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BODIN: Peacefully, Pierre (Pete) Bodin went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Souris Hospital at the age of 86. Pierre was the oldest child of 12. Born August 2, 1928, to Clement and Cecile (nee Cancade) in Grande Clairiere, MB. Pierre was predeceased by his parents, his brother Jacques, and his sister, Marie Marcq. Pierre leaves to mourn his brothers; Paul, George, Jean, Roger, and his sisters; Louise, Jeannine, Therese, Agnes, and Lucie. He also leaves behind many nephews and nieces. Pierre, along with his brothers, took over the family farm in 1960. Bodin Bros were well known for importing Gelbvieh livestocks from Europe. They were recognized across western Canada in Gelbvieh genetics, winning numerous awards. His desire to lead went beyond the responsibilities of his family and were extended to his community. As one example, he served as Counsellor for the R.M. of Cameron from 1960-1973. Although he worked hard and was dedicated to his family and farm, he enjoyed travelling to Costa Rica and spent many enjoyable winters in the sun. He was a caring and thoughtful man and will be missed by his community, his church, and his family. L’amour ne disparait jamais. Il est plus fort que la mort. Nous garderons vos douces souvenirs dans nos coeurs. The funeral mass was held at the St. Jean Roman Catholic Church in Grande Clairiere on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. In memory of Pierre, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Expression of sympathy may be made at
BEECH: Wilfred Harvey Beech passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his wife Pat and daughter Jackie by his side. Wilfred was born October 13, 1936 in Portage La Prairie. He was the youngest of his four siblings by just a few minutes to his twin brother Bert. His family had a small farm just south west of Portage La Prairie. Wilf's childhood was very simple, there was not much money to be had in those times. His father worked at the airport and cleaned up plane debris while his mother worked hard on the farm raising five children that included two sets of twins. After Wilf's education he went to work at a variety of jobs. He met and married his first wife and had two children Kim and Kelly, they lived in the Hartney area. After the separation and divorce Wilf moved back to Brandon where he worked for Cancade as a welder. Wilf soon met Pat through a friend and married and had a daughter Jackie. Wilf continued to work for Cancade for thirty-five years, then went to work for Grant Hall until his full retirement at the age of 65. He spent his retirement going for coffee with his friends and hanging around at the mall. Wilf is survived and well remembered by his wife Pat of thirty-nine years, children Kim (Kevin) Ross, Kelly (Kathy), Jacqueline (James) Jones, grandchildren: Michael, Rhonda, Leigh, Bryanne, Chanda, Kaol, Ryan, Lana, Tessa, Matthew, and Andrew, great-grandchildren: Kane, Abigail, Jackson, William, Dannielle, Cady, Ethan and Autumn. Wilfred is also survived by sisters Joan Defoort, Joyce Brown and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother Baby Beech, parents Walter and Velma, twin brother Bert, sister and brother-in-law Audrey (Earl "Bud") Davies and brother- in-law Albert Defoort. Wilf will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Wilf was never too quick to have loving words or flowery speech. He had a rough exterior and a witty sense of humour, but his family knew it covered a soft, loving heart. The Ceremony to Celebrate Wilf's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, October 23, 2014 with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Donations in memory of Wilf may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 208 - 1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0L5.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WELBOURNE: The family of Dwight Angus Welbourne regret to announce his sudden and untimely passing on October 21, 2014 at Thompson. He is survived by his children Kimberly, Kerwyn (Raylene) & Kent; granddaughters Kaleigh and Holly and twin grandsons Sam and Jack. Also surviving are four sisters Helen Toovey, Norma Owen, Marlene Bialas (Ted), Sandra Mitchell (Jim); five brothers Gordon, Eric (Rea), Bill, Brian and Duncan, as well as several nieces and nephews and members of the Hogarth family. He was predeceased by parents, Minerva in 1999 and James in 1974; brothers Robert in 1952 and Lionel in 1998 and an infant sister in 1942, brothers-in-law Harold Toovey and Harold Owen. Dwight was born on April 21, 1947. He attended Mount Calm School and when it closed he went to school in Newdale. He worked for Manitoba Pool Elevators on construction; farmed for awhile; before working at Inco in Thompson for over 35 years. After retiring he had a wood cutting business. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date.
