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MANITOBA - Carman - Doyle's Funeral Home Obituaries - 2

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Date: Monday, 23 March 2009, at 6:40 p.m.

Howard Victor Hawken
On Friday, February 27, 2004 at the Tabor Home in Morden, Victor Hawken aged 78 years of Morden, Manitoba.
Victor is survived by three sisters, Margaret Louise Smith, Viola Grace Flowers, Ethel Marion Taylor, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his life partner Lorraine Hildebrand, one sister Beatrice, and one brother George.
Victor was born and raised on the family farm in the Opawaka district. He was a lifetime farmer and retired to Morden in his later years. He was active in the community and served on various community boards. When he wasn’t farming Victor enjoyed Hockey, Curling and Baseball.
Funeral service will be held from the Miami United Church in Miami, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Debra Orton officiating. Interment will take place in the Miami Cemetery, Miami.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Associating, 102-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, Mb. R3C 0S6 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB. R3L 0K6.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Dianne Ruth Hildebrand
Nee Elias
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dianne Hildebrand at the age of 40 years after a lengthy fight with Lupus since the age of 15.
She is lovingly survived by her husband David, parents Frank and Carolyn Elias, two sisters Wanda (Cam) Stockford, Tamara (Joe) Fryer and their families. Dianne is also survived by her in-laws Abe and Tina Hildebrand, sister-in-law Kathy (Ken) Wiebe and their family, brother-in-law Peter Hildebrand, and many relatives and friends.
Diane was born on September 11, 1963 and prior to her passing, she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery at the St. Boniface General Hospital.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 12, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at the Carman Mennonite Church in Carman with interment at the Graysville Mennonite Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made the Lupus Society of Manitoba.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Isobel Bell
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 Isobel Bell aged 92 years passed away at Oakview Place in Winnipeg.
She is lovingly remembered by her son Wayne (Linda) of Winnipeg and their family. She is also survived by her late son Bert’s’ two daughters and their families. Isobel was predeceased by her husband Bus in 1991 and son Bert in 1989.
Funeral service will be held on Friday March 12, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace St. John’s Church in Carman with Rev. Brad Elliott officiating. Private interment will take place prior in Greenwood Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Carman Memorial Hospital, Box 610, Carman, Manitoba R0G 0J0.
Doyle of Carman in care of arrangements.

Alain André Joseph Delaquis
1943 – 2004
On March 11, 2004, Alain Delaquis, beloved husband of Nancy (Kelly), father of Paul, Anne-
Marie (Michel Gzebowski), Lisa-Marie (David Brunet) and Patrick (Jess Sookermany); and
loving grandfather of Daniel J. Delaquis, Daniel J. Lavallée, Liam M. Gzebowski and Annika M. Gzebowski, passed away at his home in Carman, MB. surrounded by his family. Alain was predeceased by his parents Jean and Marie Louise Delaquis and by three brothers: Denis, Bruno and André. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law James E. Kelly and his mother-in-law Margaret J. Kelly.
Alain is survived by his brothers and sisters: Lucien (Denise) Delaquis, Marguerite (David) Martin, Fernand (Lorna) Delaquis, Roméo (Cécile) Delaquis, Bertrand (Elizabeth) Delaquis, Norbert (Lucille) Delaquis, Aimé (Shirley) Delaquis, Jacqueline (Roger) Philippot, Annette (Gérald) Fouasse, and by his two sisters-in-law Thérèse (André) Delaquis and Georgette (Bruno) Delaquis. He leaves to mourn his brothers-in-law: Jim (Sharron) Kelly, and Spencer (Sheligh) Kelly, and his sisters-in-law: Pat (Conrad) Delorme, Geri (Jim) Nichols, Joanne (Eldon) Freund, Wendy (Harvey) Robertson and Donna Peters (Phil). Alain also leaves to mourn his aunt Fernande, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Alain was born in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, MB. on May 15, 1943. He spent most of his adult life working as a lab technician in the aircraft industry. Alain loved the outdoors, enjoying various hobbies such as canoeing, fishing, photography, gardening and many outdoor sports.
Alain was devoted to his family and worked very hard throughout his life to provide them with the opportunities that would better their lives. He dearly loved his grandchildren and had a constant interest in all that they did. He will be greatly missed.
Alain faced this struggle against cancer with remarkable courage and fortitude.
The funeral mass will be held on March 15, 2004 at the parish church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Carman at 2:00 p.m. with Father Ed Kosa O.M.I. officiating. Interment to follow
at the Carman Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O; Box 2248 Stn Main,
Winnipeg, MB. R3C 9Z9.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Ellis William Crerar
Ellis died peacefully on March 13, 2004 at the Boyne Lodge at the age of 88. In his final days, family and friends were at his bedside.
He is survived by his children, Dale (Carol) and Fay (Lawrence) Thiessen; and by his grandchildren, Sandra (Keven) Krahn, Carlee Thiessen, Michael Crerar, Jeffrey Thiessen and Patricia (Adrian) Dueck. He was recently predeceased by his companion Irene Grantham.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff and volunteers at the Boyne Lodge and Dr. Barnes for the special care given to Dad during his stay. We would also like to thank Fay Grantham and the close friends that were always there when he needed them.
If desired, donations may be made in Ellis’ memory to the Boyne Lodge in Carman.
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held.
Doyle of Carman in care of arrangements.

