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VERPLANCHE: Cyril R. Verplanche died peacefully with his family by his side on July 25, 2015 at the Deloarine Health Centre in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 77. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Evonne (nee Verhelst), children Andy and Myrna and their families. Mass will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the St. Antoninus Catholic Church in Deloraine at 10:30 a.m. Prayers will be held on Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will be held at the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery. Donations in memory of Cyril may be made to CancerCare Manitoba (Deloraine), Box 447, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home (204)747-2088.
MOSKALIUK: William Moskaliuk of Mountain Road passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 79 years. William was predeceased by his wife Sonia and is survived by two children: son Richard and daughter Denise. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Mountain Road. Prayers will be said Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Father Emil Kardasinec will officiate. Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
BURTON: Violet Julia "Vi" Burton, beloved wife of Lloyd and dear mother to Barbara, Glen, Diane and Mavis (predeceased), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 24, 2015. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Come & Go Memorial Reception will take place at Memories Chapel on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Vi may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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BOBYK: Albert passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the age of 94. He loved his family, the backyard, the BBQ fire pit, Christmas lights, and laughter. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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"Do not go gentle into that good night"
ATAMANCHUK: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Nestor Edward Atamanchuk, Sunday 19 July 2015. Nestor passed peacefully during his sleep while on vacation, enjoying life and surrounded by his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife Ronnie Jane, children Tanis (Bruce Lowry), Zoe and Trevor, grandchildren Gregory, Sean and Ian Lowry, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Lena Neault (Grabowski, nee Atamanchuk) and brother Perry Grabowski. He survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters Adeline (Dawson) Switzer, Joyce Brown and Marcy Grice and families, his foster family Florence McKay, Bernice Myllyniemi, Bill McKay and his large extended family. Nestor was born in Dauphin Manitoba September 18, 1945. He worked as an orderly at the Assiniboine Hospital in Brandon for a period of time before working for an uncle in construction, becoming a Journeyman Carpenter.  Nestor later fulfilled his life-long goal of becoming a psychiatric nurse working with geriatrics. In 1998 he graduated with a Bachelor Science degree in mental health. He retired in 2008 while working at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Nestor loved nature, being outdoors, fishing and spending time with his family at the cabin. He was proud of his family, and took special pride in his grandchildren. Nestor loved learning and sharing his knowledge and experiences; he’d offer advice when asked for his opinion and he would tell you “what you do with the information is up to you.” He had a quirky sense of humor that always made everyone laugh.  Beyond enjoying time with his family, in his retirement he took pleasure in Monday coffee meetings with friends at Tim Horton’s, tinkering around, watching bird activity in the yard, afternoon naps, watching the news and of course the weather channel and last but not least an occasional Extra Old Stock beer. A tea and celebration of life will occur at the River Bank Discovery Centre in Brandon, Saturday 01 August 2015 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. We wish to express thanks to the Oliver EMS, RCMP and Nunes-Pottinger  Funeral Service and Crematorium for their assistance and services, to Bernice Myllyniemi for opening her home and providing extra support while in BC, and to Darlene Paquette for co-ordinating arrangements in Brandon while we made our way back home.
