Nellie Pylypchuk (nee Pokotylo)

Nellie Pylypchuk of Dauphin, MB, formerly of Fork River, MB, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the age of 89 years.

Nellie, the eldest daughter of Jacob and Mary (nee Kowalchuk) Pokotylo was born on October 4, 1922 on the farm in the Fork River District, R.M. of Mossey River.  She attended Pine View and Zelena Schools.  When Nellie went to school in Zelena she stayed with her grandparents Hryc and Alexandra Pokotylo.

On November 3, 1951 Nellie was united in marriage to William Pylypchuk at Dauphin, MB.  Following their marriage, they farmed in the Fork River District.

Nellie had a stroke in August 1965.  In July of 1975 they sold the farm and retired to Dauphin, MB where she had resided till the time of her passing.

She leaves to mourn 4 daughters, Elsie Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Helen Pylypchuk of Dauphin, MB, MaryAnne (Terry) Morris of Winnipeg, MB, Shirley (Chris) Earle of Vancouver, BC; 5 grandchildren, Ed Paleck Jr. of Slave Lake, AB, Ken Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Dennis (Marianne) Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Ashley Morris of North Vancouver, BC, Tom Morris of Winnipeg, MB; 6 great-grandchildren, Cory, Chris, Brian and Brett Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Nicole and Jamie Paleck of Slave Lake, AB; 3 sisters, Sophie Plesiuk of Ethelbert, MB, Pauline Momotiuk of Dauphin, MB, Stella Robblee of Swan River, MB; 2 brothers, John Pokotylo of Ashville, MB, Elmer Pokotylo of Grandview, MB; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Nellie was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Mary (Kowalchuk) Pokotylo; husband William (Bill) Pylypchuk; son-in-law Edward Paleck; sister Olga Suchoplas; brothers-in-law John Momotiuk, Mike Suchoplas, Pete Plesiuk and Gerald Robblee; sister-in-law Katie Pokotylo.

Prayers were offered on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from the Dauphin St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church with the Reverend Father Brent Kuzyk officiating.  St. George’s Cantors provided choral accompaniment.  The Crossbearer was great-grandson Chris Paleck.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were grandchildren Ed Paleck Jr., Ken Paleck, Dennis Paleck, Ashley Morris, Tom Morris and great-grandson Brian Paleck.

Donations in memory of Nellie may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the charity of one’s choice.

The family wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for your support, visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, food and prayers during this difficult time.  Your kindness was greatly appreciated.  The family would also like to extend a thank you to all the home care staff for their compassionate care and tremendous support.  The ladies at the 8th Avenue Hall for the lovely lunch they served after the funeral.  Thank you to the grandchildren for being Pallbearers Ed Jr., Ken, Dennis, Ashley, Tom and Brian as well as Crossbearer Chris.  Thank you to Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk who officiated the prayers and funeral service and the St. George’s Cantors as well as the church elder.  Special thanks to Steve Sobering and all the staff at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services for all their help, kindness and support.

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

Regina Germaine Boire (nee Morency)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Regina Boire at St. Paul’s Home on Friday, October 7, 2011 at the age of 86 years.

She was predeceased by her father Paul Morency, mother Vitaline (nee Couturier), husband Réné, sisters Mona, Sylvia, Ida, Helena and brother Alex.

She leaves to mourn her son Georges (Denyse) Boire, daughter Claudette (Mike) Pachkowski, step-son Maurice (Claudette) Boire; grandchildren Shawn, Darren, Meeghan, Gilles, Michel, Janique, Lise and Marc; great-grandchildren Zac, Allyssa, Olivia, Tessa, Logan, Hayden, Abriele, Jade, Talon and Aysia; sisters Yvonne and Irma; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Regina was born in St. Joseph, New Brunswick on April 23, 1925.  She lived in North Bay, Ontario for approximately 30 years, at which time she moved west with her daughter.  The last few years she spent at St. Paul’s Home.  There she was treated with the utmost of kindness and care.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from the St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin with Father David Kowalski officiating.  Mary Kay Scinocca served as organist, accompanying the St. Viator’s Choir.  The Crossbearer was Meeghan Gavin.  Georges Boire delivered the eulogy.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Regina to rest were Pallbearers Shawn Gavin, Darren Gavin, Don Derhak, Louie Gancher, Brent Chetyrbuk and Kevin Pachkowski.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Regina may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association 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.

