Erich Boettger

October 31, 1941 - April 3, 2020

Funeral Services for the late Erich Boettger will announced at a later date. 

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Kenneth Flora

July 18, 1983 - April 1, 2020

The late Kenneth Flora will be returning to Vernon, British Columbia.

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Valerie Gwendolyn Gould

March 8, 1960 - March 30, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gwen Gould on March 30, 2020 at the age of 60.  Gwen was predeceased by her parents Howard and Josie Gould. Gwen left many beautiful, loving memories for her husband Aaron, son Tyler (Kayla) and granddaughter Mya.  She is also lovingly remembered by a large circle of extended family and friends.

Gwen was born in Edmonton Alberta. In 1965 the family moved north and settled in Yellowknife where Gwen completed school, started a family and began her career with the GNWT.   She retired in 2014.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

"She will be missed beyond words."


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Barthelemy Nirlungayuk

October 1, 1938 - March 31, 2020

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Arthur "Butch" Richard Wells-Garrett - Hay River

January 10, 1945 - March 26, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce  the passing of Arthur "Butch" Garrett. His love, laughter, and generosity will be dearly missed by all. 


Butch passed peacefully in Hay River, NWT on March 26, 2020 at the age of 74. 


He leaves behind his spouse Linda Pynten-Rowe, Brother Gerald (Jacky) Garrett, Sister Bettyanne (John) Charlebois and Gwen Simpson, Children Patrick Garrett, Will Pynten, Michael Rowe Jr, Lonnie Boxer (Donny) Grandchildren Shawn Rowe, Shyla Rowe, Alexis Pynten, Mason Boxer and Great Granddaughter Mila Maurice-Rowe 


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Nicholas Mantla

December 14, 1953 - March 25, 2020

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Aaron Bekale

February 16, 1989 - March 21, 2020

Aaron Bekale will be returning to Gameti on Thursday April 2nd for burial.

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Rowena Gwendolyn Dixon-Wiest

January 6, 1998 - March 19, 2020

Rowena passed away at the age of 22 in Yellowknife, NT where she was born and raised. She was the beloved daughter of Geoffrey Wiest and Penelope Dixon, and sister to Charlotte Dixon-Wiest. She will be sorely missed by her family and all who knew her.

Rowena was a gifted, passionate dancer and pianist, a role model and inspiration to other young artists. Always striving for excellence, and achieving it, she brought such beauty and artistry into this world and community. She was a music and dance teacher, member of COSY, twice represented the NT in the Alberta Provincial Music Festival, and was a regular participant in local performing arts events.

She was a kind and compassionate soul, whose gentle graciousness endeared her to many. A strong woman of faith, Rowena fearlessly battled lupus nephritis, growing daily in confidence, assurance, and passion for her God.

A private burial was held at Lakeview Cemetery in Yellowknife, officiated by Bishop Christopher Williams. A celebration of Rowena’s life will take place later this year.

Her family would like to thank in particular Dr. Shireen Mansouri, Dr. Shahin Moslehi, as well as Dr. Caleb De Putter and the amazing emergency department team at Stanton Hospital.

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.”

Psalm 118:17

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Lucie Black

January 30, 1964 - March 18, 2020

The late Lucie Black will have a grave side service at the Behchoko Cemetery on Tuesday, March 24th beginning at 2:00 pm. 

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McKenna Funeral Home, Yellowknife, NT 446-0411 or toll free 1-855-446-0411