Marie "Mary Louise" Abel

Visitation for the late Marie "Mary Louise" Abel will be announced when finalized, prior to returning to Lutsel'Ke for burial

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Madeline McDonald

May 15, 1935 - December 11, 2018

The celebration of life for the late Madeline McDonald to be announced at a later date.

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Maria Bell

June 5, 1947 - December 3, 2018

Services for the late Maria Bell will be announced once finalized.

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Ernestine Lennie (Christine Lutz)

September 10, 1922 - December 02, 2018

The late Ernestine Lennie has returned to Tulita for burial.

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Mary Christine Liske

April 4, 1950 - November 29, 2018

Prayers for the late Mary Christine Liske will take place in Behchoko on Friday November 30th with burial to follow on Saturday December 1st in Behchoko

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Robert "John" Smith

March 11, 1950 - November 26, 2018

Quote "Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories"
Robert 'John' Smith passed from this life on November 26th, 2018 surrounded by his family. It seemed that he waited until his family were all together before bidding them farewell and slipping off to Heaven.
John was born in Gander, NL and lived most of his life with his loving and devoted wife Linda in Grates Cove NL.
The two of them were never far apart from each other. Together they raised a loving and successful, hard working family.  
John worked many jobs, in the course of his life. His pride, joy and the most notable accomplishment of his life was the positive and loving relationship he shared with his family.
He is survived by his soulmate Linda, his children: Stacey (Joe), Debra (Chad), John (Shiela), Krista (Dale), Barbara (Jason), and Keith (Kelly).
He treasured each moment he was able to spend with this grandchildren Tyler (Kaitlyn), Zoey, Blake
Logan (Robyne), Madison (Kaleb), Sierra Isaac, Jared, Josh, Darrien (Paris) Landon, Brady, Benjamin, Natalie, Jordan, Taylor, Mason and his great grand child Tomek.
He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and the many many friends he held dear over the years.
Mother In Law, Milla, and Siblings Paul (Denise) Ann Marie (Don) In Laws Margaret(Dean) Larry (Rose) Paul (Pam) Marlene (Chris) Tammy (Arthur).  
His legacy to his family,, nieces, nephews and many many friends will be his gift of music and laughter along with his faith.
He is proceeded by his Mother and Father- Robert and Dorothy: Brothers Brian and Glen and Father in law Roy
A Memorial Service for the late Robert "John" Smith will take place at the Church of Christ on Tuesday December 4th at 2pm

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Dr. George Gibson

May 8, 1925 - November 26, 2018

Dr. George Gibson passed away peacefully at his home in Yellowknife on Nov. 26, 2018 at 93 years old.  He will be remembered for his storytelling, dedication, innovation, and caring for others. 

What an adventurous life he had! 

George was born in Edmonton, AB on May 8, 1925 and grew up there with his parents and 2 sisters.  He graduated from the U of A in 1949, interned in surgery and anesthesiology and in 1951 set up his medical practice in Chilliwack where he lived for 20 years. He was president of the BC Medical Assoc. in 1969-70. George’s energy and musical talent surfaced often in his involvement with family, friends, and community.

In Chilliwack he got his pilot’s license, exploring the nearby mountains both by air and hiking to the peaks. Search and Rescue called upon him to give medical support in difficult situations.

George went North to Fort Rae, Inuvik, and then Yellowknife in 1971, living there for 47 yrs.  He set up the Gibson Medical Clinic, became medical advisor at the Workman’s Compensation Board, and flew to northern outposts in the NWT as a doctor.  He was recognized in 2001 by the NWT Legislative Assembly with a 30 year service award and a bursary was presented in his name.

George was an avid birder, photographer, and naturalist who loved the North! He had a life-long passion to travel – exploring the world and meeting people.

From corn brooms to the NWT Senior Men’s team, to Coach of the Year in 1994, he loved the game of curling.  George influenced many young curlers and hockey players over the years in his coaching career.  In 2014 he was inducted into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame.

George will be greatly missed by his wife Carol and children Jane Bleaney (Bob), Julie Muirhead (Larry), Wendy MacKenzie (Keith) and Troy Gibson.  His 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren have all had the opportunity to know George and hear his stories.  He leaves a legacy to both family and friends!

A Celebration of Life will be announced when confirmed.  If you would like to make a donation in George’s memory please do so to the charity of your choice.

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