Winnifred Gertrude Williamson
Winnifred Gertrude Williamson passed away in Souris Hospital, July 31, 1999.
Winnie, as everyone knew her, was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, January 31, 1909 to William & Annie Dallyn.
She had five sisters, Vesta, Margaret, Elma, Rena & Ann (all deceased).
She was the last of the Dallyn family. She also lost her son-in-law, Ron Snyder in January of 1999.
Winnie was very healthy all her life, and when the ”Bad Flu” struck, she was always proud that she was the last down & the first up in her family.
She took her education in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba and worked out at various jobs for a few years.
In 1930, she married Lloyd Williamson.
They would have been married 69 years on October 15, 1999.
Winnie loved her Bingo & especially Harness Racing when she and Lloyd got into that.
They got to know many friends East & West, as they travelled together with the horses and trailer.
Winnie had many fond memories of their Trailer days and she always knew the houses from the States before they came to Canada, as she always studied up on their progress.
Winnie & Lloyd moved to Souris, Manitoba, in May, 1990.
They were in the Breslaw Block for five years before moving to Victoria Park Lodge four years ago.
Winnie liked Souris and met many friends here and loved to have people visit, play a game of crib, and have coffee after.
Surviving is her husband, Lloyd; two daughters, Marlene Snyder & Sandra Ferris; grandchildren Kirby & Cam Snyder, Margaret Cram, Donna Kotyk, and Grandson Glen Ferris.
Winnie is also survived by a sister-in-law Hazel Gardner of Quesnel, B.C.; a niece Donna Mullins of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; and a brother-in-law Bert Williamson of Brandon.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 7 in Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home with interment following in Souris & Glenwood Cemetery.
Officiating was Rev. Mel Moorman, music by Norma Atkins, and a solo by Jean Dornian.
Rev. Moorman played Winnie’s favorites “Just as I am” and “Coming Home”.
Pallbearers were: Kirby Snyder, Glen Ferris, Neil Anderson, Lyle Powell, Jim Turner (Sr), and Cliff Smith. We all shall miss her so much!
Clare W. King
Clare W. King passed away in Brooks, Alberta on August 8th, 1999 at the age of 78 years.
Clare was born in Souris, Manitoba on June 8th, 1921 and had been a resident of the Brooks and District Health Centre - Long Term Care for the past 2 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Eva Joyce King in 1995 and granddaughter Katherine King in 1977.
Clare is survived by his daughter Anne King and her husband Dave of Brooks, son Allan and his wife Patsy of Brooks, son James and his wife Debbie of Sandy Lake, Alberta, daughter Betty Neuman and her husband Bill of Alameda, Saskatchewan; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Margaret Joyce of Vancouver and Kathleen Hogg of Whiterock, British Columbia; 2 sisters-in-law Ethel of Westbank, British Columbia and Evelyn of Souris, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services to be announced at a later date.
In memory of Clare, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks and District Health Centre - Long Term Care, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3.
Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home Ltd. Brooks, Alberta. Telephone (403) 362-4636.
Mary Abigal (Macaulay) Edwards
EDWARDS: Mary Abigal (Macaulay) Edwards, born January 18, 1912 at Hamoita, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on October 27, 1999 in the Souris Personal Care Home.
Mary is remembered by her husband Gordon of Souris, and daughter Norma-Jean (Rick) Kasper, and dranddaughters Heather and ERin of Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
Mary and Gordon were married in Alexander, Manitoba on May 8, 1937, where they first resided.
They moved to Lauder and then to Souris in 1949, where Gordon built their home where they lived for the past fifty years.
Mary was a wonderful wife and mother who devoted herself to her family.
She will be remembered for her hobbies of knitting and crocheting.
She was an active participant of the U.C.W. and Rebekah.
The funeral service was held October 30, 1999, at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris.
The internment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon.
In recognition of the loving care Mom received while at the Personal Care Home, donations may be sent to Souris Personal Care Court Yard Fund, c/o Sharon Edmunds, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0
Marjorie Ellen Ryden
It is with deep sadness that our mother, Marjorie Ellen Ryden died on January 30, 2000.
She spent a long three months fighting bone cancer, she was 58.
She was predeceased by her late husband Francis (Frank) Ryden of Eriksdale, her parents Cliff and Ruth Robertson of Minto.
Marj was born on October 16, 1941 in Brandon, she was the only daughter of Clifford and Ruth.
As a young girl, Marj was well protected by her three brothers, Doug, Jim and Ken.
The family grew up on the Robertson homestead near Minto (36-5-19).
They enjoyed all types of activities that young children at the time participated in; dancing, swimming, kick-the-can and auntie-over.
Marj’s favorite childhood game was playing teacher, this game became an important part of her life later on.
Marj attended various schools through her youth. She went to Margaret, Minto, St. Michael’s Academy in Brandon and high school in Killarney.
Marj handled the change of schools quite easily, she was a warm and generous young lady who treasured and valued friendships.
