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William Leard

March 25, 1951 - September 22, 2020

Funeral Services for the late William Leard will be announced when finalized. 

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Shirley Modeste

January 5 1961 - September 17, 2020

The late Shirley Modeste will be returning to Deline on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 for funeral service and burial. 

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Raymond Menard

April 10, 1956 - September 17, 2020

It is with unbearable sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Raymond.  Raymond passed away at the age of 64 years old after a heroic battle with cancer.


Raymond is survived by his loving wife Wendy of 37 years, daughter Megan (Eugene), grandson Brodi; son Devin (Sean).

Siblings: Joe (Ivy); Emilien; Alcide (Judie); Jeannette (Stan); Roger (Jean); Annette (Henry); Marie; Gerard (Marcella).

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and two fur babies: Jersey and Khloe.


He was predeceased by his parents Rene and Gabrielle Menard, brother Rosaire and brother-in-law Jerry Wasylynchuk.


Raymond was a gentle soul with a wonderful sense of humour. He was a great animal lover and was always surrounded by his many pets.  He was an avid sports guy who loved to play fastball, hockey, broomball and golf. But, he was a lousy poker player.

Raymond was a music fan who DJ’ed and danced to his own beat. He liked to work hard and play hard.  He made sure to enjoy life to the fullest.  He was a devoted and loving friend, brother, father, grandfather and husband.  

Ours hearts were filled with a lightness and joy being around him.


A Celebration of Life will take place in Fort Smith, NWT once Covid19 allows all to attend.


Sincere thanks to Dr. John Walker, Dr. Seikaly and staff at the Cross Cancer and U of A Hospitals for their outstanding treatments and care of Raymond for the last 4 years.


Special thanks to the staff of the Medicine ward at Stanton Yellowknife hospital for taking excellent care of Raymond for the past 3 weeks.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any Cancer organization or an Animal Rescue of your choice.


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Meg Darby Kruger

September 14, 2001 - September 10, 2020

Funeral Services for the late Meg Kruger will be announced once finalized.

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Matthew Tremblett

January 24 1990- September 11 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Corporal (Ret’d) Matthew Tremblett announce that he has lost his 9 year battle with brain cancer. Matthew served our country with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Regiment. He was a proud soldier, however; unbeknownst to him the biggest battle that he would ever fight would never be for his country.

Matthew fought tirelessly for his life for the last 9 years, yet he never stopped smiling, laughing, and loving life. He had a heart full of love and never held back from telling everyone how much they meant to him. Matthew enjoyed taking his boys out fishing, hunting, side-by-siding, and anything else that they could do outside together. He left a lasting impression on all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Matthew leaves to mourn his loving family, wife Aven and his two incredible boys Nathan & Kristofer; his Mother Giselle Wiseman, Grandparents Vernon and Nettie Wiseman, his sisters Kristi Mercer (Larry) and Natasha Herrick (Chris), his In-laws: Blair & Kelley Weatherby and Ted Ward & Judy Elson; his Siblings In Law Dustin Philippon (Melissa), and  Katie & Danielle Ward, all his Nieces and Nephews Cody (Jessica), Kyle, Larrissa, Brecken, Harper, Blake, Cheyenne, and Gemma-Fae, his Great Niece’s  Ariya and Casey and Great Nephew Ryder.

Also leaving to mourn countless special friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and chosen family members that he held very dear to his heart.

Donations in Matthew’s Memory can be made to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

There will be a procession on Tuesday, September 15th at 1:45pm beginning at The McKenna Funeral Home. Please feel free to ride your Quads and SXS’s, as Matthew would have loved to see that.

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Wanda Jane Koe

January 22, 1961 - September 11, 2020

The late Wanda Koe will be returning to Aklavik for burial at a date yet to be determined.

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Benny Jeremik'ca

June 27, 1947 - September 10, 2020

The late Benny Jeremik'ca will be returning to Whatì September 13th for burial on September 15th, 2020.

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Hans Vooro

August 11, 1932 - September 9, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of long time Yellowknife resident Hans Vooro at Stanton Territorial Hospital on September 9, 2020 at the age of 88. He was the second oldest of four siblings in the Vooro family. He was predeceased by his older brother George who passed away just a few years earlier. He is survived by his son Chris, his sister Malle, and his brother Matti. 

Hans was born in Estonia in 1932 and emigrated to Canada in 1948. He spent his initial years in Canada at Red Lake, Ontario. He moved to Yellowknife in 1955 and lived here until his recent passing. He worked at the mill at the Giant Yellowknife Gold Mine. Later he got into taxi driving and eventually owned his own taxi service. He married and had a son who now lives in British Columbia, Hans was predeceased by his wife Pauline.

Hans loved fishing and he owned his own boat for many years. He will be missed by his many friends and coffee drinking buddies at Tim Hortons and A & W where he could be found most mornings. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Stanton Territorial Hospital, Avens, McKenna Funeral Home, Lynda Koe and Margaret Peterson for your kindness and compassion. His wish was to be cremated and funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Avens' Care on Wheels: www.avensseniors.com 

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Mary Anne Hamilton

July 12, 1961 - September 8, 2020

After a five-year struggle through Alzheimer's, Annie died peacefully at home in Fort Smith in the arms of her sister Patti-Kay with brother in law Don True by her side.

Predeceased by parents Kay and Fred Hamilton. Survived by sisters Lisa, Ellen, Patti-Kay, brother Johnny and hundreds of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Annie grew up in a lively family of storytellers and musicians who spent their spare time outdoors camping, skiing, swimming and paddling.

She was a born performer and from an early age, enjoyed giving speeches at family gatherings and being on stage with a theatre group in Toronto. She won swimming trophies with Special Olympics and became an accomplished artist at Hart Studio in Kingston, Ontario. If she heard music, no one could hold her back from dancing.

Described as a firecracker, she brought sparkle to a room with her big smile and generous hugs. She never judged anyone. Annie had a knack for maneuvering a situation to get what she wanted, such as ice cream. 

Annie was fond of animals, particularly cats and volunteered at the local shelter where she got to pet kittens and adopt her dog, Nellie.

A celebration and service for Mary Anne Hamilton will be held at a later date in Fort Smith. Her final resting place will be in Sault St. Marie, Ontario.

Instead of flowers, it would be Annie's wish that donations be made to the Fort Smith Animal Shelter.

Box 722 Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0  or etransfer fortsmithanimalsociety@gmail.com

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