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MANITOBA - Notre Dame de Lourdes - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 30

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Date: Sunday, 10 July 2016, at 9:42 p.m.

Wilbur Lewis Shirtliff

With heartfelt thanks for the life and love he shared with us, it is with deep sadness that the family of Wilbur Shirtliff announces his passing on September 16, 2007 at St. Boniface Hospital.

Wilbur will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Florence (Hogue) of 48 years, daughter Stella Marie; son, Christopher Scott (Bridget); daughter Gisele-Gigi (Glen) Wight; grandchildren, Aaron, Joelle, Brandon, Lauren, Kristen, Daniel, and Melissa (Ray), Naomi and Nick.

Also left to cherish his memory are siblings; Rowena (Ed), Lucille (Frank), Angela (George), Alvin (Pauline), Ron, Estelle and in-laws; Fred (Bernice), Orille (Gwen), Ed (June), Gwyn, Jeanette (Murray), Claudette (Ted), Bernice, Cecile (Gary), Leona and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

He was predeceased by parents Lewis (1978) and Stella (McDonell) (1935); brother Harold; sisters-in-law Maisie, Aletha, Rose, Dawn Alayne; and brothers-in-law Don, Leon, Walter and Paul.

Wilbur (Willy) was born in Winnipeg, November 7, 1930, fourth child of a family of eight. He was raised on a farm in Elm Bank District and attended Elm Bank and Starbuck schools. As a young adult he worked many winters away from home at various jobs and locations such as freighting up north from Sheraton to Lynn Lake hauling bridge timbers by tractor train across the Lakes. Willy also worked at a bush camp near Kenora Ontario, at the Canada Cement Plant in Fort Whyte and as a welder at Versatile Farm Equipment. He also did road construction for the province and municipality using his favourite toy, his Caterpillar tractor.

Florence and Wilbur raised their family on a grain farm in the Starbuck/Elie area. In off times Willy loved his fishing trips with the “outlaws” as well as hunting and curling with his buddies. In later years, he enjoyed the winter months down south where he always seemed to find another farmer wanting to talk shop.

His heart belonged to his farm, family and friends. He was a kind and generous man who worked hard and enjoyed a good time with the people he loved.

A service to celebrate Wilbur’s life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Starbuck, Manitoba with Father John McKenzie officiating.

Should friends or relatives desire, a donation may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or a charity of their choice.

We would like to thank his doctor and friend, Dr. Kevin Coates and all the staff at the St. Boniface Hospital for all the care and understanding that Wilbur and his family received.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

Linda Barwick (nee Chapellaz)

After a short, courageous battle with cancer, Linda passed away at the Portage District General Hospital on Friday September 14, 2007 at the age of 47 years.

She leaves to mourn her loving husband James Barwick and two children: Jordan and Randi; her mother Yvette Chapellaz; two brothers: Roger (Marlene), Bob (Odette); one sister Doreen Jenkinson (Peter Boon); one sister-in-law Elaine Gaultier and one brother-in-law Jim Jenkinson. She also leaves to mourn James parents: Gordon H. Barwick and Vivian (nee Downey); his two brothers: Robert G. (Darlene) Barwick, Donald T.G. (Melody) Barwick; his sister Cathy (Darren) Coulthard; and numerous nieces and nephews relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father Louis in 2002 and by one brother Donald Chapellaz in 1977.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 1 p.m. with Father Michael Wollbaum officiating. Interment in the St. Claude Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

Andre Rosset

With his family at his side, Andre Claudius Frederick Rosset passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at the Grace General Hospital at the age of 81 years.

Andre was born on July 27, 1926 in Haywood, Manitoba to Claude Alexis Rosset and Andree Perroud. At the young age of 18 he bravely answered the call to serve his country in World War ll.

He married Louise Bonnefoy on October 24, 1953 in St. Claude, Mb, where they lived and raised their 14 children. He was employed at Modern Dairies, first as a Milk Truck Driver and then a Power Engineer until his retirement in 1989. Upon retirement he liked to spend time napping in his garden, fishing with his friend Henri, hunting, carving and having coffee with his buddies at Mama Lou’s.

