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Thurs 7 Aug 1930 FWDTJ
Eino Wainekka, until the spring
a resident of Port Arthur, but latterly employed as a painter at the Terminal Elevator, Prescott, was killed on Tuesday afternoon while engaged in painting
on the exterior of the building, falling from a considerable height. He was 24 years of age, and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Wainekka,
120 South Rockwood Avenue, Port Arthur, his widow and infant child, and one brother, who was also working at Prescott. The deceased was employed as painter
on the new General Hospital in Port Arthur last fall and winter. Accompanied by the widow and brother, the body will arrive in Port Arthur tomorrow morning.
The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon from the Everest Mortuary to the Finnish-Lutheran Church, with interment in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J. Hirvi,
pastor of the Finnish-Lutheran Church will officiate.
Thurs 3 May 1934 FWDTJ
Nolalu Child Found Dead in Creek Waters.
Frantic parents miss 4-year-old and search reveals tragic death.....Allen Wainikko, aged four years, son of Mrs. John Neimi, Nolalu, was drowned yesterday
afternoon in a small creek about 40 yards from his home. The boy was seen last about 1:30 o'clock yestrday afternoon. About 3 o'clock he was missed and a
search started. Neighbors followed his tracks from the house to the creek and about 6:30 o'clock discovered the body about 300 yards down the creek from
the point where the tracks ended. Coroner J.W. Cook and Provincial Constable John Nixon, Fort William, investigated, and it was decided that no inquest was
necessary. Burial will be made in Nolalu.
Wainikko, Allen Mon 7 May 1934 FWDTJ*****
....Dawdy was the second flood victim of the year
in this district, the first being Allen Wainikko, 4, of Nolalu. - (Part of a larger newspaper article)
Wed 21 Feb 1940 FWDTJ
The death occurred this morning in
hospital of John Wainionpaa, aged 63 of Kaministiquia. Mr. Wainionpaa came to this district 27 years ago from Finland. He had farmed at Kaministiquia for
23 years. He was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Svante, Eino and Reino, at home; and two daughters, Elma,
Mrs Jack Maki, Kaministiquia, and Eini, at home. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hill, Kaministiquia and Mrs. Emil Syrja, Murillo. A son,
Taisto died two years ago. The funeral will be held on Friday leaving the Funeral Parlors, 299 Arthur Street, Port Arthur at one o'clock for service in
the Dog River Hall, Kaministiquia at two o'clock. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate and interment will be made in Dog River
Thurs 3 Sept 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Maria Wainiopaa,
72, Dawson Court, Port Arthur, who died Tuesday will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Everest Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. F.A. Maunala of Christ
Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Dog River Cemetery, Kaministiquia.
Mon 3 Jan 1938 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of tastio Waino, who died
Saturday in Port Arthur, was held from the hall north of Kaministiquia to the Dog River Cemetery, December 30. Rev. J.E. Nopola officiated.
Wainwright, Richard Russell
Sat 19 Jan 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Richard Russell
Wainwright, 25-year-old Dorion resident, who died Tuesday, was held Friday at 2 p.m. in the New Community Hall at Dorion. Canon Stephen Turner of St. George's
Church Port Arthur, officiated. Two Hymns, "Abide With Me" and " Peace Perfect Peace" were sung, accompanied by Frank Tyler, organist. Pallbearers were George
Bryan, George Kay, M. Tennant, A. Tennant, R. Renaud and Stan Caldwell. Burial was in the family plot at Dorion cemetery. A memorial service was held in the
Everest Chapel Thursday at 7:30 p.m. by Port Arthur Moose Lodge 947. The body was removed from the Everest Funeral Home to Dorion Friday afternoon.
Fri 8 Aug 1941 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Hilda Waisanen, 58, wife of Antte Waisanen,
Finmark, died suddenly at her residence this morning. Born in Finland, Mrs. Waisanen came to Canada 21 years ago and took up residence in this district. She was
a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Surviving are one daughter, Dini, at home, and four sons, Nick Maki, Finmark; Eino Maki, Oako; Arvo Maki, Port Arthur;
and Allan Waisanen, at home. There are also two grandchildren. The body is at the Chapel, 200 South May Street, Fort William.
Tues 19 July 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
John Walimaa died on Sunday July 17 at his
son's Jacob Walimaa's residence. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. Lepisto and Mrs. S. Lassi, residing in Port Arthur and
four sons, Jacob, Emil and George living here and Arvo living in Port Arthur. He had been ailing for a long time from heart disease. Mr. Walimaa was one of the
oldest farmers here.
Thurs 30 Oct 1930 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. J.W. Sloman, 337 Dacre Street,
received word today of the death of her father Isaac Wall, sixt-nine, of Trout Creek, Ontario. Mr. Wall was a former resident of Port Arthur, but for
the past three years he has resided in Trout Creek. He is survived by his daughter only.
Mon 26 Aug 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Stella Wallace, Murillo,
widow of the late W.J. Wallace, of Murillo, and who died on Thursday was held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Blake Funeral Chapel. The service was
largely attended, was conducted by Rev. D. McIvor, of First United Church. Two hymns were sung "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Rock of Ages." Mrs. D. McIvor
presided at the organ. Many beautiful flowers were received. Burial was in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Henry Olson, Wilfred Olson,
Vincent Whittaker, J. Britton, William Laidler and Patrick Connelly.
Sat 3 Oct 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last night in St. Joseph's
Hospital, of Evert Wallin, 64, well known resident of Nolalu. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son George, living at home and one daughter, Tynne, Mrs.
Valima, of Nolalu. He is also survived by one brother, Jalmar, of Winnipeg and one sister, Mrs. Alma Ketonen, of Port Arthur. A brother and sister reside in Finland.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence at Nolalu. Rev. E.J. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church, will officiate and
interment will be in Leeper Cemetery.
Wallin, Evert Wed 7 Oct 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of Evert Wallin, who died Friday, was held yesterday afternoon with service at 2 o'clock at his home in Nolalu. Rev. E.J. Nopola conducted the service.
Interment was in Leeper Cemetery. Pallbearers were Isaac Johnson, Henry Jelto, John Oja, Julius Haukonen, William Ketonen and John Annala.
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Wamsley, Martha Elizabeth
27 Apr 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Wamsley Pioneer of District Dies.
A well known and highly respected pioneer resident of the district, Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Wamsley, wife of George Wamsley, Pearson Township, died this morning at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alex Gillies, Arthur Street Road. She was 76 years old. Mrs. Wamsley became ill late last week and on Monday went to the home of
her daughter on account of her illness. Her death this morning was comparatively sudden and news which comes with a feeling of deep regret by the many friends
of the family in the city and district. For three years she and her husband operated the Wamsley Post Office, which was named after them. Born at Maydock, Hastings
County, Ont., she was married to Mr. Wamsley near Ripley, Ont. They came to this district in 1904 and settled at Hymers, where they resided for two years.
They then moved to Pearson where they had made their home since. During her long residence in the district Mrs. Wamsley took a keen interest in the welfare
of the community and was a former president of the district Women's Institute. She was a member of the Anglican Church. She is survived by her husband, two
sons and two daughters. They are William, 316 Ogden Street; Alex, of Pearson Township; Eleanor, Mrs. Alex Gillies, Arthur Street Road, and Elizabeth, Mrs.
Ellis Johnson, Pearson Township. There are 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers and one sister.
Wamsley, Martha Elizabeth 28 Apr 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral of Mrs. George Wamsley - The
funeral of the late Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Wamsley, wife of George Wamsley, of Pearson township, who died yesterday will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the Jenken and Sons Funeral Chapel. Rev. S.F. Yeomans, rector of St. Lukes Anglican church will officiate and burial will be in the family plot, Mountain
Wamsley, Martha Elizabeth 1 May 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Wamsley, Mary Jane
Attended by many friends of the
family from the two cities and district, impressive funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for the late Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Wamsley, pioneer resident
of Pearson Township. She died Friday. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock from the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel with Rev. S.F. Yeomans, Rector of St. Luke's
Anglican Church officiating. Paying tribute to Mrs. Wamsley Rev. Mr. Ywomans alluded to her long life in the district, her pioneer spirit and her interest
in the welfare of the community. Two hymns "Abide With Me" and " Safe In The Arms Of Jesus" were sung with Mrs. Marion Beecher A.T.C.M, presiding at the organ.
