DONALD WILLIAM BORGER
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Borger on Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 at the Victoria General Hospital. Donald was born in Winnipeg on December 19th, 1925.
Donald is survived by his wife, Jessica; his children Candace (Barry), Mark (Donna), Gary (Dianne), and Barbara; his grandchildren Alexandre and Solène; his brothers Ralph, Gerald, and Henry as well as his sister, Barbara Graham of Toronto. He was predeceased by his parents, Barbara and Henry and by his brothers John and Alan.
Donald grew up in Winnipeg`s North End as the oldest surviving son of a family of seven children where he attended Ralph Brown School and St. John's College School. As a boy, he enjoyed singing and playing the accordian. He excelled in many sports and especially enjoyed playing baseball and hockey. Donald loved the circus and spent many summers on the Boardwalk at Winnipeg Beach. From 1944 to 1946, Donald was enlisted in the Medical Corps of the Canadian Armed Forces. He was employed in his family`s business where he held the position of Chief Superintendent of Construction.
Dad was a person who could engage others easily in conversation. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humour.
Sincere thanks are extended to the staff of Victoria General Hospital for making Dad as comfortable as possible.
A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made to Cancercare Manitoba, Room 1160, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg R3E 0V9.
JANET SCOTT BURTON
OCTOBER 9, 1920 - MARCH 10, 2004
Janet Burton (nee Scott) was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 9, 1920. She spent her early years attending public school, high school and commercial classes. She was a keen, enthusiastic participant in softball teams and played regularly on teams representing her home town.
She joined the Armed Forces in 1941 with the C.W.A.C. (Canadian Women's Army Corps) and served in Washington DC, USA for the British Purchasing Commission. She moved to the General Motors Building in Detroit, Michigan and worked there as a clerk. She was promoted to Sergeant and was in charge of the drawing office. In July, 1949, she moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, and was released from active duty as a Sergeant. She received two medals for her service; the CVSM (Canadian Volunteer Service Medal) and the War Medal, 1939 - 1945.
Janet and her surviving husband George Robert Burton went to school together in Saskatoon. Both were released from the army in Regina and were engaged and married on August 21, 1945. Her husband stayed in the Armed Forces and both spent time while transferring to numerous Canadian cities through postings. Son George came along in 1959, and eventually were all posted to Winnipeg, in 1967.
Retirement from the army paved the way for them to own their own home. Janet was a thoughtful and kind person. And will be very much missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her husband George; son George (Jessica) and grand daughter Meaghan.
Cremation has taken place and a time to visit with the family and share memories was held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Friday, March 19, 2004 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Peacefully on March 9, 2004 after a short illness. Rubina is survived by her brother Fredrick, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Steinnun and Jakob, her sister Jakobina , her brother Lorne, sisters in law Dorcas-Anne, Vera and Lena, and her nephew Christopher.
Her Icelandic heritage was so important to Rubina, and some of the happiest moments of her life were in her trips to Iceland. Friends and family will remember her unique views of the world and her willingness to share those views with any and all. She enjoyed conversations at her block, at Club 60 and on the phone.
At her request, there will be no service. Those who wish are invited to make donations to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canada Iceland Foundation.
WARREN C. PLUMMER
Warren C. Plummer passed away peacefully at the Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 2nd, 2004 with his three children by his side.
He is survived by his children Valery Plummer, Chummy Plummer (Lori Poersch), Berva Bocklage (Dr. Joe Bocklage) and the Mother of his children Adeline Plummer. Grandchildren Jorgen Bocklage (Sonja), Barrett Bocklage (Debra), Chandler (Alana) Bocklage, Great grandchildren, Sophia, Barrett & Ross, his twin sister Jean Kies (Harry), their daughter Bonnie Piringer (Anton), and special friend Muriel Brown.
