EDWIN PERCY LYON
On Thursday, September 13, 2001, beloved husband, of Janice, father of Norman (Julie) and Gregory (Shelly), grandfather of Katherine and Victoria.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will not be held. Those who wish to reminisce and celebrate Ed's life with his family were welcome at a reception held onTuesday, September 18, 2001 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Flowers gratefully declined. Should friends desire, donations may be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St., Wpg. R2L 1X3 or The Winnipeg Foundation, 1350 - 1 Lombard Place, Wpg, R3B 0X3.
BEVERLEY JUNE GOURLAY
After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, Beverley passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2001 to a better world void of pain and illness.
Left to mourn is her devoted husband, Robert with whom she spent the happiest nine years of her life; her children Tracey, Riley (Julie) Saunders, and Tannis (Robert) Reichert; their father Lindsay; her cherished grandchildren, Hunter and Hudson Reichert and Jaiden Saunders. Her sister Daryl, with husband Ted Jackson who have always been there for Bev in times of distress, and the many family and friends who have continuously offered prayers on Beverley's behalf.
Beverley, predeceased by her parents Ernest and Vera Nakka, was born in 1942 and raised in Hadashville, Balmoral and High Bluff before moving to Winnipeg where she attended Kelvin High School.
In her early life Bev fulfilled many of her dreams by becoming a professional skater with the Ice Capades Shows followed by a period as a flight attendant with Air Canada before settling into family life in St. James. Beverley was a wife and mother with boundless energy and enthusiasm. She loved her garden, excelled at housekeeping and further exercised her creative talents by sewing and knitting clothes, quilts and costumes for family and friends. Beverley was always counted on to make each celebration, occasion and holiday special in ways that only she could. And she made a house a home.
Never one to give up or be beaten by a challenge, Beverley had overcome many obstacles in her life, physically, mentally and spiritually. In the later stages of her life she lived according to her most repeated prayer - "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the Wisdom to know the difference."
Those she has left behind have been given the task of carrying on her traditions and keeping her spirit alive.
We as a family thank everyone for your support and sympathy during this time. Further gratitude is extended to Mrs. Joan Powell, to the surgeons, the nurses and the staff on units7B, 4A, 5B, the Oncology Dept. and Palliative Care of St. Boniface Hospital for their professionalism, their courtesy and compassion.
A celebration of Beverley's life took place at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey St., at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 and was officiated by Pastor Karen Toole.
JEANIE DODDS TRICK
On Saturday, September 8, 2001, Jeanie Trick passed away at the Victoria Hospital at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with a longer notice to follow.
EVELYN LUELLA BURFOOT
Peacefully on September 10, 2001, at St. Boniface Hospital our dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at age 91.
Evelyn was born in Starbuck, Manitoba on February 5, 1910, daughter of Andrew and Cornelia Rice. She leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 58 years, Robert, and children, George (Lynda), Ken (Gail), Carolyn (Jim Fedorwich), grandchildren Scott, Jennifer, Jerry, Billy, Kris, Kimberly, Courtney, Mackenzie and Kathleen; also great grandchildren Andrew, Cole, Brittni, Madison, Brennan, Joshua and Nicholaus.
She also leaves to mourn her passing, sisters Marjorie, Irene (Toronto) and brother Irvin (Starbuck), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Adelaide, Alma, Ruth and brother Orville.
Evelyn was a lifelong member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star, Patricia #8.
Mum was a strong, intelligent and loving person with a great sense of humour. She enjoyed summers at the cottage at Grand Beach, family get-togethers, her many church activities and her association with the Eastern Star. For the past 14 years she developed many dear friendships and was actively involved in the social activities at Betelstadur Housing Co-op.
Cremation has taken place with a private interment at Brookside Cemetery. A celebration of Mum's life was held on Friday, September 14, 2001 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 600 Minto Street, at 1:00 p.m.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to the Memorial Fund, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, or the St. Boniface Hospital and Research Foundation, 409 Tache Ave.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Alexander Pan, and the staff on the 5th Floor, as well as the staff of the 2nd Floor CVT Unit at St. Boniface Hospital who made Mum's stay as comfortable as possible and for their emotional support during her stay.
