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FORD: Leslie Scott Ford, our beloved father and grandfather, died suddenly on February 2, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 73. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1938, Les crossed the Atlantic to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company when he was 17. He spent several years working at, and managing, posts all over Labrador, Quebec and Ontario before marrying Shirley (née Hickerson), the woman he loved for 46 years until her death from cancer in 2011. After Shirley passed away, Les moved from Dauphin, Manitoba to Brandon, Manitoba to be near his youngest son Derek, and his wife Joanne and their daughter Sofia. Thanks to them, his books, and his wee terrier Tansi, he lived peacefully and happily as he recovered from his untiring support during Shirley’s long illness. A gentle man, thoughtful and considerate, wary of the judgemental and of those who claim certainty, Les accepted people at face value and made all feel at ease. A proud Mason, Les took great satisfaction in his charity work with the Shrine. A proud Scot, he esteemed Robert Burns’ poetry, roared with laughter at Billy Connolly’s comedy, and beamed with pride listening to his son Alan play the bagpipes. A proud grandfather, Les delighted in his grandchildren as they grew and encouraged their curiosity about the world, made them laugh, and listened attentively to their stories. Les spent the last three weeks of his life in Scotland, with his sisters and their husbands. Les adored his sisters and in his travel pictures, sincere joy emanates from his face. We all take comfort knowing how happy he was to return to his home for a visit. Les is survived by his three sons and their families, Lyle, Lisa and grandson Malcolm; Alan, Gillian, and grandson Graeme; Derek, Joanne and granddaughters Sofia and Freya; his sisters and their families, Vera and Bill Beattie; Alison and George Manson; his large extended family; and an even larger community of friends. A service celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2012 at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba with Rev. Larry McPhail officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 in memory of Shirley Ford.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
WALLIS: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday February 3, 2012 with his family by his side, Roy Archibald Wallis, aged 80 years, of Glenboro, MB. Roy leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Lorna (nee Steele), children Wendy (Corey) Keith of Turner Valley, Alberta, Randy (Shelley) Wallis of Glenboro, Cindy (Brent) Pringle of Glenboro, six grandchildren Michael (Chris) Murray (Natalie), Kirby, Drake, Teagan, & Gage, three great grandchildren Noah, Naomi & Abigail; brother Tim (Joyce) Wallis of Glenboro, sisters Eleanor (Jack) Hamilton of Glenboro, Sheila (Gordon) Sorensen of High River, Alberta, sister-in-law Alma Wallis of Wawanesa as well as numerous nieces, nephews & many friends. Roy was predeceased by his parents Luther (1974) & Sylvia (1980) & by a brother George Wallis (2008). Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Roy’s memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.
For online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
STEVENSON: The death of Jean Stevenson, beloved wife of Harry, loving mother of Connie and Kim occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the BrandonRegional Health Centre. Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
NOE: Louise Noe age 98,beloved wife of the late Emeri Noe died February 5, 2012 at the Bren Del Win Lodge in Deloraine, Manitoba.Mass will be held Saturday February 11, 2012at St. Antoninus Catholic Church Deloraine, Manitobaat 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be held before the service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church.Public interment to follow at the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery immediately following the service. Donations in memory of Louise may be madeto the BrenDelWin LodgeDeloraine, MB R0M 0M0 orto the Deloraine Palliative Care Fund Deloraine, MB R0M 0M0Messages of condolence can be madeonline at www.wheatlandfs.com Smith's Funeral Home (204) 747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
MUDRAY: Peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, Michael Mudray of Portage la Prairie, beloved husband of Stella Mudray passed away at the age of 97 years. Funeral servie will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm with Deacon Michael Strilec officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. Michael was born on October 13, 1914 son of Thomas & Malania Mudray at Arborg, Manitoba. He was raise and received his education at Rembrandt. He was employed as a farm labourer for several years and on June 22, 1940 he married Stella Ploschak and they made they home at East Bay near Rorketon until 1956 when they moved to Brandon where he was employed in the construction industry. Later he was employed at the Rivers Air base until it closed when they then moved to Portage where he was employed at CFB Southport. until his retirement in 1980. Michael was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption and a member fo the Herman Prior Centre. In his spare time he enjoyed doing carpentry work and woodworking, also maintaining his home and yard. His leisure time was spent at the Herman Prior Centre playing snooker with his friends. Predeceased by his parents, four brothers; Fred, Metro, Anton and William he leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 71 years; Stella, two sons; Michael of Brandon, Barry (Anne) of Winnipeg, three grandchildren: Tara (Steve), Trisha (Chris) and Colin, two great grandchildren: Teresa and Catherine. Also surviving is his sister Sophie Milarchuk of Toronto and several nieces and nephews. Flowers gratefully declined but should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com “Dedicated to those we serve”.