Warren was born in Swan River, Manitoba, March 30th, 1917. He began his career in the hotel & theatre business in Flin Flon, Manitoba. His passion for flying and fishing led him to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where his Dad had a business. In 1938 Warren and his Father (Chummy) traveled by canoe with a two and half horsepower motor from Yellowknife on Great Slave Lake to the northeast end of the lake to a spot called Talthelei Narrows. The Narrows is the location where he established Great Slave Lake Lodge in 1949. He started by flying four fishermen from Sioux Narrows, Ontario. This now became his home and Sioux Narrows Airways Ltd. was born. Plummer's Great Bear Lake Lodge followed in 1959 and the Tree River Char Camp was established in 1960 (flying to the Lodges in chartered aircraft from Winnipeg). Warren's Son, also named Chummy began working with his Father when he was thirteen and carries on the Plummer tradition. Warren was instrumental in bringing tourism to the Northwest Territories and was a founder and past president of the N.W.T. Tourist Association.
Warren lived his life to the fullest and upon retiring spent early spring and fall in Sioux Narrows, Ontario, summers in the Arctic and winters in Mesa, Arizona.
Our heartfelt thanks to Liz Rolls for her care-giving and compassion. Thank you to the nurses and staff 4th floor, Seven Oaks Hospital for their concern and attentiveness.
At Warren's request cremation has taken place and a private family commemoration will take place this summer at one of the Lodges.
One of Warren's first airplanes purchased in September 1944 - CF-AZV-Stinson Reliant SR-8CM is in the Western Canada Aviation Museum. If so desired, a memorial tribute in his name Warren C. Plummer may be made to the Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc., Hangar T-2, 958 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3H 0Y8.
PALMI SIGURDUR PALSSON
On Monday, March 8, 2004, Palmi Sigurdur Palsson passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Arborg and District Health centre at the age of 86 years.
He was predeceased by his parents Thorgrimur and Gudrun, his siblings Sigrun (1991), Helgi (1995), Haraldur (2002) and Soley (1997); brothers-in-law Roy (1997) and Baldur (2002) and nieces Barbara (1990) and Cheryl (1999). He leaves to mourn his passing his brother Steini (Inga) and sister Inga Danielson, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was born at Grenihild on July 10, 1917 where he resided all his life. He attended grades 1-8 at Island School and 9-11 in Arborg. He operated a small mixed farm in the beginning, working along with his brothers, developing it into a large cattle-grain operation raising prize winning Herefords. He fished on Lake Winnipeg and cut pulp and lumber. He retired from farming in 1995 at the age of 78.
During his lifetime, he served his community on various boards. The most dear to his heart was the Unitarian Church Board and served as the secretary-treasurer for 52 years. He began his service in 1950 and was active until his passing. He was involved with the Unitarian Camp, both on the board and with the maintenance and repair. He was cutting the grass full throttle until he was 85 years old.
He also served on the Board of Directors for the Arborg Co-Op and Haga Cemetery. He served as Secretary -Treasurer for the Island School, worked in the Crop Improvement Club and was involved in the Esjan Icelandic National League. He was a very strong supporter of the New Democratic Party. He also donated to all worthy community charities.
Palmi was very proud of his Icelandic heritage and played a significant role in generously supporting the "Valuing Icelandic Presence Campaign" at the University of Manitoba. He was very fluent in the Icelandic language and spoke the language whenever possible to family and friends.
Palmi was actively involved, always attending all family and community functions. He was a man of dignity, and neighbour and friend who was always ready to lend a hand or give his support to those who needed it. He always spent Christmas, birthdays and holidays with his brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and even his great great nieces and nephews. He loved his family and was a very special uncle, where no occasion was complete without his presence. His face always lit up when he spent time with the children, always taking the time to express his interest in their lives.
Palmi was well traveled. During his life, he traveled to Iceland twice, to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, and western Canada.
Palmi loved poetry and took pride in reciting numerous poems. He was a local historian and was quite knowledgeable about the genealogy of local residents and relatives. He was knowledgeable in many areas because of his great interest in everything. He was well loved and will be missed by all.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arborg Unitarian Church. Coffee will be served at the Geysir Community Hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arborg Unitarian Church or Camp.
Peacefully at Golden West Centennial Lodge, Kathleen, beloved wife of the late David passed away at the age of 96 years.
She was born in England but came to Canada at the age of four. She lived most of her life in Regina but she and Dave retired to Nanaimo, B.C. They spent many happy years there.
