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STEWART: Ruth Marie Stewart, of Brandon, beloved mother to Traci Dunn and Jerry Stewart, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, July 12, 2014. A Celebration of Ruth's Life will be held at the Lawson Lodge Main level, 261-8th Street on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PETERS: The death of Jacob Peters of Alexander, occurred at his residence on Monday, July 7, 2014. Jacob was born at Morden, Manitoba on September 10, 1943, son of David and Maria Peters. During his lifetime he farmed, was employed with Shur-Gro and worked for the Rural Municipality of Whitehead as a road maintenance operator until his retirement. Jacob enjoyed wood working, welding and fabricating. He also enjoyed the outdoors and hunting. He leaves to mourn; his children, Jo-Anne Greenstein, Colleen Peters-McCarten and David Peters. There are six grandchildren. His mother, Maria Peters, two sisters, Marianne Schapansky and Caroline Charrette also survive. Jacob was predeceased by his father, David Peters. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th North on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Viewing will be held prior to the ceremony. Pastor Ken Quiring will officiate. Following cremation a private graveside service will be held at the Alexander cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jake to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PAPPAS: Constantine (Gus) (Dino) Pappas passed away in Brandon on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 92 years of age. He was with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at that time. Born in the tiny mountain village of Kellini near Corinth, Greece on February 10, 1922, he was the youngest of four boys and four girls. Dino was well known in the Brandon business community as the owner of Union Shoe Store, which he operated from 1958 to 1987. Many thousands pairs of shoes passed through his hands during that time. He was married to his first wife, Fotina Mehos, in 1952 and immigrated to Canada immediately after, landing at the now famous Pier 21 in Halifax, followed by a long train ride to Brandon. He then worked for former Brandon Mayor, Steve Magnacca, as an electrician, and businessman, Tim Bass, who owned Canada Grocers from 1952 to 1958. Together, Dino and Fotina raised three children, Bob, Gina, Alex. He experienced a profound loss when Fotina passed away in 1992 due to illness. In 1994, he married Julia Zorzos and continued his life of retirement enjoying his many kids and grandkids and eventually great-grandkids. His favorite past-times included hunting and trap-shooting in his earlier years. As time went on, it switched to keeping up to date on world news. Religion and Politics were his favorite topics.He is survived by his wife Julia, children Bob (Angela), Gina, and Alex (Gillian). There are eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three stepchildren, Jake (Marianne), Litza, Chris (Danielle), six step-grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild. Numerous Nephews and Nieces also survive him in Canada, Greece, and the U.S. He was predeceased by his first wife Fotina (1992), and an infant daughter Betty (1962). His mother and father as well as all siblings have also predeceased him. Dino represented the end of an era in his generation. The family wishes to profoundly thank the staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home and everyone at Assiniboine Centre A-3 for their exceptional care for Dad during his last six months with us. A very special thank you to Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Ardiel, whom he called "The Doctor" and nurse Karen, whom he called "Mother Goose." A time of viewing and prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday evening, July 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Father Theodore Paraskevopoulos will officiate. In lieu of flowers, as per Dino’s wishes, donations may be made to the Samaritan House Ministries or to similar organizations that serve the underprivileged locally in Brandon.
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LANE: Bob Lane of Virden, Manitoba beloved husband of Linda and father of Craig and the late Corey passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Friday; July 11, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Funeral service will be held at Virden Curling Rink, Virden Thursday; July 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Casual dress, please. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Due to allergies, flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Funshine Daycare Centre (Virden) – Expansion Project or to Virden and District Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund in memory of Bob.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MITCHELL: John Mitchell of Wynndel, BC., formerly of Ingelow, MB, passed away July 9, 2014 in Creston Valley Hospital. John was born April 25, 1927 to David and Nellie Mitchell of Ingelow. He is survived by two daughters Heather and Lorraine, three sons, Wayne, Cameron and Lindsay, two step sons Graham and Laverne, and their families, all of BC. He is also survived by sisters Mae (Elmer) Earl, Muriel Olmstead and Elsie Wiebe of Brandon. Cremation has taken place, at his request there will be no service.
