Manitoba Funeral Service Association ~"We Serve Because We Care"


Remembering those who have contributed to the funeral service profession
and are no longer with us.

"Thank You for your service"

John Addison Scharff

John Scharff sadly passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the age of 84, at St. Joseph's Hospice at The Views in Comox, BC.  John was born in Holland Manitoba. He was predeceased by both his parents, Bill and Marie Scharff, brother-in-law Matt Osudar, and his wife Gwenda of 57 years.

John will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Cheryl (Barry) Foster, sons Bill (Barb), and Bruce (Sonja).  John is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Craig (Sheena) , Jodie (Trevor), Mandy, Joshua (Cynthia), Travis (Tegan), Bobbi-JO  and, Chad (Tracey), 4 great grandchildren, Tyson, Tiah, Jude, and Brooklyn,  sisters Lois Osudar of Brandon Manitoba, and Diane (Keith) Laughland of Duncan BC, as well as many nieces and nephews.

John married his high school sweetheart, Gwenda Higgs on October 3, 1953. Shortly afterwards he then became a funeral director.  Scharff's Funeral Home serviced many communities in southern Manitoba where he and his father remained in business for many years.  John retired from the funeral business in 1974 when he heard the whispers of the Pacific Ocean calling his name. They moved to Sidney, B.C. and then to Comox on Vancouver Island. In his later years he loved to golf, and they spent many enjoyable summers at their trailer fishing in Deep Bay. His fondest memories are the many fishing trips spent in Northern Manitoba and on the West Coast of BC. He treasured every moment out in his boat on the water. This was when he was the happiest.

Thank you to his neighbors Lorna and Dave for always keeping "an eye out" and to Jackie for being a lovely companion and friend.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at St. Joseph's Hospice at The View. Your compassionate loving care is truly immeasurable.  A special thank you to Dr. Swanson and Dr. Dwadi for your expertise and kindness.  Dr. Astrope and Siobhan we will never ever forget you. The love, and the exceptional tender care you gave our father was second to none. We are so grateful for all your help over the four years that Dad was in your care. When we speak of you it is with the utmost respect and admiration.

Our father had a quiet private relationship with his God. He counted his blessings daily and was very grateful for a life that was filled with countless joys. We as a family rejoice in the knowledge that he will now see the face of Jesus and once again be reunited with our mother. Dad we know you will enjoy dancing with Mom on those beautiful streets of gold! We love you and will miss you. Until we meet again!

As per John's request a Graveside Service was held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Courtenay Civic Cemetery.  Please join us in remembering John by visiting our memorial at  Memorial donations may be made in memory of John to the Comox Hospice Society (2137 Comox Ave Comox, BC V9M 1P2). 

Walter Klassen

Suddenly , on April 17, 2017, surround by family, Walter was welcomed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, and his son Gordon (1976), and brother Jake (2010).

Walter is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bettie; son Philip (Judy); grandchildren, Andrea and Benjamin; brothers, Ernest, Helmut (Agnes); and many niece, nephews and fabulous friends.

Walter had a full and active life both in his career as a funeral director, in his church Eastview Community Church, and with his many friends and family.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastview Community Church, 3500 DeVries Avenue, with view one hour prior to the service.

If friends desire, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committe or Siloam Mission.


Arrangements in care of

Friends Funeral Service

2146 Main Street, Winnipeg




Feb. 6, 1959 - Jan. 18, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle and great uncle Perry Alexander Bulbuck at his winter home in Phoenix, AZ returning to his heavenly home on January 18, 2017 at the age of 57 years

Perry is predeceased by his mother, Ida. Left to mourn is his loving father, Alec; sisters; Gia Davidson, Cindy St. Hilaire, Beverly Bulbuck, Glenda (Murray) Zimmer; brother Troy Bulbuck, nieces, nephews, Tara (Dwayne) Emily, Jessica Sydor;  Travis (Kerri) Davidson;  Amanda, Dominyck, Micheal, Sami St. Hilaire; Jamie, Vander, Brooklyn St. Hilaire;  Brianne, Katarina Zimmer; Brandon, Kyla and Jayden Bulbuck.

Also left to mourn are aunts, uncles and many other relatives.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the George P. Buleziuk Centre, Russell with interment at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Lennard. A public visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. from the Braendle-Bruce Funeral Chapel, Russell and on Saturday from the George P. Buleziuk Centre, prior to the service.

Donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J2.

Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to 

Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, MB in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747

1928 - 2016

Vince passed away peacefully on July 28, 2016 in Penticton, BC.  He was born January 7, 1928 in Lucerne, Switzerland where he obtained his degree in Economics.  His curiosity and interest in travel led him to Rome where he worked at the Vatican and later on the Gold Coast of Africa before immigrating to Canada in 1952.  He met his wife Alice in Winnipeg and would soon marry and have 7 children. He studied at the University of Manitoba where he obtained his embalmers certification and started a lengthy career in the funeral business with Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Home. Vince relocated to Kelowna, BC in 1977 where he worked at Days Funeral Services.  His family followed in 1978 and in 1980 moved to Penticton, B.C. where Vince would finish out his career working for Penticton Funeral Chapel and Everden Rust Funeral Services. 

Vince was sadly predeceased by his sons Leslie (1986) and Gerry (1992). He is survived by his wife of 61 years Alice and fondly remembered by his children Patrick Fischer (Susie) of OK Falls, Yvonne Caldwell (Jim) of Kelowna, Vince Fischer Jr. (Tammy) of Salmon Arm, Annamaria Collopy (Rob) of Langley and Kathy Haughian (Richard) of Penticton. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Special thanks to the caring staff on the 2nd floor at the Hamlets and Dr. Paisley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. A private family celebration will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129.



 It is with great sadness that on April 27, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer, we mourn the loss of our devoted, loving husband, father, Papa, brother, uncle and diehard Canadiens de Montreal fan, Yvon Tétreault, aged 73 years.

 Yvon leaves to mourn the love of his life, his wife Robin (nee Park), his sons Robert (Janice), Chris (Jaylyn), Danny (Leslie), Darryl (Heather), and his beautiful grandchildren Taylor, Ethan, and Emberlyn.  He also leaves behind his brothers, Oril (Fleurette), Claude (Vicky); and sisters Irma and Rachelle Hausauer; brother-in-law Kim Park (Nancy), sister-in-law April (Glenn DeCarle), mother-in-law Iris Park, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Yvon was predeceased by his parents Olivier and Marie-Louise (Laurin); his brothers, Lucien (Rose), Paul (Doris) and Jean (Flore), sisters, Jeanne (Jos Mousseau), Louise (Olivier Gagné), Olive (Jos Ferland), Irene (Joe Wolkowski), Georgette, Clairette (Roland Trudeau), sister-in-law, Charlotte Tetreault, brother-in-law, John Hausauer, nephews, Gérald, Ronald, Daniel, nieces, Rachel, Cecile, and father-in-law, Douglas.

 Yvon was the youngest of 14 children, born November 14, 1941 in St. Boniface, Manitoba.  He moved from St. Anne, Mb to Winnipeg in 1948 where he attended Provencher School in St. Boniface.  He began his career as a funeral director in 1966, progressing to the role of Manager in 1996.  For 49 years, Yvon dedicated his career to preserving the memories of those departing this world, working at Desjardins Funeral Chapel for 27 of those years, retiring as a Manager in 2006.  Yvon continued to work part time at Desjardins Funeral Chapel until February 23, 2015.

 Yvon was a faithful member of Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Church and a member of their choir for more than 35 years. He was a proud Fourth Degree member of the Chevaliers de Colomb for 13 years.  He was an avid golfer with a preference to Giroux Golf Course, but never turning down the opportunity to play anywhere.  He also played goalie for many years, reluctantly retiring from hockey at the age of 52.  From that point on, he was a committed armchair coach and the Greatest Fan of the Montreal Canadiens.

 Yvon and Robin were married June 11, 1988 in Winnipeg, where they lived for the next 26 years and raised their sons.  They enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, Taylor, Ethan and Emberlyn.  They loved to travel, enjoying a trip to Costa Rica, where they celebrated Chris and Jaylyn’s wedding and their 25th wedding anniversary.  They relocated to Edmonton in March 2015.  Although his time in Edmonton was short, he was thankful to have his family and friends close by his side. 

 Thank you to the staff at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton for the great care and compassion they provided for Yvon and their family.

 Prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1st at the Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 Des Meurons Street.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. with a eulogy at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd at the Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Church, 289 Dussault Avenue, with viewing beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

 In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9 and Yvon would appreciate your prayers for the Montreal Canadiens to win the 2015 Stanley Cup.

Condolences may be sent to