Funeral Announcements

Grouda, Paulette Marie

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March 2, 1954 - August 27, 2017

It is with deepest sorrow, the family of Paulette Marie Grouda wish to announce her sudden passing on August 27th, 2017 in Thunder Bay. She was born on March 2nd, 1954 in Baudette, Minnesota. She was predeceased by her father and mother-in-law, Winnie Olson, and cat Tanya.

Left to mourn is her loving spouse of 45 years, Don Olson; her step-daughter, Dawn (Roger); step-son, David (Pat); granddaughter, Makenna; grandsons, Jordan, Brady, and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Ella, Autumn and Cashden; and her cat Tekha.

At 18 years of age she began her career at Jaffray Mellick town office, eventually becoming Deputy Clerk attaining her A.M.C.T. designation, moving to Kenora City Hall in 2000 due to amalgamation, and working as the mayor's executive assistant until her retirement. After her retirement, she continued to work as a secretary for the Police Board and was custodian of the Shaw office for the rest of her life. Her days were jam packed with her volunteer work as vice president of the Lake of the Woods Historical Society at the Mather Walls house for approximately 20 years. Paulette was a compassionate friend to many. She practiced piano every day and enjoyed having tea with friends and watching Coronation Street.

Funeral services were held on Friday September 1st, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Kenora. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Cat Shelter or the Mather Walls Historical House.

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Marr, Bill

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December 30, 1933 – September 7, 2017

On September 7, 2017, Bill Marr died at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ontario.

He is fondly remembered by his wife and best friend of 60 years, Norah (Collins), his son Bill (Debra and children Gabriella, Alessandra, and Sebastian), son Glenn (Nathalie and son Aidan), son Geoff, and son Peter (children Justin, Kristin, Logan, and Morgan). He was predeceased by daughter Nancy in 1979. His sister Bette Stout resides in Kenora.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff of the hospital for their kindness and caring for Bill and their thoughtfulness to our family.

An afternoon honouring Bill’s memory will be held at the Clarion Lakeside Inn in Kenora from 2 – 5PM on Saturday, September 23. Beginning at 2:30 friends and family will recount stories of Bill and his wonderful life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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McCammon, June

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June 22nd 1944 – Aug 28th 2017

Daughter of John and Astrid Gustafson, leaves behind, sister Mae Yakiwchuk and brother Clifford Gustafson, widow of Jim McCammon (1967-1998) and widow of Jim Bennett (1998-2015) and proud mother of Dean McCammon and Rodney McCammon.

June McCammon was born in Red Lake, Ontario and started a new life in 1970 in Kenora, Ontario.

She worked in the Kenora court house and retired to Mexico where she enjoyed her days.  She came back to Canada to spend the summer months visiting family and friends and to get away from the Mexican heat in the summer.  June lived life to the fullest and has many friends and family.

The family is hoping to see everyone at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a farewell at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery Columbarium. 

Food and drinks will be at the Eagles Nest in downtown Kenora, June’s favorite place to socialize.  We thank you all for your condolences and see you there!

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Seymour, Peter Joseph

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November 11, 1946 – September 9, 2017

With his family by his side Joseph Peter Seymour passed away on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital at the age of 70 years.

Joebit is survived by his children Lana Major, Andrew (Tiny) Major (Alysia), Bernice Major, grandchildren, Mark Major, Franklin Redsky, Brendan Major, Zane Namaypoke, Isaac Kavanaugh, Jordan Jack, Andyn Major, T.J. Jack, Karleigh Jack, Cassie Major, Novah Namaypoke.  He is also survived by his sister Caroline (Andy) and nieces and nephews Randy White (Claudine), Rhonda White, Ramsay (Wahbee) (Charlene), Ryan White (Prairie Rose), Ramanda White, A.J. White, John (Miinas) (Jojo) White, Jocelyn (Chris) White, Greyfox White, and their children.  Also too numerous to name cousins and relatives from the Treaty #3 area.

