Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Park Manor, Niven Munn passed away at the age of 91 years.
Niven was born in Edmonton on August 31, 1912 to Hugh and Margaret McJanet. On completion of High School she attended Normal School and then taught in rural Alberta for several years. She married Nelson Munn on August 2, 1947 and moved to Winnipeg for five years then they lived in Kenora for 22 years before moving back to
Winnipeg and eventual retirement.
Niven was predeceased by her husband Nelson on January 13, 1982. She is survived by their three children; Mary (Bev) of Dryden, ON, Gordon (Darlene) of Cold Lake, AB and Garth of Winnipeg.
Niven enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, watching Sports on TV, going out for lunch with friends and family and playing games. She was a real whiz at Trivia.
The family wishes to thank all nurses and staff of Park Manor Personal Care Home for their kindness and support given to mother over the last five years.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., entrance on Aubrey Street.
If friends desire, donations may be made to The Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., R3A 1P6.
KENNETH MURRAY DAVIDSON
JULY 12, 1953 - JULY 25, 2004
"I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith."
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the devastating loss of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, neighbour, co-worker and friend at Riverview Health Centre. With his family at his side, Ken succumbed bravely and with his characteristic strength on July 25, at age 51, to the cancer which he had been battling since it was discovered in January of 2003.
In 1977 Ken began his career with the Winnipeg Fire Department. He truly loved his job and the people he was privileged to work with. He retired a Lieutenant, November 2nd, 2003, with over 26 years of service.
The staff at Riverview are an amazing group of people and we thank you for your wonderful and gentle care of Ken. Thanks also goes to the homecare nursing team.
The absolute centre of Kenıs existence was his family, home and friends. He was a loving husband, a proud and supportive father, a solid friend and neighbour. With Lynnıs help, he renovated their old house and turned it into a comfortable family home. You always were, and always will be, welcome at Ken and Lynnıs. He was an easy man to know and a good companion.
Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Blais, Scott Stothers, Don Myers, Rock Beatty, Bob Hatton and Wayne Kehler.
Ken is survived by Lynn, his best friend and wife of 24 years, and his sons Scott and Tom, who in his eyes were, and always will be, the sun and the moon - his everything. He is also survived by his mom and stepfather, Lila and Omer Bernardin, dad and stepmother, Murray and Merle Davidson, and sister Joan Glover and sons, Matthew and Steven.
A viewing was held on Thursday, July 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (NBI Services) and a celebration of Kenıs life held on Friday, July 30 at the Masonic Temple, 420 Corydon Avenue at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A6 or the Firefighters Burn Fund, 202 - 666 St. James Street, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3J6.
NOVEMBER 25, 1981 - JULY 19, 2004
It is with unbearable sadness to announce the sudden passing of our beloved son Christopher Wai Keung Chan. A young life so full and rich was unexpectedly taken away from us on Monday, July 19, 2004.
Christopher, a U of M Commerce student would have graduated this year. A devoted student with high expectations of himself but never of others, he loved life and lived it to the fullest! Chris loved to fish, camp, play basketball, music, wrestling, laugh and most of all make others laugh with his wit and humour. Full of heart, spirit, joy, kindness, compassion, generosity, consideration of others, he lways gave of himself without asking for anything in return.
He leaves behind his loving family; father Troy Chan, mother Rebecca Chan, sisters Alice and Veronica, brothers Howard and Patrick, niece Tia, as well as his grand -parents, uncles, aunts and his many cousins.
Viewing was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. The funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 200 Dalhousie with burial at Brookside Cemetery.
MARY ISABELLE CHRISTIE
Suddenly, at home, on July 23, 2004 Mom passed away peacefully while enjoying a cup of tea.
Mom was born in Consort, AB December 14, 1919. She married Colin in 1941 and mothered three children, Jim, Walter and Janet. Mom retired from Canada Safeway in 1985. After retiring she enjoyed bowling in several leagues with the neighbours as well as swimming and exercising with the Eager Beavers at the E.K. YMCA. She never forgot any of her families birthdays, anniversaries, graduations etc. She and her famous apple pie will surely be missed.
