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GRAY: Norma Frances Gray (nee Wilson); beloved wife of Bill; mother of Cindy (Ken) Routledge, Dallas (Judy), and the late Laurie Gray, passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 73 years of age. A service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held at the Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norma’s memory to the Kenton United Church Memorial Fund, Kenton, MB, R0M 0Z0.
Messages of condolence and/photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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SNURE: Evelyn Doris Snure of Brandon, beloved wife of Ted, dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, August 25, 2014. Announcement of Funeral details will follow at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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MONTAGUE: Basil “Monty” Montague, beloved husband of Lee, father of Jim (Pat), Darlene (Dan) McCann, Don (Marilyn), Brent, and their families, passed away at the Minnedosa District Health Centre, Minnedosa, MB on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 94 years of age. All that knew Monty are welcome to attend a graveside service at the Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, MB on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made in Monty’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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McCORMICK: The family of Doreen McCormick, sadly announce her passing Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Doreen Elizabeth McCormick (nee Hearn) was born June 13th, 1932 at Minitonas, Manitoba to Alfred and Constance Hearn. Doreen leaves to mourn, her beloved husband of 64 years, Albert, son Larry (Diane), Mike and family, daughter, Audrey (Duane) and grandson Brady Common. A graveside service will be held at Hamiota Cemetery, Friday, August 29th at 1:00 p.m. with lunch to follow at Hamiota United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doreen’s memory may be made to the Cancer Society.
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BOUTILIER: Donna Gertrude Boutilier of Brandon, beloved mom of Dan and Rick, passed away peacefully, with her sons by her side, at the palliative care ward of the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the age of 62 years. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donna may be made to Hillcrest Place, 930-26th Street, Brandon, MB, R7B 2B8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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GURR: Nancy Gurr (Gardiner), nee Pittendreigh, of Virden, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Alvin Gurr and mother of Skip Gardiner, Donna Siemens, Lynda McDonald, Grant Gardiner, Garry Gardiner and step-mother of Ron Gurr and Ken Gurr, passed away peacefully at The Sherwood Home, Virden, Saturday, August, 23, 2014 in her 89th year. Funeral services will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Marilyn Warkentin as officiate. A private family interment service will be held at Arrow River Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Nan.
e-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
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HALL: Elizabeth Isabella Hall June 1, 1923-August 22, 2014. It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of “Betty” at the age of 91. She will be lovingly missed by her niece, Deborah Hargrove; nephew, Thomas Hall; great nieces Jennifer, Sarah, Megan, Tiffany and Katie; great nephew Andrew; great great nephews Seth, Caelen and Reilly; and great great nieces Kara and Chloe. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Hall; sister, June; brother, John, Deborah’s husband, Herb, as well as her life long friend, Gerry Faris. Betty had a lifetime career as the head librarian at the Winnipeg Tribune. Betty was an enthusiastic participant in both curling and golf and she enjoyed her winters down south and summers at Clear Lake with friends. Special thanks to Bob for his friendship with our Aunt the past few years. Cremation has taken place and Betty will join the rest of her family in their Elmwood family plot in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In remembrance of her life, the family would like to invite you to a time of fellowship where memories will be shared and her life remembered. This will take place at Sturgeon Creek II at 707 Setter Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Tuesday, August 26th at 2:30 p.m. in the theatre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in her name.
