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TWITCHELL:Vera Ethel, born May 14, 1909, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 105 years. Predeceased by her husband of 59 years, James Franklin Twitchell. Survived by her daughter Marlene (Harold) Moffat of Calgary, AB, son Harold (Barbara) Twitchell of Guelph ON. Grandmother of Garth (Linda) of Moffat ON., Karen Twitchell of Orleans ON., Pamela (Jim) McPhail of Courtice, ON., Grant (Laurie) Moffat of Calgary AB. Great-grandmother of David, John, and Pamela Twitchell, Christopher and Brian McPhail, Stephanie and Robert Moffat and Alanna and Aaron Eberlee. She was predeceased by her parents Emma and William Phipps, sisters Joyce, Hilda, Ella, Hazel and brother Leslie. The family is especially grateful to all those who cared for her at Fairview Home for many years. We thank you for allowing her to live out her life in dignity. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street, following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to a charity of their choice.
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SAUNDERSON: Charlie passed away peacefully at the Souris Health Centre on July 15, 2014 at the age of 96 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Clarice of 72 years, daughter Muriel (Al), son Ron (Joan), grandchildren Pam (Garth), Colleen (Don), Kim (Rick), Cory (Shawnalee), Steve (Tracy) and 10 great- grandchildren. Charlie was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Hilda, brothers Bill and Ronnie. Charlie farmed for 42 years, first on the family homestead farm and then near Brandon. He was always active in the community serving on the Co-op, Pool Elevator and Souris Library Boards. He was a member of the Oddfellows, Forresters and Toastmasters. He enjoyed curling, especially bonspiels, and in later years spent many hours on the golf course. He was proud to be the oldest man playing the Souris course the last couple of years. Charlie and Clarice enjoyed 30 years as snowbirds in Arizona, Florida and Texas. Charlie loved people but his greatest love was his family. He would look at us all proudly and say ”this is all my fault”. Funeral service was held Monday, July 21, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church, with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Private interment was held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. Donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Souris & Glenwood Golf Club c/o R.M. of Glenwood, Box 487, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Expression of sympathy may be made at
ROSENBERG: Robert E. Rosenberg. Bob passed away in Penticton B.C. December 13, 2013 at the age of 89. You are invited to join the family at a graveside service at the Brandon Veterans Cemetery Tuesday Aug 5 , 2014 at 2:00 PM. Following the service will be a get together at the Royal Oak Inn in the hospitality suite.
RIGAUX: Margaret Sandra Joan (Sandee) Rigaux, on July 15, 2014 after a short but courageous battle, with her husband of 41 years and sister-in-law Agnes at her side. Sandee leaves to cherish her memory, her husband John and dog companion Ty, as well as numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Otto and Margaret “Peg” Skardal. A celebration of Sandee’s life was held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Baldur School Auditorium with Sharon Hamilton officiating. It was so appropriate to have Sandee’s service at the School, as so much of her life was spent teaching in School classrooms. A Family Interment took place at the Baldur Cemetery, followed by a Community Reception at the Baldur Recreation Centre. The reception concluded with Cousin Parker’s Recreation Centre “ride through” on his black Harley Davidson. Sandee would have approved. Sandee was born on September 13, 1947 at Baldur Mb. As an only child, Sandee enjoyed special attention from her parents, her three close Aunts, Florence, Dora, and Jessie Fowler, and special Uncle Bill Fowler. Along with her parents, the three Aunts and Uncle Bill helped to shape and mold her into the special person she was. Sandee enjoyed a long, happy and productive Teaching Career spanning from 1971 to 2014. Sandee’s Schools included: *Montessori School in Winnipeg *Happy Thought School in East Selkirk *Little Grand Rapids First Nation *Riverside School, Thompson *Juniper School, Thompson *Westwood School, Thompson *Indian Springs School, Swan Lake First Nation *Bruxelles School, Bruxelles *Baldur Elementary School, Baldur. Sandee also taught at the Baldur Nursery School, and the Tiny Tots Daycare at Swan Lake First Nation. Sandee’s Teaching Career ended the day she was admitted to the Glenboro Health Centre. She continued right up to the end. John always admired