Sarah Helen 'Ellen' Anderson
January 27, 1922 - January 5, 2004
Ellen Anderson (nee Duncan) passed away on January 5, 2004 at Banfield Pavilion in Vancouver, B.C.
Born in Keewatin, Ontario, on January 27, 1922, she grew up in Keewatin, and lived in Pellat for many years before moving to Vancouver in 1984.
She was predeceased by her parents, Sarah and Alexander Duncan, her husband George, her sister Annie, and her brothers Alex, Charles, Donald and James. She is deeply missed by her daughter Geoellen, and many family members and friends.
Ellen's sense of humor, extraordinary spirit and caring heart touched all around her.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no service in accordance with her wishes.
Peter (Pierre) Fenez
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Peter (Pierre) Fenez recently of 510 - lst St. S., Kenora ON, formerly a life time resident of Sioux Narrows announce his passing on Thursday, January 15, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 84. Peter was born at home in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba to parents Malvina and Martial Fenez.
His working career started at Ste. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg followed by his long teaching career beginning in 1940 on the shores of Lake Manitoba. After meeting his wife Alice he took an appointment with the Dept. of Indian Affairs and in 1943 was assigned to schools in Northwestern Ontario - Whitefish Bay, Fort Frances, Jeffrey Mellick, Vermillion Bay, and Grassy Narrows - never hesitating in accepting new responsibilities, as teaching was a job he truly love.
Following retirement from teaching one might say he went from one career toanother - having to retire at the age of 83 to relocate to Kenora. Friends and acquaintances of over sixty years have many fond memories of "Pete the Painter", as a gifted flower gardener, and of his passion for stained glass design. He was a familiar figure in the community and a member of the Sacred Heart Parish, Sunrise Echoes Senior's Club, and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus - Kenora Branch.
Family was very important to him. After 59 years of marriage he leaves his loving and caring wife Alice to cherish his memory. Peter is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his three daughters: Lucille (Bill) Keele, Thunder Bay; Denise (Marion "Sugar") Sieradzki, Kenora; and Elaine Fenez, Winnipeg. He was extremely proud of his five grandchildren, and there was always a special place in his heart for them: grandson Cory (Kelly) Keeler, Thunder Bay, and granddaughters Andrea (David) Keeler, Thunder Bay; Michelle (Aaron) Sieradzki,, Otttawa; Kelly (Kurtis) Krotenko, Calgary; and Jennifer (Dan) Sieradzki, Ottawa.
His sisters survive him: Therese Lemoine, Winnipeg; Jeanne Huberdeau, Ste. Lazarre MN; Colette Huberdeau, Ste. Lazarre, MN; Alma (Raymond) Lagasse, Winnipeg; and brothers Leo, Pine Falls MN; Arthur, Ste. Lazarre MN; and Emilien (Marie-Therese) from Falcon Lake, MN .
Peter enjoyed his family reunions and his journey to join his son Raymond was a peaceful one. He will be re-united with his parents Malvina and Marital as well as his sister Paulette Huberdeau and brothers Renee, Armand, Marcel, and Rodger plus numerous family members.
Peter was a wonderful and caring husband, father, and grandfather, and he leaves us with a legacy of unflinching courage, determination, and above all, love of his family.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place with a private family interment at a later date. Prayers will be held Monday. January 19th, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame du Portage Catholic Church as well as a Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 20th where friends and family will gather at 12:00 noon celebrated by Father Alan Campeau O.M.I. Honorary pallbearers are: Bill and Cory Keeler, Marion "Sugar" Sieradzki, John Paul Jones, Allan Morris, Bill Murphy, Oli North, Peter Cowley and Joe RedThunderBoy.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation, 21 Sylvan St., Kenora ON P9N 3W7 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements have been made at Kenora Community Funeral Home.
On line condolences may be made at email@example.com. (807) 547-6000.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 12:00 Noon
Notre Dame du Portage Catholic Church
September 3, 1921 - January 18, 2004
Thelma Mableson, beloved wife of Jim Mableson, passed away on January 18, 2004.
