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McLAREN: Gladys Mabel McLaren, beloved wife of the late Harold McLaren, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Gladys was born on February 16, 1920 to Frank and Norah Suter in Kenora, Ontario. Mom lived a very fulfilled life. They farmed in the Montgomery District near Virden, Manitoba for 12 years, and then moved to Virden, where they raised their four children. They moved to locations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and spent 22 years in Hamiota, where Mom worked side by side with Dad, at their McLeod’s Store. They retired to Brandon and wintered for 18 years in Weslaco, Texas and travelled extensively throughout Canada, the United States and the British Isles. In 1997 they made their home in Osoyoos, British Columbia and later, Penticton, British Columbia. Many great friends were made in their travels, resulting in wonderful memories. Mom would never forget anyone’s birthday or anniversary and always phoned to wish them well. Mom and Dad moved back to Brandon in 2013 and resided at Victoria Landing, where she quite enjoyed her bingo nights, entertainment and cards. She will be missed by all, as she was “One Classy Lady”. Mom was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 74 years, Harold; parents Frank and Norah Suter; brother’s Fred and Bert and sister Margaret Stewart. Sister-in-law’s Isobel Suter and Kay McLaren; brother-in-law’s Doug Stewart and Jack McLaren and grandson Mark Kachur. Gladys is survived by and will be dearly loved and sadly missed by her children: Marlene (Leighton) Kachur, Barb (Ron) Funk, Terry (Al) Deutsch and Bill (Shirley) McLaren; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the staff at Victoria Landing for all their kindness and love shown to Mom during her three year stay. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses and We Care staff for their passionate and loving care towards our Mom. A Celebration of Gladys’ Life was held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A private, family interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to a Charity of one’s choice.
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KENT: Mervin George Kent, of Kenton, MB, beloved husband of Linda; father of Darryl (Jenna), Duane (Alana), Debbie (Todd), Donna (Andrew); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 70 years of age. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery, Wallace- Woodworth Municipality, MB on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Mervin’s memory to the Kenton Community Enterprises, Kenton Lions Club, or Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118 (Kenton), Kenton, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
HUITEMA: On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Edith May Huitema, age 86 years, beloved wife of 65 years to George, mother to Linda and grandmother to Holly (Martin) and Dilan (Alissa), passed away at her residence, Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, Manitoba. A private graveside service will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Edith may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7 or a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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JAGO: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Thomas Sidney Jago at the Souris Hospital on June 8th with family at his side. Left to treasure his memory his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Ludlam), children Shirley Jago (Terry Elliott), Brenda Empey (Jim), Barbara Elliott (Garth) and Glenn Jago (Leah). Grandchildren Sydney Jago (Colin James), Wyatt, Jurnee and Tate Elliott, Nicole Empey, Selena Empey (Jeff Freiheit) and Sheldon Empey, Ryan Elliott (Alexina Labrecque), Cory Elliott (Heather MacAuley), Craig Jago, Karissa Butler (Jeremy), Tara Jagoand great-grandchildren, Kade and Jaylen Butler. He is also survived by brother George (Donna), brother-in-law Jim Ludlam (Isabelle), sisters-in -law, Heather Ludlam and Martha Jago and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Rosina Jago, in-laws Roland and Margaret Ludlam, sisters Ethel Jago and Edith Cranfield, brothers and spouses: Ernie and Bessie, Bill and Joan and Ruth, Jim, Lorne and Marina, Ken and Marj, Cecil and bothers-in -law Keith Cranfield and Keith Ludlam. Sid was born April 30, 1930. He was the ninth child of Jim and Rosina Jago. Sid attended school until grade nine at Stonehill School. He went to Reston for grade 10, 11 and 12 and boarded with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Erlandson. After completing school, Sid worked for Roland S. Ludlam, where he met the love of his life, Dorothy. He also worked at the Reston Creamery and then returned home to farm with his Dad and brothers. On July 18, 1959 Sid married Dorothy Ludlam at the Reston United Church. They settled on the former George Cheyne