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ONTARIO - Thunder Bay - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

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Charles Henry Hanton
November 13, 1917 - March 28, 2001
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Passed away on March 28th, 2001 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-McKellar Site, at the age of 83.

He was born November 13, 1917 in Kenora, Ontario to Frank and Henrietta Hanton and spent the early part of his childhood in that area. As a young man he worked various jobs which took him far from home but he was always drawn back to Northwestern Ontario. Chuck enlisted in the army in 1939 and served in the 4th Field Ambulance Corps till he was discharged in 1946. While in England he met Joan, the love of his life. They were married in August, 1945 and moved to Canada in 1948, settling in Fort William.

Charlie spent many hours in his earlier years working with his buddies on their race cars, doing welding and the lettering on the cars. He loved to do sign painting, this was his creative outlet. He liked to take his family to the track at the exhibition grounds to watch the races. His family was always very important to him and he made sure he provided for them well.

He worked for Canada Car as a welder for many years before he changed careers and became a weighman for the Canadian Grain Commission, working in various elevators in Thunder Bay until he retired in 1982.

Ill health has plagued him over the years, but he was never one to give up easily. He was a fighter. He did his best to care for his beloved wife Joan when she was diagnosed with Alzheimers two years ago. When he could no longer cope, at the risk of his own health, they went to live in a nursing home.

Dad has fought a valiant fight, but decided he has had enough and it is time for him to rest. We will miss you Dad, but your memory will live on in our hearts forever.

Chuck was predeceased by his sister May, brothers Lloyd, Ed, Albert and Len. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joan of 55 years, his daughter Lynn Tait and grandchildren C.J. and Kirsten of Font Hill, ON, daughter Kim (Ken) Lebel and grandson Jordy of Lacombe, AB, his granddaughter Lorise of Calgary, AB and son Lloyd and his wife Susan of Murillo. He also leaves to mourn one brother Frank of Regina, SK.

In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Thunder Bay or to the Canadian Lung Association.

Special thanks to Dr. Rick Almond for his excellent care throughout the years, and to the nurses and staff of St. Joseph's Care Group, Versa Care Center and McKellar Hospital for their care and compassion in his last year of life.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue, Thunder Bay.

Thomas Robert Keep
July 30, 1923 - March 22, 2005
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Mr. Thomas Keep passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Roseview Manor. He was born in Carmichael, Saskatchewan on July 30, 1923 to Edith and Thomas Keep. On September 20, 1943 he married Mary Isabella Jackson at Wesley United Church in Fort William. He served in the Royal Canadian Postal Corps. in Newfoundland during WWII. After the war, Thomas worked for a cartage company and as a sheet metal worker before joining the Fort William Police Force in 1947, retiring as the Chief of Police of the Thunder Bay Police Force in 1982. He worked for the Ontario Police Commission for one year post retirement. Thomas was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Fort William Branch No. 6, Central United Church – Kakabeka Falls, the local Parkinson’s Group, and during his career, he was an active member of the Association of Chief’s of Police of Ontario. After his retirement, he traveled extensively by R.V. throughout Canada and the U.S. visiting family and friends for a good number of years until travel abruptly ceased when he was diagnosed as having Parkinsons, which he fought valiantly up to the day of his passing. Other interests included camping, reading, fishing, showing his family and friends home movies and watching hockey and baseball. Survived by son Sheldon (Mary); grandchildren Sean, Ashley and Kristen; great grandson Julian Scott; sister-in-law Iris Keep; nephew Dr. Kane Scott; nieces Dr. Janine (Ken) Scott-Richardson, Elaine (Jack) Elliott and Patricia (Bill) Bond. Predeceased by his parents Edith and Thomas; wife Mary; sister Phyllis; brother-in-law John Scott and brother Victor Keep. A memorial service for Mr. Thomas Keep will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lloyd Ivany officiating. Services are complete in the chapel with interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Canada would be greatly appreciated.

