Mum, remembering you will be so easy, to have lost you is so hard. Pearl Lawlis passed away peacefully on August 8, 2000 with family by her side, at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital. Immediate cremation, according to her wishes.
Pearl was born on October 23, 1913 in Vita, Manitoba. As a young lady she moved to Kenora in 1934. She married Ervin Lawlis in 1937, who passed away August 23, 1976. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Anastasia Hawryluk, sisters Sophie, Ann, Elsie, Jean and Olga.
Leaving to mourn are three daughters Pat and Ken Currie, grandsons Calvin (Brandi) and great-granddaughters Cali and Shirley Lynn, Jason (Michele), great-granddaughters Jaymie and Jessica, all of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Evalyn and Peter Hughes, granddaughter Shannon (Mario), and great-grandson Brendan of Kalispel, Montana, granddaughter Melody (Tom), great-granddaughter Crystal and great-grandson Eric of Mississauga, Ontario, granddaughter Glory and husband Barry of Winnipeg.
Dot and Bud Kufflick, grandson Rob (Adele), great-grandsons Johnathon and Mitchell, grandson Glenne, granddaughter Jody and husband Grant, all of Kenora.
Pearl is survived by two sisters in Winnipeg, Mary Alexiuk and Effie Pike, brother-in-law Joe Paucek of Vita, Manitoba.
In Keewatin, Ontario sister-in-law Esther Young, sister-in-law Eva Thompson and husband Don. Many cousins, nieces and nephews. While too numerous to list just as much loved.
Our mum and Nanny shared many memories and stories of her earlier days on the farm in Vita, Manitoba. Her detailed account of events was amazing. Pearl for many years operated the Northland dining room and to this day many former patrons still rave about her homemade meals and butter tarts.
Pearl was a charter member of the Women of the Moose, receiving her Academy of Friendship and was the head caterer for many years. Member of the Rebbecas, and played darts for many years for the Moose and lastly for the Carlings Garden Dart Club, receiving many trophies over the years. At age 84 she received trophies for highest average and first place overall.
Her church, the Knox United was very important to her.
Many hours were spent knitting slippers and baking for family and friends. Playing Bingo and blueberry picking she so enjoyed. The lives of these around her were enriched by her kind, generous and loving ways. Mum we loved you so much.
Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 11:00 a.m., at the Knox United Church in Kenora, with Reverend Cheryl Kinney-Matheson officiating.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in her memory to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital would be appreciated.
Memorial Service 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 12, 2000
Knox United Church
William Herbert Major
Bill Major went to be with his Lord and Saviour on the evening of August 6, at the Lake of the Woods Hospital.
Left to remember him are; his wife of fifty years, Ada, daughters Marge Matheson, Donna Dean (Andrew), sons Matthew (Ruth), William (Judy), his grandchildren Jesse, Dylan and Megan Matheson, Jeffrey, Jeremy and James Dean, Emily, Elaine, Riel and Jericha Major, great grandchildren Amber Matheson and Chaise Larmand.
Bill was predeceased by his brother Albert and is survived by his brother Clarence (Hazel) and sister Evelyn Norris, both of Kelowna, B.C.
Bill was born on Seventh Street South and grew up there. Bill's first job as a teenager was to take Captain Young on canoe camping trips around the Lake of the Woods. Captain Young was the army officer to whom Louis Riel was handcuffed on his fateful trip to Regina. When he was 20 years of age, Bill went to work for the Senator Patterson family in the summers on Lake Superior and in the winters at their Thunder Bay home.
During this time he and his family developed a tourist camp at what is now Northern Harbour. In 1942 Bill joined the RCAF and served 3 years. After the war he decided to go to Bible School in Alberta. After his second year he was asked to join the staff of Prairie Bible Institute where he worked for forty years. In 1987 Bill and Ada retired to Kenora.
The Funeral Service will be held at The First Baptist Church on Monday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 14, 2000
First Baptist Church
Sophie Tacknyk passed away peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on August 13, 2000. She was born in the Ukraine in 1911.
She was predeceased by her husband Tony and her daughter Mary.
Sophie is survived by her daughter, Rose, her husband Cliff and granddaughter Nicole Firlotte. Also surviving are cousins Mike and Marion Washnuk of Winnipeg, Mary Horn of Redditt, Ontario and Pauline Michaluk of Kenora, Ontario, and special friends, Julius and Ethel Misurka and Anne D'Amour.
Sophie came to Canada at the age of 18, residing in Redditt, Ontario with family. She married in 1932, and resided in Kenora until she retired from her employment at Pinecrest Home. She belonged to the St. Nicholas Church for many years until she moved to Winnipeg to be with her family in 1978 to the present.
Prayers will take place at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 Des Meurons Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Church, 4th Street North, in Kenora, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, after which interment will be in the Ukrainian Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of Windell Home and to the nurses at Concordia Hospital for their care and kindness.
The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949 or toll free 1-888-233-4949.
Memorial Service 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 17, 2000
St. Nicholas Church
Curtis Jon Holmgren
It is with great sadness that we announce that Curtis Jon Holmgren passed away suddenly at his work place on Friday, August 4, 2000.
Curtis was born on June 11, 1955, in Kenora. He attended Beaver Brae High School and had been employed by Abitibi Consolidated for the past 25 years.
Curtis was predeceased by his father Donald.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother Dorothy Holmgren; his sister Marcia Rosenburgh; his brother-in-law Stephen Rosenburgh; his nieces, Lara, Meghan and Jana Rosenburgh, all of Boone, North Carolina; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Curtis happily spent many of his leisure hours at the peaceful Gibi Lake cottage with his family and Rico (his golden retriever).
He dearly loved his dad and he would spend many hours chatting with his Mom and Dad at the cottage. Fishing and boating also filled his free hours.
Having been given an intelligent mind he really enjoyed reading and was on top of the world's events.
Visitation will be held at The Brown Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 9, 2000 between 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Reverend Eric Matheson will officiate at a Service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2000 at Knox United Church. This will be followed by an interment at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery to which his relatives and friends are welcome.
The family would appreciate, in lieu of flowers, donations in Curtis' memory be given to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society Charity (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Memorial Service 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 10, 2000
Knox United Church
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Kathy Livingstone announce her passing at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, with her family by her side, on Sunday, August 6, 2000.
Kathy was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, on January 27, 1955.
She is lovingly survived by her husband Curtis and their children Amber and Sean; her parents Jack and Shelagh Wright; brother Steven (Margaret Wright and nephews Trevor and Billy and niece Jane; sister Christine Wright and nephew Paul and niece Sarah; sister Eileen (Martin) Carl and nieces Mackenzie and Whitney; sister Maureen (Tom) Wiersema and nieces Ashlen, Chelsea and Shannon. Numerous other family members also cherish Kathy's memory.
Respecting Kathy's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place in the chapel of the Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Allan Campeau officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kathy's memory can be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Fund.
At this time, the family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Doctors and nurses on 3rd East at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital for their exceptional care during Kathy's last few days with us.
Memorial Service 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 10, 2000
Brown Funeral Home