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GREEN: Marion Irene, 81 years, beloved wife of the late Jack Green, mother of Wayne, Brian and Donald passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, October 15, 2015. A memorial reception for family and friends to celebrate Marion’s life will be held at the Souris Legion Clubroom on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Marion, 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
COLLIER: After a long life of 94, Arthur John Collier died on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. A Brandonite through and through, Dad served Canada in the Signals Corp in Normandy and Holland during WWII. Married to Marjorie Sproule in 1947, he called 2240 Rosser home for over 50 years. Predeceased by Marjorie and son Donald, Dad was known to many and leaves the gift of life to daughter Anne, sons Jim and Norman, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Special mention to Rod McLennan for his long friendship. Dad’s friends, acquaintances and family are invited to his memorial service on Saturday, October 17, at 1:00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332 Eighth Street, Brandon, Manitoba. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation (, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2M 2W1.
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SPEERS: Gordon Speers, beloved husband of Marion, dear father to Randy and Michelle, grandfather to Melissa, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The Ceremony to Celebrate Gordon's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Harvey Hurren will officiate. A reception will follow the service. An interment service will be held at Alexander Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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KRETAI: Leslie Kretai of Strathclair passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Leslie was predeceased by his wife Gracia and is survived by his children: Perry, Shawna, Kathy, Lisa and Lesley. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Rae’s FuKRETAI: neral Chapel, Shoal Lake, with the Rev. Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Manitoba Brain Injury Association Inc, 204-825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB., R3A 1M5 or to a charity of their choice.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson in care of the arrangements. 1-204-759-2160.
HASKETT: Lenard, 92 years, beloved husband of Bernice Haskett, father Greg (Madeline) Haskett, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, October 11, 2015. A memorial reception to celebrate Len’s life will be held at the Souris Legion Clubroom on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Len, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
HASKETT: Lenard, 92 years, beloved husband of Bernice Haskett, father Greg (Madeline) Haskett, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, October 11, 2015. A memorial reception to celebrate Len’s life will be held at the Souris Legion Clubroom on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Len, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
PETERS: (Northam) - Mildred Grace “Gay” – July 12, 1924 – September 2, 2015. Gay was born on July 12, 1924 in Rapid City, Manitoba to Thomas and Elizabeth Northam. She attended McBride and Rapid City Schools. Upon completion of school she worked as a telephone operator. On October 17, 1952 she married Wes Peters. Together they farmed and raised their family of four west of Cardale. Gay was very involved with the farm, her family, the community. She played the organ and was in the choir and was a member of both the UCW and Rink Committee. She was very interested in and supportive of the activities of her family and attended all their hockey, baseball, curling, figure skating, Christmas Concerts, 4-H Rallies and Public Speaking, School Plays and Band Concerts events. When not taking care of her family she enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and crocheting as well as crosswords, reading and her beloved cats. After Wes passed away Gay remained on the farm until her health required a move to Boissevain and more recently to the Assiniboine Center in Brandon. Gay was predeceased by her husband Wes, her parents Thomas and Elizabeth Northam, her parents in-law Harry and Eliza Peters, brothers and sister-in-law Kenneth Peters, Donald Peters and Norman and Olive Haslen. She is survived by her children Barb (David) Hicks, Nancy (Garth) Gerrard, Ken (Lylla) Peters, and Sandy Peters (Rob Brotherston), eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, her brother and sister-in-law Donnie and Margie Northam and her brother -in-law and sisters-in-law Art and Shirley Peters and Audrey Peters. A celebration of Gay’s life will be held Saturday October 17, 2015 at the Cardale United Church at 11:00 am with lunch to follow at the Cardale Community Rink. Reverend Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Campbell’s Funeral Home of Hamiota in charge of arrangements.
