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DAVIS: Betty Janet Davis, Sprucewoods, MB, February 1930-2016. Born in Picton, Ontario, Betty was one of five children born to Hazel and Ralph Insley. Betty resided and was schooled in Picton. She was affiliated with the Salvation Army and played trumpet in the local Salvation Army Band. She met her handsome military husband, Alfred, in her home town and with him, began the next adventure of her life; which included the births of 11 children: Ron (Lana), Jim (Shirley), Don (Debbie), Cheryl, Cliff (Wilma), Vic (Jo-Ann), Ernie and Patricia. The family has since grown to include many and much loved grandchildren (24) and great-grandchildren (18), and a multitude of well- loved nieces and nephews. She was an excellent cook and family enjoyed spending time around her table. In her early life, she loved bowling in a league and had a great many friends there. Her hobbies were knitting, slippers being the favourite of all the kids and grandkids, and puttering in the yard and garden. She had many wild birds at her feeders and was especially fond on the wild canaries and hummingbirds that came into the yard. Mom was predeceased by husband Alfred, son Alfred Jr. and daughter Nancy. We invite people to come and Celebrate her Life with the family at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of Alfred, Nancy and Betty will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Tea, coffee and dainties will follow at the Davis House, 3 Hoops Loop, Sprucewoods.
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KOZAK: Philip Kozak passed away quietly in Fairview Home, Brandon, Manitoba on May 4, 2016. Born August 6, 1924, the youngest of eight children, Phil married Helen (Czerkawski) June 16, 1946. They farmed at Brandon, then at Fairfax, before returning to Brandon, and raised three sons. Phil never missed a day visiting Helen during her stay at Fairview, until her passing in 2013. He was also a skilled carpenter before his retirement, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. A skilled cribbage player, Phil attended both the Legion and the Sokol for years. He is survived by his brother, John, sons Ken (Trudy), Terry (Donna) and Ron (Betty), and grandsons, Brent and Colin, Lawrence, and Logan as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brandon Cemetery with a gathering afterward to celebrate Phil’s life, at Prairie Oasis Senior Centre, 241-8th Street, Brandon. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.
CORRIVEAU: Marcel Corriveau was born in Ste-Hélène-de-Chester, Québec on May 18th 1929 and passed away on May 11th 2016 at the Valleyview Care Center in Brandon, Manitoba. He was a week shy of his 87th birthday at the time of his passing. At the age of six, Marcel and the family moved to Victoriaville, Québec. Between 1944-1946, Marcel held various jobs and in 1947, he took his apprentice to become a commercial and industrial electrician. His apprentice work included installing electricity in the rural areas of Québec. He became well known for his competence and his passion for his job. He was the first to be called by his work place when there was a need for an electrician. In fact, when dad moved on to another employer in 1965, his prior employer lost several clients as Dad had gained a reputation of trustworthy and quality work. In 1950, Marcel met the love of his life, Monique Poliquin (born on May13th 1932) and they were married on June 23, 1952. Marcel was a devoted husband to Monique and dedicated father to their 11 children. Times were hard for our parents for many years as they worked hard to care for and raise their large family. Dad worked long hours to feed, clothe, and put a roof over our heads. He would respond to emergency calls from work, day or night, including weekends, to make some extra money for the family. After a long day at work, Dad would sometimes be called in the middle of the night for an electrical emergency. He would come back home, sometimes at 6am, and fall asleep on a chair in the living room as his next day of work would start in a couple hours. With the help of his uncle, Marcel built the house where all of the 11 children were raised. To save money, dad learned to build a house from the ground up, including framing, cement, plumbing, etc. He was a true handyman. Mom learned to sew and she became a very skilled sewer. She made the clothing for the family and a lot of mending. Although our parents did not have a lot of money to spoil us in a material sense, they showed us love, "l'esprit de la famille", the value of life and the importance of family. We have good memories of going on family picnics and car rides to the countryside. Dad played catch with the boys and Mom took the older boys to the early hockey games. Dad was a man of example; he was a hard-worker, demonstrated his love for his wife and children and showed his courage and sense of humour. The well-being and education of the eleven children were a priority to our parents. In 1982, our parents moved to Brandon, Manitoba to start a new adventure. Although dad had health problems, he kept busy with wood-working, fixing various things, walking, biking and helping his children in different ways. Marcel leaves to mourn him his wife of nearly 64 years, Monique, his eleven children: André (Joan) of Ottawa, Guy (Rhonda) of Ottawa, Gilles of Brandon, François (Suzanne) of Ste-Foy, Québec, Luc (Gisèle) of Brandon, Yves (Bernadette) of Brandon, Marie (Roger) of Dunrea, Jean (Jody) of Winnipeg, Anne (Roger) of Brandon, Julie (Maurice) of Brandon, and Charles (Noella) of Edmonton. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Monique and Ghyslaine and brother Jean-Paul of Québec, as well as 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Marie Anne (nee Bellavance), as well as brother Magella.
We are very proud, honoured and grateful that you were our father. You will be very missed but never forgotten.
