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MAZUREK: Stanislawa (Stasia) Mazurek formerly of Virden, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Joe Mazurek and beloved mother of Dorota Mazurek passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Funeral Mass will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Virden Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Eric Zadji officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Evening Prayer Vigil will be held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Stasia may be made to Virden and Area Palliative Care, P.O. Box 400, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0.E-mail messages of condolence
or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
KILFOYLE: Robert “Bob” James Kilfoyle, beloved husband of Joan, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 90 years. The funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Nigel Packwood officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
KOSIOR: Nellie Kosior (née Lamb) March 3, 1936-February 27, 2015The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories, becomes a memory.
On February 27, 2015, only three days before her 79th birthday, Nellie peacefully left this earth with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her father Mike Lamb, mother Anne Lamb, infant son Stefan, brother Richard (Dick) Lamb, brothers-in-law Charlie (McKay) and Frank (Kwiatkowski). Nellie is survived by three sisters, Eva McKay (Charlie), Vergie Kokorudz (Stanley), Marlene Gerelus (Bill) and sisters-in-law Maureen Lamb and Cecile Kwiatkowski. She leaves to mourn her husband Joseph of 57 years, children Jake (Irene), Walter, Charlene (Wayne) and Lisa. She also leaves five grandchildren, Leslie, Stefan, Kathleen, Olivia and Avery along with three great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Joseph and Emberlynn. She had many cherished nieces and nephews. Nellie was born on the Lamb family homestead near Oakburn, Manitoba and attended Roger’s Elementary School in Oakburn. Before the days of television and internet, Nellie and her siblings spent evenings together dancing to the tune of father’s fiddle at the farm. At the age of fifteen, Nellie went with Eva to the big city of Brandon, Manitoba to work at the Brandon Packers Plant. Together, they lived in a small apartment on 2nd Street in Brandon and spent weekends dancing at the Palladium on Rosser Avenue. Nellie was very musically inclined playing the accordion, violin and piano with accordion lessons during weekday evenings. Nellie met her husband Joe on a blind date where he took her to the 1957 New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at the Sokol Hall, and after a whirlwind romance, they were married only six months later on June 15, 1957. Together, they built a house and raised a family at 1834 McDonald Avenue in Brandon’s North End. She was an active member of the Polish National Catholic Church and also the Sokol Hall. It was here that she made some of her closest friendships and had some of the best times of her life. For the first fifteen years of her married life, Nellie managed the family household and her four children. As the children got older, Nellie took on the role of administrator and book-keeper for the family business, Aurora Video and Audio until her passing. While Nellie and Joe spent many summers at the cottage in Clear Lake, Manitoba and 31 winters at the family home in Weslaco, Texas, they also travelled extensively together to destinations in the Caribbean Europe, South America and the United States. Nellie’s hobbies included her rose and vegetable garden in Brandon and tending the grapefruit tree in Weslaco, Texas. She had amazing pickling and canning skills and we will remember many tireless evenings of Nellie working late into the night until the job was done. She was a master in the kitchen and could warm a hungry heart with not only her cooking, but her genuine compassion for her friends and family. She was well known in the VLT lounges and could light up any room as soon as she walked in. But, nothing could light Nellie up quicker than the love of her Joe, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nellie will be especially remembered for her quick wit and humor, perhaps responding too quickly and getting her words mixed up, but once she realized what she said, it was fun to all be in on the joke. Nellie touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.
Whenever we feel sad because we miss you, we will try and remember how lucky we are to have someone so special to miss.
Evening Prayers will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. Nellie’s Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel with interment at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, 2-37, 11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2.
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KILBURN: Helen Margaret, passed away on her 85th birthday on February 27, 2015 at Neepawa Hospital. Helen is survived by her husband, Lorne Kilburn, and her children, Ray Poole and Myrna Nanson, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In keeping with Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service on April 24th. At 2:00 p.m. on that day friends are invited to a time of fellowship at the Neepawa Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Helen can be given to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service, Box 1240, Neepawa, MB, R0J 1H0.
