Anne Beatrice Kirkpatrick
February 5, 1920 - January 29, 2004
Born in Dana, Saskatchewan to Nicholas and Wilhemina Misiura on February 5, 1920, Anne lived to be 83 years young.
Anne was predeceased by her twin sons Denis and Brent, her husband William and by 5 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her children Peter (Shirley) Kirkpatrick, their children Jeremy (Krissy), and Lonny (Heather); and Marylou Ingo and her children Heather (Acadia University) and Karen, and son-in-law Brian Ingo, all of Kenora; as well as three sisters, one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.
Anne and Bill were married on May 15, 1943 in Saskatoon, Sask. They spent their first years living in Great Bear Lake, complete with a dog team and the midnight sun. From there they moved to Red Lake where their children were born. They arrived in Kenora in 1952, building and settling in their home in Donkirk Heights.
Anne was a devoted mother to Peter and Lou. She spent their early years at home and was a very active member of the Parent Teacher Association. She sat on the executive of many organizations, usually as the finance person. When the kids were on their own two feet, Anne took a job as the bookkeeper for Jack K. Doner, LLB and remained there for 22 years, retiring at 67. Her financial expertise haunted her children to the end. She could be seen at her adding machine when they made purchases for her, wanting to pay back every penny.
After retirement, Anne and Bill travelled extensively and upon his death, she got her driver's license at age 63. We were so proud of her for that. She moved from the family home in 1993 and into the LaVerendrye apartments where she lived until her death.
Anne was always pleasant, soft-spoken, strong in her own quiet way and a great source of inspiration to her children and as we are learning, to many others. She truly enjoyed her friends from Donkirk Heights (we have memories of great neighbourhood parties) and she maintained many of those relationships when she moved into the LaVerendrye. There, she made new friends who have been very good to her, especially as it became more difficult for her to get about. She loved a good joke, a good laugh and the camaraderie of her friendships.
During the past couple of years, as her health failed, she was in great pain, and yet she never complained. She remained interested in her investments, politics and current events. When she could no longer sew, knit and cook, reading became her passion and the library would deliver books to her apartment. She had a running inventory of what she had read and what she wanted to read.
Anne was a seamstress extraordinaire, making all of Lou's clothing until there was protest for store bought items. She made evening gowns for herself and all of her family sport mitts, toques, scarves, and sweaters made by her. We have cupboards of wool and material to contend with!
And we would be remiss if we did not say that her grandchildren were the greatest source of her pride and joy. She always wanted to know what they were doing, how their marks were and she attended Karen's concerts in the past year even when she could hardly walk. They will miss her.
We celebrate the fact that Nannie was able to be in her own home until the end. She, and therefore we, would not ask for more than that.
We love you, we will miss you dearly and we are richer for having had you in our lives. You will live on through all of us. xxoo May the Lord wrap His arms around you and hold you tight.
A reception to celebrate Anne's life will be held at the Lakeside Inn and Convention Centre on Thursday, February 19, 2004. Please join us for "coffee and chat" between 3 - 5 p.m. in memory of Anne.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital CT Scan.
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Mr. John Hulagrocki, a resident of Kenora, Ontario, passed away February 25, 2004 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital.
Dad was born February 28, 1920 in Brody, Poland of Ukrainian and Polish descent. He came to Canada by ship in 1929 with his mother Maria and younger brother Steve. His father Theodore (Fred) was already here working for the "C.P.R."
His early working days consisted of helping with the family finances by picking blueberries and fishing. He earned every penny from the "Daily Reminder Newspaper" for his spending money; especially during the winter season as it was challenging to walk in the deep snow around Round Lake and brick yard areas.
During his teen years, he had the opportunity to work on the "Extra Gang" on the CPR (for 30 cents per hour). The crew changed the rails by hand. He enlisted in June 1941 with the "Royal Canadian Army Service Corp" and discharged October 1945. We liked to listen to the stories of the "POW Camps" and mother's stories of the time at Prince George Army Camp when dad was stationed there, after they were married on April 29, 1944.
Football and hockey were two of his favorite sports at Lakewood High School while on the senior team, and especially fishing with his brother Steve for big jackfish at Round Lake because of the deeper depth.
He retired from Mando Paper Mill (Logging Division, Norman Powerhouse Operator and Kenora Powerhouse Operator) on February 28, 1983. He took long walks on the harbourfront, until his declining health slowed him down.
For years he has been a member of the I.B.E.W. Union, Kenora Knights of Columbus, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #12 and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Dad took pride in remodeling the family home on 4th Street North in the early 50's. Any job he tackled sparkled with his special touch - this included the family camp at Longbow Lake.
John was predeceased by his parents Theodore (Fred) and Maria and his loving wife of 59 years Anne (Luby) Hulagrocki on May 25, 2003.
He is survived by his three children: Margaret A. Hulagrocki (Kenora), Jean Marie Hulagrocki (B.C.), and James J. Hulagrocki (Cathy), two grandchildren, Don (Lynn) Matlock (Kenora) and Kristopher Hulagocki (Longbow Lake), two great granddaughters Jaymie, Helen Matlock and Alexis D. Matlock (both of Kenora), his brother Steve (Jackie) Hulagrocki (Kenora), nieces and nephews. Also, there are relations in the Ukraine.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Monday, March 1, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre with Father Daren Gallivan officiating. Burial at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in the family plot.
On behalf of the family, we would like to thank all the Nursing Staff at the Lake of the Woods Hospital, Club Day Away, as well as Com Care and Community Support Services for Seniors and the strong support from the local community.
