Friday, December 19, 2014

RICHARD WOJCIK WINNIPEG FUNERAL DIRECTOR - YANCY SLOAN FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

YANCY JOAN MARIE SLOAN
(nee HICKSON)
1938 - 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yancy Joan Marie Sloan on the 17th day of December 2014 at the age of 76, but with fortune and joy having had Yancy as a mother and grandmother.
Yancy is survived by her sons, William Sloan (grandchildren, Rhiannon and Spencer) and Charles Sloan (spouse Marcy, grandchildren Kelsie and Morgan); as well as many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Archibald Alexander Sloan.
Born in Flin Flon, MB. Yancy spent her adult life in Winnipeg. She was devoted to her family and when her children were young, spent countless hours volunteering at the local community center where she made many lifelong friendships
Yancy had a special interest in the activities of her children and grandchildren. It didn't matter what sport her children were playing, you could always hear from the stands, HURRY! HURRY! QUICKLY! QUICKLY! SHOOT IT! SHOOT IT!! She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whether it be baking cookies, making crafts or swimming in her pool, it was always a great time at Grandma's. Yancy was also known to enjoy the odd game of bingo, unfortunately she wasn't able to win that “Big” pot she was always talking about.
No service will be held and in lieu of flowers, if you wish, make a donation to the organization of your choice
We would like to thank the staff at the Riverview Health Centre.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
 
When we were children, and wanted something Yancy would always say, "When our ship comes in". At the time we may not have realized but having her in our lives, our ship was always in.

She will be greatly missed


Wojcik’s
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RICHARD WOJCIK'S WINNIPEG FUNERAL HOME - ERNEST KARLOWSKY FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


Ernie Karlowsky
April 1, 1924 – December 10, 2014

Peacefully in the afternoon of Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the age of 90 years, Ernie passed away with his family by his side, at Concordia Hospital, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Papa was “born too soon” as he would say, on “April Fool’s Day in 1924”.
Left to forever cherish Ernie’s memory are his children, Toni (Ken), Stacie (Keith), Debbie (Lorne), and Robin (Deb); his sisters Peggy McCormick and Gwen Marsch; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Judee (2006), wife Elsie (1965), and son Ronnie (2008).
The second of nine children, Ernie grew up on the farm in Brunkild, Manitoba, where he eventually settled and built his own successful farming business. Ernie’s amazing work ethic, innovative skills, and entrepreneurial spirit took him on many adventures and allowed him a multitude of wonderful experiences over his long life. After several successful farming years, Ernie ventured into the automobile industry, and he and Judee opened the Honda Trade Centre in 1979. While maintaining both the farming and car businesses, they then added to their portfolio an orange grove in Porterville, California, which they purchased in the 80’s. He and Mom would travel every year to the grove to inspect the crops, attend the Tulare County Farm Show and created lasting memories with family, and friends at Camp Nelson, Pismo Beach and beyond. Bringing back several boxes of the harvested fruit, Ernie took pleasure in gifting boxes of the sweet, fresh fruit to family and friends. In 1985, Ernie and Judee moved to Winnipeg for proximity to both the farming and car businesses, and bought a beautiful river property in the South end of the city. Family and friends will forever remember the fun times had at the Karlowsky’s boating, jet-skiing and barbequing in those summer months, and hence where Ernie was affectionately known by his grandchildren as “Papa Boat”.  
An avid sports fan, Ernie was a long-time Winnipeg Jets Booster Club member where he hosted several “Jets Picnics” at his farm over the years, having players such as Willie Lindstrom and Thomas Steen, their families and friends out to the farm to take part in a friendly baseball tournament and other activities alongside the Booster Club members and their families. A devoted Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan, Ernie was a season ticket holder for 66 years, where in 1948 he saw his first game at the Osborne Stadium at Broadway and Osborne. He was very proud to have been present at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Investor’s Group Field, and was fortunate to have celebrated his 90th birthday at the Pinnacle Room at Investor’s Group Field this year, where Ernie was joined by many family and friends. In his youth, Ernie loved to participate in sports and often told stories about his years as a baseball player, and spoke excitedly about the famous “8-ender” he and his curling team achieved.
In his most recent years, Ernie continued to keep himself busy maintaining his land out in Brunkild, and was often seen cutting grass, clearing snow and driving around checking fields. His amazing example of determination, inventive drive and ambition kept this “MacGyver” going, well beyond what most people could hope to achieve. Ernie continued to enjoy dinners with his family, vacations with family and friends, and going out and about on his routines and continued work. Ernie’s endless repertoire of stories, goofy jokes, “Ernie-isms” and sense of humor will be missed by those close to him, but his legacy will also continue through us. Ernie made us the people we are today, and for that, we are thankful!
Ernie’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark, presider.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernie’s memory, to a charity of your choice.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 