SCHICK: Hermann W. Schick, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, October 5, 2015, surrounded by his family. Hermann was born on April 10, 1924 in Mannheim, West Germany. Dad and Mom immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1954. Landing in Quebec City, they traveled across the country to Winnipeg, before settling in the smaller community of Brandon. They spent many Sunday afternoons going for drives through the countryside exploring their adopted homeland. Dad learned his carpentry trade from his father in Mannheim. He found employment in his trade working for Steve Magnacca, before going into business on his own. We all have our own memories of helping Dad in his "shop," where we learned to aim for perfection, good quality workmanship, earning your keep and the odd curse word. Dad worked long days so evenings were his down time. He enjoyed watching TV, especially sports and comedy shows.  Over the years he was involved in soccer and curling, and regularly enjoyed playing canasta. In the early years, starting his own business and raising a family did not allow for many luxuries.  Once things became more established, Dad added travel to the family’s educational experiences.  He was always impressed with the vastness and diversity of his chosen country having traveled it from coast to coast. He loved his maps and was the master navigator. In retirement, Dad and Mom’s travel excursions extended into the southern states and numerous return trips to Germany. As much as Hermann loved being an Opa, he didn't take to the name too quickly, claiming it was a title for an old man. And although he may not have been too hands on with young kids, he did like to joke with them and tried to pass on his knowledge of the ways of the world. Dad loved to read which was evident by his book club memberships and personal library. He encouraged reading and the knowledge that was gained from it. He enjoyed the challenge of crosswords and was very articulate in his second language. Dad was a very private, proper, respectful and unassuming man. He expected the same from his family.  A 60+ year parishioner of St. Augustine’s, he left his mark of craftsmanship in the church as well as in its school. Dad spent the last 8 years at Fairview Personal Care Home where he worked his way into the hearts of those who cared for him. Hermann leaves to mourn his children Charles, Helen (Brian) Forsyth, Rosie Thompson and Richard (Kim). Opa will also be missed by his six grandchildren: Brett and Ashley Forsyth, Ryan and Krista Thompson and Noah and Seacret Schick. Predeceased by his parents Karl Schick and Anna Wackershauser, his sister Marta, sisters-in-law Inge Schick and Elise Volk. He also leaves to mourn a brother Ernst, sister Rosemarie (Heinz), in-laws Ida and Ludwig Egenberger, Wilhelm and Rita Hartmann and many nieces and nephews in Germany. Mass of Christian burial took place on October 9, 2015 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Hermann may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care” or to a charity of choice.
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NEWLANDS: Mary Elizabeth Newlands May 7th, 1937 - September 30th, 2015. After a long and tenacious battle with cancer, it is with sadness we announce the passing of Mary (May) Elizabeth Newlands (nee Logan) in Brandon Manitoba on September 30th 2015. May was born in Auchterarder Scotland and immigrated to BC with her beloved husband Joe and two sons, Jim and Alun in 1964. May and Joe lived throughout BC and eventually made their home in Nanaimo before relocating to Manitoba. May is predeceased by Joe in 2004 and leaves behind their two sons, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Special thanks to Mays friends and neighbors in Brandon and the Brandon medical community for their care and support over the years. No service on request. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local CancerCare or research charity.
NOWATZKI: October 1973 - October 2015. Nadine R. Nowatzki passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. She is survived by her husband Brian Theriault, Brian’s extended family, parents Floyd and Royce Nowatzki, sister Janet Nowatzki, brother-in-law Fadi Ennab and niece Yafa Ennabzki, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and finally, very dear friends spread across Canada and the world. Nadine will be cremated and there is no funeral service planned. The family hopes to have small get-togethers with the assorted families and dear friends at a future date.For those who so choose to remember Nadine in a special way, she would like you to consider donating to your own favourite charity.
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McCULLOCH: 1945 - 2015. Brian Russell McCulloch, husband of Lyn McCulloch, passed away in Taber, Alberta on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Following a brief, two week battle with bone cancer, Brian’s fervent request was to pass quietly and to simply be remembered privately by his family and friends.