RAMSEY: Janet Alberta (Bud) Ramsey (Drummond) was born on October 18,1923. She was the youngest child born to Abbie and Sadie Drummond, born on the farm 8-6-23 Hartney, MB. Janet received her education in Hartney up to grade 6 and finished her high school in Lauder when she moved with her family to Launder in 1939. On June 28,1941 She Married Arnold Ramsey in Brandon, MB. Arnold had just joined the R.C.A.F. She went with him where he was stationed. At the end of the war in 1945 Arnold and Janet bought the farm 32-5-24 West half of the river where they lived all their lives except 8 years in Lauder where they purchased the United Store. Janet loved meeting people. Besides being a Farmers wife she sold Fuller-Brush products, then Tupperware and finally Sarah Coventry jewellery as well as raising her children. She and Arnold loved to dance and loved having the family home for special events. They were together for 56 years of marriage. Bud was a member of the Lauder United Church, and taught Sunday school for many years. Served on many church offices, member of the U.C.W., hospital aid. She took and interest in Community and Church. Bud was never too busy to help or listen to friends and families concerns. When Arnold's health declined Janet took a job at Ben-Del-Win Lodge at Deloraine, MB from 1975-1981. She loved her job very much. In 1997 Arnold and Bud retired off the farm and moved to Hartney to be closer to Family. Once her husband passed away, she moved to the Cameron Lodge where she resided for 16 years. In 2013 she moved to Hartney Health Center, She enjoyed her last 2 years of her life before peacefully passing away at Souris Hospital on June 15,2015 at the age of 91. She was surrounded by her family. Janet was predeceased by her husband Arnold; Parents Abby and Sarah; brother Art; sister Merle; Grandchildren Shelly Clarke; Kevin Ramsey; Kenny and Keith Lobreau. Bud is survived by three Daughters: Arlyne Gale(Dave) Clark, Debra Annabelle(Clair) Lobreau, Teresa Nadine(Robert) Briggs; one son, Terrance Wayne(Leticia) Ramsey; nine grandchildren: Sherry & Scott Clarke, Brian(Bonnie) Ramsey, Johnnie Ramsey, Elvis(Sada) Ramsey, Derrick(Kathy) Lobreau, Dallas (Andrew) Lobreau, Cynthia (Shane) Vivier and Mitchell Briggs; eight great- grandchildren; Jeremy, Colin, Kelly Ramsey, Wyatt Ramsey, Ezekiel Ramsey, Caitlen Lobreau and Naresa & Berkley Vivier; sister-in-law Donalda Drummond, Brother and Sister- in-law, Ron and Lucy Ramsey; also numerous nieces and nephews.
PATTERSON: Isabel Hannah Patterson (nee Richmond) Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at the age of 101 years, Isabel Hannah Patterson (nee Richmond) of Cypress River, MB. Isabel leaves to mourn her passing her sons Keith (Janie) of Winnipeg, Neil of Cypress River, and his friend Wendy Law of Glenboro, Trudy McMillan (Archie) of Winnipeg, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Dave (2006), son Archie (2006), daughter Verna Lodge (2013), son-in-law Osie Lodge (2008) & by a grandson Steve Patterson (1992). Funeral services will be held on Monday July 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Cypress River United Church with Sandra Rex officiating. Interment to follow in the Glencoe Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Isabel’s memory to the Glencoe Cemetery Fund, c/o Darwin Richmond, Cypress River Man. R0K 0P0 or to a charity of ones choice.
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NETZ: With his loved ones by his side, Hans Jurgen Netz passed away peacefully after an 18 month battle with cancer, on July 15, 2015, at the young age of 54 years. Hans will lovingly be remembered by his common-law wife Pauline and his children Casandra and Jurgen, whom he adored, his siblings Sylvia, Leonard and Bernard, his ex-wife Violet, numerous nephews and nieces, plus many more family, friends and acquaintances. Hans was born and raised in Germany.  He came to Canada and became a permanent resident in the early 1980’s. He held many jobs over the years, working his way up to Service Manager at Murray Chrysler, speaking often of how much he loved the people there. Hans would always help and see the good in people. He did not realize the impact and footprint he left on people’s lives and hearts. He also enjoyed watching sports, so much so, that he held season tickets to the Wheat Kings, speaking often of his "crew" he sat and cheered with. He traveled throughout Europe and the USA, and his favorite was a trip to Cuba with Pauline.  He loved the outdoors - boating, fishing, camping, going to the lake, and watching and listening to the crackle of a fire. He really enjoyed karaoke. His favorite songs were Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”, Willy Nelson’s “Seven Spanish Angels” and George Straight’s “Amarillo By Morning”. He played host and organizer to poker nights at the Crystal and was known for his “pocket fours”, which were known as “the Crystal Nuts”. His work at the Crystal brought many people together and helped form a whole community. His work in the poker world introduced many people to the game and many people to each other. The friendships he helped create will last many of us our lifetime and we will be forever grateful. He truly embraced the Canadian life with his love of BBQ's hockey, poker and good times with good friends. His death will leave a void, but his life made