J-Funeral Notices & Obituaries
Jaatinen, John H.
11 June 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late John Henry Jaatinen who was injured fatally last Thursday night was held yesterday afternoon
from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral chapel to the Finnish Lutheran Church, Nolalu at 2 o'clock Rev. J.E. Nopola of Port
Arthur officiated. There was a large turnout of friends of the family and many beautiful floral tributes were received.
Two hymns were sung with Rev. Mr. Nopola presiding at the organ. Burial was in the Nolalu Cemetery. The pallbearers were
Henry Maa, Toivo Kivimaki, Toivo Jaatinien, Walter Hori, Edwin Anderson and Allan Ojala.
Jackson, Aili (Wierikko)
Mon 28 Sept 1998 The Chronicle Journal
Fri 24 Sept 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
death occurred last night, somewhat unexpectedly of John Jackson, a veteran farmer of the Harstone District on the Pee Dee
Railway line. He died in McKellar Hospital after an illness of about two months. It had been thought that he was making progress
towards recovery but a sudden collapse brought death. Mr. Jackson came from England about thirty years ago
and for twenty five years farmed in the Harstone district. About three years ago he and his wife retired from the farm and
took up thier residence in this city at 119 Atlantic Avenue. The deceased is survived by his widow. Funeral arrangements have
not yet been made.
Jackson, John Mon 27 Sept 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Jackson, John R.
The funeral of John Jackson was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Blake Mortuary Funeral Chapel thence to Stanley Cemetery.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. D. McIvor. A large number of friends attended the final obsequies and six of Mr.
Jackson's old neighbors acted as pallbearers.
Sat 9 Aug 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of J.R. Jackson, 64, of Kakabeka Falls, who died in hospital early Friday morning following a short illness
will be held from Blake's Funeral Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. J.R. Patterson, of Murillo United Church officiating,
and then to Kakabeka Falls United Church for services at 3 p.m. The funeral will be held under the auspices of the Masonic
Order, Connaught Lodge No. 511, A.F. and A.M. Burial will be in the family plot, O'Connor Cemetery.
Jackson, John R.
Wed 24 Apr 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Last rites for John R. Jackson, 45, of Kakabeka Falls were held at 2 p.m. yesterday from the George E. Blake Chapel to
the family plot, O'Connor Cemetery. A Hydro foreman, he died Friday. Rev. D. Hilton of Murillo United Church officiated
and the hymns Rock of Ages and Nearer My God To Thee. There was a large attendance and representatives of the hydro and
junior hockey league formed a guard of honor as the casket was removed. Pallbearers were Sherman and Elgin Jackson, Henry,
James, Tref and John Meservia. A daughter, Mrs. V. Borschneck and her husband attended from Atikokan.
Fri 18 Oct 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
No inquest will
be held in the death of Marguerite Josephine Joan Jackson, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jackson, Jr., of O'Connor, who
was found dead by her parents on Wednesday night. The baby died from strangulation as a result of vomiting while asleep. The funeral will
be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in O'Connor Cemetery.
Thurs 15 Dec 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A long-term resident
of the district, Mrs. Gustaava Jacobson, widow of Matt Jacobson, of Nolalu, died shortly before her admittance to hospital last night. Death came
at the age of 70. Coming as a shock to a wide circle of friends in the rural areas of the district and the lakehead cities, her passing brought
to an end a 52-year residence in the district. For a short time after her arrival in Canada from her native Finland, she made her home in Fort
William and later moved to Nolalu with her husband, the latt Matt Jacobson, who predeceased her in July 1935. Mrs. Jacobson had been in ailing
health since last April. Last night she unexpectedly tool ill and while being taken to hospital here by car from Nolalu she passed away. Her
home in Lybster Township was a favourite stopping place of ministers and her many friends. She attended Baptist and Lutheran Churches. She
is survived by two daughters and four sons. The daughters are Elma, Mrs. H. Kirby, Weston, Ont.; and Laina, Mrs. Waino Oja, 635 Prince Arthur
Boulevard. The sons are Walter, Detroit, Mich.; Waino, Jack and Reino, all of Nolalu. Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Gus Saxberg, 1008 Alexandra
Street, where she made her home before her marriage, and Mrs. Mary Wilson, Ashtabula, Ohio. She is also survived by a number of grand and great-
grandchildren. The body is resting at Jenkens Funeral Home pending burial arrangements.
