S-Funeral Notices & Obituaries
Thur 21 June 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night in McKellar Hospital of Anslem Saario, 28, of Leeper, Ont. He had been ill about 2 months. The late Anslem Saario was born at Leeper,
where he had resided all his life as a farmer. He was well known to residents in that district. He is survived by one brother Henry, of Leeper, and three
sisters, Mrs. T. Lehtovaara and Mrs. A. L' Esperance of 236 Heron Street, and Mrs. W. Kuster of Leeper. His mother predeceased him May 26. Funeral arrangements
will be announced later.
Sat 23 June 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The body of the late Anslem Saaria of Leeper, who died Wednesday will be taken to Leeper this afternoon. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from his late
residence to Leeper Cemetery. Rev. E.J. Nopola will officiate.
Tues 17 June 1952 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Arvo Saari, 50, Nolalu, died in hospital in Port
Arthur Monday morning after a long illness. Born in Eneso Biborg, Finland, he came to the district about 40 years ago. He had lived at Shabaqua, Toronto and Mokomon,
and for the past year at Nolalu. He is survived by his wife and one step-son, Wayne Rintala of Nolalu and a sister, Mrs. John Keto of Whonoch, B.C. The body is at
the Chapel, 200 South May Street, Fort William.
Saari, Arvo Wed 18 June 1952 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
The funeral of Arvo Saari, 50, of Nolalu, who died
Monday will be held Saturday afternoon from the Chapel, 200 South May Street, Fort William to Nolalu for services at the family home at 2 o'clock. Rev. Toivo
Pajala, Finnish Pentecostal Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Nolalu Cemetery.
Sat 20 May 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a lengthy illness, Matt Saari died last
night in hospital. He was 63 years old and had resided in Conmee township for the last six years. During his residence in
Conmee he made a host of friends and his loss to the community is felt keenly. He is survived by one son Arvo, of Mokomon, and one daughter, Mrs. John Keto of Vancouver.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel to Conmee Cemetery for burial at 11 o'clock.
Fri 26 June 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Matti Saari, South Algoma Street, Port Arthur, who died yesterday morning will be held Monday from Sargent's Chapel at 11 a.m. to Riverside Cemetery.
Native of Finland, Mr. Saari had lived in the district for 50 years. He was a well known farmer of the Whitefish Lake area for many years before moving to Port Arthur
10 years ago where he was employed with the Provincial mill until his retirement last year. Mr. Saari's wife Mary, died in February 1951. Surviving are a brother Kusti,
of Suomi; two step-daughters living in the United States and a stepson, Albert Peterson of Kaministiquia.
Saari, Senja Maria
Tues 28 July 1914 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Falling into a pit of burning sawdust
at Wolf Siding, Senja Maria Saari, little daughter of Gust Saari, was so severely burned that she died within a few hours. With her little sister, Maria
was walking over to her fathers' sawmill when she dropped through an outer shell of sawdust and fell into a bed of red hot coals. Her father, who was only
about twenty feet away from her, rushed back on hearing her cry for assistance and pulled her from the pit. All attempts to help her were vain and the little
girl died a few hours later. As she wore neither shoes nor stockings, the coals burned her legs terribly before she was rescued. For two months no fire had been
seen in the pit of sawdust which lay near the mill. Some time ago, Mr. Saari burnt some of the rubbish but when the dry weather he, as he had thought, put out the
fire. No sign of flames remained and it was believed that the fire had been totally extinguished. Instead it had eaten into the heart of the pile and formed a
furnace of coals where the girl walked. The girl was a Finlander, aged three years, nine months and nineteen days. Her father owns the mill at Wolf siding on
the P.D. The funeral will be held at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon from Woods Undertaking Rooms where the body was brought last evening.
Wed 19 June 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Dr. C.N. Laurie, Coroner, viewed the body of Miss
Souma Saari, who was drowned in the Mattawan River, near Sunshine Monday afternoon and gave permission for burial. The body enclosed in a home made casket was
interred at Sunshine, Tuesday. Rev. O. Hirvi, of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur conducting services.
Fri 19 Sept 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
William Saarikoski of
Kaminsitiquia, was found dead on the floor of his residence at Intola when visited by a friend last night. He apparently died of a self-inflicted wound
from a .303 British Rifle, Provincial Police Said. Provincial Police were notified by walter Jarva, 57 Secord Street, Port Arthur. Dr. Charles Powell,
coroner, was notified and released the body for burial. The only relative at present is Mrs. P. Hutala of Ear Falls. The body rests at the Sargent Funeral
Home in Port Arthur.
Saarikoski, William Mon 22 Sept 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Funeral services for William
Saarikosko of Intola, who died last Thursday will be held Wednesday from Sargent's Chapel at 2 p.m. to Riverside Cemetery conducted by Rev. T. Pyykko of
the Independent Finnish Lutheran Church. Born in this district 40 yearsa go and a life-long resident, Mr. Saarikoski is survived by a sister, Mrs. Helmi
Hietala of Wabigoon who arrived in Port Arthur yesterday for the funeral.
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Tues 27 Nov 1984 Fort William Daily Times JournalMr. Leo Ilmari Saarinen, age
23 years of R.R. 1, Nolalu, died Nov 24, 1984. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel with
Rev. Leo Glad of the Independent Finnish Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Leeper Cemetery.
Thurs 15 Nov 1900 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The settler who was killed last week
was Alex Sahill, one of those who came from Eastern Ontario last year and settled in the Whitefish Valley. He came from Waterloo County although he was a
native of Switzerland and came to Canada seventeen years ago. He was on his way back to Beaver Mine for feed for his livestock, when it is supposed, that his
horse fell and in trying to help it up he slipped and fell under the horse. He leaves a wife and three small children.
Mon 29 May 1936 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Thunder Bay district waters yesterday claimed their
fourth victim in less than a week, when Alan Salo, 5, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Vaino Salo of Sunshine, was drowned in the Sunshine Creek, thirty miles west of
Port Arthur. The body was recovered today at noon. The young boy had been playing near the creek, a quarter of a mile distant from his home, with a neighbor's
dog throughout the afternoon. About 6 o'clock when his parents called him for supper he could not be found and several neighbors joined in the search for him.
Arvo Maki, section man, found the boy's cap floating in the creek and dragging operations were started at once, with all the residents joining in the search
of the shore of the creek. Dragging was continued until 10:15 o'clock last night without result. This morning Bonnie Aitkens, Sunshine resident, secured a
quantity of chicken wire and this was placed below a boom of 5000 ties lying in the pocket of the river just below the scene of the accident in the hope that
it will catch the body. Should the body pass the wire, it would be carried into the nearby Mattewan River in which a timber drive is in progress. The ties
in the boom are being pulled to the banks of the creek to open a channel with flowing water. Provincial Police were notified and this morning Constable Harvey
Blair was sent to Sunshine to take charge of dragging operations. The bodies of the three victims of drowning on Sunday and Monday, Dan Covenay in Whitefish
Lake, Antti Oja in the Kam River and Lewis Rabboni in the Wolf Creek have not been recovered yet.
Fri Jan 26 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in hospital this morning after
a brief illness of Arvo Salo, 44, of R.R. 1, Kaministiquia. Born in Kalvis, Finland, he came to this district 26 years ago, A bushworker, he was recently employed
by Raymond Kangas at Trout Lake. He is survived by his mother and a sister in Finland and a cousin Sulo Salo of Tarmola, P.O. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday from the Everest Funeral chapel to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J.W. Sippola, of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate.
Salo, Franz Oscar
Tues 8 Aug 1922 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Franz Salo, farm laborer, employed by Gaest
Pennamen at Intola, died Sunday. He was thirty years old and unmarried. The body was removed to Westerman's Funeral Parlors from which place the funeral will
be held this afternoon to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Hirvi conducting the services.
Fri 12 Oct 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Juelle Salo, 63, Marks township farmer for
the past 30 years, died suddenly yesterday afternoon when he was stricken with a heart attack as he was helping a neighbour bale hay. Born in Finland, Mr.
Salo came directly to this district 30 years ago. His wife died 15 years ago. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Survivors include three step-sons,
Eino Saari, Nolalu; Wiljo Saari, 154 South Windemere Avenue, Port Arthur; and Reino Saari, Vancouver. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the Chapel, 226 South Syndicate Avenue, Fort William, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Dr. J.W. Cook, Fort William district coroner said no inquest
will be held.
Tues 8 Aug 1922 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Sunday evening, August
6, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Port Arthur of Oscar Salo, of Intola, aged 30 years. The funeral service was held this morning at Westerman's Undertaking Parlor
by Rev. J. Hirve and interment took place at Riverside Cemetery this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mon 9 May 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Waino Salo, a resident of Sunshine, died
early this morning while he was being admitted to the Port Arthur General Hospital. He had been suffering from a heart condition. Mr. Salo was 42 years old,
was born in Finland and had resided in this district since coming to Canada 13 years ago. He was a carpenter and was employed by the Hydro Electric Power
Commission. Besides his wife, he leaves an infant son, two brothers in the United States and a sister in Kaministiquia. The funeral will be held on Thursday,
leaving the Funeral Home, 21 Court Street North, Port Arthur at 12:30 o'clock for service at Sunshine at two o'clock. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran
Church, will officiate and interment will be in Sunshine Cemetery.
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Mon 29 Aug 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Katie
Salyk who died last Friday was held this morning
at 9 o:clock from Cardinal's Funeral Home to St. Peter's Church. Rev. Father Vodicka officiated
and interment was made in Arthur Street Cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large number
of friends and many beautiful floral tributes were received. The pallbearers were; Dan Mozel,
D. Purth, F. Radawec, D. Mosa, Joseph Strychaz and Harry Stashko.
Sampara, Wm Mon 30 July 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Sandberg, Olaf P.
