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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 13, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C8 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015 TEST passages. winnipegfreepress. com Today’s Obituary Notices ADAMS ( nee SLEMMON), Marlene Gail BELL, Leona F. BIALOUS, Wanda BOCKSTAEL, Gabriella Marie BROWN, Kelvin Cleo GILL, Tej Singh GRANDMONT, Joseph Laurent ( aka Lawrence) Antoine HALE, James ( Jim) Hansel Henry HART, Patricia Ann HAYKA, John HELGASON, Betty JONES, Edna Elizabeth KAMINSKI, Helen KISS ( nee TYMKIW), Teenie KLUMPNER ( nee DORNEZ), Irma ( Menu) KOWALEWICH, Eleanor Helen Ann KRAUPNER, Ivan Johann LAFOND, Claude Joseph LATTER, Mary Josephine LEPKI, Mary LONGSON, Genia Jean PAGTAKHAN, Amparo ( Par) Madrigal PAULMARK, Marlene PENNER, Hardy POWER, Maryann Kathleen RIMMER , Ian Jared ROUBLE ( nee SERNIUK), Lee SCHEITOR, Kurt Otto SIGURDSON ( nee SIM), Myra Joyce VANDAL, Donald Joseph WIENS, John WITT, Michael Wolfgang WOLFE, Arlene Donna Notices may not appear in alphabetical order. MARLENE GAIL ADAMS ( nee SLEMMON) To all family and friends please join us for a come and go celebration of life for Marlene Adams who passed away after a long battle with cancer May 11 2015. The celebration of life will take place Friday, May 15 at West Kildonan Legion from 6: 00 p. m. to 8: 00 p. m. Thank you to all the staff and doctors from CancerCare at Health Sciences Centre, Seven Oaks and St. Boniface. As well as a big thanks to the staff and doctors at Riverview Medical Centre. In lieu of flowers, please donate to CancerCare Manitoba, The Humane Society or one’s own choice of charity. LEONA F. BELL Leona F. Bell, 83, Springhill, NS, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, NS. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Wilbert and Ethel ( Corbett) Willigar. While living in Rivers, Manitoba during her husband George’s posting in the army, Leona worked for McLeod’s and was a member of the 4- H Club and Eastern Star. She also worked for DND Food Services at CFB Winnipeg, MB. After moving back to Springhill with her family, Leona volunteered with All Saints Hospital Auxiliary, working in the hospital gift shop and helping with the Meals on Wheels program. She is survived by her son, Darcy, Springhill; daughter, Cindy Bell ( Mike Hesse), St. Catharines, ON; grandchildren, Jennifer, George and Sarah; sister, Helen MacKinnon, Flin Flon, MB. She was predeceased by her husband, George Bell in 2003; sister, Lavinia Gamble; brothers, Clarence and Wilbert Jr., both in infancy. The funeral service will be held at 2: 00 p. m. Friday, May 15, in MacDiarmid’s Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford ( 902- 447- 2930). No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or to a charity of choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www. mmcfunerals. com. WANDA BIALOUS It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Wanda Bialous on May 8, 2015, at the age of 59. Born in Poland on July 11, 1955, she is survived by her loving husband Krystian and her children, Aneta and Krystian Jr., as well as many close family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7: 00 p. m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Forever missed and always remembered JOSEPH LAURENT ( aka LAWRENCE) ANTOINE GRANDMONT 1927 – 2015 Lawrence passed away peacefully the evening of May 10 at his residence in the Betel Home, Selkirk. A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday May 23 at 1: 30 p. m. at Mackenzie’s Funeral Chapel in Stonewall, MB. A longer obituary will follow. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall 204 467 2525 mackhome@ mts. net TEST TEST GABRIELLA MARIE BOCKSTAEL It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Gabriella Bockstael, surrounded by her family, on Monday, May 11, 2015 after a brief illness at the Health Sciences Centre. Mom is survived by her daughter Cheryl ( Doug) McMahon, son Derrick and grandchildren Kelsey and Owen. She is also survived by her sisters; Marguerite ( Roger) Audette, Cindy ( Bob) Bayer and Mariette ( Bob) Bayer and many other close relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, parents Georges and Julia Deserranno and twin brother Gabriel. Gabriella was born November 10, 1937 in St. Boniface, where she attended St. Joseph’s Academy before she began working at her parents store, Serranno’s. She then went on to work for Weststeel as a comptometer operator for a number of