Many floral tributes were received. As the casket was being removed from the chapel members of the District Women's Institute who attended in a body, formed a
Guard of Honor. Burial was in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. The pall bearers were E.R. and S. Johnson, A. Gillies, and G. and W. Leddicoat. A
granddaughter, LAW Martha Wamsley, arrived from Mount Hope, Ont., to attend the funeral.
11 July 1929 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral of Mrs. Wm. Wamsley. The little
church in the valley was filled to overflowing with sympathizing friends to pay their last respects to Mrs. Wm. Wamsley, one who will be greatly missed in the
community. Her bright and cheerful disposition had won a place in many hearts. The late Mrs. Wamsley had always a word of sympathy for others but bravely kept
her own troubles to her self.. She gave her time and talents to the community as far as her strength would allow. The services were conducted by T.P. Perry and
Rev. P. K. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Smith sang the beautiful hymn "A City Four Square" Other hymns sung were "My God is Thee" and "Shall We Gather at the River".
The Thunder Bay district Women's Institute was represented by Mrs. Daley and Fort William branch by Mrs. Bonnett, Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Taylor. The pallbearers
were R. McColl, R. Pike, H. Parker, W. Hymers, B. Turk, and G. Sitch. The floral tributes were beautiful showing the high esteem in which the departed was held.
Wamsley, William G.
16 Jan 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Pioneer of Pearson, W.G. Wamsley Passes.
William G. Wasmley, 65, of Pearson Township, died in hospital Tuesday afternoon. He had been in failing health for the past year but was only in the hospital
since Friday. Born at Ripley in Bruce County, Ontario, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Wamsley, he came to this district and Hymers in 1905. He received part
of his education there and in 1906 he moved to Pearson township where his father took up a homestead. He enlisted in September 1916 in 141st Battalion in Port
Arthur and served in Belgium and France with the 8th Battalion, returning to the district following his discharge in 1919. He was married to Miss Mary Jane
McCollum in 1920. He took up a farm in Pearson Township under the Farm Settlement, which he operated until 1927 when he moved to Hymers, later moving back to
Pearson Township where he has farmed since. He was a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans of Canada. He is survived by four daughters, Nettie
(Mrs. Paul Kruppa), 506 McLeod Street; Marjorie (Mrs. Arthur Johnson), 442 Sifton Avenue, Fort William; Martha, (Mrs. James Portier), Rabbit Lake, Kenora,
and Patricia (Mrs. Bernhard Koreen) 315 Wolsely Street, Port Arthur. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Elis Johnson, of Wamsley P.O.,
and Mrs. Alex Gillies, of Rosslyn, and one brother, Alex Wamsley of Pruden street. His wife predeceased him in 1929. Funeral services under the auspices of
the ANAF will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. Roy Haddon, of St. Thomas Anglican Church.
Interment will be in the Military Plot, Mountain View Cemetery.
Wamsley, William G. 19 Jan 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Wamsley, William George
Funeral services for William G. Wamsley, 65,
Pearson township, farmer who died in hospital on Tuesday following a lengthy illness, were held yesterday at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Services were
conducted by Rev. E. Roy Haddon of St. Thomas Anglican Church, who offered words of comfort to the family. One hymn "Breathe on me Breath of God" was played by
the Chapel organist. The funeral was under the auspices of the ANAF who formed a guard of honor as the flag-draped casket was being moved from the funeral home.
Interment was in the Military Plot, Mountain View cemetery. Following the funeral services by Mr. Haddon, an ANAF service was conducted by R. McMinn. A. Scott,
bugler, sounded Last Post and Revielle. The flag on the grave was lowered and raised by RSM Tom Kirk. Pallbearers were Alf Olson, Eino Mannisto, James Mighton
Jr, Eugene Flank, Olavi Gronlund and Eino Tissari. From out of town to attend the funeral services was a daughter Martha (Mrs. James Portier) of Rabbit Lake,
7 June 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Death Summons W.G. Wamsley: District
Pioneer. William George Wamsley pioneer resident of Pearson Township, died this morning in hospital following a years illness. He was 84. Born in Ripley, Ontario,
in Huron County, on September 16, 1885, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wamsley. At Ripley he was educated and learned a harness makers trade. He
was married there to Martha Elizabeth Johnson, coming here with his wife and family in 1904. He lived and worked in Hymers until 1906 when he moved to Pearson
Township. He was the first pioneer of the township to stake a farm after Pearson was surveyed. Wamsley Post Office still bears his name. He was first postmaster
there. Last year he suffered a stroke and had been in poor health since. He was hospitalized 10 days ago. He was a member of the Anglican Church, and leaves two
sons, William and Alex of Pearson, and two daughters, Margaret, Mrs. E. Johnson of Pearson and Eleanor, Mrs. A. Gillies of Slate River. There are 13 grandchildren
and 33 great grandchildren. His wife died April 27, 1945. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two p.m. from the Jenkens Funeral chapel, with
burial in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. A.J. Bull will officiate.
Wamsley, William George 12 June 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Ward, Mrs. Frank
Funeral services were held Saturday for
Pearson township pioneer William Wamsley, who died last Wednesday at the age of 84. The service conducted by Rev. A.J. Bull, took place from the Jenkens Funeral
Chapel at two o'clock to the family plot, Mountain View cemetery. A large number of friends from both cities and district were present. The hymns "Abide By me"
and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" were sung with the chapel organist accompanying.Pallbearers were Alex Gillies, Elis Johnson, Sanford Johnson, Aubrey Bell,
Gordon Bell and P. Kruppa.
Tues 11 July 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Word was received by Mrs. Charles Kukkee
of Stanley, of the death at her home in Kentville, N.S. of Mrs. Frank Ward, a former resident of this district. Mr. and Mrs. Ward had lived in this district
until a few years ago. They first operated a farm at Hymers and later moved to Stanley where Mr. Ward operated a small saw mill. Her husband survives. A son
Clifford predeceased her several years ago, he died as a result of an explosion of carbide with which he was experimenting.
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Thurs 9 July 1942 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Isaac Wrdley, about 60 years old, O'Connor Township
tenant farmer, was burned to death when flames levelled his log cabin last evening. According to details obtained by Provincial Police Constable A.C. Wilson,
Wardley lived alone in his cabin on the south half of lot nine, concession six, O'Connor Township, and had been in poor health recently. He had no known relatives
in the district and was unmarried. How the fire started is unknown. Before the smoke was seen by neighbors, the nearest of whom is over a half mile away, it was
too late to get into the cabin to try to save its occupant. Coroner Dr. J.W. Cook of Fort William went with police to the scene of the fire last night and only
charred remains of the man could be found. Dr. Cook said this morning there would be no inquest. The remains will be buried in the O'Connor Township Cemetery.
Wardley's cabin was on land owned by Cecil Gibson, O'Connor and is almost surrounded by thick bush. Wardley had been employed in former years as a woodcutter
in O'Connor. He was born in England where his parents died a few years ago.
Fri 5 Apr 1946 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Pioneer farmer at Kivikoski, McIntyre Township, Elais Waris,
81, died in hospital here last evening. He had been ill for the last three years. Mr. Waris was born in Finland and came to Port Arthur 46 years ago. He farmed at
Kivikoski 40 years until his retirement. Survivors are his wife Alma; four sons, Erick, Port Arthur; Karlo, Uno and Walter, at home: six daughters Mary, Mrs. Niilo Wahtera,
Cloquet, Minnesota; Eva, Mrs. John Junnila, 123 South Empire Avenue; Kathleen, Mrs.Thomas Hannala, Nipigon; Nora, Mrs. Uljas Koski, Windsor; Martha, Mrs. Harold Nurmi, Tarmola;
and Gertrude Waris, Port Arthur. There are seven grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Danile Nurminen, Port Arthur.