The funeral of the late William Sampara, victim of the drowning accident on Thursday, was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family home,
618 Atlantic Avenue to the Ukrainian Catholic Church where service was held. Interment was made in the Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Father Krakoski
officiated at the church and grave. The Ukranian Catholic band led the procession immediately followed by flower girls and girls bearing white Church flags.
The deceased had been a member of the band. Hundreds of friends and relatives joined the procession. The pallbeares were Steve Kibsey, W. Stechyshn, T. Tront,
M. Rudyk, J. Andruski and B. Andruski. The flower girls were Annie Staltys, Nizzie Worza, Annie Kucharka, Michalina Wouek, Stella Dyczuk, Nizzie Kaczur, Anna
Kaczur, Stella Olenik, Anna Mykaliviski, and Mary Pryjmak. The girls bearing the flags were Olga Myholyk and Helen Pocernuk.
Sat 2 Oct 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Olaf Peter Sandberg, 76, of Murillo, died in Port Arthur hospital last night. Born in Sweden, he lived 35 years in this district, part of the time in Fort
William and the balance in Murillo. Surviving are his wife, two sons, AC2 Thorsten Sandberg, R.C.A.F., Centralia, Ont; PO Theodore Sandberg, R.C.A.F., overseas;
one daughter Tillie, Mrs. Haywood Hurrell, Dacre Street, Port Arthur; three brothers, Robert Sandberg of Murillo; one in the United States and one in Sweden;
two sisters reside in Sweden. The body rests at Sargent's Funeral Parlor pending funeral arrangements.
Sandberg, Olaf P. Mon 4 Oct 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Olaf P. Sandberg, Murillo,
who died in Port Arthur Hospital on Friday will be held tomorrow afternoon from Sargent's Funeral Chapel at 1:45 to Murillo where services will be conducted in
Murillo United Church at 2:30. Rev. J. Shaver will officiate and interment will be made in Stanley Hill Cemetery.
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Fri 17 Sept 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Otto Sandstrom,
McIntyre Township, who died Sunday in Port Arthur hospital was held yesterday from the Sargent's Chapel at 4 p.m. to Riverside Cemetery with services by
Rev. T. Pyykko of the Independent Finnish Luhteran Church.
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Fri 8 Aug 1941 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Walter Sarnio, who died
here Sunday night, was held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, to Dog River Hall, Kaministiquia, for services at
2 o'clock. The service was conducted by William Laine. A number of hymns were sung at the hall and at the cemetery and one hymn was sung by children.
Miss Jean Dowling played the piano and Miss Marjorie Gregg led the singing. Pallbearers were P. Nittynen, A. Pennanen, V. Peuramaki, U. Peuramaki, K.
Peuramaki, T. Luoma.
Saunders, James Henry
14 June 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Saunders, John Insley
Sat 12 Oct 1918 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Word has been received that 199262
Private John Insley Saunders, who enlisted at Port Arthur, has been killed in action. His mother lives at Scoble.
Mon 2 Apr 1918 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Mary Saunders, aged sixty-five
years died at her home in Hymers this morning. She had lived many years in the district coming from Eastern Ontario. J.H. Saunders, 24 River street, Pt.
Arthur is a son. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.
Tues 25 May 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Monday morning in the McKellar Hospital after a lengthy illness of Robert Saunders, merchant and postmaster of Rosslyn. He was 69 years
of age. Mr. Saunders came to the head of the lakes more than 20 years ago and for many years was engaged in the profession of teacher at various schools
in the district. He resided for sometime in Scoble West where he was also appointed postmaster. Six years ago he established a business in Rosslyn and
until his illness forced his retirement several months ago he was active in community work. Dr. H.A. Saunders of Port Arthur is a son and Miss Irene Saunders,
nurse, is a daughter. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Funeral Parlors of Charles Jenkens to Trinity Church, Port Arthur where
services were conducted by Rev. T.E. Bennett. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.
Tues 8 Apr 1947 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Mrs. John Savela, 58, of 315
Finlayson Street, Fort William, who died Friday, was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 from the Chapel, 200 South May Street, to the Nolalu Finnish Lutheran
Church at 3:30 Rev R.W. Heikkinen, Port Arthur Finnish Lutheran Church, conducted the service. Three Finnish hymns, favorites of the deceased, were sung.
Miss Aini Rantanen was the organist. Burial was in the family plot, Leeper Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Jutila, John Annila, Emil Kallio, Jack Hill,
Isaac Johnson and Waino Savela.
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Tues 8 Mar 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Schilling, North Neebing Township, died in hospital early yesterday. He is survived, besides his parents, by five
sisters and a brother at home. They are Margaret, Edna, Helen, Diana, Charlotte and Reginald. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Corbett, 215 Heron Street,
and Mrs. Mary Stewart, Rosslyn Road. Several other relatives reside in the district. Funeral services were held for the child from Blake Funeral Chapel this
morning at 11 o'clock with burial at Mountain View Cemetery.
Fri 1 Apr 1921 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Walter Schilling
was held from the family residence on Wednesday March 23. Rev. Mr. Robb of Conmee officiated, giving a very impressive address at the residence and interment
taking place in the cemetery at Hymers. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family.
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Mon 26 Feb 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Annie Schutte,
74, of McIntyre Township, who died Saturday in hospital after a lengthy illness will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Jenkens Chapel to Mountain View
Cemetery. Rev. O.E. Aho, of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate. Mrs. Schutte had been a resident of the district since 1911. She was educated
in Sullivan Township, farming there after she was married to Henry Schutte at Chesley in 1896. They farmed at Slate River after coming to the district
in 1911 remaining in Scoble Township until 1940. About five years ago they moved to McIntyre. Mrs. schutte was an adherent of Trinity Lutheran Church,
Moose Hill. she is survived by her husband Henry who is visiting in Elvershausen, Germany, a daughter, Katie, Mrs. J. Morrison of Blake Township and
several nephews and nieces in the district.
Mon 7 May 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Resident of Thunder Bay District for
51 years, Arthur Schutte, of RR No.3 Municipality of Paipoonge, died in hospital here yesterday after a short illness. Mr. Schutte was a native of Sullivan
Township, Grey County, Ont. He obtained his early education in the east and came to the lakehead with his parents, brothers and sisters in 1900. The
family settled in Scoble Township. He was married in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church to the former Pearl Trembley on june 1, 1909. Mr. Schutte was
well known at the lakehead and surrounding district. he was an ardent hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Slate River Baptist Church.
Surviving him are his wife, at home; two sons, Maurice of Miscordia Hospital, Haileybury; and Richard of 511 6th Street, Island No. 2, Fort William; six
grandchildren; three brother, Ernest RR No 3 Paipoonge; Charles of Scoble Township; and Henry of Germany. There are several nieces and nephews living
here. He was predeceased by two brothers, August and William, and a sister, Mrs. E. Zimmerman. Funeral rites will be held on Wednesdat at 2 p.m. at the
Slate River Baptist Church with Rev. Hugh M. Campbell, minister, officiating. Interment will be in the family plot, Scoble Cemetery. The body will be
removed from Jenkens Funeral Home to the Church prior to funeral time.
Sat 17 Oct 1966 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Charles Schutte, 78, of 422 George
Street, died early today in hospital of a long illness. Born at Hanover, Germany, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Schutte, he came here with his
parents as a young boy. They first settled at Chesley in Grey County, Ont. The family came to this district about 60 years ago and homesteaded in
Scoble. Mr. Schutte later farmed at Paipoonge on his own homestead until 1956 when he came to Fort William. He resided at 422 George Street the past
two years. Mr. Schutte was an adherent of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are a brother, Ernest, of Paipoonge, and nephews and nieces residing in
the district. He was predeceased by four brothers, William, Arthur, Henry and August and a sister, Mrs. Ernest Zimmerman. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. D. Bakalyer, of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot,
Mon 5 Apr 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Edward Schutte, 54, a resident of
Slate River, died early yesterday morning in hospital. He had been in ailing health for the past eight weeks. Born at Sullivan, Grey County, Ontario,
he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Schutte. He came to the Slate River district with his parents when he was six years old. He was educated at Slate
river and farmed there. Mr. Schutte worked for the Kellough Bros. Dairy Limited for 21 years as a truck driver, picking up the rural milk from the
farms. Five years ago he went back to farming in Paipoonge Township. He married Miss Myrtle Wark at Port Arthur in 1924. He was a member of the
Trinity Lutheran Church of Moose Hill. Surviving are his wife, and four daughters. Valma, Mrs. Gerald Reeves of 2110 Arthur Street; Jean, Mrs. Frank
Faye of Riverdale, and Joan and Vera, at home. There are four grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Harold Gammond of Slate River, and
three brothers, George of Slate River; Albert on the Scott Highway; and Nelson of Slate River. He was predeceased by his parents, his father in
January 1949, and his mother in November 1914, and a sister Lena, Mrs. James Couch in 1942. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock in the Jenkens Funeral Home conducted by Rev. D.a. Bakalya of Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the family plot, Scoble Cemetery.
Schutte, Edward Thurs 8 Apr 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Edward Schutte,
54, of Slate River, who died Sunday was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. D.A. Bakalyar of Trinity Lutheran
Church officiated , and interment was in the family plot in Scoble Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by many famiy friends of the lakehead
and district and an extra car was required to carry many beautiful floral tributes to the cemetery. Rev. Bakalyar offered words of sympathy and comfort
to the family. Two hymns, "Come Ye Disconsolate" and "Just As I Am" were sung with Miss Geraldine Duquette at the organ. Soloist Mrs. D. Bakalyar sang
"Rock of Ages." Pallbearers were Edward Couch, Jack Couch, Merwyn Gammond, Charles Schutte, Don Schutte, and Clarence Klages
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Thurs 31 July 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Maurice Schutte, aged 42, a
resident of Slate River, died in Misericordia Hospital, Halleybury, Ontario, on Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Born in Slate River, he was the son of Mrs.
