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PAWTUCKET:RI, USA – Charles “Chuck” H. Scherza, 91, reported to be the second oldest living Boston Bruin passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Anne (Szuszwal) Scherza. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, the son of the late Charles and Marie (Haberstock) Scherza, he settled in Pawtucket, RI in the 1940’s. Chuck was a professional hockey player for the Providence Reds, New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins, and had also been employed by S. H. Whitman Distributors. He was a member of the Rhode Island Hockey Officials Association and the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He leaves a daughter, Charlene Marolla; three sons, M. Richard, Norman and Danny Scherza; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Ronald Scherza. VISITATION will be Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. at William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Matthew - Trinity Lutheran Church, 690 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Please omit flowers, memorial gifts to St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church or the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society would be appreciated.
PARAMOR: On Friday, March 14, 2014, Gabriela Paramor, (formerly Kurys) left us to be with Jesus. "Gabby" was born in Lublin, Poland on June 16, 1928. After losing both parents in the war, she was raised by the Sisters of the Catholic Church. Upon leaving the convent, she taught Kindergarten in Poland until she met Jozef Kurys through a series of letters from Canada. When Dad asked her to come to Canada, she accepted and married on January 13, 1962 in Souris. The same year, she gave birth to her only son Tom. Gabby worked various jobs in Souris; The Riverbend Nursing Home, the Chocolate Shop and the Souris District Hospital. Her first husband Jozef passed on February 21, 1975 and Mom moved to Brandon in 1977. In 1980, she met Lawrence Paramor and they were married on April 11, 1981. From that time, Mom stayed home and looked after things, always baking and helping with the gardens for the next 31 years. When Lawrence passed, Mom made the choice to move from her home to Fairview Personal Care Home where she continued to enjoy life and the wonderful staff who took care of her. She always had a joke or a trick to play on those who meant so much to her. Gabriela is survived by her loving son Tom (fiancée Lori Carlisle) of Brandon and two granddaughters, Andrea (Dr. Ryan Hurst) of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Jennifer Boucher of Minot, North Dakota. Prayers will be said at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church, 227-11th Street, Brandon on Tuesday March 18, 2014 (TODAY) at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Fr. Philip Malayil officiating. Interment will follow at the Souris Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gabby may be made to the Heart &Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
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DIXON: Charles Clifton Dixon passed away at the age of 77 years at the Boissevain Hospital on March 12, 2014. He is survived by his children Ian (Kelly) and Michele (Willy), grandchildren Camille, Keith and Alex, sister Harriet and brother-in-law Paul Hart, sister-in-law Dorothy and nieces and nephews Nancy, Jeff, and Nathaniel. Chuck was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he grew up on a farm north of Morris. He was educated in Silver Plains and Morris schools, and thereafter attended the University of Manitoba and the University of Montana. After graduation, Chuck began his career with the Province of Manitoba as a Habitat Specialist. He was a wildlife management biologist with a special interest in agriculture, and he enjoyed tackling projects to develop marginal farmland into wildlife conservation applications. In 1988, he began writing a weekly column on wildlife which was published in a number of rural newspapers. Since his retirement in 1995, Chuck spent much of his time at his home located on his unique quarter section adjacent to the Turtle Mountain Provincial Park. He greatly enjoyed living there and developed a diverse network of friends in the area. In accordance with Chuck’s wishes, a funeral service will be held later this spring in Boissevain. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Meyer Nell and the nursing staff at the Boissevain Health Centre for their special care of Chuck.
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CUPPLES: Pipe Major Alexander Muir Cupples. The family regrets to announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Alex Cupples, husband of the late Janet Cupples and father of Alex, Lynn, Ian and Douglas, in his 91st year, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre,Brandon. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Harvey Hurren will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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BULLOCH: Orville William Bulloch, age 88, beloved husband of the late Evelyn Bulloch, Dad to Wayne and Carol died at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on March 14, 2014. Funeral service will be held at Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba on Tuesday, (today) March 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Ninette Cemetery. Donations in memory of Orville may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association; 629 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1P6 or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; 10-120 Donald Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4G2.
