Rudy M. Sawatzky, age 82, of Steinbach, went home to be with his Lord Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Bethesda Place, Steinbach, MB.
He was predeceased by his wife Betty. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Paul Sawatzky and many other family and friends.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Cornie Rempel officiating. Interment at Heritage Cemetery, Steinbach, MB.
Donations may be made to Gideon's, PO Box 3619 Stn Main; Guelph, ON N1H 9Z9 available at the service.
Arrangements by: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 1-888-454-1030 or 346-1030.
Peacefully on April 16, 2008 at the Vita Personal Care Home, Vita, MB, Nellie passed away at the age of 91.
Remaining to cherish Mom's memory are sons
Julius (Heather), Allan (Mary) and Harold (Judy); grandchildren Cooper (Tara) Burnell, Jason Burnell, Wayne (Lisa) Burnell, Tammy (Glen) Ekman, Laura (Allan) Caron, Susan (Dave) Fraser, Michael Smalby, Janice (Darryl) Packulak, Lori (Craig) Huffman; great-grandchildren Dale, Daniel, Bryan, Nicole, Jeremy, Janna, Cole,
McKenna and Hayley. Sister in laws Dora and Rose Rutka; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Floyd; four brothers; one sister; a half sister and brother.
Mom was born in Arbakka, MB on October 28, 1916. She married Floyd in December 13, 1935 in Winnipeg and resided in Middlebro, MB. Mom and Dad raised their family in many different locations of Manitoba and northern parts of Ontario, eventually settling in Manitoba. Mom had a great zest for life. Family was her main focus. She got great joy in cooking for family and friends. She will always be remembered for her homemade bread. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow, loved to visit family and friends. She always had a meal and refreshments for visitors and treated everyone equally. She loved to travel, loved animals and enjoyed bowling.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday April 22, 2008 at Steinbach United Church.
Interment followed in the Memorial Cemetery, Steinbach. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Nellie's name to a charity or organization of your choice.
Pallbearers were Cooper Burnell, Jason Burnell, Jeremy Ekman, Allan Caron, Dave Fraser, and Michael Smalby.
Rest in peace Mom
Steinbach Funeral Services In Care of Arrangements 230 Reimer Avenue Steinbach, Manitoba. Phone 204 392 0650.
With the sun rising, the birds singing and the pussy willows waiting to be blessed on this Palm Sunday morning, our father/gido John Machula passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the wonderful age of 96 years and 6 months.
Dad was born, raised and died in Vita — never to see the mountains or the oceans. He was the first born to Ukrainian immigrant parents Michael and Anna Maczula of Vita on October 26, 1911. He married Anne Podolsky on July 12, 1939 and celebrated 53 years of marriage.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Anna, wife Anne (1993), daughter Julie (1979), and his sister Mary and her husband Joe Ziemski. He was also predeceased by all his in-laws on the Matwig Podolsky side.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son David and wife Shirley, daughter Lesia and husband Garry Smith, son-in-law Dave Johnson and wife Brenda; grandchildren — Cheryl Johnson and Mike Phinney of Haileybury ON, Jeff Johnson of Winnipeg, Rachel Smith and Tracy Annett of Ottawa ON; DeAnne Smith and Terry Hamblin of Winnipeg, Ashley Happychuk and Trevor Woligrocki of Winnipeg and great grand-children Dana Johnson and Madison Trudeau; his brother Nick and wife Stephie of Winnipeg and his nieces and nephews.
Dad attended school in Vita and then went on to further his education at Wesley College in Winnipeg from which he graduated. He then returned to Vita to be a laborer and farmer and labor he did. Dad spent 90 years living at his home. On Remembrance Day 2001 he moved to the Shady Oaks in Vita, till his hip broke (2003) and he could no longer look after himself.
Dad was very community minded — he was a life member of the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ukrainian National Home of Vita, Vita Credit Union (Manager), Vita Co-op Creamery, Shevchenko School District #1388, Boundary School Division Board, the Liberal Party of Provencher/MB, Ukrainsky Narodny Fond just to name a few. He also was on the Board of the Vita and District Hospital and the Vita Personal Care Home — for which we are so blessed that they built in Vita, for all our residents. Ironically that is where dad's last home was to be on this earth.
Rest well Dad, you have lived a full life. We will miss you, love you and never forget you.
