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MANITOBA - Winnipeg - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

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Olga Helen Trainer
October 16, 1914 - March 12, 2005
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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

Peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2005, Olga passed away at the Concordia Place Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. Left to cherish Olgaís loving memory are her daughters Marianne (Tom) McClusky and Evelyn Sigurdson; sisters Anne Dragan of Winnipeg and Stephanie (Steve) Cymbaluk of Florida. Olga is also survived by grandchildren Wendy (Bruce) Boroski and children Tia, Ali and Adam; Linda McClusky; Bob (Maryn) Sigurdson and children Dana and Devon; Brenda (Mel) Adams and children Stacey (Ciara and Mya), Tamara and Crystal. Olga was predeceased by her loving husband Robert of 41 years - they are together again. Also by her parents Alexander and Nellie Dragan and brother Alec Dragan. Olga was born in Winnipeg, October 16, 1914. She attended Margaret Scott, Isaac Newton and St. Johnís Schools. She then attended Success Commercial College. In 1938 she married Robert Trainer. After raising her daughters, she worked at Eatons in the drug department until her husbands failing health, when she lovingly dedicated many years to caring for him. While small in stature, she possessed a huge heart, always putting other peoples needs before her own. She was a perfectionist through and through. This was evident in her gardening and especially baking (every cookie was the same size). No one ever left her house hungry. Olga spent almost five years at the Concordia Place Personal Care Home. She was a private person there, but appreciated the care given to her. She was blessed with visitors almost everyday. This past fall she enjoyed her 90th birthday party there surrounded by family. We express our gratitude to all the staff for their care and kindness. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue with viewing one half hour prior to the service. Interment and reception will follow. Olga was blessed these last few days as we held her hand until Jesus took it. We love you.

John Richard Warkentine
Funeral arrangements by
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

Peacefully, on Thursday, February 24, 2005, John R. Warkentine passed away at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg. He was 76 years old. John was born in Winnipeg on July 15, 1928, the only son of John Cornelius and Helen Warkentine (nee Wiebe). A graduate of Kelvin High School, he began his working career as an apprentice clerk with the Hudson Bay Co. in northern Ontario. He returned to Winnipeg in 1950, where, upon his Confession of Faith, he was baptized as a member of First Mennonite Church. Later on that same year, he met and married Kathrine Dueck. The marriage was to last for 54 years. The house on Strathcona Street was purchased in 1951, and the family grew in 1954 with the birth of a son, Gordon. In the ensuing years, John pursued a wide variety of interests - among them reading, photography, anthropology, and of course, fishing. First and foremost, however, was his devotion to his family. John retired from his position as a store manager for Astral Photo in 1993. The years following were at times difficult, due to a variety of health issues. Still, through it all, John maintained a quiet dignity, always managing to look toward the brighter future certain to be found just around the next bend in the river of life. He was predeceased by his father in 1950, and his mother in 1994. Surviving are his wife Kathrine and son Gordon, one brother-in-law Ernie Dueck (wife Jean), and three sisters-in-law Charlotte Barg, Carol Froese, and Agnes Ward. He will also be sadly missed by his many cousins, whom he considered to be his brothers and sisters. As per John's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Avenue. In lieu of flowers, should friends and family so desire, donation in John's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the Mennonite Central Committee. Gone Fishing!

Neil Gauntlett McBeath
Funeral arrangements by
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

NEIL GAUNTLETT McBEATH Neil McBeath, age 79 passed away at the Grace Hospital on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Neil was predeceased by his brothers, Hugh and Edward (Teddy). He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Irene; his son Peter and wife Lorraine and grandchildren, Daniel and Andrea and his daughter Mary Hill and grandchildren, Jennifer, Kenneth and Kristopher; two brothers, Colin (Grace) and Billy (Sally) and their families. Neil was very involved in the community as a long time Scout leader and Kiwanian with the Kiwanis Club of St. James. He enjoyed spending time with his family, trips to the cottage at Belair, golfing and travelling. The family would like to thank the staff at the Grace Hospital for the care given to Neil during his illness. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, February 7, at the St. James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate Street. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers should friends so desire, please make a donation in memory of Neil to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to: CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE 885-9715

Mercia McFadyen
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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

Suddenly on Saturday, February 5, 2005 Mercia McFadyen, age 67 passed away at the Health Sciences Centre. Mercia was predeceased by her husband Bill, in November 1994. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, Laurie (Bruce) Ritchie, David McFadyen and Janet (Terry) Hildebrand; grandchildren, Darren (Rhonda) Ritchie, Charla (Lee) Rimmer, Melissa (Stefan), Ryan Ritchie (Jamie), Erica Edinborough and Kalyn McFadyen; great-grandchildren, Quinn and Nolan Ritchie and her sister Carol Smith and family. Mercia will be sadly missed by her many brothers and sisters-in-law and their families. Mercia retired in 1995 from the Children's Hospital recovery room, where she worked as a Unit Assistant for 25 years. Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, a donation to the Children's Hospital, CE501-840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, R3A 1S1, would be appreciated. "When it's time to leave this world some day, the only thing you get to keep is what you give away."

