DOREEN M. EVANS
With deep sadness we announce the passing of my only sister Doreen on Tuesday, February. 1, 2005.
My sister was born to Jen and Bill Evans on June 10,1927 and spent most of her childhood in East Kildonan attending Prince Edward School, then the newly opened Special Classes at Stadacona School. Later in her teens she attended the Kinsman School until the age of l8. As no other programs existed, she lived at home until l977 when she was able to commute from Winnipeg Beach to Special Classes at Arborg. These years were especially happy for Doreen as she lived with our mother and step-father George Blackwell and her dog Penny. Several years later she returned to Winnipeg and attended Hope Centre which became the center of her Universe.
Doreen was predeceased by her Father William Robert (1965) and her mother Jen (1990) as well as her step-father George (1977), her Aunt Tillie, Dorothy Franklin and Uncles, Ernie Smith, Jack Oliver, and Robert Oliver, and she will be lovingly remembered by her sister Joy and brother in law Albert Cumbers, her three nephews, Murray and Nancy (Nicholas and Andrea), Alan and Debbie (Elisha, Christopher and Jenna), Jay and Shelli (Michael, Stephanie), along with Cousins Gayle and Lynne, Uncle George and several cousins.
When those we love have stepped across
The Threshold of God's Love,
They leave behind those memories
Which make us love them more.
Special thanks to former Marsha Dozer of ACL, Dave Isherwood formerly of Winserv, Alan Simpson of Independent Living, Irene Tallman of Social Services, Care workers Mr. And Mrs. Hiloma, (the late) Jim Dunsford, Fay Hart, Abigall Nicholl as well as Dr. Oscar and Sheilia Domkey, The Misericordia and Seven Oaks Hospitals. All of these people and institutions fought so hard to give Doreen the quality of life she deserved, including The Tuxedo Villa, Station 1 care workers, (Lydia Conopio) and special friends Donna Hope, Doreen Olsen.
Cremation has already taken place and internment will be at 12 noon for immediate family members. Memorial Services will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 5, at Donnelly United Church, with Rev. Robert Johannson officiating.
Special Thanks to Denise Whalley and her crew for all their help. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Association for Community Living, 120 Maryland St. Wpg. MB, R3G lK9 or Donnelly United Church, 1226 Waller Ave, Wpg. MB, R3T 1P6.
ROSE ALICE MANNING
Rose Alice Manning passed away on Monday, January 24, 2005 at the age of 90 years. She was born near Carman, Manitoba on December 19, 1914. Rose is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charlie, to whom she was both a wonderful wife and best friend.
She went to school in St. James and became an accomplished pianist. With her sisters, Ivy and Kathleen, she enjoyed lawn bowling, card games and bingo. She and Charlie travelled to California and travelled to Britain many times. She worked at Eaton's mail order for many years.
Rose was predeceased by her sisters, Ivy and Kathleen Lewis, and brother John Lewis.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held to honour her life on Friday, February 4, at 2:00 p.m., at St. James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate Street, Winnipeg, (just south of Portage Avenue).
In lieu of flowers, donation's in Rose's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4G2.
ALLAN DAVID LANGLOIS
On Sunday, January 30, 2005 at Winnipeg, Allan David Langlois, shown above celebrating his 85th birthday, passed away at the Victoria Hospital in his 90th year with his niece Sharron and her husband Jim at his side.
Allan was born in Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, on August 4, 1915, one of eight children. He was predecease by four brothers; Clem, Bill, Jack and Lorne and two sisters; Marg Bere (Les) and Evelyn Gibson (Art). Surviving his passing are his wife Winnifred and step-daughter Carol Marcelle of Chatham, Ontario; and his brother George, wife Julie, and their son David (Neri) of Toronto. His sister-in-law Mona, Bill's widow, also survives. There are numerous nieces and nephews left to mourn, including Sharron Ballendine (Jim) and their daughters Melinda (Chris) and Joanna, and Carol Reznik (George) and their son George (Auriana).
Allan attended Lord Roberts School and Kelvin High School. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1940 and served until 1946. He served overseas from August 1942 until June 1945 and retired in 1946 with the rank of Captain. From 1946 to 1955 , he was employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs and subsequently with the Department of National Defence until his retirement in 1971.
