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2022 October 13
by D R Kurt
WOMB derives from Wilds Of ManitoBa
Alice Kolisnyk Memorial
Richard Kolisnyk Memorial
Stopping by Woods
"Whose woods these are I think I know.
My little horse must think it queer
He gives his harness bells a shake
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
The last verse of this poem by Robert Frost
were the closing words in Justin Trudeau's eulogy
to his father Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
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Margaret Alice Christina Kolisnyk (nee Scales)
April 24, 1921 to August 4, 2022
Robert Keith Kolisnyk
January 26, 1958 to May 28, 2018
Richard Gilbert Kolisnyk
November 13, 1927 to June 9, 2006
Richard "Rocky" Kolisnyk
December 14, 1950 to March 16, 2006
Cousin (Willa's Daughter)
CHERYL TURNER (nee DEANS) 1951 - 2006 On Thursday March 16, 2006 Cheryl Turner, beloved wife of the late Fred Turner, passed away at her residence in Transcona. Cheryl leaves to cherish in her memory her daughters Sherry Turner (Graeme Bonham), Kim Turner (Ryan Code). She will be missed deeply by her loyal dog Bear. She also leaves her siblings, Wayne Deans (Georgette), Glenda (Bob Carter), Kim Deans (Laurie), Cec (Terry Meachum), Erin Deans, Ron Deans (Dylene), Rich Deans (Marlene). She will also be missed by her sisters-in-law Marilyn Jones and Christine Turner, Auntie Alice and Uncle Richie and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Honourary pallbearers are David Jones, Dane Jones, Tom Turner, Kevin Turner, Jan Deans and Barry Napora. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday March 22, 2006 at Knysh Funeral Chapel 1020 Main Street.
October 17, 1924 to March 31, 2006
Mother's Brother-in-law (of Dorothy)
Dorothy Marion Lyon
December 31, 1922 to December 13, 2004
Mary Isabella Denholm
August 12, 1910 to July 25, 2004
MARY ISABELLA DUDGEON - DENHOLM 1910 - 2004 Mary completed her earthly journey on July 25, 2004, 18 days short of her 94th birthday. Mary was the youngest of James and Margaret Dudgeons seven children. She was predeceased by two sisters, Bessie Scales of Morden and Margaret Livingston of Dauphin; and four brothers, Andrew of Manitou, Peter of Darlingford, and Alex and Robert of Morden. The Dudgeon family grew up in the Shadeland (Thornhill) district of southern Manitoba. Their parents had emigrated from Scotland in 1886. Mary married Robert (Bob) Denholm of Oldhamstocks, Scotland. Morden, MB was their home for the next 30 years. They had two daughters, Cathy and Marlene. Mary was a life member (past president) of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, held offices at Presbytery and Synod levels of the Womans Missionary Society, and was active in the Morden Horticultural Society. When Bob retired, they moved to Winnipeg and served for three years as house parents at the Presbyterian Fellowship House. In 1964 they travelled to Scotland and lived for a year in Glasgow. On return to Canada, they settled into 22 years of retirement in Makinak, MB. Grandson Robert Sommerville was born during this time. He spent many carefree summers with Nan and Gramps before they moved to Winnipeg in 1980. After Bobs death, Mary resided at Riverside Lions Estates where she enjoyed the community life and independent living. In May of 2000 Mary became a resident at Meadowood Manor where she lived her declining years with great courage and tenacity. Cathy (John), Marlene and Robert (Dawn) wish to acknowledge the care and support of their extended Denholm and Dudgeon families, friends and neighbours - particularly Liz Morash. A special thank you is extended to the nursing home staff and aides at Meadowood Manor for their dedicated and compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on July 29 at Thomson "In The Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., Winnipeg. Rev. Martha McDowell of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will officiate. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you so choose, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY 1291 McGillivray Blvd
February 22, 1931 to February 29, 2004
Robert Cecil (Syd) Scales
November 3, 1928 to January 23, 2002
1963 to May, 2000
Cousin (son of Uncle Mel)
Junior Melvin (Mel) Kolisnyk
1926 to March 9, 2000
