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ZENCHYSHYN:Jean. With sadness the family announce the passing of Jean Zenchyshyn, mother of Evelynne (Dave) Garabed, Ron (Sandra) Mitchell, Randy Zenchyshyn, and Laurie (Barry) Flannery at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 26/2015. Funeral services will be held in Pipestone Hall on Tuesday, March 31st at 2:00 pm with interment at Reston Cemetary to follow. Redpath Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Full obituary to follow.
WHITEBREAD: Raymond,  76 years old, beloved father of Germain Coutu, died at his residence in Elgin, Manitoba on Thursday, March 26, 2015. By Ray’s request, cremation will take place and no funeral service will be held. In memory of Ray, donations may be made to the Teen Challenge of Central Canada. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
STECKLER: Jane Darlene Steckler (Hamilton) passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at home in Atlanta, Georgia on March 22, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jane was born November 26, 1946 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada to Robert and Beryl Hamilton. She grew up with her brother Bob in Brandon, graduating from Harrison High School where she was active in many sports. She spent magical summers at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park throughout her youth. She moved to the United States to attend the University of North Dakota, becoming a physical education teacher and coach upon receiving her bachelor’s degree. She lived the last 32 years in Marietta, Georgia where she built a strong network of friends and adopted family. While she only had one biological child, she was considered a second mom to many and had a great impact on the lives of dozens of young people. She was successful in her professional life as a sales manager in the staffing industry for many years. Jane was an avid reader, a lover of all sports, a devoted Auburn fan, and an amazing cook. She loved spending time near (and on) the water, and was a frequent adventurer with her two grandsons. Family was the greatest joy in Jane’s life. She was proceeded by her parents Robert and Beryl Hamilton; and brother, Bob Hamilton. She is survived by her daughter, Jana Steckler Kovac, son- in-law, John Kovac and two grandsons, Colin and Parker Kovac of Atlanta, Georgia; as well as three nephews, Blake, Joel, and Gareth Hamilton, and sister-in-law, Joy Hamilton of Brandon, Manitoba. The celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, March 26, 2015 at The Marietta Educational Garden Center in Marietta, Georgia. She will be laid to rest in Canada this summer. Jane had great compassion for young people battling cancer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
McCUTCHEON: James (Jim) Clarke McCutcheon died February 12, 2015 of pneumonia, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on February 4. Jim was born on May 1, 1935, the forth of six children, to Mildred and Lyle McCutcheon of Homewood. He attended a one-room school in Homewood, and high school in Carman. After completing grade 11, Jim pursued a Diploma of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba graduating in 1955. As a young man, Jim worked as a fireman for the C.N.R.; was employed by Hydraulic Engineering (forerunner of Versatile Equipment); and even helped out at Security Storage, in order to obtain first his private pilot’s license, then his commercial license, before flying a bush plane in northern Manitoba for Lamb Airways at The Pas. He married Frances Jean Kingdon of Basswood in 1959, and the couple began a small but successful certified seed farm on the home quarter of Robert McCutcheon, his grandfather. Jim was the father of three children Gaylene, Robert Ian and Allen Glen. He served many roles in the community: choir member and steward of both Homewood and Carman United churches, board member of Homewood Co-op and Dufferin Credit Union, and on the Funding Committee for the Carman Active Living Centre. All his life, Jim enjoyed solving problems, and sought out challenges, such as a seeding tool for zero tillage farming. Alas, he had to admit defeat to making a double disc opener which would work in all soil conditions – time to hand over the problem to Clare Coburn of Atom Jet for engineering and production of openers which placed the seed on a firm seed bed and that farmers could use on their present equipment. Jim could now spend his time and energy sharing his experiences with zero till farming to all farmers and department extension people by way of on-farm tours and by making himself available for those interested in good conservation of the land. He was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2002. Jim enjoyed reading about psychology, nutrition and health, and often exhorted his family and friends to take Vitamin D. He was a rather quiet man, but made friends in many walks of life, and found respect among his peers. He leaves to mourn his wife , Frances and his daughter Gaylene (Mark, Sam and Luke), as well as his grandson, Robert. Jim also leaves his sisters Joyce (Fred), Marion (Fraser) and Deanna (Wilf), and brothers Arnold (Ilace) and David, and well as his sisters in-law Betty (Alf), and Edith (Albert), and brothers in-law Charlie (Joan), Jim (Marg), Ray (Doreen), Ron (Gaileen), and sister in-law Karen.
