Beverley Janice (Bev) (Bonnie) Harrison (nee Chipney)

With family by her side Beverley Janice (Bonnie) (nee Chipney) Harrison passed away at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on January 22, 2012 at the age of 61 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Left to cherish fond, fond memories are her husband Boris of 36 years, daughter Trish (Robb) Dubek, son Trent (Valerie), grandchildren Lukas and Liam Dubek all of Dauphin; her father Peter Chipney of Dauphin; one brother Allen (Judy) Chipney of Kaledan, BC; three sisters Barb (Willie) Little of Rivers, MB, Brenda (Rodney) Minshull of Brandon, MB, and Jackie (Darryll) McLeod of Rivers, MB.  There are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members

Beverley was predeceased by her brother Vernon, her wonderful mother Jessie, both her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Beverley was born on April 3, 1950 in Bralone, BC to Peter and Jessie Chipney (nee Semchyshyn).  In 1954 they moved back to the farm in the Rice Lake District of the R.M. of Mossey River where Bev attended the Rice Lake School then later High School in Winnipegosis.

When she finished school, Bev worked as a nurse’s aide in the Winnipegosis and Dauphin hospitals and the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg.  In 1975, she married Boris Harrison, her true one and only, and they resided in Winnipeg until 1977 when they transferred to Dauphin.  While living in Winnipeg Bev took a clerk typing course and obtained a receptionist job with Hadasa Council.  Soon after moving to Dauphin the kids arrived and Bev’s life as a mother started.  After the children reached school age, she worked as a receptionist for The Office, Words Plus More, Currie Adjusters, and Typing & Stuff.  During this time Bev enjoyed spending the weekends and any other spare time in Waterhen where Bev and Boris built a cottage.  Many nights Bev would sit by the fire listening to the radio and reading a book and first thing in the morning she’d wake everyone up to go fishing.  She loved fishing!  While living in Dauphin Bev enjoyed playing slow pitch, curling with the Rockettes and Friday Nite Mixed League.  In 1992 Bev and Boris built a new home at the Dauphin Golf Course and enjoyed living there for 4 years.  In 1996 they purchased Bev’s family farm where she grew up.  Bev was so excited to be back on the farm – this is where Boris said she was the happiest!

Although they lived 50 kms out of Dauphin Bev continued to go to work every day.  It was effortless for Bev because she worked at Uptown Pet Clinic as a receptionist.  This was her favorite job.  Bev loved animals and she had a way with them.  When arriving home from work Bev would change her clothes and go straight out to the barnyard and check out her cows with her dog Tia Maria and cats following by her side, making sure Boris had everything under control and in order and if he didn’t she’d let him know.  Often Boris would try all day to get a cow into the shelter with no success and Bev would come home from work and go out and call the cow by name and within minutes back in the house to let Boris know she put her in.  Bev would rather be outside doing something than in the house, that’s why they didn’t have suppers until 9:00 or 10:00 at night.

Bev was a loving, devoted, generous wife, mother and baba, always there for her family.  Family came first!

In February 2009 Bev was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Her strength and determination gave us almost 3 more years.  She lived her life to the fullest and fought hard all the way.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, followed by cremation.  Funeral service was held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski.  Holly Hryhoruk served as Cantor.  The Crossbearers were Robb, Lukas and Liam Dubek.  The Epistle was read by Helen Rolla and Geri Harrison delivered the eulogy.  Pallbearers were Robin Sime, Dennis Routhier, Kim Crandall, Darren Kippen, Kevin Beyak and Jeff Beyak.  The Urnbearer was Bev’s godchild, Derek Little.  Interment followed in the Rice Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beverley may be made to the Parkland Humane Society or to the Rice Lake Cemetery c/o Trish Dubek, 131-8th Avenue SE, Dauphin MB, R7N 2E8.

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

Douglas William Carruthers

On January 21, 2012 after a brief illness, Doug Carruthers passed away at the age of 71 years, at the Winnipegosis Hospital.

