Arnold Joseph Beaulieu “Mood”

November 25, 1956 – May 12, 2011

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Arnold Joseph Beaulieu “Mood” on Thursday, May 12th at the Ste. Rose General Hospital in Ste. Rose du Lac at the age of 54 years.

A traditional wake begun on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 5:00 PM from the Ebb & Flow Community Complex, Ebb & Flow, Manitoba.  Funeral Service was  held on Wednesday, May 18th at 2:00 PM from the Complex in Ebb & Flow.  Fr. Norberto Monton officiated with the interment that  followed  in the Ebb & Flow Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of Joseph to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank Dr. O’Hagan and the staff of the Ste. Rose General Hospital, Ebb & Flow Health Office, Ebb & Flow Chief and Council for all of their help and as well to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Ste. Rose Chapel.

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

Aline Bretecher (nee Reboul)

Passed away on May 9, 2011, in Dauphin, Manitoba, at the age of 86 years. 

A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., from St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin, Manitoba.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m., from St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin. Manitoba, with Fr. David Kowalski celebrating.

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

 

Stella Czarnecki (nee Bzowy)

With sadness, the family announces the passing of Stella Czarnecki, age 80 years of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Portage District General Hospital.

Stella was born on a farm 6 miles west of Fosston, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1931 to Vince and Maria (nee Citarz) Bzowy.

She received her education at Ponass Lake until Grade 3 when the family moved to Archerville, Saskatchewan.  She then attended school in Echo Lake.

In the fall of 1948, Stella married Stanely Czarnecki.  They moved to the Keld, Manitoba area.  They retired to Dauphin in 1988, where she was active in home care for approximately 5 years.

Stella was a very nurturing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was very loving, caring, and was always there for everyone.  She enjoyed gardening, and had a soft heart for animals, farm animals in general.  She had a heart for everything.

Stella leaves to mourn her husband, Stanley; her seven children, Dennis (Doreen) Czarnecki, Paul (Carol) Czarnecki, Rita Lylyk, Rosemary Gray, Robert (Frannie) Czarnecki, Richard Czarnecki, Betty Anne (Greg) Johnson.  There are 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are her older brother, Mike and her younger brother, Peter.  There are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was predeceased by her youngest brother, Tom.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011at 10:30 a.m. from the St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin with Fr. David Kowalski officiating.  Mary Kay Scinocca served as organist, accompanying the St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church Choir.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jim Czarnecki, Greg Earl, Bernie Czarnecki, Don Rosolowsky, Vance Czarnecki and Andrew Rosolowsky.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Stella 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.

Tony Leonard

On May 11, 2011, surrounded by family, the ref blew that final whistle and Dad left this world with a smile on his face.

His memory is cherished by his little buddy (his loving wife) of 52 years, Margaret, and three children, Danny (Leah) of Beausejour, Barbara (Don) Ostapowich of Dauphin, Patricia (Rob) Buyer of Winnipeg.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Adrienne, Garrett, Jeffrey, Zacharay, Kelsey, Megan and Ashley.

Dad was born and raised in Ottawa, and retired after a career working as a Manager for the federal public service.  Dad had an incredible sense of humour and enjoyed his life to the fullest. The things in life that he loved the most were: fishing, the Montreal Canadiens, camping in the 5th wheel trailer, hockey, the kids that played hockey, boat rides, a good poker game, going for walks, animals  (especially dogs, of which he had many), steak dinners, reading the newspaper daily, watching the 10:00 news, family meals, any and all family celebrations, coffee at Tim Horton’s with his friends, a good joke, the long days at the rink (not because he had to, but because he wanted to), feeding the ducks, singing, going for drives, visiting, whistling a tune, snow blowing his neighbour’s driveways, music, playing chauffeur for those who could not drive, not releasing the “secret” handshake with the grandkids until they found the magic button, and last but not least, he loved life and his family.

His faith was strong so we know he’s an angel watching over us.  His grandchildren were blessed to have known him, and regardless of the occasion, Grandpa was always there.  We were blessed to have had him as a husband, a dad, a grandfather, and a best friend, to all of us throughout our lives.  One of his favourite sayings was “Life is Beautiful” and we agree, because he was a big part of it.  There are good people in this world and he was certainly one of them.  Rest in peace and sleep well Dad, and one day we’ll meet you on the other side.  We love you.

A Prayer Service was held on Monday, May 16, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., led by Jeff DiNella, from the St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church, in Dauphin. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., also from St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church, with Father David Kowalski celebrating.  The organist, Mary Kay Scinocca, accompanied the St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church Choir.  The eulogy was delivered by Don Ostapowich.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dad 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.

John Douglas (Jack) Frederickson

John Douglas (Jack) Frederickson passed away at his home, Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the age of 64 years.

