JENNIFER KLEINE GOLDEN (NEE SEKYERE)
Tragically, at the age of 29 Jennifer Kleine Golden (nee Sekyere) Passed away. Jenny leaves behind her beloved husband Jonathan and her loving parents Hanna and Godfrey Sekyere.
Her uncle and aunt Terry and Jana Westley and her cousin Phill of Calgary will sorrowfully miss her. Auntie Jenny will be missed by Charles and Beverley (parents in law); Eva Golden, Eran Plotnik, Stevi and Omri Golden Plotnik; and by Richard, Susan, Ashleigh and Adam Golden; and by Michael, Karen, Ciro, and Maya Golden; as well as her special friend Kelly Alexander. Her grandmother Maria predeceased Jenny. Jenny will be mourned for by her numerous other family, friends and colleagues.
Jenny was a shining star whose mere presence could light up any room.
Jenny was born in Europe and spent her early childhood in Ghana. At the age of five Jenny and her family moved to Winnipeg. She grew up in Westwood graduating in the top of her class at Westwood Collegiate. At an early age Jenny's intelligence and artistry were apparent. Her level of excellence was rewarded upon receiving numerous awards and scholarships.Upon entering University Jenny began in the faculty of science and proceeded to complete her degree in Pharmacy. Jenny set high professional goals for herself. Spending countless hours educating herself in all aspects of health care and by completing her residency in pharmacy. Jenny devoted considerable effort to counseling her patients thoroughly with regards to their ailments and medications. A strong believer in pharmacist patient interaction, Jenny worked on the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Patient Care Project. Jenny loved giving lectures and working with pharmacy and nursing students as well as practicing pharmacists.
Jenny had a love of reading, of travel and stimulating conversation. Her travels took her through Canada, United States, Australia, Mexico, and Jamaica. Jamaica was the most cherished place in Jenny's heart as it was where she truly fell in love, became engaged and subsequently married on her annual trips. Jenny's greatest gift was her ability to give to others. All those who knew her felt her love and endless generosity. Instantly captivating, Jenny's joyous spirit made her admired and loved by all who knew her. This joyous sprit is what now remains in all our hearts and will always be with us.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 10, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
A trust fund in Jennifer's memory is being setup at the TD Bank, at 3312 Portage Avenue for those wishing to make a donation.
BALDUR R. STEFANSSON
Dr. Baldur Stefansson died on January 3, 2002 at the age of 84. Baldur is survived by: his wife Sigga; children Bjorgvin, Helga and Paul; their respective spouses Miriam, Michalis and Louise; grandchildren Stefan, Jennifer, Aris and Matthew; sisters Fjola and Lilja and many nieces and nephews. Baldur was born April 26, 1917, at Vestfold, Manitoba, son of Gudmundur and Jonina (nee Halldorsdottir) Stefansson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Halldor, and sisters Lauga, Gudny and Gudrun. Three siblings died in childhood.
Baldur was raised on the family farm where hard times forced him to interrupt his studies in Grade IX. However, upon leaving the army after WWII, at the age of 28, he was able to satisfy his thirst for knowledge by finishing high school and then by completing his BSc, MSc, and later his PhD in the Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba. He began working at the university in 1952 and remained a member of the university faculty for his entire working life until he retired at the age of 68. He was an internationally recognized plant breeder who dedicated his life to successfully transforming the lowly rapeseed plant into a high quality edible oil plant, and thus became known as the "Father of Canola". Among the numerous awards he received for his achievements are: Order of Canada; Royal Bank Award; GCIRC International Award for Research, Wolf Prize (Israel); Order of Manitoba; Order of the Falcon and honourary doctorates from the Universities of Manitoba and Iceland.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at the First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street, Winnipeg. Interment will follow at Garry Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Baldur Stefansson Award in Plant Science - University of Manitoba.
JASON OLAFUR THORVALDSON
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jason Olafur Thorvaldson at the St. Boniface Hospital with his family at his side. Our heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff in the ICU for their compassionate care and kindness. He was born at this hospital on April 16, 1974.
He is survived by his father Herman (Rose), sisters Jocelyn (Howard) Rissin, Karen (Joe) Banfield and aunt Tillie Procyk, many friends, uncles, aunts, cousins, and nieces (Alexandra and Mackenzie) share in our loss. He was predeceased by his mother Julia, uncle Ross and grandparents.
Jason's education started at Tuxedo Park elementary, followed by Bruce Junior High and Silver Heights Collegiate. His love of computers and other electronics started at the age of 8 years of age and was a constant interest in his life. He worked in the family care home business.
