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McDONALD: Hector John McDonald passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the age of 89 years. A private memorial service for family and friends will take place down the road.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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HUGHSON: David Lloyd Hughson, 72, of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away July 14, 2016 at University of Alberta Hospital. Born on February 25, 1944, he was the second son of Harold and Jane Hughson of Pine Creek, Manitoba. Lloyd grew up in the Pine Creek district and attended schools in Norfolk, Austin, MacGregor and Brandon University. Growing up, music was a large part of his life, taking vocal lessons in Brandon and competing in many music festivals and vocal competitions. Lloyd sang for numerous weddings and funerals. He played piano as well and spent hours entertaining family and friends at get to togethers. He also played for “The Austin Melodiers” for many years. Lloyd taught Business Education in many northern communities at the beginning of his working career. Later in life he worked for the food service industry which led him to Edmonton. Lloyd was predeceased by his father, Harold (1998), mother Jane (2016) and brother Roy (2015). He is survived by sisters, Anne (Dwayne) Wright of Brandon, Jean (Garry) Loeppky of White Lake, BC, brother Hal (Deb) of Squamish, BC, plus numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncle. We were fortunate to have a family reunion in June in which Lloyd got to visit with all his siblings plus nieces and nephews. Funeral service information will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or charity of choice.
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LETTLEY: Edith Evelyn passed away in her 98th year on July 5, 2016, at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, her residence for the past nine years. Evelyn was born November 19, 1918 to Percy and Sarah Jane (Burke) Hollingsworth, on the farm near Doonside, SK, the eldest of four siblings. She attended a one-room school, Byron, did domestic work, and later worked in the Sanitorium at Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. After her marriage to Frederick Edmund Lettley, May 4, 1943, they made their home in Brandon, eventually settling in the 800 block of 14th Street where they raised their children, Brian and Lois. Evelyn enjoyed caring for and visiting with people, and being a homemaker. She spent time as a Brownie Leader when Lois was young. She loved flowers and passed many happy hours tending to hers (esp. African Violets) and admiring others, whether they were real, or in pictures. Another favorite pastime was knitting and she made beautiful baby sets and afghans for gifts. Evelyn was predeceased by her daughter, Lois Arlene Ross (1987), brother Robert Hollingsworth (1992), and husband, Frederick (2001). She is survived by her son Brian (Janet); grandsons, Kristopher (Jan) Lettley; Trevor Ross, Todd Lettley, Curtis Lettley; one great-grandson, Ethan Lettley; son-in-law Dennis Ross. Also surviving are sisters, Gladys Tawse, Jean Dunton, sister-in-law, Ruth Hollingsworth and several nieces and nephews in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. A private service to celebrate Evelyn’s Life, and her interment was held on July 15, 2016 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon with arrangements in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home.
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HASLETT: Leona Haslett, age 65 years, passed away suddenly at her residence on Thursday, January 7, 2016. When not working at the Brandon Clinic, Leona was a member of the miniature club, the quilting club, and TOPS. She enjoyed shuffleboard, five pin bowling and volunteering for the Special Olympics. Leona leaves to mourn her son Andrew (Anne, grandson Archer) and her three sisters, Darlene (Ross) Williamson, Donna (Rick) Renard, and Pat (Glenn) Allen, as well as nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Walter, son Ashley, daughter Melanie and parents Lorus and Marj Thordarson. The Ceremony to Celebrate Leona's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Interment will take place at Sinclair Cemetery, Sinclair, Manitoba at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Leona, may be made to the Sinclair Cemetery, Box 71, Sinclair, Manitoba, R0M 2A0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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HAMMOND: Iris Hammond (nee Dubyts), beloved wife of the late Merlin Hammond, died July 24, 2016 at the Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba, at the age of 88. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Harvest Community Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba Donations in memory of Iris, may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6 or to a charity of one's choice.
Smith's Funeral Home 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
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ARNOLD: It is with profound sadness I announce the passing of my husband William (Bill) John Arnold, on June 20, 2016 at the Deloraine Health Centre. Bill was the son of George and Lena (Young) Arnold. Born September 14, 1930 in Deloraine, MB, and lived his entire life in his home town of which he took great pride. Bill’s younger days were filled with sports, goalie in hockey, catcher in baseball and the odd curling bonspiel. But his truly loved sport was racing Standardbreed Horses of which he owned, trained, raised and drove. Bill received all his education in Deloraine and started working after school & on weekend at the young age of 10 yrs. He worked hard all his life, adult jobs were with the Railway, Mb. Hydro, Town of Deloraine (as Town foreman), Mb. Water Serves Board (best water in Mb.)and Antler River S.D. (most beloved bus driver for many years). Bill was active for years in many clubs and organizations, Masons, Legion Br. # 83, Ag. Society. Mb. Great Western Harness Racing. He was on Town Council & Deputy Mayor for 12 yrs. And on many boards & committees especially the Cemetery even long after his terms on council were over. Bill always was friendly and outgoing with a great since of humour and was  called Gabby by most people. He lived his life to the fullest with many great great friends in the present and many that have passed on before him.  