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.


Kathleen “Kay” Stobert (nee Mutcher)

1928 ~ 2012

Kay passed away peacefully at the age of 84 at East Gate Lodge.  She was born in Manitou.

She is predeceased by her parents Ben and Rose and her brother Oriville and infant daughter Patricia.

She will be lovingly remembered by her loving husband of 62 years, Harry, and her four children: Mervin (Janice), Keith (Charlene), Randy and Erwin, grandchildren: Dustin, Heidi, Justine and Landon.

Kay fell in love with Harry and they married on May 20, 1950.  The couple moved to Beausejour where they worked on their farm and raised their children and attended Green Bay Church.

A special thank you to the staff at East Gate Lodge and Dr. Schmidt at Beausejour Hospital, as well as home care worker Alice Blixt.

A family only funeral was held on Saturday, December 15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Green Bay at 1:30 p.m. with viewing one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Gate Lodge Personal Care Home or Parkinson Society Manitoba.


Heather Solomon

1958 ~ 2012

It is with deep sorrow and broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Heather on December 7, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband, soul mate and best friend Dan; beloved children Sandi (Mike), Derek (Karissa); and her prides and joy grandchildren Douglas, Skyler, Donavin, and Dawson.  She is survived by mom Dolores, siblings Sherry (Ray), Gino (Darcy), Tamara, and Robert.  She is also survived by mother-in-law Cathy, stepmother-in-law Betty, sisters-in-law Deb, Michele, Laura, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her dad Herbert in 2009, brother-in-law Gary and father-in-law Jim, both in 2012.

Heather loved driving, and joined Dan as team partner in 1996, driving semis in Canada and the U.S., first at Atomic, and then Penner International for owner operators.

Family was important, and time spent with her children and then her grandchildren was precious, whether it be just all being together at home, or on outings.

At Heather’s request, cremation has taken place, and no formal service will be held.

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in her care since 2007.  Thank you also to friends and family for their support and prayers throughout the years.

 (Love ya Heather)

“I’m now trucking on a different highway”



Garnet Weedmark

1939 ~ 2012

Garnet George Weedmark, age 73, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2012 at East Gate Lodge, Beausejour, Manitoba.

Garnet was born February 21, 1939 at Vita, and grew up in Dominion City, Manitoba.  He was a caring individual who provided his strengths to his family, friends, and neighbors.

He moved to Beausejour as a journeyman lineman with MTS, where he met Adele Lachowski, a telephone operator.  They were married May 5, 1962.

Garnet is predeceased by his parents Frederick (Ted), and Marjorie (Peggy); and his brothers: Raymond (Joe), Fred, and Allan.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years Adele; his two children: Margurite Thiessen (Reg) and Garnet Jr.; granddaughter Kelsey; brothers: William, Donald, Frank (Adelene), Richard (Diana); sisters: Rosemary  Wnuk (Bill), Bernice McKnight, Cynthia Jamieson (Leonard); sisters-in-law: Diane Bangert (Albert), Elaine Smith (Wally), Eleanor Weedmark, Joanne Wolanski; close cousin Stewart Pearse (Manyvonne), as well as his many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the care provided by staff and doctors at East Gate Lodge, as well as nephew Carl Bangert (Leanne) of Beausejour.

Prayer Service was held Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave. E., Beausejour.  Funeral Service was held Friday, December 14 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Beausejour at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Gate Lodge, Beausejour and Area Food Bank, or the Royal Canadian Legion.


Shirley Molde

1947 ~ 2012

On December 6, 2012, Shirley passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 65.  Her family and friends meant everything to her, and it showed in her kindly interest in their activities.

She will be lovingly missed and remembered by her friends and family: brother Roy Ticknor (Joan), brother Ken Ticknor (Judy), sister Lenore Paupanekis (Ken); her nieces and nephews: Kevin Ticknor (Kristin; children Aiden and Jace), Brenda Patzner (Andy; children Drew and Matthew), Monica Lytwyn (Chris; children Jesse and Hannah), Stan Paupanekis, and Kristen Paupanekis.

A Memorial Service was held at Thomson in the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. in Winnipeg on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to a charity of your choice.


