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In Memoriam is a presentation of our area funeral homes. It is heard daily after the 1pm news on CKDR.

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Glen Johnson

Added Thursday, July 31st, 2014

ImageThe death of Glen Johnson occurred at the Dryden Regional Health Centre on July 30 at the age of 74.
Glen was born at Rockpoint, SK, on Jul 9, 1940. He grew up on the family farm and received his education at Rockpoint School. He often told stories about walking or riding his horse, Betty, two miles to school and two miles back.
On Christmas of 1967, he came to Dryden to visit his sister, Evelyn, and has remained ever since. He worked for Kron’s Transport from 1957 until 1959, at which time he was hired by the local mill. Glen started in the Stores Department and advanced to become the Stores Supervisor/Superintendent. Many co-workers have noted that he had a photographic memory and was always willing to assist them.
Glen had a stroke in 1995 which caused him to leave his work.
In Glen’s earlier years, he was a first baseman in the fastball league, and he always enjoyed curling. He coached boys t-ball and softball, and remained interested in the activities of his children. He was well known for baseball games, sitting behind the umpire, and silently commenting on his calls. He looked forward to his early morning coffee sessions with his buddies. Glen also enjoyed camping, watching the campfire and travelling. His annual trips to numerous parts of the world have left lasting memories.
Left to cherish his memory are his three loving children; Glenda, Darren (Leanna), and Brian (Ashleigh); his loving wife, Isabel, whom Glen met in 1966 after she moved from Madoc, ON to nurse at the local hospital; and his three granddaughters, Timber, Maggie, and Paityn. He is also survived by his sisters; Helen Sukanen of Outlook, SK and Mavis of Edmonton, AB, and his brother Robert of Drumheller, AB and numerous nieces and nephews, including Cheryl Madgwick and family of Dryden.
He was predeceased by his father, Neil, mother, Hilda, brothers, Albert and Clifford, and sisters, Irene, Evelyn, and Myrtle.
Funeral services will be held at the First United Church at 11 am on Wednesday August 6, 2014 at with Reverend Hewitt Holmes officiating.
Cremation has already taken place with interment of ashes in the Dryden Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to Dryden High School Athletic Department.
The family of Glen Johnson wish to express their sincere thanks to all their relatives and friends for the acts of kindness received during their bereavement.

William Kuzemchuk

Added Thursday, July 31st, 2014

ImageIn Loving Memory of William “Bill” Kuzemchuk, age 79, who passed away on July 28, 2014 at the Meno Ya Win Health Centre.


Bill Kuzemchuk is survived by his wife Jacqueline, son David (Cathy), daughter Diane (Dan) and daughter Carol (Gina and family). He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren Jamie (Rocel), Brandy (Ian); Anton and Danya and 3 great grandchildren Diya, Logan and Ariya.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service for the late Bill Kuzemchuk will be held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Friday August 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Mike Mahoney officiating. Interment of ashes to follow at a later date.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation through the Sioux Lookout Funeral Home, Box 1449, Sioux Lookout Ontario, P8T 1B9.

Daisy Gutjahr

Added Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

ImageIn loving memory of Daisy Ester Gutjahr, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 29, 2014 at Princess Court in Dryden, where she called home for the past few years. She was very happy there.
Daisy was born in Switzerland on March 6, 1928. In the early 1960’s she moved with her family to Canada. She worked very hard all her life, never complained and always looked out for others and their well being. Daisy was a very private person. Her faith in the Lord gave her strength to overcome obstacles and hardships.
She was predeceased by her husband Walter and her two sons Andy and Christopher. Daisy is survived by her son Michael, her daughter Beatrice and three granddaughters.
There will be no Visitation.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday August 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Dryden Community Funeral Home’s Chapel.
Interment will follow in the Dryden Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Princess Court DECO through the Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON P8N 2X3

