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MALENKO: Verna Margaret Malenko passed away at the Portage General Hospital on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 8th Street, on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Verna may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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COULTER: Sylvia Catherine Coulter, October 23, 1940 - June 22, 2014. It is with greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Sylvia Catherine Coulter (Bryant) on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 73 years.Sylvia is survived by her sons: Allan (Pauline) Coulter of St. Rose du Lac, Gavin Coulter of St. Rose du Lac, Grandson Colton Bell of Red Deer, AB, sister-in-law Annette Bryant of Russell, and cousin David Fisher of Inglis, MB. The family would like to thank the staff of Rideau Park for caring for our mother the last few years and a big thank you to the staff at the ICU at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for the care and compassion with our mother’s failing health. We would like to thank Dr. Penner from the ICU for his care and compassion he showed us while taking care of our mother. We would also like to thank the staff and doctors from Cancer Care Manitoba, Brandon for the care of Sylvia during her illness.The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Braendle-Bruce Funeral Chapel, Russell with Rose Kieper officiating. Interment will follow in the Russell Memorial Gardens. Following the interment there will be a time of fellowship and sharing of memories at the Russell Leisure Centre. If friends so desire donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to bbfs@mymts.net Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747
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BARTEAUX: It is with great sadness we announce Jack’s death on June 19, 2014 at the Russell Hospital. Jack was born on January 20, 1928 to Evereld “May” (Stanton) and Orlando Barteaux. He attended Oxford School then took up farming as his life time profession. He married Ruth Barnes in 1950 and they raised a family of six children Bob (Marj), Barb (Ivan) Bicknell, Ron (Jean), Maryanne (Robert) Mushumanski, Kari (Jim) Lee, Sara (Alan) Henderson. They have fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Evereld Pittendreigh, brothers Phil (Bev), Bruce (Karen), sisters-in-law Ida Barteaux and Mary Lou (Dave) Reid, brother-in-law David Barnes. He was predeceased by brother George, brother-in-law Gerald (Eleanor) Barnes and sister-in-law Rilla (Cliff) Lougheed. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Birtle Community Hall on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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BAGNALL: Lillian “Doreen,” passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Doreen is survived by her mother Ida Bagnall, daughter Carol Burney (Wes Parker), brother Mark (Doris), niece Dawn Bagnall, nephew Boyd (Shawn) and their daughter Cassie and niece Lynn Bagnall. During her lifetime, Doreen was employed at the Imperial Bank of Canada (CIBC), Manpower, RCMP as a stenographer, Canadian Grain Commission, and in 2006, she retired from the Canada Revenue Agency. Doreen loved to travel and she enjoyed a bus tour to Italy in 2008 and a European cruise in 2010. She volunteered at the Brandon Humane Society where she shared her friendship with many cats and dogs. She also took pleasure in dancing (especially the waltz), gardening, photography, canning and preserving foods and volunteering at her church. Doreen cherished her family and friends, but her greatest pride and joy was her daughter, Carol. She meant everything to her. The memorial service was held at St. George’s Anglican Church on Friday, June 27, 2014 with Fr. Chad McCharles officiating. A private family interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to a charity of choice.
