Obituaries

With a plethora of dreams left to be fulfilled and adventures to be had, Mike’s path took a new turn for journeys elsewhere on February 25th.

Mike is survived by his wife Marilyn of Wabigoon, sister Jennifer Bilsbarrow of Victoria BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Born September 6th, 1953 in Dryden to Rhoda and George Bilsbarrow, he and his... Read more about Michael Bilsbarrow

Kenneth Ray
1924 – 2018
 
In loving memory of Ken Ray, age 93 years, who passed away at his residence in Princess Court on February 5, 2018.
 
A forestry contractor in his early working life, Ken also worked as a farmer, for Dryden Paper in the bush and for the Department of Highways. Ken was a veteran of World War 11 serving in the... Read more about Kenneth Ray

Marilyn Gayle Bakala (nee Johnstone)
March 28, 1953 – February 17, 2018

Another Angel gets her wings.
Marilyn was a kind, generous, and loving person, who loved to volunteer and was always ready and willing to help others. She touched so many hearts, she will always be remembered, and forever missed by family and friends.

Marilyn was born in Thunder Bay and raised in... Read more about Marilyn Gayle Bakala

In loving memory of Henry Grandbois, age 86 years, who passed away in the Dryden Regional Health Center on Thursday, February 15th.

Henry is survived by 5 sons: Clarence of Kenora, Gilbert of Vermilion Bay, Dennis of Saskatchewan, Richard of Thunder Bay and Gerald of Dryden, by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his brother Rheal Grandbois of Thunder Bay.

A... Read more about Henry Grandbois

It is with great sadness that the Euler family announces the sudden passing of Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, sister, friend Juliana Rose (Julie Dreef) Euler at home on Feb. 14, 2018.

Juliana was born on June 3, 1935 in Dryden, Ontario, to John and Dora Dreef.

Mom attended Albert Street Public School, and Dryden High School, after which she worked as a telephone operator for... Read more about Juliana Euler

Michael Aitken

May 1953 – February 2018

Michael Charles Aitken died suddenly on February 8, 2018. Mike was born in London, Ontario in May, 1953. He was one of six brothers and two sisters. The family moved to Dryden in 1963 for his father to take up a teaching position at Dryden High School. Mike attended Pinewood and Riverview Schools as well as Dryden High School.

... Read more about Michael Aitken

Lucy Lippert (née Burgstaler)

With great sadness we announce that Lucy Lippert passed away peacefully on Feb 8th, 2018 at Toronto General Hospital.

Lucy Lippert was born June 24th, 1922 in Sochocin Poland.  The eldest child of parents Hulda and Wilhelm, she is predeceased by her husband Ernest, brothers Heinrich, Eduard and Johann, and sister Irene.  She is survived by sisters... Read more about Lucy Lippert

Ethel Mary MacDonald
March 23, 1930 – February 7, 2018

In loving memory of Ethel Mary MacDonald who passed away February 7th, 2018 at Princess Court long term care home in Dryden, Ontario.

Ethel was born at home in Keewatin Ontario, (we would be remiss if we did not clarify that Keewatin is not Kenora as this was a point she would tell anyone who would listen) on March 23rd... Read more about Ethel Mary MacDonald

Marc “Smiley” Nolin

November 6, 1965 - February 1, 2018

In loving memory of Marc “Smiley” Nolin, age 52 who passed away on February 1, 2018 at the Dryden Regional Health Center.

Marc was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 6, 1965.

His family moved to Thunder Bay in 1967 and then to Dryden, in 1980.

As an adult he lived in Thunder Bay, British Columbia and... Read more about Marc "Smiley" Nolin

Lucille Frances Bedard

December 11, 1941 – January 24, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, sister, grandmother and friend. Lucille died on January 24, 2018 in Vernon, BC, at the age of 76 after a short battle with Cancer.

Mom was affectionately known to many as “Granny” or “Sam”.

Mom was born in 1941 in Winnipeg, however,... Read more about Lucille Bedard

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