HASSARD: Marty (Martin) beloved husband of Kathie and father of Chad (Kari). Loving grandpa of Zach Fullerton and Kami Hassard. Loved stepfather of Earl and Jayne Fullerton. Marty died peacefully on July 13, 2014 at BRHC after a short illness with lung cancer, a month shy of his 60th birthday, with his family by his side. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marty’s life will take place at a later date, to be announced.
GREVES: Leslie Seymour Greves, beloved husband of Jean and dear father to Cheryl, Doug and Gail, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 11, 2014 in his 103rd year. A Memorial Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Wayne Sanderson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Les to the Tilston Cemetery Fund, Box 70, Tilston, MB R0M 2B0 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
FULTON: Wilfred “Alan” Fulton of Neepawa, MB entered into rest July 12, 2014 at the Neepawa Health Centre at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his loving wife Mabel; children BettyAnn Fulton; Heather (John) Austin and family; Lana (Jeff) Haight and family; step-children Susan (Bill) Chartrand; Neil Moffat and step daughter-in-law Elaine Moffat. He was predeceased by step-son Gordon Moffat. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, MB. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service or a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
EMPEY: Phyllis Audrey Empey (nee Clark), beloved wife of Doug, died July 14, 2014 at the Boissevain Health Centre at the age of 79. A public graveside service will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the Boissevain Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Boissevain and Morton Foundation or the Boissevain Health Auxiliary.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service 204-523-7791
SEAR: Arthur Harry Sear October 6, 1931- June 16, 2014. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a great father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the age of 82. Art leaves to celebrate his life, his loving companion and best friend Muriel and her children, Shelley (Mark) of Carberry, MB and Randy (Kathi) of Saskatoon, SK. He also leaves his son Hal (Treasure) of Winnipeg, MB, daughter Valerie (Cory) of Portage la Prairie, MB and daughter Cathy of Red Deer, AB; grandchildren Amanda (Jonah), Candy (Ryan), Jason (Kim), Ellery (Jenna), David (Kandice), Trevor, Kevin, Brendan, Alyssa, Joshua and Brittany; and great-grandchildren Cash, Aja, Adia, Peyton, London, Lia and Piper. Art was predeceased by his parents Charles and Marvyl (Lundy) Sear, his brother Fred, his twin brother Lorne, and his wife Barbara (Campbell). Except for a couple of brief intervals, Art spent almost his entire life in Carberry. After completing his education in the Carberry schools, he joined his father and brother Lorne in the implement, bulk oil, and later hardware business. Lorne and Art took over the oil agency in 1961 and purchased the store shortly before their father passed away in 1965. The hardware store was sold in 1978, and the oil business in 1983. He also tried his hand in the fast food industry, running the Summer Shack for a few years in the 80’s. Art then started his own Income Tax and Investment business which thrived until 1992 when he received an offer he couldn’t refuse and retired. Through all of the above, Art enjoyed a strong love for sports and participated in all that were available. He always said that he would have gladly traded everything for the opportunity to become a pro hockey player, but he never got the chance. He played on and sponsored two slo-pitch teams – the Shell Canadians, and Sears Investments. He ran in the Terry Fox Run for 20 consecutive years. When he wasn’t playing sports, he was watching them on tv. He involved himself in community affairs, putting in considerable time with various sport groups, the development of the Carberry Recreation Ball Park and the financing and construction of the Carberry Plains Community Centre. Throughout his life he spent countless hours in Sprucewoods Provincial Park – hiking, fishing, bird watching, looking for arrowheads, and discovering crocuses in the spring. He loved to ski and even when his health began to fail in his 70’s, he still managed to ski over 500 kms in a winter. When walking became difficult he changed to biking – all year round. Art served nineteen years on the volunteer fire brigade and twelve years on Carberry Town Council, the last nine from 1983-1992 as mayor. In 2001 he was awarded Citizen of the year and in 2012 he received the Builder Award for outstanding service to Carberry Minor Hockey. Art was a kind man who always had a smile to offer. He loved a good joke and he loved to tease. He took pride in his community and was always willing to help a friend in need. He was known to frequent the coffee shops and rarely passed a Tim Hortons. He loved ice cream, cookies, chocolate and a good steak. The funeral took place at the Knox-Zion Presbyterian Church on Thursday, June 19, 2014, with White’s Funeral Home in care of the arrangements. He was laid to rest in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to a charity of their choice.
