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.

Helen Josephine Malchuk (nee Derzak)

Helen Malchuk passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 85 years.

Helen leaves to cherish many fond memories, her family: daughters, Diane Russell of Vancouver, BC, Sharon Malchuk of Winnipeg, MB; grandsons, David Russell and wife Jessica of Vancouver, BC, Timothy Russell and wife Shelby of Vancouver, BC; granddaughters, Katie and Molly; 2 brothers, Michael and wife Anne of Kamloops, BC, Zennon and wife Josette of Calgary, AB; 2 sisters, Anne Dawe of St. John’s, NL, Joan Mushinski and husband Gerald of Medicine Hat, AB.  There are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba led by Fr. Bohdan Lukie.  Prayers were also offered on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin, Manitoba led by the Very Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski.  Funeral Liturgy was held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, celebrated by the Very Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski.  Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Helen may honour her memory by making donations to the 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.

Myrtle Isabelle Damsgaard (nee Longphee)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Myrtle Damsgaard on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 86 years.

Myrtle was born in Storthoaks, Saskatchewan on February 12, 1926 to Emmanuel and Clara (nee Brennan) Longphee. The family moved to Dauphin in 1931, at which time Myrtle attended Mountview School, completing her education at the DCTI. After her schooling, she entered the workforce, working at various jobs in stores and banks.

In 1946, Myrtle married Gunnar Damsgaard, and together they raised their family of two daughters.  They farmed together for many years and retired to Ochre River then later to Dauphin.

Myrtle enjoyed many activities. She was an excellent cook. She also loved gardening and reaping its rewards each fall in order to provide for her family.  In her spare time, Myrtle enjoyed reading, bowling, knitting, and sports, but took every opportunity to spend time with her family.  Myrtle loved her family dearly.

She was a member of the Ochre River Ladies Evening Guild, Bay Centre Ladies Club, United Church Women, and also participated in the Ochre River Meals Program.  Myrtle was a valued contributor to the community.

Myrtle was predeceased by her parents; three sisters, Florence in childhood, Grace Hutton, and Mary Ginter; brother Ed Longphee; brothers-in-law Herb Ginter and Mel Sinclair.

She leaves to cherish fond memories, her husband of 66 years Gunnar; two daughters, Janice and husband Bruce Hale, Marie and husband Don Michalyk; grandchildren Lisa and husband Matt Menard, and Brad Hale, all of Dauphin; great-granddaughter Emma Yeary, of Brandon; two sisters, Ruth Sinclair, and Doreen and husband Jim Livingston, both of Kenora, Ontario; one brother-in-law Les Hutton of Houston, British Columbia. There are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Memorial service was held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Dauphin First United Church, officiated by Rev. Larry McPhail. Sandra Dowhan served as organist, accompanying the Dauphin First United Church Choir.  Janice Hale delivered the eulogy celebrating Myrtle’s life.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Myrtle may honour her memory by making donations to the Kidney Foundation of Manitoba.

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

Edward Sawicki

In loving memory of Edward Sawicki, born October 17, 1929 in Hillsburg Municipality, Manitoba and who passed away quietly in his sleep October 26, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Hospital.

In his time, Edward worked in Ontario at Frood Mine and Stobie Mine then moved to Thompson, Manitoba to work at the Thompson Mines, Pipe Mine and Open pit.  He enjoyed his cabin at Paint Lake, fishing, rose gardens, tropical fish, playing the fiddle and the mouth organ, was a great pool player and active in the Knights of Columbus.  Taking early retirement Edward moved to Dauphin where he enjoyed his farm and horses.  He is survived by Emily, mother of his children, two sisters, Della and Mary, two daughters, Beverly and Leona and one granddaughter Nikki.

A memorial service was held in his honor on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin at 2:00 p.m.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

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

Mary Isabel Deans (nee Menzies)

It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Isabel Deans at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg.

Isabel was predeceased by her parents, Adam and Bessie Menzies, and her brother, Jack Menzies.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 66 years, Keith; her children:  Doug (Lorrie) Deans, of Dauphin; Marilyn (Ron) Lamoureux, of Winnipeg; and her beloved grandchildren: Heather Deans, of Dauphin, Greg Deans, of Vancouver, and Lise Lamoureux, of Winnipeg.  Also surviving are her sister, Merle (John) Marowitch, of Winnipeg; her brother, Jim Menzies, of Morden; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Isabel was born and raised in Morden. She met Keith in high school and while he served with the RCAF during WW II she attended United College.  Upon his repatriation they were married on July 19, 1946.  Keith’s job took them to Dauphin in 1950.  The intention was to commit to a 2-year stay, but they made such good friends and enjoyed the town that it became their permanent home.  Upon Keith’s retirement, they spent 23 winters in Mesa, with summers at the cottage at Dauphin Lake.  10 years ago they made a move to Winnipeg; first to Fort Garry Place and then to Dakota House where they made new friends too numerous to mention.  Family is grateful for the support Isabel and Keith received from these friends and the staff at Dakota House during her last year.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin, Manitoba, with interment following in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Home Care and Palliative Care programs, especially the nurses and aides who treated Isabel with dignity and respect; and lastly the staff at Riverview 3E.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation in Isabel’s memory to: CancerCare Manitoba, 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg MB, R3C 9Z9; CNIB, PO Box 8000 Station Main, Winnipeg MB, R3C 9Z9; or a charity of your choice.