years. Gabriella married Frank Bockstael on June 4, 1960 at the Belgian Sacred Heart Church and they were blessed with two children, Cheryl in 1961 and Derrick in 1964. Gabriella was a devoted mother and nanny and her selfless nature led her to be a natural caregiver to family and friends. She was a loyal and generous friend to many and was a life long volunteer at both the Belgian Club and the Belgian Sacred Heart Church until its closing in 1993. Mom will be missed by family, friends and all who knew her. Gabriella was an accomplished and competitive five pin bowler for years as well as an avid bingo player and bargain hunter extraordinaire. A special thanks to the staff of the Victoria General Hospital and also to staff at the Health Sciences Centre, floor 6, GH ward. In keeping with Gabriella’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11: 00 a. m. at the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 315 Munroe Avenue. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Gabriella’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Belgian Club Building Fund. The Coutu Family in care of arrangements: E. J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald Street 204- 253- 5086 ejcoutu. com JOHN HAYKA On Monday, May 11, 2015, John died at Grace General Hospital at the age of 92 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 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 KELVIN CLEO BROWN The family of Kelvin Cleo Brown sadly announces his passing on May 8, 2015 as a result of pulmonary fibrosis. Kelvin was born in Ridgedale, Saskatchewan April 15, 1927, the middle child of Cleo and Eleanor Brown. He left the farming life to pursue an engineering degree at the University of Saskatchewan and after graduating moved to Toronto. It was in Toronto and working for A. V. Roe Canada as an engineer on the Avro CF105 Arrow and the Avrocar, that dad met the woman who would become his wife, Elizabeth ( Bette) Allen. This past February they celebrated 61 years of marriage. It was an exciting time in the aerospace industry and Kelvin loved traveling to the U. S. for discussions with the U. S. Air Force and manufacturers. When the government cancelled the Arrow program, Kelvin chose to stay in Canada to be close to relatives and raise his family turning down the offer of a position with the Mercury Space program ( became NASA) as many of his colleagues did. Bette had been selling Tupperware at the time and the opportunity came for the family to move to Winnipeg and introduce this revolutionary new product to Manitoba, Saskatchewan and N. W. Ontario. Together they grew their Tupperware business to one of the top distributorships in North America impacting the lives of many along the way. When not working, Dad loved spending time at the cottage in Lac Du Bonnet. Always an engineer, he could be found puttering around on the island, designing a new project, improving his solar and wind energy system or riding his tractor. Faith, Family and Friends were the focus of Kelvin’s life. Kelvin was predeceased by his parents, sister Doreen, brother Jim, and son Dennis. He leaves to cherish many wonderful memories, his wife Bette, son Dave and daughter Olwyn Lewis ( Dave) and the lights of his life, grandchildren Jarred, Kaitlyn, Keelyn and Ezra. An amazing husband, father, brother- in- law, father- in- law, papa, uncle, cousin, friend; he will be missed but not forgotten. Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2: 30 p. m. at Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, donations can made to Manitoba Brain Injury Association Inc., Special Olympics Manitoba, or a charity of one’s choice. “ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have remained faithful” TEST TEST TEJ SINGH GILL Sardar Tej Singh Gill, 80, passed away May 5, 2015 at Victoria General Hospital. He was the widower of Sardarni Harpal Kaur Gill. They shared 56 years of marriage together. Born in Sirsari, Fraidkot, India, he was the son of Sardar Jagir Singh Gill and Sardarni Dhan Kaur Gill. He graduated from Khalsa College Amritsar with a B. Sc. in science agriculture. He retired from the post Deputy Director of Agriculture. He was a devoted Sikh. He enjoyed reading, gardening and travelling. He will be remembered for his impeccable punctuality, big heart and determined personality. He is survived by his two children, Balwinder Singh Gill and Surinderpal Singh Gill, his six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by wife Sardarni Harpal Kaur Gill. The funeral