Shirley Noreen Brigden
Shirley was born on May 31, 1931 in Fort Frances, Ont. She attended school in Fort Frances and worked in Nestor Falls as a cabin girl where she met her future husband Harry. They were married on March 5, 1955 in Victoria, B.C. After they were married they lived in Victoria, Fort Frances, Atikokan, Red Lake Road, and Ear Falls. Shirley was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Baptist Church in Ear falls. Shirley was a good wife and mother. She was always there with her gentle nature. She enjoyed time with her grandchildren, going to all their birthday parties, spending every Christmas with them, watching them figure skate and making their outfits, knitting all their mitts sweaters, hats and socks for them. Shirley enjoyed having "sleep-overs" with her grandchildren, and they all fought over who would have the privilege of sleeping at Grammies. Shirley enjoyed gardening and her houseplants. She was well known for her green thumb that could grow anything. Mom will be sadly missed by all her friends and family. "We miss you Mom and Love you very much. Now that you are up with Dad and Randy, where you always wanted to be. Say hi to Dad and Randy for us. We love you all and miss you very much." Love your kids "Tell Dad I am taking care of everyone and everything here. I hope that he is proud of me and I hope I am doing things the way he would like them done." Love your little girl Barb. Shirley will be sadly missed by her loving children Wayne, Barb (Kevin Gillcash) and Jerry (April), her grandchildren Carla (Greg Adams), Devin and Camille Gillcash, Jerami and Ryan Brigden and her great granddaughter Kittira Adams. Shirley will also be sadly missed by her brother Billy Gray of International Falls, Minnesota and her sisters Bev Asselin (Rene) of Thunder Bay, Glenda Gardner of Moscow, Idaho and Colleen Gray of Dryden. Funeral services for the late Shirley Brigden will be held on Saturday February 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, Ear Falls with Rev. Audrey Hazelwood Officiating. Interment in the Ear falls Cemetery will follow the service. Visitation for Shirley Brigden will be held on Saturday in the Royal Canadian Legion, Ear Falls from 12 o‚clock until time of service. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke foundation through the Stevens Funeral Homes "Red Lake Chapel" P.O. Box 237 Red Lake P0V 2M0.
"Mom we miss you and love you very much. We will see you soon"
Love; Wayne, Jerry, April, Jerami, Ryan, Barb, Kevin, Carla, Greg, Kittiara, Camille and Devin
"Till we meet Again"
2:00 p.m., Sat., Feb., 15, 2003
Royal Canadian Legion, Ear Falls
The family of the late Blanche Bawden with great sorrow, but with happiness in her release from pain, announce her passing on Thursday, January 30, 2003 at Dryden District Regional Health Centre with her daughter at her side.
Blanche was born in Winnipeg on July 18, 1913 to George and Helen Connon. She married Henry Bawden on July 13, 1940. They later moved to Kenora where they spent many happy years, especially on Lake of the Woods. After retirement they wintered in Arizona for several years. When ill health made travel impossible, they moved to Ignace to be close to their daughter and her family. Blanche was very well-known in Kenora for many years for her excellent
pottery classes. She was also an accomplished gardener and did incredible needlework. Many people who were special to her received personal gifts of her talent; she even made needlepoint Christmas cards every year for them! Blanche was predeceased by her parents, her two sisters Elinor and Jeanne and her loving husband, Henry, in 1992. She is survived by her son, Peter,of Moose Creek, Ontario, daughter Jackie (Dennis) Smyk of Ignace, and by five grandchildren who meant the world to her: Donna Bawden of Toronto, Derek (Kathryn) Smyk of Hamilton, Laura (Mike) Passmore of Ottawa, Paul Smyk of Ottawa, and Peter Smyk of Ignace, and by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Blanche were held on Monday, February 3, at 10 a.m. at Ignace's Emmanuel Anglican/United Church with Jeanne Bryan officiating.
Cremation has taken place; interment beside Henry will take place in the summer.
Honourary pallbearers were Peter Barr, Derek Smyk, Peter Smyk, Paul Smyk, and Dale Smyk.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Ignace Volunteer Ambulance Association or Northern Cancer Research Foundation through Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON P8N 2X3.
David Gordon Mckie
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our father, David Gordon Mckie on Monday, February 3, 2003 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.
David or "Dyke" as his friends knew him, was born February 24th, 1909. He grew up in Keewatin and remained there until becoming a resident at Pinecrest Home in 1995. He served his country in WW2, serving in the Royal Canadian Artillery and upon his discharge was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, and the France and German Star.
Dad was a member of, and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 in Keewatin and was awarded his "Life Membership" and 65-Year Service Pin. He was also a past member of the Kenora Keewatin men's Dart League. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and still enjoyed Pickerel fillet whenever he could have one, dad loved visitors and loved to exchange a good fishing or hunting story, or discuss current events.
