Douglas Keith Drewett
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Keith Drewett on Monday April 24th, 2000 at St. Boniface General Hospital. He was predeceased by his brother Stuart Allan Drewett on February 5th, 2000.
Doug is survived by his wife Donna and his daughters Carolyn and Linda of Toronto. He is also survived by his sisters, Norma Drewett and Marion Bradley and brother Gordon (Alice), sister-in-law Patricia Drewett, nephew Roy Drewett; nieces Patty McDonald (Dave) and Sandra Bradley of Calgary.
Doug was born and raised in Portage la Prairie and after graduating from the University of Manitoba, he joined Lever Brothers in the Food Division. Early in his career he held various managerial positions in both Moncton and Toronto. He then transferred to Winnipeg as a Regional Manager of Western Canada until his retirement.
His special interests were reading, history, economics, politics, golfing and a great love of animals. He had a fondness for the prairies, in particular the Delta Region and his birthplace Portage la Prairie.
Doug will be remembered for his cheerful disposition, gentle sense of humour and his sensible and compassionate nature.
Doug was a loving and devoted husband and father. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held on Friday, April 28th, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
If friends so desire donations may be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society at 5 Kent Street, Wpg. Mb. R2L 1X3 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation at 301 - 352 Donald St., Wpg. Mb. R3B 2H8.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at the Donwood Personal Care Home, Lottie Koch (nee Rennert) at the age of 88 years. Lottie was predeceased by her husband John in 1995.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons Bill and wife Gloria, Irvin and wife Sandi, two daughters Ruth Skinner, Elsie and husband Peter Thiessen; eight grandchildren, Pamela, Kelly, Jody, Keely, Kurt, Kristine, Jonathan, Jennifer and many nieces and nephews.
Lottie was born on September 17, 1912 near Koenigsberg, East Prussia and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1927. Prior to her marriage to John on May 6, 1933, she graduated from the Scientific School of Beauty and worked as a hairdresser. Following her marriage she was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross for over 50 years and also regularly attended the Friday afternoon Golden Agers Seniors Club.
Mom was a loving and compassionate person, totally devoted to her family. She delighted in nature and especially enjoyed gardening.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington St. with interment at Brookside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Words can not express our thanks and appreciation to the devoted caregivers at Donwood Manor who tended to Mom with kindness and compassion.
If friends so desire memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 120 Donald St., Wpg, Mb. R3C 4G2 or a charity of their choice.
Oatmar August (Gus) Hutter
1897 - 2000
Peacefully, with family by his side, Gus, aged 102 years passed away at the Middlechurch Home, on Friday, September 22, 2000.
"Guusty" was predeceased by his sister, Hilda who passed away when she was one year old, father Paul in 1956, mother Sophie in 1970.
He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his brother Karl at 101 years of age. His nephew, Dennis, as well as his three grand nephews, Rodney, Ronald and wife Linda and Robert survive Gus, along with his great grand niece, Alora Ann Marie. He also leaves to morn his very close friends, Marg and Al Gill of Vermilion Bay Ontario, Don and Benita Mitchell of Burt Iowa and his many numerous friends.
Gus was born December 29, 1897 in the city of Gratz, Austria. At the age if five years his family emigrated to Paduka, Kentucky, and then at age fifteen moved to Waldhof, Ontario. Waldof meaning, "Yard in the forest". He then moved toVermilion Bay, Ontario where he started his career in carpentry. Gus lived in Vermillion Bay until 1996, then moved to the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, to be close to his brother and family in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The family wishes to thank all the staff, especially, Marni , at the Middlechurch Home, for their dedicated care and warmth that Gus received during his stay.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey street entrance.
If friends so desire, donations in the memory of Gus, may be made to the Middlechurch Home, 280 Balderstone Road, West St. Paul, MB, R4A 4A6
Neil Bardal Inc. in care of arrangements
January 31, 1915 - July 24, 2000
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, Cecil Thomas at the age of 85 years.
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Kate Young, daughter-in-law Nina Thomas and eldest grandchild Annette Thomas.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Kay; son Keith (Marion) and grandson Darren; three sisters Eleanor, Margaret and Gertrude; brother Max residing in Newfoundland.
Cecil was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He proudly served in the 59th Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery during the Second World War. He married Kay in Britain in April, 1943. After the War, he returned to Newfoundland and worked for A.E. Hickman and Co. until 1973. He retired for the first time in 1973 and visited Britain for 6 years. He moved to Winnipeg in 1977 to be closer to his family and returned to the workplace in 1980 where he worked for J.R. Richardson, finally retiring in 1986.
He was very faithful to his church and rarely missed a Sunday service at St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. John's and later St. Peter's Anglican Church in Winnipeg.
Cremation has taken place and there was a memorial service on Thursday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Peters Church, Grant and Elm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society, 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto, On., M4A 2S4, or a charity of your choice.