Jacobson, John A.
Mon 11 July 1938 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Stricken with a heart attack at his
home at Sellers last night, John August Jacobson, native of Finland and former Fort William resident, died suddenly sitting in his favourite rocking
chair. He was 66 years old. Mr. Jacobson came to the Lakehead from his native country forty-eight years ago, and had lived at Fort William for thirteen
years. About thirty-five years ago he moved his family to Sellers. His wife predeceased him nine years ago. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran
Church and was well known in the district. Surviving him are six sons, three daughters and twenty grandchildren and one great grandchild. The sons
are, Edward, 1019 Alexander Street, Fort William; William, of Vickers Heights; Toivo, of Nolalu; Elmer, of Geraldton; Onnie, Sellers; and Ben,
also of Sellers. The daughters are; Mrs. F. Kivi (Tyne) of Sellers; Mrs. W. Rajala (Fanny) of Port Arthur; and Mrs. E. Annala (Margaret) of Geraldton.
One brother, William also survives at Covington, Michigan. The body will rest at the Funeral Chapel, 200 South May Street, Fort William until 1 p.m.
Thursday, when it will be taken to the residence at Sellers for funeral service at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will
officiate. Burial will be in Leeper Cemetery.
Jacobson, John August Mon 11 July 1938 Fort William Daily Times
Stricken suddenly while sitting in a chair at his home in Sellers township last evening, John August Jacobson,
66, succumbed from a heart attack. News of his sudden death comes as a shock to his many friends in the district. He came
to this district 48 years ago. He first lived in Fort William and for the last 35 years resided at Sellers. He was born in
Finland and was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. He is survived by six sons, Edward, 1019 Alexandra Street; William,
Vickers Heights; Toivo of Nolalu; Elmer of Geraldton; and Onnie and Ben of Sellers; and three daughters, Tyne, Mrs. S. Kivi
of Sellers; Fannie, Mrs. W. Rajala of Port Arthur; , Margaret, Mrs. E. Annala of Geraldton. A brother William resides in Covington,
Michigan. Twenty grandchildren and one great grandchild survive also. His wife died nine years ago. The funeral will be held Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, Sellers. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran church will officiate and burial will
be in the Leeper Cemetery. The body will be taken home Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Tues 16 July 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
of Sellers for the last 35 years, where he operated a large farm, Mathias Jacobson, 57 died early this morning in hospital following
a lingering illness. The late Mr. Jacobson who was well-known and respected highly was born in Finland. On arrival in Fort William he
immediately went to Sellers where he took up a homestead. Besides his widow he is survived by four sons and two daughters. they are Walter,
Waino, Jack and Reino of Sellers; Mrs. W. Oja of Sellers and Mrs. H. Kirby of Toronto. Mrs. Kirby visited at her parents home in Sellers
about three weeks ago.
Jacobson, Mathias Fri 19 July 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Jacobson, Sylvia Laina
The funeral of
Mathias Jacobson who died on Tuesday was held yesterday afternoon from the family home at Sellers at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. E. Nopola of the
Finnish Lutheran Church in Port Arthur officiated. The service was largely attended by friends and acquaintances from both the city and
country. Six old-time friends acted as pallbearers. they were; John Oja, Isaac Johnson, Stefan Kallia, Jack Hill, John Harri, John Jacobson.
Burial was in the Leeper Cemetery.
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Jacobson, Waino M.
Mon 23 Nov Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for Waino M. Jacobson, 49, of Marks Township who died unexpectedly Wednesday morning were held on Saturday afternoon at
2 o'clock in the Finnish Lutheran Church at Nolalu. The service was conducted by Rev. J.W. Sippola of the Finnish Lutheran Church in Port
Arthur and was very largely attended by friends from both cities and the Nolalu area. Rev. Sippola offered words of comfort to the family.
Two hymns were sung in Finnish with Miss A. Rantanen as organist.There were many beautiful floral tributes. Interment was in the family plot
in Leeper cemetery. Pallbearers were Onni Jacobson, Toivo Jacobson, Richard Kallio, Henry Niemi, Toivo Laine and Hjalmar Ojala. A half-brother,
Walter Jacobson of Marquette Mich. attended the funeral from out of town. The body was taken from the Jenkens Funeral home to the Nolalu Church
at noon on Saturday.