Kathryn Beauchene

Added Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

ImageKathryn (Kathy) Marjorie Beauchene (nee Advent) passed away peacefully Monday July 28, surrounded by loved ones following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 6, 1960 to John and Marjorie Advent in Fort Frances. She attended Morley Central, Barwick, Riverview and Fort Frances High Schools.
She worked at Greens in Nestor Falls, Red Dog Inn, Kuppers, Wilson’s and A.J. Fabrics.
She met the love of her life Dennis in Nestor Falls and they were married June 9, 1984. They just recently celebrated 30 years of marriage
She was a member of the Oxdrift Women’s Institute, the Dryden Artist Association, and the Sunset Country Quilters Guild. She was extremely talented as an artist and a sewer. She never went anywhere without her sewing machine, even to the hospital where she fixed the zipper on Dennis’ pants.
She enjoyed spending time at the cabin, fishing and swimming. She loved to dance and play walleyball with friends. She volunteered at the tuckshop at the hospital and Grace Haven. She played darts at the Go Getters.
Kathy’s laugh was instantly recognizable, you knew when she was in the room. She loved to laugh and to make people laugh. She was also a good storyteller. She maintained a positive outlook on life right to the end.
She is survived by her loving husband Dennis, her mother Marjorie Advent, sisters Jenn (Ian), Vickie (Gareth), brother Howard (Lori), nephews Andrew and Kris, brother-in-law Gary (Carole), sister-in-law Diana (Terry) nieces Christi (Steven) and Pam (Paul), nieces Patti and nephew Todd (Diane).
She is predeceased by her sister Debra and her father John, in-laws Blanche & Russel Beauchene.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday August 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Dryden Community Funeral Home’s Chapel. Interment of ashes will be in the Nestor Falls Cemetery at a later date. Honorary pallbearers are Mary LaRocque, Michelle Reid, Maureen Wall, Debbie Parr, Lori Cress and Marg Wallis.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the DRHC Room Refurbishing or a charity of choice through the Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON P8N 2X3

Rose-anna Bazinet

Added Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

ImageIn loving memory of Rose-anna Bazinet, age 90 years, who passed away peacefully on Saturday July 26th, 2014 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre.

Rose is survived by her children Martial Bazinet of Dryden, Richard Bazinet of Dryden, Allan Bazinet of Dryden, Walter Bazinet of Dryden, Raymonde Morin of Chapleau, Rejeanne Trudel of Thunder Bay, Danny Bazinet of Dryden, Donald Bazinet of Fort St. John B.C., Guy Bazinet of Calgary, Linda Parker of Victoria B.C., Claude Bazinet of Dryden, Jeannine Harrison of Dryden and Patsy Bazinet of Dryden, 30 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, brother Roger Brisson of Sudbury, sisters Lina Talbot of Serpent River, Lorrette Fountian of La Sarre PQ, Sima Bazinet of Sudbury and Annette Plante of Sudbury, as well as numerous other relatives.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Rose’s life will be held Friday August 1st, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Full Gospel Church with Pastor Kenn Parker and Pastor Velma Henderson officiating. Interment will be in the Dryden Cemetery.

If friends desire donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society online or through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca

Adrian Chase

Added Monday, July 28th, 2014

ImageIn loving memory of Adrian Louis Chase, who passed away on Thursday July 24th, 2014 at Princess Court LTC in Dryden at the age of 77.

Adrian was born on January 20, 1937 in Stenen, Saskatchewan to Emily (Dunford) and Lloyd Chase.
He grew up on a farm in Prairie River, Saskatchewan. Adrian joined the Canadian Air Force and served for five years, he became a welder and then went to St Lawrence College in Cornwall, ON. He came to Dryden in 1972 and worked with the Assessment Office until his retirement in 1995. His area of assessment was mainly Pickle Lake and Sioux Lookout. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and driving the roads. He also love photography. He always had his camera with him on his trips and took numerous pictures. Some he had framed and gave as gifts.
Adrian is survived by his siblings in order of birth; Wilma Houston, of Billingham, Washington, Alan Chase of Tacoma, Washington, Ken (Sara) Chase, of Campbell River, BC, Shirley Cook of Saskatoon, SA, Garnett (Judy) Jones, sister-in-law Alma Chase, brother-in-law Glen Smith of Perth Road, ON, many nieces and nephews and daughter Emma Lee Chase of Toronto. He is predeceased by his parents Emily and Lloyd, stepdad Clarence Jones, and his brother Frank.
There will be no Visitation as cremation has taken place.
As per Adrian’s wishes there will be no Service.
Interment of ashes will be at a later date in the Dryden Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Dryden Regional Health Centre Room Refurbishing through the Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON P8N 2X3

Rena Agnes Fotheringham

Added Monday, July 28th, 2014

Rena Agnes FotheringhamIn loving memory of Rena Agnes Fotheringham, age 90 years, who passed away peacefully on Thursday July 24th in the Dryden Regional Health Centre.

