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MANITOBA - Gladstone - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 29

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Ethel May Jelfs

Ethel May Jelfs (nee Windsor) passed away on December 13, 2009 at the McCreary/Alonsa Personal Care Home with her daughter Ruth and friend Judy by her side. Ethel was born on February 10, 1919 in McLean, Illinois, the first of 5 children born to George Windsor and Annie May (Cooper). In 1921 the family returned to Manitoba to live in Neepawa and Ochre River, for a short period of time, before settling in the Birnie area. Ethel attended school at Orange Ridge, Glenholm and Oak Leaf one room schools.

In 1937 Ethel and Jack Jelfs were married at Eden and the following spring, with the Windsor family, they moved to the Birdina District of Alonsa, Manitoba. Here they took part in dances and Church services at the schools or at residences, as well as adult plays in the school concerts, summer picnics, dart evenings at alternating homes, whist drives and school Field Days. Plenty of gathering of wild fruit and planting of large gardens for preserves were a necessary part of the lives back then. Ethel at that time enjoyed reading and embroidering as well as some sewing and knitting. Their daughter Ruth was born in 1940, at home in the Birdina District.

In the 1950’s Ethel left Alonsa to work in Gladstone as a housekeeper and later in Winnipeg for the Veterans Home on Academy Road, as well as at the Shriners Hospital. Ethel had two more children, Bryan in 1957 and Dawn in 1959. The family then resided in Poplar Point for several years before moving back to Winnipeg in 1967. Ethel was employed at the Dakota Bakery in St. Vital. She also joined ceramic classes in her spare time, and took bus trips on her vacation times to visit family in Alberta and Manitoba or car trips in Manitoba with Ruth and Tanis.

Ethel retired from the Bakery in 1984 and moved to Riding Mountain where she had purchased her father’s trailer and lot. She was a part of the Riding Mountain Doer’s Club and helped at the weekly Bingos. She had her pet cat Muffin that gave her many happy moments. In 1987 she moved to Portage la Prairie where she resided and was kept busy with companion Russel Hannah – gardening, canning, Sunday drives and shopping or coffee at the Mall. She was kept busy with her many beautiful plants especially all her African Violets, probably numbering 30 or more, many of whose slips made trips as new plants to the homes of friends for them to enjoy.

As Ethel’s dementia made it difficult and unsafe for her to be alone, she was required to take up residence at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre where she moved in June of 2006. That fall in November, she moved to her own room in the Personal Care Home side of the Centre. Here with proper balanced meals and meds, and mind activities, she was able to enjoy a few more fairly good active years. The family has nothing but praise for the workers there who are all caring, respectful, patient and kept her busy with many activities.

Ethel was predeceased by her parents Annie in 1950 and George in 1988; son in law Barrie Bates (Ruth’s Husband) in 1967; brother in law Tony Bosc in 1993; sisters in law Marjorie Windsor in 2002 and Yvonne Windsor in 2004; companion Russ Hannah in December 2005; long time friend Jean Mutch in January of 2009 and two nephews Randy and Curtis. She is survived by her Daughter Ruth (Dave) Mutch of Kelwood, granddaughter Tanis (Wil) Wilson and great grandson William of Mississauga; son Bryan (Sheila), grandchildren Jennifer and Christopher Jelfs of Devon, Alberta; daughter Dawn Michaluk and companion Ted Allingham of Fredricton, NB; step grandson Troy Mutch and his family of Neepawa; sister Loise Bosc of Portage la Prairie; brothers Joseph Windsor of Poplar Point, Leonard Windsor and friend Bonnie Kramer of Medicine Hat and sister Gladys (Jim) Norrie of Dauphin and all their families; many cousins from Ontario to Alberta; and long time friends Ted and Terry Kulchiski and families of Beausejour and East Selkirk. She is also survived by long time special friend Lillian Bonham in Edmonton.

Ethel always appreciated those who took the time to pop in and visit, phoned or sent a letter or card. Letters and cards for every occasion were very important to Ethel. Special thanks to Brenda who added some extra spice to Ethel’s life. The staff at the McCreary/Alonsa PCH were “earth angels” with their TLC and patience, we were more than grateful for all the help.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McCreary/Alonsa Personal Care Home, Box 250, McCreary, Manitoba, R0J 1B0 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Cremation has taken place and a Funeral Service will be held at a later date.

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

Sherman Francis

Passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg at the age of 57 years.