Uncle Mel inspired me greatly with his ability and interest in delving into abstract subjects concerning life, the hereafter and gave me different insights into problems and actions of other people and myself. He was strong willed and independent. Mel served in the US military. Mel is survived by his ex-wife Dorothy, their sons Alan, Paul (and family) and Chris, brothers Richard (and wife Alice and family), Raymond and Ken. Mel passed away quietly at his home in Santa Monica, California, following a long illness. I last visited Mel in March, 1999 and enjoyed dining out with him, Dorothy and Chris as well as visiting Paul's young family. Here are some images of Mel I would like to share. (click on an image to view a larger version)
Paul George Kolisnyk
November 5, 1902 to August 8, 1993
Ken, Rich, Paul (father of the 4 boys),
Wilhelmina Helen Lydia Deans
(Mom's twin sister)
April 24, 1921 to January 31, 1989
Aunt (Mom's Twin)
Wilhelmina and Alice on September 24, 1988,
WILHELMINA HELEN LYDIA DEANS (nee Scales) of Flin Flon, Manitoba will live forever in our hearts. Mom left peacefully and in her usual gentle way on Jan. 31, 1989. Mom will always be loved by her eight children and their families: Wayne, Glenda, Cheryl, Kim, Cecily, Roberta, Ron and Rich. Willa made loving memories for her 11 grandchildren. Willa's twin sister Alice, brothers Jimmy, Milt, Syd and sister Dot lover her dearly. Willa was predeceased by her infant son Jimmy in 1954, her father Wes Scales in 1962 and her mother Elizabeth Scales in 1988. Mom was proud to be of service in the Air Force for her country in the Second World War. Mom's chapel service will be held at Dadson Funeral Home at 2:15 pm on Saturday, Feb. 4, 1989. Mom will have a chapel service in her hometown Morden, Manitoba on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1989 at 12:15 pm and burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Refreshments will be served at the Legion by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary in both communities following services. In Flin Flon, Active Pallbearers are Bob Carter, Harley Evans, Gerry Fardoe, Dennis Hyndman, Alan Krassilowsky and Randy Peever. Honorary Guard are ex-service women. In Morden, the Active Pallbearers will be Roberta Deans, Kim Deans, Jan Deans, Bobby Kolisnyk, Joey Turner and Jeff Lawry. Willa's Honorary Pallbearers are Syd Scales, Milt Scales, Jimmy Scales, Stan Lyons, Terry Meachem and Robbie Dudgeon. Users are Rich Kolisnyk and Alan Dudgeon. Dylene Deans will attend the guest book. These words ("Why GOod Gave Mothers Hands?", below) express Mom's life, written in her honor dedicated by her eldest daughter Glenda. In fitting with Willa's lover for nature, donations can be made to: The Canadian Wildlife Federation. Donations can also be made to the following organizations: Pastorial Care Unit, c/o Flin Flon General Hospital or The Manitoba Cancer Society. The Deans children are very appreciative of not only the professional skills of the 4th floor nurses and a very humanistic man, Dr. Donaldson, but also their sensitivity and tender hands toward a special lady ... Our Mom.
Elizabeth (Bessie) Brownlee Scales
April 12, 1897 to September 16, 1988
Bessie and Wesley, July, 1960
Bessie with brother in law Bob Denholm,
July 16, 1901 to November 22, 1980
November, 1893 to July 25, 1962
Wesley in July, 1960
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wildlife and nature artist extraordinaire
(link to his official website at Wilds Of Manitoba)
August 31, 1913 to January 22, 2012
Artist and Canoeing Friend
Dr. William O. Pruitt, Jr.
(link to his official website at Wilds Of Manitoba)
1922 to December 7, 2009
Dr. William O. Pruitt, Jr.
Andrew David (Sid) Sidoli
November 12, 1968 to February 11, 2008
Andrew David (Sid) Sidoli
Sadly, on February 11, 2008, we lost our mate Andrew "Sid" Sidoli to a lengthy battle with melanoma. He leaves behind his beautiful Mom Joyce, sister Rebecca, brother-in-law Brett, niece Mia, nephew Jack, loving wife Elle, step-son Bailey, many family in Sydney, Melbourne and England and many, many friends all over the world. Sid, we know you are in Great Hands with your Dad Tino, both your passings were very untimely and we all miss you both greatly. Its hard to believe that we will not see you physically anymore but your spirit and soul will live long in our hearts. Everytime we have a BBQ we will have a beer for you. Everytime the boys are in the surf they will have a ride for you. You were a great son, brother, uncle, godfather, husband, step-father and friend who will never be forgotten!!! We love you and "Be Good".
