Orest Prysiazniuk

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Mr. Orest Prysiazniuk of Thompson, Manitoba, on November 10, 2012 aged 79 years.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Christina (Karell) Prysiazniuk and siblings Morris Prysiazniuk (Evelyn), and Mike Prysiazniuk.

He is survived by Anne Chambers (Henry), Peter (Claire), Nestor, Walter, Stella Cormier, and several nieces and nephews: Darryl, Carey, Lisa, Rene, Michael, Brigitte, Shawn, Karla, Lila and Andrew.

Orest was a genuine friend and mentor, he was a spiritual man and he made everyone feel like family, he was funny and enjoyed sharing laughter or whatever he had, be it a meal, friendship, knowledge, or a kind word.  He was a kind and giving soul. Orest was helpful and never passed up an opportunity to help out when asked.  He was genuine, and a man of his word.

Orest was a member of Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Thompson for many years.

Orest was born January 15, 1933 in Ethelbert, MB To John and Christina Prysiazniuk.  As a child he attended Pine River Elementary School and later graduated at Dauphin College with technical training as a machinist.  With experience in welding and maintenance repairs he worked at Patricia Transport in the winter of 1951, working in the tourist industry at God’s River Lodge for the summer months and freighting in the winter.  In 1954 he obtained employment with Northern Bus Lines and Northern Auto Electric.  In 1956 he upgraded his skills at Beatie’s Auto Electric specializing in automotive.  Later Orest came to Thompson and worked for INCO for a short time and found it too regimented, so he left and ventured out to be an upstanding businessman and entrepreneur within the community in the latter 1950’s when he and 2 partners started Threeway Chrysler in Thompson, Manitoba.  He then went on to pursue other opportunities such as Parklane Texaco Thompson, Southwood restaurant and Parklane Services Ltd.  Orest was a hard worker with long hours and deadlines to meet it was not uncommon to see the lights on late at his shop on Weir Road in Thompson he would be working away into the wee hours to get the job done.  He provided repair services to the Government of Manitoba repairing Fire trucks and other equipment from the outlying communities he often would fly in to remote communities and provide repair services.  He took pride in his mechanical work and it was impeccable, and it was done right!  His creativeness and mechanical talent was without limits if he needed a part that was not readily available he improvised, he designed, studied, welded, machined, or did whatever was required and the result was perfect.

Orest loved the north and remained in Thompson till his passing.  His many friends, family and extended family will miss him.

Thank you to the BRHA homecare workers who helped make Orest comfortable and provided me with support needed to allow me to care for my longtime friend during this difficult time, sincerely, Traci Ealing-Lobb

“God bless you and keep you in His care, until we meet again.”

A visitation for Orest was held  on November 15, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Thompson at the Boardman Funeral Chapel 28 Nelson Road, Thompson, Manitoba.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dauphin, Manitoba.  Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk officiated the service, accompanied by St. George’s Cantors.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Orest Prysiazniuk may be made to charity of your choice at the following website: http://www.canadahelps.org/.

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

Anne Pachkowski (nee Hneny)

On November 15, 2012, at 96 years of age, Anne Pachkowski of the Rhodes, MB district peacefully passed away in the Dauphin Regional Hospital with her family at her side. Anne was the fifth of nine children born in the Doroshenko district on June 2, 1916 to Andrew and Apolonina (nee Tycholis) Hneny. In 1926, when Anne was 10, her mother, Apolonina passed away, leaving Andrew to raise Anne and her eight siblings. It was a difficult period for Anne, who helped to raise her younger brothers and sisters while attending school and helping on the family farm. Anne completed her eighth grade education, and shortly afterwards moved to Flin Flon to work on a dairy farm.

Anne always fondly remembered her time in Flin Flon, as she loved to work with the dairy cattle and enjoyed the spending money, which was a unique experience for her.

Anne returned home on a regular basis where she enthusiastically participated in local theatre groups. It was during a production at Boyan Hall that she met her future husband, Fred Pachkowski. After a long courtship, Anne and Fred were married on Nov 14th 1937 and made their home on the farm in the Rhodes District. Anne and Fred worked hard on the farm, but still found the time to enjoy life. Anne was an active member in Rhodes Church and with Rhodes Hall, continuing her participation in local performances. She loved singing and dancing and going to the lakes in the Duck Mountains, and summer weekends spent with her large extended family. She was well known and will be remembered for her laughter and sense of humour.

