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SCHOONBAERT:Donald Schoonbaert, dad to Michelle, Brad, and Danielle died September 22, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Authority, Brandon, Manitoba, at the age of 77. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Deloraine Catholic Cemetery. Donations in memory of Don may be made to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation; 70 Stevenson Rd. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0W7 or the Canadian Cancer Society; 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B7.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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MOWATT: Margaret Mowatt December 27, 1912 - September 22, 2014. Passed peacefully at Valleyview Care Centre. Funeral arrangements pending with Brockie Donovan, 204-727-0694.
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PENTON: Irene Penton (née Longrigg), beloved wife of the late Terry Penton, passed away peacefully at the Golden West Centennial Lodge, Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Irene will lovingly be remembered by her children: Eleanor Rock, Ken, Nancy Allen, Bruce, Bob, Brenda and Laurie. The funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., with viewing held prior to the service, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terry and Irene Penton Memorial Scholarship, c/o Institutional Advancement, Brandon University, 270 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9 or to a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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LESLIE: Frances (Bubby) Leslie, beloved wife of the Late Len Leslie and loving mother of Evelyn, Donald, Lloyd and Gerald, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre on Sunday; September 21, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church – Elkhorn on Friday; September 26th at 2:00 p.m. with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Trinity United Church, Elkhorn Cemetery or the charity of your choice in memory of Frances.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
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DRUMMOND: Marilyn Drummond, wife of the late Garry Drummond, mom to Wendy and Darren died September 19, 2014 at the Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 68. In accordance with the family's wishes cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at the Lauder Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marilyn may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at ww.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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DENNISON: Sylvia Jean Dennison of Brandon, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Sylvia was born in Dauphin on April 2, 1945. Sylvia leaves behind her husband, Carl of 50 years, her son Kelly and his wife Michelle and daughter Kandas and her husband Kingsley Lee, her grandchildren Brock, Brett, Samantha, Kathryn and Kaleb. Sylvia was predeceased by her father and mother Bob and Tennie Henry and sister Dianne Ross. Sylvia leaves behind her sister Barbara Mowbray and brother Jim Henry. A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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VATCHER: Leslie “Les” George Vatcher, 91 of Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone passed away September 20, 2014 at the Portage Hospital. Les was predeceased by his parents James & Myrtle Vatcher; sister Edythe White; brother Howard Vatcher; sister in law Norma Vatcher and brother in law Argyle Sneesby. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Sneesby; brother in law Bill White; nephews Ray Vatcher (Marilyn), Dayle (Linda) White and Ken (Ronda) White; niece Bernice Leavitt (Keith) and their families. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Gladstone United Church with Lynne Sanderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Gladstone Cemetery.
Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregorwww.clarkesfuneralhome.com
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TRAFORD: Isabelle Lillian (nee Boles) passed into the presence of her Lord at Fairview Personal Care Home on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the age of 101 years. Isabelle was born November 12, 1912 in the District of Cornwallis to George and Ellen (nee Stanley) Boles. She was the eldest of a family of eight, survived only by a sister, Mae Gray, and sister-in-law, Grace Boles. She attended a one room school in Gorrie District and had many stories that she told her family about her school days. Being the eldest, she worked with her dad in the fields and in the milk deliver business. Later she worked for her cousin, Luella Trent in "Trent's" Bakery and Restaurant (on Rosser Avenue). She also worked for many years as the seamstress at the Brandon General Hospital. She retired in 1967 and with her husband Reg, moved to New Westminster, British Columbia. She returned to Brandon in 1997 to the delight of her family here in Manitoba. She is very great missed by daughters Doreen (Garth) Woods, and Sandra (Keith) Barrett of Brandon, Sharon (Norman) Eyford of Delta, B.C., Dianne (Deiter) Rink of Calgary, Alberta and son Wesley of Langley, B.C.; daughter-in-law Beverley Traford; thirteen grandchildren, many great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald Traford, son Albert "Pudge" Traford and son-in-law Jim Figol. All are welcome to attend the Graveside Service that will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Pastor Gary Jennings will officiate. A Come and Go Memorial Reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Donations in memory of Isabelle may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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SIMMS: It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Ray Simms, of Brandon, on September 22, 2014. A Celebration of Life for relatives will take place at a later date.
May the great Umpire call him “safe at home,” game called.
