Funeral Announcements

Goold, Eileen Gertrude (nee Gourley)


Eileen Gertrude Goold (nee Gourley)

Passed away, peacefully on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at Birchwood Terrace in Kenora.

Eileen was one of 5 children born to Wilfred and Mary Helen Gourley.  She made her debut on February 8th 1924, in Depew, Ontario. Being the daughter of a CPR Station Master took her to many locations throughout Ontario. The family settled in Britt, Ontario, where they spent many years surrounded by extended family.

Wake and Funeral services will begin at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday January 29, 2018  at 7:00 PM and Funeral Service will be held at Notre Dame Church, on January 30, 2018  at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Eric Wickman Family go fund me ( or the Kenora Fellowship Centre, 208 Water St, Kenora, ON P9N 1S4, or a charity of your choice.

We love you, Mom.

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Prokulevich, Joyce


Joyce Prokulevich came into this world on April 21, 1944 and passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 27, 2018 at the age of 73.  She was born in Kenora, Ontario. On September 26, 1964 she married the love her life Morris Melenchenko.  They have many fabulous memories throughout their life together. They are united again.

Joyce’s legacy lives on. Her children were important to Joyce.  Her mission was to serve … Her role modeling and lessons taught her surviving daughters, Cindy and Brenda (Leigh) well.  Joyce was a strong, brave woman – and always did what needed to be done. She never stopped learning, adventuring and trying new things. Her granddaughters (Mya and Natasha) will benefit from the intergenerational healing and the people that came before. Joyce had integrity and a strong faith.  She was honest and courageous.  Her life lead by example lives on.

Continue to share the Joyce stories and remember the moments that you shared with her. It is through the telling of stories that the celebration of life lasts.

Open casket prayers will be held on at the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Funeral mass will be held at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00am.  A reception to follow immediately after at the church.

Joyce was living with Lewy Body Dementia.  Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society Kenora/Rainy River District or a charity of your choice. 

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Pahpasay, Isaac

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Isaac Pahpasay went on his spirit journey to join his wife Elizabeth (Sput) Copenace, his father Thomas Payash and his sister Elizabeth (Poosh) Pahpasay.

Left to mourn his passing are his mother Mary Lydia Pahpasay, his children Patricia Pahpasay, Laura Pahpasay (Harrison), Bear Copenace, Sharon Pahpasay and Fawn Copenace (Michael), his siblings Lucy Fobister, Jane Pahpasay (Eddie), Thomas Pahpasay, Mervin Pahpasay and Gordon Pahpasay.

Wake Services will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Isaac Pahpasay’s residence in Grassy Narrows, Ontario.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at David Pahpasay’s residence in Grassy Narrows with interment to follow.

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Muckle, Margaret Rose

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Margaret Rose Muckle, a resident of Wabaseemoong, sadly passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital on January 21, 2018 with her family by her side.

Margaret is survived by her children, Bernadette McDonald, Elizabeth Henderson and her son Bobby Muckle, sisters and brother, Alice Kelly (Albert), Agnes Paul, Florence Medicine (Joe) and Eddie Bird, grandchildren Crystal, Gina, Heather, Tammy (Bruno), Amanda (Brent), Shirley, Savannah, Shunna Muckle, Grace Harbor, Rory, Brian, Alex Henderson, Reggie (Lorraine), Linda, Terry, Judy (Brandon), Berina (Jonathan), Valerie (Euegene), Joseph (Bertha), Leslie Jr., Jeffrey, Earl & Ian Muckle.

Margaret enjoyed her seasonal outings, blueberry and wild rice picking, going to pow wow’s, dancing, spending quality time with her family, she also enjoyed her quiet time sitting outside while listening to her favourite country tunes. Most of all she enjoyed her time with her family and friends telling them stories of her adventures.

Many meegwetch’s to the staff at Birchwood and to the Dr.s that tended to our loved one needs. Chief and Council.

Traditional Wake Services will commence Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Wabaseemoong Community Centre.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Wabaseemoong Cemetery.

The family would like to remind everyone that all women are encouraged to wear their skirts.

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Fox, Kelly (Nee Judith Carol Sedik)

Well, I thought I’d live forever and who knows, maybe this is how it’s done. It all started on May 17, 1941 when I was born in Selkirk, Manitoba to John and Julia Sedik and it ended peacefully on January 8, 2018, in hospice care at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay.

