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Paananen, Ero John Mon 7 Mar 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Ero John Paanenen of Sunshine died in Port Arthur Hospital last night, age 19. He had been confined to the hospital for three weeks. He is survived by one brother, Eino, Port Arthur; one sister Erna, Port Arthur; a step-sister Signe, Sunshine; his grandmother, Katie Palvitie of Kaministiquia; also four aunts and one uncle. His parents have predeceased him. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Paananen, Ero John Thurs 16 Mar 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Ero John Paananen who died last Sunday night will be held in Sunshine at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with Rev. J. Hirvi officiating. The body will be shipped from the Funeral Home, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur, tomorrow.

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Paavola, Matti Wed 30 June 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Matti Paavola of Mokomon, who died Friday was held yesterday from Sargent's Chapel at 1:15 to Conmee Hall where services were conducted at 2 p.m. by Rev. T. Pyykko of the Independent Finnish Lutheran Church. Interment was made in the Conmee Cemetery. The pallbearers were E. Teitto, J. Aho, K. Ojala, S. Kintala, O. Oikonen, E. Kivipelto.

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Paavola, Waino Sat 25 Oct 1952 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Waino Alexander Paavola, 49, West Pearson, who was burned to death in a brush-burning accident on his farm Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel, 200 South May Street, Fort William. Rev. Orville E. Aho, Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.

Paavola, Waino Alexander Sat 25 Oct 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Waino Alexander Paavola, 49, of West Pearson Township died late Thursday afternoon as a result of burns sustained while burning brush on his farm, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the George E. Blake Funeral Chapel. Rev. Orville E. Aho of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Fort William will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Paavola is the former Sylvia Taivainen.

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Pajunen, Anna Tues 4 Sept 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Anna Pajunen, prominent resident of the Nipigon District, died in Port Arthur Hospital last night. Born in Finland, Mrs. Pajunen had lived at Nipigon 19 years and in the district prior to that time. She is survived by two sons, Uno, 330 Grenville Street, Port Arthur; and Arvo, Toronto; one daughter, Mrs. Lila Rakette, Nipigon; a sister in Finland and two sisters in the district, Mrs. Emil Pontynen, Long Lac; and Mrs. Jack Nikkonen, Port Arthur, one grandson and one grandaughter. She was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. The body rests at Sargent's Chapel pending funeral arrangements.

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Pajunen, Helmi Maria Mon 27 Feb 2006 The Chronicle Journal

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Pakka, Aiti Sat 24 Aug 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The death occurred in McKellar Hospital, Fort William, Saturday, of Mrs. Aiti Pakka, wife of Urho Pakka, of Kivikoski. She was twenty-two years old. Her husband survives. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street for service at Kivikoski at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Kivikoski Cemetery.

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Pakka, John Henrik 29 Jan 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
John Henrik Pakka, 75, of Nolalu, died at the family home yesterday afternoon. He had been in poor health for several years and had been in hospital three weeks returning home Sunday afternoon. Born in Finland and educated there, he came to Canada, directly going to the Nolalu district in 1903. He was married to Miss Olga Soderbakka at Nolalu in 1906. They had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November. In 1908 he started a homestead and developed it into a farm which he had worked until his death. Mr. Pakka was well-known in the district. He is survived by his wife, at home, one son, Waino, at home and two daughters, Laino (Mrs. J. Maki) and Lempi (Mrs. C. Pelto) both of Nolalu. Two grandchildren also survive as do other relatives both in Canada and Finland. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Finnish Pentecostal Church, Nolalu. Rev. Toivo Pajala, of Finnish Pentecostal Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot, Nolalu Cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jenkens Funeral Home to the Finnish Pentecostal Church Thursday.

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Pakka, Matti Mon 10 July 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Matti Pakka, 76, of Lappe, who died Thursday, was held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, to Riverside Cemetery. Re. O.E. Aho, officiated and was assisted by Rev. J.W. Sippola, who offered a solo. Mrs. Vera Jacobson sang "Heavenly Jerusalem." Pallbearers were I. Hynna, J. Karjalainen, W. Maki, H. Repo, W. Maki, E. Konturri. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Everest's Chapel

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Pakka, Waino Tues 27 Nov 1984 Chronicle Journal

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Palo, Mrs, Miina Wed 9 May 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Miina Palo, 83, died suddenly yesterday morning at her home at Suomi, Ont., in the Whitefish Lake District. Born in Finland, Mrs. Palo had resided at Suomi 41 years and previously lived three years in Pennsylvania. Surviving are three sons, Frank and Charles, Tianga, Ont., and John, Suomi. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with a service at the Chapel, 21 North Court Street, and burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Palo, Mrs, Miina Sat 12 May 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Mrs. Miina Palo who died Tuesday was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon with a service at the Chapel, 21 Court Street North, and burial in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Fred douglas, Bay Street United Church, officiated. Pallbearers were Otto Heino, John Aro, Joseph Harju, Jacob Huhta, Nick Niemi and John Kuusisto. A son, Frank, Tianga, Ont., and a daughter, Cpl. Eleanor Palo, Rockcliffe, Ont. Attended.

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Palo, Thomas Mon 29 Mar 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred on March 24th at twelve o'clock of Thomas Palo in his sixty-second year. Mr. Palo has been ill for the past year and in the last month his condition has become more serious. However, the end was not expected so soon. His son John, of Port Arthur, visited him on Tuesday and another son Charlie of Tionoga, Ont., arrived today, just two hours after his father died. Mr. Palo leaves to mourn him, his widow, three sons, Frank, John and Charlie and four grandchildren, Viola, Irene, Elenora and Raino Palo. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon.

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Pandia, Alexander Sat 14 Jan 1911 Port Arthur Daily News
Alexander Pandia, an Austrian working in the woods at Camp No. 12 of the Pigeon River Company at Silver Mountain was instantly killed on Wednesday. While working on a skidway he slipped and a log rolled down and struck him on the head, fracturing his skull. he was about 40 years of age and leaves a wife and family in Europe.

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Pantti, Ida Fri 15 Oct 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in Port Arthur hospital last night of Mrs. Ida Pantti, 71, resident of the Suomi District for the past 37 years. She was born in Finland and was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. She is survived by three sons, Arvid and Emil Pantti and William Peterson, Suomi; a sister Emelia Niemi and other relatives survive in Finland. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from Sargent's Funeral Chapel at 2 o'clock to Riverside cemetery. Rev. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate.

Pantti, Ida Thurs 21 Oct 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Ida Pantti of Suomi, who died last Thursday, was held yesterday afternoon from Sargent's Funeral Chapel at 2 o'clock to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church officiated. There were two hymns in Finnish with Miss Aini Rantanen, A.T.C.M. at the organ. Pallbearers were Arvid Pantti, Emil Pantti, William Peterson, Arvi Koski, Emil Korabeck, and Henry Erickson.

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Parker, Alfred Thurs 25 Oct 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle

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Parker, Andrew Mon 7 Nov 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A veteran of the Great War and a member of the original 52nd Battalion that went overseas from the Lakehead in 1915, Andrew Parker of Hymers, died in hospital Saturday night after an illness of two days. Mr. Parker was a mining engineer and lived in this district about 20 years. During the war he was wounded at Hooge, Belgium. After his return from overseas he was a Deputy Chief Ranger with the Forestry Branch for a time. He leaves his wife, four sons; John L., of Port Arthur; Robert and Andrew of Hymers; and Thomas of Saginaw, Mich.; Two daughters, Ellen of Port Arthur and Grace of Hymers; two grandchildren, Conrad and Jacqueline Parker of Port Arthur; one brother Allan in Bay City, Mich.; and two sisters in Ayreshire, Scotland. The funeral will be under the auspices of the Port Arthur Branch of the Canadian Legion, will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Funeral Home, 21 Court Street North, Port Arthur with service at 3:45 o'clock in first Presbyterian Church. Interment will be made in the Soldiers plot, Riverside cemetery.

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Parker, Baby Thurs 25 June 1914 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Parker of Gillies Township, took place on Wednesday afternoon at the home of the parents. The remains were laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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Parker, Baby 18 Mar 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The still born baby of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Parker was buried in Hymers cemetery Saturday afternoon.

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Parker, Calvin 8 Jan 1972 The Chronicle Journal
Calvin Parker, 63, of Hallam Street, died Friday in hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Arba, Indiana in 1908 he came to Canada and Hymers, in 1910, moving to Port Arthur in 1947. He was an employee of Abitibi, Thunder Bay Mill for 20 years, retiring in 1967 due to ill health. He was a member of Local 134 Pulp and Sulphite Union and a former member of Moose Lodge No. 947. Surviving are his wife Ina; two sons, Carlo, Sault Ste. Marie, (here), Byron, Landsdowne House, Ont. (enroute); four granddaughters, Nancy, Susan, Eileen and Laura; one sister, Zepha, Mrs. Withenshaw, Dresden, Ont; one brother, Homer, Thunder Bay, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Eric Vuorinen officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Parker, Mrs Clifford 23 Feb 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The body of Mrs. Clifford Parker, who died from injuries received in a motor accident in Essex, Ont., arrived from Windsor early yesterday morning and was taken to Sargent and Son funeral parlors, whence it was shipped this morning by P.D. Train for Hymers where interment took place this afternoon.

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Parker, Clifton 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal
C.E. Parker Ex-Hymers Man Dies. A former resident of Hymers, Clifton E. Parker, 91, died Saturday at Wallaceburg, Ont., where he took residence in 1941 following retirement. He farmed in the Hymers area for 31 years. Mr. Parker moved to the area from Arba, Indiana, with his family in 1910. He was predeceased by his first wife , the former Olive Coates, in 1931. Surviving are his second wife Alma; four sons, John of Gering, Neb.; Oliver, New Westminster, B.C.; Homer, 570 Dewe Avenue, and Calvin, 308 Hallan Street, both Port Arthur, and daughter Zysha, (Mrs. Joe Witenshaw), of Dresden, Ont. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren and 63 great grandchildren as well as other relatives. In addition to his first wife, he was predeceased by a son Walter and three daughters, Mildred, (Mrs. Murdo McLeod); Neomi, (Mrs. Sam Liddicoat) and Hannah, (Mrs. Joe Parsons). The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Nichol Funeral Home, Wallaceburg.

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Parker, Earl 30 June 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Earl Parker, 35, of Hymers, died in Hospital on Tuesday following a short illness. He was born in Fort William, son of Mrs. Evelyn Parker and the late Harvey Parker. He was educated at Hymers school and worked on the family farm. He is survived by his mother at home, five brothers, Richard, Fort William; Ken, 1134 Neebing Ave; Ralph, 386 E. Francis St.; Lloyd and Harry at home; three sisters, Violet, (Mrs. T. Fulton) 455 N. Vickers St.; Rose, (Mrs. M. Sideen) Vickers Heights, Daisy (Mrs. R. Millard) Port Arthur. He was a member of Hymers United Church.