He is survived by his brother Robert Carruthers; Archie (Claire) Carruthers, brother and trustee to Doug; sister Bev (Roy) Sloboda and family, all of Dauphin; brother Barry (Margo) Carruthers and families in Australia; nephew Alan (Lucia) Carruthers and family of Winnipeg; niece Laura (Don) Chisholm and family of Lorette, Manitoba.

He was predeceased by his parents, Bill and May Carruthers, and a brother, Allan.

Doug was born September 17, 1940 in Dauphin, Manitoba.  He was raised on the family farm in the Banks District, Southeast of Dauphin, and attended the Banks School for a brief period.  He moved into Dauphin in 1989, to Grandview in 1991, and McCreary in 1995.  He then moved to Winnipegosis in 2007 until his passing.

The family wish to thank Dr. Marais and Staff at the Dauphin Hospital; Dr. Johnson and Staff at the Winnipegosis Hospital; and Winnipegosis and District Residential Services Inc. and Doug’s extended family there.  The family would also like to especially acknowledge Joan Arneson and extend their heartfelt gratitude for all she has done.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel with Pastor Scott Allen officiating.  Barbara Durston served as organist, accompanying Dean Durston as soloist.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Don Dunfield, Ken Lunsted, George Dunfield, Don Chisholm, Alan Carruthers and Dennis Tokar.  Luncheon followed at the Dauphin Multipurpose Senior Centre.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to Winnipegosis and District Residential Services, Inc.

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

Meroslaw (Shorty) Pelechaty

Meroslaw (Shorty) Pelechaty passed peacefully in his home, with his wife Nadia and daughter Darleane by his side on Friday, January 20th, 2012. He was exactly 88 ½ years old.

Meroslaw was born to Frank & Domscilla (Smilsky) Pelechaty, the youngest of ten children, and the only one born in the Ethelbert Hospital.  After completing his secondary education at Ethelbert School he joined the army in 1942.  He served overseas in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada and later the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.  Discharged in June, 1946 he returned to Ethelbert where he worked in the family business, “Pelechaty’s Red & White Cash Store”.

On August 10, 1949, he married Nadia, daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Bihun) Maksymetz in Venlaw, Manitoba.  They were blessed with two daughters, Marilyn and Darleane (DooDee).  In 1952 he went to Normal School to obtain a teaching certificate and taught in the country schools of Kerr and Kulish.  He took a position at the Ethelbert Elementary School, later becoming principal.  When the elementary and high school consolidated, he became vice-principal of the Ethelbert School.  To further his education he attended summer schools and night classes to receive his Bachelor of Arts from Brandon University, graduating at the same time as his daughter Marilyn.  After 32 years of teaching he retired in 1984.  He also took an H&R Block course for filing income tax, which continued for over 30 years.

Shorty was always a community minded person and following his retirement he became even more involved.  He belonged to and volunteered for numerous organizations: Boys Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, Curling Club, Chamber of Commerce, Village Councilor, Church and Ukrainian Choral Ensemble Choir, Drop-In Seniors’ Centre, and Ukrainian Catholic Church.  He audited books for various organizations.

Shorty and Nadia enjoyed a wonderful retirement.  They travelled to the Maritimes, Alaska, Rose Bowl Parade and Florida, had numerous trips to BC’s Hot Springs and to Hawaii and were “Snowbirds” in Weslaco, Texas.  Shorty always had a love for the Duck Mountains; as a boy he spent time at his brother-in-law’s ranch and later summers were spent first in a tent, then a trailer at Blue Lakes and from 1970 at the cabin at Singush Lake.  No matter where they lived, Ethelbert, the cabin or Texas, they took pleasure in being generous with their hospitality and entertaining.

Shorty was a people person who loved to make others laugh.  He had a remarkable memory with an endless supply of stories and jokes.  He had a deep love for his family and enjoyed fishing, playing cards and times together.

He was predeceased by his parents, his dad in 1946 and his mother in 1959; and all of his siblings: John (Natalia), Mary (Mike) Hryhorczuk, Peter (Dorothy), Natalie (Paul) Moroz, Mike, Paul, Angeline (Orest) Fekula, Anne (Walter Cornet, John Iwanson), Jean (Bill) McCord; his father-in-law in 1965, mother-in-law in 1997, and his brother-in-law Marcel Maksymetz.

