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STUCKEL: Larry Stuckel passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, December 28, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his mother Julie Seddan; mother and father in-law Harold and Dorothy Barford. Left to mourn are his wife and best friend Judy Stuckel; step-children Benson and Brenda Bourassa of 100 Mile House, BC, Rhonda and Buddy Ross of Kinosota; three grandchildren Andrea, Amy and Chance; sister-in-law Hazel Asham and family of Kinosota; brothers-in-law John and Sharon Barford and family of Grand Prairie, AB, Ed and Garda Barford and family of Edson, AB. Cremation has taken place. No formal ceremony will be held.
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STASILA: In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 26, 2015, Frank Andrew Stasila, age 78 years, passed away in Palliative Care, Assiniboine Centre, Brandon. A community minded man, Frank was involved with the Rod & Gun Club, Grand Rapids, MB; Charter member of the Castlegar Selkirk Lions Club, Castlegar, BC; chairman of the Lions Club Trade Fairs in Castlegar and Nipawin, SK. He also was an Executive Officer with the Curling Clubs in Castlegar, BC and Nipawin, SK. One of his memorable moments was being Santa for the patients at the Castlegar and District Hospital. His favourite pastime was singing with the Barber shoppers, choruses, stage productions and church choirs. As an artist, his art works toured with the Arts West Westman Juried Art Show and Travelling Gallery in Manitoba. Other activities that gave him much pleasure were curling, golfing, fishing, dancing and walking his dogs. A moment to be remembered was when Frank saved a drowning 12 year old boy who fell off the ferry into the Columbia River near Robson, BC. Frank worked on Hydro Electric projects and gained many friends in the communities in BC, SK, and northern Manitoba. Frank's daughters thought of him as a very kind and loving gentle father willing to do many good things for them like teaching them to swim, fish and garden. He was their hero, best friend who sang to them in hard times and laughed with them in good times. He encouraged his family to follow their dreams, power through adversity, always do their best and be proud of who they are. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his wife of over 54 years, Sophie Ann; his loving daughters Leanne (Tom) Johnston, grandchildren Dominique and Benjamin of Calgary; Shelly of Brandon, along with aunts, uncles, cousins and wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Mary; brother John and wife Velma; brother Stanley and wife Josephine, and nephew Robert. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Raj Savarimuthu, of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, officiating. Frank will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Hamiota Cemetery. Special thanks to the awesome nurses in the Palliative ward, doctors and staff at the Cancer Care Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Frank may be made to a charity of choice.
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COULSON: Joyce Coulson (nee Luhowy) passed away the morning of December 19, 2015 at the Assiniboine Center in Brandon. She was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents Nicholas and Mary (Yanick) Luhowy, her brother Eugene Luhowy, brother and sister-in-law Earl and Clarice Luhowy and son-in-law Rodney Dadey. Joyce is survived by her five children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Glenn Coulson (Pat, Justin (Erin), Alexander), Darlene Porter (Ken, Kerry, Christopher (Emily), Kelsey (Matt, Jacob), Laverne Lewandoski (Dennis), Sheila Klimchuk, Sheryl Dadey (Derek (Jodi, Pennelope), Trevor). She is also survived by her sister Shirley Eurchuk (Mike) and her baby brother Larry Luhowy (Darlene) and sister-in-law June Luhowy. Joyce was born on the family farm in Olha on December 10, 1933, the oldest daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Yanick) Luhowy. She graduated from Teachers College in 1952 and taught at Hazelwood, St. John Kant, Sandy Lake and Elphinstone schools. On October 8, 1955 she married Peter Coulson and settled at the family farm in Sandy Lake. Joyce was involved in many community activities including Home and School Association, 4-H Clubs, Ukrainian Catholic Womens’ League, Communities in Bloom, Sandy Lake Cultural Museum and the Ladies Legion Auxiliary Branch 184 as well as numerous community projects. Joyce was an avid gardener and was recognized for her prowess by winning awards for her home farm grounds in 1998, 2000 and 2002 and was featured on Prairie Farm Report. In 2010, Joyce won a YWCA “Woman of Distinction” Award recognizing all of her community service involvements. Joyce has been a resident of the Brandon Lions Manor since 2009. Joyce enjoyed being a Baba and treated each grandchild to a special weekend trip anywhere in Canada when they turned nine years of age (old enough to be away from mom and Dad and young enough to not be embarrassed to be seen with Baba). All the grandchildren spent every summer at the farm with Baba and have special memories of their time spent with their grandmother, working for her and getting to know her. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 am at Sandy Lake Ukrainian Catholic Church, Father Emil Kardasinec officiating. A family interment will take place at the parish cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Sandy Lake Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Association, Sandy Lake in Bloom, or Sandy Lake Ukrainian Catholic Church.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson in care of the arrangements (204)759-2160.