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Parker, Edward Mon 26 Nov 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Edward Parker, 88, of O'Connor Township, who died Wednesday, was held Saturday afternoon from the Chapel, 226 South Syndicate Avenue, Fort William to O'Connor Union Church at 2:30. The service was conducted by Rev. D.W. fraser, travelling missionary for the United Church in Canada. Three hymns were sung, All People That On earth Do Dwell, My Faith Looks Up To Thee and What A friend We Have In Jesus. Mrs. Lindsay Cardiff was organist. Burial was in O'Connor Cemetery. Pallbearers were John, Fred, Ted, Albert, Kenneth and Pte. William Broome.

Parker, Edward Mon 26 Nov 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Edward Parker, long time and pioneer resident of the district, who died Wednesday in his 89th year, was held Saturday afternoon from the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel to the O'Connor Union Church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. D.W. Fraser, missionary at large in this district for the United Church of Canada, conducted the service. Mrs. Lindsay Cardiff was at the organ. There were three hymns, "All People That On Earth Do Dwell", "My Faith Looks Up To Me" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus". Many friends from the district attended the service. Mr. Parker had resided in O'Connor township for the past few years. Burial was in O'Connor Cemetery. Pallbearers all were members of the Broome family. They were John, Fred, Ted, Albert, Kenneth and Pte. William who arrived home Saturday morning after three years' service overseas.

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Parker, Elizabeth Tues 22 Apr 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A well-known and highly respected resident of Hymers, Mrs. Elizabeth Parker, 79, wife of Albert Parker, of Hymers, died last night at the family residence. Death followed a brief illness. Born at Edinburgh, Scotland, she came to Canada 45 years ago and resided in the Rainy River District. Ten years ago she married Mr. Parker and went to live in Hymers. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge and the United Church in Hymers. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Mrs. Rex Brown of Port Arthur; Marie, Mrs. Geo. W. Hymers, of Hymers; Maud, Mrs. Bruce Turk, of Hymers; Sadie, Mrs. Ernest Sitch, Jr. of Grand Marais, and Olive, Mrs. Robert McLaren of Hymers. Several grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Everest's Funeral Home to the family residence at 2 o'clock for private service. From there the cortege will proceed to Hymers United Church for public service at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H. Hawkins will officiate and burial will be in Hymers Cemetery.

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Parker, Elmer 24 May 1980 The Chronicle Journal
Mr. Elmer Parker, aged 63 years, resident of Gillies Township, died in hospital Friday noon May 23, 1980 following a seizure. Born and educated at Hymers, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker, he was married to the former Tine Kamstra in 1942. They farmed in the Gillies Township until recently when Mr. Parker became ill. An adherent of the Pinegrove United Church, he is survived by his wife Tine, at home; five daughters, Nancy, Mrs. Aldia Steinbachs, Vineland, Ontario (here); Marilyn, Mrs. Wilbur Burke, Ryerson Crescent; Kathleen, Mrs Gilbert Erickson, Nolalu; Thelma, Mrs. Kevin Molkoski, RR 1 Kakabeka; and Beverly, Toronto (here); seven grandchildren, brother Ansel, and sister, Mrs. Olive McLaren, both of Hymers; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Also predeceased by brothers Harvey, Bill and sisters Ruth Brown, Marie Hymers , Maude Turk and Sadie Sitch. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral home. Rev. Darryl Chellew of Pinegrove United Church will officiate and interment in Hymers Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials to the Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated.

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Parker, Evelyn 9 Apr 1976 The Chronicle Journal

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Parker, Fannie 7 July 1969 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for Mrs. Ansel W. (Fannie) Parker, 60, resident of Gillies township who died in hospital Thursday were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in O'Connor Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. John W. Joice officiating. Mrs. C.E. Grandfield was organist. Among the many in attendance were representatives of Fort William Police Department. Interment was in the family plot, Hymers Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Byers, Reginald Rosengren, Ken Parker, Elmer Parker, Mel Kempe, Delmar Turk. From out of town to attend the services were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Liddicoat, Drumheller, Alta.

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Parker, Grant 13 May 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Grant Allan Parker, two-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Parker, of Hymers, died Sunday at his home. Surviving besides his parents are a brother Gregory, 2; grandparents William Parker of Hymers and Mrs. Laina Niemi of Nolalu, besides uncles, aunts and cousins. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Hymers United Church with Miss Deering, United Church Missionary, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot, Hymers Cemetery.

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Parker, Harvey Galvin Tues 24 Nov 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Stricken suddenly Monday morning with a heart attack at his Hymers home, Harvey Galvin Parker, 53, was removed to Fort William Hospital but was found to be dead on arrival. He was a life-long resident of the Hymers area, arriving as an infant with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker, from Indiana, U.S.A., where he was born. Connected with bush operations for some years, he had worked with the Department of Highways since 1950. He is survived by his wife, six sons and three daughters. They are; Earl, Richard, Kenneth, Ralph, Lloyd, Harvey, Violet, Rose and Daisy, all at home. Also surviving are three brothers, Ansel, William, Elmer, all of Hymers; five sisters, Mrs. Reginald Brown, of Port Arthur; Mrs. Wesley Hymers, Mrs. Robert Mclaren, both of Hymers; Mrs. Bruce Turk of Fort William; Mrs. Ernest Sitch, of Kakabeka Falls; nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Hymers United Church with Rev. R.J. Parsons, of Murillo, officiating. Burial will be made in Hymers Cemetery. The body will be removed early Thursday afternoon from the George E. Blake Chapel to the Church.

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Parker, Herman Wed 25 Nov 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Herman Parker, seven weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Parker, was held from the United Church on Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Robt. Dewar. Interment was made in the Riverview Cemetery. The little child had been very ill about a week before his death, but was apparently quite well again, and his sudden death on Friday was a shock to the parents who have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

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Parker, James Mon 24 Apr 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Failing to recover from an accident on April 12, when he was thrown from a load of hay on the Dawson Road, James Parker of McIntyre township, died in Port Arthur Hospital on Saturday, aged 48. Born in Teeswater, Ont., Mr. Parker came to Port Arthur about two years ago. During the Great War, Mr. Parker enlisted with the Canadian Forces at Hamilton and he was a member of the Canadian Legion at Hearst. He leaves one sister, Mrs. W.A. Newman, Tupper Street, Port Arthur. The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the funeral chapel, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur. Rev. J.A.McMahon of First Presbyterian Church, Port Arthur will officiate and interment will be in the soldiers plot, Riverside cemetery. The funeral will be under the auspices of Port Arthur branch, Canadian Legion.

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Parker, Oliver 23 Jan 1967 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Oliver Parker, 62 years, of Langley, B.C. died in Langley Hospital Jan. 19 after a short illness. Long time resident of Hymers, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Parker. Born in Arba, Indiana, he came to Hymers with his parents in 1910 and moved to B.C. in 1952. Predeceased by his parents: three sisters: brother: two sons, Gerald and Cecil. Survived by two sons, James of Los Angles, Cal: George of Langley, B.C.: four daughters, June, Mrs. David Hubert, Langley, B.C: Joyce, Mrs. George Crickett, Nelson, B.C.: Janet, Mrs. Bob McKitchen, Los Angeles, Cal.: Barbara, Mrs. Stuart McKelvie, N. Surrey, B.C.: one sister, Zepha, Mrs. Joe Witenshaw, Dresden, Ont.: three brothers, John Gering, Nebraska: Homer, 570 Dewe Ave., Port Arthur: Calvin, 308 Hallam St., Port Arthur: Several nieces and nephews and other relatives survive. Burial Monday at 2 p.m. in Langley, B.C.

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Parker, Ruby Victoria Mon 2 Feb 1920 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Ruby Victoria, aged eighteen years and six months, wife of W.F. Parker of Hymers, died yesterday in St. Joseph's Hospital. Her husband and infant child survive. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Kissick, 169 Shuniah Street, Port Arthur. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Morris Undertaking Parlors to Knox Church thence to Riverside cemetery.

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Parker, Ryan Thomas Tues 18 July 2006 The Chronicle Journal

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Parker, Sarah Wed 13 Oct 1937 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Attended by many friends of the family from the city and district, the funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah Parker, of Hymers, who died Friday night was held yesterday afternoon. The funeral was held from the Blake Funeral Chapel at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J.A. McMahon of First Presbyterian Church, Port Arthur, officiated. He spoke words of comfort to the bereaved members of the family and alluded to the Christian life of the deceased. One hymn "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" was sung. Mrs. D. McMichael presided at the organ. Many floral tributes were received. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. The pallbearers were Mark Withenshaw, Albert Withenshaw, Craig Greer and George Fox. Mrs. M.J. Ryan of Uchi Mines, Red Lake, a daughter, was in the city to attend the funeral.

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Parker, William Walter 14 Feb 1972 The Chronicle Journal

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Parker, William, Mrs. Thurs 20 Aug 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Sympathy is extended to Wm. Parker and family in their sad bereavement Mrs. Wm. Parker was well known throughout this neighbourhood and her friends were shocked by her sudden death.

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Parvianem, Henry Thurs 20 Sept 1906 Fort William Daily Times Journal
As a result of a dynamite cap having been inadvertently duscharged yesterday on the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific near Finmark, three men are dead and eight more or less seriously injured. The accident was one of the worst of its kind that has taken place in this district for the past year. The following are dead: Peter Ventilaimen, aged 23 years, Henry Parvianen, aged 22 years, Nestor Rajala, aged 48 years. Ventilaimen and Parvianen were instanly killed and Rajala succumbed some two or three hours later. The other eight men injured were taken to the private hospital at Foley Bros. at Kaministikwia. It is thought that all of the latter will recover. At the time of the accident, the victims of the explosion were engaged in removing debris from the Finmark cut, where considerable blasting had been done on the previous day. By some unfortunate circumstance one of the men stopped on or struck and exploded one of the caps, which had not been discharged with several other shots as thought. In an instant hundreds of pounds of earth, huge pieces of rock and men were hurled in every direction. The only three persons killed is little short of a miracle. The men killed were brought back last night to Fort William and taken to Piper's Undertaking Parlors, from whence the funerals were held this afternoon. There was no inquest. Dr. Ewing, chief surgeon for Foley Bros. who was seen today, stated that the eight men now in the hospital at Kaministikwia were not seriously injured, and that all of them would likely be back at work in the course of the next two or three weeks.

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Pary, Aina Thurs 21 Aug 1969 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Nestor (Aina) Pary, 78 years, of Conmee Township died in hospital Wednesday August 20, 1969. Member of the Lutheran faith, she is survived by one son Oiva, two daughters, Vieno, Mrs. George Tienhaara and Elsie, Mrs. Albert Korpi, all of Conmee; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; niece Mrs. Harold Olson, Dawson Road, Port Arthur. Also other nieces and nephews. Services Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. W.L. Maunula of the Lutheran Chaplaincy officiating. Interment in Conmee Cemetery.

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Pary, Nestor Fri 6 Apr 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday in hospital after a lengthy illness of Nestor Pary, 60, farmer of Mokomon. Born in Finland he came to Fort William in 1918 and went to Mokomon to farm. He had resided there since. He was well known to district residents. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. He is survived by his widow, one son, Oiva of Mokomon and two daughters, Vieno, Mrs. George Tienhaara, and Elsie, Mrs. Albert Korpi, both of Mokomon. There are two grandchildren. Mrs. J. Rautio of Mokomon is a sister. A son, Sulo died 24 years ago. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel to Conmee for services at 1 o'clock. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur will officiate and burial will be in Conmee Cemetery.