Schutte and the late Mr. Arthur Schutte. He attended Slate River School and worked in highway camps and on road construction in the district and was employed
at several bush camps. He had been in poor health for the past 15 years and was confined to hospital for the past year. Surviving besides his mother, Mrs. A.
Schutte, in Slate River, is a brother Richard of Island No. 2. His father predeceased him on May 6, 1951. He was a member of the Slate River Baptist Church.
The funeral was held this afternoon at Halleybury.
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Mr. Nelson Schutte, 53, of 431
Broadway Ave., Vickers Heights died at home early Sunday morning. He had been in failing health the past six months. Born in Fort William, son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. August Schutte, he was educated at Slate River schools and farmed there until 1965 when he sold his farm and retired, taking
up residence in Vickers Heights. As well as farming, he operated a trucking business, contracting for farmers and the township. He was married to
the former Tamison Couch in 1933. He was member of Slate River Baptist Church and a former member of Slate River School Board. Surviving are his
wife at home; five daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Alf. Stajkowski), Vickers Heights; Doreen (Mrs. Joe Kibiuk) Briar Bay; Edyth (Mrs. Robert Robillard)
Rankin St; Marjorie (Mrs. Morriss Gelmych) James St., and Donna at home; four sons, Leoanard, 222 Gordon St.; Ivan, Vickers Heights and Lional
and Ross at home; ten grandchildren; one sister Annie (Mrs. Harold Gammond) Slate River; two brothers, Albert 1545 Donald St. and George, Slate
River, and other relatives. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Lena (Mrs. James Couch) and a brother Edward.
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Scott, John Hughes
Wed 21 Oct 1925 Fort William Daily Times Journal
John Hughes Scott, for 20 years, a farmer in the township of Oliver near Murillo, died in the McKellar Hospital at ten o'clock this morning after
an illness extending over five weeks. Mr. Scott was 77 years of age. Surviving him are three sons, Cecil H., Beresford H., and Arthur W., living
in Saskatchewan, and one daughter, Mrs. Watkins of Washington. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock from the family home
to the John Street English Church with interment in the Anglican cemetery.
Scott, Robert Morton
Wed 25 Feb 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred on Saturday
Feb. 21, after a brief illness, of the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scott of Jarvis River, to whom our sympathies are extended.
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Segerberg, John Victor
Fri 1 Feb 1935 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of John Victor
Segerberg, of Ware Township, who died Thursday, January 24, at his home after a lengthy illness, was held Tuesday afternoon, January 29, from the family
home to Ware Township Cemetery, where interment was made . Rev. J.E. Nopola, of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, conducted the service. Mr.
Segerberg, who was forty-seven years old, leaves a wife and two children, a son and daughter, of Ware Township; two sisters, Mrs. J. Rantanen and Mrs.
V. Rissanen, of Port Arthur, and a sister and brother in Finland.
Mon 8 May 1939 Port Arthur News Chronicle
.....The body was taken to the Funeral
Chapel, 21 Court Street North, from where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon leaving the Chapel at 12 o'clock noon for services at the family
home, Ware Township at 1 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. N.M. Westerback of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ware Cemetery. (Email me for
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Seppala, Felix Henry
Tues 9 June 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Felix Henry Seppala,
76, of Nolalu, who died Thursday, was held at 2 p.m. Monday in Nolalu Pentecostal Church with Rev. T. Pajala of Finnish Pentecostal Church officiating. Burial
was in Nolalu Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. Reivomen, V. Maki, E. Suomi, Andrew Maki, E. Valimaa and T. Marander. The Sargent Chapel had charge of arrangemnets.
Seppala, Hilda (Mikkola)
Wed 11 Aug 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred at Nolalu last night
of Mrs. Hilda M. Seppala, aged 74, a resident of the district for 44 years. The husband predeceased her four years ago. She was born in Finland.
Surviving are a son Einari, two daughters; Elma and Lilly, Mrs. Siira, five grandchildren. Shirley, Don, Dina, Doreen and Desmond, and a brother Fiilus
Mikkola, all of Nolalu. Another daughter Mrs. Annala, died recently. There are other relatives in the district and in Finland. She was a member
of the Finnish Lutheran Church. The body rests at Sargent's Funeral Home pending funeral arrangemnets. The funeral will be held next Sunday afternoon
leaving Sargent's Funeral Chapel at 2:30 city time for services at Nolalu Finnish Church at 2:45 country time. Rev. J.E. Nopola will officiate and
burial will be in Leeper Cemetery.
Seppala, Ida Mary
Sat 2 Mar 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Death occurred in Port Arthur
Hospital following a two weeks' illness of Mrs. Ida Mary Seppala, 55, wife of Ivar Seppala, of John Street Road, McIntyre Township. A native of Finland,
she was married there and came here with her husband to Port Arthur 37 years ago and lived for some years on Ray Boulevard. They moved to the present
address five years ago. Besides her husband, Mrs. Seppala is survived by one son Taisto, now attending the University of Toronto, after three years
overseas with the Royal Canadian Medical Corps. A sister living in Finland. A cousin Mrs. Anna Kastula, lives at Murillo. The body rests at the Everest
Funeral Chapel pending further announcement.
Tues 8 Jan 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in hospital this
morning following a short illness of Mrs. Ella Shelton, 74. She had resided at Murillo for London, Ont. The late J.J. Wells, pioneer resident of Fort William
was a brother. She is survived by one brother, A. Wells, of Los Angeles, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. H. Bloomfield of London, Ont., and a sister living in
Western Canada. Frank Kenny, a former resident of this city but now of London, Ont., is a nephew. The funeral likely will be held Friday afternoon from the
Blake Funeral Chapel. Relatives are expected in the city to attend the funeral.
Shelton, Joseph B.
Mon 23 Feb 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Joseph
B. Shelton who died Wednesday, will be held next Wednesday afternoon from the Blake Funeral Chapel to the United Church at Murillo at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Rev. M.E. Graham will officiate and interment will be made in Stanley Cemetery
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Sherren, Claude Irving
24 Feb 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
For many years a well known figure in the city, Claude Irving Sherren, 58, who lived at 307 South Marks Street, died at his residence at 5:30 this morning
as the result of a heart attack, He had been at his work as usual yesterday, the end coming without warning. Born June 24, 1885 at Tonbridge, Kent, England,
he had lived here for 30 years and was a clerk with the inspection branch, Board of Grain Commissioners. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two
daughters. They are Capt. J. Pat Sherren with the Canadian Army in Italy and Arthur living at home. Daughters are Joan, Mrs. W.B. Wall of Ottawa and Claudia,
Mrs. W.H. Halsey. There are 4 brothers living in England and three grandchildren surviving. Interment will be made in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.
Sherren, Nora Kathleen (Hobson)
Fri 17 June 1960 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Nora Kathleen Sherren, aged 77, formerly of Fort William, died Thursday in Hospital after a long illness. Born in England, she came to Fort William in
1920 and resided here until 1946. Since then she had lived with her children. Her husband predeceased her in 1944. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Fort
William, Ontario, Canada
Shewfelt, Joseph H.
16 Apr 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral service for Joseph Henry
Shewfelt, of O'Connor Township who died Tuesday will be held Sunday from the George E. Blake Funeral Chapel to O'Connor Free Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Burial will
be in O'Connor Cemetery. Rev. L.W. Mino Pastor of the church, will officiate.
Thurs 2 Mar 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a lengthy illness, Wesley Shoup,
65, well-known pioneer farmer of Marks township, died yesterday. During his lengthy residence in the district the late Mr. Shoup had taken an active interest
in the welfare of the township and had built up a successful farm. Besides his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. Tough of Scoble township and Mrs.
B. Lunn of O'Connor. He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. James Mayo, Fort William; Mrs. Annie Princing, Bay City, Mich.; Mrs. Z. Mayo, Simcoe, Ont.;
and Mrs. A. Patterson, Walsingham, Ont.; A sister-in-law Mrs. May Shoup resides in west Fort William. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the
family home to the Free Methodist Church, O'Connor at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in O'Connor cemetery.
Shoup, Wesley Sat 4 Mar 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Sideen, Margaret Rose (Crocker)
The body of the late Wesley Shoup of Marks
arrived in Hymers by Thursday's train and was taken to the Free Methodist Church where the funeral service was held Friday afternoon. The late Mr. Shoup whose death
took place in Fort William on Wednesday night after a short illness has been a resident of Marks township for some time. He is survived by his widow and two daughters,
Mrs. J. Tough of Scoble and Mrs. B. Lunn of O'Connor, who have the sympathy of their friends in their bereavements.
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Sideen, Mrs. Neil
Mon 24 Feb 1941 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Neil Sideen, 68, long a
resident of Stanley, died in hospital at Fort William yesterday morning following a long illness. Born in Sweden, Mrs. Sideen came to Canada and
this district more than 40 years ago. Surviving besides her husband are four sons and three daughters. Sons are Oscar, instructor at the Fort
William Flying School; Charles, at St. Paul; Eric, at Stanley; Albert, at Ignace. Daughters are Mary, Mrs. A. Berglund, at Ignace; Ellen, Mrs.
R. Jones at Port Arthur; Alma, at home. A sister, Mrs. C. Johnson, at Port Arthur, also survives. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 21 North Court Street to Stanley Cemetery. Service will be conducted by Rev. L.E. Bomgren of the Swedish
Mon 27 Jan 1958 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Antti Siiteri, 66, of Gorham township
died suddenly Saturday at home. Born at Mikkeli, Finland, he came here in 1926 and for the past 26 years has resided in Gorham Township. For several years
Mr. Siiteri was a farmer and had been employed by the Dept. of Highways for the past eight years. Surviving are his wife, Ida and son Reino at home. Also
surviving are three daughters, Ann (Mrs. R. Floyd) of Kirkland Lake; Aili (Mrs. J. Weirikko) of Raith; and Miss Aini Siiteri, at home. A brother Otto of
Finland and 10 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Everest Funeral home. Rev. T. Pajala of the Independent
Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Wed 21 Oct 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Helen Silen, 43, RR 2,
Kaministiquia, who died Monday will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Everest Funeral Home. Rev. R.A. Peden of the Trinity United Church will officiate. Burial
will be in Conmee Cemetery.
