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MANITOBA - Winnepeg - Neil Bardal Funeral Home Obituaries - 18

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2009, at 1:38 p.m.

KENNETH JOHN FRANK
With sadness we announce the sudden passing of Kenneth John Frank on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 in Manitoba.
Ken is predeceased by his loving wife Betty (nee Bechthold) of 52 years on April 23, 2000, his parents John and Frieda (nee Doering), brothers Harold and Russell, sister-in-law Lorraine and nephew Randy.
Ken is survived by his daughter Gayle Jones and grandchildren Holly, Leah and Cara Jones of La Salle, Mb. son Craig (Beth), and grandchildren Alexandra, Lindsy, and Cameron Frank, of New Hampshire, siblings Geraldine (Del) Block, Elaine, Lloyd and several nieces and nephews.
Ken was born May 24, 1925 in Kitchener, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II. He worked with the City of Kitchener for 37 years. An avid hockey fan he became an usher for the Kitchener Rangers. Together with his wife, they moved La Salle in 1999 to be with their daughter and granddaughters. Over the time he was living in Manitoba Ken met many wonderful people and made some good friends.
Viewing was held in Winnipeg at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave. (entrance on Aubrey Street), with the funeral service following at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Ian Mowatt officiating. Cremation will follow. Ken will be buried with his wife in Heidelburg, Ontario at a later date with a Memorial Service to precede in Kitchener, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

OLIVIA ADALBJORG GARBUTT (ANDERSON)
Her family is sad to announce the passing of Olivia Garbutt (Anderson) on February 25, 2004 at the St. Boniface General Hospital. Olivia (Ollie) was 93 years old. She was predeceased by her husband George Frederick (Tic) Garbutt in 1967. Her brothers Harold and Skafti as well as her sister Mary Gibson also predeceased her. Surviving is her best friend and sister Anne Johnson and her husband James.
Olivia's family includes her daughter Joan Mair (Forbes) and husband Ken, son Barry and wife Eleanor, and grandchildren Douglas Forbes (Laureen) and Jodi Shaw (Jay). Olivia is Langamma to Gillian and Erica Forbes and Raegen and Graeme Shaw.
There were other very special relatives in Olivia's life including her brother-in-law Lloyd Garbutt and nephew Ken Johnson.
The family, on Olivia's behalf, would like to thank Lucia Haddock and numerous people from Home Care. Together they made it possible for Olivia to live at home until very recently. The family would also like to thank the many people at St. Boniface General Hospital that tried so hard to make the most of her last days.
Olivia was a proud Icelandic Canadian. Her "voyage" with her sister Mary to Iceland was a highlight. Olivia enjoyed and excelled as a five-pin bowler. She played or enjoyed many other sports including hockey, golf and baseball. For many years, even decades, she enjoyed her membership in the Order of the Royal Purple.
We remember the family farm near Husavik, Gibby's corner and the many family functions at Sandy Hook. We remember her determination, her modesty, her subtle wit, her interest in daily affairs, her concern for others and her love. At the end of her life she was still doing daily Jumbles, watching curling and golf, cutting out recipes, feeding the birds and so much more. We miss her.
"You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can remember her and only that she's gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on"
There was a reception in celebration of her life on Saturday, February 28, 2004 between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street).
Please support the charity of your choice in her name.

