THE SELKIRK JOURNAL Friday February 19, 2010


NAOMI GLYNNIS BIRD Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 t the Selkirk General Hospital, Naomi Bird, ged 54 years, of Selkirk, beloved wife of Jack. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel in elkirk. Cremation will follow. Full obituary to follow in Saturday?s paper Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. JACK (JOHN HUGH) ALEXANDER Peacefully, surrounded by family, Jack (John Hugh) Alexander passed away Monday, February 15, 2010. Born on March 16, 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jack was the youngest of three children to Jean and John Alexander of West Kildonan. Dad was introduced to music through the choir at St. John?s High School and singing ecame a life long passion. Dad apprenticed and ecame a journeyman printer. Jack met Lorna, the love of his life and was introuced to the Pruden clan along Wavey Creek Maggie town). Jack and Lorna had six children am (Nancy), Gary (Cindy), Bruce (Shelley), Jim deceased), Cheryl and Edward, along with their en grandchildren, Neil, Ian, Terry, Meagan, Heathr, Jordan, Jocelyn, Randi, Dakota and Mariah. In the early days, Jack and Lorna traveled extenively pursuing his career with the family in tow. he family finally settled along Wavey Creek, in landeboye where Mom and Dad owned and operted Clandeboye General Store. Dad always enoyed singing and sang at countless weddings, hurch choirs, and spent seventeen years with The anitoba Opera Company. Dad was a strong comunity supporter, volunteering with the Clandeboye nited Church, Selkirk Food Bank, Clandeboye ommunity Club, St. Andrews Fire Department, landeboye Boy Scouts, Selkirk Pipe Band, and elkirk General Hospital. Despite working long ours at the store, Dad was a life long learner and as always looking for the next great adventure. A assionate sports lover, Dad also loved to travel, aking many road trips across western Canada with arm winter vacations to Mexico and Texas. Mom nd Dad were inseparable working together side by ide, 7 days a week for 13 years at the store, and njoyed their life together. A memorial service will be held at Clandeboye nited Church on Friday, February 19 at 9 a.m. ith Rev Beth McLean officiating. A special thanks to staff of Betel Home and the ursing staff at Selkirk General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the lzheimer?s Society of Manitoba or the Palliative are Department at Selkirk Hospital. Mom & Dad, Together Again Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. LOIS LILLIAN BOOTH (NEE HEMMELMAN) Entered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at 12:30 a.m. on February 12, 2010, at Selkirk General Hospital, Lois Lillian Booth of Selkirk, Manitoba, age 83 years. Lois was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, U.S.A., October 19, 1926, the oldest of three daughters of Milford and Nona Hemmelman. She lived in Fort Ripley, Minnesota 1930-33, and then her home base became Pine River, Minnesota, during the balance of her elementary school years, her high school years - at Backus High School, 1940-44, - and her college years, which were at Northwestern Bible College in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1944-48. It was in 1939 Lois received Jesus Christ as her own personal Lord and Saviour. In 1949 she left for France, where she laboured as a missionary under Baptist Mid- Missions for the next 27 years. During her years in France Lois laboured in Bordeaux, Paris, Paray, Vieille Post, Montlhery and Juvisy (the latter three localities are southern suburbs of Paris). Her work was that of a Pastor's Assistant in the forming of Baptist churches and involved Bible teaching and children's work, including forming and directing children's camps. In the course of her missionary labours she travelled through not only France but also Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany and Great Britain. Her furloughs - usually every four years - took her through various parts of the United States and Canada. It was during part of a furlough in Churchill, Manitoba, in 1964, that she met her future husband. In 1976 she left the mission field and married Frederick Albert Booth. The newlywed couple settled in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In 1978 Lois and Albert became involved in child-fostering and fostered a total of 22 children - 14 boys and 8 girls. One girl, Joanne, they adopted in 1985 at age 20. That same year Albert took his retirement from the Government of Canada after 35 years' service, and the couple - along with one infant foster-daughter Lisa - moved to Selkirk, Manitoba, where they resided till her demise. Lois was active as Vice-President and President of the Selkirk Nursery School Board and Treasurer of the Centennial Parent-Teacher Council, also was a member and for four years Vice-President of the Association FOR Community Living. Lois and Albert were both actively involved with the Selkirk Gospel Chapel and the Manitoba Foster Family Association. Predeceased by her father in 1959, her mother and step-father both in 1980, one sister Mrs. Burrell (Lucille) Jacobs in 1966 and daughter Joanne Lester of Claresholm, Alberta. Survived by husband Albert of Selkirk; one foster-daughter Lisa Bergen of Selkirk, one son-in-law William Lester and wife Juliana of Stavely, Alberta; one sister Arlene Holz and husband Elmer of Kenyon, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held on Thursday, February 18, at 2:00 p.m., at Gilbart's Funeral Home, Selkirk with interment following in St. Clements Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be contributed to Faith Bible Camp. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. "LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me." The LORD replied, "My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."


