8 No. 2 - August 1999 to May 2000
Thomas J. Lobsinger
death shocks territory
Chuck Tobin, Whitehorse (YT) Star
(April 15, 2000) sudden deaths of Bishop Thomas Lobsinger and
Brother Hoby Spruyt have shocked the Whitehorse Diocese of the
Roman Catholic Church.
of the tragic, early-afternoon crash of Lobsinger's Cessna 172
on Fox Lake began spreading through the community by mid-afternoon
Saturday. By Sunday morning, members of the diocese were engulfed
by sadness and grief.
at Our Lady of Victory filled the Porter Creek church to overflowing.
They stretched the service to twice its normal length as mourners
recalled their friendships with the two members of the Oblate
of Mary Immaculate. "People just stood and shared their own
stories, their own memories," Rev. Niall Sheridan said in
an interview this morning.
Heart Cathedral in downtown Whitehorse was also crowded as parishioners
there were in what Sister Margaret Coyle described as "silent
just needed to be together and to let each other know that we
are together in this because the bishop's death is affecting everybody,"
72, and Spruyt, 55, were on their way to Dawson City to say mass
at St. Mary's in the absence of parish priest Tim Coonen, who
is away on business.
plane piloted by Lobsinger, a veteran pilot with many years' experience
flying in the North, is reported to have crashed at approximately
1:45. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized. In Dawson,
the quietness of the Sunday service reflected the shock felt in
that community over the loss of the two Oblate brothers.
was extremely saddened," parish member Barry Kidd said in
an interview this afternoon from Dawson. "I think the whole
parish was quite shocked because the bishop would come up quite
often and he was well-liked. "He was a real people priest;
even though he was the bishop, he was still a priest first,"
Kidd said. "Everybody liked him, the kids liked him. It was
really difficult for everybody in the parish to handle the news."
Bishop Terry Buckle released a statement this morning conveying
his sorrow for what he described as two "brothers in Christianity."
"On behalf of the Anglican Diocese of the Yukon, I would
like to say we are very saddened about the sudden and tragic death
of Bishop Lobsinger and Brother Hoby," Buckle said in a brief
Diocese of the Yukon will miss two wonderful people who were to
us friends and brothers in Christianity. Our sympathy and our
prayers are with the family, friends and church family of Bishop
Lobsinger and Brother Hoby."
was ordained in 1987 by Pope John Paul II as the fourth Bishop
of Whitehorse for the Whitehorse Diocese, which stretches from
just south of Fort Nelson, B.C., north through the entire Yukon.
The bishop was born in Brampton, Ont. on Nov. 17, 1927. He took
his first vows in August 1947, and was ordained as a priest in
August 1954, as a member of the Oblate of Mary Immaculate. He
later became the order's "Provincial Superior" in Western
was born on April 18, 1944, and made is his first vows with the
order on March 19, 1965. Spruyt served as the financial administrator
for the Whitehorse diocese. Both Lobsinger and Spruyt are survived
by several relatives. Rev. Sheridan described Lobsinger and Spruyt
as long-time Oblate brothers who were not only members of the
same order but extremely good friends who had worked with each
other for many years in and outside the Yukon.
was Lobsinger and Spruyt "who you'd find in the kitchen,
up to their elbows in suds washing dishes after the party or celebration
was over," Sheridan recalled this morning.
were unequivocally best friends." It was almost as though
Lobsinger and Spruyt were cut from the same cloth, as Sheridan
explained how they were both academically bright.
they were anything but academics. Lobsinger and Spruyt were the
type to do their own cooking and cleaning, to look after their
own vehicles, cut their own hair, chop their firewood - things
what Sheridan recalls the most of their characters was their belief
in and support for their fellow human beings. "They just
didn't talk the talk about Christianity, they walked the walk,"
admiration for both men was poignantly evident as he spoke of
the two. Seldom in his years, he said, has he been wiped out by
emotion. But he is today. "I'm so sad," he said, pausing
momentarily to remove his glasses and wipe away tears.
was with some levity he rebounded to capture the essence of the
Lobsinger and Spruyt spirit.
bishop used to say nobody in their right mind would want this
job," Sheridan recalled with a smile. "It is a very
hard job. You are trying to stand in the place of Jesus Christ
for the people of this place and that is not easy. You are only
human beings, after all." Brother Hoby, as he was known,
never sought to be ordained as a priest because he didn't feel
he could be a father to somebody in the paternal role, Sheridan
he could be a brother to them and walk beside them." And
that is what the two Oblates did best: walk among their parishioners
with true love for all, and the willingness to care for each and
every one, no matter who they were, he said.
councillor Bernie Phillips knew Lobsinger well, as the bishop
was his uncle through marriage. Like Sheridan, he remembers the
bishop as a "beautiful guy," a "special guy."