service took place on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Bhog ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Gurdwara Sikh Society, 1244 Mollard Road. THOMSON “ IN THE PARK” 204- 925- 1120 Condolences may be sent to: www. thomsoninthepark. com JAMES ( JIM) HANSEL HENRY HALE September 22, 1955 - May 9, 2015 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and untimely passing of our dear brother Jim on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Jim was predeceased by our parents Henry ( 1995) and Betty ( 1999). He will be lovingly missed and forever remembered by his sisters Lynda ( Richard) Decarie, twin sister Sue ( David) Kostuik, and Kim ( Richard) Leroy; nieces and nephews Dana ( Darren), Kevin ( Jo Ann), Christophe, Renée; great- niece Kara, and great- nephews Carson and Bryson. Early in his career Jim was employed with Sears Canada where he grew a love of photography. More recently he worked at Lee Valley Tools where he was able to exhibit his passion for fine woodworking and sharing his handmade projects with his family. He retired a few months ago and was looking forward to helping family and friends with their many projects. Jim loved the outdoors and spending time at the cabin with his family that he would often refer to as “ the gang”. He was known for his fire starting abilities and laughter through many seemingly endless games of “ Janitor”. He thoroughly enjoyed watching his nephew and niece play soccer and was looking very forward to the upcoming outdoor season. We would like to thank the efforts of the emergency responders and Dr. Harati and staff at the Grace Hospital. Viewing will be held Friday May 15, 2015 from 2: 00 p. m. to 4: 00 p. m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to JDRF ( Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). “ Toodles!!” Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www. glenedenmemorial. ca Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204- 338- 7111 PATRICIA ANN HART On Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Grace Hospital, Pat, aged 82 years, beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother passed away. Pat was born in Winnipeg on August 23, 1932. She worked as an Accounts Receivable Manager for Ray O Vac. Pat was an active volunteer with the Eaton Retirement club and also enjoyed her volunteer work serving dinners at the Villa Cabrini to seniors. Pat leaves to mourn her daughter Pat Hart ( Kelly), beloved grandson Rory Downes ( Tabby), granddaughter Selina Downes ( Vince) and six beautiful great- granddaughters Grace, Emma, Lanah, Annalyn, Adrianna and Sophia. Pat was predeceased by her husband Reg and parents Bert and Ann Whitman. Thank you so much to all the staff on 5 North at the Grace Hospital for all your comfort and kindness. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11: 30 a. m. at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4000 Portage Avenue. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200- 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6. Chapel Lawn www. chapellawn. ca 204- 885- 9715 TEST TEST TEENIE KISS ( nee TYMKIW) It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mom, Teenie Kiss, who passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the age of 83 years, at Fred Douglas Society Lodge, Winnipeg, MB. Teenie was predeceased by her husband Nick, brother Alex, and sister Olga. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Carol ( Ken), Peter ( Andrea), Nestor ( Marlene), Ron ( Gail), Debbie ( Kevin), and Lorne; her grandchildren: Michael ( Samantha), Jennifer ( Chris), Colin, Steven, Brian, and Alana ( Ryan); her great- grandchildren: William, Andrew, Cory, Brooke, and Liam; and her siblings: Walter ( Rose), Mary ( Walter), Theresa and Joanne. Mom was born in Tolstoi, MB on December 11, 1931. Mom worked many jobs such as: Pauline Chambers, Nutty Club, Canada Post, and the last 20 years at Crown Zellerbach. When Mom retired, she enjoyed traveling to casinos for some gambling and shopping. Crocheting was a passion for Mom, making many afghans, doilies, and various crafts. Baking and cooking was also a passion as was teaching her family the fine art of Ukrainian cooking. Our family would like to thank the staff at Fred Douglas- Evergreen Unit for the care they provided. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11: 00 a. m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB, with viewing at the chapel prior to service. Lunch to follow. Interment following lunch at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Sarto, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. BETTY HELGASON Peacefully on May 12, 2015 at the Ste. Rose General Hospital surrounded by family, Betty Helgason, aged 87 years of Ashern passed away. A memorial service will be held at 2: 00 p. m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Ashern Legion Hall with Pastor Bill Watson officiating. Complete obit to follow. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1.204.768.2072 1.866.323.3593 EDNA ELIZABETH JONES Peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2015, Edna Elizabeth Jones passed away at the Concordia Hospital with her family by her side. A Graveside service will be held at 11: 00 a. m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Waverley Memorial Gardens, 1501 Waverley Street. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. THOMSON “ IN THE PARK” 204- 925- 1120 Condolences may be sent to www. thomsoninthepark. com HELEN KAMINSKI Mrs. Helen Kaminksi, beloved wife of Michael Kaminski, of Beausejour, MB, passed away at the Beausejour Hospital on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Funeral services are pending. Longer obituary to follow. SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268- 3510 or MB Toll Free 1- 877- 776- 2220 www. soberingfuneralchapel. com IRMA KLUMPNER ( MENU) ( nee DORNEZ) On May 8, 2015, Irma Klumpner, formerly Irma Menu, passed away peacefully at KGH. Irma was a longtime Okanagan Valley resident, having moved from St. Boniface, Manitoba to Summerland, BC in 1946 with her husband Felix Menu. In 1951, Irma and Felix were one of the founding families to settle in the VLA subdivision in Lakeview Heights. It was here that they raised their six children, Helen, Lorraine, Gerald, Fred, Henry and Cecile. With the passing of Felix in 1981, Irma left Lakeview Heights, living for a short time in the Vernon, Coldstream area and ultimately settling in Kelowna. In 1987, Irma married Hans ( John) Klumpner of Peachland. BC. Her retirement years were spent happily with her husband Hans, travelling extensively and spending their winters in southern sunshine until he passed away in 2004. A few years later, Irma moved into Hawthorn Park where she lived for nine years and developed some wonderful friendships. In the fall of 2014, Irma transferred to Lake Country Lodge in Winfield, where the staff provided a warm and caring environment. Irma leaves behind a fine legacy of six children, six grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. springfieldfuneralhome. com, 250- 860- 7077. MARY LEPKI Mary passed away on May 12, 2015 at the age of 67 leaving behind her dear husband Mihajlo. Parastas will be sung 7: 00 p. m. Friday, May 15 at Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 115 McGregor St. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10: 00 a. m. Saturday, May 16, also at the Cathedral. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Building Fund or a charity of one’s choice. Further obituary in Thursday’s edition. KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 204- 956- 2193 TEST TEST ELEANOR HELEN ANN KOWALEWICH Eleanor was born on June 13, 1939, and was raised and educated in Winnipeg. She loved school and learning, and felt her childhood was happy and her teenage years more than wonderful. She graduated from the former Manitoba Normal School and from the University of Manitoba with degrees in Arts and Education. She had a fulfilling teaching career within the Seven Oaks School Division for 32 years. She taught primary grades and later on, kindergarten. Long after she retired she was delighted to encounter former students, now mature adults, or their parents at shopping centres and restaurants. She seemed to always be recognized and acknowledged and enjoyed hearing of their successes, careers, marriages and school memories. She was fondly remembered as “ Mrs. K”. Eleanor’s life was well lived and well travelled. With her husband she enjoyed many trips and cruises. They started travelling when young and continued well into their 70s. Trips to Europe, Ukraine, Russia, most of Canada and much of the U. S. A. Cruises to Alaska, up the Volga and Dneiper rivers, and most special of all, a 50th Anniversary Cruise on the Danube from Amsterdam to Budapest. Eleanor always returned with beautiful objects to display in her home from their many vacations. The deep and abiding love she felt for her husband, her son Val, and her daughter- in- law