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Vaillancourt, Anna Mary 20 June 1972 The Chronicle Journal

Vaillancourt, Anna 21 June 1972 The Chronicle Journal

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Vaillancourt, Henry 29 July 1975 The Chronicle Journal

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Vaitelis-Nyberg Sat 17 Feb 1996 Chronicle Journal

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Valimaa, Edwin Rudolph Mon 9 June 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
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Valimaa, Edwin Rudolph Tues 10 June 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for Edwin Rudolph Valimaa, 25, of South Gillies, victim of an accident in the rural community yesterday, will be held Thursday from the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel at 12 noon to the Finnish Lutheran Church, Nolalu, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. by Rev. R.W. Heikkinen, of Port Arthur. Interment will be in the family plot, Nolalu Cemetery. The body was examind by Coroner Powell last night and death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. There will be no inquest.

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Valimaa, Jacob Wed 7 Sept 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in Port Arthur hospital yesterday afternoon after an illness of seven months, of Jacob Valimaa, aged 44, of Nolalu. Born in Finland, Mr. Valimaa resided in this district for 24 years, most of the time which he had been engaged in farming. Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Gertrude 7, Kalio 6, and Katherine 4. The funeral will be held on Friday at Nolalu. The body will be shipped from Port Arthur Thursday morning.

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Valimaa, Kenneth A. Tues 24 Oct 2006 The Chronicle Journal

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Vasti, Everrt, Tues 13 Nov 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Everrt Vasti, 71, a resident of Lappe for 33 years, since he came to Canada from Finland, died in hospital here early today. The body is at the Funeral Home, 299 Arthur Street.

Vasti, Everrt, Thurs 15 Nov 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Everrt Vasti, who died Tuesday, was held at 2:30 this afternoon from the Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, with interment in Riverside Cemetery. Service was conducted by Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church.

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Veley, Cecil Wed 21 July 1971 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for Cecil Floyd Veley, RR 1, Murillo, who died Sunday, were held Tuesday, with Rev. A.G. Holbrook of the Pentecostal Church officiating. He also sang a solo, Goodnight and Good Morning. Attending were neighbors and friends from Murillo and surrounding district. Interment was in the family plot Sunset Memorial Gardens. Honorary bearers were R.J. Martyn, Albert Morrow, William T. Morrow, Milton Vibert and Arvid Kotanen. Active bearers were George Graves, John Wing, Allan Veley, Melvin Hogan, Sam McNally and Carmen Denby. Attending from out of town were Mrs. Helen Steeves, a sister-in-law from Oakridge, Ont.

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Veley, Hazel 76 Dec 1978 The Chronicle Journal

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Veley, Ida Wed 24 Mar 1937 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Ida Veley, 2 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Veley, of Murillo, who died Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock was held Sunday afternoon. The funeral attended by many friends of the family, was held from the family residence to Stanley Hill Cemetery. Many beautiful floral tributes were received. The pallbearers were; Gordon Veley, Gordon Rahmer, Cecil Veley and Paul Vezina. Besides her parents, Ida Veley is survived by one brother Clifford.

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Veley, Ina 20 May 2003 The Chronicle Journal

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Veley, James 20 Aug 1990 The Chronicle Journal

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Veley, John Herbert 11 Sep 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A large attendance gathered at the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon to observe the last rites for John Herbert Veley, 67, long time resident of Murillo, who died Thursday. Funeral services, which were held at 2 o'clock were conducted by Rev. A.G. Holbrook of the Fort William Pentecostal Church. The gathering was drawn from both cities and from the Murillo district and there was an abundance of floral tributes. Consoling with the bereaved, Rev. Holbrook lamented at the great loss in the community caused by the passing of this man, noted for his sincerity and good work during his long life. Two hymns were sung Rock of Ages and Safe in the Arms of Jesus, while Rev. Holbrook sang a solo Safe in the Arms of Jesus, Percival Kirby, Mrs. Bac, presided at the organ. Pallbearers were: Matt Abbott, Leslie Wing, D'yncourt Rahmer, Alfred Filker, John McDonald and Harry McNally. Interment was in the family plot Stanley Hill Cemetery.

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Venasky, Stephen Stanley Sun 20 Nov 2005 The Chronicle Journal

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

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Veurink, Hendrik Jans Mon 23 Oct 2006 The Chronicle Journal

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Vezina, Addie 4 May 1983 The Chronicle Journal

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Vial, Charles Mon 23 June 1930 Port Arthur News Chronicle l
One of the last of the men who participated in the bonanza days of the Silver Islet Mine, who later settled in Prince Arthur's Landing, now Port Arthur, Charles Vial, for many years a picturesque personage on the streets died Sunday in Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr Vial was taken to hospital but a few short days ago from his room in the Moore Block. He was past eighty years old. Born in Cornwall, England, son of John Vial and Grace Thomas, he came to Canada at an early age. He was at Silver Islet during the operation of the famous mine, later settling in Port Arthur where he had resided since. He was one of the first operators of municipal owned street cars in Port Arthur. He was also a lover of outdoor sports, being particularly interested in baseball. For sometime before his retirement he was employed as a messenger at the Bank of Montreal. Mr. Vail is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Stephen H. Jones, of Chicago, formerly of Duluth, who arrived in Port Arthur shortly before her father's death, and his son Samuel Everington Vial, of Los Angeles, Cal.; The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Chapel, 21 North Court Street to Riverside Cemetery.

