1915 - 2004
Peacefully, on June 1, 2004 at Carman Memorial Hospital, Jim Parkinson slipped away to his rest. Jim was predeceased by his parents James William and Catherine Ann (nee Buchanan), brothers John and Robert, and sisters Clara (Jack) Whitfield and Fanny (Charles) Storey. He is survived by his wife Eunice, son and daughter-in-law Fred and Diane Parkinson, grandchildren Shannon (Ernie) Watson, Heather (Matt) Kaminsky, Joni and Delany, one great-granddaughter Kaylin Watson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born February 4, 1915 at the family farm home north of Miami, MB, Jim had an abiding and wholehearted love for the land. From early childhood, he helped his father on the farm, and at age 14 took on the major role in managing it after his father was badly crippled in an accident. In 1948, Jim married Eunice Nichols, and together they operated the family farm for many years. In 1980, Jim retired from active farming, although he remained involved and deeply interested in the family business until the very end of his days. In his leisure time, Jim was an avid outdoorsman. A notable marksman with both shotgun and rifle, he enjoyed hunting deer, duck and goose, and often joked about his proficiency in local "turkey shoots" as a young man. For many years, he also kept a brace of greyhounds, with which he coursed rabbits, foxes, and coyotes. After his retirement, Jim's greatest pleasure was driving through the countryside, "inspecting" the crops for miles around Miami, and observing all the changes of the seasons in fields and woodlands. Jim had a great affection for all growing things, and took particular pleasure in watching his grandchildren grow and thrive.
The Parkinson family would like to express their gratitude to the Eden Mental Health Centre in Winkler for the exceptional kindness shown to Jim during his time there, and to the staff of Carman Hospital for their compassion and courtesy throughout his last days. A special thanks is also owed to Marjorie and Lorne Cruikshank of Carman for their generous support at this difficult time. As well, our thanks are given to the staff of the day program at the Boyne Lodge and the Hand-Van service to it. This service provided a great deal of pleasure to Jim in his declining years.
A service in Jim's memory will be held at the Miami United Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2004. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Eden Foundation, Box 129, Winkler, Manitoba R6W 4A4, or to a charity of your choice.
ROBERT SHELDON MCCUTCHEON
Robert Sheldon McCutcheon of Carman, Manitoba passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 1, 2004, in the Carman Memorial Hospital with family at his side.
Sheldon was pre-deceased in 1998 by his wife of 57 years Jean Isabelle Downs, whom he loved deeply, as well as by his brother Lyle and his sister Verna Collier. He will be lovingly remembered by his surviving sister Edith Hannah of Beamsville, Ontario, his sister-in-law Mildred McCutcheon of Carman, Manitoba, his son and daughter-in-law, Brian of Cobble Hill, British Columbia and Gillian of Mill Bay, British Columbia and grandchildren Bea (Rick Fowler) and Rob; his son Wayne (Brenda Hunt) of Ottawa, Ontario and grandchildren Drew (Glenda Rodriguez) and great grandson Benjamin and Emma (Craig Calvert); his son Blake (Cathy Driedger) of Neepawa, Manitoba and grandchildren Cathy Jean and Carol Lynn (Lance Schafer); his son Shawn (Bonnie Biggar) of Carman, Manitoba and grandchildren Warren and Danine, his special friend Irene Woodfield of Carman, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sheldon was born on November 6, 1917, on his parents’ farm (Robert and Allie nee Clark) near Homewood, Manitoba. He attended school at Homewood and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1939 with a Diploma in Agriculture. He farmed with his father for a few years prior to purchasing the present farm in 1939, located on the Boyne School section. The farm continues to be operated today by his son Shawn and his grandson Warren.
Sheldon married Jean in 1941. The same year he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he trained and served as an aircraft mechanic. He was stationed in Brandon, Manitoba, St. Thomas, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia and finally, in 1942, at Sea Island, British Columbia until the end of the war. In the following years, Sheldon and Jean built their farm and raised their family.
Sheldon loved to grow things, whether in the fields or in the garden, and often picked sweet peas and other flowers to bring to Jean. He also loved to learn, stayed current with the latest farming trends and always sought out the latest technology and equipment. He was a farmer who insisted on his crops being clean and the rows straight. Of note, he grew sugar beets for twenty nine and was a Select Seed Grower for forty five years. Sheldon was also actively involved in the community, where he led 4-H Sugar Beet and Beef Clubs and sat on various local boards.
Sheldon had a love of life and approached new ideas with an open mind. He read widely, was always current on national and international events and ready to discuss and debate the issues of the day. He and Jean attended the theatre at every opportunity and traveled extensively around Canada and the world after they retired from farming.
