KATHARINE OWEN (NEE SOBOL)
Peacefully, after a long, well-lived life, Katherine (Kay) Owen, aged 88 years, passed away September 19, 2003.
Kay was born in the family home in Forrest, MB on May 16, 1915 to George and Anna Sobol. After obtaining her hairdressing credentials in Brandon, she moved to Winnipeg where she lived for most of her life.
In 1943, Kay married John Owen and lived in Prince Rupert for the duration of the war. She had a long and diversified working career including years spent at the Eaton's Mail Order, the Winnipeg Winter Club, and Steen & Wright Furriers. Kay had a tremendous jest for life. She believed in giving to others and made numerous friends throughout her life. A fiercely independent woman, she continued working into her 76th year.
Kay is survived by two daughters, Barbara McKay and Betty Owen; six grandchildren, Mark (Simone), Glen and Karen McKay, and Leah and Laura Hanson, and Richard Nordrum. She leaves behind her beloved great-grandson James Dean Hanson and dear lifelong friend, Edith Goard. She is also survived by her sister Anne Waddell, and a number of nieces, nephews and their families. Kay was predeceased by her parents; her sister Mary Ronanyne; and her brother Bob Sobol. Her brother Bill Sobol passed away on September 14, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John and her beloved friend Matt Beckel.
The family would like to thank the staff at Meadowood Manor Personal Care Home and the Misericordia Health Centre for the care and attention they gave Mom over the years. Flowers are declined. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
A Memorial Service was held on Friday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Meadowood Manor Personal Care Home, 577 St. Anne's Road in St. Vital.
Your work is done Mom, rest in Peace!
WILLIAM FRANK BLACKWELL
Peacefully surrounded by family, Dad passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2003, at the Grace General Hospital.
Dad was predeceased by his beloved Amy; son Bill; and his brothers and sisters; also a stepgrandson Jim Sauve. He was born July 30, 1909, in Franklin, MB. Frank is survived by daughter Mary Benedictson (Jim); granddaughters, Kristine Benedictson (friend Ron), Stephanie Stamler (Murray); grandson Bill Blackwell (Gwen); daughter-in-law Doris Blackwell and her family Beverley Hoffman (Holger) and Bob Sauve (Annette); great-grandchildren, Katrin, Cameron, Joel and their father Tom, baby Adam and Gina.
The family would like to extend their sincere thank you to all of the wonderful staff on 5 North at Grace General Hospital for their care and compassion shown us, especially this last week. Thank you, too, to the many friends at the St. James Kiwanis Courts and Lodge and to Cathie Van Dusen, John Gray and the Pastoral Care Team from Silver Heights United Church.
A service of remembrance was held on Tuesday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. James Kiwanis Courts Lodge, 90 Sinawik Bay, St. James, with reception following, Rev. Don Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice or to the Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Ave., St. James, R3J 2T4.
On Thursday, November 13, 2003 at the Grace Hospital, Ed passed away at the age of 74.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children, their spouses, his grandchildren, nephew and nieces, brother and his beloved cats.
A service was held on Tuesday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Vital Cemetery, 236 River Road, Winnipeg, MB.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at the Tache Nursing Home, Eugene passed away.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St Vital Catholic Church, 1629 Pembina Hwy.
Thank you to the staff at the Tache Nursing Home for their care and compassion.
Peacefully on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at the Victoria Hospital, John passed away at the age of 58 years.
John was predeceased by his father Klaas, mother Susanna, brothers, Abram and Nick, sister Annie Kehler and brothers, Peter and David in infancy.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Rolande and his children, Joyce Peters, Darren (Valerie) Peters, Gail (Terry) Wright and their mother Victoria Peters and grandchildren, Chris, Mike, Donald, Alexander, Deanna and Daniel, "sons", John A. (Doreen) Moed, Henry A. (Sherry) Moed, chosen daughter Heather Bevan and step-grandchildren Derek, Dallas, Linda, Carol, Joanne, Johnny, Mathew and Michael. He is also survived by sisters, Nettie Unger, Susie Funk, Eva (Ron) Joss and brothers, Jake (Betty) Peters and Bill (Esther) Peters as well as by many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
At John's request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Concordia Place Personal Care Home at the age of 92.
Molly was predeceased by her husband James; parents, Elizabeth and John Kirkpatrick; brothers, Bob and Jack.
Molly is survived by one son Jim (Audrey); grandchildren, Susan (Tim) Poseluzney and Nancy (Rick) Ito; great-granddaughter Samantha (Peter) Vlahos; great-great-grandson Dino Vlahos; sisters, Patricia Nisbet and Rhoda Cummings; nephew Burton Cummings; niece Muriel (Ed) Gale; sister-in-law Alice Kirkpatrick and many other nieces and nephews.