FRANK R (PADDY) HUTTON
JANUARY 19, 1918 - FEBRUARY 25, 2004
It is with deeply saddened hearts the family announces the passing of Frank (Paddy) Hutton, at Grace Hospital of complications following a fall. Paddy was born and educated in McCreary Manitoba; his grandfather was one of the first five settlers in McCreary. He was one of ten children born to Arthur and Agnes Hutton.
Paddy joined the army in 1939 and served proudly and loyally in the Fort Garry Horse Regiment from 1939 - 1945. As a tank commander in this historic regiment he landed on D-Day in an amphibian tank (D-D tank) at Juno Beach. He was wounded the third day after the landing with severe burns. He was sent to a hospital in the north of England for radical but proven treatment. He returned to his unit in November 1944 where he served until returning to Canada in October 1945.
Paddy and Isabel were married in 1945 and have spent over 58 years together. They were blessed with three children Brian, Dennis and Avril. Paddy was devoted to Isabel and his family. Both parents were proud of their children's individual achievements. Paddy shared his love, wise counsel, integrity, loyalty and commitment with his family.
It is a testament to Paddy and five other veterans from both wars that in 1946 were instrumental in laying the foundation for the Fort Garry Horse Regimental Association. Paddy was a master Dry Cleaner working for Henry's and Quinton's. He retired in 1983. Paddy and Isabel have travelled extensively throughout Great Britain, Ireland and Europe. Several times they returned to walk the Normandy beaches of the D-Day landing.
He is survived by his devoted wife Isabel, son Dennis (Pat) Edmonton; daughter Avril, Winnipeg; and daughter in law Joan, Sandy Hook. Sadly Paddy was predeceased by Brian in 1995. The family was deeply saddened by this loss. There are eight grandchildren, who are a source of great pride to Paddy and Isabel. Kirk, Christopher (Sheila), Winnipeg; Brian Jr.; Killarney, (Lisa) Nicole, Alexandria (fiancÚ Les) and Graham all of Winnipeg. Scott and Derek of Edmonton. He is also survived by his brother George (Phyllis) of British Columbia, numerous nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces. Many friends in Great Britain, Europe, U.S.A. and Canada.
Our family extends heartfelt thanks to the third floor nurses, aids, nursing managers, desk staff and technicians of the Grace Hospital who worked continuously with caring, compassion and expertise to help make Paddy's time there as comfortable as possible. Our sincere thanks to the home care staff, Catherine Cameron, Barb Shorey, special thanks to Kim, Manuel, Pam, Christine, Delores, Gill and Lynn who made it possible for Paddy to have such good care at home. Very special thanks to Chaplain Faye Shail, and Chaplain Marylin; who where always there for us, to Reverend Robin Mather for the time he spent in comforting us.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service, conducted by Reverend Robin Mather was held Monday March 1, 2004 at Holy Trinity Church Donald and Graham (942-7465) at 1:00 pm.
Flowers are gratefully declined, contributions in Paddy's name may be made to the Fort Garry Horse Foundation; 551 Machray Ave Winnipeg Manitoba R2W 1A8.

ROBERT BORDEN
JULY 16 - 1914 - FEBRUARY 24, 2004
Robert Borden died at the Grace Hospital at the age of 89 years.
He was predeceased by his daughter Judy February 28, 1998.
Left to mourn are his loving wife of 63 years, Blanche; daughters Sheila Morrison and Bobbi (Dennis Wilton); 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 10:15 a.m., Friday, February 27, at Charleswood Care Centre, 5501 Roblin Boulevard.
You are already missed and always loved. Rest in peace.

MONTAGUE (MONTY) LITTLE
Peacefully on Tuesday, June 1, 2004, Monty passed away at Oakview Place at the age of 108 years.
Arrangements are pending with a longer notice to follow.

ISABEL MILLER
We celebrate the life of our mother, who lived a grand life to beyond the age of 91 years. Isabel passed away peacefully on May 31, 2004. Our mom dedicated her life to her family. Despite loving her family more then anything in the world, Isabel had ample love for the many others who's lives she touched. Everyone was always telling her family how much they loved our mom. Isabel worked at McDonald Aircraft during the war years, and later, worked alongside our dad at Miller's T.V. Our mom was intricate in helping Miller's T.V. become one of the largest entertainment centers in Winnipeg. To this day, people as far as California, Toronto and Vancouver remember buying something from Miller's T.V. Isabel is survived by three children, Donald Miller and his wife Pat, Raymond Miller and his wife Shawna, her daughter Charmaine Johnson, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Isabel is predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Miller, her son Teddy, who passed way at 18 months and her six siblings. Mom, we send you on your new journey with all our love and look forward to seeing you when it is our turn for our journey. We love you mom. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 4, at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance, 949-2200. Viewing prior to service.

