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Mon 7 July 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Ben Raaen, 46, of no fixed abode,
was fatally injured Sunday a half mile east of Auden Station, Ont. When struck by a C.N.R. train as he was sleeping on the railway tracks, Provincial Police
stated today. There are no known relatives. Dr. J.W. Cook, coroner, has released the body for burial at Ombabika, Ont.
4 Nov 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Wed 16 July 1969 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Frans, age 78, of RR 4, Kivikoski, died Tuesday
July 15, 1969 in hospital after a long illness. Born in Ilmajoki, Vaasa Laani, Finland, he came to Canada and this area in 1912, working for various bush camps.
For the past 45 years he worked and made his home at the Luhtala Dairy. He retired recently due to ill health. He was of the Lutheran Faith. Survived by one niece,
Mrs. Yelmer Carlson, Port Arthur; also other relatives and friends here and in Finland. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Everest Funeral
Chapel. Interment Riverside cemetery.
Rahmer, Brian Gay
11 Sept 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Rahmer, Eleanor Noreen
3 Sept 1993 The Chronicle Journal
10 Aug 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs. Ettie Rahmer,
66, wife of Frank Rahmer of Arthur Street, whose death occurred suddenly while berry picking late Tuesday afternoon will be held at two o'clock Saturday
afternoon in Jenkens and Son funeral chapel. Services will be conducted by Rev. A. G. Holbrook, of Port Arthur. Interment will be in the family plot, Stanley
Hill cemetery. Inadvertently omitted from yesterday's list of relatives surviving is a daughter, Hazel, Mrs. J. Veley, of Murillo.
Rahmer, Franklin M.
30 July 1948 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for the late Franklin
M. Rahmer, 221 East Mary Street, who died on Tuesday, was held yesterday afternoon at the Jenkens and Son funeral chapel. The Rev. D. McIvor, M.P., officiated.
The service was largely attended and there were many floral tributes. Rev. Mr. McIvor spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family and two hymns were sung,
"Abide With Me" and "What a Friend We Have In Jesus." Interment was in the family plot at Stanley Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dyncourt Rahmer, John Rahmer,
Gordon Rahmer and Howard Rahmer, all brothers and Andrew Belluz and Stanley Hill, sons-in-law.
17 Apr 1995 The Chronicle Journal
Rahmer, John Dyncourt
27 Oct 2002 The Chronicle Journal
Mr. John Dyncourt Rahmer, aged 62 years, a
resident of Thunder Bay passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital - McKellar Site on Tuesday October 29, 2002. John was born in Kakabeka Falls, Thunder
Bay District. He had several jobs throughout his working years. John will always be remembered by family members, Jean, Clarence, Florence, Joan, Donald,
Myrna, and Darlene. Nieces, nephews and other relatives survive. He was predeceased by his parents Mr. and Mrs. D'yncourt Rahmer and a brother Teddy. Cremation
has taken place. Interment will take place at Stanley Hill Cemetery with a graveside service on Thursday October 31, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.
Rahmer, John Frank
6 July 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of John Frank Rahmer,
aged 78, who died at Collingwood on Thursday, was held this morning at 11 o'clock in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. A. G. Holbrook of the Pentecostal
Church officiated and interment was in the family plot in Stanley Hill Cemetery on Arthur Street. Two hymns "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross" and "Nearer
My God to Thee" were sung with the chapel organist to console. The funeral was well attended by many friends from the city and rural area. Rev. Holbrook
offered words of sympathy and comfort to the family, speaking of Mr. Rahmer as one of the pioneers of the Stanley area. Pallbearers were Dyncourt Rahmer,
Jack and Gordon Rahmer, Albert and Clayton Ferguson, and James Veley.
Rahmer, John Garnet
9 Sept 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Rahmer, John Garnet 11 Sept 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Rahmer, John Herman
Funeral services for John G. Rahmer,
66, of 237 E. Brock St., who died Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon with Capt. D. Hollingworth of the Salvation Army officiating. Attending were family
and friends of Fort William, Port Arthur, Stanley, South Gillies and Scoble. Pallbearers were Edward Merritt, George Lamke, David Burns, Albert Ferguson,
Adolf Zellweger and Fred Pretulac. Interment was in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery. Mrs. D. Hollingworth was soloist, accompanied by the chapel organist.
Fri 29 Apr 2005 The Chronicle Journal
13 May 1978 The Chronicle Journal
Rahmer, Scott Louis
29 June 1970 The Chronicle Journal
13 July 1967 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Viola, aged 53 years, resident of R.R. 2,
Arthur St. Road died at her home Thursday July 13, 1967 following a heart seizure. Adherent of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving husband D'Yncourt at home,
sons John 713 West Mary St., Donald, O'Connor Township and Clarence at home, daughters Jean, Mrs. William McLory, Toronto; Florence, Mrs. M. Franklin, O'Connor
Township; Joan, Mrs. A. Saario, Lybster Township; Myrna and Darlene at home; eleven grandchildren. Brothers Edgar, Cecil, and James Veley of Oliver township and
Gordon of Fort William; sisters Cora, Mrs U. Sjostrum and Lora, Mrs. Les Wing both of Paipoonge, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Funeral services at 10 a.m.
in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. G.E. Foreman of the Evangel Pentecostal Church officiating. Interment in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery.
Raijhala, Karl Herman
Mon 9 July 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Karl Herman Raijhala(sp?)
who died at his farm in Gorham Township on Friday night at the age of 57 years, was held at two o'clock this afternoon
from his late residence to Gorham Cemetery which is situated on the deceased's own property.
The body was taken to Gorham township at ten o'clock this morning from the Everest Thomson Mortuary. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Coughlin, 222 McIntyre
Street, Port Arthur.
Mon 23 Oct 1944 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The body of Arvi Raitanen, 45, was found
Saturday afternoon hanging in a porch in the Oliver Township homestead of Mrs. Hilma Niskanen, 39 Machar Avenue. Raitanen, who had been in ill health, was
engaged by Niskanen as a caretaker of the farm October 17. The body was found by Mrs. Niskanen and her daughter Agnes when they went to the farm to take
Raitanen some provisions, about 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Coroner Dr. Charles Powell released the body for burial and it was brought to the Funeral
Chapel, 299 Arthur Street. There will be no inquest. Raitanen had no known relatives in the country.
Mon 21 Mar 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night in McKellar
Hospital of Sulo Raithanen, two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Raithanen of Conmee Township. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Ilia, 7.
The funeral was held this afternoon from the Blake Funeral Chapel at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.
Wed 15 Feb 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a short illness, the death occurred
late yesterday in a Port Arthur Hospital of Mrs. Impi Raivio, wife of Alexander Raivio of Murillo, aged 46. She was born in Finland and had resided in this district
for 20 years. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Matt, 20, and Einari, 15, as well as two brothers and one sister in Finland. The funeral will be held
at 1:30 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur. Rev. M.N. Westerback of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officate. The body will be placed
in the vault at Riverside Cemetery and intermnet will be in the spring in stanley Cemetery.