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Pasanen, Hilma Alina Wed 22 Mar 1973 The Chronicle Journal

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Pasanen, Waino Sat 11 Sept 1954 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Waino Pasanen, 59, of Stepstone, Ont., died suddenly at the family home Friday evening. He had been in poor health for some time. Born in Finland, he came to Fort William 26 years ago. He lived there for one year and then moved to Stepstone where he has lived and farmed since. A member of the Lutheran Church, he is survived by his wife, Lyypi, one brother Emil of Stepstone, uncles, aunts and numerous other relatives in the U.S. and Finland. Body rests at the Funeral Chapel at 299 Arthur Street pending funeral arrangements.

Pasanen, Waino Mon 13 Sept 1954 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Waino Pasanen, 59, of Stepstone, Ont. who died Friday will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Chapel 299 Arthur Street. Interment will be in Tarmola Cemetery. Rev. J.W. Sippola of the Finnish National Lutheran Church will officiate.

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Pascoe, Arthur Walter Sat 31 Jan 1948 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A lakehead resident for 42 years, Arthur Walter Pascoe, 520 Van Norman Street, Port Arthur, died in hospital early this morning at the age of 74. Born at Brighton, Sussex, England, Mr. Pascoe came to Fort William 42 years ago and three years later moved to Port Arthur where he has resided ever since. Surviving are three sons; Walter of the Port Arthur Fire Department; Keith of Ailsa Craig, Ont.; Kendall of 220 Leith St., Fort William. The funeral will be held Monday from Sargent's Chapel at 2 p.m. to Riverside Cemetery.

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Pascoe, Mrs. Arthur (Eldora Jenny) Sat 14 Dec 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred at 10:30 o'clock last night at the family home, 520 Van Norman street, Port Arthur of Eldora Jenny Pascoe, wife of Arthur W. Pascoe, aged 53. Born in Roxana, Michigan, Mrs. Pascoe came to this district 38 years ago, residing for seven years in Fort William and 31 years in Port Arthur. Besides her husband she leaves four sons, Glen, Walter and Kendall in Port Arthur and Keith of Toronto who will arrive tomorrow night to attend the funeral; her mother, Mrs. Sarah Earl of Hymers; three brothers, Oscar Earl of Hymers; Howard of Amity, Oregon; and Hamline of Brantford, Ont.; and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Visseau, Port Arthur: Mrs. W.H. Scarrow of Nolalu; and Mrs. T. Nahalem of Oregon. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon. Details will be announced later.

Pascoe, Mrs. Arthur (Eldora Jenny) 18 Dec 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Arthur W. Pascoe was held yesterday afternoon from the home, 520 Van Norman Street, Port Arthur to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J.A. Robb of the Free Methodist Church of O'Connor and Rev. H. Heathfield of Toronto were associated in conducting the service. Mrs. Bert Tom sang the solo "There's No Night There." Pallbearers were; J. Johnson, G. Bingham, R. Brown, E. McDonald, C. Earl and D. Whittaker.

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Paulson, Anna Tues 3 Apr 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last evening at McKellar Hospital of Mrs. Anna Fousta Evangeline Paulson, wife of Olaf A. Paulson, of Ellis, Ontario. She was 33 years old. Besides her bereaved husband two sons survive, Olaf Jr., eight years old and Herbert Allan, three weeks old. The parents of the deceased and one sister reside at Ellis, and another sister lives at Buffalo. Funeral services will be conducted at the Funeral Parlors of Chas. G. Jenkens on Thursday evening by Rev. Peterson. On Friday morning at 8 o'clock the remains will be sent by C.N.R. to Ellis for Interment.

Paulson, Anna Sat 7 Apr 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs. Anna Paulson was held at the Jenkens Funeral Parlors, Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, an extremely large crowd turning out to pay their last respects to the deceased. Mrs. Paulson is the wife of Olaf A. Paulson, of Ellis, Ont. Rev. C. Peterson of the Swedish Lutheran Church rendered the sermon in both English and Swedish. After the service the body was shipped to Ellis, where interment will take place.

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Paulson, Herbert Thurs 12 Apr 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Herbert Paulson, four-weeks old son of O.A. Paulson, Ellis, Ont was held yesterday afternoon at Jenkens Funeral Parlors. Rev. C.P. Peterson officiated. The body will be shipped to Ellis for interment Friday morning.

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Paulson, John Mon 3 Jan 1938 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of John Paulson, who died Tuesday at Camp 35 near Shabaqua, was held at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Funeral Chapel, 200 South May Street, Fort William. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church conducting the service. Interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery, Port Arthur.

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Paulson, Olaf Sat 2 June 1917 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Word has been received in the city that Olaf Paulson died last night at Finmark, aged fifty-eight years. He is survived by a married daughter living in Fort William.

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Paulson, Olof A. Wed 28 Sept 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Olof A. Paulson, 40, of Ellis, Ontario, who died yesterday, will be held Friday afternoon at Ellis from the residence of his sister, Mrs. A. A. Nordquist, at 2 o'clock. The body will be shipped from the Jenkens Funeral Parlors to Ellis Friday morning. The late Mr. Paulson had been a resident of the district for the last 20 years and was well known to many. He is survived by one son Holger, 11. Rev. C.P. Peterson of the Swedish Lutheran Church will officiate and interment will be made in Ellis cemetery.

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Paulson, Paul Sat 13 Nov 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Six hardy residents of Pearson Township today are carrying back to civilization the body of their former neighbor Paul Paulson, 46 years old, who dropped dead Thursday afternoon while trudging along a trail in the trapping area. The spot where Paulson fell is in a forest region impenetrable for any vehicle or team and the men will have to carry the body out a distance of 16 miles as best they can. It will be a strenuous task as well as a sad one for Mr. Paulson was esteemed as a good neighbor and his loss is felt keenly. Paulson had gone into the woods with a young man, Reino Stemback, and they were about to engage in a season's trapping. Thursday afternoon they were walking along a trail, Paulson in the rear. Hearing a gasp behind him Stemback turned around and saw Paulson lying on the ground. When he reached the man's side life was extinct. The youth hastened 16 miles through the forest to give alarm and today a party has gone on foot to carry the body back to Pearson Township. Magistrate Palling and Provincial Police officials will go out to Pearson as soon as they receive word that the body has arrived. It is not believed that there will be any necessity for an inquest.

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Peck, Anna Tues 28 May 1985 The Chronicle Journal

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Peck, Leonard Mon 28 July 1975 The Chronicle Journal
Mr. Leonard C. Peck, age 80 years, resident of Empire Ave., died in hospital early Monday, July 28, 1975, following a lengthy illness. Born in South Dakota, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Peck, he came here with his parents in 1901. They settled in the Slate River Valley. He received his education here and was married here to Miss Annie Kirk in 1917. He had been employed with the C.P.R. retiring in 1961 after 20 years of service. Member of the Seven Day Adventist Church. Surviving are his wife Anne at home, one daughter Jerianne, Mrs. James Love, of Prior Lake, Minnesota. (here), grandson Lynn and granddaughters, Dawn and Traci, two brothers Carl Peck of Penticton, BC., and Harry Peck, of Kirkland Lake, USA, nephews, nieces and other relatives also survive. Services Wednesday at 1:30 pm in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Pastor S. Isaac of the Seven Day Adventist Church will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Pelto, Anna Maria Wed 22 Nov 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services were held at Nolalu yesterday for Mrs. Anna Maria Pelto, 75, widow of the late Henry Pelto, pioneer Nolalu resident. Mrs. Pelto died Friday. The service was held from the Jenkens Funeral Chapel to Nolalu's Finnish Lutheran Church where Rev. J.W. Sippola of Port Arthur, officiated at 2 p.m.. Burial was in the family plot, Nolalu Cemetery. Two Finnish hymns were rendered with Miss A. Rantanen at the organ. The church service was largely attended and many floral tributes were received. Pallbearers were John Knuttila, John Annala, Andrew Mackie, John Halanen, Antti Jaakkola and Julius Kaukanen. Mr. and Mrs. E. Harri, daughter and son-in-law with their sons attended from Beardmore.

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Pelto, Henry Sat 4 May 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
One of the first settlers in the Nolalu area, Henry Pelto, 74, died late last night at the family residence there. A native of Finland, he came to Canada 64 years ago, and 50 years ago went to Nolalu. He and his wife resided in a tent during the time they were building their home on their new farm land. Gradually they cut their homestead from the forest area, developed a successful farm and reared their family. Mr. Pelto had been in ailing health for two years, but had been up and around until four days ago. He is survived by his widow, one son and four daughters. The son is Walter, of Nolalu, and the daughters are Tyyne, Mrs. Ed Harri, Lybster; Martha, Mrs. William Harri, Nolalu; Sonia, Mrs. William Knuuittila, Pearson; and Lempi, Mrs. Arvo Niemi, Nolalu. There are eleven grandchildren. Three sons and two daughters predeceased him. Mr. Pelto was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Jenkens and Son Chapel to the Finnish Lutheran Church at Nolalu at two o'clock. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen, of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, will officiate and burial will be in the family plot at Nolalu Cemetery.

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Pelto, Jacob Tues 17 Mar 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Stricken with a heart attack while cranking his car at the farm home in Nolalu yesterday afternoon, Jacob Pelto, a resident of Nolalu for the last 40 years, died as he was being admitted to hospital. News of Mr. Pelto's sudden death comes as a shock to his many friends in the district. Mr. Pelto was one of the pioneers of Nolalu and was widely known and highly respected. Born in Finland, he came to Fort William 43 years ago. Three years after his arrival here he moved to Nolalu where he took up farming. Until his retirement two years ago, he had built up one of the best farms in that district. Since his retirement he has lived alone on a small piece of land in Nolalu. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. He is survived by four sons and eight daughters. They are, Einar, Toivo, Charlie and Urho, all of Nipigon; Mrs. E. Valimaa, Mrs. O. Jacobson, and Mrs. E. Maki, all of Nolalu; Mrs. J. Iilka, 239 Ogden Street; Mrs. E. Kotanaen, 15 Johnston Avenue, Port Arthur; Mrs. A. Mendalin, Intola; Mrs. E. Oja, Nipigon and Mrs. E. Johnson of Port Arthur. There are 23 grandchildren. A brother resides in Finland and several nieces and nephews live in the district. Mrs. Pelto died 20 years ago. The body is resting at the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.

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Pelto, Johanna 3 May 1922 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred at Nolalu on Tuesday night March 28, of Mrs. John Pelto, who died during confinement, it being impossible to secure services of a doctor in time to save her life. She leaves her husband, a young baby and 12 other children.

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Pelto, Signe (Mrs. Nick) Wed 26 Aug 1925 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The body of Mrs. Nick Pelto, of Nolalu who died yesterday morning in St. Joseph's Hospital is lying at Thomson and Sargent's mortuary awaiting funeral arrangements. The husband of the deceased arrived in Port Arthur yesterday afternoon but final arrangements are not yet made.