NOVEMBER 28, 1915 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2001
On September 8, 2001, after a lengthy battle with cancer, Eddie left us to join his girls in heaven. Eddie is predeceased by his daughter Judy Cressock (March 23, 1989) and Martha (April 24, 2001) - his wife of 58 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his son Jim (Judy), granddaughters Heather (Wayne) and Tarryl (Garry) and great-grandson Jace Raden Hodges. In addition, Eddie leaves behind son-in-law Fred Cressock and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eddie was born in 1915 in the village of Eluwfki, Ukraine. In 1926, Eddie traveled to Plum Coulee and became a farm hand in Brunkild. While working on the Wroblewsky farm, Eddie managed to win Martha's heart. The two moved to Winnipeg to start a life together and Eddie began working as a moulder at Anthes Foundry. Eddie and Martha were blessed with two beautiful children, Judy and Jim, during their 58 years of marriage.
Those who knew Eddie best described him as strong, kind and gentle. Eddie always seemed to listen more than he talked but no one missed the twinkle in his eye. Eddie was happiest when he was spending time with family and friends at Lee River. In his last three months, those around him were moved to see the beautiful bond he formed with his new great-grandson Jace. Eddie's presence will be missed at the supper table, card table and bonfire.
The family wishes to thank Corinne and Don for always being wonderfully helpful and supportive. Also, a thank-you to the staff on East Gate Lodge's Crocus Unite and the N.E.H.A. care workers.
A memorial service was held on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
"In our hearts, you are will us always"
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Julie Patner at the Seven Oaks Hospital on Thursday the 6th of September at age 89 years.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph; her parents William and Lena, her brother Johnny and her sister Mrs. Stella Halas. Julie leaves to cherish her memory many nieces and nephews and friends at Maples Personal Care Home.
Julie was born in Winnipeg, attended Norquay School, and worked at Eatons for many years before retiring.
Julie and her husband enjoyed many happy years. Although a private person, she often socialized with family and friends. She read tea leaves around our family table as we sat in awe. She was always good fun at outings.
Julie always had a strong faith in God and she and Joe attended Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral for many years. In the early years she had a special closeness to her niece Angie Halas. She liked travelling.
Funeral Service and Christian burial took place on Wednesday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral 353 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg. Interment followed at Assumption Cemetery.
LEANA MAY RUXTON (Harris-McCaffrey)
1917 - 2001
Peacefully at Lions Manor on September 3, 2001 Leana May passed away.
She is survived by her daughter Colleen (Dr. Vincent Horbay), son Dr. Garfield McCaffrey (Trudy), stepsons Ted Ruxton (Louise), Doug Ruxton (Carol), stepdaughter Phyllis (Dr. Allen Ohrt), grandchildren Angela, Beverly, Tom, Francesca, Mary-Lea Horbay (Colleen); Shaun, Michelle, Wendy, Hillaine, Tamara McCaffrey (Darcy); Blayne, David, Garth, Tim McCaffrey (Garfield); Cathryn, Lynda Ruxton (Ted); Heather, Holly, Julie, Harry, Jenell (Ohrt); Chris, Laurie, Lynn Ruxton (Doug); 19 McCaffrey great-grandchildren, 21 Ruxton great-grandchildren. Al McPherson (Martha), Honorary son.
She was predeceased by her first husband C. J. McCaffrey 1906-1969, 2nd husband Jack Ruxton 1901-1981 and her son Darcy McCaffrey 1936-1998.
Leana was an exceptional and wonderful person. Her spirit of warmth and love touched thousands of people. She was greatly cherished by all family members. She was a perfect example of what a mother should be, a fantastic grandmother, a supportive friend, a terrific listener and an excellent employee. She practised the values of humility and hospiltality to an extraordinary degree, radiating kindness and empathy to all she encountered.
Leana was born at Clarkleigh, MB, daughter of William and Amy (Seaman) Harris, moved to Winnipeg in 1929, attended Hugh John Macdonald School, married in 1934 and spent time living in Quebec and Winnipeg Beach. In 1943 she graduated from Success Business College and went to work for K.B. Stoddart, Winnipeg Grain Exchange. She held this position for 24 years. In 1954 she remarried. Jack and Leana had a long and happy marriage. In 1967 she started another career and worked for Stevenson & Son. She successfully completed her FRI Certificate. In 1973 she was office manager for her son's law firm McCaffrey Akman Carr Starr and Prober. She retired in 1978 but kept a busy volunteer schedule. Her main commitment was her beloved Holy Trinity Anglican Church. She was a lifelong member of the Chancel Guild. Leana was a daughter of the land; a true Manitoban and a good Christian who never failed to put the needs and wants of others ahead of her own. She had a zest for life and she counted her blessings many times despite her share of trials and tribulations.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Lions Manor for their love and care of our mother and grandmother.