She was predeceased by her parents, one sister and her husband David. She is survived by her daughter Joan Cunnin and three grandchildren; Mary Cunnin (Ted Chesney) Cathy Shewchuk and David Cunnin.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff at Central Park Lodge (Poseidon) and those at Golden West Centennial Lodge. Also thanks to Kathleen's friends in Regina and Nanaimo. Your support has been appreciated.
A memorial service was held at Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road on Friday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m.
FRANCES MARY PETERMAN (nee PALMER)
June 29, 1918 - March 6, 2004
Peacefully, on March 6, 2004, Frances died at the age of 85. Frances was born June 29, 1918 in London, England. She was an only child and predeceased by her parents, William Arnold Palmer and Janet Elizabeth Burton. Frances came to Canada with her mother following the First World War, and lived with her loving family until her marriage in 1938 to Edward Raymond Peterman, also deceased. She had six children: Marsha (Jim), Clarke, Frances (Gerry), Neville (Pam), Donald (Roberta), and Susan (Cheryl); and is also survived by her grandchildren, Coral, Christy, Mark, Jeff, Michelle, David, Michael, Amy, Tim, Drew, and Evan; and great-grandchildren, Clyde, Michael, Danielle, Brittney, and Amanda.
Education was a large part of Frances' life. In 1963, she received her teaching degree and taught mainly elementary school children for 25 years. Her experiences with her classes were positive ones that she cherished. Fran also loved travelling and made her way over the years through England, France, Scotland, Italy, Greece, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Africa, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Cuba, and Jamaica, as well as through much of Canada.
The Arts in all of their forms - music, theatre, and ballet - were always a part of Fran's life. Nature and the outdoors were also very important to her, especially bird watching and gardening. In her earlier years, she took delight in women's hockey, cross-country skiing, snorkelling, swimming, and camping. Reading was also an interest.
Throughout her life, the Anglican Church provided Frances with a rich support and community that she held dear. Her faith and unique sense of humour were things that carried her through the more challenging years of her life. She was a woman who was filled with an enthusiasm for life. Her zest for people, and passion for music and nature were often infectious. Fran's friends brought great joy to her life. Her outgoing nature lent an enthusiasm to many groups that she was a part of over the years. Frances was not shy about sharing her strongly held opinions. This aspect of her remained until her death. Fran's hope was that she had made a meaningful contribution to people's lives that she had touched. She left this message: "I want to say a fond farewell to family and friends, near and far, old and new. I ask you all to forgive my faults and weaknesses, and to remember me with kindness and laughter." While we are relieved she will no longer have to endure the limitations and pain that were increasingly with her over the last few years, Fran will be sincerely missed.
The family would like to thank the staff at Misericordia Place for all of their efforts to make difficult times easier.
Cremation has taken place. There was a celebratory service in Fran's honour at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 830 North Drive, on Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 11:00 a.m.
HAROLD HENRY TYLER
Peacefully, on Monday, March 8, 2004 at Riverview Health Centre.
Survived by his loving wife Millie; sons Bill (Lynn) and Jeff (Donna) and grandchildren Kendra, Derek, and Hannah. Also surviving are brothers Bob (Joan) with Terry and Gerry (Marlene) with Grant and Michele.
Harold was predeceased by his parents Harry and Eva Tyler.
Harold grew up in Winnipeg's West End, attending John M. King, General Wolfe and Kelvin High School; frequenting the Wonderland, Rose and Macs Theatres on Saturdays. Other favourite places were the Silver Castle, Viking Pool Room and the Sherburn Skating Rink.
Always anxious to earn, he sold 5 cent Liberty Magazines outside the Free Press building on Carlton Street and delivered orders for Bristol Fish and Chips. He began his career with Canadian National Railways in 1951 at the Portage and Main ticket office and moved to the CN Depot on Main and Broadway where he was promoted to Reservations Supervisor. He later transferred to the Via Rail Sales and Marketing Department. Harold retired in 1983 after 32 years of loyal service. After retirement, he spent many happy times in Matlock and visiting relatives in Lockport. He began a second career with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and enjoyed the companionship of his co-workers.
Thank you to John Strachan for your concern. The family also sincerely appreciated the help received from nurse Brenda.
