Joseph Betsidea Geor

21 November 1946 - 9 February 2015Returnin

Returning to Deline for burial.

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Orest Watsyk AnddrewAndAndndreichael Fradsham (Andy) of Yellowknife.Andy was predeceased by his father Jim Fradsham (1998), mother Anne Fradsham (2009), brother Paul Fradsham (2013), brother Derrick Fradsham (2002) and by his brother–law Harvey Hopkins (2014).Andy leaves to mourn eight siblings. Yvonne Fradsham, Janet Hopkins, Gerard Fradsham (Gisella), Ruth Tedrick (Guy), Dale Crocker (Lance), Ken Fradsham, Sean Fradsham (Rona), Kimberly Fradsham. and 15 nieces and nephews.Andy’s wishes are cremation and to be laid to rest with his family at Lakeview Cemetery. No service by his request.Our family would like thank those staff at Stanton Regional Hospital who cared for Andy with dignity and respect. The wonderful care on the palliative care unit is very much appreciated.  7 September 1933 - 9 January 2015AndrewEdwaEliElizabeth Quitte

10 September 1929 - 24 March 2015

Returning to Gameti March 26 for burial.

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“And, in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make” 

Meynardo YuviencosSend- 14 December 201

b. 9 October 1936 - d. 13 May 2014 

There will be a visitation with the family of the late Meynardo Yuvienco on Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. t McKenna Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, with internment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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 Send messages of sympathy to the family: messages@mckennafuneral.comJohn GrossetetePBernardBernard (Bernie) John Kapalka

1 May 1942 - 24 March 2015

Bernard (Bernie) John Kapalka of Bernie's Ltd in Yellowknife, NT passed away at the age of 72 on March 24, 2015 following a brief battle with cancer.

Bernie leaves to mourn his loving wife Shirley, his step sons Darrick and Lance (Kari) and grandchildren Kaitlyn and Tanner. Bernie  also leaves to mourn his eight siblings as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Please join the family in a celebration of Bernie's life. The viewing will be held at McKenna Funeral Home on Friday March 27, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yellowknife.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Program at Stanton Territorial Hospital. 

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22 August 1922 - 27 January 2015

The late John Grossetete will return to Fort Simpson on January 28th for burial.

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29 October 1932 - 9 January 2015

The funeral for the late Jean Drygeese will take place at St. Patrick RC Church on Monday, January 12 at 11 a.m., with burial to follow in Dettah.

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Jean Baptiste Drygeese

29 October 1932 - 9 January 2015

The funeral for the late Jean Drygeese will take place at St. Patrick RC Church on Monday, January 12 at 11 a.m., with burial to follow in Dettah.

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hirley Lloyd Send messages of sympathy to the family: messages@mckennafuneral.com  hirley Lloyd 5 September 1935 - 29 October 2014Shirley Marie Lloyd, 79, of Yellowknife passed away on October 29, 2014. She is survived by her sons Grant(Vanessa) and Regan, her daughter Charlene(Eric), her sisters Camilla, Jacqueline and Carol, as well as six grandchildren Hector (Lauren), Cody, Travis, James (Jessica), Benjamin and Brittany and one great grandchild (Lucas).Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Shirley's name to the Canadian Cancer Society.At her request no service will be held. A private ceremony will be held by the family at a later date. Send messages of sympathy to the family: messages@mckennafuneral.com  Mary Anne was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Thelma Tees, her sisters Diane St. Arneault, and Janet Tees; brother-in-laws Martin St. Arneault and Jimmy Essery, and numerous aunts and uncles on both sides. Her father and mother-in-law Lawrence and Peggy Digness, and brother-in-law Keith Digness. A memorial service will be held at noon on November 28th, 2014 at the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Yellowknife. A brief ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery will follow the memorial. After the memorial, the family invites everyone to the N’Dilo gym from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, to celebrate Mary Anne’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in Mary Anne’s name is appreciated.  Marilyn Popson28 September 1941 - 22 December 2014Service TBA.Send a message to the family: messages@mckennafuneral.com Jean Baptiste Drygeese 29 October 1932 - 9 January 2015The funeral for the late Jean Drygeese will take place at St. Patrick RC Church on Monday, January 12 at 11 a.m., with burial to follow in Dettah.Send messages to the family: messages@mckennafuneral.com John DonaDonaDonna DoolittleDona16 March 1964 - 22 January 2015DonaReturning to Norman Wells January 24 for burial.DonaSend messages of sympathy to the family: messages@mckennafuneralDonaBarBarBaB BardBab\aBarPierrePierre Codzi

28 June 1932 - 23 March 2015

Returning to Colville Lake March 25 for burial.

