Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 30, 2008, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Today’s Obituary Notices
ARNASON , Arni Sigurdur.
BESSON , Victor Gordon.
CHAMPAGNE , Louis.
COLLINS , Leonard John Owen.
CRISTALL , Reuben.
DANKO , Sophia.
DERKSON , J. Allan.
DZOGAN ( nee OMINSKI), Mary Valerie.
HOULAHAN , Thomas Richard ( Dick).
HUARD , Andrew Alphonse.
JACKS , Beverley Dawn.
JOHNSTON ( nee CHISHOLM), Marjorie Anne.
JOWETT , Elizabeth.
KLASSER ( nee GAMER), Annette.
KOPECKY , Beatrice Lillian.
KOSTESKY ( nee KUZINA), Diane Lynn.
LAVALLEE , Denis.
LEITER , Jean ( Irene).
LOEWEN ( nee JONATSCHICK), Eva.
MAKIN , Joan.
MOORE , Mary.
MOORE , W. Brian.
NEUFELD , John J.
NICHOLSON , Thomas Leslie.
PACHECO , Rosalina S.
PHILIPPOT ( LAVINEWAY, nee CAMPBELL),
ROBERTSON , Peter James.
SCHETTLER , Elsie.
SLIWIANY , Brian Walter.
STAFFORD , Frances L.
STEWART , Isabelle.
STEWART , William Robert ( Bob).
TYMCHEN , Joe Sr.
WEIK , Charles.
Notices may not appear
in alphabetical order
ARNI SIGURDUR ARNASON
1924 – 2008
Peacefully and with as much independent
thought as he lived his life.
Arni was a humanist, an idealist, an intellectual
and spiritual giant, who, with curiosity,
humour and compassion lived an intentionally
simple life. With a penchant for the sublime
( Tao de Ching, Gaia) and the ridiculous ( dry wit
dominating to his dying day) he made the lives
of all who knew him a good deal richer. Pizza
Night with his grandchildren and robust debate
with the Free Thinkers remained on his agenda
until his final days.
Predeceased by his Icelandic parents,
Kristjana and Thorsteinn, who taught him that
love made being poor not matter, Arni became a
teacher ( Winnipeg Normal School) a human /
land rights advocate for aboriginal people
( Human Rights Commission), a counsellor
( Addiction Research Foundation) ( AFM) and an
activist ( NDP) ( Council for Canadians). Arni
drove for Winnipeg Harvest for many years,
often with one of his foster sons.
To those who remain behind in life; his wife
B. J., sisters, Kristine and Judy, daughters,
Karen, Kathleen, Susan and their children,
Michael, Adam, Sarah, Miles, Tara and Kieren;
stepsons, David, Bradley and Blake and their
children, Samantha, Megan, Ethan and Clare;
and the many foster sons and other children
mentored by “ Arni”. Arni would wish that we
not mourn him but instead, celebrate the
memories and times we all shared.
Arni would want us to extend a heartfelt
thank you to the staff at Concordia Place for the
wonderful care and company he received.
Join us for a wake / memorial service in
celebration of Arni’s life at 3: 00 p. m. on
Saturday, November 1, at the Unitarian
Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Crescent.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2, or the Siloam Mission,
300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1M3.
ANDREW ALPHONSE HUARD
Mr. Andrew Alphonse Huard passed away
peacefully at Concordia General Hospital on
October 28, 2008 after a lengthy illness.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements
Full obituary to follow.
LEONARD JOHN OWEN COLLINS
It is with great sadness that we announce the
sudden passing of our brother and uncle, Len
Collins, at his home on October 26, 2008. Len
was born in Winnipeg July 13, 1948.
Len is survived by his siblings Tom, Cathi
( Don) Champagne, Rick ( Maria) and Patti ( Ken)
Langlotz; nieces and nephews Rob ( Melanie)
Collins, Kim ( Kevin) Klassen, Amber Collins,
Jessica Collins ( Dan MacIntyre), Stephanie
Collins, Keith ( Marlene) Champagne, Daryl
( Ainsley) Champagne, Jody Champagne
( Corralie Smith), Rick Collins, Dave Collins, Jen
Langlotz and Brian Langlotz; great nieces and
nephews Laurie, Courtney, William, Ben, Sarah,
Gavin, Jadan, Logan, Tyler, Kaylee, Alyssa,
Emma and Erika; and other family members
Betty ( Jack) Marshall, June Jones; aunts and
Len was predeceased by his mother Nettie
and his father Ivan.
