Obituaries

Myra Marie White

29 August 1964- 17 May 2017

Myra passed away peacefully at the age of 52 years with her lifelong partner Tony at her side and family members nearby.

She lives on in the memory of  Tony, her childhood sweetheart and loving  partner of 38 years, mother Olivera, sisters Debbie and Marcia (Bert Spek) brother Tony (Michelle), nephew Brandon, niece Mandy Beaudin  (Vaughn), great-nephew, Emmett Beaudin and beloved cats, Tiger and Darla. 

Myra was born and raised in Stephenville, Newfoundland and moved to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in 1987 where she lived with Tony for her remaining years. She was passionate about creating beautiful spaces. She loved music, gardening and DIY home improvement projects.

In Yellowknife, family, friends, coworkers and anyone wishing to celebrate Myra's life are invited to gather at the pond in back of 112 Kasteel Drive on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 2-4 pm.  A ceremony will also be held in Kippens, Newfoundland this summer - date to be determined.

Wishes to contribute to her memory could be made by donations to the SPCA or in support of leiomyosarcoma research online at sarcomacancer.ca

Condolences to the  family can be e-mailed to tonycloud9@icloud.com

"Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be alright." Three Little Birds - Bob Marley


Irene Golchert

25 November 1961 - 20 May 2017

Our dearly beloved Irene Rita Sabine Golchert, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, NWT, after a valiant battle with brain cancer.

Irene is survived by her precious son Elijah Golchert-Carroll and husband Robert Carroll; step-children Caleb Carroll (Sharna) of Cochrane, AB, Tamara Carroll (Jody) of Grassland, AB and Rebecka Carroll of Sandy Beach, AB; mother Rosa Golchert of Courtenay, BC; siblings Ursula Ross (Ron) of Yellowknife, Guenther Golchert (Viola) of Leduc, AB, Joyce Cole (Brian) of Yellowknife, Jimmy Golchert (Pamela) of Yellowknife, Diane Golchert (Angus) of Kamloops, BC; nieces and nephews Paulina Ross, Tyson and Travis Cole, Nicolas, Emmery and Sadie Golchert of Yellowknife; and relatives overseas; and was predeceased by her father Guenther Golchert.

Irene was born in Yellowknife, and lived a beautiful and happy 55 years. She earned two diplomas (Secretarial Arts and Travel & Tourism), from SAIT in Calgary.  She met Robert shortly thereafter, fell head over heels in love, and they spent the next 32 years building a life together.  During her 30+ years as aTravel Consultant, she loved devoting time to her clients, helping them find the perfect travel destinations around the world.

Irene’s life revolved around family and travel, and was involved in broomball, minor hockey, soccer, and spending time with her many friends.  She was a force of life and was always there for anyone in need, going out of her way to make sure everyone was looked after.  She had an open door for anyone who needed a place to stay, have a good meal, or a friend to lean on.  She will be sadly missed by many.

The family would like to thank the many, many friends for their support over the past nine months, and also the wonderful staff at Stanton for their excellent care during the last three weeks.

An informal gathering (bonfire) will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 7:00 pm, at 113 Kam Lake Road. 

Condolences may be sent to:  messages@mckennafuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Walk which will be held on Sunday May 28th at 1:00pm.  To donate to the walk or join the team “Me, Myself and Irene” use the link below.

http://www.braintumourwalk.ca/site/TR/SpringSprint/General?team_id=5622&pg=team&fr_id=1386

Donald Jerome Wilson

17 September 1977 - 16 May 2017

We would like to invite all those who knew Donald to a celebration in his honour on Sunday May 21, at Mile Marker 56 on the Ingraham Trail, anytime after 3pm.  Food and snacks will be provided but we kindly ask that you bring your own chairs and beverages.

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Marilyn Jean Lee

25 June 1949 - 9 May 2017

Service TBA.

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Edward Nitsiza

4 September 1944 - 5 May 2017

Returning to Whati May 6 for burial.

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Cheryl Vankoughnett

28 October 1957 - 3 May 2017

It is with heavy hearts her family announces the passing of Cheryl Vankoughnett on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Stanton Territorial Hospital.

Cheryl was born in Saskatoon, SK on October 28, 1957.  Her early years were spent in Radisson, SK.  At fourteen she moved to Yellowknife where she lived for twenty six years and raised her family.  In 2001 Cheryl married Ron Vankoughnett.  They lived in Sparwood BC and spent their summers at their cottage in Ontario.

Cheryl was fiercely dedicated to her family and loved ones.  Her passion was being a Mom and a Grandma.  She was truly a woman of many talents, but the thing she did best was love all those she leaves behind so well.

She is lovingly remembered and missed so very much by her husband Ron, her daughters Amber (Mark) Avery and Lindsay Beauchamp, Ron’s children Kim (Dirk) Foulger, Ryan (Joanna) Vankoughnett and Corey (Butch) Archibald, grandchildren (Grammy to) Cole & Will, Gage & Maysen, (Nana to) Arianna, Bella, Sophia & Rayna, Rianna and Gavrielle, Tristen, Levi & Evelyn.  As well, her parents Edwin & Darlene Holmes, brothers Doug (Wendy) and Brent (Betty) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Shelley Forrest of Fernie B.C., Dr. Steve of Yellowknife, NT and the nursing staff at Stanton who went above and beyond with their compassionate care.

In accordance to her wishes no service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT (ffcnwt.com) or ‘RACH’ Rallying Against Cancer Hardcore (Rachfund.com).

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Rosalie Zoe-Fish

12 July 1926 - 2 May 2017

Returning to Whati May 3 for burial.

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McKenna Funeral Home, Yellowknife, NT 446-0411 or toll free 1-855-446-0411 

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