MARY ELISABETH PRESCOTT
Peacefully, on March 25, 2003 at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Boniface Hospital, Mary Elisabeth Prescott, second daughter of Arthur and Gudne Miller and beloved wife of the late John Angus Prescott.
Mary was born in Winnipeg on October 1, 1909, and spent most of her busy and fruitful life in West Kildonan. She was educated at Centennial School and later at business college, and until her marriage in 1933, she was employed in the Audit Office of the T. Eaton Company. Mary served her church and community faithfully. She was a member of St. Anne's Anglican Church from the age of three, where she served as a Girl Guide leader, a member of the Altar Guild, and as president, for many years, of St. Anne's Women's Auxiliary. In recognition of her service, she was made a Life Member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church of Canada. She helped organize any number of church teas and harvest suppers, and her cakes, pies and bread were always in great demand. In later years she was instrumental in the founding of the Burrin Avenue Friendship Club, a lunch club for seniors, for which she also did much of the cooking. In addition, for many years after her widowhood, Mary worked as a volunteer in the Synod Office of the Diocese of Rupert's Land. Mary was a talented crafter whose crochet work was especially prized for its delicacy. When she wasn't working, Mum was an avid bowler, and in her later years especially enjoyed her get-togethers with the Gambling Gals. She also loved to travel and treasured her memories of trips across North America and in Europe. Most of all, she loved her summers on the eastern beaches of Lake Winnipeg, Grand. Belair and Victoria.
Besides her husband John and her grandson Brett Waddell, she was predeceased by her sisters, Carrie Robertson, Nita McLennan, and Lil Bewick. She is survived by her children, Judith and Peter Flynn, Tom and Lorraine Prescott, Lorna Prescott, Carolyn and John Hample, and Joan and Russell Colnett; by her grandchildren, Laura and Terry Curbishley, Vicki Prescott, Catherine Flynn, Sharon and Dan Stimpson, Michael Sutton, Christine and Darcy Rusnak, Ben and Sherri Flynn and Russ Colnett; by her great-grandchildren, Pat Curbishley, Jess Curbishley, Robin Stimpson, Breandan Waddell-Flynn, Adam and Nicholas Rusnak; by her brother-in-law Bert Evans, and many nieces and nephews.
The family is deeply grateful to the attendants of the Winnipeg Ambulance Service and the Emergency Room staff at St. Boniface Hospital and for the extraordinary care and compassion shown by the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital.
Mary will be lovingly remembered for her common-sense and great dignity - which she combined with a wonderful sense of the absurd. She was the best mother, nana and great-nana anybody could wish for. She will be missed.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 28 at St. Anne's Anglican Church, corner of Burrin and Aitkins, the Rev. David Adams officiating.
Friends may, if they wish, make memorial donations to St. Anne's Anglican Church or the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital.
ALEXANDER NICHOLSON NAIRN
On March 22, 2003, at the age of 91, our dear Grandad passed away peacefully at Golden West Centennial Lodge.
Alex was predeceased by his wife, Mavis (1968), his daughter, Beverley (1998), his brothers, David and Harry and his sister, Mary (Maisie). His memory will be cherished by his granddaughters, Pamela (Rob Depres), Debbie (Brian Ford) and Allison (Gord Pedersen), his great grandchildren, Jonathan, Bobby, Jennifer, Tommy and Alex, his sister-in-law, Lorraine Nairn of New Westminster, B.C., as well as his many nieces and nephews.
Alex was born in Winnipeg on September 10, 1911, the son of Alexander Nicholson and Mary Ingles Davidson. Alex married Mavis Keeping in 1941 and celebrated the birth of their daughter, Beverley in 1942. He served the Navy during World War II and upon his return, worked as a bookkeeper for a stock and bond company. He later purchased the Bridge Drive Inn and operated his ice cream business with his wife from 1964 - 1969. After Mavis' death, Alex decided to sell his business and work for Dominion Motors where he excelled at selling cars until he retired.
Upon his retirement, Alex enjoyed travelling and especially loved driving his car. He traveled to Florida many times, and later purchased a trailer in Alamo, TX where he would spend winters with friends. During the summers, Alex enjoyed his time with family and friends at his cottage in Sandy Hook.
