November 12, 1917 - January 21, 2004
On January 21, 2004 Raymond Morrisseau passed away at the Health Sciences Centre at the age 86 years. Ray is survived by daughters Thelma (Gene), Pat, Judy (Paul) and Susie (Don); son Elie (Marilyn); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Ernie (Bella); sister Florence and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Clara and sons Andy and Herbert.
Prayers will be held on Friday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed John XXIII, 3390 Portage Avenue with Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10:00 a.m. with Msgr. Maurice Comeault, P.H., V.F. officiating. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.
Special thanks to Warren Calder for all his care and kindness in looking after our dad. Cropo Funeral Chapel 586-8044
Gloria "Gerry" Geraldine Youmans (née Milan)
January 08, 1933 - January 06, 2004
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden passing to Heaven of our Wife, Mom and Grandma, Gerry Youmans on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 while on holidays in South Padre Island, Texas. Gerry (Mom) leaves to mourn her husband of 50 years Wray Youmans; her children Wray Youmans Jr.; Grace (Gary) Lewald; Rick (Sandra) Youmans; Cindy (Darryl) Gledhill. Grandma also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren Brendon, Tannis, Holly, Codi, Dustin, Jamie, Ty and Trey. Also mourning her loss is her only surviving sibling, Grace (Joe) Howie and other family members and friends. Gerry (Mom) is predeceased by her two infant children, Cherylann and Larry and her grandson Kyle Lewald. By her Dad, Mom (Gram), sisters Dorothy and Doreen and brother Bill. Gerry was born in Winnipeg, January 8, 1933. She and Wray were married on June 11, 1954 and raised their four children in Winnipeg and summers out at Lundar Beach. Gerry had a very fulfilling career as a Salesperson at various furniture stores, most recently at De Fehr Furniture. Mom had lots of hobbies, her favourites of which were reading, sewing and stain glass work. Gerry and Wray have lived the last nine years out at Lundar beach thoroughly enjoying their retirement. As we say good-bye for now, we thank-you Mom, for the example that is true and good in life. you have shown us how to live our lives to the fullest, enjoy all that life has to offer without judgment, trust in god's way and love each other.
"Until we meet again Mom, We love you forever."
There will be a Memorial Service in Gerry's (Mom's) Honour at Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Street (just of Ness and Mount Royal) on Tuesday, January 20, 1 :00 p.m. Reverend Don Johnson officiating. Flowers gratefully declined, however if you so choose, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Mom's Honour.
Eric "Rick" Kurz
December 01, 1966 - January 05, 2004
Funeral arrangements by
Glen Lawn Funeral Home (Winnipeg)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, Eric “Rick” Kurz on January 5, 2004 in Duluth, Minnesota. Eric was born in Winnipeg, December 1, 1966. He grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from St. Boniface Diocesan High School in 1984. He played football with the Fort Garry Lions and went on to be a member of the all-star team. Eric continued his education at the U of W and went on to Mesabi Community College in Virginia, Minnesota where he played football and met his wife of 16 years, Sally (nee Severson) Eric held numerous jobs before his employment for the Gov’t of MB - Dept of Justice for the last 13 ½ years. Eric was a devoted family man who focused his life around his wife and their son, Mason. He was an offensive line coach for his son’s football team, the Transcona Nationals. Eric was also very involved with his son’s hockey, which gave him great pride. Personal sacrifices were made to ensure his family came first. Eric was a proud member of the Eagles Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, ATVing, and biking around town or golfing with his buddies and son. Eric is survived by his wife, Sally; son, Mason; mother, Thelma Kurz; sisters, Linda (Peter) Hume and Tracy (Chaz) Green and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest “Red” Kurz. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Monday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., Wpg. Arrangements entrusted to: Glen Lawn Funeral Home 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. 982-7550
George Alfred Mannell
It is with great sadness that the family of George Mannell announces the passing of their beloved step-dad, grandpa and great-grandpa on Monday, December 15, 2003 at the age of 83 years.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 18, at 10:00a.m. at the Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Following the service, George will be laid to rest at Brookside Cemetery beside his wife Mary.
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January 03, 1920 - August 14, 2003
Peacefully on August 14, 2003 at the Charleswood Care Centre, Mary passed away. Mary leaves to mourn her memory sister Olga Mesky of Toronto, Ontario; sister-in-laws Mary and Georgina and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents John and Helen; her brothers Nick, Victor, Mike and Tony; her five sisters Albina, Rose, Teenie, Anne and Josephine.
She was born in the R.M. of Malonton, Manitoba and attended Stray School, later to Teulon Girls School. After graduation she worked briefly until she joined the Armed Services in 1942. She was stationed overseas and in 1946 she was discharged as a sergeant. She then enrolled in the Grace Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in the class of 51. She continued nursing at the Old Grace Hospital on Arlington Street and then the new hospital till her retirement in the late 80s.
Mary loved to be out and about volunteering for all causes. From 1953 to 1971 she lived with and cared for her mother. Shortly after her retirement Mary was stricken with Alzheimer’s and was moved into Holiday Haven (Charleswood Care Centre) in April 1993 until her passing.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Charleswood Care Centre for all their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Grace Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society or to a charity of your choice.
Visitation will be on Sunday August 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. A graveside ceremony will be on Monday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Home Cemetery, past Teulon.