I would like to say Bon Voyage to my daughter Lenore Lotecki, my son Toby Lotecki and grandson Chase Lotecki, my daughter Nancy Lotecki and son-in-law Peter Neely, my sister Pat Cortens and nephew David John (DJ) Roberts and wife Mona. My death was preceded by my parents John and Julia Sedik.

I do not want a funeral service. My family will have a nice party for me when the weather warms up. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favourite charity. Condolences can be sent to Browns Funeral Home in Kenora. (Browns to confirm?) Thank you to the the ICU staff at the Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora, the ICU and 2C staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the hospice staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their excellent care and compassion over the last few months. Special thank you to the health care staff who have become my friends over the years, my supportive housing workers and supervisor, my family physician and pharmacist. Thank you all.

Please don't cry for me, instead be happy that I lived a good live and was loved by many (ok, you can cry a little). I am happy and I am dancing. Probably naked. Remember, Kasari and me, we’re free.

All my love.


Queen of the Great Poultry Republic

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Campbell, Ken

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In the early hours of a cold winter's morn on January 4th, 2018, a wonderful life story came to an end. Leaving memories and a life legacy for those who had the privilege of his company, Kenneth, Ken, Kenny, Kirby or KC, as he was known by many, was a special kind of man. He was a gentle, friendly soul who usually had a story to tell or an opinion to offer. His jovial laugh combined with his mischievous little grin showcased his big heart. Ken would be one of the first people to help out, and one of the last people to leave, until the job was done. Ken lived to work, and he made his life mission about succeeding at his career. KC Refrigeration has been a successful business for over 40 years. Made of his own blood, sweat and tears and built from the ground up, he continued to run it until his very last day. He passed his passion for this trade onto his son, who worked closely with him for the last 25+ years. Ken was extremely proud of his children and all of their accomplishments. For him, his life goal was to give his children more than what he had and encourage them to reach their fullest potential. Mission accomplished, Pa!

Our family's hearts are forever heavy, but full of love and memories of your bright spirit for your personality was mightier than your short stature. Your kindness and zest for life will live on in your children and grandchildren. We love you more than you know. Remember to stay out of trouble on the other side!

A special thank you to all the First Responders-EMS, Paramedics, Police, ER Nurses and Doctors for your professionalism and outstanding care and compassion, to Dr. Vaudry for going above and beyond and to Cory at Brown's Funeral Home for providing the highest level of empathy and expertise during our most difficult of times. Thank you to friends, family and the community for the overwhelming support; your love means so much and is a testament to the kind and iconic man we have lost. In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made in the name of Ken to the Kenora Legion for a trades bursary fund. A service to remember Ken will take place at the Brown Funeral Home on Friday, January 12th at 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of Ken's life and a luncheon to follow downstairs at the Kenora Legion.

"When someone you love becomes a memory...that memory becomes a treasure."

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Gabryluk, Marie

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Marie Gabryluk, on January 6th, 2018 at Pinecrest Home for the Aged. Marie was born in Keewatin, Ontario on May 23, 1929, the second oldest of 4 children. She is predeceased by her husband Bill, son Paul, parents Pauline and Nikola Putnick, brothers John and Andrew, and son-in-law Trevor Coulombe. Marie will be lovingly remembered by her 4 daughters Brenda, Linda (Al), Paula (Trevor), and Nicole, grandchildren Hayden, Jackson, and Mckenna, Samantha and Christopher, Zachary (Sam), Cady (Deon), Amanda, Anna, and Niclas, Bailey and Taylor, great grandchildren Rhaya, Clairen, Atticus, and Stephan. Marie will also be missed by sister Natalie, sisters-in-law Elsie Lindsay, Marlene Gabryluk, Marilyn Gabryluk and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Our mom worked at different jobs in her lifetime, and forged strong friendships with her co-workers. She was a hard worker, but also liked to have fun. She felt that balance was very important in life. Many people will have fond memories of Funky G and nothing pleased her more than when a young man or woman who came up to her and reminisced with her about the old days when she was the lunch hour supervisor or the custodian while they were in school.

Our mom had a love of gardening and was a true green thumb - her garden was an abundance of vegetables and flowers (who can forget her garlic dill pickles!) the envy of the neighbourhood. The deer also agreed!

Special thanks to the staff at Birchwood Terrace and Pinecrest Home for the Aged who embraced our mother and showed such good care and compassion for her - especially those that helped make our mothers' last days as comfortable and dignified as possible. Lisa Degagne - you were more than a companion to Marie - you added laughter and adventure to her life.