Sandee’s passion for her Teaching. Many students and parents benefitted from her teaching and friendship. She was truly a credit to her profession and an asset to all the Communities she resided in over the years. Sandee and John married on July 28, 1973 and shortly there after moved to Thompson, MB where they worked and enjoyed the Northern experience for 27 years. In 2001 they relocated to Baldur, MB where Sandee continued in her teaching career. Sandee was a lifelong learner and through correspondence and attendance at Brandon University she received her Bachelor of Education in 1988. Sandee taught in the primary grades and especially enjoyed her kindergarten classes. She was devoted and dedicated with a true love of children. Sandee believed that “teaching is a journey in to the mind through the heart.” Sandee was proud of her Icelandic Heritage and proved to be a determined and strong willed lady. She enjoyed making the traditional Icelandic dishes and was very proud of her venna tarta. Sandra was outgoing and enjoyed her Community life, and was active in volunteering. She was a member of the Baldur United Church, United Women’s Group, and the Baldur Red Hats group. She loved the Red Hats outings and certainly enjoyed shopping for and modelling her many Red Hat styles. John and Sandee had a love of dogs and from 1982 to present shared their home with their Viszla’s, Tamas, Tobin, Tehk, and Ty. John and Sandee enjoyed showing their Viszlas at dog shows, and Tobin received his Championship from the Canadian Kennel Club. Sandee enjoyed her many travels and trips in the mustang convertible but house and home was very important to her, and she enjoyed being at home. She will be sadly missed and remembered by all she touched. Memorial donations may be made in Sandee’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon Mb R7A 2W8 or to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg Mb, R3T 0R3 or the Argyle Municipal Public Library, Baldur Mb R0K 0B0. Or to a charity of choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro were in care of arrangements.
MILLARD: Doreen G. Millard beloved wife of the late Russell mom to Barb, Blaine, Bonnie & Bill died July 22, 2014 Bayside Personal Care Home Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 83. A Public Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Waskada Cemetery in Waskada, Manitoba at 3:30 p.m. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at the Goodlands Fellowship Hall following the graveside service. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Waskada Cemetery Fund, or to the Alzheimers Society. Messages of condolence may be made at
Smith’s Funeral 204- 747-2088.
METCALF: Jessie Ellen Metcalf, Brandon, widow of WM “Mac” Metcalf, died June 30, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon after a brief illness. Jessie was born August 1, 1920 to Jack and Sadie Hay, the youngest girl in a family of 8. Raised on the family farm at Findlay, MB; she attended elementary at Maple Lake School, completed grades 9 & 10 by correspondence and high school at Brandon Collegiate. She graduated from Brandon Normal School in 1941. During the war she taught at rural schools in the Hillsdale, Pacific and Belcourt Districts as well as Winnipeg. Jessie met Mac while teaching at Pacific School and they were married September 1946 at Virden. Jessie continued to teach school after she was married and taught in Carol, Pearson, Cypress River and Moosomin. Jessie had three sons Terry, Doug and Brad. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Friends and her students were very important to her and she valued and cherished them all. Mac worked for the CPR and over the years they called Bienfait, Virden, Wheatland, Maryfield, Souris, Tilston, Cypress River and Moosomin home; retiring to Brandon in 1984. Jessie was a member of Knox United Church, Rebekah’s, the Legion Auxiliary, numerous golf and curling clubs, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. She is survived by her sons Terry (Jeanette) and Brad (Wendy). daughter-in-law Pat Hay (Patrick “Bud” ), grandsons Darin (Shelley) , Marlin ( Jacquie), Greg, Cameron (Saejin Park), Cory (Juliana), Michael and Matthew Metcalf and Douglas (Tracey) Deren, Kris (Tami) Deren and granddaughter Chandel; great-grandchildren Carli, Justin, Mason, Rylan, Cole, Jett, Kieran, Sadie and Jude; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband Mac, son Douglas, great-grandson Brendan, parents Jack and Sadie Hay as well as her siblings, sisters Mary Chalmers, Georgie Atchison, Sadie James and brothers John, Frank, Douglas and Jim Hay. The Urn bearer at the family internment will be her grandson Darin and honourary pallbearers are all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service