The funeral service was held Monday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Donald at Graham. Private interment at Clarkleigh, MB.
Flowers gratefully declined. Anyone wishing to do so may make a donation in Leana's honour to Holy Trinity Church Endowment Fund, 256 Smith St., Winnipeg, R3C 1K1.
"The more we experience life, the more we realize that a mother as great as you is really very rare."
God Bless you Mum, you showed us the way.
CLARA ISABEL SIGURJONSSON (nee STEVENSON)
January 15, 1907 - September 6, 2001
Clara Sigurjonsson, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,died at Central Park Lodge, Winnipeg, at the age of 94. Known as Chris to her family, she was one of nine children of David and Elizabeth Stevenson, early residents of Holland, MB. She is, remarkably, survived by two older sisters, Ethel Lovie of Holland and Maggie Melvin of Pierson, MB and by two younger sisters, Irene Simpson of Balmoral, MB and Evelyn (Alton) Breault of Deloraine, MB.
Clara was predeceased by her sisters, Nellie McGregor of Brandon and Gladys Alguire of Neepawa and later of Victoria, BC and by her brothers, Jim of Holland and Carl of Kelowna BC.
Clara's husband, Johann Edvald (Eddie) predeceased her in 1972, as did her daughter Tanis in 1983 and her granddaughter Jennifer inn 1986. She is survived by her children, Kay of Toronto, John (Pat) of Chatham, ON, Enid (Glen) Robinson of Binscarth, MB and Pat Rogers of Winnipeg and her grandchildren, Enid Sigurjonsson and her husband Geoff Palmer of Los Angeles, Carol (Lou) Fleury of Estevan, SK, Sandra (Trent) Peel of Miniota, MB, Jamie (Lori) Cook of Russell, MB, Orland (Lorissa) Cook of Innisfail, AB, Kelly (Rob) Massey and Mike Rogers of Winnipeg. She is survived also by nine great-grandchildren.
In the late 1920's Clara graduated from Brandon General Hospital as a registered nurse and became known as Stevie, a name by which her husband and friends called her all her life. She did private duty nursing in Brandon and area and then became a public health nurse in Winnipeg. Seeking both adventure and fulfilling work, she went to The Pas which was then a frontier town at the end of the railway, to nurse on the nearby reserve. There she hiked in the bush, learned to snowshoe and met her future husband. They were married and began to raise a family just in time for the Great Depression.
The Sigurjonssons lived in several parts of Manitoba and in Sudbury, ON, before settling in Winnipeg where Clara lived for over 40 years.
We loved her very much and for such a long time. We shall miss her greatly.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Monday, September 10 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., entrance on Aubrey Street, at 3:00 p.m. If friends so wish, they may make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 301-352 Donald St., Winnipeg, R3B 2H8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, R3C 9Z9.
MABEL MARY BEHRENDS
On Wednesday, September 5, 2001, Mabel Mary Behrends, passed away peacefully at Kinplace Personal Care Home in Oakbank, MB. Mabel was predeceased by husband George in 1965.
She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter Joyce; one son Allan and wife Diana and grandchildren, Crystal (Daryl) and Geoffrey.
Mabel was born in 1905 in Winnipeg, the only child of James and Christianna Barratt. She attended Daniel MacIntyre Collegiate and was in the first graduating class of 1923. Subsequently she was enrolled in Normal School (Teachers College) and began her career in a country school at Spear Hill, MB. She then taught at Norquay School for several years prior to her marriage to George in 1935.
Mabel and George moved to Woodhaven in West Winnipeg and raised their children. Mabel was active in her community being a member of the Woodhaven Literary Club, a volunteer for the Girl Guides, and a hostess to the numerous friends that she and George had made through his interest in Amateur (Ham) Radio.
