VA4 / VE4 Silent Keys
LAWRENCE PATZEL On April 10, 2015 at Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Lawrence Patzel passed away at the age of 89 years. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Sonia, his daughters Fay Croall (Stan) and Doreen Bowden, his son Ken Patzel (Barbara) as well as his sister Lilian Johanson (Hugh) of Calgary. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Stuart Croall (Sherri), Alison Skopalek (Jiri), Carrie Bowden (Don), Rodney Bowden (Colleen), Stacey Bowden-Sass (Shaun), Isaac Patzel, Julia Zanewich (Josh) and Dan Mroz along with ten great-grandchildren and nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brothers, Gordon Patzel (Betty), Ernest Patzel (Irene) and Edward Patzel. Lawrence was born in Winnipeg but grew up near Gimli, Manitoba. He met Sonia while travelling on the bus to visit his family and they started dating. They were married in 1946 and lived in Winnipeg. Lawrence worked for the City of Winnipeg Water Works where he advanced from fixing water mains to becoming a pumping station operator and eventually a supervisor for all three pumping stations. He retired in 1984 after 38 years of service. After retiring he made sure to continue to have his morning coffee break at McDonald's and then would go for his daily walk. Dad's mandolin playing was a special treat for us and he always surprised us with his wit and his humor. He was an amateur radio operator (VE4LQ) and was self-taught in electronics and later in computer programming. He was a modest man and he was always happy to help others. We loved him and will miss him. The Family would like to thank Dr. Tunovic, Dr. Johnson and the nurses and staff of N1 South, Concordia Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Many thanks as well, to home care workers Pete and Oliver for helping Dad over the past year. A funeral service has already taken place along with interment at Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044
HARVEY KIMELMAN VE4HR(published on September 24, 2011 Winnipeg Free Press)
HARVEY KIMELMAN Sadly, we announce the passing of Harvey Kimelman at Riverview Health Centre on September 18, 2011 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, his sons, Doug (Marsha), Barry and David, grandsons Josh and Sam, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Nina, and his brother Ed. He was a Hospital Pharmacist at the Health Sciences Centre for many years, retiring in 1985. He was a man of many hobbies and a fixer extraordinaire, he was a problem solver, he loved the great outdoors and all the critters, and he loved good music. Upon retirement, he and Gladys trailered the Continent, and he fed every squirrel from coast to coast. They spent many winters 'Down South', but his greatest pleasure was his summers spent at the cabin at Clear Lake with family, friends and wonderful neighbours. He enjoyed family dinners when he could kibitz with the grandchildren and tell corny jokes. Services were held at Etz Chaim Synagogue, with interment at Rosh Pina Memorial Park. Sincere thanks to Dr. Bennigen, Dr. Czaykowski at CancerCare, and especially to Riverview Palliative Care E3. Donations in his memory can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, or a charity of your choice.
GEORGE N. GILLESPIE VE4GNG (published on September 23, 2011 Winnipeg Free Press)
FRANK M. DEELEY VE4DEL
FRANK M. DEELEY 1935 - 2011 It is with great sadness the family of Frank Mitchell Deeley announce his peaceful passing at Grace Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 75 on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Frank is survived by: his loving wife Helen of 55 years; sons: Robert, James, Christopher; grandchildren: Trevor, Jennifer, Leah, Shelby, Joshua, Nova; and great-grandsons: Lucas and Keaton; brother Richard (Joylynn); sister June Berg (Leif) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Frank was predeceased by parents, Frank (1984) and Mary (2000) Deeley. Born October 5, 1935, Frank grew up on Prince Rupert Avenue in East Kildonan. He began working in 1945 at Colter Brothers Market Garden, in 1954 went to Dominion Motors and worked as a tow truck driver before moving to Shoemaker Mackenzie as an Electrical Apprentice completing his apprenticeship obtaining his Red Seal (July 17, 1958). Frank joined the Winnipeg Fire Department December 16, 1958 as a fire fighter, promoted to Fire Prevention Officer May 31, 1981 and Retired September 23, 1989, as Senior Fire Prevention Officer after 30 years and nine months of service. One of Frank's greatest joys as a child and adult were model airplanes; this passion was shared with many people across North America and especially with the members of WHAM (Winnipeg Headingley Aero Modellers). Frank and Helen often travelled to various competitions and shows. Camping played an important role in Frank's life beginning with the purchase of a truck for $1.00 then turning it into the family's first RV over one winter in the basement of their home. Frank and Helen were one of the founding Families of the Winnipeg Wandering Wheels Trailer Club. Later after the call of the wandering wheels waned, Frank and Helen enjoyed lake life at Twin Beaches from the late 1970s and continued at Longbow Lake in Ontario until 2010. Frank was a member of the Kinsmen Refit Centre for 30 years, enjoyed his attendance and the friendships he made with people from all walks of life. Special thanks and a deep debt of gratitude to the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service, Dr. Boroditski and the staff at Kildonan Medical Centre, Dr. Jeremy Lipschitz, Margaret, and his surgical team, the nurses on H3, the amazingly gifted emergency staff at the Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Gingerich, his nurses and all the staff at CancerCare Manitoba (St. Boniface Hospital), everyone at the Grace Hospice for their amazing care and human touch that they provided to Frank and his family during this difficult challenge. You all truly have a special gift. In lieu of flowers, it was Frank and his family's wish that donations be made to the Winnipeg Fire Fighters Burn Fund, The Grace Hospice or to CancerCare Manitoba in remembrance of him. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive., Winnipeg Manitoba. A private family interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.mb.ca 885-9715
ALBERT (ROY) COLDWELL - VE4ROY
August 4TH, 2009
ALBERT (ROY) COLDWELL Peacefully on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 5:00 a.m., Roy passed away after a brief stay at the Riverview Health Centre. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Perry and Mary; brothers, Bill and Don; sisters, Edith and Beth; and granddaughter Colleen. Remaining to forever cherish Roy's memory are his wife of 62 1/2 years, Isobelle; daughter Lynn; sons LeRoy and Robert (Sandy); sister Judy (Bob); sisters-in-law Ruth and Joyce; brother-in-law George; as well as five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Roy was born on August 6, 1922. He lived and was educated in the Elmwood area. Roy joined the No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy in 1939 and was there until 1946. He worked for C.N.R. from 1948 to 1952. He then went transport trucking across Canada and the United States, where he was very proud of never having been in an accident. In 1964 Roy started working for Arnie's Welding, where he remained until his retirement. Roy was a Ham Operator for many years. He was a 'go-between' during the Falcon Island War. He communicated with Spaceship Columbia, and was known as 'Santa Claus' for many years. He had communicated with 350 countries, the last one being a small island of Rodriguis. Roy loved his sports. Curling, bowling, golfing, he was good at it all. He was a true friend to everyone and was loved by all. He will be deeply missed. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of both Home Care and the Riverview Health Centre for the warmth and compassionate care they provided for Roy during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy's memory to the Liver Foundation. At Roy's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. A family gathering will be held at a later date.