A private family interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman, Manitoba on Saturday, December 4, 2004, to be followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at the Carman United Church, with Rev. Catherine Waldie officiating.
Sheldon’s family wishes to thank all those involved in his care over the past two years. Their kindness and concern will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Central Cancer Resource, 160 Stephen Street, Morden, Manitoba, R6M 1T3.
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
On Monday, April 4, 2005 at the Boundary Trails Health Center, in Winkler, Maria Fehr aged 91 years beloved wife of the late Peter J. Fehr of Winkler, formerly of Carman.
Maria was predeceased by her husband Peter J. Fehr. She is survived by three sons, Arthur (Eva) Fehr of Garson, MB., Wilbert Fehr of Calgary, and Leonard (Pauline) Fehr of Stephenfield. Maria is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral service will be held from Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Carman on Friday, April 8, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dale Warkentin officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB. R3L 0K6
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Carman in care of arrangements.
August 6, 1922 - May 3, 2006
On Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Lloyd Orchard, aged 83 years of Miami, Manitoba, passed away at the Carman Memorial Hospital.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Velma; daughter, Lynda (Bob) Pritchard and their children, Darren (Roxanne) and their daughter Alexis, Allen (Rachel); daughter, Arleigh (Rick) Hefford and their children Tom, Ben, Kari; daughter, Pat (Bill) Ellie and their children Melanie and Steve; son, Doug (Barb) Orchard and their children Jason and Carley; daughter, Kathy (Dale) Lindbeck and her sons Josh and Martin; and daughter Laurie Orchard. He is also survived by his sisters, Bernice (Ian) McLaren, and Verona Malmquist.
He was predeceased by one grandson Michael Pritchard, and his sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Albert Ouellette.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Miami Community Hall in Miami, Manitoba, with Rev. Debra Orton officiating. Interment will follow at the Miami Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald St. Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6, or to the Boundary Trails Health Centre MRI fund, Box 2000, Winkler, MB, R6W 1H8.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel, in care of arrangements.
William George (Bill) Buchanan
On Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, William (Bill) Buchanan aged 64 years of Winnipeg, MB. (formerly of Miami, MB.)
Bill leaves to mourn his passing , two sisters, Ethel and husband Frank Pheil of McCreary, MB. and Edna Hurlbert of Selkirk, MB. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Alexander and Lilly Buchanan, by two brothers Lyle and Russell Buchanan, by one sister Dorothy and her husband Walter Williment, and by another brother-in-law Gordon Hurlbert.
Bill enjoyed travelling and fishing. He also took an active part in his bowling and curling leagues in Winnipeg. He worked for Monarch Industries in Winnipeg for the most part of his life, until his retirement.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Doctors and staff at the Grace General Hospital for the care and kindness give to Bill.
Funeral Service will be held from the Miami United Church in Miami, MB. on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harold Kenyon officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in the Miami Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB. R3C 9Z9.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Christian August Josef Dewey
May 7, 1966 ~ October 2, 2006
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Christian Dewey of Carman, Manitoba on Monday, October 2, 2006. Christian is survived by his parents, Franz-Josef and Josefine, his siblings Lucia (Michael), Robert, Susanne (Davide), Rudi (Shannon) and Tobias (Gina) and his nieces and nephews Emily, Giuliana, Marcus, Dario and Matthew. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Carman, Manitoba. Prayers will be held at the church Thursday evening, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 4 Fort Street, Suite 100, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C4, Telephone: (204) 953-2350.
Ten days after she celebrated her 95th birthday, Mary Evelyn Meadmore passed away on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law at Oak Lake, MB.
Evelyn was born April 3, 1908 in Carman, the youngest child of Hill and Mary Pritchard. She attended a rural school until she went to high school in Carman. This was followed by Normal School in Manitou, MB and teaching in several rural schools. While teaching at Webster S. D. she met her husband-to-be Robert Meadmore, and they were married Feb. 11, 1933, in her parents' home south of Carman.
Together they farmed near Culross, MB and raised four children. Her husband passed away Nov. 1, 1975 in Elm Creek, MB.
She continued to farm with her sons until 1998 when they all retired from active farming. She had a lifelong love for flowers and for her family. She made many beautiful quilts, afghans, sweaters, mittens and slippers for herself and others, perfect in every stitch.
In her later years she enjoyed scrabble, playing her last game the day before she died with her great granddaughters, Jill and Jocelyn. She loved reading, doing crossword puzzles, writing poems, receiving cards, letters and phone calls.
