Janz: Barb, 97 years, beloved wife of the late Ding Janz, mother of Chris, Craig, Cindy and Robin, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, November 1, 2020. A funeral service will be held in the summer of 2021. Notifications will be posted prior to the service. In memory of Barb, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Court Yard Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.
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,
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
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,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, Miss me ~ but let me go.
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.
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.