A service will be held at the Selkirk Community Church, 6569 Provincial Trunk Hwy 9, St. Andrews, MB. (1 km North of Lower Fort Garry – Gimli turn off) on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
It is with great sadness we announce Doreen’s passing at Health Science Centre on September 3, 2023.
Doreen leaves to mourn her beloved husband Doug, son Steven Bo and her precious pet Smokey.
Friends and family are invited to visit Doreen’s memorial page at www.interlakecremation.ca, where memories and condolences may be shared.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lil Sokal of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, at 86 years of age. She passed after a short illness with family and friends by her side during her journey.
She is survived by her daughter, Kim Link (husband Greg), son Grant Sokal (wife Donna); grandchildren Rachel (Matty), Mitchell (Emilia), Grace (Jaden), great grandchildren Charlotte and Lincoln, and brothers Wes (Sylvia), Les (Muriel) and Garry (Kathy) Jeske and brother-in-law Ervin Sagert. She was predeceased by her husband Paul, grandson Michael Link, parents, Bill and Della Jeske, and sisters Sarah Knispel, Ann Higgs, and Ruth Sagert.
She was born in Minitonas, Manitoba where she spent her early years helping on the family farm and helping raise her young brothers.
She moved to Winnipeg as a teenager where she found employment in the Valley Room at Eaton’s downtown. In 1961 she caught the eye of a striking young man after a baseball game. A year later Paul and Lil were married and in 1963 they started their family. They made their first family home on Belmont Avenue and soon moved to beautiful East St Paul in 1967. They were a formidable pair raising their children side by side, working alongside each other at their trailer making business of Sokal Industries and building their dream cabin in Lac du Bonnet in 1979.
She loved her kids and their friends from Rebeck Road, her plentiful garden, and their yearly camping trips from Montreal to the Rockies in dad’s homemade motorhomes. She curled at the East St. Paul Curling Club for over 40 years dating back to when Kim and Grant were young enough to be babysat at the club while she curled.
After Paul’s passing, she fulfilled the dream they had together, and moved to the cabin in Lac du Bonnet in 2010.
She was a great mom, grandma, great grandma and friend. We will miss her famous quilts that are cherished by many, and her always present potato salad and carrot cake.
We would like to thank the staff of the hospitals of HSC, Pinawa, St. Boniface, Selkirk and Seven Oaks. She had quite a journey the past five months and there are many in the health care system that we are very thankful for. If you wish to donate, please consider a contribution to the St. Boniface Foundation (specifying Registered Nurses Alumni) at www.stbhf.ca
A Celebration of Lil’s life will be held on Thursday, September 28 @ 2 pm, at Glen Eden, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB. Interment and reception to follow.
Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on Lil’s memorial page by using the comment field below.
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Harvey Rowland on September 17, 2023 at the age of 78.
Harvey passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Selkirk hospital after a brief illness.
Harvey is survived by his children Charlene and Devin and his wife Josephine.
Harvey was a quintessential outdoorsman and his love of nature was infused into every aspect of his life and spirituality. He had an enormously kind heart and his compassion and integrity created countless treasured and deep-rooted friendships.
Harvey was born on March 8, 1945 and grew up around Eriksdale and Lundar, Manitoba. As a young man he traveled to British Columbia and worked in the timber mills of Bella Coola for a couple of seasons. He always reflected about the wild beauty of the ecology that he witnessed during that time.
Harvey eventually traveled back to Manitoba and settled down to raise a family in Winnipeg. He had a long career with the Canadian National Railway as an electrical journeyman in the Transcona and Symington yard sites. He retired from CN after 35 years of service in 2005.
The next chapter in his life was spent blissfully fulfilling his dream of moving back to the country and building a home near Lake Winnipeg at Patricia Beach (a.k.a Stony Point) with his beloved Josephine. Together they established a gorgeous homestead and spent 15 years stewarding 120 acres before moving to Garson.
Harvey loved watching the animals that shared their property and felt kinship with the eagles, owls, bears and other creatures who visited them throughout the seasons. He was a tender hearted animal lover and adopted many dogs & cats throughout his life including his dearest dogs Cody, Mark and Rocky.
Harv felt a strong connection to the beach and worked for several years at the Patricia Beach Provincial Park as a caretaker. He especially enjoyed all the people he met at the beach as well as his early morning walks along the shore which brought him peace and serenity.
Harvey loved wilderness camping and going canoeing with family and friends. One of his favorite places to paddle was at Nopiming Provincial Park. He stayed at Tulabi Falls campground countless times with family and friends to revel in the beauty and splendor of nature. In his later years, Harv also enjoyed the opportunity to travel abroad to Australia and the Yucatan and explore the environments and cultural monuments of those places.
Music was deeply inspiring for Harvey as well. He especially enjoyed folk, roots and political music and attended the first Winnipeg Folk Festival in 1974. Harv was a Folk Fest volunteer for over 3 decades and made dozens of long lasting and meaningful friendships there. He loved attending live concerts and he & Josephine hosted dozens of music jams and Home Routes concerts at their Patricia Beach home.
Harv was an incredible handyman and mechanic. His friends say that he could fix just about anything, given time, in his own way. He would always help a friend in need with a task or job and loved building creative projects that were both functional and beautiful.
The loss of Harvey has left an enormous space in his community of family and friends that will never be filled. His life touched so many people in immeasurable ways. He was a bright shining light that shone joy onto so many. He is gone, but we will always be able to find him sparkling down on us from his new home in the stars.
Cremation has taken place; a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on Harvey’s memorial page by using the comment field below.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Martin David Rosenby, a beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, who left us on August 11, 2023.
Our Dad, Martin, lived a long life that was filled with worldly adventures and many friends along the way. Dad was a people person who could talk to anyone about anything. He had a terrific sense of humour, along with the type of wisdom that comes with a life fully lived. He would say many times that he had no regrets in life; he explained that each decision he made led him to where he had gotten.
Our Dad was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1940 to Harry and Fay Rosenby.
Martin is survived by his wife Dianne Takk, his two sons Michael (Kaeri) and Matthew (Renata), his brother Gerald (Susan), his nephew Stephen (Jo) and their daughter Olive.
Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on Martin’s memorial page by using the comment field below.