ERNEST (ERNIE) WHITE
On Wednesday, January 30, 2002. Ernie White beloved husband of Pat, passed away at Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 73 years.
Funeral arrangements are pending with a longer notice to follow.
Suddenly, on Monday, January 28, 2002 in Kimberley, B.C., Ferna Wiebe, beloved wife of Ted Hector passed away at the age of 50 years.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Maranatha Church, 910 Sturgeon Road. Longer notice to follow.
LEONA (LEE) ANN MORRIS (FORMERLY FLATH)
Peacefully on January 29, 2002, at home, Leona Morris passed away at the age of 64 years. Arrangements are pending with a longer notice in Monday's paper.
KATHARYN CYRENITY HOPE (KATHY-JO FOSTER)
After a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer, Katharyn, age 30, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 28, 2002 at St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care.
She is survived by: her parents Ruth and Ed Brazeaux, her parents Laurie and Gail Foster, her sisters (Trish, Tracey, Renee), her brothers (Barry and Kevin) & their families. She is also survived by her trusted canine companion, Belinda.
Everyone who knew Katharyn recognized her invincible spirit, courage, and faith. She was passionate, dedicated, generous, and fiercely independent. Katharyn lost her sight at age 5, but tenaciously overcame her blindness to become one of the first totally blind students in the Manitoba public school system. She treated her blindness not as a handicap, but as an inconvenience.
In her late teens, she moved to Toronto, and most recently resided in California. Wherever she went Katharyn extended her family by embracing many friends with her unending supply of love. She was very successful in her marketing career and was involved extensively in volunteer work. She was an accomplished medical intuitive and healer, a Reiki master and an expert in reflexology, shiatsu, and acupressure.
Katharyn's family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses, and supplementary medical staff who cared so well for Katharyn throughout her life. Special thanks goes to the St. Boniface Palliative Care Ward. We share Katharyn's pride in her well-lived and well-loved life.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, February 1, 2002 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
Katharyn, through her many talents brought music and literacy to the hearts of many. The family requests no flowers please. Donations to the CNIB's "That All May Read" campaign would be welcomed. Near or far we loved her always and forever will.
God Grant Me The Serenity
To Accept The Things I Can Not Change
Courage to Change The Things I Can
And Wisdom to Know the Difference
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Fred House, Age 55, on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at Concordia Hospital.
Predeceased by his father Warren and granddaughter Catherine he leaves to mourn, his beloved wife Doreen, son Warren (Lisa) and granddaughter Elizabeth; mother Dorrie Clarke; seven younger brothers and families; mother-in-law Eileen Fowler and brother-in-law Andrew (Cindy) Fowler.
Memorial service was held at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 220 Helmsdale Avenue at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 30.
If friends so desire a donation to the charity of their choice would be appreciated.
ALBERT ("AL" "JO") PETUR JOHANNSON
August 10, 1929 - January 24, 2002
It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Albert Petur Johannson, husband, father, and grandfather. Albert passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 24th.
Albert will be forever remembered and missed by his beloved wife Shirley (nee Maw), son Kevan (Alice) and daughters Connie (Barry), Cheryl (Michael), and Lory (George). His grandchildren Corrie, Jody, Ashley, Jordy, Morgan, Taylor, and Katelyn will always remember Grandpa. Albert is survived by his mother Mary Johannson, his mother-in-law Emma Maw, and predeceased by his father Bill in 1976. He is also survived by his cousins Lorraine, Yvonne, Mary, and Ron.
Albert will be remembered for his strength of spirit and determination, his sense of humour, and his love of a good meal surrounded by family and friends, be it at the Winnipeg Beach cottage or at his home. He truly loved the long dinners and conversation.
Albert was the sole proprietor of Building Mechanics, a local construction firm. Aided by his life long friend and colleague Jim VanSanten no project was too big or too small for the dynamic duo. In 1971, Albert put the tools away and became the administrator of Betel Home Foundation in Selkirk and Gimli. After several years behind a desk, Albert returned to Building Mechanics where he and Jim continued until retirement beckoned in 1995.
