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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 15

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KATHERINE (HIEBERT) LEDUC
1915 -­ 2002

Katherine (Hiebert) Leduc of Sioux Lookout, Ont. passed away at her residence on July 1, 2002, lovingly surrounded by her seven daughters. Mother was born March 19, 1915 on her grandparent's original homestead near Niverville, Man. She will return to be laid to rest in the small family cemetery on the site of the homestead where she was born.

Our mother died as she had lived, with strength, humour, and love. It was not easy for her to leave on her next great journey.

Our mother had a great zest for life and a love of family. She had a strong belief in the importance of education, a love of travel and of seeing new places, an enjoyment of good food, and a zeal for learning new things.

Among Kay's many community interests and volunteer activities she was: 50-year member of the Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 where she held many offices; long-time member of the Hospital Auxiliary in Hudson and Sioux Lookout, Ont.; Senior Volunteer in Service; volunteer for Hospital Visiting; member of the Catholic Women's League; long-time member of the Sioux Lookout Area Senior Citizen's Centre; member of the Hudson School Board.

Katherine (Kay) was predeceased by her parents, Peter H. and Maria (Heinrichs) Hiebert; husband Albert Leduc; brothers, Edward, John, Jacob and William; brother-in-law Jacob Doerksen; and grandchildren, Johnny Ayotte and Smiley Harris.

She is survived by her daughters, Dianna Ayotte (Phil Salem), Evangeline (Charlie) Harris, Kathy (Bill) Meyer, Audrey (Gord) Paton, Yolande Leduc (Kevin Doyle), Patricia (Glenn) Basso, Janine Leduc (Louis Fradet); grandchildren, James (Anne) Ayotte, Gwen (Ray) Norkus, Robin (Donald) Erickson, Charles Harris (Debbie Carson), Clifford (Marion) Harris, Nicholai Harris, Shauna (Russ) Murgatroyd, Kyle Meyer, Shane Cordell (Vicki Winder), Tanya Allbright, Joseph and Curtis Basso, Dustin and Landon Ogden; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by siblings, Marie Doerksen, Peter (Yolande) Hiebert, David (Eva) Hiebert, Anne (John) Dyck, Jac Hiebert, Andrew (Bettie) Hiebert, Doris (Peter) Hildebrand; sisters-in-law, Doris Hiebert, Helen Hiebert, and Rose Hiebert and their families.

Katherine will be honoured in a service at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr. Steinbach, Man., officiated by Rev. Dee McEachern and Rev. Ben Hiebert, Friday, July 5, 2002, with a viewing at 2 p.m. and service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at the Hiebert Family Cemetery near Niverville, Man.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the District Health Centre of Sioux Lookout New Hospital Fund or the Hiebert Heritage Cemetery Inc. of Niverville.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.

ELIZABETH DOERKSEN
1904 - 2002

Peacefully, with her family by her side, Elizabeth Doerksen from Calvary Place, Winnipeg, Man., formerly residing at Niverville, Man., passed away July 14, 2002 at the age of 97.

She is survived by her children, Betsey Frye of Spokane, Wash., Dorothy Kroeker of Morden, Man., Roy Doerksen of Niverville, Mary Wentzel of Kelowna, B.C., Lorne Doerksen of Quesnel, B.C., Irene Wiebe of St. Eustache, Man., Bill Doerksen of Grande Prairie, Alta., John Doerksen of Calgary, Alta., David Derksen of Vancouver, B.C., Edna Neufeld of Winnipeg, Man., Jean Doerksen of Kelowna, B.C., Allen Doerksen of Niverville, Alvin Doerksen of Winnipeg, and James Doerksen of Niverville.

She was predeceased by her husband George E. in 1951, her son George Doerksen in 1985 and daughter Lilly Lund in 1987.

The funeral service for Elizabeth Doerksen will be held Friday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach. Viewing will be held Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. with a devotional at 8 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. Interment will take place at Oakgrove Cemetery (near Niverville).

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to Calvary Place Personal Care Home, 1325 Erin St., Winnipeg, MB R3E 3R6.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel.

