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MANITOBA - Gladstone - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 8

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Date: Sunday, 18 September 2016, at 8:06 a.m.

Sheila May Ferris

Passed away at the Carberry Hospital on Monday, December 31, 2007. Sheila was born in Neepawa, Mb. on June 23, 1941 and lived her childhood and teen years in Langruth, MB., where she enjoyed her friends and CGIT and discovered Elvis Presley.

Sheila moved to MacGregor in 1958, where she went to work as a bookkeeper for Lye’s. Soon after, she met Doug Ferris and they married in March 1960; they had 3 children, Cheryl, Neil and Leah. She worked hard at making a home, until Doug’s untimely death from cancer in 1971. Left with 3 small children, Sheila had to return to work, upgrading her education in accounting before joining the Municipality of North Norfolk as Assistant Secretary Treasurer in 1977.

In 1979, Sheila met a new neighbour, Jim Houston, who had moved in just down the street. They have been together ever since. Throughout her life Sheila was an avid curling fan both on and off the ice and loved to watch baseball and hockey. She was strong-willed, focused, very organized and also very private. In addition to her husband’s death, Sheila suffered more than her share of troubles.

In 1977 her father died, in 1985 she battled breast cancer and won, in 1987 she sustained a serious head injury after a fall and in 1989 her mother died. The 1990’s were kinder to Sheila, although she continued to have difficulties due to the head injury and decided to take early retirement in 1996. Not working, however, didn’t mean sitting. It just meant she could spend her time on pastimes she enjoyed. She looked after her house and yard, did puzzles; traveled with Jim especially enjoying time in York Factory; crocheted; sewed for her grandchildren; began quilting and learned to watch 2 baseball or hockey games at the same time.

In 2002 Sheila was again diagnosed with cancer, this time bowel. Her determination was more important than ever as she stood strong against this new assailant. Years of battling eventually took their toll and finally even Sheila’s will was overcome by the tenaciousness of the disease. She was fortunate to have had a relatively good quality of life until close to the end.

Sheila was predeceased by her husband Doug and parents Sverre and Margaret. She leaves to mourn her passing Jim Houston and family; children Cheryl (Dean) Garrow, Neil (Maxine) Ferris, Leah Ferris (Marty Chamberlin); sister Betty (Willie) Robinson, brother Roy (Norma) Johannesen, Margaret; grandchildren Aidan, Celine, Tevin, Braiden, Tamera, Wyatt, Bowen and Nicole.

A memorial service was held Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in the MacGregor United Church with Rev. Quentin Robinson officiating. Honourary Pallbearers were Herman & Beth Weber, Craig & Heather Thompson, Denis & Ruth Jeanson, Wes & Karen Turner, Janice Lamb and Tom Tunski. 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, Manitoba R1N 0K8 or to the Carberry Palliative Care, Box 2000, Carberry, Manitoba, R0K 0H0.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.

Margaret Louise Hayward

1927 – 2007

Passed away peacefully on December 29th at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone at the age of 80 years.

Margaret was born and raised in Winnipeg and received her education there. She later met and married Vic Hayward of Gladstone. During her married years she raised 3 children, and worked outside the home at various stores in Gladstone. Eventually she took up sewing and became a very good seamstress as well as doing quilting and other handy work.

Vic & Marg enjoyed many years of travel, square dancing and spending winters in Texas.

In 1997 Vic passed away, and Marg remained in their home until 2005 when she moved into 110 Legion Place. Due to declining health Marg moved to Third Crossing Manor in September 2007.

Marg is survived by daughter Barbara (Ron) of Hudson Hope, B.C.; sons Richard (Sylvia) and Gordon (Roxy) both of Gladstone; grandchildren Paul (Tammy) (Kaleigh), Stephen (Lainee), Micheal (Amber) and Amy; sister-in-law Doreen Froese of Gladstone and brother-in-law Harry (Pearl) Hayward of Brandon.

