DELIA LECUYER (NEE MCKAY)
Peacefully on January 16, 2005, at Park Manor Nursing Home, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at age 90.
Delia was predeceased by her parents Justine and Charles, her daughter Anita, her grand-daughter Tanya and grandson Renee.
Delia was born in St. Francois Xavier. She raised her family in St. Eustache, Oakbank and Hazelridge. She moved to Transcona in the late 60's where she resided until her passing.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children Marcelline, Miril (Kay), Gilbert, Cyril (Jeanette), Camille (Joe), Angela (Herman), Doreen and Melvin, 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Delia had little time to herself while she raised her family, whom she was very devoted to. She loved gardening and the outdoors. She loved her walks especially in the summer times. She enjoyed picking berries. Cranberries were her favourite and she could always find them. When her children left, she bowled in Transcona for many years. She made several trips to B.C. by train and the beauty of the Rockies always impressed her.
Delia was baptized in the Oakbank Baptist Church in 1964. When she moved to Transcona she became a member at Tabor Baptist. Her faith in the Lord was strong and she enjoyed her fellowship and activities at Tabor immensely. She loved life.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Park Manor Nursing Home for the wonderful care they took of our beloved Mom during her last years and especially the compassion shown her last days. Also special thanks to Pastors Mark Scott and John Diamond, and Palliative Care for their warmth and loving care during her last hours.
At Delia's request cremation has taken place. For friends and family a memorial service was held at Tabor Baptist Church, 710 Madeline Street on Thursday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Rod Giesbrecht, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Delia's memory to Park Manor Nursing Home, 301 Redonda Street, Winnipeg, MB R2C 1L7.
Mom we know you're at peace because you're now in God's care, but you'll be forever in our hearts. We'll miss you always. Your journey is now complete. Love always. We mourn your passing. Your Family
Delia will always be remembered for her radiant smile.
REV. DR. THOMAS SAUNDERS
On January 15, after a long and full life, Thomas Saunders died at Grace Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife, Vera McDonald; three sons, Tom (Keiko), Clark, and Allan (Megumi); seven grandchildren, Christina and Tommy; Andrew (Jenny), Alison and Katie; and Manna (Rob) and Daniel (Christy); also by two sisters-in-law, Marguerite Saunders of Victoria and Alison Martin of West Vancouver. He was predeceased by his first wife, Janet.
Dr. Saunders was born near Dunfermline, Scotland, and came to Canada with his family at the age of 11. A graduate in Arts and Theology from United College, he served as United Church minister in Rapid City and Holland, MB; Chalmers Church, Winnipeg; West Vancouver; and St. Norbert; as well as serving as a Canadian army chaplain in Britain and Northwest Europe during the Second World War. In 1960 he joined the staff of the Winnipeg Free Press as an editorial writer, becoming literary editor shortly afterwards. His writings included six books of poetry as well as numerous journal articles and contributions to other books. Other involvements included the St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg, where he served both as president and as chaplain, and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of which he was chaplain for some years.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at Westworth United Church on Tuesday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Saunders' memory may be made to Westworth United Church Memorial Fund.
MARGARET GIBSON CAMPBELL
DECEMBER 11, 1921 - JANUARY 11, 2005
Peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, passed away from us to be with her Lord.
At two years of age, Margaret immigrated from Scotland to the West End of Winnipeg where she led a full life, working for the provincial government, her churches, the Order of the Eastern Star and her friends and neighbours.
She was predeceased by her parents in 1972.
A celebration of her life was held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, at Saint Matthew's Anglican Church at the corner of Saint Matthews Avenue and Maryland Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's honour may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, R3C 4A6, or to Saint Matthew's Anglican Church, 641 Saint Matthews Avenue, R3G 0G6.
Suddenly after a brief illness, Irvin Pruden passed away on January 12, 2005 at the Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 53 years.
Irvin is lovingly remembered by Doreen (Tom), Elsie (Bill), Jim (Florence) and Cecil (Jeanette), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service was held on Monday, January 17 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (Aubrey Street entrance) at 1:00 p.m.
Born March 19, 1917 - a loving sister of Charles Alfred Manning.
Linda resided with her mother from birth until 1982 when she entered the Golden Links Lodge, 2280 St. Mary's Road, St. Vital.
Linda passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2005.
Cremation has taken place and Linda's ashes will be interred in her mother's grave at a private graveside service.
