Funeral Announcements

Schaeffer, Betty

Betty Schaeffer

Peacefully, with her husband by her side, Betty passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dick; sister Helen Neilson of Calgary; grandson Greg Harrison who had a special relationship with Betty, and granddaughter Gillian Dempsy; Betty also leaves behind close family members, Bill White (Bill McCann’s nephew), and Bill White’s children Matthew and Kate of whom she spoke very highly of. Betty was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Catrina Christensen; brother Allan; and her first husband Bill McCann.  

A Celebration of Life will take place on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Rudy Manaloto officiating followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation.  

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Anderson, Robert Max

ANDERSON

March 31, 1948 – April 18, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, grandfather and Uncle Robert Max Anderson Sr., on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ontario.

Robert will be deeply missed by his family. His sons Robert Jr., (Sarah), Thomas (Elizabeth) his daughter Roberta, grandchildren Alexis, Joshua, Hannah, his sisters Grace, Mary, Judy, godson Benjiman and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Wake Service will be held at the Minaki Community Hall on April 20, 2017 starting at noon.

Funeral Service will also be at the Minaki Community Hall on April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Frank Kowal officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Socholotuk, Brenda

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On Saturday, April 15th, 2017, Brenda Agnes Gavin Socholotuk passed away at home surrounded by her family. After a courageous and gracious battle against cancer she was needed in heaven as one of God's angels. 

During her final weeks, she spent time sharing memories, laughs and stories with her friends and extended family. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Garry, as well as her children Stacey, Andrea and Trevor (Chelsea) Socholotuk. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Hadley and Gavin Socholotuk. They brought her endless joy and love right into her final days. She is predeceased by her parents, Mary and Clarence Gavin.

The funeral will be held at Knox United Church (Kenora) on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 11:00am.  Following the service will be a luncheon at the church, followed by the internment of her ashes at the Cemetery Columbarium. An open invitation is extended to all who would like to join the family at Trevor and Chelsea Socholotuk's home after the internment (after 2:30pm at 355 East Melick Road).

In lieu of flowers, Brenda requested that donations be made to the Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation or the Knox United Church in Kenora.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Savoyard, Victoria

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It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our sister, mother, aunty and grandma Victoria who went to be with her heavenly father.

Victoria was also a loving foster parent to many children whom she considered as her own. Victoria loved singing gospel songs and going to church, she also enjoyed sewing anything and everything.  She loved to go blueberry picking.  She loved to go driving around with her sons.  She also enjoyed the company of friends from all over.

Wake Service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Church of Jubilee.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jubilee with Pastor Frank Kowal officiating, with interment to follow at Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Benjamin Chicago, Macy Chicago, Marty Chicago, Jason Chicago, Chris Blackhawk and Eric Mandamin.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Kozak, Gerald (Jerry) Leo

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In Loving Memory of

Gerald (Jerry) Leo Kozak

With broken hearts we are sad to announce that an amazing man has been called home for his outstanding duty. Gerald (Jerry) Leo Kozak passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

Jerry leaves behind the love of his life and soulmate of 53 years Mary, his daughters, Linda and Laura (Troy); cherished grandchildren Jordon and Carlynn; siblings, Sonia, Robert (Rody), Joseph (Mary), Barbara (Henry), Edward (Debbie), numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, mother, father and mother-in-law and brother-in-law Dennis.

As per Jerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. A private family Graveside Service will take place in Winnipeg at a future date.

The family sends a heartfelt thank-you to the emergency response personnel, the OPP and the emergency staff at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital for their efforts and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Downey, William John (Bill)

Downey

WILLIAM JOHN DOWNEY

William John (Bill) - died peacefully at Pinecrest Home for the Aged in Kenora, ON on April 2,

2017.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Katherine, their 4 children; Laura (Brad), Ian (Nicole),

Gordon (Lori) and Susan (Mark). Bill, aka Pops, will be greatly missed by his beloved

grandchildren Liam, Aidan, Eilidh, Breena, Quin, Tyler, Logan, his brother Robert (Nina) and

numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents George Downey, Dorothy

Falls, step father Robert Falls as well as siblings Ed, Georgina, Morton, and Hugh.

A Celebration of life will be held for Bill on Saturday, April 15, 1 to 3 pm at the Minis Hall (Super

8 Motel) Please join us for a come and go afternoon where we can share stories, laughs and

memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Fairfield- Jones, Bonnie Lee

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bonnie Lee Fairfield-Jones.  Bonnie passed peacefully on March 28, 2017.  While we are heartbroken, we take comfort in knowing that she is reunited with her beloved Dad.

The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Lake of the Woods District Hospital as well as Dr. Ho for the care and compassion they gave to Bonnie and to the family as well.

There will be a private memorial.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

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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

Kaiser Walter

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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