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ONTARIO - Kenora - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 43

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016, at 1:39 a.m.

Ernie Charles 'Pat' Hamp

Ernie Charles "Pat" Hamp passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital December 31, 2003.

He has left to cherish his memory his loving wife of sixty-three years Elsa Jean (nee Williamson; daughter Verena (Jack) Moore, grandson Glen (Viv) Moore, great granddaughter Melissa (Steve) Persuad, great-great granddaughter Delana Moore, great granddaughter Ashley Moore, ganddaughter Megan (Jeff) Cartman, great grandson Aaron Cartman, all of Sudbury, Ontario; daughter Teresa (Charlie) Canfield, granddaughter Patricia (Don) Kozlowski, great grandchildren Michael, Sheridan, Mitchell and Jessica Kozlowski, all of Kenora, Ontario; grandson Nick Speek of Ottawa, Ontario; granddaughter Kathy (Dennis) Lantz; great granddaughter Brittan Lantz of Kenora, Ontario; son Ernie (Jocelyn) Hamp, grandson Kerry (Tanya) Hamp, great grandson Kyle, granddaughter Valerie (Greg) Batenchuk, great grandsons Daimon and Greg Jr. Batenchuk, all of Winnipeg, Manitoba; sister Margeret Robertson of Vancouver, B.C., niece Jean Barrs of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Also surviving are many other nieces and nephews.

Pat served overseas from 1940 until l945. He returned to Winnipeg and became a licensed auto mechanic. In 1947 he and Elsa moved their family to Kenora. They settled on Rabbit Lake where they lived for the next fifty years, then to Park Place, Keewatin in 1998.

Pat enjoyed his trade, was a member of Knox United Church, a Cub leader, and a fifty year member of the Kenora Legion Branch #12.

He spent his leisure time with family and friends skating, playing hockey (Killer Hamp), ice car racing, fishing, hunting, gardening, and being a good neighbour.

Funeral Service to be held Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.



Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

Allan J. McDonald

November 19, 1921 - January 3, 2004

With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.

Allan is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Eleanor McDonald and his children Dave (Lynda), Barb Jackson, Gord (Lise) and Colin (Anna). His legacy continues in his grandchildren Kelly MacNeil (Dan); Guy, Jayme, Brendon and Jordan McDonald; Graeme and Megan Jackson; Brittny and Corrin McDonald; Kelsey McDonald and his great granddaughter Chloe Iris MacNeil. He is also survived by his sisters Evelyn Paul, Edna Lajeunesse (Henry); Christine Brown; sister-in-law Annette McDonald and many nieces and nephews.

Allan was predeceased by his parents Emma and William; his sister Marjorie and brothers Donald and Delbert. Also he was predeceased by his brothers-in-law Harry Paul and Ted Brown; sister-in-law Alice McDonald and nephew Ben McDonald.

Allan was born and raised in Kenora and remained on the family farm on the East Melick Road where he raised his family. This home was where family and friends continued to gather for Christmas, Birthdays, BBQ's and other family events which were very special to him.

Allan was employed by the Local Mill until his retirement in 1984. He was a loving Dad who could fix anything and do anything for anyone with the enthusiasm of, "Pitter Patter Let's Get at 'er or We Gotta Make Hay While the Sun Shines". His gentle nature touched many with hours of volunteer work with The Agricultural Society, Meals on Wheels and others.

He also served on the Jaffray Melick Town Council, Kenora District School Board and as an Elder at The Good Shepherd Church.

As a young man Allan began playing in The Jaffray Melick Trio with his good friends George Kovall and Paul Wyder, until recent years.

Allan loved the outdoors and took pride in his yard and garden with his lifelong partner. He was often seen on his riding lawn mower in the summer and the skidder all year round. Allan was fond of the wildlife around the house and he was always feeding the birds and especially the many deer with fawns that were there every day. They were a great source of joy.

Allan was an extremely special man who left a part of himself with everyone he met. He will be sadly missed by all...until we meet again.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church.

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

Tom McKelvie

1922 - 2004

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas McKelvie, on January 12, 2004 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, with family and close friends by his side.

Tom was born in Mossend, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1922. He accompanied his parents along with his sister Jessie on the long journey to Kenora in 1927. Tom attended school and began his working career in Kenora, before volunteering for service in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was proud to serve Canada in World War II as a gunner on a landing craft, operating in the English Channel. He fought off the coast of France during the invasion at Normandy.

Tom married the love of his life, Edna Hodkinson in 1947. Together they resided in Keewatin, happily sharing their love of gardening, travelling, pets, and the cottage on Lake of the Woods and raising their only child Shaughn.

Tom developed his skills as a butcher early in his career in the grocery business. When the opportunity came along, he and Edna took up the challenge of running the IGA in Keewatin. Together with their daughter Shaughn, they operated McKelvie's IGA for over 30 years until their retirement in 1993.

In his younger days, Tom enjoyed curling as a member of the Keewatin Curling Club. Recently Tom was honoured with his 55 year pin from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #13, Keewatin.

