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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 74

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1916 — 2006

Anna Froese of Steinbach, Man., formerly of Winkler, Man., passed away at Bethesda Place, Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the age of 90.

She is survived by her children: Anne (Herman) Lamers of Tillsonburg, Ont., Jake of Winnipeg, Man., Bill (Vickie) of Chilliwack, B.C., John (Margaret) of Kelowna, B.C., George of Aylmer, Ont., Peter (Sarah) of Aylmer, Susie (Allan) Plett of Steinbach, Sally Dyck of Aylmer; 36 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob E.W. Froese; two daughters, Mary and Helen; and two grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel Friday, May 5 at 11 a.m., with Bishop Peter Elias officiating. There will be viewing prior to the service. Burial will take place at the Old Colony Cemetery in Chortitz, south of Winkler.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Drive, Steinbach, Man.


Nick Janz passed away April 27, 2006 at the age of 93 years. He was born in Siberia on Sept. 28, 1912 to Abram and Elizabeth Janz.

He is survived by his wife Sara (nee Peters); daughters, Rose (Ernie) Froese, Elsie (Mark) Molloy, Sally (John) Krahn; and son Leonard (Hermina) Janz; grandchildren, Sandra Froese, Janice (Sean) Fehr, Sheldon (Stacy) Froese, Jennifer Molloy, Allison Molloy (friend Steve Dupuis), Genevieve Krahn (friend Brad Otley), Becky Krahn, Josh Krahn, Amy Krahn (friend Jason Neufeld), Jessica (Jamie) Cote, Luc, Joe and Megan Janz; great-grandchildren, Travis Froese, Liam and Emma Molloy, Carollyne, Sarah and Mercedes Fehr; and one sister-in-law Mary Janz.

He was predeceased by seven brothers, one sister and one grandchild, Kelly.

Nick immigrated to Canada with his parents and his brothers, John, George and Aron, at the age of 17. He left behind four older brothers and their families, whom he never saw again. The family settled in Barkfield, Man. on a farm. He met his wife Sara while working on a farm in Glenlea, Man. They were married in Glenlea on Oct. 4, 1941.

Nick and Sara farmed in Grunthal, Man. for many years. He was a pastor of the Elim Mennonite Church in Grunthal. After he retired from farming, he opened Cottonwood Corner Game Farm. His greatest joy was involving his family, especially the grandchildren, in this venture. His favorite animal was the African lion, Simba, with whom he shared a special bond. Many school children enjoyed the wagon rides and stories he told. He especially enjoyed working with the youth groups in the church and the school children. After retiring from the Game Farm, they lived independently until he was 90, when they moved to the seniors' apartments in town.

In the last three years, between multiple surgeries and hospital stays, he still continued to farm with his son Leonard, looking after his buffalo and making hay.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thiessen, Dr. Garba, Dr. Yaffe and especially Dr. Duplessis and the staff at the St. Pierre Hospital for the compassionate care during the last few months. Special thanks also to Pastor Jarrod Chamberlin for his support and to the home care staff and nurses at the seniors' apartments.

The funeral service was held Monday, May 1 at the Elim Mennonite Church in Grunthal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the St. Pierre-Jolys Hospital.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Peacefully, Sunday, April 30, 2006, George Lafrance (Carter) passed away at the St Pierre Hospital in St Pierre, Man., at the age of 65 years.

At George's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place Friday, May 5, 2006, 2 p.m., at the St Pierre Roman Catholic Church in St Pierre. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Vita Funeral Homes, St. Pierre Chapel, St. Pierre, Man.

1930 — 2006

Sadly on April 28, 2006, Martha Klassen of Steinbach, Man. passed away in peace at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Man. Left behind to mourn are her son Herman Reimer and her daughter Kitty Reimer, adopted son Gabriel Demas, and foster children Becky and Jonathon Delaronde. Martha was a sister to eight siblings, predeceasing Johanna, Rosella, Tootsie, Kenny, Tony, Herman and Henry. The eldest brother Peter now welcomes her into the light. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Peter Klassen, and her first husband, Ben Reimer, and will be dearly missed now by all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; but rest assured, she is looking down upon them with all of her love.

Martha was well known all around Manitoba, renowned for her hard work as a self-employed seamstress. She was very devoted to her work, but more devoted to her customers. She had a heart of gold and never disappointed anyone, because she wanted everyone to be happy; this made her selfless, and for that we are richer for having known her. She took pride in her work and always gave a thousand percent in anything she was doing. During her last few weeks, her work was beginning to catch up to her. Feeling overwhelmed and tired, she still strived to make everyone happy. The only thing that gave up on her was her heart, but even then, God gave her a few more days for her loved ones, and for that we are also richer. Martha was also a wonderful mother, aunt, great-aunt and will be dearly missed by her close niece Jade.

