DOREEN PHYLLIS GIBSON
Doreen Phyllis Gibson passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at Deer Lodge Centre.
She was born January 14th, 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
She is survived by husband Robert (Bobby) to who she was married for 57 years; children Doug and Donna, Laurel and Ken Taylor, Nancy Brooks, Pat Dunlop, Brenda, Brian and Veronique; grandchildren Kris, Heather, Angie, Loralee, Russell, Vince (Terri) Kevin, Rebecca, Elizabeth (Trevor), Patrick, Tyson, Louise, Dominique, Nicolas; seven great grandchildren; as well as Laureen Gibson, Kevin Brooks, Jeff Dunlop, Ron Rothenberg; sister Celia McKay-Keenan; special friends Jack and Wilma Bridge, and many neighbours of Duffield Street.
Doreen was a Girl Guide Leader for many years. She was a volunteer for Deer Lodge United Church as a teacher for disabled students. Doreen also volunteered at Deer Lodge Centre and took special interest in several residents.
Very special thanks to the T3 staff at Deer Lodge Centre, and the Reverend Aubrey Hemminger.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2002 at Deer Lodge United Church, 2093 Portage Avenue at Belvidere Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Deer Lodge Centre, Tower 3 Fund, 2109 Portage Avenue, or the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Street would be appreciated.
THE REVEREND WILFRED KARL RATHS
The family wishes to announce the death of the Reverend Wilfred Karl Raths on October 29, anno domini 2002. Pastor Raths is survived by his wife of sixty years, Edith Catherine nee Florstedt and children: David with children Dieter, Mary, William, Anna; Edith (John Biberdorf) with children Rebecca, Sarah; Wilfred Jr. with children Aaron, Rachel; Catherine; Ruth (Herie) with children Danielle, Kirsten, Joshua; Paul (Wendy) with children Johanna, Allison, Patricia; Taylor (Tim Jones) and great grandchildren Emily, Eric, Avery and Robert John. He is also survived by his sister Lona Appel.
Pastor Raths was born in Lemberg, Saskatchewan on January 19, 1915 to William and Theresa Raths. He received his education at Luther College, Regina; Capital University and Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He was married and ordained in June, 1942.
He served as senior pastor at Lutheran Church of the Cross for over 31 years. This ministry was richly blessed with dramatic growth of the congregation, building of a new house of worship, and a seniors' apartment complex, Arms of the Cross.
For 24 years he served on the Board of Regents for Luther College; for nine years he held the office of Secretary of the Canadian District ALC; he served for 25 years on Canadian Missions (22 of them as chair); twenty years on the board of the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Bible Society; six years on the Lutheran Council-Division of Public Relations (during this time the 450th anniversary of the reformation commemorative medal was designed); he was the Lutheran Volunteer Ministries Coordinator for 11 years; he was chair of the Distric Planning Committee and Chair of the constituting Convention (ALC) from 1958 to 1960. For eight years he served as editor for th MNO Synod News.
Besides his deep commitment to church and family, his three passions were curling, gardening and travel. He was a life member of the Chaplains' Curling Club and skipped for 51 years. He and his wife led numerous tours to Europe and the Holy Land.
His deep commitment and faithful service will be treasured by countless people. His life was celebrated Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 11:00 am at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington St., Winnipeg.
Viewing will be Friday, November 1, 2002 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Luther College, Regina, SK, St. Boniface Dialysis Unit (Hemodialysis), Lutheran Church of the Cross (Cross fund), Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Canadian Bible Society.
After a courageous battle with several illnesses, at peace and with dignity, Brad Phillip Helfrick passed away on October 29, 2002 at the Grace General Hospital at the age of 49.
Predeceased by his father Kenneth, Brad leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Edie, beloved mother Christina, and daughter Lisa as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Brad was employed by Acklands Grainger for 26 years. He was a member of the Masonic Temple up until his illness. He had a passion for football, acting as the equipment manager for the St. James Rods and the Hawkeyes football clubs. He also volunteered for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He volunteered for the Red River Exhibition for 10 years.