A Funeral Service will be held on at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with Kim Lewarne officiating. A private family interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
“Merci beaucoup pour tout, Pa. Nous sommes tous très fiers et très reconnaissants de t'avoir eu pour père. On ne t'oubliera jamais, pa.Avec beaucoup d'amour, Ta chère femme Monique et tes 11 enfants.”
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CHRISMAS: On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Germaine Chrismas, age 91 years, widow of the late Garfield "Garry" Chrismas, passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am. Celebrant will be Fr. Patrick Neufeld. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery with a reception to follow at St. Augustine's Square. Donations in memory of Germaine may be made to the St. Augustine's Church Building Fund, 327-4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3H1. Complete obituary information will follow.
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BROWN: With family by his side, Charles David "Dave" Brown passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Dave was born in Brandon on October 21, 1948. He was a long time barber in Brandon and enjoyed visiting with his customers. Dave loved music and spent many years playing in a local band. His favourite pastime was fishing and spending time with family and friends at the cabin at Oak Lake Beach. Dave is survived by his wife Connie; daughter Pam; grandson Carter; son Craig (April); brother Bob (Val), Karli and Jared; father-in-law Cam Fordyce; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Debbie and Marv LeBlanc, Bob and Debbie Fordyce, Darryl and Sharon Fordyce, as well as several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Cal and Ruth, twin brother Danny and mother-in -law Evelyn Fordyce. A private family graveside service took place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Glenn Ball officiating. Donations in memory of Dave may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
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LENTON: Russell George. April 24, 1947 - May 10, 2016 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Russell (Russ) Lenton on May 13, 2016 at Capitalcare Norwood Care, Edmonton, AB at the age of 69. Russell was born in Winnipeg, MB to Elaine and Elmer, the second oldest of thirteen children. He was raised in the Neepawa, Gladstone area. He ventured to Vancouver then returned to Brandon to work at Brown Steel. Russell worked at Burns Meats for many years, he was also a representative for UFCWmembers and as a Steward and plant chairperson. Upon closure of Burns Meats, Russell moved to Edmonton, AB working at Alsask Meats, then for Inovta Food until his retirement. Russell loved to tinker in the garage, restoring older vehicles and whatever needed fixed. Russell is survived by his wife Lorraine; Sons, Lorne (Robin), Shawn (Carla). Stepchildren, Gerald (JoAnne), Gregory (Lynette), Kim (Wayne), Brent, Tannis (Stephane). Brothers, Brian (Diana), Daniel (Shannon), Dennis (Melanie), Chris (Sandra), Glen and Drew. Sisters, Barbara (Dennis) Foster, Tracy (Mel) Kelly. Sisters-in-law Darlene Lenton and Jo-Anne Lenton. Grandchildren, Meghan (great-grandson Ryder), Brock, Makenna, Harper and Emily, many nieces and nephews. Step grandchildren, Brittany and Taylor, Courtney and Parker, Messina and Jharrid and Joel, Brandon and Breille, Jhorden. Russell was predeceased by his parents, Elaine and Elmer, brother Barry. Sisters, Brenda (Dennis) Lehman and Margaret Pottinger. Cremation has taken place. Service will be held on May 18, 2016 at Trinity Funeral Home, Edmonton, AB. Donations in memory of Russell may be made to Canadian Cancer Research University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB or Canadian Diabetes Association. There will be a Ceremony and interment at the Brandon Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016. Lunch to follow at the Legion Hall 560-13th Street East.
NAY: Ferne Anne (nee: Maloney). Peacefully, on May 9, 2016, Ferne (age 86) passed away at Silverthorne Care Community, Mississauga, Ontario. Ferne was born on July 11, 1929, in Kaleida, Manitoba. While living in Brandon, Manitoba, she was employed as a sales clerk at Eaton’s and the Brandon Co-op. In 1950, Ferne married Robert (Bob) Nay. They had two sons, Dallas (deceased 1998) and Darrell. Left to cherish her memory are daughter-in-law Lynda Nay Kamaan (Brandon), granddaughters Ashley and Kelsey, son Darrell (Cori) (Mississauga), and grandsons Curtis (Sylvia), Kevin, and Cameron. Ferne’s surviving siblings are John (Dulcie) (Manitou), Bette (Ray) Tait (Kelowna), Sharon McDougald (Boissevain), sister-in-law Helen Maloney (Baldur) and brother-in-law Len Hink (Morden). She was predeceased by brother, Gerry (Betty); sister, Lillian Sotheran (Elwin); brother, George; sister, Ruth Hink; and brother-in-law Allan McDougald. Ferne enjoyed spending time with all her family, particularly her grandchildren. Her interests included enjoying music, reading, gardening, and sewing. Her friends were also dearly important to her. Arrangements have been made through Tranquility Burial and Cremation Services in Mississauga. Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of life and memorial to be announced at a later date in Mississauga and Brandon, Manitoba. A special thank you to the staff of Heritage House, Silverthorne Care Community for their constant and thoughtful care. Those who wish, may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Kaleida, Manitoba.