All was a two-time Canadian Curling Champion having played third with the late Billy Walsh of the Fort Rouge Curling Club when their team won the MacDonald Brier Tankard in 1952 and 1956. He was a past president and honourary life member of Fort Rouge and honourary life member of the Past Presidents Association of Manitoba Curling Clubs. He was subsequently appointed to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Manitoba Curling Club Hall of Fame in 1991.
Allan began curling at the age of 12 at Fort Rouge and won many Junior curling honours. He was president of the Fort Rouge Juniors in 1932, and in 1933 he was elected President of the Manitoba Junior Curling Association.
He was a member of the Fort Rouge and Granite Curling Clubs as well as the Sportsman's Curling Club and was past president of the Granite Senators Curling Club.
In addition to his love of curling, Allan loved to golf. He was a member of Pine Ridge from 1946 to 1955, then in 1961 he joined the Elmhurst Golf and Country Club and was a member until he died, leaving behind many, many friends and great memories.
Cremation has already taken place. At Allan's request, no funeral service will be held. His wish was that all his and acquaintances just enjoy their curling and golf as much as he did.
Sharron and Jim want to thank Dr. Stanley Eng for his wonderful care of Allan and also the staff of Victoria Hospital who were always there for him.
GERTRUDE INEZ ROWLEY
On Thursday, January 27, 2005 at the Health Sciences Centre, Inez Rowley passed away at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her parents and her brother Joe, Inez is survived by her sister-in-law Claire Rowley of Moncton, N.B. and many friends in Winnipeg and in the Maritimes.
Born in Saint John, N.B., Inez served for 22 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring in 1978 with the rank of Petty Officer, 1st Class. In 1980 she moved from the Maritimes to Winnipeg to continue her career at the Health Sciences Centre.
Throughout her life, Inez was a dedicated and faithful member of the United Church and of the United Church Women. During her years in Winnipeg, she contributed greatly to the life and work of St Stephen's-Broadway, McClure, and Silver Heights United Churches. Inez strongly supported and participated in many community organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star (Past Matron), I.T.C., Khartoum Ladies Auxiliary, Daughters of the Nile, Council Member of Bethel #5 Job's Daughters, the Ex-Wrens Assn., the MB Assn., of Parliamentarians, and the Royal Commonwealth Society.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silver Heights United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 3 at Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Avenue at Mount Royal.
KATHERIEN MAY BAKER (nee SAWICH)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Katherien May Baker on January 28, 2005 at Grace General Hospital.
Kathy was predeceased by her husband George Baker on Oct.12, 1988; her father Bruce Sawich; brothers Walter, George, and John Sawich, sisters Mildred (in infancy) and Marie Balash, brother-in law Al Kirsch, nephews Keith Kirsch and Brent Sawich, and nieces Judy Kirsch and Tammy Sawich. Kathy was also predeceased by her special friend Roy Willey.
Kathy leaves behind a loving family who will miss her very much. She is survived by her mother Emma Sawich, only son Ken Sawich (Shelley) and her three grandchildren Aaron, Lauren, and Shauna Sawich. Kathy is also survived by her brothers Bill (Carol), David (Pat), Michael (Christina), and sister Annie, her sisters in law Helen, Isabel and Marilyn and brother-in-law Arnold Balash and many nieces and nephews.
Kathy was born on February 28, 1933 in Greencourt, Alberta. She was the eldest of 10 siblings. While growing up on the farm she had a passion and love for animals which she carried on throughout her joyful life. Kathy moved to Winnipeg in 1950 at the age of 17. She married George Baker, the love of her life, on April 4th, 1953.
After growing up on the farm in Alberta, Mom lived in downtown Winnipeg and St. James. She worked for approximately 20 years at Standard Garment Industries as a seamstress and eventually retired from Eaton's, where she had worked for several years. Kathy was also an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion (#4) where she enjoyed dancing and playing bingo.She eventually moved into the Manitoba Housing Co-op where both she and her mother Emma resided. Kathy enjoyed this part of her life, especially spending time with her mother, who she was able to see every day. Kathy and Emma were very close and truly enjoyed the time they spent together. Kathy had always been close to her mother and attended to all of her needs. Emma will always treasure the memories she has of her daughter. Kathy had numerous friends at the co-op where they would share quality time in dining and playing bingo and cards.
Kathy will be fondly remembered by all those who knew her for her jovial personality and excellent sense of humour. Kathy could make anyone laugh in just about every situation and it was a pleasure to spend time with her. She spent quiet time listening to music and doing puzzles and crosswords.
