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ONTARIO - Kenora - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 15

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016, at 1:02 a.m.

George H. Bragg

George H. Bragg passed away peacefully at Lake of the Woods District Hospital on March 28, 2003, with family at his side. He was born in Rochester, Chatham, England December 24, 1909.

George was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Sophia in 1999, as well as his parents, two brothers, one sister and his oldest grandson Garry Alcock.

Dad/Grandpa will be lovingly missed by his daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Bert Alcock and their children: Debbie (Tom) Riley, children Adam and Michelle of Dryden; Neil (Shelley) and her children Jasmine and Myckala; Keith (Cathy) children Jessica and Robert of Kenora, Kim (Andrew) Rajtek, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Tara Nordstrom and fiance Brad Wyder, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Mary-Jo (Allan) Alcock-Turner and her children Matthew and Andrew of Palmer, Alaska.

In addition, surviving Dad is his older brother Art of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dad came to Kenora from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and worked with the former DND in Kenora. He moved to northern British Columbia for a few years working with Rayner Construction. Upon returning to Kenora, he resumed working with the Ministry of Transportation & Communication for 28 years prior to retiring in 1973.

At Dad's request, cremation has taken place with no funeral service. If friends so desire,

donations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. In celebration of his life, the family are inviting friends and relatives to a "Come and Go Tea" to be held from 2 p.m. - 4p.m. at Pinecrest Auditorium, Saturday, April 5, 2003.


Celebration of Life

2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2003

Pinecrest Auditorium

Mary Kirchner

Mrs. Mary Kirchner, aged 85 years of Keewatin, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Kenora, Ontario.

Born in Saskatchewan, she was educated there and in 1941 she married Killian Kirchner. In 1956 they moved to Keewatin with their seven children. Her main interests throughout the years was her family.

Left to mourn the passing of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister are five sons Bernard, Edwin, Kenneth (Judy), and Paul of Kenora and Ronald (Cheryl) of Thunder Bay, and daughter Pauline Milliard (Gordon) of Thunder Bay, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three sisters Emma Deyell, Matilda Riehl, and Albertina Butcher, and one brother James Ortlieb.

Predeceased by her husband Killian 1995, one daughter Marlene 1957, four brothers Frank, Bernard, John, and Edward, and one sister Isabel Grafham.

Memorial services for the late Mrs. Mary Kirchner will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 11 a.m. in St. Louis R. C. Church, Keewatin.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Edmunds, 10 Gunne Crescent, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3N5



Memorial Service

11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2003

St. Louis R.C. Church

Marie Lecian

Marie Lecian passed away peacefully February 28, 2003 at the Lake of the Woods district Hospital. Marie was predeceased by her husband Joseph, son Stanley, mother marie Bartosik, stepmother Francis Bartosik, and father Cyril Bartosik, two step brothers Jaroslav Bartosik and Slova Bartosik. Left to mourn her passing are daughter Darlene (Bill) Wickham, Kenora; daughter in law Helen Lecian, Winnipeg MB; grandsons Reese (Janis) Wickham, Kenora; Darcy (Shelby) Wickham, Kenora; David (Sherry) Lecian, Port Coquitlam BC; and Greg Lecian, North Burnaby BC. Great grandchildren Spencer, Pacey and Xavier Wickham; and Keira and Jenna Lecian. Two stepsisters, Ludmila Nemcova and Frantika Vadurova in Polesovice, Czech Republic.

Marie was born April 8th, 1913 in Polesovice Czechoslovaka. She was married to Joseph Lecian January 1938, and came to settle in Kenora. In the 1950's they built a small tourist business known as Lecian's Motel and Cabins. After the death of her husband in 1966 she continued to operate this business for 38 years. Marie was a hard worker who took pleasure in gardening and canning the fruits of her labour. In her youth she took a specialized cooking class and on various occasions we looked forward to sampling her specialty sweets. Through the years many a sweater and mitten were knitted and her home decorated with her lovely crochet pieces. marie loved her children, grandsons and great grandchildren, always enjoying their visits and helping hands.

Mass will be held Tuesday, March 4th, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in the Notre Dame Catholic Church. Private Family interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Arthritis Society or Diabetes Foundation.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.


10:00 a.m., Tues., March 4th, 2003

Notre Dame Catholic Church

Robert Murray Johnson

In Loving Memory of Robert Murray Johnson

March 23, 1965 - February 22, 2003

Robbie was born in Barrie, Ontario and resided in Angus for 6 years, then one year in Sudbury before moving to Ear Falls in 1973. He attended the Ear Falls Public School before moving to Deer Island where he resided with his grandmother (Mrs. Hulda Johnson) in 1980 for four years and finished his schooling there. He moved back to Ear Falls in 1984 where he remained until his untimely death. Robby is survived by his mother Myrtle Buckner and step father Jim Buckner, sisters Tammy Buckner of Ear Falls, Jeanette Franczak and fiancé of Thunder Bay, Trudy Buckner and spouse of Brandon MB, Tracy Banning and husband of Kenora, brothers Jimmy and Brad Buckner of Ear Falls, Grandmother Mrs. Hulda Johnson of Deer Island, New Brunswick, several aunts and uncles in New Brunswick, five nieces and three nephews, all in Ontario, several cousins all in New Brunswick and brother in law Barclay Skirten. He will be deeply and sadly missed and remembered by all... Rest in peace our son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle and friend... You Will Always be in our Hearts...