Anne is survived by her husband of 75 years, Fred Pachkowski of Rhodes; children Ted (Shirley) Pachkowski of Rhodes, Jerry (Margaret) Pachkowski of Rhodes, Gloria Joliet (Ron) of Vancouver, BC, Larry (Ruth) of Rhodes; grandchildren Laura (Patrick), Richard, Deborah, Jennifer, Christopher, Katherine (Derek), Tamara (Moses), Gregory, Christine and Trent; and 2 great grandchildren, Caleb and Thomas. Anne is also survived by her sister-in-law Anne Pachkowski of Dauphin, MB and numerous members of her extended family.

Anne was predeceased by her parents, siblings and in-laws.

Prayers were offered on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral Liturgy was held on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ethelbert, celebrated by Rev. Fr. Yaroslav Strukhlyak.  Metro Lukie served as Cantor.  The Crossbearer was Jennifer Pachkowski.  Gloria Joliet delivered the Eulogy and Katherine Pachkowski read the Epistle.  Interment followed in the Rhodes Cemetery.  Laying Anne to rest were Pallbearers Chris Pachkowski, Greg Pachkowski, Moses Baer, Terry Dudar, Derek Puchailo and Trent Pachkowski.

Memorial donations may be made to Rhodes Cemetery or to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Annie Bratko (nee Chersak)

Annie Bratko passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2012 at 84 years of age at the Dauphin Personal Care Home.

Annie was born on December 26, 1927 in the Volga District in the R.M. of Mossey River, the daughter of Kateryna and John Chersak.  She received her education at Don School.

On October 28, 1948, Annie married Paul Bratko at Winnipegosis.  Following their marriage they farmed in the Volga District and Annie worked alongside her husband on their mixed farm.  While living on the farm she had her two children, and both she and Paul raised them in the country until 1970 when the family moved to Dauphin.  After being a homemaker for many years, Annie got a job as a dietary aide at St. Paul’s Home.  She loved her job, especially spending time with elderly people.  She worked at St. Paul’s Home from 1971 to 1993.

Annie’s home was always open to many guests and she always managed to whip up a great meal for whoever came by for a visit.  Anne had a huge garden every year and always made sure that anyone who visited her left with some vegetables.  She made the best pickles and used water from her well with an old fashioned hand pump in her back yard.  On any given summer morning you could find her weeding her garden and watering her plants from her rain barrel.  Annie could grow almost anything and always had the most beautiful flowers growing in her back yard.  She loved roses and lilies, and took perennials from the gardens of her many friends to create a beautiful mosaic of color in her own flower garden.

Annie enjoyed traveling to places such as British Columbia and the Black Hills with her husband Paul.  Her last big trip was to Hawaii with her children and grandchildren.  She often talked about her travels and liked to share the many pictures she took of family she visited, people she met, and places she saw along the way.

In her later years, Annie spent many hours with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.  She was most proud of her children and well as her four grandchildren and attended all their university graduations.  As the grandchildren were growing up, Annie enjoyed playing with them, singing Ukrainian songs to them, and making sure they always had whatever they wanted to eat, even if it meant frying them perogies for breakfast, or for a late night snack.  Annie’s grandchildren always loved to come and visit, enjoying conversation, breakfasts, great suppers and movies.  She always gave lots of love and wisdom and always knew just what to say to guide them along the way.

Annie had a love for Jehovah.  She studied the Bible and attended meetings and Bible talks until her health deteriorated.  Annie had many friends that shared her faith and they enjoyed years of traveling together to many conventions.  When Annie was gathered with her family she always knew just the right prayer to say, choosing her words to include all those who were with her and those no longer there.  In her final months at the Personal Care Home, she always found comfort in reading her Bible.

Annie is survived by her son, Ernest Bratko and his wife Patricia; one daughter, Darlene and her husband Marty Wakula; grandchildren, Wendy and husband Jason Oversby, Sheri and husband Ryan Gardner, Mitchell Wakula and Carly Wakula; great-grandchildren, Paige and Bryce Oversby, and Ryder, Parks and Kenzie Gardner.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Anne was predeceased by her husband Paul on April 9, 1991; her parents John in 1944 and Kateryna (Chudyk) Chersak in 1980; her sister Mary Bileski in 1991 and brother-in-law Bill Bileski in 1987; her brothers Bill Chersak in 1994 and Metro Chersak in 2012 and sister-in-law Olga Chersak in 2009.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin with Mr. Tony Kotyk officiating.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Annie to rest were Pallbearers Mitchell Wakula, Martin Wakula, Ed Chersak, Jerry Chersak, Ryan Gardner and Jason Oversby.

