JAMES ANDREW SCOTT
After a short and courageous battle with cancer, James, of Steinbach, passed away peacefully on May 21 at the Bethesda Hospital, with his family at his side.
Jim was predeceased by his mother Annie Scott; mother and father-in-law, Jerome and Marion Carrette; brothers-in-law, Allan Carrette and Dan Carriere.
He will be missed by his friend, love and wife Maureen of 34 years; his children, Jennifer (Marcel) Geverink, James (Christine) Scott, Sheri (Lou) Scott, Sean Scott; grandchildren, Hailey, Lindsay and Madison Scott, and Aden Laramee; his father James Scott Sr; Donald (Cecile) Scott, Jean (Edwin) Biberdorf, Alastair (Muriel) Scott, Helen (Wayne) Tully, Angus (Ethel) Scott, Robert (Rita) Carrette, Doreen Carriere, Bonnie Carrette, Gary (Laurette) Carrette and special sister-in-law Yvonne Carrette and Aunty Betty Carrette; numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was born in 1942 in Inverness, Scotland. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 with his family.
Jim was a good-hearted and kind man, who always had time to lend a helping hand or stop and chat. Jim and Maureen farmed in Dufresne for 30 years, where they operated Jamasdale Farm Inc. with their children. James love was his family and his dairy. He will be missed.
The memorial service will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Laverendrye Branch No. 220, 80 Arena Rd., Ste. Anne, Manitoba
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, Room ON109 - 675 McDermot Ave.; Wpg., MB R3E 0V9
Peter S. Unger
1928 – 2003
Suddenly on November 30, 2003, Peter S. Unger, age 75, passed away at his residence in Niverville.
He is survived by his wife Lydia, four children Douglas, Luella and Frank Gauthier, David and Christy, Leanna and Greg Bishop, eight grandchildren Charlene, Veronica, Ray, Kat, Hallie, Matteo, Zak, Kassie. He is also survived by three brothers, four sisters and their families. He was predeceased by a son in infancy.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Elim Mennonite Church, #85 – 2nd St. South, Niverville. Interment at Hespeler Cemetery.
If friends so desire donations may be made to Elim Youth; Box 206; Niverville, MB R0A 1E0 to help with expenses for their mission trip to Mexico or to a charity of one’s choice.
MARIE FRIESEN (nee REIMER)
1916 - 2003
This is the obituary of our dear mother, Marie Friesen.
Mom passed away peacefully at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, Tuesday morning, December 2, 2003 at the age of 87.
She was born to Anna and Klass P L Reimer on June 23, 1916, in Fowler, Kansas.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius (CP) Friesen, her daughter Caroline Barkman, son David, son Albert, grandsons Garry, Gregory, and Terrence Klassen, and great granddaughter Hannah.
Left to cherish her memory is her family: son-in-law Ben Barkman and his wife Phyllis, Harry and Levina, daughter-in-law Annie, daughter-in-law Hilda, Menno and Barb, Ron and Barb, Klass and Linda, Edna and Benjamin Klassen, John and Ann, Ted and Annie, and Cornie and Laura. She will be very much missed by her 45 grandchildren, their families, including 23 great grandchildren, by her dear siblings, and many wonderful friends.
Mom, along with her parents and family, moved from Kansas to Blumenhof, Manitoba, when she was 19. Two years later, in 1937, Mom and Dad were married. Landmark was their home until they moved to Riverton in 1957. They loved their life in Riverton, but when it was no longer feasible for them to stay at their home place, they moved to Steinbach in 1998.
Mother has always been a model to us. Yes, we acknowledge that she was not perfect; however, she lived a life of amazing harmony between what she believed and her everyday life.
For Mom, life was for living. The love and affection she and Dad had for each other was, and will always continue to be, an inspiration for us. She loved her children, her grand children, and her great grandchildren. Company always seemed welcome. She loved plants and gardening, and she loved the birds in the yard.
In the course of her life, Mom did just an enormous amount of work. Raising eleven children meant a lot of food, laundry and housekeeping. Mom loved travelling, meeting new people, eating in different restaurants, trying new things. She showed interested in current events, and lately, she was reading more. No doubt it was Mom's ranging interests and attention to detail that helped her stay so sharp and clear.
Mom's interests and activities were not ends in themselves; they were expressions of her faith in God and love for the people close to her. We all think of the nature of her relationships. Most of all, we recall Mom and Dad's life together. Mom and Dad celebrated the companionship of marriage and they enjoyed it for 65 years plus. After Dad died in January, Mom missed him terribly. However, even in her loneliness, Mom rallied and carried on in new ways.