Albert was a competitor. From his youth playing basketball to curling, darts, billiards, and his life long passion for golf. He was a long time member of Sandy Hook and in his later years Bel Acres Golf and Country Club. Never one to shy away, Albert always seemed to match the words with the deeds, he walked the talk all his life. Just ask his sons-in-law whose single goal was to beat him on the course and seldom did. Albert was a Meritorious Life Member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1. He was a keen billiards player and always enjoyed the camaraderie of his many legion friends. Yes he loved to compete but his other true passion was his many travels with Shirley. Their favorite spot was Oahu, which he referred to as his paradise.
No comment about Albert would ever be complete without a thank you to cousin Ronnie and his best friends Ron Bowery and Tom Telford. Their enduring friendship was the catalyst for many of the dinner conversations.
While he was not one to provide many accolades, he was fiercely proud of his children and grandchildren. Everyone knew where they stood but that quiet look and nod would confirm "All is well and I'm with you". He will be forever missed, forever loved, and forever remembered.
Albert - you will never walk alone.
A memorial service to celebrate Albert's life was held Monday, January 28th at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street. Flowers gratefully declined, if you wish donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Peacefully on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Victoria Hospital Aileen Crease passed away at the age of 86 years.
Aileen was born in Winnipeg in 1915 to Alex and Julia Laing. She was predeceased by sisters Margaret, Jennifer and Amy and by brother Alec and her husband Erick. She is survived by her three children, Fred (Diane) and children Erica & Alex, Tom (Debbie) and children Heather & Michelle, Judy Whitmore and children Stephen & Christopher and their father Rod. She is also survived by 3 great grandchildren, Hannah, Cullen & Simon, along with sisters Isabel & Anne and close friend Leith Dunsmore.
Aileen was a loving, wise and gentle wife and mother whose home was always warm and welcoming to family and friends. She took much joy in sewing and knitting for her children and grandchildren. For many years, Aileen enjoyed the Greenwood Church Square Dance Club and the small social group which evolved from that. She was active in the Wolesley Community at Wolesley School, Greenwood United Church and canvassing for various charitable organizations.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 310 Broadway, R3C 9Z9, or a charity of choice.
A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at McClure United Church, 533 Greenwood Place with the Reverends Wendy Rankin. and Bill Miller officiating.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Ray Singer and the staff of unit 4 of the Victoria Hospital for their kindness and loving care.
ALMA A. ROSS
On Thursday, January 24, 2002, at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg Alma Ross went to be with her Lord at the age of 89 years.
She is survived by her son Ronald (Barbara) daughter Marilyn (Gordon) Toole, grandchildren Laura (Doug) Pointer, Gordon (Pat) Ross, Leanne and Pamela Toole, Bill (Colleen) and Bob (Josee) Boorman and four great grandsons.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Arthur, brother Paul Wiegner and sister Meta Aufdemberge.
Alma devoted her life to her family and the Lutheran Church. She was the organist at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for 20 years was a Sunday School teacher and an active member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
Heartfelt thanks to the Convalescent Home for their excellent care and kindness.
Funeral service was held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, McCalman and Grey, Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Concordia Seminary or a charity of your choice.
On Monday, January 21, 2002, Phanna Sim, beloved son of Phath Sim and Ol Teng, passed away at Children's Hospital at the age of 16 years. He attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and was in grade 11.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents Phath and Ol, sisters Eng and Ang and brother Phoeun as well as his best friend Phattnou and numerous relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held on Friday, January 25, 2002 at 1:30 at the New Apostolic Church, 1755 Taylor Avenue at Beaverbrook St., burial to follow at Brookside Cemetery.
CORNELIUS (NEIL) VRIENS
March 22, 1911 - January 19, 2002
Peacefully, with a loved one by his side, Neil passed into the hands of the Lord, to be reunited with his loving wife Millie who predeceased him April 10, 2000.
He leaves to mourn his passing his loving extended family and friends.
