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LOWE: Steve. On August 21, age 91. Husband of Anne (deceased 2015); father of Alan, Terry (deceased 2011), Brian (Buncha), and Mike (Trudy). Tool and diemaker with Pioneer Electric and Inventronics; motorcycle enthusiast, model steam engine builder, artist in oils and pen-and-ink. Service on Saturday, August 26, 3:00 p.m. at Brockie-Donovan on 8th Street, Brandon. Full obituary inThursday's Sun (August 24) and online at
JONES: Evelyn Corinne Jones passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Thursday August 25, 2016 at the age of 84 years, Evelyn Corinne Jones (nee Graham), formerly of Cypress River, MB. Evelyn leaves to mourn her passing her children Doreen (Gary) Stapleton of Sandy Lake, MB, Coreen (Russel) Zerr of Nanaimo, BC, Gordon (Lauren) Jones of Baldur, MB, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren as well as extended relatives and friends. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Clarence in 1986. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cypress River United Church. Interment will take place in the Bethel Cemetery, Treherne, MB. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Evelyn's memory to the Cypress River & Area Foundation, Box 86, Cypress River, MB, R0K 0P0 or to the Baldur Personal Care Home Activities Department, Box 128, Baldur, MB, R0K 0B0 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5.
Online condolences may be sent to Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480 or 204-526-2380
FORTUNE: Ethel Irene Fortune (nee Wyatt), beloved wife of the late Ken Fortune, mother of Wendy (the late Arnold) Rose, Patti (Terry) McTavish, Jim (Carol), and the late Shirley Geekie, passed away at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, Shoal Lake, MB on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 87 years of age. A service celebrating Ethel’s life will be held at the Cardale United Church, Cardale, MB on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will be held at Marney Cemetery prior to the service. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Ethel’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or to the Cardale United Church Memorial Fund, Cardale, MB, R0K 0J0.
Messages of condolence can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744
HUTTON: John (Jack) Alexander Hutton of Brandon passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at the age of 94 years. Jack attended the RM of Cornwallis School until the completion of his education. He spent the majority of his life farming in the RM of Cornwallis and was a member of the Roseland District. Jack was proud to be a member of the Masons for over 60 years. He was also a member of the Central Community Centre and Central Happy Haven. He enjoyed clog and square dancing, as well as social dancing; card games and travelling to Scotland and England. After retiring at the age of 60, Jack moved into Brandon, wintering for 10 years in Texas. Jack was predeceased by his mother and father, Annie and John; brother Robert; nephew Murray; first wife Edith and her daughter, Gwen. Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley and her children: Mike Stewart; Dave (Val) Stewart; Nadine (Brian) Ogilvie; Carol (Grant Kolodie) Stewart; Susan (Darrell) Masson; Edith’s children: Tina and Ruth; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with a time of Visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.; interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Active Pallbearers will be Jim Brown; Bob Brown; Don Hamilton; Darrell Masson; Brian Ogilvie and Bob Campbell. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510- 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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BROWN: Peacefully, on Thursday, August 4, 2016, Dwayne Allan Brown passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his mom and sister by his side. Dwayne was born August 16, 1968 at Cambridge, Ontario. He took grade one in Cambridge, then the family moved back to Onanole in 1975. While going to school in Onanole, he participated in many sports. After finishing high school in Erickson, he moved into Winnipeg. He was a line cook in Salisbury House, until failing health forced him to move home. After a few months at home, Dwayne moved into Brandon, where he worked at telemarketing for a short time. He explored Brandon on his scooter from one end to the other. He became a fan of the Brandon Wheat Kings and sold fifty-fifty tickets for many years. They were his team and many a bet was made. He was also an Edmonton Eskimo and Oilers fan. His cousin in Edmonton provided him with many Eskimo treasures which he showed to everybody. Ten years ago he took up residence at Fairview Home. Remaining to cherish Dwayne's memory are his mother Ruth; sister Lorie; nephews Eric and Ryan; Uncle Len; Aunties Shirley, Marian, Connie; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Doug in 2011, and father Elwood in 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Dwayne's Life took place at Memories Chapel on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Mr. Elgin Hall officiated. Interment followed at Onanole Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dwayne may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
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BLAIR: On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Austin Murray Blair, age 87 years, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, Brandon. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mike Davis of Bethel Christian Assembly will officiate. Interment will follow at the Alexander Cemetery.
