Obituaries of Langruth, Manitoba (2024)

Abel, Frederick James
From: Langruth, MB
Born:1902-01-02
1st Bn The Winnipeg GrenadiersDied:1942-11-28Died while POW
Cemetery:Sai Wan War Cemetery,Cape Collinson Road Chai Wan, Hong Kong, China
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​Abel Lake, northeast of Lac Brochet was named after Sgt Abel in 1972. (Reference:A Place of Honour(Manitoba's War Dead Commemorated in its Geography) 2002.

Son of John and the late Mrs. Abel, of London, England. Was born January 5, 1904. He came to Canada in 1933, after having served five years in the Imperial Army in India.
In November, 1938, he married Miss Eva Smith, of Winnipeg, daughter of Mr. Mrs. Smith, of Langruth.
Immediately after the declaration of war in September, 1939, Fred joined the Grenadiers. In 1940 he was sent to Jamaica, West Indies. A year later he came home on leave and in October, 1941, left for Hong Kong. With the fall of Hong Kong, on Christmas Day, 1942, he was taken prisoner of war.
Shortly before the close of hostilities he died. Mrs. Abel and their daughters, Sherron and Fredean, reside in Portage la Prairie.

Arnason, Norman John


October 12, 1944~March 23, 2022(age 77)
Norman John Arnason, husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and uncle passed away suddenly at his residence onMarch 23, 2022. His family and friends are left heartbroken.
Norman was born in Gladstone, MB onOctober 12. 1944.He grew up, attended school, and then farmed in the Langruth area. He resided on his family farm until his passing.
OnJuly 16, 2005 he married Rhonda.They had been together for some time, and they decided to make it official.Together they farmed and raised Dillion, who they adopted and raised as their son. Norman was an amazing dad.He was so happy and proud of the life they built together.
Norman was a kind and caring man. It took time to get to know him, but once he was comfortable with you he showed his friends as side not many saw. He was always available to help and also to poke fun if he had the chance. He worked hard, but always found time to spend with his family. Most often if you stopped by unannouncedyou would find Norman tinkering in his shop making sure everything was ready for the season ahead.

If friends so desire memorial donations maybe made to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Box 238, Langruth, MB R0H 0N0.
He ran a mixed grain and cattle farm all of his life. He had his John Deere tractors and equipment.Charolais cattle and his dogs were his pets. Especially his dogs, who somehow became semi- house pets before Rhonda even had the chance to realize it. They kept him busy, but Norman was not one to sit and be idle.He could always find something to do.
Each year Norman and Rhonda took the family to spend at least one day at the Gimli Icelandic Festival. This was something that he enjoyed immensely.They ever missed it. He and Rhonda also planned a trip to Iceland.They spent 10 days there touring and sightseeing. Norman was excited to let his family and friends know how much he enjoyed his trip and show everyone pictures of the sights. He treasured his time with family and enjoyed when even during everyone’s busy life they had time to get together even for a couple hours.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Rhonda, sons Dillion Arnason, Scott Gladue (Jasmine), daughters Pam and Susan, grandchildren Tyrell, Lucas, Tommy, Jackie, Nathan and Jayden. Brother Kristjan (Patricia) Arnason, nieces Jill (Dave), Nancy, Patti (Ron), Tannis (Dave). One nephew Robert (Patti). Three great nephews Erik, Paul, and Adam.Three great nieces Teagin, Sarah and Hannah.
Norman was predeceased by his parents, Pall (Paul) and Kristbjorg (Bertha) Arnason, brother Hjortur Arnason, sister Olivia Tomasson (Arnason), Brother in law Harvey Tomasson and one grandson Alexander Houle.
Source:https://www.clarkesfuneralhome.com/obituary/Norman-Arnason

Arksey, Francis (Frank) Edward

Suddenly on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Portage & District General Hospital, Francis Edward (Frank) Arksey passed away at the age of 83 years.
Frank was born to a farming family in the Langruth District, where he grew upand received his education. He worked in banking for a time and then ventured into his own business enterprises for a number of years.
He is survived by his partner Diane Day of Portage la Prairie.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral service.
If friends so desire, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 2430 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB. R7B 0M5 would be appreciated.

ARKSEY, Kenneth

On July 19, 2011 at Portage General Hospital, Ken Arksey of Langruth, MB passed at away at the age of 86. Left to miss him are his wife of 62 years Alverna; daughter Jane Wilson; son Kerry (Sharron); grandchildren Chris (Nicola) Wilson, Ben Wilson, Morgan and Keaton Arksey; great-grandchildren Sheralynn Kennedy and Jesse Wilson; brothers Les (Svava), Ray (Anna), Frank and Lenard (Heather); sisters in law Rena Arksey, Edna Arksey, Mildred Armstrong and Millie Dell and many nephews, nieces, friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by brothers Walter, Gordon, Cecil and Eric and grandson Tim Wilson. Ken was born June 25, 1925 at the family home located on SW 4-16-9 southeast of Langruth, the fourth of nine sons born to Jack and Maude Arksey. Ken lived his whole life within a couple of miles of his birthplace and often joked about never going too far in life. Growing up on the prairies in the 30's was full of adventures and one such adventure resulted in him falling out of a tree and breaking his arm. This was probably the first time he saw a doctor and it would be another 50 years before he would consent to see another one. Luckily for him, he was blessed with extremely good health. When he had blood poisoning one year, he sent Alverna to get medicine from the doctor and he was known to borrow medicine from others just to avoid a doctor's office. As a teenager, Ken started working out for neighbours doing farm labour. He often talked about making $5 per month and then accepting partial payment when the farmer did not have enough to pay him what was owed. In the winters, he ice fished on Lake Manitoba with his brother Gordon, living in a paper shack on the lake during the week. He talked about the groceries freezing and how "the potatoes were okay frozen as long as they stayed that way until you cooked them; if they thawed out they would rot". He continued working for local farmers until 1947 when he began working for the R.M. of Lakeview building roads. He married Alverna Dell on May 6, 1949 and the couple lived in Langruth. Following the birth of daughter Jane in 1950 and son Kerry in 1954, Ken and Alverna made plans with the hope of improving their family's life. Ken purchased the current family home on SW 6-16-9 in 1956 and they moved there in 1957. Many locals said they would "starve to death trying to farm in those rocks" but, as he had done all his life, Ken worked hard and proved them wrong. Ken purchased his first three cows in 1949 and pastured them at a friend's farm until they were moved to his current home. Over the next sixty years, Ken and his son Kerry increased the herd to 150 purebred Simmentals. The grandchildren started showing animals in 4-H beef and Simmental shows, much to Ken's delight. He traveled to shows in MB and SK, always looking for that winning cow or bull. Committed to his cattle to the end, he spent part of the last day of his life riding in the truck, moving cattle with Kerry and Alverna. Ken also loved auction sales and deer hunting. He and Alverna drove miles and miles for a promising sale. He started hunting as a kid and continued this with his brothers, his son and his grandchildren. Ken's family and friends were used to his teasing and sometimes caustic wit. Living without his sense of humour will be a difficult adjustment for his family who loved him and others who knew him well. Funeral Service was held Friday, July 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth, with Jim Warburton officiating. Interment was at Lakeland Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were James Rinn, Charles Rinn, Malcolm Wild, Barry Arksey, Don Smith and Reg Armstrong. Lunch was served by the women of the Langruth UCW in the Langruth Community Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's memory may be made with the family's appreciation to the Lakeland Cemetery, Box 45, Langruth, MB R0H 0N0.CLARKE'S FUNERAL HOME,Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.com10376309
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Arksey,Margaret Edith

Suddenly on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the Portage District General Hospital, Margaret Edith Arksey of Portage la Prairie, beloved wife of Byron Arksey passed away at the age of 80 years.
Funeral service will be held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 2:30 PM with Pastor John Blum officiating.
Interment will take place in Hillside Memorial Park.
Margaret was born on January 13, 1930 daughter of Arthur and Barbara Bosworth at Gladstone, Manitoba, where she was raised and received her education. She then taught school at the North Lakeland School. Here she met Byron Arksey and on December 6, 1950 they where married. They made their home on the farm west of Langruth where they raised their family of one son and two daughters. She operated The Style Shoppe Clothing Store and Gift shop from 1964 to 1984. She also wrote the Langruth news for the Portage Leader and Neepawa press for over twenty years.In 1994 they retired to make their home in Portage la Prairie.
Margaret was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and later the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Portage. She was an active member of the Langruth Community helping out at many community activities. She taught Sunday School for many years both in Langruth and Portage. Her interests included handy crafts, taking great pride and joy in painting pictures on stones and many friends, family and children have one as a keep sake. She also enjoyed her gardening, reading and her special times where spent with her family and grandchildren.
Predeceased by her parents, her sister Mildred Arksey, she leaves to mourn her passing her beloved husband of 59 years; Byron, her son; Donald (Chris) of Forrest, and their children Shawn and Andrea, her daughter; Glenda (Les) Enns of Winnipeg Beach and their children David (Sonia and their children Anika & Kiran) and Lori (Alex Renaud and their children Zaelyn & Theo), her daughter; Tammi (David) Brennan of Brandon and their children Kyle, Taylor and Nolan. Also surviving is her brother Frank of Victoria, BC, her sister Barbara Jackson of Gladstone and several nieces and nephews.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Redeemer Lutheran Church.
A tribute DVD in memory of Margaret will be produced by the Omega Funeral Home, condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com “Dedicated to those we serve”.
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Arksey, Mary Elizabeth

MARY ELIZABETH ARKSEY (neeVEREB) 1933 - 2006 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law and friend, Mary Elizabeth Arksey on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at the age of 72 years. Mary will be missed and lovingly remembered by her son Brian; daughter Susan (DarcyHjelmeland); granddaughters, Sarah, Maya and Ella; step-granddaughter WaverlyHjelmeland; her only sibling Joe (Velma); aunts,Finaand Alice; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters and brothers-in-law andlong timefriend Joyce Kenning. Mary was predeceased by her husband William in 1989, and her parents, Joe and HelenVereb. Born in Lakeland, MB on December 15, 1933 to Joseph Sr. and Helen (Lasson), Mary attended North Lakeland School. She took a secretarial course at Success Business College in Winnipeg and secured employment with the Stock Exchange. On October 18, 1958 she married William Eric George (Billy) Arksey, youngest son of William Sr. and Sarah (Isfeld) Arksey. Together they raised their two children, Brian and Susan. As the years passed, Mary went to work as a ward clerk at theMisercordiaHospital a position she held for 18 years until retiring. Mary led an active life, always keeping herself busy. She joined a weekly bowling club where she made many wonderful friends. She and lifelong friend Joyce made regular fun filled trips to Minnesota, where they spent hours laughing as they tried their hand at gambling. As grandchildren came along she became a devoted grandmother spending much of her time with the three girls. Mary will be remembered for her sense of humour, herready madesmile and her strength and courage. When Mary became ill, her life changed dramatically. As always, she fought the long battle with grace, dignity and never a complaint. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, December 15 at 2:00 p. m. in St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, 320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg, with Rev. Fr. Msgr. MauriceComeault,P.H.,V.F., presiding. A private family interment will be held inLangruthCemetery at a later date. Mary's arrangements have been entrusted to:WOJCIK'SALL BELIEFS FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM 897 4665

Arksey,

Rena Gudlaug
June 8, 1926~May 9, 2022(age 95)
Mom passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9th. She is survived by her four sons, Walter (Barbara), Barry (Brenda), Gerald (Candis), and Harley, her sister Blanche, her brother Robert (Fern), her sister in law Cathy, her grand children Marieka (Patrick), Natasha, Christopher (Laurie), Trevor (Nadine), Linda (Martin), her great grandchildren Caleb, Mackenzie, Charlotte, Samson, Henry, Adam, Jessa as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
She is pre-deceased by her sisters Sigga, Louise, brothers Tom, John, Francis, daughter in law Mary and her special friend Earl.

Mom was born and raised on the farm in Langruth, Manitoba. She attended the Big Point School where her mother was her first teacher. She enjoyed helping out around the farm and said that she had so much fun just playing around at home with her brothers and sisters.
She went on to work at the Royal Bank and the Post Office. She was a dedicated mother who raised four boys on her own during very trying times.
She enjoyed her volunteer work with the United Church Ladies and Legion Ladies Auxiliary where she was a member for over 70 years.
Mom was a very caring person and her direct personality did not leave you guessing as to what she was thinking.
Her memory was impeccable. If we ever got into a discussion about who lived where or who was related to whom, all we had to do was phone mom.
Mom was proud of her boys, and made sure that they did not forget their family roots.
She really enjoyed getting together with people, especially at family events.
In 2016, she moved to Victoria Place in Macgregor, where she made many new friends. Hazel visited with Mom every night and they even watched some hockey games together, which was an accomplishment because Mom was not that fond of hockey.
We would like to thank all the health care workers at the St. Claude Health Centre who provided care for mom until her passing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Langruth United Church, Box 232, Langruth, MB ROH ONO or the Big Point Cemetery, c/o Lydia Johnson, Box 81, Langruth, MB ROH ONO.
Service to be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 2 pm at the Langruth United Church. Reception to follow at the Community Hall.
Link:https://www.clarkesfuneralhome.com/obituary/Rena-Arksey

Armstrong,Snjolaug Eleanor
​Peacefully, with family at her side, Snjolaug Eleanor Armstrong passed away on December 9, 2017.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James; her daughter Dawna, son-in-law Keith; son Chris, daughter-in-law Carolyn, and grandchildren, Scott, Jonathan, Cameron and Courtney. Also left to mourn are her brothers and their wives, Bill (Dot), Ted (Lynn) and Ralph (Margaret). She also leaves behind brother-in-law Richard and sister-in-law Dawna Armstrong, of Texas, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Mom grew up on a farm near Big Point, Manitoba and came into Winnipeg as a teenager to finish high school and attend university at United College. Jim and Snooky met at CKRC Radio, where she was the record librarian and he worked as a copy writer. They were married in Langruth, Manitoba in 1958. After living in Calgary, they moved back to Winnipeg to start a family. As the kids grew older, Mom went back to work. In 1974, she started working in the library at Niakwa Place School and stayed there until her retirement in 2000. She left a lasting impression at the school as the library was named after her upon her retirement.
Mom had a sunny demeanor and always greeted people with a big smile. She fought through two different rounds of cancer, but that didn’t keep her down. Despite cancer, she found time to drive every day to a personal care home to visit her husband and then pick up her grandchildren from school.
The family wants to thank the palliative care team at Riverview and St. Boniface. They took great care of her and allowed Mom to keep much of her independence, even as her disease progressed.
A Celebration of Life will take place on December 29, at 1:00 p.m., at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

Benson,Bjornstjerne
Bjornstjerne Benson (alias Johnson) was born in Langruth, Manitoba. He had five brothers: Ben, Chris, Karl, Bladur and Carl, and two sisters, Gudny and Margaret. His parents were Bjorn Benedictson and Sigridur Jonsdottir. He was born March 1, 1900, and his father was a farmer.
Just after his 18th birthday, Bjorn attested with the Fort Garry Horse in Winnipeg, Manitoba.He signed as Bjornstjerne Johnson, in order not to be separated from his brother Carl, who was adopted at age one by Gisli Johnson. This is explained in a legal affidavit attached to his military records.
He arrived in England on July 22, 1918 on the SS Thongwa and was attached to the Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment. On October 17 he was struck off strength and transferred to the Fort Garry Horse, arriving in France on October 18. His war duties were not long, and on June 21, 1919, he returned to Canada.
In WWII, he served in Canada with the Veteran's Guard from December 4, 1942 to September 14, 1945.
Burnie, as he was nicknamed, married Ruth Price in Plumas, Manitoba in 1925. They had three daughters, Eunice (m. Fred Mingeston), Audrey (m. Doug Craig), and Margaret (m. Cliff Eden). His sons were Oliver, Herbert, and Oscar. Burnie's obituary mentions that he lived in McCreary, Manitoba, then Redditt, Ontario and finally Kenora, where he was well known to the Evergreen Community Club as a caretaker and skate tier.
Burnie died on March 31, 1983 in Kenora and is buried in the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.
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Bergson, Evelyn May
On Saturday, February 18, 2017, peacefully at home Evelyn May Bergson of Portage La Prairie passed away at the age of 85 years.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home with Rev. John Dolloff officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Evelyn was born May 2, 1931, daughter of Jack and Mary Louise Hogue at Silver Ridge, Manitoba where she was raised and received her education. She helped on the farm and on September 30, 1950 she married Harry Bergson. They farmed and fished in Amaranth, raising their 5 children. In 1972 they moved to Langruth where they operated a family restaurant. In July of 1996 they moved to Portage La Prairie to retire.

Evelyn loved music, could play any instrument and always listened to CFRY’s Polka Party every week. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family who would stop by to share stories and always loved a good joke.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Harry in 2002, daughter Noreen Mozdzen in 1989, grandson Kevin Turko in 1976, parents Jack and Mary Louise, and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children Diane (Jim) Thompson of Brandon, Val (late Perry) Turko of Alonsa, Brenda (Rene) duch*esne of Portage La Prairie, Leland (Angie) Bergson of Winnipeg, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. She will be missed by brother Raymond, many nieces and nephews and good friends Barry & Adrienne.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Central Plains Cancer Services318 Saskatchewan Ave E., Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 0K8.

BERTHELET, Lucien (Lou)
PostedJul 24, 2015 1:00 AMWent to be with our Lord on July 9, 2015 at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontarioin his 85th year.Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" for 60 years. Loving father of the late Donald, Gail (Peter) and Nicole (Ken). Adoring "Papa" to Jasmin and Mitchell Stadnyk and Brooke and Danielle Vezina. Brother to Irene Gadal of Delhi, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Exilda and Alfred, brothers Ovide, Charles and Lionel and sisters Jean, Sally, Florence, Angela and Georgina. He will be sadly missed by many nephews and nieces. Lou worked for the Royal Bank for 40 years, across three provinces and through twelve cities and towns. He was born and raised in Laurier, Manitoba and began his career in Russell, then Churchill, Langruth (where he met his wife), Lac du Bonnet, Kenora, Winnipeg, Flin Flon and Somerset. In Ontario he moved to Sturgeon Falls, Toronto (Head office) and then to Montreal (Head office). He chose to retire as bank manager of the main branch in Sault Ste. Marie. Retirement was spent as a snowbird in Arizona and Florida, then a recent move to Woodstock, Ontario. Lou loved sports and was an avid golfer. He also played baseball, curling, bridge, cribbage and was unbeatable at billiards. He belonged to many golf and curling clubs where he won numerous trophies over the years. He and Betty attended many Grey Cups and Briers. He loved watching his Grandson play football and was looking forward to seeing him play for the Western University Mustangs this fall, as well as attending his granddaughters soccer games in Woodstock. Lou volunteered on the Finance committee of many Churches and Hospitals and donated his time to the United Way, Kiwanis, Kinsmen, Elks and Chamber of Commerce in numerous communities. He loved singing and always had music playing. Lou lived life to the fullest and his witty sense of humour and infectious laughter will always be remembered. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home& Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm. Father Pat Woods officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimers Society (http://tinyurl.com/om8axmb)would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.arthurfuneralhome.com

Bjarnason, George Bj

örn
In the early hours of July 3, 2022, in his 90th year, our dad, George Bjorn Bjarnarson, accepted his new position as angel, leaving us to sadly announce his passing.
George was predeceased by his wife Sheila Bjarnarson, his sisters Mary Mull (Lukus) and Inez Rinn, his father and mother George and Mary Lukus, his adoptive parents Bjorn and Elizabeth Bjarnarson and many extended family members.
He is survived by his daughters Leah (Rob Malech), Christie and Beth, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dennis and Irma Aubertin and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dad was fond of telling us he was born at home, in a log cabin in the R.M. of Lakeview, Manitoba. When orphaned at an early age, he and his sister Mary were raised by different families, Dad being adopted by Barney and Elizabeth Bjarnarson of Langruth.

Dad received his elementary and middle school education in Langruth and completed his high school education at United College (University of Winnipeg). He then attended at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Manitoba, for a year until he accepted a position with Land Titles, Province of Manitoba. Dad worked over 40 years with Land Titles (37 consecutive years) and held the position of Senior Survey Examiner at the time of his retirement in 1994. In addition to working with the Province of Manitoba, in his younger years he helped his dad, Barney, at the family-owned Langruth Solo store (even learning a bit of the art of butchering). As well, during one break from Land Titles, Dad worked on the Mid Canada Line in Bird, Manitoba.
In 1959 while working with his Dad, he met and fell in love with Sheila Moffat. They were married for 43 years and raised three daughters, Leah, Christie and Beth. To Dad, family was everything and he enjoyed and supported his daughters’ many activities. He was chauffeur and cheering squad rolled into one. The family enjoyed annual summer vacations at Grand Beach which was Dad’s favorite beach until 1983 when he took the family to Waikiki Beach!
In addition to family and travelling, Dad was passionate about a number of other interests and hobbies. Until fairly recently, he cultivated bountiful gardens each year and took pleasure in sharing his harvest with family, neighbours and friends. He was very fond of photography and was the photographer for numerous family events. After he retired, Dad discovered a new love, golf, which he pursued with great enthusiasm for many years. He was also an ardent Jets fan having season tickets to every year of the Winnipeg Jets 1.0.
We would like to thank Dad’s amazing neighbours, the Wallds and the Penners for their incredible concern and support during this time. The family is grateful to Dad’s physiotherapist, Denise, who helped him physically, mentally and emotionally for a number of years and to Dr. Grass, Dad’s physician. Thanks also to Nurse Practitioner Marvin de Castro for his wonderful care of Dad. Special thanks to the numerous Home Care case coordinators, nurses and aides and to the WRHA’s Palliative Care Program including case coordinator Sara, nurses Trish, Helen, Amanda and Sheila and Dr. Cox who were there whenever needed and helped make possible Dad’s wish of living at home until his death.
Leah, Christie and Rob would also like to extend their deepest appreciation to their sister Beth, who took such excellent care of Dad for the last five years.

The Celebration of Dad’s life will take place on Saturday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.

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Blair, Craig Campbell
Peacefully on December 18, 2015, Craig entered into rest at the Portage District General Hospital.
Craig was born on July 4, 1954 in Gladstone. He was raised in Woodside where he stayed his whole life. He was an only child to Charles and Dorothy Blair.
He met Valerie Litster and they were married on January 29, 1983. In August of the following year, their son Chad was born. Daughter Vanessa arrived in January of 1989.
Craig farmed with his father until the early 90’s. His son Chad started helping out and finally joined fulltime by 2002.
Craig had many other hobbies including baseball, curling, bowling, darts and loved golfing. He enjoyed watching football, playing cards and riding his motorcycle. He had a soft spot for his cats and dogs. Craig had a very generous heart, collecting for Central Plains Cancer Care. He was a proud member of the Langruth Legion.
Craig was predeceased by his wife Valerie in June of 2010; father Charles and mother Dorothy. Left to mourn his passing are his son Chad (Brittany) Blair and daughter Vanessa (Chris) Flood, as well as other family and friends.

Charitable donations may be made to:Central Plains Cancer Services

BOHM, James Ryan
October 27, 1973 – August 11, 2017
With overwhelming sadness, Ryan passed away at 43 years old after an unrelenting battle with cancer. With his Family by his side, Ryan gently and peacefully passed away at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Ryan is a true inspiration to us with his witty yet stubborn ways, his gentle and profound love to those who he leaves behind; his wife Donna, and daughters Adrianna and Nadia, mother Maureen, father Jim, sister Cheryl (Bruce), brother Kevin (Tanya), and his nieces, nephews, extended in-laws and relatives. Ryan was predeceased by his grandparents and parents-in-law. Ryan was a 13 year member of the Vancouver Police Department where he protected our communities and was part of an inspiring and indescribable brotherhood that he felt so fortunate to be a part of. Ryan grew up in Langruth, Manitoba where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming. Ryan was a huge superhero fan and will always be our greatest superhero of all time. Ryan was a blessing to us all. He is a fighter, a gentleman, an amazing son, brother, father and husband. He protected our communties and is a brother to so many. Ryan, we will forever love you, miss you and embrace our cherished time with you. On August 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., a Funeral Service will be held at the St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Langley followed by a Vancouver Police Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation for cancer research. Condolences may be sent to
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Boivin,Thura
Passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Seven Regions Health Centre, Gladstone.ThuraBoivin, age 74 years, of Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, formerly ofLangruth, Manitoba.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 2:00pm at theLangruthCemetery with Pastor NorrisNordinofficiating.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church,Langruth, Manitoba, R0H 0N0
Clark's FuneralHOme, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

Bott, Randolph (Randy) Linwood
Peacefully on Sunday, February 04, 2001 at the Betel Home in Selkirk, Manitoba, RandyBottof Selkirk and formerly ofLangruth, Manitoba, widower of the late Sarah, passed away at the age of 88 years.
Randy was born on June 01,1912, in the district of North Lakeland, son of the late Stuart and IsabelleBott. In 1941, Randy married SarahJohanson. They farmed in the Hollywood andLangruthDistricts for many years. Randy was an extremely hard working man who took great pride in his farm. In addition to grain farming and raising live- stock, Randy also commercial fished for a number of years. He cleared his first piece of land by hand, and so loved his work that he continued to farm until after his seventieth birthday. Randy resided in theLangrutharea all his life until moving to Selkirk three years ago. Due to poor health, he has resided at the Betel Home in Selkirk for the past year.
Predeceased by his wife Sarah in 1994; his parents; his brothers and sisters: Maude Arksey, DorothyForsley, GeoffreyBott, IreneMcConaghie, JoeBott, RalphBott, Ivy Thompson, FrancisBottand Mary Street, he leaves to mourn his passing his five children: Louise (Al) Thompson, Brian (Lois)Bott, Phyllis (Kelly) Johnson, Joyce (Don) Carson and AllanBott; twelve grandchildren: Brent, Lyle, and Sandra Thompson; CorinneBobrowich; Jason Kennedy; WendyCoppock; Dean Johnson; Marine Lind; Nicole Johnson; Scott, Grant and Alana Carson; plus ten great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his passing three sisters: Edna Evans, AliceThordarson, LucySentonand one brother ArtBott.
Heart feltthanks to the excellent staff at the Betel Home inSen<irk for the kindness shown to Randy and our family.
A private family graveside service was held on February 8th at theLangruthCemetery,Langruth, Manitoba, for interment of the crematedreaminswith the Reverend PhyllisThordarsonofficiating.
As an expression of sympathy, anyone wishing to honor Randy's memory may do so by making a donation to the Betel Home Foundation, 212MancesterAvenue, Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A 0E2 or theLangruthCemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Marie Leclerc, Box 173Langruth, ManitobaROHONO.
The Omega Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
"Two tired eyes are resting.
Two willing hands are still.
The one who always worked so hard.
Is resting in God's will'.
"RestInPeace Dad".

Brown, Doreen
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Doreen Rose Brown, known to most as Doreen or Dot, on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Ste. Rose General Hospital at the age of 87 years.
Doreen was born on August 11, 1929 in St. Claude, Manitoba to parents Sidney and Edna Emberly (nee Griffith). She resided in Roseisle, Langruth and Ste. Rose du Lac. She married Kenneth Brown on August 15, 1951 in Langruth, MB. Doreen worked as a LPN at the Ste. Rose General Hospital until her retirement along with assisting her husband Ken with his taxi business. Doreen enjoyed playing the organ and piano and sang and played at many weddings and funerals. She loved cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting and quilting and was an avid reader. Doreen was an active member of the UCW and MONA.
She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, her parents Sidney and Edna Emberly, and her brothers and sisters.
Doreen was proud of her two achievements in life – her sons Glen born in March 1953 and son Robin born in October of 1955.
Doreen leaves to mourn her passing and cherish many fond memories; Her sons Glen Brown (Val) and Robin Brown (Sarah), her grandchildren Guy, Sandy, Kristen, Chris, Clay, Alex and Ken, and her great grandchildren Emily, Viola, Sofia, Harlan, Cole and Westin as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Doreen’s life was held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic under the auspices of Ste. Rose United Church. Rev. Steve Wilson officiated with a private interment to be held at a later date. Doreen’s fellow LPN’s conducted a tribute and formed the honour guard.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Doreen to Palliative Care at the Ste. Rose General Hospital c/o the Prevost Foundation, Box 60, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB, R0L 1S0
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at Ste. Rose General Hospital, as well as the homecare staff who assisted Mom while she lived at the Trois Villas for the wonderful care given and compassion shown to our mom.
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Buick,Velma Ruth(nee Schott)1924 – 2016

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and best friend, Velma Buick, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Crocus Court Personal Care Home, in Roblin, Manitoba.
Velma began her life in Warren, Manitoba where she was born on September 4 1924, to Martin and Margaret (nee Hogg) Schott. After completing Normal School in Winnipeg, Velma taught at rural schools in St. Andrews, Langruth, Eriksdale and Roblin.
In Roblin, Velma met Grant Buick and they were married on November 11, 1950 at Westminster United Church in Winnipeg. Velma and Grant lived on their farm in Tummel for the next 49 years, raising their five children.
Due to ill health, Grant and Velma were forced to move into a suite in Roblin in 1999. In 2006, Velma’s eyesight began to fail, so she decided to move into Maple Manor. She enjoyed her time in Maple Manor as there was always a bingo or card game to look forward to. In 2016, ill health forced Velma to join the community at Crocus Court Personal Care Home.
Besides her family and farm life, Velma loved gardening, baking, entertaining family and friends, travelling, reading, crossword puzzles and, of course, playing cards. Over the years, she rarely missed a whist drive at Tummel School and, in later years, at the Roblin 50 and Over Club.
Velma thoroughly enjoyed her trips to Scotland, Florida, Arizona, Alaska, the east and west coasts of Canada, as well as many trips across the prairies.
Velma was active in both the Tummel and Roblin communities, serving and helping in various capacities. She was an active member of the Tummel Ladies Club, Tummel United Church, and later, the Roblin United Church. Velma held a lifetime membership with the Roblin Ladies Auxiliary, and eventually became a member of the Roblin Legion Branch #24.
Velma was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Margaret (nee Hogg) Schott, her beloved husband, Grant Buick, her sister, Hazel McCann, brother-in-law, Doug McCann and sister-in-law, Ruby Schott.
Left to cherish Velma’s memory are her sons, Gary (Joann) Buick, Blair (Angela) Buick, all of Roblin, Rodney (Connie) Buick of Redcliff Alberta, Dale (Karen) Buick of Flin Flon, Manitoba; daughter, Joy (Glenn) Beghin of Winnipeg; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; her brothers, Ronald Schott of Stonewall, Manitoba and Jack (Jona) Schott of Warren, Manitoba; and extended family.
Visitation was held at the Chapel of Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
The Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Tummel United Church, Tummel, Manitoba with Reverend Mark Hammond officiating. The organist, Allison Shearer-Craig, led the congregational hymns; “Amazing Grace”, “O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go” and “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”. Bob and Betty Dayson performed the duet, “Beyond the Sunset”. Velma’s nephew, Wayne Buick, read a special poem “Feelings” which was written by Velma’s sister, Hazel, in 1990. The Words of Remembrance was given by Wade Schott, as he shared his memories of Velma.
An Honor Guard was formed by members of The Royal Canadian Legion, Roblin Branch #24. Honorary Casket Bearers were all those who had touched Velma’s life.
Prior to the service, a private family Interment Service and the Legion Poppy Memorial Service were held at Tummel Deer Park Cemetery. Velma was carried to her final resting place in the Buick family plot by the Casket Bearers; Trevor Buick, Travis Buick, Jarrett Beghin, Chris Fontaine, Rodney Buick and Dale Buick.
Following the Funeral service, a reception for family and friends was held in the Roblin 50 and Over Club, hosted by The Royal Canadian Legion, Roblin Branch #24.
Rest in peace Mom – we love you!
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CALLANDER, William Bernard 'Bill'
Died: Monday - 14 November 2016
It is with great sadness that the families of William “Bill” Callander announce his passing after losing his fight with Parkinson’s disease on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the age of 76.

Bill was born in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, he then relocated to Langruth, Manitoba with his family at the age of 11. As a young man Bill decided to move to BC and settled in Princeton, where he learned his electrical trade. It was in Princeton that he met Donna the love of his life for over 53 years. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his three children Tom (Lori), Kathy (Mike) and David (Heather). “Poppa” will be missed dearly by his four grandchildren Cody, James, Sierra and Quinn, and by his siblings Sheila, Bob, Marg, Merlaine, Sandra (Glen), Myrtle (Bill), Warren (Devra), Ken (Evelyn), Richard (Kim) and sister in-law Dillys (Dave). Bill was predeceased by his parents, sister Betty Ann as well as sister in-law Ann, and brother in-laws Cliff, Joe, Jonas, and Ross

Bill will be remembered as a gentle, kind man with a strong work ethic. He loved his family and was always available to help a friend or neighbor in need. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held in May.

Special thanks to Dr. Black and the staff of Ridgewood Lodge for showing Bill and his family the highest degree of respect, kindness and dignity during his final days on Earth.

Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to Parkinson Society British Columbia or Ridgewood Lodge, Princeton, BC.

