort William. Interment will be in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery.
Wed 30 June 1948 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Attended by many friends of the family,
impressive funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for the late Thomas Brown, 84, retired farmer of Hymers, who died Saturday. The funeral was held
from the Blake funeral chapel to Hymers United Church for public services at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J.E. Scharf, minister of the church officiated. He paid
tribute to the fine worth of the deceased and spoke of his long residence in the district. Two hymns "Abide With Me" and "What A friend We Have In Jesus"
were sung with Mrs. Frank Sitch presiding at the organ. Many floral tributes were received. Burial was in the family plot, Hymers Cemetery. The pallbearers
were Frank Sitch, Edward Hymers, Wesley Hymers, Elmer Parker, William Parker and Bruce Turk.
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Bryan, Henry Alfred
Mon 15 Sept 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
District pioneer and labor organizer, Henry Alfred Bryan, 84, of 217 Victoria Street, Port Arthur, died early this morning after a three weeks illness.
He was born in Worcestshire, England. A former pioneer settler of Dorion, Ont., he first came to Canada 78 years ago. Educated in Niagara Falls and
St. Thomas, he resided in Cleveland, Ohio before the family moved to Canada and settled in 1901 at Dorion. As a young man at Cleveland he became
associated with the labor movement and organized for the American Federation of Labor. In this capacity he was closely associated with Samuel Gompers,
former president and journeyed throughout the United States and Canada. Since his arrival in the lakehead, he continued active in labor circles, organizing
some of the first labor unions here. In 1921 he was a charter member of the Workers Party of Canada and energetically campaigned for the party's candidates
up to 1939, including E.A. Smith. He had resided in the city for the past three years. His wife Idela predeceased him in 1906. Surviving are a son George
of Jellicoe, Ont.; Mrs. E.A. Harkness of Murillo; Mrs. J.D. Pedden of Kenora; Mrs. P.N. White of Port Alberni, B.C.; Mrs. C Bareth of Port Arthur; Mrs.
C.H. Richardson of Fort William; a brother, Rev. F.J. Bryan of St. Cloud, Minn.; 40 living grandchildren and over 50 great grandchildren. The funeral
will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Everest and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be made in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery.
Mon 13 July 1925 Fort William Daily Times Journal
William Bryant, a lonely farmer, who
passed 21 years of his life in solitude on his farm in Paipoonge Township, was found dead beside his cultivated fields Sunday evening by a neighboring
homesteader, Charles Sanburn. It was found that he died from natural causes and that life had probably been extinct since Thursday. He was 61 years of age.
Although living practically the life of a recluse and amidst the plainest surroundings that his two roomed shack permitted. Bryant leaves behind a tidy
fortune amounting to more than $30,000 in convertible securities it is learned.
He came to the lakehead district more than 20 years ago and took up land in Paipoonge Township when it was still more or less a primal state. Slowly he
cleared his land, built stables and a barn and settled down as a farmer. He was a bachelor and rarely mingled with his neighbors confining himself to the
daily toll in his fields. These, his neighbors say, were well cultivated as he was an industrious and hard working man. His home however was nothing but
a two roomed shack, economically furnished and not a dwelling that would lead a visitor to believe the owner possessed a modest fortune. Bryant, it is
thought, had been working on his land when the fatal attack came. Circumstances pointed out clearly to his attempt to reach his home. He succeeded in only
reaching the shade of a growth of small trees where he died. A brother, John Bryant, of Quoyn, Que., has been notified of the death and the body will be
shipped east by Blake and Henderson, undertakers.
Buckley, Timothy D.
Thurs 23 Apr 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Many old time friends of the
family were in attendance this morning at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church to pay final tribute to the late Timothy D. Buckley, 123 Cameron Street
to St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Moore officiated at requiem high mass. Mrs. R. Bishop presided at the organ and Basil Shaughnessy
sang feelingly "Nearer My God To Thee" as the casket was being removed from the church. Many beautiful floral tributes were received. A lengthy procession
of automobiles followed the hearse to St. Patrick's Cemetery where internment was in the family plot. Rev. Father McFarland officiated at the graveside.
The pallbearers were: J.J. Coghlan, W.J. Whelan, M. McGraw, H. Otway, W. Laderoute, and James Hogan.
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Bundock, Rev. Elijah
Mon 9 May 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A farmer of Nolalu since 1930, Rev.
Elijah Bundock passed away this morning at the family home at Nolalu following a three-year illness. He was 76 years of age. Mr. Bundock was born in England
and came to Canada to make his home 40 years ago. He first worked in Toronto and Mimico on the building of new houses and later moved to Saskatchewan where
he preached amongst friends. For a number of years he resided in Regina and in Moose Jaw. He came to Nolalu in 1930 where he farmed until his illness three
years ago. He was a firm believer in the old-time gospel apostolic belief and was a member of the International For Square Gospel of Evangelism. Mr. Bundock
is survived by two sons and two daughters. The sons are Herbert and Stanley of Toronto. The daughters are Winnifred, Mrs. A. Gibbons of Toronto and Florence
also of Toronto. The body is resting at Jenkens Funeral Home pending the completion of arrangements.