Rajakisto, John (Juho Vihtori)
Mon 7 Feb 1966 Port Arthur News Chronicle
John, age 70, of Dawson Court died Saturday
February 5, 1966 in Dawson Court after a lengthy illness. Born in Tammela, Finland, he came to Canada and this district 40 years ago, operating a garage at Kaministiquia
for a number of years. Survived by one daughter, Lila Mrs. K. Kiviluoma, 169 Matthews Street; five grandchildren, one sister, brothers and other relatives in Finland. He
was predeceased by his first wife Aili and one daughter in 1933, and his second wife Miina in 1959. The funeral will be held at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Everest Funeral
Chapel, 299 arthur Street, with Rev. William Ross of the Lutheran Chaplaincy officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery.
Tues 9 May 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Ursula Rajakisto, aged two years, died
at Sunshine on Sunday evening, April 30th after a lingering illness. The deceased child was taken from Kaminisitiquia to Russia during August last year by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rajakisto, where she first contracted her illness. Following the death of her mother in Russia from Typhoid Fever in November, the
child was brought back to Kaminisitiquia by her father in February. The sympathy of the community is extended to Mr. Rajakisto and his daughter Lila in their
Rajala, Donald Sulo
Mon 6 Mar 2006 The Chronicle Journal
Tues 24 May 1977 The Chronicle Journal
15 Sept 1959 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Funeral services for Marvin Arnold Rajala,
month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rajala, of Murillo, who died Friday, was held 11 a.m. Monday from the Chapel, 299 Arthur St., with Rev. Dr. G.A. Aho
of Bethel Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.
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.
Mon 22 Jan 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Well known in the Nolalu area, Samuel Rajala,
70, died yesterday morning in hospital here following a four months' illness. He had resided at Nolalu for the past 32 years
and was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Mr. Rajala was born in Finland, and came to the United States about 40 years ago. In 1903 he came to Port Arthur
and in 1908 he moved out to
Nolalu where he took up a homestead and established for his family a comfortable home. He is survived by two daughters, Fanny, Mrs. E.J. Erickson, Nolalu; and
Esther at the family home, and four sons, Felix, Armas, Sulo and Herbert, all of Nolalu. His wife predeceased him about four months ago. The funeral will be
held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock from the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel to the family home at Nolalu at two o'clock. Rev. E.J. Nopola of the Finnish
Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in the Nolalu Cemetery.
Randall, Eva Jean
14 Nov 1923 Port Arthur Daily News Chronicle
Eva Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Randall, of Cloud Bay died last night in Fort William. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from 128 Leith Street to Mountain View Cemetery. Rev.
G.S. Clendinnen of Wesley Methodist Church will conduct services.
Randall, John E.
6 June 1901 Wiarton Echo, Wiarton, Ont
At Adamsville, Albermarle Township, on the 4th inst.,
Jno. E. Randall aged 32 years and 7 months, Funeral Colpoy's Cemetery, 2 p.m. Thursday
Randall, Robert G.
5 Apr 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A resident of the district for the last 34 years
and a veteran of the South African War, Robert George Randall of Oliver Lake, Scoble Township died last evening in hospital. he was 64 years old. The late Mr.
Randall during his lengthy residence of the Lakehead made a host of friends. His loss will be felt keenly especially by his many friends in Scoble Township.
During the Great War he was Sergeant on the Home Guard. He is survived by one brother, Charles of Redditt, Ontario and two sisters, nieces and nephews, living
in London, England. A nephew, Len Randall resides in Fort William. Funeral arrangements will be announced later pending word from the brother Charles who will
arrive in the city tomorrow.
15 July 1988 The Chronicle Journal
Randle, Alexander Richard "Dick"
Tues 21 June 1988 The Chronicle Journal
31 Dec 1976 The Chronicle Journal
Mrs. Annie Randle, age 85 years of Grandview Lodge, former
long time resident of Cloud Bay died December 31, 1976. Member of the Blake Women's Institute St Luke's Disking Club. Her family and home were her main interests.
She was married to George Randle who predeceased her in August 1957. Survived by four sons Gordon and Charles of RR 3, Albert RR 1, Bill of Ironwood St. Four
daughters Emma - Mrs. E, Hearst RR3, Mary - Mrs. B. Tripp - 105 W. Moodie St, Pearl - Mrs. P. Buzzi - 821 N. Brodie, Dorothy - Mrs. M. Oleksuk - RR 3. Thirty
eight grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren. Three brothers, Sam, Harold and Rob Hyatt, Dewberry, Alta. Other relatives also survive. Predeceased by her parents,
four brothers, Tom, Jim, Andy, and William, four sisters, Beatrice, Lydia, Mary and Louise. Funeral services Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel Rev.
J. Grande of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating. Interment family plot Mountain View Cemetery.
18 Oct 1990 The Chronicle Journal
4 Sept 1973 Wiarton Echo, Wiarton, Ont
Mrs. Eleanor of Port Rowan, passed away at the
Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, Tuesday September 4th, in her 56th year. Her husband Harvey Randle predeceased her in 1967. Surviving are one son Douglas
of Simcoe, two daughters Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Kington of St. Catherines, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Roloson of Port Rowan, brother Cecil Rowles of Prescott, Ontario,
two sisters, Mrs. Loretta Beakstead, Rockville, Ontario and Mrs. Dorothy Prosser of Cardinal, Ontario. Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 6th,
at 10:30 a.m. from the Baldock Funeral Home, Simcoe. Interment will be in the Coplpoys Bay Cemetery, approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Randle, George A.
21 Aug 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Pioneer of Cloud Bay Geo. A. Randle Dies.
George A. Randle of Cloud Bay, former Councillor for Crooks Township and Neebing Council and one time trustee of the Cloud Bay School Board, died Tuesday at
the family home. Mr. Randle was born at Wiarton, Bruce County, and was married there to the former Miss Annie Hyatt in 1913. They came to the district in
July of that year taking up residence in Cloud Bay where Mr. Randle farmed and maintained and interest in woods operations for 44 years. He was a former
member of the Orange Lodge at Oliphant, Ont., and was an adherent of the United Church. Surviving besides his wife are daughters Emma (Mrs. Cecil Hurst)
of Cloud Bay, Mary (Mrs. B. W. Tripp) of 1912 Bailey Ave, Pearl (Mrs. Patrick Buzzi) of 821 North Brodie Street, Dorothy (Mrs. Alex Sedor) of R.R. No. 3
and sons Gordon and Charles of Cloud Bay, Albert of Frederica Street and William of Devon Township. Thirty-one grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. William
Randle of Port Arthur, 3 brothers and three sisters also survive. The brothers are Joseph of Prospect Avenue, Port Arthur, Alex of Blake Township and
Ray of Prince George, B.C. The sisters are Mrs. Amy Vincent of Windsor, Mrs Lila Christie of Prince George, B.C. and Mrs. James Straiton of Windemere
Street, Port Arthur. He was predeceased by his father and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:45 p.m. in the George E. Blake Funeral
Home, with Rev. Dan McIvor, M.P. officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Randle, Geraldine Agnes
28 Oct 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday of baby
Geraldine Agnes Randle, 3 months old and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Alexander Randle of Blake Township, near Moose Hill. Death followed a short illness.
