LILLIAN J. TODD
Quietly, at home Monday morning, May 5, 2003, leaving behind her loving companion Charles Fell, son Douglas and family Linda & Dustin, daughter Jessica, husband George and granddaughter Meaghen, daughter Janice and grandson John and family.
Lillian's wish is to be cremated with no service and her cremated remains to be placed in her mother and father's grave at a later date.
To her friends she asks that they raise a glass "For old times sake" and in lieu of flowers make a donation to your favorite charity, and God Bless you all.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Our Dear Aunt Emma on May 5th at the Grace Hospital. Emma was 91 years old.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Millie Gable; niece Janice Wolfe and husband Harvey; great-niece Kristy Proutt and husband Russ; great-nephew Greg Shippam and great great-nephew Ethan Proutt; as well as special cousins Robert Bernhardt and Irene Mitchell and husband Jim.
Emma was a hard worker at Bonar & Bemis where she worked with her sister Margaret, for 50 years.
Emma had many friends that were important in her life. Her participation in a sewing club that became the 39 club resulted in life long friendships. She and her sister Margaret were active bowlers in the Polo Park 5 pin Bowling League for many years. Emma was also a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary. One of her favourite passions was spending time with her niece and her children. Recently her special Angel Ethan brought her great joy.
The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Charleswood Care Centre for their kindness and care over the past year and a half.
A memorial service was held on Friday, May 9, at 2:00 p.m., at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
DOROTHY EMMA PLAYFAIR (NEE CHAPPLE)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Playfair, May 2, 2003, at the Grace General Hospital, with her family by her side.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her son Don (Maureen) and their children Daniel (Tiffany) and Erin; daughter-in-law Elilah and her children Shirley, Rita (Phillip) and Stacy.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Donald, January, 1983 and by her eldest son David, October, 1983.
Dorothy was born in Winnipeg July 6, 1918. She grew up in the West End of Winnipeg and attended Isaac Brock and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. The women of her high school graduating class held an annual reunion for over fifty years and she was very proud to be a member of that group. Dorothy also attended Success Business College and shortly after graduation accepted a position at Playfair's News Agency, where she met her future husband. Don and Dorothy were married in Winnipeg on July 1, 1939.
They raised their family in Charleswood and other than a few months spent in Brandon and Regina while Don was in training as a photographer for the RCAF, she lived all of her life in Winnipeg. While her life revolved around her family, she did return to the workforce in the early sixties as a medical secretary at the Winnipeg Clinic. She enjoyed her time there, particularly because of the good friends that she made.
Dorothy was a quiet and private person who enjoyed working in her garden, reading a good mystery novel or doing a crossword puzzle. Both Don and Dorothy were very proud of their sons and grandchildren and were extremely supportive of them. A mother is your first cheerleader, a grandmother a close second.
The family would like to express special thanks to all of the medical personnel that were involved with Dorothy's care at Grace General Hospital.
Flowers gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the charity of your choice.
A graveside service was held at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Ave., at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 8, with Lieut.-Colonel Maxwell Ryan officiating.
Peacefully, on Saturday, August 9, 2003, with her family by her side, Florence passed away at Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 87 years.
Arrangements are pending with a longer notice to follow.
CATHERINE BOYD TAYLOR
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mother, Catherine Boyd Taylor on August 7, 2003 at Seven Oaks Hospital. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her daughter Diane (Fred) McGillivray, grandson Warren McGilliray, grand-daughter Dawn (Tom) Bailey, son Bruce (Ursula) Taylor, grand-daughters Jennifer, Heidi, Holly and great grand-daughter Jessica Urban (Trevor Urban). Also fondly remembered by brother Bill (Kay) Martin, sister Rachel Hoban, brother Charlie (June) Martin, and sister in-law Stella Martin. Pre-deceased by husband Edward, brothers Adam and Jim Martin. She will be greatly missed by many friends and neighbours.
