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MEEK: Beulah Bernice "Bee", of Brandon, passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Personal Care Home on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Bee was born on July 9, 1929 to Lenore and Clarence Miller in Carmel, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her husband Bob Meek and sons Rick and Kim Meek. Bee is survived by her sons Bernie (Peggy) Meek, Bob (Joy) Meek, daughter-in-law Bernice (Dennis) Yaskowich, brothers Ardel Miller and Doug (Mickey) Miller along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Bee's request there will be no service. Donations in memory of Bee may be made to a charity of your choice.
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PATTERSON: Peacefully, with her family by her side, Charlene Linda Patterson (nee Vogt), passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born September 9, 1948 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Charlene began school in Edrans and continued her education in Brandon, graduating from BCI in 1967. Her first job was a waitress at Beacon lunch. She later worked at Perkins Restaurant, Perths Dry Cleaners and, for the past fourteen years, at Accurate Cleaners. As a teenager, when not babysitting, Charlene spent a lot of time at her aunt and uncle's farm. Many nights, in her younger years, were spent playing bingo. In later years, when not out walking her special companion, her dog, Lucky, Charlene loved doing crossword and sudoku puzzle books, reading the entire Brandon Sun and listening to CKLQ. She enjoyed travelling and visited places such as Ontario, BC, various places in the United States and London, England. In 1972, Charlene married Richard Patterson. They had two children, Brian in 1976 and Wendy in 1980. Family camping trips provided many memories when the kids were young. Remaining to cherish Charlene's memory are her son Brian (Kylie) of Regina; daughter Wendy (Ray) of Winnipeg and three granddaughters Brooklyn, Ella and Meghan. Also surviving are her brother Randy (Deb) of Edrans and families; sister Lori (Calvin) of Forrest and families; Richard of Brandon; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Reinhard and Ada Vogt and grandson Lochlan. The Ceremony to Celebrate Charlene's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow. An Interment Service will be held at the Edrans Cemetery, Edrans, Manitoba at 3:00 p.m. Urn bearers are son Brian and daughter Wendy. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Cancer Care Brandon, and the staff at Palliative Care in the Assiniboine Centre for the care and compassion shown to Charlene and family. Donations in memory of Charlene may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for "Western Manitoba Cancer Centre" or "Palliative Care", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.
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PIRIE: Myrtle Pirie of Strathclair, Manitoba passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Morley House of Shoal Lake Personal Care Home at the age of 99 years. Myrtle is survived by her son Eugene of Strathclair, daughter Irene (Sidney) Emberly of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, three grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Strathclair Baptist Church with interment following in the Strathclair Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Strathclair Community Centre, Strathclair, Manitoba R0J 2C0.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160
SLOBODIAN: Ruth Slobodian
1942 Nov 21 – 2016 Aug 29Ruth Slobodian died of pancreatic cancer at Regina General Hospital, SK.  She was predeceased by her husband Nestor (1976); and is survived by her parents James and Wilda Moore (nee Douglas) of Chase, BC, daughter Sheri-Bea Platz (Joe) of Glendon, AB, daughter Terri-Lei (Dave Boudreau), son Jamie-Ray (Sandra) of Cupar, SK, brother Douglas Moore of Cold Lake, AB and sister Janice Winfield (David) of Chase, BC; and 6 nieces and nephews, and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Service is at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Fort Qu’Appelle Sunday 2016 Sep 04 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to charity Ruth’s favourites were the SPCA and the
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THIESSEN: Aurore Thiessen passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the age of 90 years. As per Aurore’s wishes, cremation has taken place. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, daughters and family.
WILLIAMSON: Onagh Williamson, beloved wife of the late Keith Williamson, of Reston, Manitoba passed away at Reston Health Centre on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the age of 68 years. Funeral services will be held at Pipestone Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5 with Linda Clark officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Reston Cemetery, Pipestone Cemetery, Pipestone Lions Club, Sinclair Lions Club or CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Onagh.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels, Virden and Reston, in care of arrangements.
