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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 40

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Daniel Livingstone Cohoe, after a full and long life, passed away at his residence on July 30, 2003. He was born Dec. 18, 1922 and raised on the family farm in the Clear Springs area of Manitoba. At the age of 18, Dan enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served his country until the end of World War II.
June 4, 1948 Dan married Elva Joyce McDonald of Giroux, Man. He spent the following 30 years farming, both in the Giroux area and from 1963 on in the Brandon, Man. region. Dan and Elva together raised seven children. In 1976, Dan retired from farming and they moved into Brandon.
Dan enjoyed many things, including travelling throughout the world, camping and fishing at Lake Audy, and the company of family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Elva the year before; his brother Earl in 1977; and sister Vera in 1976.
He will be sadly missed by his children: Maureen (Harvey), Shawn, Shelagh, Bradley, Grant, Brent (Diane), and Kathleen (Tom); grandchildren: Kirsten (Bruce), Lee (Carla), Hamish,
Jarrod, Jeff, Ryan, Braden, Tyler and Jaden; and great-grandchildren Chantal and Noah.
Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at 1 p.m. Donations in memory of Dan can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.


Elsie Lasia Nastiuk, formerly of Gardenton, Man., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at Toronto Western Hospital on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2002, in her 82nd year.
To commemorate her passing, her family will hold a memorial service at St Demetrius Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, two miles south of Gardenton, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. Father John Melnyk will be officiating.
Elsie was the devoted and beloved mother of Olga (Douglas) Minns of Nassau, Bahamas and Irene (Harry) Shaw of Toronto, Ont. She was dearly loved and is sadly missed by her grandchildren, Harry, Mitchell and Catharine Shaw.
She was predeceased by her sister Maria Nastiuk, age 92, of Vancouver, B.C., and is survived by her sister Anne Zahara, age 88, of Collingwood, Ont.
Mother left Gardenton in 1939 as a young married woman and moved to Toronto, as did many other young couples from Gardenton and neighboring towns. Many of the Gardenton area couples who moved to Toronto maintained their friendships and became known to one another as the "Gardenton Gang." Together over the years they attended many housewarming parties for each other, and as their children grew and married they held grand weddings in the traditional Ukrainian style, which all attended and enjoyed. As they grew older, anniversary parties then became popular, where friendships were reunited once again.
Over the years, Mother enjoyed going back to Gardenton for the July 12 celebrations, to see old friends and to take a sentimental look at the family farm. She also enjoyed attending the Purple Bank School Reunion and the 100 year dedication of the Historic St Michael's Church.
She was employed by the Robert Simpson Co. (now the Hudson's Bay Co.) for over 30 years as a sales associate. On her retirement she enjoyed travelling to many far away places along with sister Anne. One of their first trips to Europe included a visit to the Ukraine, to the village of Onut Bukovina, to visit their family and to see the country of their ancestry.
Mother's passion was her flower and vegetable garden. She grew a variety of flowers, but was particularly proud of her beautiful roses. Her quiet, peaceful times were spent knitting afghans for family and friends and patiently sewing beautiful needlework pictures that were displayed in her lovely home. They will be treasured by her family and are a fond memory of the gentle, loving person that she was.
Her life journey has now come full circle. It was Mother's request to be returned to Gardenton, the place of her birth. May she rest in peace till we meet again.


Peter Wolfe of Steinbach, Man. passed away peacefully in his sleep July 30, 2003 at Bethesda Hospital.
Peter was born July 29, 1924 near Winkler, Man.
Cherishing his memory are his loving wife Tina; daughter Judy; son Bob and his wife Lorena (Thiessen) and their two children Travis and Mellowdy; son Peter; and daughter Kim and her husband Corey Verhaeghe. He is also survived by two brothers, two sisters, many relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held Aug. 2 at the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church, with interment at Heritage Cemetery.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the Bethesda Hospital doctors and nursing staff for their care of Peter.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, and grandmother, Martha Poels, who passed away July 17, 2003 at Steinbach Bethesda Hospital at the age of 59 years. Mom would have been 60 on August 20.

She will be forever remembered and deeply missed by her husband Albert; daughter Rachel (Ken) Lachnit of Woodridge; sons, Brian (Deb) of Winnipeg, Barry of Steinbach and Tim of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Heather, Craig and Bronte. She will also be missed by her sister Dorothy (Al) Proulx; and her nieces and nephews, Debbie, Jackie, Raymond, Ken, Keith, Jeremy and Tabitha, and their families.
She was predeceased by her father Raymond, mother Malvina and her only brother Ted.

Mom will be remembered for her kind heart and her wonderful sense of humor. We love you, Mom and we will miss you. You were the best wife and mother anyone could ask for.

Prayers were held Sunday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., with viewing prior, at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. The funeral service was held Monday, July 21, 11:00 a.m. at the St Alexander Parish in Woodridge.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald St., Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 102 - 310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6.
Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.