She was well known in her lifetime for her great baking and knitting, and her giving a helping hand to others. She cherished her grand-children and great-grandchild.
The family would like to thank the staff of Seven Oaks Hospital for their exceptional care, especially the intensive care doctors and nurses.
The memorial service will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 95 Keewatin on August 11, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Roy Currie officiating. Viewing at 12:00 noon with interment at Brookside Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation 2300 McPhillips Street.
ANDREA SOFFIA STEVENSON
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend. Andrea Soffia Stevenson, at the Pembina Place Personal Care Home on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 in her 92nd year.
Andrea was born on October 10, 1911, the youngest of the eight children of Sigursbjorn and Hildur Sigurjonsson in Winnipeg. At age 18 she became a teacher; and when teaching in Swan River, MB., she met the love of her life, W.G.C. (Bud) Stevenson, and shared 63 years of marriage until his death in 1999.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Allan (Phoenix, Arizona), daughter Carol (Don) Phillips (Florence, Oregon); grandchildren Nancy, Michael, Susan, Jill, Cynthia and Brenda; 11 great grandchildren and their families. Also left to mourn are her nieces Kay Sigurjonsson (Toronto, ON., Margaret (Andy) Gemmill (B.C.) as well as many other family members in Canada and the U.S., and sister-in-law Agne Stevenson of Swan River, MB.
She will also be missed by a large extended family of spiritual brothers and sisters whose lives Andrea and bud touched over the years. Andrea was predeceased by her parents, husband Bud, son James (in infancy), brothers Edvald, John, Sigtryggur and Andres and sisters Laura, Sigga and Egertina.
As one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 50 years, Andrea shared her faith in God's promise of a better world under His Kingdom. This hope, and that of the resurrection sustained her to the end. (John 5:28,29, Revelation 21:3,4).
A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the Arlington Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1060 Wolever Avenue, with Mr. Kenneth Sallows officiating. Cremation has taken place, and interment will be held in Swan River at a later date.
Flowers gratefully declined.
MARGARET GERTRUDE BLANCHARD (NEE WEBB)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Margaret Gertrude Blanchard on August 2, 2003. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, Edward Alfred Blanchard (Ted) in 1977.
Left to cherish her memory are daughter Beverley (Barrie Currie); son David (Jacqui); three grandsons, Cameron Currie, Jeffrey Blanchard (Sharon), Robert Blanchard (Cindy); granddaughter Margaret Currie (Mark West); and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Blanchard, Simon and Samuel West.
Margaret was born in Victoria, lived in Vancouver as a young child, and later moved to Winnipeg. She attended Laura Secord and Daniel McIntyre schools and after completing business school, worked as a legal secretary in a Winnipeg law firm. From 1940 to 1945 she lived in Calgary with her young family where her husband Ted was posted with the R.C.A.F, returning to Winnipeg after the Second World War.
Margaret came from a talented artistic family. Her grandfather, Samuel Hooper, was a sculptor and stone carver engaged in the monument business. He continued his studies and in 1904 became Manitoba's first Provincial Architect. Her mother, Gertrude Higbee won national awards for her paintings and is known for her craftsmanship as a potter. Margaret followed her family tradition and has left a legacy of artistic works which are treasured by many people.
Margaret worked with diligence and passion in everything she undertook. She studied art under W. J. Phillips in Calgary for five years and after her family was grown she attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1971. In 1980 she was invited to join the Media Gallery and as a member she was not only respected as an artist but served on the executive as treasurer, secretary and president. She exhibited her art work in galleries in Winnipeg and Brandon and as a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists and the Winnipeg Sketch Club was entered in many shows, winning several awards. In 1987 she was represented in "Domtar Fine Paper Agenda" with five water colours and she was included in the "Women Artists of Manitoba" slide presentation for schools, which was produced by the Manitoba Government. Margaret, up until just recently held art classes in her home and delighted in teaching painting to her many students. Margaret was also a talented author and composer having a story, many verses, articles and children's songs published in Canadian and American magazines and Canadian newspapers. She was a member of the Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Canadian Children's Book Centre.
