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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 116

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Date: Saturday, 9 July 2016, at 11:17 p.m.

OLGA SABO (Rogowski) Nee Slotiuk
March 11, 1943 - Nov. 7, 2004

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Olga Sabo in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Connie Young (Randy) and Valerie Schollenberg (Ross); and son Dale Rogowski (Michelle); grandchildren, Tyler, Brittany, Jason, Nikita and Brian; sisters, Molly Panko (Johnny) and Rose Diawol (Stan, predeceased); and her nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

We would like to thank Cancer Care Manitoba and the Palliative Care nursing staff at the St. Boniface Hospital.

A memorial service will be held in Winnipeg at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4A6.

Mom, we will always love you and you will always be in our hearts.

All our love

You are missed already

Your loving family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Neil Bardal Inc.


Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, Mom changed her residence and peacefully left this earth for her new heavenly home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Walter; her children and their families: Bruce (Elma), grandchildren Cari (Keith Brown) and Dwayne; great-granddaughter Katelyn; Amelie (Rod) Thiessen, grandchildren Jacquie (Joe Engbrecht), Derek and Nicole; Bob (special friend Sherry), grandson Mike; Lorne (Carol), grandchildren Christopher and Caitlin; Marlene (Peter) Rempel, grandchildren Megan, Sydney and Dayna; and Kelly (Carla), grandchildren Mikayla, Taylor and Riley. She will also be dearly missed by her siblings: Katherine, Annie (John), Gertie, Pete (Lottie), Jake (Rose), Lillian (Lorne), sister-in-law Erna, and many nieces and nephews.

Mom was predeceased by her first husband Herman in 1999, and by two sisters: Agnes and Mary.

Born March 13, 1923 to David and Elizabeth Klassen, Mom grew up in the Ekron area. She was baptized at 17 years of age in Kleefeld, Man. Places of employment included housekeeping in Winnipeg, Blumenort Co-op, Janz Hatchery and Steinbach Bakery. After marrying Dad in 1957, homemaking became her full-time job. Mom was an incredibly hard worker, shown over the years through her yard, her pantry and her home. She had many creative talents and took great pride in her garden, flowers, canning, crafts and handwork. She also took pride in her children and because of her love for music, her children could never sing enough or play their instruments enough for her. Because of Mom's encouragement, we were taught to be available and love working in the church with our music, teaching or whatever abilities we had. Practicing for church even came before doing dishes! Mom was also noted for her generosity, her love to entertain, her sense of humor and getting slightly wild if she was losing a card game. She overcame many obstacles in her life and showed us what a servant's heart is like, unselfishly and lovingly always putting others before herself. Mom was a woman of prayer and her devotional time with God every morning was a priority. She stood on God's Word and trusted Him to come through for her.

Woodhaven Manor was Mom's home for the last seven years. She found love again and married Walter in April 2002. Walter brought much joy to Mom and was faithfully at her side right until she took her last breath.

Viewing took place at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Mennonite Church, 422 Main St, Steinbach, Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Heritage Cemetery, Steinbach.

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

HELENA FRIESEN (nee Letkeman)
1904 - 2004

Helena Friesen (nee Letkeman), beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, slipped peacefully from this world Nov. 3, 2004 in Steinbach, Man.

She was born to Abram and Helena (nee Harder) Letkeman, Jan. 10, 1904 at Grossweide, Man. The sixth of 12 children, she left school with regret after grade 5 to work on the farm. Helena loved horses and spent many hours working with them in the barn and on the fields.

She married John (Johann) Friesen of Halbstadt, Man., Jan. 3, 1928. They later resided at Stuartburn, Horndean, Winkler and Steinbach.

Gardening was one of Helena's favorite avocations. She and John maintained large vegetable gardens wherever they lived, as well as carefully tended flowerbeds. Helen continued puttering among the plants into her 90s. She was also a wonderful cook and enjoyed a special talent for crocheting.

At the grand old age of 70, Helen took driving lessons and earned her license for the first time. She wanted to share duties behind the wheel when they visited family.

Following John's death Helen moved to Cedarwood seniors' apartments in Steinbach, where she assisted in readying the noon meals. She retired from this duty when she turned 90, saying, "I have worked long enough!" Helena would often sit with a lady across the hall, reading the Bible to her.