GOD’S FLOWER GARDEN
God saw you getting tiredWhen a cure was not to be,So He closed His armsAround you and whispered“Come with Me.”Your smile is gone forever,Your hands we cannot touch,All we have are memories,Of one we loved so much.He took you to His garden,And laid you there to rest.God’s garden must be beautifulHe only takes the best.And when we saw you sleepingSo peaceful and free from pain,We would not wish for youTo suffer that again.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ANDRUSZKIW: Bernice Lorraine (nee Jones). July 8, 1924 – June 19, 2014. Bernice Andruszkiw, beloved wife of Walter, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 just 2 1/2 weeks shy of her 90th birthday. Born in Neepawa, MB and raised on the family farm near Brookdale, MB, Bernice worked in Neepawa as a cashier at Tomboy, then as a telephone operator for MTS where she met and later married Wally Andruszkiw. With Wally at her side, she honed her skills in bowling, curling and golf. From their first home in Neepawa, they moved to Thompson and then Brandon. Following Wally’s retirement in 1984 they travelled across Canada and the US with their 5th wheel. In 2004 they settled back in Brandon where Bernice earned bragging rights with a hole-in-one at the local golf course! They continued to travel seeing more of the world going on four cruises – even riding a camel at the pyramids in Egypt at the age of 85! 2010 found them moving to Airdrie, AB to be closer to their kids and grandkids. Nothing lit up her face like having family drop in and hugs from the kids! Bernice will be sadly missed by her husband Wally; daughters, Donna (Merle) Gouldie and Janice (Mark) Proctor; sisters, Eileen Wilson and Shirley (Lloyd) Reidle; sister-in-law Olga (John) Barchuk; and her loving grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bernice was predeceased by her parents Tom and Hilda Jones; sisters, Vivian (Fred) North and Dorothy (Lloyd) Cole. A private celebration of her life will take place in Calgary on June 29.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
In living memory of Bernice Andruszkiw, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Call 1-800-661-1599.
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NIERADKA: The afternoon of June 24th, 2014 Rose Nieradka, age 81 passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Rose lived a full life and will continue to through her seven children that she shares with John Nieradka: Tim (Erin), Rick (Barb), Brian, Mark (Claudia), Rosemary (Richard), Ray (Jodi) and Teena (Grant). Her eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren brought many moments of joy and laughter to her. They were always sure to keep her on her toes. In Rose’s spare time besides knitting and reading her favorite mystery and romance novels you could find her in the kitchen cooking up the best traditional Ukrainian food along with many other goodies. She was also the head green thumb of the family and knew how to nurse any plant back to life...she knew all the tricks. Boomerang slipper queen. She was predeceased by her parents John and Teenie, siblings Ella, Anne, George and Joyce. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the compassionate staff at BRHC. There will be a celebration of Rose’s life held on Saturday, June 28th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Riverbank Discovery Centre. If so desired, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to a charity of your choice in her name.
In life we loved you dearly,In death we love you still,In our hearts you hold a place,No one else will ever fill.
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ANDRUSZKIW: Bernice Lorraine (nee Jones). July 8, 1924 – June 19, 2014. Bernice Andruszkiw, beloved wife of Walter, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 just 2 1/2 weeks shy of her 90th birthday. Born in Neepawa, MB and raised on the family farm near Brookdale, MB, Bernice worked in Neepawa as a cashier at Tomboy, then as a telephone operator for MTS where she met and later married Wally Andruszkiw. With Wally at her side, she honed her skills in bowling, curling and golf. From their first home in Neepawa, they moved to Thompson and then Brandon. Following Wally’s retirement in 1984 they travelled across Canada and the US with their 5th wheel. In 2004 they settled back in Brandon where Bernice earned bragging rights with a hole-in-one at the local golf course! They continued to travel seeing more of the world going on four cruises – even riding a camel at the pyramids in Egypt at the age of 85! 2010 found them moving to Airdrie, AB to be closer to their kids and grandkids. Nothing lit up her face like having family drop in and hugs from the kids! Bernice will be sadly missed by her husband Wally; daughters, Donna (Merle) Gouldie and Janice (Mark) Proctor; sisters, Eileen Wilson and Shirley (Lloyd) Reidle; sister-in-law Olga (John) Barchuk; and her loving grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bernice was predeceased by her parents Tom and Hilda Jones; sisters, Vivian (Fred) North and Dorothy (Lloyd) Cole. A private celebration of her life will take place in Calgary on June 29.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
In living memory of Bernice Andruszkiw, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Call 1-800-661-1599.
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SHELESTYNSKI: Theresa
Thank you mom.
