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McLAREN: Gladys Mabel McLaren, beloved wife of the late Harold McLaren, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Gladys is survived by and will be dearly loved and sadly missed by her children: Marlene (Leighton) Kachur, Barb (Ron) Funk, Terry (Al) Deutsch and Bill (Shirley) McLaren; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Gladys’ Life, for family and close friends will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A private, family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to a Charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McTAVISH: Olga McTavish of Strathclair, Manitoba passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Hamiota Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Olga is survived by her son Greg (Joy Douglas) of Victoria, BC, brother Gerald (Sylvia) Moon in England and sister Una (Jack) Hawkins in England. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Strathclair United Church with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Marney Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Westman Dreams For Kids Foundation, 2- 37 11th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of arrangements.
CALVERT: Melvin Argyle Stewart Calvert, March 2, 1928 - July 9, 2016. Melvin Calvert passed away on July 9, 2016 at the age of 88 at the Assiniboine Hospital in Brandon. Mel is survived by his loving wife, Joan, his children Robert (Sharon), Cathy Setter (Greg), Leo (Alice). Grandchildren, Clinton Calvert, Tracy Sutherland (Chris), Curtis Calvert (Wendy), Deanne Shwaluk (Robert), Michelle Setter (Myles Shastko), Michael Calvert (Kelsey), Mark Calvert (Kendall Hanus), Matthew Calvert (Courtney), and ten great- grandchildren, and sister-in-law Edna Stewart. Mel was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ellen Calvert, his two sons, Larry and Ross Calvert, his brothers Art, Ken and Percy Stewart and sisters Dorothy Stewart and Evelyn O’Brien. Melvin grew up in Melbourne district and took over the family farm when he finished school. He married Joan Wright of Sidney on July 14, 1951. Together they raised cattle and grew grain and potatoes. They retired from the farm in 1979 and moved to Brandon where Mel worked seasonally for some years for Mazer Implements. For many years they spent their winters in Palm Springs enjoying the warm weather. Mel was a loving family man and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing games with them and watching their sports. He took great joy in the visits with his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening and fixing anything that needed repair. The funeral took place in Carberry United Church on July 14, 2016 with Gloria Mott officiating. The family would like to thank White’s Funeral Home, Gloria for her words of comfort and the UCW ladies for serving lunch. Many thanks go out to all our family and friends for cards, flowers and messages of sympathy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
KONOWALCHUK: Marie Josephine Eveline Konowalchuk. July 2 1940 - April 10 2016. Marie was born in St Boniface, Manitoba. She passed away gracefully after a short Illness, surrounded by the loving arms of her family. She was one of 10 siblings, and was predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers, husband Steven, and grandson James Dwaine Mathison. Marie, our mom, was an amazing woman. She worked beside her husband in many hotel businesses and was truly the rock of their success. Along with her hard work ethics and dedication, she raised three daughters. She never complained when she had to stop whatever she was doing to help them in any situation. We grew to know her not only as our source of strength, but our inspiration in life. Marie's highlight in life was being with her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an amazing grandma Marie. She loved to bake, cook and loved to share meals and desserts pulling out her favourite china. A Christmas never passed when we did not enjoy her homemade perogies or cabbage rolls. Marie was taken from her family far too soon. Not a day goes by that we are not sharing a story whether in makes us cry or laugh. Marie is sadly and dearly missed by Carol (Doug) Mathison, Kathy (Danny) Ferozedin, Deborah (Johnny) Rogers. Grandchildren Becky (Clarence), Scott (Julie), Michael (Ashleigh), Nicole (Henry) and Justin, as well as eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers and three sisters and their families. Cards and words received upon her death showed that everyone who knew her appreciated her quiet nature and profound kindness. A private family burial will take place on July 30, 2016
Your heart will never leave us, your face we will never forget. A mothers love is cherishedand goes far beyond her final breath.
