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BRUCE: Doris Ellen Bruce (nee Penelton). August 22, 1925 - November 22, 2013. Passed away peacefully at the Hamiota Health Centre with her daughters by her side. Doris is survived by her daughters Marilyn Bruce and Cathy (Phil) Fafard, grandchildren Philip, Cateline, Luke and Aimée; sister Merl (Colin) Cory, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George, her parents Robert and Ellen Penelton, brother Arthur and sister-in-law Helen, in-laws George and Catherine Bruce and special daughter, Haydee Smeets. Doris was born at Willen, Manitoba, moving to Miniota with her father, brother, and sister in 1933 following the death of her mother. She married George Bruce in 1948, and except for a brief stay at the Bruce farm, she lived in Miniota for the rest of her life, spending 80 years in the house on Railway Ave S. She played an active role in the community as an avid curler, supporter of the Miniota Figure Skating Club and the Fine Arts Festival, and was a proud member of the UCW. Once her beloved grandchildren came along, spending time with them became a big part of her life as she attended many sporting events and made many trips to Brandon and Dauphin. In later years, she became known as the “historian” of the community by all who knew her as she could produce bits of information seemed long forgotten. While she gave much to her community, she also received much from all her friends and neighbors. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Hamiota Health Centre for all the care and kindness extended to our mother and ourselves over the last several years. We also would like to thank the Miniota First Responders and Virden Ambulance Service for their care, concern and professionalism. A celebration of Doris’s life will be held on May 24, 2014 at the Miniota United Church, with fellowship to follow. Private interment will take place at that time at the Miniota Cemetary. Campbell Funeral Home in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’s memory to the Hudson Suite, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; Miniota and Area Foundation, Box 70, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0 or to a charity of your choice.
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BAILEY: Charles Allen (VE4LB) passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba after a short struggle with cancer. Arrangements are pending. Complete obituary information will follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Charles may be made to the Manitoba Amateur Radio Museum, c/o Dave Snydal, 25 Queens Crescent, Brandon, Manitoba R7B 1G1. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MISANCHUK: Edward Paul, March 30, 1924 - January 12, 2014. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of husband, father and grandfather, at the Brandon General Hospital. Edward was born in1924 to John and Caroline Misanchuk in the Jackfish/Ozerna area, the youngest of three children. He attended elementary school in Jackfish and completed high school in Erickson and Minnedosa. Edward began teaching at the age of 18, shortly after completing his teacher's training in Winnipeg. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Brandon University later in life. Edward started teaching in one room rural schools in Ravensworth, Montcalm, Grandview, and Rackham. He later taught school in Sandy Lake, Ethelbert and Brandon. His teaching profession spanned 38 years before Edward retired in 1983. In 1949 Edward met Ella Lesiuk at an Ozerna community dance and shortly after were married. Edward and Ella had a family of four, twin boys Bruce and Bryan and two girls Gloria and Cynthia. In 1950 they purchased a farm directly north of Edward's parents in Sandy Lake. The farm was bordered by two lakes and because of interest by campers, soon developed into a summer resort, Ed-venture Bay Campgrounds. Sandy Lake remained the focus on weekends and summer school vacations and well beyond school retirement, keeping Edward, Ella and family busy to this day. Edward was predeceased by his wife Ella, parents, John and Carrie Misanchuk, and his brother Peter Misanchuk. Edward is survived by his sister, Zenova Stephanyshyn, his children Bruce (Pamela) Misanchuk Airdrie AB, Bryan Misanchuk of ON, Gloria (Francois) Carrard of Brandon, MB and Cynthia (Richard Hodgson) of Airdrie, AB; and six grandchildren, Mike and Jon Misanchuk, Kara and Sigourney Burrell, Alexandra and Harrison Hodgson and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Father Michael Tkachuk will officiate.
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Those we love must someday passBeyond our present sight--Must leave us and the world we knowWithout their radiant light.But we know that like a candleTheir lovely light will shineTo brighten up another placeMore perfect --- more divine.And in the realm of HeavenWhere they shine so warm and bright,Our loved ones live forevermoreIn God's eternal light.