Margaret's love of painting, music, sculpture and literature, influenced her many other interests including gardening, cooking, sewing and knitting. She was a wonderful cook and her sewing and knitting were artful and immaculate. Margaret had many cherished friends some of whom accompanied her on several trips abroad including an extended trip to Florence, Italy where she did postgraduate study on History of Renaissance Art. She also enjoyed a one month trip to Tours, France with her daughter Beverley, where they studied French at the University of Tours. Margaret was a longtime member of the Winnipeg Winter Club where she and Ted enjoyed square dancing and bowling, and continued swimming activity well into her 80s. Margaret loved Victoria Beach where the family had a summer cottage. She spent many hours painting and sketching scenes and birds on secluded, rocky shores, children on beaches and wild flowers. She had many articles in the Victoria Beach Herald over the years.
In the last few years Margaret felt blessed with the three young women who were not only her care givers but her special friends, they added joy to her life and she loved them dearly. Margaret was a devoted mother, grandmother and great - grandmother, talented though modest, sunny and ever kind. She was deeply compassionate and conveyed in her art and life a special appreciation for children and family. Our loss is deep and heartfelt.
A memorial service was held on Friday, August 8 at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 274 Campbell St. at 2:00 p.m.
Flowers gratefully declined, in lieu, donations may be made to the charity of choice.
WILLIAM JOHN ALCORN JR. (BILLY)
Born in Flin Flon, Manitoba on February 17, 1968, Billy died at the Health Science Centre on Friday, August 1, 2003 at the age of 35 years.
Billy was raised in Flin Flon, and graduated grade 12 in Winnipeg at Fort Richmond Collegiate.
He is survived by his son Dustin and daughter Ember of Winnipeg, mother Joyce Alcorn of Kelowna, B.C., sisters Angie (Jeff) of Kelowna, Marilyn (Mark) Dykstra of Winnipeg and Cynthia (Gene) Singletary of Grand Forks, North Dakota; nieces Suzie of Winnipeg, and Bianca of Kelowna; very special aunties Edie Cadotte of Flin Flon, Susan and Betty Cadotte of Kelowna, Dorothy (Don) Neisz of Calgary and Jane Alcorn of Chemainus, B.C., uncles Joseph Cadotte of Prince Albert, Sask., Edward Cadotte of Saskatoon, Peter Cadotte of Tacoma, Washington, Floyd Cadotte of Calgary, Gordon Alcorn of Mission, B.C., and Stewart (Helen) Alcorn of Portage la Prairie, along with numerous cousins.
Bill was predeceased by his father William John Alcorn on may 19, 1999.
A memorial service was held in Flin Flon on Friday, August 8, 2003 at St. Anne's Parish.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, R3C 4A6.
JOHN CHRISTIAN DIXON
NOV. 16, 1917 - JULY 31, 2003-08-02
Jack dixon passed away after a mercifully short illness while at the Selkirk General Hospital. Jack was predeceased by his loving and beloved wife of 46 years Iris Fern Dixon and his brother Lawrence. He leaves to mourn his passing two sons Chris and Rod (Debbie), and grandson Tyson Dixon.
A native Winnipegger, Jack was first employed by the Hudsons Bay Company up north working with the inuit and aboriginal natives as a fur trader until joining the navy during the second world war.
Jack participated in convoy protection and harbour inspection of foreign ships. Jack saw a lot of action and was traumatized for a long period after the war.
Jack met Iris (nee Marr) and married in may of 1947. Always a lover of the outdoors, he operated a fur trapping concession at Reedy Lake, man. Until 1956, when he returned to city life. Jack worked as a sheet metal fabricator until retirement in the early 80's.
