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*Joseph Maurice Emmanuel Sylvain Tognet*Ella Mae Sherwood

April 23, 2013

Joseph Maurice Emmanuel Sylvain Tognet

1929 - 2013

Joseph Maurice Emmanuel Sylvain Tognet

Joseph Maurice Emmanuel Sylvain Tognet

Joseph Maurice Emmanuel Sylvain Tognet, 83, of Dallas died April 16 in Salem.

He was born in Haywood, Manitoba, Canada, to Camille Sylvain and Brigitte Melanie Picton Tognet.

Joseph was schooled in Manitoba and worked on the family farm until the age of 20. He became a telegrapher for the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a Morse code operator. He continued to work for several different railroads as a communication specialist for 30 years.

He married Gisele Therese Gagnon on June 14, 1952, in St. Adolphe, Manitoba, Canada.

They moved to Fargo, N.D., in 1955 and then to Sacramento, Calif., in 1963. There he worked for Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1988.

In 1990 they moved to Dallas.

Joe was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.

He was always busy with a project in the workshop or in the yard. He enjoyed firearms, making knifes and canes, and had a particular interest in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Joe and Gisele enjoyed traveling to faraway places such as Europe, Africa and Tahiti, and once drove all the way by car to the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territory.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert.

Survivors include his wife, Gisele of Dallas; daughters, Therese (Rob) Millberry of Lakeport, Calif., Monique (Clyde) Packard of Foresthill, Calif., and Suzanne Tognet of Sacramento; brother, Louis; sisters, Sister Marie Tognet, Alphonsine DiNottia, Henriette Gamby and Bernadette Gamby; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass was Saturday at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Private family interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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Ella Mae Sherwood

July 4, 1922 - April 22, 2013

Ella Mae Sherwood, 90, of Dallas, died Monday.

She was born in Pawnee City, Neb.

Private arrangements are pending with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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