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.

Gladys Eleanor Rowe (nee Walker)

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the death of their loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and cousin.

She leaves to mourn her daughters Joyce (Ron) Buchwald and Lorraine (Thomas) Henley.  Grandchildren:  Heather Henley, Lindsey Henley, Hilary Henley, Gordon (Tess) Rowe, Brenda (David Pena) Rowe, David (Crystal) Rowe, Sherry (Blaine) Rowe, and Shane (Christie) Rowe.  Great grandchildren: Jason Rowe, Gary Rowe, Kyle Rowe, Amanda Rowe, Joshua Rowe, Braydon Rowe, Hailey Rowe, Brett Rowe, Jeremy Zurba and Jessica Zurba.

She was predeceased in 1990 by her loving husband Robert of 53 years, a loving and devoted son Wilfred in 1993, her eldest son Elmer in 2006, her parents William Walker in 1922 and Ellen Walker (Fair) in 1971, brother Ernest Walker in 1982, sister Mae Stenhouse in 1979, her daughter-in-law Helen Rowe in 1965, and a little granddaughter Arlene Rowe in 1962.

Gladys was born on November 23, 1911 in the Fairville District, Sifton, Manitoba in Dauphin Municipality.  When Gladys was ten years old her father passed away.  With her mother, brother, and sister, they continued to live on the family farm managed by her mother.

She received her elementary education in the Fairville School and secondary school in Sifton and Dauphin.  While attending school in Sifton, she was President of the C.G.I.T. in Sifton United Church Mission Home and a member of the Ladies Institute.  Gladys attended Normal School (Teacher’s College) in 1933-34 at the Whitmore School in Dauphin, which was the last year Normal School was held in Dauphin.

After completing her teacher training in Dauphin, she taught in the Pine View School – Fork River, Manitoba.

Gladys married Robert Rowe in 1937 and they became the proud parents of four children.  Elmer, now deceased, who lived at Fork River, Manitoba; Joyce Buchwald of West Kelowna, BC; Lorraine Henley of Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Wilfred Rowe, now deceased, who lived in the Sifton District.  Her family was her pride and joy.

Her teaching career consisted of 35½ years in Manitoba.  She taught at the Pine View School – Fork River, Manitoba, Smith Jackson School – Dauphin, Manitoba, and her last years were at the Winnipegosis Elementary School – Winnipegosis, Manitoba.

Gladys was a patient and dedicated teacher who encouraged her students to be ambitious and seek further education.  She enjoyed visiting the homes of the school children.  Rural students never forgot the hot chocolate that was made for them at lunchtime on the old box stove.  She touched the hearts of many with her gentle kindness.  The children never left the school in cold weather until they were well wrapped.  She took great pride in her family and students, giving them continuous support, guidance, and love and instilled confidence in them.

Gladys loved the country life, gardening, animals, wildlife, nature, and just being outdoors.  Her spare time and holidays were spent with her husband helping on the family farm.

In her early days, she was very active in community affairs.  While teaching, she organized concerts, sports activities such as ball games with other schools.  She was the leader of the Pine View 4H Garden Club and was chosen as a delegate to the Minneapolis St. Paul State Fair.  She was also a sports enthusiast and enjoyed curling.

Upon her retirement, Gladys and Robert enjoyed visiting family and friends.  They made several trips in Canada and to the United States.  Gladys spent many hours knitting for the grandchildren and loved having them visit, especially on holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

Gladys, always independent, was determined to live in her own home as long as she could.  She was fortunate to receive support from Home Care and her wonderful neighbours.  During these years, she thoroughly enjoyed events such as Penny Bingo, Community Suppers, and the yearly Fork River Play.  Friends and neighbours always included her in family celebrations, graduations, Christmas events, and other community activities, and were always ready to assist in various tasks on her farm.  Gladys had fond memories of her birthday parties attended by her friends and family, particularly her 95th birthday celebration.  Gladys continued to live on the family farm until November 2009 when she moved to Riverwood Square Retirement Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The family wishes to thank the following people:  John and Sarah Pasternak, John and Lorna Devos, Ken and Kathleen Warkentin, Helen Tucker, Virginia Pascal, Hope Toporowski, the staff at St. Norbert Personal Care Home, the wonderful people from We Care, and many other friends and neighbours who assisted Mrs. Rowe.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. from the First United Church in Dauphin with Ilene Dowd officiating.  Sandra Dowhan served as organist, accompanying the First United Church Choir.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Lawrence Drewniak, Billy Morgan, John Helash, George Fisher, Ken Hafenbrak, and John Devos.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Gladys may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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

Dora Mildred Drury Agar (nee Patteson)

Mildred Patteson Drury Agar

May 30, 1918 – July 16, 2011

Mildred Patteson was born in Winnipeg and died in Dauphin at the age of 93 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Wayne Drury (Beda) and their children Martha, Josh and Emma, and Brian Drury (Sheran) and their children Sheldon, Allison, Karen, Kayla and Kenley, her seven great-grandchildren (Kyle, Eric, Kelby, Brett, Payton, Brianna and Stephane), her three step-daughters Olive Rynsberger (Jack), Linda Kelbert (Wilf), and Lorna Gutsch (Herb) and their families, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Fred Drury, and her second husband Lorne Agar, and her siblings Aileen George, Gilbert Patteson and Roland Patteson.

