Lavinia May Galbraith
GALBRAITH: Lavinia May Galbraith was born February 14, 1912 at Carnduff, Saskatchewan, to Noble and Katharine Hodgson, the youngest of six children.
She went to school in country schools and then high school in Glen Ewan, Saskatchewan.
The next few years were spent helping her mother, brothers and sister.
She married Delbert Russell in October 1935, living at Alida, Saskatchewan, then moved to Whitewater, Dand, Deloraine, and then Hartney in 1950.
Two daughters were born to them, Lucy and Bertha.
Delbert passed away in 1960.
She married Art Galbraith in January 1979 and he passed away in 1993.
Lavinia had 4 step-children from her first marriage, and 4 from her second marriage.
Throughout the years, she had belonged to the U.C.W., W.M.S. and Eastern Star and taught Sunday School, Mission Band and Vacation Bible School.
Her faith and religious beliefs were very strong and sustained her all her life.
The times she loved the most were spent with her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren - both her own and her step-family.
She spent many hours sewing, knitting and crocheting and loved music and animals of all kinds.
Lavinia liked to travel - many trips with Delbert to Michigan where he was from and spent some time there on her own.
She and Art travelled to many fairs and horse races and also made a trip to Scotland.
Lavinia moved into Cameron Lodge, then into Hartney Medical Nursing Unit in 1996 where she received the most excellent care until her passing.
Lavinia is survived by her daughter, Bertha Heape, one brother, Harold Hodgson, grandchildren Ward Heape, Connie (Don) Declercq, Andy (Sandra) Hart and Jamie (Sandy) Hart, and 9 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by stepsons Harold (Isabel) Russell, and Lloyd (Jean) Russell, step daughters Anne (Don) Scharff, Marge (Mac) MacQuarrie, Lorna (Mel) Henuset, as well as two step-daughters in law, Verna Russell and Chrissie Galbraith, and numerous nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.
Lavinia was pre-deceased by her parents, her first Husband, Delbert Russell, her second husband, Arthur Galbraith, on daughter, Lucy Hart, two sons-in-law, Vernon Hart and Gerald Heape, brothers Ernie, Ralph and Roy, one sister, Margaret White, two step-sons, Orville Russell and Bob Galbraith, and one step-daughter, Doris Arthur.
Funeral service was held Monday, January 22, 2001 at 2:00 pm in the Deloraine Evangelical Free Church in Deloraine, Manitoba.
Private family interment will take place at a later date.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Diabetes Association, or a charity of one's choice.
Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine in care of arrangements.
Phillip Allan Desjardins
November 3, 1939 - January 17, 2001.
It is with great sadness the family of Allan Desjardins announces his sudden passing at his home in Golden, British Columbia.
Allan was born in Vita, Manitoba, to Phil and Jonina Desjardins.
Allan grew up and went to school in Piney and Deleau, Manitoba.
He later joined the Navy and eventually settled in Golden, where he was a millwright for many years at Evans Wood Products mill.
Allan was predeceased by a sister in infancy in November 1940; his father Phil in August 1976; sister Edna Gunn in October 1977; nephew Robbie Bucksovich in July 1981 and brother Pat in July 1991.
Allan is survived by his son Kevin of Burnaby, British Columbia; daughter Doria and family of Calgary, Alberta; mother Jonina of Winnipeg; sister Arlene Bucksovich of Neepawa; brother Cameron and sister Wendy Pavlick, both of Winnipeg.
Allan was a very special person, very kind and generous.
He loved his family, people in general, and people loved him.
He had many, many friends and was called Uncle or Grandpa by many children, they just loved him.
He was always kidding, teasing, telling jokes and loved telling stories.
Allan took great pride in being involved with the Legion, Branch 122 in Golden where he was President for many years.
He did a lot of work for various charities, but the one he did the most for was for the Children's Hospital Foundation.
Allan will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place.
He will join his brother Pat on the mountainside in Armstrong, British Columbia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5C7
Robert (Bob) Kenneth Barclay
Bob Barclay died suddenly on July 6, 2001.
He was born June 22, 1914 in Souris, Manitoba.
He grew up and lived his working life in that area as a farmer, mechanic and cemetery caretaker.
In 1981 Bob retired near Brandon where he was an active member of the local remote control flying club.
He volunteered at the Brandon Aviation Museum.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 1981 and brother Allan in 1998.
Surviving are his three children Bette of Williams Lake, B.C., Beverly of Edmonton, Alberta, Ken and his wife Colleen of Brandon, six grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
Interment was in Souris and Glenwood Cemetery on July 10, 2001.
Memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 203-42 McTavish Ave., East Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B2 or to Ducks Unlimited 2 525 Conservation Drive, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7L8.