Wed 12 Dec 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Sat 1 Feb 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. F. Jaggard received
the sad news this week that her little son Byron (Barney) who has been in a home in Toronto for some time, had passed away. Burial will take
place in Toronto.
James, Greta (Kamstra)
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Tues 23 Nov 1948 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Jere Jantti, 67, farmer
of the Goodman Lake Road, McIntyre Township, was found to be dead after a fall at 9:30 this morning from a tree on his property. Const. J.
Craig, O.P.P. Port Arthur, said that Jantti apparently suffered a heart attack as he was trimming a tree of limbs that were interfering with
light wires that stretched from the farm house to the barn. His face cut and bruised in the fall estimated at 18 feet. The farm situated three
miles from the highway, had been recently purchased by the deceased. Born in Pieksamaki, Finland, he came to Port Arthur 38 years ago. Shortly
after his arrival he took up farming at Tarmola, remaining there until last month when he moved to McIntyre Township. He leaves his wife Aino;
a step daughter, Mrs. Harold Bailey, of Hornby, Ont; five sisters and three brothers in Finland. The body is resting at Everest's Chapel pending
Jantti, Jere Thurs 25 Nov 1948 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Jere Jantti,
67, farmer of the Goodman Lake Road, McIntyre township, who died yesterday morning, will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon from Everest's
Chapel. Rev. R. A. Peden of Trinity Church will officiate with burial taking place in Tarmola Cemetery.
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Jarvi, Edna (Mrs. Nillo)
Mon 17 Nov 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred this
morning in hospital following a lengthy illness of Mrs. Edna Jarvi, of Green Point. She was born at Kivikoski, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wickstrom,
and was married in Port Arthur a year and a half ago. Besides her husband she leaves three brothers, Gus, Vilho and Eino, of Port Arthur, and three sisters,
Mrs. Elsie Korkola, Port Arthur; Edith, Mrs. A. Ranta, Lappe; and Matilda, Mrs. W. Loponen, Longlac. (This part is unreadable) o'clock from the Funeral Chapel,
299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J. K. Brown, of Bay Street United Church will officiate
Jarvi, John Victor
Mon 4 Feb 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in a
Port Arthur Hospital yesterday of John Victor Jarvi, Gorham Township, aged 62. He came to Canada from Finland 34 years ago, and had resided for
almost all of that time in Gorham Township. Besides his wife, he leaves one adopted daughter, Mrs. Hilja Randa, Leys Street, Port Arthur. The
funeral will be held on Sunday Morning, leaving the Funeral Parlors, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur, at ten o'clock for service in the Gorham
Finnish Church at two o'clock. Interment will be made in Gorham Cemetery. Rev. J.E. Nopola, Port Arthur, will officiate.
Jarvi, Victor Mon 11 Feb 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Victor Jarvi
was held yesterday afternoon from the Funeral Parlors, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur to the Gorham Lutheran Church where service was conducted
at one o'clock by the Rev. E.J. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur. Pallbearers were; Emil Seppala, Urho Pakka, Uno Pakka, Waino
Pakka, Frank Kuusimaki and George Korpiaho. Interment was in the Gorham Cemetery.
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Jenkins, Mrs. George
Wed 19 Jan 1944 Fort William Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. George Jenkins, 62, of Murillo, who died Saturday Jan 15, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Jenkens and Son
Funeral Chapel. Services were conducted by the Rev. M.J.V. Shaver of Murillo United Church. The funeral was quite largely attended and there were
many floral tributes. The minister spoke words of comfort to the bereaved. There were two hymns "We Cannot Think of Them as Dead" and "He Leadeth
Me O Blessed Thought." Mrs. C.B. Hill presided at the organ. Pallbearers were Jack Mountford, Frank Merkley, Frank Crocker, Walter Brew, Roy Bingham,
and Fred Carter.
