OBITUARIES

Lorrie Ann Cannon 1960-2005
Former Skagway resident Lorrie Ann Cannon died April 4, 2005 at her home in Juneau.
Cannon was born April 24, 1960 in Pasco, Wash. She graduated from West High School of Rockford, Ill. in 1978, and spent time in Skagway before moving to Juneau in 1981.
She was a postal carrier for 18 years.
Her family and friends will miss her deeply. She was preceded in death by her father, Dean Cannon, of Skagway.
She is survived by her sons, Christian and Kyle Klassen; grandson Kyler Klassen; partner-in-life Todd Evans; mother and stepfather, Jayne and Dave Brower of Montgomery, Tex.; sisters Deborah and Sandra; brother Robert; and nine nieces and nephews including Michelle Hosford of Washington who took care of her last wishes.
A rosary was held on April 7 at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Juneau. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Juneau. – Information courtesy of Michelle Hosford

George Villesvik 1907-2005
Former Skagway resident George Villesvik died April 4, 2005 in Lacey, Wash.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1907 in Washington state. He and his wife Ethel arrived in Skagway in the fall of 1947 from Seattle. He was a U.S. Customs inspector, meeting the WP&YR trains
Villesvik belonged to the local Elks, Eagles, and Masons, and he and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church. Both enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
They left Skagway in 1974 for Sequim, Wash. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1979. – Information courtesy of Carl Nord