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ONTARIO - Kenora - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 21

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016, at 1:21 a.m.

Jean Frances St. Germain

May 5, 1914 - May 10, 2003

Jean St. Germain died peacefully, Saturday, May 10, 2003 in Burnaby, British Columbia.

She was predeceased by her Husband Leo (Pappa) on December 14, 1992.

She will be sadly missed by her Children Dorothy (Allan) Spencer, Shirley (Gord) Sorenson, Bob (Lynne) St. Germain and Sharon St. Germain. She will never by forgotten by her Grandchildren Janice, Warren, April, Shanon, David, Robert, Maureen, Kimberly, Nicole and 17 Great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jean is also survived by her sister Evelynn, sister-in-laws Del Frost and Nora Frost.

Without Farewell she fell asleep,
Leaving only memories for us to keep,
But in our hearts she will always stay,
Loved and remembered every day.

Shirley Mary Doris Thibodeau (nee Lamirande)

May 1945 - September 2002

In loving memory of my beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, who passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital on Tuesday, September 24th, 2002.

Burial Service will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Honourary guards Canadian Daughters.

Burial Service

3:00 p.m., Tues., May 20, 2003

Lake of the Woods Cemetery

Richard 'Whitey' Leichtman

Long time Sioux Narrows summer resident, Richard "Whitey" Leichtman, passed away December 28, 2002 of a massive heart attack.

Rich was born January 21, 1944 in New Hampton, Iowa. Rich's family started coming to Sioux Narrows in the 1930's and were known to have built some of the first structures in Sioux Narrows. His twin brother Charles owned and operated the Sioux Narrows Hotel and Mineshaft lounge in the 1970's until his passing in 1978.

Friends of Whitey are invited to attend a Memorial Service/Remembrance Gathering to be held at the cemetery in Sioux Narrows at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 27, 2003.

Memorial Service/Remembrance Gathering

6 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Sioux Narrows Cemetery

Retta Hanton

Retta Hanton

December 2, 1931 - June 9, 2003

Quietly with the family by her side, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away on Monday June 9, 2003 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

She was born to Anna and Nicholas Sushnyk in Transcona, Manitoba. She was the youngest of 8 children. Retta was educated in Transcona and moved to Kenora where she met and married Edward (Huck) Hanton. They had 4 children, Edward Hanton, Sylvia Dawe (John Romaniuk) Ken (Denise) Hanton and Melody Hanton.

She was predeceased by her parents, her

husband, sisters Ollie Christiani and Mamie Chiurka and brother Peter Sushnyk.

Surviving are her children, sisters Minnie (Carlson), Janey Edwards, Jo Lapuck. Her granddaughter Elizabeth was a special person in Mom's life. She helped raise, love and structure her with Sylvia. She shared that love with her grandson Nicholas, who she called her little Jaboo. Also surviving are grandchildren Donald, Amanda and Nichole. Her extended family consisted of many grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

She was loved by all and will be sadly missed.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kenora Community Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation, 3035 - 431 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. R2H 3C1

On Line Condolences may be made at

Kenora Community Funeral Home


Joan C. Goss

Mrs. Joan C. Goss, beloved wife of Lewis William (Bill) Goss for 55 years passed away peacefully on June 10th at the age of 75 years after a brief struggle with cancer. Joan will be dearly missed by her children and their families: Mort, Emily, Aaron and Nathan Goss of Kenora, ON; Sandy, Ron, Michael, Rhonda and Andrea Larivee of Essex, ON; Debbi Goss and her partner Karen Morrison of Calgary, AB, Cheryl, Bill, Laurel and Sarah Cullen of Calgary, AB; Glenda Goss, Ed, Clarke and Will Morden of Calgary, AB, Wilma Beth (predeceased) Noreen Myles and Roger Wedgewood, Seanna and Patrick Myles; great grandson Tyson, of Brandon, MB, Greg Goss and Edyta Jasinska, Brendan and Rebecca Goss of Edmonton, AB; Thomas, and grandson Dylan Goss of Kenora, ON and Lisa Goss, Lance, Cohen and Kendall Rife of Calgary, AB.

Also left to mourn are her sisters Lois (Don) Ouimet of Ottawa, ON Anita (Ken) Morton of Oakville ON, and Marion ( Bill ) Morrison of Peterborough, ON.

Joan was born in Timmins, ON on September 9th, 1927 and moved to Kenora, ON in 1954 where she and Bill raised their family. Few women have achieved as much in life as Joan. She was very active in her community, always helping those less fortunate, taking leadership roles with the March of Dimes/Ability Fund, Canadian Cancer Society, Catholic Women's League, Credit Union and the School Board. She was extremely proud to serve as Chief Returning Officer for Elections Canada in Northwestern Ontario.

