Obituaries

Daniel Lawrence McManaman

25 July 1943 - 14 April 2016

Daniel Lawrence McManaman, age 72, of Fort Good Hope, NT, died at Stanton Territorial Hospital on April 14, 2016.  Danny was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, July 25, 1943.  He was the son of the late Morley and Jean (Elderkin) McManaman.  He is survived by his brother Kenneth McManaman (Marie Hayes) of Lantz, NS, and sister-in-law Carol McManaman of Sackville, NS; nieces Heather and Alicia; nephews Michael and Jamie; and his Fort Good Hope family.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Morley McManaman of Sackville, NS. 

Danny graduated from Halifax West in 1959 and went directly to work for the Bank of Montreal in Fairview, NS. He worked for various accounting firms before moving to the NWT.  He spent the last thirty five years employed by the Fort Good Hope Band where he kept the Band in good standing with the government due to his fine management skills.  Danny was an avid reader of history and politics.  He enjoyed watching old movies and listening to big band music. 

We would like to thank the staff of Fort Good Hope Health Center and the Stanton Territorial Hospital for taking care of Danny during his recent illnesses.  Special thanks to his friends and co-workers in Fort Good Hope for their help, support, and friendship. It was Danny’s wish and the request of the community of Fort Good Hope that he be buried there.  here will be a prayer service on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 pm. The funeral will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the Community Center. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Jean Antoine Pierre (Johnny) Rocher

March 4, 1929 – April 12, 2016

"We have loved him in life and we will continue to honour him in our memories. Johnny left us on April 12, 2016 with family by his side. 

Johnny was born March 4, 1929 on section 30-42-20 west of 2nd, St. Brieux, Saskatchewan.  He was an entrepreneur from an early age. As his stories went, he started his own milk delivery business at the ripe age of five, and he would assure you that he made more as a boy at that time, than most men. At fourteen he decided to leave home.  He changed his name to Johnny Rocker, hopped on a freight train and started his adventure.

His journey brought him north to Hay River in the early 1950’s, where he and Mary were married on July 7, 1956.  The following year they moved to Yellowknife and they started their family.  Johnny fell in love with the North, particularly because of its pioneer spirit.  Throughout his life, Johnny had many different professions; commercial fisherman, trapper, prospector, diamond driller, coal miner, City of Yellowknife Alderman, professional junk man, treasure hunter, and overall a respected businessman. But of all his endeavors, his grandchildren were his greatest pride and joy. 

To his family, Johnny was a pillar of strength.  He possessed a keen mind for business and was known to use his cleverness to play practical jokes on his family and friends. He had a great sense of humour.  He touched the hearts of many and shared his love of life and laughter with all he met.  He will be remembered through his stories, his adventures that we sometimes questioned, the mischievous twinkle in his eyes, and the love he shared with all of us.  Johnny was a true treasure!!

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.  He leaves behind his wife Mary, children Leslie (Sandra), Larry, Jeannie (Yves), his sister Marie-Louise (Ernie), his sister-in-law Estelle, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  He is predeceased by his parents, Juliette and Jean-Marie Rocher, and his siblings; Adele (William), Abel, Joseph, and Lucien (Dorene).

We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Eileen Peters, Lynda Koe, and the staff at AVENS Cedar Cottage.  We have been blessed with the love and compassion of these hardworking individuals who provide the outmost care to our elders.  Words cannot express our gratitude.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Memory of Johnny Rocher to the AVENS Expansion Project.  This project will add more long-term care beds to the AVENS Centre to help ensure that more northerners have access to high quality care.

Memorial Service: April 22, 2016 11:00 a.m. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Celebration of Life to follow at thTree of Peace Friendship Centre

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Dominique Inutuinaq

27 July 1934 - 11 April 2016

Returning to Kugaaruk on April 14 for burial.

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Ambrose Klengenberg

3 October 1936 - 6 April 2016

Service Monday, April 11 at 1 pm at Lakeview Cemetery, Yellowknife.

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  Loved and missed by siblingsMaryLou (Randy), Spence, Brian(Michelle) and Anne Marie’s sonsRobert, Matthew, Christopher,Daniel Lawrence Philip Lafferty1 June 1950 - 4 January 2016Service TBA.Send messages of sympathy to the family:  messages@mckennafuneral.com Mervin William (Michael) Ross September 25, 1925 - March 10, 2016The late Michael Ross will be returning to Hay River for a funeral on Tuesday March 15th, 2016.Please contact family for more information.  jJimJim

James (Robbie) Robertson

17 April 1944 - 2 April 2016

There is no service.

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Marylyn, her parents Bill and FayeServicService TBA.

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Jim Koslowski

Predeceased by his beloved wifeAnn11 Augustaa11Au11 August 1960 - 22 March 2016

Marylyn, her parents Bill and FayeServicService TBA.

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Jim Koslowski

Predeceased by his beloved wifeAnn11 Augustaa11Au11 August 1960 - 22 March 2016

Marylyn, her parents Bill and FayeServicService TBA.

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Herman Kelly Louie Jr. Abel

23 August 1975 - 31 March 2016

There will be a visitation for the late Herman Abel on Monday, April 4 from 6 to 8 pm at McKenna Funeral Home. Mr. Abel will return to Lutselk'e for a funeral and burial on Wednesday, April 6.

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James (Jim) Lafferty

1 September 1929 - 29 March 2016

Returning to Fort Providence Sunday, April 3, for burial.

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Renie Elias

1 March 1952 - 23 March 2016

There will be a visitation for the late Renie Elias at McKenna Funeral Home on Saturday, March 26 from 4 until 6 pm with a reception hosted by the Yellowknife Association for Community Living.

Burial will take place in Tuktoyaktuk.

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