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WATSON: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Eugenie (Jean) Audrey Watson (nee Fleming) at Morley House, Shoal Lake, Manitoba, on September 23, 2014. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Garry (Louise) Watson and Dale (Roberta) Watson, grandchildren Cheryl (Marcel) Chamberland, Christopher (Jaimie) Watson, Lana (Ken) Watson and Dane (Jennifer) Watson; great-grandchildren Bailey, Grace, Ashleigh, Hawksley, Juliet and Dade. Also left to cherish her memory is her sister Ada Fleming, brother Jack Fleming, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald, her son Dennis, and her parents Pearl and Ernest Fleming. Jean was born March 25, 1924 at the family farm north of Crandall, MB. She attended school in Crandall and after graduation worked as a telephone operator in Crandall. She met Don Watson who was in town working for the CPR Bridge & Building crew – he needed a tennis racket to play with a co-worker and found out Jean had one so he asked to borrow it. “The rest is history” as the expression goes. Jean and Don were married on June 21, 1945 at the Fleming farm and moved into the CPR Pump House on the Little Saskatchewan River 5 miles north of Newdale to raise their family. However, technology changed their plans when the CPR replaced the stationary, diesel engine with an electric motor in the pump house. They bought the pool room and barber shop from Hugh Thompson in Newdale and Don converted the west half of the building into living quarters for the family. Here they stayed until 1992 when they sold the pool room and moved into a “real” house in the north-west part of town. Jean worked in the post office from 1964 until 1982, being post mistress for the latter (approx.) 10 years. She was a Charter member of the Raven’s Glen W.I. and the U.C.W. for many years. Jean enjoyed her vegetable garden and her flowers (esp. the tiger lilies and the sweet peas) and knitting for family and the Red Cross. One of her favorite activities was being “Santa's Helper” every November and December answering children's letters to Santa that flowed into the Post Office. Don & Jean enjoyed many years of square dancing all over Manitoba, playing “500” and cribbage with family and friends and traveling often in Western Canada. They were the only couple we knew who would pack up their golf clubs on Thursday evening and not come home till Sunday night. Many trips were made to Winnipeg, Brandon and surrounding areas attending baseball games, dance recitals and curling championships to support her children and grandchildren. The Manitoba Senior Baseball League teams were also a favourite Jean always offered her time and energy to help out her family with babysitting, painting, planting gardens and anything else that she was capable of doing. Her chocolate cakes, iced with that awesome icing, were the best and enjoyed by all. Family gatherings were always special for her – she was proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and supported them in every way possible. Jean will be sorely missed by her family, relatives and many friends. A funeral/celebration of life will be held in Newdale United Church on Tuesday, Sep.30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a light lunch at the Newdale Community Hall. A private interment for the immediate family will take place prior to the funeral/celebration of life. Her family would like to thank the staff at Morley House for the excellent care they have provided for Jean during the past 7 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
HAMMOND: Jack Samuel Hammond died at his residence in Boissevain, Manitoba on September 25, 2014 at the age of 78. A public graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Boissevain Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Wheatland Funeral Service (204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
KOTYK: Lionel passed into the presence of the Lord at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba on September 25th, 2014. Lionel was born on November 18, 1935 to Mary and John Kotyk and raised in the Oakburn area. He was employed at INCO, Thompson, Manitoba until his retirement. During his holidays he traveled extensively throughout western Canada and the United States. He enjoyed reading the history of the places he visited and often would talk to family and friends of his adventures. On retirement he moved to Brandon, Manitoba and for the next 14 years he grain farmed with his brother Carl. His retirement days were also filled with hunting, fishing and camping. He was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed meeting up for coffee with friends and family. He will be sadly missed by his extended family for his supportive and caring ways. Lionel is survived by his brothers Lloyd (Kay), Ed (Joyce), and Alex (Emily), and his numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at Rae’s Funeral Chapel, Shoal Lake, Manitoba on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at St. John Cantius (Oakburn Farms) Roman Catholic Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