Neil was a mechanic for many years and even after his retirement put his mechanical skills to work maintaining his own vehicle. He was an avid bowler and successful at winning quite a few trophies which he so proudly displayed. Neil enjoyed talking about his bowling to everyone. Being and active person, he soon discovered the joy of lapidary and attended weekly classes. There he was able to take dull stones, polish them and create beautiful jewellery pieces for his wife. He truly enjoyed this pastime. Neil also spent his retirement years travelling with Millie in their camper. He had fond memories of the many trips through the states and all over Manitoba.
A very special thank you to all the wonderful and compassionate caregivers and staff of unit 1 at the River East Personal Care Home for their excellent care.
Cremation has already taken place.
"I'll never forget you pop" love Margaret
FLORENCE SARAH LARKIN ( Nee FROST)
It is with heavy hearts and much sadness we announce the sudden passing of Florence Larkin at Victoria General Hospital with her family at her side. Left to cherish her memory are her children Sharon and Neil Barbour, Linda and Laurie Storey, Carol and Sterling Fraser, Robert Larkin and Cheryl Pelletier and Lori Larkin. Also her very special granchildren and great grandchildren, Deanna, Scott and Nancy, Ryan and Stacy (Ariana, Ethan, Noah), Brent, Melissa, James, Jenny, Derek and Devon. She is survived by her brother Ray (Dianne) Frost, sister Lillian Coram, sisters-in-law Linda Frost and Phyllis Pirotton, also her long time friends Marg and Stu Lawson.
Florence was born and raised in Winnipeg. She married Charlie in 1943 and together they raised their family in St. James. Florence was a devout Christian and actively involved in St. James Presbyterian Church. Her favorite pastimes were family times, preparing family meals and scrumptious baking. She also enjoyed a cup of tea with her numerous close friends, listening to music and shopping.
Mom was a remarkable woman who touched so many people in her very special ways and endeared herself to all who knew her.
A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ray Singer for his dedicated care and concern over the years.
A memorial service was held at St.James Presbyterian Church on Friday, January 25, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Beth McCutcheon officiating.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the St. James Presbyterian Church, 1476 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0W3 or the Kidney Foundation, Manitoba Branch, 200 - 55 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1L8.
LARA HELGA TERGESEN
Lara Helga Tergesen, 97, of Gimli passed away peacefully on January 21 at the Betel Home in Gimli. She was predeceased by her husband Joe, parents Julius and Helga Solmundson, siblings, Franz, Gudny, Bara and Oscar, son Joey, and grandson Soren. Her surviving family are son Terry (Lorna), daughter in law Frances, grandchildren, Hans, Cameron, Svenn (Amy), Stefan (Joanne Liang), Johann (Angela Maida) and Tristin; Great grandchildren Kol, Candace, Amanda, Svava, Joren, and Maren; sisters in law, Verna Solmundson and Helen Bothwell.
Lara was very active in community life and will be remembered for her enthusiasm, involvement and great contribution to the civic life of Gimli and the Icelandic Canadian community. Her dynamic presence was felt in all of her life's achievements, beginning with her school teaching, church involvement, her passion for curling, membership in the Women's Institute, school board chairman, the Gimli Museum, the Icelandic National League and for being a founding member of the Evergreen Regional Library. She was chosen to be Fjallkona at the annual Icelandic Festival of Manitoba.
In her near 60 years of marriage Lara was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed caring for her family and always made room in her heart and her home for family and friends who came to stay as guests. She served for more than thirty years behind the cash register at the Tergesen family store alongside her husband Joe. Her striking beauty and outgoing personality touched the many she came in contact with.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Betel Home for the years of care and respect shown to Lara.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the Gimli Lutheran Church.
Flowers are gratefully declined, but donations in Lara's memory may be sent to the Evergreen Regional Library. Box 1140, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0.
ELIZABETH ELEANOR HOSANG
Elizabeth Hosang died peacefully at Oakview Place on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at the age of 93 years.
She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Emily Pritchard, husband George and sister Ruth Pritchard.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons George (Karen), John (Patricia) and Robert (Susan), grandchildren Lisa, Sheryl (Jonathan), Noelle (Bill), Megan, Elizabeth, Barbara (Garrett), Dawn (Ian), great-grand children, Dylan, William, Garrett, Oliver and Michelle.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Avenue.
