Antoine (Tony) Eugene Joseph
March 27, 1940 – March 6, 2014
It is with heartfelt sadnesss that I announce the sudden passing of my beloved Tony. Tony was a long-time Yukoner and was known for his generosity and kindness. Tony was an amazing man and an inspiration to many. He was always so happy and his laugh was genuine and contagious.
Tony is survived by his loving partner of 23 years, Cindy Clark, his step-children Jillian and Jamie, his daughter Ann and grandson Justin, daughter Sharon, brother Ray (Linda), nephew Konn (Maureen) and their children Kevin and Teneil, his mother Mary and his many, many friends. Tony is predeceased by his father Eugene.
The family would like to thank the wonderful hospital staff and Dr. Avery for taking such good care of Tony. Also, thank you to Andy for helping us out.
Tony you are forever in our hearts and you will be loved and missed dearly.
At Tony’s request, his wishes were to have no service but for you to have a sip of scotch in the privacy of your own home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Brenda Lea Sam
October 9, 1960 - February 27, 2014
Brenda Lea Sam of Carmacks, Yukon passed away on February 27, 2014 at the age of 53.
A funeral service for Brenda will be held in Carmacks at the Recreation Centre on
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
A potlach for Brenda will be held following the burial service at the Recreation Centre.
All are welcome to attend.
Wayne Richardson Hobbs
Sept 14, 1928-March 1, 2014
Our beautiful Dad lost his 5 year battle with cancer on March 1, 2014. His family was at his bedside until the very end.
Wayne is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Lona, infant daughter Janet and eldest son Doug.
Wayne loved the Yukon and made it his home permanently since 1969. Wayne is survived by his brother Stuart, his children Bill (Carolyn), Patsy, Penny (Gordon), Rick (Jill), Pam (Clive) and Carol. Grandchildren Bill, Bob, Leaha, Ryan, Lora, Sterling, Steven and Theoren. Great Grandchildren Cameron, Jacob and Elizabeth. He will be missed by his many great friends throughout the Yukon and the rest of Canada and beyond.
“Where do you go when you leave the Yukon? You go to Heaven”
A phrase that had a lot of meaning for Wayne signifying that the only way you leave the Yukon is on your final journey.
An informal gathering to celebrate Wayne’s life will take place in the
Grey Mountain Room at Mt. McIntyre centre on
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6PM-9PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the MS Society of Canada.
March 7, 1932 - February 20, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Martha Buyck, of Mayo, Yukon. Martha passed away on February 20, at Whitehorse General Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was 81 years old.
A viewing will be taking place on Wednesday, February 26 at Heritage North Funeral Home located on 412 Cook Street from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The funeral service for Martha will be on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mayo Community Hall, in Mayo, Yukon.
A reception will immediately follow the burial at the Mayo Community Hall.
David Harold Mierau
January 4, 1943 - February 13, 2014
A memorial service for the late David Mierau will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
The service is taking place at the Tr'ondek Hwech'in Community Hall, in Dawson City.
A reception for David will be at the Y.O.O.P Hall at 3:30 p.m.
All are welcome to join.
Edward "Bruce" Sova May 24, 1946 - February 14,2014
Edward Bruce Sova was born in Port Radium, NWT on May 24, 1946 to Leola and Gordon Sova. They later moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where Bruce spent his childhood. He had many happy summers and made wonderful memories while spending time with his Grandparents on their farm in Oak Point, Manitoba.
In 1972 Bruce followed his brother Gerald and sister Carol to the Yukon. He worked at Kelly Douglas until its closure, and then moved to Yukon Office Supply until his retirement in 2010.
Bruce loved softball. He started off as a player, and then coached softball for a number of years. Some of the teams he coached represented Yukon at both Western and National Championships.
His passions were fishing, camping, traveling and most of all being with his family and friends. Bruce was the life of a party; he had a wonderful sense of humor, and gave wise counsel. He was generous and thoughtful in nature to all who knew him.
Bruce passed away on February 14, 2014 with his loving wife Janice, and daughter Kimberly by his side at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He is predeceased by his mother Leola, father Gordon, sister Gail, brother Gerald and brothers-in-law Brian and James.
Bruce leaves behind Janice his loving wife of 44 years, his daughter Kimberly, brother Mark, sister Carol, sisters-in-law Irene and Charlene, nephews Colin, Andrew, Dylan and nieces Chrissy, Lorraine, Cara and Colleen and their families, Uncle Stan and Aunt Ada and their family, and cousin Brian and wife Margaret and their family.
He will also be dearly missed by his beloved dog Maggie.
To honour Bruce’s wishes there is to be no service.
In lieu of flowers donations in Bruce’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca
(Richard Michel Gordon)
August 31, 1941 - February 6, 2014
Tex passed away February 6 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jennifer, two daughters he adored – Rebel (Bob) Kuntz, Jodi (Leif) Sutherland and his grandchildren Texas and Xander Sutherland whom he loved dearly.
He leaves behind his mother Kathleen, sisters Kaaren Broughton and Marilyn (Norman) Lacroix and brother Marvyn all of Temagami, Ontario, his brother Joseph (Nurgul) of West Vancouver and brother Ian (Marion) of Whitehorse and numerous nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father Gordon, sister-in-law Evelyn brother-in-law Ken.
As per Tex’s wishes no service will be held.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Kanachowski and the nurses and staff at the Thompson Centre who all tried to make Tex’s last days as comfortable as possible, Dr. Ron Kolton, Dr. Don Sin, Head of Respiratory Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital, all those with the Yukon Home Care Program who helped us so much, and staff at the Medicine Chest.
If you wish, please make a donation to the Yukon Hospital Foundation in his name.
Dylan Keith Alexis
September 18, 1989 - February 1, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dylan Keith Alexis.
A viewing for Dylan will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage North Funeral Home located on 412 Cook Street.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nakwataku Potlach House. Burial will take place at Grey Mountain Cemetery following the service.
A potlach will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the Nakwataku Potlach House, all are welcome.
Elizabeth Wilson passed away peacefuly at Whitehorse General Hospital at the age of 78.
A funeral service will be held for Elizabeth on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Nakwataku Potlach House, in Whitehorse, Yukon.
A potlach will take place at 4:00 p.m. at Nakwataku Potlach House, all are welcome.
Karen Mae Gage passed away peacefully on January 2, 2014. She was surrounded by family.
Karens family would like to thank the staff at the Carmacks Health Centre;
Yves, Helena, Deb and Terry for providing Karen and her family with so much
A service will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Carmacks Recreation Centre.
A small reception will follow.