Mr. Minoru "Min" Sakiyama
February 01, 1922 - March 13, 2005
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On March 13, 2005 Minoru (Min) Sakiyama completed his final journey home with his family by his side. Min was born in Haney, British Columbia, in 1922 later moving to Winnipeg and Fort William. Min was predeceased by his parents, step mother, and wife, Su of 50 years, a son in infancy and two brothers. He is survived by Gordon, Cindy, Steven (Cathy) and grandchildren, Adam and Claire (B.C). He is also survived by sister Miyo (Mas) Oikawa, brother Akira (Kay), step sister Hiroke (Dave) Koga, sisters-in-law Kay Sakiyama and Kiyo Yamada, and brother-in-law, Jimmy (June) Nishihara as well as nieces and nephews. Min was active in his church, Westmount Gospel Chapel, volunteering with children's groups and helping where his carpentry skills and knowledge were needed. Prior to his illness he was a member of the Lakehead Builder's Association, Fort William Country Club for over 40 years and the 55 Plus Club of the Lakehead Japanese Cultural Association. Min's father was a recognized Canadian war veteran whose name is engraved on the War memorial in Stanley Park yet when the war broke out, the family was required to leave behind all their property and most possessions. They had to work on a sugar beet farm in southern Manitoba. Min's family prevailed. After the war, Min began work in construction in Winnipeg, later moving to Fort William. Min became a land developer and residential and commercial contractor and with his brothers formed Sakiyama Ontario Limited. Min came from virtually nothing and endured physical, emotional and spiritual hardship. He built a successful business, raised a family and contributed to his community...and a man of great forgiveness and grace who proudly flew a Canadian flag from his front steps. A celebration of Min's life will be held Wednesday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. at Fort William Baptist Church, 1800 Moodie St, East. (corner of Moodie and Brunswick St). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmount Gospel Chapel, Thunder Bay Regional Hospital or to the Society of Japan Mission of Canada for Evangelism (Japan Mission, #30, 1601 Cloverbar Road, Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5Y8) The family wishes to thank the staff at TB Regional Health Sciences Center, St. Joseph's Palliative Care and Hospice Unit, and Drs. Davis and Miller for their compassionate care.
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Mr. Mauri Kangasaho
February 14, 1945 - March 14, 2005
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Mr. Mauri Allan Kangasaho, age 60 years, passed away on March 14, 2005 at home with family by his side. He worked as a weighman with the Canadian Grain Commission for 30 years before retiring in 2001. Mauri loved to restore old cars and enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and camping as well as socializing with friends and family. In his younger years he played bass guitar and always loved music. Mauri is survived by his mother Aino Walimaa, sister Judy Walimaa, children Mauri Jr., Bernice (Guy) and grandson Jonathan. Mauri was predeceased by his father Matti and stepfather Arvi Walimaa. A funeral service for Mauri Kangasaho will be held on Thursday March 17, 2005 in the chapel of Jenkens Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations to the Liver Foundation or St. Joseph's Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Greta James (née Kamstra)
March 19, 1916 - February 13, 2005
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Mrs. Greta James, (nee: Kamstra), aged 88 years, a resident of Jasper Place passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Greta was born in Britswerd, Holland in 1916. She immigrated with her family to Eastern Ontario in 1925, and eventually relocated to South Gillies in 1928. After attending FWCI, she worked on the Kamstra family farm. In 1942, she married Bert James and lived in South Gillies for nine years, then moved to South Neebing. Greta managed a home, raised three children and for many years sold her own baked goods and farm produce, including fresh eggs. Predeceased by her husband Bert (1993), three brothers, Jack, Cecil, Klaas and two sisters, Hilda Green and Anna Sidey. She is survived by two sisters, Tine Parker and Sybil Johnson. Greta is also survived by her three children, Allan (Lynda), Lee (Sandi), and Janet Sauve (Hughie), eight grandchildren: Wendy James (Mike Diakuw), Teela James (Jeff King), Rosemary Bida (Brad), Heidi James (Gary Groot), Suzie Pfingsten (Tom), Greta James, Douglas Sauve and Benita Sauve and four great grandchildren. Greta loved reading, cooking and flowers. Greta’s companionship and care will be missed by her family and friends. She is remembered for her kindness and the warm, hospitable home she and Bert created together. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 17 at 1 p.m. at Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue. Clifford Fedirchuk and David Jury officiating. Friends and family may gather for viewing on Wednesday, February 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. and also from 12 -1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. Interment will follow in Hymers Cemetery. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Renal Unit of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated.