You taught us to use our eyes and our minds to look at the world; that not everything is as it seems. You gave us our love of nature and the outdoors. You showed us, through example, what it meant to work hard and care about whatever it was we were tackling at the time. From your days in training at Ninette Sanatorium to Gladstone Hospital's Emergency ward and Third Crossing Manor to many of Victoria's personal care homes, you always put your heart and soul into every job you did. You were known for being a wonderful, caring nurse and for that also, we thank you. You spoke your mind and stood strong no matter what life threw at you, and it did throw you some unkindly curves. But you always managed to put a smile on your face and march on. You taught us to put family first, to not sweat the small stuff and to take off quickly after stopping at a traffic light because "it's not going to get any greener!". Your sense of humour was with you to the end and for that too, we thank you. Theresa Barbara Shelestynski (82) of Gladstone, Manitoba, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014, surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her husband, Nick Shelestynski, her son, Wayne Shelestynski, sisters Jean McDonald, May Askew, Rene Treffry, sisters- in-law Joan Oswin, Amie Shelestynski and Olga Leskowski. Also predeceasing her were brothers-in-law Howard McDonald, Walter Askew, Matt Shelestynski, Sylvester Shelestynski, Walter Shelestynski and Mike Lyne. She leaves behind daughter Penny (Reg) Rogers of Gladstone and son Dean (Patti) Shelestynski of Victoria, BC, and their two children, Nicholas and Annie. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She also leaves behind sister Dorothy (Dave) Bullee and brother Jim Oswin, brothers-in-law Joe (Louise) Shelestynski and Bob Treffry and sisters-in-law Liz Lyne and Helen Shelestynski, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins both in Canada and England. According to her wishes there will be a scattering of ashes at a later date in Alaska. She always knew how to put a twist on things!
We will miss you mom.
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MELOCHE: Keith Patrick Meloche of Brandon passed away suddenly on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the age of 33 years. A service to celebrate Keith’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Keith may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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HARKNESS: Shirley Kathleen, beloved wife of Lorne Harkness, mother of Bill, Larry, Lloyd, Cheryl, Shawna and the late Floyd, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the age of 91 years. A private family funeral service will be held at the Alexander Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Shirley, donations may be made to the Funds For Furry Friends. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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GREAVES: Edna May. May 9, 1911 - June 14, 2014. Edna, age 103, passed away at her residence in Chinook Intercare Centre, in Calgary, with her loving family at her side. Edna is survived by four children, Kathy Bilinski of White Rock, BC, Bill Greaves of Sidney, BC, Lynn Rowley (Paul) of Calgary, AB, and Sandra Weir of Calgary, AB. Mom leaves 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 5 great- great-grandchildren; 2 sister- in-laws, Winnifred Greaves and Ruth Grant, both of Brandon, MB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was born in Strasbourg, SK, and her first job, in Oyen SK, was playing the piano for silent movies. She was predeceased by her parents, Edith and Walter Johnston; brother, Russell; and sister, Vera Lefrancois. Her husband of 68 years, Charlie Greaves, predeceased her on October 31, 2003. She was also predeceased by 7 grandchildren; a daughter- in-law; and 3 sons-in-law. A Memorial Service will be held in Calgary at the Haysboro Community Hall (1204- 89 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Her family will take her ashes back to Brandon, MB, at a later date where she will be laid to rest beside her loving husband, Charlie.
Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca.