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PENTON: Irene Penton (née Longrigg), beloved wife of the late Terry Penton, passed away peacefully at the Golden West Centennial Lodge, Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Irene will lovingly be remembered by her children: Eleanor Rock, Ken, Nancy Allen, Bruce, Bob, Brenda and Laurie. The funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The service time will be announced in tomorrow’s paper. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MATHESON: Robert David John "Bob" Matheson, age 60 years, beloved husband of Shirley, dear father to Kate, Kelly and Danielle passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 20, 2014. A time of Visitation will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Pastor Warren Smallwood will officiate. Donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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WIWCHAR: Julia Wiwchar of Canora, SK, passed away peacefully on August 25. Born near Gorlitz, SK in 1925, Julia enjoyed a hard-working and busy farming childhood. Unusual for women of her generation, she went on to become a lifelong career woman. After working at a wartime Toronto munitions factory, she invested her earnings in cosmetology school in Winnipeg. From there she moved onto a long career as operator and manager of the NuFashion beauty parlour and apartment block on Rosser Avenue in Brandon. A very active volunteer and business leader for over 40 years, she was greatly celebrated upon her retirement. She then moved back to the farm where she continued a busy with projects on the home quarter. She is predeceased by her parents Nick and Kate, her sister Martha (and brother-in-law Bob) and her brother Orest. At her request, and in her own understated way, there will be no service. Her family thanks everyone for their well wishes and joins you in cherished memories of a remarkable woman. Friends so wishing may make donations in Julia’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer.
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MILAS: 1946-2014 Olga Milas (nee Ptycia). Olga passed away suddenly at her residence in Winnipeg on September 1st. Olga was born in Germany and immigrated to Brandon, where she received her education and later moved to Winnipeg. Olga’s life was her family and friends. She touched many people with her kindness and generosity. For years she participated in The Shoe Box Donations, she also worked School lunches, collecting antiques was her passion. Olga will be deeply missed by her children, Angela and Christopher Buckmire and Manoly Milas, sisters Tekla and Lydia, many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her sister Marie. A Memorial Service was held on September 12, 2014 in Winnipeg. Interment was in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg.
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LEAN: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother, Mae Lean, formerly of Moline and Brandon on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Mae was born in the Isabella-Decker area. She took her teacher training at Normal School and taught at Kelloe, Gretna, and Rapid City, where she met her future husband, Alex Lean, of the Moline area. They were married on July 10, 1948, and soon began their family with the birth of their daughter, Alexis, in July of 1949, and their son, Dennis, in January of 1951. Farm life consumed Mae and Alex until their retirement to Brandon in 1980, where they lived until moving to Minnedosa in 2004. Mae was predeceased by her parents Bill and Maggie Milne, brothers Norman and Archie Milne, and sister, Minnie Little, as well as her husband, Alex, in March of 2014. She is survived by her daughter Alexis (Mel) Harvey and her son Dennis (Jeanette) Lean, as well as her grandchildren Brad (Mandy) Harvey, Alysa Harvey (Terry Ferguson), Michelle (Byron) Willcott, Terri (Marcin) Zurowski and Robyn Lean (Lance Fabiosa). She is also survived by her five great grandchildren Logan Harvey, Danika Ferguson, Jace Ferguson, Mason Willcott and Asha Zurowski. The funeral service for Mae will be held at the Minnedosa United Church, 48 Main Street South, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will take place at the Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mae may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home "Patio Fund," Box 960, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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McDONALD: We sadly announce the passing of Dick McDonald after a brief battle with cancer.  Dick was a loving husband to Verda, his wife of 58 years, a dear father to Rick, Paul (Claudia), and Daren (Edith) and grandsons Dustin and Ethan.  Dick was born in Melville, Saskatchewan, the youngest of five sons born to Les and Millie McDonald.  He is survived by brothers Bud (Grace) of Ottawa and Dave (Jan) of Dauphin.  Dick was a natural athlete who won Saskatchewan provincial titles in tennis doubles and boxing.   In 1952 Dick came to Brandon College to play football and hockey.  In 1956, he married his college sweetheart, Verda Peden, and later received his BA and B. Ed. Degrees from Brandon University.  Dick joined the 26th Field Regiment Artillery Reserve in 1958 and continued through to become the Commanding Officer and Honorary Colonel.  After 13 years of teaching, he joined James Richardson’s Securities as a stock broker and became manager of Richardson Greenshields before moving to Nesbitt Burns until his retirement in 1999.  Dick had a keen interest in sports and became a loyal supporter of the Brandon University Bobcats.  He established scholarships in perpetuity in Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball. He served on many fundraising committees for Brandon University and was an active member of the Healthy Living Centre Seat Sale Committee.  He was a member of the Kinsmen, K40, Brandon Legion Branch #3, Wheat City Golf Club and President of the Legion’s Green Acres Lodge Committee.  He donated generously to the Brandon General Hospital Foundation, the Brandon YMCA, Brandon University, the 26th Field Regiment Artillery Museum and many other causes.  Dick enjoyed good health in life and was able to golf regularly and travel extensively.  He was a generous, fair and much loved man.  A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with The Rt. Rev. Jim Njegovan officiating. A private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dick may be made to Brandon University Healthy Living Centre, c/o Dept. of Institutional Advancement, 270-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9, the 26th Field Artillery Association Inc. (The Senate), c/o E.L. McArthur, 712-16th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4Y7, Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or charity of choice. 
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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