the world a better place and his memory will live on through all of us. A Memorial Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiated. The family would like to thank the CancerCare staff for their wonderful care of Hans. Also, thank you to Laurie, Cindy and Yulia at BRHC Ultrasound. Donations in memory of Hans may be made to Brandon Regional Health Foundation, “Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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LAVAL: Paul Andrew. On July 7, 2015 with loved ones holding his hands, Paul left us for a place that is now more peaceful for him. He was born October 18, 1933, at his paternal grandparents farm near Wauchope, Saskatchewan, the oldest of six children of Leon and Cecile Laval. In 1943, the family moved to a farm south of Deloraine, Manitoba, where Paul went to Brock School, then high school at Deloraine Collegiate. After teaching one year on permit he attended Normal School in Winnipeg in 1953-54. His teaching career consisted of 8 years at Margaret and 26 years in Souris, retiring as Vice-Principle in 1988. Paul was a staunch supporter of the community of Souris. He was a member of the Kinsmen Club of Souris and was honoured with a Life Membership of the National Association in 1975. He served 11 years on the Souris Parks Board, worked on Town Beautification and was a dedicated board member of Souris Hillcrest Museum. Carpentry was one of Paul’s hobbies. He also enjoyed golfing, curling and playing pool at the Men’s Club (all of which he said were Rae’s “sanity time”). Camping, fishing and cross-Canada travels with his family and square dance friends, gave him many happy memories. Paul was a talented musician, playing piano, sax and accordion and sang with St Mary’s Catholic Church choir for many years. His singing voice was a benefit to him, when after many years of square dancing he learned to “call” so that he could teach the activity to students at Souris School. Following retirement, he became a club caller and over the years called for several clubs in western Manitoba, the last ones being Hamiota and Brandon. Paul is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Rae, daughters: Debra, Corinne (Ray Voeller), Brenda (Scott) Rose, Andrea (Darrell) Derkach. Seven grandchildren; Christopher and Elizabeth Bolt, Kelsey Rose, Taylor (Kelsey) Sunaert, Jenna, Matthew and Steven Derkach. Also mourning his passing are his siblings Lionel (Yvonne), Lucille Le Cunff, Raymond (Phyllis), Elaine (Lyle) Franklin; sister-in-law Evelyn Laval and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Francis, brother-in-law Macel LeCunff and son-in-law Al Searle. In memory of Paul, donations may be made to the Souris Hillcrest Museum Box 1287 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Alzheimer Society Unit 4B – 457 9th Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Those We Cherish Will Live On In Our Memories
FIEL: Stanley Fiel of Shoal Lake, MB passed away at the age of 82 on July 22, 2015 at Lion’s Wing Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, with family by his side. Stanley was born November 13, 1932 at Rossburn, MB to Peter and Mary (Lazaruk) Fiel. On July 28, 1955 he married Mary Kotyk and they settled on the farm at Kelloe, where they raised three children. Over the years, Stan worked very hard to provide for his family by farming, working at Chegwin Construction, as greensman at Lakeside Golf Course, and driving truck for Bennett Transport, West-Central Agri-Services, and Paul’s Hauling. He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Helen and Lillian, his nephew Calvin and niece Sherri. Stan leaves to mourn his wife Mary, just one week shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Jody and her husband Owen Bryce of Strathclair; his son Guye of Swan River; and his daughter Vimy and her husband Ken Spangler of Edmonton. Gigi is missed by his grandchildren: Jordan Bryce of Brandon, Kristin and Tyler Letkeman of Brandon, and Janna and Terrell Wiebe of Winnipeg, as well as by his great-grandchildren Violet Letkeman and Rowan Wiebe. He is also survived by his brother Edward of Rossburn and his sister Sue (Jim Budinski) of Brandon, as well as many nieces and nephews. Stan loved the outdoors and taught his family to enjoy camping, hunting and fishing. Stan was community-minded: he was a volunteer ambulance driver and a long-time member of Shoal Lake Lions Club. During his time with the Lions Club, he served as president and Zone Chairman. Along with Premier Ed Shreyer, Stan turned the sod on the Lions Wing Personal Care Home site. Stan was proud to receive numerous Driver of the Year awards and to achieve one million miles of incident -free driving with Paul’s Hauling. After retiring from trucking, Stan enjoyed coffee time with his friends, touring the countryside in his truck, walking at the Arena, hunting and fishing, and having more time with his family. The family wishes to thank all the dedicated staff at the Personal Care Home for the wonderful care and compassion Stan received over the past two years. A private funeral service will be held on July 28, 2015 with Pastors Terrell and Janna (Bryce) Wiebe officiating. Interment will follow in Shoal Lake Municipal Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Morley House Personal Care Home Activities Department or to Shoal Lake Handi-Van.