Jack was born May 6, 1947, to Elizabeth and Samuel Frederickson, in Dauphin, Manitoba, where he lived for most of his life.

Jack graduated Grade 12 from the Dauphin Comprehensive Technical Institute in 1965.  He worked as an accountant for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Winnipeg, as manager of the Dauphin Plains Credit Union, and as office manager for Balchen and Kulchycki Surveys.  His interests included family and friends, gardening, cars, and coin collecting.  In his early years, Jack was also a member of the Lions Club, and the Dauphin Legion.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving family; daughter Sharon and husband Brian Buckland of Winnipeg; son Todd and wife Tara Frederickson of Winnipeg; grandchildren Allyssa and Lyall Buckland and Sam, Luke, and Katie Frederickson; along with numerous cousins and friends.

Jack was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth in 1992 and his father Samuel in 1967.

A Memorial Service was held on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dauphin, with Pastor Howard Burnie officiating.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Bretecher, Dr. Penrose, and the Nurses at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre that cared for Dad with his battle against cancer.

Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot AVE, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

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

Pauline Boychuk (nee Shumansky)

It is with sadness that the family of Pauline Boychuk, of Dauphin, announce her passing at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Friday, May 6, 2011, at the age of 84 years.

Pauline was born October 5, 1926, in Ethelbert, Manitoba, to William and Mary Shumansky.  She was educated at Bell Creek School.  On November 10, 1945, in Ethelbert, Pauline married William Boychuk.  Following their marriage, Pauline and William resided in Winnipeg, Ethelbert, and Ashville.  Then in 1948, they settled in Dauphin, where they made their home and raised their family.  Pauline continued to live in Dauphin after her husband’s passing on December 28, 1969.

Pauline loved gardening and growing flowers.  She also knitted everyday.  Pauline was a devout, religious woman, who loved, and was very dedicated to her church.  She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, and The Blue Army.

Pauline was predeceased by her parents William and Mary Shumansky; husband William Boychuk; daughter Shirley; half-brother Nick Shumansky, brother Mike Shumansky; and sisters Anne Hilgers and Cassie Litwicky.

Pauline leaves to cherish fond memories, and is survived by three sons Steve (Linda) of Red Deer, AB, Orest of Saskatoon, SK, and Fred (Marie) of Dauphin; one daughter Pat (Harvey) Guderyan of Dauphin, MB; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Prayer services were held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., preceded by the Rosary at 5:30 p.m., led by the Blue Army, from Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.

The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, with the Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski celebrating.  Jeff Boychuk, Mark Boychuk, Curtis Sliva, Joseph Schwitzer, Morris Shumansky, and Ray Rebec served as Pallbearers.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Pauline may be made to the Dauphin and District Handi-Van Association Ltd., 55 1ST AVE SE, Dauphin, MB R7N 2A2.

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

Diane Judy Zarichny (nee Plawicki)

Peacefully, Diane Zarichny passed away May 6, 2011 at the age of 59 years.

Diane Judy Plawicki was born on December 30, 1951 to Anne and Stanley Plawicki, and was raised in Gilbert Plains.  She was the third of six children.

On September 2, 1971, Diane married the love of her life Michael Zarichny, and together they had two children, which they raised in Dauphin.

Diane worked for a number of years as a telephone operator for the Manitoba Telephone System, but the job that she loved the most was being mom for her two kids.  For many years after her kids had “left the nest”, she would talk about how much she loved raising her kids, and how happy she was, to be able to have been at home for them.  Mom was also a fantastic baker, and to this day, we still talk about all the goodies she used to make.

Mom had a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis, which lasted over 30 years.  Through all of the struggles, her husband Michael never left her side.  She loved her husband dearly, and it meant so much to her to be able to remain at home.

One of her greatest pleasures was to have her grandchildren visit and be with her.  She always had a little bag of candies or other treats for them.

She was predeceased by her parents Anne and Stanley Plawicki,  her infant granddaughter Aurora Osiowy and her brother Dennis.  She leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Michael; Son Dwayne and wife Angelica, along with their children Joshua and Matthew of Dauphin, Manitoba; Daughter Debbie and husband Chris Osiowy, along with their children Evan and Dylan of Balmertown, Ontario; Sisters Sylvia Plawicki, Evelyn (Willie) Yarema; Brothers Albert (Marilyn) Plawicki, Jerry (Jolene) Plawicki; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Prayer Service was held on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., from Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, May 9, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, with the Reverend Father Oleg Bodnarski celebrating.  The Cantor was Marvin Procyshyn.  Edward Frykas served as Crossbearer. Pallbearers were Joshua Zarichny, Albert Plawicki, Albert Strilkiwski, Brian Belinsky, Chris Dzisiak and Carl Pitura.  Marilyn Plawicki served as Epistle Reader.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Diane may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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

Mary Yellowega (nee Malashewsky)

March 19, 1921 – May 4, 2011

Mary Yellowega, age 90 years of Roblin, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2011 at the Yorkton Hospital in Yorkton, SK.  

