The family of Marguerite Savard is saddened to announce her peaceful passing on Monday morning, July 19, 2004, at the Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, Man.
Marguerite is survived by her four children, Jean (Johnny) and his son André; ArcAnges (Arcky) Dyck; Jeanne and her children, Lorraine, Clinton, Caroline and Leigh; and Mary and her husband Marcel Normandeau and their children, Monique and Michael; as well as 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother Wilfrid and his family.
Marguerite was born in La Broquerie, Man., April 16, 1922. She was predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Philomène; brothers, Adélard and Joseph; as well as uncle Ludger and son-in-law Peter Dyck.
Marguerite resided in La Broquerie at the time of her death, but had lived in Steinbach, Man. for over 40 years prior to that. She was an active parishioner of the Christ Our Saviour Catholic Church in Steinbach and was well known throughout the surrounding area as a long-time "Avon lady".
She will be sadly missed by those who knew her and appreciated her outlook on life. Betty Friesen, Dora Krentz and Betty Banman were some of those special people who had been close friends for many years and the family thanks them for their regular visits during her time in hospital. The family also thanks the many others who came by and visited.
Great-grandma wanted to make sure that special good-byes are extended to Michael and Kristen (Krissy), because she had a special relationship with them for many years and she missed them very much.
The family also wishes to thank Dr. Grobler and the nursing staff of the Medicine Ward (NU 1) at Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, along with Father Leo Couture, Chaplain Larry Hirst and the pastoral care ladies from Christ Our Saviour church.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 23 at the Christ Our Saviour Catholic Church, 365 Loewen Blvd., Steinbach. Cremation has taken place and private interment will be at St. Joachim Roman Catholic Cemetery, La Broquerie, at a later time. Flowers are gratefully declined and donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Ave., Room 1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
The family thanks the Birchwood Funeral Chapel for their assistance and support.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.
Beverley Grace, beloved wife of Gary, passed away suddenly on June 10, 2003 at the St Pierre Hospital.
Beverley was born Jan. 27, 1959 in Steinbach, Man., to Leonard A. and Agnes Barkman. Beverley was raised and received her schooling in Steinbach. After graduation, she entered Education at the University of Manitoba, but soon decided to rather pursue her dream of traveling and took travel agent courses. She realized her dream and travelled to places around the world. One of her most meaningful trips was to Russia in 1995, when she visited her mother's birthplace. Beve worked as a travel agent at Holiday Travel in Steinbach for 15 years, establishing many lasting friendships locally and around the world.
Beverley's deepest dream was realized in October of 1995, when she married Gary Kehler of Niverville, Man. They settled on a farm outside of Niverville and these were wonderful, fulfilling years. Beve loved being a farm girl - building fences, driving tractors, raising alpacas, caring for chicken barns, and so on.
In Dec., 2002, Beverley was diagnosed with hemochromatosis, a blood disorder, which led to complications and the sudden hemmorhage, which took her life on June 10.
Beverley is survived by her husband Gary; his two children, Gary Nicholas and Alexandra; one brother Wayne (Rose); two sisters, Elaine (John), Audrey, and their families. She also leaves to mourn parents-in-law, Peter and Betty Kehler; brothers-in-law, Jack (Sally), Darryl (Irene), and Bryan (Myra), and their families.
She was predeceased by her father, L.A. Barkman, Jan. 5, 1979 and her mother, Agnes Barkman, May 8, 2002.
Viewing will be held Sunday, June 15, 7-8 p.m., at Loewen Funeral Chapel, 5 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach.
Funeral services for Beverley Kehler will be held Monday, June 16, 2 p.m., at the Mennonite Brethren Church, 340 Second St., with Pastor Abe Klassen officiating, followed by interment at Heritage Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to: Loewen Funeral Chapel, Steinbach
July 11, 1994 - June 9, 2003
A child of God was chosen to depart from us on June 9, 2003. He battled leukemia before joining the kingdom of God.
Brandon is survived by his mother, Arlene, and his little sister, Hope.
He is an eight-year-old boy who will be sadly missed by those who knew him, and were touched by his faith in the Lord.
Viewing: Tuesday, June 17, 7 p.m., at Loewen Funeral Chapel.
Graveside service, interment: Wednesday, June 18, 1 p.m., at Heritage Cemetery on Loewen Blvd.
Memorial service: Wednesday, June 18, 2 p.m., at Southland Community Church.
WALTER AARON KEHLER
At the Surrey Memorial Hospital, with his beloved wife Joan and daughters at his side, Walter passed away May 25, 2003.
He was predeceased by his son Wayne; his parents, John S. and Annie Kehler; brother Henry and Helen; and sister Edna.