McRAE: It is with great sadness that the family of Emily Margaret "Marge" McRae announce her passing. She died peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Mom was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan and grew up in Kandahar, Saskatchewan. She then moved to Brandon to live with the Melvin Graham family. She had a job as a House Mother at the Nurses Residence in Brandon. There she met two of her dear friends, Sheila Sul and Helen Rice. She was younger than most of the nurses in training but was a mother to them all. Mom met Dad (Allan McRae) at a hockey game in Hayfield, Manitoba. They were married October 27, 1956. They bought land close to the McRae homestead and developed Mar Mac Farms. She raised three children there, Blair, Janice and Jeffrey. When Mom wasn't taking us to ball, hockey, music or 4-H, she was preparing meals, sewing, gardening, doing the farm books or running to town for parts or just out to the field for Dad. Mom was known for having a caring heart. She could bring anyone or anything back to good health. Growing up we had dogs, cats, hamsters, calves, just about everything go through our house. Mom had such a green thumb she could grow anything! She brought many a plant back to life even when it looked bleak. Mom was a 4-H leader for 15 years. When we got older and didn't need as much attention she became a foster parent. Over a fifteen year span, twenty one foster children went through our house. When Blair took over the farm, Mom decided to work in town. She started at Brandon University Day Care looking after special needs children. That turned into a job at Cor Enterprises and then she got a job at the Brandon Mental Hospital when it moved to the Assiniboine Centre. She worked there for eight years. Mom always enjoyed Oak Lake Beach. We had many a fun summer there. We camped with some neighbour ladies and we always knew when they got into the slush. There was a lot of giggling going on. That was the only time that supper might get a little later than normal. The best thing Mom did was to convince Dad to buy a cottage at Oak Lake. In their later years they had so many great days there. They met many new friends, had many suppers together and always helped out with the float for the parade at the Oak Lake Fair. Mom cherished her friends at the lake. We would like to thank them for looking after her so well. They still talk about puttering around her yard in her bare feet. Mom looked after Dad when he got ill. She cared for him at home and at the lake as long as she could. He died in 2004 and then sadly lost her son Jeff in 2009. Mom had two more good years until she noticed she was losing her voice. She was diagnosed with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy (PSP). She decided to move to a condo in Brandon then to Victoria Landing and then finally to the Nursing Home. She got into Valleyview Personal Care Home and then eight months later into Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Mom was as happy as she could be in a personal care home. All the nurses and staff were fantastic to her! We want to thank each and every one of them. They were all so caring and thoughtful to her and our family. Mom was predeceased by her husband Allan; son Jeff; grandson Christopher; Allan's brothers Howard and Gordon; nephews Malcolm and Glen; sisters-in -law Margaret, Marion and Pearl; brothers-in-law Jim and Doug. She leaves to mourn Blair and Lois, Janice and John, Linda and Ray; seven grandchildren Brett and Melissa McRae, Marja (special friend Jonathan Verge), Jonathan and Tonja Bokkel, Tyson and Eric McRae as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marge will be laid to rest in a private graveside ceremony at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A Come and Go reception will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Marge may be made to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3N9.
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CARLISLE: William Norman “Barney” Carlisle, beloved husband of the late Frances Carlisle died at his residence in Killarney, Manitoba on December 25, 2015 at the age of 93. A memorial Service will be held at Wheatland Chapel in Killarney, Manitoba on Wednesday December 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Ninga Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Barney may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
MORE: Dorothy, 94 years, beloved wife of the late Alex More, mother of Sharon Maguire and Martin More, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Funeral service will be held at the Elgin United Church, Elgin, Manitoba on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Elgin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Dorothy, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10, Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
THOMPSON: Bernice Mae (Nestibo) Thompson, born September 17, 1926, she passed away August 11, 2015. Mom moved to Brandon in 1975. She worked at Hillcrest Home, 1975-76, next she worked at Woolco, 1976-78. Bernice was looking after husband Gordon at this time, he passed away in May, 1977. She went to visit Jim and Tammy Baker in Charlotte, NC by car in 1977 and in 1986 Grandma got sick in Columbus, Ohio and she flew her home. In 1980 she worked at Carleton Cards on Rosser. In the 80’s she worked at Marvel Cleaning in The Thomas Mall, she had many laughs says the previous owner. She worked at We Care for a couple of years, The Brandon School Division from 1988 -91. In the 90’s the grandchildren would visit with Mom, she took them to the Mini University in the summer of 91-92-93. She went to Ringette games in Virden when it was 30 below. Grandma loved her grandckids. My Mom was in Deloraine Personnel Care Home from Jan. 15, 2013 to October 31, 2014. Dementia patients need somebody to talk to them to stimulate brain activity. I took Mom to Brandon once every two weeks for a massage. In the summer of 2013 I took her to Minnedosa Beach for a barbecue where she visited with friends. She enjoyed going Mother’s Day to Harry’s Ukrainian Kitchen (she liked Harry’s corsages). We went to The Grand Ganyon in 2011 & 2012. I said to my Mom “there’s a statue of your former son-in-law” It says on the statue this guy dropped a penny down a crack, and went looking for it with a pick axe and thats how the Grand Canyon was formed. My Mom and I journeyed onto Lake Havasu, AZ for 2 months in 2011 & 2012. Mom enjoyed going to church. My Mom passed away from complications from dementia. She always said the Lord could heal her, but he decided to take her Home. I’m glad - absent from the body -present with the Lord. We are all prisoners of hope - Til we meet again.