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COUGHLAN: It is with great sadness that the family of James “Jim” Allan Coughlan passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba on March 8, 2014 at the age of 75. Jim was born on January 18, 1939 in Virden, Manitoba to John and Helen Coughlan. Jim was the second of four children, brothers Bill & John and sister Margaret. Jim met the love of his life, Marilyn Faye Coughlan (Lewis) and they married August 17, 1963. Jim and Faye had three children, Doug, Kevin and Kim. Jim started his teaching career in a country school house near MacGregor. He then taught at Ebor School, Minto School, Elkhorn School and finished his teaching career at Killarney School. Jim then worked as a Special Education Coordinator at the Turtle Mountain School Division until he retired in 1995. Jim was a long-time volunteer for the Killarney Shamrocks, Hockey Manitoba, Minor Ball and Westman Communications Group. Jim not only loved to play hockey and ball but loved to watch his kids and grandchildren play as well. He loved watching and being with his grandchildren. Jim is predeceased by his parents, John and Helen and his brothers Bill and John. Jim is survived by his wife: Faye, children: Doug (Sandy) Coughlan of Dauphin, Kevin (Sharon) Coughlan of Winnipeg and Kim (Larry) Shackel of Killarney. Grandchildren: Trista (Jolan) Warrener & Ryan Coughlan of Brandon, Nicole and Cody Shackel of Killarney and Nolan, Arden and Rowan Coughlan of Winnipeg. Sister: Margaret Pascoe of Brandon. The funeral service was held on March 14, 2014 at the Killarney Wheatland Chapel. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to Killarney Minor Ball; Box 643 Killarney, MB R0K 1G0 or to Killarney Minor Hockey; Box 184 Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
SCOTT: Elizabeth (Beth) W. Scott (Bland). Beth passed away on March 6, 2014 at the age of 94. She had been living at Fairview Home for less than one year at the time of her death. She is survived by her son Elliott, daughter-in-law Kathy and grandchildren Kristina, Brendan and Jordan and her sister Ruth and brother- in-law Lin. Beth was born in Brandon on December 18, 1919 and lived her whole life here. Her mother Winnie was an early English settler to Saskatchewan having arrived there at about 14 years of age prior to moving to Brandon. Her father Arthur was an engineer with the CPR. Beth and her mother were very active members of St. Mary’s Anglican Church where they both sang in the choir and Beth directed the Junior Choir. She also played the organ frequently and sang in the Western Manitoba Philharmonic Choir. She also participated in the Girl Guides with her dear friend Beth worked at the law offices of Meighen and Ccompany for many years and it was here that she met Gordon Scott. They married in 1949 and had one son, Elliott. During her many years at the Law office she regularly took shorthand notes at court due to her skill at both Gregg and Pitman methods. Every evening she was at the typewriter transcribing her shorthand notes for the lawyers in the office. After leaving the law office Beth moved to Earl Haig School and worked in the school office as secretary to the principal until 1985 when she took full Beth had several enjoyable trips back to England to visit relatives of her mother and father still living there. She had many hobbies and was constantly sewing her own clothes, which she did very well. She also played piano and organ and sang for many years. In her younger years she and good friend Edith Hayden recorded a 78rpm record together, although it didn’t make the top 10! Beth, Gordon and Elliott made yearly trips to Denver Colorado to visit with Gordon’s mother, sister Pearl and cousins Cheryl and Karen where we all had many memorable experiences and where relatives still live. Beth had a very good life even after Gordon passed away in 1977, living on her own for another 37 years with hardly a day of illness. In fact when she was asked in the hospital if she had ever had an operation, she replied that “yes she had her tonsils out in 1925 on the dining room table”. A remarkably long, healthy and fulfilling life. Cremation has taken place and remembrance service will be planned fo late April or May at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.
