CORNELIUS B. DUECK
Our father was born Oct. 25, 1925 to Peter R. and Anna (Barkman) Dueck of Gruenfeld (Kleefeld), Man., where they operated a small farm and raised their family of six boys and two girls. Dad attended school until the age of 15 while helping his father with the tasks such a farm demanded. At the age of 18, and with the advent of the Second World War, our father sought and attained the status of Conscientious Objector. Following the conclusion of the war, our father worked a variety of jobs, including ones in farming, forestry, and mining.
In 1948 he met and in 1951 married Betty Kroeker of Rosenort, Man. The newly formed family spent the better part of the next decade increasingly involved with both church and farm. The couple would have four daughters before Betty's untimely passing in 1964.
In 1966 he met and married Alice Braun, originally of Waldheim, Sask. The next few years were ones of much activity, with Dad studying education in Winnipeg as a means to changing careers while simultaneously running the family dairy farm in Kleefeld. In 1967 the family added a fifth and final sibling, a boy named David. In 1969 the family moved to Brandon, Man., and then Boissevain, Man., where Dad assumed a post teaching history at the collegiate which he would keep until 1980.
In 1980, with most of his daughters beginning their own families, the Duecks moved again. Indulging a lifelong love of nature, Dad bought a resort on Big Whiteshell Lake in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. In this endeavor the couple remained until their informal retirement in 1991. Following this date, our parents divided their considerable energies between their responsibilities to their church, and their personal passion for travel.
Neil Dueck passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, June 28, at the age of 79 years. Dad was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth; his parents; his brothers, Peter, John, Martin, Henry, Ben; and sister Annie.
He is survived by his wife Alice; sister Nettie (Fast); daughters, Clarice, Gloria, Lorraine, Brenda; son David; their spouses; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Donations in his memory may be made to Gospel for Asia, 245 King St., Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 1L9 (905-662-2101).
The funeral service was held Monday July 4, 2005 at Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church, with interment in Kleefeld E.M.C. Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep regret that we, the family, announce the death of W. Terry Yaremchuk, June 29, 2005, at the Kingston General Hospital, at the age of 40 years.
He is survived by his best friend, Glynis Miller; daughter Haley; son Jordan; parents, William and Linda; brother Tim (Rose Ann), Dylan and Robyn; nephew Jeremy; grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m., at the Sundown Community Hall, Sundown, Man. In place of flowers, donations may be made for Haley's Education at the T.D. Bank, 2305 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Man., or to The Canadian Cancer Society.
Vita Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Peacefully, with family by her side, Tuesday, June 28, 2005, Sara Funk passed away at the age of 96 at the Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg.
Her family of nine children will lovingly remember her. Abe (Kay), Frank (Emily), Cornie (Rosier), Jake (Brenda), Peter (Betty), Jim (Lorna), John (Anne), Susan (John), Sarah (Art); 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren. Sara was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius, Aug. 30, 1976; one granddaughter, Sandra, March 22, 1992; and one grandson, Leonard, Jan. 17, 2000. Her parents, Frank and Sara Wines; two brothers, John and Jake; and two sisters, Susanna and Tina, predeceased her.
Viewing at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man., Friday, July 1, 2005, 7:30 p.m., with a devotional at 8 p.m. Funeral service was held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 11 a.m., with burial in the Memorial Cemetery in Steinbach.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Roseau River Bible Camp, Box 40, Roseau River, MB, R0A 1P0.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
FRIEDRICH FRANZ DOLBERG
Peacefully, Friday, July 1, 2005 at home in Marchand, Man., Friedrich Dolberg passed away at the age of 79 years.
Friedrich is survived by his wife and constant companion of 54 years, Margarete (Wendt); two sisters, Gertrud Schroeder and Anna Stein of Germany; three children, Fred (Joanne Dallyn) of Edmonton, Alta., Regina (Ejgil) Konge of Richer, Man., and Andreas (Kari) of Victoria, B.C.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law. His parents, three brothers and three sisters, and one grandson predeceased him.
Friedrich was born Sept. 27, 1925 on the family farm of Pinnowhof, Germany. He came to Portage la Prairie, Man. with Margarete and his young family in 1961. He enjoyed many years of farming by Richer, and 10 years of retirement by Marchand.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, with interment in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Friedensfeld, Man.
In memory of Friedrich, donations may be made to South East Palliative Care Unit, c/o Box 939, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1A3.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Health Sciences Centre and Bethesda Hospital, and especially Home Care attendants Marie and Mona.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr.; Steinbach, Man.
