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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 79

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Date: Saturday, 9 July 2016, at 10:31 p.m.

July 28, 1993 - Jan. 8, 2005

Jeremy was an energetic, fun loving, selfless person, who loved and cared for everyone around him from young to old. Jeremy was very charismatic, to know him was to love him. He had a special way about him; this was evident as all were drawn towards him, especially children, all his younger cousins idolized him. His love for sports was obvious, as he excelled at anything he participated in, but his true passions were soccer and snowboarding.

Jeremy will be forever missed and never forgotten. He is predeceased by two pépères, Adelmar Moquin and Marcel Nault.

He will be sadly missed by his parents, Rose and Paul; two brothers, Colin and Justin; grandparents, Madeleine and Anthony Krasniuk, Lionel and Yvette Rivard, Jeannette Nault and Rosaire Grenier; great-grandmother Rolande Demarcke; many aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends.

Many special thanks from the family go out to the paramedics, the Tache Fire Department, the medical staff at Ste. Anne and HSC Children's hospitals for Jeremy's care and the family's comfort.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jeremy Rivard Trust Fund; donations will be accepted at any TD Canada Trust Bank.

Memorial service will be held at Springs of Living Water, 595 Lagimodière, Winnipeg, Man., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at 2 p.m.

We will always miss those warm caressing hugs and kisses that you were so good at initiating. You were such a "Cuddle Bug". We love you Mimi, more than words can say.

Love always, Dad, Mom, Colin and Justin.

The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.


"Now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face, now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known." I Corinthians 13:12.

Mother went to be with her Lord on Jan. 5, 2005, reuniting her with her husband; three grandchildren: Kenneth, Bonnie and Christopher; one great-grandchild: Gary; her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Mother committed her life to Jesus Christ at a young age, was baptized and joined the Evangelical Mennonite Church, then Kleine Gemeinde. This commitment she kept and it sustained her through all of her life.

Mother married our Dad, Mr. Frank P. Brandt, on June 10, 1935. Mom was proud to call our Dad her husband. They had seven daughters and four sons. For this, Mom, in her quiet voice of awe, gave credit to "uns grouta Gott" (our great God).

Mom's surviving siblings were very supportive - Aunt Lena in particular played a very important sister role for Mom in her last years. We children relied on you probably more than you know, your listening ear, your wise advice, and that delightful sense of humor you carry with you.

With a life such as our mother's, I'm sure there are many people who need a thank-you who might not be mentioned here. Consider yourself thanked for your presence, each prayer, each kind thought, thank-you.

A special thank-you to Tina Barkman of Riverton, Man., the staff and volunteers at Rest Haven, chaplains Dave Harms, John Friesen, Mary Dyck and John Wiebe. Mary Dyck, a very special thank-you to you - you were there for our mother as her health deteriorated. So often you were the gentle words and hand of Jesus to our mother. Thank-you Dr. Krahn for your compassionate care.

Last, but far from least, Mrs. Helen Bueckert was an extraordinary friend to Mom. Almost every day you came to visit Mom, hold hands and say Psalm 23 together, also repeat the words of two hymns that you both found encouraging, and then you prayed together. Thank you Mrs. Bueckert.

The family: Levi (Yvonne) and family, Erna (Dick) Klassen and family, Mary and Barbara, Ben (Rosa) and family, Bertha (Glenn) Martin, Margaret (Ben) Klassen and family, Teena (Larry) Wiebe and family, Peter, Leanne (Al) Tonn and family, Laura (Gerald) Dueck and family.

Thank-you to the staff at Birchwood Funeral Chapel for your assistance.

The funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 at Blumenort Evangelical Mennonite Church, with interment at the Blumenort Cemetery.

In her memory, donations may be made to CNIB, 1080 Portage Avenue; Winnipeg, MB, R3G 9Z9, or to Rest Haven Foundation, 177 Woodhaven Ave., Steinbach, MB, R5G 1K7.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.

Sept. 29, 1928 - Jan. 8, 2005

Peacefully, Saturday, Jan 8, 2005, with her family by her side, at the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital, Anna Schroeder (Hiebert) was called home to be with her Lord and Saviour.

Anna, also affectionately known as "Mama", was 76 years old and was predeceased by her husband Heinrich, and one son Henry (Harry). She leaves to mourn her family: daughter-in-law Shirley and her children: Chris (Leah), Sherisse (Gary) and their daughter Katie, and Nicole; son Edwin (Janet) and their children: Gary (Tammy), and Jolene; daughter Debbie Stoesz (Andy) and their daughter: Jillian; son Brian (Shirl) and their children: Mason, Madison, Eric and Aidan.

Anna was born Sept. 29, 1928 in the rural community known as Hochfeld, Man., in the R.M. of Hanover. She was the youngest in a family of four children. Upon confession of her faith, she was baptized in the Randolph CMC church. In July 1947, she married Heinrich Schroeder. They purchased a farm in the Randolph-New Bothwell, Man. area, where they farmed for the next 51 years and raised a family of four children, enjoying the many blessings that farming life can provide.