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BEGALKE: Randal Peter Begalke of Brandon, formerly of Plumas passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Brandon Health Centre at the age of 63 years. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Plumas Cemetery.
Clarke’s Funeral Home
BELL: Islay Noreen Bell, 1922 – 2016. Islay, beloved sister and aunt, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at Fairview Personal Care Home, where she had resided this past year. Islay was born on February 24th, 1922, in Minnedosa to Donald and Agnes (née Jury) Bell who farmed in the Fairmount District near Basswood, Manitoba. She attended Basswood Consolidated School and completed her high school in Minnedosa while staying with her grandmother, Agnes Jury. At the age of 18, she took her teacher training at Brandon Normal School and she taught school at Wallace and Rookhurst Schools. In July 1943, she enlisted in the RCAF and took her basic training at Rockcliffe, Ontario. She was posted to Gander, Newfoundland and worked as a Plotter. A plotter tracked the flights coming and going from the airbase and observing for any enemy aircraft. In 1945 she was posted to RCAF Station Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Upon her release from the air force, she commenced her nursing training at Winnipeg General Hospital where she graduated in April, 1949. Her nursing career began at Souris, Manitoba, then on to Duncan and Penticton, British Columbia. Eventually, she settled in Toronto where she worked at Wellesley Hospital and finished her career at Princess Margaret Hospital, a cancer research and care center for 19 years. After retirement she remained in Toronto for 10 years and she returned to her home province in 1995, residing in Brandon at Colonial Estates for 5 years and 2000 she moved to Riverheights Terrance where remained until her health deteriorated. During her time in Toronto she would often take her holidays and visit her mother, siblings and their families. She enjoyed her visits to each home and their activities which would include picnics, spending time at the beach and camping together. In her younger years she belonged to a ski club north of Toronto. She traveled to different locations but one she often spoke of was her trip to the Holy Land. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and kept up with current events. She will be greatly missed by her brothers: Lawrence and Arlene Bell and Neil and Mary Bell; her 16 nieces, nephews and their families and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, and her sisters and their husbands: Margaret (2004) and Stanley Greig (1973); Bob Greig (2006) and Isabella (Bella) (2004) and Jack Belcher (2009) and brother, Francis (Frank) Bell (2000). A Celebration of Life, officiated by Arlene Robertson was held in the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, August 11, 2016; interment was at Fairmount Cemetery, prior to the service.
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STANLEY: It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Kenneth on August 14th, 2016 at Fairview Home. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend as well as a caring and generous man who will be greatly missed. Ken was born the youngest of ten children on August 29th, 1923 in the Cornwallis District, making him almost 93 years old. At the age of one, Ken’s parents moved the family to the Roseland District. Ken attended Roseland school until he had to work the dairy and grain farm full time. At that time, they bottled milk and delivered it to Brandon. Ken joined the Army and went through basic training in Prince Albert, SK for four months when the war ended. On May 25th 1955 he married Elsie Templeton. Ken’s parents moved to Brandon so Ken and Elsie lived on the homestead and continued with dairy and grain farming. Times had changed and the milk was then picked up at the farm. They eventually went out of the dairy business but then had beef cattle as well as grain. After time, the cattle were sold but they continued with grain farming. They had three children – Dawna, Debbie and Bryan and eventually two grandchildren – Dallas and Tyler. In 2011, Ken and Elsie moved to Brandon. Ken’s family and farming were the centre of his life. He loved to have gatherings at the farm with his many siblings and their families. There were many Christmas dinners, barbeques, and ball games. He was always willing to help out his neighbours and enjoyed working with his hands and tackled most projects with ease. Ken was one of those guys who knew how to get the job done. He played baseball, hockey and curled and was an active member of a local bowling league and the Snowgoers. Many cold weather adventures were made including snowmobiling to Yorkton, Winnipeg and Minot. In spite of being a home body, Ken enjoyed trips throughout Canada including both coasts as well as California, Texas and Florida. Ken’s health took a turn for the worse in October 2015. Afterward, he was in Brandon Regional Health Centre, Hillcrest Personal Care and Fairview Personal Care Homes where he received excellent care. Ken is survived by his wife Elsie; daughters Dawna (Dennis) Figol, Debbie (Bill Shoup), and son Bryan; grandsons Dallas and Tyler Figol; sisters-in-law Helen Stanley, Sylvia Roberts, Beth (Hubert) Halladay; brother-in-law Jeff (Noreen) Templeton and many nephews and nieces. Ken was predeceased by his parents Fred and Edith (Gerow) Stanley; brothers Harold (Ellen), Gordon (Dorothy), Percy, Clarence and Albert; sisters Luella (Alex) Ramsay, Isabelle (Bob) Ferguson, Irene (Ron) Ward, and Jean (Wally) Ritch. A private graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Monday, August 22, 2016 followed by a come and go reception for family and friends at the Riverview Curling Club. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ken to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit #2, 37-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2.
