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KOLOSINSKI: On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Lorraine Lillian Kolosinski, age 84 years, beloved mother of Larry, David, and Daniel Roulette and Barb Blackmon, passed away at her residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon, on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Celebration of Lorraine's Life will take place on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. also at Memories Chapel. Rev. Craig Miller will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B, 457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information will follow.
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HALL: Helen Marie Hall (December 29, 1915 - July 4, 2016), beloved wife of the late Herald Hall, formerly of Crandall, MB, passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 100 years of age. Helen is survived by her son Malcolm Hall of Billericay, England and daughter-in-law Sandra Hall of Calgary, AB. Helen was predeceased by her husband Herald (Nov 9, 2004); son Ron Hall (April 24, 2016); and parents Jesse Daisley and Martha Jane (nee Quinton). A graveside service at Crandall Cemetery, Crandall, MB will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Crandall Community Fund, Crandall, MB, R0M 0H0.
Messages of condolence can be shared at
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
GRAY: A. May Gray passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her residence, Hillcrest Place, at the age of 100. May is survived by son Bob Walker (Brenda); Wayne Gray (Sharon); Dale Gray (Georgina) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands: Robert Leslie Walker (1944), Albert William Gray (2010); parents George and Ellen Boles; daughter Patricia James and son-in-law Russell James; as well as five brothers and two sisters. In 1937, May married Robert Leslie Walker of the Forrest district and had two children, Patricia and Robert (Bob). In 1944, Leslie passed away from a farm accident. May then moved from the farm to Brandon to raise her two children, Pat and Bob. May worked at the Brandon Mental Hospital for 5 ? years before she accepted a job in the CSR Department at the Brandon General Hospital in 1959. On November 11th, 1961, May married Albert Gray. Albert had two sons, Wayne and Dale. Albert and May enjoyed travelling and spent many happy times “on the road.” May enjoyed her many family Christmases at her daughter’s home in Winnipeg. Her favorite treat was a strawberry sundae from Dairy Queen. A Celebration of May’s Life will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, July 11th at 1:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, (Brockie Donovan), 332-8th Street. We would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Place for all their kindness and love shown to Grandma during her eight-year stay. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of May can be made to Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, 930-26th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2B8.
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COLQUHOUN: Kelvin Neal August 31, 1968 – Gillam, MB July 5, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Kelvin peacefully at Carewest Sarcee Hospice at the age of 47. Kelvin leaves behind his loving spouse, Melanie; son, Jarod; parents, Clare and Dorothy Colquhoun; brothers, Cory (Karen) and Darren (Maurie) plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws and countless friends. He grew up in Brandon Manitoba graduating with honours from Brandon University majoring in Physics and Mathematics. Kelvin married the love of his life Melanie in 1989 and Jarod came into the picture in 1997. A Professional Geophysicist over his entire career, Kelvin started with Shell Canada in 1990. In 1999 Kelvin joined Apache Canada and had a very successful career contributing to several major discoveries during his tenure. Kelvin mentored several colleagues over the years and was passionate about his profession. A lifelong learner, Kelvin devoured technical journals and took courses to stay on top of the latest developments in his field of study. Outside of work Kelvin loved to ski, golf, trap shoot, mountain bike, hike and play guitar. Later in life Kelvin obtained his pilot's license and amassed hundreds of hours flying out of Springbank Airport. Kelvin and Melanie loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit New York, Hawaii, Mexico, Belize and Europe. Kelvin had wonderful care from Dr. Syrnyk, Dr. Eksteen, and Dr. Tam at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In addition, the Palliative team led by Dr. Falk and the staff at the Carewest Sarcee Hospice provided comfort to Kelvin and his family during his final days. A Celebration of Kelvin's Life will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Monday July 11, 2016 (corner of 17th Avenue SW and Lower Springbank Road) at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kelvin can be directed to the Kelvin Colquhoun Physics Scholarship at Brandon University. Details are as follows: Brandon University Foundation in Memory of Kelvin Colquhoun 270 18th Street Brandon, MB R7A 6A9. (204) 727-7374 or toll free 1-877-282-4483.
Alternatively you may wish to support the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer where Kelvin's sister-in-law Candis Strong will be riding in his memory:
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Arrangements entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 24223 Twp Rd 242, Calgary, AB, T3Z 3K2.