Waris, Elais Mon 8 Apr 1946 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Elais Waris, Kivikoski, who died Thursday will be
held tomorrow afternoon from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, at 2 o'clock. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen, Finnish Lutheran Church will officate. Burial will be in Kivikoski.
Waris, Elais Wed 10 Apr 1946 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Waris, Elma (Hakamaki)
The funeral of Elais Waris, 81, who died Thursday was held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Funeral Chapel, 299 Arthur Street, Rev. R.W. Heikkinen, Finnish Lutheran Church officiating. Two Finnish hymns were sung with Miss Aini Rantanen
at the organ. Burial was at Kivikoski. Pallbearers were D. Haanula, J. Junnila, A. Foss, H. Nuromi, A. Toivanen and W. Nurami.
Mon 25 Oct 1948 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Elma Waris, 69, of Kivikoski, died in hospital
here early today following a long illness. Born at Tampere, Finland she came to Canada 46 years ago to settle here. Four years later she moved to Kivikoski. Her
husband Elais died in 1946. Surviving are four sons, Erick and Uuno of Port Arthur and Karlo and Walter, at home; five daughters, a sister in Finland and eight
grandchildren. Daughters are Eva, Mrs. Junnila, 123 South Empire Avenue, Port Arthur; Mary, Mrs. N. Wohtera, of Cloquet, Minn.; Kathleen, Mrs. T. Hannula, Nipigon;
Nora, Mrs. A. Koski of Windsor; Gertie, Mrs. A. Taffa, Lappe and Martha, Mrs. H. Nurmi, at home. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:15 from the
Chapel, 299 Arthur Street to Kivikoski, where burial will be made in the family's private cemetery. Rev. O.E. aho of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate.
Mon 1 Oct 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Jacob Warvi, 71, of South Gillies died yesterday
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Maria West of Dog River, Ont. Born in Finland, he came to the district 50 years ago, farming in South Gillies and engaging in bushwork.
He had been in hospital three days when he left for his sisters home where he passed away. He is survived by his brothers, Isaac and Soloman of Ironwood, Mich; John
of Finland; sisters, Mrs. West of Dog River; Mrs. K. Rainey of Ironwood, as well as two nephews and a niece in the district. The funeral will be held at 1:45 p.m.
Wednesday from the Jenkens and Son Chapel to Mountain View Cemetery.
Warvi, Marie Amelia
Fri 17 July 1942 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Marie Amelia Warbi, 64, wife of Jacob
Warbi, South Gillies, died in hospital yesterday afternoon. Born in Finland, Mrs. Warbi came to Fort William 29 years ago and for the past 19 years had lived at
South Gillies. Surviving besides her husband are a foster daughter Ilma Yokela, one brother, John Jacobson in Minnesota, and one sister, Mrs. George Neit, New
York City. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Chapel, 200 South May Street, Fort William. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Rev. J.E. Nopola, Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, will officiate.
Watson, Etta (Spofford)
Fri 19 Feb 1915 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The death took place last night, at her
residence in McGregor Township, of Mrs. Watson, nee Miss Etta Spofford, sister of the late R.G. Spofford, and wife of Mr. Alexander Watson, at the age of forty-one.
The late Mrs. Watson was well known in Port Arthur, especially in art circles where her numerous paintings won many admirers. She is survived by her husband and three
children, the youngest being only a few hours old and the eldest four. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon to Riverside Cemetery from the residence
of Mrs. R.G. Spofford, 322 Van Norman Street at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. Moir, of Knox Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Waugh, Mrs. William
Mon 21 Aug 1922 Fort William Daily Times
Mrs. William Waugh, a former resident of Slate River Valley, who lived there since 1900 till six years ago died suddenly
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Garrett, at Kamloops, B.C. where Mr. and Mrs. Waugh resided for the past six years. She leaves to mourn her loss, her
husband Wm Waugh of Kamloops; one son James Waugh of 723 South Marks Street, Fort William and one daughter, Mrs. J.E. Garrett of Kamloops. The funeral will
take place on Wednesday afternoon, August 23, from the home of her daughter. Interment in Kamloops Cemetery.
Thurs 6 Sept 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Word was received Tuesday evening by James Waugh, 224 South Franklin Street, of the death of his father, W.C. Waugh, yesterday morning at Kamloops, B.C. Mr.
Waugh was 70 years of age and had been in failing health for the past year. He came to Fort William in 1899 where he settled in Slate River Valley from where
he moved to Kamloops in 1917. Mrs. Waugh pre-deceased him in that city in 1922. He is survived by one son and one daughter. The funeral will be held Friday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Kamloops, B.C.
Sat 25 Apr 1925 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mary Weino, fifteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Weino, died yesterday at the family home at Kaministiquia. The body will be brought to Port Arthur
on Monday evening and taken to Morris Funeral Parlors. Interment will take place Tuesday afternoon.
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Sat 3 Dec 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal
According to a wire received by the office of the Provincial Police last evening, the death occurred yesterday at Flett, about 45 miles out of this city
on the Canadian National of Mrs. M. Weirikko. Apparently the cause of death is not known. An undertaker was sent out to bring the body into Fort William
and its will arrive at Blake's Mortuary this evening.
Weirikko, Laila Mon 5 Dec 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Returning to his camp near Flett Friday forenoon William Wierikko found his wife lying dead on a bed and their four months old son lying beside her crying.
Subsequent investigation showed that Mrs. Wierikko had been stricken with acute condition of the heart and had expired with great suddenness. The husband
left his camp about nine o'clock in the morning to attend to some outside duties. His wife had not been feeling well but neither of them thought that her
condition was serious. The late Laila Wierikko was 25 years old at the time of her death. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kivipelto, old and highly
respected pioneers of Mokomon and had been a resident of this district for 18 years. Before her marriage Mrs. Wierikko had taught school in this district
for seven years. Among districts where she held positions as teacher are Kaministiquia and Sunshine. She was educated at the Collegiate Institute in Port Arthur.
The deceased lady is survived by her husband and infant son, her parents, two brothers and several sisters. The brothers are Lauri Kivipelto, of Mokomon and Wenner
of Kaministiquia. The sisters are Mrs. H. Sihlman, 20 Dalton Avenue, Port Arthur; Mrs. O. Hietala, 341 John Street, Port Arthur; Mrs. E. Ranta, Mokomon; Sylvia,
at home; and two sisters in Finland The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from 341 John Street, Port Arthur to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J. Hirvi will
be the officiating clergyman.
Weirikko, Laila Wed 7 Dec 1927 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock for the late Mrs. William Weirikko, who died suddenly at Flett. The services which were the most
impressive, were held from the home of a sister of the deceased, 341 John Street, Port Arthur. The officiating clergyman was Rev. J. Hirvi and interment was
made in Riverside cemetery. The pallbearers were Herman Sihlman, John Stohlberh, Oscar Hiedala, Herman Alanman, Alex Pelto and Ernest Forsberg. The following
four ladies sand a touching song; Mrs. J. Aarnio, Mrs. O. Lehtinen, Mrs, N. Hamalainen and Miss Hilma Sulman. A recitation was given by Mrs. O. Lehtinen.
Tues 15 Apr 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred at his home, Sunshine, yesterday of Oscar Wierkko, a pioneer resident of that community. He was 68 years old and had suffered a short
illness. Mr. Wierkko came to Canada 40 years ago and settled on a farm at Sunshine. He leaves four sons, John of Postens, Ont.; Svante of Sunshine; and
William and Albert at home; and four daughters, Mrs. Aino Koski, Mrs. Hannah Maki, and Mrs. Sailma Swanson, all of Sunshine, and Aili at home. Seven
grandchildren and one brother in the United States also survive. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon leaving the Funeral Chapel 299 Arthur street,
Port Arthur at noon for service at the home, Sunshine at two o'clock. Rev. J.E. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be
made in Sunshine Cemetery.
Weirkko, Oscar Wed 16 Apr 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Oscar Wierkko
who died Monday, will be held Friday at 12 o'clock from Everest's funeral home to the family residence at Sunshine for service at 2 o'clock. Rev. E.J.
Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, will officiate and burial will be in Sunshine Cemetery.