Sheridan and a Porter Creek parishioner drove to the crash site
Sunday afternoon to say a prayer, and to tip a glass with their
friends and uncle.
times, Phillips said this morning, he and his uncle would get
together, share a drink and eat a jar of peanuts or what have
of all, he epitomized love to me," he said. "He just
never, ever had a cruel word to say about anybody. It was just
love and forgiveness." In such a difficult world, his uncle
always shone through as somebody who was kind and open-hearted,
liked to go over and hang out with him, have a drink, eat, talk....
"I am really going to miss him, I am."
Bishop Well-Suited To Life In Remote Diocese
Most Reverend Thomas Lobsinger, Bishop of Whitehorse, has died
aged 73 after his small plane crashed into the frozen Fox Lake
just 70 kilometres north of Whitehorse. He was flying with Broher
Hubert (Hoby) Spruyt, a fellow Oblate who ran the retirement home
for the order in Whitehorse.
Lobsinger was an experienced pilot who flew to missions across
the North both as bishop and in his earlier work as a missionary
with the Oblate Order in British Columbia. He was also an avid
outdoorsman, a practiacl, fit man accustomed to live in the wilder
parts of a diocese that spans 483,500 square kilometres, with
only 12,000 Roman Catholics. A keen fisherman, he would sometimes
drop into a lake and fish from the pontoons of his single-engine
the time of his death he was flying another plane, a Cessna 172,
from Whitehorse to Dawson City to say Mass in the church there.
There would have been about 100 people in the congregation.
Lobsinger became Bishop of Whitehorse in October, 1987. At his
consecreation he wore elaborate robes and a mitre and carried
a staff, the shepher'ds crook that is one of the symbols of the
office of a bishop. He held up the staff and joked: "This
doesn't really suit me. It should be a fishing rod."
remote missions priests had to learn to be self-sufficient, and
Bishop Lobsinger chopped his own wood, washed his own clothes
and cleaned his own house. One of his Oblate colleagues tells
of an 800 kilometre canoe trip from Johnson Crossing to Dawson
City. Bishop Lobsinger and his partner paddled all the way, but
another canoe that accompanied them, a big Frontiersman, had a
motor at the stern. As the party dragged it up to shore along
the way, the back end of the canoe slipped into the water. it
seemed the engine was ruined, but Bishop Lobsinger took it apart
and repaired it on the spot.
Joseph Lobsinger was born on Nov. 15, 1927, in Ayton, ON., north
of Brandford, where his family moved when he was a child. A bright
boy, he won a scholarship to St. Michael's College in Toronto.
From there he went on to the Oblate novitiate in Arnprior, ON.,
where he was ordained in 1954.
first parish was in Kyuquot, a small native fishing village on
Vancouver Island. Most of his career as a priest was spent in
British Columbia, and most of that time was spent working on native
reserves. He learned to fly so that he could visit missions in
remote regions of the province. In Whitehorse he and his friend
Brother Hoby would work servicing and repairing aircraft.
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) is one of the largest
religious orders in Canada. Founded in France in 1816, the first
Oblates came to Canada as missionaries in 1841. Many were sent
to the West and the North to work amont the Métius and
other native peoples.
Tom, as he was known in the Yukon, was head of the Oblate Order
in British Columbia before being named bishop. One of the most
difficult issues he had to deal with was a scandal involving 12
native men who as youths had suffered sexual abuse at an Oblate
school in northern B.C. Bishop Lobsinger said he agreed that the
Catholic Church should compensate abuse victims of residential
schools. He also issued a formal apology ot natives on behalf
of the Church.
of Bishop Lobsinger's work involved working on Church committees,
but he tried to get most of that done during the harsh Yukon winter.
