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NICHOLLS: Ruth 'Doreen' Nicholls, (nee Parker) of Brandon, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on August 11, 2011, at the age of 83. Doreen was born May 5, 1928, at Rivers Manitoba; the youngest of 11 children of Walter and Sophia Parker. After leaving school, she began work at Brandon General Hospital, at the Rivers Training Centre, and again at Brandon Hospital. Doreen and Jim Nicholls were married in 1947. They had two children, Cheryl and Bill. They lived in Brandon and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Doreen and Bill returned to Brandon and Doreen took up an active life of volunteering, helping and supporting other seniors, and competitive bowling. She provided full time care to Bill's two boys, worked with the Auxiliary of the A.N.A.F., and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and on the residents committee at Grand Valley Place. An avid sports fan, she loved wrestling, hockey, curling and baseball, reading, and a good game of cards. She turned out beautiful baked goods in her tiny kitchen. She spent her final years at Rideau Park Personal Care Home; where she received meticulous and loving care. Doreen is lovingly remembered by her daughter Cheryl (Howard) Love, son Bill (Jane) Nicholls, grandchildren Keith (Valyne Craig) Nicholls, Debbie (Jerry) Lesage, Andrew and Anthony Wright, six great grandchildren, and two great- great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister Vera Burchell, and best friend and sister-in-law Rowena Lelond. Doreen was predeceased by her parents, nine siblings, Jim Nicholls, and grandson Kevin Nicholls. A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, August 17, at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, with Arlene Robertson officiating. All attending were considered honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MCNEILLIE: Gladys McNeillie of Brandon, passed away on April 7, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 87 years. A graveside service in her honor, along with the interment of Alexander McNeillie, will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. LOGO
MOSBY: Mrs. Maisie Mosby, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harvey Mosby, passed away at Valleyview Care Centre, Brandon, on Saturday, August 13, 2011. Maisie Lorena Mosby was born on April 21, 1913, on the family farm, 31-5-23, near Hartney, Manitoba, the second daughter of John and Emily ("Bessie") Thomas. She attended Melgund School through Grade 8, then Hartney High School. Hartney did not teach Grade 12 at that time so she completed Grade 12 in Dauphin. She attended Winnipeg Normal School and obtained her First Class Teachers Certificate in 1933. As it was the depression of the "Dirty Thirties" she was without a teaching position for two years. Later she taught at Whitewater near Hartney, at Egilson and Little Woody near Swan River and at Alcester near Minto. While at Egilson she met the love of her life, Harvey Mosby. Harvey and Maisie were married in 1941, and lived at Flin Flon where Harvey worked in the smelter of the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. At the request of her father, they returned in 1942 and farmed with him at Hartney. They bought land but lived with her father until he passed way in 1968 at the age of 90 years. They had three children Myrna, born in 1944, Ewen, 1948 and John, 1952. Maisie was interested in every aspect of the farm, throughout her entire life. Harvey and Maisie lived on the farm until they retired to their new house in Hartney in 1978. A member of Melgund United Church and later Hartney United Church, she taught Sunday School, was President of the United Church Women, Worthy Matron of Victoria Chapter #5 Order of the Eastern Star, and president of the Hartney Horticultural Society. After the devastation of Harvey's passing in 1979, she took courses at Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College, and later instructed classes in "Systematic Training for Effective Parenting" for young parents. Later she took a leadership training course through the Arthritis Society, and helped with arthritis self- management courses. Her greatest loves were her husband, her family, her church and her flowers. She was strongly determined and straightforward, with a deep faith. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and their achievements, and was delighted to have been blessed with three great-grandchildren in the past year. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey, her parents John and Bessie, her only sister Myrtle and husband Ross Delmage, three brothers-in-law, Orville, Edgar, and Bob Mosby, and her dear friend Mary Thomas. She leaves to mourn her passing, daughter Myrna (Larry) Adolf of Brandon, son Ewen (Amy) Mosby of Hartney, son Johnny (Karen) Mosby (former daughter-in-law Dianne) of Calgary, grandchildren Wendy Jo (Kurt) Ardron of Melita, Lisa (Adam) Howes of Calgary, Brittany (Mark) Walker of Stonewall, Juli Mosby and Dana Mosby of Calgary, and great-grandchildren Kadence Howes, Elena Ardron, and Alexander Walker. Maisie is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held from the Hartney United Church, Hartney, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Margret Kristjansson officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maisie's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, Manitoba. (522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron - Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
McKIBBON: Calvin Brook McKibbon, born October 26, 1959, died accidentally in Seattle, Washington, August 18, 2011. Funeral services to be held in White Rock, B.C. Full obituary and funeral details to follow.
