Obituaries

Roger Lucas

December 13, 1955 - March 11, 2017

There will be a graveside service on Friday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Yellowknife.

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Jimmy Wetrade

January 18, 1918 - March 7, 2017

Returning to Gameti for burial.

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Conrad Kevin Shawn Thrasher

11 November 1983 - 5 March 2017

There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, March 16 from 3 to 5 pm. There will be a funeral service and burial in Yellowknife Friday March 17, 2:00p.m. at St. Patrick's Church with burial in Lakeview Cemetery

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Wayne Gzowski

April 1941 - March 2017

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, March 26 from 1-3 pm at the Champagne Room (located above BijouBoutique on Franklin Ave.) There will be opportunities for anyone wishing to share stories starting at 2:00pm

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Ross Jen 

July 4, 1953 ~ February 28, 2017

It is with great sadness the family of Ross Jen announce his unexpected passing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the age of 63 years. Husband, stepfather, son, brother, nephew and uncle,  Ross will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Pia, and their children, Scott Williams (Candice) and Heather Warner (Shannon), his brother and sisters Randy (Karen), Eva Wong (Jimmy), Edna Jen-Warrington (Lorne) and Ronda Jen-Chaisson (Richard) and brother in law John Parry. Ross was predeceased by his parents, Doris and Wesley, his sister Rosanna Parry and his brother Edward Jen.

Ross will also be lovingly remembered by his numerous aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Born Wai Tuen Jun on July 4, 1953, in Hong Kong, China, Ross came to Canada with his family in 1960 and settled in Ponteix, Saskatchewan. Ross moved to Regina for a time and ultimately headed north of the 60th parallel to settle in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. 

Ross spent nearly half his life in the north, working first in the restaurant industry and later in the security field. Ross loved photography and had an avid interest in policing and spent many years volunteering his time as an Auxiliary Constable with RCMP G Division in Yellowknife.

The family would like to thank the doctors and excellent nursing staff at Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, NT for the excellent care they provided to Ross, and to Dr. Ryan Snelgrove, Dr. Saroush Sojai and the nephrology team at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.

Celebrations of Ross’ life will be held in Yellowknife on March 18, 2017 at the Explorer Hotel Katimavik room at 2:00pm, and in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on March 25, 2017 at the University Club, 101 Administration Place  University of Saskatchewan at 2:00 pm.

Donations can be made in Ross’ name to the charity of your choice

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Marie Bonnetrouge

11 March 1938 - 24 February 2017

Returning to Fort Providence March 4 for burial.

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Sammy Angohiatok

February 10, 1935 - February 13, 2017

Returning to Cambridge Bay Friday February 17 th for burial.

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