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MANITOBA - Gladstone - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 14

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Date: Sunday, 18 September 2016, at 8:09 a.m.

Jacob D. Doerksen

On Monday July 21, 2008 at his residence, Jake Doerksen of Austin, MB passed away at the age of 76 years.

Dad was born June 15, 1932 to David and Margaret Doerksen at Carrot River, Saskatchewan. He moved with his family to Helston, MB in 1951. He went back to Carrot River where he was baptized upon confession of faith. Back at Helston he worked for local farmers until he married his sweetheart, Katherina (Tena) Rempel July 25, 1954. They moved to Burns Lake, BC where Dad was a lumberjack. In 1958, they moved back to Helston, MB where they cleared 2 quarters of land to start their farm. They farmed for 20 years before retiring and moving to Austin at the age of 45. They enjoyed some travelling, fishing and coffee with friends and always enjoyed making firewood.

He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers in infancy, 2 sisters, Tena and Sarah, sister-in-law Carol, 2 brother-in-laws Lawrence and Ingram and a few nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Tena of 4 days short of 54 years of marriage, 3 sons and 2 daughters and their families; Son Ivan (Verna), granddaughter Sonya Toews (Devin) with great grandson Dillon, grandson Wayne (Christine) great-granddaughter Hanna; and grandson Bryan with great-grandson Karsen; Son Paul (Brenda), granddaughter Heather Smith (Corey), grandson Kyle (Tiffany), and grandson Troy; Son Wendell; Daughter Esther Heppner (Ed), granddaughter Michelle Penner (Jeremy), great-grandson Jayden; granddaughter Lori and granddaughter Amy; Daughter Doris Harder (Harry), granddaughter Jackie Maga (Lou), grandson Chad, granddaughter Terri Clark (Dana) and granddaughter Cathrine. He is also survived by brothers Abe, Frank, David (Joyce), Peter, and sisters Margaret (Abe Buhler), Liz Ferguson, Mary (Alex Venne), Ann (Dave Reimer) and Gay McFarlane; as well as brother-in-law Gary Kirschman. He will be greatly missed by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and their families.

Funeral service was held Monday, July 28, 2008 in the Austin Evangelical Fellowship Church at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Colin Bell officiating. Interment followed in the Edrans Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 1000 STN Streetsville, Mississauga, ON, L5M 9Z9 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Janet Margaret Otto (nee Woolman)

Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Seven Regions Health Centre, Gladstone, MB on July 25, 2008 – 20 days before her 90th birthday.

Marg was born in Montreal, Quebec on August 14, 1918, the only child of John Woolman and Rebecca Harrington. Her childhood was spent moving around the country to places like St. John, NB, Walkerville, ON and Winnipeg, MB where her father was transferred while being employed with Ford Motor Company. In Winnipeg, Marg finished High School and went on to take a secretarial course. She worked many years for the Blue Ribbon Company in Winnipeg.

Marg moved to Gladstone in 1949 to be close to her parents, after the death of her first husband Harold Tooke. She found employment in the law office of J.G. Crawford and started to get used to life in a small town. She met Arthur Otto through mutual friends and they were married in 1954. They had their only son, Donald John in 1956 and Marg became a devoted mother and homemaker at that point. Marg looked after her boys well and even though Don eventually made his home in BC, he was still the main interest in her life and she looked forward to his yearly visits.

Marg loved the game of curling, and even after she had to give up curling herself, she still loved to watch it on TV. She was a Life Member of the Gladstone Curling Club, a Life Member of the IODE, a Life Member of the United Church Women of Canada, a Director of the Gladstone Agricultural Society and a faithful member of the Gladstone United Church. She also belonged to 3 bridge clubs and volunteered at the Museum. Marg was very accomplished at needle work and many of her nieces have examples of her work in their homes. Knitting was another great love and she was always on the lookout for a bargain in the wool department. She belonged to the Wooly Wizards knitting group for years. A lot of her knitting was donated to charitable organizations.

Art and Marg were able to do some traveling – Art never really did retire from farming but continued to help nephews Ken and Tom Otto during the busy farming seasons. They spent a part of 3 winters in Texas and attended many World Curling events. They also traveled to visit friends and family in Canada and the United States.