Cindy Lou Busch

1964 ~ 2012

Suddenly on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Cindy Busch, aged 48 years, passed away peacefully at the Beausejour Hospital.  Cindy was born on July 25, 1964 in Winnipeg, MB.

Cindy attended the Manitoba School for the Deaf.

Cindy is survived by her brother Robert Busch, her sisters Brenda Martin and Sandra Busch, nieces Amanda (Matt), Hope (Jared) and Samantha, great nieces Faith, Hayley, Madison, Chloe and Payton.  Cindy was predeceased by her parents Irene and Harvey Busch.

Cindy will be great missed by her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cindy’s memory to The Manitoba School for the Deaf or CancerCare Manitoba.




Bella Kemball (nee Vincent)

1927 ~ 2012

With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Bella, aged 85 years, on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Pine Falls Health Complex.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years Arthur and her daughter Linda (Barry): granddaughter Kimberley; grandson Kevin (Danièle); and her great grandchildren Philip James; Julianne, and Charlotte Grace.  Also mourning her loss are Bella’s brother Victor (Rose) and sister Jeanne St. Croix.  Also remembering her are countless nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbours.

She was predeceased by her parents Fortunat and Marie-Louise and her brothers Oscar, Philippe, Omer, Wilfrid, Joseph, and Sylvio; and sisters Marie Coronna, Aldea, Marie Antoinette, Maria, and Antoinette.

Born and raised in St. Georges, the only place she could think of to be.  She married her husband Arthur in 1948 and set up house in Powerview.  In 1949, she was blessed with the arrival of Linda.  In 1957, they moved back to her favorite St. Georges.  Between farming and gardening (her favourite pastime), she worked part-time at Bouvier’s Store until it closed in 1983.  After much consideration, Bella and Art fully retired and moved back to Powerview where they enjoyed their life together.  They enjoyed playing cards, gardening (on a smaller scale), reading and having tea and goodies with family and friends.

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Care Staff at the Pine Falls Health Complex for the excellent care and concern.

A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Notre Dame du Laus Roman Catholic Church, Powerview, MB with Rev. Fr. James Gray.  There was a Prayer Service prior to Mass at 1:30 p.m. also at the Church.  Interment followed  in the Notre Dame du Laus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, donation may be made to Sunnywood Manor, Box 2000, Pine Falls, MB R0E 1M0.






1928 ~ 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe (Joost) Samsom on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 84 years.

Dad was born in Vinkeveen, Holland on November 21, 1928.  The oldest of ten children born to Nickolas and Aagje Samsom, he immigrated to Canada in 1946 at age 18.  Dad had attended agricultural school in Holland prior to coming to Canada.  He worked on a farm in the Little Britain area for some time and saved enough to invest in land in the Anola area.  There he met and later married Dorothy Juanita Buss on July 3, 1954.  Together, Mom and Dad raised their family of six children and through much hard work built the home placed into a successful dairy farm.  It was a very busy time for hardworking people in an era when everyone knew their neighbours and all lent each other a helping hand when needed.  Dad assisted many a neighbour with his expertise with livestock.  In turn many friends, neighbours and extended family were always there to lend a hand when needed on the farm.

Dad loved to square dance and play cards with his many friends and neighbours.  He enjoyed singing in the church choir, curling and gardening.  He would visit his family back home in Holland yearly when possible and often had visitors from Holland.  He enjoyed people and kept very busy after retirement with his many interests.  Sundays were always the day when the whole family would congregate at Dad’s.  He enjoyed having a full house and everyone was always welcome.

Dad was predeceased by his son Robert, his wife Nita, his sister Annie and his brother in-law Co.

Dad is survived by his brothers and sisters: Wim (Pie), Rika, Jan (Mary), Aagje (Gert), Willy (Piet), Janny (Dirk), Nico (Jenny), Arie (Susan) and brother in-law Brem as well as numerous nieces and nephews and family in Holland; his children Nick (Helga), Thelma (Joe), William (Debbie), Bev (Greg), and Diane (Dwayne); grandchildren Nicole (Richard), Michael, Samantha (Adam), Judy (Harley), Rene (Shannon), Spencer, Ben, Wally, Jordan, Joshua and Hanna; great grandchildren Emily, Alex, Amber, Brendan and Cadence; brother in-law Uncle Warren (Ilona) and family, sister in-law Auntie Isabel and family, and his very special friend and companion Marlene De Paulo and her grandson Charlie.

