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ONTARIO - Thunder Bay - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

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Mrs. Maxine Petzel (née Slomke)
May 08, 1928 - January 28, 2005
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It is with great sadness, but relief for our mother, that we announce the passing of Maxine Petzel at home on Friday January 28th, 2005 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

She was the former Maxine Marion, daughter of Fred and Annie Slomke.

Born May 8, 1928 in the family home on Christina Street. She was married in 1947 to Lawrence H. Petzel who predeceased her in 1972.

After ten years of being a widow she married Allan W. Petzel, who predeceased her in 1990.

For many years Maxine was a dinning room hostess at the former Royal Edward Hotel.

After leaving the Royal Edward Maxine worked for 25 years, until her retirement at the Circle Inn.

After family and friends, Max’s greatest love was curling. She was a member of the Fort William Ladies Curling Club for the past 56 years, and had served as president for two terms.

Maxine and Allan enjoyed many years together at Ryan’s Lodge at Arrow Lake.

She will always be remembered for her tremendous sense of humour, dimpled smile and zest for life.

She is survived by sons William (Sandra) and Allan (Melody) and daughter Joanne with whom she resided.

Maxine is also survived by her sister Marjorie Harris (Victoria B.C.) brother John Slomke (Victoria B.C.) as well as her beloved granddaughters Megan (Jamie) and Lauren, treasured great granddaughters Grace and Emily and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews in Thunder Bay, Saskatchewan, B.C. and California.

She was predeceased by her parents and by her brother Murray Slomke.

Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine Petzel will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 1, 2005 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be held on Monday January 31, 2005 at Jenkens Funeral Home from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Regional Cancer Care or the Northwestern Chapter of the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Helen Jean Wilson (née Gavin)
August 11, 1917 - November 11, 2004
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Mrs. Helen J. Wilson, aged 87 years, resident of Thunder Bay passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with her family at her side.

Born in Fort William, the daughter of Parke Lewis and Eva Gavin.

She received her education in local schools.

On June 25, 1941 she married Douglas Wilson who predeceased her in 1972.

Helen’s main interests were her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a superior bridge player and enjoyed wintering in Arizona. She is survived by sons Alan (Wendy) Wilson and Reg (Marilyn) Wilson, grandson Gavin (Amanda), three granddaughters Lauren, Virginia (Pascal) Rivest and their children Ashley and Patrick, and Heather (Paul) Hirtle and their children Palmer and Parker.

Also surviving is a niece Mary Jane (Richard) Deeley and great nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband, parents, two brothers Jack and Reg, one sister Brooke, sister-in-law Jean and dear friend Murray Slomke.

Memorial services for Mrs. Helen Wilson will be held at Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue, on Monday, November 15, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lloyd Ivany of Wesley United Church officiating.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations to the Lung Association, Kidney Foundation or the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Christine Wojciechowski (née Bakos)
February 14, 1921 - October 30, 2004
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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Christine (Bakos) Wojciechowski, age 83, at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, October 30th, 2004, following a brief illness.

Christine was a resident of Roseview Manor and a former long time resident of Forest Street.

She was born February 14th, 1921 in Slovakia and moved to Fort William as a young girl.

Christine married John Wojciechowski in 1940 and shortly thereafter they built their family home (Fort Street) Forest Street where everyone was always welcome.

She lived there for more then fifty years.

Christine was a very hard worker and loved to cook, garden and fish.

Christine’s family was very important to her, and she enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.

Christine is survived by her daughter Pauline Mills (Glen) and their children Cindy (Glenn) Merrill and Karen (Scott) Murray, son John (Donna) and their children, Sherri Johnson (Derek) and Wendy Javor (Zdravko), son Frank (Jean) and their children Bonnie Lubby (David), Dan Haney (Heather) San Diego, USA and Jack Haney, San Diego, USA.

Christine is also survived by her sister Mary Bakos and brother John Bakos, numerous great grandchildren and other relatives.

She was predeceased by her husband John in 1982, her parents Frank and Anna Bakos, grandson Jeffrey Wojciechowski as well as a number of in-laws.