Those wishing to remember Annie may honour her memory by making donations to the  Canadian Cancer Society.

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

Dora Beatrice Green (nee Winters)

The family sadly announces the passing of Dora Beatrice Green on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at St. Paul’s Home in Dauphin, at the age of 94 years.

Beatrice and her twin sister Dolly were born on the family farm in the Ashville area on June 21, 1918, to Joseph Wellington Winters and Madora Adelaide “Dora” Alguire, both originally from Osnabruck Township in Stormont County, Ontario.  Beatrice attended the Mineral Creek School and later went to the Winnipeg Bible College in Winnipeg.  Following her schooling, she worked at a dairy in Dauphin.

In 1940, Bea married the love of her life, Lyle Garland Green at the family home in Ashville, and together they raised four children: Dale Wellington (Judy), of London, Ontario, Darla Glen Farr (Brian) of Sechelt, British Columbia, Vernon James (Rose) of Alma, Quebec, and Kent Lynden (Evie) of Brandon, Manitoba.  They had six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  “Auntie Bea” was also loved by many nieces and nephews.

Beatrice was predeceased by her beloved Lyle (1987) and by all of her siblings: Hubert William Winters (Jean), Lola Irene Birss (Lorne), Charles Joseph Winters, Earl Wellington Winters (Myrtle) (Inez), William Henry “Bill” Winters, Dorothy Adelaide “Addie” Shunk (Walter), Thirsa Mae “Dolly” (Albert Hicks) (Frank Leggett), Clayton Levi Winters (Verna), and Ivy Fisher (Gordon).

Along with her family, music and the church were big parts of Beatrice’s life.  She and her twin sister Dolly sang many duets together at events over the years.  Bea volunteered at St. Paul’s Home, sharing her musical talents with the residents there.  She often accompanied herself with an auto-harp.

As founding members of Grace Bible Church, Beatrice and Lyle served the Lord for many years, and were very involved in church activities.

The family is very grateful to the staff of St. Paul’s Home for the loving, professional care that Mom received there for the past five years.

Funeral service was held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Bible Church, with the Rev. Laverne Lewycky officiating, and special music by Laurie Bergen and Linda Borne, with Gail Potoroka, organist, and Barbara Durston, pianist.   Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Beatrice to rest were Pallbearers Kelly Green, Norm Long, Al Donaldson, John Millions, Joe Pavlin and Dean Durston.

In Beatrice’s memory, donations may be made to Grace Bible Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Nellie Romanetz (nee Frykas)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Nellie Romanetz of Ethelbert,Manitobaon November 13, 2012, at the age of 91 years.

Nellie is lovingly remembered and will be deeply missed by her 11 children: Lorraine Romanetz of Winnipeg, MB; Florence  (Keith) Thompson of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; Caroline (Ron) Wall of Winnipeg, MB;  Raymond Romanetz (Bev Marshall) of Drumheller, AB; Vicki (John) Muzyka of Winnipeg, MB; Nettie (Garry) Austman of Steinbach, MB; Robert Romanetz (Linda) of Winnipeg, MB; Colleen (Larry) Sigmundson of Oakville, ON; Marilyn Romanetz (Garry Harland) of Thunder Bay, ON; Garry Romanetz of Surrey, BC; Gayle Romanetz (Domenic Vaccaro) of Winnipeg, MB. , 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are  sister Stella Manchur of Regina, SK; brother Ernie Frykas (Sylvia) of Winnipeg, MB; and sister-in-law, Olga Frykas of Gilbert Plains, MB.

Nellie was predeceased by her husband, Michael Romanetz (1992),  son Raymond Ernest (1949), granddaughter Karen Romanetz (1995),  parents Alex and Domka (Moroz) Frykas,  5 brothers John, Steve, Sam, Walter, Harry, and 2 sisters, Mary Woronowski and Anne Ladouceur.