According to Harold's wishes, cremation has taken place, and interment will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Street, R2L 1X3.
MARY MUNROE NEILL (nee MacKichan)
Peacefully on March 6, 2004 at the Charleswood Care Centre, Mary Neill, beloved wife of the late Bill Neill, passed away at the age of 93.
Mary was born on September 18, 1910, the fifth child of the late Hannah and Frederick MacKichan. She was raised in Fort Rouge. Mary and Bill were married in 1939 and lived their later years in St. James. After retirement, they spent their winters in Florida, where they greatly enjoyed playing golf. Mary loved time with her family, and playing the piano.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother, Fairburn, and four sisters, Dugalda, Isabel, Winona and Mildred. She is survived by her brother, Ian, and his wife, Margaret, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.
Cremation has taken place. Interment took place on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 10:30 a.m., at Brookside Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at , 985 Portage Avenue.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Charleswood Care Centre for the wonderful care provided to Mary while she was a resident there.
Peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2004 Sister Laufey passed away at the Health Sciences Centre.
Arrangements are pending with a longer notice to follow.
CLIFFORD MCRAE LORD
Peacefully, on Friday, March 5, with his wife Carol by his side, Clifford passed away at the Grace Hospital Palliative Centre, at the age of 83 years.
Clifford was predeceased by his first wife Jessie, parents Nellie and Albert and sister Marion Hunt. He is survived by his loving wife Carol, daughters Shirley Lord (George Harris), Pat Moore (John Smith), son Douglas Lord (Donna), stepchildren Debra Zerba (Michael), Lisa Wheeler (Chuck), 9 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren as well as many other family members.
Clifford was born on March 26, 1920 in Wellwood, Manitoba. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army in June 1942 and was wounded twice while serving active duty in England, Continental Europe, Belgium, Holland and France. He returned home in April 1945, and in September that year started working for DVA, acting as a principal clerk for various departments, retiring in 1979. He was the treatment entitlement officer for Deer Lodge Hospital when he retired. He served as the national VP of the DVA component of Public Service Alliance for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, serving in the union for 10 years.
Cliff was an avid sports fan and loved baseball and hockey as a child. He curled for St. Vital, Valour Road and Heather Curling Clubs. At the Valour Curling Club he was one of their "A" group curlers for many years with Bill Miller, Roy Nordlinger and Percy Sarahs. In his later years he wintered in Tempe, Arizona where he enjoyed golfing with friends and going to Laughlin to play blackjack. He loved to sing and was the emcee at all of the parties at the Park in Tempe.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Muldar, and the entire Palliative Care team at the Grace, the homecare nurses and to our wonderful homecare workers over the years who provided such loving care to Cliff while he was at home.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 9, at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
BERNARD (BEN) CORCORAN
February 9, 1927 - March 4, 2004
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved father.
While participating in one of his favorite retirement past times, curling, Ben unexpectedly took ill and passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital with his son and daughter at his side.
Ben is survived by his son Kevin, granddaughters Serina and Melanie, daughter Starr Hanson and husband Brian, grandsons Blair (Chelsea) and Brett and best friend Deborah Boucher.
Ben has touched the lives of many brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and many friends, in particular his wonderful buddies from Bel Acres Golf and Country Club and Deer Lodge Curling Club.
Ben served for 23 years in 3RCHA and retired for the second time after 15 years with Bristol Aerospace. For many of us we will miss his ready smile, sense of humour and quick wit. His love of life will be missed by all.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Grace Hospital, Salvation Army Chaplain, the Boucher family and Joan from Deer Lodge Curling Club for their caring and thoughtful support.
A memorial service was held on Monday, March 8, at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (Aubrey Street entrance ), at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to support the ALS Society, N108 North Pavilion, 2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3.
Deep sorrow, the family announces the passing of Elsie Fitzpatrick. After a lengthy battle with cancer, Elsie passed away on February 29, 2004 at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 66 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory, husband Keith Fitzpatrick; daughters, Patricia and Jeff Horch and children, Dale, Cori, Ronald, Gwendolyne and Mauro Copetti and children, Kylar, Keila, Keelara and Colleen Fitzpatrick. She is survived by sister Sonya Vinet and family; brother Nestor Sawka and family; aunt Stella Sawka; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Nellie Sawka, one sister and two brothers.
