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SMITH: Stan Smith, formerly of Brandon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Dauphin Personal Care Home at the age of 87 years; just five short days after his beloved wife, Stella. Stan was born October 26, 1928, in Portage la Prairie where he was raised and attended school. After school, he worked for Newman's Red and White Store in Portage la Prairie for 5 years. He came to Brandon in 1947 and started work at Brandon Packers, becoming a shipping foreman in 1950, and worked there until the plant burnt. He then worked for Allied Van Lines until Pool Packers opened. He joined the Sales Team and traveled throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. When Pool Packers was sold, he joined Burns Meats and continued as a meat salesman, which he loved to do---sell meat and talk to storekeepers!! He retired in October of 1989. He and his wife, Stella, traveled for several years visiting Hawaii, Florida and the Bahamas.  Stan was a member of the ACT Club for many years and attended Knox United Church.  He was a big hockey fan of the Brandon Wheat Kings, seeing every game possible.  Stan had a great sense of humor and was a friend to both young and old, volunteering at things and yet being underfoot--to most he was just another "big kid"!!  Stan and Stella moved to Dauphin 3 1/2 years ago due to failing health and to be closer to family. Stan and Stella (née Salay) were married October 29, 1949 in Portage and made their home in Brandon for over 60 years. They raised two children: Joan and Terry.  Surviving are daughter Joan (Stephen Roznowsky) and son Terry; four grandchildren, Chris Andrews, Jordan, Geoffrey, and Jarred Smith and several great-grandchildren; nephews Randy (Helen) Smith of Oak Lake, Robert (Kathy) Smith of Regina and Dale (Charlotte) Smith of Winnipeg; also surviving are brothers-in-law Joe (Shirley), Gerry (Robin);  sisters-in-law Helen (Herb Calverley), Julie (Darryl Danner) and Marie Salay.  There are also several other nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Edith Smith, his brothers Dennis, Bert, Jack (Alice) and Fred Smith and two sisters Gladys (Merv Sawyer) and Eva Taylor. A Celebration of both Stan and Stella's Life will be held together at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Lydia Glawson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined; donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or to Dauphin Personal Care Home, 625-3rd St. S.W., Dauphin, MB, R7N 1R7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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MEYERS: Karen Elizabeth Meyers, (1942 - 2016). Peacefully on August 26, 2016 at the Brandon Health Centre, Karen passed away at the age of 74 years. She leaves to mourn her husband Gerald; daughter Catherine Gusdal; Grandson Blake Reimer (Patty); sister Rhona Rogers as well as her extended family and many friends. Karen was born in Brandon, Manitoba on January 30, 1942 to Theodore and Ethel Neilson and grew up in Erickson, Manitoba. She spent her summers at Clear Lake and worked at the Neepawa Hospital, retiring after 37 years of service. Karen and Gerry lived on their farm in Carberry where she enjoyed her animals which she trained and showed and she had a passion for gardening. Anyone who stopped by for a visit would be taken on a tour of her lovely flower gardens. Gerry made many beautiful trails on their property where Karen would spend countless hours walking, skiing and skijoring with her dog Simba leading the way. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Karen's life will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Church (4 miles north of Erickson, Manitoba on Highway #10 and one mile east on Road 105 north) with Elgin Hall officiating. If friends so desire, donations in Karen's memory may be made to the Bethel Church or the Humane Society.
Seasons Funeral Chapel, OakBank, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204)444-5444.
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McKAY: Margaret Ellen McKay, beloved wife of the late Kenneth R. McKay and mother of Colin (Pat) and Ian (Donna), passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 88 years. A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, at 2:00 p.m., with Arlene Robertson of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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KUFFLICK: Lorraine Alexandria Kufflick (nee Koroscil). After a courageous battle with cancer Lorraine passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Brandon, Manitoba. Lorraine was the youngest of 14 children, born on June 5, 1949 to Bill & Annie Koroscil. Lorraine was raised and educated in the Sandy Lake area. She went to work at an early age, first to Clear Lake, Minnedosa Co-op and then moved to Brandon to take hairdressing. She met Russell Kufflick and they married in June 1975. Their son Jason James was born October 1977. Lorraine’s late husband Russ worked for Manitoba Highways for 38 years. They lived in Portage la Prairie, Westbourne and Dauphin. They retired to Sandy Lake where Russ passed away. Lorraine later moved to Brandon due to ill health, battling cancer until her passing. Lorraine had a passion for cooking and enjoyed working for the Towers in Dauphin and Sandy Lake Hotel and Restaurant. She loved cooking for friends and family, for special occasions and just because. Lorraine also enjoyed her flowers and gardening. Lorraine was predeceased by husband Russell, son Jason, parents Bill & Annie, sister Jessie, brothers: victor, Les, Alex, George, Harry, John and brother-in-law John. Lorraine leaves to mourn her passing sisters: Mary, Sophie, Nellie (Melvin), Rose, Katie (Steve), brother David, sisters-in-laws Judy, Olive as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Lorraine always had a positive attitude and was a great inspiration to life. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Griswold United Church with Rev. Don Sellsted officiating. Viewing will be held prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Griswold Cemetery. If friendsso desire donations may be made to CancerCare in Brandon, Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
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WASTESTE: Gwen Dawn Nina (Wasicuna) Wasteste passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. She leaves to mourn her son, Cpl. Nathaniel Ironman (Canadian Army), daughters Tasheena Hall and Bianca Ironman, and grandson Darius Elk. She was a caring, kind, loving, and positive person who will be dearly missed by all the people she has touched and helped in her lifetime. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Traditional funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com or on Gwen’s Facebook page.
