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AMIOTTE: Leonard Russell Amiotte passed away peacefully with his family at his side Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Leonard was born January 12, 1940 at Keeseekowenin Reserve to Charity (Bone) and William Amiotte. Since 1963, he resided in Brandon, MB, his early employment including the Brandon Friendship Centre and Birtle Indian Residential School. He later found employment at McKenzie Seeds, from which he retired after twenty five years. Leonard enjoyed many activities throughout his life, such as slow pitch, bowling, dancing and Bingo. In recent years, he really enjoyed the role of grandfather to Kianna and Brea. Leonard was buried Wednesday August 6, 2014 at Keeseekowenin First Nation. He will be fondly remembered and truly missed by numerous family and friends.
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VAN LAAR: Sara Belle (née Flett), October 18, 1951 - Shoal Lake, MB - August 9, 2014 - Calgary, AB. Sara Belle, beloved wife of Paul Van Laar, passed away peacefully after a long and brave battle. She will be dearly missed, and lovingly remembered by her husband Paul, children Marga Sue and Danny. She is further survived, and will be very much missed by her sisters and brothers, Patsy (Anthony), Bruce (Christine), Jackie, Denise and Rick, their children, and cousins Beverly, Fay, Morley, Brenda, Vonda and Maxine. Sara grew up on the Keeseekoowenin reserve, and early on ventured out to become a Psychiatric and Registered nurse. After meeting Paul, she lived and worked in Northern Alberta, BC, and Calgary. A planned temporary move to Scotland became an 18 year stay, after which Canada was again the home country. She made many friends along the way, always helping out and offering people advice. Her skills in clothing design and sewing were second to none. The funeral service will be held at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, MB on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery followed by a small lunch. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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NEWTON: Olive Alberta Newton (nee Orpin); beloved wife of the late Earl Newton; mother of Bert, Marion (Vic), Larry (Lorraine), Dale (Linda), Murray (Karen), Eunice (Jim), Linda (Jack), and the late Dianne; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 92 years of age. A service to celebrate Olive’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00am with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Olive’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B – 457 9th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2; or to Lilac Residence Lounge, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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LUND: Emma Margaret Lund, beloved wife of the late Bernard Lund of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn, Monday; August 11, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Funeral service will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Saturday; August 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Elkwood Manor Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund or to Elkhorn Royal Canadian Legion in memory of Emma.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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CLARK: Phyllis Violet Clark of Brandon, beloved mother of Larry (Suzanne), Wes (Brenda) and Dwane (Janet), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the age of 88 years. A service to celebrate Phyllis’ life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at the Humesville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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VAN LAAR: Sara Belle (née Flett), October 18, 1951 - Shoal Lake, MB - August 9, 2014 - Calgary, AB. Sara Belle, beloved wife of Paul Van Laar, passed away peacefully after a long and brave battle. She will be dearly missed, and lovingly remembered by her husband Paul, children Marga Sue and Danny. She is further survived, and will be very much missed by her sisters and brothers, Patsy (Anthony), Bruce (Christine), Jackie, Denise and Rick, their children, and cousins Beverly, Fay, Morley, Brenda, Vonda and Maxine. Sara grew up on the Keeseekoowenin reserve, and early on ventured out to become a Psychiatric and Registered nurse. After meeting Paul, she lived and worked in Northern Alberta, BC, and Calgary. A planned temporary move to Scotland became an 18 year stay, after which Canada was again the home country. She made many friends along the way, always helping out and offering people advice. Her skills in clothing design and sewing were second to none. The funeral service will be held at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, MB on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery followed by a small lunch. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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STITT: Mildred Mabel Stitt (née Tiller), beloved wife of Harold Stitt, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2014 at the Erickson Personal Care Home. Mildred is survived by her sons, Ron of Erickson, and Terry (Jo-Anne) of Dauphin; daughter, Lea Ann(Al Koop) of Winnipeg and daughter in law Emily Stitt of Lethbridge. Mildred will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Leslie (Stephanie) Stitt of Lethbridge, Lindsay (Scott) Kannwischer of Winnipeg, Lars Koop of Winnipeg, Larissa Koop of Winnipeg, Lyle Koop of Winnipeg and great grandson Riley Kannwischer of Winnipeg. Mildred is pre deceased by her eldest son Bill(Emily) of Lethbridge, parents Harry and Thyra Tiller, sisters Lorna (Ed)Turner, Laura (Al) Schmidt, Ellen (Ernie) Johnston, and brothers Harry (Gladys) Tiller, Russell (Kaye) Tiller. Mildred is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Viewing for family and friends will be on Friday, August 15 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Rae's Funeral Chapel in Erickson. The Funeral service will take place Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Erickson Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at the Scandinavia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Erickson Personal Care Home.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204)636-7727.
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GEEKIE: John (Jack) Geekie of Strathclair passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, at the age of 83 years. John is survived by 2 daughters: Susan (Reg) Moffatt of Strathclair and Roberta Cornwall (Craig Harrison) of Shoal Lake and son Jim (Judy) Geekie of Strathclair. Also surviving are five grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. Bonnie Zimmer will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
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CLARK: Phyllis Violet Clark of Brandon, beloved mother of Larry (Suzanne), Wes (Brenda) and Dwayne (Janet), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the age of 88 years. A service to celebrate Phyllis’ life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at the Humesville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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McEVOY: The family of Linda Rose McEvoy (née Merrick) of Sioux Valley, are sad to announce her passing at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg, on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the age of 64 years. A traditional wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., with funeral services held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will follow.