The Wake will begin at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at the Dalles Community Hall.  Traditional Ceremony will be at 10:00am Thursday, September 14th, 2017 with a luncheon to follow.

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Portier, Eileen

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May 23, 1917 - September 5, 2017

Eileen Mary Portier - a resident of Pinecrest Home for the Aged passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 100.

She was predeceased by her husband George, her parents, brothers Bert Honeysett, Frank and Billy Creed, sisters Phyllis Kitt and Madeline Attrux and daughter Doreen Foster.

She is survived by her children Aime and Aurele, her grandson Kert (Karen) Foster, brothers Phil (Helen) Creed and Les Creed and sister Marcelle White and sister in law Rose Honeysett.  She will also be missed by special friends Andrew and Julia Wagenaar.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 am at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church with Father Rudy Manaloto officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

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Green, Frederick

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November 4, 1945 - September 1, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Fredrick Green, also known as Shooshoo. Fred passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital on Friday September 1, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.

Fred is survived by his wife Nancy. Daughters Ann, Debbie (Danny), Marilyn, and Pearl. Son Clayburn (Shauna). Sister Verna (Ronnie) Brother Jimmie (Laura). Grandchildren Nikki (Nathan), Brittney (Burn), Preston (Tia), Kara (Garry), Leroy (Laura), Clayton (Angela), Kodie (Jon), Ricky, Tony (Gwen), Becky (Daniel), Joseph, Trey, Kendra (Rowen), Tyson, Aarro, Kellen, Devon (Shaylon), Skyler and Princeton. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.

Wake services will be held in Kenora at The United Pentecostal Church on Tuesday September 5th, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Funeral services will be held in Kenora at The United Pentecostal Church on Wednesday September 6th, 2017 commencing at 11:00am. Officiated by Pastor Robert Wittmeier. Burial to take place at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

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Clemmens, Lillian

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It is with deep sorrow that the family of Lillian Margaret Clemmens announce her passing on August 30, 2017.

Mom was born on April 17, 1920 in Kenora.  She married the love of her life, Hugh, on August 5, 1942.  They enjoyed 51 years of marriage until Dad’s passing February 20, 1994.

Mom is survived by her five children.  Three daughters; Linda (Rene) Garrow; Nancy (Rene) Spencer; Debbie (Richard) Gan; two sons, Bill (Lorrie) Clemmens and Bob (Gale) Clemmens; 11 grandchildren; Susan (Rob) Garrow-Oliver, Traci (Phil) St. Germain, Diane (Jeff) Moar, Carrie (Marty) Camire, Dan (Andrea) Clemmens, Matt (Mindy) Spencer, Bob Spencer, Mandy Spencer (Vern), Rodger Davis, Ryan (Dana) Davis, Jamie Clemmens (Anna); 14 great-grandchildren; Logan, Mason and Megan Spencer, Lucas Spencer; Jenna, Matthew and Kylie Camire; Will (Sylvia), Jax and Tatiana Davis, Victoria, Samantha and Austin Davis and Zoey Clemmens.

Immediate cremation has taken place. A private family service and interment to follow at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined, if friends so desire donations in Mom’s memory to Mom’s favourite charity The Salvation Army or the Lake of the Woods District Hospital would be appreciated.

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Marchand, Bill (William)

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden peaceful passing of our Beloved Husband, Father, Pepere, and friend Bill (William) Marchand, age 57, on July 31st, 2017. Bill was a resident of Kenora, ON, and was working in Nackawic, New Brunswick. He will be forever cherished and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his loving wife of 35 years Carol, sons Jordan (Delaney), Adrian (Jonie) and his two grandsons Braeden and Maverick. He leaves to mourn his Father-­In-Law Armand Marion, Brother in-Law Denis Marion, Sister in-law and Brother in-Law Mona and Jim Boss along with several nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both his parents Florent Marchand (1996), Jeannine Marchand, (2004) and most recently his Sister Ginette Marchand (2016). Also predeceased by his Mother in-Law Lorraine Marion (1994).

