1921 — 2005
Frank Hildebrandt of Grunthal, Man. passed away Friday, Dec. 9 with his family at his side, at the age of 84 years, after struggling with cancer for several years.
Frank is lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary, and their six children, Dennis (Shirl), John (Bonnie), Barry (Cory), Randy (Annie), Dale (Susan) Hildebrandt and Lori (Marc) Rioux. He is also remembered by his grandchildren, Dustin (Kristen), Chynna, Madison, Amber, Nathan, Bryanne, Cindy, Sherri, Ryan, Erin, Cobi, Emi, and Kaden; and his great-grandchildren, Ethan, Rialey, and Taylor. Frank was predeceased by his brothers, John, Henry, Jake, Pete, and Abe.
Frank was born in Warmen, Sask., the youngest of six boys. He farmed with his family in the Winkler/Sperling, Man. area. When he moved to Grunthal and married Mary Wiens in September 1947, he brought his big heart with him. He wasn't just an electrician, plumber, furnace man, gravedigger, gasfitter, he was also a curler, comedian, hat collector, baseball player, active Lion's member and young at heart. He never retired from work, he just slowed down. He was still installing furnaces and hot water tanks the last few months of his life. But more than work, Frank always made time to help his family, whether it was shingling a roof in Calgary, completing the electrical, plumbing and heating in the homes of most of his children, or helping Uncle John with the fall harvest, he was always there without fail. Even when experiencing health problems, he single handedly planned his 80th birthday and his boisterous laugh will never be forgotten.
The family would like to thank Dr. Strank, home care, and especially the staff at DeSalaberry District Health Centre. John and Nettie Wiens hold a special place in our hearts due to their exceptional support the last few months.
The funeral service was held at Elim Church, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. In memoriam donations can be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5K9, or the DeSalaberry District Health Centre, Box 320, St. Pierre Jolys, MB, R0A 1V0.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
Allan Huebner passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2005 at his home in Prelate, Sask., at the age of 71.
Allan is survived by his son, Daryl Huebner of Prelate, Sask., and his daughter, Kim (Denis) Baudry and their children, Diane and son Jeremie, Aurele and Adrienne, all of Ste. Agathe, Man.
Allan was predeceased by his parents, Gottfried Huebner and Natalie (Lange); sisters Hilda, Ella and Alma.
Allan's working years were spent as a grain elevator manager, moving through the Manitoba communities of Miami, Plum Coulee and Niverville, and transferring on to Leader, Sask., where he retired. He enjoyed working with the farmers and made many lasting friendships. He played hockey with the Niverville Oldtimers when they were actually "Oldtimers". He looked forward every summer to the family camping trips and telling stories around the campfire.
A private graveside ceremony will be conducted for the immediate family at the Morris Cemetery.
Dad (Grandpa) will always be remembered and treasured in our hearts.
HENRY L. BRAUN
Aug. 5, 1921 — Jan. 6, 2006
Quietly in his sleep at 6:45 a.m., Jan. 6, Henry passed away at Bethesda Place in Steinbach, Man. He was a son of the late Peter and Helena Braun of Lowe Farm, Man. Henry was Secretary Treasurer of the Town of Steinbach from 1952 to 1967, followed by 18 years as office manager at Derksen Printers. Henry took an early retirement to devote several years to working for MCC as a full and later part time volunteer as his health allowed. Volunteering and being of service to others, whether in his church or in the community, was an important part of his life.
Henry is survived and missed by his wife of 43 years, Nettie; sons, Keith (Carol) of Steinbach and James of Morden, Man.; daughters, Judith (Ken) Mantie of Marchand, Man., Sharon of Pouce Coup, B.C., and Audry (Lloyd) Fear of Elm Creek, Man.; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Ed (Margaret) of Morris, Man.; and three sisters, Hattie of Altona, Man., Mary (Corny) Friesen of Lowe Farm, and Eva (Benjamin) Wiebe of Portage La Prairie, Man.
Henry was predeceased by his first wife, Wanda (Reimer); one daughter, Elaine (Al) Budarin; three brothers: Peter (Justina), Jacob (Olga), John (Anne); and three sisters, Lena (Peter) Harder, Lena and Tina in infancy.
We would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Bethesda Place for the excellent and tender care he received over the past 2 1/2 years. A funeral service was held at the Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach, Tuesday, Jan. 10. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Bethesda Place, Box 939, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1A3.
Arrangements by: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, it is with deep regret that we announce the death of Frank Gushulak, at the age of 70 years, Jan. 6, 2006, at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.
Frank is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gertie Gushulak; son Curtis Gushulak; daughters, Cheryl (nee McDonell) and Janice Gushulak; grandchildren, Britanny and Logan McDonell and Aiden Gushulak; three brothers and four sisters. His parents, Metro and Anne Gushulak, seven brothers and two sisters predeceased Frank.
Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 12, 2006 at St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Sirko, Man., with The Very Reverend Father Miron Pozniak presiding. Should friends so desire, donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Manitoba Cancer Care Foundation.
The family would also like to give special thanks to Dr. N. MacEachern and the staff at the Grace Hospital who gave tirelessly during Frank's battle.
Vita Funeral Homes "Vita Chapel" in care of arrangements.
AGNES TARASENCO (nee Friesen)
Nov. 5, 1918 — Jan. 10, 2006
Agnes Tarasenco passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006 at Bethesda Place, at the age of 87.
She was predeceased by her husband John in 1995; and by sisters, Susie, Kay, Helen; and brothers, George, Ben, Henry, Abe and Tony.
She is survived by her loving children, Larry (Laura), Shirl (Norm) Peters, Ginny (Gord) Wyatt, Alan (Karen); her grandchildren, Alexis, Jason, Michele, Shauna, Shelly, Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Madisson, Julianne, Samantha, Brianna and Kaleigh; as well as her sisters, Birdie, Eva, Elma, Gertie, Mary; and brothers, Bill, Dave, Neil and John; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was born in Letellier, Man., and as a young woman she moved to Steinbach, Man. to work, where she met and married John in April 1940. Mom was a homemaker, but also helped our dad in his business. She enjoyed Scrabble, crosswords, reading, sewing and knitting, and, of course, spending time with her grandchildren.
She moved to Bethesda Place in May 2003, where she was lovingly cared for. Here she was known for her sharp wit, opinions, and her candid "one liners", which helped endear her to the staff. The family greatly appreciates everything the staff did for our mother and grandmother during her time there.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethesda Place, Box 939, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1A3.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, 1 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach, Man., with interment at Heritage Cemetery. Viewing will be prior to the service.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
KATHARINA (KLEIN) SCHROTH
Nov. 21, 1939 — Jan. 6, 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Katharina Schroth on Jan. 6, 2006. Katharina was visiting family in Germany at the time.
The funeral was held in Germany on Jan. 11, with her husband Helmut by her side, as well as daughter Pia, with husband Rolf, granddaughter Jennifer, and Katharina's two brothers, Hans and Georg, with their families.
Daughter Angelika, with husband John, and grandchildren, Christiana and Steven, would like to say their last goodbyes at a small reception Friday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m., at the Golden Friendship Center in Niverville. Please join us.
Wir werden dich sehr vermissen Kati / Mu / Omi
1944 — 2006
Ruben passed away peacefully Jan 7, 2006 at Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, Man. He is survived by five brothers: Bill, Vern, Andy, Ben and Norman; three sisters: Mary, Liz and Lydia; and their families. He was predeceased by parents, Peter B. and Agnes Reimer; brothers, John and Harry; and sister Eva.
Ruben's labour of love was on the family farm near Blumenort, Man. Accepting hardships as they were dealt to him, in 1994 he made his home at Birchwood Apartments, Steinbach.
The family would like to thank the home care staff and all those who helped make Ruben's day at Birchwood Apartments. He will be sadly missed.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, with interment at the Blumenort EMC Cemetery.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
MURRAY K. EYFORD
Murray Eyford passed away Dec. 30, 2005, in Welden, California, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Henry Cannon.
Murray was born and grew up in Piney, Man., son of Skafti Valdimar and Andrea Holmfridur Eyford. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann; and his parents. He is survived by three daughters, Mona Lynn, Barbara Ann Cannon and Sharon Therese Smith; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carol Blyth and Norma Gunton.
Murray joined the Canadian Navy at the age of 17, where he served as a Wireless Operator on Corvettes and Frigates during World War II. After the war, he was employed by the Canadian National Railway in Winnipeg and Ilford, Man. He and his wife, Ann Johnson, moved to California, where Murray was employed by the Southern Pacific Railway as a dispatcher and later as an Addictions Counselor for railway employees. He was instrumental in guiding and assisting hundreds of men and women in dealing with addictions, often opening his home to those who needed a haven. He will be remembered for his love of family, concern for others, his humor, love of music, history, sports.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
It is with sadness that the family of Della Pott (Bartel) announces her passing. Della was born Aug. 2, 1945 and died Nov. 16, 2005.
Predeceased by her father, Abe Bartel, in 1986, she is survived by and mourned by her husband, Albert; her mother, Helen; her sisters, Sue Labelle (Lou), Katherine Penner; and her brother Dave Bartel (Marie) and their families; also by her many friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Winnipeg and Steinbach, Man.
Rest in peace, Della.
'Til we meet again.
Annie Slywchuk passed away peacefully at SEHA Bethesda Nursing Home, at the age of 98, Jan. 9, 2006.
She was predeceased by her husband Nicholas, and grandson Jeffery. She is survived by her daughter Leona; her sons, Ernest and Russell; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at Green Acres Memorial on Hwy. 1 East and Navin Road, at 2 p.m., Jan. 12, 2006.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Bethesda for all they have done for our mother, and we request no flowers. However, a donation may be made to the Bethesda Nursing Home, Box 939, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1A3.
THÉODORA BISSON (née Fisette)
Décédée paisiblement à l'âge de 86 ans le 16 janvier 2006 à la Villa Youville, Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes, Man. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants Marguerite Kirouac (Paul), Gérard (Betty), Dianne Decosse (René) de Chapleau Ontario, Stan, Ronald (Claudette) d'Ottawa et Robin Kovacs (Matthew). Elle laisse aussi dans le deuil un frère, Mathias (Marie), trois belles-sœurs, Marie-Joseph Fisette, Eileen Bisson et Aurore Gagnon de Hearst Ontario et plusieurs petits-enfants et arrière-petits-enfants. Elle sera accueillie par son conjoint Stan Bisson, sa fille Jeanne, son garçon François et ses autres frères et sœurs. La famille désire remercier le personnel et les bénévoles de la Villa Youville pour les services exemplaires rendus depuis le mois d'août 1993. Les prières seront récitées à 19h00 jeudi le 19 janvier 2006 au Salon mortuaire Desjardins, 357 rue Des Meurons, Saint-Boniface. La messe des funérailles aura lieu à 14h00 vendredi le 20 janvier en l'Église catholique de Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes présidé par M. l'abbé René Chartier. L'inhumation suivra au cimetière de l'Église. Une réception aura lieu pour parents et amis après les funérailles à la salle Legion à Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes. La direction des funérailles de Madame Théodora Bisson a été confiée au Salon funéraire Desjardins, 233-4949 ou sans frais au 1 888 233-4949.
Théodora Bisson (née Fisette) peacefully passed away at the age of 86, Jan. 16, 2006 at the Villa Youville, Ste. Anne-des-Chênes, Man.
She is survived by her children, Marguerite Kirouac (Paul), Gérard (Betty), Dianne Decosse (René) of Chapleau, Ont., Stan, Ronald (Claudette) of Ottawa, Ont., and Robin Kovacs (Matthew). She is also survived by one brother, Mathias (Marie); three sisters-in-law, Marie-Joseph Fisette, Eileen Bisson and Aurore Gagnon of Hearst, Ont., and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Stan Bisson, her daughter Jeanne, her son François, and her other brothers and sisters.
Our thanks go to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Villa Youville in Ste. Anne for the exemplary services she received since August 1993.
Prayers will be said at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 Des Meurons , St. Boniface. The funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, at Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. René Chartier officiating. Interment to follow at the Ste. Anne Cemetery. A reception will be held after the funeral for family and friends at the Legion Hall in Ste. Anne.
The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Geordie Brown, 87, died in the Bethesda Hospital, Jan. 16, 2006, after suffering a stroke the week before. He was born to Isaac and Gertrude Brown in the Kronsgart District, Plum Coulee, Man., Sept. 14, 1918. He is survived by his dear wife, Sophie (Hiebert) Brown; eight children, Gordon (Violet), Grace Bartel, Gerald (Irene), Garry (Vi), Gilbert (Mavis), Gail Dzuba (Merv), Garth, and Gloria Barkman (Alvin); 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, three brothers, and one great-grandchild.
In his teens he memorized 500 Bible verses to earn his way to camp. Through this he understood God's love for him and committed his life to God. He was active as a Sunday school teacher, in youth ministry, as a choir director, and led a string orchestra for many years in various communities. In the Steinbach MB church he was active in Boys Brigade as long as his health permitted.
He was a farmer in the Morris/Lowe Farm, Man. area until 1960, when he moved to Steinbach to work as a plumber. He began Brown's Plumbing & Heating in 1973. After he retired he continued to contribute his expertise until his death. He and Sophie celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2005.
Geordie was an avid sportsman and fisherman, and active in church ministries and music. He also greatly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The service will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Steinbach, Man., Friday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m., with interment at Heritage Cemetery.
Thank you, doctors and nurses at the Bethesda Hospital for the kind care and services. A special thank you to all who supported the family in prayer.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Gideons, PO Box 3619 Stn Main, Guelph, ON, N1H 9Z9.
RENÉ GERALD JOSEPH CURÉ
1951 - 2006
René Gerald Joseph of St. Pierre, Man. passed away suddenly at the St. Boniface Hospital, Jan. 10, 2006 at the age of 54 years.
He is survived by Janice and their two children: Joycelne and Steven; son-in-law Robin; daughter-in-law Cathy; five grandchildren: Tyler, Kaitlyn, Celeste, Keisha and Aiden; mother Alice; four sisters: Rachel, Annette, Helene and Monique; two brothers: Claude and Marcel; four brothers-in-law: Hubert, Clarence, Jack and Dharam; two sisters-in-law: Brenda and Linda; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. René was predeceased by his father Joseph in1988.
Cremation will take place, with a funeral mass and burial to take place in St. Pierre, Man. at a later date.
Please forward condolences to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home, 5 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach, Man.