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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 87

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Date: Saturday, 9 July 2016, at 10:40 p.m.

(Sept. 7, 1926 - Nov. 2, 2005)

Helen died peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, Nov. 2. She was predeceased by her infant son, Donald Dwight. She leaves to mourn, her husband, Dave Friesen; her children, Diana (Elmer), Lloyd (Lisa), Dale, Debbie (Bruce); and seven grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Krahn and the staff of the Rest Haven Nursing Home for their professional care and support.

Funeral service will be held at Grace Mennonite Church, Monday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. Interment at Heritage Cemetery, Loewen Blvd., Steinbach, Man.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 400-280 Smith St. Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1K2.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Suddenly, at her residence in Richer, Man., Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, Adrienne (Dornez) Saindon passed away with her husband at her side, at the age of 69.

She is survived by her husband, Jean-Paul Saindon; children, Lorraine (Paul) Laramee, Paul (Lorna) Saindon, Robert Saindon; grandchildren, Sheri and Annette Saindon, Lucien Laramee and Sheri Scott; and great-grandchild, Aden Laramee. She was predeceased by her son Maurice in 2004.

At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, 2 p.m., at the Badger Cemetery, Badger, Man. If inclement weather, the service will be held at the Piney Community Church, Piney, Man. A reception/luncheon will be held in the Over 40 Club room located in the Piney Community Hall, Piney, following the service. Pastor Louis Hermansen officiating.

Sept. 15, 1931 - Aug. 4, 2005

A Celebration of Life will be held for our friend, fellow curler and golfer, and community leader, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, 2:30 p.m., at the Ste Anne Curling Club.


Nick Osadchuk passed away Nov. 1, 2005 at Rainy River PCH, Ontario.

Mass of Resurrection will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. Interment at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Sarto, Man.

Longer obituary to follow.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Suddenly, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at his residence in Edmonton, Alta., Jacob passed away at the age of 46.

He is survived by his parents, Jacob and Evangeline Skjaerlund; son Jacob Jason and his mother Lauraine Hager; daughter Ashley Rae and her mother Kelly Everill; brothers and sisters, Sylvia (Bob) Schellenberg, Gloria (David) James, Peter (Melissa), Leslie (Gladys), Daniel (Andrea), Anthony, Ingrid (Ben) Neufeld, and their families.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m., at Prairie Rose Evangelical Mennonite Church, Landmark, Man. Interment at the church cemetery.

Arrangements by: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Frieda passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at Bethesda Place in Steinbach, Man., at the age of 100. She was born in Germany, Sept. 8, 1905, to Fritz and Elise Hill. As a young girl she immigrated to Canada with her parents and brother Henry, and homesteaded in the Karlstad District (near St. Labre, Man.), where she remained till the late 1980s. After Henry's passing, she moved to Woodridge, Man., and later to Steinbach, where she spent the rest of her days.

Frieda was predeceased by her parents and her brother Henry.

The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m., at Bethesda Place, with interment at Kerry Cemetery.

Thanks to the wonderful staff at Bethesda Place for all the love and special care they offered.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Margaretha Penner passed away peacefully Dec. 3, 2005, at the age of 90, at Bethesda Place. She was born Jan. 7, 1915. She leaves to mourn her memory, her sister-in-law Hilda Penner, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob J. and Katharina (Klassen) Penner; her brother, David H. Penner; and her nephew Henry.

Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m., at the Steinbach Mennonite Church. Interment at Memorial Cemetery.

We, her family, would like to thank Dr. Kaethler, the staff at Bethesda Place, and the home care workers for their constant care and devotion for Margaretha.

Donations may be made to The Children's Hospital Foundation, 501 - 840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B1.

Arrangements by: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Kenneth Michael Hunt, born June 8, 1974, died suddenly Nov. 28, 2005 in Kelowna, B.C., at the age of 31 years.

He is survived by his fiancée Leith Dunderdale and daughters Kaleigh of Kelowna, and Tasha of Vancouver, B.C.; his mom Sharon and step-dad Mel Rempel; brother Francis and wife Pam; grandparents, George and Elva Hunt of Brandon, Man., and Bill and Evelyn Jasper of Hartney, Man.; step-grandparents, John and Sarah Rempel of Ste Anne, Man.; dad Ken and stepmother Karen and family of Saskatoon, Sask.; friends, Ron and Hope Tritthart and family of Molson, Man.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at Glen Lawn Funeral Chapel , 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., (south of the Royal Canadian Mint). A private family interment will take place at a later date in Hartney, Man.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2L 1X3.