The family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff of 1 North and 2 North at Oakview Place for their kindness and care.
Flowers are gratefully declined.
HARRY STANLEY RINTOUL
Suddenly, at his home in Lake Audy, Manitoba, Harry Stanley Rintoul died on Monday, January 14th.
Harry was born at Canmore, Alberta on December 9th, 1956. His family moved to Winnipeg when he was a baby, and he made his home there for most of his life. He discovered the world of theatre early on, and in part made his living as a playwright. Many of his plays were produced both in Canada and the United States, and he had two plays, several short stories and book reviews published. He was active in the writing community, particularly through the Manitoba Association of Playwrights
and The Manitoba Writers' Guild, as a mentor, facilitator and critic.
Nearly four years ago, he made his lifelong dream to live in the country a reality, and bought a country store on the border of Riding Mountain National Park. He threw himself into rural life wholeheartedly, and made many friends in his short tenure there. He is survived by his wife Dolores, their daughter Linnaea, and stepchildren Siobhan Menge and Tristan Henry; mother Janet Nicholson and her companion Russ Andrew, of Kelwood; sister Rose (Colin); sister Renda (Don); and brother Del (Lisa). He also leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews, four brothers-in-law, his mother- and father-in-law, and many friends and colleagues in Winnipeg, the Clear Lake region, elsewhere in Canada, and in Denmark.
As Harry had many ties in both country and city, two memorial services will be held. A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Crawford Park Hall, west of Onanole on P.T.H. 354. A service was held in Winnipeg on January 17, 2002.
Harry will be cremated in a private ceremony prior to the memorial service in Winnipeg.
Flowers are gratefully declined. A donation in Harry's memory may be made to the company he founded in 1990: Theatre Projects Manitoba, Y-300 393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 3H6.
ARTHUR JOHN (JACK) BINGHAM
AUGUST 21, 1919 - JANUARY 12, 2002
It is with great sadness we announce, Arhtur John Bingham, known as Jack to his friends, passed away in the early morning of Saturday January 12, 2002, after a brief fight with pneumonia. He was born in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, Ontario, on August 21, 1919. He spent the majority of his adult life in Vancouver and Winnipeg. Jack was predeceased by his brother Don and his sisters Dorothy and Winifred. He leaves to grieve, his wife Doreen of 54 years, his sons, Michael (Pasha), Mark (Lou) and Paul (Pam) and his daughter Sylvia (Rick Smith). He also leaves four grandsons Shawn, Chris, Matt and Warren and five granddaughters, Amber, Britany, Rachel, Paxton and Paige.
Jack spent most of his working years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he worked as an announcer and producer.
Jack was a loving father and grandfather who will be missed but not forgotten. A celebration of Jack's life took place at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue on Thursday, January 17, 2002, at 11:00 a.m.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Grace General Hospital for the care and support given to Jack and his family during his last days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association.
THOMAS CHRISTIAN HAND
AUGUST 25, 1927 - JANUARY 11, 2002
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving father Thomas Christian Hand. Dad fought a courageous battle against sudden illness that left him bedridden. He received his wish, to pass peacefully in his sleep, on Friday morning.
Thomas was predeceased by his wife Sarah of twenty-six years, and his brother Alexander. Thomas leaves to mourn his passing, his cherished children Patricia (Brad), Sandra, his son Ross, grandchildren Justin and Bryan, brothers Ernest (Doreen) and William (Ruth) niece Carol (Russ) and James (Kristin).
Dad was born and raised in old St. James. His years growing up were full of a zest for life and many adventures. By 1949 Dad joined the military and a career that spanned twenty-five years. He served in Korea from 1950 to 1952 with the 25th Field Ambulance Corp. On return to Canada he was posted to various units. His final posting before returning to Winnipeg was Trenton, Ontario with the 426th Squadron.