Tom was predeceased by his wife Edna in 1999, his father James in 1966, his mother Janet in 1983, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Dorothy and Walter Hodkinson, his brother-in-law John Laliberte and his nephew Kevin Laliberte.

Tom will be greatly missed by his daughter Shaughn and Wayne Leduc of Keewatin; his sister Jessie Laliberte of Winnipeg; his nephews Noel, Denis, David and Tom Laliberte and their families; his cousin Cathy Foster and her family; many other friends, relatives and former associates in Kenora and Winnipeg as well as relatives abroad.

We will all miss Tom's quick wit, his boyish charm, his sense of humour and that ever-present twinkle in his eye; but we will never forget his kindness, his generosity, his loyalty to his friends and the depth of his love and devotion to his family.

Cremation has taken place. At Tom's request, there will be no funeral service. Interment will take place at a later date.

If so desired, donations in Tom's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

On Line Condolences may be made at

Kenora Community Funeral Home


Roy Craven

June 1, 1928 - January 31, 2004

It is with deep sadness that the family of Roy Craven announce his passing at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Saturday, January 31, 2004. Roy fought a valiant battle but eventually his heart could no longer help him turn that corner "just one more time".

Dad was born in Leeds, England, June 1, 1928. He immigrated to Canada in the spring of 1950. He could have gone anywhere, and God only knows how a man can travel half-way around the world and end up in Redditt, Ontario but it turned out to be our great fortune because that is where he met his future wife and lifelong companion Laura Mulholland. He went from being an only child to being welcomed into a family of 11.

Dad was employed by CN Rail, Hanson's and Shop Easy Grocery Stores, and Club Taxi. In the early 70's he leaped at the opportunity to work as one of the first Ambulance Attendants hired at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital. He went on to successfully graduate as an RNA and eventually became the Director of the Ambulance Department, a position he held until he retired in the fall of 1993.

Dad loved the outdoors, whether it was camping at Rushing River, pruning flowers or raking grass at his home in Lakeside where it never rained or snowed, always sunny and warm, even in the winter. He loved hockey. He couldn't shoot a puck and didn't know which end of the stick was up, but he truly enjoyed watching his grandchildren play the game at the Kenora Arenas. He was always in the stands cheering them on.

Roy loved to tell long stories, but always with a twinkle in his eye. He loved to play practical jokes, from refereeing wheelchair races during the midnight shift or mailing a packed bottle of snow to someone who was teasing him about how warm it was in their part of the country. He enjoyed phoning his grandchildren, sometimes saying how good the piece of pie he was eating but too bad for them it was the last one. That was never the case, there always was something for the kids. Shopping was a game for dad. He would crawl over hot coals to save a dime and would get quite irritated if he found out the product he had just purchased was cheaper somewhere else. Dad was especially proud of a 3-dollar shirt he bought at the Bargin Bin, nobody had the heart to tell him it looked like a 3-dollar shirt from the Bargin Bin.

He was a strong man who gave his love freely, never asking or expecting anything in return.

Roy was predeceased by his parents, Abraham and Florence Craven.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 54 years Laura, sons Bryan (Krystal, Joshua), David (Jami, Delaney, Jennifer, Kelsey) daughters Sheryl (Jamie, Britney), and Donna (Michael, Mathew, Rhianna and Madison). Mat was Dad's buddy and comrade. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews, his special brother and sister-in-law Bill and Anne Mulholland and his niece Sharon.

Dad was a simple man, no frills or bright lights. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service or funeral. Cremation has taken place.

The family would like to thank the wonderful people who helped with his care. You were warm and compassionate right up to the end and your efforts are truly appreciated.

We would also like to invite one and all to come and tell a "Roy Story" from 1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 4th at his home at 842 Fourth Avenue South.

Rest in peace "Papa", our hearts are breaking....



Elsie Helen Leahy

On January 27, 2004 Mrs. Elsie Leahy of Edmonton passed away at the age of 93 years.

She is survived by her daughter Joan (Don) Lindwall of Edmonton; and son Bruce (Ester) Ritzen of Winnipeg; also three grand daughters Lori, Donna and Kim; one grand son Jason; and eight great- grandchildren. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Werner Ritzen; and second husband

Ray Leahy; also one sister Eleanor Sieb; survived by brother Len Kreutzer of Oak Lake, Manitoba.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9009-163 Street, Edmonton, Alberta on Monday,

February 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial Service was held February 2, 2004 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Edmonton, Alberta

Maurice Edward Leech

After a lengthy illness Maurice Edward Leech (retired OPP Constable) passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Saturday, February 7, 2004 in his 74th year.

He was the beloved son of the late Patrick and Mary Leech.

Maurice is survived by his loving sisters Patricia and her husband

Frank Bar and Mary Eileen and her husband Jimmy Bar, as well as two nieces and nine nephews, all of Toronto.

At Maurice's request, there will be no funeral. Cremation will be followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Mundell Funeral Home, Orillia (705-325-2231). Messages of condolence are welcome at

Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him.

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