Carson, John Arthur (Art)
Born: July 10, 1928 – Langruth, Manitoba
Died: March 30, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Art Carson, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
A Celebration of Art’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Art Carson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

CHANIN, William Charles
The passing of William Charles Chanin on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at Saint Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 74 years. Bill was born on September 14, 1932 at Langruth, Manitoba. He grew up to be a person of integrity, high morals and absolutes. His greatest passions were the outdoors with hunting, fishing and wildlife observance with his dog Lady in solitude. He was very good at providing for his family, building boats and in the latter charitable commitments. Bill is survived by his loving wife Mae Chanin of La Ronge; his children Tracey Harder (Cal), Rodney Chanin (Carla), Cliff Chanin (Zee) and Sherry Chanin (Remy); his grandchildren Geoff, Remington, Shelby, Chantal, Kaylyn, Dustin, Joel, Shea, Whitney and Katara; his great grandchild Morgan; his sister Doretta (Albert) Boehmer; his brother Archie (Judy) Chanin; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Legion Hall in La Ronge SK. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Cremation has been entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home in Saskatoon, SK.
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Christianson,Bjorn "Bud" andThorarinn Finnbogason
Arm in arm, Christianson carried the wounded soldier across the cacophony of mud away from the front, perhaps saving young Finnbogason's life.
“Please help me! I’ve been hit! I cannot stand!” pleaded Thorarinn Finnbogason from across the battlefield in Arras, France, 1918. He struggled—vulnerable on the terrain. His leg was bloody; it had been hit by incoming German artillery. Bjorn “Bud” Christianson, a fellow Canadian, heard the cries. Arm in arm, he carried the wounded soldier across the cacophony of mud and dirt away from the front, perhaps saving young Finnbogason’s life.
But the men were not strangers. No, in fact, Christianson and Finboggason knew each other very well. They were born in different towns but spent their youths in Langruth—a small fishing community on Lake Manitoba. Finnbogason’s daughter, Joan Hedrick said, “they all signed up in the same regiment, very lucky they got to go together.” Shirley Christianson, Christianson’s granddaughter, added, “the Icelandic boys supported one another, they were very clan-like”
Bjorn Christianson was a private, born October 23, 1892. He enlisted on April 29, 1916. Finbogasson was slightly younger, born in August 22, 1894. He enlisted April 14, 1916.
The 223rd Battalion was composed almost entirely of young men from the Interlake region of Manitoba, many of them sons of Icelandic immigrants. The men fought with the 27th Battalion overseas and participated in the Battle of Passchendaele.
Christianson received the Military Medal for his heroic efforts during this brutal bloodbath. “I heard that he had captured a German machine placement all by himself. I think that was the reason he was awarded the medal,” his daughter, Hope Carroll, recalled.
Christianson wrote frequently to his loved ones in Manitoba. He had a good sense of humor. In a letter home to his girlfriend Inga, who would later become his wife, he wrote, “I can’t tell you when I am going to have any picture taken, but will do so some time soon and will have it not very big so that you can put it in a frame and also that it will not be so noticeable.”
Finnbogason received news about life in Langruth from his mother. Perhaps the gang huddled around him in the dark trenches, as he whispered stories of home. “Here everything is well, enough food and money so if you hear otherwise, do not believe it, as it is not true.”
The men survived the war and returned to their home province. Finnbogason's leg was amputated once in England and then again in Halifax, following the incident in Arras. “My father never let not having a leg stop him from anything he wanted to do,” Hedrick said of Finnbogason. “He was a kind person; he owned a store in Amaranth, Manitoba during the Depression. People would come and he would give credit. He was unable to keep open afterwards.”
Christianson died suddenly at the age of 64 in 1956. More than 20 years later, Finnbogason followed.
Bjorn and Thorarinn knew one another’s families well and remained close friends for all their lives.
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​​Christianson,John Aaron (born November 23, 1923[1]inLangruth,Manitoba,Canada[2]-died December 15, 2010[1]inWinnipeg,Manitoba,Canada[3]) was a politician and educator in Manitoba. He served in theLegislative Assembly of Manitobaas aProgressive Conservativefrom 1959 to 1962 and was acabinet ministerin the government ofDufferin Roblin.[1]
Christianson was educated at theUniversity of Manitoba, earning aBachelor of Sciencedegree in Mechanical Engineering.[3]He worked as an automobile and implement agent, and was the president of Christianson Ltd. and Koko Platz Development Ltd. From 1942 to 1945, he served as a pilot in theRoyal Canadian Air Force.[4]Concurrent with his career in provincial politics, he was a cityaldermaninPortage la Prairiein 1959-60.[5]
He was elected to the Manitoba legislature in the1959 provincial election, defeating incumbentLiberal-ProgressiveCharles Greenlayby 473 votes in thePortage la Prairieconstituency. He was appointed to Roblin's cabinet on October 25, 1961 asMinister of Welfare.[1]
Christianson's time in office was brief, as he narrowly lost his seat to Liberal candidateGordon Johnstonin the1962 election. He formally resigned from cabinet on February 27, 1963.[1]He attempted a return to the legislature in the1966 election, but again lost to Johnston by an increased margin. Some believe Christianson lost his riding because of local opposition to the Portage Diversion flood relief project.[5]
He was president of Mini Skools day care centres and opened 48 schools across North America. Christianson went on to serve as a student counsellor at the University of Winnipeg. After his retirement, he became co-founder and vice-chair of Canadian International College, an English language university for Japanese students.[4]
He died in Winnipeg due to complications frombone cancer.[3]
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Our beloved Dad and Avie passed away this week. We will miss him dearly. John always celebrated his humble roots in Big Point and Langruth, and went on to make a significant contribution in many areas of commerce, public policy and education. Left to mourn John are his wife Gwen Bailey, sons Jon (Connie, Lisa (Craig Desautels) and Michael) and David (Vera, Sarah and Taylor), sister Hope Carroll and nieces and nephews Chris, Barry, Sally, Elaine, Bjorn, Peter, Eric, Catherine, Signe, Sonja and Stephanie and their wonderful families, and brother-in-law Bill (Barbara) Fairbairn, and sisters-in-law Shirley and Phoebe Christianson. John was predeceased by wife Beverly, brothers Arden and Conrad, brother-in-law Jack Carroll, and nephew John Carroll. After serving as a pilot in WW II, John helped run the family John Deere and car dealership. After serving as a City Councilor, he was elected as MLA for Portage la Prairie in the Duff Roblin government, John was Manitoba's first Minister of Welfare and was instrumental in the decision to build the Portage Diversion. With his brothers, he used his engineering degree and entrepreneurial drive to develop Koko Platz, a housing development in Portage. John's next career was in education, starting with a teaching degree, a Masters in Educational Psychology, teaching grade six, and writing Manitoba's first study on the education of emotionally disturbed children. He went on to be first president of Mini Skools day care centres, and personally opened 48 schools across North America. During this time, "Colonel" Christianson was inducted as an official Kentucky Colonel. After further pursuing his counseling education in Los Angeles, he became a student counselor at the University of Winnipeg, until retiring. For John, however, retirement didn't stick, and his lifetime of experience and education was tested when he became co-founder and vice-chair of Canadian International College, an English language university for Japanese students, with campuses in North Vancouver and Nelson, BC. John supervised the conversion of David Thomson College into the original campus in Nelson, and he was in charge of the design and construction of the Vancouver campus, from land acquisition to opening and operations. Most importantly, John has been a loving husband and father, grandfather and brother, mentor and catalyst. As was his ambition, he left the world a better place than he found it. He will be fondly remembered in every city he lived, including Portage, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Sun Lakes, Arizona. We express our deepest appreciation to the amazing staff on ward GH4 at the Health Sciences Centre for their great care, concern and compassion. Thank you for all your help. A memorial service and celebration will be held at The Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Boulevard, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 22. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, in John's name.9735803

Colter,NoreitaE.
Colter, Noreita E. 78, of Lockport, passed away on February 5, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Colter; loving mother of Kathy (Bob) Sarich and Ron Colter; treasured sister of Betty Skoropata and Charles (Sharon) Buchan; devoted grandmother of Aidan Colter; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews in Canada. Burial will take place in Langruth, Manitoba, Canada at a later date.

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Connell, Kenneth Dean (Dec 24, 1999)
Kenneth Dean Connell ofMinnedosa, Manitobapassed on December 24, 1999 at theMinnedosaHospital after a short illness at the age of 80.
Ken was born inNeepawa, Manitoba and lived inLangruthon a farm from 1945-1959, then moved with Manitoba Pool Elevators toBowsman, Manitoba from 1959-1972, and then toMinnedosa, also with Manitoba Pool, from 1972-1983, until his retirement.
Ken married Patricia Mildred Chappell at Ottawa, Ontario, on March 24, 1945 and they had four children.
He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Margaret Armstrong, andone grandchild.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife Pat, sons; Blair of Thompson, Manitoba, Kim (Trish) ofMayerthorpe, Alberta, Kent (Shirley) of Brandon, Manitoba, and daughter Pam (John) Mullin, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are brother Cam Connell of Winnipeg, Manitoba andsisterTannisBrown of Winnipeg.
During his lifetime Ken was active with theR.C.A.F. Bomber command W.W.II, the Royal Canadian Legion (Langruth,BowsmanandMinnedosa), the Masonic Lodge and theA.O.T.S.
"lnhis lifetime Dad worked with service groups to improve the com-munities he lived in. He helped organize the 4-H Calf Club, TheLangruthLegion. InBowsman, he helped organize the building of the first indoor skating rink, aseniorsresidence and worked hard to putBowsmanon the map with the "Burning of the Biffies". In all communities he was active in various sports as a participant and a coach. When they retired, Mom and Dad travelled and golfed, Dad built furniture and he spent many hours in his basem*nt workshop. Dad built and sold many replicas of horse teams - Dad built the sets and Mom dressed the drivers. They had a close "group" of friends who spent their time golfing, playing cards and celebrating life's events. Dad had a lawn that looked like a green carpet until the boys mowed a big 80 into it to celebrate his 80th Birthday this August."
Funeral Service was held on December 28, 1999 at 2:00pm fromMinnedosaUnited Church, Pastor Elgin Hall officiating. Internment was atNeepawaCemetery.
Pallbearers were Ian Mullin, David Mullin, Megan Mullin, Heather Connell, Argyle Armstrong and GaryHanneson.
Sparrow Funeral Service ofMinnedosa, Manitoba was in care of arrangements.

CRAIK, SYDNEYSydney Craik was born in Manchester, England on June 27, 1911. He lived in England until he immigrated with his family to Canada in the spring of 1925. They settled in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan where he went to school and got his grade 8. He farmed with his parents. He went logging in the wintertime. He also worked on the threshing crews during the fall harvest. Sydney met and married Daisy Wright on July 21, 1942. They lived in Paddockwood until the fall of 1947. They moved to Sutherland, Saskatchewan, until the family moved to a farm north of Saskatoon. In November 1950, they moved to a farm in Langruth, Manitoba where he continued farming until he retired in 1990. He had six children. Sydney was an active member of the Langruth United Church until 2001. Sydney is predeceased by his wife Daisy; his parents, Robert and Florence; one brother John; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence (Joseph) Lybeck, Agnes (George) Hood and Phyllis (Campbell) McIntyre; nieces, Lorraine Johansen and Audrey Ranta; and daughter-in-law Margaret Craik. He leaves to mourn his passing his children, Barbara Ann, Robert (Ann), Leslie (Marlene), Grace, Linda (Arnie), John (Ann); and grandchildren Robbie, Dana and children, Zoey and Kobe, Darryl (Melanie) and children, Kelly, Brandon, and Mackenzie, Kurtis (Sharon) and child Devlin, Jo Ann (Candace), Kaylene, Danyelle, Lisa (John) and children, Andrew, Katelyn and Noah, Victoria (Mike) and child Aaron, David (Jodie) and children, Makaila and Kade, Ashley (Blair), Stephanie, and Jonathan (Kevin); several nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and cousins in England. Memorial service will be held April 4, 2009 at the Langruth United Church, Langruth, Manitoba. Interment will follow in the Langruth Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9 or to the Langruth United Church, Langruth, Manitoba, R0H 0N0. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements. www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 24, 2009

Czeranko, Alexander “Alex” On Monday, April 5, 2010 at the Brantford General Hospital in his 83rd year, Alex Czeranko is predeceased by his loving wife Connie (2007), his infant brother and by his parents Margaret and Joseph Czeranko. Alex is survived by his brother Tony and his wife Ola Czeranko of Langruth, Manitoba, by his 2 nephews, 2 nieces and 3 great-nieces. Alex will be remembered by his special friend as well his numerous friends. Alex was born in Somodi, Slovakia in 1926 and moved with his parents to Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1937. They later moved to Langruth, Manitoba. In 1945 he moved to Brantford, where he owned and operated New Swan Cleaners for many years. Alex was also involved in real estate and had a hobby farm until his retirement. He truly loved Brantford. Friend will be received at the McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Wednesday 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Brantford on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Salvation Army gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519)758-1553 www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

Dowad, Wilfred
April 12, 1925 - April 26, 2011.
Survived by wife Grethe, sister Kay, children Norm, Bruce (June), Michael, Kathie (Graham), Philip (Judy) and Tom and grandchildren David, Alex, Kevin, Thadeus, Brady, Sibella and Morgan. Son of Samuel Dowad and Martha Elias.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba of Syrian immigrant parents, Wilf grew up in Winnipeg and Langruth, Manitoba. At age 17, to the great distress of his mother, Wilf enlisted in the RCNVR and prepared to go to sea he had never seen. In 1944 and 1945, he served as a gunner on the merchant ships that travelled in both the Atlantic and Pacific and on V-J Day found himself in Auckland, New Zealand. Returning to Canada, Wilf joined his family in Burnaby, B.C. where they had moved during the war. Pursuing an interest in building construction and design, he built his first apartment building on Edmonds Avenue in Burnaby at age 24 and embarked upon a career in construction and real estate development which lasted him for the rest of his life. During the fifties and sixties, Wilf either alone, or in association with partners, built houses, duplexes and apartments all over the lower mainland including, among others, Massey Place at 8th & McBride in New Westminster with partner Stan Radatzke and half a dozen high rises in the West End of Vancouver. As well as his development work at this time, Wilf was active in community affairs and served as first president of the Burnaby Winter Club and held various executive positions with the Junior Chamber of Commerce at the local, provincial and national level. In 1971, Wilf moved to Squamish where he became actively engaged in business and community affairs for the rest of his life. As well as being very active in various real estate and development initiatives in and around Squamish, he served in various public offices over the years including that of a hospital trustee and municipal councillor. Wilf was an active and enthusiastic member of the Squamish Rotary Club and always looked forward to meeting with his many friends who were active in that organization. Wilf was an extraordinary person who was blessed with a strong vision and understanding of human communities and how they work. He touched many lives in a very positive manner and will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada (B.C. Branch) or to the charity of your choice. A service which is open to all will be held at Squamish Totem Hall 1360 Stawamus Road on Saturday May 7, 2011 at 12:00 noon. To sign the book of condolences, please click on squamishfuneralchapel.com

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Dreger, Julia Marionpassed away on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Leo in 2002; her parents, Paul and Alice Kelemen; one grandson ShaneDreger; two brothers Steve Kelemen and Louis Kelemen and three sisters, Helen Bowers , Liz Thomas, and Mary Vinek. Julia was born on April 13, 1927 and raised on the family homestead near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.
In 1946 she married Leo and they resided in Langruth, Manitoba until 1960, when they moved to Redcliff, Alberta. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Harold (Wendy)Dregerof Redcliff, Arnie (Jane)Dregerof Widewater, Alberta and ShirleyDreger(Ken Snyder) of Redcliff; nine grandchildren, Mark, Renee, Shane, T.J., Ashley, Tanner, Lisa, Sara and Autumn; eleven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter as well as two sisters-in-law Julia Kelemen and Helen Kelemen and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place in Redcliff Cemetery on Friday.

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Duffin, Leila Eunice

(née: Ellard)
Aged 100 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 with her family by her side.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Marshall; parents, Florence and Lorne; brothers: Hugh, Cameron and Cliff; and daughter, Marsha (Joe) Lasson. Leila is survived by her daughters: Marilyn (Dennis) McMillan; Claris (Allen) McMaster, Gwen (David) Venn, and Lori (John, deceased) Bennett; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma (Joe) Campbell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Leila received her education in Mortlach, SK, later receiving her teaching degree at the age of 40 and her B of Arts at age 52. She taught at rural schools around Langruth, MB and junior high school in Portage la Prairie, MB while farming and raising their children, and the last years at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw.
Leila was a life member of the Royal Purple in Portage la Prairie, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion and Cosmo Senior Center in Moose Jaw.
Her presence in our lives will be missed.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date.Flowers and cards are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Leila’s name may be made to the Cosmo Senior Center Building Fund, 235 3rd Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1C9. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
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Dunn, Walter (Wally)
WFP Obit for Walter (Wally) Dunn
WALTER (WALLY) DUNN November 26, 1922 - February 11, 2016 Wally was born on a farm at Langruth. The family later moved to Winnipeg, residing on Woodlands Crescent opposite the St. Charles Country Club where Wally worked as a caddy and became a good golfer. In later years Wally golfed at the Rossmore Country Club. Wally and his siblings attended Kirkfield Park School where the St. James Superstore now stands. After schooling, Wally worked at a British Columbia ski resort and became a good skier. Wally skied long before the days of T-bars and ski lifts, having to climb up the mountain with skis on before skiing occurred. Wally later worked at the Brandon race track where he bought a trotter named Penny. Wally rode Penny home to Winnipeg - following the river and buying oats and food for himself from farmers along the way. It took Wally two to three days sleeping under the stars to ride Penny home. Sadly Penny broke her leg while Wally was overseas and had to be put down. In 1939 Wally spent six months of training before going overseas with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. Wally fought in most of Europe. While in England Wally for a short period of time drove an army truck at night, headlights turned off, up to Scotland. This truck was loaded with ammunition. A beautiful young lady named Maggie accompanied Wally and drove the truck at night, headlights turned off, back to England. This young lady named Maggie was actually Princess Elizabeth, now known as Queen Elizabeth. As manpower was tight Wally helped briefly at the now 200 year old Knapp Hill Nursery. One Christmas day while in Germany a German soldier appeared from the bush and yelled out No fighting today', and with his accordion began to play Christmas carols. Both armies began to sing - not a single shot was fired this day. The next day the German soldiers had retreated. German women and children were starving, Canadian Army officials arranged for a truckload of food to be delivered daily to those people. When the war ended these people invited the Canadian soldiers to return for a visit. At the end of the war Wally was assigned guard duty on the top floor of the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner. Nursing sisters were housed on the top floor of this ship that was bringing Canadian troops home. If anyone tried to reach the ship's top floor orders were shoot to kill. After the war Wally returned to Winnipeg and a normal way of life. Wally returned to playing golf, archery and 10 pin bowling, excelling in all these venues. One year Wally was Manitoba Archery Champion. Wally worked briefly for a roofing contractor and then Bristol Aviation. The rest of Wally's working life was spent at Pritchard Engineering doing various jobs which included the building of diesel generators that he installed up north. Wally owned a lakefront cottage at Caddy Lake where he taught kids how to water ski. He also helped the Caddy Lake store owners when needed. At one of Wally's 10 pin bowling leagues, he was asked to help a new bowler named Heather. Before long we married and enjoyed a wonderful life together. Our cottage in Northwest Ontario and home have both been renovated using Wally's knowledge, skills and expertise. Wally was predeceased by three brothers, three sisters, and his first wife. Wally is survived by one brother. Cremation has taken place. As per Wally's wishes, no formal service will be held. In closing, thanks to all the wonderful staff on T5 at Deer Lodge Centre (the Veterans Ward), Veteran's Affairs Canada, home care, CancerCare, Dr. W. C. Schellenberg and Dr. J. Milner for all the help given to Wally over the years.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 27, 2016
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EIRIKSSON,ERNEST BALDUR
Ernest Baldur, 94, of Lakeland, MB passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015 after a long healthy life. Ernest was born in Winnipeg on April 19, 1920 to the late Olafur and Gudrun Eiriksson (nee Johannesdottir (Sveinsson-Sigfusson)) of Oakview, MB. He is survived by his daughter Jo-Ann (Frank) Mutcher; son Brian; grandchildren Kris (Pam) Mutcher, Ashleigh (Michael) Steen, Heather (Ian) McLeod, Jenna Eiriksson, Stephanie (Lonny) Branconnier; great-grandchildren Mason and Parker Mutcher, Adalee and Lilja McLeod; sister Margaret Bjornson and brother-in-law Bert Sanderco*ck. Ernest was predeceased by his parents; wife Evelyn; brother-in-law Eric Bjornson; and sister Ella Sanderco*ck. For the first thirty years of Ernest's life he lived on a farm in the Siglunes District where he attended Darwin Elementary School. Ernest often repeated that "farming is a wonderful life," a passion that fueled his existence. In 1950 Ernest and his father Oli moved from Oakview to Lakeland. In 1951 he married Evelyn Sigurdson with whom he would spend the next 51 years of his life. Ernest was an active member of the community who served as a board member for the Grace Lutheran Church and the Langruth Hall Committee. Ernest took pride in his farm, his family and community. After the work was complete, whether it was field work, commercial ice fishing on Lake Manitoba or milking the cows, Ernest would enjoy quality time with his family. Frequently summer Sunday afternoons would be spent touring Manitoba finding a new store for that special ice cream cone. In 1992 Evelyn suffered a stroke, at which time Ernest stepped into the role of primary caregiver, demonstrating incredible adaptability. He became reacquainted with his cooking and cleaning skills and learned to practice physiotherapy. For the next 11 years his patience never waned. Following Evelyn's death in 2003 Ernest continued to live in his home until his passing. Ernest's family would like to express sincere thanks to the home care team that assisted on a daily basis. His continued independence was of utmost importance. Internment will take place at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Lakeland Cemetery, followed by a 2:00 p.m. service at Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernest's memory to Grace Lutheran Church, Box 238, Langruth, MB, R0H 0N0 or Lakeland Cemetery, Box 45, Langruth, MB, R0H 0N0. Those we hold most dear never truly leave us They live on in the kindness they showed, The comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives. -Isabel Norton Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone-MacGregor www.clarkesfuneralhome.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 21, 2015

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EIRIKSSON,EVELYN BERGTHORA
Peacefully, with her family by her side, on February 16, 2003 at Portage General Hospital, Evelyn Bergthora Eiriksson, beloved wife of Ernest Eiriksson, passed away at the age of 73 years. She is survived by two children, Jo-Ann (Frank) Mutcher and their two children Kristofer and Ashleigh, Brian and his three daughters Heather, Jenna, and Stephanie; two brothers, Einar (Edythe) Sigurdson and Asgar (Doris) Sigurdson of Lakeland; two sisters, Helga (Eddie) Lasson of Portage and Viola Wild of Lakeland; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Bjornson of Winnipeg, and Ella (Bert) Sanderco*ck of Selkirk, and numerous nieces and nephews. On August 4, 1951, Evelyn married Ernest Eiriksson and together they established their home in the Lakeland District, where they lived for 51 years. Evelyn dedicated her life to her home and her family. Many happy memories were created in her flower gardens. Evelyn was born in Winnipeg on March 3, 1929, the first child for Skapti and Runa Sigurdson of Oakview, Manitoba. She attended Darwin Elementary School at Oakview and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and Teachers Training College in Winnipeg. She taught school at Ralph Connor, Stockton, and Eden. Evelyn enjoyed teaching and maintained her skills by helping as a substitute teacher in the following years. Evelyn was an industrious worker and enjoyed helping others. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church Council for many years and served as an officer on many church organizations. She was secretary of the Lutheran Ladies Aid for years. Evelyn was a charter member of the Langruth Royal Purple and a leader of the 4-H Beef Club for 25 years. In July of 1992, she was stricken by a debilitating stroke. The next ten years were spent quietly at home, where she was happiest. As long as the flowers bloom and the sun shines, she will indeed be home. Ernest would like to express his appreciation to family and friends who were so kind to us for the past ten years. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the Grace Lutheran Church, Langruth with Pastor Norris Nordin officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Lakeland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyns memory to Grace Lutheran Church, Box 238, Langruth, MB R0H 0N0, or to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Clarkes Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements. Those we hold most dear never truly leave us, They live on in the kindnesses they showed, The comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 19, 2003

Eyolfson, Emil
Monday, 01 Jul 2002
QuesnelCaribooObserverQuesnel, BC

EmilEyolfsonwas born in 1918 atLangruth, Manitoba. The family moved toLundarin 1931 and he received his schooling inLundar.He joined the Air Force in 1941 and served in England as a bomber pilot.
After the war was over, he returned to Canada and went to work forSigfussonTransportation on road construction. While building roads in Saskatchewan, he met and married Betty King in 1948.
They farmed at Hazel Dell and raised three daughters. He eventually became a grain buyer and settled inKamsack.
In 1973 Betty and Emil moved toQuesnelwhere Emil worked as a heavy duty mechanic forA.S. King Logging. Ill health forced his retirement in 1978.
Emil was a life member of King Solomon Lodge inKamsack, Sask., life member ofQuesnelMasonic Lodge, a member of the Royal Arch, life member of St. AndrewPreceptoryin Prince George, life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, member ofQuesnelElks, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Emil is survived by his wife of 53 years Betty, daughters Ellen (Jim), Judy (Barry), Brenda (Kelly), brother Gunnar, sisterVermaand six grandchildren.
Donations may be made in Emil’s memory to the Masonic Cancer Car Project. The family would like to express our appreciation to all those who have helped and supported us in our time of sorrow.

Farmer, Mary Eva (nee Brown)


July 9, 1933~June 14, 2020(age 86)
Mary Farmer, age 86 years of Ste Rose du lac and formerly of Dauphin, passed away on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 at the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home.
Mary was born July 9th, 1933 in Langruth, Manitoba, to Barbara and Thomas Brown. On April 19th, 1952 she married Murray Farmer of Plumas, Manitoba. They farmed briefly in the Gladstone and Arden areas before moving to Dauphin in 1956. They moved to the Eclipse District in 1961, and to Dauphin in 2005. Mom moved into the Care Home in 2019 where she resided until her passing. Mom attended Grace Bible Church for many years. She served in the Sunday School as a teacher and in the Ladies Group. During the last year she attended Grace Baptist Church at Ochre River with her daughter’s family.
Mom always kept busy with sewing and knitting. She sewed many items for her children and knit many baby blankets, baby sweaters and afghans. She loved to cook and bake. Her buns, tarts, pies, crisps, and chocolate cake were best on the block. Many a fellowship time with good food and friends around our family table was enjoyed.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Murray, daughter, Karen, parents Barbara and Thomas Brown, sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Peter Buksovich, brother Irvine Brown, brother-in-law James Lloy, nieces Lynda Monsee, Bernice McLaren and Brenda Harder. father-in-law and mother-in law, Otto and Mary Anne Farmer, brother - in-law and sister-in law Archie and Clara Farmer, brother- in - laws Melvin, Wesley and Kenneth Farmer and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Irene and Lorne Kerr, Iris and Albert Rink, and Ivy and Keith Charles and sister-in-law Hazel Farmer.
Left to cherish many fond memories are her son, Derrall and wife Jane of Souris, MB and their children Larissa(Tyler) Luptak, Olsen; Tara(Darcy) Friesen and Jenna Farmer; her daughter Donna and husband Keith DeVries of Ochre River, MB and their children Brad(Linnea) DeVries, Emrie and Eloise; Bobbie(Dean) Neudorf, Levi, Jude and Aubree; and sister Jean Lloy of Selkirk, MB; sister-in-law Doreen Brown of Vernon BC; and brother - in- law Elmer Farmer of Gilbert Plains, MB and numerous nieces and nephews.
Because of Mom’s strong faith in God, we hold great comfort in knowing she is with the Lord.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home, Box 420, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB, R0L 1S0 or to One Hope Canada, 6 - 875 Gateway Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2K 3L1.
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Farncombe,Craig Gordon

CRAIG FARNCOMBE, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away December 5, 2013 at the age of 63 in Mesa,AZ. Craig was predeceased by his parents Gordon and Jean Farncombe, parents-in-law Gordon and Myra Johnston, aunt and uncle Gwen and Gerry Attwood and brother-in-law Dennis Fielder. Craig is survived by his loving wife Joan, whom he met October 1967 in Portage la Prairie MB, and married on January 30, 1971. Left to mourn are their children Sheri, Brett (Laura-Lea), Jeff (Dorothy); grandchildren Jaylea and Hannah; brothers Grant (Heather), Kevin (Brenda); brothers-in-law Brad (Kathy)Johnston, Reed (Fay)Johnston; sisters-in-law Carol-lee Heighington, Lynda Fielder, Norma Johnston; aunts and uncles Gerald and Georgina Large, Jim and Isabel Lytle and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Craig was born in Portage and raised in High Bluff where he along with his brothers worked closely with their parents operating the general store servicing the community. He graduated as a butcher from Red River Community College and worked for the Co-Op then Greenberg’s Grocerteria. Next, Craig became an entrepreneur – he owned Farncombe's Meat Market in Portage before becoming a real estate agent. He then continued the family tradition by establishing Farncombe’s Food Centre in Langruth, that he ran for 23 years before retiring in July 2012.

Craig was an avid sports fan and participant. He played for and then coached the Portage Terriers. His love and passion for sports led to many years of joy coaching and being involved with his children's sporting activities. Craig also played hockey with the Big Four league and the Portage Plainsmen Oldtimers. Joan and Craig enjoyed many winter getaways for hockey tournaments and with their friends they made through Craig's retail experience in Langruth. Craig was a “die hard” Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan and Jets supporter. Craig enjoyed many years at Delta Beach entertaining family and friends.

Craig was a hard worker, instilling this value in his children. He was very proud of his children and all of their accomplishments.

Craig and Joan enjoyed their brief retirement together - golfing, spending time with family and taking the grand kids on amusem*nt rides. He spent his final days living in Mesa, Arizona – often to be heard saying he was “living the life” and was extremely happy.

Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 15 Tupper Street S., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba – Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1A7.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com

Charitable donations may be made in Craig's memory to the following organization:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba - Portage Office
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103 Wilkinson Cres. Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1A7

Finnbogason,Thorarinn & Christianson,Bjorn "Bud"

Thorarinn Finnbogason & Bjorn "Bud" ChristiansonArm in arm, Christianson carried the wounded soldier across the cacophony of mud away from the front, perhaps saving young Finnbogason's life.“Please help me! I’ve been hit! I cannot stand!” pleaded Thorarinn Finnbogason from across the battlefield in Arras, France, 1918. He struggled—vulnerable on the terrain. His leg was bloody; it had been hit by incoming German artillery. Bjorn “Bud” Christianson, a fellow Canadian, heard the cries. Arm in arm, he carried the wounded soldier across the cacophony of mud and dirt away from the front, perhaps saving young Finnbogason’s life.

But the men were not strangers. No, in fact, Christianson and Finboggason knew each other very well. They were born in different towns but spent their youths in Langruth—a small fishing community on Lake Manitoba. Finnbogason’s daughter, Joan Hedrick said, “they all signed up in the same regiment, very lucky they got to go together.” Shirley Christianson, Christianson’s granddaughter, added, “the Icelandic boys supported one another, they were very clan-like”

Bjorn Christianson was a private, born October 23, 1892. He enlisted on April 29, 1916. Finbogasson was slightly younger, born in August 22, 1894. He enlisted April 14, 1916.

The 223rd Battalion was composed almost entirely of young men from the Interlake region of Manitoba, many of them sons of Icelandic immigrants. The men fought with the 27th Battalion overseas and participated in the Battle of Passchendaele.

Christianson received the Military Medal for his heroic efforts during this brutal bloodbath. “I heard that he had captured a German machine placement all by himself. I think that was the reason he was awarded the medal,” his daughter, Hope Carroll, recalled.

Christianson wrote frequently to his loved ones in Manitoba. He had a good sense of humor. In a letter home to his girlfriend Inga, who would later become his wife, he wrote, “I can’t tell you when I am going to have any picture taken, but will do so some time soon and will have it not very big so that you can put it in a frame and also that it will not be so noticeable.”

Finnbogason received news about life in Langruth from his mother. Perhaps the gang huddled around him in the dark trenches, as he whispered stories of home. “Here everything is well, enough food and money so if you hear otherwise, do not believe it, as it is not true.”

The men survived the war and returned to their home province. Finnbogason's leg was amputated once in England and then again in Halifax, following the incident in Arras. “My father never let not having a leg stop him from anything he wanted to do,” Hedrick said of Finnbogason. “He was a kind person; he owned a store in Amaranth, Manitoba during the Depression. People would come and he would give credit. He was unable to keep open afterwards.”

Christianson died suddenly at the age of 64 in 1956. More than 20 years later, Finnbogason followed.
Bjorn and Thorarinn knew one another’s families well and remained close friends for all their lives.

