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GULLETT: Elmer Robert Gullett of Killarney, Manitoba passed away peacefully at Bayside Personal Care Home on March 30, 2015 at the age of 85 after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 20, 1930 at his grandfather Cowlthorpe’s farm, the eldest child of Fred and Ada Gullett. He grew up on the family farm in the Duncragg district with sister Jean and brother Marvin. After he finished school he rented land for one year and farmed, drove a grader for the RM of Riverside for a year and and worked for his uncle Ed Gullett driving a transfer truck. At this time he married Kay Moffatt, who was teaching at Duncragg. Elmer had always been quite mechanically inclined so he decided to buy Thiessen’s Garage and renamed it Gullett’s Esso Service which he and Kay ran until 1971 when they dos it to John Bomak. He also enjoyed buying old tractors, fixing them up and reselling them. While at Ninette, Elmer enjoyed curling, ski-dooing and some hunting when he found time. He then went to work for Chapman Motors in Killarney selling cars and enjoyed very much working with Glen and the other salesmen. He received many awards from General Motors. They decided to move to Killarney as Kay had also begun working part time at Chapmans as assistant book keeper. They built a new house and moved in 1973. Elmer stayed working at Chapman Motors until the garage closed and then began selling Fords for Frank Collyer at Collyer Ford in Killarney and worked there for many more years. He had earlier begun to take a keen interest in Standardbred racing and claimed his first mare Kalona Lou in 1979. He retired her from the track and raised foals under the Tellug name. He spent a great deal of time training them here at Killarney’s race track. Thus began the weekend racing circuit every summer. He had a fair amount of success over the years with most of his horses. As Elmer’s health began to deteriorate, he eventually had to give up his horses and the racing business. He just enjoyed meeting with the “coffee gang” every day he could at Kelby’s. Elmer was predeceased by his parents Fred and Ada Gullett, his brother in-law Herb Carrick and his niece Linda Frederickson, his wife’s parents Frank and Lillie Moffat and his brother in-law Elmer May. He is survived by his wife Kay, sister Jean Carrick, brother Marvin and wife Debra and their families, also brothers in-law Ken and wife Ruth, Hugh and wife Linda, and sister in-law Elaine May and their families. He thought the world of his nieces and nephews. Elmer’s funeral service was held on April 2, 2015 at Killarney United Church. He was buried in Killarney Cemetery. Wheatland Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
DOMANSKY: Sally (née Yanda). Passed away peacefully on April 16th, 2015 at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Sally is survived by her sister Jean, daughters Deb (Jim) and Sandra, grandchildren Jennifer (Brad), Amanda (Ben), Kate, Dale and Elizabeth, as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley, mother Mary, father William, seven brothers and three sisters. Born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, Sally enjoyed spending time with her family and friends in Brandon, Onanole, and Winnipeg. She bowled for many years as well as played shuffleboard, cribbage and card games. She also enjoyed cross country skiing and dancing. Sally took numerous trips to Riding Mountain National Park, and had some other wonderful adventures including Hawaii, Europe, Alaska, across Canada and through parts of the United States. Sally worked for the Victoria Order of Nurses, K-Mart, and Just Petite. She volunteered for the East End Community Centre and the gift shop at the Brandon General Hospital. She was a long time St. Hedwig’s member and especially enjoyed singing in the choir. Sally was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her delicious meals, enjoyment of wine and pizza parties, stories, laughter and conversations will truly be missed. Special thanks to the staff at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their care and support. If friends and family so desire, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society, #105-386 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3R6 or to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9. A private service will be held on May 1st, 2015 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home.
“It’s not goodbye, it’s a see you later.” Auf Wiedersehen and a toodle-loo to you.
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WATT: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Keith Watt, beloved husband of the late Joan Watt, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Keith was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan on November 27, 1936. He grew up on a farm near Birch Hills and attended Bonnie Hills School until grade eight, and Birch Hills High School for grades nine and ten. Keith received his welding certificate at the Western College of Welding in Regina. During his early years, he worked at the Melfort Creamery. He started his welding profession with Hamilton & Jones, then Hamilton & Allen, and finished his career with Glendale Industries. Keith was a member of the UCT. He coached and served on the executive for minor baseball and minor hockey, as well as the executive for the Air Canada Cup and Purolator Cup. He also volunteered for many tournaments. Keith was awarded The Ben Wiebe Memorial Award in 2000 for his contribution to his profession and his community. He loved baseball, hockey, curling, gardening and woodworking. Keith will lovingly be remembered by his sons Gordon (Julie) and Graham, grandchildren Keeley and Jens Watt, sister Dorothy (Jerry) Zuk, brother Bob and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Joan, parents Jean and Harold, brothers Dave and Don, sister Helen and sister-in-law, Beryl Imogene. In keeping with Keith’s wishes, a private graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Friday, April 24, 2015. Donations in memory of Keith may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, “Recreation Department,” 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9.