Alex was a terrific golfer and accomplished four "hole-in-ones" during his lifetime, one which won him a trip to the Bahamas! He enjoyed curling and bowling in his younger years and played many games of bridge and cribbage. Alex also enjoyed cooking and was always proud to share his famous meatloaf recipe. He loved playing music and entertained many with his harmonica, ukelele, as well as the Hawaiian and acoustic guitars.
Grandad's terrific sense of humour kept friends and family always laughing and in good spirits. He will be greatly missed. We remember him speaking of his long time friendships with Charlie Johnson, Lynn Scott and Grant Murray whom he cherished dearly.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks for the kindness and care received from the nurses and staff at Golden West Centennial Lodge during the past six months.
Cremation has taken place with a private family interment to be held. A memorial service was held at Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road (at Ness Avenue) on Friday, March 28, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with a gathering for family and friends following the service.
We love you Grandad and will miss you very much - until we meet again.
Peacefully at home on March 19, Guy passed away at the age of 40. Guy was predeceased by his father, Guy, in 1993 and Terry Donegan, his friend and mentor, in 1999.
Guy leaves to remember him, his mother Dorothy (Jerome), sister Debbie (Vince), son Sean and his mother Dawn Privensal, daughter Paige and her sister Ashley Snow, and their mother Shirlee Arnould.
He was a gentle man, truly loved by the people that surrounded him; a good soul who would give to people everything he could of himself.
Guy, you never failed to do your best. Your heart was true and tender. You lived your life for those you loved, and we will always remember your love.
Sincere thanks to the staff of 9 Circles for their care and particularly to Dr. Gregan for her kindness, compassion and unwavering faith in Guy.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held on Friday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street).
Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, a donation in Guy's memory may be made to 9 Circles (Village Clinic) c/o John Stintson, 705 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0X2.
DAVID ARTHUR HOLLINGSHEAD
Peacefully passed away March 22, 2003. David is survived by his wife, Ethel; his children, Gary (Christine), Gregory (Bonnie), Lisa (Stuart); grandchildren; Jessica, Matthew, Christine, Melissa, Brooklyn, Jennifer, Bradley; two sisters Jean and June; and his brother Albert. He is predeceased by his son, Daniel Edward and his parents, Rose and Albert.
Dave was born September 26th, 1934 in London, England and moved to Canada. We will all have fond memories of his love of life including his homes in Winchester, Toronto, and Winnipeg. His love of adventure took him and his family all across Canada. He introduced his children to the world of horses, camping holidays, and nature trips. His love of sports led him to represent Canada in Triathlons and to participate in dozens of sports. We would like to thank him for sharing his life with us. He was our dearest husband, father, and friend who will be greatly missed.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peters Anglican Church, 755 Elm Street with Rev. P. Barnett officiating.
EMILIA JANINA MARSHALL (nee SMOLAK)
October 12, 1914 - March 24, 2003
Millie passed away peacefully on March 24, 2003 at the Victoria Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her family, sisters, Leona, Carrie, Kit (Michael); and brother Edward (Olive); and her many nieces and nephews. Millie was predeceased by her parents, John and Francis Smolak; and her nephew Edward Smolak.
Born in Winnipeg on October 12, 1914, Millie attended King Edward and Isaac Newton schools and later worked at Eaton's Mail Order before moving to Toronto. When she moved back to Winnipeg she lived in her home on Spruce Street for many years. She loved her home and her independence. She was content and happy with her life and being close to her family. When she had to move, due to her health, she did so with dignity and acceptance. We have lost a kind and gentle lady.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.
WINNIFRED MARY DOUGLAS
Passed away at the Oakview Nursing Home, March 21/03 at the age of 95 years. Win was predeceased by her husband Percy.
Surviving are her 3 sons Jack (Alice), Gord (Irene) and Roy (Gail); 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her parents, 5 sisters and 1 brother, Win and Percy made their home in the Brooklands area on McDermot Avenue.
Win was a foster parent to many children. Her life was devoted to her family and she was thrilled when a new baby came into the family.She will be sorely missed and remembered fondly by her family.
In accordance with her wishes, a private family service will be held, when she will be joined with her husband Percy.
The family would like to thank the staff at Oakview for their kindness and compassion in their care for their mother.
