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MANITOBA - Carman - Doyle's Funeral Home Obituaries - 6

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Date: Monday, 23 March 2009, at 6:44 p.m.

Winna Rae (Switzer) Tickner
Winna Rae Tickner was born April 16, 1923 at the family home to John and Mary Switzer. She died peacefully on Monday, November 22, 2004 at the Boundary Trails Health Center.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Joe, in 2000, sister Jean Conrod, sister Ina Sanders and brother Merton (in infancy).
She leaves to mourn her children Elaine and Maurice Sprung, Janie and Spence Anderson and Darryl and Jacqui Tickner. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren Laurie and Michael Crowe, Jenna, Tyler and Kaitlyn; Leanne Sprung; Philip Sprung; Kyle and Jennifer Sprung, Clayton and Kelby; Angie Klassen, Brennan; Curt Anderson; Joey and Kate Tickner, Gabrielle and Alyssa; and Trinda Tickner. Brother Lyle and Joan Switzer and brother-in-law John and Annette Conrod and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rae was raised in the Barclay District and attended Barclay and Darlingford schools. She married Joe Tickner in 1942 and they farmed together until Joe’s passing in 2000. During those years of farming, Rae also worked off the farm as a sewing machine operator and as a cook at the Morden District General Hospital and Notre Dame Hospital. Rae remained in her home until June 2004 when she moved to Legion House in Morden.
Rae was actively involved in the community through Zion Calvin United Church, the UCW and the many organisations her children were involved in. Joe and Rae enjoyed socializing-card parties, old time dances, travelling, curling and especially attending all of their grandchildren’s activities.
Special interests in the last few years were performing as Lavender Spice with the Spice Grannies and outings with the Red Hat Purple Dress Society. Rae enjoyed life and looked froward to sharing these new and old experiences with many friends and family.
Funeral service will be held from the Zion Calvin United Church in Darlingford, on Friday, November 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Jeannette Brigit officiating. Interment will take place in the Darlingford Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Central Cancer Resource Center, 160 Stephen St. Morden, MB. R6M 1T3 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Alex Harold Walker
Suddenly, on Monday, November 22nd, 2004 Alex Walker passed away in his home in Portage La Prairie.
Alex was predeceased by his adoptive mother, Rose Walker, and adoptive father, William Harold. He is survived by his adoptive sister, Karen (Brian) Maxwell, of Carman, Mb. Alex made his home primarily in the Portage la Prairie, Roseisle, Carman and St. Claude areas.
Anyone who knew Alex would likely describe his as a very persistent, crafty, and resourceful person. Whether it was advocating for himself and his perceived needs, seeking a ride form Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg, Roseisle, Carman, or wherever he may want to go, he would almost always come up with some way to obtain what he desired.
Alex easily engaged others and actively networked with others to meet his needs. Alex loved to stay busy, and prided himself on a job well done. He was a very industrious and ambitious person, and this helped to endear himself to others. Alex loved to surround himself with others, and had a genuine compassion for others, especially in their time of loss. He loved the company of “people from his church family”, and would often talk about fellowship with them.
Alex was a meticulous housekeeper, and the envy of many landlords. Alex loved Chinese food but hated sauerkraut, olives and peppers of any kind!! Alex received a great deal of support from many people and agencies. His unique style was often the subject of much discussion.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Carman with Rev. Brad Elliott officiating. Interment will take place in the Graysville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Karen Devine Safe House, 159-5th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, R1N 1J6
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel of Carman in care of arrangements.

