1921 – 2006
Annie Martens Froese, our mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, just before 12:00 noon in the Menno Home, in Grunthal. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Herman D. Froese on April 20, 2001; by one son-in-law, Garnet Eliason, 1984; 3 grandsons, Joel Bruce Eliason, 1984; Dale Herman Froese,1995; and David Froese, 1986.
Annie was born in Grunthal, Manitoba on March2, 1921 to John S. and Katherina Martens. She had 6 brothers and 5 sisters. Mom is survived by 3 sisters, Nettie (Peter) Funk, Mary Doerksen (Frank), Lena Schellenberg(Ben) and 2 brothers, George (Lena) Martens and Ben (Mary) Martens, sister-in-law Kay Derksen, brother and sister-in-law Dave and Annie Froese and brother-in-law John Olfert.
Annie and the late Herman D. Froese were married November 21, 1943. Together they raised 14 children. Mom loved the Lord God and taught her children to follow Jesus Christ. For most of their married life Mom and Dad served and worshiped in the Grunthal EMB Church.
Annie’s family looks forward to reuniting in heaven. She leaves to mourn with hope:
· Dave (Frieda) and family
· John (Marina) and family
· Ernest (Gwen) and family
· Anne (Ed) and family
· Herman (Inge) and family
· Vern (Hilda) and family
· Len (Alice) and family
· Ellie and family
· Chris (Larry)and family
· Shirley (Peter) and family
· James (Marlene) and family
· Wes (Val) and family
· Ted (Mel) and family
· 65 grandchildren including spouses and 19 great grandchildren
· Numerous nieces, nephews and friends
We, as family, would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who attended in the caregiving efforts for our mother over the many years.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 7 p.m. with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. and at the church prior to the service. The funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church, 84 Oak Ave, Grunthal, MB on Monday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Grunthal Cemetery.
If friends so desire donations may be made to Menno Home Foundation, Box 280; Grunthal, MB R0A 0R0
K. Doreen Boyd
1930 - 2006
K. Doreen Boyd (nee MacPhail), 75, passed away at St. Anne Hospital, Friday, January 20, 2006. She is survived by children Vicki, Judy, Diane, Robert, Frank and their families, brother Dennis, and sister Edith. She was predeceased by husband Robert. Cremation has taken place.
Margaret (Peggy) Rose Casselman
1928 - 2006
After a brief illness at the Grace Hospice, Winnipeg with courage and dignity on January 18, 2006, Peggy of Elie, MB passed away.
She is survived by her sister Irma Petrie of Vancouver, BC, niece Lise Petrie of St. John's, Nfld., and her children: Callum and Kendall, nephew Blair Petrie (Kathleen Leahy) of Vancouver, BC and their son Liam. Peggy was predeceased by her parents Charles and Constance Douglas.
Peggy was born in Winnipeg on January 14, 1928 and was the first female sales representative employed by Carling O'Keefe Brewery until her retirement.
Peggy enjoyed basketball and bowling and excelled at competitive curing, which began at the Wildwood Curling Club and later at the Granite Curling Club. She won the Dominion Ladies Canadian Championships in 1965 and the Seagram's Mixed Canadian Championship in 1973. She also won the provincial mixed champions in 1970 and 1973 and the provincial senior ladies in 1989. As a result of the 1965 win Peggy and her Wildwood team of Val Taylor, Pat Scott and Pat MacDonald were inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame in 1988. Peggy also enjoyed her weekly bridge games.
Through her love of animals, Peggy became a thoroughbred owner and a fan of racing at Assiniboia Downs. Peggy also loved the company of good friends.
Peggy wanted to give special thanks all those who brightened her days with flowers, cards, visits, baking and many acts of kindness: Carole Davis, Val Taylor, Pat Charad, Joan Ingram, Elaine James, Liz Frederickson, Monique and Christa Vann, Simone Desilets, and Lorette Dufresne. Honourable mention also goes to all the staff at Grace Hospital and the Grace Hospice and Kathy Penner of Birchwood Funeral Chapel.