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JAMIESON: Allan James Jamieson; beloved father of Michael; brother of Graham; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 66 years of age.  Services to be announced in the Spring 2015.  For those so desiring, donations may be made in Allan's memory to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or to the Hamiota Golf Club, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.  Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
JACKSON: Dr. Patrick Cecil Jackson (August 31, 1948 - February 22, 2015). Born in Chicago IL and brought up in Dauphin MB, Patrick obtained a diploma in psychiatric nursing in 1971 from the Manitoba Developmental Centre in Portage la Prairie, MB. He then graduated from Brandon University, Brandon, MB with two undergraduate degrees in 1974. Six years later, he defended his Ph.D. in Developmental Neurobiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. He also was a faculty member at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, ON for several years. Patrick then returned to Brandon where he became a Brandon University faculty member in Biology in 2004, and chaired the Zoology Department in 2006. He taught all undergraduate levels and served on a number of BU committees including the Senate Executive, Senate Research, Curriculum and Academic Planning and Animal Care. In addition, Dr. Jackson lent his expertise to counselling students, particularly in the biomedical fields. He was predeceased by his parents, Rosco James Jackson in 1990 and Helen Susie Jackson in 2009 and his brother Jim in 2013. He is survived by his two sons, Jackson Parker of Calgary, AB and Robert Jackson of Surrey, BC, as well as sisters Barbara-Jean Jackson and Deborah Petrie of Brandon and Karen Bowman of Gimli and their families, nieces, nephews and extended family members. Donations in Patrick's memory may be made to a charity of choice. A public memorial service is planned for a later date. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of A3 Palliative Care Unit, Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassionate care during his illness.
HAMILTON: Stanley Eugene "Stan" Hamilton, age 87 years, beloved husband of Lillian and dear father to Leah (Gord) Link and grandfather to Justin (Emma) and Mark, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 23, 2015. The Ceremony to Celebrate Stan's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Wayne Sanderson of Trinity United Church will officiate. A private interment will be in the Carnduff Cemetery, Carnduff, SK at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Stan to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GRAHAM: Keith Graham of Carberry, MB, beloved husband of Donna Graham, entered into rest on February 25, 2015 at the age of 79 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Knox-Zion Presbyterian Church, Carberry, MB. Interment in Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB. If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
DICKSON: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maurice Howard Dickson, age 77 years of Rivers, MB, beloved husband, father and grandfather on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. Funeral Service will be held at the Rivers United Church on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 11:00 am. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Maurice to the Riverdale Community Centre, P.O. Box 365, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CRUICKSHANK: Margaret Dorothy Cruickshank passed away at the Elkwood Manor in Elkhorn, MB, on February 2, 2015 in her 96th year. She was born February 7, 1919 at her parent's farm in the Burnbank district and attended school in Elkhorn. Her parents were George and Agnes Freeman. She had one sister Marjorie, and three brothers, Charles, Stewart and Douglas. Marg married Thomas Walter Cruickshank on February 7, 1942 in the Chapel of the Residential School in Elkhorn. After Tom returned home following the war, they bought land 14 miles west of Virden in the Arawana district. Those years were some of the best years of Marg's life, raising 5 children, Lynne, Ken, Ron, Dave, and Beth. Marg and Tom were active in the Arawana School District, Elkhorn Legion, and Elkhorn Agricultural Society. On April 3rd, 1976, David accidently passed away in a car accident. In 1981, Tom & Marg moved to Virden and on April 23, 1983, Tom passed away with cancer. In Virden, Marg was active in St. Paul's United Church and in the Virden Agricultural Society. She sang in the United Church Choir and the Village Choir. She enjoyed lawn bowling and going on bus tours and family holidays. Marg was an enthusiastic spectator, travelling miles to watch her family participate in their activities. She loved to join them to play cards or go for drives ending with ice cream. In 2004, Marg moved to the Princess Lodge and in 2012, she moved to the Elkwood Manor in Elkhorn. Marg's love for her family was evident. She was always optimistic, looking for the silver lining in every cloud. She was strong and independent. She loved to help others, keep busy, and "be useful". The funeral service was held in St. Paul's United Church in Virden on February 6, 2015 with Janis Campbell officiating. Interment was in Virden cemetery. Pallbearers and ushers were Marg's grandchildren who also presented the eulogy. Left to mourn her loss is her daughter Lynne (Harry) Bajus and their family, Michael (Rhonda), Matthew, Nicholas, and Emily Bajus; Jodi (Travis), Garett, Kyle, and Avrin Krieser; and Kevin (Tamara), Kyra and Tanner Bajus; her son Ken (Judy) Cruickshank, and their family Kim (Mike) Stewart; and Darren Cruickshank; --her son Ron (Brenda) Cruickshank and their family Jason (Alix) and Emma Cruickshank; and Nicole Cruickshank; and her daughter Beth (Ron) Canart and their family Teresa (Mike), Caleb and Ryan Anderson; Cathy (Terrance), Gavin, Carson, Mya and Neelah Krieser; Christina (Bryce) and Hunter Birch; and Brian (Jill) Canart; sister-in-law Agnes Freeman; brother-in-law John Cruickshank; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Marg was predeceased by her parents, George and Agnes Freeman, her parents-in-law, Charles and Helen Cruickshank, her son David, her husband Tom, her sister Marjorie Paton, her brothers Charlie Freeman, Stewart Freeman and Doug Freeman, her brother-in-law, Allan Cruickshank, her sisters- in-law Ella Garlick and Ina Nolan.