in Celebration of her life will be held at Knox United Church, Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jessie to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or to a charity of your choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HASSARD: Martin B. (Marty) passed away on July 13, 2014 after a short illness with lung cancer. Beloved husband of Kathie and father of Chad (Kari), loving grandpa of Zachary Fullerton and Kamryn Hassard. Marty was born in Dauphin on August 19, 1954 to Mary and Mel Hassard. He was the second youngest of six children and the first son. He grew up on the farm at Valley River and went to school in Dauphin. Things were tough then and at 15 years old he quit school and went to work on the railroad in Northern Manitoba. His love of heavy equipment took him to Powell Equipment in Brandon where he fell in love with Caterpillar. He went on to Assiniboine Community College where he took the Heavy Duty Mechanic Trade and successfully completed his apprenticeship with Powell Equipment. He obtained his International Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate and went on to own his own brush cutting business. He worked for various companies including C&C Construction in Brandon for a number of years. Marty got tired of being cooked in the summer, frozen in the winter, and lying in puddles or snowbanks to fix equipment. In 2000, he started work as a Security Officer at BRHC. A few years later, he started in the Faculty of Engineering at BRHC, which he loved. Even after he became sick he just could not stay away from FES and made almost daily appearances. Marty bought an acreage in 1986 and enjoyed his pigs, goats, chickens, cattle, and a horse or two. He enjoyed helping and working on his friend’s farms and could often be seen baling or combining into the wee hours of the morning. He enjoyed his skidoo until he could not take the cold anymore. He put an incredible amount of work into developing his property. Marty married his first wife Carol Wynes in 1974. They were blessed with their son Chad in 1978. Marty married Kathie Fullerton in 2000 and became a stepfather. Marty was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Mary Hassard and his brother-in-law Peter Wasylyshen. Besides his wife, son, and two grandchildren, he is survived by his stepchildren, Earl (Nicole Kerkowich) and Jayne Fullerton of Brandon, sisters Marilyn (Don) Kruger of Ashville, Margaret Wasylyshen, Maureen (Vic) Lesaichuk, and Mavis (Bob) Allum, all of Dauphin, and his brother Murray (Dale) of Winnipeg. Marty will also be fondly remembered by Carol Hassard (Cliff Penno) of Rivers, mother-in-law Agnes Stevenson, sister-in-law Pat Hancharyk, and brother-in-law John Stevenson of Swan River, and sister-in-law Carolyn (John) Killingbeck of Brandon. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marty’s life will be held in the Grand Salon at the Victoria Inn on September 6, 2014 at 11:00 o’clock in the morning with lunch to follow. All who knew Marty are invited to attend.
GUSDAL: Darren William Gusdal. It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my partner of 36 years on June 21, 2014 at the Brandon Palliative Care Centre. Darren was born on December 16, 1960 to Leonard and Doris Gusdal. He was raised in Winnipeg, Brandon and Erickson, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his father Leonard in 2000. Darren's passion was sports. He started hockey at the late age of 10. Although many of his friends had skated at a much earlier age, Darren's speed on ice was something that amazed others and that he was extremely proud of. He played midget hockey in Minnedosa, where he met many of his lifelong friends. His hockey career progressed to the Brandon Travelers (1977) and the following season he joined the Brandon Wheat Kings (1978-1980). He was very proud that he was part of the Wheaties 1979 run to the Memorial Cup final. In 2007 the team was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. After the Wheat Kings Darren attended Brandon University and was a member of the university's hockey team (1980-1983) during that time the team advanced to the CIAU finals. He graduated from BU in 1984 with a Bachelor of Education and began his teaching career with the Rolling River School Division. Darren was a complete athlete. Besides hockey he loved baseball. In 1973 he represented Manitoba in the base running competition at the Montreal Olympic Stadium. In later years he won the 1983 senior batting title and rookie of the year awards with the Elphinstone Outlaws. In 1992 Darren sought a change from teaching and a new challenge presented itself, managing Riding Mountain Conference Centre and Camp Wannakumbac. Darren and Janet recently celebrated 20 years