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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 131

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Date: Saturday, 9 July 2016, at 11:34 p.m.


Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Riverview Health Centre, Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, Kathleen Werestiuk of Winnipeg (formerly of Sundown), MB passed away at the age of 61.

She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Gale (Tim) Burridge of Winnipeg and Carol (Marcel) Swerid of Winnipeg, her seven precious grandchildren: Travis, Amanda, Alyssa, Staci, Christina, Blayze and Shyana, and her loving sister Ettie Krasniuk of Winnipeg, numerous friends and extended family.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul of 39 years, her mother Marie Davis, her father James Leonard Overton, brother Raymond Overton and her in-laws Michael and Jean Werestiuk.

The family wishes to thank Dr. P. Czaykowski (CancerCare, MB), Dr. H. Groenwald (family physician) for guiding her through her battle. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Riverview Health Centre for making her feel safe and comfortable during her last month with us.

A special thank you to her dear friends Linda Yatsko for always being there for our Mom and to Iris Saunby for the friendship, fun trips and good times you shared with her.

A funeral service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Ascension of our Lord Cemetery, Sundown, MB.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Room ON109 — 675 McDermot Ave, Wpg, MB R3E 0V9

As our first friend

you introduced us to a life enriched

by your love and warmth…

you shaped the way we feel about the world

and our place in it today.

We thank you, Mother,

For all you have been to us…

Our first friend…

And our best friend. (Paula Finn)

Arrangements by Birchwood funeral chapel 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030

June 23, 1919 — Nov. 9, 2008

Effie Pearl (Craig) Calder passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 at Bethesda Hospital Rehab in her 90th year.

Effie is survived by her loving husband John, children Hazel (Bill) Bochinski, Cameron (Betty), Glen (Mary Anne), Elaine Smith, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Effie was predeceased by her parents, siblings: Anne, Earl and Clarence, brothers-in-law Reinhold Steinke and Ralph Calder, son-in-law Bruce Smith and grandson Cory Smith.

Effie was born to Archie and Violet Craig, June 23, 1919 at Ridgeville, MB. She completed her schooling at Greenridge, married John Calder in 1942 and pursued a career as a mother and farmer's wife until illness forced them to retire to Dominion City, and then for the past three years to Steinbach.

Effie was always available for community endeavours. She was an active member of the Greenridge United Church and the Arnaud Woman's Institute. She spent many years involved in 4-H work for the benefit of her children. She was involved in countless fall suppers and fund-raising events. Effie and John represented the Dominion City Golden Centre at Eastman MSOS. She was a member of the IOF.

Effie had a passion for quilting and quilts crafted by her hands will be a lasting legacy for us. Effie loved to play cards, especially crib, spending many enjoyable hours with friends and family. Effie and John loved travelling, especially those motor home fishing trips with a group of friends.

A very special thank you to the staff on the rehab unit at Bethesda Hospital.

Memorial services will be held: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. at Greenridge United Church, Greenridge, and Thursday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Home, 150 Penfeld Drive, Steinbach.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either: SEHA-Bethesda Hospital Rehab Unit, 316 Henry St, Steinbach MB, R5G 0P3; Greenridge United Church Memorial Fund c/o Glen Calder, Box 7, Carlowrie MB, R0A0G0; or Steinbach United Church, 541 Main St., Steinbach, MB R5G 0L5.

Rest in peace, Effie, Mom, Grandma. We will miss you.

Thank you for the beautiful memories you've left us.

We'll love you forever.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030

1940 — 2008

John L. Dyck, loving husband, father and grandfather went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at the age of 68. He passed away at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, MB.

Left to remember him are his second wife, Helen (nee Martens), his sons, Ed (Connie) and their child Madison; Ron (Marlo), their children, Kallie, Mason, Kamryn; Jeff (Julie), their children, Grayson, MacKenna; his daughters, Rose Lepp (Herb), their children, Adam, Emily, Matthew; Lilly Martens (Johnny), their sons, Brady, Cole, Tyson; stepsons Max Martens (Elaine) their children, Joel, Riley, Brittany; and Myron Martens; three sisters and their families; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (nee Wiebe) who passed away in 1995, his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

John was born Jan. 21, 1940 in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico to Abram and Lena (Loewen) Dyck. He was the fourth of eight children. He married Mary Wiebe in 1963 in Mexico and then moved to Steinbach shortly after. He worked at Barkman Concrete as a welder for four years, and then worked at Penner Dodge until 1977. After this he started a trucking career working for various firms until he retired in 2002.