AGATHA BARKMAN JACKSON
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Agatha Barkman Jackson on July 11, 2005, at the Deer Lodge Hospital, just five days short of her 97th birthday.
Aunt Agatha was born July 16, 1908 in Steinbach, Man. She was the second of 14 children born to Jacob D. and Anna E. Barkman.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Wilfred; her parents; sister Anne; six brothers, Fred, Albert, Martin, Walter, Edward and Ted; sisters-in-law, Tien, Evelyn, Agnes, Katherina, Violet, Mary and Pat; brothers-in-law, George Doerksen, Ben K. Dueck, Henry Doerksen and Neil Neufeld.
She is survived by sisters, Kay Doerksen of Satanta, Kansas, Helen Dueck of Steinbach, Man., Nettie Doerksen of Satanta, Kansas, Dorothy (Harry) Neufeld of Ile des Chenes, Man., and Ruth Neufeld of Steinbach, Man.; brother Irwin of New Westminster, B.C.; and four generations of nieces and nephews scattered across Canada and the United States.
Aunt Agatha took an avid interest in the lives of her large extended family, mailing each and everyone birthday, anniversary and special seasonal cards. They were always very much appreciated. Being the second oldest in a family of 14 children meant there were never any idle hands and Aunt Agatha did her share of hard work. In her teens she did housecleaning and various jobs in and around Steinbach, but then in her early 20s she left for Winnipeg. She was employed as a domestic for several prominent families, maintaining friendships for years after her retirement.
Aunt Agatha led a very active life traveling, visiting and going downtown to Eaton's or the Bay almost daily, meeting friends for breakfast or lunch, regardless of the weather. This she did well into her 90s and slowed the pace only the last few years. For approximately 40 years she went to Augustine United Church to help fold the church bulletins, together with several other ladies and made true and everlasting friendships. Thank you for being so kind to her, which was not hard because she herself was such a kind and gentle soul.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 14 at Augustine United Church, 444 River Avenue, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Augustine United Church, Attention: Oak Table, 444 River Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0C7, or a charity of your choice.
Bardal Funeral Home and Crematorium, 843 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Man.
Mary Vajdl (nee Hudrick)
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, our beloved wife, mother, and grandma, Mary Vajdl, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at Beausejour Hospital.
Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 32 years, Bern; her son Bernard (Claire); her grandchildren, Angele, Jenelle, and Zack; her mother Olga Hudrick; her sister Ann (Doug); her six brothers, Rudy (Denise), Tony, Joe, Eddie (Irene), Jimmy (Diane), Johnny (Lynn); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Joseph, her sister Rose, and her brother Donald.
Mary loved the outdoors, walking in the trees in the early morning and working in her flower gardens. She devoted her life to her husband and her son, the "two men in her life". She also enjoyed spending time with her grand "babies". Her family was her real pride; she knew her importance as a wife, mother, grandma, and friend. Mary was always giving of herself and of her time to others and truly recognized value in everything. She was a believer; she believed in life and that everything and everyone possesses a special quality. She also believed that you're here for a reason. Mary touched everyone who knew her. You were drawn to her enthusiasm in life, her sense of humor, and her mischievous grin. Even though our time was cut too short, she will always be with us in our hearts, our laughter, our tears, our thoughts. We will celebrate her life and miss her forever. We will never forget.
Sincere thank-you to the nursing staff at Beausejour Hospital, and a special thank-you to Joanne, Mom's homecare worker.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place, and a memorial service to be held Saturday, July 16, 2005, 2 p.m., at Green Acres Funeral Home, Hwy. #1 E. at Navin Rd.
Arrangements entrusted to Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery
Hwy. #1 E. at Navin Rd.
BERNARD G. HARDER
Jan. 22, 1929 to July 7, 2005
Husband of Katherine Harder (Thiessen)
Ben was born at Lowe Farm, Man. to Gerhard and Katherina Harder. There he spent his early years growing up. Ben met Katherine Thiessen in Winnipeg, Man. while working at the Winnipeg General Hospital.
After Ben and Katherine (Tina) got married, Ben worked at the Winnipeg General Hospital as a custodian, where they lived for seven years. They later moved to Gladstone, Man., where they purchased a farm, but stayed working in Winnipeg for another year. At this point they decided to pursue fulltime farming. He purchased his first tractor, a John Deer AR, which he was very proud of, along with his team of draft horses. The farm eventually developed into a small dairy operation.
