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MANSFIELD: William “Bill” Frederick Mansfield of Forrest, Manitoba passed away on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012, in Donna, Texas at the age of 65 years. His wife Pat was by his side. A Celebration of Bill’s Life and service will be held when they return home. Full obituary to follow.
LEECH: Eva Patricia (Pat) Leech, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on March 30, 2012. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services (204) 727-0694.
LUMSDEN: Helen (Hoath) Lumsden, age 87, passed away March 29, 2012. Funeral will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. at Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, MB.
LACQUEMENT: Ina Belle Lacquement, beloved wife of the late Edmond Lacquement and dear mother of Doreen (Richard) Bruce, Liz (Bruce) Batt, Gordon “Red” Lacquement (deceased) and daughter-in-law, Marion Lacquement, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the age of 93 years. A Celebration of Ina’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery in the Veterans’ Section. Donations in memory of Ina may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Dr., Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1G4. Complete obituary information to follow.
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KRISTALOVICH: Phinnette Kristalovich of Sandy Lake, MB passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Phinnette is survived by daughters Donna (Dr. Ed) Connors of Orillia, Ont., Rose (Barry) Gray of Brandon, MB, sons: Barry of Sandy Lake, MB, Ken (Holly) of Strathmore, AB, son-in-law Jim (Terry) McKerchar of Richer, MB, daughter-in-law Julie Mildenberger of Shoal Lake, MB, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Phinnette was predeceased by her husband Zenon, son Leonard and daughter Edith McKerchar. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake with Fr. Emil Kardasinec officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the church. If friends do desire, donations may be made to the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
HUNT: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Olive May Hunt (Brown). Mom left us peacefully at her residence in Birch Personal Care Home on Monday, March 12/2012 with family by her side. She was the eldest daughter born to Chris and Alma Brown on November 14, 1919 in Oakner, MB. Mom was raised along side her 7 siblings on the home farm by Oakner. She had to quit school at the age of 15 after her father had taken ill. Being the oldest she was needed to help run the family farm until her younger brother Gordon was old enough to take over. Mom worked for several families in the Kenton and Oakner area and even spent some time in Winnipeg. From caring for children, housekeeping and helping during harvest she helped out and found work wherever she could. She married our father, Stanley Hunt, on April 18th, 1942 at Kenton. They farmed for five years. Then in 1947, they moved into Kenton where they lived above the café until they moved the Kinsmore School into town and remodeled it for their home where they lived for the next 45 years. Mom and Dad had 6 children. Mom spent much of her time raising her family and keeping boarders. She enjoyed curling, was a part of the Pythian Sisters, UCW, and the Kenton Leisure Club. She was a 4-H sewing leader for 5 years and helped out with the different sporting organizations that her children were involved in. She loved gardening, which led her to work for Stan and Ellen Gould in their greenhouse for a few years and then at Ivey’s Greenhouse in Virden for a couple more years. In February of 1992, Mom and Dad moved to Lilac Residence in Hamiota. In April of that year they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary then in July of 1992 our father passed away. After Dad’s passing Mom remained in Lilac where she helped deliver mail, enjoyed playing cards and bingo, participated in the “Buddy Program” with Grade 3 students from the Hamiota School and volunteered at the hospital Diabetic Clinic. In August, 2009 Mom moved into Birch Personal Care Home. The Doctors and staff at Birch took very good care of Mom. They always said she was a gem to look after. Never complaining and always had a sense of humor right up to the end. She was predeceased by her husband Stan, infant daughter Beverly, parents Chris and Alma Brown, brothers Reginald and Jim Brown, sister Flora Brown, sister-in-law Noreen Brown and bother-in-law Dooley Dryden. She is survived by her children and their spouses - Richard, Ken (Barb), Chris (Elaine), Charlene Schafer (Bill), Gwenda Skayman (Kelvin Tiller) – her 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren and by her brothers Gordon (Mary), Cecil, Wilf (Georgina) and sister Lottie Dryden, as well as brother-in-law Roy Brown, sister-in-law Donna Brown and by the surviving Hunt family members. Her sense of humor and laughter never left her. She taught us all life lessons and filled our lives with happiness. She lived a long and happy life, full of family and friends. Mom, you are loved, you are greatly missed and will be forever in our hearts. A celebration of Mom’s life was held at Hamiota United Church on Monday, March 19, 2012 conducted by Rev. Rachel Robinson. The interment took place at Hamiota Cemetery prior to the service. Donations in Mom’s memory can be made to: Birch Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Funeral arrangements were with Campbell Funeral Home in Hamiota.