Viewing took place, Monday, March 24/03 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakview Place Nursing Home or a charity of their choice.
JOHN CHARLES BESSEY
On March 17, 2003 at Grace General Hospital, our beloved husband, dad, grandfather ("Baba"), brother, uncle and friend passed peacefully away at age 83.
Jack was predeceased by his parents Stuart and Nellie Bessey; sisters, Ruth, Eileen, Doreen and brother Loran; brothers-in-law, Bert Johnstone, Donald Anderson and Don Wilson. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 58 years, Tillie (Anderson); beloved daughter Jill (Lolly), son-in-law Lorne Davies; grandsons, Jonathan and Justin; sisters, Peggy Johnstone and Marilyn Arsenault; sisters-in-law, Norma Arbeau, Melva Anderson, Rollande Bessey; brothers-in-law, Ray Arsenault and Robert Arbeau; also numerous nieces, nephews, godsons, Paul, Clark and Chris; many relatives and a multitude of "special" friends, all of whom enriched Jack's life in their own unique way.
Jack was born in Thorold, ON, eldest child of Stuart and Nellie Bessie. He attended Prince of Wales School and Thorold High School. Jack worked as an apprentice electrician on the Wellandship Canal until enlisting in the R.C.A.F. August, 1940. During the Second World War he served in several stations in Canada and Iceland. He chose the Air Force as his life career and served in Trenton, Downsview, Greenwood, NS, Cold Lake, AB, #2 F Wing France, #4 F Wing BadenSoelingen, Germany, retiring from Gimli, MB September, 1970 as a Warrant Officer. Jack and his family took up residence in Winnipeg. The next 14 years he spent in the automobile business. Although successful in this career, his heart had never truly "retired" from his love of planes and the air force. In 1985 he joined the Air Force Association of Canada (#500 City of Winnipeg Wing), where he immediately got busy refurbishing vintage aircraft; T-33 in Woodhaven Park, the Expeditor in Stevenson Park 17 Wing, the "Little Musketeer" were three of the projects on which he worked while serving as Chairman of Heritage and Restoration. His proudest accomplishment was his contribution to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan "Garden of Memories" located in the Air Force Heritage Park 17 Wing, Winnipeg. His motivation throughout this project was to preserve and protect the Air Force Heritage: this monument and garden will endure as a permanent reminder to present and future generations of Manitoba's importance in the history of military aviation.
More recently, until his health failed him, Jack proudly served as C.O. of the "Ghost Squadron" 17 Wing, a group of volunteers dedicated to keeping Heritage Park well maintained and restoring other aircraft in the future. Jack was a proud member of A.N.A.F, Charleswood Legion #100, W. A. C. Museum and his beloved Chapel of the Good Shepherd (1970). Jack believed strongly in community involvement. He was a Scout Master from 1951 - 1962. He organized the Cold Lake Figure Skating Club for the children on the base and another at #4 F Wing, Germany. He volunteered for the Progressive Conservative Party, the Cancer Society, Salvation Army,, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes. We were thrilled for him when, in February 2003, his efforts were recognized as he received the Queen's Medal. He loved music, travelling, reading, dancing, automobiles, people, spending time with his "grandboys" and being a "Brat". He was a devoted husband and family man. He valued his family and personal friendships above all else. He had hope, optimism and a great sense of humour. He set a high bar for himself and stayed this course. He taught us all to appreciate life and to make everyday our best, even in the face of adversity. He was generous to everyone and got great satisfaction and joy from it. He will be sorely missed and remembered by all whose life he touched.
The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. J. R. A. Smart for his patience and compassionate care over many years. Sincere thanks to Dr. Ross MacMahon, Dr. John Rabson. Much gratitude to Dr. Macek, Dr. Cramer, nurse Winona (angel) and 5th floor staff at Grace General Hospital. Our deepest gratitude to our family and numerous friends for all your kindness and caring especially Chris and Midge Nielsen for your being there everyday for Tillie at this difficult time.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 24 at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 2235 Silver Ave. off Whytewold.
Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions to #17 Wing Museum Fund (Ghost Squadron) or charity of your choice.
JOHANN (HANS) SCHREINER
January 30/1919 - March 18/2003
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 18 at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 84 years.
