1926 - 2002
Peacefully, following a lengthy illness, George Adamyk of Steinbach, Man. passed away Nov. 6, 2002 at the Bethesda Hospital, with his family at his side.
George will be lovingly remembered by his spouse Mary (Funk); sons, Brian (Arlene) and Gordon (Judith); and grandkids, Katharine, Jillayne, Erik, Nicole and Mitchel. George is also survived by his brother and sisters, Mary, Mike, Pauline and Jean. He was predeceased by his parents, Anastasia and Metro; brothers, John and Nick; and sister Ann.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, Room ON109 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach. Viewing will be held Friday, Nov. 8, 7 to 8 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.
Our dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, Jake Falk of Winkler, Man., formerly of Lowe Farm, Man., passed away at home in his sleep, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002. He reached the age of 79 years, seven months, nine days.
He was predeceased by his wife Tina (nee Froese), Aug. 5, 1996; by his parents, Cornelius and Margaret, one brother in infancy; and one sister-in-law, Helen Falk.
He was baptized by Bishop Peter Toews in the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, May 21, 1945. November 6, 1949 he married Tina Froese. From their marriage they had three daughters. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Ann (Ben) Klassen of Steinbach, Man., Jane Falk of Winnipeg, Man., Brenda (Michel) Brodeur of Lowe Farm, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five brothers, three sisters and their families.
We would like to give special thanks to Dr. S. Van Niekirk, Winkler Police and ambulance attendants. We also want to thank Pastor Dick Penner, Sommerfeld Choir and Ladies Group, Wiebe's Funeral Home and ushers. We, as the family, appreciate all the support we have received and if anyone has been missed, we thank you as well.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Froese Family Cemetery.
Although Dad will be missed, we thank God for allowing us to have a Dad for so many years.
We as a family wish to thank our dad for teaching us good values and morals to the best of his ability.
Rest in Peace, Dad.
Wiebe Funeral Home Altona Ltd. in care of arrangements.
EDWARD W. GOOSSEN
My husband, our father and grandfather, Edward Wiebe Goossen, was born to Frank and Anna Goossen March 29, 1923, near Morris, Man. With family by his side, he peacefully passed away Oct. 30, 2002 at the Maplewood Manor, Steinbach, Man., reaching the age of 79 years.
He spent his growing up years on his parents farm near McTavish, Man. He was converted, and Feb. 23, 1938, he was baptized by Minister Frank Hiebert into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite at Rosenort, Man. He embraced this faith to the end, leaving a clear testimony of salvation.
During World War II he spent time at various jobs as a conscientious objector. He often related experiences which left the impression that this was a meaningful time in his life. May 16, 1948 he was united in marriage to Rosina Penner at Rosenort. Together they shared joys and sorrows for 54 years. Their home was blessed with three sons and six daughters.
He was a man of quiet disposition and maintained a simple trusting faith in God and the church. Family devotions and church attendance were an important part of his life. He enjoyed farming and worked hard to provide for the needs of his family. A meaningful experience for him was serving on the Gospel Tract Board, which gave him opportunity to travel and meet various people.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease eight years ago, which later left him dependent on others. Loving care was provided by family and friends. His last 2 1/2 years were spent at Maplewood Manor.
Those left to cherish precious memories are his wife, Rosina; nine children: Kathy of Rosenort, Gary and Valerie of Altona, Man., Joanne and Garry Isaac of Aylesford, N.S., Arletha of Rosenort, Rosalyn and Bert Penner of St. Mary's, Ont., presently serving in Newfoundland, Les and Sharon of Aylesford, Lois and Jerry Bartel, Kelvin and Jodi and Claudette, all of Rosenort; 16 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild. Also surviving are six sisters and three brothers: Erna Rempel, Harold and Annie of Rosenort, Marie and Dan Toews of Neilburg, Sask., Norman and Annie of Linden, Alta., Lillian and Vernon Boese, Edberg, Alta., Alfred and Marlena, Morris, Man., Mac and Claude Toews, Rimbey, Alta., Evelyn and Leonard Penner, Pearl and Ernest Thiessen, Sinclair, Man., and many relatives and friends.
