Swan River MB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Jack DavidchukWednesday, August 02, 2017
Leah Preston of Cornwall.
Jack was born in Novosuilki, Ukraine on March 16, 1932, to parents Matthew Davidchuk and Antonina Davidchuk (Olchowetz), immigrated to Canada in 1938 and settled near Swan River, Manitoba.
He earned a double major in History and Modern Languages from the University of Manitoba. After four years of studying and teaching in France, Jack returned to Canada and taught French in Winnipeg and Northern Ontario. He spent the rest of his teaching career in Durham Region.
After retirement, he continued his lifelong love of learning and earned multiple degrees at Glendon College.
Jack had a deep love of the natural world. He was an organic gardener who spent many happy years in his large vegetable garden and enjoyed sharing the abundance of his labours with family and friends. He trod lightly upon this earth.
To celebrate the life and mourn his passing, a public visitation will take place on Friday July 28th from 12pm to 1pm with a funeral service to start at 1pm in the chapel at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home.
HERRON - Bertha May - Yorkton This Week Thursday, March 09, 2017
She and her sister Topsy were great companions and loved to travel. They made adventurous trips to Alberta, Nanaimo, BC, Swan River, MB and Fairlight, SK to visit relatives, but the highlight of their travels was their trip to Hawaii with Kayo and Audrey. Snookie also looked forward to her annual combine ride with the great-grandchildren, Justin and Joshua at the Conrad farm. She leaves to mourn her passing and share her memory her daughter, Muriel Nicol of Saltcoats, three grandchildren, Brent (Sherry) Nicol of Newfoundland, Kim (Harvey) Cooper of Saltcoats, Wanda (Keith) Conrad of Saltcoats, five great-grandchildren, Lisa Cooper (Darin Tangedal) of Saltcoats, Devon Cooper (Sam Jolly) of Saltcoats, Justin (Katherine) Conrad of Saltcoats, Joshua Conrad of Yorkton, Kirsten Sikora of Regina, three great-great-grandchildren, Rylee Wagner, Trinity Wagner and Teslia Cooper-Tangedal and one on-the-way, daughter-in-law, Yvonne Herron of St. Albert, AB, brother, Kayo Morgan of Saltcoats as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Bill Herron, son, Allan Herron, son-in-law, Lloyd Nicol, two sisters, Marge and Topsy, brother, Luke and two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Dorrie. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK with Kathy Novak serving as the Funeral Celebrant. Snookie's great-granddaughter, Lisa Cooper shared words of tribute and eulogy. Musicians, Carla Laycock, Linda Datema, Esther Morgan and Teresa Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", "How Great Thou Art" and "Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore". They also shared two special music selections, "Amazing Grace" and "Jealous of the Angels". The Interment Service followed in the Saltcoats Town Cemetery with Justin Conrad, Joshua Conrad, Lisa Cooper, Devon Cooper, Rylee Wagner and Darin Tangedal serving as the casket bearers. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
DAWSON - Alexandra (Sandra) - Yorkton This Week Friday, October 28, 2016
Leah, and brother Michael. Sandra was born in Glinsk, Poland in 1933. Her parents lovingly referred to her as Sasha. When she was four years old, her family immigrated to Canada, settling in Swan River, MB, where her father was a farmer. She and her siblings enjoyed life on the farm, picking berries and climbing trees. At age 16, Sandra moved to Winnipeg, and then Edmonton, AB to finish grade 12 and attend Bible College. She moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia and became a teacher. To help pay for her schooling, she worked as a telephone operator and joined the Air Force reserve. In 1960, while attending university, Sandra met George Dawson at the Baptist Church. She was attracted to him because he was so spontaneous. Little did she know that she was in for so many adventures with George! Sandra's first teaching job was in Surrey, BC. She and George then moved to Northern B.C., and various places in Ontario before moving back to BC around 1974, and settled in Quesnel until 1984. Sandra resumed her schooling in 1985 and obtained her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology specializing in special needs children. Sandra was a dedicated teacher, and instilled a love of learning in everyone she met. She and George bought an acreage in Ebenezer, SK in 1988, where they spent their summers, and later lived permanently, sometimes spending winters in New Westminster, BC. She stayed busy with church activities, reading, gardening, entertaining her friends, and volunteering with Soup Haven. She cherished the spring she went on a mission to Mexico with her friends from Prairie Harvest Church. Sandra never really retired. Even after her formal teaching days ended, she taught ESL and tutored many children, including her grandchildren. After George died, she spent time in Hal...
Nettie DarrochFriday, September 30, 2016
In loving memory of Nettie Evelyn Darroch, 94 years, formerly of Swan River, Manitoba, who passed away peacefully at Extendicare Falconbridge, her greatly loved home, on Friday, September 23rd, 2016. Nettie was an extremely positive person and saw the good in everyone she met. Her warmth, compassion, and quick wit touched many lives, and we were blessed to have her in our lives.
