Ruth Isabelle (nee Nash) of Souris passed away peacefully in Souris Hospital on October 4, 2002 at the age of 79 years. Ruth was born in Deloraine on July 14, 1923. She worked at the Deloraine Theatre and Hasselfields Drugstore while going to school. After graduating she took two years of Home Economics at the University of Manitoba where she had been awarded a scholarship. After University she worked as a stenographer at the Veterans Land Act in Winnipeg and later gained employment at Canadian National Railroad. On November 10, 1962 she married Tom Draper of Elgin. Together they worked the family farm until their retirement to Souris in 1988 leaving the farm to their son Jim. One of her greatest joys was playing the organ for St. John's Anglican Church in Elgin and St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Souris. By far her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren Candace and Andrew. Countless hours were spent watching Andrew and running Candace back and forth to gymnastics, swimming lessons, and rugby not to mention the books read and stories told to both. Family get-togethers were also at the top of her list of priorities be it coming for suppers at the lake or just a nice family supper, Ruth was always there with a smile on her face, the smile that will forever shine in our minds. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Mary Nash and her brother Dan as well as her mother and father-in-law Walter and Martha Draper and brother-in-law Harry Draper. Left to cherish the memories she left behind are her loving husband of 39 years Tom, son Jim (Kim), grandchildren Candace and Andrew, sisters-in-law Betty Nash, and Betty Draper as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth faced her illness with courage, perseverance and a strong faith in her Lord. She never once shed a tear for herself and her main concern right to the last was the welfare of her family. Her life was celebrated on October 8, 2002 in St. Paul’s United Church in Souris, Manitoba with interment in Elgin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were with Kowalchuk's Funeral Home of Souris.
“You never asked for favours, yet you did them everyday
You never asked for help,
yet you gave so much away.
You never asked for gratitude
and yet our whole life through,
We will always be so grateful
to have had your love, and you”
Rest in Peace!
Jim Foubert passed away peacefully October 10, 2002 at the Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Jim was born December 26, 1921 in the R.M. of Dufferin to Zeb and Josephine Foubert. In 1947 Jim married Betty Marjorie Walmsley. Throughout the years they resided in Bisset, Manitoba, Salmo and Trail, British Columbia, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Scarth and Pipestone, Manitoba. Due to ill health in 1995, Jim then resided at Portage Lions Manor. He leaves to mourn his sons Rene (Karen), Michael (Arlene), daughters Michelle (Attahiru) Alfa and Lisa (Gary) Minshull. Seven grandchildren who will cherish his memory, Ismaila, Angela (Jason) McCutcheon, Aisha Kyle, Heather, and Justin. Three great-grandchildren, Sade, Madison, and Alyssa will be told what a great loving person he was. Brother’s Raymond (Elvi) Foubert of Lac du Bonnet, sisters-in-law Marie Foubert, Norma Walmsley, Joan Garnet, Dorothy (Sid) Walmsley, numerous nieces and nephews will cherish his memory. Funeral service will be held at the Elm Creek Catholic Church, in Elm Creek, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Edward S. Kosa O.M.I. officiating. Interment will take place in the Elm Creek Catholic Cemetery. In memory of Jim, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Unit 10, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4G2. Doyles of Carman in care of arrangements.
Selma O. Hawkins passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, October 6, 2002 at the age of 93 years. Selma was born on March 28, 1909 and grew up in the Clanwilliam area. After completing her public education at Lakelet School and Erickson Collegiate, she trained to be a nurse at Souris General Hospital. Postgraduate training at the Brandon Mental Hospital followed her graduation in 1930. At that time she had to move to the United States to find work. She worked as a RN at the Mayo Clinic and in several Chicago area hospitals. After the war she left nursing to accept a civilian position with the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, DC and following thirty years of service retired as Chief of her branch. Selma had a life long interest in lodge work and was an active member of both the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rebekah Assembly. She recently received her fifty-year membership pin from the Grand Chapter of the District of Columbia, Order of the Eastern Star. In 1985, she married Joseph C. Hawkins and moved from the District to Fredericksburg, Virginia, where they built their dream home. They spent fourteen happy years in Fredericksburg before Joe’s death in November 1999. Following his death Selma decided to return to her family in Canada. She lived at River Heights Terrace in Brandon until April 1, 2002 when she moved to Fairview Home. She remained there until her passing. Selma was predeceased by her mother, Elvina in 1958 and her father Charlie Oman in 1976, brother, Herman Oman in 1995, her sisters; Joyce Oman in 1925 and Irene Robertson in 1979. She is survived by her brother Harry (Margaret) Oman of Minnedosa; sisters, Mable Hillstrand and Viola Sillen, both of Erickson, and Evelyn McLennan of Brandon. Also surviving are special friends, Harrison and Virginia Groves of Fredericksburg; several nieces, nephews and their families. A time of visitation will take place at Memories Chapel on Sunday, October 13, 2002 from 7:00–8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at the Wilderness Baptist Church Cemetery in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Donations in memory of Selma may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Harry John. Peacefully, with his family at his side, Harry passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at the Riverview Health Centre. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Bertha, daughter Florence and son-in-law Frank Puskar. Born in Carnegie, Manitoba in 1910, Harry spent the majority of his days farming at Alexander. He and Bertha retired to Brandon in 1977 and a few months ago moved to Winnipeg. In compliance with Harry’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. A private interment will take place in the Alexander Cemetery at a later date. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of 3E in the Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion.
