Caroline Gray (nee Joice)

Caroline was born on the farm at Torquay, Saskatchewan on the 6th day of August, 1931.  Born to Archie and Dorthy Joice, she was the second of four girls.  Her older sister Etta (Ed) Wanner of Regina, SK passed away last year, while she is survived by younger sisters Margaret (Bernard) Peterson of Balgonie and June (Cash) Daknwich of Regina.

She quickly became her father’s helper as well as tractor and combine operator and whatever else needed doing.

At the age of 19 she travelled to Aldersgate Christina College, where she attended for three years.  During her time there she frequented a number of camp meetings and taught young children.  She later worked at Simpson Sears and Singer Sewing Machines.

In 1967 she married George Gray of Grandview, Manitoba.  George is fond of telling how their wedding date had to be in 1967, as Caroline was set against marrying in 1968, it being a leap year.  (There is an old saying that anyone wed in a leap year meant it was the woman who proposed.  Caroline didn’t want anyone to get that idea.)

In 1975 George and Caroline moved to Balgonie, SK where they farmed in the cream business.  It was here that Caroline first started working for Eaton’s and then later at Pioneer Village Care Home.  During her 14 years working at the care home she made it known she hoped never to have to live in a care home.  As far as we know, by the time Caroline did need a care home room, she was unable to realize where she was.

In 2007 George and Caroline moved back to Grandview, fast becoming cherished members of the community of Grandview and of the church family at Roblin Free Methodist Church.

Caroline passed away on the 19th day of August, 2011 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church in Roblin with Pastor Heath Butler officiating.  Rebecca Butler served as organist.  Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers were Robert Ferguson, Chester Cockerill, Ken Chase, Lyle Chase, Art Cockerill and Calvin Cockerill.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Caroline may be made to the Gideons or to Grandview Gateway Incorporated.

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

Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services – Roblin Chapel‎
121-3rd Ave NW
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0
(204) 937-2215

 

Sylvia Irene Liick (nee Weselowski)

Passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 72 years.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin, with Pastor Scott Allen officiating.  Alice Allen served as the organist.

Interment followed in the Sifton Cemetery.

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

Olga Didyk (nee Buyar)

On Monday, August 15, 2011, Olga Didyk passed away peacefully with her son, David, and her nurses, Camara and Kim at her side at St. Paul’s Home in Dauphin, Manitoba at the age of 86 years.

Olga was born on April 3, 1925 at Ethelbert, Manitoba to parents Michael and Mary Buyar (Demchuk).

Olga completed her education at Ethelbert and Sifton Schools.  Following her education, Olga went to the Manitoba Normal School in Winnipeg for Teacher training.  After graduation from Normal School, Olga taught school in “one room” schools.  She has taught in school districts Haig, Kulish, Buyan, Bield and Roxton.

In 1967, Olga accepted a teaching position in Dauphin with the Dauphin-Ochre School Division as the “one room” schools were being shut down.  She taught at the Barker, MacNeill and Henderson Schools.  She commuted to Brandon University several evenings and Saturdays a week and during her summer break with other teachers to obtain her B.A. and B.E. degrees.

Olga retired in 1986 after teaching for 34 years.  Following her retirement, Olga became a world traveler and travelled to many places, such as Alaska, the Ukraine, Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, China, Japan, India, Italy, Greece, Africa, England, France, Switzerland, Lourdes, USSR and Mexico.

Aside from travelling, Olga volunteered at various places.  She canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society.  Olga also volunteered at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival for many years.  One of the last places she volunteered prior to becoming ill was the Dauphin Friendship Centre “Food For Thought Program”.  Olga loved children and it gave her a great deal of satisfaction knowing that children were getting a hot meal at lunch time.

Olga also enjoyed going to British Columbia to visit her brother, Tony, and sister-in-law, Ann in Vernon and her son, Dennis and his family.  On the way to British Columbia, she often stopped in Calgary to visit her nephew, Rob Wilman, his wife, Michelle and children Tait and Natish.

Olga also enjoyed visiting her son Ken and his family in Portage La Prairie.

She frequently visited Winnipeg to visit her youngest son, David.

While at home, Olga would go picking berries and mushrooms with her sister Lydia in the Ethelbert area for hours as they had their secret locations to go.

Olga enjoyed walking and riding her bicycle for exercise.

Olga liked to read and would get books to read at the Dauphin Library.