A Memorial Service for the late Robert Johnson was held on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 1 o'clock in the Royal Canadian Legion in Ear Falls, Ontario with Pastor Ralph Hartman officiating. Interment of ashes will be held at a later date. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada through the Stevens Funeral Homes "Red Lake Chapel" P.O. Box 237, Red Lake P0V 2M0.

Eveline Mary Anne Lomnicki (Pencoff)

In Loving Memory of Eveline Mary Anne Lomnicki (Pencoff)

Passed away Friday, February 28, 2003 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

Eveline was born in Rainy river on September 7, 1928 and was 74 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband of many years Walter Lomnicki; by her parents John and Bella Pencoff; three brothers Cecil, Louis and Gerald; sisters Valerie (Sutherland) and Catherine.

She is survived by her two sons Randy (Judy), Michael (Gina), granddaughter Montana, one brother Glen of Kenora, two sisters Marlene (Pietruk) and Velma (Pencoff) of Toronto. Eveline is also survived by a dear close family friend and companion Metic Kielbasa of Ear Falls. She was Auntie to many nieces and nephews. Mom will be sadly missed by many friends.

In her earlier years, Eveline worked at several café's in Kenora including the Cecil Café and the Panda Restaurant. Some may remember her artistic talents in the way she decorated the café windows. Eveline often spoke of the "old days" when she lived at the Mando camp.

Later in life Eveline trained as a RNA and for over 20 years worked at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of the Kenora Legion and the Notre Dame Catholic Church. Eveline enjoyed socializing and playing games with family and friends and was always very generous and giving in nature.

Mom will always be remembered for her great cooking and her wonderful sense of humor either at a family gathering or socializing with friends. She also loved to play bingo and cards. One of Mom's greatest joys was listening to her granddaughter Montana play a special tune for her on the piano.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 6th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 222 First Street North in Kenora. Her remains will be interred at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral Mass

10:00 a.m., Thurs., March 6, 2003

Notre Dame Catholic Church

Richard John Hammett

Richard John Hammett of Veron, B.C., passed away suddenly on January 31st, 2003.

He is survived by his wife Laura, daughter Susan (Kevin) Schabler of Kenora, ON, three grandchildren Tahsha, Kevin Jr. and Sterling and other family members both in British Columbia and England.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, February 6th, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Pleasent Valley Funeral Home. Flowers were gratefully accepted in honour of Richard's love of flowers and gardening.

Janice Rattai

Janice Edith Rattai, a resident of Keewatin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 7 Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba after a courageous battle with Scleroderma.

Janice was born in Dryden on October 26, 1946, graduated from Dryden High School in 1965. In the fall of 1967 she married Len Rattai a Kenora resident whom she met at a dance in Dryden while still attending High School, after graduating Janice began working for Bell

telephone. They moved to Kenora in 1976, where they owned and operated the Drive-In Movie Theatre, eventually becoming the current owners and operators of Century Cinema and Subway Sandwiches.

She was predeceased by her parents Margaret and Folke Lindquist and her brother Reg Lindquist.

She is survived by her loving husband Len, daughter Shauna (Dave Fortner), son Darren. As well as her sister-in-law Vi Lindquist, nephew Reg (Debbie) and niece Rae-Lynn (Glenn) Meade.

Immediate cremation has taken place with a service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janice's memory may be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital CT Scan Fund, 21 Sylvan St. W., Kenora, Ontario P9N 3W7.


Stanley Victor Lundin

It is with great sorrow that our family announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother, Stanley Victor Lundin, while residing at Pinecrest Home for the Aged.

Stan was born October 18, 1918 in Kenora where he enjoyed his life. Stanley is predeceased by his parents, Victor and Ester Lundin, sisters Helen, Shirley Lundin, Agnes (Lawrence) Paul and brother Hilding Lundin.

He is survived by his loving wife Isabel Jean (Cox) Lundin, sons Brian and Douglas (Beverley) and their children Shauna and Daniel (Digger), and daughter JoAnn (Harry) O'Hara and their children Kristopher and April Favreau, Erin and Meghan O'Hara.

He is also survived by his sister Selma (Sally) (Noel) Golder, Evelyn (Lawrence) Paul and Esther (Bert) Edmonds and brother Ron (Marnie) Lundin all of Kenora, brother in law Ivan (Margaret) Cox of Owen Sound and numerous nieces and nephews.

Stan enlisted into the army in May of 1941 where he served in Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Holland until he was discharged in October of 1945. He was in the 16th Field and the 2nd Medium Regiment. Stan was a Gunner and was decorated with the Canadian Voluntary Service Medal, and the Italian, French and German Stars.

Stanley was employed with the Ontario Minnesota Pulp and Paper mill (Abitibi Consolidated Inc.) for approx. 40 years. Following his retirement, he spent most of his time with his loving wife and family at their camp on Storm Bay Road, Lake of the Woods where he enjoyed fishing, feeding the ducks and many neighbours with flapjacks and bacon. He was also a member of the Vasa Lodge, the Kenora Golf and Country Club, and loved to curl and golf with the seniors until he became ill in June of 2002. Following hospitalization Stan resided in Pinecrest Home for the Aged and was able to visit his home on many occasions at Southward Villa. In both locations, he had many friends and family.

We will miss our husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother dearly especially his smile.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Sawatzky, the staff at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, and Pinecrest Home for the Aged.

A memorial service will be held at Bethesda Lutheran church on Wednesday April 16, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Don Sjoberg officiating. Donations may be made to the Bethesda Lutheran church or to the CAT scan fund at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial Service

1:00 p.m., Wed., April 16th, 2003

Bethesda Lutheran Church

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