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Marie Anne Gargan

March 20, 1954 - November 21, 2022

The late Marie Anne Gargan will be returning to Fort Providence on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, for a Wake. Funeral Services and Burial to follow on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

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Sam Jovicic

July 2, 1938 - November 12, 2022

There will be a visitation for the late Sam Jovicic on Thursday November 24, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

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Michelle Joan Smith

January 5, 1964 - November 16, 2022

Funeral Services for the late Michelle Joan Smith will be on Monday, November 21, 2022, beginning at 2:00pm at the Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Hay River. After a hard-fought battle with Amyloidosis, we are saddened to announce the passing of Michelle Joan Smith on November 16, 2022, in Hay River, NT.

She leaves to mourn her four sons, Patrick, Evan, sean and Bryce. Parents Heber & Yvonne Young, Brother Brad (Joanne), nephew Jacob (Becky), niece Jillian (James), Brother in law, Maurice (Cindy), Ben, Charles, Len (Debbie), Sister in law, Maureen, Mary, Amy (Pat), Along with her loving dog Lola and a circle of close friends and her extended family.

Michelle was pre-deceased by her husband, Jamie Smith, Grand-Parents Patrick & Mildred Butt, and Mother & Father in Law Francis and Noreen Smith.

Michelle was born in Corner Brook, NL. After completing a nursing diploma in 1986. Shortly after, she moved North to Hay River, NT. In 1989 she completed her Paramedics course. Then in 1994, she and Jamie were married and raised their four incredible sons together.

Michelle was respected throughout the community as she touched many lives during her nursing career. Along with her love of community involvement, minor hockey, dart league, and ball.

Her family and friends will never forget her for her love of sharing with others, fishing, boating, camping, berry picking, knitting and spending time with family and friends, enjoying a good chat and, of course, a few good laughs. We can not forget her cooking and baking, as she was well known for her cinnamon buns and ginger snaps.

 

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Rodger John Blake

March 3, 1971 - November 10, 2022

After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that the family of Rodger John Blake announce his passing on November 10th 2022, in Hay River, Northwest Territories.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Iris; children Kaed (Cassidy) and Tori; parents, Edgar and Bessie Blake; mother-in-law, Grace Gould; brother Paul (Denise); sister Trina (Jim) Decker; sister-in-law Lori Gould; sister in law Trina (Robin) Patey; nephews Kurtis (Robyn) Colbourne, Richie (Billie) Patey, Joshua Blake, Noah Decker; nieces Marquita (Ken) Sarginson, Jessica (Josh) Pye, Denika Blake, Julia (Manasie) Kendall; great nephews William, Waylon and Max; great-niece, Lucy;  and large circle of friends and extended family.

Rodger is predeceased by grandparents, father-in-law and several aunts and uncles.

Rodger was born in St. Anthony, NL. After completing a nursing diploma in 1992, he started his nursing career in Hay River. He also worked for a short time in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, before returning to Hay River for the last 16 years. Rodger married the love of his life in 1993 and together they raised two beautiful children.

Rodger will be remembered for his cheerful smile, infectious laugh, words of wisdom and encouragement, great love for his family and friends, and his deep faith and love in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:37-39 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Jesus Christ our Lord.

The funeral service for the late Rodger Blake will take place on Thursday, November 17th, 2022, beginning at 2:00pm at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Hay River. 

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Colleen Ahenakew

February 12, 1958 - November 10, 2022

Funeral Services for the late Colleen Ahenakew will be on November 22, 2022 beginning at 2:00pm at the Anglican Church in Hay River.

For information on the wake, please contact Bill. 

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Annie Kuneluk

August 10, 1969 - November 8, 2022

The late Annie Kuneluk will be returning to Kugluktuk on Monday November 14, 2022 for Funeral Service and Burial.

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Douglas Andrew Causa

December 10, 1989 - November 5, 2022

Funeral Services for the late Douglas Causa will take place in Fort Providence.

The late Douglas Causa will be returning to Fort Providence on Monday November 20, 2022.

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