Lester Antoine

January 17, 1957 - January 17, 2019

The late Lester Antoine will be returning to Fort Providence on January 21st. Funeral Mass and burial will be held on January 22nd.

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George Koe

March 20, 1962 - January 13, 2019

There will be a visitation and prayers for the late George Koe at McKenna Funeral Home from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, January 17th, 2019.  He will be returning to Aklavik for burial.

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Larry Derksen

July 19, 1965 - January 12, 2019

Services for the late Larry Derksen will be held at a date yet to be determined.

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Therese Arden

April 14, 1939— January 10, 2019

Marie Therese Arden (nee Williah), age 79, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, in the presence of family on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, AB. She was born April 14, 1939 in the Great Bear Lake Region, to Michel and Marie Williah. She married James “Jimmy” Maynard Arden Sr. on April 11,1959, in Yellowknife, NT, where they built their home and grew their family. She is predeceased by her husband Jimmy, parents Michel and Marie Williah, siblings Laiza, Rosa, Francis, Joseph, Alexis, Therese, and Elizabeth. She is survived by her Siblings Marie Adele and Helen (Paul), Brother-in-law John Soldat, and Sister-in-laws Phoebe Arden and Bernadette Williah, beloved mother to her children Cecile, Margaret, James (Barb), Douglas (Linda), Patsy (Kenny), Shirley, D’Arcy, Troy, Betty, and Kristopher. She was a proud Grandmother to Neysa (Gus), Stacie (Trevor), Michael, Justin, Kaitlyn, Danielle, Kayla (Sampson), Bianca, Jordan, and Nathan. She adored her Great-Grand-Children Aiden, Jaxon, Keira, Oliver, Mariah, Hadley, Riley, and Matthew who all lovingly referred to her as Ehtsi, Grandmother in Dogrib. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Family, friends, and others whose lives Therese has touched are invited to the St. Patrick’s Parish Church in Yellowknife, NT, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, followed by a reception at 3:30 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall following interment at Lake View Cemetery to reminisce, grieve, support each other and share stories.

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Alex Czarnecki

August 18, 1946 - January 9, 2019

The late Alex Czarnecki passed away in Edmonton with his family and friends by his side. There will be a celebration of life arranged at a later date.

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Douglas MacLennan - Hay River

 January 23, 1957 - January 7, 2019

Mr. Gordon Douglas MacLennan died unexpectedly in Hay River NT at the age of 61.

Douglas is survived by his wife Catherine MacLennan (Hay River), his sister Bev Drummund, Medicine Hat, AB, Brother Danny MacLennan (Dorie Landwer), Prince Albert, AB, Sister in-law Louise MacLennan, Kindersley, SK, Step Children, Jessalyn Britton, Calgary, AB, Sean Britton (Princess), Edmonton, AB and Angelle Britton, Edmonton, AB.

He is preceded in death by his parents Neil and Kathleen MacLennan, Elrose, SK, Brother Neil MacLennan, Kindersley, SK, Brother in-law, George Drummond, Elrose,SK and Sister in-law Judy MacLennan, Swift Current, SK.

Douglas was born in Kindersley SK, on January 23rd, 1957. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Accounting.

Doug was a loving husband and dedicated father to his step children. He belongs to Kinsmen and was very passionate about his faith and being a good Christian man. He was involved many years with Tele miracle in Saskatchewan, Teen time of Edmonton and Special Olympics NWT.

A service is scheduled for 2pm Saturday January 19, 2019 at the Baptist Church in Hay River, NT, with a reception to follow. Michael Wallington will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Doug’s life. A Further service is scheduled in Saskatoon, SK, on February 1st, 2019, location and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, please send donation to Special Olympics NWT, https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/tribute.aspx?eventid=276456&langpref=en-CA&Referrer= direct%2fnone

I would like to thank the members of the Hay River Baptist Church for their care this week and also the staff at HRSSSA who have reached out this week with their love and support.

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