JOHN (JACK) ORR
Peacefully on May 2, 2004 Jack passed away at the Riverview Health Centre with his loving and devoted wife Orla holding his hand. This, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.
He leaves to mourn his wife Orla; children, Terrie (Laurie Stein), Janice (Darcy Reimer), Jack (Carol), Susan (Harold Slegers) and Jim (Trudie); his grandchildren, Jennifer (Trevor Giesbrecht), Michelle (Brian Derksen), Mark, Peter, David, Sarah, Brendan and Lauren; also great-grandchild Matthew. His brothers, Ted and Gerry; and sisters, Noala Mots, Darlene (Dick Scott) and Lynne Kube; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant brother Bobby and his parents, Jim and Mae Orr.
Jack was born in Swift Current, SK on August 5, 1933. His family moved to Winnipeg when he was seven and they lived on Arnold Avenue. He attended Riverview, Lord Roberts and Kelvin Schools. Jack married his childhood sweetheart, Orla (Taylor) on February 27, 1953.
Jack started working for Canadian Pacific Railway at Weston Shops in 1951 as a Carman apprentice and became a foreman in 1964. He transferred to Thunder Bay in 1981 and enjoyed the diversity of the job. He retired out of Thunder Bay in 1988.
Jack was a very hard worker. When he and Orla were first married and the family kept growing he always had extra jobs. He used his carpentry skills to build rec rooms, garages, and additions to many houses in Fort Garry and Fort Rouge area. His wooden lawn chairs were everywhere.
His happiest times were spent at the cottage at Ingolf, ON. Jack started going to Ingolf as a teenager and his dream of having his own place came true when he and his brothers bought their own property. Years of hard work and many beers were enjoyed there with family and friends. After retirement, Jack and Orla moved there permanently. Every day he spent there was special to him. He loved sitting on the patio watching the sun go down and the seasons change. They lived at Ingolf until the Alzheimer's made living there too difficult.
Jack spent the last seven years at Riverview Health Centre on AB2. The care he received was incredible, the staff's concern for him and all the patients was way above the call of duty. Jack's family could not thank the staff enough for making his days there as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Special thanks also to Jackie Williams.
The funeral was held at St. Albans Church on 486 Rathgar Ave. at Osborne Street, on Saturday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception in the lower hall.
Flowers gratefully declined, contributions to Riverview Foundation for use on AB2 for patient care, 1 Morley Ave., and St. Alban's Church or a charity of your choice.
Peacefully in her 90th year, Mary Harkness passed away on May 5, 2004 at St. Boniface Hospital.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Dorothy Pudsey, son Ed (Judy) Pudsey, grandsons Ian and Brent Pudsey, brothers Alex, Bill, George and Nick (Joanna) Sokal and sister in law Tillie Sokal, as well as many other family members.
Mom was a gentle, caring person with a smile and kind word for everyone and will be fondly remembered by those who knew her.
A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, May 10 at Neil Bardal, Inc. 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance with Pastor Bruce Martin officiating.
AURORA VICTORIA BRYANS
After a long and full life, Aurora Victoria Bryans (Samson), age 93, died peacefully on May 4, 2004 with her devoted son, Michael, by her side. She is survived by her loving sons, Michael and Fred; daughter-in-law Penny; grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Metcalfe, and Margaret and John Bryans. She also leaves to remember her, sister-in-law Mary Eisner and Loraine Mouflier and family. She was predeceased by her husband, Reg Bryans, and daughter Patricia Metcalfe.
Aurora, known as Toots by family and friends, was the youngest of seven children. She was proud of her Icelandic heritage and was once Icelandic princess. She told many stories of her family's strength and determination, qualities she also possessed. But she also had a sense of fun and could be full of mischief. As a young woman, Toots and her friends took the Moonlight train to Grand Beach and "cut it up" at the dance hall. Later, she enjoyed many years with her family at Victoria Beach providing a weekend away for family friends, playing cards, and solving crossword puzzle. Toots collected elephants and graciously thanked the giver for a new addition, even thought the shelves were already full to brimming.
Toots enjoyed working for many years at Supercrete, retiring at age 69.
The family would like to give special thanks to Karen and Shirley for their kindness and care of mother during her last years. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6, in memory of Mother would be appreciated.
A memorial service was held on Friday, May 7, 2004 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 10:00 a.m.
1915 - 2004
Born in Blumenhof, Saskatchewan, John Loeppky passed away at the Grace Hospital on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at the age of 88 years.