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Rae’s Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
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BROWN: Margaret Brown; formerly of Oak River, MB; beloved wife of the late Josh Brown; mother of Dale (Donna), Sandra Davis, and the late Wes Brown; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 95 years of age. A private family graveside service will be held at the Pettapiece Cemetery, R.M. of Oakview, MB on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Birch Lodge PCH Activities Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
DUJARDIN: Ferdinand (Fred) Ross Dujardin, 72 of Shilo, passed away Sunday June 28, 2015 at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre of a brain aneurysm. He was born on February 10, 1943 to Ross and Gabe Dujardin. Fred grew up Deloraine, MB, where he went to school and helped out with the family business. He married Judy Desender, July 31, 1964 and from this union Patti and Randy were brought into this world. Fred and Judy started their business, Dujardin Lesisure Centre in 1978. Over the years Fred enjoyed racing snowmobiles with the Rumblers, hanging out at the cabin at Lake Metigoshe, hunting, golfing and curling. After a divorce in 1984, Fred met his soulmate Carole Ginter. Fred and Carole moved to Brandon and after Fred’s mother’s death they moved to Fred’s family home to Shilo where they resided until their deaths. Fred had ran his worn business, been a Curling Ice Maker, greens keeper, and worked with a paving crew for Zenith Paving before he retired. After retirement Fred enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling. He reconnected with the Catholic Faith and became president of The Shilo Service Club. Throughout his life Fred had a love of music, singing and dancing - many dance cards will be empty now! Fred was predeceased by his soulmate Carole Ginter (2010) and his parents Ross (1977) and Gabe (1999) Dujardin. He is survived by his children, Patti (Tuffy) Kirkwood of Souris, Randy (Maureen) Dujardin of Brandon, Jeff (Brenda) Ginter of Dawson Creek, BC and Duane Ginter of Portage; Grandchildren Cory (Jana) Kirkwood of Calgary, Joey Kirkwood of Calgary, Kia and Jade Dujardin of Brandon, Jason and Kelsey Ginter of Dawson Creek; Great Grandchild Keelan Kirkwood of Calgary. Service was held July 3, 2015 at Shilo Catholic Church in Shilo with burial at Deloraine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to dad’s second family - The Shilo Service Club at Box 252, Shilo, MB, R0K 2A0.
We’ll always rememberthat special smilethat caring heartthat warm embraceYou always gave us.You being there for usThrough good and bad timesno matter what.We’ll always remember you becauseThere will never be another oneto replace you in our heartsand the love we will always have for you.