Weirkko, Oscar Sat 19 Apr 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of the late Oscar Wierkko,
of Sunshine, who died Monday in Port Arthur, was held yesterday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock from Everest's Funeral Home to Sunshine for service from the family
home at 2 o'clock. Rev. E.J. Nopola, of the Finnish Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, officiated. Many friends of the family attended and a large number of floral
tributes were received. Burial was in Sunshine Cemetery. The pallbearers were John Siistonen, Nick Makinen, Ed. Hill, K. Korpi, R. Aitkens and O. Ryyanen.
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Thurs 6 Nov 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Adolph Westerinen,
65, was held from the chapel, 21 Court Street, Port Arthur at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday October 29th to Dog River Hall where services were held at 2 p.m. by the
Rev. T. Pajala of the Finnish Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Dog River Cemetery. The pallbearers all pioneer settlers of Forbes township and neighboring
farmers were F. Wuorinen, J. Wilhelm, O. Sippila, J. Kivimaki, E. Silander and G. Hill. Adolf Westerinen was one of the original pioneer settles of Forbes
Township taking up land soon after the township opened in 1916. He was an expert bushman, carpenter and farmer. He was thrifty and industrious and developed
a farm in pleasant surroundings near the west bank of the Kaministiquia river. His unexpected death saddened the community. He was highly respected by all
who knew him. The community extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
Tues 27 Dec 1966 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Miss Ada Whatley, 78, of RR No.2, McIntyre
Township died Saturday in hospital. Born at London, England, she came to Port Arthur 61 years ago with her parents, the late Samuel and Lucy Whatley.
Survived by three brothers, Samuel George of B.C.: Charles J. of Rupert St.; Walter of RR 2, Port Arthur; four sisters, Mrs. Melvin Williamson, The
Pas, Manitoba; Mrs. Alice McKenzie, Kingsway, Fort William; Mrs. Esther Barnwell, Marks St., Fort William; Mrs. H. Johnson of California. Funeral
services were held today at 3:15 p.m. with Rev. Weaver of the Syndicate Ave. Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Riverside cemetery.
Wheal, Doris Emily
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White, Ellis A.
Thurs 9 Nov 1961 Fort William Daily Times Journal
City and district resident for 56 years,
Ellis A. White, 72, of 229 West Begin Street, died in hospital Wednesday evening. Born in England he came directly to the area in 1905 and farmed in Scoble, Murillo
and Stanley townships before retiring in 1939 and moving to the city. During World War 1 and II he served overseas with the Canadian army, was an adherent of the
United Church, and a charter member of Unit 27, ANAF. Surviving are his wife Mary; two sons, John and Peter Landmesser of Scoble; six daughters, Julia (Mrs. G.
Carlson), Patricia (Mrs. E. Corbett) both of Port Arthur; Betty (Mrs. R. Kydd) of Scoble; Milly (Mrs. K. Randle) of Rosslyn Road; Hope (Mrs. James Bruno) with whom
he resided and Wilma (Mrs. Joseph Bruno) of 720 McLaughin Street. Also surviving are two brothers, William White of Slate River and Sidney of Grandview Lodge, and
other relatives in the district and England. He was predeceased by a son Frank Landmesser, accidentally killed in 1948.
White, Emma Beatrice
Sat 18 June 1960 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. W.S. White, 72, of RR 1, Paipoonge, died in hospital early Friday morning following a short illness. She had been in hospital for two days. Born
in London, England, the former Emma Beatrice Brendling, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brendling, she was married to William S. White in London
in 1905. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary here in 1955. Coming to Canada in 1923 they settled at Harstone and farmed until 1948 when they
sold the property and returned to England. After a visit of 13 months they returned to Canada and Winnipeg where they lived for eight years. They had resided
at Valley Heights in Paipoonge the past two years. A member of the Anglican church of the Good Shepard, Slate River, Mrs. White was a life member of the Women's
Auxillary, a former member of St. Thomas WA, Church of the Messiah, Kakabeka Falls WA, and a Winnipeg WA. She was past president of the Harstone Women's Institute.
Surviving are her husband, at home; three sons, Williams S. Jr, East Mary Street; Leonard H. of Sills Street; and Frank E. of Cummings Street and two sisters,
Mrs A.E. White and Mrs D. Galey both in England. Seven grandchildren and other relatives survive.
White, Shirley Beatrice
Thurs 17 Apr 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Shirley Beatrice White, five
years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. White, junior of Kakakbeka Falls, died in hospital here last night after a lengthy illness. Surviving are her
parents; one brother Lorne, and two sisters, Lenore and Myrna. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. D.R. White, of Kakabeka Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. W.S. White
of Harstone. The body will rest at the George E. Blake Funeral Chapel until Saturday afternoon when the funeral will be held at the Anglican Church Kakabeka
Falls at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in the O'Connor Cemetery. The Rev. C. Peto of Murillo Anglican Church will officiate.
Wed 24 Jan 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for William White, long-time
school teacher of Murillo and former reeve of Oliver Township, who died Saturday were held yesterday with a short service at Sargent's Chapel followed by services
at St. James Anglican Church, Murillo at 3 p.m. and interment in St. James Cemetery. Rev. M.L. Goodman of St. Thomas' Anglican Church officiated. Three hymns were
sung with organ accompaniment by Mrs. E. Everett. Pallbearers were William Morrow, R. Baxendale, M. Elliot, O. Martyn, L. Stevenson and J. Biro.
White, William T.
Mon 3 Oct 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday morning
at the residence of his son D.R.
White, Kakabeka Falls, of William T. White, 81, a resident of the district since 1905. The late Mr. White had been ill for a lengthy period. Mr. White was born
at Madoc, Ontario. He was a
cabinet maker by trade and during his residence here had followed that line of work. He was a
life member of Masonic Lodge No 48 of Madoc, Ont. He is survived by two sons, Percy N. of Springwater, Sask., and D.R. of Kakabeka Falls. The funeral will be
held tomorrow morning at
10:30 o'clock from the residence of his son. Rev. G.A.P. Austin of Murillo United Church will officiate and interment will be in O'Connor cemetery.
Wed 4 May 1977 The Chronicle Journal
Whittaker, Private Farley
Thurs 10 Jan 1918 Fort William Daily Times Journal
News came this morning
that number 820967? Private Farley Whittaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Whittaker, of Flint, died of wounds at a casualty clearing station in France. The young
soldier who was twenty-three years of age was a graduate of Port Arthur Collegiate Institute and went overseas with Colonel McKenzie's Battalion. His parents
reside at Flint and with them lives a younger brother Earl. Two sisters reside in Port Arthur, the elder, Miss Rita, being in the post office, Miss Pearl
Whittaker being in the Office of City Treasurer W.J. Gurney. Both these young ladies have very many friends at the head of the lakes who will sympathize
with them most sincerely in their sore bereavement. They leave for Flint tomorrow morning to be with their parents in the hours of trial. Yesterday morning,
John Whittaker, of Flint, received a telegram from the Militia Department at Ottawa, saying that his son was dangerously ill and this morning a second
message came that the boy had died of wounds.
Wed 13 Aug 1947 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of baby Alfred Wickstrom, 15-month-old son on Mr. and Mrs. Eino Wickstrom of Kivikoski, who died yesterday in hospital was held at three o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery. Besides the parents, two sisters
survive at home as well as a grandmother, Mrs. Ida Wertanen of Kivikoski, Ont.
26 Nov 1973 The Chronicle Journal
Wed 21 Sept 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in Port Arthur hospital last night of Baby Wideman, child of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wideman, of Sunshine. Surviving are the parents and
a step-daughter Elne, 16 years of age, living at home. Mr. Wideman has been section foreman for the C.P.R. at Sunshine for many years. The body is at 299
Arthur Street pending funeral arrangements.
Mon 24 Aug 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Peter Widgren, 70, pioneer
resident of Gorham Township, died in Port Arthur Hospital Saturday noon. Born in Finland he came to this district 41 years ago. Surviving are the wife
and a son, Alfred, Gorham Township. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from Sargent's Chapel at 2 o'clock to Riverside Cemetery.