KOLOSINSKI: With great sadness, we announce the passing of, Lorraine Kolosinski, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. From her birth at Eddystone, MB on August 22, 1931, through her childhood in Larkspur and Eddystone, her years in Alonsa, Portage la Prairie and Brandon, she enriched the lives of family and friends with her unforgettable wit, enthusiasm, laughter, and strength. Lorraine worked along-side Steve and their children creating a home on the family farm in Alonsa, MB until selling it and moving to Portage la Prairie in 1972 where she took much pride and enjoyment in her work at the Campbell Soup plant until her retirement in 1989. Steve and Lorraine then moved to their home on 2nd St. in Brandon, MB. Her zest for life brought unbound enjoyment and laughter to all who knew her. Her many pastimes which she always turned into fun adventures included shopping, card games, dancing, yard sales, camping, road trips, gardening, bingo, baseball, music, flea markets, the cabin at Oak Lake Beach and practical jokes. Left to honour Lorraine’s life and remember her spirit, are her four children: Larry (Jessie) Roulette, David (Lorrie) Roulette, Daniel (Shirley) Roulette and Barbara (Greg) Blackmon; twelve grandchildren: Teresa (Todd) McCartney, Steven (Lisa) Lowdon, Michael (Laura) Roulette, Sean (Christine) Roulette, Leslie (Misty) Roulette, Charles Blackmon, Kevin Roulette, Kelli-Ann (Adam) Moore, Carolyn (Dion) Morray, Breanna Blackmon, Danielle Roulette and Myles Blackmon; twelve treasured great grandchildren; her brother Douglas Thompson and brother-in-law Edward Houle along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Lorraine was predeceased by her devoted husband Steve Kolosinski in 1999; parents Walter and Mary Louise (Dumas) Thompson; two infants; three sisters: Doris Campbell, Verna Lagimodiere and Rita Houle; three brothers: Louis, Henry and Clifford Thompson and daughter-in-law Alice. The love, loyalty and pride she felt for her family will forever encourage them throughout their lives, and her example of facing life head on with laughter, lives on. Lorraine’s children and grandchildren are thankful and so proud to have been part of her life. Memories will be cherished, of the laughter, the strength, the generosity and the independent nature of this wonderful woman. A time of visitation was held at Memories Chapel in Brandon on Sunday, July 10, 2016. A Celebration of Lorraine’s Life took place on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Memories Chapel. Rev. Craig Miller officiated. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery and a time of fellowship at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Ashgrove Blvd, Brandon. Donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2.
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Grandma, you were just a girl, so many years ago.You had your loves and dreams, you watched us come and go.
You watched us make the same mistakes, that you had made before, But that just made you hold us tight, and love us all the more.
We haven’t always thought about the things that you have seen.To us you’ve just been ‘Grandma’, no thought of who you’ve been.
But we remember now in love, your life from start to end,and we’re just glad we knew you, as Grandma, and as Friend.
JAGO: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Thomas Sidney Jago at the Souris Hospital on June 8th with family at his side. Left to treasure his memory his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Ludlam), children Shirley Jago (Terry Elliott), Brenda Empey (Jim), Barbara Elliott (Garth) and Glenn Jago (Leah). Grandchildren Sydney Jago (Colin James), Wyatt, Jurnee and Tate Elliott, Nicole Empey, Selena Empey (Jeff Freiheit) and Sheldon Empey, Ryan Elliott (Alexina Labrecque), Cory Elliott (Heather MacAuley) and great-grandchildren, Kade and Jaylen Butler. He is also survived by brother George (Donna), brother-in-law Jim Ludlam (Isabelle), sisters-in -law, Heather Ludlam and Martha Jago and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Rosina Jago, in-laws Roland and Margaret Ludlam, sisters Ethel Jago and Edith Cranfield, brothers and spouses: Ernie and Bessie, Bill and Joan and Ruth, Jim, Lorne and Marina, Ken and Marj, Cecil and bothers-in -law Keith Cranfield and Keith Ludlam. Sid was born April 30, 1930. He was the ninth child of Jim and Rosina Jago. Sid attended school until grade nine at Stonehill School. He went to Reston for grade 10, 11 and 12 and boarded with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Erlandson. After completing school, Sid worked for Roland S. Ludlam, where he met the love of his life, Dorothy. He also worked at the Reston Creamery and then returned home to farm with his Dad and brothers. On July 18, 1959 Sid married Dorothy Ludlam at the Reston United Church. They settled on the former George Cheyne farm. This union was blessed with four children: Shirley, Brenda, Barbara and Glenn. At one time Sid farmed as many as nine quarters of land with also cattle and pigs. In 1986 they semi-retired. An auction sale was held of machinery, the land was rented or