Cremation has taken place and according to Marg’s wishes no service will be held.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Seven Regions Palliative Care, c/o Box 711, Gladstone, Manitoba, R0J 0T0.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

Janis Michelle Roulette

Passed away on December 25, 2007 in the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Beloved daughter of Janise and Miles, sister to Xavier, step-sister to Miles Jr. and beloved grandaughter to Patrick Roulette and Linda Levasseur.

Wake was held Friday, December 28, 2007 in the Sandy Bay Elders Centre starting at 5:00 p.m.

Funeral service was held Saturday, December 29, 2007 in the Our Lady Of Guadelupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay First Nation at 2:00 p.m. with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Interment followed in the Sandy Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers were Norbert Mike Richard and Patrick Terrance Roulette.

Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

Violet Evelyn Heselwood

Passed away at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, Violet Heselwood, age 88 years.

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and no formal funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

Anna Driedger (nee Thiessen)

May 15, 1922 ~ December 9, 2007

Anna Driedger peacefully went to her eternal home on December 9, 2007, in time to be home for Christmas.

Anna was born in Blumenstein, Manitoba on May 15, 1922 to Jacob and Maria Thiessen, and together with seven siblings experienced farm life. As a teen she was baptized upon her confession of faith by Bishop Froese in the Old Colony Church in Chortitz.

On September 24, 1944 Anna was united in marriage to Henry Driedger and lived just west of Gnadenthal on a farm where four of their children were born. In 1952 they relocated to a farm in the Mason School district where four more children were born, making it a total of eight.

Then in 1962 the family made another move, this time to Austin, Manitoba, where they farmed until their retirement in 1993. After retirement mom and dad moved to their new home in Austin, which they enjoyed together until mom was admitted into a care home in April of 2003.

Mom was a great nurturer, diligently looking after her family’s needs and loved showing hospitality. Her garden was her pride and joy. Somehow with looking after the family needs, she always managed to keep the garden completely weed free and without herbicides. One of mom’s hobbies was making hand made quilts. She would work meticulously embroidering on the finest details.

Mom‘s love was endless when it came to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even the last week before her death she commented on how precious they all were to her.

In December of 2006 and into January 2007 mom had a brief struggle with her health, at which time it looked like her journey of life was coming to an end, however she rebounded in energy.

Then in December of 2007 mom’s health began to fail again. As family members spoke with her, she made it quite clear that she was tired and would like nothing more than to go to her eternal home to be with Jesus. Her wish was granted, much to our surprise, faster than we had anticipated. On December 9 in the evening mom took her last breath with family members by her side.

Though we grieve her loss and will miss her dearly, we also know mom now is once again able to move around on her own in her new body. We are also assured we will be reunited in heaven one day.

Anna leaves to mourn her husband Henry, her children Henry & Mary of Austin, Mary & Peter Voth of Hepburn, Saskatchewan, Jake & Frieda of Brandon, John & Tina of Rosenort, Steve & Sally of Winnipeg, Frank & Denise of Lowe Farm and Ann of Austin, plus 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She was predeceased by her parents, 1 son (in infancy), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

The family would like to express thanks to Dr. Samuels and the nurses of the MacGregor Personal Care Home for the awesome care given to mother during her stay. Thank you to the Sommerfeld Church Ladies group for serving the food, and thank you for the many cards, flowers and phone calls.

Mom fought the good fight, she kept the faith, she finished the course, and now there is laid up for her the crown of righteousness, which the Lord Jesus will award her. The family.

Friends may called for visitation on Friday, December 14, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, MacGregor.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the MacGregor Sommerfeld Church with Rev. John Unrau officiating. Interment followed in the Sommerfeld Cemetery, Austin. Pallbearers were grandchildren.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, or to the MacGregor Health Foundation, Box 250, MacGregor, Manitoba, R0H 0R0.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.

Joseph Hackywicz

Passed away at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone on Thursday, January 31, 2008, Joseph Hackywicz, age 85 years.

Joe was born February 19, 1922 at Garland, Manitoba. The family later moved to Punnichy, Saskatchewan and in 1945 moved to a farm in the Lakeland District where Joe farmed and had resided until moving to Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone in 2005.

