Entered into rest on Monday, June 1, 2009 at the Portage District Hospital at the age of 83 years.
Harold was born in the Pine Creek District on July 8, 1925. He attended Elwood School. He and his brother Walter worked on the family farm until 1995 then sold the family farm and moved into Austin where they lived for 10 years. In 2007 Harold and Walter moved into Hampton Courts in MacGregor where Harold continued to live until his passing.
Harold enjoyed trapping, hunting with his Pine Creek friends, playing cards, and cooking. At the age of 16 he received his first hearing aid and could now hear the birds singing and the train whistle. When TV came along, he enjoyed the hockey and baseball games. He could often be found during the winter months watching curling at the Portage la Prairie Curling Rink.
He was predeceased by his parents Alex & Agnes Livingstone; brothers Murvin, Joe (Marj), and Walter; sisters Jean (Murray) Garychuck, half sister Olga (Leonard) Kennedy and sister Margaret Beatty. He leaves to mourn his passing, his sisters Grace (Bill) Lunn of Wanham, AB, Edna (Harold) Rosling of Gladstone, MB; brother Ernie (Donna) Livingstone of Chilliwack, BC and brother-in-law Robert Beatty of Gladstone, MB; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Macklem ,Dr. Finney and the nurses on the Medical ward at Portage District Hospital for the care Harold received and the residents of Hampton Courts for their kindness and friendship.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the MacGregor United Church with Rev. Quentin Robinson officiating. Interment followed at the Austin Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, Unit 1-452 Dovecourt Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1G4.
Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone ~ MacGregor in care of arrangements.
Karen Vera Beaulieu
Karen Vera Beaulieu was born on January 23rd, 1953 in Gladstone Manitoba. She passed away suddenly at 56 years of age on June 21, 2009.
Karen found great joy in her 7 grandchildren, her sons & daughters-in-law and “her boys”. Clifford Beaulieu, Tracy, Kinew, Dyami, Kacia, Raymie and Fayth, Martin Beaulieu Jr . (Ducky),April, Sage, Elizabeth, and Daniel and Norbert McIvor.
Karen truly enjoyed joking and playing with her numerous nieces and nephews. She loved to make everyone laugh with her witty sense of humour. Her heart was made with pure gold, this was seen in her acceptance of everyone she came into contact with.
Karen was predeceased by her husband Martin Beaulieu in 2002 and her daughter Shawna Lyn in 1974, both whom she sadly missed and held dear in her heart.
Karen lost her mother and father, Lena and Andrew Spence at a very young age. She was also predeceased by her brothers Lloyd Spence, Leslie Spence, Russell Spence, Frankie Spence, Larry Spence and Alvin Spence, and by her sisters Patsy Spence, Doreen Spence, Noreen Spence and Caroline Spence.
Karen will be sadly missed by her brothers, Clarence Spence and Brian Spence, and sisters, Dorothy Houle, Mary and Henry Roulette, and Betty and Lloyd Houle. As well as numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Wake began on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at the Sandy Bay First Nation Complex at 12:00 pm. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady Of Angels Catholic Church in Amaranth with Father Roy George Vashaplankudiyil officiating. Interment followed at Sandy Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allan Houle, Dwayne Spence, Cliff (Sam) Roulette, Sean Spence, Allan Spence and Russell Spence. All nieces and nephews were to be considered honorary pallbearers.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Pauline Ola Denischuk
OnJuly 1, 2009 at the Health Sciences Centre, Pauline Denischuk, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 80 years.
Pauline (Bobbi) will be missed by her children Daniel (Chris) in Calgary, Fred (Susan) in San Diego, Debbie (Roland) in Waldersee and Ed (Glenda) in Winnipeg. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Scott, Blake, Patti (Bryce), Kevin, Melanie (Brian), Craig, Jodi (Jay) and Jerod as well as her great-grandchildren Abby and Brooklyn. She also leaves behind her sisters Mary, Ena, Lena, Anne, Nettie and Lovey, her brother Mike, and many nieces and nephews.
Pauline was predeceased by her husband Fred in April, 2003. She was also predeceased by her parents, Kuzma and Anastasia Dudy, her brother Peter and her sister Helen.Pauline was born on May 27, 1929 in Kuroki, Saskatchewan and was the oldest of 10 children. She learned responsibility at an early age while being raised on the farm and helping her mother with the care of her siblings. One day, when her mother came home with twin girls, Pauline asked why she couldn’t have a baby too. Her mother told her that she could pick one of the twins as her own but she would be responsible for the baby. Pauline, who was 8 years old, chose Ena and cared for her as if she were her own daughter. And that began a lifelong journey of looking after others.
