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ONTARIO - Kenora - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 14

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016, at 1:01 a.m.

Elizabeth Ellen Bennett

Elizabeth Ellen Bennett died in the Concordia Hospital Tuesday, March 4th, in her 91st year.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Eileen in Winnipeg and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Cyril in 1988, by her parents George and Rilla McMillan, and her brothers Bob, John and Truman McMillan.

Born in Kenora June 3, 1912, Elizabeth grew up in Norman, Ontario. In 1949 she married Cyril Bennett and moved to the Dryden area where they operated a dairy farm, and she remained until she moved to Winnipeg in 2001.

Elizabeth belonged to First Baptist Church in Dryden. She enjoyed visits by nieces and nephews to the farm, kept up with current events on both local and global levels, and had an amazing memory for people and events. She kept up to date with as many family and friends as she could, and as the family historian both sides of the family relied upon her for information. Elizabeth was so very much appreciated by those who knew and loved her and will be missed more than she could ever have realized.

Funeral services for Elizabeth Bennett were held Monday, March 10th at 1:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Dryden, with Pastor Ted Searle officiating.

Interment took place in the Oxdrift Cemetery.

Should friends desire donations to The Beginning Experience or to a charity of your choice may be made through the Stevens Funeral Homes "Moffat Chapel" 50 Albert St., or by mail at P.O. Box 412, Dryden P8N 2Z1

Karoline Swirhun

Karoline (Jurkowski) Swirhun passed away peacefully, with her three children at her

bedside, on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Pinecrest Home for the Aged, Kenora, Ontario. She was born in Transcona, Manitoba on December 17, 1917, to Joseph and Kazmira Jurkowski, and was the oldest of their seven children. Karoline spent her early years in Transcona, and relocated to Kenora in 1945 to work for Canadian Pacific Airlines. Here she met Stephen Swirhun, and they married in September of 1947, at Holy Ghost Church in Winnipeg.

Throughout her lifetime in Kenora, Karoline was an extremely active and energetic woman. Besides raising her three children, Christine, Louise and Stanley, Karoline found time to grow a large vegetable garden every year, as well as can, freeze and pickle her harvest, tend her beloved rose garden, sew, quilt, do crossword and daily Jumble puzzles, play Scrabble, bake and cook. Her family especially loved her home-made bread, cinnamon buns, soups and perogies, and there was never an empty cookie jar in the house! Outside of her home, Karoline involved herself in many organizations and groups. She was a life-long member of Notre Dame Church, and served as a lector for a number of years. She was very active in the Catholic Women's League, acting as President and heading numerous committees over her 48 years as a member. She particularly enjoyed catering for any church function and convening fundraising teas. Karoline's husband, Steve, fondly dubbed her "Mrs. CWL", attesting to her dedication to and love of this organization. Karoline was a member of the Lake of the Woods Hospital Auxiliary, being involved in regional auxiliary work and enjoying her volunteer job in the hospital Tuck Shop. She participated fully in the Rideout Women's Institute for many years, serving as Treasurer for this organization, and making many treasured lifelong friends. Karoline was honoured by the Kenora Catholic Separate School Board, as she truly demonstrated her commitment to Catholic education by serving as a board trustee for 10 years. Karoline's other interests and activities include being an active member of Pinecrest Ladies Auxiliary, acting as a 4-H Homemaking Club leader, participating as a member of the Kenora District Agricultural Society, as well as an ardent Fair exhibitor for baking, garden produce and flowers, volunteering at local Music Festival competitions, actively working for the Kenora Liberal Party working as a Deputy Returning

Officer during election time, and taking he Canada census in the area.