HELEN ROSS

Suddenly, Sunday, July 28, 2002, after a night out with her friends at bingo, Helen Ross of St. Labre, Man., passed away at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, Man., at the age of 83 years.
Left to mourn her passing are her seven children: Eleanor Martel of Marchand, Man., Emilie (Jake) Funk of Steinbach, Valerie Ross (Kevin) of Westbourne, Man., Alexandrine Ross (Mitch) of St. Boniface, Man., Sandy (Lois) of Steinbach, Donald (Heather) Ross of Transcona, Man., Lorraine (Roger) Martel of Giroux, Man.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Ludwig (Gloria) Blonski of Lockport, Man., and Edwin Blonski of Burnaby, B.C.; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Hubert in 1996, grandson Gordon in 1961 and son-in-law Philip Martel in 2001, and also 11 siblings.
At Helen's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, 2 p.m. at the St. Benoit Labre Church, St. Labre, with Rev. Fr. Leonce Aubin officiating. Ash interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach.

JACOB G. LEPPKY

Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at the St. Pierre Hospital, Mr Jacob G. Leppky of Niverville, Man., passed away at the age of 92 years.
He is survived by his sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Kehler, Esther Friesen, Margaret Leppky and Agnes Steingart; brothers-in-law: Frank Steingart and Henry Fehler. There are also numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will miss him.
At the age of 17, Jeanne Buhr came to live with the Leppky's and both Jacob and Helen considered her to be the daughter they never had. After Jeanne married Herman Rempel, and had a family of their own, they became an extension of the Leppky family. Mr Leppky had a wonderful grandparent relationship and had a strong influential role in the lives of Herman and Jeanne's family.
He was predeceased by his wife Helen (nee Doerksen) on December 12, 1997; two brothers William G. Leppky, Abe G. Leppky; twin half sisters Susanna and Anne; two half brothers, John P. Leppky, Peter P. Leppky.
Jacob owned and operated the B/A Service Station in Niverville for 28 years and retired at the age of 57 years. During the following 30 years, Jacob and his wife Helen became very involved with numerous evangelistic organizations, including Child Evangelism, Union Gospel Mission and Back to the Bible. He was a founding member and strong supporter of Word of Life Mission Church, serving in many leadership capacities.
Funeral service was held Monday, July 29, 2002, 1 p.m., at the Word of Life Mission Church in Niverville, with Pastor Tasos Xanthopoulus officiating. Interment followed in the Niverville Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach.

VIARA (VI) MCVICAR
(nee Horn)
1910 - 2002

Thursday, July 25, 2002, Viara McVicar passed away peacefully at the Morris Hospital in Morris, Man. at the age of 92.
Vi was born April 20, 1910 at Kingsley (near La Riviere), Man. Following completion of "Normal School" (teachers' college) in Manitou, Man., she embarked on a long and rewarding teaching career, beginning with assignments in several small Manitoba communities. In about 1932 she accepted a teaching position in Arnaud, Man. It was there that she met Donald McVicar and they were married in 1935. Vi put her teaching career "on hold" in 1940 so that she could focus on raising her children. In 1944 Viara and Donald moved to Dominion City, Man., where they lived and raised their family throughout most of the next 40 years. In 1954, with her youngest child now of school age, Vi resumed her teaching career. She taught in Dominion City for the next 12 years, and then in Winnipeg, Man. for an additional six years. She retired in 1972, leaving a legacy of grateful students, many of whom remember her as "Super Teacher."
In 1984, five years after Donald's death, Vi began a new lifestyle - making her home in Winnipeg in the summers and in Alamo, Texas in the winters. In Texas she met and made many new friends from all over North America. One of those new friends was John Wilson of St. Paul, Minn. and they soon developed a very special and dear relationship. Throughout the last 15 years Vi and John had been constant and close companions, traveling and enjoying their many interests together, in Texas in winters and up north in summers. In 1990 Mom chose the Meadowood Manor in St. Vital to be her new Winnipeg residence, and in the ensuing 12 years she established many more dear friendships with her fellow residents, the staff and caregivers at Meadowood.
Vi's many relatives and friends will miss her and cherish their memories of her, especially her children, Carol and Vernon Wilkinson of Ridgeville, Man., Earle and Jeanine McVicar of Calgary, Alta., Leona and Brian Scobie of Sherwood Park, Alta.; her grandchildren Tim and Debbie Wilkinson, Rick Wilkinson and Laura St. Vincent, Mark McVicar, Tyler McVicar and Jill Sutherin, Corey and Isabel Scobie, Jana Scobie; her two great-grandchildren, Annette and Savannah; her brother Cecil Horn and his wife Peggy; and her dear friend John Wilson and special companion Anne Nickel.
Vi was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Fred Horn; her sister Alma and her brother Walter.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, 2 p.m. at the Dominion City United Church, Dominion City, with Reverends Myrna and Bob Stark officiating. Interment followed at the Dominion City cemetery.
Friends wishing to do so may contribute, in lieu of flowers, to the Dominion City United Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of their choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Wiebe Funeral Home, Altona, Man.

