William Wilbert Beach (Bill)
Suddenly on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at the age of nearly 81 years, Bill passed away at the Carman Memorial Hospital.
Born on May 10, 1023, in Elrose, Saskatchewan, Bill was one of 9 children born to Fred and Alma Beach. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Ruth in childhood, brother Alfred (Gladys), sister Arlene Farnsworth, twin sister Hazel and husband George Butler and sister-in-law Phyllis Beach.
Bill is survived by brothers Wayne (Vi), Eugene (Marie), Philip and his twin Phyllis (Herman Schulte) and their families.
In the early 40s Bill moved to Culross, Manitoba and lived with his Uncle WC Ross until he joined the army in 1943. After being discharged in 1946 he bought his own land and started farming. For many years during the winter he went to Prince George B.C. to work as a mechanic in the logging camps. In the early 1960’s he worked as a grader operator for the RM of Grey. He received a gold watch for 25 years of dedicated service. After his farm was sold in the 80’s, he built a home in Elm Creek where he resided until he moved to Heritage Manor.
Bill had many fond memories of his ski-dooing and fishing trips in B.C. with his family. His generosity to all his family will always be remembered. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted from Doyle’s Funeral Home in Carman, MB. at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2004 with Rev. Harold Kenyon officiating. Interment to follow in the Elm Creek Cemetery, with reception in the St. Andrews United Church in Elm Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Andrews United Church Memorial Fund, Elm Creek, MB.
Doyle’s of Carman in care of arrangements.
FLORENCE MARION KROHN
Surrounded by love from both far and near, Marion passed into the arms of God, May 9, 2004 with her husband Leonard by her side.
Her memory will be cherished by her sister Lenore and her daughter Noreen, Leonard’s brother Bill Krohn, sisters Millie, Eve, Esther, Marie, numerous nieces, nephews, countless close friends and neighbors who were considered family.
Funeral service will be held at Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Carman on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dan Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 301-352 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H8.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
A special thank-you to Marion’s home care workers Terry and Trish, the nursing staff at Carman Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion and to Pastor Dan Murphy for being there for Leonard and the family.
Donald Clayton Millar
On Saturday, May 8, 2004, after a lengthy illness, Don passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Boundary Trails Hospital.
He will be forever remembered and lovingly missed by his wife Thelma, sisters Dorothy Blaair and Jean Spencer, brother Earl Millar and wife Joyce, sisters-in-law Myrtle Rudd, Mildred Brydges, Leah Phillips and Jean Prior, brother-in-law Bert Phillips and wife Marie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his brother Jim and sisters Verna Roberts and Alma Knight.
Funeral service will be held from the Miami United Church in Miami, MB. on Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Debra Orton officiating. Interment will be in the Miami Cemetery, Miami, MB. Lunch will be served at the Miami Community Hall following the interment.
Memorial donations may be made to the Boundary Trails Health Centre, Dialysis Unit, Box 2000, Station Main, Winkler, MB R6W 1H8, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Morden in care of arrangements.
Victor Craig Pattle
On Friday, May 14, 2004 at the Carman Memorial Hospital, Victor Craig Pattle aged 92 years beloved husband of Verna Pattle of Carman, Manitoba.
Victor is survived by his wife Verna, one sister-in-law Jean Pattle and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings; Stewart Pattle, Dorothy Marles, Cliff Pattle, Tory Adams, Ray Pattle, Milt Pattle, and Milly Pattle
Funeral service will be held from Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Carman on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harold Kenyon officiating. Interment will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0S6 or to the Carman Memorial Hospital, Box 610, Carman, Manitoba R0G 0J0.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
William Lawerence Campbell
On Sunday , May 23, 2004 at the Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman, Manitoba, Lorne Campbell passed away at the age of eighty-six years, formerly of Gladstone, Manitoba with his family at his side.
Lorne was born on June 3,1917 at Edrans, Manitoba
Lorne was predeceased by his beloved wife Dallas in 2002 and his parents William and Edith Campbell, two brothers Murray and Allan and infant brother Clarence , two sisters; Betty and Elsie and a granddaughter Kyla. He leaves to mourn his passing six daughters; Elva Radford of Portage la Prairie, Lois (Brian) Bott of Morden, Kay (Norman) West of Gladstone, Linda Campbell of Brandon, Dianna (Brian) Lenton of Carman, Rosemary Campbell of Victoria B.C. four sons Leslie of Gladstone, Donald (Lynda) of Errington, B.C., Larry (Joanne) of Arden, MB., and Douglas of Victoria B.C. seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two sisters; Marion(Vern) Curle of Brandon, Edna(Murray)Smith of Gladstone and one brother Bert Campbell of Pender Harbor, BC. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gladstone United Church, Gladstone, Mb. with Rev. Bob Hunter officiating. Interment will follow on Thursday, May 27 at 11:00am. in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman, MB.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Carman and Clarke’s Funeral Service of Gladstone in care of arrangements.
