Wing Commander Elmer Raymond Archer (Ret.)

Funeral Service:  Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Dauphin First United Church in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Interment:  Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Donations:  CancerCare Manitoba or to the Parkland Humane Society.

Norman Frederick Scott

Norman Frederick Scott, born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan on August 21, 1947, passed away at the Ste. Rose General Hospital on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the age of 65 years after a long, quiet battle with cancer.

Norman is survived by wife Bertha, children Reggie, Barry, Donna (Grant) and Blaine; grandchildren Brian (Donelle), Trudy (Matthew), and Timmy; great-grandchildren Lowan, Lyndon, Matthew and Maddison; special godchild Ashton.  Norman is also survived by his brother Steve (Cathy) and sister Marlene (Doug); nieces Becky, Andrea, Chelsy and Candy; nephews Michael, David, Carl, Doug and their families; as well as many other family members and friends.

Norman attended high school in Calgary.  After finishing high school, Norman entered the military until he was discharged.  Norman began his military career as an Electrician and did this until his passing.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin with Dave Rempel officiating.  The eulogy was delivered by Paul Dwyer.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Norman to rest were Pallbearers Brian Houle Jr., Darrin Mousseau Jr., Derek Mousseau, Gerald Pelletier, Stephen Scott and Trevor Nodwell.  Honorary Pallbearers were Paul Dwyer and Russell Adair.

Those wishing to remember Norman may honour his memory by making donations to the Ste. Rose General Hospital Palliative Care Unit Family Room.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

Mary Fediuk (nee Baschuk)

Mary Fediuk passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 101 years.

Mary was born on June 9, 1911 at Weiden, MB to parents Mike and Eva Baschuk.  She had 10 brothers and sisters.

Mary attended school in Weiden.  At the age of 15, she left home to go to work as a housekeeper in Fork River and Dauphin.  In 1928 at the age of 17, Mary married William Fediuk, and together they resided at the Fediuk family farm in Weiden.

Married for 42 years, Bill and Mary had 10 children:  John, Peter, Steve, Anne, Angulla, Eva, Alex, Mike, Nick and Harry.

Times were very hard on the farm.  Mary worked hard raising the children and assisting with the chores.  In 1971, Bill passed away and Mary moved to Rorketon where she lived until the year 2000.  At that time, she moved to Happy Haven in Dauphin.

Mary was a very kind-hearted and cheerful person who spoke her mind and was always ready for a good joke.  She was the “life” at every party.

For most of her life, Mary was a church member and belonged to the Ukrainian Catholic Womens’ League.  She enjoyed playing bingo and cooking.

Mary is survived by her sons Peter (Margaret), Mike, Harry (Nellie) and daughter Anne (Peter); son-in-law Peter Tkach; daughters-in-law Shirley, Sylvia, Hazel and Virginia.  She is also survived by one brother Mike.  Mary has been blessed with 27 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Mary was predeceased by husband Bill; sons John, Steve (Louise), Alec and Nick; daughters Angulla and Eva (Gordon).

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, celebrated by Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski.  Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor.  The Crossbearer was Jeremy Carter.  The Epistle was read by Diane Carter and the eulogy was delivered by Geraldine Stykalo.  A poem was read by Jena Fediuk.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Mary to rest were Pallbearers Don Fediuk, Terry Fediuk, Gary Fediuk, Arnold Fediuk, Johnny Stykalo and David Walker.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin.

The family would like to thank the hospital staff for taking care of Mary for the past 2½ months.  Thanks to all her friends at Happy Haven for their friendship and assistance.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

Pearl Bazylo (nee Sanchuk)

On September 11, 2012 Pearl Bazylo passed away at St. Paul’s Home in Dauphin at the age of 94 years.

Pearl was born January 1, 1918 to Ukrainian immigrant parents Wasyl and Mary (Burdeyny) Sanchuk on their Bohdan homestead.  She grew up in Bohdan, Mink Creek District, RM of Ethelbert.

Pearl attended Bohdan School. After her father’s death, she worked for relatives. In 1935, Pearl moved to work a few years in sewing and canning factories in Hamilton and Toronto.  She returned and married John Bazylo November 9, 1945 at St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg.  They immediately settled on his father’s farm in Ethelbert. Together they farmed 46 years until John’s passing in 1991.