The funeral service was held May 3, 2006 at Ridgewood Evangelical Mennonite Church in Giroux, Man. Interment at Heritage Cemetery in Steinbach.

Donations towards the cost of the funeral would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.

Claudia (Dolynchuk) Eliuk (nee Wachna)
Dec. 5, 1915 - April 2, 2005

Peacefully, Saturday, April 2, 2005 Claudia passed away at the Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, Man.

Claudia was born in Stuartburn, Man., Dec. 5, 1915.

She was predeceased by her first husband Alex in 1977 and her second husband John in 1998; her parents, Theodosy and Anna Wachna; six brothers and six sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are sons, Ernie (Orest) and Ted; daughter Teresa (Larry); stepdaughter Johanna (Jerry); stepson Murray (Pat); sister Eva Bially; brother Dr. Ted Wachna; granddaughters, Tanya (Brad), Tiffany (Henry), Jodie (Mathew); grandsons Jamie (Daron), Chad; and eight great-grandchildren.

Claudia spent her early years in Stuartburn, and then attended high school in Sifton and Winnipeg, Man. After graduating as a teacher, she returned to a one-room schoolhouse in the Tolstoi, Man. area, where she met and married Alex Dolynchuk Aug. 28, 1937. Together they raised three children. Ernie (Orest), Teresa and Ted. They ran the Tolstoi General Store for 40 years, and retired in Tolstoi. They were always actively involved in the Tolstoi Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian National Home and the community.

Claudia was a member of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada, Tolstoi branch, for 67 years. She sang for the Divine Liturgy as a member of the choir. She truly enjoyed her Ukrainian heritage, and participation in the social and cultural events.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and her greatest joy was spending time with them. She was noted for her simple, practical, straightforward, yet loving, approach to the joys and challenges of daily life.

In 1980 she married John Eliuk. Both being retired, they loved to have family and friends visit. They enjoyed caring for the yard and garden. They received the prestigious Manitoba Good Roads Association Award in the best country residence, non-farm home grounds category.

Claudia was involved in politics and received a beautiful award from the Liberal Party. She enjoyed traveling and visited many places in Canada and the United States, also to Cuba, Ukraine and Italy.

After being widowed again in 1998, she lived alone, even though now in fairly poor health, she stubbornly carried on with the goal of remaining independent in her own home, with the assistance of homecare services. In 2002 she moved to an apartment in Steinbach until her passing.

A special thank you to the physicians and nursing staff at Bethesda Hospital for all their kindness during her stay in the hospital. Also special thanks to all the homecare givers.

Funeral service will be said Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m., at the Steinbach Funeral Home. Graveside service and interment will take place Friday, April 8, 11 a.m., at the All Saints Cemetery, Winnipeg, Man. The Very Rev. Fr. Miron Pozniak and Rev. Fr. O. Naherniak officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Vichnaya Pam'yat (Eternal Memory)

Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home 5 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach, Man.


Katherina was born in Hochfeld, Man., Oct. 14, 1914, to Abraham and Aganetha Unrau. Mother passed away peacefully at 8:10 p.m. at the Bethesda Hospital on April 4, 2005 at the age of 90 years.

Mom grew up on the family farm in Hochfeld together with seven brothers and six sisters. In 1933 she was baptized upon confession of her faith in the Chortitzer Church. Oct. 16, 1934 she married our father, John H. Neufeld, who predeceased her in 1967 after 31 years of marriage.

She was also predeceased by her parents, seven brothers, four sisters, one son-in-law, one grandson and one great-grandson.

After 12 years of widowhood, Mom married Cornelius M. Friesen in 1979. They shared 21 years of marriage before Cornelius' death in 1998.

Mother leaves to mourn her passing, five children: son John (Sarah) Neufeld of Steinbach, Man., Nettie (Henry) Kehler of Niverville, Man., Mary Peters of Colony Bergthal, Paraguay, Bill (Dorothy) Neufeld of Steinbach, and Martha Neufeld of Steinbach; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as six stepchildren: Helen Hiebert, Ed (Anne) Friesen, Cornie (Mary) Friesen, Paul (Tina) Friesen, Abe Friesen, Albert (Anne) Friesen; 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son-in-law and one grandson from the Friesen family.

Mother worked hard all her life. After Dad passed away she worked for nine years at the St. Malo Sewing Factory and then for two years at the Ste. Adolphe Nursing Home as a Nurses Aid. Mom loved to travel and entertain company. She greeted everyone who visited her home with smiles and enthusiasm. She was well known for her "faspas" and was an excellent cook.

Mom became ill and passed away very quickly. In the last few weeks she often expressed that she was tired and she looked forward to going home to be with her Lord and Saviour.

"Rest well Mom, you earned it. We will miss you always."

Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m., at the New Bothwell Sommerfeld Church. Interment at Niverville Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Peter

Picklyk, Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Vita Hospital.

Peter touched the lives of many people with his kindness and his drawings. He will be sadly missed.

Special thanks to all the staff at Vita Hospital for their kindness and care over the years.

May you rest in peace, Peter.

As per Peter's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no service.

Vita Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

1951 - 2005

Dennis was born in Steinbach, Man., Sept. 29, 1951. After having resided at various times in Nebraska, British Columbia and Alberta, he returned to his native Steinbach, where he died in the last week of March 2005.

His schooling took place in Twin Creek, Blumenort, Steinbach and Henderson, Nebraska, and in B.C., where he took a heavy mechanics course at a technical college. Perhaps he was not always the most attentive student, or the best behaved, but there was nothing wrong with his curiosity to see how things worked. This led him to a lifelong passion for tinkering with things, taking them apart to see how they functioned, and sometimes even assembling them again. How many of these projects he successfully completed had less to do with his ability, and more to do with the urgency of the task. Early jobs had him catching chickens with great efficiency, working in Blumenort, Man. at the poultry processor, a variety of farm related jobs, including a stint at custom harvesting in the United States. During various times he worked at different jobs in B.C., whether in security guard work at job sites, or construction. One of his favorites was working at the Calgary airport in security work, where he felt he had the authority to tell airline pilots where to go. More recently he spent his time in Steinbach, doing air quality inspection, as he would sometimes say, trying his best to keep his K cars in reasonable driving condition, and doing a few odd jobs here and there for family and friends.

He leaves to mourn his sudden passing, his sisters, Yvonne Lupky of Sandilands, Man., and Donelda Giesbrecht (Keron) of Ferndale, Washington, USA; and his brothers, Arnie (Kathy) of Steinbach and Wally (Ruth) of Steinbach, and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Dick P. and Katherine Doerksen; and brother-in-law Nick Lupky.

A memorial service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Thursday, April 7 at 2 p.m., with ash interment at the Blumenort Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Margaret was born Dec. 18, 1918 to Jacob E. and Margaretha (nee Rempel) Funk in Schoenweise, Man. (near Randolph), and this is where she spent her youth.

Nov. 9, 1939 she married Abe H. Neufeld of Ebenfeld, Man. (near Mitchell). There they settled on their own farm in 1941, and raised their nine children: Erna Hiebert, Harry (Shirley), Jake (Anne Marie), Dennis (Myrna), Shirley (Ernie) Poetker, Peter (Joy), John (Sandra), Doreen (Ken) Penner, and Elaine (Rick) Savoie. After their retirement from the farm in 1974 they built their retirement home on a nearby acreage. During this time they enjoyed traveling in their camper, visiting numerous communities and fairs.

In the fall of 2000, Mom and Dad moved to Steinbach, Man. to be closer to their children. When Dad's health began to fail they moved to Woodhaven Manor in April of 2003, where Dad passed away on June 9 of the same year. At Woodhaven, Mom enjoyed puzzling with her newfound friends and participating in the activities offered there.

As a family, including 28 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren, we have fond memories of her talent for quilting blankets and the many handmade Christmas presents she made for us. She shared the fruits of her labour from her garden by making the best jams and pickles.

Mom and grandma - we will forever remember your zest for life, sense of humor, and unconditional love to us all. As it says in Proverbs 31:28 - "Her children rise up and call her blessed…"

Mom will also be remembered by her sisters, Helen Hiebert of Paraguay, Mary Adamyk; brother Henry (Alvira) Funk; sister-in-law Anne Funk; and in-laws on the Neufeld side: Ed Neufeld, Helen (Abram) Wiebe, Pete (Tina) Neufeld, Jake (Margaret) Neufeld, Mary (Dick) Blatz, Jessie Neufeld; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. Interment at Randolph Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


It is with utmost sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Elizabeth

(Betty) Manness Stowe (nee Fraser), at the Lions Manor, Sunday, April 3, 2005.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Manness, and second husband, Cecil Stowe; infant son, Ronald David; and daughter-in-law, Angela Manness.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Lillian (Peter) Unger; sons, Arnold (Colleen), Fred (Carol), Donald (Manda), Dale (Sharon); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mom was born Jan. 31, 1913 in Charleswood, Man. She spent much of her life in Stuartburn, Woodmore, Miniota and later years in Winnipeg.

Mom will always be remembered for her generosity, kindness, friendliness, and her handicrafts, making quilts and knitting.

Celebration of Mom's life was held Thursday, April 7, 2005, 11 a.m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Ave., Winnipeg, Man., with viewing one half hour prior to service. Pastor Jim Poirier officiating. Interment to follow the service at the Greenridge Cemetery, Greenridge, Man.

Arrangements entrusted to: Voyage Funeral Home & Crematorium, Winnipeg.

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