Funeral Announcements

Edison, Andy

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It’s with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Andy Edison on March 18, 2017. He was born September 30, 1972.  He is predeceased by his parents Jack and Joan Edison. Those left to cherish his memory are his children Hunter Edison (Raquel), Dakota and Andrew, and granddaughter Karla.  Also left to cherish his memory are his sisters Gail (Dwight) and Kathy.

He will also be remembered by Lorraine Cobiness, Crystal Boyd (mothers of his beloved children), several nieces and nephews, and many many friends who loved him.

An infectiously likeable person by those he met, Andy was first and foremost a father, and an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors and was happiest when he was camping with his children and his mom. He was self-employed for many years with the company he created from scratch, AC Installations.  Much of his time was spent with his second family at the Dalles Reserve.

In keeping with Andy's wishes, a wake will be held at Dalles Reserve Community Center on March 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm, with ceremony being held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00.

Pallbearers will be Tristan, Tyler, Matt, Greg, Ron Jr., Mike, Dwight.  

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Kaiser, Walter

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It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of Walter announces his passing on March 16, 2017 at the young age of 55.

Walter is survived by the love of his life Jeannie (Gilchrist), his two sons whom he loved dearly and was very proud of, Adam (Racquel Collins) of Sylvan Lake, Alberta and Jeffrey of Kenora and Winnipeg.

He is also survived by his two sisters Renate Latus (Jerry) and Hilda Engler (Lynn) both of Thunder Bay, ON.; his three brothers Herbert, Hans (Debbie) and Paul (Elaine Roulston) all of Kenora, also by his many nieces, grand nieces, nephews and grandnephews.

Walter is also survived by Jeannie’s family, brothers and sisters in law, Bonnie (Jim Cavers), Colleen (Doug Simpson) both from Portage La Prairie, MB, Lyle (Della Purdy-Gilchrist) of Minnedosa, MB and John (Gail) Gilchrist of Canora, Saskatchewan.

Walter and Jeannie started dating in 1985. They had many adventures, vacations, fun and loving times, they would have been married 30 years on April 04, 2017.

Walter loved the outdoors whether it be camping, fishing, boating or hunting he enjoyed them all and had so much fun teaching Jeannie and his sons a lot of those things. In our early married years we enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing and curling.

Most of all Walter loved living on the Winnipeg River where he could jump in his boat whenever he wanted, whether it was for fishing or just boat rides with his beloved Jeannie, Adam & Jeff.

He also loved his campfires. Every available minute he could have a fire he did.  He passed his love of campfires on to his sons.

Walter also loved heading south on many vacations that he went on with family and many good friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. in the Rosewood Room at the Clarion.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Walter’s name to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3W7 or the Cancer Care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. 980 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Johnston, Blaine

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On March 12, 2017 after a courageous battle following a stroke, Blaine peacefully passed away with his family by his side. He was 79 and had been a resident of Pinecrest since December 2016.

Besides his wife Kath (nee Jordan), he is survived by his daughter Shannon (Bernie) and granddaughters Mikayla & Shalene of Kanata (Ottawa), Ontario.

Blaine will also be dearly missed by his sister Judy (Vic) Lund and their family, nephew Brad (Bradey, Seth, Caleb, Jacob and Ben) of Laclu, by his brother Gary (Lil) of Regina, Saskatchewan, niece Jana Loewans of Neepawa, Manitoba and his uncle Don (Eileen) Sutherland of Keewatin.

Kathy’s family will also fondly remember him, brother Bill (Marion), Jordan, Kenora, Ontario and their family, niece Kristan Valade (Eric, Jasmine, Heather and Sage) of Ear Falls, nephew Andrew (Courtney) Jordan of Kenora. Kath’s cousin Ruth Anderson was also a close member of the family.  He wa also survived by many relatives and friends.

Cremation has taken place and as per his wishes, there will be no funeral. There will be a celebration of Blaine’s life in early summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cat Shelter, Pinecrest Home or to the Junior Learn to Golf Programme at the KG&CC would be appreciated by the family or a charity of one’s choice.

Blaine was a quiet, kind and gentle soul and he will be missed very much.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Goodwill, Ethel

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With family by her side, Ethel Goodwill, a longtime resident of Pinecrest Home for the Aged, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at the age of 100.

Ethel was born on January 7, 1917. She was predeceased by her first husband Bill Sinclair, her second husband George Goodwill, her parents Swan Pontus and Marta Olson, her brothers Albert, John Helmar (T.V. Ole), Ed, and sister Svea Mayne (August 2016), nephews Robert Olson, Murray Sinclair, and niece Carole Dempster.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Pinecrest Home for their care and compassion for Ethel. Our hearts are broken and we will miss her dearly.  A family service will be held this summer to celebrate her life well lived.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kenora Museum or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Matthews, Jack

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In Loving Memory of Jack Matthews

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Matthews at Pinecrest Home for the Aged on February 27, 2017

Jack was born on July 26, 1922 in Antler, Saskatchewan, moving to Kenora in 1925.He is predeceased by his parents Lillie and William Matthews and mother and father-in-law Laura and Frank Iriam.He served in the military during WWII in the RCAF –his Rank Lac, he did so with honour and pride. Jack married Grace Millicent Iriam on October 3, 1949 and together they had two children. He is lovingly missed by his wife Grace, daughter Sharon (granddaughter Danielle), son William, sister and brother in law Linda and Glenn Iriam and family.

