Amy Jane Evason (nee Inkster)

Passed away on December 21, 2010 in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 93 years.

Memorial service was held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin.

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

William (Bill) Symchych

Passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 92 years.

A visitation was held on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin.

A graveside service was held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Bill 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.

Alice Mary Nepinak (nee Moreau)

Sadly on Saturday, July 30th, 2011, we lost our beloved wife and mother.  Mom was 48 years old.  She’d been battling with sugar diabetes and having difficulty with her health.  In the early hours of the 30th, Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Pine Creek.

Mom loved to joke and laugh.  She enjoyed playing games on computer, visiting friends and family, enjoyed listening to music, going on outings for wiener roasts, birthdays, picking blueberries.  Most important to Mom was family.  She loved her family!  No matter where, how, whatever the circumstances, when we needed Mom she was there.  She always found a way.  Mom loved us, taught us to love, taught us to forgive, and to stay together.

Mom’s pain is gone now, she’s resting.  Mom was greatly loved by her family and friends.  Missed dearly by her husband (with whom she spent 31 years together), Alphonse Nepinak; children, Bruce Stevenson, Georgette (Mitch) Sutherland, Shelley Nepinak, Jocelyn (Marvin) Roulette, Scott Nepinak, Holly (Adrian) Nepinak.  She will be greatly missed by her 16 grandchildren.

Also left to mourn are sisters, Alma (Cecil) Geekie, Sally (Bobby) Sutherland, Madeline Moreau, Caroline Klyne, Brenda (Frank) Genaille, Rose (Kenny) Chartrand; brothers, Freeman (Jane) Moreau, Jimmy (Martha) Moreau, Kelly (Amelia) Moreau;  also numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom’s loved ones who were predeceased were her father, Adelard Chartrand and mother, Domitilde Moreau; brother, Francois; daughter, Allison; brothers-in-law, Eddie Sr. Klyne, Jim Gabriel, Walter Nepinak; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Sutherland.

A Traditional Wake and Prayer Service was held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. from the Camperville Hall in Camperville, Manitoba.

The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Camperville.

Interment followed in the Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery.

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

Mary Komarniski (nee Pelypiw)

Mary Komarniski, age 98 years of Dauphin, Manitoba, passed away on Monday, August 1st, 2011, at the Dauphin Personal Care Home.

Mary was born April 7, 1913 in Pulp River, Manitoba, to parents Fred and Catherine Pelypiw.

Mary will be dearly missed by her children Walter and Camilia, Myron and Gaylene, and daughter-in-law Florence.

Baba leaves to mourn with fond and sweet memories – her grandchildren Richard and Del, Duane and Kathy, James and Tami, Elly and Harry, Keri Lynn, Andrea and Melanie; her great grandchildren Chris and Cora, Ashleigh and Joshua, Nicole, Daniel, Julia, Carly and Alexander; her great-great grandson Austin.

Mary was one of 10 children.  She is survived by her sister Helen Soloway.

She was a loving mother who instilled the values of hard work and devotion to family.

As a mother she took great pleasure in her cooking, gardening, harvesting and canning.  As a Baba she passed on her vibrance, love of Ukrainian heritage and culture and enthusiasm for life.  She loved Ukrainian music and liked to sing and dance at every opportunity.  Gardening was her passion and so was providing food for anyone who stopped by.  She was always creating new recipes and welcoming family and friends in for a homemade meal.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.

Funeral service was held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from the Pine River United Church.

Interment followed in the Pulp River Cemetery.

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

Barbara Adelia Rowsell (nee Hillier)

The family of Barbara Rowsell (Hillier) regretfully announce the passing of their daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

On July 29, 2011, while at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, Barb lost her battle with cancer with family at her side.

In her passing, she leaves to cherish her memory, mother Hazel Hillier (Hilliard); grandmother Elizabeth Hulan; husband Terry; three children Cory (Jennifer), Trevor, and Katherine; along with six grandchildren Jazmynne, Nataseha, Kiana, Kayla, James, and Tessa; her siblings James (Laura) of Edmonton, Olive and John (Brenda) of Thompson, and Darlene of Dauphin, as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

Barb was predeceased by her Father Carl Hillier and grandparents George Augustus Hulan, and Albert and Rachel Hillier.

Barb was born in Cormack, NL on April 8th, 1960.  In April of 1976, she moved to Thompson to join the love of her life, Terry Rowsell.  In October 2000, she moved to Dauphin making frequent visits back to the north.  Until her passing, Barb was employed by PRVSI.  Barb was always the life of a party as all of her friends will attest to, more especially her Ya Ya Sisters.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin with Pastor Scott Allen officiating.  Alice Allen served as organist.  Honorary Pallbearers were Paul Gannon, Vince Foster, Trent Rowsell, Jason Morgan, Bruce Monchka and Max Baumung.  The service concluded at the chapel with cremation following.  Another service will be held in Cormack, NL June 22, 2012.

