November 27, 1931 - March 8, 2004
Dempsey Knowles passed away in a Toronto, Ontario hospital on March 8, 2004. He had suffered with diabetes for years and later with cancer.
Dempsey was born in Dyment, Ontario on November 27, 1931.
He is survived by one sister Ruth Fraser (Lloyd) of Parksville, B.C. and one brother Allan Knowles of Vancouver, B.C., along with several nieces and nephews. Dempsey is also survived by his long time friend Shirley of Toronto, Ontario.
Cremation took place in Toronto, Ontario.
Randall E. Anderson
May 18, 1938 - February 25, 2004
With heavy hearts our family announces the passing of Randall (Randy) Anderson, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.
Ran was born on May 18,1938 to Fred and Nellie Anderson in Kenora, Ontario, and was raised in Lakeside, the eldest of three boys.
Even as a youth, Ran was a hard worker. As a young man he was employed in construction with his father and brothers as well as other local construction firms, and later obtained his carpentry trade papers from George Brown College in Toronto. He joined the then Kenora Board of Education in 1968 in Maintenance, taking great pride in his work until ill health forced an early leave in 1999. Ran officially retired on May 31, 2003.
Along with his tireless work ethic, Ran nurtured many talents. He was a landscape artist who as a young boy sold his small oil paintings to patrons on his paper route. In the 1970's he turned his talents to cake decorating, and through the years became a local favorite for creating unique & beautiful cakes. Beyond his profession he also enjoyed "puttering" on personal woodworking projects in his home workshop.
Ran was very proud of his Swedish heritage, and joined the local Vasa Order of America Lodge. He was an active member of CUPE Local 1939.He contributed to the Rideout Northward Community Club for many years as a sports coach and handiman extraordinaire. He enjoyed bowling in local leagues, and fishing was a continuing interest throughout Ran's life. He was a dependable person, a giving friend, and a true family man, constantly putting others before himself.
Ran experienced illness from early childhood. Lung problems, eye disease (Retinitis Pigmentosa), renal failure, blastomycosis (lungs, skin, and brain), and cancer were all coped with in his very special way. Since 2000 he courageously fought his illnesses to enjoy his family and life to the fullest. We all thank him for that!
Mourning his passing are his wife and companion of more than 37 years, Millie, daughter Kathy (Pierre) and "granddog" Ridley of Kenora, son Fred (BJ) and "grandcats" Einar and Jake of Edmonton, AB, brothers Lyle (Wendy) of Alberta and Glen (Georgina) of Kenora, Uncle Ernest Lindstrom of Kenora, nieces Diane Anderson (Tom), Shelly (Mark) Courtney, nephew Dan Anderson (Karen) all of British Columbia, nieces Tracey (Greg) Sinclair of Kenora, Crystal (Peter) Grande of Ajax, ON, brother-in-law Alf Sawkins of Kenora, and cousins in Kenora, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Sweden. Ran's friendship will also be missed by special friends Bill & Gwen Zroback, Ted & Pat Cederwall, and the staff and "coffee buddies" at Luby's 9th Street store.
Ran was predeceased by his parents Fred & Nellie (Lindstrom) Anderson, an infant brother, aunts and uncles Edna (Ernie) Anderson, Engner (Hilda) Lindstrom, Alice (Einar) Nilsen, Ethel (Charlie) Bergman, Carl (Olga) Lindstrom, Margaret Lindstrom, and relatives in Sweden, as well as parents-in-law Harold & Kit Sawkins, and sister-in-law Rosellyn Sawkins.
A memorial service will take place Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Alban's Cathedral with The Very Reverend Hugh Matheson officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.
The family would like to thank Dr. R. Ramchander, the staff of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (especially those on 2 East), and the Palliative Care nurses for their care and concern. Appreciation also goes to Dr. C. Rigatto and the staff of the Peritoneal Dialysis unit at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg for their ongoing support.
If so desired, donations in Ran's memory would be appreciated to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation-CT Fund, the CNIB, Kidney Foundation, or charity of one's choice.
On line Condolences may be made at kcfh@voyageur .ca
Kenora Community Funeral Home (807) 547-6000
Thursday, March 4, 2004
St. Alban's Cathedral in Kenora
Olga Annie Gosnell
November 23, 1933 - February 21, 2004
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of our wife and mother, Olga Gosnell (nee Kolisnyk) at her residence on February 21, 2004.
Olga was born on November 23, 1933 in Stuartburn, Manitoba, the youngest daughter of Michael and Annie Kolisnyk, and brother Bill Kolisnyk.
She was married March 6, 1958 to Scott Gosnell. They resided in the Rainy River area, primarily on the family farm. In subsequent years they moved to Sleeman.
