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MOWATT: Margaret Elizabeth Mowatt passed away peacefully at Valleyview Care Centre on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the age of 101 years. Margaret is survived by her daughters Pat Bowslaugh (Cliff,) Margie Hannah (Keith) and her son Robert (Betty.) She also leaves behind seven grandchildren Craig (Sheri) and Danny (Eve) Mowatt; Lori (Mark) Henson; Jason Hannah (Kristine,) Leanne Hannah Kehler; Brad (Jennifer) and Scott (Tracy) Bowslaugh. She adored her eleven great-grandchildren Zach (Krista,) Colton and Scott Mowatt; Tyson and Brooke Mowatt; Ryan Henson; Rylee and Rory Kehler; Nyah Bowslaugh; Sierra and McKenna Bowslaugh. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law Lorna Cowan and Florence Cowan. A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Private interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, Ronald McDonald House, 566 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 0G7, or to Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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McEVOY: Albert Grant. It is with sad but grateful hearts that the family of Albert McEvoy announce his passing on September 16, 2014. Albert Grant was born August 15, 1925 on the farm at NE 20-10-21 Whitehead Municipality and passed away there as well. He was the only child of Acey and Sidney (Magee) McEvoy. Albert’s entire life was spent living and working on the family farm at Alexander. He also drove school bus for 13 years for the Brandon School Division. Albert was a faithful community member, supporting the church, rink, community clubs and was a member of the Canadian Order of Forresters. In 1963 he married Georgina Pearson. Four children were welcomed: Alison, Ken, Bill and Jennifer. Albert was predeceased by his parents Acey and Sidney, in-laws George and Mabel Pearson, daughter Jennifer Boekeman, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His memory is cherished by his wife of 51 years Georgina, children Alison (Mark) Murray, Ken (Patti), Bill (Vreni) and son-in-law Tim Boekeman. Eleven grandchildren who are so special: Alexandra and Julianna Murray; Lauren, Logan and Jack McEvoy: Annie, Layah and Sarah McEvoy: Josh, Keely and Spencer Boekeman: sister-in -law Jean Voth, brother-in-law Jim Pearson, cousins and cousins-in-law. Donations in Albert’s memory may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0P6 or a charity of one’s choice. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Alexander Cemetery on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Lunch and visiting following the service at the Whitehead Hall in Alexander.
Messages of condolences may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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JANSSENS: Margaret Matilda Janssens beloved wife of the late Louis Janssens died September 21, 2014 at Moira Place Senior’s Home, Tweed, Ontario at the age of 97 years. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba. Interment will follow in the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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GOLDSTONE:Robert “Stewart” passed away peacefully, Monday, September 22nd in Brandon at the age of 91. Stewart will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 64 years, Claire – the absolute love of his life – and by his children Colin, Dean, and Ian; his daughters-in-law Joanne, Michelle and Joni; and his grandchildren Kelli, Paul, Sean, Peter, Kira, Zoe, Stephanie, and Orion. Stewart was born in Brandon June 6, 1923 into a large, vital family of 12 children, three of whom survive: Thelma, Pat and Kay. All of the children but the youngest were born in the family home on 4th Street. During the Second World War, Stewart served in the Canadian army with the 17th Field Regiment. He enjoyed a long career with the Manitoba Telephone System, retiring in 1984. He remained connected to the MTS through his involvement in the Telephone Pioneers, especially enjoying their wood carving workshop, where many toys for his grandchildren were crafted. He also travelled widely with Claire including trips to Europe and Australia. Closer to home he loved hiking with his grandchildren at Riding Mountain National Park and in the Brandon Hills. A Celebration of Stewart’s life will be held on Saturday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street in Brandon. A private interment will follow. Flowers and cards gratefully declined. If you wish, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457 -9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or the Foundation of First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4M3. Many thanks to the staff at Fairview Home, 5th Floor, for the kind and compassionate care that was shown to Stewart and our entire family.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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DRINKWALTER: Angela Dawn (Kimball). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Angie after a lengthy battle with cancer. Angie was born in Brandon on September 26, 1975. As a child Angie lived in Brandon, Calgary and Basswood. As a young mom, Angie and her spouse Len raised their three children in Brandon, Calgary and Grand Prairie. A parting of their ways brought Angie back to Brandon where she met Jon, her spouse at the time of her passing. Jon and Angie were married and with his two daughters and Ang’s two daughters and son, they felt nothing would complete their blended family better then another child. Yours, mine and ours was a common expression with Angie. Angie had always done home daycare and with the size of her blended family, she decided to open a group daycare. Angie loved the pitter patter of little feet and since her family was complete opted to fill her life with animals to go with all the children. Whether it was a frog, cat or a horse, animals were always welcome with open arms. Ang’s passion for children and daycare took an interesting step forward with the purchase of a rather large piece of rural property affectionately known to all as “The Tree Farm”. Many hours were spent on this land with the kids in tow. Ang was always moving