ARTHUR R. TAVENER
MARCH 24, 1922 - MARCH 11, 2005
Art was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and enlisted in the R.C.N.V.R. in November 1939. From 1940 to November 1945, he served on armed Convoys (D.E.M.S.) in the North Atlantic; the South Pacific, the Far East; and on the "Murmansk Run" to Russia.
Art was employed with painting and decorating firms in Winnipeg and on the northern D.E.W. Line. For the next 20 years, he was employed with the Federal Government at C.F.B. Winnipeg and at Deer Lodge Veteran's Hospital from where he retired in 1987.
Art was a long service member of the A.N.A.F., Unit 60.
Art is survived by his loving wife Eileen, his daughter Dale, two granddaughters and two great grandchildren. He also leaves his sister; Elsie Gunther, his nephew and niece and their families, all of Virginia, U.S.A.
Art was predeceased by his infant daughter Judith in 1951 and also by his son Patrick in 1988.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. Interment in the Military section of Brookside Cemetery.
February 17, 1928 - March 13, 2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Muriel (nee Brown) at Oakview Nursing Home, Winnipeg, the beloved wife of Jack for 55 years.
Muriel, born in Newcastle on Tyne, UK and immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada in 1956 with her family. She leaves to mourn her loving family, sister Gwenneth (Nick); her children, Neil (Margaret), Howard, Anne, (Alick Watson), and Peter (Cheryl); and grandchildren, Troy (Penny), Tannis, Julia, Fiona, Gillian, Kyla, Sydney; and great-grandchildren, Ashley and Jade.
Muriel was a schoolteacher in England and a keen outdoors person where she met and married Jack in 1950 and together pursued there many joint interests of hillwalking, camping, gardening, church and their beloved Victoria Beach cottage life. It was her hope that her interests and ideals would continue to be shared by her family.
A cremation and committal has already taken place and a memorial service will take place for family and friends at St. George's Church, Crescentwood (Grosvenor at Wilton) at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 18. A reception will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.
ERIKA CARMEN WALTRAUT KASCHUBOWSKI
Suddenly, at home, with her sister by her side, Erika passed away at the age of 54 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sisters Barbara (Earl) and Angelica, brothers Edmund (Jovanna) and Siegmund (Margaret) and many nieces, nephews and grand nephews.
Erika was predeceased by her mother Waltraut in 1996, father Isador in 1955 and brother Gunter in 1985.
Erika had a love for all animals, especially her dog Kim.
A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. Cremation to follow.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to the paramedics for their help and support.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 102 - 310 Broadway, R3C 0S3.
ELSIE POKRANT (nee DREGER)
On Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg with her family at her side, Elsie passed away at the age of 92.
Elsie is survived by her daughters, Shirley and Hazel (Jaromir Zahradnik); four grandchildren, Mindy (Fred Rodeway), Kimberley (Don Last), Marce, and Zach; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Chelsea, Brandon, Jaret, and Colby; three sisters, Emma Pokrant, Bertha Pokrant, and Almina Busch; two sisters-in-law Myrtle Dreger, and Annie Dreger and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elsie was born on the October 6, 1912 in Morris, Manitoba. She was one of 13 children born to August and Augusta Dreger. She attended school in Morris and later worked for Plett's, Schuman's, Stevenson's, and Wilton's. Her sister Vera and her did many things together stooking hay for their father, acting in Luther League plays, learning to dance the Charleston and eventually marrying their sweethearts on the same day in a double wedding ceremony on the September 7, 1934 in Morris.
Elsie and Carl lived in a number of locations in Manitoba Blumenfield, St. Elizabeth, Rosenfeld, Altona, Emerson, Eriksdale, Beausejour, due to Carl's career in education. They eventually retired in Winnipeg and lived at St. Edmund's Bay for almost 20 years until Carl's death in November 1992. For the last 12 years, Elsie lived in her condo on Pembina Highway.
Over the years, Elsie enjoyed playing the organ, gardening, and creating many pieces of needlework, especially beautiful petit point. She also was very active in her church, teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir. At age 79, she took driving lessons, determined to take over the task of driving when Carl could no longer do so. She also enjoyed taking the transit bus downtown to shop and to have lunch at Eaton's. In later years, she frequently reminisced about the old days over the phone with her sister Bertha. When her sister Emma came to visit her, she was happy to cook and share some of her favourite dishes.