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Forsley, Ellen


March 28, 1917 — February 24, 2022A memorial service will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm, led by Wilma Shirriff. A private interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The service will be live streamed, click here to registerhttps://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=0a7efeea-3261-49cf-9e14-6c07939c7a6f
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ellen Forsley on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the age of 104 years at Douglas Campbell Lodge, Portage la Prairie.
Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory is her only daughter, Arlene and many close nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many good friends.
Mom was predeceased by her husband, George, in September 1985, her parents, Fred and Florence Puddicombe, brothers Fred and Joe and sister Edith, all her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as a number of her nieces and nephews of both sides of the family.
Mom was born on March 28, 1917, the second eldest child, in Portage la Prairie and lived her childhood in South Lakeland District attaining her early education at Lakeside School and then went to Gladstone and Holland to complete her High School. She lived at home with her parents until she married George on February 24, 1941. They lived and farmed in Lakeland until 1964 when she and Dad moved to Portage la Prairie. After Dad’s passing, she lived in the family home on Crescent Road until moving into an apartment on River Road where she resided for many years. She moved to Stonewall in the spring of 2018 to live with her daughter and shared her time between Stonewall and Langruth with her nephew Ernie Wilson and his wife Lois. She enjoyed her time in Stonewall meeting and making new friends and when she was in Langruth, she re-united with old friends and neighbours and always enjoyed taking part in the Seniors suppers. In November 2019 she moved back to Portage to live in the Douglas Campbell Lodge where she resided until her passing.
After moving to Portage to live, Mom worked at Tots and Teens and in 1969 began working at Stylerite Department Store in the fabric department and worked there until she retired in 1981. Mom was an active member of the Royal Purple in both Langruth and Portage serving in various positions through the years including Honored Royal Lady. She received her life time membership in1979 and her 50 year pin in 2009. Mom was a member of the McKenzie United Church and a longtime member of the McKenzie UCW. She volunteered at the Portage General Hospital Gift Shop and was a 4-H leader in the Langruth Sewing Club. Over the years, Mom volunteered many hours of her time and always enjoyed her time spent with the many friends she had made while doing it.
Mom was an excellent cook and especially enjoyed baking. Mom was a beautiful sewer and had many hobbies through the years including doing crafts, quilting, knitting and crocheting Afghans. She was in a bowling league for years. Another of Mom’s favourite past times was playing the fiddle. Many good times were had at family gatherings when she played her fiddle. She always enjoyed her home and yard and even after moving into an apartment, she still loved to plant and work in her flowers.
A special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Douglas Campbell Lodge for all their care, compassion and support provided to my Mother during her time living there and especially during her final days. She loved all the nurses, recreation and support people who took such good care of her and I know it was reciprocated. Mom was a very gentle and loving person – always grateful to everyone. She always enjoyed all the activities and loved to take part in everything offered.
I would also like to give a very special thank you to my cousin Lois for all her help and support during the time Mom was in palliative care. I could not have done it without her and I really appreciated it so much. Thank you to Ernie for sharing her and your support as well. I also want to thank all my family and friends for their love and support during a very difficult time.
A memorial service will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm, led by Wilma Shirriff. A private interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The service will be live streamed, click hereto registerhttps://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=0a7efeea-3261-49cf-9e14-6c07939c7a6f
Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations can be made to McKenzie United Church Memorial Fund, 85 - 11th St. NW, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 2S2 or to Big Grass Community Foundation for Lakeland Cemetery, PO Box 497, Gladstone, MB ROJ 0T0.
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Foster, Frank Ian
Nov 21, 2003
Ian was born at Maidstone, Sask, son of the late Bill and Anne Foster. In his late teens he moved to Regina. He obtained his mechanics licence and gained employment with the Government Garage, and later worked fo rthe Regina Flying Club.
On June 3rd, 1950 Ian married Georgina Whitehead (the girl next door). they lived in Regina for thirteen years before buying the Hall Estate in Langruth, Manitoba in 1963.
Ian was a councillor of Ward 4 for eighteen years and active with the Langruth Royal Canadian Legion. While farming with his son, he was also engaged in carpenter work and did a lot of mechanic work for the surrounding neighbours. In the mid-1950s Ian took up flying and received his private pilot's licence. He was an avid pilot and rebuilt several aircraft.

Foster, Georgina Edie(nee Whitehead)
Peacefully on Friday, September 2nd 2016, Georgina Foster passed away at the Portage District General Hospital after battling cancer at the age of 86 years.
Georgina was born near Corning Saskatchewan, daughter of George and Margaret Whitehead. She was predeceased by her husband Ian in November, 2003; brothers David and Lloyd Whitehead; sisters Evelyn Young and Sybil Fitzpatrick.
Left to mourn her passing are her son Lloyd and wife Sharon, step-granddaughter Cindy, great-grandsons Kyle and Jordon; daughter Cindy and husband Barry Lavallee, granddaughter Ashley and grandson Ryan; sister Irene (Don) Grasley and family, Larry, Terry and Kelly; sister Faith (Barry) Phelan and family, Kim, Kenny and Lorrie; brother Gordon Whitehead; brother-in-law Gordon Fitzpatrick; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends
On June 3rd 1950 Georgina married Ian Foster “the boy next door”. They lived in Regina Saskatchewan for thirteen years before buying the Hall Estate near Langruth Manitoba in 1963. She was a hard working farmer’s wife making a comfortable home for her family. Seeding and harvest brought a lot of extra work cooking and delivering meals to the field. She kept a big garden and beautiful flower beds as well as an immaculate home. After selling the family farm they retired to Blaine Washington USA where they lived for 2 years, then moving to Portage la Prairie Manitoba.
In 2004 Georgina sold her home and moved into Stephen’s apartments shortly thereafter moved into Regency House.
She enjoyed sewing, bowling, bingo and loved dancing.
Georgina will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, led by Phyllis Thordarson. Interment will take place at Langruth Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Georgina'smemory to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Portage Regional Committee, Box 1106, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3C5..
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021 www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com

Charitable donations may be made to:Children’s Wish Foundation, Portage Regional Committee,
Box 1106, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3C5.,
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Galarneau,Annette Wehinger passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, April 28, 2006 at the Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 97. She was born on February 9, 1909 in St. Jean-Baptiste, MB, and the second child of Fidela and Leona Cyr's 13 children. In her early teens, her family relocated in the Souris Valley district near Radville. She married Alexandre Galarneau on November 4, 1930. They farmed northeast of Radville until Alexandre's death in 1953. She married August Wehinger on October 22, 1966. The couple retired to Weyburn from their Rolling Hills farm in 1969. Annette was predeceased by August Wehinger on January 18, 1995, her son-in-law, Alex Johnson, seven brothers and one sister. She is survived by her daughter Diana Johnson of Weyburn, her sons Alfred (Reine) Galarneau of Radville, Jess (Mary Ann) Galarneau of Langruth, MB and her four sisters: Marie Anna Daer and Yvette Beaudry of Weyburn, Leona Kreczkowski of Winnipeg, MB and Diana Gregiore of Waskateneau, AB. She leaves nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; step-daughter Louise (Robert) Benesck of Kingston, ON; step-sons Heinz (Phyllis) Wehinger, John (Mary) Wehinger of Victoria, BC and William (Sharon) of Cold Lake, AB. Prayers were held Monday May 1 at 6:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated in Weyburn at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed at Laurier cemetery in Radville. The active pallbearers were: Alex Galarneau, Clive Galarneau, Bill Wehinger, Robert Galarneau, Christopher Borsa and Rodney Nieswandt. Annette will be always remembered and sadly missed by family and friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville, (842-5432 & 869-2566)
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Gardiner,Kenneth Rogers

Kenneth Rogers Gardiner was born April 22, 1929 in Winnipeg Manitoba. He was the 6th child of Joseph and May Gardiner.
The family moved to the farm in Lakeland when Ken was 4. He attended school at South Lakeside. During WWII the family moved to MacDonald and Ken attended school there. After the War the family moved back to the farm in Lakeland. After his schooling Ken worked at the Gladstone Garage. Then he worked for his brother Roy on Road Construction and Logging. On Nov 1, 1952 he married Noreen Robertshaw and he and his father farmed together. He also worked as a carpenter for a time with his brother-in-law Jim Weber. During that time he also ran an Open Tractor Snow Plow for the Lakeland Area. Ken's passion was farming with his sons and he continued to do so up to and including this spring.
Ken's hobbies included fishing, snowmobiling, square dancing and wood carving. He even took up baking pies and donuts at the age of 80.
He is predeceased by his wife Noreen in 2000; siblings Bill, Albert (Curly), Em, Roy and Beatrice; and brother-in-law Les Robertshaw. He is survived by 2 Sons, Wayne (Colleen) and Bruce (Heather); granddaughters Roxann (Dale Knox) Dana (Curtis Knox) and Holly (Tyler Bonchuk); great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Alexa, and Rebecca Knox and Jase Bonchuk as well as special friend Ruth Emish; sisters-in-law Pat Gardiner, Lylia Gardiner and Pat Robertshaw as well as many nieces and nephews.

Charitable donations may be made in Kenneth's memory to the following organization:
Lakeland Cemetery
c/o Cecil Robertshaw, Box 45, Langruth, Manitoba R0H 0N0

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Gardiner, LylaTuesday, 28 Jun 2016
Comox Valley Record Courtenay
Lyla passed away peacefully in her home in Comox on Thursday, June 28, 2016 after a long happy life at the age of 93. She was born in Eddyside, SK to loving parents,Myrtle ?and Walter Paul. In 1940, Lyla fell in love with the handsome private, Emrys Gardiner, and was married in Langruth, MB. Together they loved to fish and camp with their many children. Lyla is survived by the families of her 7 children, 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, parents and siblings. Lyla was a beautiful, fun loving mother, grandmother and friend and we will miss you always. A private family gathering will be held at Courtenay Civic Cemetery. A celebration of Lyla’s life will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 for friends and family at the home of Sylvia and Jan van der Vliet at 4 p.m. For more information call 250-339-2126. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lyla’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (991 Alder St, Campbell River, BC).
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Gardiner,RobinaNoreen
Passed away at the St Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg on Friday, January 14, 2000, Noreen Gardiner at the age of 67 years.
Noreen was born March 4, 1932 in the North Lakeland District. She grew up inthat district and received her education at North Lakeland School. On November 1, 1952, atLangruth, she married Kenneth Gardiner and had since resided in the Lakeland District.
Noreen was a member of theLangruthUnited Church and theUCW, was active in the annualLangruthFall Fair, loved gardening, especially flowers and for a number of years enjoyed square dancing.
Predeceased by her parents, a brother Les and an infant sister Marjorie.Left to mourn her passing is her husband Ken, 2 sons: Wayne & Colleen, and Bruce and friend Heather and grandchildrenRoxann, Dana and Holly, several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Garrett, George Isaac Herman
Born near London, Ontario on 17 April 1884, the second child of twelve born to Alexander Garrett and Sarah Knox, he attended the London Public School, London High School, and the London Normal School. He studied mathematics at the University of Western Ontario then taught school at Dorchester, Ontario. In 1914, he moved to Manitoba where he taught school at Langruth where he met his wife, marrying Runa Johannson on 17 July 1917.
He was Principal ofBenito School(1916-1922),Sifton School(1922-1923),Glenboro School(1923-1928),Melita School(1928-1934),Killarney School(1934-1936), andPortage Collegiate(1936-1949). In 1949, he retired to a farm at Langruth but in 1954 was persuaded to return to Portage Collegiate as a physics teacher. He retired again in 1960 but continued to work as a substitute teacher into the early 1960s.He died at his home in Portage la Prairie on 1 November 1977 and was buried in theLangruth Cemetery.

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Gee, Lawrence
(May 2, 1999)Sympathy is extended to the family of Lawrence Gee who passed away on Sunday, May 2, 1999. The funeral was held in Virden with friends fromLangruthattending.

Gray, John
From: Langruth, MB
Born:1920-08-01

1st Bn The Winnipeg Grenadiers
Died:1941-12-12
Cemetery:Sai Wan War Cemetery,Cape Collinson Road Chai Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Halldorson,Bjarni
August 10, 1944
Service Number:H/1324
Age:32
Force: Army
Unit:Royal Canadian Engineers
Division:9 Field Sqn.
Burial Information:Cemetery:BAYEUX MEMORIAL ; Calvados, FranceGrave Reference:Panel 21, Column 1.Location:The Bayeux Memorial is located on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware, in the south-western outskirts of the town of Bayeux, in Normandy, about 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. The memorial was erected in honour of the 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and who have no known grave.
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2627547

Halldorson,EdwinHarold
It is with deepest sorrow that the family of Harold Halldorson announce his passing on September 8, 2006 at the age of 98 years at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. Predeceased by his wife Clara in 1998, his father Bjorn in 1967, his mother Jonina in 1988, his daughter Marina in 1987, his grandson Brian, his brothers Ted, Barnie, Ernest and Percy and his sisters Bjorg, Margaret and June. Harold is survived by his sisters, Christine Arksey of Portage la Prairie, MB and Pearl Forsley of Neepawa, MB; by his children: Audrey Emkeit of Regina, SK, Harold Halldorson of Fort Nelson, BC, Sandra (Jim) Pulles of Regina, SK, Faye (Blair) Huber of Cold Lake, AB and Shelley (Garry) Cherney of Melville, SK; his grandchildren: Reginald Leoppkey of Ottawa, ON, Paul (Christina) Frechette of Grand Forks, BC, Laurel Dawn (Darren) Frechette of Fort McMurray, AB, Mark Frechette of Regina, Liberty Kreutzer of Regina, Erica (Nathan) Stein of Melville, Megan Cherney of Melville, Robin (Darren) Huber of Fernie, BC, Erin (Tom) Huber of Sparwood, BC and Nicole Huber of Cold Lake, AB; his great-grandchildren, Liberty and Alexa Frechette, Tiera Frechette, Parker Frechette, Carsten and Ethan Kreutzer, KC Stein and Brock Huber. Harold was born in Langruth, MB. From the age of fifteen he worked at various jobs and commercial ice fished on Lake Manitoba with his father and brothers until he as hired to work in a hardware store in Calder, SK. There he met Clara through her brothers and they formed a band called the Snappy Five. On May 24, 1936 in Plumas, MB they were married but settled in Langruth, MB where Harold trucked cram from farms in the area to the dairy in Portage la Prairie. In 1939, they moved to Plumas to oberate a bakery. With Clara on the piano, Harold playing sax, fiddle and banjo they formed a band called the Buckaroos with another couple. In 1941 lured by family out to Vancouver, Harold worked in a furniture factory until they could save enough money to come back to the prairies in 1942. Settling in Roblin, MB Harold worked for the hardware store and learned his trade of sheet metal worker teaching himself geometry and trigonometry. They also formed a band called “The Harolds”. At this time Harold started to listen to the Legislative Assembly and the speeches of Tommy Douglas that were broadcast from Saskatchewan. It was the start of a passionate belief in the CCF/NDP for both of them that lasted for the rest of their lives. It was a matter of pride that the family played several times for Tommy and he always asked about the orchestras whenever they met. In 1950 they moved to Flin Flon/Creighton, SK where Harold worked as a “Tin Basher” and they formed a band called “The Halldorsons” with young Marina playing the drums. After the building boom in Flin Flon died they moved to Prince Albert, SK in 1956 where Harold worked for M & K Plumbing and later for Botting & Dent. Harold Jr. learned the sax and “The Halldorson Family Orchestra” was born. Sandra and Faye joined when they were old enough. Harold was transferred to Saskatoon by Botting & Dent in 1966 and they bought their acreage on Clarence Avenue. Both Harold and Clara indulged in their love of gardening and sold organic vegetables to the local Co-op. They now had room to keep all the pets everyone wanted and at one time the acreage was home to five cats and two dogs. They continued to play for dances and when Audrey moved to Saskatoon she also joined the band. Shelley, the youngest, completed the group when she was ready. Harold left Botting & Dent to work for Century Mechanical becoming indispensable in running their shop and manufacturing custom metalwork for such clients as the University of Saskatchewan. When he retired at the age of 72 years amidst protest from the company they found they could only replace him with a computerized metal shaping and cutting machine. They named it “Harold”. In 1992, Harold and Clara sold the acreage and moved to Melville to retire. When Clara passed on Harold lived by himself with Patchy (a big tortoise shell cat) and later with Eddie (a big grey and white fluffy cat). Harold was always known for his fondness for animals and a big softy when it came to adopting strays or unwanted animals. His last pet was a Budgie called Tammy who kept him company when he moved to St. Paul Lutheran Home in 2005. Harold will always be remembered for his sense of humour and his love to tease and joke. He could always keep a grandchild quiet by cuddling them and counting in Ukrainian. Everyone knew, if you needed help, Harold would be there in a minute. He was a very shy person who never really knew how much everyone loved and respected him.
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HANNESON, ARNI GEORGEGeorge was born at the home of his parents in Langruth, Manitoba, on September 4, 1915 and died as quietly as he had lived on May 28, 2009 at the age of 93 years. George was predeceased by his loving wife Irene; his parents Helga (Erlendson) and Jon Hanneson; as well as his sisters Margaret, Beatrice, Norma and Frances. He was survived by his only brother who was his close friend and business partner Leonard (Nora), of Winnipeg, who passed away on June 2, 2009. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Arni, Bruce (Mervine), Brian (Vivianne), Claire (Michael), and Helga (Ed). George leaves 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. As a young boy, Dad was only able to speak Icelandic but upon attending school, he quickly learned to converse in English. As a teenager, he had the privilege of attending the Jon Bjarnason Academy in Winnipeg. Jobs were scarce during the Depression but Dad managed to find employment as a grain buyer. In 1939 at the age of 24, with $30 in his pocket and a borrowed car, he and Mom (Irene Hutchison of Langruth) were married. With the advent of the Second World War, Dad volunteered his services and joined the RCAF where he became a pilot. Upon his return home, he and his brother Len, decided to rebuild their father's hardware store. The three men successfully ran Hanneson Bros. Hardware for many years. The love of flying instilled during the war years was rekindled when he purchased his cherished Piper Cherokee airplane. He enjoyed showing family and friends the spectacular aerial views over the shores of Lake Manitoba and the Great Marsh. In 1949, Dad and Len purchased farmland, which they worked for the next 25 years. Dad was always an active member of the community and was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge and the Langruth Legion. Having begrudgingly learned to play the piano in his youth, this talent stood him in good stead in later years where he and a group of friends would play for fun-filled Saturday evenings of music and dancing at the Legion. After selling the store in 1974, Dad became a crop insurance adjuster. Since this was a summer occupation, it allowed our parents time to cruise and travel south for their winters. Following Mom's death in 1982, Dad continued his travels south as well as touring Europe and North Africa. Dad retired and moved to Portage la Prairie where he made many great friendships. In 1997 he made Neepawa his home and later, after losing his vision, became a resident of the personal care home. The family would like to thank the care home staff for the kindness and compassion shown to our father. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Box 238, Langruth, MB, R0H 0N0 or to the Central Plains Cancer Care, 318 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0K8. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements. www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 06, 2009

Hanneson, E. Beatrice
On Wednesday, December 6, 2006, E. BeatriceHannesonpassed away in Victoria, BC. Bea was the daughter of the late JonArnasonHannesonand HelgaErlendsonHanneson. She was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Sorenson, Norma Watson, and FrancesHarnden. Left to cherish her memory are her brothers, George and Leonard (Nora)Hanneson; as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families. Bea also leaves many friends in Winnipeg, Victoria, Vancouver, and family and friends in Iceland. She will be lovingly remembered as a very special sister, aunt, great aunt and friend to many people.Hvilaifriour

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Hanneson, Grace (Winkie) Ellen
GRACE (WINKIE) ELLEN HANNESON (nee WEBSDALE) Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, Grace Hanneson passed away at her home in Portage la Prairie, MB on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Visitation will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's la Prairie Anglican Church, Portage la Prairie, MB, with Rev. John Doloff officiating. Interment will take place in Lakeland Cemetery following the service at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Grace's memory to St. Mary's la Prairie Anglican Church, 36 - 2 St. SW, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 2A1, or to the Lakeland Cemetery, Box 45, Langruth, MB, R0H 0N0. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021 www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 11, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, Grace Hanneson (nee Websdale) passed away at her home in Portage la Prairie, MB on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
She leaves to mourn 5 children, Bill, of Lakeland, Gail (Chris Judd) of London, Ont, David (Lori), of High River, AB, Lindsay (Thelma) of Lakeland, Denise ( Chuck Lortie) of Edmonton, and their families including 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, as well as her sister Edna (Jim Bell) of Etobico*ke, Ont, and their family.
Grace is predeceased by her loving husband Oscar, parents William and Grace Websdale, in-laws Oli and Magnusina Hanneson, sister Bessie, sister in law Beatrice, nephew Jeffrey Bell, and daughter in law, Phyllis.
Grace ( Winkie, as she was known to most who knew her) was born 5 February 1925 and raised in Plumas Manitoba. She was the eldest of three daughters, survived by her sister Edna, and predeceased by her sister Bessie who died in childhood. After school, she lived in Gladstone while working at the bank. In those days, one of her pastimes was going to country dances. It was while attending one of those dances that she met Oscar, who was the saxophone player in the band – the Langruth Serenaders- and the love of her life.
They married in 1946, settled in Lakeland, where they built a home, farmed and over the years raised five children.
Mom loved her life on the farm, and was a wonderful loving wife and mother, caring for her family and friends alike. Her door was always open to company and she had the ability to have a meal at the ready at a moment’s notice. She was a wonderful cook and there was always a corner in the kitchen with a stash of goodies.
Like a true farmer’s wife, she loved to grow things in her garden. On the farm, she always had a huge garden, picked berries and canned fruit. When she and Dad moved to Portage in 2002, they also had a big garden and grew everything in it. Again, upon moving to the apartment, Mum still had a garden out back, and was very proud of her potatoes, tomatoes, onions were especially good, and everything else she could squeeze into it.
Mom was active in the community wherever she was – whether in church, history committees, Royal Purple and later, Eastern Star, where she could be found as the 90+ year old driver picking up members much younger than her. Her faith was important to her and she enjoyed participating in the life of the church, including working at the thrift shop at St Mary’s and making perogies at another.
But most important to Mum were her family and friends. She was always there to encourage and help her children, grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. She was eager to hear about their accomplishments and their plans for the future. Education was very important to both our parents, and they made sure all their children went to university by providing support, love and of course, food from the freezer. She was not only a devoted mother but a trusted friend and confidant, teaching by example and always with a touch of class.
She was the centre of the family and if we needed to find out what was going on with a sibling, she would know since she was always in touch.
Although we will miss her tremendously, we can be comforted in that she had good health until very recently, could travel extensively throughout her life, had a full and happy life with a loving husband and family around her. She was a shining example of perseverance to us all, and witty and loving to the end.
Visitation will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel at 7:00p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s la Prairie Anglican Church, Portage la Prairie, MB, with Rev. John Doloff officiating. Interment will take place in Lakeland Cemetery following the service at 2:00 p.m.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to St Mary’s la Prairie Anglican Church, 36 2 St SW, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 2A1, or to the Lakeland Cemetery, Box 45 Langruth, MB R0H 0N0.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.
204-857-4021
www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com

HANNESON, Olafur (Oli)
Passed away peacefully on June 8, 2012, surrounded by family, at the Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 87. Oli was born at home, near Langruth, MB, to Mary and Hall Hanneson and was the youngest of six siblings - Arni (Irene), Arthur (Elsie), Marjorie Johnson (Palmi), Tommy (Margaret), Winnie Cameron (Frank), and Dorothy Bergthorson (Oli). Oli met and married his loving wife of 61 years, Vera (Clarke) of Teulon, MB, after she came to teach at the local school. In the early years, Oli earned his living farming and fishing in the Langruth area. In 1973, he and Vera sold their farm and, along with son Neil, moved to Vancouver, BC, where Oli quickly got a job working at Rollins Machinery. Whether on the farm, at home, or at work, Oli was very talented at fixing and repairing anything. If he did not have a part, he would simply make it out of whatever he could find on hand! Oli had many other talents and interests, as well. He was a gifted musician whose music was enjoyed by many, whether he was playing the saxophone with the Langruth Serenaders at a community dance, or playing with others at home, while friends and family sang along. Many a good time was had by all! Oli was also an active member of the community, as demonstrated by his active membership in theElks Lodgeand other community organizations. With a sincere interest in others, he could always recall people's families and life experiences. He also enjoyed curling, both in Langruth and Vancouver. Over the years he shared his varied interests and life experiences with his children and grandchildren, including his love for animals, woodworking, card games (including cribbage, on the board he made), chess, rose gardening, making Icelandic pancakes and more. Oli valued and enjoyed his Icelandic heritage. His children and grandchildren have fond memories of him teaching them the Icelandic names of their fingers, always with smiles and laughter. He avidly read the Icelandic newspaper (in Icelandic) as well as various English books of Iceland and Icelandic settlements in Manitoba. He enjoyed attending the Gimli Icelandic Festival and he and Vera, along with some family and friends, went on a memorable trip to Iceland in 1992. Oli, who was very devoted and loving, leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Vera, daughters Donna Lynne (Terry) and Brenda (Peter), son Neil (Tracy), grandchildren Paul (Joy), Christie (Mike), Amy (Marie) and Mark (Emily), great- grandchildren Blane, Drew, Jake, Max, and Zoe, as well as his sister Marjorie Johnson, half-sister Linda Hanneson, stepbrothers Rollie (Shirley), Allan (Joanne) and Art (Liz) Johnson, brother-in- law Ben Clarke (Star) and numerous nieces and nephews. A private Celebration of Life has been held in Vancouver. No other services are planned. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Langruth Lutheran Church (Grace Lutheran Church, Box 238 RPO, Langruth, MB R0H 0N0). A sincere thank you to Dr. Edward Luke for his exceptional care, commitment and compassion for Oli, for so many years.
We were truly blessed to have you and your love in our lives. It has always been heartwarming to hear the many compliments people have told us about you; about how they have enjoyed your great sense of humour, your quick smile, and your amicable spirit.
We will always love, cherish and miss you. Until we meet again…

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June23 to June24,2012
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Hanneson, Oscar Arni


June 3, 1924~January 22, 2015(age 90)90 Years Old
Passed away at Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the age of 90 years.

Charitable donations may be made to:Lakeland Cemetery
c/o Cecil Robertshaw, Box 45, Langruth, Manitoba R0H 0N0,
Grace Lutheran Church
Box 238, Langruth, Manitoba R0H 0N0,
Source:https://www.clarkesfuneralhome.com/obituary/Oscar-Hanneson

HARDING,LAWRENCE CHARLES

On March 13, 2016 an incredible loss was felt "Coast to Coast". This loss was felt more strongly by those who've been fortunate enough to have had their lives touched by Larry. We will all miss his smiling face and gentle soul.

Larry was born in Langruth, Manitoba on June 26, 1935. He was predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Runa Harding. Larry did not leave this world without a fight. He fought so hard to stay with us. With Larry, family was everything!

He will be sorely missed by his wife and soulmate of 60 years, Marlyn; daughters Cathy (Glenn) and Lori (Keith). He loved his grandkids Jason (Brooke) and Missy more than they'll ever know. Larry will also be greatly missed by his supportive sister and brother-in-law Linda and Ken Boughton, niece Pam, nephews Curtis, Kevin, and their families. His many cousins and dear friends were all treasured parts of Larry's life as well. A harder working man you have never met. He was a devoted and valued employee of Johnston Terminals and later MacCosham Inc.

He taught us all so much about life, and gave so selflessly. "Yep" was his answer to everything. Doing something constructive was his mantra and always eager to learn something new. He loved his curling days in Transcona, his snowmobiling days and slow pitch ball team at Lee River.

Wintering in Texas meant more fun with friends and playing slow pitch there too. If you can take away any lessons from this, it's to live your life to the fullest and share it all with the people you love. A more patient man you would never find. How do you sum up the 80 plus years he spent on this Earth? Well, you just had to be there.

As per Larry's wishes there will be no formal services. Our heartfelt thanks to the the special caring nurses and Aids on GH-3 HSC, our Gold Team, Mark, Max and Dr. G. Assuras.

Funeral Arrangements in Care of: Wheeler Funeral Home Cemetery & Crematorium 1800 Day Street - 204-224-1525 Please sign the book of memories at www.wheelerfuneral.com
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HARRIS, Arthur Albert (B-Boy) -After a courageous battle with cancer, with wife Lillian, family and friends by his side, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Arthur Albert Harris (B-Boy) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 in Portage General Hospital at the age of 59 years. Arthur was born in Langruth, MB on January 18, 1951. Arthur and Lillian shared 35 wonderful years together. He will always be remembered for always willing to lend a hand to anyone in the time of need. He was a very private and humble person. Arthur completed his grade 12 in Elie, MB and then continued his pursuit of education by earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the University of Manitoba. He worked most of his life at Logan Iron Ltd., for 28 years as a crane operator. Arthur made a lot of life long friends there. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Predeceased by his father Albert in 1997. He leaves to mourn his wife of 35 years Lillian West Harris; Denise West & family; Dean West & family; Francis West & family; Franklin West & family; Mervin West & family; Theresa West & family; mother Martha Harris; brothers Edmond (Rose) and Jim (Melanie);sisters Pat Harris, Gloria (Jim) McNarland, Linda Keith, Joan (Randy) Harris-Warren; Carol (Bart) Mason, Debbie (Dennis) Harris, Dorella Harris and Sheila Harris; special nephew Shane Watson-Harris; special niece Jennifer Perry; numerous nieces, nephews & grandchildren and adopted grandson Chandler Roulette. Wake will begin Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sandy Bay Community Complex, Sandy Bay First Nations, Manitoba. Funeral Service was held Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Interment followed in the Langruth Cemetery. Pallbearers were Francis West, Bruce Neilands, Trevor Henry, John Puurpuurunen, Bart Mason and Calvin Gregory. All of Arthur's co-workers from Logan Iron, special nephew Shane Watson-Harris, special niece Jennifer Perry, all friends and family are considered Honorary Pallbearers.CLARKE'S FUNERAL HOME, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.com

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Harris, Edmond Paul
Feb 21, 1954 - Jan 13, 2022
Edmond Harris sadly passed away in thehospital due to complications with Covid-19.
He was was born in Lakeview, Manitoba on February 21 1954 and grew up in Portage La Prairie but spent most of his life in Winnipeg.
He was a loving father figure, life partner, brother, son, uncle, cousin, grandpa, and great grandpa.
Edmond is survived by his mom Martha Harris; siblings Pat (Lawrence), Linda, Carol (Bart), Joan (Randy), Debbie (Dennis), Doretta/Dot, Jim (Melanie), and Sheila (Doug); his lifepartner Irene Beaulieu/Rose; step children and grand children John (Jenna), Donald and Sonya (Dylon, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Cameron, and Anthony), Kim (Belinda, Audrey and Lawrence),Rosemarie and Richard (Sabrina, John, Joseph, Marie, Salleena, Cash, Jesse, James, Nathen, and the grand daughter he raised as his own daughter Irene Bussidor(Husband Aaron), also his nieces, nephews, and great grand kids
Edmond was predeceased by his father Bert Harris and siblings Arthur/B-Boy Harris and Gloria McNarland.

Funeral service will be held on January 28, 2022 from 1pm-5pm at Eternal GraceFunerals.
Burial of his ashes will take place in thesummer in Langruth, Manitoba.

HASSARD, Pauline
A graveside service for PaulineHassard, 70, ofCanora, who died Aug. 31 at Regina General Hospital, was held Sept. 8 atCanoraCemetery with relatives officiating.Leson’sFuneral Home was in care of arrangements.

Born on May 19, 1934, to Gustav and Helga (Jonnasson) Johnson inLangruth, Man., she attended school inLangruth. She marriedDelmerHassardin Portage la Prairie, Man., on Oct. 29, 1955. They moved to France with their first son, Ted, in 1958. They returned to Canada in 1965 with two more sons. They lived and worked in various places and retired in 1986. In 1996, they moved toCanora.

Predeceased by her husband,Delmer, and her parents, Gustav and Helga, she is survived by three sons, Ted (Karen) of B.C., Terry ofCanoraand Donald (Eunice) of B.C.; four brothers, Eric (Rose) Johnson, Fred (Margaret) Johnson, Wally (Anne) Johnson and Arnold (Linda) Johnson, all of Winnipeg; three sisters, Kay (Fred)Zulowskiof Victoria, Marlene Schneider of Portage la Prairie and Sheila Johnson of Winnipeg, and three grandchildren.

Helgason, Irene

Peacefully, on Sunday, January 7, 2018, Irene Helgason of Balsam Crescent, beloved wife of the late Helgi Helgason, passed away in Brandon. Irene is survived by her children Wayne, Faye, Jo-Ann and Sherri; precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. Irene will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at a later date. Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3.

My greatest happiness in life is that my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are all that they are meant to be. When I see all that they have become, I realize I have done a wonderful job, and that makes me so happy. Nothing can change the pride I feel as a mother. If I have done anything right in this life, it is that I have had some influence on the children who make me so proud. I have given birth to the future, and for that I will always be grateful. A hundred years from now...it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the lives of my children.

