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CLOUD: It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved son, Curtis Neal Cloud. After a lengthy illness he succumbed to the disease of cancer. He died at Waywayseecappo on March 30, 2016. “On the wings of an eagle you soared to freedom son and landed safely in the arms of Jesus.” Curtis was born just after midnight on March 17th, 1965, to Gale F. Cloud of Waywayseecappo. He weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and quickly grew into a healthy boy. Curtis spent some of his childhood with his grandparents late George and Isabel Cloud. He was especially fond of his grandpa. Curtis enjoyed spending time with his friends in Red Deer, Alberta and it was there that he chose to complete high school. He later attended college in Calgary (S.A.I.T) and Edmonton (N.A.I.T) where he completed his studies in applied environmental sciences. Curtis worked in the oil/gas industry in Alberta and later moved to Manitoba where he worked for Hazco Industries and later became self-employed. Curtis had an excellent work ethic and a great personality. We send our sincere condolences to Curtis’s adult sons Nigel S. in Alberta, and Brayden S. of Montana, USA. They could not be present at his funeral service in Waywayseecappo on April 4, 2016. Heartfelt thanks to all the helpers who gave so freely of their time in preparation for the celebration of our son’s life. Thank you as well to the staff at Rossburn Personal Care Home who gave him love and support.
Curtis,Thanks for the years you gave us And for the precious times we shared, We only pray when you left usYou knew how much we cared. God saw you getting tiredWhen a cure was not to be, He put His arms around youAnd said, “Come unto Me.” Forever in our memories and hearts
Mom Fran & Dad Kingsley, Sisters Lisa G. & Terry K. Brothers Harvey C. & Jason K.
BULLEE: Henry Bullee passed away with family by his side on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. A Celebration of Henry’s life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Henry may be made to a Charity of choice.
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ALLUM: On Friday, March 25, 2016, Marion "Lorraine" Allum (nee Bullard), age 74 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born July 28, 1941 in Cartwright, Manitoba, Lorraine attended Belmont and Neelin schools. She married Harry Thomas Allum on November 24, 1962 at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Oak Lake, Manitoba. They moved to the Brandon Hills where Lorraine worked with the Wilkeson's farming. When a job opportunity arose with Cumming's Construction, Lorraine moved to Brandon. Over the years she worked various jobs including Barney's (hotel), baker at the mug and muffin, and the Crockery. A longtime member of "Primetime" at Fairview Home, Lorraine enjoyed gardening/ house plants, fresh baked bread, dainties, and playing cards. Remaining to cherish Lorraine's memory are her children: Jeannette (Harvey) Giesbrecht, James, Donna (Ken Chisamore), Randy, Ronald; grandchildren Amy, Derek, Brent, Megan, Rick, Nikki, Ashley, Catherine; great-granddaughter Ali. She also leaves in-laws, Cecil and Mavis Allum and family, George Allum, Kay Allum, Stella Allum and Clara English as well as nieces and nephews. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Harry, parents Henry and Mabel Bullard; siblings Hugh, Irene and Jim; in-laws, Charlie and Fred Allum, Bill (Christine) Allum, Harvey (June) Allum, Albert "Bert" Allum, Henry Allum, Hazel (Wallace) Glawson, Laura (Ernie) Grimley, Florence (Les) Speers, Gladys (Wally) Broughton, Emerson English, Thomas (Florence) Allum, Doreen and Gaston Plaiser. The funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Richard Wittmeier of the Christian Life Centre officiated. Interment was at the Brandon Cemetery with a reception following at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or a charity of choice.