Pauline later moved to Winnipeg where she met and married Fred Denischuk. Although she was in nursing school and planned to continue her role as a caregiver, Fred convinced her to take a chance on buying a restaurant outside the city. She and Fred moved to Glenella, MB in 1954 where they owned and operated Glen’s Café. The Café was well known as a welcoming haven for travelers and a gathering place for locals. Pauline was instrumental in starting the credit union in Glenella and managed it for many years. She was also a School Trustee in the Turtle River School Division, an active member of the Glenella United Church and a strong voice in the development of the local arena. She and Fred were always active in their community and, when they retired, they shared their love of friends and good food at their winter home in Palm Springs, CA. Pauline was a true caregiver, not only caring for her large family but also looking out for members her community.
A special thanks to the staff at the Health Sciences Centre and Neepawa Area Hospital who treated Pauline for their compassionate care during her stay.
Prayers were held on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Home in Gladstone, MB. Funeral services was held on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 2:00 at the Glenella Community Centre in Glenella, MB. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glenella United Church in Glenella, Manitoba. Arrangements are entrusted to Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone, MB at (204) 385-2274.
Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone ~ MacGregor in care of arrangements.
On July 9th, 2009 Aron Hiebert age 83, passed away at the Portage General Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Trudy (nee Penner); four children Alvin (Phyllis), Irene (Dave), Don (Agatha) and Leona (Fiancé Don); 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren who were very important to him and never failed to put a smile on his face. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Abram N. and Maria Hiebert and 1 sister.
Dad was born in Gretna, MB on February 16, 1926. He was baptized upon confession of faith in Rudnerweide Church in southern Manitoba. He married Mom on November 4, 1952 and shortly after they moved to Edmonton where Dad worked in the oil fields. He divided his working years between farming and trucking. Dad hauled gravel for many years after they moved to Portage. In 1968 they moved to Katrime where they bought a farm and resided until they retired. Dad loved to farm and worked hard at it AND expected the same from the rest of us.
Dad had a great sense of humour and when he was in a story telling mood he would entertain us with tales of his youth. He along with many other young men looking for work travelled to Alberta, sleeping under railroad bridges and working jobs just for food.
In the early 70’s Dad developed a cancerous lesion on his lip. This did not set him back much, but years later he developed colon cancer and then was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In March 2006 he had a lung removed because of cancer. One year after surgery the doctor saw a spot on his remaining lung.
He had many physical boundaries and pain-filled days. He went through numerous chemo and radiation treatment, and on days when the pain from this would let up, the Parkinson’s would take over. The severity of the involuntary movements and pain associated with them was increasing as the months and years went by. Mom and Dad were often house bound because Dad was having a “Bad Parkinson’s Day”. It slowly but definitely took control of his body, taking away his strength, his balance and walking, and finally his speech and ability to swallow food. Even on his bad days he was interested in what the boys were working on in the shop and how things were on the farm. Trucks and farming was a common bond between Dad and his boys.
On November 17, 2008 a feeding tube was inserted into his stomach because the Parkinson’s had caused swallowing problems. Through all of this, Mom lovingly provided most of Dad’s daily care and feeding, in the good and the bad days.
~ Watching hockey and baseball games
~ Driving around the fields on Sunday afternoon to look at the crops
~ Chasing grandchildren and later great grandchildren around the circle of rooms at the Katrime house – a tradition which he carried on after they moved back to Park Drive in MacGregor
~ Telling stories about his youth
~ To help out his kids whenever he could, for as long as he physically could
~ The music of the Janzen Musical Strings, and the Chuckwagon Gang
~ And…Mom’s Saturday night pizza
There are many things that we have omitted simply because it would take too long to express them. There is no way you can condense 83 years into two simple pages. He loved his family, he worked hard and he loved the Lord. His favourite Bible passage was the 23rd Psalm.
On June 2nd he was admitted to hospital for the last time. For 5 ½ weeks we watched as he struggled. He went to be with his Lord and Saviour at 11:30 pm on Thursday evening. “He fought the good fight and finished the course…”
Although we will miss him very much, we know that he is pain free and in a better place and we have the assurance that we will meet him again in Heaven one day.
Before Dad went to the hospital there were many evenings it was just the two of them at home. One night when Dad couldn’t talk to Mom he wrote…
“I love you…and with that I’ll say goodnight”
So it is with these thoughts that we along with our Mom would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who visited, brought food, flowers and friendship and also for the love and prayer support offered up on our behalf. Thank you to Pastor Victor and Pastor Myron for the love and concern shown to us. Thank you to the ladies group for your work and thoughtfulness, to Dad’s Home Care Staff who took really good care of him and to the many others we can not name individually.
Thank you all for coming and sharing this day with us. The Family
Viewing was held on Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 5-7 pm at Clarke's Funeral Chapel in MacGregor. Funeral Service was held on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the MacGregor EM Church with Pastor Victor Funk and Pastor Myron Friesen officiating.
Clarke's Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.
Marie Olga Richard
Passed away on Friday, July 10, 2009 in Portage la Prairie, MB at the age of 61 years.