Helgason, Violet EmilyIngvaldur
(March 4, 1999) It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of VioletHelgasonon March
4, 1999 at Lions Prairie Manor, Portage La Prairie at the age of 92 years.
Cremation has taken place in accordance with her wishes and there will be no
formal service.
Violet was born January 23, 1907, in Winnipeg and resided there for most of
her formative years, moving with her family to the Grass River district near
Waldersee where they lived for a short time.whenViolet was nine years old,
her father Jonas gave her a piano. Throughout her life she spent many an
hour playing and enjoying her piano. In 1929, she moved to the Marshland
district west ofLangruth. In the early 1950's she moved with her sister
Daisy and brother in law George toLangruth, where she began to share her
musical skills with many children in the area. She taught piano lessons for
25 years and enjoyed her visits with her students as well as many recitals
that she organized.
Violet was a member of theLangruthRoyal Purple and for many years held the
office of pianist for this group. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran
Church and the Lutheran Ladies Aid. When she retired she was an active
member of the happy gang seniors club inLangruth. Violet was very involved
in her sister's families. Her sister's grandchildren and greatgrand
childrenconsidered her another grandma. Violet was an excellent seamstress
and the grandchildren knew where to go if they had a damaged Teddy that
needed a repair. "Nanny" as they called her, always had time to come to
their rescue. Violet's baking skills were enjoyed by the entire family,
especially her waffles, Icelandickleinurandvinaterta.
Violet resided at theWestburneFirst Crossing Courts from 1995-1996. She
appreciated the kindness of her Westbourne neighbours and home care staff.
She moved to Lions Prairie Manor in the fall of 1996 where she resided till
her passing. During her years there she enjoyed the musical events, visits
from friends and family and the care and respect provided by the home care
staff.
Violet was predeceased by parents, Jonas andVilborg(Arnasdottir)Helgasonand
brothers in law, Ralph and George Scott. She is survived and lovingly
remembered by two sisters, Daisy Scott of Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la
Prairie, Helga Scott of Winnipeg, as well as many nieces and nephews, Joan
Thomsen of Winnipeg, ElizabethSolyloof Calgary, Georgina Hill Watson of
Gladstone; as well as great nieces and nephews, Ross, Kristine, Lars,
Michael,cindy, Garry, JoAnn, and Karen, as well as numerous greatgreat
nieces and nephews. Her family have been fortunate to have shared her love
and kindness.
Floral tributes aregreatfullydeclined. Should friends so desire, donations
may be made to the Gladstone Music and Arts Festival, in care ofDess
Whiteman, Box 191, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0.
Clarke's Funeral Home in Gladstone in care of arrangements.

HEMPSTOCK, Charles 'Chuck' John -It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles John 'Chuck' Hempstock of Agassiz, British Columbia. He passed away peacefully in the Chilliwack hospital on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Chuck was predeceased by his wife, Muriel, his parents, George & Helga Hempstock, sister Ethel Couprie, brothers Jim and Bob Hempstock, and each of their spouses. Left to mourn his passing are sons Bob (Jean) Hempstock, John (Nancy) Hempstock, daughters Lynn Miller (Orville Wagner), Doreen (Ken) Brauen, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Dad was born in Clanwilliam, Manitoba on July 14th, 1920. He grew up in Souris, Manitoba and went to London in 1940 with the 1st Canadian Air Force contingent to leave Canada for WWII. There he met mom, and they married in 1942. Returning after the war, they spent many years in Souris, where Dad ran a restaurant. In 1958 they moved to Portage and he ran Little Portage Snack Bar, ran a mobile home outlet, and later moved to Langruth to operate a business in Amaranth. In 1988 they moved to Mission, British Columbia and eventually to Agassiz, British Columbia. Wherever Dad was, he was very involved with the community and particularly with the Legion. While in Agassiz, he was president of both the Senior's 'Friendship House' and the Legion for some time, and treasurer to the British Columbia Seniors OAP. A big part of Dad's life was vacationing at the Waterhen, where he loved his fishing. He also loved his darts, his crib, and had even become an avid 'floor curler' once at Agassiz. He will be sadly missed by many who came in contact with him; he was a true gentleman, and an inspiration to us all. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service. Many thanks go to Logan Manor, the gang at the Agassiz Legion, and to the doctors & nurses at the Chilliwack Hospital. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Chuck's memory to your local Legion. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, 857-4021. A message can be left in the online guest book atwww.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com.9797668

HENNING, MARGRJET FRIDA (FREDA) JOHNSON(nee GOODMAN)
​ November 1, 1915 - November 20, 2005 Freda passed away peacefully on November 20 at the age of 90 years at the Father Lacombe Care Centre in Calgary, AB. She was born in Gimli, MB, and lived in Winnipeg, Amaranth and Langruth with her husband Thomas G. Johnson (deceased in 1995), working as a farmer's wife, homemaker, and in a corner store they owned. Tom and Freda separated, and she moved to Seattle, WA in 1957 and trained and worked as an LPN and apartment manager. She married her friend and companion of many years, Martin Henning (deceased in 2001) in 1995, and they retired to Everett, WA where she lived until February 2005 when her children brought her to Calgary because of her failing health. Freda was a friendly, outgoing, generous person who was loved and admired by her family and friends. She loved to learn new things. She had an artistic nature and taught herself to paint and gave beautiful paintings to her family and friends. She took a special interest in the accomplishments of her five children, 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Freda was predeceased by her daughter Vera Rennie (2001) and her son William Johnson (2003). She will be fondly remembered by her children; Budvar (Judi) Johnson, Elizabeth (Allan) Rak and Lilja (James) Carson, son-in-law Clive Rennie, and daughters-in-law Alice Johnson and Rowena Bowles; her grandchildren Michael, Nattacia, Kathy, Penelope, Dane, Karen, Diane, Tricia, Lani, Tom, Keri, Arlene, Cindy, Sandy, Bill and Valerie, and their families. She will also be greatly missed by her sisters; Solly, Julie, Disa, Anna, Ruby, Jeannie and Margie; her brother Don, and their families, and those of her sisters Lilja and Bella and brother Bob who predeceased her. A memorial service will be held in Selkirk, MB at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 at Gilbart's Funeral Home, 309 Eveline St., Selkirk, MB, with a reception at the Legion Hall and interment of her ashes to follow at Selkirk Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite Senior Care Centre.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 27, 2005

Hildahl,Craig Raymond
Date of Birth:Tuesday, August 28th, 1951Date of Death:Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Funeral Home:Neil Bardal Funeral Centre
3030 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
R3H 1B9
Obituary:With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Afi, Brother, Uncle and Friend - Dr Craig Hildahl - on January 30th at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 62. Craig was born on August 28, 1951 to Vern and Evelyn Hildahl. He attended the University of Manitoba, where he was a member of the Bison football team. Craig graduated with a science degree and went on to complete his medical degree in Family Medicine. Craig met the love of his life, Wendy, while at university and they married in Langruth, Manitoba on July 19th, 1975.

Craig began his career as a family doctor, which he was so passionate about. He compassionately cared for thousands of patients over the years and took a genuine interest in the lives of all of his patients, far beyond the basic medical care. He truly loved going to work everyday and making a difference in the lives of those he cared for.

Craig loved spending time with his family, and consistently demonstrated that family was of utmost importance to him. There are many fond memories from childhood family vacations including several trips to Disney World, Vancouver, California and South Dakota. In recent years the family traveled to Iceland, where they were able to reconnect with family. They also travelled to Norway, where they visited the town of Hildal, where Craig's relatives originated. This was a highlight of the vacation for him.

Craig was truly a special person. He was the pillar of strength to his entire family, close friends and patients. His kind, compassionate nature, amazing sense of humor and easy going attitude are some of the things we will miss the most. Craig instilled the value of hard work and determination in his children and was incredibly proud of their success and accomplishments.

Craig is survived by his wife Wendy, his children Kristin (Michael), Stefan (Aisling) and Erik (Alexis); grandson Gavin; brothers Keith (Ellen) and Wayne (Rita); sister-in-laws Johanna (Ken) and Patricia; numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. Craig was predeceased by his brother Ken (Judy) and his parents Vern and Evelyn. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. The family is very grateful for the compassionate care by the staff at St. Boniface Hospital on 4AS and the palliative care ward.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Craig's memory to the "Dr. Craig and Wendy Hildahl Scholarship Fund" for the Faculty of Medicine, care of Donor Relations, University of Manitoba, 179 Extended Education Complex, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Hildebrand (Lemkay),GladysApril 16, 1929 - September 12, 2016
Peacefully, after a brief illness, Gladys Hildebrand (nee Lemkay) went into the Light on Sept 12th, 2016.

Born April 16th, 1929 in Chicago, “Queenie’s” family moved a lot and she only technically became a Canadian citizen at age 65, having secretly crossed into the Manitoba prairies as a child via wagon. She had a lifelong love of learning and her best working years were as a school teacher and then librarian. She believed in reading anything and everything and did puzzling, crocheting, painting and coloring to keep her hands and mind busy.

She is predeceased by her parents George and Anne Lemkay (nee Hoeppner), and brothers Gordon (Doreen), Harold, and Irvin. She is survived by her husband Albert of 58 years, sisters Rita Geekie and Doris (Shel) Irvine, children Maureen (Scott) Gilroyed and Myles (Barb) Hildebrand, and grandchildren Connor, Mylea, and Rowan. Her pride was of the many family members, friends, and students she had the honor of meeting over the years. She was very involved in community activities, such as Scouts, Messengers, Ladies Fellowship Group, Band Boosters, and the Niverville Fair. She proudly worked for Elections and Taxation Canada and believed everyone should do their part for their fellow man.

When young, her family moved around a lot and she worked at an early age in Transcona, eventually moving on her own to Calgary to work at a cookie factory before getting her grade 12 and 6 weeks of Teacher’s College to return to Manitoba to teach. At the one-room Hollywood School near Langruth, she met Albert who had the farm next door and they started attending dances together. They married in 1958 and eventually left the farm to settle in Neepawa. In 1976, the family moved to Niverville, spending her last two years at the Niverville Credit Union Manor. She had a knack for figuring out what each person in her life needed and how might she help foster them along. Ahead of her time, she was a dedicated career woman who waited to get married, delayed having children, and felt way too young to become a grandmother at only age 71. As she moved into each phase of life, she gave it her all.

As her ‘earthly space-suit’ started to fail her these last few months, she said it was just another learning for her; an amusing surprise to be considered ill or even elderly, at only age 87. On her last day she was quite enjoying the hospital and knew she was deeply loved when she suddenly told the staff that she was ‘going home’ before her kind heart beat its last.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tam and the loving staff at St. Boniface Hospital for their respectful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Library Foundation,P.O. Box 2503, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A7,to help promote libraries and literacy. A celebration of life will be held at Niverville United Church on Monday, Sept 19th at 3pm with a reception and wake to immediately follow at the Niverville Heritage Centre at 5pm.
Memorial Service
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, Sept 19, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.at Niverville United Church, with a reception and wake to immediately follow at the Niverville Heritage Centre at 5:00 p.m.
http://www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.mb.ca/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/id/3887261

HILL,CHARLES HERBERT
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CHARLES HERBERT HILL Peacefully on May 16, 2012 at the Deer Lodge Centre, Charles Hill passed away at the age of 94 years. Charles is survived by his wife Olive Hill, his son Murray Hill and wife Mindy Moss. Charles was born October 8, 1917. He grew up in Langruth, Manitoba. He signed on with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and was captured in the Dieppe Raid and spent the last years of the Second World War in a German Prisoner of War camp. Upon returning home he started working at Canada Malting and met his wife Olive; they were married March 9, 1949. When growing up, Charles had to leave school early to work the family farm. Although his education was minimal when he returned home from the war he found work that he had great skill for as working with his hands was what he knew. He chose to advance himself as a Stationary Power Engineer which required considerable effort to learn on his own the necessary math skills. He enjoyed a long career at the Winnipeg Clinic Retiring with over 20 years of service. Charles was a wonderful husband and father. His can do and don't quit till it's fixed attitude and his strong independent will to do it himself are the reasons he lived such a long and good life . Anyone who ever got to know Charles very quickly had a nice thing to say about Charlie; we will never know how many people he helped and influenced. In keeping with his wishes a private graveside service was held at Brookside Cemetery, where Charles was laid to rest with his Daughter Elaine. Honesty and Truthfulness are only words, but in Charles Hill, those words came to life Funeral Home 774-7474 Condolences: www.bardal.ca Publish Date: May 26, 2012 As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 26, 2012
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Hilliard, Harold
Private Harold Hilliardis commemorated on page429 of the First World War Book of Remembrance, on the Kenora Cenotaph, on the Kenora's St Alban's Anglican Cathedral plaque, on the Kenora and Keewatin High Schools Plaque and on the Langruth Memorial Cenotaph in Langruth, Manitoba (https://www.cdli.ca/monuments/mb/langruth.htm). Sixteen days after Harold's death, friend Harry MacKenzie was killed in action in the same battle (Amiens).
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​HOEHN,ALLAN MICHAEL
It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces the sudden passing of Allan Hoehn on November 28, 1999 at the age of 65 years. Allan was raised in the Waldersee area. He completed mechanical training in Edmonton and later returned to Waldersee to farm. He and Mavis (nee Esslinger) were married in 1959 and continued to farm in Waldersee while raising three daughters. In 1975, the family moved to Langruth to run the hotel establishment. Allan and Mavis continued to operate the hotel until his sudden death. He was predeceased by his mother Ann in 1991. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 40 years, Mavis; his daughter Yvonne Bresnahan (Art) of High River, AB, his daughter Marianne Woods (Keith) of Portage la Prairie, MB, his daughter Laura Ricker (Todd) of Winnipeg, MB; his father Edward Hoehn of Gladstone, MB; his brothers, Frank (Judy) of Camrose, AB, and Bruce of Waldersee, MB; as well as 13 grandchildren. Funeral service will take place in the Grace Lutheran Church, Langruth on Thursday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Waldersee churchyard cemetery. The family gratefully acknowledges Allans many friends and considers them all to be honourary pallbearers. Clarkes Funeral Home, Gladstone entrusted with arrangements.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 01, 1999

Hoehn, Ed
(Jan, 2000)Sympathy to daughter-in-law MavisHoehn.

Hoffstrom,Linda Grace(nee Thompson)
(March 23, 1941 - April 4, 2016)We are saddened to announce the passing of Linda Grace Hoffstrom on April 4th at Dryden Regional Health Centre with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer.
Linda is survived by her children Lori (Bill) Evenden of Pinawa, MB, Karen (Tom) Wagar of Craigmore NS, Heather Hoffstrom of Dryden, ON, and Steve Hoffstrom of Hamilton ON. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Brandy (Tyler) George, Justin (Kelly) Evenden, Sara Wagar, Melanie Wagar (Sand), Mike (Melissa) Hoffstrom, three great grandchildren, Tienna Hoffstrom, Max Bowen-Wagar and Oliver Evenden, brothers Harold Thompson, Allan (Louise) Thompson, Robert Thompson, brother-in-law Clint Smith, sisters Betty Berthelet and May (Roger) Ryplanski, sisters-in-law Pat Richards and Esther (Earl) Hansson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Linda was predeceased by her husband, Bruce, father-in-law Harry Hoffstrom, mother-in-law Lil Hoffstrom, parents Helgi and Hlif Thompson, brothers Clifford Thompson, Stanley and Vera Thompson, sisters Eileen Nesbitt, Margaret Munroe, Eleanor Jonatchick, Sylvia Smith, Lou Berthelet and her nephews Donny Berthelet, Bruce Nesbitt, David Munroe and niece Jennifer Munroe.
Linda grew up in Langruth, Manitoba on a farm with her parents, brothers and sisters. After high school she lived with her sister Eleanor and her family in Winnipeg, working for a year before attending Nursing School where she met and married her late husband and best friend, Bruce Hoffstrom. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Dryden with their first child, Lori. Their family continued to grow to include Karen, Heather and Steve. Linda's family was her first priority and she ensured there was always a home cooked meal, tasty desserts and lots of cookies. Linda was an excellent cook and dinner guests always enjoyed her meals, especially her fresh bread.
Linda worked at the Dryden Regional Health Centre with many of those years working in the maternity department. In her younger years Linda enjoyed track and field and playing baseball and later, bowling, curling and golf. She always enjoyed travelling, visiting with family, watching curling and living in her home on Bonny Bay. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church and a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
During her battle with cancer, Mom had many wonderful supports. We would like to especially thank the late Dr. Dahmer, Dr. Jollymore, Dr. fa*ghih, Dr. Ramchandar, the staff at the oncology unit at Dryden Regional Health Centre and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Telehealth staff, Michele Dorfman and her team of nurses, Revera Home Health for the support that allowed Mom to remain in her home, Red Cross for help with transportation and all the staff at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. We are also grateful to Roxanne and Charlie Emery who were always there for mom when she needed snow removed from the steps, care for her plants and her cat, TJ, visits and meals. Thank you to everyone who sent meals, offered prayers, and shared memories with us.
A Memorial Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Our Saviour Lutheran Church with Pastor James Wood officiating. Interment of ashes will take place in the Dryden Cemetery at a later date.
If friends desire donations may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society through Stevens Funeral Homes. PO Box 412, Dryden, ON P8N 2Z1.

Houle, Bernice Nora


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our dear mom Bernice Nora Houle.Bernice was born on November 29, 1937 in Indian Springs.She is survived by Jocelyn, Pat (Woody), Gary (Sandy), Roger (Donna), Jeanette (Karl), Jerry (Katie), Barbara (Rene) Melody (Blair), Donna (Kevin), Nelson (Tiffany), and many numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Mom has been very active in the community events in Sandy Bay First Nation.She was a member of the Elder’s Council for many years. Her passion was attending bingo’s with her dear friend, Melva Spence.She enjoyed baking, canning and cooking for company and family.She loved listening to Gospel and country music.Mom attended church regularly. She travelled to quite a few places including Vancouver, North Dakota, Albuquerque and New Mexico.Mom made sure not to miss the tribal days in Brandon as she enjoyed watching the Pow Wow and playing bingo while she was there.She spent a lot of time driving to her sister Irene’s house in Bacon Ridge and spending quality time with her.
In mom’s younger years, mom along with dad were proprietors of Walter’s M&M Store in Langruth.She had also worked with MDC in Portage La Prairie.She had also been employed at the Sandy Bay School and was a homemaker for the Sandy Bay Health Centre. She had taken in children to foster for many years even though she had 11 of her own.She would not refuse anyone that needed a place to stay.The family home was always open to everyone.She raised her grandson, Boss who lovingly called her “mom”.
We would like to thank mom’s special friends, Melva Spence and Eileen McIvor.We would also like to thank all her friends for their support and compassion that you have provided.
Thank you to the following:Dr. Nagra, Dr. Nosted, All the Portage District and General Hospital, Sandra Houle, Dorothy Richard, Sandy Bay Chief and Council, Sandy Bay Child and Family Services, Sandy Bay A.S.E.T.S., Sandy Bay Smoke Shop, Amaranth Big Ridge,Beach Road Service.
Wake will start at 2:00pm on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at the residence.A feast will be held at the residence at 11:30 am on Thursday August 3, 2017 at the residence.Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sandy Bay First Nation with Father Jose Cabral officiating.Final resting place will be at Haven Of Rest Cemetery, Amaranth.Pallbearers are Herbert Roulette Jr, Nelson McIvor Jr, Jules Roulette, James Cameron, Jared Roulette, Rene Roulette Jr, Robert Beaulieu Jr and Jason Beaulieu.
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Huyber, Gloria Louise
Gloria Louise Borczuch
Gloria Borczuch passed away at the Douglas Campbell Lodge on June 25th after a courageous battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Gloria was born April 27th, 1946 in Winnipeg at the St. Boniface Hospital and grew up on her family farm in Langruth, Manitoba. She graduated from Langruth High School in 1964 and Brandon Teacher Training in 1965. She taught school in High Bluff and Sanford.
In 1967 she married Alex Borczuch. They worked in Thompson and then The Pas where their son Shane was born in 1971. They continued to work in northern Manitoba for several more years in Jenpeg, The Pas, Sundance and Gillam.
Alex and Gloria moved to Portage la Prairie in 1994. Gloria worked for one and a half years as a Resource Teacher in Sandy Bay before retiring. After retiring Gloria worked for a year at Barney's Menswear in their alterations department.
Gloria volunteered at the MCC making quilt tops. She enjoyed working with the other volunteer members of the Portage Quilters Guild for several years.
Predeceased by her brother Ron, Gloria is survived by her husband Alex, son Shane and many cousins.
Donations can be made to the ALS Society of Canada, 393 University Ave., #1701, Toronto, On M5G 1E6 or the Portage Animal Welfare Society, 121 12th St. NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 4A2.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 29th – 1:00 p.m. at Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Rd. S., Portage la Prairie. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.
Messages of condolences can be made online at www.omegafuneralhome.com.
Omega Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Tosend flowersto the family orplant a treein memory of Gloria Louise Borczuch, pleasevisit our floral store.
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Carole Kubb
June 27, 2023 3:50 PM
My teenage years would never have been so much fun if Gloria wasn't there. Many adventure shared by two girls .We would dance in our living room , tried the smoking and the drinking. Always had Tony to go dancing in Plumas .Had Dear Liz blouses, got her hair dye on both of them. Her mum gave my mum some lye soap to clean those blouses. Once when her folks were away , she , I ,her brother Ron and Dennis D went to a party in Amaranth in the farm truck..... on the way home the motor blew in front of Oli and Vera's .Dear Oli got up , drove us home and the next day her uncle had to use a tractor to haul it to the farm. Now many reading this may think that isn't the Gloria you knew .......but this was my beloved , young at heart friend who was always ready to make people laugh with her imitations .A woman of many talents ...

HUYBER, Ronald "Ron" Louis
June 3, 1947 – Winnipeg, MB
November 28, 2016 – Calgary, AB
Ronald "Ron" Louis Huyber beloved husband of Marian of Calgary, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 69 years. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded throughwww.mcinnisandholloway.com. For those who wish, donations in Ron's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. In living memory of Ron Huyber, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Source:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=182838219

Ingimundson, Evelyn
(March 4, 1999)VioletHelgeson- Sympathy is extended to the family of the late VioletHelgesonwho passed away on March 4, 1999 at the Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie. She will be missed by her sister, Daisy; niece Georgina Watson (Vern), great nieces JoAnn (David), Karen (Chris); great nephew Gary (Barb), and by their children Kristopher, Kelly, Alan, Jayme,Kylynn, Alyssa and Erin. Even though Violet had a disability it didn't stop her from being a very productive person. She taught music lessons to many young people in our district over the years and was pianist in the Royal Purple for several years.

Jackson, Jim
The ashes of the late Jim Jackson will be interned at the Lakeland Cemetery on May 19, 2001. Following the graveside service, a reception will be held in theLangruthCommunity Hall.

Johannassen, Sheila May
​Born Jun 23 1941 in Langruth, MB, Died 2007 in MacGregor Manitoba,,,

JOHANNSON, John Ivan
March 13, 1935 - November 26, 2014
On November 26, John died peacefully at LionsGate Hospital surrounded by love. A dearly lovedhusband and father, he is survived by his wife of 57years, Cathy; and sons Dean (Elaine), and Arni(Tammy) and daughter Wendy and grandchildrenBrandon, Brooke and James. Predeceased bysister Sigga, and survived by brothers Tom,Francis, Bob and sisters Rena, Louise, andBlanche along with many nieces and nephews.

John was born in Langruth, Manitoba but made hishome on the North shore after receiving anengineering degree in Manitoba and later an MBAfrom UBC. He enjoyed a long career in the Pulp andPaper industry and was active on many boardsand committees including the IBMP. He was veryproud of his family's Icelandic heritage and wasloyal to his family roots, often attending andorganizing family gatherings and reunions in
Manitoba and in BC. John devoted countless hoursto his church and his community and was anintegral member of the design and building of theIcelandic Care Home. John enjoyed playing bridgefor many years at the Senior Centre and with theirfriends in Bridge Club. John will be rememberedfor his many strong opinions but also for his senseof humour, his unconditional love and hisgenerosity. His happiest moments were spendingtime with family and friends and the many happysummers at the family's cabin on Bridge Lake. Hewill be dearly missed. "Keep to the right". In lieu offlowers, donations gratefully accepted toHighlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd.North Vancouver V7R 2P1, or the JohannsonFamily Foundation, c/o #242-515 W. Pender,Vancouver, BC V6V 6H5. Service to be held onWednesday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m. atHighlands United Church. Reception to follow.
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Johanson, Anna
ANNA JOHANSON On Saturday, September 16, 2000 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, Portage La Prairie and formerly of Langruth, Man., beloved wife of Joe Johanson passed away at the age of 84 years. A graveside service will be held at the Lakeland Cemetery, Man. on Tuesday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m. Anna resided at Langruth, Sidney, B.C. and at Portage La Prairie. Left to mourn her passing are her loving husband Joe of Portage, son Kenneth (Doreen) of Qualicum Beach, B.C., daughters Doris (Russell) Moffat of Man., six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, also four brothers, Jake, Peter, Henry and Abe Heibert and a sister Helen Riberdy along with many nieces and nephews. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Douglas Campbell Lodge, Portage La Prairie. The Omega Funeral Home are in care of the funeral arrangements.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2000
http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-55046/Johanson_Anna

JOHANSSON,JOHAN ARNOR On July 21, 1969 at Portage General Hospital, Mr. Johansson, aged 84 years, of Langruth, dearly beloved husband of Birgitta Johansson. Mr. Johansson was born in Iceland, and came to Canada in 1887, and moved to Langruth district in 1910, where he farmed until his retirement in 1953. Besides his wife he is survived by five sons, Johan of Portage la Prairie, Bjarni and Thorstein of Langruth, Olafur and Clifford of Winnipeg; three daughter's, Mrs. John Clark (Beatrice) of Memphis, Tennessee, Mrs. R. J. McNeil and Mrs. R. L. Bott (Sarah) of Langruth; one brother Ami Johansson of Langruth; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah McLeod, and Mrs. Annie Erlendson of Winnipeg, and Mrs. Runa Garrett of Portage la Prairie. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Grace Lutheran Church at Langruth on Thursday, July 24 at p.m.
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Johnson,Archibald Magnus
(October 26, 2000)On Thursday, October 26, 2000 at the Seven Regions Health Centre in Gladstone, Archibald Magnus Johnson, beloved husband ofSveinbjorgJohnson, passed away at the age of 90 years with his family by his side.
Archie, youngest son ofBudvarand Gudrun Johnson, was born November 22, 1909 on the family farm east ofLangruthwhere he was raised along with six older brothers and sisters. On July 12, 1940 he marriedSveinbjorgEirikson(Sveina) ofLundarand they resided on theorginalJohnson homestead where they famed and raised five children. When they retired, they moved to a mobile home inLangruth. There they remained until health problems compelledtheimto consider a personal care facility Since November, 1988 both Archie and his wife have been residents of Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone and were very fortunate to still be together this July to celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Archie wasaveryactive community member. He served as a councillor in theR.M. of Lakeview and was a member of the school board for many years. He was a charter member of theLangruthB.P.O.E. and maintained an interest in lodge activities, even in later years. He was a staunch supporter of Glace Lutheran Church, serving many years on the church council. In his retirement, Archie was an active member of The Happy Gang, a seniors' club inLangruth, and served on theSeniors' Regional Committee.
Archie was a very caring, compassionate man. Many seniors will remember him for the escort service he provided. He was always available to transport his friends to doctor appointments, funerals, meetings, and on shopping trips. He had a great love for music and was an active member of the Lutheran Church Choir. He will be remembered for his vocal support at community talent shows, especially for his rendition of "Danny Boy". Family was very important to Archie and he was openly proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He was very interested in education and was himself a lifelong learner, passing many hours with a book in hand.
Predeceased by son John Thomas (Tommy); grandson EricRetcherJohnson; brothers Thomas, Jonas andHaraldur, and sister-in- law MargaretHanneson: sisters and brothers-in-law Kristen (Harry)Sigurdson,Ingibjorg(Bill)Lundal, andJonina(Gudmunder) Magnusson, sister-in-lawSteinaPetersen and husband Archie; brothers-in-law EricEirikson, GerriEiriksonand JohnEirikson; he leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wifeSveina, children Harold (Sandy) Johnson of Illinois; Doris (Asgar)Sigurdsonof Lakeland; Kelly (Phyllis) Johnson of Alberta, and Joey (Lydia) Johnson ofLangruth; grandchildren and great grandchildren Alana (Cris) Burns,Sveina,Signey, andSoley, Kristen (Shane) O'Neil, Kelli, Jesse and Allison; Wendy (Tom)Coppock, Kelly,Cutlei, and Riley; Dean (Norine) Johnson, Samuel and Owen; Marine (Darin) Lind; Nicole Johnson; Peggy Anderson, Bradly, Samantha, and Kristen;Einar(Karen)Sigurdson, Erik; JenniferHochbaum(KenyCapenter),Alir, Maggie, and Josh; Kevin (Kim) Johnson, Breanne; Chris Johnson,SabrinkTrevor Johnson and friend Jennifer Scott; Patty Johnson, and many nieces, nephews cousins, and friends.
Funeral service was held in Grace Lutheran Church,Langruthon Monday, October 30, 2000 at 2:00 pm with PastorIngthorIsfeldofficiating and PhilipThordarsonpresiding at the organ. A Community Choir was in attendance. Congregational hymns were "in The Garden", "Softly and Tenderly" and "Nearer My GodToThee." At the request of the family, PastorIngthorsang a special song in Icelandic. In attendance and performing a graveside ceremony were members of the Elks Lodge. Pallbearers were Alan Magnusson Art Johnson, Robert Thompson, GordonMcInnes, LeonardSigurdsonand DennisSigurdson.HonouraryPallbearers were grandsons DeanJohnsondEinarSigurdson, Kevin Johnson, Chris Johnson, Trevor Johnson, and Bradley Anderson.Honouraryflower bearers were granddaughters WendyCoppock, Marine Lind, Nicole Johnson, Peggy Anderson, JenniferHochbaum, Alana Burns, Kristen O'Neil, and Patty Johnson. Interment followed in the Big Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church,Langruth, Manitoba,ROHONO.

