ZENNON JOSEPH ODUT
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear husband and friend, Zennon Joseph Odut. Zennon was relieved of his disability and illness at the age of 52 years on January 2, 2004.
Zennon was born June 2, 1951 in Dauphin, MB. He attended school at Gilbert Plains Collegiate where he completed his education. Zennon then went to work with his dad, "Mikey". In the off-season, he worked in many of the construction trades, and discovered a love for carpentry. Zennon also spent time up north working for the telephone systems. Sadly, Zennon suffered a very serious injury on his snow machine in 1976. At that time, he moved to Winnipeg to start a new independent life while coping with his disability. He had a great supporter in his Uncle Nick. It was a short time later, at 1010 Sinclair, that we met and he became the "love of my life". We married a year later, and were blessed with 26 happy years. Zennon loved to go on fishing trips offered through camps for the disabled. He was able to maintain his dignity by working at Unisys of Canada for 22 years and this enabled us to make several very special trips to Hawaii and Las Vegas. Zennon, a soft and quiet man, was affectionately referred to as "Uncle Z" by his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in 1990; and brother Lawrence in March, 2003. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Patricia Odut (nee Hallmuth); mother, Anne Kozak of Dauphin; Uncle Nick (Stella) Dulewich of Lynn Lake; sister-in-Law, Theresa Odut; nephew Michael (Shari) Odut; niece Terri-Lynn Conley of Flin Flon; and many uncles and aunts from the northern area; brother-in-law Bruce (Joanne) Hallmuth; nieces, Jaclynn (Stephen) Kisil; Kristyne Hallmuth (Corey Brandt); sister-in-law Barbara (Arnold) Munsters; niece Kim (Lorence) Kiera and Cody Steeg; Wendy Munsters and great-nephew Justin; nephew Darren (Virginia) Ashley and Brooke Munsters.
I would like to express a sincere thank you to our long-time friend and neighbour, Dale Culbert who has always been there for us, to April Frego at the Kildonan Medical Centre and all the caring doctors, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Ward at the St. Boniface Hospital for the dignity they bestowed on my husband, Zennon.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Ave. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Rest in peace Zennon. Your suffering is over.
THOMASINA (TOMMIE) WRIGHT (NEE MARSHALL)
It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of Thomasina, at the Victoria General Hospital, on December 31, 2003 at the age of 92 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 69 years, Jim, her son Bruce (Frances), grandsons Brian and Robert all of Vancouver. She was predeceased by her son Brian, one brother John (Nellie) and four sisters, Martha (Jim), Minnie (George), Wilhelmina (Edgar) and Irene (Bill). She will also be remembered by daughter-in-law Margaret, of Edmonton, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Thomasina, Jim and family loved to travel and spent 20 years of vacations at Bruce and Fran's home in Arizona. Thomasina said the highlight of her life was after her retirement from the Provincial Government when she was able to spend her winter months in Arizona. She was a kind and gentle person whose family always came first.
Thomasina enjoyed knitting and crocheting. In earlier years she was an active volunteer for the Red Cross and March of Dimes. She enjoyed badminton, golf and was Past President of the Fort Rouge Ladies Curling Club.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends or relatives so desire, a donation may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 302 - 171 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1M4.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care afforded by Dr. F. Salem, the Home Care staff, the nurses at the Victoria Hospital and all the support of the residents and staff at Richmond Gardens.
LILLIAN NAFOSTOWICZ (NAFTEN)
1922 - 2004
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Lillian passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at Concordia Hospital.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband Steven August 20, 1973 and her daughter Caroline Cobb January 15, 1997. She leaves to mourn her daughters and a son; Vivien (Bob) Garrity, Beverlee (Jim) Garrity, Gayle (Bob) James, John (Diane) Naften and Cindy (Harvey) Mueller. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Steve Boitson and Fred (Bernice) Boitson and sister Pauline Zelenitsky and sister and best friend Helen Hoel.
Lillian was born near Komarno, Manitoba and was devoted to her family. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her warm, loving hospitality will never be forgotten. No one ever left her home hungry or empty handed.
"We hold you close within our hearts, and there you will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again."
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at McDermot Avenue, Baptist Church, 821 McDermot Avenue.