Wierikko, Amelia (Mrs. Oscar)
Mon 16 Apr 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred last
night in a Port Arthur hospital of Amelia Wierikko, wife of Oscar Wierikko, of Sunshine, following a long illness. She was 55 years old. She had resided
at the lakehead 24 years. Besides her husband, she leaves four sons and four daughters. Swante, William and Albert, at home and John of Kaibaigon; Mrs. E.
Koski, of Sunshine, and Allie, Hulda and Saimi, at home; also one sister, Mrs. Koskinen, of Schreiber; one sister and two brothers in the United States;
her mother and three sisters in Finland; and five grandchildren. The body will be shipped to Sunshine for funeral services on Wednesday afternoon.
Tues 3 Jan 2006 The Chronicle Journal
Tues 9 Oct 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Matt Wiita, Nipigon, who
died last Tuesday, was held yesterday afternoon from the Funeral Home, 299 Arthur Street, to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Nipigon, where service was
conducted at 2 o'clock by Thomas F. Moore, lay reader. Joseph Merila read the obituary. Burial was in Cliffside Cemetery. Arriving for the funeral
were her sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Merila, Superior, Wis. Pallbearers were O. Noikanen, G. Sumi, O. Jarvela, W. Braidas, W. Vehnio
and A. Ross.
Wiitaaho, Eino Armas
Fri 28 Nov 1924 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The eight months old baby of Mr.
and Mrs. O. Wiitaaho, of Finmark, died yesterday at the family home at Finmark. The funeral took place from Morris' Funeral Parlors at two o'clock this afternoon
to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J. Hirvi officiating.
Wiitaaho/Wiitaako, Eino Ainas Fri 28 Nov 1924 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Eino Ainas, infant son of Onnia
Wiitaako, of Finmark, died Wednesday. The body was brought to Port Arthur yesterday and the funeral was held from Morris' Undertaking rooms today.
Tues 10 May 1949 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Ida Wilhelm, 68, of Kaministiquia, Ont., who died yesterday in hospital after a lengthy illness will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the
Everest's Chapel to Riverside Cemetery. Her birthplace was Finland. She leaves to mourn her husband John, a son, two daughters, two step-sons and three grandchildren.
Wilhelm, John F.
Fri 6 Nov 1953 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the John F. Wilhelm, 74, Kaministiquia, who died Sunday, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Everest Funeral Chapel to Riverside Cemetery for
burial in the family plot. Rev. T. Pajala officiated. Pallbearers were V. Sinnemaki, W. Saarioa, W. Leppakoski, J. Nelson, A. Lehto and E. Laatu.
Williams, Walter M.
26 Oct 1956 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Walter M. Williams, 75, of 305 Fourth Street,
Island No. 2, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phillip Pearce, Blake Township, where he had been staying for the last 12 days. He was born in Liverpool, England,
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Williams, He was educated and became a coal merchant at Liverpool and married Mis Violet Cooper there in 1915. In his
younger days, Mr. Williams was fond of sports, particularily football, and was a member of the Sefton Harriers. He also won many trophies at foot-racing. He
was proud of the fact that he was a descendent of Catherine Parr, famed wife of Henry VIII. In 1929 he and his family came to Cananda, living in Pardee
Township. He moved to Fort William in 1936 and had resided there since. Mr. Williams had been employed at the local Canadian Car and Foundry Plant, in the
maintenance department, retiring six years ago due to ill health. He is survived by his wife, at home; one daughter Sybil, (Mrs. Phillip Pearce) Blake
Township, two sons, Gordon of Marathon and Walter of Denver, Colorado, and five grandchildren. Three sisters and nephews and nieces living in England, also
survive. He was predeceased by a brother Fred in 1954. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. in Jenkens Funeral Home and will be conducted by Rev. J.F.
Hinchliffe of St. Paul's Anglican Church. Interment will be in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that flowers be
Williams, Catherine Eva
Mon 15 Aug 1910 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The death occurred yesterday of Catherine
Eva Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Williams, of Hymers, aged 15 years, 5 months and 3 days.
Williams, Daniel, Mrs.
Mon 21 Jan 1935 Fort William Times-Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs. Daniel Williams, of Pearson Township, who died Thursday will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:15 o'clock from the Blake Funeral Chapel.
Andrew Lyons will conduct the service and interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Williams, Ellen G.
Fri 23 Sept 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Mrs. Ellen G.
Williams, wife of John Richard Williams, Pigeon River Bridge, who died yesterday will be held Saturday afternoon. The funeral
will be held at 1:45 o'clock from the home of Mrs. R. Pugh, 1717 Donald Street to St. Paul's Anglican Church at 2 o'clock. The rector will officiate.
Williams, W. George
Mon 26 Apr 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A former Gillies Township clerk,
W. George Williams, 84, died Saturday in hospital after a long illness. Born in Gooderham, Ont., he went to Hymers in 1903 and worked for some time with the
Northern Land and Lumber Company from which the name Nolalu derived. Later Mr. Williams operated a general store at Hymers. Following this, he worked for the
Department of Northern Development until 1934 when he opened a store at Wild Goose where he lived until his retirement in 1945. Since then he has made his home
with his daughter, Mrs. W. Sharp, Nipigon Highway. In his early days he was an active member of the Loyal Orange Lodge, No 1808 at Hymers. He served as Gillies
Township clerk for a number of years. He was predeceased by his wife Jane, in 1935. Surviving are three sons and three daughters. The sons are John of
Pentiction, B.C.; Robert of Nugent Street, Port Arthur; and Clive of New Westminster, B.C. The daughters are; Mercedes, Mrs. A McMaster Laird, Guelph,
Ont.; Mae, Mrs. Wilbert Sharp, Nipigon Highway; Elizabeth, Mrs. Gordon Speed, East Brock Street, Fort William. There are fifteen grandchildren and nine
great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Dan Williams, Island No. 2, Fort William. A daughter, Eva, predeceased him in 1910. The funeral will
be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Everest Funeral Chapel to Riverside cemetery for burial in the family plot. Rev. W.C. Mercer will officiate.
Williams, William Henry Fri 16 Aug 1929 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
Williamson, Albert Arthur Alexander
The death occurred in hospital Wednesday
of William Henry Williams, pioneer resident of the Hymers district. He had been ill for about a year. Mr. Williams was eighty years old and came to Canada from
the Old Country. George Williams, of 88 North Hill Street, is a son. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, from the United Church at Hymers.
Mon 8 May 2006 CJ
Sat 10 Apr 1920 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Elmer Williamson, aged twenty-nine years, died yesterday at the family home in Murillo Township. Deceased is survived by five brothers and his father. His mother
died about a month ago. The funeral will be held at Murillo.
Thurs 26 Feb 1920 FWDTJ
For over twenty years a resident of Murillo, Mrs. Rebecca Williamson, widow of the late John Williamson died on Tuesday night after a two weeks illness,
death resulting from pneumonia. She came to Murillo in 1900 from Mount Forest, Ontario and is survived by six sons and two daughters. William, Elmer,
Harry, Russell, Earl and Allan; Mrs. P.J. Vick of Capreol; and Mrs. Trotter of Murillo; Arthur Williamson of Crown Street, Port Arthur and Mrs. W.
McMichael of Kaministiquia are cousins of the deceased. The funeral was held at two o'clock this afternoon at Murillo to Riverside Cemetery. Rev.
E.J. Dixon, Methodist Minister at Murillo, officiated. Her six sons bore her to the grave.
Williamson, Trevor Owen
Fri 5 Aug 2005 CJ
Wink, Irja Anna Elizabeth (Maki)
Fri 10 Apr 1992 CJ
Winslow, Herbert J.
Fri 21 Apr 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Herbert J.
Winslow, of O'Connor, who died Wednesday, will be held Saturday afternoon from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel to the O'Connor Union Church for services
at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. James Taylor, pastor of the Slate River Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in O'Connor Cemetery.
Winslow, James F.
Wed 26 Apr 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a lengthy illness, James Francis Winslow, pioneer resident of O'Connor township and for 16 years, a school trustee, died last evening in hospital.
He was 65 years old. Mr. Winslow had been in failing health for a lengthy period. He had been confined to hospital since last September. A brother Herbert J.