McBURNEY: Howard Russell, beloved husband of Gloria and dear father of Leisa (Terry) Halloran and son, Sean (Jordan LaRoche) and papa to Abigail Halloran passed away peacefully on August 4, 2011 in the Brandon Hospital with his family by his side. He was born to Russell and May (Buckley) McBurney of Glenwood Souris District Manitoba July 26, 1930. Howard received his schooling at Forbes and Souris schools and Brandon Agricultural College before he returned to his parents farm. In 1966 he married Gloria Knight of Erikson, together they had a very successful Thoroughbred-breeding farm. Along with his passion for horses, Howard collected antiques and worked with leather, carving many belts and wallets and repairing many a bridle. In 1997 Fairlane Farm was sold and they moved to Souris. Howard was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Les of Burnaby, BC and sister, Eileen of Edmonton, Alberta. He is survived by his wife ,Gloria; daughter, Leisa (Terry) and Abigail (granddaughter) Halloran, of Boissevain; son, Sean (Jordan) of Arlington, WA; his brother Keith (Gwen Bomford) and family of Cobbelhill, BC, nieces Kim and Heather Mills, Edmonton, Alta and sister in law, Lil (McKenzie) and family of Burnaby, B.C. Memorial service was held at St. Pauls United Church, Souris on August 9, 2011 with Rev. Wendy Rankin officiating and Kim giving the eulogy. Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon. Kowalchuks Funeral Home of Souris was in charge of arrangements. In Howards memory donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care, c/o ARHA, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K2C0.
LUCKINS: On Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home in Wawanesa, Manitoba, Larry Charles Luckins passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer at 73 years of age. Larry was born in Sarnia, Ontario on October 29, 1937. Upon completing his high school education in Southern Ontario, he moved to Comox, BC, to join the Air Force for a few years as a Military Police Officer. On September 18, 1964, Larry married Mabel and they lived mainly throughout Ontario and Manitoba. He was a successful retail manger for such places as 7-11, Co-op and Economart. Larry enjoyed nature watching, gardening, and fishing, but his love of music was a constant from a young age. He was the drummer and band manager for the self named band, Lucas McCain and the Fire Strings. The band started out at the LaSalle Hotel in Winnipeg. Larry is survived by Mabel, wife of 44 years; his children Deena, Richard (Deena), Jody (Diane) and William (Talea); grandchildren Daniel III, Katherine, Bryndal, Dillon, Sienna and Jorja; great grandchildren Ava and Isabella as well as his sisters, nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his parents, William and Alice, brothers Daniel I and Darold Pete, and son Daniel II. A Service of Remembrance to honour Larrys life took place at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, August 12, 2011 with Pastor Jason Zinko officiating. A private family interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in Larrys memory may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
Messages of condolence may be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com.The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Brandon Assiniboine Centre, Glenboro Hospital and Wawanesa Personal Care Home for their care and support. Also a warm thank you to Brockie Donovan staff for their guidance and professionalism at this difficult time. A sincere thank you to the family and friends who supported us in so many ways on this journey.
