Suddenly, Jan. 26, 2004, at home, Dennis, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 68.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife Helen, of 50 years; children, Barry, Barbara and Dennis Schultz; grandsons, Curtis and Justin Schultz; brother Garry and Lesia and family; in-laws, Iris and William Wachna and family, John and Carol Andrusyk; and countless relatives and friends.
Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Fern and Tom Smith; and one daughter Lynne.
Dennis was born in Vita, Man., and was raised and lived all his life on the home farm in Woodmore, Man.
He was a caring and giving family man and neighbor. He always had time for family, friends and his community. He farmed all of his life. He was devoted to his cattle and his farm.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Dominion City Fire Department and First Responders for their immediate response and professionalism. We also extend our thanks to the staff at Vita Hospital.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, 2 p.m., at Green Ridge United Church, Green Ridge, Man. Interment to follow at Green Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Green Ridge United Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel Steinbach, Man.
With great dignity and peace, surrounded by his loving family, Aimé Vielfaure returned to his Creator, Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the age of 79.
Born in La Broquerie, Man., where he lived all his life, he leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife Florence (née Rocan); his daughter Evelyne (Fernand Fournier), Juliette Rocan (Gérard Lavoie) and
Germain Rocan (Marjolaine Fournier), whom he welcomed into his home as his own children; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his sisters, Annette (the late J.A. Kirouac), Lina (J. Baptiste Grégoire) and Florence (Dominique Torcutti); his brothers: Albert (Solange Desrosiers), Father Louis, Missionary of Africa and Antonio (Hermine Freynet), as well as his in-laws (Rocan): Maurice (Evéline Audette), Paul (Lise), Father Jean-Louis, Michel (Colombe) and Guy (Jeanne), Sister Geneviève, s.g.m., Yvonne (the late Jacques Mireault), Irène
(Norbert Toupin), Georgette (Fernand Balcaen), Marie-Thérèse (Léo Nadeau) and Henri Audette (the late Denise). He will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of the SICU department at the Health Sciences Centre for their care and compassion, as well as the volunteers, especially Sister Elizabeth Herauf, s.g.m.
Prayers were said Wednesday, March 3, 7 p.m., at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 rue Des Meurons, Winnipeg. Viewing was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 4, followed by Funeral Mass at the Saint-Joachim Roman Catholic Church in La Broquerie, Man., with Msgr. Albert Fréchette presiding.
The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
C'est avec une grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès d'Ernest le 26 février 2004 au Centre Médico Social De
Salaberry à St. Pierre Jolys. Il est décédé paisiblement à l'âge de 83 ans.
Ernest a été précédé dans la mort par sa fille Denise (Edouard Lebrun) en 2000, son fils George (Lucie Grimard) en 1993 et son petit fils Guy (Lebrun) en 1992, ses parents Louis et Marie (Dumont), ses frères Jules, Henri, Joseph, Julien et sa soeur Léontine (Fredette).
Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse Annette (Marchand), ses enfants Gilbert (Ellen), Léo (Noëlla), Georgette, Marcel (Debbie), Claudette (Philippe), Suzanne (Ronald), Simone (Richard), Gérald (Anne), 27 petits enfants et 20 arrières petits enfants ainsi que son frère Eugène (Lucienne) et ses soeurs Valentine, Thérèse et Jeanne.
La famille souhaite remercier le personnel de l'hôpital de Saint-Pierre et du maintien à domicile ainsi que le Dr. Strank pour leurs soins intentionnés à notre cher père, grand-père, arrière grand-père et époux pendant sa maladie. Nous vous en sommes reconnaissants.
Selon sa volonté l'incinération a eu lieu et la messe des funérailles a été célébrée en l'église d'Otterburne le mardi 2 mars.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Ernest, Feb. 26, 2004 at the De Salaberry District Health Centre, at the age of 83.
Ernest was predeceased by his daughter Denise (Edouard Lebrun) in 2000; his son George (Lucie Grimard) in 1993; his grandson Guy (Lebrun) in 1992; his parents, Louis and Marie (Dumont); his brothers, Jules, Henri, Joseph, Julien; and his sister, Léontine (Fredette).
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Annette (Marchand) of 58 years; his children, Gilbert (Ellen), Léo (Noëlla), Georgette, Marcel (Debbie), Claudette (Philippe), Suzanne (Ronald), Simone (Richard), Gérald (Anne); 27 grandchildren and 20 great-
grandchildren; as well as his brother Eugène (Lucienne); and his sisters, Valentine, Thérèse and Jeanne.