Jack enjoyed his retirement by cottaging at Lac du Bonnet, writing articles for outdoor magazines and hand carving wood. Jack was a long time supporter of Ducks Unlimited, the Winnipeg Revolver and Pistol Association, volunteered at the Pan Am Games, and grew a large garden of vegetables for the Agape Table.
The family wishes to give special thanks to all the staff at Selkirk Hospital for their excellent care of our dad.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held at the United Church, Clandeboye, MB, on Tuesday, August 05, at 2:00 pm.
If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (smd), 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg.
WINNIFRED MAUDE WHARTON (NEE TAYLOR)
1909 - 2003
Passed away peacefully in Johnson Memorial Hospital, Gimli, Manitoba on Thursday, July 31, surrounded by her family. Winnie was predeceased by her husband Wilfred in 1993 and brother-in-law Willard Frakes of Kansas. She is survived by her sister Hilda of Baxter Springs, Kansas.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters Pat (Ken) of Calgary; Valerie (John) of Kamloops and sons Ron (Lynn) of Calgary and Mike (Gayle) of Winnipeg. She is also survived by grandchildren Jeff (Mickey), Kelly (Darren), Andrew (Cheryl), Doug (Kathryn), Linda (Tim), Jenn, Chris and 7 great-grandchildren.
Winnie was in sales all her working life, ranging from salesperson at Eaton's to buyer at Holt Renfrew. In her younger years, she was active in St. Jude's Anglican Church in Winnipeg.
Her last six weeks were spent at her favourite spot, the cottage at Winnipeg Beach with her special friend, Marie Andrews.
A special thanks to Sandy and staff at the Johnson Memorial Hospital for their loving care during Mom's illness.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street).
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
MAUREEN SOUTHERN (NEE GAULT)
Maureen Southern's life's journey ended peacefully at the age of 84 at the St. Boniface General Hospital on Tuesday, July 29, 2003. Maureen leaves behind to cherish her memories, her only child Bruce and wife Susan as well as grandchildren, Sarah and Dirk. Maureen will also be sadly missed by her sister Dora Stitt (Frank) of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was predeceased by her parents James and Margaret Gault, sister Violet Kellington, brothers James, Robert and Sam Gault. Her beloved husband Sam Southern predeceased Maureen in 1989.
Maureen was born on December 22, 1918 in Belfast, Ireland and immigrated with her family to Canada at age 4. Maureen was an avid sportswoman who excelled in the games of hockey, baseball, bowling and golf. In 1935 Maureen was the Manitoba Ladies Horseshoe Champion. She was also a member of the Ladies Olympic Hockey Club, which won the Manitoba and Western Canada Championship in 1936-37. Maureen also distinguished herself in the game of bowling, winning many awards.
It was through her love of sports that she met the love of her life, Sam. After the birth of their only child Bruce, Maureen continued to be active in the community by coaching hockey and scorekeeping for Little League baseball at the Riverview Community Centre. Maureen and Sam made their home in the Riverview neighbourhood and became members of the Winnipeg Canoe Club where Maureen continued to enjoy the game of golf until her 80th year.
Cremation has already taken place. No formal service will be held, but a celebration of Maureen's life was held between 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2003 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers if so desired donations may be made in Maureen's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 - 6 Donald Street, R3L 0K6, or a charity of your choice.
ROBERT LISLE MASTERMAN
The family of Bob Masterman, of Gimli, formerly of Winnipeg, is saddened by his accidental death in Gimli on Friday, November 28, 2003 at the age of 82.
Bob leaves his loving wife Margaret; his children Susan of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Bruce (Karen) and their daughters Chelsea and Sarah of High River, Alberta, Barbara (David Moore) of Winnipeg, Richard (Sally - Danny) of St. Anne, Manitoba. Bob was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Jean Masterman, his first wife Marybelle, and by his sister Adrienne.
