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ROY: It is with sadness that the family of Damien Roy announces his passing at the age of 53 years at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday,October 25, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Damien's life will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. A private family interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Damien may be made to Brandon Community Options Inc., 136-11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J4 or to Helping Hands Centre of Brandon, 111-7th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3S5. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ROWE: Isabelle Grace Rowe. Isabelle Rowe beloved wife of the late Russell Rowe died October 27, 2013 at her residence in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 89 years. Memorial Reception will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Goodlands Fellowship Community Church, Goodlands, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will be held at Goodlands Cemetery, Goodlands, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Isabelle may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com Smith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088
MOONEY: Diane Mooney, aged 65, surrounded by family, died peacefully in Brandon, MB on October 26, 2013 after a courageous struggle with cancer. Diane was born April 29, 1948 in Ste. Rose, MB, daughter of Mary and Metro Boyechko. She grew up on the family farm in the Weiden District, attending Weiden Elementary School and Rorketon Collegiate. At the age of 17, she began her work career with the Singer Sewing Co. of Canada where she learned the art of sewing, enabling her to create beautiful outfits for her mother and herself and later costumes for her children. In 1967, Diane moved to Thompson, MB and in 1969, married and was blessed with four children; Leanne, Kevin, Janie and Tim. She began her career in government in 1979, with the Department of Indian Affairs, later transferring to the Department of Natural Resources in Brandon where she remained until retiring in 2003. Diane met her husband Blake in Brandon and they were married in 1990. They loved to travel together and had the opportunity to participate in the Communities in Blooms conferences across the country at which they had incredible experiences. They also loved to travel outside Canada, with Cuba and the Dominion Republic becoming their favorite destinations. Diane was involved in many community groups and activities over the years. Her greatest pride was coaching the age 4 and 5 YBC bowlers allowing her to share her love of the game. She attained her Masters Coaching Certificate, and was President of the Brandon Bowling Association for several terms. Diane won many medals both at the Provincial and National levels. Golf was her other passion, highlights being: President of the Glenlea Ladies League for several years, Board Member of the LPGA, long-time member of the Shilo Country Club. Diane participated in many tournaments, including her favorite, the Tamarack. The Army and Navy also benefited from Diane’s expertise as President for two years, as when she became a member of a group, it meant total commitment and involvement. Diane was predeceased by her father Metro Boyechko in 2001, and step-granddaughter Danielle Miskulin in 2006. She is survived by Blake her husband of 23 years, mother Mary Boyechko of Dauphin, four children and six grandchildren; Leanne Miskulin (Mark), Emma, Jack; Kevin Lukey (Edie) Chayton, Dayle; Janie Lukey (Will Bruce); Tim Lukey (Carlene) Ryan, Cory. Also surviving are three brothers, Brian (Joyce), Don, Ken and sister Karen (special friend Colleen); in-laws Gord and Audrey Mooney of Brandon, sisters-in-law Judi (Al) and Sharron (Doug); numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends. Diane’s children and grandchildren were the joys of her life and she gave them everything she could, but most of all - LOVE. Throughout Diane’s struggle, her true character and traits shone through. She was kind, caring, and loving, always putting others before herself. A Memorial Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332- 8th Street, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. An Honour Guard will be present from the ANAF Unit #10. Everyone in attendance is considered honorary pallbearers. If you so choose, a donation may be made in Diane’s name to a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank everyone for their support, kind thoughts and deeds.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
MARTENS: With great sadness the family of Eric Martens, age 82, beloved husband of Hertha and father of Karen, Roxanne and Rick, passed away at Fairview Home on Friday, October 25, 2013. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Mennonite Church, 951-10th Street, with Pastor Ken Quiring and Rev. Abe Krahn officiating. Viewing will be held prior to the service. Interment will follow at Rivers Mennonite Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Eric may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2 . Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BYCZKOWSKI: It is with great sorrow that the family of Agnieszka (Agnes) Byczkowski announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on September 21, 2013. Agnes was born on December 29th, 1930 in Czarniz, Poland. She was the daughter of Wladyslaw and Franciszka. Her first husband passed away in Poland. Later she came to Canada to marry Walter Byczkowski on March 19, 1988. Walter passed away in November, 2001. Mom resided in Canada for 23 years. In 2011, she returned to Poland to visit her children and grandchildren where she remained until her death. Agnes enjoyed many treasures in her lifetime including gardening and spending time with her circle of friends. Agnes had left Poland to marry our dad in Canada but she always made time to visit and call her children in Poland. Her family and friends were what she treasured most. Mom always had time for a visit and her smile was quite infectious. She also enjoyed sitting down and putting a puzzle together – there was no puzzle that was too much of a challenge for her. Predeceasing mom is her stepson Terry Byczkowski. Mourning her death are her stepchildren: Marilyn (Bob) Reid; Jim Byczkowski; her daughters Teresa (Ernie) Janzen; Tracy Bryant; and Patricia (Kelvin) Siemens; and her daughter-in- law, Carma Byczkowski; Agnes is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also mourning our Mom’s death are her children in Poland: Boguslaw Osowski, Jozef Osowski, Halina Gierszelwska, Miroslaw Osowski, Jan Osowski and their respective families. A memorial service for Agnes Byczkowski will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, 327-4 Street, Brandon, MB on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Father Kevin Smith.