In loving memory of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away peacefully on October 2, 2001 at Souris District Hospital.
He was predeceased by his wife Jean (McLennan) in 1996.
He leaves to mourn his only sister Mae Linell of Sooke, British Columbia and her family.
His daughters Pat Rowe (Brian), Donna Jackson (Don), both of Souris, Susan Mullholland (Mike) of Nanaimo, British Columbia and one son, Dan of Sackville, New Brunswick.
Eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive Clem.
His grandchildren are Don Rowe (Kemnay), Jeff Rowe and Tyler Rowe, both of Souris, Carla Betker, Souris, Joanne Phillips of Hartney, Julie Lowe, Brandon, Lisa Brown of Camrose, Alberta, Colin and Patrick Busby, Sackville, New Brunswick and Steven and Mathew Mullholland of Nanaimo, British Columbia.
He is also fondly remembered by Jean’s surviving brothers and sisters, Jim McLennan (Marie) of Brandon, Betty McLennan (Eric) of Winnipeg, Beryl Gould (Cliff) of Winnipeg, Helen Armstrong (Stan) of Victoria, Margaret Tallis (Jim) of Parksville, Lois Dodd (Sam) of Roblin, Manitoba and many nieces and nephews.
Clem was born in McCreary, Manitoba in 1911 and received his education there until high school, which he attended in Portage la Prairie.
Out of school he was employed by The Royal Bank of Canada, his work took him to Deloraine, The Pas, Russell, Roblin, Waskada, Souris and Crystal City.
During his time in Russell he met Jean, his wife of 56 years.
They were married in Toronto, November 15, 1940.
Upon his retirement he and Jean moved back to the home they had built in Souris.
Clem joined the armed forces in 1940 and spent from 1941 - 1945 at various postings in the Maritimes, working as a navigator for the RCAF.
He and Jean had many fond memories of their time in the Maritimes.
He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years, recently receiving his 50 Year Pin.
Clem took great interest in community activities and for a number of years led a group of Air Cadets.
He was a member of Kiwanis, a charter member of the Souris Lions Club, he served on Souris Town Council and was an avid golfer.
He loved a good baseball game and his garden and his yard were his pride and joy. Clem had many interests including gardening and carpentry.
He enjoyed the newest innovations and bought his first computer at age 86.
Clem was able to live at home until the last week of his life.
Funeral services were held October 6 at 11 am in the Chapel at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in Clem’s memory may be made to the Souris Beautification Committee.
Shirley Bernice Cantlon
Shirley Bernice Cantlon passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 7, 2001 at the Souris Personal Care Home.
Shirley was born in Hartney, Manitoba on August 28, 1922 to Adam and Margaret McKenzie.
She was educated in Hartney and after grade twelve she went to Ajax, Ontario to work in a munition factory.
She returned to Hartney and on December 1, 1943 she married Lawrence Cantlon.
They farmed in the Regent area until 1959 when they moved to a farm in the RM of Sifton near Hartney.
Shirley and Lawrence remained on the farm until Lawrence’s death in 1986.
Shirley then moved to Souris where she resided until her death.
Shirley was an avid gardener and spent many hours planting and pruning.
She won numerous awards for her displays at various horticultural shows.
Shirley also liked to paint and her family displays many of her art works in their homes.
Through the years Shirley was involved in the community in which she lived.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Hartney, the Hartney Horticultural Society, Hartney Willing Workers, and the Hart Cam Centre.
Shirley was also a leader in the 4H Club and was an avid curler.
In Souris she enjoyed visiting the Drop In Centre, caring for her garden, and participating in the activities at Victoria Park Lodge and the Personal Care Home.
She was extremely proud of her grandchildren and spent many hours relating their accomplishments to anyone who would listen to her.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Linda (Bob) Johnston of Souris; son George (Marj) Cantlon of Brandon; grandchildren Michael (Tanya) Cantlon of Brandon and Angela Johnston of Lethbridge; sisters Louise Whalen of Hartney and Irene (Bill) McPhee of Calgary; brothers Allan (Adelle) McKenzie and Jim (Evelyn) McKenzie of Brandon.
She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence; parents Adam and Margaret McKenzie; sister Florence; brother Bob.
Funeral services were held in Hartney United Church on October 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Beth McLean officiating.
Active pallbearers were Jack Isabey, Buck McKenzie, Bill Jasper, Dave McCulloch, Neil Hathaway, and Raymond Careme.
Honourary pallbearers were everyone who attended the service.
Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba.
Donations in Shirley’s memory can be made to the Souris Personal Care Court Yard Fund or to the charity of your choice.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home of Souris handled the arrangements.
William (Bill) Ardagh
William (Bill) Ardagh passed away suddenly October 10, 2001 at Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 86 years.
