Father Jean-Marie Mouchet
A vigil, celebration and prayers for Father Jean-Marie Mouchet will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral,
Steele Street and 4th Avenue.
Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:30 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
A gathering and reception at Mount McIntyre Centre will follow the
service. All are welcome to attend.
Grant Marshall Lundy
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Grant Lundy at the age of 65. Born in Toronto, Grant's heart has been in the Yukon for the last 35 years where he was an active member of the Yukon Order of Pioneers and the proprietor of his own company, Yukon Environmental Inspection and Consulting. His sense of humour, love of adventure, and passion for music will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace Dad. Miss you, love you, always thinking of you...holding you in our hearts forever.
Love, Sherry, Carrie, Richard and Jerzee
Sharon Dvorah Maldaver
March 28, 1942 – November 8, 2013
A great light dimmed last Friday.
It is with great sadness that after a long & courageous battle with breast cancer, family & friends of Sharone Maldaver announce her peaceful passing. Her hand was held lovingly.
Sharone was born in Halifax, NS, then spent her younger years in Toronto, ON. She studied Psychology at University of Toronto, and in the early 1970’s she ran a house for troubled youth through Jewish Family Services. On advice from a friend who told her she was “one heck of a salesperson”, Sharone entered into real estate. She was very successful, but after a busy decade doing that, she moved to Chiapas, Mexico. She lived amongst the people and helped establish the “Women for Dignity” Co-operative, which helped Mayan women sell their handcrafted wares. During that time she was also involved in the Zapatista land reform movement.
Upon returning to Canada in 1985, Sharone followed the “Pow-Wow” trail across Canada selling her wares from the Co-operative. And then in 1986 she moved to Fort Smith, NWT where she fought pulp & paper mill expansion/pollution which impacted the Slave River & the eradication of Canada’s largest free roaming buffalo herd in Wood Buffalo National Park.
After a short time in Nevada City, CA, where she studied Massage Therapy, Sharone returned once again to the north – this time settling in Whitehorse, YT in 1996. Along with massage therapy and later menopause counseling, she also established “Temple of the Goddess” and then later “Sharone’s Magical Market” which toured the northern festival circuit in summer selling her wares, and even set up in downtown Whitehorse for the two weeks before Christmas. In her later years she focused on acting, singing & stand-up comedy.
Sharone built and nurtured a community of friends in Whitehorse for almost two decades. Sharone also built a community of friends on Salt Spring Island where she often “wintered”. She gave herself fully to her communities who in turn supported her whole heartedly in her times of need. Thanks to all who were with her physically, spiritually and / or financially. She loved you all.
Thanks to her Yukon healing team: Dr Sally MacDonald, Dr Danoucha Kanachowski, Karen LaPrairie, the staff at Homecare, Whitehorse General Hospital, and East West Clinic, Hospice Yukon, Gordon Smith, Dr Carolee; all her loving friends.
Thank you to her BC healing Team: Dr Karen Gelmon, Dr Walter Lemmo, to Vancouver Cancer Lodge, Vancouver General Hospital and Inspire Health, Salt Spring Healing Team: Kim Hansen, Candace, Patrick Callas and so many friends …
Thank you to Rick Karp and members of the Jewish community for being there with traditional prayers and special goodies in the difficult final weeks.
No matter where Sharone was, she was always involved in making her community a better place for all. Her saying “OH MY GODDESS” is known throughout the Americas! Her kind, thoughtful, eccentric presence always made everyone feel at ease & drew many people of all ages close to her. Although gone in body, her spirit shines on in all those she touched. Sharone is predeceased by her mother Helen Maldaver (Webber), and her father Louis Maldaver. She is survived by her loving brother Jeffrey Maldaver (Karen Forsyth), her Aunt Claire Long; her Goddess Daughter Jessica Perlitz (Emily Squires) and her Goddess Son Jacob Perlitz (Cheyenne) ; the “Goddesses”: Cate Innish, Marie-France Campagna, Andrea Schlupp, Shawn Verrier; and Sharone’s adopted-in-spirit daughters: Tamar Vandenberghe, Janice Durant, Kim Beggs & Marie-Jane Warshawski.
She is also pre-deceased by her larger than life dog “Bushman” :)
As per Sharone’s request a “Watch Out! Sharone has Passed to the Other Side Party!” / Celebration of Life, will be held in the summer, date TBA.
In Whitehorse a Memorial Service will take place in the United Church Basement on Saturday November 16, 2013 from 3pm - 5 pm. It is wheelchair accessible with an elevator.
October 3, 1932 - November 6, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lena Enoch of Beaver Creek. Lena passed away at the age of 81.
A funeral service for Lena will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral on the corner of 4th Avenue and Steel Street.
Burial will take place at Grey Mountain Cemetery following the service.
A reception will take place at Nakwataku potlatch house at 5:00 p.m.
Mary Ruth Marsh
January 5, 1930 – October 31, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Mary Ruth Marsh.
Mary is predeceased by the love of her life, Gordon, who passed away October 28, 1994 after 47 years of marriage.
Mary is survived by her six children; Gale Steiner, Gary Marsh (Jan), Brian Marsh (Roberta), Don Marsh, Carol Stake (Douglas), Arleen Marsh (Harold), and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Although mom faced many challenges in life she always came through with dignity, grace and a positive attitude and our family will always remember our mom for her kind nature and love of family.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Susan Alton, whom mom trusted with her care for many years, and Whitehorse General Hospital staff for their wonderful care while mom was hospitalized. Tina, Sophie, Theresa and Sandi from Homecare for all their dedicated, compassionate and loving care through the years, the Medicine Chest Pharmacy for taking care of moms needs with understanding and warmth, and to all the friends who stopped by to visit, called, sent cards and flowers, you lifted her spirits so much, and we thank you for that as well.
In lieu of flowers, next spring plant a pansy or some sweet peas and give Mary a thought or two.
We invite friends to join us for a family gathering for refreshments on Thursday November 7th, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Heritage North Funeral Home located on 412 Cook Street, Whitehorse.