Frieda Dirks
On Thursday, March 18, 2004 at the Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman, Manitoba, Frieda Dirks of Carman, formerly of Elm Creek and Winnipeg passed away at the age of 78 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her siblings; Sophie Thiessen, Walter (Susan) Dirks, Ed (Hanna) Dirks, Clara Hamm, William (Mary) Dirks and Henry Dirks. Also 26 nieces and nephews, 32 great nieces and nephews and many great-great nieces and nephews. Frieda was predeceased by her parents Abraham and Anna Dirks, sister Mary and two brothers-in-law, Martin Thiessen and Dick Hamm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 22, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Carman with Pastor Bob Pauls officiating. Viewing will be on Sunday 3-4 p.m. and prior to the service. Interment in the Wingham Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Boyne Lodge, Box 1644, Carman, R0G 0J0.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Bertha Ellen Demler
(nee Halstead)
Bertha passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2004 at the Boyne Lodge in Carman. She is
survived by her children, Alan Demler of Starbuck, MB., Sharon (Rodger) Ferrill of Winnipeg, MB., Jack (Kathy) Demler of Boyle, Alta., Jim (Debbie) Demler of Gabriola Island, B.C., her beloved grand-children Kim and Barry, Beth and David, Debbie and Serge, Alan and Laurel, Michael and Dawn, Chris, Tim, Becky, Tricia, Jennifer and Justin and great-grandchildren Stephanie, Donovan, Max, Kyle, Ayanna, Christian and Natasha. She is also survived by her brother Tom Halstead, sister Lillias Baker, sisters-in-law Molly Nevin, Francis Wilson, Pat Johnson, Anne (Harold) Heatherington, Bernice Darling, Helen Kaiser and Grace Halstead, brother-in-law Jim Thomson and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Harvey and Ann Halstead, her beloved husband Peter, her daughter-in-law Faye, sisters Dorothy Anderson and Millie Elliot and brothers Les Halstead and Norman Halstead.
Bertha was born in Myrtle MB. September 22, 1912. She had her early schooling in Myrtle then went on to get a teaching certificate at the Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught in several one-room schools in MB. before she met and married Peter and settled on a farm in Starbuck, MB. She was an enthusiastic member and leader of community groups that included 4H, CGIT, Eastern Star, the United Church and the Prairie View Ladies Aid. She also put on amateur concerts for the March of Dimes and helped raise the money to build a Senior’s Home in Starbuck. She couldn’t sing a note but loved to be on stage, so she did comic sketches and was well remembered for her peg-leg dance. She was expert seamstress, enjoyed all types of crafts, wrote poetry and was a wonderful baker and homemaker.
She traveled extensively with her husband visiting family all over Canada, the USA and Europe. She kept diaries of her travels and masses of photographs.
Always the teacher, she instilled in her children and grandchildren a love of life and a love of laughter. There wasn’t a joke she didn’t like, even if the joke was on her. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends and neighbors.
We shall be forever grateful for the kind and gentle care she received at Boyne Lodge during her stay there.
Her life will be celebrated by a service at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Starbuck, MB. on Wednesday March 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Peter Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in the Starbuck Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Starbuck United Church, the Boyne Lodge in Carman, or to a charity of one’s choice. Flowers gratefully declined.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Carman in care of arrangements.

