ANTON (TONY) SAWATZKY
Tony Sawatzky of Pinawa, Man. passed into his Lord's presence Jan. 31, 2005 at the Victoria General Hospital, following a short illness. He is survived by his dearly beloved wife, Doris, and their daughter Dianne (Toni) Cavallo, and grandchildren, Matthew and Kiara of Winnipeg, Man.: by their second daughter Barbara (Howard) Friesen of Halbstadt, Man.; and their son David (Marcia) Sawatzky, and grandchildren, Emily, John and Stephen of Ottawa, Ont. Tony is also survived by his sisters, Annie (Almon) Reimer, Margaret Friesen, Agatha (Philip) Hiebert, Pat (Larry) Koop, sister-in-law Margaret Sawatzky, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Helen Sawatzky, and his brother Jake.
Tony lived a rich and full life. He was born in Altona, Man., April 6, 1923 and spent the latter half of his childhood in Steinbach, Man. He earned his B.Sc-Honors at the University of Manitoba in 1950. He went on to Temple University in Philadelphia to complete his PhD in Physics in 1957. He worked at the AECL in Chalk River, Ont. for six years. He and his family were amongst the first settlers in the newly formed town of Pinawa, Man. in 1963. He greatly enjoyed his career as a metallurgist at the Whiteshell Labs until his retirement in 1985.
Tony was a devoted family man who cherished being surrounded by his loved ones. His sense of humor will be sorely missed. He was very involved in his church, and the folks at Pinawa Alliance Church will miss him. He was a man of many interests and talents, including gliding, woodworking, and golf, as well as building and flying model airplanes. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Pinawa Community Center (the Secondary School gym), 20 Vanier Dr., at 2 pm. If desired, donations may be made to the Gideon's International in Canada, PO Box 3629, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2.
Sobering Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Beausejour in care of arrangements.
After a lengthy illness, Basile "Bill" Forest passed away at the DeSalaberry and District Health Centre in St Pierre-Jolys, Man., at the age of 76 years.
He is survived by his son, Gilbert (Irène) and their children, Lisa, Danielle and Jennifer; his son-in-law, Michel Carrière and his daughter, Ashley; his sisters, Rose (Amédée) Joubert, Sylvia (Alvin) Auringer, Laurette (Guy) Trudel, Ida (Eugène) Beaudry; and his brother, Joseph (Edvige).
Basile was predeceased by his wife, Thérèse, in 2001; his daughter, Colette, in 2003; his parents, Alphonse (1965) and Annie (1982); his sister, Fernande (Louis) Ulcheck (1954); his brothers, Denis (1985), Albert (1974) and Gerry (2000); his stepsisters, Jeanne (Armand) Carrière, Emma Wold and Thérèse Mahé, and his stepbrother, Edouard.
The family extends special thanks to the staff at the DeSalaberry and District Hospital for all the care given to Dad. Thank you also to his sister, Rose (Amédée), for the care and support.
Funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Guy Lavallée at the St Malo Roman Catholic Church in St Malo, Man., Monday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Prayer service began at 2 p.m.
Interment of Basile's cremated remains will take place in the St Malo Parish Cemetery at a later date.
LeClaire Brothers in care of arrangements.
ELEANOR RUTH DERKSEN (JANZ)
Aug. 5, 1949 - Jan. 23, 2005
Peacefully at the Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody, B.C., Eleanor, dearly beloved wife of Glen Derksen, went home to be with the Lord, after a lengthy battle, diagnosed later as cancer, to a place where the roses never fade.
Eleanor was married to Brian Weiss in 1970. In that love, their daughters Madrece, Melody (Frank), Melissa and Meredith were born. Eleanor was blessed with another great man, her second husband, Glen Derksen. They cherished the love they had for one another for 20 years.
Five grandchildren were her pride and joy: Jasmine, Dustyn,
Barett, Benjamin, and Harmony. Her loving mother, Freda Janz; and her two treasured brothers, Tim and Loren (Caroline) Janz; sisters-in-law Loretta and Sharon (Barry) are still our blessings here on earth.
Eleanor was predeceased by her dear dad, Benjamin Janz, in 1992, and two brothers, Reginald (2000) and Royden (1978), all of whom she treasured.
Surrounded by her lovely family, she left her body and her soul, and took flight to a land where there is no night, no tears, and no more pain. There was great rejoicing in Heaven to meet her loved ones, but most of all, Jesus. What a day that will be, when we will all be reunited.
AGATHA BROESKY FUNK
February 8, 1907 - February 6, 2005
On Sunday, Feb.6, 2005 at 12:14 p.m. at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Steinbach,MB, with her children there to celebrate her 98th birthday , Mom, Agatha Broesky Funk, quietly responded to her Savior's call to come home. Mom was the last of the John and Agatha Broesky family and got to the highest age.
She was preceded by her husband Abraham, two sons Jacob and Cornelius, one daughter-in-law Helen Ginter Funk, one granddaughter Dianna Funk Barkman and one great- grandson Corey Friesen.