A kindhearted man who enjoyed people, he preferred pastoral work
and he loved to fly, paying regular visits to some 20 communities
across the Yukon.
the 10th of July, 1999. Michael Jeffrey Schnurr married Melissa
Verdella Davis at the United Church in Walkerton, Ontario Canada.
Michael is the son of Grace and Harry Schnurr of Walkerton. Grace
is the daughter of the late Irwin Lobsinger, House of Louis
and Jacqueline Lobsinger admire their newest grand daughter, Ami
Cameron Lobsinger. Center is Ami's Japanese grandmother, and the
parents, Eric and Akiko Lobsinger. Eric is with the US Navy, stationed
aboard the U.S.S. Blueridge, flagship of the Seventh Fleet.
Lobsinger Reports On Trip To Japan
Lobsinger and her parents Ralph and Jacqueline Lobsinger had the
opportunity recently to visit her brother Eric and his wife and
new baby who live in Yokosuka, Japan, where Eric is stationed
on the U.S.S. Blueridge with the U.S. Navy. Caroline is editor
of the Shoshone News-Press in Idaho and managed to work the trip
in between newspaper duties.
Eric, and daughter Ami Cameron Lobsinger
reports a couple of additions and/or changes to Eric & Akiko's
story in the last newsletter. Akiko's mother lives in Sekiyado-Machi,
Japan, and her maid of honor was her cousin, Tomoka Umemura. Eric's
best man was Kelley Skillett. Akiko is a computer analyst and,
as part of that, does English translations.
emailed the pictures of her folks with newest grandchild and the
picture of Eric, Akiko and Ami at left.
trip to Japan was wonderful and it was great to see Ami in person.
We stayed around the Yokosuka area for the most part, all the
better to see the newest member of the family. She's a beautiful,
happy baby with lots of smiles and grins for her adoring public,"
in Japan, the visitors toured the base where Eric is stationed,
the Mikasa Water Park (which is known throughout Japan for its
use of water pathways, light and music), an iris garden in Yokohama
which features more than 144,000 different plants of about 400
different kinds of iris.
also visited several temples and shrines, including one with the
second tallest Buddha in Japan. The bronze statute, which was
cast in1252, stands more than 37 feet high and is hollow inside.
Eric also took them to Sea Paradise (which is like Sea World and
other aquariums in the states).
mother also came down to visit while they were there. Caroline
says it was wonderful to meet her. "She cooked several fabulous
meals for us and it's easy to see where Akiko gets her kindness
and loveliness from."
also traveled to the beach at Kannonzaki, which is a very rugged
and neat place according to Caroline. "Dad, Eric, Mom and
I wandered the beach and found a bunch of glass and pottery that
had been worn smooth in the tides. We brought some back, not quite
sure what we'll do with it." (firstname.lastname@example.org) (House
truck driver celebrated uniquely
A. Scharnhorst, Palm Beach (FL) Post Staff Writer
WORTH - Dozens of tow trucks led the processional through the
heart of the city, groaning down side streets and spewing gray
the front of the convoy, a shining red flatbed tow truck carried
plumes of tropical flowers, sprays of white and red roses and
a polished wooden casket.
was certainly unconventional, but friends and family know it's
what Thomas Lobsinger Sr. would have wanted.
53, died Saturday morning of liver cancer. It was the end, admirers
say, of a distinguished life in an often unappreciated career.
companies from Miami to Stuart joined Lobsinger's family in saying
goodbye Wednesday morning. Some who did not know him personally
stood outside the Sacred Heart Church during the funeral Mass,
talking quietly in small groups. Others, clad in rumpled work
clothes, joined the mourners inside.
though we're all competitors, we're liek a big family," said
Steve Tressler, owner of National Recovery and Towing in West
Palm Beach. "We all stick together. You have to - this is
a pretty thankless job."
Trimm, of Aloha Towing in Fort Lauderdale, had never met Lobsinger.