“Rest in Peace Dad”
Wojcik's All Beliefs & Faiths Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 1-204-897-4665.
Joeann (Joan) Innes, born February 26, 1923 - died September 29, 2002 at Kelowna, British Columbia. Survived by daughters Lee (Jack) Menzies, Brenda Ingwersen (Ron Evans), four grandchildren, Erin (Tom) Podmorow, Kelly Menzies, Sandy and Lindsey Ingwersen, one great grandchild Kylah Podmorow, one brother Gordon Robertson. Predeceased by husband Del in June 1992 and son Donald Alexander (Sandy) in September of 1977. Joan was born in Margaret, Manitoba, then moved to Forrest where she grew up with brother Gordon and parents Georgina and Charles Robertson. She attended business college in Brandon and worked as a stenographer for the R.C.M.P. She married Del Innes in 1952. Joan, Del and their three children eventually settle din Dawson Creek, British Columbia where she held a variety of jobs - all of which she found interesting and satisfying. She always had funny stories to tell and had an ability to make people laugh. Joan enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by us all. For the past 1 1/2 years, she enjoyed living at Fernbrae Manor in Kelowna where she made new friends. Funeral service to take place Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Deloraine United Church with interment in Deloraine Cemetery.
William Lorne Kempthorne (Bill) 1930-2002, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 27, 2002 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. He was born on March 3, 1930 on the home farm N 11-2-19 in the Rural Municipality of Morton to Lorne and Violet (Henderson) Kempthorne. Violet and a newborn infant son died in 1935 when Bill was five years old, so he was cared for by some of his aunts. When Bill was nine his father married Marj. McMuray and Bill acquired a new mother. Bill married Lorraine Langman on October 12, 1957. Karen was born in August 1958 and Brent in March 1960. The great joy of Bill’s life were his five grandsons who faithfully played any and all games with Grandpa. He is survived by his wife of nearly 45 years, Lorraine; his daughter Karen and partner Lory of Winnipeg and her three sons Nicholas, Travis and Nathan Layh; his son Brent and wife Verna of Russell and their two sons, Curtis and Clinton; as well as his sisters, Edith (Walter) Hobson of Winnipeg, Maurena Wear of Hamiota; brothers Murray of Boissevain, Ernest (Pat) of Brandon; sisters-in-law Mae (Pete) Kozak of Carman, Shirley (Gerald) Wilson of Grandview, Linda (Gerry) Bray of Brandon, Joyce (Colin) Wilson of Winkler, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving him are three aunts; Gertie Henderson, Lenore James and June Kempthorne. In his early years Bill farmed with his Dad. He then was employed for one year by Patterson Elevators at Cartwright, and then moved to Killarney where he worked with Tompkins and Green Carpentry, Red & White Grocery with Paul Woodman and IGA with Joe Jung. When Joe sold out Bill went to work at Collyer's service station under Frank Collyer where he worked for many years, and finally ended up with the Co-op service station. For many years Bill was a faithful goal judge for the Killarney Shamrocks, and he continually followed the Shamrock and Wheat King games on the radio. A memorial service celebrating Bill's life was held on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Killarney. Urn bearers were Nicholas Layh and Curtis Kempthorne, grandsons. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Gerald Marlow (Gerry) Lee, beloved husband of Evelyn Lee of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary on Thursday, October 10, 2002 in his 76th year.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at the Crandall Community Church, Crandall, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Crandall Cemetery.
For those so desiring, donations may be made in Gerry’s memory to a charity of one’ choice.
Campbell Funeral home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (204) 764-2744.
Hazel A., beloved wife of Buck, 70 years of age passed away at the Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney on October 11, 2002.
Funeral service will be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 2:00 p..m., Killarney, Manitoba.
If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Fund.
Killarney Funeral Home in care of arrangements.