BOLES: It is with great sadness the family of Grace Boles, age 92 years, loving mother of Jim (Joan), Sherril (Dan) Flick, Leonard (Sylvia), and Warren, announce her sudden passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 29, 2014. A Celebration of Grace's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Arlene Robertson officiating. A private family interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens prior to the service. Donations in memory of Grace may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WATSON: Jean Audrey Watson (nee Fleming) formerly of Newdale, MB; beloved wife of the late Don Watson; mother of Garry (Louise) and Dale (Roberta); passed away at Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, MB on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 90 years of age. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at the Newdale United Church, Newdale, MB on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00pm. A private family interment will take place at the Crandall Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WANLESS: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ramona Indiana Wanless (Johnson). Ramona passed away with family by her side on September 13 at Willowview Personal Care Home in Reston, MB. Ramona was born on October 14, 1930 in Winnipeg to Margaret and Johann Johnson. She was raised in Balder with sister Leola and brother Allan. Ramona married Gordon Wanless in 1950 together they lived on the Wanless family farm near Belmont where they raised their 6 children. This was a busy time for Ramona taking the kids to 4-H, skating, curling, hockey, and other activities. She loved her farm life, caring for her garden ensuring that the food was ready for the winter ahead. She was often heard to say “What do you need and what can I do for you?” Ramona was involved in many groups throughout the years – the Rebecca Lodge, Alma School, Belmont United Church, and the Manor Board. In later years she worked off the farm providing homecare for many people in the area. When she wasn’t working, Ramona enjoyed sewing, doing puzzles, playing bingo, and having coffee with the ladies. Ramona’s favourite pastime was her knitting and many have benefited from her passion. Especially after Gordon’s death in 1995 Ramona enjoyed the company of her many cats and especially of her dog named Casey. As the family increased in size Ramona loved spoiling her grandchildren and could be counted on to come and stay with them when needed. Over the years she spent many hours sharing the wonders of the farm with her grandson Branden. Ramona stayed on the farm as long as she could, but two years ago she moved to Reston to be near her son Lane and his family. The last year she lived at Willowview Personal Care Home until her death. Ramona was predeceased by her parents Margaret and Johann Johnson, husband Gordon, and brother Allan. She is survived by her sister Leola (Currie) Campbell, sisters-in-law Jean Johnson, Jean Wanless, and Olive Wanless. Ramona is also survived by her six children: Son Dennis (Marsha) and their children Denise (Kelvin), Darren (Zoe). and Deanna; Son Neil (Deidre); daughter Sherri (Jim); Daughter Leanne (Doug) and their children, Kelby and Keegan; daughter Ann-Marie and her daughter Calie, and Ramona’s youngest son Lane (Candy) and their children Branden and Kennedy. Ramona was also blessed with three great-grandchildren Mackinley, Riley and Lucas. There were also many step grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ramona was a woman who loved her home on the farm, a woman you could count on to help out in a pinch and who was proud of her Icelandic heritage. Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 18 at the Hillside Cemetery in Belmont, MB with Beth Clark officiating. Memoriams can be made in Ramona’s memory to the Hillside Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o RM of Strathcona, Belmont, MB or to the Belmont Knox United Church Memorial Fund or to the Willowview Personal Care Home Activity Fund, Reston, MB. Funeral arrangements were handled by Jamieson’s Funeral Services Glenboro, MB.