All six children and their families alllove and miss her dearly.
Predeceased by her boyfriend Mel Tucker in 1995.
HUMESTON: R. Brent Humeston died peacefully at the Lorne Memorial Hospital in Swan Lake, Manitoba on December 21, 2015 at the age of 73. Brent was predeceased by his wife Heather, he is lovingly remembered by his children Trinda & Curt as well as special friend Marge McMillan. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Kin Hall in Pilot Mound, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private Interment will take place at the Carberry Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Brent may be made to the Lorne Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Program; Swan Lake, Manitoba, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service204-8215-2848
DUNN: It is with great sadness that the family of Kellie Leanne Dunn, age 49 years, announce her passing on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Kellie will be lovingly remembered by her family: mother Pat Dunn; brother Dave (Stacey) Dunn; nephew Thomas; niece Courtney; sister Cindy (Vern) Forsythe. She was predeceased by her father Dave, Sr. in 2009. Kellie will be sadly missed by her special friends Jim Moran, and Ruth Gosselin of Winnipeg. When not working as a nurses' aide at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Kellie enjoyed fishing with Jim. One of their favourite fishing holes was at Fort Whyte. The family will cherish her memory in a private ceremony. Donations in memory of Kellie may be made to the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, Westman Region, Attn: Finance Department, 3rd Floor, 1031 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0R8.
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FRANK: W. L. James Frank passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the age of 68. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Sandra, his daughters Jennifer (Michael) Sanders, Sarah (Chris) Belcher and son Jamie. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. James Anglican Church, Rivers, MB, with Rev. Sally Carter officiating. Donations in memory of Jim may be may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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TRUSS: Kent John, October 8, 1935 – Brandon, Manitoba, December 22, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta. Kent Truss beloved husband of Lorna Truss of Calgary, formerly of Pinawa, MB, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Kent is survived by his loving wife Lorna, three children; Linda (James) Morgan, John (Debra) and Kevin (Kate), five grandchildren; Taylor, Katie, Emma, Daniel and JJ. A Gathering of relatives and friends will be held in the Reception Centre at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, AB) on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
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If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222- 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, phone: (403)290-0110, or charity of choice. In living memory of Kent Truss, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S. E. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
BARTLEY: Donald Gordon Bartley passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home in Elkhorn, Manitoba surrounded by the love of his family, at the age of 79 years. Don is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose Marie, daughter Susan Larkin (Brian) and their children Shane and Tyler, son Allen (Carol) and their children Graham, Sarah and Meaghan, daughter Lisa Bartley (Gerald) and daughter Julia Rae Bilous (Keith) and their children Carter and Piper, his brothers William, Marlyn, sister in law Norma Bartley and their families. He was predeceased by his parents George and Susannah Bartley, sister Evelyn and brothers Raymond, Reginald and Earl. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church – Elkhorn at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 29th with Marianne Olfrey officiating. A private interment will follow. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Elkhorn and Area Foundation, Elkhorn Cemetery Fund or Virden and Area Palliative Care.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
Dads are important in so many ways –They love and protect, they encourage and praise –Dads are role models who teach right from wrong,The everyday heroes who keep families strong –And because you’re a dad who’s all that and more, too.
BROWN: Robert James “Jim” Brown passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, on Monday, December 21, 2015. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will take place at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415- 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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WASILKA: Shirley Wasilka of Shoal Lake, MB passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Shirley is survived by her children: Kelly (Larry) McMurachy of Shoal Lake, MB, Kevin (Shellie) of Inglis, MB, Kerry (Koren) of Leduc, AB, Kris (Shaey) of Calgary, AB, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brothers: Daryl Kachan of Sarnia, ON., Tom (Pauline) Kachan of Oakville, ON., Randy (Bev) Kachan of Strathclair, MB, and sister Debbie (Bill) Wallace of Beaumont, AB. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shoal Lake, with interment following in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shoal Lake. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Morley House E.P.H, P.O. Box 490, Shoal Lake, MB, R0J 1Z0 (please make cheques payable to Morley House E.P.H.).
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
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