My fond memories of Mom are of the outings we used to have when I was a child. Some of these include quaint train rides to Winnipeg Beach on the weekends and picnics at the legislative grounds with my Mom and Dad. On Sundays we would take a bus to Assiniboine Park from downtown on Furby St. After enjoying a day in the park, we would have an adventurous walk home to enjoy mom's delicious home-cooked dinner, which was usually roast beef and lemon pie.
Mom was very proud of her grandchildren Aaron, Lauren and Shauna, who she loved very much. They have many treasured memories of her, especially birthday and Christmas celebrations through the years. Mom, you left too soon and your smile, laughter, and very caring ways will be etched in our hearts forever. We will all miss you.
The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, the Grace Hospital ICU and 3rd floor west staff for their compassion and special care.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at at 984 Portage Ave. (entrance on Aubrey Street), with viewing 1 hour prior to the service. Interment followed at Brookside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Gislason, Stephen Gislason, Larry Gislason, Dennis Gislason, Greg Gislason, and Paul Gislason.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
On Thursday, January 27, 2005 at the Concordia Hospital, Katherine Spanier passed away at the age of 88 years.
Kay was predeceased by her parents Henry and Dorothy Petrie, Jack, John and Henry Petrie, sisters Margaret Eckstein, Minnie Garbutt and Karoline Petri, and husbands Jack Doll and Jacob Spanier.
She leaves to cherish her memory her nephews Marvin Eckstein and Taras Diachun and their families and numerous other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 4, at Neil Bardal funeral home, 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto, John Pollock passed away on his 85th birthday.
John was born in Portage La Prairie, MB, the only son of Mr & Mrs. D.H. Pollock. John enlisted in 1939 in Portage La Prairie but later transferred to D Coy of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and went to Jamaica for garrison duty. He was a member of 'C' Force that served in Hong Kong and consequently was a Prisoner of War for 46 months in Sendai #2, Japan. While John was a Prisoner of War and unknown to him, his father passed away. So his mother and 2 sisters were very pleased to have him return and once again have a man in the house.
When John came out of the service he worked at the CNR until his retirement. John loved the ladies, he loved travelling and he loved dancing. It was at a Valentines dance in 1975 that he met his best friend and travelling companion, Ethel Cake. They had 29 special years together, travelling around the world. They loved to attend the Conventions and Reunions for the Hong Kong Veterans' Association and John was very proud of his long-time membership in the Association.
John was pre-deceased by his parents, and both sisters. It was his wish that no memorial service occur but his ashes will be interned in the family plot at Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg, MB.
Grateful thanks are given to his caregiver, Erleen Constance, for all her caring and thoughtfulness.
Cremation has taken place, and an interment will be held at a later date.
"You are finally home, John."
And we that are left grow old with the years, Remembering the heartache, the pain and the tears, Hoping and praying that never again Man will sink to such sorrow and shame; the price that was paid we will always remember Every day - every month - not just in November. "We will remember them."
PASTOR WALTER THEODORE WEIND
OCTOBER 29, 1919 - JANUARY 26, 2005
Family and friends reflect with love, gratitude and sadness on the life and loss of Walter Weind who passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2005.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Edith, his sisters Emilie and Alma and son-in-law Larry Loschiavo.
His life is lovingly remembered by his wife Delila and their two sons David(June) and their children Kirsten (James), Sarah, and Mark; Richard(Norma) and their daughter Laurel;their two daughters Carolyn (David Paschke) and their daughter Tracy (Jeff); and Rosemary (James McDowall) and her daughters Carolyn (Douglas) and Erin Loschiavo; his brother Roy and many loving relatives and friends.
Walter was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor in 1945 and served on the Lutheran Mission Field in Liberia, West Africa and at Christ Lutheran Church in Winnipeg for 29 years. He served on the Board of Luther Home from 1968 to 1998. In retirement, he continued to help where and when he was needed.
He took great joy in his ministry and touched the lives of many throughout his life.
Due to Alzheimers, we have missed him for a long time.
The family wishes to acknowledge with sincere appreciation the support and kindness of friends, relatives and the wonderful staff at Luther Home for their special care, compassion and understanding.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Luther Home, 1081 Andrews Street, Winnipeg, MB R2V 2G9 or Christ Lutheran Church, 815 Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3T 1N3.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29 at Christ Lutheran Church, 815 Inkster Blvd. at Sinclair Street.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear friend and neighbour, Winona Edwards, on January 18, 2005 at the Grace Hospital.