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SMITH: Stella Smith (née Salay), formerly of Brandon, beloved wife of Stan, passed away peacefully at the Dauphin Personal Care Home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the age of 89 years, surrounded by family.  Stella was born January 7, 1927 in Rossendale, MB, moving at an early age to Edwin where she was raised and attended school. She was active in the women's softball team as a teenager, moving to Portage in 1946 to work at McDonald's Food Market. She married her husband, Stan, on October 29, 1949, and they shared 66 years together. They moved to Brandon and raised two children, daughter Joan and son Terry. During their early years, Stella was involved with the Y.M.C.A. Mothers Club and the school library. She taught Sunday School at Knox United Church, where she attended throughout her life. Her life centered around her home and family. She liked to read and enjoyed her garden and yard.  Stella and her husband traveled for a number of years after his retirement, enjoying trips to the Bahamas, Hawaii and Florida.  She enjoyed spending many summers at Joan's cabin at Sportsman's Park. Stella was predeceased by her mother Mary in 1939, her father Peter in 1971, a sister, her grandparents, step-mother Irene in 2012 and brother Vincent in 2013.  She leaves to mourn her husband Stan, daughter Joan (Stephen Roznowsky) of Dauphin, son Terry of Brandon, grandchildren Chris Andrews of Shilo, and Jordan, Geoffrey and Jarred  Smith of Brandon. There are also several great-grandchildren.   She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother Joe (Shirley) Salay of Winnipeg, sister Helen (Herb Calverley), sister Julie (Darryl Danner) of Winnipeg, brother Gerry (Robin) Salay of Langley, BC, and sister-in-law Marie Salay of Portage, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at the Dauphin Personal Care Home for all the care, kindness and compassion shown towards Stella in the past three years. A Service of Remembrance to Celebrate Stella's Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th St., on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully declined; donations in memory of Stella may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Dauphin Personal Care Home, 625-3rd Street Southwest, Dauphin, MB R7N 1R7.  
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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PATTERSON: Charlene Linda Patterson, of Brandon, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Charlene’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. An Interment Service will be held at the Edrans Cemetery, Edrans, Manitoba at 3:00 p.m. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Charlene to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for “Western Manitoba Cancer Centre” or “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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GRANT: Amy Elizabeth Grant of Minnedosa, MB, beloved wife of Boyd Grant, entered into rest on August 26, 2016 at the age of 87 years. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB with interment to follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-867-3868.
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McKAY: Margaret Ellen McKay passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years. A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, at 2:00 p.m. A private family burial will follow. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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STANICK: Jeffrey James Stanick, Brandon, Manitoba, 45 years of age September 9th, 1970 - August 19th, 2016. We are very sad to announce the passing of Jeff on Friday, August 19th in Brandon Manitoba. Jeff’s passions were many and in no order he loved his family and friends. He would go to great lengths to ensure you were aware of his reliability when needed for anything at all. Jeff was an all around outdoorsman. He never turned down an opportunity to go hunting, fishing, quading, or sledding. He would love nothing more than to have people to his cabin and take them all around the lake. All the while be very guarded with his fishing spots. He organized numerous fishing and hunting trips with family and friends and became well known and respected as the General. Jeff came across as a big tough guy but really just had a big heart. His kindness was as big as his presence when he entered a room. Jeff had good morals and demanded the same from his family and friends, and in no uncertain terms would he miss the opportunity to set you straight if you fell short. Jeff had a natural entrepreneurial drive and was very successful at every business adventure he approached. Jeff started work at the Brick in Brandon and remained at the top of the charts for top sales across Canada. He realized his own potential and not long after opened his own Brick Franchise in Thompson, Manitoba in 2006. Throughout this time Jeff was able to purchase and develop properties including his pride possession in the Grand Valley. Jeff saw this land and home as his paradise. Jeff is predeceased by his mother Cindy Stanick and will be missed by many but it’s impossible to measure the sadness from his family. He is survived by his Dad, Brian Stanick, his brother Michael Stanick and daughter Abbey, his sister Raquelle and husband Brian Baker and children Tyler, (daughter Paisley) and Camryn, his sister Shannon and husband Chad Daciuk and children Payton and Macy. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, August 25th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church. Interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Fellowship followed at the Victoria Inn Imperial Ball Room. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make donations to Westman Opportunities Inc. 1544 10th Street Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4H7. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 204-773-2747.