Annie Wilkie
(Heinrichs) nee Harder
April 1, 1911 – October 4, 2004
Peacefully, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side, our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Greatgrandmother passed away at the age of 93 at the Boyne Lodge in Carman after a few years of ill health that she faced with courage and an indomitable spirit. She was held in the prayers of many both near and far and was surrounded by her family’s love.
Annie was born April 1st, 1911 to Jacob J. and Maria (Braun) Harder of Edenbourg, Manitoba – Village of Altona.
Annie spent her younger years in the Rosefarm School area. At the age of 16, she went to Ninette and was employed as a housekeeper in Dr. D. A. Stewart’s home. After a few years, she moved to Winnipeg. The depression had just begun in 1929 and work was hard to find. While she was staying at the YWCA she placed her name with the Clerk on a Saturday (the day she arrived in Winnipeg) and on Monday a housekeeper from the James Richardson Farm came to interview her and took her to be employed on the farm. She longed to get out to the country nearer to her sister, Hattie, who knew of a place two miles from her and so Annie began work at the J. B. Davidson farm near Kane and that is where she met and married Alex Wilkie. A vision perhaps led her to meet her first husband, Alex Wilkie.
“I left Ninette in 1929 and travelled to Winnipeg by train and as I came through Carman 2 ½ miles east I could see the golden stubble fields and remembered plowing for my father. How I had enjoyed doing this for my father. I wondered then if I would ever have that pleasure again. Well, in 1932, I was married to that man that owned that very land and I’ve felt the presence of the Lord ever since. We lived happily for 36 years and we raised three children. They all had the privilege of being raised on a beautiful farm and were able to make their own choices of whatever vocation suited them.
My second marriage after being a widow for 17 years came about the same way as my first marriage. I always had wished to marry a retired farmer and I did.
Mom’s amazing memory and her gift as a story teller meant we often heard tales of her growing up in those early years with eight sisters and one brother.
Mom was very involved in the Boyne Community as a member of the Boyne Ladies Club. Mom taught Explorers at the United Church in Carman and was an exhibitor at the Carman Fair for 62 years. She was a self taught cake decorator and later taught cake decorating. Mother loved to cook and bake and entertain – there was always a place at her table and in her heart for all who came. In the summer, her favorite times were spent in the garden and yard. After a heart attack and a stroke in 2001 her physical life came to a halt but whenever anyone asked how she was doing she always responded with “I’m fine, thank-you”. She was most appreciative, always had a joke to tell and was very funny and witty - it made her so easy to care for and to love.
Mom was a great listener and great motivator throughout our lives and was a very loving, caring and generous lady. She was a positive thinker - determined, strong-willed, and stubborn at times -and these qualities were what got her through a lot of difficult times in her life – that and her faith in God.
Surviving are her sons John Alexander Wilkie and his wife Elizabeth of San Diego, Ca. and James Franklin Wilkie and his wife Linda of Cochrane, Ab. and her daughter Barbara Marie Chapman of Winnipeg, Mb.
Grandchildren, Jay and Tom Wilkie and Kris Tegtmeier; Jared, Rylan and Raegan Wilkie; Leanne (Doug) Bartley and Jeff (Jennifer) Chapman, Step-Grandchildren Kristin Marie Fisher, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Michelle May, Dallas, Texas.
Great-grandchildren, Lacey and Stephanie Tegtmeier, Taylor Bartley and Myles Chapman. Also surviving is one sister Alice Wiebe (Jake) of Carman, MB. and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her lst husband Alex Wilkie, her daughter-in-law, Maureen Wilkie, and her granddaughter, Meredith Maureen Wilkie; her second husband, Ben Heinrichs and brother and sisters Mary Giesbrecht, Tina Peters, Jake Harder, Henrietta Harder, Hattie Buckbee, Helen Melbourne, Dorothy Becker, and Eva Harder.
Funeral Service will be held from the Carman United Church in Carman, MB. on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Catherine Waldie officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman.
As we say good-bye for now, we thank-you for your unconditional love.
You have shown us how to live life to the fullest, to trust in Gods way and to love one another.
Farewell Annie, Mom, Grandma, and Gigi
The family wish to thank the many people who cared for Annie at the Boyne Lodge and Carman Hospital who were extraordinary in their devotion and compassion given to our Mother.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Boyne Lodge, Box 1644, Carman, MB. ROG OJO, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB.
R3L 0K6.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Carman in care of arrangements.