Elsie was born November 6, 1937 in Caliento, MB and later moved to Piney and then to Winnipeg, where she began her life with Keith. She worked many years at Bank of Montreal, retiring in 1993, at which time she began working for Walmart until her illness prevented her from working in 2001.
The family wish to thank the staff at Victoria Hospital, and the Palliative Care Unit Staff at the St. Boniface Hospital for their wonderful care for mom.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 6 at 12:00 p.m. at Piney Community Church. with Rev. Hermansson officiating.
If so desired, friends may make donations in Elsie's name to the Palliative Care Unit.
MARY ANNA (MARION) MCCLELLAN (NEE WESELAKE)
Passed away peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at the Misericordia Health Centre.
She is survived by her nephew Richard Jaques and his wife Judy, great-niece Sheila Balasko, her husband Darryl and great-great-niece Brooke; her great-nephew Colin Jaques and his wife Mizue; niece Kathy Hyde and great-niece Marlene.
At her request, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.
A special thanks to the caring staff at the Misericordia Health Centre, 5th floor Cornish.
AUDRE ISABEL GREENAWAY (KAAKE/NEVILLE)
Suddenly but peacefully after a long and debilitating illness, courageously borne, Audre Isabel Greenaway died on 1 March, 2004 at Lions Personal Care Centre.
Audre was born December 22, 1917, the only child of Franklin Arthur Kaake and Myrtle Irene Moyse. She is survived by her son, William Neville (Todd Bruce) and by her daughter Lynne Greenaway. She is also survived by her grandchildren, the Neville sisters Sarah (Bob Dodds), Elissa (Tim Nykoluk) and Jessica (Jason Azuelos), by her cousin Shirley Farrar of Edmonton, by her former daughter-in-law, Anita Neville, by her loyal and devoted friend Margaret Harris, and by a diminishing band of friends of her youth, scattered across Canada.
Audre was born and educated in Winnipeg and lived here all her life except for short periods in the 1950's spent in Ottawa and Edmonton. As a child she had the opportunity to study dance, was an excellent dancer as an adult, and was a great lover of music with tastes that ran from the Big Bands to Beethoven, Brahms and the Beatles. She was an avid reader, particularly of history, biography, poetry and mysteries; and an enthusiastic fan of the great classic movies: the onset of blindness in the 1990's robbed her of both these great sources of joy. Audre was a gentle soul, shy and reserved, but possessed a wonderful sense of humour and a keen wit which never fully deserted her even in the last, most difficult part of her life.
Lynne and Bill and other members of Audre's family wish to express their appreciation for the excellent and devoted Home Care she received at her earlier residence, Villa Nova; and to the staff at Lions Personal Care Centre for their kindnesses to Audre and the family, and for their efforts to help lighten the difficulties of her last days.
At our Mother's wish, cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 1:30 pm, Friday, March 5. Msgr Ward Jamieson, an old family friend, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Audre's memory may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M3 or to Rossbrook House, 658 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0M1.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on Friday, February 27, 2004, at St. Boniface Hospital, in his 86th year.
He was born on April 6, 1917, in Medika, MB. the oldest son of Mike and Mary Burak and was predeceased by his brother Myron. John is survived by his dedicated wife of 56 years, Anita (Anne); son Richard (Joy), daughter Karen and Paul (Janz), and son Terry (Vali); sisters Anne, Michalda Scott (Calgary), Evangeline Fraser, Helen, and Josephine, and brothers William, Victor, and Joseph. Memories of their Gigi and Grandfather will be cherished by Jared, Shannon, Trevor, Matthew, Meaghan, Adam, Corbyn and Bryce and great-grandchildren Brayden and Tyler. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
John spent his formative years in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg and then moved back to the farm at Medika. He served in the early part of WWII with the 33rd Light Ack-Ack Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery on Vancouver Island and saw action in Holland with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (Little Black Devils). On his return home, he worked for Building Products of Canada to his retiring after 36 years. John enjoyed his life; yard work, woodworking projects, building and repair, and devoting time to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed many social gatherings in Brooklands, at the Barn Dance and at the Hall.
