ROY R. CLARK
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, Roy Clark, a soldier and a scholar, passed away at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 60 years.
Roy was born in South Branch Newfoundland on November 30, 1942. He is survived by his mother Anastasia (Annie) in New Brunswick. Also to mourn his loss are his wife of 40 years, Carole, his children, Roy (Michelle) in Victoria Bc, Patrick (Maryanne), Allan, Carole Anne (Ron), Adrian (Karen) in Toronto, his 6 grandchildren, brothers and sister, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.
Roy joined the Army at 17 years of age, in Camp Gagetown NB. He served in the Canadian Forces for 26 years with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps. After Roy's retirement, he loafed a bit and wrote a book. He then entered academics and received his Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Studies and Political Science, followed by his Master of Public Administration in 1995.
Roy gave to the community in many ways; Scouts Canada, woodworking with troubled children at Weston School, taking young military troops on adventure training, a "JDF" volunteer for many years, performing hundreds of Legion rituals for Comrades known and unknown, as well as numerous Remembrance Day Services at local schools, churches and community centres. Roy performed many Robert Burns Ceremonies and took great delight in "Paying the Piper".
His family appreciates the thought and compassion from the "angels" on 3E at Riverview Health Centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 191 Lombard Avenue, Suite 1101, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X1.
A service of rememberance will be held at a later date (announcement to be made at that time).
MARJORIE THELMA BENUM
Peacefully on June 1, 2003 Marjorie Benum passed away at her cottage.
Further notice to follow.
On Saturday, May 31, 2003, Helga Johnson passed away at home with her family by her side.
Arrangements pending with a longer notice to follow.
JOHN KARL BRAUN
On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, John Braun peacefully passed away at Grace Hospital.
John was born July 5, 1929 in Poland and came to Canada on August 20, 1948. He worked at Dyck's Containers until 1985 when his health declined. John will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 40 years, Erika, his daughter Alice (Phil), grandson Jamie, son Charlie and granddaughter Ashley.
Our husband, father and grandfather will be fondly re-membered as a loving, kind and generous man who always gave to others before himself. He had a wonderful sense of fun and humour which always brightened our days. We will forever miss his laughter and stories he shared with us.
The family sincerely thanks the staff at the Grace Hospital for their care. A viewing took place Sunday, June 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 2 at Neil Bardal Inc, with interment at Glen Eden Cemetery.
If friends wish donations may be made in John's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
You fought the good fight with dignity and courage. Till we meet again - Love and Kisses
CONSTANCE JEAN LITTLE
Peacefully on May 20th, 2003, Constance (Jean) Little age 87, passed away at Oakview Place, Extendicare.
Jean was the wife and companion of her loving husband Monty for 68 years.
Jean was predeceased by her sister Gwendolyn Carlson and granddaughter Michele (Patti) Fisher. She will be sadly missed by her husband Monty, daughters Eileen Britton (Douglas) of Winnipeg and Katherine Winslow (Clay) of Regina, six grandchildren, Douglas, Darrell, Daniel , Shawn, Kent and Hilarie; nine great-grandchildren, Claire, Daniel, Kristjana, Stefan, Erika, Tyler, Riley, Katelynn and Cameron; nieces Muriel Kennedy, Vancouver and Betty Frazer, Summerland, B.C.
We have beautiful memories of Mom. Her wonderful smile, her soft spoken voice, quiet good nature and kindness to everyone she encountered. We love you Mom, you will live in our hearts forever.
A private family service was held at the
Special thanks is extended to the staff of Oakview Place 1East, for their care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
MARLENE LOUISE JONES
With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Marlene Louise Jones on May 21, 2003 at the Health Sciences Centre.
Predeceased by her parents Harry and Thelma Jones and brother-in-law Albert Unrau she leaves to mourn her passing her nephew Jim, whom she raised as her own, twin sister Dianna Unrau, sister Barbara (Bob) Criggie, brothers Ted (Shirley), Roy, Bryan (Shirley) and many special nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Born in Portage la Prairie on Nov. 6, 1944 Marlene moved to Winnipeg with her family in 1948 where she received her education. She was a loyal employee with numerous companies including Eaton's, Grey Goose Bus Lines and most recently Archway Marketing.
The First English Lutheran Church was like a second home to her and her values in life were strengthened by her strong religious beliefs. She volunteered countless hours to the church and served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for many years.
