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WILL: Charles MacDonald (Chick) passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Souris Personal Care Home. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Alys. He will also be missed by his grandson Gordon Peacock, as well as many nieces and nephews: Lloyd (Gail) Will, Heather (Ken) Klassen, Kevin (Norma) Will, Dianna Fraser and Bradley (Cathy) Will and their families. He is also survived by his sisters Bessie Sedor of Calgary, Martha Rookes of Boissevain and their families, as well as sister-in-law Marjorie and niece Leona and her family. Chick was predeceased by his parents Charles and Jane Anne. Sons Gary and Gordon and his brothers Earl, Reg and Doug. Chick grew up and went to Mossgiel School to grade 8, when the family moved to Elkhorn. He went into Grade 9 but had to quit to help his Dad out on the farm. He worked for George Bartley in the General Store and then for Ken Lidster, where he learned to be a butcher. After a short time in the army, he worked for Eaton’s in Winnipeg in the shoe and grocery departments. He then moved to Victoria, BC, where he met his future wife, Alys (Sammy) Sampson. They spent 12 years in Victoria before moving to Kamloops. They spent 27 years there before moving to Carroll in 1992. Chick was a charter member of Vic-Van Isle Kinsmen in Victoria and he joined the Masonic Order. After moving to Kamloops, he became President and Past President of the Kamloops K-40 club. He eventually became Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 10 and Past President of the Kamloops Shrine Club No. 6. He was involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Kamloops Rotary Club. He spent 16 years being Chapter Dad and advisor of the Kamloops Order of Demolay. He was also a member of the Supreme Council. Chick loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle but sold it when he retired in Carroll. Chick joined the Royal Canadian Legion #60 in Souris. He enjoyed curling and golfing until his health deteriorated. He also loved being a Good Sam member with the Prairie Oasis Good Sams. He spent several winters in Arizona once Christmas was over. A Memorial Service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, MB on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Don Sellsted officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chick may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home, Box 10, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0 or to a charity of choice.
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SMITH: (nee Preston), Agnes Ellen, June 2, 1921 – January 14, 2015. Agnes (Mom & Grandmother) passed away peacefully in her sleep, during the night of January 14, 2015 in Fairview Home in Brandon. Agnes was born June 2, 1921 at Kelso, Saskatchewan. She was the middle child of Alfred and Kate Preston. She had six siblings, four brothers and two sisters. Her father, Alfred was born in Newbold on Avon in England and came to Canada as a Bernardo Boy. Her mother, Kate Mary (nee Hiscock) was born in the village of Henstridge in Somerset, England and grew up in Canada on a homestead north of Rossburn, adjacent to the Riding Mountain Park boundary, which Mom called her “Magic Place”. Alfred, Kate and their family lived on two different farms East of Kelso, Saskatchewan. Agnes completed her Grade XII high school in Kelso and attended Normal School in Regina for her Teaching Certificate. She taught in country schools and Moosomin, from 1940 to 1949. She spoke proudly and fondly of her teaching in Saskatchewan, of her good evaluation by the Superintendent; she kept in touch with some of her students throughout her life. Agnes married Albert Smith on June 2, 1949. Albert worked for the CPR as a station agent. They started married life in Storthoaks, Saskatchewan. Bert bid on an opening in the Elkhorn CPR station, and the family moved to Elkhorn in January of 1961. They were divorced in 1972. Agnes was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Kate, her Uncle Albert, aunts Bessie and Agnes, her brothers Robert, Arthur, Albert and Tom. She is survived by her eldest sister Edith, and youngest sister Margaret. Agnes is survived by her six children, Ken and spouse Fay, Audrey (sons Matthew and Malcolm), Kathleen and husband Walter (daughter Erin and son Michael), Charles, Robin and wife Chris (daughters Erica and Kara), and Preston (daughters Lisa and Kasey and son Ben). Agnes came back to teaching in Elkhorn Collegiate, and earned a Bachelor of Education degree through Brandon University, while teaching full time and raising her six children. She taught History, Geography and French from 1965 to 1982 in Elkhorn Collegiate. Mom very much enjoyed teaching and her students. Mom never lost her love of words, as Ken learned recently noticing something special on a visit with her. He saw a letter from a previous visit marked up with many corrections, with a little note at the end………”Sorry Ken, I couldn’t help it”. It’s very characteristic of how deep Mom’s teaching love was. Agnes also earned qualifications in library organization and worked to set up the library when the new school was built in Elkhorn. Upon retirement from teaching, Mom was blessed with the opportunity to continue her love and association with books by becoming librarian in the Elkhorn Public Library, from 1982 to 1991. In retirement, Mom was a member of the Elkhorn Leisure Centre where she enjoyed playing cards and shuffleboard. She volunteered as the centre’s treasurer for a number of years. Mom’s faith in God was strong in her quiet way, and after many years of worship in the United Church, she found the Anglican Church in Elkhorn, and enjoyed many years worshipping there with her friends. In her words, “Each of us is unconditionally loved by God. The presence of the Holy Spirit fills life with joy – has been so with me”. The small congregation works hard to keep going, and Mom enjoyed all the roles she was able to fill, including playing the organ for services. She was also secretary, lay reader and organizer of services. In Mom’s words, one of the greatest inspirations in her life was her mother …….”My mother had a stroke at age 55 and carried on 12 years, not expecting sacrifices to be made for her. My parents worked hard”. One of Mom’s fondest memories was the privilege of closeness to her grandchildren. Mom enjoyed hosting family get-togethers. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter were focal points for Mom and her family, full of lively conversation, wonderful food and games -notably Scrabble, Boggle, Crokinole and Cribbage. Mom remembered helping to complete the cabin at White Bear Lake, that son Charles designed and built. She loved the view of the lake looking out from the deck, well up the hill side. Mom loved walking, probably as a time to think, and was often seen around Elkhorn on her route. Mom had an incredible vocabulary, and loved good words, enjoying a game of scrabble right into her 93rd year. During conversation Mom could spell tough words out loud with amazing ease. She frequently quizzed us and her caregivers on our spelling. Mom was an avid reader, with a library of books in her home, wherever that was. We looked forward to the books she chose for us as gifts at Christmas. She instilled the love of reading in all of us, beginning with our bedtime stories as children. Mom was an avid and skilled knitter, creating many sweaters and gifts for her children and grandchildren, passing on her love of knitting to one granddaughter. The family wish to thank the Fairview Home Fifth Floor staff. Mom enjoyed them and they treated her with respect, good humour, and amazing care. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff of the Golden Girls and Caring Companions. The family are planning to hold a memorial service and gathering in Elkhorn this spring. Internment will take place in a private family gathering at another location also this spring. Mom requested that any donations be made to a charity of your choice.
ROBINSON: Evelyn Marie Robinson of Valleyview Care Centre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 15, 2015, after a brief illness at the age of 92 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Wes, daughters Janet (Ron) Krebs, Diane (Wayne) Ferguson, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren: Greg (Kyla) Joyce, Wes, Mitchell and Autumn; Tim (Theresa) Joyce, Colby and Jaecia; Krista Ferguson (Grant Penn) Ezra and Adrianne; Loni (April) Ferguson. Evelyn was born on September 10, 1922 to Wilfred and Ruby Anderson at Manson, Manitoba. Losing her father at a very young age, Evelyn and her mother moved to the Peterson Farm at Fleming, SK, where she grew up. She attended school at Archie, Elkhorn and Brandon Normal School in 1941. She began her teaching career at Joslin and Ross (Two Creeks) schools, north of Virden. This is where she met the love of her life Wes. They were married July 5, 1944. They farmed for a few years, before moving to Miniota where they operated Robinson's Transfer and a small cafe, Robbie's Highway Lunch. Mom was a great cook and soon became well known for her pie making. Moving to Brandon in 1957, she began teaching grade 5 at Park and J. R. Reid schools. Her musical ability to play the piano by ear, entertained family, friends and neighbours. Many of our family fun times were around the piano singing and dancing. Her greatest enjoyment after retiring from teaching was spending many winters in Arizona, summers at Sandy Lake with the grandchildren, and travelling in their motor home visiting family and friends across Canada and the US. Evelyn and Wes celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary last July with their family, which will be forever in our memories. "One Last Dance". God Bless You, Mom - We Will Miss You - A Long Life, Well Lived. A celebration of life will take place at another time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105-386 Broadway Ave. Winnipeg MB. R3C 3R6 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
POWERS: Melville, with heavy hearts the family of Mel Powers announces his sudden passing on January 15, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Funeral service will be held at a later date. In memory of Mel, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
MacPHERSON: Ritchie MacPherson passed away January 16, 2015 in his 92nd year after a life full of achievements, travel and adventure. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, he was the son of the late Ritchie (Bob) Macpherson and Mary (Maime) Campbell Macpherson. After receiving his BSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, he accepted a position in the pulp and paper industry in Grand’Mere, QC. Through his 41 years in the industry, he rose to the position of vice president. Upon retirement, he followed his passion for travel, skiing and golf. He was predeceased by twin brother Robert, wife Madge Smith, sisters Lily Williamson, Mary Persson, and companion Claire Fraser. He is survived by brother Campbell Macpherson, sisters Margaret Graham, Shirley Ramstad, children Joan Ross and Ian MacPherson, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial service on May 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, Dignity Memorial, 307 Riverside Dr., Saint-Lambert, QC.