He was predeceased by spouse Elisabeth in1951 and spouse Therese in 1974. He leaves to mourn his son Johann (Heather) of Selkirk, brother Prof. Dr. Adolf (Gabi) and family of Germany as well as many friends in Canada and family and friends in Germany.
Hans was born in Munich Germany. Following school Hans apprenticed as a tool & die maker in a machine shop in Gauting. He was in military service from 1937 to 1948. He then resumed his career as tool & die maker. In 1957 he emigrated to Canada with his wife and son. Once in Winnipeg Hans worked at various jobs until finding employment as a plumber/pipe fitter. Always a strong union man Hans was a member or the United Association Local 254 (plumbers union). In the late 1960s he went back to the books and earned his certification as a licenced Plumber, Pipe Fitter. In 1966 he began working on large industrial projects and worked extensively in Northern Manitoba, all over Western Canada, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and the United States. At age 65, Hans retired. He took up fly fishing as a hobby and took many excursions to his beloved British Columbia where, according to him, fly fishing is at its finest. He will be greatly missed and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.
Viewing was held at 1:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave (entrance on Aubrey Street) with the service following at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, donations may be made in Hans's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102-310 Broadway Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0S6.
ELLA MARTHA BORGER
Ella Martha Borger has gone to join her beloved husband David and her sister Alma McLeod in heaven. She passed away Friday, March 14, 2003, at Seven Oaks Hospital after a brief illness following a heart attack March 9.
Ella was born May 11, 1915, to Johanna and Emil Otto in Brokenhead Municipality, MB, but lived almost all of her life in Winnipeg, in Elmwood, the North End and St. James. Her mother died in an influenza epidemic when she was two years old. She and her sister grew up in the homes of her maternal grand-parents, Marcianna and Fredrick Dey in Elmwood and her paternal grandmother Pauline, her father and his brothers in the North End. She attended the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church German parochial, Anna Gibson, Isaac Newton and Lord Selkirk schools in the North End and Elmwood. On June 1, 1946, she married David Borger and they were a devoted couple until his untimely death in the spring of 1969. Before and after her marriage she kept house for her father's brother Henry Otto and looked after him until his death. Her sister's children Carla Jane Ella and James David McLeod have many fond memories of their second home on McKenzie with Auntie Ella and Uncle Davey.
Ella was a highly sociable fun-loving person who made friends wherever she went. She was an excellent cook and loved the theatre, music and travelling. She was an avid game player who always cheated in favour of whoever was losing. She had a strong attachment to the past but delighted in discovering anything new and different. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, a source of great comfort to her.
She is survived by Carla Jane and James; Carla Jane's daughter Jane McLeod, her husband Marc Pinchin, their children, Ruby and James; her aunt Ella Whiting; her sisters-in-law, Mary Deibert and her husband Eddie, Dawn Borger and Betty Borger; her niece Kathy Murdoch who made her last few years with us at Luther Home and Seven Oaks Hospital as enjoyable and comfortable as possible; and a multitude of other nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends and acquaintances whose birthdays she never forgot.
She has touched us all and we will never forget her. Ella's family would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at Luther Home for the excellent care she received and the unfailing kindness that was shown to her and the rest of the family during the time she spent there.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward St., Winnipeg, with Pastor Jan Pastucha officiating. Interment followed in Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward St., Box 1, Group 258, RR2, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 or Luther Home, 1081 Andrews St., Winnipeg, MB R2V 2G9.
CURTIS PETER MILLS
On March 15, 2003 at the Deer Lodge Centre, Jack Mills, beloved husband of Beatrice, passed away surrounded by his loving family at the age of 84 years.
Jack was born December 27, 1918 at Eriksdale Manitoba.
He was predeceased by his father Curtis, mother Ida, sisters Gertrude, Hazel, Eileen and Joyce and infant granddaughter Marni.
Jack leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years Beatrice; daughters Arlene (Franz) and Karen (Martin); sons Allan (Evelyn) and Kevin; sister Alpha and grandchildren Curtis, Allan, Cameron, Cathleen, Kristina, Karen, Aaron, Angela and Bruce.
Viewing was held from 7 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at , with interment at Brookside Cemetery.