In 1957, the family moved to the Pine Ridge area where George started the first tree farm in Manitoba. Here Mabel made many new friends and was involved in yet another community. She did some substitute teaching at the Pine Ridge School and was leader for the 4H Club. She also took great pleaure being a member of the Pine Ridge Social and Sewing Clubs.
The Oakbank library was one of her favourite places and she assisted there on a regular basis.
Her other interests included, oil painting, gardening and needlework. An avid birdwather, she thrilled at the variety of birds that fed daily on her windowsill.
For the past many years, Mabel was a participant of the Silver Threads Seniors Club at Kinplace where she encountered friends and excelled at carpet bowling.
Mabel will be remembered for her sunny disposition and positive attitude. If you wre to ask her to have a good day she would quickly reply, "Every day is a good day!".
Our heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of Kinplace Personal Care Home who indeed gave special and superior care to Mabel. The environment that was provided certainly allowed her to live in dignity and comfort. It was evident that she was truly loved by the staff.
A service of celebration of Mabel's life was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Tuesday, September 11, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Robin Mather officiating. Interment followed at Sunnyside Cemetery, near Oakbank.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial tributes may be made to Kinplace Personal Care Home, Box 28, Oakbank, MB R0E 1J0.
MARGARET FRANCES ERB
Margaret, beloved wife of Glen Robert Erb of Oak Bluff passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2001 at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 61 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Glen; father-in-law Pat; son Kyle (Gayle); grandchildren, Justin and Brittany; daughter Moira (Winnipeg) and grandchildren, Heather, Cory and Trevor (Surrey, BC). She will be sadly missed by life-long friends, Eline Nichols and Betty Anchon and the cat "T-Gray".
At Margaret's request cremation has taken place and no service will be held.
"We Love You"
ISABEL HOLT (NEE KERNAGHAN)
Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Isabel Holt passed away at Grace Hospital at the age of 87 years.
Isabel was predeceased by her husband Frank, son-in-law Allen Sargeant, sisters Margaret Baird, Agnes Vialoux, Rose Stoddart, Marjorie Richardson and brother Fred McKay.
Isabel leaves to mourn, her two daughters Linda Sargeant of East Grand Forks and Lauralee McMillan (Brian) of Winnipeg, her cherished grandchildren Debbie (Randy) Olson, Cathy (Dave) Brook, Karen (Steve) Risbey, Karl McMillan, Karla (Jim) Hines and ten great grandchildren, her sister Alice Davis of Winnipeg, brother Robert McKay of New Castle as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Isabel was employed by the Hudson Bay and Sears for a number of years. She also was a member of the Reserves, Dental Corps Division as a Staff Sergeant. She was a member of the ANAF # 283 where she enjoyed visiting with friends and playing Bingo.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 301-352 Donald St., Wpg., R3B 2H8, Canadian Diabetes Association, 102-310 Broadway, Wpg., R3C 0S6 or War Amps of Canada, 113 Marianne Rd., Wpg., R2R 1W4.
Peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 after a short but valient battle with cancer, Dad passed away at the age of 83 with family at his side.
Frank is survived by his wife of 60 years Ella, daughters: Linda (Wave Parker), Bobbi Cornock (Roy Asselstine) and Susan, grandchildren: Curtis (Dianne), Melanie (Jon), Shauna, Todd, Evan, Kristin and Brennen, great grandchildren: Megan, Melissa, Derek, Rory, Kelsey and Nicolas.
Born in Birmingham England September 14, 1918 he emigrated to Canada with his parents at a young age. Dad served overseas in World War II in Italy and Holland, worked at Dominion Bridge and spent over 35 years as a nursing Orderly at Deer Lodge Hospital (helping many of his patients after work hours). He volunteered with the St. John's Ambulance and the Medical Corps in the Militia. Many a summer holiday was spent working at Lakeside FreshAir Camp helping others. He enjoyed camping, gardening and crossword puzzles, always liked tinkering and after retirement particularly enjoyed playing the drums with the Good Neighbours Dance Band.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 23, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
The family thanks the staff at Concordia Hospital for their care. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Wpg., R3C 9Z9.
October 2, 1929 - November 18, 2001
Peacefully, on Sunday, November 18, 2001, our Dad and "Oha" passed into the arms of the Lord. He was born in Unterwalden, Poland, came to Canada in 1950, met and then married June (Liebrecht) in 1953. Karl and June were blessed with five children: Barbara, Karen, Elaine, Karl Mark and Mona (Philip Wilfer and grandson Kyle). Karl was predeceased by his daughter Barbara, his son Karl Mark, his wife June and other family members, servants of God who went before him.