THOMAS G. O'LEARY
Tom G. O'Leary, 58, of New Waterford, N.S., passed away in Winnipeg, May 31, 2004. He was the son of Tom and Theresa (Hinchey) O'Leary. He leaves his wife, Isabel MacNutt, and children Andrea of Vancouver; Ryan of Halifax; and Katie of North Bay. Sisters Maureen (Sam) Biggs and Patricia (Dr. Jack) White of Riverview N.B. and brothers Bill, (Mary) of Lawrencetown, and Brian (Ann) of Calgary. Also grandsons Jordan and Ryan of Vancouver and Brendan and Cullen of Halifax.
The service will be held at Mount Carmel Church in New Waterford, Cape Breton, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, followed by a reception for friends and family at the Mount Carmel Community Centre.

ELENA LONARDELLI BUCCINI (NEE VINCENTI)
Peacefully, on May 26, 2004, with her family by her side, Elena passed away after a courageous, short battle with cancer.
Elena was born on August 28, 1933 in Ferrari di Serino, Avellino (Italy). She was predeceased by her parents Domenico and Antonietta Vincenti (Italy), her siblings Salvatore (Montreal), Giuseppina Fiore (Italy), Margherita De Luca (Montreal) and her first husband Frank Lonardelli. Elena is survived by her second husband, Emidio Buccini, her children Maria Abiusi (Jack), Laura Lonardelli, Angela Houldsworth (James) and Frank Lonardelli, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Justin, Emilio, Francesca, Anastasia, Emma, Jackson and Carina.
Elena immigrated to Canada in May 1962 and settled in Montreal with her siblings where she met her husband Frank Lonardelli. They were married in April 1963 and relocated to Winnipeg where she lived until her passing.
Like many optimistic couples of the era, Frank and Elena began to raise a family in Winnipeg's west end. Tragically, after nine years of marriage, Elena was left a widow with Frank's untimely passing, leaving her to raise four young children on her own. She was determined to give her children a life of dignity and sought to do so through her determination, work ethic, and faith. Not knowing the English language and possessing few job skills, Elena entered the Canadian workforce as a nanny. This allowed her to be home when her children arrived from school and to be an active parent in her children's lives and in her community.
Over time, with her own creativity and talent, Elena established herself as one of Winnipeg's most recognized authentic Italian chefs. Her career included cooking at some of Winnipeg's best known Italian restaurants including Vesuvio's, Goodies and Deluca's, where she was one of the original cooking school instructors.
In December 1997, after 26 years as a widow, Elena married an old friend, Emidio Buccini. Together, they shared a love for travelling, visiting family and friends across Canada and tending to the ever expanding vegetable garden. Mom's seven years with Emidio were filled with great joy and new experiences; she learned to golf, hunt and fish and enjoyed spending several weeks each year in Hawaii. Mom and Emidio especially enjoyed their collective grandchildren who were a constant source of happiness in their lives.
Elena had a strong faith background. She was one of the founding members of the Italian Pentecostal Church in Winnipeg, now known as Oasis Community Church in Charleswood. Elena's faith in God sustained her till her last days.
After her brief battle with cancer, mom was taken to be with the Lord, ending her suffering. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family would like to thank Doctors Polimeni, Maksymiak and Garcia. Special thanks go to the wonderful and caring staff of Riverview Health Centre who took excellent care of mom and the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverview Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care Unit (1 Morley Street) or Oasis Community Church (221 Cathcart Street).
Following a private family burial, a memorial service was held at Calvary Temple, 400 Hargrave Street on Monday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m.

CHARLES KENNETH (KEN) WILKINSON
Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 91years.
He was predeceased by his daughter Linda (Olson) in September 1990 and by his wife Agnes in July 1999 after 61 years of marriage.
He is survived by his son Don (Peggy) of Qualicum Beach B.C., his grandchildren Kimberly (James) Coady of Edmonton, Alberta and Ken and Carmen Wilkinson of Winnipeg as well as five great grandchildren.
Ken was employed by Canadian Pacific Express for 42 years retiring in 1978. After retirement Mom and Dad enjoyed traveling. Ken was an avid bowler, both five pin and ten pin, and after retiring he took up golf and curling as well.
Cremation has taken place and at his request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, friend's who so desire may make a donation to a charity of their choice.
Dad you were always there for us and you will always be in our hearts and prayers.