MISANCHUK: Ella (Lesiuk) Misanchuk, beloved wife of Edward Misanchuk, beloved mother and grandmother of Bruce, Bryan, Gloria, and Cynthia, entered into rest on February 2, 2012 at Fairview Home, Brandon, MB at the age of 86 years. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Brandon, MB. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake, MB with interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba.
Messages of condolences may be sent to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
BULL: Howard Edward Bull, Jan. 17,1933 - Feb. 4, 2012. Howard passed away peacefully with family at his side, after a short battle with cancer on Feb 4,2012 at the Hamiota Hospital. Howard was born in Hamiota Hospital on Jan 17,1933, the third of seven boys to Edward & Hazel Bull of Oak River. Howard attended school in Strathclair and later attended Manitoba Tech School in Winnipeg, taking mechanics and following his father's footsteps at Bull's Garage which operated for 66 plus years in Strathclair. Howard enjoyed fishing ,camping and anything that involved working with engines. Howard's later hobbies was with The Old Iron Club restoring old engines. Howard's best memory with the club was restoring an old Romely tractor, which can be seen around Strathclair. Howard spent endless hours after his retirement working with Willard and David Moffat in their shop. Howard married Ellen Woychyshyn on September 22, 2007, and they resided in Strathclair area until Howard's passing. Howard was pre-deceased by his parents, Edward and Hazel Bull; brothers Lloyd, Earl and his first wife Edith Bull. Howard leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Ellen Woychyshyn-Bull and family, brothers Larry, Don, Ken, Bob and families. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church in Strathclair on Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 2 o'clock. Services will be performed by Reverend Knight and Reverend Isaak. For those who desire, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Hamiota Hospital, Hamiota, MB. R0M 0T0 or BRHC Foundation "A Sense of Home" Campaign. 150 McTavish Avenue East. Brandon, MB. R7A 2B3. Howard's family would like to thank everyone for there support and many acts of kindness.
BARTEL, Barry Joseph: It is with great sadness that the family of Barry Bartel, age 49 years of Nesbitt, beloved husband of Pam and father of Chantal and Kyle, announce that his death occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The ceremony to celebrate Barry's life will take place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635McDiarmid Drive on Friday, February 10, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Earl Ricalton will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Barry may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WATT: Marjorie Pauline Watt, a very dear Mother and Grandmother. It is with deep sadness that Marj's family announces her passing on January 19, 2012 at the Fairview Home in her 85th year. Saying my last goodbye to you that morning mom, has left a heartache that will never heal (Linda). Marj is survived by: daughter Linda (Terry) Newhouse and granddaughters Tarren and Callie Newhouse; son Tim Watt and grandsons Jason and Daniel Watt, and also a sister Rose Hamilton. Marj was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank, on January 18, 1997. She was also predeceased by: her parents Paul and Nancy Santo, infant daughter, Janice, sister, Eleanor Mills and daughter- in-law Cecilia Watt. Marj was born on June 15, 1926 on the family farm outside Kipling, SK. Marj attended school in Bender, SK for her early years and high school in Kipling. She often talked of the seven mile trip with horse and sleigh in the cold winters to get to town for school every day. After high school, Marj attended a business college in Regina. She later worked in Regina for a while and then made a move to Winnipeg, to work with an insurance company. While Marj was working in Winnipeg, she met the love of her life, Frank on a greyhound bus she was taking home to Saskatchewan to visit family for the weekend. Frank got on the bus at Portage where he was working, on his way home to Birtle to also visit family. Conveniently, the only seat left on the bus was the one right beside Marj. They dated for some time and then were married on September 13, 1952. They lived in Portage for a short time and then moved to Brandon where Frank started work with the Brandon Fire Dept. and they made their permanent home. The next biggest event in Marj's life was the birth of her son, Tim. She gave birth to a daughter, Janice who then died in infancy, then gave birth to another daughter, Linda. Marj's job for many years to come was to be a full time mom. Her dedication to the well being of her children shone through when she would faithfully take her son, Tim two to three times a week to speech therapy because of Tim's hearing disability. She was determined to do what she could for Tim to hopefully bring some speech abilities out for him. She always put her children first. In years following for Marj was the excitement of seeing her son and daughter both marrying, then along came her four grandchildren; Jason and Daniel Watt, Tarren and Callie Newhouse. She adored her grandchildren who were so precious to her. Marj's passions were her knitting and crocheting especially when the grandchildren came along. The knitting needles were always clacking. She also loved animals big and small and had such a big heart for them. During all this, Marj and Frank were so proud to be members of the Royal Canadian Legion Brandon Branch #3, the Commonwealth Air Museum of Brandon and members of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. They did everything together through the years. Marj was also on the Ladies' Auxiliaries for the Legion, the Air Museum, the Church and the Brandon Fire Dept. She also did secretarial work for the Legion, Museum and the Church. Marj and Frank also loved their home away from home, their cottage at Otter Lake during summers. They enjoyed a lot of years there with family and good friends. Despite all this, Frank really was her world, but when he passed away on January 18, 1997, her world was shattered. With the help of her daughter and family watching over her, she tried to carry on for the next 15 years. Marj was able to stay in the family home of 54 years up until five years ago when she was forced to move to the Fairview Nursing Home because of physical disabilities. Marj was a woman of courage and strength and never dwelled on her own circumstances. She kept busy with her knitting and crocheting while in the nursing home but when her eyesight started to fail over the past year, she then was not able to do that anymore. Marj still tried to make the best of each day as she always said that "she loved life!" No matter how difficult things were becoming for her, she always prayed that tomorrow would be a better day! A sincere thank you to the 3rd Floor staff at the Fairview Home for their care and compassion in looking after our very special Mom and Grandma. The family would like to thank Vi Salyn, a very, very special friend of Marj's, who always spent time with Mom. Your love and friendship meant so much to Mom. She thought of you as her sister. The funeral service was held at Memories Chapel in Brandon on January 23, 2012 with Rev. Paul Sakasov officiating. Interment was in the Brandon Cemetery alongside her beloved husband, Frank. Urn Bearers were Linda Newhouse and Tim Watt. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Brandon Humane Society.