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Pelto, 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.(The name given on the obituary is Belto but should read Pelto)

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Peltola, Florine Fri 31 July 1953 Fort William Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Florine Peltola, 19, of Lappe, killed by a lightning bolt Tuesday afternoon will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Everest Chapel to the family plot, Leeper Cemetery. Rev. J.W. Sippola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate.

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Pennanen, Ann Mon 26 Nov 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Annie Pennanen, 64, wife of Gust Pennanen of North McIntyre, died at the family home Saturday following a long illness. Born in Finland, she came to this city 32 years ago, marrying shortly afterward. For twenty years she was a resident of Intola and for the past 12 had lived in North McIntyre. She was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Surviving besides her husband are on son, Kaulo, North McIntyre; one daughter, Miriam, Mrs. Carl Haight, at home; one grandson and a sister in Finland. The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen will officiate.

Pennanen, Ann Mon 26 Nov 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday morning at the family residence in McIntyre township, of Mrs. Ann Pennanen 64, wife of Gust Pennanen, proprietor of the Dawson Road Service Station. Born in Finland, Mrs. Pennanen came to Port Arthur 32 years ago and after residing at Intola for 20 years moved to McIntyre where she had lived since. Mr. and Mrs. Pennanen were married shortly after she came to this country. Surviving are the husband, one son Kauko; a daughter Mariam, Mrs. Carl Height and grandson Gary Pennanen at the family home, one sister in Finland. Mrs. Pennanen had been ill for the past year. She was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur. The funeral will be held Wednesday from Everest's Chapel at 2 p.m. to Riverside Cemetery with Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church officiating.

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Pennanen, Aini Maria Thurs 3 July 1919 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Aini Maria Peinnanen, aged fifteen years, died suddenly last night at her parents home at Intola, thirteen miles from Port Arthur, the cause of death being unknown. Undertaker Sid Richardson left for Intola at twelve-fifteen midnight and brought the body to Port Arthur. This morning, the coroner,. W. Brown, empaneled a jury, and they viewed the remains, adjourning for the inquest till later. Deceased was one of a large family living at Intola. She was born in Sweden, but her parents are Finlanders. A post-mortem examination will likely be conducted to inquire into the cause of death. The members of the jury are A.R. Elliot, Alex Elliot, John Stewart, Frank Witherspoon, W.B. Leece, E. Mahon, George Leslie and John Hadden.

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Pennanen, Peter Tues 26 May 1942 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Peter John Pennanen, 68, resident (this part is obscured by the crease) died in hospital here Sunday morning after a six months illness. His home was at Intola, where he had been postmaster for 29 years. Born in Finland, Mr. Pennanen came to Canada 38 years ago and settled immediately in this district. He farmed for a time and also carried out small construction contracts. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Surviving are four daughters, three grandchildren and one brother, Gust of North McIntyre Township. Daughters are Martha, at home; Gertrude, Mrs. I. Hankkio, Intola; Lempi, Mrs. John Huikara, Port Arthur; and Toini, Mrs. A. Erickson. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with a service at the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, and burial will be in Intola Cemetery. Rev. J.E. Nopola, Finnish Lutheran Church, will officiate.

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Pennanen, Rosa Wed 30 July 1930 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Rosa Pennamen, 49, died today in hospital. She is survived by her husband Peter Pennamen, Intola and four daughters. Mrs. John Huikari, Port Arthur; and Martha, Gertrude and Toini, living at home. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur to Intola Cemetery. Mr. Hautamki conducting the services.

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Perala, Elma Elizabeth Tues 28 May 1940 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The death occurred in hospital yesterday afternoon of Miss Elma Elizabeth Perala, 31, of Shabaqua. She was ill only a short time. Born in Finland, Miss Perala came to Canada with her parents when 3 months old. She had lived in Shabaqua since that time. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joonas Perala, Shabaqua, three brothers, Alexander, James and George, Shabaqua; and two sisters, Tyyne, Mrs Frank Kasper, Shabaqua; and Helmi, Mrs. Charles Neson, Los Angeles, Calif. The funeral will be held at one o' clock Thursday afternoon from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate and interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery.

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Perala, Jonas Wed 26 Dec 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Jonas Perala, Shabaqua, who died Sunday, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate.

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Perala, Hedvig Fri 1 Mar 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for Mrs. Hedvig Perala, 66, resident of Shabaqua, who died Tuesday were held at 3:15 yesterday afternoon in the Everest Funeral Chapel, Port Arthur. Services were conducted by Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church, and two Finnish hymns were sung with Miss Aina Rantanen, organist. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. Koski, A. Saari, E. Nurmola, K. Pentella, O. Palma and H. Tytonen.

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Peremees, Enn Wed 11 June 1980 The Chronicle Journal

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Perkins, Alfred John Tues 8 Apr 1947 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Alfred John Perkins, 63, of South Stanley, who died Sunday at Fort William, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Chapel, 226 South Syndicate Avenue to the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery. Rev. Dan McIvor, M.P. will officate.

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Perkio, Antti Sat 11 Sept 1937 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Becoming ill suddenly while preparing for a bath in the bath-house, late yesterday afternoon, Antti Perkio, 64, Lot 10, Concession 4, Lybster Township, died before medical help could be summoned. His son-in-law, A. Maijala, was with him when he died. Provincial Constable Kenneth Patterson and Dr. J.W. Cook, coroner, were summoned to the farm which is situated at Hillside, near Nolalu. According to relatives of the late Antti Perkio he had been troubled with his heart. Yesterday afternoon he went to the bath-house to prepare for a bath. He chopped some wood and got a fire going and then started to undress. When he had undressed he suddenly became ill and called for his son-in-law and asked him to help him dress. He had succeeded in partly dressing when he fell to the floor of the bath-house and died. Mr. Perkio is survived by one son, George, of Kelly, Ont., two daughters, Mrs. Maijala and Gertrude, 14, both residing on the Perkio farm. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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Perkio, Hilma Sat 9 July 1927 Port Arthur News Chroncile
The death occurred yesterday morning of Mrs. Hilma Perkio in hospital. Mrs. Perkio had been in the hospital the past four months and came to the city from Nolalu. She was forty-five years of age and is survived by her husband and three children. The funeral is to be held Sunday morning leaving the Everest -Thomson Mortuary at 8 o'clock for Nolalu, where service will be held at 10 o'clock

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Perna, Gust Thurs 2 Apr 1960 Port Arthur News Chronicle

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Perrier, Xavier Fri 23 Nov 1934 Port Arthur News Chronicle
One of the pioneers of the French settlement at Baird, Xavier Perrier, 68, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. Rossignol, eight miles out Oliver Road shortly after 7 o'clock last night. He had been in good health, having worked all yesterday. After supper, Mr. Perrier left his home and walked the short distance intervening between his own home and his daughter's where he was seized by illness, and died in twenty minutes. Mr. Perrier came to the district thirty-six years ago from Machram, Quebec and has lived here since, taking up farming successfully in the vicinity of Baird. For many years he was a trustee of the Separate School of Baird. Survivors are his wife, four daughters, Albertina, Mrs. A. Rossignol of McIntyre Township; Exilea, Mrs. Charles Renaud, McIntyre; Angelina, Mrs. H. Bisson, McIntyre; Lydia, Mrs. Charette, Fort William; four sons, Mercier, of Alberta; Eugene, residing in the vicinity of Shabaqua; Dona, at Kakabeka; and Albert, in Saskatchewan, twenty-nine grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph and Remi and a sister, Mrs. Charles Methot. Another sister, Mrs. Alphire Allen died two weeks ago. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the family home to the Roman Catholic Church at Baird and burial will be made in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Port Arthur.

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Perry, Alvin Tues 23 Jan 1912 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Accidentally shot thought the stomach by his own rifle. That was the astounding discovery made yesterday afternoon by Freeman Perry, the father of his son, Alvin Perry, in Slate River Valley. The young man was working in the woods and as usual took his gun with him as his mother had particularly requested that he bring in a rabbit. As night approached the father became anxious and several times remarked that he had better go out and see if anything had happened to "Allie" But the mother told him not to worry as "Allie" always stayed until the last minute. But finally the father went and on the trail about half mile from home he found the body of the boy. Life was gone but the accident had happened a short time previous. The supposition is that, the day's work done, the boy had started homeward but dropping his axe or from some cause had stooped and in doing so the trigger had caught the brush discharging the gun, the bullet entering the stomach. The deceased young man would have been 21 years old next Sunday, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Perry, well-known in the city and highly respected citizens of the valley. About five years ago they lost a son Morris, the eldest on bridge construction on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. He fell from the structural work and was drowned. Carl, the oldest son living is a draughtsman in the office of Engineer Considine of the Grand Trunk Pacific, and two younger sons are with survey parties on the Canadian Northern. Margaret, the daughter is attending the collegiate institute here.

Perry, Alvin Thurs 25 Jan 1912 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Yesterday the remains of Alvin Perry, of Slate River, who was accidentally killed by a gunshot, were laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. C. E. Scott. A great many of the friends of the deceased and the family were present at the obsequies to pay their last respects to one of the most popular young men of the district. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The pallbearers were young men who were members of the Slate River Farmers Club, and one of the wreaths was a joint offering of the Women's Institute and the Farmers Club.

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Perry, Antoinette (Robbins) Mon 18 July 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Well known pioneer resident of city and district, Mrs. Freeman Perry died Saturday afternoon at the family home at Hurkett, following a lengthy illness. She was 77 years of age. In the passing of Mrs. Perry, an active career has ended. Always a leader in rural communities, she will be remembered by Slate River folk and residents of Hurkett for her keen interest in the life of those communities and her contribution to the welfare and happiness of those about her. Mrs. Perry came to Fort William in 1888 when the city was beginning to stir itself and commence the period of growth which has brought it to its present status. After six years in the city, Mrs. Perry, with her husband, went to Slate River where Mr. Perry was school teacher. For 23 years their home was in Slate River. Then for two years they lived in Port Arthur, but again left the city and moved to Hurkett where their home has been for the last 19 years. Born in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia in 1861, her father being one of the first settlers into the province of Nova Scotia. She was born Miss Antoinette Robbins. She was married October 10, 1883 and five years ago celebrated with her husband their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Perry was organizer of the Slate River Women's Institute and organized a branch of the same at Hurkett. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Dorion and always took an active part in church work wherever she lived. She is survived by her husband and two daughters and five sons. The daughters are Mrs. J. Miller, Slate River; Mrs. Robert Aylward of Hurkett. The sons are P.C. Perry of Regina; W.R. Perry of Winnipeg; Douglas of New Toronto; Ernest of Langley Prairie, B.C.; and Louis A. of Seattle. Three sons and three daughters predeceased her. There are 25 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two brothers also survive. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Jenkens and Son Chapel. Charles McGregor of the Dorion Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Perry, Bertrand Earl 14 Nove 1997 The Chronicle Journal

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Perry, Joseph Fri 5 Mar 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Joseph Perry, a pioneer resident of Fort William, died in Fort William Hospital last night after a short illness. He was in is ninety-first year. Latterly a resident of the Fort William Manor, he had lived in Fort William for 63 years and was well known here. Mr. Perry was a retired stationary engineer of the Customs Building, North May St. Born in England on July 18, 1863, he married Mary Ann Wilcox in Winnipeg on Oct 16, 1888. Before coming to Fort William, they lived in Winnipeg and Kenora. Surviving are one son Jack of North Franklin Street, and two daughters, Nellie, Mrs. A.M. Walker of Calgary, who arrived in the city at noon today, and Lucy, Mrs. P.J. Lake of Toronto who will arrive in Fort William tonight. His wife predeceased him here Oct. 7, 1951. He was also predeceased here by two sons, Joseph and Stephen, and two daughters, Rachel, Mrs. William Bourdot and Margaret, Mrs. Hugh Bell. Also surviving are grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Jenkens Funeral Home with Rev. K.G. MacMillan of Wesley United Church officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Mountain View cemetery.

