Jean Swetz

The family of Jean Swetz wishes to announce her passing on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at the St. Paul’s Home in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 94 years.  She was born on November 6, 1917 in Valley River, Manitoba.

A Graveside Service was held, before the interment, on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., from the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, Manitoba, with Fr. David Kowalski officiating.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Parkland Humane Society.

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

Marie Jane Langevin

It is with great sadness that the family of Marie “Jane” Langevin announces her passing at the Roblin District Health Centre at the age of 84 years.

Jane was born to Alex and Emily Langan on August 17, 1927 in the San Clara District.  During her childhood she attended school in San Clara.  At a young age she went to Winnipeg for a few years.  She worked at Swift’s Meat Plant and also at the L & L Grille. Later she also worked at the Route 83 Motel for a few years.

In February 1952 she married George Langevin, They had one son, Al.  Jane loved dancing and having a good time with family and friends.  She loved to grow beautiful flowers every spring.  Jane could also tell you a few good jokes from time to time.  She was an immaculate house keeper and her homemade bread was the best.  She also had a big heart in many ways.

Jane was predeceased by her son Al in 1977 and her husband George one year later in 1978.

She is survived by one sister Celeste LaRocque and one brother Melvin Langan, both of Roblin.  There are also numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

Prayers were offered on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Roblin Chapel.  Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Roblin celebrated by Rev. Fr. Darius Biliran.  Michelle Paul delivered the eulogy.  Interment followed in Ste. Claire’s Cemetery in San Clara.  Laying Jane to rest were Pallbearers Scott Paul, Dale Paul, Cory Paul, Gary Anderson, Ken Harasen and Jordan Paul.

We love you Jane and will miss you very much.  May you rest in peace.

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

Larsen Morris Brunel

Following a long and hard battle where he never gave up and never quit fighting, and showed all who knew him the meaning of courage, the bravest little boy that we know, Larsen Morris Brunel passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on June 21, 2012 at the age of 2 years.

Larsen Morris Brunel was born to his eagerly awaiting parents Robert and Erin (Immerkar) Brunel and big sister Myley on October 16, 2009.

Larsen was a big strong boy right from the day he was born.  With his white blonde hair, sparkling blue eyes and quiet nature he captured the hearts of everyone who met him.

Larsen was an overachiever from birth, rolling at 3 months, eating solids at 5 months, walking at 9 months.  Keeping up with his big sister was always a priority; she was someone he adored greatly.

For such a young boy, he did many things in his short time here.  In the early days and weeks, he made many trips to Swan River to visit his Nana & Papa and Auntie Kristin and Uncle Ryan.  He travelled to Winnipeg numerous times. Larsen also loved attending fairs and rodeos.

As a family we travelled to Toronto to visit Auntie Jennifer and Uncle Geoff and from there flew east to Nova Scotia for a family vacation.  Larsen was an amazing traveler.  He and his sister enjoyed a van ride to Calgary to visit Uncle Warren.  They were so excited to go that there were very few “are we there yets?” Larsen also enjoyed spending time at Mere and Pere’s playing hide and seek in their back yard.

Most of all Larsen loved to ride in the tractor, combine and semi with Daddy.  He spent hours on end just enjoying being Daddy’s little helper.  When he wasn’t outdoors, playing with Myley or farming with Daddy, he was cuddling with Mommy and playing with her hair.

Larsen was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on August 7, 2011.  It was a difficult time but we kept our chins up and carried on.  Larsen was the strongest boy during his entire illness.  He never complained about the numerous pokes, blood work, x- rays and trips to day surgery that he endured daily and weekly.  He became a favorite patient very early on to the Childlife specialists, nurses at CancerCare and on CK5 and to the doctors.  He loved to tease and squirt them with water whenever possible.  His other favorite activity at CancerCare was to sit and watch Hubert the Clown do magic, blow bubbles and draw on his arm.

Larsen will always be remembered as a happy, loving little boy that had many passions and loved his family dearly.  He always looked out for his big sister no matter what.