We knew Mom as a very compassionate, sensitive, and empathetic mother. She was a good listener. Patience was a virtue of hers.
Mom loved company, lived for company. She welcomed her children, grandchildren and friends, and invariably, the occasion was celebrated with food and coffee, and each visitor was made to feel special as Mom related uniquely to each. Mom was deeply grateful for the family and friends that helped her deal with her loneliness after Dad died.
As Mom faced her illness, she did so in a spirit of fortitude based on an implicit faith and a godly life. God had not failed her in life, and He would not do so in death.
Mom frequently thanked her home care workers at Woodhaven, her nurses and Dr Ilchyna at Bethesda Hospital; now we the family echo Mom's thanks. We are deeply impressed with and appreciate the kindness, respect and care you gave our Mom.
A viewing and service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach on Friday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.
The funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mennville EMC Church, Riverton; viewing prior to service. Interment at Mennville Cemetery.
Henry Teichgraf Thiessen
1918 – 2003
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Henry T. Thiessen of Mitchell at the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital on Wednesday, December 3 with his family at his side. Henry shared 62 years of marriage with his beloved wife Elda. He also leaves to cherish his memory his children Marilyn and Ted Redekop, Bill Thiessen, Barbara and Don Wiebe and Wendy and David Thiessen. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Corey, Cathy, Lisa, Mike, Teddy, Shelly, Russell, Michael, Angela, Vincent, Steven, Sandra, Chris, Joanne, Gavin, Patrick and Paul and great grandchildren James, Cameron, Jordan, Thomas and Haley.
Henry is also survived by sisters Elfreda (Jim) Cogswell, Margaret (Peter) Block and Helen. He was predeceased by siblings John, Abe, Jack, Mary, Katherine and granddaughter Nikki.
He will be greatly missed by countless relatives, friends, church family and colleagues.
Henry was born in Eastern Russia July 24, 1918 and at the age of seven he emigrated with his family to Giroux, Manitoba. He attended school in Steinbach where he also worked at Butcher Reimer’s Red and White Grocery Store. Following his marriage to Elda he began a teaching career in Winnipegosis that spanned 35 years. During this time he coached basketball, directed choirs and built and renovated houses. Henry retired as a superintendent of schools for the Hanover School Division in 1983. Henry and Elda then spent seven years in the sunny Okanogan Valley where they made many friends in Osoyoos. For Dad, his faith and his family were the most important things in his life. He committed his life to the Lord at the age of 15. He treasured his church family, Bible studies, Gideon involvements and singing in male quartets. He loved family gatherings, debating big ideas, politics, playing numerous games (always keeping score). Dad also loved down hill skiing, curling and golf. His grandchildren will carry on the Henry handshake.
The family sincerely thanks the medical staff of Concordia Hospital and Bethesda Hospital for their loving care.
The funeral service will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church, 2nd St. and Lumber, Steinbach on Sunday, December 7 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons or to a charity of one’s choice.
ABRAM DOERKSEN HIEBERT
1925 – 2003
Abe was born to Peter and Sara Hiebert on August 3, 1925, the seventh child in a family of nine children. He grew up on a small farm in Silberfeld, Manitoba. At the age of sixteen he left home to pursue job opportunities in Winnipeg. Being the ambitious person that he was, he had numerous occupations throughout his lifetime: from a cheese maker, to a pipe fitter, a third class engineer, school bus driver and, his most favorite a broiler farmer which he was until 1975. Due to poor health he was forced into early retirement in 1982 from his job at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg where he was a third class engineer.
Upon his confession of faith Abe was baptized in 1946 the same year that he married Elizabeth Wiebe, with whom he shared the past 57 years. Together they raised a family of six children. Left to mourn his passing are Burt (Louise), Jennifer (Paul) Russell, Heather (Scott); Jeannie, Leon; Wayne (Rhoda), Robyn, Rikki, Quinn; Lisa (Jim) Forestell, Sarah and Paige. He was predeceased by his sons Eric (1958-1974) and Terreance (1965 –1965). Of his siblings he was predeceased by Helen, Peter, Katharine, Sarah, Anne and Ben. He is survived by his brothers Victor (Susan) and Henry (Helen).
In the evening of May 29, 2003 Dad passed away peacefully into the presence of his heavenly Father at the age of 77 at the DeSalaberry District Health Centre, St. Pierre.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 3 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB with interment at Hespeler Cemetery in Niverville.
If friends so desire donations in Abe’s memory may be made to Gospel Missionary Union, 1212 Henderson Hwy, Wpg. R2G 1P8