Green Funeral Home


June Kowalchuk

October 7, 1924August 22, 2020

It is with great love and deep sadness that the family of June Kowalchuk announces her passing, with her sons by her side on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, ON. June was born on October 7, 1924 to Anna and Mike Zawchenuk of International Falls, MN. She married John Kowalchuk on May 26, 1951, settling in Fort Frances and raising her two boys, John and Bill. She had 53 wonderful years with John before his passing on September 29, 2004. She was a devoted wife, mother and Baba to her family and loved her family very much. June was an active member of the St. Anna’s Club and a member of St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. June was a talented artist creating amazing cross-stitch and embroidery pieces as well as beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs and writing poetry. She is survived by her sons John M. (Nancy) Kowalchuk of Strathroy, ON and Bill N. Kowalchuk (Catherine Garrett) of Kitchener, ON as well as her three grandchildren Alexander (Ashley), Katlyn and Hana (Alex) Kowalchuk and two great grandchildren Colby and Evan. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, ON. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to St. George’s Ukrainian Church, 804 McKenzie Avenue, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 2B2, Riverside Health Care Foundation – Rainycrest Long Term Care, 110 Victoria Avenue, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 2B7 or the Canadian Association of the Deaf, 251 Bank St Suite 606, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1X3.

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  • St. George's Ukrainian Church
  • Riverside Health Care Foundation-Rainycrest Long Term Care
  • Canadian Association of the Deaf


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020


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Michael and Pat Bird

August 27, 2020

We have such fond memories of June. We first met when we moved to Fort Frances in the late 1980's and were invited to join John and June's bowling team. Fast becoming good friends we had many great chats in between turns to bowl. After John passed away, we deeply admired June's strength and spirit.
June you were such an amazing lady and so special .

You have left footprints in the hearts of many.

Lana Woodgate

August 26, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the loss of your Mom. My most sincere condolences go out to the entire family.
RIP June xox - Lana Woodgate

Debbie Plumridge Armstrong

August 26, 2020

John and Family,,sorry to hear of your Moms passing..A moms love is so precious,,keep her memory close to your heart,,Debbie

Snake Krawchuk

August 26, 2020

John, Bill and families.

Sorry to hear about ur moms passing. She was such a lovely and caring person.

Catherine Garrett

August 24, 2020

Who will I talk to about books? Who will tell me what weather is coming my way? So going to miss you June. Thanks for being my second mom. Love you. XXOO

Bill Kowalchuk

August 24, 2020

Love you Mom. You were a great mother. You were always there for us. We will miss you and you will forever be in our hearts. Far too many memories to list here. XXXOOO

Debby and Jack Vandyk

August 24, 2020

We send our heartfelt sympathy to John, Nancy, Bill, Catherine, and families. June had a wonderful long life, and she is now at peace. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

John n Patti Johnson

August 24, 2020

John, Bill and families
We were so sorry to here of your moms passing.
Your mom was a very special lady and you all have special memories to live by
Our condolences go out to you all

john n Patti and Sandi n Landon

Jo-Ann Gosselin

August 23, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. June was such a kind person and always had a beautiful smile. I lived next door to your parents for a while and June always invited me over for her delicious Borscht. When we had our first born we brought him over to introduce him to John and June as they were such special people. May you keep all your memories of your Mom close to your heart and cherish them. God Bless.


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