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ZENCHYSHYN: It is with profound sadness the family announce the passing of Jean Zenchyshyn on March 26th 2015 in Brandon, Manitoba. Edna Jean Zenchyshyn was born to Stewart and Matilda Zelmer on May 12, 1934 on a little homestead north of Sinclair. She was the 4th born of 9 children. She attended the country school of Bardal until Grade 8. Jean moved to Brandon where she married Norman Mitchell in 1952. Ron was born in 1955. She married Stan Zenchyshyn where Randy was born in 1965, and Laurie was born in 1967. 1997 brought the reunion of her daughter Evelynne of Ninette. She owned the Sandy Land Inn in Pipestone where she worked many long hours. Thru the years and retirement Jean worked for Pipestone Hall, interior painting, and the most special was return to cooking where she made perogies and cabbage rolls. In retirement Jean lived in Pipestone, in Ninette and made a move to Brandon to the Hobbs Manor. She spent much time cooking and eventually created her own cook book compiling hers and family favorites. She did many crafts such as ceramics, knitting, plastic canvas, painting, greeting cards and scrapbooking. Jean always had much fun playing cards, Bingo, crib, shuffleboard and attending a casino on occasion. She had a special relationship with her 2 great-granddaughters Novalee and Maddison. Jean will be fondly remembered for her determined nature and her love of a great day of fishing in the summer or on the ice! Left to mourn are Daughter Laurie (Barry) Flannery, grandchildren Terry (Jessica) and Amy and Great grandchildren Novalee and Maddison; Son Randy Zenchyshyn; Son Ron (Sandra) Mitchell, grandchildren Sheldon, Chenelle and Sasha; Daughter Evelynne (Dave) Garabed, grandchildren Tammy (Mike) Pugh, Shelly (Doug) DeBacker, Darcy (Laura) Garabed, Duke (Lorna) Garabed and Great grandchildren Korey, Karissa, Kieran, Gavin, Liam, Jace, Sierra, Sydney, Brayden, Tanner. Also left to mourn are Brother Chuck (Carole) Zelmer, and Sisters Helen (Ken) Zarn, Shirl (Verne) Anderson, and Betty (Eugene) Bender, sister in law Dale Zelmer and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was on March 26th in the Pipestone Hall with burial in the family plot in Reston Manitoba.
VAN HOUCKE: We are saddened to announce the passing of Bernice Louise Van Houcke (Nanny) on April 7, 2015. Bernice was born in Deloraine, MB on August 7, 1935 to parents Anchor and Margaret Nielson, residing with her five siblings (Lilian predeceased, Gladys predeceased), Lucille, Florence and Lawrence.
The sun rose on the stones of the home her dad built with his hands. The moon and stars glowed on the land of the Turtle Mountains. The land of love and hardships.
She raised four children Janine, Steven (Calvina), Kim, Curt, in Brandon, MB. A home of music, family, friends, apple pie, shining hardwood floors, country guitars, singing and dancing. She leaves six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A cowgirl goes home to a peaceful eternity in Goodlands, MB at a later date. A “Come and Go Tea” in memory of Bernice, will be held Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 1332-26th Street, Brandon from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
WALBURN: Edwin (Ted) Walburn 1947-2015 passed away suddenly in his home on Thursday March 26th, 2015. Left to mourn is his sister Dianne Olfrey and her husband Allan; his niece Tamra Daye, her husband Larry, and their children Eston, Annika, and Isla; his second niece Tracie Afifi, her husband Tarek, and their daughters Amelie and Sloan. All residing in Winnipeg. A private family service has been planned.
