Obituaries

Sammy Angohiatok

February 10, 1935 - February 13, 2017

Returning to Cambridge Bay Friday February 17 th for burial.

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Frank Welna

22 September 1922 - 12 February 2017

Funeral at St. Patricks RC Church Friday, Feb. 17th at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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Therese Apples

24 June 1936 - 12 February 2017

Returning to Behchoko Feb. 15 for burial Feb. 16.

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Albert Emanuel "Bonnie" Bohnet

20 May 1916 - 12 February 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Albert (Bonnie) Bohnet while sleeping, three months short of his 101st birthday, at the Stanton Hospital in Yellowknife.

Albert was born in southern Alberta. During the war he served with the Royal Engineer Corp erecting signal towers in Fort Smith and Fort Simpson. He married Febula Marie Heron in 1945 and they made Fort Smith their home.

During his time in Fort Smith, he drove truck for the Hudson’s Bay Transportation Co, worked with Wood Buffalo National Park, operated heavy equipment during the building and maintaining of the roads in and around the Park, was Town Foreman and his favorite job was as Heavy Equipment Instructor in the early Days of Aurora College. He served on the Village Council before Fort Smith became a Town. After he retired he operated a janitorial supply company and was voted Citizen of the Year for his volunteer work transporting senior citizens. He very much loved Fort Smith!

Bonnie was an avid curler and once competed in the senior’s category at the National level. He very much enjoyed watching curling on television in his latter years. Besides his garden, his other passion was cribbage. He was always ready to play a game with all comers at any time.

Albert is lovingly remembered as a father, grandfather, great grandfather and a good friend to many. Left to miss him dearly are his children Darryl (Shirley), Gary (Karen), Gordon (Mabel) Wanda (Dave) Powder and Delbert and his last remaining sister Ethel Lantz.

His Grandchildren, Shirley Anne Coumont, Darryl Jr., Samantha, Pamela (Todd) Hayward, Kelly Kubik, Collista Cole, Sevn (Stacey), Seth (Tina), Bonita, Wade, Amber (Wayne) Simpson, Wendana (Kirk) Wright, Tamera (Kirk) Schaffer and Aurora. His Great grandchildren; Kyle and Dylan Coumont, Darian, Evelyn and Victoria Hayward, Cody and Kia Cole, Ryver, Brianna, Brook and Kayla McNally, Harlow, Jaida Ejericon, Shiloh, Eli, Delila, Faron, Aleyna, Asper, Kayden and Mayva, his many friends and many many nieces and nephews.

Albert was predeceased by his wife Febula, his daughter Dorothy Kubic, his son Robert, his parents Adam and Elizabeth, his siblings Daniel, Elizabeth Kellar, Lydia Yanke, Conrad, Richard, Benjamin, Michael, Ester Meier, Mead Bottcher, Myrtle Schwartz, Martha Lantz, Jacob and Irene Popel.

There will be a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at McKenna Funeral Home. The funeral is on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 1 pm at St. Patrick RC Church with burial to follow at the Lake View Cemetery in Yellowknife, NT.

In lieu of flowers donations made to Avens a Community for  Seniors  would be greatly appreciated.

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Marion Wylie 

14 April 1931 - 9 February 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marion Georgina Wylie (nee Langridge) on February 9, 2017 at the age of 85.

Left to miss her dearly are her children Linda (Sheldon),

Keith (Lorraine), Mary Anne (Doug) and Lea (Mike). Her grandchildren Darren (Addie), Dwayne, Dana (Christina), Erin (PJ), Scott (Elizabeth), Gina (Kyle) and Andrew (Carina). Her great-grandchildren Sebastian, Jeremiah, Merrin, Malcolm, Norah and Clara.

Marion will be lovingly remembered by her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends throughout the North and the rest of Canada.

As per their wishes Marion will be cremated and her ashes joined with her soul mate and loving husband Jim Wylie.

A Celebration of Marion’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Baker Center inYellowknife, NT.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Lynda Koe and the wonderful staff of Redwood Cottage for their compassionate and exceptional care of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories or make a donation to any of Avens facilities or programs of your choice.

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Frank Kokol

20 July 1938 - 6 February 2017

Memorial service St. Patrick's RC Church on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m.

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Kenneth Kendi

28 September 1964 - 2 February 2017

Returning to Fort McPherson Saturday, February 11 for burial.

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Antoine Betsidea

20 November 1970 - 1 February 2016

Returning to Behchoko Friday February 10 for burial.

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