Tues 3 Sept 1968 Fort William Times Journal
Ivar Jensen, 70 of South Gillies, died
in hospital early Sunday morning. He had been in failing health for several years but had only been in the hospital the past week. He was born in
Denmark, educated there and learned the trade of carpenter. He was married to the former Miss Marie Jensen in May 1923 and later they came to Canada
to Pass Lake where they homesteaded. In 1931 the family moved to South Gillies residing there since that time. He operated his own farm there and
also worked 21 years at the Couch's sawmill. He was well known in the district for his fine carpentry work and was the builder of the pews in the
South Gillies United Church. He was a former member of the Scoble School board and an adherent of the Calvary Lutheran Church. He is survived by
his widow Marie, at home, three daughters, Kamma, Mrs. George Whitefield, Gresley Ct, Port Arthur; Flora, Mrs. Morris Greshuk, Kelly St, Fort William;
Sylvia, Mrs. Thomas Stadey, Balsam St, Port Arthur and 11 grandchildren.
Mon 19 Sept 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Jewett, Grace Lois
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Johnson, Anna Maria (Jacobson)
Mon 28 Mar 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The life of a
pioneer resident of Nolalu, Mrs. Anna Maria Johnson, came to an end last night in hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 73 years of age and
had been living in the district since 1900. Born in Finland, the former Anna Maria Jacobson, she came to the district from her native land in 1900.
In May of 1905 she was married to the late Isaac Johnson. She was well-known throughout the district with her home and family her main interests.
She was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Reino, of Nolalu; and five daughters. The daughters are Violet, Mrs. A. Maki,
Finlayson Street; Ina, Mrs. J. Erickson, Ogden Street; Tynne, Mrs. O. Hynnes, of Nolalu; Irene, Mrs. W. Savela, Ogden Street; and Mamie, Mrs. A.
Jutila of Murillo. Fourteen grandchildren, two sisters in Finland and several cousins also survive. Her husband predeceased her on November 10, 1947.
Services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Finnish Lutheran Church, Nolalu. Rev. J.W. Sippola, of the Finnish Lutheran Church,
Port Arthur, will officiate and interment will be made in Leeper Cemetery. The body will be removed from Jenkens Funeral Home to the Church at 12:30
o'clock on Thursday afternoon.
Johnson, Arthur Everett
14 Apr 1994 The Chronicle Journal
Johnson, Arvo G.
Mon 10 Nov 1969 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mr. Arvo G. Johnson, age 59, of 222 Victoria St., died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 8, 1969 in hospital. Born in Kivikoski and a life-long resident
of this area, he had worked for various timber companies. Had been a bus driver for International Transit, for the past 2 years with Checker Taxi. Surviving
are his wife Gertrude, 2 sons, Allan, Windemere Ave., Ernest, Andrew St., one daughter Shirley, Mrs. Brian Pringle, Red Lake. Five grandchildren, one brother
Eino, Windemere Ave., two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Leppanen, Empire Ave., Mrs. Ethel Hakala, Algonquin Ave. He was predeceased by one brother Urho in 1946.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Everest Funeral Chapel with Rev. R.A. Peden officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.
Johnson, Charles Henry
10 Sept 1986 Weyburn Review, Weyburn, Sask
26 Dec 1973 The Chronicle Journal
Johnson, Eber Walker
7 Apr 1943 Belleville, Ont
Johnson, Elis Sandford "Sandy"
Tues 24 May 1994 The Chronicle Journal
Johnson, Ellen Maria
28 Sept 1967
Weyburn Review, Weyburn, Sask
Fri 27 Feb 1920 Fort William Daily Times Journal
at the age of seventy-five years, Mrs. Ere Johnson of Blake township, died at 10 o'clock this morning at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Flingstead.
Deceased had been ill for some weeks with asthma. She is survived by her daughter and some other relatives living in the States and one son was killed
overseas. The body was brought to the Henderson's undertaking parlors this afternoon and funeral arrangements are not yet completed.
Johnson, Eva Stiina Wainionppa
Sat 1 May 1943 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Among the first Finnish
Women to settle in the district, Mrs. Eva Stiina Johnson, 75, of Kivikoski, died yesterday afternoon in hospital after an illness of two months. Born
in Karijoki, Finland, Mrs. Johnson came to Port Arthur 47 years ago. At that time there were only seven Finnish women settled here. Married in 1897 to
Charles Johnson, who died last October, she has lived at Kivikoski for the past 36 years. Surviving are three sons and two daughters. Eino and Urho of
Kivikoski; Arvo of Wolf Siding; Maimie, Mrs. Patrick Leppanen, of Port Arthur; and Ethel, Mrs. Svantti Hakala, of Kivikoski. Also surviving are a sister,
Mrs. Jack Johnson of Gorham, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street.