He is survived by his wife Joan of 49 years; grandsons, Michael and Aaron Kehler; daughters, Darlene and Harold Kruse, and children Gillian, Kevin, and Allena of Edmonton, Alta.; Lee-Ann and Dave Blair of Vancouver, B.C.; sisters, Violet Doerksen, and Joyce and Cornie Stoesz of Steinbach, Man., John and Hetty of Surrey, B.C., Glen and Kathie, Rueben and Tina of Winnipeg, Man., Ken and Marg of Patricia Beach, Man., Ron and Helga of Oakbank, Man., Peter and Judy of Calgary, Alta.
Walter was born in 1923 at Frobisher, Sask., and moved with his parents back to Steinbach in 1930. In 1946 Walter moved to Vancouver, where he made his home and later raised their family.
Funeral services were held May 29 at Valley View Chapel, and conducted by brother Peter Kehler.
Anne Kostynyk-Hambrecht, 83, died Thursday, June 5, 2003 at her home in East Grand Forks, MN.
Anne Lysak was born Feb. 13, 1920 in the Ukraine, the daughter of Jacob and Pauline (Kowalski) Lysak. She immigrated to Caliento, Man. with her parents in 1927 where she was raised and attended elementary school.
Anne was united in marriage to Nicholas Kostynyk on May 8, 1938 in Caliento. Following their marriage they resided in Caliento. In 1940, they moved to Middlebro, Man., where they owned and operated Kostynyk's General Store for 42 years. Nicholas preceded her in death in 1978. She continued to reside in Middlebro, where she married LaRoy (Ham) Hambrecht in October 1981. They moved to East Grand Forks, MN. LaRoy preceded her in death in 1991. Anne continued to reside in East Grand Forks, MN until her death.
Anne was past president of The Women's Ukrainian League in Middlebro, and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
She is survived by: a daughter, Elsie (Grant) Hopkins, Ottawa, Ont.; a son, Allan Kostynyk, Duluth, MN; four grandchildren, Kevin Hopkins, Calgary, Alta., Nikki and Lori Kostynyk, Duluth, MN, Edith Mainville, Ottawa, Ont.; and three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jonathan, and Kevin.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2003 in Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel Norman Funeral Home, S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND, with family greeting one- half hour before services on Saturday. Interment was held Saturday, June 7, 6 p.m., in Middlebro Cemetery, Middlebro, Man.
Arrangements entrusted to Gregory J. Norman Funeral ChapelNorman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND.
MARION MACDONALD (nee Barkman)
1939 - 2003
Marion MacDonald, while with her family, passed away peacefully at the Bethesda Hospital on June 5, 2003.
Marion's parents were Jacob and Minna Barkman. Left to cherish her memory are: husband Clarence; and four sons, John (Angela), Larry, Dan and Cliff; grandchildren, Mirinah, Colton and Leanne; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Damien. She will also be missed by her sisters, brothers, in-laws: Art and Elizabeth Barkman, Dorothy and Pete Regehr, Irene and John Martens, Florence Goertzen, Grace and Cornie Funk, Elmer and Helen Barkman; and many other relatives and friends.
Marion was born in Steinbach, Man. on March 15, 1939 and grew up on Moscow Road (now McKenzie Ave.) in South Steinbach. She was married to Clarence Sept. 15, 1956, and after living in various towns throughout Manitoba, settled back in Steinbach in 1966 where she remained.
Marion enjoyed reading, camping, flower gardening, garage sales, visiting family and friends, and of special note are the countless number of babies who, over the years, rolled over for the first time on one of her embroidered baby blankets. She touched many lives with her warm and caring personality and will endure in many hearts.
The funeral service was held Monday, June 9, 2003 at Grace Mennonite Church, Steinbach. Interment in Heritage Cemetery.
The family appreciates all those who helped during our time of sorrow.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.
ANNA J. PETERS
Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was born Sept. 11, 1909 to her parents, Franz and Margaretha Sawatzky in Gnadenthal, South Russia. Mom was baptized upon the confession of her faith on May 20, 1929, by Altester Johann P. Bueckert and joined the Blumenorter Mennonite Church, where she remained a lifelong member.
June 1, 1935 she married our father, Jacob P. Peters. After Dad spent several years as a farm labourer, our parents bought a farm in Gnadenthal, Man. in 1938. They lived there until 1978, when they retired in Winkler, Man.
Following Dad's passing, Mom moved to a condominium in the fall of 1985. Dec. 31, 1990 Mom was admitted to the Bethel Hospital in Winkler, following a fall and sudden severe confusion. She remained in hospital until she was admitted to the Salem Home Feb. 5, 1991. In June of 1992, Mom sustained a broken hip, following which she was confined to a wheelchair. The following almost 11 years continued in a long and progressive decline in her health, which resulted in her demise on the evening of June 4, 2003 at the age of 93 years, 8 months, and 24 days.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Franz and Margaretha Sawatzky; husband Jacob in 1984; her daughter Helen in 1987; four sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her son John and Evelyn of Steinbach, Man.; daughters, Elsie and Dick Hildebrand of Steinbach, and Margaret and Frank Dyck of Mission, B.C.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nettie Wiebe.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, 2003 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Peter Zacharias and Rev. Dave Friesen officiating. Interment followed at the Winkler Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Salem Foundation, 165-15th St., Winkler, MB R6W 1T8.