Helena's 100th birthday celebration in January 2004 drew family members from across southern Manitoba, and the occasion was marked with an item in the Steinbach Carillon. At the time of her passing, she was the eldest of Rest Haven Nursing Home.

Helena was predeceased by her father Abram in 1924; her mother Helena in 1956; son Edward in 1980; husband John in 1987; brothers, Abram (as an infant), Peter, Jacob, Abram and David; and sisters, Margaretha, Maria, Anna and Aganetha.

She is survived by: son Abram and his wife Ann (Wilson) of Abbotsford, B.C.; daughter Helen Fedorowich and her husband Nic of Neepawa, Man.; grandson Dr. Craig Fedorowich and his wife Barbara (Tinkler) and great-grandson Kardy of Hamiota, Man.; grandson James Fedorowich and his wife Maureen (Van den Bussche) of Alexander, Man.; grandson Sean Fedorowich and his wife Maria (Candido) and great-grandchildren Nicholas and Sarah of Winnipeg, Man.; son John of Rush Lake, Sask.; granddaughter Linda (widow of Darcy) of Brandon, Man.; granddaughter Patricia and her husband Danny and great-grandchildren Kelsey, Reese and Riley of Portage La Prairie, Man.; granddaughter Laurie and her husband Dave and their children Elicia, Reid, Kyle and Victoria of Brandon; daughter Eileen Friesen and her husband Abe of Steinbach; grandson Christopher Friesen of Winnipeg; sister Katherine Friesen and her husband Bishop John Friesen of Lowe Farm, Man.; sister Elizabeth Klippenstein (widow of Diedrich) of Altona, Man.; as well as many nephews and nieces, and sister-in-law Helen Friesen of Calgary, Alta.

Funeral services were held at the Sommerfeld Church, Winkler, Man., at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 with Pastor Abe Hoeppner officiating. Interment followed at Grossweide Cemetery.

"May God be with you 'til we meet again."

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler, Man. in care of arrangements.


We as a family and friends experienced the heartfelt loss of a loved one when Ken passed away suddenly on Oct. 18, 2004 at his home.

Kenneth Robert Loewen was born March 4, 1968 in Steinbach, Man. He grew up in Kleefeld, Man. and spent most of his life there. Ken accepted Jesus as his Savior and was baptized as a teenager at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Kleefeld. He was an active member in the church. He had just started teaching the junior high boys Sunday school class.

Ken loved to play hockey and always did from childhood on. When not playing hockey, Ken would be on the ice as a referee. Ken was a very well liked man. He would always find a friend wherever he went. He would always welcome you and make you feel comfortable and at home. When children were around, Ken would always notice them and make an effort to talk to them. Other than his faith, Ken's most precious gift was the love he had for his wife and their precious girls.

Ken will be sadly missed by many friends and his loving family. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Angela; his daughters, Elizabeth, Alyssa and Jaime; his parents, Gladwin and Tina Loewen of Kleefeld; his sister Iris, her husband Bob Bartel and their family; paternal grandparents, Peter R. and Tina Loewen; maternal grandparents, Peter S. and Agatha Giesbrecht; his parents-in-law, Lee and Leona Baker of Steinbach; his sisters-in-law, Cindy, her husband Rob Fender and their family, Crystal Auch and her family; and many more relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother.

Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Kleefeld, Friday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Interment at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made for the family.

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


Mr. Albert G. Barkman, aged 82 years, of Whitemouth, Man., dearly beloved husband of Clara Rosalee, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 at the Beausejour Hospital, Beausejour, Man.

Besides his wife, Clara Rosalee, he is survived by his sons, Bruce (Alicia), Murray (Nancy), Brian (Wanda); daughters, Sandra (Ray Toews), Donna (Henry Fehr); and daughters-in-law, Phyllis Barkman and Corene and Keith Antle; 29 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank and Irene, Leonard and Nancy, Louis and Kathleen, John and Jean, Peter and Ethel; sisters, Gladys and Roy Goossen, Joyce and Walter Friesen; one sister-in-law Eleanor Barkman; also many nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Annie; and sons, Wes and Monroe; brother Art; and his parents, Peter and Lena Barkman; and stepmother Susie.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m., at the Church of God in Christ (Mennonite), Whitemouth, with Ministers Ed Friesen and Franklin Penner officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Warren Barkman, Cameron Barkman, Keith Barkman, Duane Barkman, Lance Toews, Brent Barkman and Darcy Wohlgemuth.