Donations can be made to Club Day Away at Pinecrest Nursing Home, CNIB, the Arthritis Society, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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Celebration of Life
10 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2004
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and friend Jeannine Marchand. She left peacefully on March 11, 2004 with her family at her side at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.
Jeannine was predeceased by her husband Florent, and survived by her daughter Ginette (Regina, SK), son Bill and daughter-in-law Carol, and grandsons Jordan and Adrian (Kenora, ON).
Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, March 29, 1925. She met, fell in love with, and married, Florent on October 9, 1945 and had celebrated 50 years of marriage before his passing in June 1996. She moved to Kenora in 1998 from Regina to be closer to her grandchildren. She had a passion for the outdoors. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. She was an avid
gardener spending hours maintaining her vegetable and flower gardens. She also loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and needle-point.
She enjoyed being involved and active with her family. Her experience and wisdom will be truly missed. She will never leave our thoughts and our hearts. She was our best friend.
According to her wishes, there will be no service. Immediate cremation has taken place. A private family burial will occur at a later date.
The family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and
helpfulness in our time of need and sorrow. Thank you to the staff at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Dr. Pederson, the ICU nursing staff, 2nd Est nursing staff, and Jan Longe of Palliative Care. Thank you to the
nursing staff at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home, the Com Care staff,
especially Liz Playfair-Grafham, and Community Support for Seniors (meals on wheels).
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the CT Scanner Fund at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Jeannine's memory would be appreciated.
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Ken McInnes, late of Cherryhill Circle in London, at the age of 93, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on April 8th.
Ken was predeceased by Thelma, his wife of 63 years. He is survived by his sons, Dan of London, Bill of Thunder Bay, and Mac of Toronto, and their families. Ken is also survived by his sister, Evelyn Webster and her family.
At Ken's request, there will be no funeral service.
Cremation has taken place.
The family wishes to thank Lucan Restview Retirement Home Staff for their care and compassion while Ken was there.
Westview Funeral Chapel (519-641-1793) entrusted with arrangements.
Muriel Joyce Casson
Former Keewatin resident Muriel Casson (Atcheson) of Red Rock, Ontario passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital on March 30, 2004.
Predeceased by husband Ian, both parents, and brother Gordon.
She leaves two sisters Mrs. Doris (Richard) Bielby, Keewatin and
Mrs. Delaine (Cam) Todesco, Red Rock, Ontario; her beloved nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Valorie Atcheson. Also her dear friends, Miriam, Ann and Tammy.
Service and burial in Thunder Bay.
Suddenly on Thursday, March 25, 2004
Annette Bremner, beloved wife of Leon Bremner, passed away at Concordia Hospital (Winnipeg, Manitoba) at the age of 72 years.
Annette is survived by her children, Ernie (Joanne) Bremner, Gail (Sig) Loewen, Dennis (Valari) Bremner and Cheryl (Bruce) King; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; her brothers, Danny Lamirande, Arthur Lamirande, Wilfred Lamirande, sisters, Anita Heidman and Irene Marshalok.
She was predeceased by her parents Leona and Joseph Lamirande and brother Edward Lamirande and sister Shirley Thibodeau.
Annette, a woman with a winning smile and infectious laugh, was known to make herself available to help everyone. Her entire family was her pride and joy.
She was a member of the Canadian Daughters.
Funeral Mass was held on Monday, March 29, 2004 at Holy Family Church, Winnipeg, MB. Canadian Daughters were honorary guards.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson Foundation of Canada, 302 - 171 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1M3.
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Shirley Ann Clifford
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Shirley Ann Clifford. Shirley fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away on April 1, 2004 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, in Kenora, Ontario, with her family by her side.
Shirley was born September 3, 1947 in Rainy River, Ontario to Ralph and Alice Larson. She grew up in Bergland, Ontario when she was a teenager, went to work for a summer at Arrowhead Resort in Nestor Falls. She met her future husband John and after a short four month courtship, they married. During their 38 years of marriage Shirley and John were inseparable. The couple moved around for a couple of years and then settled back in Bergland where they lived for the next sixteen. The family then moved to Kenora in 1987. Shirley was employed at Pat's Outboard, then Woodlake Marine and finally at Degagne Motors until being diagnosed with cancer in December.
Shirley always had a positive outlook and kind, caring, considerate disposition. Her world revolved around her family and friends and she always put them before herself. Her strength and courage helped to carry her family and friends even in her difficult time. Shirley loved the outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed gardening as well as spending time with her two grandchildren.
Shirley was predeceased by her son Michael, her mother Alice and father Ralph. She was also predeceased by her mother and father-in-law Eileen and Gilbert Clifford.
Her loving husband John, son Shaun, daughter-in-law Charlene and her grandsons Charlie and Joshua will sadly miss Shirley. Her sisters Sharon (Gary) Wilson of Rainy River, Bev Storkson of Fort Frances, Brenda (Mark) Jodoin of Hearst, Annette (Jon) Rousseau of Ignace and Lisa (Wes Boileau) of Fort Frances also feel deeply touched by this loss. She will be also missed by sister-in-law Fern (Guy) Setterland of Crofton, B.C., brother-in-law Terry (Elaine) Clifford of Nestor Falls and Hugh (Carol) Clifford of Sleeman. She will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Cremation has taken place and friends are welcome to attend an informal celebration of her life ceremony. A come and go tea will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at the Ukrainian Hall located at 509 - 4th Street North from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation CT Scanner, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 3W7would be appreciated.
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Life Celebration - Come and Go Tea
Thursday, April 8, 2004 from 3 - 6 p.m.