Peacefully, following a lengthy illness, with family at his side, on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Portage District General Hospital, Calvin Chaske of Dakota Plains Wahpeton Nation, beloved husband of Vinette Wahobin, passed away at the age of 72 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM with Grant Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in Dakota Tipi First Nation Cemetery.
Calvin was born June 1, 1936 at Old Sioux Village, Portage la Prairie, MB to Verna and George Chaske. He went to the residential schools in Portage la Prairie and Birtle. He worked at various locations and jobs including fairs, farming, pipeline, driving semi, air traffic control for the Canadian Armed Forces in Gimli, and most recently was a N.A.D.A.P. worker with Dakota Plains Wahpeton Nation.
Predeceased by his parents; one brother George Jr, and one sister Maggie Margaret Braun. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Vinette Wahobin; one son Winston Wahobin (Cindy); three daughters Waverly, Aldina (Paul) and Octavia “George”; sixteen grandchildren: Guylis, Kyle, Preston, Aaron, Jolene, Vinette, Georgette, Ashley, Jaden, Ocean Pearl, Cherish, Kia, Naomi, Storm, Nevaeh and Tania; three sisters: Helen, Maxine, and Beryl (Dan); and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation on Tuesday evening, July 29 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Catherine Newham-Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1A7.
On Sunday August 3rd, 2008 at the Lions Prairie Manor, Marion Grace Scora, a longtime resident of MacGregor passed away peacefully, with her family by her side.
The funeral service will be held at the MacGregor United Church on Wednesday August 6th at 2pm with the Rev. Quentin Robinson officiating.
Interment will follow in the family plot at the MacGregor Cemetery.
Mom was born on May 1st, 1924, daughter of Andrew and Frances Arthur at Dewar Lake, Saskatchewan. During the thirties her family moved to the Mayfeld district near Gladstone where she finished her education. She attended normal school in Winnipeg and taught at Macaulay School. She married John Scora in 1945 and they farmed near MacGregor. They moved into town in 1986 where Mom resided until becoming a resident of the Lions Prairie Manor in Portage in 2006.
Mom was an active member of the MacGregor United Church, the Hospital Aid, Sharon Chapter #52 of the Eastern Star, and enjoyed curling and square dancing. During the years on the farm, she worked alongside Johnny, grew a large garden to feed the family through the winter, and baked delicious bread and cinnamon buns. She loved her grandchildren, playing endless board games, reading stories and teaching them to bake bread. Mom also loved to travel!
She is predeceased by her husband John, her brothers Gordon, Henry and Walter and her sisters Marjorie McIntyre and Velma Arthur. She is remembered fondly by her family; Betty (Don) O’Coffey of Victoria, BC, Glenda (Ron) Parent of Calgary, Art (Bev) of Carman, Gay (Ken) Boese of Steinbach, Gloria (Rick) Gallant of Letellier, Daryl (Margaret) of Whitby, Ont., and Kathy (Gary) Rintoul of Vita, along with 17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Frances Stewart of Winnipeg, Ruth (Eldon) McLean of Brandon, 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Arthur of Gladstone and Nellie Primeau of Windsor and many nieces and nephews.
We would especially like to thank the staff at Portage Lions Prairie Manor for the love and care they offered Grace.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the MacGregor United Church, the Portage Lions Prairie Manor or a charity of your choosing.
Constantine “Con” Ioanidis
Peacefully on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at the Portage District General Hospital, Constantine “Con” Ioanidis, of Portage la Prairie, beloved brother of Evelyn Ioanidis, passed away at the age of 84 years.
At Con’s request a Private family funeral service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery.
Con was born in Portage la Prairie on December 14, 1923. He received his Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and also attained his Chartered Accountant designation, Con and his brother George took over from their father, the Olympia Café, located on Saskatchewan Ave E in Portage la Prairie, which ran from the early 1920’s through to the late 1980’s.
Predeceased by his parents James and Esothia Ioanidis; two brothers George (Eva) and Constantine; one sister Irma Condon; brother-in-law Ernest Condon; and nephew Jim Ioanidis. Con leaves to mourn his passing one sister Evelyn Ioanidis of Portage la Prairie; nieces and nephews, Joan (Ed) Chudd, Connie Moore, Maria (Denis) Crete, Esothia Condon, Jim (Pat) Condon and George Condon.
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Catherine Newham-Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1A7.
Carl Grant Simpson
Peacefully, on Sunday, August 31. 2008 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, Carl Grant Simpson of Rural Portage, beloved husband of Helen Simpson passed away at the age of 81 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Friday, September 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM with the Venerable Norman Collier officiating.
Interment will follow at a later date.
Carl was born on June 8, 1927 at Oaklake, Manitoba. At a very young age the family moved to Maryfield, Saskatchewan where Carl was raised and received his education. At the age of eighteen he moved to Brandon where he began his career in construction. In September 1951 he married Helen Hunt in Brandon. In February 1952 he joined th RCAF. For the next 23 years he was posted in several communities throughout Canada and Europe, finally arriving in Portage in 1968 where they lived until present. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #75 in Rivers and the ANAF in Portage. He coached slow pitch in Portage, and also loved snooker and golf. In his younger man he enjoyed curling.
Predeceased by his parents; Fred & Mary, four brothers: John, Cecil, Lloyd and Glen; one sister Vivian (Ted) Radke. He leaves to mourn his passing his dearly beloved wife Helen, sons Bryan (Jean) of Cold Lake, AB and Terry (Darlene) of Comax, BC; grandchildren Angela (Kevin) McAllister, Janelle (Jeremy) Congo, Carolyn and Anthony Simpson; great grandfather of Linden McAllister; sister-in-law Lena of Maryfield, Sask; and several nieces and nephews.
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Douglas Cambell Lodge c/o Portage District General Hospital Foundation, 524 Fifth St S.E. Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3A8.
On Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Mrs. Christina Zdan, beloved wife of the late Michael Zdan, passed away at the Lions Prairie Manor at the age of 94 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:30 PM with Pastor Glenn Loewen officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Christina Zdan was born on August 24, 1913 at Lowe Farm, MB, the daughter of David and Justina Martens. She was raised and educated at Plum Coulee, MB and moved to Portage la Prairie in 1927. She was born into a large family and learned to work and carry responsibility at a very young age. She married Michael Zdan on November 9, 1937. Her employment included farm work and housekeeping for various households and offices. She was employed for a number of years at the Portage General Hospital as a housekeeper, where she was highly respected by both patients and staff. She was a member of the Portage Evangelical Church. Her hobbies consisted of knitting, crocheting, sewing and tending to her flower garden and her family. In her later years she suffered with a heart attack and several strokes, which left her with dementia. She spent almost five years at the Lions Prairie Manor, where she was given excellent care. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Christina was predeceased by her parents, husband Michael, infant son Duncan, daughter Diana Hamm, several brothers and sisters, and sons-in-law Harold Dyck and Lawrence Hamm. She is survived by one daughter Jane Dyck of Abbotsford, B.C. and grandchildren Randy Dyck, Bethany (Dyck) Heppner, Leslie Dyck, Wesley Hamm and Crystal Weselowski (Hamm). She is also survived by her sister Mary Simpson and brother, John Martens, and many nieces and nephews. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Gideons.