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LOUTTIT: Martha, 99 years, beloved wife of the late Pat Louttit, mother of Ethel, Raymond, Weldon and the late Mervin, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. A graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Elgin Cemetery on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Elgin Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Martha, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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BROTHERSTON: Joyce May (Mason) September 8th, 1931-May 5th, 2015. Joyce was born in Melita, Manitoba. She had four sisters (Gertrude, Yvonne, Donna, and Margaret), and a brother (Cecil). She went to Melita School and spent her younger years working in Melita, Flin Flon, and Whitehorse where she met and married Morley Brotherston who was in the military at the time. They spent many years stationed in numerous locations across Canada and abroad. Joyce belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary in Brandon for a number of years and served as president for a term. She liked to play shuffleboard, bowl, and was interested in ceramics and crafts. She is survived by her husband (Morley), children (Richard, Daniel, and Robert), and four grandchildren (Ty, Taylor, Ashley and Gary). A private family service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held on August 28th at the Brandon Cemetery.
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HRYCIUK: Robert (Bob) Hryciuk was born September 13, 1942 in Regina, SK. He passed away suddenly at the Virden Health Centre, Virden, MB. on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the age of 72. Bob was the only son born to Kay Hryciuk of Winnipeg, MB. He attended Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg. Bob married Elaine Barbara Berthelette on March 26, 1966 and had three children: Bob, Cliff and Trevor. Bob worked for 25 years with Inland Cement in Winnipeg and Delta, BC. After retiring, Bob and Elaine moved to Melita to be closer to their children and grandchildren. In Melita, Bob worked at the Townsend Golf Course and at the Royal Canadian Legion as a bartender for many years. It was at the Legion that Bob met many people who became great friends. He particularly enjoyed dart nights at the Legion. Bob will be sadly missed by his wife Elaine of 49 years; three sons: Bob (Patti), Cliff (Kathy) and Trevor (Lynette); eight grandchildren: Ryan, Jesse, Gage, Sheridan, Mckenzie, Travis, Jason, and Brendan; many sisters and brothers-in-law and numerous cousins. Bob will be greatly missed by longtime childhood friend Bob Stevenson of Calgary, AB. Bob was predeceased by his mother Kay Hryciuk, "Auntie" Bella and "Uncle" Rod Pilon. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. A gathering to celebrate and honor Bob's life will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 at the Royal Canadian Legion Lounge, Melita, MB. All are welcome to attend. Donations in memory of Bob may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street East, Brandon, MB. R7A 2W8. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
To send condolences to the family, please visit:www.redpathfuneralhome.com
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PEPPIN: Edna Peppin of St. Lazare, Manitoba passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 72 years. Edna is survived by her sons: Darcy (Tanis) Peppin of Welwyn, SK, Troy (Jennifer Dram) of Brandon, one grandson Jordan Peppin, brother Lawrence (Georgina) Belhumeur of Birtle, MB and sister Betty MacRury of Toronto, ON. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from the St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church with interment following in the St. Lazare Cemetery. Prayers will be said Wednesday evening from the church at 7:30 p.m.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to bbfs@mymts.netBraendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747
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EYRES: Leslie Gordon Eyres passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, August 24, 2015 with the love of his life, Gwen Gonzalez, by his side. Les was born on July 18, 1950 in Brandon, MB and raised on a family farm. He was predeceased by his grandparents, parents, Robert Gordon Eyres and Jean Helen Eyres, and nephew Robert David Friesen. He leaves behind his sister, Judy Marie Eyres-Friesen, brother-in-law, Pete Friesen, nephews, Jamie Friesen and Wayne Friesen and grandchild Ashley. Leslie had a lifelong interest in cars and trains. He was a very kind and compassionate man befriended by many. The graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ken Watts and Fr. Seán Beahan officiating. Donations in memory of Les may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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CROSSMAN: Francis (Frank) George Crossman, born June 8, 1929, passed away July 11, 2015, with family by his side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB. Frank was the eldest son of George and Mamie (Reekie) Crossman. Frank attended Butterfield Acres School through grade 8, then attended high school in Pierson completing grade 10. Frank also took a welding course, and later on welded for surrounding neighbors. Frank took great pride in learning the farming operations from his father, and eventually, along with brother Glen, took over the family farm. Frank and Glen farmed together for more than 44 years retiring in 1995. Frank was a community man and served on many committees, Pool Elevator Board, Pierson Community Hall Building, Curling Rink and Co-op Implement. On January 31, 1981 Frank married Marion Vendsel and instantly became step father to her 10 children and grandfather to 12 grandchildren. Frank and Marion enjoyed many family gatherings, as the family continued to grow, whether it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, a wedding, birth of a new grandchild, a baptism, or just a weekend get together at the farm or one of the kids places. Frank was very involved in Marion’s children’s lives, and we will all miss him dearly. Frank loved to travel, as geography was his favorite subject in school, and over the years he and Marion travelled to England, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Dominican Republic, Australia, Palm Springs, Southern California, Germany, Hartsburg, Missouri, Calgary, Alberta and enjoyed many cruises. In 2001 they purchased a home in Salton Sea Beach, California, spending winter months there, returning in the spring to the farm at Pierson. Frank’s life was full with family, travelling, sports he enjoyed, fishing, playing cards with neighbors, and enjoying a good pool game at Glen’s. Frank’s life was celebrated July 14, 2015 at the Pierson Community Hall, Pierson, MB, with Rev. Heather Sandilands officiating, music provided by family friend, Sandra Clark, and Pierson United Church Choir. Eulogy prepared by step daughters, read by Rev. Heather Sandilands. Readings were read by grandsons, Michael Zabrodski and Jorden Dixon. Predeceased by his parents, George and Mamie, brother Glen, sister Evelyn Currie, brothers-in-law Hardy Currie and Harry Gibson, son-in-law Duane Munder, grandson-in-law Kelly Thomas, daughter-in-law Sylvia Evanson and grandson Chad Vendsel. Frank leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Marion, of 34 years, 10 step children, Mary Ellen, Barb (Mert), Dave (Bobbi), Betty (Ed), Diane (Wayne), Kristine (Darrell), Larry (Shari), Valerie (Kerry), Joyce (Wayne), Lisa (Clint), 26 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great- grandchildren, sister Margaret Gibson, sister-in-law Lorraine Crossman, 3 nieces and 5 nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Redpath Funeral Home.