Mary was born on March 19, 1921 in the Zelena District of the Municipality of Shell River, MB to Fred and Frances (nee Biluik) Malashewsky.  She attended school at North Cliffe School.

On November 12, 1937 she was united in holy matrimony to Alex Yaholnitsky at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Zelena.  Mary and her husband farmed for 2 years and then moved to Stornoway, SK and then later to Mikado, SK.  In 1944 they returned back to the Municipality of Shell River where they would farm and raise their family. 

In 1964 they moved to Roblin and Alex passed away on July 17, 1968.  On August 5, 1972, Mary married Bill Yellowega in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Roblin. 

Mary was loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She remained very active, maintaining her own household and garden and helping at the church until very recently.  She loved to have visitors stop in and enjoyed having conversations with anyone.  She will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. 

Mary was predeceased by her parents Fred and Frances, her first husband Alex Yaholnitsky, her second husband William “Bill” Yellowega, two daughters: Christine and Diane, her step-son Ernie Yellowega, her grandson Emil Kopek, three bothers: Tony, Ben and Walter, her sister Iris, son-in-law Paul Kopeck and five brothers-in-law: Reg, Ben, Peter, Allan and Nestor.

Surviving to mourn Mary’s death and cherish many fond memories are her children: Mildred Kopeck of Yorkton, Irene (Dwaine) Mason of Grandview, Ernie Yaholnitsky of Windsor, ON, Mervin (Sarah) Yaholnitsky of Windsor, ON, Walt (Linda) Yaholnitsky of Windsor, ON, Ben (Deb) Yaholnitsky of Medicine Hat, AB, Michael Yaholnitsky of Medicine Hat, AB, Melvin (Cheryl) Yaholnitsky of Medicine Hat, AB and step-daughter-in-law Gail Yellowega.  She also leaves to mourn 25 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Mary will also be missed by her siblings: Elma Powell of Kenora, ON, Anne Field of Oshawa, ON, Jean Ficych of Livonia, Michigan, Olga Lund of Kenora, ON, Millie Malashewsky of Wisaga Beach, ON, Patsy Nykyforak of Roblin, MB and Matt Malashewsky of Burlington, ON.  

A prayer service was held for Mary on Monday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. from Sneath Strilchuk Roblin Chapel in Roblin with The Reverend Father Brent Kuzyk officiating.  Her funeral service was held the following morning, Tuesday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Roblin with The Reverend Father Brent Kuzyk officiating.  Mr. Tom Antosh served as palamar and the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Cantors sang the responses.  Mary’s grandsons served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers and carried her to her final resting place in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in Roblin.  A time of fellowship and lunch was held in the church basement following the interment hosted by the Ukrainian Orthodox Women’s Association. 

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s memory to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Roblin. 

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

Josephine Frances Butterfield

November 23, 1921 – May 1, 2011

 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Aunty Jo, on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Grandview District Hospital, at the age of 89 years.

Josephine Frances Butterfield was born Nov. 23, 1921, in the Pleasant Valley District, to William and Eleanor Butterfield.

Josephine lived her whole life in the Pleasant Valley District, growing up on the family farm and attended Halton School.  Over the years, she did house cleaning for others, and after her mom passed away in 1951, she was dedicated to caring for our Grandpa, until his passing in 1974, after which she moved into the Orr household to make a home for her and Les.  She grew the biggest gardens, enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting, and loved to watch baseball. Aunty was a wonderful cook, and over the years, she made and decorated many wedding and anniversary cakes for family and friends. Her home was open to everyone and always shared a meal or a cup of tea and some of her homemade bread and jam or pastries.

 In 1997, due to Les’s failing health, and so life would be easier for her, Aunty Jo and Les moved into town.  As she never drove in her life, she was, this way, able to walk or ride her bike uptown for groceries & such, and in later years could be seen buzzing down Main Street on her scooter.

She always looked forward to her daily visit or phone call from Howard.   As her health declined, she said, ‘’it was her turn to be taken care of’’; and so with help from family and home care workers, she was able to remain in her own home until the end of October 2010. At which time she was admitted to hospital for care, and just in March had moved into the personal care home.

 Aunty Jo was the last member of a generation of the Butterfield Family. She was like the matriarch of our family.  Even though she didn’t have any children, she cared for each of her brother’s & sister’s children as if they were her own. To this day we are all her children.

 She went through life with a caring heart, positive attitude, a great sense of humour and always spoke her mind, whether you liked it not.  She was an inspiration to all of us and we all love and respect her greatly for this.