MARY MCFARLANE (NEE SAWICKI)
Peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2003 Mary passed away at Riverview Health Centre.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Gordon; sister Anne and her parents Teenie and Michael Sawicki.
She is survived by her son Brian (Sherry), grandchildren Mary Ann and Brian Jr.; brother Bill (Pat) nieces Beverley Klowak, Diane Paltzat and families.
A special thanks to the staff at Riverview for their care and to Father Michael for being there.
At Mary's request, cremation has taken place, and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
ALFRED ROGER WILKINSON
Alfred Roger Wilkinson passed away of cancer on Thursday March 13 at 9:30 am at 80 years of age.
Roger is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Pam, son Chris as well as sister Audrey and brother Doug. Roger also leaves behind 4 grandsons, 3 granddaughters and 3 great granddaughters.
Roger was born in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan on February 10, 1923. Roger spent his early years on the farm before joining the RCAF in 1941. He piloted missions during W.W.II and served with the air force for 26 years before retirement.
Roger will be sorely missed by all family and friends.
A small family funeral was conducted on Monday March 17.
Donations can be made to the Grace Hospital Foundation Hospice fund, 300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, R3J 3M7.
MABEL HOPE McCULLOCH (nee TUCKER)
Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at Meadowood Manor where she had resided since March, 1999.
Mabel was born June 2, 1908 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to Robert James and Marian Hope Tucker.
She married Jacob James McCulloch November 18, 1933. They moved to Winnipeg in 1948 and she was widowed in 1958. She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, husband Jake, son James, daughters Roberta and Donna. She is survived by daughter Norma (John) McKenzie; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She was very musical and artistic, with an infectious laugh. She remained a special spunky lady to the end and will be lovingly remembered in our hearts forever.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meadowood Manor Expansion Fund, 577 St. Anne's Road, Winnipeg, R2M 5B2.
AMY MacKENZIE (nee LATHROPE)
Peacefully on Sunday, March 9, 2003 at the Grace General Hospital, with her niece Bronwen (Wayne) at her bedside, Amy passed away.
Amy was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Dr. Gordon MacKenzie; sisters, Mary and Hilda; and brother Charles. She leaves to cherish her memory her sisters, Netta and Dorothy; brother Jack (Anne); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Shoal Lake, MB on February 18, 1910, she graduated from the St. Boniface General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931 achieving a gold medal in surgery. Together with her husband Gordon, they practised medicine at Shoal Lake Hospital and locally in Strathclair, MB for 40 years. She spent all her adult life caring for others.
Amy's family would like to thank all the homecare workers and "We Care" workers for their kindness and compassion; in particular Vanessa. A special thanks also to her dear friend Mrs. Mary Krahn.
At Amy's request, no formal funeral service will be held.
EDGAR (ED) MARSHALL TINGLEY
Peacefully & suddenly on March 3rd, 2003 Ed passed away at his home in Winnipeg.
Edgar was born in Riverside, New Brunswick on May 18, 1917. He leaves to cherish his memories, niece Monica Swereda; sister-in-law Kay, of Winnipeg; Aunts Dora and Nora Tingley, of New Brunswick; several cousins and many special friends in Manitoba and New Brunswick. He was predeceased by parents David and Agnes Tingley, son Marshall and brother Ronald.
Ed enjoyed outdoors, especially his special trips to the lake with his good friend Bud. He was in the armed forces, where he served overseas then worked many years for the Province of Manitoba as an auto repair mechanic then as a security guard.
By his own request, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.
DR. GOODWIN "GOODY" SVEINSON D.V.M.
On Monday March 3rd, 2003, Goodwin "Goody" Sveinson passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 82 years. Goody was predeceased by his parents Svein and Sigga and brothers Henry and Emil. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia; by his daughter Christina (Larry) Jamieson of Winnipeg and grandchildren Tyler, Garrett, and Kjarna; by his sons Garth (Terry) and grandson Kyle of Dartmouth and Eric (Sylvia) of Winnipeg. He also survived by his sister Eleanor of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Born in Winnipeg in 1920, Goody grew up in Charleswood, Dugald and Marquette where he worked on the family farm. In 1941, Goody joined the R.C.A.F. and served with Bombing Operations in England and North Africa as a member of the Moose Squadron. Following the war he enrolled with the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He and Pat set up practice in Dauphin in 1952 and in Holland in 1957. In 1974 they moved to Winnipeg where Goody was employed with the Federal Government as a Meat Inspector until his retirement in 1986.
