Funeral Announcements

Keewatin, Jonathan Sean

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Jonathan Sean Keewatin, a resident of Kenora, Ontario, passed away November 3, 2017 in Kenora, Ontario, band member of Grassy Narrows.

My brother was born in Kenora, Ontario at the local hospital, where in the surrounding areas has taken up roots and has moved to and from all surrounding areas but for the most part chose Kenora as his home. He was raised in care since very young. His hobbies were drawing. (Jon has a very unique and bold style when it comes to art).

He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family, enjoyed telling stories and jokes, making others laugh.

Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at the Minnow Say Win Building in Grassy Narrows, Ontario.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Minnow Say Win Building in Grassy Narrows with interment to follow.

Online condolences may be made a www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.

Fair, Nathan Ernest "OJ'

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In Loving Memory of
Nathan Ernest "OJ' Fair
February 3, 1985 – November 4, 2017

Our beloved Nathan Ernest “OJ” Fair, “Miskogoneyaash” (Red Thunderbird Flying), of Shoal Lake No. 40, died on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Nathan is survived by his parents Karen and Tim Cowley, and father Earl (Shona) Wapioke. He leaves behind his children Tameeka Paypom, Creedence “Breezy” Paypom-Fair, Xeria Kelly and step-children Jordanson, Carter, Jacoby, and Charlie Henry.

Nathan is remembered for his infectious laugh and sense of humour, with which he touched and enriched many lives. He was an avid gamer, a talented breakdancer, rapper, and comedian.

A Traditional Wake will be held at Knox United Church (116 Fifth Avenue South, Kenora, Ontario) on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 starting at 4:00 PM. A traditional service and burial will follow in the same location on Wednesday, November 6th, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM, with Elder Ken Kakeeway Sr. leading the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nathan’s honour to Anamiewigummig Fellowship Centre (208 Water Street, Kenora, Ontario).

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Paul, Evelyn

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It is with sadness that the family wishes to announce the peaceful passing of Evelyn Margaret Paul (Lundin) on September 26th.

She will be greatly missed by her brother Ron Lundin (Marnie), brother in law Tom Storey (Meryl), four daughters, Susan Winter (Paddy), Nancy Hendrickson  (Carl), Debbie Kendall (Gregg) and Elizabeth Storey  (Roger); stepsons, Ken Paul and Terry Paul (Karen); grandchildren, Ian Winter (Sarah), Raegan Gilmore, Bethany Hendrickson (Adam), Michael Hendrickson, Robert Kendall (Erin), Richard Kendall (Ritika), David Kendall (Whitney), Kelsey Lozenski (Kevin), David Lozenski (Jordan), Sandy Paul, Kim Paul, Ryan Paul (Erin), and Michael Paul (Jennifer).  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Her life was enriched by all her great grandchildren and most recently, baby Levi who brightened her final days.

A Celebration of Mom’s life will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:00 am with Pastor Cathy Giroux officiating.

“Grief never ends … but it changes.  It’s a passage, not a place to stay.  Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith … It is the price of love.”

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Tetreault, Louis Napolean

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Louis Napoleon Tetreault, beloved husband of Jessie Nellie Tetreault passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Pinecrest Home for the Aged Kenora, ON, with is family by his side.

Many hours of storytelling and friendship was shared at the Tetreault Kitchen table over a bottle of Rum.  Lou loved having his family and friends close. 
In 1951 met the beautiful Jessie Nellie Wolanicki at the beanery in Rainy River and he “fell in love”.  On November 12, 1952, at the Knox United Church in Rainy River, ON Louis and Jessie were married. 

Together they had six (6) children; Nellie Halverson (Bill Godin), Marina Meeks (Judson Meeks, deceased), Doris Barton (Clint Barton), Marie Morden (Alan Morden), Steven Tetreault and Darwin Tetreault.  12 grandchildren; Brian Halverson (Julie Reed), Jared Meeks (Amanda Meeks), Jonathan Meeks (Jessica Meeks), Carling Comte (Kevin Comte), Sarah Barton, Colin Barton, Devon Morden, Claire Morden, Daulton Tetreault, Chloe Tetreault, Trista Tetreault and Hayden Tetreault.  6 great grandchildren Brady Meeks, Isabelle Meeks, Aubrey Meeks, Jack Meeks, Charlotte Comte and Quinn Comte.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.  Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre with Pastor Cathy Giroux officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Duguay, Willis

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A Celebration of Life for the late Mr. Willis Duguay will be held on Saturday, September 30, 3017 from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Mark and Tammy Hulagrocki’s residence, 304 Transmitter Road.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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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.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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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.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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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!

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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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.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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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.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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