GRAHAM: C. Roy Graham of Red Deer passed away peacefully in Edmonton on April 7, 2015 at the age of 77 years. It was unexpected and very sudden. Roy was born February 20, 1938 in Brandon, MB. His childhood years were spent in Ninette, MB, Brandon and on his uncles’ and grandparents’ farms in the Wawanesa, MB area. Roy married Gail Truss of Brandon in 1956. From this union he had 2 daughters and a son. He moved to Alberta in 1964, working on a farm in the Bentley area. Over the years he worked a variety of jobs until he found his niche in sales, beginning with cars and ending with oilfield servicing. Roy had a natural ability to connect and communicate with people from all walks of life, which made him successful. In 2007, he retired to Saskatchewan to be closer to his daughters. However, missing “God’s Country”- Alberta, he moved to Red Deer in 2012, living in the Waskasoo Estates Park until the time of his passing. Roy loved his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, having a passion to know Him and His presence more. Roy loved being a part of his church family at Frontline Worship Centre in Sylvan Lake. He loved attending and helping out at Frontline conferences held throughout the year, but he especially loved being with his children, family and many dear friends. Roy had a tremendous sense of humour and over the years got much enjoyment from the practical jokes he played on his family and co-workers. Roy will be sorely missed by all who knew him, especially his children who loved him dearly. We know that he is now totally healed and at peace in Heaven, reunited with his mom and dad, along with all who have gone before him. We look forward to the day we will see him again! Roy will be lovingly remembered by his son, Greg Graham of Innisfail; daughters, Kim (Dan) Libke and Kelli (Leonard) Beaucage, both of North Battleford, SK; grandson, Logan Graham of Penhold; brother, Garry (Diana) Graham of Sorrento, BC; as well as many cousins and family members - along with the wonderful friends he made over the years. Roy is predeceased by his mother, Florence Graham (nee Firby); and father, Orval Christopher Graham. A will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta with Pastor Peter Nash of Frontline Worship Centre and Pastor Leonard Beaucage officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roy’s honour may be made directly to Frontline Worship Centre ( or to Iris Ministries ( Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting entrusted toRed Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.
BELL:Gloria May Bell, beloved mother of Catherine (Guy) Precourt, David (Lesley), Robert, Brian (Laurie); passed away at home on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 74 years of age. A service to celebrate Gloria's life will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Cornerstone Family Worship Centre, Hamiota, MB at 11:00 am with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Gloria's memory to the HamiotaDistrict Health Centre, 177 Birch Avenue East, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolences and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
YOUNG: William John "Jack". We said our final goodbye to our father and grandfather on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Jack was born on February 5, 1937 at the Brandon General Hospital. He grew up on the farm north of Griswold, MB and attended school there until grade 12. At age 16, Jack's hockey career started when he received a letter from the Brandon Wheat Kings and was there for a short stint. Jack then lived with his sister Betty Russell in Elkhorn, MB while completing his grade 12 there, he played hockey for the Reeder Royals. His hockey career then continued in Fleming, SK, Virden and Souris. At the age of 26, Jack decided to hang his skates up, but sports still continued in his life. On April 7, 1962 Jack married Evelyn "Donna" Parks in Alexander, MB and they resided on the family farm at Griswold. He played baseball and curled within the Griswold community along with his family. There were many hours spent at the rinks. Jack's hockey experience led him to coach his son's hockey team for four years. If hockey or curling was on the TV Jack was sure to be watching. In 1970, the Young Farm was recognized as a Century Farm and a sign was placed at the end of the lane. The farm has been in the family for six generations. There is a section of bush along the Assiniboine River where Jack spent many hours checking cattle, fences and just enjoying the peace and quiet. During the summer, the family would gather at the river roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Many hours were dedicated to the land, fixing fence and attending to cattle, which also meant suppers were held in the fields during harvest. Donna could always be found helping Jack with whatever needed to be done. Jack always had a dog on the farm and it was a true symbol that a dog is a man's best friend. As Jack grew up his neighbors were a part of his life helping each other when needed, and having good times together. Jack was not a traveler and did not stray to far from home. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow and would always be teasing them. In 2000, Jack and Donna moved across the road and their son Gary and family reside on the family farm. Together Jack and Donna raised three children Christie (Wayne) Shelby, Samara Zatylny, Gary (Bev) Keri-lynne, Chad (Jen and Ceanna) Young and Denise (Mark) Liam Fobes. A private family graveside service will take place at the Griswold Cemetery on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Urn bearers will be Jack’s grandchildren. All are welcome to attend a Celebration of Jack's life at the Griswold Hall at 2:00 p.m. If friends and relatives so desire, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