Through school Marj took part in many different activities; Mission Band, tap dancing, playing ball, soccer and curling.
Marj enrolled in Teacher’s College in Brandon and graduated, she took her first teaching job in Pipestone.
Marj taught in Pipestone for two years, Carroll for three years and Souris for two years.
While going to college Marj worked at the Chocolate Shop Restaurant in Souris.
It was there that she found her “grease monkey” of her dreams.
Frank Ryden was working at the S.C. Cobban and Sons dealership when they began their courtship.
Frank and Marj married on August 18, 1962.
In 1968, while Frank ran his mechanic shop Frank Shell Service Station, she made the decision to stay home and raise the family.
Frank and Marj had five healthy and energetic boys.
The Latin words “Luctor et Emergo” meaning Struggle and Emerge would symbolize Marj and the boys in that Spring of 1977.
Frank died in his sleep from heart failure on May 23, 1977 leaving Marj with five boys under the age of ten.
Having to go back into the workforce, Marj found an appropriate place in the Souris Day-Care, teaching Pre-school children.
Marj moved on to work a short time in the Macleod’s hardware store, before she purchased Davidson Jewelers in 1987.
Marj was the sole-proprietor until her death.
Marj had a strong spirituality, she was a member of the St. Lukes Anglican Church.
Marj was a member of various community groups throughout her years.
In the late 1980’s she taught ballroom dancing in Boissevain, Minto, Hartney and Souris.
Marj’s support for her 5 boys was evident in every sport, musical or festival that they were part of.
A claim to fame that Marj shared with people was attending 13 hockey games in three different towns in one weekend.
Marj will be remembered by her sons; Darvis (Carolyn), Koen his wife Nicole and her beloved granddaughter Kennedy, Jason (Riley), Marco (Leah) and Darin.
She is survived by her brothers; Doug (Wilma), Jim (Louise), Ken (Hill), her brother-in0laws Edwin Ryden (Mary), John (Sandra) and sister-in-law Elsa (Ray) Taplin, special friend Bill Campbell, aunts and uncles, numerous nieces and nephews and the family dog Tor.
The funeral was held February 4, 2000 in the St. Paul’s United Church in Souris with Rev. Ray McMullen presiding.
The internment was at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery.
Micheline Marie Simonne Kerslake
On Tuesday, May 23, 2000, Mimi Kerslake, of Sherwood Park, passed away at the age of 61 years.
Mimi will be sadly missed but forever remembered by her loving family, husband Jim of 38 years, son Erik, her mother-in-law, Dorothy Kerslake, her mother, Simonne Nantel, sisters; Mariette (Marcel) Newby, Francine (Victor) Beauchemin, Jacqueline Nantel, brothers; Andre (Monique) Nantel, Michel (Nina) Nantel, Robert (Danielle) Nantel..
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 29, at 3:30 P.M., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, with Father Don Stein as celebrant.
For those who so desire Memorial Donations in loving memory of Mimi can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, (envelopes available at the service).
Sherwood Park Funeral Home, Connelly-McKinley Ltd., 265 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, Alberta, phone 780-464-2226
William Lloyd McBurney
MCBURNEY - William Lloyd McBurney was born on the home farm near Elgin on February 4th, 1932, son of Roy and Rhonda McBurney.
He took schooling at West Hall school, following this farmed with his father.
During the winter of 1952-53, he went to Dawson Creek and worked in a planer mill; in the winter of 1954-55 he again went to Dawson Creek and worked on oil rigs (actually gas rigs) around Fort St. John.
He always returned in the spring to help with the farm.
In 1956 he married Margaret Chalmers, a nurse who had trained with his sister, Rowena, Bill’s parents moved to Souris, as his father was in poor health, and Bill and Margaret took over the family farm where they raised a family of 5.
They celebrated the farm centennial in 1984.
Bill enjoyed his family, also hunting, fishing, curling and farming, until his health began to deteriorate in 1990, when he rented out the farm.
In his retirement, he enjoyed another of his hobbies, woodworking.
He served two terms as a municipal councillor for Cameron Municipality.
His health continued to deteriorate and he went to meet his Lord July 30, 2000.
Bill was predeceased by his father in 1973 and his mother in 1983.
He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, 3 daughters, Shirley McBurney of Wawanesa, Leona (Grant) Gillies of Killarney, and Barbara McBurney of Neepawa; 2 sons, Spencer of Calgary, Alberta and Garnet (Sandra) of Brandon; 4 grandchildren, Brad and Kevin Gillies and Graeden and Madison McBurney. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Rowena Paull of Calgary, Alberta and Irene Chouinard of Sarnia, Ontario; 2 brothers, Glen (Gwen) of Campbell River, B.C. and Ivan (Moyra) of Waterloo, Ontario and numerous nieces and nephews.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Daisy Dorothy (Hunt) Peeler
Peeler: Daisy Dorothy Hunt was born on the home farm near Lenore, Manitoba, on December 5, 1914, the 3rd eldest in a family of 14. Her parents, Ernest and Dorothy Hunt had immigrated from England a few years prior.