Arrangements entrusted to Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 982-7550.

Feb. 10, 1930 — Dec. 2, 2005

Helena Wiebe passed away at her residence Friday, Dec. 2, at the age of 74.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband Herman of Grunthal, Man.; Elma (Harvey) Dyck of Waterhen, Man., Nettie (Martin) Broesky of Steinbach, Man., Diane (Andy) Fehr of Pansy, Man., Mary Ann (Todd) LeRoy of Steinbach, George (Sheryl) Wiebe of Grunthal, Man., Albert (Frieda) Wiebe of Grunthal; grandchildren, Zachary Dyck, Chass (Harley) Friesen, Chandra (James) Penner, Vanessa (Barry) Wiens, Wes (Ange) Fehr, Falon LeRoy (fiancée Kristan Loeppky), Cody LeRoy, Kahlie, Quinton, Kasdon and Janaye Wiebe, Arial Sidney and Celia Wiebe; great-grandchildren Cailen, Colby and Cemara Penner, Haley, Mackenzie and Ethan Friesen; sisters, Elizabeth Funk of Grunthal, Mary Rautenberg of Ottawa, Ont., Kay Funk of Steinbach, Annie Hiebert of Swift Current, Sask.

She was predeceased by two daughters: Dianna in 1960 and Ruth in 1966; one grandson: Warren Dyck in 1993; her parents: Cornelius and Aganetha Dyck; one sister: Margaret Akehurst; three brothers: Jacob Harder, Isaac Harder, Peter Dyck.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m., at the Steinbach Chortitzer Mennonite Church, with interment to follow at Grunthal Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to Canadian Sunday School Mission, 200-189 Henderson Hwy., Winnipeg, MB, R2L 1L7.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


It is with great sorrow that the family announces the sudden passing of George F. Kehler, age 85, at his home in Steinbach, Man., Dec. 15, 2005.

He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Iris Kornelsen and Ruby (Mike) Kehler; his grandchildren, Samara May and Jeremy Froese, Stacey and Sean Loewen, Troy Kehler and Zachary Kornelsen. His memory will also be cherished by his sister Ida Kliewer; and extended family, Garnet and Margaret Reimer, Peter and Anne Kehler, Ike and Mary Giesbrecht, Ben and Nina Giesbrecht, and Helen Giesbrecht, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary in 1999; brothers, John, Abe, Ben and Peter; and sisters, Margaret, Anne, Katherina, Helena and Maria (in infancy).

George was born in Niverville, Man., April 16, 1920. He met and married Mary Giesbrecht June 11, 1947. George was baptized upon the confession of his faith in 1955 and joined the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church in Steinbach (currently Cornerstone Bible Church).

Dad spent most of his life working in sales. This provided him with the opportunity to do what he loved best, interacting with people. His life was shaped by his time spent in the C.O. Camps, working as a car salesman for Penner Motors, and the 25 years he spent working for the radio station. He actually was known as Mr. CHSM. The friendships he formed during these years lasted a lifetime. Dad was also in the rental business. He took his position as a landlord to a whole new level in the personal service that he provided to his tenants. When we as his children took over the business he stressed numerous times that this was not only a business but also a ministry. Dad took great pride in being a member of the Gideons for the past 45 years. Two weeks ago he was still delivering Testaments to schools and was a well recognized figure at funerals where he accepted donations for Bibles.

During the course of his life, Dad successfully fought and won four battles with cancer. He used these experiences to help and encourage others struggling with this disease. Dad loved people. Talking, listening, encouraging and ministering to people is what made him tick. He will always be remembered for his storytelling and the intricate detail that only he could recall of his many experiences, and also for his strong community involvement. He felt great love and pride for the City of Steinbach and his Mennonite heritage.

In recent years, one of Dad's highlights was the weekly Tuesday morning Romeos (Really Old Men Eating Out) breakfast club he was a part of. He got to connect with many dear friends on those mornings.

Dad was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather. The love of his life was our mother, who was his quiet pillar of strength. His love and devotion to her was a wonderful legacy. Although her death left a great void, he continued to put a smile on his face as he went about his still very active life.

Dad's positive attitude and enthusiasm for life was evident to those whose lives he touched. As his family we are thankful for the strong faith that he always demonstrated and the love and happy times we shared. "We will miss you Dad."

A devotional was held Monday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m., at the Cornerstone Bible Church, Steinbach, Man.