Special thanks to the 4th floor south staff at the Grace Hospital for their care and compassion. Thanks also to Dr. Inglis and the staff in Intensive Care; and to Chaplain Gord for your support.
An ash interment took place on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. at Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Grace General Hospital Foundation, Hospice, 300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3M7.
CHARLES GRANT COURAGE
Peacefully, on October 26, 2002, Charlie Courage passed away at the age of 94. Charlie was predeceased by his loving wife Mae in October, 2000.
He was also predeceased by his father and mother, William and Isabella, as well as his two brothers, Jim and Bill. He will be sadly missed by his family, including his two sons, Ken (Myrna) of Gainesville, Florida and Gord (Kathy Ahlbaum) of Winnipeg, his grandchildren, Drew and Marnie of Winnipeg, Carson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Christie Wiltse (Justin) of Atlanta and his great-granddaughter, Isobel. He also leaves numerous nephews and nieces, including his best friend, Chay Courage of Gloucester, England.
Charlie was born near Aberdeen Scotland, and immigrated to Canada at the age of 14. He was employed by the CNR for all of his working life except for the depression years and five years of military service during the Second World War, including overseas service as a Sergeant with the RCAF. He retired from the CNR in 1969. During their retirement years, Charlie and Mae spent 24 winters in New Smryna Beach, Florida where they enjoyed some of their happiest times. In Florida, he was a member of the Artists' Workshop, which allowed him to further develop his considerable skills as a painter. Charlie will be remembered as being a man of conviction and principle who was staunchly dedicated to his wife and family.
Many thanks go to the nursing and support staff of the Third Floor of the Victoria Hospital for their kind and professional care during the last two months.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to The Victoria General Hospital Foundation, 2340 Pembina Highway.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, October 30 at 11:30 AM, at the Neil Bardal Funeral Chapel, 984 Portage Avenue at Aubrey Street.
MARY "LORNA" LORENA FOX (NEE MORROW)
On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, Lorna Fox passed away at Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 87 years.
Lorna was from a family of ten, she had eight sisters and one brother. She was born and grew up in the town of Melita, Manitoba where she worked until moving to Winnipeg. She met and went on to marry Winston Fox. Winston became a prisoner of war in Hong Kong during WWII. With the early demise of her husband "Lorna", as she was always called, became a single parent, working and raising hers and Wint's two sons Ron and Gerry. She worked steadily throughout her life, her last place of employment being Sear Canada in the pictures and lamps department.
Lorna was involved with several associations, but the nearest and dearest to her heart was the Hong Kong Veterans association of Canada, followed by the Canadian Institute for the Blind. She was also a life long member of Harrow United Church.
Before the loss of her sight, Lorna participated in as many events as possible including travel. She was able, along with other Hong Kong Associates, to visit China and Hong Kong in memory of her husband, a legacy she leaves with us.
"She lived a life full of dignity and grace
She leaves us with a lifetime of grace and dignity."
Predeceased by her husband, she leaves to celebrate her life and mourn her passing, her two sons Ron and Gerry, Janet, Laura and Ben and sisters Evelyn and Bernice, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street. A private interment at Garry Memorial Park will take place at a later date.
We gratefully acknowledge the staff on 2 south at Deer Lodge Centre for their kindness, compassion and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave., Wpg, R3G 9Z9.
IRENE MOXNESS (NEE PETTERSEN)
On Monday, October 21, 2002 Irene Moxness died peacefully in her sleep at her home.
Her life will be sadly missed, she added so much spirit, zest and determination and was usually the centre of conversation ashe was.
