Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WOJCIK'S FUNERAL HOME - ROBERT ELLARD FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


ROBERT JOHN ELLARD

Peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014 Dad (Bob) passed away at Seven Oaks Hospital the age of 80 years.
 Left to forever cherish Bob’s memory are the mother of his children, Diane Ellard (Vandale); daughters Darlene (Dave) Buss, Doreen (John) Moed; son Don (Carole) and son-in-law Clay Wach; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Bob was predeceased by his parents’ three children, Bobby, Raymond, and daughter Gail Wach.
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Bob’s Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street @ Manitoba Avenue, Winnipeg. Honorary Pallbearers will be his friends at the Sutherland.
Special thanks to Wanda, Grant and Farmer for all of their help. Dad will be laid to rest with his friend in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
           Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

Rest in Peace
"Car 153"


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204 - 586 - 8668


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WOJCIK'S FUNERAL CHAPEL - GERALD RICHARD PRETTIE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


GERALD RICHARD PRETTIE
JANUARY 10, 1974 – JULY 23, 2014

Suddenly, after hanging on for almost three days, we regret to announce the death of Gerald Richard Prettie, better known to everyone as Pon, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 40 years.
Left to forever cherish Pon’s memory are his mother Anita Parker; step-father William Parker; step-mother Rose Prettie; sisters Crystal Gunn, Misty-Ann Prettie (Doug), Charman Prettie, Alexis-Jerri Prettie, and Bobbie-Jo Parker; brother William Parker; daughters Abby-Gail Richard (Nikko), Caitlin Purdy, Catrina Purdy, and Raven Prettie; sons Gerald Richard and Richard Wyss; grandchildren Nevaeh, Jace, and Jessari; girlfriend Melanie Williams; as well as by numerous aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends. He was predeceased by his father Gerald Ross Prettie; sister Valerie-Jane Delaronde; grandfather Richard Prettie; grandmothers Ramona Prettie and Lena Delaronde; Godmother Valerie Lavallee; as well as numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.
Pon made a lot of bad choices in life and always regretted hurting the people that meant a lot to him. When he was in good space, Pon would help in any way he could, he was always good to share a laugh with; Pon had a great laugh! His witty no-holds barred commentary is something that will be greatly missed; he had a nickname for everybody.  Pon lived in Winnipeg and was very talented in sports and drawing.
On Thursday, July 31, 2014 Pon’s Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street @ Manitoba Avenue, Winnipeg. A reception will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. He will be buried with his Father in Brookside Cemetery at a later date.
Special thank you to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit doctors, nurses and staff for the care they provided.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

Something Pon knew all too well…
”It’s always harder to be left behind than to be the one to go.”


Wojcik’s
FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
1020 MAIN STREET
204 - 586 - 8668


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RICHARD WOJCIK'S WINNIPEG FUNERAL CHAPEL - LEROY MERNER FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


LeROY (ROY) ADDISON MERNER
January 26, 1944 – July 21, 2014

Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his daughter, siblings and friends by his side, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of LeRoy (Roy) Addison Merner on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 70 years.
Left to cherish Roy’s memory are his only daughter Teri-Lee Dubberley (Rob) and granddaughter Ava from Calgary, AB; his mother Marjorie Merner; siblings - Edna (Russ), Greg (Maureen), Terry (Ingrid), Sandra (Bill), Brian (Debbie) and Brad (Gloria); longtime friend Karen Guina and family; numerous nieces; nephews; relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Addison Merner; brother, Randy Merner; nephews Darren Krosney and Sean Thickson.
Roy grew up in Elmwood. Life was an adventure. Though, Winnipeg was always his home base, work lead him to many places for many years. Roy was a consummate salesman, he could sell you anything. He loved to read mystery books, but was passionate about watching sports, playing poker and has spent many beautiful days on the golf course - all more enjoyable when there was a wager. When you remember Roy, you will think "what a character!"  But, he was a patient man, a man of few words who spoke when he thought there was something to say. Roy had many special relationships with family and friends that cannot be replaced. He enjoyed large family gatherings, reminiscing, debating, and playing games. He absolutely loved and adored his granddaughter Ava. Roy will be missed by all his family and friends, who always appreciated his wonderful sense of humor and unique philosophy of life.
A Celebration of Roy's Life will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Marlborough Hotel, Churchill Room, 331 Smith Street. Please drop by anytime between 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. to pay respects.
The family would like to thank the staff of W.R.H.A Palliative Care, as well as the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Concordia Hospital. 
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