STEWART: Wilma Jean Stewart of The Sherwood Home in Virden, Manitoba and formerly of Oak Lake, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Colin Duncan Stewart and loving mother of Linda, Betty, Gayleen, Ronna and the late Duncan, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Tuesday; August 30, 2016 at the age of 95 years. Funeral service will be held from Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake, Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Don Sellsted officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in memory of Wilma may be made to Prairie Mountain Health for The Sherwood Home Activities Department, P.O. Box 2000, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0 or to the charity of your choice.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
HUXLEY: John Campbell (Jack) Huxley of Neepawa, MB passed away peacefully on August 15, 2016 at the Neepawa Hospital, Neepawa, MB at the age of 88 years. Jack was born in Welwyn, SK on November 7, 1927 and lived his early years on the family farm at Riverhurst, SK and in Welwyn, SK until the family moved to Carberry, MB in 1939. It was here that Jack received most of his education, and enjoyed hockey and baseball in his youth. In 1943 he spent the summer working on the Alaska Highway with his father. He played Jr. B hockey in Boissevain, and after his schooling, Jack became an apprentice printer with his brother-in-law at the Carberry News Express. He met his future wife, Marie (Hammond) in 1951 while she was teaching at Carberry. They married at Dand, MB on July 29, 1952, and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. In 1953, Jack and Marie moved to Neepawa, MB where Jack managed the Neepawa Press newspaper. In 1954 the couple built a home at 562 Second Avenue, where they raised their family of 3 daughters and welcomed friends, until moving to Elks Manor in 2013, a place they were both happy to call their new home. During Jack’s newspaper career in Neepawa, he became co-owner with John Oslund in 1968, and The Neepawa Press grew in integrity and purpose, having the respect of the community and of the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association. The partnership with John continued for 20 years until John and Jack sold the paper in 1988, and Jack retired. Through his working years and beyond, Jack always set aside time for family and community. The family enjoyed camping trips across Canada, country drives spotting wildlife, searching for projectile points, and many day trips to Big Valley. In his earlier years Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, and attending his daughter’s events. The Neepawa Rotary Club was a big part of Jack’s life and in 2015 he was honored for 50 years of service. Through the years, Jack was also involved with the Neepawa Game and Fish Association, Neepawa Wildlife Association, founding member of Neepawa Elks, Chamber of Commerce, School Board Trustee, Neepawa United Church Board, and in later years, on the Neepawa HAND (Home Assistance Neepawa District) committee and a strong supporter of the Terry Fox Walk. In his retirement years Jack could also be found at the golf course, library, and the Seniors Drop-In Centre, where he welcomed newcomers, and enjoyed a good game of snooker and cards. Jack also loved reading, and watching baseball and hockey games. Jack played an important role in his grandchildren’s lives and most recently was delighted with the arrival of a great-granddaughter. Jack was humble, honest, wise and real. He had a sense of humor, a genuine interest in others, and was appreciative for everyone and everything in his life. He was kind and gentle, and a much loved husband, father, grandpa and friend. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Lynden (Barney) and Margaret Huxley, sister Mayme Lupton, niece Patricia Lupton, and nephew Jack Lupton. Surviving are his wife, Marie Huxley, daughters, Susan Huxley (Rob Buchanan) of Swan River, Joanne Nelson (Wayne) of Neepawa, and Lois Edmundson (Bob) of Brandon, and 6 grandchildren, Shawn Buchanan, Lindsay Buchanan, Kristin Tibbett (Cam), Karla Hackewich (Brad), Jesse Edmundson and Joel Edmundson; also great-granddaughter, Hannah Huxley Tibbett. A Celebration of Jack’s Life was held August 18, 2016 at Neepawa United Church, with Rev. Kristin Woodburke officiating. A private family interment was held at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. White’s Funeral Home of Neepawa were in care of arrangements.