In 1974 they decided to move to Steinbach, Man., where they rented a house for a few years. They then purchased a small hobby farm east of Steinbach, where he continued to milk a few cows, and raise chickens and pigs, but his main interest was still his heavy horses. He also found employment at Loewen Windows. Looking for a change several years later he began his 10-year service for the Town of Steinbach, where he operated the Zamboni at the Centennial Arena in the winter, and operated the mowers for the Parks and Recreation Department in the summer until his retirement. He also did custom mowing and tilling as a side business, and was meticulous with the quality of his work, and ensured that his customers were always satisfied. Ben was always dealing on something and you would never know what he would bring home.
After Ben retired he still continued to stay on the small farm, raise livestock, and had his Percheron horses. He was inspired to continue with projects till his last days, never quite realizing the condition of his health or his age. If you wanted to find Ben and Katherine on Friday and Sunday evenings, you were sure to see them at Chicken Chef.
Bernard G. Harder passed away suddenly in his home, Thursday, July 7, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Katherine (Thiessen); and his children, Gerald (Debra), Eleanor (Victor), Brenda (Ed), Darryl (Fran); as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jake (Mary); sister Mary Klassen; sisters-in-law, Kay Harder, Mary Reimer, Helen Harder and Kay Harder. Ben was predeceased by his parents, as well as six brothers and five sisters.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 12 at the Chortitzer Mennonite Church, Steinbach. Interment at Heritage Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, Room ON109 - 675 McDermot Ave.; Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
1922 - 2005
Arnold Herbert Biedler passed away at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, Man., Friday, July 8 at the age of 82.
Dad grew up on the family farm in Friedensfeld, Man. June 24, 1949 he married Adeline Schultz. Just recently they were happy to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary.
After their marriage they moved to Langenburg, Sask., Edmonton, Alta., and in 1953 they returned to the Biedler homestead. They raised one son, Randy of Steinbach; and six daughters, Jennifer (Kurtis) Krentz of Steinbach, Melony of Winnipeg, Man., Beatrice (Toni) Weigert of Kelowna, B.C., Bernice (Ron) Bednar of Winnipeg, Glenda (fiancÚ Rob Moen) of Kelowna, B.C., Candice of Winnipeg.
Dad was innovative and capable of fixing anything. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors. Dad took great pride in the fact that the farm was in the Biedler family for over 100 years. He liked hunting and fishing. One of our fondest memories was picking blueberries and mushrooms. He truly enjoyed these country excursions and being close to nature.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Steinbach. Interment at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Hwy 12 S.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
"Until we meet again, thanks. So long, Dad."
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
RANDOLPH BRIAN FREUND
1961 - 2005
Randy was born Sept. 30, 1961 in Steinbach, Man. He was baptized and confirmed at the St. Paul Lutheran Church.
He was called home suddenly at his home on the farm on July 8, 2005 at the age of 43.
He leaves to mourn, his beloved wife of 18 years, Diana (Christiuk); son Branden (11) and daughter Dayna (8); beloved parents, Roy and Adelaide Freund; brothers, Reg and Donnie (Charlene); sister Gaylene (Derrick) Mehling; mother-in-law Helen Turner; brother-in-law David (Dale) Christiuk; sister-in-law Rosie Christiuk; numerous nephews and nieces.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 14, 2005, 2 p.m., at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Steinbach, with interment to follow at the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Friedensfeld, Man. Viewing was held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 7-8 p.m. and at the church prior to the service.
Donations may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.
KAROLYNNE EDITH RIEHL
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, and aunt. Karolynne, aged 47 years, died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at the Morris General Hospital.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Cliff of Morris, Man.; daughters, Clara (Daniel) Olivier and sons Tristen and Tyler of Fraserwood Man., and Cheryl of Winnipeg, Man.; her parents, Glenn and Shirley Baldwin; and grandmother Nellie Duchak, all of Winnipeg; her stepsons and their families, Dennis (Kim), Clayton (Geri), Clifford (Joan), and Richard (Elaine) Riehl; brothers, Robert (Kathy) and Ed (Vickie) Baldwin; and sister Barbara (Brian) Bell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Karolynne was raised in the Otterburne West District, and attended school in Ste. Agathe and St. Pierre Jolys, Man.
If friends so desire, donations in Karolynne's memory may be made to Epilepsy Manitoba, 3009 Hargrave St., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2J8.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 23, at the Otterburne West Cemetery. Lunch to follow at the Otterburne Hall.
Morris Funeral Home in care of arrangements.