The funeral was held this afternoon from the family home at two o'clock. Rev. O. Hendricks, Port Arthur officiated and interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery.
Randle, Geraldine 16 Oct 1970 The Chronicle Journal
10 Jan 1986 The Chronicle Journal
12 Jan 1968 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Hannah, age 96, of Dawson Court,
died there on Thursday, January 11, 1968. She was born in Eastern Ontario, moved to Cloud Bay as a pioneer resident in 1911, moving to Port Arthur in 1941.
She was an adherent of the Re-Organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by three daughters, Amy, Mrs. J.R. Vincent, of Windsor;
Maida, Mrs. James Brenzen, of Roblin, Man. (enroute); Lila, Mrs. B. Christie of Prince George, B.C.; three sons, Roy of Prince George; Alex of Fort William;
Joe, 115 Prospect Ave; 41 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren; one brother, Willard Booth, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Predeceased by her husband William and four sons. The funeral will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Sargent and Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court St.
with Elder Anson A. Miller officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery
Randle, Harvey, Capt.
6 Nov 1967
Harvey T. Randle Harbour Pilot Dies At Simcoe. Capt. Harvey T. Randle,
former rear commodore for the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and pilot for the Hamilton Harbour Commission since 1960, died in Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe,
Tuesday. He was 57. Capt. Randle had been working around Hamilton Harbour since youth, when he was a deckhand on the first "Macassa." For several years,
he piloted ships up and down the St. Lawrence River for Beaver Dredging of London, England, and organized their tug boats between Quebec City and Hamilton.
He was a great Lakes Officer for some time and later owned a yacht, the "Day Dream," which he sold to the Harbour Commission. It is now called the "Seaport."
During Marilyn Bell's swim across Lake Ontario his yacht was one of the vessels used by the press to cover the event. As a pilot for the Harbour Commission,
he was responsible for meeting and guiding into the harbour about 300 ships a year. Before entering his Sailors career, Mr. Randle started as a call boy on
the Canadian Pacific Railway and worked his way up to locomotive fireman, and worked out of Orangeville and Owen Sound. It was while working at Orangeville
he joined the staff of the Canadian Oil Co. where he became manager for the Hamilton area, and privately owned a oil distributing business at Stoney Creek.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor of Fruitland, and one son Douglas of Fruitland, a daughter Barbara, Mrs. Jack Kingston of St. Catherines, and Shirley,
Mrs. Charles Roloson of Port Rowan, and a sister Dora, Mrs. Alfred Whalen of Sydney, N.S. Funeral service was at the Thorpe Funeral Home, Hamilton.
Randle, Helen Rose
10 Dec 1992 The Chronicle Journal
21 Feb 1907 Wiarton Echo, Wiarton, Ont
Died-At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D.
Renshaw, Oliphant, Feb. 10th, 1907 John Randall aged eighty nine years and eight months. In the death of Mr. Randall, an old landmark is removed from
this place, born June 1817 in Warwickshire, England. He had nearly attained the great age of ninety years retaining all of his facilities to the last.
Forty five years ago he removed to Meaford and from thence to this place, where he has resided for thirty three years. As a member of the Disciple Church,
a steady God-fearing man and a good neighbor, he will be regretted by everyone. Three children are left to mourn the loss of a kind father. William Randall,
Mrs. D. Renshaw, Oliphant and Mrs. E.H. Jones of De Tour, Michigan. After services by Rev. Rodgers, of Wiarton the funeral took place to Colpoy's cemetery,
where the remains were interred beside his wife's who preceeded him six years ago.
Randle, Joseph H.
7 Nov 1968 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Randle, Karen Susan (Clapp)
Wed 22 Aug 2007 Chronicle Journal
Randle, Leslie Rodney
19 Sept 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A resident of Cloud Bay for nearly
30 years, Leslie Rodney Randle, Mary Street, Jumbo Gardens, Port Arthur, died in Port Arthur General Hospital last night after a short illness. Born in
Amabel, Ontario, he came to Cloud Bay with his parents in 1911 and moved to Port Arthur in 1941 and was employed by the Thunder Bay Harbor Improvements Ltd.
He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Lenora and Verna at home; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Randle, of Port
Arthur; five brothers, George of Cloud Bay, Jack of Blake Township, Joseph of 90 Algonquin Avenue, Port Arthur; Alexander, R.R. No. 3, Fort William; and Ray
of Prince George, B.C. Three sisters also survive, Amy, Mrs. J.R. Vincent of Windsor; Lila, Mrs. Albert Christie, Prince George, B.C.; Maida, Mrs. R.J. Straiten,
413 North High Street, Port Arthur; several nieces and nephews in the district. The funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. from the Sargent's Chapel, Port
Arthur and will be conducted by Rev. C.W. Tompkins. Interment will be in Mountain View cemetery.
Randle, Leslie Newman
Wed 12 Sept 2007 Chronicle Journal
Randle, Nora Geraldine
18 Feb 2002 The Chronicle Journal
Mon 12 May 1947 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Richard David Randle, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Randle, 1908 Bailey Avenue, Fort William, died suddenly Saturday night in hospital there. Surviving
besides his parents are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Chorney, 217 Stephen Street, Port Arthur; and Mr. and Mrs. George Randle, Cloud Bay. The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon from the Chapel, 200 South May street to Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. J.D. McKenzie First Church United will officiate.
Randle, Susan Gretel
22 Apr 2003 The Chronicle Journal
Randle, Terry Gene
22 Oct 2002 The Chronicle Journal
14 Feb 1921 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday afternoon of
Ward Randle, eighteen year old son of Mr. & Mrs. John Randle of Cloud Bay, in St. Joseph's Hospital. The funeral was held this afternoon from C. Jenkens
Undertaking Parlors. Rev. Mr. Miller of Port Arthur officiated. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.
20 Dec 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late William Randle, of
Cloud Bay, who died yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Jenkens and Sons Funeral Home. Elder Hanson Miller, of Murillo
will officiate and burial will be in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery
Ranta, Charles Einar
Mon 16 Apr 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in hospital
yesterday morning following a three years illness of Charles Einar Ranta, 48, of Lappe, Ont. Born in Port Arthur, he attended the Port Arthur Schools.
Prior to his illness, he was employed on his father's farm at Lappe. He was a member of the Lappe Finnish Lutheran Church. He is survived by his father, Chas.,
three brothers, Andrew, Aarvi, and Toivo, of Lappe and two sisters, Esther, mrs. U. Niemi, Ware Township, and Julia, Nrs. O. Kivinen, of Lappe. Several nieces
and nephews also survive. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock from the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel to Lappe Finnish Lutheran Church
for services at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Lappe Cemetery.
