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VICKERY: Margaret Vickery of Rivers, beloved wife of Wrey and dear mother to Garth and Guy, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 76 years. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Rivers United Church, 339 Main Street, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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NORBERG: George Victor Norberg, of Brandon, formerly of Winnipeg and Meadows, Manitoba passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 11, 2014. George was born to Maria and Julius Norberg on May 24, 1939 in Winnipeg. He was the youngest son in a family of eleven children. Farm life was good, being surrounded by five brothers and five sisters and lots of animals. He attended Meadows School up to grade eight and then went on to Mulvey School in Winnipeg. He later received his GED. George’s first job was with CN. He loved trains and that didn’t change in his lifetime. He spent 26 months up north on the Dew Line, climbing a lot of poles for CN and the Dew Line. George began his electrical courses at Red River Community College, shortly after marriage. Upon graduation from Red River, George worked as an electrician in the Griffith Mine in Northern Ontario. He returned to Winnipeg for another electrical course and was hired on at the Red River Community College as part of the maintenance staff. He worked for the Provincial Government in Brandon at the Brandon Mental Health Centre, Assiniboine Community College and on the district. He worked for them for 30 years. In 1999, he retired but became bored, so he took on a part-time job as a security guard and later as a driver for Hallcon for the next 11 plus years. He was still active with the company at the time of his death. George really loved driving for Hallcon especially because he was once again around trains. George belonged to and was active in Civil Air Search and Rescue Association and the Brandon Flying Club. He loved flying and everything pertaining to it. His first pilot's licence was for an ultralight plane and later earned his recreational pilot’s licence. George flew as much as possible and enjoyed the opportunity to take family and friends for a ride. He loved trains, planes and vans. George enjoyed travelling which included trips to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, South America, the United States as well as several times across Canada. George also loved camping, gardening and working in his yard. The sparrows were special and feeding them was important to him. He was the only one we know who made sure the bird bath had water – not ice. George's family was very important to him and he felt blessed by his wonderful grandchildren, Heather, Julia and Kai. George is survived by his wife, Olive, of 48 years; daughters Dianne (Roy Norris) and Carole (Doug Learning); grandchildren, Heather and Julia Norris and Kai Learning; a brother Gunnar (Delphie); two sisters Regina Taylor and Ruth Nordstrom (Lawrence) and a sister-in-law, Kay Norberg, plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Maria and Julius Norberg; siblings Eric (Dorothy), Sam Taylor, Freda (Stan Woods), Em (Bob Farmer), Ron Norberg, Len (Elaine) Norberg, Ed (Joy) Norberg, Vi (Ralph Shields), nephew Brian Woods, niece Karen Smart, nephews Darryl Norberg, Arnie Norberg, great-nephew Patrick Smart and great-niece Daphne Smart. The Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Stade officiating. Pallbearers are Rick Norberg, Bryce Norberg, Harvey Laluk, Tom Czerkawski, Ken Fox, and Garry Gerrard. Interment will take place at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Winnipeg. Donations in memory of George may be made to First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3Y6 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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BEAM: Thomas "Tom" Charles, husband of the late Frances Beam passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the age of 87. Dad was born on the family homestead farm in Oakville, Manitoba on March 16, 1927 – the youngest child of William & Alice (Sedgley) Beam. Tom was predeceased by his parents, his wife Frances, son Gerry, brothers Bill & Ron. He is survived by his sister Elsie, sons Rick (Gwen), Ed (Karen), and daughter-in-law Lizanne, grandchildren: Richard (Alison), Angela (Blair) Charlton, Michael (Samara), Jennifer Beam (Jason Andries), Megan (Jason) Goudie, Robin (Rejean) Tetrault, Robert, John, Natasha and Jeremy, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Tom married Frances Melvin (McCrae) on August 18, 1979 adding a stepdaughter Georgina (Edwin) Kimber and a stepson Jim (Evelyn) Melvin as well as step-grandchildren: Genene (Rob), Norma Kimber; Mathurin, Gaelan & Morgan Melvin; and Gerry’s step-children: Tyler (Michelle) & Amanda Blakley. He loved the farm, developing a life-long love of animals while working with the farm animals, especially with horses. Tom left the farm when he was a young man and worked several jobs: setting telegraph poles in Ontario along the