RECENT OBITUARIES

Taylor, Yvette Rita
October 28, 1958 - November 21, 2017
No Obituary Published
Vennard, Stewart William
November 22, 1928 - November 27, 2017
No Obituary Published
Kusie, Sandra Marie Weetman
September 6, 1967 - December 17, 2017
No Obituary Published
Antonio, David Allen James
October 29, 1949 - December 25, 2017
David Allen James ANTONIO - October 29, 1949 - December 25, 2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David, on Dec 25, 2017. After a long battle with cancer, God took him home. He leaves to mourn, his niece Sherry, great-niece Kayla and great nephew Jason along with many friends. David was predeceased by his brothers Norman and Edward, half brother Jamie and sister Joyce, both parents (Gregory and Katherine) and his son Jason. David was kind-hearted, generous and an impatient man. But we loved him unconditionally. He had a passion for horses and loved betting on the race tracks. Cremation has taken place. David's wishes were to have no funeral.
Bleiken, Edward Bernard
December 28, 1936 - December 28, 2017
No Obituary Published
Bril, Paul
April 24, 1944 - October 14, 2017
No Obituary Published
VanMeekeren, Bertha Ann
August 25, 1937 - October 16, 2017
Bertha Ann Van Meekeren (nee Riddell) August 25, 1937 – October 16, 2017 Bertha Ann (“Berthanne”) Van Meekeren passed away on Monday October 16, 2017 at the age of 80. She spent her last week surrounded by her family, and was comfortable and without suffering when she passed. Berthanne will be remembered as a care giver. In her early years she worked at a senior’s home. That sense of kindness and caring extended to everyone she encountered. She was a quiet soft-spoken woman but so courageous as she faced more than her share of hardships raising 7 children. If that weren’t enough, she also cared for her grandchildren and that grew to become a daycare which she operated for many years. But her family was her life until the day she passed. Visiting with and talking about her grandchildren and great grandchildren promised to bring a sweet smile to her face. Other things Berthanne enjoyed was searching for treasures at garage sales with her best friend Gail or playing cards twice a week with friends from Kirchhoff Gardens. Berthanne was also an amazing cook. She didn’t have a lot of money but she managed to take the most basic ingredients and create delicious meals for her family. Her Sunday dinners were something to behold and her recipes continue to be enjoyed by her family. Berthanne is survived by her beloved children and grandchildren: Rose Smith (Bruce), Joan Laspa (Gary), Sherry Young (Rob), Fred Van Meekeren, Arlene Van Meekeren (Ray), Alan Van Meekeren (Mary Grace), David Van Meekeren (Tanya), 9 grandchildren who loved her very much, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Jim Riddell and sister Marion Clifford. She was predeceased by her brother Bill Riddell. Cremation has taken place. A family service will be held at a later date. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at Riverview Medical Centre, who made Berthanne’s last days comfortable and dignified, and who eased the family through this difficult journey. “O Lamb of God, I come! I come!”
Burgess, William Roy
September 17, 1948 - October 13, 2017
WILLIAM ROY BURGESS September 17, 1948 - October 13, 2017 With great sadness we announce the passing of Bill ... brother, uncle and friend. Bill will be greatly missed by his sisters Roberta Burgess and Cathie (Keith) McDowell, his aunt Dorothy Jones, niece Kelsey (Mirek) Lyszczynski, nephew Kyle (Vanessa) McDowell, as well as many cousins, great-nieces and nephews, his good friend Ed, and many others. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Eileen (nee Jones) Burgess. Bill was born in Winnipeg, MB and attended Grant Park High School. He continued his education, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree and pursued a career as a Respiratory Therapist. His career took him to a variety of positions - a Respiratory Therapist at Children's Hospital Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, an Instructor of Respiratory Therapy at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, an instructor at NATE in Edmonton, AB and he also worked in the Cardio-Pulmonary Department at King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Saudi Arabia, where he continued his love of teaching. Bill co-authored the book, "Respiratory Therapy in Newborn Infants and Children" with Dr. V. Chernick. Bill enjoyed being in the wilderness and especially enjoyed spending time at the Heather Game and Fish Trailer Park with his friends, Phil and Ed. Bill was a member and proud to be an instructor for the Manitoba Wildlife Hunter Education Program. He will be remembered for his witty sense of humour, his dedication to Respiratory Therapy and his love of the wilderness, especially the Yukon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heather Game and Fish Association in Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0 or to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life in Bill's honour, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 246, 1335 Main St., Winnipeg, at 12:30 p.m. Bill, you will always be loved... never forgotten..forever missed. "When it's time, let me go, mourn me, yes, but don't mourn my loss...
Marriott, Frederick James
January 12, 1949 - September 30, 2017
No Obituary Published
Woloshyn, Edward
September 14, 1940 - October 11, 2017
No Obituary Published
Sutherland, Ronald
April 24, 1934 - September 21, 2017
No Obituary Published
Lockwood, Marilyn Irene
August 10, 1940 - September 7, 2017
No Obituary Published
Studley, Beverley Francis
March 26, 1951 - September 4, 2017
No Obituary Published
Doyle, James Louis
April 23, 1936 - September 2, 2017
No Obituary Published
Kettner, Inge Marie Bertha
August 8, 1934 - July 6, 2017
No Obituary Published