Normand Joseph Louis Rondeau
On Thursday, November 25, 2004 at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Normand Rondeau, aged 41 years, beloved husband of Shelley and loving father to Michelle and Rachelle of Winnipeg.
Norm is survived by his parents, Etienne and Rita Rondeau of Winnipeg, one sister Marielle Good (Art) and their son Aaron, two brothers; Ronald and his children Jeremy and Kayla and Andre (Connie) and their son Ryler. He is also survived by his in-laws George and Betty Friesen and brother-in-law Dale of Altamont, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Funeral Mass will be held from the St. Leon Roman Catholic Church in St. Leon, on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Edward Kosa officiating. Prayers will be said from Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Carman on Monday, November 29, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. Interment will take place in the Altamont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald St. Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB. R3L 0K6.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

After his struggle with illness, Ray passed away on Monday, November 29th at the Carman Memorial Hospital. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Marilee, his three daughters and their families.
Ray was born in Mowbray, MB. and worked on the family farm from an early age. He loved being a farmer, and after marrying Marilee they raised their family on the farm at Homewood and later at Carman. Ray and Marilee were married 39 years. Ray loved his daughters, Sheri (Dan), Tricia (Abel) and Kristi (Kevin), and was proud and generous father. He had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren Tess, Selena, Bethany, Luke and Ethan, who will remember him for the many treats and 4-wheeler rides.
Ray is also remembered by his siblings Ruth Dunlop, Albert (Donna) Mutcher, Freda Collins, and Wilf (Deanna) Mutcher. He was predeceased by his sister Bernice Last (George) and parents Reinhold and Elsie Mutcher.
In the last months of his life, Ray found peace with God and this was his strength through many difficult days. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kruk and the staff of Carman Hospital, to his coffee buddies at Homewood Co-op, and to the church family at Carman Pentecostal for their friendship and many prayers.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will follow at a later date. Donations in honour of Ray’s memory may be made to Carman Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Box 1025, Carman, MB. R0G 0J0
Ray, we love you. Until we meet again, we will keep you close in our hearts.
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Will Reimer
1927 - 2004
Will Reimer was born on July 28th 1927 near Winkler as the 5th child of J.H.P. and Helena Reimer. He had five brothers and five sisters.
On November 18th 1950, he married Hilda Hiebert. They moved to Sydney to start their own farm but after two years packed up and moved to the greener pastures of Carman where they spent the rest of their married life together.
In Carman they settled into farm life, became active in the community, and were part of a church family that nurtured life-long friendships. Will supplemented his grain and livestock operation by working at John Deere in Winkler, Paterson Grain in Elm Creek and was custodian at Elm Creek Collegiate for five years. After moving off the home farm he was involved in real estate development and sales and in trading in cattle and horses. In the community he helped start and lead the Barnsley 4H calf club and was a leader in the Carman 4H horse club, and a member of the Dufferin Agriculture Society in the Heavy Horse division. In the Carman Pentecostal Church Will was a board member and Sunday School superintendent.
Even in his retirement, Will was always busy. But he always had time for his grandkids. One of his many jobs was finding new ways of enjoying his grandchildren. You could bet that at family gatherings if the adults couldn’t find Grandpa they only had to find out where the kids were and there would be Will.
In September 2000 Hilda passed away leaving a cloud of sadness and grief over Will. But through God’s grace the sun began to shine again for him when he met Tina Saunders. They fell in love and surprised us all with a secret wedding in March of 2003 and we were all thankful for the newfound happiness that their life together brought them.
On December 6th of this year Will was told that he had cancer and after a brief struggle he passed away quietly to be with his Lord and Savior on December 22nd. Although he is now enjoying his eternal reward we grieve and mourn his passing. He will always be loved and remembered by Tina and all our family:
Wendell and Lori and their children Billy and Sierra Terry and Colleen and their family Brad and Lisa, Mark and Ainsley and Jill and great grandchildren Alecia and Ty Gord and Arvilla and their family Lee and Jen, Sonia and Dallas Tracy and Cal Macfarlane and their children Tom, Forrest and Mahri.
We would like to express our appreciation to all of the people who cared for Will during his illness and to those of you who cared for us in practical ways. We all love you very much Dad.