Mon 15 May 1967 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mr. Harold Johnson, age 25, resident of RR No. 1, Slate River, died in hospital Sunday May 14, 1967. Life long resident of the area. Survived by his wife
Rebecca, two sons Kristopher and Lyle, one daughter Rachel, all at home, his mother Mrs. Clara Johnson, RR No 3, Fort William, brothers Robert RR No 3 and
Fred RR No 3. Sisters Miss Jean Johnson RR No 3 and Anne Johnson, Portland, Oregon. Aunts, uncles and other relatives also survive. Predeceased by his father
Gustav and a brother Thomas. Funeral services Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the George E. Blake Chapel with the Gospel-Liters officiating. Interment in the family plot,
Mountain View Cemetery.
Tues 7 Nov 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred this morning in
Port Arthur Hospital of Hilma Johnson, wife of Henry Johnson, of Murillo, aged 53. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon from the home, Murillo,
to Stanley Cemetery.
Johnson, Helma Louise Wed 8 Nov 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Mrs. Helmi Louisa
Johnson, of Miller, six miles north of Murillo, will be held tomorrow leaving the Funeral Parlors 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur at 11 o'clock with service
at the residence, Miller, at one o'clock. Interment will be made in Stanley Hill Cemetery. Rev. J.C. Anderson of Murillo United Church will officiate. Mrs.
Johnson who had been in ill health for several months died yesterday in Port Arthur hospital, aged 53. She leaves her husband; four daughters, Helmi of Sioux
Lookout; Fannie and Elsa at home; and Mrs. Lulo Salo of Vancouver; two sons, William and Waino at home; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Busch of Hawks Lake, Ont., and
one in Finland; four brothers in Finland and four grandchildren.
21 Mar 1957 Weyburn Review, Weyburn, Sask
Johnson, Jane (Brewer)
15 Apr 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral of Mrs. Jane Johnson-Attended
by many old time friends of the family, impressive funeral services for the late Mrs. Jane Johnson, pioneer resident of Cloud Bay were held yesterday afternoon.
The late Mrs. Johnson died Thursday morning. The funeral was held at 4 o'clock from the family residence. Rev. T.S. Watson of St. Paul's United Church, Port Arthur
officiated. He spoke feelingly of the deceased and of her lengthy residence in the district. Words of comfort were spoken for the bereaved members of the family.
Many floral tributes were received. Burial was in the family plot, Cloud Bay cemetery. The pallbearers were J. Brewer, W. Brewer, S. Hurley, L. Hurley, James
McLean and S. E. Merritt.
Johnson, John Ellis
Mon 19 Nov 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
John Ellis Johnson, three-months-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson, Pearson Township, died Saturday at the family home after a short illness. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Johnson, Pearson and David Rae, Blake township; and also several Aunts and Uncles and cousins in the district. Service was conducted this
afternoon at the home with Rev. B.F. Rice, First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Pearson Cemetery. The Funeral Chapel, 200 South May Street,
Fort William, was in charge of arrangements.
Johnson, Joseph John
8 Jan 1959 Weyburn Review, Weyburn, Sask
Funeral service was conducted for Joseph
Johnson who passed away in Weyburn Dec 31 at the age of 77 years from Clelands Funeral Chapel, Monday. Archdeacon F. Badham, All Saints Anglican Church
officiated at the ceremony. Burial was made in Hillcrest Cemetery. Clelands Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Johnson, Leonard Lant
16 July 1980 Weyburn Review, Weyburn, Sask
Johnson, Margaret Elizabeth
27 July 1975 The Chronicle Journal
Johnson, Nelson James
13 July 1983 Weyburn Review, Weyburn, Sask
Wed 14 Nov 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Oscar Johnson, of Sunshine,
who died Friday as a result of injuries received in a fall from a ladder, was held at 3:15 yesterday from the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, with interment
in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J.F. Reycraft of Trinity United church conducted the service. Pallbearers were C. Spooner; A. Milton; D. Skinner; R. Mitchell;
R. Aitkens; and P. Erickson.
Mon 14 Apr 1947 Port Arthur News Chronicle
A farmer in Forbes Township, 53 tears,
Otto Johnson, 73, of Flett, Forbes Township, died in hospital here Saturday after a long illness. Born in Finland he had came to this area from there
in 1894. Surviving is a brother, Abel of Flett. The body is at the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street.