DOUG FYSH - VE4JP
August 30th, 2010
TOMS - ex VE4VX
December 9th, 2009
Larry Arthur Toms, 58, 1951 - 2009 Pensacola, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 due to an aortic dissection.
Born in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, he was the son of Arthur W. Toms and Elizabeth Mina Toms (nee March) and spent his early childhood to teenage years in La Scie, Newfoundland. He started his career in radio communications, navigation and telemetry with the Canadian Marconi Company. From Marconi, he joined Adga Inc, initially as a radio specialist for Hydro Quebec, and subsequently as a ground science office for the National Research Council Canada's rocket range at Churchill, Manitoba and the high altitude balloon launch at Gimli, Manitoba. In 1980, his success led him to the Canadian Pacific Railway in Montreal, Quebec where he replaced outdated software with a number of expert systems that were to become the first expert systems to be used by a corporation in its daily operations. In 1987, he left CPR to pursue continued development and marketing of the novel Locomotive Oil Analysis Expert System, working both independently and for GasTOPS Ltd. The culmination of this innovative work was published in his book, Machine Oil Analysis: Methods, Automation and Benefits, now an industry reference book in its third edition. In addition to this text, he developed a training program including videos which he delivered to a number of Fortune 500 companies. In more recent years, he established with his wife, Allison, Lubrication and Fluid Power, Inc. which published the technical Lubrication and Fluid Power Journal as well as continued to build new knowledge bases primarily for the support of engine maintenance.
addition, to his active, productive and innovative work life, Larry
enjoyed private life with family and friends. He was an avid musician
who taught himself to play bass at an early age and the passion for
music continued throughout his life. He enjoyed working with his hands
- from designing and building replicas of guns and boats for his sons,
to fine carpentry projects at home. Always a problem solver with
inventive solutions, his most recent project was an off-grid solar
photovoltaic and hot water system to power his home.
Larry is survived by his wife, Allison Toms; son, Eric (SSGT USMC ret.) and his wife, Devin (Springfield, Tennessee); son, Christopher (Sgt. USMC) (Bristow, Virginia); his mother, Elizabeth (Victoria, British Columbia); twin brother, Maxwell and his wife, Sandra (Carleton Place, Ontario); sister, Karen and her husband, David Wright (Victoria, British Columbia);and sister, Elaine (Halifax, Nova Scotia) as well as an extended family and numerous friends in both Canada and the United States. He was deceased by his daughter, Carolyn and his father, Arthur.
There will be a memorial service, on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at 2:00 pm in the Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be placed online at fcfhs.com
Published in Pensacola News Journal on December 11, 2009
KEN HOUSTON - VE4KGH
August 6th, 2010
KEN HOUSTON It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Ken Houston on August 6, 2010, age 56. Ken was predeceased by his father Ron and brother Brian. He leaves to mourn his loving family: mother Mary, daughter Jennifer (Hendrik), precious grandson Connor and grandchild to be, sister Kathy (Terrence), sister-in-law Cindy, special friend Irene, special uncles Bob Young, Ray (Pat) Young, brother Jim (Katie), nieces and nephews, friends and co-workers. Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The War Amps in memory of Ken by visiting www.waramps.ca or by calling 1-800-250-3030. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
WALTER ERNEST WINTERS VE4ACY January 1, 1935 - May 12,2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather Walter Winters on May 12, 2010 at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 75 years. Wally was predeceased by his father Harry, mother Edna, brother Dave and sister Dorothy. Wally was born January 1, 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Remaining to forever cherish Wally's memory are his loving wife Mattie, they would have celebrated their 51st anniversary on May 23, 2010. His daughters Brenda (Wayne), Linda (Andy), son Walter Jr., granddaughter Colleen (Darryl), stepgrandsons Nelson (Michelle), Wade (Mellisa), great-grandson Braiden, stepgreat-grandson Drew. Wally as a youngster growing up spent most of his time at the local community club in Brooklands. His favourite sporting interests were hockey, baseball and soccer. In the early 1950s Wally was hired on by the CPR on Locomotive 2362 as a fireman. Later Wally went to work for the City Of Winnipeg Fire Department in 1956. Wally served the Winnipeg Fire Department for 33 years and five months, retiring April 22,1989 as senior fire prevention officer. After a short retirement, Wally went to work for the Corps Of Commissionaires for 20 years. Many of Wally's hobbies and accomplishments were, being involved in the Pipe Band Circles for approximately 58 years. Pipe bands he played with in the past starting from the year 1947 up to the present time are as follows: Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, Cadets, Queens Own Highlanders (reserve), 402 Air Reserve Squadron, Pipes and Drums (reserve), City Of Transcona Pipes and Drums (Civilian), Khartum Pipe Drums. The greatest part of his career was being a volunteer instructor teaching and working with the younger generation, children and teenagers, teaching them Highland Drumming both in the military and civilian pipe bands as follows: City Of Transcona Pipes Drums (Civilian), HMCS crusade cadets, 177TCA Air Cadets, Heather Girls Pipes Drums (during the 1950s). He was also presented with the Canada 125th Commemorative Medal for outstanding community involvement, also presented with the Navy League Of Canada award of appreciation (under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen). Wally also was a life member of the Royal Canadian Elmwood Legion #9, and a member of the Grand Lodge Of Manitoba, he volunteered at the Winnipeg Humane Society, and was self taught the morse code and Ham radio. Our family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and doctors at the VGH emergency Dept., and the St. Boniface Hospital emergency Dept, and MICU for the kind and compassionate care. Respecting Wally's wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Wally's life will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Elmwood Legion #9, 920 Narin Ave. at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Wally's name to the Humane Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Forever in our hearts Forever in our thoughts Til we meet again. Funeral Arrangements in care of: WHEELER FUNERAL CHAPEL 211 REGENT AVENUE, WEST(AT BOND ST.) 224-1525
