Passed away at the Portage General Hospital on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, Grace Roulette, age 84 years, of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, formerly of Sandy Bay First Nation.
She leaves to mourn her children Collin Levasseur (Chastity Beaulieu) and Mary Mousseau (Lawrence), brother Kenneth Levasseur as well as numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and lots of friends. Grace is predeceased by her parents Jane Cook and Pierre Levasseur, husband William James Roulette, brother Alfred Levasseur, two sons in infancy and one nephew Albert Roulette.
A wake began Thursday evening at the Sandy Bay Community Complex.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay First Nation with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Mousseau, Alvin Mousseau, Wilbert Mousseau, Lance Mousseau, William Mousseau and Curtis Mousseau. Interment followed in the Sandy Bay Cemetery.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Arthur (Art) Douglas Butterfield
Peacefully, on Monday November 19, 2007 at the Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone, Manitoba, Arthur passed away at the age of 88 years.
Arthur was born on June 18, 1919, the youngest son of Margaret and Arthur Butterfield at Austin, Manitoba. He was raised in the Emmeline district where he went to school. He worked on the family farm until he and his mother moved to MacGregor where he worked at Lye’s Hardware and then later at the Co-op until his retirement .
In 1952 he married Marjorie Nohlgren and they made their home in MacGregor where they raised their family of two daughters in the home that he built himself. He resided there until moving to Gladstone Manitoba in 2002.
Arthur was a member of the St. Pauls Anglican Church at MacGregor where he served on the vestry for many years. He was also a dedicated member of the Masonic Temple in MacGregor and then after it closed joined the Austin lodge.
Arthur loved to garden, and putter in his shop. He was always tinkering with wood and created many little gadgets. He was also very well known around the community as a “Handy Man.” He was always fixing things for anyone who needed his help. Arthur was a hard working man who was always a gentleman. He was patient and always took care of his family. He was very special to his grandchildren whom he loved to tease but was always there when then needed a hug.
Predeceased by his wife Marjorie in 1998, his parents, three brothers George, James and Lloyd and two sisters Daisy Wickware and Gladys Stone. He leaves to mourn his passing daughter Linda and Ernie Burton of Gladstone, grandchildren Debra (Ross) Horton, Dena, and Douglas, great grandchildren Ryder and Leah, daughter Lorna and Allen Boschman of Portage, grandchildren Christopher, Candace and Michelle. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Nettie Butterfield, May Butterfield, Allan (Francis) Nohlgren, and Lorna Nohlgren as well several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held on Friday, November 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Clarke's Funeral Chapel, MacGregor with Rev. Norman Collier officiating. Interment follwed in the MacGregor Cemetery.
Clarke's Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.
Mary Alice Bollman (nee Emerson)
Passed away at the Portage & District General Hospital on Friday, November 16, 2007, Mary Bollman, age 67 years of MacGregor, Manitoba.
Mary is survived by her beloved husband Albert, sons Doug and Mark (Teresa), grandsons Nicholas and Alex, granddaughters Alicia and Larryn, brother Bob Emerson (Diana), and sister-in-law Del Emerson. She is predeceased by her brother Duncan and parents Bessie and Oliver Emerson. Also mourning her passing are many Bollman family members.
Mary took her schooling at Macauley school district. The family lived on their farm until Mary was 16, when they moved to MacGregor. Mary had various jobs in MacGregor including the Paris Café (Roy Yeans), the B.A., the hospital, and several years cleaning at the Bank Of Montreal.
Mary and Al were married on June 11, 1960. They raised two sons in the MacGregor area.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the MacGregor United Church with Sandra Rex officiating. Interment followed in the MacGregor Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 – 310 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0S6.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.
Opal Iris Margaret Burton (nee Irwin)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Opal Burton at Carberry Lodge on November 14, 2007.
Born June 12, 1930 in Portage la Prairie, Opal lived with her family at Caye Station. She married George Burton on November 18, 1948. They farmed in the Bagot area until they moved to MacGregor. After George passed, Opal and daughter Starr moved to Portage then to Traverse Bay. When Starr became ill and moved to Moose Jaw with her daughter, Opal moved to Carberry Lodge where she resided until her passing. (Homecare provided by Christine, Chantal, Pearl, Ruby & Gordon enabled Mom to remain in her own home as per her wishes.)