Our very special thanks to all the staff at Victoria Hospital for the compassionate care given to Elsie, for the last number of months. Also sincere thanks to Pastor Mitchler for his support and prayers.
A funeral service was held at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 200 Dalhousie Dr. in Fort Garry, on Tuesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ed Mitchler officiating. Reception at the church will follow the service and then interment at Rosenfeld Cemetery.
Dear Lord Put your arms around her, Hold her in your care, Make up for all she suffered, And all she had to bear. She went through much in silence, Her spirit did not bend, She faced her trials with courage, Until the very end. It broke our hearts to lose her, But she did not go alone, For part of us went with her, The day God called her home. We love you and will miss you very much.
On Sunday, March 6, 2005, Freda Borger passed away suddenly at Seven Oaks General Hospital. After nearly 50 years, she is finally reunited with her husband George who passed away in 1956, her daughter-in-law Paulette Borger in 1996 and all her brothers and sisters.
She leaves to mourn her son Ron (Joanne), grandchildren Debbie (Edouard), Jonathan (Satellite and The Other One) and Sierra, nephews Randy (Diane) and Rod (Karen) and many other nieces and nephews.
To Freda, hard work was simply a fact of life, a fact she never backed away from. A hairdresser for almost 30 years, she worked both day and night to raise her only son, mostly at Windsor Park Hair Fashion with her good friend and boss, Toni. After retirement, Freda lived out the rest of her years travelling with family, gambling in Las Vegas, and spoiling her two grandchildren.
Ultimately, Freda never asked anything from anyone, but was always willing to give to others.
Granny, you will be missed dearly, and will always be in our thoughts and hearts. We know that you are in a better place.
At Freda's request, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook St., R3C 2B7, or a charity of choice.
ADAM NORMAN LECOURS
It is with great sorrow that we announce the tragic death of Adam, father and best friend to his beloved daughter, Jessica Lecours. Adam continued his journey on Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the age of 34 years.
Adam will be forever mourned by his loving mother and father, Judy and Sabry El-Hakim and brother Ian Lecours (Marisa). He will be dearly missed by his grandparents, Hazel and Harry Harkes, and his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Left with countless and precious memories are his mother-in-law, Judy Bartlett (Doug), brother-in-law, Devin Dietrich (Ingrid) as well as his parenting partner and friend/companion Noelle Dietrich.
Adam was a gentle creature, immediately liked by all who shared his path. He could often be found "kicking back" with a good book and a cup of tea. His love for the country led Adam to many weekends spent with friends at "Dave's Lake". Above all he cherished every moment shared with Jess, whether camping, playing video games, or just talking over breakfast.
Adam will be sadly missed and forever remembered by those whom he touched so deeply - his many, many friends and co-workers.
A memorial service was held on Friday, March 11, at Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch St. at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba,120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6, in honor of Adam's Grandmother.
WILMA DOREEN HAMILTON
(HER LIGHT LINGERS ON)
Quietly and peacefully, on Monday, March 7, 2005, Wilma Doreen Hamilton (nee Everett) passed into the ages. In life she was a paragon of vitality and virtue. She faced her illness with the same grace, dignity and stoicism with which she lived and remains an inspiration to us all.
Born November 16th, 1931 in Reston, Manitoba, Mom remained a daughter of the Prairie all her life. Her life values and work ethic were completely grounded in her formative years, particularly the influence of her beloved father who guided her way with a steady hand. She never forgot her roots, ever, and everyone who knew her was touched by her purity of spirit and unwavering convictions.
In thinking of Wilma, we all recall her passion for life, her boundless generosity and intense loyalty that touched neighbour, friend, family and stranger alike. Among family she was a rock. In friendship a lifelong companion. In business a model of integrity. She will be dearly missed by all her family and her many friends, always.
Wilma is survived by four children-Jim and John of Winnipeg, Neil of San Francisco and Joan of Toronto-as well as two grandchildren, Maxine and Sonia. She is also survived by her brothers, Earl and Ron, and her sisters Marion, Phyllis and Lynn. She was previously deceased by her parents, James and Lydia Everett, a brother, Glen, and most recently by her beloved husband, Jack.
May God in his infinite and benign wisdom watch over her and Jack. We smile and remember Wilma, assured that a new star burns brightly in the heavens now and forever.