Pearl will be remembered for her beautiful voice and dedication to the church. She was the first female cantor in the area. She began cantoring at Ethelbert Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. She served as choir director and cantor at Mink Creek Holy Trinity Parish for 18 years.  She was a member of Canada’s first Ukrainian National Festival Choir for two years where she was chosen to sing as a high soprano soloist.  Pearl sang at many weddings and funerals in 21 churches, travelling near and far to fulfill her obligations.  After moving to Dauphin in 1991, Pearl commuted to Mink Creek to cantor and direct the choir until 2003.  She was recognized with a Certificate of Honour from Archbishop and Metropolitan Michael Bzdel of Winnipeg for her many years of service as a cantor.

Pearl is survived by son Ross Sanchuk of Ethelbert, MB, daughter Nadia (Harold) Trafananko of Prince Albert, SK, daughter Janice (Rick) Dixon of Gilbert Plains, MB; two granddaughters, Orysia (Ryan) Cox of Calgary, AB, Lesya (Chris) Bantle of Grande Prairie, AB; numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family.

Pearl was predeceased by husband John; parents Wasyl and Mary; all her siblings and their spouses: Helena (Nick), Steve (Nellie), Doris (Tony), John (Teenie), Lena (Bill), Effie (Frank) Henry, twins Peter and Paul, Nick (Marguerite), infant sisters Annie and twins Catherine and Christine; and grandson Brent Dixon.

Prayers were offered on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral Liturgy was held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mink Creek, celebrated by Rev. Fr. Yaroslav Strukhlyak.  Metro Lukie served as Cantor.  The Crossbearer was Ross Sanchuk.  Interment followed in the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery.  Laying Pearl to rest were Pallbearers Rick Dixon, Harold Trafananko, Ryan Cox, Morris Mazurkewich, Albert Strilkiwski and Les Paziuk.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Pearl may be made to St. Paul’s Nursing Home, Mink Creek Holy Trinity Parish or to a charity of one’s choice.

Family would like to thank Dr.T. Mathison and the Staff at St. Paul’s for their excellent care and understanding and Sister Jean for her visits and prayers.  Thank you to Father Yaroslav Strukhlyak and Father Oleg Bodnarski for visiting mom at the home.

Pearl will be sadly missed by family and those who knew her.  Vichnaya Pamyat. Everlasting Memory.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

Elvis Ivan McCasin

Elvis Ivan McCasin, born on October 18, 1957, passed away in Dauphin, Manitoba on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the age of 54 years.

Elvis was a very hard worker, starting at an early age.  He grew up on a farm, went to a country school, and in later years attended high school in Grandview.

After graduating, he tried his hand at several different occupations.  Elvis lived and worked in Winnipeg for a few years, but the calling of the small community soon had him back in Grandview.  He had been employed by Grandview Co-Op, Stirling Enterprises and Brett Young Seeds.

He was an outdoors person and loved his horses.  He was involved in the Pleasant Valley community, where he could be found kicking up his heels at many of their dances and picnics.

He was married in Grandview on August 2, 1980 to Debbie McMannis.

In the years to come, he became the proud father of three boys.  Soon, the horses were back in the picture and Elvis was right there teaching his boys how to ride a smaller version of daddy’s horse.  The whole family went on several trail rides into the Riding Mountains and Jackfish Lake with family and friends.  As the boys grew, they became interested in baseball and hockey.  Their father was right there helping coach the teams.  The family went camping, boating and fishing in summer and snowmobiling in winter.

He leaves to mourn his three sons, Tim, Corey, Kelly and their mother Debbie; three brothers, Ron, Frank and Stanley McCasin; one sister, Marie Murtenez and several nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are extended family, Betty McMannis, Brian and Gail Cords and family, Ed and Audrey Sul and family, and Marilyn McCasin and family.

Elvis was predeceased by his mother and father, Carrie and Mike McCasin, brothers Walter and Anthony McCasin and nephew James McCasin.

Memorial service was held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. from the Grandview United Church with Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating.  Doreen Fisher served as organist, accompanying the Grandview United Church Choir.  Brian and Gail Cords delivered the eulogy.  Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Those wishing to remember Elvis may honour his memory by making donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

Robert Michael Strukoff

With deep sadness, the family announces the passing of Robert Michael Strukoff on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 38 years.

Robert was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan on January 9, 1974 to Fred and Tannis (nee Popoff) Strukoff.

Robert was predeceased by his loving parents, Fred and Tannis, a brother David in infancy, his grandparents John and Elsie Popoff and Alex and Anastasia Strukoff, an uncle Samuel and a cousin Kathryn.