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Clary William Best

9 June 1946 - 19 March 2015

It is with great sadness the family of Clary Best announce his passing. He peacefully departed, leaving his wife Bonnie, children Anthony and Paul (Doris) and his grandchildren to mourn his loss.

Clary was predeceased by his parents and brother Anthony (Tony).

There will be no service and cremation has taken place.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Stanton Hospital and the staff of the Grey Nuns Hospital. 

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Doug Crossley

21 October 1948 - 7 February 2015

Service details TBA.

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Pamela Vital

24 July 1983 - 17 March 2015 

Visitation at McKenna Funeral Home Friday Mar. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Returning to Deline March 23 for burial.

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Pamela Vital

24 July 1983 - 17 March 2015 

Visitation at McKenna Funeral Home Friday Mar. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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George Porter

5 January 1931 - 14 March 2015

Born January 5th, 1931 in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut (then Northwest Territories), to parents George Washington Porter Sr. and Martha Nuliayok (now both deceased).  Peacefully completed his time on this Earth on March 14th, 2015.  George was predeceased by brother Walter and sister Mary (Eddie Kikoak).  George is survived by his true love Effie, siblings Ben, Ralph, Ruth, Anne, Rita, Chester and Tommy.  During his life, he was blessed with wonderful children Raymond (Jessie), Sonny (Rosie), Walter (Christina), Chrissy (John), Peggy (Tommy) and Lorna (Matt).  Continuing the tradition of large families, George’s offspring honored him with 24 grandchildren, who then saw fit to present him with 68 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

Raised in the modest 2-bedroom Hudson’s Bay Staff House in Gjoa Haven, George was always proud that he had the chance to get an education, leaving home at age 6 by boat, returning 6 years later from the Residential School in Aklavik, NWT.  George kept his traditions strong- Both those of his Father’s Scottish ancestors and his Mom’s Inuit family- Through hunting, trapping, fishing and while helping his father keep the coal stove burning in the HBC post at Gjoa Haven.  Feeling the call of the wide world, George left for nearby Cambridge Bay in his 20’s, working on the construction of the Distant Early Warning (“DEW-line”) system during the cold-war era.  It was during his time at the remote camps and in town when he discovered two important parts of his life- His ability to cook up a meal with whatever was on hand, and his ability to woo his soon-to-be wife Effie Marie Carter. 

George’s hard work ethic and skills with systems led to his hiring on the construction crew for CN Rail, taking them to High Level, Alberta in the 1960’s.  After enjoying the luxuries of big cars, cheap potatoes and professional curling rinks in “the south”, George and Effie returned to his birthplace in 1970, reuniting with his distant family, and once again having a chance to show his own children the pleasures and treasures of the majestic North.  Never one to put his feet up for long, George began a career with the Government of the Northwest Territories, working in Public Works and serving on the  Settlement Committee George continued as a civil servant until his retirement in 1992.

 Even after he punched his last time card with an employer, George continued to serve, including time as a member of Hamlet Council, a member of the Nunavut Water Board and a member of the Arctic College Board of Directors, amongst others.

George enjoyed travelling- whether by air to Greenland, Hawaii or most of Canada- or by land to hunting and fishing spots near and far from home.  He loved nothing more than to spend time with his family, showing them how to live with the land, and would often be seen telling stories and welcoming friends and strangers after a long day on the Skidoo or Honda.  A steaming cup of tea and the sound of the fresh Arctic air outside the tent would make his eyes sparkle. 

