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DELAURIER: It is with tremendous sadness that the family announces the passing of Rheal Delaurier, on Sunday, January 12, 2014 following a courageous and determined battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia, at the age of 45 years. Rheal was born on May 4, 1968 in Ste. Rose du Lac to Lionel and Paulette (née Pelletier) Delaurier, the 2nd of 4 children. He attended school in Ste. Rose and graduated from Ste. Rose Collegiate in 1987. Rheal attended ACC in Dauphin for his Motor Vehicle Mechanics Diploma. Rheal began working at Canadian Motors in Brandon as part of his work experience and completed his apprenticeship there. Rheal achieved Ford Senior and Master Technician status. He also worked for Dupuis Choice Auto and The Garage/Auto AG Parts Direct. In August of 2012, Rheal joined Manitoba Hydro as a Fleet Mechanic Trainee and was looking forward to going back to school for his Heavy Duty Mechanic ticket. Rheal was so many things to many people. He loved to talk, laugh, play jokes and always had a witty comeback. Rheal was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed it whether it was a family member, a friend or a complete stranger. He would do absolutely anything for anyone and fix things that were within his power. Rheal and Sheila were high school sweethearts and were married on June 5, 1993 and Rheal proudly became a member of the Robert and Yvette Beheyt family. Rheal and Sheila were blessed with two daughters, Jenna and Kaelyn, who were the sparkle in their dad’s eyes and his ultimate pride and joy. Rheal loved them to pieces and will continue to look upon them from the heavens above. He loved the game of hockey, playing minor hockey in Ste. Rose both as a player and a referee. He played with the Ste. Rose Royals and the Elkhorn Canadians along with a million games or so in the summer and winter leagues in Brandon. Rheal wore #55 and was known as the Freight Train, never backing down and digging deep in the corners. Rheal and his daughter, Jenna, were dedicated season ticket holders for the Brandon Wheat Kings and his favorite NHL team was the Calgary Flames. He loved spending time with his girls, whether it was swimming, skating, gymnastics or school activities. The family spent their summers camping at various locations, but made many wonderful memories camping at AJ’s at Sportsman’s Park at Clear Lake. It was one of their favorite places to be. Rheal was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in March/2013 and began a courageous battle against a terrible disease. He admiringly and silently endured this battle without one word of complaint. Rheal always looked for the positive side of things and he battled every rocky mountain and curve ball thrown into his path and got back to his feet every time ready to fight some more. The superb oncology team at CancerCare Manitoba and GD6 Leukemia/BMT floor at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg provided Rheal with some options to try, and he did with his wife, daughters, family members and friends supporting and cheering for him every step of the way. Unfortunately, Rheal’s body could not keep up with the strength of his spirit, giving out on him before he was ready or wanting to let go. Following a tremendous battle, where he never took a step back and fought with everything he had, Rheal passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday morning, January 12, 2014. Rheal, you will be missed by so many people. May you now rest in eternal peace and graduate from being the earthly guardian angel that you were to so many, to a heavenly guardian angel watching over us from above. We love you and may you rest in peace, our healing angel…until we see you again. Thank you for being you and for all that you’ve given us. Rheal was predeceased by his nephew Zachary. Rheal will be forever remembered and loved by his beloved wife Sheila and his cherished daughters Jenna and Kaelyn of Brandon, his parents Lionel and Paulette Delaurier of Ste. Rose du Lac, his siblings Colette (Vern) of Winnipeg, Joel (Stephanie) of Reykjavik, MB, Lorette of Brandon, his in-laws Robert and Yvette Beheyt of Ste. Rose du Lac, his sister-in-law Karen of Brandon, his niece Melissa and nephews Deagan, Justin, Daenen and Jack, as well numerous aunts, uncles, extended family and many friends. A Celebration of Rheal’s Life was held at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, please consider making a donation in memory of Rheal to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9, or to the GD6 “Leukemia Care Ward,” Patient Comfort Trust Fund, c/o Health Sciences Centre Foundation, 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1R9. In the course of his treatment, Rheal required many blood transfusions. If you are able, please consider donating blood to your local Canadian Blood Services in memory of Rheal and give someone the gift of life.