WILLIAMSON: Edith Mabel McPhail was born on June 30, 1927 in the Delta District south of Belmont. She was the fourth child, a second daughter to William and Laura (Kerr) McPhail. She passed away following a brief illness at Victoria, B.C. on October 10, 2014, at the age of eighty-seven years. Ede took her schooling in Belmont and in 1944, Ede was Dr. Duxbury’s receptionist at Killarney and from there went to Winnipeg to the Grace Hospital where she worked as a Nurses’ Aide. She returned to Belmont, and was employed by Harrison’s Groceteria when it opened. Contrary to her saying that she would never marry a farmer, Ede married Murray Williamson of Belmont and with Murray lived on the farm in the Alma District for sixty years. She was a busy farm wife raising four children and helping Murray in keeping the farm going. She again joined the workforce at Pelican Lake Training Centre and later at Baldur Hospital until she retired in 1992. Ede was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over fifty years, worked hard for the ALS Society, and many other community and social groups. She loved parties – especially birthdays and Red Hat functions. She and Murray spent many hours playing 500, cribbage and whist in many surrounding communities, as well as down at the lake with friends and family. She loved to travel and made many trips to the East and West Coasts, U.S. and overseas as well. Her first love was her family; husband Murray, children Sharon, Vernon (Valerie) and family, Muriel, Blaine (Wendy) and step-daughter Dorothy and family. Grandchildren were very special to her and they include Derek and Don (Melanie) Kate and Ryliegh Schmidt, Andrew (Jennifer), Kayleigh and Addison Boake, Heather (Travis) Teagan, and Bayley Creasy and Trevor Boake. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers John, Roy and Jim and sister Beatrice, Brothers in law Ivan Wanless and Gord Carnahan as well as son-in-law Jack Boake and stepson-in-law Bill Enns. She is survived by sister Jean Wanless, sisters-in-law Beryl McPhail, Marjorie McPhail and Marilyn Kittle as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ede and Murray’s cabin at Strathcona Park was a happy place for many friends and family to gather for countless campfires, parties and lots of visiting for over 50 years. Ede had many interests including gardening, quilting, knitting to name a few. She was never scared to try something new, and usually mastered anything she attempted to do. At age 80 she started painting and created many beautiful pictures for family to treasure. Ede and Murray recently went on a trip to Vancouver Island. Little did we know that this would be Ede’s last trip. They spent a glorious and fun-filled week with Ede’s cousins, Sharon and Derek of Salt Spring Island, as well as many other relatives. The pictures that were taken showed Ede was very relaxed and at ease there and these images will be treasured forever. A celebration of Ede’s life was held at Belmont United Church on October 18, 2014 with Rev. Larry McPhail (Ede’s nephew) presiding. Interment was at the Hillside Cemetery in Belmont. Urnbearer was Don Schmidt. The family would like to convey their most heartfelt thanks for all the support they have received at this time.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
WILSON: John (Jack) Edmund Norris Wilson of Russell, Manitoba passed on  October 16, 2014, at the Russell Hospital, with family by his side.  He left to join the love of his life, Grace.  He is survived by his daughters  Jacquie (Ed) Zimmer, Valerie (Terry) Kearns, and son Jim (Janice).  He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Christopher (Angela), Trevor, Jeffrey,  and Jennifer and 6 great grandchildren, Hannah, Madelyn, Siena, Ava, Carmen and Owen.  He was predeceased by his parents, William and Bertha (Cairns) Wilson, his 5 older sisters, Marjorie, Eileen, Wilma, Elmer, Gwen, and his beloved wife, Grace (Simms). Dad was born on September 25, 1925 in Russell, Manitoba. In 1944 he proudly served on the HMCS Ft. Erie as a radioman. He married his schoolmate Grace Simms in 1947 and they were together until her death in September, 2009.  Dad graduated from law school in 1950 and practiced law with his father, in Russell, until 1964. He took over his father's practice and continued until his retirement in 1989.  Dad was a voracious reader, mostly of local history books, WW1 and WW2 material.  Reading was his passion and he had the most remarkable memory. Dad was devoted to his hometown of Russell and was always proud to serve his community.  He was a sportsman in his youth playing baseball, and a devoted curler and golfer most of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors, friends, music, and a good story.  