Winslow died 6 days ago. Born in London, Ontario, he was the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Winslow. When a young man he learned telegraphy and was
employed in this capacity for many years working for the Great Northwestern Company in London and then with the C.P.R. at Fort William around 1900.
He was a commercial telegrapher. In the spring of 1904 he moved to O'Connor township following his marriage to Effie Ann Sutton, of Schell City., Mo. They took
up homesteading and had farmed there until his illness. Mr. Winslow was one of the original homesteaders of that district. At all times he took a keen interest
in the welfare of the community especially the education of the children. He was school trustee for 16 years. He was also a devout church worker, teaching
Sunday School and was active in the erection of the O'Connor Union Church. He is survived by his widow, two sons and four daughters. They are John M., of O'Connor;
Francis J., with the R.C.N.V.R. at the east coast; Frances, Mrs. Ansel Parker, South Gillies; Effie, Mrs. Grant Robillard, Port Arthur; Ethel, Mrs. Anne Rosengren,
Gerladton; and Lena, Mrs. Robert Byers, O'Connor. a daughter May, died 17 years ago. There are 16 grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Robert A.,
of Hartford, Conn., Paris and Harry, of O'Connor and William of Rainy River. The body is resting at the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Tues 3 Apr 2001 Chronicle Journal
Lempi Winslow passed away suddenly at the Thunder Bay
Regional Hospital McKellar Site on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2001 at the age of 81 years. Mrs. Winslow was born in South Gillies on February 26th, 1920. She was
raised and educated in the area and lived at her Oliver Road residence for 52 years. Lempi was a member of the Rural 60 Plus, lifelong member of the McIntyre
Women´s Institute and Pinegrove United Church. She enjoyed her time spent with her two grandchildren. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Sharon (Jack)
Carlson of Owen Sound (enroute), Fran Winslow of Thunder Bay, John (Wendy) of Thunder Bay, 2 great grandchildren Nancy Carlson of Sudbury (enroute) and Evan
of Thunder Bay, sister, Impi Maki of Thunder Bay and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Frank (1991) and 8 siblings.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Winslow will be held in Pinegrove United Church on Friday, April 6th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jack White officiating. Interment
in Sunset Memorial Gardens. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue on Thursday evening, April 5th,
2001 from 7:00 Ò 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Alzheimer´s Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated
by the family.
Winslow, Mrs. P.A.
Thurs 20 Jan 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Many friends of the family from
the two cities and district were in attendance yesterday afternoon when the impressive funeral services were held for the late Mrs. P.A. Winslow, pioneer
resident of O'Connor Township. She died last Thursday. The funeral was held from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel at 2 o'clock. Rev. B.F. Rice, pastor of
the First Baptist Church officiated. Members of the local Woman's Institute attended in body and formed a Guard of Honor. The psalm "The Lord Is My Shepherd"
and the hymn "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" were sung. Mrs. Martin Beecher A.T.C.M. presided at the organ. William T. Brown, of Port Arthur sang feelingly
"The City Four Square." Burial was in the family plot, O'Connor Cemetery. The pallbearers were C. Campbell, A. Muir, C.E. Hill, J.J. Luckens, W. Leiterman,
and D.R. White. In attendance from outside the city were Miss Hazel Winslow, a daughter, of Montreal, and Sgt. Geo. Winslow, a nephew, of Camp Shilo.
Winslow, Paris Anderson
Sat 20 Sept 1952 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Paris Anderson (Padge) Winslow,
72, of Kakabeka Falls, a pioneer farmer of this district, died in hospital Friday morning after a lengthy illness. Born and educated in London, Ontario, he came
to this district in 1899 to O'Connor township where he homesteaded 53 years ago. As one of the first settlers of O'Connor he saw the country open up and experienced
full development of the district. Living in the township continuously he had taken an active part in municipal affairs, serving on the township council for
14 years, 10 of which he was reeve. He was interested in farming and advancement and had specialized in poultry for the past 20 years. He was devoted to the
O'Connor Union Church and encouraged the work of the young people in Sunday school. Fond of baseball he was a well-known player in his younger days, and was
a member of the first baseball team organized in Port Arthur. He is survived by his wife Sarah, one daughter Hazel of Montreal, and one son Russell, in Toronto.
He is also survived by one step-daughter, Miss Ethel Shewfelt, of Kakabeka Falls. Three brothers, Robert of Hartford, Connecticut; Harry G. of Kakabeka and
William E. of Emo, also survive, besides nephews and nieces in the district. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the George E. Blake Funeral
Chapel with Rev. Dan McIvor officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the O'Connor cemetery.
Winslow, Margaret Ellen
Sat 3 Aug 1963 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Resident of the district since early childhood, Mrs. H.G. Winslow, 70, of O'Connor district, died in hospital today following a long illness. Born in Madison,
Wisc., she was brought here at the age of seven by her late parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Fairburn, early O'Connor township settlers. Educated at O'Connor township,
she married Henry George Winslow in 1912. She was a member of the O'Connor Fellowship Baptist Church, O'Connor Women's Institute and Whitefish Valley Agricultural
Society. She was predeceased by her husband in 1958. Surviving are four sons, George of Port Arthur; Alfred of O'Connor; Arthur, R.R.2; David, Nolalu; Five
daughters; Ellen (Mrs. David Arthur) and Margaret (Mrs. Allan Cawley) both of Guelph; Doris, (Mrs. Mel Squissato) Ancaster; Winnifred (Mrs. Graham Bagg)
Oshawa and Ruth (Mrs. Bert Baumann) Crawford Place; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Currie and Mrs. Louise Garlough, both in the United States and 27 grandchildren.
Winslow, Phyllis Ethel Marion
Sun 24 Feb 2002
Weyburn Review, Weyburn, Sask
On Sunday, February 24, 2002, Phyllis Ethel Marion Winslow, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 72 years.
Predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Lena Killins, one sister and one brother. Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 51 years, Norman Winslow
and their family: sons: Dale (Karen) Winslow of Greenville, Ill; Keith (Brenda) Winslow of Sweet Home, OR; daughters: Ruth (Richard) Huston of Greenville, Ill.
(presently of Paraguay), Anne (Vaden) Gemmer of McPherson, Kansas; their nine grandchildren: Karmelle, Luke and Ben Winslow, Sarah, Andrew and Kyle Winslow;
Michael and Matthew Gemmer and Peter Huston; two brothers: Robert (Beatrice) Killins of Kakabeka Falls, ON; and Delbert (Jean) Killins of Thunder Bay, ON, and
one sister, Ruth (Jim) Alexander of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllis Ethel Marion (Killins) Winslow was born January 4, 1930 at Marks
Township (Thunder Bay), Ontario. She attended elementary school at Marks, taking her high school grades 9-12 at Lorne Park College, Port Credit, ON, then grade
13 at Fort William Collegiate Institute. On August 31, 1950 Phyllis married Norman Winslow at the Hymers Free Methodist Church in Ontario. They were involved
in ministry and spent their married life in many different locations: St. Joseph Island 1950-1955; Roberts Wesleyan College, New York, 1956-1961; Galt
1961-1965; Rochester, New York, 1966; McPherson, Kansas 1967-1991; Moose Jaw 1991-1995; Weyburn 1995-present. Phyllis kept busy raising her family and
with her involvement in the ministry, being pulpiteer at times, as children and youth director and young adult Sunday School teacher. she was food service
director at Central College in McPherson, Kansas, USA. Phyllis enjoyed reading, traveling and sports of all kinds. She made many friends everywhere they
lived who will miss her along with her family and many friends in Weyburn. A funeral service of the celebration of her life was held Friday, March 1
at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn, with Pastors Wade Fitzpatrick, Mike Szabo and Kevin Bishop officiating. Many tributes to her life were given by her
family. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were:
Helmer Lovequist, John Murray, Alf Robinson, Jeff Greening, Ed Barrett and Ron Douglas. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Weyburn Free
Methodist Church or to Elyria Christian School, McPherson, Kansas in memory of Phyllis. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd.,
Tues 1 Nov 1977 The Chronicle
3 Feb 1965 Fort William Times Journal
Emil Wirta, 76, of E. Pearson township died in hospital
Monday evening following a short illness. Born and educated at Eura, Finland, he came to the US and started work in New York State Mines at the age of 17.