Should friends so desire, donations can be made in Barb’s memory to Cancer Care Manitoba.

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

Michael Baran

Michael Baran passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 79 years.

Michael was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 26, 1932 to William and Maria (nee Yaremko) Baran.  He was raised in Venlaw, Manitoba.

Michael made his living as a farmer, but was also a skilled electrician and plumber.

In his spare time, Michael enjoyed reading.  He was also the community Historian.  He was an active member of the Orthodox Church and served on the cemetery board.

To all who knew him, Michael was a man who never got angry, and because of his good nature, he had many friends and acquaintances.

He leaves to mourn and cherish fond memories, his family:  1 brother, Martin (Lynda) Baran; 1 sister, Jean (Ted) Herteg; 1 sister-in-law, Vicky; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Prayers were offered on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from the St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dauphin with the Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk officiating.  St. George’s Cantors provided choral accompaniment.  Interment followed in the Venlaw Community Cemetery.

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

Walter Goshulak

January 24, 1925 – July 23, 2011

Dad left us very suddenly on July 23, 2011.  His passing was swift and painless, and for that we are thankful.  He leaves to mourn his son Trevor, daughters Pat (Gord) and Rae; extended family Debbie (Sam); grandchildren Kristen, Tim (Kim), Glenn, Donna, Trevor Jr. (Tracy), Tracey (Brad),  and great-grandchildren Hunter, Jaeger, Garrett, Chris, Avery, Kelsey, Amy, Breanne, Jenna, Nicole, and Christopher; also Dad’s brother Peter (Wally) and family, and sister-in-law Dorothy and family. He will be sorrowfully missed by life-long friends Jim and Arlene, and their sons Drew and Roger.

Dad was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Ollie, his mother and father, brother Alex and sister Mary.

Dad was born January 24, 1925, and received his education in Dauphin.  In September, 1943 he enlisted in the army and received his basic training in Shilo and Woodstock, Ontario.  He then returned to Shilo and was shipped overseas.  He went from England to France and joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in Belgium.  From there they moved ahead through the Netherlands and Germany on their way to liberating Holland.  He developed complications of the lung and was sent back to England where he spent some time in Lady Taplow Hospital.  He then left England on the Lord Nelson Hospital Ship, and back to Winnipeg where he spent over a year in King Edward Sanitorium (now Riverview).  He was discharged in 1946.

In 1947, he met Olive Kidd (whom he quickly re-named Ollie) and they were united in marriage for 56 years until her passing in February, 2004.  He provided well for her children: Pat, Trevor and Rae.

He worked for C.N. Railways and Via for 38 years where he spent summers on the grain haul to Port Churchill.  In his latter years, he worked passenger trains as conductor.  The highlight of his career was when he was chosen as Conductor for the Royal Train with the Queen and her family in 1970.  He retired in 1986.

Dad enjoyed all four seasons–especially summers at the lake with his grandchildren Kristen, Tim, Glenn and Donna.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and all sports, especially his passion for golf.  He would even take two weeks holidays in the early spring to go to warmer climes with his friend Jim where they could get an early start in the season–then back home to play tournaments throughout Manitoba.  After retiring, Dad also had a part-time job as Marshall at Clear Lake Golf Course for a few years.  Having golf memberships at Dauphin and Clear Lake was the best of two worlds.  He loved being out amongst nature.

Also, after retirement, Dad loved curling for the winter months, but had never curled in his life.  He decided to make his own sheet of ice in the back yard at home, where he practiced the slide and delivery with Mom holding the broom.  With help from his good friend, Mike, and others, he learned the game, and in a short time was playing with the Seniors and different leagues throughout the club.  The highlight of his curling was when he played in the Dauphin Centennial Bonspiel in March, 1998.  He also played with the Dauphin Legion No. 20 and went to many bonspiels throughout Manitoba.  He was a long time member of Dauphin Legion No. 20 in Dauphin.

Life was never the same after Dad lost his precious Ollie in 2004.  He sold the family home and moved into a seniors’ condo.  His health steadily declined until he had to be moved into Dauphin Personal Care.

In order that he could be closer to family, he was moved into Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg, June 2010, where he remained until his passing.  The care he received there was exemplary.  Our family can’t thank the staff enough for their professionalism and dedication.  To the staff and support staff, you know who you are because we’ve told you so – you are the best of the best.  God bless you all.

A Celebration of Dad’s Life was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin.  Mom and Dad were buried together in the Veterans’ Plot at the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Walter 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.

Mary Stratuliak (nee Burchuk)

Peacefully, on Friday, July 22, 2011, Mary Stratuliak passed away at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 77 years.

Mary was born in Weiden, MB to Nicholas and Michalena (Minnie) Burchuk.

In 1950, Mary was united in marriage to Anthony (Tony) Stratuliak of Ethelbert, MB.  Together they farmed in the Ethelbert district.