Thomson Funeral Home669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C OX4, 783-7211Condolences may be sent to www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com
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ADAMS: Bruce Wayne Adams passed away suddenly on June 29th, 2014. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Joan and three children, Brian, Michelle (Jarrod) and Jeff (Krista). He was an amazing grandfather to Paige, Madelyn, Brooklyn, Callie, Cole and Lauryn. Wayne was born in Deloraine on October 24th, 1943 to Edward and Ethel Adams. He was the youngest of three sons. Wayne was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Don and Elvin. He lived in Goodlands, Manitoba his entire life. He attended school in Goodlands and Waskada. Wayne loved all sports, especially playing ball and hockey. He earned numerous awards including several most valuable player awards and could tell many stories about playing years of hockey with the Goodlands-Waskada Comets and later with the Brandon Wheat Kings. Wayne was very proud of the accomplishments made by the Comets over the years. Wayne was also a hard worker. At the age of 12 he began keeping the books for his father’s family business. He and his brother Elvin later built and ran a thriving concrete and gravel business in Deloraine, MB. Wayne enjoyed visiting with people more than anything. He spent endless hours pontooning with friends and family and was always available to lend a hand to those in need. Many of those people came together to celebrate Wayne’s life in the Goodlands Heritage Centre on Thursday, July 3rd and numerous people from various communities gathered into the United Church in Deloraine on July 4th, 2014 for Wayne’s funeral. He will be sadly missed and remembered by all who knew him.
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MONTAGUE: Basil “Monty” Montague, beloved husband of Lee, father of Jim (Pat), Darlene (Dan) McCann, Don (Marilyn), Brent, and their families, passed away at the Minnedosa District Health Centre, Minnedosa, MB on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 94 years of age. All that knew Monty are welcome to attend a graveside service at the Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, MB on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made in Monty’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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WEBBER: It is with great sadness but with grateful thanksgiving we announce the passing of Claribel Webber at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on her 98th birthday. She died the way she lived, with grace, strength and the comfort of her faith. Mom leaves a legacy as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Claribel was born on August 19th, 1916 in Fort William, Ontario. One of the eldest of four children, she was a natural loving and caring sister to her siblings. She continued in this manner throughout her life and was often referred to as a “sweet lovely lady.” Claribel was predeceased by her loving husband Harry, parents Lloyd and Lena Penman and brothers John and Mervin. She loved the outdoors, birds and our family dogs all held a special place in her heart. Mom was a lifelong member of Central United Church and the Eastern Star. She would move from Fort William, Ontario to Brandon soon after as her father was a railroader with the CPR. She lived over 60 years in her two residences on 2nd Street and later in Hobbs Manor. Mom worked early on in her life at Eaton’s, then helped her father-in-law Walter “Cap” and husband Harry at Webber Printing. But Claribel was mainly a mom who loved her boys and often gave motherly attention to all her sons’ friends as well. She loved music and often put up with John’s band practices and Don’s drumming in her basement. Mom was fortunate to travel with Harry, her sons, her mother and mother-in-law for short vacations to Bismarck, ND to the old Patterson Hotel. She also enjoyed trips with Dad to the USA, Hawaii, and Mexico. After Dad passed away, Mom still was able to travel extensively. Her favorite spot though was the North Shore on Clear Lake. We had many birthday parties there. Mom was known to have many late night games of gin rummy in which she often seemed to “win.”  She was known to have the odd encounter with bears, which she had no apparent fear of. Inspired and enriched by her life are her sons, Don (Bev) Webber and John (Barb) Webber of Brandon. Also to treasure her memory are her grandchildren Steve (Jenn), Kyla, Michael, Matt, and Talia, as well as great-grandchildren Serah, Isabella, Benjamin, and Olivia. She is survived by her loving sister Hazel of Toronto and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Claribel’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, September 2nd at 2:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. A private family interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A warm and sincere thank you to the staff of Hillcrest Place for their compassionate care of our much loved mother and grandmother. A special thank you also to Loraine Dennis who attended to help Mom at lunch over the last 8 months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Claribel’s memory to Central United Building fund at 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3X5.