Flowers gratefully appreciated or if you prefer, please donate to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 310 Broadway, R3C 0S6, or the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, R3C 2B7.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Concordia Hospital for their kindness and care.
On December 31, 2003, Marion Gandy passed away peacefully at Oakview Place in her 86th year.
She is survived by her son Ian. Marion resided in St. James all her life. Marion will be missed by her brother Doug, sister-in-law Pat, also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frank; brother Don; by her parents, Donald and Gertrude McNabb; and by her brother-in-law Harold; and sister-in-law Becky.
Marion was a very knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful person. Marion was a very strong supporter of Winnserv Inc. She volunteered many hours in support of this organization. Marion will always be remembered as being a wonderful mother to Ian. She spent countless hours to raising her son. Special thank-you to Oakview Place and the staff.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service took place on Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. in the James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate St.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion's memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada, 120 Donald St., Winnipeg.
ALBERT (BERT) FREDERICK COTTON
It is with sadness and great regret that we announce the passing of a dear husband, brother and uncle at the Deer Lodge Centre on January 2, 2004 at the age of 81, after a lengthy but courageous battle with respiratory disease.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife of 57 years Lorene; his brother Fred; brother-in-law Fred Beeston of Winnipeg; and sister-in-law Marge of Vancouver. Also numerous nieces and nephews who all loved and depended on Uncle Bert at various times in their lives. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother George and wife Jenny and brother Alex all of Vancouver.
Bert was born in the Sturgeon Creek area where he resided all of his life. He was employed by Frigidaire and also Refrigeration and Appliance Service in the early days of refrigeration. He then was employed at Eaton's for 11 years in charge of refrigeration at the downtown store as well as the mail order building, while obtaining his Engineering Degree. He then was employed as Chief Engineer at the Grace Hospital for 17 years. In 1976 he took employment at the than Deer Lodge Hospital until his retirement in 1982. Bert's passion was trailering and for 30 years prior to and after retirement, Lorene and Bert travelled to the U.S. staying and enjoying many resorts, parking their trailer which was a home away from home and travelling about visiting many towns and cities and enjoying the countryside. They then discovered Western Canada and fell in love with Clear Lake. They would spend most of the summer at Clear Lake where they met many people over the years, some of which are still friends to this day. Bert also enjoyed his yard which he kept to perfection as he was a perfectionist. All friends and relatives enjoyed "Bert's Fountain" which was a sight to behold and still is. He loved entertaining his many friends who frequently stopped by for an evening chat or a game of cards. His nieces and nephews were his joy and each and everyone of them spent quality time with him on an ongoing basis. He will be sadly missed, but remembered forever.
Many thanks to Arnold Risbey, Doris Blair, Elianne and Frank Barnes and Josie Aymes for their help and compassion through these trying times. Thank you to brother Fred for his every day visits to the Centre. Special thanks to the fourth floor nursing staff and all the workers for their gentleness and caring of this very special man.
In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. Msgr. Ward Jamieson officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will follow the mass.
"If someone were to ask me what a perfect day would be, I would not ask for special things to do. I would say, just give me one more day, to spend and share with you". Love Lorene
THOMAS (TOMMY) ARCHIBALD SIGFUSSON
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tommy Sigfusson. Following a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends, he passed away in his home on December 30, 2003. Tommy was predeceased by his wife Viola in 1981; his parents Skuli and Gudrun; his brothers Arthur, Svein and Skuli and his sister Loa. He is survived by his sister Olaf, brother Siggi,; children Allan (Joanne), Robert (Carolyn), Terry (Wendy), Beverley (Ken), Richard and Bradley.; grandchildren Kris and Kal; Michael, Matt and Amy; Jackie, Tim and Ryan; great grandchildren, Dawson and Devon.
Tommy was born March 22, 1928 in Lundar Manitoba on the last day of a spring storm. He grew up on the family farm and then moved to Winnipeg to pursue his education. He attended the University of Manitoba where he graduated with a degree in Agriculture in 1951. Tom married Viola Ditchfield the same year and they moved to North Dakota where he shared his agricultural knowledge with local farmers as their Teacher. Tom and Viola also started their family, having three sons (Allan, Robert & Terry) during their time in North Dakota. With Tom's heart still in Canada the family returned five years later to reside in Winnipeg. Tommy joined his brothers, Svein and Skuli, at Sigfusson Transportation Company and increased his family with a daughter Beverley and two more sons Richard & Bradley.