Bob was born in Winnipeg on February 8, 1921 and attended school at Queenston, Robert H. Smith and Kelvin High. During the Second World War, he served six years in the Canadian Army in England, Sicily, Italy and Northwest Europe.
Bob's working life was spent in sales and management in Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Windsor, Ontario, retiring in 1979 as a real estate broker. Following retirement, he worked for some years in crop insurance and income tax in Elma and Beausejour. His most enjoyable times were those spent with Margaret, family, good friends and neighbours, particularly at Malachi, Ontario and Spruce Sands, MN.
Bob became a Mason in 1956 and thoroughly enjoyed the company of his many Lodge friends. His association with the Charleswood Legion Branch No. 100 was also enjoyed.
The family is extremely grateful to the Gimli Fire Department, RCMP and Gimli Ambulance Service for their assistance at the accident scene, and to the Emergency Department personnel at Gimli Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, at the Gimli New Horizons Seniors Centre, 3rd Avenue at 5th Street North, Gimli. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, friends are urged to make donations to a charity of their choice.
ETHEL LILLIAN MANN
On Friday, November 21, 2003 at Calvary Place, Ethel Mann passed away at the age of 95 years.
Ethel was predeceased by her husband Frank and her sisters Olga, Nan and Elsie.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sister Viola Jackson of Hamilton and brother Herbert Nelson of Vancouver.
A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 29 at Calvary Place, 1325 Erin Street.
LOUISE PEARL NANCOLLAS
Pearl Nancollas, age 92 years, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2003 at Calvary Place.
Pearl was born July 12, 1911 in Winnipeg, the daughter of James and Wilhelmina Purdy. She Married Clarence Edward Nancollas November 9, 1934 in Winnipeg.
Pearl was devoted to husband and the many dogs in her life, particularly "Sammy and Rocky". She enjoyed crotchet work, especially making bears that have been taken to other countries by those who loved them. Pearl was an accomplished pianist and vocalist. She willingly honoured many requests over the years to share her beautiful voice at weddings, funerals and church services.
Pearl was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in which she served in many positions over the years.
Pearl is survived by one son Carl and wife Martha of Utah, four grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one sister, Margaret Purdy. The family is most appreciative for the years of caring and love that Margaret extended to Pearl.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 28, 2003 at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
ROBERT BRUCE SIM
On November 21, 2003 at the Grace Hospital. Bruce Sim, aged 86 years, beloved husband of Vera of Winnipeg.
Bruce was born in Winnipeg in 1917. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942 and met Vera, his wife, in England in 1943 and married her in 1944. He returned to Canada in 1946 and worked for the Investigation Dept. of the C.P. Railway for 35 years before his retirement. He found time for hobbies, woodworking, gardening and travelling and his grandchildren will remember him for his wonderful doll houses, and his great interest in their lives.
Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Violet Sim; his brothers George, Jack and Gordon, and his sister Frances. Survived by his wife Vera, son Robert (Cathie) daughters Kathryn (Claude), Sheila (Bill) and his five grandchildren Carolyn (Charles), Jillian, Blake, Sara and Alexander.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 2:00 PM in Christ Church Anglican Church, 1735 Corydon Avenue, with Rev. Murray Still officiating. Interment at a later date in Gladstone, Manitoba.
Suddenly on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at the Concordia Hospital; Yas (Yasuo) Mukai passed away at the age of 78.
Born on August 9, 1925 in Port Hammond, B.C., he leaves to mourn his loving wife Fumi of 54 years, his three children Craig (Rosie) and Kerry of Winnipeg, and Amy (Jim) of Vancouver B.C.; his grandchildren Cathy and Michael Mukai, and Jeffrey Breukelman, and Breanna his great granddaughter. He is also survived by his brother Bob Mukai, his sisters Sumi (Tosh) Hoshino, May (Tosh) Mukaida and Sono (Lorne) Tully.