A funeral service will be held on Friday January 12th at 2:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Centre at 429 Second Street South. A celebration of life will follow at the Masonic Hall at 413 Second Street South.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

Bunting, Ida

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Mrs. Ida Bunting a resident of Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home, passed away on December 25, 2017 at her residence

Survived are her loving family, Ida’s Children, George (Susie) Norman, Mary, Gordon, John (Janet) and James Bunting, grandchildren Rocky (Gretchen), Darlene (Larry) Jeffrey (Edna), Brandon (Judy), Jennifer (Mike), David (Cheyenne), Adrian, Ronnie Bunting, Harvey Bunting (Stephanie), Darnel Jack, David and Elaine Kejick (Jaret), Mary Joanne, Ramona & Valene Bunting, Elaine McD, Candice Bunting, Nadine Swartout, Joni, Jazanne, John Jr & Jeonni Bunting, Ida’s great grandchildren, Terry, Rocky Jr., Roxanne, Kyle, Rochele, Lil Rocki, Deana, Jewel, Myles, Dennie, Kristy, Autume, Kyler, Kylie, Kaylee, Colton, Logan, Brandice, Brandy, Celeste, Brennan, Dallas, Lakeisha, Egan, Emry, Erro, Avery, Tina, Alana, Fayla, Abby, Ariaha, Brody, Theresa, Ethan, Daylyn, Gracie, Malik, Kennide, DJ, Jalaynee, Sable, Roy Bunting, Alyssa, Marcella, Julianna, Clyde, Martella, Alicia, Giles, Jaymee, Brave & Princie Bunting, Nephew Jacob McDonald, niece, Sharon McDonald, grand nieces Ashley Cederwall and Andrea Cederwall.

Wake Services will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Mizhakiiwetung Memorial Gymnasium.

Traditional Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Whitedog Cemetery.

Ladies are asked to please wear their traditional skirts.

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Hovi, Frank

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November 22, 1949 – December 25, 2017

In the early, quiet Monday hours of Christmas Day with the sky breaking pink and the temperature hovering at -32° our friend Frank Hovi took his last breath. We should be comforted in knowing that it happened about as close to how he would have wished it as possible. John Prine was singing a sad song about a long Monday in the background, he was alone with his best girl and she was holding his hand, the lake in its frozen glory was framed through the window in front of his bed and he was without pain. He knew his boys were close at hand and he knew he was loved. I hope he also knew how much we’re going to miss him.

He is survived by so many people who loved him; his wife Susan and their sons Andrew and Martin, his brothers Al (Lorraine) and Bill (Judy), sister Cathy (Ken), his nephews Jonathan (Erin), Matthew,Michael, Kevin (Angela) nieces Jane (Dale), Jennifer (Shaun) and great nephews Blake, Austin, Jordan and Josh.

He is also survived by Susan’s family, his mother in law Mary, his sisters-in-law Cathy (John), Sheila, Kim (Jim), nieces Kelly, Colleen (Troy), Sarah; nephews James (Meaghan), Wally (Jamie), Jesse (Meaghan), Gary, and Trevor (Jennifer); great nephews Riley and Colton and great niece Emma.

Frank is also survived by a wealth of friends and by so many colleagues and students whose lives were made better for his concerns and skills. If you are part of this very large group, there will be a celebration of Frank’s life on Saturday January 6th at the Kenora Legion, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Donations can be made in memory of Frank Hovi to the Beaver Brae Secondary School Scholarship and Bursary Fund (1400 9th St. N. Kenora ON P9N 2T7) where a nursing endowment will be established in his name in recognition of the great nursing care he received throughout his illness.

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Clink, David Lyall

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Reverend David Lyall Clink
September 3, 1920 – December 22, 2017

Reverend David Lyall Clink went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, December 22, 2017.  Well done, good and faithful servant.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Patricia, sister Joyce, sister in law Emily and brother Don (Jeannie).  He is also survived by his step-children Christopher Mayman (Joan), Mark Mayman (Cheryl), Janice Parmeter (Andrew Silk), Brenda Ossachuk (Mark), fourteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

David was a veteran of the Japanese war in the Aleutian Islands and WW II.  He attended Providence Bible College, he was then ordained at Hilltop Baptist, he is a former Pastor of Grant Memorial Baptist where he served from 1954 – 1973.  He was also the Executive Director of the Central Baptist Conference.  He worked for Kenora Family Children Services, and was a court Constable where he retired a second time at the age of 75, he then finally retired at age 80 from the Ministry.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.  Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at Lakeside Baptist Church with Allan Dueck and Simon Cheung officiating.  Interment will follow at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

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