Richard John “Sonny” Johnston
On Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Portage District General Hospital, Richard John “Sonny” Johnston of Portage la Prairie, passed away at the age of 76 years.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the Longburn Cemetery.
Sonny was born on July 22, 1931 son of Harold and Tillie Johnston at Portage la Prairie. He was raised and received his education in the Longburn District. He then worked on his parents farm then he farmed on his own for a short time before entering the construction business. He was self employed as well as working for several local contractors.
Predeceased by his parents, his wife Terri, his daughter Debbie Bluqurie, two brothers Marvin, Harvey in infancy, two sisters Betty Williams and Margaret Maly he leaves to mourn his passing three daughters, Carol Braun of Portage la Prairie, Sherrie (Danny) McKie of Portage la Prairie, Heather (Danny) Moar of Winnipeg, and five grandchildren. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces and nephews.
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.
Peacefully with family at his side, on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the Portage District General Hospital, Tom Szyjak of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba beloved husband of Anne Szyjak passed away at the age of 85 years.
Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation on Wednesday Evening from 7 to 8 PM.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 2:00 PM with Mr Kim Didur officiating.
A private interment will take place in Gray’s Cemetery, Alonsa, MB
Tom was born on March 27, 1923 son of Peter and Frieda Szyjak at Alonsa, Manitoba. Predeceased by his parents, his brothers and sisters; Jerry, Jean, Lucy, Donald, Margaret and Olga he is survived by his wife Anne, brothers and sisters; Katie, Anne (Phil), Steve (Eva), Evelyn, and his loving spiritual family of the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law; Bill (Ruth) Schultz, Scotty (Lisa) Moar, Martha Brooks, Terry (Eva) Moar, Ellen Neal, James Moar and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom looked forward to when “The righteous themselves will posses the earth and reside forever upon it.” Psalm 37:29
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Portage District General Hospital Foundation, 524 Fifth St S.E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3A8
On Monday, July 7, 2008 at the Portage District General Hospital, Evelyn Farley of Portage la Prairie, widow of the late Herbert Farley passed away at the age of 94 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM with the Reverend Marg Scott officiating.
Interment will follow in the family plot in Hillside Cemetery.
Evelyn was born on September 28, 1913, daughter of Bayard and Gertie Cook at MacGregor where she was raised and received her education. On July 31, 1937 she married Herbert Farley and they resided at Carberry for four years before moving to Portage la Prairie, where her husband was employed at the Portage Soda Water Works and later with Kitson’s Service Station. Here they raised their family of one son and one daughter.
Evelyn was an active member of her community and served with the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides for over 13 years. Her greatest enjoyment came from her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed entertaining and having friends over for a meal, a game of cards or dice. She enjoyed baking and would give it away to neighbors and friends.
Predeceased by her husband Herbert in 1975; four brothers Neil, Archie, Roy and Norman Cook; four sisters and their husbands Jessie (John) Gair, Edna (Clarence) Smith, Florence (Oscar) Nohlgren and Ethel (Reg) Smith. She leaves to mourn her passing one son Gerald (Linda) and grandchildren Shawna ((Kevin)Cromie and great grandsons Ryan and Kyle; granddaughter Michelle (Jason) Veitch all of Selkirk; one daughter Lynne (Daryl) Neild, grandson Robert (Kathy) and great grandsons Andrew and Charles; grandson John (Jolaine) and great granddaughter Cassandra; and granddaughter Suzanne, all of Calgary; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation Wednesday evening, July 9, 2008 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.
If friends so desire donations may be made to the Firefighters Burn Fund Inc., 202 – 666 St James St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3J6.
Edward “Ted” Ducharme
Suddenly on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the Portage District General Hospital, Edward “Ted” Ducharme of St Ambroise, beloved husband of Edna, passed away at the age of 71 years.
Prayers will be held on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM at the St Ambroise Roman Catholic Church. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with the Reverend Father Eric Giddens officiating. Interment will follow in the St Ambroise cemetery.
Ted was born on June 26, 1937 to Rod and Rosanna Ducharme in St Ambroise where he was raised and received his education. He married Edna Lafreniere on October 27, 1956, and they resided in St Ambroise and raised seven children. Ted was a very well known Guide for hunting and also fished. He drove school bus for many years and was also a commercial fisherman. He owned his own gravel truck company and retired in the early 1990’s.
Predeceased by his parents and two brothers Norman and Brian. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife of fifty-one years Edna; five sons: Del (Cheryl) of Winnipeg, Ray (Peggy) of St Ambroise, Wes of Winnipeg, Sterling (Lucille) of St Laurent, and Jason (Deanna) of St Ambroise; two daughters: Jeannette (Doug) Adams of Winnipeg and Joanne of Winnipeg; seventeen grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; three brothers : Leo (Anita), Pat (Elaine) and Jim (Jocelyn) all of St Ambroise; five sisters: Olive Strang of Iowa, Nora Hiebert of Winnipeg, Clara Marriot of St Ambroise, Sherry Bell of Portage la Prairie and Marie Mangin of St Ambroise; and several nieces and nephews.
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Catherine Newham-Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1A7.
It is with great sadness that we announce that John Ginter has passed away at the Portage District General Hospital on July 11, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 from 7 to 8 PM.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 2:30 PM.
Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
John was born on July 30, 1923 in the Horndean District to Margaret and Isaac Ginter. He served overseas in Germany in WWII with the Canadian Armed Forces. After the war, he moved to Portage and was employed with Manitoba Hydro were he worked for over 40 years. I t was here that he met and married Hazel Marks who have celebrated 54 years of marriage and raised their family of 5 children.
John was a founding member of the Grand Haven Lodge at Pipestone for several years. He was a lifetime member of the ANAF, Portage, and a member of the Portage Gun Club. He was also a volunteer firefighter for 17 years. Johnny enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, curling, camping.
Predeceased by his parents, brothers Ike & Corny, sisters Margaret and Alice, he leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Hazel, his daughters Marilyn (Lane), Debbie (Dennis), Sandra (Hank) Brenda, and his son Brian (Bonnie), grand children; Keri (Garth), Trevor (Kristin), Tyler, Corrie, Darnell, Marley, Justin, Tyler and Caitlyn. and great grandchildren Skylar, Sara. Also surviving are his brothers Dave (Kay), Ed (Rita) and sisters Chris (Henry), Mary, Evelyn, Alvena (Tom) and many nieces and nephews.
John’s love of life revolved around his family and friends. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1P6, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Catherine Newham-Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1A7.