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KEEN: Wilfred R. “Wilf” Keen, beloved husband of the late Faye Keen died on April 12, 2015 at Boundary Trails Health Centre at the age of 81. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Manitou, MB at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Manitou Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wilf may be made to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation; Box 2000 Stn Main, Winkler, Manitoba, R6W 1H8.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Wheatland Funearl Service(204)825-2848 www.wheatlandfs.com
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MORRIS: Ivy, 90 years old, beloved wife of the late Donald Morris, mother of Lynne Locke and the late Larry Morris, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Souris Legion Club Room. In memory of Ivy donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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MITCHELL: Keith Stuart. February 13, 1929 - April 11, 2015. It is with deep sorrow that the family of Mr. Keith Mitchell announces his passing at the age of 86. Keith died unexpectedly, but peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 11, with his beloved wife at his side. Left to mourn are his wife Ethel M. (nee: Robertson); his children: Gordon (Clare Everest) of Vancouver, Bob (Joanne Dixon) of Calgary, Cindy (Kurt Saunders) of Ottawa, Nancy (Mark) Addison of Jasper, and Jim (Lizanne Hilton) of Burlington; his step-children Gordon Lawson (Phyllis) of Cape Coral, Florida and Marilyn Walorny of Beamsville; and his 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom he cherished. They are: Marit (Toronto),Charlotte (London U.K.),and Joey Mitchell (Vancouver) Karl (Nanaimo), Ian and Keith Mitchell (Edmonton) Denison Saunders (Ottawa), Matthew, Bernice, Clare and Luke Addison (Jasper) Kendall (Toronto), Gordon and Will Mitchell (Burlington) Daniel (Rebeccah) Lawson, great grandchildren Josh, Jenna & Ben (Springfield, MO) Peter (Molly) Lawson (Tulsa, OK) Stephen, Samara, Krystana, and Alexandra Walorny (Beamsville, ON). Keith will be greatly missed by his brother Hugh (Elonna) of Vancouver. Keith was predeceased by his brother Denison and son-in-law Steve Walorny. Keith's best friend Clair Murray passed away last November. Keith will also be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews and his many friends. Keith was born in Brandon, Manitoba and lived the first 42 years of his life there. His working life in Brandon centred around the family’s GM dealership Western Motors Ltd. In 1971, he and Ethel moved to the Niagara region where Keith spent more than 20 years as President and CEO of CAA Niagara, St. Catharines. After retiring at 65, Keith and Ethel have been residing in Fonthill, Ontario. Keith enjoyed traveling the world with Ethel and his many CAA colleagues. He loved curling and golf as well as playing cards with his friends. Keith and Ethel rescued many dogs through the years, taking them in when others had abandoned them. He loved all dogs and they loved him, and his heart broke each time he had to say good-bye. Keith's incredible memory and keen intellect lent themselves to a wry sense of humour. Keith was a devoted husband, father and friend. At Keith's request cremation has taken place. The memorial service to honour Keith's life will take place today at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. A reception will follow at the Lookout Point Golf Course. The interment of Keith's ashes will take place in August in Brandon, Manitoba. A “celebration of life” will be held after at Clear Lake, in Riding Mountain National Park. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a The Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be placed at www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca
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MARJERISON: John Marjerison, of Brandon, formerly of Elphinstone, age 58 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 13, 2015. John is survived by his loving wife, Morag. The Ceremony to Celebrate John's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. If friends wish, donations in memory of John may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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KOZACK: Patricia Diana (Pat) passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on April 10, 2015. Pat was the eldest child and loving daughter of the late Adam and Irene Kozack. She was born September 30, 1949 in Russell, Manitoba and lived on a farm with her parents and two brothers, Dennis and Terry, until they moved to Brandon. She spent her childhood and teenage years in Brandon. After graduating from high school, Pat did some travelling and settled in Winnipeg. She became a licensed optician and worked for 30 years for Cristall Opticians. Being a natural people person, she loved her work. Throughout her career, she had the opportunity to meet a few celebrities over the years who required her expertise, in addition to her regular customers. Another highlight for Pat was the purchase of a condo. Her home was always open for family to visit and a place to stay for medical appointments. Pat always made friends and relatives feel welcome. When her parents visited, she enjoyed shopping with her mother. Occasionally, they would try their luck at the casinos. Pat enjoyed her vacations, travelling with her parents to various places in Canada and the United States. Unfortunately, Pat was diagnosed with scleroderma approximately 20 years ago. She continued to work, despite her health condition for several years. Her health took a