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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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Zroback, Douglas Mark

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It is with great sadness the family of Douglas Mark Zroback, born August 09, 1963 announce his passing on February 5, 2017.

He leaves behind his soul mate and best friend Laurie, sons Matthew (Krista) of Lake County, B.C., Justin (Chelsey) and grandson Jayce of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, his faithful companion Jake. He is also survived by many relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank all those who provided outstanding care and support to Doug and our family over the last five years.

At Doug’s request, there will be no service.

Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Multiple Myeloma Research in Doug’s memory.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Bruce, Verna

Verna Bruce, a resident of Pinecrest Home, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 30, 2017. She had been in declining health due to advanced dementia for several years. Verna Mary Elizabeth was born December 9, 1922, in Tantallon, Saskatchewan, the eldest daughter of Alex and Johanna Anderson, and shortly after her birth they moved to Fort William, Ontario (Thunder Bay).

Verna was predeceased by her parents, sister Arlene Hamilton and brother Mervin. She is survived by her husband Donald, daughters Lynda, Kathryn (James) Stevenson, Elizabeth (Gregg) Wiebe and son Ian (Darlene), grandchildren, Heather, Eric, Allison, Rob, Christopher, Kyle, Kristen, Joseph and Andrew, and great grandchildren Nicholas and Victoria. Also surviving is her sister Daryle Spence (Robert) of Thorold, Ontario and sister in law Mary Anderson (Calgary). She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at First Presbyterian Church on February 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a light lunch. The family thanks all the staff at Pinecrest for their compassionate care of Verna. Donations to charity of your choice appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Wagar, Michelle

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Michelle battled her illness, Calciphylaxis with a fierce resolve that was both inspiring to those who were witness and demonstrative of the stalwart strength she possessed at her core. Such was her heart that nothing could keep her down long, as armed with this quiet inner strength she would simply continue to move forward, to face any and all challenges life threw at her head on.


Michelle was predeceased by her father Gary Palmer (1986), brother Michael Palmer (1997), mother-in-law Sylvia Wagar (2010)

She is survived by husband Gregory K. Wagar. sons Scott and Aden (Dez) Wagar, beloved Xavier. Her mother Carol Palmer, sister Sherry (Harvey) Gauthier, father-in-law Arnold Wagar, sister-in-law Marlene (Grant) Noll, brothers-in-law William (Sandra), Michael (Dyane),Thomas (Karen) Wagar and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Celebrations of Life are being held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Dryden Legion from 3-6 pm and on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at King George School, Kenora from 1-3 pm

Donations in her honour can be made to Firefly, Pinecrest, Dryden Regional Hospital Dialysis Machine fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Verna Joyce Lundin (nee Gawley)

Verna Joyce Lundin (nee Gawley)

January 16, 1921-January13, 2017

Verna passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Pinecrest Home with family at her side.

The funeral service for Verna will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Pinecrest Home with a light luncheon to follow. Cremation has taken place with inurnment to follow service. Donations may be made to Pinecrest Auxilary or charity of your choice.

A special thank you to Dr. Anderson and Mike Limerick, and all staff at Pinecrest Home for their wonderful care of mom in her final years.

Mom. Gramma, great gramma, you will be forever in our hearts.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Joseph George Morrison

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September 23, 1937 – January 9, 2017

Mr. Joseph George Morrison, a resident of Shoal Lake # 40, passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital on January 9, 2017.

Wake Service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Shoal Lake #40 gym.

Traditional Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at noon at the Shoal Lake #40 gym with interment to follow at the Shoal Lake #40 cemetery

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Jeffrey Curtis Hunter Sr.

Jeffrey Hunter Sr

February 10, 1978 – Sunday, January 08, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jeff Hunter announce his sudden passing.

Wake Service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00a.m.at the David Kejick School at Shoal Lake #39.

Traditional Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the David Kejick School with interment to follow at Shoal Lake #39.

Pallbearers will be: Jeremiah McDonald, Alexander Letander, Patrick Greene Jr., Eugene Greene, Darrin Green, Skylar Copenace, Spencer Packo and Jakson Crow-Green.

Honourary pallbearers are Kyler Greene, Brian Barker, and all his teammates and friends from the mens and mixed slo-pitch teams

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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