Dad was employed for most of his life at the Five Roses Flour Mill in Keewatin, up until its fiery demise in 1967.
Dad was married to Marguerite Mckie (nee Brunsel) on October 19, 1929. They spent the next 64 years together until Mom's passing in 1995. Dad was also predeceased by his parents william and Anges Mckie, sisters Annie and Polly as well as brothers William and Gordon.
Dad leaves to mourn, his children Ethel (Tom MacDonald of Dryden), Joan (Jack Sanderson of Thunder Bay), Annie Rae (Ed Valenta of MacKenzie B.C.), Mary Jane (Alex Fleming of Dryden), David (Wanda Girvan of Kenora), Mike (Susan Harris of MacKenzie B.C.) and Daughter in Law Marlene Mckie of Kenora. He is survived also by his brother Allan Mckie of Keewatin and sister Katherine Slight of Winnipeg. he is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.
Immediate cremation has taken place at Dad's request. A Memorial Service celebrating Dad's life will be held Friday, February 7th, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Pinecrest Home. Pastor Robert Wittmeier will officiate. A social gathering will follow in the Pinecrest auditorium. Internment will take place at a later date.
At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your own choice, or Pinecrest Home, the CNIB or the Canadian Hearing Society.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of Pinecrest Home, especially the Unit 2 Staff. Your dedication to your work, your caring ways and professionalism made Dad's stay there a lot more comfortable. Thank you all. You are the best.
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.
1 p.m., Fri., Feb. 7, 2003
Kaitlyn Dawn Symonds
Kaitlyn Dawn Symonds, infant daughter of Brad and Kristin Symonds passed away on Friday, January 31, 2003 at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg.
She is survived by her parents and one brother Jayden; her grandparents Harold and Betty Symonds and Doug and Myrna Stemkoski, great-grandmother Marion Symonds and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Although you were here
for only a short while
you've touched so many lives
for miles and miles
As beautiful as you are
and as perfect as you seemed
you were only with us
for a mere moment, like a dream.
Kaitlyn dear one
you were sent here with love
although taken too soon
from thy heaven above
We wish you God's speed
and all of our best
until we see you again
may you have a peaceful rest.
You will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Love always, our Sweet Little Angel.
Private Funeral Services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg.
Kenora Community Funeral Home
Pamela Hope Mitchell
IN LOVING MEMORY OF PAMELA HOPE MITCHELL
It is with great sadness I announce the passing of my daughter Pamela Hope Mitchell on February 6, 2003.
Pamela was born on May 29th 1950 in Kenora and attended Central School for 2 years and
continued her schooling in Kinvalley School. Since 1981 she has resided in KACL group homes and most recently at 1527 Pine Portage Road. Pam enjoyed life to the best of her ability and loved to tease and gave people her own special name and that name remained til her death. She had many dogs in her life, but loved her German Shepherds best of all and they were all called "Red".
She was predeceased by her father William, both sets of grandparents and 5 uncles.
She leaves to mourn her loss her mother Inez Mitchell, six aunts Phyllis (William Redsky) Glenda (Keith Mcleod), Anne (Ture Holmgren), Dorothy (don Holmgren), Doris (Dave Holmgren) all of Kenora, Maureen (Royal Holmgren) in B.C. and special "aunt" Florence and many cousins, also the many KACL staff and clients have been involved in her life and special friend Joan Breed.
Visitation was held on Sunday, February 9, 2003 at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Services were held at Lakeside Baptist Church on Monday, february 10, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Friesen officiating. Luncheon to follow in the lower hall. Family interment.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Victory Baptist Church, Site 245 Comp 6, RR 2, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3W8 or the M.S. Society of Canada, 250 Bloor St. East. Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M4W 3P9, ALS Society of Canada, 265 Yorkland Blvd., Suite 300, Toronto, ON M2J 1S5, Epilepsy Canada, 1470 Peel Street, Suite 745 Montreal, Quebec H3A 1T1 and Kenora Association for Community Living, 501 8th Avenue S., Kenora, Ontario P9N 3Z9.
HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILD
A meeting was held quite far from earth.
It's time again for another birth,
Said the angels to the Lord above,
this special child will need so much love.
Her progress may seem very slow,
accomplishments she may not show.
And she'll require extra care from the folks
she meets way down there.
She may not run or laugh or play:
her thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways she won't adapt,
and she'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where she's sent,
we want her life to be content.
Please Lord find a mother who will do
a special job for you.
She will not realize right away
the leading role she's asked to play.
but with this child sent from above
comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon she'll know the privilege given
in caring for this gift from heaven.
Her precious charge, so meek and mild
is heaven's very special child.
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.
1:00 p.m., Mon., Feb. 10, 2003
Lakeside Baptist Church