STEWART: Frances I. Stewart, loving mother of Linda, Shirley, Heather and Ronald, passed away in Winnipeg on September 14, 2014 at the age of 94 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PENTON: With deep sorrow the Penton family announces the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Irene (née Longrigg) on September 20, 2014 at age 96. Irene is survived by her seven children: Eleanor (Tony) Rock and their children Terry (Becky) and Maureen (Richard); Ken and children Marc (Kerri) and Lindsey Routhier (Darren); Nancy (Rod) Allen and children Caley Houtop (Justin) and Cassie Allen- Brown (Andrew); Bruce (Barb) and children Kirk (Sarah), Kate Overes (Scott) and Christine; Bob (Chris) and son Dustin (Susan); Brenda (Steve) and children Dan and Claire (Benji); and Laurie (Janet) and sons Connor and Erik; and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Terry, her siblings Ken and Kae Longrigg, and daughter-in-law Gayle. Irene was born in Winnipeg on April 30, 1918 and moved to Brandon with her family in 1933.  She married Terry in 1941 and they raised their seven children in Brandon, 52 of those years on 28th Street. She was a long standing member of the Wheat City Al-Anon group, where she drew great satisfaction from the camaraderie and helping other people. She was also a proud founding member of the RCAF 502 Wing ladies’ auxiliary. Irene enjoyed gardening and spent her summers puttering in her yard, nurturing her flowers and vegetables. She was very specific of the harvesting techniques and specifically how the potatoes were to be dug! Irene's adaptability and determination were demonstrated when she obtained her driver’s licence at age 68 after Terry's passing. With her new wheels, she was able to maintain her independence. She also enjoyed travelling to visit her children and grandchildren across western Canada. The family wishes to thank the third floor staff team of Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg for its care and support of Irene over the past three years. The funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., with viewing held prior to the service, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terry and Irene Penton Memorial Scholarship, c/o Institutional Advancement, Brandon University, 270 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9 or to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MOWATT: Margaret Elizabeth Mowatt passed away peacefully at Valleyview Care Centre on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the age of 101 years. Margaret is survived by her daughters Pat Bowslaugh (Cliff,) Margie Hannah (Keith) and her son Robert (Betty.) She also leaves behind seven grandchildren Craig (Sheri) and Danny (Eve) Mowatt; Lori (Mark) Henson; Jason Hannah (Kristine,) Leanne Hannah Kehler; Brad (Jennifer) and Scott (Tracy) Bowslaugh. She adored her eleven great-grandchildren Zach (Krista,) Colton and Scott Mowatt; Tyson and Brooke Mowatt; Ryan Henson; Rylee and Rory Kehler; Nyah Bowslaugh; Sierra and McKenna Bowslaugh. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law Lorna Cowan and Florence Cowan. A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Private interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, Ronald McDonald House, 566 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 0G7, or to Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McEVOY: Albert Grant. It is with sad but grateful hearts that the family of Albert McEvoy announce his passing on September 16, 2014. Albert Grant was born August 15, 1925 on the farm at NE 20-10-21 Whitehead Municipality and passed away there as well. He was the only child of Acey and Sidney (Magee) McEvoy. Albert’s entire life was spent living and working on the family farm at Alexander. He also drove school bus for 13 years for the Brandon School Division. Albert was a faithful community member, supporting the church, rink, community clubs and was a member of the Canadian Order of Forresters. In 1963 he married Georgina Pearson. Four children were welcomed: Alison, Ken, Bill and Jennifer. Albert was predeceased by his parents Acey and Sidney, in-laws George and Mabel Pearson, daughter Jennifer Boekeman, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His memory is cherished by his wife of 51 years Georgina, children Alison (Mark) Murray, Ken (Patti), Bill (Vreni) and son-in-law Tim Boekeman. Eleven grandchildren who are so special: Alexandra and Julianna Murray; Lauren, Logan and Jack McEvoy: Annie, Layah and Sarah McEvoy: Josh, Keely and Spencer Boekeman: sister-in -law Jean Voth, brother-in-law Jim Pearson, cousins and cousins-in-law. Donations in Albert’s memory may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0P6 or a charity of one’s choice. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Alexander Cemetery on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Lunch and visiting following the service at the Whitehead Hall in Alexander.