LOGEOT: Gertrude (Gertie), 92 years, beloved wife of the late Rene Logeot, mother of Jim and the late Gary and Gerry, died in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, August 19, 2011. Funeral Service will be held at St. Pauls United Church, Souris on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Gertie, donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
KERR: Gladys Kerr (nee Saseniuk) passed away on August 18, 2011 at the age of 69, following a long and courageous fight with cancer. Beloved wife of Doug Kerr, and revered mother of Leslie and Tracy Kerr. Gladys leaves behind a wonderfully supportive and warm family. She will be missed by her sisters Jean Dunthorne, Vickie Davidson (Bob), Ronnie Atamanchuk (Nestor), Leona Bosch (Ken), Dianne Saseniuk, and Karen Scouten (Bruce) and her brothers, Alvin (Linda), Billy and Gerry. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ernie and Michael. She will be especially missed by her Uncle Michael Sasyniuk and Aunt Elsie and cousin Tedd Griff. The family would like to thank the members of First Christ of Christ Scientist (Ottawa) for their support and prayers. Gladys was a gardener and an artist. Her house was always surrounded by her beautiful flowers and bushes. She loved painting and a number of her paintings hang in family and friends homes. Her last project was making origami earrings to be sold and all proceeds sent to Japan to aid the disaster victims. A Memorial Service to celebrate Gladys life will be held at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, August 26th, at 2:00 p.m. She will be interred in the National Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please contribute to a charity of your choice.
KARAU: Mr. Fred Karau, beloved husband of Shirley Karau, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 with his wife at his side. He was 68 years of age. Fred was born in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan on January 4, 1943 to Adolf and Clara Karau, and was the youngest of seven children. They lived on the farm in a small house, there was a lot of hard work, but all worked together as a family. As they were a large family, there were many happy memories of large family gatherings, wiener roasts, ball games, horseback riding, and gopher hunting in the North 40. In 1961, Fred left home and joined the R.C.A.F serving in the cooking trade. He served on various bases and in 1964 was transferred to Baden-Baden, Germany. During this time, he was sent on a temporary assignment to the base in Sardinia. While stationed in Baden- Baden, Fred travelled extensively throughout Europe. He often reminisced about the diverse countryside, culture, and architecture which he thoroughly enjoyed, especially Austria because of its authenticity. Often various groups of young people from Canada and other countries would stop to work at the Base. It was here that Fred met the love of his life, Shirley (Kapetz) from Roblin, Manitoba. Their first date was July 1st, 1967 (Canada's Centennial), and the rest is history. Fred was posted back to Canada, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in December of 1967. During his tour of duty at Portage la Prairie, Fred was assigned to temporary duty at Shilo, during July and August 1968. As Fred and Shirley began their married life on July 27, 1968, their first home was a small camper trailer at Shilo. Upon completion of the summer assignment they settled in Portage la Prairie, where many new friendships were made. Their eldest daughter, Pam, was born in Portage la Prairie. In 1971, he was posted to Lahr, Germany, where he worked in flight feeding preparing meals for crew, service men and their families commuting to Canada, or to various peace keeping posts. Fred always had a special place in his heart for the people he met and friendships he made during this time and remained in close contact throughout the years. Their youngest daughter, Yvonne, was born in Germany and now their family was complete. In 1974, Fred was posted to C.F.S White Spruce (Yorkton, SK) and the family settled in Springside, SK. In 1975, Fred decided to change trades and acquired his voluntary release from the R.C.A.F. He pursued a trade in the carpentry field. Fred worked for various building contractors in the Yorkton area. Through hard work and perseverance, he attained his Journeyman's Carpenter Certificate. During this time he also built his dream home in Springside, which his family loved. Many happy hours were spent here with family and friends. In 1982, he attained the Journeyman Carpenter position at C.F.S White Spruce. In 1986, due to the closure of C.F.S White Spruce, he was