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OAKLEY: Irene Oakley passed away peacefully after a short courageous struggle with cancer on June 21, 2014. Irene was born in Elk Ranch, MB on July 9, 1929 to John and Martha Wisnoski. She received her education at the Elk Ranch School. The family lived on the farm where Irene helped in the garden and prepared preserves. Irene met Jim, fell in love and married on December 28, 1948. They settled in a farmhouse outside Eden, where they raised three girls. Irene worked very hard, there was no job that she didn't help out with like farm chores, baling hay and harvesting. She also continued her gardening and preserving until 1966 when Jim, Irene and the girls moved to Brandon. While living in Brandon, Irene took on several jobs such as: working at the Brandon General Hospital, Sewing Factory, Chicken Delight and the Bay and Zellers. After retiring, Jim and Irene continued their passion for gardening and enjoying many camping trips in their "boler" trailer. They also toured many parts of the United States including their favorite, Hawaii. Irene always had plenty of food available whenever family and friends came to visit. The grandchildren especially loved Grandma's perogies. After the passing of Jim, Irene continued to enjoy travelling with her daughters to places like the Caribbean and many short excursions. On Irene's eightieth birthday, her daughters took her on one of her dream destinations, an Alaskan cruise. Irene would never miss her early morning walks and three o'clock coffee with her friends. In the last couple of years Irene also took up Tai Chi and enjoyed it immensely along with the many friendships she made. Irene was predeceased by her husband Jim, brothers Alex and Frank and a sister, Rose. She leaves to mourn her three daughters; Sharon (Marcel), Brenda (Ken) and Lorraine (Dave). Grandchildren: Judson, Martin, James, Lexi, Brett, Billy, Corey and Kyle as well as her great grandchildren; Sarah, Liam and Bentley. She also is survived by her sisters, Marie and Theresa, sister-in-law Gerry and family friend, Dan. There are numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm with viewing prior to the service. Fr. John Okosun of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Irene to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, for Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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GREAVES: Edna May. May 9, 1911 - June 14, 2014. Edna, age 103, passed away at her residence in Chinook Intercare Centre, in Calgary, with her loving family at her side. Edna is survived by four children, Kathy Bilinski of White Rock, BC, Bill Greaves of Sidney, BC, Lynn Rowley (Paul) of Calgary, AB, and Sandra Weir of Calgary, AB. Mom leaves 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 5 great- great-grandchildren; 2 sister- in-laws, Winnifred Greaves and Ruth Grant, both of Brandon, MB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was born in Strasbourg, SK, and her first job, in Oyen SK, was playing the piano for silent movies. She was predeceased by her parents, Edith and Walter Johnston; brother, Russell; and sister, Vera Lefrancois. Her husband of 68 years, Charlie Greaves, predeceased her on October 31, 2003. She was also predeceased by 7 grandchildren; a daughter- in-law; and 3 sons-in-law. A Memorial Service will be held in Calgary at the Haysboro Community Hall (1204- 89 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Her family will take her ashes back to Brandon, MB, at a later date where she will be laid to rest beside her loving husband, Charlie.
Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca.
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GARDEN: Edith Littlejohn Garden (nee Paterson) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Edith was born on February 8, 1943 at Towie, Scotland and grew up on the family farm of Sinnaboth, Scotland. She attended Towie School where she finished at the age of sixteen. Edith married Robert Garden not long after and they emigrated to Canada in August, 1962 after the birth of their first child. In her early years in Brandon while staying at home to raise her family, Edith opened her home to people who required room and board, as well as mental health clients for over thirty years. Outside the home, she worked as a cook at both St. Michael's Academy and the Brandon General Hospital, then as a nurse's aide at the Brandon Mental Health Centre and then ended her career at Rideau Park. Edith loved school and ensured that all of her grandchildren could pursue past secondary education by setting up a scholarship/education fund for each one. She was very devoted to her family and enjoyed attending sporting events and hockey tournaments. Her hobbies included knitting, painting crafts, crosswords, Scrabble and her flowers. She was very fond of her many family pets. Edith is survived by her loving husband Bob of 53 years; daughters Angela and Jean (Don); sons Malcolm (Roxanne), Graham (Christie), Allan (Tammy); grandchildren Sheena, Brittany, Devan, Tyler, Tanner, Lindsay, Haley, Dean, Wyatt, Mackenzie, Camryn and Avery; great-grandchildren Hallie and Cohen. She is also survived by sisters Elsie of Scotland and May (Rob) of Brandon; nieces Lynn, Trena and nephews Robert and Ian as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Scotland. Edith was predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary Paterson; sisters Margaret and Jean and brother Charlie, all of Scotland. In keeping with Edith's wishes, a private family celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Edith, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother lost her courageous battle with cancer and would like memorial donations made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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