Roseline Martha Hiller
Roseline Martha Hiller, dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away from this world of pain and care on January 9, 2008 at her residence.
Mom was born on June 29, 1932 at Silbbald, Alberta to Gustav and Emma Brust (nee Link). At the age of five she moved with her family to Cherhill, Alberta. Here she received her schooling, then worked in the area and later in Saskatoon.
On November 14, 1952 she was wed to Edward Wilhelm Hiller at the family’s farm at Cherhill, Alberta. As a honeymoon couple, they motored to Manitoba with all her worldly belongings packed in their 1951 Oldsmobile. Her piano followed by C.N. rail. That piano gave many hours of enjoyment; there was nothing better than getting a new gospel song book and then try out some new songs. Amanda remembers as a small child standing on a chair beside her mom to sing duets in church. The piano remains in the family with Sarah following in grandma’s musical footsteps.
Once at the farm a new life began with plenty of hard work, raising her family, milking cows by hand, raising chickens, pigs, ducks, and geese, picking stones, bindering and stooking. She always tended a big garden with hundreds of quarts of canned fruits, pickles and preserves put up for a long winter.
Mom loved flowers wild and tame or house plants and took pride in her lovely huge perennial garden. You can be sure you would be sent home with an armful of peonies, delphiniums, dahlias, gladiolas or whatever was in bloom. She loved to share her fresh flowers with all, be it at a funeral, wedding, bridal shower, graduation or worship service. Watching for the first Golden Marsh Marigolds at the corner of #5 was a spring tradition. She was looking forward to once again getting her fingers into the soil come summer.
Mom enjoyed reading and embroidery work and spent many hours doing both. Her embroidery work has become a keepsake for most of us.
Even though farm life was very busy, mom always tried to attend church and felt it was important for her children to grow up in faith – the faith she had learned at the knees of her mother and father; the faith that kept her going through many tough times.
On April 4, 2000 she renewed her faith and by confirmation became a member of the United Church of Canada. She felt it was important that we maintain our small community church.
Mom will be deeply missed by her children, daughter Amanda and Emil Petrowski and their five children to whom she will be ever remembered as oma and great oma; Orest and fiancée Amber; Jocelyn and Ian Cottingham and their children Levi, Sienna, and Deklan, Chantelle and Dean Zamonsky, Dustin and fiancée Ciji and their two children Tyla and Carson; and Tiffany. By sons Garth and (Joyce); Mark and Marrie and their 3 children Mathew, April and Shawn who will always remember grandma; Kent and Christi and their children Sarah and Paul who will remember grandma Rosie. She is also survived by two older sisters Mary Grams of Vernon B.C. and Erna Brust of Calgary, Alberta; sister-in-law Erna Brust of Barrhead, Alberta as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Edward in 1995, one sister Matilda and one brother Leonard.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Glenella Community Hall with Rev. George Cargo officiating. Interment followed in the Goodland Cemetery, Glenella, Manitoba. Pallbearers were Harry Lazor, Leonard Mitchler, Sheldon McDonald, Roland Kuip, Gerhardt Juskowiak and Floyd Clark.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Roseline’s memory to the St. Andrews United Church, Glenella, Manitoba, R0J 0V0.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Wilfred James Roulette
Father, Brother, Uncle & Grandfather
February 19, 1946 ~ January 8, 2008
Wilfred passed away suddenly at his residence on Sandy Bay Reserve.
He will be lovingly and sadly missed by his sister Frieda McIvor, two brothers David George and John Thomas, and son Corey from Estavan, Sask., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He will also be greatly missed by cousin and friend Joseph A. Mousseau (Paluckoo) and Joseph Adlard Roulette (Josephpnse) who was with him at the time of his passing.
Wilfred was predeceased by his wife & partner Madeline Eastman; his parents St. Pierre and Ida Roulette; sisters Virgina McIvor and Dorothy Vivier; and brother St. Pierre Roulette.