Knitting sweaters for her sons and grandchildren was another passion of hers.  Her garden and flowers were also another hobby of hers that kept her busy.

Olga also had a pet cat named Fluffy that she was very attached to and Fluffy was very attached to her.

Olga was a devoted member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, being in the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League (40 year member) being President for three terms, the Ukrainian Choir and Pastoral Care Community.  While being a school teacher, Olga taught Catechism and Ukrainian on Saturday mornings.  Olga also enjoyed working at the 11th Avenue Hall at various functions.

Olga became a resident of St. Paul’s Home on October 8, 2003 after a lengthy hospital stay after having a stroke on February 3, 2003.

Olga adapted to life at St. Paul’s.  She went to Mass daily in the Chapel.  She participated in all the activities.  She enjoyed going to the teas in the spring and fall in the Handivan with other residents.  Most of all, she enjoyed going to the Fall suppers at the 8th Avenue and 11th Avenue Halls.  There, she would see many old friends she had not seen in a long time.

Olga enjoyed the Tim Horton’s coffee and Winnipeg newspapers that David had brought her.  Also, while at St. Paul’s, Olga enjoyed reading, word find books and watching TV.  Her favourite TV shows were the Daily Mass, Murder She Wrote, Father Ted, which were all on the Vision Channel.  One other show Olga enjoyed watching was Dr. Oz.

Olga is survived by her children – Dennis (Penny) Didyk and grandchildren Daryn, Tamara and Cody, all of Port Coquitlam, BC; Kenneth (Iris) Didyk and grandchildren Dale, Karley and James, all of Portage La Prairie, MB; David Didyk of Dauphin, MB; her sister, Lydia, of Dauphin, MB.  Olga is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Mary Buyar, and her sisters Jenny, Natalie, Lena, Nell and her brothers Victor and Tony.

Prayers were offered on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin.  Funeral service was held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection with the Reverend Father Oleg Bodnarski officiating.  Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor and the Crossbearer was Karley Didyk.  The Epistle was read by Jerry Joss and the eulogy celebrating Olga’s life was delivered by Sister Jean Zemliak.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jerry Joss, Dale Didyk, Peter Atamanchuk, Darwin Ogg, James Kereluik and Ivan Hupalo.

The Family would like to thank all of the staff (HCA’s nurses, activity, housekeeping, maintenance and dietary) for taking excellent care of their mother Olga during the last 8 years of her life.  You are all a credit to your profession.  A special thanks to Sister Jean and Father Oleg for always being there for Olga and her family.  Also a thank you to Dr. Trina Mathison for taking care of Olga while she was at St. Paul’s Home.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Olga may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to St. Paul’s Home.

You can only have one mother,

Loving, kind and true,

No other friend in all the world

Will be so true to you.

For all her love and kindness,

She asked for nothing in return,

If all the world deserted me,

To my mother I could turn.

For those of you who have a mother,

Treasure her with care,

For you will never know her value

Till you see that she is not there.

To hear her voice, to see her smile,

To sit and talk with her awhile.

To be together in the same old way,

Would be my dearest wish today.

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

Florence Maxwell (nee Morran)

Peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, Florence Agnes Maxwell passed away at the Grandview Hospital at the age of 83 years with her family by her side.

Florence was born on April 25, 1928 at Grandview, Manitoba.  She was the youngest daughter of Albert and Magdalene (nee Fisher) Morran.  She was the youngest of nine children and was raised on the family farm and attended the Morranville and Grandview Schools.  Over the years Florence attended the Victoria School of Nursing for one year but returned to Grandview to care for her mother.  She met and married Bernard (Bernie) Maxwell on October 28, 1947.  Upon their marriage, they moved and operated a dairy farm in Aldergrove, British Columbia.  In 1948, they returned to Grandview, Manitoba and farmed in the Tamarisk area.  In 1985 they retired to the Town of Grandview where she resided until her passing.

Florence was a life member of the Tamarisk Homemakers and the Grandview Curling Club.  Florence was a Lady Shriner and accompanied Bernie to parades and Shriner activities.  Florence was also an Associate Member of the Grandview Legion.  She spent many mornings enjoying her early morning coffee with friends.  For many years, Florence enjoyed singing with the Grandview United Church Choir and volunteering for many organizations in the area.