LILLIANE LUSSIER (nee Desmarais)

December 14, 2002 our beloved Lilliane passed away, at which time a funeral service was held in Lodi, California.

In loving memory of Lilliane, a commemorative service will be held Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. at the Christian Fellowship Church, 172 Main St., Landmark, Manitoba.

Family and friends, who so desire, will be given the opportunity to deliver an eulogy, either verbal or written, at this remembrance service.


Marjorie Joyce (Durnin) Taylor, passed into the presence of her Lord Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in Kelowna, B.C., after a valiant battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years Phil; her three children, Paul (Marilyn), Carolyn Hillstrom (Tim), Peter (Lori); and six grandchildren, Jessica, Philip, Adriana, Nicholas, Marissa, and Samuel; plus numerous nephews and nieces. Her mother Hope McKenzie, only sister Eileen Chatwin and brother-in-law Vernon Taylor also mourn her passing. She was predeceased by her father Gerald Durnin and brother Ralph (Speed) Durnin.

Marjorie was born in Melville, Sask. February 13, 1933. She excelled academically, becoming valedictorian for both her high school (Victoria High School) and graduating class at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Her athletic prowess was demonstrated in the numerous track and field trophies she won. She captained the grass hockey team for her high school. Marjorie married her high school sweetheart, they courted one another from the tenth grade on, in the month of April 1955.

After graduating from the Royal Jubilee as a registered nurse, she spent the next 40 years ministering compassionately as a nurse; some of this time working at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach. She was a faithful supporter to her husband Dr. Phil Taylor who was a Professor of Pastoral Care at Providence Theological Seminary. In her later life, she ministered faithfully in her church, praying and encouraging those in need.

Marjorie, greatly loved by her family, lived a life used of God to touch many. As a prayer warrior and intercessor, she brought heaven down to earth in a tangible way. Her encouragement to others displayed the Father's heart. Her love for Christ was contagious. Her sensitivity to the Holy Spirit dispensed heaven's healing to many. She will be deeply missed by family and church.

Those wishing to send condolences may write to Dr. Phil Taylor, 2846 Lakeside Court, Westbank, B.C. V4T 1T1 or e-mail at Dr. Phil

Arrangements entrusted to Everden Rust Funeral Services 250-860-6180


It is with deep regret that we announce the peaceful passing of René Turgeon July 12, 2003 at home in Vassar, Man., after an illness, at the age of 56 years.

René leaves to mourn his beloved wife Lilliane and daughter Jenny (Keith) of Vassar; his brother John of Vassar, brother Joseph of B.C.; nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, mother-in-law and numerous relatives and many friends.

René was predeceased by his mother and father, two brothers and his nephew Jared. René was a man of many talents. He enjoyed taking walks with his family and Dusty, hunting, fishing, picking berries, working on machinery, visiting family and friends.

René spent his entire working days in the logging industry. He spent many years teaching his only child all the things that he enjoyed doing. René was a very kind and generous man. He would help without ever expecting anything in return. René will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Viewing was held at Vita, Man., July 12. Funeral services were held July 17 at 2 p.m. in Vita. Officiating clergy was Joy Marden. At René's request he was cremated.

Honorary pallbearers were John Turgeon, Jim Yurechka, Gabriel Bunn, Keith Broesky, Tim Smetana, Garry Meixner, Darryl Meixner, Karl Meixner.

Special thanks to Rolande Meixner and the immediate family, Dr. Krahn of Steinbach, Dr. Didrikson of Roseau, Minn. and all the nurses. Also thanks to the Vassar community for lunch and friends and relatives for the gathering in Vassar at Chris Desjardins'.

Donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation.


Sunday, July 13, 2003 news was received of the passing of our dearly beloved brother-in-law Robert "Bob" Sydney Williams, who passed away at his home at Grand Bend, Ontario, with his sister Vera and Archie Morrison at his side.

Bob's wife Effie Faye (Bially) Williams passed away March 15, 2003.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his son Robert "Rob" (Cindy); grandsons Nicholas (Stacie) and Matthew Williams, all of Brockville, Ont.; a great-grandson born July 10, 2003; sister Vera (Archie) Morrison, Grand Bend; Joan Collins and Pauline Williams, both of Montreal, Que.; sister-in-law Joan Williams, of Calgary, Alta.; brother-in-law Jack Dingle of Vancouver, BC; Olga Fredrick, of Hinton, Alberta; Jack and Helen Bially and Eva Bially of Tolstoi, Man.; also many nieces, nephews and their families.

A memorial service was held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, in Dashwood, Ont., Saturday, July 19; with Rev. Harry Disher officiating.

Ash interment for both Effie Faye and Bob Williams will be held Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at Overstoneville Independent Cemetery with Rev. M. Waddle officiating.

Vita Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Peacefully, Monday, July 21, 2003, with his children at his bedside, William passed away at the age of 88 at the St. Boniface Hospital.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (1970), parents Fred and Anne, and siblings Pearl, Annie, Nellie, Mary, John and Harry.

