It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tom Hearn on Monday December 23, 2002.
Tom was born October 23, 1963 and lived the first 12 years in Kenora, and the next 9 years in Fort Erie with his adoptive parents. He then returned to Kenora where he resided until his death.
Tom is survived by his parents Ron and Rose Hearn of Fort Erie, Ontario, brothers Mark Hearn, Mike Kahkeeya, Douglas Kahkeeya, and sisters Debra Hearn, Roseanne Western, Valene Mineault, Barbara Paypom as well as many nephews and nieces.
Tom was a generous person who loved to be around people and enjoyed sharing his faith with others as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He will be missed by all in the congregation and those that became his friends over the years.
There will be a Memorial Service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Friday January 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.
2:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2003
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital on Tuesday, February 4, 2003.
Bob was born in Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday, October 5, 1937. He was 65 years old. Bob was the beloved husband of Pauline (nee Zroback.)
Dear father of Ken (Kathy), Doug (Sandy) and Bruce of Oakville, and daughter Karen. Arnold (Diane) Kardal, Brian (Shelley) Kardal, Doug (Kara) Kardal, of Kenora Debbie (Lyle) Roulston of Thunder Bay, and Cindy (David) Wilkinson of Kingston.
Robert is survived by 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Tom (Darlene) of Manchester, NH. John (Carolyn) of Oakville, Gord (Phyliss) of Barrie, and sister, Marmie Haig (Wayne) of Peterborough. As well as several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Robert Chester Moodie and Marjorie Alice Moodie.
Funeral Service was held at the Barclay Funeral Home in Brockville, on Thursday, February 6th. Cremation with Internment at a later date. In memoriams to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be greatly appreciated by the family.
OUR FATHER OUR FRIEND
All who knew Dad knew him well because he shared his life with the people he loved. Our life with Dad began twenty-five years ago, when he married our mother and took on the responsibility of five children. From that day on he had changed our lives forever with his guidance, knowledge and understanding. Dad gave us direction which ever way we were going and because of that, the love he gave us and the memories we shared fulfilled our lives with him.
Dad passed knowing he was loved by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him and how he has changed our lives for the better.
We are honored to have had him as our father & friend. There are not enough words to express our love for our father and for having him made our world a better place.
With love from his Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren.
We Love You Always.
Clifford Barry Ames
Clifford Barrie Ames, a lifetime resident of the Kenora area passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 6, 2003. Born in Kenora on July 14, 1967, he was 35 years of age.
He is sadly missed by his family who plan a quiet memorial. Our strength is that you are in a better place with Dad to watch over you.
Herbert James Burton
Burton, Herbert James - Peacefully at Elginwood Long-term Care Centre on Saturday February 8, 2003, at the age of 93.
Loving husband of Eva. Beloved father of Dorothy (Stuart Laird), Sylvia and Diane. Grandfather to Diana (Dave Racine) and Karen O'Brien. Brother to Jean (Buster Falconbridge) of Australia and Brenda June (Jack Taylor) of England. Brother-in-law of Joyce Burton, Lavinia Burton, Jim Lamond and George and Jean Lemay. Pre-deceased by his 8 siblings. Herbert will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call at THE MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge St. Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 650 Sheppard Ave. E.,Willowdale on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations to Variety Village Electro Limb Centre or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
11:00 a.m., Wed., February 12, 2003
St. Gabriel's Catholic Church
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANCIS GODFREY FOWLES
August 31, 1912 - February 11, 2003
Frank was born in Southfields, England on August 31, 1912 to Francis and Agnes Amelia Fowles.
He was predeceased by his wife Muriel (Mullin-Ward) and one step daughter Judy Cox (Ward).
Frank is survived by his step daughter Joan Carlson (Charlie), step son-in-law Jim Cox (Lynn), seven grandchildren Kim Carlson (Lynn), Kris Carlson (Diane), Russel Carlson, Ralph Carlson (Sandie), Heather Packard (Ken), Shelley Cox (Peter), Ryan Cox (Kim). Ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
As a young man in the early thirties, Frank arrived in the prairies, where he worked on various farms. In 1934 he travelled to Ontario where he discovered Kenora. He fell in love with the town and its people and Kenora was his home from then on, except for his tour of duty in the army.
Frank loved to entertain, be it acting, singing or playing the drums. Frank was also quite a sport enthusiast, he loved his tennis in the summer and curling in the winter. He was also a very exacting baseball umpire for a good many years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church in keewatin with Colin Wasacase officiating.
A special thank you from the family to Larry and Pauline for just being there.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.
2:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2003
St. Andrews United Church
Elizabeth Mary (Betty) Hakenson
May 11, 1930-February 11, 2003
As fiercely as she entered this life, Elizabeth Mary Hakenson faced her death and after a long and tenacious battle her final leaving was peaceful and private.
Her life will continued to be celebrated by her loving husband Len, her children and grandchildren Kim (Gord) Bridget, Meredith and Conor; Tannis (Stuart) Kane and Tegwyn; Meg (Don) Geordie, Dylan and Daly and Jody (Robert) Jackson and Morgan.
She was predeceased by her parents Lydia and Harry Thomas and her brothers John and Bill.
We will remember Mom in the dew on the grass of a perfect summer morning and in the snap of fall air on the orange and yellow bush through Holmstrom's Marsh. She will guide our hands as we push spring bulbs into soft earth and pull silky curls into ponytails. she will shadow Sunday crossword puzzles, honeymoon bridge hands and every child who sits down to write a composition or practice a festival piece.
Mom was a perfectionist who expected as much from herself as the people around her. She was a beautiful and inventive knitter, seamstress, cook and craftsperson. She was an advocate in action of public education, the arts and issues of equity.
Our deck was a gathering for countless barbeques where young people, now long grown, sharpened their skills of debate and where each of us was challenged to think and act beyond our comfort level.
Mom was a walking paradox. She loved to travel, but hated to fly. She loved ceremony, but hated to be part of it. She loved to play a joke and hated to have one turned on her. She loved the water, but hated to swim. Her children all see her still in her favorite squat, sunhat perched on her head, tennis shoes on feet, instructing on the finer points of the crawl or breast stroke. Her arms moved in unison to ours, but never did her beautiful, capable hands actually cut water.
Without question Mom's greatest joys were experienced through the successes of her husband and children. She herself was exceedingly accomplished, but our accomplishments were her true pride. She knew each grandchild's gift and was shameless in their promotion. Of great comfort and satisfaction as well were her sons-in-law. "My daughters all married good men" she told us often and as her illness took its toll she felt she was passing to them the responsibility of loving us as she had.
We cannot begin to express our gratitude to the Palliative Care staff of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital who went beyond their professional duties to minister to Mom as a friend. You saw the person who was inside the patient and made her final days comfortable and dignified. You were irreplaceable and unforgettable. Thanks also to June Peterson and Mary White who provided company, conversation, care and respite to Mom and to us.
A celebration of her life will take place Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 211 Bay St. Keewatin. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a CT scanner or St. Andrew's United Church Building Fund.
Dearest Mommy, you are Zen perfume and soft leather gloves, a kleenex in a sleeve-and you are stardust.
...Nothing I cared in the lamb white days, that time would take me
Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
In the moon that is always rising
Nor that riding to sleep
I should hear him fly with the high fields
And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea.
Kenora Community Funeral Home
Celebration of Life
11:00 a.m., Sat., Feb. 15, 2003
St. Andrew's United Church
After a lengthy battle with complications from diabetes and cancer, with his family by his side, Fred Rinne passed away Feb. 11 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
He was born July 25, 1943 in Gladbeck, Germany. His family moved to Winnipeg in the early 1950s.
Fred leaves to mourn son Fred (wife Diana, grandchildren Caitlyn and Jackson) Grande Prairie, AB and son Jeff, Hamilton, ON. He is also survived by his mother, Gert, of Winnipeg; sisters Janet (Al) Morley of Winnipeg; Barb (Tom) Greene, Havasu, Ariz.; and Gabriela Klinska, Sandefjord, Norway; nieces Kim Ballendine and family (Calgary); Tracy Gowan and family (New York); and nephew Greg Ballendine (Winnipeg). He was predeceased by his father Fritz Rinne in 2002.
Fred had the distinction of being one of Kenora, Ont's most accomplished travel agents, with more than 30 years in the industry. He was also known as a DJ who could keep a crowd of 15-1,500, ages 8-80, dancing and having fun all night. Fred's fondest times were those spent on the golf course with son Fred, friend Robbin Kerr and his best friend Bob Selway (deceased), who he joins now for unlimited green fees.
Special thanks to close family friends Sherry Reynard and family of Kenora; and Sylvia Altman and family of Kenora for their kind help; and to the staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their efforts to keep dad's last days comfortable.
Immediate cremation. No memorial service at his request. As expressions of sympathy, you are asked to contribute to your local chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society in Fred's name. Expressions of personal sympathy for the family can be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail to 10507 92B Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 3V8.
No more pain, Papa.