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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TRUMBLEY: Charles Thomas. Charlie was born on the 9th day of June 1939 at the farm in White Beach, Saskatchewan. Charlie's early life was spent living with his parents and 11 brothers and sisters at that time. He did not complete a lot of schooling as he helped out on the family farm. Charlie and Roxanna were married in 1966. They lived up in Thompson where Charlie worked as a surface driller for ore, until he had an accident at work on July 28th, 1969, losing his eye sight that day. Charlie lived in Winnipeg for one year to heal up. He moved back to Swan River before moving on to Brandon where he received training at Norwood Gardens and at ARM Industries, where he spent 19 years as a trainee/supervisor. During those 49 years, Charlie had two children - Emery and Penny. When the kids got married and Charlie found out he was going to be a Grandpa, he was in a happy, joyous mood. He really thought a lot of his grandkids. They have a special spot in Grandpa's heart. After his divorce to Roxanna, Charlie spent a lot of time out at the lake where his cabin was his pride and joy. He spent many hours fishing, whether it was summertime or winter, and with whoever would take him out. The one thing he just loved was having a bonfire anytime of the day. While living at the lake, he met Darlene Stelmack, the love of his life. Charlie ended up selling his cabin and moving in to her cabin where they spent a lot of time fixing it up and just enjoying life together. They then moved to Brandon where Darlene ran a daycare. Dad was involved with that as well. Darlene had three kids of her own whom Charlie treated like his own. Charlie was very much included in their lives as well as their kids’ lives. Since retiring from daycare, Charlie and Darlene did a lot of travelling throughout Manitoba and through to B.C. over the years. Charlie was very involved in AA where he helped many members, who also helped him in return. In March of this year, Charlie celebrated 43 years of sobriety. He enjoyed the socials and socializing with all the members as well as others. He would do anything for anybody and was always willing to help when needed. Charlie is survived by: Darlene, Emery, Penny, Shawna, Gary, Kenny and their families. Charlie is also survived by two sisters: Barb and Kathy. Charlie was predeceased by: his parents Betty and Norman, sisters: Darlene, Maggie, Louise, Ruby, Evelynn and Caroline, brothers: Robert, George, Jim, Hank, Buck, Fred and Bud. The family would like to thank those who were there for us at our time of need. Burial took place at the Brandon Cemetery on August 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a celebration of Charlie’s life at Brockie Donovan. All were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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McKAY: Kenneth Ralph. Kenneth passed away at Fairview Home in Brandon on May 26th, 2014 at the age of 88 years. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife of 66 years, Margaret; his son Colin (Pat) and grandsons Chris (Signe and great-granddaughter Kate), and Kevin (Heather and Jada); his son Ian (Donna) and grandsons Gordon (Stephanie) and Michael. He also leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews. Kenneth was predeceased by his father David in 1944 and his mother Helen in 1981. He was also predeceased by his brother Robert (Bert) in 2000 and sister-in-law Florence in 2007, and by twin brothers James and Lloyd, who died in infancy in Scotland. Ken was born on February 8, 1926 at Boissevain. In the spring of 1932 the family moved to their present location just south of Brandon at SE 34-8-19. Ken went to school at Hayfield School which was across the road from where Colin and Pat now farm. In later years, Ken’s name became even shorter, known to many as K.R. On July 16, 1947 Ken married Margaret Hull and they started their life on the family farm. Their first farm consisted of a half section. At that time, Bert was running a gravel business and so Ken worked with Bert driving a gravel truck. As time went on the land base at the farm got bigger and Ken quit trucking to farm full time. Ken liked any type of field work but he enjoyed the harvest season and running a combine the most. If his crop got finished first, then he would go and help some neighbors. Ken and Marg enjoyed a few short trips but they had to be short because Ken didn’t want to be away from the farm very long. Ken and Marg loved to dance - and that is how their romance and nearly 67 years of marriage together began. They met at a dance at Riverside and then spent many, many years enjoying the dances at Riverside, Carroll, Souris, Clear Lake and most recently, the Booster Club in Brandon. Once a month on a Saturday night, Ken and Marg would go to the Booster Dance joined by many friends and neighbors. That was the only thing his family can remember that was more important than farming that evening!!! Mom and Dad moved into Brandon in the fall of 2001 after Dad became ill. In 2003 he moved into Fairview Home. It was here that all the staff became our extended family. Dad had wonderful, caring people around him every day since then, and words cannot express how much we appreciated it. Ken passed away peacefully and painlessly on May 26th, 2014 with Mom by his side. Service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on June 2, 2014 with Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. The soloist was Sandy Jasper. The active pallbearers were all family of close neighbors and friends - Howard Anderson, Bill Scott, Doug Denning, Doug Chalmers, Don Couling and Ed Fardoe. Interment was in Brandon Cemetery. Lunch followed at Central United Church Auditorium. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, MB, R7B 3W8 or BRHC Foundation “Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence”, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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MARTIN: James Bruce Martin passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Wawanesa, MB. Bruce was born to Arthur Moore and Edith Marion (Groves) Martin on October 28, 1928 on the Martin homestead SE 12-7-19 in the RM of Oakland. Art was born at the same location. Bruce grew up as the eldest of six children. Bruce attended school at Riverbank and Nesbitt schools. He rode the bike in the fall and spring and boarded in Nesbitt in the winter months. When he got his driver’s license and sometimes before, he often drove the car in the spring and fall. Bruce started to run the tractor in the spring of 1939 and continued helping and farming with his dad until about 1960. After his school years, Bruce worked at Breen’s Motors. On October 18, 1952, Bruce married Ruth Keir from Morden in St. Paul’s United Church, Morden, Manitoba. They began their life together on the farm located on NE 6-7-18 in the Nesbitt Community where they lived for the next 61 years. Bruce and Ruth farmed until 1996 when they sold the farm to their younger son, Kelly, then they continued to reside on the farm and assist with farming until March 2014. Ruth and Bruce danced with numerous Square Dance clubs including Nesbitt, Wawanesa and Glenboro. When their family was young, their social event without any children was square dancing. When they had more time on their hands, the time spent dancing increased. Their winters in Osoyoos, B.C. were filled with dances and socializing. Bruce was known to call at square dances and to sing along to a favorite song. Bruce was always a “John Deere man” and this carried on into his retirement when he purchased and restored nine vintage tractors and a combine. He took them to parades – and was awarded second place for Best Restored Tractor Pre-1934 at Prairie Pioneer Days in 2009. Bruce was interested in local history. He had a collection of books from different municipalities and towns in this part of the province, many of which were passed on to him from his parents. Bruce also had a few municipal maps of the area. He would often pass the time sitting in his favorite chair, with a book reading about some family history. The books were a source of enjoyment but also, he would look for answers to some question that had come up during a discussion with Ruth or a neighbour. Not only did he have these resources, but Bruce also had an amazing memory for people in the district and how they were connected, not just for his own generation but for his parents’ and grandparents’ as well. Bruce could tell a good story – no family dinner was complete until Bruce shared an experience from days gone by. He entertained us and gave his family roots so they knew a bit of where they came from and of those that had gone before. Other interests included listening to CBC radio – Peter Gzowski’s interviews and Stuart McLean’s stories. During retirement, he regularly went to Nesbitt for coffee, news and reminiscing. Bruce was very active in the community as Treasurer for Berbank United Church, Nesbitt School Board member, Local Board member and delegate for the Manitoba Pool Elevators, Board member and President of the Brandon Consumers Co-op and the Wawanesa Hospital Board. He is survived by children: Brett (Linda), Cathy (Bob), Colleen (Dick) and Kelly (Deb). Grandchildren: Kelsey, Holly; Kyla (Dennis), Daniel (Robyn); Jim, Matt; Katelyn (Jason), Courtney and Kelsey. Great-grandchildren: Maddax, Leighton; Jasper; Tripp. Predeceased 33 days earlier by his wife, Ruth, and also by older brother in infancy, younger brothers Lorne and Gordon and parents: Arthur and Edith Martin. The family would like to thank everyone for their support during the past months. A graveside service was held at Minnewawa Cemetery on Friday, August 15, 2014. Rev. Harvey Hurren officiated. Donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to Canadian Diabetes Association, A1, 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre 204-727-0330
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JANDREW:  Oswald “Ossie” Lee of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the age of 50 years. A celebration of Ossie’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ossie may be made to Helping Hands, 111-7th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3S5.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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EARLEY: Edith, beloved wife of the late William Earley, passed away at the Golden Links Lodge, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the age of 83 years. A private graveside service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Edith, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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