She was predeceased by her partner in life, Les Orr; her parents William & Eleanor; brother and

sister-in-law William J. (Olive) Butterfield; sisters and brothers-in -law Florence (Richard) Wheeler, Marjorie (Harley) Needham, Nellie (Alvin) Harkness, and Isabella (Harry) Oliver; nephew Tom Butterfield, and great nephew Shawn McInnis.

She will be lovingly remembered by her  nieces, Lajoy (Sam) Wurz, Evelyn (Jack) Cords, and Sharron (Hugh) McInnis; her nephews Howard (Paulette) Needham, Larry (Vivian) Needham, Don (Donna) Needham, Terry (Jaci) Oliver; 15 great nieces and nephews;  22 great great nieces and nephews, and one great, great, great niece; sister-in-law Jessie (Orr) Morlock;  brother-in-law Glen (Bud) Winfield; close friends Arlene Shoemaker and David Fisher, and all her friends who fondly called her ‘Aunty Jo’.

The family would like to thank Dr. R. Fourie, Dr. J. Elliot, all the homecare workers, EMS, nurses and staff at the Grandview Hospital and Personal Care Home for all the TLC they gave to Aunty Jo over the last few years.

As per her wishes, a graveside service was held on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., from the Grandview Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating.  Her nieces and nephews served as Urnbearers.

Donations in Josephine’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

A luncheon followed at the Grandview Kinsmen Community Hall, where we all shared our special memories.

No other Aunt in the World, we’re sure,

Has shared her love & caring for others,

Her advice and teachings as much as you,

We will all miss you dearly.

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

Edward Alexander Werbiski

Unexpectedly on May 2, 2011 Edward Werbiski of Rorketon passed away at the age of 78 at his residence.

Edward (Ed) Werbiski was born on December 12, 1932 on the family homestead in Moose Bay to Ludwig and Frances (nee Holowachuk) Werbiski. He attended school at Moose Bay until the age of 17 at which time he left to work as a farm labourer in the Dauphin area.  Completion of the harvest had Ed setting out for Red Lake Ontario to pursue work in mining. He worked briefly in Red Lake then moved on to Sudbury where he joined the Inco workforce in 1951.   Here he worked shift work underground.  During this period of time Ed was courting –via Canada Post – a girl back home in Rorketon and on October 10, 1953 Ed and Mary (Maksymchuk) were married. They made their home in Sudbury and with Mary working at Loblaws life was good.

Together in their relaxing moments, they were able to travel to various points in Ontario…Hamilton, Cornwall, etc.   In 1957, Ed purchased a gravel truck directly from Oshawa and when he was on graveyard shift at the mine he’d work on construction during the day hauling asphalt with his newly acquired truck.  In 1958, the family expanded when Ed and Mary welcomed their firstborn, daughter Janice.  Then in 1961, their son Brian was born.  To fulfill a lifelong dream to farm Ed quit Inco in June of 1962 and moved his family back to the farm in Moose Bay.  He farmed with his brother Peter for a time and built a house in Rorketon for his family.  In 1964, Ed began what would become a 33-year career as a school bus driver with the Duck Mountain School Division.  In 1974 Ed & Mary purchased Mary’s parents farm when the parents retired to Rorketon.   A year later they welcomed the arrival of their 3rdchild Joann to the family.  They continued to farm and Ed continued to drive bus until his retirement in 1997.

Ed suffered much from injuries sustained in an accident in 1984.  Recuperation was slow and it left him with permanent impairment in his left leg. Ed’s favourite sport was baseball.  He often boasted about how well his school team played and how well he pitched.  He continued to play ball in Sudbury and in later years, he could always be found in front of the TV when a game was being played.  Most people will remember him for his jokes, his story telling, his love for the game of crib and how he rarely missed an auction sale.

Ed was pre-deceased by his parents, Ludwig & Frances, brothers Peter, Anthony & Michael, sister Annette, brother-in-law John Iwanchysko, sister-in-law Tillie Werbiski, parents-in-law Nick and Ann Maksymchuk,   brothers-in-law William and Nick Maksymchuk.

Left to cherish fond memories are his wife of 57 ½ years Mary, son Brian, daughter Janice (Bernie) Maluga, daughter Joann (Jerry Chersak),  sister Elizabeth (Jarvis) Podolsky, sister-in-law Marge Werbiski,  brother-in-law Tony (Dorothy) Maksymchuk,  sister-in-law Sylvia Maksymchuk,  numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Ed was held on Monday, May 9, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lawrence Community Centre, Rorketon.  Mr. Dwayne Moffatt led the rosary prior to the service.  Fr. Norberto Monton celebrated the mass with the service concluding at the hall and a private interment to take place at a later date.

Ed’s son Brian acted as urnbearer and all of Ed’s family and friends were to consider themselves as honorary urnbearers.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of Ed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of one’s choice.

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