Born in Svolvaer, Norway, in 1923 she moved to Trondheim, Norway in 1936, then immigrated to Canada in 1950 at which time she married Knut. They were married for almost 50 years. They resided and raised a family in Fort Garry. She loved spending time in her house and yard with her flowers and plants. Irene also enjoyed bowling, bridge, cooking, shopping, traveling and a variety of handicrafts. She was about to embark on an adventurous move from her Fort Garry home to the Okanagan Chateau in Kelowna, BC, which she was thoroughly excited about.
Irene will be greatly misssed by her son Peter (Judy) Moxness and children, Jonathan and Kristoffer of Okotoks, AB; her daughter Linda Moxness of Winnipeg; her sister Ingeborg (Ole) Ommedal and family; her sister-in-law Ingrid Pettersen and family; Knut's family, all residing in Norway and all of her good friends and neighbours.
Irene will be cremated with a private service to be held next summer in Norway. Friends were invited to stop by the family home on Saturday, October 26 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm for an Open House.
Peacefully, in her sleep, Doris passed to her final reward Monday, February 3, 2003 at St. Boniface Hospital.
Remaining to honour her memory is her best friend and sister Millie West; her devoted and caring daughter Joan Sutherland (Ian); her grandchildren, Laurel Repski (Brian), Jami Wild (Malcolm), Erl MacKenzie (Tracy), Jodi Sutherland (Paul Crust), Leisa Russell (Clayton), Jennifer Thomson (Ian) and her great-grandchildren in whom she took great delight, Alanna and Garrett Repski; Kiersten, Kaitlin, Kevin and McKenna Wild; Ashleigh and Brendan Thomson. Also her brothers-in-law, Oscar and Bob (Verna) Otter and sister-in-law Connie Scarlet. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ernie and her precious twin daughters, Pat and Judy, who both succumbed all too early from the ravages of Multiple Sclerosis, as well as sister Margaret McKay and brothers, Clarence, Roy and Leslie Scarlet.
Doris, although born in Portage la Prairie, was raised in Amaranth, MB, daughter of the town blacksmith. The values that she learned growing up in a small community, honesty, loyalty, friendship, thrift and the rewards of hard work were the basic principles which guided her throughout her life. Doris and Ernie were married in the spring of 1936 in the middle of hard times of the Depression, a difficult time to begin raising a family, however with grit and determination they survived to share 51 eventful and fulfilling years culminating with Ernie's death in 1987. Doris believed that marriage was a lifelong commitment to support your husband along whatever path he chose and it was her duty to accompany him. When Ernie joined the RCAF in 1939 Doris was behind him 100% and so with young daughter Joan in tow followed him to various postings from Yarmouth to Yorkton where twins, Pat and Judy joined the family. At the close of the war Ernie resumed his craft as a carpenter and in his spare time together he and Doris built the family home at 19 Clonard Ave., St. Vital which became the gathering place for family and friends. Doris continued to live there until 2001 then moved to her final residence at Niakwa Towers. Throughout all those years Doris assumed the role of matriarch albeit with a velvet glove. Blessed with an abundance of good old common sense, she was thrifty but never cheap, outspoken but never domineering, unbending in her principles but resilient in facing day to day realities, practical but never unreasonable. She offered her family love and support and in turn was rewarded with love and devotion. Doris had enough "Irish" in her to enjoy a good argument but that same spirit which included generosity ensured that no one was ever turned away at the door for want of a meal or a place to sleep.
Following the war, it was only natural for Doris and Ernie to resume friendships by joining the Royal Canadian Legion - St. Vital Branch No. 16. Doris was an active participant in the Ladies Auxiliary, a valued and integral component of any Branch. She undertook many positions within the Branch and Provincial Command ultimately rewarded with a Life Membership. With the cessation of her Auxiliary, she and several fellow comrades then joined the Fort Garry Branch No. 90, where she attended her last meeting this past October. She maintained her Legion membership as a way to remember past friends and to honour the memory of her lifelong partner Ernie where they had shared so many good times.