Ronald Rusnak
Funeral arrangements by
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, Ron passed away at the Grace Hospital on Friday, February 4, 2005 at the age of 52 years. He is survived by wife Maureen (nee Stephen), and sonís Bradley and Jeffrey. Siblings Dorothy (Herb) McPherson, Orton, ON; Fred (Wendy), Elmvale, ON; Walter (Jan), Toronto, ON; Nick (Joan), Winnipeg, MB; Mike (Karen), Kitchener, ON; Carol (Ed) Strecker, Portage La Prairie, MB; Diane Gleeson, Edmonton, AB; Marilyn Johnson, Grande Prairie, AB; Nancy Mehkary, Winnipeg, MB; and many nieces and nephews also survive him. He was predeceased by parents Robert and Mary Rusnak, and brother John. Ron was born in Portage La Prairie, MB, and moved to Thompson at the age of 17, where he lived for 14 years. The family then moved to Winnipeg, where Ron owned and operated his own painting and decorating company. His many hobbies included camping, fishing, cross-country snowmobiling, woodworking, winemaking, and bowling. Ron was a 9 year member of Kinsmen, and recognized as Master Kinsmen in 1986. He was also a current member of the ANAF Unit 283 in Winnipeg. The family would like to thank Dr. P. Harris and all the Grace Hospital Cancer Care nurses for their strong showing of care and support throughout his battle. A memorial service will be held at The Bridge Church, 3421 Portage Ave W. (SW corner of Portage Ave. W and Perimeter Hwy) at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, ON1160-675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

Cecil "Cec" Copley Jamieson
April 30, 1911 - February 04, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

Dearly loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Cec Jamieson, passed away at St Boniface Hospital in his 94th year. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Violet, his children Lloyd (Dorri), Ruth, Judy (Tony) his grandchildren Marne (Bruce), Paul, Allison (Brad) and Laura (Matt) and great grandchildren Connor, Sawyer, Sarah, and Iris. Cec also leaves to mourn him, his brother Stanley (Mavis) and sister Eva Wright. Dad was born in Bristol QC. receiving his education there and in Aylmer QC. He joined the Royal Bank in Aylmer, worked for the Credit Bureau in Ottawa, moved to the Winnipeg Credit Bureau in 1943. Cec joined Winnipeg Supply and Fuel in 1947, eventually serving as General Credit Manager with responsibilities from the Lakehead to Vancouver. Semi-retired, he worked part time for numerous small businesses in Winnipeg and Manitoba. Cec was an active and contributing member of the United Church of Canada, from Southminster in Ottawa, Home Street, Maryland and Fort Garry Congregations in Winnipeg. He held many positions in the Church: Chairman of the Board of Home Street and Member of Winnipeg Presbytery. He was one of the last Ordained Elders in the United Church. He was a man who loved to work with young people as a facilitator and was instrumental in assisting them to establish the Latin Quarter coffee house at Home Street United Church where he and Vi were counsellors. He was a Founding Member of the St Matthew's Maryland Community Ministry and served for many years as Treasurer. Dad belonged to the Canadian Credit Association and the Credit Grantor's Association where he served as President of the Winnipeg Association and Director of the Canadian Association. He was a member of the Canadian Credit Men's Organization (now "Creditel") serving on the Area Advisory Committee and as Chairman. He was a Director of the Winnipeg Better Business Bureau. Dad gave to his community in many ways. He was an active member of the Cosmopolitan Club of Winnipeg where he served as First Vice President and President and was made a life member. He belonged to Cosmopolitan International. He served on the Home and School and Parent Teacher Federation, holding the position of President of the Laura Secord School Association. He was many years on the volunteer board of the Seniors Job Bureau ( now 50 Plus Job bank Inc.) and was treasurer and life member of the Fort Garry Historical Society. Dad enjoyed his garden in Fort Garry and found pleasure and fulfilment in relaxing and puttering at the Cottage on Falcon Lake. He is our rock and strength. His quiet humour will long be remembered. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. Many thanks to the wonderful folks in the Palliative Care units at Riverview and St Boniface hospitals and the Home Care visitors for their support and assistance during the final weeks. If friends so desire, donations in Cec's memory may be made to Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road, Winnipeg, MB R3T 3L8.

David "Dave" Neil Morrison
Funeral arrangements by
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

On Thursday, February 10, 2005, Dave Neil Morrison passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Beth. Dave is survived by his wife Marilyn; sons Michael and Andrew and step-son Michael; brothers Bill (Tania), Don (Barb), Jim (Wilma) and sister Sally (Cris). He will also be missed by his Goddaughter Milissa. Dave followed his dads foot-steps and was employed at Canadian Pacific Railways since the age of 17. Dave was a family man first and foremost. His family was his first priority in his life. Dave had one passion in his life and that was Motorcycles. He was a life time member of the Manitoba Motorcycle Club and a member of the sister club Midwest Motorcycle of Bemidji, Minnesota. His one dream came true in 2004 in buying his Harley Davidson. Dave is survived by numerous friends, to many to mention as he touched many lives. A celebration of Dave's life will be held on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Honey, you are my Midnight Rider. Love Marilyn.

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