Emil Rosner
Emil Rosner of Morden, formerly of Overstoneville, beloved husband of Doreen passed away on Monday, December 27, 2004 at Tabor Home in Morden at the age of 77 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son Dale (Debbie) one daughter Gale (John), five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four brothers, three sisters and many other relatives and friends. Emil was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Julianna.
Funeral service will be held from Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Morden on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Morris Vincent officiating. Interment will take place from Hillside Cemetery, at12:30 p.m. prior to the service. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 102-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB. R3C 0S6.
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Jacob P. (Jake) Letkeman
On Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at Salem Home in Winkler, Manitoba, Jacob P. (Jake) Letkeman aged 80 years, beloved husband of Anne Letkeman of Winkler, formerly of Morden.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Glenncross Mennonite Church with Rev. Wilbert Friesen and Rev. Lawrence Klassen officiating. Intement will take place in the church cemetery. Viewing will take place from Doyle's Funeral Chapel in Morden on Thursday, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. and prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Glencross Church Building Fund.
Doyle's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Jacob (Jack) Vanderveen
On December 29, 2004, Jack Vanderveen passed away to be with his Lord and Savior at 75 years of age. He is remembered with love by his wife Louwina, his children Mary Kamminga (Hank), Andy (Cindy), Cathy Wiersema (Jannes), Kelvin (Chris), Eric (Carolyn), Bill (Deb), Les (Agnes), Al (Anita), Theresa Weessies (Pete), Audrey Veldman (Kevin), Mark (Carole), 60 grandchildren and 8 great-grand children.
He is also survived by 1 brother and 2 sisters and their families in The Netherlands and by Louwina’s 1 sister and 5 brothers and their families all in Canada.
He was predeceased by his parents Anne and Trijntje Vanderveen and 2 infant grandchildren.
Dad was born in Doezum, The Netherlands on November 8, 1929. On January 5, 1954 he married Louwina De Wit and they lived and raised their family in the Carman area.
The early immigrant years were often difficult but Jack was richly blessed and guided by the Lord, in whom he put his trust. He was a hard working, honest and generous man.
In the early years, he worked in farm labor, logging, construction, coal hauling and market gardening. In 1964, Dad began a greenhouse business which has grown beyond his expectations. In the last number of years, Jack and Louwina wintered in Florida and that is also where Dad passed away.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Canadian Reformed Church at Carman. Private family interment will take place before the funeral service.
Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Boyne Lodge, Box 1644, Carman, MB, R0G 0J0.
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