He will be fondly remembered by his grandkids as the grandpa who would give them ATV rides, or rides on his home made moped. His kids will miss his wisdom regarding repair and maintenance of anything mechanical. He will be remembered as a self-taught welder, mechanic, and engineer. He was a humble man who never regarded his innate ability and strengths as anything of value. Only as his kids got older did they realize what gifts their dad possessed.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 3 p.m. at the Christian Fellowship Church, 417 Hanover St, Steinbach, MB. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald Street; Wpg., MB, R3L 0K6.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030

HELEN FAST (nee Braun)

Helen Fast (nee Braun) of Steinbach, MB passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital.

Helen was born April 30, 1932 in Blumenort, MB to Heinrich and Margaretha (Brandt) Braun. She leaves to mourn her sudden passing, husband Henry Fast, four brothers, John, Leo, Cliff, Jim and their wives, four sisters, Martha, Tina, Trudy, Naomi and their husbands, one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by their infant daughter Margarete Elizabeth, her parents Heinrich and Margaretha Braun, one brother, Menno and one sister, Elma.

Funeral service was held at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Steinbach on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030

1943 — 2008

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his residence in Morden, MB at the age of 65 years, Ed Pauls our beloved husband, father and grandfather went to his eternal rest after recently being diagnosed with cancer.

Edwin was born in his parents' home in 1943 in the RM of Hanover, MB. He moved with his family to the Morden area in 1946. In 1970, he married Ruth Enns, also of the Morden area, to whom he remained married for 38 years until present. Ed and Ruth resided in the Steinbach area for 21 years from 1971 thru 1992, returning to the Morden area in 1997.

While living in the Steinbach area Ed enjoyed playing on the hockey team and was also a member of the bowling league for Lund Boats for whom he worked for 11 years. He also loved working on his own hobby farm where he and his family raised pigs and chickens.

Upon moving back to Morden, Ed became a member of Hillside Community Church where he was head of the security team. He also took great devotion in taking his grandchildren to church with him and allowed them to learn about his Saviour, Jesus Christ. Ed was a fun loving grandfather who enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, being outdoors and playing card games.

Ed will be greatly missed by his wife, Ruth Pauls (nee Enns), his daughter, Connie and Steve Parent and their two children of Morden, and son, Floyd (and Christine of Winkler) Pauls and their two children of Steinbach. He is survived by two sisters and four brothers.

He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Destiny in 2003.

Funeral service was held on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Morden Mennonite Church. Interment followed at Southside Cemetery.

Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Pastor Jake Friesen, Wiebe Funeral Home, the serving group and all others who have sent prayers and given support during this difficult time.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to assist the family with expenses to Wiebe Funeral Home.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden, in care of arrangements,

1941 — 2008

It is with earthly sadness that we mourn the loss of Lena Plett, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and especially a friend to many.

Lena leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters Bernice and Brenda, her son Barry, her grandchildren, Shawna, Morrissa, Meralie, Andrea, William and Mitchel as well as a great-grandchild Trey; her siblings Peter Penner, Abe (Lilian) Penner, Clara (Peter) Harms, Ben (Claudia) Penner, and Martha (Ike) Fehr.

Lena was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Helen Penner, her husband Walter in 1996, two sisters-in-law, Helen and Lydia Penner.

But we don't mourn as those who have no hope. We, the family and friends, share the joy of Lena's graduation to heaven, to join Jesus and the many others that went before her. We, as believers, can share their joy because at the age of nine, Lena accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour, was baptized on the profession of her faith at the Steinbach MB Church and followed Jesus till her passing. We rejoice that Lena is enjoying the precious promise of Jesus who said "I go to prepare a place for you."

We, the family, wish to express our appreciation and gratitude for all expressions of sympathy and kindness especially the doctors and nurses and staff at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, and the many friends who stopped by to pray and encourage.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following two charities: Operation Outreach, 908 Lancaster Blvd., Milton, ON L9T 6A4 or Canadian Bible Society, 952 St. Mary's Road; Wpg., MB R2M 3R8.

Viewing will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church, corner of Lumber and Second, Steinbach on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 10 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030


With family by his side, during the early evening hours of Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 and after a brief illness, our father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully and entered his heavenly home.