Marlene cared deeply for and was like a second mom to all her nieces and nephews as well as their friends who came calling. She always had a kind ear, loving heart and a warm shoulder to cry on. She led by example, instilling strong moral values with love and understanding.
Marlene had great strength and never let any setback or problem in her life bring her down. She met life in an easygoing manner and used laughter as the best medicine. The things she enjoyed most in life were her family, friends, visits to Austin, family gatherings and celebrations, meeting for coffee, crossword puzzles, reading and just snuggling down with a favorite TV show.
A wonderful sister, aunt and friend has passed this way. Marlene touched many lives, was much loved and will always be remembered through all the hearts she touched.
Honorary pallbearers will be all Marlene's nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Marlene's life was held Monday, May 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the First English Lutheran Church, 484 Maryland St. with interment following in the Austin, MB Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Marlene's memory to the First English Lutheran Church, 484 Maryland St., Winnipeg, R3G 1M5 or Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, R3E 0B9
LORNA DOONE ADKINS (MACDONALD)
Lorna Doone Adkins, surrounded by her loving family, died on Thursday May 22, 2003 at the Victoria Hospital.
Lorna was born on September 4, 1920 in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, the daughter of Dr. Nathaniel MacDonald and Jessie Robina MacDonald (Gilchrist). She was the wife of William (Bill) Adkins Adkins who predeceased her in 1976.
Lorna grew up on the ocean, loving its vastness, a love she easily shared with the wide-open spaces of the prairies. Bill's work with the bank took the family all over western Canada and Lorna was an active volunteer in her communities. She worked with the CNIB and Meals on Wheels. She was the District Commissioner for the Girl Guides in Swift Current and served on the Henderson Regional Library Board in Winnipeg. She shared her time and talents with many works in the church. Lorna loved words and enjoyed a game of Scrabble and reading mystery stories. She was a caring woman with a keen intellect who loved to share her opinions in lively conversation. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren. She said they were quite "satisfactory"!
Lorna will be remembered with love by her children, Bill and Suzanne, Bob and Nancy, Liz and Jan, Robin and Chris; grandchildren, Mark, Sam, Matthew, Emily, Calin, Laura, Lesleigh and James: great grandchildren, Dylan and Taylor.
The family thanks the many people whose friendship and care brought Lorna joy.
A celebration of Lorna Doone's most satisfactory life was held on Monday May 26, 2003 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Donald at Graham at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Robin Mather and Reverend Henry Falconer officiating.
In lieu of flowers please remember Lorna with a donation to the Trans Canada Trail, 43 Westminster Avenue N., Montreal, Quebec, H4X 1Y8.
Peacefully, with her family by her side, on May 19, 2003, at Riverview Health Center, Mary Slusarchuk went to be with her Lord and Saviour.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory her husband William, two daughters; Eileen (Ken Nedohin), Elsie (Russell Martin), three sons; Roman (Maria), Walter (Stefania), Adam (Yvette) and their families. Mary is also survived by three sisters; Ann Shachtay, Fay (John Podolsky), Adel (Andy Lacko) and four brothers; Peter (Anne), Willie, Walter (Elaine) and John Chubaty.
Mary was predeceased by her first husband John Kohoot, her parents Alex and Lena Chubaty and her brother Stanley Chubaty.
The funeral service for Mary was held at Faith Baptist Church, 437 Matheson Ave, Winnipeg, MB at 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2003. Interment will follow in the Roseau River Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
Borghild Ericson, beloved wife of the late Eric Ericson, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 16, 2003 at the Golden Door Geriatric Centre at the age of 99 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Lorne (Arlene) granddaughter Sandra DeMarco (Terry), great-granddaughters Jordyn and Rylyn, brother Einar Sorflaten, nieces Gail Kolach (Andy) and Gwen Hamlin, and nephew Allan Sorflaten (Lydia).
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 21 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to all the staff at the Golden Door Geriatric Centre for the loving care and kindness given to Mother during her stay there.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mother's memory to the Activity Department at the Golden Door Geriatric Centre, 1679 Pembina Hwy., Wpg, Mb., R3T 2G6 or to the Linden Christian School, 877 Wilkes Ave., Wpg., Mb., R3P 1B8.
The family of Rosanne Wright announce her quiet passing on May 21, 2003.