VICKERY: It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of Gerald Gordon Vickery, born April 10, 1935 – Oct 8, 2013, after a great fight against cancer. The day he was diagnosed he told Brenda that he had, had worse news in 65 years of farming and he would fight it. Gerry was born and raised in Hamiota with the exception of a few years the family lived in Oak River. He spent most of his years on the farm three miles west of Hamiota, where he continued the tradition of grain farming and cattle farming. Gerry married Roberta Blackwell of Harding and they had two children Brenda and Ken. He leaves to mourn Roberta his wife of 54 years, son Ken (Lorraine), daughter Brenda (Dave), grandson Ryan (Kirstin), great grandson Ethan. Sister Nora Shier, brother Doug (Judy), brother-in-law Dick Hills and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Lois and Gordon, sister Evelyn Hills, sister and brother-in-law Sheila and Frank Thiede, brother-in-law Gerald Shier, two nephews Vince and Gordon Shier, sister-in-law Velda Vickery. He was also predeceased by his mother and father-in-law Robert and Jean Blackwell and sister-in-law Lillian Blackwell. Gerry enjoyed curling, even attending a few briers and a World Championship. He loved getting out to the coffee shop and being with the men. A great couple of days was when he was able to get away to Lake of the Prairie’s fishing or in November, when his son-in-law Dave came out to deer hunt with Gerry. Another favourite pastime was going to auction sales. We were never sure if it was the auction sale he was going to or the lemon pie and coffee! The ”birthday gang” gatherings in various locations with a nice supper and a game of cards were always special moments for Gerry. In the last couple months, Gerry enjoyed more frequent visits with his brother Doug and sister Nora; often just popping in to their homes for a conversation and cup of coffee. Gerry was a wonderful husband and father and a great provider. A graveside service was held for family and other relatives at the Hamiota Cemetery on Saturday, Oct 12 at 11:00am with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. A luncheon followed for all his friends to celebrate his life at the Hamiota Community Centre at 11:30am. Len and Ev Allan attended the register book. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Gerry’s memory to the Hamiota & District Sports Complex Memorial Fund, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were entrusted with the arrangements.
DADWe'll always remember that special smile,that caring heart,that warm embrace,you always gave us.You being therefor Mom and usthrough good and bad times,no matter what.We'll always remember you Dad becausethey'll never be another oneto replace you in our hearts,and the love we will always have for you.
STADNYK: Randy Stadnyk of Hatley, Quebec passed away on October 16, 2013 at the age of 52 years. Randy was predeceased by his father Matt Stadnyk and is survived by his mother Mabel Stadnyk of Brandon, MB, sisters: Sylvia Todaschuk of Winnipeg, Shirley Mott of Vancouver, BC, Trish Wyatt of Vancouver, BC, Sonia (Leonard) Park of Virden, MB, Donna (Orest) Buternowsky of Shoal Lake, Lynda Stadnyk of Stony Plain, AB, brothers Lennie (Linda) Stadnyk of Lumby, BC and Dennis (Bev) Stadnyk of Camrose, AB. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shoal Lake with interment following in the parish cemetery. Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy will officiate. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204)759-2160.