Bundock, Rev. Elijah Tues 10 May 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Rev. Elijah Bundock,
76, of Nolalu, who died early yesterday morning will be held on Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock from the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. A.G. Holbrook, pastor
of the Pentecostal Church will officiate. Internment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mon 25 May 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A pioneer resident of the district,
Mrs. Anna Burke, 86, 32 North Kenogami Avenue, Port Arthur, died in Port Arthur hospital Sunday after a brief illness. Born in Alvaieska, Oulu Lanni,
Finland, she came to Port Arthur 63 years ago. In 1907 she moved to Gorham Township with her husband, the late John Burke. She had resided on the farm
until one year ago when she came to Port Arthur to live with her son Oswald Burke. Mrs. Burke was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Lappe, and
was an active worker in the church during her early years. Her husband predeceased her 32 years ago. She is survived by three sons and three daughters.
The sons are John of Vancouver; Jonas of Gorham Township; and Oswald of Kenogami Avenue. The daughters are Hilda, Mrs. J. Siipola, 32 North Kenogami;
Helmi, Mrs. A. Latva, Seattle, Wash.; Helen, Mrs. Emil Kotila, 727 Leslie Ave. Port Arthur. A granddaughter, Miss Helen Reid, and a brother John Hannula,
live in Seattle and another brother resides in Finland. A sister, Mrs. Ida Korhonen, lives in McIntyre Township. The body rests at the Everest Funeral
Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Wed 12 Nov 1930 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The death occurred in hospital here this
morning of Hjalmer Burk, of Kivikoski. Mr. Burk had been ill for some time, was thirty-three years old. With other members of his family, he had lived
in the Kivikoski district for twenty-seven years. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 from the Funeral Home, 21 North Court Street, to Kivikoski.
Services will be conducted by Rev. J. Hirvi.
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Thurs 16 Dec 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A resident of O'Connor township for 38 years,
Rankin Burrows, 73, of Kakabeka Falls, died in hospital this morning following a lengthy illness. Born at Carlton Place, Ont., he came to Port Arthur in 1910 and
moved to O'Connor township in 1916. Since that time he had farmed near Kakabeka Falls. He was a member of the United Church Lodge No. 21. He served several terms
with the O'Connor School Board and was well known throughout the district. He is survived by his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Continue, Brent Street,
Port Arthur; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was predeceased by a brother George in O'Connor township in 1919. His parents also died in the district.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jenkens Funeral Home with Henry Ford, Rural life Missions officiating. Burial will be in the family plot
O'Connor cemetery. The funeral will be held under auspices of the O'Connor Orange Lodge.
Mon 10 June 2002 The Chronicle Journal
Mr. Frank Buurke, age 78 years, resident of Kaministiquia,
died in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital Port Arthur site on Saturday, June 8, 2002. Born in the Netherlands he came to Canada in 1951. For many years, Frank was a
dairy farmer in Kaministiquia and also worked as a watchman for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool from which he retired in 1989. Frank enjoyed bowling and was also a
member of the Kaministiquia Disking League. He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church (Arthur Street). Frank is survived by son Julian (Sherri),
grandchildren Ashley and Garritt all of Thunder Bay. Frank is predeceased by his wife Jane February 24, 2002 and parents Jurjen and Anje Burrke. Funeral
services will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 1:30pm in the First Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. John Boonstra officiating. Interment will
follow at Stanley Hill Cemetery.. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2002, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the First Christian Reformed Church. If
friends desire, memorials to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Frank Buurke in the Blake
Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove.
Tues 26 Feb 2002 The Chronicle Journal
Mrs. Jane Buurke age 73 years, a longtime resident of Kaministiquia, died in St. Joseph´s Hospital, on Sunday, February 24, 2002. Born in the Netherlands
she came to Canada in 1952. For many years, Jane worked alongside her husband on the family farm. Her lifelong passion was sewing. She was a member of
the First Christian Reformed Church (Arthur Street). Jane is survived by her husband Frank, son Julian (Sherri), grandchildren Ashley and Garritt all
of Thunder Bay, sister Hermina Wagter and brothers Jan and Jantinus Wagter all in the Netherlands. Jane is predeceased by her parents, sister Zwaantje
and brothers Berend and Willem. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in the First Christian Reformed Church,
with Rev. John Boonstra officiating. Interment will follow at Stanley Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2002, from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the First Christian Reformed Church. If friends desire, memorials to the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Jane Buurke in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove.
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