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MANITOBA - Winnepeg - Neil Bardal Funeral Home Obituaries - 24

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2009, at 1:43 p.m.

Suddenly on Monday, November 22, 2004 at the McEwan Centre, St. Boniface Hospital, Sandy Menlove, aged 45 years, beloved son of Bruce and Tanis Menlove.
Sandy was predeceased by his brothers, John in 1982 and Peter in 2001. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 18, after completing his first year of university. He loved life and showed great strength and courage through all of his adversities. Sandy worked at various jobs, always wanting to be busy. He never lost his love of music, his great sense of humour and his generous spirit.
Besides his parents, he leaves to mourn his brother Mark (Kelly); his sister Meredith (Paul); his nephew Andrew; his aunts, Rae in Dallas and Dixie in London; his cousins, Stacy, Bruce, Andrew, Peter, Elizabeth; and his longtime friends, the Owen family and Dennis and Margo Smith.
Cremation has taken place and a family service was held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 29 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Should friends wish, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Manitoba, 3 - 1000 Notre Dame Ave., R3E 0N3.

Leonard Denison McMurray died peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2004, at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg at the age of 86. He was the only child of Douglas and Nora McMurray.
Leonard is survived by Grace, his loving wife of 61 years; and their four children, Barbara Kirk (Brian) of Winnipeg, Shanly Donahue (Jack) of Calgary, Douglas (Jola) of Mexico, and Suzanne of Vancouver; his dear grandchildren, James (Rebecca), Graham and Andrew of Winnipeg, and Kate, Ashley, Meghan and Christie of Calgary.
Leonard served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 - 1945. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, later serving as National President of the Navy League of Canada from 1970 - 1972. He was a graduate of St. John's Ravenscourt School, and later served as Chairman of the Board. He joined Investors Syndicate of Canada in 1947 and retired in 1983 as President of Investors Syndicate Realty. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and "The Lodge", and was a director on the Board of Ducks Unlimited Canada for many years. He served his church faithfully, and was a founding Director of St. George's Memorial Fund Inc. He enjoyed golf with his many friends, and will be sadly missed by "The Boys of Friday". Leonard was a kind and gentle man who will be remembered with love by all who knew him.
A special thanks to Dr. John Rabson, and to the nursing staff on 5B at the St. Boniface Hospital.
A memorial service in honour of Leonard was held on Thursday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m. at St. George's Church Crescentwood, 168 Wilton St., Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George's Memorial Fund Inc.

1936 - 2004
Peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2004, Harvey William Henderson passed away at Riverview Health Centre.
Harvey is survived by his daughter Marion Henderson-Lane (Keith) of Nova Scotia and his son Gregory Henderson (Tina) of Mississauga; his three grandsons Brett and Ryan Lane and Aaron Henderson. Also his sisters Doreen Forbes and Marion Fox and many nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his older brother James Henderson in 1993.
Harvey was born July 29, 1936 in Winnipeg to Beatrice and Walter Henderson. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as an ERA. He left the Navy in 1965 working as Chief Maintenance Engineer for Calverts in Gimli and later the Municipal Hospitals in Winnipeg, retiring in 1994.
Harvey resided at Jocelyn House for the past few months and the family would like to thank the staff for the care and comfort given him.
Cremation has taken place and at his and at his request his cremated remains will be sent to his children in Nova Scotia to be cast to the sea.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, November 25, 2004 at Neil Bardal funeral home, 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Jocelyn house, 177 Egerton Road, R2M 2W9.

Peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2004 at his residence, with his family at his side. Alan Hamilton, aged 77 years, widower of the late Marjorie Hamilton.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. in Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg. If friends so desire, donations may be sent to the Duval Foundation, in care of Knox United Church.

Peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2004, Michael Zaluski passed away at the age of 82 years in Winnipeg.
Michael was predeceased by his wife Lois, his parents Anna and Michael, brothers Alex, William and John and sister Katharian Zasada.
Born in Tyndall, Manitoba on September 18, 1922, Michael moved to Winnipeg were he attended University and began his teaching career. It was in Winnipeg that Michael met Lois and the embarked on their mutual love for travel.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no service. In Michael's memory, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Street, R2L 1X3.

