David Orland Barnard, 63, of Atikokan, Ontario passed away at his residence Wednesday, May 23, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer,
David was born on March 31, 1949 in Kenora, Ontario to George and Anna Barnard.
At an early age he worked for the Sapawe sawmill in Atikokan. In the early 1980s David relocated to Calgary to be with his lifelong friend and companion Kathey Hallaby. While there he took up the trades of drywalling and carpentry. In 1993 David and Kathey moved back to Atikokan, where they resided until his passing. David had a great love for fishing, carpentry, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
David will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kathey of Atikokan, his children Robert (Julie) Barnard of Fort Frances, Ontario, Misty (Jeff) Haines of Cornwall, Ontario, and his grandchildren Aleyx, Nina, Hailee, Jessie and Owen.
He is also survived by his siblings Irene Barnard, Bernice (Bill) Reid, Doreen (Barney) Mercer, Gloria (Jack) Risi, Jack (Terri) Barnard, Lawrence (Debbie) Barnard, and Melvin (Cathy) Barnard, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
David was predeceased by his parents George and Anna Barnard, his brother Bruce Barnard and in-laws Ezra and Mary Kearney.
As per David’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Interment will be held at a later date.
If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com.
With deep sorrow we say goodbye to Garry Peter Ogier, 64, who passed away after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Dryden Regional Health Center.
Garry was born in Rainy River, Ontario, January 19, 1948. He was raised on the farm in Devlin, Ontario where he developed his strong work ethic. He relocated to Atikokan in 1964 to work at the iron mines and then a year later, Atikokan Forrest Products. He remained a faithful, hardworking employee for over 40 years until his illness forced an early retirement. Garry was proud of having over 26 years of service with no workplace injury.
Garry moved to Dryden, Ontario in June, 2011 to be closer to his daughter. Throughout the years, Garry enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, darts, playing cards and let’s not forget bingo, where he earned the nickname ‘Lucky’. He joined the Go Getters in Dryden and enjoyed travelling with his bowling and bingo crew. Garry also enjoyed traveling to visit his children and grandchildren in Winnipeg and Montreal.
Pops will be remembered for his sense of humor.
He is survived by his children Bradley, Cory (Julie) and Tara (Mike), his grandchildren Meaghan, Erica, Cassie, Alex, Shawn, Aryanna and Erica. He is also survived by his siblings Harold, Phyllis, Ron (Sandy), Joyce (Charlie) Allan, Ruth (Doug), Patsy (Doug) and Joan as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Lillian Ogier, niece Deanna and sister in law Gwen Ogier.
A celebration of Garry’s life will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Box Alder Cemetery, Devlin, at 11 am, with Rev. Diane Clifford officiating. A reception will follow at the Devlin Community Hall. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society – Relay for Life, would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com.
Joseph ‘Joey’ Danco
Joseph ‘Joey’ Michael Danco, 65, passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, May 27, 2012.
Joey was born on May 9, 1947 in Atikokan to Mary and Joseph Danco. He was a Journeyman with Ontario Hydro. He then moved out to British Columbia to work in a mine until he could no longer work due to a motor vehicle accident. He returned to Atikokan, where he lived until his recent illness. Joey was a faithful and devoted member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Atikokan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and as the oldest brother of eleven children, he was admired by all.
Joey is survived by his mother Mary; five brothers Bob, Danny, Rick, Larry and Terry; and sisters Mary, Cyndy, Debbie, Lori and Susie. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. He was predeceased by his father Joseph, nephews Andrew and Derrick as well as his beloved companion Jeannine Chabot.
Joey appreciated all that everyone did for him, from the birthday cake to all the wonderful care he received while he was sick.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 31, at St. Patrick’s Church, Atikokan, with interment following at Little Falls Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations made in memory of Joey to the Atikokan General Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph’s Care Group, or Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre would be greatly appreciated. Please sign the online condolences at www.EverestOfThunderBay.com.