Larsen leaves to mourn his memory and cherish many fond memories; his parents Robert and Erin (Immerkar) Brunel, his sister Myley Brunel, his grandparents Ejnar & Evelyn Immerkar and Paul and Elvier Brunel, his aunts and uncles and cousins Ryan, Kristin & Isabella Immerkar, Warren Immerkar and Jennifer (Brunel), Geoff & Joshua Baker and his great grandmother Germaine Brunel along with numerous extended family members and many friends.

A Remembering Party for Larsen began with prayers on Monday June 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Rose du Lac.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the church.  The service began with the singing of one of Larsen’s favorite songs “O Canada”, followed by a eulogy given by his dad Robert and a video tribute to Larsen.  Fr. Vincent de Paul Tchaoule & fellow priests celebrated the mass with the interment following in the Ste. Rose Cemetery.

Should friends wish to honour Larsen’s memory, donations may be made in his memory to Childlife Specialist @ CK5 Children’s Hospital c/o the Children’s Hospital Foundation, CE501 – 840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, R3A 1S1 or to the Dream Factory Manitoba, 303 – 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg, R3A 4C6.

“For nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much”

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

Ida Stella DeWitt

It is with utmost sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother Ida Stella DeWitt at age 85, on June 20, 2012 at the Dauphin Personal Care Home, where she was a new resident. Mom was born Jan. 11th, 1927 at the Grace (old) hospital to Harry and Rose Pont of Rosser, Manitoba. She attended both the West and East Rosser schools before moving to Rorketon in the fall of 1939, along with her parents and siblings to the Freedale district, where she attended school and finished her grade eight. She loved school and would have continued her education and become a school teacher, but money prevailed.

In the fall of 1944 she came along with her sister Viola to work at No. 10 airport Dauphin, in the Officer’s Mess till the end of the war. While in Dauphin she met and married Stan Ferris on Jan. 11, 1946. Together they had 4 children, Wayne, Beverley, Darlene and Judy. In 1966 her beloved husband passed away at the young age of 44. In 1968 she married John DeWitt of Gilbert Plains and in 1970 they had a son Darrell. They continued to live in the same house that Stan and Ida built in 1948 in Dauphin.

Mom had many pleasures in life, such as dancing, singing, card playing and traveling (which she did a lot with her first husband), but the most being taking care of her family. She was a very warm, compassionate person who sincerely took an interest in other’s lives and everyone who knew her loved her. Mom enjoyed socializing with friends over coffee, until health issues circumvented. An avid cook, baker and gardener, every year she planted lovely flowers and canned the produce she grew. She took particular pride in her appearance and in her home and yard.

In addition to working at the airport, Mom worked various jobs starting with housekeeping at Clear Lake, and when her family got older serving evening snack trays at the Dauphin Hospital, and volunteered at the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for over 25 years. She also was a full time caregiver for her live-in blind mother for many years.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her children Darlene (Doug) from Edmonton AB, Judy of Port Moody BC currently residing in Dauphin, Darrell (Kim) from Clairmont AB, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 7 great, great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Stan, 2nd husband John, daughter Beverley, son Wayne, 4 sisters and 3 brothers.  Mom believed in the afterlife and Jesus, and we take some comfort knowing she is with her loved ones, where we will all be together again someday.

Special thanks to Lorraine Fayant who went above and beyond to help our mother whenever Mom needed her, as well as the caregivers from the Home Care program. Also warm wishes go out to the people who cared for Mom while in the hospital and the Care Home, as well as her long time doctor, Dr. Stecher, and then Dr. Marais. Also thank you to her extended family, Pastor Mark Tiefenbach, and her friends who visited her, gave gifts or phoned to see how she was. Mom loved you all and we appreciated it so much.
She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

At her request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place and a family burial at Riverside Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Services is in care of the arrangements. Anyone wishing to send their condolences can do so at her home or

In lieu of flowers, if anyone chooses, may make a donation in her name to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Michael Paskaruk

Mike passed away on June 15, 2012 in his 81st year of life.

Mike was born on July 21, 1930 in the Grifton area of Manitoba.  He worked at various jobs in Manitoba and Saskatchewan before traveling and working in Toronto, Ontario.  He returned to Dauphin shortly thereafter where he settled and married the love of his life, Shirley, on September 4, 1958.

