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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 18, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba A32 www. passages. winnipegfreepress. com WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 TEST VICTOR JOHN EWERT February 13, 1943 – April 13, 2015 Peacefully at his home, after a two year battle with cancer, Vic Ewert went to be with his Lord. He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gwendolyn, children Dean ( Trish Laramee), Winnipeg, Denaye ( Mike) Dorge, Langley, B. C.; grandchildren; Jordon Ewert, Eric, Kaylee and Taylor Dorge. Vic had a warm caring spirit and will be greatly missed. A celebration of Vic’s life will take place Monday, April 20, at 1: 00 p. m. at the Springs Church, 725 Lagimodière Blvd., Winnipeg, MB. Interment at the Mennonite Memorial Gardens. DOROTHY MAY FREHS ( nee MAGUIRE) April 21, 1922 - April 16, 2015 Dot passed away peacefully in her sleep at Concordia Place, in the company of her family. Her brightness, joy of life and positive disposition remained with her until the end. Predeceased by her husband Wally, her parents, John and Effie, and her brother Jim, she is survived by her sister Patricia, daughter Elaine, sons Wayne and Jim, grandchildren Ben, Mike, Andrew, Jeremi and Cloe, and greatgrandchildren Leah and Nathan. Born in the family’s Fort Rouge apartment, Dorothy brought a sense of resiliency through her entire life. She attended Kelvin High School, and was employed during the war years at Fort Osborne Barracks, followed by work with the Provincial and Federal Governments, and the City of Winnipeg. Many of her joys included teaching Sunday school, gardening, painting, good food and drink, outings and exchanges with her friends and neighbours, long trips with her husband and the company of her grandchildren. In her retirement she was able to travel throughout North America with her family and was able to fulfill a lifelong dream when she visited the Grand Canyon. A memorial in celebration of her joyous life will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. at 2: 00 p. m. on Monday, April 20, 2015. A special thanks to the staff and management of Concordia Place for their care and comfort to Dorothy and her family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Dorothy would always say that we should count our blessings. Her family would like to say thank you to her with blessing all of us with her smile. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www. glenlawn. ca Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204- 982- 7550 MANUEL DA CONCEICAO GONCALVES Peacefully, with family at his side, Manuel passed away on April 15, 2015 at the age of 83. Born in Vale da Serra, Portugal, he moved to Canada with his family in 1973. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Gertrudes, sons Antonio ( Nelia) and Sergio ( Tracey), five grandsons, Marcio, Bruno, Thomas, Austin and Jordan. He is survived by his sister Lucia of Portugal. He was predeceased by his daughter Filomena, sisters Alzira, Encarnacao and Maria. He will be sadly missed by family and friends in Winnipeg, Portugal and England. Manuel worked for many years with Nelson River Construction. Upon retiring he enjoyed the opportunity to return to Portugal and spend time with his family and friends until his health deteriorated. He was a simple man devoted to his family. Our gratitude to the wonderful caregivers of Calvary Place Personal Care Home for the support, care and compassion provided to Manuel over the years and in his final days. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 8: 00 p. m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 23 at 10: 00 a. m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 181 Austin St. N. Interment will be in the Garden of Traditions at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens where Manuel will be buried next to his loving daughter Filomena. 204- 586- 8044 LUCIEN ( MIKE) JOYAL On Monday, April 13, 2015 Mike passed away at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 80 years. In compliance with Mike’s wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB in care of arrangements 204.897.4665. For those who wish to sign Wojcik’s online Guest Book please visit our website at www. wojciksfuneralchapel. com TEST TEST BARBARA LOUISE GOODWIN August 25, 1925 - April 4, 2015 Barbara Louise Goodwin passed away in Calgary on April 4, 2015, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Barbara was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on August 25, 1925. She grew up there surrounded by her family, including her parents, Paul and Mabel Law; two brothers ( Harold and Bob); three doting aunts ( Margaret, Helen and Dorothy) and many other aunts, uncles and cousins on farms in the surrounding area. She married the love of her life, Guy Richard Goodwin, on August 25, 1946, then moved to Halifax. Later they relocated to London, Ontario, where Dick started his newspaper career. This led to a fascinating life for Barbara with lots of travel ( including happy years in Calgary, Medicine Hat and Winnipeg), entertaining and meeting interesting people. Barbara enjoyed all of this and was an excellent hostess and partner with her husband. Barbara had a love of beautiful things and spent time in her garden and on her home. She was an attractive woman who always liked to look her best. She is survived by her son Guy Goodwin ( Lou); her daughter Anne Crossley ( Jim); and her grandchildren, Christopher Goodwin ( Shannon), Garth Goodwin ( Deanna), Catherine Watson ( Jay) and April Page ( Alex), as well as five great- grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all. A private family service will be held in Calgary, where Barbara has resided since 2002. The family would like to thank the staff of Southwood Care Centre for their excellent care over the last eight years. Photos, memories, stories and condolences may be shared with Barbara’s family through www. choicememorial. com. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society ( www. alzheimer. ca/ ab), in Barbara’s memory. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services ( 403) 277- 7343. MARJORIE ( BEBSIE) ( FONTAINE) GILMOUR ( RED EAGLE WOMAN) ( AUNTIE MOMMA) ( NANA) RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVOR, SAGKEENG OJIBWAY FIRST NATION 1945 - 2015 With her family holding her close, our beloved Marge passed away peacefully at the age of 69 years on April 16, 2015. Marge lived life with exuberance. She was a vital force within her family and a woman of dedicated service to her family and to the Sto: Lo First Nation elders in British Columbia where she was bestowed the name “ Red Eagle Woman”. Mourning her passing are her beloved, dedicated, devoted husband Terry, children Sheldon ( Lillian), Cheryl, Jeffery, Michelle ( Jesse), Bonnie ( Seayenna) and Valerie, grandchildren Jessica, Hayley, Anthony, Cameron, Alexa, Duncan, Markus, Chase, Jaxon and Jakob, great- grandchildren Maya and Jai, siblings Marie, Theodore ( Morgan) and Shirley ( Jon), and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and special Elders. Marge was predeceased by her parents George A. and Margaret Cecilia, her brothers Leon and Clifford, sister baby Georgina, sisterin- law Irene, aunts and uncles, Mishoom and Kookum, many beloved cousins, and extended family members. Marge and Terry shared a loving marriage of dedication, humour, commitment to family and enjoyment of the natural world, living many years in Surrey and Chilliwack, BC, captivated by the beauty and bounty of their environment. While in Chilliwack, Marge developed meaningful relationships with her First Nation Elders. She and Terry travelled extensively, driving throughout Canada with their spunky dog Buddy. Settling in close to Powerview, their more recent years have been lived in quiet splendor along the edge of the Canadian Shield, sharing their land and gardens with deer, bears and nature’s beauty. Marge’s childhood years at Sagkeeng Ojibway First Nation were happy and carefree, surrounded by loving parents, grandparents and extended family. Her early years of bliss were abruptly cut off when she was taken in by the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School, where she spent 10 years. Her life for the next 50 years was marked by her efforts to deal with the aftermath of this experience. In her later years, with the support of her husband and family, she began to confront the reality of what had happened to her at residential school and the journey of reconciliation. Marge endured the struggle and adversity of stereotyping, and racism of being a First Nation woman in a Caucasian workforce. With the aid of her husband, she overcame the barriers of discrimination and completed her Nurses’ Aide Diploma in Chilliwack. She stood proudly and as an equal among her peers, excelling in her career. She was highly respected as a nurses’ aide, colleague, friend and family member for her empathy, fearless emotion, and loving nature. Despite her own years of health challenges, Marge cared for others with all her heart. Of Mom’s many accomplishments, her sobriety was her most cherished. Her devotion and commitment for her children to live a good life was a strong motivator. Mom was grateful for her children to experience a world of opportunities, peace and serenity. Thank you to the family who have come together at this difficult time, to the staff of Seven Oaks Hospital, Peritoneal nurse Elaine, Dr. Lambrecht, Dr. Armstrong, home care nurses Jeanette, Lisa and Wilma, foot care nurse Debbie, delivery driver John, and special friends ‘ Spartz and Newfie’. A wake will be held at the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church at Sagkeeng First Nation from April 19 at 5: 00 p. m. to April 21, 2015. Cremation and private family commemoration to follow. Pallbearers will be Sheldon Fontaine, Jeffery Gilmour, Robert Mills, Douglas Swampy, Kirk Guimond and Brian Fontaine. Condolences may be sent to the family c/ o Spirit Road Funeral Services Inc., P. O. Box 200, Fort Alexander, MB, R0E 0P0 spiritroadfs@ shaw. ca, 204- 340- 6490 TEST TEST GRACE GRANOVSKY It is with sadness that the family of Grace Granovsky announces her passing on April 1, 2015, at the age of 95. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Allan and Howard; granddaughters, Sarah and Melissa; sister, Ruth Robins; sister and brotherin- law, Myra and Benny Goldstein; and sister- inlaw, Myrna Charach. She was predeceased by her daughter, Eileen; husband, Bill; and brothers, Barney and Irvin Charach. Grace left us a legacy of memories that will last forever. Special thanks to the staff at Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion. We also wish to express our gratitude to the staff at the Simkin Centre. Graveside services were held Friday, April 3, 1: 00 p. m., at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. I. ELIZABETH ( BETH) GRANT ( nee RITCHIE) June 16, 1924 - April 11, 2015 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, Beth Grant. Beth peacefully left this world on April 11, 2015 with her cherished family at her side. The unexpected passing of our mother has left us in deep grief. She displayed grace and dignity throughout all aspects of her life and was such a grounded and loving mother who gave us a sense of peace and security even in her dying days. Beth is deeply mourned by her children Carole of Winnipeg, Tannis ( Tom) of Los Angeles, Elaine ( Ralph) of Winnipeg and Buzz ( Genevieve) of Winnipeg; her cherished grandchildren, Lisa ( Rob) of Brandon, Kelly, Katie, Tommy ( Christina) and Margaret of Los Angeles, Harrison, Holly and Heather of Winnipeg; and her adored great- grandchildren Sam and Sydney of Brandon, Grace and Natalie of Los Angeles and Mackenzie of Los Angeles; along with a loving and supportive extended family in England, Winnipeg and British Columbia. Our loving Dad predeceased Mom in 2002. Mom was so happy to live on our beautiful prairie and was a very proud Canadian. She was born in Winnipeg and lived many of her early years in Transcona with her dear brother Bill, who predeceased her in 2007. These formative years provided Mom with wonderful life- long friends, as did her years living in St. James. Mom excelled in her education and had a lifelong love of learning. She received the Governor General's Academic Medal at the end of her high school years. After high school she worked at Hudson's Bay House in Winnipeg. She was approached by Brigdens Agency to model and many of her photos can be seen in the catalogues and newspapers of that era. Immediately post the Second World War, Mom met our wonderful Father, Harold Walker Grant. They married in 1946 and lived in Veterans' Village at the University of Manitoba while Dad earned his engineering degree. She was the strong, supportive woman behind the successful man as our father's career flourished and he ultimately became the Chairman of the Board of Standard Aero. Mom tirelessly worked to raise four successful children. Her love was allencompassing and her concern for others didn't stop at her family. She filled our lives with amazing family dinners, sumptuous homemade birthday cakes, beautifully tailored clothing creations, fun- filled vacations and travel and extraordinary family occasions. Mom instilled in her children a love of art and creativity. She was a remarkable gardener even into her 91st year and the yard at her home of 51 years could be described as a mature urban park. Mom was a thoroughly genuine, kind and loving woman devoted to her family. She taught us well and filled our lives with joy. Mom delighted in taking her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren to the ballet, symphony and opera. She was a huge supporter of and contributor to the arts in her home town. As well, she and Dad were founding members of Silver Heights United Church. Mom never let the world move quickly past her. She remained current on all economic, political, social and current issues. Her beautiful mind kept learning about and absorbing the world around her until her last day. She was a perfect combination of traditional and forward- thinking, being a big supporter of many current rights issues. Mom met each day with a smile and had a wonderful sense of humour. Her last words of advice to us in her dying hours were, " Live the longest life you can... because life is beautiful." The family would like to express our deep gratitude to Verna of Comforts of Home and Andrea Cormier and the entire staff of 3N at Grace Hospital for their remarkable caregiving. Mom adored the passage " The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth" ( God's Garden, Dorothy Frances Gurney). In lieu of flowers we ask that you consider supporting the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. There will be a private family interment and celebration of our dear Mother's life. Chapel Lawn www. chapellawn. ca 885- 9715 THOMAS FORSYTH KYLE Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10: 30 a. m. in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB with Rev. Msgr. Ward Jamieson and Rev. Fr. Mark Tarrant, presiding. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Assumption Cemetery. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB in care of arrangements 204.897.4665. For those who wish to sign Wojcik’s online Guest Book please visit our website at www. wojciksfuneralchapel. com TEST TEST EDWARD PETER HAMM Edward Hamm passed away peacefully at Misericordia Hospital at the age of 78, on April 9, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife Helga Hamm, and two brothers, Jim and Bert Hamm. His memory will be cherished by his daughter Beryl Hamm, and son Murray Hamm ( wife Joanne), and two granddaughters, Laurel and Jacqueline Hamm, sister Ruth ( Hamm) Guenther and two brothers, Dave and Harvey Hamm. Edward was born in Morden, Manitoba on June 14, 1936 to Tina and Henry Hamm. Edward dreamed of serving in the ministry as a young man. He attended Winkler Bible School and there met his wife to be Helga Pauls. They married on June 11, 1960. Edward continued his education at MBBC, Fresno Pacific College and Regent College. He served for 43 years in pastoral ministry throughout Western Canada and 14 of those years as a chaplain at Meadowood Manor in Winnipeg. He found great joy in his ministry and was always sharing his faith wherever he could. Together with his wife Helga, they enjoyed gardening and serving in music ministry playing piano and singing in small groups. They blessed many seniors at Meadowood with their singing and visitation. He will be remembered for his warm and caring nature and his genuine interest in his family and friends. His faith sustained him and encouraged him in his ministry and throughout his life. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 7: 00 p. m. at Eastview Community Church at 3500 De Vries Ave., East St. Paul, with viewing prior to the service at 6: 00 p. m. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Misericordia Hospital Cornish 2 for their compassionate care. If friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Edward Hamm to Meadowood Manor Foundation, 577 St. Anne’s Rd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 5B2. ARTHUR HEIN Peacefully, after two years of bravely battling cancer, with friends at his side, on Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015, Art ( Artie) entered his pain free journey to reunite with his parents. Born on June 22, 1941 in Rudolfsfelden, Germany, Wartbrucken to Julius and Ernestine, who have predeceased him, Art immigrated to Canada on March 24, 1953 and settled in Selkirk on March 27. On December 15, 1966, Art proudly became a Canadian Citizen. On December 31, 2001, after 37 years of service at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre, first as a farm labourer and then as a Service Worker in the mobile department, Art retired. A quiet gentle soul with a sense of humour and quick wit, Art made many friends with his chuckle and smile. Remembering Art are his cousins Freda, Arnold, Evelyn, Betty and their families, close friends Martha and Joe Schiak; many friends he made through work, his political involvement, Union activism; his McD coffee buddies, and one special devoted friend who helped and walked side by side with “ Artie” these last two years. Thanks are extended to staff and residents of Woodland Courts who welcomed Art and made his last four months pleasurable and to the Home Care staff whose gentle care Art appreciated. In keeping with Art’s wishes, a memorial service will be officiated by his friend, Pastor Jim Vickers on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 11: 00 a. m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel in Selkirk, MB, with interment at the Selkirk Lutheran Cemetery, urn bearer is Art’s friend Lorne. Donations may be made in Art’s name to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Rest in Peace Our Friend. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. www. gilbartfuneralhome. com BARRY PAUL HOCHKIEVICH It is with regret we announce the passing of our father and brother, Barry Paul Hochkievich, age 60, at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on Monday, April 13, 2015. Born February 15, 1955, Barry spent all his days working and living in his home town of Winnipeg. From his early years Barry was a hardworking individual starting his career at MacDonald Brothers Sheet Metal and Ancast Foundries alongside his favourite uncles, Walter and Barney. Barry was a simple man with simple tastes who wanted nothing more than to spend time with his friends. He will be missed by those who knew him well. Survivors include his children, Dave, Sabrina, Shannon and Neil and their families, as well as his siblings, Harvey, Bonnie and Wayne and their families. Barry was preceded in death by his father, Paul and mother, Gladys. A service will be held Tuesday, April 21 at 11: 00 a. m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Avenue, Winnipeg. Interment will follow immediately after the service at Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. TEST TEST MARCIA MACLEAN June 1, 1950 - April 14, 2015 It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the death of Marcia MacLean ( nee Demorest) on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Riverview Health Centre. Beloved wife of the late Blair MacLean. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015. A complete obituary and location of celebration of life will follow in a later edition of the Free Press. For online condolences or to light a memorial candle please log onto www. mosaicfunerals. ca. 1839 Inkster Blvd. 1006 Nairn Ave. 204- 275- 5555 CONNIE SMULLEN ( nee MCGRATH) 1944 - 2015 On Thursday, April 16, 2015 Connie Irene Norma Smullen ( nee McGrath) passed away with her best friend and husband of 48 years, Bob Smullen at her side, who cherished her deeply. Connie was a devoted mother to Sheila Sachvie ( David), and proud grandmother of their children Laura, Matthew and Mark. She was the first born child to her parents Irene and Norman McGrath. Left to survive Connie are her sister Patricia Geske ( Alan); brother Kenneth McGrath ( Sheila McGuigan); niece Colleen Geske ( Moses); nephew Kyle Geske ( Shannon); sister- in- law June Clubb ( Ron) and their family Roni Clubb ( Craig), Cary Clubb ( Julie), Chris Clubb ( Karen); sister- in- law Roberta Coulter and her family Sharon Coulter ( John) and Greg Coulter. Connie will also be missed by the “ The Irish Connection”, Bob’s cousins who are the descendants of the original three families that emigrated from Ireland: the Burns Family, the Lockhart Family, and the Smullen Family. Connie attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate ( DMCI), going on to graduate from The Winnipeg General Hospital ( WGH) School of Nursing, as a Registered Nurse in 1966. She completed the Intensive Care Nursing designation also at WGH in 1968. She pursued the challenges of both Post Anaesthetic Recovery Room Nursing at the Health Sciences Centre and Grace Hospitals. Connie not only excelled at providing care and quality service to others through her nursing, she also had a strong interest in business and enjoyed engaging conversations. Her strong business sense led Connie to establish the Home Team business which she operated for seven years before selling, and then returned to Grace Hospital to help deliver the successful West Wing Expansion Project, integrating her business and nursing skills together. Connie had a deep appreciation and love of arts, crafts and home décor. She was so creative and loved putting her special touch on all things, such as designing special floral arrangements or table center pieces for all occasions. Her creativity, attention to detail and innovative spirit showed itself through all of her many talents from great recipes, baking, sewing, knitting and watercolour painting. Connie also loved travelling, experienced some wonderful vacations, and following Bob’s retirement, settled in Clearwater, Florida for four winters. Friendships were so special to Connie and she genuinely nurtured and connected with her friends throughout her life, always putting the needs of others first. She treasured her close relationships with Carol Johnson, Bev Laping, Pat Akizuki, and the Duncan twins - Bev Tinkler and Barbara MacInnes; those friendships flourished over 50 years. So many of her friend’s children affectionately referred to her as “ Auntie Connie”, as she loved them as family, always seeking to provide her care, nurturing and guidance. From the “ Grand Beach Breakfast Club” through to the “ Heart Smart Dinner Club”, Connie was blessed with friends from all walks of life and she cherished all the times shared together. Connie loved being at the cottage at Matlock. She enjoyed the many dinners and gathering of friends at the big table in the veranda, where she could view and enjoy Bob’s rose garden. Connie’s love for fun and ideas for entertaining connected so many of their friends together. There are so many memories at Matlock and many special occasions were celebrated, including Bob and Connie’s 25th Wedding Anniversary. When it came to her family, Connie considered them to be her greatest achievement. She was delighted and so proud of Sheila’s many accomplishments and her devotion to her family. Connie’s hopes are that her grandchildren Laura, Matthew and Mark will take to heart many of the old fashioned, simple pleasures and values that Connie held dear - love of the beauty of our world, seeing value in everyone, enjoying the soothing and healthy benefits of cottage life, developing a love of travel and the lessons it teaches, experiencing the personal joy and benefits of hard work, knowing the gift of friends and the personal gratification it brings. Many things will be missed - Connie’s smile, her voice, her unique laugh, little things that made good times even better; her integrity, generosity and most of all, her care and love of our family and her friends. A heartfelt thank you to Hugh and Juliette Smith and Eric and Carol Johnson for their special support during the time of Connie’s illness these past two years. The many hours spent visiting, trips in the car, dinners out, watercolour painting, and caring for Connie’s needs lifted her spirits and brightened her days. Our appreciation also for the care provided by the Riverview Palliative Care Unit this past week, including a special thank you for the care and compassion of nurses Arlene and Karen. A Celebration of Life for Connie is planned for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11: 00 a. m. in Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Boulevard at Dieppe Road in Winnipeg with Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson presider. Should friends so desire, donations can be made to a charity dear to your heart. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB in care of arrangements 204- 897- 4665. For those who wish to sign Wojcik’s online Guest Book please visit our website at www. wojciksfuneralchapel. com The love of friends, the joy of birth, The miracle of Mother Earth Winter, summer, spring, and fall, We thank the Lord she shared them all. TEST WFP, 20150418,, 32, A, 3 - Requested Fri Apr 17 17: 40: 41 2015 - Job 809562221 CYANMAGEYNETLALOBWLACK

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