Thank you to all her special friends who kept in touch and frequently visited her in her later years. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, July 28 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance, at 11:30 a.m.
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 was 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.
KEN R. WALSH
After a courageous battle with COPD, Ken passed away on July 20th at Deer Lodge Centre.
His memory will be cherished by loving wife of 49 years, Lillian, and children Barry (Wendy) granddaughter Katie; and Scott (Brenda). He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, several nieces and nephews and extended family in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba.
Ken was born in Bathurst, NB on February 5,1925 and grew up in Montreal.
He served 25 years in the Armed Forces, including 4 years overseas in World War II, Korea, and Egypt. Following his retirement from the military, he enjoyed 11 years with Scotiabank.
Ken and Lillian spent 10 wonderful years in Mission BC., and returned to Winnipeg in 1997. The past seven years, living at The Courts of St. James, have been very special to them.
Ken loved to laugh and had a sense of humour which didn't diminish, even in his last hours.
In keeping with Ken's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
For those who wish, donations can be made in Dad's memory to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg MB R3A 1P6.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you."
Peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2004 at Deer Lodge Centre, Axel Melsted, beloved husband of Shirley Melsted passed away.
He is survived by his wife Shirley and his step daughters Kim Elke (Murray), Kathy Marks (Dick Arnason) and step grandchildren Krista Gudmundson, Joanna Baron, Erik and Alana Grimolfson, sister Thora Helgason and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Axel and Gudrun Melsted, his brothers Laugi and Jon and sisters Margaret, Laura and Adalheidur.
Axel was born and raised in Arnes, Manitoba on April 27, 1922.
He served overseas in World War II with the Saskatchewan Light Infantry. He worked for many years as a construction foreman in northern Manitoba and the Arctic. Axel enjoyed playing his guitar, traveling and cooking.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
We would like to thank the staff of Tower 7 at Deer Lodge Centre for the care they gave him.
Sept. 23, 1920 - July 14, 2004
"Lest We Forget"
Peacefully on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, Frederick Bender passed away at the Health Sciences Centre.
He was predeceased by his wife Osk, parents Alexander and Catherine, brothers Alex, Ted, Albert, Jack, Bill, Manuel, Ray and sister Freda.
Fred will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren; Stacey, Katie, Robyn (Barry), Ryan (Corey), great grandson Joey, daughter Nancy (Tedd) and son Rick.
Fred was born in Aneroid, Saskatchewan in 1920. He enjoyed growing up on the family farm with his many brothers and Freda. He developed a love of farming that continued for all his life.
In 1942 Fred enlisted in the Canadian Army, training in Canada and England to later fight with the 2nd Division in Belgium, Holland and Germany. On returning to Canada after WWII Fred chose Winnipeg to start his new life. He met the love of his life Osk Einarson and they were married in 1947, He lived in the West End for the next 57 years. Fred worked at Acme Radiators and the Bank of Commerce in the Richardson Building retiring in 1986. Fred enjoyed the many weekends he spent in Gimli with family and friends. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 54 years spending many evenings with comrades at No.1 Legion, St. James Legion and the Gimli Legion.
Fred was a loving, caring man who enjoyed his life, making many friends wherever he worked or socialized. We all valued his company and will miss him.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for Fred at the Health Sciences Centre, especially on GD5.
A celebration of Fred's life took place at Neil Bardal Inc, 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street, on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
BEATRICE IRENE LARSON
On Monday, August 23, 2004, Bea Larson passed away peacefully at Lions Personal Care Centre at the age of 91 years, following a period of declining health.
Bea was born on the family farm in Starbuck, Manitoba, March 11, 1913, the fourth and youngest child of Nils and Alma Larson, who emigrated from Sweden prior to the turn of the 20th century.