Mary I. Thompson
Suddenly at her residence in Roland on Sunday April 11, 2004 Mary I. Thompson passed away at the age of 89 years.
She is lovingly remembered by two sons; Herb (Lynda) of Winnipeg and children Douglas (Robyn), Greg (Heather), Colleen (Gord), Kim (Greg); Don (Shirley) of Swan River and children Susan (Pat), David (Tami), Michael (Martha), Cynthia (Ivan) and daughter-in-law Connie of Roland and children Sheila (Ted) Karen (Kent) and Tom. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1993, son Robert in 1996 and one great-granddaughter Rikki.
Mother was born at Gilbert Plains and received her formal education there. She later moved to Flin Flon where she met and married her husband Fred Thompson. Soon after they moved to Herb Lake Manitoba where they started their family of three boys. Latterly they moved to Dauphin before finally settling in Roland where she lived until her passing.
Mom will be remembered for her strong competitive spirit whether it is her early baseball playing years her curling or her golf, all of which she enjoyed and played to the best of her ability In her final years she looked forward to her bridge group that provided a large amount of pleasure even though you could hear her complain loudly about her lack of cards. She was a great crafts person passing on many items of crocheted, needle point and knitting to her boys their wives and grand children. Mom fondly remembers the times that she worked with Dad when he worked in remote places like Norway House Thompson and Bird. Where she provided them meals for the crew. Her famous butter tarts are remembered by all and to this day by her children and friends.
Mom will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren not only for her great smile but also for her unselfish love that we all experienced. BYE MOM.
The pallbearers will be her Grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Roland United Church with Chuck Ross officiating. Interment in the Fairview Cemetery, Roland. Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
Doyle’s of Carman in care of arrangements.

Edith Winnifred BROWN
(nee FOX)
Edith passed away peacefully, after a brief illness surrounded by her family, Monday, April 26th, 2004 at Carman Memorial Hospital in her 92nd year. Edith was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Mabel Fox, siblings Lloyd, Art, Les, Roy, sister-in-law Nell, brothers-in-law Earl May and Alex Arthur. She is survived by her beloved husband Harry of sixty-one years, her daughters and sons-in-law Burna (Jim) Wilton of Elora, Ontario, Emily (Terry) Hunter of Winnipeg, MB, Lorna (Glenn) Lawson of Miami, MB and seven grandchildren – Sean (Trina), Lori (Rob), Bronwynne (Pierre), Tracy (John), Dawn, Arvel, Paul, ten great grandchildren, two sisters Elsie May and Ida Arthur, and many nieces and nephews.
Edith was born in Desford, Manitoba, on November 8th, 1912 to Francis and Mabel Fox, the fifth of seven siblings. Her early school years were in Desford and she received her teaching certificate in Brandon, MB. She taught in several Manitoba one-room schools. She married Harry on July 18th, 1942 and they spent forty-nine years on the family farm in the RM of Roland, ten years in Winkler, and the past three years in Carman, Edith in the Boyne Towers and Harry in the Boyne Lodge. Edith visited Harry twice each day sharing past, present and future activities. Edith liked meeting new people and always had a friendly hello to anyone she met. She had been involved with the United Church Women in Roland and currently enjoyed the Adult Day Program at the Boyne Lodge. Edith loved many things, a walk exploring nature’s beauty, talking and hearing about family and friend’s activities, sunsets and thunderstorms. She was an avid baseball fan and her Blue Jays were the best. Edith was a gifted teacher in the classroom and throughout her life. She instilled in her children and grandchildren a love of life, an appreciation of nature, and loved to show someone how to bake or complete a craft. Many of her former students came to visit her. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry, visits/outings with her family and friends. Edith touched the hearts of many and will be sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbours.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Carman Memorial Hospital as well as the homecare workers and caregivers at the Boyne Towers and Boyne Lodge for their wonderful care. Also thanks to all who remembered Mom with their love and support. We thank Reverend Kathie Waldie and Chuck Ross, and Craig Johnston and the staff at Doyle’s for your assistance with the funeral service.
Her life was celebrated by a service at the Carman United Church on April 29th at 11:00 am. Internment took place at the Fairview Cemetery in Roland, Manitoba.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

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