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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 29

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Date: Saturday, 9 July 2016, at 8:45 p.m.

June 21, 1926 to Jan. 8, 2003

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother passed away peacefully into the hand of our Lord, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, with her family at her side at Holy Family Nursing Home.

Dorothy was born June 21, 1926 at Craik, Sask. She moved at an early age, growing up, schooling and living most of her life in Dominion City, Man.

Mom had many passions and talents. She explored her artistic nature, studying ballet, tap dance, baton and piano. As a young woman, she worked as an elevator operator at Eaton's in Winnipeg, Man.. It was after this that Mom and Dad married and she raised her family.

Mom taught tap, ballet, baton and tumbling to many children in Dominion City and Emerson, Man. and Hallock and Lancaster in Minnesota and Pembina, North Dakota. Mom and her students worked very hard, taking great pride in their recitals, until she was forced to give it up due to ill health.

In life, Mom wore many hats. She was a member of the Eastern Star, a Sunday school teacher, sang in the United Church choir, a member of the United Church Women's group, a member of the Dominion City community club, volunteered with many community events and was a reporter for the area newspapers The Carillon and Emerson Journal. She was also a hard campaigner for the local Conservative Party.

Mom and Dad loved to travel. They took many trips to the Bahamas, Hawaii, the Florida Keys and Barbados. They traveled by motor home, south to Arizona and California for 15 years, making Fountain of Youth their second home. She loved to camp and golf with friends and spent hours immersed in her crafts and needlework. She had a great passion for the sport of hockey and enjoyed following figure skating. She loved to be outside in the sunshine. Mom tried her hand at taking Spanish lessons and painting lessons. In her younger days she enjoyed speed skating.

Mom experienced many trying times in her life, but through her love and determination, her legacy will forever be held dear in the hearts of her family and friends.

Mom leaves behind her husband Maurice; son David; daughters, Nicki and Hank (Bogers) and Carla and Shaun (Martin); her cherished grandchildren, Dustin, Dana and Kyle, as well as her little "baby" Fritz.

Mom has gone to join her father Alton (1986) and her mother Elsie (June 2002) and stepfather Joe Wallace (July 2002).

Special thanks to all of the home care workers from Selkirk and Dominion City, and We Care (Selkirk). If it had not been for your kindness and caring, we would not have been able to keep our mom at home for as long as we were able to. Thank you to Dr. Fraser and the nursing staff at the Morris Hospital and Red River Lodge for all the care given over the years and during her stay at the home.

Our family would like to express our appreciation for Dr. Connelly and the Holy Family Nursing Home, especially the staff on St John's Ward, who daily gave such love and devotion to our mother and tremendous moral support to our family, these last three years. You have made the transition easier and have made all our lives richer.

A celebration of Mom's life took place Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, 2 p.m. in the Dominion City United Church. A gathering of family and friends followed at the Dominion City Community Hall. Interment will take place at a later date.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dominion City United Church or Holy Family Nursing Home, 165 Aberdeen Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2W 1T9.

The family would like to make a memory book of Mom's life. If you have a special story or memory of Mom, we would appreciate you writing them down and sharing them with us.

I Need to Say Good-bye Although You're With Me

I need to say good-bye although you're with me
I stand beside your grave, yet you are here.
I miss you terribly
But when I turn to you, you're always near.
I talk to you as though you lived within me,
Not changed but simply moved in from outside.
I know each day you must a little leave me,
But here, as always, you must be my guide.
You were and are and will be, just as ever,
In many minds and hearts, not only mine.
No physical event can such love sever.
Death is a dimension, not a line.
And so good-bye does not mean you are gone;
So long as I still love you, you live on.

Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach, Man.


It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Fred Melnychuk, beloved husband of Mary, of Caliento, Man., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003 at the Vita District Hospital. Fred had reached the age of 80 years.

Fred was born Oct. 7, 1922 to Iwan and Maria (Bodnarchuk) Melnychuk at Caliento. It was here that he met Mary Gushuliak and on June 22, 1945 our parents were united in marriage. Fred purchased a farm nearby, and he and his new bride moved onto the farm, and during this time three children were born to make this family complete.