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Vibert, Russell Robert Mon 27 June 2005 The Chronicle Journal

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Vihjanen, P. Arvid Mon 18 Oct 1967 Fort William Daily Times Journal
P. Arvid Vihjanen, 72, of Pigeon River died suddenly at his home Thursday following a seizure. Born at Laitila, Finland, he was educated there, coming to Canada and Port Arthur in 1924. He moved to Pardee township in 1937 and had been employed in bush and pulp operations with various pulp and paper firms. He was an adherent of the Lutheran Church.

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Vinette, Cliff Thurs 29 Sept 1904 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Cliff Vinette died at the Whitefish hotel about 2 o'clock this morning after several hours of delirium. When found on Monday afternoon he was very weak, but the men who found him did not anticipate anything serious. He did not rally, however and yesterday morning they decided to bring him out of the woods. He was conveyed to the above Whitefish lake and rowed across to the hotel which was reached about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. He became delirious on the way and late last evening it was noticed that he was growing weaker. A message was sent to Port Arthur for a special train and a doctor. The train got ready as quickly as possible and Dr. Brown accompanied by Mayor Clavet and others went out but they did not reach Whitefish until sometime after he had died. The men with him did everything they could for the deceased from the time he was found until he died but the long exposure had undermined his constitution and their efforts were without avail. The remains were brought to Port Arthur about nine o'clock this morning and taken to Undertaker Dalton's rooms where they will be prepared for burial. Deceased was a single man forty years of age and came to this district about nine years ago from Chippewa Falls, Wis. He was born in Ottawa but his father and mother are both dead. An uncle lives here and several brothers and sisters survive him. When he first came here, he was a prospector in the Seine River district and owned several mining locations there. He took charge of the Queen's hotel about two years ago and had conducted it successfully since. He was a jolly, whole-souled fellow and was popular with everyone who knew him. The funeral will be held Saturday morning.

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Virr, Jim 29 May 2001 The Chronicle Journal

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Virr, Mildred 13 April 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred late yesterday afternoon in hospital after a short illness, of Mrs. Mildred Virr, Jarvis River. News of her comparatively sudden demise comes as a shock to her many friends in the two cities and district. She had resided here practically all her life. Born at Madoc, Ont., she came to Fort William with her parents when a baby. She attended Francis Street school and also attended First Church United, West Fort William. After she was married to Raymond Virr ten years ago they moved to Jarvis River and had resided there since. She attended Slate River Baptist Church since residing at Jarvis River. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lottie Ada and Audrey Ruth and one son Raymond Alfred, all living at home. Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clapp of Moose Hill, seven brothers and three sisters. They are Kenneth, with the C.N.R. bridge and building department; Phillip, Willet and Robert of the Forestry Corps, stationed at Valcartier, Quebec; Jack, overseas with the Forestry Corps; Charles, with the First Lake Superior Regiment, stationed at St. John, N.B.; Edward, living at home; Mabel, Mrs. S. McIlwain, 122 North Selkirk avenue; Mary, Mrs John Brown, Midland; and Doreen, living at home. A brother Hawley died several years ago. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Geo. E. Blake funeral chapel. Rev. D. McIvor, M.P. will officiate and burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Virr, Mildred 18 April 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral of Mrs. Raymond Virr. Throngs of friends of the family were in attendance yesterday afternoon when impressive funeral services were held for the late Mrs. Raymond Virr of Jarvis River. She died last Thursday.The service was held at 2 o'clock from the Geo. E. Blake funeral chapel. Rev. D. McIvor, M.P., officiated. He paid fine tribute to the excellent worth of the deceased as a wife and mother and spoke words of comfort for the bereaved members of the family. Two hymns "What A friend We Have In Jesus" and "Abide With Me" were sung. Mrs. D. McMichael presided at the organ. Many beautiful floral tributes were received. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. The pallbearers were, Frank Walker, Stewart and Delbert Robbins, Elmer McIlwain, Russell Neil and Kenneth House

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Virr, Raymond Leslie 6 May 2000 The Chronicle Journal

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Von Matt, Alois Wed 2 Mar 1955 Port Arthur News Chroncile
The funeral of Alois Von Matt, 78, of Paipoonge Township, who died Monday will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Chapel, 200 South May Street., Fort William. Rev. J.M. Cano will officiate. Burial will be in Stanley Hill Cemetery.

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Vourinen, Lauri Mon 16 May 2005 The Chronicle Journal

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