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SIMMS:Margaret Skene Simms; beloved wife of the late Bob Simms; mother of Lyn (Gib) Bell and Bill (Laurie) Simms; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 92 years of age. All are welcome to join the family in celebrating Margaret’s life on Friday, July 17, 2015. Interment at White Bank Lea Cemetery (1.5miles North of Highway #24 on Road 126W – east of Oak River, at 12:00pm. Service will be held at the Oak River United Church, Oak River, MB at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Oak River United Church Memorial Fund, Oak River, MB, R0K 1T0 or to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9. Messages of condolence and/photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
JEZZARD: Jean Jezzard, beloved wife of Frank Jezzard of Reston, Manitoba and loving mother of Carol, Terry and Murray passed away at Willowview Personal Care Home, Reston Sunday; July 12, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston Friday; July 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Joyce Marsh officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society in memory of Jean.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels, Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
WELLS-FISHER: Surrounded by her family, Kathy Marie Wells-Fisher passed away peacefully at her residence in Winnipeg on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the age of 46 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. It was Kathy’s wish that those attending her service wear their favourite sports T-shirt or team jersey. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McTAVISH: Robert Boyd McTavish, beloved husband of the late Audray McTavish and long time resident of Strathclair passed away peacefully June 25th, 2015 at the age of 95 at Morley House in Shoal Lake. Obituary and service details will follow at a later date.
LOANE: Beverly Alice Loane passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Loane Sr., Beverly is survived by her two sons Vincent (Elizabeth) Loane, Gerald (Sandra) Loane, her daughter Vanessa (Kevin) Patterson and her grandchildren Gerald, Kristen, Sullivan, Caiden, Kyle, Adam, Cheryl, Angela, Dakota, Beverly, as well as many great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brothers Raymond (Lynda), Lee (Sheila), Frank (Gertrude), Wade (Darlene), Jack (Glenda), Winston, Brenton (Rose) and brother-in-law Aubrey. She was predeceased by her sister Jean and her sister-in-law Wanda. Beverly was born in Mill Cove, Nova Scotia in 1944. She met her husband Gerald Loane while he was harboured with the Navy in Halifax, NS. They were married in 1963 and had two sons. After many moves with the military, they settled in Brandon in 1992. She loved to cook and bake, and held a family supper every Saturday night with a surprise dessert. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed. As per Beverly’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.
God saw I was getting tired as he put his arms around meas he whispered come with me. There is a place for you in heaven Where there is no suffering and no pain All you have to do is look up to the sky and know that you will see meAs I am an angel in the stars what a great place to be I am an angel of God and a sparkle I shall be. 
Know that I'm watching over you Just look up and see I'm looking watching over you please don't be sad for me. 
I'm your angel in the stars where I am happy now You will see and one day you will be with me.
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CROSSMAN: Frank Crossman of Brandon and formerly of Pierson, passed away at the Brandon Health Centre on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the age of 86. A Funeral Service to celebrate Frank’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Pierson Community Hall, Pierson, MB., with rev. Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment will follow at the Lyleton Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Pierson Community Hall, G/D Pierson, MB. R0M 1S0 or to the Lyleton Cemetery Fund, Box 58 Lyleton, MB. R0M 1G0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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SNEESBY: Elizabeth Susan Sneesby (nee Vatcher) passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Neepawa Hospital. Elizabeth was born September 10, 1930 at Plumas, Manitoba, the younger daughter of James William and Elizabeth Myrtle Vatcher (nee McKay). With her parents, sister Edythe, and brothers Howard and Les, she moved to Woodside in 1932. She attended Woodside schools for grades 1-10, taking grades 9 and 10 by correspondence. She continued her education at Canadian Union College in Alberta, and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute and Manitoba Normal School in Winnipeg. Elizabeth's teaching career included the rural schools of Mount Calm and Palestine before coming to teach at Neepawa. Elizabeth married Argyle Sneesby on August 24, 1955, in the Neepawa United Church. She taught at West Park School (later named Hazel M. Kellington School) for 32 years. During her teaching years she spent time working with the Curriculum Branch and the Canadian Red Cross. She cherished the years with her students and the Eager Beavers Junior Red Cross. In 1987, she received the Red Cross Distinguished Service Award. In 1990, Argyle persuaded Elizabeth to start their business, "Herbs for Health", and they worked together, trying to help people and making friends from near and far. They enjoyed many business trips to various parts of North America. It became a very important part of Elizabeth's life, especially after Argyle passed away in 2004. Elizabeth was predeceased by Argyle, her loving husband and best friend; parents James & Myrtle Vatcher; sister Edythe White; brothers Howard Vatcher and Les Vatcher; Uncle Leonard and Aunt Gean Vatcher in PEI; sister-in-law Norma Vatcher as well as other relatives and friends. She is survived by her "special family" Kerilyn & Kirk Pitaoulis of Terrace, BC, Janine & Kirt MacLean and Yvonne & John Bamlett of Calgary; brother-in-law William White of Abbottsford, BC; niece Bernice (Keith) Leavitt of Lacombe, AB; nephews Ray (Marilyn) Vatcher of Ladysmith, BC, Dayle (Linda) White of Victoria, BC and Ken (Ronda) White of Lillooet, BC and their families, extended family and many friends. Elizabeth enjoyed her "memory" trips to the country and quiet times in nature. She loved animals, especially dogs. Most of all, she treasured her many trips to Prince Edward Island. On her first trip to her "Island Home" she thrilled at climbing to the top of her Grandpa Vatcher's two lighthouses. She and Argyle spent many happy summers there enjoying family, friends and golfing on the beautiful P.E.I. golf courses. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa on Monday, July 6. The Memorial Service followed at the Neepawa United Church with Lynne Sanderson, DLM officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Elizabeth may be made to the Neepawa District Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 1240, Neepawa, Manitoba R0J 1H0 or to the Westman Dreams for Kids, 37 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4J2.
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SMITH: It is with loving thoughts and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad and grandfather Matt Smith on June 19th, 2015 at the age of 78 years. Matt was born March 7th, 1937 at North Battleford, Saskatchewan to Tom and Beatrice Smith, moving to the Foxwarren area in 1938. He will be forever remembered by wife Sophie of 53 years, son Jason and wife Andrea, grandson Joben and daughter Jennifer and husband Stephen, grandsons Ryland and Ashton. A sister Alice Barr of Kelowna, BC, brother-in-law Bill Kowaluk and wife Eileen, Birtle, MB and cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Tom & Beatrice Smith; brother-in-law Norman Barr; brothers-in-law Mike & Archie Kowaluk and parents-in-law Pete & Lena Kowaluk. Matt received his education in Foxwarren, joining the workforce at an early age but the occupation he loved the most was farming, looking forward to the planting in the spring, and the harvest in the fall, taking pride in producing a good crop. After 50 some years he had experienced the good times and the bad ones that come with farming. He never really retired as he refused to give up the operating of the combine, learned the GPS system, offered advice and provided a helping hand for the extra jobs. Matt enjoyed a game of pool; a game of cards and good times at the lake with friends with a game of golf and socializing. He curled for a good number of years enjoying the competition, companionship and friendship the sport offered. Hunting in the fall was also enjoyed for the companionship not necessarily the trophy of the big rack. Fishing and camping with good friends in the 60's and 70's was highlighted when he hooked and landed a 38 lb Lake Trout. Matt was especially proud of his children and what they had accomplished and didn't hesitate to tell people about them. Jennifer's employment with Adoption Options and Jason's farming and coaching skills to mention just a few. He looked forward to watching son Jason and grandsons Joben, Ryland and Ashton playing hockey and in the summer months he did not like to miss any of Joben's baseball games. Matt was involved in the Foxwarren community being a Board member of the Foxwarren Arena for 22 years; MAHA Yellowhead Regional Director; Councilor for the R.M. of Birtle for 12 