Mike worked for Morris Shwetz before venturing into his own Painting & Decorating business. Besides the decorating business Mike had a passion for music and played with the original Polka Kings who together made the instruments sing.  Mike met many people of all walks of life with his business and traveling with the band where he became “known to everyone.”  As the years passed by, more stories were told where there was never a dull moment when Mike was around, no matter what age group.  He was able to entertain the very young to the very old.

Mike was able to touch each and every one of us here today in his own special way whether it was through his helping hands or heart.  Even though Mike’s journey has ended on earth, his memories will live on through his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughters Linda (partner Larry), Sharon (husband Ken), Brenda (husband Kevin), son Terry (wife Tami); grandchildren Mark (wife Jen), Tim (wife Amanda), Scott, Michelle, Jenna, Matthew, Bradyn; great-grandchild McKinley; brothers Harry (wife Victoria), Bill; sister Anne (husband Joe); sisters-in-law Nettie and Anne; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary; brothers John, Matt, Paul; sister-in-law Nettie; son-in-law Dave.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin.  Funeral Liturgy was held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, celebrated by the Reverend Father Oleg Bodnarski.  Metro Lukie served as Cantor.  The Crossbearer was Scott O’Rourke.  Kevin Michayluk read the Epistle.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Mike to rest were Pallbearers Morris Paskaruk, Glenn Paskaruk, Tim O’Rourke, Dennis Kotz, Jim Paskaruk and Mark O’Rourke.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Mike may honour his memory by making donations 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.

Emelia Hilda Lacquette (Redsky)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Emelia “Hilda” Lacquette (Redsky) on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 68 years.

Mom was born in Ebb & Flow to William and Marie Therese Mousseau on December 12, 1943.

She married Harry Lacquette of Mallard on May 8, 1961.  Together they had 3 daughters and 5 sons and later on were blessed with lots of grandchildren.  After Dad died, Mom was even more blessed with great grandchildren too numerous to mention.

Mom was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  She gave her life to Jesus Christ in the mid-sixties.  She loved to sing gospel songs and praise the Lord.  She loved Jesus right until the end and loved to go out on her deck to sing her favorite hymns.  She prayed all of the time, Mom was a prayer warrior.

Mom was a diabetic for 40 years.  Her kidneys failed her when she was 50 years old.  She endured dialysis for 18 years, 8 months and 18 days.  Apparently she holds the record for being a dialysis patient at the Dauphin Hospital.  No matter how sick she was, she still praised God and her family saw this for themselves many times.  But, she did get frustrated at times with her sickness.

Mom was funny, comical, but always told us “like it was”.  She didn’t beat around the bush to tell you straight when she voiced her opinion.

Mom loved all people, her family, friends, nieces and nephews.  She was kind hearted and liked having friends over for Tim Horton’s Coffee.  She enjoyed her favorite foods homemade soup & bannock, fried pickerel, wild meat, Cyrus’s Indian Popcorn, pies, her daughter Faye’s carrot cake and daughter Joyce’s pancakes also known as pinecakes.  She called cell phones cells phone.

Mom loved to sing at Vermillion Park in Dauphin with David Green to raise money for the food bank.  Joyce and Patti Lark accompanied her a few times.  Mikey Lark, Patti’s son, also sang for mom.  Mom also loved Johnny Reid singing.  Her favorite song was “Darlin’.”

Mom was always calling me and Joyce.  I think my cousin Mary Louise can relate to this!

As the eldest sibling and on behalf of my brothers and sisters, I want to thank everyone that visited mom at home for coffee, visits at the hospital, people that gave a helping hand with her, also her nieces and nephews that phoned and came over, as well as her best friends that loved her so much.

Thank you for the love and support you have given us.


Mom, thank you for always praying for us, you are our Prayer Warrior.

Mom, we love you and we will miss you, forever and always.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Harry Lacquette in 1988, her sons Wallace (2008) and William (2010), her parents William and Marie Therese, her brothers Joe, George, Freeman and Julius Mousseau and her sisters Leona Edwards & Lorna Flett.