SMITH: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Bessie Winnifred Smith at the Assiniboine Centre on September 17, 2013 following a short illness. She left us peacefully with her family by her side. Bessie will be lovingly remembered by her family, daughter Janice Shannon, grandsons Shayne Poole, Jamie (Michelle) Poole and Brent (Jodi) Poole, son Laurie (Nancy) Smith and grandchildren Kim (Eric) Toupin, Scott (Shanna) Smith and Chris (Tina) Smith, son Scott (Val) Smith and granddaughters Caitlin Smith and Ashton Smith as well as fourteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Clara Myers and Fay (Ralph) Lowes. Born April 7, 1929 in Manitou MB, twin sister to Bill and daughter of Winnifred and Jim McLean, Bessie was raised on the experimental farm in Morden and following high school she found work in Treherne where she met Bud, the love of her life. They were married on April 22, 1949. In 1952, Bud was offered a permanent position with MTS so they moved to Brandon with their two small children, Janice and Laurie, and in 1959 they added to their family with the birth of their son Scott. As her children grew, Bessie began working outside the home. She was a sales clerk at several retail stores including Waddell's Tots to Teens, Wilson's Stationary and Christies School Supplies. She ended her career as the store manager at Belle's and Bows, located in the "new" Shoppers mall in 1985. Bessie and Bud made time to spend together during the hectic years of raising a young family. They were very involved in their children's activities but managed to bowl in the winter and golf in the summer together. They were both athletic and golf became a favorite past time for years to come. Bessie and Bud purchased a cabin at Brandosa beach in the mid 70s. They loved life at the lake and every available minute was spent there. The little cabin was often full to the rafters with their kids and grandkids and we are left with cherished memories of summer and winter sports, bon fires, lightening shows watched from the deck, star gazing, tan lines and many special times spent there together. After retiring in 1985, Bud and Bessie purchased property in Tarpon Springs, Florida where they spent many happy winters and cultivated many wonderful friendships over the years. Following Bud's passing in 1999, Bessie continued to drive to Florida every winter until her late 70’s when, at the insistence of her family, she begrudgingly agreed to fly south. Blessed with a rich, full and very active life, Bessie celebrated 50 years of marriage to the man she described as being "the best man ever born", and will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she adored. She was predeceased by her parents Winnifred and Jim McLean; her husband G.S. Bud Smith; her brothers Roy and Bill McLean and her infant son James Stuart. According to her wishes, Bessie was laid to rest at a private graveside funeral on September 27, 2013 with Lydia Glawson officiating. If friends so desire a contribution may be made in Bessie's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
She Has Achieved SuccessWho has lived well, laughedoften and loved much.Who has gained respect ofintelligent men and womenAnd the love of little children.Who has filled her niche andaccomplished her task;Who has left the world betterthan she found it; Who hasnever lacked appreciation ofEarth's beauty or failed to express it;Who has looked for the best in othersAnd given the best she had.Author Unknown
ROY: It is with sadness the family of Elizabeth “Beth” Andre Roy, of Brandon, announces that her death occurred on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born November 24, 1934 in Dunbar, E. Lothian, Scotland, Beth attended public school and in her earlier years she worked at a gift shop. She met her husband Don while he was playing with his pipe band at the Edinburgh Tattoo in August of 1952. They were married one year later in September 1953. They returned to Nova Scotia before moving to Oromocto, New Brunswick. Upon moving to Oromocto, Beth worked as a clerk at Reitmans, and owned and operated her own antique shop called “The Gozunda”. While living in Brandon, Beth opened her home and was a caring foster parent from 1972 to 1980. Once her daughters were all grown up, Beth returned to work as a clerk at Donogh Antiques from 1986 to 2007. After losing her eyesight and being declared legally blind, Beth retired. She was an avid collector of antiques and collectables and loved her plants and flowers. Although visually impaired, Beth worked in her yard until she was no longer able. Left to cherish Beth’s memory are her husband Don; daughters Heather (Ken) Petterson of Olds, Alberta and Donna Kiryliuk of Brandon; grandchildren David Petterson of Edmonton, AB, Josh Petterson of Drumheller, AB, Andrew Petterson of St. Paul, AB, Kyla Reid of St. Paul, AB and Shawn Kiryliuk of Edmonton, AB; great grandchildren Ziah, Jaxon, Talyn and Azen. She also leaves a brother David of New South Wales, Australia. She was predeceased by her parents Anderena and David Brunton, her brother Andrew and recently by her son-in-law, Bill Kiryliuk. The Ceremony to Celebrate Beth’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Beth may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8 or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 354 - 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G1.