We miss you, Jim, but you will live forever in our hearts. Love you always. The Family.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
POGUE: Doris May (nee Morran). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, at her residence in Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon on March 22, 2015. Mom was born in Grandview, Manitoba on September 22, 1923. She and her two brothers were orphaned as small children and were raised by her parent’s cousins in Rathwell, Manitoba. She attended business college in Winnipeg and soon met our Dad, John (Jack) Pogue. They were married on June 24, 1947 at the same church that her parents had been married in 1918. Over the next eight years, they lived in Winnipeg, had a business in Belmont, and later Dad, who had served in the war, re-engaged in the army. We were posted to Germany when Dad became ill and we were transferred back to Winnipeg. In 1960 at the age of 38, we lost Dad to cancer. In 1961 we moved to MacGregor, Manitoba. Soon after, Mom started working for McKelvy Agencies, and worked with them until her retirement in 1987. Mom was active in the Anglican Church, was a fabulous gardener and cook, and enjoyed playing cards and bowling. She raised five children on her own with unconditional love, courage, and a quiet strength that will be felt forever. Left to cherish her memory are her children David (Arlene), Colleen (Jim), Roger (Linda), Linda, Lyle (Diane), her grandchildren Kent (Maureen), Tracy, Brian (Elyssa), Dean (Lindsay), Shauna (Tyler), Jenny (Carson), Charlie, Kirby, and Jonathan, as well as five great-grandsons, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides her parents and our Dad, Mom was also pre-deceased by an infant sister Alice, and her two brothers, Jack and Frank. A private family interment will be held at Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mom may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We wish to thank the outstanding staff at Dinsdale for taking great care of Mom since 2011.
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“In our hearts forever”
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MUIRHEAD: Deloris Evelyn. February 23, 1932 - February 23, 2015. Deloris passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She leaves behind her husband Russell; children Dennis (Cheryl), Brenda (Barry) Ogg, Doug (Jennifer), Alan (Diane); grandchildren Jody (Scott), Erin, Ryan and Justin, Keith, Kayla and Jenny; great grandchildren Cole and Josh, Holden and Jessie, Jordan and Mason. Deloris also leaves to cherish her memory, her mother Geraldine, sister Beverly (Gerald) Olmstead, brothers Gary (Shirley), Murray and Dwight Johnson; sisters -in-law Joyce Morrison and Betty Johnson, many nieces and nephews, aunts and an uncle. She was predeceased by her father Ernest; brothers Kenny, Wayne and Stuart. Born to Ernest and Geraldine Johnson just north of Austin in 1932, Deloris married Russell in 1951 and moved to the Muirhead farm site at Douglas. She was a stay at home mom with four children and worked hard on the farm, taking meals to the field to feed hungry men. Once the kids were gone, she went to work outside of the home until she retired. Many barbeques were held at the farm. Going to bingo with the girls and out for supper with family and friends were greatly enjoyed. Puzzles were a favourite past time and she left a one thousand piece puzzle incomplete; the family has now finished it for her. She enjoyed a cabin at Clear Lake for many years. Going for a "Sunday" drive was one of her favourites. Deloris was active in the Douglas Women's Institute for thirty-eight years, where many a quilt was put together. She was a good mom, friend, caring person and always patient. We love you and will miss you. The Celebration of Deloris' Life took place March 4, 2015 at Memories Chapel with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. The family wishes to thank the EMS staff, doctors and staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Dr. Ward and staff at the Carberry Health Centre and the staff at Memories Chapel for their compassionate care and patience during this time. We would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards, food and donations in memory of Deloris. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at
There is a corner in our heart. We will keep it just for youas long as life and memories last. We will always think of you.