Paying homage to fellow towtruck drivers is a tradition, though.
though I didn't know Tom, I knew of Tom," he said. "We
try to put our guys to rest by participating in it."
was born just a couple of years after his father (Phillip A. Lobinger)
founded Steve's Towing in Lake Worth. (In those days, it was part
of Guaranteed Auto Parts and consisted of two wreckers named Big
Brother and Lil' Sister). When his father retired, Lobsinger and
his brother, Phil, took over the family business. And, for more
than a dozen years, Lobsinger represented South Florida in the
Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida, a trade organization.
knew everyone; all the tow operators from down south to Daytona,"
said daughter Teri. Still, the visual effect of the processional
was a pleasant shock to the family, she said.
very surprised. I saw that and thought 'That's just so nice'"
are probably all out of order, but here they are, anyway:
and Dolores Schmidt, Mildmay, ON., have completed a Lobsinger
Family Tree and presented it to the Genealogy Dept., Bruce County
Museum in Southampton. ON. The book contains, among other things,
copies of all the Lobsinger newsletters from the past dozen or
so years. This year, they have enjoyed the weather and spent time
at their cabin on the lake, peddle boating and generally enjoying
life. John is still playing in 2 horseshoe leagues and working
on his genealogy projects. They also sent a photo of all of their
grandkids and great-grandkids. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger, now of Otisville, MI., sent us his new address
and also a change of address for David Lobsinger. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger, Warren, MI., sent a short note and donated to the
postage fund... always appreciated.
Marggrett, Brandford, ON., sent us newspaper clips on the
death of her brother Bishop Thomas Lobsinger, some of which are
included in this issue. (House of Louis)
M. Stroeder, Mildmay, ON., wrote saying she hopes to be able
to attend the Lobsinger Reunion July 9 in Moorfield, ON.
and Irene Nicholson, Kitchener, ON., sent a note and gave
us a new address, which we appreciate. (House of Louis)
Elizabeth Ludwig, Edmonton, AB., had the sad job of sending
us the obituary notice of her sister, Sr. Gertrude Ludwing, and
her aunt Cecelia (Fornwald) Ludwig, who both died on the same
day, Nov. 3, 1999. She also reports that she had the privilege
of meeting her second cousin, Bishop Tom Lobsinger for the first
time when he was in Edmonton for the Canadian Western Catholic
Bishop's meeting (House of Louis)
obituary notice for Kate Kraehling was sent to us by her daughter,
Cecilia Karges, Waterloo, ON.
the information on the Fornwald branch of the family that
came from Mydoghouse00@aol.com. Unfortunately doghouse didn't
provide his/her name. Provided information the ancestors of Andrew
Fornwald (b. 18 Jul 1854) (House of Louis)
Kurkowski (email@example.com) is trying to put together information
on the Malaske family (spelling seems to vary greatly) of Minnesota.
This group seems to have married into the Lobsinger family in
the area. Anyone with more information, let us know. (House of
Braun Ernest, White Lake, MI., sent us updated information
on the descendants of Joseph Carl Lobsinger which we appreciate.
The Mier side of her family is holding a reunion on Saturday,
August 12th from 9 am to 9 pm at Torzewski Waterpark, Pavilion
"C", which is located east of Flint, MI. She can be
contacted by FAX at 248-889-6355. (House of Joseph Carl)
Querengesser, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Panama City Beach, FL.,
has established a Lobsinger Family page on MyFamily.com. I just
recently uploaded my entire GEDCOM data base to the site as well,
so everybody who signs on can now access the entire family tree
on line. (House of George)
Jenkins Schnarr, Sonora, CA., sent us happy new year greetings
in January, but not much news this time around. (House of Louis)
Walsh (www.auracom.com/`pushsign) Frasier Lake, BC is marketing
visual graphic PUSH decal for use on public buildings, making
it easier to determine at a glance how the door works. He also
sends a hello to his family, Len, Teresa, Joan, and Anne of Brantford,
and Bev Lobsinger, Edina, MN., sent Christmas greetings and
a short note. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger, Brantford, ON., also sent a card for Christmas
and reports she has a new job and everything is going wonderful
for her, Lori and Rob. She would like us to add her sister to
our mailing list, which we will. (House of Louis)
cards were also received from Rita (Lobsinger) McDonnell,
Chilliwack, BC.; Chuck and Judy (Lobsinger) Crabtree, Burke,
VA; Sharon and John Wilson, St. Agatha, ON.; Jim and
Jody Lobsinger, Jimmy and David, Phoenix, AZ.; Edith Lobsinger,
(Lobsinger) Bieltz, Schwöb Gmünd, Germany, is learning
English in order to read our newsletters! And she's doing a lot
better at it than I am at learning German. Her ancestors moved
from the Black Forest area of Germany to Eastern Europe several
hundred years ago, and returned there only after the breakup of
the USSR. She wishes all a Merry Christmas and a good new year
and Al Spidel, (Spidelent@aol.com) Nanaimo, BC., reported
on the Western Canadian branch of the family about Christmas time...