She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish many fond memories; her sister Lillian Beaulieu of Ebb & Flow, her children; daughter Faye and husband Allan McCreery of Waterhen and their children Carmelle (Daynon), Joshua (daughter Olivia) & Lucas, daughter Joyce Lacquette and companion Ray Sanderson of Duck Bay and their children Derek (Ellie & son DJ) Ashley (Patrick and children Caleb and Serenity), Janine (Terrence & son Isaiah), Dylan & Phoenix, daughter Brenda Lacquette  (Leonard Anderson) of Fairford and their children Leonard Jr, Justin (Ginger), Caitlin (Kyle) & Liam, son Mervin Lacquette of Mallard, son Cyrus Lacquette and wife Nicolle of Waterhen and their children Cyrus Jr, Chayla and Coral, son Matthew Lacquette and wife Karen of Ebb & Flow and their children Harley, Blade, Precious, Trinity, Kennedy, Matthew Jr, and Denzel , her daughter in law Brenda Lacquette of Dauphin and her children Harry and Devon, her grandchildren Eileen Kriskovic (Srecko) and their children Krischan & Ava of Winnipeg, Joanna Smoke and children of Portage La Prairie, Emelia Smoke and children of Portage La Prairie and Evan Lacquette (Lacey) of Crane River, and her daughter-in-law Verna Kakewash and family of Ebb & Flow as well as the Lacquette and Mousseau families.

Visitation and Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral Service was held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Waterhen Community Centre in Waterhen, Manitoba, officiated by Pastor Larry Belgarde and Lorna Fleury.  Music was provided by Cyrus Lacquette and Willie Nepinak.  The eulogy was delivered by Faye and Allan McCreery.  Interment followed in the Waterhen Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Emelia to rest were Pallbearers Derek Lacquette, Joshua McCreery, Leonard Anderson Jr., Evan Lacquette, Harry Lacquette, Cyrus Jr Lacquette, Devon Lacquette and Dylon Trumbla.

Honorary Pallbearers were her special niece Marie Moar, Delma Anderson, Larry & Velda Belgarde, Alice Brazeau & family, Wanda Benson & Randy Campbell, Theresa Catcheway, Betty Chartrand, Fern Clyde, Gertie & Segie Dano,  Georgie & Liz Dano, Larry Drul, Thomas Edwards, Alice Flett, Lorna Fleury, Doris Gabriel, Virginia Gabriel, David Green, Cindy & Dennis Guiboche, Delphine, Angeline, Geraldine, and Sandra Houle, Gerald & Mary Houle, Franklin & Melanie Campbell, Lorette Ivaniski, Robert & Rose Lavallee, Anne Lacquette and family, Patti Lark and Jackie, Andrew and Annie Malcolm, Yvette & Lorne Malcolm, Christine McKay and family, Julius Mousseau Jr, Patsy Mousseau, Willie & Marg Nepinak, Don & Myrtle Racette, Marilyn Sanderson, Elsie Shorting, Ernestine Huhtala, Ida Ross, Joyce Edwards, Rose Beaulieu, Lester & Loretta Sinclair, Lena Shuttleworth, Shirley Swain, Ernie & Iris Trotz, her nieces Flora Mousseau, Eileen Beaulieu, Lena Mousseau, Mary Louise Flett, Sandra Baptiste, Laverne Baptiste, Martha Ahmo, April Mousseau and their families, Hazel Hunter, Rita Baptiste, Sharon Beaulieu and Elaine Houle, her friend Helen from Dauphin, her homecare workers Katheryn, Patrick and Tanya.

The family would like to thank the Dauphin Hospital staff, Dr. Mark Clark and Dr. Riley Smith and the nurses for their kindness and wonderful care of our Mom, the Dauphin Handivan drivers Ron & Bernie, Ebb & Flow First Nation Chief and Council and Bingo Committee and to Ryan and staff at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services.

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

Daniel Steve (Danny) Puchailo

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Danny Puchailo on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 47 years.

Danny was born on November 9, 1964 in Gilbert Plains to Mike and Helen (nee Deczycia) Puchailo.  He was the second youngest of 8 children.