He will be remembered by his family and friends for his honesty, hard work, dedication to his family and his quiet wisdom. He enjoyed reading and loved to share his carvings.

Left to remember him are his wife of 54 years Louise Rosset; 14 children: Therese Rosset (Brian), Paul Rosset (Jen), Jean Rosset (Gerri), Rene Rosset (Micheline), Jacqueline Vien (Louis), Robert Rosset (Lilliane), Pauline Rosset (Rob), Marie Rosset, Andre Rosset (Debe), Roland Rosset, Norbert Rosset, Lionel Rosset (Jill), Susane McDonald (Gavin) and Ginette Caven (Lance); 16 grandchildren: Lise Thiessen (Tom), Silvie Kozak (David), Anita Vien (Justin), Denis Vien, Michel Rosset, Jerome Rosset, Colette Rosset, Janelle Bernier, Ronald Rosset, Lexe Rosset, Josee Rosset, Bradyn Rosset, Declan Rosset, Tori Rosset, Joseph McDonald and Charlie McDonald; and one great-grandson Alexander Thiessen. He also leaves to mourn two brothers: Charles (Ghislaine) and Guy (Emmy); one sister Claudia Kenny; special aunt Helene Perroud and family; uncle Charles Perroud; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his mother Andree (nee Perroud) Rosset in 1935, his father Claude Rosset in 1977 and by three sisters: Solange, Blanche and Beatrice.

Prayers will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Claude Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. with Mgr Roger Bazin officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to an organization of your choice.

We would like to thank the staff at Portage General Hospital and Grace General Hospital for their respect, care and compassion during these past few months.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

Ksenia Kapelus

Peacefully, with her family by her side, at the St. Claude Hospital on Thursday, September 6, 2007, Mrs. Ksenia Kapelus of St. Claude, Manitoba passed away at the age of 89 years.

After 70 years of marriage, she leaves to mourn her loving husband Josaphat (Joe) Kapelus, of St. Claude; one son Nestor (Terry) of Winnipeg; three daughters: Mary (Louis) Dubé of Spruce Grove, Alta, Adeline (Alex) Cox of Stephenfield and Lillian (Reg) Bernard of Winnipeg; 15 grandchildren: Linda (Paul) Champagne, Diane (Troy) Legault, Victor (Renée) Kapelus, Joanne Kapelus, Carol (Darcy) Harris, Ed Dubé, Keith (Suzanne) Dubé, Kevin Dubé, Tina (Kellan) Eckstein, Jeff Cox, Stan Cox, Lorne (Jodie) Cox, Daniel Bernard, Jacquie Bernard and Nikki Bernard; eight great-grandchildren: Kaitlin Harris, Courtney and Britney Champagne, Brooke and Carson Legault, Easton and Abby Kapelus and Rylie Cox. She also leaves one sister Zosia Hydamaha of the Ukraine, and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends in Canada and Ukraine.

Ksenia was born in Budynin, Ukraine in the region of Sokal, on January 7th, 1918. She immigrated to Canada with her husband Josaphat in 1937 as a young bride only 2 short weeks after she was married. Leaving her homeland of Ukraine was a very difficult and sad time. Ksenia realized that she may never see her loving parents, four sisters and one brother again. Ksenia embarked on a new journey, and endured the many hardships of early Canadian pioneers when she and Joe settled south of St. Claude where they made their homestead for the last 70 years. Her early years in Canada were hard times, enduring harsh Canadian winters and heavy spring rains. Much time was spent helping Josaphat clear acres of bush, mostly by axe and breaker plough. Ksenia and Josaphat were determined to make the best of their new life in Canada and persevered by clearing more land. Ksenia worked very hard on the farm everyday, while raising a family of 4 children at the same time. Over her many years on the farm, Ksenia's days were spent in the garden which she dearly loved, preserving fruits and vegetables, baking bread, maintaining the farm house, milking cows, and working in the field with Joe. Ksenia's evenings were spent writing letters to her loved ones in the Ukraine, in the earlier years by a lantern. Ksenia's generous and caring nature was very evident when she assembled the many parcels of food and clothing that were shipped to her family in Ukraine throughout the years. She cherished fond memories of her homeland and maintained strong family connections with her siblings in Ukraine and with her own children. She was the best example of a caring, compassionate and giving person. Her love for her family was demonstrated on a daily basis and she lived for her children, and by her example, showed them the importance of loving others.