Many times, George could be seen passionately answering questions for visitors to the North, and whether it was a professional camera crew, tourist from a cruise ship, or transient worker just in town for a few days, he would make them feel like a trusted friend; he was a true, kind-hearted ambassador.

George was a devout Roman Catholic, who attended church regularly and happily encouraged others in his faith.  He will be remembered as a family man above all else, who enjoyed partaking in all sports, but especially hockey- Whether live, on TV, or shushing the household so he could follow it on CBC Radio in a time that seems not too long ago. 

George’s memory will live on in the faces and spirits of his ever-growing family.  His passing was made easier and more comfortable with help from staff at Gjoa Haven’s Kativik Health Centre- Notably Home-Care nurse Isabelle- As well as doctors and staff at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife.  Thanks go out as well to Janice McKenna at McKenna Funeral Home in YK.

In memory of George, please spend time with loved ones and family.

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Marguerite (Peggy) Xaverine Mercredi 

27 May 1926 Fort Chipewyan, AB - 9 March 2015 Yellowknife, NT 

Grand Matriarch of the X Mercredi Family.

Predeceased by her loving husband X Mercredi and brother Laurie Loutitt. Survived by: sister Lucy Brogden & family, brother Oscar Loutitt & family, children Bryce (Gail), Matthew (Debbie), Lawrence (Dianne), Victor (Rita), Jane, Robert, Russell (Susan) & Keith (Liz), 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren (with #25 on the way July 2015!).

At the age of 88, Peggy peacefully passed away with her enormous family by her side. She loved her weekly meat raffles, bingo trips and Nevada tickets. Her strong hands kneaded and baked more bread and bannock than any Yellowknife grocery store has ever seen! She loved camping and cooking over the fire. Nothing made Peggy happier than being in a room full of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The more noise the better!

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Avens A Community for Seniors at Suite 1-5710, 50th Ave
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1G1

There will be a visitation with the family at McKenna Funeral Home on Thursday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A Funeral will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Friday, March 13 at 2:00PM. Reception to follow at the Tree of Peace from 4:00-7:00PM. 

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Andrew Michael (Andy) Fradsham

3 January 1965 - 4 February 2015

Andy Fradsham passed away after an intense battle with cancer. Andy was predeceased by his father Jim Fradsham (1998), mother Anne Fradsham (2009), brother Paul Fradsham (2013), brother Derrick Fradsham (2002) and by his brother–law Harvey Hopkins (2014).

Andy leaves to mourn eight siblings. Yvonne Fradsham, Janet Hopkins, Gerard Fradsham (Gisella), Ruth Tedrick (Guy), Dale Crocker (Lance), Ken Fradsham, Sean Fradsham (Rona), Kimberly Fradsham. and 15 nieces and nephews.

Andy’s wishes are cremation and to be laid to rest with his family at Lakeview Cemetery. No service by his request.

The Fradsham family would like thank those staff at Stanton Regional Hospital who cared for Andy with dignity and respect. The wonderful care on the palliative care unit is very much appreciated.

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26 August 1947 - 9 August 2014There will be a funeral service for the late Donald Strand on Tuesday, August 12 at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick RC Church, will burial to follow in Whati. 

Calvin Lush

10 February 1961 - 11 October 2014

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Calvin Wade Lush peacefully at home.

Calvin was originally from Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and moved to Yellowknife on June 15th 1983. Throughout the years Calvin worked various jobs, mostly construction, mining and finally with Darryl’s Shuttle Services which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Calvin was predeceased by his parents Pearce and Flora Lush and sister Edith Wareham and brother in-law Clarence Wareham. Calvin leaves behind with fond and loving memories, his wife Jeanette, son Brendan (Kaitlin), Brothers Lloyd (Josephine) of Yellowknife, Roy (Lorraine) of Colliers, NL, Sister Barbara (Johnny) of Paradise, NL, brother in-law Wayne Kennedy (Pauline), aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Calvin also had a very close group of friends.