KLASSEN: Following a brief illness, Jake Klassen, age 90 years, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Jake was born on October 27, 1924 and passed into the presence of the Lord on January 20, 2015. He raised his family and farmed in the Alexander area for twenty-eight years, then moved to Brandon where he resided till his death. Jake will be greatly missed by his loving wife Nettie; four sons Ralph (Barb), Ernie (Marilyn), Lawrence and Norm (Anne); three daughters Joyce (Bob), Rita (Paul) and Lynda; thirteen grandchildren: Jennifer (Joel), Caroline, Laura (Mitch), Mark, Daniel (Jessica), David (Boyda), Aidan, Conor, Nicholas, Matthew (Marie), Bryton, Makyla, James and one step grandson John (Jennifer); three great grandchildren Sully, Thorin, Kaden and three step great grandchildren Callie, Graeme, and Logan. A Celebration of Jake's Life will be held at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 4 Willowdale Crescent, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will be at the Alexander Cemetery. If friends desire, donations may be made to the Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, Box 1198, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0 or a camp of your choosing.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
POULSON: A life gone too soon
We are saddened to announce the passing of Roxanne Lee Doreen Poulson. Born December 2, 1959 - Died January 18, 2015. A loving daughter to her predeceased parents Kenneth and Doreen Poulson, a caring sister to Rhonda Williams (Gaynor) Brooke and Brett, niece/nephew. Keith Poulson (Karen) Ally and Liam, niece/nephew. Predeceased by her brothers Gary Poulson, Monty Poulson and Rodney Poulson. She was a wonderful mother to her kids, son Edmund Delaronde (Kristin) and daughter Brandi Bulmer (Ryan). Roxanne cherished her grandkids, Noah and Chloe Delaronde and Kale Bulmer. Roxanne loved to laugh, loved to dance and loved to cook for her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all. Roxanne devoted all her time to her family, friends and clients, and took the time to help and support anyone. Her kids would like to thank all of her friends and clients who have supported her over the years. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for close friends and family.
To Those I LoveWhen I am gone, release me, let me go,You musn’t tie yourself to me with tears.Just be happy that we had so many years.I gave you my love, you can only guess,how much you gave to me in happiness.I thank you for the love you each have shown,But now it’s time I traveled alone.So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,Then let your grief be comforted by trust.It’s only for a while that we must part,So bless the memories within your heart.I won’t be far away, for life goes on,So if you need me, call, and I will come.Though you can’t see, or touch, I’ll be nearAnd if you listen with your heart, you’ll hearAll of my love around you, soft and clear.And then, when you must come this way alone.I’ll greet you with a smile, and say“Welcome Home”
JORDAN: Keith Robert JordanMay 7, 1948- January, 19, 2015. It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Robert Jordan on January 19, 2015 at the Health Science Center in Winnipeg. He will be sadly missed by his spouse, Charlotte Lehman, his daughter, Michelle (Jason), his son, Marty (Jennifer), children of Jean Jordan. Keith’s pride and joys included grandsons, Logan, Landon, Brandt, and Cole and granddaughter, Kelsey who will forever hold Grandpa in their hearts. He will be forever remembered by his brothers, Raymond, Ken (Charlotte), and Lloyd (Pat) along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Annie Jordan. Keith was born May 7, 1948 just minutes ahead of his twin brother, Ken in Whitewood, Sk. He grew up on a farm in Silverwood District. He attended Silverwood Country School from Grade 1-7. He then attended Whitewood High School. After High School, he attended the University of Regina where he graduated with his Bachelor of Education Degree in 1970. Keith spent his summers working for local farmers as well as