HENRY D. KEHLER
Saturday, April 23, 2005, with family at his bedside, following a lengthy illness, Henry D. Kehler, aged 76 years, of Niverville, Man., passed into the arms of his Lord.
Henry was predeceased by both parents, John N. Kehler, 1972, and Maria Doerksen Kehler, 1990; and his twin brother John (Betty) in 1995. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Helen; son Jarold (Gail) of Winnipeg, Man., and children Shauna and Kristen, son Raymond at home, and daughter Grace (Ray) Perreault of Ste. Anne, Man., and children Kayla and Tia; as well as brothers, Peter (Rena) of Winnipeg, Ed (Susan) of Mitchell, Man., sister Maria (Herman) Oelfert of Vancouver Island, B.C., brother Neil (Iris) of Winnipeg, sister Hilda (John) Peters of Niverville, and brother Herman (Lorraine) of Winnipeg; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Henry was born near Niverville on Aug. 20, 1928. He was a man who loved history, nature and his family, and will be sadly missed. He worked as a mechanic and in lumberyards for most of his working years, until illness forced him into early retirement. He enjoyed visits from family and friends at home until his passing, when he was no longer able to frequent the local restaurants for the town news. He especially appreciated the weekly visits of Pastor Peter Braun.
The family wishes to thank Drs. Strank and Duplessis and the nursing staff of St. Pierre Health Centre for their excellent care and compassion during Henry's last days.
The funeral service led by Pastor Peter Braun took place April 27, 2005 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, Man. Six of his nephews served as pallbearers. A family interment followed at Hespeler Cemetery in Niverville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Association for Community Living (ACL), 395 Main St., Steinbach, MB, R5G 1Z4.
"Until we see you again in heaven Dad…we love you always."
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel,
Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
Born Dec. 14, 1919 - Died April 19, 2005
Suddenly, after a brief illness, April 19, 2005, at Desalaberry District Health Centre in St Pierre, Man., Sam, in his 85th year, passed away.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his brother, Bill of Gardenton, Man.; sisters, Kay Jamen of Winnipeg, Man., Rose Weaver, and Doris Melson of Toronto, Ont., Mary Markle of Windsor, Ont.; and his many nieces and nephews.
Sam was predeceased by his parents, Elutca and Maria; his brothers, John, Pete, Nick; and sisters, Sophie and Lee.
Sam was born and raised in Gardenton, Man., where he spent his entire life, other than when he was stationed across Western Canada with the army reserve for three years during World War II. He then spent another two years working in Toronto, but decided to come home, back to Gardenton, where he farmed with his brother Bill.
Sam had an incredible sense of humor and a unique way of story telling, usually ending in "That's right."
He enjoyed having relatives and friends visit and spend time playing crib, hola or relating old stories with them. Sam enjoyed music and could play a mean fiddle. He also had a love for sports, especially boxing; he even had an autograph from Mohammed Ali, which he treasured.
"Rest in peace"
Thank-you to Dr. Strank and the staff at the Desalaberry District Health Centre in St Pierre for their care.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the St.
Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church, south of Gardenton. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery.
Vita Funeral Home, Vita, Man. in care of arrangements.
EDITH (GRANNY) PEDERSON
1916 - 2005
Edith Pederson, formerly of Wampum, Man., passed away at the Vita Personal Care Home, Friday, April 22, 2005 at the age of 89.
She is survived by her husband Walter; sons, Albert (Dorothy) of Thunder Bay, Ont., Conrad (Lynda) of Sprague, Man., Kenny of Piney, Man., George of Vassar, Man., Larry of Wampum, and Earl of Ignace, Ont.; daughters, Elsie (Garry) Yurechka of Wampum, Ruth (Lloyd) Thompson of Wampum and Diana (Robert) Fortin of Wampum; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers and one sister.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 26 at Salem Lutheran Church in Wampum. Interment at Wampum Cemetery.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
Edna Schinkel of Steinbach, Man. passed away at the Bethesda Hospital, Friday, April 22, 2005 at the age of 86 years.
Edna was born in Friedensfeld, Man., Feb. 8, 1919 to Michael and Amalie Grienke. Edna grew up on her parents' farm and in her early adult life she worked for a doctor's family in Winnipeg. June 4, 1943, she married Walter Schinkel. They bought a farm near Steinbach and farmed until 1973. A year after moving to Steinbach, her loving husband Walter passed away. In 1995, Edna sold her house and took residence at Woodhaven Manor.