He is survived by his brothers, Fred Jr. of Armstrong, BC; his brother Wayne (Gail) of Kamsack, SK; his sister Lisa (John) Rhodes of Vancouver, WA; nieces Alicia (Jared) Kleisinger of Regina, SK and Anna of Vancouver, WA; nephews Josh of Calgary, AB, Evan of Vancouver, WA and Daniel of Ontario; great-nephew Lennon of Regina, SK; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan with Gwen Reilkoff officiating.  Interment followed in the Kamsack Riverview Cemetery.  Laying Robert to rest were Pallbearers Dr. Wayne Strukoff, Brad Strukoff, Josh Strukoff, John Popoff, Wes Popoff and Mike Rodin.  Honorary Pallbearers were Fred Strukoff Jr. and John Rhodes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Andrychuk Funeral Chapel in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

Helen Pachkowski (nee Hrebeniuk)

Helen Pachkowski passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Gilbert Plains Health Centre.

Helen was born in the Rhodes district on June 28, 1921 to Peter and Christina (nee Medwid) Hrebeniuk.

She lived on the family farm throughout her youth then later married Steve Pachkowski.  They farmed together and then moved to Gilbert Plains in 1957.  Helen cooked at the local hotel and also sewed many dresses for people and knitted Mary Maxim sweaters.

Helen, our mother and baba, we will always miss your gentle loving ways.  Your ice box cookies and vegetable rice soup was the best!  You will remain in our hearts forever.

Left to cherish her memory are daughter Doreen and husband Tony Puchailo; grandson Derek Puchailo and Debbie; sisters-in-law Joyce Hrebeniuk and Ann Pachkowski; brother-in-law Fred and wife Ann Pachkowski.  There are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Helen was predeceased by her parents; her husband Steve; grandson Darcey Puchailo; brothers John (Mary), Nick (Rose) and Morris (Marge); sisters Nellie Pachkowski and Ann Hatelly.

Funeral service was held on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Gilbert Plains, celebrated by Rev. Fr. Yaroslav Strukhlyak.  Metro Lukie served as Cantor.  Crossbearer was Betty Feschuk.  The epistle was read by Carol Gnazdowsky.  Interment followed in the Gilbert Plains Chatsworth Cemetery.  Laying Helen to rest were Pallbearers Derek Puchailo, Larry Pachkowski, Steve Stratuliak, Peter Drebit, Victor Belinsky and Ted Pachkowski.

Those wishing to remember Helen may honour her memory by making donations to the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home.

We would like to thank Dr. Marais for his care and concern for our mother Helen and also us her family.  Thank you to the Gilbert Plains care home staff for all the gentle care you all gave to Helen.  Thank you to Father Strukhlyak for the visits to mom.

Rest in peace our dear mother and baba.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

Elizabeth (Betty) Bulmer (nee Towner)

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Elizabeth (Betty) Bulmer on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the age of 83 years.

She was born on May 3, 1929 in Dauphin to Henry and Gladys (nee Chapman) Towner.

Elizabeth Bulmer but she preferred everyone to call her Betty Bulmer.  She was a loving sister, mother of three children, a loving grandmother and a loving friend.

She loved to ride her bike everywhere, walk and sit in her living room watching television and doing a puzzle.  She gave her company a nice warm meal and a cup of tea, too.  She helped people clean their homes and visited friends in the Personal Care Home, St. Paul’s Home, Happy Haven, the hospital and the high rise.

She would take her oldest grandkids to church with her.  She made sure she handed out Salvation Army books to people she knew and other places.  Always going to church every Tuesday at the Personal Care Home and on Sundays.

She was a loving wife to Edward Bulmer till they divorced.  An example on how loving she was, she looked after her oldest granddaughter for a few years, taking her everywhere and making sure she did good in school.

She would rather people remember her from their memories than cry because she is gone.

Betty was predeceased by her parents Henry Towner and Gladys Alberta Towner; sisters Amy Snyder and Florence Baker; brother Alfred Towner; son Thomas Nelson Bulmer.

