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HUTCHISON: Bruce Newell Hutchison of Brandon, beloved husband of Della and dear father of Sherry Hutchison (Brian Knight) and Kelly (Jane) Hutchison, passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 62 years. Bruce was born on September 9, 1952 at Ochre River, Manitoba. At the age of eight years old, he moved to Brandon with his family. This is where he met his soulmate, Della. Bruce worked at Western Concrete, where he had a successful career for over 42 years. He enjoyed making gadgets out of anything and tinkering with his truck in his spare time. Bruce’s main passion in life was his love for his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as his work. Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Della, daughter Sherry Hutchison (Brian Knight), son Kelly (Jane) Hutchison, grandchildren Jessica Young (Matthew Blair), Stephanie Young (Ian Barclay), Jayden, Brandon, Ethan Hutchison, great-grandchild Brooklyn Blair, sister Doreen King, his two brothers Gordon (Lorrie) Hutchison and James Hutchison, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Fred and Amy Hutchison. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Fred Kennell, Jessica and Stephanie Young, Jayden, Brandon and Ethan Hutchison will act as Honorary Pallbearers. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family invites you to share your memories of Bruce at the Double Decker Tavern, 943 Rosser Avenue, following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ISABEY: John, 84 years old, beloved husband of the late Donalda Isabey, father of Larry and Bev, died in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, March 20, 2015. Funeral mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. In memory of John donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10, Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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McCAUGHAN: Kathleen "Kay" McCaughan, age 91 years, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Monday, March 9, 2015. Kay was predeceased by her mother and step-father Lillian and Arthur Lahman; sister Marjorie Lahman and brother Hugh Lahman. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Evert Busink officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Kay may be made to Rideau Park Personal Care Home, 525 Victoria Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6S9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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PHILLIPS: It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of John Thomas Phillips know to many as “Jack”. John was born September 5, 1934 at the family farm in the R.M. of Cameron, Manitoba and he was the youngest of seven children born to George Trineer and Lela Maude (Graham) Phillips. John passed away on March 9, 2015 at the Hartney Community Health Centre Hartney, Manitoba at the age of 80 years. John leaves to mourn his loving wife of 33 years Patricia “Pat”, son Patrick (Edna) Phillips and their children Madison and Jessica, daughter Alanna Phillips. Also left to grieve are Pat’s children: Brian Herman (his daughter Zoe), Gary Herman, Cheryl Kovac (her son Nick), Jim Herman and Cathy (Leonard) Lipscomb and their children Devon, Linzey and great granddaughter Olivia. John’s sister Norma (Watson) Roper, his brother Clare “Buster” (Donna) Phillips, his special cousin Keith (Joy) Phillips, sister-in-law Teresa Pidskalny as well as many nieces and nephews. John lived life to the fullest. He was a loyal and committed person in everything he did. He spent all of his professional life working for Manitoba Telephone Systems which took him to many places around Manitoba including The Pas where he would meet his wife (and her 5 children) and then off to Thompson where he would end his career. Upon retiring in 1989 he decided the call of the south was too strong and they moved “home” or as close to it as possible as he always called Lauder home. Pat continued to work and John enjoyed puttering around the yard at their first home in Hartney and of course at the “Lot” where eventually their trailer would be. He would spend many hours riding the lawn mower (even in the neighbour’s yard) and trimming trees (there definitely was a lot of those). John loved to tinker and work on projects and his vast collection of tools (sometimes 2 or 3 of the same kind) reflected this. John enjoyed travelling with his wife Pat or Patty as he called her throughout the years. Even in his failing health he was still able to take a trip to Yellowknife in the summer of 2014 to see his second oldest granddaughter graduate from high school. He was so proud of all his children and grandchildren for all their accomplishments. Family was always very important to him. John was predeceased by his son Bryan Phillips, his parents George and Lela Phillips, brother Gordon (Jigs), brother Harold (Howdie) sister-in-law Margaret (Peggy) Phillips, sister Dorothy (Dot) brother-in-law Elmer Hicks, sister Eva Irene Phillips (in childhood), brother-in-law Orest Pidskalny and mother-in-law Mary Polowy. Funeral service was held at the Faith Community Baptist Church, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, March 16, 2015 following the interment in the Lauder Cemetery, Lauder, Manitoba. In memory of John, donation may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre, the Souris Health Centre c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Faith Community Baptist Church ~ Mission Project. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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STONEMAN: On March 18, 2015 at St Boniface Hospital, Vincent Richard Stoneman “Thunder Cloud” entered the Spirit World at the age of 56 years. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Doreen, his daughters Candace Stoneman, Sara-Jo Disbrowe (Paul), son Carl Stoneman (Geri), step-children Kerry (Mary), Sherry (Sean), Erin (Maury), Owen (Jennifer), Barry (Michelle), 35 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Vince also leaves behind his mother Louise, step-father Pat Berthelette, brothers Brad (Tammy), Will (Christina), sisters Vicki (Sandy), Brenda (Mark), as well as his step-sisters Shannon, Kelsey and step-brother, Patrick. Vince was predeceased by his father David John Stoneman, grandchildren Jo-Anna and Gabriel Disbrowe, mother and father-in-law Alice Malcolm and Joe Garneau, sisters-in-law Lena and Delma-Rose, brother-in-law Clifford, and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Vince was greatly loved and admired by all of his nieces and nephews, as well as his BUNTEP and PENT students. The family wishes to thank the fire keepers, extended family, friends and community for all the kindness and support shown to Vince over the years. A traditional wake will be held at the Kinesota Hall, Kinesota, MB, on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Kinesota Hall on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jona Weitzel officiating. Interment will follow at St. Bede’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada Manitoba Branch, Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1G4.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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HUTCHISON: Bruce Newell Hutchison of Brandon, beloved husband of Della and dear father of Sherry Hutchison (Brian Knight) and Kelly (Jane) Hutchison, passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 62 years. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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HARRIS: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle, Bradley Dean Harris. Brad passed away on Monday, March 16th 2015 at the age of 51 years old.He is survived by his mother Georgina Harris, his siblings Jim, Linda, Ann Marie, Brenda (Marcel), Kathleen (Joe), Richard, Gregory, Vincent, nieces and nephews Jesse, Dustin, Corey, Jennifer, Michael, Rikki Lee, Tashina, Cerina, Reed, brother-in-law Billy Joe Green and extended family. He was predeceased by his father Charles "Buster" Harris who passed in March 1977. Brad's outgoing personality and easy going nature made it easy for him to become friends with almost everyone he met. Brad lived and worked in Calgary for many years as a roofer, following in his fathers footsteps. After Brad became ill with diabetes and was unable to roof, he found a new path in life. He had always liked to draw and this passion had become therapeutic for him. It helped him to cope with the debilitating illness that had hit him hard and fast. He lost his leg to diabetes in October 2013. This was very hard for him to deal with but being a person who was always positive, never down and had a good outlook on life he overcame this hardship. Brad was very active and always kept himself busy with his many art projects. He was very artistically talented and gifted, mastering many mediums of art from painting, carving, making star blankets and jewelry. Brad erected a tipi in Grand Valley where he liked to work on his many projects. At the first signs of spring, Brad would spend his days at the tipi where he was most at peace and where his creative ideas would become a reality. Memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home in Brandon, Manitoba on Monday March 23rd 2015 at 2 o'clock PM. Reception to follow.
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FEE: Vera Kathleen Fee (Muirhead). In the fading hours of March 15th, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Vera surrendered her last breath and entered into rest. She will be remembered with love by her children Daryle (Cynthia) McCaw and Doreen (Vernon) Caithness, by grandchildren Christie (Chris), Tamara (Tony),  Dawna (Michael) and Karen (Rob) and by her great-grandchildren Christopher, Sam, Dylan, Abigael, Colin, Braden and Taylor. Vera was born at the farm of her parents Annie and Richard Muirhead in Ingelow and grew up there with her siblings Charlie, Aileen, Gordon and Gerald. She was a striking young woman who caught the attention of Roy McCaw and they were married in 1943. In 1944 they welcomed their first child Shirley, who died within her first year.  They went on to have two more children, Doreen and Daryle. Roy's work took them from Ingelow, to Ontario, and back to Manitoba, first to Miniota and then to Carberry where they opened a furniture store and raised their family. Vera was an industrious woman who spent few idle moments. In addition to working at the Solo store, and later at their furniture store, Vera was an accomplished gardener, seamstress and knitter and entertained her family many evenings with playing the piano or organ. Roy passed in 1973 but remained forever in her heart. A new chapter of Vera's life opened in 1975 when she married Stan Fee and she welcomed Terry (Barb), Carol-Anne (John) and grandchildren Gary, Jared, Jennifer, Michael and Lindsay to the family.  Initially Stan and Vera lived in Winnipeg, but later retired to Carberry. During this time Vera and her family spend many wonderful days at their cottages at Pelican Lake. Vera was the designated "spotter" while Vernon, Karen and Dawna waterskied, with Captain Snoopy at the wheel while evenings were spent around the campfire. She still loved campfires, and had to be pulled away from the last fire of last summer sometime in the early morning hours. Stan passed in 2007, and Vera once again opened a new chapter. In her later years  Vera and her circle of close friends were often found out on the highways of Westman enjoying restaurants or shopping or enjoying each other's company over coffee. Vera spent much of her life in service to others, and will be remembered for her generosity, her sense of humour and unconditional love. She valued her family, her friends and her health and did not believe in complaining about the trials life brought, but in being thankful and using the blessings that you still had. She has left this world to join those that have passed before, her parents, her siblings Charlie, Aileen, and Gordon, her husbands Roy and Stan and her daughter Shirley. A graveside service for Vera was held on March 19th at the Carberry Cemetery.