He came to Fort William later and was employed by the city with CNR. Mr. Wirta was married here to Miss Lytti Koski in 1910 and four years later they moved to
Pearson Township with a cart and a team of oxen and homesteaded a farm. Mr. Wirta resided there until his death. Actively interested in affairs of his community
he served on the Pearson School Board for nine years and was township road commissioner several years. He was well-known as a carpenter and did work for the
Ontario Department of Highways as well as being employed in woods operations. An adherent of the United Church, he is survived by two sons, Richard of Chicago
and Frederick at home; eight daughters, Helmi (Mrs. Stanley Gee) Kitchener; Helen ( Mrs. Andrew Munro) W. Arthur St.; Helvi (Mrs. Peter Campbell) Langley,
BC; Helga (Mrs. M. Maki) Cobalt, Ont.; Helena (Mrs. E. Rinta) Pardee township; Mrs. Ruth Dunnett, Neebing Ave.; Edith (Mrs. V. Lazurak) RR 2 Fort William;
Betty (Mrs. D. Maclellen) Toronto; a sister Alma Jokinen, New York and a brother Nestor, Brooklyn. Other relatives also survive in Finland and the US.
He was predeceased by his wife Lytti in 1947 and three brothers, August in Finland, Hugo in Pearson and Waino in Port Arthur. There are 24 grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Mon 12 Feb 1940 Fort William Times Journal
An autopsy has been ordered by Dr. Charles
Powell, coroner, Port Arthur, in the death of baby Edward Wirtanen, who died suddenly this morning at the family home, Ware Township. The child, according
to members of the family, had breakfast as usual, after which Mrs. Wirtanen went to the barn. After she returned the baby coughed twice and then expired.
The child is survived by its parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wirtanen, and one sister. The body was removed to the Funeral Home, 21 Court Street South, Port
Arthur, while funeral arrangements are being made.
Wirtanen, Edward Tues 13 Feb 1940 Fort William Times Journal*****
Wirtanen, Ellen (Poukkonen)
The funeral of Baby Edward Wirtanen,
who died suddenly yesterday, will be held on Thursday. The body will be removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wirtanen, Ware township,
Thursday morning and the funeral service to be conducted at the home Thursday afternoon by Rev. E.J. Nopola of the Finnish Lutheran Church. Burial will
be made in Ware cemetery. An autopsy examination conducted yesterday afternoon showed that the death of the child was due to natural causes.
Thurs 30 Nov 1961 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Henry (Ellen)
Wirtanen, 56, of Silver Mountain died in Hospital Wednesday morning following a brief illness. The former Ellen Poukkonen, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
John Poukkonen, she was born at Kauhava, Finland and brought to Canada by her parents as a small child. She married Toivo Niemi, who died with nine other men
in a 1935 Arthur Street rail-crossing accident. She remarried Henry Wirtanen in 1947. Mrs. Wirtanen was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church at Nolalu.
She is survived by her husband at home, a daughter, Mrs. A. (Esther) Laquerre, Atikokan; and three sons, Paul and Walter in British Columbia, and Allan,
579 Grenville Avenue, Port Arthur. Four sisters and a brother also survive in British Columbia. There are 14 surviving grandchildren.
Wed 19 Jan 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Ida Wirtanen was held yesterday afternoon from Everest's Chapel at 2 o'clock to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. J.W. Heikkinen of the
Finnish Lutheran Church officiated. There was one hymn in Finnish and Mrs. Vera Jacobson sang a solo, accompanied on the organ by Miss Aini Rantanen.
Pallbearers were Y.W. Nelson, N. Kayro, A. Saxberg, E.L. Schoales, E.I. Oberg, and A.W. Saxberg.
Tues 28 Oct 1924 Port Arthur News ChronicleLengthy 2 page article, contact me for copies
Wirtanen, Impi Wed 29 Oct 1924 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
The funeral of Impi Wirtanen, fifteen years old,
who died near her home, McIntyre Township, Sunday, will be held tomorrow from Thomson & Sargent's Funeral Parlors to the cemetery at Kivikoski.
Mon 22 Mar 1976 The Chronicle Journal
Thurs 4 Feb 1965 Fort William Times Journal
Well-known throughout the city and area,
Mark Withenshaw, 92, of Rankin St., died in Hospital Wednesday evening following a lengthy illness. Born at Bartington, Cheshire, England, son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Withenshaw, he was educated there and married at Manchester to Miss Louis Cadwallader Dec 22, 1898. They marked their 60th
Wedding Anniversary six years ago. Coming to Canada directly to this district in 1905, they first settled in South Gillies and later moved to Hymers
where he operated the post office. In 1927 the family moved to Fort William where he became employed with the City Parks Board until retirement in 1948.
Long-time member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and member of the choir for many years, he had been active in the Orange Order; Past Master and
50 year member and honorary life member of the Fort William Lodge No 1092 LOL and Past County Master; honorary life member of the Grand Orange Lodge
of British America; past commander of Thunder Bay Royal Scarlet Chapter and past preceptor of Liberty Lodge No. 660 Royal Black Preceptory. Surviving
are his wife at present in hospital; one son Albert, Rankin St; two daughters, Hilda (Mrs. Roy Grant) Rankin St (with whom he had resided) and Doris,
Mrs. Stan Phillips, Moodie St.; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and other relatives. He was predeceased by a daughter Gwen (Mrs. W.J. Taylor)
in September 1963 and a brother Joseph at Port Arthur in 1957. He was also predeceased by his parents, brothers and a sister in England.
Wocheski, Mrs. Tetali
Sat 17 Nov 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Wocheski, aged 80 years of 834 Alberta Street died yesterday in hospital after a lengthy illness. She is survived by two sons, Joseph at home and Edward, Port Arthur,
and three daughters, Mrs. D. Baleyk, 811 McIntosh Street; Mrs. A. Morock, 596 High Street, Port Arthur, and one daughter in the old country. Mrs. Wocheski was born
in the Ukraine and came here 28 years ago. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Wocheski, Mrs. Tetali Tues 20 Nov 1934 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Wood, Patrick Esyrum
of Mrs. Tetali Wocheski, 834 Alberta Street, was held yesterday afternoon to the Ukrainian Catholic Church. The service was conducted by Rev. P. Pasichnyk. Interment
was in the Ukrainian Cemetery, Arthur Street. The pall bearers were; Peter Balyk, Mike Balyk, Mike Novitsky and Mike Lozenske.
Fri 25 Jan 2005 The Chronicle Journal
Mon 6 Nov 1967 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Allen Woodbeck, aged 19 years,
615 6th Street, Island No. 2 died accidently early Sunday November 5th, 1967, adherent of the United Church. Surviving parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Woodbeck,
615 6th Street, Island No. 2; brothers Ronald, Glen and Paul and sisters Linda, Myra, Lorna, and Judy, all at home. Grandfather George Liddicoat, Wolseley,
Saskatchewan, uncles, aunts and other relatives. Funeral services at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Jenkens Funeral Home, Rev. Roy F. Wilson officiating. Interment in
Mountain View Cemetery.
Woodbeck, Clayton Harvey
2 June 1950 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A funeral service for Clayton
Harvey Woodbeck, 30 of South Gillies held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hymers United Church to the family plot, Hymers Cemetery was largely
attended by district acquaintances. He died on Tuesday. Rev. J.D. McKenzie of First Church United, Fort William officiated. He spoke words of comfort
to the family and of his sudden passing. Mrs. Frank Sitch was organist. The hymns were Nearer My God To Thee and Rock Of Agers. Pallbearers were Richard,
Robert, Arthur, Orval and Bud Woodbeck and Charles Croves. The body was removed yesterday afternoon from the Jenkens Funeral Home to the Church.
Woodbeck, Emma Louise
Nov 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Thurs 3 May 1973 The Chronicle Journal
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Woodbeck,
23 years of 206-D Winston Hall, who died Sunday in an automobile accident were held Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. Frank
Rutledge officiated and interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Very largely attended by city and rural residents, officials and fellow employees of
the Sunshine Uniform Supply Company. Bearers were Jim Zweep, Stan Couch, Fred Slomke, Doug Hari, Mauri Kangasaho and Len Visser.