Jason holds a very special place in the hearts of those who knew him well. He was sensitive, caring and generous, a gentle soul. Jason was very creative, intuitive and blessed with a natural gift for music. He loved and cared for animals and other pets. Jason will live forever in our hearts and memories. Life's earthly struggle is over, don't grieve for me for now I am free, following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all.
A service of remembrance was held on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey St. with the Reverend Michael Wilson officiating. The ash interment to proceeded the service at 2:00 p.m., at Glen Eden, 4477 Main Street.
"God will care for you, Jason."
SYDNEY JOHN (JACK) DOWN
On March 30, 2002 at the Riverview Health Centre, Jack Down aged 80 years, of Winnipeg.
Further announcement to follow.
THURIDUR (THURA) MCNAUGHTON (NEE ISFELD)
With the passing on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, Thuridur McNaughton (Isfeld) at Betel Home Foundation, Selkirk, one chapter of the Isfeld family has closed.
She was born September 11, 1901 to Einar and Jonina Isfeld of Big Point. She grew up as a part of a large loving family of 13 which proved to be the training ground for the way she was to live her life.
Although she and her husband James McNaughton were never blessed with children she became the fairy godmother of many. No one knows how many mitts, stockings and whole outfits were knit or how many children wore them. She ran a Bed and Breakfast before it was vogue to the many who came from the country to be in or visit the hospital or doctor, her door didn't close.
Since the passing of her sister Anna in 1996, Thura has only gone through the motions. She has longed to be with her own family especially her beloved "Mac". So with sadness we say "so long" to a special "Auntie" cum mother and grandmother. You will be missed but in joy we say thank you to our Lord who has taken you home.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey St.
WILLIAM EDWARD AMELL
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Ed Amell, beloved husband of Clara, passed away at Central Park Lodge (Poseidon), at the age of 86 years. Longer notice to follow.
Ina Lyon passed away peacefully at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, 21 March 2002 at Red River Place in Selkirk.
Ina was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 14 February 1904, the daughter of Philip Henderson Lyon and Christina Lyon (nee Glass). She came to Canada with her family ca.1908 and settled in Winnipeg. Following the death of her father Ina went to work to help support her family. In 1920, at the age of 16, Ina began what was to be a long career with the Hudson's Bay Company. She initially worked in the old Bay store on Main Street before moving to the new store in 1926. Most of her service was spent in the Credit Department, where she was known for the "very appropriate way she had of telling everyone and sundry 'off' when it was required." When Ina retired in 1969 she had completed 49 years of full time service with the Company. Following her retirement, she continued to work part-time for the Bay for another 16 years. Her combined service of 65 years is likely one of the longest in the Company's history. She was awarded the HBC Long Service Medal in 1935.
Ina loved visiting with her family, looking after her grandnephews and nieces, going to the movies and theatre. Some of her family were involved in Vaudeville and Ina used to reminisce fondly of those long-ago days. She will be remembered, by her many nieces and nephews, for the incredible generosity and kindness she showed them over many years. She will be sadly missed
Ina was predeceased by her parents Philip (1919) and Christina (1966) sisters and brothers Jeannie, Jim (1967), Philip Jr. (Babe) (1982), Isabel Mitchell(1985) Joe (1988) and nephew Cliff Mitchell (1992). Ina is survived by nieces and nephews: Marlene Tyler (Gerry), Murray Lyon (Joyce), Jill Chwan (Brian), Bronwyn Dyck (Tony), Zan (Carol); and sisters-in-law Alice Mitchell, Evelyn Lyon, and Verna Lyon.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at Red River Place nursing home for their compassion and care.
The memorial service was held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday March 26th, 2002 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue entrance at Aubrey.
September 3, 1903 - March 15, 2002
Peacefully, Henry Manley, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2002, at Victoria General Hospital.
Henry was predeceased by his devoted wife, best friend and companion of 62 years, Madeline, on January 2, 1999.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters, Doreen Jackson and Karen (Robert) Dunik, his grandchildren, Janice (Jim) Bridle, Darrell Jackson, Brad Dunik, Jennifer (Jason Wolkowski) Dunik, and his great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jesse Bridle.
Special thanks to Home Care workers: Pat, Lily, Kim, Eleanor and Bernice and his friends at 60 Chesterfield.
Cremation has taken place and a priveate family service was held with interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
On March 23, 2002 at the Golden Door Geriatric Centre, Winnipeg. Evelyn Carriere, aged 90 years, of Winnipeg.