for TransCanada Pipeline. On August 8th, 1970, Keith married Jean Hosler whom he shared his life with for the next 39 years. Keith and Jean had two children, Michelle in 1972 and Marty in 1975. Upon receiving his teaching degree, Keith got a job at Carnduff Elementary School. He taught Junior High and after 3 years became the Vice-Principal. Keith remained in this role for 19 years and then became Vice-Principal of Carnduff High School where he also taught all levels of math. In total, Keith was a teacher in Carnduff for 32 years. Following his retirement, Keith and Jean made their home in Neepawa, Manitoba where he lived for the next 12 years. Keith had many interests and hobbies. This included coaching hockey, playing fastball, umping ball, picking bottles, cutting grass, gardening, shovelling snow, as well as camping with friends and family. Keith had to be busy. He spent his spare time when he wasn’t at his school, driving truck for farmers or even the fuel truck for the Co-op. Keith loved his trips with family, especially those to Minneapolis to watch baseball. He also enjoyed his years at their cabin at White Bear Lake where he spent countless hours pushing his grandchildren on the swing and making memories with his family. One of Keith’s passions was officiating hockey which he did for 45 years. He took great pride in mentoring all officials and spending time at the rink. While residing in Neepawa, his family discovered Keith had not actually retired from teaching as he continued to substitute teach almost 5 days a week alongside tutoring math students. He also worked for the Faculty of Education for Brandon University supervising aspiring teachers. Keith and Jean separated in 2009 and later he found renewed happiness once again with Charlotte Lehman whom he has shared his life with for the last five years. They enjoyed trips out west and spending time with both sides of their family. Keith was a very selfless, hardworking man who cherished his family whom he would do anything for. Keith leaves an everlasting legacy for not only his family but also for anyone he spent time with. A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at the Neepawa Yellowhead Centre on January 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm. If friends or family so desire, donations can be made in his memory to Neepawa Minor Hockey or the Neepawa Yellowhead Centre. Funeral arrangements with White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB.
CHRISTENSEN: Grace L. Christensen died January 19, 2015 at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 99. A memorial service will be held at the Fellowship Community Church in Goodlands, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at the Goodlands Cemetery. Donations in memory of Grace may be made to the Fellowship Community Church; Goodlands, Manitoba R0M 0R0 or Delwynda Court Personal Care Home; Box 447 Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088
FLEURY: Dwight “Bud” Fleury - July 13, 1955 - December 30, 2014. With heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, brother, uncle, Bud Fleury after a short and courageous battle with cancer, in Kelowna hospital, at the age of 59. Bud grew up in the St. Lazare area and worked for the CNR for 35 years before retiring. Bud is predeceased by his sister Shirley Hayden and his parents Robert and Elsie Fleury. Bud is survived by his daughters, Tamara and Marie Cunningham, his wife of 1 year, Shirley Fleury, his siblings: Darlene (Ralph) Himmelspeck, Dave (Carol) Fleury, Jake Fleury, Cora (Russell) Himmelspeck, Donna Fleury, Linda (late Derrek) Fleury, John (Marilyn) Fleury, Sheila Ortel, Conrad (Angela) Fleury, Debbie Fleury and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Family was everything to Bud, including his daughters who were the light of his life. He was so protective over his entire family, and would do anything for them. He was kind, and his heart was huge. Please join us for his Celebration of Life at the Central Community Centre, 529-4th Street, Brandon on January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm.