Marg is survived by her son Don and Audrey of Prince George, BC, grand-daughters Tamara and Robbyn, and great grandson Aiden. Also survived by sisters-in-law Mabel Otto of Gladstone, MB; Helen Otto of Drumheller, AB; brother-in-law Bob Otto (Fran) of Winnipeg, MB and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents John and Rebecca Woolman and her beloved husband Art in 1995.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Poettcker for his care of Marg over the years. They would also like to acknowledge the care and support of the doctors and nursing staff of Portage General Hospital and Seven Regions Health Centre, Gladstone.

Funeral service was held Friday, August 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gladstone United Church with Rev. Ian Olive officiating. Interment followed in the Gladstone Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Seven Regions Health Centre Palliative Care or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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

Rita Irene Organ (Butler)

Much before we were ready for her to leave us, Mom lost her second battle with cancer on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Portage General Hospital.

Rita was born on June 4, 1924 to William and Emily Butler and grew up in the Fortier/ Oakville district. One of eight children, she always had a close relationship with her siblings, especially her sister, Rose. She married Charles Organ in 1945 and together they raised their family in Langruth, where she still made her home. Rita was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Her joy was in gifting one of her quilts to a family member or a special friend. Many were auctioned off at fundraisers in the community. She had made a quilt for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rita enjoyed being with people; walking with her friends, traveling with family, cheering on the boys at chuck wagon races or her grandchildren at sports events and her great-granddaughter at her music recitals. She was a special spirit, very accepting of the challenges life threw at her and just as determined to overcome them. She worked at many different levels for the well-being of her church at Langruth. She valued her family, friends and her faith.

Rita was predeceased by her parents, husband Charlie in 1994, brothers Fred and Donnie and sister Peggy.

She is survived by her brothers Jim (Elaine), Buster (Roma) and Gordie Butler; sister Rose Nicholls; children Sandra (Dave) Falk, Wayne Organ and Evelynne (Ken) Callander; grandchildren Stephanie (Henry) Verhoeven, Darcy (Lori) Falk, Jeremy (Margaret) Organ, Jason (Kim) Organ, Jennifer Organ (Terry Mouly), Kareena (Jeff) Zanolli and Kurtis Callander; great-grandchildren Shaelyn and Jared Verhoeven, Issac and Charlee Organ, and Gavin Zanolli. She is also survived by many special friends.

A memorial service was held Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Langruth United Church. A family graveside service took place at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakville Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Langruth United Church, Langruth, Manitoba, R0H 0N0 or to Sunset Palliative Care, Box 92, Portage la Prairie, MB. R1N 3B2.

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

Colin Pennell

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, husband, uncle and friend Colin Dennis Pennell. Colin passed away peacefully at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, MB. On July 27, 2008 at the age of 66.

Colin was born on May 28, 1942 in Portage La Prairie, MB. Colin took his early school years in MacGregor and started an early working career on the oil rigs in Alberta and then to Texas. Colin married Phyllis Huzyk from Carberry in New Mexico on April 20, 1963. The first of three sons, Tim, was born in Texas on June 27, 1963. Colin and Phyllis then moved back to Manitoba purchasing a farm near Austin. The second of three sons Barry, was born October 14th, 1966. The family then purchased the Hay farm south of MacGregor in 1968 where he was farming with his parents Clarence and Margaret Pennell. In January of 1972, Colin suffered a near fatal farming accident that did take his left leg leaving him with a handicap that he would not let overcome him. Colin spent months of rehabilitation in hospitals and gradually regained his strength to continue farming. The youngest son, Darren was born September 20, 1972. Colin continued to farm south of MacGregor until the passing of his wife Phyllis in 1999 and he then retired from farming the following year. On December 9th, 2000, Colin married Katherine Tonn of Plumas and they then resided in MacGregor until present day.