Patti, TuffyRandy, MaureenJeff, BrendaDuane & families
BOYCE: The death of Ivan "Garry" Boyce occurred on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born December 1, 1937 at Virden Manitoba, Garry attended school in Brandon. At age 17, he went to work for Manco Dairies. In earlier days he did home deliveries by horse and carriage. Later on he moved to the sales department, where he developed many lifelong friends through his coworkers and clients. During the summers, Garry enjoyed life with family and friends at his cabin at Clear Lake. After retiring from Dairyland in February 1997, he enjoyed gardening, camping trips, as well as travelling abroad to the States, across Spain, Cuba, Hawaii and Dominican Republic, eventually going on to enjoy Triple 7 bus tours, meeting many friends along the way. He and his wife Mary sold their home and moved into the Lions Manor, where he easily made new friends and enjoyed nine years in the Manor until he was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Garry is survived by his wife Mary of 24 years; daughter Debra; stepchildren Linda and Tony, and Michael; brother in-law Jack Webb; Five grandchildren: Richard, Ian, Jessica and Adam, Jerrica, and Michael, as well two great-grandchildren. He was fondly known as Uncle Dingbat to many nieces and nephews. Garry was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters, as well as his step-son, Stephen. A Memorial Reception will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Garry may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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BOAKE: Howard Calder Boake passed away peacefully at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on July 9th, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Howard was born on the family farm north of Nesbitt on April 4th, 1922. Howard was the eldest of four children (one passing away in infancy) born to John and Clara (nee Calder) Boake. Other than two years served in the army as a cook, Howard lived all his life in the Nesbitt area. Howard met his future wife of 61 years, Doreen Gladys Hyde while she was working in the Co-op store in Nesbitt. They were married in 1945 and moved to the SE 5-7-18W in 1947 where they farmed together until Doreen’s passing in 2006. They raised two sons John and Doug and were very helpful in getting them started in farming, always there to help when needed. Howard left school at an early age to farm with his dad. He was a farmer through and through and loved everything associated with it, although when repairing equipment, if things did not go as planned, he could throw a wrench or part as far as the best of them. Howard and Doreen had a mixed farm, growing grain and raising all types livestock, horses and cattle being his favorites. In his younger years when time allowed he worked for some of the neighboring farmers and had many fond memories and interesting stories of this time in his life. Howard was not a complainer and though many of the earlier years on the farm were tough, he took the good with the bad and persevered with hard work and determination. Howard experienced many changes in his lifetime of farming, from working with horses and threshing machines to driving a four-wheel drive tractor and self-propelled combine. For many years Howard, his two sons, brother Ralph and nephew Ron worked together farming and he enjoyed this very much. Howard was a people person with a good sense of humor and he enjoyed visiting with anyone and everyone at anytime, as well as sharing the odd beverage should the occasion arise. He would lend a helping hand to neighbors whenever he could. Howard loved his family and was devoted to them. He loved teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow up. He took a keen interest in what his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were doing and would watch them play baseball, curl and perform in Christmas concerts among other things. Family gatherings were also a special event in his life, including his birthday which he shared with his granddaughter Lisa. He will be remembered as the Christmas “turkey carver”, which he did for many years. Howard also attended many family reunions in Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario. Howard enjoyed many activities from card playing to goose hunting to golfing, but his sport of choice was curling which he participated in for around sixty years, starting in Nesbitt’s one sheet curling rink in 1942. He enjoyed curling with good friend and neighbor Wes Rathwell for 25 years and spoke of this often. Howard and Doreen attended the Silver Broom for a few years, meeting new friends and seeing new places like Switzerland. Howard was a Legion member, he served on the Bertha School Board for 6 years and on the Pool Elevator Board in Nesbitt for 25 years. He was very interested in local history, reading and studying many of the area history books and could often be counted on to advise when and where someone lived as well as some of their family history. Howard spend the last few months in the Wawanesa Personal Care Home where he received excellent care and enjoyed visiting with staff and residents. Dad had good health most of his life, loved his family, loved farming and enjoyed his friends and neighbors, a life well lived. He will be sadly missed by all and fondly remembered. Howard leaves to mourn his son, Doug (Darlene), daughter-in-law Muriel, five grandchildren: Andrew (Jennifer), Heather (Travis), Trevor, Connie, Lisa (Mark) and five great-grandchildren: Kayleigh, Addison, Teagan, Bayley, and Calder, brother Ralph (Marney), sisters-in-law Grace Huculak, Bernice Christensen, Marney Boake, and brother-in-law Clayton Hunter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his wife Doreen (nee Hyde), son Jack Boake, sister Rita (Bill) Garbe, infant brother James Boake and parents John and Clara (nee Calder) Boake, as well as numerous extended family members. A family graveside service was held on July 14, 2015 at the Minnewawa Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Receptions at the Nesbitt Community Hall. Donations in Howard’s memory can be made to The Wawanesa Activities Department, c/o Prairie Mountain Health Authority, Box 309, Wawanesa, MB, R0K 2G0, or to CancerCare Manitoba, 620 Frederick St., Brandon, MB R7A 2B3, or to a charity of your choice.
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