NICHOLAS LEONE - VE4NAL
October 22nd, 2009
NICHOLAS ANTHONY LEONE It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Dad and Papa, on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at the age of 86 years. Remaining to forever cherish Nick's memory are his sons Philip (Lesley) and Nicholas (Michelle); daughters Niki (Richard), Colleen (Rob), Sheree (Bill); nine grandchildren, Richard, Philip, Kathryn, Melissa, Rachel, Abigail, Benjamin, Ryan and Olivia. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Adele and his parents Filipo and Rosina Leone Our Dad was an old fashioned kind of guy and married an old fashioned kind of girl. His great passions in life were his beautiful, loving and very smart Adele, his children and grandchildren, his work and his never ending thirst for knowledge and its practical application! Dad did all the middle class things that are the heart and soul of our family, our society and our country. He grew up speaking two languages, graduated from high school, went to war while still a boy, was married to the same girl for 60 years, worked 30 years for the same company and brought home his pay cheque every two weeks and gave it to Mum! Dad was the head of his union and worked hard for the rights of people who built things and fixed things and worked shifts, because, they were very important people. Dad made incredible things like beautiful wooden boats, collapsible house trailers, arc welders, a small gas turbine (honestly, Philip watched him machine it on his lathe), extra bedrooms and bathrooms, fences, driveways, garages, a 30 foot welded aluminum TV tower, tree houses, card board forts and even a vegetable garden with Grandpa (and lots of other cool stuff from Popular Mechanics). Dad could fix everything from a toaster, to a TV, to a Ford, to a DC-3 or a 747 and when we were kids Dad was sent to far off places like Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary and Vancouver to get airplanes back into the air! He spent 30 hard working years with Air Canada. He met many lifelong friends there, many of whom he still kept in touch with to this day. Dad could talk about anything: politics, religion, history, mechanics, electronics, sport, because he knew his onions! He always stood his ground, that's how he was made! Dad also enjoyed 30 years of retirement with Mom. They made many trips to Florida in the winter and thoroughly enjoyed their summers at West Hawk Lake. Lifelong friendships were made there as well, as were many beautiful and happy memories. Dad was a proud man right until the end. He made a promise to Mom that they would stay in their home until their time here was done, and he was successful in keeping that promise. Dad has taught us that determination and spirit will never fail you. God bless Dad for his obstinate position on those things that really mattered to him, his toughness, his resilience and his great passion and love for his family. Dad has much to be proud of and we all take pride and comfort in his accomplishments, his life and finally, his peaceful end. Dad will be missed by many, and especially by his two special companions, Buddy and Percy. They owe their lives to Dad, and part of his to them. In his last hours, all he wanted was to make sure they would find a good home. Dad, we will not let you down. We know you are at peace and we know you are with Mom. We know your souls needed to be together again. We miss you more than words can say, but we will see you again one day. As we said, only nine short months ago to Mom, we will not say good bye, we will only say so long. We love you Dad. Bless your heart and thank you from the bottom of ours. We are better people because you were our Dad. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Avenue, with Rev. Fr. Mark Tarrant, presiding. The family would like to thank Father Mark of St. Paul's, Dr. Schellenberg for his care of Dad over the years and Dr. Allback most recently. Thanks also to the WRHA Home Care and Drake Medox staff. Special thanks and love go to Janice Youmans for the never ending care, love and devotion you gave to Dad and to Mom. You are truly an angel on earth. You became part of our family and so you will remain. Also to Pierrette, your presence in Dad's last few days made our last journey with him so much easier. You too are our family and we will never be able to thank you enough. Donations in Dad's memory can be made to the Paddock House, Integra Support Services Ltd.,Unit 2 - 745 Vanalman Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 3B6. They will be used to assist his dear Granddaughter Melissa. HE'LL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED He'll always be remembered as a man, both strong and good. Who gave his best for others and who did the best he could. He'll always be remembered for all the joy he brought. As a man who made a difference and a man who meant a lot.
TOM HIGGINS - VE4ZV
August 15th, 2009
October 15th, 2009
HAROLD PENGELLY It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Harold Jason Pengelly on Thursday, October 15, 2009. Remaining to cherish Harold's memory are his wife Pauline Joyce; daughter Penny (Rick); son Richard (Kathleen); and grandchildren, Ricky, Alivia, Bianca and Dalsin. He was predeceased by his son Barry Allan. Harold was born on January 19, 1927 in Vancouver, BC. He farmed for several years in Melfort, SK, but then attended Radio College in Montreal. Harold was employed with the Department of Communications for over 25 years. He was stationed in Churchill, MB where he was instrumental in the erection of the Ionosphere Station. He was also stationed in Melville, Regina, Saskatoon and then Winnipeg. After retirement Harold enjoyed ham radio, but most of all he loved his family and friends. Harold's memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Messiah Lutheran Church, 400 Rouge Road. The family wishes to acknowledge the care and compassion provided by the staff at Oakview Place. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or a charity of your choice.