John served as a Corporal with the Fort Garry Rifles during WWII. He resided in Weston and was employed at Canada Post. He enjoyed square dancing with the Whirl Away Westerners.
John is survived by his wife Edith (nee Singbeil), son Ken (Pat) grand daughter Jennifer, grandson Mark and twin sisters Ann Morris (Winnipeg) and Leah Canfield (Las Vegas).
A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 7 at First English Lutheran Church, 484 Maryland Avenue with interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery. Viewing 1 hour prior to the service.
The family wishes to thank the Royal Canadian Legion, Weston Branch no. 2 for supplying the pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in John's memory to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 302 - 171 Donald Street, R3C 1M4.
RUTH JULIANNA CATHERINE MAIN (nee SEIFERT)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Ruth Main. Ruth was a proud, feisty lady who passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at Concordia Personal Care Home at the age of 85 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Jim; her parents, Henry and Anna; three sisters, Anna, Mary and Elizabeth and four brothers, August, Alex, Johann and Henry. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Ruth Weiss (Walter), Glorinda Schultiess (Robert), Lynette Beattie (Robert); grandchildren, Ryan, Carolyn, Samantha (Joe), Christopher, Katherine and Heather, as well as her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ruth was a charter member of Zion Lutheran Church and cherished both her church and her faith. She was an avid reader and enjoyed completing crossword puzzles. Gardening became a hobby after her retirement and she often had the most beautiful flowerbeds on the block. Ruth always enjoyed a good game of cards with her grandchildren, Ryan and Carolyn, but her greatest passion was baseball. Ruth was a devoted Blue Jays fan and never missed one of their games on television.
The family would like to thank the staff at Concordia Personal Care Home for treating our mother with the respect and kindness she so deserved.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1080 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.
he funeral service was held at St. Luke's Zion Lutheran Church, 2903 McPhillips on Friday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
MARY MURDINA DUDENHOFFER (NEE MacIVER)
On Sunday, May 2, 2004, with family by her side, Mom passed away at Riverview Health Centre.
She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Stan and daughters Beth and Erin, her sister Dorothy and brother-in-law Bill Thorne, her nephews and nieces Tim (Gro), Nancy (Ron), David (Sue), Laura (Warren), her great-nieces and nephews Jesse, Chris, Chris, Sarah, Camilla, Michael, Matthew, Amy, Leah, and other members of her extended family.
Mary was predeceased by her father Angus in 1957, mother Christina in 1971, sister Christabelle in 1975 and brother Donald in 1995.
Mom was born on February 25, 1941. She attended Somerset, Gladstone and Earl Grey schools, graduating from Kelvin High School in 1958. Mary began working at Canada Packers in 1959 where she formed close and lasting friendships with Denise, Diane and Sandy. While there, she was involved in the bowling league and other social activities. It was also where she met Stan. They were married in March of 1976 and Mary left work that July to start a family. Mom was a devoted wife and mother. She was involved in many of our activities from working in the school library to helping out on field trips.
Mary was an active member of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, serving on many committees, teaching Sunday School and always busy helping the teas, bazaars, and garage sales run smoothly. Mom especially enjoyed getting together with the ladies of her U.C.W. circle.
Summers were spent at the family cottage in Sandy Hook where Mom took great pleasure gardening, reading by the lake, walking with Dusty, doing crosswords on the deck, and entertaining friends and relatives. Although the past year has been a difficult one, Mom faced each new challenge with courage, dignity and a positive attitude.
We would like to thank the Oncology Dept. at the Victoria Hospital and the exceptional staff at Riverview 3-East, who all helped to make Mom's stay as comfortable as possible. We all appreciated your kindness.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Friday, May 7, 2004 at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of choice.
The sun will rise tomorrow, but will never shine as bright.
JOHN STEVEN PETERS
DECEMBER 1, 1957 - MAY 2, 2004
With great sorrow, we announce the passing of our dearly beloved brother, uncle, nephew and friend, John Steven Peters.
John was a true artist, who saw the beauty in everything, and used his talent to show that beauty to the rest of us. John always gave of himself to those around him. John had many friends, who became family to him, and with us, he shared his passions for fishing, for music and for art. Sadly, as with anyone as sensitive to this world's beauty as John was, he was equally sensitive to this world's pain. He has now rejoined his mom and dad in a place of peace.
For us, he will live forever in his art and in our hearts. John will be deeply missed by sisters Margie Thom, Jessie Carol Denver, Beverly Olynyk, brother Barry Peters, and countless other friends and loved ones.