Rena is survived by her son Jim Fotheringham of Toronto, grandchildren Katie and Jordan, Tara and Alannah, sisters Stella Davies, Joan Hatch and Fran Blair of Dryden, brother Ted Skene of Fort McLeod Alberta, as well as numerous other relatives.

A Memorial Funeral Service to celebrate Rena’s life will be held Saturday August 9th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in First United Church with Reverend Hewitt Holmes officiating. Interment of ashes will be in the Dryden Cemetery.

If friends desire donations may be made to Princess Court through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca

Bergen

Added Friday, July 25th, 2014

Henry BergenHenry Bergen, b - November 09 1918 Halbstadt, Mn, d - July 19, Clagary, AB, moved to a better place, leaving behind his wife Alice of 8 1/2 years, his children Jack (Jean), (daughter in law) Connie, Dora (Al), Nettie, Bill (Annette, Mary (Harold), Linda, Lloyd (Audrey), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, one brother Jake (Helen) and friends. Henry was predeceased by his first wife Agnes, son Abe, son-in-laws Douglas Finch and Douglas Hourie, grandson Michael McInnes and great-grandson Little G. as well as all of his brothers and sisters except Jake Bergen (Helen) A service will be held August 01, 2014 in Calgary, arrangements are in the care of Pierson's Funeral Service.

Elisabeth Theresia Peterer

Added Friday, July 25th, 2014

Elisabeth Theresia PetererIn loving memory of Elisabeth Theresia Peterer, age 83 years, who passed away peacefully on Thursday July 24, 2014.

Elisabeth is survived by her children Joseph Peterer Jr. of Eagle River, Elizabeth Ulmann (Dan) of Dryden, Michael Peterer of Switzerland, and Martin Peterer of Dryden, by 2 grandchildren Richie (Brett) Ulmann and Ben (Carli) Ulmann, and sister Sr. Angelika Gredler of Austria and brother Simon Gredler of Austria, as well as numerous other relatives.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate Elisabeth’s life will be held Monday July 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Alan Campeau officiating. Interment will follow in the Dryden Cemetery.

Visitation will take place Sunday July 27th from 3 until 5 p.m. with prayers to be recited at 4:00 p.m. in the Moffat Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home.

If friends desire donations may be made to DRHC Oncology Unit through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca.

Clifford Robertson

Added Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Clifford RobertsonIn loving memory of Clifford Robertson, age 79 years, who passed away in the Dryden Regional Health Center on Tuesday, July 22nd.
Cliff is survived by his partner Rose Marginet, his daughters: Tracey Smith of Dryden and Donna Humphrey of Hinton, Alberta, son David Robertson of Dryden, by 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, his sister Jocelyn Bodnar of Thunder Bay as well as extended family Lori LaForrest of Dryden and Gaylyn Holmstrom of Kenora.
A Memorial Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Cliff Robertson will be held Saturday, July 26th at 1:00 p.m. in First United Church with Rev. Hewitt Holmes officiating.
Interment of ashes will follow in the Dryden Cemetery.
If friends desire donations may be made to the Dryden Go-Getters through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca.

Daniel Edward Badiuk

Added Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Daniel BadiukDaniel Edward Badiuk, 37 of Dryden, ON loving husband and best friend of Tamara Badiuk, and caring dad of Tyler and Alexzandra Badiuk went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 21, 2014, following a motor vehicle accident.

Danny was born on August 8, 1976 in Crow’s Nest Pass, AB and grew up in Dryden. He made many fond memories, of time spent in the great outdoors with friends and family. Meeting Tamara, the love of his life, started him on a whole new journey as a family man. He also enjoyed his work and co-workers as a heavy equipment mechanic. Danny will always be remembered for his cheerful nature, contagious laugh and never ending smile. He was well loved and his memory will always be treasured by family and friends that have been left behind.
Danny was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Claudette Badiuk. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Tamara, children Tyler and Alexzandra, his step-mother Mary Robinson (Cal), grandmother Della Badiuk, his siblings Annette Feller (Edward), Donna Maltais (Adrien), his nieces and nephews; Amanda (Jesse), Andrew, William, Madison, Chelsea, Adrienna, Alyssa, Kayah, Joseph and Emilia. He will also be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends.
There will be no Visitation.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday July 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Jake Letkeman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dryden Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church -Faith Promise Mission through the Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON P8N 2X3