She was predeceased by her husband Bob, her father and mother, and her brothers Earl, Bill and Ed.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred McCutcheon; her son Ron (Marion), grandsons Glen, Neil (Kelleanne), James; son Digby (Carol), grandchildren Heather, Rob; daughter Louise Baisi (Elio); daughter Dorothy Winters (Jack), grandchildren Leah Lees (Wayne), Della Lee (Gilbert), Rory (Marika), Jennifer Delavau (Allan), Daniel (Apinya). She thoroughly enjoyed watching her great grandchildren grow up. They are Michael, Joy Schwindt (Jason), Jill and Jocelyn Lees, Erin, Samantha and Katherine Lee, Jordan and Karsen Winters, Nicholas and Emily Delavau, Katya Winters, Dakota and Kayla Meadmore and her only great, great grandson Layne Schwindt.
Viewing will be held at Doyle's Funeral Chapel, 10-4th Avenue S. E., Carman, MB, on April 16, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be in Elm Creek United Church on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m., followed by burial in Carman Cemetery.
She wrote this verse for her last birthday:
"I little thought that I'd survive
To reach the age of ninety-five
But since I have I'll just be glad
Of all the years that I have had."
Clara was born December 14, 1922 in Brezinny, Poland. She came to Canada in 1930 with her parent's and brother Alvin; brother Harold was born in Graysville, 1933. Clara worked hard on the farm with her parents and then took up Hairdressing in Winnipeg. She worked in Winnipeg, Dryden, and Carman. While in Carman she met her husband Ed Walmsley in 1941. They were married February 17, 1943. Husband Eddy was in the Air Force, and they moved a lot. In 1943-1944, Clara followed Eddy to Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Pat Bay, B.C. They lived 17 months at Pat Bay while Eddy taught Wireless Air Gunners.
Their daughter Gail was born at Pat Bay on May 11, 1945. After the war ended the Walmsley's arrived back at Elm Creek, where they ran Eddy's Café for seven years and Eddy's Grocery for 30 years. Their daughter Gail also liked working with the public. Clara worked with the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and helped with all church work, ending as secretary for twelve years. She also helped with other Community affairs; baking, cooking and serving at weddings and banquets.
In 1975 Clara and Eddy retired from store business in Elm Creek. Clara enjoyed her grandchildren, she especially loved buying clothes for them and knitting for them, when they were small. After her retirement, Clara liked helping many people when their health was failing, and they were unable to do many things for themselves. She also loved to help her daughter and the grandchildren. She missed her long time friend Nelda Tkachyk after she passed in September of 1995, they had been friends for 37 years. Clara enjoyed her plane trips with Eddy to Halstenbeck, near Hamberg Germany in 1986. She met many of her cousins, two aunts and an uncle. She also enjoyed a couple of trips to Orlando Florida, to visit Eddy's cousins Dorothy and Margaret. She enjoyed a visit from three of her family from Germany in 1989.
Clara was predeceased by her father January 1, 1957, her mother on September 21, 1984, her brother Alvin on April 30, 1987, her daughter Gail on July 28, 1991, and by her husband Edwin (Eddy) on December 15, 1994 of 52 years together. Clara leaves to mourn her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Lynne (Ron) Rosengren of Mississauga, Ontario, Philip (Shannon) and Alyssa and Caitlyn Aune of Cameron, Ontario, Debbie (Mike) and Tamara and Crystal Banman of Elm Creek, Manitoba. She is also survived by son-in-law Dennis Aune of Thunder Bay, Ontario, her brother Harold (Mary) and Valerie Renn of Winnipeg, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives in Germany.
Graveside service will be held from the Elm Creek Cemetery, on Friday, December 5, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Brad Elliott officiating.
Reception will follow at the Elm Creek Community Hall.
If friends desire donations may be made to the Carman Hospital, Box 610,Carman,R0G 0J0 or a charity of one's choice.
Doyle's Funeral Chapel of Carman in care of arrangements.
On Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at the Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman, Manitoba, John Hildebrand, aged 72 years of Elm Creek, Manitoba.
Funeral service will be held from the St. Andrews United Church in Elm Creek on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harold Kenyon officiating. Interment will take place in the Elm Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Box 2248 Station Main, Winnipeg, MB. R3C 9Z9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB. R3L 0K6.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel 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.
Dougald Alexander Savage
September 18, 1918 – April 25, 2004
Doug passed away peacefully on Sunday morning son of Alex and Sarah Savage.