During the first few winters, to supplement his farm income, Fred took up employment in the bush camps of Ontario, where he labored as a pulpwood cutter and later assisted the cook in the kitchen, feeding as many as 300 to 400 hungry bush workers. Later, the income off the farm was enough to support the family, so he was able to stay at home and look after the cattle and make his own feed.

When Fred turned 65, he retired from active farming, although he still kept busy making hay for other farmers in the area. Fred loved the great outdoors. Hunting or fishing were his favorite pastimes, but he also enjoyed gardening and taking care of his yard and fruit trees.

Besides his loving wife of 57 years, Mary (nee Gushuliak), Fred is survived by two sons: Edward and Johanna and daughter Pamela of Ignace, Ont.; Lloyd and Marie and their children, Sylvia (Jamie) of Vita, Man., Jeff (Denise) of Winnipeg, Man., Crystal (Greg) and their son Tristen and Brian, all of Vita; son-in-law David Semeniuk and daughter Tannis (Dan) of Winnipeg; one brother, Andy (Sophie) Melnychuk and three sisters-in-law: Gertie, Joyce and Kay Melnychuk. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Fred was predeceased by his grandparents: Iwan and Hafia Bodnarchuk; his parents: Iwan and Maria Melnychuk; six brothers: Mike of Caliento, Bill of Vita, Steve of Wawanesa, Man., Pete of Ninette, Man., Harry of Vita and Nykola of Bjorkdale, Sask,; two sisters: Hania Danyleko of Tolstoi, Man., and Nellie Waskul of Arbakka, Man. He was also predeceased by his children: infant son Marvin Roy (Miroslav) and Margaret Joan Semeniuk of Winnipeg in 2002.

Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 13, 11 a.m. at Loewen Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, Man., with Rev. Fr. Ihor Royik officiating. Interment followed in Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic cemetery at Arbakka North. Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Vita District Health Centre.

Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach.


It is with great sorrow that the family announces the peaceful passing of Jean Fontaine on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003.

Jean leaves to cherish his beautiful memory, his loving wife, Thérèse (nee Pitre) of 57 years; nine children, Jeannette Staples, Louise (Gilles) Jeanson, Raymond (Gisèle), Roland (Caroline), Paul (Shelley), Johnny (Mary), Daniel (Suzanne), Gisèle Pottinger (Bob), Monique (Joey) St. Marie; also 26 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn is Jean's one brother Rosaire; and his two sisters, Sr. Roseanna Fontaine S.F.M.M. de Québec, and Marie Jeanne Fontaine; his numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Jean enjoyed working as a truck driver for 40 years, finally retiring at the age of 63 from C.N.R. During his retirement Mom and Dad enjoyed many fishing trips and travelling to Edmonton (by train, which was a real treat). Dad always looked forward to family gatherings where his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him so much joy and happiness.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. G. Lemoine, and the nurses at Ste. Anne Hospital. And a special thanks to Louise, Fran and Sr. Rioux for their care and support shown towards Dad at Villa Youville.

A celebration of Jean's life was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m., at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 rue Des Meurons. A gathering of family and friends followed in the Desjardins reception centre.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Jean's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 12013, Stn. Brm. B., Toronto, ON, M7Y 2L3 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, The Heart and Stroke Building, 6 Donald St., Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6.

The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

1917 -­ 2003

Diedrich Klassen, age 85, died peacefully Jan. 11 at the Menno Home in Grunthal, Man. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Ruth in 1961 and by his wife Maria in 2001.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughters: Marguerite (Bernie) Friesen, Kathy (Dennis) Teetaert, Evelyn (Peter) Thiessen; grandchildren: Gloria, James (Ange), Tim and Roy Friesen, Devin and Martine Teetaert, Paula, Brian and Will Thiessen; great-granddaughter Taylor Friesen and many friends and relatives.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Duerksen and the staff at Menno Home for their compassionate care.

The funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m., at Christian Fellowship Church, Steinbach, Man. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Diedrich Klassen may be made to the Menno Home Foundation, Box 280, Grunthal, MB R0A 0R0

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.