Anne Stana Hlady (née Hart)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Anne, age 77 years, on July 29, 2003 at Seven Oaks Hospital. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
Jeffery Allen Kemp
January 17, 1971 - June 23, 2003
He leaves to mourn his loving mother Pat (Carl); sisters Donna Hartle (Rodney) , Barb Tatum (Kevin) all of Anola and brother Greg Kemp (Rachel) of Winnipeg; six nephews, three nieces Micheal, Bruce, Jeremy, Jessica, William, Cynissa, Jesse, Tiffany and Robert, also his beloved cat "Sammy". He was predeceased by his father Robert Edward, grandfather Donald Edward Kemp and grandmother Marie Sweet. Jeff lived in East Kildonan where he worked at Autoline Products for the past 11 years in the receiving department. Having no children of his own, Jeff's nieces and nephews were his pride and joy, especially his godson Jeremy. Jeff was an avid sport fanatic, golf and ball hockey were his favourites. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street with Rev. Jim Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.
Glenda Noreen Slupinski (née Lavis)
April 10, 1950 - June 21, 2003
After a long and painful fight against cancer, Glenda has finally given up the fight and found peace in the arms of Jesus. Born Glenda Noreen Lavis oldest daughter of Jim and Alice Lavis of Flin Flon, Manitoba. Glenda was preceded in death by both her parents. Glenda leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Benedict (Ben) Slupinski, his daugter Vicki Graham of Edmonton, her daughter Tracey of Winnipeg, her sister Audrey (Roy) Henry, her sister Debra (Kelly) Horrack of Flin Flon, and her only brother Vernon Louis of Vancouver, numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and her only grandchild Shai Benarroch. Her sister-in-law Stephanie Russell and family have been a great comfort to her. As Glenda had requested, cremation has already taken place. The families would like to thank the kindness shown by the Cancer Care Unit nurses, her doctors Dr. Maksymiuk, Dr. Latoki, and Dr. Lypschitz. They worked very hard to make Glenda's life as comfortable as possible. Celebration of Glenda's life will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 129 Dagmar Street, at 7 p.m., June 26, 2003. "God bless the little children for they shall inherit the earth."
On June 5, 2003 Vladimir Gurican passed away peacefully at Beacon Hill Lodge. Vladimir leaves to mourn his daughter Cynthia (Rick); his son Anthony; grandsons, Richard (Tarrah) and Bryan (Melissa) and great-granddaughter Destiny. He is also survived by his sisters, Hedy (Julius), Ethel (William); brothers Walter (Carol), Ed (Suzanne) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife Mary, son Daniel, parents Augusta and Vincent. Vladimir was born in Hornany, Czechoslovakia and immigrated with his family as a young man. He grew up in Dufresne, Manitoba and lived in Toronto for several years before moving back to Winnipeg. In 1958, he married Mary Matis, residing in East Kildonan, later moving back to Dufresne, Manitoba. Prayers and viewing to take place on Sunday June 8 at 7 pm at Cropo Funeral Home, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 9 at 10 am at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Munroe and Brazier, Winnipeg. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens located on Hwy #1 East. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Vladimir¹s memory may be made to The Children¹s Hospital Foundation, CE 501, 840 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1S1. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
William "Bill" Schmidt
Peacefully on May 30, 2003 at Holy Family Nursing Home, William “Bill” Schmidt beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle passed away at the age of 94 years.
He is survived by sons, Eric Schmidt of Winnipeg, Bill Schmidt Jr. (Lucienne) of Fairfield, California; daughter, Joyce Pura of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Mercedes (Louis) Lyons of Richmond, Texas, Roxanne (Mike) Corridan of Monterey, California, Monica (Steve) Russell of Fairfield, California, Tim (Donna) Pura of Calgary, AB, Ken Pura, Joanne (Armin) Barth and Wendy Pura all of Winnipeg; great-grandchildren, Lisa Pura, Jason Pura both of Calgary, Brittany Barth, Kyle Barth of Winnipeg, Max, Kateri, Brenns, Oscar, Tresa Rose (who is due to arrive on June 22, 2003) Lyons of Richmond Texas. He also leaves to mourn his passing niece, Caroline Stark and family of Koln, Germany; nephews Emanuel Schmidt, Emil Schmidt (Hedweg) and their families in Koln, Germany, Richard Esslinger of Teulon, MB, John (Shirley) Esslinger of Petersfield, MB, Larry Esslinger of Edmonton, AB and Ron Esslinger of Ontario.
He was predeceased by his wife Nellie on April 26, 1986; parents George and Karoline Schmidt; brothers Phillip, Faldine, Adolph, Johan, Ludwig, Heinnich; sisters Mrs. Katie Schnell and Mrs. Mary Esslinger; grandson Robert Pura; nephews Phillip Schnell, Ernest Schnell and niece Caroline Amy. Dad was born in Stryj, Galica, Poland. He came to Canada in 1926 and resided with his sister, Mrs. Katie Schnell in Morden, MB. Dad had several jobs, working on the farms, flourmill, gold mines and cutting cordwood. For the balance of his working days he was a housepainter and ran his own business “Acme Decorators” for years. His expertise was mixing colors; he could mix and match any color you desired. Dad loved the outdoors, fishing, birds and the family dogs. He loved to dance and would never miss a good polka. He enjoyed family gatherings and was proud of his family. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
We will all miss him very much. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and his caregivers at Seven Oaks Hospital, also the sisters, nurses and staff of 5A at Holy Family Nursing Home for all their compassionate care, patience and attention they gave Dad.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 6 at 11:00a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Family Nursing Home, 165 Aberdeen Avenue or Seven Oaks Hospital or a charity of you choice in memory of William. Pallbearers will be: Eric Schmidt, Ken Pura, Tim Pura, Armin Barth, and John Marceniuk. Honorary Pallbearers are: Bill Schmidt Jr, John Esslinger and Richard Esslinger. Cropo Funeral Chapel