sold and they added more turkeys and chickens to the farm. In 1993 Sid and Dorothy sold their home quarter and moved into Reston. They enjoyed their garden and yard. December 27, 2013 the Jago’s moved into the Alstone Lodge. Sid enjoyed going for walks and visiting with people he met on the street. One of Sid’s passion was music. He taught himself a few chords on the guitar and he soon learnt a new song by just listening to it on the radio. He always said it was a gift from God. Sid shared his musical talents by singing in the Reston United Church Choir, Barbershop Chorus, a local band with good friends John and Clarence, competing in Redvers Festival with his family and also entertaining for farewells and seniors in Reston and Virden. He also had the pleasure of singing at his niece’s wedding. Sports was another favorite past time. In his younger years, he was a goalie for Tilston and played ball with the Reston Grey’s. He also coached hockey with his brother George. Sid was a loyal Blue Jays fan. He rarely missed a game. Another sport he enjoyed was deer and duck hunting. He also had the opportunity of going up north one year for moose hunting. Sid also took great pleasure following the grandchildren’s sporting events and recently he enjoyed watching his great-nephews’ sports. Sid was also community minded volunteering with 4-H Beef Club, Scouts and Reston United Church, UGG and Reston Rink boards. Sid and Dorothy were so pleased to enjoy a few holidays taking them to Las Vegas, the Maritimes and a European and British Heritage tour. This included a long awaited visit with Sid’s cousins in Cornwall, England and Dorothy’s penpal and family in Watford, England. We gained many lasting friendships from these trips. Sid enjoyed family time. He enjoyed having supper and visiting with everyone. There was always a welcome and goodbye kiss or handshake. He also watched from the window to make sure we had gotten safely into our vehicles and gave one last big wave good-bye. Sid’s funeral was held on Monday, June 13, 2016 in Reston United Church conducted by Rev. Harvey Hurren with the Mennonite, Reston, Pipestone and Grand Clairiere choir. Ushers were Gary Watt and Ken Moore. The large attendance showed the high esteem in which Sid was held. He was buried in the family plot in Reston Cemetery. Lunch and a time of visitation was held in the lower hall of the church. Lunch was provided by Brenda Anderson and her helpers.
HEMING: Keith Heming, C.M., Q.C. (1943-2016). With deep sadness, the family of Keith Ian Munro Heming announces his passing at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg after a courageous battle with cancer on July 5, 2016 at 72 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Janet and his children Kimberley, Christopher, Kevin, and step-son Jeff Konwalchuk and their spouses and partners Jason Valen, Annette Heming, and Kim Matyas. He is also survived by granddaughters Jacy, Nicole, Shelby, Mya and Madeline and grandsons Hayden, Cameron and Jacob, his brother Michael F. Blair, his sister Peggy J. Blair and several nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by his Aunt Valda Manning and cousins Debra and Peter in Australia. His father Keith Ronald Heming, his mother Peggy Blair, his step-father James R. Blair, his brother Leigh R. Blair, and his cousin Elizabeth Cox McDonald predeceased him. Keith was born November 2, 1943 in London, England during the Second World War. His father, serving with the Australian Air Force, was killed in action over Germany shortly before Keith’s birth. His mother married Roderick Blair, then serving with the RCAF in 1944, and the family moved to Canada in March 1945. Keith lived in several provinces during his formative years, as his step-father was posted from air base to air base. After working at National Trust for several years, Keith entered University of Manitoba Law School in 1973 as a mature student, supporting his young family while attending classes and graduating with honours. Following graduation and articling, he moved to Killarney, Manitoba where he eventually established his general practice. This was very important to Keith as he yearned to give his family the opportunity to grow roots, something he himself did not have. While in Killarney he was a proud active member of the Kinsmen Club and participated in many community volunteer activities. As well as serving as the President of the Chamber of Commerce, his most notable accomplishment was the establishment of the Killarney Foundation Inc. in 1979. He served as Secretary- Treasurer of the foundation from its inception until his passing. He was also honoured to receive the appointment of Queen’s Counsel in 1989 and was awarded with the Order of Canada for voluntarism in 1999. Keith was also the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. His family pride knows no bounds. In 1997 Keith retired from his legal practice and was appointed Executive Director of The Municipal Board of Manitoba and later to The Board of Revision for the City of Winnipeg. In 2010, he was appointed by the Federal Cabinet to the National Parole Board (now the Parole