CALE: Kenneth Daryl passed away suddenly on June 24, 2016 in Calgary, at the age of 76. Ken was predeceased by his parents Wilfrid and Ethel; brothers Rowland, Elvin and Donald. He is survived by wife Doris, daughter Debbie (Kevin), Cheryl (Peter) and Kim (Todd), six grandchildren, brother Milo and four sisters-in-law.
BOURK: Corinne Anne Marie Bourk (nee Prefontaine) July 15, 1929 ? May 4, 2016 With sadness we announce the passing of our dear mom on May 4, 2016.  Predeceased by her husband Tom Bourk (2011),  her brothers Aurele,  Bernard (Father Aurelle, OFM), Emilien (Cecile Turenne, deceased), sister Lucille (Denis Turenne, deceased), and sister Pauline (George Ross, deceased).   Corinne is survived by her children Dwight (Carol) Harley, Lynne Harley (Gary King), Mona (David) Lancaster and Craig Harley.  She was a proud grandmother to  eight grandchildren (Jordan Dunning, Mitchell Dunning, Zachary Dunning, Kathleen Harley, Danielle Lancaster, Nicole Lancaster, Mathew Lancaster, Brooklyn Lancaster), and five great-grandchildren. Corinne will be missed by her brother Jules (Agnes) Prefontaine and sister Gertrude (Vincent Arnal ?deceased) and her many nieces and nephews.  Born and raised in St. Pierre, Manitoba, Corinne graduated from nurses training at St. Boniface Hospital, Manitoba in 1951.  In 1960 Corinne settled down in Brandon, Manitoba with her first husband Donald Harley for 35 years.  She was a dedicated Registered Nurse at the Brandon General Hospital for over 30 years, and active in the St. Augustine's Church during her time in Brandon.  In 1997 (at the age of 68 years), Corinne remarried Tom Bourk and resided in the Ottawa, On. area for  the next 15 years of her life.   Corinne was an avid walker, golfer, and bowler in her day as well as an excellent needle worker and folk artist.  She loved to entertain and went out of her way to make all feel welcome. In mom’s last few years of dealing with challenging times, she persevered with determination, acceptance and faith. A funeral mass will be held at 2 pm on Thursday July 14, 2016 at St. Augustine's Church, 327?4th St. in Brandon Manitoba, followed by a reception.  On Saturday July 16, 2016, a graveside service for family will be held at the cemetery in St. Pierre, Manitoba. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Alzheimer's Society and the Heart and Stroke Society. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through Marshall’s Funeral Home of Richmond Hill, ON. (
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ASHCROFT: Bradley Ashcroft of Winnipeg and formerly of Shoal Lake passed away on July 1, 2016 at the age of 27 years. Brad is survived by his parents, Dean and Carla Ashcroft, sister, Julie (friend Jamie) and special friend Nora. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Shoal Lake Community Hall. Interment will follow in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. Rev. Chad McCharles will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to EAA Chapter 63 Young Eagles or COPA (youth aviation education programs) In Memory of Brad Ashcroft, C/O Lyncrest Airport (CJL5), 57119 Murdock Road, P.O. Box 55 Group 612 SS6, Winnipeg, MB R2C 2Z3, or Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (Neo-Natal Unit), CSI-122, 150 McTavish Ave., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
ROZIERE: Norman Roziere (Rozie) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the age of 66 years. “Rozie” was born June 8, 1950, the eldest son of twelve children in Notre Dame De Lourdes, Manitoba to Adolphe and Henriette Roziere. At a young age his family moved to Oak Lake, where he discovered his love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing and years later, his bride. He graduated from Virden Collegiate, and shortly after moved to Brandon. On March 11, 1972 he married Norma Louise Topp, and together they raised four boys. In April of 1979, Rozie began a 35 year career as a Firefighter with the City of Brandon. Lieutenant Roziere loved his career, his brother and sister Firefighters, and helping people in their time of need. He also loved to be the center of, or the instigator of good practical jokes, on and off shift. Rozie loved filling his time with family and the outdoors, hunting and fishing. With great pride he has passed these loves along to his children and grandchildren. The entire family is grateful for one last fishing trip with Grandpa/Dad on July 1. Rozie is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Norma; his sons Jeff (Kim) Jesse, Josh, Chloe, Nik and Zak; Rick (Tanya) Jack, Eric and Ryan; Kevin (June) Megan, Madison and Zack; Greg (Sheri) Selena, Serena, Rain, Jet and River, Daughter-in-law Marcy (Troy). His sisters: Renee, Polly (Willie); Peggy (Ken); Giselle (Steve), and brothers David, Rob (Giselle), Roger (Tammie), Tony (Marlise), Mike (Janid); Brother-in-law Bob (Sandy); father-in-law Bob Topp, and many nieces and nephews. Rozie is predeceased by his parents Henriette and Adolphe Roziere; sisters Maria and Diane; brother-in-law Bob; mother-in-law Alice; infant grandson Luke; and great fishing partner Mike Szczepanski. A Memorial Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norman may be made to the Brandon Area Community Foundation, Norman Roziere Scholarship Fund for Manitoba Emergency Services Paramedic Program, DPO Box 22096, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y9, (204) 571- 0529 or made online at
A Good ManHusband and father, loving and trueHe was always there for us.Secure and protected under his careA child couldn’t ask for more.Teaching by example the values in life;Self reliance, honesty and right.