Nellie was born on April 17, 1921, inMink   Creek,MB, to Alex and Domka Frykas.  Life was hard for Ukrainian immigrants.  Using your native language in school was met with punishment or ridicule.  Money was scarce for books or clothing, so at the young age of fifteen, Nellie was off to work inFlin Flon,MB.  There she met the handsome Michael Romanetz, and they were married on August 15, 1940.  They lived in Flin Flon,SheridanandRed Lake,ONuntil 1945, when they left the mining community and moved to take over the Romanetz family farm atEthelbert,MB.

They worked hard at mixed farming and raised a large family. Those were difficult times with no electricity, waterworks or telephone! Roads were mostly muddy trails .With no road maintenance, winter brought isolation, and often, spring brought flooding.  And then in 1949, there was the heartbreaking loss of their first born, Raymond Ernest.

Nellie always had a large plentiful garden and she was very generous with the bountiful harvest. Her love of flowers was evident. Nellie and Mike enjoyed mushroom and berry picking; it was a welcome relief from the daily farm chores.

Nellie also found time for creativity.  She sewed clothes, crocheted, knitted socks, mittens, scarves and Mary Maxim sweaters.  In later years her new found hobby was quilt-making.  Many family members  are proud owners of her hand-made quilts and parenas.

Nellie had an amazing memory.  Her ability to remember names and numbers was exceptional.  She could recall names of everyone she met, and she rarely forgot a birthday or anniversary.  Remarkably, she could also recall many traditional songs and poems from childhood days.

Nellie was a wonderful cook and loved company.  Her freezers were always full of food in expectation of guests. Long weekends at the farm were busy times, but family was inevitably rewarded by Baba’s cooking, exploring the outdoors, and socializing with family.  Nellie adored her many grandchildren and made each one feel special. The farm was an on-going family “playground”.

Nellie had some special interests in her “sunset” years.  She enjoyed her big screen satellite TV. Her favorite programs were the soaps, figure skating, and especially “Dancing with the stars”.  She also had a keen interest in watching sports such as hockey, football & curling.

Nellie enjoyed using her riding lawn mower. Her yard was always neatly trimmed–acres of it! Her Ford tractor was an invaluable asset to her on the farm; she always said that she was taking it with her “to the other side.”  She also loved her Toyota Corolla. She was able to drive till the ripe age of 89.   This allowed her years of independence, while continuing to live alone on the farm.

In the fall of 2010, Nellie, for health reasons, reluctantly left her farm home at Ethelbert, to reside with family inWinnipeg.  In February, 2012, she became a resident of St. Norbert Personal Care Home, where she resided till her passing.

The family would like to thank all caregivers in the immediate family who took precious time from their busy lives to help care for Nellie in her difficult “end of life” journey. They also want to extend sincere appreciation to friends and relatives who were always so supportive and caring.

The family is grateful for their Ukrainian heritage, Nellie’s support and enduring love.  She left us knowing that she was cherished.

“Dear Lord, hold her in your arms and treasure her with care.

Make up for all she suffered and all she had to bear.

Please whisper in her ear in case she didn’t hear

How much we truly loved her and wish she still was here.”

Vichnaya Pamyat

Prayers were held at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin, MB on November 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral mass was held at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ethelbert, on November 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment in the Parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nellie’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Freida Pockett (nee Malcolm)

Freida was born on October 4, 1939 on the Ebb & Flow First Nation.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Ste. Rose General Hospital at the age of 73 years.

She was predeceased by her parents John Robert and Catherine Malcolm, her sister Agnes, her brother Patrick, her son John Robert Pockett and her granddaughter Shannon Thompson.

She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish many fond memories; her children Mathilda Malcolm (Edward Spence), Suzanne Ton, Yvette Pockett, Kathy Clouston (Joey Clouston), Elvis Pockett (Monterey Delorme), Vance Pockett (Jennifer Turnes Pockett) and Curtis Catcheway, her husband Harvey Pockett, her companion and best friend George Catcheway, along with  numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Her brothers Arthur (Marlene), Andrew (Annie), Louis (Bernice), Christopher, Gary (Muriel), her sisters Marie, RoseAnna (Frank), Suzette, Jeannie, Patsy, Virginia (Michael) and Yvette (Irv) along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Wake was held on Friday, November 16, 2012 beginning at 3:00 p.m. from the Ebb & Flow Community Complex, Ebb & Flow First Nation.  Prayers followed at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Ebb & Flow Community Complex, officiated by Fr. Leo Fernandes.  Interment followed in the Ebb & Flow Cemetery.  Laying Freida to rest were Pallbearers Andy Desjarlais, Joey Clouston, Carlos Malcolm, Sheldon Malcolm, Lee Malcolm and Glen McAuley.

