Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON


Lillian Hatle

January 2, 1924June 17, 2020

Forever Loved, Never Forgotten...

Lillian Hatle (nee Remple), a resident of Kenora, Ontario passed away peacefully at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home on Wednesday June 17, 2020.

Lillian (Lil) was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Floyd Hatle; daughters Ilene and Joan; brother Harry; and sisters Betty Jerome and Ruth Atkins.

Lil is survived by her daughter Louise Roseborough of Kenora and son Clifford Hatle of Thunder Bay; grandson David Roseborough (Bonnie) of Winnipeg; granddaughter Sheila Watson (Sean) of Devon, AB; great-grandson Kevin; great-granddaughters Rayah, Breena, Kaiya and Meekah; brothers John (Denys) and Richard; sisters Alice Wilson, Susie Smith and Leona LeMasurier; many nieces and nephews and special niece Wendy Sutherland of Kenora.

Lil was born on January 2, 1924 in Saskatchewan where she was raised on her parent’s farm. She was the second oldest of nine children, moved to Kenora to work at a summer camp and that is where she met Floyd, fell in love with him and they were married in 1946. Shortly after, Floyd and Lil moved to Emo where Louise, Ilene and Joan were born and then five years later returned to Kenora where Clifford was born.

Lil worked for more than 25 years in Dietary at the Kenora General Hospital where she made many good friends including best friend Venola Morton. Lil and Venola travelled to many places far and wide and shared an interest in their crafts.

Lil was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary for 66 years volunteering many of those with her sister Ruth. Lil and Ruth were very close spending lots of time together gardening, baking, canning, picking blueberries, doing crafts and their weekly outings to Bingo. Lil had a love of flowers especially her bleeding hearts and had such beautiful flowerbeds that we all admired.

Lil was kind, caring and soft-spoken, she did not always have a lot to say, was more a great listener. Not everyone knew of her quick wit, one-liners and sense of humor.

We take this opportunity to say; Dear Mom, Grandma, “Granny”, Great-Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Friend; we love you and we will miss you.

The family extends their gratitude to Birchwood for her years of care.

A Wake Service will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 7 - 9 p.m. Due to Covid, please know this public viewing has been structured to protect yourself and the staff during this time. A time must be scheduled with the funeral home between 7 – 9 p.m. Please call the funeral home at (807) 468-8633 to book your viewing time.

A Funeral Service will take place at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 429 Second Street, South, Kenora, Ontario on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to Covid, if you would like to come to the service and pay your respects a mask must be worn at all times, masks will be provided by the family. Those who do not live in the same household need to be six feet apart and there is a limit of 50 family and friends that can attend this service.

Interment at Lake of the Woods Cemetery will take place following the service, please know, all Covid restrictions apply as per the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhome.com


  • Wake Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, June 26, 2020


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Linda Boucha

July 6, 2020

Louise so sorry to hear about you mother, I just saw this and just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you at this time.

Linda and Don

Bonnie Talbot

June 26, 2020

There were many visits over the years even though there were many miles between. I will always remember Aunt Lillian.

Carla Northcote-Brewer

June 24, 2020

Wendy, sorry to hear of your loss. I know you very close to your aunt.

Karen Roseborough

June 24, 2020

So Sorry for your loss Louise and family. Yor Mom was a great lady and will be greatly missed.