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ONTARIO - Kenora - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 35

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016, at 1:34 a.m.

Carl Wilfred Johnson

July 14, 1917 - October 17, 2003

Peacefully at Birchwood Terrace with his wife Jean at his side, Carl passed away at the age of 86. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Ole and Annie Johnson, brothers Oscar, Arnold, Harold, William and sister Agnes.

Carl was born in Kenora and spent his whole life in his hometown. He enlisted in the Canadian Army and returned to Kenora from Halifax with his bride Jean Archibald in 1944. After a brief employment with the CPR, Carl became a successful businessman in the field of telecommunications. He was a well-known entrepreneur, providing the first radio taxi phones to the area, bringing expanded television signals to Kenora and establishing a local television station. He was a predominant figure with the Independent Telephone Association and many communities owe him a debt of gratitude for the development and expansion of their local phone service. Carl's interest in community services did not stop with telecommunications. He developed a modular home design in the 1970s that was recognized by a national publication as an outstanding innovation for its time.

Carl had a love of sports and one of his fondest memories was being president of the 1953 Kenora Thistles Hockey Club that won the Western Intermediate Championship and went on to Japan. Carl had a keen interest in Canadian politics and business and was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church.

He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Jean, children John, Lois (Lee), Don (Doris), and William (Lanys), grandchildren Krista (Dave), Jean, Leah, Malcolm, Frederik, and Kirsten, great grandchildren Ellis, Anna and Naomi, brother Arthur (Eula), sister-in-law Ev and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a private, family interment followed by a Memorial Service Wednesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m., Brown Funeral Home, Kenora. Rev. Noel Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake of the Woods District Hospital CT Scanner Fund or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.


Memorial Service

Wednesday, October 22/03 at 11 a.m.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

Bruce Isaac Kavanaugh Jr.

Affectionately Known as "Booshie"

March 6, 1983 - October 19, 2003

Born to Bruce Isaac Kavanaugh and Irene Julia Skead

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Booshie who is survived by his devoted father, Bruce, mother, Irene, sisters, Felicia (Rodney), Autumn and brothers, Sheldon, Myles and Isaac. He will be sadly missed by wife and best friend, Janelle Crow and daughter, Jace. Maternal aunts, Rosemarie (Fraser), Linda (Ed), Karen (Allan), Debbie (Dennis). Uncles, Oscar (Dorothy, Kenny (Nadine). Cousins, Kyler, David, Dawn, Nathan, Jeremiah, Howie, Rachel, Ally, Teruo, Billy, Roxanne, Derek, Emma, Linda, Patricia, Aileen, Royden, Destiny, Cherokee, Astanti. Paternal aunts, Clara (Gary), Cecilia, Vivian (James), Lorna (Gilbert), Luanne (Mylan), Rosanne (Kendal), Donna, Yvonne (James). Uncles, Thomas (Jane), Francis (Betty), Donald, Terry (Debbie), Norman (Ann), Amos (Barbara). Cousins, Roman, Tam, Fred, Aaron, Glenda, Dwayne, Lester, Tracy, Cody, Mahengun, Bemus, Rudger, Lavern, Bonita, Dayton, Renata, Nastashia, Brian, Kirby, Ronalda, Beverly, Michelle, Nicole, Rochelle, Kelly, Elijah, Crystal, Nazareth, Nadya, Mason, Jason, Harley, Chelsea, Jenna, Jessie, Shane, Megwun, Montana, Bryce, Corbin.

He is predeceased by maternal grandparents, Joe Guy and Emma Skead, Paternal grandparents, Isaac and Agnes and sister Rianna.

Besides his immediate family, Booshie leaves behind his best friend, John (Meenace) White and many, many friends and relatives from Whitefish Bay and Wauzhushk Onigum who will mourn his loss. The best of sons, the greatest of friends and teammate he has been. Always remembered for his brilliant smile and affectionate nature.

Booshie was an excellent athlete who excelled in sports. His love of sports and recreational activities led him to play volleyball, hockey and basketball and was very involved in competitive sports. A well-renowned grass dancer and an acknowledged champion, he has travelled to many Pow-Wows and visited many Nations with his father and family members to share and rejoice on his many accomplishments. His greatest joy was the birth of his baby daughter, Jace, to whom he leaves a legacy of love, caring and affection.

Wake at Bruce Kavanaugh Sr. Residence,

Whitefish Bay Reserve, on Friday P.M.

Burial and Service on Saturday A.M. at Whitefish Bay Reserve.

Harold Robert Burton

November 23, 1921 - October 23, 2003

It is with deep sadness, the family of Harold Burton announce his passing at Lake of the Woods District Hospital, after a courageous but brief battle with cancer, with his family by his side.

Harold was proud to be a life-long Keewatin resident. He attended school in Keewatin after which he obtained employment at McIlwraith's Dairy Farm. The three years spent there were some of the most enjoyable of his life. Until the day he died, he loved to recall the days at "the farm" with his life-long friend Hugh McIlwraith.

He enlisted in the army on September 4, 1942 with the 24th Field Regiment. A highlight of Harold's army career was the invasion of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands. He also served his country in Italy and northwest Europe.

Returning home he met and married his friend and soul mate Edna Danielson. Together they raised two daughters, Diana and Colleen, of which he was very proud. Edna and Harold celebrated 55 years of marriage on September 25th of this year.