John Ingram
November 4, 1963 – December 29, 2004
Suddenly, on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at his residence, John Ingram passed away at the age of 41. He was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland and moved to Canada on July 8, 1967 with his family at age four. They first settled in Winnipeg where they resided until 1971 when they then moved to Roland. John spent his entire childhood there, where he discovered his love for mechanics. Every job his father did, John could be found right beside him, hands dirty and his mind absorbing. He also discovered his love for adventure through Scouts, Venturers, and the many family camping trips they took. Through the years John dabbled in many trades, never forgetting anything he had been taught. He was always ready to lend a helping hand whether it be family, friend or stranger. In 1983 John met his soul mate Karen Cummer, and in 1985 he made it official, they became man and wife. In the years that followed they had three children, whom he loved very dearly. He spent a lot of time with them, whether it be hockey, skidooing, motorcycling, camping, boating, and especially fishing. All, his life, John made many, many friends and was loved by all, young and old alike. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten. John is survived by his loving wife of nineteen years Karen, his sons John age 18, Jeff age 14, and his princess Erin age 9. He is also survived by his Mom and Dad, John and Rosaleen Ingram, mother and father-in-law Edgar and Cathy Cummer, brothers Steve (Sharon), Alan (Marion) sisters Liz (Ivan), Babe (Ray) and Allan (Grace) Cummer. Nieces and Nephews Christy (Daniel), Ryan, Ashleigh, Samantha, Bailey, Michael, Katie, Dallas, Josh, Mathew, Dustin, and the many relatives that reside in Northern Ireland, Canada, and Australia.
The funeral service was held on January 3, 2005 at the Carman United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. and friend Bob Gilbert officiating. The private family interment took place at Miami Cemetery with Doyle’s Funeral chapel in care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB. R3L 0K6.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hands.
The family wishes to thank the Miami first responders, and Boundary Trails Hospital. The many friends and family that were there with their love and support through these difficult times. The flowers, cards, food, and phone calls were very much appreciated. Special thanks to the family for all their support.
The Ingram and Cummer families.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Margaret Elizabeth Hefford
On Sunday, January 2, 2005, Margaret Hefford aged 90 years, passed away at the Tabor Home in Morden.
Aunt Beth was born Margaret Elizabeth Garnett to Samuel Woodsworth Garnett and Isebel Gray (Dickson) Garnett on April 19, 1914 in the Thompson Municipality. Her early years were spent as a free spirited child, growing up and playing with her brothers and sister and following her dad around who she adored.
Beth was courted by and married Frederick Melvin Hefford on September 12, 1935. Their life together was filled with hard work from dawn to dusk as they operated a grain farm as well as cattle, pigs, chickens, and of course horses. Beth loved her animals and especially those horses as she was on them daily as cattle were tended at two locations. She enjoyed the horses but did not like the harsh winter winds and cold.
Beth’s home was always neat and welcoming. She enjoyed entertaining “guests” whether friends who dropped in to play cards, hired men who helped work the land or the Mountain Glen Gleaner ladies who gathered to share their thoughts and a birthday cake which Beth would make and provide for those who celebrated that month. Beth was known throughout the area as an extraordinary cook and many have commented about the aromas coming from her kitchen and especially the taste of her pies. Beth worked hard each day with Fred in attending to farming duties caring for the animals, milking, feeding, cleaning up after them, fixing fence, repairing chicken coops and those many other functions of running a farm. Each animal received their own name and anyone who visited would be treated as Beth identified the one she was attending to at the time.
Beth was a talented women who knitted, quilted blankets and hooked rugs. She produced excellent quality with more than a few red ribbons form the Miami Fair and was generous in giving these as gifts to those she called friends. If you entered into that close circle of people Beth considered a friend, she would reward you with a twinkle from her eyes and a warm and encouraging smile.
Fred and Beth were not blessed with their own children and so, enjoyed the connection with nieces and nephews and visits from neighboring children.
Car rides to look at the fields, the Sunday afternoon dinner or to visit other family members were always a treat for Beth. Traveling was a delight and a few trips to Toronto to visit her niece, Betty Osborne and then the big trip to Scotland with Betty and another niece, Jodi (Bell) Prouix was exiting and provided for many fond memories, often revisited. Her heritage was important to Beth as she was proud that her family came from Scotland.
In latter years as Fred began to frequent auction sales, Beth would accompany him and had “an eye” for quality china pieces. She delighted in getting exceptional quality for a low price.
Beth is predeceased by her parents, sister and brothers and her husband Fred.
She is remembered and missed with love by many nieces and nephews and in to the depths of many generations. As mentioned earlier, if you were a part of her inner circle, Beth radiated her love and affection to you through deed, acceptance and especially, her smile. We love you Aunt Beth.
We wish to acknowledge and thank all the Medical and Home Care ladies who supported Fred and Beth when the lived in Miami, Dr. Bob Menzies for his doctoring and support to Beth over the years and especially as Beth entered Tabor Home, the “entire” staff at Tabor Home who provided such warm and considerate care to support Beth in these last two and a half years, to the community of Miami for being the support and friend to Beth over a life time, to cousin Gerry Savage and special friend Myrtle Young who visited and sent cards, to Jim (Lyse) Burrows, David (Sue) Burrows, Gord and Jan Hefford, Irv and Betty Hefford, Jack and Phyllis Donaghy, and Kathleen Leathers for those presents, flowers and regular letters from niece Betty Osborne, her nice Nancy Driedger and husband Frank for the many visits especially the “Santa” surprises, for Linda and Wayne Bell and Rick and Arleigh Hefford for their commitment of love to Beth early when on the farm and and to be there for her during these last number of years as Beth and Fred transitioned from farm to town, through home care and finally with the loss of Fred and the time at Tabor Home, and for those many others who sent encouragement to an elderly lady in a nursing home. We are encouraged as Beth today is resting peacefully in the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 11:00 am, at Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in Morden, Manitoba. Interment will take place at 10:00 am at the Miami Cemetery prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the R.M. of Thompson, for the Miami Hall Dance Floor Renovation, Box 190, Miami, R0G 1H0
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

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