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WOOD: Margaret Wood (nee Verstraete) October 14, 1933 - March 18, 2016. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother at the Glenboro Personal Care Home. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 2014. She was born in Cypress River, MB and attended Cypress Valley School where she met the love of her life, Lawrence. They were wed on April 15 1952. They moved to a farm nine miles west of Glenboro, MB and then to their present farm in 1956. They continued to farm until their retirement. Mom enjoyed baking, gardening, spoiling our puppies, and watching curling and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on TV. But, most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and later her great-grandchildren. Left to mourn Margaret’s passing are her sons, Garry Wood (Donna Bourdeaud’hui) of Brandon MB, Dennis (Irma) Wood of Glenboro MB, and Mark (Sandra) Wood of Gimli MB, grandchildren Kevin (Leanne), Trevor (Angela), Jason, Danielle (Brayden), and Michael, great-granddaughters Bridget and Sophia and great-grandson William, her brother-in-law Leo (Mona) Wood, sisters-in-law Jessie, and Imelda Wood and Esther Verstraete, as well of numerous niece and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents August and Clementine Verstraete, brothers Marcel and Rene (Margaret) Verstraete, sister Clara (Andre) DeRuyck, as well as many extended relatives. Funeral service will be held at Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Father Phillip Malayil, celebrant. Prayers will take place at 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. If friends so desire, donations made in Margaret’s name to the Glenboro Area Foundation Inc. Box 147, Glenboro MB, R0K 0X0, or a charity of your choice.
VODON: Hubert Matthew Joseph Vodon of Virden, Manitoba beloved husband of Jeanne Vodon and beloved father of Ida, Denis and David passed away at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba Friday; March 18, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Funeral Mass will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Virden, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Eric Zadji officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Evening Prayer Vigil will be held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Monday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Hubert may be made to Canadian Cancer Society - Transportation Services, 415 - 1st St. Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MUNDAY: Robert (Bob), J.A. Passed away suddenly at his home March 16th with his wife at his side. He is survived by wife Bonnie (née Balkwill), daughter Dori (Paul) Lionello of Penticton, son W. Rob (Jenny) Munday MD, at Yale University in Connecticut and grandsons Lucas and Logan. Bob grew up in Brandon, Manitoba, worked in radio in Winnipeg, Melfort, SK and Castlegar, BC. In Trail he chose journalism at the Trail Times before he moved to Penticton. His heart was in sports and he enjoyed being the sports editor of the Penticton Herald for seventeen years. He also did some work for the Penticton Western and Oliver Chronicle. During the parenting years Bob focused on raising Dori & Rob and he supported and encouraged all of their endeavours. There were many years of weekends at hockey, tennis, gymnastics, and soccer events. He adored his young grandsons and looked forward to their growing years. Bob harboured no grudges and was known for his genuine warmth, kindness and respectful manner. He enjoyed people, sports, and life in general every day and was often in touch with his many friends. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered. A celebration of life will take place at a future date.
HOWARD: Margaret Helen (Robertson) died March 16, 2016, at Sunnyside Manor, Birtle, MB. Born March 22, 1930 in Russell, MB to John Redpath Robertson and Millicent Marie (Hallick). Childhood years were spent with her 5 siblings on the farm (Twin Brae), 13 miles north of Inglis, MB. In 1944 the family moved to Foxwarren, then to Birtle in 1947. Margie worked as a switch board operator with MTS in Russell, Dauphin, Portage, and Gladstone. She met and married Raymond Ernest Howard. Together they operated Howards Clothing Store and Ray's Foods and raised a family of three (Laurie, David and Jeff). Margie is remembered for her great sense of humor and her many talents. She loved the outdoors hiking, gardening, X-country skiing, bird watching, camping and travelling. She rarely sat idle (baking, knitting, sewing) and created many handmade gifts of pottery and pictures done in crewel embroidery. Margie was predeceased by her parents, John (1976), and Millie (1958); her husband Ray (1986); siblings Catherine (2015), Ken (2009) Wotton; Bill (1983); parents-in-law Dick (1984) and Ethel (1998) Howard; brother-in-law Al Cook (2005). She is survived by her children: Laurie (Steve) Lawrance; David (Dorothy); Jeff (Wanda) and grandchildren: Ben (Kandi); Jill (Steve) Warkentin; Courtney (Tyler); Nat (Kristy); Alison; Shelby; Ruth and step-grandchildren: Christine (Keith) Hartwig; Craig Lawrance and 10 great grandchildren and siblings: Peter (Marie) Robertson; Patricia Robertson; Karen (Bob) Marshall; and sisters-in-law: Linda Glover (Bert); Doris Cook (Louie); and many nephews and nieces. Donations in Margie’s memory may be made to: Birtle & District Foundation, Box 598, Birtle, MB, R0M 0C0 or The Centre c/o The Birtle Foundation.