Molly was born on December 10, 1910 and resided all her life in Winnipeg. Following completion of school she was employed in Eaton's mail order and later in the millinery field. She studied classical music and enjoyed playing piano for family sing-alongs.
Following the death of her husband James in November 1978, Molly resided in Gable Arms, 1590 Henderson Hwy. Failing health prompted a move to Concordia Place Personal Care Home in June 2000 where she received loving care and support from the nurses and staff until her death.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to Concordia Place Personal Care Home, 1000 Molson Street, Winnipeg, MB R2K 4L5.
MATTHEW DAVID BAILEY
Matthew David Bailey, aged 25, first-born beloved son of Monica and Brian Bailey, dearly loved brother of Andrew and Thomas, died suddenly in hospital on November 10th. Also mourning his death are Grandma Frieda Roth, Aunt Jean Blake, aunts and uncles; Marie and Bruce Bailey, Pam and John Roth, Erica and Tim Maunula, and cousins; John, Katherine, Olivia, and Sophia.
How to capture Matthew in a few words? He was someone you couldn't help loving. Always good-natured and peace-loving, he was a big brother to more than Andy and Tom. He loved his many friends and would do anything he could to help them. He loved sports, both as a participant and an observer, and was looking forward to going to the Grey Cup. He loved fishing and the outdoors, and spent many summers working at Luther Village. His warm acceptance of everyone he met was experienced by his booming voice, his bear hugs, and his infectious laughter. He lived life to the fullest, enjoyed what he was doing, and no matter what, was always true to himself.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, November 13th, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 600 Cambridge at Corydon, with a reception immediately following at the Crescentwood Community Club, 1170 Corydon Avenue.
No flowers please. Donations may be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, or to a charity of your choosing.
January 1916 - November 7, 2003
Eva passed away peacefully at Luther Home in Winnipeg on November 7, 2003 at the age of 87 years.
Eva is survived by sister Kay Kelln of Winnipeg, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Adam in 1959; mother Katherine in 1971; brother Adam in 1984; brother Al in 2002; brother-in-law Ed Kelln in 1968 and sister-in-law Olga in 1999.
Eva was employed at Woods Bag Company for many years until her retirement in 1976. In latter years she was a resident of Luther Home from 1990. She was a life member of Christ Lutheran Church.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Luther Home, 1081 Andrews at Leila, with Rev. Don Engel officiating.
The family thanks the staff of Luther Home for the care which they have provided to Eva over the past 13 years. Donations may be made to Luther Home or Canadian Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers.
MARGUERITE (Maggie) SMITH
Peacefully on November 7, 2003 at Seven Oaks Hospital, Maggie Smith, aged 87 years, widow of Ernie Smith, of Winnipeg.
Mom was born February 8, 1916 in Winnipeg. She worked for many years at Lyon's Drug Store on Sherbrook Street and later went to work at Harry's Deli on Notre Dame Avenue. More latterly she babysat her great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Mom also attended Fred Douglas Lodge on Burrows at the Adult Day Program on Thursdays.
Mom is survived by son Ernie; daughter Peggy (Nick) Rostosky; grandchildren, Russell (Janet) Smith, Kyle Rostosky and Tobin (Tracy) Rostosky, Cindy (Michael); great-grandchildren, Justin and Meghan, Zachary and Lucas, Rhiannon and Riley, Karen and Sarah; brother Peter Roussin; nephew Peter (Pat); nieces, Irene (Bob) and Hazel (Rod). She was predeceased by her husband Ernie; her son Donald; brother John; sisters, Mamie, Ethel, Hazel; sisters-in-law, Mae Roussin and Irene McDonald.
She was a loving Mom and grandmother and a very caring friend. Mom survived many setbacks in her life but she was a survivor. Her greatest joy was her family.
Prayers were said Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance. A funeral service was held Thursday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance, with Rev. Fr. Michael Koryluk officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in Assumption Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers, Russell Smith, Kyle Rostosky, Tobin Rostosky, Peter Roussin, Rod McLure and Robert Hart.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff on third Floor Unit 7, at Seven Oaks Hospital for the loving care they gave our mother.
MOIRA C. SIMM (NEE JAMIESON)
Suddenly on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at the Health Science Centre with her family by her side, Moira left this world for a better place.
Moira was born December 25, 1934 to Sam and Ethel Jamieson at Carman Hospital. She was raised in Sperling, Manitoba, and the West End of Winnipeg, graduating from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate.
