Mr. Leonard Reyn Davis
Monday, April 12, 1943 - Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Reyn was born April 12, 1943 in Mossbank, Saskatchewan, passed away March 7, 2006 at Deer Lodge Centre following a chronic illness which took away all of Reyn's quality of life.
Sadly, Reyn leaves behind his faithful loving wife Marjorie, and the two children he was so proud of Dustin and Shannon (Neville) and precious granddaughter Shanelle. Grieving the loss of their brother are Art, Kathie and Beth, plus numerous brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and a host of good friends. He is predeceased by his parents.
Reyn's enthusiasm for life and his effervescent personality were a joy and an unforgettable gift to those who knew him! Reyn always said he was the luckiest guy in the world to do what he loved best and get paid for it - write about sports. Reyn grew up as a farm boy with an intense desire to be involved in competitive sport - and he fulfilled his dreams by covering sports for the following newspapers over the course of his life: Moose Jaw Times Herald, Regina Leader Post, Chatham Daily News, and Winnipeg Free Press. Reyn also wrote articles for Sports Illustrated, Hockey News and several media guides. His skill as a writer was acknowledged when he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Writers Hall of Fame in 1993. While in Winnipeg Reyn covered numerous sports but most noteworthy was his coverage of the Winnipeg Jets (WHA, NHL) which involved travel to many parts of the world including - Russia, Finland, and Sweden.
Reyn was active in community sports and coached his children's baseball/fastball teams for many years. He golfed and curled with Marjorie and for 25 years he was the catcher in the Old Timers Fastball League for a team named "Hillary Blues". Reyn and his friend Al Braemar (predeceased) set a record in the league with their combined ages totaling 103 years. For three years Reyn played for the Manitoba Masters Fastball team which won two Western Championships. He owned horses at the Assiniboia Downs and was also a member of the Assiniboine Rotary Club. Music was always a love of Reyn's and he played guitar and sang for a band called "The Naturals".
The family wishes to thank the staff at the special needs ward of Deer Lodge for their kind care and support given to Reyn and to the entire family.
A celebration of Reyn's life will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Assiniboia Christian Centre, 3390 Portage Avenue and Rouge Road. A reception will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer Society of Winnipeg, Unit 10-120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, R3C 4G2.
Mrs. Dorothy Hunter
Friday, January 04, 1924 - Tuesday, March 14, 2006
It is with deep sadness that the family of Dorothy (Dot) Hunter (nee Cook) announce her peaceful passing on March 14th , 2006 at the Grace Hospital.
Dot will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Alexander (Alex), her sons, Bob (Diane); Allen (Janice), all of Winnipeg: Ross (Donna) of St. Albert, Alberta; grandchildren Jason (Angie Johnston), Chris, Jodie Trenaman (Kyle), Courtney and Kelly; great grandchildren Alex, Brayden and Ansley. She will also be missed by her extended family. Dot was predeceased by her cherished sister, Beryl Sadler, of England in 2002.
Born in Lewes, Sussex, England on January 4th, 1924, Dot and Alex were married in Ardingley, Sussex on July 15th, 1943. She joined Alex in his hometown of Strathclair, Manitoba in 1946 and they moved to Winnipeg in 1955. She devoted her life to her family and was happiest when we were all together.
The family wishes to thank the attending staff at the Grace Hospital for their care, kindness and support.
In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, a private family interment has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.
Mrs. Lucille Marie Lacroix
Friday, August 04, 1922 - Thursday, March 30, 2006
LUCILLE MARIE LACROIX
August 4, 1922 – March 30, 2006
Peacefully in the presence of her family after a long and courageous battle, Lucille passed away with much dignity at her home in the Grace Hospice.
Lucille will be dearly missed by her children, Gene Lacroix (Janet), Marilyn Mulligan (Joe), Evelyn Peters, Marc Lacroix (Athena); daughter-in-law Marlene LaCroix; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Lucille is survived by her sister Annette Delsnyder (Peter) and sisters-in-law Marie Duclos, Dahlia Braden and Yvonne Byrka. She was predeceased by her parents Osias and Adrienne Duclos; husband Walter Lacroix; son Lucien LaCroix; sister Germaine Monette and brothers Marcel, August, Denis and Maurice.
Mom was born in Ponteix, SK in 1922. She spent a happy childhood on her parent’s farm near Cadillac, SK and moved with her family to a farm near Poplar Point, MB in 1937. Mom and Dad were married in 1939 and they farmed together for forty years in the Belcourt district. Mom worked very hard raising her family and was actively involved in all aspects of farm life. Mom was a gracious hostess and a great cook. Her home was always open to visitors and she could whip up a great meal in no time. In later years Mom also worked at the Lions Manor in Portage and as a home care aide.
Music played a large part in Mom's life. She chorded on piano and guitar for her husband and other fiddlers at old time fiddling contests and dances. Mom was a wonderful singer and shared this talent in her church choirs. She also volunteered her time and talents playing and entertaining at Seniors Homes.
Mom spent her retirement years living at Hamilton House in Winnipeg where she was very involved in all of the activities and had many good friends. Her last days were spent at the Grace Hospice where Mom and the family received such wonderful care from all of the nurses and staff. We are all very grateful for their kindness and compassion.
