Peacefully, at home, Frances Hajavitch passed away on June 1, 2003, at age 86. She was born Frances Boychuk in Winnipeg, MB on July 4, 1916. She spent her childhood in Winnipeg before leaving school to work on her father's farm after grade eight. She met John Hajavitch in her early twenties and they were married. They at first lived in Roblin, MB in the 1940's as she became a mother to one daughter, Evelyn, and a housewife, as John did business as part of Massey Harris. By the 1950's, Frances and John moved throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario as John was pursuing a career as a barber in rural areas. She settled down in Winnipeg as Evelyn gave birth to a grandson, Beau, in 1962. As John's health was failing and he was nearing retirement, Frances, John, Evelyn, and Beau lived together for most of the 1960's and 1970's. After briefly moving to British Columbia after John's passing in 1977, Frances returned to Winnipeg in the early 1980's. She lived by herself and began a relationship with Holy Trinity Ukrainian-Orthodox Cathedral that continued to her passing. Evelyn had previously passed away in 2000. She is survived by her grandson Beau Hajavitch, and by her brother Joe Boychuk of Surrey, British Columbia, and her sister Jenny Piatocka of Cloverdale, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her remaining siblings Bill Boychuk, Mary Corney, and Rose Niedjalski.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. with Very Reverend Archpriest Henry Lakusta officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.
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Neville Luemore Davis
Neville Luemore Davis. After a long courageous battle with cancer Neville passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 24, 2003.
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William "Bill" Smitzniuk
Peacefully, on April 2nd, 2003 at the Vista Park Lodge, William Smitzniuk passed away. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Julia (nee Boyko) and 7 children, Wilbert (Terry) Smitzniuk, Merlyne (John) Werezak, Sharon (David) Nazar, Laurie (Kathy) Smitzniuk, Bernice Kralka, Dale Smitzniuk, Melvin (Linda) Smitzniuk, as well as 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. William is also survived by sister, Sophie Toffan and brother Alex Smitzniuk.
Dad was born on October 12th, 1917 in Krasne, Saskatchewan. Dad and Mom were married in Medicine Hat, Alberta where he was stationed in the armed forces at Suffield. They settled in Wynyard, Saskatchewan where he worked for the CPR and the Town until retiring to Winnipeg in September 1999. They were to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on May 4th, 2003. Throughout Dad's life family always came first and foremost. He was a great kibitzer and had a knack for finding a humorous side to every situation. Cremation had taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m.Saturday, April 5th at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd, (South of the Royal Canadian Mint). Interment will follow at the GLen Lawn Memorial Gardens. A gathering of family and friends will also take place in the reception centre. The family would like to thank all those who helped make him more comfortable during his difficult times.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of William to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to:
GLEN LAWN FUNERAL HOME
455 LAGIMODIERE BLVD
In 1923, in the town of Serra san Quirico in the district of Genga in the Italian province of Ancona, a beautiful blue-eyed, blonde-haired girl named Matilde, named after her Nonna, was born to Luigi and Antonia Mingo.
When Matilde was two years old, father Luigi, in search of a better life for his family, lest his wife and daughter and immigrated to Canada. Ten years later, Matilde and her family followed Luigi to begin their adventure in a new world. When she arrived in Winnipeg, Matilde and family settled in old St. Boniface. She went to school at st. Joseph's Academy where she met a lifelong girlfriend, Anna, with whom she began the start of a beautiful friendship that would shine for the next 65 years.
In 1950, at 26 years old, Matilde married Giuseppe, who arrived from Italy in 1948, and they began a 53 year journey together. She prided herself as a mother to Roberto (Shelley), Teresa (Lucien), Franco (Jean), Adriano (Vicki), and Marco; as a Nonna to grandchildren Christophe, Lisa, Eric, Daniel, Michelle, Jayson, James, Matthew, Adam, Nathan, Joel, Alec, Jeremy and Shannon; and as a Bis-nonna to little Elizabeth. She loved each and every one of her family and made each person feel special and unique, especially during birthdays and holidays. Matilde, or "Ilde", to those who knew her well, raised her daughter and four sons on Traverse and Lawndale Avenues Her kitchen table was always bountiful, prepared with gourmet care. She knew that the most important part about being a family was spending time together; and that those Saturday afternoons preparing pizza, with many little fingers spreading the dough, built strong ties and unbreakable bonds within the family.