Evelyn was born in Winnipeg, the middle child of Jack and Angeline McEachern, and lived in Winnipeg all of her life except for two years with her daughter in Vancouver. She worked for Eatons for 28 years and lived for eighteen years in Lions Place.
Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Joan (Brian) Donnelly of Winnipeg; her grandchildren Gary (Heather) Fustey, Susan Nemetchek, Michael (Brigette) Fustey; her great grandchildren Sara and Amy Fustey, Matthew and Shaun Nemetchek and Courtney and Kolton Fustey. Evelyn's life revolved around her daughter and her grand and great grandchildren.
Following Evelyn's wishes there will be no formal service. Her cremated remains will be interred with her father in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be sent to the CNIB, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg R3C 9Z9 and the Kiwanis Centre for the Deaf , 285 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg R3K 2E1.
CLINTON GARY FONG
On Thursday March 22, 2002 at the Seven Oaks Hospital, our beloved papa suddenly left us.
Clint was born August 5, 1947. He leaves to cherish his memory his sweeties Jasmine, Dessi, Jade, Jana, Caeley; his little buddies Justin, Jordan and Jeremy; his mate of 27 years Kathy and family Jan, Yvette, Rodi (Bud) wife Kathy, Steph (Ken); sister Mae Li (Bryan); brother Victor; his niece Nicole and Husband Graham whom he loved going to the cabin with; favourite aunty Marion, numerous cousins, family and friends.
Clint was a handyman at fixing everything. He was a great chef who was famous for his curried chicken. He was a pack rat but always found a use for everything. He enjoyed fishing, camping and cooking Sunday dinners. He was a kind and generous person who always put others first before himself.Clint was employed at Ambassador Furniture for many years.
Clint was predeceased by his mom Dorothy in June 2000 and dad Harry in October 1973.
A Memorial Service was held in Clint's memory on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 3:00 PM in 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Clint, you will be missed, we love you.
February 25, 1908 - March 15, 2002
On Friday 15 March, 2002, Kemp Keeble died peacefully in Grace Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 94. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Florence, his son Corey, and a loving circle of relatives, friends and associates. Kemp, born in St Vital in 1908 was the youngest member of his family, and was pre-deceased by a brother and three sisters, all of whom had been born in England before their parents' 1907 arrival in Canada aboard the SS IONIAN. After leaving school, Kemp worked for a brief period with an insurance company before joining the Marshall-Wells' wholesale hardware company in 1925, serving it with dignity, diligence and integrity for fifty one years until his retirement in 1976. His early years with Marshall-Wells took him to mining areas in northern Manitoba, flying with many of the pioneer bush pilots of the period. In 1938 he married Florence Victoria Nyberg in Port Arthur, Ontario. Their strong bond of marriage of over 63 years was terminated only by his death.
During his many years in Winnipeg, Kemp was an active member of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, The Royal Order of Scotland, Southwood Golf Club, the North West Commercial Travellers, United Commercial Travellers and the Granite Curling Club where he was an honourary life member of the Senators. Introduced to the Masonic Order in the early 1950s through the auspices of lifetime friend Graeme Norman, he achieved the title of Past Master of the Assinaboine Lodge in 1973. He was a devoted Member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry where he was Thrice Puissant Grand Master in 1969. He received his 33rd Degree in 1971 and was made an Active Member of the Supreme Council in 1976. He was also Past Grand Chancellor and Past Grand Marshall.
Throughout his life, he demonstrated a rare ability to subordinate his personal desire or interest to a higher goal and to dedicate himself to the greater good of community and humanity, always as a team player with a strong sense of duty and a love of service to others. He is cherished as a member of a generation of Canadians of high instinct and purpose, dedicated to public welfare over personal gain, and to the ideals and cause of the common good. Service to the greater good and advancement of humanity stood foremost among his goals.
He was a man known for kindness and generosity of spirit, a man opposed to pomposity, vanity, display, and opportunism. He delighted in teaching, helping and encouraging others, and gave unstintingly of his time and talents to help others shine. His sense of dedication to the human family brought him great happiness in the service of his church and the Masonic order, through which he found in return lasting blessings of companionship, and brotherhood. A man of simple tastes and quiet austerity in his private life, he enjoyed a lifelong love of sports, notably curling and golf. His respect for sports was a reflection of his personal esteem for the ideal of individuals working together as a team. Throughout his life, Kemp showed a rare ability to meet people as individuals, not as stereotypes. He was always eager to look for the divine spark in each human soul and to see the divine light in each human face. Although he was a man of high ideals, Kemp always chose the way of practicality of action in the world rather than fruitless introspection.