The family would like to send a thank you to Dr. Ayoubi, the doctors and nurses at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. A special thank you to the homecare nurses in Yellowknife that visited Calvin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association: https://crm1.diabetes.ca/bbis_CRMLive/donate  or to the Heart and Stroke Fund.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3479069/k.1A2C/Donate_to_the_Heart_and_Stroke_Foundation.htm

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Bev Tuccaro

17 July 1953 - 25 September 2014

Beverly Ann Tuccaro (Dodman) of Yellowknife passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at Stanton Territorial Hospital.  She was predeceased by her Mother Evelyn Dodman, Father Arthur Dodman and baby brother Harley. 

 She is survived by her loving husband Raymond, son Darren (Sandra), and daughter Raylene (Robert).  Grandchildren: Keegan, Krystin, Jayden, Matthew, Bradley, Jessica, and Kaitlyn.  Siblings: Stanley, Marilyn (George), Robert James (Brenda), Sharon, Ronald (Sandra) Kimberley (Ben), Dennis (Stacey) and by numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

There will be a visitation for the late Bev Tuccaro on Tuesday, September 30 from 7 until 9 pm at the funeral home.There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, October 1 at noon at St. Patrick RC Church.

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12 November 1938 - 23 June 2014Bev Tuccaro

17 July 1953 - 25 September 2014

Beverly Ann Tuccaro (Dodman) of Yellowknife passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at Stanton Territorial Hospital.  She was predeceased by her Mother Evelyn Dodman, Father Arthur Dodman and baby brother Harley. 

 She is survived by her loving husband Raymond, son Darren (Sandra), and daughter Raylene (Robert).  Grandchildren: Keegan, Krystin, Jayden, Matthew, Bradley, Jessica, and Kaitlyn.  Siblings: Stanley, Marilyn (George), Robert James (Brenda), Sharon, Ronald (Sandra) Kimberley (Ben), Dennis (Stacey) and by numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

There will be a visitation for the late Bev Tuccaro on Tuesday, September 30 from 7 until 9 pm at the funeral home.There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, October 1 at noon at St. Patrick RC Church.

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Returning to Jean Marie River June 28 for burial.

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b. 26 March 1958 - d. 17 May 2014

Service Friday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Yellowknife Curling Club.

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Bev Tuccaro

17 July 1953 - 25 September 2014

Beverly Ann Tuccaro (Dodman) of Yellowknife passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at Stanton Territorial Hospital.  She was predeceased by her Mother Evelyn Dodman, Father Arthur Dodman and baby brother Harley. 

 She is survived by her loving husband Raymond, son Darren (Sandra), and daughter Raylene (Robert).  Grandchildren: Keegan, Krystin, Jayden, Matthew, Bradley, Jessica, and Kaitlyn.  Siblings: Stanley, Marilyn (George), Robert James (Brenda), Sharon, Ronald (Sandra) Kimberley (Ben), Dennis (Stacey) and by numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

There will be a visitation for the late Bev Tuccaro on Tuesday, September 30 from 7 until 9 pm at the funeral home.There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, October 1 at noon at St. Patrick RC Church.

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Bev Tuccaro

17 July 1953 - 25 September 2014

Beverly Ann Tuccaro (Dodman) of Yellowknife passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at Stanton Territorial Hospital.  She was predeceased by her Mother Evelyn Dodman, Father Arthur Dodman and baby brother Harley. 

 She is survived by her loving husband Raymond, son Darren (Sandra), and daughter Raylene (Robert).  Grandchildren: Keegan, Krystin, Jayden, Matthew, Bradley, Jessica, and Kaitlyn.  Siblings: Stanley, Marilyn (George), Robert James (Brenda), Sharon, Ronald (Sandra) Kimberley (Ben), Dennis (Stacey) and by numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

There will be a visitation for the late Bev Tuccaro on Tuesday, September 30 from 7 until 9 pm at the funeral home.There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, October 1 at noon at St. Patrick RC Church.

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Meynardo Yuvienco

b. 9 October 1936 - d. 13 May 2014 

There will be a visitation with the family of the late Meynardo Yuvienco on Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. t McKenna Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, with internment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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