JOYCE KELLER
Feb. 18, 1941 -­ July 21, 2002

After a long and courageous battle with breast cancer, with her family by her side, Joyce and the good Lord decided to unite.
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, Joyce will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Leaving to mourn, husband Bruce; son Monty and Lee Keller, grandchildren, Dylan and Nevan of Kelowna B.C.; daughter Pam and Tony Boutet, grandchildren, Troy and Tyson of St. Malo, Man.; son Michael Keller and Shannon Erb, granddaughter Shaughnessy of Winnipeg, Man.; father and mother, Mike and Anne Stefiuk; sister Karen and Steve Hopkins, all of Dominion City, Man., and her loving companion "pooch" Cueball; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and in-laws and many loving friends. Joyce was predeceased by her brother Ed.
Joyce was a great tribute to the community with her generosity and strength that she gave to all who knew her. If friends so desire, donations may be made in her memory to a local charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 24 at the Dominion City United Church.
The family would like to express their gratitude for everyone's support, generosity, kind thoughts and prayers at our time of sorrow.
Joyce, you will be in our hearts forever.
Your Loving Family
Gone but not forgotten.

CORNELIUS (C.B.) DUECK
1918 - 2002

Peacefully, Sunday, July 28, 2002, Cornelius passed away at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Steinbach, Man. He is survived by his five daughters: Adina (Roy) Doerksen of Niverville, Man., Erna Dueck of Winnipeg, Man., Margaret Dueck and Adela Dueck, both of Steinbach, Emily (Jake) Friesen of Arnaud, Man.; one son: Mervin (Susan) Dueck of Morris, Man.; and their families. He was predeceased by his wife Helena in 1983.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, 11 a.m., at the Rosenort Evangelical Mennonite Church, Rosenort, Man. Interment at Rosenort Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to Rest Haven Foundation, Box 1029, Steinbach, MB R0A 2A0.
Arrangements entrusted to: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.

MARION WIEBE
1940 ­- 2002

We, the family, are sad to announce the passing of Marion Wiebe of Grunthal, Man., beloved wife of Jake B. Wiebe, in the early hours of July 26, 2002 at the St. Pierre Jolys Hospital, at the age of 62 years.
Marion was predeceased by one son in infancy and her father Franklin Davis in 1983.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Jake of nearly 40 years, and one daughter Monica and her husband Marcel Picton of Grunthal, two granddaughters Chantel and Nicole and her mother Lyla Moore.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 29 in Grunthal Bergthaler Church, with Pastor Ed Wiebe officiating. Interment took place in the Grunthal Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Marion may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, ON109-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.

AGATHA VOGT BROESKY
(1932 - 2002)

Agatha was born near Glen Kerr, Sask., March 19, 1932, a few months after her father passed away. She lived with her mother until she moved to the La Broquerie, Man. area at the young age of 16. It was here, while employed as a housekeeper for her brother Dave and his wife Susan, that she met and married our father at 18 years of age. Their wedding took place March 16, 1951 in Giroux, Man. God blessed our wonderful parents with nine children.

During our parents 51 1/2 years of married life, our mom faced and overcame many challenges. Dad became a pastor in 1968 and has since pastored three churches. Throughout all these years she faithfully and unselfishly served as a pastor's wife, while pouring her love and life into her family.