Danny is survived by his common-law partner Holly Brown; his children Alyssa, age 16, Jade, age 13,  and Nathan, age 11; his mother Helen Puchailo; 2 brothers Albert (Ann) Puchailo and Mel Puchailo; 3 sisters Sylvia (Charles) Yeo, Debby (Phil) Knox and Kelly (Sean) Hamilton; as well as many nieces,      nephews and extended family members.

Danny was predeceased by his father Mike Puchailo, his brother Edward and sister Lori-Anne.

Danny attended school in Gilbert Plains and lived most of his life in the Gilbert Plains area known as “PuchailoVille.”  He pursued farming and driving truck as his careers.  Danny had many hobbies and activities that he loved which included fishing, sledding, quading, hunting, camping with his family and friends, boating, and racing anything that was possible to race.  His life also included gardening, fixing his hair and picking mushrooms (shmoorgee) and ticks.

Danny was a loving father who was very involved in his children’s lives.  He was very generous, kind and willing to help anyone at the drop of a hat.  You couldn’t resist his smiling eyes and warm personality.

Prayers were offered on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin.  Funeral Liturgy was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, celebrated by the Reverend Father Oleg Bodnarski.  Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor.  The eulogy was delivered by Danny’s daughter Alyssa Puchailo and his sisters Debby Knox, Sylvia Yeo and Kelly Hamilton.  Interment followed in the Grifton Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery.  Laying Danny to rest were Pallbearers Dwayne Harapiak, Darren Puchailo, Larry Korman, Clifford Los, Don Puchailo, Barry Puchailo, Will Driscoll and Jeff McLarnon.

Thank you to all.  Donations can be made to a Trust Fund set up for Alyssa, Jade and Nathan Puchailo at the Dauphin Plains Credit Union, Gilbert Plains Branch.

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

Douglas Melvin Bassett

With his family at his side, Douglas peacefully passed away on June 16, 2012 at the age of 82.

Douglas was born on February 16, 1930 in the Grandview Hospital – the first child of Roy and Ethel Bassett of Gilbert Plains.

He married Patricia McLaren on August 20, 1954 in St. Paul’s United Church in Gilbert Plains.

Doug farmed south of Gilbert Plains, working first with his father and his brothers and later with his wife and children.  He took pride in his land – keeping up with new farming practices.  Doug was also known for his woodworking – spending any hours in his workshop creating assorted articles on his lathe.  His children and grandchildren treasure his many unique and self-designed pieces.

Doug mourned the loss of his first-born son, Kelly Douglas (1956 – 1960).  He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Ethel Bassett; brothers Daryl and Barry; sisters-in-law Margaret and Glenda; brother-in-law Walter Sicinski; nephews Alex and Ron; niece Sherry-Lee; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Lottie and John McLaren; brother-in-law Don McLaren; sisters-in-law Joan McLaren and Judith Hill and niece Leigh Hill.

Doug is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; and children, Maureen (David) Kokolsky; Karen (Kevin); Kelvin (Melba); Barbara (Wesley) Huska; and Patrick (Karen).

Doug adored and was adored by his grandchildren Mark, Trevor, Karli (Ray), Nicole, Amanda, Melissa, Rhiannon, Dylan, Hayley and Brenna, and great-grandson Dzyren.  Also surviving are brother Harvey (Linda), sister Adrianna Sicinski and many nieces and nephews.

Doug served for a time on the Gilbert Plains Co-Op board and always supported Boy Scouts and 4-H activities.  He was a patient, loving parent and a generous friend and will be truly missed.  The last 22 months of his life were spent in the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home where he received such loving care that it became a real home to him.  The staff and residents will remember his friendly waves and smiles.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from the Gilbert Plains St. Paul’s United Church, with Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating.  The United Church Choir was accompanied by Laureen Duncan on the organ.  All of Doug’s grandchildren were proud to have participated in the service for Grandpa.  Interment followed in the Gilbert Plains Chatsworth Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers were Mark Kokolsky, Trevor Kokolsky, Bryan Bassett, Roger Bassett, Lionel De Baets and Bradley Sicinski.  All of Douglas’s family were to be considered as Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home.