Winona was born on June 12, 1919 in Winnipeg, MB. She was predeceased by her mother, father and her twin sister Opal Edwards. Winona worked for CN/CP until her retirement. For many years Opal and Winona figure skated across North America as the Edward Twins . Their duet presentations have been long remembered by many. Skating was their passion, until Opal was stricken with MS and Winona was left to care for her and her mother. In Winona's later years her neighbour and good friend Della Olsen was her constant care giver and companion. Winona was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and will be sadly missed by her church friends as well as her neighbours.
A funeral was held on Friday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 256 Smith St., Winnipeg, MB.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 256 Smith St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 1K1, the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St., Winnipeg, MB R2L 1X3 or to a charity of your choice.
Together again, skating in the Heaven's Above.
Peacefully Cecil was freed from Alzheimer's, the disease in which he was imprisoned for so long. He leaves to miss his wonderful smile and beautiful blue eyes his wife Joan, his daughter Charlene (Horst Erb) and his last remaining sister Thelma (Roy Fraser), two great-granddaughters Jasmine and Maxine and his special friends Dennis and Heather Halsall, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary, his siblings Bill (Dinah), Fred (Ruth), Walter (Isabel), George (Alice), Kay (Jack Jardine) and Jack (Pauline).
Cecil was very close to his brothers and sisters. The greatest love he shared with all of his siblings was the horse races at Assiniboia Downs. He thought he was a great handicapper but the "big wins" still eluded him. He was known to frequently say "give me fifty and I'll double it for you".
Cecil had a forty year career with the Marlborough Hotel. He started as a young bell hop and ended as the Assistant Manager. Once retired from the Marlborough he and Joan ran the flower shop in the Courts of St. James and he ran hither and yon delivering flowers. He was well-known all around as the man who handed out little lapel roses.
Joan and Charlene wish to thank the many kind people at Kildonan Person Care Centre. The many health care aides, who are truly angels on this earth, cared for him with such tender loving concern. We have truly considered them family members over this last five years, and they will forever be in our grateful hearts.
Cremation has taken place and a service was held at Kildonan Personal Care Centre, 1970 Henderson Hwy on Wednesday January 5, 2005 at 1 p.m.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, friends may make donations to a charity of their choice.
It is with great sadness that the family of Emil Budnick announces his passing on Friday, January 21, 2005.
Emil was a kind and loving father to his children and grandchildren, who were a source of pride and satisfaction to him and his wife Evelyn. His wife Evelyn Budnick (Krajarski) predeceased him on February 19, 2001. He is survived by his sister Natalie Kovalevitch (aged 96); his son Paul (Barbara); daughters, Carol and Louise Bellhouse (David); granddaughters, Christine Budnick (Scott Reynolds) and Karen Budnick (Frank Baldwin), Erika and Laura Bellhouse; and great-grandson, Dawson Reynolds.
Emil was born on October 1, 1915 in Winnipeg, where he lived his entire life. Until his retirement, Emil worked hard to support his family through the various businesses he owned and managed, including a shoe store and an insurance agency. Music was an important part of his life. He had a fine tenor voice and he loved to sing. This love of music and, the arts in general, he passed on to his children and grandchildren. With his wife, Evelyn, he enjoyed attending the symphony, opera and ballet. Evelyn accompanied him on the piano when he sang. After his retirement he and Evelyn performed with the Happy Homesteaders choral group. Emil and Evelyn met on the tennis court and Emil continued to play tennis into his 70's with his children and grandchildren. Besides his pleasure in music, Emil enjoyed the theatre, square dancing, curling, fishing, golf and making jewelry. Evelyn's love of travel took Emil throughout North America and to Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Russia, and Australia. Right up until his death Emil was continuing to learn new songs.
The last three years of Emil's life were enriched by the friendship of Doris Findlay, a fine pianist, who accompanied him, encouraged him to learn new songs and taught him to play cribbage.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Moncek and the staff of level three, unit seven of the Seven Oaks General Hospital for making him comfortable during his short stay there. We would also like to thank the Age Opportunity Centre and the Home Care staff at the Kiwanis Chateau.
A memorial celebration of Emil's life was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 29 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage, entrance on Aubrey Street.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Emil may be made to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 101-555 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3 or a charity of your choice.