farm. This union was blessed with four children: Shirley, Brenda, Barbara and Glenn. At one time Sid farmed as many as nine quarters of land with also cattle and pigs. In 1986 they semi-retired. An auction sale was held of machinery, the land was rented or sold and they added more turkeys and chickens to the farm. In 1993 Sid and Dorothy sold their home quarter and moved into Reston. They enjoyed their garden and yard. December 27, 2013 the Jago’s moved into the Alstone Lodge. Sid enjoyed going for walks and visiting with people he met on the street. One of Sid’s passion was music. He taught himself a few chords on the guitar and he soon learnt a new song by just listening to it on the radio. He always said it was a gift from God. Sid shared his musical talents by singing in the Reston United Church Choir, Barbershop Chorus, a local band with good friends John and Clarence, competing in Redvers Festival with his family and also entertaining for farewells and seniors in Reston and Virden. He also had the pleasure of singing at his niece’s wedding. Sports was another favorite past time. In his younger years, he was a goalie for Tilston and played ball with the Reston Grey’s. He also coached hockey with his brother George. Sid was a loyal Blue Jays fan. He rarely missed a game. Another sport he enjoyed was deer and duck hunting. He also had the opportunity of going up north one year for moose hunting. Sid also took great pleasure following the grandchildren’s sporting events and recently he enjoyed watching his great-nephews’ sports. Sid was also community minded volunteering with 4-H Beef Club, Scouts and Reston United Church, UGG and Reston Rink boards. Sid and Dorothy were so pleased to enjoy a few holidays taking them to Las Vegas, the Maritimes and a European and British Heritage tour. This included a long awaited visit with Sid’s cousins in Cornwall, England and Dorothy’s penpal and family in Watford, England. We gained many lasting friendships from these trips. Sid enjoyed family time. He enjoyed having supper and visiting with everyone. There was always a welcome and goodbye kiss or handshake. He also watched from the window to make sure we had gotten safely into our vehicles and gave one last big wave good-bye. Sid’s funeral was held on Monday, June 13, 2016 in Reston United Church conducted by Rev. Harvey Hurren with the Mennonite, Reston, Pipestone and Grand Clairiere choir. Ushers were Gary Watt and Ken Moore. The large attendance showed the high esteem in which Sid was held. He was buried in the family plot in Reston Cemetery. Lunch and a time of visitation was held in the lower hall of the church. Lunch was provided by Brenda Anderson and her helpers.
HARDINGE: Surrounded by love, Richard Aubrey Hardinge gently passed away and went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Aubrey was born December 8, 1940 in Georgetown, Guyana. He married Arleen Marsha (née Gilkes) on December 7, 1963, in London, England. They lived in England and in Guyana before immigrating to Canada in 1976. They became Canadian citizens in the summer of 1979. Aubrey is predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Pearl Faucet- Hardinge. He is survived by his wife Marsha and his children: Richie (Shelley) Hardinge and Wendy (Jordon) Cooper and five grandchildren: Djavan, Genevieve, Mark, Leighton and Oliver. Aubrey, occasionally known and "friended" as Richard, brought his family to Brandon on February 22, 1976 during a snowy and brutally cold winter. Sponsored by his loving uncle, Albert Johnson, he immediately started work in the parts department of Binkley Motors as his children started school at Valleyview Centennial Elementary School. Over the years, Aubrey worked at CDC Home and Leisure, Wilton Ford - Mercury - Lincoln, Wilton Trucks, Kelleher Ford, White Trucks and finally MacArthur Truck and Trailer - all within his beloved adopted hometown of Brandon. Like any determined immigrant, "Dad" also built a small business in the janitorial sector; performing services for restaurants, offices and commercial shops around the city. As a retiree, he continued his business work plus spent his "spare time" running around the neighborhood clearing out driveways of snow, helping with the building of affordable homes with "Habitat for Humanity" et al., driving with his darling Marsha delivering "Meals on Wheels" and generally tending to answer "When?" and "Yeah Sure!" when called upon for favours. The family would like to thank our Calvary Temple church family, friends and all of the staff of the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their diligent care, unwavering compassion and love whilst caring for Aubrey and all of his attending family. A Celebration of Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, followed by a "Come and Go" gathering also on their premises on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aubrey, may be made to a charity of choice.