He is lovingly remembered by his son, Paul (Mary) and daughter Marianne (Walter) Hoshowski. Gede will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Rick (Rachel), Lori (Claude) Forest, Terri (Casey) Braun, Russ (Michelle), Matthew, and Corey Hoshowski, and 15 great-grandchildren.

William was born January 28, 1915 in Pansy, Man. Besides working on the family homestead, he also owned and operated several gravel trucks. In 1979 he moved to Grunthal, Man., where he resided until his passing. He was a generous, humorous and well thought of man who will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Viewing will take place at 7 p.m. and prayers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, Man. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pansy. Interment will follow at the Pansy Cemetery. Deacon Leon Twerdun officiating.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Mary Naherniak, July 19, 2003 at Bethesda Place, Steinbach, Manitoba at the age of 87 years.

She will be forever remembered and deeply missed by her children, Paul (Mary), Anne (Nestor) Pankiw, Steve (Marilyn) Henry, Rev. Fr. Oris (Rose), Marian (Mike) Bugera, Adel, Doris (Cecil) Trayhorne; sister, Effie (Walter) Senkow; grandchildren, Dale (Elaine), Joanne (Tony), Scott (Taryn), Bruce (Nikki), Christopher (Maria), Curtis and Michael; great-grandchildren, Kara, Nathan, Joshua, Anna, Amanda, Alexandria, Monique and Payton and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Anna Hrabchak and two sisters, Elsie Romaniuk and Lena Bazowski.

Prayers were held Wednesday, July 23, 7 p.m., at Green Acres Funeral Chapel, Hwy #1 East at Navin Road. Funeral Service was held Thursday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m., also in Green Acres Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Deacon Leon Twerdun presiding.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kaethler and staff of Bethesda Place for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Steinbach Bethesda Place.

Jan. 24, 1944 - July 27, 2003

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Bernice Zador. Left to cherish her memory are Walter Zador, daughter Kimberly Zador, son Kerry Zador, daughter-in-law Michelle, granddaughter Julia, and son Reese Allison. She also leaves brother Mike Gushuliak; and sisters, Delores Roy, Maria Snider, Lillian Rosky, and Anne Buick.

Bernice was predeceased by her father William, mother Katherine, sisters Lana Mazur, Sophie Kraynyk, and brother Nickolas Gushuliak.

Mom's zest for life, sense of humor and caring for others will be cherished and dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Special thanks to all staff at Vita Personal Care Home and Vita Hospital. A private service has been planned.


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ethel Pawloski, July 29, 2003, at the age of 92 years, at Vita Hospital. Ethel will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and adopted son Elliott Graham.

She was predeceased by her husband Sam in 1967, and her only sister Grace.
The family would like to thank the Vita Personal Care Home staff, and the Vita Hospital staff for the wonderful care of Ethel.

A memorial service for Ethel Pawloski will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, 2 p.m., at the Greenridge United Church, in Greenridge, Man. Her ashes will be interred in the church cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Greenridge United Church.

Arrangements entrusted to: Loewen Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.

1915 - 2003

The Lord relieved Dad of his suffering July 28 at Victoria General Hospital. He is survived by his "plums," Margaret, with whom he shared 63 years of his life; his daughters, Lenore Loyns (Al) and Donna Schwark (Wayne); their children Alain Loyns, Dwight (Alodia) Schwark and Lisa Skrubis (Steve); and five great-grandchildren, Steven and Victoria Schwark, Chase and Kara Skrubis, and Alarey Loyns. He is survived as well by his sister Evelyn Lochhead. He was predeceased by his father Rudy; mother Eva; two brothers, Walter and Alfred; and two sisters, Louise and Elsie.

Dad's place in the business world was one of which he was fiercely proud. He began to shape his business skills as a teenager under the tutelage of his father. He and brother Walter continued the business when Rudy passed away in the late 1940s and developed L&W Servicing into a thriving rural business. On retirement from L&W Servicing in 1967, Len and Margaret moved to Winnipeg for retirement. Soon he became field manager for Modern Dairies, from which he retired again a decade later.

In business and in daily living Dad demonstrated honesty, loyalty, kindness, and generosity. He took pride in whatever he participated in, always giving his best, whether it was the challenge of skipping a team for a curling bonspiel or spinning a yarn with his buddies at the coffee club at the St Vital Shopping Centre.

There are many people to thank for their concern, compassion, and care: the nurses on the third and fifth floors at the Victoria Hospital; those special people at the Golden Door; and Virginia, Marie and Donna.

A memorial service will be held at Friedensthal Lutheran Church, Thursday, July 31 at 1 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined, but those who wish may contribute to: Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7.

Dad will be sorely missed and loved forever.
"I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race.
I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me,
The crown of righteousness."
11 Timothy 4:7, 8

Arrangements entrusted to: Loewen Funeral Chapel, Steinbach

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