Message to My Mom:
I miss you so much already Mom but I can only imagine how happy you must bethat you are with Dad again. These past 15 years since we lost Dad, you andI shared so much together and I feel like I have not only lost my Mom, but Ihave lost my best friend! Your love all my life was endless and unselfishand you asked for nothing in return. You were strong and brave witheverything you have had to face these past few years. I will always admireyou for the genuine concern you always had for others despite your own misfortunes. I love you Mom and I will forever miss you! Linda
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KRAHN: Arthur Krahn, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, formerly of Brandon, passed away on Thursday February 2, 2012 at the Red River Valley Lodge in Morris. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Lydia; his children and their families, Darlene and Randy Klassen, Janine and Ward Parkinson, Brenda and Gene Ray, Ken and Jen Krahn; and his sister Freda Krahn. Following a private family interment at the Springstein Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at the Morris Fellowship Chapel in Morris on Monday February 6 at 2:30 p.m. There will be viewing at Morris Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Family Life Network, specified to the Ukraine Mission Trip. Morris Funeral Home 204-746-2451. Toll Free 1-866-746-2451
MISANCHUK: Ella Misanchuk beloved wife of Ed Misanchuk, entered into rest on February 2, 2012 at Fairview Home, Brandon, MB at the age of 86 years. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Brandon, MB. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake, MB with interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba.
Messages of condolences may be sent to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
RAYMER: Opal Irene Raymer (nee Lounsbury) It is with deep sadness that Opal's family announces her passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Opal was predeceased by her husband, Howard, parents and her siblings. She is survived by her daughters; Elna (Neil) MacDonald, Carol (John) Grainger, and son Don (Ann) Raymer. Aswell, she is survived by her grandchildren Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Jill and Katlyn; great-grandchildren Chris, Spencer and Opal; her great great-grandchildren Faith and Jaxon. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Opal was born in Treherne, MB on November 14, 1920 to Murray and Lillie Lounsbury. She was one of six children. When she was very young, the family moved to Brandon where she attended school and worked at various jobs. This is where she met Howard and they were wed in 1942. They soon started their family and Opal spent her children's early years molding their lives. She was very active in Church life at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church from the time she was four years of age. She and her family spent many joyful summers at their cottage at Clear Lake. She was athletic and enjoyed skating, curling and golfing. She was very social and treasured great times with her family and friends. Opal brought a ray of sunshine into everyone's day with her beautiful smile and caring nature. In her retirement years, Opal and Howard enjoyed traveling and wintering in Palm Springs. Opal enjoyed her final years in comfort at Riverheights Terrace. At this time, we her family would like to thank all her friends and caregivers. Although we will miss her forever she will be celebrated. The funeral service was held on Monday, January 30, 2012 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church with Rev. Paul Sakasov officiating. Private family interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JEDEL: Brenda Marie (Austin) Jedel (1951 – 2012), 60 years of age, a Carievale, SK. resident, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 after a brief battle with leukemia. She was born on November 10, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and Bernice Austin in Souris, MB. where she was raised and schooled, graduating in 1969. Brenda was married to Kurt William Jedel in 1973 and lived in Brandon, MB. with a brief move to Dauphin, MB. Brenda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and her life centered on her family and friends. Left to celebrate Brenda’s life are husband Kurt Jedel of Carievale, SK.; two children: Daryle (Nicole) and their daughters Brittani, Madison and Kianna of Gainsborough, SK. and Pam (Doug Brewster) and their sons Ben and Nolan of Calgary, AB.; brother Ken (Carol) Austin of Escondido, CA.; mother-in-law Ella (Lowe) Jedel of Austin, MB.; brother-in-law Marvin (Louella) Jedel and their children Clinton, Ryan, Amanda (Kyle Van Den Bussche) of Sidney, MB.; sister-in-law Patricia (Dave Juskiw) and daughter Sarah of Lacombe, AB., and her many cousins and friends. Those welcoming her to heaven include her parents Gordon and Bernice (Carley) Austin; father-in-law Karl Jedel. Brenda had a zest for life and a heart for people. She had a love and patience for children that showed in her many years of childcare in