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LOCKHART: Surrounded by the love of her family and care home staff, Esther Jean Lockhart peacefully entered into rest at the Carberry Health Centre on Dec. 4, just 27 days short of her 103 rd birthday. Jean was born on the Brown family farm in the Fairview district on Dec. 31st 1911. Following her graduation from Carberry High School she went to Normal School and entered the teaching profession which led her to Lenore, where she met her future husband, WW I veteran, Gerald Lockhart. Her teaching career was short-lived as she devoted her life to her family as homemaker and caregiver. She also spent a few years working in the Robinson Store in Carberry. One of her favorite pastimes, even in later years, was memorizing special inspirational poems which she readily shared with her children and grandchildren. For many years she lived on Selkirk Street, one of five centenarians who resided on that street, before moving to the Marshall residence and eventually entering the Carberry Personal Care Home where she spent the last 8 years of her life. Known affectionately by many who knew her as Nanny Jean, she will be remembered for her great sense of humour and endless spunk. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald in 1972 and son, Eldon, in 1984 as well as all her siblings, Margaret, Irene (Mulligan), Helen, James, and Bill. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted daughter, Janice (Brian) Bailey, grandchildren Jerilyn (Dale) McBain, Ryan, Allison (Peter) Reid, Candace Lockhart, and Sheldon Lockhart. Her three precious great- grandchildren, Jaelyn, Taylor and Norah- Grace will also remember her with fondness. Cremation has taken place with a grave-side service planned for the summer of 2015. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carberry Personal Care Home or Knox Zion Presbyterian Church, Carberry.
Our hearts are filled with memoriesWhich we gather through the years.All the happy times we sharedAre treasured souvenirs.
HOWLETT: It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Elizabeth (Beth) Mae Howlett on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Toronto, at the age of 75. Beth was born on June 18, 1939 in Brandon. She was educated in Brandon and then moved to the Toronto area in 1960. In her earlier years, she enjoyed dancing and participated in many sporting activities. Beth will be lovingly remembered locally by her sisters Valerie Roberts and family, and Sharon Granger (Bill) land family; and in the Toronto area by Judy Kelly and numerous close friends. Beth was predeceased by her father Lawrence Howlett (accidentally 1947), parents Norris and Helen Lowe and brother-in-law Trevor Roberts. Following Beth’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Beth’s Life was held in Toronto on December 17, 2014.
LEE: Eleanor (Toots) was born in the living quarters of her Grandpa Baldwin’s store at Fertile Sask., December 13, 1935, only child of Ken and Florence Fisher (nee Baldwin). Christened Eleanor Jeanette, she was dubbed “Tootsie “ by her uncles and the nickname stuck! At age 5 the family moved to Storthoaks, which she considered home. Toots attended school in Storthoaks, Fertile and graduated Grade 12 at Gainsborough School in 1954. The local movie theatre and Danceland drew crowds from the surrounding area and Toots called this scene the “ultimate in entertainment.” Following graduation Toots worked in the bank in Pierson, MB, she married William Lee from Pierson, in January, 1955. Toots & Bill farmed 3 kms north of Pierson. Toots was an avid hockey fan, loved to cook, she could sew and was very creative. She was part of the organizing group to establish the Pierson Figure Skating Club and held all offices in the club over ten plus years. She worked hard growing large gardens each year all while raising 3 children and battling MS, (diagnosed in 1962). Toots had a dry sense of humor that was enjoyed by all that knew her and she faced many health challenges without complaint and with a strength of spirit that can only be known by those that deal with the debilitating effects of a chronic disease. Toots enjoyed her extended family and appreciated staying caught up on the lives of her cousins, aunts/uncles and Lee nieces and nephews. Toots & Bill moved to the town of Pierson in 2003 and in 2005 she took up residence in the Gainsborough Personal Care Facility. Here she maintained relatively good health thanks to the care and concern of her caregivers. She continued to enjoy her 10 Grandchildren and stories of their success, as well as her 6 Great Grandchildren. Toots is survived by:Her 3 children and their families: Rick (Gloria) – Jana (Les) Kaeden, Haleigh, Damian; Lyndsey (Gary); Meagan (Brent) Liam, Kyla (Micheal) Adelaide, Aavril Bob (Jill) – Katie (Derrick), Amy Candie (Greg) – Leea (Adam), Thomas (Kalina), Elly, Julie. Sisters-in-law– Winnie Drier, Vivian Lee, Betty Kereliuk. Numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Funeral services were held December 12th in Pierson United Church. Thank you to Redpath Funeral Services, Rev. Heather Sandilands, the amazing staff of Gainsborough Health Care Facility (over the past 9 years), all family and friends for their many acts of support and condolences. Donations in memory of Toots can be made to the MS Society or a local charity of your choice.
