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DENBOW: Bertha M. 99 years, beloved wife of the late Reuben Denbow, mother of Gail and the late Dawn, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, June 22, 2015. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Bertha, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
GWYER: Dean Gwyer passed away on June 22, 2015 at his residence at the age of 82 years. Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Minnedosa, MB with interment to follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to Operation Smile or Shining Light Ministries. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
GRABOWSKI: Perry Lee. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our “baby brother” at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. He was 56. Left to celebrate his memory are his daughter Jennifer and loving sisters, Addy Switzer (Dawson), Joyce Brown (Larry), Marcelle Grice, brother Nester Atamanchuk (Ronnie) and several nieces and nephews. His special niece, Carrie Lee Klemmer and husband Russ were there to take care of Perry and his needs when the rest of us couldn’t. Perry’s sister Joyce visited him every day and conveyed our love. Thank you Joyce, Carrie and Russ for being there for Perry. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will follow at a later date.
Things that remind us of Perry:• Big Gulps • Sunflower seeds• “Grease” soundtrack on vinyl• Whitney Houston• “Nike” anything• Edmonton Oilers• Wooden cross necklaces
“I love you to the moon & back Uncle Perry.” ~ Carrie Lee
SMITH: Matt Smith of Foxwarren, Manitoba passed away at the Russell District Health Centre on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the age of 78 years. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Foxwarren Community Chapel. Interment will follow in the Foxwarren Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to Russell Palliative Care, Russell Manitoba or to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
Remembrances and condolences can be e-mailed to braendlebruce@mts.net.
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
HANCOCK; Doreen Alma Hancock (Dedrick). The passing of Doreen Hancock, 84 occurred on Friday, June 19, 2015 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Born in Brandon, Manitoba she was the daughter of Henry and Alma (Hackenschmidt) Dedrick. Predeceased by her husband Richard. She is survived by her children Brian (Joy), Janice (Al), Nancy (Ken) and brother Edward (Brenda). She will be missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held in Yorkton, SK on June 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m at the Yorkton Memorial Centre.
CARKENER: Dwight Lenoard passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the age of 65 years. He was born in Brandon on November 23, 1949 and lived most of his life in the "East End". Dwight attended King George, Earl Haig and BCI. In 1970, he married Faye (nee Neale). Dwight worked for about twenty-five years for Nexen Chemicals before ill health forced him to take L.T.D. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, watching birds, reading and just sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee. Dwight really enjoyed visits from the grandchildren. In later years, we had many small dogs that brought him much love. Dwight was predeceased by his father Bob and his parents-in-law Marion and Ross Neale. He is survived by his wife Faye of forty five years; son Ian (Jody), grandchildren Caitlyn and Warren; daughter Nancy (Erik) Adema, grandchildren Farran and Taven. He is also survived by his mother Lois; brother Jim (Gail) of Vancouver; sister- in-law Ann (Dave) Pickford and sister-in-law Joan (Arnold) Winstone. In accordance with Dwight's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
ZOERB: It is with broken hearts the family of Larry Zoerb announce his passing on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Left to mourn his passing are his loving family: wife Val, daughter Charla Donald, son-in-law Cory and grandson Jordan; brothers Dale (Maureen) of Saskatoon, SK, Mel (Helen) of Newcastle, Washington, as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins. Larry was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on January 6, 1946. He moved to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1969. Following graduation he moved to Brandon where he set up his solo practice of general dentistry. In 2012, Larry moved his practice into the Town Centre Dental Group. He was passionate about his chosen profession continuing to care for his patients until his current illness prevented him from working on March 12, 2015. He was a strong and honest man committed to his values, friends and foremost to his family. Larry's kindness, generosity, selflessness and sense of humour will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed. We will treasure our memories forever. We were fortunate to have had such a powerful example of a truly honourable man in our lives. A Celebration of Larry's Life will take place at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain will officiate. For those who wish, please support a local charity in memory of Larry.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
WRIGHT: The death of Mary Wright, mother of Henry "Hank" (Penny), Victor (Karen), Leonard (Cynthia), Sheila (Douglas) Hutton, David (Diane) Wright and Cynthia, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, June 15, 2015. A private graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Darryl McAuley officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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SALVADOR: Collyne Louise Marie (nee Bandusiak) passed away on Sunday, June 14 at the age of 59 in Winnipeg, MB. Born and raised in Brandon, Collyne spent the majority of her life working in the helping professions supporting individuals with disabilities or working with at-risk youth and adults through correctional services. She will be remembered for her strong work ethic and the compassion she showed towards those she worked with and for. Collyne lived a quiet life and enjoyed life’s simple pleasures – baking, gardening and spending time with people she cared about. She was most proud of her three children and the lives they have built for themselves. She will be lovingly remembered by her partner of 15 years, Rod Neufeld (Winnipeg); sister Shelley Bandusiak (Brandon); and her three children, Bryce (April) of New Jersey, Kristyn Hope (Rob Roberts) of Brandon, and Bryan (Lisa) of Winnipeg. Memories will be shared and live on in her grandchildren Pierson, Hudson and Zoe; her friends and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Irene, and brother Robert. The family extends our sincerest appreciation to all members of the team at the Leukemia/BMT Clinic and the staff on the GD6 floor at Health Sciences Centre. According to Collyne’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Donations in Collyne’s memory can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or Kidsport.