Tues 4 May 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday in St. Joseph's
hospital of John Ranta at the age of 76 years. He had been ill for seven months. Mr. Ranta, until illness forced his retirement, carried on a farm in Graham
Township which he established 30 years ago. He never married and has no near relatives residing in Canada. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30
o:clock from the funeral parlors of Everett - Cardinal thence to Riverside Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Hervi and Rev. Heimonen.
Ranta, John Edward
Mon 14 Mar 1955 Port Arthur News Chronicle
John Edward Ranta, 69, of Silver Mountain,
formerly of Suomi, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon at Silver Mountain. Born in Lapua Vaasan Laani, Finland, he came to this district 32 years ago. He spent
a short time in Port Arthur and then moved to Suomi where he operated his own farm until 1949 moving to Silver Mountain to make his home with his son Sulo.
Surviving are his wife Aliina, two sons, Sulo and Victor and one daughter Taimi, Mrs. Urho Hovi, 16 grandchildren, all of Silver Mountain. The funeral will
be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Chapel, 299 Arthur St., with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J.W. Sippola, Finnish Lutheran Church, will officiate.
Ranta, John Edward Thurs 17 Mar 1955 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
The funeral of John Edward Ranta, 69,
of Silver Mountain, who died Sunday, was held at 2.pm. Wednesday from the Chapel, 299 Arthur St., with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J.W. Sippola, Finnish
Lutheran Church officiated. Two Finnish Hymns were sung. Pallbearers were Jack Kuusisto, Allan Pykkari, John Kotala, Urho Piilo, Walter Hummakko and Arvo Hovi.
28 Aug 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in hospital early this morning
after a short illness of John Rantala, 71, well known farming resident of Pearson Township. Born in Kuortane, Finland, Mr. Rantala had farmed in Pearson Township since
1918. He came to Canada in 1900 and first settled at Sault Ste. Marie. He came to Fort William six years later in 1906. Surviving besides his wife are three daughters
and one son. They are Fannie, Mrs. William Jarvis, 297 Dewe Avenue, Port Arthur; Jenny, Mrs. W. Wiartson, 217 Ogden Street; Aili, Mrs. William Ketonen, 1024 Alexander
Street. The son, Tauno lives in Toronto. There are two brothers living; they are Elias Rantala, Conmee Township; and Alex Rantala living in the United States. Also
living are other relatives in Canada and Finland. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church and by virtue of his long residence and industry was well known
in the Pearson farming community. The body is resting at Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel. Funeral arrangements will be made later.
Rantala, John Sat 2 Sept 1944 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
The funeral of John Rantala, 71, of Pearson
Township, who died Monday, was held at Fort William yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 226 South Syndicate Avenue. Rev. R. W. Heikkinen
of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, officiated. Two hymns were sung with Miss Aini Rantanen as organist. Intermnet was in the family plot, Mountain
View Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Eli Vietala, Frank Gronlund, K. Kantola, and three sons-in-law, William Ketonen, William Wirtanen, and William Jarvi. The
funeral was largely attended and a large number of floral tributes were received.
Rantala, Kalle Fri 6 Dec 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Pioneer of the district, Kalle Ranta, 83, of Lappe,
died yesterday in hospital after an illness of six weeks. Born in Ahtari, Finland, he was an early Finnish Settler, coming to Port Arthur 58 years ago. For the
past 54 years he farmed at Lappe. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church there. Surviving are two sons, Toivo and Andrew, of Lappe, a daughter, Julia,
Mrs. Oscar Kivinen, 878 Red River Road, Port Arthur, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lydia Ranta, Lappe, 11 grandchildren, step-sons, Charles Kylander of Nipigon, John
Kylander of Port Arthur. He was predeceased by his wife Wilhelmina in 1906 as well as sons Arvid and Einar, and a daughter Esther Niemi. The funeral will be
held at 1 p.m. from the Everest's Chapel to the Finnish Lutheran Church, Lappe for a two o'clock service by Rev. A.E. Aho of Fort William. Burial will be in the
old Lappe Cemetery.
Mon 24 July 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
John Rantamaki, 61, of MacKenzie, died
Sunday in Hospital. A resident of the district for 23 years after coming from Finland, he had homesteaded for the past ten years at Mackenzie. He is survived by
his wife and a son, Vilho in Finland and a sister, Mrs. A. Forlsin of Aberdeen, Washington. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Everest's Chapel
to Riverside Cemetery.
Wed 3 Mar 1937 Fort William Daily Times Journal
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Mon 8 July 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred on Saturday at his
home, Morningside, McIntyre township of Walter Rathbone, aged 61. Born in Chester, England, he had lived in this district 23 years. He was a barber by trade.
He is survived by his wife. The funeral was held at 3:30 o'clock from the funeral home, 21 Court Street North, Port Arthur, with Rev. A.J. Bull officiating.
Pallbearers were: W. Checkley, E. Wilson, Dr. C. DeJardine, P.V. Ibebtson, J. Wood and A. McGillis.
Thurs 1 Dec 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Stricken fatally yesterday morning while in bed, John
Ratyshyn, 63, former resident of Fort William, died at the farm of Mrs. Annie Dubec, 31 miles west on the Dawson Roaad. Magistrate W.W. O'Brien, acting coroner of Port
Arthur, with provincial police officers, investigated and found that death was due to heart disease. The late Mr. Ratyshyn had been employed at the C.P.R. on the section
for 19 years. Fort the last two or three years he had been retired from the railroad but worked at the farm. He apparently was in good health Tuesday night when he went
to bed. He slept in a bunk with Peter Dubec, son of Mrs. Dubec. Peter awoke at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning and was unaware of anything unusual when he arose. Ratyshyn
he thought was sleeping. About 8 o'clock Mrs. Dubec went to call the man. After calling him twice he did not answer so she went to shook him. The man was dead, however.
His widow, two daughters, and one son reside in Poland. The funeral likely will be held Saturday morning.
Ratyshyn, John Sat 3 Dec 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of the late John Ratyshyn,
who died suddenly Wednesday morning on a farm on the dawson Road, will be held Monday afternoon from the Cardinal's Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clock. Interment
will be in Arthur Street Cemetery.
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Rautio, Vilho John
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Mon 28 Jan 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for William Raven, 22-month-old
son of Private and Mrs. Charles Raven, who died last Thursday will be held on Wednesday afternoon, leaving the Geo. E. Blake Chapel for services at 2 p.m.
in the Finnish Lutheran Church at Nolalu, conducted by Rev. J.W. Sippola. Burial will be in the family plot, Nolalu Cemetery. Survivng grandparents of the infant
are Mr. amd Mrs. William Harri of Nolalu.
Rea, Ida Ethel
Tues 5 Apr 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night of Ida Ethel
Rea, 5-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Rea, Moose Hill. Besides her parents she is survived by three sisters and two brothers.The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Blake Funeral Chapel and interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery.