Although Wilfred was a quiet and reserved person, he will always be remembered by his gentle nature and jokes.
A wake will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2008 in the Sandy Bay Community Complex, Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba.
Funeral service was held Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyi officiating. Interment followed at the Sandy Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers were Oliver Richard (Jr.), Ronald McIvor, Peter McIvor, Evan Roulette, Aston Roulette and Ward Richard.
Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone, Manitoba in care of arrangements.
Walter John Bodnarchuk
September 23, 1924 – February 24, 2008
We are incredibly saddened to announce the passing of Walter at the Carberry Health Centre the morning of February 24, 2008.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 59 years, Alyce; daughter Donna (Terry) Smith; son Doug (Shannon); grandchildren Chad Bodnarchuk, Melanie Bodnarchuk and Tannis Smith (Bobby Winslow); great grandson Kayden Winslow; sister Mary McClelland; brother Jerry (Phyllis); sisters in law Evelyn Bodner and Catherine Menzies Watt (Almer); as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Alexander and Kathryn; brothers Steven (Retta) Gordon; sisters Dora (Steven Sloboda) and Elizabeth (Frank Lloyd); and brother in law Allan McClelland.
Walter was born at Roseisle, Manitoba on September 24, 1924, the second youngest son of Alexander and Kathryn. He moved with his family to Rathwell in 1928 where he attended school and worked at various jobs. He joined the army on April 1, 1943 and served our country until 1945.
He was discharged on August 9, 1945 because of a gunshot wound and a spot on his lung. Walter was sent to the Ninette Sanitorium for treatment and rest. His stay at the San was the best thing that ever happened to him. He was cared for by a nurse’s aide named Alyce Edgar. After some serious flirting by both of them, a courtship began. They were married on April 18, 1948.
Walter and Alyce then took over the Edgar family farm operation. Walter was a hard working man-raising chickens, milking cows, grain farming, gardening and wood carving. Taking pictures of the family, nature and the great outdoors was a particular interest to him. He also had a natural talent for sketching and drawing.
Walter and Alyce spent countless hours together keeping their garden and yard meticulous. There were some summers Walter planted well over 500 glads.
Walter and Alyce were tremendous hosts. They always made anyone who walked through their door feel welcome and when you sat down at the kitchen table for tea you knew a feast would be served.
Walter served as a trustee on the Melvin School Board, member of the Austin United Church and a member of the Austin Lions Club.
Walter loved his pets, Sasha the dog; Red, Midnight and Felix the cats. He also loved to watch the birds come to the feeder every morning.
Walter was a family man. He centered his entire life around his family. Alyce and Walter were blessed with over 59 years of marriage. The love and devotion to his wife was indescribable. Over 4 years ago, due to medical problems, Walter had to make the painful decision to move Alyce to the Third Crossing Manor to be cared for. His dedication to her continued. He would faithfully go to visit her at least 5 times a week. He quickly became involved with all the activities at the Manor.
Walter was so proud of his grandchildren. His role of grandpa took on many twists; whether it be tobogganing, movie and popcorn nights, teaching how to make perogies, building their toys, attending their numerous events, going out for a cruise, or hunting for the perfect Christmas tree, he was there.
Walter never quite retired from grain farming. He was Doug’s right hand man in every aspect of the farm operation. Walter also enjoyed watching Doug with his restoration projects and offering his free advice.
The funeral service to celebrate Walter’s life was held at the Austin United Church on Thursday, February 28, 2008 with Rev. Peggy Reid officiating. Shannon Bodnarchuk gave the eulogy. Connie Bryce presided at the organ. Hymn selections were “Abide With Me”, “Beyond The Sunset” and “The Lord’s Prayer”. Special Music was “Thank You” and “Remember When”. Attending in their respective groups were members of the Austin Lions Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Gladstone Branch #110. Ushers were Marge McMillan and Donella Thiessen. Pallbearers were John Thiessen, Cecil Jones, Jerry Doucette, Bill Bodner, Brad Williams and Jim Hanna. A private family interment took place at the Austin Cemetery. A time of fellowship and refreshments was served at the Austin and District Community Hall.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Care Service, 318 Saskatchewan Ave E., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 0KB.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.