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POOLE: It is with sorrow we announce the passing of Helen Poole on Sat. January 17, 2015 at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa, MB. Helen Elizabeth McCracken was born May 7, 1917 in the Birnie area to Boyd & Jessie McCracken. She married Carman Poole on December 10, 1940. He predeceased her in 2004. She is survived by her five daughters, Judy (Gord) Ashcroft, Brenda Hodges, Diana (Harold) Gilleshammer, Janet (Don) McGillivray, Nancy (Don) Flynn, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, sister- in-law Rowena McCracken. She was predeceased by brother Wib McCracken and sister Jean Birnie. Helen took an active part in community activities at Kelwood during her daughters younger years and enjoyed dancing, sewing, crafts & family. She was a willing partner in all of Dad's business ventures. A celebration of Helens' life will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Neepawa United Church at 2:00 pm. White's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
STOKELL: Faye D. Stokell (nee Graham). Peacefully on January 18, 2015, Faye passed away at the age of 69 at the Woman’s Hospital with her loving husband and niece at her side. Faye is predeceased by her parents Nelson and Marion Graham, brother Roy and mother-in-law Grace Stokell. Faye is survived by her loving husband Grant, brother-in-law Roy (Maureen), sisters-in-law Barbara and Elvine (Leo), niece Marla Rice and her three children Emily Lauren and Jack, niece Marcy Graham, nephews Brent and Gary (Teresa) and their sons Cole and Ty. Faye was raised in Birtle, Manitoba. She moved to Winnipeg at age 17 and went to Success Business College. She worked at Sanford Evans, Rodell Equipment, International Harvester in Foxwarren, Great West Life and then started with the Metro Corp. (City of Winnipeg) in 1969 until she retired in October 1991. We moved to Arnes, Manitoba then on to Sandy Hook Golf Course until July 2014 when we moved back to Winnipeg. Since retiring Faye and Grant wintered in Winter Haven, Florida. Faye loved life and was a people person who dearly loved all her friends, talking, partying, listening, giving advice, writing and just visiting with all you lovely people. Faye dearly loved and was so thankful for all her friends in Lake ‘N Golf Estates. The prayers, cards, phone calls and emails were all treasured and truly helped get us this far in her struggle with this deadly disease. Faye enjoyed life, loved to travel, loved golfing, dancing, music, gardening, most sports and helping others. She was just a great lady to be around. Always positive and making sure everyone was taken care of. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten, forever loved. Faye had many more travels to do but unfortunately the journey ends and she was thankful for what she was able to accomplish, always trying to do her best. She was a strong willed, determined, funny and caring lady. We would like to thank Faye’s CancerCare team, nurses, Women’s Hospital and staff for their wonderful care and compassion to Faye and the family on the final journey. A huge thank you to all of you who have been so supportive, her many “best friends” who were always there and forever in our hearts. As per Faye’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, CancerCare Manitoba or Make a Wish Foundation.
Family and friends may signa Book of Condolence at
Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 204-982-7550.
POOLE: It is with sorrow we announce the passing of Helen Poole on Sat. January 17, 2015 at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa, MB. Helen Elizabeth McCracken was born May 7, 1917 in the Birnie area to Boyd & Jessie McCracken. She married Carman Poole on December 10, 1940. He predeceased her in 2004. She is survived by her five daughters, Judy (Gord) Ashcroft, Brenda Hodges, Diana (Harold) Gilleshammer, Janet (Don) McGillivray, Nancy (Don) Flynn, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, sister- in-law Rowena McCracken. She was predeceased by brother Wib McCracken and sister Jean Birnie. Helen took an active part in community activities at Kelwood during her daughters younger years and enjoyed dancing, sewing, crafts & family. She was a willing partner in all of Dad's business ventures. A celebration of Helens' life will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Neepawa United Church at 2:00 pm. White's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
CLEMIS: Mary “Pauline” Clemis (nee Sutherland). Pauline Clemis (nee Sutherland) of Glenboro, MB, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Glenboro Health Centre at the age of 95 years. Left to mourn Pauline’s passing are her sons Mel (Sandra) Clemis of Stonewall, MB and Shannon (Verna) Clemis of Carman, MB, daughters Ruth (Brent) Denham and Shirley (Jim) Crans of Glenboro, MB, grandchildren Steven, Norman (Nadine), Wayne (Sherri), Adam (Amanda), Matt (Amanda), Paul (Becca), Vanessa, Samantha and Alex, step-grandchildren Michael (Jan), Dave (Marnie) and John (Debra), great- grandchildren Hayley, Caitlyn and Max, step-great-grandchildren Sean (Jordyn) and their children Benjamin & Charlotte, Sarah (Daryl) and their children Riann & Maisie, Keenan, Chenoa, Kyle, Kate and Seth. Also left to mourn Pauline’s passing are her sisters-in-law Violet Hamilton and Janet Clemis, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Alexander Clemis, daughter Heather Pilloud, parents George & Emma (nee Heath) Sutherland, sister Evelyn Sutherland, brothers Stan and Milton Sutherland and sisters-in-law Ethel, Blanche and Isabel Sutherland, as well as numerous extended relatives. Funeral Service will be held in the Glenboro United Church at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015, with Rev. Margret Kristjannson and Rev. Brent Denham officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Pauline’s memory to the Glenboro United Church, Box 623 Glenboro, MB, R0K 0X0, or the Glenboro Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0.
Online condolences may be made at
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
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