offered the position of Carpenter with Base Engineering at C.F.B Shilo, MB. In order for his eldest daughter to complete her Grade 12 in Yorkton, Fred commuted for the entire year and the family then relocated to Brandon in 1987. After Fred's retirement in 1995, Fred and Shirley enjoyed many trips visiting friends, relatives, as well as many tourist attractions throughout the Prairie Provinces and the U.S Dakotas. He also enjoyed evening drives down Grand Valley Road and the Research Centre to watch all the deer. Fred was a very devoted and loving father attending every and any kind of event for each of his daughters, be it 4-H, band, dancing, running a half marathon, being the driver to various functions, or just offering them support and listening to their stories. Fred always made everyone welcome as soon as they walked in the door. He loved to tease young and old alike. His happy smile, mischievous sparkling eyes, his great wit and humor, and the love of a good time with friends and family will remain in our memories forever. He loved his daughters and was so very happy he was able to attend both their weddings. He always said he felt so blessed, and when his little grandson Dante was born he was the light of his Papa's eye. Fred had many diverse hobbies; fish aquariums, wine making, welding, woodworking, taping songs and movies, curling, duck hunting, card games, and various board games. He was very innovative and creative - be it in woodworking, welding or creating food trays. Fred and Shirley loved to go dancing and that was one thing he really missed when he became ill. Fred is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 43 years, Shirley, daughter Pam (Sean) Green; daughter Yvonne (Wayne) Adolph and his very loving grandson, Dante. He is also survived by brothers Doug (Frieda) and Walter (Martha); sisters Adela Swanson, Elaine Bliss, Violet Karau, Caroline Karau; sisters-in-law Lillian (Father Mironne) Klysh, Helen Kapetz, Marge Kapetz, and Fran Kapetz; as well as many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless good friends. Fred was predeceased by his parents Adolf and Clara Karau, an infant brother and sister, brothers-in-law Carl Swanson, Nick, Pete, and Mike Kapetz; and sister-in-law Matilda Mitchell. Funeral services were held at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 13, 2011 with Pastor Edmund Mielke officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.We thank God for his life and the legacy he has left with us all.
We love you. God bless you Dad. Rest in Peace.
GIBSON: Calvin Peter Gibson March 20, 1934 August 8, 2011. After a long and hard fought battle with multiple myeloma cancer and kidney failure, Calvin passed away at Brandon hospital, with his family at his side. Calvin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years. Christena (Moffat), his son Shayne and wife Melanie along with their children, Tony (Mandy), Blair (Claire) and Jason (Lianne) and great granddaughter, Taryn Gibson, his daughter Sherry (Mullin) and husband Boyd along with their children Kailey, Candis and Shannon Mullin, and son, Derryle and wife Chris, as well as daughter-in-law Pat and her children Ryan Gibson and Kristin (Mat) Evans. Calvin will also be missed by sisters Gayle Currie and Faye (Danny) Stacey, brothers Ken (Laurie) and Jim (Heather) Sabad, sister-in-laws Mary Louise (Del) Walton, Georgena Moffat, Gwen Moffat and brother- in-law Andrew Moffat and his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Brent (1987), parents Peter (1935) and Mabel (1997), brother David (2000), mother-in-law Tena (1986), father-in-law Russell (1958), sister-in-law Myrtle Sabad (1999), brother-in-laws Brian Moffat (1984), Frank Young (1993) and Bob Currie (2009). Calvin was born in Killarney, Manitoba. on March 20, 1934 the second son to Peter and Mabel Gibson. After completing his schooling in Holmfield, Calvin began farming. He worked in Sherridan and Lynn Lake, Manitoba the first two winters and in Atikokan Ontario to following winter. Along with the grain farming. Calvin also enjoyed cattle and spent many years raising and selling purebred cattle and bulls under the name Double C Charolais. In later years once he retired from farming he worked for Ecusta Fibre buying flax straw and for Shur-Gro at the anhydrous plant in Mather. In 2002, after being on the farm fifty years Calvin and Christena moved to Cartwright. Calvin enjoyed each day as it came and lived life to the fullest. He never missed an opportunity to visit and socialize with his friends and family. He enjoyed playing softball, curling, golfing and a game of pool. He also enjoyed gardening, country music, dancing and travelling with family. He was fortunate to have taken trips to the east and west coast as well as Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, New Zealand, Australia and the Dominican Republic. Sincere thanks to Dr Riche and the caring staff at the Brandon renal unit who were so thoughtful andcaring during this difficult time. Also, special thanks to all of his friends who took the time to visit him at home and at the diaylsis unit. A celebration of Calvins life took place on Friday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Cartwright United Church. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a donation may be made in his memory to the Brandon Dialysis Unit c/o Brandon Regional Health Centre. www.wheatlnd.com
EVANYSHYN: It is with great sadness that the family of William "Bill" Evanyshyn announce his passing on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Noni; children Rod (Yvonne), Jim (Charlotte) and Richard (Sheila); five grandchildren, four great grandchildren; brother Stan (Ollie); sister-in-law Hope Evanyshyn; brother-in-law Bob Harper and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at a come and go reception in honour of Bill on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Monterey Estates Community Centre, 40 Mockingbird Drive. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bill may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
EVANS: The death of Carol Evans, loving mother of Stacey and Josh Randall, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Donations in memory of Carol may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DOW: Dr. George E. Dow of Killarney, beloved husband of Ruth dad to Anne (Stephen) Dow-Clark, Edward (Murielle), age 81. Died onAugust 18, 2011 at the Bayside Personal Care Home Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of George may be made to Killarney United Church Building Fund or Bayview Friends (Bayside).
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.comKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd.
DECHKA: On July 20, 2011, Wayne Michael Dechka passed away after a courageous fight with cancer. Wayne was born to Mildred and Michael Dechka on October 28, 1950, in Brandon, Manitoba. During the time of his passing, Wayne was employed with Mayfair Optical Clinic in Victoria, B.C. The staff, management and clients at Mayfair Optical easily became a second family to Wayne. Their kindness and support during his fight with cancer was above and beyond all expectations. Wayne will be dearly missed by his mother Mildred Dechka, sisters Judy Cumming, Shirley (Darrell) Hensrud of Chilliwack, B.C., and nieces Carrie (Rick) Basaraba, Corinne (Brent) Willms. Also great nieces Christi and Rylie Basaraba, Courtney Willms and great nephew Brant Willms. Wayne was predeceased by his father Michael and brothers Murray and as a baby, Barry. A private service will follow at a later date.
BRIGHT: Caroline Alice Bright, 1913 2011. On August 17, 2011 our beloved Mother, Caroline (affectionately known to all as Kay) reunited with her husband, Oliver (1914-1985). She is survived by her five children, Carman, Ray, Sharon, Eileen, Kerry and their spouses; her 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and her two brothers, Chris and Morley Sutter. The eldest of 6 children Kay was raised in Redvers, Saskatchewan. Kay loved sports and during her high school years was active in basketball and baseball. On graduation from high school in 1933 her interests took her to teachers training in Moose Jaw, Sk. She then taught school in Saskatchewan until her marriage to William Oliver Bright of Sinclair, Manitoba in 1938. Kay and Oliver farmed in Sinclair from 1938 to 1975. Kay was active in the Sinclair United Church for many years where she played the organ and sang. Kay and Oliver sold the farm in the fall of 1975 and moved to Brandon in the spring of 1976. Following Olivers death in 1985 she resided in Brandon. In 1994 she moved to Minnedosa to be closer to her son, Ray, and daughter-in-law, Darlene. In 2004 Kay became a resident in the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Kay will be remembered for her gentility and as a hard working farmer and Mother. The Family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for all the kindness and care received by Kay during her stay at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Funeral Service will be held at the Minnedosa United Church on Monday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Expressions of condolences may be expressed through a charity of your choosing. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868.