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WOJCIK'S FUNERAL HOME - JOHN ADRIEN JEANNOTTE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS



JOHN ADRIEN EUGENE JEANNOTTE

Peacefully, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s; it is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the age of 87 years.
Left to forever cherish John’s memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley; their four children, Cheryl (Trent), Ken (Heidi), Michael (Irene), Leanne (John); 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Pete (Rita), Lorraine (Henry), Terry, Aline (Mike), Gilbert (Julie), Patsy (Bill), Josette, Mariette, and Vivianne; brothers-in-law Ken (Margaret) and Wayne; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Patrice and Marie; brother Giles (age 18 months); brothers-in-law, Len, Jack, and Gene.
John worked for Arlington Builders for 19 years before trying his hand in the hardware business in Treherne, Manitoba, where he became a charter member of the Kinsman Club, serving in the capacity of Vice President, and then President. John returned to Winnipeg to work for the Province of Manitoba in Government Services as project manager for 21 years. He loved nothing more than a big family get together where everyone was having a great time. There were many nights where brothers and sisters would get together for a good ol’ fashioned family ho down.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, 3390 Portage Avenue, with Rev. Fr. Gerald Langevin, presiding. Entombment will follow in the Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery, 3990 Portage Avenue.
We would like to extend a thank you to all the staff on the fifth floor at the Grace Hospital, with a special thank you to Debbie for all your care and compassion.
In Lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Society, 10 – 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

“Forever in our hearts”.

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WOJCIK'S FUNERAL CHAPEL - WALTER SCHULTZ FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS



Walter Arthur Schultz

On Monday, December 8, 2014, Walter Arthur Schultz passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord.  He was surrounded by family during his short hospital stay, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
 Left to forever cherish Walter’s memory are his loving wife and best friend, Dorothea, with whom he shared his life for a wonderful 62 years.  Walter also leaves his children, Laurie (Brian), David (Karen), Brenda (Bob), and Mark (Kristine); ten grandchildren and their partners; two joyous great-grandsons; sister-in-law, Marlene, and brother-in-law, Al.
 Walter was born on January 16, 1928 in Winnipeg where he spent most of his life.  The Lutheran Church was a major influence in Walter’s upbringing, and he was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church for 46 years.  He worked as a Chartered Accountant for several years before Walter felt the call to serve the church as a financial officer.  He left his mark on the Lutheran Church of Canada before moving to a new challenge with the Lutheran World Federation in Geneva, Switzerland.  Walter treasured the many friends he made along his journey, one that took him to many places around the world.
Walter’s family was his pride and joy, and he was proud of all their accomplishments.  Walter’s greatest pleasure was seeing their successes, and watching their faith grow and flourish. He was a source of wisdom and strength to his family, his friends, and his colleagues. Walter’s kind and gentle strength will be greatly missed.  His life of truth, love, and faith are values we all strive to match.
A Celebration of Walter’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Messiah Lutheran Church, 400 Rouge Road, Winnipeg, MB, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Carol Janke, presider.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, or Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the compassionate care provided by Cancer Care and the staff on Ward GA4 at Health Sciences Centre.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