Walter Peter (Bucky) Buckoski
November 7, 1930 to January 18, 2008
Walter (Bucky) Buckoski
June 30, 1931 to December 24, 2007
ARTHUR JAMES BROCKHILL June 30, 1931 - December 24, 2007
Thomas Claude Meadows
1926 to April 11, 2007
Dr. Tom Meadows
THOMAS CLAUDE MEADOWS, B. Sc., B. Ed., M. Ed., PhD Surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at St. Boniface General Hospital, Tom Meadows passed away at the age of 81 years. Tom will be greatly missed by his children, Ruth (Doug) Schappert, Raphael (Linda) Meadows and Bruce (Shelley) Bertrand-Meadows; grandchildren Anna, Lisa, Amy and Kayla, Isaiah and Talia, Tejas; brothers Donald (Leslie) Meadows, Edward Meadows and sister-in-law Tess Meadows. He was predeceased by his wife Gloria Meadows, sister Dorothy Smith, brother Robert Meadows, and sister-in-law Muriel Meadows. In addition to many other extended family members and friends, Tom will be particularly missed by his dog, Bucky who was his constant companion in later years and a source of comfort following the death of his wife Gloria in 2005. Tom was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba in 1925 and raised on the family farm just south of town. He received his early education at Roseneath School and his grade 12 at Minnedosa Collegiate Institute. After a brief time as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the close of the Second World War, Tom returned to Canada in order to further his education and obtained his Bachelor of Science, Principal's Certificate and Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in 1950, 1957 and 1958 respectively. Tom instructed in the public school system in both rural Manitoba (Carmen Collegiate, Flin Flon Collegiate and Roblin (Goose Lake Collegiate etc.) and within the City of Winnipeg (Miles Macdonell Collegiate) as both teacher and principal for more than 17 years. In 1962, Tom met and married Gloria and together they eventually had three children, Ruth, Raphael and Bruce. Tom and Gloria were very proud parents and supportive of the many activities in which their children became involved, be it music (jazz or classical), sports (swimming, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball) or other interests. Tom's love of canoeing and the wilderness was shared by all of his family. Over the years, the family spent countless days at the cottage on Big Whiteshell and enjoyed many canoe trips together. In 1967 Tom became a professor at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Education. While focusing his teaching on Science Education and Outdoor Education, Tom also continued to further his own education and achieved a Masters of Education from the University of Manitoba in 1971. A few years later, Tom obtained his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where the family lived for 15 months from May 1973 to August 1974. In addition to his many hours of studying and writing, Tom made sure to travel and explore the State of Texas with his family making many new friends and creating a variety of fond memories along the way. Upon his return to Manitoba, Dr. Tom continued to teach at the University of Manitoba until his retirement in 1990. Tom was also a very talented jazz piano and double bass musician and through the years the family jazz combo played countless gigs' together. Tom continued to delight people with his musical abilities and played with several orchestras (Winnipeg Pops Orchestra, Southglen Orchestra, Gig 1) throughout his retirement. Tom and Gloria were married for 43 years before her passing in November 2005. In addition to raising a family together, they shared a passion for music, nature and playing both bridge and cribbage together. They loved and respected each other deeply and shared a wonderful life together. Tom had a special affection for the dogs in his life and displayed a particular talent for training them even as a boy. Tom continued to walk his dog Bucky on a daily basis until the day before he was admitted to hospital and during the winter they were often found skijoring in the park together. Whether it was as a young man, with his family or on his own in later year, Tom was happiest out on the lake in his canoe with a paddle in his hand. We miss you Dad. May you be blessed with sunny skies and calm waters on your journey. Memorial Service to be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at St. George's (Crescentwood) Anglican Church, 168 Wilton St. at Grosvenor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200-6 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6 or the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St., Winnipeg, MB, R2L 1X3 BARDAL FUNERAL HOME CREMATORIUM 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474 Condolences: www.bardal.ca