Johnson, Otto Elis
24 Mar 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal
25 Apr 1977 The Chronicle Journal
Mon 30 June 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred on Saturday following an extended illness of Richard Johnson, Oliver Township farmer. He was about 55 years old. The late Mr.
Johnson had been established in Oliver for the past 20 years and was well known throughout that farming locality. He was a single man and is
survived by one brother, George Johnson, also of Oliver. The funeral was conducted this afternoon from Jenkens' Funeral Parlors to Stanley Cemetery
where service were held by Rev. Mr. E. Graham of Murillo.
Mon 22 July 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Robert Johnson's body was
found in a pool in Strawberry Creek about 14 miles from Port Arthur on the Dawson Road, shortly after 6 o'clock Sunday evening. He had gone swimming
on the farm of David Heino, Con 2, Ware Township, and it is believed that he had been dead about an hour when the body was recovered by Eino Salmi.
Provincial police were notified by his grandfather, William Luoma, of Ware, and after permission had been granted by Coroner J.W. Cook, the body was
removed to the Funeral Home, 21 Court Street North, Port Arthur. The boy's father, Einar Johnson lives at Margo, Sask., but Robert had been residing
with his uncle Einar Luoma, in Ware, since the death of his mother, the former Impi Luoma, eight years ago. He attended Gorham and Ware School No. 2.
7 Mar 1990 The Review, Weyburn, Sask
Mon 2 Apr 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
William Johnson, of Silver
Mountain, about sixty years of age, died in St. Joseph's Hospital this morning from a heart affection with which he had been confined to that
institution for more than six weeks. No details of his family or history are available and funeral arrangements are not completed. The body was
taken to the Everest Thomson Mortuary.
Johnson, William Wed 11 Apr 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Johnston, Gloria Margaret
The funeral of the late
William Johnson, who died in Port Arthur last week was held from Nolalu Labor Hall on Friday afternoon, interment being made at the Nolalu Cemetery.
The pallbearers were E. Maki, I. Wirola, V. Maki, S. Sillanpaa, J. Leppamaki.
Mon 4 May 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred
in hospital this morning following a lengthy illness of Gloria Margaret, 5-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnston, 525 Empire Avenue.
She is survived by her parents. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the family residence to St. Patrick's Roman Catholic
Church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mon 30 June 1930 Port Arthur News Chronicle (same as above Richard Johnson)
Richard Johnston, 55, of Oliver, a resident of the district for the past twenty years, died Saturday morning. He is survived by one brother George,
living in Oliver. The funeral was held this afternoon from the Funeral Chapel, South Syndicate Avenue to Stanley Cemetery. Rev. M.E. Graham, Murillo,
conducting the services.
Mon 18 Jan 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Diptheria claimed a victim in
Port Arthur yesterday, Sybil Johnston, aged 9, succumbing to the disease in the isolation hospital. The girl was a daughter of Mrs. Annie Johnston,
117 Brent Street, Port Arthur. A private funeral was held this afternoon to Riverside cemetery. There is only one other case of diptheria in Port
Arthur at present, it was stated this afternoon by Dr. J.A. Crozier, medical health officer.
Joki, David Matthew
Fri 16 Nov 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death of David Matthew Joki, seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Joki, occurred suddenly Tuesday Morning after a short illness. He is survived
by his father and mother and two sisters, Helmi and Lillian. The funeral will be held Friday and interment will be in Free Methodist Cemetery.