Ksenia was an excellent cook and always had the many Ukrainian favorites ready for guests and family at a moment's notice. She loved to make holubsti, perogies, borscht, and often completed the meal with a home baked pie. In latter years, when her family was grown, she spent her leisure time doing needlepoint and made sure there was a piece of her handcrafted work left to each of her children and grandchildren. Ksenia enjoyed many social outings that she shared with friends and neighbours during her retirement years. She was a very kind and gentle person who loved to be with other people and was happy to have so many good friends and neigbours.

Ksenia left her homeland 70 years ago, never to return, and felt proud and fortunate to be a Canadian. In the last few years when her health began to decline, Ksenia often looked back and reflected on her life, she would be filled with mixed emotions, some were sad and many were happy. She has left a tremendous legacy to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She lived a long, fulfilling life and she will be always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, wonderful Baba, and much more.

Prayers and visitation will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Claude Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. with Father Michael Tkachyk and Deacon Michael Strilec officiating. Interment to follow in the St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the St. Claude Health Centre for their kind and compassionate care Mom has received over the past year. Also special thanks to the Home Care Workers for their care and compassion that was provided while she was at home on the farm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Claude Health Centre, St. Claude, Mb.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

Rheal Joseph Roger Rouire

Rheal Joseph Roger Rouire passed away peacefully at the age of 42 years on September 4, 2007, at the Boundary Trails Health Centre with family by his side.

Rheal was born on February 11, 1965, in St. Claude, Manitoba. He attended school at both Haywood and St. Claude. After graduation, Rheal participated in the apprenticeship program at Red River Community College for four years to become a journeyman carpenter. He married Cathy Leatherdale, the love of his life, on September 25, 1999.

Rheal grew up a country boy known for his kind heart, quiet patience and subtle wit. He was a compassionate, loving husband, a devoted father and family man, and a true friend. Rheal became an avid fisherman and hunter and was often seen with his buddy, Marcel. He also enjoyed camping and playing crib with his family and friends.

In March 2001, Rheal pursued his dream and started his own business, North 40 Construction. He was a very skilled carpenter who took great pride in his work and dedicated his time to pleasing his customers. Special requests were commonly greeted with, “Not a problem!” He had a gift for drafting and constructing anything he set his mind to, whether it be a small delicate piece of furniture or a large elegant home. His success was also due in part to his skilled and reliable crew.

Rheal is survived by his wife, Cathy, two daughters: Melanie and Nicole; his parents, Albert and Jeanne Rouire; his brother, Gerald (Anneke), nieces, Jeannette, Mariah, Mikayla and Julianna; his brother, Rene (Sharon) and niece, Claire; his sister, Denise (Chad) Laing and nephew, Scott; his in-laws, Howard and Ruby Leatherdale; his sister-in-law, Sherry (Scott) Walters, nephews, Colton, Cordell and niece, Camilynne; and his sister-in-law, Judy (Marty) Elliott and nephews, Michael and Matthew; as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Claude Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Gabriel Levesque officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made either to a trust fund for Rheal’s children at the Dufferin Credit Union, Box 130, Carman, MB R0G 0J0, or to the South Central Cancer Resource, 160 Stephen St, Morden, MB R6M 1T3.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

John Sheptycki

Peacefully at the Tiger Hills Health Centre in Treherne, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, Mr. John Sheptycki of Rathwell, Manitoba passed away at the age of 67 years.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife Lorraine (nee Lesage); two children: Tracey Lesage of Listowel, Ont and Mike (Teena) of Red Deer, Alta; three grandchildren: Eric, Haley and Jack; one sister May Vuignier; and numerous in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Nellie (nee Kustra) and by one sister Anne Sheptycki.

With respect for his wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service was held at the Roseisle Pentecostal Assembly on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rob White officiating. Interment followed at the St. Peter and St. Paul Cemetery. Everyone is invited to attend a memorial luncheon which will be held at the Rathwell Memorial Hall on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that memorial donations may be made to the Tiger Hills Health Centre, Box 130, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

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