After the passing of her husband, she left the farm and moved to Steinbach, Man., where she made many new friends. She took up bowling, and enjoyed getting together with friends for breakfast, lunch, or coffee.

Mama's many skills and pleasures revolved around cooking, baking and gardening. She blessed many people with her generosity. She enjoyed making blankets for newborn babies and whenever she heard that someone was expecting a baby, she became busy making a blanket for the newborn, and a plate of dainties for the parents.

She approached any task with a great deal of pride, with the thought that any task worth doing was worth doing well.

Mama's sense of humor was always appreciated by those around her, and she was quick to present a funny cartoon or story to someone who was down.

In October 2002, Mama suffered an abdominal aneurysm. Despite the odds against making a recovery, Mama survived the surgery and made a complete and miraculous recovery and became even more secure in her faith and aware of her many blessings. She enjoyed two more years of good health, and after spending her final Christmas with the family, Mama became ill and was admitted to the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital, where, despite the best efforts of the hospital staff, Mama went on to her final glory.

The family would like to thank Dr. de Moissac and the hospital staff for all their efforts and compassion to make Mama comfortable.

The funeral service will be held at the Steinbach Chortitzer Mennonite Church, Thursday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m., with interment to follow at the Randolph cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.

Shirley Ann sawatzky
(nee Wyryha)

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our daughter, mother, sister, and aunt, Shirley Sawatzky of Steinbach, Man.

Born Jan. 1, 1967. Deceased Jan. 10, 2005 at the age of 38 years old.

The Lord took her very suddenly away from us. She leaves behind two precious sons, Kristopher and Phillip, who were the loves of her life.

Shirley is also survived by her parents, John and Mary Anne Wyryha; two sisters: Dorothy (Neil) Bednar, Christine (Wayne) Badiuk; one brother: Jason (Edite) Wyryha; niece Alexandrea and nephew Cinjin; Baba, Mary Baysarowich; one stepsister, stepbrothers, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Prayers will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, 7 p.m., at Steinbach Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, 10:30 a.m., at St Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sarto, Man., with interment at Parish Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home Steinbach, Man.


Peter Friesen, aged 66, passed away to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2005 at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, Man. The funeral was held Jan. 10, 2005 at the Steinbach CMC Church, with Pastors John Rempel and Ralph Unger officiating. Interment at Rosengard CMC.

Pete is survived by his children: son Brad Friesen; daughter Connie and her husband Doug Chornopyski, their children Ashley, Lindsay and Tyler; son Doug Friesen and his wife Jolene, their children Raelynn, Myles and Spencer; son Cam Friesen and his wife Jocelyn, their son Wade; and daughter Cristal Friesen. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary, Anne and Agatha, and their families.

Pete was predeceased by his father, Peter G. Friesen (1938); mother, Maria Ginter (1990); brother-in-law Peter Dueck (2003); and another sister who died in infancy.

Dad was born at home on May 24, 1938 and grew up in the Rosengard, Man. area. He met Luella and was married Aug. 29, 1959, and was baptized upon the confession of his faith at the Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach in 1961. He worked at several jobs, including as a mechanic at Penner Dodge, delivery driver for the creamery, manager at Stylerite, owned a chicken farm, which he sold to own Prairie Family Center in Grunthal, Man., and eventually settled as a purchaser at Landmark Feeds until his retirement at the age of 65 in May 2003.

His hobbies included deer hunting in his earlier years, watching Westerns on television, and he was always ready to play a game of cards if somebody asked. He really enjoyed sports and faithfully followed the progress of his son's hockey and baseball careers, and more recently, those of his grandsons, Myles and Spencer. Dad also served on the board at the Grunthal Arena for a time.

Dad's greatest passion was music, especially country gospel music. He played in numerous bands and at many weddings and dances. In recent years, he was very popular at the Grunthal Menno Home, and also played at many churches in the area.

He was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1984 and had also been battling liver disease for the last several years, which eventually took his life after a three-month hospitalization. Dad rededicated his life in October during his first hospital stay and had a strong faith, which carried the family through his last difficult days of life here on earth.

We, the family, sincerely thank Dr. Ilchyna and the nursing staff at the Bethesda Hospital for their care and compassion, as well as the many family and friends who came to visit.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 337 Main Street, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1Z2.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.

ELSA KWASNOSKI (nee Grigull)
1925 - 2005

Elsa passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2005 at Rest Haven Nursing Home at the age of 79 years.

Elsa Kwasnoski is survived by sister Gerda Karuhn; sister-in-law Irmgard Grigull; nieces, nephews and cousins in Germany.

Elsa was predeceased by her husband, Peter Kwasnoski; parents, Max and Gergude Grigull; brother, Werner Grigull; friend, Paul Weiss.