The family of Douglas Bassett wish to express sincere thanks to everyone who sent food, flowers, memorial donations, cards, and prayers, phone calls and visits.  Thank you to Rev. Karen Kuzek for your visit – your help and prayers, and for the lovely service.  Thank you to the United Church Choir and to Laureen Duncan for the gift of music.

Thanks to the United Church Women for arranging the lovely lunch and all those who helped and donated food.

We are truly grateful for your prayers and kind thoughts.

Thank you.

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

Donaldson Thomas Alton (Donnie) Jordan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother Donaldson Thomas Alton Jordan on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the age of 57 years at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.

Donnie was born the eldest of four children in Dauphin on October 8, 1954, and was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth (Betty) Jordan (predeceased June 13, 2002) and Donaldson (Don) Jordan (predeceased December 12, 2008).

Even though he was born mentally disabled, our parents always treated him the same when it came to chores around the house and school work.  He lived on his own for many years, learned to cook, which he loved to do, kept things clean and even paid his own bills.

Donnie spent most of his childhood in Victoria, BC.  He was involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada for the handicapped, of which our father was the Scout Master.  He received the highest award given in scouting in 1973 for the pain and suffering he went through from the operations that were done to both of his feet.  He loved to fish and spent many Saturdays and Sundays at fisherman’s wharf.  When our father retired to Dauphin in 1975, he started working at ARC Industries.  In 1981, he moved with our parents to Nova Scotia, again working, fishing, and riding his bike wherever it would take him.

Ten years later, he moved back to Dauphin where he went back to work at ARC Industries until his health started to fail and he could no longer work.  He was a member of the Archery Club for many years.

Donnie was special and a lot of people knew him in town, especially his friends Scotty, with whom he went for coffee most often.

Donnie leaves to mourn and cherish fond memories, his brothers Richard Jordan and wife Carla and Dave Jordan, and his sister Denise Forbes and husband Jeff.  He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, along with his loving Aunts and Uncle.

Memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Dauphin with the Reverend Paul Curtis officiating.  Isobel Simons served as organist.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  David Jordan served as Urnbearer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that if friends so desire, those wishing to remember Donnie may honour his memory by making donations to Parkland Residential & Vocational Services Inc., 424 – 1st Avenue N.E., Dauphin, Manitoba, R7N 1A9.

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

Beverly Ruth (Bev) Secord (nee Boles)

It is with great sadness that the family of Beverly Ruth Secord announces her passing on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Bev was born to Mary and Ivan Boles on February 21, 1938 at the family farm just north of Dauphin.  She received all of her schooling in Dauphin.  In August of 1955 she met and fell in love with Russell Secord, whom she married on July 27, 1956.  They resided in Dauphin until 1958 at which time they moved to Brandon, Manitoba.  In 1959, they welcomed their first born son, David, into the world.  They then moved to Steinbach, Manitoba and in early 1960, Kathleen joined the family.  Shannon came along in 1966 and then Allen completed the family in 1968.  The family then moved back home to Dauphin where Bev and Russ have resided ever since.

Bev’s life revolved around raising her children and working with her husband on the family farm.  Her caring and compassionate ways extended not only to her immediate family, but to many nieces, nephews and friends, as well.

After her children were grown, she continued in her role as caregiver by working at an after school daycare and then as a private home care provider for many years.

Bev was predeceased by her beloved son, David; her parents, Mary and Ivan Boles; and her sisters Vivien Leonard and Shirley Wemyss.

Those she leaves to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Russell of 56 years; her daughters, Kathy (Trevor Stokotelny) of Winnipeg, Shannon (Delmar Kanton) of Dauphin; and her son, Allen (Shelley) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; grandchildren, Kelly and Brent, Mitchell, Cody and Tanner, as well as many extended family members and friends.

Memorial service was held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Dauphin First United Church with the Reverend Larry McPhail officiating.  Sandra Dowhan served as organist, accompanying the First United Church Choir as well as Margaret Wasylyshen as soloist.  The eulogy was delivered by Mary McPhee.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 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.