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Perry, Mary Ann Thurs 11 Oct 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Last rites held at 3:15 p.m. yesterday for Mrs. Mary Ann Perry, 89, 1-300 North May Street, from Jenkens and Son Chapel to th family plot, Mountain View Cemetery were largely attended. She died Sunday. Rev. K.G. MacMillan of Wesley United Church, who officiated, offered words of comfort to the family. The hymn sung was "Unto the Hills' with the Chapel organist at the console. Pallbearers were David and Archie Walker, Robert Ross, Fred Walsh, Frank Williams, H.H. Matthews. Those attending from out of the city were a daughter, Lucy, Mrs. P.J. Lake of Toronto and a daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Walker of Flin Flon, Man.

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Peschalk, Margaret Thurs 15 Sept 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Word was received in Hymers on Tuesday of the sudden death of Margaret, wife of Mike Peschalk, of Windsor, and eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lysack, of Hymers. Death followed an operation for appendicitis. The deceased is survived by her husband and a three-year-old daughter, Patricia, also her parents, and two brothers, Peter and Paul and six sisters, Mary, Stella and Pauline of Windsor, and Julia, Tynne and Olga at home. The late Mrs. Peschalk visited Hymers in August and will be mourned by her many young friends. Funeral arrangements are not yet made.

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Pesola, Anna Sophia Mon 1 June 1957 The Chronicle Journal
Mrs. Anna Sophia Pesola, 71, wife of Chris Pesola, RR2 Kaministiquia, died this morning in Port Arthur Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Kaustinen, Finland she came with her husband and family to Canada and Port Arthur 29 years ago, settling shortly afterward at Kaministiquia. She was a member of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are her husband Chris; three sons, Ilmari of Duluth; Tauno of Red River Road and Waino, of Kaministiquia. A brother and sister in Finland, three grandchildren, and nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States also survive. The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Everest Funeral Home to Dog River Hall, Kaministiquia for services at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. T. Pajala, of Finnish Pentecostal Church.

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Peterson, Catherine Fri 5 Dec 1941 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Peterson, who died Sunday, was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church conducted the services. The organist was Aini Rantanen. Burial was in Dog Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Peter Hannula, Carl Lehtonen, H. Aalto, K. Hiiro, N. Viirta and J. Makinen.

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Peterson, Lauri Wed 22 Nov 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for Lauri Peterson, dairy farmer of Kivikoski, who died Monday in Hospital will be held Friday at 2 p.m. to Kivikoski Cemetery with Russell Peden officiating.

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Peterson, Mrs Wed 30 Nov 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal
After a brief illness, Mrs. Peterson, of Ware Township, died this morning in St. Joseph's Hospital, Port Arthur. Mrs. Peterson had lived in Canada for 16 or 17 years, coming here from Sweden. Her husband pre-deceased her several years ago. She is survived by three children, all boys, one living in Sweden and two boys, Peter and Charles living here. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed.

Peterson, Mrs Fri 2 Dec 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Peterson, who died on Wednesday, will be buried at Kivikoski on Sunday, Rev J. Hirvi officiating.

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Pettit, Albert Sun 19 Sept 1999 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, Bella (McMillan) Thurs 22 Aug 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
For 37 years a resident of this district, Mrs. Bella Pettit, wife of D.W. Pettit, Slate River, died in hospital yesterday after an illness of one month. She was 56 years old. Well known and highly respected throughout the Slate River Valley where with her husband and family she had resided since 1923. Mrs. Pettit leaves five sons and two daughters, five of whom are resident in this area. Born at Meaford, Ont., Mrs. Pettit lived for a time at Wiarton before coming to Fort William 37 years ago. Surviving are her husband: five sons, Charles of San Diego, Calif.; Gordon of Fort William; Norman of Slate River; Albert of Fort William; and John of Slate River. One son, Stephen was killed in the train-truck crash on Arthur Street on Feb 5, 1935. Her two daughters are Ruby of Fort William and Frances of Ladysmith, B.C. Two brothers Albert and James McMillan, reside at Toronto. A sister Mrs. V. Defenderfer, lives in Oklahoma City. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the George E. Blake Funeral Chapel. Rev. Dan McIvor, M.P., minister of First United Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Pettit, Bella (Mrs. D.W.) Mon 26 Aug 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral service for Mrs. D.W. Pettit of Slate River, who died on Wednesday, was held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Blake Funeral Chapel. Rev. D. McIvor, Minister of First United Church, Westfort, officiated. The service was largely attended by friends of the family from the twin cities and district, and many beautiful flowers were received. Two hymns were sung "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul." Mrs. D. McIvor was at the organ. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers all were relatives. They were Norman Pettit and Albert Pettit, sons; J.R. Pettit and Charles Pettit, brothers-in-law; and Chesley and Thomas Pettit, nephews.

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Pettit, Charles W. 15 Feb 1978 Chronicle Journal
Mr. Charles W. Pettit, age 97 years of Pinewood Court, and a former long time resident of Slate River died February 15, 1978. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Slate River. Surviving are sons Howard, Albany Street, and Thomas, Donald Street; daughters Joanna, Mrs. B. Gilbert, R.R.No. 3; Sarah , Mrs. S. McCluskey, Park Street; Bertha, Mrs. B. Zrobak, Kenora; 17 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren. Nieces, nephews and other relatives survive. Predeceased by his wife Rose in 1970, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Slate River, with Rev. Mark A. Conliffe, of St. Michael and All Angels Church officiating. Interment in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery. Removal will be made from the Blake Funeral Chapel to the church prior to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial fund.

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Pettit, Chesley Sun 4 Nov 1990 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, Dan William Mon 18 July 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Dan William Petitt, age 81, pioneer resident of the district and a retired farmer of Slate River, who died in hospital on Tuesday was held at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon from the George E. Blake chapel with Rev. S.R. MacLeod of Wesley United Church officiating. The funeral was largely attended by friends from Slate River and the twin cities. Words of condolence as well as a tribute to the late Mr. Pettit were offered by Rev. MacLeod. A hymn "Abide with Me" was played by the organist Marion Beecher, ATCM. Many floral tributes adorned the chapel. Burial was in the family plot Mountain View Cemetery. Attending from out of town were a daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Davis from Beaufort, South Carolina. Pallbearers were Warner Harrie, Seaford Faulk, Roy Barrie, Chesley Pettit, F.J. Davis and D.H. Fisher.

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Pettit, Donna Mon 5 Nov 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Donna Aldamay Pettit, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Pettit, Donald Street, Fort William, died at the family home yesterday afternoon. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Trina and Heather, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Pettit, Slate River; Mrs. H. McRae, Donald Street; and great grandmother, Mrs. Isabell Brooks, North Norah Street, Fort William. The funeral was held this afternoon from the Chapel, 226 South Syndicate Avenue to the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. A. J. McMahon, First Presbyterian Church, Port Arthur, officiated.

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Pettit, Elmer Wesley Sat 23 Mar 1991 Chronicle Journal
Elmer Wesley Pettit passed away in Whittier, California February 15, 1991. Elmer was born May 28, 1912 in Slate River. He spent his youth working with his family on the farm, later to become a meat cutter. He married the former Florence Roper then they moved to Fort Erie, Ontario. From there they moved to California in 1954. Mr. Pettit was predeceased by his parents Joe and Mary Pettit, 3 brothers, Fred, Bill and Chesley and 1 sister Mabel, also his wife Florence and 1 grandson. He is survived by 1 son Fred of Thunder Bay. Several nieces and nephews in Thunder Bay and British Columbia.

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Pettit, Evelyn Mae (Cambridge) Thurs 1 Dec 1988 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, Florence (Roper) 1 Dec 1970 Chronicle Journal
Word was received her yesterday of the death of Mrs. Elmer Pettit, 64, 11604 Waddell St., Whittier, Calif., and former resident of Fort William, who died Friday at Whittier. Born in England, she was the former Florence Roper, daughter of Mrs. Lucy Mary Roper and the late Fred Roper. She was brought to Canada by her parents in 1914 and received her education in local schools. For a number of years she was a telephone operator with the city telephone company, moving to Whittier in 1955. Surviving are her husband Elmer; a son, Fred, at home; two brothers, Fred, Empire Ave.; Robert, McGregor Pl.; a sister Betty (Mrs. Frank Ainsworth), Hyde Park; mother Mrs. L.M. Roper, Grandview Lodge and other relatives. She was predeceased by her father here in 1948 and a sister Evelin Percy in California in 1963.

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Pettit, Geraldine Fri 9 Jan 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Attended by many old time friends, the funeral of the late Mrs. Geraldine Pettit, Slate River, who died Tuesday were held yesterday afternoon from the Jenkens Funeral Parlors to First Church United at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. McIvor officiated and interment was made in the family plot, Mountain View cemetery. Two favorite hymns were sung with Mrs. McIvor presiding at the organ. Many beautiful floral tributes adorned the casket. Four sons acted as pallbearers. they were D.W. Pettit, J.R. Pettit, C.W. Pettit and J.W. Pettit.

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Pettit, Hazel Crescentia (McRae) Sun 1 Apr 2001 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, John Sat 15 May 1999 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, Lloyd Frederick Tues 2 July 1929 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Lloyd Frederick Pettit, 11 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pettit, Slate River, sustained fatal injuries at noon Saturday from which he died a few hours later in McKellar Hospital. His skull was fractured at the base of the brain. Lloyd and his older brother Elmer were busy just before noon, hauling fertilizer on the home farm. For some reason the team which they were driving bolted, upsetting the wagon. The heavy wagon struck Lloyd on the head. After unloading the fertilizer in the field, they started to drive back to the house for lunch, Lloyd went to pick up the reins but just then the horses bolted. Elmer fell from the wagon but succeeded in grabbing hold of one of the lines. This caused the horses to swing in a circle. The wagon upset and fell on Lloyd. He was unconscious when picked up. Noticing the serious condition of his brother, Elmer called for his father and together they took the injured boy to the farm house. As it would take too long for an ambulance and doctor to arrive, they rushed him to the hospital in the family car as quickly as possible. The boy failed to recover consciousness and died about 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Dr. J.W. Cook, coroner, investigated but no inquest will be held. Besides his parents, Lloyd is survived by three brothers, Elmer, Chesley and William and one sister Mabel. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Jenkens' Undertaking Parlors to First Church United, West Fort William. Rev D. McIvor, assisted by Rev. M. E. Greaves, of Murillo, officiated and interment was made in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. The funeral was attended largely and many beautiful floral arrangements were received. Two favorite hymns "Safe In The Arms of Jesus" and "What a Friend We Have In Jesus" were sung. One brother Chesley and three cousins, Stephen, William and Howard Pettit, acted as pallbearers.