Edna was a devoted mother and faithful servant. She was very active in the church circle. Edna sang in the church choir from early adulthood to well into her senior years. She was a very busy lady - braiding hangers, quilting, knitting and other handwork. She spent countless hours doing jigsaw puzzles and playing games with her family and friends. She was an avid baseball fan no matter the team. She will be dearly missed, not only by her family but anyone who knew her.
Edna leaves to cherish her memories, her three sons, Orville and Gerda, Armand and Azora, and Marvin and Natalie; nine grandchildren: Amanda, Don, Orian, Chris, Greg, Andy, Chris D., Colleen and Joanne; and 17 great-grandchildren. Edna is survived by one sister, Christine (Gotlieb) Borkowsky; plus in-laws, Ida (Albert) Grienke, Tillie (Peter) Berry, Else (Herman) Schinkel, Jean (Fred) Schinkel, Henry and Sophie Schinkel and Irma (Ralph) Pilkington.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Steinbach. Interment at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery (Hwy. 12 S).
If friends so desire, donations in Edna's memory may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
MARY WIEBE (nee Hiebert)
Feb. 16, 1926 - April 25, 2005
Surrounded by her family, Mary Wiebe peacefully passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2005 at Grace Hospital.
Mary was born Feb. 16, 1926 in Lowe Farm, Man. to Anna and William Hiebert. She is survived by her true love of 60 years, Jacob; five children: Shirley (Hank) Neufeld, Joyce (Adam) Olinyk, Carolyn (Terence) Shortt, Beverly (David) Parkes, and Richard James (Jan Remple); 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
To those fortunate to have known her, Mary demonstrated godly love by opening her home with her gifts of hospitality and encouragement. Mom lived her life uplifting her family and friends before God in prayer. As a family, we want to thank her for her faithfulness in prayer.
The family would like to express our deep appreciation for the loving care given by Dr. Joshua and the staff on 3 south of the Grace Hospital.
Funeral service will take place Friday, April 29, 1 p.m., at Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg, Man. Viewing and a devotional will be held Thursday, April 28, from 7-8 p.m., at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Man.
As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to The Bridge Church's building fund, 325-3336 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3K 2H9.
Mom, we'll love you forever.
Arrangements entrusted to Chapel Lawn Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre.
STELLA ALEXANDER (nee Fedirchuk)
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our sister, aunt, and friend in High River, Alta., Monday, April 18, 2005. Stella was born in Vita, Man., Jan. 10, 1931 and attended Mazeppa School. She enjoyed cooking, in which she excelled, gardening, and many pets.
Stella was predeceased by her parents and brother Walter. She is survived by sisters, Helen (Bob) Rotchik of Winnipeg, Man., Freda (Bernie) Beaton of Ottawa, Ont., Nellie (Mike) Kostynyk of Sundown, Man.; numerous nieces and nephews, and other family members.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private interment will be held at a later date.
Sept. 16, 1925 - April 19, 2005
Funeral service was held at Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church, with interment at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Loved and missed by his soul mate Susan; his children: Lorraine (Wayne), and Wayne (Phyllis); grandchildren: Duane (Lisa), Zandra, Jonathan, Jeffrey (Jenney), Joelle (Derek), Joshua, and Janna; and seven great-grandchildren.
"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might"
EUGENE JOSEPH ALPHONSE NICOLAS
Eugene Nicolas, beloved husband of the late Lucienne Nicolas, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 at the Villa Youville in Ste. Anne, Man., at the age of 94.
His memory will be forever cherished and he will be deeply missed by those who mourn his passing, his eight children: Lorraine (Rod) Matheson of Toronto, Ont., Louis (Donna) of Winnipeg, Man., Florent (Carole) of Whitehorse, Yukon, Jeannine (Emile) Carriere of Winnipeg, Louise (Norman) Broesky of Ste. Anne, Alice (Lenard) Doroshuk of Rocky Mountain House, Alta., Omer (Stella) of Winnipeg, Evelyne (Roger) Vien of Winnipeg; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; his sisters: Jeanne, Therese and Valentine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eugene was predeceased by his beloved wife Lucienne in May 2004; his parents, Louis and Marie (Dumont) Nicolas; his brothers, Jules, Henri, Joseph, Ernest, Julien; a sister, Leontine; and a grandson, Richard Nicolas.