RICHARD WOJCIK WINNIPEG FUNERAL DIRECTOR - DOUGLAS (DOUG) BROPHY FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


DOUGLAS ALEXANDER BROPHY
APRIL 14, 1952 – DECEMBER 5, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Douglas Alexander Brophy, at home on Friday, December 5, 2014.
Left to lovingly remember Doug are Carol, his beloved wife and best friend of 43 years; cherished daughters, Kristin (Mark) and Leah (Chuck) and granddaughter Emily (Kristin). He will be much missed by sisters-in-law, Judy (Mike) and Susanne (Gordon) of Ottawa. He leaves behind his nephews, Christopher (Andrea) and Ryan (Kari) and great nephew, Liam (Christopher/Andrea); as well as many aunts and uncles. Doug was predeceased by his dad, Alexander James on September 5, 1966 and his mom, Viola Grace on December 1, 2008.
Doug was born and raised in westend Winnipeg, the only child of Alex and Vi Brophy. He attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (occasionally), chummed with his muscle-car friends and played and coached hockey at the Orioles Community Club. In later years he coached ringette at the Westdale Community Centre.
In the summer of 1966 Doug stole Carol’s heart while working as a dashing gas jockey at the Redboine Boating Club.  At 18 he began his career at the Department of Highways as a mail boy. He remained with the Department of Highways for 35 years, retiring at 55 as a Policy Analyst.
Not content to retire fully, Doug launched BRO Consulting Ltd. and worked with organic products for anti/de-icing on roads throughout Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. He loved running this venture from his home office and being actively engaged over the years with a host of wonderful business associates.  Doug enjoyed spending quality time with his retirement buds; Bob, Ray and Ron.  Their “meetings” resulted in many hours of laughter and storytelling!
Many years were enjoyed by Doug and Carol as members of the Redboine Boating Club on Churchill Drive. He served on the Board of Directors as Vice Commodore. When water levels changed dramatically on the Red River they chose Gimli Harbour as their next home port for many good times with family and friends. As members of Fort Whyte Centre Carol and Doug enjoyed many lunches and leisurely outdoor rambles. Winter-time travels took them to the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Barbados and Jamaica for much fun in the sun.  For many years Doug enjoyed duck hunting with friends and in later years his love of the outdoors had him replacing his gun with his camera. He delighted in “helping” Carol with summer garden activities. He was a great assistant albeit overly enthusiastic with chain-saw pruning!!
Doug was a unique and gentle man. With his warm and winning ways he made everyone feel special. He valued family and friends above all. He was fiercely proud always of his wife’s and daughters’ accomplishments and their steadfast devotion to strong family values.
In compliance with Doug’s wishes, there will not be a Funeral Service.
Thank you to Bob and Lori Lees, to the City of Winnipeg Paramedics and to the Winnipeg Police Department for their very capable and caring assistance.
Should you desire, memorial donations to a children’s charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

Sweetheart, I will miss my oranges and morning cookie shaped in a happy face on top of the morning paper to take to work. I will miss especially your face in the window, waving and throwing a kiss to me each morning as I set off for the office. I will miss the beautiful flower bouquets you brought to me at work ‘just because’.  I love you.
Your passing leaves a huge void in our lives. We will love and miss you forever.


Wojcik’s
FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
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204 - 897 - 4665


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WOJCIK'S FUNERAL HOME - GEORGE SAWATSKY FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS



GEORGE PETER SAWATSKY
1932-2014
Peacefully on Saturday, December 6, 2014 George passed away at Poseidon Care Centre following a lengthy illness at the age of 82 years. Several severe strokes left him unable to walk.
Left to survive George are his sisters, Helen Dorman (late Merton) Guelph, ON, Anne Warkentin (late Peter) Winnipeg; step brother Jake Bergen in BC; 14 nieces and nephews plus their spouses and children in ON, MB, AB and BC; many cousins in MB, BC, ON; two uncles, David Sawatsky and Dick (Mrytle) Sawatsky in St. Catharines, ON. He was predeceased by his wife Pat (2001); mother, Mary (Bergen 1957); father, Peter Sawatsky (2007); and step mother Tina (2012).
George was born in Fleming, SK in 1932, and was the eldest of three children. Having been a cadet he enjoyed the company and fellowship of Veterans. He was a member of Legion Branch 252, and Branch 1 of the A.N.A.F, for over 50 years.
A special thank you to George's neighbour, friend and care giver Ralph Moan for looking after him these past five years.
A Memorial Service will be held in the spring of 2015. The date will follow.
Donations may be made in George’s name to Poseidon Care Centre, 70 Poseidon Bay, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3E5.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 


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WOJCIK'S FUNERAL CHAPEL - MORLEY ROSAASEN FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS


MORLEY HAROLD ROSAASEN

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Morley Harold Rosaasen, with family by his side, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 78 years. Moe succumbed to complications following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. 
Left to cherish Moe’s memory are his wife Doreen; son Kenneth Grant; daughter Wendy (Dwayne Konrad); grandchildren Ryan Plesh (Jennifer) and Amanda Konrad (Scott); great-grandson Nate; siblings, Joyce Rowe, Carol Parkes, Lennard Rosaasen, Barbara Evans, Sharon Monchamp (Bob), Gary Rosaasen (Sherryl), Judy Webb (Ken), Val Coss, Bonny Olson-Piercy (Harold), Dean Rosaasen (Marilyn) and Diane Sutherland (Roy); sister-in-law Donna Beekenkamp (Ron); brother-in-laws Tony Zimmerman and Lloyd Widdifield, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Hazel and Harold Rosaasen; sisters Belinda Widdifield and Helen Zimmerman; brother-in-law Ken Rowe; sister-in-law Donna Rosaasen; mother and father-in-law Millicent and Charles Harding, as well as nephew, Jason Monchamp.
Moe was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba. Until 1980, he worked as a stereotyper at the Winnipeg Tribune, and then for 24 years he was a co-owner with his sister Bonny and brothers Dean and Lennard of the Gondola Pizza on Pembina and Oakenwald. They generously hosted many family and friend events at the restaurant where jokes, tall tales and new memories were formed. Moe was above all a family man who loved his wife, children, grandkids and his many brothers, sisters and their extended families. He and Doreen loved to travel in their early years especially with his sister Joyce and Ken Rowe, and friends Boris and Terry Balamatowski. Moe loved camping and summers at the family cottage in Matlock, Manitoba. He was an avid card player and almost every family gathering saw a whist tournament break out. He was quick with a smile, and every opportunity to tell a joke or commit a prank would bring rounds of laughter.
Moe had a fondness for their many pets and they in turn had a fondness for him.
He was an avid Coca Cola antique collector and enjoyed his many outings with his friends in the ‘Toy Club’. Moe loved his many lunches with Ed and Jolly Marchuk, and sister Sharon and Bob Monchamp.
            In keeping with the families’ wishes, a closed, private service will be held for the immediate family.
We appreciate all the caregivers over the past few years including Charlene from the Winnipeg Health Authority. Especially those of the Interlake Health Authority, Jana and Linda and the unbelievable supervisors in charge. The family expresses their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Grace who attended to Moe and the family during this difficult transition. Their compassion and professionalism was exemplary and exceeded our expectations.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Morley’s name directly to the Parkinson Society Manitoba, 414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 1P2, (www.parkinsonmanitoba.ca) or the P.A.W.S Inc., Box 1426, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3N9, (www.portageanimalwelfaresociety.com). Moe wanted to honor our wonderful Veterinarian Dr. Betty Hughes who is a huge supporter of P.A.W.S Inc.  Betty looks after Tiger, Franny, Fate and Billy.        
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com 

Moe’s love, friendship, caring and selflessness will be missed and cherished by his family, many friends as well as work and business colleagues.


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FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
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204 - 897 - 4665


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