Jones, Ronald Clifton

Jones: Ronald, 95 years, beloved husband of the late Ellen Jones, passed away peacefully at the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Ron was born April16 1925 south of Glen Ewen Sask. He was the youngest of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls, He married Ellen Barker (Ardagh) November 11 1962.

Predeceased by his parents Henry and Maud, sibling Alice, Harry , Edward, Violet, Hazel, Mabel, and Harmon. His wife Ellen (2005) Left to mourn is his step son Barry, two grandsons,

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Jewell, Wellington Ralph

JEWELL: Ralph, 83 years, beloved husband of the late Coreen Jewell, passed away in Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our Father and Grandfather, Wellington Ralph Jewell.  Ralph was born on April 5, 1936 in Woodyatt Township in Northwestern Ontario to the late Wellington and Blanche Jewell.  Ralph was predeceased by his loving wife Coreen and daughter Shelley.    

Family was deeply important to Ralph, and

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Jewell, Coreen Audrey

Jewell: Coreen Audrey, 80 years, beloved wife of Ralph Jewell, mother of Ken, Carole, Sandra, Sharon, stepmother of Laura Lee, passed away in Souris Health Centre on Monday, October 1, 2018. Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon. In memory of Coreen, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. click to read more

Janz, Randall Stockden

Janz: Randy, 62 years, beloved husband of Darlene Janz, father of Ryan and Amanda, grandfather of Liam and Ashlyn, passed away suddenly at his residence in Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Souris Legion. In memory of Randy, donations may be made to the Souris Health Auxiliary ~ Ultra Sound Machine Box 303 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. click to read more

Janz, Margaret (Margie) Jean

MARGARET JEAN JANZ (nee Witt) – passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017. Margie was born December 26, 1920 to William and Martha Witt of Hartney. Margie took all her schooling in Hartney. From 1939 to 1940 she attended Brandon Normal School and taught for six years.  She joined the Bank of Montreal at Hartney July 26, 1946 – October 31, 1947.

Margie married Mark Englert Janz (Mannie) of Souris on November 25, 1947 at St. Augustine’s Church in Brandon. On September 27, 1949 they welcomed daughter Marilyn Jean, and on January 9, 1955 a son David Mark.

Margie once again went back to teaching Kindergarten in Souris from 1964-1967. Margie and Mannie spent 36 years farming which included dairy and large numbers of roasting chickens – which they would process at the farm every fall for a loyal following of customers. On October 15th, 1983 – Lynn and Peter Janz purchased the farm and Margie & Mannie moved to 199 Powell Crescent in Souris.

Mannie passed away December 19, 1991. Margie moved to Victoria Park Lodge on October 23, 2003 where she resided until she chose to enter into Souris Personal Care in 2014.

Margie was very active in the community. She president of Botany Friendship Club, president of St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s Organization, convened several Smorgs and banquets for the church. She convened Fair Board Meals for 11 years and was a Eucharistic Minister for St. Mary’s Church for 11 years.  She was a life member of the Hillcrest Museum; Treasurer for the Drop In Centre for 5 years; She worked with Souris Donor’s Choice for many years; she was a member of the Town Beautification Committee; Margie was proud to have sponsored 9 children through World Vision – receiving a Certificate of appreciation from the Christian Blind Mission International.

One of her greatest pleasures was growing flowers and taking them to patients in the hospital.

Mark and Margie were avid bridge, “500”, crib and shuffleboard players. They enjoyed several bus tours, cruises, harness racing and dancing.

Margie was instrumental in getting the late Lloyd Janz butterfly and moth collections to the Souris Hillcrest Museum.

Margie is survived by daughter Marilyn Forsyth and Bob Wilson; and son David and daughter in law Gail and their children Ashley, Amanda and Mark. Also surviving are 33 nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by her husband Mannie of 44 years, her parents, her sister Aileen McNabb of Calgary, her brother and sister in law Gordon and Irene Witt of Hartney, her in laws Mark W and Edith Janz as well as Mannie’s siblings John and Marnie Janz; Lloyd and Vi, and Mary Janz; Donald & Peggy Janz; Katherine (Tiny) and Al Evans; Judy and Gordon Hale; Doug & Isabell Janz; Turney & Myrtle Janz; and Bob & Sheila (twins) Janz.

Many thanks to Dr. Cram for all his care and kindness and the staff at Souris Personal Care.

Funeral Mass was held Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11 am, with private family internment in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery

In memory of Margie, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Miss Me But Let Me Go

 When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little ~ but not too long, And not with your head bowed low,

Remember the love we once shared, Miss me ~ but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take, And each must go alone,

It’s all part of the Master’s plan, A step on the road  to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know,

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Jasper, Ruby

Ruby Jasper (nee Abrey) –  Ruby passed away peacefully on Christmas day, 2016 at her home at Hartney Personal Care Home, at the age of 97. Ruby was born at home January 16, 1919 to Fred Abrey and Olive Saban. She was the third of four children. Ruby married Clinton Jasper in 1939 and together they farmed a one section mixed farming operation. Here, also, very capably and with much love, they raised a family of eight children. Nothing was more important to Ruby than her family. She was always very interested in new arrivals of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Christmas was her favorite time of year and for sixty seven years, until moving into Cameron Lodge in 2006, she hosted Christmas in her own home. Surviving Ruby are her children, Olive Love (Ron Auschstetter), Marion (Pete) Masson, Claris (Jack) Isabey, Marjorie (George) Cantlon, Don (Sandra), George and Philip (Katharine), 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, her sister Irene Olmsted, sister- in-law Claris Deleau and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Clint (1968), son Jim (1975) and brothers Russ and Tom. Ruby retired from the farm to Hartney in 1979. She enjoyed gardening, taking special pleasure in  her roses, lilies, and other flowers. She also enjoyed embroidery work and crocheting and knitting. Every family member has at least one afghan to remember what her busy hands  accomplished. We, her family, have many special memories of our mother, grandmother, mother, sister and auntie. How blessed we were to have had her with us for so long – and now we have our very own Christmas Angel. Sincere thanks go to the caring staff for their loving care of our mother while she called Hartney Personal Care Home her home since 2013. A private memorial service was held on December 30. Burial took place at the Hartney Cemetery. Donations in Ruby’s memory may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre. click to read more

Jones, Melvin Raymond

Jones — Melvin Raymond, 77 years old, beloved husband of Florence Jones, father of Kathleen, Elizabeth, Darren and Kari, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, August 5, 2016. In keep with Melvin’s wish there will be no funeral service. In memory of Melvin, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. click to read more

Jackson, Ruth Joanne

Ruth passed away peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home on May 23. three weeks short of her 101st birthday.

She was born in Agincourt, Ontario June 12, 1914 on the Yeamans family farm, one of five children.

Ruth received her education in the Agincourt area and became interested in youth work, Junior Farmers and Homemaker clubs of Ontario, serving as president for a term.

Married to Hugh Jackson in 1940 she came west to Souris, raised a family, and was involved in the livestock and farming business. Following Hugh’s death in 1987 she successfully carried on in the Thoroughbred industry receiving many awards and tributes ,one of which made her” Honorary Official” of the Horse Racing Commission of Manitoba in 1990.

She was president and “honorary” member of the Souris United Church Women and enjoyed being involved in all phases of church work. She was also a Rebecca Lodge and I.O.D.E. member, as well as “honorary” member of Beta Sigma Phi. She continued to involve herself in activities of younger people giving her time and energy freely over the years.

She was fortunate and grateful for a very sound mind as she aged through the 10 decades of a changing world.   Her acceptance and adaptation to constant change was one of her remarkable qualities.

Her home was the “hub” for her 9 grandchildren growing up. She later had 13 great grandchildren. Truly a family matriarch she lived life with dignity and grace, loved by her family who all appreciated her wisdom, warmth and kindness. Left to mourn her passing are her sons Don (Donna), Doug (Ruth) and her daughter Lorraine (Doug) McGill.

We celebrate her for the exceptional woman she was a life well lived.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or a charity of your choice. click to read more

Jasper, Garfield Robson


JASPER – Garfield Robson Jasper was born on a farm north of Hartney on July 26, 1925 to Norman and Gertrude Jasper. He attended school in Deleau and worked for his father on the family farm. The 2nd World War was on and when Garfield turned 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was sent to Lethbridge, AB for training. Garfield was trained in navigation, Morse code and radio operation. He was discharged with rank of Sergeant and never saw action as the war ended. After the war, he returned to the Hartney area where he met and married Ivy Roberta (Bert) Scharff on August 8, 1946. They bought some land and started farming and raised 3 children Garry, Greg and Barbara. Through the years the farming involved grain, Simmental cattle, dairy cattle, chickens, ponies and Arabian horses. They had 6 grandchildren who loved spending time on the farm with them. Garfield and Bert loved music and were in family bands and other bands such as the “Souris Playboys” for many years. Garfield and Bert took up golfing when they were 50 and started spending their winters down in Texas and went south for 25 years. Garfield served on Sifton Council for years as a councillour and Reeve, also on the Souris Hospital Board and was also a member of the Manitoba Water Service Board. They sold their farmland in 1993 and moved to an acreage outside of Souris which they enjoyed until Bert died on June 2, 2009. Garfield then sold the acreage and moved to the Souris Crescent Manor for 2 years, then to the Victoria Park Lodge for a year and then to Hartney Personal Care Home where he passed away on May 2, 2014. Garfield is survived by son Garry (Judy), granddaughter Angie (Todd) and McKenzie Leach, grandson Craig (Tascha) and Faith and Parker Jasper, son Greg (Marion), grandson Dallas (Dave) and granddaughter Tara (Jeb) and Jordyn Schock and daughter Barbara (Don) Maxwell, grandson Dustin (Dana), and granddaughter Megan (Kyle) Stephenson, Kierra and Briar. Garfield was a wonderful man who enjoyed his family and friends. He was kind, compassionate and a true gentleman. He will be deeply  and sadly missed by all who knew him.

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Jenkins, Francis Edward

Francis Edward (Ted) Jenkins passed away suddenly on January 8, 2014 at the age of 68.

Ted was born at Shoal Lake, MB on December 23, 1945, second eldest to Jack and Irene Jenkins. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in McConnell, MB. In 1964 the family moved to Oak Lake, MB. Ted first worked at diamond drilling for a short time and then started road construction. In 1972 he married Joan Robertson, and they lived in Winnipeg where he was employed with CP Transport and then CP Investigations. In 1979 they moved to Shoal Lake, MB where he started his own feedlot cleaning business in the Shoal Lake/Oakburn area. They moved to Oak Lake, MB in 1983 where he worked for Lewis Cattle Oilers for a short time before going back to his passion of operating heavy equipment and road building. He worked for the RM of Sifton and various construction companies over the years building roads in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Ted was very proud of his son, Aron and two daughters, Teresa and Shannon. He enjoyed spending time with them and their families. Memories of camping trips, fishing trips and trail rides were among some of our favorite times spent together. His grandchildren were very special and always brought a smile to his face. Besides hunting and fishing all his life, Ted had a way with animals and loved to train horses and dogs. Ted loved country and western and old time music, and dancing with his wife. He also loved to sit down and play a good game of cards. He was very proud of receiving the most popular driver trophy during his stock car racing days in 1968 in Dauphin. Another accomplishment his family has always been very proud of him for was saving two lives in a boating incident in 1966 credited to his strong swimming ability. Ted could often be found at the coffee shop. He loved teasing people and always had a joke ready to tell or a story to share. We will always miss his frequent warm hugs and the glint in his eye that went along with his mischievous grin.

Ted is lovingly remembered by his wife, Joan and children Aron (Lindsey), Teresa and Shannon (Dave), grandchildren Adrianna, Jayden, Kalla and Koel, his mother, Irene Jenkins, his siblings, Faye Morcombe, Brian Jenkins, Joyce Arnold and April Jenkins, sisters-in-law Eileen Jenkins, Ann Denorer and Irene MacMillan, brother-in-law Allan Robertson, and several nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by his father Jack Jenkins, brothers-in-law Allan Morcombe, Jim Denorer and Gordon MacMillan. Ted was recently joined by his brother, Terry, on January 24, 2014.

A celebration of Ted’s life was held on May 10, 2014 at the Oak Lake Community Hall with Don Sellsted officiating. Our loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother will be dearly missed.

If anyone so desires, donations in Ted’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation of MB, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Western Region, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. click to read more