Mary enjoyed cooking and gardening, playing baseball and curling.  She was an active member of the community as a 4-H leader, sang in the Vitriwka Choir, was a member of the UCWL for 40 years, was treasurer of the Mink Creek Sisterhood, and for many years was a volunteer with the Ethelbert Echo and then became the editor of the Ethelbert Echo.  Due to poor health she resigned being the editor and remained an Echo staff member until her passing.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Michalena (Minnie) Burchuk, in-laws John and Katherine Stratuliak, infant sister Ann, great-grandchild Coby, niece Carol, nephew Dale, her brother Alex, sisters-in-law Anne Burchuk, Marion Burchuk, Victoria Burdeny and her husband Matt, Margaret Stratuliak and brother-in-law Fred Stratuliak.

Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years, Anthony (Tony) Stratuliak of Ethelbert, MB; two sons, William and wife Bernice Stratuliak of Dauphin, MB, Wayne Stratuliak of Ethelbert, MB; two daughters, Elsie and husband Jim Jorgensen of Duncan, BC, Sonia and husband Greg Daman-Willems of Calgary, AB; 5 grandchildren, Jody and wife Sheila Stratuliak, Michelle Stratuliak and her companion Ronnie, Jason and wife Marie Stratuliak, Krissy Stratuliak and her companion Clinton, Curtis Daman-Willems and his companion Kelly; 6 great-grandchildren, Mandy-Jo, Kayla, Cora, Tylee, Liam and Austin.

Also surviving are 3 sisters, Jean and husband Boris Prokopowich of Roblin, MB, Vicki and husband Lawrence Kostiuk of Beausejour, MB, Olga and husband John Kolochuk of St. Francois Xavier, MB; 4 brothers, Bill and wife Ursula Burchuk of Winnipeg, MB, Peter Burchuk of Stonewall, MB, Mike Burchuk of Winnipeg, MB, Wally and wife Jean Burchuk of Stonewall, MB; 4 brothers-in-law Mike Stratuliak of Ethelbert, MB, Nick and wife Olga Stratuliak of Ethelbert, MB, Edward and wife Helen Stratuliak of Ethelbert, MB, Steve and wife Helen Stratuliak of Ethelbert, MB; 2 sisters-in-law Adeline and husband Ron Husak of Ethelbert, MB and Ann Stratuliak.  There are also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Prayers were offered on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from the Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ethelbert with the Rev. Fr. Yaroslav Strukhlyak officiating.  Metro Lukie served as Cantor.  Crossbearer was godchild Darryl Kostiuk.  The Epistle was read by Jean Prokopowich and the eulogy was delivered by Sonia Daman-Willems.  Interment followed in the Parish Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jody, Michelle, Jason and Krissy Stratuliak, Curtis Daman-Willems and Jim Jorgensen.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Mary may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank Dr. Penrose, Dr. Mathison and the second floor nurses and staff of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre for their care and compassion.

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

Thomas (Pat) Gerald Harrigan

Passed away on July 21, 2011 in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Pat was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on November 5, 1924 to Agnes and Patrick Harrigan and he had 3 brothers and 4 sisters.  The family lived in Dauphin throughout his childhood.

In his younger years Pat worked for Canadian National Railway and enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and was stationed with the HMCS Chippawa out of the port of Esquimalt, British Columbia.  Pat served his country  in the Second World War and had many stories to share from his experiences.  In 2009 he was recognized for 55 years of continuous membership in the Dauphin Royal Canadian Legion.

Pat married Ruby Steffler in 1952 and they spent a brief period of time in the Melita area.  He then moved back to Dauphin where he owned and operated the British American Oil Company in partnership with Sandy Sandercock, at the site where the Co-op Lumber Building Centre is now.  It was quite common for the phone to ring in the middle of the night because some one was out of fuel oil, and Pat always got out of bed to deliver the fuel to whoever it was, that needed it.

Pat became an active member in the Dauphin Alcoholics Anonymous Welcome Group in 1982 and in doing so created a second family and some very dear, lifelong friends.  Pat had been a volunteer with the R.I.D.E. program in Dauphin for a few years as well.

Pat enjoyed telling stories of the “olden days”, curling, playing cards, gardening, walking, and most of all spending time with his  grandchildren and his friends.

Pat is survived by his only child, daughter Pam Harrigan and son-in-law Ike Friesen; his grandsons, Tyler and Codi Harrigan-Friesen and his granddaughter Devon Harrigan-Friesen; his sister-in-law Verna Harrigan; dear friends Jim Assailly and Nelson Hunter; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and many, many friends.

Pat was predeceased by his granddaughter Nicole; his mother and father Agnes and Patrick Harrigan; his brothers Jim, Joseph and Martin; his  sisters Mae, Marguerite, Joan and Gerry.

Memorial service was held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.

Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alcoholics Anonymous Dauphin Welcome Group, 21 4TH AVE NW, or to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

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

Mildred Longmuir

Passed away on July 16, 2011 at Winnipegosis, Manitoba.

Memorial service was held on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Winnipegosis Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Interment followed in the Winnipegosis District Cemetery.

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

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