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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 14, 2008, Winnipeg, Manitoba WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008 www. passagesmb. com C17 TEST CHARLES ALAN FINNBOGASON Unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008, Charlie passed away in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 27 years and best friend Hanna, parents Alan and Marguerite Finnbogason, sister Eve and her husband James Fitzgerald of Toronto, parents- in- law Bill and Mary Miller, brothers- in- law Will ( Joan), Henry ( Ingrid), Erich, Alfred ( Barb), Kurt ( Diana), and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 13, 1954, sharing his birthday with his maternal grandmother. He attended Strathmillan, Birchwood and Golden Gate schools and Silver Heights Collegiate. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce ( Honours) degree in 1975. He enjoyed a successful career in property development and management, including 11 years in Toronto where he rose to the position of vice- president of an international development company. In 1992, he and Hanna welcomed the opportunity to return home to Winnipeg, where he served as Vice President for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, then General Manager of St. Vital Centre until his retirement from 20 VIC Management Inc. in 2004. He then formed his own consulting company, Franklin Retail Advisors until his retirement last fall. In January 2008, Charlie and Hanna fulfilled their long- time dream and bought a retirement home on the ocean just outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they had vacationed for many years. They enjoyed a wonderful winter there before his untimely passing. Charlie was very involved in the community. His associations included the Rotary Club of St. Vital, a board member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a member of the financial committee of the MS Society of Winnipeg. He was an enthusiastic cook and he and Hanna loved to entertain friends and family. He will be remembered by all who knew him and sadly missed. Cremation has already taken place. There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life on Monday, June 23rd at 2: 00 p. m. in the Second Floor Ballroom at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3, the MS Society, Manitoba Chapter, 4th Floor 141 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0R3 or the Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 9Z9. Condolences may be sent to condolences@ nbardal. mb. ca NEIL BARDAL INC. 949- 2200 nbardal. mb. ca SOINJA GUNN ( nee GAVAGA) It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Wife, Mother and Grammy, Soinja May Gunn at the age of 60 years young. Full obituary to follow. SHEILA KNUTT ( LAMBKIN) Sheila Knutt ( Lambkin) of Strathclair passed away on Friday, June 6, 2008, at the Shoal Lake- Strathclair Health Centre, at the age of 75 years. Sheila was born in Belmont, Manitoba on March 30, 1933, to Henry and Lula Lambkin. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Knutt of Strathclair; three sons: Ron ( Deb) of Regina, Murray of Winnipeg, and Kevin of Strathclair; two grandchildren: Corie of Regina and Leslie ( Dan) Meilke of Carrot River, Sask.; sister Pearl Spring of Belmont and brother Lorne ( Dorothy) Lambkin of Belmont and brother- in- law Dennis ( Cheryl) Knutt of Winnipeg, as well as several nieces and nephews. A service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Shoal Lake- Strathclair Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. ( 204) 759- 2160 STEVE HORODECKI It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Steve, our beloved Father, Grandfather, and Great- Grandfather. Steve passed away at Victoria Hospital on June 9, 2008, after a lengthy illness. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children Sylvia ( Norm) of Winnipeg, Edward ( Annette) of Guatemala; grandchildren Randy Husack ( Sandi) and Lori Glowacki ( Chad) of Winnipeg, Lindsay Horodeski and Colin Horodeski ( Nicolette) of Fredericton, NB, Aliana Horodeski of Guatemala and great- grandson Evan Husack of Winnipeg. Steve was born on January 1, 1916 at Poplarfield, MB, where he spent most of his life. He married Anna Stasiuk in 1938 and together they farmed and resided on the family homestead until 1998 when they moved to Winnipeg. Anna predeceased him in 2004. Steve was predeceased by his parents Mike and Marta Horodecki; and seven siblings; Pearl, Harry, Phillip, Dora, Tatianka, James and Mary. He is survived by nieces and nephews, and their families. Steve was a hard worker and content to spend much of his time around home. Besides being a farmer, he was an avid hunter, a trapper, carpenter, barber, and a violin player. He enjoyed card games with family and friends and always appreciated visitors. Our family would like to thank all the nurses and homecare service personnel who cared for Dad over the past few years; especially nurse Faigie, Tora, and Kevin. Special thanks to Dr. Wowk, Dr. Adam, nurses and staff at Victoria Hospital for their care these past weeks. Funeral service will be held at 10: 00 a. m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., with reception to follow. Interment will take place at Poplarfield Community Cemetery at approximately 3: 00 p. m. on the same day. Pallbearers will be Randy Husack, David Pollick, Marvin Marykuca, Chad Stanko, Leonard Horodecki, and Norman Pownall. Honourary pallbearer; Lori Glowacki. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve's memory to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160- 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Chapel Lawn 885- 9715 TEST TEST IRVIN FUERST July 13, 1920 - June 11, 2008 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the Beausejour Hospital. Irvin, aged 87 years, will be greatly missed by his wife, Irene of 62 years; his children, Sharon ( Ronnie), Marlis, Gayard ( Kathy), Glen, Randy ( Rhea) and Laureen ( Dennis); grandchildren Wendy ( Rob), Darren ( Paula), Gavin ( Melissa), Hollee ( Ryan), Jamie ( Chad), Sheena, Jordan and Carter; great- grandchildren Jessica, Amanda, Kurtis, Brooke, Travis and Caden. Irvin was predeceased by his infant daughter Marlene; brother Eric and two infant brothers Roy and Paul; his parents Albertina and Ludwig Fuerst and stepmother Tillie. He is survived by his sisters Martha Nault ( Gib), Elsie Hankins ( Steve), Olga Buss ( Len), Lydia Richter ( Art), Irene Spence ( Blake), Dennis Fuerst ( Bonnie), Arlene Richter, Ken Trapp ( Joan), Cecelia Latham ( Garland), and Mickey Trapp ( Pat). Irvin was born in Poland and arrived in Canada in 1927. He farmed in Golden Bay until his retirement in 1985. Throughout his life, Irvin also worked at cutting wood in Pine Falls; BACM Construction in Birds Hill and AECL in Pinawa. Irvin enjoyed many activities, which include gatherings with family and friends, dancing and cutting wood at home. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Viewing will take place at the Sobering Funeral Chapel, Beausejour between 6: 00 p. m. to 8: 00 p. m. on Sunday, June 15. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 16 at 2: 00 p. m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 403 - 1st Street N., Beausejour. Interment will follow at the Golden Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Singbeil, Marlis Fuerst, Gayard Fuerst, Randy Fuerst, Darren Singbeil and Gavin Fuerst. Honourary pallbearers will be Glen Fuerst and Dennis Stroud. In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations in Irvin's memory may be made to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268- 3510 or MB toll free 1- 877- 776- 2220 GLEN BURTON GALLAGHER Glen Burton Gallagher, born December 25, 1925, passed away at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, on June 11, 2008, after several years of bravely fighting cancer. Glen is survived by two sons, Larry ( Cairns, Australia) and Ken ( Bonnyville, AB) and their wives Barbara and Mary; daughter- in- law Terri; nine grandchildren, Scott, Erin, Shelley, Jessica, Kelly, Tim, Glenn, Kaatrina, and Anneke; and three great- grandchildren, Zachary, Flynn, and Cooper. He was predeceased by his wife Doris, father Fred, mother Bertha, sister Dorothy, and son Neil. Glen spent most of his childhood in Bradwell, SK. Growing up, he enjoyed the small- town life, particularly curling with his father, Fred, and horse- riding with friends. Shortly after beginning his career with the CNR, Glen met Doris, Bradwell’s new schoolteacher, and the two were married in 1947. Glen’s work in the 1950’ s as a station agent took the young family to several small towns in Saskatchewan, including Glenbush and Rabbit Lake. In 1961 he was promoted and the family moved to Saskatoon where he worked as an operator and dispatcher. Glen's career with the CNR continued to move forward and in 1970 he took a promotion to Winnipeg, then on to The Pas in 1974, and finally to Saskatoon in 1977, where he was the Chief Superintendent of the Prairie Region. Glen retired from the CNR in 1980. He then took a position in Vancouver with the Canadian Transport Commission where he worked for six years as an Accident Investigation Officer. In 1987 Glen and Doris settled in Glenwood Village, a townhouse community in Surrey, BC. They lived happily amongst friends at Glenwood until 2005 when failing health required them to move to Sturgeon Creek Retirement Residence in Winnipeg. Glen was a “ railroader” through and through, dedicated to his work with the CN. He was also dedicated