Jones, Charles Tues 7 Aug 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Jones, Edith Ruby
Charles Jones, a resident of Stanley, was found dead early Sunday morning, lying some distance from the railway tracks where he had apparently been
hurled by a passing train. Jones, who was an employee of Louis York, Arthur Street Road, near Stanley, was missing from the farm Saturday night. Owing
to the fact that this was not an unusual occurrence with the deceased, residents of the farm were not unduly alarmed but instituted a cursory search,
which, however, was unsuccessful. Early Sunday morning, however, Jones had not put in an appearance and the search renewed. The searchers found him
lying about 60 feet from the railway track, dead, and with a badly bruised back. It was thought the dead man, who was subject to fits, and periods
of depression, had wandered onto the track, in between the hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning and had been struck by a passing train. The
deceased was 45 years of age, single and as far as is known had no relatives. At an inquest, which was held this morning, it was decide to adjourn
until Friday August 10, for the hearing of evidence.
18 Apr 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a lengthy illness, Mrs.
Edith Ruby Jones, 18, wife of Wilfred Jones of South Gillies township, died Saturday night in hospital. She was born in Rainy River, coming to Fort
William with her family eight years ago. Three years ago she moved to South Gillies with her family. During her residence in the city she attended
the public schools, was a member of the Westfort Girl Guides and attended First Church United, West Fort William. She was a member of the Junior
Farmer's Club of South Gillies. She was well known and respected highly. Besides her husband she is survived by an infant child. She is also survived
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Neill of South Gillies, six brothers, Thomas and John of South Gillies; Edward, Alvin, Harry, Percy of Barrows,
Manitoba and sister Gertrude, Mrs. N. Kays of Port Arthur. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Geo. E. Blake funeral
chapel. Rev. D. McIvor of First Church United West Fort William will officiate and burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Tues 11 Jan 1916 Fort William Daily Times Journal
George Jones of Murillo died in
St. Joseph's Hospital, Port Arthur, yesterday at the age of 59 years. He was a widower and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning from Morris' Undertaking
Parlors to the C.P.R. Station, where the body will be placed on the Canadian Pacific Train for Murillo, interment to take place there in the afternoon. Rev.
J. Fleming, the Anglican clergyman will conduct the services.
Jones, J. Robert
Fri 14 Sept 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late J. Robert Jones, who died yesterday will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon from the residence of his daughter Mrs. J.
Ferguson, 280 Pearl Street, Port Arthur to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. D.R. Patterson, Pastor of Trinity United Church, officiating.
Jones, Mabel (Turk)
Wed 11 Nov 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Suffering a heart attack Sunday, Mrs. Mabel D. Jones, 69, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.L. Kingswood of 149 Prospect Avenue,
Port Arthur, where she had lived the past several years. She was born at Apsley, Ont., and moved to Hymers in 1900 with her parents, the late pioneers
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Turk. An accomplished bowler, she was a member of the Fort William Lawn Bowling Club and had won several awards during the past year.
Surviving are a son Sydney, of Dryden; two daughters, Mrs. Kingswood and Mrs. George Sims of 124 South Alqonquin Street, and two brothers, Oren Turk,
of Hymers and Bruce, of Windemere Avenue. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild, as well as nephews and nieces in the district also survive. The
funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Sargent Funeral Home to Riverside Cemetery with Rev. A. Peden officiating.
Tues 30 June 1925 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday
at McKellar Hospital of Charles Jordan, 20, of Hymers. The deceased was stricken on Sunday with pneumonia and tubercular meningitis developed which
caused his death. He was well known in the district and greatly respected. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Presbyterian Church, Hymers.
Rev. Mr. Watts of Murillo will officiate. He leaves to mourn his loss his mother and father and three sisters; Mrs. S.G. Hill, Windsor, Ont.; Mrs.
W. Thatcher, Hymers; and Mrs. J. McCall, Hymers. The pallbearers at the funeral will be William Dean, George Sitch, Frank Casmey, Oliver Parker,
Calvin Parker and John Pike.
Jordan, Isabell (Laird)
Mon 11 Apr 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Jordan, wife of
William Jordan, Hymers, who died last Tuesday aged 61 years, has resided in Hymers for the past 27 years and held a strong place in the heart of
the community. She was president of the Women's Institute, had served faithfully for several years as school trustee, taught a Sunday School class
and was deputy mistress of the Ladies' Orange Lodge of Hymers. She possessed a wonderful voice that made her indispensable in the musical circles
of the community. In time of sickness or sorrow Mrs. Jordan was one of the first to lend a helping hand.She is survived by her husband and three daughters.