She leaves to mourn her passing three daughters: Agatha (Peter) Unrau of Grunthal,MB., Katherine (Otto) Winkler of Mitchell, MB, Susan (Gary) Cullum of Cranbrook, BC; eight sons: Abe of Winnipeg,MB, John (Anne) of Steinbach, William (Nettie) of Blumenort,MB, daughter-in-law Edith, Peter (Anne) of Steinbach, Herman (Helena) of Sprague,MB, Jim (Judith) of Steinbach, David (Marlene) of Pansy,MB, Henry (Jessie) of Red Deer, AB, 62 grandchildren, 152 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren. Including all the in-laws of children and grandchildren, her following would be well over 300.
Mom was born February 8, 1907 in Didsbury, AB and sometime thereafter her family moved to Grunthal. She was baptized in June 1924 at the Grunthal Chortitzer Church.
She met Dad at a youth gathering; they were married on July 26, 1925 and had a good life together for 64 years and nine months.
Life on the farm was not always easy, but they always managed to get by. As children arrived there was also the responsibility to bring them up in the fear and admonition of God, which was not easy with the daily pressures of farm life. Mom loved her children and was very much concerned with their spiritual development - especially during their teenage years. In her quiet and unassuming manner she was more of a witness by example than by words. Even in her last years living at Rest Haven, Mom always prayed for every one of her children. We are so thankful for her example of love and forgiveness. Mom we can see you meeting our Saviour first of all, but by now you have met Dad again, and Jacob and Corney and all who have gone on before. We can see you without pain, and walking straight and upright. We are rejoicing with you and can hardly wait to meet you up there.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb.10 at 2 p.m. at the Chortitzer Mennonite Church, 479 Hanover St., Steinbach with interment at Heritage Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, MB.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Annie (Wiens) Neudorf (nee Braun) of Grunthal passed into the Lord's presence at the Bethesda Hospital Saturday, Feb.5, 2005 at the age of 84, following a battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband Jacob Neudorf, one daughter Irma (Robert), two grandsons Ethan and Caleb, four stepdaughters Mary, Lena, Margaret and Martha and their families, two stepsons Pete and Jake and their families as well as five sisters and one brother. She was predeceased by her first husband John in 1996, her daughter Martha 1977, one sister and three brothers.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb.9 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel with interment at the Braun Family Cemetery near Altona.
Thank you to Dr. Thiessen and the nursing staff at Bethesda Hospital for the excellent care given to Annie.
If friends so desire donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive; Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9 Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, MB..
It is with great sadness that we announce that Anne Bialkowski (nee Kohut) of Roseau River, Man., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, with her family by her side, at the age of 81.
Mom is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joe; her children, Eugene, Joan (Glenn), Janet, Elsie (Jerry); six grandchildren, Candace, Damian, Janine, Tyson, Owen and Reiss; brothers-in-law Adam Lischynski, Stafford
Bialkowski; sister-in-law Emily Bialkowski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by her son Nestor in infancy; parents, Steve and Paraska (nee Korchak) Kohut; brother, Peter (Stella) Kohut; sisters, Mary Lischynski, Lena (Bill) Yasinski; parents-in-law, Mike and Mary Bialkowski; brothers-in-law, Paul, Pete, John and Walter (Emily) Bialkowski.
Mom was born in Stuartburn, Man. on Dec. 11, 1923. She married Joe on May 4, 1946, and moved to Winnipeg for a couple of years, then moved back to the country and farmed for most of her life. She also was a news reporter for The Carillon for Roseau River for numerous years. Mom's pastimes were planting flowers, gardening, writing Ukrainian Easter eggs, crossword puzzles, and bingo, also cooking for company. Her knack for making those excellent perogies will be missed.
Mom was a person who had a heart of gold. She always cherished the times with her children and grandchildren were around her. Mom was the kind of mom every child deserves.
The family expresses a heartfelt thank-you to the caregivers during the last couple of years, Dominion City Fire and Rescue, Vita Emergency Services, Dr. Strank of St Pierre Hospital and Dr.
Arrezaghi of Vita and District Hospital.
Viewing will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at Steinbach Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 11, at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Stuartburn, Man., with interment at Planky Plains Cemetery, following the service.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Mom, you will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. We love you. Vichnaya Pam'Yat.
Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home, Steinbach, Man.
Judith Margaret Alice Baerg of Kleefeld, MB passed away suddenly and peacefully Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the age of 54 at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg. "Dearest wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, you leave behind many who loved you. But we have good memories of your caring life and Christian faith and we plan to meet you in Heaven. We pray it is soon."
Judith was a kind, loving, gentle, honest woman and will be truly missed by her
family, relatives, and many friends. She enjoyed working and helping out in church activities especially teaching the children's classes and children's story time.
Judith is survived by her beloved husband David Baerg and their three sons David J A Baerg, Steven J A (Tracey S) Baerg, and Philip J A Baerg, and her granddaughter Shaylyn Q Baerg, her mother Mary M M Logan, her three brothers John F Logan, Douglas E A Logan, Paul E A Logan, and her sister Pam A L Logan/Peter Geller and their children Alexander and Philip Geller.