Thurs 5 Jan 2005 The Chronicle Journal
28 Oct 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
South Gillies Funeral Service for H.
Woodbeck Held Here Tuesday-The flag at the schoolhouse was flown half mast Tuesday out of respect for the late Mr. Harvey Woodbeck, who died suddenly on
Saturday. Though Mr. Woodbeck had been in failing health for the past year, his sudden death came as a shock to all those who were associated with him.
Mr. Woodbeck had been an ardent hunter and tales of his experiences amused both young and old. Many were the jaunts through bush trails with his old pals.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday in the Community Church., South Gillies, with Reverend Dan McIvor officiating. Two favorite hymns were sung, "Nearer My
God To Thee" and "Rock of Ages" accompanied by Mrs. C. Kamstra at the organ. Pallbearers were Leonard Sharpe, Bob Lane, George Couch, Frank Mitchell,
Jim Cowling and Alfred Zweep. Many floral tributes decked the altar and the church was filled to capacity by those who came to pay last respects to
Wed 22 Aug 1962 Fort William Daily Journal
Leonard Woodbeck, 31 of Prince Arthur
Boulevard was killed instantly about 10 p.m. Tuesday when his station wagon left Highway 17 and smashed into a rock cut about 35 miles west of here,
Ontario Provincial Police reported. Police said it appeared the vehicle first left the pavement on the right side and then crossed the road. The vehicle
came to rest on its roof after hitting the rocks. The mishap occurred on a slight curve. Woodbeck was returning to the city from Kashabowie. For the past
five years he had worked as a car salesman for various local dealers and latterly had been with Dominion Motors Ltd. He previously worked for Ontario
Department of Highways. He was born in South Gillies and attended public school there and later Selkirk High School. He married the former Sheila
Holingshead in Port Arthur Dec 24, 1954. Surviving besides his wife are parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Woodbeck, South Gillies, three brothers Ronald
and Garry, South Gillies and George, Simpson Street and a sister Audrey (Mrs. Robert Hymers) High Street, Port Arthur. Uncles, aunts and other
relatives also survive.
Woodbeck, Norman W.
Thurs 27 July 1933 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Following a short illness,
Norman Wallace Woodbeck, 475 E. Brock Street, 22, well known member of the younger citizens of West Fort William died last night about 10 o'clock. He had
been a resident of the district all his life. He was born in Hymers, coming to reside at Fort William 16 years ago. He was educated in local schools and
was a devout member of First Church United. He took a keen interest in sports and was treasure of the Kam Hockey Club and was a lover of music. He was
employed at the Fitzsimmons Fruit Company. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manford Woodbeck, he is survived by five sisters and three brothers. They are;
Ethel, Mrs. Frank Hayward, British Columbia; Elma, Mrs. Harry Bates, Donald Street; Max, Brock Street; Leonard, Dease Street; Marjorie, Mrs. D. Crocker,
John Street; Hazel, Mrs. L. Lundberg, Brock Street; and Vera and Colleen at home. Nine uncles and three aunts, survive, residing in the district. The
funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, 475 East Brock Street. Rev. D. McIvor of First Church United will officiate
and interment will be in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.
Woodbeck, Robert E.
Fri 10 Nov 1993 The Chronicle Journal
Woodbeck, Susan Ruth (Couch)
Wed 10 May 2006 The Chronicle Journal
Fri 10 Jan 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A resident of Pearson Township for the last 28 years Thomas Woodbeck, 56, died this morning in hospital after a lengthy
illness. News of his death comes with a feeling of regret by a wide circle of friends in the district. He was respected
highly by all who made his acquaintance. Born in Eastern Ontario, he came here when a young man and farmed in Pearson
Township since. He is survived by two nephews and four nieces. They are Albert Thompson, of Scoble Township; Ernest
Thompson of Port Arthur; Mrs. George Liddicoat of Scoble Township; Mrs. John Lane of South Gillies; Mrs. Thomas Otway
of Island No. 2 and Miss Pearl Williams of Island No. 2. Dan Williams, also of Island No. 2 is a brother-in-law. The body
is resting at the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Woods, Deborah Loraine
24 July 1961 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Woods, Mearian Elma
Thurs 14 Mar 1940 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday
of Mearian Elma, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Woods, of East Scoble. Besides her parents, she is survived by a twin brother Charles Edward.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the Geo. E. Blake Funeral Chapel to Mountain View Cemetery.
Tues 12 Oct 2004 The Chronicle Journal
Woods, Robert Sidney
Tues 12 Dec 2006 The Chronicle Journal
Thurs 5 May 1932 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Caught in the swirling waters of
the Kaminsitiquia river and carried over rapids and falls to his death, Tano Wourinen, 22, farmer of Forbes township was drowned at Silver Falls yesterday
afternoon. The accident occurred about eight miles above Kaminsitiquia village, between Dog Lake and Little Dog Lake. Wourinen and two other men, A.
Kallionpaa and N. Jokalla were engaged in driving pulpwood under a sub-contract with the Pigeon Timber Company. Two of the men had been stationed on
a rock in the middle of the stream. With the aid of a third and a rope handled by another man on shore, they were endeavoring to reach the bank in a
boat. As the boat neared the shore, it capsized. Kallionpaa and Jokalla swam to shore but Wourinen was caught in the rapid current and carried down
stream. At the request of the provincial police, who investigated the accident, the Kaministiquia Power Company shut down its dam at Dog Lake this
morning in order to assist in locating the body. It was stated it will take until this evening before the water is drained out of the canyon in which
the body is believed to lie, and until the water has gone down it will be impossible to locate the body. Wourinen resided with his parents, brothers
and sister on a farm near Kaminsitiquia. One brother is in Finland.
Wrigley, Howard Arthur
Mon 3 Jan 1938 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Howard Arthur
Wrigley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wrigley, of Murillo, who died Thursday morning was held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Funeral Chapel,
200 South May Street. Rev. J.C. Anderson of Murillo United Church conducting the service. Two hymns, Nearer My God to Thee and When He Cometh were sung.
Mrs. H. Yelland presiding at the organ. Interment was made in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Grant Bingham, Oliver McKenzie,
Borden Soltys and Eugene Soltys.
Wrigley, Howard Arthur Mon 3 Jan 1938 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
The funeral of the late Howard
Arthur Wrigley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman G. Wrigley, of Murillo, who died Thursday was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Blake Funeral
Chapel. Rev. J.C. Anderson of the Murillo United church, officiated. He spoke feelingly of the deceased and words of comfort to the bereaved members of
the family. Two hymns "Nearer my God To Thee' and "When He Cometh" were sung. Mrs. H. Yelland presided at the organ. Many friends of the family were in
attendance and many beautiful floral tributes were received. Burial was in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were Grant Bingham,
Oliver McKenzie, Borden Soltys and Eugene Soltys.
Mon 7 Apr 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred in hospital here
Sunday morning of Mark Wul, Pardee Township settler, following a lengthy illness. He was 58 years old. Born in the Ukraine, he came to Canada and
this district several years ago. Only survivors are two brothers, both residents of the Ukraine. He was a member of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at the Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Tues 30 Mar The Chronicle Journal
Sat 9 Mar 1946 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral of Axel Wuori, Jacques Township,
who died Monday was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the Funeral Chapel, 21 North Court Street to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. F. Douglas, Bay Street
United Church officiated. Mrs. N. Pajunen sang a solo and Mrs. Silman read a poem. A son, Wiljo, came from Toronto to attend the funeral. Pallbearers
were O. Kivela, A. Kari, A. Laasko, J. Hendrickson, O. Heino and H. Aho.
Fri 20 Feb 1942 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late Karl Wyrozub, Jarvis River farmer, who died Tuesday, was held this morning. The funeral was held at 9;45 o'clock from Jenkens
and Son Funeral Home to St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church at 10 o'clock. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father O'Donnell. Many friends
of the family attended. Miss Mary Shaughnessy presided at the organ. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Four friends acted as pallbearers.
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