“If we could have a lifetime wishand one dream that could come trueWe would pray to God with all ourhearts just to see and speak to youA thousand words won’t bring you backWe know because we’ve triedand neither will a million tearsWe know because we’ve criedYou’ve left behind our broken heartsand precious memories tooBut we never wanted just memoriesWe also wanted you”We love you and miss you so much……This isn’t goodbye – it’s just see you later………Messages of condolence may be placed at
DEACON: The death of Robert John “Bob” Deacon occurred on Friday, February 14, 2014 at his residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bob’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Harvey Hurren will officiate. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bob may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CAMPBELL: Douglas Campbell, beloved husband of the late Jean Campbell, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 93 years. A memorial service to honour Doug’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to Prostate Cancer Canada, 2 Lombard Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5C 1M1. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BARGIAMIS: Paul Bargiamis passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 2, 2014 at the age of 75 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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BAKER: It is with great sadness that the family of Dale Rae Baker informs you that Dale passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014 with her family at her side at the young age of 63. Dale was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Sylvia and Stepfather Bill. Left to cherish her memory is husband Roy, sons Duane (Gina) and Tyler (Jessica), grandchildren Gabriel, Ethan, Brooke, Faithe, Dylan, brother Russell (Donna), Uncle Russell (Edith) Langseth, several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Dale was born in Hamiota, Manitoba and lived on the family farm near Birtle, Manitoba. Her parents sold the farm and moved the family to Virden. Her dad’s career took the family to Regina, Saskatchewan and eventually back to Virden. When she was 13 years old, her father was killed in a tragic car accident. There were a few more years of moving around after her father’s accident and their journey eventually took them to Duluth, Minnesota where her mother had purchased a motel. Her mother met a man there that would become her Stepfather. Dale did not want to go to school in Duluth, so she attended high school at St. Michael’s Academy in Brandon, Manitoba. In the summer, when school was on break, she returned to Duluth to help her mother with the motel. Her next school stop was Neelin High School where she met her future husband, Roy. Roy and Dale lived on the Family farm south of Brandon where they had two children, Duane and Tyler. Roy and Dale decided to buy a farm south of the Brandon Hills and give farming a go on their own. While Roy worked the farm, Dale worked in Brandon at various car dealerships. When the decision was made to sell the farm, they moved to Brandon where Dale took up several careers in retail. Some of Dale’s favourite things to do were farming, gardening, camping, and being part of the Brandon Hills Fireflies. She enjoyed entertaining company, traveling, five pin bowling and Elvis Presley. She will be missed with all our hearts and we’ll always cherish the times we spent together. She was always there when we needed her. She is a mother and wife, and in that role there was not a better, stronger, or more loving person. She did everything she was supposed to do and more – she took care of her family when they were sick, celebrated their victories, comforted them in defeat, and protected them from those that dared to harm them. She provided guidance as her family grew. She was selfless to a fault and always put others ahead of herself. The times that she was able to spend with family and friends were the most important times of her life. Dale was a remarkable person and it is doubtful she ever realized the impact that she had on so many people’s lives. Dale will be deeply missed by all. Dale’s family would like to thank all the staff at the Assiniboine Centre and Fairview Home for their wonderful care. The funeral service was held at Central United Church on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Hills Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were nieces Sue Farguson, Jill Elvers, and nephews, Darren Baker, Ray Everett, Harlan Andrews and Travis Fife. Donations in Dale’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4A9 or to a charity of choice.