Sherman was predeceased by his grandparents Donald & Eva Francis; parents Donald & Hilda Francis; sisters Sharon and Marie; brothers Laurence, Kenneth, Gerald, James and Ralph; brother in law Edward Beaulieu; nephews Karl Beaulieu and Sheldon Pashe and cousin Basil Richard.

Sherman leaves to mourn his sisters Mary Beaulieu, Lynn (Barry) Pashe, Valerie Francis and Evelyn Francis; ex-brothers in law Daniel St.Cyr and Gary Richard; cousin Charles (Verna) Richard; uncles Joseph (Sarah) Beaulieu and David Francis; aunties Janice Berger and Linda Francis; nephews and nieces Edwina, Jean, Helen, Max, Claudette, Desmond, Lois, Eric, Brian, Heather, Glen, Danielle and Crystal as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, friends, nephews and nieces.

Wake Service began on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm at the Dakota Tipi School Gymnasium

Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 11:30 am at the Dakota Tipi School Gymnasium. Interment followed in the MacGregor Cemetery.

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

Albert Lorne Boxall

Albert Lorne Boxall passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Neepawa Hospital on Sunday, December 27, 2009. Lorne was born on November 11, 1922 at Terrance, Manitoba, a son to Robert and Hannah.

The family moved to a farm at Glenella when he was around 12 years old. This is where he married Kathleen Wilson, April 17, 1953. They continued to farm on the homestead and raised four children Darlene, Dennis, Alvina and Harvey.

Lorne was a man of few words. You knew what he meant by his grin. He spent countless hours in the barn, garden and in the yard doing chores or other tasks that meant a lot to him. His spare time was devoted to being a on the church board and at service on Sunday. Lorne also contributed many hours on the local rink.

After Kathleen’s passing on December 12, 1980, he continued to farm and found the days long and often lonely. Harvey, Kim, Ryan and Kevin moved to the farm in 1981 to help out.

Lorne remained on the farm until 1988 when he moved to Neepawa and married Nellie Pederson on June 10, 1989.

He is survived by his wife Nellie; children Darlene, Dennis (Edith), Harvey (Kim) and Alvina (Gordon); step children Brian (Lori), Gail and Garnet; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren; sisters Myrtle Wilson and Hazel Zdan; sisters in law Millie Boxall and Mable Wilson; brothers in law Fred Wilson and Wilmer (Cora) Wilson as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Lorne was predeceased by his parents Robert and Hannah Boxall; his first wife Kathleen; his mother and father in law John and Dolly Wilson; brothers Robert and Lesley; sister Eva Onischuk; sister in law Mildred Cox and brothers in law Delbert Wilson, Stanley Zdan, Edgar Wilson, Trevor Wilson, Wilbert Cox and John Onischuk.

Lorne will be loved and missed by all who knew him. He had a heart of gold!

Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Glenella Community Hall with Wendy Denbow officiating. Interment took place at Goodland Cemetery.

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

Roland Keegan James Mousseau-Richard

Infant son of Jolina Richard and Brett Mousseau passed away in Edmonton, AB, at the age of one month.

Wake began Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in the Sandy Bay First Nation Complex. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Pall Bearers were Christopher Roulette, Lance Roulette, Terry Richard and John Richard. Interment took place at Sandy Bay Cemetery.

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

Tabitha Jona Wotton

Tabitha passed away at the Portage General Hospital with her family by her side on January 3, 2010 at the age of 70 years.

Tabitha spent her early childhood years in Bredenbury Saskatchewan and later as a young teen moved to Winnipeg with her sisters, brothers and mother. She worked there for a short time before moving to Thompson Manitoba to live with her older sister Olive, where she met her husband Bob Wotton. Bob and Tibby were married in Winnipeg on June 20, 1964. They then moved to MacGregor where they started a business, built their own home and raised their four children together. Tibby dedicated her life to looking after her family and anyone else that stepped through her front door. She unconditionally loved and cared for her husband, children and grandchildren. Her favorite past times were playing Bingo, doing crosswords, reading the paper and walking uptown everyday to buy a lottery ticket or two and browse through the second hand store.

She was predeceased by her father Robert Herron of Binscarth, Manitoba; her mother Arna Middleton of Edmonton, Alberta; sisters Olive Belfour and Bev Barrs and granddaughter Roberta Wotton.