Doris was self-reliant, kept abreast of current affairs, loved any sports but was devoted to baseball and her Blue Jays, bingo was a prized pastime. She often wished she had more formal education, she held no diplomas or degrees, no initials after her name except the ones that counted most, DORIS OTTER - MOM.
Friends are invited to join family members at a gathering to honour her memory, Friday, February 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Dakota Hotel, 1105 St. Mary's Rd.
Flowers are declined with thanks, donations in her memory can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Manitoba Chapter or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.
ALICE PATTY (PAT) SWIFT (1912 - 2003)
Pat passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3 at Oakview Place. She will be very sadly missed by her family and friends.
Left to mourn her passing are her brothers Robert Swift (Alice) of Saskatoon, George (Jean) of Watrous, and sister Enid Dawson of Winnipeg, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families; Richard (Dorothy), James, Rob, Don (Margaret), Reg, Margaret, David (Muriel), Michael (Beverley), Brenda (Don), Carol, Susan, Janet, Kathy (Don) and many great nephews.
Pat was predeceased by her parents Ellen Mary and Robert Swift, brothers Walter and Arthur, sister-in-law Isobel, brothers-in-law Don MacKenzie and Elmer ("Smokey") Dawson, niece Janice and great-nephew Jeffrey.
Pat was born in Saskatoon July 25, 1912. After moves with her family to Stettler and Vancouver, home was in Watrous for many years. There she completed high school. During the war Pat served in the RCAF (Women's Division) and was stationed in Vancouver, Macleod and Winnipeg. After completing a dress design course in Toronto she spent 18 years in the trade. Later years were spent working at the Red Cross Arts and Crafts department at Deer Lodge Hospital. Leisure time was spent in painting and other creative pursuits.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede, 99 Turner Avenue on Friday, Februrary 7, at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jamie Howison officiating.
Flowers are graciously declined. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the memorial fund of the church of St. Stephen and St. Bede, or to a charity of one's choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Oakview who looked after Pat with such care and compassion.
OLGA SELIGER (SCHILBERG)
Olga was born February 16, 1904 in Poland. She died peacefully in her sleep Monday, February 3, 2003. She was predeceased by her husband Rudolf and her daughter Else Barchet.
In 1925, Olga married a local village boy, Rudolf Seliger and they had an only child Else. After WWII they found themselves in Germany from where they emigrated to Canada in 1948 after being sponsored by relatives. After relocating several times, Olga returned to Winnipeg in 1982 after her husband's death.
Initially she resided at Villa Heidelberg, then Donwood Manor. Fiercely independent, she enjoyed living in her own suite until she felt her health necessitated moving into the nursing home facilities. Here the staff took great care of her. We would like to thank them at this time for their kind efforts. Though physically limited by now, her mental alertness allowed her to closely monitor all her affairs, so essential to her sense of independence. And she was certainly looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday in 2004! We are sad that this landmark will not come to pass but appreciate that she is in a better place now.
Olga is survived by her son-in-law Paul K. Barchet, grandchildren Rosemarie Watson (Ken) of Victoria, Carmen Barchet (Larry Desrochers), Paul M. Barchet (Jacinta) and Marianne Barchet, all of Winnipeg; and great grandchildren Mark, Tim, and Tina Watson, Lyra and David Barchet and Stefan Buza; and great-great grandchild Tracy of Victoria.
Funeral service will be held Friday, February 7, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance, with viewing from 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue.
DOROTHY FRANCES LENORE SIMMONS
Peacefully, on Monday, February 3, at the Riverview Health Centre, Doroth Simmons, passed away.
Dorothy was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where her father was employed by the United States Navy. She returned to Winnipeg with her parents in 1919, where she resided for the rest of her long life. Dorothy received her early education at Lord Wolsley School in East Kildonan and later attended St. John's College and the Faculty of Home Economics, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree.