A funeral service took place at noon on Saturday, March 12 at St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, 255 Oak Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, R3C 2B7.
OTTO FRANZ ISAAK
January 7, 1930 - March 4, 2005
It is with deep sadness the family of Otto Isaak, announce his passing at Oakview Care Home after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Martha Isaak.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie; his only daughter Debbie (Rick), his sons Frank (Donna) and Roland; his precious grandchildren Shannon (Sadiq), Sarah Jean, Tamara (Richard), Leanna, Kristina, Jennifer and only grandson, Justin.
Otto leaves them all with fond memories of the times he spent with them in their growing years, especially the summer days at the lake. He was an avid hunter and fisherman for many years till the Parkinson's took over.
He will be sadly missed by his sisters Violet, Nellie and Martha; his only brother Bruno (Esther) and his sister-in-law Barbara (Ken). He will be extremely missed by his long time friends of 55 years, George and Terry Brunsel, and son Craig. Also missing him will be his many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their thanks to the wonderful nurses and Health Care "Angels" on the 3rd floor at Grace Hospital for their never ending care they bestowed upon Otto in the weeks he was there. Also, a big thank you to our many supportive and caring friends.
Otto was born and raised in Winnipeg where he resided most of his life with the exception of 12 years spent in Gillam, Manitoba while employed with Manitoba Hydro. Prior to those years he spent 10 years driving a city bus for Winnipeg Transit.
In keeping with Otto's wishes there will be no funeral service or burial at this time. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Otto's memory may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 302 - 171 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1M4 or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.
BEVERLEY ANNE MAZUR (NEE MCLEOD)
Peacefully in her sleep, on Friday, March 4, 2005, Beverley passed away at the Grace General Hospital.
Bev was predeceased by her parents Dr. C.D. and Kathleen I. (Milligan) McLeod and is survived by her loving husband Kenneth E. Mazur. Although Bev had no immediate family survivors she had the love and adulation of many "nieces, nephews and cousins".
On the infamous day of September 2, 1939, a diagnosis confirmed that Bev was a Type I diabetic. Thus began a long road of survival with help, love, determination and knowledge of her parents who instilled in her that she was not a diabetic but a person who had diabetes. This thought was with her at all times and gave her the strength to survive and enjoy a happy, fruitful life.
Bev was born on March 22, 1936 in Winnipeg. She graduated from Balmoral Hall in 1954 and from Victoria General Hospital, as a Registered Nurse in 1958. She nursed briefly at Children's Hospital and then for many years at the Winnipeg Clinic. She was also a member of the Junior League of Winnipeg and did volunteer work in Winnipeg and Edmonton.
Bev was very proud and honoured to be a 5th generation descendant of the Selkirk Settlers, and a member of the Clan McLeod Society.
Heartfelt thanks to all staff at Deer Lodge Centre and Grace Hospital for the special care, love and devotion they provided to Bev, who fully appreciated your efforts. Also for their love and support Bev wished to thank Noel and Don, Gerrie and family, and "Little Bev from Newfie" who proclaimed us as her adoptive parents.
Bev has requested that no flowers be sent but if desired, donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1101 - 191 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T4, C.N.I.B., 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M3 or a charity of choice.
Bev, thank you for the boundless love and devotion you gave me over the years. Now you are at peace, rest well; you deserve it. Love always, Ken.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 10 at , 984 Protage Avenue (entrance on Aubrey Street) at 11:00 a.m.
Peacefully at Gimli, Bjorg (Bunny) Elliott, born Snjoluag Bjorg Guttormson
August 2, 1916 - March 1, 2005.
Predeceased by her loving husband Arvid in 1993, sisters-in-law Mabel, Doreen, Noreen and Alice and brothers-in-law Evrett and Jens.
The memory of Bjorg will be cherished by her children Sherman (Karen) Elliott, Mavis (Grant) Kolodie and Karen (Dan) Laing; by her grandchildren Sheila (Kevin), Shayne, Gayle (Tim), Stewart, Curtis, Tristin (Bill), Deanna (Jordan) and Brett (Megan); great granddaughter Kyrra; by her brothers and sisters, Herman, Agnes (Bill), Thor, Mike, Anna (Don), Diane (Charlie) and Lu (Joe); sisters-in-law Eldeen and Mildred and brother-in-law Clarence (Sue) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bjorg was born the second eldest of Oddur and Nya Guttormson. Bjorg was very proud of her Icelandic heritage. Being raised in the community of Husavik where Icelandic was her first language she remained fluent both written and oral. In this setting, Bjorg also gained a deep sense of family which was very evident by her constant interest and pride in her family's thoughts and activities.