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ASHBEE: Pastor Ronald William Ashbee, age 95 years, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully at his residence, Fairview Home on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Born in Shell Lake, Saskatchewan October 16, 1918, the third of seven children born to George and Gwendolyn Ashbee, Ronald trained for ministry at Bethel Bible Institute in Saskatoon, SK and began serving as a pastor in 1942. Over the next 50 years he pastored Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada churches in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba. On November 24, 1951 he married May Irvine in Prince Albert, SK. Three children were born to Ron and May: Phyllis and twins – Beverley and Billy. Pastor Ashbee was a gifted tenor soloist with a heart for evangelism. In 1971, Pastor Ron Ashbee relocated to Brandon from Winnipeg to become the Pastor of Brandon Calvary Temple. In 1981, he served as Staff/Evangelist at Bethel Temple and then as Director of Evangelism in the Manitoba & NW Ontario District of the PAOC. Throughout his ministry, Pastor Ashbee was invited to preach in Alliance, Baptist, Anglican, and United Churches, to name a few. After retirement Pastor Ashbee was active in Bethel Christian Assembly, and was known for his prayer life, visitation ministry, and his words of encouragement. Ron was predeceased by his wife May on August 2, 2011 and by all of his siblings. He is survived by Phyllis (Dennis) Reimer, Bev (Lyle) Beswitherick, and Bill (Bona Jean) Ashbee, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. The last three years of his life Pastor Ashbee was a resident at Fairview Home in Brandon, and received wonderful care. His life impacted many people across Canada. His family cherishes the spiritual legacy he left. The Memorial Service to celebrate Ron’s Life was held at Bethel Christian Assembly on Monday, January 27, 2014. Pastor Mike Davis and Pastor Bill Ashbee officiated. A private graveside service was held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ron to Circle Square Ranch, kids camp, Box 99, Austin, MB R0H 0C0.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PASS: The family are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Gordon and Joyce Pass of Brandon, who passed away within hours of each other, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre. Married for 60 years, they were parents to Mary-Ann (Gerald) Canart and Richard Pass; grandparents to Jordan (Meaghan) Canart, Matthew (Corrina) Canart, Joel Canart, Jonathan Canart and Jade Pass; great-grandparents to Eli, Clara and Patrick Canart. Also surviving are Gordon’s sister, Brenda Hunt and brother, Derek (June) Pass. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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WIENS: Jean. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jean Wiens. Jean passed away on January 19, 2014 at the Virden Hospital after a short illness. Jean was born May 24, 1923 to Jack and Jane Dickie and grew up in the Miniota area, living on different farms and going to school in Miniota and Beulah. Upon graduating high school she attended Normal School in Brandon and received her teaching certificate. She taught school in Virden and McCreary. While teaching in McCreary she met a young man by the name of John Wiens and they were married after he came home from war. They lived on a farm at Kemnay and then moved to a farm at Miniota. They moved into Miniota in 1960 and Jean started teaching there shortly after that. She retired from teaching in the late 1970s and worked at Goulter School as a resource teacher when they moved to Virden in the fall of 1979. While in Virden, they joined the Good Sam Club and they had many great camping experiences with good friends with common interests. They spent quite a few winters in Phoenix. After John had a health scare, they decided to stay in Canada for the winters and picked Penticton as the place to stay. They also had trips to Scotland, England, Alaska and Holland. Jean was active in the UCW in Miniota when they lived there and she carried on to help out at Virden. She always enjoyed working at the spring rummage sale. She loved to visit and was always pleased when someone dropped in for coffee. She took hardanger classes and knit sweaters for newborn babies in Africa. She played cards at the New Horizon Centre. She was a member of the lawn bowling club. If she wasn’t otherwise occupied, she would work on puzzles and crosswords from the paper. When she was younger, Jean loved to dance and would dance every night of