ROBERT WILLIAM SPEAR
Born July 15, 1959 in Winnipeg; died March 8, 2001.
Rob was a kind, intelligent, loving and cheerful man who had a knack for making others smile and laugh
Rob leaves to mourn Catherine, his loving wife of 15 years; Jacqueline, his beloved daughter; his parents Bob and Rae Spear, his sisters Cathi, Ginny, Nancy and Cheryl, his brother Ted, his mother-in-law Nel Trochim, his many nieces and nephews and his extended family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Rob was predeceased by his daughter Vernessa Spear
A memorial service was held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 12, 2001 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1P6.
HERBERT MERRILL HANNA
Herbert Merrill Hanna, "Bert", beloved husband of Ileine, loving Dad of Wayne and Marga, Grant and Joan and Gordon and Carolyn, loving Grandpa of Damon, Ryan, Lauren, Elaine, Blake, Michael and Carol passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2001. Also surviving is one sister, Violet Anderson and one brother, Orval, plus many nieces and nephews.
Bert was born in 1913 in Carstairs, Alberta. He started work in 1928 at North Star Oil Co.,then Shell Oil, retiring in 1978 with 50 years of service. Bert was an avid cribbage player who always enjoyed a game with his grandchildren. He loved to curl and belonged to the CPR Curling Club. He also enjoyed bowling. He was treasurer of the Atlantic Garden City United Church for many years. He was also treasurer for the AOTS Men's Club and the Shell Retirees. He was a veteran of World War II returning to Canada in 1946 and was a member of the St. James Legion #4.
He was loved and enjoyed by all who knew him.
A memorial service was held at the Atlantic Garden City United Church, corner of Atlantic and Arlington, at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 30.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Atlantic Garden City United Church.
WILLIAM ALFRED DEAN
On Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Deer Lodge Centre, Bill Dean passed away at the age of 85 years.
Bill signed on at an early age in the Merchant Navy, and served during the Second World War in the Royal Air Force.
He was employed with Simpson Sears in Polo Park as a salesman. Bill was a Past Master of St. John's Lodge No. 4, AF & AM. Bill was a very personable fellow and was well suited to his chosen profession.
He was predeceased by his second wife Birdie.
Bill is survived by his daughter Rosalee Nowenski of Toronto, Ont.; his son Paul Dean; sisters, Ivy Connerton and Sheila Locke, both of Qualicum Beach B.C. and brother Ken Dean in the USA and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 6 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, Masonic Foundation of Manitoba, 420 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N8.
DOUGLAS STUART WILSON
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Douglas Stuart Wilson on March 28, 2001 in Victoria, BC. Douglas was born in La Vallee, ON. October 9, 1924. He served with the RCAF in WWII. He wasemployed with Winnipeg Supply, JR Stephenson and Hilti Ltd. before retiring in Victoria, BC.
Douglas is survived by his son Gary and daughter Karen; brothers, Edward (Elsa), Andrew (Gladys), Donald (Annette) and sisters Yvonne Rosin, Doreen (Walter) Yardley, sister-in-law Freda and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Stephanie of 50 years, his parents James and Aurore Wilson, brothers, Bruce, Gilbert, Neil; sister Dorothy Kosie and brothers-in-law Walter Kosie and Archie Rosin. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Victoria, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Douglas' memory to a charity of your choice.
"Forever in our hearts"
- your loving family.
ELEANOR CATHERINE ZIPP
On Friday, July 27, 2001, after a long struggle with alzheimers, Eleanor Zipp nee Sloan passed away peacefully at Central Park Lodge at the age of 83 years.
She is survived by her husband Otto, son Richard, grandson Kyle; sisters Eileen Roy of Winnipeg, Noreen Fleming of Salmon Arm BC, Pat Andre of Winnipeg and brother Albert Sloan of Denver Colorado; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Eleanor was born in St. Boniface and attended St. Joseph Academy. Eleanor was employed by the CNR, Imperial Oil and the Winnipeg Foundation.
Special thanks to the Winnipeg Foundation for their kindness throughout the years. Thanks to the staff on 6 at C.P.L. for their loving care, especially Judy, Margaret and Irene.
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance, with interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald Street, Wpg. R3C 4G2.
DONALD DOUGLAS SHORE
Our father, grandfather and loving husband passed away suddenly on July 26, 2001 at the age of 68 years.
Don was born and raised in Winnipeg and worked for 42 years with Canadian Pacific Railways, retiring from CP Intermodel Services as a supervisor in 1992. After retirement Don enjoyed his summers at Brereton Lake, winters in Florida and many world travels.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 22 years, Doreen; as well as his two children, Paul (Ann) of Calgary and Claudette (Ray) MacGregor of Edmonton, and his grandson Justin MacGregor.