Karl worked most of his life first as a carpenter at Ashdown's then at the Manitoba Centennial Corp. as a foreman. Dad loved using his "wood" skills to build our summer cabin where he enjoyed fishing, canoeing and outdoor activities with his family. Dad was dedicated to his family in an infinite number of ways. Karl was also a dedicated churchgoer.
A funeral service will be held for Karl at Sherwood Park Lutheran Church where he was a member since it opened its doors. Viewing will be at the church on Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Karl's church, a trust fund at Sherwood Park Lutheran.
Special thanks to the entire staff at Kildonan Personal Care Centre, as well to the dedicated nurses and aides on N3E at Concordia Hospital.
"In Dad's words: Go Bombers, Go!"
AMELIA (MOLLIE) FRANKLIN
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Amelia "Mollie" Franklin on Monday, November 19, 2001.
Mollie was predeceased by her husband Peter Franklin and sister Sue. Mollie is survived by her daughter Sandra and son-in-law Glenn, her sister Kay in Kindersley, four very special nieces, Bev, Lindy, Susie and Patricia, her brother Reinhard of Winnipeg, step-granddaughter Cathy (Bill) great step-granddaughters Heather, Taylor and Madison. She will also be missed by her good friend Emily Biluk.
At mom's request, cremation has taken place with no service to follow.
Sandra and Glenn would like to thank the staff at Seven Oaks General Hospital for their kindness and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
DORIS MIRIAM ALLAN
On Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Donwood Manor, Doris Allan , beloved wife of the late Chester John Allan passed away at the age of 87 years.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and a private graveside service will be held.
DARREL ALBERT CHALKMAN
Tragically on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 just outside Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Darrel Albert Chalkman, age 60, beloved husband of Lorraine of Winnipeg and loving son of Lucienne of Boggy Creek, Manitoba.
Darrel leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of fourteen years, his children Kary and Blair Chalkman, Janet (Dave) Rempel, James (Kathy) McLeod, Jeff (Meredith) McLeod, his grandchildren whom he cherished with all of his heart, Samantha, Nolan, Brendan, Liam, Morgann and Mallory. Also left to mourn are sisters Darlene, Eileen and Sharron as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Darrel was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 7, 1940. He graduated from St. James Collegiate in 1958.
Darrel worked as a building inspector for Crosier Kilgour for 15 years, moving to Manitoba Hydro at Limestone in 1986. He worked most recently with Suburban Overhead Construction at Manitoba Hydro.
Darrel was involved with the St. James minor hockey program as a coach for many years were he made many friends.
Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Darrel's memory.
WANDA ELIZABETH THORSTEINSON
1921 - 2001
Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Wanda Thorsteinson passed away peacefully on November 14, 2001.
She will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband of 58 years, Valdi, son Douglas and wife Patricia, grandchildren Shawnee, Andrea and Erika, as well as relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Margaret Ann.
"Amma" cherished her grandchildren who were the greatest joy of her life, and she shared every event in their lives.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street with Reverend Harry Ritchie officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Wanda's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, R3C 9Z9
VERA ELLEN BRADLEY
Peacefully on November 12, 2001 at the Concordia Place Care Centre, Vera Ellen Bradley, aged 95 years, widow of Charles James Bradley passed away.
She was born May 25, 1906 in Wolverhampton, England and emigrated to Canada with her parents on April 4, 1913 and eventually settled in Kenora, ON.
She is survived by her daughter Ellen Jayne (Jack) Moir and son James Harold (Margaret) Bradley, 2 grandchildren, Gordon James (Maureen Magee) Bradley and Glenda Mary (Brian) Yaholkoski, and 5 great grandchildren, Kyle, Kenneth and Raymond Bradley; Amber and Jade Yaholkoski.
Vera worked for the T. Eaton Co. and retired in 1965, enjoying a number of years at their cottage at Betula Lake and travelling abroad.
Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service and subsequent interment took place on Thursday, November 15, 2001 with Reverend Donna Mahussier officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concordia Place Care Centre, 1000 Molson Street, Wpg. R2K 4L5, or a charity of your choice.