Funeral service will be held Saturday,
November 1, 2008 at 2: 00 p. m. at Chapel Lawn
Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made in Len’s
memory to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 95
Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 9Z9.
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VICTOR GORDON BESSON
It is with great sadness that after a brief
illness, Victor Besson, beloved husband of
Violet, passed away on October 23, 2008.
Victor was born in Winnipeg on April 20,
1939. He attended school in the Norwood/ St.
Boniface area. Victor was employed as a
salesman for Sears before starting his own
company, Bestway Roofing in 1970. In 1981, Vic
incorporated his company to Bestway Builders
( 1981) Ltd. Vic started his business at home on
Stuart Avenue and then ran the business from
his residence in East St. Paul, MB until 2004
when Bestway moved to its new location on
In 1996 Vic semi- retired. He was actively
involved with the East St. Paul Lions Club, the
Masons, and the Shriner’s Drum & Bugle Corps
where they won best percussion group in Grand
Forks in the year 2000. In his younger years he
was a bandsman in the Winnipeg Citadel
Salvation Army Band. He was also a member of
the reserves and a member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 215.
Victor is survived by his wife Violet ( nee
Squires); children, Daniel ( Chantal), Denny
( Donna), Ronald, Vicki ( Robert) and Victor Jr.
( Megan). His grandchildren, Serena, Brandon,
Shane, Sydney, Cassidy, Meadow, Dean, Jesse,
Ryeland, Victor III, Alexus, Felicia, Mackadie
and Hunter will remember him always and
memories of Grandpa will be shared with
Vicki’s baby on the way.
Also surviving Victor are his brothers,
Clifford, Larry ( Claudine) and nephews, Andre
and Laurent ( Yangalie). Vic was predeceased by
brother Ronald in 1975, mother Ella in 1997 and
father Andre in 1998. Vic had a special beloved
pet cat Chip- Chip, who will miss him also.
Cremation has taken place. Service to be held
at the Covenant Christian Reformed Church at
653 Knowles Avenue, Winnipeg at 10: 00 a. m. on
Friday, October 31, 2008, officiated by Major D.
Jackson of the Salvation Army.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Khartum
Temple Drum & Bugle Corps.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may
be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Special thanks to Dr. Rush and Mary- Beth
from the Health Sciences Centre Renal Clinic,
Dr. Chowdbury and Linda from the CancerCare
Clinic and the nurses at St. Boniface Palliative
Rest in peace Victor, Dad and Grandpa.
You will be sadly missed by all of us.
KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL
Peacefully, on October 12, 2008, with her
family by her side, at the Concordia Hospital,
Sophia Danko, aged 95 years, of Narol, MB.
Full obituary and memorial service at a later
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of
J. ALLAN DERKSON
It is with sadness the family announces the
passing of Allan on Wednesday, October 29,
2008 at the Victoria General Hospital.
Longer notice to follow
GLEN LAWN FUNERAL HOME
THOMAS RICHARD ( DICK) HOULAHAN
November 29, 1943 to October 27, 2008
Peacefully in Carman Memorial Hospital,
Carman, Manitoba, surrounded by his family.
Beloved father of Thomas ( Kylee Holmes).
Predeceased by son, Timothy. Loving Papa of
Zachary. Son of the late John Patrick Houlahan
and Kathleen O'Grady. Dear brother of
Lorraine, Florida; Ron ( Joan), Ottawa; Ann
Read, Kanata; Phyllis O'Neill ( Gary), Kanata.
Fondly remembered by Tom's mother, Linda
Mayor. Much loved uncle to several nieces and
nephews. Richard will be missed by many
cousins and friends.
Richard's sense of humor, kindness,
compassion, thoughtfulness and devotion will
be missed by all who knew him. Richard lived
his life to the fullest. Special thanks to the kind
care provided to Richard by the staff at
Carman Memorial Hospital.