Dad's life revolved around many years of building winter roads to the northern communities in Manitoba and Ontario. He loved his work and shared many stories of time spent being one of the pioneers of construction of winter roads. In order for Dad to provide for his large family he had to spend many months in the wilderness. When not up north, Dad enjoyed spending his leisure time with his family at Lundar Beach. He will always be remembered for flying his Cessna onto the lake and providing rides to the beach residents. Dad always had a boat and motor for us to use and a barrel full of gas. Dad had many friends and family in Lundar and the surrounding areas. He immensely enjoyed sharing stories with the local patrons.
After retirement, our time with Dad became very valuable and special. He was always available to lend a helping hand and his family knew they could count on his support in a crisis. He enjoyed his Saturday cribbage games at the Charleswood Hotel and attended every week for the past five years. He was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for fifty years. Dad's favourite day of the year was Boxing Day. He knew that this was a day that his children and grandchildren would all be together. One of Dad's favourite past times was tinkering with old machinery from tractors to lawnmowers. He enjoyed the challenge of getting something to work no matter how much time it consumed. Fishing and hunting with his sons and grandchildren was a great source of pleasure for him. In the last six years, Dad had the opportunity to witness the transition of his once farmland into the development of Little Mountain Sportsplex. Many hours of enjoyment were spent driving his old Farm All Tractor to help maintain the fields. Dad will forever have a special place in the "fields of dreams" as it continues to grow.
Viewing was held from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2004 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at First Lutheran Church, 780 Victor Street. Interment at Clarkleigh Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the Sigfusson grandchildren: Kris, Kal, Mike, Matt, Tim and Ryan. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Avenue, R3A 1P6.
UNNUR CLAIRE WATSON (NEE OLSON)
Claire died peacefully in her 96th year on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 of old age.
She is survived by daughter Signy Carson; son-in-law John Carson; grandsons John and Stewart Carson; grand daughter-in-law Dianne Carson and two great grandchildren Liam and Bryn. She was predeceased by her husband James in 1974.
Her character was marked by an incredible self discipline and a will to make her life, and that of her family and others better. She was 20 years ahead of the social movement to seek equality for women as demonstrated by her achievements in the health care field. Clare was the "rock" in the greater Olson family during and beyond the World War II years.
At her request, there will not be a service. Many thanks to all the health care workers who assisted her over the last few years.
JAMES (JIM) R. MARK
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing, on Sunday, December 28, 2003, of our loving husband and father. Jim was survived by the women he loved, Emily; his four beautiful daughters, Trisha (Wayne), Rhonda (Sean), Heather (Bill), and Amanda "Mandy Pandy"; step children and their families, Kevin (Heather), Dan (Colleen) and Robyn; his sister Judy (Tino), along with his wonderful grandchildren, Justine, Mason, Olivia, Payton, Laura, Ryne and Raisa. Jim was predeceased by his father, William; mother, Bernice; and brother, Bill.
Jim was born on November 28, 1947 in Winnipeg,MB. He grew up in the "North End," with many fond memories. As a teenager he was enlisted in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He married and moved to Calgary briefly in the early 70s. During his time in Calgary he began his love of auto racing and was able to achieve his dream of racing sprint cars. Upon his return to Winnipeg, he started driving bus for the City of Winnipeg. During his 28 year career he had worked his way to the Control Centre, where he ended his love/hate relationship with Transit.
Jim coached his daughters in baseball for many years and loved to participate with them later with a group from transit. He was part of the Transit Hockey League and Transit Curling League for several years, and had many crazy stories he loved to tell around a camp fire. He loved the outdoors, this loved was shown on many camping trips with his family, trips through western Canada, and later at the trailer he always wanted in Bow Lake, ON.
Jim had his most recent taste of the great outdoors with the beautiful property and home he and Emily shared in Cooks Creek. Jim was able to learn the joys and work involved in raising several dogs, horses and even his cat, Rodney.