Special thanks to Selkirk Chapter No. 35, O.E.S. and Harrow United Church Seniors Group, where Bjorg was a proud member and from them received frequent visits, cards and gifts. Many thanks for the special care Bjorg received at Bethania BTU and Gimli Betel where she came home to spend her final months near her beloved community.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Avenue with interment at Husavik Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Husavik Cemetery Fund, c/o N. Affleck, Box 1205, Gimli, Mb., R0C 1B0.
AUDREY RUTH PEPIN (NEE GISTI)
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend and dedicated volunteer was tragically and unexpectedly taken away from us, along with her sister-in-law Marlene Gisti, February 26, 2005 at the age of 66 years.
Audrey was born August 12, 1938 at Inwood, Manitoba. She was the youngest daughter of Alf and Jean Gisti. Audrey married her husband Ray on August 10, 1957. They made their home in Winnipeg until relocating to Calgary in 1976. Once settling in Calgary, Audrey and Ray raised their two children Doug and Brenda. Audrey was a dedicated mother who spent countless hours joyfully watching her children participate in their many extracurricular activities. In her later years, Audrey kept busy as a volunteer at the Rockyview Hospital and Lutheran Church of the Cross, as "official seamstress and knitter" to many and dear friend to all. Her continuous dedication to family and friends remained her true passion.
Audrey is predeceased by her parents and her husband Ray. Left to remember her life are her son Doug and wife Susan and their children Sarah and Ashley all of Calgary, along with her daughter, Brenda and husband Rob Carroll of Yellowknife. Audrey is also survived by her sisters June (Bill) McKague, Margaret (Paul) Veldkamp, and her brother Martin Gisti. She also leaves behind a large and loving extended family.
Audrey's giving nature, warm smile, adventurous spirit and constant friendship will be missed by all.
A funeral service for Audrey was held, together with Marlene Gisti, at 2 p.m. Thursday March 3rd, 2005 at St. Chad's Anglican Church, 3390 Portage Avenue.
A memorial service will also be held in Calgary at 2 p.m. on Saturday March 5th, 2005 at Lutheran Church of the Cross 10620 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Lutheran Church of the Cross. Email: Dianne@churchofthecross.ca
MARLENE DAWN GISTI (nee BROWN)
With great sadness, the family of Marlene Gisti announces her sudden passing on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the age of 57. We take comfort in knowing that Marlene starts her journey alongside her sister-in-law and good friend Audrey Pepin, and her beloved dog Rylee.
Marlene will be greatly missed, and lovingly remembered by her husband Martin, children Kevin (Laura) and Joanne (Doug) Meister, father Murray Brown, brother Don (Valerie) Brown, grandchildren Darren, Emma and Eva, a loving extended family, and a vast network of close friends.
Marlene was predeceased by her mother Helen Brown, father-in-law Alf Gisti, mother-in-law Jean Gisti.
Marlene was born on August 13, 1947, and raised in Inwood, Manitoba, where she met and married Martin. They settled in Winnipeg, where Marlene devoted herself to raising her family, taking pride in her children and their accomplishments. For many years, she balanced this loving home-life with her second career in the accounts department of United Messenger, and enjoyed working there among friends. Every summer opened the revolving door on the family cottage where Marlene welcomed friends and family alike, and no guest was ever sent away hungry. Her most cherished role however was as Grandma to Darren, Emma and Eva. She adored her grandchildren, and they filled her heart with joy.
Marlene embodied warmth and generosity; to be invited into her home was to be treated like family. Everyone who knew her carries fond memories of coffee and laughter around the kitchen table, or fabulous meals and more laughter down at the lake. She will be missed by so many.
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who have offered their help at this difficult time. We are especially grateful for the efforts of the RCMP officers, paramedics and all who stopped to offer assistance.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 3 at 2:00 pm at St. Chad's Anglican Church, 3390 Portage Avenue.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Grace General Hospital Foundation, 300 Booth Dr., R3J 3M7 or Children's Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Avenue, R3C 3J2.