Cheerfully whistling, lending a handFilling our home with laughter and song.Strong yet gentle, strict but fairA foundation to grow up on.To us, larger than life… he could do no wrongSo proud we were that he was ours.
Now, no longer seen through childhoods eyesHe’s still all these things to us.Our Hero… Our Dad.
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SCOTT: James (Jim) A. Scott; of Hamiota, MB; passed away suddenly on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota at 70 years of age. Jim is lovingly remembered by his wife Marie (nee Brandt); sons Vaughn (Denise) and Brant (Frankie); grandchildren Katelynn and Madison Scott; and by sisters-in-law Janet and Maryann. Jim was predeceased by his parents Bruce and Del Scott; and brothers Ross and Ray Scott. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Hamiota Community Centre at 2:00 pm with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3–824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Hamiota Community Foundation Inc., Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
SEARLE: Clayton (Clay) B. Searle of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away peacefully June 4, 2016 at the age of 93. He was born on Nov. 5, 1922 in Rapid City, Manitoba. He moved to Brandon with his parents and siblings at the age of 6. Shortly after the outbreak of World War ll, Clay enlisted and served overseas for 4 years. Not long after returning to Brandon, he met and married Loreen (Lori) Baker on September 1, 1948. They had two children. They moved from Onanole to Minnedosa in 1951 where he ran a barbershop for 25 years, before becoming greenskeeper at the golf course during summer months and served as icemaker and caretaker of the rink in winter. Clay and Lori became members of the United Church of Canada in 1951 and he was a founding member of the AOTS Christian Men’s Club. He belonged to the Army Reserve for many years and became an active member of the Legion. Clay and Lori purchased a cabin in the old campground at Clear Lake in the early 1980s and spent many wonderful summers up there. He returned to Europe on a veteran’s tour for six weeks in 2008. He was driven to live life to the fullest and kept very active throughout his entire life. For relaxation, he enjoyed oil painting, cribbage, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and watching sports on television. He was ardent fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Being with family and friends was also very important to him. Bowling and golf were passions for him and he was deeply moved when presented with a lifetime membership to the Minnedosa Golf Course. He also thoroughly enjoyed kayaking and was doing so up to last year. At one time, winter activities included downhill and cross-country skiing. Clay was predeceased by his parents: Stanley and Georgina (Pearl) Searle and sisters Dorothy and Florence as well as by wife Lori. Sister Marion passed away shortly after him. He leaves to mourn his brother, Stanley (Bud) Searle, and his son, Rick (Dianne), of Victoria, BC and daughter, Judy Menzies (Blake), of Birtle, Manitoba. A Celebration of Clay’s Life was held on July 7, 2016 at Minnedosa United Church with interment on July 8, 2016 in Neepawa. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa United Church or Minnedosa Palliative Care. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
SEBASTIAN: Robert William Sebastian, who lived 75 years of a fabulous life, left us on June 27, 2016 to join the "Antique Car Club" I'm the sky. Now that I am gone , there is a slim chance you "pickets " may have an opportunity to get one or two good buys. You boys know who I am talking about. Bob was born in Brandon, Manitoba where he met the love of his life Miss Canada contestant, Alice Trefiak. Fortunately, he had a cool car, so Alice agreed to date him, the rest is history. Theirs' was a true love story. After 48 years of a wonderful marriage, Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Alice and his amazing children, who made him so happy, Richard and children Dean , Amie and Olivia; Christine (Irwin) and son William; Sheila and sons Mikey and Robby; Bobbi-Lee (Jamie); Jill (Ken) and son Adrian; as well as his grand-daughter Dog, "Bella" and his favourite feline daughter "Missy", who walk all over his new show car without the worry of being scolded. He also leaves behind many friends , and in particular one very special friend "Gary Koo", who visited him in his "shop " to talk about cars, collectibles and man talk in general. He always welcomed everyone to come and share a drink and a good story. A celebration of Robert's life was held on Sunday July 3rd, 2016, 2:00pm, at 1350 TCH , Sorrento, B.C. We will all miss you and remember you forever as a kind and loving man. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Services & Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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SHAMANSKI: Elizabeth E. Shamanski died June 16, 2016 at her family farm near Wellwood, Manitoba. She lived there most of her life on the land bought by her grandfather Daniel Aikenhead around 1890 and later sold to his son-in-law Sigurdur Goodman, Betty's father. Betty was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba March 30, 1929. She completed grade eleven at Wellwood School and attended Brandon College for one year. With her teaching permit, she taught for one year before taking nurse’s training at Dauphin General Hospital, Dauphin, Manitoba. She married Robert Shamanski October 24, 1953 in Neepawa, Manitoba. They eventually took over the Goodman family farm in Wellwood at the end of 1962. Betty was a nurse at Carberry Hospital. She worked the midnight shift, but found time to raise six children. A back injury forced her to leave work in 1992. In retirement, she enjoyed most her garden, her kitchen, her family, and a good curling bonspiel on television. Betty leaves behind six children and many grandchildren: Robert, and his daughter Erica Sinclair; Shelley (Ron Dickson), and children Michael Dickson, Jaime Billaney, and Dana Kautz; Larry, and children Nicholas, Steven, Samantha, and Mackenzie; Trevor (Arla), and children Kalia, Tristan, Bryden, and Shaila; David (Francisco Alonso de la Cruz); and Kevin (Kim), and daughters Madison and Piper. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and her brother Reg Goodman of P.E.I. She is predeceased by husband Robert, parents Sigurdur and Mildred Goodman, and sister Margaret Goodman. A funeral service was held June 25, 2016 at the Carberry United Church, Carberry, Manitoba.
SHORT: Lawrence Holwell Short passed away June 26, 2016 at the age of 95 at Riverdale Personal Care Home, where he resided since September of 2015. Lawrence was born on September 28, 1920 to Esther and George Short and was raised on the family farm seven miles north of Rivers, MB. In 1946 he married Charlotte Fraser Blandford of Rivers. Together they raised three children: Gerald, Lorna and Norman. Dad started farming full -time in his late teens when his father fell ill and remained on the same farm until 1991, at which time he and “Lottie” moved to Rivers. Dad was not much for livestock and was glad when the last cow went down the lane in the mid 50’s. Now he had more time to devote to working in the shop where he loved to build machinery, a cultivator, two land scrapers, front end loader, snow plows and tractor cabs for himself and a few neighbors were some of the pieces he manufactured. He also built 4 different camping units, from a trailer to a motor home. As he grew closer to retirement age, he started building radio controlled model airplanes from scratch, spending many long hours working in his “airplane shack”. Mom and Dad spent many happy winters down south, mostly in Mesa, Arizona, meeting up with new found friends at the trailer park. It was there that his friend Les Dyer got him hooked on golfing, and he spent many happy days golfing at Riverdale Golf Course right into his 90’s. A proud moment for him was when he golfed his age on 18 holes. Lawrence was predeceased by his wife Lottie and sister Muriel. Lawrence is survived by his three children: Gerald (Lorna), Lorna (Glenn McGregor), Norman (Donna); two sisters Hazel Skuce and Clara Hornibrook; grandchildren Marie (Kevin), Laurie (Sam), Steven (Sarah), Kristie (Andrew), Jeremy, Maraleigh, and six great grandchildren. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.
WOTTON-WEAR: The family of Shirley Wotton will be holding a celebration of life on July 16, 2016 at Riverview Curling Club from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
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