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JACKSON: Dr. Patrick Cecil Jackson (August 31, 1948 - February 22, 2015). Born in Chicago IL and brought up in Dauphin MB, Patrick obtained a diploma in psychiatric nursing in 1971 from the Manitoba Developmental Centre in Portage la Prairie, MB. He then graduated from Brandon University, Brandon, MB with two undergraduate degrees in 1974. Six years later, he defended his Ph.D. in Developmental Neurobiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. He also was a faculty member at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, ON for several years. Patrick then returned to Brandon where he became a Brandon University faculty member in Biology in 2004, and chaired the Zoology Department in 2006. He taught all undergraduate levels and served on a number of BU committees including the Senate Executive, Senate Research, Curriculum and Academic Planning and Animal Care. In addition, Dr. Jackson lent his expertise to counselling students, particularly in the biomedical fields. He was predeceased by his parents, Rosco James Jackson in 1990 and Helen Susie Jackson in 2009 and his brother Jim in 2013. He is survived by his two sons, Jackson Parker of Calgary, AB and Robert Jackson of Surrey, BC, as well as sisters Barbara-Jean Jackson and Deborah Petrie of Brandon and Karen Bowman of Gimli and their families, nieces, nephews and extended family members. Donations in Patrick's memory may be made to a charity of choice. A public memorial service is planned for a later date. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of A3 Palliative Care Unit, Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassionate care during his illness.
HAMILTON: Stanley Eugene "Stan" Hamilton, age 87 years, beloved husband of Lillian and dear father to Leah (Gord) Link and grandfather to Justin (Emma) and Mark, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 23, 2015. The Ceremony to Celebrate Stan's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Wayne Sanderson of Trinity United Church will officiate. A private interment will be in the Carnduff Cemetery, Carnduff, SK at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Stan to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GRAHAM: Keith Graham of Carberry, MB, beloved husband of Donna Graham, entered into rest on February 25, 2015 at the age of 79 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Knox-Zion Presbyterian Church, Carberry, MB. Interment in Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB. If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
DICKSON: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maurice Howard Dickson, age 77 years of Rivers, MB, beloved husband, father and grandfather on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. Funeral Service will be held at the Rivers United Church on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 11:00 am. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Maurice to the Riverdale Community Centre, P.O. Box 365, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CRUICKSHANK: Margaret Dorothy Cruickshank passed away at the Elkwood Manor in Elkhorn, MB, on February 2, 2015 in her 96th year. She was born February 7, 1919 at her parent's farm in the Burnbank district and attended school in Elkhorn. Her parents were George and Agnes Freeman. She had one sister Marjorie, and three brothers, Charles, Stewart and Douglas. Marg married Thomas Walter Cruickshank on February 7, 1942 in the Chapel of the Residential School in Elkhorn. After Tom returned home following the war, they bought land 14 miles west of Virden in the Arawana district. Those years were some of the best years of Marg's life, raising 5 children, Lynne, Ken, Ron, Dave, and Beth. Marg and Tom were active in the Arawana School District, Elkhorn Legion, and Elkhorn Agricultural Society. On April 3rd, 1976, David accidently passed away in a car accident. In 1981, Tom & Marg moved to Virden and on April 23, 1983, Tom passed away with cancer. In Virden, Marg was active in St. Paul's United Church and in the Virden Agricultural Society. She sang in the United Church Choir and the Village Choir. She enjoyed lawn bowling and going on bus tours and family holidays. Marg was an enthusiastic spectator, travelling miles to watch her family participate in their activities. She loved to join them to play cards or go for drives ending with ice cream. In 2004, Marg moved to the Princess Lodge and in 2012, she moved to the Elkwood Manor in Elkhorn. Marg's love for her family was evident. She was always optimistic, looking for the silver lining in every cloud. She was strong and independent. She loved to help others, keep busy, and "be useful". The funeral service was held in St. Paul's United Church in Virden on February 6, 2015 with Janis Campbell officiating. Interment was in Virden cemetery. Pallbearers and ushers were Marg's grandchildren who also presented the eulogy. Left to mourn her loss is her daughter Lynne (Harry) Bajus and their family, Michael (Rhonda), Matthew, Nicholas, and Emily Bajus; Jodi (Travis), Garett, Kyle, and Avrin Krieser; and Kevin (Tamara), Kyra and Tanner Bajus; her son Ken (Judy) Cruickshank, and their family Kim (Mike) Stewart; and Darren Cruickshank; --her son Ron (Brenda) Cruickshank and their family Jason (Alix) and Emma Cruickshank; and Nicole Cruickshank; and her daughter Beth (Ron) Canart and their family Teresa (Mike), Caleb and Ryan Anderson; Cathy (Terrance), Gavin, Carson, Mya and Neelah Krieser; Christina (Bryce) and Hunter Birch; and Brian (Jill) Canart; sister-in-law Agnes Freeman; brother-in-law John Cruickshank; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Marg was predeceased by her parents, George and Agnes Freeman, her parents-in-law, Charles and Helen Cruickshank, her son David, her husband Tom, her sister Marjorie Paton, her brothers Charlie Freeman, Stewart Freeman and Doug Freeman, her brother-in-law, Allan Cruickshank, her sisters- in-law Ella Garlick and Ina Nolan.
