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ONTARIO - Kenora - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 42

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Edith Franchuk

August 2, 1927 - November 30, 2003

Predeceased by her parents Robert and Edith, as well as a sister Rose, and two brothers Robert and Douglas. Edith was also predeceased by her two sons Allin and Craig.

Edith is survived by her husband Carl, her daughter Heather, stepson Micheal (Ida), daughter-in-law Noella, her sister Elizabeth, sister-in-law Audrey, brother William (Sharon), her grandchildren Sherri (Pancho), Kevin, Peter, Sarah and two great grandchildren Summur and River.

Thee will be a private ceremony at Lake of the Woods Cemetery, December 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Clifford Kitson

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

Knox United Church

Cliff Kitson passed away peacefully, December 20, 2003 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marj, son Neil, daughter-in-law Hilary, grandchildren Frances, Joseph, Heather and Alexandra of Vancouver, sister Evelyn (Lorne) Ardron and nieces and nephews of Coquitlam, B.C. and sister-in-law Esther Brown of Wawanesa, MB. He will also be missed by cousins, associates and his many friends.

He was predeceased by his sister, Irma Kitson of Brandon, earlier this year.

Cliff was born in Reston, Manitoba on September 4, 1921 and attended university in Brandon. There he met Marjorie Elliott and they married on January 1, 1945. After his discharge from the army Cliff spent seven years teaching at Brandon University. Their next move was to Hamilton to further his education. After two years at university, he then taught at Hill Park Secondary School in Hamilton.

In 1960, the Kitson family relocated to Kenora where Cliff taught sciences at Lakewood and Beaver Brae schools. Many students had Cliff to thank for getting them through physics. In 1984, he retired after teaching for many years and later said "and I enjoyed every one of them."

Scouting, flying, politics, astronomy, history, music and church were important interests in his life. At one time he was a fireman on the CPR and retained a passion for steam locomotives for the rest of his life. He was active in many community organizations - the Hospital Board and Community Palliative Care Committee were particularly important to him. Throughout the years he had a continued concern about aboriginal health and opportunities. Cliff had a zest for life and was still making plans for the spring when he died.

A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, Saturday,

January 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation, Knox Memorial Fund, or any charity of choice.



James Barnard

James Barnard, a resident of Kenora, passed away on December 29, 2003 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

A full and complete obituary to follow.



Lorraine Kerr

August 19, 1931 - December 22, 2003

Mrs. Lorraine Kerr, age 72 years, passed away peacefully at the Heart Institute Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON on Monday, December 22nd, 2003.

Lorraine was born on August 19th, 1931 in Toronto. She was raised and married in Kirkland Lake. She worked as a secretary in the mining industry with Noranda Mine and Falconbridge. Lorraine also worked for the Patricia Centre for Children and Youth. Lorraine was a founding member of the Lions Club in Ignace, an avid curler, and a founding member of Ignace Silver Tops Seniors.

Her memory will be cherished by her children and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, James and Colette Kerr of Palmerston and their children Holly, Amanda, Jeremy, and Morgan, one great-grandson Jonas, Kathy Besserer of Thunder Bay and her children Shelly and Heather, Elizabeth and Randy Newfield of Kenora and their children Danny and Michael, Janet Lett and Sean DeTracey of Ignace and son Jason, Robert and Robin Kerr of Bruce Mines and their children Adam, Destiny, and Aaron, Kelly and Doug Bazylewski of Dryden and their children Scott and Benjamin. Dear sister of Nancy (Leo) Forget of New Liskeard and Jane Vail (Don) of Owen Sound.

Lorraine was predeceased by her parents James and Mary Radley and her husband Bruce Kerr.

In accordance to Lorraine's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held in Thunder Bay. An interment will take place in Ignace Cemetery in the spring (to be announced).

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renal Unit at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

JENKINS FUNERAL HOME, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Donald Brownlee McGregor

March 11, 1933 - December 24, 2003

Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.

Bethesda Lutheran Church

Mr. Donald Brownlee McGregor, age 70 years, passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at the Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home.

Don was born in Emo, Ontario and graduated high-school in Rainy River. On June 18, 1957 he began employment with the Lands and Forests and on June 28, 1957 he married Ruth Marianne Kaus in Rainy River. For 33 years, Don worked for the Ontario Government in the Northwestern Region where his career included Conservation, Fish and Wildlife, Parks, Lands, District Management and Forest Management. His contribution to all of these areas was commended when he retired in June 1990.