Mary K. Dudar (nee Krakalovich)

Peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2011, Mary K. Dudar passed away at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 93 years.

Mary was born in Arran, Saskatchewan, to Steve and Irene Krakalovich, the fourth of thirteen children.

While working at the Ethelbert hospital, Mary met her future husband Miron Dudar who she married on October 10, 1943 in Ethelbert, Manitoba.  They farmed on a homestead in the Damery district where they raised three children.

In 1974 they moved to the village of Ethelbert.  In Mary’s earlier years she enjoyed playing baseball, curling and working in her flower garden.  Most of all she loved fishing.  She never said no to any fishing trips.  Mary also enjoyed needlework, crocheting and making patchwork quilts.  Each child and grandchild has a quilt.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Miron, son Raymond, sister Anne and husband Bruno Umek, sister Nellie and husband Mike Staranchuk, sister Bessie and husband Bill Staranchuk, sister Jean Lilley, sister Emily and husband Peter Senyk, sister Beatrice Krochak, brother Mike and sister-in-law Minnie Pawlicki, brothers Bill and John, sister-in-law Anna Hawryluik and husband Nicholas, and brother-in-law Marsillio Fabris.

Surviving are her children, daughter Livina (Walter) Krokosh of Rosser, MB, son Ron (Lise) Dudar of Winnipeg MB; daughter-in-law Ingrid Andrews of Ste. Anne, MB,  grandchildren Tara (Scott) Goodman of Winnipeg, MB, Mark Dudar of Winnipeg, MB, Kim (Keith) Bartniski of Winnipeg, MB, Darren (Sharon) Dudar of Vancouver, BC, Shannon (Devin) Rychliski of Winnipeg, MB; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Tyler Goodman, Nicholas, Alyssa and Sabrina Bartniski of Winnipeg, MB, Ava-Lise Dudar of Vancouver, BC.  Also left to mourn are two sisters Sally (Bill) Minsky of Winnipeg, MB and Dorothy (Don) Skipp of Port Alberni, BC; brother Steve Krakalovich of Winnipeg, MB; sister-in-law Edith Krakalovich of Winnipeg, MB; brothers-in-law Mike Krochak of Freemont, California and Norman Lilley of Winnipeg, MB; sister-in-law Olga Fabris of Winnipeg, MB.  There are also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Prayers were offered on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ethelbert Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Reverend Father Yaroslav Strukhlyak officiated and Metro Lukie served as Cantor.  The Crossbearer was Dwayne Krakalovich.  The Epistle was read by Barry Senyk.  Devin Rychliski delivered the Eulogy.  Interment followed in the Parish Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Mark Dudar, Darren Dudar, Scott Goodman, Devin Rychliski, Keith Bartinski and Ted Krakalovich.

Donations in memory of Mary K. Dudar may be made to the Ethelbert Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery Maintenance Fund, to the Ethelbert Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank all the staff on the second floor of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, and to Olesia Kalinowich for all of her support.

“Vichnaya Pamyat”

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

Walda Sydor

Passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 in Guelph, Ontario at the age of 82 years.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.

Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

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

Deward Peterson

Passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 81 years.

According to his wishes, a private family service was held.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Deward 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.

Irene Dorothea Mitchell (nee Manweiler)

Irene Dorothea (Manweiler) Mitchell was born at Rhein, Saskatchewan on March 26, 1924, a daughter of Jacob and Katherine.

The family moved to Landestrew, Saskachewan in 1926 and then to Dropmore, Manitoba in 1936 before coming to the Grandview district in 1940.

Irene received her formal education in a number of one room schools.

She married Sam in 1952 and they farmed until moving to town in 1975.

Irene and Sam had one son Mervin.

Following the move to town, Irene worked as a cook at the Grandview Personal Care Home until her retirement in 1985.