Lorne and Elly, Ruby, Rita and all. Their daughter Alicia is working
on her master's degree and teaching at UBC, and son Michael is
busy with his trucking business. We were so slow getting this
together we also received an email note from Penny the other day
just to see if we were still alive. (House of George)
and Teresa (Lobsinger) Walsh, Brantford, ON., says everyone
in her clan is doing fine and she's doing "Tai Chi"
three times a week. (House of Louis)
Bradley Thomas Spiewak
Lobsinger, Waterloo, ON., sent photo of her grandson's wedding
that we'll scan in here somewhere. He is Bradley Thomas Spiewak
and his bride is the former Silvia Chalvis. He is an engineer
and his wife is a school teacher. They established their home
in Stroud, ON., (House of Peter)
anyone know of a Lobsinger who married a LuLu Ball ? I have some
information on the Ball side of the marriage, but I don't know
who the Lobsinger is.
J. Lobsinger visited Germany recently, and has a website up
with photos of his trip to Nordlengen and Lobsingen. Catch it
at http://home.att.net/~m.j.lobster/ (House of George)
Lee Lobsinger, (email@example.com) sent a note to report she
is doing graduate work on her Masters of Science in Education
degree in Reading for K-12. (House of Peter)
Beagan, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Parry Sound, ON., sent us some
info on the ancestry of Marie Tiffany and the Beagan clan , and
we sent him the charts on Lambert Wilfred "Bert" Lobsinger's
ancestry. Bill is a NHL referree.
S. Doss, (email@example.com) Festus, MO, sent us a short note
to say he enjoys the newsletter and is the son of Jacquline D.
(Lobsinger) Doss. (House of Michel)
a short note from Rita (Lobsinger) McDonnell, Chilliwack,
BC., reporting she was in a minor traffic accident in October
but is fine now.
(Lobsinger) Lang, Regina, SK., went us the sad news of the
death of her brother James Edward Lobsinger. She also reports
that she has corresponded with Anna (Lobsinger) Beiltz in Germany
(Lobsinger) Richardson, whose family produced a really neat
cookbook that we featured in a past newsletter, sent us a copy.
Now, why not add some of the best recepies to the Lobsinger page
Robert W. Lobsinger
of the Lobsinger Newsletter has been stalled for awhile due to
lots of circumstances, not the least of which is that I have sold
my newspaper business and no longer have access to the production
equipment necessary to get the newsletter out.
the meantime, anyone who has sent postage money recently is due
a refund. But since I don't really keep records, you'll have to
drop me a note in order to get it. Either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write to P.O. Box 326, Newkirk, OK 74647. Don't be shy about
asking or your cash back. It's not your fault I sold my press.
going to close out this web issue and get it up on the website
as it is getting too big to handle as one file. I realize not
all the email I've received is noted here. I'll try to get the
rest of it acknowledged in the next web issue.
there is now a Lobsinger Family homepage at www. MyFamily.com
that I would encourage all of you to visit, I have uploaded my
entire family tree data base to that site, so all of you can have
access to the records. Just follow the instructions on the page
once you sign up and log in. There's no charge.
Leonard - At Parkwood Hospital, London, ON., on Wednesday, May
19, 1999, Leonard Maslen of Lucan in his 75th year. Beloved husband
of Bernice (Lobsinger) Maslen, Dear father of Bob and Donna Maslen,
Ron and Lynn Maslen, Bruce and Carol Maslen, Gary and Heather
Maslen of Chatham, Al Maslen and Stella Law of Markham, Terry
and Lori Maslen of nairn, and Linda Wood and Steve Hubert of Lucan.
Cherished grandfather of Bob and Trista, and Shonna and Dave;
Brian and Mark; Kellie, Kate and Stephen; Sarah; Candace and Daniel.