A special thank you to Dr. Strank and the thoughtful staff of the St. Pierre Hospital and the Home Care Program who were there to provide support to our dad and our family.
Cremation has taken place and a service to celebrate his life was held at the Otterburne Roman Catholic Church in Otterburne, Man., Tuesday, March 2.
It is with great sadness that the family of Herman Klenner announces his sudden passing, Feb. 27, 2004, at age 90.
Herman was predeceased by his wife Else; his daughter Regina; and his sister, Anna Meek.
Herman is survived by his son Walt (Sharon) and grandson Stuart of Kamloops, B.C.; daughter Valerie (Allan) MacDonald of Winnipeg, Man.; and his sister, Hilda Shingler, of Virgil, Ont.; as well as eight nieces and nephews and their families.
Herman was born May 30, 1913 in Schonau, Austria. He immigrated to Canada in 1929, living first in Lethbridge, Alta., and then moving to Woodridge, Man., where he farmed till his retirement in 1977. At retirement he and his wife Else moved to Steinbach, Man., and enjoyed traveling south during the winters. They made many new friends along the way. In 1987 they decided to leave Manitoba and move to Kelowna, B.C., where they resided until 2002, when Herman moved to Kamloops, B.C.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 3, at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C.
Donations in memory of Herman may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
WILLIAM P. REIMER
William Reimer passed away peacefully, with family members at his side, Feb. 29, 2004 at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Steinbach, Man., at the age of 84.
We rejoice that he could finally go home where he longed to go already, but at the same time he will be sadly missed by his children, Alfrieda, Arthur (Nettie), Helena (Peter) Friesen, Jerry (Janice), Elvira (Neil) Schroeder, Kelvin (Barbara), Joanne (Cliff) Dueck, Tanya (Doug) Dueck; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a number of foster children.
He is also survived by one sister Mary and two sisters-in-law, Gertrude (Martin) Reimer and Elizabeth (Erwin) Reimer. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 1998, two sons, one grandson, his parents, four brothers and five sisters.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m., and prior to the service. The funeral service will be held Friday, March 5, 2 p.m., at the Blumenort Evangelical Mennonite Church. Interment at the Blumenort EMC Cemetery.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Rest Haven Nursing Home for the wonderful care they gave our Dad.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Rd., Steinbach, Man.
Jan. 24, 1919 - Feb. 26, 2004
Agnes Kornelson (nee Nikkel), 85, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, John D., of Steinbach, Man.; sons, Ronald (Sue) of Steinbach, Gordon (Becky) of Mitchell, Man., George (Chris) of Regina, Sask.; daughters, Mary (Abe) Hiebert of Steinbach, Agnes (Jac) Friesen of Steinbach, Marge (Gary) McLean of Mitchell; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
She was predeceased by her parents, Erdman and Maria Nikkel; eight brothers; six sisters; four half-sisters; as well as one great-grandson.
She was born Jan. 24, 1919 in Rosenfeld, Man. Mom was baptized upon her confession of faith on May 29, 1939 at the Rosenfeld EMM Church by Bishop William H. Falk. She met Dad while working in the Rosenort, Man. area and they were married June 28, 1942 in Rosenfeld by minister Peter W. Friesen. Mom made Dad's family her own, like the text at their wedding, found in Ruth 1:16, "Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people and your God my God." She also transferred her membership to the EMC in Rosenort. Their first few years together were spent on the Kornelson farm, followed by a brief stay in Dryden, Ont., at a CO camp.
They moved back to Rosenort for a short period of time and then decided to move to a farm in the Bristol, Man. area with their two sons. Here they lived in a small two-bedroom house and four more children were added to their family. Two years after the birth of their youngest child, the family was excited to move into a two-story, four-bedroom house complete with running water and indoor plumbing. Circumstances required Mom to become an at home nurse, learning quickly how to administer insulin shots.
Following a struggle with a heart condition for many years, Mom had successful major heart surgery in 1996 and we thank God for granting us another eight years with her. After 49 years of living on the farm, Mom and Dad decided to move to Steinbach, first to an apartment and then into Woodhaven Manor.
Throughout their lives, Mom and Dad had the opportunity to travel to many places, such as Europe, Hawaii, Australia, Inuvik and Belize.
During Mom's life she was active on the farm and in the community, helping out at the museum as a volunteer on many special occasions. She spent many hours quilting with the Mission Sisters, as well as making blankets for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, and enjoyed puzzling and playing table games. Singing was a passion of Mom's and this was evident when she helped start the Mitchell senior choir. Mom and Dad both felt that it was their mission to help a young church grow and so when the Evangelical Fellowship Church was established, they transferred their membership and became involved. She was a kind, caring and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and Oma, who will be sadly missed.
