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RAMSAY:Vaughn Clair Ramsay, beloved husband of Carol, dad to Clair and Carl died September 22, 2014 at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 73. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Waskada United Church, Waskada, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Waskada Cemetery. Donations in memory of Vaughn may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Canada; 440 Laurier Ave W. Suite 200 Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association; 200-310 Broadway Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 9Z9.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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TARNOWSKI: The family of Stanley Tarnowski (Stan) sadly announces his passing at Valleyview Personal Care Home, at the age of 93, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Prayers will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor Stella Fedeniuk. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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TARNOWSKI: The family of Stanley Tarnowski (Stan) sadly announces his passing at Valleyview Personal Care Home, at the age of 93, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Stan was born on August 8, 1921 in Brandon, MB to Frank and Katherine Tarnowski. He received his education in Brandon, MB at David Livingston School, Earl Oxford, and Brandon Collegiate. Stan was employed at Western Grocers for nine years and Canadian National Railways as a Locomotive Engineer for 35 years. He retired in August 1986. Stan was a loving husband and father who enjoyed family gatherings with good food and lots of laughs. He always enjoyed a good joke. He was known for the laughter he shared and brought to others and his generous and giving nature. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and playing cards with their many close friends. He will be missed dearly by those whose lives he touched. Stan is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Tarnowski (BeIlas), daughters Charlene Mutchler (Ken), Leanna Fardoe (Kelly), Tess Lelond (Darren), Corinne Kirkwood (Neil), and grandchildren Caelin and Josh Mutchler, Tanner Fardoe, and Mitchell Lelond, sister Millie Jarvin (Walter) and brother William Tarnowski (Joyce), and many nieces and nephews. Stan was predeceased by his parents Frank and Katherine, sisters Josephine, Jennie, and Olga, and brothers Joe, Mike and Andy. Stan was a parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and an active member of the Canadian Ukrainian Men's Club. Prayers will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor Stella Fedeniuk. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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STEPHENSON: Jeannine Stephenson, formerly of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Nevill Stephenson, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the age of 83 years. She leaves behind her daughter Denise (Kevin) and grandchildren Kevin and Samantha. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Tea will follow at the Canad Inn in the lounge area. Donations in memory of Jeannine may be made to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 - 50A Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 4E7.
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STANLEY: Helen Stanley (née Malone), beloved wife of the late Russell Stanley, dear mother of Ted, Elaine (G.W.) and Jerry (Roberta) and grandmother to Kim, Amanda and Cassandra, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Church on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers/plants, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SEMCHYSHYN: Johnathan Edward Semchyshyn (1973- 2014). Johnathan was born in Brandon, Manitoba on March 24, 1973 to Marvin E. Semchyshyn and Evelyn C. Semchyshyn (Russell). John is survived by both of his Parents; his older Sister Frances; two younger Brothers, Peter and Michael; his two Niece's Stephanie and Amy; his three Nephew's Izyn, Hayden, and Zachary; his great Niece River; and his great Nephew Dean. Johnathan lived in his birth town of Brandon until about the age of 21. He managed at Kelsey's and The Keg for several years before leaving Brandon. Shortly after this, he moved to Toronto where he would continue his work in the Hospitality Trade. He then moved to Bermuda, USA to manage a restaurant called Ozone; this is where he would meet his future wife, Michelle. John and Michelle married and moved to Buffalo, NY where they would purchase their first home. After approximately three years, he and his wife divorced, and John moved to Manhattan, NYC. Here he would manage various restaurants specializing in fine foods and wine, ending with John managing a string of restaurants called "Bocca di Bacco." John would live the remainder of his days here in New York, where he loved to be, and doing what he loved. Sadly, John passed away suddenly at the age of 41 on May 22, 2014. Johnathan was dearly loved by countless friends and family, including aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Johnathan’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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PARSONS: William Samuel (Bill), beloved husband of Helen Parsons, father of George and Deborah, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Funeral service will be held at The Old English Church, Hartney, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Hartney Centennial