Maurice Hawrylyshen

Suddenly on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the age of 73 years, Maurice Hawrylyshen passed away with his wife, Beverley Wozny, at his side.

He was born in Gilbert Plains on August 9, 1938, the eighth child of Micheal and Anastasia Hawrylyshen (nee Marak) Hawrylyshen.

He is survived by his wife, Beverley Wozny; his daughters, Kelly Berg, Lisa (Ken Sitko), Angela (Joey) Bohun; son, Randy (Catherine) Hawrylyshen; step-children, Kimberly (Jeff) Chetyrbok and Cory (Stacey) Wozny.  Grand-children Mindy (Vance), Amanda, Michael (Kayla); Derek (Tara); Travis, Collin and Lee; and Jacqueline and great-grandchildren Cameron, Payton, and Imogen; Emma; Tanner; Carson and Tori; and Alexander, Sean and Eilis.  He is also survived by brothers Ernie (Helen) and Alvin; sisters Victoria Balyk and Shirley (Matt) Chychowski and brother-in-law Nick Gashyna as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Micheal and Anastasia Hawrylyshen; his brothers Wasyl (Bill) and Dmytro (Matt); sisters Elsie Proskin and Anne Gashyna; brother-in-law Steve Balyk; sisters-in-law Sallee Hawrylyshen and Zanovia Hawrylyshen; son-in-law Gordon Berg; and great-grandchild, Maddy.

He was raised on the family farm in Gilbert Plains, and continued farming until 1985.  He moved to Dauphin and worked for a time in construction and later as a health care aide until his retirement in September 2003.  He and Bev enjoyed visiting friends and family and travelling to places like Mexico, Hawaii, Prince Edward Island, and Florida and spending many days and nights at The Lake of the Prairies with good friend’s playing cards and fishing.

Memorial service was held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Msgr. G. Oucharyk Auditorium at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, with Brenda Pockett officiating.  Interment will follow in the Glen Eden Cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba at a later date.

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

Albert Joseph Sutherland

On Sunday, January 22, 2012, at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, Albert Sutherland passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79 years.

Albert was born at Camperville, Manitoba on May 23, 1932 to Alexander and Emma Sutherland (nee Catcheway).  He received his education in Camperville and following that, began working as a pulp cutter and as a fisherman in the Camperville area.

Albert met Lorraine Guiboche and they were married on July 16, 1957 at Camperville.  Following their marriage, they started a family and Albert began working for the Oblate Fathers in the Residential School in Camperville as a caregiver, and then transferred to the McKay School in Dauphin in 1969 where he worked until his retirement in 1988.

Albert had a passion for music, all kinds of music.  He played at dances and was in the band “The Prairie Pals.”  He loved carpentry and enjoyed working around the house, making sure that everything was in order.  Albert was always supportive of his family, giving of his time and advice when he felt it was needed.  Remember to “live life to the fullest, and always do your best.”

Family always came first for Albert – they were his world.  He was the best grandpa.  He always made time for his children and grandchildren.

Albert was predeceased by his parents, 1 brother, 3 sisters and his son, Clayton.

He leaves to cherish fond memories his family:  his beloved wife, Lorraine; his children, Sandi (Darrell) and their children Matthew and Gregory, Barb, Valerie (Carl) and their children Christian, Samantha and Adam, Brian (Karen) and their children Keegan and Caitlin, Les and his son Jaeden.  There are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Prayers led by Barb Sutherland were offered on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin.  Funeral Mass celebrated by Father David Kowalski was held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from the St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church.  Mary Kay Scinocca served as organist, accompanying the St. Viator’s Choir.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  All of Albert’s family and friends were to consider themselves as Honorary Pallbearers. 

The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff of St. Paul’s Home for their compassionate care during Albert’s stay there.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Albert may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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

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.