She has one brother Ed (Val) and one sister Dianne, along with brothers and sisters in law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Moira married Jim Simm on January 21, 1956 and was blessed with five children; Dr. Jim (Heather), Donna, Norman, Ted and Vicki (Carey) and four wonderful grandchildren; Aaron, Colin, Holly and Jesse who were the love of her life.
She worked for Trans Canada Air (Air Canada) until marriage, then Office Overload and a dozen years at Marshall Wells until retirement.
Moira enjoyed travelling after retirement throughout Canada the U.S. and Mexico, including 10 winters in South Padre Island, Texas. She was a patron of the arts, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Theatre Centre and loved her casino trips, the V.L.T.'s and was a competitive cribbage player. Family gatherings such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and birthdays were of utmost importance to her.
Moira was very active in fraternal organizations. She was Past Worthy Matron of Patricia Chapter No. 8, Order of the Eastern Star, Past Grand Chaplain and Past Grand Representative to Nevada; Past President of the Khartum Ladies Auxiliary Bowling League and Past President of the Auxiliary; as a member of the Daughter's of the Nile, she was Past President and Captain of the Patrol, and Past Princess Chaplain; a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, St. James Branch No. 4 and Past President of the St. James Legion Over 60 Club. She was also a past volunteer at the Winnipeg Cancer Clinic, Health Science Centre, Boo at the Zoo and children's activities, meat draws and poppy campaigns at the St. James Legion.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2003 at Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Street at Mount Royal Avenue.
Honourary pallbearers will be Irene Campbell, Viola Perkins, Ruth Newton, Beth Darrach, Shirley James and Vicki Bilecki.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 310 Broadway, R3C 0S6, or the Khartum Ladies Auxiliary, 1155 Wilkes Avenue, R3P 1B9.
PETER ROBERT WOOD CD
Peter passed away suddenly on October 23, 2003, aged 78.
He was born in Winnipeg where he lived most of his life. Peter was a Signalman in the 25th CIB Signal Squadron, returning from Service in Korea in August 1952. He remained as a member of the Reserve Forces for many years, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a proud member of Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Peter is survived by his sons, Brian and Douglas; brother George (Barbara); sister Katharine (Dick) Lennox; nieces, nephews, grandchildren and his great friend Phyllis McKinnon.
Peter was a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years. He was a very kind and caring person. Goodbye and Godspeed Peter, we will all miss you.
A memorial service was held on November 1, at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1755 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.
No flowers thanks, just remember Peter. If you wish, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ARTHUR J. BUHR
September 14, 1908 - November 5, 2003
Art grew up in Morse, SK, the eldest of eight children. He is survived by three sisters, Alma McQuiggan, Louise Clarkson, and Eva Barrett; two brothers, Harold and Bob; a son Glen (Glenda); daughter Carole; six grandchildren, Pam (Gord Park), Glenn (Margaret Sweatman), Darren, Kevin (Laurie), Paul and Lisa Morawecki; and five great grand- children, Jennifer, Erin, Steven, Nicholas, and Dorian Pshednovak. His brothers, Richard and Walter; and his wife Marion, in 1989, predeceased him.
He taught in various Manitoba rural schools before the Second World War, where he served both in Canada and overseas in the R.C.A.F. For a short while after his discharge from the Armed Forces, he participated in an education program for returning servicemen to become qualified for university entrance. After a few years of teaching in the Winnipeg School District, he joined the staff of the Manitoba Technical Institute (later the Manitoba Institute of Technology and finally Red River Community College). He played a significant role in the formation of R.R.C.C. A street on campus bears his name. He spent three years under a special Manitoba Government program establishing a vocational education operation in Malaysia. In 1970 he retired from his position as Director of the Manitoba Community Colleges program - he said "because of his health - he still had it and intended to keep it!" After retirement and until about three years ago, he would be found (more often than at home) at the Charleswood Golf Club. He and Marion developed close and lasting friendships with many of Charleswood's members. He particularly treasured several years of companionship with his special friend, Billie Percy.
In accordance with his wishes, his body has been cremated and there will be no formal funeral service. In lieu of flowers to the family, a donation can be made in his name to The Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 204 - 825 Sherbrook, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5 or The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Manitoba, 4th floor, 141 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R3.
His family would hope that those people whose lives he has touched would privately celebrate his life and their memory of him.
ROBERT WILLIAM DICKEY
On Wednesday, October 15, 2003, Robert Dickey died at the Health Science Centre.
A prayer service was held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 7, at NBI Cremation Services, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, with burial to follow at Brookside Cemetery.
On Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at the Health Science Centre, Verna Sinclair died at the age of 77 years.
Arrangements are pending.