LOUGHEED: William “Russel” Lougheed passed away at the Bren-Del-Win Lodge in Deloraine, MB, with family by his side on March 6, 2015. Russel was born on the family farm in Winchester Municipality, second child of Ernest and Lena (Fox) Lougheed on Nov. 23, 1925. He attended Bidford School and later completed a course at the Manitoba Agricultural College in Winnipeg, which prepared him for his life-long passion of farming. He married Elva Johnson on June 30, 1949 at the Johnson home in Regent, MB. Russel and Elva farmed in the Bidford area on the Lougheed Farm where they raised their two sons, Brian and Clare. Retirement brought them to Deloraine where they enjoyed time with fabulous neighbours and friends in their home on Lovett St. Russel always enjoyed a good visit and loved to share his enthusiasm for a game of cards, curling, dancing and music. He was predeceased by his wife Elva Lougheed, son Clare Lougheed, parents Ernest and Lena Lougheed, and sister Charlotte Towns. Russel left to cherish his memory son, Brian (Elaine) Lougheed; grandsons, Colin (Chrissy) Lougheed; Brett (Denise) Lougheed; Kyle Lougheed; great grandchildren, William and Sophie Lougheed, all of Winnipeg, MB; brother, Ron (Elaine) Lougheed of Brandon, MB; nieces, nephews, friends and family. A service to celebrate Russel’s life took place at the Deloraine United Church with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating and internment took place at the Family plot in Boissevain Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088
KRYNSKI: Olga Alexandria Krynski of Brandon, mother of Andrew, Albert (Laurie) and Joanna (Jay), passed away suddenly at her home on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Olga was born on February 22, 1940, in Illke Ukraine. She was the only child of Anna and Michael Grech. Olga came to Canada as a visitor and met Stanley Krynski. They were married on October 16, 1965, and lived on the farm that was located just south of Kemnay, Manitoba. Gardening was always a passion, both floral and vegetable. She loved making jam, sauerkraut and wine. Her pickles and pickled beets even won awards at the Brandon Pickle Festival. Olga made sure to keep the traditions of Poland and Ukraine alive in the home with the language, food and culture. Together, Stan and Olga raised three children, and were blessed to have five grandchildren Emily, Danika, Aidyn (of Brandon) and Olivia and Andrea (of Portage la Prairie). She spent her last 11 years as a daycare provider and loving grandmother. Olga was predeceased by her parents, and recently by her husband Stanley in 2013. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Olga may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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ELLCHUK: Andrew Ellchuk of Sandy Lake passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Andrew is survived by his wife Carrie, sons: Les (Cheryl) of Onanole and Brent of Winnipeg. Also surviving is his brother Alex (Ann) of Toronto. Andrew was predeceased by his son Dale. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake. Prayers will be said on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Father Emil Kardasinec will officiate. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
DUCHARME: Alvina Ducharme (née Vermette) resided in Brandon at Sokol Manor, where she lived since 1987. Alvina was born on June 2, 1992 in Ste. Madeline, Manitoba, where she worked on a farm for $30.00 a month milking four cows. Although life was hard at times, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren kept her going, and she loved them all the same. She was a devoted and loving mother. Alvina was always happy even when she was sad. She loved to laugh and joke. She was the kind of person that radiated love when you met her. Alvina had a million dollar smile that lit up a room and an infectious happiness that was contagious, she was very young at heart. Alvina was a homemaker, but would work Bingo’s from time to time and volunteered at the MMF. Her interests were Dance Jig, bingo, cards, crib, wisk, wizard, shuffle board and oh yes, slot machines 25 cents haha. She is survived by her children Isabelle, Dorothy, Alphonse, Velma, Janet, Terry, Annette, Valerie, Ronnie and Robert, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Alvina was predeceased by her parents mother Zilda Kline Vermette and her father Augustine Vermette, daughter Cecilia, sisters Josephine, Alice, Rose, Agnes, Pauline and Emma, and her brothers Vincent, Maurice, Joe, Charlie, John and Fred. Alvina passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the young age of 92 years, with her loving granddaughter, Tammy by her side. A Memorial Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. A lunch was held in her honour at the MMF immediately following the service. Donations in memory of Alvina may be made to the Manitoba Metis Federation, 656-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3P1.
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To the world Alvina may have been one person, but to so many people she meant the world! Earth’s loss, is truly Heaven’s Gain. She will be missed by all.
DENNAHARDT: Walter David Dennahardt passed away on March 23, 2015 at his residence in Minnedosa, MB at the age of 69 years. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Minnedosa Funeral Chapel with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of MB or Canadian Diabetes Association. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
DUVAL: 1954 – 2015. With sadness we announce the passing of Richard “Rick” Duval on Sunday March 22, 2015 in Saskatoon Sk. There will be a Celebration of Rick’s life held on Saturday March 28, 2015 at Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 4th Ave. North), Saskatoon Sk. beginning at 11:00 am. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home (306-244-5577).
WESTON: Harold (Bunk), 86 years old, beloved husband of the late Margery Weston, companion of Gladys Welbourne, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Funeral service will be held at the Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Bunk donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
OSADCHUK: William Osadchuk, age 57 years, beloved husband of Lisa and dear father to Nickolas, Lynette (Karl) and Katherine, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Cremation will take place at this time with a graveside service and celebration of life to be announced at a later date.
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