Funeral Announcements

Marchand, Bill (William)

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden peaceful passing of our Beloved Husband, Father, Pepere, and friend Bill (William) Marchand, age 57, on July 31st, 2017. Bill was a resident of Kenora, ON, and was working in Nackawic, New Brunswick. He will be forever cherished and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his loving wife of 35 years Carol, sons Jordan (Delaney), Adrian (Jonie) and his two grandsons Braeden and Maverick. He leaves to mourn his Father-­In-Law Armand Marion, Brother in-Law Denis Marion, Sister in-law and Brother in-Law Mona and Jim Boss along with several nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both his parents Florent Marchand (1996), Jeannine Marchand, (2004) and most recently his Sister Ginette Marchand (2016). Also predeceased by his Mother in-Law Lorraine Marion (1994).

Bill was a very quiet, gentle, philosophical, hard-working and patient man. He had a beautiful smile and was a good joke teller. Being around family and friends was also important to him. He loved to cook, especially making his homemade pizzas, spaghetti sauces, and was a master at meat and fruit pies. He enjoyed taking the family on road trips, camping, swimming, fishing, and golfing. He also enjoyed passing his time by reading and solving crossword and sudoku puzzles. He would spend hours just sitting on the deck gazing at the water during the day, and listening to the loons at night. He also loved to peacefully watch the Northern Lights when they were visible. He was always there for advice and always took time to help his sons, especially with their homework. He loved to show off his math skills. He loved .spending time with his grandchildren and was so happy to welcome his second grandson while home for vacation in mid July.

Immediate Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bill's Life will take place at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Kenora, ON, Sept. 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation (CT Scan).

 We love you and will always miss your beautiful smile.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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McAdam, Marion

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Marion Elizabeth MacAdam, beloved wife of James Boulton and mother to Christopher Boulton-MacAdam passed away August 9th, 15 days before her 67th birthday. Marion had struggled with dementia for a number of years and chose Physician assisted suicide to end her life, rather than suffer the final indignities of the disease.

Marion is survived by her husband James Boulton, and her son Christopher MacAdam-Boulton, her step daughter Emilie Collins-Boulton, her sister Margaret MacAdam, and brothers John MacAdam, Murray MacAdam, Phillip MacAdam and Collin MacAdam, and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, John Harold MacAdam, and Marion Francis MacAdam (Dewis).

Marion held a diverse repertoire of positions in Kenora; working for Confederation College as both a session master and a program supervisor, where she worked with many First Nation communities, assisting them to achieve their educational needs. She then moved on to become program co-ordinator for women in non-traditional trades and from there spent several years working as a program consultant for the Kenora Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and following that, the Kenora office of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Marion was a unique, bright and diverse human being whose passing will be greatly felt in the hearts of all who loved her.

The family invites all those who knew our sweet Marion to join in a Celebration of her Life, to take place August 22, at Knox United Church 2 - 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Triple Play.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Fraser, Jeanne

FRASER

October 26, 1951 May 15, 2017

It is with profound, deep sadness, the family of Jeanne (Virginia) Fraser announce her peaceful passing after a very long, courageous, battle with Parkinson's disease. A very bright light in our family has gone out. She leaves us to be reunited with our family members and friends who have a special place waiting for her in heaven.

Jeanne is survived by her loving husband of 26 years John, step children John Fraser Jr. (Anissa), Maurice Fraser (Leanne), Jennifer Moncrief (Raymond), six beautiful grandchildren Hannah Beth and Cameron Fraser, Emily, Sarah, Cassandra, and Nicholas Moncrief, and our beautiful great granddaughter Phoenix Grandbois.

Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Isabella Jorgenson, her brother Robert Jorgenson of Los Angelas, California, mother and father in law Martha and Harold Fraser, brother in law Maurice Fraser, sister in law Carol Fraser, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jeanne is also survived by her brothers Jack Jorgenson (Karen), Barry Jorgenson (Gail), brothers in-law and sisters in-law Larry Fraser, lgnace Ontario, Don and Roberta Fraser of Surrey BC, Eva and Joe Gan, Robert and Linda Fraser of Kamloops BC, Bill and Roberta Fraser, Richard Fraser, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and her beautiful, very loved German Shepard, Belle Angel.

A very special thank you to all the staff and administration at Pinecrest Home, especially Unit one for your kindness to Jeanne and our family in our time of need.

A Celebration of Jeanne's life will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:30am. Interment of ashes at the
Columbarium at Lake of the Woods Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. Luncheon to follow at Masonic Hall, 413 Second St South, Kenora ON.

If desired, donations in honour of Jeanne can be made to It's a Dog's Life, care of Box 291 Keewatin, ON, POX 1CO, or Pinecrest Home, (Auxiliary), 1220 Valley Drive P9N 2W7, or a charity of one's choice, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

1 Timothy 6.7, Job 1.21
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out, The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

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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.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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