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

Mike Goraluk

Peacefully on Saturday, October 27th, Mike Goraluk passed away at Boundary Trails Hospital after a brief hospital stay.  He will be sadly missed by Mildred, their children Valerie (Terry), Sheila (Mike), Rick (Karen), Teresa, and Kyle (Kathleen).  Also by his grandchildren Tara, Jordan (Jenna), Jeffrey (Amber), and Tony as well as his great-grandchildren Lily, Ava, Brody and Brooklyn.  He leaves his sister Vera, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.  Mike was predeceased by his parents Ted and Mary, brother George, and sisters Elsie, Jessie, Lena, and Margaret.

Mike was born on November 21, 1925 in Shell Valley to Ted and Mary Guraliuk.  He grew up in Blue Wing area and went to school at Riding Park and Blue Wing.  At an early age, Mike worked out at harvest time and later in bush camps then returned in the spring to help his Dad on the farm.

Mike always had a very inventive mind, always getting ideas how to make things work better.  He taught himself to wire houses which he did most of them in the local area.  He drilled wells, built steel sheds, always something new on top of farming.  He tried his best as he served as a Municipal Councilor in the RM of Boulton for a number of years and also had the position as President of the Shell Valley church.

Mike married Mildred (nee Bileski) in 1954 and they welcomed their 5 children:  Valerie in 1955, Sheila in 1957, Rick in 1960, Teresa in 1964, and Kyle in 1969.

After he retired he loved to travel and enjoyed many trips throughout Canada and the US as well as to Israel and Ukraine.

Mike made many friends wherever he went and will be sadly missed by all, as he was a very friendly person and loved people.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Roblin Chapel in Roblin, Manitoba.  Funeral service was held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Roblin Chapel with Archpriest Orest Olekshy officiating.  Music was provided by Rodney Flunder as Cantor as well as the St. Elijah Choir.  Interment followed in the St. Elijah Cemetery in Lennard, Manitoba.  Pallbearers were Jordan Becker, Jeffrey Goraluk, Gerald Gorda, Wayne Shewchuk Frank Germain and Glenn Gorda.

Those wishing to remember Mike may honour his memory by making donations to the Roblin & District Community Foundation – Hospital Fund, or 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.

Wasyl (Bill) Soloway

Wasyl “Bill” Soloway of Dauphin, Manitoba, formerly of Pine River, Manitoba, passed away on Wednesday, the 24th of October, 2012 at the age of 98 years.  He passed away peacefully at the Dauphin Personal Care Home in Dauphin.

He was born on August 24, 1914 at Edmonton, AB, son of Nicholas Soloway and Amelia (nee Czarneki).  The family moved to Pine River, MB where their homestead was next to the Duck Mountain area, about 7 miles south of Pine River.  He walked 4½ miles to school at Fletcher where he received his education.

Wasyl did various jobs in the Duck Mountain area at a salary of 25 cents per hour less 75 cents a day for room and board.  In 1940, he got a job with the Canadian National Railway, working for them for over 39 years and retiring in 1979.

He married Jean Kostiuk in 1934.  They had 8 children.  He was predeceased by his first wife in 1949.  In 1952, he married a widow, Sabina Pylypiw of Pulp River, MB who had 5 children of her own.  They resided in Pine River, MB.

In 1988, his wife Sabina passed away.  They enjoyed 36½ years together raising their large family plus enjoying sports (curling in particular), hunting, fishing, gardening, picking wild berries, and growing beautiful flowers.

Wasyl was predeceased by his mother and father, a son in infancy, a step-daughter, step-son, son, as well as 4 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and 3 sons-in-law.

Wasyl leaves to cherish in memory, 4 sons, Edward of Thunder Bay, ON, Marcel of Vancouver, BC, John of Rock Creek, BC and Joseph and his wife Jeannine of Yellowknife, NT; 2 daughters, Sonia of Dauphin, MB and Natalia and her husband Larry of Moosomin, SK; and 3 step-daughters, Alice of Swan River, MB, Helen Harmaski and her husband John of Winnipeg Beach, MB, and May Chorneyko of Biggar, SK.  Wasyl is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren who reside in various parts of Canada.

In 1992, Wasyl moved to St. George’s Place in Dauphin, MB.  He was a longtime member of the Pine River United Church.

In 2011, Bill moved to the Dauphin Personal Care Home, Dauphin, MB, where he peacefully passed away.

He will be sadly missed by all his family, extended family and friends.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Dauphin First United Church with Rev. Larry McPhail officiating.  Barbara Durston served as organist, accompanying the First United Church Choir.  Jeannine Soloway and Judy Sabbagh delivered the eulogy.  Lunch was served at the church hall, with interment following at the Pine River United Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Gary Harmatski, Collin Butler, Eric Butler, Kevin Namaka, Raymond Smith and Ernie Harmatski.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Wasyl Soloway may be made to the Pine River United Church or to the Manitoba Cancer Society.

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