Dorothy worked for many years as office manager for the Simmons Plumbing and Heating Company. After her retirement she travelled extensively throughout the United States with her mother and father, and to attend meetings of the Alpha Gamma Delta Soroity, of which she was a long-time member.
Dorothy was a member of the 46th Company of the Girl Guides, for a time holding the poisiton of District Commissioner. She was an ardent supporter of the Y.W.C.A. and the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Predeceased by her parents, Frances and Amelia Simmons, she is survived by her cousins Frank and James Battershill of North Vancouver and Willliam Battershill of Winnipeg.
In accordance with her wishes, immediate cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. Interment of ashes in the family plot in Elmwood Cemeterey will take place at a later date. Friends may wish to make a contribution to the Winnipeg Humane Society or to a charity of their choice.
LESLIE WILLIAM FRANKLIN JEMPSON
Peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at Extendicare Oakview Place, Les passed away at the age of 87 years.
Les was a gentle and loving man who is survived by his wife of 61 years Amelia; their daughters Debbie (Cary), Darlene, Lorna (Ken); grandchildren Tina, Tim, Jean, Jill, Lauren, Angela, Joelle; great grandchild Halle.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Les lived his entire life in Winnipeg except 4 years spent in Vancouver while in the Armed Forces. He enjoyed working as a letter carrier for 42 years and his retirement of the last 26 years.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, R3C 2B7, or the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 204 - 825 Sherbrook Street, R3A 1M5.
MARTIN (MARTY) FLETCHER
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Martin (Marty) Fletcher on January 30, 2003.
Marty was a husband, son, brother, uncle and great friend to many people. Besides his mother, Rita Fletcher, Marty is survived by his wife Theresa (Terry) Fletcher; brothers, Don (Evelyn), Rod (Karen), Dean, Fred (May) of Ontario; sisters, Teri Bryan of Calgary, Barb (Stefan), Denise (Wayne) Debbie Fletcher of Dryden, Bonita (Dane) Angie (Bill); and sisters, Marianne and Betty Lou of Ontario; nieces and nephews, Jackie, Lori, Kristopher, Jason, Tara, Myra, Robson, Leifur, Laura, Paul, Evan, Kallan, Jared, Janelle, Randi, Caden, Theo, Russell and Brooke.
He was predeceased by his father, Frederick and brothers, Bernie, Gary and Ted.
Marty was the owner/operator of A-1 Speedy Appliance, and had worked in the appliance business for 13 years and loved spending time with his buddies.
Marty (Beerfoot) loved Lake Malachi, nature, animals and fishing. He loved the open fire and the stars at night. His fine eyes and talented hands could "free" up the animals he found "locked up" in the wood and soapstone. As a naturally gifted carver one of his works of art (an eagle) was displayed at The Winnipeg Art Gallery.
He recently took up the game of golf and embraced it with a fervor and passion that exemplifies the way he led his life. Family and friends were a large part of Marty's life. He was very close to his mother, revelled in the accomplishments of his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed spending time with his buddies.
"Why do we search so hard and long for love, When if only we opened our eyes, We could see it right there in front of us."
Why do we get so busy with meaningless tasks That we forget that which is most important to us.
Now is the moment for love. Now is the moment to live our love with one another.
There may never be a better time. A memorial service was held at Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd. on Wednesday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marty's name to the Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization Center. 1191 Research Station Rd., St. Adolphe, MB, 883-2122.
EDITH GLADYS MCRAE (NEE HENRY)
JULY 14, 1903 - JANUARY 30, 2003
It is with deep sorrow, but also with thanksgiving for her life, that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother and grandmother at the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg in her 100th year.
Edith is survived by her children Kenneth, Joan and Gary (Kathie), grandson David (Tanya), and great grandchildren Michelle, Brittany, Ivy and Brady, and her sister-in-law Florence Henry of Milverton, Ontario and many nieces and nephews.