her home. Brenda loved doing crafts and singing along to music, be it the golden oldies or children’s songs. She loved shopping and could be drawn into any store that sparkled or had a glass piece in the window.She loved to travel and went on many special trips with family and friends. Trips to the lake to fish were especially enjoyable for her. Brenda was never far from a phone listening to family and friends share their joys, their sorrows, or just to chitchat. She loved to be needed. The funeral service was held from the Carievale United Church, Carievale, SK. on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rob Reed officiating. A reception followed in the lower hall of the church. A private interment service will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the devoted doctors and nurses that attended to her care in Regina (Pasqua), Saskatoon (Royal University) and Oxbow (Galloway Health Centre). Donations in memory of Brenda may be made to the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation, 2217C Hanselman Court, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6A8. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Carnduff, SK. (306) 482-3309. Neil Redpath & Kurt D. Ardron -Directors. To send condolences or memories to the family, please visit www.redpathfuneralhome.com
HOWEY: Constance May (Davidson), widow of the late Richard Howey, passed away at the age of 86 years in Brandon on January 29, 2012. Connie was born to Marjorie and Dave Davidson on the farm in the Lake Max district, sister to Peter and Garry. She took her schooling at Lake Max and Boissevain Collegiate where she received the B.J. Hales Scholarship to Normal School in Winnipeg and taught for 33 years in several Manitoba schools including Killarney, Morden, Lyleton and lastly in Brandon plus four years with Indian Affairs. She acquired her degrees from U. of M. and B.U. and was honored to be selected by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to teach in Ethiopia and later to be a recipient of Honorary Life Memberships from the Brandon School Division, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Assiniboine Historical Society. She took an active part in church activities, choirs and Sunday Schools, W.I’s and 4H’s in the districts in which she taught. Teaching was her love and continued contacts with former students were so important to her as were the charitable organizations, which benefited from her generosity. Friends from the Boissevain area held special places in her life as did the farm. Connie married Richard Howey in 1974 and together they farmed in the Harding district till 1989 when ill health forced them to retire to Brandon. They enjoyed much travel and several tours in those years and spent their summers at Lake Manitoba Narrows. Connie researched and wrote the Centennial history for Lyleton and with Richard’s help the “Home to Harding” in 1981. Other publications illustrated her interest in history and her keen sense of humour. Richard, the love of her life and best friend, passed away suddenly in 2004 after years of loving support as Connie battled several sessions of cancer. Fortunately, many good friends were there to give her support in the last years. Connie was predeceased by her husband, Richard, her parents, her brothers Peter (Helena) and Garry (Mary), and nephew Pat Davidson. She will be missed by nephews David (Erica), Jim (Eleanor) and nieces Sandra (Frank) Burton, Valerie Andrey and their families. In keeping with Connie and Richard’s wishes, following cremation, the ashes of both will be interred together in the Howey plot at the Brandon Cemetery with a private family ceremony.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
FALCONER: Florence Violet (nee Urssel) October 9, 1917 - January 29, 2012. It's with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our mother Florence in Victoria, B.C. She passed away peacefully and quite quickly at age 94. Florence was predeceased by Kirk Falconer, her husband of 44 years; Earl Hawkins, her partner of 12 years; her sister Alma (Jim) Cartlidge; and her daughter Deborah Jane Falconer. She is survived by her two daughters Karen (Joe Acquafredda) Falconer and Kim (Chris) Nixon; son Tom (Linda) Falconer; granddaughters Erin Falconer, Kelly Falconer, Sheena Nixon and Jade Nixon; grandson Bryce Nixon; and by her many adored neighbours and friends. Mom was a fun-loving fascinating woman and enjoyed everyone's friendship to the fullest. We will always cherish the memories of our mother, grandmother and friend. Mom will be missed by us all. Our special thanks go to the Ladies of Sidney Senior Care and in particular to Mercy Sagolili for their kind comfort and care. At mom's request there will be no funeral service, but the family will hold a celebration of her life at a date to be announced later this winter. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation might consider the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Condolences to the family may be offered at www.mccallbros.com.
McCall Bros. 1-800-870-4210.
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