On Dad's 85th birthday he had open-heart surgery that extended our time with him for another two healthy years. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Peachell, his medical team, and the staff of 2E St. Boniface Hospital for their great skill under God's guidance in the operation and recovery. The family also wishes to thank the doctors and staff of 5E and the Pastoral Care Services at St. Boniface Hospital for their compassion and care.
A celebration of John's life was held on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 2:00 P.M at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave. with internment to follow at Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the St. Boniface Hospital and Research Foundation, Heart Research Fund, 409 Tache Ave. R2H 2A6.
W. VERNON DONNELLY
JULY 29, 1924 - FEBRUARY 26, 2004
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our caring husband, father and affectionate grandfather. He passed away at the Concordia Hospital, Thursday, February 26, 2004 at the age of 79 years.
Vern is lovingly remembered by his wife Millicent of 53 years; sons Richard, Brian (Kreshée), Lyle (Pat) and Paul-Sean; daughters Marta (Jim) and Deirdre. He also leaves his granddaughter Asha Elizabeth; only sister Evelyn (Alex) Lyons; nephew Bruce (Lynda) Lyons; niece Diane Lyons (Eric); and his loving aunt Grace DuMontier.
He was predeceased by his parents Mattie and Edward Donnelly.
Vern completed his education at Gordon Bell High School, joined the R.C.A.F. on his 18th birthday in 1942. He trained across Canada, was transferred to the R.A.F. and further trained in Nassau as a Wireless Air Gunner. He flew over Burma and completed his Tour of Operations January 15, 1945 with Special Attachment to the 159 Squadron - E.L.I.N.T., Electronic Intelligence Compound. He had 7 trips targeting Rangoon. He was also training with a British squadron in Afganistan when the war ended.
In 1953, he joined the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 1 with his father Ed Donnelly. He was also a member of the Winnipeg Pilots and Observers Association and the Intrepid Society.
In 1962, he became a member of the 500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, Air Force Association of Canada where he served as President and Secretary. He was also a proud member of the Air Gunner's Association and the Burma Bombers.
Fraternally, Vern was past master of Prince Rupert's Masonic Lodge, was a District Deputy Grand Master, and had served as Secretary of his Lodge for 8 years. Vern was also a member of the Valley of Winnipeg, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry since 1973.
Viewing was held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 4 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, at the Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Avenue. Interment at St. Vital Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of 3 East, Concordia Hospital for their care and compassion, with special thank you to Dr. Jerry Drexler.
MARY ELIZABETH "MOLLY" WEBB (nee JARVIS)
It is with deep sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Webb announces her peaceful passing on February 27, 2004 at Riverview Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years Norman; her daughter Terry Lynne Gardner (Tom) of Chilliwack BC; her son Robert (Susan) of Winnipeg; her two cherished granddaughters Terry-Lynn Anderson (Curtis) and Robyn Webb both of Winnipeg; her brother Edwin Jarvis (Mary) of Winnipeg, and her brother Thomas Jarvis (Marie) of Penticton, BC. Her brother James Jarvis of Nanaimo, BC and sister Emily Grace of Los Angeles, CA both predeceased her.
Molly was born on June 7, 1919 in Abbeyleix, Ireland and immigrated to Brandon Manitoba at the age of one year with her mother, Bridgette, to join her father Thomas Jarvis. She grew up in Brandon where she met and married Norm. They have many friends in Brandon and enjoyed visiting there often. After moving to Winnipeg in 1955 Norm and Molly enjoyed living in Westwood. Once retired in 1982, they looked forward to their annual trip to Las Vegas and to BC to visit their daughter Terry Lynne. They often took their granddaughters to BC for the visit as well. Molly was a long standing member of the Assiniboine Monday night Women's group where she had lots of friends, many that she helped over the years.
The family would like to give sincere thanks to the staff of 3 East at Riverview Health Centre who gave her wonderful compassionate care and attention while she was there.
A service was held on March 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Home, 984 Portage Ave. If friends desire, a donation can be made in Molly's name to the Grace Hospital Foundation or Riverview Health Centre.