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BOBIAK: Marion Sharon (nee Stott) October 23, 1942 - November 22, 2013. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Sharon in her home in Cochrane, AB - loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister. She will forever be loved and remembered by her daughters Shauna Dyck (Steven) of White City, SK, and Heidi Dixon (Dean) of Cochrane, AB and her brother Cyril Stott (Tiena) of Brandon, MB. She was recently predeceased by her beloved husband Ian of 49 years and was a proud and loving Grammy to her 3 grandchildren Arianna Dyck, and Tasia and Parker Dixon. Sharon was born in Brandon, MB on October 23, 1942 to Stan and Winnie Stott and grew up on the family farm along with her younger brother Cyril. Sharon was always on the go riding her bicycle everywhere. She was a member of the Forrest 4H Sewing Club and enjoyed reading, playing ball, skating and taking trips to Clear Lake. As a young girl she had a natural ear for music, playing the piano, accordian and later singing and playing for the trio The Teenettes in high school. Sharon attended Bloomsbury School, a one-room country school house, followed by Brandon Collegiate Institute where she graduated in 1960. After a year of teacher training, Sharon accepted her first teaching position at King George School in Brandon. On July 24, 1964, she married her high school sweetheart Ian Bobiak and they were blessed with two daughters, Shauna in 1968 and Heidi in 1972. Sharon retired from teaching in 1992 to work alongside Ian in managing his architectural business, Ian Bobiak Project Management. In 2007 Sharon and Ian moved west to Cochrane, AB to semi-retire and enjoy quality time with family and their grandchildren. Sharon had a love for knitting, playing the piano and dancing the jive with Ian. She was always full of energy and on the go. Together with their daughters they enjoyed family camping trips, canoeing and fishing. Later their travels took them to Maui, Hawaii and cruising the Caribbean including a couple of passages through the Panama Canal. Most recently Sharon and Ian enjoyed countless hours of canoeing and fishing in Kananaskis and the Rocky Mountains. She was an avid curler and enjoyed volunteering at St. Andrews United Church and for the Salvation Army. A Celebration of Sharons Life will take place at St. Andrews United Church (128 1st Street East, Cochrane, AB) on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of choice. In living memory of Sharon Bobiak, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.
BELLEMARE: Denise Marie Bellemare of Wawanesa, MB, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Glenboro Health Centre at the age of 76 years. A Private Family graveside service will be held at a later date in the spring of 2014 at the St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery. Memoriams may be made in Denises memory to CancerCare Manitoba 300 McTavish Ave East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
YARISH: September 19, 1963 November 20, 2013. It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, wish to announce the sudden passing of our husband and father, Paul Yarish at the age of 50 on November 20. Paul will be lovingly missed by his wife Cindy Leochko of 21 years, his two sons Wyatt and Morgan, his mother Ruby, brothers David, Brad, Doug (Yvonne), Bruce (Kelly), sister Leanne (Craig) Chumley, nieces and nephews, relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his father Dave Yarish. Paul was born and raised in Brandon until he started his Manitoba Hydro career in 1988. He started as an Electrical Technical Trainee working at various locations throughout northern Manitoba. He thoroughly enjoyed working and living in Gillam. He spent time hunting, fishing and built a log cabin with the help of many of his friends. In 1999, Paul, Cindy and the boys moved to LaSalle. Many summer weekends were spent camping, fishing, and boating with family and friends. He was a master chef and would always create delicious nutritious meals for his family and friends. He loved to watch and cheer his boys on while they participated in their sporting events - Wyatt during competitive swim meets and Morgan during Taekwondo competitions and triathlon races. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Manitoba Hydro Employee Fund or the Childrens Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg.
We all love you so much and you will always be in our hearts.