Board of Canada). He was an active member of this board until the time of his passing. He was also a Board Member of the Community Foundations of Canada for several years. Keith was well known throughout southern Manitoba for his dedication to the Community Foundation movement and his desire to strengthen smaller communities and help make them a “better place to live”. Keith loved to play baseball and continued to curl, play golf and spend time with his family until his illness overtook him. He was very proud of his children’s accomplishments and adored his grandchildren, taking every opportunity to visit with them in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and North Dakota. Keith loved to travel. It was important to visit family whenever he could, including visiting his father’s homeland in Australia to keep a connection with his distant family. He was fiercely proud of his father whom he never met, and made sure he visited him at The Royal Air Force Riechswald Forest War Cemetery in Kleve Germany prior to his passing. Keith was an avid gardener, and it was an honour that he was aware prior to his passing that there was a dedication to build a park named “Keith’s Korner” in Killarney Manitoba for the devotion he had for this community. Killarney was important to Keith, just as he was to Killarney. He was a great man, but more importantly, he was a great father. Funeral services will be held in Killarney Manitoba on Friday, July 22nd, 2016, 1:00 pm at the United Church, 432 Williams Avenue. As it was Keith’s dream to support the Killarney Foundation, for those wishing to extend a memorial offering, please consider honouring him with a donation made out to the scholarship fund established by Keith at The Killarney Foundation Inc, P.O. Box 1180, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
DRAPER: July 13, 2016, Charles Winston Draper, age 72, most recently from Elphinstone, Manitoba, passed away suddenly at Health Science Centre in Winnipeg. Predeceased by his parents Charlie and Olive (Maguire) Draper, ex-wife Dianne Beaudry. Left to mourn are brother Rodney (Shirley) Draper of Louis Creek, BC, sister Sandra (Ron) Nelson of Rimbey, AB, daughter Mellissa Beaudry and grandson Jordan Beaudry, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of Chuck’s life will be held in the Elgin Cemetery at a later date. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
BACH: Nancy Bach of Brandon passed away suddenly on July 8, 2016. Nancy was born on October 17, 1927 in Brandon. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis, her daughter Susan, her son-in-law Danny and her sister-in-law Wilma. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Noreen; grandchildren Chris (Jody), Sean (Jamie) and Vanessa; great grandchildren Cody, Keara and Brooklyn; her brother Bill; her nieces and nephews Richard (Sheila) and Kim (Dave); great nieces and nephews Jennifer (Baron), Courtney (Cliff), Shannon (Jay), Jerilyn and Ashley; great great nieces and nephews Jayden, Peyton, Emily, Emilio, Alexander, Landen and Kaylin. She will also be remembered by her many friends. Nancy enjoyed and lived life to the fullest. Family was the most important thing in her life and she enjoyed every minute she spent with them. She was a social butterfly and loved to stop and chat in Zeller’s, in the grocery store, on the bus, while waiting in line for lotto tickets and just about everywhere else. Her passions included her Toronto Blue Jays, curling, bus trips to the casino and taking care of her family. She always talked about her time working at Eaton’s and all the great lifelong friends she made. She was the youngest 88 year old any of us ever knew and will be greatly missed by all. A private family Graveside Service was held on Thursday, July 14th at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so wish, donations in memory of Nancy may be made to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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McBETH: Margaret Laura "Marg" McBeth was born in Brandon on June 16, 1929 and passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Marg loved her family and truly valued her friends. She was a very active and lifelong member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Brandon. Marg is survived by her three children: Lori (Rod), Kevin (Trish) and David; grandchildren: Jonathan and Chris Mykle, Jennifer Tuvera, and great grandson Benjamin Tuvera. Also surviving are her sister Mary Wieshlow, sister-in -law Nancy Shillington and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents Dave and Mary Johnston; brother Samuel; husband Dick McBeth; sisters-in-law Betty Clements, Phyliss Moorehead and Peggy McBeth, and brothers-in-law Ken Clements, John Moorehead, Bill McBeth and Al Wieshlow. The memorial service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Rev. Dr. Glenn Ball officiated. Interment was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Marg, to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or to The Arthritis Society, Manitoba at 100A-1465 Buffalo Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 1L8.