Donations in lieu of flowers in his memory may be made to Gideons, PO Box 3619 Stn Main, Guelph, ON, N1H 9Z9, or CancerCare Manitoba, Room ON109 - 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.

Arrangements by: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, William Chubey, 82, of Vita, Man., peacefully moved on to spend Christmas in heaven with his Lord and Saviour Jesus and his wife Ann.

William is survived by his three children, Therese (Robert) Chubaty, Sherry (Leonard) Lazaruk, and Dale (Jackie) Chubey; grandchildren, Shane (Angie), Tracy (Demitris), Chad (Chantelle) Chubaty, Kim, Craig and Lance Lazaruk, Shannon (Trent) and Ashley Chubey; two great-grandchildren, Alycia and Stephen Chubaty; two sisters, Nettie (Nick) Boychuk and Helen (John) Hirschfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife Ann; parents, Harry and Paraska Chubey; brothers, Mike, Steve, Henry; sisters, Ann, Mary, Katie; and three brothers in infancy.

At the age of 14, Dad left home to work at custom harvesting and then supported his family by working in the bush camps of Ontario. He later worked on the pipeline, followed by construction work at Maple Leaf, BACM, and Kildonan Concrete. He loved his family, the farm and his dogs, Timber and Snuggles.

Funeral service was held Dec. 21 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, Man. Interment followed at the Parish Cemetery of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arbakka, Man.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Vita District Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care that was given to our father.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in William's name to Vita District Health Foundation for the "Family Palliative Care Room", Box 160, Vita, MB, R0A 2K0.


"Everlasting Memory"

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


George Remus of Vita, Man., formerly of Piney, Man., passed away peacefully in his sleep, Dec. 19, 2005, at the age of 87, at the Vita Hospital. He was born June 4, 1918 in Emerson, Man.

Nov. 2, 1943 he married Helma Anderson, and out of this union one daughter Beverly was born.

George is survived by his daughter Beverly Sawka (Bill Olifirowich); grandson Perry (Susan) Sawka; and his precious great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Britney. He was predeceased by his wife Helma in 1989; and son-in-law Edward Sawka Dec. 17, 1992.

Cremation has already taken place. The memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, 2 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Peacefully, Dec. 18, 2005, George K. Schellenberg, age 93, passed away at Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, Man. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 53 years, Martha; his sons, Ron (Terri) and Brad (Ramona); and daughter Judi (Al) Peterson. He will always have a special place in the hearts of his grandchildren, Kimberly, Jordan, Joshua, Ana and Charissa. He is survived by two brothers, Dave and Bill (Helen); sisters-in-law, Mary and Lil. He was predeceased by his brothers, Henry and John.

Dad was born in Steinbach, Man., Sept. 7, 1912. He began his farming career with his brother John in 1936 on the present site of the Mennonite Heritage Village. In the summer of 1938 Dad was baptized on confession of faith and joined the EMC church in Steinbach. To quote from his memoirs, he says, "From then on life held a different meaning for me and I was at peace." He continued farming in Tourond, Man., and later in the Oak Lake, Man. area until his retirement in 1985.

During their time in Oak Lake, Dad was actively involved in the Oak Lake Mennonite Church, where he served as adult Sunday school teacher for 20 years, along with other ministries. He was also a Gideon member for many years. Dad and Mom made many special, life-long friends in the 21 years in Oak Lake.

In 1985, Mom and Dad moved to Kleefeld, Man., where Dad recalls, "I don't think I was ever bored since we retired." He was a tour guide for the Mennonite Heritage Village and later worked with the upright steam engine and shingle mill. He cut his own firewood until just a few years ago, cross-country skied until he was 90, and was able to mow his own lawn until he was 92. Dad lovingly cared for the Kleefeld EMC cemetery for many years and began restoration of the Rosenfeld cemetery in 1988. Mom and Dad enjoyed many bus tours and trips to visit children and grandchildren over the years.

As Dad's strength waned his prayer life seemed to grow. Most wakeful hours were spent in prayer for his family and his church. Mom was his most true and precious love to the end and he so appreciated her constant loving care and concern for him.

"We will always remember the happy times, Dad. We love you and we'll miss you."

Viewing will be held at the Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will also be held at the Kleefeld EMC, Thursday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m.

Donations in lieu of flowers, in his memory, may be made to the Gideons, PO Box 3619 Stn Main, Guelph, ON, N1H 9Z9 or Evangelical Mennonite Conference Missions, 440 Main St., Steinbach, MB, R5G 1Z5.

Special thanks to Larry Hirst and staff at Bethesda Hospital for their excellent care and compassion.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.

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