HILDA WEST (NEE NEWBERY)
It is with much sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Hilda West on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at the Grace Hospital at the age of 90 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Everett in 1982 and by both parents while still a teenager. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her children Norma; Judy (Charles) Appelt; and Warren (Marlene); grandchildren Blake (Leslie) Appelt, Trina (Al) McGregor, Liana Van Mol, Wade Appelt, Meeghan West, Daryn West; great grandchildren April McGregor, Allysa and Jessica Appelt.
Mom was devoted to her family. She worked alongside her husband for over 40 years as a partner in different grocery store ventures, while at the same time raising her family. She demonstrated strength, dedication and love within her family and involved herself as much as possible in their lives and activities. She never turned down an invitation to spend her time with us. We are truly grateful for the memories she has left us with and the lasting impact she has had on each one of us. We are so thankful to be able to call her our Mom and Nana.
In her later years she enjoyed the company of a few close friends doing crafts, seeking out bargains, or just visiting and having a cup of tea. She always enjoyed being with younger people and hearing about their families and activities. She was a very special person to all those who knew her.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Grace Hospital for her care over the past 7 weeks, to Major Gordon Jarvis for his support and to those friends who have expressed concern and asked about her and offered support during her hospital stay.
A private family service was held and we request in lieu of flowers, should you desire, that a donation be made to the University of Manitoba; re: The McCrorie-West Family Fellowship for Alzheimer Research, which Hilda was key in helping establish, and forwarded to the Department of Private Funding, 179 Continuing Education Complex, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2, or a charity of your choice.
ELSIE ELIZABETH GALLAGHER
Peacefully on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at Lions Manor Personal Care Center our beloved mother and much loved Amma passed away after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Her memory will be treasured by her four children, Ed (Dianne), Joe (Judy), Diana (Tom) and Daniel. She was a very special Amma to Ross (Grace), Heather (Mike), Michelle (mother, Barb); Lisa (Jim), Danny (Therese), Clarke (Tara); Dena (Jarret), Tami (Matt), Michael (Gen); Stephen, Conrad, Jackson (mother, Lyn); and great-Amma to Jordan, Megan, Owen, Ashley, Jacob, Ethan, Sara and Sydney.
She is also survived by her sister Barbara (Paul); sisters-in-law Mamie, Marion, Marge and Frances; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Edward; parents Maria and Sam Sigurdson; four brothers and two sisters.
Mom was born in Lundar on April 10, 1919 and lived most of her life in Winnipeg. She was very proud of her Icelandic heritage. She was a founding member of the West End Credit Union and actively involved in Prairie Crocus Toastmistress. Mom pursued a career in real estate which she continued following their move to B.C in 1974. In addition, for 18 years she served as returning officer for the federal riding of Fraser Valley West.
Family and friends meant everything to Mom and she took great delight in visits from her grandchildren, great grandchildren and long-time friends. The coffee was always on and you were always made to feel welcome. Mom returned to Winnipeg in 1997 and since May 2000 was a resident of the Lions Manor Personal Care Center. The family would like to thank the professional, dedicated staff of the 3rd floor for the loving, compassionate care given to our mother.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at Saint Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, 3597 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB with Monsignor Louis McCloskey officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2C 4G2, or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4th Floor, 141 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0R3.
GUY ALLEN KAUFFMAN
Guy passed away January 23, 2005, and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ruth Helen (nee Graham). Predeceased by his brother Glenn. Survived by niece Bertha Devoni (Joseph); nephews, Guy (Joyce) and Wayne (Vivien). As Guy wished, cremation has taken place and there will be a private family interment only. Flowers gratefully declined.
1941 - 2005
Peacefully, on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, Frank passed away at the Health Sciences Centre.
Frank was predeceased by his father George and his mother Myrtle. He leaves to honour his memory, his brother and friend Don (Sandy), his circle of extended family and his friends, including, those at the Health Sciences Centre and Dialysis units.
Frank was born, and lived his early years in Flin Flon, Manitoba, and he never forgot his roots, with lasing friendships from his youth, visits to his 'home town' for family weddings and celebrations, and attending Flin Flon dinners in Winnipeg. He was actively proud too of his family heritage, extensively researching his genealogy through the Simpsons, the McDermots, and the Bannatynes. His knowledge of family history gave richness to one of his favourite topics of conversation.
Frank appreciated music, art, travel, reading, and a hot cup of coffee on his deck in the early morning sun. He enjoyed visiting and break-fasting with his friends and neighbours and was always up for a good chat. He greatly enjoyed nature and the great outdoors, especially near a lake, and while he was still able to, boating, swimming tirelessly, and playing like a porpoise.