To those who didn't know him well, he came across as a sarcastic SOB, but to those of us that loved him, we knew the caring, loving, trusted friend who would help anyone he could and, with a smile, would give you a hard time and the shirt off his back.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life was held on Friday, January 2, 2004, at 2:00 at The Masonic Temple, 420 Corydon at Osborne.
If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
HANNA E. PRITCHARD
Peacefully, on Saturday, December 27, 2003, Hanna passed away at Lions Personal Care Centre at the age of 88 years.
Hanna was born on January 30, 1915 to Peder and Jonetta Pedersen of the Elm Creek area. On June 6, 1942, she married Edward J. Pritchard of Carman. Hanna continued to live on the family farm until 1976 when she moved permanently to Winnipeg.
Hanna will be remembered for the sweetness of her spirit, fantastic shortbread, and lemon meringue pies. She will be remembered as a quiet, loving mother, grandmother, sister-in-law and friend. She was a great listener and encourager. She loved a good tall tale, well told.
She traveled twice to Norway, once to Portugal and Spain. She took many road trips across Canada and the US. She loved all these wonderful experiences.
She was an active member of Eastern Star, serving a term as Worthy Matron. She was also involved in and enjoyed the Scandinavian Centre. She attended Churchill Park United Church.
Hanna was predeceased by her infant son Donald Hill in 1944; by Marlyn Ann (Ed's daughter) at age 13 in 1946; by her loving husband Ed in 1966 and most recently by her loving brother, Marven Pedersen, in January 2000.
She will be missed and lovingly remembered by those privileged to call her mother, Alan Pritchard of Toronto, Faye (Fred) Aberle of Victoria, Lorraine Pritchard (Stan Phillips) of Montreal, Lynne (Wayne) Sanderson of San Diego and by those privileged to call her grandmother, Dean Pritchard (Karen and Karen's son Shea) of Brandon, Jason Sutton of Winnipeg, Deanna Sutton of Vancouver, Keith and Shawna Sanderson of Winnipeg and Leanne Sanderson of Scotland. She also leaves behind two dear sisters-in-law, Eva Pedersen and Mildred McCutcheon both of Carman, her cousin Edith Jones of Winnipeg, along with a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada, 4th Floor, 141 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R3.
RONALD "RON" HILMAR EYOLFSON
Ron passed away on December 26, 2003 at the age of 94. He was born on March 12, 1909 in the District of Hove (Vestfold) in Manitoba's Interlake area and attended Haland School. Following his graduation from high school, Ron took a Dairy Science course at the University of Manitoba. This training gave him the necessary skills and experience for his chosen career. Ron's first employment experience was at Kinelmeakey Farm which was one of only two farms producing unpasteurized but certified milk for city delivery. He then gained additional experience at Canada Pure Milk "City Dairy" and St. Andrew's Dairy. Ron then worked for 18 years at Modern Dairies and 25 years at Safeway's Lucerne Dairies until his retirement in 1974. His family members and friends were all very aware of the pride he felt in being a Safeway employee where he held positions first in milk processing and later as a power engineer and as an equipment maintenance staff member.
Ron was predeceased by his first caring wife, the former Beth McMaster in 1972 after 37 years of marriage and his second wife, the former Alida Isford in 1992. He was also predeceased by daughters-in-law Rosemarie and Leanne; sisters Bertha and Lillian; brothers Herbert and Allan; and stepsons Edwin and Oliver.
Ron leaves to mourn his passing his son Glen (Jane) and granddaughters Kristine and Lindsay in Scotland; his son Derek and his former wife Heather and grandchildren Jordan and Jessica of Winnipeg; step sons George (Hazel) of Toronto, Arnold of Los Angeles, Fred of Winnipeg; his brother Laurence (Lillian) and sister Herdis Maddin; sister-in-law Evelyn Eyolfson; step daughters Olive Gyles and Marie Isford; and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Ron was a faithful long-term member of the First Lutheran Church where he served on several committees and enjoyed looking after the boiler and maintenance of the Church as long as he was able.
Ron was also a founding member of Betelstadur Co-op Housing where he has resided since 1987. He was very interested in the welfare of the residents and was always willing to help them.