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STILWELL: On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Agnes McGill Stilwell (nee Aitken), age 90 years, passed away at her residence, Oakview Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 1, 1926, Agnes was one of four children. She graduated high school in Glasgow and enjoyed an adventurous and fun-filled youth. During the war, times were hard with food rationing and nightly air raids that rattled, and on one occasion, shattered their windows. Mom often spoke of running to air raid shelters and spending the nights there, where they would sing and dance to pass the time. One evening a dance was held to entertain Canadian soldiers on leave. She quickly caught the eye of a dashing young Canadian soldier, John "Jack" Stilwell, who swept her off her feet. The romance blossomed and, near the end of the war, the two were wed before Jack returned to the front line. It was the perfect match and a union that would last for more than 67 years. Agnes' gardens were always full of flowers and the house regularly had numerous potted plants that flowered throughout the year. Feeding and watching the birds was a hobby that she kept to the end. A joyful part of her life was music, and she loved to play the little keyboard she had. In particular, she loved her Scottish songs and of course, there was nothing better than the bagpipes! Mom was a quiet person with a huge heart. No one ever passed through her door without being offered "a wee drap a tea" or to stay for lunch. Coming home from school we would be greeted with the smell of fresh baking that mom always had ready, be it bread, pies or cookies. We’re not sure how she found the time, but she always had jars and jars of preserves every year that would keep us going throughout the entire winter. Agnes and Jack built a family cottage at Pelican Lake where the family spent many happy times. Mom and Dad worked hard, but always found time to take the family on a vacation every summer. A kind, gentle, loving mother, Agnes was completely devoted to her family. We are sad that she is gone but honoured that we knew her. While she may be gone from us, we know she is with Jack now, sharing a cup of tea… in a china cup. Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her children: Annie (Werner) and children Heather, Sean, & Stephen; Andrew (Penny) and children Scott & Greg; William (Evelyn) and son Tyler; great grandchildren: Connor, Emma, Hannah, & Ray; brother Tom (Marion) Aitken; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Annie (Mills) and Andrew Aitken, husband John D. (Jack) Stilwell, brothers Andrew and James. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, August 19, 2016 with Rev. Fr. Seán Beahen officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Area Community Foundation, for the Elgin Community, Box 22096 Brandon, MB R7A 6Y9.