Dad God saw you getting tiredand a cure was not to be.So he put his arms around you, and whispered "Come to me" With tearful eyes we watched you, we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating,hard working hands now rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
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TAME: Lorraine Helen Mary Tame (née Grandison), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Heath Centre on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Born August 7, 1933 in Brandon, Lorraine was predeceased by her parents John Grandison and Lea Grandison (née Langevin), brothers: Edgar, Ralph, Noel, Ernie and Don and sisters: Doris, Jean, and Leanne. Lorraine will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Lawrence Reginald Tame (Lawrie), sister Maureen Silver of California, children Reg (Linda) of Brandon and Bill of Abbotsford, B.C., grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Laurine Grandison, and by many other extended family members, as well as her friends. Lorraine lived most of her life in Brandon, but also spent about 25 years in Calgary. Her work included Rumford’s Laundry and Brandon Packers in Brandon, the Stampeder Hotel and the Scottish Nursing Home in Calgary. She also completed a hairdressing course while in Calgary. Lorraine served on the board at the Oasis Senior Centre in Brandon and was a member of the Crocus Seniors. She enjoyed membership in the Army and Navy Club with Lawrie as well. Lorraine was an avid reader, and she loved Bingo nights with her friends. She was known for her laughter, giggles and her famous reply to compliments, “I know!” She loved to bake, knit and cook for family and friends too. She and Lawrie welcomed people into their home for yard parties, which were always a big success, with plenty of food and fun. Many thanks to Dr. Santdasani and the Palliative Care staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre. A special thank you to her niece, Susan Robbins for the loving, attentive care she gave Lorraine, which was a gift to us all. Lorraine’s love was felt and will always be cherished by those who knew and loved her. All friends and family are welcome to attend a Come and Go Remembrance Tea on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Army and Navy Club, 31 - 14th Street in Brandon to share memories and celebrate Lorraine’s life. Elevator available. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
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DESMET: Passed away suddenly on Friday April 3, 2015 at the age of 50 years, James Grant DeSmet, of Baldur, MB. Jim leaves to mourn his partner Margaret Sigvaldason, her son Troy (Lindsey) Sigvaldason, brothers Glen DeSmet (Donna Kerr) & Dennis (Kathy) DeSmet all of Baldur MB, as well as extended relatives & numerous friends. Jim was predeceased by his father Camiel in 2008 & by his mother Rachel DeSmet in 2014. A Graveside service will be held on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Baldur Cemetery. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Jim’s memory to a charity of ones choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
CLARK: Emma Jane Clark. Peacefully with family members at her side, Emma passed away on April 3, 2015 at the Tiger Hills Health Centre in Treherne Manitoba. Mother was born in Montreal on May 21, 1920, the eldest daughter of David Cook Telford and Fanny Amelia (Hammond) Telford. Left to cherish her memory are her three sons, David Clark, Donald Clark (Sandy) of Winnipeg and Charles Clark (Laurel) of Brandon Manitoba, grandchildren Bruce (Cheryl), Sharon (Michael), Trevor (Dana), Alain, Stephen (Rachel), Jeanette, Raymond and Michael Clark and great grandchildren Colin, Emily, Evin, Raegan and Avianna. Emma was very proud of her family and loved us all dearly. Emma was predeceased by her husband Wallace Clark in 2009, daughter-in-law Morlyne (David) in 2010, her mother (1984), father (1985), brothers David Telford (KIA 1944), Gordon Telford (1977) and sister Lil Perkins (1985). After school, Mom worked for eight years as a stenographer and teller in a bank in Montreal. She met Dad while he was serving with the RCAF at Dorval. They were married in Montreal on September 8, 1945 when he returned from over-seas service at the end of the war. Mom bravely gave up her job and her comfortable life in the big city to face the challenges and hardships that were a part of farm life in Manitoba at that time. Emma will be remembered for her sense of humour, her hospitality and her generosity to everyone in need. Her home was open to all and she always made sure that no one left hungry. Emma was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star, an organization she loved very much for its charitable work, its dignified rituals, and the close friendships formed therein. She was a proud member of this fine organization for over 60 years. Funeral service will be held in the Treherne United Church on Friday April 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Chuck Ross officiating. Interment will follow in Beaconsfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and if friends so wish, a donation may be made to their charity of choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Holland, MB in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380.
