We are sorry to share the news of George’s passing on Jan. 16. George was predeceased by his parents, Dr Henry Oelkers and Anna Oelkers. George was a Certified Professional Accountant who worked at Millar McDonald, CN Realty Tax Department, and retired after 34 years in the Finance Department of Air Canada. He was a volunteer treasurer for over 25 years for both St Peter’s Anglican Church and the Air Canada Pionaires. He also did year end audits for other charitable organisations. George and Gladys travelled on many enjoyable trips. George enjoyed golfing, curling, and walking. His years in basketball led to him being honoured as being part of teams that were inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and the Basketball Hall of Fame. George leaves his wife of 46 years Gladys, daughters Susan McDonald (Ron), Kathy Oelkers- MacDonald (Brian) and Terri Oelkers, grandchildren Gary, Jennifer and Chantal, 5 great grandchildren and other family members. We will miss his wonderful smile and positive attitude. Service will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, located at Grant and Elm at 11:00 am, Monday, Jan 22, 2018. If you desire, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Peacefully, with family at her side, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Adelyne Irene Schultz passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Harold, Son Larry and daughter Cheryle Grzebeniak , she leaves to mourn her passing her son Lyle, daughter Carrie (Wayne) Luzny, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and brother Roy Benson of Comox, BC. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Brookside Cemetery. (meet at front gate at 12:45)
Jean passed away Sunday, at the age of 92, with family at her side. She was predeceased in November by Leslie, her husband of 70 years. She is survived by her daughter Laurie (Scott), granddaughters Lisa (Pape), Christen and Amber (Don), great grandchildren Isabella, Lily and Jacob, and many nieces and nephews. Jean served in the Air Force in WWII, where she met Leslie. They settled in East Kildonan. Jean worked at Eaton’s, and still met with the gang from the silverware department for lunch. She loved going for drives to Lockport. Jean was an avid reader, gardener and movie-goer. Although afflicted by many age-related ailments, Jean still enjoyed visits from family and friends. Thanks to the staff at Concordia Place for their care and support. Veterans Affairs provided for many amenities. Maureen Scarsbrook, honorary daughter, provided an abundance of love and care. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, January 25th in the chapel at Concordia Place, 1000 Molson St. at 11 AM, followed by refreshments. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
On Sunday, January 14, 2018, Lewis Allan MacDonald, aged 85 years, passed away peacefully at Seven Oaks Hospital. Lewis (Mac) was born in Winnipeg in 1932 and adopted and raised by his parents Elizabeth and Alexander. At an early age, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served for five years. He soon after started working at Air Canada and later at Bristol Aerospace where he remained until his retirement in 2001. He was a member of 402 Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve Squadron for many years, a volunteer and member of the Royal Canadian Air Museum and a member of #4 Royal Canadian Legion. In the last short while, Lewis was lucky to find his birth family. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Randall), sister Thelma, brothers Clinton and Charles, grand-daughters Amanda (Darcy) and Kimberley as well as grandchildren, Jordan, Atlanta (Chad), Izabella, Adrianna, Elena and Roman and great-grandchildren Brady and Skylar. Lewis was predeceased by wife Patricia and ex-wife Wilma, parents Elizabeth and Alexander, Donald and Jean, sister Catherine and brother Gerald. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery).
Ted was born in Winnipeg, a New Year’s Baby of 1922, to Gustav and Mary Bomback (nee Wildeman). There were twelve brothers and sisters in total (one died in infancy). Dad married Ida Honke on Oct 2, 1943 in Seven Sisters Falls, MB. To support his family he worked various jobs and often more than one job at a time. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ida in 1987 and in 2013 by his dear friend Ann Hetter; by his brothers Areheart Eddie (Helen), Frank (Alma), Robert (Shirley), Lawrence (Barbara) and by his sisters Ella (Ewald) and Donita (Sam). He is survived by his children: Diane (Bill), Donald (Karen), Debora, Judith (Len), Carolyn (Bruce) and his grandchildren Leanne, Cordell, Lindsay, Allison, Kalyn, Christopher and Kelsey; his sisters Margaret (Ed), Ruth (Victor) and his brothers Harold (Ruth) and Richard (Adrienne) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is already sadly missed by us all. Rest in peace Papa, you and Mum are together now, and safely in the arms of Jesus. Memorial service will be held on Monday, January 22 at 11:00 am, at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery. Ash interment to follow at Chapel Lawn.