Educated in Starbuck, Bea gained employment with an international conglomerate, the Joe Lowe Corporation in 1936, where she established a long and successful career as Manager of its Winnipeg operations, at a time when it was rare for women to be recognized in such a way for their abilities.
Be was a unique woman, combining a keen intellect with immense style and charm; she was truly a woman to be admired. Despite her physical frailty during the past three years, she remained fully engaged in life, maintaining a genuine interest in current events, in her friends and especially her nieces and nephews and their families.
Besides her parents, Bea was predeceased by her brother Norman Larson, R.C.N.V.R. in the sinking of the MS Avoceta during World War II, as well as her sister Sandra Aitken. She was also predeceased by her great-nephews Randy Aitken and Kim Livingston her great-niece Teri Aitken and great-great niece Stephanie Caron, her dear friend and companion Al Reid and brothers-in-law Bob Livingston and Frank Aitken.
Bea is survived by her eldest sister, Ellen Livingston, formerly of Starbuck, and now residing at Lions Personal Care Centre. She will also be remembered with love and appreciation for her positive influence in their lives by her nieces and nephews and their families: Jean and Obert Johnson, Bill and Helen Livingston and Roy and Inga Livingston all of Starbuck; Frank and Shirley Aitken, Norman and Harry Meneer, Doug and Dale Aitken and Debra and Don Smyth, all of Winnipeg, and Bob and Connie Aitken of Keewatin, Ontario.
For the past 20 years Bea thoroughly enjoyed living at Lions Place, where she was actively involved and established many strong friendships, before relocating to Lions Personal Care Centre in May, 2004. Her family extends their thanks to Bea's friends and the Lion's Place Staff as well as to Home Care whose efforts allowed her to remain in her own home until her recent move. Sincere gratitude is also extended to the staff of Lions Personal Care Centre who displayed their skill and compassion as Bea bravely fought her final battle.
Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating a life well lived on Friday, August 27, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Lions Place second floor, 610 Portage Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one's choice would be great fully acknowledged.
RUSSELL HENRY PERKINS
Peacefully on Monday August 23, 2004 Henry Russell Perkins passed away at the age of 88 years following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Dauphin, Manitoba, Russ had been a Winnipeg resident since the age of seven. He served his country overseas as a proud member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from 1939 to 1945. Following the war he worked 27 years for Canada Post.
Russ is survived by Bessie, his loving wife of 64 years, his son Garth, daughter-in-law Sheila, granddaughters Elizabeth and Emily, brother Barry, sister Lois and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Russell in 1983 and by his sisters Elsie, Orla, Floris, Ruth, Norma, Shirley and Eleanor.
The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the Poseidon Care Centre, second floor nursing unit, for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 3 at St. Michael's All Angels Anglican Church, 300 Hugo Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Russell's memory may be made to St. Michael's All Angels Anglican Church, R3M 2N7.
THOMAS DONALD (DON) AGOLINI
Peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2004, Donald Agolini passed away at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 77 years.
Don is survived by his nephew Jack Agolini of Barrie, Ontario and his best friend "Captain". He was predeceased by his wife Ethel in 2000.
Following Don's wishes, cremation has taken place and an interment service will take place at St. Laurent Cemetery on Thursday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m.
EDITH HESTER ROBERTSON
Peacefully, on Thursday, August 19, 2004 Edith passed away with her family by her side at the Victoria Hospital.
Edith is survived by her son John, granddaughter Kendyl Kelly (Dave), great granddaughter Sierra, Kendyl's mother Pennee; daughter Carol (Rosie), grandchildren Sean and Robbie; daughter Nancy (John); sister Colleen (John), brother-in-law Horace and his children and families of New Zealand. Edith was predeceased by her husband George in 1974, parents William and Annie Whalley, mother-in-law Bethia Robertson and sister-in-law Maisie Freestone.
For the past 14 years Mom lived at her apartment complex at 324 Stradbrook Street where she enjoyed the company of and outings with her many friends.
