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MANITOBA - Gladstone - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 20

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Date: Sunday, 18 September 2016, at 8:12 a.m.

Frances Margaret Young

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother and “Grandma The Great”, Frances Margaret Young on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. Frances was born April 22, 1928. She loved having her family around and she especially enjoyed her 80th birthday party/family reunion that was held at the family farm in Austin in July 2008.

In her younger years she enjoyed skating, dancing, tap dancing, and baseball. She followed three generations of Young boys through the hockey rinks and enjoyed every minute of the games. In later years she enjoyed watching her granddaughters in figure skating competitions and ice shows.

Frances belonged to the U.C.W. and leisure clubs. She taught Sunday School, CGIT and sang in the choir. Frances and her husband Stuart enjoyed attending many antique auction sales all over Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In the last few years, Frances enjoyed the independence of driving her own little blue car into town each day to meet all of her coffee friends.

Frances was predeceased by her mother and father, Elsie and Fred Hall; her husband Stuart; son-in-law Gary Crellin; as well as many sister and brother-in-laws.

She leaves to mourn her, 4 children: Glen (Bev), Judy, Bill (Assunta) and Elsie (Garnet); 10 Grandchildren: Dean (Kim), Darryl (Diana), Kevin (Lorelei), Duane, Brennan (Becky), Garett (Stephanie), Kristan (Keith), Tricia, Bradley, and Jenna Rose; 11 Great Grandchildren: Madison, McKenna, Dawson, Raelyn, Colby, Boston, Blade, Ryan, Luke, Brodie, and Ella.

Funeral service was held Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin United Church with Sandra Rex officiating. Interment followed in the Austin Cemetery, Austin, Manitoba.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Central Manitoba, 103 Wilkinson Cres., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1A7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9.

You will always be our Valentine!

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

Lilian Amelia Tamblyn (nee Boyd)

Lilian Amelia Tamblyn (nee Boyd) from Gladstone, Manitoba, formerly of Seattle, Washington passed away peacefully at her residence in Woodside, Manitoba on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at the age of 89 years.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9.

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

Nellie Winifred Armstrong

Nellie passed away February 13, 2009 at Portage District Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 96. Predeceased by her first husband Robert Stevenson; second husband James R. Armstrong and his son James F. Armstrong; brother Jim Thickett; and sister Marjorie Roy. Nellie was the oldest child of Matthew and Sarah Thickett. She is survived by her siblings Bill (Adeline) Thickett, Lily Glasman, Eileen (Bruce) McDonald, sister-in-law Edie Thickett and daughter-in-law Lenore Armstrong. A favourite aunt, grandmother and great grandmother to many.

Nellie never shied away from hard work and she had a great love and compassion for people. As a child, she helped her father in the fields with the horse team and her mother in the garden and in the kitchen preserving the wealth of their work. A dedicated wife, Nellie loved living on the farm and giving to her community. You could always find Nellie in the garden or baking or knitting or giving of her time to a neighbor or friend. Nellie remained active even as she moved into Third Crossing Manor and helped out as best she could. Nellie was a member of All Saints Anglican Church and cherished her time with the A.C.W. She often spoke with great fondness of teaching Sunday School, bake sales, and lunches.

Funeral service was held Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the All Saints Anglican Church, Gladstone, Manitoba with a lunch following.

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.

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

Lydia Patricia Duncan

Patricia Duncan of Austin, Manitoba passed away at the Portage District General Hospital on February 13, 2009 at the age of 78 years.

She was predeceased by her parents; and brother Ted Harvey.

Patricia will be sadly missed by her husband John who she married in 1950; and her brother Gerald (Kay) Harvey of Stony Mountain, Manitoba.

A graveside service was held Thursday, February 19, 2009at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin Cemetery with Shannon Bodnarchuk officiating.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Helen Buhler

Mom was born at Morden, Manitoba on September 5, 1931 to Peter and Katherine Wall. Mom was baptized upon confession of her faith on May 1, 1949, and married George Buhler on May 7, 1950. They lived in several communities before settling on an acreage near Austin, Manitoba. Together they sold the acreage and bought a house in town for retirement. Several years after Dad passed away, Mom moved to Winkler to be closer to her sons, and then to Morris, where she went to be with her Lord and Saviour on February 14, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer.

She enjoyed charity work, quilting and playing games, especially with family, even if she had to make her own rules. Mom and Dad were very active in the Mayfeld EMMC as members and conference delegates. Mom was also the president of the Ladies Aid for many years.