FRANK LAYE - VE4ZN
October 18th, 2009
GEORGE FORSYTH - VE4GJF
October 11th, 2009
GEORGE JAMES FORSYTH With sorrow, we announce the passing of George on October 11, 2009 at Seven Oaks Hospital at the age of 86. Left to cherish his memory are daughters Carrie (Walter) Kolisnyk and Janice (Rick) Heetebrij; son Ross (Sandy) Forsyth; and grandchildren Tara, Michael, Shaina; Nicole, Natalie, Kristy; Lynn, Graham, and Clark; four great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Brenda Ellis of Neepawa, Manitoba. George was predeceased in January by his wife Nina (nee Ellis) of 58 years, brother Murray Church, and sister-in-law Doris Church. George was born on August 30, 1923 in Dauphin, Manitoba to Alexander and Myrtle Forsyth (nee Hutchinson). He spent most of his formative years in Winnipeg until he left to join the R.C.A.F. During the Second World War he was stationed as a medic in Teslin, Yukon. Dad and Mom were married on October 28, 1950 in Neepawa, Manitoba. They lived and worked throughout Manitoba, retiring to Vancouver Island in 1978. Being prairie people at heart, they returned to Winnipeg in 1991. Dad was an eternal optimist, a consummate story teller, and life long learner. Some of his greatest joys were socializing, food, dogs, fishing, humour, and family. Dad was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather. The family would like to extend a thank you to all who helped and cared for Dad. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
TOM PREST - VE4MY
October 11th, 2009
WALLACE EDGAR CLARK - VE4WJ
July 5th, 2009
DR. JOHN LEROY AGAR VE4EI
BRIAND - VE4HCB
November 20, 2008
HENRY (CHESTER) BRIAND February 15, 1928 - November 20, 2008 It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Henry on Thursday, November 20, 2008, after an extended period suffering with Alzheimer's; he will be sadly missed. Remaining to forever cherish Henry's memory are his loving wife and family who were by his side throughout his illness. He was predeceased by his parents William and Martha (nee Dixon) as well as numerous brothers and sisters. A private family ceremony took place Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in the Chapel of Memories in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 2157 Portage Avenue. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jack and Vivian Ingham for all their support and kindness. Thank you to the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital and Charleswood Care Home. Donations may be made in Henry's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba. We searched for you today, but no matter where we looked we just couldn't find you. It brought back fears of the past few years when you would go missing for hours, unable to remember where you were. Once again we feared for your safety. Then reality set in and we were reminded of that tragic day we found out the Lord called you home. This dreadful disease that first robbed you of your mind then your body, has now robbed me of my friend, my Husband, my children's Father, their children's grandfather, their children's great-grandfather. No longer are we able to share a visit nor a simple smile with you. Now we are left with an emptiness that can never be filled. The only comfort we have is knowing that your pain and suffering have ended. You will forever live on in our memories and in our hearts. You are no longer with us, but you will never be forgotten. Farewell - we miss you.
December 2nd, 2008
STANLEY JOHN PARRY NOVEMBER 4, 1917 - DECEMBER 2, 2008 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stanley John Parry, 28 days after celebrating his 91st birthday. Stan was predeceased by his wife and soulmate of 62 years and by his cherished grandson (Saeed). He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his son and family in Canada (David, Jean, Kimberley, Sheldon and Leigh Anne); by his daughter and family in Australia (Susan, Habib, Anisa and Omer); and by relatives and friends in Canada, England and Australia. Stan was born in Manchester, England amid the Great War and served as an air gunner and aircraft mechanic during the Second World War. After the war, he brought his family to Canada where his aviation experience and mechanical aptitude lead him to pursue a career in Aircraft Accident Investigation and Aviation Safety with Transport Canada. Living in the Maritimes, he became interested in sailing. He built a thunderbird sailboat named Myst' and spent countless hours navigating on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Stan will be remembered as a thoughtful, gracious gentleman who loved to read books about complex scientific subjects as much as he liked to use his hands to fix anything that needed repairing. In keeping with his wishes, no service is being held. A celebration of his life will be held by family following his final launch by cremation. (Happy Sailing, Dad). THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Send expressions of sympathy at www.mem.com
November 17, 2008
THOMAS PETER FAULKNER RN RPN B.Adm We regret the loss of Thomas Peter Faulkner with his family by his side and with the caring support of the staff of St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit on Monday, November 17, 2008. Thomas was the third son of Group Captain P.J. and Jean Faulkner and is survived by his wife of 58 years Margaret, children Patricia (Mike), Siobhan (Jeff) and Angela (Peter). He leaves behind grandchildren Dawn, Tom, Melissa, Max, Caitlin, Hailley, Nolan and Danielle. He also leaves behind his sister Jean and grandnieces and grandnephews overseas. Tom is survived by his extended in law family in Ireland. Tom was predeceased by his daughter Marilyn in 2001. Tom was born in Hartlepool, England in 1925. He joined the Merchant Marines at 15 and served in the Merchant Marines for eight years during the Second World War. He received his nurse's training at St. Joseph's Hospital where he met his Irish Colleen, Margaret. They immigrated to Canada in 1951 arriving first in Port Arthur before moving on to Winnipeg. After a long career in nursing and nursing administration Tom retired in 1988. Tom then pursued his hobbies of Ham Radio, woodworking and playing crib. Our deepest thanks and gratitude to the caring staff at St. Boniface Palliative Care who provided the highest quality care for Tom. Your kindness was greatly appreciated. The family would like to thank all the friends who visited, kept us in their thoughts and brought Margaret to the hospital. At Tom's request no flowers, the family invites you to donate to Palliative Care Endowment Fund or Cancer Care Manitoba. Tom lived his life with this motto: Live life without regrets, be kind to all you meet and try to make the world a better place. Funeral service will be held Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. LECLAIRE BROTHERS in care of arrangements. 775-2220.