to the next level in child care, and with that, she and Jon began fostering. The home was always busy but Ang always managed share her time with all the kids whether it was with sports, band, drama or a job. Years of grooming, mowing and bush cutting prepared Ang for her next phase in child care. With the purchase of a bus, Ang spent the summer months with her ‘camp kids’ on The Tree Farm. After years of hard work her plans were starting to take shape. Sadly Ang was diagnosed with advanced cancer in the summer of 2012. Entering her battle with a poor prognosis, she faced it head on and never complained. When things were looking bleak, Ang advocated for some radical surgeries. She faced cancer with the determination that she could beat this thing. Many months were spent away from her family as she battled her disease. In July, Ang was fortunate to welcome her first grandchild and be present for a daughter’s wedding. Ang passed away at the Souris Hospital on September 12, 2014, all those lives who’ve been touched by Ang will forever cherish her memory. Ang will sadly be missed by her husband Jon, children Tyler, Krista, Karlee, Kayden, Alicia (Chris), Alison (Jared), Myranda, Delenn, little Krista and Shane, her dad Dan (Lisa) Kimball , mom Debbie Potter, grandparents Orland and Thelma Potter, brothers Marc (Stacey) and Allister, special aunties Sandie, Mary and Pat, and numerous other relatives. Funeral services were held at Central United Church, Brandon, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Donations in memory of Angela may be made to the Canadian Cancer society or a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolences may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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DALRYMPLE:Thomas “Tom” Dalrymple of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the age of 78 years. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Delisle officiating. Donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CALDWELL: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kathleen Ada “Kay” Caldwell, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Hamiota Hospital September 10, 2014 at the age of 92. Surviving family are sons Rick, Calgary, Bob (Vicki) of Deloraine. Grandchildren Kelly Morrison (Jon) of Hartney and Ryan (Teresa) of Germany and Great Grandson Alec Morrison. She also had close and loving relationships with her in-laws and nieces and nephews in the Caldwell, Wallace and Robertson families. Kay was born July 15 1922 at Oak Lake, Manitoba to Percy and Tessa Wallace, the eldest of three children. She had a special relationship with her siblings, Elsie and John, throughout the rest her life; both predeceased her. She grew up on the family farm close to Oak Lake and experienced the Great Depression and its hardships. The values of family were ingrained early as was the love of music. Kay attended school in Oak Lake and then went on to the University of Winnipeg to finish high school and take her RN nurses training. Upon graduation, she moved to Hamiota where she met her husband Dalton William Boyd “Pick” Caldwell who had just returned from World War 2. They were married in Oak Lake in 1946 and two sons were born: Rick in 1950 and Bob in 1952. The family lived in Hamiota until 1958 when they moved to Brandon. “Pick” was killed in a car accident in February 1960 and the family moved back to Hamiota where Kay returned to working at the Hamiota Hospital. Nursing was a passion for Kay and she loved her work - she became Head Nurse, Assistant Matron and especially enjoyed her time in the OR as the head operating nurse. Kay was also an enthusiastic gardener and her yard was immaculate. She had her own greenhouse and grew many of her own plants. She loved being outside and lived in her own house until just a few months ago. She was an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary, United Church UCW, and sang in the senior choir until recently. Kay was an accomplished organist and also played the accordion. She also loved to do crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, work with ceramics and sew items for the family. Travelling with her brother John was something she enjoyed in the summer months. Trips to Scotland, Alaska, and the Rockies were all special family times for her. Being with family was always priority one. Kay enjoyed the activities that her sons were involved with and later was especially interested in her grandchildren Kelly and Ryan. She travelled often to watch them play sports or attend their activities which involved many trips to Deloraine and across Canada. She was so happy to get to know Kelly and Jon’s son, her great grandson, Alec, who brought her so much joy. She would have approved of his dancing during the service. Kay was a kind, positive and considerate person. She had several operations in her later years but never once complained and her first concern was always how her visitors were doing because she was “just fine”. Her faith was important to her which gave her comfort as her condition deteriorated. Kay lived a full life. She enjoyed each and every day and loved helping people. She was a wonderful example to others on living a productive and positive life despite the adversity that it presents to all of us. The family would like to thank the people who made her later years comfortable by allowing her to live in her own house; it takes a community to raise a child but it also takes community support to help the elderly live an independent life. Thank you to family, friends and neighbours for their love and support of her wish to live in the environment she enjoyed so much. The family would like to thank the staff; doctors, nurses and support staff at Hamiota Hospital, for their professionalism and their compassionate care. If friends so wish, donations in her name can be made to Hamiota District Health Center, which was Kay’s second home. It was a special place for her, she worked there for 35 years, her children were born there and she passed away there. The funeral service was held at Hamiota United Church on Saturday, September 13. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were in care of the arrangements.