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WOTTON: Peacefully our loving mother and grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Wotton (nee Robertson) passed away during the morning of April 8, 2015 at the Brandon General Hospital at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by husband of 61 years Kenneth in 2009. Catherine will be greatly missed by her son Doug Wotton, (Elizabeth), their children Erika Wainwright, (Marty), Krista Lewthwaite (Andrew), and Danielle; son Myles Wotton (Lori), their children, Janel Wotton, Danica Burgess, (Glen), Riley Wotton, (Amanda); son Ward Wotton; and Neil Wotton, (Karensa) and their children Mya, Chase and Eli. She had great grandchildren Robson, Ronan, Natalya, Sawyer, Cain, and Andy. She leaves to carry on her spirit her sisters in Birtle, Margie, Karen (Tip), and Pat (Pug). She has a younger brother Peter in Alberta. She was predeceased by her oldest brother Bill. Catherine was born March 22, 1926 in the RM of Bolton near Inglis to John and Millicent Robertson. She had two brothers Bill and Peter, three sisters, Margie, Patricia (Pug) and Karen, (Tip). She was a pioneer and had many stories about life on a her father’s homestead. Before her father helped build a school and convinced a teacher to come to the area she had to move away to go to school for one year at the young age of six years. When the Robertsons moved from the family farm to Foxwarren she met her husband Ken Wotton and they were married in 1948. In 1951 when Ken started working with Manitoba Telephone System they moved to Birtle. Catherine’s mother died in 1958 and that is when she moved in with her Father so she could help him raise her two younger sisters. Catherine was the oldest of six children, whose mother died at an early age. Her sisters recognized that she had a lifetime of responsibilities for them. She was a loving, caring person who they knew would always be there for them. Catherine and Ken moved to Deloraine in 1965 where she and the three boys helped Ken build a new house for them. They enjoyed their time in Deloraine for 36 years. Catherine was active in the community and her church. She was on the hospital board, UCW, a member of the Legion Auxillary, and sang in the United Church choir. She was a curler, a golfer, member of the Deloraine quilters, and enjoyed many summers at Lake Metigoshe in the family cottage. She worked for a period of time at both the Robinson Store and the Deloraine Co-op. She was a tremendous homemaker, cook, gardener, quilter, and will always be remembered by her grandchildren for the buns, cookies, preservatives and the special quilt that she made for each of them. Catherine’s father was born in Scotland and one of the high lights in her life was travelling with her sister Margie back to Scotland to visit her family roots. She had many picture albums of that trip and the picture she showed the most was of her kissing the Blarney Stone. She was a proud Scot and she would have smiled when the Piper played Amazing Grace at her funeral. During their retirement years Ken and Cathy travelled in the winters to Florida, Phoenix, the Maritines, and Vancouver Island. After Ken had his stroke in 2001 Catherine and Ken moved to Riverheights Terrace in Brandon. They lived there for 5 years and in their 80th year in 2006 they decided that they had enough of the snow and decided to live in Vanvouver with their youngest son Neil. He built them a special suite in his home that had many features that made Ken’s life easier. They enjoyed their time in Vancouver but In 2009 after Ken’s death, Catherine decided to move back to Birtle to be closer to her sisters. In 2012 Catherine moved back to Brandon to Riverheights Terrace for a year and then moved and spent the last year of her life at Sokol Manor Assisted Living. She really enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff in this smaller setting and felt she had found the perfect place to live. We would like to thank the staff at Sokol Manor for their care and support during her residency. Cremation and a Church Service has taken place in the Rivers United Church on April 14, 2015. A small graveside service will be held later this summer so she can rest beside her husband Ken in the Foxwarren Cemetery.
SICHEWSKI: Walter Sichewski of Sandy Lake, MB, beloved husband of Linda and dear father of Sara, Mark and Aaron, passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Evening Prayers will be held at the Sandy Lake Community Hall on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to honour and celebrate Walter’s life will be held at the Sandy Lake Community Hall on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. Interment will follow at the Sandy Lake Cemetery. Donations in memory of Walter may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GREIG: Eileen Greig of Virden, Manitoba and formerly of Reston, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Doug Greig and loving mother of Robert, Fred and Susan passed away at Reston Health Centre Tuesday; April 21, 2015 in her 82nd year. Funeral service will be held from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Virden Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden & Area Palliative Care, Reston & Area Palliative Care or St. Mary's Anglican Church - Virden in memory of Eileen.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
PHILLIPS: Donald Gregory Phillips of Brandon, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the age of 61 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, (204) 727-0694.