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MORRISON: Peacefully, with his family by his side, Terry John Morrison, age 64 years, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born March 5, 1952, in Brandon, he was the only child of Thena (Bennett) and William Morrison. From the age of 2, he was raised in the North Hill area of Brandon, and continued to reside in the family home until his death. Terry began working at the BRHC (Brandon General Hospital) in his late teens. He first worked in the kitchen, then housekeeping, and lastly, the incinerator room. He took early retirement in 2012 when his health prevented him from performing the duties of his job to the high standards he set for himself. Terry met the love of his life, Joanie, in 1980. They were married on May 18, 1985. With this union, came a son, Harry, and a daughter, Terrie, whom he loved and embraced fully and completely as his own. Terry had a great love of animals, especially dogs. Over the course of his lifetime he owned three special dogs; Blue, Willie and Bennett. To him, they were a member of his family. Some of Terry’s favorite times were spent with family, whether it was a special occasion, or “just because”. He loved to cook, and he always put others before himself. His pastimes included fishing, and playing crib with his friends; as well as taking short trips in the summer with Joan and their dog, to relax and get away. Terry was a humble man, with a sweet and tender heart. Everyone who knew him felt blessed to be part of his life. You were always welcomed with open arms, and a glass of whiskey. He would give you the shirt off his back if he felt you needed it. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Terry leaves to mourn his passing – his beloved wife of 30 years, Joan; his two children: Harry (Leanne) Keen and Terrie Stelmack (special friend Edwin Medl); his seven grandchildren: Taylor (Ryan), Cody, Jadelyn (Kyle), Brett (Carleigh), Joel, Maegan, and Mylie; and his two great-grandchildren: Kynslee and Damien. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Mary Winfield; brothers-in-law: Garry (Linda) and Roland (Elaine); sisters-in-law: Judy (Ken) and Marilyn (Ken); numerous nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Thena (Bennett) Morrison, and his father, William Morrison, both in 1992 (6 months apart); his father-in-law, Daniel Winfield in 1996; and his great-grandson, Aiden Packham in 2013. The family would like to invite you to join them in celebrating Terry’s life with a Come and Go Reception, at his family home, 433 Ross Avenue, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. Donations in memory of Terry may be made to The Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th St. E., Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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SMITH: It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth (Betty) Smith, loved wife of Murray, with her husband and sister-in-law Geri Wilson at her bedside in Vernon, BC on February 4, 2016, after a three year battle with cancer. Left to cherish Betty’s memory are her husband Murray, two sons and their wives, Henry and Michelle, Ken and Carla, and two grandsons Brennan and Bryce. Also with fond memories are her Manitoba in-laws, sister-in-law Geri Wilson, nephews and niece, Garett and Brett Wilson, and Janessa Champagne (Maisie and Lachlan). She was predeceased by her parents-in-law, Lyman and Elizabeth Smith and brother-in-law Gerry Wilson. She is also survived by brothers and sisters in Alberta and BC. A Celebration of life is to be held for Betty on April 23, 2016 at Parker Cove, BC. Condolences were received and very much appreciated by Murray C. Smith, 236 Parker Cove, Vernon, BC, V1H 2A1.
SMITH: Richard Smith, age 94 years, beloved father to William, Helen, Richard Jr. and David, passed away peacefully at his residence, Fairview Home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Complete obituary information and announcement of service details will follow at a later date.
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THOMPSON: Muriel Gould (née Lawrence) born on February 28, 1918 passed away to be with the Lord on April 3, 2016 at the age of 98. Muriel is survived by her two children: Lorraine Melson and Janet (Barry) Mills; grandchildren Angela (Cory) Smith, Greg (Jody) Melson, Kimberly (Dean) Penner, Cathy (Ken) Leinweber. Muriel is also survived by great grandchildren Amanda (Dustin), Ashley (Curtis), Alyssa, Kyle, Amy, Alison, Kaylee, Emily, Carter, and one great great granddaughter, Aimsley. Also left to mourn are sisters Gwen Ainsworth and Ruth Edwards; numerous nieces and nephews and families. Muriel was predeceased by husband Jack, parents George and Ethel Lawrence, brother Spencer Lawrence and son- in-law Neil Melson. A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at College Heights Baptist Church, Prince George, B.C. A Graveside Service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. A reception will follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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WEIR: Hazel (nee Angus) passed away peacefully, with her daughters by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Hazel will be lovingly remembered by daughters Maxine (Bill) Lawless, Patricia (Dieter) Pomietlarz; four grandchildren: David (Barbara), Kerri (J.C.), Cheryl (Greg), Darryl (Anita); seven great-grandchildren: Courtney, Cole, Sydney, Erin, Ashley, Matthew Douglas and Paige – they were so loved. Hazel was predeceased by her husband John Douglas, her parents, her two sisters and five brothers. She was the last of her dad’s generation in the family. The family would like to give special thanks to their Mother’s good friend and caregiver, Penny Sleshinski. In keeping with Hazel’s wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no formal service. Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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WHETTER: Ralph Jacob Clinton Whetter died in Brandon on March 17, 2016 in his 97th year. He lived a rich life and was granted a good death. Clint was born on June 20, 1919, on the farm NE 2-5-23, Dand, Manitoba. He was the fourth son born to Jacob Clinton Whetter and Annie Alberta Hodgson. Clint attended Dand School and had the fortune to attend University of Manitoba enrolling in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Clint fell in love with Dorothy Lorene Keeler of Lauder. Their courtship continued while they were in Winnipeg, Dad at University and Mom attending Bible College and pursuing a degree in piano. Life was interrupted by WW11. Clint enlisted for service in the RCAF in 1942. His crew, 425 Alouette Squadron, was then selected to join Pathfinder 405 Squadron. In total, they performed 60 operations. He and his crew were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Clint and Dorothy were married on August 1, 1945 in Lauder and together they built their homestead at Dand SE 35-4-23. Clint Whetter had two passions in life – Conservation and 4H. He was never a big landowner but his methods were on the leading edge of agriculture. He recognized the need for soil conservation and the need to change farming practices. To this end, The Turtle Mountain Conservation District was formed in 1973, with Clint as a founding board member. Clint served as Chairman of the Manitoba Conservation Districts Association for 10 years. Public recognition of Clint’s activities came with his induction into the Canadian Conservation Hall of Fame in 1992 and to The Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2009. Clint re-started the 4H program in 1948 and continued in a leadership role in the Dand 4H Club for over 50 years. He loved working with the youth and took pride in teaching them life skills. Beef, public speaking, photography, and conservation were his salient projects. For his long-standing efforts in 4H Clint was recognized by the Canadian 4-H Council in 2002 as a Lifetime Honorary Member. That year he also received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for exemplary community involvement over the past fifty years. Peaceful times were spent canoeing down the Souris River, hikes in the Hartney Sandhills, and walking the pasture along Chain Lakes. While most of his waking hours were spent working, Clint was a dedicated family man. Mealtimes, Sundays, summer vacation, and many farming activities were planned as family time. Clint was predeceased by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Reg, Jack, and Bill and all of his Air Force crew. Clint is survived by his four children, Dale (Dorothy) Whetter, Glen (Erma) Whetter, Ellen (Robert) Stevenson, and Bernie Whetter, nine grandchildren, Katherine (Colin) Skibitzky, Michael (Kendra) Whetter, Orlando (Geraldine) Whetter, Corrie (Jaco) Van der Westhuizen, Laura (Joshua) Van Mulligan, Sidney Stevenson, Eva Stevenson, Sarah (Ryan) Boyd, and Ted Whetter, and twelve great-grandchildren. Our family is thankful to many good people of Dand, Lauder, Hartney, Deloraine, Goodlands, Waskada, Boissevain, and Brandon and to all the youth who gave Mom and Dad so much pleasure through their work in music and 4H. Thank you to the medical staff and Home Care Services in Deloraine, Boissevain and Brandon for their health care. A celebration was held in honor of Clint in Hartney on March 22, 2016 with services provided by Smith Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Canadian Food Grains Bank.
WILLIAMSON:Arthur Murray Williamson was born on August 14, 1922 to Arthur & Florence on the farm south-east of Belmont. He attended Alma School until Grade 8 and then stayed on the farm working with his dad and extended family. He started farming on his own in 1946. On Dec. 9, 1947 he married Edith McPhail from the Delta District. Murray & Ede remained on the farm until 2007. They had four children; Sharon, Vernon, Muriel and Blaine. In 2000, Murray was united with his eldest daughter, Dorothy. In 2007, Murray and Ede left the farm & moved into Killarney and remained there until October 2014. When Ede died, Murray then went and lived with Muriel on her farm near Nesbitt. In July 2015, he moved into the Wawanesa Health Centre where he remained till his passing. He is survived by his sister Pearl Carnahan, his five children Dorothy, Sharon, Vernon (Valerie), Muriel, Blaine (Wendy); also nine grandchildren, Derek, Don, Andrew, Heather, Trevor, Wendy, Bonnie, Tammy and Clinton and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Florence, his wife, Ede, sons-in-law Jack Boake and Bill Enns and brother-in-law Gord Carnahan. Murray passed away peacefully with family at his side on Sunday March 27, 2016 at the age of 93 years. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He farmed all his life, seeing all the changes through the years; remained humble with a quiet nature and gentle manner. A Celebration of Murray’s Life was held in the Knox United Church, Belmont, Saturday April 2, 2016 with Beth Clark officiating. His grandson Derek Schmidt was urn bearer with interment at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Murray’s memory to the Wawanesa PCH Activities Program, c/o Joyce MacGregor, Wawanesa, MB, R0K 2G0 or to the Belmont Museum, c/o Terry Sykes, Belmont, MB, R0K 0C0 to a charity of one’s choice. We, the family, would like to convey sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone for their love and support at this time.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