Irene was a very caring person, first for her parents, and then babysitting her grandchildren, Tyson and Tanya.  She took particular delight in her great-grandchildren, Logan, Hayden and Kierstyn.

Irene enjoyed her flower garden, the company of neighbours and friends, a lively card game and times spent at the Drop-In Centre.

Irene died peacefully in the Grandview District Hospital on Monday, October 3, 2011.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Sam.

Cherishing her memory are son Mervin (Marie); grandchildren Tyson (Leigha), and Tanya; great-grandchildren Logan, Hayden, and Kierstyn; two brothers Herb (Gertie) Manweiler of Kelowna, BC, Gary (Marlene) of Grandview; and sister-in-law Dorothy Manweiler.

Memorial service was held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grandview United Church with the Reverend Steve Wilson officiating.  Deneen Fisher served as organist, accompanying the Grandview United Church Choir.  The Mennonite Choir also performed vocal selections.  The Urnbearer was Tyson Mitchell.  Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Grandview Personal Care Home or to the Grandview Lifeline.

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

Bella May Carruthers (nee Dunfield)

It is with great sadness that her family announces that May passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at the age of 96 years.  She passed peacefully with her son Archie and wife Clare, and grandchildren Laura and Alan near.

May was born in Dauphin on November 26, 1914.  She was the third youngest of a family of 10 children.

During her life she worked hard raising chickens, tending a big garden, canning, milking cows, and raising her family.  She loved company and enjoyed knitting, quilting and snowshoeing in her later years, especially after she moved to Dauphin.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband William, and son Allan.

Her only surviving sister is Flora Prust of Edmonton.  May is also survived by her sons Robert, Archie (Clare), Doug, Barry (Margo) of Maffra, Australia, and her daughter Bev (Roy) Sloboda of Dauphin;  her grandchildren, Laura Chisholm, Alan, Stuart, Jacob, Michelle and Rebecca; and her great grandchildren, Dara, Devan and Danika Chisholm of Dufresne, and John Paul and Archie of Winnipeg.

A celebration of her life was held from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., with the Majors Grayling and Jacqueline Crites officiating.  A tribute to Grandma was given by her grandchildren Alan and Laura.  The pallbearers were Laura, Dara, Devan and Danika Chisholm, Alan Carruthers and Reg Tarrant.  The honorary pallbearers were Ernie Dixon, Norman Long, Doug Cooke, David Durston and Larry Clifford.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  A luncheon was held at St. Viator’s Parish after the interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of May may be made to the Dauphin Personal Care Home, or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Thank you Mom for your life of hard work but well lived.  You always welcomed everyone in.  May the Lord take you to his heart and give you rest.

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

Doris Shanowsky (nee Zacharzenko)

It is with great sadness the family of Doris Shanowsky, announces her passing on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.

Doris was predeceased by her parents Irene and Michael and her husband Dan.  After 61 years of marriage and two years since Dan’s passing, they are together again.

Doris is survived by her children Ann and Ernie Hlady of Dauphin, Nick and Joyce Shanowsky of Winnipeg, Nel and Ron Chapen of Dauphin and Marilyn and Larry Misko of Regina; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Doris was born on February 2, 1921 in Luh, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada on November 28, 1948.

Baba had many stories to share about life in Ukraine, the travel to Canada and life when they arrived in Canada.

In the early years, with only Hanya in the house, Baba worked in the Billous market garden on the edge of Dauphin.  Baba worked an eight hour day for 85 cents, which was enough money to buy a pound of butter.

With more family to raise, Baba made her work place the home and especially the kitchen.  With a 100 pound sack of flour and sugar, there were perogies, bread, buns and many desserts created in Baba’s kitchen.  There was never a worry about Baba losing a favourite recipe – she knew them all from memory in Ukrainian and English.

Baba also had a natural “green thumb.”  She had the ability to nurse any plant back to full foliage.  It didn’t matter if you watered it too much or too little, Baba knew just what to do and before you knew it, the plant was in full bloom again.

As the family matured and grandchildren were added to the family, Baba was on stand-by for the arrival at home to assist with baby care.  Baba’s solutions to the typical baby problems always seemed so practical when she explained them.