The family would like to thank Dr. Thiessen and the nursing staff at the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital for the compassionate care given to Mom.
The funeral service was held at the Steinbach Evangelical Mennonite Church Monday, March 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Heritage Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.
ELIZABETH "BETTY" WIEBE
Mrs Elizabeth "Betty" Wiebe, late of Abbotsford, B.C., passed away March 4, 2004, at the age of 73, at her home at Sherwood Manor.
She is survived by her son Allan (Cheryl); her daughters, Debbie (Randy), Lori, Kelly, and Tracy (Bob); 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Annabelle.
She was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and David Bartel, and her brother Vic Bartel.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 10:30 a.m., at the Chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Interment was held at Musselwhite Cemetery.
Henderson's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
KATHERINE HARDER (nee Toews)
Thursday, March 4, 2004 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Steinbach, Man., Katherine Harder, age 88 years, passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness.
Funeral service was held Monday, March 8, 2004, 2 p.m., at the Steinbach Chortitzer Mennonite Church, with Pastor John M. Wiebe officiating. Interment followed at the Heritage Cemetery.
She was predeceased by her husband, Diedrich C. F. Harder, in 1986; her parents; three sisters; and one brother.
She leaves to cherish her memory: three daughters, Elizabeth and Niel Wiebe of Steinbach, Margaret and Dave Reimer of Roseau River, Man., and Mary of Winnipeg, Man.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mary Toews; and the Harder family in-laws.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Rest Haven for their care and compassion.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.
ADAM BEN MAURICE POIRIER
It is with great sadness that the family of Adam Poirier announces his accidental passing on March 3, 2004, at the age of 19.
Adam will be deeply missed by his loving parents, Maurice and Esther Poirier of Mitchell, Man.; his siblings, Jennifer (Glen) Stark of Calgary, Alta., Kevin Poirier of Winnipeg, Man. (ManChi Lau of Hong Kong), Jillian (Alan) Harder of Steinbach, Man., Erica (Mark) Quiring and nephew Anthony Quiring of Steinbach; his grandparents, Nettie Hiebert of Steinbach, Omer and Margueritte Poirier of Otterburne, Man.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam was predeceased by his grandfather, Ben Hiebert, in 1980.
Adam was born Nov. 21, 1984 in Reston, Man. He lived in Virden, Man., and moved with his family to Mitchell in 1986. He was baptized upon the confession of his faith on Nov. 2, 1997 at Full Gospel Chapel in Steinbach.
Adam, the youngest of five children, was home schooled till grade 8 and then attended the Steinbach Christian High School for grades 9 through 12, which he completed in June of 2003. He worked full-time nights at Bake World in Steinbach and was also taking a course at Steinbach Regional Secondary School.
Adam will always be remembered as a caring young man who had a heart for other people, particularly kids. He went out of his way to make new students at school feel welcome. His positive smiling nature always lit up any room he entered. At work, he was considered reliable and a hard worker who got along well with his coworkers. When Adam was around you could be sure that you would receive one of his many big bear hugs that he always gave so freely. Adam was a kind, caring, loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend who will be very sadly and deeply missed.
Donations may be made in memory of Adam to South East Helping Hands, Box 332, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1M3 or to Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0S2, as this concern was very close to his heart.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Steinbach.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man.
FRANK D. WIEBE
March 3, 2004, Frank D. Wiebe, at the age of 71 years, went to be with his Heavenly Father.
Frank is survived by his wife Sally; two sons, Ronald (Eunice) Wiebe, Vincent Wiebe; three daughters, Jayne (Gordon) Spyker, Lori (Len) Koop, and Dolores (Luigi) Fracassi; and 13 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Beverly Wiebe, in 1972.
Dad was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and grandfather, who especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Dad loved to sing, and played numerous instruments. He was involved in various singing groups, was very active in the Grunthal EMB Church, and served on the Roseau River Bible Camp Board and the Grunthal Menno Home Board.
The family would like to thank all the friends and relatives who went out of their way to spend time with Dad and run errands for him during his illness. Also a special thank you to Dr. Horne, the home care nurses and staff at Steinbach Bethesda Hospital.
"God is our refuge and our strength,
an ever present help in time of trouble"
Dad's spirit grew stronger, even as his body grew weaker.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, 2004 at the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church in Grunthal, Man., with interment at Grunthal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roseau River Bible Camp or the Grunthal Menno Home Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel Steinbach, Man.