“Rest In Peace”


Wojcik’s
FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
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204 - 586 - 8668

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RICHARD WOJCIK'S WINNIPEG FUNERAL HOME - SANDRA AMMANN FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


SANDRA AMMANN
(nee JOHNSTON)

Peacefully after courageous battles with Cancer it is with deep regret that we announce the death of Sandra on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the St. Boniface Hospital with husband Rene and sister Maxine at her side.
Sandra leaves behind her Husband Rene Ammann; two brothers John (Jytte) Brian (Suzanne); and one sister Maxine (Pat). She was predeceased by her parents.
On November 11, 1944 Sandra was born in Portage La Prairie. After growing up happily on the family farm she attended the School of Medical Technology at the Misericordia General Hospital, graduating in 1964, later working in the Misericordia and Brandon General Laboratories. In 1968 with great excitement she secured a job at Boehringer in Ingelheim am Rhein in Germany testing pharmaceutical for diabetics. On returning to Canada in 1996 Sandra worked at the Medical College in Winnipeg testing sugars on diabetics and premature babies and researching why diabetic’s mothers had large babies. During this time she met Rene and they married in December of 1969 a long and happy 44 years together in Winnipeg. In 1970 Sandra returned to the M.G.H. Laboratory retiring in 2006 and then started working at Computer services and Maintenance and testing part time until 2010. Sandra and Rene loved to travel and spent time in the U.S.A., Mexico, Europe, Switzerland, Jamaica and England, the highlight of which was a 17 week trip to Australia and New Zeeland in 2011.
At Sandra’s request no public Services will be held.
If you choose, a donation in Sandra’s memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
 courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Amen


Wojcik’s
FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
1020 MAIN STREET
204 - 586 - 8668


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RICHARD WOJCIK'S WINNIPEG FUNERAL DIRECTOR - PAULINA OZIMEK FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


PAULINA OZIMEK
           
On the morning of Wednesday, July 9, 2014, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Paulina Ozimek passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side at Middlechurch Care Home at the age of 89 years.
 Remaining to forever cherish Paulina’s memory are her two daughters, Mary Baranowski (Joe) and Joan Sobieski (Ted); four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother in Poland and by numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Poland. She was predeceased by her husband Tadeusz (Ted) of 63 years of marriage in 2011.
            Paulina was born in Cewkow, Poland on June 10, 1925. Ted and Paulina, along with their two daughters, immigrated to Canada in 1961. She worked in numerous sewing factories until her retirement. Paulina enjoyed after church Sunday lunches with the family and you would never return home empty-handed. Mom would always pack a container of her delicious home-made cabbage rolls or perogies.
             Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., in Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church, 341 Selkirk Avenue, with an Oblate Father Presiding.  Interment will follow in the Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, 4387 Main Street.  For those who wish, viewing will take place with the Rosary being said at 9:30 a.m., prior to Mass.
Our family would like to thank everyone at Middlechurch Home for their compassionate care provided for our Mom.
“Thank you for being a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mom, we love you and will miss you terribly”.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

Wieczny Odpoczynek Racz Jej Dac Panie

Wojcik’s
FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
1020 MAIN STREET
204 - 586 - 8668


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WOJCIK'S FUNERAL CHAPEL - KAROLINA WIKTOROWICZ FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


KAROLINA WIKTOROWICZ
 (nee Domszy)
(1928-2014)