Born in Kenora on September 3, 1921, Thelma was the daughter of Ethel and Harry Hives. She shared a very special lifelong friendship with her
sisters - Kay Carlson, twin Millie Anderson (Carl) and Alice Duffus (Jim). Her marriage to Jim and family life with their children, Lyn Hando (Ron), Lorna Astley and Bill (Diana), became the focus of her life.
Thelma was a spirited woman with a zest for life. In her early years, she took pleasure in playing baseball, skating and swimming. As a wife and mother, she was a homemaker who was fond of sewing and knitting. Family pleasures included building a home, fishing, boating and spending time at the camp on Lake of the Woods. She enjoyed a caring relationship with her grandchildren, Michelle, Bob, Murray, Ross, Jason and Heather.
Thelma's love of people was evident in her friendliness, personal warmth, and shared laughter. Her creativity was expressed in photography and painting. As a member of The Kenora Art Club, she developed skill in oils and watercolours. She gained a great deal of pleasure not only from art itself but also from the camaraderie and support of her fellow artists.
Loving and much loved, she will be remembered with joy and dearly missed.
A Service of Celebration of her life took place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2004 in the Pinecrest Auditorium.
BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.
Ellen Isobel Heimbecker
April 9, 1933 - January 3, 2004
Ellen Isobel Heimbecker, devoted wife and mother of two, died Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Born April 9, 1933, Ellen grew up in Kenora, Ontario. At the age of 18 she was an accomplished life guard and was in charge of a swimming program for over 2,000 children.
After finishing high school in Kenora she attended Manitoba Normal School and graduated with a teaching degree. Ellen taught a second grade special education class for one year.
She married Merlyn Heimbecker in 1955 and moved to Langdon, North Dakota. Gregory John was born in 1958 and four years later the Heimbeckers had a baby girl, Carlyn Marie. In 1964 they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where Merlyn worked as a manager for K-Mart.
Ellen served as a Girl Scout leader for many years. She loved the Rock Creek Park where the Heimbeckers lived until 2000.
In the last decade she became passionate about her family's genealogy and spent countless hours mapping family trees that stretched back through Canada, Germany, Ireland and Italy.
In 2000, Ellen and Merlyn moved to Yuma, Arizona to enjoy warm winters and a delightful retirement community. In 2000, Ellen lost her husband to a sudden death, but found a new sense of independence.
In 2003, Ellen's daughter Carlyn preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son Greg; her grandsons A.J., Trace, Sam and Jonas; her sisters Geraldine and Georgina; and her brother Jack.
Donations in Ellen's name can be made to the American Cancer Society.
October 14, 1936 - January 20, 2004
Aged 67 Years Old
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Dearly loved and sadly missed by John Paul Sr., John Paul Jr., Margaret, William, Jenilee, Dino, Claudie, Eva, Dean, Christine, Frank, Marjorie, Kylie, Jacie, Jeffrey, Cherie, Gina, Shon, Irene, Isabel, Alan, Linda, Jonathon, Dawn Lynn plus many other relatives, friends, and her fellow bingo players.
The viewing will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2004 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Kenora ON.
The Funeral will be on Monday, January 26, 2004 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at The Golden Eagle Charitable Casino in Kenora, Ontario.
God saw her getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put his arms around her
And Whispered "Come with Me".
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away
Although we loved her dearly
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Thomson Funeral Chapels - 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB - (204) 783-7211
Funeral on Monday, January 26, 2004
Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at The Golden Eagle Charitable Casino, Kenora ON
Suddenly, on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, in her 65th year.
Predeceased by her husband Allan Therrien.
Dear daughter of Olive and the late William Burns. Loving mother of Bill Therrien, Cathy Gauthier, Holly Cummings and the late Dan Cummings. Cherished by her 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Gwen will be remembered by her 3 sisters, 3 brothers and her many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at The Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Friday, January 30, 2004 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.
Funeral Service will take place at The Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow.
If desired, donations to the Dominick Benoit Medical Care Fund would be appreciated by the family.
TORRANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL
Parry Sound, ON (705) 746-4664
Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 1 p.m.
Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel - Parry Sound, ON