He is survived by his loving wife Nadia, of 62 years; daughters Marilyn (Bob) Kozar (Ethelbert, MB) and Sr. Darleane Pelechaty, SSMI (Winnipeg, MB); three grandchildren: John (Kara) Kozar (Flin Flon, MB), James Kozar (Brandon, MB), and Jana (Adam) Harmes (Thompson, MB); and one great-grandchild Jocelyn Kozar (Flin Flon, MB).

Prayers were offered on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral Service was held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ethelbert.  The Celebrant was Fr. Peter Pidskalny, CSsR, and Sr. Janet Kozak, SSMI, led the singing.  Epistle reader was LeeAnna (Maksymetz) Ratushniak, and Crossbearer was Ken Dudar.  Eulogists were Marilyn Kozar and Sr. Darleane Pelechaty, SSMI.  Interment followed in the Ethelbert Parish Cemetery.  Pallbearers were John Kozar, James Kozar, Jana Harmes, Kara Kozar, Adam Harmes and Bob Kozar.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Ethelbert Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund.

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

Evelyn Elizabeth Elmhirst (nee Eagle)

Evelyn Elizabeth Elmhirst quietly passed away the morning of January 18, 2012.

She leaves to mourn her daughter JoAnne Tycholes, her sister Eileen (Jerry) Smook, many nieces and nephews, especially Gail Crossley, Valerie Foord, Joyce Radford, Heather Klyne, Ethel Bartlett, Coleen Munn and Dyanne DeHaan, also sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

She was predeceased by her husband Phil, daughter Marilyn, sister Yvonne, parents, parents-in-law, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Paul’s United Church in Gilbert Plains with Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilbert Plains Chatsworth Cemetery.

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

Mary Derhak (nee Yarush)

It is with sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Mary Derhak, on January 18, 2012, in the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, at 90 years of age.

Mary was born in Oak Brae, Manitoba on February 9, 1921, to Paul and Dora Yarush (nee Fediuk).  She received her education at Janowsky School in the Oak Brae district, and then worked on the family farm with her parents.  It was at this time that she met the love of her life, Michael Derhak.  They were married on October 7, 1939, in the church at Weiden.

Following their marriage, Mike and Mary farmed in the Sifton district until their retirement to Dauphin.

Mary and Mike loved the outdoors, enjoying many summers camping and fishing at Manipogo Beach, and later at their cottage.  Many beautiful memories were shared with their grandchildren who will never forget the idyllic summers with Baba and Gido at Manipogo.

Mary was a very generous, gentle and kind person.  She loved people, and was often known to slip a “Werther’s Original” into one’s hand during a greeting, whether it was a close friend, or sometimes a total stranger.  Entertaining friends and family was her specialty.  When you came over for a visit, a light lunch often turned into a sumptuous meal, and you never went home hungry.

Mary and Mike enjoyed travelling and she often spoke of the nine trips to Cuba, and the trip of her life to Ukraine in 1990.

Following her husband’s passing in July of 1992, Mary continued to reside in her home until this past fall, when she became a resident of the Personal Care Home due to failing health.

We say farewell to a loving and gentle soul, and whether it was Mom, Aunty Mary, or Baba, we will miss you deeply.

Mary leaves to cherish many fond memories, her loving family; son Royal and wife Rose of Brandon; granddaughter Jackie Derhak of Winnipeg; grandson Quentin and wife Kelsey of Brandon; one sister Nellie Mandley of Medicine Hat, Alberta; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Dora Yarush; her husband of 52 years marriage, Michael, on July 26, 1992; and two sisters, Anne and Lena Smadello.

Prayers were offered on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, with the Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski celebrating.  Metro Lukie served as Cantor.  Terry Daniels served as Crossbearer.  Jackie Derhak delivered the eulogy.  Interment followed at the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Mary to rest were pallbearers Carsten Pellman, Bob Derhak, Don Derhak, Roxanne Altenburg, Wayne Daniels, and Bruce Black.