Throughout Donās life he was active in his Church, a member of the Lions Club, loved to go Curling, hunt and fish, was an avid gardener and enjoyed camping and family get-togethers.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 46 years, Ruth; his daughter

Donna Walsh (Steven) and their children Ashley and Mitchell of Georgetown, Ontario; his son Allan McGregor and his children Eric and Mathew of East St., Paul, Manitoba; his brother Ross McGregor (Sharon) of Dryden ; sisters Joy Gulbrandsen and Anne Acree (Wayne) of Rainy River; sister-in-law Rose Hanson of Rainy River; brothers-in-law Ewald Kaus (Mary) of Logan Lake B.C. and Donald Kaus (Tina) of Steinbach, Manitoba, his uncle Ron McGregor; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Don was predeceased by his mother Bethea and father Donald, nephew Robin Gulbrandsen, brothers-in-law Ferdinand Gulbrandsen and Earl Hanson.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Don's life will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at the Bethesda Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m.

The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Bowerman and all the

staff at Birchwood Terrace who helped him in his times of need.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the local branch of the Alzheimers Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

On Line Condolences may be made at

Kenora Community Funeral Home


Lennard Iner Wallin

Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.

Kenora Community Funeral Home

June 10, 1936 - December 23, 2003

Peacefully on Tuesday December 23, 2003, Lennard passed away at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home.

At the age of 5, Lennard was diagnosed with Epilepsy and faced many challenges throughout his life. He was a very strong man both physically and spiritually.

Predeceased by his parents Tillie on December 28, 1984 and Alfred on December 16, 1995.

He is survived by two sisters, Helen Wilcox, nephews Ken, Larry (Arleen), Al (Nancy), Brent (Fran), great nephews, Stephen, Shawn, Tim, Rylan, Adam and Travis. Great nieces Lyndsay, Rachelle and Amber. Sister Gail (Ken) Chysyk of Surrey B.C., niece Kimberly, great-nieces Christina and Natasha nephew Jason (Marnie) and great niece Morgan. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, his life long friend Earl Laplante and his companion in Birchwood Martha Lipscombe.

Lennard was a resident of Birchwood for 18 years. He enjoyed many activities such as birthday parties, ceramics and loved playing bingo. In his younger years he worked at the Lake of the Woods Flour Mill, then for Tom Thorpe. He later worked at the Lake of the Woods Hospital in housekeeping. Len also enjoyed fishing, bowling, painting, music, cribbage which he excelled at and going to the Legion on a Saturday night to dance withal the ladies.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Kenora Community Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Birchwood Activity Program would be greatly appreciated in Lenās memory.

Rest in Peace, Len.

On Line Condolences may be made at

Kenora Community Funeral Home


Buster (Bernard) Dubois

August 17, 1913 - December 30, 2003

"Buster" Dubois, a resident of Kenora, passed away on December 30, 2003 at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home.

"Buster" Dubois was predeceased by his parents Fred and Rose Dubois; beloved wife Lenore (affectionately called "Farmer" by papa}; brother Arnold Dubois; beloved daughter Carolyn Mendyk of North Bay, Ontario; former son-in-law Roland Murray of Dryden, Ontario; brothers-in-law George Langner and Ted Houghton, both of Kenora, Ontario; niece Marlene Millin of Maple Ridge, B.C.

He is survived by son Garry Dubois and son-in-law Bill Mendyk of North Bay, Ontario; sisters Kay Kennedy (and family) of Toronto, Margaret Langner of Kenora, Ontario and daughter Tysh Norlen (and family) and son "Butch" George Langner (and family); sister-in-law Margie Houghton and sons Terry Houghton (and family) and Lorne Houghton (and family); nephew Douglas Millin (and family) of Maple Ridge, B.C.

He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Lorne (Denise) Dubois and son Cade; Shannon Olson (fondly called "Shanoosk" by papa)(partner Warren) daughter Kristen and son Michael; Dove-Aline of Edgewood, B.C. and son Joel; Allan and Jennifer Mendyk of North Bay, Ontario; and Naomi Dubois of British Columbia.

Papa loved his family, especially all the children. Many sunny afternoons were spent at Houghton's Beach, going for ice cream cones, BBQ's and picnics in his backyard. He also loved hockey and spent many years coaching.

There was a special bond between Papa and his first grandchild Lorne. The two were inseparable. Papa was Lorne's best man at his wedding and also in his life.

Papa was proud of his career and enjoyed his work.

Members of the Kenora Fire Department will be Buster's honorary pallbearers.

Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at Lake of the Woods Cemetery following the luncheon.

Prayers will be held at Notre Dame Parish at 7:00 p.m., Monday evening, January 5, 2004.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church. Father Alan Campeau officiating.

Thank you to all the nursing staff on the 2nd East of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and a special 'Thank You' to John. Papa always commented on the "excellent" care he received. You all added a special personal touch that cannot be thanked by words and as papa would always say "If I was any better I couldn't stand it". It felt like family was looking after papa which gave us, the family, a great deal of comfort. The most special part was when you called him 'papa', - that gave him a comfort and home we can never thank you enough for.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations should be made to Lake of the Wood District Hospital CT Scanner Fund.

We will miss you dearly Papa

Go in Peace, Life's work well done.



Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.

Notre Dame Catholic Church

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