Adeline Frances Boguski (nee Tokar)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Adeline (Adele) Boguski (Tokar) on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 78.

Adele was born September 12, 1933 to John and Dora (nee Skwarok) Tokar on the homestead in Keld, Manitoba.  The family (11 children) lived on the family farm until 1950 when mom and her mother and father moved to Dauphin.  While at home on the farm, mom attended Kosiew School.  Upon moving to Dauphin, mom attended Littles’ Business College and worked for the Town of Dauphin for two years.

On June 3, 1954, she married dad, Manuel (Mel) Boguski, at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Dauphin.  They resided in Dauphin and Makinak before settling in Dauphin when dad took a permanent teaching position.

She is survived by daughter, Angela (Michael) Werbicki, son, Greg (partner Joe Stouffer), grandchildren, Nicole (Justin) Dyck and Aaron (Barbara) Werbicki and great grandchild, Liam Dyck.  She will be missed by sisters Olive Bosiak of Brandon, Nell (Michael) Partyka of Winnipeg, brother-in-laws, Walter (Marj) Boguski, Sylvester (Gladys) Boguski and sisters-in law, Elsie Drebnisky and Virginia (Basil) Graham, many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was predeceased by dad, Manuel Boguski, her parents, John and Dora Tokar, brothers, Mike (Helen) Tokar, Frank Tokar, Tony Tokar, Leonard Tokar, Joseph (Mary) Tokar, sisters, Anne (Peter) Drebnisky, Carol (Peter) Twerdun, Mary (John) Podworny, in-laws, Mary and Frank Boguski and John Bosiak.

Mom enjoyed her family, both near and extended.  Her children, grandchildren and her first great grandchild were immensely important to her and the times spent with them were filled with laughter and love.  She was also looking forward to the arrival of two more great grandchildren this summer.  Mom enjoyed playing cards, and her and dad always were up for a long night of canasta playing as many of you will know.  She also enjoyed playing bingo where she made many a new friends on those evenings and in early years, she also enjoyed working as a volunteer.  Mom with Dad loved to get in the car and travel to whichever direction they thought was interesting which may have been at trip to a casino, maybe fishing or visiting family.  Both mom and dad loved their trips to Flin Flon to visit family and go camping and pickerel fishing with late night canasta playing under the light of a propane lantern.  They spent many a summer at the cabin at Waterhen, where they fished and enjoyed the company of friends and family.  They also loved picking morels, and almost any berry that could be found.  Mom came to love the flower gardens in her later years.  Mom was known for her sense of humor, deep compassion and she had the ability to make steadfast and loyal friends.  She will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched.

The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League conducted a rosary tribute on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. followed by prayers at 7:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin.  Divine Liturgy and funeral service was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection with interment at the Riverside Cemetery.  Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor assisted by the Church choir.  Grandchildren, Aaron Werbicki served as Crossbearer, with Nicole Dyck as Honorary Crossbearer.  The Epistle reader was niece, Sylvia Wagner and the eulogy and tribute was read by niece, Gwen Torres, followed by a poem reading by Natasha Torres.  Pallbearers were Darcy Boguski, Tony Torres, Melvin Partyka, Randy Wagner, Stan Smilski and Ernie Michaleski.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memoriam to the Palliative Care Department of the  Dauphin Regional Health Centre or  CancerCare Manitoba.

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

Nicholas Kuszak

Nicholas Kuszak passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 85 years.

He was born on April 9, 1927 at Tarnopol, which at that time was a part of Poland.

His family came to Canada in May of 1930 and settled at Pointe du Bois, Manitoba where he received his early education.  Following his education, he worked several years for Winnipeg Hydro.

In 1952, Nicholas moved to Winnipeg and was employed by the Province of Manitoba.  He retired in 1990 after having served in Winnipeg, Souris and Dauphin.

Nicholas loved the outdoors and was especially fond of fishing and duck hunting.  He also enjoyed sports such as curling, golf and bowling.  He was an avid football fan who never missed a Bombers game.  There are numerous trophies and other memorabilia to this regard.  Nicholas also loved acting, and was actively involved with many of the groups he performed with.