HOPKIE: Mary "Louise" Hopkie (nee Gray) passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Louise was born on July 18, 1954 in Rivers, Manitoba to Earl and Gwendelynn (Grasby) Gray. She spent her younger years in Rivers and Shoal Lake. She met her husband Dale when she was a teen, they were married on November 22, 1975 and were blessed with three precious daughters. Louise was a devoted mother and a fabulous baker with a great big heart. She was predeceased by her husband Dale; parents Gwendelynn and Earl; sister Lorna; brother Murray; sister-in-law Jeannette Pearson; nephews, Landon and Anthony. She leaves to mourn her daughters Cindy (Ibrahim) Rufai; Brenda Hopkie (Mike Grover), grandchildren JT, Tristan, Jasmine, and Brendan; Holly (Rick) Gower, grandchildren Phoenix, Cheyenne, Kaiden, Ryder; sisters Maureena, Eva, Verna, Laura; brothers Merv, Glen, Cyril, Robert, Albert, and Ron. The Ceremony to Celebrate Louise's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Alexander Cemetery. Donations in memory of Louise may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GOMPF: Robert Carl (Bob) Gompf of Oak Lake, Manitoba, beloved husband of Phyllis, father of Barry and Sherry, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild passed away at Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, Manitoba Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Funeral service will be held at Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake, Manitoba Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Don Sellsted officiating. Interment will be in Johnston Cemetery (north of Oak Lake). Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Monday, December 22nd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Oak Lake Ambulance Fund or Woodworth (Kenton) Fire Department in memory of Bob.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
CHAPMAN: Glen Eldon (February 7, 1925 - December 17, 2014). Our father and grandfather passed away December 17, 2014 after 88 good years and a not so good past year. He died of old age brought upon by bladder cancer and its effects. We know if you had asked him he would have told you he got his money’s worth out of life. The road was generally good to Glen with only a few unexpected turns. The first curve would be his time in the navy during WWII. One would have to ask how a guy from the middle of the country could end up in the navy! He did and he learned all about neatness and organization. As a family we are certain his house keepers wondered why they were hired when his place was already “spit and polished”. Dad’s family was involved in the Ag/Auto industry but somehow after the war he ended up with Hydro and along came curve number two. While working in a pole yard he was crushed and broke his back. He survived but his fused back didn’t let him have as good a golf swing as he would have liked. He eventually found his way into the auto industry and made a lifelong career out of it with General Motors. Glen and his wife Corinne ended up owning Chapman Motors Ltd when the biggest curve came their way. In 1974 their oldest son Aubrey died when caught by a riptide in the ocean off of Florida. They say it is very tough on parents to have a child pass away before you. Our parents sold the business in 1976, probably largely due to our brother’s death. The next seven years saw Glen working as a flax straw buyer driving the countryside and dealing with farmers. He loved the job. He’d buy his flax straw then stop to do his paperwork and have a “nip”. His haunts were the school at Star Mound and the old church at Pembina Crossing. In 1983 the whole family got back in the car business and thirty some years later we are still at it. Along the way Glen’s wife Corinne died, as did his brothers Jack and Les. His sister Jean is alive and well, living with her husband Ray in Trail, BC. People were the backbone of our Dad’s life – he wanted to know who you were and what you did. He knew lots of people and if he didn’t know you he was certain to know someone you knew – he always found common ground with people. He loved the area history books because he could go and look things up. He was right almost all the time; he just had to “confirm things”. Glen always loved to know what was going on. Last year a farmer asked us “Is your dad a building inspector?” We asked why he would ask that. He replied “I’ve gone to the farm four days this week and three of them I’ve passed him on the highway watching them building a pole shed”. We said no, he’s just curious about what’s going on in the community. Glen saw a lot of the world with Arizona being his second home. We know he introduced many people to Mesa. Moving on will be toughest on the grandkids Brooklyn and Aubrey and their parents Murray and Leanne as they spent the most time with Dad. Last fall Brooklyn was fortunate enough to take Grandpa on one of his last trips around the countryside to check out the harvest. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to watch Aubrey play as a “Shamrock”, but was so proud of his grandson’s hockey skills. Bob, Sharon, Ron and Carol will get by with our memories as everyone does. It is a little easier when you know your Dad had a good long life. As per Glen’s wishes there will only be a private family interment. He said to make sure you say thanks and goodbye to my friends and customers. He also said to those who left before him he’ll see you soon and to those who’ll be coming later he’ll be waiting. We close with a saying from Ron and Carol’s grandchildren