years; and member of the Foxwarren Leisure Centre. Matt and Sophie spent the past 12 years during the winter months in Osoyoos, BC where they made many new friends, had many happy times, dancing and golfing. Matt played pool with new friends and looked forward to returning year after year to see familiar faces. A service to celebrate Matt's life was held on Thursday June 25th, 2015 with Elaine Dixon officiating. Children Jason and Jennifer delivered the Eulogy and Grandsons Joben, Ryland and Ashton were the URN Bearers. Pallbearers were Derry Moulson; Floyd McTavish; Nicky Young; Wayne Bonchuk; Scott Wotton and Mark Wotton. Interment took place at the Foxwarren Cemetery. Matt's final journey to his resting place was in the combine which was driven by Grandson Joben and accompanied by Grandsons Ryland and Ashton. He will be greatly missed, forever loved and always remembered. Braendle- Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
ROUTHIER: Viviane Louise Marie Routhier (nee Roy) 1932 – 2015. Viviane L. Routhier of Morden, MB, passed away in her home surrounded by her family, on Wednesday July 8, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Viviane was born in Vonda, SK, daughter of the late Napoleon and Delia (Daignault) Roy. She moved with her parents to Sandy Bay, MB and received her education at Saint Charles Catholic School, in Winnipeg. Her first teaching job was in Ste. Amelie, MB. On October 6, 1956, she married Hector Routhier and so began their life together. Mom and Dad eventually settled in Crane River where they owned and operated Crane River Trading Post. Mom wore many different hats while living in Crane River. Busy was the norm in our household. Moms’ day started early each day when she woke up the children for school and made lunch and breakfast for everyone at 6:00 a.m. She worked in the general store and was the post mistress. She also enjoyed her late night walks to the barn to check on the new calves and lambs. It was not uncommon to awake in the morning and find new born lambs in our bathtub. Lastly, Mom was a diligent book keeper. Accounting was a passion for her and every cent had to be accounted for and recorded. As busy as Mom was she always found time to read and to record family history. She was predeceased by her husband, Hector Routhier (1988) and her parents, Napoleon and Delia Roy of Dauphin, MB. She is survived by her four sons, Albert Routhier and his wife, Susan (Liu) of Ottawa, ON, Dennis Routhier and his wife, Cheryl of Winnipegosis, MB, Maurice Routhier of Crane River, MB, Gerald Routhier and Karen (Kernot) of Winnipeg, MB, three daughters, Diane and her husband, Bill Wicks of Morden, MB, Michele Routhier and her husband, Alphonse Perreaux of Brandon, MB, Suzanne and her husband, Cameron Schulz of Morden, MB, three brothers, Louis Roy and his wife, Elizabeth of Brandon, MB, Paul Roy and his wife, Lillian of Christensen Beach, MB, Daniel Roy of Vernon, BC, three sisters, Lorielle and her husband, Earl Downey of Kelowna, BC, Angela and her husband, Ray Elke of Christensen Beach, MB, Sylvia and her husband, Jerry Secord of Okotoks, AB. Memere will be cherished and remembered by her 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. A Prayer service will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wiebe Funeral Chapel, 1050 Thornhill St. in Morden, MB. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Crane River at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow at the Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made in Viviane’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements, 204-822-4755.
BULLION: Walter Edward Bullion passed away peacefully July 9, 2015 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon with the love of his family surrounding him. Ed fought cancer bravely and when it was time to move on he left on his terms. Ed was born on June 2, 1968 in Brandon, MB. He attended school in Brandon. He worked in the tire industry until he found his dream job with Thorpe Construction where he was treated like family. Ed’s love included music, his motorcycle, partying with friends and camping - especially his time recently at Shady Oaks Campground. Ed was an easy going guy who was very giving to others - loved by all. He is survived by: Mother Lorraine Stasyszyn, Beausejour, MB; Father Walter Clare Bullion, Brandon; Children: Jaslyn, Clayton Carson, Sydney, Savana, Brayden, and Brooklyn. Ed and his family greatly appreciated the outstanding care received from the Palliative Care Unit in the Assiniboine Centre. A Celebration of Life will be held at the East End Community Centre, Park St. & Victoria Avenue, Brandon, August 22, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Donations in Ed’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.