to the CN social life, and “ GBG”, as many of his railroad pals affectionately knew him, was always ready for the next get- together or celebration that he frequently enjoyed with his many friends. His great sense of humour, and that Irish twinkle in his eyes, made him a joyful blessing to friends and family alike. Glen also had a strong love of horses since childhood, and some of his happiest years were spent during his retirement in Surrey, BC, where with the help of some good friends, he owned and raced standard- breds at the Cloverdale track. All who knew Glen were touched by his warmth and charm, and even his quick Irish temper will always be remembered with smiles, love, and laughter. He was a strong, caring father and a loyal, loving husband. Family and friends will greatly miss him. The family would like to thank St. Boniface Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, for providing such fine care during Glen's final days. A family memorial service will be at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 187, in Glen's memory. Chapel Lawn 885- 9715 GARY L. HARPMAN The family of Gary L. Harpman announces his passing at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, June 6, 2008. Gary was born on November 28, 1951. Gary was predeceased by his mother, Helen. He is survived by his father, Leonard; his daughters Kerri and Renee; sisters, Eleanor Marland, Sandi ( Gary) Arsenault, Patti ( Tony) Chabluk; brother Jim and Janet Nore, plus numerous nieces, nephews and a great- nephew. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 3: 30 p. m. at Oakbank United Church, 582 Balsam Crescent, Oakbank, Manitoba, Reverend Dawn Ballentine- Dickson officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice. TEST TEST PENNY GELLATLY Mrs. Penny Gellatly of Medicine Hat, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Maurice Gellatly, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the age of 71 years. Penny leaves to cherish her memory five sons, Brian ( Mona) Prystupa, Robert ( Marlene) Prystupa, Gerry ( Sandra) Prystupa, Robert ( Joan) Gellatly and Shaun Gellatly; two daughters, Barb ( Paul) Mondor and Shelley ( Dave) Gellatly; 13 grandchildren, Jessica ( John) Meszaros, Vanessa ( Alex) Mondor, Alysson Mondor, Adam Olafson, Anton Prystupa, Austin Prystupa, Kyla Prystupa, Kirstin Prystupa, Tara- Sue Prystupa, Connor Gellatly, Jordan Gellatly, Tyson Gellatly and Quasi Williams; two great- grandchildren, Jenna Meszaros, Jade Meszaros; one brother, Maurice ( Emma) Cayer; two sisters, Lilian ( Martial) Joyal, Martha ( Gordon) Porter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Penny was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Gertrude Cayer; one daughter, Susan Johnson; one granddaughter, Sarah Mondor; one brother, Paul Cayer. A Celebration of Penny’s Life was held at 143 Ross Glen Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 2: 00 p. m. A Funeral Service will take place on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Mrs. Penny Gellatly may do so with a gift to the Medicine Hat Palliative Care Society, 666 - 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Expressions of sympathy can be e- mailed to saamisfc@ telusplanet. net, subject- heading Penny Gellatly or through www. gonebutnotforgotten. ca. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “ The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1- 800- 317- 2647. TERRANCE JACOB GERYLO 1951 - 2008 Suddenly on Wednesday June 11, Terrance ( Terry) Jacob Gerylo passed away at home with his daughter by his side. He is sadly missed by his wife Debbie of 33 years, daughter Reanna " Peanut", and son Michael " Cowboy". He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Jean. Family and friends were important to Terry and there are so many that have been devastated by his sudden death. This includes his brother and sisters: Don, Marlene ( Ken), Valerie ( Terry), Darlene ( Jim) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his uncle Peter Gerylo. Terry visited his uncle on a weekly basis, not out of duty but out of love. It is evident from the outpouring of support that the family has received what a wonderful and kind man he was. His pets also held a special place in his heart, Hershey, his constant companion, and Bailey ( the cat he pretended to hate but which we secretly saw him petting gently out of the corner of our eye). Terry obtained a degree in Business Administration and worked at numerous banks and credit unions over the course of his career as a general manager. Those who have had the opportunity to experience his cooking know that he missed his true calling. His appetizers were artistic creations, he spent a great amount of time on their presentation ( sometimes one was reluctant to eat them as they