Born in Carstairs Alberta, Doug joined the RCAF as an AirFrame Mechanic with the 431 Squadron stationed in England returning in 1945. Doug married Elva Jean Johnston, his loving wife of 57 years, and they raised four sons, Robert (Barbara), Donald (Dianne), Allan and Rodney (Helen). He is also survived by grandchildren Ryan (Corrin), Erin (Pat) Rey, Dayna Savage, Jaclyn (Mike) Mackenzie, Dean Kelly and Mark, and great grandchildren Tyson, Misty, and Madilyn Savage.
Doug was predeceased by his brother Campbell. He is survived by his brother Kenneth (Frances) and sister-in-law Gerry, and numerous nieces and nephews and Gordon Reed.
Doug was always a farmer, planting his first crop at the age of twelve, only missing three years during his stay in England. Doug took great joy in his corn crops and his Hereford cattle. He spent a number of years as a 4-H leader, president of the Manitoba Hereford Association, named to the honour roll of the Canadian Hereford Association, was a director of the Red River Ex., honourary director of the Dufferin Agriculture Society, director of the Lundar Bull Sale, and a member of the Canadian Legion.
Funeral service will be held from the Carman United Church in Carman on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harold Kenyon officiating. Interment will take place in the Elm Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Pallbearers were Bob Miller, Glenn Miller, Wendell Reimer, Greg Fraser, Lee MacLean, and Brent Stewart. Honorary Pallbearers were Mick and Madeline Fraser, Ted and Dorothy Simpson, Steini and Runa Palsson, George and Norma Rankin, Blaine and Eva Johnson, Robert and Bonny Stewart, and Quentin Sylvester.
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Doreen Shirley Bray (nee VanWyck)
Peacefully, on the morning of May 6th with her family by her side Doreen passed on to join James her loving husband who predeceased her in 1998.
Born in the thirties, Doreen grew up on the farm near Roland, MB. where the experience of losing her only brother Allan at a young age to illness lead her to a career in nursing. Graduating in 1950 with her LPN, she served as a nurse in Carman and Cartwright where she met Jim. During their courtship she continued nursing in Morris, Deloraine, The Melita Hospital, and The Winnipeg Medical Arts Building. By 1958, as a newly married minister’s wife, Doreen continued her career in Manitou where Jim’s work took them. After moving back to Winnipeg in 1966, she continued nursing at The Holy Family Nursing Home, Oak View Place and Heritage Lodge. Doreen’s genuine spirit of care and compassion was reflected throughout her career as a nurse. She retired in 1988 to take care of her parents in their declining health.
Doreen was gifted with a wonderful singing voice and was active in many country church choirs in her younger years. In her retirement she continued on a member of the choir at Sturgeon Creek United Church.
After losing her first child a son, to a still birth, Doreen was determined to be a loving, giving mother. She cherished her family and would never hesitate to help out in any way she could. Her strong Christian faith was a source of thankfulness and comfort to her. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Bonnie-Lee Lambert (Claude), Shirley Bray-Mak (Gord), Jamesena Turnbull (Colin) as well as seven grandchildren, Daylan, Aaron, Jonah, Jasmine, Jordan, Jennifer and Tiana. Doreen will also be lovingly remembered by her foster son, Brian Johnston (Jennifer) and their child Rachel. She will be missed by Barbara Lavallee who made it possible for Doreen to spend as much time as possible at home this past year. Doreen had many special friends and will be fondly remembered by Mary Helgason whose thoughtfulness and caring has been an endless support and comfort, by Sarah Adshed, Olive Moore, Paddy Nault, Burnice Gill, Hilda Olesiuk and Bill and Heather Friesen who have been dear friends to Doreen, and by many other relatives and friends too numerous to name. Doreen was predeceased by her parents Herb and Nina VanWyck and brother Alan of Roland and by her husband Jim.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Church, Doctors and Nurses of Grace General Hospital for their caring and compassion; and to Cory, for the special bond he had with mom, for the extra time he always gave her and for making her smile!
A service honoring the life and faith of Doreen Bray will be held at Sturgeon Creek United Church, Tuesday, May 10th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Roland, MB. where all are welcome but none are obligated to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sturgeon Creek United Church memorial fund or to a charity of choice.
My life has been enriched and blessed by many unseen things
As fragile as the frost upon a winter window.
Where, in the morning light appeared an artistry of leaf and fern
Etched upon the glass in powder grey and icy blue.
A mystery from the darkness of the night
And so I came to know with childish wisdom,
That unseen power fills the world about me.
It mattered not that mid-day sun erased this thing of beauty
For I had seen it long enough to know that it was real.
As real as unseen things that give to life direction
And lift it upward in its dark and troubled hours
With faith unseen and love unspoken.
Doyle of Carman in care of arrangements.