On November 19, 2004 Harvey died at the Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 80 years.
Harvey was predeceased by his wife Blanche, his parents Theresa and Malcolm, his brother Albert, and his good friend Vic.
In Winnipeg, Harvey started life humbly as the son of a door-to-door milkman. As a very small boy, Harvey cared for his father's horse and soon learned to deliver milk from the wagon in the dark with a flashlight by himself.
As a young man, Harvey served on the first Canadian-manned aircraft carrier in WWII. In 1944, the carrier was torpedoed off the coast of Norway by a Nazi U-Boat. After a dangerous five-day journey, the carrier finally reached the coast of Scotland safely.
In 1952, Harvey joined Winnipeg Hydro where he worked until his retirement. During this time he served as shop steward and in the '60s was elected to the Winnipeg District Labor Council. Harvey also served for a term on the Winnipeg School Board.
Per Harvey's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Donations may be made to the War Amputations of Canada, 113 Marianne, Winnipeg, MB.

1912 - 2004
Peacefully after a lengthy illness, John Sasson passed away at the Victoria Hospital on Sunday, November 14, 2004.
Born in Regina on December 26, 1912, John was a carpenter by trade. For many years, John was a member of Calvary Temple. His faith in Christ defined his life.
His beloved wife Mabel predeceased him in 1973. He is survived by a niece Fatima Scheitema of Edmonton.
Special thanks to the caring staff at Golden Door Personal Care Home.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2004 at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, with Dr. H. H. Barber officiating.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and relative, Grace Margaret Eva Restall on November 13, 2004. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Eva Restall (nee Hill) and her sister Hazel who died in 1990. She is survived by her many cousins and relatives.
Born in the St. John's District of Winnipeg on April 10, 1912, she attended Luxton Public School and St. John's Technical High School. Following her graduation, she attended St. John's College of the University of Manitoba. Subsequent to her education, she had a lengthy and interesting career with the Winnipeg School Division No. 1, initially as Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools and later in an executive position with duties which included being the individual responsible for hiring and training school secretaries and teaching assistants for the Division. Following her retirement, Grace remained a participant in the School Division Retirees' Association as well as many activities including the Charleswood Seniors' Day Club. Throughout her life, Grace's church was a central focus. She was a lifelong member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and participated in many capacities, serving as a Sunday School teacher, CGIT leader, member of the Church Council and member of the DWYC. Even when Grace could no longer regularly attend, she remained keenly interested in the affairs of Tabernacle Baptist Church and optimistic with respect to its future growth. Grace was always very devoted to her family. Grace and her sister Hazel cared for their parents throughout their lives and when other family members and friends were ill or in hospital, they were always among the first to visit and brought comfort, care and happiness. Grace loved to entertain and was always an interested conversationalist and of course had ready tea and refreshments for all guests. These visitors included members of her church, her bridge club and her many friends. As her friends and relatives would affirm, her character was distinguished by many fine qualities including civility, concern, humour and generosity. Grace and her sister Hazel loved to travel and experienced adventures in an era when international travel was not common. From the early 1950s onward they journeyed extensively throughout the British Isles, Europe, across North America, to Bermuda and Hawaii. These holidays were both eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed. In later years, especially in the winters, Victoria, BC became a favourite destination and a place which allowed for the renewal of old acquaintances and friendships. Grace also delighted in the new friends she made there. A highlight in recent years was Grace's trip to the Okanagan Valley for a family reunion with the Restalls and O'Connells. Left to remember her with profound love and affection are her cousins and their families and Grace's many friends.
We wish to thank Dr. Elizabeth Giesbrecht for their very fine care of Grace over the years, and as well express our gratitude to Grace's companions. The honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Graham, Wilfred McFadyen, John Linney, Jim Ross, Harry Restall, Maurice Ingram and Bruce Kitching. The active pallbearers will be John Stephenson, Jim Stephenson, Howard Restall, John Restall, Jr., Sidney Restall, Ian Restall and Frank Restall.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 155 Bannerman Ave. with Pastor Robert Harris officiating. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Grace's name to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Memorial Fund.

Olivia Helga Porter, aged 85, wife of the late Kenneth Edward, died peacefully on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Deer Lodge Centre.
Mom was born on May 23, 1919 at Lonely Lake, MB and at age eight her family moved to Steep Rock, MB. She was proud of her Icelandic heritage, kept contact with relatives in Iceland and made several visits. Upon completion of high school she entered nurses training at the Misericordia Hospital graduating in 1943. She enlisted and served overseas as a nursing sister. Mom met Dad, a Hong Kong veteran, at a sanatorium where they were both overcoming tuberculosis. Mom together with Dad raised two sons. Mom was active in various churches throughout her life and with, at the time known as, The Association for Retarded Children as well as the Manitoba Developmental Centre in Portage la Prairie. In 1966 Mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which she battled until the end but never allowed it to slow her down.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Charles (Wendy) and Ronald of Portage la Prairie; grandchildren, Michaela (Tim), Stuart (Holly), Erin and Courtney; great-grandchildren, Faythe, Alexis, Grayson and Matilda; her nieces and nephews, Glenn (Debbie), Judy (Harry), Greg, Pamela, Wayne and Robert (Joan). Mom was predeceased by her mother Solveig, father Einar and sisters, Sigrid and Vala. Mom had an incredible zest for life, was outspoken, mischievous and an unflappable optimist. To say she was an extrovert would be putting it mildly. She was a true and giving friend to many. There was a special relationship and bond amongst 1943 classmates of which she was an active member. Family was everything to her especially her special relationship with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She loved us all, was supportive and took great pride in our accomplishments.
A memorial service was held Saturday, November 20 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave. (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 1:30 p.m. Officiating will be the Reverends Harold Ritchie and Aubrey Hemminger.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada, 4th Floor, 141 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R3 or to a charity of one's choice.
The family acknowledges the 1943 graduating class especially Annie, Lorna and Thelma for their years of friendship and support. We wish to thank the Deer Lodge Centre and the workers on T6 for their kindness and support during Mom's stay especially Anne, Brenda, Colleen, Dorothy, Irene, Joanne, Jocelyn, Joyce, Ken, Krystyna, Lucy, Philly, Rebecca, Susan, Tom, et al. as well as Doris on 3 East. Blessed are the care-givers. Mother, Amma (grandmother), great-grandmother, aunt and friend we give thanks and celebrate your remarkable life and accomplishments. Rest in peace. God bless and keep you.

FEBRUARY 27, 1915 - NOVEMBER 10, 2004
Carolle peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 10, 2004 from her home near Stratton, Ontario where she had resided with her daughter, Joyce for the past 6 years.
Carolle will be fondly remembered for her wit and wisdom, her baking, sewing and knitting as she cared for her family.
Carolle was born near Baldur, Manitoba to George and Mable Playfair, where she grew up on the family farm.
She was united in marriage to Leonard John Pattimore on October 11, 1940. They resided in Winnipeg and raised their family there. In 1982, after Leonard's passing, Carolle moved to Killarney, Manitoba to be near her sister, Katie McGill. In 1987, she moved to Osoyoos, B.C. and lived with her eldest daughter, Lois Mohninger. In 1998, she came to Stratton, Ontario to live with her daughter, Joyce Georgeson.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Joyce and Floyd Georgeson of Stratton, Ontario, her son, Grant and Nettie Pattimore of Melville, Saskatchewan, her son-in-law, Paul and Barb Mohninger of Osoyoos, B.C, her 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and her special care-givers Tami Forbes and Carol McClain.
Carolle was predeceased by her husband Leonard in 1982, her daughter Lois in 1999, her sisters, Katie McGill and Beth Webber, her brother Hugh Playfair, sister-in-law, Irene Playfair, her daughter-in-law, Elvena Pattimore and her parents, George and Mable Playfair.
A funeral service was held at The Bridge Church on the Perimeter Hwy West, between Roblin Blvd. and Portage Avenue, on Monday, November 15, 2004 at 2:00 pm with viewing at 1:00 pm. Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearer's will be Carolle's grandsons Ernest Georgeson, Jeff Georgeson, her granddaughter Carolyn Thorpe and her nephews Glenn McGill, Kevin, McLeod and Ron Friesen.
In memory of Carolle, gifts may be given to The Canadian Sunday School Mission 200-189 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2L 1L7.