December 7, 1953 to January 24, 2007
ROLF ZAWADOWSKI It is with great sadness that the family of Rolf Zawadowski announces his passing on January 24, 2007 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 53. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at Glen Eden Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Heather (McNeelands); daughters, Erica and Courtney; mother Eva Zawadowski; sister Rose (Robert) Dziadekwich (Randelle and Rochelle); mother-in-law Gaylia McNeelands; sister-in-law Janet (Gerald) Andrews (Jennifer and Lisa); as well as his beloved dog Leeshee, and extended family members in Germany, Poland and the U.S.A. He is predeceased by his father, Nikolaus. Also left to mourn Rolf are his huge circle of extraordinary friends whose lives he has touched over the years. Rolf was born December 7, 1953 in Whitemouth, MB, where he spent his early years on the farm before moving to Winnipeg at the age of 12. He attended David Thompson and Elmwood High Schools, after which he began his career at MTS, where he was employed up to the time of his passing. Rolf was a kind, considerate and selfless person, always putting the needs of others before him. His greatest joy in life was being a Dad to Erica and Courtney. They will miss his kind, gentle manner and support for everything they did. Rolf also had a special place in his heart for all of his nieces. He was a devoted son and a loyal friend, who could be counted on to help at any time. As his health declined, his determination, strength, and sense of humour continued to provide strength to his family up to his final hours. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital for care provided. Flowers respectfully declined. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit in his memory. Rolf will be deeply missed, but he lives on in the hearts of those he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much. Arrangements entrusted to: Glen Eden Funeral Home 4477 Main Street 338-7111
Arnold E. Monk
November 19, 1927 to August 26, 2006
ARNOLD E. MONK (ARNIE) With deep sadness, the family of Arnold E. (Arnie) Monk wishes to announce his passing at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg after a long fight against difficult odds. Arnie leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years Anne; daughters, Maureen and her husband Ian Irvine of St. Albert, AB, Lisa and her husband Scott Brooks; and son Jeff and partner Sue Hemphill all of Winnipeg. As well Arnie's grandchildren, Brett and Adam Brooks and Dixie and Evan Monk already miss their grampa very much. Also surviving Arnie are his sister Florence and brother Richard. Arnie was predeceased by his parents, Molly and Jack Monk of Winnipeg. Remembering Arnie at this time are his extended family, many former Eaton's colleagues, hockey buddies and friends from Kinsmen. Arnold was born November 19, 1927 in Winnipeg and spent his early years in Winnipeg's North and West Ends. From an early age he showed a high degree of interest in hockey and played in the tough outdoor CAKS league. He played for the Hibbing Saints in the 1940's and was eventually deemed skilled enough to be drafted by the Nottingham (England) Panthers. Arnie had already begun two other life journeys by this time-his relationship with his soon-to-be wife Anne and his career at Eaton's beginning in the Optical Department. Upon returning to Canada from his career in England and Europe, he settled into his life with Anne and began his work at Eaton's. He was a diligent and skilled worker showing great aptitude with clients needing personal, specialized care. He always had time for anyone who asked and spent many hours on his own time visiting his many hearing aid clients in their homes ensuring complete satisfaction with their products and their use. He was much more than a hearing aid specialist to his clients; he was their friend and was a friend who cared. Arnie worked for Eaton's for over 40 years and was able to travel extensively with Anne as a member of The Hearing Aid Society of Canada and The International Hearing Aid Society of the U.S. He held various positions in these Associations and made very effort to expand their reach to ensure that the hearing impaired were able to enjoy a fuller life experience through better hearing. Arnie was a dedicated member of The Kinsmen Club and made numerous lifelong friends there. Arnie kept in touch with many of his clients after he left Eaton's, which both surprised and pleased them all. He also remained active in the Hearing Aid Society long into retirement, which allowed him the chance to pass the torch to a new generation of hearing aid specialists. Soon