Dad spent much of his time at the family cottage at Silver Beach and referred to it as heaven on earth. He loved to fish, play horseshoes, explore the countryside, cross country ski, spend time with family and his annual chicken shoot. He often commented that "such are the vicissitudes of life" and I guess this  is your final transition Dad. We would like to express our appreciation to the staff of the Russell PCH for their wonderful care of him the last 6 years. We would also like to thank the many friends and family in Russell who have extended kindness and compassion to Dad over the past few years. We will never forget the many ways you enriched Dad’s life as well as ours. His love for his community never wavered. A celebration of life was held in Russell on October 21, 2014 and his ashes were interred with his wife Grace, at the Russell Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Dow, Peter Haliuk and Jim Hamilton. If friends so desire donations can be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba.
You are loved by many and will be greatly missed Dad.
TUTKALUKE: Surrounded by her family, Jean Betty Tutkaluke passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 77 years. A private family graveside service will be held. Please join the family for a reception at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre (Brockie Donovan Funeral Home), 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GARA: Laura Elaine Gara of Brandon, beloved Mom of Joan, Gene and Irene, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the age of 88 years. In keeping with Laura’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Memorial Reception Service to honour Laura’s life will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre (Brockie Donovan Funeral Home) 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Services,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SMITH: Jack Kirk Smith; beloved husband of the late Peggy Smith; father of Allan (Marlene), Ron, Marilyn (Bill) Hemenway, Sherry Wilson; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 98 years of age. A service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at the Hamiota Community Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home Equipment Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
TUTKALUKE: Surrounded by her family, Jean Betty Tutkaluke passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 77 years. A private family graveside service will be held. Please join the family for a reception at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre (Brockie Donovan Funeral Home), 332-8th Street, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GILL: Florence Thelma Gill of Shoal Lake and formerly of Strathclair passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, at the age of 92 years. Thelma is survived by her daughters: Shirley (Orville) Grills of Minnedosa, and Betty (John) Patterson of Hamiota, sons: John (Donna) Gill of Shoal Lake and David (Norma) Gill of Shoal Lake; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Strathclair United Church. Interment will follow at the Strathclair Municipal Cemetery. Rev. Jamie Bradshaw will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Strathclair United Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of the arrangements (204)759-2160.
LAMONT: Cherri Maria Lamont (Cliffe) of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on October 22, 2014 at the age of 49 years. Cherri was born, June 4, 1965 in Brandon. She attended school in Brandon at King George, till they moved to Ste Rose, when she was 11 years old. She attended school in Ste Rose for one year before moving to Dauphin. In Dauphin, she attended Barker, MacKenzie and DRCSS. Over the years she spent in Dauphin, Cherri made a lot of life-time friends that are still very much an important part of her life. While Cherri lived in Dauphin, she was employed at Stickie's Restaurant. Cherri then moved back to Brandon in 1984, where she found employment at San Francisco Gifts, Hair Today, Vinnie's Salon, Chatter's Salon and A&W. She was also employed at Brandon University, Sweet Temptations and her last place of employment was Tender Cuts Meat. Over the years that she was employed, she made a lot of friends that have been there to the very end. Cherri had also moved back to Brandon to look after her Grandmother, who she lived with. She looked after her grandmother both at home and in the Assiniboine Centre until she passed away. Cherri made daily trips to the Assiniboine, making sure she was comfortable in her last days. In 1989, Cherri met Ron Lamont and they started dating and then living together. In 1992, they were blessed with their first child, Dallas. Cherri and Ron were married on Dallas's first birthday. They were then blessed with their second son, Dustyn in 1996. As the boys grew up and were involved in sports, it was a family affair. Both Cherri and Ron were coaches with the boys as they played baseball. Then when the boys got involved in football, Cherri was an important part of the fund raising, looking after the canteens, organizing other fund raisers, like socials and such. This all