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ROBLESKY: Bernice Charlotte Roblesky, 96, of Summerland, BC, passed away on September 25th, 2014 at the Dr. Andrew Pavilion in Summerland. Born on the farm near Rocanville, Saskatchewan on November 28th, 1917 to Erwin Perry and Anna Lyla Harrison, Bernice is survived by her sons Gerry, Ken and Bob, daughter in-laws Heidi and Wendy and grandchildren Sarah (Mark), Luke, Christian and Natasha. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph who passed away last year. Bernice was a very intelligent woman and even in her later years had a fantastic memory. She enjoyed reading history and was always interested in the lives and activities of her children and grandchildren. Bernice was a modern grandma and had her own wifi, ipad, cellphone and desktop computer. Just a few days before passing she had a great skype conversation with her grandson Luke who is presently working in Sweden. Bernice was in the nursing profession for nearly 40 years including the Children’s Hospital in Toronto, the Brandon Mental Hospital, the Brandon Sanitorium and finally at the Brandon Clinic. She was very proud of her granddaughter Sarah who followed in her footsteps and is currently at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Bernice lived a very long and fulfilling life and was surrounded by close family care until her passing. A private family service and burial was held in Summerland on Thursday, October 2nd, with Reverend John Briscall officiating. The family wishes to thank all of the people at Angus Place and the Dr. Andrew Pavillion and the Penticton Hospital for the friendship and care extended to Bernice in the past few years. Special thanks to Dr. Alistair Bannerman for his kindness and excellent care.
PETO: Lorne Peto, beloved husband of the late Margaret Peto, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2014 at the age of 95, at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, MB. Lorne was born in Emerson, Manitoba on September 27, 1919, and grew up there on the family farm with his parents Morton and Ethel Peto and his three sisters. He attended Manchester School and the Agriculture Faculty at the University of Manitoba. Lorne married Margaret Gibson, the love of his life, in 1940. Lorne served in the Second World War in Nova Scotia and in Newfoundland. He returned home to the family farm following the war and farmed until the 1980’s. The Peto family was very involved with the introduction of the sugar beet industry in Manitoba, and Lorne also worked for Manitoba Sugar for a number of years. He belonged to the Emerson Legion, the Masonic Lodge, served on the Emerson School Board, was active in the Anglican Church, and on the Emerson Complex Committee. Lorne and Margaret enjoyed many winters as snowbirds in Weslaco, Texas at the Pine to Palm Mobile Park and made many lifelong friends there. They also spent many happy hours traveling throughout Canada and the States with their motor home visiting friends and family. They loved to golf, which they both did well into their 80’s. Lorne and Margaret moved to Brandon in 1995, to be closer to Allen and his family. They moved into Lion’s manor in 1998, and Lorne lived there until his health failed in 2013. He moved to Hillcrest Place in January 2014. Lorne was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret, his sisters and their spouses, Dorothy and Lloyd Morrow, Marion and Roy Ash, and Gladys and Dr. Doug Murray, his son-in-law, Howard Casper, his grandson, Lorne Casper, and his nephew, Doug Morrow. Family was important to both Lorne and Margaret, they were exceedingly proud of their children and grandchildren, and Lorne loved his great-grandchildren dearly. Lorne and Margret were married for 66 years and are survived and lovingly remembered by their daughters, Sandra Casper of Fargo, ND, Elaine (Al) Hengstler of Calgary, AB, and their son Allen (Karen) Peto of Brandon, MB. They are survived by six grandchildren, David Casper, Leanne (Mark) Leier, Kevin Hengstler (Kelly Stothers,) Sarah Peto (Trevor,) Nathan (Tyne) Peto, and Alanna (Jon) Schouten, and their great grandchildren, Ethan and Nate Leier, Clark Goran, Noah and Henry Peto, and Audrey Schouten. They are also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest for the kind care they provided to Lorne while he lived there. A private graveside memorial will be held at the Emerson Cemetery on October 22, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer Society, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2.