Don will also be missed by his brother Neil (Sylvia); nephew David and nieces Andrea and Karalyn; also his step-family, Brenda Carson, Don (Ellen) Carson, Tom (Lucille) Carson, Barbara (Tim) Sitar; and children, David and Michael Carson, Paul, Michelle and Valerie Carson, Christina Sitar and his many other relatives and life long friend Gerry Courage.
Despite his quiet ways those who knew him well were fortunate to have been touched by his humour and gentle personality.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 31 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Strok Foundation of Manitoba, 204 - 352 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8.
ARMAND (CAL) JULIEN ALEXANDRE CALVEZ
APRIL 13, 1924 - JULY 24, 2001
After a courageous battle with cancer, Cal passed away at Riverview Health Centre on July 24, 2001 with his wife by his side.
Cal will be greatly missed by his wife Lois of 49 years, sons Mark, Mickey (Darlene), Matthew (Susan Zimmerman) and daughter Lisa (Wayne); grandchildren Jay and Lindsey Calvez, Kyla Frailick and Susan's son Lyren.
At Cal's request, no formal service will be held. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private service and take Papa to his final rest at Brookside Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, donations can be made to Riverview Health Centre, Pallative Care Unit 3E. Special thanks to Norma and Peter for their visits to the home and the staff at Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion.
Cal faced his battle with cancer with dignity and courage. Papa will be greatly missed by all that knew him especially his grandchildren and his furry friends Lily and Taiwan. His love for children and pets will always be remembered.
DAD, WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU
CONSTANCE STELLA FORREST
After a lengthy illness and courageous battle, Connie Forrest passed away peacefully on July 24, 2001 at Deer Lodge Center.
Her father, Michael, her mother Stella and sister Beatrice, predeceased Connie. She is survived by her husband Glen, son Drew (Laurie); grandchildren Jessica and Connor; daughter Heather (Marion); Sister Doreen (Walter); Brother Roy (Anne-Marie) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Connie was born in Portage La Prairie on January 26, 1935. She resided in Portage La Prairie until moving to Winnipeg to become a Registered Nurse at St. Boniface General Hospital. On October 19, 1957; she and Glen were married. Connie devoted her life to her family and her friends. Her most precious and joyous times were spent in the company of those she loved.
Connie was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who was always present with and open and accepting heart and loving and compassionate words. Her guidance, love, and wisdom will never be forgotten.
A memorial Service was held at 10:00 am Friday July 27, 2001 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 256 Smith Street, Donald Street entrance.
The family would like to thank the Deer Lodge Staff for there care and support. If friends so desire, in memory of Connie donations may be sent to Deer Lodge Center Inc., 2109 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 0L3.
LLOYD CLARKE SCALES
Mr. Lloyd Clarke Scales - passed away quietly with his daughter Lois at his side at the Grace Hospital on Sunday, July 22, after a battle with cancer.
He and his twin brother Stanley were born in Brandon on April 3, 1910. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Dorothy in 1984, and is survived by his daughter Lois Rodgers, grandsons Darrell (Terry) Jason (Allison) and Jeff (Susan) his great grandchildren, Kendra, Hunter, Rachel and Tanisha, his sister Alice Dolding, his cousin Mac Scales and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion of many years, Mrs. Marg. Gillis and her sons Jim (Orla), Doug (Wendy), Ron (Jeanette) of Omaha, and daughter Judy Fredricks (Will) of Kelowna and many grandchildren. He was a very kind and gentle man who was loved by all and always did his best and thought the best of everyone - a complete optimist and positive-thinker.
Lloyd pursued several careers and hobbies in his lifetime, ending his working career as superintendent of Black Brant Rocket production, at Bristol Aerospace. He was one of the founders and president of the labour union, and being well known as a fair and gentle man, was often called on as mediator and problem-solver. He was a founder of the Aircrafter's Credit Union and served as president for 21 years. He served on many other organizations as well, such as the American Society of Metals. He was active in the United Church and served as an Elder and as a Steward. He was an avid golfer and played 18 holes several times a week until he was almost 90. He is also well known for his beautiful needlepoint pictures and other crafts he enjoyed. He had a deep abiding faith in God, which brought him a great deal of comfort and peace throughout his life. He traveled a great deal during his association with Bristol, and also enjoyed many trips in his retirement years with Marg, to such places as Spain, Florida, Cuba, Australia, and cruises to various ports of call, making friends wherever he went. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, July 26, at Heritage Park Temple, 825 School Road, and will be conducted by Captains Phil and Bev Franco. Private internment later at Brookside Cemetery.
Dad requested no flowers, please, but should friends desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of their choice.
Many thanks to all who gave him such loving attentive care during his stay at Grace Hospital - and to Major Kath MacFarlane and Major Bill Loveless for their support and kindness to Dad and to his family during this difficult time. Many thanks also to Dr. Pat Harris and to Dr. D. Hartley for their care and compassion towards Dad. God Bless!