RIDDELL: Jared Loyd “Jerry” Riddell passed away on February 17, 2016 in Victoria, B.C., at the age of 74 years. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to Campbell River Genealogy Society, 621 Island Hwy, Campbell River, B.C., V9W 4C7 or a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
WAUGH: Helen Agnes Waugh passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Baldur Cemetery, Baldur, MB. Fellowship to follow at the hall.
JACKS: Dorothy Elaine Jacks (Nee Macleay). It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, gramma and great-gramma, Dorothy Elaine Jacks on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Grace Hospital, at the age of 90 years. A longer obituary will follow in Saturday, May 21 edition. The Coutu Family in care of arrangements:
E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors680 Archibald Street204-253-5086.
SYVERSON: Passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home on Tuesday May 10, 2016 at the age of 92 years, Daisy Margaret Syverson (nee Lockhart) of Glenboro, MB. Daisy leaves to mourn her passing her son Gilbert & wife Leah of Antler Sask., two grandchildren Christine & Don (Emily), five great grandchildren, Darren, Tray, Ocean, Kevin & Hayden; brother Cliff (Lil) Lockhart of Winnipeg, sister-in-law Ruth Lockhart of Glenboro as well as numerous nieces, nephews & extended family members. Daisy was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1975, parents James & Ena Lockhart & by brothers Jim, Jack & Bud Lockhart. A graveside service will be held on Friday May 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Hilton Cemetery with Pastor Harry Friesen officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Daisy's memory to the Glenboro Personal Care Home, Box 310, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0.
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Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements.
MCKAY: Zade Canté McKay, “Wakinyan Hokshida - Thunder Boy,” beloved son of Aimee Antoine and Ryan Hayes, and brother of Israel and Landon, passed away at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 14 months. Funeral Service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Monday, May 16, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery.
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LAXDAL: Jane Elizabeth Laxdal; of Miniota, MB; beloved wife of Sid; mother of Bill (Trudy), Cindy (Ronny) Chartier, J.R. (Brigitte), Janine (Alan) Walker, Michelle (Scott) Greer; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 73 years of age. Friends are invited to join the family at 2:00pm on Friday, May 13, 2016 a t the Miniota Community Hall for a reception. A private family graveside will take place at the Miniota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jane’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 – 824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
HALAMANDARIS: Helga Halamandaris, beloved wife of Pandelis, and mother of Peter and Yorgo, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the age of 85 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, May, 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A time of viewing and visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Fr. Konstantinos Tsiolas will officiate. Donations in memory of Helga may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HUGHSON: Isabelle Mae (Craig) Hughson better known as Jane Hughson passed away May 6, 2016 at Fairview Home. She was born July 17, 1919 on the family farm at Sinclair, Mb. She was one of 13 children of Dick and Bertha Craig. She left Sinclair as a young child and went to schools at Sunrise (near McCreary, MB) and Norfolk (at Pine Creek). It was in the Pine Creek district where she met and married Harold Hughson on November 11, 1941. They farmed in the Pine Creek district until 1972 when they moved to Gladstone, MB. They raised five children while in that area. Mom was always involved in every community she lived in. The Ladies Aide at Pine Creek, quilting, sewing and knitting for service personnel during the war years. She was a 4-H leader for many years, teaching sewing and helping her sons in the beef and swine clubs. Many hours were spent practicing marching in the farm yard at Pine Creek prior to fair days at Portage and MacGregor. When Mom and Dad moved to Gladstone she became involved in the Legion #110 Ladies Auxiliary, taking most of the executive chairs throughout the years. She was also instrumental in establishing the Gladstone Museum in the Old Train Station House, plus she was involved with the erecting of the “Happy Rock” on the outskirts of town. Mom moved into Legion#110 apartments after Dad passed away and she could often be found in the Common Room working on one of her infamous quilts. She was very generous with her quilts, giving each of her children one or two and all 8 grandchildren received a quilt as a wedding gift or just because she loved them. If she wasn't quilting she was knitting afghans which she gave away readily for raffles or gifts. Mom was also a great seamstress, sewing for many people in the community plus her family especially grandkids. She sewed wedding dresses for her daughter, her daughter- in-law and a niece. She also sewed numerous bridesmaid dresses. Mom will be remembered for her baking skills, especially her butter tarts and her “Delicious Pickle” rightly named by her grandkids. Mom moved into Hobbs Manor in Brandon in 1996, where she continued quilting for a few more years. At 93 she was walking around a city block, weather permitting. In October 2013, Mom moved into Fairview Care Home where she enjoyed her many outings for ice cream and lunches or just van rides. Music was always a big part of Mom's life and could be found dancing at most of the music events at Fairview if she got a chance. Mom was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1998 and eldest son Roy in 2015. She is survived by sons Lloyd of Edmonton, AB., Hal, wife Debbie, Squamish ,B.C., daughters Anne husband Dwayne, Brandon, MB and Jean husband Garry, White Lake, B.C. She has 8 grandchildren, Quentin, Dhru, Sean, Taryn, Jeff, Pam, Anthony and Becki plus numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jane's life will be held May 13, 2016, at 2:00 pm at Memories Chapel, Brandon. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association or Alzheimer Society.
Clarke’s Funeral Home,
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