In 1967, Nicholas married Thérèse Dupré from Laurier and together they raised two wonderful children, Robert and Jo-Anne.  They are now blessed with four grandchildren, Tiggairna, Broden, Dustin and Mathew.  There are also nieces, nephews and extended family members in Canada, United States, Poland and Ukraine that are too numerous to mention.

Nicholas was predeceased by his father Blazy Kuszak in 1978, his mother Mary (nee Mikolaychuk) in 1998, his brother Cazmir in 1986 and his sister Mary in 1998.

Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 6:45 p.m., followed by Prayers at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church, celebrated by Fr. David Kowalski.  Mary Kay Scinocca served as organist, accompanying the St. Viator’s Choir.  The eulogy was delivered by Teresa Borkowski.  The readers were Elaine Hepburn and Robert Kuszak.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Nicholas to rest were Pallbearers Jim Borkowski, Maurice Doucette, Gordon Dupré, Dustin Hnatiuk, Lucien Divers and Michael Cymistruk.

Should friends so desire, those wishing to remember Nicholas may honour his memory by making donations to  The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Anne Herman (nee Panasiuk)

Anne Herman (nee Panasiuk) passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2012 in Canora, Saskatchewan at the age of 77 years.

Anne was born on June 23, 1934 in Shortdale, Manitoba to parents Jeremy and Sophie (nee Sarapin) Panasiuk.  She attended school in a country school by the name of Winona, and received her Grade 9 education.  Following her schooling, she stayed home and helped her parents on the farm.

Anne and Mike knew each other as they were growing up.  In their teen years, Mike and Anne dated.  They were married on July 25, 1953 at Shortdale, with the reception was held at Anne’s parents farm yard.

Mike worked on the CN railroad and their first place was in Greg, Manitoba.  Being with the railroad meant many moves to different stations as Mike was a station agent.  Anne and Mike enjoyed living in the stations, as living quarters were attached to the work station.  The sounds of the rattling trains were music to their ears.  The longest time that they spent at one station was during their time at Bowsman.  Canora, Saskatchewan was the last move, as Mike retired from that station.  Mike and Anne made their first home in Canora, and it was there that they lived for 36 years, until the time of Anne’s passing.

Anne is sadly missed by her husband, Mike of 60 years of marriage.  Many happy memories were shared by Anne and Mike.  She also leaves behind her sister Lena Melnychenko of Grandview, Manitoba, and two sisters-in-law, Mary (John) Panasiuk and Martha (Bill) Panasiuk, both of Roblin, Manitoba.  There are numerous extended family members.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jeremy and Sophie Panasiuk and her two brothers, John and Bill.

Funeral service was held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. from the Grandview United Church in Grandview, Manitoba with the Reverend Steve Wilson officiating.  Ruth Clark served as organist, accompanying the Grandview United Church Choir.  The eulogy was delivered by Margaret Morran.  Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.  Laying Anne to rest were Pallbearers Mervin Melnychenko, Andy Melnychenko, Vincent Morran, Lanny McInnes, Craig Clow and Mike Panasiuk.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Anne may honour her memory by making donations to the Canora Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Box 749, Canora, Saskatchewan, S0A 0L0.

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

Josephine (Jessie) Sosnoski (nee Bencharski)

Peacefully, with her family at her side, on June 1, 2012, Jessie, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, went home to her eternal rest while at the Golden Links Lodge, Winnipeg.

Jessie Sosnoski was born in Ashville, MB on November 6, 1921 to Michael and Rose Bencharski (nee Federowich).  She received her education at Comrie School and also developed a life long bond with her beloved brothers and sisters.

She worked in several positions, as well as helped her parents on their farm, until she met and married Frank Sosnoski in 1945.  Together they farmed in the Valley River district.   In 1959, they moved to Dauphin while continuing to farm.

Jessie was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Ashville, as well as St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin.  She was a very active member of St. Viator’s CWL serving in many offices.  She was also a member of the FootLoose walking club as well as an active member of the Dauphin Seniors Centre.

She will also be remembered for her lovely gardens, wonderful cooking, and the beautiful begonias she grew each year.

Surviving are her 2 daughters, Darlene (Glen) Hargreaves of Arnes, MB, and Gail (Morris) Ficzycz of Winnipeg, 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as her loving sister Eleanor Kalichuk.