She is survived by her children Tom, Terry (Brenda), Marilyn (Jacques) Sabourin and Barb (Bob) Lyle, 6 grandchildren Danella (Jason) Whittaker, Josh (Erica) Maxwell, Bernadette Sabourin, Justin Sabourin, Samantha Lyle and Alex Lyle, 3 great grandchildren, Ashton Maxwell, Emma Whittaker and Brielle Maxwell.  She is also survived by one brother, Ed (Bun) Morran, one sister, Nell Quick, one sister-in-law, Margaret Morran, and brother-in-law, Lloyd Maxwell, and a large extended family.  Florence was predeceased by her husband, Bernie, as well as her parents, Albert and Magdalene Morran, in-laws, Norman and Mary Maxwell, brothers,  Al (Gladys) Morran, Alex Morran, sisters Ina Barnett-Clyde and husbands Jim Barnett and Len Clyde, Hilda (Norman) McGinnis, Lola (George) Stirling, brother-in-law, Dennis Quick, sister-in-laws Alice Maxwell and Lois Maxwell and nephews.

A celebration of Florence’s life was held on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grandview United Church with the Reverend Karen Kuzek officiating.  Interment of her ashes followed at the Grandview Memorial Gardens. Florence’s friends were considered as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grandview Life Line, Grandview Palliative Care or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to extend our deep appreciation for the exceptional and loving care provided by the staff of the Grandview Hospital.

Florence was always devoted to her family and friends.

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

Michael Paul Rolski

Michael Paul Rolski passed away peacefully at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Monday, August 8, 2011 at the age of 85 years.

He was born on June 23, 1926 in Dauphin.

When Michael was born, there were many family members with the same first name, so his parents decided to call him by his middle name “Paul” as everyone knew him by.

Paul attended Wilson River School until his help was needed on the farm.  He enjoyed farming and farmed all of his life until ill health forced him to move to town.

He was a religious man.  Although he did not attend church often due to his dislike of incense, he observed all of the church holy days and had great faith.  Paul never worked on Sundays.

He was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Mary Rolski (nee Federowich) and his sister Jessie.

Paul leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many fond memories, his five sisters, Anne, Rose, Mary, Helen and Wilma, along with many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service was held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin, with Fr. Edward Kwiatkowski celebrating.  Marvin Procyshyn served as cantor.  The service concluded at the chapel with cremation following.

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

Malachi Josiah McKinnon

May 12, 2011-August 9, 2011

Passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the age of 3 months.

The Funeral Service was held on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dauphin, with Pastor Howard Burnie officiating.  Serving as pallbearers were Eli Doerksen-Callen, Jeremiah Sorrell, David Pacholuk and Gary Uliski.  Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

 Baby Angel

Our precious baby angel
Our shining star above
You came into our world
And filled our hearts with love

Your perfect little face
Your long hands and toes
The love we feel for you
No one really knows
Never will we forget you
You’re forever in our hearts
So spread your beautiful angel wings
And fly away to a new start.

________ 

If I could have a lifetime wish
a dream that would come true
I’d pray to God with all my heart
for yesterday and you
A thousand words can’t bring you back
I know because I’ve tried
And neither would a million tears
I know because I’ve cried
You left behind a broken heart
and happy memories too
I never wanted memories
I only wanted you.

 – We miss and love you -

Mommy, Daddy,

Madison, Jessica and Gus

and all of your other extended family

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

Mary Huta (nee Goba)

With sadness, the family announces the passing of Mary Huta on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Roblin District Health Centre at the age of 93 years.

Mary was born to Peter and Catherine (nee Pronyk) Goba on March 6, 1918 in the R.M. of Shell River, Manitoba.  She received her education at Glen Eden School.

Mary gained employment as a housekeeper/domestic in Shoal Lake and Oak Lake.  It was during this time that she met Tony Huta from Russell.  They were married on November 4, 1939 at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish.  They resided in Russell for approximately 2 to 3 years where they made their living through farming, then in 1942 moved to the Roblin area.  In 1944, they made their last move which was to the Deepdale District in the R.M. of Shell River, and farmed there for the rest of their days.  This is where Tony and Mary raised their family of four children.

Tony and Mary’s son Victor remained on the family farm with them, and following Tony’s passing, Victor and Mary continued to farm.  Mary was always a hard worker, helping out in whatever capacity she was needed.  When Victor passed away in 2010, Mary stayed with family until four months ago when she made the Roblin Residences her new home.