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Pettit, Reta (Jackson) Tues 23 Jan 1996 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, Rose (Brooks) 8 May 1970 Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Charles W. Pettit, 82, a long-time resident of Slate River, died unexpectedly Thursday evening following a seizure at her home. Born in Kent, England, the former Miss Rose Brooks, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Brooks. She received her education there and came to Fort William in 1907 and was married in 1912 to Charles Pettit. They have resided in Slate River since. Always active in affairs of her community, she was a former chairman of Slate River SS 1 School Board; a long-time member of the Slate River Women's Institute and a member of the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Slate River. She is survived by her husband at home; two sons, Howard, Alberta St. (P); and Thomas, Donald St., three daughters, Joanna (Mrs. Bruce Gilbert) R R 3; Sarah (Mrs. S. McCluskey), McIntyre St., and Bertha (Mrs. B. O'Shiro) Kenora; 17 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Brooks and sister Daisy (Mrs. Lou Rapley) N. Norah St., and other relatives. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother and four sisters.

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Pettit, Stephen Mon 11 Feb 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Paying final tribute to the late Stephen Pettit, of Slate River, one of the ten victims of thursday evening's fatal level crossing accident on Arthur Street, a large number of friends of the family from the surrounding district and the two cities were in attendance at impressive funeral services held this morning. A short service was held at the Blake Funeral Chapel at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. McIvor of First Church United. The chapel was filled to capacity by the immediate friends of the family. From the funeral parlors, the casket banked with beautiful floral tributes was carried to the waiting hearse and many cars followed the funeral car to First Church United, West Fort William, where a public service was held at 11 o'clock. The church was filled with sympathetic friends. The service was conducted by Rev. D. McIvor, who spoke feelingly of the deceased and words of comfort to the bereaved members of the family. The full choir was in attendance and two hymns "Abide With Me" and "Nearer My God To Thee" were sung. Mrs. R.M. Boyd presided at the organ. J.K. Withers sang feelingly a solo "Over The River." Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Pettit, Thomas William Tues 18 Mar 1997 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, William Fri 3 May 1985 Chronicle Journal

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Pettit, William Smith Mon 17 Feb 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A resident of this district for the last twenty years, William S. Pettit, 78, pioneer Slate River farmer, died early yesterday morning after a comparatively short illness. The late Mr. Pettit, who was well-known throughout the local farming district, was a native of Norfolk County, Ontario and came to the lakehead from Wiarton. He settled in Slate River. Besides his widow, he is survived by four sons, Joseph and Charles of Slate River; William of Coppercliffe, Ontario; and John of Port Arthur. He is also survived by a brother Romeo in Michigan and a sister in Simcoe, Ontario. The funeral will be D. McIvor will officiate and interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Peuramaki, Joseph Tues 7 Sept 1967 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A long time area resident Joseph Peuramaki, 75, of RR 2, Kaministiquia died Wednesday in hospital after a long illness. Born at Perkijarvi Viipuri Laani, Finland, he came to Canada and this area in 1909. For the past 46 years he had resided in Kaministiquia where he was self-employed as a carpenter and by Ontario Hydro Electric Power Commission. He retired in 1958.He was married here to the former Hilda Forsell. Mr. Peuramaki is survived by his wife; three sons, Kallervo (Bob), 192 S. Empire Ave., Port Arthur; Unto (Barney) 518 W. Francis St., and Veikko, 540 Francis St., Port Arthur; 11 daughters, Linnea (Mrs. J. Stein), Terrace Bay; Miriam (Mrs. W. Alanen), Silver Mountain; Eina (Mrs. M. Kapush), RR 2, Port Arthur; Miss Norma Peuramaki, Port Arthur; Ella (Mrs. A. Duchscher), 100 Matthews St., Port Arthur; Lyyli (Mrs. J. Niitynen), Kaminsitiquia; Helmi (Mrs. G. Ranta). 123 Carl Ave., Port Arthur; Aila (Mrs. E. Laatu), Kaminsitiquia; Shirley (Mrs. O. Laatu), Hillsport; Janet (Mrs. A. Lehto), Kaminsitiquia; and Evelyn (Mrs. M. Puumala), RR 1, Port Arthur. He also leaves 41 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister Lyyli (Mrs. K. Heinzl) 472 Conmee St., Port Arthur, and other relatives. Mr. Peuramkai was predeceased by a son Vilppo.

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Peuramaki, Vlippo Tues 13 Oct 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Both parents of a young Intola family are dead of polio today while their five-year-old son, also a polio victim is a patient in Port Arthur Isolation Hospital. Vilppo Joseph Peuramaki, 26, died in Port Arthur Isolation Hospital early this morning. Victim of polio, he was admitted last Thursday. Early last Friday morning, his wife Wilma, 27, died in the Isolation Hospital of polio a few hours after being admitted. Their five-year-old son, Donald alos a victim of polio is still a patient at the Isolation Hospital. He was admitted on October 3. The seven-year-old daughter, Ginney is being cared for by Mrs. Peuramaki's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Laine of Kivikoski.

Peuramaki, Vlippo Wed 14 Oct 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Vlippo Joseph Peuramkai, 26, of Intola, victim of Poli who died in Port Arthur isolation hospital early yesterday morning, was held yesterday afternoon from Sargent's Chapel at 3:30 p.m. to Riverside Cemetery with services by Rev. T. Pajala of the Finnish Pentecostal Church. The pallbearers were: Arthur Berglund, Arni Forsell; Allan Pennanen; George Ranta; Bill Lauta; Oiva Lauta.

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Peuramaki, Wilma Fri 9 Oct 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A 27-year-old woman, Mrs. Wilma Peuramki died in Port Arthur Isolation Hospital around 1:30 this morning after being admitted as a polio suspect yesterday afternoon. Her husband, Vilppo, 28, was admitted as a polio suspect last night and their son Donald, five years, also a suspect but with no paralysis was admitted on Oct 3. Their daughter Genney, seven years is being cared for by Mrs. Peuramaki's parents Mr. and Mrs. R. Laine of Kivikoski. Although ill, Mrs. Peuramaki was able to walk to the hospital early yesterday afternoon. Dr. H.B. Coulson, MOH, who is resting in St. Joseph's hospital following a severe cold said he had no more particulars of Mrs. Peuramaki's death at noon today. Born in Port Arthur and a life long resident of the district, Mrs. Peuramkai was educated at the Intola public school, Port Arthur Technical and Commercial High School and at the Port Arthur Business College. At the time of her marriage seven years ago she was employed at the Fort William Sanitorium. Surviving besides her husband, son, daughter and parents is a brother Tauno Laine of Kivikoski. Funeral services were held this afternoon from Sargent's Chapel at 3:15 to Riverside Cemetery with services by Rev. T. Pajala of the Finnish Pentecostal Church.

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Pierre, Ernest G. 11 Feb 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The body of the late Ernest G. Pierre, of Flint, victim in Thursday evening's crash on Arthur Street road was shipped this morning by train to Harstone. The funeral was held from the Harstone Church, Rev. Father Regan of St. Patrick's Church, Fort William officiated and interment was in the Harstone Cemetery.

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Pike, Albert John 3 Jan 1970 The Chronicle Journal

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Pike, Clara Helena Tues 10 Sept 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred early this morning of Mrs. Clara Helena Pike, 70, a resident for the past 45 years of Hymers. Mrs. Pike died in McKellar Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Stratford, Ontario, and educated there. Following her marriage she moved to St. Thomas and resided there for one year and came to Port Arthur in 1901. With her husband and family she moved to Hymers area in 1902 and settled there permanently. In the early days of the community she was an active worker for her church and was one of the leading canvassers for the building of the Hymers Anglican Church of the Advent, and a member of the Women's Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Albert of Kenora; three sons, Richard of Fort William, John of Kenora and Morley of Hymers; one daughter, Laura, Mrs. Bert Sitch of Hymers; nine grandchildren; one brother Walter Pike, Blutcher, Saskatchewan; and one sister, Mrs. Annie Pike of Buffalo, New York. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the Jenkens Funeral Chapel and the body will arrive at Hymers at 2 p.m. for services at 2:30. Reverend M.L. Goodman, Hymers Anglican Church will officiate and interment will be in the family plot, Hymers Cemetery, a wish she expressed several months ago.

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Piilo, Martti Tues 2 Nov 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A long-time resident of the Silver Mountain area, Martti Piilo, 51, of 467 Lyon Ave., Port Arthur, died unexpectedly Monday at home. Born in Vaasan Laani, Finland, he came to Canada and the Silver Mountain area in 1930. He resided there until coming to Port Arthur two months ago. He worked as a pulp cutter. In 1944 he married the former Miss Viola Maki in Port Arthur. She survives along with three daughters, Ingrid, Marlene and Linda, all at home; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Urho Piilo, Silver Mountain ; a brother, Urho Piilo Jr., Kakabeka Falls; two sisters, Gertrude (Mrs. Anselm Fredson) R.R.1, Oliver Rd., and Kirsti (Mrs Ray Hovi) Husdon, and other relatives here and Finland.

Piilo, Martti Tues 2 Nov 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mr. Martti, age 51, of Lyon Avenue, Port Arthur, died Monday, November 1, 1965 at home. Funeral services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, with Rev. Erik Vincent officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery.

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Piilo, Viola 10 Dec 2003 The Chronicle Journal
Mrs. Viola Dagmar (Violet) Piilo, age 85 years , of Dawson Court, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, December 9, 2003. Born in Nolalu, she was a lifetime resident of the area. In her younger years, Viola was employed at various bush camps and the Salvation Army Hostel kitchen, retiring because of poor health. She especially enjoyed her flower garden and numerous house plants. Viola is survived by her longtime partner and best friend, Tony Crivici; three daughters: Ingrid Wilkes (Pete), Marlene (Ken) Idman and Linda (John) Mayer, all of the Thunder Bay area; eight grandchildren: Evan, Diana, Kelly, Jamie, David, Janelle, Lisa and Jaclyn; five great grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Martti in 1965; five brothers; five sisters and son-in-law Lawrence Wilkes. According to Viola´s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 N. Cumberland St. officiated by Rev. W. Lawrence Maunula. Interment of cremains to take place in the Family Plot in Nolalu Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Viola´s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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Pilkis, Lawrence Tues 1 Sept 1942 Port Arthur News Chronicle
A heavy rolling log fatally injured 21-month-old Lawrence Pilkis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Pilkis, while the child was playing near where the father was skidding logs on the family farm at Cloud Bay in Crooks Township, last night about six o'clock. The child lived only a few minutes. Mr. Pilkis told Constable A. Eady, Provincial Police, who investigated the case, that the boy was warned to go back to the farm, the child did not heed the warning. Mr. Pilkis said he did not see his son in the way of the moving log until after he had released it. The log crushed the child's head. Dr. Charles Powell, district coroner, viewed the body this afternoon and announced there would be no inquest. Besides his parents, the boy is survived by a three-week-old sister. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Chapel, 226 South Syndicate Avenue, Fort William to Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. Dan McIvor, M.P., will officiate.