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WORSLEY: Frank William “Gump" Worsley, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather, passed peacefully into the arms of God on Monday, August 22, 2016 with his family by his side at the age of 84. Frank was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the eldest of two sons born to Elmer and Florence Worsley on June 23, 1932. He often spoke fondly of his childhood and the times he spent hunting and fishing with his Father. After leaving school, Frank joined the Canadian Armed Forces “Black Watch” on June 24, 1952 and served until June 23, 1955 during which time he was stationed in Germany and Italy. In the summer of 1955, Frank met the love of his life, Barbara Leah Hedger; they were married on November 17, 1955. Frank rejoined the Military “Artillery” on September 9, 1955, serving with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th RCHA retiring on October 12, 1977. During his time with the Artillery, Frank was stationed in Debert, Nova Scotia; Gagetown, New Brunswick; Petawawa, Ontario and Shilo, Manitoba. Some highlights of Frank`s military career would include the years he spent playing hockey for the Artillery; a Peace Keeping tour in the Golan Heights; attending the Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland and being stationed in Germany. After retiring from the Military, Frank and his family moved to Winnipeg and later to British Columbia where he worked for the Federal Public Service in Construction and Engineering and Canada Post until retiring on Salt Spring Island in 1997. After losing his wife of over 50 years, Frank moved to Brandon in 2008 to live with his Daughter and Son-in-Law (Cindy and Erich). He was very active in the Royal Canadian Legion, where he was a Life Member and served on the Executives both on Salt Spring Island and Brandon. Other interests were fly fishing with his Father-in-Law (Tony Hedger) in Nova Scotia, and later in Quebec with his Daughter and Son-in-Law (Corrine and Wayne) where he spent his summers on their farm helping them with haying. He loved to watch a good soccer game on TV or attend a hockey game played by his children, grandchildren or great grandchildren. Frank had a very strong sense of duty to his family, his community and his country. He will always be remembered for his love of life and his infectious laugh and smile. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Leah Worsley (Hedger); Father, Elmer Worsley; Mother, Florence Worsley (Washington) and Brother, Donald Worsley. Frank (Dad, Gampie) will be lovingly remembered by his family Cathy and Jurgen (Chanda and Jenna); Cindy and Erich (Kenneth, Kevin and Alexander); Christine (Mandy, Niki, Daniel and Chantal), Corrine and Wayne (Tara and Laura); Frank and Katherine (Christina, Samantha and Rebecca); Cherie (Bradley and Jessica) and his 19 Great grandchildren. A Celebration of Frank`s Life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon; on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Legion Padre Chris Arthur officiating. Interment will follow in the Veterans Section at the Brandon Cemetery; Urn bearers will be Kenneth Poirier, Kevin Poirier and Daniel Kallen. A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Brandon Branch #3, 560-13th Street East, Brandon, after the graveside service. Donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, or the Royal Canadian Legion #3, 560-13th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7C1.
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McCALLUM: Gloria Catherine McCallum, wife of the late Keith McCallum, mother of Brent, Jodi and Kellie, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the age of 76 years. A Celebration of Gloria’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Donations in memory of Gloria may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Services,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3; the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6; or Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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LOWE: Steve. Peacefully on August 21, aged 91 years. Steve was born in Gilbert Plains, raised in Rivers and later on a farm at Merridale in the Roblin district, and after service in World War II settled in Brandon. For much of his life he worked a skilled trade as a tool and die maker, first at Pioneer Electric and then at Inventronics until his retirement in 1989. In 1954, he married Anne Rodgerson and together they raised four sons. For his family he built a house and a cabin, and for his own interest built sailboats and model steam engines, which he displayed many times at the Estevan Model Engineering show. He had a love of motorcycles that spanned his youth at Merridale until he sold his last bike at the age of 82. Interested in painting and drawing, he was a member of the Brandon Allied Arts Centre, Studio 309 on 10th Street, and was a lifetime member of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, of which he also served on the board. Steve is survived by three sons: Al in Brandon, Brian (Buncha) in Winnipeg, and Mike (Trudy) in Calgary, two grandsons, Connor and Evan; his brother Nat (Dorothy) and sister Lisa, both in Winnipeg. He was predeceased by an infant sister Helen, brother Dave, twin brother Bill, sister Pat, son Terry in 2011 and his wife Anne in 2015. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street in Brandon on Saturday, August 27, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Services,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3, the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5, or the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, #2-710 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. Steve's family would like to thank the staff at the Prairie Mountain Health Authority for their assistance in his declining years, Assiniboine Centre for his care in his last two months, and the Palliative Care Unit in his last days.
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FULTON: Robert (Bob) Fulton of Birtle, MB, beloved husband of Linda Fulton, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 73 years. The funeral service will be held from the Birtle United Church, Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Elaine Dixon officiating. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to Expanding Community Cancer Care, c/o Living Legacy Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1343, Russell, MB R0J 1W0.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
CLEAVER: Brian Harold Cleaver passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the age of 59 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Brian may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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