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HOLT: George Stanley Holt passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the age of 96 years. A graveside service will be held in the Veterans’ Section at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to Kidsport, Sport Manitoba - Westman Region, Room 146, 340-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6C2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HAMMOND: March 24, 1936 - September 25, 2014. Jack Samuel was born on the family farm 24-4-19 Morton Municipality to Leslie (Chub) and Jessie (Bartley) Hammond. He attended Hiawatha School 3 1/2 miles from the farm. After completing school he worked road construction for Morton Municipality and then for Ed Coates Construction. They built many roads in southwest Manitoba. Jack had many stories to tell of these years. When his uncle Jim Hammond died, he farmed the original Hammond homestead and then continued to farm with his dad until 2001 when Jack suffered a minor stroke, and moved to Jubilee Manor in Boissevain. Jack enjoyed curling in his younger years, and later watching it on T.V. but his real pleasure was visiting with people and his great ability to tell stories. He could turn any daily event into a story. Everyone who knew Jack will remember. Jack lived an independent life until the very end. From 2001 to present, the family farm has been worked by long-time neighbours - Wayne and Shannon Robertson. Jack was predeceased by his parents Chub and Jessie Hammond (1983 and 1985.) Left to cherish his memory and stories are his three sisters Jean and Tom Hean, Lorna and Jim McLenehan, and Vonnie and Cam Coates, as well as three nieces Deb Temple, Pam Jason, Sue Dunn and three nephews, Les and Kevin McLenehan, Chad Coates, and their families. Jack was laid to rest beside his parents in Boissevain Cemetery September 30, 2014. Boissevain and area was truly Jack’s home. He will rest in peace.
CORBEL: Ivy (Racine) Corbel, wife of Gerry Corbel, born June 2, 1958, passed away August 20, 2014, at age 56. Ivy had seven children, 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. She is survived by nine brothers and sisters Lea, Margie, Elizabeth, Gail, Leo, Don, Billy Steve, Phillip and mother Dorothy Racine. Predeceased by father Wilfrid. Ivy fought a hard battle for seven months, but lost to T Cell Lymphoma. She’ll be dearly missed by her husband, family, friends and co-workers. Donations in Ivy’s memory can be made to The BRHA (Palliative Care).
Til memory fades and life departs,You live forever in our hearts.She is now resting in peace and tranquility
ADAMSKI: The family of John Peter Adamski, Jr., of Winnipeg, MB, sadly announce his passing at Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. John was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on June 14, 1952, the eldest child of John and Susan Adamski. In 1958 at the age of six he moved to Faribault, Minnesota, to attend the W. Roby Allen School for the Deaf and later Bethlehem Academy, graduating in 1974. In 1975 John returned to Manitoba, where he worked at Cancade Fire Restoration Service in Brandon and Artistic Upholstery and Northern Telecom in Winnipeg. During this time he also studied sign language and drafting at Red River Community College. In 1992, he took a job with Kitchen Craft Cabinetry where he remained until early this year. John was an avid sports fan who had a particular fondness for the Montreal Canadiens and the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He was also a competitive dart player. Very devoted to his family and friends, John was always one to remember birthdays. He will be missed dearly and remembered fondly. John was predeceased by his father, John Sr., in 1996. He is survived by his mother Susan; siblings Peter (Sandy); Noni; Valerie (Richard); Barbara (John); nephews Stefan, Nicholas, and Elliott; nieces Andrea (David) and Kaédé; and many of his classmates from the W. Roby Allen School in Faribault, all of whom were like brothers and sisters to him. A Celebration of John’s Life will take place at Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, Winnipeg, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of John may be made to the charity of your choice. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB. 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street 204-586 8668
GOULD: Maud Lillian Gould (Wall). It is with deep sadness that the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at her residence on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Mom was born September 20, 1918 to Ernest and Minnie Wall of Brandon. In 1939, she married William (Fred) Gould and together they remained life-long residents of Brandon. Mom was very family-oriented and together they spent many enjoyable summers at the cottage at Sandy Lake with family and friends. Many winter months were spent in Arizona. They also enjoyed vacations to Spain and Hawaii. Mom was predeceased by Fred, her husband of 67 years, son Larry, grandson Mark, and siblings Dorothy Gibson, Mary Davis, Violet Coupar, Ernest and Walter Wall. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Bill (Chris) of Winnipeg and Ken (Linda) of Onanole. Her grandchildren Dean (Michelle & Cole) of Gibsons, Brent (Rebecca) of Victoria, and Sheri (Bill) of Winnipeg. Her great-grandchildren Gavin, Owen and Brecon Gould, and Khephren and Kiefer Kuzyk Gould. Daughter-in-law Lynne (Cal) Rempel of Gibsons. Sister-in-law Anna Wall of Brandon. The family would like to express their gratitude to the caring staff of Hillcrest Place in Brandon. At Mom’s request, there will be a graveside service at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev’d Canon Jim Brown officiating.
