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Voyage Obituaries

Family Owned & Operated Since 1998

As a funeral director, I cannot take death away nor can I take away the pain. I do however have empathy and will do my utmost best to carry your family through the most difficult experiences caused by death. I promise to be honest, loving, caring, understanding and most of all have the greatest compassion, respect and dignity for your family, regardless of your situation.

Each family that Voyage serves becomes the focus of our commitment to excellence in funeral service. Our vision incorporates tradition, compassion, cultural sensitivity, and cost options to meet the needs of every family. We truly believe in treating your loved one as we would our own.

Ask the Funeral Director is published every Saturday in the Winnipeg Free Press

Ask the Funeral Director

Testimonials

To “Mike” Michael MacIver,

December 23, 2008, 3:20 AM Eric (Frederic Breland) passed away. The hospital called me because they couldn’t reach my children. I would call you to make arrangements for his body to be removed.

I phoned you and asked for “Mike” as my husband had said to me. Knowing you would help me the next morning I was able to let the hospital know you’d be in charge. The rest of the night I spent getting family members to go for 7 AM viewing. My 3 children came home to be with me. I wasn’t well so I couldn’t go.

Thank you for helping me through as Eric knew you would. He was right. Meeting you when we came to get Eric’s ashes, Susan and I felt at ease. I knew I met the right “Mike.” Eric and I didn’t know there were two “Mikes.”  

Thank you from the Breland Family.  

Rose Breland

To all the staff at Voyage!

You have made our lives a little easier to bare through this difficult time. 

Thank you so much.

The Hughes Family!

Voyage Funeral Home – Michael & Staff

I would like to thank your staff for the professionalism and dignity shown to my mother.

Thank you very much

–  Helen

Hi Michael!

Thank you for everything you have done!

You sure made it easier during my time of sorrow.

Mike, Helen, Evar, and Robyn

Voyage Funeral Home

Thank you very much for all your support in the passing of my husband Philip Batenchuk.

Sherry Batenchuk + Family

The staff of Voyage Funeral Home & Crematorium

On behalf of J. H. Adolphe (Al) Charron + Family

My dad has flown home – maybe on one of his cherished geese – somewhere in the heavens. Only God knows.

We are a simple family and enjoy the simple joys in life! We love simplicity! 

Ever thankful, 

daughters Helene Charron + Family –

You are stars in our eyes! Blue and true at heart!

Dear Michael,

Evan and I are forever grateful for your help during the loss of our son, Jackson Reece.

Sincerely,

Cindy Martin & Evan Persowich

Voyage Funeral Home,

Dear Mike,

Thank you for looking after Paul and our family.

It was a difficult time for all of us, which you made much easier.

The service we received was exceptional & would recommend you to others.

Your guidance was very much appreciated.

 

The Dutkewich Family

Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Your generosity and support during this difficult time were greatly appreciated. Steven, our beloved son has touched our hearts, and many others along the way. And he will be always deeply missed and loved. Till we meet again in Heaven.

Thanks for everything, take care.

Stella & Omer Nicolas

Thank you for all your help and guidance during this most difficult time. You made the task a little easier with your kindness and professionalism. We received so many comments on how beautiful the service and home was, and we thank you for everything.

The family of Doreen Vandal – Bruce, Devon & Jennifer.

On behalf of the family of George Klassen, I want to thank you for the wonderful care you took of him and also of the beautiful service you provided. Evar was excellent and compassionate when we needed.

Warren Klassen

Dear Mr. Vogiatzakis,

Every once in a while a magic moment comes into our lives. One such moment came into mine on April 8, 2014, I was at your Voyage Funeral Home on Hespeler to purchase a keepsake urn. My husband, George Mills, has passed away on September 22, 2013, and you did the cremation for us.

You greeted me and asked how you could help. You showed me some pictures of the urns available. I couldn’t decide. You asked if I cared what one I would like. I guess I said no. You excused yourself and went downstairs. You came back with a dear little silver urn with three black rings on it. I liked it immediately. You presented it to me, saying it was a gift. Your manner was so sincere and tender, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I know you sensed my surprise and gratefulness for the loveliness of the moment.

We shook hands and proclaimed God’s blessing on each other. When I left the building, my tears began to fall, tears of happiness for your kindness in creating a magic moment. Something I will remember always.

Thank you Mike Vogiatzakis

Sincerely yours, Patricia Mills

Dear Michael,

Thank you for all the services you provided for Dan’s funeral, and thank you for the kind words you spoke at the cemetery.

I appreciate the way your mom served us at the viewing time.

Thank you and God Bless you

Sincerely,

Elise Stasiuk

Dear Mike, Jenny, and Evar

Thank you for all you have done and your generous efforts in our time of grief

God Bless, The Barahona-Johnson’s

Mike + Voyage Funeral Home Staff,

Thank You.

There are not enough words to express the gratitude of our hearts. Your services were beyond generous.

This was Zhi Jua’s first funeral…ever. Thank you for making it beautiful.

Zhi Hua Li & Lin Xu

Mike, We would like to express our sincere thanks for your help and understanding during this difficult time. 

Your generous offerings brought comfort and peace.

The Hochkievich Family

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in helping us with the food, guests, and all the arrangements in our time of great need. Thank you for your gratitude.

Coming from Steven’s loving mom and dad Stella + Omer Nicolas

Mike and Staff at Voyage,

I personally want to thank you for your professionalism, care and compassion that you took of my mom Diane Catelanis.

I must admit it was the most painful and difficult experiences our family has had to deal with.

Your great service will never be forgotten.

Sincerely, Jim, Dino, Kathy Catelanis