Jessie was predeceased by her parents, her husband Frank, her son Ken, her brothers, sister and in-laws, Walter Bencharski, Tom and Jean Bencharski, Helen and Mike Apostle, and Edmund Kalichuk.

Rosary and Prayers were held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin.  Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church celebrated by Fr. David Kowalski.  Mary Kay Scinocca served as organist, accompanying the St. Viator’s Choir.  Michael Morlock served as pianist.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Jessie to rest were Pallbearers Barry Kalichuk, Darcy Bencharski, Kevin Gashyna, David Bencharski, Ron Apostle and Dennis Bencharski.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jessie’s honour to the  Alzheimer Society or to Golden Links Lodge in Winnipeg.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Golden Links Lodge for their exemplary care of our mother during her 10 year stay with them.

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

Kathleen (Kay) Archambault (nee Carmichael)

Kay Archambault (nee Carmichael) was born in Binscarth, Manitoba on May 31, 1922 and passed away peacefully on her 90th birthday surrounded by her family in the Ste. Rose General Hospital.

Kay was raised on a farm in Wishart, Saskatchewan with her 2 siblings, Pat and John.  She took her Registered Nurse training at the Winnipeg General Hospital and upon graduation, worked there in the operating room for a short time.  Kay obtained a position with the Ste. Rose General Hospital in January of 1946.

Kay married Gaston Archambault on October 13, 1947.  They raised 5 children on the family farm and moved into the town of Ste. Rose in 1967.  While raising their family, Kay returned to work on call at the hospital in the OR and emergency room.  She returned to work full time in 1961 becoming the director of nursing in 1965 and retiring in 1983.

Kay was a caregiver.  Neighbors would show up at the farm with their sick or injured children looking for her help.  She wouldn’t hesitate to rush out in the middle of the night or in a snowstorm to assist Dr. Gendreau in the operating room.  She felt that it was important to take care of others.  She must have gotten that message across as there are numerous nurses in the family.  Kay was active in her community even after her retirement volunteering for various organizations.

Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.  Bob and Audrey’s children: Wade, Nicole, Ryan & Natalie, Darcy and Terri Lynn’s children: Eric & Matthew, Pat and Chris’ children: Randy & Jordan Pennycook, Margaret & Nelson’s children: Karly & Taylor Woods.  She supported all of her family and loved sharing time with each of us, watching us in our activities, celebrating achievements and simply giving us her unconditional love.  She was there for advice, but never criticized how her children chose to raise her grandchildren, making her an excellent mother-in-law.

Kay enjoyed spending time with her friends.  She forged close relationships with many of her co-workers, planning dinners together, sharing time visiting, walking, playing cards and traveling.  She had many fond memories of summers spent at Manipogo or traveling throughout Canada with the Valcourt family.

She was predeceased by her parents William and Victoria Carmichael, siblings John Carmichael and Pat Mazurkewich, her husband Gaston Archambault, and her son Raymond Archambault.

We would like to thank our Grandmother and Mother for all of her life lessons and unconditional love.  We will miss you and will love you always……..your family.

Prayers for Kay were offered on Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 AM with Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Rose du Lac.  Fr. Leo Fernandes celebrated the mass with the interment following in the Ste. Rose Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of Kay to the Trans Canada Trail , 43 Westminister Ave W, Montreal, Quebec, H4X 1Y8 or to the Prevost Foundation for the Family Room at the Ste. Rose General Hospital.

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

Joseph Dennis (Joe) Sobieski

Sadly we announce the passing of Joe Sobieski of Dauphin, Manitoba at 63 years of age, on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Joe is survived by his wife of 31 years, Florence; Florence’s children Donna (Albert) Czarnecki, Terence (Jennie) Cuipka, and Darryl Cuipka, all of Calgary, Alberta, and their families; sister Kay Senyk of Dauphin, Manitoba and brother Stan (June) Sobieski of Regina, Saskatchewan, and their families; Aunty Olga Fedoriw; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin, Manitoba, with the Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski celebrating.  Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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

Nellie Buchy (nee Solski)

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Nellie at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 28, 2012.  She lived a full and meaningful 90 years.

She left this world as she lived it, with courage, profound inner strength, grace and dignity.

