Wendy Elizabeth Fox
1950 - 2003
Passed away at home on Friday, August 8, 2003. Wendy, loving wife of Peter, loving mother of Tristan, Andrew and Chelsea. Dear sister of Christopher (Sheila) and Timothy (Nancy). Wendy will be greatly missed by sister-in-law Joanne (Tom) and brother-in-law Michael (Ardith), cousins Linda (Malcolm) and Boyd (Deborah) as well as many other relatives at home and abroad. Wendy will be sadly missed by her many close friends, great neighbours on the Tresoor Road and cherished friend Linda Stevenson.
Wendy taught for many years in the Kenora schools commencing in l975 until her retirement in 1999 due to her battle with Parkinson's. She especially enjoyed her special education students. She continued to live life fully, enjoying her stained glass, gardening, travelling, showing her golden retrievers and participating in many activities with her many circles of friends, especially the stitch girls and other teachers. She was extremely proud of her children and was deeply involved in their lives.
Friends will be received at the Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, August 14 from 5 - 9 p.m. Funeral service and reception will be held at Knox United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society Canada would be appreciated at: 316 - 4211 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9
Toll free: 1-800-565-3000. www.parkinson.ca.
Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Centre Entrusted with Arrangements
Funeral Service and Reception at Knox United Church
2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2003
It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce that longtime resident of Minaki, Exilda Batiuk passed away suddenly on Monday, August 11th, 2003, after suffering a severe brain hemorhage. She was 60 years of age.
Exilda was predeceased by her husband and lifelong companion Jack Batiuk on Nov. 27th, 1999, whom she shared 36 many happy years with. She was also predeceased by her beloved parents and her mother Camille Bichon in 1973, her father Louis Bichon in 1990 and by her younger sister Camillia(Babe) Bichon on Jan. 2nd, 1989.
Exilda leaves behind her daughter Tammy(Ron), her son Curtis and her two favorite and only grandchildren Chance and Miami Mosionier of Minaki, also her brother-in-law Harry Batiuk of Kenora. She also leaves behind her sisters Eva(Dale) Scott of Kenora, Maureen (Merv) Shaw of Halifax, Nova Scotia, her brothers Leo (Darlene) Bichon, Camille Bichon, and Emile (Loretta) Bichon all of Kenora, Charlie (Sheila) Bichon of Cranbrook, B.C. and Louis (Gail) Bichon of Winnipeg, Manitoba, also numerous nieces and nephews.
Exilda was born in Kenora on January 1st, 1943 and was a New Year's Baby that year. She was employed for many years as a telephone operator in Kenora and then became co-owner of Jack's Live Bait in Minaki with her beloved husband. Mom loved the outdoors and spent many days gardening, attending flowers, cutting grass, caring for her children and spending many countless hours with her granddaughter "Miami" and grandson "Chance" whom she loved with all her heart. Mom liked doing crafts and listening to country music. She also shared many good times and laughs with her close friends Jean Anthony and Val Oman Rheault of Minaki and Linda, Gene and Cheryl Clifford of Laclu. She also enjoyed going for walks and stopping in at Paradise Cove to visit and chat with many friends there. Mom was married on October 26th, 1963 to her soulmate "Jack Batiuk" whom she loved and missed so very much, Mom took pleasure in what she did and was also in the hearts of many First Nation's people. She will be missed dearly.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday August 19th at 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Parish Hall in Keewatin, Ontario with Father Thomas officiating. Luncheon will follow service also at the St. Louis Parish.
If friends so wish, donations can be made in Exilda's memory to the CT Scanner Fund of Kenora.
Special thanks to Nurse Rebecca Brown of Minaki, Doctors and staff at Lake of the Woods District Hospital and Ambulance attendants, and Doctors and staff at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
When the 'Eagle' soars, high above
I'll say 'Hi' and send my love
For we will never be apart
Because you'll be "Forever in my Heart!"
"Love and miss you always"
May you be forever smiling cause now you're with "Dad" whom you loved and missed so much!
BROWN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS
Tues. Aug. 19th, 11 am
St. Louis Parish Hall
Jennifer Lyn Icton
It is with great sadness that we announce Jen's passing on Friday, August 15, at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Jen was born in Saskatoon, and moved with her family to Kenora when she was nine. She attended local schools, finishing credits at CLC and Beaver Brae in 2002. She had begun attending Confederation College in January 2003, to follow her dream of nursing.
Jen and Stefan met in November 1999, and right away she made him smile. Jen and Stefan spent their time together enjoying each others company. They spent a lot of time in the garage with Jen learning mechanical skills with Stefan's tools, accompanied by loud music, and then going out and her teaching Stefan social skills with their friends.
Jen will be forever remembered for her perfect smile, as big as a rainbow, and by her laugh that could not help but make you smile and feel as light-hearted as she was. Her gentle angelic ways enchanted all she met and endeared her to your heart forever. She was selfless in her caring and love for others, and always put their happiness above her own. She loved and cared for her family like a little mother and played a special role in her youngest sister Danielle's life.
Jen was always patient and kind, never to take offence. She always left you with a smile even in the worst of matters. Her heart was so big, she shared all she had with anyone in need. Full of energy and zest for life, it is hard to think her gone, though she lives on in our hearts forever and through others with organ donations.