McMILLAN: Maureen Mavis McMillan (nee Peacock) September 14, 1938-June 13, 2014. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother at St. Boniface Palliative care. She was born in Prince Albert, SK and was the eldest of three children born to Gordon and Violet Peacock. She was predeceased by both her parents, her brother Al Peacock, her brother in law Stan Pastuck and her grandson Russell McMillan. Mom is survived by her five children April (Keith) Kennedy, Brad McMillan, Kelly Bex (Dan), Doug (Gail) McMillan and Todd McMillan (Tara) and their father Jack McMillan (Dorothy), her two granddaughters Michelle Bex (Dustin) and Taylor Bex, four great grandchildren, Brayden, Gavyn, Chloe and Declan. She is also survived by her sister Shirley (John) LePage, her sister in law Marie Peacock, her nephew Lonny Peacock and great nephew Kendell. While her father travelled with the Canadian Navy, as a young girl, she lived in Vancouver B.C., Halifax N.S. and Crystal City MB. Then the family settle in Souris MB where she spent her school years and eventually married. She moved with her family to Melita, Griswold, Brandon and Winnipeg and then decided to retire in Birtle for several years, before settling back in Winnipeg for the past 10 years. She enjoyed her years working with the Brandon Friendship Centre and Manitoba Metis Federation and then Native Clan Organization in Winnipeg before she retired to open her own place in Birtle to take on her pastime of sewing “Sew Much More” kept her busy for several years. As a family we would like to thank the medical team St. Boniface Emergency, Intensive Care Unit and at the St. Boniface Palliative Care, in particular Dr. St. Godard and Dr. Scott. They are a very caring group of people at St. Boniface and they made our Mom and family very comfortable. To honour Mom’s wishes there will be no service. The Maureen McMillan Family.
WADDELL: Marguerite Katherine Anna Waddell of Calgary passed away suddenly on February 13, 2014 at the Foothills Hospital. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Herman and Annie English; sisters Neta Campbell and Bernice Telford; brother Russell; her son Bruce Waddell; her loving partner Don Marion; and her three sons-in-law Laurie Cameron, John Gordon and Butch Kirk. Mom was born on the family farm at Cardale, Manitoba on March 1, 1928 and took all her schooling in Cardale. Growing up with her siblings on the farm was a simple life, but one she talked about often. In 1948 she married Don Waddell of Newdale and from this union they had four children Audrey, Donna, Bruce and Patricia. They lived on a farm in Newdale until 1956, then Mom and us kids moved to Cardale. Mom started working at the Co-op and eventually became the manager. In 1978 she moved to Portage and started working with Robinson’s Store and was later transferred to Fort McMurray and then Valleyview. Another career change then took Mom to Calgary to work with K-mart and then onto Woodwards. There she made many lasting friendships. In 1981 she met Don Marion who became her best friend and the love of her life. They enjoyed many happy years together travelling to Arizona and different parts of the four western provinces. Mom and Don spent countless hours volunteering at the Legion for the Poppy Drive and were on the Sick And Visiting Committee. Sadly Don passed away in 2009. Mom is survived and will be forever missed by daughters Audrey Kirk (Hamiota, MB), Donna Gordon (Winnipeg, MB), and Patricia Cameron (Surrey, BC), daughter-in-law Joanne Sturley (Flin Flon, MB); and special niece Bev Neault (Calgary, AB). She is also survived by her eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and her brother Harvey English; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed and remembered by everyone. A graveside service will be held at the Marney Cemetery, RM of Blanshard, MB on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Marguerite’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at
RICHARDS: Sylvia Anne (Foord). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Mother on June 26, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Mom was born in Manson, MB on February 4, 1938. She is survived by her daughters Cindy, Tracy, Sharlene, and Terra. Her sisters, Lois, Lynne and Judy. Also, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Wilbert and Nesta Foord, partner in life, John, sons Randy and Wayne, and grandchildren Tammy and Shaun. A private Celebration of Life was held July 5, 2014.