KIMBERLY JANE NACCI (nee SCHAFFER)
September 17, 1960 - January 9, 2004
It is with great sadness that the family of Kim Nacci announces her passing on January 9, 2004. After a lengthy fight and courageous battle with cancer, Kim died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the Victoria Hospital.
Kim is survived by her beautiful children, Jeni and Amie, her mother Bernice Schaffer, sister Linda Macdonald, her husband Barry Nacci and her puppy Candy. Kim was predeceased by her father Alex Schaffer.
Kim was born and raised in Winnipeg, where she spent her entire life. She graduated from Vincent Massey Collegiate. Kim's biggest pride and joy was watching her daughters grow up and play sports. Kim avidly gave of herself as a volunteer at Dakota C.C. in Bingo, Softball, Ringette and many other club activities. Kim worked for many years for the Royal Bank, where she made many wonderful friends; friends who were there for her throughout her illness. Kim's many clients were blessed by her presences, she will be missed, and they will miss seeing her helpful smiling face.
Mom (Kim) loved life and will be remembered for her sense of humour, her wonderful smile and willingness to assist anyone who was in need. Over the years she made many friends, everyone who knew Mom or met her, admired her courageous strength and felt blessed by her presences. Mom's strength and belief in life was very strong and admirable. Her presence was inspiring owing to her kindness and thoughtfulness towards everyone around her. Our precious mother, Kim will never be forgotten. Mom will always be with us throughout our lives, guide and watch over us, like she always did. The memories of all the people she touched will be with us forever. As we say good bye for now, we thank you Mom, for showing us how to live life to the fullest and enjoy each day as it is a blessing. We will miss you greatly; until we meet again Mom, we love you forever.
Honorary Pallbearers Tracy Gobin, Alan Nacci, Michelle Gordon, Peggy Ward, Patti Engel and Vicky Szeredi will carry the torch of Kim's spirit, cherishing many fond memories she's provided, which we will hold close to our hearts for years to come.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service and a celebration of our Mom's life will be held at St. Paul's Church, 830 North Dr., Winnipeg at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14.
The family wishes to thank all doctors and nurses who gave her special care at the Victoria General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria General Hospital - Oncology Department.
It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ivy Wilks, 90 years, at Oakview Place on Thursday, January 8, 2004, with her beloved son by her side.
Ivy was born in Winnipeg and raised in Dugald, Manitoba, the last of thirteen children to Irish immigrants James and Jane McConkey.
She moved to Winnipeg and after a few years married Cecil Wilks in 1936.
Her passions in life were her family (mainly granddaughters Shannon and Kelli), knitting, cooking, camping and square dancing. For almost twenty years Ivy and Cecil resided at Sinawik Bay where they made many wonderful friends.
Ivy is survived by her only child Cecil of Denver CO, his wife Maurine, granddaughters Kelli and Shannon Rush (Matthew) and great grandson Christopher. She was predeceased by Cecil in 1989.
Ivy was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be terribly missed.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Oakview Place, on Three North.
Cremation has already taken place and no formal service was held. A private family interment will be held in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakview Place, 2395 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, R3J 1A5.
ALBERT E. SAVELA
After a brief illness, Albert (Al) Savela passed away peacefully on January 8, 2004, at the age of 80. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy, his family and numerous friends, including special friends Donna, Terry and Aaron Youmans. Albert was predeceased by his mother, Annie, in 1967, his father, Waino, in 1970, his sister, Sylvia, and his daughter, Barbara, in 1980.
Albert was born and raised in Fort William, Ontario. After finishing school, he worked in bush camps in the Thunder Bay area before joining the armed forces and serving in numerous locations in Canada. After their marriage, Albert and Dorothy soon moved back to the Thunder Bay area where Al worked at various jobs before joining Swift Canadian in the early 1950s. He worked there until the late 1960s, when he moved to Winnipeg to join Glacier Foods. After several years with Glacier, he moved to the new J.M. Schneider plant in Winnipeg in 1970 and worked there until his retirement in 1986.
Following retirement, Albert and Dorothy enjoyed spending winters in Texas and summers in Manitoba. Albert was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. He was fond of gardening, camping, fishing, oil painting and just puttering in the yard. His easy-going manner and sense of humour will be greatly missed.
A memorial service for Albert was held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 637 Buckingham Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3R 1B9 on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
Our thanks and gratitude go out to Pastor Leon Gilbertson, the emergency staff and staff on the GD-4 ward at the Health Sciences Centre, staff at the Seven Oaks Hospital, as well as family and friends for their support during Albert's illness.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family can send a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7, the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or a charitable organization of their choice.