Rea, Mrs. David
23 Apr 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. David C. Rea, of Blake
Township, who died Tuesday morning was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B.F. Rice of First Baptist
Church officiating. The funeral was largely attended with the chapel filled to overflowing. There were many floral tributes, Word of condolence were expressed
by the minister to bereaved relatives. "Nearer My God To Thee" was sung with Mrs. C. Hopkins Ould at the organ. The pallbearers were; Stewart Robbins, Sanford
Johnson, Gus Strandberg, Louie Klages, Oscar Zimmerman and Stewart Rea. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery, the family plot.
Wed 6 Feb 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Peter Rea, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Stuart of North Neebing, who died on Sunday, was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel. Rev. Father A.J. Hogan,
of St. Agnes' Roman Catholic Church officiated and burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Rea, Russell David
Mon 16 Feb 1948 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in hospital
Friday night of baby Russell David Rea, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rea, Blake Township. The baby was born Jan 4. Surviving are the parents and two brothers,
Reginald, 8 and Robert, 2, and the grandparents, D. Rea and Anthony Skroder, both of Blake. There are several aunts, uncles and cousins in the district.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. today from the Blake Funeral Chapel. Rev. D.A. Bakalyar, of Trinity Lutheran Church officiated. Interment was in Mountain
Thurs 3 Apr 1924 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Baby Reed, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
E.A. Reed, of McIntyre Township, died, aged one day, in St. Joseph's Hospital yesterday. The funeral was held this afternoon from Morris' Funeral Parlors
to Riverside Cemetery.
Thurs 7 May 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Alexander Reid,
pioneer resident of Oliver Township, who died yesterday morning will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence in Oliver Township. Rev.
J. Anderson of Murillo United Church will officiate and interment will be in Stanley Cemetery.
Wed 7 Apr 1915 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night in Fort William of John
Reid at the age of sixty-five years. He had for many years been employed by the C.P.R. and for the past three to four years had been employed as a pumpman at Rossport.
He was well known by the older employees of the road all over the system. He is survived by his wife and ten children, nine of whom live at Rossport and one at
Chapleau. A niece, Mrs. John Fraser lives at 824 South Brodie Street, Fort William. The remains will be taken from Matheau and Thompson's Undertaking Establishment
tomorrow morning and placed upon the C.P.R. train number four and taken to Rossport, where interment will take place.
Reid, Martha (Vogel)
Thurs 28 June 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
a district resident 55 years, Mrs.
Martha Reid, widow of the late John Reid, died in Port Arthur Hospital this morning at the age of 80 years. She is survived by seven daughters, two sons, 20
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Four grandsons served in the Armed Forces during the war. Mrs. Reid was an active worker for her church, St. George's
Anglican, Port Arthur, and a member of the women's guild. Born at Renfrew County, Ont., she and John Reid were married at Amyot in 1886 and came to live at Rossport
in 1890. Following Mr. Reid's death in 1915, Mrs. Reid moved to Port Arthur in 1916 and has lived there ever since. The family residence is at 240 Wolseley Street.
Surviving are two sons, H.D. Jack Reid, 193 Shuniah Street, Port Arthur; and Edgar N. Reid, Chapleau; seven daughters, May, Mrs. Pullen of 129 Dease street, Fort
William; Eleanor, Mrs. E. O'Connor, Schreiber; Agnes, Mrs. Frank Gerow, 198 Peter Street, Port Arthur; Henrietta, Mrs. "Billy" Funk, at home; Mabel, Mrs. J.
Jamieson, 228 College Street; Ruby, Mrs. W. Hood, at home; and Myrtle, Mrs. T. Zest, Vickers Heights; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Four
grandsons served in this war. They are L/Cpl. Jack Funk, killed in action in France last August; Pte. Raymond Gerow, L.S.R. overseas; L/Cpl. Paul Zest,
Dundurn, Sask.; and Petty Officer John Pullen, R.C.NV.R. at Sea. A brother, Rex Vogel lives at Enderby, B.C. The body will rest at Sargent's Chapel until 9:30 a.m.
Saturday when it will be removed to St. Geroge's Anglican Church for requiem at 10 a.m. and will lie in state until funeral services are held at 2 p.m. by Rev.
Thomas Cann. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Reivonen, Helen Lempi Dagmar
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Mon 22 Feb 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred this morning
of Baby Kenneth Reivonen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Toivo Reivonen, of Nolalu, Ont. Funeral arrangements are not known yet.
24 July 1917 Wiarton Echo, Wiarton, Ont
In the passing of Daniel Renshaw, whose death
occurred Tuesday morning, there has departed a man of far more than ordinary personality. He was an old sailor, had belonged to the British Navy for years,
been all around the world, and had an experience possessed by few. It is, too, to be remembered that he was one who took part in helping to crush the first
Riel rebellion, and made the trip from Port Arthur to Winnipeg by boat and over trails. It is no wonder that he possessed traits of character distinctly
striking, and everyone knew and respected him. He had been a resident of this district upwards for 50 years. He settled first in Wiarton, when there were
only a few houses, but had lived most of the time on the Oliphant Road. In politics he was a Conservative and in religion was a member of the Disciples
Church. He was a Mason and an Orangeman. He is survived by a widow and seven sons and five daughters. The sons are Daniel and Ben, Fort William: William,
Alberta; Charlie, Medicine Hat, Albert, at home; Beril, with the Bruce 160th; Zeb in Sask.; The daughters are--Mrs. Irwin, Alberta; Mrs. Duncan, Sask.;
Mrs. Hyatt, Oliphant; and the Misses Hannah and Ida, at home. The deceased was 79 years of age, had always been vigorous and death was due to internal
cancer. Interment takes place tomorrow in the Olpihant Cemetery.
2 July 1938 The Canadian Echo, Wiarton, Ont
Mrs. D. Renshaw Died Saturday. The death occurred
of a highly esteemed and old resident of Amabel Twp. In the person of Mrs. Daniel Renshaw, at her late home on Oliphant Road. Her passing was quite sudden and
was due to heart affection. She was in her 79th year. Her maiden name was Jean Randle, and she was born in England in 1860 and came to Canada with her parents
when three years old. The family first settled at Meaford, remaining there for a short time, going from there to Amabel Township, where deceased had resided
for the past 65 years. She was married 60 years ago to Daniel Renshaw and since that time has resided on the Oliphant Road. She was a member of the former
Disciples Church at Wiarton. She is survived by seven sons, namely: David, Benjamin, Charles and Andrew Zebedee, all of Fort William; William of Lougheed,
Alta.; Perley, Dass, Alta.; Albert, at home; and five daughters, namely; Mrs Edward Duncan, Neville, Sask.; Mrs. Jas. Hyatt, Oliphant; Mrs Frank Smith,
Colpoy's Bay, and Miss Ida at home. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence. Rev. W.M. Lee taking the service.
