Marion Elizabeth Molter (nee Ladd)

Marion Molter (Nee Ladd) passed away at home September 6, 2023 at the age of 78. She was predeceased by her husband Bill.

She spent her entire life raising her kids and many other children. Mom and Dad spent a lot of time traveling together and with family and friends. She lived for her grand kids and great grand kids.

Mom loved to talk! She looked forward to her friends phone calls, especially during the last couple years.

Thank you to all her wonderful friends and family for their love and care, it meant the world to her and me!

Mom, you will be greatly missed.

Cremation has taken place and by her wishes no funeral will be held. She will be laid to rest at the Elmwood Cemetery.

“Till We Meet Again!”

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Lorraine  (Laurie) Victoria  Bradawaski

After a lengthy struggle with  alzheimer’s  disease, Laurie  slipped away on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at the age of 83 years.

Laurie was born in Dauphin, MB on June 22, 1940 along with her brother Ernie and her sister Joyce (late Dave) and their children, Susan and Scott.

Laurie was predeceased by her close friends; Susan Joyce and Joan Ingram.

Laurie played softball for CUAC as an infielder and won the Western Canadian Softball Championship in 1957 and the Canadian Women’s Softball Championship in 1965 in Winnipeg.  Ultimately she was inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Laurie accomplished many accolades in curling, beginning with the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in 1967 with teammates; Betty Duguid, Joan Ingram and Dot Rose. She was a 4 time Manitoba Senior Women’s Curling Champion and a Manitoba Masters Curling finalist.

Laurie was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame in 1992 along with Betty Duguid, Joan Ingram and Dot Rose and as an individual in 2000 .

Laurie  had a lifelong career with Manitoba Hydro. She enjoyed her cottage in Ponemah, MB for many years and  was a long time member of the Charleswood  Legion.

Cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1:30p.m. in Brookside Cemetery.

Please meet inside the first gate at the Administration Building before proceeding to the grave site.

Special thanks to Golden Centennial Lodge for their care of Laurie and to Sheldon Schroeder and Kathy Penner for ensuring Laurie’s  final wishes were honored.

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Franklin Louis Fekete

June 23, 1965 – August 4, 2023

It is with great sadness the family of Franklin Louis Fekete, announce his peaceful passing, at home with his family by his side.  

Frankie leaves to mourn his wife Shannon, son Cody, his brother Joey (Tammy and children), his mother-in-law, Peggy, sister-in-law, Debbie (Ray), brother-in-law, Bobby, his nieces, Karrissa and Brandy, nephews, Tyson and Keenan, his great-nephews, Jaxyn, Leo and Karter and his namesake great-niece, Avagail Frankie.  He also leaves many wonderful friends.  

He was pre-deceased by his mother and father, Pat and Frank Fekete, two uncles John (Nellie) and Hendy (Maria) Lee and 2 aunts, Mary (Stan) Wood and Rose (Fred) Appelt , and father-in-law, Laurie Clarke.  

Frankie was born in Selkirk, Manitoba, where he remained his entire 58 years.  He loved music and he went everywhere with his ‘tunes’ , especially his favourite muscian Bob Seger.  He loved aviation and building models from a young age and throughout his entire life. His most successful model, the Titanic was displayed at the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature as part of the Titanic Exibition.  They even made souveniers (fridge magnets and keychains) to sell in the gift shop from his Titanic.    

He loved collecting coins, his favourite team merchandise and of course, his favourite Godzilla and had every movie ever made. He enjoyed working on puzzles and diamond art, especially these last years, as he liked to keep busy.  He loved to garden and take care of his fruit trees.  He was also a die hard CFL and NHL fan and as we all know, his favourite teams were The Boston Bruins and Edmonton Elks. He loved bicycling and would bike to work through the whole year, even the winter.  

Frankie took pride in caring for everything he had, from his vehicles, to his home, yard and valued a good friendship and as many of his friends have said, he was a good friend.  

Frankie was a union steelworker, working in a few steel plants in his career and took pride in his work ethic, never missing a day if he could help it.  

No words could ever express how saddened we are, but we are sure, he is no longer in pain and watching over us.  We loved him tremendously and our memories will last forever.   

Frankie planned a party on July 22, 2023, so he could enjoy the company of friends and family.  As per Frankie’s wishes, no formal service will be held.  Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be held at a later date.

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Denis Gilbert Joseph Remillard

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Denis Remillard on August 9, 2023.  

Denis will be lovingly remembered by his wife Patricia, sons John (Sandi) and Robert (Jo-Ell), daughter Michelle (Guy), grandchildren, Kirsten, Cheyenne, Hunter, niece Kimberly, brother-in-law Rick and sister-in-law Darlene.  Lifelong friends Ron and Nellie DeFoort.  

He was predeceased by his parents Aime and Louise and sister Lorraine.  

Although his parents originated from St-Jean Baptiste (Manitoba), they primarily settled in St. Boniface Manitoba where he was raised. He was well known for his love of hockey and football growing up with hockey becoming a lifelong passion. He spent many evenings on the backyard community club playing pick-up games of shinny and skating circles around all who would challenge him, young or old.  Some of his favorite pastimes also included fishing and hunting, snowmobiling (including racing), and weekend family camping trips.   

