Friday, August 28, 2015

Richard Wojcik Receives Thank You from the Gulczewski Family

Dear Richard,

Thank you for your assistance in helping me finalize the Funeral Arrangements. Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail was truly appreciated. My Mother would have been pleased with the elegant simplicity of the Service.

Many Thanks,
Hanna Bortoluzzi & Family

Friday, June 26, 2015

Funeral Director Richard Wojcik Receives Thank You

Richard, You have a really big heart. Thanks for all the wonderful, caring qualities that make you who you are.

Thank - you for your friendship and guidance through this difficult time.

Dan & Ester Wilson

Wednesday, June 10, 2015



It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Arthur K. Bolton on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Winnipeg at the age of 91 years. Art experienced heart and knee problems and finally cancer in his last years.
Art is survived by his beloved wife Daphne of 65 years of marriage. He was predeceased by his brother Leonard; parents, Charles and Irene Bolton.
Arthur was born in Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire (Merseyside), England on October 20, 1923. He was educated in the area and worked there briefly before volunteering for R.A.F. Aircrew in 1942. Art’s service career took him to Canada in 1943 where he trained as a Navigator at #5 A.O.S Stephenson Field, Winnipeg. During his time there he met his future wife, Daphne. Returning to England in January 1944 he furthered his Navigation training at several R.A.F. Stations before joining #15 Squadron at Mildenhall to fly in Lancasters over Europe for 30 missions. Following that Art transferred to Transport Command and after additional training was assigned to #10 Squadron in Poona, India. There he flew throughout India and spent several months in Burma before transferring back to England and de-mobilization in September 1946.
Art obtained a berth on a ship bound for Canada and landed in Winnipeg late in 1946. After working briefly for CNR he joined Gutta Percha & Rubber and was with them and various affiliated companies, finally Fort Garry Automotive Industries, until 1970. At that time he left to join Silver Heights Medical Group as Business Manager staying there until retirement in 1986.
On November 5, 1949 Art and Daphne were married. They enjoyed Contract Bridge, bowling, curling, golf and travel together (including several trips to the U.K.), in later years spending many vacations in Kauai, Hawaii and cruising. Art was particularly fond of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Opera and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He also enjoyed his collection of music on records, tape and CD’s.
In compliance with Arthur’s wishes, there will not be a Funeral Service. His Interment will be held in St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery, 135 Anderson Avenue.
Special thanks to the Deer Lodge Centre personnel.
Donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 – 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. 

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July 24, 1935 - January 26, 2015

On Monday, January 26, 2015, at Health Sciences Centre, Arlie peacefully passed away at the age of 79, after a courageous battle with heart disease.  She was surrounded by her loving family who will miss her dearly. 
Left to lovingly remember Arlie are her remaining family, Jack Watts (brother-in-law, dear); niece, Lauren Derby (Eric); nephew, Jeff Watts (Jackie); niece, Allyson Watts (Lee Bushell); great nephews, Chris Derby (Jana), David Derby (Tanya), Jonathan Watts, James Watts (Izzy Wright); great niece, Danielle Watts (Jacob Figler); great-great nephews, Ethan and Jack Derby and great-great niece Alexa Derby. She was predeceased by her parents and her life-long friend and sister, Bernice Watts. Arlie would light up when speaking of, or visiting her family members. When being told she was a Great Aunt, Arlie retorted, “I was under the impression I already was.” Arlie will also be missed by her many cousins and friends, who live throughout Canada and the world.
Arlie was the second daughter of Olie and Margaret Johnson, born in Swan River Manitoba. As a young girl she moved to various towns in Manitoba as her father was a CNR Station Agent.  Arlie came to Winnipeg to go to Normal School and then taught for a year in Souris, Manitoba. She then decided to return to Winnipeg to take a business course and worked as an Administrative Assistant, for many years at Hay Public Relations, and finished her career at the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business).
After her retirement, Arlie joined friends in walking and coffee outings, playing Bridge, and cheering for the Blue Bombers.  She also enjoyed many meals and celebrations with friends and family.  Arlie was courageous in the face of tremendous health challenges particularly at the end of her life, but it did not stop her from living her life to the fullest. She is now at peace, no more pain, or medication or machines.  Rest well, dear one, we love and miss you. We hope you are enjoying playing bridge with your Mum, Dad and Bernice, they now have their fourth. We all look forward to seeing you again in time.
In keeping with Arlie's wishes, there will be no formal service.  However, at a future date, she will be interred with her parents in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, and a party will be held in her honour. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba would be most appreciated.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. 

Where once the scar left by death was a painful reminder of lost love, that same love will someday claim the power to transform that scar to a permanent remembrance of joy.    –Molly Fumia
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Peacefully, George passed away after his courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
Left to cherish George’s memory are his beloved wife Anita of 54 years of marriage; and will be greatly missed by his five children; sons, Jean-Marc, Andre, Rene (Kaye); daughters, Julie (Andrew), Ginette (Travis); thirteen grandchildren, Jacques (Stephanie), Derric, Justin, Curtis, Aaron, Andrea, Colwyn, Aidan, Chloe, Tiah, Shea, Brynne, Aislyn;  and three great grandchildren, Landon, Grayson, and Aria. He is also survived by sisters, Suzanne, Christiane; brothers, Andre and Victor; many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Lucie Abgrall, three brothers, Louis, Robert and Raymond; sisters Lilliane and Yolande, and daughter in law Sharon (nee Leost) Abgrall.
Born in Treherne, MB. George was one of ten children born to French immigrants who settled later in St. Laurent, MB. He had several life occupations, as a saw mill operator at the age of 15 years on Vancouver Island, then as a NATO peace keeper with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery 27th Regiment. After honorary discharge George became a Master Barber and had barber shops in Pine Falls, Winnipeg, Surrey and Abbotsford, BC and lastly Gillam, MB.  He then became a Winnipeg Transit Bus Driver for 21 years until his retirement in 1998. George was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion No.100 for over 35 years.
George and Anita enjoyed their retirement years at the cottage, travelling abroad, dancing, playing cards, and spending quality time with their family. He travelled thousands of miles to watch his children and grandchildren in all their various activities. He was a self-proclaimed “rabid” lifelong hockey fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and an enthusiast of current affairs.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 4588 Roblin Boulevard @ Grant Avenue, with Rev. Msgr. Maurice Comeault P.H. presiding.
We would like to thank Dr. J. Gingerich and staff at Cancer Care Manitoba, Home Care Palliative Team, Grace Hospital and the Grace Hospice staff for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Richard Wojcik Receives Thank You for Connecting Family

I wanted to send a quick note of thanks for forwarding on an email you received from my cousin Cameron Tolton this week.

We had lost touch with family for many years and are very happy to have reconnected, thanks to you. I greatly appreciate that you took the time to make this happen.

Linda Nelson