Dad was a devoted father to his children. He shared his great love of the outdoors with many camping and fishing, trips and travels to various resorts. Dad was a sensitive man who was deeply fond of beauty in the arts and nature. He will be sorely missed for his wit and ability to tell stories.
"Farewell for now comrade."
We wish to extend our most grateful appreciation to Dr. Pat Harris of Oncology at Grace Hospital, and all the caregivers who were there from beginning to end for our father.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey St.
KATHERINE (KAY) KASKA HLADKI
Our dear mother and best friend, Katherine (Kay) Kladki, peacefully passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at the St. Boniface Hospital, at the young age of 92. Mother was born in Rockwood Municipality, Manitoba on April 27, 1909.
Mom was predeceased by her husband William in 1982 and leaves to mourn her loss her daughter Frances (Nick Minishka), twin daughters May (Harry Quanton) of Summerland BC, June (Lou McLaren) and son William (June Ostapowich), brother Peter (Josie Tarapacki), five grandchildren Debra, Linda, Jeffrey, Garth and Cameron, five great grandchildren Charlene, Jennifer, Matthew, Christopher and Charlotte and three nieces and two nephews.
For many years Mom enjoyed her involvement with drama and music prior to her association with the Lesya Ukranian Senior Citizens Choir of which she was president for many years, and Mom really missed her participation since taken ill.
Mom was predeceased by her first grandchild Suzanne, sister Anne, brother John of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Mike of Victoria, BC.
A memorial service in celebration of Mom's life was held on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue at Aubrey Street.
The family gratefully aprreciates the services and kindness shown by the Emergency Department of the St. Boniface Hospital and would especially like to thank Dr. Rosser and the staff on A-5 for their compassionate and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mother's memory to the charity of your choice.
We love you Mom and will miss you. May you rest in peace.
ADOLF LEONARD HOLM
Passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the age of 95 years at Gimli Betel Home.
Adolf was born in Winnipeg, May 30, 1906. He grew up near Otto, Manitoba. After completing school, he took a course in barbering in Winnipeg, worked there for a time, then from 1930 to 1939 in Gimli. He was employed at the RCAF base for three years and from 1942 to 1950 at transporting mail and express from the CPR Station in Gimli.
Adolf's main interest and aptitude however was in the healing of animals. He worked at the Brian Memorial Animal Hospital as a technician and part of this time he was employed by the Provincial Government for technical work in animal husbandry. He worked independently serving the Interlake retiring at the age of 82.
Adolf was an active member of the Gimli Chapter of the Icelandic National League, the Gimli Rotary Club and New Horizons Seniors Centre for many years until his admittance to Betel Home in 1998.
He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Marie, his daughter Sylvia of Michigan, sons Roy of Lethbridge, Oswald (Shirley) of Hamilton and Robert (Caroline) of Victoria, many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as brothers Arnold (Carol) and Daniel (Thelma); sisters Lilja and Helga also many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his two brothers Oswald in 1929 and Bernard in 1990, two brothers-in-law Cameron Mann and Joe Sigurdson.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Gimli Betel Home for their excellent care and kindness.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heath Centre Fund, Box 1710 Gimli, Mb., R0C 1B0, or to charity of your choice.
ETTIE JUNE MORRIS
On Friday, January 4, 2002, June Morris passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 83 years. June was very devoted to her parents who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her two brothers Hector and Colin.
June's career as a secretary with Air Canada (formerly TCA) spanned over 42 years. She was active in sports, bowled in the Air Canada Bowling League and participated in the Air Canada Ski Club. For many years June was the secretary of the Air Canada Retirement Club and she was a member of the TCA Alumni, she enjoyed attending their annual get togethers in Florida. June was the first female employee to attain 40 years of service, a milestone of which she was very proud. June was a great supporter and active member of the Air Canada Pioneers. She was quite a world traveler during her working years and after.
A memorial service was held on Monday, January 14, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
If friends desire, donations may be made in June's memory to the St. Boniface Research Foundation, 409 Tache Avenue, Wpg., R2H 9Z9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Wpg., R3C 9Z9.