In his decline, he amazed all who knew him with his dignity, courage, and fortitude in his approach to and acceptance of his illness and the many obstacles it presented him.We find comfort in knowing that Frank is now at rest and at peace.
There was a service to honour his life and acknowledge his death on Tuesday January 25, at 3:00 p.m., at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street).
In lieu of flowers, if friends so wish, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, 730 Taylor Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2K8 would be met with appreciation.
FLOYD NELSON BUTTERFIELD
After a short illness, Floyd passed away at Deer Lodge Centre on January 19, 2005, at the age of 82.
Floyd was predeceased by his beloved wife Doris in 2001. He will be missed, yet never forgotten, by his three sons David (Maureen), Garth (Nancy) and Donald (Joan) and by his grandchildren Adam, Gabriel, Sarah, Jasper, Chantel, Nicholas and Maia.
Floyd was a loving, kind and generous person whose life centred around his children, grandchildren and his faith. Floyd was baptized in the Community of Christ church, where he was a longstanding elder and priest. Floyd and Doris were dedicated to their community, opening their hearts and homes to troubled children for many years.
Floyd graduated from UBC as a Chemical Engineer and prior to his retirement to B.C. in 1985, was Plant Manager at Simplot in Brandon. Floyd was a dedicated Boy Scout leader, loved working in his large and bountiful B.C. garden and enjoyed downhill skiing. Interment and a memorial service will be held in Chilliwack, B.C.
The family conveys its heartfelt thanks to Floyd’s wonderful caregivers at Tower 3, Deer Lodge Centre, whose kindness and care made Floyd’s final years comfortable and happy.
It is with sadness that the family and friends announce Dave’s passing on the evening of January 17th, 2005, following a stroke in early December.
Dave was predeceased by his wife Vickie (1 January 2000), parents Richard and Mary Ann, brothers Robert, John (Wally), and Glenn. He is survived by his daughter Sandy (Brian) James, and grandsons Colin and Brett James. Dave is also survived by his step daughter Fay (Ernie) Krause, step grandchildren Ernie (wife Cathy, son Zach), Lisa Grey (husband Rick, daughter Allysa), Deanna Smith (husband Dan, son Danny), and Shirley Krause; his sisters Isabelle Tonn and Ruth Kirkland, numerous nieces and nephews across Canada.
Dad was born on the family homestead in Grass River, Manitoba, to Richard and Mary Anne (Lorimer). The second youngest of 5 children. Dad enlisted in the Argyle and Southern Highlanders 22 November 1943, trained at Esquimalt and then on to serve in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. A great deal of his service was spent in the liberation of Holland. Dad was discharged from the service 9 October 1946.
Dad came back to Canada and bought himself a Harley Davidson, and proceeded to see Canada. He picked up jobs across the country, mainly in logging camps, until he hit Fort Frances, Ontario. This is where he met Victoria Kozak. He worked in the paper mill in International Falls for some time. Dad & Mom returned to Winnipeg in 1949, where dad started with the Canadian Pacific Railway as a brakeman.
Dad contracted polio in September of 1953. He spent the next 2.5 years in Deer Lodge Hospital, where he eventually managed to move into a wheelchair and regain some dexterity in his hands. By June 1956, dad was able to walk with braces and started back with C.P. in the Information Office, in the Main Station on Higgins Avenue. With the transition of the passenger service over to VIA Rail, dad moved at that time to the VIA Rail Station on Main Street, retiring in 1984.
Dad was a volunteer with Independent Living Resource Centre for the past 17 years and was still in the office in December 2004. The friends he created there will always remember and cherish his humour as well as his ability to win the football pools.
In July 2002, dad suffered an abdominal aortic aneurysm, his survival prognosis was slim. With his usual persistent strong nature and never give up attitude, he regained enough strength to live on his own again, continue volunteering and be with us a few more years.
The family would like to thank the homecare attendants, who every day saw his quality of life was the best it could be: Ponce, Chris, Franklin and Kerry. These gentlemen ensured he was up in the morning and in bed at night. They provided his physical support as well as early morning & evening companionship.
A funeral service was held Saturday, 22 January 2005, 2:00 p.m., Sturgeon Creek United Church, 207 Thompson Drive. (Wheelchair Accessible). Mr. Ted Batters officiating.
Dad had requested donations be made to the charity of one’s choice.