CORBEY: Chris Corbey, January 5, 1925 - February 23, 2015, passed away peacefully at Fairview Nursing Home. Chris was born in the Netherlands and came to Oak River, Manitoba in 1953. To the wishes of Chris, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Minnedosa Funeral Service.
CANBY: Joan Isabel (nee Breadner) 1936 - 2015 - After a brief illness, in her 78th year, Joan passed away at St Joseph's Hospital Hamilton on February 25, 2015 with her children at her side. Joan was born in 1936 in Dauphin, Manitoba to Leslie and Effie (nee Cherry) Breadner. She is described by her surviving brother Bill Breadner as “her father's pride and joy”. Her studies were her great passion in life, leading her to pursue a career in medicine, the only woman in the Class of 1960, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba. After graduation and completing a general internship, she undertook specialty training in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children. It was in Toronto that she met her future husband, Eugene Canby. Her pediatric practice brought her to Hamilton, where she worked for 20 years at the Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, and became involved with teaching in the early years of the medical school at McMaster. Joan is survived by Eugene and her two children Laura (Andrew) Howlett and Charles Canby, and two grandchildren Emma and Anne Howlett. She was a feminist and social activist. Joan had a great love of music, which she inherited from her mother. Music was a source of comfort, particularly during her long struggle with the chronic mental health issues which made her final years so difficult. The family would like to extend their thanks to the caregivers at the Durand Retirement Residence and the Meadows Long Term Care Centre, her psychiatrists, and the ER and ICU teams at St. Joseph's Hospital. She will be missed. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Westdale United Church in Hamilton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, the family requests donations to the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Foundation (Mental Health).
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COLLYER: Judy Ann Collyer (née McNeill) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 30, 1951 in Brandon, Manitoba. After relocating to several places in early childhood, Judy’s family moved to Brandon for her high school years. It was during her years at Vincent Massey that she established many lifelong friendships. After high school, Judy went to school during the day, worked in the evenings, and raised her two young sons. She became a Certified General Accountant in 1984, and received her Fellowship in 1999. She had a successful career as an accountant and partner with D.A. Sullivan and Associates, Evancic Perrault Robertson and Duncan Sabine Collyer for over 25 years until her retirement in 2012. Judy served on multiple boards of directors including the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, and served as president of Westoba Credit Union. She was also a board member on Wheat Belt Community Futures, Chairperson and first woman appointed to the Brandon Economic Development Board. She was awarded the YWCA Woman of Distinction award in 1998, and was also awarded the 2010 Business Builder of the Year Award from the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Judy’s great interests in life were golfing, sailing, spending time with her girlfriends, and reading endless books. However, her greatest love of all was her two sons and her grandchildren. Nana never missed a hockey or volleyball game. Some of Judy’s happiest times were spent with her siblings, nieces, and nephews, friends, children and grandchildren. She was hardworking, fiercely independent, ambitious, optimistic, and compassionate. She was a true role model for all women. Left to mourn her loss are her children Mike (Julie) and Jeremy (Tracey); grandchildren Kaylynn, Drayson, Mitchell and Max; sisters Jan and Jeri (Don); brother Dan (Shelly), and their children Hilary (Ji), Josh, Nathan (Kate), Claire, Megan, Sean and Lyndsay. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Judy can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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CAMPBELL: Tory Albert. March 26, 1993 - January 31, 2015. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our son and brother, Tory, at the age of 21 years. Tory was born at Brandon General Hospital, a very special 3rd birthday gift for his brother Jordan. Tory lived his life on an acreage outside of Brandon, where he enjoyed many hours of freedom, from building forts, riding bikes, golf carts, skidoos and tractors, to helping out with the chores of country living! Tory attended Fleming, Earl Oxford and Crocus Plains graduating in 2011. While attending high school he had the opportunity to travel to Chicago with the Crocus Plains hockey team and also to Italy and Greece with the Design and Drafting program at Crocus. It was in Italy that Tory celebrated his 18th birthday. He continued his education at ACC and graduated in 2014 with a diploma in Civil Technology specializing in Municipal Engineering. He was employed with the City of Brandon Engineering Dept. during the summers while attending school and remained employed with them until his passing. Tory played many sports: soccer, golf, field hockey and racquet ball, but his love was hockey. He played minor hockey all through his school years and the family all made some wonderful friends. Tory was honoured to have received the Ken Klassen Memorial award in 2011 from Hockey Brandon. He played with his brothers and friends in summer hockey leagues and also recently joined his friends in a fun recreation league. Tory was a true and dedicated Toronto Maple Leafs fan from an early age! He was able to go and watch the Leafs play in Winnipeg a few times with the most recent being in January. He had the opportunity to meet Ron MacLean just prior to his passing, where he told Tory to keep the faith as he was wearing his Leafs hat! Tory had his picture taken and obtained autographs for