turn for the worse in 2009. She returned to Brandon where she lived with her parents and brother, Dennis. Pat was hospitalized numerous times, but her love for life never faded. She faced her health issues with dignity, rarely complaining. Many hours were spent outside on the deck with her mother and brother, Dennis. She looked forward to visits with family and friends, reminiscing and just enjoying each others' company. Pat will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. She is survived by her mother Irene Kozack, her brothers Dennis Kozack and Terry Kozack (Shirley Armstrong) of Melita, a special niece Shannon and Al Hay, their children Skylar and Dayton of Kamloops, B.C., Aunt Evelyn and Eugene Kozun of Brandon, Aunt Sylvia Obedniak of Russell, cousins Malveen Austin, Connie Obedniak- Speirs, Darlene Tanasychuk and their families. Pat was predeceased by her father Adam Kozack in 2010 and Uncle Tom Obedniak in 2012. A Funeral Service to honour Pat's life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Tkachuk officiating and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Pallbearers were Dennis Kozack, Terry Kozack, Shannon Hay, Shirley Armstrong- Kozack, Kirk Austin and Wayne Baker. Interment was held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ISAAK: The death of Henry Isaak, beloved husband of Susan, dear father to Sharen and Lorna, beloved grandfather to Blake and Kurtis, occurred at his residence, Hillcrest Place on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Grace Mennonite Church, 951-10th Street on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Viewing at the Church prior to the ceremony. Rev. Ken Quiring will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rivers Mennonite Cemetery, Rivers. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Henry to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 208, 1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0L5. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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HUNTER:Diane Kathleen Hunter (nee Rosenberger); of Hamiota, MB; beloved mother of Brennan and Shawn; sister of Carol (Stewart) Lee, Barb (Bill) Gardham, Clayton Rosenberger; passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 51 years of age. All are welcome to attend a graveside service at the Crandall Cemetery, Crandall, MB on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:00pm. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Diane’s memory to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – ICU, 150 McTavish Ave E, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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FRANKLIN: Mona Ellen Jean, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus at her residence on April 12, 2015. Mona was born the fourth child and only daughter of Walter and Margaret Franklin of the North Brandon District. She attended Powerville, a one room schoolhouse, for her elementary education. Following her schooling she worked as a secretary at the Brandon Land Titles office, London Life Insurance, the Brandon Mental Health Centre and CKX and CKLQ. She was also a Deaconess at Bethel Temple. Her greatest love and deepest passion however was as a Pastoral Care Associate at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She spent many hours providing comfort and solace to generations of families as well as to the hospital staff. Her beautiful God given singing voice was heard by many at churches, weddings and funerals. Mona was predeceased by her parents, one niece Shelley Franklin and brothers Keith (Betty), Raymond (Muriel) and Garth (Edith). She is survived by her chosen sister Norrine Shobrooke; nephews and nieces: Dr. Gordon (Joy) Franklin, Evelyn Franklin, Larry (Shelley) Franklin, Linda (Gordon) Duncan, Sandra (Floyd) Phillips, Wendy (Gordon) Brown and cousins Lloyd (Elsie) Franklin and Alvin Franklin. A special thank you to Daughter's On Call for their compassion, care and service over the past two weeks, Dr. Visser and all who called, visited and brought food. A Celebration of Mona's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Margaret Gibb officiating. A private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, donations in memory of Mona may be made to The Missions Department: Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, 2450 Milltower Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 5Z6 or to a charity of your choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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FRANKLIN, Anna Margaret (nee Rushton) beloved wife of the late Peter Franklin and mother of Brian (Val Sando), Lyle (Elaine) and Neil (Pat) passed away April 16, 2015 at the Deloraine Health Centre at the age of 91. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 23rd at Deloraine United Church at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at Del-Win Cemetery prior to the service. Donations in memory of Anna may be made to Deloraine United Church or Deloraine Health Centre Palliative Care. Complete obituary to follow.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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ELLIOTT: Barbara Elliott of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Barbara is survived by 2 brothers: Bruce (Judy) Elliott of Edmonton, Barry (Carol) Elliott of Strathclair, and sister Beth (Ian) McPhaden of Hamiota. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Strathclair United Church, Strathclair, Manitoba. Interment will follow in the Strathclair Cemetery.If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 204-759-2160.
