BOHDAN (BOB) OSADCHUK
October 12, 1939 – January 23, 2006
After a courageous battle with cancer, Bohdan (Bob) Osadchuk passed away peacefully at his home in Steinbach, Manitoba, surrounded by his loving wife and children as the sun rose through his bedroom window. Even in his latest moments, he accepted his struggle with pain and discomfort, not once revealing defeat, until God gently lifted him from our arms into His.
Originally from Trentham, Manitoba, Bob was raised on a traditional Ukrainian homestead where luxuries were few. His generosity towards family was never announced, but always present. The more he had, the more he gave. His love for teaching came early as he started his career in 1962, at the age of twenty-two years. His real love, however, started in 1963 when he met Orysia (Iris) Lazaruk and wed her in August 1964. He had two sons, Peter and Nick and moved the family to Rainy River, Ontario, to start teaching there in the fall of 1968. As he was a life-long learner, he attended the University of Manitoba and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975. He remained teaching in Rainy River until his retirement in 1994. He moved to Steinbach, Manitoba, in the fall of 2004.
Bob enjoyed reading, sports, travelling, poker, jokes and an occasional cocktail. He was best known for his devotion to his community. He was a member of the St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a leader in the Kinsmen and Lions Clubs for over 30 years, fundraising for many different causes. Because of his love of reminiscing with former classmates and friends in Manitoba, he and a few friends took the initiative to arrange a District School’s Homecoming in August 2001, and, again, in July, 2005, which resulted in markers being placed at each of the District School Sites in Trentham and its surrounding area.
He was predeceased by his parents, Petra Osadchuk and Olana (Hladchuk), brother, Nick Osadchuk, sisters, Elizabeth Kraynyk, Mary Chernecki, Winnie Feniuk, and Sophie Platsko, and, brothers, Taras Osadchuk and Michael Osadchuk.
He is survived by his wife, Iris Osadchuk, of Steinbach, Manitoba, son Peter, daughter-in-law Donna and grandson Aidan Osadchuk, of Vita, Manitoba, son Nicklous Osadchuk of Fort McMurray, Alberta, sisters, Anne Lischinski of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Terry Merrick of Vancouver, British Columbia and mother-in-law Mary Lazaruk of Vita and extended Lazaruk family as well as many nieces and nephews.
Prayers will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Manitoba, on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., followed by funeral services at the St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Sarto, Manitoba, on Friday, January 27, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Miron Pozniak, Father Oris Naherniak and Cantor Martin Chobotar officiating. Interment at the Parish cemetery.
Pallbearers for the service will be Wally Lischinski, Peter Chernecki, Mark Lazaruk, Tim Lazaruk, Kim Lazaruk and Tyler Crayston, all nephews of Bob.
The family expresses sincere thanks to relatives and friends for their kindness and support and gratitude to the Palliative caregivers. Upon the wishes of Bob and his family, donations may be made to the Rainy River Hospital or to the South Eastman Palliative Care Program, Box 88; St. Pierre, MB R0A 1V0 Vichnaya Pamyat
George R. Wiebe
1910 - 2006
Peacefully on Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at the Maplewood Manor our beloved father George Wiebe of Ste. Anne passed into his eternal rest at the age of 95 years. He was born Aug 9, 1910.
Those left to mourn his passing are: five daughters, Marina Rempel of Rosenort, Emily (Vernon) Dueck of Ste. Anne, Bernice (Bernie) Isaac of Rosenort, Rose (Ron) Giesbrecht of Ste. Anne, Lorna (Jerome) Koehn of Swan River; two sons, Rennie (Eileen) of Ste. Anne, Harry (Zelma) of Centreville, NB, 43 grandchildren and their spouses and 94 great grandchildren. He is also survived by twin sisters Agnes Penner and Caroline Giesbrecht, as well as two sisters-in-law Lottie Wiebe and Linda Wiebe.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Lillie in 1995, parents Jacob T and Anna Wiebe, five brothers: Peter, Henry, Isaac, Aaron and Ben, seven sisters: Margaret Goossen, Anna Goossen, Mary Goossen, Catherine Warkentin and Elizabeth Thiessen.
Viewing will be held at the Church of God in Christ, Greenland, MB on Thursday, Jan 26 at 7 pm. and at the church prior to the service. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan 27 at 2 pm also at the church. Interment at the church cemetery.
Brenda Schroeder (Gerbrandt)
1960 - 2006
Remembered in Love
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brenda Schroeder. On Tuesday, January 24, 2006 after a short, courageous battle with cancer, Brenda went home to be with her Lord and Saviour. Brenda was born February 4, 1960 to Harry and Evelyn Gerbrandt.
She was always a country girl at heart. As an adult, her farm was her haven. It is where she found peace and sanctuary and was able to care for her precious animal family. Brenda was blessed with the gift of caring for and nurturing others. Many were the recipients of her sweet, sweet spirit. She was always available with a listing ear and a shoulder to cry on. Brenda touched people with her soft, gentle and loving manner.