Predeceased by her husband George in 1996, her daughter Starr in 2004, her daughter in law Joan, her parents, and two brothers Raymond and Ernest, she leaves to mourn her passing 4 sons, Garnet (Lynn) of High Bluff, Newton (Brenda) and Kenneth of Brandon, Ernest (Linda) of Gladstone, 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brother Ted Irwin of Parksville, B.C., sisters Pearl Thompson, Ruby Burton, brother Gordon (Cary) of Carberry Lodge,. sister in laws, Shirley Irwin of Victoria B. C., and Lynn Irwin of Winnipeg, Mb., numerous nieces and nephews and near and dear friends.
Opal was an avid gardener who loved to be outdoors right until the end. She loved to watch the birds and animals that would come to her numerous feeders, and her passion for horses was well known through her huge collection of ornaments. She and George loved to entertain and spent many happy hours on the dance floor dancing to old time music.
A memorial service for Opal will be held at a future date.
On Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the age of 77 years, Norma passed away suddenly while out for her morning walk.
Norma was born November 22, 1929 at Russell, Manitoba and grew up on a farm in the Woodstock District with her two loving parents Charles and Catherine and her two sisters Maxine and Lorna. It was here that Norma developed her love of farming and animals and became the hard worker that carried right through into her adult years. Norma was her Dad’s best friend and right hand man when it came to milking cows, haying and working the fields. Norma attended Woodstock school in her elementary years and later went to Binscarth where she completed High School.
At the age of 17, Norma journeyed to Winnipeg where she took teacher’s training at Normal School. Not only did she study hard to complete her training but she also worked in the kitchen to pay for her tuition.
Upon completing this training, Norma moved to the community of Keyes, Manitoba where she took her first teaching job in a Grade 1-9 country school. Christmas concerts, field days and Red Cross dances were all a part of her students’ education.
It was in Keyes that Norma met the love of her life, Richard Bruce Moore. On October 29, 1952 they were married in Russell, Manitoba. Norma became a farming partner with Bruce on their mixed dairy farm in the community of Keyes. Teaching and farming kept Norma busy for the first six years until on December 7, 1958 their only child Catherine Donna was born. From that day on Norma dedicated her life to her family and the farming operation.
Once retired, Norma and Bruce moved into their home on 6th Street in Gladstone. Norma’s personality traits of hard work, faithfulness and dedication became evident in her immaculate yard of flowers and vegetable garden and in her involvement in the community. Her greatest passion was her work with the Gladstone Arena where she was Secretary-Treasurer for 37 years. Norma could be seen at the arena both day and night trying to make sure that everything was running smoothly. As well, Norma was a part of the UCW, Women’s Institute, and the local Festival, Swimming Pool and Terry Fox Run Committees. For twelve years Norma was also a member of the Gladstone Town Council. Norma’s philosophy in life was to be involved and take part for the betterment of her family and community. Her teaching career did not end in Keyes as she continued to substitute teach for many years as part of the Pine Creek School Division. Norma’s care and concern for the youth of her community was exemplary.
Norma’s legacy will always be the kindness she bestowed on others. Whether a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, stranger, or animal was in need, her first priority was always to lend a helping hand as well as love and support.
Norma was loved by all and will be missed by many.
Norma was predeceased by her parents Charles and Catherine; brothers-in-law Harvey Hackman, Tom Moore, Bob Moore, and Ewart Murray: sisters-in-law Hazel Dodd, Marj Moore, and Jenny Moore; and two nieces Charlotte Campbell and Marilyn Murray. Left to mourn her passing are her husband Bruce and daughter Donna; her two sisters Maxine (Ron) Radford and Lorna Hackman; her sister-in-law Florence Murray; brother-in-law Jack (Norma) Dodd; 17 nieces and nephews, adopted grandchildren Brett and Hayley Weedon and many special friends, co-workers and community members.