of management, something he was incredibly proud of. His life revolved around camp. During his years at camp he was able to add three new buildings while maintaining quality facilities for all camp clients. Darren had an impact on all that worked here especially during summer camp times. Many camp counselors, kitchen staff, medical staff, secretaries and maintenance workers came through over his 20 years. Many had a coffee with him, one of Darren's favourite things while sitting on the deck overlooking beautiful Clear Lake. One of Darren’s loves was boating and water skiing on Clear Lake. Darren took every opportunity to be out on the lake in his boat whenever he could. Darren’s winter passion was downhill skiing, a sport he enjoyed with his children. His last skiing adventure was just this past January with his brother in law and nephew in Jasper National Park. When he wanted to escape from the cold he looked to Maui to spend treasured times with both family and friends. Darren believed in community service. He actively participated on the Board of Directors for the Erickson Credit Union. Prior to that he was active member on the Onanole Community Recreation Centre board. Darren is survived by his wife Janet (Lewandoski) who he met in 1978 at Clear Lake and married on July 20, 1985. They have two children; Mitchell and Melissa. A private family service was held June 28. A memorial service to celebrate Darren's life will be held at Camp Wannakumbac on Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 pm. Donations in Darren’s memory can be made the Camp Wannakumbac Legacy Fund, Box 125, Onanole, MB. R0J1N0.
FOURRE: Marie Lena Fourre of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Marie was born at Fork River, Manitoba on March 24, 1947, daughter of Peter and Jean Wasylyk. She received her early education at Ducan School. As a young girl, Marie was a gifted sculptor of bronze pictures. Marie worked in the food industry for fifty years as a chef and manageress. She loved this work and did it well. Elvis Presley was Marie's #1 artist. If you were "gonna rock" with her, it was Elvis all the way. Marie also loved her large collection of Angels. Reading and watching true stories was a favorite pastime. HLN and ID were her preferred channels. Marie's flower gardens were her pride and joy. She was an organizer of many walk-a-thons for Cancer, silent auctions and anything to help a child with life threatening diseases. She loved all family functions. There were not many that she missed. At her illness, her family will remember the Promise of Love she made to her soul mate Rick. "I love you, she said, as she wrapped her arms around him, and gave him her last kiss. She held his face so gently in her hands and he said, I love you too. Love shone that day, from her bed of death; and filled that room with loves own light. This love of ours can never be defined, it is beyond all known love. Promise me you will not leave me she said, stay by me until I go; and stay he did, until our Lord called her home." Marie will be remembered with love and fondness by her soul mate Rick; her sons, Troy Kimball, Chris Kimball and Terry Kimball. Her siblings Shirley Slugoski, Natalie Wasylyk, Adeline Jones, Peter Wasylyk, and all her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Jean and Peter Wasylyk, sister Rose Marie Wasylyk, brothers Walter Wasylyk and Steve Wasylyk Robins. No formal ceremony will be held at this time. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Marie to Lung Cancer Canada, 10 St. Mary Street, Suite 315, Toronto, ON M4Y 1P9.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GILLESPIE: Terrence Blair Gillespie (Terry), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Terry is survived by his loving wife Gayle Drysdale, son Kurt Gillespie (Julia Toy), grandchildren Lola and Rudy of England. Daughter Kimberley Heide (Dale), grandchildren MacKenzie and Landon of Morden. Step-son Jason (Susan) Drysdale and step-grandchildren Jadianne and Robyn. Step-son Chris (Alisha) Drysdale and step-grandchildren Levi, Josh and Emma. Brother Dale (Joanne) Gillespie, sister Valerie (Rick) Isfeld. Mother-in -law Margaret Shanks. He is also survived by many relatives and friends. Terry was born September 21 1943, the 2nd child to Harry and Vi Gillespie in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Terry's career was with Manitoba Hydro for 33 years in Winnipeg and Brandon. Upon retirement, Terry moved to his retirement paradise at Thomas Lake. Terry and Gayle spent many enjoyable winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Terry was predeceased by his first wife Sharon (McArthur) Gillespie in 2001 and his parents. A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or a charity of choice.