Internment was held at Elmwood Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7. A memorial service and reception were held at 3:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 603 Wellington Crescent. John's friends and family were welcomed to attend either or both services.
FIRMIN CLEMENT (CLEM) GUY RIEU
It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden but peaceful passing of Clement Rieu on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at the age of 73 years. Clem passed away at the place he loved the most, his home with his family by his side.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Florence of 52 years, his son Raymond, daughter-in-law Janice, grand children Nicole and Derek, brother Joe and wife Lillian of Alberta, special friends Alice and Wally, pussycat Brandy and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Firmin and Cecilia, sisters Leona, Maria and Rose.
Clem was born May 23, 1930 in Ericksdale, Mb. He worked at the C.N.R. for 25 years, retiring in 1992. In his younger years, Clem was an avid hunter, but his greatest pride was his garden. He loved to boast that he had planted his early and he was eating red tomatoes when everyone else's were still green. Clem loved music and dancing and as his eyesight failed, he loved to sit and listen to music. It gave him hours of enjoyment. Clem was a member of the Pioneer Seniors Centre and Weston Legion # 2. You could find him there many times playing crib and winning many tournaments.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 6 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to first responders, ambulance and police for their prompt and excellent care.
Flowers gratefully declined. A donation can be made in Clem's name to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 310 Broadway, R3C 0S6.
1918 - 2004
Peacefully on Saturday, May 1, 2004, our mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away after battling Alzheimers for many years.
Ida, the fourth of ten children, grew up in the Lydiatt area. She married Edward Jobb in May, 1938. They settled in Whitemouth, later moving to Golden Bay and then in 1947, settled in Dufresne, where they farmed until their retirement. Illness shortened their companionship and Ida lost her partner in 1983. Ida pursued her real passions for gardening, baking and crocheting. Her flowers were her pride and joy. She willing gave of herself. Ida was happiest when she could share her love of making perogies, lemon pies and various breads. Her art of crocheting is enjoyed by both family and friends. She always enjoyed Ostenfeld Lutheran Church fellowship and made sure she never attended empty handed. Mother is love. She demonstrated the necessary tools needed to enrich our lives and help us to deal with life's obstacles. She provided knowledge and taught us how to pray. No longer being able to function at home in 1992 Ida moved on to Golden West Centennial Lodge.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Mildred, Dorothy, Richard, Helen, Herman, Ervin and Sharon; her grandchildren and great grandchildren; her brother Arnie Stengel (Thelma); sisters-in-law Edna and Ann Stengel; nieces, nephews and friends.
Her family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Golden West Centennial Lodge, especially the "angels" on the second floor. Their loving care, compassion and support helped to make this journey an easier one for all of us.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 - 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2, Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0S8 or Ostenfeld Lutheran Church, Box 7, RR#1, Dufresne, MB R0A 0J0 in Mom's memory.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) with Pastor Carol Janke officiating. Viewing took place at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers were all of Ida's grandchildren.
RITA ROSE LOWRY (WOODFORD)
It is with great sorrow that the family of Rita announces her sudden passing on July 20, 2004, at the Portage la Prairie Hospital, at the age of 84 years.
She leaves to mourn her passing her beloved husband Gordon Lowry, her children and many other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) with Reverend Don Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
On Monday, July 19, 2004 at Central Park Lodge, Edmonton Street, Willam Gray passed away at the age of 82 years.
William was born January 10, 1922. He was employed by the Winnipeg School Division.
He was predeceased by his wife Sybil, his parents and a sister. He leaves to mourn his daughters Sheila (Joe) Neuman, Barbara (Wayne) Hawkes, brother Cyril (Audrey) Gray and grandchildren Jacqueline (Phillip) Neuman-Friesen, Kyle and Ashley Hawkes and nieces Shelley and Cheryl.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, R3C 4G2.
SANDRA ARLENE WELLS
October 30, 1945 - July 6, 2004
Suddenly in the early morning hours of July 6, 2004 our beloved Mother and Nana passed away at the Grace General Hospital surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her daughters Leslie and Lori, her grandsons Tavis and Zachary, her ex-husband John Walker, her parents Ernest and Olive Wells, her siblings Gordy (Blanche), Lynda (Gary), Bev (Buzz), Gerry, Garry (Joni), Sheila (Alain), Billy (Lorraine), Nona (Sean), her godchild Charlene and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces and friends too numerous to mention but all very special to Mom.
Sandra was born in Lachine, Quebec and was raised in a beautiful home on St. Louis Avenue in Pointe Claire, Quebec. It was there that she met her one and only love, John Walker. They married on December 4, 1965 and together they raised two daughters. Although they divorced in 1988, they remained close friends. We would like to take this time to thank him for his continued love and support, it meant a great deal to Mom.