helping the boys and their friends develop in the sport they loved. She assisted in the WMYF being able to send teams to Thunder Bay and teams playing in the Winnipeg League. When the boys moved up to High School Football, so did Cherri. She helped run the canteen at both Crocus Plains, where Dallas attended, and Neelin, where Dustyn attended. She followed the boys to games all over, supporting them and their many team-mates. Many of them referred to her as “Mom” or “Momma Bear.” She was very protective of her cubs, and as such, she gained the respect of many, old and young ones, that have been friends for years. She was a great part of the WMYF, Crocus Plains and Neelin Football families. Cherri is survived by her husband Ron, her two sons Dallas and Dustyn, and grandson Malakai. She is also survived by her sister Canda Chafe, her husband Geoff and their two children Mitchell and Brookelyn. She has one surviving Uncle, George Peary and his wife Sylvia and one surviving Aunt, Joyce Brown and many cousins. Cherri was predeceased by her parents Victoria Yakemishin and step father William, her Aunt and Uncle Charles and Ethel Hean and her Uncle Stan Brown. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery (West side of 18th Street) on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Mike Waddell officiating. A come and go Celebration of Life will follow at the Brandon Shrine Club, 1110 McTavish Avenue East from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm.
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YOUNG: Ken Young, beloved husband of Addie and loving father of Kathy and Dorothy, of Virden, Manitoba, passed away at Virden Health Centre on Saturday; October 25, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church – Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday; October 29th with Reverend M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Inurnment will be in the Virden Cemetery Columbarium. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Virden and District Health Auxiliary or the charity of your choice in memory of Ken.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
THOMAS: It is with deep sadness, but heartfelt appreciation for a life lived with warmth and kindness, grace and dignity, that the family of Margaret Thomas announces her peaceful passing the evening of October 24, 2014, in Winnipeg. Service will be held on October 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Carberry, with interment to take place at Carberry Plains Cemetery. Fellowship and refreshments will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 23 Main Street, Carberry. As well, a celebration of Life for Marg and Arnie (who predeceased her in September 2014) will be held Thursday, October 30th at the Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood, Winnipeg, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. White's Funeral Home, Neepawa, in charge of arrangements (204-476-2848).
NICOL: Margery Ruth Nicol of Brandon, beloved wife of John Nicol, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the age of 76 years. A Celebration of Margery’s life will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. A time of celebration and refreshments will follow. Donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RADFORD: Eric Bruce Radford, October 14, 1945-October 24, 2014. Eric passed away peacefully on October 24, 2014 at the age of 69. Eric was a gentle and kind-hearted man. He will be greatly missed by all family and friends, he will never be forgotten and will always be loved. Left to cherish Eric’s memory are his mother Elizabeth (Betty), friend Carol, daughters: Cindy (Kevin) and granddaughter Kasmir; Sherri (Jeff) and grandson Liam; Jennifer (Slav) and granddaughters, Gabriella and Kyra; sisters: Gail Radford-Ross, Norma (Bill) Edwards, and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his daughter’s mother, Doreen Radford (Siskewich). He was predeceased by his father, Bruce in 2006. Eric was born in Gladstone, Manitoba and lived in various towns and cities in Manitoba throughout his life, finally settling in Winnipeg. Eric worked most of his life with the Manitoba Highways Department and retired in 2006. He loved his job and made many friends while working there. He was happiest spending his leisure time in the great outdoors hunting, fishing and socializing with his friends Doc, Spud and their families. Eric excelled at carpentry and was always available to help out his friends and family with their renovation projects. We would like to thank Doctor Thomas Jacob and all the tremendous staff at the Health Sciences Center for their care of our dad. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, October 30, at 1:00 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home, 1800 Day Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eric’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba.
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