Mom is survived by 6 children Ernie (Elma) of Morris MB, Judy (Bernie) Wiebe of Coronach SK, Rebecca (Alvin) Vogt of Wetaskiwin AB, Ben (Gerri) of Winkler, MB, Joanne of Camrose, AB, and Leah (Glen) Forbes of Hartney, MB.; also left behind are 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 brother; and 3 sisters.

Mom was predeceased by her husband George; her daughter Esther; her parents; her parents in law; and her grandson Robbie.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin Evangelical Fellowship Church, Austin, Manitoba with Pastor Colin Bell officiating. Interment followed in the Austin Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren Jamie Buhler, Candace Immel, Jeff Vogt, Conway Buhler, Danny Otsuji and Jared McQuarrie.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Clara Maria Farmer

Clara Maria Farmer passed away at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the age of 87 years.

Clara was born on June 14, 1921 fourth in the Charles & Mary Patterson family. Clara took most of her schooling in the Florence School. On April 9, 1941 she married Murray Stinson and they settled into farming, milking cows as well as raising chickens and pigs. Here they had two daughters born, Marjorie & Doreen. After a few years they moved their buildings down the road and bought more land to farm. Some years later they built a new house and moved closer to town. In August 1966, Murray passed away suddenly. Clara had a sale and moved to Brandon for a few years to work. Later moving back to Neepawa to work at the Osborne Home. She met an old school mate and again settled into the farm life after getting married to Archie Farmer from the Gladstone area. From here she continued to curl in Plumas and Gladstone. Clara also bowled many years in Plumas. She belonged to the Plumas Legion Auxiliary for years, Church & Seniors, baked many cakes to take along when she was working at the Saturday night bingos. She also has done numerous trips from the East Coast to the West Coast, Alaska, and through the States. In later years she did more of the shorter trips to the casinos and once up to Churchill. Archie passed away February of 1999 and again she was left alone. She then moved into Village View Lodge in Plumas where she was close to friends and neighbors. She still walked a lot and went for coffee in the afternoons. She was a member of the Seniors Club in Plumas. She like to travel, bowl, bake, go to bingo and gardening. In June of 2008 she went to the MSOS games to play cards.

After major surgery at the end of July, 2008 she moved from the hospital to Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone on October 1, 2008.

She was predeceased by her mother and father Charles & Mary Patterson; her brother Lloyd (Pat) Patterson; and her sisters Edna, Myrtle, Hazel and Eunice.

She is survived by two daughters Marjorie (Raymond) Gork of Birnie and their family and Doreen (Rick) Smith of Plumas and their family; grandchildren Brenda (Mervyn) Smith, Donna (David) Todoruk, Shelley (Jim) Graham, Patricia (Rob) James, Trevor Smith & Sally, Sherri (Todd) Tonn, Kevin (Kelsey) Smith and Conrad (Breanne) Smith; great grandchildren Raechelle, Greg and Brandon Smith, Dana and Tyler Todoruk, Jamie and Grant Graham, Erin and Preston James, Brady, Anisa, Austin and Dylan Smith, Rianna, Kelsey and Nolan Tonn, Karly, Vanessa, Abigail, Ryder and Gavin Smith, and Rayna and Savannah Smith. As well as close friends Bernice, Viola and Florence.

Viewing was held Sunday, February 22, 2009 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone.

Funeral service was held Monday, February 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Plumas United Church with Wendy Denbow officiating. Interment followed in the Plumas 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 Plumas United Church, Plumas, Manitoba, R0J 1P0.

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

Annie Myrtle Foster

Peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, MB, Annie Foster passed away just shy of her 97th birthday.

Mom was born Annie Myrtle McKinnon at Curtis Siding, MB on March 13, 1912. As a young child, Mom lived in a number of places in the Portage area finally settling in the Keyes community. After she finished her schooling she was a cook for her dad’s construction company, going on to work for a number of families in the area. It was at one of these jobs that she met Dad, Byron Foster.

Mom and Dad were married in 1935, initially living in Kelwood and moving back to Keyes in 1937. They farmed there until 1964 when they moved to Gladstone. Mom continued to participate and enjoy many organizations. She was a life member of the Gladstone United Church Women, Manitoba Health Auxiliary Association and Gladstone WI. She also belonged to the Woolie Wizards, her knitting group from 1964 until now, attending her last meeting last week.

Just recently Mom moved into Third Crossing Manor, a move she was looking forward to and in her short time there, made many friends with the staff and residents.