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FILLION: Lois Fillion of Brandon, beloved wife of Lionel and dear mom of Norbert, Cathy, Marrianne and Marie, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DAVIDSON: Davidson (Reeves), Myrtle Elizabeth, January 26th 1917 – July 14th 2014. Born and died at home in peace. Loving mom to Heather (the late Mario Therrien), Bruce (Harriet Ireland), and Gordon (Barbara Ford). Beloved grandma to Natasha (Hugo), Marc (Kylie), Alexander (Carrie), Rachel, and Sarah. Kind great-grandma to Lexi. Myrtle was born to Richard and Ellen Reeves in Lachine, Quebec. Her father died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Her mother later married Edward Turner but Myrtle was largely brought up by her grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth Fortey. Her grandmother was also the mid-wife at her birth. Myrtle graduated from the old Lachine High School on 36th Street in 1934 and from Mount Royal Business College in Montreal in 1935. Most of her high school classmates died in the Second World War. She taught Sunday school and was in young people’s group with Robert Douglas Davidson. They married on September 26th, 1942 at St. Stephen’s. Her heart was with him and the church. Doug predeceased Myrtle in 1990. She lived in Lachine for 92 years, moving to Brandon, Manitoba in late 2009 to live with family. Children came as miracles later in her life. She loved and supported all our activities and plans. Mom loved us all unconditionally. She enjoyed supporting Doug’s endeavours and the entertaining or formal functions of being a company wife as Doug rose in the Standard Life Assurance Company. Much of her life was spent in volunteer work. She was a frequent president and secretary of the Altar Guild, and Anglican Church Women at St. Stephen’s. She organized the World Day of Prayer for the West Island of Montreal for many years. She was a founder of the Popote Roulant (Meals on Wheels) in Lachine. She received a medal from the Red Cross for 50 years of volunteering, presented by the Governor General. She organized volunteers at blood clinics in the West Island for about 40 years stopping when she was 83. She took up oil painting at 73 and was a member of the Prairie Oasis Art Group in Brandon for over 20 years on her frequent visits west. She saw the world through an artist’s eyes framing scenes and designing colors as she looked at nature. Myrtle loved travelling with Doug. They were regulars on Cape Cod and in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Special trips included a tour of England, Scotland and Wales returning by a Cunard Lines ship with Treasure Jones as Captain, a winter spent in New Zealand and Australia, and an Alaskan cruise. They motored throughout North America. After Doug’s death Myrtle travelled with family including a helicopter tour of Mount Rushmore at age 89. Myrtle lived a life of service to her Lord and to her community. She was a quiet, gentle leader, ever gracious and a diplomat. Her last words were thanking her home care nurses. The family wishes to thank Dr. Uys, home and palliative care who enabled her to stay with the family. Daughter On Call and Westman Hospice also helped everyone in her last days. A funeral will be held at St. Stephen’s Church in Lachine at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 2nd. The family would like to meet with friends at 1:00 pm. Burial in the churchyard will be after the service. A traditional St. Stephen’s coffee time will follow. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to Myrtle’s beloved St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 25 12th St., Lachine, Quebec, H8S 1B2. This will help maintain the oldest, active Anglican Church in Montreal.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CALE: Rowland Wilfrid entered peacefully to be with the Lord, with his family by his side, at the Red Deer Hospice on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Rollie is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Gladys; son Doug (Lorraine); daughter Carol (Lloyd); four grandchildren Cristal (Stephen), Tiffani (Dave), Ashley (Jason), Steven (Nikki); two step-grandchildren Stephen and Dustin and two great-grandchildren Tristan and Shayla. Also surviving Rollie are brothers, Milo (Beth) and Ken (Doris); sisters-in-law Lil and Emily, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rollie was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Elvin and Don. A celebration in honor of Rollie’s Life was held at the CrossRoads Church, July 25th, in Red Deer, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 - Arnot Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6.