JOHANSON,CLIFFORD Cliff Johanson, aged 85, passed away on March 14, 2017 at the Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg. Cliff was born on December 16, 1931 in Langruth, Manitoba, one of nine surviving children of Johann and Birgitta Johanson. Cliff is survived by Lois, his beloved wife of 61 years; daughter, Lisa Bowman (Bruce); granddaughters, Lindsay, Hilary and Colleen and sister-in-law Marian, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Joe, Bjarni, Ole and Steine, and sisters, Bea, Laura, Sarah & Helga. From a very young age Cliff was fascinated with airplanes and flying. He obtained his pilot's license in his early twenties and joined the Federal Department of Transport in 1953 as an Air Traffic Controller. He progressed through the ranks and was ultimately promoted to the position of Deputy Administrator, Central Region; the position that he held when he retired in June 1983. Cliff was also an eager student and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Manitoba. After retirement Cliff and Lois lived in Sweden from 1983 to 1984, where Cliff attended the University of Stockholm. Cliff was especially proud of his Icelandic heritage. On returning home from Sweden he and Lois settled in Gimli, Manitoba and spent many happy years there on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. In his leisure time he enjoyed, curling and golf and was an avid hockey fan. He also greatly enjoyed visiting Lisa and Bruce and his three granddaughters, Lindsay, Hilary and Colleen in Calgary. Lois and her family would like to thank all of Cliff and Lois's friends who helped during a difficult time, with special thanks to Terry and Heather Brownlee and Pat Savoie. The family also wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude to the staff on the second floor at Golden West Centennial Lodge for their tremendous kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army. In keeping with Cliff's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 20, 2017

Johanson,Mary Grace
Mary Grace Johanson - (nee Anderson) - Grace Johanson passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie, MB at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bjarni Johanson and parents Charles and Mary Anderson. Grace is lovingly remembered by her children Marlene (Kelvin) Cooper of Medford, New Jersey; Diane (Valdie) Jonasson of McCreary, MB; David Johanson of Gladstone, MB; along with 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Grace was born November 27, 1919 in Langruth, MB to parents Charles and Mary Anderson. On October 26, 1938 she married Bjarni Johanson in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She assisted her husband in their store and with Auto Pac. Grace enjoyed teaching Sunday School, and CGIT in the United Church and was involved in the 4-H Club in her community of Langruth. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:00 am at McKenzie United Church in Portage la Prairie, led by Rev. Phyllis Thordarson. Interment took place at Lakeland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers as expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Grace?s memory to Lions Prairie Manor Foundation, 24- 9th Street SE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3V4. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com857-4021 Published Saturday, December 5, 2009 in The Central Plains Herald-Leader0

Johnson,Elsie Nettie (Slywchuk)
On Friday, February16, 2018 at the Portage General Hospital, Liz passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at the age of 80 years.
Elizabeth was born Elsie Nettie Slywchuk on June 3, 1937 in Rosthern, SK. Upon graduation from Wadena, SK in 1955, she moved to Winnipeg, MB where she attended teachers’ college in 1955-56. This led her to begin her 37-year teaching career in Langruth, MB where she met and later married Arthur Lloyd Johnson. Together they raised one daughter, Lisa.
Liz was respected and admired by all who knew her, including the numerous students who had the privilege of learning and maturing under her care. Surely, if you were to ask any of those past students, they would tell you that she was a dedicated but tough little lady who expected that same dedication and respect from her students.
Throughout the years, Liz and Art were avid gardeners. She with her many flowers; the two of them with their abundant vegetable gardens - never a weed or a crooked row to be found. Unfortunately due to health issues, Liz’s time in the garden had to come to an end but the pickles, relishes and jams were still lovingly produced.
Liz loved the outdoors and the summer sunshine. Many will remember the years of camping and companionship at Hollywood Beach with family and friends. However, Liz could be found traveling back to town daily to make sure the garden was tended to and harvested. Then, it was back to the beach to prepare the evening meal for the family once Art would arrive after a long day in the hayfield.
Always an avid and expert baker, you would never find Liz without fresh cookies, tarts or cakes to share with family, friends and the community when called upon. Art can attest to the fact that she was skilled in the kitchen as she was always encouraging him to finish his plate and never finishing hers so he could have just a few more bites.
Her love of crossword puzzles continued even throughout her latest stay in the hospital as she and Art would tackle the daily Free Press puzzle as a team – him with the answers to the puzzle to provide clues if by some odd chance, she was unable to come up with the answers on her own.
Family was very important to Liz with frequent visits with Lisa, Gerry and one of the greatest joys in her life, granddaughter Kelsey. Kelsey could often be found in Langruth, spending time with her grandparents participating in all aspects of their lives and loves and looking upon them both almost as second parents and certainly her first best friends.
All who knew Liz would attest to her stubbornness (which her family lovingly related to her Ukrainian heritage) and determination. This is what brought her back home to Art in 2016 following a lengthy and difficult stay in the hospital. With Art’s dedication by her side daily, she was able to stay at home until sadly during this last hospital stay, she was no longer able to overcome her health issues.
Liz was predeceased by her parents Emily Wasko and Peter Slywchuk as well as stepfather Valentine Wasko. She leaves to mourn, her devoted husband Arthur of 58 years; daughter Lisa; son-in-law Gerald and the apple of her eye and other love of her life, granddaughter Kelsey; three brothers Ed (Rita) Slywchuk, Mike (Nadyne) Slywchuk and Dan (Barb) Wasko and families; brothers-in-law Allan (Joanne) Johnson, Roland (Shirley) Johnson and sister-in-law Linda Hanneson (Bob Smith) and families.
Donations may be made to:Manitoba Lung Association

Johnson,

Elizabeth "Betty" Rak
January 21, 1938~June 10, 2021(age 83)
Our beloved Betty passed away on June 10, 2021. She was raised in Langruth, Manitoba and came to Calgary in her teenage years.
Betty was a force of nature. Hardworking, vibrant and energetic, generous and kind, with a great sense of humour. She was the best mom, sister, auntie, friend and grandma. Betty could do anything. She could whip up a 3-piece suit on her sewing machine, re-upholster a couch, bake and cook the most delicious food, and pitch a no-hitter, all while keeping a spotless house. Oh, and do you need to build a deck? She could do that too. She liked reading, gardening, doing all kinds of puzzles, researching her Icelandic heritage, going for walks, finding the best deals, and playing bridge with her group of buddies.With her husband Al, Betty loved to socialize either at home, out at restaurants or Stage West, as well as travelling to Hawaii or Mexico. In recent years she met George, who was a constant companion and provided great love and support.
Betty was predeceased by her husband Al Rak; her brother Bill Johnson; her sister Vera Rennie; and parents Frida Johnson-Henning and Thomas Johnson. She will be enormously missed by her children, Lani Thompson (Al Crow), Tom Thompson, and Keri Rak (Mike Leach); Al's son Travis Rak (Kara); granddaughters Willow and June; and by her partner, George Lane. Also missing Betty will be her brother Bud Johnson (Judi); sister Lilja Carson (James); and her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Evan J. Strong Funeral Services (5502 2 Street SW) at 1:00 pm.
Many thanks to the staff at Garrison Green as well as Units 32 and 71 of Foothills Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to either the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Johnson, Eric Jacob

Born: December 10, 1927
Place of Birth: Langruth, MB Canada
Death: April 28, 2015
Place of Death: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Occupation: Salvage Warehouse Manager
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing
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Johnson, Frank Peter

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and best friend on Saturday, December 14, 2002. He was born on November 21, 1911 in Langruth, Manitoba and predeceased by his loving wife, Marion (Ronnebeck) of 58 years, his parents, Ellen and Albin Johnson as well as sisters Myrtle, Christina, Vivian, Julia and Ethel and brothers Gus, roy and Einar. 'F.P' as he was fondly referred to is survived by his daughters Carol (bud) Hall and granddaughter Melanie (Brad) alco*ck and great grandson William and Sue (stu) Barber and granddaughters Holly (bill) Isfeld and great grandchildren Krystianna and Liam all of Kenora and tara barber of Thunder Bay, sons Warren (emmy) Johnson and grandson Matthew of thunder Bay and Brent (doris) Johnson and grandchildren Brandon and Kayla of Dryden. Uncle Syke will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
Moving to Kenora during the 1930's he joined his brother-in-law, the late Frank Noseworthy, in establishing a trucking business. Upon returning to Kenora after his WW11 overseas RCAF service, he began a 34 year career with the Department of Highways (MTO) retiring in 1974 as an operator instructor and safety supervisor. Mom and Dad owned and operated Johnson's Cabins on Rabbit lake for may years. Frank was a long time member of the Royal Canadian legion Br #12 and the Masonic Lodge Pequonga 414. an avid bridge player, curler, hunter, fisherman, unwavering sports fan and was a very supportive participant of the Central Community Club. He was affectionately referred to as the Pied Piper, Paw Pumphouse, Poppa (John) and (GG) Great Grandpa by his adoring grand and great grandchildren. Dad was a humble person who will be remembered for his strength of character, dedicated work ethic and independent spirit.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, 1:30 p.m. december 19th at the Brown funeral Home & Cremation Centre. In lieu of flowers a donation in Dad's memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family extends their gratitude to the Pinecrest staff for their warm and loving care of Dad over the past three years.
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial Service
1:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 19th, 2002
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
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Johnson,Marjorie Gudbjorg

Born in Big Point, Manitoba on Apr.17,1917
Departed on Apr.25,2015 and resided in Calgary,AB.Service:Private Service
With heavy hearts, the family of Marjorie Johnson announces her passing on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 98 years. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Mel; her 11 grandchildren, Paul (Rhonda), Steve (Kim), Kathy (Triston), Blaine, Doug, Rhonda, Brad, and Shari; her 6 great grandchildren; her sister, Linda and her 3 step-brothers, Allan (Joanne), Roland (Shirley), and Art (Liz); her sisters-in-law, Vera and Jean; as well as numerous family and friends. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Palmi Johnson; sons, Edward and Stanley; 6 brothers and sisters; and parents, Maria and Hallgrimur Hanneson. Funeral Services will be held in Langruth, Manitoba at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at the Peter Lougheed Center and Santuari Hospice for their kindness and compassion. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 238, Langruth, Manitoba, R0H 0N0.
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Johnson,Marjorie Gudbjorg
Born in Big Point, Manitoba on Apr.17,1917
Departed on Apr.25,2015 and resided in Calgary,AB.
Service:Private Service
With heavy hearts, the family of Marjorie Johnson announces her passing on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 98 years. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Mel; her 11 grandchildren, Paul (Rhonda), Steve (Kim), Kathy (Triston), Blaine, Doug, Rhonda, Brad, and Shari; her 6 great grandchildren; her sister, Linda and her 3 step-brothers, Allan (Joanne), Roland (Shirley), and Art (Liz); her sisters-in-law, Vera and Jean; as well as numerous family and friends. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Palmi Johnson; sons, Edward and Stanley; 6 brothers and sisters; and parents, Maria and Hallgrimur Hanneson. Funeral Services will be held in Langruth, Manitoba at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at the Peter Lougheed Center and Santuari Hospice for their kindness and compassion. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 238, Langruth, Manitoba, R0H 0N0.

Johnson, Melvin(Mel) Dennis
JOHNSON,

Melvin Dennis "Mel" - July 2, 1941 - August 13, 2016 After a battle with cancer, Mel Johnson passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the age of 75. Mel was born in Gladstone, Manitoba to Palmi and Marjorie Johnson and was raised in Langruth, Manitoba. He worked doing what he loved for many years as a truck driver before retiring in 2000. He was also a licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic. Mel belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose and the Royal Canadian Legion - Jubilee Branch #286. In his retirement years, he loved going south as a snowbird to Yuma, Arizona for five months a year. He will be dearly missed by his sons Paul and Stephen (Kimberly); daughter Katherine (Tryston) Barclay; their mother Margaret Johnson; grandchildren Ryley and Cooper Barclay and Rachel and Daniel Johnson. Mel was predeceased by his brothers Stanley and Edward. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion branch #286 (5-1107 33 Street NE, Calgary) on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth, MB on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The family would like to thank the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre Unit 47 for their kindness and compassion. Also a special thanks to Mel’s dear friend and caregiver Lorraine Nielson for taking such great care of him while he was going through his cancer treatment. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Mel, please visitwww.choicememorial.com.
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Johnson, Pauline

(May, 2000)Sincere sympathy to Robert Thompson and his brothers and sisters on the death of their aunt Pauline Johnson ofLundar.She was 104 and taught school in this area of Big Point in 1936 and 1937. She retired from teaching in 1961 inLundar.
Attending the funeral on May 1 were Robert Thompson and sister-in-law Vera Thompson of Portage la Prairie, Rena Arksey and Blanche MacLeod andRunaThorsteinson.

Johnson,Sveinn

Sveinn was born Monday November 24th 1919 at Bolungavik, Iceland. He and his family moved to Canada in 1924, settling in Winnipeg for a short time. The family then moved to Langruth Manitoba where he ranched until 1951; at this time he moved to Kinosota Manitoba and continued ranching.
Sveinn moved to The Pas in 1969 where he began work in the construction industry. In 1970 he started working as a Power Engineer at Frontier Collegiate in Cranberry Portage until his retirement in 1984.
It was in Cranberry Portage that the confirmed bachelor would meet the love of his life, Irene Gaboury, whom he wed in 1973. He lived there until 2009 at which time he moved back to his roots, settling in Gladstone, Manitoba.
Sveinn enjoyed fishing, cribbage with his cronies, and loved to garden.
Sveinn entered into rest, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Portage District General Hospital, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba at the age of 93 years.
Sveinn is survived by six nephews, John (Alice) Thordarson of ON, Clifford Thorsteinson of Westbourne, Stanley (Sharron) Thorsteinson of Portage la Prairie, Dennis Thorsteinson of ON, Tom Thorsteinson of BC and Robert Thorsteinson of Portage la Prairie as well as many great nephews and nieces; Children Denise (Cyril) Craig of AB, Joyce (Terry) McLennan of Cranberry Portage and Dennis (Evelyn) Gaboury of Alexander as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Irene; his parents Sveinn & Johanna; twin brother Sam and sister Runa.
In keeping with Sveinn's wishes, cremation took place and a service of remembrance to celebrate Sveinn's life was held Monday, February 25, 2013, 2:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Cranberry Portage, Manitoba with Rev. Paul Bringleson presiding. Music ministry was provided by Rochelle Rydberg.
Honorary Pallbearers were all Sveinn's family and friends.
If friends so desire, donations tot he Cranberry Portage Legion Hall, General Delivery, Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, R0B 0H0, would be appreciated by Sveinn's family.
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Johnson,Victor "Vic" Dallas
1 mars 2018Posted onMarch 2, 2018
MWO (Retired) RCAF
Editor in Chief – Airforce Magazine (1991-2012)
Thursday March 1, 2018 at the age of 76. Son of the late Maude (née Hutchison) and Victor Sr. Johnson. Beloved husband of Margaret (née Howie) and loving father to Keith (Myla) and Tracey (John Izzard). Proud grandfather of Lawrence, Phillip, Shayleen, Lindsey, Tara and several great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Keith (Ruth), Earl (Melody), Leifur (Margie) and Lawrence (Becca). Will be dearly remembered by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Gravesite Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, followed by a reception in honour of Vic will be scheduled and announced.
In memoriam donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, the RCAF Association Trust Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Victor Dallas Vic Johnson 1 mars 2018

Jonasson, Bertha

Bertha passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023 at the Gimli Community Health Centre, at the age of 94.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Jon, daughter Lynn, son-in-law Henry, her special nephew George, parents Hallur and Vilhelmina Johnson, siblings Florence, Helen, Lily, Edward and Einar, as well as Jon's parents and siblings.
Bertha is survived by daughter Sigrid (Dave) and son Ragnar (Donna), George's wife Doreen; grandchildren Warren (Karmen), Diana (Corey), Stefan (Melissa), Heidi, Jon, Shawn (Cortney), 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Bertha was born in Langruth, on June 17, 1929 and later moved and grew up in Vidir. She married Jon on October 20, 1951 and they lived and farmed in Arnes and ran the Jonasson's General Store for 21 years.
Amma enjoyed her grandchildren, often playing music, baseball and cards (the grandchildren always won).
Mom was an avid gardener, reader and knitter and has left us with a stack of warm wool mitts.
Mom was happy to have been able to stay in and care for her own home all of her life.
The family would like to thank the Interlake Eastern Ambulance personnel and the wonderful staff at the Gimli Community Health Centre.
At her request, cremation has taken place, there will be no formal service and a private interment will take place.
Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.
Published by Gilbart Funeral Home on Jul. 24, 2023.

Jonasson, Thidrick "Ralph"


1945 - 2022
The family sadly announce the passing of our beloved husband, Dad and Afi, Great Afi, Brother-in-law, Uncle and Friend at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba on Friday November 25, 2022. He was 77 years young.
Ralph was born in Winnipeg on March 16, 1945 and was raised on a farm in Big Point District. He went to a one room school, Big Point School for Grades 1 to 8 and for Grades 9 -12 he went to Langruth High School. He married Margaret (Soos) on December 29, 1962 and they were one month shy of celebrating 60 years together.
Ralph took his teacher’s training “Normal” School in Winnipeg, along with his Bachelors of Education and Science. He taught at various schools in Winnipeg and within the Pine Creek School Division until the fall of 1969 when he started at MacGregor Collegiate as a Science teacher. He was involved in the sports at the schools along with his children’s sport’s teams. He enjoyed the time spent helping out in a variety of roles in MacGregor from beekeeping in the summers, teaching driver`s ed, to being an attendant on the ambulance and volunteering with seniors groups.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Margaret and his children, Lawrence, Ryan (Mary), Jennifer, and their families. His family was most important to him. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Ralph will be missed by all whose paths he crossed with memories that live on forever in their hearts.
The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview Personal Care Home for the kindness and compassion they showed Dad over the past 4 years.
The family will celebrate Ralph's memory in private.
If family or friends so desire, donations in the memory of Ralph may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, 930 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0P8 or online at www.cmha.ca or to the Westman Region of CMHA, 1233 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0M1 or a charity of one's choice.
Family and friends are welcome to a leave a condolence message or just say “Hello” on Ralph’s tribute wall on www.brockiedonovan.com. You may also share a story/photo directly to [emailprotected].
Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral and Cremation Services, (204) 727-0694.
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Jorgenson,Elfreda

Elfreda Winnie Jorgenson (nee Olson) Nov. 20 1923 to Dec. 5 2016. Elfie passed away peacefully on December fifth at the age of ninety three. She is missed by son Gowan and her many loving relatives and friends. Be at peace Elfie, and keep on smiling. There will be no memorial service as per her wishes. Flowers gratefully declined.
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Kerr, John David


Peacefully, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Gladstone Health Centre John passed away at the age of 87. John Kerr was born November 6, 1929 in Gladstone, Manitoba. He attended school at Palestine SD No.17 and continued on to complete some high school in Gladstone.As a young man he was member of the A.O.T.S. group, a member of the united church, a leading actor in several plays with the Young peoples group, as well as a hardball pitcher of the Palestine district ball team. John helped his father on the farm developing a deep love of the land.
He married Florence Nicholson Sept 20, 1952 and they settled on the Family Farm near Gladstone SE 16-14-11.In 1956 a flash flood caused John, Florence and family to move to Grandview where John then started as a brakeman for the CN railroad. In 1957 the family moved to Dauphin to live with Florence’s parents, Sidney and Margaret Nicholson. In 1958 with their 3 children they bought a house located at 102-7th ave NE in dauphin, MB where in 1960 John began carpenter work with McMunn Brothers.
Soon after in 1965 with their 4 children the Kerr Family returned to Gladstone where John accepted a contract with the Gladstone Co-op building RTM homes.He went on to farm his own land completing his first harvest with #1 wheat and malt barley as well as building homes in Plumas, Langruth, and Gladstone which kept him very busy.In 1970 John joined the Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department where 8 years later he was voted Fire chief and was a member for 25 years.In 1971 John & Florence were blessed with their 5th child and had firmly planted their family roots in the town of Gladstone.He was very involved in the community, always there to lend a helping hand or give advise when asked, a truly strong, hard working and respected man by everyone who knew him.Over his many years in Gladstone he did numerous renovations, built many of the homes and some buildings in and around the area. In 1991 John produced his last wheat crop and sold the farm located SE of town.John was an original founding member at the Third crossing museum, a member of the Legion Branch 110 for over 35 years, he was part of the Gladstone curling club and an avid golfer & member of the Gladstone Golf Club. He had many accomplishments, all of which we are so proud and In 2010 he received the Community Service Award for years of dedicated service and enrichment of community life in Gladstone.
John, with a twinkle in his eye, was a humble, honest man who loved to tease with a unique sense of humour. He loved to spend time outdoors and always made sure everything and everyone was taken care of. John was a dedicated husband of 64 years to the love of his life, a loving father to five children who are all proud to call him Dad and a highly respected and honoured man throughout his Life, A true Pillar of Steel.
John Kerr lived by the values he believed in as a father with a firm loving hand that guided his family through the years with love, honour, respect, dedication and hard work.
Predeceased by his parents: David Llewelyn and Mary Florentine (MacLean), brothers: Howard, Lorne (Irene), Ronald (Joyce), and sister: Grace Poersch (Edgar), Infant siblings: Neil, Mary, and Helen, nephews: Kelvin and Kenneth Kerr.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Florence of 64 years, Daughters: Sharon (Glen Hall), Daphne (Lloyd Hall), Colleen, and Geraldine, son: Kimberly (Kathy), grandchildren: Christine, John, Stephen, (Sabrina), Patricia (Leandro), Catherine, David, Andrew (Aletha), Leigh, and Michael. Great-Grandchildren: Liara, Sarah, Havana, Creole, Madison, Dominic, Gabriel, Donovan, Autumn, Jude, and Greyson.

Irish Blessing
May you always have
walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain,
a tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

Charitable donations may be made to:Gladstone United Church

King,Wayne "Bud" Philip
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Philip “Bud” King of Cypress River, MB, at the age of 98 years old on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at his final home at The Tiger Hills Personal Care Home Treherne, MB
Wayne (Bud) King was born at home on February 18, 1924 with the local midwife attending. He was the 6th of 7 children. His parents were Emma and Ezra King who migrated to Canada from the USA to homestead in the southern community of Big Beaver Saskatchewan.
Once Bud grew-up he went to school in Regina SK and became a welder. Upon returning to his home, he married Eunice Fister in 1945. They were married in Montana as they lived only a mile from the US border. Bud and Eunice later went on to have 3 children, Greg, Leanne and Todd.
Bud and Eunice moved to Langruth MB when Greg was a baby, to work with an uncle on his farm. Bud eventually bought his own farm a few years later and raised cattle and grew grain. In the winter, he commercial fished on Lake Manitoba. However, he also had various jobs to supplement the family income such as grader operator and school bus driver.
In 1966 he took the job of grain manager of the Federal Elevator in Cypress River. Once that company closed, he worked for the provincial Fisheries in the fish hatchery and restocking Manitoba lakes. A few years later he was approached by Patterson Elevator to buy grain for them in Cypress River. He loved his work and had wonderful customers with many of them becoming good friends. He always said the move to Cypress River was the best move for him and his family. Once he retired, he worked summers with Greg in his business and wintered in Arizona.
When Eunice passed away in 2012 Bud moved into the Cypress River Lodge where he lived until 2019. He enjoyed his time there and enjoyed the good meals and wonderful staff at the Drop-in. When he lost his leg, he moved into Treherne Personal Care. There he recovered and learnt to walk with his prothesis. He loved his time there with very caring staff.
Bud was always grateful and proud of his accomplishments and his family. He died peacefully with Greg, Leanne and Todd at his side. He will be greatly missed.
Wayne is survived by his sons Greg (Sharon) of Grand Rapids, MB, Todd (Nicole) of Thompson, MB, daughter Leanne (Jack) Fronius of Rockland, ONT; grandchildren Trevor (Sarah), Sandi (Parke), Angela (Moe), Christopher (Desiree), Nicole, Samantha, & Terry Smith; great grandchildren Chase, Carter, Amber, Luke, Emily, Nicholas, & Kennedy, as well as numerous friends and extended family.
Wayne was predeceased by his Wife Eunice, parents Ezra & Emma (Sawin), siblings Marten, Arnold, Grace, Walter, Laura, & Gwen.
A time of visitation will be held November 12, 2022 at 12pm at Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB. A Graveside Service will be held on November 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Glencoe Cemetery, Cypress River, MB with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Following the interment, a reception will be held in the Cypress River Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Memorial donations can be made in Wayne’s memory to the Tiger Hills Personal Care Home, Box 130 Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 or to a charity of choice.
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KLEEMOLA, Henriette Maria -Peacefully, with family by her side, Henriette Kleemola passed away at the Portage District General Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2018 following a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Emil in 1997; son Robert in 2003; son Edward in 2012 and son-in-law Frank Trossel in 2014. Henriette will be lovingly remembered by her children Ted (Norma), John (JoAnne), Allan (Bette), Mariette Trossel, Anne (Orval) Pettit, Mary (George) Laquette and Karen (Darcy) Dick; daughters-in-law Gail Kleemola and Lorrie Kleemola and their extended families. Henriette was born in Petegem, Belgium on April 15, 1926. She was the youngest of four children and the daughter of Achiel De Witte and Emerence Van Nevel. During the war, Mom met dad (Emil) while hitchhiking home after going with her cousin to look for her cousin’s mother in Ghent and attend the two-day Victory Celebration. This was a ride that has lasted a life time. As a symbol of her love for Dad, she continued to wear Dad’s wedding band around her neck up until the time of her passing. Mom and Dad were married on December 22, 1945 in Belgium. She then came to Canada to join her husband and they settled in McGee, Saskatchewan for four years. Dad had to work very hard with Mom’s assistance and eventually they moved to The Lone Spruce Road in Amaranth to break the farmland and make their home. Mom and Dad raised nine children and were blessed with 26 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mom was a very active community member. In Amaranth, she was involved in the start-up of AWAP, Westlake Coop Ltd., and Amaranth Creative Playroom Workshop as well as many other councils and boards – too many to list. When Mom and Dad moved to Langruth, she ran for Council and eventually became Reeve at which time she was determined to have waterworks installed in Langruth. She remarkably achieved this goal and was very proud of this accomplishment as there was a lot of opposition to it. She always had the determination to overcome any obstacles in her way. That was one thing you could be sure of. Another of Mom’s passions was to have a reunion in Langruth as the population was aging and she suggested there be a celebration for the 75th anniversary. Mom was an avid and willing volunteer and fundraiser with Terry Fox being her charity of choice. She was the organizer, biggest fundraiser and actively participated in the Terry Fox Run for the Langruth area for many, many years. She was very honored when she was able to meet Betty Fox. After Dad’s passing, Mom enjoyed many years of traveling with her children, grandchildren and friends. She was able to make a number of trips back to her native Belgium to see and spend time with her family. She went on a number of tropical vacations to escape the harsh Manitoba winters as well as bus trips, one of them being to the East Coast where she voyaged to so many years ago. She enjoyed these trips immensely and on her arrival home, she always had scraps of paper with names and phone numbers of new friends she had met along the way. She tried to keep in regular contact with most for as long as she was able. This was also a time before Internet social media and good old letter-writing or phone calls were the only means of maintaining regular communication. She did eventually get a computer at which time she had many so-called power struggles with and sad to say but the computer often was the winner. Mom loved visits and spending time with her family and friends. She still loved to dance and play tag or chase her great-grandchildren around the house. Also, many hours were spent playing cards (horserace or crib), doing jigsaw puzzles and word-search. The family would like to thank Dr. Kinnear and the staff on medical unit for their wonderful care – also for the concern and compassion shown to the family during our difficult time. Thank you also the homecare staff who so lovingly helped care for mom in her home. A time of viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Henriette’s memory to the Terry Fox Foundation, 150-8960 University High Street Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y6. A tree will be planted and cared for byMCKENZIES PORTAGE FUNERAL CHAPEL.www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com204-857-4021

Klein,Alfred

In the early morning hours of Sunday December 13th, 2015 with family at his side, Alfred Emil Louis Klein peacefully left us.
Alfred was born in Langruth Manitoba on Sept 21st, 1924, and passed away in Ste Rose Dec 13th, 2015. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley, parents Fred and Helga Klein, sister Vala Olafson and brother in law Kari Olafson and brother Konrad Klein.
Alfred leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many fond memories; his children Sherry (Ernst) Gruhle, Vernon (Kim) Klein, Dale (Tamara) Klein, Glenda (Kevin) Corrigal, his grandchildren, Stephanie Gruhle, Brittany Klein, Alyson Gruhle, Chanel Klein, Frannie Klein, Michael Corrigal, Taylor Corrigal,Cody Simmons, Jesse Simmons & Tristan Vandepoele. .
His great granddaughter Anastynn Klein and great grandson Lincoln Simmons
His nieces Connie (Tony) Quaglia, Joan (Melvin) Podaima and nephew Glenn (Natalie) Olafson.
His sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Margaret and Ragnar Erlendson, and Wayne and Evelyn Taylor.
His nieces Darcy (Grant) Rudolph, Stacey (Wade) Gislason, Nephews Marty (Karen) Erlendson, Brad (Stacey) Erlendson, Greg Erlendson, Cory (Patricia) Taylor
Alfred was born on Sept 21 in 1924, he was the eldest of 3 children. He was born in Langruth, and grew up in Lonely Lake. On July 16, 1960, he married the love of his life, Shirley Taylor.
Alfred was a commercial fisherman, he started as a young man and continued fishing into his 80’s. He loved fishing and shared many stories of the fish camps of his youth. After marrying Shirley in 1960, he also took over the family ranch in Lonely Lake, and ranched there until 1988, when he and Shirley moved to Ste Rose.
Alfred was an avid sportsman, he enjoyed and excelled at baseball and golf. One of his proudest accomplishments was being inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, as a part of the Chatfield 1952 to 1959 baseball team.
A celebration of Alfred’s life was held on Saturday December 19th at 2 PM in the Ste Rose De Lima Church, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB under the auspices of the United Church of Canada. Rev. Steve Wilson officiated. Active pallbearers were Marty Erlendson, Brad Erlendson, Vince Wilkinson, Reagan Wilkinson, Cory Taylor and James Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Olafson, Greg Erlendson, Ernest Breland, Jerome Bass, Tristan Vandepoele.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations in Alfred’s memory may be madeto the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home c/o the Prevost Foundation, Box 60, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB, R0L 1S0.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home and the McCreary Personal Care Home for the excellent care Dad received.
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Knight, Muriel (RUBY)
1926-2022
Ruby was born May 9, 1926 in Langruth, Manitoba and passed away in Wetaskiwin on August 21, 2022. She is predeceased by her father and mother, William and Elizabeth Knight; siblings and spouses, Constance (Connie), Dave Porter, Bradley (Brad) and first wife Maimie, second wife Shirley, Marguerite (Rita), Duane (Bud) Arnott, William (Bill) Janet; one niece, Michelle (Shelly) Knight. Ruby grew up, went to school and started her career as a stenographer in Regina Saskatchewan. In 1950 she moved to Edmonton, Alberta to take a position as stenographer and later office manager at the architect firm of Rule, Wynn, Rule from which she retired in 1980. Ruby loved sports of all kinds, especially golf and curling, both of which she participated in well into her retirement. She also had season tickets to the Edmonton Eskimos football games. Ruby joined the Royal Canadian Airforce Reserve in 1953 and worked with them as a mobile equipment operator, a clerk and personal administrative operator. She received her commission in 1960 and retired a Major in 1971. Ruby was a lifetime member of the #418 squadron association in Edmonton. She will be remembered for her positive and cheerful personality and will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews and all who knew her. Graveside service and interment will take place in Westlawn Memorial Gardens, 10132-163 street, Edmonton on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.
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KOVACS,Mary Elizabeth
KOVACS, Mary Elizabeth - On Sunday, January 24, 2010 Mary Elizabeth Kovacs passed away peacefully at the Portage District General Hospital. Mary was born February 22, 1931 in Langruth, Manitoba. She went to school at North Lakeland and farmed with her parents. They raised sheep and later cattle. She liked horses and the cattle. She also enjoyed embroidering and gardening as well as her flowers and all types of birds. In earlier years, Mary travelled to St. Emeric?s Church with her family and in later years went to the Amaranth Catholic Church. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Kovacs; her sister Helen; a sister at the age of 2 months; her niece Margaret and her brother in law Ernie Wilcott. Left to mourn her passing is her nephew John Wilcott of Vancouver, B.C and cousins. We would like to extend our thanks to Doctor Howden, and the doctors and staff at the Portage General Hospital. Prayers will be held on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm at Clarke?s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Amaranth with Father Roy George Vazhaplankudiyil officiating. Interment will take place at St. Emeric?s Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Jim Bohm, Anthony Czeranko, Ernie Wilson, Gary Hill, Ernie Soos and Wayne Olson. Clarke?s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.comPublished Saturday, January 30, 2010 in The Central Plains Herald-Leader0

Kubb,Margaret

(Hare) passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord on January 8th in Maple Ridge, B.C, at the age of 100 years. Mum was born June 1st, 1916 to Voctoire Demarais and Frank Hare. She was raised by Ellen and Andrew Spence. As a young woman she was employed by Mrs. Billy O’Neill at the Amaranth Hotel. She married Edward Kubb in 1939, living both in Amaranth and Sandy Bay and later in Langruth. Mum and dad raised 11 children, in Sandy Bay and Langruth. They retired to Vancouver, Lower Mainland in 1978. They enjoyed their retirement in Surrey until 1992 when Dad passed away. In approximately 2011 Mum moved into care at Baillie House in Maple Ridge where she was well taken care of. Mum is survived by all 11 children, 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren . Service to be held January 16th at 1:00pm at Our Lady of Angels in Amaranth, Manitoba, followed by interment at Langruth Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the Langruth Community hall. In Lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.
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Kuhn, Elsie

Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on February 20th, 2015 at Portage General Hospital.
Mom was born on March 5th, 1925 to John and Emma (Boyd) Jones at their home near Austin, Manitoba. Her sister, Nellie, followed 17 months later.After leaving the farm, the family moved to Austin where the girls attended high school. Mom’s first job was at a general store in Austin. At age 18 Mom chose to enroll in a summer course that, once completed, allowed her to teach On Permit. After one year at Great Carlton School, Mom decided to alter her career path, and began working at the Bank of Montreal in MacGregor. She remained at the bank until her marriage to William Kuhn in October of 1952, when her life as the wife of a Hydro man began.Dad’s employment took them to Ashern, Lundar, Stonewall, and finally Westbourne where they started a family and built their first home. Once both of us were in school, Mom and Dad purchased a general store in Langruth (Bill’s Red &White, later Bill’s M&M). After the sale of the store, Mom worked at the Portage Co-op in the Housewares Department until her retirement. Mom was a talented business person, putting in many hours helping to make the store a success. She also assisted Dad in his many other business ventures by keeping the books. Theirs was a true partnership, both in family and in business.
In 1962, we moved into our new home along the banks of the Whitemud River. Being a non-swimmer, Mom was terrified that we would fall in and drown. Her solution was to organize Red Cross Swimming Lessons. Each summer, for several years, scores of children had the opportunity to learn to swim, a source of lifelong pride for our Mom. 4-H was also a big part of our lives, and she was a leader for many years. A highlight for her was chaperoning a group of teenagers on a train trip to Nova Scotia.
Mom was a long-time member of the Langruth Branch of Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxilliary. She worked on various committees and held the position of Secretary for many years.
Due to failing health, Mom and Dad moved to Centennial Apartments in Gladstone in 2001, where she continued to reside until her passing.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, our Dad, and her brothers-in-law Lionel Wright and Jack Lloyd. She will be greatly missed by, her son Doug (Julie), Corey (Shai) and Maddison, Carrie (Mike Salter) and Sydnee; her daughter Gayle; her sister Nellie and family; and her sister-in-law Helen and family.
Mom was an independent woman with a strong sense of purpose. She was loving and generous, always putting her family before herself. Although Mom is no longer with us, she left us with a wealth of memories and a legacy of love and laughter.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Mom’s life will be held on Saturday, July 4th at 1:30 PM at the Austin Cemetery. Refreshments and a time of remembering will follow at the Austin Drop-In Centre.