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NEWITT: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barry Newitt, surrounded by his loving family, on October 12, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Barry was born May 20, 1940 and lived in the RM of Blanshard with his parents, Raymond and Bernice, and sister Beverley. Their farm was located in the Moline District and would be where Barry farmed and raised his own family. Barry attended school at Moline and after completing his education began farming. In June 1966, he married Beverley Bridgeman of Moline, MB. Later that year, Barry began driving school bus for the Rolling River School Division while still continuing to farm. For many years he spent his winter months working at the Farmers Co-op Seed Plant in Rivers, MB. In 1996, Barry and Beverley sold the farm and retired to Brandon. Barry continued to drive school bus for Rolling River School Division until 1997 and then drove school bus for Brandon School Division until 2013. To Barry, driving school bus was his hobby and passion for the past 47 years. Barry leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Beverley; son Bruce (Jennifer); daughter Sheri (Brad); granddaughters Alyssa Newitt and Natalie Cholin; sister Beverley (Norman) Bridgeman; sister-in law Phyllis (Rod) Veitch; mother-in-law Marj Bridgeman and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Bernice and father-in-law William (Bill) Bridgeman. The funeral service was held at Central United Church on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Lydia Glawson officiated. Interment took place at Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Barry may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NAISBY: Mary passed away at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents John Robertson Naisby and Mary Jane Naisby (née Huntrods.) Mary is survived by her son, Brett St. John, daughter-in-law, Lyndsey Nichole Shantz and grandsons Shawn Robertson, Jason Alan Edward and Ian Thomas Naisby. Mary was very involved in the church and their various groups, such as the ACW. She had a deep love for friends, family, animals and sports. A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KURCHABA: With deep sadness, the family and friends of Louis Kurchaba of Rossburn, MB, announce his passing at the Rossburn District Health Centre on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the age of 86. Louis is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Phyllis of 52 years; his daughter Marilyn Sabeski (Garry); his daughter Bernice Schaworski (Brian); his son Jason Kurchaba (Wanda) and 11 grandchildren. Prayers will be said on Sunday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rossburn Town Hall. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Eliah Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Rossburn. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Fr. Michael Skrumeda will officiate.
Vichnaya Pam'yat.Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
KALINOWICH: Jodi Louise Kalinowich 1980-2013. Jodi was born a leap-year baby in Carberry, Manitoba on February 29, 1980, to Margaret and Bill Kalinowich, the second of three children. She attended R.J. Waugh Elementary School and Carberry Collegiate, from where she graduated in 1998. After working for some time in the community, Jodi obtained a certificate in Office Administration from Assiniboine Community College. She went on to become a Comprehensive Health Care Aide, graduating from ACC in May of 2000. In August of 2000, she was stricken by Multiple Sclerosis. After months of hard work and determination, she was able to return to work as a Support Worker for Spirit Sands Support Services until 2007, when she was unable to continue. With support from her beloved friend Peter, Homecare, and her family, she was able to live at home until she left us on October 19, 2013. From an early age, Jodi enjoyed travelling. Many summers were spent with her family in the car, pulling their camper across the country. She especially enjoyed a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2005. Jodi enjoyed many other activities, particularly watching Peter work on cars and racing at mud bogs, having bonfires, and spending time with family – especially Sundays with her Mom and Dad. She had great perseverance and, until recently, drove her wheelchair back and forth to her parents’ house, to appointments, and up the ramps into the van, so she could go out shopping with her mom and sister, and to attend family events. She had a great sense of humour and looked forward to sarcastic and lively exchanges with whomever crossed her path. Jodi was very proud of Peter’s achievements and took interest in his work in the garage. His many friends always took time to visit with Jodi when they stopped by. Jodi had a special relationship with Peter’s mom, Mary, and enjoyed the time that they spent together. The other most important events in Jodi’s life were the marriage of her sister Kristen to Tyson, whom she thought of as a brother, and the births of her niece Nora and nephew Nolan. She always looked forward to seeing them, and they couldn’t wait to see her also. She was affectionately known to them as “Auntie Wheels”. They would sit on her lap in the wheelchair and immediately take over the controls. There was plenty of laughter and lots of hugs and kisses when Jodi was with the kids. She was as special to them as they were to her. Jodi was predeceased by grandparents Orma Oar, Steve and Anne Kalinowich, and Helene Oar. She is survived by her beloved friend Peter Enns, her parents Bill and Margaret, brother Trevor, sister Kristen (Tyson Fisher), niece Nora, nephew Nolan, Papa (George Oar), Granny (Mary Enns), niece Ava, special friends Al and Joan Merko, and of course Sophie, her pet cat. Also surviving Jodi are several Aunts and Uncles, many cousins, and their families. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, donations may be made in memory of Jodi to either the MS Society or SMD (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities).