Centre. Private interment in the Napinka Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Bill, donations may be made to The Old English Church, Hartney, Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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MUDRAY: Mike Steven Mudray of Brandon, Manitoba, born in Ste. Rose Du Lac, Manitoba on July 23, 1941, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on September 27, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Mike grew up on the family farm near East Bay with his parents, Mike and Stephanie, his brother Barry and many nearby Aunts, Uncles and cousins. This formed many close friendships that would endure a lifetime. Mike contracted rheumatic fever at age 12 and wasn’t expected to survive – he was under care for months but pulled through; this spirit of perseverance was a characteristic of Mike that anyone who knew him recognized. In 1959, the family moved to Brandon. Mike attended Brandon Collegiate Institute and then completed his psychiatric nursing training at the Brandon Mental Health Centre; graduating in 1962. After many years as a psychiatric nurse, he switched careers and worked for many years as a radio communications technician at WestMan Electronics, until issues related to his rheumatoid arthritis forced him to take early retirement in 1992. Mike (VE4OM), aka “Oscar Mike” or the “Old Man” has been a member of the Brandon Amateur Radio Club since 1968. His interest in amateur radio has afforded him friendships across Canada but in particular, the local club was a close-knit group of friends that enjoyed many activities (field days, Ham Fests) together through the years that Mike thoroughly enjoyed. At Saturday coffee, he will be missed. Mike was also a staunch supporter of the animals and spent many years as a volunteer and Board Member to The Brandon Humane Society. He had a particular fondness for Siamese Cats and shared his home with many over the years. Mike lived life with an open heart and open mind. This kind approach enabled Mike to forage many close friendships with a great variety of people. While his family was small, many of these friends where akin to an extended family that supported Mike when needed and could expect the same, without question, in return. Mike is survived by a daughter, Tara whom he raised and was particularly close to, and a son-in-law of twenty years, Steven Rystephanuk (whom he called ‘son’), both of Vancouver. Also left to mourn is brother Barry, whom he considered among his best friends, sister-in-law (whom he called ‘sister’) Anne and very special nephew Colin, all of Winnipeg and niece Trisha of London, ON. Finally, he is survived by a God-daughter, Hannah Koversky of Brandon and his best friends, Mike Bilowus and Jenny Chatt, both of Brandon. Mike was predeceased by his father, Mike in 2012 and his mother, Stephanie in 2013. A memorial reception was held at the Central United Church Auditorium in Brandon on Friday, October 3rd with Rev. Walter Gibbons directing prayers. Donations in Mike’s memory can be made to his favourite charity, The Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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LESKIW: The death of Sam Leskiw, age 92 years, beloved husband of Laurena "Ena" and father of Sheldon Leskiw and Wendy Lesy, occurred at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Sam's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans' Section. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sam may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 -6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9. 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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JANSSENS: Margaret Matilda Janssens passed away at Moira Place Senior's Home in Tweed, Ontario September 21st, 2014 after a long fruitful life at the age of 97. She was born in a homesteaders shack near Crane Valley, Saskatchewan on August 22nd, 1917. Mother took great pleasure in telling stories of how their family prospered in the 1920s and survived the depression in Saskatchewan in the 1930's. The stories always portrayed much happiness through sometimes difficult situations. She married Louis Janssens on November 23rd, 1942. They rented farms by Goodlands and Medora until they finally purchased their own place Northwest of Boissevain in 1956. They raised four children Irma, Sheila, Lorne and Lloyd. Mother worked hard on the farm milking cows, shipping cream, tending a large garden and helping out with the general farming operation. We all look back on the days that we spent on the farm as a very happy fulfilling time in our lives. Mother worked at West View Lodge for a short time after her and Dad retired from farming and moved into Boissevain in 1976. In retirement they enjoyed many trips to the West coast and Ontario to visit with their daughters Irma and Sheila's families. After Dad passed away On October 31st 1996 Mother moved into the Centennial Appartments in Deloraine where she lived until moving to Tweed, Ontario in June of 2005 to be close to Sheila. She is predeceased by her husband Louis and a grandson Jimmie Cave. Survived by her children Irma (Jim) Cave, Sheila (George) Scott, Lorne (Robyn) Janssens and Lloyd (Ann) Janssens, grandchildren Terri (Gaetano) DiNicolo, Julianna Janssens, Jessica Janssens, Robert Janssens, Chris (Bev) Janssens and Jennifer Janssens, great grandchildren Anthony DiNicolo, Mathew Dinicolo, Christina DiNicolo and Dean Janssens. Smith Funeral Home, 204-747-2088.