Visitation on Wednesday, October 29 from
7: 00 to 9: 00 p. m. at Doyle’s Funeral Home,
Carman, Manitoba with prayers at 8: 00 p. m.
Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Church, Carman, Manitoba, on
Thursday, October 30 at 11: 00 a. m. Reception to
follow in the Sperling Community Centre.
Cremation interment at St. Patrick's Church
Parish Cemetery, Fallowfield, Ontario at a later
date. Donations may be made to CancerCare
Manitoba 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of
arrangements. www. doyleschapels. com
Peacefully on October 28, 2008, Elizabeth
passed away with her family by her side at
Bethania Personal Care Home at the age of 85.
Memorial Service will be held Friday,
October 31, 2008 at 1: 30 p. m. at Klassen Funeral
Longer obituary to follow.
KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME
1897 Henderson Hwy. – 338- 0331
Send expressions of sympathy at
www. mem. com
October 27, 1917- October 25, 2008
Louis Champagne passed away on Saturday,
October 25, 2008, at the age of 90.
His memory will be forever cherished by his
wife Rita, his sons: Denis ( Yvonne), Gerald
( Pam), daughters: Louise Christie ( Jim), Gisèle
Champagne ( Jean- Pierre Brunet), Rachel
Champagne ( Michael Fitton) 15 grandchildren
and 13 great- grandchildren. Louis leaves to
mourn his passing Rita’s children Gerard,
Michel ( Audrey) and Huguette Moreau ( Michel)
and their seven children: brothers Germain
( Jeannine) and Emile ( Janette); sisters- in- law
Freda Champagne, Marie Jeanne Tellier, Eva
Adolphe and Yvonne Lagassé.
Louis was predeceased by his parents
Charles- Auguste and Ernestine, his loving first
wife of 50 years, Lucienne ( Lagassé), sons:
René, Gilbert, Jean- Marc, brothers: Bernard,
Gilles, Laurent and Jacques, sisters: Cécilia,
Georgine, Noëlla and step- mother Martha Boily
who have all joyously greeted him in Heaven.
Louis will be remembered as a loving father,
husband, friend, grandfather and great- grandfather.
A good- hearted man, Louis was most
generous of his person and his time
volunteering with Villa Youville, Taché Centre,
AMMI, St. Anne Hospital, the Grey Nuns, the
Red River School Board and many other
organizations. His quiet dignity, honesty and
sensitivity to others were particularly notable.
Always a perfect gentleman, he treated
everyone with utmost respect. Gentle- souled, he
was unwavering in his commitments and his
faith. He was appreciative of his good fortune
always counting his blessings, without
forgetting through his words and actions those
less fortunate than him.
His family is most grateful for the love, care
and joy bestowed on Louis by Rita during their
marriage. We will be forever thankful.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Louis’s memory to the Centre Taché, 5 ABC, 185
Despins, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B3. The
Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday,
October 30, 2008 in St. Boniface Cathedral at
10: 30 a. m. A private family interment will take
place in St. Anne.
27 Octobre 1917 - 25 Octobre 2008
Le beau grand Louis s’est eteint le samedi 25
octobre 2008 à l’âge de 90 ans. Le souvenir de
son passage sur cette terre vivra à jamais,
précieusement gardé par son épouse bien- aimée
en deuxièmes noces Rita ( Tessier), ses fils
Denis ( Yvonne), Gérald ( Pam) ses filles Louise
Christie ( Jim), Gisèle Champagne ( Jean- Pierre
Brunet), Rachel Champagne ( Michael Fitton)
ainsi que par ses 13 petits- enfants et 15 arrière
Il laisse dans le deuil les enfants de Rita,
Michel ( Audrey), Gérard, Huguette Moreau
( Michel) et leurs 7 enfants.
Il laisse également ses frères Germain
( Jeannine), Emile ( Janette), et belles- soeurs,
Freda Champagne, Eva Adolphe, Marie- Jeanne
Tellier et Yvonne Lagassé.