Mon 4 June 1906 Fort William Daily Times Journal
William Riddehough, until lately a
resident of Fort William was found dead yesterday in a small creek a short distance from Murillo. It was thought that the death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Riddehough had resided in Fort William more than ten years during which time he was in the employ of the Canadian Pacific when early last spring he removed
with his family to Murillo. Yesterday he was out driving and it is thought that he had stopped at the stream in which his body was found to water the horses
when he suffered a stroke which caused his death. Mr. Riddehough had many friends in Fort William and his death will be greatly lamented in local C.P.R. circles.
He leaves a widow and a large family of sons and daughters, most of whom are grown up. The funeral was held this afternoon from the family residence to Murillo
Sat 30 Dec 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Alex Riikimaki, who died suddenly on Tuesday, will be held next Tuesday from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel to Leeper for
services at 2 o'clock. Rev. E.J. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in Leeper Cemetery.
Mon 2 June 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A large number of sorrowing friends attended
funeral services on Saturday for Nick Rintala, 57-year-old resident of Nolalu, who died in a Toronto hospital on Monday. The services were held from Blake's
Funeral Chapel at noon to the family residence in Nolalu. They were conducted by the Rev. J.A. Campbell of the Free Methodist Church at Hymers, assited by
Miss E. Rissanen. Burial was made in the family plot in Nolalu Cemetery. A choir Sand "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee" while a Finnish hymn was
offered as a duet by Miss Rissanen and Miss. E. Tikka. Pallbearers were I.A. Klamle, Henry Erickson, Emil Nyman, Herbert Harju, Charles Lillhoyk, and J. Maki.
Rintala,Weino Wayne Allan
Mon 1 Oct 1973 Chronicle Journal
Funeral services for Mr. Weino (Wayne) Allan Rintala,
age 52 of RR No. 2 Nolalu, who died Wednesday were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel with Rev. R. Grande of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kakabeka Falls,
officiating. Attending were neighbors, church memebers and friends. Interment was in Nolalu Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Emil Nyman, Bob Maenpaa, Carl Jacobsen,
Eli Korpi, Runar Backstrom and Charle Matthews.
Rissanen, Judith Lorraine
Thurs 13 Apr 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Judith Lorraine,
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurie Rissanen, McKenzie, who died Sunday was held yesterday afternoon from the Everest's Chapel at 2 o'clock to Riverside
Cemetery. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen officiated. There were two hymns in Finnish with Miss Aini Rantanen at the organ.
Mon 18 July 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Robbins,
R.R. 3, Fort William, died last Friday afternoon. Born on July 11, 1955, the baby had been ill since birth. Surviving besides the parents are three brothers
and four sisters, all at home. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home, attended by close friends and relatives. Appropriate
music was played by the chapel organist. Rev A.W. Akerley of the First Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Scoble Cemetery.
Robbins, Ellen May
Tues 4 Apr 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred early this morning
after a 14 months illness of Ellen May Robbins, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Robbins, Slate River. Born in Kisbey, Sask., she came here with her parents
12 years ago. She attended Scoble school and prior to her illness she was in the employ of the Canadian Car and Foundry Co., LTD being among the first of the
girl aircraft workers at the local plant. She was very well known in the district and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She is survived by her
parents the father at present serving with the Veterans Guard of Canada at Angler, Ont. Also surviving are four brothers and two sisters. The brothers are
Gunnar Harold with the Canadian Army in Italy. Gunnar Gilbert with the Canadian Army in England, while Ronald and Melville Robbins are living at home. The
sisters are Patricia, living with her aunt, Mrs. Charles Adliff of Slate River and Alice living at home. Her grandfather Sirene Robbins is a resident of East
Francis Street. There are several aunts and uncles also surviving in the district. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in Jenkens
& Son funeral chapel where the Rev. D.A. Bakalyar of the Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.
Robbins, Harry S. Mon 22 Nov 1965 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Robbins, Mary Elizabeth
Former resident of Blake township,
Harry S. Robbins, 37, died in Calgary hospital during the weekend following a short illness. Born in Fort William, son of Mrs. Robbins and the late
Stewart Robbins, he was educated at Blake Township School. He was employed with Hacquoil Construction Co., and the Municipality of Neebing for some
years and served Korea three years with Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. Following discharge he returned to the Twin Cities for a short time,
then moved to Calgary in 1951 where he worked on construction until retiring because of ill health. He was a former member of ANAF Veterans. Surviving
are his wife Vera, Calgary; his mother, Mrs. S. Robbins, and a brother Brian, both of RR 3 Fort William; five sisters, Vivian (Mrs. Ed Moon), Downsview,
Ont.; Norma (Mrs. E.V.Polhill), Grey Cr.; Sheila (Mrs. J.S. Romick), East Christina St.; Dorothy (Mrs. J. Mikkelson), Calgary; and Marlene (Mrs. A. Lawrence),
Winston Hall and other relatives. He was predeceased in 1964 by his father.
Mon 2 Mar 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A well-known and highly respected
resident of the city and district since 1903, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Robbins, widow of the late Peter Robbins, of Oliver Township, died yesterday afternoon at
the residence of her niece, Mrs. Joseph Frost, 403 Conmee Street, Port Arthur. Mrs. Robbins who was 66 years old, died following five months illness. News
of her death will be received with heartfelt sorrow by a wide circle of friends. Born at Tweed, Hastings County, Ont., she came to Fort William in 1903.
In 1920 the family moved to Oliver Township, where she had resided since. She is survived by five sons, three of whom are serving with His Majesty's Forces,
and one daughter. They are Charles of Winnipeg; Cyril, serving overseas with the Forestry Corps; Ray, stationed at Port Arthur with the Forestry Corps; Fred
stationed at Val Cartier, Quebec, with the Forestry Corps; Archie, living at home, and Verna, Mrs. Thomas Chase of Winnipeg, who has been in the city for
the past week. There are two brothers, Aaron Robbins of Bannockburn, Ont., and Serene, of Moose Hill. Also surviving are four grandchildren. Her husband
died in 1938 and a daughter Stella, died in 1940. the body is resting at the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Sat 3 Sept 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Peter Robbins, a well-known resident of Oliver Township died this morning at the family residence. He was 84 years old and had been a resident of the district
for the last 25 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Chafe, of Winnipeg, a son Charles of Winnipeg and Mrs. W. Wallace, Raymond,
Cyril, Archie and Fred, all residents of Oliver. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel. Burial will be
in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mon 3 June 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday of baby
Muriel Robbins, two weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Robbins of Paipoonge Township. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel. Rev. Agnew H. Johnston of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiated and burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Robbins, Sirene Anson Tues 14 May 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Sirene Anson Robbins, resident of
Slate River, Blake Township for the past 43 years died in hospital here this morning age 83. He was born at Madock, Ont., on January 25, 1863 and when he was
40 years old brought his wife and family to Blake Township where they established a farm. Mr. Robbins had made many friends both in the district and in the
two lakehead cities. He was a member of the United Church of Canada. Surviving are three sons, Stewart and Delbert of Blake Township, and Harry of Paipoonge,
and two daughters, Alice, Mrs. Charles Adliff, of Blake Township and Della, Mrs. E. Gonyon, of Port Arthur. There are 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A brother Orin resides in Eastern Ontario. His wife predeceased him in 1907. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Jenkens and Son Chapel.