Charitable donations may be made in Elsie's memory to the following organizations:
Central Plains Cancer Care Services
318 Saskatchewan Avenue E., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 0K8

Norhtwest Handi Transit
Box 757, Gladstone, Manitoba R0J 0T0

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LASSON, IAN CONRAD

On Monday, September 27, 2004 at the Portage District General Hospital, Ian Lasson, youngest son of Ed and Helga of Portage la Prairie (formerly of Langruth),passed awayat the age of 34 years. Funeral arrangements are pending. A tree will be planted and cared for in memory of Ian by McKenzies Portage FuneralChapelwho are in care of arrangements. 857-4021 www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com

LASSON, Iona
Iona Lasson Suddenly on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Mb we lost the love and joy of our lives, when our wife and mother Iona passed away. She will be deeply missed by her husband Louis of Portage, son Tim and daughter-in-law Carol of Winnipeg, and daughter Deb and son-in-law Mark, grandson Scott and fiance Kelsey of Victoria, B.C. Also her brother Wayne and sister Avonna, brother-in-law Ernie and sisters-in-law Noreen, Bev, Brenda, Sharon, Adrienne and numerous nieces and nephews. Iona was born at Oak Lake, Manitoba and following high school, attended Normal School in Winnipeg, following which she taught in the Pine Creek School Division for thirty seven years. Iona and Louis resided in the Langruth area for forty years before retiring to live in Portage la Prairie. Mom loved to do crafts, ceramics, gardening and puzzles, but she especially enjoyed time with her family. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Herman Prior Centre, 40 Royal Road N., Portage la Prairie with a reception to follow. If friends so desire, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Ron Moffit Memorials Published Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in The Daily Graphic0

LASSON, Josephine (Fina) Gudrun (nee Lindal) -After a brief stay at Seven Regions Health Centre in Gladstone, Fina passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 22nd at the age of 96. She leaves to cherish her memory sons Ed (Helga) Lasson and Frank Lasson; grandsons Dale, Rob and Bryan Lasson, and daughter-in-law Marsha Lasson; sister Svava Cumber (Bert) of Winnipeg; sisters-in-law Alice Lasson of Portage and Bertha Teward of Kelowna, BC along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Lasson; parents Frida and Carl Lindal; brothers Bjossie, Soffie and Vinnie Lindal; son Joe Lasson, grandson Ian Lasson, infant granddaughter Katherine Yvonne Lasson and granddaughter-in-law, Cheryl (Dale) Lasson. She was born on January 4th, 1914 in Markland in the municipality of Coldwell near Lundar. At the age of 5 months, she and her family moved to a Langruth farmstead, then later into town. In her younger years, she worked at her father's butcher shop - Grandma always said her job was to stir the blood to keep it from curdling. This would later be used to make a favorite Icelandic delicacy: blomur/slautur (blood sausage). She was remembered as being very athletic in her high school days, a highlight for her being a chance to skate with Earl Doell, a local professional figure skater. On November 25, 1939 she married Joseph Lasson of Langruth. Joe and Fina started their own farm where she remained for 71 years until the last weeks before she passed. In the earlier years (all with three little boys underfoot) it was not unusual to see her preparing three meals a day for a thrashing gang of anywhere from 15 to 25 workmen during the harvest. Fina was known for her musical abilities and her strong faith in God. She was baptized and confirmed in the Grace Lutheran Church where she took over playing the organ in her teen years after her father passed away. Later in life, she sang in the choir and served several positions on the church council and ladies auxiliary. One of her other favorite pastimes was knitting which occupied her during the long winter months, making dozens of beautiful layettes, sweaters, mittens and booties donated annually through the Red Cross. She was blessed with good health for the majority of her days with the exception of a debilitating bout of rheumatoid arthritis which resulted in multiple stays in Winnipeg's Rehab Hospital in the 1960's. Although she recovered, she later had to give up her knitting and her duties as organist which we know she dearly missed as years passed. Her faith and her home were the most important parts of her life; any time she would go away for a visit, she would not settle until she had comfortably returned to her farm. Her passing marked the end of an era and generation of Icelanders in the Langruth community and she will be dearly missed by those who loved her. Memorial Service was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth on Wednesday, December 29th at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Phyllis Thordarson officiating. As cremation has taken place, a private family interment is being held later in the spring. Eldest grandson, Dale was urn bearer and honorary pallbearers were Norman Arnason, Jim Bohm, Garry Hill, David Huyber, Mark Ingimundson, Joe Johnson, Roger Leclerc and Asgar Sigurdson. Family and friends gathered at the Langruth Community Hall following the service. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Langruth Grace Lutheran Church. CLARKE'S FUNERAL HOME, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.com9758715

Lasson, Joseph Konrad

JOSEPH KONRAD LASSON In loving memory of Joseph Konrad Lasson who passed away on November 2, 2004. This day was the 36th wedding anniversary of Joe and his wife Marsha. Joe left to be with the lord with his two sons, Rob and Bryan holding his hands and his wife beside him at his home in Langruth, Manitoba. Joe fought a courageous battle with cancer after being diagnosed in June of 2004. Joe was born in Winnipeg on December 4, 1942. He grew up and attended school in the Langruth area. Once finished his school he worked on Lake Winnipeg with Fisheries, in a mine in Ontario and at the Aggasiz Correctional Centre. He then continued his education in the field of carpentry at the Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. Joe married his wife Marsha on November 2, 1968. After living in Brandon and working with Powell Construction for several years, Joe, Marsha and their newborn son Rob moved back to Langruth, where he started to farm. Shortly after, Joe's other son, Bryan, was born. Joe and his family continued to reside in Langruth and farmed in the area. Joe has had many battles with medical illnesses through out his life. Once diagnosed with cancer, Joe underwent two rounds of radiation therapy. Through out this treatment, Joe continued to maintain a positive attitude and remained strong for his family right up until his passing. The cancer was first diagnosed in the brain. Further testing showed that the cancer had originated in the esophagus. There was little doctors were able to do by the time this was diagnosed. Joe was a family oriented man who enjoyed spending time with his wife and two sons. Joe had no desire to go on far trips and holidays, he enjoyed accommodating his boys to go fishing and hunting. He felt his yard was the most beautiful place in the world and needed not to go anywhere else. There was always a welcome feeling at the Lasson home for family and friends. Joe cherished his beautiful yard and home which he enjoyed caring for. He took pride in the cattle he raised and loved his pet dogs and cats. Joe had a talent for woodworking and mechanics. He leaves behind numerous hand-made crafts that are in many homes in the community. Joe was very proud of his two sons who both became members of the RCMP. He enjoyed visiting them at their postings, learning about their careers and meeting their co-workers and friends. Joe leaves behind his wife, Marsha, his sons, Rob and Bryan, his mother Fina, his brothers, Ed (Helga), and Frank, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks from the Lasson family goes out to Ed and Gloria Ross of Portage, Sheila Olson, and Leonard and Heather Arksey of Langruth. These people aided in the care of Joe throughout this difficult time. Thanks to the staff of CancerCare MB. and the HSC Neurological Centre. A funeral service will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November. Pastor Ray Willms will be officiating with an interment to follow at the Big Point Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Seven Regions Palliative Care, in care of Box 374, Gladstone, MB. ROJ OTO, or to Cancer Care Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB. R3C 9Z9. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
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Lasson, Marsha Eunice (nee Duffin)

With heavy hearts and in loving memory, Marsha Lasson passed away on June 18, 2020 at the Portage Hospital. With a friendly "hello, how are you" and a smile on her face she courageously battled a number of medical illnesses including cancer. She was a fighter and determined to overcome her struggles. Despite enduring pain and discomfort, she never let her illness stop her from enjoying her flowers, friends and family. Marsha was born in Winnipeg, MB. on May 16, 1947 to Bob and Leila Duffin. She was the oldest of five sisters (Marilyn, Claris, Gwen and Lori) and grew up on a family farm near Lakeland, MB. Marsha went on to complete nursing training and married Joe Lasson in 1968. She was a very caring, dedicated nurse who worked in various roles over the years in Portage, Brandon and Gladstone. In 1974, her first son (Rob) was born. Shortly after, Marsha and Joe moved back to Langruth, MB. to start farming again while Marsha worked at the Gladstone Hospital. In 1976, Marsha's second son (Bryan) was born. Over the years Marsha and Joe worked to create a beautiful country home and "park" like yard filled with flowers, trees and gardens. It was here that they raised their two sons while enjoying the small things in life. Marsha would spend hours manicuring her yard and was often seen riding her lawnmower or in her flower gardens. Marsha and Joe loved each other dearly as they spent time together walking around their beautiful property. Marsha enjoyed her dogs and cats while appreciating every season on the farm and the wonders of nature. She was a dedicated mother, wife, friend and nurse. She is remembered for her pure, crisp, polished white nursing uniform as she was so proud to be a nurse and help others. Marsha opened her home to new people in the community and to those in need. She graciously and generously gave it all to make other's lives better. Marsha supported and encouraged her two sons with all interests and endeavours. She was amazingly proud of them for joining the RCMP. Marsha and Joe travelled to all their son's various work locations. Here she enjoyed learning about the communities they served and meeting all their new co workers and friends. Upon retiring from nursing, Marsha started a hobby business selling cutlery. Marsha and Joe would travel to different venues to market the cutlery where they met numerous new friends. Sadly in 2004, her loving husband Joe passed away. In 2007, Marsha moved from the farm to Portage where she was adopted by a second family namely Clarence and Nicole Spence. Marsha fell in love with their children, Cameron and Liam, and acquired a beautiful relationship. In 2019, her grandson Joe was born. Marsha was so happy to be a grandmother. Her grandson brought special happiness to Marsha during her last few months of life. A true blessing. Marsha always spoke of how she loved her neighbours and how fortunate she was to have them. She greatly appreciated their friendship and everything they did to assist her. Marsha was a beautiful person. Her positive influence and wisdom is felt by so many. She will be missed deeply. Marsha is now reunited with her husband Joe in heaven. Heartfelt appreciation and thanks goes to all the staff at the Portage hospital and specifically to Dr. Finney. Your care and compassion for Marsha was extraordinary. Memorial donations can be provided to Manitoba CancerCare Services. Celebration of Life will be held at Island Park, Portage on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm.Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor
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LINDAL, Bjorn Valtyr Bjossi

- Son of Holmfridur and the late Carl Lindal, Bjossi was born at Langruth, August 31, 1915. He attended the town school. On September 17, 1941, he enlisted. After training at Winnipeg, Man., and Esquimalt, B.C., he joined the Armed Merchant Crusier, Prince Robert, engaged in Pacific patrol. Later Bjossi entered convoy duties in Aleutian Islands under U.S. Navy Command. In March, 1943, he went overseas and was stationed ashore in Scotland. Later he served as helmsman aboard the Canadian destroyer Chaudiere, which was on escort and patrol duties in the English Channel, Bay of Biscay and North Atlantic. Before hostilities ceased, he volunteered for Pacific service and took special training. He returned to Canada as a crew member of the destroyer Chaudiere, and received his discharge as an Able Seaman on December 10, 1945. (Source: "A Tribute to the Soldiers and Pioneers of the Langruth District", published 1950)
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Magnusson,Allan John

Allan John Magnusson, 78, left on his eternal journey on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba after a lengthy illness.

He was born on September 17th, 1934 in Winnipeg to Gudmundur Magnusson and Jonina (nee Johnson). Allan grew up on the family farm and attended school in Langruth, Manitoba.

Allan married Barbara (nee Foster), of Harcus, Manitoba in 1958 in Langruth. They were happily married for 55 years. Allan had been an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church since 1968, and had enjoyed coaching both hockey and baseball for Roblin Park Community Centre. He had been employed by Taillieu Construction for 42 years, retiring as an Estimator in 2000. Allan maintained a hobby farm in Langruth and a Lake Manitoba cottage until 2008. He also took particular interest in his grandchildren's activities, regularly attending their events.

Allan was preceded in death by his father Gudmundur Magnusson and mother Jonina of Manitoba; grandparents Bodvar Jonsson and Gudrun Tomasdottir, of Arnessysla; Jon Atli Magnusson and Gudbjorg Hjaltadottir of Strandasysla, all of Iceland.

Allan is survived by his wife Barbara; his sons Bradley (Michele) and Leonard (Marilyn); his daughter Maureen Campbell (Ron), all of Winnipeg; his sister Dorothy Koss (Ed) of Calgary, sister Haraldine Webb (Robert) of Manitou; brother James Magnusson of Langruth, sister- and brother-in-law Marie and Alex Ross of Winnipeg; grandchildren Krista Magnusson (Jean- Claude De Clercq); Stuart and Georgia Campbell; Cole Magnusson; great-granddaughter Hannah and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Dr. Joshua and Dr. George, as well as the excellent nursing staff of 3 South of the Grace Hospital.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Gloria Dei Building Fund.
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Mantyka, Elsie Marie

Elsie Mantyka passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Elsie was born on November 8, 1929, in Griffin, and lived in her family home in Weyburn until her final days. She was predeceased by her first husband, Michael Mack; second husband, Nick Mantyka; parents, Floyd Barker and Elsie Marie (Forseth) Barker; siblings, Lenora, Laverne, Marion, Lena, Lloyd, Elmer, Clarence and Ken; grandchildren, Trent Mack and Annette McFadden and great grandson, Ayden McFadden. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Michael (Lynn) Mack of Regina, and children: Lori (Mel) Miller and family, Adrian and Alicia; Michael Mack and his family; daughter, Myrna McFadden of Weyburn, and children: Norm (Ronda) McFadden and their family: Nikki and Renee; Trevor McFadden and daughter Justine; Karrie (Clay) McFadden and daughter, Kailyn; Tanya (Marlon) Kwochka and their family, Tyler and Jami; Tobi (Jeff) Erb and their family, Kyle and Jerred; daughter, Elinor (Allan) Carlson of Saskatoon, and children: Amanda (Marc) Carlson and their family: Chloe and Brigitte; Lisa (Solomon) Batcho and son, Desmond; son, Craig (Marla) Mack of Calgary, AB and children Brady and Haley Mack and Braden and Mackenzie Gotte; son, Darcy (Lorilee) Mantyka of Calgary, AB and daughter, Olivia; sister, Leona (Leonard) McElderry of AB, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. In her early years, she lived and went to school in Fortieu and Langruth, MB and later moved to Quill Lake and Halbrite, SK. She was raised on the family farm with many daily chores to do such as milking cows, feeding chickens and geese; bringing the cattle home at night as well as getting their turkeys out of the trees and chasing them home to the chicken coop. Elsie loved to attend dances and was very social. Her dance card was usually full. Throughout her life she was a hard worker and instilled that quality in her five children. She put her family first and always offered her opinion even if it wasn’t asked for. Elsie was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. Her children always rushed home when they knew she was baking bread, buns and fritters. She loved to grow vegetables in her garden and had a yard full of beautiful flowers attributed to her green thumb. In her later years, gardening was her favorite past time. She would only water her flowers with rain water and made many trips with her buckets of water. She was also an avid Blue Jays fan. Elsie loved to visit and tell stories of her early days growing up and used great one liners. One she used to say years ago was: The only running water she had was the water she ran in with and she ran out with. She had a great sense of humor and loved to tease her grandchildren. Her family loved her dearly and she will be fondly remembered for her amazing wit, sense of humor, infinite wisdom and her ability to call a spade a spade. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel Weyburn 306-842-5432.

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McINNIS, Thomas Gordon

With great sadness, the family announces that Gordon passed away peacefully on December 11, 2011. He leaves to mourn his partner Freda Olafson, children and grandchildren: Melvin (Sofia), Thora, Signy (great granddaughter Aleesha) and Inga; Carol Anne (Brian), Danielle, Adam; Joni and Regan; Gwen (Neal), Kyle; Neil (Kim), Caitlin, Bryn; sister Janice; sister-in law Kris Laxdal (John); Svava Simundson, nieces, nephews and many cousins, all of whom were very special to Gordon. Predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Gudrun (nee Skulason); parents Arthur and Victoria and step-father Valdi Valdimarson; in-laws Jonas and Hrund Skulason; sisters and brothers in-law Sigrun and Jack Jonasson, Herman and Thor Skulason. Gordon was born in Ione, Washington, May 1, 1932. At age 11, he and his mother returned to her home near Langruth, Manitoba. He received his Diploma in Agriculture in 1953 from the University of Manitoba before returning to the farm where he met the new school teacher. Gordon and Gudrun married in 1955 and settled into farm life on the Valdimarson homestead where their five children were born. Gordon loved farming and the sense of community Langruth provided. He always enjoyed reminiscing about his life in Langruth and is fondly remembered by that community. Although Gordon never really left the farm, the family moved to Virden in 1966 when he began his career with the Farm Credit Corporation. Being off the farm opened a whole new world for Gordon and his family. With the company of new friends and neighbours the family took up skiing, snowmobiling, water skiing and camping. While maintaining his 160 acre hobby farm, Gordon and his family moved to Brandon in 1974, where he continued with FCC, until his retirement in 1988. Retirement gave Gordon time for his passion - people and getting to know them. He talked to everyone with genuine interest and especially enjoyed the company of his grandchildren and "extended" grandchildren - Heather, Theresa and Rodney Thordarson; Freda's grandchildren Nikolas, Anna, Erik and Krista. Gordon wanted his children and later on the grandchildren to try everything and supported their many endeavours including music lessons, sports and post secondary education. He was definitely their biggest fan! Gordon's travels gave him even more opportunities to reunite with friends and relatives. It wasn't uncommon for him to make many stops en route to his destination to visit with folks and share some laughter. Gordon was proud of his Icelandic and Scottish heritage and enjoyed his travels there. Gordon was very community minded; he was involved with the Elks for over 50 years; the Icelandic Canadian Club and Meals on Wheels. Over and above supporting local and international charities, he was very generous with his time and resources to family and friends. After the passing of Gudrun, Gordon was fortunate to meet Freda Olafson. Freda's company enriched Gordon's life and gave him the opportunity to extend his family, getting to know Freda's children, grandchildren and siblings. They enjoyed many of the same interests - dancing, playing cards, travelling and socializing. Freda brought tremendous joy and comfort to our family; it was a pleasure to see the love and affection they shared. The family wishes to thank the staff at both the Assiniboine Centre and HSC for the care and compassion they showed to Gordon during his stay. A special thanks to friends of the family for all their support and acts of kindness during this difficult time. Celebration of Gordon's life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm. A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gordon may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9; Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd, Brandon, MB R7B 1E1 or charity of your choice.

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MCNEILL, Helga (nee Johanson) -

Age 97, passed away May 17, 2016 at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, Mb. Helga was born October 28, 1918 near Langruth Mb. as one of 9 surviving children to Johann and Birgitta Johanson. She spent her youth on the Johanson family farm in the Hollywood S.D. near Langruth. She helped her mother with raising some of her siblings and performed the usual household chores typical of the time on a family farm. Always interested in sports she played softball, and later curled, bowled and golfed. Helga took her teachers training at Normal school in Winnipeg and taught school in the Hollywood S.D. and at Valley River school near Grandview, Manitoba. At the latter she met Raymond McNeill of Grandview, whom she married on August 17, 1942 while Raymond was in the RCAF stationed at Dauphin, Mb. Son Rene was born while they lived near Dauphin where Raymond taught school at Wilson River. About 5 years later they moved to a farm at Langruth where Raymond farmed and taught school. Daughter Denise was born while they lived on the farm. After a few years on the farm the family moved into Langruth where Helga and Raymond resided until they retired to Neepawa in 1976. After Raymond's death in 1984 Helga moved into an apartment complex in Neepawa where she resided until age 90 before moving to the Victoria Landing retirement residence in Brandon and ultimately to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Helga is survived by her son Rene (Linda), daughter Denise (Bill), grandson Tyler (Jaclyn), brother Clifford and sisters-in-law Lois and Marian and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Joe, Bjarni, Ole and Steine, and sisters, Bea, Laura & Sarah. Cremation has taken place and interment at the Neepawa cemetery will occur at a future date.

Moore,SiggaC.

It is with great sadness that her family announces Siggas death at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 6, 2001. She was 89 years old. Sigga was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Moore (1973). She is survived by her children, David Moore and his wife Gerd, JoAnn Collins, Loreen Rymes and her husband Donald; her grandchildren, Robert and Kenneth Moore, Barbara Jane and Jeffrey Collins, and Christopher and Andrew Rymes; her brothers, Tom, John, Francis and Robert Johannson; and her sisters, Blanche McLeod, Rena Arksey, and Louise Groom; and many other treasured friends and relatives. Sigga devoted her life to serving others in the communities in which she lived, Langruth, Flin Flon, Montreal, Galt, Falconbridge, Toronto and Cambridge. She was a proud member of the Timothy Eaton Memorial Community Service Group, especially the mending group, the Icelandic Club of Canada, the Mining Women and I.O.D.E. On Friday, August 17, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. a memorial service to celebrate her life took place at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto. The Rev. Dr. Jean E. Hunnisett officiated. In her memory, her family is suggesting donations be made to INASMUCH, an organization to raise the standard of living of underprivileged people throughout the world, a charity Sigga loved to support. INASMUCH: Mr. B.H. Geary, Treasurer, 3131 Bridletowne Circle 1402, Scarborough, ON, M1W 2S9, or a charity of your choice.

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Mutcher,Orville Frederick

1931-2010
Peacefully on August 17 at the Poseidon Care Centre, Orville Frederick Mutcher of Winnipeg passed away. Orville was predeceased by his beloved wife Vera and his parents Ben and Rose Mutcher and sister Josephine. He leaves to cherish his memory his family Herb (Liz), Francis (Marie), Dean (Laurel Anne), several grandchildren, great grandchildren and a large extended family. Orville came from a large family with 13 brothers and sisters: Kay (Harry), Dorothy (Albert), Bernice, Kenny (Sylvia), Marie, Clarence (Margaret), Otto (Eileen), Josie (Tony), Betty, Larry (Delores), Frank (Jo-Ann), and Gordon. He was close to his family and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
Orville was born March 24, 1931 at Pembina municipality in Manitoba. He grew up in the Manitou area, moving later to the Langruth area where he farmed. Orville later moved to Portage la Prairie where he was employed by the Province of Manitoba. After he retired he and Vera moved to Winnipeg.
Orville enjoyed watching baseball, cooking, country music and together with Vera collecting salt and pepper shakers. He loved the farm life and enjoyed family gatherings. Orville was a member of the Grace Lutheran church in Langruth and in Selkirk at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. We will remember him as a kind hearted and patient gentleman.
A memorial service will be held on Friday August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gilbart Funeral Chapel in Selkirk with Pastor Terri-Ann Mattiasson officiating. Interment of ashes will take place prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. at the Selkirk Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Orville’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
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Olson, Rev. C. J.

Lutheran Leader In West, Dies – Rev. Carl J. Olson died Monday at Lutheran hospital, Columbus Nebraska. He organized nine Lutheran congregations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and served parishes at Gimli, Selkirk and Flin Flon, MB as well as Seattle, Washington and several districts in Saskatchewan. For several year, he was district manager of London Life Insurance company at Brandon, and was associated with the British and Foreign Bible Society. Born in Minnesota, MN, in 1885, he graduated from Gustavas Adolphyus college and Chicago Lutheran seminary before coming to Canada in 1911. Survings are his wife Laufey, two sons, Carl, Jr. of Winnipeg and Robert of Ottawa; two daughters, Margaret of Winnipeg and Mrs. Lillian Love of Ottawa. Funeral service was Wednesday at Columbus. A service will be held in Selkirk Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with rev. S. Olafson officiating assisted by Dr. R. Marteinson. The following history of the Big Point settlement was presented at the 100th anniversary celebration in 1994, by Sigga Johannson Moore. The celebration was held at the site of the original Big Point Hall, "Herdubreid Hall", 3½ miles East of Langruth, Manitoba, where a Cairn commemorating the original Icelandic settlers was placed that year. Lutheran Congregation (Herdubreid sšfnudur) In 1906, the Herdubreid congregation came into being. Before that time, (Rev.) Sera Oddur Gislason had ministered at intervals. By 1912, they had built a manse in Langruth (cost of $1,250). They called Sera Bjarni Thorarinsson as a full time pastor. Following him, Sera Carl Olson who was minister in Gimli, came to preach occasionally. It was a rule of thumb that when you had lived through 13 Christmases, you must be confirmed or take your vows. Through the Sunday School, the children were prepared. Then a minister came for a week and had all day sessions with the confirmands. They were tested on the catechism, Bible verses, hymns and general knowledge of the Bible. Then followed the Confirmation Service, with the girls all in white, the boys in suits and ties and a very serious day it was. In turn, each person took 3 vows, e.g. "Do you deny the devil and all his works?" Communion followed and you were a member of the Lutheran Evangelical Church. In 1917, Sera Sigurdur Christopherson came to serve the congregation of 200 members. The first Chairman of the board was J—n Thordarson, 1906-1916, followed by çgœst Eyolfson and Finnbogi Erlendson. Halld—r Danielson was Secretary and Bjarni Ingimundson Treasurer. The name Herdubreid came from a distinct and isolated mountain in central Iceland. Later the name was changed to Grace Lutheran. The people of Big Point gave their full support to the building of the church in Langruth. The cemetery is less than a half mile south of where the Hall stood. Funerals were carried on in Icelandic fashion. The body remained in the home till a box was built. (Later the coffin came from Portage la Prairie by train.) The laying out of the corpse was done by a few special friends. The funeral service was in 3 parts - 1) Hœs-kvedja- "House-parting" a service of farewell where the deceased had lived, 2) open casket and full service in the Hall, 3) the committal in the graveyard. A nearby neighbor would likely invite the bereaved to their home for coffee. Quite frequently complete strangers chose to be buried in this Icelandic cemetery. It made no difference - the neighbors would come to the assistance of the bereaved to make them as comfortable as possible.
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OLSON, Stanley peacefully on November 21, 2004 in Surrey, B.C. Stan was born on
September 11, 1916 in Langruth, Manitoba. He served in the RCAF during WWII. Stan worked
for Eaton's in Winnipeg, Manitoba for almost 40 years before retiring and moving to B.C.
He was a quiet, gentle man who was admired by all who met and knew him. Stan is survived
by his wife Lillian of 59 years; 2 daughters Linda and Judy; 4 grandsons Scott, Clint,
David and Eric; 6 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. He was predeceased by his 7
brothers and his granddaughter, Carrie. Following cremation, interment will take place
in Langruth, Manitoba with immediate family. "Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and
remember what peace there may be in silence."

Olson, Wanda May
Wanda surrendered to her 9 year battle with cancer with family by her side on Saturday, September 23. 2017 at the Seven Regions Health Centre, Gladstone. She was born on June 23, 1963 at the Morris General Hospital, daughter to Lillian and the Late Connell Olson. Wanda grew up and started her life and education in the Langruth and Gladstone area. Wanda and her first child, Jamie started their life together in Souris, MB, then made the move to Winnipeg, where she managed a department with Princess auto. In 1994 she came home for the reunion where she met Elmer Spence. They started their family in May of 1996 with first daughter Cheyanne and then in March of 2003 Shaelyn was born.
Wanda found the Big Ridge family early in 1995. She took great pride and cherished everyday there, as well as the many people she met over the years.
She leaves to cherish her memory Elmer; two daughters Cheyanne and Shaelyn and baby Drake of Amaranth; son Jamie (Belinda) and grandchildren Brett and Saddie of Anola; loving mother Lillian Olson of Portage la Prairie; sisters Anita (Kenny) and Janet (Deveson) and their families. She will be missed by her entire family and many friends. In her final days, Wanda was surrounded by love and support with family and friends and endless love of Aunty Lois.

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PENNER: Irene Edna (nee Emberly) Penner, wife of Henry, passed away peacefully at her residence, Central Park Lodge, Brandon, on Friday, September 1, 2000. Irene was born in Carman, Manitoba February 18, 1923 to James and Edna Emberly. She was predeceased by her parents; an infant son Melvin; step-brother Alfred DeMille; brothers Clarence and Herbert; brother-in-law James Clearwater and John Penner; and sister-in-law Helen Falk. Irene is survived by her husband Henry of almost 54 years; son James and wife Patricia of Winnipeg; daughter Carole and husband Bruce Povah of Kelowna, BC and grandchildren Cheryl, Andrew and Julia; daughter Daphne and husband Dale McMann of Prince George, BC and grandchildren Matthew and Hillary; son Douglas and wife Pauline of Victoria, BC. Sisters: Isabel Clearwater of Portage and Doreen Brown and husband Ken of Ste. Rose du Lac, MB, and numerous cousins also survive. Irene spent the first 17 years of her life on a farm at Roseisle, MB and attended elementary school at Emberly School located on their farm. She graduated from high school at St. Claude, MB. Irene moved with her family to Langruth, MB in 1940, when her father bought the Esso Service station and restaurant, which was operated by her mother and Irene. In 1946 she married Henry Penner who worked for Canadian National Railways and over the years moved several times as his work demanded. They eventually settled in Brandon in 1969. Irene always became involved in every community she lived. In church, she played the organ or piano and taught Sunday school. In her childrens activities in school and any group they became involved in she actively supported them. She was also active in sports such as badminton and curling. Irene loved to watch hockey games or baseball games live or on T.V. She enjoyed her knitting, sewing, crocheting and crafts. In 1955 Irene joined the Order of the Eastern Star which brought her much pleasure and many friends. She served her Chapters well by filling any office she was elected or appointed to. She served as Worthy Matron twice, being appointed to a Grand Chapter of Manitoba office and serving as the Manitoba Representative to the State of Minnesota for a two year term. She enjoyed travelling out of Province to attend Grand Chapter Sessions and to General Grand Chapter Sessions which took her to Toronto; Anahiem, CA; and Seattle, WA. She also attended Chapters in Hawaii on several occasions. In 1998 ill health progressed to a point that she required 24 hour a day care and she was moved to Central Park Lodge. Many thanks to the staff at Central Park on the third floor, and especially Dr. Mary Egan. Thanks to Vern Schneider and staff at Memories Chapel and Lydia Glawson for their personal attention and service. According to her wishes cremation has taken place and the ceremony to celebrate Irene's life will be held at Memories Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday (today), September 5, 2000. Lydia Glawson will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Irene to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 203 - 42 McTavish Ave. E., Brandon, MB, R7A 2B2 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330. Memorials
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, or Canadian Cancer Society

Peterson, David Allan
(July 28, 1999)David Allan Peterson passed away on July 28, 1999 atInvermere, B.C. David was born in 1955 and was raised in his early childhood inLangruth, later moving to Morris and then toInvermerewhere he lived with his family. David leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Carol and two sons, Chad and Devin. He will be missed by his mother AnnabelDenby,andbrothers Glen Peterson,LanyPeterson, DennisDenbyand BillDenbyand by everyone whose lived he touched during his time with us.

PHILLIPS, Lloyd A.
Lloyd was born in 1892 in Bryanston, Ontario and moved to Manitoba at an early age, spending most of his life in Amaranth, Manitoba. Lloyd joined the Canadian Forces in 1916 and served in the 16th Battalion during World War I. He went overseas and saw action in France at Mons and Ypres. Towards the end of the war, Lloyd spent some time in an English hospital with the Spanish Flu and he was discharged in 1919. Lloyd was a member of Langruth Legion Branch 162 before he passed away in 1966.
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PHILLIPS, Ralph W. WWII Ralph was born in 1923 in Amaranth, Manitoba. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1941 and went overseas working as a dietician in an army hospital in England. On D-Day, he went over the Channel and was wounded when the barge he was on was blown up. Ralph was brought back to England to recuperate after which he returned to his previous position of dietician. He was discharged in late 1945. Ralph was a member of Langruth Legion Branch 162 for more than thirty years before he passed away in 1996.