She leaves to mourn her husband Robert Wotton; sons Brad (Venus) of MacGregor, Robin (Angela) of Carberry, Herbie (Darla) of Carberry; daughter Tammy (Brian) of MacGregor; precious grandchildren Taylor and Tyler Kennedy (Brad's) Stacey, Tamica and Cameo Wotton (Robin's), Ryan and Devin (Herbie’s), and Carter Willis (Tammy's). Also left to mourn are her sisters Elaine Redfern and Charlene (Barry) Pickering; brothers Sheldon (Dorothy) Herron, Dale Herron, Dennis Herron and Myles Middleton as well as special niece Sandy Armstrong plus many other nieces and nephews that hold a special spot in her heart.

Funeral service was held Thursday January 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the MacGregor United Church with Sandra Rex officiating. Lunch provided by numerous Hutterite Colonies after the service at the MacGregor Hall. Interment took place at the MacGregor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Care.

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

Eileen Rosalie MacDonald

After a long & very courageous battle, Eileen Rosalie MacDonald (nee Roche) passed on peacefully at the MacGregor Personal Care Home on January 7, 2010.

Eileen was born at the family home near Mafeking, MB on April 10, 1934. She lived in The Pas, Snow Lake & Winnipeg before moving to MacGregor to work in the telephone office when she met & married Grant MacDonald on August 19, 1953.

She worked in a variety of jobs around MacGregor over the years, the Esso restaurant, L & Nell’s Drive Inn, Lamb’s Butcher Shop, Richlu Clothing, Marr’s Fashions and the MacGregor Hotel until she retired. “Mom Mac” was always there for the many, many people she served over the years.

Gram loved to knit & many people still enjoy something that she had made. She also enjoyed watching curling & Blue Jays baseball and spending time with her grandchildren who were the lights of her life. Over many years, she camped & loved to go to Saskatchewan to Craig & Lorna’s cabin.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband Grant; parents John & Nellie Roche; parents in law John MacDonald, Lillian & Roy Glover; sister Marion (Micki); brothers in law Louis Lagimodiere, Gervais Marin, Jim Laidlaw, Gary Chirsky and Garry MacDonald. Eileen will lovingly be remembered by her children & grandchildren Ken & Karen MacDonald (Jenna, Kristen, Darren Duncalfe & Sawyer Duncalfe), Craig & Lorna MacDonald (Jolene & Phillip), Barrie MacDonald, Jackie & Glenn Purkess (Connor, Evan & Sherri Braun). Also special family friends Ben & Dianne Van Den Bosch, Jannelle & Lucas; her mother in law Mary MacDonald; sisters Bernice & Bob Jackson, Theresa Laidlaw and Judy Chirsky; sisters in law Bev & Don MacDonald, Brenda & Morley Plummer and Marie MacDonald; brother in law Duane & Billie MacDonald.

The family would like to express our gratitude & thanks to Dr. Samuels & the staff at the MacGregor Personal Care Home for keeping her the last year & a half so enjoyable with care & lots of hellos whenever they passed her room. It made her days much brighter.

A private family interment will take place at the MacGregor Cemetery. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Sandra Rex officiating. Eulogy will be read by family friend Patrick Zonneveld. A reading will be read by Judy Chirsky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MacGregor Personal Care Home or to the Central Plains Cancer Care.

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

Hildagard (Hilda) Charlotte Louise Hoffman

We are sad to announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. On Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Third Crossing Manor, Hildagard (Hilda) Charlotte Louise Hoffman, with her family by her side, passed away at the age of 92 years.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband John Hoffman (January 1982); her parents; her sisters and their spouses Erika (August) Merke, Dora (Fred) Merke, Christal Bochek and Sheila Striefel; one brother Helmuth Pinnisch as well as two infant siblings. She is also predeceased by three nephews Henry Merke, Harvey Merke and Wilfred Merke as well as one niece Elsie Freizen.

Those she leaves behind to honour and cherish her memory are her 3 children; their spouses; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Son Albert (Marlene) Hoffman, Kurt (Fiance Tarile) Hoffman & Brett Hoffman; Son Herman (Rosemarie) Hoffman--Shane (Kim) Bilkoski--Heather (Derrik) Zalluski and Brendan Bilkoski; Todd Bilkoski; Lisa (Jim) Robb, Amber & William Robb; Claudette (Terry) Moisan--Krystal (James) Coolidge; Jessica & Brody Shuhyta; and Daughter Lydia (Jonas) Johnson--Kevin (Kim) BreAnne & Eirikur Johnson; Christopher (Tara) Sapphire, Ty & Max Johnson; Trevor (Jennifer) Emma & Amy Johnson and Patricia (Greg)--Cash Thomsom. She also leaves one sister Lora (Rudolf) Shindle; brothers in law Thomas Striefel and Joe Bochek; sister in law Dorothy Pinnisch as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Hilda, daughter of Martha and Albert Pinnisch was born on July 6, 1917 in East Germany. Mom immigrated with her parents and siblings at the age of six to Canada. Her family settled at Beaver, Manitoba where she attended school. Hilda remained in the area and through a cousin, sharing the acquaintance of a mutual friend; she met her future husband John. They were married October 5th, 1938 and moved to Vancouver, BC. They resided in Vancouver 4 ½ years, where upon they moved to Edmonton, AB and resided there for approximately 1 ½ years. After the growing family moved back to Beaver, MB, John & Hilda lived and worked at various places in Manitoba; wherever the elevator crews provided work.