Roseanne is survived by sons John David and Timothy James, wife Shannon, children Caitlin and Casey of Winnipeg; daughter Rosemarie Andrea, son-in-law Ken Cook, grandchildren Andrew and Amanda Cook of Fort Saskatchewan, AB.
Roseanne was born March 1, 1912 in Winnipeg and resided in the same home until February 2001, when she took residence at Charleswood Care Centre. After her retirement in 1972, mom spent summers at her beloved cottage at Gull Lake where she was known to many as "Auntie Rose". Mom was always the happiest when there was a rainbow of beach towels hanging on the line. Her passion for children was shown in the "concerts" held in her yard, her box of comic books in the cupboard and Jell-O in the fridge. Mom used any opportunity to advance her learning by attending university in the winter for over 10 years and travelled extensively with family and friends. Always ready for a card game or a cup of tea, mom will be missed by her family.
A graveside service was held on Monday, May 26, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at Brookside Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined.
ALEXANDER (SANDY) FRASER
Sandy Fraser, husband of Violet passed away peacefully Monday, May 19th at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, with his family by his side.
He was born May 13th, 1920 in Winnipeg to Charles and Margaret Fraser. He joined the RCAF and served during WWII, stationed at several posts in Western Canada.
He was a dedicated member of the Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club, the Horticultural Society of Manitoba and Charleswood United Church.
He is survived by his wife, Violet, son Stuart (Lisa), daughter Lori (Dennis) Franko, of Winnipeg, and sister Mary (Bill) Rogers of Lac Du Bonnet. He is also survived and will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews and their children.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to the medical staff at the Grace Hospital for the care and comfort they provided.
A memorial service was held at Charleswood United Church on Thursday, May 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.
EUGENIE PALMER MCKINNON
After a fight with many illnesses and recent surgery, Jean passed away peacefully at Concordia Hospital on May 20, 2003 at the age of 77.
Jean was the wife and companion of her husband Bill for forty years. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Beth (Gordon) Stainton, grandsons, James (Elise) and Matthew Stainton in Toronto. She will be also be greatly missed by Cathy & Robert Wise-Laskey and family of Calgary, Jim Cole of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Joni & Dave Rowat of Chelmsford, Ontario, Frank (Mardi) McKinnon of Winnipeg and mother-in-law Gertrude McKinnon of Winnipeg.
Jean and Bill were active members of the Manitoba Classic & Antique Car Club, Northern Lites Impalas & Fabulous 50 Ford Club of Manitoba, Legion #215 Branch and was employed for many years at Bethania Care Home.
A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23 at the Royal Canadian Legion 3600 Devries, off Henderson Hwy. at the Perimeter.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breast Health Centre, 400 Tache St, R2H 3E1.
KATIE SEMENOWICH/KRAWCHUK (nee MALOWANY)
On May 17, 2003, Katie passed away peacefully at Selkirk General Hospital. She was predeceased by her mother Victoria, father John Malowany, first husband John Semenowich, brother Mike (Phyllis) Malowany, sister Anne and an infant sibling. Sadly missed by husband Mike Krawchuk, son John (Wendy) Semenowich, son Shaun (D.J.) Semenowich, sisters Mary (Joe) Casina, Rosalie (Delmar) Davies, Carolyn (Chris) Ogilvie, Pearl (Paul) Sherby and Nettie (Sam) Salamandyk, brother Pete (Shirley) Maloway. Grandchildren Christine (Ross), Tracy, Shaun Jr. (Shauna), Don, Rob, Mike, Nick and Aelea Semenowich. Great grandchildren Miles, Tandra and Coel Lepine, Silver Semenowich and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Katie was born in Libau, Manitoba on January 6, 1924. She attended school in Libau. Katie joined the Navy (Wrens) in the 1940's. She left the navy to marry her first husband John Semenowich in 1945, moving to the Walkleyburg area. They had two sons John and Shaun. In 1961, Katie's first husband John passed away. Katie continued to run the farm. She went to work in Gillam as a cook for a few years, then returned home, making meals for a road gravelling crew, where she met her second husband Mike Krawchuk.
She went from this chapter of her life to LPN training. After graduating, she worked at Beacon Hill Lodge in Winnipeg for several years. During this period she still kept a large garden in the country and helped Mike on his farm in Brokenhead, MB. Katie was also a foster parent for teens and young children. Later Katie and Mike sold the farm, semi- retiring to the farm in Walkleyburg. They enjoyed travelling and took many trips together.