Baba enjoyed her grandchildren, teaching secrets in the kitchen, handicrafts with yarn, thread or the sewing machine, and of course the best way to plant the vegetable or flower garden.  Baba would teach to anyone who wanted to learn.

Baba’s house always had a spare bed with a cuddly “par-en-na” and a feather pillow to match, and there was always a counter full of treats and a fridge full of homemade meals.

Baba’s kitchen hosted many family suppers for birthdays, anniversaries and long weekend bbqs, it was her workshop and favorite place in the house.

During the last six weeks, Baba made her home on the second floor of the hospital.  As we gathered to keep Baba company and helped to make her comfortable and assist with her care, we exchanged more stories and remembered events from years ago.  We all agreed Baba’s house was the Shanowsky Coffee Shop, if you couldn’t get together with each other you would meet at Baba’s for tea time, exchange products and keep up to date.  We continued this tradition in her hospital room until her final night.

Baba lived a complete life.  She saw so much, lived to tell so many stories, and enjoyed so many memories with all of us.  Today brings Baba’s life full circle.  She is now back with her husband Dan, probably discussing what’s for lunch, and watching each of us, encouraging us and reminding us the best way to get our task done.

Baba would always watch you leave from the back door window, and her last words were “do-bran-ich.”

Baba will be loved and dearly missed by her family, friends and acquaintances.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin with the Reverend Father Oleg Bodnarski officiating.  Metro Lukie served as Cantor and Epistle Reader.  The Crossbearer was Dennis Strilchuk.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Walter Baran, John Caruk, Ken Bass, Trevor Kowaluk, Alex Dmitruk and Stan Burdeniuk.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris’s memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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

William Curtis (Billy) Calcutt

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Curtis (Billy) Calcutt on September 29, 2011.

Billy was born in Grandview, Manitoba on March 23, 1959 to William and Phyllis Calcutt.  Billy attended school at Grandview.  In his younger years he went to work in the oil fields where an accident occurred and he lost his right leg.  This accident shaped his life for the last 30 years giving him great courage and determination.  He was employed by Parks Canada for 25 years as the north gate attendant.

Billy’s cherished moments was spending time with family and friends, camping, combining and cheering on his beloved Chicago Black Hawks.

He is survived by his wife Marla; parents Bill and Phyllis Calcutt; sisters Roberta Michaluk, Beverly Reese and Deanie (Frank) Olsen; brother-in-law Jack (Gail) Topham; sisters-in-law Marg Topham and Wendy (Bill) O’Sullivan; numerous nephews and nieces; god children Darren and Paige Cruickshank.

Memorial Service was held on Thursday October 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grandview United Church with the Rev. Steve Wilson officiating.  Ruth Clark served as organist, accompanying the Grandview United Church Choir.  The eulogy was delivered by long time friend Randy Maxwell.  Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.  Urnbearer was niece Jill Rideout and Hat Bearer was niece Casey Ranks.  Honorary Bearers were nephews Curtis Michaluk, Kyle Michaluk, Darryl Reese, Shane Reese, Kent Topham and Gary Topham.

Should friends so desire donations in memory of Billy may be made to the Parkland Humane Society Box 805 Dauphin, Manitoba R7N 3B3.

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

Peter Lysohirka

Peter Lysohirka of Dauphin, Manitoba passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home at the age of 89 years.

Peter was born on May 25, 1922 in Ukraina, in the R.M. of Dauphin to John and Mary Lysohirka (nee Nykolyshen).

He attended Ferley School.  Later on, Peter was employed by CN Rail.  He also worked for local farmers.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, one sister and an infant brother.

Peter leaves to mourn his passing, brother James Matt Leston and wife Patricia of Dauphin, brother Walter and wife Helen of Martinville, Saskatchewan; there are also two nieces, Cindy and Beverly.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin with Pastor Scott Allen officiating.  Alice Allen served as organist.  The eulogy was delivered by Patricia Leston.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Peter to rest were Pallbearers Bruce Podolski, Robert Podolski, Gerald Warelis, Jim Gillis, Dean Lysohirka and Allen Moroz.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home 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.