Suddenly, on November 10th, Harry passed away in his 81st year. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Sydney. Harry is survived by his loving wife Barbara, son Clive and daughter Susan, sister in law Bonny and niece Shelley.
After serving in the Royal Air Force during WWII, Harry met and married the love of his life Barbara while on a visit home to Yorkshire. They immigrated to Canada in the mid 1950's settling in Winnipeg.
A hard worker, Harry joined the staff of Gregory-Cartwright Stationers in 1967 and stayed until his retirement at the age of 68. He enjoyed meeting new people each day. His real passion was for the cottage he and his brother built on Lake of the Woods. He loved sitting on the front deck with his morning coffee or fishing off the end of the dock. Many happy times were spent there with family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts for all their help and understanding. A memorial service was held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, on Wednesday, November 17th at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Ian Mills officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2 or to a charity of one's choice would be most appreciated.

On Monday, November 8, 2004, with her daughter Allison by her side, Isabel passed away peacefully at Fred Douglas Lodge, going to be with her Lord. She is now in heaven with her husband Gordon, who predeceased her in 1992, her dear sister Mary Wilson (1987) and other close relatives and friends who have gone on before her.
Isabel was born on October 3, 1917, in Lyall, Manitoba, to Richard and Isobelle Armstrong. She lived the greatest part of her life in Winnipeg, attending Cecil Rhodes and Daniel McIntyre schools. She married Gordon on July 16, 1948 and subsequently had a daughter Allison.
Isabel worked most of her life as a secretary, enjoying her last job in the grain industry the best. She was a good, kind and honest lady with a good sense of humour, loved by all who met her. She always tried to see the best in people. She loved to read, loved her sweets, enjoyed drives in the country with Gordon and then later with her daughter Allison and son-in-law Dan Donnelly. She also loved her visits with her childhood and very good friend Lily Robinson. Isabel's sewing skills were second to none, and she had the most beautiful handwriting. She also used to enjoy the yearly family holidays to "the States" and visits out west to our relatives in Alberta. She was a great mother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She met life's trials with grace and compassion.
Many thanks to the staff at Fred Douglas Lodge who have taken such good care of her during the last few years and whose care and support were of great comfort during the final hours of her life. Lorraine, I am sure you will miss your secretary. Thanks also to my mother-in-law, Gerry Donnelly, without whose help and support, this difficult time would have been that much more unbearable.
A memorial service was held on Monday, November 15, 2004 at NBI Crematorium, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, (across from Brookside Cemetery) at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fred Douglas Society Inc., 1275 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2X 0B8 or to the Heart and Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.

On November 6, 2004 at St. Norbert P.C.H. surrounded by family, peacefully slipped away to join Jesus and loved ones who'd passed on before.
Left to cherish her memory is devoted husband Gary; son Derek (Lynne); daughter Roberta (Jayson); grandchildren, Justin, Chelsea, Jaycee, Kassi and Kaelyn; brother Bill Evans (Marian); sister Gwen Petsnick; and extended family members. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Oliver and Peggy Evans; and brother-in-law Wally Petsnick. Dorothy was a committed christian who's first love was Jesus Christ and this love over-flowed onto her family and friends.
A long time member of Calvary Temple, Winnipeg she was active over the years as a crusade worker, altar worker, phone prayer counsellor, and Sunday school teacher. In addition she for many years held a weekly prayer and bible study group in her home becoming a mentor and spiritual mom to a number of women living in the community! She was a beloved wife and mother who doted on her family. Her many interests included indepth bible study, music, home-making, cooking, travelling, flower arranging, ceramics, the cottage at the lake, and was an avid reader. Further, she was a pianist, able to express her feelings and mood through her playing. She will be greatly missed by many.
Heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of St. Norbert P.C.H. for their tender and excellent care of Dorothy. In lieu of flowers should friends so desire, donations may be made to Calvary Temple, Winnipeg.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Temple (Buntain Chapel) 400 Hargrave St. Winnipeg. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