were so carefully crafted). No one could resist and of course they were divine. He loved cooking for family and friends on all occasions and especially looked forward to every Easter and Christmas in preparing our traditional Ukrainian dishes. He was also known for his amazing " lake breakfasts" which took hours to prepare, enjoying every minute with friends and family. Another love of Terry's was his cabin at Big Whiteshell Lake, which they purchased in 1996. It quickly became a second home for the family and many of us have spent time there enjoying Terry and Debbie's hospitality. The lake is an important part of Reanna and Michael's family life and they will never forget the time they spent there with their Mom and Dad. Terry also enjoyed travelling ( once he arrived at the destination), fishing, grouse hunting and had recently taken up oil painting. There is too little space to say all that needs to be said. He was a strong and stoic man with the biggest heart ever. Always humble, kind and considerate, that was Terry. And above all, devoted to his wife and children. How blessed we were to have him for the time we did. From Debbie: Terry has been the love of my life since I was 16. I saw him in the high school gym and knew I had to make him mine. He also felt that connection. The phone rang and it was him. We have been inseparable since. We belonged together of that there was no doubt, not even two provinces could keep us apart. We married and had our kids and we were going to celebrate our 34th anniversary on October 12. No one could make me laugh like he did. We always laughed. I was his princess and we were the only ones for each other. Forever and Ever, he will be in my heart. Amen. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, at 1: 00 p. m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, MB. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. RICHARD HERBERT KITCHEN April 29, 1948 – June 7, 2008 It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Richard after his courageous battle with cancer. Richard leaves to mourn his daughter, JoAnne and grandson Joel of Flin Flon; sisters Judy ( Ron) Black of Flin Flon and Verna ( Ed) Erlendson of Qualicum Beach, BC; and six nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Gordon and Alice Kitchen of Snow Lake and former wife Nelia. Residing in Winnipeg for a number of years, Richard enjoyed his employment at Jeld- Wen. Many thanks to the doctors and staff in I. C. U. at Concordia Hospital. Special thanks to Caroline and Kim for their comfort. In compliance with Richard’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor’s choice. TEST TEST GERALDINE T. GRABOWSKY ( nee EBERLE) August 14, 1925 – June 10, 2008 Suddenly on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the St. Boniface Hospital, Mom passed away at the age of 82 years surrounded by her family. Mom will be sadly missed by her husband of 65 years of marriage, William ( Bill); sons Raymond ( Erma) of Brunkild, MB, William ( Yvonne) of Bashaw, AB, David ( Ana) of LaSalle MB; sister Ruth Publicover of Kingston, Ontario; her precious grandchildren Sherry- Lynne ( Mark), Julie- Anna ( Eddie), Philip ( Kelsey), Jay ( Kerri), Timothy ( Kathy), Adam, Melissa ( Craig), Nicole; and five greatgrandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews; sister- in- law Alice Hanna of Brunkild, MB; and brother- in- law Lawrence Grabowsky of Beausejour, MB. She was predeceased by her son Charles; maternal parents Fred and Mabel Eberle; brother Raymond; paternal parents Charles and Lena Grabowsky and stepmother Lydia Grabowsky ( Woitt). Born on August 14, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, Mom spent her early years in Pine Grove and Woodbridge, Ontario. Mom and Dad married on March 13, 1943 and during the war years lived in Ontario for a short period of time. They later moved to Brunkild, MB where they farmed and raised their four sons. The family moved to Fort Garry and later moved to a rural acreage in La Broquerie. They later retired to St. Vital in Winnipeg. Mom loved her precious sons and adored her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a kind, caring, generous and hard working soul who always favoured the less fortunate. Mom loved to cook and knit and meet with her special friends recalling many childhood memories which she shared with her family. She loved to keep busy when able, and always tried to be caring and honest and to be there for others. Her memories will always be with us. Mom’s graveside service will be held on Monday, June 16 at 1: 30 p. m. in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Brunkild, MB, one mile south and a half mile east of Brunkild, with Pastor Leslie Poulin, presider. Following the service, a gathering of family and friends will be