Alfred James Wright - passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at the Lion's Prairie Manor. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 1:30 PM. Interment will follow in Boyne Creek Cemetery, Treherne, MB
Clara Amelia Popko
Peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the Lions Prairie Manor, Clara Amelia Popko, widow of her first husband, the late George William Mason, and her second husband, the late William Popko passed away in her ninety-second year.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 21 at 1:30 PM with Wilma Shirriff officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Clara was born July 10, 1916, in Belmont, MB, daughter to Tom Henry Yeo and Eliza Randall (Hackett). She attended school in Belmont where she received her grade nine education. Clara married her first husband George Mason and they farmed in Swan Lake and Somerset from 1938-1945. George Mason, the father of her children, was killed in a hunting accident. Clara lived with her two children at her sister Ada’s home in Belmont until 1947, moved to Swan Lake until 1951, then moved to Portage. Clara married Bill Popko in 1967 and was once again widowed in 1987. She lived for many years in Portage before a disabling stroke found her placed in the Lions Prairie Manor. Clara enjoyed gardening, food preparation and spending time with family and friends. Predeceased by her parents; Tom Henry Yeo and Eliza Randall (Hackett), three brothers; Clarence, John, and Thomas (Wes), and eight sisters; Mary, Elizabeth, Alice, Charlotte (Grace), Millie, Cora, Sarah, and Ada, she leaves to mourn her passing her son Milton (Adele) Mason of Portage two grandchildren; Scott Mason (Carmella), and Deanne Mason two great grandchildren; Joshua and Gabriel, son Russell (Judith) Mason of Calgary, three grandchildren; Cal (Sandi) Mason, Andrea O’Brien, and Shari (Terry) Cox, three great grandchildren; Brittney Mason, Luke O’Brien and Claire Cox. She also leaves to mourn her passing sister-in-law Ethel Fox. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Catherine Newham-Portage office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie MB, R1N 1A7, or to a charity of ones choice.
Suddenly on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Portage District General Hospital Roy Patterson of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Edwin, Manitoba, beloved husband of Lillian Patterson passed away at the age of 86 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 1:30 Pm with the Reverend Julie Baker officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Predeceased by his first wife Doreen, three brothers Clarence, George and Leslie, five sisters Euretta, Helen, Florence Campbell. Verna Howarth and Jessie Jones he leaves to mourn his passing his wife Lillian of Portage, two sons Murray (Heather) of Portage, Bradley (Bernice) of Flin Flon, Manitoba, one daughter Bev (Robert Mooney) of Winnipeg, seven Grandchildren and twelve Great - grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Marjorie MacDonald of Campbell River, BC, and Joyce Cooper of Flin Flon, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call at the funeral home for viewing prior to the service.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 21 Royal Road S, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1T8 or the Lions Prairie Manor Foundation Inc., 24 – 9th St S.E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3V4.
James Ronald David “Ron” Watson
Suddenly, on April 29, 2008 at his residence, Ron Watson of Portage la Prairie, beloved father of Dale Watson, passed away at the age of 70 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10:30 AM with the Rev Marg Scott officiating.
Interment will follow in Windsor Cemetery, Teulon, MB.
Ron was born in Cadillac, Saskatchewan on September 23, 1937 to John and Bertha Watson. He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers Keith and Clare. He leaves to mourn his passing his son Dale (Seannette) Watson; two grandchildren Fran and Andrew Watson all of Edmonton, AB; one brother Lyle (Judy), sister-in-law Gwen, nephew Derek Watson and nieces Tracy, Trisha and Tannis Watson, and several cousins and friends.
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the John and Bertha Watson Family Memorial Fund for the Historic Restoration of Erinside School in memory of Ron Watson, c/o Lyle Watson, P.O. Box 2500, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0.
Peacefully with her husband John at her side, on Saturday May 3, 2008, Tekla Fedus passed away at the age of 86 years.
Prayers will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 starting with the Rosary at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Service will be held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 10:30 Am with Reverend Deacon Michael Strilec officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Tekla is survived by her loving husband of 67 years John, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Ukraine. She was predeceased by her parents, 2 sisters, an infant son, and a special friend and neighbor Peter Semchyshyn.
Tekla was born on March 6, 1922 in Markopil, Ukraine. She emigrated to Canada on June 24, 1978. Shortly afterwards she became a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption, a member of the church choir and a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League. She took great joy and pride in being the church cantor, with the assistance of the talented voice of Sonja Bereza.
Tekla’s passion was her faith and music. She and her husband freely devoted many hours in volunteer work for the church, cleaning, washing the alter cloths and making communion bread. Music was another love and talent as she led the church choir, sung at mass, attended other church services (St Claude Church), attended personal care homes, visited friends and many funerals, all with song.
Tekla was a loving, caring and generous person. She found happiness in helping out her families in Ukraine with much generosity. She took pride in her home, garden and friends, especially her dearest friend and neighbor Zennia & Peter Semchysyn who were her adopted Canadian family.
Tekla, as a member of the ladies league, assisted in catering events, she & Nellie Jakymiczko cooked for many weddings, smorgs and social events. Tekla’s baking was shared by others, many received a bag of perogies for a helping hand. She was renowned for her “Korovai”, traditional wedding bread.
Tekla was a natural when I came to caring for people. She nursed John’s parents until their passing, and presently continued nursing in the care of her husband.
The community of the church, family and friends share in the loss of a wife, aunt and friend.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption, or a charity of your choice.
Gordon William McLay
Gordon William McLay aged 68 years passed away peacefully after a short illness at St. boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 8, 2003.
Gord was born and raised in Keewatin, attended school there and played hockey and baseball for the local teams during his younger years. He was employed by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company in Keewatin until 1967 at which time he relocated with his family to Winnipeg. He was employed by Sooline Mills until his retirement in 1995.
Gord was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Norwood Branch #13 and served as President of The Executive Committee of The Canadian Legion memorial Housing Foundation (Manitoba).
Predeceased by his parents Grace and William McLay and cherished wife Anna May, he leaves to mourn his memory, his son Bruce(Ingrid); daughter Lindsay (Dean) Hagglund; granddaughters Alisia (Jeff roos), Kayla and Deanna Hagglund; Jennifer and Stefanie McLay; sister Catherine (Gerry) Kasprick; nephews Jason (Heather) Kasprick, niece Jerilyn (Blane) Stemkoski; sister-in-law Adene (Lloyd) Clay and family, and many other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, December 11, 2003 in Winnipeg.
Donations may be made in memory of Gord to Canadian Legion Memorial Housing Foundation, 47 Cascade Bay, Winnipeg, MB RJ2 1W2 or the charity of one's choice.
DECEMBER 11, 2003