MUNDELL: Evangeline(Eva) Marie Mundell passed away peacefully on June 21st at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon at the age of 100 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Linda (Allan) Mathison and their family Alana (Duane) Kent, Kara and Rylan, Charla (Duncan) Murray, Sydney and Cale, and Nancy (Trevor) Toews, Aiden, Ryder, Theron, and Truett; daughter Bonnie (Don) Coombs and their family Tory (Adria) Coombs, Fletcher, Theo and Molleigh, Tamara Coombs and Thatcher, and Davilyn (Travis) Cairns, Cole and Katelyn; and neice Marlene Tucker. Eva was predeceased by her husband Charlie, her parents Angus and Jeanette McBain, brothers Hadden (Muriel), Boyd (Mabel), Ranald, and Chester, sister Laura (Henry) Nordin, nephews Ernie and Alvin McBain, and nieces Diane Eraker, and Betty Kobylka. Eva formerly of Hamiota was born on the farm at the north end of Salt Lake in the RM of Strathclair on January 5, 1915. She was the youngest of six children of Angus and Jeanette McBain. She took her early schooling in Strathclair and the family moved to Shoal Lake for her high school. She went to Normal School in Winnipeg to become a teacher in 1936-37, and started teaching the following year. Some of the early schools she taught at were Lidford, Lakelet, Erickson and Roseneath where she met Charlie at a dance. They were married on November 12, 1945. They farmed in the Moline district until 1957 and it was here that Linda and Bonnie were born. Then they moved to McConnell where Eva became the Principal of the school and Charlie went to work for the CNR. When McConnell high school closed, she taught at Strathclair followed later by Rivers and Miniota, retiring after 28 years of teaching. Education was a life long passion for Eva as she always took an active interest in the schooling of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed quizzing everyone on the Test Your IQ Question from the local radio station. She continued to live in their home in Hamiota after Charlie died in 1989, until she moved to Riverheights Terrace in Brandon in 2001 and to Fairview in 2007. During her retirement Eva enjoyed volunteering, doing crosswords, playing bridge, following her family’s activities, and listening to the Wheat King games on the radio. She walked in the Terry Fox Walk every year for over twenty years. Eva loved to travel and she and Charlie visited many U.S. States including Alaska, travelled all across Canada and toured Scotland and England. After Charlie passed away she was able to take a trip to both Belize and Hawaii accompanied by her friends. Eva had an excellent memory even recalling at age 100 when she met Rev. Stade, that his father had preached at Strathclair as a travelling minister when she was a young girl. Family birthdays and annual holidays were important to Eva. A celebration of Eva's life was held at the First Baptist Church in Brandon on June 26, 2015 with Rev. Paul Stade officiating. A family internment preceded the service in Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers for those so desiring, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Box 2248, Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, 2323 Yonge St. Suite 800, Toronto, ON, M4P 2C9. Campbell Funeral Home of Hamiota was in care of arrangements. The family wishes to extend their thanks to all of the caring staff on second floor of Fairview Home the compassion, patience and care that their Mom received while a resident there.
Gone yet not forgottenAlthough we are apart Your spirit lives within usForever in our hearts.
MAY: John William May died July 8, 2015 at Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 70. A public graveside service will be held Monday, July 13, 2015 at Ninga Cemetery, Ninga, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of John may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba; 2A-1717 Dublin Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3H 0H2
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
LAVAL: Paul. 81 years, beloved husband of Rae Laval, father of Debbie, Corinne, Brenda and Andrea, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Paul, donations may be made to the Souris Hillcrest Museum Box 1287 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Alzheimer Society.Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
HILL: James (Jim) Thomas of Brandon, father of Luke Hill of Souris, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at his residence for the last nine years, the Assiniboine Centre, after a long, heroic battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Jim and his family were always very grateful for the compassionate and excellent care that Jim received from everyone during his time on the third floor. This included many people; notably his doctors, nurses, aides, We Care staff and Craig. Jim's positive and optimistic attitude towards life had a great impact on the people around him, and it is for that, which he will always be remembered. He will be missed. We love you Jim. A celebration of Jim's life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon, MB on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Evert Busink officiating. A private interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B-457 – 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4A9 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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DIAMOND: Jim Diamond of Brandon, formerly of Foxwarren passed away on July 8, 2015 at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home at the age of 84 years. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street N., Brandon. Interment at the Foxwarren Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to KidSport Westman, Room 146, 340 – 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6C2.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
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