She graduated from Kelvin High School and worked in Winnipeg until she married Fred Drury in 1946. She moved to Dauphin where her two sons, Wayne and Brian Drury were born. After Fred died in 1951, she continued to live in Dauphin until she moved back to Winnipeg in 1957. She worked at North Star Oil in Winnipeg until she married Lorne Agar and moved back to Dauphin in 1967.

Family and community were very important to her. Her life in Dauphin was always filled with activity through her involvement with the Golden Agers Bowling, the Community Chorus, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Sandringham Ladies Club, and First Baptist Church.

She rejoiced at the birth of every grandchild and great grandchild and faithfully remembered to celebrate every birthday, anniversary and special occasion with a card, a phone call and, whenever possible, a personal visit.

A celebration of her life was held at First Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Gideon Bible Society or the charity of your choice. At her request, there were no flowers, no crying, and no black clothing allowed.

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

Lillian Mary Poynting (nee Langlois)

Passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, in Dauphin, Manitoba, at the age of 78 years.

Prayer Service was held on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. from the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Winnipegosis, Manitoba.

Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, July 22, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. from the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church with Father David Kowalski celebrating.

Donations in memory of Lillian may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch.

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

Pauline Lozinski (nee Myk)

December 17, 1926 – July 11, 2011

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Sister, Aunty and friend.

She was predeceased by her parents Anton and Anna (Negrych) Myk; sisters Tillie, Eva, Mary, Barbara, Pat and Frances; brother John; daughter Lynn; infant son Tommy and grandson Drew Bereznycky.

Mom is survived by her children: Joan (Rolly) Barthel, Chris (Bill) Howe, Bonnie (Gerald) Kimacovich, Gary (Lori) Lozinski; grandchildren: Bonnie-Lynn, Sean, Scott, Colin, Sam and Max, and great-grandchild Brie-Lynn. Also surviving are brother Wes (Elsie) Myk; sister Rose Hale; sister-in-law Maria Myk as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends.

Mom was born on December 17, 1926 on the family farm in the R.M. of Gilbert Plains. She was educated at Lemburg School, worked on various farms in the area, then moved to Flin Flon as a teen.

In 1947, when she was 21, Mom was crowned the Flin Flon Rotary Carnival Queen. She received a coronation gown, prize money, and a plane trip to Winnipeg, where she spent a day on display in the Eaton’s store window. She said it was very exciting, along with the chance to stay at the Fort Garry Hotel.

The following year Mom was blessed with her first child, a daughter named Paulette Lynn.

In 1949 Mom moved to Dauphin where she met and fell in love with our Dad, Ed. They were married on September 21 that year. From then on, Mom was completely devoted to staying home to raise her children. She was a jack of all trades. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do, fix or make herself. She was truly amazing!

In 1964, Mom suffered an unbearably tragic loss when her oldest child Lynn died suddenly in a car accident. She was never able to recover from her loss.

Once the younger kids were all in school, Mom rejoined the workforce until health reasons forced her to retire early.

In early 2007 Mom moved to Winnipeg to be closer to her children. She resided at the Fort Garry Rotary Villa where she made many new friends. She loved her apartment and felt very much at home there.

Special thanks to Ann and the staff at the Villa for making Mom’s time there extra special. Last but not least, a huge thank you to Mom’s at home palliative nurse, Monique, as well as Dr. Wong and the staff of the 8th Floor Palliative Ward at the St. Boniface Hospital for the exceptional kindness they showed toward Mom and her family.

In lieu of flowers, Mom would appreciate a donation to a no-kill animal shelter or the Salvation Army.

A celebration of Mom’s life was held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at the Riverside Evergreen Chapel, Dauphin, MB.

Rest in Peace Mom We Love You

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

Nettie Tycholes (nee Stotski)

Nettie Tycholes passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Gilbert Plains Health Centre on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the age of 92 years.

Nettie was born on August 27, 1918 at Venlaw, Manitoba in the R.M. of Gilbert Plains and received her education at the Tartakiw School.

On October 10, 1936 Nettie and Tom were united in marriage and together they farmed in the R.M. of Gilbert Plains until 1977 when they retired to the city of Dauphin.

