Josephine Mary Pusiewich (nee Szumilak)

1924 ~ 2012

Mrs. Josephine Pusiewich, aged 88 years, of Beausejour, MB, formerly of Stead, MB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Beausejour Hospital.  Josephine was born in Narol, Poland.

Left to mourn her passing are her sons Jim (Coreen), Bill, and Tom, brother Leo Szumilak, grandchildren Jason, Jenny, Kimberley, and Joel, great grandchildren Sadie, Danica, Emmalise, and Rowan and many special nephews, nieces and friends.  Josephine was predeceased by her husband Joseph, sister Gladys Rebizant, brothers Marion Szumilak and Julian Szumilak (Poland) and great grandson Luthor Van Nieuw Amerongen.

Mom loved family get-togethers, cooking perogies and she made the best cabbage rolls and headcheese.

Funeral Service was held at  1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5 at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour interment followed in Gull Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beausejour Hospital or to a charity or organization of your choice.


Jordan Lee Shaw (Jordy)

1985 ~ 2012

A much loved son and brother, Jordan Shaw of Thompson, MB, left us peacefully at home on December 24, 2012.  Born on January 15, 1985 in Winnipeg, MB and moved to Thompson, MB in 1993 where he completed his education and entered the local work force.

During his short life he was a top athlete in many sports.  He also enjoyed UFC, gardening and cooking with his dad, fishing with the family, especially with mom and his most recent interest, snowmobiling.  Jordy was a gentle soul, a good friend, always soft spoken and kind hearted.  He loved all animals, especially our dog Homer.  Jordy always had everyone laughing, especially all his crazy faces he would make that only he could do.  He liked to tease and play practical jokes and make his mom laugh.  He was an amazing Uncle.  All the kids followed him all over the house, always wondering what Uncle Jordy was up to and if he could play.  He was such a big kid himself and they all looked up to him.  Family was everything to Jordy and we were lucky to have spent so many wonderful times together over the years.

He is gone from us, but will never be forgotten by his dad Bernie, mom Cindy, sister Chelsea (Zezel), brother in-law Shawn, nephews Keith, Shawn and Drew and niece Natalie.

Missing You Always

You never said, I’m leaving

You never said, goodbye

You were gone before we knew it

and only God knows why.

A million times I needed you

A million times I cried

If love alone could have saved you

You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly

In death I love you still

In my heart I hold a place

That only you can fill.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Juniper Centre in Thompson, MB.   A family graveside service will take place at a later date in Southern Manitoba.

Robert Earl Anderson

1968 ~ 2012

On Saturday, December 22, 2012, Robert Earl Anderson aged 44 years, beloved husband of Leanne and father to Katie and Eric, passed away into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour.

He will be forever missed by his in-laws Walter and Maureen Sanclemente, sisters and family Heather (Glen, Sarah, Dahna and Heidi) Godri, Elaine Stefaniuk (Ron), Courtney (Jason, Brooklyn) Stefaniuk, Chris Stefaniuk, Matthew (Hillary) Stefaniuk, Leah (Justin) Bridgeman, and brother in-law Walter (Patty, Devon, Brayden) Sanclemente and numerous extended family and friends.

Chosen and adopted at 6 weeks of age into his family, he became the delight of his Dad, Mom, and three sisters. Rob lived in Dauphin until age 1 and then moved to Brandon until the age of 4. The family then moved to Winnipeg, La Salle and then to Beausejour where he met the love of his life Leanne at the local coffee shop. Their whirlwind romance had them married very quickly with the babies to follow over the next seven years.

Rob loved the outdoors: hunting, fishing, ice fishing or even just setting up his tree stands and cameras. He loved the pursuit as much as the hunt, bringing home countless pictures of fawns and sometimes a big behemoth lurking behind a tree.

His love of the sport was genuine, true, and honest.

Rob held many jobs in his life. He worked at Canada Packers with his Dad then much later worked at Western Beef in Beausejour. After working for many years at Crow Duck Lake Camp, he decided to branch out on his own to run Anderson Outfitters, a fly-in fishing business out of the Whiteshell. At the time of his death, he had just taken a medical leave from running the Rene’s Septic Truck.

Funeral was  held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. with a fireworks display and luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been established for Katie and Eric at the Sunova Credit Union, Beausejour Branch.





Nellie Gunning (Nee Molinski)

1923 ~ 2012

Nellie passed away on December 23, 2012.  She was surrounded by her family.  She was born in Thalberg, Manitoba on October 18, 1923.

Left to mourn her passing are her children: Ed (Diana), Allan (Doris), Eugene, and Wayne (Yvonne).  Her grandchildren:  Lisa, Shauna, Meagan, Annette, Cheryl, Keith, and Tim, and great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Albert, in 1963.  Her parents Joseph and Wasylena Molinski, her siblings: Paul, Steve, in Infancy Mike, Frank, Helen, Tony, John, Mike and in Infancy Mary. Her Grandson Mark, and Daughter-in-law Frances.