Viewing will be held Monday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m., with a devotional service at 7:30 p.m., at the Sobering Funeral Chapel, Beausejour.

In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations in his memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9, 787-4143.

The family wishes to thank each one for the many prayers, care and kindness rendered to our family and to our dear one.

Sobering Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Beausejour, Man., in care of arrangements.

1938 - 2004

In accordance with his wishes there will be no viewing, service or memorial. Cremation has already taken place. No flowers, gifts or cards please. Donation to a charity of your choice was his wish. Thank you to staff at Health Sciences Centre, Ste. Anne Hospital and Vita Hospital for the comfort and care you provided. He will be missed.

Old movers never die; they just pack up and relocate.

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

(née Dubois)

Peacefully, Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, Berthe Côté passed away at the Repos-Jolys in St Pierre-

Jolys, Man., at the age of 81 years.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Pauline), Rita (Robert), Agnès (Jules), Doris (Paddy), Léo (Gail), Béatrice (Glenn) and Diane (Lucien); 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Annette, Irène and Cécile; and three brothers, Etienne, André and Henri.

Berthe was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; her daughter, Irène; her sisters, Alma and Jeanne; and her brothers, Charles, Albert, Camille and Zépherin.

Berthe was a seamstress for Richlu Sportswear for many years. Later, she became a home care worker, until she was diagnosed with dementia. She loved camping and she would go hunting with Dad. Her favorite saying was "Ah, les hommes!"

Funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Joseph Choiselat at the St Malo Roman Catholic Church in St Malo, Man., Friday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. The welcome blessing will begin at 2 p.m.

Interment of Berthe's cremated remains will take place in the St Malo Parish Cemetery following the mass.

Those wishing to do so may make a donation in Berthe's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 - 120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.

LeClaire Brothers in care of arrangements.

Sept. 10, 1921 - Sept. 9, 2004

Suddenly, but peacefully, Susan Doris Toews of Woodhaven Manor in Steinbach, Man. passed away at her residence.

She was born to David and Maria (Peters) Penner of Lowe Farm. Susan married Jacob K. Toews on July 13, 1941. They were married for almost 62 years before he passed away in 2003. They had three children: Bernard, Barbara and Margaret.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Bob) Walker of Edmonton, Alta. and Margie (Zave) Hera of Winnipeg, Man.; daughter-in-law Dianne Toews of Winkler, Man.; grandchildren, Sherri (Rick) Adams of Morden, Man., Rob (Elsie) Toews of Winkler, and Maya Hera and Evan Hera of Winnipeg; great-grandchildren, Jessie and Libby Adams of Morden and Nicolas and Jackson Toews of Winkler; as well as sisters, Margaret Maier Muldrew and Edna (Tom) Milne of Winnipeg, Elma (George) Warkentin of Steinbach, Sally Bird of London, Ont.; brother Bob (Gladys) Penner of Stoney Plain, Alta.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Jake; her son Bernie; sisters, Mary Driedger, Ellen Peters; and brothers, Peter E. Penner and Ed Penner.

Viewing was held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., with devotional at 7:30 p.m. A celebration of Mom's life was held Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., at the Chortitzer Mennonite Church, 479 Hanover, Steinbach. Interment at Randolph Cemetery.

The family would like to express appreciation to Peter and Mary Penner and Vern and Anne Penner for their kindness and support.

Donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee Disaster Relief Program, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5K9.

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


Peacefully, Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, Elizabeth passed away, with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary and Rose.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Tim (Monique), Joe (Wendy), Jane (Taras) Happychuk, and Susan (Clayton) Pederson, Selena; and of course her 10 beloved grandchildren.

Rather than mourn her passing, we choose to celebrate her life.

Mom grew up in Sprague, Man. Here she developed her special love for children by starting her teaching career, which spanned over a period of 30 years. She taught in many southern Manitoba and Northern Ontario rural schools. She retired from Ross L. Gray School in Sprague in 1980.

Mom had many great loves. In particular, she loved her sports and could always be found glued to her television set watching various events, including curling and football, especially the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Her many pastimes included gardening, reading, music, and her family will always cherish the many memories of lively political debates around the kitchen table.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the first floor staff at Poseidon Care Centre for their care and compassion over the last year. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation to her favorite charity, World Vision, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5T 2Y4.

Arrangements entrusted to Chapel Lawn Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre.

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