Nettie is survived by her son Jeffrey Stripay, grandsons Jonathan and Jordan, and great granddaughter Avery Stripay of North Bay, her brother in law Norman Wennerstrom of Sudbury, and predeceased by her parents Marcus Roy Darroch and Emily Annie (Poole) Darroch and siblings Art (Pinkie), George, Edward (Bud), Marcus (Buster), Lorraine Gordon, and Vivian Wennerstrom. She is survived by her many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Life was not fair to Nettie, but she remained a ray of sunshine to the end. A special thanks to all the people at Extendicare Falconbridge who cared for her and made her last years, so happy, especially Rita, Rita, Hope, Brenda, and Judy.
Two Carnival Legends Lost - VenuesNowWednesday, March 27, 2019
They didn't want me in the business," she said. But she met Bingo, and the rest is history.
In his youth, Bingo was in a hurry to get out of Brandon, Manitoba, where he said there were only three occupations – policeman, and he was too short to be one; crook, and he was too nice to try that; and carnie. He hitched a job on Royal American Shows working the sideshows and then Myerhoff Shows.
And then he met Simba, the lion. "The lion was jealous of me," Jackie said.
Simba the Lion loving on a young Bingo Hauser.
From Simba, Bingo moved on to an alligator, a boa constrictor and a monkey. They all grew up in the Hauser household, some in the kitchen, some in the living room. Once the monkey escaped and hid in a farmer's truck to make his getaway. Hours later, Bingo had to bail the monkey out of jail.
They travelled with the menagerie for years, but then the animals grew too big.
The time came to switch from fur to iron. Bingo knew he had to "get rid of anything you have to feed all winter." Jackie didn't want Bingo to get into the carnival business, but he did.
Like Tony, Bingo was gregarious and bigger than life. Jackie remembered that when he asked her to marry him, she thought, "You and me and how many others?" But he managed to propose and they bought a Merry-Go-Round and West Coast Amusements was born.
There was a carousel horse from that Merry-Go-Round at Bingo's funeral Oct. 16 in Langley, B.C., spruced up and set up by his son Bob.
West Coast Amusements now includes more than 100 rides and operates three units. The season begins in April and ends in September. The family has the route covered and is working on details of the 2016 season now.
On RCS, Bil Lowry has taken over Tony's responsibilities.
Life goes on, but the loss of two giants in the industry is felt by many hundreds of people, evidenced in the tributes paid.
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Gaydha Uldine MUNRO (nee ASHLEY) - Red Deer AdvocateSaturday, March 02, 2019
Cam, who was the love of her life. She was also predeceased by her parents, Norman and Loveday, her brother Mackay, and her sister Carol.
Gaydha was born and raised in Manitou, Manitoba. After graduating high school, she went to business college and began a career working in various administrative positions including with the Manitoba Telephone System and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.
Soon after, she met Cam, her true love, and they married on August 6, 1960. After settling in Winnipeg, they welcomed their three daughters and began the family life they so enjoyed. Cam’s career took the family from Manitoba to Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. During that time, Gaydha was a dedicated wife and mother, roles she was very proud of. Following retirement in 1990, she and Cam returned to Red Deer, Alberta, where they would enjoy spending time with their family and especially their cherished grandchildren. Those who knew Gaydha were touched by her strength, spirit, enthusiasm, and passion. She would take the occasions in life to celebrate others with generosity and joy, providing an example that will endure in the hearts of her family.
A special thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team, especially Shannon and Sarah, and to the exceptional staff of the Red Deer Hospice. In keeping with Gaydha’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com
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Park players remember fallen MacEwan teammate - Sherwood Park NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
MacEwan and in his third year with the Griffins. He also played with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (2013-2014), the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (2013-2015) and the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (2015-2016).Lamothe was a graduate of the Vimy Ridge Academy and also played for the Edmonton South Side Athletic Club. The official cause of death has not been released."He was a real salt-of-the-earth guy," said Griffins forward and another Sherwood Park product Nolan Yaremchuk, 25. "He really thought about other people before he thought about himself. I think that Nakehko was so special in so many different ways. For one, he was so funny, he had a charismatic personality, and he was always wanting to come to the rink to get better. His drive for hockey was something I'd never seen before. He loved playing hockey."
Grant MacEwan Griffins hockey player and Sherwood Park product Cam Gotaas speaks about the death of teammate Nakehko Lamothe. Greg Southam/Postmedia Network
Part Dene and part Cree, Lamothe was a role model for Indigenous youth. He grew up on the Bigstone Cree Nation at Calling Lake and helped run youth hockey programs. Last February, Lamothe invited youth from his community to spend a day with him at MacEwan."He was an incredible teammate and he was very well liked in the dressing room," Griffins head coach Mike Ringrose, a former player for the Sherwood Park Crusaders, said. "He was infectious in terms of his attitude and his work ethic. He was easily the fittest player on our team. Anytime we did any type of fitness competition, he was the one that always came out on top and took care of his body and his diet. He was a leader for us in that regard. On the ice, he was extremely competitive, worked exceptionally hard and was hard to play against. The type of guy you were certainly happy to have on your team and you didn't want to see on the other side."According to teammates the six-foot-three, 210-pound forward was dedicated to fitness."We had a team party one time and us being university guys, some guys brought beer to the party and Nakehko brings 12 eggs," Gotaas said. "He was just a health consci...