Shelly was the drawing force in her life. She frequently stated that the one thing she did “ absolutely right” in her life was to marry Vic. Trust, Strength, Security and Love - They had it all. They had a life together many would envy and wish for. As a mother, her love for Val and Shelly was unwavering. They were a delight to be with and filled her life with much laughter, and love, and good times. They always remembered special occasions with beautiful floral arrangements and sentimental and/ or funny, crazy cards that Eleanor kept and treasured. One Mother’s Day card in particular described her best! “ Life Coach and Personal Strategist Nutritional Counselor Personal Historian Lifelong Advisor Peacekeeper Motivational Speaker And available all hours of the day and night” She was that and more! Eleanor had many little passions in life that she faithfully indulged in. She knew how to make time for herself. In no particular order she enjoyed: doing crossword puzzles, listening to classical music, compiling memorable photo albums, tending her many houseplants, arranging floral bouquets, eating nuts and chocolates, making muffins, playing cribbage with Vic, and, the decorating and re- decorating of her home which never stopped!! She was a voracious reader, rarely watched TV, and disliked the computer though she managed to be proficient in using it! She was a complex and unique woman - intelligent, creative, opinionated, honest and compassionate. Being a rather private person, she rarely exposed her vulnerable, romantic side, her super organized and perfectionist self, though she never denied who she was if it was brought to her attention. Eleanor battled with cancer with perseverance and poise, but eventually with a bit of defiance, first with ( CLL) leukemia and a blessed remission of several years and then with pancreatic cancer where she made a personal choice to hopefully go “ quietly into the night”, instead of a course of difficult, brutal treatments when the odds for survival were very slim. She was a believer in euthanasia for those with terminal illnesses, to spare agony, pain and despair for oneself and loved ones. She was strong willed, courageous and quite frankly, “ amazing” with how she dealt with “ lifes’ cruel curves” as she called them. Eleanor leaves to celebrate her life and remember her, in memorable, happy times her beloved husband of 54 years, Victor, her engaging son, Val- Michael and her beautiful daughter- in- law, Shelly. She also leaves behind her brother Terry Zurawecki, his family, nephew Stephen ( Jolene) and their children, Emerson and Birckley, niece Tracy ( Nick) Giancola and son Marco. Extended family members in Winnipeg, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario include many in- laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and their families. They all in their own ways past and present made Eleanor’s life brighter. We would like to thank all of Eleanor’s caregivers, especially Dr. Patricia Glendenning Pittman for all her concern and care, Dr. Dhaliwal of CancerCare, Doctors Loiselle and St. Gerrard of Palliative Care. All of the Palliative Care Day Nurses who visited Eleanor at home, and especially Liz and Jennifer, who were so helpful during Eleanor’s last days at home. Much as Eleanor loved flowers, in lieu of such, consider a donation to the Winnipeg Humane Society, or a charity of your choice, or, a beautiful bouquet for someone you love. Eleanor passed away on May 10, 2015. Cremation has taken place and Eleanor requested no formal funeral be held. However, to acknowledge her well lived life, there will be a gathering for family and friends to reminisce over old and better times on Friday, May 15 at the Canad Inns, Garden City Inn - Ambassador Room A from 1: 30 p. m. to 3: 30 pm. KURT OTTO SCHEITOR Suddenly, on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Brandon Regional Hospital, Kurt Scheitor, aged 68 years of Selkirk, MB, beloved husband of Phyllis; father of Chris and Doug; stepfather of Carrie and Richard. Full obituary to follow. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. ARLENE DONNA WOLFE Peacefully, on Monday, May 11, 2015, with family by her side, Arlene, beloved wife of Walter, passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital. Longer obituary to follow in Saturday's edition. 204- 782- 3541 www. kilcollinscremationservice. com TEST WFP, 20150513,, 8, C, 1 - Requested Tue May 12 17: 05: 17 2015 - Job 445247598

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