During his final illness, he enjoyed the blessings of the love and care not only of family and friends but of health care providers on many levels. Deeply appreciative of the nurturing professional care he received from home care workers and every member of the staff at Grace Hospital, he was able to remain cheerful and of a positive disposition to the end. Able to die in peace, free now of suffering, he has left many behind who will remember him with the deepest affection and gratitude.
Donations in Kemp's memory may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, 420 Corydon Avenue.
A private family funeral was held on March 18, and a post-Easter memorial service for Kemp at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church is currently being planned. Date and time to be announced.
1905 - 2002
Pauline Henderson passed away quietly on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Maples Personal Care Home. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Rosemary Marks of Edmonton; her grandchildren Patrick, Kelly and John and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Edmonton.
PHYLLIS D. RUTLEDGE B.F.A. (NEE ROBERTSON)
At her residence on March 19, 2002 Phyllis Dorothy, beloved wife for 58 years of Ed and mother of Bob and Dorothy passed away. She is also survived by her brother Fred, sister Kathleen and their families.
Phyllis was born in October 1922 and lived all her life in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a diploma in Education in 1976.
Phyllis was a life member of the Winnipeg Sketch Club. She also was a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists and the North Star Watercolor Society of Minneapolis. Phyllis exhibited extensively and won many awards for her artwork. She was a well known art teacher at the U. of M., the Forum Art Institute and other art facilities. Phyllis was a founding member of the Medea Gallery.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mike Harlos for his compassionate support in Phyllis' last hours at home. Thanks to all the Home Care workers who were involved with mom.
A private family viewing took place. A memorial service was conducted by the Reverend Gordon Dixon on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey St.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Phyllis' memory to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Street, Wpg., R2L 1X3.
ALVINA ROSALIE HASTMAN
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Lions Personal Care Centre, Alvina Hastman passed away at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold in 1958.
Alvina is survived by her daughters Diane (Jerry) and Sandy (Dennis), sisters Elsie, Erna, Hilda and Esther, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Cambridge St.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Lions Personal Care Centre for the care and compassion.
Flowers gratefully declined, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Lions Personal Care Centre, 320 Sherbrook St., Wpg., R3B 2W6.
HELEN LOUISE BAIN (NEE ROBINSON)
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, Helen Bain passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at the age of 70 years.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, her husband Donald, an infant daughter, her sister and a granddaughter.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Sheri (Chris) and grandchildren Azure, James, Zachary, Warren, Rebecca and great grandson Bradley. She also leaves numerous cousins and friends.
Over the years Helen maintained a warm contact with her sorority sisters from Alpha Iota.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at Regents Park United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road.
If friends desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, ON 109 - 675 McDermot Avenue, Wpg. Mb., R3E 0V9 or The Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St. Wpg., Mb. R2L 1X3.
With sadness the family of Alfred Grossman announces his sudden passing at home, Tuesday, March 12, 2002.
He is survived by his mother Emma Grossman of Morris Manitoba, wife Laura, children Christine (Eric), Paul (Patti) and his beloved grandchildren, Andrew, Janine, Katie, Jack and Hayley, of Winnipeg. Brother Egon and wife Anne of Morris, Manitoba and their family.
Alfred was predeceased by his father John Grossman in September 1969 and his brother Richard in April 1969.
A service of Christian burial was held at Hope Lutheran Church, 1400 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief, 1080 Kingsbury Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2P 1W5 or to a charity of one's choice.
JOHN SHUE PING TOYE
1938 - 2002
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of John, on March 7, 2002, with the family at his side.
He is survived by his devoted wife Josette of 37 years, daughter Joyce, son Jeffrey, sister Shirley (Don) Wong, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Jung Hong (Sam) and Toi Wa.
In 1965, John graduated from the University of Manitoba from the Faculty of Engineering. He joined the Province of Manitoba's Water Resources Branch in 1969 where he was involved in the flood damage reduction program and was responsible for the operation of the Winnipeg Floodway. He retired in 1994 after 25 years.
John's passion was to go fishing with his children and friends. He enjoyed watching football, listening to classical music, and playing bridge. He spent countless hours on his computer and enjoyed helping his friends with their computer problems. John will be missed by Gracie, whom he rescued from the Winnipeg Humane Society.
