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McKenna Funeral Home Obituaries

Chad Alanak

October 10, 1998 - May 19, 2022

Funeral services for the late Chad Alanak will be announced once finalized 

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Antoinette Aylward

December 21, 1947 - May 18, 2022

In Loving Memory of our Beautiful

Antoinette was born in the old village of the Katlodeeche First Nation to Bessie Tambour. She was the older sister of Louis Tambour and Rachel Tambour. Antoinette worked at the receiving home but was most well known for working at the hospital for 35 years as a housekeeper and a medical translator. She married only once to Louis John Aylward, and they had two children, Adam and Rebecca. Later on, Antoinette adopted her two nieces, Treena and Jamie. The love she had was immeasurable for her children, but she loved them equally. She loved playing or watching local softball or curling and was a lifelong Oilers fan. She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Bessie Norn, her brothers Ted, William and Sam Bugghins, sister Virginia Lafferty, and daughter-in-law, Frances Aylward. Antoinette is survived by her brother Louis Tambour, sister Rachel Tambour-Zoe (Henry), son Adam Aylward, daughters Rebecca Aylward and her partner Kenneth Hunkin, Treena Corrigal and her husband Kerry, Jamie Heron and her partner Andrew Briggs. She will be remembered fondly by her grandchildren, Ian, Jacob, Tristan,       Mackenzie and Bradley

.The wake  for the Late Antoinette Aylward will be held  @ 126  Reserve Highway ,

Katlodeeche, First Nation, Hay River, NT

Friday May 20th 2022  at  4pm .

Service: May 21st, 2022 @ 2pm at the  Hay River Roman Catholic Church, Hay River NT

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Jeannie Nahaglulik

October 23, 1965 - May 16, 2022

Funeral Services for the late Jeannie Nahaglulik will be announced when finalized. 

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Grant Patrick Baker

April 1, 1957 - May 13, 2022

Funeral Services for the late Grant Baker will be announced once finalized 

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Lima Baroryee

October 10, 1981 - May 12, 2022

There will be a Funeral Services for the late Lima Baroryee beginning at 11:15 at St. Patrick's Church, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Internment at Lakeview Cemetery to follow.

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Daniel Marion

November 16, 1945 - May 12, 2022

Daniel Marion 1945-2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, brother, grandfather and long time northerner Dan Marion on May 12, 2022 at his home in Frank Channel.

His family, friends and acquaintances will remember Dan for being loving, kind hearted, generous, hard working, supportive, devoted to his family and community.

Dan was born on November 16, 1945 in the small Manitoba community of Dufrost. He was surrounded by a large loving family.

At a young age Dan showed his love for exploring. He would express this through his love of travel and adventure.  This led him to the community of Behchoko where he met the love of his life, Lena.

Dan Marion started his working career in Ontario and later in the Northwest Territories with the Hudson Bay Company. His will and adventurous spirit would have him continue to a long illustrious career. From his work with the Rae Edzo Dene Band, Mayor of the Community of Rae Edzo to his entrepreneurial work with Rix Trucking to the President/COO with the Tlicho Investment Corporation. A shining moment was his appointment as the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.

Dan and Lena made their home in Rae, now Behchoko and later moved to Frank Channel.  Dan expressed his wanting to move to the next chapter of his life to enjoy his love of gardening and reading. He was a voracious reader and it linked him to a life long love of learning. Dan and Lena would regularly host large family gatherings and always had an open-door policy.

He loved his home in Frank Channel, was a devoted husband, father to his children, grandchildren and his little dogs were always beside him.

He is survived by his children Chris (Sherri), Robert; Giselle, Joy Ann(Georgie) Deanna(Lance); grandchildren: Terrence, Tyler, Jocelyn, Terrell, Jantanna, Roman, Romeo, Lennox and great-grandchildren Tyshawn, Tanner, Kaegan, Jaxon, and another on the way.

Dan is survived by his sons Chris (Sherri), Robert; daughters Giselle, Deanna (Lance), and Joy-Ann(Georgie); grandchildren Terance, Tyler, Jocelyn, Terrell, Jantanna, Roman; Romeo (Theresa) and the love of her life Lennox; great grandchildren Tyshawn, Tanner, Kaegan, Jaxon.

Hi is survived by his Brothers  Gilles(Rita), Herve(Germaine), Roland(Olga), Conrad(Carole), Gabriel(Geraldine); Sisters Dianne; Marcelle and Lise. Brother in laws, Maurice (Rita), John B(Bertha), Peter(Celine), Joe(Violet), Michael(Tina), Archie(Barb); Sister in laws, Gina and Doreen;

Dan is predeceased by his Wife, Lena Zoe (January 23, 2022), his daughter Diane, his brothers Richard Marion, Guay Marion and his parents Renee and Philip Marion.  His parent in law Nick and Elizabeth Zoe; his brother in laws Charlie Zoe and Leon Zoe.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Fr Mick, Tłı̨chǫ Government, Community Government of Behchokǫ̀, and TIC. Funeral services were held on May 17th, at St Michael Parish, Behchokǫ̀, NT.  May he rest in the peace and light of Our Creator and Lord Jesus Christ.There will be a visitation at McKenna Funeral Home on Sunday May 15 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. 


His remains will be returning home to Behchoko to rest at the home of his daughter Giselle Marion on Monday May 16th  arriving at 3:00pm

Funeral Mass will take place at St. Michael's Church in Behchoko  on Tuesday May 17th followed by burial..

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April 17, 1955 - May 10, 2022

Kathleen was born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. She moved to the Northwest Territories in 1980, where she resided until her passing.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Roy (Slim) Courtoreille. Son’s Tom Moore (Bobbie), Robert Moore (Kim), Francis Courtoreille (Sharon), Desmond Courtoreille (Colinda), Granddaughters Brooke, Shalaine, Rylie, Shalyn Grandsons Noah, Zaryk, Taylan. Brother Tom Blondeau, Sister Marie Fletcher, and many nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her father, Esube Blondeau, her mother, Emma Blondeau, sister Rose, Mary Anne, Violet, and Brothers Alex, Robert and Leo.
Service will be held May 24th, 2022, @ 2 pm at our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Hay River, NT.
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