Doris Isabela Frost (née Cavner)
May 04, 1920 - February 12, 2005
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Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre

Doris Isabela Frost (Nee: Cavner) passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12th, 2005 at Grandview Lodge with her family by her side. Doris was much loved by her family and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. She was born in Fort William on May 4th, 1920. She married George Frost in 1948 in a private ceremony in Duluth and they lived happily until his death in 1957. Doris spent all her working life as a secretary with the Lakehead Board of Education until her retirement in 1982. Prior to being disabled in 1982, Doris loved curling, golfing, reading and spending holidays and weekends at her cottage at Silver Islet. Doris was also a member of the Power Boat Squadron and loved getting out on the lake. She is predeceased by her father in 1934, her mother in 1986, her husband George in 1957, her brother Arthur in 1982 and her nephew Frederick (Rick) in 1980. Doris is survived by her brother Harold Cavner (Claraine), her sister-in-law Peggy Cavner and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Frost will be held in St. Luke’s Anglican Church (Cameron Street) on Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Judy Cooper officiating. A private family interment in Mountain View Cemetery to follow. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre on Monday evening from 7-9 P.M. The family would appreciate memorial donations to St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

Eugene Wach
December 14, 1926 - February 10, 2005
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Mr. Eugene Wach, aged 78 years, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Eugene was born on December 14, 1926 to Adam and Frances Wach. He left Winnipeg in 1948 and came to Geraldton where he worked at Longlac Pulp and Paper as a piece worker and later as a grader operator, retiring in 1988. Eugene, Sophia and family moved to Thunder Bay in 1975 and have resided on R. R. #3, Hwy. 61 since then. His main interests were gardening, landscaping, feeding the deer and birds. Eugene is survived by his wife Sophia; sons Edwin (Debbie), Leonard (Patti), Dennis (Brenda) all of Longlac and Randy of Thunder Bay; grandchildren Jeremy, Ryan, Marla, Nicholas, Lisa and Terry; brother Marion Wach of Grand Marais, Manitoba and sisters Phyllis Olafson of Thunder Bay and Cecilia Mortimer of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Predeceased by his parents Adam and Francis, stepmother Tini, brother Victor and sister Bernice. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2005 from 2 – 5 p.m. with prayers at 3:00 p.m. at Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue. Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Wach will be held on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Rosslyn Road, with Father Alex Barrion officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Holy Family Renovation Fund would be appreciated.

Peter William Skrepichuk
September 18, 1909 - January 29, 2005
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Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre

Mr. Peter Skrepichuk passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2005 in his 96th year. Peter was born on September 18, 1909 in the village of Mosorivka (on the Dniester River), province of Bukovina in the present Ukraine. He immigrated to Canada in 1929 eventually settling in Thunder Bay following his father's footprints. He worked at many jobs including logging, railway and highway construction and eventually in the sheet metal trade. His 30 years of employment at Northland Machinery and the Day Company included work on all of the 25 Lakehead terminal elevators. Many of the Churches and University buildings in the city received his metal working skills. In 1945 he met and married Mary Antoniow and on November 24, 2004 they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary with neighbors and friends at their home of 58 years. Throughout his life he enjoyed and drew strength and sustenance from his garden, the fruits of which were enjoyed by family and friends. Peter also enjoyed traveling and the outdoors including all that this area could offer. He continued to be very humble and proud of his efforts in helping to build this country. Our father was strong, friendly, kind and cared deeply for his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, children Sylvia and Bill (Heather), grandchildren Peter, Sarah and Eve Marie and his best friend "Teddy." Peter was predeceased by immediate family members in the Ukraine, Argentina and Uruguay and by many other relatives in Canada. A funeral mass for Mr. Peter Skrepichuk will be held on Wednesday February 2, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 1, 2005 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:00 p.m. at Jenkens Funeral Home. If friends so desire, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Vichniy Pamyat’ -Never To Be Forgotten

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