The family would like to thank Dr. Harris and the staff of Oncology at the Grace Hospital, Dr. Chowdhury and the staff of CancerCare Manitoba at the H.S.C., Dr. Parham at Winnipeg Clinic, John's physician Dr. Schellenberg, visiting nurse Mariette, the staff of Palliative Care at Riverview Health Centre, and all the friends who took John out for coffee and donuts and came to visit.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward Street, with Pastor Rod Buck officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc. (Donations Office, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9) or to the Saint James Lutheran Church Building Fund (871 Cavalier Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2Y 1C7).
Life is precious. Enjoy every moment of it.
May you rest in peace John.
GRACE FLORENCE TYRE (NEE GOLSTAD)
On Saturday, March 2, 2002 Grace Tyre passed away at her home. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas in 1976, her faithful pet Cairn Terrier Rocky, and sisters Florence, Ruth and Signe Elise.
She is survived by her three sisters, Bertha Jeffery, Alma Jeffery and Clara Squires, sisters-in-law Margaret Hensel and Jean Tyre as well as several nieces and nephews.
Grace was employed with Silverwoods Dairies for 28 years. She was a long time member of the Army Navy & Air Force Unit 60, Ladies Auxiliary, Garry Street.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to the Humane Society, 5 Kent Street, Wpg, R2L 1X3.
DOUGLAS L. KERR, C.D.
B.A., M.D., C.M., F.R.C.P., F.A.A.P.
Peacefully on March 2, 2002 at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, after an illness, at the age of 83. Surviving him is his much beloved wife Emilie L. Kerr, formerly of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They had been married for 54 years. Also surviving him is his son Hans W. Kerr and his wife Arlene; his grandchildren Heather Kerr (and Jason), Katherine Cherepak (and husband and son Vince and Jarrett), Sandra Kerr (and Blue Jay), and Robert Kerr.
He was predeceased by his father the Rev. Dr. F.W. Kerr, a former minister of Knox United Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba), and of St. Andrew's Church, (Westmount, Quebec); by his mother Mary E. Kerr and sister Dr. Elizabeth Ann McDougall of Westmount; and by his brother Dr. Donald G.G. Kerr of London, Ontario.
Dr. Kerr graduated in Medicine from McGill University in Montreal during the Second World War and after graduation enlisted in the army, serving for four and a half years. This included service overseas in Newfoundland, England, Holland, and Germany. Following this active service he was a member of the Militia for several years attached as a Medical Officer to the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, retiring with the rank of Major.
Dr. Kerr practiced pediatrics in Winnipeg for 47 years. He was a past president of the medical staff of Winnipeg Children's Hospital, and served a term as Head of Pediatrics at Victoria Hospital. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba; was a member of the first Perinatal Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba; and served a term on the Regional Advisory Committee of the Royal College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He was a long time elder of Knox United Church.
For many years Dr. Kerr took a special interest in the health of Aboriginal children. From 1968 until 1996 he travelled regularly to remote Aboriginal communities of northern Manitoba to conduct Pediatric Clinics in the local nursing stations. In 1996 he received the Leighton Young Distinguished Pediatrician Award from the Department of Child Health of the University of Manitoba.
Dr. and Mrs. Kerr enjoyed their cottage at Hillside beach on Lake Winnipeg and the time with family and friends there. They were also fortunate in being able to travel extensively, over the years, in Europe, the Middle East, North and East Africa, Northeast and Southeast Asia, North America and South America.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on March 16, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox United church (Winnipeg) with the Rev. Bruce Roberts officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital Research Foundation; the DuVal Foundation of Knox Church; or the charity of your choice. They would be appreciated.
Peacefully, on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Victoria General Hospital, Catherine passed away at the age of 76.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Margaret and Charles Watson, her sisters, Mary, Nora, Josephine and her brothers Thomas and Albert. She is survived by her sister Helen "Pat" Weibe of Chiliwack, BC and Retta M. Thiessen, Midland, ON, brother-in-law Robert Elliott and sister-in-law Verna Watson and numerous nieces and nephews across Canada.
Catherine was born in Scotland on February 6, 1926. Her parents immigrated to St. Leon, Manitoba in 1927 and later moved to Winnipeg where Catherine got a job at Eaton's department store, downtown, in the book department and retired 35 years later. Catherine's greatest joys were to garden, bird watch, bake and attending meetings of the Darjeeling Missionary at St. Ignatius Parish.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the nursing staff at Victoria General Hospital, fourth floor.
Prayers were held Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey St. Funeral mass was held at St. Ignatius Parish at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2002, interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.