Karoline is survived by her children, Christine (Barry) Hartry, Emo, ON, Louise Blake, Thunder Bay, ON, Stanley (Lesley) Boulder, CO. Grandchildren Sean Blake, Ottawa, ON, Kaitlin Blake, Wolfville, NS, Dale Swirhun, Claremont, CA, James and Paul Swirhun, Boulder, CO, brothers Louis (Sophie) Jurkowski, Winnipeg, MB, Stanley (Elsie) Jurkowski, Transcona, MB, sisters Verna (Ray) McMillan, Garden Grove, CA, Cecilia (Joe) McMillan, Victoria, BC, Louise (Marcel) Daeninck, St. Boniface, MB, sister-in-law Lorraine Jurkowski, Transcona, MB and many nieces and nephews.

Karoline was pre-deceased by her husband of 50 years, Stephen in 1997, and brother Edward in 2002.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Karoline Swirhun will be held on Monday, March 17, 2003 at Notre Dame du Portage Church, Kenora, ON at 10 a.m. with Rev. Father Al Campeau officiating. Vigil Prayers will be held in the church on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 7 p.m,.

The family graciously declines floral tributes and favours instead donations to The Canadian Hearing Society, The Arthritis Society, or a charity of your choice.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral Mass

10:00 a.m., Mon., March 17, 2003

Notre Dame du Portage Church

Mary McLeod Moore

Born in Keewatin September 2nd, 1910. Passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Home March 14th, 2003.

Mayme was educated in keewatin schools and attended North Bay Normal School for teacher training. She taught in several country schools and Keewatin and Kenora elementary schools retiring from King George VI in June 1970.

On June the 9th, 1940 she married the late Ernest J. Moore. She was predeceased by her husband Ernie in 1961, her mother Elizabeth Smith in 1975 and brothers Charles Smith 1979 and Harry Smith 1980.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Chris Smith, nieces Betty Davis and Diane (Craig) Debbo, a great niece Laura (Rob) Finlayson and great-great niece Amelia Finlayson; by nephew Rodney Smith and great-nephew Gordon Davis. She will also be missed by her close friends in recent years Kay Carlson and Pat Young.

A member of Knox United Church since 1946 Mayme was an active member of the U.C.W. and the church until retiring to Pinecrest Home. She was also an active member of LOTW District Hospital Auxiliary and of the S.T.O. (superannuated Teachers of Ontario) Kenora Branch.

Her love and devotion to all generations of her family was most evident and, along with her love of children and of playing the piano, lasted throughout her life. She was a great story teller and loved to talk about the history of the Lake of the Woods area and times spent with the Moore Family at their camp on Corkscrew Island. She also had many stories of her family and growing up in Keewatin.

Greatest thanks to all the staff at Pinecrest Home for the loving care they gave to Mayme these past 10 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church on Friday, March 21st 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Friends who so desire may make memorial gifts to the Pinecrest Building Fund, 1220 Valley Drive, Kenora, ON P9N 2W7, The Picture of Health Campaign for CT Scanner, 21 Sylvan St. W., Kenora, ON P9N 3W7 or Knox United Church memorial Fund, 116 5th Ave. S., Kenora, ON P9N 2A2.


Memorial Service

2:00 p.m., Friday, March 21st, 2003

Knox United Church

Irma Kitson

Irma Kitson, a resident of Central Park Lodge, Brandon, MB, passed away Saturday March 8th after a long illness. Irma was born July 30th, 1924 in Reston Manitoba to Arthur Earl and mary Elmira Kitson (nee Davie). In June 1928 the family, brother Clifford and sister Evelyn, moved to Brandon where their father had obtained a position in the Donnelly brothers garage, Western Motors. This was a very exciting time to arrive in the big city with all its attractions and opportunities. Brandon Summer Fair started soon after our arrival and one memorable exciting event occurred when a parachutist jumped from a captive balloon and landed in the duck pond.

Irma enjoyed her schools, Park, Earl Oxford, and Brandon Collegiate where she was awarded the Governor General's Medal for her leadership in various activities. She graduated from Brandon College in 1947 and then took the course for medical laboratory technicians. This lead to lab positions in hospitals in Dauphin, Selkirk, and Portage La Prairie.