Elsa enjoyed crafts, gardening, strawberries and raspberries.

The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, 2 p.m., at Steinbach Funeral Home, with interment at St Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Krahn, Pastor Al Maier, Steinbach Funeral Home, the Loewen family, and the Rest Haven staff for their care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Society Manitoba, 171 Donald Street, Suite 302, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1M4.

Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home Steinbach, Man.

SUSANA HIEBERT (nee Doerksen)
Feb. 12, 1914 - Jan. 14, 2005

Susan was born in Saskatchewan, but grew up in Manitoba. Susan was greatly influenced by her grandfather, Rev. Heinrich Doerksen, and committed her life to Christ early in life. She was baptized June 1, 1936. Susan married David Friesen Hiebert on Oct. 24, 1937. This marriage lasted over 64 years, until her beloved Dave passed away March 21, 2002

She is survived by her children: David (Mary), Susie Ann (Abe Derksen), Leonard (Nettie), Edward (Katharina), William (Eva), John (Jacqueline), Marie (Martin Ginter), and their families. She is also survived by her siblings: Katharina Wiens, Helena Giesbrecht, Abram (Eva) Doerksen, Sarah Suderman, siblings-in-law: Marie Doerksen, Margaret Loeppky, Susan Leppky, Ben (Anna) Hiebert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Early in 1938 Mom and Dad purchased a restaurant in Grunthal, Man. Mom was trained as a professional seamstress, so the tiny business naturally evolved into Grunthal Fabric Center. She had a natural eye for class. If a customer wondered about fabric for a dress, Mom would take an appropriate piece of cloth, and hold it up to her customer who could see the dress that would suit her perfectly. In 1945, Dad's crippled foot threatened his life, so the doctors decided to amputate it. Mom shouldered most of the load of managing a store and taking care of four small children during the years this process took. In 1952, Mom and Dad purchased an egg grading station in Grunthal. In 1962, the family started a concrete block factory in Grunthal.

Mom and Dad retired in 1980. Mom had fairly severe arthritis at this time. Dad took her to Mexico to a doctor whose treatment was successful and Mom regained her mobility. This gave them encouragement to travel quite extensively until about 1993. During these years Mom sewed many blankets for MCC. She also sewed baby blankets for the great-grandchildren. They enjoyed fairly good health for most of this time and enjoyed an active social life with the New Horizons club. Mom and Dad especially loved the trips to Winnipeg to watch the travelogues.

Viewing was held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. A celebration of Susan Hiebert's life will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., in the Grunthal Chortitzer Mennonite Church, with viewing before the service. Interment will be at the Grunthal Cemetery.

The family would like to especially thank the staff, as well as the chaplain, at Grunthal Menno Home for their consistent, compassionate care.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Peacefully, Jan. 16, 2005, Jean passed away at the Vita Personal Care Home at the age of 85 years. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Kathy; sons, Mike (Jean), Bill (Helen), Stan (Daphne), and Nick; and one daughter, Mary (Jim) Symynyshen; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1980, one son Paul in 2003, two brothers and two sisters.

Prayers will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m., at the Ascension of our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sundown, Man. Interment at the church cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 - 120 Donald Street; Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


We celebrate the life of our mother and grandmother, Mary Loewen (nee Reimer), of Steinbach, Man., who went into Glory to meet her Saviour Jesus, Jan. 16, 2005.

She was predeceased by her husband, John D. Loewen, July 7, 1994, and her daughter-in-law, Susie, Oct. 12, 1985.

She is survived by her six sons and one daughter: John (Judi), Peter (Lorraine), Ben (Kathy), Harry (Julia), Gerald (Terri), Eldon (Tammy), Marianne (Rob); and her 16 grandchildren: Dylan, Tyson; Whitney; Sean (Stacey), Selena, Nicholas, Craig; Carmen, Hannah, Matthew; Adam; Miriel, April; Sharaya, Simeon and Adrian.

Mary was born March 25, 1931 in rural Manitoba to her parents Peter and Kathrina Reimer. She was predeceased by her parents; brother Jacob; sisters, Susanna, Martha and Elizabeth. Surviving her are her sister Katherine; and her brothers, Ben, Peter and David.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the medical staff at St. Pierre and Bethesda Hospitals for the care she received.

Mary's earlier years had the health and energy to establish a loving home and build a strong Christian heritage by example of her tremendous faith in Jesus Christ.

The family has been blessed with her legacy of music and worship that she lived and gave to the Glory of God. This faith has inspired her family and all those who were privileged to have met her. We will pass on the Flame.

The funeral took place Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Evangelical Mennonite Church, Steinbach, Man. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to Siloam Childcare International, 106-1656 Martin Dr., Box 199, Surrey, B.C., V4A 6E7, a mission that Mary supported.

Arrangements entrusted to: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.

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