Beloved great-grandfather of Courtney Maslen. Dear brother of
Violet Granger of Stratford and Florence Smythe of Sebringville.
Predeceased by a son Steven, his parents, a sister and five brothers.
Len served with the RCNVR during World War II and was a member
of Lucan Legion Branch #540. Friends called at the C. Haskett
and Son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, May 21,
1999 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral mass was celebrated
at St Patrick's Church, Lucan, on Saturday, May 22nd, 1999 at
11 a.m. with Father Thom Blondin presiding. Interment St. Patrick's
Cemetery. Donation to London Area Right to Life would be appreciated
by the family. The Rosary was prayed in the funeral home on Friday
evening at 6:45 p.m. A Knights of Columbus Service was held in
the funeral home Friday evening at 7 pm.
James Edward Lobsinger, beloved husband of Mrs. Loretta Lobsinger
of Calgary, passed away suddenly on August 31, 1999 at the age
of 73 years. Born in Swift Current, SK, Jim came to Calgary in
1960 and was employed with Revenue Canada for many years. Jim
was an avid hunter and loved his German Shorthair Pointer dogs.
He was an active member of St. Gerard's Catholic Church for many
years. Besides his wife, Jim was a loving father and grandfather
to daughter Ginella and granddaughter Mehgan, both of Calgary.
He is also survived by his sister Leona Lang of Regina, SK. Jim
was predeceased by his son Grant on February 9, 1970. Relatives
and frinds were invited to Prayers at McInnis and Holloway's Park
Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 2, 1999 at 7 p.m. funeral
Mass was celebrated at St. Gerard's Catholic Church on Friday,
September 3, 1999 at 1 p.m. Graveside service followed at St.
Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be
made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta,
1825 Park Road, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6.
Alfred Lobsinger, Sr.
ALFRED LOBSINGER, SR. (TOM) - Age 53 of West Palm Beach, FL passed
away Aprill 1, 2000. Mr. Lobsinger and his brother Phil are the
owners of Steve's Towing of Lake Worth and Guaranteed Auto Repair
and Parts. He was also the Regional Director of P.W.O.F. of FL;
and a member of the Elks Lodge #1352 for 21 years. He was the
son of Phillip A. and Louella (Oldham) Lobsinger, Sr., of Lake
by his loving wife of 31 years, Joyce Lobsinger; son, Tom Lobsinger,
Jr. and fiance' Holly Billman of Lake Park; daughter, Teri Lobsinger
of West Pahn Beach; brothers, Phil (Carolyn) Lobsinger, Jr. of
Lake Worth, Paul (Tina) Lobsinger, Lake Worth; sisters, Marion
(Buck) Richardson of Georgia, Patricia (Mark) Schafer of Arkansas,
Christine Lobsinger of Georgia, and Mary Jane (Don) Alberty of
Tulsa, OK. Predeceased by one brother, Luke Lobsinger.
was a Mass of Resurrection on Wednesday, April 5, 10 am, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, Lake Worth, Florida with Father Peter Van
Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery
of Lake Worth. Friends may visit with the family at Palms West
Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 4, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. There
will be a Rosary Service at 7 pm with Decon Vill Brennan officiating.
(Denomme Lobsinger) McKay
Ann (Annabelle Lobsinger) Peacefully, on Sunday, Jan. 16,2000,
at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, Ann McKay, in her 86th year, of Elmira.
Beloved wife of Murray McKay of Elmira. Loving mother of Gordon
and Yvonne Lobsinger, Mary Margaret and Mike McKelvie, all of
remembered by her grand-children, Paul Lobsinger (Mary), Father
Dan Lobsinger CR, Kevin Lobsinger, Michael Fronchak (Patricia),
John McKelvie (Karen), Patrick McKelvie, Cindy Logel (Geoffrey),
Shelley Leite (Nelson), Maureen Bonneville (Matthew) and Kelly
Bilenki (Brad) and 13 great-grandchildren. Also missed by John
Fronchak and his wife Janet and her children Ken and Kim Voelzing;
dear sister of Theresa Lavigne (Roy) and Thesee Bowman. Predeceased
by her parents, Ernest and Vitaline Denomme; her first husband,
Edmund Lobsinger (1962); son, John Lobsinger (1950); daughter,
Theresa Fronchak (1993) and two brothers, Elmer and Kenneth Denomme;
three sisters, Doreen Denomme, Grace La Porte and Florence Voisin.