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KOWBEL: Jean Anne Kowbel, late of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, at the age of 75 years. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DOHERTY: Eileen, 97 years old, beloved mother of Ken Doherty, Dale VanLoo, Brenda Boon and the late Gerry and Brent Doherty, passed away in the Virden Health Centre on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Funeral service will be held at the Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake, Manitoba on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Oak Lake Cemetery. In memory of Eileen, donations may be made to the Oak Lake Cemetery Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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SMITH: Stan Smith, formerly of Brandon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Dauphin Personal Care Home at the age of 87 years; just five short days after his beloved wife, Stella. Stan was born October 26, 1928, in Portage la Prairie where he was raised and attended school. After school, he worked for Newman's Red and White Store in Portage la Prairie for 5 years. He came to Brandon in 1947 and started work at Brandon Packers, becoming a shipping foreman in 1950, and worked there until the plant burnt. He then worked for Allied Van Lines until Pool Packers opened. He joined the Sales Team and traveled throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. When Pool Packers was sold, he joined Burns Meats and continued as a meat salesman, which he loved to do---sell meat and talk to storekeepers!! He retired in October of 1989. He and his wife, Stella, traveled for several years visiting Hawaii, Florida and the Bahamas.  Stan was a member of the ACT Club for many years and attended Knox United Church.  He was a big hockey fan of the Brandon Wheat Kings, seeing every game possible.  Stan had a great sense of humor and was a friend to both young and old, volunteering at things and yet being underfoot--to most he was just another "big kid"!!  Stan and Stella moved to Dauphin 3 1/2 years ago due to failing health and to be closer to family. Stan and Stella (née Salay) were married October 29, 1949 in Portage and made their home in Brandon for over 60 years. They raised two children: Joan and Terry.  Surviving are daughter Joan (Stephen Roznowsky) and son Terry; four grandchildren, Chris Andrews, Jordan, Geoffrey, and Jarred Smith and several great-grandchildren; nephews Randy (Helen) Smith of Oak Lake, Robert (Kathy) Smith of Regina and Dale (Charlotte) Smith of Winnipeg; also surviving are brothers-in-law Joe (Shirley), Gerry (Robin);  sisters-in-law Helen (Herb Calverley), Julie (Darryl Danner) and Marie Salay.  There are also several other nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Edith Smith, his brothers Dennis, Bert, Jack (Alice) and Fred Smith and two sisters Gladys (Merv Sawyer) and Eva Taylor. A Celebration of both Stan and Stella's Life will be held together at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Lydia Glawson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined; donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or to Dauphin Personal Care Home, 625-3rd St. S.W., Dauphin, MB, R7N 1R7.
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MEYERS: Karen Elizabeth Meyers, (1942 - 2016). Peacefully on August 26, 2016 at the Brandon Health Centre, Karen passed away at the age of 74 years. She leaves to mourn her husband Gerald; daughter Catherine Gusdal; Grandson Blake Reimer (Patty); sister Rhona Rogers as well as her extended family and many friends. Karen was born in Brandon, Manitoba on January 30, 1942 to Theodore and Ethel Neilson and grew up in Erickson, Manitoba. She spent her summers at Clear Lake and worked at the Neepawa Hospital, retiring after 37 years of service. Karen and Gerry lived on their farm in Carberry where she enjoyed her animals which she trained and showed and she had a passion for gardening. Anyone who stopped by for a visit would be taken on a tour of her lovely flower gardens. Gerry made many beautiful trails on their property where Karen would spend countless hours walking, skiing and skijoring with her dog Simba leading the way. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Karen's life will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Church (4 miles north of Erickson, Manitoba on Highway #10 and one mile east on Road 105 north) with Elgin Hall officiating. If friends so desire, donations in Karen's memory may be made to the Bethel Church or the Humane Society.
Seasons Funeral Chapel, OakBank, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204)444-5444.
McKAY: Margaret Ellen McKay, beloved wife of the late Kenneth R. McKay and mother of Colin (Pat) and Ian (Donna), passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 88 years. A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, at 2:00 p.m., with Arlene Robertson of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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KUFFLICK: Lorraine Alexandria Kufflick (nee Koroscil). After a courageous battle with cancer Lorraine passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Brandon, Manitoba. Lorraine was the youngest of 14 children, born on June 5, 1949 to Bill & Annie Koroscil. Lorraine was raised and educated in the Sandy Lake area. She went to work at an early age, first to Clear Lake, Minnedosa Co-op and then moved to Brandon to take hairdressing. She met Russell Kufflick and they married in June 1975. Their son Jason James was born October 1977. Lorraine’s late husband Russ worked for Manitoba Highways for 38 years. They lived in Portage la Prairie, Westbourne and Dauphin. They retired to Sandy Lake where Russ passed away. Lorraine later moved to Brandon due to ill health, battling cancer until her passing. Lorraine had a passion for cooking and enjoyed working for the Towers in Dauphin and Sandy Lake Hotel and Restaurant. She loved cooking for friends and family, for special occasions and just because. Lorraine also enjoyed her flowers and gardening. Lorraine was predeceased by husband Russell, son Jason, parents Bill & Annie, sister Jessie, brothers: victor, Les, Alex, George, Harry, John and brother-in-law John. Lorraine leaves to mourn her passing sisters: Mary, Sophie, Nellie (Melvin), Rose, Katie (Steve), brother David, sisters-in-laws Judy, Olive as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Lorraine always had a positive attitude and was a great inspiration to life. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Griswold United Church with Rev. Don Sellsted officiating. Viewing will be held prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Griswold Cemetery. If friendsso desire donations may be made to CancerCare in Brandon, Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
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