HARVIE: Cheryl Diane Harvie, March 28, 1948 - March 19, 2016. It is with sadness and acceptance that we announce the passing of Cheryl, March 19, 2016, at the age of 67, at the Palliative Care Ward of BRHC, after a long and courageous battle. Mom was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. Left to cherish her memory are her children Michelle Harvie, Shane Harvie (Shari Couture); her grandchildren Taylor Foxon, (Mom Tammy Funk), Kaitlyn Harvie-Houle, William Slattery, Mikela and Brody Couture; and all Mom’s beautiful memories will be shared with her newest grandson due in a few weeks. Her mother Louise Royko, her five siblings, and nine nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her father Frederick Steffens and first grandson Daniel Foxon-Harvie. Moms greatest joy in life was the time spent with her granddaughters, teaching them to dance with the wind in the trees, see the beauty in every bug and creature and find peace and laughter every day. We were able to fulfill Mom’s wishes to be at home with us the last eight months of her life. A time of visitation and celebration of her life will be held at The Kurve Clinic, 1321 Rosser Avenue, Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at a later date at the Minnedosa Cemetery.
GRIFFITH: Our family is saddened to announce the passing of our Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, Lois Olive Maxine Griffith (Wolfe) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born January 20, 1929 in Ebor, Manitoba, Lois grew up with her two sisters Doreen and Georgina. She attended school in Ebor and Virden and in 1947 attended Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught school in Rounthwaite and Brandon Hills. In 1948, while teaching at her first school in Routhwaite, Lois met Jim, the love of her life, and they were married in 1950. Together they farmed and raised their family in Rounthwaite and moved to Brandon in 1972. Mother was active in the Rounthwaite Community Club, UCW and in her later years enjoyed a good game of bridge and the fellowship it provided. Jim and Lois enjoyed over 25 years spending winters in Mesa Arizona. Her grandchildren and great Grandchildren were a constant source of pride and enjoyment. Lois is survived by her husband Jim of 66 years; children Lorraine (Jim), Mark (Lorraine) and Grant (Patty); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Amie), Brian (Kirsten), Tyler (Belinda), Courtney (Jon), Jesse (Nadine), Curtis (Laura) and eleven great-grandchildren. Mother's gentle nature will be sadly missed by her surviving sister Doreen White, sister-in-law Carol (Grant) Smith and many nieces and nephews. The family will honour her memory privately at a graveside service at the Rounthwaite Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Rounthwaite Cemetery Fund" (cheques payable to Brandon Area Community Foundation), #5A, 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6Y9 or to a charity of their choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
DEG: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Hannah Kathleen Deg (Olfrey) on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Eva leaves to mourn her children Mina (Fred) Laycock, Arvadell (Sydney) Egesz, Ian (Jackie) Deg, Daryl (Kathy) Deg, and Kevin (Erin) Deg; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Nellie Thorne. She was predeceased by her husband John; two sons Dwight in 2010 and Arthur in infancy; and brother-in-law Stan Thorne. A Time of Remembrance and Celebration will be held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Temple Building Fund, 620-34th Street, Brandon, MB, R7B 2R5 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CHAMBERS: With family by her side, Margaret “Evelyn” Chambers (nee Myers) passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Evelyn was born February 3, 1922 at the home farm near Belmont, MB, (the first child of nine) to George and Mattie Myers. Evelyn attended school and church in Belmont. Her summers were usually spent with her Grandma and Grandpa Campbell where she helped with chores and housekeeping. In 1940, Evelyn married Russell Chambers at Knox United Church, Brandon, MB. They resided in Brandon until 1953 when they purchased the farm north of Dunrea, MB. Evelyn and Russ worked hand in hand together on the farm. In 1964, they retired from farming and moved to Belmont where Russ was employed as Custodian at the Belmont School. Again, Evelyn worked alongside her husband. At age 55, Evelyn