MACK: Debra Ann Lorraine Mack (Hebner). With broken hearts we announce the passing of Deb Mack, 60, on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of William and Alfreda (Jolie) Hebner. Besides her parents, she is survived by her brothers, David (Dianne), Derek (Sara) and sister, Dawn Dugandzic (Andy). She will be sadly missed by her nephews, Darren, Alex, Nikolai, Viktor and grandniece, Isla. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Cruikshanks Funeral Home, Halifax.
HUYS: Theresa "Joy" Huys, beloved wife of the late Slim Huys, died June 18, 2015 at Bren-Del-Win Lodge in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 88. Mass will be held Monday, June 22, at St. Antoninus Catholic Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Deloraine Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held Sunday June 21, 7:30 p.m. at St. Antoninus Catholic Church. Donations in memory of Joy may be made to Bren-Del-Win Lodge or St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba.
Messages of condolence may be made at www. wheatlandfs.comSmith's Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
LOVETT: Stanley J. Lovett, beloved husband of Carole died peacefully on June 18, 2015 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, MB at the age of 81. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, MB at 2:00 p.m. Private Interment will be held at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Stanley may be made to Killarney United Church, or to Services for Seniors; Killarney, MB.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
GORDON: The death of Pearl "Marie" Gordon, age 88 years, beloved mother of Mardal Flynn (Nick Panko), Marilee (Ain) Suurkivi and Randy Gordon (Barbara McCaig) occurred at the Sunnyside Manor, Birtle Health Centre, Birtle, Manitoba on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Marie is survived by her three children, two brothers Doug (Myrna) Graham, Bert (Joyce) Graham, and one sister Ruby (Don) Breakey, ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband (J. D. “Jack” Gordon) and parents, Melvin and Gertrude Graham. Marie enjoyed a lengthy career as a hairdresser and in later years, as a home care aide. She spent many years residing in Birtle before moving to Brandon where she led an active life in Lions Manor. Her final home was in Sunnyside Manor in Birtle. Marie enjoyed membership in Eastern Star, Central and Birtle United Churches, and as a Lioness. She loved curling, golf, and a good game of cards. While in Lions Manor, she was an active volunteer in many of that community’s activities. She was especially known for her unique style of giving whether it be baking, sharing her time, or helping someone in need. The Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance took place at the Birtle United Church on Friday, June 19, 2015 with Linda Clark officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Marie may be made to Sunnyside Manor, Birtle, Manitoba, Box 2000, R0M 0C0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
“The tears in our eyes we can wipe away … the ache in our hearts will always stay.”
FORREST: Courtney “Brooke” Forrest (nee Bjorn son” June 15, 1979 - June 16, 2015. With heavy hearts, but incredibly great memories, the family announces that Brooke passed away at St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care Unit the day after her 36th birthday. Her strength and positive attitude will forever be an inspiration to all of us. Brooke lived her short life to the fullest as a bright, bubbly, energetic, caring person. She was always very competitive, playing softball, soccer, curling, marathon running and golf. You name it, she tried it. She was often the smallest competitor, but was always a leader and a hard working player. There was much adventure in Brooke’s life. She backpacked around Europe, tried skydiving and fortunately survived two total loss car crashes. Having studied at five different schools Shamrock (Winnipeg), River Heights (Brandon), LaSalle, Sanford and U of M (Winnipeg), Brooke made many lasting friendships. She was always a top student, winning many scholastic awards. She started working part-time with Investors Group while in university and continued working full time until she could no longer manage it due to her illness. Brooke met her true love, Marshall Forrest. They soon realized that they had lived a couple blocks apart as children and attended the same school. They married on October 11, 2008. Madeline arrived November 19, 2010 and Sam on December 25, 2012. Their dreams for the future changed dramatically with her cancer diagnosis on December 27, 2012. Her husband and children were her inspiration as she rode the roller coaster highs and lows of cancer treatment. Brooke will be lovingly remembered by husband Marshall, her two darling children Madeline and Sam, parents John and Lorene Bjornson, brother Tyler Bjornson (Pam) and children Bailey and Justin, granddad Arnie Roxton, amma Doreen Bjornson, parents-in-law Gil and Heather Forrest, sister-in-law Angie Kenning (Randy) and children Faith and Ashlyn, papa Walter Riddell. Brooke was predeceased by grammy Pat Roxton, afi Mundie Bjornson and infant son Jack. A celebration of Brooke’s life will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:00 am at The United Church in Meadowood, 1111 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, MB. The family expresses thanks to all the dedicated medical professionals involved in Brooke’s journey. Their loving care, combined with Brooke’s incredible drive to stay alive, extended her time with us. We are ever so grateful for that gift of time. The love, support and prayers Brooke and her family received provided us with strength and courage and lightened our darkest days. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Palliative Care Endowment Fund Foundation, C/O St. Boniface Hospital, C 1026-409 Tache Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 in memory of Brooke Forrest.
Thomson “In the ParK”204-925-1120Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
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