Wed 6 Feb 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Emil Siljander, 46, Pardee
Township and Port Arthur, who died Saturday, was held at 1:30 p.m. yesterday from the Everest Funeral Chapel to Riversdie Cemetery for burial. Rev. O.E. Aho,
of Fort William, officiated. There were two Finnish hymns with Miss Aini Rantanen as organist. Pallbearers were; Jack Lankinen, Craig Greer, Jack Loukola,
John Maydanski, John Loukola and William Brayshaw.
Mon 2 June 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Kalle Sillanpaa, 46,
of McIntyre Township, who died Wednesday, was held at two o'clock Saturday aftrnoon from Everest's Funeral Chapel. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen, of the Finnish Lutheran
Church officiated. Approximately 300 friends were present, including members of the Carpenters and Joiners Union, who attended in a body. Miss Aini Rantanen
presided at the organ as two Finnish Hymns were sung. The pallbearers were Matte Nystrom, Nesttori Kouri, Arne Rita, John Tuoto, Hugo Aho, and Tyyko Peltola.
Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.
Tues 4 Aug 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night after a lengthy illness of John Sills of Cloud Bay. The late Mr. Sills had been in poor health for several weeks. He operated
a store on the Scott Highway. Funeral arrangements are not known as yet.
8 Sept 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred on Saturday of
Baby Carmel Silvaggio, eight-weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Silvaggio, of Sellers. Besides her parents she is survived by one sister, Margaret.
Also surviving are her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Silvaggio of Sellers and several aunts and uncles in the district. The funeral was held Monday
morning from the family home to St. Phillip's Roman Catholic Church, Hymers. Rev. Father J. McHugh officiated and burial was in Hymers Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Mon 23 May 1938 Fort William Times Journal
The funeral of the late Katherine
Silvaggio, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Silvaggio, of Hymers, who died Saturday, was held this morning from the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
M. Fiorito, 240 East Francis Street to St. Agnes' Roman Catholic Church at 9 o'clock. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. father J.C. McHugh of Baird.
The childrens choir was in attendance. Many friends of the family attended and beautiful floral tributes were received. Burial was in St. Andrew's Cemetery,
Port Arthur. The pallbearers were: John Flantek, John Alaksa, Frank Fiorito and Lawrence Fiorito.
Silvester, Gladys (Stirrett)
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Fri 17 Aug 1956 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Henry Sipila, 72, RR 3, Nipigon Highway, who died Tuesday was held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Chapel, 298 Arthur Street. Burial was
in Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Martti Kaipainen of the Independent Finnish Lutheran Church and Rev. R.A. Peden of Trinity United Church officiating.
One Finnish hymn and Rock of Ages were sung. Pallbearers were C. Kukkee, E. Suomi, H. Reivinen, N. Maki, Victor Maki and S. Laasi.
Siren, Hilga (Nelson)
Thurs 10 June 1915 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Fainting, it is alleged
by a neighbor who was present, on a small wooden bridge crossing Strawberry Creek, a tributary of the Kaministiquia River near the station at Kaministiquia,
Mrs. Hilja Siren fell into the water and was drowned last Tuesday evening. The young woman - she was only twenty-three years old had been feeling ill for a
considerable time, and had left the house for the pasture situated upon the opposite side of the creek, to bring home the cattle. The swift running water
of the creek was searched during Tuesday night but it was not until yesterday morning that the body was found. It had been carried a considerable
distance down stream by the water. Doctor Birdsell, coroner, was notified of the accident and proceeded to the scene and after investigating the
circumstances decided that an inquest was not necessary. The late Mrs. Siren is survived by her husband and small children, the eldest of whom is five
years and the youngest, three months, and also her father Peter Nelson of 138 Rowand Street. The deceased was born in Fort William and was widely
known throughout the city and district. Her mother died in Fort William three years ago. The remains are at present in Matheau and Thompson's Morgue
and the funeral will probably be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the undertaking establishment to Mountain View Cemetery.
Thurs 25 Apr 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of John Siren, 70, of
Kaministiquia, who died Sunday was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Everest Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery. Rev. W.C. Mercer of St. Paul's
United Church officiated. One hymn "Abide With Me" was sung. Pallbearers were E.L.A. Smith, Nick Viita, George Hellman, Morley Kerr, Kenneth Knauss, and A.J. Sarazin.
Sisson, Mrs. Hebert
Fri 24 Nov 1933 Fort William Times Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs. Hebert P.
Sisson, 11 Crown Street, Port Arthur was held this afternoon at four o'clock from the family residence. The service was conducted by the Rev. A.J. Bull,
assisted by Rev. W.A. Hankinson of West Fort William. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. Many friends of the family were in attendance. The pallbearers
were; G. Williams, F. Hawkes, Dr. H. Saunders, F.E. Rowe, W. McCall and C. Prouty.
Sitch, Alfred William
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Wed 3 Apr 1912 Daily Times Journal
The funeral service of Emily, daughter of W.S. Sitch
took place at 11 a.m. on the Presbyterian church on Monday last. Mr. Peach of the Free Methodist Church officiated. A large crowd attended the service which
was being conducted by Mr. Peach. He took for his text the second book of Samuel 11th chapter, 14th verse (this part is unreadable). After the service which
included "Nearer My God To Thee" and other hymns the congregation followed the body to its last resting place at the Riverside cemetery where the interment
was made beside the mother.
Sitch, Fred E.
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25 Oct 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. E. Sitch Native of District Dies.
A native of Hymers, Mrs. Sadie V. Sitch, 48, wife of Ernest Sitich died unexpectedly at the family home, Kakabeka Falls, early this morning. She had been
in apparent good health and suffered a seizure shortly after retiring last night. She died before medical aid could be summoned. Born at Hymers, she was
the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker. She was married to Ernest Sitch in St. Paul's United Church, Port Arthur in 1925. They settled in
Hymers and eight years ago moved to Kakabeka Falls. She was a member of the United Church and Ladies Auxillary of the Kakabeka branch of the Canadian Legion.
Surviving are her husband Ernest; two sons, Walter of Shebandowan, and Gordon, at home; a daughter, Velma, Mrs. John Liddicoat of Kakabeka Falls, three brothers,
four sisters and two grandchildren. The brothers are Ansel, William and Elmer Parker, all of Hymers. The sisters are Mrs. R. Brown of 94 Birch street, Port
Arthur; Mrs. W. Hymers, of Hymers; Mrs. B. Turk of 113 South Windemere Avenue, Port Arthur, and Mrs. R. McLaren, of Hymers. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hymers United Church with Rev R.J. Parsons, of Murillo United Church officiating. Burial will be in
Hymers Cemetery. The body will be moved from the Jenkens Funeral Home to the church at noon Wednesday.
Fri 19 Jan 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Word was received in the city this week
of the death on January 4, at Ingatestone, Essex, Eng., of Samuel Sitch, 90. For the last 17 years he was engaged as head gardener of a large estate. Eleven
children survive. They are; Alice, Mrs. H.Wheal of Marks Township who is at present in England; Maria, Mrs. Mason; Emily, Mrs. Hawn, and Alfred, all of England;
Ada, Mrs. J. McLaren, Hymers; May, Mrs. H. Yeomans, Port Arthur; Ernest, O'Connor; Arthur, Hymers; Fred, Marks Township; and Walter, of California. His wife
predeceased him 14 years ago.
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Wed 28 Apr 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Charles Sjostrom, aged 62 years,
died at 1:45 yesterday afternoon at the family residence at Conmee, the cause of death being heart failure. She was born in Sweden and came to Canada in 1903,
living in the neighborhood of Fort William and Port Arthur ever since. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Hugo and Alex, living at Conmee and Bert,
living in Milwaukee. The date of the funeral which will be held at Conmee Cemetery has not been decided upon pending word from the son in Milwaukee.
Sjostrom, Albertina Tues 6 May 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Skinner, Harvey H.
Much sympathy is extended to C.A.
Sjostrum and sons in the death of Mrs. Sjostrom.
Thurs 3 Mar 1955 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Harvey H. Skinner,
79, of Murillo, Ont., who died Monday was held at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday from the Fuenral Home, 226 South Syndicate Ave., Fort William. Rev. R.J. Parsons
Murillo United Church, officiated. One hymn Lead Kindly Light was sung. Burial was in Stanley Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were R. Phair, H. Jean,
R. Jean, Thomas Speer, Rodger Jean and Thomas Berube.
Slade, Albert Wed 11 July 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Albert, age 77 years of Kakabeka Falls, died in hospital July 9, 1962, 38 years district resident. Surviving are his wife Sarah, one son Wilfred of
Winnipeg; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Frances Hill, and one brother, Vernon Slade, Toronto, one brother Arthur in England. Other relatives survive.
Funeral services Friday at 1:45 p.m. in the George E. Blake Chapel. Rev. Roy Haddon, padre, Royal Canadian Legion officiating. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Funeral under the auspices of Kakabeka Falls Branch Royal Canadian Legion.
Sat 25 Oct 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of August Slomke, 73, resident of Fort William Manor, who died in hospital Tuesday morning was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 in the George
E. Blake Funeral Chapel. Rev. Allan Minor, Minister of the Knox United Church, officiated. The funeral was largely attended by friends from both cites
and the surrounding district. Rev. Minor offered words of condolence to the bereaved family and relatives. One hymn "What a Friend We Have In Jesus"
was sung. Mrs. Jean McMichael at the organ. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery with three nephews, Charles Slomke, Murray Slomke, Richard Heyder
and Dan McKinnon, John McRae and D.J. McCall as pallbearers.