Edith will also be sadly missed by her canine friends Maggie and Lexie who visited her faithfully wherever she was.
Our sincere thanks to the staff of the St. Boniface, Misericordia and Victoria Hospitals and most recently Vista Park Lodge.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 24 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 11:00 a.m. Longer notice to follow.
Kay passed away on Wednesday August 18, 2004 at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg.
She was predeceased by her parents Leonard J. Sutton and Dorothy M. Sutton and her sister-in-law Ann Sutton. She is survived by her brother Richard, her nephew Jim Sutton and his wife Lisa and daughter Claire as well as numerous cousins in England.
Kay was born in St. Vital at the family home on Egerton Road, attended Glenwood School and Glenlawn Collegiate where she was a member of the first Grade 12 class at the Collegiate. She also attended Angus Business College.
She worked for a number of years for the T. Eaton Company in the Mail Order Advertising Department and then for the Federal Civil Service in the Unemployment Insurance Department and Corporate and Consumer Affairs, retiring in 1984.
After retirement she worked as a volunteer for the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature cataloguing and writing descriptions of new artefacts as they were received by the museum.
She was a long time member of St. Mark's Anglican Church in St. Vital and a faithful member of the choir as well as a Sunday School teacher. She loved to travel, visiting England many times as well as Malaya and the southern United States. Her kindness and hospitality knew no bounds and she entertained relatives from overseas many times. She is particularly remembered by her nephew Jim for the generosity she showed to him.
The family wish to thank the staff of The Convalescent home of Winnipeg for welcoming her into their family and providing such wonderful care for the last four years.
Cremation has taken place an a committal service will be held at St. Vital Cemetery on Friday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba (10-120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, R3C 4G2.
DOROTHY VALENTINE GOSLING (nee REID)
Dorothy was born in Winnipeg, February 14, 1918 and resided here most of her life. The last few years were spent in Middlechurch Home. Widow of Frank Alan Gosling her soul mate.
Dorothy's childhood memories of Gimli and Lonie Beach were ever strong. She had many lifelong friends and especially loved a game of bridge. Mom's life although not always easy was very full. Her immediate family that was once so huge and now so few all knew her special and loving qualities.
She was predeceased by sisters, Anne (Harry), Jean; brothers, Dave (Muriel), John (Evelyn) and Jim (Betty-Jane); and brothers-in-law, Ernie and Bob (Anita). Dorothy is survived by son Jim and wife Heather; grandchildren, Andrew, Gavin and Jonathan, as well as Jesselyn, Jason, Brittany, Andrea and Jody who were always near her heart; brother-in-law Roy (Joyce), Don of Calgary; sister-in-law Jean of Victoria and many nieces and nephews.
In accordance to Mom's wishes she will be cremated. A graveside service was held at Brookside Cemetery on Friday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Special thanks to all the staff at Middlechurch Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Manitoba Alzheimer's Society, 120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2 would be appreciated.
Passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2004 at the Grace Hospital at the age of 73 years.
He is survived by one brother Donald and his wife Helen and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. At his request, there will be no service.
ALWIN (ALVIN) WEGNER
It is with love and heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Alvin Wegner, who was married to Emma (nee Ziehmann) for 49 years; father to Garry (Colleen) and Bill (Jane); and Opa to Laura, Daniel and Quinn. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and sister and brothers-in-law. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and three children in infancy.
Alvin was born in Synagac, Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1950 where he settled in Tisdale, SK. There he worked for CN Rail and in 1955 married Emma. They settled in Maidstone, SK where they started their family. In 1968 they moved to Winnipeg and Alvin went to work for Dominion Bridge and then Bridge and Tank Western until the company closed. He semi-retired to help Emma with her daycare.
Alvin loved to take care of his yard and garden every year and was well known in the neighborhood as he looked after everyone else's too! He liked to keep busy and was always helping others with fixing their homes and anything else they needed. He was happiest in the company of family and his many friends and neighbours. He will be greatly missed.
A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2004 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at Brookside Cemetery.
