Obituaries

Wilfred 'Junior' Lennie

July 9, 1983 -  August 12, 2017

The burial will take place in Tulita, NT

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James  'Pat'  Fowler

May 29,1955 - August 11, 2017

A memorial service will be held at Ecole St. Patrick High School gym on Saturday September 9, 2017 from 1-3pm 

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Alfred Lockhart

January 25, 1943 - August 9, 2017

Services will be held at St Patrick's Church in Yellowknife August 12th at 1pm

Burial in Lutsel Ke'

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Joy Watt

July 3 1930 - August 4, 2017

Joyce “Joy” Winnifred Watt       Much loved, sadly missed, always remembered

Joy died peacefully in her sleep the evening of August 4, 2017, predeceased by her husband, Erik, her parents, Alfred and Glen Helen Hargreaves of Saskatoon, and her brothers Mike and Eric. Joy was 87. 

Joy was widely known in the city for her selfless volunteer work, notably her devotion to the Stanton Hospital gift shop, her support of the Northwest Territories Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and her constant canvassing in the cause of medical research.  Those generous contributions to the community were acknowledged in 2002 with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

Joy will be celebrated with a funeral service 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 24 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 4909-52 Street.  She will be lovingly remembered afterwards at a gathering of friends and family at the Baker Centre, 5710-50 Avenue, commencing at 3:30 p.m.  All are welcome

Joy’s friends and family are grateful to the staff of Stanton’s 3rd Floor Medicine Ward for the tenderness and compassion they showed during her three-and-a-half months in hospital there.

Joy loved her dogs.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northwest Territories Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would be most appreciated.

Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity Anglican Church Yellowknife August 24th at 2pm, with refreshments to follow at the Baker Center

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the SPCA

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Brett Freeman

January 15, 1981  August 1, 2017

Services to be announced

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Patricia "Lynn" Stirling

January 28, 1954 - July 30, 2017

 
Lynn was born in Winnipeg and was given the name Patricia after the Princess Patricia’s (PPCLI) as her  
father was the third generation of his family to serve in the regiment. As a child in a military family, Lynn lived in many places, including Germany, and attended nearly a dozen different schools before graduating from high school in Yellowknife.
 
Lynn obtained a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Victoria, and an M.Ed. in Psychology from the
University of British Columbia. She practiced for over twenty years as a family counsellor and psychologist in
Yellowknife, where she affected many lives. She was empathetic and exceedingly kind, and was particularly
good at supporting children.
 
Lynn deeply loved her family and was devoted to her mother, Jan Stirling, whom she greatly admired. Lynn
and Jan shared a special bond and died within a month of each other.
 
Lynn was an adoring and kind Aunt, whose love was central in the lives of her nephews and nieces. For the
past two and a half years, Lynn faced the miseries and challenges of cancer stoically and with quiet fortitude.
She was blessed to be supported in this difficult passage by many devoted and compassionate friends.
 
Lynn was predeceased by her father, Major W. K. Stirling, and by her mother, Jan Stirling. She is survived
by her brothers Billy (Sandra), Gregory (Margaret) and Roddy (Tanis): by her beloved nephews and nieces,
Meagan, Aislinn, Carter, Scott, Hannah, and Mara and by her great nephew, Stirling. 
 
The family extends grateful thanks to Lynn’s devoted  friends and to the staff of the Stanton Yellowknife
Hospital.
A private family funeral was held on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
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Eileen Cave

October 16, 1938 - July 28 2017

Visitation to be held Monday July 31st from 2 - 4 pm at McKenna Funeral Home  5114 Forrest Drive

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Trayvis Jacob Quitte Mantla

January 6, 2017 - July 22, 2017

Returning to Bechoko for Burial on July 29th

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Marlene Betty Hauck

October 30, 1940 - July 24, 2017

Marlene Betty Hauck passed suddenly on July 24, 2017

Marlene moved to Yellowknife in 1972 where she worked at "the Gallery" as a bartender and from there she went on to work at Akaitcho Hall, in the kitchen as a cook, throughout the years she developed a bond fellow staff and students from across the north.  In her spare time she developed quite the repor for her baking and cake decorating.  Once she retired, she established a cake business creating numerous cakes in all shapes and sizes.  She was an amazing baker and had the gift of drawing which led to a further demand for her cakes.  She was always on the go, whether it be, cakes, or her family or volunteer work she always kept herself. 

Marlene is survived by her sister Millie Burns, children Brenda, Ronnie and Shelley Hauck, nephew Greg Burns, grandchildren Marlee Currie, Joei Currie, Michelle Boudreau and Aimee Stubbert, and great ones Skyler Currie, Dawson Currie, Xander and Cash Stubbert, Corbin Breen and Brooklyn Steiert.

A celebration of life will be held on August 25th at the Baker Center, 5710 – 50th Avenue, from 4-7 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association

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