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FOWELL: Herbert John Fowell, (AKA Bert Gordon) had an unforgettable voice that carried through radio waves like rolling thunder, and now is being transmitted through a throng of angels. Bert signed off peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6:42 a.m. spreading his hard earned wings to begin his new adventure. Bert was born July 27, 1945 in Brandon, Manitoba.He was adopted by his loving family, Gordon and Verda Fowell and big brother Leonard in 1951 at the tender age of six. The Fowell family loved him unconditionally and growing up on the family farm taught him many values he carried with him his entire life. He attended elementary school near Nesbitt, Manitoba and high school in Wawanesa Manitoba. He found employment at CKX Radio and became the station’s first FM Operator in the early 1960’s. This is when he met Marnie at a Park Community Centre dance in Brandon. He often described (to those who were closest to him) how he saw a light shine upon her face and knew that she was the one. Sadly they parted ways after a short engagement, for a number of years. What goes around comes around he said! He was passionate about radio broadcasting and mixing music at home in his sound studio. His career continued in Weyburn Saskatchewan, CKY Radio 58, Winnipeg, KCND Pembina ND (TV weatherman), CFCF Montreal, CJFM Montreal, CFOX Vancouver, CKNW, CFMI and STAR-FM in Chilliwack and his last gig in early 2000’s as morning show host at Winnipeg’s CFST 1290 Starlight playing the “Greatest Music of All Time”. Bert loved family, the farm, animals and people of all colours, thunderstorms AND airplanes, especially the Spitfire! His interest in airplanes began as a young man when he was an Air Cadet and learned to fly at the Rivers Airbase. He was predeceased by his mother and father Verda and Gordon Fowell (Brandon, Manitoba); sister-in-law Joy Fowell (Palos Verdes Estates, California); nephew Rick Martin (Reston, Manitoba) and mother-in-law Mary Donovan (Brandon, Manitoba). Bert is survived by his loving wife and bestest friend ever, Marnie Donovan; son Trevor Fowell (Larissa), Maple Ridge, British Columbia; step-daughter Kimberly Wright (Chris); step-son Michael Wright, Winnipeg, Manitoba; brother Leonard Fowell of Palos Verdes Estates, California and his U.S. nieces: Irene of Palos Verdes Estates, California, Loree of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Elaine of Ventura, California and nephew Richard of Rolling Hills Estates, California and families. Sister-in-law Joanie Donovan, Vancouver, British Columbia; brother-in-law John Donovan, Neepawa, Manitoba; nephew Brad Martin (Michelle) and their children, Brandon, Manitoba; niece Carman Martin and her children; sister Glady Martin (Buck) of Reston, Manitoba and his favourite Manitoba niece (don’t tell anyone!) Kathy Martin White of Ninette and her children. At his request, there will be no service or visitation as Marnie absolutely refused to have him standing in the corner with a drink in his hand trying to appear natural to his visitors. His ashes will be buried in the Fowell family plot in the Minnewawa Cemetery near Nesbitt, Manitoba, where he grew up. Research is important! Donations can be made in his memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, Unit 1- 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1G4; Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9; or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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ARNOTT: Glenn Alexander Arnott. On Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at Lions Manor in Portage la Prairie, with his wife Evelyn at his side, Glenn passed away shortly after his 89th birthday. Glenn was predeceased by his father Merlin, mother Verlie and brother Jim, brother-in-law Stan Hamilton, and niece Shauna Arnott. Left to celebrate his memory are his beloved wife of 53 years, Evelyn of Portage la Prairie; daughter Cheryl Arnott and husband Steven Hallan of San Diego, California; son Roy and wife Marilynn Arnott and granddaughters Taylor and Sarah of Killarney; sister Lillian Hamilton of Brandon, sister-in-law Darlene Arnott of Killarney; brother and sister-in-law Bob and Virginia Lanoway of Beausejour; and many nieces and nephews. Glenn grew up on the farm between Killarney and Dunrea, finishing high school in Killarney. He went on to the University of Manitoba, graduating from Agriculture in 1953. He worked for Manitoba Agriculture as an Ag Rep in Boissevain, and Regional Director in Portage until he semi-retired after 30 years of dedicated service. Glenn enjoyed travel around Manitoba for friends, family and sports. His passions were certainly softball and golf. There were many golf games and pitches thrown both here at home and in Mesa, AZ. He was also always a willing volunteer for community groups and projects. A funeral service to celebrate Glenn’s life will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 15 Tupper Street South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, with Rev. Julie Baker officiating. A private family interment will take place in Killarney Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Glenn’s memory to the Community Foundation of Portage & District – Sport and Recreation Fund, PO Box 1153, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3J9. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021
ANDERSON: Peacefully, Saturday June 18th, 2016, Glenn David Anderson of Silver Spring, MD, USA, formerly lived in Treherne and Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away at the age of 62. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Carol (nee Burgess), his daughter Courtney (Dale) Miller, his stepdaughters Heather and Dianna Martin. Also left to mourn is his sister-in law Evelyn Anderson; and one aunt Lynne Wray, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Glenn was predeceased by his parents Bill and Nan Anderson and his two brothers Harvey and Donald. He will be sorely missed by those that loved and knew him. A graveside service will be held at the Woodlands Cemetery in Rathwell, Manitoba on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Luncheon at the Rathwell Memorial Hall at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Chuck Ross. The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Medstar Montgomery Hospital, Olney, MD for their compassionate care of Glenn. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0S6 or a charity of your choice. The arrangements in Manitoba are in the care of Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
ANDERSON: Elizabeth (Bessie) Anderson of the Forrest District and later, Brandon. Wife of the late Frank Anderson, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Announcement of funeral details will follow.