Many special thank you's to Dr. M. Weeraratne, dad's home care workers, staff of the Vita Hospital and all the wonderful, caring, compassionate staff of the Vita Personal Care Home.
Prayers were said on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Vita MB.
Funeral service was held at the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vita MB on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Dr. Gregory Zubacz and Deacon Leon Twerdun officiating. Interment took place in the Parish Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church or St. Demetrius Cemetery Fund.
Vita Funeral Homes "Vita Chapel" Vita, Manitoba In Care of Arrangements Phone 425 3114
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
Peacefully at Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, MB on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, Gertrude Shore went to her eternal home at the age of 79.
Gertrude was born on December 18, 1928, to Jacob & Maria Wall at Stuartburn, Manitoba. She married Richard Shore on July 17, 1947 and moved to Friedensfeld area in 1951.
Left to cherish her memory are her seven children and their families: Gerry (Betty), John (Sandra), Leon (Denise), Elsie Reimer (Heinz), Vicky Tate (Jack), Stephen (Jeanne), Julie Friesen (Kevin); grandchildren: Heidi; Scottie, Jason; Belinda, Carl; Owen, Amanda, Matthew, Esther, Tyson; Chloe, Liam; Drew, Robyn, Mallory; Camren, Tamera; great grandchildren: Benjamin, Ana; Hannah, Drayson.
She was predeceased by her husband Richard Shore in 1976, and one grandson, Jordan Richard Shore in 1993.
We, the family would like to thank the staff at Cedarwood Supportive Housing and at Bethesda Hospital for their support and thoughtfulness in caring for our Mom.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, April 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church, 360 McKenzie Ave, Steinbach, Manitoba, with interment at the Clearspring Cemetery, close to Steinbach.
If friends and family so desire, donations in Gertrude's memory may be made to Back to the Bible, 100 — 189 Henderson Hwy; Winnipeg, MB R2L1L7
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030
Walter Heinrichs, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 17, 2008 in the Rehab Unit at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, MB.
Dad was born March 29, 1921 and lived his earlier years in the Grunthal area, where he worked as a farm labourer. On June 13, 1953 he married Susan Harder from Kleefeld and settled in Grunthal where he started Grunthal Transfer. He later sold the business and became an orderly/ambulance attendant at Bethesda Hospital. This resulted in the family moving to Steinbach in 1969. After retiring in 1986 he enjoyed many years of travel with his wife Susan, and spending time with family and friends. He was active with many seniors groups and CSSM camps. Dad enjoyed talking to people and made many friends over the years. Many people have fond memories of Dad, from his carpet-bowling and pool companions, to the clerks at Sobeys who enjoyed his chocolate bar tips, to those who took part in his free sidewalk sermons outside the Post Office and RBC.
Dad's family, especially his grandchildren, was a source of joy for him, and he played a huge role in everyone's lives. He loved to talk, but always took time to listen. He will be dearly missed as our constant source of support and inspiration.
Dad leaves behind daughter Sandi and Ed Voth, grandchildren Julie (Daniel) and Kristie (Jon), great-grandson John Edward; son Bob and Mavis, grandchildren Jeremiah, Samara and Skye, great-granddaughter Peyton; son Don and Jennifer; daughter Lynda, grandchildren Joe (Angela), Matthew (Andrea), Robyn and Mitchell; daughter Karen and Jackie, granddaughters Carollyne and Sarah; brother Daniel (Margaret) and sister Anna (Peter) Koop.
Walter was predeceased by his beloved wife Susan (nee Harder); grandson Tommy Friesen; brother Elmer; and parents David and Helena Heinrichs.
A very special thank you to the nursing staff at the rehab unit for the compassion and friendship shown to Dad during his last six months. Thank you to Dr. Krahn and Ann Plett for their loving care.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach with interment in the Grunthal Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Canadian Sunday School Mission, MB, 200-189 Henderson Hwy., Winnipeg, R2L 1L7.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030
MARY ADAMYK (Funk)
Peacefully on Monday, April 21, Mary passed away at the Kildonan Personal Care Home with her son at her side.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by her sons Brian (Arlene), Gordon (Judi); and grandchildren Katharine, Jillayne, Nicole, Erik, and Mitchel.
She is survived by her brother Henry and sister Helen. She was predeceased by husband George (2002), parents Jacob and Margaretha Funk, and five brothers and three sisters.