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
KLYWAK: Pete, beloved father of James (Karen), passed away peacefully at the Portage District General Hospital, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the age of 93. Pete was born on December 1, 1920 at Shoal Lake, MB. He was the second oldest of ten children (four brothers and five sisters). Pete is survived by his son James (Karen), three grandchildren, Vanessa Schurko, Mathew Klywak (LaDon) and Treina Topfer (Gaston). There are eight great grandchildren, Michael, Anthony, Gavyn, Erika, Kerwin, Christopher, Johan and Rinse, two brothers-in-law, John Kavanagh and Tom Emslie, as well as cousins, numerous nieces and nephews. He served with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada during WW II. Pete married Elizabeth Morison on February 16, 1950 in Rivers, MB. They resided in Bradwardine and Winnipeg, and he was employed as a driver for DND until his retirement in 1985, after 31 years of service. They moved to Brandon in the early nineties, where they resided for 20 years, they were very active with Seniors for Seniors. In March of 2011, they moved to Portage la Prairie to be closer to their son, Jim and family. In his younger years, he was a very active and talented curler, and also a life member of the Legion. Dad enjoyed playing crib, cheering on teams, like the original Winnipeg Jets and the Toronto Blue Jays. Mom and Dad traveled a great deal to places like Alaska, the Maritime Provinces and Senior for Senior tours by bus. His priority was his wife of almost 64 years and family. He liked to keep in touch with his siblings and their families. He loved being a grandfather; he drove many miles, and spent countless hours cheering on the children when they participated in sports. Pete was predeceased by his wife, Bette on December 5, 2013 and his brothers Mike, Henry, Joe and Edward and sisters Annie Busko, Mary Seminuk, Phyllis Riddell, Marg Kavanaugh and Lillian Emslie. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Pete may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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KIRKUP: Mr. Jack Kirkup of Melita, passed away at the Melita Health Centre, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his parents, Bert & Margaret Kirkup; son-in-law, Alan Sheridan; also two brothers and four sisters. Jack is survived by his wife, Edythe of Melita; five children, Elaine (Chris) Hunt of Killarney, Helen Sheridan (Les Kirk) of Hamiota, L.J. (Darlene) of Melita, Murray (Sharron) of Flin Flon, and Bert (Shelley) of Melita; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orma Minshull of Melita and Alda Sitko of Brandon; sister-in-law, Inez Snyder of Melita; also numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB., with (Rev) Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment followed at the Melita Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Melita & Area Communiplex (make cheque payable to: Melita Pool Committee Inc. Box 341 Melita, MB. R0M 1L0) Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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WASHINGTON: Ken Washington passed away peacefully on December 16, 2013. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, in 1933, and had eleven siblings. He is predeceased by his parents William and Doris Washington, first wife Alice Joy, grandson Jordan, brothers Robert, Lawrence, Ralph and sister Gwen. Ken is survived by his wife Muriel (nee Hay), daughter Brenda (Stormer), son Bill (Lidka), and four grandchildren, brothers Lew, Charlie, Jim, Don and sisters Marion, Pat and Doris. Ken served with the RCMP for 33 years; was the recipient of the Canadian Banks’ Law Enforcement Award and spent his later years in the Force as a homicide detective in Vancouver. Ken most recently lived in Richmond, B.C. A Celebration of Life to honor Ken will be held at a later date in Richmond, B.C.
VANBESELAERE: Mr. Albert Vanbeselaere of Melita passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the age of 81. Albert is survived by his seven children: Lorraine (Val) Pomedli of Pilger SK; Lorna Warsaba (Ken) of Melita; Ron (Deb) Vanbeselaere of Melita; Doug (Nancy) Vanbeselaere of Calgary, AB; Judy (Kelvin) Edwards of Medora; Terry (Lisa) Vanbeselaere of Reston; and Dwayne (Lynn) Vanbeselaere of Melita. He has 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren and 1 step great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers: Andy (Clara(deceased)) Vanbeselaere of Deloraine; Kenneth (Nadia) Vanbeselaere of Kelowna, B.C.; Victor Vanbeselaere of Melita; George (Gloria) Vanbeselaere of Melita; and sister Helen (Tom) Claeys of Deloraine; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Georgette (April 2013) and his parents, Maurice and Laura Vanbeselaere. Prayers will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Melita on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Paul Bisson as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Melita Cemetery. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB. R7A 1K2. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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SPENCE: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Florence Victoria Spence, on January 11, 2014, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 75. The wake service will be held at the Crane River Roman Catholic Church in Crane River, Manitoba, on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Church, on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
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MILNE: (April 11, 1938 - January 11, 2014). Donald Barrie Milne passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 11, 2014.  Prior to his very brief hospitalization, he had been residing at Hillcrest Place in Brandon.  Known either as Don or Barrie, Mr. Milne was the only son of the late Alex Milne and Frances Milne-McKeown of Brandon.  He is survived by his daughter Katherine Anne Milne of Winnipeg; aunts Anna Wall of Brandon and Shirley Mitchell (Walter) of Edmonton; many cousins and in-laws; and dear friends Elizabeth and Bill Goodridge. Don was predeceased by his wife Eleanor (Parker).  He will also be remembered by his step-daughters Patty (Eugene) Sansregret and Michele (Anthony) LaPointe- Dixon, grandchildren Crystal (Corey) LaPointe-Toyne, Kyle (Sarah) Sansregret, Marisa (Victor) Thompson, Nicholas Thompson, great-granddaughter Isabelle and sister-in-law Sandra Miller.  Don will always be remembered by his grandchildren for the time he spent with them either playing cards, telling stories or one of his famous jokes. Donald Barrie Milne was a charitable, kind and gentle man who loved the world and everyone in it.  For much of his life he also enjoyed the companionship of his pets. He was devout and steadfast in his Christian faith. His affable, uncomplaining demeanour, in spite of health problems he endured for many years, was an inspiration to others. He rose to lofty positions in Toastmasters International and was keenly interested in history and military matters.  He was proud of his association with the military and the Royal Canadian Legion, and grateful for the sacrifices made by Canadian men and women in uniform who have given so much to defend our freedom and preserve our Canadian way of life. Many thanks are extended to the staffs at Hillcrest Place and Brandon Regional Health Centre and Dr. Moller for their many kindnesses and the care they provided to Don. Donations in Mr. Milne’s memory may be made to charities of choice. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, with Rev. Paul Stade of First Baptist Church officiating.  Interment of Don’s ashes will occur at a later date. 