Funeral service was held on Monday, November 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gladstone Christian Fellowship Church with Rev. Ian Olive and Rev. Randy Fehr officiating and Sherry Hanna presided at the organ. The eulogy was given by Ross Foster and soloist Grant Hackman (nephew) sang “Amazing Grace” accompanied by family friend Carol Zacharias on the piano. Ushers were Gordon Cogar and Henry Wieler. Pallbearers were Barrie Radford, Keith Radford, Lin Burnside, Delmar Burnside, Ross Foster, and Ernie Tester. Interment followed in the Gladstone Cemetery. Attending in their respective groups were members of the Gladstone Arena Committee 2007 and the Skating Club, the UCW, the Livingstone W.I., the Festival Committee, and the local Terry Fox Run Committee.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Gladstone and District Arena Trust Fund, c/o Box 25, Gladstone, Manitoba R0J 0T0, to the Gladstone United Church Memorial Fund, c/o Box 374, Gladstone, Manitoba R0J 0T0, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Jessie Myrtle Short (nee Walsh)
With great sorrow we watched her go.
Jessie entered into rest Friday, January 4, 2008 at Riverview Health Center, Winnipeg.
Jessie was born in Neepawa, Mb. on June 22, 1941. She grew up in the Mayfeld District and attended Bear Creek School. Jessie lived and worked first as a waitress, for Monroes, in Westbourne for the summer of 1957 and then in Winnipeg from 1957 to 1959, as a clerk and administrative assistant for the Civil Service. She then returned to Mayfeld and married Jim (James Short) on December 22, 1959 in Gladstone, Mb. Jessie and Jim lived in Mayfeld for two years before moving to Helston in 1961, (Gregg) North Cypress in 1973 and finally to Carberry in October of 1990. Jessie worked the potatoe harvest with Mid Man farms from the mid 70’s to mid 80’s, and joined the staff at Davidson’s Carberry, in March of 1990 where she worked until Spring of 2005. In Mayfeld and Helston Jessie was active in the community and after moving to Gregg joined the Royal Canadian Legion as well as the Royal Purple in Carberry.
Jessie was a hard worker all her life. Whether she was working with her dad and the horses at home, applying herself at school, looking after her home, husband and four children or as an employee she put everything she had into everything she did. Jessie’s lifelong passion where she focussed her boundless love and energy, was her family. The last years of her life were dedicated to spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, sharing with them many gifts but most especially her love and attention. She worked very hard at making those close to her feel special. Jessie’s spirit, generosity and caring were felt by many and she will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.
Jessie was predeceased by her father Clifford John Walsh April 1, 2000 and her mother Evelyn Hope (Reeves) Walsh September 30, 2005. She is survived by her husband Jim of Carberry; daughter Heather Short and son Michael Smith of Wpg, sons Richard (Dianne McCormack) Damon, Nolan and Aaron of Rainy River, ON, Mark (Heather Tole) Wpg, and Perry (Shannon) Dylan and Alexandra of Dealtown, ON; brothers and sisters Ray (Hertha) Brandon Mb, Lynda (George) McGinnis, Wpg, Patsy Walsh, Wpg, Laurie (Gayleen) Sioux Lookout, ON, Sherrell Walsh Brandon, and Darrell of Wpg; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A memorial service was held Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church with Rev. Peggy Reid officiating. A private interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jessie’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or a charity of one’s choice.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone – MacGregor in care of arrangements.
Donna Mae McKelvy (nee Butterfield)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend on January 4th, 2008 at the Portage General Hospital.
Donna loved life. Her positive spirit shone through and touched many lives along the way. Donna especially loved being a Grandma. Nothing meant more to her than having her grandchildren so close by. She enjoyed being involved in all aspects of their lives and attended each of their activities with pride.
Donna was born April 23rd, 1943 in Winnipeg. She attended elementary school in Bagot and later attended high school in MacGregor. After high school she graduated with her LPN diploma from St. Boniface Hospital. Nursing was more than a profession to Donna; her nurturing personality was evident in her ability to care for others. On September 16th, 1967 she wed her high school sweetheart Bob. Together they raised their 3 children while living in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Calgary and finally in 1979 moving back to MacGregor to manage the family insurance business. It is here where they really felt at home and became active members of the community. Donna kept busy with community organizations such as: the Ladies Curling Club, Ladies Golf Club, Hospital Aid, United Church Board, and the Lions Club as well as the many school and sports activities her children were involved in.