Being the mother of nine children and raising seven of them to adulthood was no easy task. Waking up, packing lunches and getting seven children ready for the bus by 8:20 a.m. was only one of her many daily tasks. Our parents would sometimes jokingly say, "There go our seven dwarfs." I guess that would make our mom "Snow White." One of our fond memories coming off the bus was the smell of Mom's home cooking. We were so blessed to have our mom waiting for us and looking after us.

Our mom loved Jesus. She told us that when she was 12, her mom was deathly ill. It was at this time that she cried out to Jesus and He answered her prayers and spared her mom's life. She later rededicated her life to the Lord shortly after the death of her infant son Marvin. After being baptized, our parents have faithfully served the Lord all these years.

After overcoming many challenges, at age 59 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This prompted immediate radical surgery. About five years later the cancer had metastasized into her bones. Mother courageously endured more surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, bone therapy and numerous medications.

During these difficult times our mother blessed us and many others with her grateful and positive spirit. She was always so thankful to all those who helped her and prayed for her. We will always cherish her final words, thanking her family for being there for her.

Our mom passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 18, 2002 with family at her bedside. Her wish was to go to glory from her home of 48 years and God granted her wish. Mother will be greatly missed by her husband, two sons and five daughters. Left to mourn are her beloved husband Peter; sons, Allen (Sharon) Broesky, Gerry (Diane) Broesky; daughters, Elaine (John) Warkentin, Myrna (Greg) Penner, Karen (Jack) Martens, Teresa (Eric) Wiens, Beverly (Barron) Friesen; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by many friends and relatives.

Mother was predeceased by two children in infancy, Laura and Marvin; her parents; five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m., at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Steinbach, with Mr Gerry Broesky and Pastor Jim Humphries officiating. A private family interment followed in the Steinbach Heritage Cemetery.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Roger Gingerich, Dr. Wilfrid Kaethler and nurse Anne Plett for helping our mother and us through this difficult time. We are also grateful to the staff at Bethesda Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Victoria General Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital.

We also want to thank Bill Dyck and the staff at Loewen Funeral Chapel, the Evangelical Free Church for the use of their facilities, Pastors Jim and Irene Humphries and all those who helped us celebrate our mom's home-going.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Agatha Broesky Memorial Fund, c/o Gospel Chapel, Box 309, La Broquerie, MB R0A 0W0.

Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach.

ELPHÈGE NORMANDEAU

Peacefully, with his family by his side, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Ste Anne Hospital, Elphège Normandeau passed away at the age of 74 years.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 52 years, RoseAnna (nee Jolicoeur); six daughters and three sons, Marie and Gilles Gagnon of Ste Anne, Man., Diane Normandeau and Brian Kerr of Winnipeg, Man., Irene and Guy Desrosiers of Winnipeg, Roger and Simone of Ste Anne, Aline and Bruce Streeter of Airdries, Calgary, Alta., Louis and Ginette of Winnipeg, Doris and Roger Gagnon of Winnipeg, Denis and Brenda of Steinbach, Man., Joane and Patrice Deschene of Moncton, NB; 19 grandchildren, Ginette, Gilbert, Alain, Chantal, Gerald, Jocelyne, Robert, Danielle, Pierre, Lizanne, Robert, Julie, Marc, Melanie, Richard, Nicole, Michael, Florence, Juliette; two great-grandchildren, Patrick and Joe.

He also leaves to mourn his brother Raymond and Louise; his sisters, Emilia Jolicoeur, Lucie and Edmond Gagnon, Sisters Therese and Anita, Aurise, Noellia and Thèodore Jolicoeur, Lorraine Normandeau and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and dear friends.

Funeral mass was celebrated at the Ste Anne Roman Catholic Church, Thursday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m., with L'abbé René Chartier.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Ste Anne Hospital and Dr. Paul de Moissac for taking such good care of our father.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, ON109-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

Green Acres Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

BABY EMILY MARIE DUMONT

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Emily Marie Dumont, daughter of Reg and Lynda.

Emily was born prematurely Sept. 22, 2002. After a short but courageous struggle she passed away Sept. 23, 2002.

Funeral service will be held at the Saint-Viateur Roman Catholic Church in Otterburne, Man., Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12 noon. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Though only in our lives for a short time; in our hearts forever.

Arrangements entrusted to Loewen Funeral Chapel of Steinbach, Man.

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