PATRICA J. KJARTANSON (nee Smyth)
Suddenly, on Sunday, July 22, 2001 at the Grace General Hospital, Pat Kjartanson passed away while recuperating from major surgery. Pat was predeceased by her father Henry, mother Edith (Hamilton) and her brother Harry Smythe. Left to mourn her passing are her loving husband John, sons Kelly (Jennifer) and Bruce (Cathy) and grandchildren Bryan, Nicole, Melanie and Jonathan; brother Sidney (Jeanne) and sister Eileen (Foster ) and numerous inlaws, nieces and nephews.
Pat was born in Winnipeg on June 7, 1930. She attended Daniel MacIntyre High School and modelled and worked at the Hudson Bay Company after graduation. She then worked at the Manitoba Power Commission where she met her loving husband John. In October 2000, Pat and John celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with the company of their immediate family.
Upon arrival of their children, Pat managed the household. She enjoyed bowling and curling, having bowled at the Dogpatch Bowling League for over 25 years. Pat also took a great deal of pleasure from the making of ceramics as a hobby and from giving her beautiful works to her friends and family as gifts. Crossword puzzles proved to be an intriguing part of her life. Pat and John enjoyed travelling and, until recently, had spent time in San Diego every winter. She always had an amusing anedcote to recite to her family and friends. Pat enjoyed her regular outings with sister-in-law Jeanne and close friends Connie and Kay as well as her regular hair appointment with Mario. The regular Kjartanson get togethers also played a large part in her life. The light of her life was her family, with a special spot in her heart for her grandchildren. Pat will be truly missed by all, and she will be especially remembered for her generous and caring nature.
Thanks to Dr. Shelley Parham and all the wonderful nurses and staff on the fourht floor of the Grace Hospital.
Tha family gratefully declines flowers and encourages well wishers to send a donation to the charity of their choice in memory of Pat.
ANN MARGARET BRENNAN
January 22, 1906 - July 21, 2001
Peacefully on July 21-2001 at the West Park Manor Personal Care Home Ann Margaret Brennan passed away at the grand old age of 95.
She will be sadly missed and joyously remembered by her sisters Mary Patricia Brennan and Eileen Rose Brennan also of West Park Manor and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends across Canada and the United States.
Ann was predeceased by her parenTs Charles Benjaman Augdon Brennan (1866-1958) and Ellen (Bennett)Brennan (1871-1959), brothers James Augdon(1903-1965), John Rosser (1911-1919), Royal Charles (1892-1979) and sister Vivian (1896-1962).
Ann was born into the Brennan family of the Orillia and Brockville areas of Southern Ontario and came west with her family in true pioneer fashion before the Great War. She attended school at Linwood Elementary and Kelvin High School graduating in 1919.
In 1925 Ann moved to Chicago where a branch of the family lived and she worked at The Crane Company where she remained for her entire business career moving back to Winnipeg in 1966.
Ann enjoyed travelling all of her life and had many opporunities to see the world. Ann spent countless hours as a volunteer in many charitable organizations in particular in the early days at the Canoe-a-Thon working with the late Eddie Cass. Ann also had a keen and well-developed sense of style and space.
A funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Rosary Church 510 River Ave. on Tuesday July 24 at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to the St. Amant Centre or St. Paul's High School for the Alfred Jobin S.J. Campus Ministry Office. Mr. & Mrs. James and Nancy Brennan of Winnipeg and Ann's sisters Mary and Eileen and all of the extended Brennan family would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all the staff at the West Park Manor for their kindness and consideration while caring for Ann.
With great sadness, the family of Mary Simmonds announces her passing at age 91 years on July 21, 2001 at Misericordia Health Centre.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roy, in 1982 and her son, Paul, in 1957. Left to cherish her memory are her children, John (Angela), Glen and Cheryl, all of Winnipeg; and grandchildren, Gary (April) with great-granddaughter Sabrina of Winnipeg, Ronald (Jackie) of Calgary, and Tanya of Vancouver.
Born May 15, 1910 in Kamenka, Russia, she immigrated to Canada in 1913 with her family settling first in Edmonton and then Winnipeg in 1927. She married her husband, Roy, in 1934 and raised her family in Winnipeg.
Mary loved reading poetry and literature, playing Scrabble, doing crosswords, and gardening. Mother enjoyed living in her own home until a few months prior to her death. She was a kind and generous woman who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Her family would like to thank her physician, Dr. Patrick Griffin, for his excellent care and the staff of St. Boniface Hospital and Misericordia Interim Care who cared for her in the last few months of her life.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 7 p.m. at The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in her memory to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 301-352 Donald Street, MB, R3B 2M8 or to a charity of your choice.