August 6, 2008
WILLIAM THOMAS LOFTUS Bill was born on June 21, 1916 and passed away August 6, 2008 at Grace Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife June, his son Bill of Winnipeg and grandson Willie and his wife Paulette of Nova Scotia. Bill was predeceased by his parents Edna and William Loftus. Bill grew up and had his schooling in Norwood, attended University of Manitoba and took flying lessons at Winnipeg Flying Club. In 1941 Bill married June Edgar and they went to live in Fort William, ON, where Bill was a flying instructor with the British Commonwealth Air Training School #2 E.F.T.S. during the war. He then was employed as a pilot with Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) and flew as a Captain out of Winnipeg until retiring in 1963. The next five years were spent working with the NDP government. He was a kind man and a member of the United Church. He enjoyed many hobbies, one of which was building boats. He was a Commodore of the Redboine Boating Club, belonged to the Eagles in St. Norbert and was a Ham radio operator VE4TL. He built their house along the La Salle River near La Salle, MB and he and June lived there for nearly 20 years before moving back to Winnipeg. A private graveside service will take place in St. Vital Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a reception in celebration of Bill's life at Sterling House, 909 Wilkes Avenue on Tuesday, August 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bill can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C 0X4 783-7211 Send expressions of sympathy at www.mem.com
WALLACE GERALD TOLTON
May 03, 2008)
WALLACE GERALD TOLTON 1923 - 2008 Following a lengthy illness, Wallace Gerald Tolton, beloved husband of Freida Tolton of Swan River and formerly of Minitonas, Manitoba, passed away at the Swan Valley Health Centre in Swan River at the age of 84 years. He is also survived by his daughter Sandra Lawrence (Rob); granddaughters, Cathy Jo Utsunomiya (Kevin) and Lora Lee Garlick (Jim); great-grandson Liam; brother Hayden (Joan); sisters-in-law, Phyllis Tolton, Mary Aslin, Gertrude Friesen (Frank); brothers-in-law, Milton Ginter (Carol), Sef Ginther (Joyce), John Ginter (Dawn), Harold Ginter (Alice), and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Wallace was born and raised in Otterburne, Manitoba. In 1943 he joined the R.C.A.F. and served as an Aero Engine Mechanic stationed in Eastern Canada until his discharge in September 1945. On December 27, 1947 he married Freida Ginter and they farmed at Otterburne West where their daughter Sandra was born. In 1959 they moved to Minitonas where he farmed and drove school bus for 23 years, retiring in June 1990. In 1998 Wallace and Freida moved to Aspen Courts in Swan River. He was active in the church and community all his life. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving in many different offices. He belonged to the Masonic Order attaining the office of District Deputy Grand Master; Royal Arch Masons where he became a Right Excellent Companion; O.E.S. served as Worthy Patron many times. Wallace had many hobbies. He became a glider pilot, he obtained his ham radio operators certificate, and enjoyed golfing, curling, reading and playing cards. He and Freida travelled extensively and on December 23, 2007 took all his family on a Caribbean Cruise to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially at holiday seasons. Following cremation a memorial service was held at the Minitonas Town Hall in Minitonas, Manitoba on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Kathy Highmoor officiating. Inurnment followed in the Veterans Section of the Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River, Manitoba. The Urnbearer was Wallace's grandson-in-law, Jim Garlick. Everyone in attendance at the service were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Should friends so desire, memorial donations in Wallace's memory may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1P6 or to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Box 177, Minitonas, Manitoba R0L 1G0. Arrangements were entrusted to Jim Webster of Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd., 363 Kelsey Trail (Hwy. 10 North), Swan River, Manitoba. 204-734-5775
April 4th, 2008
STEVEN YACHESHYN 1939 - 2008 Peacefully on April 4, 2008, Steve passed away at home at 68 years of age. Steve is survived by his daughter, son, brother and sisters. Following Steve's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little, but not too long And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared Miss me, but let me go. For this journey we all must take And each must go alone. It's all part of the Master's Plan, A step on the road to home. So when you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds Miss me, but let me go. Arrangements entrusted to: VOYAGE FUNERAL HOME CREMATORIUM 220 Hespeler @ Henderson Hwy 668-3151
JIM CAMPBELL VE4EV
April 1st, 2008
JAMES (JIM) FRANCIS CAMPBELL May 9, 1926 - April 1, 2008 After a short illness, Jim passed away leaving his beloved wife Anne of 59 years; his children Ken, Lorraine, Connie (Gert) and Marni (Don); 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Barry. Jim worked for MTS for over 30 years. He was active in the Reserves retiring as Commanding Officer (Major) of 735 Communication Squadron. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Chapel, 200 Main St., Selkirk, MB., 204-482-5482. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.
March 15th, 2008
MABEL EVANS (nee Priest) Peacefully on March 15, 2008 Mabel Evans passed away at the River East Personal Care Home at the age of 94 years. Mabel was predeceased by her loving husband Edward Evans in 1999. Funeral service will be held Monday, March 31, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, with a visitation one-half hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in the Garden of the Last Supper at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Mabel's memory to a charity of one's choice. Chapel Lawn 885-9715
FIRMAN MICHIELS - VE4THO
March 2nd, 2008
FATHER FIRMIN MICHIELS May 7, 1930 - March 2, 2008 Father Firmin Michiels passed away, Sunday, March 2, 2008, following a massive heart attack at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 77. Firmin, son of Robert Michiels and Helen Cnudde, was born in St. Alphonse, MB, on May 7, 1930. Besides the St. Boniface presbyterium, he will be lovingly remembered by his two brothers; Gerard (Denise) Michiels and George (Maria) Michiels, nieces and nephews; Ken (Chris) and their children, Jennifer, David, Brian, Larry (Doreen) and their children, Bradley, Jeffrey, and Lindsay, Mark's children, Cory (Stephine Labossiere), Shawn and Ashley, Daniel and his children, Vanessa and Joshua, Patricia Michiels, Kathy Hoeppner and her children, Katlyn and Ryan Hoeppner, Marleen (Eugene) Courchaine and their children, Breena and Keenan Courchaine, John, Kristina, Robert, Francis and Steven. He was predeceased by his parents; Robert and Helen Michiels (nee Cnudde) and by his nephews; Mark and Richard Michiels. He received his primary education at Cypress Valley School, Cypress River, then at Oakhill School, Swan Lake (1936-1944). He then pursued his studies towards the priesthood at Séminaire des Sts-Apôtres, Montreal (1954-1960), and continued his theological studies at the Grand Séminaire de Québec (Laval University, 1960-1964). Archbishop Maurice Baudoux, Archbishop of St. Boniface, ordained him to the priesthood at St. Gerard Church, Bruxelles, MB, on May 28, 1964. Father Michiels was Assistant Director of St. John Seminary (for First Nations), Otterburne (1964-1965); Director of Catechetics at St. Bernadette Parish (1964-1966); Diocesan Assistant Director of Catechetics (1966-1967); chaplain at the Precious Blood Monastery (1967-1971); teacher at the Précieux-Sang School (1968-1969); rector of St. Boniface Diocesan High School (1969-1972). He graduated with of Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Manitoba in 1970. He was Assistant Pastor at Holy Cross (1972-1973); then Pastor of same Parish (1973-1980); Pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish (1981-1996); Pastor at Swan Lake, Bruxelles, Holland, Treherne and Cypress River (1996-2006); adding Mariapolis, St. Alphonse and Pilot Mound (1999-2006). Father Firmin retired from full-time Parish ministry in 2006 to take up residence in Holland, MB. He remained available for a replacement ministry in the Mountain Pastoral Zone. Father Michiels served faithfully, and with dedication the Archdiocese of St. Boniface during forty-four years of priesthood. His ministry in urban and rural parishes, his many years as a wise councillor on the Diocesan Administration Board were greatly appreciated by all who knew him and worked closely with him. His favorite pastime was wilderness excursions and photography. Father Firmin was always ready to take on new challenges. Thus at the age of 24, he began six years of studies towards the priesthood in attending a Minor Seminary in Montreal (total French immersion), followed by theological studies at the Grand Séminaire de Québec (Laval University). Throughout his life, Firmin was a good and faithful servant (Mt. 25, 21). A Prayer Vigil for Father Michiels will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 5 in St. Boniface Cathedral. The Funeral Mass will be presided by Archbishop Emilius Goulet, P.S.S., on Thursday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. also in St. Boniface Cathedral. A second Prayer Vigil will be held in St. John Berchmans Church, Holland, MB, on Friday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. A celebration of the Eucharist, presided by Bishop Noël Delaquis, will take place in the same church on Saturday, March 8, at 10:00 a.m., followed by the interment in the Parish cemetery of St. Alphonse, MB. Following the interment at the St. Alphonse Parish Cemetery, all friends and relatives are invited to attend a luncheon in the Swan Lake Community Hall, Swan Lake, MB. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Father Firmin's memory to the Holland Catholic Centre, Holland, MB, c/o Kathleen Sundell, Holland, MB, R0G 0X0 or to the Swan Lake Catholic Centre, c/o Betty Ann DeCeuleneer, Swan Lake, MB, R0G 2S0. On-line condolences may be made at www.budz.ca Budz Funeral Service of Holland, MB are in care of the arrangements, 526-2380, 1-866-526-2606.