She will be forever missed by her Mom Margaret, Brother Joey (Samantha), Sisters Ashley and Danielle (Bob), Grandparents Lorraine and Steve Berze, Auntie Gail, (Marvin), Uncles Barry and Jimmy (Madelaine), Cousins Crystal, Shawn, Marvin, Sonya, Kevin and Dominique and special nephew Austin. Love of her life Stefan and his family Sandra, Howard, Scott and Pam Olafson. Special friends Dan Baletki, Joelenna Henley, Belinda Lightheart, Gord Frenette, Crystal Robinson, Robin Boucha, Tyson Cederwall, Gillian Sundin, Chris Skead, and Melanie Miller.
A service for the family and friends was held on Thursday, August 21st, officiated by Father Al Campeau. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lake of the Woods CT Scanner, 21 Sylvan Street W., Kenora, Ontario P9N 3W7, or the charity of your choice.
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Enid Vivian Dufault (nee Preece)
Enid Vivian Dufault was born December 19, 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and died July 27, 2003 in Victoria, BC. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice in 1985 and her sister, Mona (Witty) in 1985. Enid is survived by her daughter, Vivian (Roy) Asham of Calgary; 4 sons, Willet (Mary) Simpson of California, Richard (Jackie) of Kenora, Thomas of Thunder Bay and Alan of Kenora; her sister, Jean Ditmars of Victoria, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces and 3 nephews.
Enid joined the Rebekah Lodge in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1938 and transferred to the Unity Lodge No. 145 after leaving Kenora, Ontario and taking up residence in Victoria, BC> She received the Declaration of Chivalry as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). While a resident of Kenora, she was active in the Women's Institute and for many years taught sewing and cooking to girls in 4H Clubs.
A celebration of Enid's life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street in Victoria on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 P.M. with a reception to follow. Thank you to Sunset Lodge staff and doctors; much loved sister, Jean; all nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Cathy,, Kelly and Aunt Jean for all their love nad visits to mother. Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Associiation.
Arrangements entrusted to
First Memorial Funeral Services (250) 384-5512
Celebration of Life
Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m.
First Memorial Funeral Chapel
Emile Joseph Chabot
In his 69th year, following a 5 year battle with cancer, Emile Chabot has returned to his Lord on 19 August 2003. Emile was born on 23 September 1933 on the family farm in Crozier, Ontario. Emile left this world surrounded by his family at his home at Louise Lake near Kenora, Ontario. His life was filled with love for and from family and friends. Emile was a patient teacher; he possessed a strong work ethic; he promoted equality for women in the workplace; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping and gardening. He encouraged and inspired his children and grandchildren to use their abilities and reach for their dreams. His children and grandchildren have many special memories of playful times spent with Dad/Grampa. Emile was well known for his troubleshooting, organizational and mechanical abilities; his constant positive attitude and as a team member. He leaves us with the important gifts of honesty, the value of hard work and the importance of family.
Jesus said, "Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as theses." Mt 19:14.
In his many years of employment at the paper mill in Fort Frances, he held numerous positions, lastly being Assistant Superintendent in the Finishing & Shipping department. He and Dolores moved to Kenora in 1985 where he worked as Finishing & Shipping Superintendent until his retirement. Emile then became General Manager of Coretec-Sonoco Limited in Kenora until his second retirement. He was a member of the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, the Notre Dame du Portage Roman Catholic Church in Kenora, and the Knights of Columbus.
Emile is survived by Dolores, his best friend and wife of 48 years; his children Sheri De Gagne (Michael), Nancy Hempstock (John), Teena Finley, Glenn Chabot, Lance Chabot, Ron Finley; his grandchildren Gavin De Gagne, Kalon De Gagne, Tanya Kendall (Madero), Angela Hempstock, Matthew Hempstock, Eric Hempstock, Katherine Finley, Justine Hoard; siblings Cyril Chabot (Nonie), Paul Chabot (Roberta), Robert Chabot (Julia), Cecile Asselin, Rose Chabot; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Emile was predeceased by his parents Aurore Helene Chabot Dunbar and Albert Chabot; and siblings infant sister Roseline, Fernand, Marcel, Arthur, Theresa Wood, Blanche Jackway Edgar.
Remember Emile with a smile today
Reflect on memories of the happy years
Recall to mind the way he spoke
And the things he said and did
His strength, his stance, the way he walked
Remember these instead
Until we meet again...
Prayers and visitation will be held on Friday, 22 August at 7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame du Portage Roman Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held at Notre Dame du Portage Roman Catholic Church in Kenora, Ontario on Saturday, 23 August at 10:00 a.m. Luncheon will follow the service. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Kenora CT Scan Fund, 21 Sylvan Street W., Kenora, ON P9N 3W7; or a charity of your choice.
BROWN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS
10 a.m., Sat. 23 August 2003
Notre Dame du Portage Church
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SHELLEY ANNE ELIZABETH JONES
March 13, 1965 - July 12, 2003
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shelley on July 12, 2003.
Shelley was born and raised in Kenora and attended Northward, Lakewood & Beaver Brae Schools.
Shelley moved to Thunder Bay some years ago and worked as a construction surveyor for MLA Construction Ltd. She loved the outdoors and her animals.
Shelley was predeceased by her father Bill Jones in 1997 and her brother Gordon in 1999. She is survived by her mother Betty, sister and brother-in-law Donna and Terry Hansen, also uncle Ray Summerly of Winnipeg and many cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert Wittmeier officiating. Reception to follow at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the CT Scanner, c/o Lake of the Woods District Hospital, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3W7 would be appreciated.
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