POLSON,ROBERT (BOB)
Together we CELEBRATE the life of Robert (Bob) Olafur Polson, 71 years of age, born in Langruth, MB on August 18, 1936, who passed away on Monday, December 17, 2007 in Pinawa, Manitoba. Bob was predeceased by his Grandparents, Amma Elizabeth Polson, Afi Gustaf Polson, Amma Swava Egilson and Afi Olafur Egilson, after whom he was named. His parents Olaf and Robert Wyatt Polson, an infant brother, Archibald Wyatt, and his wife JoAnne Morrison Polson in 1995, to whom he was married for 40 years and the mother of his four wonderful daughters. He is survived by his present wife Belva Smith Polson, and his family, Robin Henley (Kirk) Cindy Hammond (Grant), Kim Nose (Richard) and Kelly Mack (Gary); his grandchildren, Khristen (Ryan), Megan (Kenny), Lyndsy (Ryan), Michael, Adam, Amanda, Sarah, two great-granddaughters, Joanna and Chloe and stepchildren, Rhonda and Mark Smith. He joked he had waited many years for a son and he and Mark enjoyed a mutual love of the golf course. He leaves to mourn as well, his sister Linda McKay (Bob), nephews, Rick and Rob McKay and many cousins. Bob's grandparents immigrated from Iceland to Gimli and Big Point, (Langruth) Manitoba in the 1800s. He was very proud of his Icelandic heritage, and whenever possible attended the yearly Icelandic Celebration in Gimli where in recent years he was honoured to personally meet the Prime Minister of Iceland, Halldur Asgrimssun, at the annual Sigurdson Flag Raising Ceremony. Bob always challenged life, starting young with his family of four girls to support and raise, enjoying their early years, the community club sports years, their marriages and finally the gentle years with his little people , the grandchildren and great-grandchildren they have given him. He and Belva married in 1998 and purchased a home in Pinawa. Bob retired in July 2000 after 45 years with Midwest Detroit Diesel. He was humbled by the parties and good wishes he received from the people he worked with, the customers and the friends throughout the industry. In his life after retirement he took on new challenges, working for Paul MacIntosh on the farm, revelling in long hours on the swather and driving the big combine, learning all about leaf cutter bees . He enjoyed what he called the idyllic life in Pinawa, snowmobiling, grooming trails, cutting wood, fishing with his happy hour buddies and hours spent on the golf course. He would be seen early in the morning on his scooter, trailering his clubs to the golf course. As a sun worshiper, he felt very fortunate to have enjoyed many winter vacations to sunny spots in Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii and most recently enjoying several road trips to Texas. Since his diagnosis in August 2005 Bob has continued to fight the good fight with a positive attitude and joy of a life he was grateful for, he has wasted not a minute. We extend special thanks to Dr. R. VanGend, Dr. E. Spence, Dr. P. Harris and the thoughtful nursing staff, Connie, Michelle, Cheryl, Susan and Myrna. Service will be held at the Sturgeon Creek United Church at 207 Thompson Drive, Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., a private family interment will follow. Flowers are declined. Please make donations to the Oncology Unit at the Pinawa Hospital. Don't cry because it is over smile because it happened - Dr. Seuss. Goda Nott Elskan Min - There was a Dad who had 4 daughters. Swung them, Spun them, Chased them, Caught them, Hugged them, Loved them, Praised them, Taught them. Oh what happiness they brought him. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca
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Puddicombe, Lucille Margaret
With sad hearts, the family of Lucille Margaret (Paul) Puddicombe wish to announce her passing on March 13, 2012 at the age of 92. She was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Lou was born in Scobey, Montana on September 6, 1919. Lou resided in Manitoba until 1962 when she made her home on Vancouver Island. Her door was always open to family and friends for a meal, visit and a good laugh. We will all miss her and those special occasions! Lou was predeceased by her parents Walter and Myrtle Paul, two husbands, Oral Gunn and Joe Puddicombe, her brother Elvern Sorenson, her grandson Dirk Lee and great grandson Travis Lee. Lou will be sadly missed by her sister Lyla Gardiner, her uncle Raymond Nelson, her sister-in-law Ellen Forsley and her nine children Patricia (Grant) Lee, Margaret (Allen) Ford, Sandra (Neil) Kennedy, Joe Puddicombe, Beverly (Jim) Soos, Bonnie (Rick) Godin, Wilfred (Heidi) Puddicombe, Brenda (Alan) Ranson, Blanche (Raymond) Denechezhe. When you sat down with Lou, she could proudly name and include birthdates of all of her family including grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren which numbered well over 100 and counting. At the time of her passing she was the oldest of 5 generations. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Lou had a special gift for making people feel welcome. Our family would sincerely like to thank all those that sent well wishes and were there (present and in spirit) to support us during a difficult time. We would like to extend a special thank you to Lou’s friend Dale Kethler for all of her care and support. A funeral for Lou was held in Parksville, BC on March 17th, 2012. At this time we would like to inform family and friends that there will be a memorial service and laying of her ashes in Langruth, Manitoba. This date is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later time. If friends and family so desire, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Downs Syndrome Foundation and the Arthritis Society.
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Rinn, Inez
Inez Bonnie Rinn (nee Bjarnarson) of Langruth, Manitoba, born May 21, 1928 passed away at the age of 84 years, November 17th, 2012.
Inez was born to Bjorn "Barney" and Elizabeth "Bunnie" Bjarnarson (nee Polson). Inez received her BA in Science at United College (U of W) and then worked at the Manitoba Cancer Institute. Inez married Ralph Edwards Rinn March 11, 1950. They farmed in Lakeland and raised four children.
Inez taught school during the period between 1961 and 1973 in Amaranth, Miniota, Gladstone and Langruth.
Following Ralph''s passing in 1980, Inez moved to Winnipeg to further her education and subsequently working at the Health Sciences centre in the Cytology Department.
Inez had wonderful memories of travelling with friends and family to China, Europe, and Iceland and across Canada. She also visited Ed and his family everywhere he lived.
After her retirement, Inez returned to her house on the farm in Langruth. Inez was a dedicated supporter of the Grace Luthern Church and the Langruth Seniors, a member of the Natural History Society and Icelandic National League both in Portage.
When Inez wasn''t gardening she spent countless hours at her cabin at Big Point Retreat where her friends and family visited often. In the winter she enjoyed cross country skiing with friends from Glenella.
Inez volunteered for so many things, but especially enjoyed helping the students at Langruth Elementary School.
Inez was predeceased by her husband Ralph and sister-in-law Sheila Bjarnarson. She is survived by sons Charlie (Linda), Jim (Marcia), Edward (Jocelyne) and daughter Louise (Hugh) Blair; grandchildren Christopher, Philippe, Liane Rinn, Denise (Darrel) Delisle, and John and Kristine Blair; great grandchildren Rosalie and Freya Delisle; brother George Bjarnarson and 3 neices Leah (Rob) Malech, Christie and Beth.
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Reed, Gordon David


September 23, 1933~February 6, 2019(age 85)
Peacefully onWednesdayFebruary 6th, 2019at the Portage District General Hospital, Gordon David Reed of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Langruth, Manitoba passed away at the age of 85 years.
Gordon was born onSeptember 23, 1933, son of David and Freda Reed of Flin Flon, Manitoba andlater moved to Riding Mountain where he went to school and met the love of his life Verla Allan. They were married inAugust 1955.
Gordon worked for Manitoba Hydro and as a result moved to many communities over the years eventually settling in Amaranth in 1962. In 1966 Gordon decided to change careers and became an electrician and started his own electrical contracting business. In 1975 he and Verla sold the business and moved to Langruth where they purchased the Langruth Solo Store from which they both retired. In 2007 they moved to Portage la Prairie.
Gordon was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and also a member of the curling club of almost every community he lived in. He also enjoyed hobby farming with numerous farm animals. Gordon was especially proud of his grand children and always enjoyed their visits especially during summer vacations.
Predeceased by his parents and his wife Verla of 52 years. He leaves to mourn his passing his son; Brent (Angie) of Selkirk, granddaughter; Nicole (Patrick) great grandchildren; Lauren, Matthew and Nathan, granddaughter Cheryl (Coby), his son Wayne of Portage la Prairie, granddaughter; Jackie (Sean) great grandchildren; Riley and Jaida, granddaughter; Alana (Dion), great grandchild; Mason, step granddaughter; Vicki, great grandchildren; Connor, Erin and Duncan, step granddaughter; Andrea (Joseph), great grandchildren; Marc and Claire. Also surviving is one sister Eileen Whelpton of Neepawa and one brother Murray (Ada) Reed of Calgary along with numerous nephews, nieces and extended family.
A funeral service will be heldonTuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1:00 pmat the Omega Funeral Home in Portage la Prairie, MB. 83 Royal Road S., Portage la Prairie. Following the service a private family internment will take place.Gordon's family wishes to invite you for refreshments and fellowship at the Omega Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Portage District General Hospital Foundation, 524 - 5th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB.
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ROBB, John WWI John was born in 1893 at Hudson Bay House in Fairford, Manitoba but lived in the Leifur district most of his life. He joined the Canadian Army in the 203th Battalion and went overseas in 1916. He was later transferred to the 44th Battalion and saw action at Vimy Ridge. Private Robb was wounded in April 1917 and he was sent to Belgium where he did guard duty. John returned to Canada in June 1919. He was a member of Langruth Legion Branch 162 for about thirty years before he died in 1982.
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ROBB, William G. WWII William was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1924 but was raised in the Leifur district. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1943 and took his basic and advanced training at Portage la Prairie and Camp Shilo before proceeding to Debert, Nova Scotia and sailing for England in 1944. Private Robb then went to Italy to join the Perth Regiment and was wounded in action that year. The next few months were spent in various field and convalescent hospitals after which William returned to Canada on the Queen Elizabeth and was discharged from service in 1946. He was a member of Langruth Legion Branch 162 for more than thirty years before he passed away in 2009.
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ROBERTSHAW, Norman James
1925 - 2013
Born February 7, 1925 in Langruth, Manitoba; passed away peacefully January 1, 2013 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, June; son, Paul (Julie); daughter, Kori-Ann (Darell); three grandchildren, Britiny, Ashlee and Chelsea as well as his two sisters, Ruth and Marie and many friends. Norman was a veteran ofWWII, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy 1939 to 1945. Later he became an elevator constructor for 28 years with Montgomery/Kone Elevator and retired to Oliver/Penticton for 21 years. He loved to fish, hunt and woodwork and was also an avid gardener. He also enjoyed involvement with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133. He will be especially remembered for his keen and witty sense of humour and strong lust for life. We will truly miss you and we love you. May you rest in peace. A Celebration of Norman's Life will be announced in the spring.

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Robertson, Heather
Heather Robertson, also known as nee-Ka-nee pinay see Kweh, which means Leader – Thunderbird Woman, passed peacefully after a courageous battle with breast cancer, at home with family by her side, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the age of 53 years.
Heather is survived by her mother, Dawna Robertson; sister Sharon (Arthur) Officer of Winnipeg, Manitoba; nieces Brenda (Colin) Friesen and Ashley Officer; grand-nephew Dexter; as well as Aunt Barbara of Brandon, Manitoba, Aunt Shirley of Calgary, Alberta and Aunt Gwen of Parry Sound. She was predeceased by her father John Bruce Robertson in 2001.
On January 19, 1962, Heather was born in Glenboro, Manitoba to John Bruce Robertson, who was born in Calgary, and Dawna Marie Robertson (nee Smith) who was born in Toronto, Ontario. Heather graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1986 with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and went on to earn her Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Certificate in 1994. After graduation in 1986, she moved to Little Grand Rapids, and in 1988 Heather moved to Langruth, Manitoba and taught at Isaac Beaulieu Memorial School, Sandy Bay First Nation for 26 years.
Aside from teaching Heather loved to travel, go camping, and watch theatrical performances. She was in some ways still a child at heart and took great pleasure in the simplest of tasks such as playing with children, both in and out of the classroom. No child under Heather's care went without a birthday cake, and a birthday gift, and no child at Christmas went without a toy and a bag of treats.
A Celebration of Heather’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the Sandy Bay First Nation Complex, 110 Main Road, Marius, MB, with Fr. Jose Cabral, presider. A reception will follow and all are welcome to attend and celebrate Heather’s life.
The family would like to thank all those in the Palliative Care Community Program for their effort, care and dedication. Also thanks to God's angels on Earth, Lynne Stevens, Norma Nelson, Rina Roulette, Lisa Brinkworth and Angie Brinkworth. Also all of Heather's friends and co-workers.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Heather’s name to the Isaac Beaulieu Memorial School, at Sandy Bay First Nation, Box 108 Marius, MB R0H 0T0, care of Norma Nelson. A trust/scholarship/memorial fund will be arranged at a later date. Heather’s estate will also be donating a rather large sum to this fund.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 204.586.8668. For those who wish to sign our online Guest Book please www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
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Roulette, Camille
(Dec, 1999?)Buried atLangruthCemetery

Schaldemose,Ethel J.
Mrs. Ethel J. Schaldemose passed away December 2, 1984, in Winnipeg. She was born March 17, 1906 in the Icelandic settlement near Langruth, Manitoba. Ethel was the daughter of Einar Isfeld and Jónína Þorkelson who emigrated to Canada from Iceland before the turn of the century. Ethel was one of twelve children and was brought up in Langruth district (Big Point) where she also received her education. Ethel moved to Winnipeg where she worked for a brief time before meeting and marrying Johann Hannibal Schaldemose September 28, 1928. Jóhann was born January 4, 1905 near Winnipegosis. They resided in the Icelandic part of Winnipeg (West End) until moving to East Kildonan in 1950 where theylived all these years. All her life, Ethel was very devoted, not only to her immediate family but all her and Jóhann's relatives. She was blessed with three children of which two now mourn her. Beverley Lewis, Victoria, B.C. and Einar David in Winnipeg. Gary Ágúst predeceased her in 1969. His widow, Annette, who always was very dear and close to both Ethel and Jóhann, lives in Winnipeg. Ethel is also sadly missed by three sisters, Sara; Thora and Ann and three brothers, Harry, John and Luther, all in Manitoba. Grandchildren are Kimberley, René, Kelley, Lisa, Tracy and Jennifer and many great grandchildren. The funeral was held at the First Lutheran Church. Rev. John Arvidson officiated. Ethel was laid to rest in Greenacre's Memorial Park. E.D./J.Th.
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Schneider, Everett
(April 20, 2002)
EVERETT WALLACE SCHNEIDER On Saturday, April 20, 2002, Everett passed away at the Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie, MB at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Pearl on December 13, 1992; and one brother Robert on August 27, 2000. Everett was born January 3, 1919 in Saskatchewan. In 1932 he moved to Langruth with his parents Ed and Magdalene; one sister Leona; and three brothers, Bob, Gerald, and Willard. He joined the army in 1942, and was a wireless and gunner operator in the tanks. He was in combat in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, returning home in 1946. Everett married Pearl Werstuik on June 4, 1949. He worked at the Big Grass Marsh Muskrat Ranch and from there in 1955 went to work at the Lakeview Community Pasture. He became good friends with Mr. and Mrs. P. OConnor and their son Raymond, who has been a loyal friend of Everetts. In 1959, Everett bought a farm in the Hollywood District. He and Pearl farmed till 1974 when they both retired to Langruth. After his wifes passing and due to his failing health he moved into the Lions Prairie Manor in August, 1999. Everett was a member of the Langruth Legion No. 162, and the Kinosota Game and Fish. Left to cherish his memory is his sister Leona Carson of Portage; her daughter Audrey (Larry Blaylock) and family Sheri, Lori; and one great-nephew Aidan; brothers, Willard of Gladstone, and Gerald (Marion) and their family, Donald (Sharon), Jason, and Christopher; Barbara (Bob Clarke) and family, Stacy and Jeffery of Saskatchewan; sister-in-law Elsie Isfeld of Portage; niece Phyllis (Bill Hanneson) and family Sean (Lauren), Alix and Jordan of Winnipeg, Lee (Billie), Camryn of Lakeland; nieces, Irene Smorang of Winnipeg, Helen Kania and family, Derrik, Sandra and Darren of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Mammie Ponuik and her family, Sharon and Ivy of British Columbia, and many cousins. Sincere thanks to doctors, nurses and staff from Lions Prairie Manor, you were his extended family. Thank you Erin Hannah for being there. Everett loved the time with you and you will always be remembered as his good friend. Thank you to neighbours and friends for all the visits and phone calls. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church, Langruth, MB. Clarkes Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 24, 2002

Schneider, Robert Jacob
(Aug 27, 2000) Suddenly on Sunday, August 27, 2000 at his residence, Robert Jacob Schneider of PortageIaPrairie, passed away at the age of 77 years.
He leaves to mourn his passing his oldest sister Leona (Bill) Carson of Portage; brothers, Everett Schneider of Portage, Gerald (Marion) Schneider of MooseJavSaskatchewan and Willard Schneider of Gladstone, Manitoba; two nieces and a nephew with their families.
Robert, son of the late Ed andMagdeleneSchneider ofLangruthwas born October 2, 1922 at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. He attended school atLangruth, Manitoba. He enlisted to serve his country on January 6, 1943, training at Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie and Camp Borden before going overseas departing from Halifax in July, 1943. After a refresher course in England, he was posted to the 28th British Columbia TankRegimantarriving in France in July, 1944, with the Fourth Division. Bob served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, where on April 12,1945,he was wounded and was in the 11Oth British Hospital. From there he was moved to a holding unit in Holland with the Fort Garry Horse,thenposted back to England, sailing for Canada on July 28, 1945 on the New Amsterdam. He was discharged on December 11, 1945.
Bob then farmed in theAirdaledistrict until retiring to Portage. He was a member of theLangruthBranch of the Royal Canadian Legion #162. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the family plot in the Lakeland Cemetery,Langruth, Manitoba.
A tree will be planted and cared for in memory of Robert at Evergreen Memorial Gardens byMcKenziesPortage Funeral Chapel whoareentrusted with the arrangements.

Scott, DaisyKristjana
(October 19, 1999) On Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie, DaisyKristjanaScott (neaHelgason) passed away at the age of 89 years. Cremation has taken place and interment of the cremains will follow at a later date with immediate family attending a graveside service.
Daisy was born December 29, 1909 in Winnipeg. She attended school at Grass River District near Waldersee and in Winnipeg. In 1928 Daisy was employedby T Eaten Co,, as a mail order clerk where she worked for nine years. On October 9, 1936, Daisy married George Scott and they moved west ofLangruthtotakeoverher father's ranch near Big Grass Marsh. George and Daisy worked side by side on the farm for more than five decades. Daisy had fond memories of the farm animals that became her pets, including her collie dogs, calves and orphaned lambs.
George and Daisy and sister Violet moved toLangruthin 1950 to allow their daughter to attend school. At this time, they continued to operate the farmin the marsh and Daisy began renting out rooms for boarders. Daisy's house became a gathering place for her sister Violet's music students for morethan 25 years. Daisy was active in theLangruthcommunity, was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, served on Church Council and was amember of the Lutheran Ladies Aid,LangruthCommunity Hall Committee,LangruthOrder of the Royal Purple andLangruthCurling Club. Daisy supported all community teas and fundraisers.
Daisy's life revolved around her family and the house in town became the meetingplace for all special family occasions. In Daisy's view, any family get together was special and plans for a full course meal were made as soon as she knew family were on their way. Of course, she and Violet kept the freezer stocked with baking to have on hand for these occasions. The grandchildren and great grandchildren always felt welcome at Grandma's house. George, Daisy and Violet especially enjoyed having neighbours over for coffee and the frequent visits with their sister Helga and family from Winnipeg.
Daisy's hobbies included an ever-growing ornament collection and a large flower and vegetable garden. She was an avid participant in theLangruthFall Fair for many years. Daisy and George shared an interest in sports and together they would watch baseball and hockey games ontelevison. She and George also spent a lot of time watching the family at sporting events and 4-H achievements, also providing rides to and from activities.
In 1995, George, Daisy and Violet moved to Westbourne First Crossing Courts. Daisy appreciated the kindness of neighbours and the Home Care staff during her stay in Westbourne. In December, 1996, Daisy became a resident of Lions Prairie Manor in Portage and she resided there until her passing. During her time at the Manor, Daisy enjoyed many activities, visits from friends and family and the kindness and loving care shown to her by the staff.
Daisy was predeceased by parents, Jonas andVilborg(Amesdottir)Helgason, husband George, sister Violet, son-in-law Ernie Hill, brothers-in-law Ralph Scott, Joseph Scott and sister-in-law Grace Stewart. She is survived by daughter Georgina (Vernon) Watson, Gladstone; grandson and familyGanyand Barb Hill,Kylynn, Alyssa and Erin; granddaughter and family, JoAnn and DavidEgilson, Kris, Kelly, Alan andJayme,allofLangruth; and granddaughter Karen Hill and Chris of Calgary; sister Helga Scott of Winnipeg, sister-in-law, Rachel M and Catherine Scott and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family feels fortunate to have shared her love and kindness.
Floral tributes are gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Lions Prairie Manor Foundation, 24-9th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3V4.
Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
One by one they go before us,
Theyare fading like the dew,
But we know they're watching o'er us,
They the good, the fair, the true.
Dearest mother, you are sleeping,
Freefrom sorrow, free from pain,
Still your memory shall be cherished,
'Tilin Heaven we meet again.
A loving mother, true and kind,
Abeautiful memory left behind

Scott, George
(Jan 7,1999)

Passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge at the age of 80 years.

Scott, Margaret Firth-Eagland, 93, of Amarillo died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday in LaGrone- Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home Coulter Road Chapel with Pastor LaVon Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter St.
Margaret Firth-Eagland Scott was born in a little town near the shores of Lake Winnipeg, Langruth in Manitoba, Canada, in 1923. She lived in Saskatchewan and northern Alberta before attending school in Hamilton, Ontario, where a high school English teacher encouraged her to write poetry.
Margaret’s secretarial training was at Canada Business College in Hamilton. She went to Washington D.C. as a secretary with the British Joint Services Missions during World War II. In Washington, she attended Georgetown University for journalism courses and other classes.
In Washington, Margaret learned to fly a light aircraft. It was through her interest in aviation that she met her husband, Hugh Browne Scott, a member of the Air Force. After their marriage, Margaret continued with the BJSM while Hugh was at the Pentagon. Joining the Air Attache Service took Hugh to the U.S. Embassy in Karachi, Pakistan, for two years. This tour of duty took them around the world by ship and air and they visited many interesting cities and countries in the Far East and in Europe.
Since 1954, the Scotts lived in Amarillo, where they reared two children, a daughter and a son. Hugh passed away in 1999. Margaret continued to reside in Amarillo.
Margaret was past president of Hi-Plains Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas and a lifetime member of Poetry Society of Texas. She was a former member of Panhandle Pen Women. She attended advanced courses of study at Amarillo College and West Texas State University, as well as lessons in Hebrew and the Bible.
Margaret co-authored the book “Eve’s Version” in 1983. She wrote hundreds of biblical poems and other poetry in her lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mabel Firth-Eagland; her husband, Hugh B. Scott; and a daughter, Marlene E. Scott.
Survivors include a son, Robert Scott of Amarillo.
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Sepke, Clifford Clarence
Clifford Sepke was born on October 29, 1932 at home in Purvis, MB. At the age of 14, his family moved to Langruth where he worked on the farm and later for Manitoba Hydro. In 1954 he married Sheila Callander and moved to Stonewall to work on a farm. In 1968 the family returned to Langruth and he purchased his own land. Clifford supported his family by mixed farming, dairy farming and ice fishing on Lake Manitoba. While in Langruth, they raised 3 children on “poplar leaf sandwiches and small stones”.
Clifford and Sheila sold the family farm in 2005 and retired to Portage la Prairie. Throughout his life he enjoyed playing cards, square dancing, and visiting with friends and relatives. Later in life Clifford enjoyed giving tractor rides to his eight grandchildren and short gambling trips around Manitoba and to the States.
Clifford was predeceased by his parents Walter & Emma Sepke; brothers Lorne and Ervin; sisters Alice and Lorraine as well as granddaughter Leslie.
He is survived by his wife Sheila; son Roy (Diana); daughter Elaine (Ken); son Glen (Cheryl); grandchildren Lindsay, Tara (Kirby), Kaeleigh (Dwayne), Ashley (Adam), Benjamin, Jonah, Simon and Justin; great grandchildren Ethan, Troy, Taysen and Raya; sister Ruth and brother Gordon.
Funeral Service was held Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth with Ann Craik officiating. Interment followed at the Langruth Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernie Wilson, Brian Eiriksson, Stephen Soos, Kevin Wilson, Raymond Brown and John Pottinger.

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Sigurdson (Johnson), Doris Gail

On Sunday September 11th after a brief aggressive illness Doris Gail Sigurdson (Johnson) passed in the Neepawa Hospital surrounded by family. Leaving to mourn are her loving husband of 54 years Asgar, her daughter Peggy, son Einar and his wife Karen and daughter Jennifer (David) along with grandchildren Brad (Janine), Samantha, Kristen, Alix, Maggie, Josh, Erik and Brock plus great grandchildren Carson, Avery and Camilla. Doris also leaves brothers Harold, Kelly and Joey and their families plus many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Doris was predeceased by her parents Archie and Sveina Johnson; brother Tommy; in laws Skapti and Gudrun Sigurdson; sisters in law Evelyn Ericksson and Viola Wild and brother in law Einar Sigurdson.
Doris was born in Winnipeg on August 4th, 1942 only daughter of Archie and Sveina Johnson. She grew up in Big Point with her four brothers and attended school in Langruth. Doris married Asgar Sigurdson on August 18th, 1962. Together they farmed in Lakeland until moving to Woodside in 2000. They raised their three children in Lakeland along with being a big part of their immediate family's lives and their Community. Doris was active in the Grace Lutheran Church, Royal Purple, Langruth Community Hall, Langruth 4-H Clubs and EVERYTHING music that happened in the Community! Asgar, Peggy, Einar and Jennifer were her pride and joy, when grandchildren arrived - then great grandchildren her love and pride only grew. She enjoyed watching them in all their activities and was eager to tell everyone what they were up to. Whether it be a hockey game or any sporting event the kids were involved with or school function or recital or music production, Doris would encourage and cheer them on, many a time with Asgar at her side.
Doris headed off to Teachers' College at the young age of 17. Doris's first teaching job was in East St Paul and it began a career that would span over 50 years taking her to many different schools in the area. Her love of teaching and music touched so many lives, it was her passion. She was very blessed to have a career she loved and to do it for so long. Her seemingly effortless ability to touch the lives of so many students and co-workers will be a legacy that will live on forever. She was the music to many children and mentor to her colleagues. She was thought of by so many as a caring friend that was sincere and generous and willing to do anything to make sure those around her reached their full potential. Gladstone Festival and so many music classrooms will no doubt think of her as every song is sung and chord is played. The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see. That was Doris, bringing out the best in so many and finding their hidden talents.
Doris was extremely proud of her Icelandic heritage, as every good Icelander is! Her Icelandic brown bread, donuts and vinarterta were her specialties and were enjoyed by many!In the summer of 2014 her brother Kelly and niece Wendy accompanied her on her dream trip to Iceland. Doris was able to touch base with some long lost relatives and finally see the beauty that is Iceland. She was thrilled with the trip and came home with so many wonderful stories and photos she loved to share.
Doris will be sadly missed by what was the Fabulous Five. Linda, Louise, Roberta, Shirley and Doris shared a beautiful friendship for over 60 years. They enjoyed many a girlie trip and were always there for each other in all of life's happy and sad times. Their special friendship is something Doris always cherished. She will be missed by many.

Charitable donations may be made in Doris's memory to the following organization:
Gladstone Music & Arts Festival
c/o Michelle Teichroeb, Box 70, Langruth, Manitoba R0H 0N0
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Sigurdson, Einar
​1935 2007 Peacefully, with family by his side, Einar Sigurdson, formerly of Lakeland, Manitoba, passed away at Seven Regions Health Centre, Gladstone on Thursday, February 1, 2007. He was predeceased by his first wife Margaret (Coulthard) and infant son in 1961; father Skapti in 1976; mother Runa in 1989; sister Evelyn Eiriksson in 2003, and stepsons, Jim and Rod Caskey in 2004. Einar is survived by his wife Edythe; daughters, Lynn (Ron) Watson and Ann (Len) Kuharski, and their children, Amy and Jared Watson, and Myles, Jeff, and Katelyn Kuharski; along with stepson Clark (Shelley) Caskey; stepdaughters-in-law, Sandy and Jane Caskey, and their children. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Langruth, Manitoba. Interment will follow in the Lakeland Cemetery. Einar's family will meet with friends at the Langruth Community Hall following the interment. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the Parkinson's Society of Canada. Longer obituary to follow. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements. www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 03, 2007

SKOROPATA,BESSIE(BETTY) VICTORIAPassed away at the Portage District Hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Betty was born November 8, 1926 at Portage la Prairie, MB. She grew up in the Westbourne/Langruth District.
She received her education at Langruth School, and then went to work in Winnipeg. After her marriage to Peter, they farmed in the Langruth area. In 1992, Peter passed away and Betty remained on the farm for a few years before moving to town.
She later moved to Portage and has made her home at Regency Towers for several years. While residing in Langruth, Betty was active in many community activities, as well as the Langruth Royal Purple and Legion. Betty was predeceased by her parents; husband Peter, and sister Noreita.
Left to cherish her memory are her four sons, Ivan (Sharon) of Portage la Prairie, Dennis (Theresa) of Ashern, Delbert (Donna) of Govan, SK, and Wesley (Arlene) of Vermillion Bay, ON; one brother Charles (Sharon) Buchan of Winnipeg; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Langruth Community Hall with Phyllis Thordarson officiating. Interment will follow at the Langruth Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone - MacGregor www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
Date of Birth : Nov 8 1926
Place of Birth :Portage la Prairie,Manitoba
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Smith,George Owen
George Owen Smith, beloved husband of Edna Smith, passed away June 26, 2014 at his home at the age of 76 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM with Wilma Shirriff officiating.
Interment will follow at McKenzie High Bluff Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation on Wednesday evening, July 2 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
George was born January 16, 1938 in Portage la Prairie and was raised and grew up in Langruth, Alonsa, High Bluff and Portage before moving to Thompson Dr in Winnipeg at the age of 8 years. He joined the Canadian Army PPCLI at the age of 16 years taking on duties heavy gunner, paratrooper and stretcher bearer. He eventually spent time in Germany. He was honorably discharged January 1958. He then attended MTI taking auto body trade. On June 13, 1959 he married Edna Sturgeon at High Bluff.
George worked at Portage Garage and Delta Motors before moving to Moose Jaw, Sask. from 1962 – 1966. In 1969 George and Edna took over the Sturgeon farm northwest of Portage. After 39 years of farming George and Edna retired and moved to Portage in July 2008.
George had a passion for old cars and had restored a 1964 Thunderbird making it into a convertible, a 1929 Model A Ford sedan making it into a roadster truck and had just started a 1948 Bentley. The last 3 winters they spent in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Predeceased by his parents Owen and Laurine Smith; brother Lorne; brothers-in-law Ken Floyd, Doug Bond and Ray Fawcett. George is survived by his beloved wife Edna; sons Craig (Karen) and children Haley and Chantel, Darrell (Trina) and daughter Dominique, and Mark (Leanne) and daughter Melody; sisters Marge, June, Elaine; brother Pat (Mary); sister-in-law Ruth (Fred) Robinson, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Central Plains Cancer Care Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0K8, Children’s Wish Foundation, Box 1106, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3C5 or to a charity of your choice.
A tribute DVD in memory of George will be produced by the Omega Funeral Home, condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com “Dedicated to those we serve”.
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SMITH, Robert William

Mr. Robert William Smith beloved husband, father and grandfather known to all as Bob Smith, passed away unexpectedly December 14, 2016 after a short stay at the Stettler Health Care Centre from an aortic aneurysm at the age of 70 years.
Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years Fran Smith of Stettler; son Lee Smith and wife Paula of Strathmore; daughter Karen Lebsack of Grande Prairie; grandchildren: Jenna, Gavin and Samantha Smith and Hunter Lebsack who were the apple of his eye; other relatives and many dear friends. Bob was predeceased by his mother, father, and sister Carol.
Bob was born July 5, 1946 at Yorkton Saskatchewan to Bill and Mildred Smith. The family moved to Langruth, Manitoba where Bob spent his early years. They moved to Winnipeg where he finished his schooling and met his childhood friend Lloyd Spencer with whom he shared many escapades. He worked for Manitoba Telephone System for a year then moved to Calgary with several friends and worked for Alberta Telephone System finishing his apprenticeship at SAIT. He met and married Frances Ryan on November 17, 1967 and born to this union Lee and Karen. The family moved to Stettler in 1977, when Bob got a promotion to Line Foreman with AGT.
Bob became part of the community quickly, being involved in hockey, baseball, bowling, curling and golf. He joined the Elks, served on the Stettler Elks Golf and Country Club board and volunteered there for many years. Eventually he became the superintendant of the grounds crew. When Canada Post introduced the super mailboxes in Stettler Bob took the contract and delivered the mail for a number of years. When he retired he went driving truck for Philips Fertilizer (Lomond AB) during the spring season. Later he again found himself working at the SGCC.
He took great pride in his children and their involvement in sports, umpiring ball, coaching ball and hockey.
He was a proud member of AA and volunteered at functions; he believed in the program. Bob's community spirit and unique sense of humour will be missed by all he came in contact with.
A Celebration of Life will take place including an Elks fraternal service on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Stettler Funeral Home followed by a luncheon and fellowship.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at
www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
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the care and funeral arrangements.

Soos, James Steven
August 10th, 1948-November 30th, 2020


On November 30, 2020, James Steven Soos peacefully passed from his journey with cancer joining his wife, Bev Soos (Puddicombe). Jim will be dearly missed by his son, Colin Soos (Mary-Ann and grandsons Austin and Nate); and his daughter, Karmelle Johnston (Jeff Johnston and grandchildren, Hunter and Elle). Colin and Karmelle are very grateful to Marsha Soos, Margaret Jonasson and Donna Karaz for their very special prayers on Jim’s date of passing.

Jim was born in Winnipeg , Manitoba. He was raised in Langruth, Manitoba, and he carried on a mixed farming family business for a majority of his life although he demonstrated his diverse abilities with various careers throughout his lifetime. Jim literally adored each and every brother and sister being blessed with the most caring and loving siblings. He is is survived by his cherished sisters and brothers including Helen Karaz (late husband Joe), Ernie Soos (Cathy), Liz Roy(Louis), Marsha Soos (Ernie), Margaret Jonasson (Ralph), and Ronnie Soos. Jim will be met by his father, Louis; his mother, Elizabeth; and his brother, Frank. Jim leaves many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law behind that he held dearly in his heart.