Mary was born in Randolph, MB in 1926. She married George in 1960. The family lived in Winnipeg, Arborg, Grand Marais and Steinbach. Mary moved to Winnipeg in 2006. Mary's passions were her faith, music, family, and spending time with her grandkids.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the third floor staff at KPC for their compassionate and excellent care over the years.
Viewing will be at the Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach, Saturday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Arrangements by Birchwood funeral chapel 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030
LYNN PATRICIA COULTER
Suddenly but peacefully Lynn passed away on Friday morning, April 18, 2008 at the Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, MB.
Lynn is survived by her husband Allen; mother Lil; sister Louise (David); sisters-in-law Arlene (Alan) and Trish; nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Lynn was predeceased by her father Alex and her brother Jeff.
Although severely physically disabled by the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, Lynn's generous, loving, supportive nature was extended to the entire family and friends.
Many people beyond immediate family members are extended a heartfelt thank you for their efforts in caring for Lynn. Homecare workers and nurses, Bethesda Place staff, Bethesda Hospital staff, Manitoba Rehabilitation staff, emergency care workers and numerous volunteers worked tirelessly in helping Lynn battle her illness.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfield Drive, Steinbach, MB. Some of Lynn's nieces and nephews will share their thoughts of their precious auntie with the congregation.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Lynn's name can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030
MARY BERGEN nee Dueck
May 5, 1928 — Feb. 2, 2008
Peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at the Bethesda Hospital, Mary Bergen, aged 79 of Steinbach, MB, went to her eternal home.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Cornelius and her children: Larry (Viera) of Winnipeg, Menno (Tamara) of Kleefeld, Gordon of Winnipeg, Anna (Bert) Toews of Steinbach, Eldon (Cindy) of Winnipeg. She will be also missed by her 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers.
Mom loved her gardening and many houseplants. She also devoted her time to making blankets for the poor in Russia. She saved scraps from old blankets and clothing to make patchwork blankets so that nobody would go cold. Mom was very creative and was able to find value and a place for everything. She also enjoyed crocheting blankets. Many of the patterns from her blankets came from her own imagination. She made each of her children a wedding blanket. It was also very important to her to have her blanket chest full so she had enough for all her grandchildren to pick on out on their 16th birthday. We will miss her big pots of soup that she loved to make when she knew that any of us children where coming home to visit.
The funeral service will be Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church, 84 Oak Ave, Grunthal. Interment at Grunthal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local food bank.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ilchyna and the caring hospital staff.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030.
In Loving Memory of CORNELIUS G. ESAU
1920 — 2008
Corny, husband to Mary, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, at the age of 87.
He was born on July 23, 1920 in the USSR. Corny immigrated to Canada in 1926 along with his family. The family settled in Blumenort, West Reserve in the fall of 1926. In the spring of 1927 they moved to a farm in the Rosengard area west of Steinbach, MB. He was educated in the Rosengard school district and was one of the first to graduate with his grade 8.
Corny was baptized upon his confession of faith on
June 8, 1941 in the Elim Mennonite Church in Grunthal, MB.
On Aug. 1, 1953 Corny married Mary Friesen, the love of his life, in Ste Elizabeth, MB. They settled on his family farm where they raised their four children. This is where he taught us family values and how to work. We have many wonderful memories of working and playing together.
In 1981 Corny and Mary moved to 375 Henry St. in Steinbach. This is the home where the grandchildren spent a lot of time with Grandma and Grandpa. They played many a card game with their grandparents. Dad spent many hours back on the farm during the summer, helping with the field work. His other summer passion was tending his flowers outside the house. As he got older and wasn't going to the farm as much, he started his woodworking hobby, making bread boards, birdhouses, clocks and furniture. Each family member has some token of this talent.
In April of 2007, Corny and Mary moved to Fernwood. Here Dad made many new friends, enjoying visiting and puzzling in the sun room.
Memories of his life will be cherished by his wife of 54 years, Mary; sons, Don (Linda), Leonard (Maria), Brian (Cheryl); daughter Marianne (Wilf); 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also one brother, George (Tina); two sisters, Anne Ginter and Mary Esau and their families; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law and their families.
Corny was predeceased by his parents, Gerhard and Anna Esau; one brother, Diedrich; two sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.
Viewing was held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Steinbach Mennonite Church on 345 Loewen Blvd. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons or to MCC.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB.