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MANITOBA - Gladstone - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 27

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Date: Sunday, 18 September 2016, at 8:16 a.m.


Passed away on September 23, 2009 at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, MB. at the age of 84.

Charlotte Emilie Grosser was born June 11, 1925 in Steyr, Austria, the only child of Leopold Johann Grosser and Emilie Marie Ruzicka. In 1927, the family immigrated to Canada. Lottie had a happy childhood, growing up in the North End of Winnipeg. Her school years were spent at Luxton School and St. John’s High School. After finishing Grade 10, Lottie took a Secretarial Course and started working for Retail Credit Company, where she met her husband George Goodwillie. They were married in July, 1947, in Winnipeg and their first child, Linda was born in 1948. At this point, Lottie became a stay-at-home Mom, although she continued to do typing at home. In 1962, their son David was born, and this was also the year that George started his own company, Progress Reporting. For the next 8-9 years, Lottie and George worked together to make Progress Reporting a success, but they eventually sold the company and George took a job with the Federal Government. The new job was at the Manpower Office in Brandon, Manitoba, but they decided to live along the Arden Ridge near Neepawa where George had bought a ¼ section of land years earlier. They bought a mobile home and made the move to the farm in 1973. This was a dream come true for George, but Lottie wasn’t too sure about the move to begin with, but grew to enjoy the next 30 years they spent on the farm. Lottie always had a soft spot for animals and there were always a few cats and a dog in the house. George bought a few head of cattle and Lottie fed and watered them all winter while he was at work. She enjoyed the cattle and had names for them all. She also got into gardening in a big way, planting trees around the yard site, creating flower beds and growing lots of vegetables. She had a very sharp mind and loved Crossword puzzles, Logic puzzles, playing bridge and cards of any kind. She also did a lot of needle work and crocheted hundreds of doilies. Unfortunately, poor circulation in her legs caused a premature end to her gardening endeavors and in 2003, Lottie had to have her leg amputated above the knee. In October, 2003 she moved into Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, but was able to do most things for herself up until the last few weeks. In February, 2004, George joined her in Gladstone, living in an apartment adjoining the Manor. They were able to visit back and forth until George’s death in July 2005. Lottie continued on at Third Crossing spending her days doing Logic Puzzles and listening to Books on Tape and playing cards with her daughter Linda.

Lottie is survived by her daughter Linda (Ken) Otto of Gladstone, son David Goodwillie of Regina, SK; by grandchildren Joelle Freeborn of Gladstone, Jason (Lina) Cooper of Yellowknife, NT, Keith Otto of Winnipeg and Karen Charlotte Otto of Brandon; by greatgrandchildren Kaylee Cook of St. Albert, AB, Blaine Cook of Gladstone, Kyle and Cassidy Cooper of Yellowknife, NT; brother-in-law Bill Appleyard of Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her husband George in 2005, her greatgrandson Brett Cook in 2002, her sisters-in-law Jeanie (Goodwillie) Appleyard and Mary Goodwillie in 2007, brother-in-law John Goodwillie in 1995; also dear friends Peter and Jean Hunter of Arden.

The family would like to acknowledge the fine care of the staff of Third Crossing Manor and a special thank you to Marg Broadfoot of the Gladstone Library for keeping Mom supplied with Books on Tape. Donations may be made to the Gladstone District Library, Box 720, Gladstone, MB in Lottie’s memory.

The Funeral was held September 29, 2009 at 11:00 am at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone and interment followed at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Winnipeg with Rev. Chad McCharles officiating.

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

Brian Raymond Francis

On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:35 am, after a long battle with diabetes and cancer, Brian Raymond Francis left to be with our creator.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents Donald Francis Sr. and Eva Francis (nee Beauchamp); Brothers, Donald Jr. (Nash), Roy, Melvin, and Douglas; Sisters, Viola, Selma, Rose, Infant Marge and Grace and infant son Brian.

Raymond leaves to mourn his passing his children Jeremy, Samantha and Chad; grandchildren Jada, Jonathon and Julian; brother David; sisters, Janice and Linda; partner Nora and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts & uncles.

Raymond was born in MacGregor on November 15, 1955, and lived there all his life. He enjoyed drawing, listening to his music, playing cards and visiting with family and friends.

“We will all remember Raymond

for his sense of humor and jokes”

Wake service was held on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm. in the Spirit Lodge in Long Plain First Nation. Traditional Feast was held on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm. in the Spirit Lodge in Long Plain First Nation. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Francis, Ralph Francis, Neil Perswain, Terry Francis, Robert Francis and Tony Perswain. Interment will take place in the MacGregor Cemetery.

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

Edward Harry "Ted" Petter

Peacefully and with his "girls" at his side, Ted passed away on October 6th, 2009 at the Deer Lodge Centre. Predeceased by his beloved wife Ella, Ted was the last remaining member of his family in Ontario. He was recently predeceased by his son-in-law Clifford Huskins and his foster granddaughter Crystal. Remaining to love and remember him forever are his daughters, granddaughter and their families Annette and Robert Holowka, Tonya, Rob (Isabella), David (Amber), Mark (Tara); Lorraine Huskins, Faye (Dallas), Dara (Garette), Jennifer (Jared), Jamie (Megan). Also remaining are many nieces and nephews in Ontario, especially Betty Peterson who made many trips "out west" to see Uncle Ted and also his sisters-in-law Betty and Lily and his brother-in-law Bill and their families in England.

Ted's life was a story! Raised in the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, he learned to fish, hunt, trap, cut wood, swim, boat and even to garden. Despite working hard even as a young boy growing up, he always found time to read. He left Ontario at age sixteen and travelled west, eventually settling down in Woodside, Manitoba. He remained here until the outbreak of World War II and bragged that he was the first one to volunteer from the community. He wanted to join the navy or the air force as he had walked all across Ontario and the west during the depression but the army got him first. He was shipped overseas in 1940 and served until he was discharged in 1945. It was during his time in England that he met Ella. Although she was not impressed with Canadian soldiers, she was quite taken with this handsome young soldier. They married and were fortunate enough to spend 49 years together. Ted farmed in the Woodside community until 1969 when he accepted employment with Water Resources. For the next 18 years, he enjoyed the challenge of the work and the camaraderie of his "crew" and engineers. He retired at age 70. As a family, we hold many precious memories of hunting trips, ski-doo rides, camping and the ritual of tea and toast at night in front of the "franklin". You will be so missed.

For the past nine years, Ted has resided in the Deer Lodge Centre. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Tower 4 who made the lodge a home for our dad. Your care and compassion for him went above and beyond the call of duty. We will never forget.

So when his glorious task was done, It was not of his fame we thought; But of the pride with which he fought; And so we graved his epitaph, "He played the game".

~ Robert Service

The funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 2:00pm at the Gladstone United Church, with Rev. Bob Hunter officiating. Interment followed in the Gladstone Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation, 2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 0L3.

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

Phyllis Ilean Smith

Phyllis Ilean Smith of MacGregor passed away at the Portage General Hospital on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the age of 82 years.

Phyllis was born on April 13, 1927 on the Manns family farm in the Firdale district and was raised there by her parents and attended Firdale School. In October, 1946, she married Stan Smith and it was on the family farm that they continued to reside and raise their four children, Gerry, Garnet, Val and Greg. After Stan’s passing in 1995, Phyllis stayed on the farm until her move to MacGregor in 2007.

Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, Nan and friend. Her interest was always her family, putting their needs ahead of her own. In addition to enjoying time with friends, one of her greatest pleasures was watching her grandchildren’s hockey games. Many hours were spent at the community rinks.

She loved people and was happiest when she had a houseful – the more the merrier! Phyllis never tired of playing piano for her family and neighbours, no matter the time of day or night.

Phyllis was a member of the Firdale Ladies Aid, the Museum Ladies Auxilliary and the Austin United Church and choir.

Phyllis was predeceased by her infant daughter Elsie in 1948; beloved husband Stan in 1995; parents Joe and Nellie Manns; brother in law Roy Thompson and special friend George Lintott.

She is survived by her children Gerry (Gayle) of MacGregor, Garnet (Elsie) of Firdale, Val of Halifax and Greg (Vicky) of Firdale; grandchildren Tara Coolen, Shaune Coolen (Krista), Brynn Smith (Stefanie), Curran, Jayden, Jeter and Zakary Smith; brother Gary Manns of Hamilton; sister Joanne (Jim) Pollock of Neepawa; sister in law Enid Thompson of Portage la Prairie and cousin Bob (Lillian) Marchant of Keewatin as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Service was held on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the MacGregor United Church at 2:00 pm with Sandra Rex officiating. Urn Bearers were Phyllis’s beloved grandchildren. Interment followed in the Austin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Austin Cemetery, Box 454, Austin, Manitoba, R0H 0C0.

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

Frieda Elsie Mauthe

Peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2009 Frieda passed away with her family by her side. Frieda was born on January 4, 1919 at Waldersee, Mantiboa. She was the last surviving member of Edward and Amelia Wutzke who moved to Waldersee in 1909.

She is survived by her children Lorraine, Ted (Phyl), Norma, Jeanette (Ted), Donna (Keith), Lynn (Bert), Ronald (Jocelyn), Debra (Chuck), Becky (Greg), Rene and Tamara; fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters in law Martha Wutzke, Kay Nelson and Lynn Cotton; brother in law John (Adeline) Mauthe and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Reinhold; daughter Evelyn; son in law Mike Sanders; parents; three brothers and five sisters.

Mom was involved in the community in many capacities – 4-H Leader, Director of Plumas Agriculture Society, Lutheran Ladies Aid and Lutheran Church Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, crocheting, knitting, quilting, ceramics and crafting. She was a good provider, hard worker and devoted mother to all her children. Her homemade baking and goodies were a special treat for her grandchildren. She was a great provider of homemade pickles, preserves, jams, jellies, cabbage rolls and perogies. In her later years, Mom enjoyed retirement on the farm, gardening and growing flowers prior to her move to Village View Lodge in Plumas where she enjoyed the company and social activities with the other residents until her move to Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone.

The family would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the staff of Third Crossing Manor for the excellent care and attention that Mom received while residing there. Special thanks also to Viola Rempel, Edna Single, Laura Frechette and Lorraine McCurray for all their kindness and attention toward Mom.

Funeral Service was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Waldersee, Manitoba on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Leon Gilbertson officiating. Interment followed in the Waldersee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mother’s name to the Christ Lutheran Church EWL in Waldersee or to Big Grass Community Foundation Inc, Plumas Fund.

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

Charles Arthur Rosling

Charles Arthur Rosling, son of Charlie and Minnie Rosling passed away at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the age of 87 years. He was born on July 27, 1922 at Muir, Manitoba. Art started school at Valley Stream and in 1927, the family moved to Golden Stream where he finished school.

Art joined the Canadian Army in July 1942 and returned home in November of 1945 after serving in most of Europe. He then started farming along side his dad in the Palistine District.

Art enjoyed most sports. He played ball, curled, golfed and pitched horseshoes. He also liked to go fishing in the summertime. Art was and avid reader and visited the local library quite a bit.

In 1972, Art moved to Gladstone to look after his Mother and Father until their passing; Charlie in 1973 and Minnie in 1986.

While living in town, Art was the groundskeeper at the golf course for a few years. He moved to Centennial Apartments in 2000 and then in September of 2009 he moved into Third Crossing Manor where he resided until his passing.

Art is predeceased by his only sister Gwen Saunders in 2007. He leaves to mourn his passing, his nephews and nieces Dudley (Sharon) Saunders, Kenneth (Linda) Saunders, Stuart (Joyce) Saunders, Clayton (Cindy) Saunders, Peggy (Tony) MacNeil and Joanne (Doug) Brown as well as several grandnephews and grandnieces.

Funeral Service was held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone with Sandra Rex officiating. Urn Bearer was Dudley Saunders. Interment followed in the Gladstone Cemetery.

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

Louis George Kelemen

Peacefully on Monday, October 26, 2009 at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone with his family by his side, Louis George Kelemen passed away at the age of 85 years.

Louis was born in Punnichy, Saskatchewan. He farmed with his parents in Punnichy until 1944 when the family moved to Big Point, Manitoba. He married Julia Soos in 1949 and they moved to the Airdale District and began their life together. They raised their family and continued to farm until their retirement in 1985, when they moved to Langruth.

He enjoyed auction sales, selling fish and going to the farm. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church at Amaranth. His greatest joys in life were his grandchildren and the farm.

Louis was predeceased by his parents Paul and Alice Kelemen; brother Steve and sisters Elizabeth, Mary and Helen.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife of sixty years Julia; children George (Janet), Charles and daughter Nicole, Michael, Karen and sons Adam and Eric, Philip (Holly) and children Jessica, Daniel and Martin, as well as three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Julia and sister in law Helen.

Prayers were said on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel in Gladstone.

Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Amaranth with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Pall Bearers were his sons Michael and Charles, and grandsons Daniel, Martin, Adam and Eric. Flower Bearers were nephews Tim Mahoney and Stephen Soos. Interment took place at St. Emerics Cemetery in Langruth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

James Grot Pottinger

On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, James Groat Pottinger passed away at the age of 94. He will be lovingly missed by his wife Phyllis; sons Bill (Myrtle), Allan (Judy), Keith (Carole) and daughter Diane (Steve) as well as 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Also left to mourn is his brother-in-law Vic Fehr (Elsie) and sister-in-law Daisy Burnet (Charlie); nephews Murray (Arlene), Ken (Shirley) and Gerry (Leslie). He was predeceased by his daughter Linda; son Gary; sister Lillie; brothers Tom, Ernie and Bill; nephew Ron and son-in-law Bob Hall.

Jim was born November 10, 1914 on the farm near Manitou, Manitoba to John and Mary Pottinger where they had moved from the Orkney Isles. Later they moved to the Plumas area where Jim started school. His family also lived in the Keyes and Winchester communities.

Jim and Phyllis were married on April 20, 1940 and enjoyed 69½ years together. The first 3½ years were spent on the “Long Place” just southwest of Gladstone. They then moved to the Mekiwin district where they farmed together and raised their family of six. In 1966 after the death of Mom’s sister Gladys, they took on the responsibility of raising four more boys, Murray, Ken, Ron and Gerry. Needless to say it was a very busy household.

In 1988 Dad and Mom retired to Gladstone. In 2003 they sold their house and moved into the Centennial Apartments. Jim enjoyed gardening and spending time at the Drop-in Centre where they made many new friends. Dad became a very good shuffleboard player and enjoyed many games of horseshoes. His visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren were especially enjoyed. Dad was a hard working man all his life and instilled in his children and grandchildren the importance of hard work. He farmed to live and lived to farm. He was a caring and loving father and he believed in strong family values. Sunday was a day for church and visiting family.

Dad enjoyed good health throughout his life until February 2009 when he was hospitalized and then had to move into Third Crossing Manor. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, home care workers and staff at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone Hospital and Centennial Apartments for their care and compassion shown to Dad during this time. It was greatly appreciated.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Gladstone United Church with Pastor Michael Fehr officiating. Pallbearers were John Pottinger, Brian Pottinger, Dean Pottinger, Gordon Hall, Jeff Ewart and Stacy Ewart. Interment took place in Gladstone Cemetery.

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

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