began work in the Meat Department at Sykes Grocery Store and later worked as a Health Care Aid with Belmont Home Care. Evelyn belonged to several organizations in Belmont including: Rae Rebekah Lodge #58, 4-H as a Leader, UCW, Museum, Centennial Committee, Curling Club, Sunday School, United Church Choir, Seniors Drop In Centre, Red Cross, Hall Committee and the 1993 Myers family reunion. Some of her interests and achievements were sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening, crafts, baking and preserving vegetables and fruits, reading, needlework and numerous positions in the Rae Rebekah Lodge. She also enjoyed spectator sports such as baseball and curling as well as watching Blue Jays baseball and curling on TV. Evelyn loved her flower gardens and her indoor plants. Her sewing skills included everything from simple dresses to bridesmaid dresses, curtains, cushions and crafts. The Red Cross and Child and Family Services received many of her knitted articles. Evelyn especially enjoyed being at the cabin at Pelican Lake on weekends where many of her family members would congregate. Russ and Evelyn celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary in June 2002. Evelyn is survived by children, Gene (Sylvia), Merle (Darryl) Darling, Carol (Mike) Boreskie, Lois Bjornson (Rick Saint) and Colleen Gillies, 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Evelyn was predeceased by parents, George (1985) and Mattie (1991) Myers, husband, Russell Chambers (2003), son-in-law, Bob Gillies (1997). Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel with Rev Craig Miller officiating. Urn bearers were grandchildren, Kevin Chambers, Jody Penner and Steve Boreskie. A Dedication and Honour Guard was presented by the Rebekah Lodge. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, MB. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or charity of your choice. Many thanks to the Valleyview Care Centre staff for their excellent care received by our Mom.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CAMERON: Mark Nelson Cameron of Brandon, MB passed away on March 18, 2016 at the Concordia Hospital, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 45 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Port in the Storm. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
ALBERTSON: Gordon Albertson, beloved husband of Ruth, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the age of 75 years. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WILSON: Allan Robert Wilson passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Allan is survived by his wife Florence and two sons, Tory and Shaun; grandchildren Robert, Taylor, Damon, Gage, Meagan, Keagan and great grandchildren Ryder and Mila. A Memorial Tea will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Allan may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HURLIN: Erik Henry Hurlin, of Miniota, MB; beloved husband of Mary, father of Bill (Sheryl) and Rick (Wendy), passed away at Morley House PCH, Shoal Lake, MB on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 83 years of age. Service to be announced for Miniota in the near future. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Erik’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B – 457 9th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 3K8.
Messages of condolence can be shared at campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements.
JANZEN: Della Irene Janzen (nee Petch). Della Janzen, beloved wife of Henry Janzen, died March 22, 2016 at the Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, MB at the age of 80 years. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Wheatland Chapel in Killarney, MB. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Killarney Mennonite Church, Killarney, MB at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Killarney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Della may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or to Canadian Foodgrains Bank; Box 767, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2L4.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791www.wheatlandfs.com
CAMERON: Mark Nelson Cameron of Brandon, MB passed away on March 18, 2016 at the Concordia Hospital, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 45 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Port in the Storm. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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