Donna played many sports throughout her life. In her younger years she enjoyed baseball, later in life golf became her summer past-time however, curling was always her passion. Whether she was participating, coaching, cheering or providing on ice radio commentary Donna was at the rink.
In 1992 she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Throughout her sickness Donna was amazed by all the community support. When the search began for a bone marrow donor the community rallied and hundreds of people volunteered for the bone marrow registry and continue to be blood donors. On April 23rd, Donna’s 50th birthday, she was reborn. Valerie Donohoe gave the most precious gift of all, a second chance at life. Donna gained fifteen years in which she was able to watch her children get married and have children of their own. A gift she treasured daily.
Donna will be sadly missed by her mother Netta Butterfield, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, Jason (Pam), Declan, Keegan McKelvy; Jill (Shawn), Braden, Amy, Kailey Klippenstein; Jolene (Rick), Brody, Jaxon MacDonald; sister Bonnie (Randy) Rintoul; mother-in-law Margaret McKelvy; sister-in-law Susan (Michael) Paelinck; Special Aunties Doris Pogue, Una Kuran, Alma (Ron) McKelvy as well as others aunts, cousins and numerous friends.
Donna was predeceased by her husband Bob (2003); father Bill Butterfield, and father-in-law Vernon McKelvy.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the MacGregor United Church with Rev. Quentin Robinson officiating. Interment followed in the MacGregor Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Care Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0K8 or to the North Norfolk – MacGregor Foundation Inc., Box 696, MacGregor, MB, R0H 0R0.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.
Wilhelmina (Minnie) Emily Witt
Peacefully on January 2, 2008 Minnie entered eternal rest at East View Lodge in Neepawa at the age of 91 years.
She was the eldest daughter of Arthur and Juliana Post. Mom attended the Grass River School and after completing her schooling she went into Winnipeg to work. While in the city she met and married William (Bill) Witt on October 31, 1936. They lived in the Grass River District for a few years and in 1945 they moved to the Amaranth area where Minnie lived her remaining years on the farm. On October 9, 2002 due to ill health she entered the East View Lodge in Neepawa.
Mom was a very busy lady. She and her friend Cecilia Elke did much of the cleaning and painting for the Government in our area. Mom also worked at the local store for about seventeen years, retiring in 1981. Retirement gave her more time to spend in her flower beds and garden. Her evenings were spent playing cards with Lil Parsons, Alta Symesko and Jenny Cooper.
A very special “Thank-You” to Alta Symesko for without her help and friendship mom would not have been able to stay in her home as long as she did.
Minnie is survived by her son Don (Lil) of Lavoy, AB. and one daughter Darlene (Clarence) Dumanske of Amaranth, MB., also three grandchildren Logan (Tami) of Amaranth, Dawn of Winnipeg, and Wayne ( Diane) of St. Francois Xavier, MB.; six great-grandchildren Jenni (Ben), Curtis, Leah, Jordan, Carley and Tyson. As well as two great-great grandsons Keegan and Sheldon of Brandon. She has numerous nieces, nephews and one special god-child Bunny Dietrich of Portage la Prairie. She is survived by two sisters Violet Oswald of Portage la Prairie and Edna (Carl) Skanderberg of Plumas; one brother Eddie Post of Flin Flon and one sister-in-law Sigrun Post of Neepawa.
She was predeceased by her loving husband William (Bill) Witt on October 25, 1977; a daughter infancy; her parents; one brother Walter Post; five brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Amaranth Memorial Hall, Amaranth, Manitoba with Rev. Don Lee officiating. Interment followed in the Haven Of Rest Cemetery, Amaranth, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Of Manitoba, Unit 10 – 120, Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4G2 or to a charity of ones choice.
Clarke’s Funeral Home of Gladstone in care of arrangements.