She leaves to cherish many fond memories, her family:  2 children Harvey Nelson Bulmer and Gwen Laurel Bulmer; 4 grandchildren Holly Jean Bulmer, Derek Nelson Bulmer, Kameron Nelson Bulmer and Kimberli Dawn Bulmer; 4 great-grandchildren Marcus Macloud Morton, Darren Adam Morton, Luisa Shion Morton and Jesse Lee Tyler Bulmer.  There are also numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel with Major Grayling Crites and Major Jacqueline Crites officiating.  Barbara Durston served as organist.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Betty to rest were Pallbearers Kevin Morton, Albert Plawick, Johnny Curak, Norman Arndt, Jim Snyder and Derek Bulmer.  Harvey Bulmer served as Honorary Pallbearer.

Those wishing to remember Betty may honour her memory by making donations to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

David Tyson Roulette

With sadness the family announces the passing of David Tyson Roulette on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 43 years.

David was born on June 19, 1969 in Gladstone, Manitoba to parents Harry and Gertie Roulette.

David leaves to mourn his passing; his wife Shawna Houle-Roulette (Crocodile Tears); his sons Joshua, Tyson, & Ryan; his siblings Deno, Scott (Mary Ellen), Melanie (Mark), Christine (Danon); his in-laws Sylvia (Marty Flett); his sisters-in-law Sonia, Carla & Kelly; and his brother-in-law Neil (Autumn); along with numerous nieces and nephews from the Roulette and Houle families.

David was predeceased by his parents Harry and Gertie Roulette; his brother Alan Roulette; and his niece Jodie Martin..

Traditional Wake and Prayer Service were held on Monday, September 3, 2012 and Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from the Sandy Bay First Nation Community Complex.  Funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church at Sandy Bay First Nation with Fr. Jose Cabral officiating.  Interment followed in the Sandy Bay Cemetery.  Laying David to rest were Pallbearers Blair Roulette, Allan Roulette Jr., Ivan Roulette, Edward Eastman, Neil Houle and Emile Houle.  All of David’s nieces and nephews were to consider themselves as Honorary Pallbearers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

David Brian Morran

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of David Brian Morran on Friday, August 31, 2012 at his home in Grandview, at the age of 60.

David was born on March 31, 1952 to James Allan “Al” Morran and Gladys Morran (nee Clark) and raised on the family farm north west of Grandview.  He was the second youngest of five children.  For all of his life, David was an outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and quadding.

David attended Morranville School and later Grandview Collegiate.  His childhood years were spent cultivating his love of the outdoors.  After school, he pursued work in the mills for a few years.  In 1974, he married Lorna Rinn and they had three children.  They moved to the family farm in 1978, after his father passed away, and raised their family.  He shared his love of the outdoors with his family, taking them fishing and snowmobiling.  Summer weekends were spent camping at Childs Lake.  His family will always have fond memories of these times.

David worked at Stirling Enterprises for over 30 years; his workplace was his second family.  He was very active in the Intermountain Snowmobile Club, devoting countless hours to grooming the trails for all to enjoy.  He knew every inch of the Duck Mountains. He enjoyed his time spent with friends, many who called him “Tank.”

He loved his grandchildren and shared his love of the outdoors with them.   He looked forward to taking his grandchildren on quad and snowmobile rides, fishing in the Duck Mountains, or just sitting around a fire roasting marshmallows in the backyard.

David was known to behave in a less than saintly fashion from time to time.  His friends and family could (and likely will) tell a tale or two about his exploits.  But he will be remembered for his hearty laugh and for his generosity; he was always willing to help out a friend or family member in need. He was loved by many. As his grand-kids would say, “He was epic!”

David is predeceased by his brother, Larry Morran in 1968, father Al Morran in 1977 and mother Gladys Trudel in 2007.

David is survived by his wife Lorna of Grandview; daughter Davelda (Clay), of Brandon; daughter Teresa, of Brandon; son, Bain (Shantel), of Brandon; four grandchildren, Caleb, Logan, Tyra and Dillon; brother Ervin (Margaret) of Grandview; two sisters, Lynne (Garry) Steiner of Oak Bank, MB and Darla of Winnipeg; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and extended family.

The funeral service and interment were held at Grandview Memorial Gardens on September 4, 2012 with Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating.  The eulogy was given by David’s close friend and cousin, Lyle Morran.

Memorial Gifts to honor the life of David Brian Morran may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Feel no guilt in laughter, he’d know how much you care.

Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.

You cannot grieve forever, he would not want you to.

He’d hope that you could carry on the way you always do.

So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,

The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.

Let memories surround you, a word someone may say

Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day,

That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here,

And fills you with the feeling that he is always near.

For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart,

And he will live forever locked safely within your heart.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.