Left to cherish fond memories, are: son Gordon, wife Diana; son Gary, wife Val; daughter, Carolyn Joy Hildebrand, husband, Wayne; daughter, Ruth Martens, husband Eric; son, Danny; daughter, Arlene Riediger, husband, Al; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Karlana Reimer, husband David, children, Natalya and Tristan; Krista Friesen, husband Nathan, children, Kai and Navi; Kevin Schellenberg, wife Melodie; David Schellenberg, wife Leanne, children, Jenelle and Riley; Jo Dee Rempel, husband Tim, son Cole; Lisa Gillespie, husband Scott; James Riediger, wife Sheila, daughter, Cadence; Tania Bueckert, husband, Danny.

Dave was predeceased by his son David Leroy in 1950 and beloved wife, Helen in 2002. He is survived by brother, William.

Dave, born in Steinbach in July of 1917, was a humble and compassionate man who devoted his life to God and Family. Dave and his wife of 62 years, Helen, served in the mission field in both Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba. In the 1950s Dave worked at the Steinbach Rest Haven for a number of years, serving both as an orderly and administrator. In the 1960s he and Helen started a church in Portage la Prairie, where along with the family, they lived for six years. In addition, Dad served as editor of The Messenger (EMC) Conference publication for 25 years, a position that he greatly enjoyed. Many a grandchild graced the cover of the magazine.

Throughout his life, Dave pursued a life of learning. In 1985, Dad attained his Bachelor of Religious Studies (BRS) degree at Steinbach Bible College. An excerpt from one of his journals reads: I doubt there was a prouder graduate than was 67-year-old Dave Schellenberg, when in 1985, he received his BRS. Another memorable time in Dad's life came when he was awarded the distinction of Archivist Emeritus, while working as the archivist for the EMC conference, a vocation he greatly enjoyed.

Our father had a passion for photography for much of his life. Back in the 1950s he would avidly develop black and white photos in our bathroom. Often the vinegary smell of photographic chemicals could be detected coming from his homemade lab. During the last 20 years of his life, Dave took an interest in computers and digital photography. He loved to take pictures of his family and the wonders of God's creations, especially sunsets. His latter years saw him publish numerous memoirs on the computer and develop a much loved blog site for all of us to enjoy.

We will dearly miss our father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We are all so thankful that his illness was brief prior to his passing. After all, a week before he left us, he was motoring around Steinbach on his scooter. God bless him in his heavenly home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kaethler and the nursing staff at Bethesda Hospital for ensuring Dad's comfort in his last days.

Dave's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will miss him dearly.

The funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Steinbach, MB with interment at Heritage Cemetery.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030


Jean, sweetheart of Duane for 31 years and best mom in the world to Hayley, Brooke and Taylor left to join her Heavenly Father, son Del and her mother in heaven on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008.

Besides her loving husband and daughters, she is survived by her father, John J. B. Funk; her brothers and sisters Leo (Kathy) Funk, Elayne (Peter) Goertzen, Mel (Margaret) Funk, Phillis (Eldon) Kroeker, Stacey Funk (fiancé Steven Scott); her mother and father-in-law Gilbert & Doreen Schultz; sisters-in-law Sheryl (Dale) Epp, Janelle (Jim) Yakubowski, 30 nieces and nephews, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

She was predeceased by her son Del Alan, mother Eva Funk, brother Dennis and sister Connie Maxine.

Jean was born in St Pierre, MB, June 1, 1956. She grew up in Steinbach where she attended elementary and high school. She continued her education and graduated from Winnipeg Bible College (now Providence College) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1978.

While at WBC she met the love of her life, Duane, and they were married Oct. 6, 1979. Jean left the familiarity of her family and, together with Duane, moved to start a new life in Saskatchewan. She worked hard alongside her husband and poured herself into homemaking and raising a family. Jean and Duane were blessed with a son, Del Alan born May 13, 1981 followed by their first daughter, Hayley Paige July 8, 1985. Sadly Del died Nov. 18, 1985. Another bundle of joy, Brooke Kara, arrived Jan. 28, 1987 followed by Taylor Drew born June 30, 1991.

Jean devoted her life to her faith. Her relationship with God can best be expressed through this quote: "I care not if I never raise my voice again for Him, if only I may love Him, please Him. Perhaps in mercy He shall give me a host of children that I may lead them through the vast star fields to explore His delicacies whose fingertips set them to burning. But if not, if only I may see Him, touch His garments, and smile into His eyes—ah then, not star nor children shall matter, only Himself" (Jim Elliott).

We will miss her and forever honour her memory in our hearts.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Dalmeny Bible Church, (Corner Wakefield & Main), Dalmeny, SK, Friday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Dalmeny Bible Church Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Compassion Canada—releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. (Gift cards available at the church). Compassion Canada, PO Box 5591, London, ON, N6A 5G8.

Dalmeny Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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