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Tues 14 July 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
For nearly two score years a pioneer family of Slate River district, Frederick Slomke, died enroute to hospital last evening about 8 o'clock. He was 81
years old. Stricken with a heart attack, Mr. Slomke's death indirectly was attributed to the heat wave that held the district in a blistering grip throughout
yesterday. Greatly respected in the Slate River area, the late Mr. Slomke had been a successful farmer for the past 38 years. He was born in Germany but came
to Canada with his parents when he was a child of four, residing first in Eastern Ontario. Surviving him are three daughters and two sons. They are, Lena, Mrs.
Richard Hyder, South Marks Street; Tena, Mrs. Ed Rodka, St. Thomas, Ont.; Augustina, Mrs. Harry Hyder, Dease Street; August of Slate River, and Fred of Christina
Street. In recent years Mr. Slomke had made his home with his daughter Mrs. Harry Hyder. A number of grandchildren also are left to mourn. The late Mr. Slomke
was a member of the Lutheran Church but also worshipped at Knox United Church in Fort William. His wife predeceased him in 1927 and a son died about two years ago.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Slomke, Frederick Wed 15 July 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Fred Slomke, who died Monday morning will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from 228 Dease Street. The Rev. E.G. Turnbull, minister
of Wesley United Church will officiate.
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Mon 13 Apr 1914 Fort William Daily Times Journal
When huge lumps of frozen gravel rolled down
on him in a gravel pit on Johns Street , E. Smedberg was instantly killed, his skull being fractured, one leg broken and his body crushed. The deceased had the
contract to repair John Street several miles from the city and was loading the wagon with gravel when the cave in occurred. He was caught between the bank and
his wagon and buried beneath lumps of gravel frozen like solid boulders. A companion named Matsala, Marks Street, Port Arthur, received a broken limb and internal
injuries from which he died early this morning at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Smedberg was a councillor of McIntyre Township and lived on Dawson Road. He is
survived by his widow and two children. The remains were taken to his home. Coroner Laurie decided that death was purely accidental.
Smedberg, E. Tues 14 Apr 1914 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of E. Smedberg, councillor of
McIntyre Township who was killed when the gravel pit at which he was working caved in on Saturday will be held at his home on the Dawson Road on Wednesday
afternoon and the body will be buried on his own farm.
Thurs 16 June 1960 Fort William Daily Times
The funeral of Jacob Smiegielski, 56, of O'Connor Township, who died Saturday was held Wednesday in St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Rev.
A. Novitsky officiated. Interment in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gordon Blaikie, Robert Byers, John Sizcka, A. Price, Lew Smiegielski
and Arthur Winslow. From out of town were a nephew, Lew Smiegielski and an Aunt, Mrs. Mary Dowhan, both of Toronto.
Smith, Archie Dawson
Oct 22, 2001 Winnipeg Free Press
ARCHIE DAWSON SMITH April 8, 1921 - October 18,
2001 Archie, age 80, passed away quietly at the Health Sciences Centre. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Mabel; children, Elaine Mabel (Gordon) Gilbey,
Archie Robert Norman (Daphne), Alice, Donna; grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Julien and honourary grandchildren, Kaitlin and Tanika. He was predeceased by his
parents Archibald Frederick Norman and Rose Mabel (Dawson) and brothers, Reginald, George, Stanley and Arthur and recently his cousin Florence. He is also
survived by his Aunt Irene, Aunt Ann (Nan) cousins, Frances, Maureen, Douglas, Bette; nieces, Carol, Dale, Marilyn, Sue; nephews, Norman, Eugene; brother-in-law
Harry (Barb) Kirk and their families and relatives in England and Australia. Archie was a life long resident of St. James. He served in the Second World War
(RCAF) 412 Squadron. He worked for Systems Equipment, Campbell Lane and Haliburton, his own ADSCO Realty, Fisheries and Transport Canada, retiring in 1986.
He enjoyed his involvement with the Chamber of Commerce, Valour Road Curling Club, Boy Scouts, Transport Canada Union (PSAC) and as Residents Advisor for
St. James. Dad enjoyed his family, the family dog and cats, gardening, and daily reading of the Free Press. He worked hard to support his family and believed
in fairness, justice and social responsibility. Archie was a friend, honest and loyal. He will be greatly missed. Much appreciation for the care by his home
care workers, CancerCare staff, Canadian Blood Services, H.S.C. Pastoral Care and E.R. staff. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at
7:00 p.m. in the Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapel, 1858 Portage Avenue with Gordon Gilbey, M.A. (Religion) officiating. A reception will follow.
LEATHERDALE GARDINER 1858 Portage Avenue 949-4872 (Courtesy of Elaine Gilbey)
Thurs 6 Aug 1953 Fort William Journal
The funeral of Frank Smith, 68, Pardee farmer,
who was fatally injured Wednesday in a car truck smash on Victoria Avenue west of Lillie Street, will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday from the George E.
Blake Chapel to the Ukrainian Church of Transfiguration for mass at 9:30. Rev. J. Kutney will officiate with burial in the family plot, St. Patrick's
11 Jan 1947 Fort William Journal
Smith, Mrs. F.
Wed June 21 1893 Fort William Journal
Mrs. F. Smith of Slate River who has had a long
illness died last week at the Port Arthur Hospital. The funeral took place from there to the West Fort Cemetery on Monday Morning.
Smith, Mabel (Caunce)
Nov 18, 2004 Winnipeg Free Press and family sources
MABEL SMITH May 23, 1921 -
November 13, 2004 With her family at her side, peacefully, Mabels spirit departed this life to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. "Thou gone from our
sight but briefly, till we meet again." Mabel was born May 23, 1921 in Fort William, (Thunder Bay), ON; pioneer of Slate River Valley, sang in the United Church
choir in Fort William; worked at Canada Car. During the Second World War, was in the Fort William Military Band, served in the Canadian Womens Army Corp, CWAC,
Signal Corp. Fort Osborne Barracks, Winnipeg. From Dominion Business College she worked at Hudsons Bay Fur, Ashdowns and in teletype at Trans Canada Air until
1953. She married Archie Dawson Smith and they settled in St. James (Winnipeg). In the early 1960s she taught Sunday School at Britannia School and St. James
Anglican Church. She enjoyed gardening, natures beauty, dancing, bowling, letter writing, knitting, reading, especially Agatha Christie, and flower-pressing-
designing many beautiful cards. Her senior life was greatly enriched by the fellowship of "The Sunshine Girls" in Day Club. Mabel revered God and was thankful
for His blessings and mercies. Predeceased by her father Walter Caunce (November 1923), stepfather Robert Baker Kirk (1965), mother Jessie Maude Kirk (Caunce
nee Manifold, died 1989), sister Mina Caunce (2000) all of Thunder Bay, and Mabels devoted husband Archie (died October 18, 2001). Mabel is survived by children,
Elaine Mabel (Gordon Gilbey), Archie Robert Norman (Daphne), Alice Elizabeth, Donna Marlene (Andre Comte) and grand-children, Joshua, Sarah; Juliette and
Katrianna; brother James Henry (Harry) and Barb Kirk and their families of Thunder Bay; nieces and nephews, Terry (Anita) Robert, Debbie (David Restoule),
Melanie (Art McDonald), Stephen Caunce, their families and extended family, Jim Farnsworth (Mavis), Mayvise (Will Salo) and Smiths, Aunt Irene Rowlin, Aunt Ann; and relatives in Canada, United States, England and Australia. Honourary grandma to Kaitlin and Tanika, children of Fernilee and Stan Born.
Friends, Joan Patton, Lil Zirk (deceased), Marguerite Heuft. Many thanks to Margo, Corene, Analou, Carlos and her many caregivers. Mabel will be missed. "Her
children arise up and call her blessed" Proverbs 31. Gordon G. Gilbey, M.A. Religion, officiating services. Service is Saturday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. at
Charleswood Adult Day Club, 3619 Roblin Blvd. Donations to the Charleswood Adult Day Club would be appreciated. (Courtesy of Elaine Gilbey)
Fri 15 Mar 1963 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Harry, age 51 years of Hymers, Ont. died in Hospital March 14, 1963 after a long illness. Survived by his wife Eileen; one son Reginald, Empire Avenue; one
daughter Shirley, at home; two grandchildren; seven brothers, John, McLaughlin St.; William, California; Steve, Alberta St.; Metro Dubec, New Orleans; Paul
Dubec, Sarnia; Mike Dubec, RR 2 Port Arthur; one sister, Mary, Mrs. J. McCormick, Forest, Ont.; cousins, nephews, nieces and other relatives survive. Funeral
services Monday leaving the George E. Blake Chapel at 8:30 a.m. to St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church for requiem high mass at 9 a.m. celebrated by Rev. R.A.
Carroll, P.P. Burial in the family plot St. Patrick's Cemetery. The rosary will be recited in the Blake Chapel Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Fort William Moose
Lodge No. 844 will hold memorial services in the Blake Chapel Sunday evening at 7:30.
Mon 23 Feb 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Samuel
Sokolowski, 536 McBain street, who died Tuesday, was held yesterday from the family residence to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Rev. Father Fedoronko
officiated and interment was made in the Arthur Street Cemetery. THe funeral was held under the auspices of the Ukrainian Relief Association, Fort William Branch
No. 4, West Fort William Branch No. 7. The funeral was attended largely and many beautiful floral tributes were received. The pallbearers were; Jacob Verostuk,
Ivan Kozaruk, Nick Verostuk, Ivan German and Petre Matijchuk and Stephen Cholodylo.