CORBEY: Chris Corbey, January 5, 1925 - February 23, 2015, passed away peacefully at Fairview Nursing Home. Chris was born in the Netherlands and came to Oak River, Manitoba in 1953. To the wishes of Chris, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Minnedosa Funeral Service.
CANBY: Joan Isabel (nee Breadner) 1936 - 2015 - After a brief illness, in her 78th year, Joan passed away at St Joseph's Hospital Hamilton on February 25, 2015 with her children at her side. Joan was born in 1936 in Dauphin, Manitoba to Leslie and Effie (nee Cherry) Breadner. She is described by her surviving brother Bill Breadner as “her father's pride and joy”. Her studies were her great passion in life, leading her to pursue a career in medicine, the only woman in the Class of 1960, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba. After graduation and completing a general internship, she undertook specialty training in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children. It was in Toronto that she met her future husband, Eugene Canby. Her pediatric practice brought her to Hamilton, where she worked for 20 years at the Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, and became involved with teaching in the early years of the medical school at McMaster. Joan is survived by Eugene and her two children Laura (Andrew) Howlett and Charles Canby, and two grandchildren Emma and Anne Howlett. She was a feminist and social activist. Joan had a great love of music, which she inherited from her mother. Music was a source of comfort, particularly during her long struggle with the chronic mental health issues which made her final years so difficult. The family would like to extend their thanks to the caregivers at the Durand Retirement Residence and the Meadows Long Term Care Centre, her psychiatrists, and the ER and ICU teams at St. Joseph's Hospital. She will be missed. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Westdale United Church in Hamilton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, the family requests donations to the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Foundation (Mental Health).
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COLLYER: Judy Ann Collyer (née McNeill) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 30, 1951 in Brandon, Manitoba. After relocating to several places in early childhood, Judy’s family moved to Brandon for her high school years. It was during her years at Vincent Massey that she established many lifelong friendships. After high school, Judy went to school during the day, worked in the evenings, and raised her two young sons. She became a Certified General Accountant in 1984, and received her Fellowship in 1999. She had a successful career as an accountant and partner with D.A. Sullivan and Associates, Evancic Perrault Robertson and Duncan Sabine Collyer for over 25 years until her retirement in 2012. Judy served on multiple boards of directors including the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, and served as president of Westoba Credit Union. She was also a board member on Wheat Belt Community Futures, Chairperson and first woman appointed to the Brandon Economic Development Board. She was awarded the YWCA Woman of Distinction award in 1998, and was also awarded the 2010 Business Builder of the Year Award from the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Judy’s great interests in life were golfing, sailing, spending time with her girlfriends, and reading endless books. However, her greatest love of all was her two sons and her grandchildren. Nana never missed a hockey or volleyball game. Some of Judy’s happiest times were spent with her siblings, nieces, and nephews, friends, children and grandchildren. She was hardworking, fiercely independent, ambitious, optimistic, and compassionate. She was a true role model for all women. Left to mourn her loss are her children Mike (Julie) and Jeremy (Tracey); grandchildren Kaylynn, Drayson, Mitchell and Max; sisters Jan and Jeri (Don); brother Dan (Shelly), and their children Hilary (Ji), Josh, Nathan (Kate), Claire, Megan, Sean and Lyndsay. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Judy can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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CAMPBELL: Tory Albert. March 26, 1993 - January 31, 2015. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our son and brother, Tory, at the age of 21 years. Tory was born at Brandon General Hospital, a very special 3rd birthday gift for his brother Jordan. Tory lived his life on an acreage outside of Brandon, where he enjoyed many hours of freedom, from building forts, riding bikes, golf carts, skidoos and tractors, to helping out with the chores of country living! Tory attended Fleming, Earl Oxford and Crocus Plains graduating in 2011. While attending high school he had the opportunity to travel to Chicago with the Crocus Plains hockey team and also to Italy and Greece with the Design and Drafting program at Crocus. It was in Italy that Tory celebrated his 18th birthday. He continued his education at ACC and graduated in 2014 with a diploma in Civil Technology specializing in Municipal Engineering. He was employed with the City of Brandon Engineering Dept. during the summers while attending school and remained employed with them until his passing. Tory played many sports: soccer, golf, field hockey and racquet ball, but his love was hockey. He played minor hockey all through his school years and the family all made some wonderful friends. Tory was honoured to have received the Ken Klassen Memorial award in 2011 from Hockey Brandon. He played with his brothers and friends in summer hockey leagues and also recently joined his friends in a fun recreation league. Tory was a true and dedicated Toronto Maple Leafs fan from an early age! He was able to go and watch the Leafs play in Winnipeg a few times with the most recent being in January. He had the opportunity to meet Ron MacLean just prior to his passing, where he told Tory to keep the faith as he was wearing his Leafs hat! Tory had his picture taken and obtained autographs for himself and his brothers. Another great source of joy for Tory, was his car, like his bedroom, it had Maple Leaf mementos everywhere! Tory enjoyed spending many years at the family cabin at Ditch Lake, where he recently purchased a place of his own. Many family memories were made at the lake where he learned how to walk, ski, drive a boat, and enjoyed tubing with his brothers, friends and family. We travelled as a family to Nova Scotia, Disney World, and Mexico where we all experienced ziplining and swimming through caves. We also travelled to Banff where Tory had the chance to ski in the mountains. There were also many trips around the province and beyond with all the boys for the game of hockey! A time that his dad holds precious, are the fly-in fishing trips to Bamaji Lake. Tory enjoyed spending time with friends at the lake, having them out to our family home for bonfires and going to Countryfest where he saw Luke Bryan perform. He was a huge fan! Tory was a gentle and kind friend to many with a "heart of gold", so it is unfortunate that his heart failed him, taking Tory from us much too soon. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Ken and Teresa, brothers Jordan (Rhyleigh) and Layne (Keirra). He is also survived by his grandparents Ron Telford and Bonnie Alderson of Portage, Bonnie Wark and Bob Mowbray and Audrey Campbell, all of Brandon, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Tory was predeceased by his great grandparents, Albert Wark, and the ones that were fortunate to have been part of his life, Tom and Audrey Telford and Doris Wark. He was also predeceased by his grandpa Colin Campbell. A Ceremony to Celebrate Tory's life was held on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Central United Church with Mr. Mike Waddell officiating. The urn bearer was Tory's Mom, carrying him out to his waiting car, for one final ride with his brothers. If friends so desire, donations in Tory's memory may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 2-37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a special charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us."
Helen Keller
JUDSON: Scott Michael. June 23, 1970, Brandon, MB, February 8, 2015, Calgary, AB. Scott passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the age of 44 years. Scott is survived by his mother Joanne, father Cecil (Vicki), siblings, Todd, Chris, Denise (Rob), and Angela; and many nieces and nephews. Scott was predeceased by brother Paul in 2012. In memory of Scott a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. The family of Scott would like to thank management and staff of the Santuari Hospice for the excellent care given to Scott during his stay. Private family service at a later date. We would like thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards and donations in memory of Scott.
There is a corner in our heartsWe will keep it just for youAs long as life and memories lastWe will always think of you.
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