CARR: Mary Elizabeth Carr of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at the age of 66 years. Mary is survived by her husband of 31 years, Murray Carr and children Rob, Lisa, and James (Melayni). She has eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Peter (Donna) Lovering, Jack (Melodee) Lovering, and sister Ruth (Lloyd) Griffith. She is pre-deceased by her first husband, Kenneth Schwab, her father-in-law Wilfred Carr, her brother-in-law Keith Carr, and her parents, Rev. G. Lloyd Lovering and Marion Lovering. Mary was born in Toronto, Ontario, the first child of Lloyd and Marion Lovering. She lived in various small towns in Ontario until the age of 13 when the family moved to Elrose, SK in 1961. After graduation, Mary attended teacher's college at the University of Regina. She married Ken Schwab and settled in Edmonton, where Lisa (1971) and James (1974) were born. After Ken's death, Mary moved her young family to Delisle, SK and then to Brandon in 1979. In 1984, she married Murray Carr and gained another son, Rob. Rather than pursuing a teaching career, Mary spent most of her working life in some area of financial services. Mary loved to volunteer, and she was very active in her church and community. She was also passionate about her work with Youth for Christ and the Brandon Fairs. Mary always loved the outdoors, and was a true camping enthusiast. The family Thanksgiving tradition was legendary! She loved animals. There were always pets in the home, whether it be cats or the family dog - each one had a special place in the family. Mary also had a huge infatuation with pigs - her house was literally decorated with all things "pig"! Unfortunately, in the last few years, Mary's life has been dominated by health issues. She battled diabetes and both heart and liver disease. She relied on family, but more importantly, her relationship with her Lord and Saviour to carry her through. She died at home while receiving palliative care, and is now in the presence of Jesus. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at Calvary Temple (620 34th Street, Brandon) at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 with Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Interment will be at the Foxwarren Cemetery on Thursday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire donations may be made to Calvary Temple Building Fund, Wycliffe Bible Translators or the Canadian Bible Society. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service/Minnedosa Funeral Service of Minnedosa in care of arrangements. (204-867-3868).