after Arnie and Anne were married the Monk children began to appear. Separated by six years the three children were still able to enjoy many full family vacations including a trip to the wild west of Canada, many memorable stateside sojourns, fishing trips to The Whiteshell and swimming and sunning at Grand and other beaches. Arnie loved to drive his 1966 baby blue Ford Custom 500 to all points beyond the Perimeter with family in tow. He worked hard but fully enjoyed his time off with family. Later in life he also became an avid long distance runner and completed many marathons in Winnipeg, Paris and beyond. Arnie may not have considered himself a religious man yet rarely missed a Sunday service at Christ Lutheran Church. He lived a principled life and believed in the dignity of hard work, discipline and community mindedness. Arnie spent his retirement puttering around his home in Garden City, meeting his former hockey buddies for tea and story-telling, helping his children repair their homes the Shel Busey Way and co-coaching grand children Brett and Adam Brooks at their hockey games, practices and rec-room 2 on 1 pickup games. Grampa was proud of all four of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time as he could with each of them individually as time permitted. Sunday lunches at Grandma and Grampas were times of relaxation, great food and sharing of experiences. Arnie was a man of deep integrity, able to cheer even the smallest successes of his family. Arnie's best wishes to friends and family always came early, usually by mail and with a card including one of his clever yet poignant sayings handwritten inside. The family wishes to thank the staff of Seven Oaks General Hospital ICU and Geriatric Unit 4 for all their unheralded hard work and special care in making Arnie as comfortable as possible in his last few months. We also wish to thank neighbour Ken C. who was in the right place at the right time when Arnie suffered his cardiac arrest. We were grateful that we had Dad even that little bit longer. God Bless you Ken! While many friends and family visited Arnie regularly, his youngest daughter Lisa helped Dad immensely during his hospital stay giving constant loving attention to his appearance and making sure he was comfortable and entertained. Arnie's grandchildren all deserve special mention for their fearlessness and unfailing sense of duty when their grampa was doing poorly. He was indeed their hero and their outpouring of love and respect touched him. His caring spirit lives on in these young people. Cremation has taken place. Prayers will be said Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. and final services for Arnie will again be at Cropo on Thursday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor T. Chell officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Keller, John Perry, Norman Red Mann, Jeff Monk, Ian Irvine and Scott Brooks. Flowers are gratefully declined and the family would like to suggest a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Seven Oaks General Hospital. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
"The Urban Naturalist"
(link to his official website at Wilds of Manitoba)
September 16, 1947 to March 14, 2006
D.M. (Tod) Thurston
1925 to December 2, 2005
D.M. (TOD) THURSTON On December 2, 2005 our jubilant Toddy peacefully passed away at the age of 80, leaving memories of a proud man who deeply loved and truly enjoyed the fun things in life. Tod is survived by Irene, his wife of 53 years, and his five children: Cyd (Terry), Craig, Nancy (Ken), Donna (Bill) and Brent; as well as four grandchildren: Julien (Lori), Tanis, Michael and Josie, and one great-grandchild, Tea. Tod had a zest for life that he loved to share with his family and many friends. He and Irene would light up the room with their swinging duets, and tire out the grandkids with their dancing. Tod was a navy veteran, a professional hockey player and an accomplished businessman. He played hockey with England's Wembley Lions, various North American semi-pro teams, and the Manitoba Oldtimers. In 1990, he retired his business, Todston Enterprises Ltd., which imported and distributed many major wine and spirit brands. His competitive spirit remains, and is best exemplified in the way he lived each day to the fullest. We will miss you Toddy. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Tod's life at an informal noon luncheon on Wednesday, December 7, at Sts. Peter and Paul Manor, 375 Goulet St., in the main floor reception room. Flowers are gratefully declined. Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949 or toll free 1-888-233-4949. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.desjardins-funeral.ca.