Yvonne Morin

Added Monday, July 21st, 2014

Yvonne MorinIt is with great sadness, the family of Yvonne Morin, announces her passing on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the age of 82. Yvonne passed away at Princess Court Long Term Care, with her family by her side.
Yvonne was born August 3, 1931 in St. Front, Saskatchewan. Yvonne is survived by her four children, Roger (Sharon), Gisele (Rick), Lynda (Wilfred) and Danny (Rose), 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and 3 siblings, sister Juliette, sister Denise and brother Jules as well as many other relatives.
Yvonne was predeceased by her husband Mickey, her mother and father – Marie & Narcisse Dufault, grandson Luke, and her siblings Lucien, Albert, Joe, Rosaire, Louis and Emil.
Mom was well known for her warm heart, always willing to help those in need. In addition, her reputation as an awesome cook was well known in Vermilion Bay and the surrounding area. There was always a hot pot of homemade soup ready at her home for anyone who dropped in.
Yvonne’s favorite past times, included cribbage, bocce ball and curling. Mom and dad also enjoyed wintering in California and travelling in the US.
During the last 4 years, mom resided at Princess Court Long Term Care, where her feisty, “spit fire” personality brought out the best in the staff. Mom proved to be a handful with her quick humour and sharp tongue.
The family would like to give an extra special thank you to the staff at Princess Court for all the extra warmth, support and help they provided mom and the family during this difficult time.
As per Yvonne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Dryden Community Funeral Home, Government Road, Dryden, Ontario. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Princess Court Long Term Care Facility through the Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Avenue Dryden, ON P8N 2X3.

Lynne Cox

Added Monday, July 21st, 2014

Lynne CoxM. Lynne Cox
1950 - 2014

In loving memory of Lynne Cox, age 64 years, who passed away with her family at her side on Thursday, July 17th.
Lynne is survived by her husband Dale, her daughters: Tara Bairos and husband Dino of Niverville, Manitoba, and Tiffaney Propp and husband Jason of Saskatoon, by 4 grandchildren: Matthew and Carter Bairos and Christian and Maxx Propp, her parents John and Leona Gerolamy of Morden, Manitoba, brother Greg Gerolamy of Morden, Manitoba as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
If friends desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society online or through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca

Thomas Rourke

Added Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

ImageThomas Milton Rourke July 26, 1946 to June 7, 2014.

Thomas Milton Rourke passed away peacefully at his home in Dayton, WA on June 7, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

Tom was born July 26, 1946, in Dryden, Ontario. The second son of Harold and Margaret Rourke, Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Margaret (Tuckey) Rourke and brother James. He is survived by his wife, Jill, son Steven, daughter Laura (Stephen) Bosco, sister Linda, brothers Everett (Kaylene) and Lorne (Jo Anne), niece Julianne (Kory) Jollymore, nephew James (Stephanie) and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tom graduated from Dryden High School. He studied surveying at George Brown College and earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. He lived and worked throughout North America and Amman, Jordan.

His interests included a life-long love of flying and Tom earned his private pilot’s license at age 21. He also built and flew radio controlled scale model airplanes. He held a brown belt in Judo and was trained by Sensei Rush Mitani. Tom won several Judo competitions, including a silver medal at the Canadian Second Century Olympiad, in 1967. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hiking and travelling.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends will be hosted Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Bonny Bay Camp, Dryden. Internment of ashes will be held Monday, July 28, at 11 a.m. in the Oxdrift Cemetery.

If friends so desire donations may be made to the DRHC Oncology Unit online or through the Stevens Funeral Homes. P.O. Box 412, Dryden, P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca

Marcus Trout

Added Monday, July 14th, 2014

ImageIn Loving Memory of Marcus John Trout, age 13, who passed away on July 9, 2014 at the Winnipeg Children’s Health Science Centre.

Marcus John Trout is survived by his parents Shera Wesley, and Anthony Trout; and siblings Bradley, Emma and Gunner. He is also survived by his grandparents John & Donna Wesley, and Elvis & Dorothy Trout; 2 great grandparents Ida Wesley and Irene Binguis and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends will be received at the New Life Assembly Church on Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services for the late Marcus Trout will be held at the New Life Assembly Church on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Galen Miller officiating. Interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hudson Ontario