In addition to his career and volunteer work, Ron enjoyed his garden and his cottage at Loni Beach in Gimli where he was always happy to help others.
He was especially proud of his Icelandic heritage. Ron demonstrated this pride through his Icelandic baking and preparation of traditional Icelandic dishes such as brown bread, mysuostur, ponnukokur, and skyr.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 30 at 11:00 AM, at First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street, with Pastor Michael Kurtz officiating.
If friends so desire, they can make donations in Ron's memory to the Memorial Fund of the First Lutheran Church.
RICHARD JOHN GYLES
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Richard John Gyles of Selkirk.
He will be lovingly remembered by his parents Harold & Betty Gyles, his brothers; Bill and wife Darlene(Grapko) Gyles, Grant and wife Karen (Rudniki) Gyles , Don and wife Meg (Hakenson) Gyles, his sister Lauren Gyles, his nieces and nephews; Tiffany and Liz Gyles, Amanda and husband Jeff Plante and son Erik, Raphe, Hallie and Petra Gyles, Jay Gyles, and Geordie, Dylan, and Daly Gyles, along with many cousins and friends.
Rick was born on December 16, 1952 in Winnipeg, MB. After graduating from St. James Collegiate and attending university, Rick began working for the government in the department of Justice, where he had a distinguished career for over 25 years. His positions of Court Clerk, Small Claims Clerk, and Magistrate gave him a legendary knowledge of the criminal code that was accessed by his fellow colleagues and judges alike.
Rick lived his life eager to share his many passions. A voracious reader, he delighted in supplying his friends and family with books of his or her taste, usually with a critical review. His love of movies was also freely shared in whatever video format was new at the time, and he will leave a legacy library that will be enjoyed for years to come. Rick's sweet and gentle nature was only displaced when world domination was on the line during the many games of Risk or Axis and Allies he loved to play.
Rick's generosity was also well known. During the season he loved most, Christmas, the biggest kid of all would break all spending limits and try to prove that bigger was better, much to the delight of whoever's name was drawn that year. That generosity was also bestowed upon his nieces and nephews, earning him the title "Uncle Treat" for his many forays to the store for fresh supplies of candy and movies. It was not uncommon to see Rick arrive back home from the Dairy Queen with enough ice cream sundaes for everyone in the house.The time he spent with them will be treasured memories of relationships that were filled with love.
Rick loved his time spent at the family cottage (now his parents' home) at Lake of the Woods in Keewatin, ON. Every year his holidays would be carefully planned around spending as much time there as possible. This included several phone calls to siblings to coordinate schedules, or to rub in how much holiday time he had. Room 4, "the den of inequity" will have a void hard to fill.
Rick's phone calls were also legendary. Anyone receiving one knew that after talking to him and hanging up, the next ring of the phone - which inevitably arrived a few seconds later - could be answered "Hello Rick".
Rick you will be greatly missed and we will all be forever waiting for that second phone call to come. Be at Peace.
A memorial reception to celebrate Rick's life will be held on January 8, 2004 at the Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion St. from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
EVELYN HANSON (NEE KENNEDY)
Peacefully, on December 23, 2003, Evelyn passed away at the Convelescent Home of Winnipeg with her Great Nephew by her side. She was born on May 20, 1909 at Elm Creek, Manitoba. Predecesed by her 12 brothers and sisters, and husband of 30 years Oscar. She leaves to cherish her memory many nieces and nephews, including Eric Thomas Hanson of Winnipeg, his wife Maureen and their children, Mrs. Chardell Tully and children of Halifax, NS, Mary Lou McKinnon of Thunder Bay, ON, Barbara Lee Bechard of Regina, SK, Lorna Welch of Indian Head, SK and their families
As Evelyn wished, there will be no memorial service and her ashes will be returned to her birth place, Elm Creek.
Many thanks to the nurses, health care aides, support and administrative staff of the Victoria Hospital and the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for their care and concern.
VICTOR WALTER HAWRYK
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Victor Hawryk on December 24, 2003 at Seven Oaks Hospital.
Mr. Hawryk was predeceased by his wife Natalie Hawryk, his daughter Kristine Helen Hues, his brothers Philip, John, Zanen and his sister Rose Chick.