Mom touched the hearts of every person she came in contact with.  She was a gentle, genuine human being with high standards that she learned from growing up in hard times – be honest, work hard, keep a kind and generous heart.  Her glass was always half full and she had a great sense of humor.  Heaven will enjoy Mom!

She married Ernest in 1942 and together they raised 5 children.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest; son Derrell; parents Walter and Mary (nee Potoroka) Solski; brothers Frank, Tony, Mike, Joe, John and step-brother Alex; sisters Emma, Lillian, Jessie and Anne.

Nellie leaves to cherish many fond memories, her children Victor Buchy and wife Kathleen, Dennis Buchy, Ron Buchy and wife Valerie, and Hope White; daughter-in-law Rita; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  There are also numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Father Brent Kuzyk officiating.  St. George’s Cantors provided choral accompaniment.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Nellie to rest were Pallbearers Jonathon Solski, Eric Solski, Lester Koshowski, Darcy Koshowski, Dennis Rehirchuk and Art Potoroka.

Should friends so desire, those wishing to remember Nellie may honour her memory by making donations to the   Multiple Sclerosis Society, Manitoba Division.

To My Family and Friends

I go from you gently for it is my time

To take the next step

In this journey of mine;

Don’t grieve for me long –

I’ve not left you alone

For I will be with you

In the love that we’ve known,

That love is forever

And some day when it’s time

You’ll join me again

On this journey of mine.

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

Julian Paul (Jim) Brenda

Peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer, Jim Brenda of Dauphin, Manitoba passed away on May 22, 2012 with his family by his side at the age of 72 years.

Jim was born on July 26, 1939 in Edmonton, Alberta.  He worked as Manager of Nadiscorp, Logistics, McCosham and Burnham for 37 years.  He also served in the Navy from 1956 to 1961.

He will be missed by his wife Mary of 42 years; sons Robert (Charlene) and Anthony (Elizabeth); grandchildren Daniel, Zachary and Emily.  He is also survived by his sister Erma Robidoux; brother-in-law John (Judy) Caruk and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Anthony; mother Pauline; brother Denis; nephew Jonathan Conte; and niece Denise Brenda.

Jim loved golfing, fishing and especially his Lake George fishing trips with family and friends.  He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.  He was a member of the Lake George Fishing Club for many years.

Upon his retirement Jim and Mary moved to their cabin at Stoney Point where Jim loved to go ice fishing with his ski doo and spend countless hours waiting to catch a fish.  He loved having his morning coffee watching the birds and squirrels that they would feed.

Jim’s family would like to thank the staff at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre for providing excellent care and comfort during his short stay.  Special thank you to Dr. Jason Scott, Dr. Kish and Dr. Joel Myhre.  Thank you to all the relatives and friends who came to visit.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin with Rev. Larry McPhail officiating.  Barbara Durston served as organist.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Jim to rest were Pallbearers Robert Brenda, Tony Brenda, John Caruk, Shaun Caruk, Troy Caruk and Tom Dawson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba.

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

John Solomon

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of John Solomon, a loving, caring, devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in the Swan Valley Health Facility at the age of 70 years.

John was born in the RM of Mossey River on June 28, 1941 to parents William and Mary (Sydor) Solomon.  He attended Cork Cliff School and schools in Winnipegosis.  Upon graduating from the Winnipegosis Collegiate, he attended Teachers’ College in Winnipeg and started his teaching career in the fall of 1960 in a one room schoolhouse in St. Lambert (near Camperville).  He attained his B.A. and B.Ed. degrees through summer, evening and correspondence courses from the Universities of Manitoba and Brandon.  On June 27, 1964, John married the love of his life, Joy Slobodzian, in Winnipegosis.  His years as an educator and administrator took him to schools in Ethelbert, Dauphin, Winnipegosis, Pine River and Swan River.  John retired in June 1999 after a 39 year teaching career.  After retirement he enjoyed a few years of substitute teaching, continued community work, and joined the Board of Governors for the former Keewatin Community College in The Pas and continued, after it became the University College of the North, until October 2009.