MARY ELIZABETH BRYANT
After a short illness with family by her side, on August 5, 2004 at the Grace Hospital, we announce the passing of Mary Bryant. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Alice and Ted Hulmes.
Mary took great pride and joy in being an Avon representative for many years, she also was a travel counsellor for CAA. Mary will be missed by all the people she shared her craft creations and the very caring, loving way she shared her wisdom, love and kindness.
Special thanks to the nurses at the Grace Hospital for the excellent care to ensure Mary's last few days were as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance. Honorary pallbearers, Curtis (Jr) Gagnon, Matthew Gagnon, Brenda Stamm, Lee Leveque, Holly Douglas and Sue Stone. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society.
"If I knew, but just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget".
BARBARA ANN SANDERSON (NEE WELLS)
It is with deep sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of Barbara Ann, Wife and Soul mate of Brian Douglas,Mother of Sharon (Randy) Hart, Slade (Kathy) Bailey
James (Christine) Sanderson, Susan (Richard) Bliss, Karen (Chad) Cotterill, and 11 Grandchildren; Christopher, Lacey, Ainsley, Breanne, Braden, Alexandra, Connor, Drew, Erin, Emily and Benjamin and one Great Grandson Owen.
She leaves also her sister Sandra (Paul) Sutton of Southend on Sea Essex England
And two step sisters Rosemarie (Phil) Hotten of Phoenix, and Margaret (Jim) Willis of Westcliff on Sea Essex England, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves a long time dear friend Del (Rick) Brydges who she had shared many good times with.
Her parents Ruby and Arthur and in-laws Mary and Clarence predeceased her. Her brother Barry Wells of England also predeceased her.
Barb was born in London in 1937 but when the blitz was on in England Her Family moved to Southend on Sea Essex, England where she did her schooling and had many friends at South church School for Girls. After finishing school she took up hairdressing but found it not to her liking. She lived in New Zealand for a few years but it was too far away from family and friends. She came to Canada where she eventually met her soul mate Brian and they had 30 years of love and good times together.
She was active in many adventures during her life, some of them being a clown with Brian and they were known as Smiles and Chuckles and entertained at many children's parties and company picnics. She and Brian had an antique shop for 10 years and enjoyed the company of many associates when they were members of the Manitoba Antique Association. They also ran a Hot Dog Stand for a year and enjoyed the company of the regular clients who often visited them. They raised 125 lbs of drink tabs to go towards the purchase of wheelchairs for the disabled.
She was always busy doing craft works: such as knitting, sewing, and repairing and making lampshades. She also made period dresses of the time of elegance in fashion.
She was a devout Christian who believed that God was the Creator and said daily prayers for those less fortunate than herself and was always an inspiration to people with little or no hope.
Her beliefs have raised her on high in Gods Sanctuary and she is doing work for him in the eternal garden. She was very proud of her garden at home and had all the flowers from England and many Roses, which she nurtured over the years. Her garden was a showcase with many small sections of flowers that bloomed continually during the summer.
She often went with her husband Brian and her daughter Sharon to the English Gardens at Assiniboine park to see the beauty and what flowers she could add to her own garden. Barb & Brian loved dancing and had hours of good times with friends.
Her daughter Sharon, son Slade and daughter-in-law Kathy were always there when we needed them to do odd jobs around the house.
To all the kind people who helped to look after her, from the time she was first diagnosed with cancer to those who cared for her during her last days the family owes a debt of gratitude. We would like to especially thank Dr Peter Warren for his kindness and compassion, and the wonderful staff at Riverview Health Centre. Santa sends his regards and will keep in touch with you.
God grant they servant Barbara a place in your garden. Keep her safe from all foes when St Peter asks her what she likes to do, She will say let me work in your beautiful garden so others can see the glorious works on earth.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 6, 2004 at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd. at Dieppe Road.
The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Air Conditioning Fund of Charleswood United Church,R3R 0G6, or Cancercare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, R3C 4A6.