family received friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral
Home, Elmira on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass was
held at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, Flamingo Drive, Elmira
on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with grandson, Father Dan Lobsinger CR
officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. In her memory,
donations to Congregation of the Resurrection Burse for for Annabelle
and Murray McKay, Carmel of St. Joseph, St. Agatha or the Canadian
Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family, as expressions
of sympathy. Prayer vigil for Ann, will be held on Tuesday evening
at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Catherine V. (Kate) - Formerly of Russ Street, Cambridge, at Golden
Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, ON., on Thursday, March 16, 2000
in her 95th year.
wife of the late John Kraehling (1975). Daughter of the late Josephine
Lobsinger and Joseph Brenner. Dear mother of John, Helen Porter,
Jean (Ken) Chute, Leone (Ross) Schuett, Mary (Fred) Schartzberg,
all of Cambridge. Eileen (Mike) Frim of Kitchener and Cecilia
Karges of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by 31 grandchildren, 46
great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Survived
by one sister, Helen Miller of Cambridge and one son-in-law, Ken
Kroeger of Cambridge.
by three sons, Kenneth, George and William, one daughter, Marjorie
Kroeger; two sons-in-law, Jack Porter, Ken Karges; one daughter-in-law,
Jean Kraehling; six brothers, William, Henry, Clarence, Sylvester,
Simon and Eugene; one sister, Rose Lunz and four great-grandchildren.
Kraehling was born in Linwood and had been a lifelong resident
of the area. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, a lifelong
member of the CWL and the Legion of Mary.
family received friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston
Rd., Cambridge from 2-4 and 7-9 pm this date. Funeral mass was
celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Due St., Cambridge
on Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 12 noon. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery,
parish prayers were recited at the funeral home Friday at 7 pm.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Clement's RC Church
Renovation Fund would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Gertrude Ludwig, CSJ
Ludwig entered into her eternal rest at Peterborough Regional
Health Centre, Peterborough, ON., on November 3, 1999, in the
44th year of religious life. She was the daughter of the late
Henry Ludwig and Catherine Fornwald of Browning and Estevan. Besides
the members of her religious community, she leaves to mourn her
brothers, Albert, Jerome and John of Lampman, SK, her sisters,
Sister Mary Ludwig, Wainwright, AB., Sister Elizabeth Ludwig,
Edmonton, AB., Mrs. Paul Madden (Elsie) of Phoenix, AZ., Mrs.
Steve Dietz (Lorraine) and Mrs. Doug Pettigrew (Josephine) of
Winnipeg, MB., Mrs. Roland Deland (Edna), Mrs. Armand Hoffart
(Catherine), Mrs. Harold Buttozini (Christine), and Mrs. Paul
Welch (Anne) of Estevan.
is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews,
many relatives and friends.
received her high school education at Lampman High School, SK.,
and attended Teachers' College in Saskatchewan. She taught in
Peterborough, Ottaw, St. Andrew's West, Cobourg, Honey Harbour
and Port Hope. She studied social work at Sir Sandford Fleming
ollege and was involved in Social Services at Woodland Residence.
She also did pastoral care at Marycrest Home for the Aged and
was involved in the Cursillo movement.
was at Mount St. Joseph, Peterborough, Saturday, November 6, 4:45
to 8:30 pm and Sunday, November 7, 2:00 to 5 pm. The Mass of Christian
Burial was celebrated at Mount St. Joseph chapel on Sunday, November
7 at 7 pm. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery on Monday, November
8 at 9 am. Arrangements were with Comstock Funeral Directors.
(House of Louis)
Thomas J. Lobsinger
15, 2000 - See stories above. Memorial masses and services where
held throughout the Yukon, and across Canada.(House of Louis)
know where these people have moved to?
Lobsinger , 1528 Sand Dollar Cir, Neptune Beach, Fl.
Schnarr, 154 White Pine Cr, Waterloo, ON.
Lobsinger, 4902 Townline Rd, R5, Gaylord, MI.
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