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WALL: John Sidney Wall, beloved husband of Hazel (nee Gill), father of Kim (Curtis) Bell, Kelvin (Becki), Kris (Jennifer), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 82 years of age. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at the Isabella Community Church, Isabella, MB on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Isabella Cemetery. For those so desiring, donation may be made in John’s memory to the Isabella Community Fund, Isabella, MB, R0M 0Y0 or to the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence and/photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
THOMSON: Dorothy Florence Thomson, beloved wife of Robert B. Thomson and loving mother of Jamie, Kim, the Late Dale Thomson and the Late Darren Thomson, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at Regina General Hospital on Thursday; April 16, 2015 at the age of 78 years. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church – Elkhorn at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday; April 23rd with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Elkhorn Cemetery, the Elks Purple Cross Fund for Children or the charity of your choice in memory of Dorothy.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
HORTON: With sadness, the family of Wendy Anne Horton, age 52 years, announce that her death occurred on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Wendy will be fondly remembered by her parents Robert and Jean Horton, siblings Chris, Heather and Jillian (Eric Hachinski), nephews Ian, Adam and Cameron. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Bonnie, Lois, Iris, Rosanna, Jhoanna, Calvina and Oksana for their excellent care and concern for Wendy. A private service will take place.
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BRIGGS: Patricia Lynn Briggs (nee Greenaway) November 10, 1045 – April 16, 2015. Patricia passed away peacefully after suffering a massive heart attack. Please follow the link below for service details. Henderson's Funeral Home, Chilliwack, BC in care of arrangements, 604-792-1344.
SZAKALY: Ilona passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Ilona (Horvath) was born on June 11, 1931, the 5th of 6 children in Gyor-Szentivan, Hungary. She married Sandor on March 28, 1948. The family (of four) left Hungary in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution and after a brief stay in Germany, immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada. The family (of six then) moved to Brandon in 1969 and she lived there until very recently. Ilona was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Sandor, on August 29, 2012. She will forever be cherished and lovingly remembered by her four children; Ilona Ward (Bob), Sandor Szakaly (Ildiko), Katalin Baker (Vernon), and Ferenc Szakaly. She also has 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Special thanks for the care she received at both Victoria Landing and Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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WARD: It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our brother & uncle, Frederick Alfred Ward of Brandon formerly of Baldur MB, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday April 19, 2015, aged 66 years. Fred leaves to mourn his passing his family Florence Trinder, Gary (Lisa) Ward, Gail (Ron) Kehler, Bruce (Doris) Ward, Betty (Alvin) Fast, Morley (Brenda) Ward, many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews & great great nieces & nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents Jim & Irene Ward, infant brother Milton & brother-in-law Ebby Trinder. A family graveside service will be held on Thursday April 23, 2015 at the Baldur Cemetery. Friends & extended relatives are invited to the Baldur Memorial Hall for a time of refreshments & fellowship, commencing at 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. The Ward family would like to thank the homecare staff as well as staff members at the Brandon Regional Health Centre’s Unit 2, 4, the Palliative Care Unit & Dr. G. Large for such wonderful care. Memorial donations can be made in Fred’s memory to the Association for Community Living-Brandon, 10 Spruce Dr. Brandon MB R7B 1B2.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
TRINDER: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Everett (Ebby) Oliver Trinder of Baldur MB on Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Baldur Manor, at the age of 82 years. Ebby leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Florence (nee Ward) and his little dog L.J., children Glenda (Ken) Miller, Deana (Paul) Lussier, Sylvia (Chris) Mooney, Lee (Lisa) Trinder; six grandchildren Christopher (Catelyn) Lussier, Larry (Ashley) Mooney, Crystal (Jamie) Thomsen, Johnathan Mooney, Cory Lussier, and Tia Rose Lord- Trinder; three great grandchildren Damian and Ashtin Lussier and Hadley Thomsen; sister Lucy Johnston and brother- in-law Chris (Ewaynne) Dalman; in-laws Gary (Lisa) Ward, Gail (Ron) Kehler, Bruce (Doris) Ward, Betty (Alvin) Fast, Morley (Brenda) Ward, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ebby was predeceased by Jack and Lena Trinder, Jim and Irene Ward, Bill (Oddie) Trinder, Buster (Penny) Trinder, Helen (Bert) Sommerville, Doris Dalman, Keith Johnston, Milton Ward, Fred Ward and Lorne Miller. A family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in the Baldur Cemetery with Rev. Irene Onuch officiating. Friends & extended relatives are invited to a reception at 2:00 pm at the Baldur Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome.The family wishes to thank Dr. Deegan and all the staff at the Baldur Care Home. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Ebby’s memory to the Baldur Communities in Bloom.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
SMITH: The death of Irene Smith, of Brandon, occurred at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Born September 1, 1926, Irene attended David Livingstone school and during her working years she was the manager of Willson Stationers. Left to cherish Irene's memory are son Rick, grandchildren Richard, James, Alexis, Matthew; son Brian (Vickie); daughter Lori (Art) McComb and grandson Nicklas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert, sisters Helen and Dorothy and infant grand-daughters Marli and Jenna. A private graveside service will be held at the Veterans' Section, Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Irene may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 - 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9.
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