KEELER: With family by his side, Robert William Wayne Keeler passed away peacefully at the Carberry Health Centre on March 25, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rob was born January 26, 1980 in Brandon, MB to Wayne and Audrey Keeler. He grew up in Hartney, MB and attended school there. During his childhood, Rob enjoyed spending time with lots of friends and his younger brother, Bryan playing different sports such as hockey, wrestling, baseball and golf. Rob loved sports and was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He enjoyed all types of music, reading biographies and had many favourite television shows. He was a very kind and compassionate man who wore his heart on his sleeve and who loved and cared deeply for his family and friends. He graduated high school in 1998 and from there, moved to Brandon, MB and attended University to pursue his Education degree. While attending University, Rob made some very good friends and had so many great memories with all of them. Once he received his Bachelor of Education degree in 2005, he spent a few years working term positions and substitute teaching at several schools around Brandon until he landed a teaching job at Riverbend Colony School (Southeast of Carberry, MB) in 2008 and was there for about 7 years. In April 2009, Rob met the love of his life, Becky and they were married on July 30, 2011. They bought a house in Carberry, MB in 2011 so Rob could be closer to his teaching job. In March 2015, after a few months of suffering from stomach and back pain, Rob was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. During the past year, Rob stayed positive despite everything and he fought hard but his illness proved to be too much of an obstacle to overcome. Rob was predeceased by grandparents Ken (1975) and Marjorie (2015) Keeler and Ruggles and Rosa Brown (1984). He is survived by his wife Becky (Smith), his parents Wayne and Audrey (Brown) Keeler, his brother Bryan (Yasemin), his niece Mya and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Rob’s life was held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Centennial Centre in Hartney, MB with Reverend Doug Craig officiating. Private interment was held in the Lauder Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. If you so wish, in memory of Rob, donations may be made to: Hartney Golf Course, Box 271, Hartney, MB R0M 0X0; CancerCare Manitoba Foundation INC., 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 9Z9; or to the Lauder Cemetery Fund, Box 66, Lauder, Manitoba, R0M 1C0.
GAYWISH: Daniel Raymond Gaywish of Rolling River First Nation passed away on April 5, 2016 in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 33 years. A wake will begin on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Southquill Hall, Rolling River First Nation. Traditional Feast will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with service to follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Southquill Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of MB. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements, (204) 867-3868.
FINNIGAN: Judith Finnigan passed away on April 6, 2016. Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Life for Judith at Bethel Christian Assembly on Wednesday, April 20th, at 1:00 p.m. Full obituary will follow. Donations in memory of Judith may be made to Teen Challenge, c/o Bethel.
KING: Catherine Joyce King (nee: McAuley) passed away at Valley View Care Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, on Friday, April 01, 2016 at the age of 86. The funeral will be held Saturday, April 9th at 2:30 pm in the Hartney Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba. Joyce was born in Shoal Lake on May 11th, 1929, the only daughter of Eric and Flossie McAuley (nee: Lind). She and her three brothers grew up on the farm near McAuley, Manitoba, surrounded by the love of a huge extended McAuley family. Teachers were in short supply after WWII and at 17 years of age, Joyce tried her hand teaching in a small school near McAuley. This was not her forte, so she worked briefly in a woolen mill in Ontario before coming back to Manitoba. Joyce decided to become a telephone operator and in 1949 she began working in Minto. It was there that she met a young farmer by the name of Jim King. They were married in 1951 and he remained the love of her life for the next 65 years. Jim and Joyce farmed the home farm in the Croll/Elgin District until 1983 when they retired to Hartney. Joyce loved community work and she contributed many hours to every community she lived in. Joyce’s passions were music and singing, but her mainstay in life was her faith in God. She lived her life loving her family and friends, and doing kind deeds for others. We love her and are proud to call her our wife, mother and grandmother. Joyce is survived by her loving husband, Jim, her two children, Kathie and Fred (Sandra) and her two precious grandsons, Sanfred and Wheaton (Carlie), her brothers Allison (Trudy) and Walter (Dianne), brother-in-law Charlie (Doreen) and sister-in-law Margaret Flintoff, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Eric and Flossie McAuley, her brother and sister-in-law, Lind and Ethel McAuley, her mother-in-law and father- in-law, Alfred and Mary King, brothers and sisters- in-law, Vera and Roy Young, Gladys Taylor, George and Marjorie King, Mary and Oly McCosh and George Flintoff. We would like to thank the staff at Valley View Care Centre for their excellent, loving care of Joyce, Dr. D. Caplan who truly understands the elderly, and special thanks to Jim’s niece, Isabelle Popple, who faithfully visited every Monday afternoon and took Joyce and Jim on a marvelous journey of remembering their youth, laughing at the many antics/happenings, and testing their memory on the history of an era. In Joyce’s memory, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society or the Alzheimer Society.
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