Viewing and prayers were held on Sunday, November 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the at 984 Portage Ave (entrance on Aubrey Street). The funeral service was held at the Manitoba Buddhist Church, 825 Winnipeg Ave. at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2003.
Yas Mukai came to Manitoba in 1942. He worked on a dairy farm, in the bush camp in Dryden, Ontario and on the sugar beet farm in Oakville, Manitoba. He married in May 1949 to Fumiyo Hosaki in Winnipeg. He worked for TransCanada Fur Dyers & Dressers and Sterling Furriers. He started his own business in 1983 called The Winnipeg Trading Post, which he enjoyed and worked hard at throughout his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Buddhist Church, 825 Winnipeg Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0R5 and to the Canadian Cancer Society, MB Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7.
EDWARD (EDD) NICK FALK
SEPTEMBER 20, 1925 - NOVEMBER 18, 2003
Peacefully with his wife and daughter at his side, Edd Falk passed away at Deer Lodge Centre on November 18, 2003 at 3:05 p.m.
He leaves to cherish his many happy memories, his loving wife and best friend Ann of 54 years, his only daughter Maryann (Clarence) Zabolotny, one granddaughter Shannon, one grandson Shawn, one great granddaughter (who was the apple of his eye) Shaylynne, one brother Abe (Vi) Falk, one sister Mary (John) Dell, as well as numerous sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Edd was predeceased by his parents, two brothers Jimmy and George, twin sisters Tin and Ann, and brother-in-law John Harder.
Edd was born in Altona, Manitoba and lived in Horndean. He served in the army in Canada. Edd met Ann, who lived in the next town, Plum Coulee. They were married February 26, 1949. For many years he worked as a plasterer with his two brothers Abe and George. Then he built homes for awhile. He was like a tree with many branches blowing in the wind. This took him into many different fields of work but still in construction until the hands started bothering him. Even then he got a job at Woolco in the hardware department until he retired. His body and mind were showing signs of slowly breaking down. Over the years there were times when he wasn't the man we knew, but there were days when a ray of sunshine came through the clouds and we had the old Edd back for a short time. Remember the man he was and not the man that was taken over little by little by an internal illness.
The family would like to thank the loving, caring staff and doctors at Deer Lodge Centre. They made a huge impact on Edd's final days on earth.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4A6 or to a charity of one's choice.
A viewing was held on Thursday, November 20, 2003 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street). A memorial service was held on Friday, November 21, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at
BERYL MAY HIEBERT (NEE TAYLOR)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother on November 16, 2003 at the age of 75 years.
Beryl will be greatly missed by her husband Bernhard; children Diana Birch (Ken), Ken Hiebert, Rose Hiebert (Steven), Brenda Balzer (Tom) and Ed Hiebert; grandchildren Tiana, Justin, Dayna, Jordan, Tyler, Logan, Dylan, Alexa, Michaella and Ryker.She was predeceased by her parents Violet Taylor, Leonard Taylor and her first grandchild Joshua.
Mom met Dad through his sisters. They knew each other for years before they married in 1957. Mom loved to be around people which showed in her choice of work. She waitressed in Grand Beach and at Kresges for years. She then devoted herself to her family while she raised five children. She later went back to work as a waitress at the Barbeque Restaurant until the mid 1970's.
Mom was a long-time member of the United Church and of the UCW (United Church Women). She was a member and phone captain of the Christian Women's Club for years. She was also a Block Watch Captain in her area.
Mom had a generous spirit and loved life to the fullest, always with a positive outlook on life and a kind word for everyone. She was easygoing and loving, never a shortage of hugs and kisses when she was around. She was the best Mom anyone could have asked for.
A viewing was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street). A funeral service was held on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Road United Church (formerly Regents Park) at 613 St. Mary's Road. Interment will follow at St. Vital Cemetery.
The family expresses their sincere thanks to the doctors and staff on Ward 5B at the St. Boniface Hospital for their great care and also to the homecare workers who came to her home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 -6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6.