John Milton (Mike) Downs
John Milton (Mike) Downs was born on January 8,1918 in Carman , Manitoba, the second oldest of five children. He passed away on Saturday, May 29,2004.
Dad grew up on a farm near Homewood , Manitoba, where he helped his father farm. Dad joined the RCAF in 1940 and served as a flight officer on No. 3 squadron. After being shot down in 1943 , he was a P.O.W. for 20 months in Stalag Luft 3. At this prison camp he helped with the ventilation system for escape tunnels as depicted in the movie, “the Great Escape”.
After the war, Dad returned home to help on the farm and earned his Diploma of Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. His love of the land continued through his gardening and flowerbeds , even when he moved to Carman.
In 1947 Mike married Nellie Irene Roberts and settled on the family farm at Homewood. During their 35 years of marriage they raised five children and enjoyed many trips, vacations and good times together. Family and friends meant a lot to Dad. To quote our father, ”My biggest enjoyment is seeing some of the “old gang”—especially my P.O.W. buddies and my family and friends.”
Mike played hockey and baseball in his younger years and loved all sports, especially curling, golf and cribbage in his later years.(Mike enjoyed competition!!)
He was proud to be a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, being a member for 59 years and at one time serving as the DVA representative for Carman Branch # 18.
Mike was predeceased by his wife Nellie in 1983, his brother Jim in 2002, his sister Jean McCutcheon in 1998, his brother Frank Webb in 1943, his sister Dorothy in 1937,and his half-brother Barry in 1968.
Those remaining who will cherish his affection include four daughters; Heather Bunka (Bill),grandsons Michael, Robert and T.J.; Deborah Mogk (Don), grandaughters, Terryl (Dwain), Linnea and Kenzie; Francis Mackenzie (Jim) ,granddaughters, Sherri and Carla; Kathleen Loeppky (Lorne); and one son Michael (Jacquie), grandchildren John, Kassandra and Craig, and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as special and dear friend Ivy Charles.
A celebration of Dad’s life, for family and friends will be held at the Carman Legion on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Carman Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #18, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Wayne Ernest Dyck
Peacefully on May 30, 2004, Wayne E., Dyck aged 59 years beloved husband of Stella of Elm Creek, was delivered from his pain and suffering by his Lord at the Boundary Trails Health Centre.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son Karl, two daughters, Wynita (Frank) Siemens and Melinda (Joël) Ricard, six grandchildren, one brother David (Rose) and one sister Marion (Walter) Russell as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren church with Rev. John Willems and Rev. Ken Austin officiating. Interment will take place in the Elm Creek Cemetery. Viewing will take place from Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Carman on Wednesday June 2, 2004 from 7-8 p.m.
If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit of the Boundary Trails Health Center and in memory of Wayne, please sign your organ donor card.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
GLADYS ETHEL MCKENNITT (NEE GRAHAM)
Mrs. Gladys McKennitt passed away peacefully on June 24th at Boundary Trails Health Centre, in her 96th year.
Gladys was born in Glenora, Manitoba in 1908 to Thomas and Ethyl Graham. In 1928 she married Howard McKennitt of Morden, Manitoba, where she lived until her passing.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Howard in 1969, son Jack in 1992, grandson Kevin in 2000, four brothers (Bud, George, Shirley and Edward) and two sisters (Mary and Leona).
Gladys leaves to mourn her passing son Graham (Alice), daughter-in-law Irene McKennitt, sister-in-law Navone Graham, grandchildren Warren, Loreena, Richard and Kara, 12 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family was of immense importance to Gladys, along with her love of cooking, homemaking and tending her garden.
Funeral services were held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, on Thursday, July 01 at 1:00 pm and the interment took place following the service at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Gladys’s memory can be made to:
Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation:
Box 2000, Stn. Main
Arrangements were in the care of Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Morden, Manitoba.
Courtney Drake LePage
Suddenly on Monday, June 28,2004,at the age of 43,Court was touched by his angels and taken home.
He leaves to cherish his memory; wife Val, son Shane and daughter Mandy .Also his parents; Joy(Wilf) Harper of Edmonton, John(Shirley) LePage of Sperling; sisters; Debra(Dan) of Edmonton, Laurie(Rich) of Medicine Hat, and Pam(Neil) of Medicine Hat ;brothers; Lance(Melodie) of Lethbridge, Cal, Steven(Michelle), Ryan all of Winnipeg also sisters; Robyn(David) of Whitehorse,Yukon, Ronaye(Gregg) of Campbell River and Erin of San Francisco.
Also his mother and father-in-law, Kermit and Eileen Olson of Elm Creek, brothers and sisters-in-law; Linda(Bob) Morden-MacDonald of Winnipeg, Crystal(Don) Zacharias of Elm Creek and Rob(Lisa) Olson of Carman.
All his friends at Mountain Industries in Notre Dame, special friends; Fred and Dorothy Axdal of Carman, Scott, Charlene and Jessica Cawler of Virden, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Court was born in Calgary, moving to Manitoba in his early years. He worked various jobs throughout his life, but his most cherished moments were being a Dad. He loved life, had a huge heart for individuals with “intellectual disabilities “from which he made many friends.