ALICE HARDING JEFFERY
Alice was born on January 16, 1906. She came to Canada in 1911, married Edward Harding and raised 8 children in St. James, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Moving to Vancouver in the early 1950's she worked at the Vancouver General Hospital for 25 years. When she retired, Alice moved back to Winnipeg and married Alfred Jeffery and upon his passing she moved to Legion Lodge. When her health began to fail Alice moved to Oakview Place, where she lived the rest of her life.
Alice was predeceased by her daughters Hazel and Barbara. She is survived by her daughters Beatrice, Joan, Vivian and Joyce (Ron), her sons Edward (Peggy) and Gordon (Ruth), 29 grandchildren, 82 great grandchildren and 37 great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service is pending.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Oakview Place for their kindness and care to our mother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakview Place, 2395 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3J 1A5.

CHRISTINA VANBAALEN
Peacefully, on May 8, 2004, Christina VanBaalen (nee Ferguson) passed away. She was born on the 23rd of October, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Christina was predeceased by her devoted and loving daughter Sheila in 1997. Her memory will be cherished by her son-in-law and friend Jim Witney and his wife Brenda. Grandson Brian and great-grandchildren Bryce, Connor and Kierstin. Her grandson Neil and his wife Lucia. Also, her sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Fred Burch, their children and their families will miss her deeply.
Christina resided in Gimli until her stroke in 1988 after which she spent her remaining years under the excellent care of the Maples and River East Personal Care Homes. We would like to thank the very special staff at the River East Personal Care Home. Their loving care greatly contributed to the quality of Chris' life.
Cremation and a small family service has taken place. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg MB R3C 2B7.

MARY HOSFIELD
Mary died peacefully on Wednesday, May 12 at Grace Hospital, with her children and grandchildren at her side.
She was born in Brandon, MB and grew up in the north end of Winnipeg, graduating from St. John's High School. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1987; beloved daughter Carole in 1994; as well as her four brothers and their wives, and many dear friends.
Mary is survived by daughters, Lorraine (Winnipeg), Joan (Regina), son Bob (Dorrie) of Winnipeg and her beloved grandchildren, David (Elsa) of San Diego, Christopher (Toronto), Scott (Edmonton), Sheryl (Jeff) and Raelynn (Regina), Joshua, Colin and Alexander (Calgary), as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Harrow United Church for 50 years. Mary and Jim volunteered for Meals on Wheels for over 30 years. She also volunteered for Special Olympics and canvassed for CancerCare and the Heart Fund, and knit hundreds of pairs of mitts for Christmas Cheer. She kept sharp playing bridge with many good friends and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Mary was an avid reader. In her youth she was an accomplished gymnast and speedskater, and later enjoyed bowling, swimming and long walks.
Mom was a sweet, kind and caring individual. She had a mischievous side, and enjoyed many good times with her friends and family. Her children were very proud of her fierce independence, which she maintained to the very end. Mary and Jim travelled extensively throughout North America, and enjoyed several trips to Portugal after Jim's retirement. Mary particularly enjoyed visiting Scotland and England with her brother Tom, his wife Nancy and friend Amelia, and, her trip to Mexico for her granddaughter Sheryl's wedding.
Flowers are gratefully declined at Mary's request. Rather, for those who wish, Mary suggested they grow an African Violet (her favourite) in memory of friendship and good times shared.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Avenue, Winnipeg.