Raymond Aime Olivier
December 1, 1955 to October 13, 2005
RAYMOND AIME OLIVIER December 1, 1955 - October 13, 2005 Peacefully with his family by his side, Raymond lost his battle with cancer. He fought his battle with great courage and with a deep faith that God would sustain him. His memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife Jacqueline (nee Hancox); his daughters, Monique and Suzanne (friend Remi Fiola); siblings, Denis (Henriette), Agnes (Jules) Prefontaine, Rita (Ted) White, Alf (Diane) and Suzie (Roy) Fraser. He will also be lovingly remembered by Jackie's family, his much beloved mother-in-law Sr. Denise LaFleche osb, Diana (Dennis) Pohl, Ron (Rose), Robert, Richard (Heather) and Lorraine (Andrew) Henry. Ray will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends too numerous to mention. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Dina (Girard); his brother Aime; nephew Larry; and his father-in-law, Ralph Hancox. Ray attended high school in St. Norbert where he met his best friend and soulmate, Jackie. They were married October 9, 1976. He remained a loving, supportive and devoted husband and father who was involved in all aspects of his daughters' lives. Ray was a man who put 150% into anything he took on, whether it was interpreting for the hearing impaired, working as a medical lab technologist or driving for City of Winnipeg Transit and Beaver Bus Lines. His enthusiasm went on to include Scouting, scuba diving, archery and his favourite pastime, Flight Simulator on the computer. He was a dedicated blood donor, having donated over 180 times. Ray also loved music and taught himself to play the guitar. Through his encouragement and guidance, he influenced so many young people in a positive way. You know who you are! We will be forever grateful for his videotaping skills and the treasured memories he preserved for us. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at CancerCare Manitoba, Palliative Care Program and Riverview Health Centre. Jackie would also like to thank her colleagues and friends at SBGH Labour Delivery for their tremendous and unwavering support. Special thanks to all those who kept us in their prayers and who made our lives a little easier in so many ways. Cremation has taken place. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Timothy Parish, 135 John Forsyth Road with Rev. Fr. Ray Baudry, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray's memory to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. A bientot! GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery Hwy. #1 E. at Navin
Brent Henry Brisson
1960 to August 24, 2005
BRENT HENRY BRISSON On August 24, 2005, Brent Brisson of Edmonton passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 45 years. Brent leaves his loving parents Remi and Marie Brisson and brothers Robert (Vivian) and Douglas (Leni) as well as nephew David and niece Katherine. Brent worked most of his adult life for the City of Edmonton. A Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Connelly-McKinley Ltd., 10011-114 Street (780) 422-2222, to send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com
April 11, 1916 to January 16, 2005
BILL BRIGDEN It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill Brigden on Sunday, January 16, 2005, at the St. Boniface General Hospital, at the age of 88 years. He will be remembered with love by his wife Marion; daughter Anne and her husband Ian Macdonald; son Rob and his wife Janice; and son Paul; grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan Brigden, Caitlin and Courtney Macdonald; brother-in-law Bill Patton; sisters-in-law, Blanche Parsons, Peg Brown, Donna Friesen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Bill was predeceased by his brother Fred Rush and his wife June. Born in 1916 and except for his Second World War service, Bill lived all his life in Winnipeg. He graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in 1932, and was in the drafting and engineering fields for a few years. Hundreds of people have paddled the fine canoes and kayaks he designed and crafted until he was 83 years old. Bill excelled in sports, especially swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. He paddled thousands of miles on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers from the family home he built on the bank of the Red River in St. Vital and on Lake Winnipeg from the family cottage. Bill won many Canadian Canoe Association solo and team competitions in canoeing and kayaking, among them the famous Flin Flon Canoe Derby and the Manitoba Le Voyageur Race. He was a member of the Winnipeg Canoe Club where besides competing, he coached and helped many others in various aspects of the sport. Bill was one of the competitors to represent Canada in tandem kayaking in the Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952. He was pleased to be an honorary member of the Manitoba Recreation Canoe Association and Canadian Canoe Recreation Association and was commended by them for his great contribution to the sport. Bill was honoured by the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Friday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. in Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Dr. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. WOJCIK'S ALL BELIEFS FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM 897 - 4665.