held in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brunkild for lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. We will always love you, Mom, Grandma KATHLEEN ELIZABETH ( BETTY) LAWRENCE ( nee BROWNRIGG) On May 30, 2008 at Father Lacombe Care Centre, Calgary, Alberta. Kathleen died peacefully, showing her characteristic determination and energy to the end of her life. Born and raised in Winnipeg, the highlight of Betty’s younger years was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force ( 1942 to 1946) stationed in Lethbridge and Ottawa. During that time she met and married Alex. Together they raised four children in Winnipeg and enjoyed many happy hours involved in the social life of Charleswood, and entertaining friends at their “ L’il Elm” farm. Betty also worked for many years for the Hudson’s Bay Company and InnerCity Gas in Winnipeg. In 1993 she decided to take on a new life, a new city ( Calgary) and a renewed name – Kathleen. Kathleen’s greatest pride and joy was her grandchildren: Emma, Izzy, Michael, Garth and Ian. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Alexander Glenn, son Michael Alexander, brothers Gus, Frank, Jack and Gerry Brownrigg and her sister Peggy Waksdale. She is survived by her children Will ( Barb), Tacey and Rosemary ( Raulph), her grandchildren, her sister Patricia, and numerous nieces and nephews. We are so grateful to the many health care angels Kathleen found in Calgary. Dr. Martin Davies and the staff at the Mount Royal College Wellness Centre helped her stay happily independent as long as possible, and then the exceptional people at the Father Lacombe Care Centre provided the best kind of compassionate care. Companion Mary R. magically turned Mom’s confusion to joy and laughter during her last two years. If friends wish, donations to the Father Albert Lacombe Home Society, 332 - 146 Ave., SE, Calgary, AB T2X 2A3, or a seniors’ support group of your choice would be appreciated. A family service will be held at the gravesite in Winnipeg on June 28, 2008. For further information, please contact tacey@ telus. net. LEILA A. LITTLEWOOD July 16, 1915 - June 11, 2008 Peacefully, after a difficult fight with cancer at Victoria General Hospital. Leila was predeceased by her parents, James and Lillian Mitchell; brothers, Jack and Jim, and husband Berry Littlewood. Leila leaves to mourn her sisters, Bea Attree, Joyce Lloyd and Marg Lacey; sister- in- law Irene Mitchell; daughters, Joan Riches, Shaunda Hanlon ( Patrick), Leila Breman ( Tony), son John Littlewood ( Dana) and grandchildren, John, Matthew, and Steven Riches, Mike and Heather Storaschuk, Robert and Andrew Breman, Aaron, Nicole, Riley and Darcy Littlewood; three great- grandchildren and two on the way; numerous nieces and nephews. Leila grew up on Rosedale Avenue and after her marriage to Berry, an R. C. M. P. Cst. lived in Regina, Winnipeg, Gimli, Winnipegosis and Dauphin before moving back to Winnipeg in 1955. In 1974 Leila and Berry retired to Vernon, BC until Berry’s passing when she returned to Winnipeg and the Riverview area. Leila’s family was most important to her as were her many friends she made in Riverview, St. Alban’s Church, Vernon, BC and The Golden Rule Seniors. Leila had a zest for life as shown in her travelling and her hobbies; St. Alban’s Church Choir, curling, bridge, knitting and crocheting afghans for various fund raisers. Many thanks to the 5th Floor staff at Victoria General Hospital for their patience and kindness to Mom and our family. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s, Anglican Church on Saturday, June 14 at 11: 00 a. m., 19 St. Marks Place, ( at Mager Drive). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. TEST TEST PAUL HEMMELGARN Peacefully, on Friday, June 13, 2008, with family by his side, Paul passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 72 years. Arrangements are pending with a longer notice to follow. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949- 2200 nbardal. mb. ca THOMAS HICKS 1917 - 2008 Funeral service 10: 00 am on Monday, June 16, 2008 at Bardal Funeral Home. Interment at Kildonan Cemetery. BARDAL FUNERAL HOME 843 Sherbrook Street, 774- 7474 Ample Parking Behind Funeral Home Condolences: www. bardal. ca HERBERT JUNG May 18, 1923 – June 11, 2008 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our grandfather, Herbert Jung, aged 85 years. ‘ Opa’ will be missed by grandchildren here in Winnipeg, Jackie Shymanski, and Michael Shymanski ( Anna), and great- grandchildren, Nicholas and Andrew, as well as son- in- law Roy Shymanski. He also leaves behind his sister Gerda in Germany, and reunited family including son Sighard Jung ( Karen), and grandchildren Kirsten, Anja, Jana and great- grandson Neo. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Erika, his brother Gerhard, daughter Monica Shymanski, son Marcel Jung, and great- grandson Eric Shymanski. Born in Schreiersgrun, Germany, Herb came to Canada in 1953, working as a bricklayer. After a few years in Winnipeg, Herb and Erika realized the dream of owning farmland, and purchased their farm in Fraserwood, Manitoba. In between acres of garden, cutting hay and raising cattle, there were trail rides with the horse club, and trips to the beach in Gimli. In later years, Herb gently but firmly refused most help to care for his wife, and spent almost a decade fulfilling his vow of in sickness and in health. Recently, he regained a part of his life once thought lost, when he was reunited with family in Germany. Between phone calls and trips, all tried to make up for a half century of separation. A memorial service will be held at the Gimli Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 11: 00 a. m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Healing Garden of the Gimli Community Health Centre. Many thanks to friends and neighbours for their help in recent weeks, to the nurses of the Gimli Community Health Centre for their care and assistance, and Dr. Lau and his staff at CancerCare Manitoba. Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements. JIM MACKAY It is with great sadness the family of Jim MacKay, soul mate of Connie and awesome father of Sean, announce his sudden passing on Monday, June 9, 2008 at the age of 44 years. Jim is predeceased by his great- grandfather Joseph. Left to cherish Jim's memory are his high school sweetheart Connie, adorable son Sean, along with many loving family members and friends. Jim was born May 15, 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, where he resided until 1986, then relocating to Winnipeg. Jim attended high school at Saltfleet, where he met the love of his life Connie. Jim and Connie were married July 16, 1988. In 1996 Jim and Connie gave birth to their son Sean who completed their close- knit family. Jim was employed with Standard Aero for 20 years, his dedication earned him a position in management. In these years he formed many valuable relationships. Outside of work Jim took pleasure in many hobbies such as collecting coins, gathering useless information and making a point of sharing it with others. His biggest passion was collecting Star Wars memorabilia, which was on display everywhere through his home. Jim loved the summer days when he could spend time outside in front of the garage, having " Happy Hour" with Connie. He enjoyed being " one of the girls", listening to Connie and Danette cackle about everything. Jim treasured the moments with Sean, doing homework and projects together and taking breaks to have " light saber duels". Jim loved cooking and caring for Connie and Sean and knew how much they loved it back. His family is his greatest passion. Funeral Service to honour Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 12: 30 p. m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, located at 4000 Portage Avenue. Thanks to the many family, friends and the team at Standard Aero for their care and compassion. A trust fund has been set up for Sean MacKay by Standard Aero, donations may be forwarded to: Standard Aero, 33 Allen Dyne Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 1A1, attn: Petra Rapmund. " I live in my own little world, but that's o. k. - they know me there." Jim " I'll Love You Forever and a Day, 10 hours, 5 minutes, 3 seconds, 6/ 10 of a second and 9 milliseconds." Love, Connie CHAPEL LAWN 885- 9715 ELEANOR ANNE MCNAUGHTON ( nee HANSEN) It is with deep regrets we announce the sudden death of Eleanor on Friday, June 6, 2008 at home in Winnipeg at the age of 80 years, wife of beloved husband James ( Jim) McNaughton and daughter of the late Christian and Ella Hansen. Remaining to forever cherish Eleanor’s memory are her husband James ( Jim) McNaughton; brother Fred ( Pat) of Montreal; nephews Jack ( Chris) of Ottawa, Fred and niece Cathy Hansen of Toronto; great- nephew David; niece Corinne ( Ken) Atkinson and great- nieces Kerri ( Kelly) Hemmett, Kim ( Kevin) Duguid and families of Winnipeg; nieces Joy ( Jim) Wilkinson, Sandra ( Brian) Sampson; sister- inlaw Agnes of Alberta; as well as numerous relatives and friends and special neighbours Bruce, Kelly and family. Eleanor loved working in her garden. In summer she enjoyed planting and transplanting. She also enjoyed flowers and plants in her home. She loved animals especially her little dogs. A private family service was held at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. Donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3 or a charity of your choice. TEST  WFP, 20080614,, 17, C, 2 - Requested Fri Jun 13 17: 53: 41 2008 - Job 1606021230 ;