AUDREY MARIE TOVEY (NEE DOWNEY)
Passed away peacefully on Friday March 25, 2005 at Riverview Health Centre. She will be fondly remembered and missed by her family. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Chapman; her parents, Patrick Joseph Downey and Elizabeth Downey (nee Coster); and her sister Alice (Joseph) Fullan. Audrey leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Tom (Claudette) Fullan; granddaughter Danielle (David) Kolton; and grandson Jonathan Fullan. She will also be lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Tate, and Nathalie.
Audrey was born on June 7, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario. She worked for 30 years at National Trust Incorporated. During her retirement, Audrey was actively involved at the Courts of Columbus. The pleasure she took in card games, liturgy planning, and volunteer pursuits kept her young and involved with many people over the years.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Riverview Health Centre for their loving kindness, compassion, and caring throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation.
A memorial service to celebrate her life was held in the chapel at Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, on Friday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. with Father Michael Koryluk officiating.
RICHARD FREDERICK BRANGAN
1907 - 2005
Peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2005, Richard Brangan passed away at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 97 years.
He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his sister Helena and by his daughters Lorraine (Clement) McIntosh and Lynne Barley (John Cholakis); grandchildren Craig (Lori), Grant and Scott McIntosh, Tim (Jennifer) Cox and Annemarie (Tim) Peter. He was predeceased by his loving and devoted wives Cicelieu "Cis" in 1974 and by his second wife Gertrude in 1998. His sister Dora passed away in November, 2004.
Dad was born in London, England and came to Canada as an infant when his parents settled in Winnipeg. Following his formal education, he was employed by the Manitoba Government and for many years was the Provincial Auditor of Disbursements, retiring from that position in 1973. For several years, Dad enjoyed wintering in San Diego, CA and Destin, Florida. He was an avid golfer, enjoying both golf and curling at the Wildewood Club. He was also a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 4.
In recent years, Dad resided at Lions Place on Portage Avenue, where he made many new friends. He enjoyed their bridge, cribbage and "31" games.
A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. Private interment at Garry Memorial Park with his grandchildren as pallbearers.
Peacefully, after many close days with his family at his side, David Hilderman passed away on the night of Saturday, March 26, 2005. David's wife of 60 years Teresa, son Richard, daughter Gertrude, his parents and his two brothers Fred and Jack all predeceased him. He is survived by his son Arthur (Audrey) Hilderman, daughter Janet (Moe) Claude, and grandchildren James (Bria), Garrett, Courtney and Chelsea, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Dad was born on November 16, 1912 in Winnipeg. His early years were spent in Rhein, Saskatchewan. The family moved back to Winnipeg in the 1920's where he resided ever since.
Dad was an accomplished carpenter and draughtsman, making his living with the skills he had in those areas. Mom and Dad spent many happy years at their cottage at Sandy Hook which Dad built. His interests included sports and photography and he has left us many fine examples both in our hearts and minds and in our homes, attesting to the thoroughness that he exemplified in each of those interests. Each member of our family has fond memories of dad's kindness in the many practical and generous things that he did for us. His wisdom, strength and knowledge will be sorely missed.
A special thanks to the nurses, staff and volunteers at Vista Park Lodge and Lions Place.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 30 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberley Avenue, with viewing 1 hour prior to the service.
Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Grace Lutheran Church, Winnipeg, R2K 0X3; where Dad was a Charter Member.
WILLIAM BERNARD PENNER
November 24, 1915 - March 26, 2005
Bill died Saturday, March 26, 2005 after living for years with Parkinson's Disease.
He leaves behind his beloved and loving wife Mildred Edna Penner (nee Shellrude); his children, Ruth Peters (Gordon), Sharon Penner (Larry), Carol Preston (Gordon), Ross Penner (Dawn) and Kathryn Penner; and his grandchildren, Allison, Ken, Joel, Jotham, Thomas, Matthew, Claire, Stephen and Timothy. Bill was predeceased by his beloved granddaughter Emily.
Bill was a loving, kind and gentle man. He took great joy in his relationship with God and in his family. He loved working with his hands, being out in nature and reading his Bible. Bill died at Easter in the sure and certain knowledge of God's unconditional love and the promise of resurrection. We will miss him, yet we also joyfully release him to be with God.
Interment took place at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. A memorial service followed at 2:00 p.m., St Margaret's Anglican Church, Westminster at Ethelbert.
MARJORIE EVELYN SMITH
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at the Poseidon Care Centre, Mrs. Marjorie Smith, aged 92 years, of Winnipeg, MB completed her journey here on earth.