Harold worked for the Lake of the Woods Milling Company in Keewatin until the Flour Mill was destroyed by a fire in July of 1967. He was always so grateful to have been hired at that time by O & M (Mando) at the age of 45 where he worked in the Woodroom until his retirement in 1983.

Harold enjoyed skating and also swimming at the Keewatin Beach all his life. He and Edna loved to dance to "old time" music. They were great

partners on and off the dance floor. In his younger years he loved partridge hunting, fishing and the outdoors in general. After retirement he enjoyed "puttering" in his basement workshop. He enjoyed his daily walks and meeting with his morning coffee group at Kee-West Restaurant. He was affectionately called "Mr. Keewatin" for his knowledge of the town's

history. If anyone wanted to know a specific date of past events they would ask Harold and he would know.

Harold was an active, life long member of St. Andrew's United Church in Keewatin. Besides being the "greeter" every Sunday morning, he was always willing to assist wherever needed.

Harold is survived by his loving wife Edna, daughters Diana Jardine (Garth) and their children Jason and Crystal, Colleen Owen (John Tom) and her daughter Meagan, sister Eileen Ross in Ottawa and brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Delores Danielson. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Edith Burton.

A memorial service will be held on Monday October 27, 2003 at St. Andrew's Church, Keewatin at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Cathy Giroux officiating. Honourary pallbearers will be Hugh McIlwraith, Bill McLean, Dale Toms, Don Gordon, Don Thompson, Jim Duffus and Gerald Symonds.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alzheimer Society or Lake of the Woods District Hospital CT Scanner Fund would be appreciated


On Line Condolences may be made at

Kenora Community Funeral Home


Memorial Service

Monday, October 27, 2003

2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church, Keewatin

Hugh Samuel Robertson

Hugh Samuel Robertson, 78 of Kenora Ontario, born March 24th 1925 died Thursday, October 23, 2003. Sam was born in Ignace, Ontario and moved to Kenora at the age of 7 years.

He was employed with Canadian Pacific Railway as telegraph operator for 5 years, as well as Northern Central Gas Corp. for 32 years. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW 2. He was a Mason & belonged to the Pequonga Lodge 414 for over 50 years and the Royal Canadian Legion Br #12, Kenora. He was a member of the Kenora Golf and Country Club and the Kenora Senior Curling Club. He also coached minor hockey in Kenora for 15 years.

Upon returning from the war Sam resumed his true passion of hockey. He joined the Fort Frances Canadians in the 1947-48 season. He was signed the following year by the St. Louis Flyers of the American League. He played for the Fresno Falcons of the Pacific Coast Hockey League and Cape Breton of the East Coast League. He then returned to Kenora, joining his 3 brothers, Ken (Sugar) Robertson, Donald (Spike) Robertson and Murray Robertson to play with the Kenora Thistles Hockey Club. He was part of the Western Canadian Intermediate Championship team in 1952-53, as well as the Thistle good-will hockey tour of Japan in 1954. He was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. Sam loved to play hockey but the camaraderie with his team mates meant just as much to him.

Sam was predeceased by his mother Fannie Forester Robertson and father Peter James Robertson; his brothers John Pete Robertson, Donald (Spike) Robertson, Murray James Robertson (Nora), Gordie Robertson (Betty), Sister Mona Robertson (Buster), nephew Bill Robertson.

Sam's family was truly what meant the most to him. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Pauline of 49 years and his daughter Jane, sons Grant (Leigh), Wade (Janis) and Russell; his brother Ken (Sugar) Robertson (Florence), sisters-in-law Shirley and Roberta Robertson as well as his sister Arlene Mableson (Russell) of Thunder Bay. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, Samantha Crandall, Ali Crandall, Devon Robertson, Stuart Robertson, Krista Robertson and Gordon Robertson. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews and his many close friends.

Sam requested immediate cremation to be arranged by Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday October 28th at 1:00 P.M. in the Knox United Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital CT Scanner Fund or the Knox United Church Memorial Fund.

Memorial Service

Tues., October 28, 2003

Knox United Church

Raymond John Turner

Mr Raymond John Turner passed away at the young age of 56, peacefully,with his daughter Shelly at his side, at the Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home on Friday October 24, 2003.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Frances Turner of Kenora. Surviving are two sisters Debbie Turner and family of Vancouver and Marlene Wolfer and family of Scarborough; his beloved life partner Ms Susan Lee and family Shaun, Helen and Brandon who loved him greatly and his only daughter Shelly-Anne Jacko and husband Steve and their three children Jordon, Justin and Hannah.

Ray loved his grandchildren and brought joy into the lives around him. He was a quiet and proud man who had an inner strength and resiliency that most of us could only dream of.

Dad, we will miss you and remember you for eternity.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 30, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kenora Community Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

Thank you to Birchwood Terrace Nursing Staff and Dr. Bowerman. All who cared for Dad, cared with dignity and a spirituality that surpassed expectation. Bless you all.

As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetic Association or the heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

On Line Condolences may be made at

Kenora Community Funeral Home


Funeral Service Thursday

October 30, 2003

Kenora Community Funeral Home

Doris Greene

Doris Greene, passed away October 27, 2003. Wake, Wednesday, October 29 at David Kejick School, Shoal Lake, Ontario at 2:00 p.m.

A full and complete obituary to follow.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements

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