WENDELL THORARINN DAHL WAGN
On Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at the age of 48, Wendell Wagn succumbed at last to the cancer he fought valiantly for almost two years.
He leaves behind his wife of over 21 years, Haanita, and his three children, Adam, Brendan and Lauren, in addition to his mother, Thora Wagn; brother John Wagn; sister Jo-Ann Meijer; nephews, Stephen, Sean and Scott and niece Samantha. He is also survived by his father, Gordon Wagn, who currently lives in BC and his in-laws, (Fran and Al Kogan and sisters-in-law, Robin, Zoe and Lizabeth, plus assorted nieces and nephews) who all dearly loved him as a son and a big brother, even if he'd arrived in the family full-grown.
An Army brat who had lived around the world and thrived on new surroundings, Wendell nonetheless settled in the staid environs of St. James and Crestview to raise his family (and to placate his wife, who had never lived anywhere else). He worked as a computer programmer consultant for Mancomit International since 1999, the entire time onsite at the Canadian Wheat Board. Wendell loved many things in his life, including holding babies, fishing, old union songs, the Blues and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, but he had always counted his children as the single most important thing in his life, and his greatest accomplishment. He was a wonderful father, and a beloved husband who will be missed always.
A memorial service to celebrate Wendell's life will be held at the Neil Bardal Funeral Chapel, 984 Portage Ave. (entrance on Aubrey Street) on Wednesday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favourite charity, or to CancerCare Manitoba, in hopes that we will one day finally vanquish this disease that has taken so many of our loved ones so tragically before their time.
HELMUT HERMAN SCHAETZLE
Following a lengthy illness (Pick's Disease - a progressive dementia), Helmut passed away on December 31, 2003.
Born in Weyburn, SK, on October 3, 1938, he moved with his parents to Kenora, ON, while still a toddler. He attended elementary and junior high school in Kenora and moved with his parents to Red Deer, AB, where he completed his high school education. He later pursued university studies at Concordia College in North Dakota.
Helmut moved to Winnipeg early in the 1960s and continued to make his home in the Winnipeg area until his passing. After 25 years of service, Helmut took early retirement from Molson Breweries (Carling - O'Keefe). Through his years at the brewery, he was active on most of the committees .... labour negotiations, workplace safety and health, etc., as well as participating in the social activities of fishing and curling with his fellow workers. Though earning his livelihood at the brewery, his first love was music. Helmut was involved in music for the better part of his life. The recipient of several bursaries and awards, he was an accomplished pianist and self-taught organist. He served as the organist and choir director at Sherwood Park Lutheran Church for 28 years, for several years was the chorus director of the Winnipeg Chapter Sweet Adelines, and for many years taught both piano and organ students from his home. Helmut was a Past Master of Fort Garry Masonic Lodge No. 130 and for several years following his duties as an officer of the lodge, served in the capacity of organist for both Fort Garry and the Millenium Masonic Lodge. His comment to many was, "My wife and I are best friends," and over their many years together, were constant companions as they enjoyed attending music events, sports events, camping, fishing and home gardening. As well, both committed volunteers, they were always involved with several organizations and community projects at any given time. As the Pick's Disease progressed, Helmut was obliged to accept placement into personal care. In September 2002, he became a resident at the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg where he resided until his passing.
To the Adult Day Program, nursing/health care aides staff and social activities staff, a sincere thank you for the excellent care given during his months at the home.
Predeceased by his parents Herman and Sarah, Helmut leaves to mourn his passing his wife Helen Rae; his sister Mrs. Irma Milko of Kenora; two nephews, three nieces, their spouses and children, all residing in Ontario.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at Sherwood Park Lutheran Church, London Street and Tudor Crescent in East Kildonan at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2004, with Pastor Tom Lurvey officiating. Service will terminate with a reception following at the church. A private interment will take place at a future date in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations to the Music Fund, Sherwood Park Lutheran Church or to another charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated.
EDWARD ANTHONY BENNETT (ED)
Passed away suddenly on December 28, 2003 at the age of 70.
He is survived by his wife Rosa; children, Marilyne, Katherine, Julia and Anthony "Tony"; grandchildren, Leah, Jason, Kelly, Cory, Jeffrey, Marilyne, Matthew and Gabriel; sisters, Jane, June, Helen and brother Jim.
Ed relocated to the U.S.A. several years ago, where he operated an eyeglass case company. Since his retirement he enjoyed shooting pool and visiting friends and family in Winnipeg and at the cottage at Winnipeg Beach. He was loved and will be missed.
Services were held at Neil Bardal Funeral Home, 984 Portage Ave. on Friday, January 9, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.