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Mon 14 Apr 1924 Fort William Daily Times Journal
At four o'clock this morning
in the Port Arthur General Hospital, Port Arthur, the death occurred of Thomas Spence, after suffering two weeks from pleuro-pneumonia. He lived at
Hillside, and was twenty-five years of age. He is survived by his father and mother and one brother James, all of whom reside at Hillside. The funeral
will be held at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon from Westerman's Funeral Parlors to Riverside Cemetery, Rev. J.A. Tuer, pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian
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Mon 29 Sept 1929 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday
night after a lengthy illness of Margaret Spring, 7 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spring, Cloud Bay. The funeral was held this afternoon
from the family residence, Cloud Bay at 4 o'clock. Rev. F.J. Helps officiated and interment was made in Cloud Bay Cemetery
Spring, Mary Ann
Thurs 15 June 1967 Fort William Times Journal
Mrs. Mary Ann Spring, 71, of Cloud Bay,
died Tuesday while visiting at the home of a daughter Mrs. E. Dechaine, Sault Ste. Marie. Long time resident of the area, she was an adherent of the Presbyterian
Church. She is survived by her husband Thomas, three sons, David, Pruden st; Harold, RR 3, Fort William; and Mainard, Heron St; five daughters, Ellen (Mrs.
E; Dechaine), Sault Ste. Marie; Thelma, (Mrs. George Laidler), RR 3; Nettie (Mrs. Edwin Bernauer), RR 3; Margery, (Mrs. Toimi Maenpaa), Nolalu; and Lois
(Mrs. L. Warkentin) Ross St; 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother Robert Garrett. Sault Ste. Marie; three sisters,
Emily, (Mrs. George A. Lillie), Sault Ste. Marie; Isabelle, (Mrs. James Burke), Richards Landing; and Margaret (Mrs. Clarence Hodgkinson) Echo Bay. Other
relatives survive. She was predeceased by her parents Mr. and Mrs. William R. Garrett; two sons, Wesley and William and two daughters, Nellie and Margaret;
as well as two brothers and four sisters.
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8 Feb 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in hospital yesterday
afternoon after a short illness of Wayne Spring, ten-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spring of Cloud Bay, He was born in Fort William and had lived
with his parents at Cloud Bay. Besides his parents he is survived by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spring of Cloud Bay, and a grandfather, David
C. Rea, residing in Blake township. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also reside in the district. Funeral service will be held on Thursday afternoon
at 4 o'clock from the home of his grandparents. Rev. J. Taylor of Slate River Baptist Church will officiate and interment will be made in Cloud Bay Cemetery.
Spring, William Jesse
Mon 17 Sept 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday
morning after a short illness of William Jesse Spring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Spring, Cloud Bay. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock
from the family home at Cloud Bay to Crooks Cemetery. Rev. F.J. Helps will officiate.
Stacey, Donald Blake
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Mon 14 Apr 1947 Port Arthur News Chronicle
A former resident of Murillo and Kakabeka Falls,
Mrs. Mary Stadey, 42, wife of George Stadey, Dawson Creek, B.C., died at Dawson Creek Thursday morning. She left the lakehead with her husband and family in 1944.
Born in Ireland, Mrs. Stadey came to Canada 19 years ago. After a short residence at Toronto she moved to Murillo, where she married Mr. Stadey. She was a member
of the United Church of Kakabeka Falls. Surviving besides her husband are four daughters and one son. They are Margaret, Mamie, Jessie, Doris and William, all
of Dawson Creek. Also surviving are her mother, three sisters and two brothers in Ireland. Her father died several years ago. The body will arrive at Fort William
tomorrow morning accompanied by the family and will be taken to the Chapel, 200 south May Street, Fort William.
Stadey, Myrtle Wed 14 Dec 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Stait, Lawrie G.
Hundreds overflowed the George E. Blake Chapel for the last rites yesterday afternoon for Mrs. Myrtle Stadey, 40, of Kakabeka Falls. Wife of J.C. Stadey,
she died an accidental death Friday afternoon in a car-train crash at Murillo. Two extra cars were required to carry the flowers to Stanley Hill Cemetery
where burial was in the family plot. The 2 p.m. services were conducted by the Rev. Donald Hilton, of Murillo United Church, and Rev. Dan McIvor, MP, a
long time friend of the family. Both offered their sympathy to the bereaved in their tributes. Mr. McIvor spoke of the work of the deceased in the church,
lodge and community. W. Buchan was at the chapel organ for the hymns "Safe In The Arms of Jesus" and "What A friend We Have In Jesus." Mrs. Vera Wild sang
"Sunrise Tomorrow." Pallbearersa were Arthur Winslow, Thomas Grayson, Thomas MacLean, Loy Laughton, Albert Otway and Joseph Magus. Relatives from other points
were Mr. and Mrs. W. Stadey, Upsala; Miss Doris Cook, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. Murray Stein, Upsala; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Cook, Geraldton; Mr. and Mrs.
Gilbert Stadey, Kashabowie; and Mrs. Floyd Caldwell, Schreiber. A Sapphire Rebekah Lodge service was conducted Monday evening in the Blake Chapel by Mrs.
Louisa McTavish, noble grand; Mrs. Brita Limer, vice-grand; Mrs. Kathleen Britt, acting chaplain; and Mrs. Matilda McDonald, marshall. Mrs. Gladys Maher sang
"Does Jesus Care." Mr. Buchan was at the organ for the hymn "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus."
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Thurs 18 July 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
John Stark, a resident of Shabaqua
vicinity where he had followed the occupation of trapping for 25 years, died last night in hospital after a long illness. Aged 67. He was born in the United
States and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Soren Larsen, Hermanville, Mich. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Stark, John Fri 19 July 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of John Stark, Shabaqua, will
be held tomorrow morning, leaving the funeral home, 21 Court Street North, Port Arthur for requiem mass at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church at nine o'clock.
Interment will be made in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
Steeves, Mrs. William Sat 4 Aug 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night of Mrs. William Steeves, 30 years old, in McKellar Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by four children, two boys
and two girls. Harold 13, Hazel 5, William 16 months and infant baby, two weeks. The family home is in Cloud Bay where Mr. Steeves is engaged in pulpwood contracts.
Mrs. Steeves was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Blake's Funeral Chapel. Rev. H.R. Grant, D.D. of
St. Andrew's Church will officiate. The Rebecca Lodge will be in attendance and interment will be in the family plot in Mountain view cemetery.
Wed 12 Oct 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Gust A. Stekman, 63 of Murillo,
Ont., who died Thursday was held at 2 p.m. yesterday from Everest's Funeral Chapel to the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery.
Rev. O.E. Aho of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Fort William officiated. Miss Aini Rantanen was at the organ for two Finnish hymns. Pallbearers were E. Kotala,
A. Bouer, J. Mackie, A. Wideman, E. Erickson, R. Renaud.
Thurs 22 Feb 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A resident of Upsala for the last six
and a half years Archie Stevenson died last night in hospital. He was 66 years old. Born at Muskoka he farmed at Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, prior to going to
Upsala to farm. He was a member of the Plymouth Brethren. He is survived by his wife, living in Calgary; one brother Donald, of Moose Jaw and two brothers
living in eastern Canada. Mrs. J.I. Wiseman, of Upsala, is a niece. The body will be shipped tomorrow morning from Jenkens and Son Funeral Home to Upsala for burial.
Mon 15 July 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Isaiah
Stevenson was held Saturday afternoon from the family home in O'Connor township to the Free Methodist Church in O'Connor at two o'clock. A short family
service was held at the home prior to the church service. One hymn "Rock Of Ages" was sung. Three hymns were sung at the church service, "Jesus Lover Of My Soul,"
"Asleep In Jesus," and "Sleep On Beloved And Take Thy Rest" Rev. Jas. A. Robb officiated for both services. The service at the church was attended largely.
Pallbearers were F.J. Killins, J. Joyce, Sr., A. Dennison, J. Gibson, J. West, J. Winslow. Burial was in the cemetery at the Free Methodist Church, O'Connor.
Stevenson, Baby Boy
Mon 4 Feb 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Saturday morning of
Baby Stevenson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Stevenson, of Murillo. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers. The funeral was held this afternoon
from Jenkens and Son's Funeral Home to St. James' Cemetery, Murillo. Rev. R. Sturgeon, of St. James' Anglican Church, Murillo, officated.
Stevenson, James Nelson
Thurs 23 Apr 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late
James Nelson Stevenson was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home in Murillo. Many residents of both the district and city gathered at
the home to pay tribute to the pioneer citizen. Rev. J.C. Anderson of the Murillo United Church officiated at the service. He referred to the long and
active life of the late pioneer and mentioned particularly his stirling qualities, both as a neighbor and friend and as one who made all welcome in his
home. Two hymns were sung "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus" and "Abide With Me." Burial was in the family plot in Stanley Cemetery. The pallbearers were six
son-in-laws of the deceased. They were: G. Enright, H. Hamilton, J. Pyke, L. Berini, A. Berini, and H. Olney. Miss Olive Stevenson, daughter of the pioneer
came to Murillo to attend the obsequies. She lives at Timmins, Ont.
Thurs Apr 13, 1967 The Fort William Times Journal
A life long resident of Murillo and
district Leslie Stevenson, 71, died in hospital Wednesday. He was born in Port Arthur, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Stevenson. An adherent of St.
James Anglican Church, Murillo, he farmed in that area for many years. Mr. Stevenson served on Oliver Township council for eight years and was a veteran
of World War 1. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two brothers James, Port Arthur, and Edward Fort William; four sisters, Gladys (Mrs. A. Berini)and
Florence (Mrs. L. Berini), both of Murillo; Caroline (Mrs. H. Olney) Vickers Heights; and Olive ( Mrs. Dumyn) Timmins as well as other relatives.
Stevenson, Mrs. James,
Sat 9 Feb 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Pioneer resident of Murillo, Mrs. James Stevenson, 68, died this morning after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her six daughters; Mrs. John Pyke
and Mrs. H. Berini, of Murillo; Mrs. Hugh Hamilton, of Edison; Mrs. Ray Berini, of Timmins; Mrs. H. Olney of Neebing; and Olive of Timmins; and three
sons, James, Leslie and Edward of Murillo. There are 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Stewardson, Mrs. C. Edward
Wed 8 Mar 1967 Fort William Times Journal
Funeral services for Mrs. C.