A Celebration of Peggy’s life will be held Friday, January 27, 2006, 2 p.m. at the Hilton Suites Hotel, 1800 Wellington Avenue, Wpg, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Hospice c/o Grace Hospital Foundation, 300 Booth Drive, Wpg R3J 3M7 or to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Street, Wpg R2L 1X3
1930 - 2006
After seventy-five years of a life filled with family, church, business and sports, on January 20, 2006, our dear dad quickly left this Earth for a better place. He laughed with and loved his wife of 52 years, Evangeline, until his final days.
For the last four years of his life, dad suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy, which regretfully limited his energies. He never complained of his illness, but took it as part of God’s plan for his life.
Dad was born in Steinbach, Manitoba on September 20, 1930, to Peter S. and Elizabeth (Friesen) Rempel.
Dad loved to play sports; one of his greatest joys was escaping to frozen ponds for hockey, to baseball diamonds, or to the tranquil fairways of golf courses. He was a natural who thrived on competition, and always strove to be the first and best. By good fortune, he was born into a family with enough boys to form their own Rempel baseball team.
He played Junior ‘B’ hockey in his youth and was a hardball pitcher for local ball teams. As he grew older, he enjoyed snowmobiling through the forests of Manitoba and helped begin the first golf course in Steinbach. When he fully retired, he was called up to the local Seniors Slo-Pitch team, and was drafted as one of the star players for the St. James Seniors Slo-Pitch team that went to Arizona for the World Playoffs in the year 2000.
Later, he began the Romeo club – the Retired Old Men Eating Out club – with whom he organized countless outings in the region to restaurants, factories, buildings and businesses of interest to him and his cronies.
He worked as hard as he played sports. For many years he worked for his uncle Jonas Friesen at the Steinbach Lumber Yard, then in 1972 created and ran his own interior decorating retail business known as Rays Interiors until 1996. Both his wife Evangeline and daughter Melanie worked by his side at the business for many years.
With the same fervor he brought to playing sports, he accepted His Lord as Saviour. Dad never wavered in his faith; what he believed he pursued with a single-minded purpose. He was an Evangelical Mennonite Brethren (now Cornerstone Bible) Church trustee for many years, and was Sunday School Secretary-Treasurer. He even brought his sporting life to the church, beginning a weekly volleyball club at the church gym for seniors.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Evangeline; three daughters, one son and their families; daughter Melanie and Marvin (Blake and children Cole and Gabrielle, and Mickey-Ray); daughter Cari and Darrel (Cameron and Ryley); and daughter Madrece, all of Steinbach; and son Byron and Genevieve of Montreal. He also leaves to mourn one sister, Mrytle Reimer, and four brothers: Clarence (Marge), Ralph (Wilma), Jake (Lorraine), and George; as well as sisters-in-law Helen Rempel, Joan Rempel, and brother-in-law Roland Barkman.
He was predeceased by sisters Rose (George) Kliewer, Annie (Peter) Peters, and Evelyn Barkman; and brothers Peter, Orlando (Elma), Arnold, and Marvin.
He will also be dearly missed by his sisters- and brothers-in-law: Harold (Betty) Unger, Lottie (Peter) Guenther, and Veleda Goulden, and was predeceased by his brother-in-law Richard Goulden.
Our dear dad leaves behind a large and loving group of nephews, nieces and extended family, friends and acquaintances, all of whom were touched by his steadfast faith and love of life.
Special thanks to Dr. Wilfred Kaethler for his kind and compassionate care, and also for the tender ministrations of Home Care Case Coordinator Sandy Klassen and her able staff.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, on Monday,January 23 at 7 p.m. with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held Cornerstone Bible Church
290 First Street, corner of Reimer and 1st Street,
Steinbach, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 24 at 2 p.m. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his name to the Association for Community Living Foundation, 395 Main Street; Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 1Z4