JOSS: It is with love and profound sadness that the family announces the passing of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Rose (Randall) Joss. Rose passed away peacefully on October 21, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Rose was born on March 19, 1930 in Brandon, the youngest child (and only daughter) of Ellen (Cleverley) and Albert Randall. She was raised and, with the exception of three years, lived all her life in Brandon. Rose attended Alexandra Elementary School until the end of her Grade 6 year. Due to the untimely death of her mother, Rose assumed the housekeeping duties for the family and did not return to school. During her youth Rose excelled at swimming and diving, so much so that her older brother, Art, forbade her from going to the Kiwanis Pool when he was on duty as a lifeguard for fear that she would upstage him. She met Peter Gorzen of the Griswold district and they were wed on June 24, 1949. Five children were born into this marriage: Norm, Barb, twins Russ & Ron and Patty. While living in Alberta, Pete was killed in a train-car collision in April, 1956. With four children in tow and pregnant with her fifth, Rose was able to return to Brandon with the help of her brother Bill in order to be close to her family. Rose eventually went on to marry Leith (Lee) Joss whom she had known since childhood. Together they raised Rose’s children whom he considered to be his own in every way, even legally adopting them. Rose and Lee also fostered numerous children through the Children’s Aid Society even adopting three of their wards whom they fell in love with: Bruce, Donna and Robin. When all of her kids reached school age, Rose went to work to supplement the family income. She found employment first at Chrest’s Dry Cleaners and then as a nurse’s aide at the Cornwallis Nursing Home and Central Park Lodge. Rose and Lee shared 26 wonderful years together. Their lives were mainly centred around family. They were avid sports fans particularly for hockey and baseball. Another favourite pastime was playing either yahtzee or cards with close friends, especially canasta and hearts. Tragedy struck again in October, 1982 when Lee was killed by a drunk driver while working for Wally’s Taxi.Rose was renowned in the family for the many sweaters and baby outfits she knit – in fact she was working on an outfit for her newest great grandson at the time of her passing. She also loved to bake and at Christmas time her freezers were overflowing with goodies for family and friends. After Lee’s passing Rose became a diehard bingo player for many years as this was a social outing for her. In later years Rose enjoyed watching TV sitcoms and classic western movies. Anyone who knew Rose well knew that her grandchildren and great grandchildren meant the world to her. This was immediately evident upon entering her home as the living room walls were covered in their pictures. Despite some health and mobility issues during the latter years, Rose was thankful and proud of the fact that she had been able to remain in her own home until the time of her passing. This was in large part due to the devoted care by her son Russ and grandson Corey & his family.Rose was predeceased by: her parents Ellen & Bert Randall; first husband Peter Gorzen; second husband Lee (Jolly) Joss; brothers Ed (Ab), Art and Bill; adopted daughter Donna. She is survived by: daughters Barb & Patty; sons Norm (Violet), Ron and Russ; adopted children Robin & Bruce; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by her faithful and beloved animal companions: Tippy, Willow and Candy. The ceremony to celebrate Rose’s life was held on October 25, 2013 in the Brockie Donovan Chapel with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Grandson Corey Joss, assisted by his children Addison & Carter, acted as the urn bearers. According to her wishes, Rose’s ashes were interred with her late husband Lee in the Veterans’ section of the Brandon Municipal Cemetery. If friends so desire, a donation can be made in memory of Rose to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, #2-37-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
Miss Me But Let Me GoAuthor: AnonymousWhen I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?Miss me a little-but not too long And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared Miss me--but let me go.
HOOD: Marguerite Evelyn. Marguerite Hood passed away on October 1, 2013 at The Dauphin Personal Care Home at the age of 91 years. She was born May 23, 1922 in Newdale, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her brother Lorne, parents Robert and Alma Coutts, husband John and daughter Jean Forbes. Surviving are her daughter, Marion Tordon of Calgary; son in law Phil Forbes of Ditch Lake, three grandchildren, Jeff (Judy) Forbes of Winnipeg, Jennifer (Jeremy) Beresnak of Calgary and Sarah (Evan) Tordon of Calgary; two great grandchildren, Juliana and Manuel Forbes and Marguerite’s special friend Linda Hamilton whose visits these past years brought her joy. Marguerite grew up on the family farm in the Newdale area. She graduated from Brandon Normal School in 1941 and taught for six years. Following her marriage to John on July 1, 1947 they farmed in the Cadurcis area before moving on to live in Cardale, Dauphin, Winnipeg and Brandon. Through the years she enjoyed gardening, camping, curling, golfing and spending time at the cottage at Ditch Lake. She valued connecting with her extended family and the many friends she made on her life journey. A graveside service was held October 5 as she was laid to rest in the Basswood Cemetery. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Cadurcis Church ladies for providing refreshments following the service.
Marguerite shared a great love for her family and friends and will be forever remembered in our hearts.
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