In 1993, Joan and Bill moved to Medicine Hat where playing golf, sewing and playing bridge were favorite pastimes. Her strong faith in God and your prayers gave her great comfort.

A service will be held in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, June 14th ( 9:30 am ) at St. Mark's Church 5552 Madigan Drive N.E; followed by a CWL luncheon. She will be laid to rest in Kenora at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Cancer Research Society 305 - 200 Isabella Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1V7 Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2V6. Please call 403-526-2214 for further information.


9:30 a.m., Sat, June 14, 2003

St. Mark's Church

Douglas Civil

On Sunday, May 4, 2003, peacefully, with family at his side, at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton. Loving and devoted husband to Lois for 47 cherished years. Greatly loved and admired by children Timothy (Erin) and Michael (Elizabeth). Predeceased by his beloved son Dougie. Proud and doting papa to David, Sarah, Benjamin and Sam. Dear brother of Isabel and Currie of Ottawa and the late Betty Wong. Inspector Civil was OPP Superintendent in Kenora. A private family service was held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Eva Rose (Sue) Butts

March 13, 1933-June 18, 2003

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Sue Butts. She is survived by her husband Victor, children Victor Colin and Cindy-Ann (Samantha, colin, Laura-Ann, Kaitlyn), Stan and Lorraine (Daniel, Rachael, Michael), Jordan and Betty (Jordan), Shane and Tracey, Barb and Brad (Matt, Amy, Tanner). Sue is also survived by several step-siblings from Kenora and British Columbia as well as family from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her mother Blanche and sister Ethel.

Sue was born in Kenora and grew up in the Rabbit Lake area. She moved to Toronto where she met Victor. they returned to Kenora where they married and raised 5 children together. Sue's children and grandchildren were her great joys in life. She was a kind, generous, and gentle person who always put the needs of others before her own. sue began her career in youth services later in life and eventually retired as the Director of the STEP program. She truly cared about the children that she worked with and often welcomed them into her home as foster children.

Sue loved adventure, traveling, music, and spending time with family and friends. Vic and Sue enjoyed many winters at their home in Florida as well as summers in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and at their cottage on Lake of the Woods. Although mom had not been well over the past two years, she maintained a sense of humour and a zest for life.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the Kenora Community Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

On line condolences may be made at

Kenora Community Funeral Home


Celebration of Life

11:00 a.m., Tues., June 24, 2003

Kenora Community Funeral Home

Edla Hayberg

September 25, 1920-June 22, 2003

In her sleep, Sunday June 22, 2003, Mom left this world for the next, leaving behind all those who loved her dearly.

Left to mourn her passing are her daughter Karin (Garth), sons John (Cindy) and Harold (Kathy) and grandchildren jason, Brandi, Erin and Andrew. Also left to mourn her passing are many relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Sr., her parents Louise and Oscar Carlson, infant brother Arthur Carlson, brother Stan Carlson and grandson Curtis Hayberg. Mom was also predeceased by her good friend Virginia Johnson.

Born and raised in Kenora, Mom had a great love for this area and the lake she grew up on. She was an avid gardener, taking pride in the beautiful roses that were always blooming in her front yard. Mom loved and treasured her family, but her greatest pride and joy were her

grandchildren. She was truly a wonderful mother in every sense of the word. She shared in the joys of our accomplishments and never wavered to support us in our times of need. We were truly blessed to have her as our mother. She was a very caring and giving person, always there for family, friends and neighbours when the need arouse. Mom was a very special person, always taking the time to touch other people's lives in a positive way. She never complained and always had a smile for everyone There are so many wonderful things that we could say about Mom and these few words do not come close to describing the great lady she was.

The family would like to thank the staff at Birchwood Terrace for taking care of Mom. We would especially like to thank family friends Rosemary, Linda and Patsy for their numerous visits with Mom. You brought a lot of joy into her life.

Please join us to say goodbye and to celebrate her life on Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Mom's name.

You can only have one mother,
loving, kind and true.
No other friend in all the world
will be so true to you.
for all her loving kindness,
she asked nothing in return.
If all the world deserted us,
to our mother we could turn.
For those of you who have a mother,
treasure her with care,
For you will never know her value,
till you see she is not there.
To hear her voice, to see her smile,
to sit and talk with her a while,
To be together in the same old way,
would be our dearest wish today.
Love you forever, love you always.
We will miss you Mom.


Celebration of Life

2:00 p.m, Thursday, June 26, 2003

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

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