Edward Stewardson who died Sunday, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church. Ven Archdeacon J.F. Hinchliffe officiating. Interment
in the family plot Mountain View Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church prior to the time of service from the Jenkens Funeral Home.
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Funeral services for Archie Stewart, 70, of RR 2,
Paipoonge Township, who died on Wednesday were held on Friday afternoon in the Jenkins Funeral Home. Reverend Frank Rutledge of Pinegrove United Church
officiated. Among those in attendance were neighbors and former Can-Car fellow employees. The honorary bearers were Clarence MacKenzie, Ted Broome and
Bruce Hallow. Active bearers were Mac Schoales, Mike Halow, Jack Shields, Oliver Piccinin, Mac Nadon and Clayton Lloyd. From out of the city were Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Robinson, of Carleton, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris of Tilbury, Ont., and Mrs. David King of Woodstock, Ont.
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Wed 15 July 1964 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Colin Stewart, aged 53 years, resident
of R.R. No. 3, Scott Highway died in hospital Tuesday July 14th, 1964 following a short illness. Adherent of First Church United. Surviving are wife, Myrtle,
son Donald and daughter Heather, all at home. mother, Mrs. Andrew Stewart, West Frederica Street; brothers, Peter, West Frederica Street; Jack, Winnipeg; Don,
North Syndicate Ave; Robert, West Frederica Street. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Jenkins Funeral Home. Rev. Cecil King officiating,
Interment in the Military Plot in Mountain View Cemetery.
Thurs 31 May 1956 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Mary Stewart, 68, wife of Charles
Stewart, North Harold Street, a former resident of the Scott Highway and for 45 years resident of South Gillies, died in hospital Wednesday after a long illness.
Born at Wallpool, Haldimand County, Ont, she was the former Mary Jane Hayward, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Hayward. She was married to Albert
Schilling in Oct 1906 and he predeceased her 28 March 1922. Mrs. Stewart was remarried in Fort William June 2, 1945 to Charles Stewart by Rev. Dan McIvor. Well
known in the district she was an adherent of Slate River Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by six sons. They are Garfield Schilling, Arthur
Street Road; Collin Schilling, Pardee Township; Edward Schilling, Arthur Street Road; Basil Schilling, Scott Highway; and Charles Schilling, Harold Street.
Also surviving are two daughters, Grace, (Mrs. E. Davis) Stratford, Ont; and Laura (Mrs. J. Cooper) Sundre, Alta. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Louise
Gravelle, Dundas, Ont; Mrs. Alice Wark, Scott Highway; Mrs. C. Cooke, Russell, Man.; Mrs. Charles Prouty, Kenora; Mrs. E. Peterman, Richmond, Mich; and Mrs.
J. Kempert, Dryden, as well as 23 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the Jenkins Funeral Home with Rev. D. Sinclair of
Slate River Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery.
Wed 1 Oct 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Many old time friends of the Stirrett
family attended the funeral yesterday afternoon of John Stirrett who died on Sunday. The body rested on Monday at the home of his youngest son, Arthur C.
Stirrett, 359 Robinson Street and was returned yesterday morning to the Everest Mortuary, whence the funeral was held in the afternoon to the First Presbyterian
Church. The service was conducted by Rev. J.A. McMahon, pastor and Rev. Andrew Boyd. Mr. McMahon gave an address and Mr. Boyd offered up prayer. During the course
of the service, A.J. Forsythe sang a favorite hymn "There were Ninety and Nine" Mrs. M. Grieve presiding at the piano. Many beautiful floral tributes were received,
testifying to the esteem in which Mr. Stirrett was held. Friends were noticed at the funeral from Hymers and adjoining districts and several lumber companies
were represented at the church service. The pallbearers were J. Withenshaw; James Sheppard; A.J. Forsyth; Thomas Wilson; T. A. Woodside; and George Williams.
Interment was in Riverside cemetery.
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Wed Jan 24 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Horace St. Pierre, 49, of 190 Pearl Street,
Port Arthur, died in Port Arthur Hospital yesterday. There are no known relatives. the body rests at Sargent's Chapel.
St. Pierre, Horace Fri Jan 26 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Horace St. Pierre, 190
Pearl St. Port Arthur, who died Tuesday was held this afternoon from Sargent's Chapel at 3:15 to Riverside cemetery with services by Rev. J.E. Scharf of Knox
Wed 26 July 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral of Mrs. Gust. W. Strandberg.
Attended by many friends of the family, impressive funeral services for the late Mrs. Jenny Strandberg, Moose Hill, who died Sunday were held yesterday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The funeral was held from Jenkens Funeral Parlors to the Swedish Lutheran Church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. P. Peterson, assisted by Rev. T.J. Hare
officiated. Rev. Mr. Peterson spoke feelingly of the deceased and of her sudden demise. Two favorite hymns "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Abide With Me" were sung.
Miss Helga Strandberg presided at the organ. Interment was in the Scoble cemetery. The pallbearers were: A. Rothenberg, W. Klomp, W. Bunt, P. Tapsay, E. Pearson
and E. Larson. Mr. and Mrs. E. Pearson, Argonne, Ont. arrived in the city to attend the funeral.
Thurs 6 Jan 1920 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. J. Jones, senior, left for Port Arthur to attend the funeral of her grandchild, Baby Strasser. Miss Agnes Jones accompanied her mother.
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Strey, Hazel & Gladys
Sat 8 Nov 1919 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Trapped in their room by a midnight fire,
two girls, aged six and seven years, lost their lives in the flames that devoured the entire home and all other furniture, clothing and other contents at Dorion
last night. Escaped from the same fire with absolutely no earthly possessions except the night clothes which they wore when roused by smoke and flames, were the
father, mother and three boys, aged fourteen years, three years and one-and-one-half years. The father, Otto A. Strey, is in St. Joseph's General Hospital at Port
Arthur suffering severely with burns received in vain efforts to rescue his only daughters and from cuts and bruises to his feet, sustained while walking through
the snow at midnight, garbed only in his night clothes, seeking help, while blisters caused by the flames were rising about his face and arms. "He is suffering
terribly but is expected to recover" said hospital attendants this afternoon. The fire in the little farm house at Dorion started from some unknown cause and as
the family was asleep, it had gained much headway before being noticed. The father was sleeping downstairs with the three-year-old boy and the two had little
difficulty getting out. The mother, unable to ascend the stairs for the same reason the father could not go up, flames and smoke, threw the eighteen months'
old baby boy out the window into the snow and followed it herself. A fourteen year old boy escaped unaided. This left the two girls, Hazel and Gladys, aged
six and seven, who were in another room by themselves unaccounted for and when the father found they had not escaped, he made heroic but unsuccessful efforts
to reach them, during which he was badly burned. The little family took shelter in the barn while the father tramped in scant attire over the snow roads to a
neighbors house for help. Mr. Strey, suffering severely from burns and from the mental effects of the tragedy was brought to hospital in Port Arthur this
morning by Mr. M. Peacock, postmaster of Dorion. He states that when he left the scene of the fire this morning, the ruins were still
smoldering and it had been impossible to reach the bodies of the two little girls who perished in the flames. Mr. Peacock has asked the News Chronicle to
make an appeal for help for the stricken family which now does not possess a stitch of clothing beyond the night clothing in which they escaped and a
few other garments provided by neighbors. All their furniture and possessions are gone and there is no insurance. Donations any be sent to Mr. Peacock,
postmaster, Dorion, or to Ald. George Gibbon, chairman of the Port Arthur city council's relief committee.
Tues 8 Jan 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Otto A. Strey. Who died
at Dorion last Wednesday evening, was held yesterday afternoon from Blake's Funeral Chapel, at two o'clock. Rev. A. H. Johnson, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church, officiated and burial will take place in Mountain View Cemetery. A large turnout of friends, both from Dorion and vicinity and the twin cities attended
the service. Pallbearers were W. Weeks, T. W. Alley, P. Holyk and A. Allan.
Wed 15 Mar 1967 Fort William Daily Journal
Mr. Bernard Strom, aged 69 years, resident
of O'Connor Township, died in hospital Monday March 13, 1967 following a life long illness. He is survived by brother Swan, Kakabeka Falls, four sisters,
Emma, Mrs. H. Brown, Morse Street, Lydia, Mrs. J. Muir, North Court Street, Miss Grace Strom, at home, Agnes, Mrs. Greenhalgh, Toronto, and other relatives.
Funeral services Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. William A. Ross of the Lutheran Chaplaincy Service officiating with interment in the
Mon 7 Feb 1938 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Mrs. Louise Strom, who died
Tuesday, was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, where services were conducted by Capt. Wm. Gibson, Salvation
Army. Two Hymns "Rock of Ages" and "Just as I Am" were sung and Mrs. W. Summerville rendered a solo "He Wipes the Tear from Every Eye." Interment was
made in the vault at Riverside until spring, when burial will be made in the family plot, O'Connor Cemetery. Pallbearers were W. Cumming, P. Wenlow, R.
Burrows, C. Campbell, T. May and A. Muir.
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Styles, Ethel Elizabeth,
27 Dec 1952 Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC
Late of Oxford St., Pt. Coquitlam, passed away suddenly Dec., 25, 1952. Leaves to mourn 3 sons: Alfred, Albert and Algernon of Pt. Coquitlam; 5 daughters:Mrs.
L. Baynes and Miss Eva at home, Mrs. F. Mitchell, Mrs J. Holmes, Mrs. J. Boyer of Fort William Ont: 32 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1
sister.Funeral service Monday Dec., 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Garder Hill Funeral Chapel, Pt. Coquitlam. Reverend Thomas Moore officiating. Interment O.V.B.P.