Mary enjoyed the outdoors, in particular caring for her garden and flowers.  She also enjoyed maintaining her household.  She was a hard worker in whatever tasks she took on, and this was also evident in her devotion as a wife and loving mother.

She will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Mary will be sadly missed by her children, Victoria and John Snihor of Roblin, Russell Huta and friend Joyce of Roblin, Rose and Mike Cherneski of Roblin; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-granddaughters; 2 sisters-in-law, Jean and Ellen Goba.  There are numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

She was predeceased by her husband Tony in 1992; son Victor in 2010; brothers Harry (Mary), John (Emily), Metro and Paul Goba; sisters Annie (Bill) Kozak, Mildred (Stanley) Gunchowski and Emily (Mike) Yahodinsky.

Prayers were offered on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Roblin Chapel.  Funeral service was held on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church with Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. officiating.  Victor Sorochuk served as Cantor and Peter Goba served as Crossbearer.  The eulogy was delivered by Audrey and Jamie Farmer.  Interment followed in the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Audrey Farmer, Betty Giest, Tracy Danyluk, Dione Cherneski, Darrell Huta and Kevin Huta.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery Fund.

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

Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services – Roblin Chapel‎
121-3rd Ave NW
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0
(204) 937-2215

 

Marie Brown (nee Lynn)

Passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in Winnipegosis, Manitoba at the age of 59 years.

Graveside Service was held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from the South Bay Cemetery in the R.M. of Mossey River, Manitoba.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Marie may be made to the Diabetes Association or Parkland Humane Society.

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

Alma Beth (Betty) Winfield (nee Thomson)

It is with deep sadness that the family of Betty Winfield announces her passing on July 25, 2011 in Langley, BC at the age of 83.

Betty was born Alma Beth Thomson to William and Edna Thomson on January 25, 1928 in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba where she grew up.  After high school, she moved to Dauphin and attended Little’s Business College.  She would spend most of her life working in business offices and then later in retail.

She met her future husband Don who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed in Toronto.  They were married in Toronto in 1950 and a few years later had the birth of their first daughter Barbara.  The RCAF transferred them to Winnipeg where their daughter Sandra was born.  With Don’s job in the federal government they were transferred a few times between Winnipeg, Dauphin and Calgary until they decided to make Dauphin their permanent home.

Betty was a wonderful, loving wife and mother.  Even though she always worked, she found time to be part of everything the girls were part of.  She taught Sunday School and church youth groups, was a Brownie leader, sewed costumes for dance recitals and figure skating, and there was always time for fund raisers.  Volunteering was important to her, whether it was campaigning for various charities or working with the Ladies Legion Auxiliary.  She cherished all the friends she met along the way and loved to be with them.

Her 3 grandsons, Dean, Kevin and Jamie, were the light of her life and they knew it.  She would do anything for those boys and they will miss her.

Three years ago, Betty moved to BC to be closer to her family.  She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Don and her sisters Alice and Dorothy.  She is survived by her daughters Barbara (Dennis) Bassett and Sandra (Dave) Rottman, 3 grandchildren Dean (Erin) Bassett, Kevin Bassett, and Jamie Bassett, 4 great grandchildren Wyatt, Eden, Emma, and Lauryn Bassett and 1 sister Ruby (Winston) Nees.

Graveside service was held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating.  A memorial luncheon followed at the Royal Canadian Legion.

Betty’s family wishes to thank all of her family and friends for their condolences.  They would also like to thank Rev. Karen Kuzek for her kind words, the Ladies Legion Auxiliary for their wonderful lunch, and Fabien of Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services for the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to CancerCare Manitoba, 625 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or online at cancercarefdn.mb.ca.

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

Clifford Gulas

Clifford Gulas passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre at the age of 68 years.

Left to cherish fond memories is his family; his wife, Linda of Dauphin; his children, Warren Gulas and wife Colette of Ste. Rose, Kim Gulas of Winnipeg, Melanie Gulas and partner Tim of Winnipeg, Kelly Lachowski of Dauphin, Cindy Johnstone of Benito, Addam Kaselitz and wife Wanda of Strathmore, Alberta; 6 grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor, Erin, Joyce, Johnathon, Waylin; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Wesley Gulas of Dauphin; 1 sister, Darlene and husband Leon Bomok of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; there are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Hall in Dauphin.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Clifford may be made to the Salvation Army.

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