He leaves to mourn his wife of 46 yrs. Marie (Culbertson), sister Margaret Brigden, brother Alfred and his wife Muriel. In-laws Debra (Culbertson) Hainsworth and husband Glen, Betty Wall, Lorna (Culbertson) Biermann  and husband Wally, plus many nieces and nephews and great friends. Bill was predeceased by his beloved son Billie (1970-1988), as well as parents, George & Lena. Sister Gertrude Truax and husband Earl. Sister Edith Arnold, brother George and wife Fran, brothers in-law Stan Brigden and Lloyd Wall. Sister-in-law Marge (Culbertson) Astle and husbands Bill Astle and Willie Hendry. Nephew Gordon Truax, nieces Cheryl (Truax) Denbow, and Heather Hendry, and ex-wife Bernice (Babcock) Duff. Also Marie’s parents Stan and Lilly Culbertson. Marie and the family wish to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care given by the devoted staff at the Deloraine Hospital. The love and compassion made Bill able to tolerate what he had to endure for his end of life situation. God Bless! In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Deloraine Cancer Care or charity of your choice. The Memorial Service was held on June 23, 2016 in the Deloraine & area United Church. Interment of ashes followed at Deloraine Winchester Cemetery. Smith’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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CURTIS-HOWELL: Lorna Ida Curtis-Howell, 1934 - 2016. After slipping away from us over the past several weeks, on the morning of Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the age of 82 years, Mom passed gently while in the arms of her daughter Carmen. Lorna leaves behind her daughter Miriam (Ean); grandchildren Erin (Colin), and Ashleigh (Sean); great grandchildren Malachy and Darby; son David (Laurie); grandchildren Brittany and Jordan (Erin); and daughter Carmen, who tirelessly cared for Mom the past months keeping her at home in comfort, and tending to all her needs. In 1953 Mom married our father Les Curtis, and for 13 years all was good living in Kenton, Manitoba. Lorna was educated in Voice at Brandon University Conservatory of Music, and was active in the community teaching singing lessons, and through her involvement in the church choirs. In March 1966 Dad passed away and Mom was widowed at the age of 31, with three kids under the age of 12. Like many mothers of this era, she was a homemaker, not a career woman. Her music training was not enough to raise her family, and in order to further her education, she moved us from Kenton to Winnipeg. Mom was accepted into the Special Education program at Red River Community College. Upon completion of the two-year diploma course, she began what became a 25-year career at The Society for Manitobans with Disabilities in the nursery school program. She began her career teaching, and ended in a supervisory position. Along the way, Mom met widower Stan Howell. They shared a love of music, and for many years were each other's significant other. Eventually, shocking us all, they were married and spent many happy years together in Woodhaven. Lorna and Stan loved to entertain their combined families and many happy times were spent on Armour Crescent. Stan passed away several years ago, and Mom was widowed a second time.  Things were not always easy for Mom after Dad passed. Going to school full time led to some lean years, but Mom always managed and we as kids never wanted for anything.  Thanks to Marycer and Edna. Mom loved you both.  A special thank-you to Dr. Tse for the help, support, guidance and reassurance offered to Carmen over the past few difficult weeks. In compliance with Mom's wishes, a private family gathering has taken place.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the United Way, unitedwaywinnipeg.ca.Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204-897-4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com“Mom......In the face of adversity you managed very well, and did a great job raising the three of us. Thanks for always being there Mom. We love you now and forever.” 
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THORNE: John William Thorne was born on April 8, 1973, passed away, with family at his side in Brandon, MB on July 27, 2016. John will be forever remembered by his wife Lisa Scott and four children, Tyson, Tanisha, Marissa and Johnnie Thorne.
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LEHMANN: Lucia Hildegard Lehmann of Winnipeg, MB, formerly of Arden, MB; beloved wife of the late Alfred Lehmann; entered into rest on July 25, 2016 at the age of 86 years. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, your local Humane Society or a Charity of Choice. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
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ZINCK: Dorothy Noreen Zinck (née Barter), daughter of the late Clayton and Marguerite Barter of Milltown; our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend passed away peacefully with her family by her side, and comforted by her undying faith on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the age of 69 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. She will be laid to rest with her family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Your gracious heart and kind soul will be forever loved and missed.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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BLACKSMITH: Elroy Blacksmith passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the age of 61 years. A traditional wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the funeral service on Thursday, July 28, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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PARKINSON: Surrounded by family, Bryan passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 succumbing to his second battle with cancer. He is survived by his soul-mate and wife of 41 years Mary-Anne (née Gaiser), his children Christopher, Erin (Eric Davis) and Rachel. Fortunately, Bryan met his only two grandkids, Grace and London, who he called sweet pea and sweet heart. The girls knew him as “Grandpa Peanut”. Bryan leaves to mourn his brothers, Terry (Sylvia), Ty (Linda), Brent (Bonnie), sister Penny Corbin, as well as, his brother-in-laws Bryon (Debbie) and Bruce (Gail). In addition, he was very close with his mother-in-law Lotte Gaiser - Oma. Bryan was born November 2, 1947, in Lamont, Alberta and grew in Edmonton up with his five siblings. He moved to Kamloops in 1969 and met Mary-Anne (Butzi) in 1974. They moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1979 where all three kids were born. All of his working life, Bryan worked as a parts and service provider for various automotive companies. Next to his family, Bryan loved golf. He was a member of the Glen Lea Men’s Club and played as often as he could with his friends (Dale, Joe, Kevin, Bob). He also enjoyed working on vehicles and helped his children at every opportunity. The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd. Pastor Laurel Seyfert will officiate. A reception will follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 or the Westman Hospice Association, Unit M-435 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6S2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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ALLEN: Pat Allen passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the age of 65 years. A Celebration of Pat’s life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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VANDAELE: William John VanDaele, December 7, 1942 - July 20, 2016. Formerly of Brandon, Bill passed away at the Edson Care home, Edson, Alberta, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his parents Barb and Johanas VanDaele and five older siblings. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Edson, Alberta, his children, Travis (Lisa), Ella, Brielle; Shantelle Kuzyk (Darcy), Salena all of Brandon, Manitoba. Bill was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario which he was always very proud to announce. He was an avid outdoors-man and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, archery and equally enjoyed teaching others the skills needed for these pastimes, especially with his children who continue to share and enjoy these activities with their own children. There are no plans for a service at this time. A private family burial will take place at a future date.
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