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HUBERDEAU: We sadly announce the passing of Roberta Simard Huberdeau on September 15, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, MB. Roberta Rosalie Marie was born on March 3, 1941 the third child to Eugene and Rose Anna Simard of St. Lazare, MB. She and her 13 siblings were raised in a deep catholic faith. Roberta married Arthur Huberdeau and they raised three daughters, Rachel (Curtis Haliuk RIP), Edith (Daren McDonald), Suzanne (Scott Garbutt) and their adopted son Constant (Lorinda) Huberdeau, on a dairy and grain farm at the R.M. of Ellice. Unfortunately Arthur passed away at the age of 42 on May 19, 1981, from Hemochromatosis. Therefore Roberta educated herself at the Newman College in Pastoral Ministry studies and was employed as a Religious Educator for St. Anne’s Parish in Flin Flon. The Diocese of The Pas employed Roberta to establish a Prayer House in Northern Manitoba. She then moved to Brandon and was employed as a Religious facilitator for the Arch Diocese of Winnipeg at St. Augustine’s RC Church. She also loved to travel to Rome, Hawaii, Florida, North Dakota, Manitoba and Quebec. Roberta made a decision to return home to St. Lazare. She spent five fulfilling years as a caregiver and companion to Grand Memere Rose Anna Simard. During this time Roberta was also very passionate in assisting the ladies of St. Lazare in raising funds for her Sister Hilda’s Peruvian Orphanage. She was a skilled gardener and never left aside a broken angel from her garden for they were gently placed near her Mother Mary Statue for safe keeping. This last journey she embarked was guided by her strong faith, for on August 15, 2014 on the feast of the Ascension, unfortunately she was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor. She was given the courage to embrace the challenge along side her children. She amazed her children with her humbleness, gracefulness and peace. We her children were overwhelmed by the steady flow of young people, her siblings and families nieces, nephews and friends who came to visit her. Although on September 15, 2014 on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Roberta passed away to Eternal Life. She was guarded by the heavenly angels and our Blessed Mother to the Eternal Gates of Heaven. Roberta was a beautiful caring and forgiving mother, grandmother, and a woman of faith. Her beloved children, 14 grandchildren, 13 siblings and spouses, family and her friends will forever miss her. Prayers were September 17, 2014. Funeral Mass was September 18, 2014 at St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church. Singers were Lynne Tremblay, Louis Simard, guitarists were Bernard Simard and Paul Deschaumbault, organist was Jacqueline Lemoine and associate Sarah Derosiers. Readers Amanda Dyck and Eugene Simard. Pallbearers were Braeden Haliuk, Taylor Garbutt, Joel Simard, Darcy Simard, Robert Blouin and Francis Simard. The altar servers were her great-nephews. The Officiants of the funeral Mass were Father Rene Katcha Digba and Deacon Conrad Plante. The interment was at the St. Lazare Cemetery, beside Arthur. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Services of Russell, MB.
Tu seras toujours dans nos Coeur Chère Maman
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COOPER: Charles William ‘Bill’ was born on March 14, 1936 in Kamloops, BC, and passed away on September 30, 2014 in Trail, BC. Bill is predeceased by his wife Jane, his sister Winnifred, brothers Martin and Lawrence and by his parents Charles and Margaret. He is survived by his children; Jonathon Cooper (Trish Walsh), Mike (Maureen) Cooper and Colleen Meyers; his grandchildren Brendan and Melissa (Jesse) and also his great grandchildren Jaxson and Kahner. Bill was a Life Legion Member and a Veteran. He had also been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1963. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 3:00pm at Carberry’s Chapel; 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.
You are welcome to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
As an expression of sympathy, your donation to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
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BALLARD: James (Jim) David, 20 June 1945-22 August 2014. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jim at his home in Kenora, Ont. on Aug.22nd at age of 69 (pre-deceased by his parents Verla and George Ballard of Medora Manitoba, and brother Perry). Survived by his son Daniel of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan: his brothers, Don ( Jefferie), of Nanimo, British Columbia, and Jack ( Fran) of Whitby, Ontario, sister-in-law Betty of Morden, Manitoba, nieces Melenie, Monica, Kelly, A.J., nephews Kevin, Adam and all their families. Also survived by his ex wives Gerry from Moosejaw Sask. and Eileen from Winnipeg Man. and his many friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. Jim touched many people during his life in Medora, Winnipeg, Thunderbay and Kenora where he lived and worked . He particularly liked Kenora where he and Gerry lived after they were married and he had recently moved back to. He enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with Daniel in Kenora and at the cottage on Lake of the Woods. Jim always faced life’s challenges with a positive outlook. He was immensely proud of Daniel and was involved in his life and his successes. He continued to work right up to the time of his death. He said he enjoyed the interaction with people in his job. He always said he was on the Freedom 85 retirement plan. Jim will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. In keeping with Jim’s wishes no funeral will be held. Cremation with internment, with family members, at the Medora Cemetery will be held on October 18th at 2:00 pm. Following the internment a reception is planned in the Medora School Auditorium for all his friends and family to remember and celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundations in Jim’s name would be greatly appreciated.
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ADAMSKI: John Peter. On Saturday, September 27, 2014, John Adamski, age 62, of Winnipeg, MB (formerly of Brandon, MB, and Faribault, Minnesota), died at the Seven Oaks Hospital. A longer obituary notice with service details will follow. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204-586-8668.
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