Two tired eyes are resting,
Two willing hands are still;
The one who always worked so hard,
Is resting in God's will.
God saw you getting tired,
He knew you needed rest;
His garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
Rest in peace, Mom.
We love you,
Wiebe Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
DANIEL MAURICE JOSEPH DUMONT
May 3, 1962 - June 10, 2003
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Daniel Dumont on Tuesday, June 10, 2003. He was predeceased by his father Arthur Dumont Dec. 10, 1990. He will be greatly missed by his wife Candace; and his children, Trevor (17), Danica (11), and Brittany (8). He also leaves to mourn his passing, his mother Marielle; eight brothers: Marcel (Louise), Claude (Janice), Jean Paul (Lynda), Léo (Betty), Gerry (Gerda), Alain (Paula), Patrick (Doris), René; four sisters: Ginette (Jean-Luc Boulloigne), Lise (Richard Jarvis), Michelle (Art Goossen), Susan (Dennis Ste. Marie); his in-laws, Paul and Marg Gauthier; and brothers-in-law, Adam and Brad; 11 nieces, 18 nephews, and numerous relatives and friends.
Daniel, aka Oscar, was a fun loving person, who never took life too seriously. His love of art and nature was well known to everyone. Daniel lived life to the fullest and was ready for any adventure that came his way.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the children's trust fund at Scotia Bank, Dakota and Warde, Winnipeg, Man.
Thank you to all the friends and family for all the support, whether it was food or condolences.
Viewing will be held Friday, June 13, 2003, 7 to 8 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man., and at the church prior to the service. The funeral service will be held at the Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church Saturday, June 14, 2003, at 2 p.m.
Rest in peace Hon, and know that we love you and will miss you dearly.
Arrangements entrusted to: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.
MYRTLE PHILLIPS (nee Bednar)
1924 - 2003
Peacefully at the Tudor Home in Selkirk, Man., Myrtle passed away Friday, June 6, 2003. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Livia (John) Doidge of Brisbane, Australia; son Don (Susan) of Selkirk; four grandchildren, Julia (Brian) Reid, Jonathon Doidge, Nicholas and Shelby Phillips; brother Frank (Ann) Bednar of Vita, Man.; and sister Victoria (Nestor) Kowalchuk of Winnipeg, Man. She was predeceased by her husband Morris in March of 2000, as well as sister Mary (Korchak), and brothers, Mike and Stanley.
A special thank you to the staff at the Tudor Home and Vita PCH for their care and kindness during the past 2 1/2 years and all the Vita home care givers prior to that.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vita, with Rev. Father Ihor Royik officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Cedarwood (Youth for Christ); Attention: Nik Phillips, 325 Talbot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2L 0P9.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.
Eberhard Erich Kampff passed away Saturday morning, June 14, 2003 at the age of 70 years, after being in declining health for the past several years.
He is survived by his beloved Waltraud, who has been his rock and shelter through the last challenging years. He is also survived by his children: Gudrun and husband Gino Ceccarelli, their children, Vincent and Laura; Mark and wife Laura (nee Wiens), their children, Paul, Brandon, Paige and Erich; Margaret, her husband Jim Woodman, their children, Anna and Frances; and Ingrid. He is also survived by sisters, Gisela and Ilse, and members of his extended family in Germany; other close family and friends, especially Waltraud's brothers and sisters and their family.
Eberhard was born in Platteinen, East Prussia (now Poland) on July 17, 1932 to Johannes and Margarete (Goertz) Kampff. The youngest of the family, he was a brother to Dora (d.), Siegfried (d.), Ingeborg (d.), Hansgeorg (d.), Ilse, Gisela and Waltraud (d.).
Eberhard immigrated to Canada in February 1956, at the age of 24. He spent about 10 years working at the Happy Vineyard in Winnipeg, Man., first as a potato peeler, then cook, lastly as a waiter. His time there always remained a source of pride and pleasure in his memory it was a significant time in his life. He married Waltraud Lehmann in October, 1958, and moved to Grunthal, Man. in the winter of 1966 to fulfill his lifelong dream to own his own dairy farm. With the help of his family, the "2+4 Dairy" grew into a successful operation. In 1990, he and Waltraud retired to Pansy, Man. It was there that Eberhard spent many quiet hours on the deck of their cozy country home, overlooking Joubert Creek.
Dad really enjoyed his family, music, political discussions, listening to the radio, especially shortwave, and keeping up on current events. In his younger years, he loved to go to the beach and is said to have done a mean tango.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for their support and tender care extended by the folks at the Stroke Recovery Association, Charleswood Adult Day Club, the Alzheimer Society, Tuxedo Villa and a special lady, Lisa.
Dad will be lovingly honored at a memorial service Thursday, June 19, 2003, 3 p.m., at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eberhard may be made to the Stroke Recovery Association.