Burial will be in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery.
Wed 22 July 1964 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mr. Stewart Robbins, aged 69 years,
resident of Blake Township, died in hospital Tuesday July 21st, 1964 following a lengthy illness. Adherent of the United Church. Surviving, wife Ruth at
home; sons Harry, Calgary; Brian, at home; daughters Vivian, Mrs. E.J. Moon, Slate River; Norma, Mrs. E. Pohill, Grey Crescent; Sheila, Mrs. J. Romick,
Evans Apts, Brown Street; Dorothy, Mrs. C. Mikelson, Calgary; Marlene, Mrs. A. Lawrence, Winston Hall Apts., seven grandchildren, brothers Harry, Stanley Park;
Delbert, Blake Township; sister, Mrs. Charles (Alice) Adliff of Blake Township. Nephews, nieces and other relatives also survive. Funeral services will be
held at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the Jenkens Funeral Home under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 6, Fort William, the Rev. Donald R. Ross
officiating. Interment in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery.
Robert, Exilda (Ross)
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18 Dec 1961 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Roberts, Ivy Bertha
Thurs 6 June 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Ivy Bertha Roberts,
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Roberts, of Murillo, died early this morning in McKellar Hospital, Fort William. She is survived
by her parents and two sisters, Rose Eleanor and Esther May. The body will be taken tomorrow to Murillo, where funeral arrangements are being made.
8 Oct 1914 Mt. Pleasant Times, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Gladys Roberts was called Sunday to attend the funeral of her father Nelson Roberts, who was instantly killed at Grand Ledge. The funeral services
were held at the Pine Church west of Winn. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Gladys in her hour of sorrow.
Robilliard, John Robert "Jr"
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Mrs. Rose Robillard, age 81, of RR 1 Kakabeka Falls, O'Connor
Township died in hospital May 7, 1978. Born in Baltimore, Que., she had been a resident for the last 50 years. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Survived by her husband Meril, one son John at home. Nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Sargent and
son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court St., conducted by Rev. Frank Devine, S.J. Interment in O'Connor cemetery.
Mon 18 Jan 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following an illness of five years. Mrs.
Adeline Rochon, 617 Vickers St. South, Fort William, died in a Port Arthur Hospital this morning at the age of 73. She had been confined to hospital for three
days. Mrs. Rochon came to Fort William 42 years ago from Vankleek Hill, Ontario. She was the wife of Henry Rochon who died 23 years ago. She moved to Port Arthur
in 1900 and had been living with her daughter Miss Viola Rochon at 617 Vickers Street since she became ill. She was a member and former treasurer of Ladies Aid of
St. Joseph's General Hospital, and a member of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. Besides her daughter Viola she is survived by five sons and one daughter; Ray,
364 Van Horne Street, Port Arthur; Herman, 167 College Street, Port Arthur; Hector, 229 McCullough Street, Port Arthur; Fred, Wichita Falls, Tex; Ernest, Timmins
and Mrs. John Gehl, Machar Avenue, Port Arthur. She also leaves three sisters and three brothers; Mrs. S.M. Morrison, Vankleek Hill; Mrs. George Peters, New York
City; Mrs. A.P. Rochon, Windsor; Charles Hamelin, Windsor; Wilfred Hamelin, LaFleche, Sask.; and Henry living in the Peace River District. The funeral will be
held on Wednesday morning leaving the home of her son Herman, 167 College Street, Port Arthur at 9:15 o'clock for service at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church
at 9:30. Interment will be made in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
Fri 2 Oct 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Vaino Romu of Nolalu who died Wednesday will be held Monday from Sargent's Chapel at 10 a.m. to the family residence at Nolalu for services at noon
by Rev. T. Pyykko of the Finnish Lutheran Church and burial in Lybster Cemetery.
Romu, Vaino Tues 6 Oct 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Rosnow, Delores Mae (Kidder)
The funeral of Vaino Romu of Nolalu who died
last Wednesday was held yesterday from Sargent's Chapel at 10:30 a.m. to the family residence at Nolalu where services were conducted by Rev. T. Pyyko of the
Independent Finnish Lutheran Church. Interment was made in Lybster cemetery. Pallbearers were M. Romu, L. Romu, E. Ryyppo, E. Lappalainen, T. Korti, O. Hamalainen.
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Ross, John Capt.
Tues 17 Dec 1912 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Captain John Ross, of Kakabeka Falls, died at the McKellar Hospital, Fort William, today, aged 55 years. He had undergone treatment in Rochester, Minn, returning a
few days ago to the McKellar Hospital, where he died almost within a day after his return.
Ross, John Capt. Wed 18 Dec 1912 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
To Be Buried On His Farm - Dying Wish of Captain John Ross Will Be Granted By His Friends - Arrangements For The Funeral.
The funeral of Captain John Ross, who died at the McKellar Hospital Monday will likely be held tomorrow. The funeral arrangements being taken care of by Mr. E.G.
Penniman, of the firm of contractors Seaman and Penniman, in whose employ Mr. Ross had been at Kakabeka some time previous to his death. It was the dying wish of
Mr. Ross that he be buried on his little farm at Kakabeka, where he had toiled long and laboriously and to comply with his wishes his friends will have the casket
containing the remains temporarily placed in the vaults in the Fort William Cemetery and in the spring the body will be laid in its last resting place on the little farm.
Mon 22 June 1981 Chronicle Journal
Mr. Norman Ross, aged 70 years, a resident of Kakabeka Falls, died at his residence on Sunday June 21, 1981, following a seizure. Born in Swift Current, he was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Ross and was educated there and came to Thunder Bay in 1934 with his parents. On June 15th, 1939 he married the former Annabell
Enders and they have resided in O'Connor Township and farmed. Predeceased by his parents, Emma and George Ross, a brother Neil, his son Jack, November 1978 and a
grandson Keith in 1979. Survived by wife Annabell at home, three daughters, Gayle, Mrs. L. DeBon of Virgil, Ont.: Carol, Mrs. J. Burnell of Saskatoon; and Lori
Kubesh of Winnipeg, a daughter-in-law Helen Ross of Thunder Bay, eight grandchildren, 2 sisters, Eva Parsons of Thunder Bay and Edna Gord of Westminster,
British Columbia, nieces, nephews and other relatives survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. J.
Bawtinhelmer of Kakabeka United Church will officiate. Interment is in O'Connor Cemetery.