The family would like to thank the staff of Roseview Manor for the excellent care, which they gave to our mother during the past year.

We would also like to thank the nurses and doctors at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for making her comfortable during her last few days.

A very special thank you to Dr. Adams for being so kind and understanding to our mother over the past twenty-five years.

Christine was an exceptional person, and will be greatly missed by her loving family.

According to Christine’s wish a private family Service of Remembrance will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Lawrence Harold Hansen
December 02, 1923 - October 13, 2004
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It is with sadness that the family of Lawrence Hansen, aged 80 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, announce his peaceful passing on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 with his family at his side at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Survived by his wife of 56 years Vera, children Lorna Brown (Ted), Victor (Wendy) and Allan (Angie); grandchildren David Brown, Tammy Yerxa (David), Eric Hansen, Alana Hansen; great granddaughter Chloe-Lyn; sisters Harriet, Ruby, Marion and Norma. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Respecting Lawrence’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family committal to be held at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Lawrence’s memory would be greatly appreciated.

Manuel "Mandy" Helper
May 20, 1913 - October 10, 2004
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Manuel “Mandy” Helper, born May 20, 1913, gently passed away on October 10, 2004 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Married to Yetta (Orenstein) his beloved wife of 65 years. Father of Michael (Bonnie), Barbara (Rodney Slonim), Margo (Gregory Forrest); grandfather of Jeffrey, Cara and Steven Helper, Mark and Todd Slonim; great grandfather of Melanie Cohn and Jaxson Helper. Mandy was much loved and will be truly missed by all his family including his nephews, nieces and close family friends. He will remain in our hearts and be a part of us, forever! Services were officiated on October 12 by Sid Halter at Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue. Pallbearers were Dr. Rodney Slonim, Todd Slonim, Dr. Steven Helper, Terry Hurtig, Don Devereaux and Dino Devuono. Honourary pallbearers were Saul Laskin, Paul Cooper, Bill Shaen, Dr. Jerry Stitt and Stan Segal. As a younger man, Mandy worked in the hotel industry and was Manager of the Empire Hotel in Fort William. In November 1939 Mandy enlisted in the Royal Canadian Active Air Force which he served for more than 5 years. He ranked as Pilot Officer and Flight Lieutenant in RCAF Special Reserve. Mandy spent the majority of his business career working diligently in the furniture business. Beyond work, Mandy displayed a wide rage of interests throughout his life. As a sportsman, he began a highly successful career in running and football. These were replaced by handball and golf as her grew older. He participated in many other sports as well. Mandy shared his passion for chess, bridge and cribbage with his friends, children and grandchildren. Mandy was a 32nd degree Mason and lifetime member of B’nai Brith Lodge. The essence of Mandy was captured by all who honoured him – mainly his “joie de vivre” and his love and loyalty to family and close friends. Mandy’s deep passion and devotion for Yetta influenced all his lifetime decisions and made a lasting impression on everyone. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorial donations in Mandy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Corinne Frazer
July 01, 1910 - August 01, 2004
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Corinne Frazer (Nana) passed away peacefully on Sunday August 1st, 2004 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

She was born in Fort William in l910, daughter of the late Jack and Edith Mackie.

Corinne lived in Foleyet, Jellicoe and Geraldton Ont. Returing to Fort William in 1946 where she worked at Strachan’s and McCartney’s Jewellers until 1968 when she retired. Corinne was a member of Wesley United Church, U.C.W. & choir for more than 40 years.

She was also a member of Agate Rebecca Lodge (passed Noble Grand).

She was predeceased by husbands William LeBlanc and Raymond Frazer; son Carl LeBlanc (Jake) and grandson John LeBlanc.

She is survived by her sisters Katherine Tigert of Toronto, Ellen Eldridge of Michigan, daughter, Wilhelmine Dargavel and son William (Helen) LeBlanc of Thunder Bay. She is also survived by 13 grandsons and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Corinne will be held at Wesley United Church on Thursday August 5th at 1:30 P.M.

A private interment will be held later in the day.

Memorial donations to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre.

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