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HARDINGE: Richard Aubrey Hardinge passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the age of 75 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aubrey may be made to a Charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DUNN: Sadie Hunter Dunn (Bride) (nee Congdon), of Middlechurch Home, formerly of Lions Manor, Brandon, passed away on July 13, 2016 at Seven Oaks Hospital, Winnipeg. Sadie was born in Newdale, Manitoba on July 23, 1919. She was married to Cecil Bride and had 3 children: Ron, Sally and Don. Sadie worked at the Brandon General and Assiniboine Hospital until her retirement where she moved to Lions Manor and enjoyed many years entertaining the residents singing with the Manor Melodiers. Spending most of her summers at her cottage at Sandy Lake she met and married Jack Dunn. Sadie was predeceased by Cecil Bride, Jack Dunn; daughter Sally Wellman; sister Isabelle McTavish and brother Bob Congdon. Sadie is survived by sons Ron (Dreena) Bride, Don (Debbi) Bride and son-in-law Dave (Debbie) Wellman. She is also survived by grandchildren Kevin (Carol) Bride, Allison (Kevin) Campbell, Chris (Dawn) Wellman, Heather (Greg) Wellman, Christina (Phil) Swanson, Curtis (Colleen) Bride, Ryan (Jasmine) Bride and Joel (Dana) Bride and great-grandchildren Brittany, Cole, Evan, Kohlby, Katelyn, Ryan Jr. and Avery. A private family service will take place at the Newdale Cemetery on what would have been her 97th birthday. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
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McLAREN: Gladys Mabel McLaren, beloved wife of the late Harold McLaren, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Gladys is survived by and will be dearly loved and sadly missed by her children: Marlene (Leighton) Kachur, Barb (Ron) Funk, Terry (Al) Deutsch and Bill (Shirley) McLaren; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Gladys’ Life, for family and close friends will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A private, family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to a Charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McTAVISH: Olga McTavish of Strathclair, Manitoba passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Hamiota Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Olga is survived by her son Greg (Joy Douglas) of Victoria, BC, brother Gerald (Sylvia) Moon in England and sister Una (Jack) Hawkins in England. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Strathclair United Church with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Marney Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Westman Dreams For Kids Foundation, 2- 37 11th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of arrangements.
CALVERT: Melvin Argyle Stewart Calvert, March 2, 1928 - July 9, 2016. Melvin Calvert passed away on July 9, 2016 at the age of 88 at the Assiniboine Hospital in Brandon. Mel is survived by his loving wife, Joan, his children Robert (Sharon), Cathy Setter (Greg), Leo (Alice). Grandchildren, Clinton Calvert, Tracy Sutherland (Chris), Curtis Calvert (Wendy), Deanne Shwaluk (Robert), Michelle Setter (Myles Shastko), Michael Calvert (Kelsey), Mark Calvert (Kendall Hanus), Matthew Calvert (Courtney), and ten great- grandchildren, and sister-in-law Edna Stewart. Mel was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ellen Calvert, his two sons, Larry and Ross Calvert, his brothers Art, Ken and Percy Stewart and sisters Dorothy Stewart and Evelyn O’Brien. Melvin grew up in Melbourne district and took over the family farm when he finished school. He married Joan Wright of Sidney on July 14, 1951. Together they raised cattle and grew grain and potatoes. They retired from the farm in 1979 and moved to Brandon where Mel worked seasonally for some years for Mazer Implements. For many years they spent their winters in Palm Springs enjoying the warm weather. Mel was a loving family man and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing games with them and watching their sports. He took great joy in the visits with his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening and fixing anything that needed repair. The funeral took place in Carberry United Church on July 14, 2016 with Gloria Mott officiating. The family would like to thank White’s Funeral Home, Gloria for her words of comfort and the UCW ladies for serving lunch. Many thanks go out to all our family and friends for cards, flowers and messages of sympathy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
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