She suffered in silence

She hid many tears

She never complained

Of her pain or her fears. 

She fought on so bravely

She gave life her best. 

We’ll miss her forever

And remember her love

“World’s Sweetest Mom”

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

Terence Charles (Terry) Day

Terence (Terry) Charles Day passed away suddenly with his family by his side at Health Sciences in Winnipeg, on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the age of 70.

He was born in Dauphin on May 13, 1942 to Lloyd and Myrtle Day.  Terry attendedGoodlandSchoolin Glenella later moving to Dauphin in 1958.  On April 1, 1961, he married the love of his life, Cathy Birss.  After retiring from the Department of Highways he took on maintenance work with Manitoba Housing and driving for Pratt’s Wholesale.

Terry was known for his “big” heart, always lending a helping hand.  His outgoing personality and warm smile made him easy to approach.  His interests included being involved with the Dauphin Fire Department, a Legion member, Highland Band, curling, baseball and snowshoeing.  His love of hockey found him watching his grandsons play through the years and was supporter of the Dauphin Kings.

His patience, commitment and unconditional love taught his children to know how precious living each day to the most was.

Terry is survived by wife Cathy, son Bob (Patti), daughters Shelley Patterson, Teresa Rausch (Dean); grandchildren – Chris, Amanda, Nathan, Jarrett, Ryan, Trista, Matthew, Kayla, Cody, Sheryl-lee, Justin, Teren, Matt, Lanie, Orrie, great Grandchildren-Cavan, Kayson, Kenton, Cyra, Amaya; brother Rick (Linda); brother-in-law Dave (Enid); sister-in-law (Lorna).

He is predeceased by grandson Greg, and parents Lloyd and Myrtle.

Funeral service was held Friday, November 16th, 2012 at the Dauphin First United Church officiated by Reverend Larry McPhail, Eulogy by Richard Beyette.  A private family viewing was held at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, and interment will follow in the spring of 2013.

Donations may be made in honour of Terry to Ronald McDonald House Winnipeg, or to the Parkland Humane Society.

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

Rita Marie Alice Lecomte (nee Parthenay)

Rita Marie Alice Lecomte passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba at the age of 69 years.

She was born in Ste. Rose du Lac on August 1, 1943.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba, officiated by Fr. Leo Fernandes.  Jeff Moreau delivered the eulogy.  Urnbearers were Hillary and Ashley Moreau and the Honorary Urnbearers were Joshua Moreau and Teagan and Tyler Derouard.  A private family interment was held following the service.

Those wishing to remember Rita may honour her memory by making donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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

Joseph Alexander Laquette

Joseph Laquette of Dauphin, MB passed away at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at the age of 72 years.

He is survived by his loving family: daughter Debbie Laquette (Longo); son Harold Catcheway; his grandchildren; one brother Louie Laquette; stepchildren Jeanne Longo, Cameron Longo and Sonya Chaychuk.

He was predeceased by: his parents Joseph Laquette and Adele Laquette nee: Dumas; brothers Don, Edmond, Gene, George, Henry, John and Lloyd; sisters Margaret, Mary and Hilda.

Wake service was held on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium in Dauphin, Manitoba.  Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Meadow Portage Hall in Meadow Portage, Manitoba, officiated by Larry Laquette.  Interment followed in the Meadow Portage Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers were Joseph Laquette, Darcy Laquette, Terrell Laquette, Ryan Laquette, Harold Catcheway and Johnaton Genaille.  Honorary Pallbearers were Laverne Laquette, Marilyn Catcheway, Marina Laquette, Darlene Laquette, Ruth Laquette, Loretta Laquette, Marsha Laquette, Arlene Gabriel, Lorena Laquette, Larry Laquette, Gary Laquette, Joseph Laquette, Darcy Laquette, Lawrence Laquette, Gerald Laquette, Terrell Laquette, Ryan Laquette, Darcy Laquette, Ronald Laquette, Andrew Laquette and Peter Hofer.

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

Darcy Muzyka

Darcy Muzyka passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 45 years.

Darcy was born on March 14, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Celebration of life was held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  The Very Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski officiated and Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor.  The service concluded at the chapel.

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