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BRIDGEMAN: Chad Bridgeman of Edson, Alberta, formerly of Flin Flon, MB passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Edson Health Care Centre at the age of 37 years. A celebration of life for Chad Bridgeman will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 163 Centre Street, Flin Flon, MB with Father Paul Bringleson officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Flin Flon Kinsmen Club, 265 Bracken Street, Flin Flon, MB, R8A 0J7 or to the Flin Flon Creighton S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 863, Flin Flon, MB, R8A 1N6 or to a charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences or to light a Life Candle may be made at www.dadsonfuneralhome.comNorthern Manitoba’s only crematorium, Dadson Funeral Home & Crematorium of Flin Flon, MB is entrusted with the arrangements.1-877-460-2444.
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BUCHANAN: Doris Irene Buchanan passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Doris is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Lorne; children, Ron (Holly), Gordon, Brent (Brenda), Brian (Debbie), Sharon (Ken), 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings Grace Blair, Phyllis Walker, Angus and Lorrie Sneesby, and Gerald and Jackie Sneesby; sisters-in-law Jean Sneesby, Elma Sneesby, Elizabeth Sneesby, and Grace Buchanan; brother -in-law Hans Andersen as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings Charles, Bruce, Arthur, Argyle, Thelma Andersen, Barbara Kelly, Beatrice (in infancy) and Darlene (in infancy); brothers-in-law Mervyn Kelly, Keith Blair and Andy Buchanan. Doris was born at Neepawa, Manitoba on the first of November, 1929 to parents Albert and Jean Sneesby. She attended school at Arden and then went on to Success Business College to complete her office procedures training. Doris worked for many years as secretary at Neepawa Co-op until she became the title she loved to have as a mother. In 1953, she married Lorne Buchanan. Over the years they resided in Neepawa, Altona and in their retirement years at Manhattan Beach on Pelican Lake. In later years she lived at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home. She was a woman who was a constant, content, willing, encouraging, faithful and of highest character. The Ceremony to Celebrate Doris' Life was held at Calvary Temple, Brandon on Saturday, September 20, 2014 with Rev. Dennis Schram officiating. Interment took place at the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Doris to the Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre, P.O. Box 62, Ninette, Manitoba, R0K 1R0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.Many times she talked about when she gets to Heaven she wants to run up and down in the sand on the sea shore. We are thankful that she is enjoying that right now.
SHELTERD SAFE WITHIN THE ARMS OF GOD
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SIMMS: Robert Ray passed away September 22, 2014. A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at Foxwarren Community Chapel on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with reception to follow. Everyone welcome to attend.
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PENTON: With deep sorrow the Penton family announces the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Irene (née Longrigg) on September 20, 2014 at age 96. Irene is survived by her seven children: Eleanor (Tony) Rock and their children Terry (Becky) and Maureen (Richard); Ken and children Marc (Kerri) and Lindsey Routhier (Darren); Nancy (Rod) Allen and children Caley Houtop (Justin) and Cassie Allen- Brown (Andrew); Bruce (Barb) and children Kirk (Sarah), Kate Overes (Scott) and Christine; Bob (Chris) and son Dustin (Susan); Brenda (Steve) and children Dan and Claire (Benji); and Laurie (Janet) and sons Connor and Erik; and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Terry, her siblings Ken and Kae Longrigg, and daughter-in-law Gayle. Irene was born in Winnipeg on April 30, 1918 and moved to Brandon with her family in 1933.  She married Terry in 1941 and they raised their seven children in Brandon, 52 of those years on 28th Street. She was a long standing member of the Wheat City Al-Anon group, where she drew great satisfaction from the camaraderie and helping other people. She was also a proud founding member of the RCAF 502 Wing ladies’ auxiliary. Irene enjoyed gardening and spent her summers puttering in her yard, nurturing her flowers and vegetables. She was very specific of the harvesting techniques and specifically how the potatoes were to be dug! Irene's adaptability and determination were demonstrated when she obtained her driver’s licence at age 68 after Terry's passing. With her new wheels, she was able to maintain her independence. She also enjoyed travelling to visit her children and grandchildren across western Canada. The family wishes to thank the third floor staff team of Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg for its care and support of Irene over the past three years. The funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon, 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.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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GOLDSTONE: Robert “Stewart” Goldstone, beloved husband of Claire and dear father of Colin, Dean and Ian, passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the age of 91 years. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Donations in memory of Stewart may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2, or to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339-12th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4M3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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McEVOY: Albert Grant, beloved husband of Georgina McEvoy, father of Alison, Ken, Bill and the late Jennifer, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Alexander Cemetery on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the Whitehead Community Hall. In memory of Albert, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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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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