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Styles, Fredrick S.B
20 Feb 1947 Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC
On February 19, 1947, at the Royal Columbia Hospital, Fredrick Samuel Boyd Styles, late of Port Coquitlam, aged 68 years. he leaves to mourn,
besides his wife, 3 sons, Alfred, Albert and Algernon, 5 daughters, Mrs L. Bayes, Mrs J. Holmes, Mrs. F. Mitchell, Mrs. J. Boyer, Miss Eva Styles: his
mother, Mrs George Borman, 24 grandchildren. Funeral Service New Westminster. Rev. W.A. Guy officiating. Interment Ocean View Memorial Park.
Styles, Fredrick S.B Tues 25 Feb 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
A former resident of Scoble
West and well-known locally Fredrick S. B. Styles died February 19 at the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC. He is survived by his widow,
three sons and two daughters of Port Coquitlam, BC; two daughters of South Gillies and one daughter, McTavish Street, Fort William. There are 25 grandchildren.
His mother resides in England. Also surviving are one sister, two step-sisters and four step-brothers, living in England and one brother living in Vancouver.
Sulin, Henry Wed 7 Nov 1928 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Sunberg, Inga Mary (Mrs. Alfred)
Henry Sulin, Finlander, who for the past five years
has been farming a small homestead near Shabaqua, thirty-seven miles west of Port Arthur, was found dead in bed Monday night by his son and daughter, on their
return from visiting a neighbor. Constable Cole, of the Provincial Police, and Dr. C.N. Laurie, Coroner, drove to Shabaqua yesterday afternoon and investigated.
Dr. Laurie found that death was caused by a heart attack and gave permission for the interment of the body on the farm. The son, daughter and a neighbor have
fashioned the casket. Monday afternoon, Sulin, who hd been working his lot cutting ties, complained to his son Arvo, fifteen years old, of pains to the chest.
He is survived by his son Arvo, his daughters, Mamie and Mrs. Matt Oikonen, of Shabaqua, and his wife and three daughters in Finland.
Mon 28 June 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred at
Stanley, Saturday afternoon of Mrs. Alfred Sundberg at the age of 77 years. Mrs. Sundberg was one of the pioneers of the neighborhood, having resided in the
district for the past 27 years. Her husband predeceased her 17 years ago. One son, William, survives. Another son Berger was killed in British Columbia 13
years ago in a dynamite explosion while at work. The funeral was held this afternoon from the family home in Paipoonge township to the Stanley Cemetery.
Sundstrom, Mrs. Linnes
Thurs 27 Apr 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
THe funeral of Mrs. Linnes
Sundstrom was held on Tuesday afternoon with service at Rientola Hall, conducted by Rev. M.L. Hostager of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Pallbearers were
Alex Peterson, Isaac Niemi, Wilhelm Nielson and Arvid Hari, Interment was in Nolalu Cemetery. Mrs. Sundstrom, who was 56 years old, is survived by one son
Conrad Johnson and one daughter Violet Sundstrom, both of Nolalu. She also leaves four sisters, Ellen Anderson, Belvediere, N.J. and Martha, Anna and Iola
Lindblom in Sweden and one brother Andrew in Sweden. Mrs. Sundstrom was born in Sweden. She came to Canada in 1905.
Suutherland, Alonzo Fri 29 Dec 1916 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Death at Hymers. The death occurred at his home
in hymers today of Alonzo Sutherland, aged fifty-nine years.
Wed 24 Nov 1926 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Marjorie Sutherland, pioneer citizen
of Hymers, died yesterday afternoon in McKellar Hospital, Fort William, following two weeks illness. Mrs. Sutherland came to this district from Eastern Ontario
and settled in Hymers some twenty-six years ago. Her husband died January 1, 1916 and is buried at Hymers. The daughter of pioneer United States parents, who
settled in Canada in the early eighties, Mrs. Sutherland was born sixty-five years ago at Fonthill, Ont. The house on the homestead at Hymers was destroyed
by fire a year ago, since when Mrs. Sutherland resided with a married daughter. She is survived by four sons, Benjamin, of Fort William; Joseph, of Hymers;
John William, of Hymers; and Fred, in St. Catherines; and four daughters, Mrs. H. Sisson, 11 Crown street, Port Arthur; Mrs. R. Bisonthal, Fort William; Mrs.
W. Elford, of Windsor; and Miss Ella Sutherland at Orilla. The body is at Thomson & Sargent's mortuary, and funeral arrangements are incomplete pending
receipt of word from relatives.
Svenson, Andrew Gustaf
Thur 9 Apr 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Well known as a hunter and trapper
in Finmark district since 1925, Andrew Gustaf Svenson, 52, died yesterday afternoon in hospital. He was born in Sweden and since coming to this district in 1925
had resided in Finmark. A brother, John A. Svenson, resides in Finmark. One brother and three sisters live in Sweden. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon
from the Jenkens and Son Funeral Home to Finmark Cemetery at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. McIvor will officiate.
Svenson, John Adolph
Tues 21 Dec 1943 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late John
Adolph Svenson, who died last Tuesday at his home in Finmark, was held yesterday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock from Sargent and Son's Funeral Home to Sunshine
Cemetery at 2 o'clock. Rev. F.J. Douglas of the Bay St. United Church officiated. Burial was in the family plot, Sunshine Cemetery. The pallbearers were
J.A. Bustrom, J. Anderson, J. Dalhad, J. Larsen, E. Erikson, and J. Garland.
29 May 1922 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Under O'Connor writeup-Mr. Swalwell passed away
after a long illness. He has been a resident of O'Connor for many years.
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Gust Swanson, 67, of Murillo, died in hospital here early Sunday morning after a three months illness. Born in Sweden, he went to Minneapolis, Minn., 37 years
ago and to Port Arthur two years later. A well-known business man, he operated Swanson Feed and Sales Stables for several years. In 1942 he entered the timber
contracting business retiring in 1949. He had recently constructed the Murillo Inn. He was a member of Shuniah Lodge, AF and AM, and a life member of the Superior
Lodge of Perfection of the Scottish Rites Masons. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church Port Arthur. Surviving are his wife Anna, two sons, Frank of Dorion,
Oscar, Ouimet, Ont., one daughter Helda, Mrs. Gust Jacobson, Amelia Street, Fort William, and 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also curving are
two brothers, Axel, Albo Lake, Minn., and Sven of Eatonville, Wash., and five step-children. The funeral will be held Wednesday from the Chapel, 299 Arthur
Street, under the direction of the Shuniah Lodge. Burial will be in the family plot, Riverside Cemetery. Rev. W.S. Hesselgrave will officiate.
Sat 24 Dec 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday in McKellar
Hospital following a short illness of Mrs. Linea Swanson, 32, wife of Oscar Swanson of Finmark. The late Mrs. Swanson had resided
at Finmark for the last eight years and was respected highly by all who knew her. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, Nils Henry; Arvid James;
Martin Francis; and Ingrid Norma. The body will be taken to Ellis, Ontario on Thursday for burial. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev.
C.P. Peterson will officiate and interment will be made in
the Ellis cemetery.
Swanson, Linea (Mrs. Oscar) Tues 3 Jan 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs.
Oscar Swanson of Ellis, Ont., was held
Friday afternoon from the home of Eric Berglund at Ellis. Rev. C.P. Peterson officiated and interment was in Ellis Cemetery. The pallbearers were C. Lundgren,
Claus Lundgren, G. Lindstrom, R. Nordquist, A. Hagge and H. Holin.
Swanson, Linea Tues Jan 10 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Under Ellis Heading - The funeral of Mrs.
L. Swenson was held from the home of E. Berglund on Friday. The people of Ellis extend their deepest sympathy to O. Swenson and family in their recent bereavement
Sat 9 Dec 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
In the grave cut by himself out of solid rock on the site of his camp, about one mile inland from Dinorwic,
Swan Swanson, pioneer railroad contractor, of Dryden, Ontario, was laid to rest yesterday morning. The grave is high
up on a hill from which a general view of the whole countryside may be seen. The funeral was held from the family
residence in Dryden under the auspices of Golden Star Lodge A.F. and A.M. A short Masonic service was held at the house,
following which the cortege proceeded to Dinorwic by automobile. Here sleighs were used to convey the casket and mourners
about a mile inland to the graveside. Chas. Coombs conducted the
service at the graveside. The pallbearers were: R. Sweeney, H. Wilde, A. Gould, C. Sels,
J. Gordon and D. Reid.
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Farmer of Forbes Township for
the past 25 years, Juho Syngelma, 48, died yesterday morning. He was a native of Finland and is survived by his father, three brothers and one sister in
Finland. The body rests at Sargent's Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Syngelma, John Wed 4 June 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of John Syngelma, who was
found dead in Forbes Township last Friday was held Tuesday from Sargent's Chapel at 1 p.m. to Pohjola Hall, Forbes Township. Interment was made in Dog Lake
Cemetery. Two Finnish Hymns were sung. Pallbearers were J. Nygren, E. Ilvesmaki, V. Silen, A. Silen, E. Laine and K. Lilja.
Thurs 13 Apr 1939 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night at the family home, Lappe, McIntyre Township of Sooni Helmi Syrja, aged 4 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Onni Syrja. Besides her
parents, she is survived by sisters, Eva, 12 and Elma, 9, and one brother, Heikki, 7. The funeral will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon from the home at
Lappe, with Rev. W.N. Westerback of the Finnish Lutheran Chuirch, officiating. Interment will be in Ware Cemetery.
Fri 16 Sept 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Resident of the district for 26 years,
during a considerable portion of which
he has farmed and operated a store at Kaministiquia, John Syrja, died last night at his home,
aged 44. He had been ill about six months. He was a native of Finland. Besides his wife he
leaves two daughters and one son, Rauha, 19; Rayo, 10; and Lily, 1. A private funeral will be
held Saturday afternoon from the Funeral Home, 21 Court Street North, Port Arthur to Riverside Cemetery.
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