Should friends so desire, the family requests that Mary be remembered by contributions to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

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

George Laquette

Passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 75 years.

Prayer service was held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.

A wake took place on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. from the Bread of Life Ministry in Winnipeg.

Funeral service was held on Monday, January 23, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from the Herman Prior Centre in Portage la Prairie.

Interment followed in the Hillside Memorial Cemetery in Portage la Prairie.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

A longer obituary will be posted here at a later time.

James Douglas (Doug) Stenhouse

Doug was born on January 31, 1934 in Elkhorn, Manitoba to Bill and Evelyn (Bickerton) Stenhouse.  Doug grew up with his 2 sisters and 3 brothers on a farm near Elkhorn.

Being that he was the eldest of 5 siblings, he was very responsible and thus took it upon himself at the tender age of 13 to find employment in order to help his mother.  Some of his early employment would include farm labourer, heavy equipment operator and working for the oil and gas industry.

In 1960, Doug met and married the love of his life, Gloria Faith Sheane.  They moved to Regina, led a simple spiritual life, and looked forward to having a family of their own.  Since Doug had a love for horses, he was pleased to get a posting managing a feedlot.  Soon thereafter, Doug became a father to the first of his 5 children.

Doug took great pride in whatever he endeavored to do, and always seemed to make friends easily wherever he went.

From 1977 to 1984, Doug and his family moved primarily to the Calder district and began farming, teaching his children the values that his grandfather taught him.  In 1985, Doug retired to Wroxton and it is there he resided until illness prematurely stole him from us.

On January 17, 2012, James Douglas Stenhouse slipped away at the Yorkton Hospital with his family by his side.

Doug is survived by his wife, Gloria; his 5 children Larry, Brenda, Jeff, Laurie, and Jamie; 14 grandchildren Chris, Jodie, Jeremy, Shelby, Rachelle, Holly, Dustin, Kaitlyn, Teagan, Grayam, Kallie-Wade, Ariel-Rae, Amber, Elizabeth; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings Fran, Betty, Alan (Marg), Lorraine (Mervin).

He was predeceased by his father William Stenhouse; his mother Evelyn Stenhouse;  his beloved brothers Billy and Tom Stenhouse.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall in Roblin, Manitoba.

Interment will follow at Elkhorn, Manitoba at a later date.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Doug may be made 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.

Leona Graves

Passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, January 16, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba.

Prayers were offered on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM from the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, in Ste. Rose du Lac.

Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church.  Fr. Eric Zadji celebrated the mass with interment to follow at a later date in the Ste. Amelie Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of Leona to the Ste. Rose General Hospital c/o the Prevost Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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

Gertrude Alma Neill (nee Coles)

Gertrude Neill passed away at Oakbank, Manitoba in the loving presence of family, on January 13th, 2012.

Gertrude Alma Coles was born on May 19th, 1924 to Dorcas (nee Pitts) and Joseph Coles in the Spruce Creek District, west of Dauphin.  She was the 11th of 14 children.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Lawrence, her siblings Evelyn, Grace, Anne, George, Jack, Riley, Baby Coles, Ilene, Olive, Shirley, and Bill.

She is survived by her sisters Irene and Phyllis, her daughter Joyce Beckett (Roger) of Saskatoon, son Bill (Shelby) of Oakbank, grandson Sean (Marnie), granddaughters Erin, Megan (Brent), Kelly (Dustin), Sara (Trent), and great-grandsons Carson, Cohen, Rowan, and Holden, and great-granddaughter Georgia.

Gert grew up on the family farm and attended Halley School which was on the same quarter section as her father’s homestead.  She worked on the family farm until her marriage to Lawrence Neill, on December 2nd, 1942.  They made their home in Dauphin and continued to live here all of their married life.  Their daughter Joyce was born in 1944 and son Bill followed in 1955.  