The onset of arthritis made it difficult to work with laboratory apparatus so she returned to Brandon College department of education to obtain her teaching certificate in French and English literature. Her one and only school was Arthur Meighen High school in Portage La Prairie which she enjoyed immensely. Her illness once more forced her to leave the job she loved, taking long term disability leave and finally retirement in 1989.

Irma loved to travel taking her first long journey to a Business and Professional Women's conference in Canberra Australia. During her teaching career she made at least two journeys to St. Pierre and Michelon to improve her French conversational skills. She also went to France in the summer of 1971 for the same reason as well as to visit Vimy Ridge and other places of historical interest to all Canadians. Before her retirement, she took student groups on educational tours to France, England, and Vienna Austria. After retirement, she and a Park School classmate took part in a tour to Alaska, and finally a visit to Hong Kong and China with a travel group of retired teachers.

Irma accomplished many things and contributed to various organizations in the communities in which she lived. However she could not have done it on her own and she and her family were and are very grateful for the help and encouragement she received from her friends, co-workers and her students.

Irma is survived by her sister Evelyn Ardron (Lorne), nieces Barbara Maxwell, and Joanne McLean, nephews Douglas Ardron, and Ron Ardron all of Vancouver., also her brother Clifford Kitson (Marjorie) in Kenora Ontario and nephew Neil Kitson in Vancouver.

Memorial Services were held Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at the Brockie and Donovan Funeral Home in Brandon, Manitoba.

Alice McDonald

In loving memory of Alice McDonald who died unexpectedly in the Dryden Regional Health Center on Thursday, March 20, 2003.

Alice is survived by her children helen Gallant (Denis) of Dryden, Larry Mcdonald (Anchilla) of Kenora, and Russell (Audrey) and Dean (Shelly) McDonald of Dryden, by 13 grandchildren: Ashley, Aimee and Amanda; Mitchell, Brent and Nathan; Jordan, Tanner, Josh and Becky; Brendan, Jessica and Colton, by her sister Helen St. Germaine and brother Donald Derouard as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1996, by her parents Maurice and Lucille Derouard, brothers Jim, Ernest and Albert Derouard and her daughter-in-law Jonna McDonald.

Born in Kenora January 7, 1931, Alice was raised and educated there. She married Donald McDonald and they had their four children in Kenora. The family moved to Dryden in 1973 when Don found work at the Dryden Paper Co. Alice enjoyed playing bingo and gardening but was most fond of taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

A Memorial Funeral Mass for Alice McDonald was held Monday, March 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church in Kenora celebrated by Rev. Thomas.

Interment of ashes will follow in the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

Should friends desire donations to the CT Scan Fund may be made through the Stevens Funeral Homes "Moffat Chapel" P.O. Box 412, Dryden, P8N 2Z1.

Barbara Saddington


Barbara Saddington, a resident of Kenora, Ontario passed away on March 19, 2003 at her residence. She was born April 20, 1925 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband Ernie, her son bill and granddaughter Carrie Saddington.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Cheryl (Dan) Graham and her grandsons.

Immediate cremation has taken place with a private family service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 824, Kenora, Ontario P9N 4B5.


Lillian Kosloski


January 03, 1919 - March 22, 2003

Peacefully at Pinecrest Home for the Aged, Lillian Barbara Kosloski passed away on March 22, 2003 at the age of 84 years. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Frank in 1999, sisters Kay, Ann, Mary, Rose, brothers Joe, Frank, Mike, John and Stan.

She is survived by her son Ron (Pat), granddaughters, Lynn (Red Lake), Laurie (Greg) of Georgetown, also great granddaughters, Holly and Heather and many nieces and nephews. Lillian was born in Kenora, January 03, 1919.

Lil worked along side Frank for many years at Midland Fruit. She also enjoyed many summers at Granite Lake, Clearwater Bay and later at Rioux Bay. Lil also enjoyed gardening and walking.

She will be sadly missed.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 28, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 222 First St. N., Kenora, Ontario with Rev. Alan Campeau officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


Funeral Mass

10:00 a.m., Fri., March 28, 2003

Notre Dame Catholic Church

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