We will fondly remember her gentle smile and her never ending patience with her cherished children and grandchildren. As she succumbed to cancer, Matilde never complained or blamed anyone for her circumstance. An ardent Catholic, she believed devoutly in God's promise of a new life and felt blessed to feel the prayers and well wishes from her St. Thomas More congregation; and the love and support of Giuseppe and family by her side throughout her illness. She has left this world to join her mother Antonia, her father Luigi, and her brother, Antonio.
Prayers will be said on Sunday, June 8, at 7 :00 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, 66 Birchdale. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 9, at 1 :45 p.m., Holy Cross R. C. Church, 252 Dubuc with Father John Kracher, S. M. celebrant. Interment of cremated remains will be held at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. A gathering of family and friends will follow in the Glen Lawn Reception Centre. Matilde and family are deeply appreciative of all the care and efforts of the sixth floor St. Boniface hospital nurses and doctors. Arrangements entrusted to : Glen lawn Funeral Home 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. 982-7550
Elda Kirton (née Simpson)
Following courageous encounters with several maladies most would have surrendered to with far less resistance, Elda passed away peacefully at home in the eleventh hour of December 28th. One of her physicians had thoughtfully referred to her as an "amazing lady".
She is survived by those who loved her most dearly: her husband of forty-five years, Norman; daughter Janice (Jim, Morgan, Katie); sons Derek (Gabrielle, Arianne, Dante), Greg (Rhonda, Damian, Candace), and her son Troy; several nieces, nephews and special friends. Elda is also survived by her mother, Mary Simpson; brother, Harvey Simpson (Janet); and sister, Marlene Trout.
Elda was predeceased by her father Albert Simpson, son "Dean", and niece Susan. Elda lived life as if it was a game of bridge with such finesse, always overcoming obstacles along the way. Her fondest childhood memories were spent with the twins in Dauphin, where she was raised and later met her husband Norm. Dedicating her life at home, Elda was always boasting and beaming with immense pride about the successes of her children. In the addition to her focus to her husband and children, she shared many warm memories with her best friend Marion in Winnipeg and at the lake.
Elda's family would like to especially thank the many health care professionals who cared for her and treated her most often as a person rather than a patient.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please support a charity of your own preference.
Arrangements entrusted to:
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CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM
James Francis Morgan
January 12, 1959 - February 17, 2004
Jim passed away suddenly at his home in Fort Rouge. He will be sadly missed by his mother and father (Doreen and Ken Morgan); brother Grant (Karen); aunts Cora, Lu, Mae and Shirley; niece Sherri (Cory); and nephew Michael (Jenn). Jim was born in Winnipeg. He attended school in Windsor Park and later at the University of Manitoba. During his school years Jim was very active in sports including hockey, judo, lacrosse, basketball and football. He followed all professional sports, loved listening to music and enjoyed getting together with family for special occasions. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, 3-1000 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0N3 or Gospel Mennonite Church, 232 Nassau Street N, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2H8. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 10 :00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to : CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM 885-9715
Joe Johnson passed away on January 11, 2004 at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Predeceased by his mother Adeline Perlira and his father Frederick John.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife Vi, his son Tim, granddaughters Kari and Christine who he adored. His brother John and wife Norma, sister Naomi and husband Earl, sister Julie and husband Dick, sister Mary and husband Art and many Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews, Aunt Florence Morrison and his pal Jimmy.
Joe was born on May 2, 1930 in Madoc Ontario. As a young boy he served as an alter boy and sang in the Church Choir. He served twenty five years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Fire Inspector retiring with the rank of Warrant Officer. Following this he worked for Winnipeg Enterprises for ten years as a superintendent then with Borland Construction as a full time employee for ten years since then as a part time summer employee. Most recently, Joe worked for the Winnipeg Sun as a bundle driver. During his retirement he spent many happy winters in Florida with his beloved wife Vi. Joe will be sadly missed buy all who knew him, he was a friend to all. He never turned down a request for help.
Rest in peace my beloved,
You are sadly missed and so loved.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Winnipeg Pet and Rescue Shelter, 3062 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, R3K 0Y1. For Joe’s love of pets.
Memorial Service, Friday, January 23, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4000 Portage Ave. Reception to follow.
Sigridur Lilja Freeman
June 08, 1913 - July 30, 2003
Peacefully on July 30, 2003 Sigridur Freeman passed away at the Maples personal Care Home. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 1, 2003 at 3 :00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 4000 Portage Avenue. A longer obituary will follow. Arrangements entrusted to : CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM 885-9715