Bill was born in Wawanesa, Manitoba on November 2, 1914 and moved to Hartney in 1916.
He served his country in WWII with the 3rd division Royal Canadian Artillery.
Bill and Alice (Hunt) were married on June 29, 1946.
In 1946 he joined CP railway and worked there for 21 years.
Following this he was employed by the Town of Hartney for 19 years.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, golf and curl.
He also loved to feed the birds in the cold weather.
He was a long time volunteer of the Hartney fire brigade and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Hartney Branch 26.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years Alice, children June (Hoss) Egdell, Greg (Joy) Ardagh, Ian Ardagh, Janice Ardagh (Tim), grandchildren Allison, Jasmine, Jamie, Melissa, Melinda, and Jonathan, sisters Emma Rannie, Ellen (Ron) Jones, Annie (Earl) Ryckman, Sue Ardagh, Jean Guinet, brother Ed (Rita) Ardagh; brothers and sisters-in-law, George (Elva) Hunt, Ernie Hunt, Bill Crawford, Irene Powell, Inez Ardagh, and Violet Ardagh, also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by parents Fred and Margaret Ardagh, brothers Fred and George, sister Florence Steeves, brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Kathleen Hunt, Stewart Powell, Gwen Crawford and Robert Guinet.
A celebration of life was held October 15, 2001 at Hartney Centennial Centre with Rev. Beth McLean officiating.
Interment followed at Hartney Riverside Cemetery.
Arrangements in care of Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were John Martine, Gordon McGowan, Moe Eastman, Wayne Stansall, Joe Bauch and Marty Bertholet.
Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Manitoba Lung Association or to the CNIB.
Cole Graham Sager
Cole Graham Sagert enetered this world on June 8, 2001.
He entered our family on June 14th.
On November 15th he laid down for his afternoon nap and woke in the arms of Jesus.
Our best description for Cole is a "shooting star".
He was so bright and brought much joy into our family.
Cole had a priceless smile and he gave everyone he saw a ray of sunshine with his cute grin.
Cole was loved and will be missed by his parents, Glen and Kristine, the "ultimate big brother" Kyle, his grandparents Sandra & Terry Coleman and Toefiel & Edna Sagert, Uncle Rick, Aunt Elaine & Uncle Kelly, Uncle Lyle & Aunt Kara and Great Grandma Margaret King.
We thank God for the precious few days He gave us with our little "woodstock" and will cherish our memories forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Families of SMA Canada, Box 22024, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6Y9 - a charity unrelated to Cole’s passing, but one near to the family’s heart.
August 18, 1917 to November 14, 2001
Elsie McJannet passed away peacefully on November 14, 2001 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 84.
Elsie was born in Zelandia, Saskatchewan on August 19, 1917 and was raised in Carlyle, Saskatchewan.
As a young adult she worked as a housekeeper and later moved to Winnipeg to work at Marshall Wells.
There she met Pete McJannet and they were married on July 19, 1950.
They moved to Souris in 1951 and Elsie made her home there until October 2000.
During those years she raised their children, Rick, Ken, and Linda.
She was very involved with the horticultural society in her younger years and she was a very successful gardener.
Elsie also had a talent for sewing, many outfits for family and friends were produced over the years.
Her true enjoyment was making Barbie clothes, no detail was ever overlooked.
Young, Old, Girl, or Boy, all were thrilled with her creations.
She continued to sew up until a few days before she was hospitalized.
On October 17, 2001 Elsie suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in Edmonton. She did recover to a point but on November 14, 2001 she suffered a heart attack. Her family was with her at the time and she eventually slipped away peacefully.
Elsie was predeceased by her husband Pete in 1987. Rick, Scott, Cory, Lindsey, Ken, Patti, Josh, Shauna, and Linda, along with numerous brothers, sisters, in-laws, and her extended family in Souris and Edmonton share wonderful memories.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Oldenkamp officiating. Pallbearers were Norm Bourgeois, Ken McBurney, Larry McKinny, Doug Blanco, Murray Wilkinson, and Randy Vandermeulen.
Linda Lorraine Demer
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Loraine Demer.
Linda was born in Souris, Manitoba on June 20, 1947 and passed away in Estevan on Saturday October 20, 2001 at the age of 54.
Linda was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Edna Swaenepoel of Souris.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Rick; two sons Butch (Wendy) and Chris (Jocelyn) of Regina; one daughter Twyla (Brian) Senchuk of Estevan; two sisters Leona Cowan of Brandon, and Gwen (Glen) Barclay of Souris; one brother John (Vonna) of Regina.
Nephews Frank (Kelly), George, Andy (Allison), Greg and Rick; Grandchildren Jordan, Josie, Taylor Anne Marie, Brittany, Matthew, Corbin and Dayton. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.