Obituaries


Obituary: Bess Finch

November 4, 2016
Bess Finch, recent resident of Boca Grande, passed away on September 29, 2016, at her summer home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was born LewEllyn “Bess” Lundeen in Atlanta on February 25, 1929. She …

Memorial service scheduled for Dr. Hank Wright

October 28, 2016
A memorial service for Dr. Hank Wright will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m., at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Wright passed away at his Boca Grande home on Monday, …

Obituary: Thomas Fredrick Schoonover

October 28, 2016
On September 18, 2016 Thomas Fredrick Schoonover, 87, passed away surrounded by the love of his wife and family. He died from Lewy Body Dementia which he courageously battled for the past seven yea…

Obituary: Brayton Marvell

October 21, 2016
Brayton Marvell of Boca Grande and formerly of Stowe, VT, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his son’s house in Wolcott, VT. He was born January 3, 1918 …

Obituary: Jean “John” Paul Bourgoin

October 7, 2016
Jean “John” Paul Bourgoin made his last flight west on September 14, 2016 at his home in Boca Grande. He was 94 and had been in failing health since a hospital stay in February. He was born in Joua…

Obituary: Lew Morgan

September 16, 2016
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

September 16, 2016
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

September 16, 2016
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 …

Obituary: Carolyn Smith Frederick

September 2, 2016
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 a…

Obituary: John Norman Grant Quirk

August 26, 2016
  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, 1…