Louis fut prédécédé par sa mère Ernestine,
son père Chales- Auguste, ainsi que sa première
épouse bien- aimée de 50 ans, Lucienne
( Lagassé), ses trois fils, René, Gilbert et Jean-
Marc, ses frères Bernard, Gilles, Laurent et
Jacques, ses soeurs Cécilia, Georgine et Noëlla
et sa belle- mère Martha Boily. Tous l’attendent
à bras ouverts. Ce seront les grandes
Louis était un grand et bel homme et ce, dans
tous les sens du terme. On se souviendra de lui
pour ses qualités de père, de grand- père et d’arrière-
grand- père dévoué ainsi que d’époux
attentionné. Fidèle à ses engagements et
généreux de sa personne, il était d’une douceur
incomparable, tel que témoigné par son
bénévolat à l’hôpital de Sainte- Anne, à la Villa
Youville, au Centre Taché, à l’AMMI, chez les
Soeurs grises, au Conseil scolaire de la Rivière-
Seine et à maints autres organismes. Toujours
le parfait gentilhomme, Louis fut attentif à
autrui, traitant les gens avec dignité, respect,
honnéteté et bonne humeur.
Ayant connu dès l’enfance la très grande
pauvreté, la perte de sa chère maman et la
séparation de ses frères et soeurs, la vie de
famille constituait son trésor le plus précieux.
Sa raison d’être fut certes de nous montrer ce
qu’est le vrai sens de l’amour d’une façon
simple et inconditionnelle. Homme humble et
de grande foi, il était reconnaissant pour tous
ses bienfaits, sans jamais oublier par ses gestes
et paroles les moins fortunés.
Nous ne pouvons passer sous silence les soins
attentifs prodigués avec joie et amour par Rita
pendant leur mariage. Du fond du coeur, ses
enfants te seront éternellement reconnaissants.
Les funérailles seront célébrées en la
Cathédrale de Saint- Boniface, le jeudi 30
octobre à 10h30 suivi par l’inhumation des
cendres à Ste- Anne. Au lieu de fleurs, un don à
mémoire peut être fait au Centre Taché, 185,
rue Despins, 5ème étage ABC. Ce geste serait
Au revoir, le beau grand Louis.
The Coutu family in care of arrangements :
E. J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
680 Archibald St.
BEVERLEY DAWN JACKS
On Wednesday, October 29, 2008, Beverley
died at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of
A longer obituary notice will follow.
( nee GAMER)
Peacefully on Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Annette Klasser passed away after a
courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of
Harvey Klasser, mother of Rochelle and Ian
Laing, Gary and Anne Klasser, Jeff and Brynna
Klasser, grandmother of Jessica and Mariah
Funeral will be held Friday, October 31 at
1: 30 p. m. from the Etz Chayim Synagogue.
Longer obituary to follow.
On Tuesday, October 28, 2008, Joan died at
the Victoria Hospital at the age of 86 years.
A longer obituary notice will follow.
February 17, 1918 – October 5, 2008
It is with profound sadness that we announce
the death of a most beloved man. Reuben
Cristall passed away peacefully at the age of 90,
surrounded by many in his large extended
family. He was predeceased by parents, Minnie
and Peter; siblings Sam, Clara, Ida and
granddaughter Marcia Dempsey.
Reuben was a man who lived his life to
benefit others. He will be greatly missed by all
whose lives he touched, most particularly by his
wife Eva, sisters Doris and Tillie, children
Maxine, Terry ( Judith), Susan ( Barry),
grandchildren Neil ( Lindor), Sherri ( Jeff), Suna,
Aaron, Ilise ( Stephen), Erin ( Mark), Daniel
( Sarah) great grandchildren, Haley, Jillian,
Emma, Katie, Hannah, Zachary, Caleb, Emily,
Samuel and Kayley.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Reuben was a
scholar and an athlete. He merged his passion
for sports and the willingness to lead, with his
life long commitment to community service. He
was instrumental in organizing the junior
division of the YMHA and eventually became
its president. Thereafter, he frequently found
himself at the helm of many organizations or
initiatives he believed would make a positive
difference in people’s lives.
Reuben met the love of his life early. He
married Eva Hechter on October 8th, 1939, a
date he celebrated annually with great joy.
They were an inseparable partnership for
almost seventy years.
The war years were spent as a member of
the R. C. A. F. Upon his discharge, he joined his
father managing a small store on Main Street.
