Dorothy Mary Cannon (nee Kruse)

Dorothy Mary Cannon (nee Kruse) passed to her rest on November 22, 2023, at Park Manor Care at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her loving husband Arthur.

Dorothy was born in Middlesex, England on August 12, 1934. She married her best friend and love of her life, Arthur, on September 18, 1955, in Islington, England. They took the adventure of their lives moving to Canada after their honeymoon. Both became proud Canadians in 1967.

Dorothy’s faith in God and her dedication to the Seventh-day Adventist faith helped her meet the many challenges in life, especially the passing of Arthur in 1997 in Sooke, British Columbia.

She is survived by her children, Julie Perry (Ken), Lloyd Cannon (Janet) and grandchildren Jeremy Perry (Sybrenia Chittick), Robert and James Cannon and nieces and nephew in England.

Dorothy will be laid to rest beside her husband at Sooke Harbour Cemetery at a later date.

Family wish to express their appreciation to the dedicated staff on 2E Concordia Hospital and especially the staff and friends at Park Manor Care for the loving compassionate care provided over the past 2½ years as a resident.

Donations can be made to Park Manor Care, 301 Redonda St, Winnipeg, MB R2C 1L7 in loving memory of Dorothy.

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and faith…” Romans 15:13a  NKJV

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Elmer David McMillan

February 27, 1927 – November 19, 2023

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David McMillan on November 19, at the age of 96.

David was pre-deceased by his wife Diane (Upritchard) in October, 2023. He will be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews along with many close friends.

David was born in Dallas, MB.

David started his musical career at a very young age getting his first fiddle at 13. He loved to compete all over Canada and the USA. He also loved to play at community events and senior homes with his fellow fiddlers. He continued his passion with the Manitoba Fiddle Association and was recognized in 2010 for his achievements.

David was also an avid sailor/canoeist. One of David’s other great achievements was being recognized as an honorable member with North of 60 Chapter, Order of Artic Adventure. The McMillan trait of being adventurous and musically inclined is being left behind in many of his nephews and nieces throughout North America.

David met and married Diane while being an electrical apprentice with Winnipeg Hydro in Pointe du Bois later working for Manitoba Hydro. Prior to retirement they purchased a home in Pinawa, MB. to enjoy their many hobbies and to be close to lifelong friends and family.

As per David’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

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Lawrence Alvin Steffan

February 7, 1931 – November 5, 2023

Lawrence Alvin Steffan was born on February 7, 1931 in Thalberg Manitoba to parents Karl Peter and Ottilie Steffan. His father passed away in 1937, and shortly thereafter, Ottilie moved to the Steinbach area and was remarried.

Lawrence left school after 5th grade and worked on farms, like the Peters farm, in and around Steinbach. He met his wife Sara Francis Guenther at Peters Hotel in Steinbach.  They were married on November 14 1952 and settled in Winnipeg.  They had 3 children, Richard Barry (d. Laverna), Gary Lorne (Cheryl), and Kenneth Wayne (Pauline).

Lawrence worked for CN as a porter and was the owner of a taxi franchise.  He retired from his work as a machine operator for Dominion Bridge in 1994, after working there for 29 years.

He passed away peacefully on November 5, 2023 at Tudor House Personal Care Home in Selkirk. He was predeceased by his wife Sara in 2012, and brothers Melvin and Ernie Steffan and his granddaughter Leanna.

He is survived by his 3 sons and their families and will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, his orange toque, and his love of sweets.  When asked if a dessert was good, he would always say, “I’ll tell you after my second piece”.  His favourite song, which touched him every time, was I Come to the Garden Alone.

He will be greatly missed. 

There will be a private family funeral where Lawrence will be laid to rest with his wife Sara.

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Tiana Anne Lynne Obirek

July 29, 1998 – October 21, 2023

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunty and niece on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

She is survived by her mother, Michelle Obirek, siblings Dylan, Devon and Tatum Obirek. Grandparents Dan and Sharon Obirek, Uncle Derek Obirek (Angela and Fergie), nephew Drayden Sumner, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings of the Langlois and McChesney families.

Tiana was creative with drawing, enjoyed family outings and spending time at her grandparents house. She had a lot of good friends, that when together, there was a lot of laughing, singing and fun antics happening. There was never a dull moment when Tiana was around. She was full of wit and always had a smart come back.

Rest in peace our beautiful “Bean Gurl.” We all love you and are truly going to miss you very much.

Fly free beautiful angel.

Any donations can be made to a homeless shelter, food bank or addiction foundation of your choice.

A Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

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Elisabeth Flett (nee Mueller)(Updated)

March 20, 1950 – October 25, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Elisabeth Flett, who left us on October 25 at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre with her family by her side.

Elisabeth was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and friend. She is predeceased by her father, Edward Mueller (1982) and mother, Madeleine (nee Pageot) (2016).

Elisabeth will be deeply missed and survived by her only daughter, Lisa Johnson (Jeff), grandchildren Kole Johnson (Tess), Kayla Sholdice (Riley), and Kassidy Johnson (Alex); and great-grandchild Dawson Sholdice.

Elisabeth also leaves behind her Brothers Wilfred Mueller (Joanne), and Alfred Mueller (Donna), nephew and nieces Steven, Stephanie, and Selina, as well as other treasured uncles, aunts, and cousins in Winnipeg, Saint Malo, and Pornic, France. She will be missed dearly by her many beloved friends including Molly, Leila, Jean and her breakfast crew over the years.

Elisabeth was born in Nantes, France and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1950. She grew up in Transcona, attending Murdoch MacKay Collegiate and lived in Manitoba throughout her life making her home in Rivers, Tyndall, Thompson, and finally Selkirk.

Her loss will be felt by many in the community as Elisabeth was an active lifelong volunteer for numerous organizations. The Royal Canadian Legion, Selkirk Game & Fish, Jr. Rifle, the Gordon Howard Senior Centre, and Tudor House were among a few that were especially dear to her.

Elisabeth had a fulfilling career working for the likes of Air Canada, Stony Mountain, Elections Canada and Industry Canada over the years as well as practicing as a hairdresser and operating her own driving school in Thompson. She cared deeply for her coworkers, keeping up with them over the years and had been thoroughly enjoying her retirement since 2009. She enjoyed spending her time scouring garage sales, craft sales, and thrift stores, complaining about A&W’s breakfast and hearing the latest gossip with her friends.

Our family would specifically like to thank Elisabeth’s wonderful neighbours, Tanya and Dale Monkman for their continued support, friendship and care.

We will miss Elisabeth tremendously, particularly for her enthusiasm, generosity, humour, and resilience.

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 7, 2024 at 1:00 PM at the Selkirk Legion.

Please enjoy the following humorous poem written for Elisabeth by her grandkids for her 60th birthday:

Look at you Gramma you’re 5 foot 2,
And your only daughter hit you with a shoe.
She hit you so hard she made you cry,
It seemed that you thought you were going to die.
Once again you’ve cheated death,
60 years and you still have breath,
Garage sales, arts and crafts.
Junior Rifle and Income Tax.
All these things you’re compelled to do,
If you were a horse you’d be turned to glue.
Appetizers, dinner, desserts and wine,
If you’ve got the Stovetop everyone’s fine.
Thank you, Gramma for everything you do,
We hope that our poem doesn’t make you blue.
We love you!