TOM POKOTYLO - VE4YG
January 5, 2008
METRO THOMAS POKOTYLO Metro Thomas (Tom) Pokotylo, family man, salesman, manager, mechanic, teacher, and amateur radio aficionado, passed away peacefully at home on January 5, 2008, aged 80. He is survived by his loving wife Anastasia (Nell) Pokotylo, to whom he was married 57 years, his son David Pokotylo, and his daughter Linda (Dara) Pokotylo. Tom also leaves behind his two grandchildren Heather and Jonathan Pokotylo and his siblings Marie (Pokotylo) Halldorson, Walter Pokotylo, Elizabeth (Pokotylo) Maldonado, and August Pokotylo. Additionally, many nieces, nephews, friends and cousins loved and will miss him. Tom started his career in the automotive business as a journeyman mechanic, and retired as a Business Management Manager for the Prairie Region with Chrysler Corporation. After retiring, Tom filled his time with his many, and varied, interests. He kept very active pursuing his amateur radio hobby, which brought him much joy, volunteering for the Western Canadian Aviation Museum, and participating in various activities through the Reh-fit Centre. Tom was a man much loved by family and friends alike. A lover of music, Tom was a talented musician himself who could pick up any instrument and play it. He also had a gift for mastering almost anything mechanical, and was always happy to help others with their problems, be they electrical, mechanical, or personal. Fascinated by machines, he embraced the new computer technology well into his final years, emailing family members and avidly using his digital camera, particularly during the walks he enjoyed taking with his wife Nell. 2007 was a particularly special year for Tom, with both him and Nell turning 80. Tom was so happy to reach 80 and share the celebration with his wife and children. Even at 80, Tom still maintained his great sense of humour and enjoyment of life, always learning new things and taking delight in the adventures of his children and grandchildren, all of whom were a constant source of pride and happiness for him. There will be a small service for family and friends at Grace Hospital Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
AL BOGGS - VE4AL
December 21, 2007
ELVIN LEONARD (AL) BOGGS May 21, 1922 December 21, 2007 On Friday, December 21, 2007, Elvin Leonard (Al) Boggs passed through the gates of heaven into eternal life at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, with his wife Marilynn at his bedside. He was 85. Elvin was born in Kamsack, SK on May 21, 1922, the youngest child and only son of the late Charles and Eleanore Boggs (nee Couture). He attended primary and secondary school in Kamsack, graduating in 1941. He joined the R.C.A.F. on November 7, 1941 and was Honourably Discharged as a pilot officer in April of 1945. He then went on to CN Rail working in Western Canada and Thunder Bay from 1945 to 1978. He then worked for the T.S.B. of Canada as an Accident Investigator, retiring in March 2000, following a 58 year working career. As a young man he played the horn in the Kamsack school band. Later in life he chose the violin and played with the Saskatoon Symphony. Elvin enjoyed music, concerts, dining out and had a special liking for chocolate. Elvin liked to travel, his favourites being Hawaii and Las Vegas. He was a member of the Amateur Radio Club (VE4AL), Royal Canadian Legion Br. 90, Officer's Mess 17 Wing and CN Pensioner's Assoc. of Manitoba. He was a quiet, gentle man who was very personable, worked hard, liked to laugh and always had an Irish twinkle in his eye. Elvin lived a long, full life; in his later years he met various medical challenges, fighting with dignity to the end. Elvin leaves to cherish his memory the love of his life, his devoted wife Marilynn and his sister Katherine Reynaud. He leaves his children Lorraine (Allan) Neilsen, Brian (Eileen), Allison (Marcel) Marion and Ronald (Annette) Andrews; grandsons David and Jesse Neilsen, Michael Marion and Andrew Boggs, as well as nieces, nephews, Marilynn's extended family in Thunder Bay, and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Lillian Adam, Iona Dixon and Elaine Bentley. Cremation has taken place as per Elvin's wishes. Funeral Mass for the late Elvin Boggs will be held at St. Timothy's Parish, 135 John Forsyth Rd. on Saturday, 29 December, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Phil Daley officiating. Internment of ashes will take place at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery, Thunder Bay, ON. Elvin always said his obituary should read: He was here, he left. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E.J COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald Street 253-5086
DERRICK BELBAS - VE4VV
September 16, 2007
DERRICK JACKIE BELBAS (VE4VV) After a lengthy illness at the age of 49 years, Derrick passed away on September 16, 2007 at the Concordia Hospital with family at his side. Derrick is survived by his wife Tammy, pets X.E. Poo and Baby, mother-in-law Dorothy Zahara, sisters-in-law, Darlene Hawes and Donna Koshelanyk, along with their family members. Derrick was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Helen and older brother Jackie. Derrick loved the Ham Radio Industry winning numerous awards during the radio competitions. Cremation has taken place and flowers are gratefully declined. No memorial service per Derrick's wishes. Donations in Derrick's memory are gratefully accepted for the Winnipeg Humane Society. Tammy would like to extend her sincere thank you to all the nurses and staff on N3E, you know who you are for their kindness and comfort you have given to Derrick. The Serenity Prayer God grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And the Wisdom to know the Difference. Rest Peacefully Derrick (73) Funeral Arrangements' In Care Of: WHEELER FUNERAL CHAPEL 211 Regent Avenue at Bond Street 224-1525
BRIAN LECLAIR -
August 24th, 2007
BRIAN SHAWN LECLAIR June 19, 1967 August 24, 2007 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our dear son, brother, uncle and friend, Brian Shawn Leclair, on August 24, 2007 at the age of 40. He was predeceased by his loving mother, Marlene Leclair. Brian will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his father, Albert Leclair (partner Melanie), his two sisters, Leanne Leclair (husband Vicente) and Nicole Leclair, his two nieces, Elia and Ciel, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Brian was a movie enthusiast and enjoyed outdoor sports. A computer fanatic from the time he was a young boy, he quickly became a computer consultant to many. This hobby led him to a career as a computer analyst with the Winnipeg Free Press. Brian loved his dog and companion for many years, Sadie. He was a man with a quiet demeanor, a kind heart, and a wacky sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. We love you, Brian. Now, you can rest in peace. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Brian to the Arthritis Society of Manitoba.