DARVILL: Leonard George Darvill better known to those who loved him most as Len, Dad, Gramps, and Uncle Len passed away peacefully on March 18th, 2012. Born in Brandon Manitoba on May 21st, 1931 Len worked the better part of his life for Canadian Pacific Transportation. In 1965 he moved his family to the coast and settled in Vancouver. Predeceased by his wife Fay (July 1998) Len is survived by his daughter Kathy, his son Don, grandsons Peter and Steve (Kathleen) and great grand daughter Jillian. A devoted family man, Len was one of those guys that everyone took an instant liking to. He enjoyed a good hockey game and had a life long love of the game of cribbage actively competing in two different leagues. For the past decade Len travelled back to his home town of Brandon to spend the summer with his sister Joan and her husband, his best friend Murray. It was a trip he looked forward to making every year. He will be sadly missed by his entire family and his friends. A quiet man in life, his actions spoke volumes. His kindness and generosity were his trademark and for that he will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace Dad. We love you.
COUTTS: George Lount Coutts (1916-2012) is at a well-earned rest. In his 96th year, George passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2012 with the last check mark placed beside his considerable list of ‘things to do’. His service took place Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Melita Legion Hall and he is interred at the Melita Cemetery. George served his country with pride. With the Winnipeg Grenadiers, he was taken prisoner at the doomed defense of Hong Kong during World War II. He was honoured by King and Country for “gallant and distinguished service” during four years in prison camp – credited with saving the lives of many of his comrades during those terrible years. He served whichever community he lived in when duty called for municipal council, school board, hospital board, and many other such committees – willing and able to help make the difficult decisions demanded of local leadership. He served his family best of all by providing an example of how a man should live his life. And his family grew as the years passed, as he became father and grandfather to the extended community who knew him as “a man to love and respect”. He was a loving husband to Margaret and Mona for a total of 68 years. He was a loving father to Larry, Resby, Francis, and Bruce – providing guidance by his words but more often by his actions. He was a loving grandfather and great- grandfather (directly) to 20 – but to many, many more than that when he extended his love and affection to every child in his acquaintance.
And now he is at rest!
Tribute donations to the memory of George L. Coutts can be made to The War Amps of Canada, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON. K1A 0C4; Melita Palliative Care Fund, Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0; Curling For Life Endowment Fund, c/o The Winnipeg Foundation, 1350-One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB. R3B 0X3 or to any charity which has significance for you. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron - Directors.
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CANTELO: Harold Raymond of Brandon, Manitoba, beloved husband of Eva Jean and beloved father of Laura Furnival (Lindsay), Donna Chacun (Henry), Carol Nagorski (Ken), John Cantelo and daughter-in-law Diane Cantelo. Grandchildren, Shawna, Michelle, Tyea, Tegan, Nadège and Jolene. Great grandchildren, Danna, Larz and Aurick. Harold was predeceased by his son-in-law Allan Furnival, daughter Mary Cantelo, son Clarence Cantelo and grandchildren Christopher and Christine Cantelo. Harold passed away peacefully at his residence Rideau Park Personal Care Home on March 26, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Cremation has taken place and burial will take place at a later date.
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COCHRANE: Elva Jean (McKenzie) Cochrane. Peacefully, with birds singing outside her window, Elva Jean (McKenzie) Cochrane passed away at Fairview Home in Brandon, Manitoba on March 3, 2012. Born in Portage la Prairie, on September 23, 1936, to Frederick and Elva McKenzie of High Bluff, Manitoba. Jean was raised in their Portage la Prairie home, built by her father, while he worked on the McKenzie family farm in High Bluff. Her McKenzie Scottish roots were a proud part of her life which she later passed onto her children. As a young child, Jean also developed a love and appreciation of dolls which followed her throughout her life. Educated in Portage la Prairie, she then moved to Winnipeg to work at Atomic Transfer as a receptionist. She met her future husband Neil Cochrane in Portage la Prairie while he was stationed at the base. They married June 16, 1956 in Portage la Prairie. As Neil followed opportunities in his welding trade, they lived in Winnipeg for a short time before moving to Glenboro, Carberry and lastly Brandon where they raised their family of three children Laurie, Fred and Ken. Neil worked at Behlen, Simplot and lastly as welding instructor at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School while Jean stayed at home to take care of their growing family. Family summer vacations were enjoyed camping at Blue Lakes when they were not at a rural auction somewhere in Manitoba. As her children grew up and started their own lives, she was employed at the Royal Oak Inn gift shop, and the Green Leaf as she was so interested in plants and cacti. They both enjoyed collecting antique lamps and othercollectables. But Mom's primary interest was in jewellery, glassware, and her longstanding love of dolls. These interests fostered the beginning of some of the best friendships she so enjoyed until the last years of her life. She was well respected for her vast knowledge of antiques which was put to use when she worked at Donogh Antiques Gallery for many years. Jean made friends quickly and people admired her for her honesty and integrity. Over the years, the many visits from family and friends was often proudly spoken of. Her home, especially her backyard, was the place she