He grew that business into a successful chain
of retail outlets, known as Stylerite Department
Stores and Big Four Sales, spanning three
Reuben understood the importance of the
State of Israel to the survival of the Jewish
people. He was an unwavering supporter and
significant donor. He held leadership roles in
the Jewish National Fund, Men’s ORT, Israeli
Bonds, and the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue to
name only a few.
A man of many dimensions, Reuben delighted
in finding opportunities to tell a meaningful
story, with wit and humour. He loved a
challenging game of cards, fine whisky and a
good cigar. Above all, his greatest enjoyment
came from his family. While his highly
principled life and compassion provided moral
direction, his dedication and unflinching love
was inspiring to all he encountered.
Funeral services were held October 7, 2008 at
the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue.
If so desired, donations may be made to the
Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, the Canadian
Museum for Human Rights or a charity of your
“ Love does not die”.
BEATRICE LILLIAN KOPECKY
Passed away peacefully, on Friday, October
24, 2008 at the Gimli Community Health Center,
Beatrice Kopecky, aged 65 years, formerly of
Bea is survived by her husband Jerry;
mother Evelyn; son David ( Sherri); grandsons
Jonah and Sammy; sisters Doris Mashinter and
Vera Soroka ( Ian); brother Robert; numerous
nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was
predeceased by her father Robert Lauder; stepfather
Roy Kilfoyle; and brother- in- law Reg
Bea worked as a Healthcare Aide in Long
Beach, California before moving to Minitonas
where she worked in the Swan Valley Hospital
for 28 years. She then moved to Gimli and
worked casually at the Gimli Betel Home.
Thank you to Dr. Gera and the nurses at the
Gimli Community Health Center.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial
service will be held on Thursday, October 30 at
2: 00 p. m. in the Cornerstone Baptist Church in
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Ovarian Cancer Society.
Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of
JEAN ( IRENE) LEITER
February 1, 1923 - October 26, 2008
It is with profound sadness that Irene's
family announces her passing at Oakview Place
on October 26, 2008 at the age of 85. Mom will
be sadly missed by her family and all those who
Irene is lovingly remembered by her son,
Bruce ( Judy) and their sons Ryan ( Nikki),
Brendan and Colton, daughter Joanne McShane
( Robert), grand- daughter, Shannon Nelles
( Daniel) and their children Maddox and Jillana,
her " other son" Byron Doyle and many nieces,
nephews and friends. Irene was predeceased by
her one and only love, Bob; her mother Jean
McDermid; step- father, Neil McDermid and
father, Milton Bruce.
Irene was born in Brandon, MB. in 1923,
whereupon she was lovingly adopted by Milton
and Jean Bruce of Winnipeg. Irene was raised
in the St. James area and lived in the same area
for the rest of her life. She married her
sweetheart, Robert ( Bob) Leiter on September
7, 1942 and remained forever in love until dad's
sudden passing on Sept. 11, 1998. After Bob
returned home from the Second World War,
Irene left the work force and began to raise
their family in 1949, becoming the best stay at
home mom her children could ask for.
Mom was a member of the St. James Legion
# 4 and with Bob became an active member of
the " Over 60 Club and Over 60 Whist Club. She
was a special person, reaching out to and
touching all those who knew her. If you were a
friend of Irene, you were a friend for life.
A memorial service will take place on Friday,
October 31, 2008 at 10: 00 a. m. at Chapel Lawn
Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., with a
reception to follow at St. James Legion # 4.
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MARY VALERIE DZOGAN
( nee OMINSKI)
It is with great sadness that we inform our
family and friends that our beloved mother and
grandmother passed away on Monday, October
27, 2008 at the age of 86. She died in the arms of
her daughter, still courageously fighting a
battle with ovarian cancer.
Mary was born on August 13, 1922 and grew
up on Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg, the third
daughter in a family of nine. She graduated
from Isaac Newton High School in 1939 and was
employed by the T. Eaton Company Mail Order
as a stenographer – quite a feat for a Polish,
Catholic girl from the North End! Upon marrying
Nick on July 10, 1948, she was required to
relinquish her job because office policy
dictated that she now had a husband to support
her, and therefore didn’t need a career. But true
to her spirited and determined personality,
Mary turned being a stay- at- home wife, and
later mother, into a very special career indeed.