Nettie was an energetic, compassionate, kind and hospitable person.  She was a fantastic cook, accepting of others and a real “people” person.  Her strength and character was a guiding force for all of us.  She will be greatly missed.

Following Tom’s passing, mom and Debbie moved into the high rise until 2005, then she became a permanent resident of the Gilbert Plains Health Centre.  She loved meeting new friends and socializing in the home especially with Stella and Helena, her two smoking buddies.  She loved when her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to visit.  They were her pride and joy and always put a smile on her face.

Nettie leaves to mourn and cherish fond memories her loving family, her seven children, Shirley and friend Ed Greenwood of Burlington, Ontario, Jack, Syd and wife Nettie, Bonnie and husband Larry Apostle all of Gilbert Plains, Elaine and husband Ernie Michaleski of Keld, Ron and friend Pat Smith of Dauphin, Debbie and friend Kevin Blady of Winnipegosis, daughter-in-law Jo Anne Tycholes of Gilbert Plains, sister-in-law Bessie Stotski of Dauphin, 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

She was predeceased by her husband Tom in 1995, her parents Wasyl and Mary Stotski (Scraba), son-in-law Wally Churchmack, daughter-in-law Minnie Tycholes, grandson Randy Tycholes, siblings Steve, Nick and Matt Stotski, Helen Filipchuk, Teenie Michaluk, Anne Rachak and Elsie Beaudin.

Prayers were offered on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. also from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel with the Reverend Father Brent Kuzyk officiating.  St. George’s Cantors provided choral accompaniment.  Shirley Churchmack delivered the eulogy honoring her mother.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Laying Nettie to rest were pallbearers Kirk Apostle, Chad Apostle, Darren Michaleski, Kevin Lynch, Vern Ellis and Michael Kostyshyn.

Donations in memory of Nettie may be made to the Activity Department at the Gilbert Plains Health Centre.

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

Vernon Rae Anger

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Vernon.

Vern was born June 15, 1929 to Wesley and Merle Anger.  He moved to Dauphin from Ochre River when he was seven years old and has resided in Dauphin since.

Vern was educated at the Dauphin schools.  He was involved with the family business, bridge building, gravel hauling and road construction.  He spent several years working in the Duck Mountains and in many other locations around Dauphin and the surrounding area.  Later, he was employed by the Department of Highways until he retired.

Vern was always an outdoor person, playing hockey, was a member of the Dauphin Vics hockey team, spent many hours fishing and hunting.  He was a member of the original Dauphin Flying Club, held a recreational pilot’s license and logged several hours.

Snowmobiling was another favourite sport which he and the family really enjoyed and have many fond memories.  A very important part of his life was to recollect, reminisce with relatives and friends, bring back fond memories of his early childhood days, living and holidaying in Ochre River, school days, fishing and hunting trips, all the jobs he worked on around the area, neighbours and all the acquaintances he made along the way.

The family would like to thank everyone for their friendship.  He really appreciated them.

Take care – Value life

Vern leaves to mourn and cherish fond memories, his wife Elizabeth (Bettie), son Calvin, daughter Denise, son-in-law Wendel; grandchildren Christopher and Alanna Anger, Kylie, Kassidy and Kody Clark, brother Norm (Jean); nephews Bruce, David and Glen.  There are numerous extended family members.

He was predeceased by his parents Wesley and Merle Anger and an infant daughter, Donna Lynn, as well as several extended family members.

In accordance with Vern’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A graveside service was held on Friday, July 15, 2011at 4:00 p.m. from the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery with Brenda Puchailo officiating.

Should friends and family so desire, donations in memory of Vern may be made to the Dauphin General Hospital Foundation Dialysis Unit, 625 – 3rd Street S.W., Dauphin, Manitoba, R7N 1R7.

 Children hardly know or guess the love their fathers can’t express

With thoughts he seldom said aloud his heart is warm, his feelings proud

They do not fully understand his wisdom and his guiding hand,

They do know each helpful word holds love unspoken, hope unheard.

Yet as the busy years roll past, they come to understand at last

The worries and the fears he knew the problem times he pulled them through,

They finally learn the full extent of what a father’s love has meant

And realize how great it’s been to have a father just like him.

 - Unknown -

 

 To Grandpa

 I remember how you took me to the park to play,

How I held your hand as time slipped away.

How we sat and watched the elm trees grow,

We would laugh, and you’d talk of times long ago.

My memories of you will be kept in my heart,

That I will not forget, nor with them ever part.

So take the Lord’s hand and leave us behind,

Someday, in heaven, you, I will find.

 - Lindsey Cunnington -

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

 

Joseph Hamiwka

Passed away July 11, 2011 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 78 years.

Memorial service was held on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10:00 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.