Mother was a hard working Woman, who ran the store in Thalberg while raising her children she always had time for a smile. She loved to Garden and found joy in her grandchildren in later years.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hnatyshyn, Ryan Hnatyshyn Ron Vermette, Kevin Steinke, Keith Gunning, and Ken Molinski.

Many Thanks to the staff at the Beausejour Hospital and East Gate Lodge for the compassion and care they showed towards our mother.

In lieu of flowers donations  may be made to the Trinity Lutheran church in Thalberg, MB.

A Funeral service was held at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thalberg on Friday December 28, 2012, with viewing one hour prior.




Sandra Ramsden

1942 ~ 2012

Sandra passed away on December 14, at the age of 70.

She will be lovingly remembered by all her family and friends.

A Memorial Service was held on December 19th in Pinawa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pinawa Hospital Auxillary.


Rose Mazur

1928 ~ 2012

 Rose Mazur passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Selkirk Hospital, at the age of 84.

 She is predeceased by her parents George and Annie Urbansky, and her son Raymond.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 68 years Paul; her sons: Leonard (Patricia), Donald (Susan), Alvin, Brian (Susan), Patrick (Connie); and daughter Linda; as well as 11 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Rosie was a dedicated and caring wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a hard worker who didn’t much complain.  She enjoyed the simple things in life, and she had a heart of gold.  Her friendliness and openness extended to everyone she met,  especially at Food Fare.  She always enjoyed talking to people.

A special thank you to the staff at Beausejour Hospital and East Gate Lodge for all their care and compassion.

As per Rose’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service was held.

 May “The Boss” rest in peace.

Helen Kianski

1917 ~ 2012

Helen Kianski passed away peacefully at East Gate Lodge, Beausejour on December 14, 2012, at the age of 95.  She was born in Cromwell District.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Steve in 1998, as well as brothers: Mike, Paul, and Tony Kizlik, and sisters: Josephine Oneschuk, Nellie Horosko, and Jean Shumilla.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Bernice (Roy) Duma, and Ted (Carol); and grandchildren Layton and Blair; her sister Mary Fote; brothers: Steven (Irene) and Johnny (Elsie); and sister-in-law Margaret Kizlik.  She leaves many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Helen was very active at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Beausejour, and served with the Ukrainian Catholic Womens’ League for over 50 years.

A special thank you to the staff of East Gate for all their care and attention.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Gate Lodge, or the Beausejour Hospital TV Fund.

Divine Liturgy was held at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Beausejour on Thursday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m., with interment following at Holy Ghost Cemetery in Beausejour.

Susan Moniuk

1954 ~ 2012

Susan Moniuk, aged 58 years, beloved wife of Larry, passed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side on Friday, December 14, 2012.

Besides her husband, she will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Irene and Frances and their families, mother-in-law Jean, sister-in-law Shirley, and brother-in-law Rob and families.

Susan raised her dogs, Freckles, Buster, and Sadie, which were also her babies.  She worked at Safeway for 41 years, was a marriage commissioner, and also an active volunteer at Lions Manor in Winnipeg.  She enjoyed gardening, shopping, gambling, and travelling.

She would like to thank all those who helped her, especially those at St. Boniface CancerCare, and special friends Vivian, Arlen, and Sara.

A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave. E., Beausejour.

In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9, or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB  R3L 0K6.

Stefan (Steve) Kot

1930 ~ 2012

Steve Kot, of Lac du Bonnet, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Pinawa Hospital, at the age of 82.

He is survived by his brother George (Betty); sister Pauline (Russ); nephew Jeffrey and family; and will be sadly missed by Marjorie, Phyllis, the legion friends and many others.

Steve was predeceased by his parents, and one sister.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Marjorie and Phyllis, the staff at Pinawa Hospital, and the ambulance attendants for the wonderful care shown to Steve.  We would also like to thank the staff at Sobering Funeral Chapel.

Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service is being planned for Spring 2013.

Leonard Domanski

1928 ~ 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved uncle, Leonard Domanski at East Gate Lodge on December 13, 2012, at the age of 84 years.

Leonard was born on March 6, 1928 in Sandhill, Manitoba, and lived most of his life in Seddons Corner, Manitoba

He is fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Eleanor (Bill) Komadowski, Bernice Preteau, Edward (Cecil) Myslicki, Ted (Rose) Myslicki, Paul Chanas, Audrey Walzer, Judy Soberlak, and numerous great nephews and nieces, and friends.

Leonard was very involved in his church, and was an avid photographer and fisherman.  He spent many years in the heavy construction industry in Northern Manitoba.  He never lost his love for large equipment, and in later years helped many friends and family with their construction projects.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at East Gate Lodge for the loving care they gave to Leonard in his final years.

Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service was held on December 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave. E. in Beausejour.  Interment will be in May 2013 at the St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Leonard’s memory be made to East Gate Lodge or St. Joseph’s Polish National Church.