“Your Dad has gone across the Rainbow Bridge to a better place”~ The Chapman FamilyMurray, Leanne, Brooklyn (Brett) and AubreyRon, Carol and familyBob and Sharon
CARBNO: William “Clifford” Carbno was born to Stanley and Juineta Carbno on July 30th, 1930 near Tessier, Saskatchewan. He died on December 14th, 2014 at age 84, after 22 years of illness with leukemia. He was the oldest of eight children and was predeceased by his brother Oliver, whom he missed greatly. He is survived by his wife Charlotte, son Collin (Shirley), granddaughter Christine and grandson Steven. Also surviving are his siblings: May, Arthur (Susan), Wallace (Pat), Alfreda, Jeanette, Garry (Linda), sister-in-law Florence, brother-in-law, Bob and several nieces and nephews. Clifford was predeceased by his sisters-in-law Mildred and Darlene, brothers-in-law Michael, Maurice, Harold, Noel and Anthony. His family moved to Nut Mountain when Clifford was three years old. Clifford had a great love for nature and sports - particularly hockey. He played as a goalie for Humboldt alongside Glenn Hall, future NHL goalie. From the earliest years, Clifford also had a love of learning. He taught himself how to read at age two on his mother's knee. By high school, he was excelling in all subjects and his high school teacher, Herbert Tucker, had visions of him going on to academic greatness. Tucker was concerned when Clifford married Charlotte Gairns in 1953, feeling it would end Clifford's academic opportunities. Tucker's concerns were unfounded. Clifford attended Moose Jaw Normal school, first taught at Lintlaw Rural and Archerwill. Then, he joined the RCMP, and distinguished himself as a boxer. It was during his training in the RCMP that he met Charlotte. Unfortunately, a gym accident, a broken back, ended his RCMP career. Fortunately he recovered enough to walk again, and returned to teaching. He taught in Fort Qu'Appelle, Wolseley, Moose Jaw, and then for 25 years as professor of Educational Psychology and Measurement at Brandon University (BU). During his teaching career, he took several breaks and pursued first his Bachelor of Arts, followed by a Bachelor’s and Master's in Education at U of S, and then eventually Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His doctoral thesis explored how short term human memory capacity changes with maturity, and changes with jumps at specific points as children age. From Toronto, Dr. Carbno moved to be professor at BU. During his time at BU, he was awarded the Order of the Sheaf for recognition of outstanding contribution for the betterment of BU. He retired from BU in 1992 because of the leukemia illness. In his retirement, he started a computer company, Say-C Software. Clifford was an active member in the Lions Club for 49 years. He distinguished himself as a Lion, earning both the Hope Medal and the Melvin Jones Fellowship. Clifford was an active church member of Faith Fellowship Church, leading bible studies and being a church moderator for a number of years. He survived through three rounds of chemo, which wiped out his hearing and balance, but he continued to serve despite limitations. His wife Charlotte, his son Collin, siblings, relatives, and many members of the community will long miss his deep sense of compassion, generosity, wit and fairness. The Funeral Service was held at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gordon Brown officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Memorial Park in Regina, SK on Monday, December 22, 2014 with Rev. Joel Russell-McLean officiating. Donations in memory of Clifford may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, the Brandon Lions Club, #2 Mockingbird Drive, Brandon, MB, R7C 1B2 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McGRATH: Dale passed away suddenly in Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday November 26, 2014. Dale was born July 14, 1942 at Watrous, Saskatchewan. He was the only son of Wilfred and Ruby McGrath. The family lived on the farm near Watrous until they moved into town when Dale was about 7 years old. Dale attended school in Watrous. During this time, he enjoyed hunting, playing baseball and curling. After completing school, Dale moved to Saskatoon where he worked flagging for the highways department and then in a tire shop. He then began working for Guardian Finance. During this time he worked in Winnipeg and Brandon. Dale and Peggy met in Brandon. They were married on July 6, 1974 in Virden, Manitoba. They lived on the farm near Elkhorn. Their son Bradley was born in 1980. Along with farming, Dale drove fuel truck for Gulf Oil and then for Esso, delivering fuel to the farms in the area. In 1979, Dale began work for Manco Dairies, driving truck, picking up cream at the farms. Dale made many friends on his routes. After Manco stopped picking up cream, Dale took a job as the attendant at the Elkhorn/Wallace Landfill. He always enjoyed the many visits with people when they stopped at the office. Dale was a member of the Elkhorn Elks Lodge #381 and the Elkhorn Curling club. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and a good game of cards. Dale was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Ruby McGrath, uncle Ross Campbell, and aunt and uncle Vincent and Thelma McGrath, and Father-in-law Jim Leonard. He is survived by wife Peggy, son Bradley and his wife Cindy and their sons Trinity and Dylan. Also surviving is sister Donna and Les Fenner, their daughters Andrea and Allison and their families, aunt Doris Campbell, mother-in-law Margaret Leonard, Peggy’s sisters Betty and Laura, brother Harry and their families. The funeral service was held Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Virden with Father Eric Zadji officiating. The eulogy was given by Cindy McGrath and soloist was Gerry Lund. Interment followed at Elkhorn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Paull Jr., Norbert Lamy, Bill Bickerton, Allan Tuttill, Edwin Gamble and Bill Thomson. Honorary pallbearers were all those in attendance. Donations in memory of Dale may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, 100 - 2629 - 29th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 2N9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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PILLOUD: Passed away at the Wawanesa Health Centre on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at the age of 79 years, Florence Lavina Pilloud (nee Spencer) of Wawanesa MB. Florence leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Maurice, sons Gary (Elaine) of Brandon, Rob (Tina) of Wawota Sask., Brian (Judy) of Estevan Sask, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Funeral services will be held in the Wawanesa Community Hall on Monday December 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. Interment will take place in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Florence’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457 9th St. Brandon MB, R7A 1K2 or to the Wawanesa Community Foundation, Box 89 Wawanesa MB R0K 2G0.
On line condolences can be sent by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ROLLO: Bernice passed away on December 5, 2014 at Hamiota Hospital with her family by her side, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Doris Bernice Rollo (Heslip) was born April 22, 1935 to parents Sam & Alma Heslip near Pheasant Forks, SK. Mom was the eighth child of twelve and was raised with her siblings Edna, Muriel, Nellie, Jim, Mary, Violet, Lawrence, Florence, Stanley, Ira and Nelson. Bernice married Russell Rollo on December 23rd, 1952 and together they worked on their farm to make a living for themselves and their nine children, Richard, Sam, Donna, Bill, Delmar, Doris, Dianne, Brenda and Sylvia. Throughout her life Mom knew what it was like to work hard. While she raised her family she milked cows and separated the cream, tended a big garden, and canned and froze the produce to feed her family, cleaned the barn, carried the wood in and the ashes out, carried water, and hung the clothes outside to dry, both winter and summer. She washed and hung diapers times nine. Mom never complained about her work load, but rather would state she “was one of those hard working farm wives.” Mom never learned to drive as she was always at home with her children. Five of Mom’s biggest thrills were getting a clothes dryer, electric stove, gas furnace, hot water tank and getting the running water into the house. Mom really deserved these amenities. Mom loved to have company and never sent anyone away hungry. If she knew anyone was coming for a visit she would be up early cooking. Her biggest joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren coming for a visit. She enjoyed birthdays, graduations, going for a ride in a new vehicle or even just for a drive. Mom had no favorites, everyone was treated the same and equal. Everyone was always welcomed with a smile. Mom had an amazing memory for dates. She remembered everyone’s birthday, not only immediate family but extended family and friends as well. Mom was predeceased by her parents, several siblings and brothers and sisters- in-law, her husband Russell, her sons, Sam, Bill and Delmar and grandson Derrick. She is survived by her children Richard (Brenda), Donna (Dave), Doris (Bob), Dianne (Barry), Brenda (Ross) and Sylvia; by her grandchildren Michelle (Tony), Amanda (Ken), Cassandra, Ryan, Travis, Bryan, Katrina, Brett, Jesse, Taylor, Adrienne (Cody), Ben, Kayla and Courtney; great grandchildren Abi, Edelawit and Chace; by her sister Florence and brother Nelson; her sisters-in-law Sylvia, Betty, Elise and Annie and brother- in-law Neil (Darlene) and by many nieces and nephews. At Bernice’s request a private family service was held at Miniota Cemetery with Linda Clark officiating. Donations in memory of Bernice, may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