In the early years of their marriage, they opened their home to her brother Bill, nieces Doreen and Laurel, and nephew Roy, so that they could attend high school in town, while also raising their family.  In 1954, the family moved to the north end to a bigger home before their son, Bill was born.  Lawrence, who was a railroader, worked away from home frequently.  Not only was Gert a capable homemaker, she was also competent with small home repairs, gardening and yard care, as required.

As well as raising her family, she also contributed to her community.  Gert belonged to the St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Altar Guild), the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and the Dauphin Pioneers Association.  She was an active blood donor and was commended by the Canadian Red Cross for her consistent and numerous blood donations and for assisting at blood donor clinics.  She frequently volunteered her time by canvassing door to door for various charitable organizations.

She had a life-long love of horses, and enjoyed the hobby of drawing them in charcoal.  Visits to the agricultural fair to view the horses and livestock was always an event she took great pleasure in.  She also managed to find time to take pottery lessons.  She loved the outdoors, and in her younger years she spent time hunting and fishing with Lawrence.  She was a true marksman.  Wintertime activities included curling and attending hockey games.

She loved being around people.  Over the years, she enjoyed socializing with her many friends, neighbours and relatives, and through Lawrence’s association with the members of the local citizen’s band radio club and  the Dauphin Flying Club, Gert made many new friends and acquaintances.  Throughout her whole life, family and friends were very important to her, and she was always hosting get-togethers, either at the house in town or at the cabin at the lake.  Many have enjoyed Gert’s hospitality at the old cabin and at her pride and joy, the new cabin that the family built together.  She was the one who named the new cabin “Windsong”.

Gert was a natural and dedicated caregiver.  She often went back to the family farm to help her mother as she aged.  She and her sister Evelyn would travel to Portage often to visit their sister, Phyllis, a resident of the Manitoba Development Centre, always taking a gift, usually a doll.  When her mother was in frail health, again, she and her sister, Evelyn would travel to McCreary twice a week to provide hands-on care.  There was no task that she wouldn’t take on.  Her husband, children and grandchildren were cared for with great love and dedication, all through the years. 

She had a strong sense of personal, social and moral values, and she lived her life accordingly.  

Heartfelt thanks are extended to friends and family in Dauphin who supported Gert and Lawrence in the community, prior to Gert entering long term care.  As well, we thank staff at the Dauphin Personal Care Home and Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oakbank for their loving care over the years.  

The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Mark Tiefenbach of St. Paul’s Anglican Church on January 18th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Gert was laid to rest beside her husband Lawrence at the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Charitable donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or a charity of your choice.

You can shed tears that she is gone.
Or you can smile because she has lived. 
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be full of the love she shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

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

Harry Ernest (Spark) McCorvie

It is with great sadness that the family of Harry Ernest (Spark) McCorvie announce his passing on January 11, 2012 at the age of 88 years at St. Paul’s Home in Dauphin.

Spark was born on April 2, 1923 on the farm in the Halley School District to the late Henry and Barbara Catherine (McEwen) McCorvie.  On December 8, 1944 he was united in marriage to Lorna Louise Shand, who passed away in 2006.  Harry enlisted in the army in 1943, and after basic training transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force on December 2, 1943 where he served as a nose gunner in India.  After an honourable discharge in March 1946, he returned home to Dauphin and worked at the Texaco bulk station for 36 years until his retirement.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Dauphin for over 60 years.

Spark loved his curling, fishing, golfing, hockey games and playing cards with family and friends.  In retirement, mom and dad spent their time traveling across Canada and going to Las Vegas with friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife Lorna; an infant son Hugh Robert; sisters Margaret, Edith, Alma, Eva, Irene and Gladys; and one brother Hugh Robert (Bert).

Left to celebrate his life are his children Dianne Poast (Bill), Ron (Judy), Lynda, Jack (Sharon) and Doug (Brenda); his 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Royal Canadian Legion Dauphin Branch with Alice Sander officiating.  Bruce Childs served as Bugler.  The eulogy was delivered by Doug McCorvie.  The Urnbearer was Ron McCorvie.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Spark may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund 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.