Mom was especially proud of her two grandsons, Tavis and Zachary. She was very close to both boys and they shared a special bond with their Nana. Whenever they were together there was always a lot of laughter.
Sandra was an avid gardener and this is evident in the many flowers surrounding her home. Friends and family have helped tremendously this summer to keep her gardens growing and Mom was appreciative of everyone's efforts. One of her greatest joys was looking out at the flowers and when able she loved sitting in the backyard admiring the view.
Sandra worked for the North West Company, first in Montreal and then when the company moved to Winnipeg in '93, she made the move with them. She loved her job and was devastated when she had to stop working in January due to her illness. She had fond memories of her time at work and made many wonderful friends. She would have celebrated 30 years with the company in December, 2004.
Her move to Winnipeg was made easier thanks to the kindness of her neighbours, especially Lois and Cory Godri who have been very generous with their friendship, time and support.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mom's family, Dad's family and all of Mom's friends who rallied around her during her brief struggle with ALS. Their love and support gave her great strength and many happy memories.
Fly Free Mom We love you.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral or formal service as per Sandra's wishes. There will be a private family gathering at a later date.
Donations can be made in her honour to The Children's Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Avenue, R3C 3J2 or the ALS Society of Manitoba, N108 North Pavilion, 2109 Portage Avenue, R3J 0L3.
RAYMOND (RAY) STARKELL
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ray Starkell on July 12, 2004, at the age of 78.
Ray is survived by his wife of 51 years, Florence, his children Cathie, Cindy (Robert) Newfield, Conrad (Kim), Chris (Gerry) Couture, Curtis (Gail), Colleen (Gary) Guglielmo and his grandchildren Jillian, Daniel, and Kirsten Newfield; Clayton, Ryan, Troy, Eric, and Luke Starkell; Damon Hayes Couture; Sloan, Sage, and Tate Starkell; and Anthony and Faith Guglielmo.
He has also left behind his step-mother Alice Starkell, half-brothers George Morgan and John Starkell, and half-sisters Geri McIntyre, Kathy Thibert, and Deanne Klein.
Ray took pride in his inner city roots, being born and raised on William Street in downtown Winnipeg. He loved to share stories about the old days. During the Second World War he enlisted with the RCAF and later met and married Florence Crowe. They remained inseparable, raising a family together in Elmwood and running a General Store on Talbot Street for 14 years.
He retired from Greater Winnipeg Gas in 1986 subsequently enjoying time on the golf course and escaping each winter with Florence to spend a couple months in Texas. Together, they also ventured abroad taking trips to Europe, Australia and Asia. They shared their love of baseball. Ray was a fixture at the Winnipeg Goldeyes games, kitbitzing with staff and sharing his view of the game with anyone within earshot.
Recognizing the importance of giving back to the community, Ray devoted many years of service to Unit101 of the Khartum Shriners and to the Kildonan Branch of the Masonic Lodge, including a term as Grand Master.
Ray's family was the centre of his life and a tremendous source of pride. Whether it was hauling the six children off in the trailer to Thief River Falls for summer vacation or cheering them on at a sporting activity, the key was to encourage togetherness.
The notion of family extended to friends and neighbours; there was always room for one more at the table. In fact, over the years, the house became home to more than one of his children's friends and even to the occasional stray dog or cat.
In his children he saw tremendous potential and was unwilling to see them settle for less than a university education, a challenging career, and a life filled with happiness. Their individual successes today are his legacy.
As the children established their own lives, the family continued to congregate regularly at "Ray and Flo's" to celebrate a birthday, to enjoy a Sunday roast, or to share a barbeque beside the pool.
In more recent years, Ray's schedule revolved around his grandchildren. He spent countless hours attending hockey and soccer games and he could always be found in attendance at graduation ceremonies, school plays, and music recitals.
Ray did not walk quietly through life. He was the kind of man that left a deep impression on anyone who met him. He was colourful and gregarious. He held strong opinions on most things and never shied away from sharing his convictions. He had a terrific, if somewhat unique, sense of humour. He was proud and fiercely independent. Most of all, he had a heart of gold. He will be sadly missed.
A gathering of family and friends was held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 17 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (Aubrey Street entrance).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray's memory can be made to the Khartum Shrine Patient Transportation Fund, 1155 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1B9.