Rest in Peace MomForever in our hearts
STRAHL: With sadness, we wish to share the passing of our mom, Margaret Bernice Strahl (Robinson), on April 26th, 2014, at age 84. Bernice passed with family by her side at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home where she lived the last 7 years of her life. Bernice was born on January 12, 1930 to Robert and Mary Jane Robinson at Lady Minto Hospital in Minnedosa. She was the oldest of 3, and when her mother passed away at a young age, Bernice was tasked with looking after her siblings, Floyd and Rose Marie (Dolly). Bernice became a telephone operator for MTS at the age of 17, and would work there off and on throughout her lifetime until her retirement at age 62. Mon enjoyed some wonderful friendships with some very special ladies at MTS, and her life was richer for it. Bernice married Ellis Gustaf Strahl, and together they brought 6 children into this world, beginning on July 19, 1949, and ending on July 19, 1964. Other than a few years in Flin Flon, MB when their boys were young, Mom and Dad raised their family in Minnedosa and surrounding area. Minnedosa was definitely Mom’s special place – she was always happy to go visit her kids, but was happier to come home. Once her family was raised, Mom was involved in many activities such as bowling, golfing, curling and cribbage. She could often be found in her favorite chair at the Legion enjoying a game of crib. Mom also enjoyed gardening and cooking and canning and passed down those loves to her family. Bernice was an avid knitter and crocheter, and we all have handmade treasures from her that we cherish. Bernice was a loving Grandma, and was lovingly coined “Gram” by her grandkids. After her retirement, she was able to spend more time with them and spent a few years babysitting her 2 youngest grandsons, Braydon and Brody. Life around mom was never dull, and they have some wonderful memories of those years. She also welcomed her granddaughter, Amy, for many a weekend adventure. Her oldest grandsons, Brian, Brent and Bradley were her pride and joy, and she missed them terribly when the headed west. Bernice was very proud of all her grandchildren and her children. She loved us all fiercely, and we will miss her terribly. Bernice was predeceased by her mom and dad, and her brother Floyd, and many of her dear friends. She is survived by her 6 children: Richard (Judy), Cranbrook, BC; Wilf (Lillian), Minnedosa, MB; Don, Cranbrook, BC; Bruce (Barb), Ladner, BC; Bev (Donnie), Minnedosa, MB; Lesley (Chris), Brandon, MB: Grandchildren: Brian, Brent, Bradley, Braydon, Brody, Amy and Krista, and several Great Grandchildren, and one Great Great Grandchild. She is also survived by her sister Rose Marie Thatcher, Winnipeg, MB and several nieces and nephews and cousins and friends. The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank-you and Hugs to all the angels at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home for not only helping to ease Mom’s passing, but for loving her while she was there. Your kindness will be forever remembered. Funeral service for mom will be held on July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Home, interment to follow at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Lunch will be held at the Legion Clubrooms. We invite all of her friends and ours to come and help us say good-bye. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home, or the Alzheimer Society of MB, or a charity of your choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
PETERSON: Joy Burdene, November 25, 1926– Milestone, SK, June 26, 2014-Calgary, AB. Mom passed away peacefully at her home in Calgary on Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born in 1926 in Milestone, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her husband Gus Peterson of Brandon in 1992, also by her brother and sister-in-law, Robin and Arlo Lunde, of Moose Jaw, SK. She is survived by her three loving daughters, Brenda and Janice of Calgary, and Wendy (Don) of Nelson, B.C.; her grandchildren Jill (Larry) and Rob (Margie); as well as four lovely great-granddaughters, Sophie, Hannah, Lilla and Emmie, all of Boston MA. A private family Graveside Service at Queen’s Park Cemetery will take place at a later date. Please forward condolences through
We love you and will miss you “Momma Bear”
Heritage Funeral Services, “Calgary Crematorium Chapel” Telephone: 403-299-0111.
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