SHEESHKA: Caroline Sheeshka. Leaving us with many precious memories, we are deeply saddened on the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother at Shoal Lake Morley Personal Care Home on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the age of 100 years, 308 days. She was born on February 2, 1914 to Nicholas and Mary(nee Drozda) Borodie, the youngest of three children. She attended Olha School during the fall and spring seasons. Winter prevented her from going to school which was three miles away from home. During her time in school, she learned how to read and write at approximately grade three level. At the young age of 13, she left home to work in Shoal Lake at a doctor’s residence and then at a priest’s residence. She worked at two farm homes looking after small children and doing chores. In the evening the farmers’ wives helped her with her reading and writing. After several years, she returned home to help her parents on the farm. She enjoyed going to dances, performing at concerts and having roles in plays. On June 15, 1935, she married Michael Sheeshka, son of George and Justina (nee Zenchyshen) Sheeshka, at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olha. They settled on a farm in Olha. Life on the farm was difficult and very hard work as there were no modern conveniences and luxuries as we have today. Mom spent many hours working with dad in the fields and then coming home in the evenings to fix meals, milk the cows, and feed the farm animals. At harvest time meals and lunches had to be prepared for the men working in the fields hauling sheaves to the threshing machine. As farming advanced with machinery, mom hauled grain and later operated the combine. In 1947, mom and dad sold their farm at Olha and purchased land from Joe and Fred Michalyshyn. In the fall of 1959 they moved into Oakburn and continued farming until dad’s retirement in 1971. Mom was a very faithful member of the Oakburn Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the Oakburn UCWLC. She always gave a helping hand during Church and UCWLC events – (bake sales, fowl suppers, preparing food for Church functions, etc.) She never refused to give a helping hand to her neighbors and friends. Mom loved picking mushrooms, raspberries (enjoyed when Jessie Drul helped to pick raspberries), gardening, planting flowers, cooking, canning, knitting, quilting, making hooked rugs, playing cards and bingo. She was a great seamstress and made her own patterns for sewing clothes and vinyl Ukrainian boots for the Oakburn Ukrainian Teren Dancers. She cross-stitched tablecloths, cushions, Easter basket covers, crosses, Ukrainian shirts and blouses. A very talented lady! Indeed! The only summer vacation mom had in her lifetime was a train trip to Vancouver to visit dad’s brother. She was thrilled and enjoyed the beautiful flowers in the gardens and parks. Mom was saddened when her neighbor Ksenia Yanick passed away. They visited each other several times a week. After Ksenia’s death, Eugene (Ksenia’s son) checked on mom every time he went past her house. Mom was proud of her family and took great interest in their lives. She did a lot of babysitting with her grandchildren, especially her grandson David Sheeshka. Unfortunately, due to her failing eyesight she was unable to see pictures of her great, great, grandchildren – twins -Gemini and Willow Dean and Lillie Nowosad nor David’s fiancé Jennifer Griffin and daughter Kiera Griffin. Mom remained in her own home until 2009. At the age of 95 she moved to the Shoal Lake Morley Home. Two years later she had her right leg amputated and was confined to a wheelchair. Caroline was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1991, parents and parents- in-law, sister Anne & brother- in-law Anthony Weselak, brother Michael and sister- in-law Mary Borodie, brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law Steve & Anne Antonation, Steve & Teenie Matiowsky, John & Berta Sheeshka. She leaves to cherish her loving memory daughter Sonia, son-in-law Tony Nowosad, and son Myrcel, daughter-in-law Shirley Sheeshka. Four grandchildren - granddaughter Pamela Nowosad Douthwright, grandson Clarence Nowosad (partner Valerie Ilnyski), grandson Stewart (Lynne) Nowosad, grandson David Sheeshka (fiance Jennifer Griffin). Great grandchildren - Cody Nowosad, Briel Douthwright (partner Devin Sheparski), Nathan, Jayden and Nicholas Nowosad. Great, great grandchildren- Willow & Gemini Dean and Lillie Nowosad (Cody’s daughter). One step great granddaughter Kiera Griffin and many nieces and nephews. Pamela was unable to attend mom’s funeral. She was mom’s first grandchild. Pamela was very thankful Mom taught her how to do Ukrainian cross-stitching, pysanky, crocheting, making a kolach and many other Ukrainian Cultural Crafts. After Pamela moved to Thunder Bay she always asked how mom was doing, sent Christmas cards and phoned to wish mom “Happy Birthday!” Pamela said, “I could never forget Baba’s birthday. She was born on Ground Hog Day”. Pamela loved mom very much and will miss her dearly. David was mom’s second grandchild. He spent the most time with her as mom babysat David while Shirley taught school in Sandy Lake. Mom kept chickens in town and David remembers letting them out of the pen. There was quite a commotion when mom realized the