He was predeceased in death by his parents.
As children we would like to give a special thanks to our mother for the unselfish, loving care she gave to our father.
We as a family also express our sincere appreciation to the Maplewood Manor staff for patiently and lovingly caring for our husband and father.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, 11 a.m., at the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Rosenort. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach.
EMMA GOSSELIN (née Perreault)
21 décembre 1915 - 14 octobre 2002
Après une longue maladie, le lundi 14 octobre 2002, Emma Gosselin de St-Malo, est décédée à l'âge de 86 ans, au Centre Médico de Salaberry.
Ella laisse dans le deuil 11 enfants : Rachel (Léo Roy), Claude (Simone Desrosiers), Monique (Gérald Chouinard) Dolorès (Albert Lepage) Gilles (Fran Friesen), Marc, Claire (Ernest Lajoie), Michel (Rachel Ritchot), Linda (Reg Horeczy), Nicole (Jacques Turenne) et Guy (Pauline Orr) ; 24 petits-enfants, 15 arrière-petits-enfants et 2 soeurs : Jeanne Garand et Soeur Claire Perreault.
Elle fut précédée par son époux Gabriel (1970) et son fils Henri (1962).
Emma fut une épouse fidèle qui travaillait à part égale avec son Gabriel. Elle fut une mère exemplaire qui a su tout donné à ses enfants. Elle a aimé ses enfants, ses petits-enfants et ses arrière-petits-enfants ; et leur a montré comment aimer en donnant l'exemple. Elle fut une femme active dans la communauté. Elle a su prendre le temps d'aider les plus petits et les démunis. Elle ne disait pas souvent non quand elle pensait qu'elle pouvait aider.
Les prières, présidées par Soeur Claire Perreault, ont eu lieu le mercredi 16 octobre, à 19 h., à l'église «Fellowship Church», St-Pierre-Jolys.
La célébration des funérailles aura lieu le jeudi 17 octobre, à 15 h., en l'Église de St-Malo. La cérémonie sera présidée par l'abbé Choiselat et le cocélébrant, Louis Gosselin.
Merci à toutes les femmes des soins à domicile, du Chalet Malouin, qui ont pris soin de notre mère. Vous l'avez fait avec beaucoup d'amour et de délicatesse. On n'aurait pas pu demander pour de meilleurs services. On l'apprécie beaucoup.
Merci à tous les employés du Centre Médico de Salaberry. Vous aussi vous avez été à la hauteur de la tâche. Et merci aux docteurs VanWyk et Duplessis.
EMMA GOSSELIN (born Perreault)
Dec. 21, 1915 - Oct. 14, 2002
Peacefully, Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, Emma Gosselin of St-Malo, Man., passed away at the Medico de Salaberry Center, in St-Pierre-Jolys, Man., at the age of 86.
She was predeceased by her husband Gabriel (1970) and her son Henri (1962).
She is survived by 11 children: Rachel (Léo Roy), Claude (Simone Desrosiers), Monique (Gérald Chouinard), Dolorès (Albert Lepage), Gilles (Fran Friesen), Marc, Claire (Ernest Lajoie), Michel (Rachel Ritchot), Linda (Reg Horeczy), Nicole (Jacques Turenne) and Guy (Pauline Orr); 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Jeanne Garand and Sister Claire Perreault.
Emma was a good wife and partner with Gabriel as they worked side by side on their farm. She was a "super-Mom" who gave everything she could to her children. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and showed them how to love by being a good role model. She was very active in the community. She took time to help the needy and the underprivileged. She very seldom said no when she thought she could help someone.
Prayers were said Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., at the St. Pierre Bible Fellowship Church, St-Pierre-Jolys. The prayers were presided by Sister Claire Perreault.