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THOMPSON: Evelyn Maribel (Morton) April 8, 1931 - July 22, 2014. Evelyn was born April 8, 1931 in Carberry, Manitoba to John and Wilhelmina Kissock, only daughter of 5 children. She was raised in Carberry and lived across Canada during her life as a military wife. After 25 years of employment with Calgary Co-op she retired to Claresholm and married Ike Thompson. Moms interests included her family, horses, cooking (particularly cabbage rolls and cinnamon buns), reading, country drives, casino "church", music, and overseas travel to Ireland. She will be sadly missed by her children Peggy, Jim (Karen) and their children Amanda and Nathan, Barbara (Keith) Mann and their children Curtis and Derek and 4 grandchildren, Doug and his daughter Chantel, David (Karen) and their children Harrison and Lauren; brother, Jack Kissock of Portage La Prairie; and extended family in Brandon. Mom called the shots in life all the way to the end and had the full support of her family. Her medical care by Dr. Roode and Dr. Basinger, and nursing care, particularly Diana, and Debbie of RGH unit 71 was excellent and compassionate. A Memorial Service will be held for Evelyn at Pierson's Forest Lawn Chapel (4121 - 17 Avenue SE , Calgary) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calgary Health Trust, (#800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 6A5).
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FULTON: We are sad to announce the death of Wilfred "Alan" Fulton of Neepawa, MB. Al entered into rest July 12,2014 at the Neepawa Health Centre at age 90 with his family by his side. Wilfred Alan Fulton was born in Winnipeg MB on Feb. 26, 1924. He was the third oldest child of Wilfred Laurier Fulton and Bessie Georgina (Bateman) Fulton. He was welcomed home by brother Robert and sister Irene on the family farm at Dauphin. Roy, Margaret, and Shirley later completed the Family. Al attended country school at Dauphin and worked on the family farm. He joined the RCAF 208551 during the second World War on Dec. 4, 1949.He was stationed at Lachine, Quebec where he was honorably discharged May 5, 1943. Al worked for CNR as a Conductor for many years. He was transferred from Dauphin to The Pas where the family lived and he worked until his retirement in 1982. In Sept. 1978, he married Mabel Moffat. They lived in The Pas until 1984 when they moved to Neepawa. In 2000, the Millenium, they hosted an Open House- Birthday party for the old house that was built in 1900. Over 60 people toured the home during the Festival and over 100 had toured the house by years' end. The proceeds from the tour were donated to the Lily Festival. Al was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in The Pas and transferred to Neepawa where he was an active member. He sat on the Executive, attended many Conventions. He helped maintain the Legion flower beds after moving to town. He also helped distribute the Poppy Fund Boxes. He and Mabel volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels on behalf of the Legion and Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Al was an avid Blue Bomber fan and attended several Grey Cup games over the years. He enjoyed camping and travelling in their 5th wheel. He was a good neighbor and friend and will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Mabel ;children Bettyann (McConnell) (McKenzie) Fulton, sons Jody (Michela), David (Julie), Richard (Claire) McConnell; Andrew (Samantha) and Nathan MacKenzie; Heather (John) Austin, children Shauna (Alan), Leonard (Cami), and Pamela Peters (Chris); Lana (Jeff) Haight, children Aaron (Laura), Joel (Hannah), Jared and Caleb; stepchildren Susan (Bill) Chartrand, children Deanna (Joel), Curtis; Neil Moffat and step daughter-in-law Elaine Moffat. He is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family. He was predeceased by parents Wilfred and Bessie;former wife Dorothy and infant son Robert; brothers Robert and wife Kay; Roy and wife Millie; Sisters Irene and husband Ab; Margaret and husband Syd; and Shirley Seeley. Also by step-son Gordon Moffat. He is survived by sister-in-law Steffie Dixon and brother- in-law Gordon Seeley. A celebration of his life was held at Neepawa United Church on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Rita Friesen Officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Life's journey ended. If friends so desire donations can be made to Neepawa Palliative Care or a charity of choice. White's Funeral Home Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements.
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