THOMSON IN THE PARK925-1120Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
TOSCH: Charlotte Ann Tosch, beloved wife of Charles and dear mother of Jody Anderson (Twyla) and Ian Tosch, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Charlotte was born in Southampton, Long Island, New York on December 21, 1940 and was the second youngest child of Herbert Keith Anderson Sr. and Sybil Rae Fithian of East Hampton, Long Island, NY. Growing up in East Hampton, NY and attending East Hampton High School, Charlottes early years were spent enjoying playing tennis for her high school team, sharing her love of the sea, and spending time at Wiborg beach, close to her childhood home, with family and friends. After graduation she began to work at Sag Harbor Industries, where she met her future love and husband, a man by the name of Charles Tosch. It was an undeniable connection between the two and both hit it off easily. Because of that connection Charlotte left her beloved East Hampton and joined Charles in Brandon. In 1969, Charlotte and Charles were married and began their journey together. Charlotte began work in Brandon at the office of the Central United Church, before moving to the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium in 1970. It was here at the WMCA she would spend her working career giving 40 years helping to shape the cultural identity of the community before retiring in 2010. Charlotte was a fixture at the WMCA, and during her years there developed may close relationships within the arts and entertainment community as well as becoming family with her co-workers. Charlotte loved her community, and showed it through her countless volunteering with community projects. Any project Charlotte was a part of, she always became a driving force for success, and a welcoming representative. Her role with the Lt. Governors Winter Festival helped to display the diversity of her present community. Acting as a member of the executive committee helped Charlotte to develop and grow the festival. Charlotte was also involved with the Western Manitoba Pioneer Auto Club, helping to bring antique and classic car shows to the city. This included a regular cruise night where many classic cars and trucks could be shared with the community. Charlotte was also passionate in her help with the youth of the community with her work with the Boy Scouts of Canada. Her support helped to shape the hearts and minds, and pass on her sense of community to future generations of Brandonites. Charlotte was always selflessly giving of herself to make anything she was involved with the best that it could be. Charlotte was a hometown sports fan through and through. Her love of her hometown team was always there, especially when it came to baseball. From the NY Yankees in her early years, all the way to her support and boosting of her later hometown Brandon Grey Owls, Charlotte always gave whatever support she could to help the cause and help cheer the home team to victory.Charlottes passion and love for her community came through in all aspects of her life. From her love of cooking for her family and friends, to organizing neighborhood ice cream socials, Charlotte was always able to make one feel welcome, whether you were new to the neighborhood or a long-time resident. Charlottes door was always open to you, and she always had a talent for making you feel at home. Charlottes life was one which was too grand for words to express adequately. She was an eagle soaring through the clear blue sky which we could all look up to and aspire to achieve. Charlottes love and life is reflected through all those whose lives she has touched. Charlotte, beloved wife, caring mother and grandmother, loyal friend, you will be missed but never forgotten. Charlotte was predeceased by her parents and eleven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband Charles, sons Jody (Twyla) Anderson and Ian Tosch; sister Jean Snow; grandsons Jody and William Anderson, and honorary grandson James Bowering. Donations in memory of Charlotte may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 418-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
SELBIE-EAMER: Edna Selbie-Eamer of Brandon, beloved wife of Reginald Eamer, passed away peacefully at home on November 17th, 2013 at the age of 86 years. In addition to her husband Reg, Edna is survived by her son James (Anne) Selbie and grandchildren Elizabeth, James and Olivia; daughter Jacquie (Bryan) Johnson and grandchildren Wayne and Crystal; her sister Florence (Fred) Swiscoski; brothers Gerry (Marilyn) Larson, Del (Nora) Larson, sister-in-law Leona Smith, sister-in-law Colleen Wasson and her many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Regs daughter Deb Berkan (Wayne Ellchuk) and grandchildren Jared, Hayli and Jadrian; son Alfred (Jan) Eamer and granddaughters Tara, BrieAnne and Leah; daughter Linda (Ken) Davies; daughter Brenda Ash-Kevill (David) and grandchildren Tyler, Courtney and Brittany; and son Darrel (Dori) Eamer and granddaughter Brooklyn. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, Brandon, on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SCOTT: Thomas James Scott, beloved husband of Joyce, died November 20, 2013 at Evergreen Place Personal Care Home in Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 93. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Private family interment will take place at Ninga Cemetery; Ninga, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Box 899; Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 or to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of online condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.com Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
SCHEPP: Sandra Maureen Schepp January 9,1948 - November 19, 2013. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sandra, after a very brief illness. She was surrounded with love by her family and close friends as she was called home to her Lord. She leaves to mourn her brother, Brian Schepp, her nephew Chris (Carrie) and great-nephews Connor and Carson, her niece Nicole (Randy) Blowes and nephew Kevin (Crystal) and great-nieces Arianna and Addison. She was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Margaret (nee McLean) Schepp. Sandra was born on January 9, 1948 and spent the first nine years of her life on a farm near Russell, MB. The family moved to Brandon in 1957 where she lived until 1970 when she graduated from Brandon University with a BSc and Teaching Certificate. She then moved to Winnipeg and taught school for one year at Sansome Junior High. She changed career paths in 1972 when she became a Laboratory Technologist at the Canadian Red Cross (now Canadian Blood Services). She retired in June 2008 after 36 years of dedicated service. Sandra was a devoted member