Funeral service to celebrate Emma's life will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m. at the Roman Catholic Church in St-Malo. The service will be presided by Father Choiselat, assisted by Louis Gosselin.
Thank-you to all the homecare ladies at Chalet Malouin, who took such good care of our mom. You took care of her with lots of love and compassion. We could not have asked for better services. We appreciate everything you did for her.
Thank-you to all the employees at the Medico de Salaberry Center. You too gave her the best of care. Thank you also to Doctors VanWyk and Duplessis.
In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations may be made in her memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba, available at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.
Peacefully, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, with her family at her side, Gunda Smith, formerly of Green Ridge, Man., passed away at the Emerson Personal Care Home at the age of 92 years.
She is survived by one son Glen and Martha and grandson Geoff; sister Clara (John) Bracken; two sisters-in-law, Elinor Moen and Kathleen Johnson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Maxwell in 1970; two sons in infancy; four sisters, Katherine Penston, Nan MacDonald, Alfhild Spence and Margit Olson, and one brother Harry Moen.
Mom was born to Nels and Regina Moen, July 2, 1910, in Winnipeg, Man. As a child she moved with her family to the Dover area where she grew up. In 1935 she married Maxwell Smith and moved to Green Ridge to establish a farm of their own, and in 1942 they were blessed with a son Glen.
After Dad's death in 1970 she travelled some and moved to Franklin Manor in Dominion City, Man., but still managed to spend some time on the family farm. Mom was active in the Greenridge United Church, Eastern Star and the Women's Institute. She was also an avid gardener and enjoyed the outdoors.
In 1997 she moved to Morris Personal Care Home and later in 1998 transferred to the Emerson Personal Care home, where she remained until her demise.
Funeral services will take place at the Greenridge United Church, Monday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. with Revs. Bob and Myrna Stark officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenridge cemetery. Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Greenridge United Church or a charity of choice.
A special thank-you to the doctors and nursing staff at the Emerson Personal Care Home for the wonderful care they gave our mother.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach, Man.
JOHN GERHARD WIENS
Aug. 8, 1931 - Oct. 14, 2002
On Thanksgiving Monday, John Wiens passed away at his farm at the age of 71.
He will be missed by his dearly beloved wife, Erna; his children and grandchildren, Cathy (Dennis) Krahn of Niverville, Man., Erika, Nathan and Megan; Margaret of Kleefeld, Man., and Caitlin; Paul (Gloria) of Gardenton, Man., Karl, Samantha and Thomas; David (Denise) of Grunthal, Man., Jasmine and Elizabeth; Mary of Toronto, Ont., Lang and James; James of Rankin Inlet, and Kyla of Calgary, Alta., Charles (Doris) of Grunthal, Mark and Dana; Teresa (Darryl Soshycki) of Toronto, stepchildren and grandchildren, Gail (Bill) David of Calgary, Harley Zaporzan, Chauneece and Ciso Guenther of Grunthal; Maury (Sylvie) Zaporzan of Grunthal and Sydney.
John was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth (nee Bergen); his son, Edward Glen; and his infant granddaughters, Erika and Eloise.
John was born and raised in Grunthal. He farmed together with his father and later with two of his sons. He enjoyed the challenge of farming, and it never occurred to him to retire from the work he loved. His love of farming was matched by his willingness to help all his children. We will always cherish his unconditional love.
Our father was baptized upon his confession of faith at the Elim Mennonite Church, where he was married both times and where he buried his loved ones. His faith remained steadfast throughout his life, both in times of joys and trials. He was passionate about his children's faith in Jesus Christ.
Dad will always be remembered for his kindness and love for his family and friends. He loved to bring friends and family together for canoeing at the river, old time threshing days, and gatherings at his home. There will be an empty chair in the coffee shop in town where he met with his friends to discuss politics, weather and life. Nothing can replace the warmth of his smile and the twinkle in his eyes.