Viewing/prayers will be held Thursday, Feb.10 from 7-8 pm at West Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 416 Cathcart, Winnipeg, with a devotional at 8 pm. Refreshments to follow. Funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 pm at West Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church with interment in Kleefeld at the Church of God in Christ Cemetery. Refreshments at the Kleefeld Fire Hall after the burial.
Should friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street; Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6
Special thanks to all the church members, the Grace Hospital, paramedics and others that helped Judith in her time of need.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, MB.
1914 - 2005
Our precious and loving mom, grandma and great-grandma Katherine Penner, age 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb.6, 2005 at the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital.
She was born to Peter and Katherina Thiessen in Giroux, MB on April 6, 1914. She accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour and was baptized on July 12, 1931. Mom married Isaac L. Penner on April 21, 1934 in Blumenort, MB. Together they had eight children; five boys and three girls. Their first years were spent in Blumenort where they farmed. In the spring of 1957 Mom and Dad moved their family to Maryfield, SK where Dad bought a bigger farm, hoping his sons would follow in his farming footsteps.
Mom was predeceased by her husband on November 8, 1978 and by her daughter Janet on January 15, 1983. She will be deeply mourned and never forgotten by her children Mervin and Nettie Penner, Denver and Gladys Penner, John and Sandra Dueck, Bernice and Dave Dueck, Ruby and Tom Nicklefork, Larry and Alvina Penner, Lawrence and Lenora Penner, Gilbert and Margaret Penner, 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, plus many relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel Thursday, Feb.10 at 7 p.m. with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will held at the Evangelical Mennonite Church, 422 Main St., Steinbach Friday, Feb.11 at 2 p.m. with reception in the auditorium. Interment at Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to EMC Missions.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, MB.
Margaret Leppky passed away peacefully at the Mountainview Lodge in Lillooet, B.C., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at the age of 90 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, William G. Leppky, in 1998, and is survived by her loving family: daughter, Lorraine Enns (Richard); three grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna, B.C., with reception to follow.
Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services.
Feb. 19, 2005, Elmer Adrian, formerly of Hepburn, Sask., passed away suddenly at his home in Niverville, Man., at the age of 89 years and 11 months.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Elvera (nee Regehr); children, Brenda (Don) Falk, Audrey (John) Neufeld; grandchildren, Jesse and Amanda Falk and Crystal and Jonathan Neufeld; sister Martha Peters; brother Albert (Eva); and sisters-in-law, Wilma and Loretta Adrian. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Eva Adrian; brothers, John and Henry Adrian; brother-in-law Clarence Peters; and sister-in-law Evelyn Adrian.
Dad was born March 17, 1915 near Dalmeny, Sask. He married our mother on April 23, 1944 and over the next 50 years worked tirelessly to provide for his family. In his youth he took an electrical course, which proved invaluable over the years. In the early years Dad farmed, and owned a general store and a Massey Harris dealership. Later he drove a mail truck, school bus, a fuel delivery unit and a truck for the Department of Highways. Although he wore many "hats" over the years, his passion was for the land. For over 20 years he and Mom drove from Saskatchewan to Manitoba to help with seeding and harvest.
Dad showed us the value of balancing a good work ethic with taking time for family and friends. He had a great sense of humor, a keen memory, and a gift of storytelling. He took great pride in his children and grandchildren.
After a battle with cancer in 1981, Dad recognized his need for his Saviour and accepted Jesus into his heart. In January of 1997, Dad suffered a heart attack. Encouraged by their children, he together with Mom, began making retirement plans to move to Niverville. Here he established many new friendships and enjoyed spending time with family.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, 11 a.m., at the Fourth Avenue Bible Church, Niverville, Man. Interment at Hespeler Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.
Suddenly, at his home, it is with deep regret that we announce the death of Fred Lamoure, beloved brother and uncle, Feb. 19, 2005 in Vassar, Man. He was 75 years old.
Fred is survived by his sister Louise (and Jim) Bass of Piney, Man., sister Marge Capon of Winnipeg, Man., brother Ed Lamoure of Yellowknife, NWT; nieces and nephews: Debbie, Brian, Dwayne, Brenda, Arlene, Vernon and Alice. Also, his dog Mollie and cat Lucky. Fred was predeceased by his father Alfred Lamoure and mother Mary Schenk.
In his early years, Fred served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in Germany. He worked for many years in the bush in Southeastern Manitoba and as a heavy equipment operator in the north. The majority of his working life was spent driving a cement truck for Lafarge and then later in Buffalo Point. Fred was an avid snowmobiler in his younger days. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years. He always enjoyed having an OV(s) with his buddies.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 at the Piney Community Church in Piney, with Rev. Hermanson officiating. Fred's pallbearers will be Coni Anderson, Arlene Demare, Alice Bass, Richard Maslanka, Brian Capon, and Mike Demare. Interment will take place following the service in Wampum Cemetery, Wampum, Man.
Special thanks to: Coni and Merle Anderson, Roy and Lillian Anderson, Michael Giesbrecht, Rev. Hermanson, Corporal Brad Anstead, South Eastman Regional EMS (Vita Ambulance Station), Jason Topnik, and the ladies at the Piney Hall who are serving lunch. Should friends so desire, donations in Fred's memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Vita Funeral Home in care of arrangements.