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Pitkanen, Kirsti Wed 19 Jan 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Kirsti Pitkanen. 58, wife of Antti Pitkanen, Jacques Township, died in Port Arthur Hospital yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. The body rests at Everest's Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.

Pitkanen, Mrs. Antti Fri 21 Jan 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Antti Pitkanen, who died Tuesday, will be held Sunday afternoon from Zarmola (Tarmola) Finnish Hall at 1 o'clock to Zarmola (Tarmola) Cemetery. The body will be removed from Everest's Chapel to the family residence at Zarmola (Tarmola) Saturday afternoon. Born in Finland Mrs. Pitkanen has lived in this district ever since coming to Canada 34 years ago. Surviving besides her husband are one son, Aadiveli, in Russia; a daughter, Tamai of Toronto and two brothers, David Korkonen, Intola, Ont., and John Korkonen, Kivikoski.

Pitkanen, Mrs. Antti Fri 21 Jan 1944 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Mrs. Antti Pitkanen, Jacques Township who died Tuesday, will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon with a service at Tarmola Finn Hall and burial in Tarmola Cemetery. The body will be moved from the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, to Tarmola Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Pitkanen was born in Finland and had been a resident of the district 34 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son Aadeveli, in Russia, one daughter Taimi, Toronto and two brothers, David Korkonen, Intola and John Korkonen, Kivikoski.

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Pitkanen, Taina 4 July 1966 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Taina Pitkanen, 66, wife of Peter Pitkanen, RR4, Gorham Township, died unexpectedly Sunday at her home. She had been in ill health for several years. Born in Kuopio Laani, Finland, she came to Canada and this area 52 years ago and was married in Port Arthur. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Ray, Schreiber and Arthur, Montreal and two daughters, Anne (Mrs. Arne Opas) RR4 Port Arthur and Miss Elsie Pitkanen, Port Arthur; 16 grandchildren and other relatives in Finland.

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Plummer, George Mon 30 Dec 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle
George Plummer, former Hudson's Bay Co., employee, and who was also employed in Port Arthur some years ago, died suddenly at Mack Siding near Graham, on the Sioux Lookout subdivision of the Canadian National Railway, about noon Saturday. The body has arrived in Fort William and is at the Funeral Chapel, South May Street, pending funeral arrangements. Mr. Plummer was about fifty-five years old. Up to a year ago, he was employed in then Hudson Bay Store at Graham, since when he had been engaged in trapping.

Plummer, George Tues 31 Dec 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of George Plummer, who died suddenly at Mack last Saturday will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the South May Street Funeral Chapel to Riverside Cemetery in Port Arthur. Mr. Plummer was sixty-three years of age, and at the time of his death was engaged in the fur business. He came to the district at the age of fiteen and has lived in the district since. He is survived by one son John, and one daughter Mary, residing in the district, five brothers, Albert, Buffalo; William and Arthur, Stratford; Fred, Vancouver; Walter, Sault Ste. Marie; and five sisters, Mrs. E. Lalonde, Port Arthur; Mrs. J. Robinson, Detroit; Mrs. T. Lavery, North Bay; and Mrs. A. Humby, Peterborough

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Pogue, Alvin Mon 14 July 1969 Fort William Daily Times Journal

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Pogue, Alvin George Thurs 17 July 1969 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Funeral service for Alvin George Pogue of Kakabeka Falls, who died accidentally Wednesday July 9, was held Saturday July 12 at 1:30 p.m. from the Jenken's Funeral Chapel. The service was conducted by Rev. Mark Conliffe. Pallbearers were Brian Goddard, Jim Cronk, Bill Fleming, Ken Hacio, Bernard Cook, Stan Cook. Honor Guard of Detachment No. 16, Ontario Provincial Police Kakabeka Falls were; Peter Connors, John Rapkin, Norman Gibbs, Interment was in Stanley Hill Cemetery.

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Pogue, Erna Tues 2 June 1998 The Chronicle Journal

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Pogue, George Fri 14 Oct 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A well known resident of Stanley district for the last 38 years, George Pogue, 70, died this morning in hospital following a month's illness. During his lengthy residence he became widely known and respected highly. He is survived by four daughters and three sons. They are Edith, Mrs. Sam Laughton, West Fort William; Emily, Mrs. S. Campbell of Kakabeka; Charlotte, Mrs. M. Cook, Stanley; Olive, Michigan, U.S.A.; John of Kakabeka; Archie, Chilliwack, BC; and Stanley of Saskatchewan. Twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive also. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 4 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 Stanley Hill Cemetery.

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Pogue, Stanley Tues 24 May 1977 The Chronicle Journal

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Poivinen, John 5 Sept 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of John Poivinen, who died Wednesday, will be held tomorrow afternoon, leaving the funeral chapel, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur at 1:30 o'clock for service at the family home, Intola. at 2 o'clock. Rev. L. Bomgren of the Swedish Lutheran faith will officiate.

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Pokki, Vilma Fri 13 May 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Vilma Pokki, aged eleven years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pokki, Conmee township, died yesterday in St. Joseph's Hospital. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the family home in Conmee to the Conmee Cemetery, Kakabeka Falls.

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Polkolainen, Otto Mon 10 July 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Otto Polkolainen, 50, of Intola, died suddenly today at his residence. Born at Pieksemaki, Finland, he came to Port Arthur 22 years ago and for the past 20 years had farmed at Intola. He is survived by his wife Alma, and a brother Arvi, of Finland. The body rests at Everest's Chapel.

Polkolainen, Otto Wed 12 July 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Otto Polkolainen, 50, of Intola, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Everest's Chapel to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. O. E. Aho will officiate.

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Polson, Mrs. (Catherine/Karin) Wed 24 Sept 1919 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred this morning of Mrs. Polson, age fifty-three years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A Norquist, 374 East Mary Street, Fort William. The remains will be shipped next Friday morning on the Canadian Government railway to the town of Ellis where interment will take place. Services will be held at Cameron and Jenkens Undertaking Establishment, Victoria Avenue, on Thursday evening. Rev. Edquist will conduct the service.

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Ponka, Arthur Mon 17 Jan 2005 The Chronicle Journal
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Ponka, Lydia 11 April 1995 The Chronicle Journal

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Pool, Joseph Henry Sat 23 June 1923 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Joseph Henry Pool died on June 20, in O'Connor, aged fifty-eight. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Irene. An only son, Arthur was killed in the war in 1917. He leaves six sisters, the Misses Alice, Louisa, Ada and Maud Pool, of Kenilworth, England and two married sisters, Mrs. Neal, of Birmingham, England and Mrs. Taylor, of Lathem, West Australia. Two sisters predeceased him.

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Portier, Martha Grace 18 Mar 1999 The Chronicle Journal

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Posthumes, Margaret Thurs 13 July 2006 The Chronicle Journal

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Potter, Marion Sat 22 June 1968 Fort William Times Journal
Mrs. Marion Potter, 52, life long resident of Murillo, died at her residence June 21. Born in Murillo, daughter of the late Mr. Harvey Gorton and the late Mrs. Lena Gorton, she was educated there and was married to Mr. Charles Potter in 1935. She was a member of the United Church and had been active in the community life for many years. Surviving are her husband Charles and one son Ted at home, three daughters, Mrs. G. Dowhaniuk, Murillo; Mrs. R. McCluskey, Clarkson Ave, Port Arthur; and Linda at home. Also her father H. Gorton of Munro St., Port Arthur, a brother Bill Gorton of Murillo; six grandchildren and other relative survive. She was predeceased by her mother in 1959.

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Pounder, James Robert Mon 30 Jan 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred this morning following an illness of about one month of James Robert Pounder, 78, of Murillo. The late Mr. Pounder had been a resident of the district for the last 23 years, coming from Beverley, Yorkshire, England. He first resided in Port Arthur but later went to Oliver to take up residence. He had resided with his son Mark in Murillo for a lengthy period. He is survived by two sons, Mark of Murillo, and John of Jumbo Gardens, Port Arthur, and a daughter, Annie, Mrs. G.P. Sear of Oliver Township.. Two grandchildren, Mrs. E. Stevenson, and Jas. Pounder, Murillo and two great grandchildren, Gwen and Robert Stevenson. A brother and sister reside in England. Mrs. Pounder died 11 years ago. The funeral likely will take place Wednesday at St. James' Church.

Pounder, James Robert Tues 31 Jan 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late James Robert Pounder of Murillo, who died yesterday will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon from the home of his son Mark at Murillo to St. James Church at 3 o'clock.

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Pounder, Mark Fri 22 Mar 1974 Chronicle Journal
Funeral services for Mr. Mark Pounder, age 91 years, of South Edward Street, who died in hospital March 18, 1974 were held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Conliffe of St. Michael's Anglican Church officiating. Interment was in the family plot, St. James Cemetery, Murillo. Pallbearers were William, John, Jim, Robert, Len and Lynn Merkley. From out of the city to attend the funeral was a grandson Julio Merkley Canadian Forces Base, Winnipeg.

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Premo, Mrs. Peter Thurs 11 June 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs. Peter Premo of Lac des Milles Lac Indian Reserve, who died Tuesday, was held this morning from the Blake Funeral Chapel to the Indian Mission Church on Mountain Road at 9 o'clock. Re. Father Howitt, Indian Missionary officiated. Mrs. Peter Crow presided at the organ. Interment was in Mission Bay Cemetery.

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Priebe, Frederick Herman 17 Mar 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Frederick Priebe of Blake Township, died in hospital yesterday morning after a lengthy illness. He was 63 years of age. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Louis of Blake Township; Herman of Hurst, Ont; and William of Desboro, Ont; and three daughters, Minnie, Mrs. H.C. Risley of Sturgeon Bay; Emma, Mrs. Clayton Boisia, Kitchener, Ont; and Adela, Mrs. T. Walters of Lansing, Michigan. One son Emil predeceased him. The late Mr. Priebe was born near Sullivan township, Grey County near Owen sound. He lived in Ontario all his lifetime and followed the trade of stone mason. During the past five years he lived with his son Louis at Blake township. The funeral will be held on Wednesday. Rev. S.V. Chomick of the Lutheran Church, Slate River will officiate. Further funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Priebe, Alvena (Kaufmann) Mon 28 July 1958 Fort William Daily Times Journal

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Pristanski, Jack Henry Mon 21 Sept 1936 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Jack Henry Prystanski, two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Prystanski of Ellis, Ont., died yesterday in McKellar Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Port Arthur and is survived by his mother and father, two brothers and one sister. Julien 6, Stanley 2, and Helen 4. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Funeral Home, 226 South Syndicate Avenue.