the week if she could. She took advantage of trips offered through the SAIL program. She loved to go shopping and really missed the spontaneous trips that she and John used to go on. Jean is survived by daughters Pat (Mac) Lelond and Marilyn (Rob) Warkentin; grandchildren Tracy (Nick) Young, Jody (Ken) Still, Duncan (Kristen) Lelond, Jeff Warkentin, Steven (Jill) Warkentin and Chris (Melissa) Warkentin; great-grandchildren Mikaela and Jessica Young; Brandon, Geordan, Dannika and Conan Still; Daryin Lelond; Chelsea, Cole, Ashleigh, Damon, Tyler, Madelyn and Emily Warkentin; siblings Maud Bryant and Bob (Gladys) Dickie; brothers and sisters-in-law Manno and Helen Wiens, Edgar and Ridia Wiens, Emma Wiens and numbers nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband John Wiens; parents Jack and Jane Dickie; brothers-in-law Les Bryant, Harry Wiens, Harry Rand and Elmer Wiens; sisters-in-law Anne Rand and May Wiens. A celebration of her life was held at St. Paul’s United Church on January 25, 2014 with a service prepared by the family. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Miniota Cemetery next to her husband John, at a later date. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
WILTON: Verna Wilton (nee Frederickson). Verna Wilton, beloved wife of the late Howard Wilton, of Glenboro, MB, formerly of Brandon, MB passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Glenboro Personal Care Home at the age of 92 years. Left to mourn Verna’s passing are her sons Turner (Debbie) of Edmonton, AB, Mark (Rhonda) of Virden, MB, Scott (Daun) of Edmonton, AB and Ward (Elaine) of Balmoral, MB, daughter Rhonda (Russel) Thiessen of Abbotsford, BC, grandchildren Corey (Tammy), Christy (Steven), Marnie (Gilbert), Shannon (Brett), Shawn, Jason (Sue), Ryan (Sheila), Tara (Woody), Tracie, Shawna (Dave), Michael (Emmanuel) and Tyler (Leanne), and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Brody, Makenna, Jessie, Mekai, Kianna, Brandon, Matthew, Ashleigh, Julia, Graham, Marcail, David, Nicholas, Danielle, Ivan, Eastan, Kholt, Tanner, Lucas and Nolan. Also left to mourn Verna’s passing are her sister Elvina Jamieson and brother Allan “Friday” (Bernice) Frederickson of Glenboro, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Verna was predeceased by her husband Howard, parents Fred & Thora (nee Sigurdson) Frederickson, brother Turner (Eileen), and brother-in-law Bill Jamieson. Funeral Service will be held in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014, with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Verna’s memory to CancerCare MB, 300 McTavish Ave. E., Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
NAGORSKI: Cyril Leonard Nagorski, beloved husband of Maxine Nagorski of Neepawa, MB; entered into rest on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 51 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB. The Nagorski family would encourage you to donate blood in memory of Cyril or make a monetary donation to Canadian Blood Services. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
PURDIE: Francis "Frank" Purdie, B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S. C., died peacefully in Brandon on December 26, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthews Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The Right Rev. James Njegovan will officiate. Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
FOSTER: Mabel Ellen Foster (nee Clemis). Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Mrs. Mabel Foster of Somerset, Manitoba passed away at the age of 84 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her three children: Marilyn Foster, Carolyn (Jim) Manastyr and Melvin Foster; four grandchildren: Jessie, Jenny (Randall), Joe (Amanda) and Carrie-Ann (Danny); two great-grandchildren Dorian and Kurt; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mabel was predeceased by her husband Murray in 1994. Funeral Services will be held in the Somerset Catholic Church on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Allison Halstead officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200-6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