enjoyed the most. Here her passion for birds, squirrels and gardening was reflected proudly in her roses and cacti. She could not resist a new and unusual plant, especially if it was purple, or a new rose without buying it for her garden. She shared this garden time with her many dogs and her pet birds especially her dog Bonnie. Jean is survived by her children, Laurie (Ron) Ball, Fred Cochrane, Ken (Claudette) McKenzie-Cochrane; her grandchildren Scott (Nadia) Ball, Angie (Mike) Glover, Neale and Jessica Cochrane, Katlyn, Amber and Mia McKenzie-Cochrane; as well as her great- grandchildren Elizabeth, Chase and Jett Ball, Kayden and Asher Glover. She was pre-deceased by her parents Fred and Elva, as well as her loving husband Neil Cochrane. A special note of thanks to her special friends and caring staff who became friends, at the Fairview Home. Your kind words, conversations and exceptional care for Jean will always be remembered by her family. A Memorial Reception was held in her honor at Memories Chapel on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Many friends and family reminisced the fond times they shared with her. Jean's family wishes to thank everyone for the many cards, beautiful flowers, care packages and condolences sent to us. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered and appreciated. Donations in Jean's honor may be made to the Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. A private interment will be held at the McKenzie Family Cemetery in High Bluff Manitoba at a later date. She will forever restpeacefully... finally at home at High Bluff.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BYERS: The death of Anna (Ann) Byers occurred in Brandon on March 25, 2012. Anna was born on December 9, 1910. In 1933, Anna married Mike Byers. Anna and Mike loved to travel and spent winters in Arizona. She also enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, shuffleboard, gardening, knitting and crocheting. Anna was predeceased by her husband Mike on October 21, 1997, her parents John and Tillie Serwonka, brothers Walter, Stanley, Joe and sister Catherine Poets. Left to mourn her passing are numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Friday, March 30, 2012 with Rev. Jim Brown of St. George’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Anna may be made to a charity of choice.
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HAINSWORTH: In Loving Memory of Bruce G. Hainsworth, age 85, beloved husband of the late Hazel Hainsworth, died March 28, 2012, Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba. Funeral Service Saturday, March 31, 2012. Deloraine United ChurchDeloraine, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Interment Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Bruce may be made to Senior`s Outreach Service in Deloraine, Manitoba.Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home Ltd., (204) 747-2088.
DUBOIS: André “Andy” Joseph Dubois of Carroll, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon on March 27, 2012. Andy was born at Ste.Rose du Lac, Manitoba on October 1, 1952. He spent his early years on a farm near Laurier, MB, moving many times due to his father working many construction jobs. Andy moved to Brandon in 1966, where he attended J. R. Reid School and Neelin High School. After completing high school, Andy was employed with Canadian Brown Steel, Behlen Wicks and was a welder with Plains Industries, Trail King Trailer Manufacturing. Andy was a co-owner of A.R.C. Stone Enterprises and Blue Hills Trailer Manufacturing. He also loved farming, especially cattle which had been his passion for the last twenty-five years. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and horseman. In 1994, he and his team won the Manitoba Team Penning Championship. His interests included playing in numerous bands as a drummer, from age sixteen to present. This included his first band, The Trybe to his last band, The Cactus Band. He played softball with the Brandon Mixed Softball League and Oldtimers. Andy was also a foster parent for Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Manitoba Metis Federation and Grand Valley Local. He is survived by his wife Ann, his son Chuck and daughter, Nicole Koroluk (Kevin) and his grandchildren; Jordan and Kaley. He is also survived by his sisters: Della Rossal (Gil), Marie-Ange Baxter (Robert), Jeanne Gerry (Bob) and brothers; Ron (Brenda), Reg (Kerrina), Guy (Bev). There are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous foster children whom he loved as his own. Andy was predeceased by his father, Charles Dubois and his mother, Cecile Brownridge. The Ceremony to Celebrate Andy’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Mr. Mike Waddell will officiate. Pallbearers will be: Warren Speers, RickFerguson, Ike Hiebert, Corny Hiebert, Errol Johansen, Maurice Fayant and Ernie Bruneau. Interment will follow in the Carroll Cemetery, Carroll, Manitoba. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Andy to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SINCLAIR: Wilfred “Nelson” Sinclair. Dad passed away at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Doreen, father Soloman, mother Virginia, brothers Terry, Edgar and Steve. He is survived by his three children, Sandra (Dixon), Nelson and Michael, all of Brandon. His brothers and sisters, Margaret, Diane, Peggy, Alec, Richard, Charlie, Billy, Lawrence, all of Vancouver. Dorothy and Larry of Edmonton and brother Lem of Oromocto, NB, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service, followed by a come and go tea, will be held at the Trails West Inn, 210-18th Street North in the Banquet Room, on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
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FORTIN: Cecile Lavonia Fortin, beloved wife of Ray, dear mother of Jason (Tiffany), Sean (Andrea) and Damon (Debbi) and grandmother to nine grandchildren, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the age of 58 years. Cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Donations in memory of Cecile may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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