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Pristanski, Mrs. Mike Mon 27 Apr 1925 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a long illness, Mrs. Mike Pristanski, wife of a farmer in Ellis, died in Port Arthur Hospital, aged 53. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from Jenkens' Funeral Parlors to the Ruthenian Church where services will be conducted by Rev. Bozak. Interment will be made in the Arthur Street Cemetery.

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Pronovost, Roger Tues 28 Aug 2007 Chronicle Journal

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Prouty, Emma 3 Dec 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal

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Prouty, Charles S. Tues 1 Nov 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Charles S. Prouty, who for nine years has been Water Levels Inspector for the Department of Lands and Forests, died last night at his home, 58 Ontario Street, Port Arthur, aged 68. Born in Mystic, Que., Mr. Prouty came to this district 31 years ago and he was one of the first to settle in South Gillies. After farming in that township for several years he moved to Port Arthur. He was the first reeve of the township and was a member of the Fort William District Municipal League. He was a member of the Orange and True Blue Orders. Besides his wife he leaves four sons and three daughters; Alex at home; Clarence and Harold of Westfort; and Charles in Dryden, and Mrs. W.J. Patcher, Fort William; Mrs. Thomas Patcher of Pearl and Mrs. Ernest Rockney, Detroit. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Prouty, Charles S. Thurs 3 Nov 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A large number of residents of the twin cities paid their last respects today to Charles S. Prouty, who died Thursday (Tuesday?) night. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence, 58 Ontario street, Port Arthur, with the Rev. E.G.D. Freeman of St. Paul's United Church officiating. Pallbearers were; F. Hawkes, H.P. Sisson, A. Mackett, W.G. Williams, William McCall and M. Withenshaw.

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Prouty, Mrs. H.M. Sat 28 Aug 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The many friends of H.M. Prouty extend their sincere sympathy in the sad bereavement of the death of his wife.

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Puro, Isaac Mon 8 July 1974 Chronicle Journal

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Pursianen, Abraham Wed 23 July 1947 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Abraham Pursianen, 64, of Tarmola, Gorham Township, died in hospital here yesterday. Born in the Province of Kuopio, Finland. Mr. Pursainen came to Port Arthur in 1901 and two years later settled on a farm in Gorham Township. His wife predeceased him in 1944. Surviving are two sons Weikko and John and one daughter Mamie all at home and two sisters and a niece in Finland. The body is at the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street.

Pursianen, Abraham Thurs 24 July 1947 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Abraham Pursianen, Tarmola, who died Tuesday will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. from the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street to the family plot, Tarmola Cemetery. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen, Finnish Lutheran Church, will officiate.

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Pursianen, John Adolf Wed 3 Dec 1941 Port Arthur News Chronicle
John Adolf Pursianen, 64, of Gorham Township, died in hospital here last evening following a brief illness. He was born in Finland and came to Gorham Township 30 years ago. He was a member of the Gorham Finnish Church. Survivors are his wife Ulla; one son, Ate, of Gorham; a daughter, Martha, Mrs. Ray Kauppi, McIntyre; a sister, Mrs. Helen Polso of McIntyre, and a brother Abraham, Gorham. There is one grandchild. The body is at the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street.

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Pursianen, Mary Thurs 24 Aug 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Pursianen, Gorham Township, who died Tuesday will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Everest's Chapel at 3:15 to Tarmola Cemetery. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate.

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Pursiainen, Ula Sat 9 Oct 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Ula Pursiainen, 82, of Tarmola, Gorham Township, died Friday in Port Arthur Hospital. Born in Finland she came to Canada in 1913 and has lived at Tarmola since. She was married in Port Arthur to John Pursiainen in 1941. Surviving are a son Ate at home and a daughter Martha (Mrs. Reino Kauppi) of Road 24, McIntyre; one brother in Finland; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Puurenen, Usko Mon 24 Aug 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Usko Puurene, two and a half month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvo Puurenen of Lappe, Ont., died in Port Arthur Hospital Saturday. Surviving besides the parents are sisters Ritva and Eva; brothers Kalle, Yrjo and Paisto and grandparents in Finland. The funeral will be held Wednesday from Sargent's Chapel at 1 p.m to the Finnish Lutheran church at Lappe where fuenral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. by Rev. A.E. Aho. Interment will be made in Lappe Cemetery.

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Puuskinen, Retta Mon 5 Oct 1925 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Retta Puuskinen died October 3 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of seventy-seven, she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Mrs. Peter Jeunanew at Intola. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at Intola.
Pykari, Archie Thurs 13 Apr 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Archie Pykari, aged three years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Pykari, Silver Mountain, died in Port Arthur Hospital this morning after a brief illness. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Wayne, aged 2 months, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nummikoski and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Pykari, Silver Mountain. The body rests at Everest's Chapel pending funeral arrangements.

Pykari, Archie Tues 18 Apr 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Archie Pykari who died Thursday was held yesterday afternoon from the Everest's Chapel to the family home, Silver Mountain for services there at 2 o'clock. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was made in the Nolalu Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wiljo and Allan Pykari, George and Frank Koski.

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Pykari, Ernest Mon 19 June 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Provincial Police report the death by drowning of Ernest Pykari, 37, of Whitefish Lake. Constables Glenn and Van Zant, of Port Arthur are conducting dragging operations. Information received at 7:10 p.m. Sunday stated that Pykari was with three others in a boat when it capsized yesterday afternoon. Police said the body had not been recovered from the lake which is 50 miles west of Fort William. Drowned last fall in the Kenogamisis Lake, the body of Lauri Nikkola, was recovered yesterday police said. The Port Arthur Office was advised early this morning by Corpl. A.L. Bonnycastle of Geraldton. There is no further word of Archie Holmquist, 40, of Rice Lake, Wisc., who was drowned June 12 in the Esnagomi River. Dragging operations were conducted by Constable J.E. Broughton, OPP, of Nakina, after he was flown in by Austin Airways.

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Pykari, Jacob Oscar Fri 12 June 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Jacob Oscar Pykari, 72, of 436 Arundel Street, Port Arthur, died in Hospital this morning after several years' illness. Born in Finland, he came to the Lakehead 49 years ago and worked as a woodsman and trapper until retirement 10 years ago. Mr. Pykari was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are his wife Mary; two sons, Allan, of Silver Mountain and Viljo of Nolalu. A daughter, Wilma (Mrs. T. Bosvik) of Shuniah Street, Port Arthur, and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Arni, in 1950. The body rests at the Everest Funeral Home.

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Pykari, John Wed 2 Oct 1907 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Coroner Birdsall returned to the city last evening from Hymers, where he was called to investigate the death of John Pykari, who was found dead in the bush on Monday by George Hymers. Coroner Birdsall stated that the young man's death was accidental. The father believing that the youngster was with his elder brother thought that everything was right until many days had passed and the boy failed to put in an appearance. Search parties were immediately sent out and it was not until last Monday that the body was found lying in the bush in the vicinity of Hymers. It appears the that the boy was sliding down a hill when he slipped and fell, the rifle which he was carrying, exploding the bullet entering his chest above the heart. It was not necessary to hold an inquest and the unfortunate boy will be buried today.

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Pykari, John Thurs 1 Dec 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
John Pykari, 73, of Nolalu, died in Port Arthur Hospital early this morning following a long illness. Surviving are two sons, Oiva Pykari, Balsam Street, Port Arthur; and Toivo, of Kivikoski; and three daughters, Vieno, (Mrs. Allan Matson) Merrill Street, Port Arthur; Mrs. Aili Honkanen, Merrill Street, Port Arthur; and Lempi, (Mrs. Oja) of Nolalu. The body is resting at the Everest Funeral Home pending arrangements.

Pykari, John Fri 2 Dec 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Surviving John Pykari, 73, of Nolalu, who died Thursday are, two sons, Oiva, Balsam Street, Port Arthur and Toivo, Kivikoski; five daughters, Vieno (Mrs. A. Matson) Merrill Street; Aili (Mrs. A. Honkanen) Merrill Street; Aini (Mrs. J. Arvelin) Graham Street, Port Arthur; Lempi (Mrs. J. Oja) Nolalu; and Miss Aune Pykari, of Toronto. Other survivors are a brother, Jack Pykari, Arundel Street, Port Arthur; a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Beckman in the United States, 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Pykari was born in Yliharma, Finland and moved to the United States 54 years ago. He was married there to the former Silma Touminen in 1902. They moved to Canada 43 years ago and farmed at Nolalu. Mr. Pykari retired six years ago due to illness. The body is resting at Everest Funeral Home pending arrangements.

Pykari, John Sat Dec 3 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of John Pykari, 73, of Nolalu, who died Thursday will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Everest Funeral Home to Riverside Cemetery with Rev. K. Korial, Independent Finnish Lutheran Church, officiating.

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Pykari, Mary Mon 12 July 1971 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Mary, age 8? years of Dawson Court, died on Sunday July 11, 1971 following a lengthy illness. Born in Harma Vaasan Laani, Finland, she emigrated to Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1906 and was married there to Jacob Pykari. They moved to Silver Mountain in 1912, where they had farmed for 44 years. Survived by one daughter, Wilma, Mrs Tom Bosvik, Blendell St, two sons, Viljo and Allan of Silver Mountain, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one brother and other relatives in Finland, U.S.A. and in Canada. Predeceased by her husband Jacob in 1959, a son Arne in 1950 and a daughter Viola. Resting at the Everest Chapel, pending completion of funeral arrangements.

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Pykari, Oiva Mon 29 May 1995 Chronicle Journal

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Pykari, Viljo Mon 31 July 1972 The Chronicle Journal
Mr. Viljo Pykari, aged 55 years, resident of Nolalu, died in hospital Sunday July 30th, 1972 following a lengthy illness. Surviving are wife Gertrude at home; son Timothy, Montreal Street; daughters Judy, of Luci Court; Lisa and Lynn, at home; Edna, Mrs. Lloyd Parsons, Marquette Street.; Diana, Mrs. Andrew Grant, RR No 14; son Edwin Hill RR No 1, Kaministiquia; 7 grandchildren, brother Allan Pykari, Silver Mountain; sister wilma, Mrs. T. Bosvik, Bendall St.; other relatives survive. Services Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. W.I. Maunula officiating. Interment in Nolalu Cemetery.

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Pylypyshyn, Danylo Mon 4 May 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Danylo Pylypyshyn, 1911 Mountain Avenue, who died Thursday was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Cardinal's Funeral Home. The funeral was under the auspices of St. Nicholas Benevolent Society Branch No.8 West Fort William, members of the International Union of Iron Workers, Local 138 also attended in a body. From the funeral parlors the cortege proceeded to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church where service was conducted by Rev. Father Basicznyk. Members of the Society and the Union workers marched from the parlors to the church in a body under the direction of Tony P'Angelo. Interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. The pallbearers, six members of St. Nicholas Society were; W. Konowalchuk, F. Bitak, J. Bodnar, H. Franchuk, J. Cercowny, and M. Karpiwoch.

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Pyorre, Kalle Mon 13 Dec 1954 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Kalle Pyorre, 80, of Nolalu, Ont., who died Saturday will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Funeral Home, 226 South Syndicate Ave., Fort William. Rev. J.W. Sippola will officiate. Burial will be in Nolalu Cemetery.

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