Jim will be remembered for his love of his family. Jim embraced connecting with all of his family members including siblings, nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Jim was a loving husband to his wife, Bev, for forty-seven years and he was a kind, caring and proud father appreciating time with his children. Jim shared a very special and close bond with his son, Colin, travelling, fishing, hunting and endless other activities. Jim’s grandchildren will always remember their grandpa who loved to share laughter with them and who could never take enough pictures. Jim was always there for his family loving the ability to help in any way possible even if it meant pet sitting for his daughter. He loved making memories going fishing for hours with unmatched determination to someday catch a fish (preferring summer fishing over ice fishing of course), playing cards, family dinners, and hanging with family. Jim chose finding laughter in life appreciating the importance of humour and always welcoming a good joke. Jim’s very sweet soul will be missed, but we are grateful that he has peacefully returned to God. His family wishes him peace and the knowledge that he will forever be loved, missed and adored.
Link:
https://www.choicememorial.com/memorials/james-soos/4438284/

Soos, Joe Joseph Michael
Peacefully, with his wife by his side, Joe passed away Friday morning, February 5, 2016 at Portage General Hospital at the age of 90 years.Joe has left to mourn his loving wife of 56 years, Marg and his 5 children.Daughter, Bernadette (Kevin) LeLievre; Sherry Ann (Ryan), Dreydan, Keadan; Chris (Jen), Kristian; Colleen (Dwayne), Kianna, Seth; Brittany (Jeff); Sara (Garrick); daughter JoAnne (John) Kleemola; Cheryl; Matthew (Nicole), Matthew Jr., Jordana, Kieran, Sydnie; Taralynn; and Jody (Kevin), Janice (Norbert), Jamie (Chancie) and their families; daughter Louise (Glen) Emerson; Trina (Kevin), Riley, Kailey; Kayla (Jerod); Bryce (Kendra), Teagan; son Stephen; daughter Veronica (Steve) Roth.Also left to mourn his passing are his sisters Julia, Anne (Larry), Teri, and Mary (Will); his sisters-in-law Sheila, Merlaine, Sandra (Glen), Myrtle (Bill), brothers-in-law Bob, Bill (Donna), Warren (Devra), Ken (Evelyn), Richard (Kim) along with numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.Joe was predeceased by his parents, Lazlo and Margit, brother Les, brother-in-law Louis, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Sandy and Betty, in-laws BettyAnn, Ross, Jonas, Anne, Clifford, and great grandson Cooper.
Joe was born in Stephenfield, Manitoba.After trying farming in a few different communities, he and his family finally settled in Langruth in 1928.His parents emigrated from Hungary and he was very proud of his Hungarian routes, speaking the language and making a visit back to see where his parents grew up. Joe is the eldest of 6 children.He attended Langruth school after which he worked on the family farm and commercial fished in the winter.He often spoke about travelling with the family in the horse and sleigh.He taught himself to play both the violin and accordion.
At a local town dance, he caught the eye of a young Callander girl, Margorie.On August 22, 1959 the two were married. She was the love of his life, whom he respected and trusted every day.He may not have been one to always say it but he showed it.Joe and Marg raised 5 children on the family farm.The kids were taught a strong work ethic, farming was a family affair. Fun was had as well, particularly the wiener roasts after chasing cattle to or from the pasture. He had a special affection for his polled Herefords and every summer he had the traditional farmer’s tan from spending days out in the field on the open tractor.
He was very involved in his community.He was a council member in Lakeview Municipality, a lifelong member of the Langruth Elks and President of Manitoba Elks in 1982.He belonged to the Manitoba Hereford Association, was an avid hunter, taught square dancing, was a 4H leader, called bingo, liked curling, and enjoyed a Saturday evening listening to the polka party.Sometimes he agreed with the choices of the tunes played but often he wished they would play his favorite fiddlers.
He was a quiet and proud man.A man of few words.Remembering him is remembering him playing the fiddle at home, playing solitare at the kitchen table watching the snow and thinking about the upcoming spring and the crops to plant, and dancing beautifully with Marg on the dance floor.Oh how they could dance.
In 1998, they moved into town in Langruth, leaving their son to take over the family farm.Then in 2009 they moved to Gladstone to the Centennial Apartments.With these moves many good friends were made.
In 2003 when he had a severe brain aneurism that resulted in permanent limited mobility and a restricted lifestyle he changed.But he still could brighten the room with his smile as he listened to a hunting story or talking about the good old days.His health gave him many troubles since then, however his heart and spirit were so strong.It was his strong faith and love of Mom that helped him overcome his disabilities allowing him to live with Mom which he so wanted until his passing.It gave us many more years with him than we ever thought possible. We are thankful for this every day.
We would like to express our sincerest thanks to Dr. Ross and nurses for their care and compassion during Dad’s final days.We would also thank the staff and friends at Centennial Apartments and Gladstone Hospital for their above and beyond care and support.
Dad was a man of faith, teaching his children by example the importance of your trust in God.We have peace knowing that he is at home in heaven.

Charitable donations may be made to:To a Charity of one's choice
St. Emeric's Cemetery

SYMESKO, Arnold (Arnie) Archie -On January 24, 2017, Arnie passed away suddenly in Apache Junction, Arizona. Arnie was born at home in Amaranth, Manitoba June 4, 1945. He is survived by the love of his life of 31 years, Linda Craik, his son, Richard Symesko, Winnipeg, brother, Reg (Barb) Symesko, Rocky Mountain House, AB, sister, Elaine Symesko, Winnipeg, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Lucy (Szyjak) Symesko and a niece, Trina. His career began in the gypsum mine in Amaranth but he wanted to spread his wings and went to Alberta to work as a surveyor. When he returned he worked with his father at their Esso garage. Arnie always wanted to go into business so he bought a hardware store in Langruth and a farm in Lone Spruce. After many years he started other careers including truck driving, farm supply and commercial fisherman/agent. Arnie's life changed in 2008 after a horrific accident left him with health issues. But when God closes one door he opens another and eventually he was able to become an Arizona snowbird and meet many new friends there. Arnie treasured his many memories of time spent at their cottage in Wood's Creek. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting and tinkering with anything mechanical. He loved to visit his farming friends and spend time at the coffee clubs in Langruth and Portage. After the heartbreak of losing his beloved dog, Scotty, he had the opportunity to adopt a beautiful yorkie-poo, Bogey, who he treasured. They spent many happy hours together. Linda's family will greatly miss Arnie's help and friendship. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Linda will be bringing her Arnie back to Manitoba in the spring. A celebration of his life will be held in Langruth at that time. The date of the service will follow. Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or an Animal Welfare Society.

TARKO,RUDOLPH LUDWIG
Although Gordon had not chosen to be a part of the lives of the many people in his family... he was thought of often. It is in that awareness that his family has chosen to acknowledge his transition home to spirit to reunite with ALL those that have gone before him in peace. Rudolph Ludwig Tarko was known to his family and first wife and kids as Gordon/Rudy Tarko. He was predeceased by his younger brother Joey Tarko and sister-in-law Janice Tarko as well as his parents Stanley and Paulina Tarko all of Langruth, MB. He was also predeceased by his first wife Helene Tarko (nee Gautron) of Haywood, MB, his two eldest children Rosan Francey (nee Tarko) of Winnipeg, MB. and Ronald Tarko of Edmonton, AB. He is survived by his sister Minnie and brother-in-law Bob Mirecki of Lockport, MB. Also by his sons and daughters Larry (Lorraine) Tarko of St.Claude MB., Teresa (Art) Kashak of Brandon, MB., Donna Jackson of Winnipeg, MB., Michel (Ray) Tarko of Vancouver, B.C. as well as his grandchildren Kimberly (Rob) Elliott, Ryan (Jenna) Francey, Joey and Derek Tarko and great grandchildren Danica Elliott, Ben and Ashton Francey, and several nieces and nephews in Winnipeg, MB
http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-30637-rudolph-ludwig-tarko.html​

Thompson, Ada Clarissa
of Russell, formerly of Langruth, Manitoba passed away on May 21, 2014 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 85 years. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from the Westbourne Cemetery with a luncheon following at 2:00 p.m. at the Langruth Community Hall. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Westbourne Cemetery Fund, the Langruth United Church or to a charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence may be emailed to[emailprotected].WHITE'S FUNERAL HOME(204) 476-2848.
http://www.yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oid=801792​
May 21, 2014. Buried at Westbourne, Mb.
http://virtual.thedailygraphic.com/doc/Portage-la-Prairie-Daily-Graphic/thegraphic/2014061001/21.html#20

Thomson,Isabella (Isabel) passed away at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta, BC on May 26, 2011 at the age of 94 years.
Isabel was born in Langruth, MB on August 15, 1916. She married Robert Burns (Dugal) Thomson and they farmed in the Airedale District north of Langruth. She and her husband raised Sheep, then cattle and grain crops. Isabel raised chickens, turkeys and pigs and later had strawberries and raspberries for sale.
Isabel spent most of her life farming in the Langruth area, and it was always very evident that her family always came first. She followed her grandchildren’s accomplishments and was always very proud of them. She looked forward to the new arrivals of her great grandchildren. After she was on her own on the farm, she traveled to BC every winter for 10 years to spend time with her daughter Lillian and family in Delta. In 2003 she made a permanent move to BC, moving into a self care Senior’s Complex, where she led a very active life, enjoying gardening and new found friends. She loved to play cribbage and other card games, enjoyed baking and was always tending to a flower garden. She was always crocheting and knitting and in her later years she knit mitts and toques for the church to distribute to homeless people.
Isabel was predeceased by her husband Dugal in 1979; her parents and her 12 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sister Anna Arksey of Brandon, MB; her daughter Lillian (Keith) Shotbolt of Delta, BC; sons Robert (Cora) Thomson of Portage la Prairie, MB and William (Alma) Thomson of Langruth, MB; grandson Rob (Danielle) Thomson of Thompson, MB; granddaughters Colleen (Scott) Parker of Victoria, BC, Lorrie Shotbolt of Vancouver, BC; grandson Ian (Cherie) Thomson of Neepawa, MB; great grandchildren Sarah and Alyssa; granddaughter Vicky (Volker) Wyrich of Oakbank, MB; great grandchildren Noah, Natalie and Jessica. She is also lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life was held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, Langruth, MB with Anne Craik officiating. Interment followed in the Langruth Cemetery.Clarke''s Funeral Home, Gladstone

Thordarson, Alice Mildred
1921 - 2011


It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Alice Thordarson on February, 2, 2011 at the Health Science Centre.
Alice will be sadly missed by her son Tom (Sue), grandchild, Scott, great grandchild Hayley, granddaughter Kirsten , great grandchild Jordan, daughter Sylvia, grandchild Keri (Dave), great grandchildren, Paul, Steven, Meagan(great-great grandchild Kayden), Christopher, great granddaughter Audrey, grandchild Kent (Marcie), great grandchildren Zachary, Tyson, son Wayne (Barb), granddaughter Bridget, and her sister Lucy and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Tom, grandchild, Koreen, brother Fran, Geoffrey, Art, Randy, Joe, Ralph, sisters Ivy, Maude, Dorothy, Irene, Edna, Mary.
Alice was born in Langruth, Manitoba where she married, and had three children being active in the school, Royal Purple, Lutheran Church teaching Sunday school. Tom and Alice moved to various national parks before retiring in Winnipeg where they bowled for many years. The time she enjoyed the most was spending time with her family.
In keeping with Alice’s wishes cremation has taken place with no church service. A graveside service will be held at The Big Point Cemetery at a later date.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and Aides at the emergency and Observation units at HSC for their kindness and care.
Link:
https://memorials.neilbardalfuneralhome.com/Thordarson-Alice/649493/obituary.php

Thorleifson, Violet
(April 30, 2000)Sincere sympathy to the family of VioletThorleifsonwho died on April 30 in Brandon.
​THORLEIFSON: Violet May "Bergie" Thorleifson passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on April 30, 2000. Bergie was born in Leifer, Manitoba on July 3, 1928 to Karl and Lillie Bergson. She grew up in Langruth, Manitoba where she met and married Herb Thorleifson. In 1952 Herb enlisted into the Royal Canadian Air Force and they moved their family to Chatham, New Brunswick. During Herb's Air Force career they also lived in Marville, France; Downsview, Ontario; Rivers, Manitoba and at Camp Borden, Ontario. Bergie loved playing softball, bowling and excelled at both sports. She also treasured the many years she and husband Herb spent golfing. In 1973 Herb retired from the Forces and they moved to Brandon. Bergie worked at various jobs over the years. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 in Brandon and enjoyed the activities and camaraderie there. She loved life and loved people. Her friendly and outgoing personality endeared her to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Bergie is survived by her daughter Sylvia and husband Dennis Stiles of Brandon; daughter Debbie and husband Cal Patterson of Wasaga Beach, Ontario; grandchildren: Chad and Corrie Lynn of Brandon, Becky, Bradley and Haley of Wasaga Beach. Also surviving are her brother Carl Bergson of St. Francois Xavier; sister Svava (Les) Arksey of Langruth; sisters-in-law Edna Lovett of Sun City, CA and Thora Gunnlaugson of Baldur. She was predeceased by her parents Karl and Lillie Bergson; husband Herb; son Oli; granddaughter Carly Patterson; and sister Nellie Carson. Funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on May 4, 2000. Interment followed in the Langruth Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Bergie to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st St., Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, 1435 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB R7A 0R6.
Source:
http://memorieschapel.com/book-of-memories/1441958/Thorleifson-Violet/obituary.php​

Trelenberg,Jeanette E.(nee Bertram)
Peacefully, with her husband and two daughters by her side, on Monday August 2, 2010 at the Portage District General Hospital, Jeanette passed away at the age of 66 years. Daughter of Walter and Dora Bertram, Jeanette was born on June 10, 1944 in Neepawa. As a child Jeanette lived in several communities with her teen years spent in Langruth, Manitoba where she met Monty. They were married in 1964 and settled in Portage la Prairie.
Jeanette was employed at the Portage District General Hospital and Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company before finding her chosen career as a legal secretary. She "retired" in 2004 from Miller Pressey Selinger but returned numerous times because she loved her job. Jeanette was well respected by her coworkers and clients because of her dependable and professional manner.
Predeceased by parents Walter and Dora Bertram, two infant siblings and brother-in-law Bob, she is survived by her husband Monty, daughters Julie (Greg) Roberts and Jodi (Danny) Sparrow; grandchildren Marshall, Matt and Lindsay; sisters-in-law Brenda Clearwater and Judy Peters; Aunts Mable Richards and Edith McCracken and numerous cousins. Jeanette also leaves behind many special friends.
Jeanette was an avid reader of historical fiction and crime novels, easily reading three books a week, making it very difficult for her to find an unread novel. She enjoyed coffee dates with friends, evenings watching her favorite TV programs and defeating her two daughters in scrabble games. Jeanette loved being with her grandchildren and rarely went a day without seeing or speaking with Julie and/or Jodi.
Family and friends will definitely miss her quiet, gentle manner as well as her sense of humor.
A Memorial Service will be held at McKenzies United Church, 85 a�" 11 Street NW, Portage la Prairie, MB on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 10:00 am led by Rev. Marg Scott. Interment will take place at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Jeanette's memory to Canadian Cancer Society - Research, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021 A message can be left in the on-line guest book at www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com

Vereb,Joseph Francis
With deepest regret and sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather Joseph, aged 75 years on Saturday, February 12th, 2011. Joe was born February 14th, 1935 – a home birth to Joseph Sr. and Helen (Lasson) Vereb. He attended North Lakeland School until Grade 8, then went farming in the Lakeland District with his father. Later he upgraded his education equivalent to Grade 12, and took a farm management course. In 1957 he suffered a farm accident, losing his left arm. His courage and determination and hard work spurred him to become a very successful farmer. In 1958 he married Victoria Velma Hildebrand, and together they raised four children Phyllis, Marcella, Stanley and Yvonne. In 1993 he retired to an acreage near Langruth, and continued to help his son on the farm when needed. In 2000 he was diagnosed with cancer, and fought bravely until he succumbed to his disease. He was very proud of the achievements of his children, and adored his grandchildren. Always together, Joe and Velma enjoyed travelling, cruises, boating and fishing, and Joe loved snowmobiling. In his younger years he took part in many derbys. He was predeceased by his daughter Marcella in 2009; his parents in 1984 & 1993 and his sister Mary in 2006. Left to mourn his memory is his wife of 52 years Velma; children Phyllis Shand, Stanley (Darlene), Yvonne (Kirk) McCardle and five grandchildren Shawn, Daniel, Michael, Connor and Brienna. Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Omega Funeral Chapel in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Interment will take place at St. Emeric’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.com9878224

Vereb,Victoria Velma (nee Hildebrand) passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Saint Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 78.Velma was born in Snowflake MB on May 12, 1938 to Adolph and Alvina Hidebrand. Later, she moved to Langruth with her family where she finished her schooling then was employed by the local Royal Bank. She was married to Joseph Vereb Jr. in 1958 and raised four beautiful children while managing a home and running a farm. She travelled with Joe to many warm destinations as well as to their children’s homes across Canada and beyond. Many days (and nights too) were spent fishing up at Hill’s Resort, Meadow Portage. During the past year, she embraced her new life within the Luther Riverside Terrace community in Saskatoon and was busy with many activities.

Over the years, Mom had many hobbies, knitting, crocheting, crafts, and participated in many club and community events. She enjoyed reading and playing cards, especially crib and 5-deck canasta. Mom was a wonderful cook – supplying endless cabbage rolls, perogies, fresh bread and buns. She always planted an exceptionally large garden and processed all she could.
Mom dedicated her life to caring for her family in sickness and health and always had a big smile, a twinkle in her eye and a hug for all.

She will be greatly missed by her children Phyllis, Stan (Darlene), Yvonne (Kirk) and her grandchildren Shawn, Daniel, Connor, Michael and Brienna, as well as her siblings, nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Velma was predeceased by her soul mate Joe in 2011, her daughter Marcella in 2009, her sisters Ruth in 2014 and Edna in 2000 as well as her father in 1966 and mother in 1992.

Funeral DetailsA service of remembrance will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth, MB on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1 pm. Phyllis Thordarson officiating. Interment for Velma and Joe to follow at St. Emeric’s Cemetery. Lunch and reminiscing to follow at the Langruth Community Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9) or the St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit (1702 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9).

Watson,Lottie Evelyn
Peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2002, at the Portage and District General Hospital, Lottie Evelyn Watson of Portage la Prairie passed away at the age of 88 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. with Captain Pam Goodyear officiating.
Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Lottie was born on March 5, 1914, daughter of the late Milton and Myrtle Hewitt at Rolling Dam, New Brunswick where she was raised and received her education. During World War 2, she enlisted with the R.C.A.F. Women's Division, and served overseas and in Canada. While serving in British Columbia, she met Glen Watson and in 1946 they were married at Portage la Prairie. They farmed at Macdonald for a number of years. In 1964 they moved into Portage where she was employed as a Corrections Officer at the Women's Correctional Centre, until her retirement.
Lottie was a member of the Rebekah's lodge #3 Portage, O.O.R.P. #66, Portage, ANAF Veterans Unit #13 Ladies Auxiliary and the Royal Canadian Legion #162 Langruth. She was an active member of the Association of Community Living. Lottie enjoyed working with her hands doing crocheting and knitting. This provided her many hours of pleasure, and provided many a warm sweater, blanket or mitts for others.
Predeceased by a daughter Joy in 1957, one sister Audrey Hewitt in 1991, she leaves to mourn her passing her husband Glen, Cheryl, Jane and Family. Also surviving are sister-in-law Ada (Sam), Anne, brother-in-law Vernon, several nieces and nephews and many, many friends who knew her as "Aunt Lottie".
Friends may call at the Omega Funeral Home for Visitation this evening, Monday, November 4, from 7-8:00 p.m.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Portage Association for Community Living, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
The Omega Funeral Home in care of the arrangements.
Friends may leave a message and sign the register at our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com "Where life stories live on."
http://billbuchanan.x10.mx/ourfamily/pafg301.htm

Wild, Viola Kristin
BORN: APR 26, 1932
DATE OF PASSING: MAY 01, 2007
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 05, 2007
http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-120014
Suddenly at her home in Lakeland, which is where she would have wished it, our mom and grandmother Viola Kristin Wild passed away May 1, 2007 at the age of 75. Viola is survived by daughter Sharron (Kerry) Arksey and children, Morgan and Keaton of Langruth, MB; daughter Carol (Richard) Pattee and children, Richard and Jacqueline of Victoria, BC; daughter Debbie (Paul) Wild of Ottawa, ON; son Malcolm (Jami) and children, Kiersten, Kaitlin, Kevin and McKenna of Lakeland, MB; daughter Shelley (Glen) Mitchell and children, Glen, Andrea and Michael of Carberry, MB; brother Asgar (Doris) Sigurdson of Woodside, MB; sister Helga (Eddie) Lasson of Portage la Prairie, MB; brother-in-law Ernest Eiriksson of Lakeland; sister-in-law Edythe Sigurdson of Gladstone, MB and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Wild in July 1990; son Erwin in September 1984; sister Evelyn Eiriksson in March 2003 and brother Einar Sigurdson in February 2007. Mom was born in Winnipeg on April 26, 1932, the daughter of Skapti and Runa Sigurdson of Oakview. The family moved to Lakeland in 1951. Viola taught school at Lakeside School from 1951-1953. On August 1, 1953, she married Donald Wild and they raised their six children in the family home in Lakeland. In 1974, she was hired as the municipal administrator for the Rural Municipality of Lakeview, a position she held until her retirement in 1997. She was also a licensed Autopac agent and Justice of the Peace. Her community involvements were many: Grace Lutheran Church, Order of the Royal Purple, Langruth Fall Fair, Langruth Community Club, TOPS to name a few. Since she retired, she was able to enjoy many trips both within and outside Canada, but the trip of a lifetime' was the visit she made to Iceland in 2003. Funeral services are planned for Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Grace Lutheran Church in Langruth at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Lakeland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Lakeland Cemetery Fund. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements. www.clarkesfuneralhome.com Mom valued family above all else and we were blessed to have her as our own. We love you Mom.

Wilson,Kelly Ernest
Mr. Kelly Ernest Wilson of Red Deer, Alberta passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the age of 53 years. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Ashley Paton, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.Graveside Service will be held onMonday, April 11, 2016 at 2:00 pmat the Langruth Cemetery

To honour the memory of Kelly Wilson memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital, in Winnipeg, MB

WILSON,

Lillian Rose
Lillian Rose Wilson Peacefully on Thursday, June 3, 2010, Lillian Rose Wilson passed away at the age of 91 years. Lil was born on January 10, 1919 in Strathclair, Manitoba. Lil grew up in the Alonsa area, where she met and married her husband Dan Wilson. The couple moved to Langruth where they raised their daughter. In her younger years Lil was a Legion member and an active member of the community. She loved spending summers at Hollywood Beach with family and friends. Lil was predeceased by her husband Dan; brother George; sister Chris and grandson Darcey. She leaves to carry on her daughter Jo-Ann (Allan); grandson Jeff (Sabrina); granddaughter Terri (Dave) and four great grandchildren Cassandra, Shiann, Janelle and Chantelle as well as nieces, nephews and twin brother Bill. Lil will be remembered for her outgoing personality and good heart. She will be sadly missed by all. A Graveside Service was held on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Langruth Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff at Lions Prairie Manor (Parkside) who made Lil?s time there as comfortable as possible. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Lions Prairie Manor Foundation, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3V4. Clarke?s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.comPublished Saturday, June 12, 2010 in The Daily Graphic0

Wilson, Timothy
Deceased:March 05, 2006 atLandstuhl, Germany
CemeteryBRANDON Municipal CemeteryManitoba, Canada
Obituary:Master Cpl. Timothy Wilson, 30, who also served with 2 PPCLI and was killed on March 5, 2006. Wilson was born in Grande Prairie, Alta., but moved to Manitoba at an early age with his family and will be added to the list of Manitobans who were killed while serving in Afghanistan. Timothy Wilson Lake is located approximately 75 kilometres northeast of Flin Flon. He is survived by his wife Daphne, son Jesse and daughter Sheralynn, parents Dale and Jane Wilson, brothers Ben and Chris, sister-in-law Nicola and grandparents, Ken and Alverna Arksey, other family members, and his loyal dog, Spike.
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Woolford,Kenneth
Kenneth Edward Woolford of Langruth, MB passed away suddenly at home on May 5, 2016, surrounded by family. Ken was born on October 8, 1951 in Swan River and attended Duncan High School. He travelled with the West Coast Shows as a young man, and over the years, worked as a truck driver for Swan River The Pas Transfer, Cumming and Dobbie in Brandon, and Meseyton Construction in Portage. Ken was a “Mr. Fix it” and had every kind of tool imaginable. He was mechanically inclined, and enjoyed fixing vehicles and working in his garage. He also liked classic rock, and watching old movies. One of his favourite things to do was to be on his pontoon boat at Whitefish Lake in the Porcupine Mountains, where he was a member of the campers' association. He enjoyed pulling kids on a tube, fishing at the annual derby, and taking friends on a sunset cruise to the Saskatchewan border. Ken liked to travel, with recent trips to the Dominican Republic and Mexico. He really enjoyed the music, and local culture. He also really enjoyed his visits to Vancouver where his daughter Bonnie and Grandson Daniel live. While there, he would grab a Starbucks coffee and head to the beach to visit with people and their dogs. Ken was a Royal Canadian Legion member for 43 years and a proud member of the Manitoba Metis Federation.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (nee Brass) of nearly 43 years, their children Bonnie Woolford, Kenny Woolford, Isaac Woolford, Shena Woolford, Charles Woolford and Suelee (Derek) Innes, his brother Leonard Woolford, sisters Vera Woolford, Lorraine (Red) Hawkins, Barbara (Irvin) Cork, Delilah (Irvin) Paulson, and Bernice (Wayne) Pierrepont, brother in law Ron (Ida) Brass, sister in law Ruby Ann Brass, grandchildren Wyatt, Justin, Lucas, Daisy, and Daniel; and countless cousins, nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his father Basel Woolford, mother Lauretta, step-mother Sadie, brothers Raymond, Don, and Terry, father in law Harvey Brass, mother in law Reta Brass, and brothers in law Harold, Keith, and Robert Brass, and Dennis Strongquill.

Ken will be missed greatly by his wife, kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, family, friends, and pets Ninja, Bear, and Aspen.

A funeral service was held from the Chapel of Swan Valley Funeral Services on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Reverend Kathy Highmoor officiating. Interment followed in the Birchwood Cemetery, Swan River, Manitoba.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Wright, Hazel Gertrude Mary
Birth:Mar. 30, 1921
Langruth
Central Manitoba Census Division
Manitoba, Canada
Death:Jan. 30, 2006
Moses Lake
Grant County
Washington, USA

Columbia Basin Herald - Feb. 2, 2006

On Monday, January 30, 2006, Hazel Gertrude Mary Wright died at the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Moses Lake. She was a resident there for two and one half years.

Hazel was born in Langruth, Manitoba, Canada on March 30, 1921 to Samuel Leslie and Mable West. She was the middle child in a family of three girls and three boys. When she was 6 years old the family moved to southern Alberta where she was raised and graduated from Cardston High School.

Hazel met Claude Lamont Wright when he was hired by her father to work on their farm. Claude was attracted to her yodeling and was her escort to the District Carnival where she was crowned queen. They were married on October 19, 1941 at her home on the Milk River Ridge. Claude and Hazel had three children, John, Claudia and Bill, and moved from southern Alberta in September of 1952 to Moses Lake. Hazel needed to work to help get the family established and did waitress work for several years at The Turf Cafe, The Vista Cup and Bea's Drive-in. One morning at the restaurant the Manager of the Grange Supply offered her a job as a bookkeeper where she ended up working for 21 years. After she retired as credit manager (bookkeeper), she earned her real estate license and worked for Dave Jones Reality for a number of years. Hazel had her fair share of challenges; she was a survivor of colon cancer.

In 1992, she served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City. While in Salt Lake she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. After her return from Salt Lake, Hazel made her home in Spokane where her son Bill lived. She also lived with her daughter Claudia in Arizona and in Portland. In 2000 she returned to live in Moses Lake with her son, John, for a time before moving to an assisted living facility.

Hazel is survived by her sons John and Bill and daughter Claudia, thirteen grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. Bill West is her only surviving sibling who resides in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Preceding her in death was her husband Claude in 1985, a grandson Michael Wright, brothers Leslie, and Frank and sisters May Kunsman and Grace Carlson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday 2005 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1036 West Rose Avenue in Moses Lake. Her son, Bishop John Wright, of the Moses Lake 4th Ward will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are in care of Kayser's Chapel & Crematory, Moses Lake. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Those wishing to make a donation can do so by donating to the American Cancer Society, in memory of Hazel Wright.

Family links:Spouse:Claude Lamont Wright (1917 - 1985)

Burial:
Pioneer Memorial Gardens
Moses Lake
Grant County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sec GDes L-107 #6

Created by:Teresa
Record added: Jan 28, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124290046
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Yungkurt,Jessie Jane(nee Irving)
Peacefully at the Portage District General Hospital on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Jessie Yungkurt of Langruth, Manitoba passed away at the age of 95 years
Left to cherish Jessie’s memory are her daughters Carole (Tom) Kubb and Donna (Terry) McLaughlin; three grandchildren Bob Kubb, Shauna (Glenn) Bjarnarson and Jim (Dawn-Lee) McLaughlin; four great grandchildren Trevor, Kayla (Lyle), Eric Bjarnarson and Hunter McLaughlin.
She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1991; sisters Bessie and Isabelle and brother Herb.
Funeral service will be held at the Langruth United Church on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm, officiated by Wendy Denbow. Interment will be held in the Langruth Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Jessie’s memory tothe Langruth United Church Box 232 Langruth, MB R0H 0N0 or a charity of one’s choice.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com
A Glimpse into the Life of Jessie Yungkurt
Our mum was born in Minton Sask. on March 8th, 1920. Her early home was in the Big Muddy area, attending Big Four School. In 1933 during the Dirty Thirties the family moved north to farm in Arran Sask. there mum attended Osin country school. To complete her high school she moved to Estevan, living with her Aunt Anne and helping in her hair salon after school. She graduated in 1939 from Estevan Collegiate.Always waiting in the wings was her childhood sweet heart since she was 15, our dad Tom. Mum went off to Winnipeg to hairdressing school and with the war coming on our dad joined in Regina and was soon stationed in Winnipeg. In 1940 these two quietly slipped away to be married on Nov.2, 1940. The city was not for these country kids and so in 1943 they moved to the Westbourne /Woodside area and soon they were in business. In 1945 their eldest Carole was born and in 1949 Donna arrived while living in the Palestine district. Mum was the lady behind the man in business, construction was the name of the game and she was the bookkeeper, secretary and accountant. On July 9th, 1952 the folks settled in Langruth, a home which our mum would occupy for a good 60 years .Mum loved belonging and in Langruth she had the opportunity to meet and make long lasting friends.
She joined the Langruth Women's Institute in 1952, receiving her life membership in 1963. She held all executive offices and used her leadership skills. In 1982 she was elected president of the Central Region of W. I. Her love of the Fall Fair saw her convening this great community event many years. She somehow found the time to take part and was many a time a grand trophy winner. Baking, flowers and vegetables were carried to the hall. Mum was a member of the Langruth United Church, a member of the Langruth Women's Assoc. and a charter member of the U.C.W. starting in 1962. Enjoying the fellowship of young people mum was involved in the first CGIT group formed at the church and her foreverSundaySchool, those devoted students recognized her contribution and in 1978 she was honored for her dedication of 25 years of service. When a minister was not available mum conducted the worship services at the church, bringing her own personal message from the gospels. In 1992 after our Dads' passing she joined the Langruth Ladies Auxillary to the Legion and enjoyed helping with the local catering and helping with bingo in the community hall. Being a member of the local Red Cross, she organized swimming lessons and arranged the transportation down to the lake. Red Cross also bundled clothes for disaster relief. Mums' home and yard were her pride and joy. She loved raising a big vegetable garden and tended meticulously to her flowers. She loved making bouquets for the church, making arrangements for her friends and being that there was not a florist in town was often asked for flowers for decorating. The last day of elementary school each year we got to take our teacher a corsage made with loving hands from her yellow rose and johnny jump ups. Mums' love of baking was always enjoyed by anyone stopping in for a quick cup of tea or having a meal. She mastered many recipes which became favorites of certain people who did look forward to her specialties. Canning and freezing were always on the fall to do list. Her family was very important to her; she loved spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them about the things of beauty in the world. She played ball, made their special foods, She took them on outings and sewed themoutfits for their special events. Along with dad they enjoyed displaying antiques in the Heritage Museum, driving their autos in parades throughout Manitoba. Dads' Diamond T- truck was used in the movie Silence of the North and our parents got to participate as extras. A week they would never forget. Retirement brought a whole new world. Our parents traveled to the USA, the UK and Europe. After our dad's passing Mum went to Australia in 1992 to spend time with Donna who was teaching there. British Columbia was visited by mum each winter where she made many friends, traveling there until the age of 88. She enjoyed flying. Mum was active in her community and drove her own car, kept her home and yard until fading health in 2010. Thanks to home care and loving friendsshe was able to stay in her home till 2012......she was determined to make the 60 years. Third Crossing Manor became her home until her passing. We are grateful to the staff for their loving care and compassion.
For Mum:
Her memory is our keepsake, with which we shall never part.
God has her in his keeping, We have her in our hearts.
Rest Gently and Peacefully
Love, Carole, Donna and families

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Zaryski, Roberta June (Thomas)
Roberta June (Thomas) Zaryski of Langruth, Manitoba passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 78 years. Bobbie as she was called was born at St. Boniface Hospital, September 19th, 1939 to Robert and Leone Lacy Thomas. At 6 months old her family moved to Portage La Prairie until she was 8 years old. They then moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where she received her education. On December 16, 1957 she married Frank Zaryski from Ethelbert, Manitoba. They had 2 children, Lionel born on December 12, 1958 and Susan born on January 2, 1964. Bobbie was predeceased by her husband Frank, her parents, sister Gail and husband Lionel Dumont, sister Mary and husband Nick Zaryski, brother Lorne Thomas, brother in-law John Zaryski and father and mother in-laws Jack and Lena Zaryski. Left to mourn her passing are: her son Lionel and Pat Zaryski, her daughter Susan and Kevin Wilson, her brother Micheal Moore, and sister inlaw Jean Thomas; Frank’s son Reynold Peters; grandchildren Tannis and Jamie, Stacey and Dave Penner, Christel and Jay and great grandson Ryker Sharpe; first cousins Maryanne and husband Brian, Robert, Ken and wife Lynn, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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