PARKER: Mary (Pat) née Burrill, died peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home March 5, 2014, at the age of 103. Pat was born on the family farm near Elgin on August 28, 1910. She married her lifelong partner, Harold Parker, on September 15, 1941. They were happily married for 66 years and she marveled at how they never had an argument. Pat worked at Eaton’s in Winnipeg and Brandon. Pat and Harold, along with Harold’s brother, Earl and his wife, Melba, bought the General Store and Post Office in Beresford, Manitoba. They operated it for 20 years. Many people got to enjoy Pat’s delicious baking. Pat enjoyed working at jewelry and craft stores after they moved to Brandon in the early 60’s. She decorated many beautiful wedding cakes and was an excellent seamstress. Pat enjoyed making crafts and she and Harold traveled Manitoba to many craft sales. Later in her life, she enjoyed golfing with Harold and road trips throughout Canada, the States and Mexico. Pat and Harold enjoyed playing cards with their friends and spent many Sunday’s playing cards with their great-great-nephews, Bill and Brian McRae, who were like grandsons to them. Pat will be sadly missed by brother-in-law Bill Hale, nieces Harriett Lewarne, Kathleen Levesque, Sue Johnston and Dianne Stawychny, nephews Wayne and Del Pringle, Norman and Paul Levesque, Alan Hale, Bill and Bob Sheldon, great-nephew Larry and Teresa McRae and their son Brian and many great nieces and nephews. Pat was pre-deceased by her parents Emily and Norm Burrill, brothers Alfred and Bruce, sisters Beulah, Etta, Gladys, Mildred, Rose and Velma, nieces Margaret McRae and Melva Ballance, brother-in-law Earl, sisters-in-law Melba Parker and Pearl Sheldon and great-great-nephew Bill McRae. A service was held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home with great-niece Kim Lewarne officiating. Burial took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Friday March 7, 2014. If friends desire, donations in memory of Pat may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Pat’s family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Thank you to Sonny and Lisa at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home for looking after the arrangements. Kim Lewarne, thank you for the beautiful heartfelt tribute to Aunt Pat. She would have been very proud of you.
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PACHECO: Rafael Pacheco, beloved husband of Ashley and dear father of Sammy, Akira and Phylex, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 34 years. A service to celebrate Rafael’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund established for his children at Investor’s Group, 857-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B8.
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MORROW: John Roe Morrow (Jack) October 3, 1931- March 6, 2014. Jack passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jack leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife Olga of 23 years. His children, son Robert John (Sandra Geddes), Liam & Katie; daughter, Laura Louise (Dave Davies), Julian Morrow Gray (Carolyn) & Ryan, Anton Morrow Gray, Brendan Morrow Gray, brother, Bob (Barb); nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins. Also his stepsons, Richard and Wilfred Rupp. Jack was predeceased by his parents John Charles Morrow and Violet Jane Roe; his sister Grace Imelda Winton; and Mabel, mother of his children. Jack was born in Yorkton, SK. The family moved to Raymore, SK to run the Raymore Hotel. He attended school in Raymore and Campion College in Regina. Jack articled with Deloitte’s in Regina and attained his C. A. designation in 1956. In 1957 Jack moved his family to Virden, MB to practice with Gordon Horne. In 1963, Jack formed the firm Morrow Leckie. Jack moved to Brandon, Mb in 1973 to join Meyers Norris Penny & Co. He transferred to the Winnipeg office in 1983 as managing and tax partner. Jack retired from MNP in 1991. During his retirement, Jack & Olga spent many happy winters in Florida. Heartfelt thanks to the doctors, Nurses and Aides from 3 south, Grace Hospital who provided great comfort to Jack. Thanks also to Olga’s Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Chapter for their tremendous support; Margarete & Vic; Kathy & Barry. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Manitoba CancerCare, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or a charity of choice. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of Jack’s life on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery).Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 204-949-2200.