Tues 6 Nov 1934 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Minnie Rossi, sixty-three years of
age and a resident of the 7th Concession of the Oliver Township, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. With the death of her husband eighteen years
ago this month, she is survived by one daughter, Minnie (Mrs. John Jalonen) and one grandson Archie Jalonen. The funeral services wil lbe held at home
Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church of Port Arthur officiating. Burial will take place at the Stanley
Thurs 22 Apr 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Pioneer and former Marks township resident
Elijah Rozell, 85, of the Fort William Manor, died Wednesday in hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Hymers. Surviving
are a son Stanley of Marks Township and a daughter of Detroit, Mich. The body is resting at the George E. Blake Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Rozell, Elijah Fri 23 Apr 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Marks township pioneer Elijah
Rozell, 85, of the Fort William Manor, who died Wednesday will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Free Methodist Church, Hymers to the family plot Hymers Free
Methodist Cemetery. Rev. C. Greenfield will officiate. The body will be removed at 1:30 p.m. from the George E. Blake Funeral Chapel to the church.
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Rozell, Stanley Thurs 7 May 1987 The Chronicle Journal*****
Rojik, Mary, Mrs. Wm
Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Rozell, resident of
Pinewood Court who died Saturday were held on Wednesday morning in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Hubert officiated and interment was in O'Connor Free
Methodist Cemetery. The pallbearers were Ed Gates, Reuben Killins and Don Earl. Attending the service were longtime family friends and neighbors.
Wed Mar 28 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Stanley - The death occurred at the family home near here on Saturday evening of Mrs. Wm Rojik, shortly
after giving birth to a tiny daughter. She is survived by her husband and ten children. They are Annie (Loon Lake), Andrena and Antonia (Fort William), Cassie,
Daniel, Samuel, Lena, Sophia, Elsie and the infant daughter, who is being cared for by the neighbors. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved
family in their sad loss. Misses Andrena, Annie and Antonia Rojik arrived home Monday accompanied by an aunt from Fort William.
Rozik, Mary Wed 28 Mar 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The death occurred at Stanley on Saturday evening
at 10 p.m. of Mrs. Rozik. The deceased had been a resident of that community for 12 years. The funeral was held yesterday at 1 p.m. from her late residence to
school house number 2. Rev. Father Baker of Fort William officiated at the school and said mass at Harstone R.C. Church on the morning of the funeral. She leaves
to mourn her husband, ten children; Annie, 17; Antonia, 16; Pauline, 15; Adam, 14; Cassie, 12; Sam, 10; Lina, 8; Elsie, 6; Sophie, 5; and Cecilia, an infant of
3 days.The pallbearers were; Messrs Edwin Brozeao, Albert Heisholt, Emile Stiller, Charles Wadson, Albert Jones and Hylmer Sandberg.
Rusak, Baby Anna Fri 10 Jan 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The death occurred yesterday morning at
Kakabeka Falls, of Baby Anna Rusak, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Onufry Rusak. The body was brought to the city by train. The funeral was held this afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the Lynch and Cardinal Funeral Parlors to the Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
23 Feb 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday night in McKellar Hospital
of Baby Rublowski, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rublowski, Quetico, Ont. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from Cardinals Funeral parlors to St.
Ruskin, Aili Susan (Kotala)
Mon 28 Jan 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred on Saturday noon of Mrs.
Aili Susan Ruskin, 44, wife of Alexander Ruskin of Nolalu. She had been in failing health for sometime. Born in Finland, Mrs. Ruskin came to Nolalu at the age of seven
years with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kotala. She was educated in the district and was married in 1926. A member of the Finnish Lutheran church at Nolalu,
she is survived by her husband, two sisters, five brothers and several nephews and nieces. The sisters are Helen, Mrs. Waldemar Tenkula, Nolalu, and Lempi, Mrs. E. Hautaaho
in Finland. The brothers are Emil Kotala of South Gillies, and John, Nestor and Matt Kotala of the Nolalu district. The fuenral will be held on Thursday, leaving the George
E. Blake Chapel for services at 2 p.m. in the Finnish Lutheran Church, Nolalu, conducted by Rev. Orville E. Aho. Burial will be in the family plot, Leeper Cemetery.
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Russell, Mrs. W. T.
Sat 23 May 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Fort Frances, May 23 - The funeral of Mrs. W.T.
Russell, who died last Wednesday following a period of ill health was held yesterday to St. John's Anglican cemetery. Mrs. Russell came to Fort Frances 13 years ago
with her husband who is local bank manager of Dominion Bank. Mrs. Russell is survived by her husband; one brother John Collins, prominent British Columbia lumberman;
one sister Mrs. Grignalll of Bridgewater, N.S.
Rutledge, Richard, Mrs.
26 Oct 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Word was received at Stanley, of the sudden death of Mrs. Richard Rutledge, Sr., of Detroit, formerly a resident of Stanley and Fort William. Mrs. Rutledge died
from heart failure yesterday. During her residence in the district Mrs. Rutledge became well known to a large circle of friends. Besides her husband, she is survived
by four daughters and three sons. They are; May, Ella, Olive and Patricia and George, Richard and Sylvester. several are married and residing in Detroit.
Ruuholm, Carl Arvid
Sat 4 May 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Carl Arvid Ruuholm, 43, died suddenly yesterday
at Lunward Gold Mines, Sioux Lookout district. Born in Finland, Mr. Ruuholm has been a resident of the district since 1917 and has worked at various mining companies
since that time. For the past five years he had been a runner for Boyle Brothers Drilling Co. Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Carol Anne; two sons, Gary and
Carl Arvid Jr., a brother Edward in the R.C.A.F. and the parents, one brother and three sisters in Finland. the body rests at Sargent's Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Fri 2 Nov 1917 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mr. Isaac Ryde dropped dead at his home on Oliver
Road shortly before noon today. Heart failure was the cause. Mr. Ryde was seventy-eight years of age and had been a resident of this district for the last
forty-three years. He leaves one son and three daughters. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
Ryde, Isaac Sat 3 Nov 1917 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Another pioneer of the Thunder Bay district in the
person of Mr. Isaac Ryde, 160 Oliver Road, passed away shortly before noon yesterday. The late Mr. Ryde was born in Derbyshire, England in the year 1839.
At the age of sixteen, he moved with his parents, brothers and sisters to Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Here he grew to manhood and married Miss Harriet Fallowfield.
In the year 1874 they came to Port Arthur where he was employed for a number of years by Smith & Mitchell, butchers. He finally settled on a homestead in
Oliver Township where he resided until his wife died in 1899. In 1901 he married Mrs. Margaret Struble of Mercer, Pa., who survives him with a daughter,
Marjory. Nine years ago he moved to Port Arthur. Of the first union, three children are living. Thomas Ryde and Mrs. R.F. Waddington of Victoria, B.C.
and William Ryde of this city; also two step-children, Clyde Struble of Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. J. W. Langley of Port Arthur, and two sisters, Mrs. T.
Fisher of Stoneboro, Pa., and Mrs. D.T. Nipple of Mulberry, Kansas. He was a lifelong member of the Anglican Church and a very active worker in St.
James Church near his old home from which funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. The funeral will leave his late residence at eleven o'clock
Sunday morning for St. James Church, Murillo, where services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Bruce of West Fort.
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