Olga was employed for eleven years as a Red Cross Homemaker. She retired in 1989.
Olga loved her family dearly and placed them as her foremost priority in life. She was an avid gardener and will be fondly remembered for her beautiful flower beds and large vegetable garden. She enjoyed nature, and all of God's creatures, especially birds. Olga spent countless hours engaging in her favorite pastime of crocheting, and shared her handiwork with family and friends. Olga was a kind and compassionate woman who always had time to give of herself, be it a favorite recipe, flowers, a home cooked meal, produce from her garden, or just to show her love and concern.
Olga will be dearly missed by her husband Scott, of Sleeman, Ontario, her son Tim, of Sleeman, Ontario, and her two daughters Anna and Kimberley, of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
We will always love you, Mom, and keep you in our hearts forever,
Tim, Anna and Kimberley
I love you, Hon and you will always be with me,
"Just as I am without one plea,
But that thy blood was shed for me,
And that thou bid'st me
Come to Thee, O Lamb of God
I come! I come!"
- William Bradbury, Charolette Elliot
January 15, 1920 - February 26, 2004
On February 26, 2004 Dorothy passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital at the age of 84.
She is survived by daughters Pat Kornas and Barbara Lowe; grandson Paul Kornas (Holly), great granddaughters Jaime and Taylor Kornas, granddaughter Susan Kornas (Jeff) and grandson David Kornas; sister-in-law Betty Lowe and brother-in-law Ray Wiggins, numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Rod Lowe, her parents Robert (Roy) and Emma King and five older brothers and sisters.
Mom was born at home in Plato, Saskatchewan January 15, 1920. Her younger years were spent on the family farm there and later in Moose Jaw where she completed her education. She worked in Moose Jaw until she joined the "RCAF" and was stationed as a "wireless operator" in Pat Bay, B.C. There she met Rod and they were married August 3, 1944. They moved to Coal Harbour, B.C. until the end of WW II. They moved to Fort William, ON, then to Kenora where they made their permanent home.
Mom was a full time homemaker until the children were grown. She entered the work force with the Kenora Board of Education until retirement. She was a member of Knox United Church which she served in many capacities.
Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling in their retirement years throughout Canada and Great Britain.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lass, Dr. Beveridge and nursing staff on Third East for their care and kindness.
Cremation has taken place. According to Mom's wishes, there will be no service. The family will gather at a later date.
If friends and family so desire, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to a charity of their choice.
"Life's Work Well Done"
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Allan Fredrick McKie
Allan Fredrick McKie passed away Monday, February 23, 2004 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.
He is survived by his loving wife Rita and sister Catherine Slight,
daughters Nancy Cox (Lorne), Katherine Stoddart (Larry) and grandchildren Ron Cox (Ellen), Terry Cox (Tammy), Chris Cox, Craig Stoddart (Fran), Ryan Stoddart (Jennifer); great grandchildren Matthew and Jordan Cox, Sage and Gwen Stoddart. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Allan was born in 1921 and after returning from Overseas he built his
barber shop where he worked for 50 years. He retired in 1995.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a quiet Celebration of Life with Allan's family and close friends on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at Al's home at 2:00 p.m.
In Allan's memory, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Celebration of Life
2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004
Leonard Henry Tittlemier
In loving memory of Leonard Tittlemier, a resident of Keewatin, Ontario, who passed away on Friday, February 26, 2004 at the age of 76, at the Lake of the Woods Hospital.
Len was predeceased by his daughter Sharon Neniska, his daughter-in-law Barbara Tittlemier, his parents John and Mary Tittlemier, his brothers Ken Tittlemier, Calvin Tittlemier, and his sister Irene Letain.
Len leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife Audrey of 60 years. He also leaves his son Robert (Andrea). his sisters Helen, Alice St. Denis, and Dorothy (Len) Spencer. Gramps also leaves behind his grandsons, Doug (Crystal), Scott (Kim), and Trevor (Melody), and his granddaughter Ashley as well as his great-grandchildren Kiersten, Amber, Kyle, Walker, Austin, and Cordel who will miss great-gramps dearly. Gramps will also be missed by his faithful companion, his dog Fluffy.
We would to thank Dr. Beveridge, Dr. Bowerman, and all the nurses in the I.C.U who took such good care of Len, (our gramps). God Bless You All.
Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons Doug, Scott, and Trevor.
A Memorial Service for Len will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 2:00 pm at the Kenora Community Funeral Home in Keewatin. Cremation has taken place.
As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 3064, Kenora, Ontario P9N 4L8 in memory of Leonard Tittlemier.
On Line Condolences may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenora Community Funeral Home
Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 2 p.m.
Kenora Community Funeral Home