himself and his brothers. Another great source of joy for Tory, was his car, like his bedroom, it had Maple Leaf mementos everywhere! Tory enjoyed spending many years at the family cabin at Ditch Lake, where he recently purchased a place of his own. Many family memories were made at the lake where he learned how to walk, ski, drive a boat, and enjoyed tubing with his brothers, friends and family. We travelled as a family to Nova Scotia, Disney World, and Mexico where we all experienced ziplining and swimming through caves. We also travelled to Banff where Tory had the chance to ski in the mountains. There were also many trips around the province and beyond with all the boys for the game of hockey! A time that his dad holds precious, are the fly-in fishing trips to Bamaji Lake. Tory enjoyed spending time with friends at the lake, having them out to our family home for bonfires and going to Countryfest where he saw Luke Bryan perform. He was a huge fan! Tory was a gentle and kind friend to many with a "heart of gold", so it is unfortunate that his heart failed him, taking Tory from us much too soon. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Ken and Teresa, brothers Jordan (Rhyleigh) and Layne (Keirra). He is also survived by his grandparents Ron Telford and Bonnie Alderson of Portage, Bonnie Wark and Bob Mowbray and Audrey Campbell, all of Brandon, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Tory was predeceased by his great grandparents, Albert Wark, and the ones that were fortunate to have been part of his life, Tom and Audrey Telford and Doris Wark. He was also predeceased by his grandpa Colin Campbell. A Ceremony to Celebrate Tory's life was held on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Central United Church with Mr. Mike Waddell officiating. The urn bearer was Tory's Mom, carrying him out to his waiting car, for one final ride with his brothers. If friends so desire, donations in Tory's memory may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 2-37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a special charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us."
Helen Keller
JUDSON: Scott Michael. June 23, 1970, Brandon, MB, February 8, 2015, Calgary, AB. Scott passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the age of 44 years. Scott is survived by his mother Joanne, father Cecil (Vicki), siblings, Todd, Chris, Denise (Rob), and Angela; and many nieces and nephews. Scott was predeceased by brother Paul in 2012. In memory of Scott a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. The family of Scott would like to thank management and staff of the Santuari Hospice for the excellent care given to Scott during his stay. Private family service at a later date. We would like thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards and donations in memory of Scott.
There is a corner in our heartsWe will keep it just for youAs long as life and memories lastWe will always think of you.
KOSIOR: Three days prior to her 79th birthday, Nellie Kosior, beloved wife of Joe, loving mother of Jake, Walter, Char and Lisa, doting grandmother to five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, MB on Friday, February 27, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
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LESKIW: John Leskiw passed away February 18, 2015, age 54, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Dauphin, MB, 1960. Cremation has taken place. No service will be held. Loved by Brenda, his partner. Mourned by brother Robert and parents Annette and Ernie Leskiw.
LOWE: Anne (born Marguerite Anne Elizabeth Rodgerson) passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, at the age of 81 years. She was born in Brandon on September 9, 1933, the only child of Arthur and Bernice Rodgerson. A few short years after graduating from Brandon Collegiate Institute she was employed by Manitoba Telephone System and married Steve Lowe, settling into the role of homemaker and mother, raising four sons. As the youngest of her children entered middle school, she took employment with the Brandon Flower and Gift Shop and the Brandon Public Library. For several years she was a volunteer at the Daly House Museum. In addition to a life-long love of reading, she also did square dancing, medieval dancing, quilting, knitting, needlework and fabric arts. Anne was predeceased by her mother Bernice, father Arthur, and son Terry in 2011. Left to remember Anne are, her husband for over 60 years Steve; sons Alan in Brandon, Brian in Winnipeg, and Michael (Trudy) in Calgary, and grandsons Connor and Evan. The family would like to thank Rideau Park Personal Care Home for their care in her last years. The Celebration of Anne's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Anne may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1 - 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6N5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MacMILLAN: The passing of Flo MacMillan, beloved wife, mother and grandmother occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 26, 2015 with her family at her bedside. Flo or "Florrie", as she was affectionately known by her siblings, was born on Lachute, Quebec on December 20, 1940, one of ten children born to Henry and Gladys McDonald. Flo enjoyed spending time with her family, also games of cribbage and especially bingo. She is survived by her husband, Donald and her children; Malcolm (Dori), Scott (Loretta) of Thompson and Carla (Alana) of Winnipeg. She also leaves granddaughter Hannah and step-grandson, Scott Boyes and his children, Danica and Zachary. Flo is also survived by six siblings; Kay, Freda, Gus, Brenda, Malcolm and Linda. She was predeceased by her parents and sisters; Norma, Betty and brother, Bruce. A graveside service will be held in August of this year. Announcement of those details will be published closer to the time of service. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Flo to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4A9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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