Mom enjoyed life. She loved to bake, garden, knit and sew, but her greatest passion was always her family and friends. Mom was always positive, cheerful and armed with a good story to share.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Byron (B.J.), daughter Mollie, son Billie and a son in infancy. She was also predeceased by her brothers Neil and Bill, and sisters Florence and Dorothy.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Ross (Joyce); daughter Coleen (George); grandchildren Jim (Kathy), Don (Valerie), Valerie, Allen (Lori), Cecile (Richard), Lonni (Doug), Jason (Pam); great grandchildren Costa, Ethan, Avery, Alexander, Marika, Tyson, Tessa, Tanna and Gabrielle. Mom is also survived by her sisters Mae and Olive Hainstock and sister in law Jean McKinnon.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gladstone United Church with Rev. Ian Olive officiating. Interment followed in the Mekewin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seven Regions Palliative Care, Box 711, Gladstone, MB, R0J 0T0.

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

Ella Isabelle Kowalchuk

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Ella Isabelle Kowalchuk on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Portage General Hospital. Mom was born February 27, 1931 and lived and attended school in the Springbrook area and stayed in the Austin community.

Mom met Nick Kowalchuk and they were married on September 24, 1949. They raised six children. She worked at the Portage General Hospital as a Nurses Aide before she was married. She worked at Carnation Foods for 8 years after the children were finished school. She loved selling Tupperware and began selling since Jan. 1963. She has met many people from all over Manitoba. She travelled to various cities to conventions, loved meeting new people and was the envy of many dealers. She continued to sell to this very day. We always knew what we would get as gifts from Mom.

Mom was involved in many community organizations. She was a member of the Anglican Christ Church, A.C.W., G.A., 4-H, Austin Figure Skating Club, school pen pal program. She was a charter member of the Museum Ladies Auxiliary, Gov’t appointee to the Board of Directors and held position for many years. Volunteered at the Thresherman’s Reunion Administration Office. She looked forward to it every summer. She was Secretary for the Fellows Assoc. Committee of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum at Austin. She loved garage sales, auctions, flea markets. She always loved a good bargain. She loved to watch her children and grandchildren play hockey, baseball and would travel to various places with Dad to cheer them on.

Mom loved gardening, planting flowers, picking berries, making jams and jellies. She was a very generous person and loved to help people out.

She liked the idea of moving to Austin from the farm in April 2005 and enjoyed meeting and having great neighbours. She loved going for coffee at the Bake Shop and meeting friends.

She had strong values in trying to instill honesty and integrity into her children’s lives. She had strong political views.

She loved to travel and her trips with Dad to Alaska were a highlight as well as a car trip to Southern Illinois to visit family. She always commented on the narrow mountain roads in B.C. that she travelled with family.

Mom loved playing cards and would travel in any kind of weather. She loved Bingo and would play twice a week. She loved the friendships that she made at these functions.

She was a busy mother and could recall things that happened years ago by detail. You could always find her talking on the phone with family or reading her newspapers. She loved every minute of life.

On Thursday, February 19th after a busy day Mom suffered a massive stroke and went to hospital on Friday. Thank you to both Val and the Emergency Services. Thank you to the Staff at the Portage General Hospital for their excellent care for Mom.

Mom was predeceased by her mother and father Charlie and Alma Anderson; her husband Nick; brother Carl; and sister Ruth. She leaves to mourn her sisters Alice (Cliff) Chambers, Nellie Nelson, and June (Melford) Smith; in-laws; Eugene (Jean) Kowalchuk and Anne Mirecki and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves to mourn her son Randy (Donna) Kowalchuk, Michael, Cody, Ashley; Christopher (Kim), Emma, Curtis; Mathew and Terrance; daughter Patricia (Ike) Reimer, Angela (Robin) and Duane (Melissa); daughter Kathie (Gerry) Currie, Corey (Pam), Elaina, Taylor, Steven; and Kyle (Veronica); son Paul, Julie (Sean) Baskier, Nicholas, Arden; Kate (Derek) Karly; son Jayson (Colleen), Brock, Rackell; and daughter Rhonda.

Viewing took place Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Home, MacGregor.

Funeral service was held Friday, February 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin Evangelical Fellowship Church with Rev. Norman Collier and Rev. Henry Hoy officiating. Interment followed in the Austin Cemetery.

If friends to desire, memorial donations may be made to the Anglican Christ Church Austin, Box 113, Sidney, Manitoba, R0H 1L0.

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

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