Tristan Mervin Richard
Tristan Richard, “Our Little Man” passed away suddenly on February 14, 2008. He was born on September 17, 2005 in Portage la Prairie and he weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz.
Tristan was a bright, happy little 2 year old. He really loved monster trucks and little cars. He loved to watch monster truck shows, and race car shows. He had a favourite truck, it was a black truck, just exactly like his grandpa Herman’s truck. Every time he saw the truck he would get all happy and excited. Tristan called his little truck, “Grandpa’s truck.”
We will forever hold you in our hearts our baby boy. We will miss you so much. We love you Tristan.
He leaves to mourn his passing his mom Barbara Sutherland; dad Kevin Richard; brother William; sisters Jewel, Sharon, Trinity, Tanisha; grandparents Herman & Bernice Richard; grandmother Emma Sutherland; favourite uncles Bradley Sutherland and David Richard Sr., as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Mervin Sutherland; auntie Kimberly Demerais-Richard, and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Interment followed at Sandy Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers were Trevor Beaulieu, David Richard, Sheldon Roulette and Mervin Sutherland.
Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Robert James McIvor
Suddenly on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, Robert James McIvor passed away at the R.M. of Lakeview, Manitoba, at the age of 34 years.
Robert is predeceased by grandparents Roy & Teresa Eagle, grandparents Archie & Christine McIvor, auntie Gertrude Eagle and son Dayton McIvor.
He leaves to mourn his children Ella, StarAnne, Desiree and Deanna; mother Mary Katherine McIvor; father Gilbert Eagle (Carol); sisters Merle (Darren), Terrill (Scott), Tara P. and Annie C.; brothers Joel (Roberta), Darryl (Marie), Bradley G. and Kyle C.; numerous aunts and uncles from Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba; grandpa John James Burton from Clan William, Alberta; Thomas (Murial) Eagle from Yellowknife, North West Territories and James (Cecile) Eagle from Calgary, Alberta; Rita Campbell from Winnipeg, Manitoba; Johnny (Evelyen) McIvor; Joseph Paul (Maggie) McIvor; Ruby McIvor, and cousins Pam Boulanger, Shelly Wilson, Brian Campbell, Candace Campbell, Stanley James, Glenda James, Kim James, Crystal Swampy and Joan (Claude) Gobeil.
Wake service began on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sandy Bay Community Complex.
Funeral service was held Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil. Interment followed in the Sandy Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Campbell Jr., Stanley James Jr., Dave Rodgers, Corey Hobson, Roland (Gorski) McIvor and Troy Roulette.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, February 10, 2008, Raymond age 73 years of Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba.
Wake was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 348 Lake Road North, Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba.
Funeral service was held Friday, February 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyi officiating. Interment followed at the Sandy Bay Cemetery.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Henry A. Rempel
Henry A. Rempel passed away peacefully with family by his side, on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, at the age of 81 years.
Henry will be remembered by wife Muriel; daughter Erika; son Billy; Doug Poschenrieder; grandson Dustin (Christine); great grandsons Kieran, Declan and Theron; granddaughter Janelle (Mike); great grandson Cole; granddaughter Melissa (Charlie); sister Susan; brother Wally (Irene); sisters-in-law Margaret, Tina, Esther and Dorene; brothers-in-law John and Art; many nieces, nephews and his very special Parkside family.
Henry was born June 22, 1926 in the Blumenort, Gretna area. He farmed in Plumas, Manitoba. Prior to farming Henry worked for the Hudsons Bay Company in northern Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. He spent the past two years at Lions Prairie Manor.
Viewing took place on Friday, April 4, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone, Manitoba.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Plumas United Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lions Prairie Manor Foundation, 24 9th Street SE, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3V4.
Papa Hank enjoyed his special times with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.