1916 ­- 2003

Our mother was born April 16, 1916 at Hochstadt near Kleefeld, Man. While working in the Altona area, she met our dad, Henry H. Funk from New Bergthal, Man. They fell in love and some time later on July 7, 1940 exchanged wedding vows in a tent shelter at Hochstadt. This union produced three sons: Art, Albert and Elmer.

Mother was a very hard working person who loved the Lord and brought up her children to appreciate these values as well. She was active in the church, serving as Sunday school teacher for many years. She had a great love for children. This love brought two foster children into our home, namely Eddy and Giselle.

In 1976 our parents retired to Steinbach, Man., where mother, together with friends carried on her passion of quilting blankets for Mennonite Central Committee.

After Dad passed away in 1997, life became more difficult for Mother. Failing health and loneliness sapped her energy. Her children and later Home Care helped to carry Mother's load.

In October 2001 Mother was admitted to Rest Haven Nursing Home. Her health slowly kept deteriorating. Her family celebrated Christmas together with Mother, Dec. 31, 2002.

After the gathering, Mother's health failed rapidly. With son Elmer at her bedside on Jan. 11, 2003, God gently called her to a prepared mansion.

Missing her greatly are her three sons: Art (Dorothy) of Ironbridge, Ont., Albert (Marlene) of Landmark, Man., and Elmer (Brenda) of Landmark, Man.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Agatha (Ben) Voth and Kay Peleck; one brother, Abram Sawatzky; two sisters-in-law, Rachael (Virgil) Earle and Marg Sawatzky.

"Rest in Peace, Mother"

The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man. Interment at Silberfeld CMC Cemetery.

If friends so desire donations in Mary's memory may be made to Rest Haven Foundation, 185 Woodhaven Ave., Steinbach, MB R5G 1K7

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.

March 30, 1921 ­- Jan. 11, 2003

A man of strong character and great dignity, Jacob K. Toews of Steinbach, passed away at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Steinbach, Man., Jan. 11, 2003.

Jake was born to Peter T. and Eva Toews in the R.M. of Tache. He married Susan Doris Penner of Lowe Farm in 1941. They had three children: Bernard, Barbara and Margaret.

He was predeceased by his son Bernie; his parents; and brothers, Peter K. Toews and George K. Toews.

He is survived by his wife Susan Doris of Woodhaven Manor; daughters Barbara (Bob) Walker of Edmonton, Alta.; Margie (Zave) Hera of Winnipeg, Man.; daughter-in-law Dianne Toews of Winkler, Man.; grandchildren, Sherri (Rick) Adams of Morden, Man., Rob (Elsie) Toews of Winkler, Maya and Evan Hera; and great-grandchildren, Jessie and Libby Adams and Nicolas Toews.

The family would like to express great appreciation and thankfulness to the wonderful staff at Rest Haven for providing a caring and peaceful place for Dad in his last years. We would also like to thank the staff for the support and compassion shown to the family, as well as a thank you to Dr. Krahn for his compassion when we needed him.

A celebration of Jake's life was held at the Chortitzer Mennonite Church in Steinbach, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003. Interment at Randolph Cemetery.

Donations in Jake's memory may be made to the Rest Haven Foundation, 185 Woodhaven Ave., Steinbach, MB R5G 1K7

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.


Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, MB, Kathleen Arlene Fontaine of Woodridge, MB, passed away at the age of 77 years.

She is survived by seven children: Claudette Bordun of Winnipeg, MB, Barry (Tina), Jeannette (Melvin) Styve, Lucille Sebastyen, Eileen (Tyrus) Boutang, Morris and Wayne, all of Woodridge, 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, as well as two sisters: Thelma and Betty and one brother Leslie. She was predeceased by her husband Ovila in 1988, two sons: Marcel and Arnold, one grandson Arthur Ascoli, two sisters: Emily and Frances and a brother Jimmy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. at the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church in Woodridge with Msgr. Albert Frechette officiating. Viewing will take place at the church prior to the service and interment will follow in the Woodridge cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach.

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