SYLVIA ELAINE NIELSON
Suddenly on May 10 Sylvia Elaine Nielson passed away due to heart failure.
She leaves to mourn her siblings, Karen Thorlakson, Paul (Brenda) Nielson, Norma (Wayne) Lucas; and her nieces and nephews, Kirsten (Derek, Katelyn, Justin), Cheryl (Scott), Eric, Jeremy, Mia, Ian and Adrienne.
Family and friends will fondly remember her kind and gentle spirit and her love and dedication to animals. She was very active as a volunteer for Quagga Stray Cat Rescue and the Winnipeg Humane Society. She especially enjoyed the pet visits to seniors and was involved in the fight for animal rights. Her pet cats were very special to her. Sylvia was a talented writer and was a former president of Toastmistresses. Her love of nature was enriched by African safaris and excursions to Churchill. Some of her many interests included bird watching, photography, and more recently scrapbooking. Sylvia graduated in 1975 with a BA in Anthropology from University of Winnipeg. She worked for 25 years in the offices at Stony Mountain Penitentiary and was recently retired. She was predeceased by her mother Augusta in 1995 and her father Fred in 2003.
A memorial service was held May 15 4:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor St.
Sylvia's wishes would be for any donations to be made in her memory to Quagga Stray Cat Rescue or the Winnipeg Humane Society.
"Make us, ourselves to be true friends to animals and so to share the Blessings of the Merciful." Albert Schweitzer.

RICHARD (MIKE) McDERMOTT
1932 - 2004
Passed away suddenly at his Residence on Sunday May 16, 2004.
Left to Mourn is his wife Sidonie (Sy) and son Patrick; sister Patricia Stevenson (Bill); sisters-in-law, Gertie Greengrass, Beverley Manach (Stan); and mother-in-law Margaret Wilson.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3L 2P4.

MARY TERESA GOW
Peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2004, Mary Teresa Gow, aged 76 years, passed away at Misericordia Place. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Donald and John, grandsons Dustin and Robin, and great granddaughter Aurora.
A memorial service was held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1541 St. Mary's Road, on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.

IAN W. FRASER P.ENG. (RET.)
Peacefully at Riverview Health Centre with his family by his side.
Ian was predeceased by his parents; Isabel in 1954, Murdoch in 1964, a sister and infant brother in 1922, and his wife Betty in 2004.
Ian is survived by sons, John in Winnipeg and Tom with wife Samira in Victoria, B.C., brother Glen with wife Florence and family in Winnipeg, brothers-in-law, Jack with wife Alice in Penticton B.C., Roy in Brantford Ont., and sister-in-law, Kathy in Brandon Mb.
Ian was born 14 May 1918 in Winnipeg. He spent his early years in the village of Glenella Mb. He received his High School education in Winnipeg, and Eden Mb. during the Great Depression, which had a lasting influence on his life. Ian worked at Parkhill Bedding Factory for 4 years prior to joining the Royal Canadian Signals Corps in 1942. After the war he attended the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation he accepted employment with the City of Winnipeg Engineering Dept., retiring in 1983 as District Engineer of District 1. During his university days and the early years of his professional work, he was active in the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers from 1952 until 2000.
During the 1950's Ian was a member of the Centennial 313 Toastmasters Club. From his father, he inherited a deep love and appreciation of the poetry of Robert Burns. Ian and Betty were married in Brantford Ont. in 1950 and moved to Winnipeg where they purchased a house and raised a family during 53 years of marriage. Ian exhibited a commitment and dedication to his family that will be forever cherished by them.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to the palliative physicians, nurses, and staff at the Riverview Health Centre Palliative Care Wing 3 East unit for their competent and compassionate care during the last weeks of his life.
A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Donald and Graham at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2004.