In 1950, when they decided to become involved in farming, the family of four moved to Saskatchewan, where they worked at Kamsack and Bjorksdale for a period of three years. In 1953, Hilda and John moved to Amaranth, MB, had their 3rd child and farmed there until 1973, when their oldest son took over the farm. In the fall of ’73 John & Hilda retired and moved into town. They lived in Amaranth until John’s passing and then Hilda continued to live there until May 20, 2005, when she moved into Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone.

When Hilda moved into town, time was a little freer for her. She joined the Women’s Institute, and never missed a Sunday at the Gospel Mission Church. Hilda was a busy member of the New Horizons Seniors Club and took part in the Amaranth Fall Fair. Whenever needed, Hilda could be seen chauffeuring a friend to wherever needed.

Hilda’s greatest love was her family and cherished every moment that she was able to share with them. God gave us his special angel to guide us all these years and now He needs her back again.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Amaranth Mission Church. Special thanks to Dr. Berman Wong and to the Nursing Staff and Support Staff at Third Crossing Manor for Mom’s excellent care.

Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the Amaranth Gospel Mission Church with Rev. Don Lee officiating. Interment took place at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Amaranth. Pallbearers were her grandsons Kurt, Kevin, Brent, Chris, Shane and Trevor. Honourary Pallbearers were her nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Honourary Flower bearers were her long time friends from Amaranth and all the staff from Third Crossing Manor.

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

Joseph Donald Prince

Donald was a hockey player in his early years – he was a goalie for the Sandy Bay Maroons, he loved telling his jokes to family and friends. He also liked to hunt and doing odd jobs for friends. He also liked spending time with his grandchildren.

Donald will be sadly missed by his family and friends Tony Martin, Sidney Bear, Mary Roulette, Big Joe Beaulieu, Bo (Ronald Hobson), Wally Meeches and Jimmar (John Roulette) just to name a few.

He leaves to mourn his passing his sisters Marie Eastman, Mary Prince and Margaret Prince; brothers James Prince and Stanley George Prince as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and godchild Mary Mousseau.

He is predeceased by his parents Amab Prince and Sarah Prince (nee Roulette); son Wayne McIvor; sisters Florence and Iona Prince; brother Arthur Roulette; brother in law Clement Eastman; nephew Clifford Eastman and niece Colleen Eastman.

The family would like to thank the Chief and Council, Sandy Bay Training and Employment and everyone else that was very generous to help and donate.

Wake began on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at the Sandy Bay First Nation Complex. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sandy Bay with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Prince, Brent Beaulieu, Greg Eastman, Frank Eastman Jr., Jonathan Levasseur and Kerry Eastman. All grandchildren, friends and nephews were to consider themselves Honourary Pallbearers.

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

William Edward Thomson

December 17, 1924 – January 16, 2010

Passed away peacefully at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, MB.

Bill was born and raised in the Pine Creek District where he farmed and worked as a farm labourer most of his life. He had a great love for animals and the outdoors. In 1980 he met and married Audrey Goodman and became an instant family man to stepchildren Kris (Olga), Susan (Dave), Wally (Cheryl), Eric (Noreen), Carol (Kelvin); 11 grandchildren and the joy of his life great granddaughter Jayden Rae Armstrong.

In 2007, Bill’s failing health and eyesight forced him into the Care Home, but he never lost his ability to tell a great “old” story or come up with a “famous” Bungus saying that will long live on forever.

“By the Jesus Boy”

Rest In Peace

A Celebration of Bill’s Life was held on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone wih Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Thomson, Glen Thomson, Les Thomson, Earl Knox, Doug Grantham and Terry Grantham. Honourary Pallbearers were Sian & Trevor Pollard, Jean & John Goertzen, Gwen Knox, Harold & Edna Roslingf and Bruce & Rita Geisel. Interment took place at the Gladstone Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gladstone Community Benefit Fund, c/o the Town of Gladstone or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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