Mrs. Hill of Windsor; Mrs. M. Thatcher and Mrs. J. McCall of Hymers. A daughter Mabel, Mrs. Saunders, pre-deceased her mother several years ago. Their only
son Charlie passed away two years ago. Six grandchildren survived her. the funeral was held Friday afternoon from the Jordan home to the Church and thence
to Hymers Cemetery. The members of the Women's Institute marched behind the coffin in a body from the house to the church. Services were taken by Rev. K.P.
Smith. The theme of his address being "Heaven." Two of Mrs Jordan's favorite hymns were sung--"Jesus, My Savior, Pilot me" and "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus."
James Dean sang another favorite of Mrs. Jordan; "Sometime We'll Understand." At the close of the funeral service the Women's Institute each dropped their
colors onto the coffin as they passed out.
Jordan, William Henry
Tues 30 June 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. M. Thatcher has received
word of the death of her father, the late William Henry Jordan at his home in Ormand, Florida on Monday June 22 at the age of 89 years. Mr. Jordan was born a
t Hamburg, Michigan, March 6, 1864. One of the early pioneers of Hymers, Mr. Jordan located his homestead here in the fall of 1899 and moved his family
here in January 1900. Always interested in Church, Sunday School and the community, he was active in organizing the Local Orange Lodge, building the
hall, the present United Church, etc., and was the first secretary treasurer of the Whitefish Valley Agricultural Association. At one time he operated
the boarding house and later owned a general store. A daughter Mable, predeceased him in 1912, an only son, Charles, in 1924 and his wife in 1927. Mr.
Jordan later remarried and moved to the United states in May 1934. Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, two daughters, Ada, Mrs. M. Thatcher, Hymers;
Maud, Mrs. J. McCall, Fort William; a step daughter Maggie, Mrs. Cy Hill, Windsor, seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs.
Cy Hill, Mrs. Thatcher and Mrs. McCall visited Mr. Jordan last winter.
29 Nove 1992 The Chronicle Journal
Mon 27 Aug 1956 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Wed 27 Dec 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A farmer in Gorham township for 30 years, Eric Josephson died suddenly last evening at his home, aged 65. Mr. Josephson had resided in the district 35 years.
He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church and of the Canadian Order of Foresters. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Ewald in Gorham and Aarne and
Sigfred at home. Two grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon, leaving the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur, at
one o'clock for service at two o'clock at the home, Gorham Township. Rev. E.J. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in
Josephson, Eric Sat 30 Dec 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Josephson, Louise (Rothenberg)
The funeral of Eric Josephson was held yesterday afternoon leaving the Funeral Parlors, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur for the Gorham-Ware School
where service was conducted at two o'clock by Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Interment was made in Ware Cemetery. Pallbearers
were A. Carlson, A. Luoma, Oscar Erickson, P. Peterson, C. Carlson and V. Carlson.
Sun 14 Nov 1993 The Chronicle Journal
Mon 16 Feb 1948 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Anna Jutila, wife of
John Jutila, of Sellers, passed away in hospital here on Sunday afternoon, following a short illness. Born in Finland, she came to Canada 36 years
ago. Coming directly to Fort William she spent about a year here and then moved to Sellers with her husband where they took up farming and where
she had resided since. Mrs. Jutila was a devout member of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Nolalu, and took an active part in church work. Home, family
and church were the main interests in her life. Surviving are her husband, a son, Arvid, of Murillo, and a daughter, Terttu, mrs. Herbert Harju, Nolalu.
There are four grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters in Finland and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 12:45 p.m. Thursday
from the Blake Funeral Chapel to the Finnish Lutheran Church at Nolalu, where services will be conducted at 2 o'clock. Rev. O.E. Aho, of the Finnish
Lutheran church, Fort William, will officiate, and interment will be in the family plot, Sellers Cemetery.
Jutila, John Edward
Wed 27 July 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for
John Edward Jutila, 72, pioneer Nolalu farmer, who died Tuesday will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Nolalu Finnish Lutheran Church with Rev.
J.W. Sippola officiating. The body will be taken to the church from the George E. Blake Funeral Home at noon Friday. Burial will be in Sellers
Jutila, Mamie Edna Helen
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