MARGARET REDSTON (FINLAY)
1934 - 2004
After a valiant battle with cancer, during which her weapon of choice was often sly humour, Margaret died Saturday, July 10, 2004, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Marg's fighting spirit had a firm grip on life until the very end - always finding a way to communicate as we reminisced, read aloud and shared laughs.
Marg is lovingly remembered by her devoted husband John, her daughters, Elizabeth (James Gamble), Nancy (Gordon Sumner) and Jennifer (Dan Davies), and her precious flock of grandchildren - Adam, Mallory, Allyson, Eric, David, Jonathan, Katie, Maggie and Olivia. She is survived by her siblings, Malcolm Finlay (Chichester, England) and Sheila Rogers (Kingston, Ontario). Margaret had the good fortune of marrying her best friend's little brother (and celebrating their recent 45th anniversary at a wonderfully large yet intimate party). John's siblings, Sheila Mahood (Kingston, Ontario), Peter Redston (Connecticut) and Marcia Barr (New Mexico) were Marg's beloved second family.
Although always humble about her skills as an artist, Marg's watercolours and raku pottery warm the homes of her appreciative daughters. Marg's eye for colour and her love of nature took hold in a wonderful garden where her standard poodle, Kia, continues to rule all he surveys.
Marg's compassionate spirit and her detail-oriented, systematic brain, served her well in a rewarding healthcare career. She graduated in nursing from Kingston General Hospital with first prize in anatomy and trained in public health at the University of Toronto. Marg worked in community health for a short time in New Brunswick before she and John put down roots in Winnipeg. After a hiatus to have children, Marg rejoined the workforce with the Victoria Order of Nurses and later served in Manitoba's Health Department until her retirement in 1997 as Acting Executive Director of the Long Term Care. Her long-term focus also extended to the many friendships she cultivated and valued so dearly throughout her life. She was a strong advocate of volunteerism and drew energy from the many committees she served on, her favourite focus and community being the Unitarian Church.
Marg's family is eternally grateful to the extraordinary care and compassion of Dr. Roland Hayward. Margaret always looked forward to his daily 5 a.m. hospital visits (including Christmas Day). Thanks also to the Victoria General Hospital Oncology Unit and fourth floor nursing staff.
A celebration of Margaret's life will take place Thursday, July 22, 2004 at the Unitarian Church, 603 Wellington Crescent at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Margaret requested donations be made to the Unitarian Church Building Fund, 603 Wellington Crescent, Wpg., MB R3M 0A7 or the Victoria Hospital Capital Campaign, 2340 Pembina Hwy, Wpg., MB R3T 2E8.
RITA HELEN ROSS (LA RIVIERE)
Peacefully on July 13, 2004 after a lengthy illness, Rita Ross, aged 58 years, beloved sister of Robert LaRiviere and Irene Chaffin, passed away.
She will be sadly missed by her many relatives and loving friends. Rita will always be remembered for the wonderful care she gave to the elderly when she worked at West Park Manor Personal Care Home.
A funeral service was held on Friday, July 16 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 310 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6.
DAVID EDWARD (TED) SHORES
MAY 27, 1911 - JULY 12, 2004
Following a short stay in the Victoria Hospital, David passed away at the age of 93 years.
David was predeceased by his parents David and Jessie Shores, his sister Kathleen (Kay) and a cousin in England.
He spent his life in Winnipeg and was employed by Eaton's as a sign painter for 50 years, until his retirement in 1976. During his time with Eaton's, he spent 6 months of each year working on the Eaton's Santa Claus Parade.
He was a life long member of the Vintage Locomotive Society (Prairie Dog Central) and was the illustrator and photographer for their newsletter. He was also a member of the Red River Valley Live Steam Association for many years.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 16 at St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue with interment at St. John's Cathedral Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Newsome, Bryan Harmer, Bob Harris, Jack Sine, Gordon Pilcher and Ralph Grant.
Special thanks to the 5th floor nursing staff at the Victoria Hospital for their care of David.
GEORGE CHARLES WAUTIER
On July 8, 2004, George Charles Wautier lost his battle with cancer and heart disease.
George was born on a farm near Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. It was here that his hard working ethics began. George served twenty-five years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an avionics technician. A large part of his career was spent overseas. George also worked twenty-five years as a project co-ordinator for the Winnipeg Home Improvement Projects.
His parents Andrew and Theresa, and brother, Andrew predeceased him. He is survived by wife Frances Grace Godwin, two sons Lee Douglas Wautier; his wife Janice and children Veronica and Andrew, Kerry George Wautier; his wife Lynn and children Alyssa and Emma.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held in Carnouste, Saskatchewan.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7.