On Sunday, November 7, 2004 at the St. Boniface Hospital, Olga Sabo passed away at the age of 61 years. Arrangements are pending.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 12, 2004 at Neil Bardal funeral home, 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
Longer notice Wednesday.

May 28, 1923 - November 8, 2004
Born in Dauphin, son of Frank and Anne; loving husband of 62 years of Irene; father to Annette (Ralph) and Larry; grandfather to Sean (Tracy), Trevor (Danielle), Patrick, Matthew, Larinda, Megan; great grandfather to Nicholas Charles; sister to Elaine and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Donelly and the nurses and 3rd floor staff at the Grace Hospital.
A donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Cremation and a private family service have taken place.

On Sunday November 7, 2004 following a lengthy illness, our beloved Cyril Clayton Lillie passed away peacefully at Grace Hospital in his 57th year.
He leaves behind his mother Catherine, his siblings Len, Sharon, Doreen and Brian, his children Jennifer, Scott and Tamra, and his grandchildren Belle and Tori. He was pre-deceased by his father Earl.
Cyril was retired from a long career as a social worker aiding troubled children. He was a devoted life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
In accordance with Cyril's wishes, a private family graveside service was held. A reception to which all are welcome was held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 807 Setter Street.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 310 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6. Special thanks to the Staff of Grace Hospital for the many services they provided to Cyril and the family.

On November 2, 2004, following a two year struggle with cancer, Watson Robinson began a new journey, reuniting with his daughters, Iris and MaryAnne, grandson Jordan and his sisters, Anne and Mary who had gone before him. Watson was 72.
Watson leaves to mourn his daughter Janet; sons-in-law, Shane and Ralph; grandsons, Jason and Jeff (Christie); the mother of his daughters (Jeannette), nephews, nieces and dear friends.
Watson grew up mostly in Winnipeg, but also made his home in Ashern, Gypsumville and Malonton. He worked for the Department of Highways for most of his life. During his employment with Highways he travelled throughout the province and every year couldn't wait to get on to the winter roads. Following his retirement, Watson loved to putter around at "Bergner's". Watson enjoyed almost anything and everything related to the outdoors. He also enjoyed taking driving trips to British Columbia and through the States - with an occasional fly-in trip to Vegas - where he took great delight in people watching. Watson loved being around people and people enjoyed being around him. He treasured his daughters and also the friendships he made throughout his life. Watson was a very kind and giving man, always willing to lend a helping hand. Throughout his battle with cancer, Watson maintained a positive attitude. Although frustrated at times because he could no longer do all the things he "used to do", Watson never complained and never gave up hope. He was determined that the disease would not break his spirit, nor would he allow it to take away his pride or dignity. He persevered and was determined to hold on to his independence as long as he could.
On behalf of Watson, his daughter would like to express heartfelt gratitude to staff of Riverview Health Centre 3E, including: Linda(s), Alina, Stella, Rachael, Wayne, Margaret, Bev, Marlene(s), Lou, Alain, Helen, Dana, Kerry, Barb, Brian, doctors Garcia, Pilkey and Crow and others. Words cannot do justice to what you do, or to what you did for us. Appreciation also goes to Dr. "J" and staff of Victoria Hospital Oncology.
At the request of Watson, cremation has already occurred. A memorial service to celebrate Watson's life was held on Saturday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., (Aubrey Street entrance), the Rev. Diane Guilford presiding. Honorary pallbearers: Harvey Bergner, Raymond Cook, Jason Kuny, Jeff Kuny, Gerald Hyde, Eugene Syrotiuk.
Until we meet again, you will remain, forever in our hearts.