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DUTHIE: With sadness the family of James R. Duthie, father of Jim, Joni and Mary, announce that his death occurred on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Fairview Home. The Ceremony to Celebrate James' Life will take place at First Presbyterian Church, 339 12th Street, Brandon on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of James may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 - 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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DENBOW: Marie Alice Denbow (née Chudley) passed away peacefully at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Marie was born in Brookdale, MB on April 23, 1930 to Percy and Alice Chudley, the eldest of five children: brothers Douglas, Richard, Claire and sister, Connie. At the age of 12, Marie started to work helping at the local telephone exchange. When she finished school at 16, she became the Chief Operator. When she was 19, she was transferred to Brandon and then to Waskada for six to seven months. When Marie was stationed in Brandon, she lived at a boarding house where she met Bill Denbow. They were married on September 5, 1952 in Brookdale. They spent a lot of time dancing at the Palladium, Sportsman’s Park, Mitch’s Barn Dance and other local area dance halls. They had five children, and then she went back to work as a telephone operator for the Assiniboine Hospital. She worked there until the hospital closed and she moved to a new position as a cashier in the business office at the Brandon General Hospital. She worked there for 20 years until she retired in 1990. Marie had several interests throughout the years besides dancing. She loved to knit, curl, garden and golf. All of her children and grandchildren have samples of her knitting. Marie and Bill were very active in the ANAF with shuffleboard, darts and meat draws. They also traveled to Mexico and Barbados and spent 12 winters in Texas. Marie is survived by her husband of 62 years, R.W. (Bill) Denbow, five children: Barbara (Garry) Nunns, Gary (Lil), Murray (Shannon Haithwaite), Sandra (Lyle) Wenger and Duane, eight grandchildren and seven and a half great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MacKAY:It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Alexander “Alex” George MacKay on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 87 years. Alex was the Clanwilliam New Years baby born on January 2, 1928 to Bob and Tillie MacKay. Alex grew up hunting with his dad and brothers and life long friends, forming treasured memories that had lasted a lifetime. He went on to farm with the Moads and Huttons before joining the CPR from 1948 – 1966 as a fireman and a written up engineer. During this time he sold cars with Wilbur McLeod until such time as he joined the Dept. of Justice as a Deputy Sheriff in 1966 until his retirement in 1984. Summers were spent in the old campground at Clear Lake around the kitchenette with special friends and neighbors from early May till the last dog was hung in late September. In their retirement years numerous bus trips were taken with McPhail’s Travel. Alex was predeceased by his parents Bob and Tillie MacKay, sister Ruth Hodges, brother Stew McKay, brother in-law Cliff Hodges, sister- in-law Elsie McKay, nephew Robert McKay, mother and father-in-law Margaret and Pete Robinson. Alex met the love of his life Florence Robinson on New Years Eve 1952 at the Armories in Minnedosa. They were married November 1, 1958. After 18 months of wedded bliss Bruce was born in 1960, joyfully followed by Nancy in 1964. Alex will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years Florence, son Bruce and wife Sharone, daughter Nancy and partner Don, his grandchildren Austin and Madisyn MacKay who will cherish their Papa forever. In addition his brother and best friend Neil MacKay and wife Shirley, nieces and nephews Donna, Gord, Sandra, Keith, Karen and families. Through his affiliations with the Minnedosa branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kinsmen Club and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers he made life long friendships that he cherished to the end. Some of those friendships helped him through his most difficult times over the last several years. Alex’s wishes were not to have a funeral service but an interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Alex memory may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home Patio Fund. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
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CLARK: Celebration Of LifeFamily and friends of Frederick Gerald Clark are invited to attend his Celebration of Life at the Sprucewoods Hall, 25 April 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Gerald was born in Grandview, Manitoba 25 April 1931, married 18 February 1953, and died peacefully 18 February 2015 at the age of 83. Gerald is predeceased by his parents Sarah and Fred Clark, his siblings Milt Clark, Cliff Clark, Gladys Morran Trudel, Hazel Fisher, Bruce Clark, Phyllis Empey, and Gib Clark, and his granddaughter Natasha Clark. He is survived by his wife Verla, and children Shelly Friesen (Rolly Boutin), Cheryl Clark (Diane Welburn), Deannie Grist (Ken), Iris Critchley (Tom), Grant Clark (Darlene), and Wanda Jones (Steve). Also by his 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Gerald was a wonderful man, loved by his family and friends, who was taken too soon, and is greatly missed.
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