In 1951, Mary and Nick bought the Dzogan
family dairy farm, which was located where the
new Meadows North subdivision is today. The
city born- and- bred girl jumped in with both feet
to become a farmer’s wife, rising to the tasks of
feeding the pigs, gathering the eggs and
chasing the cows out of the grain fields. Her
nurturing and generous personality turned the
farm into the centre of her extended family’s
social activities until she and Nick sold it in
1965. Fortunately, Mary lived long enough to
see the naming of “ Dzogan Cove,” a new city
street located on the former farm site.
Upon leaving the farm and moving to the
city, she and Nick built their dream home on
Burrows Avenue, where she resided until this
Granny had many talents, interests and
passions to keep her life full. She and Grandpa
traveled extensively in their motor home,
taking their annual Florida vacation for many
years. She took great pride in her vegetable
garden beneath the power lines on Burrows
next to her house, and equally great pride in
her flower gardens, always insisting that the
grass be cut, trimmed, and the clippings removed.
Her devoted grandchildren were always
happy to oblige. During the winter months, her
focus turned to knitting and – of course! – to
cooking. Granny was the greatest cook and took
great pride in her preparations of the Easter,
Thanksgiving, and traditional Christmas Eve
dinners. We all benefited from the care
packages that she sent home – and from the
abundant home- cooked contents of the freezer.
Feeding one and all was her way of showing her
love and affection.
In her 60s, Mom joined the North Centennial
Seniors Club and, after a lifelong fear of water,
she acquired her lifesaving certification. After
all, she reasoned, she had to be able to save her
grandchildren if they fell into her backyard
pool. After Dad passed away, Mom devoted her
time to volunteer work at Fred Douglas Lodge –
and what a sight that was, to see her wheeling
people younger than her around the nursing
home! In 2005, she received a Certificate of
Recognition from the Manitoba Council on
Aging in recognition of her “ outstanding contribution
to the seniors of Manitoba.” Even during
her battle with cancer, she continued to give of
her time, sometimes as much as 30 hours a
week, feeding, portering, comforting and
visiting the residents of her “ Lodge,” where she
was affectionately known as the “ Hugger.”
When she was diagnosed with cancer, Mom
met the challenge with the resolve and dignity
that characterized her life, never questioning
why or pitying herself, but instead, accepting it
as God’s will. Now, instead of her praying for
all of us, it was our turn to pray for her – and
we hoped that our prayers would benefit her,
just as hers had benefited so many of us. She
was the spiritual and mental force in our lives
that was calming and always constant, and we
will miss her beyond words, although we are
comforted by her reassurances that she will
love us always and will be watching over us.
She leaves behind to mourn her passing and
cherish her memory: her daughter Donna and
husband David Machula, and their boys, Brent
and Colin; her son Gary and wife Shirley, and
their children, Spencer and Tess; and her son
Raymond and wife Darlene, and their daughter
Kristen. She is also survived by her sisters and
brothers, Vicky Kreger, Ted Ominski ( Gladys),
Wanda, Irene, and Ron ( Bev) Ominski, sister- inlaw
Jean Ominski, brother- in- law Joe Cook,
sister- in- law Nancy Knoblock of Florida, and
brother- in- law Dave Dzogan ( Ollie), as well as
numerous nieces and nephews, many who affectionately
referred to her as “ Auntie Mimi.” She
was predeceased by her husband Nick in 1999;
her father and mother, Alex and Louise; sisters,
Jean and Hedy, and brother Eddie.
The family wishes to express their sincere
gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Garry
Krepart, the staff at CancerCare Manitoba, and
the 5th floor staff at the Women’s Hospital.
Prayers will be held on Thursday, October 30
at 7: 00 p. m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main
Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Friday, October 31 at 10: 30 a. m. at
St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 172 Worth
Street, with Msgr. M. Comeault, P. H.,
officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Ghost
In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so
desire, donations may be made to CancerCare
Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg,
MB, R3V 0E9.
FRANCES L. STAFFORD
Frances L. Stafford passed away peacefully
on October 1, 2008 at Oakview Place.
She was born in Guelph, Ontario on July 30,
Frances was predeceased by her husband,
Roy Stafford, and her sister Audrey Wood.
At the request of the deceased, cremation has
taken place and no formal service will be held.
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