He is survived by his sister Eva of Hamilton, his son Victor of Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews.
An accomplished tool and die and sheet metal worker as well as machinist, Vic spent most of his working life in the Air Craft Industry, starting off at MacDonald Bros. during the war. He ended his career with Air Canada. In 1975 Vic retired and spent a long, happy retirement in his beloved work shop.
Vic was always making furniture, models and restoring antiques, with neighbours and friends always dropping in with some mechanical problem.
He will be missed by all those who came to know him.
A funeral service was held on Monday, December 29, 2003, at 2:00 pm at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance, with Pastor Logan of Calvary Temple officiating.
WILLIAM (BILL) COMACK HYNDS
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of William Hynds at Concordia Hospital on Friday, March 19, 2004.
Bill will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 55 years, May. He is also survived by a number of relatives in both Winnipeg and Scotland.
Bill was employed with Centra Gas from 1954 until his retirement in 1983. Bill was a member and Past Master of Masonic Three Pillars #169 as well as a member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Winnipeg, the Khartum Temple Fife and Drum Band, Lodge Robert Burns #440 (Glasgow, Scotland), and the St. Andrew's Society.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church, 400 Kennedy Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Khartum Shrine Patient Transportation Fund, 1155 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1B9.
JANUARY 8, 1919 - MARCH 18, 2004
Quietly, Harold passed away with family, Pastor Kruesel and Chaplain by his side at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg. He will be forever cherished by his beloved wife Bernice and son Brian. Harold and Bernice would have been married sixty years in May.
Born and raised in Elmwood, he leaves nieces and nephews whom he cherished and made him feel very special. His dedication in life involved serving Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in many capacities.
Father's work path eventually settled in electronic technology. Despite serious health problems he was always willing and able to help others.
The family expresses sincere thanks to the caring staff of Concordia Hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 22, 2004 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 708 McCalman Avenue, at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 708 McCalman Avenue, R3L 1G7.
May 30, 1903 - March 16, 2004
Our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at Seven Oaks Hospital on Tuesday, March 16, 2004.
Marion was predeceased by her husband of 75 years, John Joseph, her son John Robert "Bob", sister Annie and brothers Bill and Mike.
She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her son Jim (Doreen), daughter-in-law Emily, grandchildren Brenda (fiancÚ Darryl), Janice, David (Erika), Linda (Darryl), Robert (Karla), Randy (Kristi), great grandchildren Vincent, Garrett, Nicole, Brittney, Christopher, Kevin, Grant, Amy (Robert), Timothy, Joseph, Mary, Victoria, Rebekah and sister Jean.
Marion lived a long and happy life. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed the cabin at Dorothy Lake and was always more concerned about the lives of her family members than she was about her own needs.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church (Faith Foundation), 1311 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, Mb., R2N 1V8.
Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held.
MARGRET JONINA BJARNASON (nee THORVARDSON)
Our dear mother, amma and great amma passed away peacefully Sunday, February 15, 2004 at Betel Care home in Gimli, Manitoba.
Mom was born October 6, 1908, in Geyser, Manitoba. She was the youngest of six children. Mom moved to Winnipeg at an early age and worked at Moore's Restaurant and Eatons.
She married Dad in 1931 in Winnipeg and they were fortunate to celebrate 72 years of marriage. She was blessed with two children, Lorraine and Wallace.
Mom devoted her life to her family. Her happiest times were dinners together and fun times at the farm in Riverton. She always had the coffee pot on and the house smelling of fresh cinnamon buns and Icelandic brown bread.
Mom loved playing cards, especially bridge with many wonderful friends.
She is survived by her son Wallace (Joan), grandchildren Brant (Cathy), Diane (Tom); son-in-law Charles Lindsay (Norma) of Toronto, grandchildren Gail (Bohdan), Carol (Dennis), Scott (Carol Ann), Lori (Peter); as well as 11 great grand-children. She was predeceased by her husband Wallace, daughter Lorraine, her parents and five siblings.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff at Betel Home in Gimli for all the love and support given to Mom over the last couple of years.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Betel Home Foundation, Box 10 96 First Avenue, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 or to a charity of one's choice.