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BOYCHUK: John William Boychuk. June 27, 1917 - March 17, 2015. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, John, at the age of 97, with his family at his side. His wife, Pearl, passed away in August 2004. Left to mourn his passing are his children Gerri (Paul), Eugene (Daniel), Brian (Leslie). He is also survived by his granddaughter Andrea and grandson, Jesse. John also leaves behind his brother Morris (Alice), sisters Rose and Martha (Steve), sister-in-law Olga, as well as his extended family Ryan (Marnie, Jasper, Gibson) and Adam. John was predeceased by his brother Harry, sister Lena and brother-in-law, Mike. Dad taught school in St. Martin, Vita and Sandy Lake. He also travelled to schools with The Alcohol and Drug Foundation. Many happy times were spent with mom and dad at the family cottage in Sandy Lake. He loved fishing and just looking at the lake. Mom and dad spent a lot of time at the Sandy Lake Drop in Centre, and established many lifelong friendships. Everyone who knew dad will dearly miss his sparkling eyes and not so subtle sense of humour. For the last five years, John has lived at Holy Family Care Home in Winnipeg, where he was cared for with much compassion. We greatly appreciate the staff’s care and kindness in dad’s final days. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A private burial will be at Sandy Lake Orthodox Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife, Pearl. He often said mom was waiting for him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ROSS: Cortland Clive Ross of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the age of 29 years. Cortland will be lovingly remembered by his father Elwin, stepmom Sheree, sisters Deidre, Phoenix, Wendy, Shereen, Alexis and his brother, Bruce. He was predeceased by his mother, Loretta. Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Traditional services will commence at the hall on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., with the funeral service to start at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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RITCHIE: Kenneth Roy Ritchie passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre, Minnedosa, MB on March 17, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Memorial Lunch will take place on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Minnedosa Legion Club Room, Minnedosa, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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ERNST: Len Ernst of Brandon, MB, beloved husband of Carol VanDeWoestyne, entered into rest on March 17, 2015 at the age of 66 years. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Carberry, MB. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
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SCOTT: Robert “Bob” Scott of Carberry, Manitoba, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Scott, entered into rest on March 15, 2015 at the age of 83 years. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Agnes Anglican Church, Carberry, MB. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or St. Agnes Anglican Church, Carberry. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
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RONEY: William Richard “Bill”. Bill Roney of Wawanesa, MB passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday March 15, 2015 at the age of 94 years. Bill leaves to mourn his passing his wife Ainsley (nee Hamilton) of Wawanesa, MB, sons Ross of Wawanesa, MB, Calvin and Harvey of Spruce Woods, MB and Robert of Cromer, MB, daughter Verna of Spruce Woods, MB, grandchildren Bill , Jaime and Tracey, great grandchildren Dylan, Sydney, Taylor, Katlyn, Tyson and Kali. Also left to mourn Bill’s passing is his sister Marlene Snyder of Dauphin, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was predeceased by his son Dennis in infancy, parents Richard & Mae (nee Foote) Roney, and brothers Clayton, Barry (Connie) and Morley (Jean) Roney, mother & father in Law Mary & Charlie Hamilton and sister-in-law Ora (Glen) Wilson. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church. Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824 18th St #3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
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POWERS: Joan Elsie Powers passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Friday March 13, 2015 at the age of 95 years, with her family at her side. Joan was born to Alan & Marjorie Avery in Austin Mb on January 26, 1920. She moved with her parents & sisters to Nesbitt MB where the family owned & operated the grocery store. It was in Nesbitt where she met Samuel Wilfred Powers. They married on June 12, 1941. Joan & Sam raised their children in Nesbitt & in 1952, took over the grocery store, naming it Powers Sur-Fine Groceteria. The business included a bus depot, gas station & post office. Upon retirement in 1984, Joan & Sam remained in Nesbitt, where Sam died in 1992. Joan eventually moved to Wawanesa Valley Lodge where she lived for many years before becoming a resident of the personal care home. Joan was an exceptional baker & her treats were enjoyed by many over the years. Her beautiful needle point adorns the walls in the homes of her children & grandchildren. Her other interests included knitting, letter writing & tending to the needs of her grandchildren, who she adored. Joan was a deeply caring and thoughtful lady. Joan was predeceased by her husband Sam, great granddaughter Kayla, her dear grandson Orey, her golden boy Alan & her sisters Kaye & Edith. She is survived by her children Sandi Gullett (Bruce), twins Karen Wright (Victor) & Kevin Powers; grandchildren Monica (Kevin), Derek (Suzy), Krista (Shane), Jodi (Craig) & Ryan; great grandchildren Barret, Kylie, Cade, Cannen, Hayden & Jaxon; pampered pooches Spike & Ginger. Joan’s family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the exceptional caring team at the Wawanesa Health Centre who cared for Joan as if she were their mom, and to special friends Tannis Rathwell & Ina Cullen. A private family graveside service will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery on Tuesday March 17, 2015, with Joan’s friend Shirley McBurney officiating. Memorial donations can be made in Joan’s memory to the Wawanesa Palliative Care Unit, Box 309 Wawanesa MB R0K 2G0.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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