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EDWARDS, A.F. (Bert)

1923 - 2005. Passed away peacefully at home in Kitchener, on Saturday, August 13, 2005, his grandson Doug by his side and his family all around him. Husband and life partner of Ruby Edwards for 61 years.

ZAIRNS, Peteris

At his residence on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, Mr. Peteris Zairns at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his wife and loving father of Zigurds Barvicks of Latvia. Remembered by all the Latvian community of Sault Ste. Marie.


On Friday August 12, 2005, silently leaving footprints on our hearts. Cherished infant son of Jennifer and Brian. First grandchild of Candy and Garth Mitchell. Seventh grandchild of Jim and Betty Cruickshank.

MANCUSO, Ottavio

(March 8, 1931 - August 14, 2005) - In the early 1950's, Ottavio Mancuso, the son of Giuseppe Mancuso and Giuseppina Caruso, departed Paterno, Calabria, Italy for Canada in search of a new beginning.

BELL, Hermione

Passed away at the Golden Birches Terrace in Blind River, Sunday, August 14, 2005. Dear daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude Bell. Dear sister of the late Harvey Bell (Evelyn), Mary Phillips (late Harold) and Doris Arkwright (Ron).


Peacefully at the General Hospital on Sunday, August 14, 2005 at the age of 80. Loving husband of Judy Rogelj (nee Skene). Dear father of Gretchen Puntschart (Walter) of Austria, Bernarda Black (Rob) of Oakville, Ontario, Frank and Bogdan.

BUCHAN, Robert William (Bob)

Passed away on August 5, 2005 at Squamish General Hospital in British Columbia after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 28, 1930 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He is survived by two sisters, Madeline MacDonald (Jim) of Sault Ste.

THOMPSON, Michael Drew

Suddenly at the Sault Area Hospital on Tuesday, August 11, 2005 Michael Drew Thompson at the age of 21 years. Beloved son of Wayne and Katherine (Majic) Thompson and dear brother of Kiley and Charlotte.

ALTON, Reta Mae

Passed away after a short illness at the General Hospital on Saturday, August 13, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd. Dear mother of Jim and Ron. Loving grandmother of Meghan and Jodi. Sister of Kay Williams (Max) and Edna Williams (late Jack).

ETHIER, Jeannette (nee Massicotte)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeannette Ethier at the Blind River District Health Centre on Friday, August 13, 2005 at the age of 87. Dear wife of the late Madelger Ethier.