BLACKSHAW: James Harvey (Jim) Blackshaw, of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Eva and loving father of Terri and the late Neil Blackshaw and grandpa of Kolt, Shane and Julie, passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the age of 61 years. A graveside funeral service will be held at Virden Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015 with Dianne Janzen officiating. All are welcome. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (Westman Chapter) in memory of Jim. G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
QUINTAINE: Peter Louis Martin. After a long and productive life, Pete Quintaine passed away peacefully at his residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the age of 97 years. Pete was born on his parent’s farm at Mather, Manitoba on November 5, 1917. He attended Rock Lake and Mount Prospect Schools. He left school at the age of thirteen with grade seven to help his father on the land. Pete was known from a young age for his phenomenal memory and his indomitable determination. His family moved to a farm in the Copperfield School District near Pilot Mound in 1932 and in 1942, Pete took over operation of that farm. He hired his first help at the age of seventeen. Pete’s ambition and drive to succeed were not satisfied by farming, so in 1941, he began buying and selling livestock in addition. Buying his first truck, a 1938 Ford, was an important step in starting his business. Livestock was hauled to Winnipeg by rail and Pete spent years riding the train to Winnipeg weekly to establish his business. In 1942, Pete married Kae Orr and they had three children, Bettie, Pat and Jim. Together, Pete and Kae farmed and built up the livestock and hauling business from Pilot Mound until 1967, when they moved operations to Brandon. Jim grew up helping his Dad and became a part of the family business as soon as he left high school. In 1971, Pete and Jim began the exporting of livestock to the United States. It was a source of great pride for Pete to work with Jim and to see the business continue to expand. He remained involved as long as he was capable, having no desire to retire since he still revelled in the challenges business presented. He possessed an intensive work ethic and strong organizational skills along with a keen ability to solve problems. He expressed his aims in life clearly "To do the best that you could with what you had; to look after your family; to be a good neighbour; and to help others whenever you could." Pete and Kae travelled to the southern United States for many winters. He always wanted to learn new and different ways of doing things from their travels. Pete was very musical and played various instruments for dances in his younger years, often arriving on horseback or by team and sleigh. Old time fiddling contests were great entertainment for him as he grew older and he took a keen interest in following young musicians. He was interested in vintage vehicles and had a small collection which he enjoyed. He loved to attend the Thresherman's Reunion. After Kae's death in 1989, he moved out of Brandon building a new house on the farm. He lived there until the fall of 2004, when he suffered a series of strokes and his need for care required him to move to Hillcrest Personal Care Home in Brandon. Pete was predeceased by his father in April 1943, his mother in January 1963, his wife Kae in 1989, sisters Dorothy Harris in May 2000 and Vera Vanderburgh Dreger in May 1995, and daughter-in-law Deb in 2014. He will be deeply missed by his family, daughters Bettie Wood and her husband Barrie, Pat Davis and her husband Clarence, and son Jim; grandchildren Sharmyn Hamilton, Paula Stirling, Rob Davis, Gerry Davis, Dan Davis, and Corey Quintaine; and ten great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Groves for his many years of care and to Kathy Traill and staff at Hillcrest Personal Care Home for their exceptional care throughout the eleven years Pete made his home there. The funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barbara Jardine officiating. A private family graveside service will take place prior to the public celebration of Pete's life. The grandchildren will act as pallbearers. Donations in memory of Pete may be made to the Recreation Millennium Complex Fund in Pilot Mound c/o The Municipality of Louise, Box 310, Crystal City, MB, R0K 0N0  or to a charity of their choice. Flowers are gratefully declined.
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McGEE: Alice R. McGee, beloved wife of Bob died on April 4, 2015 at Bren Del Win Lodge in Deloraine, MB at the age of 76. A memorial Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Legion Hall in Deloraine, MB at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Alice may be made to the Alzheimers Society, Bren Del Win Lodge, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Funeral Home(204)747-2088
BROADFOOT: Hugh Broadfoot beloved husband of Judy, beloved Dad to Devron, Jason, Susan and Shirley died on April 4, 2015 at Evergreen Personal Care Home in Boissevain, MB at the age of 79. A memorial reception will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Boissevain Community Centre at 2:30 p.m. Viewing will be held on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at the Wheatland Chapel in Killarney at 7:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Hugh may be made to a charity of own choice.
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CARR: Mary Elizabeth Carr of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the age of 66 years. Mary is survived by her husband Murray, children Rob, Lisa and James, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Peter Lovering, Jack Lovering and sister Ruth Griffith. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation on Tuesday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Temple, Brandon. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from Calvary Temple, 620 34th Street, Brandon, Manitoba with Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Interment at the Foxwarren Cemetery on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Calvary Temple Building Fund, Wycliffe Bible Translators or the Canadian Bible Society. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service/Minnedosa Funeral Service of Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
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