GODON: Jane L. Godon (nee Hastings), beloved wife of Francis, died March 12, 2014 at the Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, MB at the age of 87 years. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Family Worship Centre, Boissevain, MB at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, MB. Donations in memory of Jane may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
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MacAULAY: It is with sadness that the family of Ronald Dale MacAulay, age 66 years, beloved husband of Patricia and father of Aaron (Meagan), regrettably announce his passing in Brandon on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Ron is survived by his three brothers Wayne, Ken and Gary and sister Faye, whom he grew up with in Pilot Mound. Ron moved to Brandon to finish school and later married Pat in 1971. Since then Ron devoted his life to providing for his family, spending weekends at hockey rinks and baseball diamonds with his son and always helping those close to him. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ron’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ron may be made to a charity of choice.
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ENNIS: Irene Ennis passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the age of 90 years, just three days after her birthday. Irene was born in Brandon, Manitoba on March 3, 1924. She grew up in Brandon along with her six siblings. She married William John Ennis on June 12, 1946. They had five daughters, Anne, Florence, Sandy, Diane and another daughter who died in infancy. She was predeceased by parents Herbert and Florence Gratton, her husband Jack, daughter Florence (Jacques) Tremblay, sister Florence and brothers Austin, Leslie and William. She leaves to cherish her memory her three daughters Anne (Dale) Remezoff, Sandy (Malcolm) Thomas and Diane Desmarais. Grandchildren Carry (Rae) Oertel and family, Jamie (Gavin) Reynolds and family, Roger Tremblay, Dana (Colin) Drohan, Darcy and Duane (Tera) Ennis, Derek, Angela and Billy Desmarais, Brandi, Bridget, and David Thomas, twenty nine great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. She loved playing bingo, cards, and making crafts with her friends at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Thanks to the staff at Rideau Park for making her last days a memory we will never forget. Thanks to Carry, Jamie, Anne, Roger, Sarena, Bev and Joyce for all their help in making this day happen. Funeral service was held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Brockie Donovan Chapel, in Brandon, Manitoba. Graveside followed at Brandon Cemetery. Reception was held at Bethel Christian Assembly. Memorial donations can be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 1R8 or to the Manitoba Lung Association, Suite 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
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DEBASSIGE: Ross Alexander September 9, 1940 - March 7, 2014. Our father, brother and Grandpa Ross said "we'll be talking to you later."
Ross was predeceased by his loving wife Florence, and leaves his children, Russell (Debbie), Janice Pulak (Darren), Marilyn Schroeder (Roger), Matthew, and Donna Brinkworth (Lyndon). Also left to cherish his memory are his siblings Doreen Beaudin, Mabel Roy, Mervin Debassige, Bud Debassige, grandchildren Daniel, Dawson, Derek and Calista Debassige. Ross will also be missed by many foster grandchildren and his numerous nieces and nephews. Ross was born and raised in M'Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island, Ontario as one of 18 siblings. He grew up with a great appreciation of nature and enjoyed exploring the wilderness. This love of the outdoors continued after marrying the love of his life, Florence, and moving to Thompson, MB where they raised their five children. Even though he worked 33 years underground at INCO he found time to spend with his family, fishing, hunting, boating and camping, and taught his children to be loving, happy and independent. After retiring, Ross moved to Brandon and eventually settled in Erickson, MB. He continued to enjoy spending time touring the countryside and sharing and creating memories with his family. He will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor, charm and being polite. His family thanks Dr. Jason Beiko and the staff at SICU and PACU at Health Sciences Centre as well as Brandon General Hospital. Ross requested a cremation but for no service to be held. Family will lay his ashes in the spring at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon, MB. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
DRYDEN: Kathleen Marion Dryden (née Connolly), beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Dryden, passed away peacefully at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Kathleen will be lovingly remembered by her children, Linda (Al) Friesen, Brenda (Howard) Griffith, John (Betty) Dryden and Ken (Vera) Dryden, ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or to Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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