Brenda shared her life with her beloved soul mate, Murray Schroeder, whom she married in June of 1990. Family and friends meant everything to her and they always came first. When we gaze to heaven, we will look into your eyes and see your beautiful smile again, all weariness gone, strong and whole.
She will be deeply missed by those left here to treasure her memory: her husband Murray of 15 ½ years, stepchildren Michael and Nicole and grandchild Realy; mother Evelyn Gerbrandt, sister Sharon (Gary) Harder, mother-in-law Nora Schroeder, sisters-in-law Debbie (Kelly) McDonald, Brenda (Allan) Beaton, Aileen Schroeder and her nieces and nephews Michael, Jonathon, Meagan, Caitlin, Chelsea and Nicholas; as well as many cherished friends.
Brenda was predeceased by her father Harry Gerbrandt, father-in-law Art Schroeder, brother-in-law Ray Schroeder, sister-in-law Donna Lynn in infancy.
The following words had special meaning for Brenda:
”God understands our prayers
even when we can’t find the words
to say them.” (author unknown)
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service remembering Brenda’s life will be held Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 465 Henry St, Steinbach, MB
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.
(Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889)
June 30, 1949 – January 24, 2006
On Tuesday afternoon, after struggling with numerous health problems, Susie peacefully slipped away to be with her mother whom she missed so badly and to enter the presence of Jesus.
Susie is survived by a large family that loved her and will miss her tremendously. Left to mourn her passing are her father Peter F. Schroeder and nine brothers and sisters: Helen (Will) Friesen, Henry (Eva), Anna (Bernie) Kehler, Lisa Friesen, Tina (Jake) Siemens, Trudy (Ed) Reimer, Martin (Tina), Erna (Terry) Wiebe and Tony (Glenda) and their families. Susie was predeceased by her mother Susanna Schroeder on November 30, 1996.
Susie was born in Chaco, Paraguay. She moved to Manitoba as a sixteen year old in 1965 where she attended a few years of school. She was later employed at the Kindale Occupational Centre where she worked for 30 years. During her years at Kindale Susie performed a few different tasks but most of her time was spent sewing baby quilts. She was very proud of her work, and rightly so because she did a very good job. Susie has 32 nieces and nephews and every one of them received a beautiful Susie-made quilt as a baby gift.
Susie was baptized into the family of God when she was 23 years old and loved attending church when her health permitted it. There were a number of people in her church family that were very special to her and always kept in touch with her.
For the last ten years Susie lived on her own in Ashwood Apartments where she made some very good friends. When we, her family, were concerned that she wasn’t able to care for herself well anymore and wanted to find her a new home she firmly said no. Susie had learned to love her independence and knew she would miss her friends in her apartment too much. Even though we are very saddened by her passing – we are so happy she never had to move.
As a family we would like to thank the staff at Bethesda Hospital for the kind and gentle care Susie always received. Special thanks to Dr. Illchyna and the nurses that took care of Susie during her last stay there.
The funeral service for Susie will take place on Friday, Jan 27 at 2 p.m. at the Chortitzer Mennonite Church in Steinbach with burial to follow at Heritage Cemetery. There will be viewing at the church prior to the service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Association for Community Living, 395 Main St; Steinbach, MB R5G 1Z4
Sidonia (Sally) Bednar
1925 - 2006
Sidonia (Sally) Bednar left to be with her Lord and Saviour on January 25, 2006 at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach at the age of 80. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Albin of 58 years, children Margaret (Richard), Stanley (Carol), Janet (George), eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Prayers will be at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach on Sunday, Jan 29 at 8 p.m. with viewing prior. The funeral mass will be at Christ our Saviour Catholic Church, 365 Loewen Blvd, Steinbach on Monday, Jan 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Many thanks to the staff at Bethesda Hospital for their compassionate care.
Peter (Ernie) Ernest Hamm
1935 – 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather. On Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 he passed away leaving behind his wife Margaret (Mickey) of Ste. Anne, MB and four children; Shannon (Roland Dornez), Brent (Linda), Tara (Rick Levesque) and Kevin (Brenda). He will also be deeply missed by his nine grandchildren: Colleen, Kyle, Dominic, Kieran, Jessica, Ryan, Derek, Keenan and Haley.
He is survived by his two brothers; Bert (Audrey) and Herb, and his two sisters; Ruth (Bert Guenther) and Judy (Jacob Voth) and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach on Tuesday, Jan 31 at 11 a.m.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Health Sciences Central Dialysis Unit for the unwavering support. Also, thanks to the dedicated staff in the Health Sciences ICU for the compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (Manitoba Branch), 730 Taylor Ave.; Wpg., MB R3M 2K8