Katie was very activce with the Johovah's Witnesses up to the final days of her illness. Many people found Katie a very warm, loving and giving person.. She was always sharing whatever she had, be it crops from her large garden, baking she had done and most of all, her wisdom and her faith.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at the Selkirk General Hospital, also Richard Downing and the Jehovah Witness Congregation of Selkirk for all their help and support.
There was a service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2003 at The Kingdom Hall, 12 Hawthorne Place, Selkirk, MB (off Calder Road, South of the Rolling Mill on the west side of Main Street). Interment will take place June 8, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Brookside Cemetery, Walkleyburg, MB (R.M. of St. Clements).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
CLARENCE GEORGE EDWARDS
On Thursday, May 15, 2003 at the Lions Manor Personal Care Centre, Clarence Edwards, beloved husband of Phyllis passed away at the age of 91 years.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis; children Dave (Doreen), Cliff (Esther) and Lois; grandchildren Karen, Brenda, Pam, Greg, Kerry, Steve, Gail, Brian, Maryann and Chris; 5 great grandchildren and his sister Grace.
Dad was born and lived his entire life in Winnipeg. He enjoyed skiing, cycling, tennis, playing cribbage with family and friends and spent many hours walking.
Clarence and Phyllis spent many wonderful summers at their son's cottage at Ponemah and loved to visit their other two children and their families in Vancouver and Langley.
Clarence worked for the Winnipeg Parks Board and was manager of the Wallace and Wallace store on Nairn Avenue.
The family wishes to thank the Lions Manor Personal Care Centre staff and nurses for their compassionate care of "Pops".
A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 20th on the main floor of the Lions Manor Personal Care Centre, 320 Sherbrook Street.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6.
ALBERTINE MARIE ROSE BARTON
1908 - 2003
It is with joy and jubilation that her family announces that on May 12, 2003 at the age of 95, she returned to her Creator and Lord.
She goes to join her husband Stavus George, and first born infant son Stavus Alexander and granddaughter Monica, her parents Alexandre and Elise Lavallee, eight brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her two sisters Lucienne Chalkman and Virginia Braunstein. As well, she is survived by her five loving children, Rose-Marie, Brian, Bobbie (Glenn Parrott), Winston (Mary), and Terry (Shiela). Left with fond memories of their grandmother are Glenn A. Parrott (Kimme), Michael Parrott (Marybeth), Stuart Parrott (Joan), Lawrence Parrott (Colleen), Vern Barton (Karen), Brenda Foster (Allen), Jeff Barton (Trinda), Beth Barton (Troy), Melanie Barton (Darren), Jason Barton (Tammy), Meghan Barton (Dave), Amy Barton, Zachary Barton, Ryan Luchik and Dean Luchik. Remembered with love of G.G. are great grandchildren Cory (Triss), Kyle, Chantelle, Joel, Holly, Mark, Hope, Ashlyn, Claudia, Cameron, Lucas, Jordon, Kelsey, Jennica, Amanda, Kyler, Maya, Gabriel, Boadicia & Hunter.
Mom was born at Oakpoint, Manitoba, April 13, 1908, grew up in St. Francis Xavier and later Boggy Creek. She married Stavus Barton in 1933 and together they created a loving home in the mining towns of Central, Beresford Lake and for 26 years in Bissett where they established life-long friendships. When San Antonio Gold Mines closed in 1968, they moved to Winnipeg where she resided until her death.
Mom had the highest set of values, an undefeatable spirit in life, and an unconquerable soul in death. She lived a remarkable life, maintaining excellent health, free from illness. She lived according to the dictates of her heart and was independent to the end. She was respected by her family and friends, for her grace and service to others. She will be remembered for her love for her family and her sense of adventure, which continued to amaze us all.
Prayers were held on Thursday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., entrance on Aubrey Street. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Edwards RC Church, 818 Arlington Street.
If you wish, a donation may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (Manitoba Branch), 101 - 55 Donald St, R3C 1L8 or a charity of your choice.
HAROLD WELLINGTON BELFRY
NOV. 18, 1923 - MAY 12, 2003
Peacefully, with his family by his side, Harry passed away early Monday morning, May12th, 2003 in the Grace Hospital at the age of 79.