WALTER RODEWALD
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, aged 75 years, on May 9, 2004 at the Victoria General Hospital.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 48 years, Betty and their two daughters Linda and Judy. He will be missed by his brother Louis (Linda) of Emerson, sisters-in-law Irene of Emerson and Ann (Don) Ranchie of California, brother-in-law Frank Horner of Calgary and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents Otto and Rosalie, brothers Robert and Herbert, sister Hilda and sister-in-law Verna.
Walter was born on February 12, 1929 and spent his childhood on the family farm near Emerson. He began his formal education at the University of Manitoba and after graduating with his B.Sc and B.Paed degrees in 1953, he taught the science program in Dominion City High School for three years. In 1956, Walter and Betty were married and shortly after he went on to graduate studies in Chemistry. He joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Manitoba as a Lecturer and completed his education with a M.Sc and a Ph.D. In 1963 Walter accepted the position of Head of the Chemistry Department at Brandon University and during this time he enjoyed a year of postdoctoral studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee. After 10 years at Brandon University, Walter and Betty decided to enter the business world and developed a Roadway Inn chain of motels and built two Smitty's restaurant franchises. It was an exciting and satisfying time in his life and led to many cherished friendships and experiences.
Walter was a loyal sports fan and after retiring in Winnipeg, he and his brothers attended many Jets and Bomber games. He enjoyed socializing with friends whether it be playing golf, curling, bowling, billiards or over a game of cards or Scrabble. The daily Free Press crossword was always a must.
He was a devoted and loving father and husband whose family was his first priority. He was so proud of his daughters and always treasured their times together. He was a kind hearted and gentle spirited man who had a thoughtful word and a warm smile for everyone. His Christian faith was his foundation and this sustained him throughout his life. Walter will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his family and friends.
Our family wishes to extend our appreciation to Diana Rasmussen of the ALS Society, the doctors, nurses and supporting staff at Victoria General Hospital for their kindness and care during his illness. Also we would especially like to thank our family and friends for their prayers, love and support. You are a great comfort to Walter and to us.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1541 St. Mary's Rd. with Pastor James Fritsche officiating. Interment followed at Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 2109 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3 or the Beautiful Savior Memorial Fund or to the Walter Rodewald Scholarship Fund at the University of Manitoba.

RICHARD ESSLINGER (DICK)
Peacefully on May 6, 2004, at the age of 76 years, Richard passed away in his sleep at the Hunter Memorial Hospital in Teulon following a lengthy illness.
Richard was predeceased by his loving wife of 37 years, Gertrude, in 1986. Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife Heather and her family and his children Gary (Pat) Janet Burtt (Jim), and Brad (Ada). He also leaves to mourn many grandchildren, Keri, Chris, Cassandra, Megan, Linda, Kimberley, Stephanie, Matthew, Emily and one great-grandchild Devon. Also brothers Ron (Lynda), John (Shirley) and Larry as well as many friends, former colleagues and Masonic lodge brothers.
Richard worked most of his life in the decorating trades and spent the last 15 years of his working life as a teacher at Red River College. There he willingly passed on his wealth of knowledge that had been gathered over his working life. After his retirement Richard spent his leisure time doing the things he enjoyed most, spending summers at the lake. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, raising and showing long-haired Daschunds and woodworking. A few short years after his retirement he found another joy in life; spending winters in Florida. There Richard made many new friendships that lasted his entire lifetime. After his health declined and he could no longer travel he still spoke fondly of those winters and kept in contact with many of those who called him a friend. During quiet times Richard enjoyed playing his favorite game, Skip Bo, with both family and friends. Richard was a member of Acacia Lodge, No. 111 for over 25 years where he served as Grandmaster in 1985. He was very active in the lodge up until the time that his health began to fail. This was an activity that he very much missed.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hunter Memorial Hospital for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Manitoba Lung Association.
A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 11 at the Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Ave. Masonic Regalia may be worn. A private family interment followed.

GERTRUDE F. HANCOX
Daughter of the late Fan and Len Hancox, Gertrude passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, leaving her sister Connie as sole survivor.
After working for the Government in Ottawa, Dayton and Montreal during the war, she then joined the staff of Price Waterhouse in Montreal in 1944 where she enjoyed a successful career until her retirement in 1976 when she returned to Winnipeg to share the family home with her sister.
Together they pursued hobbies, bowled, gardened, did volunteer work and travelled extensively, particularly enjoying winter vacations in Maui. Her compassionate interest in others endeared her to many. She will be sadly missed by numerous loving cousins and her dear and caring friends.
Grateful thanks to the fine staff at Poseidon Care Centre whose compassionate help eased her last few weeks.
Her request for cremation with no memorial service is being honoured. Friends wishing to make a memorial donation may consider St. Boniface Research Foundation, 409 Tache Avenue, R2H 2A6 or a charity of personal choice.

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