Bill was a very quiet, gentle, philosophical, hard-working and patient man. He had a beautiful smile and was a good joke teller. Being around family and friends was also important to him. He loved to cook, especially making his homemade pizzas, spaghetti sauces, and was a master at meat and fruit pies. He enjoyed taking the family on road trips, camping, swimming, fishing, and golfing. He also enjoyed passing his time by reading and solving crossword and sudoku puzzles. He would spend hours just sitting on the deck gazing at the water during the day, and listening to the loons at night. He also loved to peacefully watch the Northern Lights when they were visible. He was always there for advice and always took time to help his sons, especially with their homework. He loved to show off his math skills. He loved .spending time with his grandchildren and was so happy to welcome his second grandson while home for vacation in mid July.

Immediate Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bill's Life will take place at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Kenora, ON, Sept. 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation (CT Scan).

 We love you and will always miss your beautiful smile.

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McAdam, Marion

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Marion Elizabeth MacAdam, beloved wife of James Boulton and mother to Christopher Boulton-MacAdam passed away August 9th, 15 days before her 67th birthday. Marion had struggled with dementia for a number of years and chose Physician assisted suicide to end her life, rather than suffer the final indignities of the disease.

Marion is survived by her husband James Boulton, and her son Christopher MacAdam-Boulton, her step daughter Emilie Collins-Boulton, her sister Margaret MacAdam, and brothers John MacAdam, Murray MacAdam, Phillip MacAdam and Collin MacAdam, and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, John Harold MacAdam, and Marion Francis MacAdam (Dewis).

Marion held a diverse repertoire of positions in Kenora; working for Confederation College as both a session master and a program supervisor, where she worked with many First Nation communities, assisting them to achieve their educational needs. She then moved on to become program co-ordinator for women in non-traditional trades and from there spent several years working as a program consultant for the Kenora Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and following that, the Kenora office of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Marion was a unique, bright and diverse human being whose passing will be greatly felt in the hearts of all who loved her.

The family invites all those who knew our sweet Marion to join in a Celebration of her Life, to take place August 22, at Knox United Church 2 - 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Triple Play.

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Fraser, Jeanne


October 26, 1951 May 15, 2017

It is with profound, deep sadness, the family of Jeanne (Virginia) Fraser announce her peaceful passing after a very long, courageous, battle with Parkinson's disease. A very bright light in our family has gone out. She leaves us to be reunited with our family members and friends who have a special place waiting for her in heaven.

Jeanne is survived by her loving husband of 26 years John, step children John Fraser Jr. (Anissa), Maurice Fraser (Leanne), Jennifer Moncrief (Raymond), six beautiful grandchildren Hannah Beth and Cameron Fraser, Emily, Sarah, Cassandra, and Nicholas Moncrief, and our beautiful great granddaughter Phoenix Grandbois.

Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Isabella Jorgenson, her brother Robert Jorgenson of Los Angelas, California, mother and father in law Martha and Harold Fraser, brother in law Maurice Fraser, sister in law Carol Fraser, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jeanne is also survived by her brothers Jack Jorgenson (Karen), Barry Jorgenson (Gail), brothers in-law and sisters in-law Larry Fraser, lgnace Ontario, Don and Roberta Fraser of Surrey BC, Eva and Joe Gan, Robert and Linda Fraser of Kamloops BC, Bill and Roberta Fraser, Richard Fraser, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and her beautiful, very loved German Shepard, Belle Angel.

A very special thank you to all the staff and administration at Pinecrest Home, especially Unit one for your kindness to Jeanne and our family in our time of need.

A Celebration of Jeanne's life will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:30am. Interment of ashes at the
Columbarium at Lake of the Woods Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. Luncheon to follow at Masonic Hall, 413 Second St South, Kenora ON.

If desired, donations in honour of Jeanne can be made to It's a Dog's Life, care of Box 291 Keewatin, ON, POX 1CO, or Pinecrest Home, (Auxiliary), 1220 Valley Drive P9N 2W7, or a charity of one's choice, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

1 Timothy 6.7, Job 1.21
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out, The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

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