Messages of condolences may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
JANSSENS: Margaret Matilda Janssens beloved wife of the late Louis Janssens died September 21, 2014 at Moira Place Senior’s Home, Tweed, Ontario at the age of 97 years. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba. Interment will follow in the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
GOLDSTONE:Robert “Stewart” passed away peacefully, Monday, September 22nd in Brandon at the age of 91. Stewart will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 64 years, Claire – the absolute love of his life – and by his children Colin, Dean, and Ian; his daughters-in-law Joanne, Michelle and Joni; and his grandchildren Kelli, Paul, Sean, Peter, Kira, Zoe, Stephanie, and Orion. Stewart was born in Brandon June 6, 1923 into a large, vital family of 12 children, three of whom survive: Thelma, Pat and Kay. All of the children but the youngest were born in the family home on 4th Street. During the Second World War, Stewart served in the Canadian army with the 17th Field Regiment. He enjoyed a long career with the Manitoba Telephone System, retiring in 1984. He remained connected to the MTS through his involvement in the Telephone Pioneers, especially enjoying their wood carving workshop, where many toys for his grandchildren were crafted. He also travelled widely with Claire including trips to Europe and Australia. Closer to home he loved hiking with his grandchildren at Riding Mountain National Park and in the Brandon Hills. A Celebration of Stewart’s life will be held on Saturday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street in Brandon. A private interment will follow. Flowers and cards gratefully declined. If you wish, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457 -9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or the Foundation of First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4M3. Many thanks to the staff at Fairview Home, 5th Floor, for the kind and compassionate care that was shown to Stewart and our entire family.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DRINKWALTER: Angela Dawn (Kimball). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Angie after a lengthy battle with cancer. Angie was born in Brandon on September 26, 1975. As a child Angie lived in Brandon, Calgary and Basswood. As a young mom, Angie and her spouse Len raised their three children in Brandon, Calgary and Grand Prairie. A parting of their ways brought Angie back to Brandon where she met Jon, her spouse at the time of her passing. Jon and Angie were married and with his two daughters and Ang’s two daughters and son, they felt nothing would complete their blended family better then another child. Yours, mine and ours was a common expression with Angie. Angie had always done home daycare and with the size of her blended family, she decided to open a group daycare. Angie loved the pitter patter of little feet and since her family was complete opted to fill her life with animals to go with all the children. Whether it was a frog, cat or a horse, animals were always welcome with open arms. Ang’s passion for children and daycare took an interesting step forward with the purchase of a rather large piece of rural property affectionately known to all as “The Tree Farm”. Many hours were spent on this land with the kids in tow. Ang was always moving to the next level in child care, and with that, she and Jon began fostering. The home was always busy but Ang always managed share her time with all the kids whether it was with sports, band, drama or a job. Years of grooming, mowing and bush cutting prepared Ang for her next phase in child care. With the purchase of a bus, Ang spent the summer months with her ‘camp kids’ on The Tree Farm. After years of hard work her plans were starting to take shape. Sadly Ang was diagnosed with advanced cancer in the summer of 2012. Entering her battle with a poor prognosis, she faced it head on and never complained. When things were looking bleak, Ang advocated for some radical surgeries. She faced cancer with the determination that she could beat this thing. Many months were spent away from her family as she battled her disease. In July, Ang was fortunate to welcome her first grandchild and be present for a daughter’s wedding. Ang passed away at the Souris Hospital on September 12, 2014, all those lives who’ve been touched by Ang will forever cherish her memory. Ang will sadly be missed by her husband Jon, children Tyler, Krista, Karlee, Kayden, Alicia (Chris), Alison (Jared), Myranda, Delenn, little Krista and Shane, her dad Dan (Lisa) Kimball , mom Debbie Potter, grandparents Orland and Thelma Potter, brothers Marc (Stacey) and Allister, special aunties Sandie, Mary and Pat, and numerous other relatives. Funeral services were held at Central United Church, Brandon, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Donations in memory of Angela may be made to the Canadian Cancer society or a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolences may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
DALRYMPLE:Thomas “Tom” Dalrymple of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the age of 78 years. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Delisle officiating. Donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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