Marjorie was predeceased by husband Frank James Smith and son Kenneth James Smith. Marjorie leaves to mourn her passing son Dale and wife Elaine - their children, Ryan and Tara (Mike) of Regina, SK; her daughter Elaine Pinchbeck and husband Michael of Whitby, ON; her son Stewart and wife Pat - his stepchildren, Lisa MacGregor (Tim) - their children, Cole and Scott of Winnipeg, MB, Cathy Bourne (Shawn) - their children, Spencer and Jordan, Jeff Vincent (Jacqui) - their children, Robyn, Kyle and Donald; daughter-in-law Linda - her and Ken's children, Crystal (Terry), Andrea (Andrew), James, and Chris (Bernie) - their children, McKenna, Matthew and Erin of Winnipeg, MB.
She was fondly known as Nan by Cindy Lamouriex (Shawn) - their daughter Cayley. Mom was raised in Basswood, MB. After graduation from Normal School, she taught at Meadowdale School where she met her husband Frank and lived in this rural community until her husband's death. Mom taught at schools throughout Manitoba eventually retiring from Daerwood School in Selkirk. Mom's special passion was children, curling and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mom continued her love of teaching and her pursuit of education delivery through her years of volunteer work concluding in 1999 at River Elm School.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at the Poseidon Care Centre, especially to each of you on the 4th floor who lovingly cared for our Mother for the past four years. Mom always enjoyed participating in the special functions provided by the Activities Department.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice involving her favourite love - children. Cremation has taken place.
A family service and reception was held Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave. Aubrey Street entrance.
A letter to our beautiful Mother: Mom, it is with sad hearts that we say goodbye to you. Each of us has special memories that will slip into our hearts each day. Sometimes it will be with tears of sorrow, other times it will be with a smile of a remembered moment of joy. Though we will all miss you greatly, we will take heart knowing God has taken you under His protective wing to join our Dad and brother Ken in Heaven. - With undying love from your children.
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Ron Heimbecker of Winnipeg passed away at the age of 71 years.
Ron was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth in 2000 and his father Charles in1979.
Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife Irene, three daughters Beth Heimbecker (Neil Chow), Jane Panting (Dave), and Tracy Heimbecker (Pierre Vroom), his sister Verna Hilsendager (Luke), grandchildren Elizabeth, Christopher, Renee and Derek as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ron was born on a farm near Springwater Saskatchewan in 1933. He came to Winnipeg in 1957 where he met Irene and they married in 1958. Ron worked for 25 years at National Cash Register before beginning a new career with Lutheran Life Insurance in 1981. He retired in 2001.
Ron believed strongly in the importance of community and made many friends over the years through the various groups to which he belonged. He was very involved at Messiah Lutheran Church and his faith community played a large part in his life. He had many close friends including his neighbours on Manitou Bay, his golfing partners, the Lutheran Life Group and St. Andrews Anglican.
Ron always maintained a zest for life and an appreciation for the grace of God that brought him each new day. He enjoyed each moment to the fullest and was at his most happy when spending time with his family. Ron's sense of humour was a staple of his daily life and he loved to use it to stimulate conversation. Ron's passing will leave a large void in the lives of all who knew him.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Grace Hospital 3 North for their compassionate care. The family also wishes to thank Pastor Carol of Messiah Lutheran, Drs. Sheila & Oscar Domke, Neil Bardal and all our friends and family whose thoughts, prayers, and good wishes have sustained us in this difficult time.
A memorial service celebrating Ron's life was held on Saturday March 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church 400 Rouge Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's name to the Building Restoration Fund of Messiah Lutheran Church, 400 Rouge Rd, Winnipeg, MB, R3K 1K3 or to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1P6.
On Monday, March 21, 2005, our dear aunt Agnes passed away at the Grace Hospital.
She was predeceased by her husband Mona, sister Ida, and brother Earling.
Agnes leaves to cherish her memory her three sisters, Edna, Evelyn and Thelma of B.C., her nieces, nephews, sister-in-law Lucy and many friends.
Agnes was born in Mulvihill, Manitoba, the eldest daughter of Karl and Thora Nordal. Agnes moved to Winnipeg where she was employed at Moores Restaurant until retirement.
Agnes was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and kept in touch with family members in Norway. Agnes loved to sing, play guitar and entertain at many personal care homes in the city until 2004. She was a very social woman who enjoyed making friends and visiting them at Polo Park where she visited every day.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m.on Thursday, March 24, at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Agnes Hanna's name to the Grace Hospital General Fund, 300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, R3J 3M7.
HENRY ARTHUR NICOL
On March 17, 2005, Henry returned to his Father's home where pain cannot touch him again.