SERGE KRENZ - VE4ZG
March 20th, 2007
SERGE KRENZ Tragically and unexpectedly, it is with great sorrow that on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, Serge George Daniel Krenz was taken away from us. Serge was predeceased by his grandmother Anna Krenz and by grandmother Ewdochia and grandfather Daniel Humeniuk. Serge will be dearly missed and forever remembered by his mother Joyce, father Victor and his only brother Daniel. He will also be missed by his cousins, Terry and Greg Krenz and Aunt Agnes. Born in Winnipeg on April 28, 1979, Serge received his initial schooling in the Charleswood area at Royal, Laidlaw and Shaftsbury-Tuxedo schools. Serge was extremely intelligent and hardworking, striving to do his best at all times. At the University of Manitoba, he obtained a B.Sc. (major) in Psychology/Environmental Science in 2004 as well as a B.A. in Psychology/Criminology in 2006. He kept pursuing his education, and had applied to the Faculty of Social Work. Serge loved challenges and studied piano for seven years as well as saxophone for six. Throughout his years at Laidlaw and Shaftsbury he played in both school band and jazz band. He and his brother kept fit by doing Martial Arts and weight training. He financed his education by working for five years as a Customer Service Technical Support Agent for ATT/Comcast, diagnosing problems and providing solutions. For the last three years he worked as an instructor/ supervisor for the City of Winnipeg at Pan Am Pool and at Sargent Park Recreation Complex. At Sargent Park he was involved with the Youth in Crises Initiative Project in liaison with the Aquatic Staff and the Winnipeg Police Department Conflict Management. At the same time he volunteered with the Winnipeg Children's Access Agency where he supervised and monitored visitations of family members who had been victims of domestic violence. He also loved volunteering at the UMSU freshman orientation session for a number of years. His love for travel took him across the world to such locations as Europe and southeast Asia. He joined his brother in 2001 in Germany, Morocco and in 2002 and toured the Far East: Thailand and gained a further insight into our Global Community. Serge's exceptional intelligence and motivation enabled him to achieve two degrees and with it came the hopes and dreams for a bright and interesting future. Sensitive, open and caring this enabled him to easily reach out to others. With his humour and joy for life he lightened many moments. He always acted generously, gave freely without a sense of expecting returns. There was an underlying sense of unconditional love that he projected. It was a joy to see him looking after his pets in such a gentle manner. With loving care he nursed his first dog Hamlet through a long illness. We are grateful to have had him with us for 27 years. Next month we would have celebrated with him his 28th birthday. The complexity and unexpectedness of life leaves us shrouded in such sorrow for what might have been. We shape our dreams and hopes but in the end must be grateful for what we had all the rest is silence. A memorial service to honour Serge's life will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Church Of The Rock, 1397 Buffalo Place. In lieu of flowers donations in Serge's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Children's Access Agency Inc., 170 Scott St. Winnipeg, MB R3L 0L3. Arrangements entrusted to: VOYAGE FUNERAL HOME CREMATORIUM Family Owned Operated 1531 Pembina Hwy 284-7500
LAURIE ROBERTSON VE4LER
December 16, 2006
LAWRENCE EDWARD ROBERTSON VE4LER Peacefully, on Saturday, December 16, 2006, Laurie passed away at the Grace Hospital at the age of 86 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan of 56 years of marriage in 2003. Laurie will be sadly missed by his six children, Penny Flock, Dale Hunt (Brian), Ted (Pat), Allan, Jayne Sims (Reg), Heather Grams (Art); grandchildren, Darcie (Shane), Corrie (Michael), Ainslie (Craig), Daven, Julie (Larry), Joel (Tamar), Carolyn, Colleen, Kelly, Lyndsey, Jayde, Jodie, Artara and Share, as well as 15 great-grandchildren; his brother Lyall and sisters, Arline and Adele will also miss him. Dad was born in Winnipeg on August 15, 1920. He lived in Morse Place and Elmwood during his childhood years. He served in the Second World War in England and continental Europe with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada for 5 years. After the war he met and married Joan and together they raised their family in St. James. Dad was a Federal Inspector for Weights and Measures and for Consumer Corporate Affairs most of his working life. Mom and Dad enjoyed traveling together especially going to the Silver Broom Curling Championships. During Dad's retirement years he continued to be Mr. Fix-it around the home, played the harmonica in the Philharmonic Orchestra and enjoyed walking his dog, Molly while visiting his neighbours on Baffin Crescent. Dad's declining health curtailed many of his activities but he still enjoyed listening to music and looked forward to visits with his family. In compliance with Dad's wishes, a private gathering of his family has been held. Special thanks to the staff at Sturgeon Creek Residence, Deer Lodge Centre (2 south and tower 5) for their compassion and kindness to Dad and also to the staff at the Grace Hospital for their gentle care and concern on the many occasions he was there over the last couple of years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laurie's memory to the Salvation Army-Grace Hospital, 300 Booth Dr., Winnipeg, MB R3J 3M7 or to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St., Winnipeg, MB R2L 1X3. Laurie's arrangements have been entrusted to the Family Owned Funeral Chapel of: WOJCIK'S ALL BELIEFS FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM 897 4665
October 15th, 2006
September 21st, 2006)
ABRAM BESTVATER After a lengthy battle with heart disease, Abe Bestvater passed away at Bethesda Hospital on September 21, 2006, with his loving family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brigitte; his sons, Stacy and Steve (wife Ginette and granddaughter Mia); his sister Helen Peters; and brothers, Henry (Mary), Jake (Mary), John (Shirley); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Abram and Margareta Bestvater; sister Tina Bestvater; brother-in-law Henry Peters; and sister-in-law Helen Bestvater. Abe was born July 8, 1931 at Grandfather Martens' farm in Grunthal. He received his schooling in Grunthal and after Grade 10, worked several years on the farm. He then moved to Winnipeg, taking several jobs, including working at McLeod's and Eaton's. On the suggestion of his sister Helen, he attended Teacher's College in 1957-58, and started his teaching career at Elm Creek. Abe loved to learn and returned to Grace College of the Bible, graduating in 1961. That fall, he took a teaching position in Niverville and in 1962, he transferred