Nicholas (Nick) Hill
1932 to March 18, 2003
April 24, 1945 to May 20, 2000
Vicki's signature in my copy of her book
VICTORIA JASON Peacefully with her loving family at her side, Victoria departed on a new journey, May 20, 2000. She started her life April 24, 1945, in Durban, Man., daughter of Wasyl and Frances Polon. She attended school in Durban, married at an early age and moved to Herchimer (south of Churchill), where her love of the North began. Raising two young daughters there, she gained many strengths from her experiences. In 1966 she moved to Winnipeg and had her third daughter. She worked as a keypunch operator at Gambles, MTS, then CN. Four of the biggest highlights in her life was becoming a grandmother. In 1986 (twice), Garrett and Denine; 1991, Keith and 1994, Aleia. In 1990, she started training for her dream of returning to the North. These dreams were realized when she began her adventure of kayaking the Arctic. This journey carried on through the summers of 1991 to 1994 as she successfully kayaked the Northwest Passage, the only woman in history to ever do so. She put her adventures on paper, publishing her book (Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak), a national bestseller and toured the country, sharing her dreams and experiences of the North. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Angela Everts (Brian and Aleia) Debbie Peterson (Grant and Denine) Teresa Davey (Gregg, Garrett and Keith) loving sisters and brother; nieces and nephews, relatives and many wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her father Wasyl Polon in 1980 and mother Frances Polon in 1977. Mom loved freedom and solitude, always telling us and everyone to follow their dreams, wherever they may take you. "Kabloona," may your spirit be a "windsong" across the water. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Victorias memory to CancerCare Manitoba, 100 Olivia St., or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 301 - 352 Donald St. A celebration of her life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, in the chapel at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main St. at which friends and family are invited to share memories of Victoria. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow in the Glen Eden Reception Centre. Cremation has taken place and Victoria will be brought back to the North which she loved so much. Arrangements entrusted to: GLEN EDEN FUNERAL HOME 4477 Main Street.
June 11, 1937 to December 13, 1999
ALICE KATRINA CHAMBERS (nee LOEWEN) Died on December 13, 1999 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Alice is survived by three children, Anna Katrina Chambers, Andrew Keith Chambers and Paul William Chambers; five brothers, one sister and their families, Howard and Celine Loewen, Douglas and Willa Loewen, Bill and Shirley Loewen, Jim and Myrna Loewen, George and Arlene Loewen, Grace and Richard Seabrook; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Ada Loewen and her husband Keith William Chambers. Alice was born in Elkhorn, MB. The family moved to Winnipeg where she completed her education, graduating from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology. She moved to Ottawa to work at the National Research Council, where she met her husband Keith. They moved to England in 1965 and spent three years in Leeds where Keith completed his Ph.D. in Radiation Chemistry and Alice worked in the Pathology Lab at the Leeds Medical School. They returned to Canada in 1968 with their infant daughter Anna, and moved to Pinawa, MB. Alice and her family have lived in Pinawa since that time. Alice was very involved with her family, in many volunteer activities and in advocacy work for a clean and healthy environment. She received numerous awards and honours for her services. Alice and her family would like to thank all of the friends and neighbours who tried so hard to make life bearable during these difficult times. Alice was particularly indebted to her children who never wavered in their courage and cure, especially to Paul who put his life on hold to stay with and care for her. Many thanks to the nurses in the Oncology Department at the Victoria Hospital for all your cheerful and supportive care. Thanks also to the nurses at the Pinawa Hospital and especially to the Palliative Care nurses, Myrna Klassen and Cheryl Smith. You are a special group of people. Memorial service to be held at the Lewis Centre Auditorium in Pinawa, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fort Whyte Foundation - Taiga Station Trust, care of The Fort Whyte Foundation, 1961 McCreary Rd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9. Russell Funeral Homes Ltd. & Crematorium of Beausejour, MB in care of arrangements; 1-204-268-2263.
William (Bill) C. Mason
Lawrence Donald (Laurie) Brethauer
1930 to October 6, 1983
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Fish Story '99
The last two summers I (Donna) outfitted 3-day canoe camping trips for a friend, Jo-Ann and her two sons Brad and Derek. Other friends came along for the opportunity to canoe to a new location, to practice their strokes, or just relax. Rick came along because he enjoyed the outing the first year with the boys, sharing his knowledge of fishing from spending many years fishing with friends in more remote locations. Brad and Derek are avid fishers, Derek being the one who starts at the crack of dawn; he is still fishing after he dozes off, talking in his sleep about the one that got away.
Ken Scarf's Outfit about 1920
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