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Edward J Pilat and Denis’ Doctors, Nurses, and aids at Riverview Health Centre a few years ago after his stroke, as well at Concordia Hospital in January 2023 and most recent health issues that resulted in his passing, Park Manor Personal Care Home, and lastly to the Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic staff that have expediently and graciously served him in his times of need over the years.  

At Denis’ request no official service will be held.  Cremation has taken place.  He will be honored and remembered at a private family gathering.

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Irene Tataryn – nee Graboweski

It is with joy and sadness that our family announces our beloved mother, Irene Tataryn, went home to be with her lord on August 3rd, 2023, passing at Donwood Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. In the days preceding her passing, she spent it in the loving presence of her family.

Irene leaves to mourn her children, Joe (Natalie), Paul (Wendy), Linda (Dalton), grandchildren Joshua, Michael, Christopher and Sara, sister-in-law Marie Graboweski, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Fred, parents Edward and Josephine, sister Adeline, brothers Emil (Nellie), Frank Graboweski, brothers-in-law Bill (Mary), Mike (Minnie), Nick (Doris), Harry (Kay) Tataryn, grandchildren Jesse Fredericks and Ashley Tataryn.

Mom was born January 28th, 1936, in Sandy Hook, MB.  The daughter of Polish immigrants, she was raised on a farm milking cows, making cream and caring for the chickens, turkeys, and pigs. She had many great childhood memories growing up with her protective older brothers Emil and Frank, attending school in Husavik and Kjarna.

At 19 years of age, Irene moved to Winnipeg living on her own in a rooming house with a hotplate, tiny refrigerator, and no washroom in her apartment. She attended Manitoba Technical Institute studying typing, comptometry, stenography and English. Her first job was at CCM running the order desk. In 1958 Mom and Dad wed and together raised their children in Hodgson, Fisher Branch, and later in Winnipeg. Irene supported her husband’s entrepreneurial pursuits, the Royal Hotel and Royal Motors in Hodgson , MB, the Royal George Hotel in Transcona, Royal Sports Shop, and Royal Ice Cream in East Kildonan, Winnipeg. When her children became teenagers Mom went to work at The Bay Kildonan Place, in the hardware department. She became affectionately known as the “Bay Lady” and along with other women of our community ran that Bay hardware department like never before. Irene learned to use a computer in the technology’s formative years. That store never again experienced the efficiency of mom and her gang of workers. More deals on lawnmowers in the Morse Place community were never had again!!!

Irene’s greatest joy was her family. She embraced her call to the Catholic vocation of motherhood and marriage. She was a dedicated homemaker for her 3 children and husband.  Mom was an amazing cook, making everything from scratch including all our ethnic delights such as holopchi, pyrohy, nalysnyky, pyrizhky, and more. Irene took pride in her home and immersed herself in the community of Morse Place creating an amazing network of wonderful friends who became like family. Mom, together with Dad created a “magical“ childhood for us, full of sports, lake and farm memories, trips, church, parties, and family gatherings. She instilled a work ethic with discipline that prepared us for the world to come. Mom also brought her mother’s sister, Auntie Francis Dobros into our home when Auntie was widowed, and mom became a caregiver for many years.

Mom loved Falcon Lake and enjoyed 40 years of camping, cottage and lake life with Dad and the family. The cottage was a great source of pride for her.  It was in this time that she learned to play golf from Dad. Mom was always an active and health-oriented person. She loved to walk but was game for almost all things active like curling, water and cross-country skiing , biking, skating, Tai-Chi, gym workouts and mall walking.

Irene spoke both Polish and Ukrainian.  She loved music particularly country, country gospel, and the old-time spirituals hymns. She loved weddings, dancing, and family get togethers. She was interested in local history, nostalgia, and her friends!! Going for coffee, going for lunch or supper, it didn’t matter. Her friends were the world to her.

After the sudden passing of Dad in 2001, mom started a new chapter in her life living independently until the last 18 months. She loved her time in a beautiful condominium apartment in Kildonan Meadows Transcona playing cards, visiting, or watching and feeding the ducks and geese. She traveled to China and many other exotic destinations. Mom was adventurous and curious but mostly she was buoyed by her grandboys, who she followed in all their athletic pursuits, such as hockey, football, lacrosse, basketball, and baseball. She had a special relationship with her late grandson Jesse and enjoyed card games, impromptu visits and having a deep and meaningful conversation with him.

The final chapter of mom’s life was arduous. Vitality was replaced with infirmary, but mom worked through her challenges and maintained a beautiful dignity up until her passing. This was confirmed by the staff at Donwood Personal Care Home. Many of her caregivers spoke such kind words about her time there. Mom was well looked after, and she was appreciative of the care she received in her new home. Our family wishes to thank all the caregivers, staff, and administrators at Donwood for their service to our mother.

A funeral service, celebration of life will be held on September 6th, 2023, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 288 Donwood Drive at 11:00 with Father Anthony Austin, officiating.  Cremation will occur followed by a private family internment at Green Acres Cemetery where she will be laid to rest alongside her late husband, Fred.

In lieu of flowers the family request a donation of food stuffs or monies payable to the “Holy Redeemer Catholic Church” – Food Bank.

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