Obituary: Lew Morgan

Lewis William Morgan, Sr., 78 of Englewood passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Tidewell Hospice in Englewood. He was born on September 18, 1937 in Guyton, Georgia.

OBITUARY: John Bourgoin

Our long-time friend and island resident John Bourgoin passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at his island home. Arrangements and official obituary are pending.

The loss of a great man: Former Fire Chief Lew Morgan has passed away at age 78

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – On a hot July day in 1989 a man named Lewis “Lew” Morgan was introduced to the Boca Grande Community. He stood next to Darrell Polk, a man who had held the job of fire chief on the island for 33 years. “I hope I can be the fire chief you want,” […]

Obituary: Carolyn Smith Frederick

Carolyn Smith Frederick died peacefully on August 30, while at her summer home of many years on Walloon Lake in Northern Michigan. She was born in Indianapolis, IN. in 1928 to Dr. David L. Smith and Harriet Badger Smith. She was predeceased by her sister, Marcia Knowles. She is survived by her husband of sixty-seven […]

Obituary: John Norman Grant Quirk

  John Norman Grant Quirk passed away surrounded by his wife and children on August 22, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Grant was born in Montreal Quebec, Canada on February 26, 1937. Grant’s mother died shortly after childbirth. At age nine Grant moved to South Portland, Maine with his father and stepmother. Grant […]

Obituary: Anne ‘Candy’ Lee

Anne “Candy “Collins passed away on August 9, 2016 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife for 31 years of the late A. Laney Lee; the loving mother of Alec Lee (Susan) of San Francisco, Calif.; Annie Lazarus (David) of St. Louis, Mo. and Boyd Lee (Aimee) of Minneapolis, Minn.; dear grandmother […]

Obituary: Annie Ewing Knapp Boomer

A lifelong collector, talented artist and feisty competitor, Annie Ewing Knapp Boomer passed away peacefully on July 24, 2016 at her home in Pointe Aux Barques, Mich. Her family helped her transition out of this life by recounting funny stories about her, drinking martinis and toasting to her indomitable spirit. Annie was 86 years old […]

Obituary: Roberta “Bobbie” Pringle Platt

Roberta “Bobbie” Pringle Platt, 55, passed away at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.

Obituary: Kevin Michael Hall

Kevin M. Hall, 38, of Boca Grande and formerly of Brooksville, passed away August 1, 2016. He was a 1997 graduate of Hernando High School. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, who will miss him very much. He is predeceased by his father, Morris Hall; uncles Randy Hall and David Salyer; aunts […]

Obituary: Jack Wurtz

 Jack Wurtz, age 83, of Boca Grande, formerly of Greenwich, Connecticut, passed away in the company of his family on July 2, 2016. He was born on October 29, 1932 and is survived by his wife, Jean, his sister Jane, his three children, and four grandchildren: Scott, Gregory, Heather, and Jennifer.