1927 – 2006
of Winnipeg passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 27, 2006 at the age of 78.
She is survived by her children Victor (Pamela), Heinz (Cynthia), Kornelius (Rosella), Katie and Alvina (John) Enns all of Winnipeg and 13 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Gerhard in 2005, son Gerhard (George), daughter Susie and grandson Christopher.
Funeral service will be held Wed, Feb. 1, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, 570 Sharron Bay, Wpg. with viewing at the church prior to the service. Interment at Mennonite Memorial Gardens.
If friends so desire donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee Memorial Plan, 134 Plaza Drive; Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Cornelius D. Wiebe
May 9, 1937 – January 28, 2006
In loving memory of Cornelius D. Wiebe who passed away January 28, 2006 at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, MB at the age of 68.
He was the husband of Maria Wiebe and father of two daughters and three sons. Funeral will be held Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Chortitzer Mennonite Church in Steinbach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Room ON109 – 675 McDermot Ave.; Wpg., MB R3E 0V9 or Association for Community Living (ACL) – Steinbach Branch, 395 Main St; Steinbach, MB R5G 1Z4
March 15, 1920-Jan. 29, 2006
Our mother, Katherine Plett, was born to Johann and Aganetha Koop at Kleefeld March 15, 1920. She passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus at 7:30 a.m., Jan. 29, 2006.
She leaves Rosalyn and Don Baltus, Leonard and Esther, Nettie and Mervin Penner, Gladys and Denver Penner, Harold and Barb and Tim and Faye. She also leaves brother Peter Koop and wife Elizabeth of Steinbach, brother George Koop of Nova Scotia, sisters Maria Koop and Helen Koop, both of Blumenort, brother Henry Koop and wife Shirley Koop of Dauphin, sister-in-law Margaret (Albert) of Winnipeg and sister-in-law Eleanor (Frank) of Fairford. Mom also leaves 34 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren who loved her dearly and many nephews and nieces.
Mom was predeceased in 1960 by her husband George. She was also predeceased by son Edgar and his wife Rose and brothers Jacob, Hans, Albert and Frank.
Shortly after her birth Mom’s family moved to Neuenlage, near Blumenort, where she attended school until she began working as housekeeper for a number of families in the area. It was in that capacity she first learned to cook.
Mom accepted Jesus as her Lord at age 17, served him all the days of her life and was a faithful member of every church she attended.
She married our father, George, a widower with five children (Edgar, Roslyn, Leonard, Nettie and Gladys) in 1944—two more children (Harold and Tim) were born over the next nine years. Mom, who got married when she was 23, believed she was called into this marriage by God.
Over the years she has lived with the family in Norquay, Saskatchewan, (where our father operated a lumber camp) Platahoff and St Catharines, Ontario, where we moved after our father had difficulties in business.
In the early 1970s she took training as a cook and worked in the kitchen of the Leonard Hotel in St Catharines and Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach. She has also served many people, including both family and friends, in her home.
She served her church through much hospitality. She also enjoyed quilting and had a hand in the making of quilts for donation to missions in Manitoba and abroad.
In November Mom was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains. She came through subsequent surgery well and stabilized, but about two weeks ago she entered a period of rapid decline in strength until entering a coma only about 36 hours before her passing.
She was a quiet woman of gentle manner, strong faith and deep inner strength. In her humility she blessed far more lives than she knew.
The family is grateful to staff and doctors at Bethesda Hospital and to her Pastor Stephen Down and his wife Jackie for the genuine love and care for her.
The life of our mother will be celebrated and her memory honored at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach Friday, Feb. 3, beginning at 11 a.m.
Donations in her memory can be made to Project LAMBS.
1910 - 2006
Maria Berg of Steinbach, formerly of Ontario and Mexico, passed away Tuesday, Jan 31 at Rest haven Nursing Home at the age of 95.
She is survived by her children, Mary (Diedrich) Friesen of Mexico, Henry (Helena) Voth of Mexico, John (Susan) Voth of Mitchell, MB, Bill (Anna) Voth of Ontario, Sara (Niko) Thiessen of Horndean, MB, Frank (Margaret) Voth of Ontario, sons-in-law Diedrich Penner of Altona and Peter Doerksen of Grunthal, 54 grandchildren, many great grandchildren as well as six step-daughters, six step sons and their families. She was predeceased by her first husband Henry S. Voth, her second husband Peter Berg, three daughters and three grandchildren.
Viewing at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on Friday, Feb 3 at 7 pm with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church in New Bothwell on Saturday, Feb 4 at 2 pm. Interment at the church cemetery.
If friends so desire donations may be made to Rest Haven Foundation, 177 Woodhaven Ave.; Steinbach, MB R5G 1K7
September 15, 1917 – January 30, 2006
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother at the age of 88 years. He passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital surrounded by his family. Jake will be lovingly remembered by his wife Helen (nee Warkentin), daughters Edna (Kevin) Closs of Winnipeg, Karen (Wilf) Harms of Calgary and son Andy (Laura) of Glenlea, grandchildren Allison and Adam Closs, Kristin, Michael and Lauren Harms, Stefan and Derrick Rogalsky and his sister Nettie Rogalsky of Winnipeg, many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Jake was predeceased by his oldest son Jim in December 2004, his parents and sister Mary Wiens.
Jake and his family immigrated to Canada from Russia in 1924 and settled in the Glenlea area where he farmed until 1992 and then resided in Winnipeg until his passing.
A special thank you to Dr. B. Sharkey and the compassionate, caring staff on the 3rd floor North at the Victoria Hospital. Words cannot express our appreciation for the loving care provided.
Viewing will be held Sunday, Feb 5, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach. Funeral service will be held Monday, Feb 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glenlea Mennonite Church, Highway 75 at Glenlea Road. Interment to follow at the Glenlea Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation,
200 - 6 Donald Street; Wpg., MB R3L 0K6 or to Mennonite Central Committee Memorial Plan, 134 Plaza Drive; Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
1918 - 2006
Peacefully on February 4, 2006 at the Vita and District Health Centre, Mary Lazaruk passed away. Mary was born October 17, 1918 in Caliento, MB to Joseph and Yuhanka Hawryliuk. Her youth was spent there until she went to work in Winnipeg. In 1939 she married John Lazaruk. Together they worked hard on the family farm in Caliento where they raised five children. In 1974 they retired to Vita.
Mom was a person of immense kindness to all and had a strong and deep religious faith. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, church activities and family gatherings.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Ben and Annette Lazaruk, Iris Osadchuk, Tony and Dianne Lazaruk, Leonard and Sherry Lazaruk, Grace and Greg Crayston, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two sisters Anne Maxymowich, Jennie Stadnyk and brother Marko Hawryliuk.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband John, son-in-law Bob, sister Maggie Storozuk and brother Mike Hawryliuk.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Vita Hospital and Personal Care Home for the care they gave Mom.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Prayers will be held Tuesday, Feb 7 at 7:30 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach with viewing prior. Rev. Fr. Gregory Zubacz officiating. The funeral service will be held Wed, Feb 8 at 10:30 a.m. with viewing prior to the service. Interment to follow at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Vita, MB