We wish to express our heartfelt thank and gratitude for the compassionate care he received.  Special thanks to Dr. Schroeder and the staff of RR6 at Health Sciences Centre and the staff of Beausejour Hospital.

Funeral Service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3 at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour.  Prayers were held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 also at the Chapel.  Pallbearers were Michael Samsom, Rene Van De Keere, Richard Evans, Spencer Samsom, Ben Samsom, Wally Fotiuk, Jordan Wall, Joshua Wall and Charlie De Paulo.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba.


Florence Wilcott

1916 ~ 2012

Peacefully, at 96 years of age, Mom passed away at the Sunnywood Manor Personal Care Home on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Mom was born October 3, 1916 at home in St. George, MB.  She attended school at École Allard and grew up along the Winnipeg River with her six siblings.

She met and married William Wilcott on August 17, 1937.  Together they had seven children, two sons and five daughters, which rapidly grew into 24 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

After William passed on December 26, 1984, Mom moved into the Chateau Guay where she stayed for 10 years.  At the age of 78, Mom made her final move into the Sunnywood Manor Personal Care Home, where she came to be known as Grandma to everyone.

Mom will be lovingly remembered by her son Robert Wilcott (Felicia), her daughters Irene Fountain (Mark) and Hermaine Lussier (Robert), her sister Della Fisher, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and numerous extended family members.

Mom was predeceased by her husband William, daughters Doris Hladki, Jeanne Popoden, and Henrietta Osterman, son Archie Wilcott and great grandson Dustin.

The family would like to extend a heart-felt Thank You to all the staff at Sunnywood Manor Personal Care Home for all the dignity and respect shown to Mom. A very special Thank You to granddaughter Susan for all her extra time, care and compassion.

A Celebration of Her Life was held on Monday, November 26.  Prayers will be said at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at St. Georges Roman Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnywood Manor Personal Care Home in honor of our Mom.

You are at peace now Mom.
Fly with the Angels.
Love you always & forever.


Martin Sayer

1932 ~ 2012

With sadness, the family of Martin William Sayer announces his passing on November 21, 2012 at 80 years.

Martin is survived by his wife Pat, children Deborah Glen (John), Tracy Lynn (Jamie), Graham Tinley (Alice); grandchildren Meghan (Mike), Ian (Lindsay), Audrey (Rob), Taylor, Tanner, Curtis and great-granddaughter Alannah.  He was predeceased by his mother Beatrice Mary (nee Masters) and siblings Audrey Jocelyn Hewitt and John Ernest Sayer.

Martin was born in Coventry, UK, May 3, 1932. He followed his brother John to Stoney Creek, Ontario in 1954 where he soon met and married Pat, his wife of 57 years.  Following the arrival of their three children, the family moved to Manitoba in 1963 – first Winnipeg, then Hazelridge, then finally Beausejour in 1995.

Although a quiet and gentle man, Martin was a wonderful storyteller, always ready with a humourous tale of growing up in small town England, his exploits with life-long friend Jeff Horne and his military police experiences following World War II. Always an animal lover, his stories often included his faithful dogs Tess, Lance, Sooner, Snoopy, Duke and Trapper.  His hobby farm at Hazelridge with cows, horses, geese, chickens, rabbits, cats and dogs was one of the most contented times of his life.

Martin worked at many jobs, but his career as a self-taught architectural model builder for MMP Architects and later as an independent businessman were his proudest achievements. Beautiful in artistry and meticulous in detail, Martin’s models of the Royal Winnipeg Mint, the Richardson Building, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet facility were among his best works.

In retirement, Martin and Pat traveled extensively in Europe, and enjoyed motor home travel throughout Canada and the United States including  Alaska.

The family is grateful for the many kindnesses of the staff at the Beausejour  Hospital, Pat’s Friday Afternoon Knit Group, Pat Mazur, Olga Relf, Val Bush,  and Elaine and Paul Heinl. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba are appreciated.

Cremation has taken place. Interment in Warwickshire, England will occur in spring 2013.   A Celebration of Martin’s Life was held at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue East, Beausejour, Manitoba on Wednesday, November 28 at 1:30 pm.