of Friendship Chapter #67 Order of the Eastern Star where she served 3 times as Worthy Matron. She was elected by the Grand Chapter as a Grand Trustee 2009-2012 and was known for her excellent work. Her service to the Order was recognized in 1987 when she was appointed as Grand Martha and later with appointments as Grand Representative of Nebraska (1997-99) and Tennessee (2007-09). For the last five years, Sandra volunteered weekly in the patient refreshment area at CancerCare Manitoba. She was a very regular attendee at Silver Heights United Church where her faith was strengthened and shared with others. Sandras strong faith in God has always been with her. Sandra enjoyed watching many sports and she especially loved to watch figure skating and curling. Sandra especially loved spending time with her family and many close friends. She never missed birthdays or special events and if she couldnt be there, she made sure her card and phone call arrived on time. It was important to her to be with her family for all holidays when she also loved her visits with friends old and new. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00pm at Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Avenue. Interment will be held in Brandon in the spring. Our special thanks for their care and compassion to Sandra and the family is extended to the staff at Surgical ICU and Womens Hospital (HSC) and the Brandon Regional Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either CancerCare Manitoba Foundation - Directed to the Refreshment Fund (675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or Manitoba Lung Association (629 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 204-949-2200. neilbardalinc.com
PATTERSON: Wendy Jean Patterson (nee McDougall) October 5, 1955 - November 12, 2013. It is with great sadness that Wendys family announces her passing at home in Kimberly, BC with her family at her side. Wendy is survived by Brian (Doug) of Calgary, Bradley of Red Deer, Amanda (Mike) of Kimberly, husband Brent of Kimberley, her mom Donna McDougall of Souris, Del (Joyce), Larry (Marie) and Garry of Nesbitt, Linda of Edmonton, Gaye (Brad) Guy of Clyde, AB, Anne (Bob) King and Heather (Mel) Morrison of Red Deer, AB, and many nieces and nephews. Wendy was predeceased by her father Stewart McDougall, mother and father -in-law Bev and Thelma Patterson, and brother-in-law Craig Patterson. Wendy was born in Brandon, MB where she was the third child of Donna and Stewart McDougall. Wendy grew up on the family farm with her seven siblings. She attended school in Carroll and Souris, MB. Wendy married Brent on February 22, 1974 and they relocated to Kimberley, BC where they raised their three children. After receiving her diploma from East Kootenay College, Wendy re-entered the workforce. She enjoyed many years at the local drug store where she took pride in her work and cherished the relationships she formed with fellow staff and customers. Wendys greatest joy was her time spent raising her family. Wendy will be forever remembered for her strength, courage, determination, kindness and laughter. Her sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. Donations in memory of Wendy can be made to the Murray House, or CarcerCare MB.
HOLLEMAN: It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Arie Jack Holleman, of Hobbs Manor, on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. Born at Sommelsdijk, Holland on August 2, 1925, Jack lived through WWII as a teenager and young man. He served with the Dutch Army in Indonesia for two years from 1945 to 1947. Following his discharge from the Royal Dutch Army, Jack worked for the Queens Tax Department of the Dutch government. He married Magda Margaret Uithol in Holland in 1951 and then emigrated to Canada in 1952. After completing Psychiatric Nursing training, Jack worked as a psychiatric nurse at the Brandon Mental Health Centre and for the Manitoba provincial government social services for thirty eight and a half years. Following retirement, Jack became a grocery store proprietor. He served as president of the Psychiatric Nurses Association of Manitoba and was an active member of the UCT. Jack and Margaret spent many summers in northern Manitoba fishing with his family. They also enjoyed travelling to Hawaii, Mexico, Venezuela and Holland. Jack will be sadly missed by: son Ron (Sharon) Holleman, grandchildren Chris and Kevin (Airdrie) Holleman, great-grandchildren Jayenna and Crewe; son Ed (Nicole) Holleman, grandchildren Dustin, Samantha and Brooklyn. He also leaves a brother John (Marie) Holleman of Brandon and a sister Reit (Gerrit) Vermeer of Three Hills, Alberta. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Jannetje Holleman, a brother Abraham Holleman in 2002 and his wife Magda in 2009. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Tony Schweitzer will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dustin Holleman, Kevin Holleman, Chris Holleman, Samantha Holleman, Allen Holleman and Kim McKay. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 23 12th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4L6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
FINK: Beatrice Fink (Nee Porter) 1923- 2013. On November 11, 2013 at the Victoria General Hospital, Beatrice our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. She will be sadly missed by her son Bruce (Eileen), her grandchildren; Kade Potosky (Karen), Korbin Potosky (Paula), Catlin Berryman (Carl), Brittany Magus and her great grandchildren, Aila, Elle, and Wren. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1992 and her daughter Linda in 1998.Mom was born on January 6, 1923 at the family farm near Bredenbury, Saskatchewan. She moved to Yorkton, to work in retail services and married Arthur Fink in October 1951. In 1967, the family relocated to Brandon, Manitoba where she continued to work until her retirement in 1979. Beatrice and Arthur also resided in Creston, British Columbia for a brief period, but their love of the prairies and Riding Mountain National Park drew them back to Manitoba in 1983 to live year around at Onanole, Manitoba. In 2002, mom moved back to Brandon where she lived until 2011. Her final move was into Winnipeg, where she was a resident at The Waverley until her passing. Mom loved to socialize and had many good friends. One of her favorite pastimes was watching sports on TV. She especially enjoyed watching the Saskatchewan Roughriders and curling. She will always be remembered for her strong spirit and determination in the face of adversity. In keeping with moms wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private service celebrating her life. Interment and a graveside service will take place in Onanole, Manitoba in the spring of 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6.