Colin was predeceased by his wife of 28 years Phyllis, father Clarence and mother Margaret, sister Jean McRae, father-in-law Alexander Huzyk, mother-in-law Norah Calvert, brothers-in-law Barry McMillan and John McRae and sister-in-law Myrtle McMillan. He leaves to mourn his passing wife Katherine, sons Tim (Barb), David, Michelle, Darren and Lynden, Barry (Sheila), Rianna, Julia and Cameron, Darren (Monique), Alix and Maddie, brother Doug (Betty), sister-in-law Betty (Bob) Strain, brother-in-law Ed (Yvette) Huzyk. He also leaves to mourn his extended family of Ken and Carol Jarvis, Janis and Jarod, great grandchildren Madison and Wyatt, Michelle and Blaine, Patricia (Kelvin) Jarvis, Chad and Jocelyn, and Tanya, Nancy (Jim) White, Rodney and Jamie, Darren (Brenda) Tonn, Hailey and his buddy Troy, 7 step-brothers and 1 step-sister and spouses as well as numerous nephews, nieces and close friends.Colin was a passionate farmer as well as enjoying time hunting, fishing, riding his quad, camping and being with family and friends. He had many years of enjoyable winters spent in Arizona meeting many new people and gaining valuable friendships. He was also able to travel to Alaska and Prince Edward Island in his retirement years. Colin was a member of the local Lions club for many years and was willing to help anywhere in the community.

Memorial service was held Thursday, July 31st, 2:00pm at MacGregor United Church with interment following at the MacGregor Cemetery. Rev. Quentin Robinson officiating.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the MacGregor North Norfolk Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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

Irene Marvel Kerr (Farmer)

Irene Marvel Kerr passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone at the age of 83 years.

She leaves to mourn her passing sons Kelvin of Brandon, Glenn (Brenda) of Devon, Alberta; twin grandsons Ian and Colin; brothers Elmer (Hazel) of Dauphin, MB, Wesley of Gladstone, MB and Kenneth of Portage la Prairie, MB; sister Iris (Albert) Rink of Neepawa, MB and Ivy Charles of Carman. MB; sister-in-law Mary Farmer and brothers-in-law John (Florence) Kerr, Ron Kerr and Edgar Poersch.

Irene was predeceased by husband Lorne, son Ken and brothers Archie, Melvin and Murray.

A private family graveside service was held Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in the Arden Cemetery with Rev. Ian Olive officiating.

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 a charity of one’s choice.

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

Stella Marie Mousseau

Stella was born December 27, 1952 at the Portage General Hospital. She entered into rest on August 9, 2008 at the Portage General Hospital after a short illness of lung cancer.

She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Rosine Mousseau; 2 brothers George and Wilfred; 2 sisters Mary Rose; and one unknown sister that died at birth.

She leaves to mourn 2 sons Barry (Emily) and their children Barry Jr., Serenity and Billy Joe as well as son Jonathan (Agnes). She also leaves to mourn 2 sisters Theresa (John) and Margaret (J.P.); 1 brother Joseph (aka Puluckoo); and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Stella Marie was born and raised in Sandy Bay First Nation. Stella’s mother passed away when Stella was five then Stella was raised by her sister Theresa and later attended Residential School here in Sandy Bay. Stella’s favourite past time was staying home, cooking, cleaning her home and taking care of her two sons Barry and Jonathan.

Wake service began Monday, August 11, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. in the Sandy Bay Community Complex.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Paul Bisson officiating. Interment followed in the Sandy Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers were Fabian Mousseau, Clifford Mousseau, Brian Mousseau, Jason Mousseau, Terry Mousseau and Alvin Maytwayashing.

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

Isaac Benjamin Fehr

Entered into rest at his residence on Friday, August 8, 2008, Isaac Fehr, age 74 years of Austin, Manitoba.

Isaac was born on March 27, 1934 in Winkler, Manitoba to David and Annie Fehr. He resided at his family farm with his parents and brothers Diedrich, David, George and Gerald; and sister Mary until September 28, 1950 when he was admitted to what was then known as the Manitoba School (Manitoba Developmental Centre). On December 11, 1967, Isaac was discharged from the Manitoba School to the care of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Bueckert of Bagot, Manitoba. He later moved to Austin where he took up residence on his own at Hillview Lodge where he remained living until his passing.Isaac enjoyed camping, fishing, picking berries, country music, watching wrestling, and spending time with his friends. He worked at Sprucedale Industries where he made many friends.