He leaves behind to forever cherish his memory, his wife of almost 31 years, Theresa, his most beloved children, Jennifer and Scott. He also leaves behind to mourn him his brothers, Doug (Diane), Phillip, William (Melanie); and his sister Rosemary (Dave); his nieces, Danielle, Jessie and Robin; his nephews, David, Christopher, Brandon, William Jr. and Joey.
For eight years he worked for Chrysler in Windsor, ON. Upon moving to Winnipeg, 25 years ago, he worked as a sewing machine mechanic before moving on to New Flyer Industries. For the last ten years he has been an active member of St. Andrew's parish in various capacities. However, his greatest joy came from the children of the Sunday school.
His family would like to thank his home care nurse Chris who made his final days easier; Dr. A. Schroeder who went above and beyond, to the nurses at Grace Oncology who treated him with such tenderness; to Dr. Pat Harris who made his final hours peaceful, and to our St. Andrew's family who walked with him through this final journey.
A celebration of his life was held at St. Andrew's Woodhaven, 2700 Portage Ave., on Tuesday, March 22, at 11:00 a.m., with luncheon following. Henry requested that those attending his service wear their brightest and happiest colours. Cremation has taken place and he will be interred in a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3J 0R1 for the Henry Nicol memorial fund.
PEGGY ANN HALPENNY
Suddenly, on Friday, March 18, 2005, Peggy passed away at the age of 42 years.
Peggy is survived by husband Randy, son Randy Jr. (Laura), daughter Eva, and grandchildren, Randy and Amber.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 24, at Waverley Fellowship Baptist Church, 2171 Waverley Street, at 2:30 p.m.
SIGRIDUR (SIGGA) BENEDIKTSON
On March 18, 2005, at the Johnson Memorial Hospital, Sigga peacefully passed away at the age of 92 with her loving family at her side.
Sigga was predeceased by her husband Arnthor in 1972; son Johann in 1994; daughter-in-law Gloria in 2000; son-in-law Tony in 2004; parents Maria & Sigurdur Einarson; siblings Vilhjalmur, Einar, Haraldur, Thoroddur, Stanley, Palmi, Ingvar, Kristjan, Karl, Bergthora (Tait), Gudrun(Ingimundson), Gudbjorg (Holm), Olivia (Stefanson), & Adalheidur (Bonser). Sigga was the last surviving member of the 15 children of the Einarson family of Thorsmork.
Raised and educated in Minerva, she married Arthur on September 2, 1931. Sigga and Arthur lived on the farm in Minerva and raised their children there. The family who lovingly remember Sigga are: Sheila and her children Shaunda (Gary), Michael, Kim (John); Connie (Ralph) and their children Valerie (Rob), Jo-Ann (Adrian), Marilyn (Jeff), Laurel (Melvin); Moyra and her children Bruce, Susan (Ken), Jeff, Connie (Bert); Johann's children Jennifer, Sara & Erik. Sigga is also survived by 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, as well as brothers-in-law Stefan Stefanson & Sidney Bonser.
Sigga lived her life in service to others. Family was her first priority, and cooking was her labour of love. She shared this talent with the fisherman up north, at the Department of National Defence, and later at the Johnson Memorial Hospital.
She was a life member of both the Minerva Ladies Aid and the Icelandic National League, as well as a member of New Horizons and the New Democratic Party. Sigga truly loved to be with people, either hosting coffee & dinner parties, attending other functions, or simply planning where to go. She was often heard to ask, "What's next?"
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. J. Montoedi and the staff at Gimli Betel and the Johnson Memorial Hospital.
A celebration of Sigga's life was held on Thursday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gimli Lutheran Church.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations in Sigga's memory may be made to the Gimli Betel Home.
FANNEY VICTORIA STEFANSSON
On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at the Health Science Centre, Fanney Stefansson died at the age of 92 years.
Fanney had been employed with the T. Eaton Company in her early years. She was involved with the Ladies Aid at the Unitarian Church and the C.N.I.B. She will be fondly remembered for creating the most beautiful Icelandic sweaters and the most delicious Icelandic delicacies.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Thora (Roger) Eyvindson of Ottawa, grandchildren Katrina (Desmond) Moser of Salt Lake City, Stephen (Ailsa) Eyvindson of Deep River, Ontario, and Sara Eyvindson (Bill Keays) of Switzerland and 6 great grandchildren.
Fanney was predeceased by her husband Ingi in 1943.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
Special thanks to the staff of Misericordia Place and the Health Sciences Centre for the exceptional care Fanney received.