Goody was proud of his military background and had served as president of the Legion in Holland, MB and was a member of the Wartime Pilots and Observers Association.
A memorial service was held on Friday March 7th, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Amant Centre Inc., 440 River Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2M 3Z9.
MARY (KIRK) JOHNSTON
October 15, 1906 - March 2, 2003
Left us March 2nd, at the age of 96, after a brief illness. Mary had a long, creative and productive life.
She was a pianist, organist and choir director, Girl Guide Leader, gardener, seamstress and visual artist. She studied at the Winnipeg Art School with Franz Johnson and Lemoine Fitzgerald. She worked at the Stovel Advocate Press and Sanford Evans Communications as a layout artist. She was a life member of the St. James Art Club. In her youth, she was an amateur thespian, a dancer, and sang with Ken Gosling's band at the Roseland dance hall.
Mary leaves behind many friends and family members who love and honour her memory. Daughter Bonnie Cross and her family: Gabrielle Cross, Paul Cross and wife Michelle, and Brenna Klaverkamp with husband Joel. Daughter Nancy Drake and her family: Keri Farr and husband Paul Farr, Adam, Amanda and Emily Drake and Rhea Nelken. Also Harry Nelken and five great-grandchildren: Timothy and Sarah Drake, William, Benjamin and Bailey Farr and Alexander-James Cross.
Mary married Jack Johnston in 1935 and they were married 57 years when Jack predeceased her.
*Though her physical presence will be missed, she is with us forever and her legacy will be fondly celebrated.
A Memorial service was held at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) on Saturday March 8th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Suite 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
JOHN H. (JACK) DEANE E.D.
Peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Boniface General Hospital. Jack was born in Winnipeg in 1918, and educated at Norwood Collegiate and United College. In 1934 he enlisted in the 10th District Signals Regiment NPAM. He transferred to the active service force in 1940 as a Sergeant in the 3rd Divisional Signals. Commissioned in 1941, Jack proceeded overseas in 1942 and served in the UK and Northwest Europe with the Second Divisional Signals.
At the end of hostilities he returned to the UK, served with CMHQ Signals in Farnborough, Hampshire and later as Technical Staff Officer, CMHQ, London. Before returning to Canada in 1946, Jack was married to Freda in Fleet, Hampshire.
After returning to Winnipeg, Jack joined the 10th Independent Signals Regiment and retired in 1959 as Commanding Officer. In addition to the usual service medals, he was awarded the Queen's Coronation Medal, the Efficiency Decoration, the French Jubilee Medal for services in Normandy, and the 1945-90 Liberation Medal by the Netherlands government. For many years he served as Manitoba representative of Signals Welfare Inc.
In 1947 Jack joined the Manitoba Telephone System as a station installer. In 1952 he was appointed the system's first Safety Supervisor. He was instrumental in introducing forced air ventilation in manholes and other safety practices. In 1960 Jack transferred to the Supply Department. He served as Supply and Purchasing Manager until his retirement in 1978.
Jack was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers, Chapter 50, a lifelong member of St. Philips Anglican Church, a member of the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba, the Signalers Club of Canada, and the 735 Communications Regiment Signals Association. In May 2002 he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Comn Regiment.
Jack will be deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Freda, and the families of his two sons: Geoff and Anna Deane of Toronto; and Lawrence and Susan Deane in Winnipeg, and their daughters Sarah and Leah. Sarah and Leah will always very fondly remember their Grandpa. Jack was predeceased by his sister, Freda Williams, of Ottawa.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcomed to the Memorial Fund of St. Philips Church, the Saint Boniface Hospital Palliative Care Unit, or the charity of one's choice.
Jack was a great lover of music, opera, and theater. He liked to read and to prepare homemade wine. He greatly enjoyed all kinds of home maintenance and repair work, and regularly helped his friends in maintaining their cottages and homes.
A memorial service was held in St. Philips Church at the corner of Tache and Eugenie streets, Norwood, on March 4, at 1pm.
Forever in our hearts.