Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2Nd Street South, Kenora, ON


Charlotte Donnelly

June 15, 1945August 6, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Charlotte Donnelly (nee Tacknyk) on Tuesday August 6, 2019, in Kenora ON. She was 74 years of age.

Charlotte is survived and will loving be remembered by her daughter Diane (Roy Iriam), Son Michael Donnelly (Nikki), Son Brent Donnelly. Grandchildren Steven Iriam, Paul Iriam(Kasha plus 1), Craig Donnelly (Amanda plus 1) Zenna Donnelly, Mark Donnelly. Brendyn Donnelly. Greatgrandchildren Hazen Schnieder, Addison and Thea Donnelly. Sisters Iris (Jim Edwards) and Edie (Cory Owen). Brother in law Kevin Donnelly, Sister in law Brenda Donnelly. Nieces and nephews Ryan Edwards, Jodi Edwards and family, Melanie Rose and family, Lindsay ODonnell and family, Jeff Donnelly and family.

She was predeceased by her husband Ross Donnelly and her parents Edna and Peter Tacknyk.

Charlotte was born in Kenora and spent most of her life in Kenora. She and Ross were married June 1 1963. They moved a few times within Ontario and Alberta but always made it “back home” to Kenora. Before moving to Alberta in the early 2000’s, our mom was very involved the Salvation Army. She enjoyed being part of the Kinettes. Charlotte loved people. She worked in the hospitality industry forever. Last being a front desk clerk at the Clarion. All of us I can say will miss her laugh and her perogies.

Immediate cremation took place. A Celebration of Charlotte’s life will be held in a private ceremony at Lake of the Woods Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with our dad. I would like to thank Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre for their compassionate assistance during this time.

I would also like to thank the paramedics, police and staff in emergency at LWDH, Dr Wehner, Dr. Lass and Flo Sawkins who all showed Roy and I care and compassion.

In honor of Charlotte, please contact Diane at ririam@shaw.ca. or donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.


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Charlotte Donnelly

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