Donations may be made to the Betel Home Foundation, 96, 1st Avenue, Gimli, R0C 1B0.
MAUREEN J. MCFEE
OCTOBER 14, 1950 - MARCH 13, 2005
Peacefully at her home, on Sunday, March 13 she went to be with the Lord.
She will be sadly by her dear friend Hannah (Dillon), daughter Kristy (Marc), her son Jason; her sister Ruth (Tony); father and stepmother Harkness and Clara Black, her niece and nephew Heather and Patrick; her five grandchildren Briggette, Aimee, Celeste, Jay-Lee and Jessie, her cousins Kelly and Cathy and their families and many friends.She was predeceased by her mother Jean and sister Kay.
She was born and raised in Stony Mountain. She moved to Thompson for a couple of years and then moved to Winnipeg and worked at numerous law offices throughout the years. She also worked as a bartender part time for many years.
Maureen was likeable wherever she went, she enjoyed going to football games, and playing bingo in her spare time. She also enjoyed gardening and going to the lake in the summer to do crosswords with Aunt Helen. But most of all, she cherished her 5 grandchildren. We love you and we'll miss you very much.
A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
MARY ELEANOR DORINE SNIDAL
On Monday, 14 March 2005, Mary Snidal (nee Jonasson), widow of David, who predeceased her in 1965, of Winnipeg.
Mary was born in Winnipeg in 1927, the only child of Runa and Hafstein Jonasson. She lived in the city's West End all her life, and attended Laura Secord and Gordon Bell (Mulvey) schools. She was a beautiful, gentle person, a wonderful mother and a good friend to all who knew her. What Mary loved best was being surrounded by her children and 'extended family,' Les, Dave, Grant, Bob, Debbie, Ken, Elizabeth and others, at endless gatherings. There was never enough time to be spent this way. Amid the din, she especially enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra.
Mary is predeceased by her parents and leaves to mourn her passing her son Jon (Susan) and daughters Kathryn (Darren) and Barbara (Rick), and Kisa (orange, of course).
A funeral service was held on Friday, March 18th, at 11:00 am at First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Boniface Hospital and the Palliative Care Team of the WRHA.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Lutheran Church.
FEBRUARY 25, 1920 - MARCH 8, 2005
Marguerite Henderson passed away peacefully on March 8, 2005 after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg.
Marguerite is survived by her daughter Heather McFayden, son-in-law Les, grandsons Sean and Ryan, and her son Bill Henderson, daughter-in-law Julie, and grandsons Jeff and Patrick, all of Winnipeg. She is also survived by sister Joyce Beek and husband Neill of Cranbrook, B.C. and sister-in-law Irene Kerr and husband George of Perth, Ontario, brothers-in-law Dougald Persson, Gordon Brown and Alf Dick, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband William, her parents John and Elsie Lee of Dauphin, and sisters Dell Persson, Isobel Brown and Phyllis Dick.
Marguerite's family wish to thank Dr. Thottingal, Victoria Hospital nurses and staff, and Pastor Carol Janke for their care and support.
Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin at a later date.
Ever Remembered, Ever Loved
RICHARD DEAN LOVELL
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear son, brother, father, friend on the morning of Tuesday, March 8, 2005.
He is survived by his girlfriend Erika Dilka and her son Jason; his parents Marjorie and Lloyd; his son Joshua Courtney Francis Lovell; his sisters, Dailaan Shaffer (Jayeson), Cathryn Loudon (Ken) and brother Shaun Lovell (Mildred); nephews Matthew and Greg; nieces, Marta, Marusia, Heather, Sara and Rebecca; aunts Eleanor Conn and Joan Phillips.
Born in Winnipeg on October 17, 1954 Rick attended school in Swan River, finishing his education in Winnipeg where he spent the remainder of his life. His longtime interest in automotives led him into training as an automotive technician and his career most recently focused on heavy duty equipment. He was appreciated as a dedicated member of the team wherever he worked and will be sadly missed. Rick was known for his compassion for people and animals, especially his pets Dixie and Marmalade. He was appreciated by friends and family for having a strong ethical sense, teaching others by example. He courageously took a stand for what he believed was right. He was always willing to help, counselling his sisters by long distance when they had car problems. He had a strong sense of family and never failed to assume responsibility in his devotion.
A funeral service was held at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB using the Aubrey Street entrance on Monday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. Safe in the arms of Jesus .
On Thursday April 21, 2005, Fumiyo Mukai at the age of 81, passed away at the Concordia Hospital.
Arrangements are pending.
On Thursday April 21, 2005, Lorraine Brown at the age of 65, passed away at the Concordia Hospital.
Longer notice to follow.