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KOHUT: Audrey, beloved wife of Tony Kohut, mother of Deborah, David and Tracy, died in the Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the age of 89 years. To Celebrate Audrey’s life a memorial reception will be held at the Souris Legion Clubroom on Saturday, January 18 from 12:00 -2:00 pm. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Audrey, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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JENKINS:(Ted) Francis Edward. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ted Jenkins, 68, of Oak Lake, Manitoba on January 8, 2014 as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. Loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother will be dearly missed. Complete obituary and funeral announcement will follow at a later date. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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KINSEY: The family of Betty Kinsey (Rubachuk) announces her passing December. 30, 2013 in Calgary. She was born in Sandy Lake September.24, 1950. Betty will be missed by her loving husband Wayne of 39 years, her two children Diane (Jeff) Chris (Melani) her brother Ronnie (Bev) of Neepawa.
She will be missed by all.
HAMMOND:Jack, beloved husband of Eva Hammond, father of Heather and Paul, died suddenly at his residence in Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 88 years. A graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Manitoba on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a memorial reception at the Elgin Community Hall. In memory of Jack, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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PERCIVAL: Margaret Victoria Margaret Percival, beloved wife of the late George Percival died January 11, 2014 at the Bren-Del-Win Lodge, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 91 years. In accordance with Margaret’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date with interment at Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Border Hills Cooperative; Box 566, Deloraine, MB R0M 0M0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home, 204- 747-2088.
MORRISON: It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Jean Morrison at 92, beloved wife of the late Earl Morrison.  Jean was born in the Shoal Lake District on March 15, 1921.  At three months, she was adopted by John and Marjory Birnie of Dropmore.  She was raised on the farm with her older brother Johnny, and attended school in Dropmore.  Her first love was horses, which remained near and dear her entire life.  Jean and Earl were married on November 11, 1943, and farmed in the Grainsby district, where they had one daughter in 1944, Erla.  Jean and Earl remained on the farm until 1966, when they moved to Louise Avenue in Brandon, often having young people in the basement suite, who ended up being lifelong friends, they were all very special.  Jean loved to garden and was very proud of her beautiful roses, sharing them with many. Jean was a real “people person” and loved to socialize.  Her door was always open, making those crossing her threshold feel very special.  “Sunday drives” any day of the week were a highlight.  Jean also enjoyed going to the Winter Fair, horse races, rodeos and concerts.  A couple years ago, Marg and Garry Gerrard took her for a plane ride, that really tickled her, and she couldn’t talk enough about it.  Jean was great at keeping in contact with family and friends, near and far, by phone and letters, always having a positive word.  Cooking was not her favorite pastime, but was always ready to go out for coffee or a meal.  Jean didn’t drive, so she took the bus and walked miles at a time right up until a couple of years ago. Jean spent the last two years at Victoria Landing, until she went into hospital in October. At the end of November, she was transferred to the Roblin District Health Centre. Jean was predeceased by her husband Earl in 1999, son-in- law Kerry Klein in 2011, her brother Johnny and all of her sisters and brothers-in-law.  Left to mourn are her daughter Erla Klein, grandchildren Tracy (Tony) Cox and Brad (Kim) Klein, great grandchildren Micheal (Sam), Mark and Megan McLennan, Kenzie Cox and Carter Klein, great-great granddaughter Kenley and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Castleavery Cemetery Fund, Box 29, Dropmore, MB, R0J 0L0 or the Dropmore Cemetery Fund, Box 155, MacNutt, SK, S0A 2K0 or a charity of one’s choice. 
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