Kenny Lacquette

Our dear friend and long-time WCVer, Kenny Lacquette passed away on February 20, 2020 at St. Boniface Hospital. He was admitted earlier in a state of “general decline”.

Kenny was an active member of our community since near the beginning. Drop-in, the School of Justice, Freedom House, Flatlanders and Sunday mornings were all enlivened by his smile, laughter and camaraderie. He even made a trip to Nepal to visit the Vineyards there.

He will be missed.

A memorial service will be held. We’re just working out the details and will let you know as soon as plans are finalized.

Shawn & Adrianne’s daughter’s Funeral

Our deep condolences to Shawn & Adrianne, and the rest of their families, on the loss of their precious daughter, Michelle.

  • The Funeral is Friday, May 17, 2019, 10am at Bardal Funeral Home (843 Sherbrook St).
  • Burial at Brookside Cemetery immediately following the funeral.
  • Reception at WCV following the burial (at about 12pm).

 

Michelle Lucille Spence-Wood

February 23 – May 9, 2019

Suddenly at home on Thursday, May 9, 2019, we lost our precious baby to SIDS. She was only two-and-a-half months old. We are suffering a most grievous loss. Our hearts are broken. Our family sincerely thanks the Cook family, Pastor Andy Wood, and the members of the Vineyard Church for standing by us in our sorrow and for assisting us in so many ways.

Michelle’s parents are Amanda Adrianne Spence (Guimond) and Shawn Wood.  Her siblings are Nathan, Faith, Renae, Star, and Sara, her twin.  Along with her parents, Michelle lived with her maternal grandparents, Kookum Ida Spence and Mishoom Al Guimond, and her toddler cousin Julius.  Her paternal grandparents are Larry and Joan Wood from Brighton, Ontario.  She is sadly missed too by her aunt Leeanne Spence (Guimond) and her cousin Annabella Spence-Guimond, and by her many other close relatives.

A funeral service for Michelle will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook Street.  Pastor Andy Wood will be officiating.  Her step-aunt Vanessa Cook will sing a traditional memorial song for her.  Burial will follow at the Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. After the funeral you are invited to come with us to the Vineyard Church, 782 Main Street, parking lot entrance.  Our family asks that visitors bring food to share with each other at that time.

The following poem is by author Ron Ranmer.  We have not used the whole poem, and we changed several words to apply to our infant.

Broken Chain

We little knew that morning
That God would call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
When God called you home…

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing is the same,
But when we are called one by one,
The chain will link again.

 

If you would like to sign up for Shawn & Adrianne’s meal train, please go here.

Grief & Joy – Needs of the Community

There are a few families in our community that are going through immense grief and great joy. Please keep these families in your prayers.

Joe & Michelle Saunders – are mourning the passing of Joe’s mother, Eileen Saunders. She passed away last week. Her funeral will be at the Vineyard, 782 Main Street, on Thursday June 29th at 1 p.m. Joe & Michelle are also celebrating the birth of their daughter, Lovely Eileen Faith Saunders, who was born during the same week. To celebrate and mourn at the same time is immensely difficult. Please pray for this family and consider blessing them with a meal by signing up for their meal train.

AJ & Ang Falk – are celebrating the birth of their newborn son, Oliver Solomon Falk, born on Friday, June 23rd! Please consider signing up for their meal train to bless this family.

Ian & Jessica Williams – are mourning the death of Jessica’s father, Gary Knight, who passed away this past week. The funeral is in California. Please contact Ian & Jessica if you want to bless them in any way or to help them travelling to California.

Darren Sawchuk Funeral

We’re saddened by the passing of Darren Sawchuk early Saturday morning.  Our deepest condolences and love to Loralie, their families and all his many friends.

His funeral is on Thursday, March 23, 1pm at Immanuel Pentecostal church at 955 Wilkes Ave.  It will be a celebration of Darren’s colourful personality – and as such, people are encouraged to wear colourful attire.

There is a meal train available.  Please consider contributing a meal by signing up here.

Dear Raymond

It’s with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Raymond Funk.  Ray has been a fixture in the Vineyard community for a number of years – always ready with a tender hand on your shoulder, a heartfelt prayer / preach, or a rebuke for some offence taken.  Ray showed us Jesus in ways nobody else could, and now he sees Jesus in ways we can’t comprehend.  “Then we shall see fully…”

Dear Raymond, you will be missed.

Ray’s funeral will be Tuesday, January 13 at 10:30am.  It will be followed with a light reception and burial.  He passed on Sunday, December 14th.

 

Just Sabater – you’ll be missed

It’s with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the death of Just Sabater – husband of Sheri Sabater (Lewis).  Our deepest condolences to Sheri, her family, Ken & Bonnie (parents) Karina, Alana and Vanessa (Sheri’s sisters) as well as Just’s family from Barcelona and his sister Helen.

The funeral will be held at St Ignatius Church (255 Stafford St.) on Monday, December 8, 1pm.

There will be a reception at the Vineyard Church (782 Main St.) on Monday, December 8, 5pm.