His memory will forever warm the hearts of his loving wife, Ethel, daughter, Kim (Stan Davey), son John (Michelle), grandchildren Brett and Carley, sister, Ada Gray, as well as many treasured friends and extended family members.
Harry was born in Shelbrook, Saskatchewan on November 18, 1923 and was raised in Prince Albert with his family.
In 1941 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served until October 1945. After attending United College, he began his career with the Sun Life Insurance company. Harry also worked for Swifts and Security Mutual Insurance in his earlier years and developed his own company 'HarBel" selling insurance and autopac until retirement.. He enjoyed his work given the many wonderful customers and friends he came to know.
Harry and Ethel were married on February 14, 1948, celebrating their 55th anniversary this year. Together, with their children John and Kim, they enjoyed many wonderful times living in Charleswood and spending summer vacations at Twin Lakes Beach. Harry was always an active sportsman, enjoying hockey, baseball, curling and his passion, golf. He enjoyed many years of golf with his friends at Elmhurst and Pine Ridge Golf Courses. This year, Harry was honoured with the 50 years service medal from the Masons.
Retirement years brought much pleasure to Harry - he and Ethel enjoyed many trips together. His special joy was found in the newest members of his family, his beloved grandchildren, Brett and Carley. "Papa" loved to hear about Brett's fishing and sports highlights and also loved Carley's singing and dancing. They were truly the lights of his life.
Harry was unfailingly supportive of all his family and friends throughout his life. "If we could sit across the porch from God, we would thank him for lending us our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend."
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Pat Harris, the Grace Hospital CancerCare/Palliative Care staff and volunteers and our WRHA Palliative Nurse, all of who provided tremendous care and compassion to Harry and the family.
A celebration of Harry's life was held Thursday, May 15th, 2:00 p.m. at the Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry's memory to "Grace Hospice", c/o the Grace Hospital Foundation, 300 Booth Drive, Wpg., R3J 3M7.
FREDRICK (TED) SCOTT
67 years at the Palliative Care Unit St. Boniface Hospital on Saturday, May 10, 2003, with his family at his side.
He is survived by his fiancée Gail Cran, son Mark, daughters Laura and Alison; brother Bob (Shirley) 8 grandchildren along with his aunt and uncle Edith and Don.
Ted was predeceased by his parents Thelma and William Scott, and his sister Patricia.
He was raised in Sturgeon Creek and joined the Winnipeg Police Department where he served for 30 years before retiring.
A private service was held after cremation. Flowers are gratefully declined.
Peacefully, after a year's struggle with myeloma, our beautiful wife, mother, and grandmother Ella Franz, aged 74, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2003 at Victoria General Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 52 years, Johann, her mother Amalie Rupp, sister Lydia Dyck, and brother Hardy Rupp. She was predeceased by her father, Wilhelm Weber, in 1936 and by her brother Willi in 1938.
She will always hold a special place in the hearts of her four children and her eight grandchildren: daughter Margaret, son-in-law Ken and grandchildren Matt, Amber and Candice; son Bill, daughter-in-law Pearl and granddaughters Jane and Anna; daughter Ingrid, son-in-law Richard and granddaughter Nadia; daughter Monika, son-in-law Jeff and granddaughters Andrea and Emily.
Ella was born on April 21, 1929, in Dornfeld, Poland. After many uprootings due to the early death of her father and because of the continual movement of the front during the Second World War, Ella ended up in a refugee camp with her family in Backnang, Germany in 1947. There she met her future husband, Johann. Ella was the first of her family to emigrate to Canada, arriving alone in 1949 at the age of 19. After serving as a maid for a year to fulfill her immigration conditions, she moved to Winnipeg to be reunited with her family and fiance. She married Johann on June 10, 1950.
Despite the hardships of her early life, Ella lived her life with optimism, joy, and delight in her family, cottage, travelling, and gardening.
If friends desire, donations may be made in Ella's memory to the Oncology Ward of the Victoria General Hospital, Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba (2109 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3), or the Memorial Fund of First Mennonite Church.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg.
The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to the staff and volunteers of the Emergency and Oncology Departments of the Victoria General Hospital, the nurses and home care workers of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba, friends who prayed and visited, and all those wonderful people who donate the gift of life, "blood".