to Steinbach, where he would spend the rest of his teaching career. During the summer of 1961, Abe was a counselor at Red Rock Bible Camp. This began a 40 year involvement with Red Rock that included sitting on the camp Board of Directors. Abe and Brigitte met several times, but their courtship started just after the blizzard of 1966. They were married on August 20, 1967. In 1969, they took a sabbatical where they attended Tabor College, both graduating in 1970. Their first son Steve was born in 1971, followed by Stace in 1973. Abe loved to travel. In 1972, he took his young family on his first of nine trips to Alaska, helping at a mission. Other family trips included destinations such as Florida, Texas, Victoria, Kansas, and Chicago, all in his customized camper vans. Abe's hobbies included operating his Ham and CB radios, electronic, automotive and clock repair, locksmithing, taxidermy, hunting, and farming. His family, friends and acquaintances benefited greatly from his gifted mind and skilled fingers. After retirement, Abe spent much of his time volunteering at the MCC self-help store, fixing everything from phones to clocks and toasters. Abe was a devoted and amazing father and husband, never losing sight of what was important for his family. We would like to thank the wonderful nursing staff and Dr. Thiessen at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach for their excellent care. A special thank you to all who supported the family in prayer. Viewing will be held Monday, September 25, at Birchwood Funeral Chapel at 7:00 p.m., with a devotional to follow. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church, 360 McKenzie Ave, Steinbach. Interment at Heritage Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Red Rock Bible Camp. Arrangements by: Birchwood Funeral Chapel Steinbach Winnipeg, MB 1-888-454-1030 or 1-204-346-1030
September 20th, 2006
RONALD DE JONG In Memory of Ronald de Jong Ronald de Jong - a young man who travelled from Holland to Canada in 1947 to chase after the dreams we all wanted, a man who knew it would not be that easy to fulfil those dreams. Ron - a man who was a Jack of all Trades . When he got his hands on wood, metal, wire, engines, computers and even food and drinks, he could work magic. Husband - a man who loved his wife Rosemary for 37 years and will always be with her in spirit. Father - a man who taught us well, to work hard, to achieve and yet still have a little fun doing so. And to make things a little interesting, Live Life On the Edge! Ronald de Jong - a man we will never forget. Love You Always, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend Rosemary, Marianne, Michael, Phil, Jenn, Shanntal and Ed A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave. East, Beausejour, MB. In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
WALLACE ERIC CAMPBELL BUECHLER (WALLY) VE4 CB Peacefully with his family by his side, on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at the Riverview Health Centre, Wally Buechler passed away at the age of 78 years. Wally was predeceased by his parents, Amy and Emil Buechler, his brother Larry and sister Audrey Kroeker. He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Marie, their children, Gail (John) Piercy, Ken (Karen), Heather (Doug) Keenes, Chris (Sandy); grandchildren, Taya, Justin, and Jamie Piercy, Kathleen and Kaitlyn Buechler, Spencer and Hannah Keenes, Nathan, Matthew and Michael Buechler; brothers, Ron and Glen (Wendy) as well as numerous other family members. Wally was a devoted family man and was an active member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He was retired from the City of Winnipeg in 1990. Wally had a keen sense of humour and was very proud of his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 14 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 708 McCalman. Interment will follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. Special thanks are extended to the staff of Riverview Health Centre, 3East for their loving care and support for Ol Blue Eyes . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Wally to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 708 McCalman. Arrangements entrusted to: GLEN LAWN FUNERAL HOME 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. 982-7550
FRED ALBERT (ALLAN) HANSON (published on November 24, 2005)
FRED ALBERT (ALLAN) HANSON 1938 - 2005 Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Fred Hanson, beloved husband of Lourdes, passed away at the Riverview Health Centre with family and friends by his side at the age of 67 years. He is survived by his wife; two children, Michael and Kirsten and grandson Denzel; one sister Martha (Dave); two brothers, William (Janine) Hanson and James (Lorraine) McLeod; also surviving is one sister-in-law, Christine Hanson, are many nieces, nephews and friends. Fred was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, George and Jack Hanson and Sam McLeod. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Home with viewing to be held one hour prior to the service with Fr. Wenceslao Rebillaco officiating. Special thanks to CancerCare Manitoba, Riverview Health Centre 3E Wing, and to all the family and friends for all their care and compassion during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Fred to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson - North of McIvor - 338-0331
BILL DAVIS VE4WU
September 9, 2005
WILLIAM FREDERICK DAVIS (VE4WU) September 27, 1921 - September 9, 2005 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill (William) with his wife and family at his side. Bill will be sadly missed by his wife Mary of 58 years, who dedicated herself to ensure his comfort; also survived by his niece Elaine (Ray); special great-niece Chelsey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mitch and Mae Zooke; nieces, Brenda (Graham), Carol (Bert) and Joyce Stephenson; and numerous other nieces and nephews. As a Second World War veteran, Bill served in the Navy from 1940 to 1945, in charge of communications and decoding, a love he had since he was 15. He retired from the Winnipeg Post Office in 1985 after 32 years. Bill and his wife Mary enjoyed many years together doing one of their favourite pastimes, fishing. He was an active member of the Winnipeg Senior Citizen Amateur Radio Club and volunteered many hours of his time. He also spent many hours with his video camera as he had a great interest in photography. A private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the palliative care staff at Riverview and private home care staff. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Always in our thoughts and loved forever. He put his arms around you and said Come unto Me. Top of the morning to you and the rest of the day to myself. WOJCIK'S ALL BELIEFS FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM 897 - 4665
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