The Wiktorowicz family is heartbroken to announce Karolina’s peaceful passing on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the age of 86, surrounded by her family, after her long battle with cancer.
Karolina is survived by her husband Henry;sister, Genia Liusz (Gregory) and all her children; eight grandchildren, Barbara (Ben) and children Clare (Chris), Anna (Bryan) and Ruth Levin; Frank; Cecilia (Maurice) and daughter Emmanuelle Arpin; Mary (Mark) and sons Evan and Julien Garner; Paul; Hedy (John) and children, Chris and Leah Heppenstall. Karolina is pre-deceased by her parents, Peter and Frances Domszy; sisters, Helen Bator (Tony), Sophie Iskierski (Edward) and her brother, Joseph.
 As a Polish refugee who immigrated to Canada in 1949, Karolina’s life was characterized by great adversity during her youth, followed by a peaceful and happy life in much of her adulthood. 
The second youngest of five (three sisters and a brother), she was born in Ostrów Rzeszów, Poland, and resettled with her family on the eastern side of Poland in 1935 on a farm in Kłodno Wielkie. In February 1940, at the age of 12, she was deported with her family to Siberia during World War II (Soviet German alliance in the invasion of Poland). Karolina survived and when Amnesty was declared in June 1941 (Soviet Union joined the Allies), she and her family travelled southward, in search of the Polish Free Army. Due to starvation and a severe illness, her mother placed her and her younger sister, Sophie, in a Polish orphanage in Uzbekistan. She remained in the orphanage as it relocated several times to East Africa, Rhodesia and Zambia. In 1948, Karolina, her mother and sister went to Britain to be reunited with her family, then immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada to join her father’s sister.
In Winnipeg, she worked in a garment factory and soon met Henry, a Polish soldier who immigrated to Canada after contributing to the Allied victory in Monte Casino. Married in 1951, they began a new life together, surrounded by her extended family and a thriving Polish community. In 1962 they moved to Transcona, and she worked part-time in her husband’s upholstery business. Karolina was a loving, selfless, supportive mother having had six children, eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Her greatest joy was playing with and feeding her grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook, especially known for her perogies and barszcz (beet soup).  She nurtured a deep spiritual life and cherished many friendships. The family spent many happy summers at their cottage on Lake Winnipeg. Karolina overcame breast cancer in her mid-forties and thrived for another forty years. She gave generously to her community by volunteering at St. Joseph the Worker and St Andrew Bobola parishes, the Polish Veteran’s Association and Tache Nursing Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., in St. Joseph The Worker Roman Catholic Church, 505 Brewster St, Transcona with Rev. Fr. Jan Spyrka presiding. Interment will follow in the Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Cemetery, 4387 Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karolina’s memory to Ogniwo Polish Museum or WRHA Palliative Care Program c/o St Boniface General Hospital.
            Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 


Wojcik’s
FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
1020 MAIN STREET
204 - 586 - 8668


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RICHARD WOJCIK'S WINNIPEG FUNERAL HOME - SARAH FRANCES "FRAN" DEVOS FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


SARAH FRANCES “FRAN” DEVOS

Far too soon our mother, grandmother and great grandmother was taken unexpectedly from us on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the age of 76 years.
Fran left us peacefully at the place she loved most, her cabin at Lakeshore Heights. She will be missed every day by her children, Cindy (Curtis), Shymko, Cory (Jodi), Kulchycki, Braden Kulchycki and Rick (Dana), Kulchycki; grandchildren, Kyle (Rhea), Devon, Derek, Rael, Matthew, Jared and Oliva; great grandchild Chase; brother Gerald (Glenda); sister-in-law Diane; stepchildren, Kelly, Perry and Allison and a great host of nieces, nephews and innumerable friends. Fran was pre-deceased by her parents Harris and Kathleen; husband Camille and brothers, Dick, Jack and Lorie.
Fran was born in Austin, Manitoba January 3, 1938. She moved to Winnipeg and raised her 4 children. Some of the things she loved were gardening, curling, and spending time with her family and friends. She started off her career as a secretary but spent the majority of her working life with the City of Winnipeg as a swimming instructor where she made many lifelong friends.
Share with us your fond memories as we Celebrate Fran’s life on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. held in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street @ Manitoba Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Heart & Stoke may be made in Fran's memory.
       Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 


Wojcik’s
FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
1020 MAIN STREET
204 - 586 - 8668


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