Mom you will be greatly missed and always loved and remembered.
Thomson In The Park 204-925-1120Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
SCHEPP: Sandra Maureen Schepp January 9, 1948 November 19, 2013. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Sandra Schepp on Tuesday evening, November 19th, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Avenue. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 204-949-2200.
BOURGEOIS: Alonzo Lonnie It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our dad. Lonnie passed away at his home in Sprucewoods, near Shilo, Manitoba on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 81. Lonnie was born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and was one of ten children of Charles and Thelma Bourgeois. Lonnie is survived by his children David, Darlene (Phil) Lawrence, Leah (Doug) Harbak, Wayne (Lori), Geri Severs, and Glenn (Lynne) and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lonnie made his career in the Canadian Armed Forces and served in the Korean War, Germany, Egypt, and across Canada before settling in Manitoba in 1978. He retired from service after 28 years but continued to work for over ten more years before dedicating his life to full-time retirement. He enjoyed his frequent visits to Don Hill in Minot, North Dakota where they RVd on Lake Metigoshe. But for the last several years his best friend and confidante has been Art Robillard. Art has been invaluable in accompanying Lonnie to his medical appointments, visiting him at home when he wasnt well, and keeping in contact with Lonnies family. We all appreciate what you added to our dads care and comfort these last years. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Barb Sitter will officiate. Interment will follow in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Lonnie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HOLLEMAN: It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Arie Jack Holleman, beloved husband of the late Margaret Holleman, on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 23 12th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4L6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WALLACE: Donna Jean Wallace, beloved mother of Deann (Scott) McDonald, Cory Wallace, and Jodie (Rhys) Bolton, passed away on November 17, 2013 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. A Celebration of Donnas Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Kim Lewarne, Certified Funeral Celebrant, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donna may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation #2-37-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GRIFT: Lucy Marie Clara Grift (nee Fifi) of Brandon, MB, formerly of Pilot Mound, MB, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, MB at the age of 96 years. Left to mourn Lucys passing are her daughters Elise (Leon) Sanders of Manitou, MB, Barb (Jerry) Devloo of Somerset, MB, Geraldine (Brian) Rowley of Pilot Mound, MB and Sharon (John) Webb of Brandon, MB, daughter-in-law Jo Grift of Brandon, MB, 26 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn Lucys passing are her sister Marie Côté, sisters-in-law Bertha Grift, Eliza Fifi, and Irene Fifi, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lucy was pre-deceased by her husband Gerald Grift, son Ron Grift, granddaughter Michelle Rowley, great grandchildren Trinity & Grace Murphy and Luke MacPherson, parents Achille & Amélie (nee Watrin) Fifi, brothers Albert (Catherine), Léon (Madeleine), Pete, and Tony Fifi, sisters Louise (Paul) Sauteur, and Victorine (Norman) Sibilleau, and brother-in-law Bob Côté. Eulogy will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. in St. John Berchmans Catholic Church, Holland, MB, Friday, November 22, 2013. Father John McKenzie celebrant. Interment to follow in the St. Martin of Tours Parish Cemetery, Swan Lake, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lucys memory to The Valleyview Care Centre Sunshine Fund, 3015 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB R7B 2K2.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Service of Holland, MB in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380.