It was during these times that love flowered thru him, spreading happiness and smiles throughout many faces. He cherished his parents and siblings, loving every moment he could spend with them and being thankfull for their love.
A private family service will be held at the Carman Pentecostal Church.
In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to Mountain Industries in Notre Dame or Eden Mental Health, in Winkler.
We would like to thank Dr. Robert Kruk at Carman Hospital and Health Sciences Centre of Winnipeg.
“With our blessing you are Now Home”
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Carman
Marcel Victor Lahure
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, Marcel Lahure aged 80 years beloved husband of Millie Lahure of Carman, MB. (formerly of Stephenfield, MB.) passed away at the Carman Hospital on Friday, July 2, 2004.
Besides his wife Millie he is survived by 2 sons, Terry and wife Linda of Calgary, AB., and Rick of White Rock, BC. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Chris (Robin) of Calgary, AB, Lana Lahure-Lemus (Fredy) of Quatamala., and great-grandchildren Kyle and Bailey Lahure (their Mom Lisa) and Samantha Lemus. Marcel was predeceased by his parents Victor and Helene Lahure, two brothers Harry, George and sister Ida Hodgson.
Marcel spent from 1943 to 1946 in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteers in WWII. After which he operated the Stephenfield General Store to 1970 and then from 1970 – 1991 he held various positions at Kimberly-Clark retiring as office manager in 1991. Marcel enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Carman United Church with Rev. Nancy Finlayson and Catherine Waldie officiating. A private interment will take place in the Graysville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Graysville United Church, C/O James McNair, RR#3, Carman or to the Carman United Church Building Fund, Box 1177, Carman, MB. R0G 0J0.
The World of Eternal Light
We travel the River of Life, day by day,
And its turns can bring
Many changes our way,
But what may appear as the final bend
Is just the beginning instead of the end.
For beyond it, there lies still another land
Where your loved one,
Directed by God’s own hand,
Lives on, although physically out of sight,
At peace in a world of eternal light.
DORIS ELIZABETH REID (Bell)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, July 5,2004 at the Boyne Lodge in Carman, Mb. Surrounded by her family. Doris was born in Morden Mb. On June 13,1919 to William & Edythe Bell.
Doris lived most of her life in the Myrtle area, where she met and married Doug Reid, who predeceased her on October 1993. She is survived by her three daughters, Janie Reid (Ed), Lilla Letkeman (Fred) and Donna Cameron (Jim): seven grandchildren Jamie Stewart (Regan), Jason Stewart (Dena), Matthew Dingle (Fiancee Courtney), Daniel Dingle (Carla), Scott Cameron, Christine (Fiancee Anton) and Kathleen Cameron: three great-grandchildren Adrianna and Alexandria Dingle and Matthew Stewart. Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Bill Bell (Barb) brothers-in-law George Carnegie and Les Sundell, sisters-in-law- Wilma Milne, Nellie Reid and Janet Bell: special cousin Rhea Livingston, long time dear friend Beryl Long as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her sisters Helen Thompson, Bessie Reichert, Katherine Carnegie and brothers Norman and Bob Bell as well as sisters-in-law Ethel Bell, Betty Bell, Helen Sundell, Margaret Reid and brothers-in-law Nels Thompson, Edmond Reichert and Jim and Charlie Reid.
Upon completion of her education in Myrtle, Doris worked at Wright’s General Store in Myrtle, clerking and working in the Post Office. During the war, Doris worked in Ottawa for the Civil Service, returning to Winnipeg, where she was hired as the first female mail sorter by the Winnipeg Post Office.
Upon her marriage to Doug Reid in 1947, she returned to the Myrtle area where she and Doug farmed and operated Reid Electric until their retirement. She was very involved in all aspects of the community, serving on both church and school boards, active in W.A. and W.I. of which she was a lifetime member. She was very involved in sports all of her life. Baseball remained a passion of hers throughout her life, from the time she played ball in her youth, to playing competitive ball in Ottawa and Wpg., where she volunteered to work nights in order to have the time off to play ball. She also curled and her and Dad enjoyed many old time dances.
Of utmost importance to mom always was the well being and happiness of her family and friends.
Celebration of her life will be held on Thurs., July 8 at 11:00 in the Roland Municipal Hall with Rev. Chuck Ross officiating. Interment to follow in the Myrtle Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jamie & Jason Stewart, Matthew & Daniel Dingle, Christine & Kathleen Cameron. Honorary Pallbearers will be Beryl Long, Lorne & Lorraine Fife, Wilma Halstead, Laura McLaren, Bob & Linda Pinkerton, Lil Phillips, Robert & Kay Reid, Brad & Lee Ann Winkler.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Myrtle Cemetery Fund through the Roland Municipal Office or to Boyne Lodge, Box 910, Carman, Mb.