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MARTIN: The death of Bruce Martin, age 85 years, widower of the late Ruth Martin, dear father to Brett, Cathy, Colleen and Kelly, occurred at Wawanesa Health Centre on Saturday, August 9, 2014. A graveside service will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Harvey Hurren will officiate. Everyone is invited to attend. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Bruce to the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1 - 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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KORNE: Annette Patricia Korne(nee Cahill). Annette Korne born in Baldur on December 5, 1938. Deceased August 2, 2014 at the Boundary Trails Health Center. Annette was predeceased by her husband and caregiver Gerry Jeffrey and sisters Germaine Proskiw and Eugenie Ternowski. Also predeceased by her brother-in-laws Peter Proskiw and Henry (Hank) Cory. She leaves to mourn her three children Dennis(Debbie) Korne, Morden Debra Stockwell, Winkler (Raymond Stockwell, Winnipeg) Darin (Colleen) Korne, Ninette. Her grandchildren Nicole (Craig) Winnipeg, Matthew (Nysa) Morden, Danielle (Jeff) Morden, Mathew Korne Winnipeg, Jasmine Ninette, and Bryan (Brittany) Ninette. Her great-grand-kids Jordon, Annie, Calee, and Madelyn. Also her sister Lucy Cory, Wawanesa, brother Regis (Linda) Cahill, Duncan, B.C., sister Josie (Leonard) Lindley Teulon and brother-in-law Peter Ternowski, Carberry. She was loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews and Great-nieces and nephews. A Memorial Luncheon will take place at Ninette Community Hall will take place at Ninette Community Hall on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Annette's memoryto the Ninette Volunteer Fire Department, Ninette, MB, R0K 1R0 or charity of your choice.
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GRIFT: Joseph Willie Hector “Bill” Grift. Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre, on Thursday August 7, 2014 at the age of 85 years, Joseph Willie Hector “Bill” Grift, of Glenboro MB. Bill is survived by his wife Margaret (nee Van Den Bussche), six children, Cathy Ramage of Glenboro, Gary (Laura) of Edmonton AB, Ken (Lynn) of Sherwood Park AB, Bonny (Phil) Major of Glenboro, Frances Grift of Glenboro, Barb McLennan of Baldur, 14 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Annette Gardiner & Rose Pezzella both of Calgary, brother Don (Mildred) Donaldson of Santa Barbara California as well as numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Bill was predeceased by his daughter Karen Harasymchuk, son-in- law Colin McLennan, parents Anthony & Florence Grift & by a brother George Grift. Funeral services will be held in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 11:00 am with eulogy & video tribute prior at 10:30 am. Father Phillip Malayil officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the C.E. Building, Glenboro. Interment will take place at St John Berchmans Cemetery, Holland MB, at approx. 2:00 pm. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Bill’s memory to the Glenboro Palliative Care Unit, Box 310, Glenboro or to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0.
On line condolences can be sent by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
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BONNER: Ray Bonner, beloved husband of Laurette and loving father of Tom, Mona, Kevin, Teresa and Jennifer, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden on Friday; August 8, 2014 at the age of 88 years. A Prayer Vigil Service will be held on Tuesday; August 12th at 7:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday; August 13th at 2:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Barry Schoenbaert officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the Manitoba Lung Association in memory of Ray.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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BELL: Frederick Percy. It is with deep sadness that his children announce his passing on August 8, 2014. We are comforted to know that Dad will join Mom (Gladys) his loving wife of 63 years, who passed away in April 2013. Fred was born in Brandon, MB. on April 16, 1928, the third son of Dick (John Richard) and Elsie Mabel. Fred leaves to mourn his son Gordon (Karen) of Hamiota, son Bruce (Margo) of Brandon, daughter Diane of Brandon and grandchildren Lauren, Kelsey, Jillian and Tanner. He is also survived by his brother Dave (Joanne), sisters Ethel (Ken) Surette, Betty (Ron) Leblanc and sister-in-laws Ethel and Phyllis. He was predeceased by brothers Bill, Reg and sister Alice. Fred was named after his mother's two brothers, Fred and Percy. As a boy, Dad had a paper route and worked at Johnny Cram's Market Garden, now the Green Spot. He and his friends enjoyed sledding and skating in the winter at the East End Community Center and swimming in the river by the CPR bridge in the summer. In 1945, Fred worked at a paper mill in Powell River, B.C. for a few years. He then returned to Brandon and worked in construction until he took up house painting for Bob Turner, Government at Rivers and Shilo, Tim Higgens and Glawson Decorating until retirement in 1998. Fred met Gladys Eloise Myers from Belmont, MB. in 1948 at the Orange Hall Dance Hall. They were married on September 4, 1950. Together Fred and Gladys enjoyed family camping trips, golfing, bowling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Fred was always very proud of his families' successes. Fred will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. A come and go memorial reception will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Fred may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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