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Besides his wife Lyn, Brian is survived by their children Cory McCulloch of Calgary, Alberta and Koreen (Randy) Muir of Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Marina Muir, Cassidy Muir and Austin Muir. Brian was born July 2, 1945 in Souris to Hugh and Elva McCulloch, the second of four children. He spent his early years farming and then moved into the fertilizer and chemical business, a career that spanned thirty five years. He began his career with Prairie Gold Seeds in Bunclody and was later employed with Shur-Gro Farm Services in Brandon, eventually expanding his interests into irrigation as well. Following his interest in irrigation, Brian moved his family to Taber, Alberta. Over the years, they made moves to Strathmore, Alberta and Viking, Alberta where he continued in his field of expertise, meeting many people and making numerous friends along the way. In 2000, Brian and Lyn returned to Taber, Alberta to “retire”, which really meant that he liked the climate and could stay busy working when he felt the urge, including hauling potatoes and custom making tarp straps. Brian was never content to be still and was happiest puttering at tarp straps, haggling for the best deal at a garage sale or thumping someone soundly at cards. He avidly followed the progression of Cory’s career as a journeyman heavy duty crane operator, currently in the tar sands of Fort McMurray, Alberta. He was always interested in hearing about the daily happenings on site which Cory shared with him regularly by phone. Although Brian never had the opportunity to pursue further education himself, he always strongly encouraged and supported his grandchildren in furthering their education. Always interested in their daily happenings, Koreen will miss that voice on the other end of the line asking “What’s new at the zoo?” and hearing his reactions range from snorts to chuckles and even howls of laughter at the kids and their antics and misadventures. There truly will be emptiness left with his absence and it will be felt by family and friends alike. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1R8. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
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COLLIER: Arthur John Collier of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Collier and father of Anne, Jim, Norm, and the late Donny Collier, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the age of 94 years. A Service to Celebrate Art’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GOOD: Debra Good passed away September 16, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Debra was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta on December 11, 1959. She was the 2nd of 4 girls for Glen and Betty Fitzpatrick. The family moved to a farm near Dunrea, Manitoba while the girls were still young. Here Debra learned how to run all sorts of farm equipment, but she truly enjoyed doing more domestic projects like cooking and sewing. Debra attended and graduated from Wawanesa Collegiate and went on to further her education at the University of Winnipeg, University of Brandon as well as ACC. She continued to educate herself throughout her life with a variety of classes from accounting to cake decorating to carpentry. While working at E. Bain Jackson & Son of Wawanesa, Debra met Bill the love of her life. Deb and Bill married on March 28, 1987. Together they raised four sons, Barry, Craig, Derek and Glenn on the Good family farm outside Souris, Manitoba. Together Deb and Bill worked hard at making a living and raising their family. They shared a lot of laughs and have a lot of stories to tell. Debra joined the Owens Hospitality Group where she worked for 22 years until the time of her passing. Once the boys were grown and on their own, Deb and Bill spent a lot of time driving the countryside. You never knew when they would be on your doorstep, Deb always had something for you whether it be fresh eggs, baking or a special trinket. Deb and Bill spent a lot of time with their grandchildren and she was so proud of all of them. Debra loved her family and getting everyone together for a festive meal. She was a great cook and you could be assured no one was leaving hungry. Although Debra went through so much this last year, she never complained and never gave up right to the last day. Debra cherished her family and her friends and kept in close contact with them all whether it be a phone call, a thoughtful note or surprise gift. She was very giving and caring. She will be missed. Debra was predeceased by her father Glen Fitzpatrick, father-in-law William Good and mother-in-law Helen Good. Left to mourn Debra is her loving husband of 28 years Bill Good. Sons: Barry (Laura) grandsons Braeden and Josh, Craig, Derek (Stephanie) grandson Cash, Glenn (Kelsey). Her mother Betty Fitzpatrick, sisters Juanita McNish, Glenda (Lyle) Laird and Wendy Fitzpatrick. Sister-in-law Barb (Ken) Falloon. Nieces and nephews: Stacey (Tom) and Chad McNish, Aley and Riley Laird, Lindsay (Jonathan) Filewich and Chris (Denika) Falloon. The funeral service in honour of Debra's life was held September 22, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Debra may be made to the CancerCare of Manitoba or to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund, c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
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