Throughout his life our father was a man of action; he played hockey, coached hockey, hunted and snowmobiled. His greatest passion was realized when he bought a small two-seater Cessna and trained as a pilot. Flying was a hobby he found difficult to give up after a serious heart attack in 1987. He gave to us his sense of adventure and his ability to make dreams come true.
Thank you Dad. Although you are gone, you will live on in each of us.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. at the Elim Mennonite Church in Grunthal. Viewing will take place Friday, 7 to 8 p.m. with a devotional to follow at Loewen Funeral Chapel and at the church prior to the service. Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel.
MARIA HARDER REIMER
Sadly, Oct. 10, 2002, Maria Reimer passed away peacefully at the age of 84 years, six months and 23 days at Concordia Hospital, Winnipeg, Man.
Maria leaves to mourn her children Lena (Peter) Toews, John (Maria) Reimer, Jacob (Tina) Reimer, David (Helen) Reimer, Diedrich (Angie) Reimer, Mary (Corny) Friesen, Gary (Rose) Reimer, Martin (Helen) Reimer; daughter-in-law Tina Reimer and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her oldest sister Helen (Pete) Hiebert. Maria was predeceased by her husband John B. Reimer and one son Heinrich Reimer.
Mom was born March 16, 1918 to John B. Harder and Katarina Doerksen near Reinland, Man. Later they moved to Schoental, Man. At age nine she moved to Paraguay with her parents. She was baptized May 18, 1937 in the Mennonite Gemeinde, Colony Menno, Paraguay.
She married John B. Reimer Oct. 28, 1937 and moved back to Canada April 12, 1967. She lived in New Bothwell, Man. from 1967 to 1971 after which she moved to Winnipeg. She became a member at the Springfield Heights Church Oct. 16, 1987. For the last two years and five months she lived at Kingsford House. Mom was well known for her patch-work quilts, until her health prevented her from continuing. She will be missed dearly by her loving family and friends.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, 10 a.m. in the Springfield Heights Mennonite Church. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements entrusted to Klassen Funeral Chapel.
Dec. 17, 1917 - Oct. 11, 2002
A proud husband and father of 10, Dad was taken from us suddenly Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at the age of 84 years. He was born in Sarto, Man., and lived most of his life in Steinbach, Man.
Dad was self employed his entire life and always found a way to provide for his family. His retirement years were spent buying and selling used vehicles.
Dad was a founding and active member of the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sarto. He served as an elder for many years.
Dad was an avid supporter of his sons' and grandsons' involvement in local sports. His proudest moment was watching three of his sons compete at the National Fastball Championships in Hull, Quebec. His constant presence earned him a prized team jacket and the nickname "coach".
The last three years were difficult for Dad as Mom underwent two knee replacement surgeries. It became harder for Dad and family to continue to meet Mom's needs. Her increasing fragile condition and her inability to walk confined her to a wheelchair. Exactly one year ago in October we moved Mom to Bethesda Place. Dad's car was always parked there as he continued to spend as much time as he could with her. After Dad was hospitalized he became too weak to drive. It proved to be a very lonely month for Dad. This past summer he invested in a van so it would be easier to take Mom for the rides she loved. Thursday before his death we took Mom and Dad for their last ride together to their favorite place - Marchand Park. We will hold onto those memories forever.
From the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, we say good-bye to our very special Dido.
Dad is survived by his wife Mary; four daughters, Shirley and Wayne Bill of Calgary, Alta., Loretta Janz of Steinbach, Deanna and Kim Benjamin of Winnipeg, Man., Brenda and George Lesage of Steinbach; five sons, Paul and Gracia of Summerland, B.C., Ken and Barb of Steinbach, Ed of Steinbach, Allen of Kamloops, B.C., Tom and Angie of Kamloops; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Jack and son-in-law Reg Janz. Dad was the oldest in a family of 11 and leaves three sisters, Lena, Helen and Irene; two brothers, Jim and Bill.
Prayers were held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at Loewen Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, followed by the funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m., with Very Rev. Father Miron Pozniak officiating. Interment followed at the Steinbach Heritage Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach.