Archives for July 2024

James “Jim” Stewart McKenzie

James “Jim” Stewart McKenzie passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2024, at the age of 83. Jim was born on March 20, 1941, in Dundee, Scotland, to James and Florence “Winnie”. He was raised in Edinburgh where he had a rich family life, living with his mother and father, brother Arthur, grandfather Thomas, and grandmother Jessie. During his time in Edinburgh, Jim began a career in engineering and a lifetime of building, fixing, and tinkering. He attended the W.M. Ramsay Technical Continue reading

Gladys “Doreen” Petersen (aka Sillars, nee Jackson)

Mom passed away in the wee hours of the morning on Canada Day after surviving 14 years of dementia. As frail as she was, she was definitely a fighter. She was predeceased by her parents, William & Dorothy Jackson, her sisters, Carol James, Alma French & Bernice Vocat, her brother, Douglas Jackson, and her son, Craig Sillars. She is survived by her son, Daryl Sillars, and her daughters, Laureen Wischermann, Sharon Kobe and Deanna Sillars, her caring sister, Elaine Myette, her sister, Fay Continue reading

Cecile Marie Pyrch

Cecile Marie Pyrch (née Spronken) 18 Dec 1938 - 26 Jun 2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cecile, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Nicholas, children Kurt, Michelle (David), and Cynthia (Harley), and grandchildren Nicholas, Janine, Miller, Spencer, and Laurel. She also leaves her brothers Peter (Shawn) and John, and sister-in-law Betty. Cecile was born in Gravelbourg, SK, grew up there and in Winnipeg before moving to Continue reading