Olga was born and raised in Sandy Bay. She leaves to mourn her passing her children Riley (Heather) of Sandy Bay, Lawrence of Lakeman First Nation, Beverly (Lawrence) of Lakeman First Nation, Norman (Mavis) of Lakeman First Nation, Nancy (Victor Sr.) of Sandy Bay and Conrad (Jolie) of Sandy Bay. She also leaves those she raised as her grandchildren Bobby (Vicki) of Lakeman First Nation, Bradley (Cynthia) of Sandy Bay and Laurent of Sandy Bay as well as 23 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Delvina Spence, Florina Levasseur, John (Theresa), Norman (Dorothy), Charlie (Betty), Johnny (Marylouise), David and Norbert. Olga was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Priscilla; brother William and her child Sheri.
Wake began Monday, July 13, 2009 at 7 pm at the Sandy Bay First Nation Complex. Feast will begin at the Complex on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 12 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady Of Angels Catholic Church in Amaranth with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating.
Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
Christine Roulette, age 60 of Sandy Bay First Nation, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Portage General Hospital.
1960’s Oldest Son First Born Calvin (Berrodine)
2nd Oldest Daughter Jaqueline (Ron)
1970’s Wilbert Jr. (Willy)
Baby (D) – 1973
Melissa (Pierre) 1980’s
Last Baby Arvel (Ernest)
Girls ~ Renee, Nayirah, Jenis, Demitria, Janine and Candace Boys ~ Blaine, Nathaniel (Tan), Dimitri, Duane, Jovin, Lawrence and Wilbert
Christine was predeceased by her Father Louis Roulette; Mother Christine Houle; Brother Percy Roulette; Sister Adele McIvor; Baby Unknown and Common-law Husband Joseph Wilbert Sutherland whom she met in 1966 and lived with from 1967 – 2008.
Wake will begin Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the family residence in Sandy Bay First Nation at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady Of Angels Catholic Church in Amaranth with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements
Alice Eileen Winnifred Bodnarchuk
Alice Eileen Winnifred was born on November 15, 1924, the youngest daughter of Robert & Olive Edgar. Right from the get-go, according to her older sister Catherine, Alice was a sweet young girl with an infectious smile. She received her education at Melvin School, and as a young woman started a short career as a nurse’s aide at the Ninette Sanatorium. She absolutely loved caring for her patients. However, it was one particular patient whom she gave extra special care & attention to – the true love of her life – Walter.
Walter & Alice were married on April 18, 1948 in Brandon. They returned from their honeymoon and took up residence at the Edgar family farm with her parents. A short time later, her parents moved into Austin.
Alice centered her entire life around her family – loving and caring for them. Alice & Walter were blessed with over 59 years of marriage. Alice was a very much beloved mother to Donna and Doug. Her down the road neighbours, the Peck girls were very much part of her life.
Alice enjoyed every aspect of farm life – raising chickens, baking, gardening, canning, preparing meals during seeding & harvest time.
Alice also enjoyed serving on various committees; North Norfolk Archives, Austin U.C.W., Museum Ladies Auxiliary & was a member of the Austin United Church.
Walter & Alice were tremendous hosts. They always made anyone who walked in the door feel welcome in their home. When you sat down at their kitchen table, you knew a feast would be served. Alice was most comfortable serving meals and tea in her home. It took a lot of talking before Alice would consent to having a picnic – eating with flies was not her idea of a good time! She took great pleasure in writing letters & sending greeting cards to many folk. On their calendar on the wall, there seemed to be a “special occasion” for someone out there, everyday.
Becoming a grandmother was one of her greatest joys – teaching her grandchildren to bake, having tea parties with them, always having homemade colored play dough on hand, taking a genuine interest and attending all their school activities & events, taking them on road trips to the Peace Gardens, the Festival of Nations & Gimli, just to name a few.
Due to health reasons, Alice moved into Third Crossing Manor on July 18, 2003.Walter was very dedicated and faithful in spending time with her during her stay. They enjoyed the social events together which included attending church services, shooting rubber ducks, teas and bake sales, birthday parties, Mexican days and listening to musical groups.
When Walter passed away in February, 2008, she longed to be reunited with him.
Alice passed away peacefully the night of July 19, 2009 with Donna and Doug by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Donna and her husband Terry, Doug and his wife Shannon; grandchildren Chad, Tannis (fiancé Bobby), Melanie and great grandson Kayden; sister Catherine (Almer) and sister-in-law Mary; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jerry and Phyllis and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service to celebrate Alice’s life was held on July 24, 2009 at the MacGregor United Church with Rev. Quentin Robinson officiating. Shannon Bodnarchuk gave the eulogy. Bev Wolfe presided at the organ. Hymn selections were “In the Garden”, “Abide with Me”, and “The Lord’s Prayer”. Special music was “Because You Loved Me” and “Let There Be Love”. Ushers were Marge McMillan & Donella Thiessen. Pallbearers were John Thiessen, Jerry Doucette, Brad Williams, Bill Bodner, Jim Hanna & Robert Bryce. A private family interment took place at the Austin Cemetery. A time of refreshments & fellowship followed at the Austin Community Hall.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Care Service, 318 Saskatchewan Ave.E, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0KB.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.