Peacefully at the Grace General Hospital on Wednesday, November 3, 2004, Paul Meermann passed away after a lengthy illness.
Paul was born on April 23, 1940 to Luise Brunger and Franz Meermann in Remscheid, Germany. Paul grew up in Post War Germany in Solingen, Burg until emigrating to Canada in 1960 at the age of 19.
Paul lived in Hamilton, Ontario until 1964 when he moved to Winnipeg. In 1962, while on a North American road trip, Paul met his wife Christel Gradt, during a brief stop in Winnipeg. After their marriage in 1964 Paul and Christel moved back to Hamilton until 1965 when they moved to Germany, where their first child Kirsten was born in 1966. Paul and Christel returned to Winnipeg in 1967 where their second child, Kevin was born in 1971.
Paul worked as a machinist, machine shop foreman and a production manager until illness required him to retire in 1998.
He is survived by wife Christel, children Kirsten (Dean), Kevin (Lisa), brother Klaus (Monika), nephew Volker (Maja), cousins Edith (Joe) and their children Ralph (Linda), Andrew (Linda), Michael (Lucia) and John (Jackie).
Paul lived at Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home for the last two years. The family wishes to thank all the staff for their compassion and understanding. Special thanks to the recreation department and volunteers for always including him.
Paul's last days were on 3 North at the Grace General Hospital. Thanks to the medical staff for making his final days peaceful.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 9 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home, 3555 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, R3K 0X2 or to the Grace General Hospital, 300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, R3J 3M7.

DECEMBER 23, 1921 - NOVEMBER 1, 2004
On Monday, November 1, 2004 at Seven Oaks General Hospital Edith Byhre passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.
Edith leaves to mourn her children: son Bob (Jean) of Sardis, BC, daughters Carol (Jack) of Langley, BC, Brenda (Biagio), Sandra (Andre), son Bryan (Teresa), and daughter Tanyss of Toronto, ON. Her beloved sister Alma and brothers Fred of Beausejour,MB and Willy of BC, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grand-children (12th to come), 3 step grand-children and 1 step great-grand-child and her nieces and nephews.
Edith was predeceased by her beloved husband Vern in 2000, her parents Adolphe and Paulina Bulman, brothers, Carl, Alex, Emil, August, Hermann and Daniel, and her great-grand-daughter Maria.
Edith was born on December 23, 1921 in Brokenhead, MB. and grew up in the Lydiatt area. In 1943 she married Vern Byhre and together they raised a family of six. As all who knew her she had many loves and passions, her family was always first, and her Church was always a priority from the time she came into the world until the time she left. She was a long-time member of First English Lutheran Church and more recently, Abundant Life Lutheran Church. She gave many life lessons starting with loving one another, giving to others in need, and prayer. These and many other lessons were well taught and continue to resonate with her children and her grand-children.
Many heartfelt thanks to the many souls who visited and comforted her at home and in the hospital, including her Home Care friends Anna and Elizabeth, her neighbours and friends, Pastor Bob Jacob and Vi and her Church Family, her physician Dr. Husarewich, the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Seven Oaks General Hospital, particularly Trinity. Also special thanks to the staff of the Health Sciences Pain Clinic for providing quality of life for her over the last few months of her life, especially to Dr. Nelson Svorkdal and staff members: Marcie, Dean and Linda. And lastly, a thank you to the Selkirk & Area Paramedic Service, especially to the wonderful paramedic who took time and prayed with our mother, it meant a world to her.
A memorial service was held at 1:00 pm Friday, November 5 at Sherwood Park Lutheran Church 7 Tudor Cr. It is requested that no flowers be given, however, a donation to the Abundant Life Lutheran Church Building Fund in Edith Byhre's memory would be desired.
From our dear mother to all who knew and loved her: "The most important thing in Life is LOVE."

On Thursday, February 3, 2005 at Gimli Community Health Centre, Dorothy McKay passed away at the age of 90 years.
Arrangements are pending.

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