Date of Passing: Feb 15, 2017

BERTIE BELL (nee SINCLAIR) Peacefully, on February 15, 2017 Bertie, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at the Grace Hospital, surrounded by her family at the age of 90 years. Bertie is survived by her daughters Dawne (Bill) Poole of Rockwood, ON and Lorraine (Bill) Price of Winnipeg; her son Gary (Eleanor) of Strathroy, ON; five granddaughters Tammy, Jillian, Jennifer, Corinne and Leanne; three grandsons Sean, Ryan and Michael; 13 great-grandchildren and her dear companion Ed Solimka. She also leaves to mourn, sisters Marg, Gert and Eleanor and her brother Ray. Mom served on the Women's Auxillary in the Army, Navy, Air Force Unit One. She was the last standing president of the ANAF Unit One (John Osborne V.C.) after having served them for many years. She was also a long standing member of the Alpha IOTA Sorority where she held several offices. She worked for Wawanesa Mutual for many years, retiring in 1994. Mom was very active throughout her life and was an avid golfer and bowler. She was always there to help friends in need and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and "GG". The family thanks the staff at Grace Hospital, especially Unit 5 North and Dr. George for their compassionate and loving care of their mother. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044



RONALD JOHN FORSYTH DAWSON November 24, 1933 - March 29, 2017 Our beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the St. Boniface Hospital. Left to mourn are his wife Shirley (nee McCallum); son Ian (Viviana); daughter Susan Tereck (Gord), daughter Colleen Paterson (Bob); and son Malcolm (Karen); plus fourteen grandchildren, Catherine (Jason), John, Meghan (John), Sean, Grace, Ron (Sandra), Tom (Lena), Ivan, Marisa (Adam), Sara, Trevor, Caitilin (Ryan), Colleen (David), Cameron; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Chris, Ryan, Cameron, Ethan, Devon, Ashley, Mikayla, Haley, Jonah, Hanna, Alex, Jack, Adrianna, Riley and Madeline. Dad was born and raised in Winnipeg where he met mother and married at the age of nineteen. He served his city as a member of the Winnipeg Police Service and retired as Patrol Sergeant #155 in 1980. He served his country as a member of the Canadian Forces beginning in 1951 as a Private in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Army Reserve and finishing in 1980 as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve Cadet Instructors List. He learned to play bagpipes as a young person and played for many years in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums and the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band. In his retirement he played with the Anavet Unit 303 Pipes and Drums. He was an avid shooter as a member of the Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association and the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association. He often won the matches in Winnipeg, then competed on the Manitoba team annually in Ottawa and also made several trips to Bisley, England to compete on the Canadian team. He was an avid snooker and billiard player and could be found several times a week practicing at the Army, Navy and Air Force Unit #1. He was also Bro. Ronald J.F. Dawson 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, a member of Millennium Lodge #182. A source of pride and joy were the two cottages he built, with his family, at Long Lake, MB and the days spent enjoying hunting, fishing and nature. He enjoyed this long and healthy life only because, by the grace of God and the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, he received the gift of sobriety in 1980. Because of recovery he was able to appreciate and cherish every moment spent with family at various gatherings. Special thanks to Dr. Sharma and staff on 5E and the ICU at St. Boniface Hospital. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Salvation Army. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the John Osborn VC ANAF Unit #1 at 300-1395 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 03, 2017



Peacefully on Saturday April 15, 2017 after a lengthy illness Joyce A. Holmes passed away.

Left behind to mourn her passing were her

Loving Husband Doug, Sons Andy (Anita), Rob (Billie), Daughters Colleen & Gaylene and many Friends.

Details on a gathering at the A. N. A. F. Unit 1 will follow.



It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Bill (Tiny) on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at his home in Winnipeg. Bill is survived by his wife Barbara; daughters Debbie, Wendy, Kathy (Bill), Donna, and Maureen (Neil); stepdaughter Brenda; stepson Ron; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Bill will be sadly missed by his brother Al and family in British Columbia. By Bill's request there will be no service. If so desired contributions made in his memory to Manitoba All Shepherd Rescue Winnipeg, would be appreciated. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 18, 2017



It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, and brother on June 16, 2017.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Darlene; sons Chad (Michelle), Kyle (Andra), and grandchildren, Bren, Ella, Shana, and Max.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Winnie Whitfield, who farmed in Carmen, Manitoba where Tom was born, raised and spent his time as a youngster. Later they moved to Winnipeg where Tom attended school and went to work at MTS, where he retired after 32 years.
One of his many talents was his artistic ability which earned him a scholarship to the United States, but he passed up the opportunity to start a family. Tom drew for the monthly MTS Echo newsletter and he also worked on multiple projects for people with disabilities.
One of his greatest accomplishments was designing and building a scale 1932 Ford Roadster for his two sons, that won first place at the Red River Ex.Once the boys were older , they began a full scale 1923 Ford Model T that was completed by his son Kyle. Tom really enjoyed going for Sunday cruise rides.
After retirement Tom was appointed President of the John Osborne ANAF #1 for 10 years. He also spent time chauffeuring his grandchildren to and from school.
Tom's favourite pasttime was going out to his son's cabin in St. Malo and within minutes of arriving you would hear him start up the tractor and start cutting the grass. Tom would hook up the trailer and take his grandchildren for a ride. Tom was very passionate about tractors and took every opportunity to drive and admire one whenever he had the chance.
Tom was very outgoing and had a great sense of humour, and was known for being the life of the party, sharing his many stories and jokes with a Bacardi in hand.
Tom battled with cancer for the last three years but was able to make a long journey through the mountains to BC to see his father-in-law and good friend Walter Fidler who has since passed away.
Despite his illness Tom continued to make many trips to the States and could be found in his wheelchair playing the arcade games with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed taking trips to South Beach Casino, and going to his son's cottage sitting outside watching and listening to the birds.
Tom leaves behind four siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends, and his beloved cat, Trouble.
We would like to thank Tom's brother Alan (Allie) and Tom's cousin Norman Dunn for the many visits and phone calls.
In keeping with Tom's wishes, there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.



Peacefully on Friday August 18, 2017 Joe passed away at his residence at the age of 81.