Prayers will be held on Monday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m. at Blessed John XXIII, 3390 Portage Avenue with interment and reception to follow.
Mrs. Koral Moffetta Brown
Saturday, October 18, 1947 - Saturday, April 29, 2006
Peacefully on Saturday, April 29, with her family by her side, Carol passed away after a lengthy illness.
As a young woman, Carol immigrated from Jamaica in 1968 to study nursing in England. After graduation in 1971, she came to Winnipeg to reunite and marry her love, Norman Brown.
Carol raised a family and worked for over 30 years as an R.N. at Grace Hospital.
Carol loved flowers, camping, traveling and a wide variety of music. Everyone who has had the honour to meet Carol will remember her beautiful smile, her generosity and her love of life.
The family would like to thank every HCA and nurses from Home Care, the Hospitals and the Palliative Care Program for their continuous care. Special thanks to the family physician, Dr. Rumbolt.
Predeceased by her parents Doris and Wesley Wilkie and her sister Carmen Trowers, Carol is survived by her husband Norman Brown; sons Ryan and Norman Jr.; daughter Nicholette; brother Ray Wilkie (Leris) and family; the Browns; the Rhodens; the Burketts; the Drydens, the Trowers and the Scotts.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.chapellawn.mb.ca.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3 in Carol’s memory.
August 21, 1945 – May 19, 2006
After a brief struggle with cancer, George passed away peacefully, on May 19, 2006, at the Health Sciences Centre.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Doris Attwell.
George will be sadly missed by his son Alan (Susan); daughter Kathrine (Sean); grandchildren Kieran, Jordan, Kayla. He will be remembered by his sister Mavis and her children Jason, Theresa, and Raquel who reside in England. George will also be missed by his extended family, Marie, many friends, and good friend Siana.
George was born and raised in England. He moved to Canada in 1973 with Audrey and his son Alan. George worked for Cloverdale Paint (formerly Northern Paint) as a tinter and foreman for more than 30 years. He enjoyed cars, travelling, outdoor activities, soccer, as well as a pint with a game of darts. George was a hardworking, sociable man who made friends easily, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
A memorial reception will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2006 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.chapellawn.mb.ca.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their care and compassion.
Remembrances may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 in George’s memory.
IONA GENE BROWN
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Iona Brown, beloved wife, mother, sister, nannie and very good friend.
Peacefully on July 28, 2006 at St. Boniface Hospital, Iona passed away at the age of 70. Left to treasure her memory are her husband Warner; son Stephen (Deanna); daughter Sheri Lynn (Keith); brother Ralph Faulkenham; her granddaughters Tina, Laura, Victoria and Savannah. Very close to her heart; Aunt Lina Taylor and cousin Shirley Judge; nephews Reâl and Rene Faulkenham and numerous special and close friends.
She was predeceased by her father Robistar Faulkenham; her mother Gertrude (Fredericks) Faulkenham and her brother John Faulkenham.
Iona was born on May 17, 1936 and raised in Bridgetown, NS. She graduated and moved to Ottawa where they got married April 12, 1957. In 1963 Iona gave birth to Stephen and the family moved to Pinawa, MB in 1964. In 1968, her daughter Sheri Lynn arrived and Iona spent countless hours making a beautiful home for her family, where they resided for 20 years.
When her children were older Iona went back to school and was hired at AECL in Pinawa and worked as a secretary. She not only loved her work but also the many friends with whom she worked with.
In her spare time she loved to sew, cook, do crafts and take care of her home. Her true passion was family and friends.
Due to ongoing health problems she moved to Winnipeg in 1987 where she met many more good friends over the years. Iona cherished her family and friends and always had time to listen and help others. She was happiest when spending time laughing with her friends and family. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all those who lives she touched.
The family would like to thank Rosewood Village where mom spent her last few months, for their care and kindness and the staff at St. Boniface Hospital Emergency and ward 5B for their compassion and quality of care.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 400 Portage Avenue with interment and reception to follow. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.chapellawn.mb.ca.
“Your memory is our keepsake,
with which we’ll never part,
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.”
Mr. Lou Sopko
Tuesday, August 15, 1916 - Monday, July 24, 2006
It is with deepest sorrow that the family of Lou Sopko announce his peaceful passing at Grace hospital on July 24, 2006 at the age of 89. His devoted wife, Frances, was at his side.
Lou was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Paulina; sisters Ann, Lee and Jean.
He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of almost 61 years, Frances; daughters Sharon (Wade) Benjaminson, Darlene (Gary) Willis; grandsons Gary (Jennifer) Benjaminson, Bryan (Fawn) Benjaminson, Dusty Willis; granddaughter Kristy Willis, great grandchildren Brittany and Royal; sister Elsie Bower and numerous nephews and nieces.
Lou married Frances on Aug. 25, 1945. He was a wonderful husband and outstanding father, grandfather and G.G. Lou enjoyed his career as a grain farmer until his retirement in 1977. He loved spending his winters with Frances in California, Arizona, Florida and especially Hawaii. These holidays were enhanced when joined by their daughters and their families. Lou derived great pleasure from his curling, golfing, and his beloved Bombers and Jets.
A special thank you to Dr. Joshua and the staff on 5 north at Grace Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.chapellawn.mb.ca.
A private family service will be held with Reverend Fred Lynch officiating.