Joseph is predeceased by his mother Josephine and father John; sisters Agnes and Isabelle; and brothers Alex and Albert. He is survived by Eileen (Randy), Richard (Linda), Gary (Margaret), Ron (Bernie), Bill (Alice), Millie (Walter), Martin (Marlene), Mary, Jessie, Roy (Irene), John (Mary) and Frances as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone with Rev. Phyllis Thordarson officiating and Philip Thordarson presiding at the organ. Pallbearers were Chad Hackywicz, Jason Hackywicz, Allan Hackywicz, Brent Hackewich, Gary Fontaine and Glen Fontaine. Interment followed in the Lakeland Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 10 – 120 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4G2 or to the Lakeland Cemetery, Box 69, Westbourne, Manitoba, R0H 1P0.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

Fabian “Sam” McIvor

May 26, 1965 ~ January 30, 2008

Manitoo Binessi – God’s Thunderbird

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and untimely death of our dear beloved brother, cousin, uncle and friend, Fabian “Sam” McIvor. Sam was raised by the late Norbert and Hazel Doreen Roulette. He attended Sandy Bay School and later moved to Winnipeg where he resided until his passing.

Sam was predeceased by his father Albert J. Roulette. He is survived by his mother, Mary Myrtle McIvor, 3 sisters Norma Anne Roulette (Dave), Sandra McIvor (Sonny) and Alison Desjarlais (Kyle); six brothers Edward Houle (Amanda), Kenny, Albert (Norma), Tony (Phyllis), Frank, and Sherrold Desjarlais; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Sam had his own unique lifestyle but we respected his choices. He enjoyed entertaining, cooking, decorating, babysitting, socializing and traveling. He was gifted with an excellent memory for remembering names and phone numbers. He had a nickname/comment for everyone he met. Sam volunteered at Children Of The Earth School in the Native Language program.

Even when he was living in Winnipeg he still kept in touch with friends and family in Sandy Bay. He often traveled out to visit and attend different functions.

We admired his courage in the challenges he faced on a daily basis caused by his surgery he underwent three years ago for throat cancer.

We’ll miss his sense of humor, his love of life and his storytelling.

Wake service began on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sandy Bay Community Complex.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba. Interment followed in the Sandy Bay Cemetery.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

Alice Helen Grove

Alice (Mollie) Grove passed away peacefully on January 28, 2008 at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, Manitoba, at the age of 96 years.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Helen (Jim); grandchildren Kimberly (Les) and Cyrus (Sharon); great grandchildren Jamie, Morgan, Juliana, and Gracie; brother Sylvester; sister- in-law Catherine; nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert, father Sylvie, mother Alice, brother Adam, and sister-in-law Thelma.

Mom lived all her life in the RM of Westbourne. She grew up on a farm and when she married Gilbert Grove in 1940 she only moved one mile north of her birth place. She and her husband farmed until 1975 when they rented their farm. In 1977 they built a house in Gladstone and moved into town in the fall. Alice stayed in her house until she moved into 110 Legion Place and the last several years she spent at Third Crossing Manor.

Mom enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers. She enjoyed trips taken with her husband Gilbert to Norway and Alaska. She enjoyed the company of her family. She was an excellent cook. Everyone especially looked forward to her excellent desserts, which followed a full meal. Her butter tarts deserve to be specially mentioned. She also did beautiful tatting in her early years. She will be remembered as quiet, kind, considerate, and always willing to help out when needed. Mom will be missed by us all. We love you and may you rest in peace.

Funeral service was held in Gladstone United Church on Saturday February 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ian Olive officiating and Sherry Hannah presiding at the organ. Eulogy was given by Jim Weber. Ushers were Ellen Kennedy and Linda Foxon. Pallbearers were Alice’s granddaughter, nieces and nephews, Kimberly Boote, Ruth & Garry Reid, Sylvia & Richard Hayward and Doug Mowat. Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

If friends so desire donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Third Crossing Manor (Baking Fund), Box 1000, Gladstone, Manitoba, R0J 0T0 or a charity of one’s choice.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

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