Isaac was predeceased by his parents David and Anne Fehr; brother David; foster brother Leonard Bueckert. He is survived by his brother George; cousins John Letkeman & family, Neil & Agatha Neufeld and Abe & Joyce Wiebe; his foster family Abe & Bertha Bueckert and family; special friends Angel Ryland and Becky Bueckert as well as other family members and his extended family at Sprucedale.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, MacGregor with interment following in the MacGregor Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Sprucedale Industries Inc., Box 225, Austin, Manitoba, R0H 0C0.

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

Anne Friesen (nee Derksen)

Passed away on Friday, August 15, 2008 at Neepawa Hospital at the age of 78 years. Anne was born in Winnipeg on November 9, 1929 and moved to Gardenton in 1931. In 1943 the family moved to Morris where Anne spent her teenage years swimming in the river and playing ball with her friends. After high school Anne moved to Winnipeg to attend Success College and trained as a comptometer operator then was later employed at J.H. Ashdowns Hardware Co.

On June 11, 1955 Anne married Jack Friesen of St. Elizabeth. They moved to Plumas and shortly there after moved to the farm west of Plumas. On the farm Anne, the city girl learned to milk cows, bale & stack hay and grow a garden.

Jack & Anne had two children a son Eric born in 1957 and a daughter Marina born in 1961.

In 1968, Anne left her young family at home and began her nurses training. In 1969 she graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Anne worked as an LPN in Gladstone Hospital and at Third Crossing Manor. She retired after 20 years of service on December 30, 1989. Anne enjoyed many pleasant hours in her flower gardens and yard.

Anne lost her husband Jack of 48 years on March 9, 2004.

She is survived by her son Eric and his wife Saskia; their daughters Katherine & Madeleine; and daughter Marina and husband Robert McLean; their son Don (friend Stephani) and daughter Lisa. Anne was predeceased by her brother John in 2007.

A Celebration of Anne’s Life was held Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Plumas United Church with Wendy Denbow officiating. Interment took place prior to the service at the Plumas Cemetery.

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.

Wesley Johnston Turner

1944 - 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather Wes on August 16, 2008, at the Portage & District General Hospital, with his family at his side.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Karen, sons Darren, Scott (Stacy), Ryan (Stacie), and daughter Chelsey, as well as grandsons Nicholas, Josh, Clarke and Hudson. Wes is also survived by siblings Florence Turner, Eileen Jones, Everett (Diane), Jean Shelvey, Margaret (Russell) Ferris, Dorothy (Richard) Demkey, Kathleen MacMillan, Bev (Glen) Young, Gordon (Val), Ed, Donna (Laurie) Harp, Pat (Bill) Enns, Trevor (Diane), Bert and sister-in-law Helen Turner, as well as Karen's sisters Barb (Brian) Kitching, Val (Gordon) Turner and Chris McKee, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ormey and Alice Turner, brother Robert, brother-in-laws Orval Jones, Bill MacMillan, Mike McKee and Karen's parents Jack and Jean Bowman.

Wes was born at MacGregor May 1, 1944. In December 1968, he married Karen Bowman.

Wes enjoyed a number of employment opportunities, which allowed him to travel northern and western Canada, even as far as Alert. Trans Canada Pipeline was a long time employer. The last few years, Wes enjoyed his work and made many friends at Agassiz Youth Centre, until he had to take medical leave in 2006 due to his illness. In the community, Wes was an avid supporter of sports, especially Minor Hockey that led to many hours watching hockey at the local arena and socializing with everyone. He was also a member of the MacGregor Lion's Club.

Since his illness, he and Karen were able to enjoy some travel, and he was always anxious to share his experiences, the highlight being a family trip to Disney World. His strength during his illness was admired by many. He will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, particularly his grandchildren, with whom he spent many happy hours.

Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at the MacGregor United Church, MacGregor, MB. Interment followed in the MacGregor Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made in Wes's name to the ALS Society of Manitoba, Room N108, 2109 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0L3.

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

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