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SMITH: Stella Smith, of Brandon, beloved wife of Stan, dear mother to Jean and Terry, passed away peacefully at Dauphin Personal Care Home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the age of 89 years. A Service of Remembrance to Celebrate Stella’s Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., with Lydia Glawson officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined; donations in memory of Stella may be made to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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SLIMMON: On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Betty Slimmon, age 84 years, passed away at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre. Betty Lorraine Carr was born on September 13, 1931 to Tom and Maggie Carr. She was the youngest of five children. After her schooling, Betty worked as a telephone operator in Shoal Lake. She met and married Laverne Slimmon on February 3, 1951 and together, they worked on the farm. In the early 1970's they moved from the farm to Swan River and managed a motel. They remained in Swan River for twenty-seven years and made numerous friends while living there. Betty and Laverne retired to Brandon to the Seniors Housing and then the last seven years they resided at Valleyview Care Centre. Betty was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking, knitting and crocheting. She loved sports-playing fastball in the summer and curling in the winter. She was proud to be on the championship fastball team in the early 1950's and was a competitive curler. Her grandchildren's activities and achievements were always an interest to her. When they were able, Betty and Laverne enjoyed watching them participate. Family and friends meant a lot to Betty and she loved the family reunions. Betty is survived by her daughter Joan (Danny) Parthenay and her family: son Terry (Ruth), Austin, daughter-in-law Candace, Autumn, Carter and DJ Taylor-Luke, son Bryan (Melanie), Reid and Madeline; son Gary (Nadine) Slimmon and family: daughter Cindy (Ryan) Baliski, Paxton, son Kelly (Tanya) Slimmon, Ellie and Easton; daughter-in-law Norma Slimmon (Dave Little) and family: Scott (Jennifer) Slimmon, Breanna and Logan, son Kyle Slimmon. She also leaves one sister, Doreen; sisters-in-law Anne, Elaine and Lillian and brother-in-law Neil. Betty was predeceased by her parents; husband Laverne; son Randy; grandchildren Darryl and Crystal; brothers Wilfred, Bert (Wanda), Jack (Ida); in-laws Arnold (Greta), Merrill, Keith (Loretta), Frank (Myra) and brother-in-law Allan. Betty will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A private graveside ceremony took place at the Hamiota Cemetery. Lydia Glawson officiated. A reception for family and friends was held at the Hamiota Community Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comRest in Peace Mom
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REMPEL: Marion Ellen (nee Washington) passed away peacefully at Menno Hospital, Abbotsford, BC on August 11, 2016. Marion was born on September 27, 1924 in Brandon, MB. She was predeceased by her parents William and Doris Washington; brothers, Bobby, Lawrence, Ralph, Ken, Lew; sisters, Gwen and Patricia. Marion is survived by four children Don (Jacki) Rempel, June Garwood, Debbie (Rick) Styles, Beverley (Lorn) Hawkins; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Also to mourn her passing are brothers Charlie, Jim, Don and sister Doris. Interment to be held at a later date at Rosewood Memorial Cemetery, Brandon, MB.
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PATTERSON: Patricia (nee Colp). Patty, beloved wife of Tim Patterson of Pipestone, MB died peacefully in Souris Hospital June 18, 2016, of lung cancer. Besides her husband she is survived by their three children, Scott of Brandon, Darcy and wife Catherine of Winnipeg, and Deborah and husband Jeff Klippenstine of Brandon and their two children Delaney and Nathan, mother Evelyn Colp of Brandon, two sisters and one brother, Jacqulyn Allbutt (Jack) of Caddy Lake, MB, Cathryn Roos (Greg) of Australia and Murray Colp (Patricia) of Winnipeg, brothers-in-law Brent Patterson of Kimberley, BC and Terry Patterson of Nanaimo, BC. Patty was born on September 7, 1951 in Killarney Hospital. She attended Henderson rural school until she entered high school in Hartney, MB. Patty made lifelong friends wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all. The Reverend Barb Alston, a dear friend of Patty’s gave a beautiful service in Pipestone on June 29, 2016.
Good-bye Patty and may God rest your soul~ Forever remembered by all your family, with great love
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