Edith was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1958, parents William and Edith Henry, and siblings Ellen, Wilbert (Vimy Ridge), Myrtle, William, Maimie, Jennie, and Andrew Carter.
Edith was born in Tyndall, Manitoba and attended school there and at West Selkirk. Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Winnipeg General Hospital as a maid, then waitress in the nurses' dining room, and as a switchboard operator at King George Hospital. She and Joseph raised their family in the Brooklands-Weston area where Edith lived for fifty-six years.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance with Pastor William L. Ehlers officiating. Viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the many staff and caregivers at the Middlechurch Home for their love and compassion towards Mum. Special thanks to Chaplain Lynn Austen for her care and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg Foundation Fund, 280 Balderstone Road, Winnipeg, R4A 4A6.
PHILIPP PIERRE ST. GERMAIN
Peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at the age of 82 years.
Philipp was raised in Winnipeg and worked for many years in California for Oscar Meyer. He returned home in early 1973 after the death of his father to live with his mother on Downing Street.
He enjoyed fraternizing with his friends Bill McRae and Dunny Dewar and at the Corydon Towers with his friend Ernie and Myrtle Geske.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. According to Philipp's wishes, his cremated remains will be interred on his father's grave at a later date.
GEORGE HENRY BIRD
George Henry Bird passed away on Friday, January 24, 2003 at Seven Oaks Hospital, Winnipeg.
George is survived by his much loved wife Ethel, his brother Jim, sister-in-law Evelyn Lindquist and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Winnifred Bird, Constance Bernhard and Jean Duncan.
George was born July 14, 1918 in Winnipeg and spent his early life in Elmwood. He served his country with distinction in World War II. A member of the Third Division Corp Signals, he participated in the D-Day invasion for which he was awarded the Military Medal.
Following his return to Winnipeg, George began his career in the transportation industry, ultimately working for many years with Kingsway Transport until retirement.
He was a member of Acacia Lodge 111, GRM, AF&AM, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and Khartum Shrine Temple.
George was a lifelong supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, an ardent sports fan and an avid golfer. He spent many enjoyable summers at Matlock where he and Ethel made and enjoyed many friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Meyrowitz and the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. at , entrance on Aubrey Street.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish they may make a donation to a charity of their choice.
PETER ALBERT FREJEK
Peacefully, on Thursday, January 23, 2003, Peter Frejek passed away at the age of 89 years.
He is survived by his three sons, Wayne (Carol) of Sioux Lookout, ON, David of Winnipeg and Greg (Lori) of Matlock, MB; five grandchildren Debbie (Kevin), Cindy (Randy), Collin, Peter (11) and Joshua (6) and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret (nee Brooke) in 1979.
Peter was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on May 31, 1913. He began working at the age of thirteen, breaking horses. He worked diligently at many different jobs over his lifetime, retiring as a lab attendant from the Health Sciences Centre in 1976.
Peter served overseas in the Second World War where he met Margaret and married her on November 27, 1943. Upon returning to Canada they settled in Manitoba. He was a member of Brooklands and Weston Senior Citizen's Centres, the Canadian Order of Forresters and of the Brooklands and Weston Legion for over 50 years. He treasured his dogs almost as much as his family, especially Jingles and Pugsley. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.
A service of praise and thanksgiving to celebrate Peter's life was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at The Meeting Place, 139 Smith Street. Viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m.
The family extends a special thank you to Peter's nurse Gracie and also his caregivers, Donna, Lucy and Cecilia.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Street, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1X3.
The family requests that a random act of kindness to done in memory of Peter.
ETHEL GRAY TIMLICK
Peacefully, in her sleep, Ethel Timlick passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at Fred Douglas Lodge, at the age of 91.
She is survived by her one son Tom (Shirley) of Winnipeg and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Jason in 1985.
At Ethel's request a private family service has taken place.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Willow Unit at Fred Douglas Lodge for their loving care of my mother.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.