Left to mourn and cherish fond memories are his beloved wife Joy, children Cindy (Bill) Tucker, Lorne (Carey), Larry (Jennifer), Leigh (Sohmer); grandchildren Caitlyn, Brennah, Nathan, Lillian, Kaden and Tanner.  Also surviving are his brothers Alex (Jean), Metro, Ernest (Ruby), Willie (Valerie) and Eugene; mother-in-law Mary Slobodzian; brothers-in-law Peter (Carol) Slobodzian and Eugene Kaban; several nieces, nephews and extended family.  He was predeceased by his parents, father-in-law Alex Slobodzian, sister-in-law Heather Solomon, and sister-in-law Leona Kaban.

John enjoyed his association with the Elks Lodges in Winnipegosis and Swan River, and the Retired Teachers’ Chapter in Swan River, as well as the Provincial Retired Teachers’ Association.  Music was his passion.  He enjoyed entertaining at Seniors Centers, Personal Care Homes and Lodges, and Jamborees with his friends and music “buddies”.  Curling, and most recently bowling, were some of John’s other favorite past times.  He also followed all of his children’s and grandchildren’s events and activities.

A celebration of John’s life was held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin, officiated by the Reverend Father Oleg Bodnarski.  Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor.  The Eulogy was delivered by Metro Solomon.  Honour Guard was provided by members of the Elks and Royal Purple and Retired Teachers.  Inurnment followed at Riverside Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, those wishing to remember John may honour his memory by making donations to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children.

”It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength,

And whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much,

And what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent van Gogh

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

Henry Dyck

On May 19, 2012 Henry Dyck, 85 years of Winnipegosis, entered into his eternal rest at his home with his family at his side.

He is survived by his wife Nettie and their six sons. Son Gordon wife Loretta of Winnipegosis. Granddaughter Allison Van De Kerckhove  husband Marc  their children Kayla, Zoe, Lea, and Mitchell. Granddaughter Angie Koodoo  husband Anthony  children Anastasia, Katerina, Jonah and Noah. Son  Randy wife Diana of Winnipegosis. Grandson Clinton Dyck and wife Rebecca  their children Randi and Tristan.  Granddaughter Kendra Lang  husband Jared .   Son Harvey wife Elma of Waterhen. Grandson Zachary .  Son Rick of Winnipegosis. Grandson Stewart, special friend Jessica and her daughter Savannah.  Son  Ron wife Kathy of Winnipegosis. Granddaughter Ashley  fiancé Brad Warkentin. Granddaughters Vanessa and Tori .  Youngest son Bernie  of Ste.Rose.

Surviving are three brothers; John ( Mary), Dave ( Tina), Willie ( Lorraine), and only sister Lena Falk (Arnold) . Sisters-in-law Sue, Wilma and Sue Dyck of British Columbia, and Lil Dyck of Grandview, MB.

Also survived by his wife’s family  John and Mary Wiebe and Jake and Agnes Wiebe. There are also numerous nieces and nephews and extended families.

Predeceased by his parents Abram and Lena Dyck, brothers; Pete, Abe, Ed, Frank, Jake and infant grandson Warren (son of Harvey and Elma ). Sisters-in-laws, Hertha Dyck and Lena Dyck.

Henry was born on February 17, 1927 in Morden, Manitoba.  Educated in Morden, South Bay and Winnipegosis.  He  married  Nettie (Wiebe) on August 5, 1949 in Bicton Heath . They lived and raised their sons in the South Bay, Winnipegosis area.

He was prominent in community and civic affairs. He served two terms as Mayor of Winnipegosis. He was active in his church, and very business-minded. In the early years of his life he was involved in farming and logging and then established a family business with his sons in farming, ranching and contracting.

Henry played baseball in his youth and was an avid curler. He was interested in politics, history and religion. He was in the process of restoring an old tractor and a saw mill at the ranch.

Devotional service held Thursday evening at 7:00 in Dauphin. Funeral Service held at the Nordheim Mennonite Church, Winnipegosis, MB at 2:00 pm on May 25, 2012  Reverend Abe Krahn officiating. Pallbearers were his sons Bernie, Ron, Richard, Harvey, Randy and Gordon.  Interment followed in the Bicton Heath Cemetery.

Donations in his memory can be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Thank you to all who offered prayers, thoughts and support.

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