DANYLUK: Larry Max Danyluk. With great sadness the Danyluk's announce the passing of Larry on February 2, 2014 with wife Edie at his side. Larry was born May 22, 1948 in Shoal Lake, MB to proud parents Max and Jessie. Larry was the second of four children. His older brother David, younger brother Garry and youngest sister Janet grew up in the Oakburn area where his parents farmed, then eventually moved to Winnipeg. Larry loved his childhood on the farm and despite years living in Winnipeg and in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, he would return to his rural roots to raise his own family. Larry's adventures in the north began when he joined the Hudson's Bay Company out of high school. He worked in and managed stores over northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He met the love of his life, Edie Jones, while in Norway House, MB. They were married in Napinka United Church on October 30, 1971. They lived in the north together until moving to Winnipeg where Larry took his Meat Cutters Certification at Red River College. During a visit home to Melita, Larry took a job at Souris Valley Processors where he spent the rest of his career. Edie and Larry moved back to Melita in time for the birth of their first daughter Lisa. In 1977, they moved to the acreage that would be their family home. Daughter Elaine was born in 1981. Larry loved being part of the tight-knit community. During his daughters school years he took part in chaperoning school events, was a 4-H instructor and his favourite summer past-time of coaching softball. Over the years of living in between Napinka and Melita he took part in recreational hockey, a part of the United Church Committee, golfing and his favourite winter past-time of curling. He enjoyed mentoring youth from Melita School that worked with him at SVP. He enjoyed town events and would take his out of town guests to all Melita offered - showing off his town with pride. Larry's number one priority was family. He put the needs of them first and passed this value down to his daughters. There was no greater pride in his life than the accomplishments of his family. He leaves his wife of 42 years Edie; daughters Lisa (Mark) and Elaine (Royce), and the apple of his eye granddaughter Isabella to cherish his memory, along with brother David (children Eddie, Audrey, David and Adrienne), younger brother Garry (wife Ginny and children Steven and Kaila), nieces Ann Louise (Jose), Diane (Tim), brother-in-law Wayne (wife Linda and children Tammy and Corey), sister-in-law Barb (husband Fred and children Darrel, Ryan and Andrew) and brother-in-law Bruce (daughter Melissa), as well as, many grandnieces and grandnephews. Larry was predeceased by his father Max, sister Janet, mother Jessie, brother-in-law David, father-in-law Howard, mother- in-law Dora and nephew Christopher. A celebration of Larry's life was held Friday, February 7, 2014 at Victoria United Church, Melita, MB with interment at Napinka Cemetery.
~ A Life's Work Well Done ~
HALLELUJAH, it is with thankful hearts that we announce that Heinz Werner Wilkens of Brandon has gone to be with our Lord and Savior. Willy passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Feb. 4, 2014 with his beloved wife Laurie and son Jamie by his side. Heinz (Willy) was born in Meschede, Germany in 1963. He came to Canada with the German army in 1989 and served in Shilo. After the army, Willy was a man of many talents which took him through many various job sites: lumberjacking, taxi driver, school bus driver, proctor, trucking, farm laborer, office management at a fuel company and lastly working on the oil fields for Ensign Energ Serv. Incon rig #625. It was through these various jobs that he was blessed to meet so many people.Willy was predeceased by his dad in 1983. Left to celebrate his life is his wife Laurie, son Jamie; mama, Rosa Maria; in-laws Bob and Shirley Kimpinski; three brothers: Paul and Monika, Dieter and Anetta and Wolfgang and Mickall; two sisters: Gisela and Thomas and their children Tamara and Markus and Waltraud and Ullrich and daughter Lisa; brothers-in -law: Robin and Tracey and their children Brooke and Dylan; Chris and Kim and sister-in-law Brenda and Neal and their son Shane. A private family celebration of his life will take place. Anyone wishing to make a donation on behalf of Willy, may do so to the Lakeside Golf Course, Robert Kimpinski Fund Raiser, c/o PO Box 370, Shoal Lake, MB R0J 1Z0.
“GBY my friends”(God Bless You)
THIRY: Mildred Thiry, beloved wife of the Late Ed Thiry, formerly of Oak Lake, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home – Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday; February 5, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Funeral Mass will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday; February 13th with Fr. John Okosun officiating. A time of visitation will be held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mildred.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
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