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BLACKWELL: Samuel J. Blackwell passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at the age of 89 years in the Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, MB. Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church, Killarney, MB. Interment will follow in the Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Calvary Baptist Church, Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolences may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com Wheatland Funeral Service 204-523-7791
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ANDERSEN: Surrounded by her family, Thelma Andersen (Terry) (nee McFarlin), passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the age of 91 years. A Celebration of Thelma’s Life will be held at the Rapid City United Church on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Thelma may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to a charitable organization of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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GRAHAM: Mildred Irene Graham of Brandon, formerly of Carberry, MB, entered into rest on August 22, 2015 at the age of 88 years. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
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FOXTON: M. Joan Foxton of Hamiota, MB, beloved wife of the late Milford Foxton and late Raymond Foxton, mother of the late Reggie Foxton and late Bryan Foxton, mother in-law of Michelle Foxton, grandmother of Sarah Beth and Emily, companion of Bill Kerr, passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 79 years of age. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 – 18th St. Unit 3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7; the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
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EYRES:  Leslie Gordon Eyres passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, August 24, 2015 with the love of his life, Gwen Gonzalez, by his side. Les was born on July 18, 1950 in Brandon, Manitoba and raised on a family farm. He was predeceased by his grandparents, parents, Robert Gordon Eyres and Jean Helen Eyres, and nephew, Robert David Friesen. He leaves behind his sister, Judy Marie Eyres-Friesen, brother in law, Pete Friesen, nephews, Jamie Friesen and Wayne Friesen, and grandchild, Ashley. Leslie had a lifelong interest in cars and trains. He was a very kind and compassionate man befriended by many. The date and time for the graveside service at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens is pending. Rosewood Memorial Gardens is located roughly 3 km west of Brandon, Manitoba, and 6 km east of Kemnay, Manitoba on Highway 1A West, R7A 5Y2.
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DAVEY: Elise Marie Davey April 10, 1923 - August 20, 2015. Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Elise was born to Polixene and Marcel Davreux and grew up in difficult times on the Manitoba prairies during the Great Depression. She had four siblings, Paul, Marie, Leon, and Palmyre. She left home at the age of 14 to finish school in the convent and also worked for the Gill family where she learned to bake delicious fruit pies for the family and farm hands. Elise continued her education at the Brandon Mental Hospital to become a nurse. She met her husband, Bert, stationed at Shilo CAF, at a nurses dance in 1942 and married soon after. Bert and Elise settled in the seaside town of White Rock, BC and Elise went to work for Bert’s Parents, Charlie and May, in their fish and chip shop on Marine Drive. In White Rock they raised their 4 children, Bob and Eveline of White Rock, Garry and Donna of Gabriola, Carolyn and Ron of Gabriola and Susan who passed in 2004. Elise, also known as Marie, devoted her life to her family and particularly caring for Susan who was born with Down Syndrome in 1957. Susie brought so much joy and unconditional love into her life. They had lots of fun together. Her love and care will be remembered by her children and grandchildren; Sharilyn, Sean, Robbi, Allyson, Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Iain, and 11 great grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her sister Palmyre and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their great appreciation to the loving staff on C1 of the Evergreen Baptist Care Home in White Rock, where Elise lived for her last 7 years and where she was very loved and tenderly cared for. A service will be held at the Gardens of Gethsemani on August 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. 15800 32 Ave., Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.
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BRADLEY: Shirley Bradley of Stoughton, Saskatchewan and formerly of Newdale, Manitoba passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Shirley is survived by her children: Sheila (Dean) Goodman of Rocanville, Saskatchewan; Dwayne (Frances) Bradley of Red Deer, Alberta; brothers: Ron of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Garth (Edith) Smart of Binscarth and sister-in-law, Donna Reid of Russell; 4 granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Newdale United Church, Newdale, Manitoba. Interment will take place in the Basswood Cemetery. Elgin Hall will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160
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BERTRAM: Robert “Bob” Bertram beloved husband of Linda, of Minnedosa, MB passed away at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, MB on August 20, 2015 at the age of 72 years. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or Minnedosa United Church.
Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868
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SMITH: Lois - Passed away peacefully in her sleep, after a brief encounter with cancer, at the Owen Sound Hospital on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Lois Smith of Allenford, ON, in her 75th year. Loving wife of Jim Skubovius. She will be sadly missed by her son Greg (Virginia) Smith, daughters Angela and Lisa Skubovius, granddaughters Madison and Danielle (Curtis), great-grandson Carson, sister Roberta (Edward) Porter and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Evelyn Falloon. A come and go celebration of life will be held at the Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, on Friday, September 4th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Canadian Cancer Society, or a local art group of your choice would very much appreciate a donation in lieu of flowers.
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