OBITUARY

Benjamin 'Bert' Husband

Born February 12, 1928

Benjamin ‘Bert’ Husband February 12, 1928- July 1, 2019

After a brief illness, Bert Husband passed away peacefully on July 1, 2019 at the age of 91 years with family by his side.

Bert Husband was born on February 12, 1928 in Kenora, Ontario to Irene and Clare Husband, the fourth of six children.

From an early age, he loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, trapping, canoeing, and kayaking. On June 18, 1955 he married Lorraine Lindgren and together they built their home on Pine Portage Road. Bert had a long career with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. After he retired in 1981, he and Lorraine moved to their camp on Longbow Lake where they spent many wonderful years with their beloved black Lab Sally and with neighbours and friends. They especially looked forward to visits from their grandchildren that included fishing, blueberry picking, waterskiing, skating and family dinners. Bert had a large organic garden and graciously shared his produce with friends and family.

In 2007, Bert and Lorraine moved to Grandview Villa, where they made new friends and created more memories.

Bert loved his country and his hometown, believing that he lived in the “best place in the world”, free from earthquakes, tornadoes, famine and political unrest. He was a principled and honest man. He believed that “a man is only as good as his word”. He was charitable and generous; always ready to help a neighbour or someone in need. He spent countless hours visiting the sick and the lonely at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and the Kenora District Home for the Aged.

Ultimately, in 2017, Bert and Lorraine moved to Pinecrest themselves and it is there that he spent the last 2 years of his life.

Bert will be dearly missed by his wife Lorraine, his children Jeff (Mary) and Allison (Kevin), his grandchildren Samantha, Erin, Jillian, Sam and David, his sisters Norah Frost, Dorothy Beach and Margaret Hanna and by many nieces, nephews and friends.

His was a life well lived.

Special thanks to the staff of Pinecrest and to Kathryn Thome and little Ivy.

A Memorial Service will be August 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre with Pastor Cathy Giroux officiating.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Doctors without Borders or Christian Children’s Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Services

17 August

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre


Kenora, Ontario

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Jackie Fawcett ( Boynton)

July 5, 2019

Both my dad (John Boynton) were so glad to be assigned to the table where Mr and Mrs Husband sat at Pinecrest. He always had a smile for me no matter how hard his day had been. Dad enjoyed his company and has already reserved a table for him by his side in Heaven. Please try and take care Mrs. Husband and remember that you had a good life together with so many great memories to recall.
Condolences to the entire family .

Jackie Fawcett and family.

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Biography

Benjamin ‘Bert’ Husband
February 12, 1928- July 1, 2019

After a brief illness, Bert Husband passed away peacefully on July 1, 2019 at the age of 91 years with family by his side.

Bert Husband was born on February 12, 1928 in Kenora, Ontario to Irene and Clare Husband, the fourth of six children.

From an early age, he loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, trapping, canoeing, and kayaking.
On June 18, 1955 he married Lorraine Lindgren and together they built their home on Pine Portage Road. Bert had a long career with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. After he retired in 1981, he and Lorraine moved to their camp on Longbow Lake where they spent many wonderful years with their beloved black Lab Sally and with neighbours and friends. They especially looked forward to visits from their grandchildren that included fishing, blueberry picking, waterskiing, skating and family dinners. Bert had a large organic garden and graciously shared his produce with friends and family.

In 2007, Bert and Lorraine moved to Grandview Villa, where they made new friends and created more memories.

Bert loved his country and his hometown, believing that he lived in the “best place in the world”, free from earthquakes, tornadoes, famine and political unrest. He was a principled and honest man. He believed that “a man is only as good as his word”. He was charitable and generous; always ready to help a neighbour or someone in need. He spent countless hours visiting the sick and the lonely at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and the Kenora District Home for the Aged.

Ultimately, in 2017, Bert and Lorraine moved to Pinecrest themselves and it is there that he spent the last 2 years of his life.

Bert will be dearly missed by his wife Lorraine, his children Jeff (Mary) and Allison (Kevin), his grandchildren Samantha, Erin, Jillian, Sam and David, his sisters Norah Frost, Dorothy Beach and Margaret Hanna and by many nieces, nephews and friends.

His was a life well lived.

Special thanks to the staff of Pinecrest and to Kathryn Thome and little Ivy.

A Memorial Service will be August 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre with Pastor Cathy Giroux officiating.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Doctors without Borders or Christian Children’s Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.