Jack and his father built a home in 1949 and Grace and Jack lovingly made it their home until November 2016.

He enjoyed woodworking, building boats and could repair just about anything, considered it an honour and privilege to be a part of the Recreation Centre Development.
Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com.

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Herbacz, George Leo

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It is with great sadness the family of George Leo Herbacz announce his sudden passing, at his residence, on February 26, 2017 at the age of 72.

He is remembered by his beloved wife of 53 years Darlene, son George and wife Melissa, grandchildren Brianna and Christian, brothers Henry (Norma), Roger (Liz), Arthur (Susan), Donald, and Ronald (Marilyn), and sister Lorraine Shier (Brian).

A funeral Mass will be held Saturday March 4th at 11.00 A.M. at Notre Dame Parish, with interment at Lake of the Woods Cemetery to follow.

In honor of George and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to A Dog's Life or the charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Lacombe, Raymond Thomas

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In Loving Memory of
Raymond Thomas Lacombe
September 7, 1942 - February 16, 2017

Blessed with the love of family and good friends, Ray Lacombe died on February 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with heart disease.

Ray will be remembered with love and his memory honoured by his beloved family: wife Adrienne, son Mark and daughter in law Christine, his precious grandchildren Meagan Lacombe Dufresne and Amy Lacombe (Jeff) and their mother Kim Innard. Ray also leaves to mourn his brother Wayne (Lana) Lacombe and sisters in law Lynne McKenzie and Signe Lacombe.

Ray will also be missed and remembered by his extended family and close friends who helped support us throughout Ray's final journey. We especially thank family members Anne, Ron and Wayne Baker; our close friends Ralph and Jane Jacobson; Allan and Maria Perron; George Metail (Pat Selway) and Andy Scribilo along with our other Beach Road neighbours.

Ray and Adrienne were married on February 27, 1965 and enjoyed over 51 years of happy marriage. In 1990, Ray had their dream house built on Lake of the Woods where he enjoyed lake life with family and friends. Ray and Adrienne were fortunate enough to be able to travel throughout the years with Hawaii being their favourite destination.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 am at St Louis Catholic Church in Keewatin with Father Don Adaza officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Parish Hall.

Should friends and family so desire, donations may be made in Ray's memory to: Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 104, 979 Alloy Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5Z8

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Posthumus, Lambertus

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Mr. Lambertus Posthumus, a resident of Pinecrest Nursing Home passed away on February 15, 2017 at his residence.

He was born April 11, 1926.

Lambertus was predeceased by his father Rudolf Posthumus and mother Clara Posthumus (Elizabeth), sister Mary Clarina JMJ, brother Gerben Posthumus, sister Gertrude Bonnema all in the Netherlands, brother Laurence Posthumus passed away on August 31, 1982 in Kenora, Ontario, he will be sadly missed by Clara Kemp of Dalmeny, Saskatchewan and nieces and nephews in Canada and the Netherlands

He was a member of the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church since 1954 and was self-employed as a dairy farmer.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Lambertus’ memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 110-1525 Carling Ave. Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 67 Ontario St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5J5.

Visitation on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Borowski, Walter

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Walter Borowski passed away unexpectedly February 06, 2017. Although his death was an unfortunate accident those of us who knew him know he died of a broken heart.  He lost the love of his life and his reason for being in 2014 when his wife Marjorie passed on.  He missed her every moment after.

He is survived by sons Tim and Barry and Barry’s wife Suzanne who lovingly called Walter Dad. He has two beautiful granddaughters Barbara and Paige.  Also missing him are four sisters Mary, Irene Terry and Lil along with many nieces and nephews.

His family would also like to thank Jackie, Erin, Lou and Bruce for their help with Mom and Dad over the years. Also thank you to the firefighters, OPP and Paramedics that were there that day.

A Memorial Service will be held May, 20, 2017 at a private residence, please contact Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre for more information.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Huard, Alice Marie

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In Loving Memory of Alice Marie Huard.

Our beloved Mother, Memere, Tatante, Auntie passed away on February 08, 2017 with her family by her side after a struggle with dementia, she is finally at peace.

She is survived by her son Mike (Carol) Micheline (Rene), Ginette (Ernie), Robert (Colleen), Gary, Dave (Mary) Elizabeth, son in law Rob Manners. Numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mom’s Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

We would like to thank Pinecrest Home for the Aged, along with Pastor Rob and the nursing and careworker staff for their absolute wonderful caretaking of our dear mother.

Donations may be sent to Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K8.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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