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BETLE: Kenneth Garry, beloved husband of Helen Betle, father of Kirby (Bev) Betle daughter Bailee; Jamie Betle, his children Catherine, Brandy, Jaydea, Travis; Kim (Richard) Driedger and their children Brayden, Dustin, Blaine, Breanne, died in the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the age of 76 years. A come and go reception will be held at Kim and Richard’s residence (88- 1st Street North Souris, Manitoba) on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. In memory of Ken, donations may be made to the Humane Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
GRAY: Nora Dorothy Gray of Virden, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Herbert Gray and of the late William Baird passed away at Virden Health Centre Friday; October 3, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Memorial service will be held from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Virden Saturday; October 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Columbarium at Virden Cemetery Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Family and close friends are welcome to be in attendance. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Nora may be made to Virden Cemetery Remembrance Fund c/o P.O. Box 310 Virden, MB R0M 2C0 or Virden and Area Palliative Care c/o P.O. Box 400 Virden, MB R0M 2C0.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
TOWN: On Saturday, October 4, 2014, James Barry Town, age 74 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Barry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine, daughter Kim Bowes (Terry Davidson), son Richard (Jasmine) Town and grandchildren Brooke and Michael Bowes. Family and friends are invited to attend a come and go memorial reception in Barry's honour at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Barry may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
OSUDAR: The death of Demetro "Matt" Osudar, beloved husband of Lois, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, October 6, 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Matt's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Roy and Jean Walwyn will officiate. Donations in memory of Matt may be made to the Salvation Army, Christmas Cheer Fund, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MORSON: The death of Ina Morson, age 90 years, beloved mother of Kathy Thornborough and Patti Taschuk occurred at her residence, Fairview Home on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The Graveside Service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. A Come & Go Reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Ina may be made to Fairview Home Foundation, 1351 - 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6 and First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339 - 12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4M3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HENDERSON: Lenard W. Henderson age 72 died peacefully on October 6, 2014 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba. Lenard is survived by his step-father George Mitchell (Marion) of Killarney, sisters Lynda (Dave Braham) of Carberry, Lois Henderson (Larry Dillman) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Julie (Dean McEachern) of Bribie, Australia, brother Tim Mitchell of Killarney, children, Lynn (Ken Ammann) of Chestermere, Alberta, Debbie (Steve Foley) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Paul Henderson (Suzanne Zahary) of Edmonton, Alberta, Tom Henderson (Marilyn Makortoff) of Carberry, Tami Birkett (Craig Hayashi) of Edson, Alberta, and Tara (Dustin Walsh) of Brandon, thirteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Wheatland Chapel in Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Lenard may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation; 824 18th St #3 Brandon, MB R7A 5B7, or to Bayside Personal Care Home; Box 5000 Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
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DARLING: Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Saturday October 4, 2014 at the age of 88 years, Calvin Boyd Darling, of Baldur MB. Calvin leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Gladys (nee Mabon), four children , Sandra (Bernie) Davidowich of Winnipeg MB, Dennis (Rhonda) Darling of Whitehorse Yukon, Elizabeth Manning of Cranbrook B.C., Brian (Kathy) Darling of Flin Flon, MB, 10 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren; also surviving is his brother-in-law Morley Mabon of Killarney MB as well as several nieces, nephews & cousins.A Celebration of Calvin’s life will be held on Friday October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Baldur United Church with Rev. Irene Onuch officiating. A Family interment will take place following the service. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Calvin’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Baldur United Church Memorial Fund, Baldur MB R0K 0B0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
BERRY: On Sunday, October 5, 2014 James Edward "Jim" Berry, beloved husband of Anne, aged 65 years of Teulon, MB formerly of Reston, passed away suddenly at his home. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at MacKenzie Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Stonewall, MB.
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