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McGILL: Dennis Garth McGill passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the age of 63 years. A Celebration of his life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
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PIERCE: With sadness, the family of Eileen Pierce announce her passing on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at her residence, Fairview Home, at the age of 90 years. She was the daughter of May and Cecil Kingsley, and sister to Gordon Kingsley, all of whom predeceased her. She was happily married to Lawrence "Larry" Pierce for fifty years, until he died unexpectedly in 2000, leaving her to mourn his loss. Eileen is survived by her children Gregg Pierce (Christine Forbes) of Beausejour, Manitoba and Helen Pierce (Geoff Reynolds) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. As well, she leaves behind her dearly loved grandchildren, Winona Dickens (Cam), Emilene Pierce (Adam Braun), Jeremy Pierce, Tully Reynolds and Gannon Reynolds. She was great-grandma to Winona and Cam's children, Gryfinn and Calliope Dickens. She is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews whose care and companionship she enjoyed. In particular, cousins Beryl and Bill Everingham brightened her days when her health was in decline. The Ceremony to Celebrate Eileen's Life will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, Brandon, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating. A reception will follow. Eileen will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in a private ceremony at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Eileen may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5A9.
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SCHAWORSKI: Anne Schaworski, November 29, 1928 - June 15, 2016. Anne leaves her children, Donna, David, Randy, Robin, Daphne and their families to celebrate a life well lived. She was predeceased by her parents, John Halowski and Anne Mushey, her husband John, infant son Nestor, brothers Roy, Eugene, John, Alex, Fred and sister Nellie. Survived by siblings, Nick, Ostop, Bob, Nestor, Doris, Lucy, Irene and several nieces and nephews.
When I come to theend of this road,and the sun has set for meI want no rites in agloom filled room,release me, let me go.For this journey homeI must go alone.Remember the love we share,be happy we had so many years.I gave you all the love I had andyou gave me all my happiness.Grieve for a while if you must,then be comforted by the trust,that we are really not apart,I won’t be far away,for life goes on;so if you need me,call and I will come,though you cannot see meor touch me, I’ll be nearand if you listen with your heartyou will hear,all my love around yousoft and clear.And when you must come thisway, I will be there,to greet you andwelcome you home.
THOMSON: Evelyn Muriel (née Patterson), passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the age of 95 years. She was born July 6, 1921 in Brandon. In 1933, the Patterson family moved to Weyburn, SK. Evelyn completed all her schooling and was employed at a jewelry store. In 1937, Don’s cousin, Margaret Milliken, introduced him to Evelyn. Romance followed. The war intervened and Don was overseas for approximately five years. But they kept in touch. On Don’s return, they married in Weyburn, SK on July 24, 1946 and they were blessed with almost 70 years of marriage. Evelyn was very active in the life of First Presbyterian Church. She was a choir member for many years and active in the ladies aid, including time spent as president. But her true happiness was at home caring for her family. Evelyn leaves to mourn her husband Don and two daughters. Eldest daughter Susan, her son Chad (Marlowe) Tucker, Carol (Gary) Hoffman and their children Trevor (Angie) and their new daughter and great-grandchild Ava Monica, Brett (Jess) and new great-grandchild Ethan James. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Ada and John Patterson, brother Ted, sisters Hazel and Lorraine plus several nieces, nephews and their children. The Funeral will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with reception to follow. The family would like to thank the staff at Valleyview Care Centre for the wonderful T.L.C. given to Evelyn and family. Also, a special thanks to minister, Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim and the church family for their kindness. Donations in memory of Evelyn, may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339-12th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4M3 or to a charity of choice.
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