She attended school in Lenore and at the age of 14 worked out as a domestic.
With her first pay cheque which amounted to $5 was used to purchase a coat and a pair of winter boots.
In 1935 she came to Birtle and there met her future husband Elmer Peeler.
They were married in 1936 and lived on the Peeler farm for 42 years.
They raised four children, George, Jim, Marge, and Linda.
Because of Elmer's failing health they relocated to Souris in 1982.
She spent 12 years in Crescent Manor where she made many new friends.
In May 1999, Daisy was in the Personal Care Home in Hartney until November of the same year.
She spent the last year in the Souris Personal Care Home.
Daisy and Elmer's home welcomed everyone anytime.
Many a good time and laughs were shared with friends and neighbours.
She had the ability to stretch a dollar and also set a good table at a moment's notice.
Without today's conveniences a typical days work included the usual household work, feeding chickens, milking cows, etc.
Daisy had quite a sense of humour.
For example, what about the time, Elmer, after "celebrating" on Christmas Eve came home, very carefully folded up his trousers and stowed them in a dresser drawer without saying a word, Daisy watched this unusual procedure.
The next morning, to Elmer's dismay, Elmer could not find his pants! For once, she had him by the short hair!
Daisy is survived by son Jim and wife Ida, daughter Marjorie, and daughter Linda and husband Chuck.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren Duane, Marlene, Marti and Kristi Peeler, David, Marc, and Daniel Deschambault, and Jennifer and Jill McArthur.
There are ten great grandchildren.
Remaining in her family are brothers Dick and wife June, Fred and wife Shirley, Art and wife Betty, and Walter and wife Carol; also sisters Midge and husband Lloyd, Ruth and husband Al, Muriel and husband Jim, and sister Phyllis.
There are sister-in-laws Sylvia (Bert), Olive (Stan), and Shirley (Cyril).
She was predeceased by her father in 1948, mother in 1976, husband Elmer in 1984, son George in 1966, son-in-law Venance, brothers Bert, Stan and Cyril, sister Louise and Milly, brother-in-laws, But Rushforth, Milton Campbell and Peter Spence.
Daisy's main focus in life was her family and families.
Not having had a formal education she was adamant that her children have the opportunity to do so.
Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were a constant source of pride and happiness for her.
She was active in St. George's Anglican Church, the Canadian Legion, and Home and School associations.
In Memory of Daisy, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Special Equipment Fund care of Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Box 730, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0
Cecile Veronique Sanders (Verna)
Cecile Veronique Sanders (Verna) died November 26th at the WestMan Nursing Home in Virden, Manitoba.
She was born at Ste. Rose du Lac on June 12, 1917, the only daughter of Francois and Catherine Patenaude.
Verna enjoyed the farm life for most of her years. She loved animals, was an avid gardener and also enjoyed knitting.
Her biggest enjoyment of all was music and she'd played the fiddle in her younger years.
Verna was a fan of Old Time music and she had grown up in a time when music played a large part in people's lives.
She'd also enjoyed dancing.
She is predeceased by her first husband, Julien Yochman and her second husband, John Sanders.
Left to mourn are daughter Rose and husband Eugene of Dryden Ontario, son Joe and wife Harriet of Williams Lake, British Columbia, son Rene and Doreen of Ste. Rose du Lac and daughter Leona and husband Ross of Elkhorn, Manitoba.
Mildred Anne Lamoureaux
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother on January 5, 2001. Mom left us one day short of her eightieth birthday with her family at her side.
She was predeceased by her parents Bill and Ida Magwood and her older sisters Marie Gordon and Billie Magwood.
She leaves to mourn her passing her children Brian (Gerrie) Smith, Laurie (Tom) Oleson, Dave Smith, Shelley Law, Iris Smith, Bobbie Miller, special daughter Marie Ottenbreit and special son Rob Brownridge.
Along with her children she will be missed by grandchildren Michael, Kelly, Ryan, Justin, David, Cherie, Kristofer, Jennifer, Jesse, Kaitlyn, Gerrie, Susie and great-granddaughters Ashlee and Emma, numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Mom was born on the family in Hartney on January 6, 1921, moving to Winnipeg when she was seven, where she resided ever since.
Aside from raising a large family, she found time to spend approximately fifteen years working for the T. Eaton Company and bowling in a mixed league in Fort Garry with her sister and many friends in the neighbourhood.
She and her sister Billie were active in the field of music, both were accomplished singers and musicians.
They performed regularly on the radio station CJRC.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m., at Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witnesses, 60 Cadboro Road (Waverley Heights).
The family would like to thank Dr. Scurrah and the intensive care unit at the Victoria Hospital for all their support. Also a special thank you to Norma and Judy who were very important to Mom.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 191 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Mb., R3C 2B7.
"We’ll miss you, Mom"