chickens were on the lawn. David thought it was a lot of fun trying to get the chickens back in the pen. Mom, on the other hand, was not having fun! When David started school, mom would pick him up for lunch. Perogies were his favorite. When mom’s eyesight was failing and David would come to visit her, he would knock on the door and say, “Hello Baba. To yah (It’s me) David.” Mom was very greatful and happy to have visits from David. Panakhyda was held on Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 pm from Rae’s Funeral Chapel, Shoal Lake and the funeral service on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:30 pm from Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Oakburn, with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. Interment followed at the Oakburn Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. A hot meal was held at Oakburn Community Hall. Pallbearers were grandsons David Sheeshka, Clarence Nowosad, Stewart Nowosad; nephew Barry Sheeshka, Godson Dennis Sheeshka and Myrcel’s nephew Braden Drul. Crossbearer: Great grandson Nathan Nowosad. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Oakburn Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund, c/o Sylvia Shwaluk, Box 23, Vista, Mb. R0J 2E0, or Shoal Lake Morley Personal Care Home, Box 490, Shoal Lake, MB, R0J 1Z0.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to: raesfs@mymts.net
Mom was a strong, generous and loving person. She will be remembered fondly and lovingly and will be forever in our hearts, never forgotten.Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.Rest in peace dearest mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great, grandmother.
Vichnaya Pam’yat – Memory Eternal
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake were in care of arrangements.
VICKERY: Margaret Jennis Vickery, formerly of the family farm north west of Rivers, MB, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Margaret Vickery (née Russell) was born on March 12, 1938 to Mary (née Dankewich) of Brandon, MB and John Russell of Justice, MB, formerly of Scotland in Brandon, MB. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Russell, her sisters Cornelia, Betty, Charlotte, her brother Robert “Bobby” and step-brother Myron Young of Calgary, AB. Margaret is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wrey Vickery and their sons Garth (Nadine) and Guy (Lana). Brother William “Billy” (Audrey) and their family, nephew Terry Russell of Peace River, AB, nieces Sharon, Caroline and Vivian of Isle of Man, cousins Patt (John) Louchuk of Buffalo Point, MB, Sonia-june Hill of Kenora, ON and Michael Malyk of Winnipeg, MB. Margaret also leaves to mourn her five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, plus many friends and relatives near and far. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life was held at the Rivers United Church on Thursday, December 18, 2014 with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Her cousin Patsy Louchuk read a touching eulogy to Margaret. Interment was held prior to the service at the Rivers Cemetery. Pallbearers were her two sons Garth and Guy Vickery, Tyler Spring, Terry Russell, Jason Vickery and Jarett Plewes. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
WILLSON: Estella Willson, 1921-2014. After a brief illnes Estella formerly of Whitewater, MB, passed away at Esterhazy Hospital on December 17, 2014. In accordance with her wishes a graveside service will be held at a later date.
SWAIN: Earl Gordon Swain Surrounded by his loved ones, Earl Swain passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 74. Earl was born at St. Boniface Hospital on July 20, 1940.  He was predeceased by his parents, Ella and Andrew Swain and brother James. He is survived by his sons, Ian and Ryan, and daughter-in-law Allison (whom he called “daughter”).  He was so proud of his grandson, Anderson (“Andy”), who gave him much happiness and joy.  He also leaves his brothers: Larry (Carole) and Clare (Betty), and cousin Bob (Linda), along with many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his dry sense of humour, his passion for sports, his love of reading (especially Zane Grey westerns), and his enjoyment of word puzzles and sudoku. He was happiest in a boat with a fishing rod in his hands, the annual fishing trip to Lake of the Prairies with his sons and brothers being a highlight of his year. Earl’s entire career was spent with the Royal Bank of Canada giving him the opportunity to live, work and play in many towns across Manitoba and Ontario. After retiring, he spent many years in Deming, New Mexico.  There he cared for his walnut and pecan trees, always sharing his bounty of nuts with family and friends.  The last few years were spent in his hometown of Boissevain where he had good friends. Cremation has taken place and he will be interred close to his parents and brother. A celebration of his life will be planned for the summer of 2015.
Rest in peace and breathe easy.
Sobering Funeral Chapel & Crematorium Beausejour, 204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220. www.soberingfuneralchapel.com
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