He will be fondly remembered for the tremendous love for his wife, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He never cared much for material things, but he really cared for his family. He always teased lovingly and had unique expressions that were so endearing. His smile and chuckle spoke volumes and the touch of his hands warmed our hearts. Tears will never wash away the grief, nor time erase the pain, but our loss today is truly heaven's gain.
A special thank you to the staff at the Villa Youville who took the time to make a difference in his life.
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m., at the Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church, with viewing a half hour prior to service. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery, and Fr. Rene Chartier will officiate.
Donations in Eugene's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home Steinbach, Man.
Anna Loeppky of Steinbach, Man., age 75, passed away Dec. 19, 2004 at Bethesda Hospital. She was born May 18, 1929 and grew up in the Niverville, Man. area. Anna was employed as a cook at the Municipal Hospitals in Winnipeg, Man. for 30 years.
She is survived by three sisters and three brothers: Margaret, Jake (Mary), Otto (Lois), all of Steinbach, Mary (Nick Friesen) of Winnipeg, Cornie (Karen) of Niverville, Bettie (Ron Dyck) of St. Catharines, Ont.; 19 nieces and nephews, and their families.
The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Duerksen and the nurses at Bethesda Hospital for their kind and loving care for our sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may by made to the Bethesda Chaplaincy Fund.
The funeral service will be held at Steinbach Mennonite Church, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Steinbach Heritage Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home Steinbach, Man.
ANDREA LYNN BARKMAN-MAIER
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Andrea Lynn Barkman-Maier, aged 31 years, on Dec. 19, 2004.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband of two years, Christopher; her daughter Jana; her parents, Ken (Bibi) Barkman and Grace (Denis) Theriault; brothers, Michael, Kevin and Jay; grandparents, Ed and Tina Barkman and Sara Jane Amos; her parents-in-law, Mary and Al Maier; brothers-in-law, Aaron (Robin); Ryan (Carlee); and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Levi and Agnes Reimer.
Andie was born in Winnipeg, Man., and spent her childhood in the Landmark, Man. area. The highlight of her Grade 10 was a trip to Germany as an exchange student. After completing her High School at the University of Winnipeg, Andie enrolled in the Peer Outreach Training Program offered by Red River College. Andie met many challenges as a young mom and her experience contributed to her becoming one of the founding members of the Healthy Start for Mom and Me Program, working first as a volunteer to develop the program in January 1997. During the five years she worked there, her winning smile and dedicated services were greatly appreciated. She traveled to various cities, presenting her work, including a trip to Ottawa related to the evaluation of programs such as this. More recently she worked at Anna's House in Steinbach, where she continued to offer her wisdom and energy to those around her. She loved her work and gave of herself to the families with whom she interacted. Andie was loved and will be sorely missed by everyone at Anna's House.
Andie found her soulmate in Chris and they were married on Oct. 12, 2002. Together with Jana, they were just starting on their journey as a family. Along with her lovely smile and bubbly personality, Andie will be remembered for her graciousness, her always-helpful nature and her willingness to listen and help others. Despite her many hectic jobs, Andie always found the time to plan and participate in all activities relating to her daughter Jana, and many family functions.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 23, 1:30 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfield Drive, Steinbach, Man., phone 346-1030. Viewing will be held Dec. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., also at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. Donations may be made to the Jana Barkman-Maier Trust Fund at the Steinbach Credit Union.
We wish to thank everyone for the many prayers and acts of caring and kindness extended to our family during this difficult time.
ALBERT FRANK DELORME
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albert, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at the Concordia Hospital, at the age of 58 years.
Albert is survived by his son Jeffrey (Lindsay) and granddaughter Madison, Jeffrey's brothers and sisters, Tina, Kathy, Betty-Sue, Michael and Jerry, along with their families and their mother Christine; his mother, Florence Delorme of Ste. Anne, Man., eight brothers and sisters: Herbert (Joyce), White River, Ont., Florence, Thunder Bay, Ont., Rose, Yvonne (Jim), Jeanne, Jeannette (Leslie), Aimé (Shirley) and Annette, all of Winnipeg, Man. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Herb, and his brother-in-law Chuck Duchene.
He worked at Wilson Auto Electric until his illness. His greatest joys in life were his son Jeffrey, Lindsay, and his very precious granddaughter Madison, his pride and joy.
The family wishes to thank his favorite niece Amanda and her daughter Tricity, and nephew Buck, wife Jen and their children, Danielle and Preston, for their loving care throughout his illness.
Prayers will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 Des Meurons Street. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Vassar, Man. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
"Au revoir, Albert"
The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com.