CHWARTACKI, Ralph August 14, 1935 - February 23, 2006 In loving memory "We Miss You" - Love your family Desiree Walker In loving memory of our beautiful sister, daughter and mommy who was taken from us suddenly on February 22, 2009 Her trials now are over, No more crosses to bear; She suffered much in silence, So Jesus took her home. Mom the Mom, Mom King's Mom, Mom Brookie's Mom, Mom Paxi's Mom, Mom Jessica's Mom, - Mom we miss you 4 ever. Love, your children In loving memory of dear husband Bert Walker, granddaughter Desiree Walker, grandsons Edgar Stevenson and Rodney Walker. - Lovingly remembered and greatly missed, Gertrude and Family. McKENZIE, Ian (February 24, 2008) In loving memory of my husband Ian. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear; That I'll always love you and miss you, And wish that you were here. I have lost my soul's companion, A life linked with my own; And day by day, I miss you more, As I walk through life alone. My Precious Love, My Man Love endures ... it never dies. - Your loving wife Kitty XO McKENZIE, Ian (February 24, 2008) In loving memory of our Dad. It's been two years ago today since God rushed you home to heaven. In an instant our lives changed forever! Your love, your laugh, your presence is missed so very much. The days are long without you Dad, but in our hearts you'll remain forever, to walk with us throughout all of our lives. We learned so much from you Dad and all the things you have shown us and taught us have and will continue to help us. Thank you for everything, love you always. - Your loving children, spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. PEEBLES In loving memory of Linda Peebles nee (Starodub) who passed away February 23, 2004. Treasured memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year. No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts you're always there. - Missing you and loving you always, your family. Happy ? Birthday JEAN If you see this beautiful lady around Lion's Manor, wish her a Happy Birthday! Love, Your Sisters and Brother Happy 1st Birthday on February 21st CASSIDY Your first year was priceless and now you're turning one! Love, Mommy and Daddy and everyone around you. Nick Fewchuk Happy 85th Birthday February 18, 2010 With all our love and best wishes. From your family LILLIAN "IRENE" MEASHAM (nee Lougheed) February 7, 1910 - February 2, 2010 Please join us in a celebration of Irene's life on Sunday, February 28th at 7 pm in the Lutheran Hall, 332 Manitoba Ave., Selkirk, MB. To my family and special friends Clare Letendre and Walter and Betty Lee who made my birthday such a special event. God Bless you all. Jean RUSSIN - Thank you to Selkirk Ambulance, St. Andrew's Fire Dept., the paramedics, doctors, nurses and staff at Selkirk Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Rev. Kowch, Rev. Chuckry, Dr. Nejad Ghaffar and staff at Teulon Medical Clinic, our relatives, friends, neighbours and co-workers who have helped us at this difficult time. Thank you for your calls, prayers, visits, gifts, encouragement and drives to the hospital and now appointments. A big thank you to the Gimli home care nurses for a job well done. Steve, Stephanie and Matthew The family of Pearl Chubey would like to express thanks to those who attended the memorial service on Friday, February 12. Special thanks to the kind and caring staff at the Tudor Home, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Rev. S. Sharman and Gilbart Funeral Home. The Selkirk Ringette Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their contribution to the Bunny/Novice Tournament held February 6th and 7th at the Selkirk Rec. Centre: Boston Pizza, Bowman Micro-software, Century 21, Keystone Sporting Goods, Jen Proceviat Massage, Parkwest Projects, Randy Baker Racing, Red River Co-op (Headquarters), Red River Coop (Bryan Vermuelen), Selkirk Butcher Shop, Subway, Superior Fitness, The Marketplace and The Water Shop. The Ringette Association would also like to thank the following sponsors for their contribution to Petite/Tween/Junior Tournament held Nov. 27th, 28th and 29th: ABM Concrete, Boston Pizza, Coghlan's Ltd., Hudson Cement, Outlaw Sports Repair, Parkwest Projects, Safeway, The Water Shop, 4AV Fuels & Terraco. Many thanks to all the volunteers that helped to make both Tournaments a great success. AUCTION: Have your Auction listed in Hodgins Auctioneers 37th Annual Catalog. Call Today 1-800-667-2075 PL915407. AUCTIONS DONE RIGHT! Whether it's equipment, real estate, livestock or a complete farm dispersal. For a free auction proposal contact Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers today! 1-800-491-4494 or rbauction.com.

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