rail track; for the B & B on the CNR which brought him to Brandon in 1948 to work in the CNR maintenance yard; the Brandon Armories Canteen while he was in the Reserve Army; General Bakeries and later McGavins; and for the City of Brandon as the Animal Control Officer. Tom enjoyed his job with the bakeries delivering bread, meeting lots of people and making lots of new friends – especially while delivering bread in the East End and Green Acres areas. He also enjoyed his position as Animal Control Officer and had lots of interesting and adventurous days where he learned “how-to” and “hands-on” along with his working canine companions – Maya, Mini, Princess and Cleo. Tom participated in sports: curling with the CNR team in the Wheat City Curling Club, bowling in the men’s league at Thunderbird Bowling Alley, and curling with Frances at BMHC in various bonspiels. They had many great times and made many friends. In later years, Tom and Frances enjoyed travelling abroad. In the 1980’s, he got a fur buyer’s license from Conservation and started buying fur, and learned, from Dominion Sudack, how to grade the furs. He met and enjoyed the company of First Nations, Metis and many others who trapped and hunted. Tom took Rick, Ed and Gerry fishing and camping in many places in Manitoba when they were young. Over the years he found time to go fishing with his sons, grandsons, granddaughters and friends known as the “Fish 4 Ever” group on the Assiniboine River. There were a lot of good times and stories to tell! The Funeral Ceremony took place at St. George’s Anglican Church on Monday, December 8, 2014 with the Rev. Fr. Chad McCharles officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in Tom’s memory to the Brandon Humane Society 2200 – 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6 or to a charity of your choice.
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Dad, Rest in Peace, See you on the river!
TEETAERT: January 8, 1927 - November 13, 2014. It’s with loving memory that we announce the death of Claudette Teetaert.Claudette, the daughter of Raymond and Celina Christiaens was born in Oostkamp Belgium. She was predeceased by her husband David Teetaert and brothers and sisters in law August and Maria Teetaert, and Lloyd and Margaret Bolduc. She is survived by her children and their families: Dolores and Wayne Howden, Kevin (Val) and daughter Noella and Darren , Dennis and Kathy Teetaert, Devin and Martine, Larry and Sharron Teetaert, Kristen (Darren) Martens and son Avery, Shanley Teetaert (David Kucbel) and daughter Alexis, and Callie Teetaert (Andrew Crump), and Lynol and Donna Teetaert, Penny (Tom) Canon and Jodie (Todd) Andrews and sons Mathew, Michael and Darcy. Upon her marriage to David Teetaert in 1947, she lived and worked on the farm near Medora where she raised 4 children. Here she spent her time gardening , help Dave on the farm and attending many sports event’s which her children participated in. After moving to Deloraine she became involved in many community organizations including the CWL, WI, Mountview Centre and Lukken Fest. Along with husband David, Claudette enjoyed the outdoors. They loved fishing, boating, camping, berry picking and travelling. Playing cards and being a member of several coffee ladies groups kept her busy on weekdays She spent her retiment njoying her grand and great grandchildren . December of 2004 she moved to the Cenntinal Apartments where she enjoyed living and visiting with the residents until her death on November 13th 2014. Funeral services were held at St. Antoninus Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 10:30. The Interment was at the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery.
STOBERT:Justeen Allana, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 29 years. Funeral service will be at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Justeen, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
SCOTT: Douglas Allan, age 74 years, passed away at the Riverdale Health Centre on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Doug was born E1/2 4-12-20 in the R.M. of Daly on December 1, 1939 and enjoyed helping Cliff on the farm while living there with his mom (Laura), and siblings Russell and Arleigh. Doug attended Robinville Country School. Over the years, Doug had many different occupations including driving a school bus for 22 years with Rolling River School Division, working at the Town of Rivers waste disposal site, fireman/policeman for Oo-Za-We-Kwun Centre, yard foreman for Revelstoke Lumber in Grand Prairie, Alberta, and truck driver for Taylor and Sons of Rivers. Doug was also a charter member of the Rivers and Area Lions Club. He enjoyed farming, fishing, and hockey and baseball games. Doug is survived by his wife Diane; sons Dean, Dennis (Deb), Derrick (Lisa) and Dallas (Kristen); grandchildren Jillian, Matthew, Brody, Nicholas, MaKenna, and Daniel; sister Arleigh White, as well as many nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by his mother Laura Scott; father Garnet Scott; brother Russell (Lucille) Scott, step-father Cliff Robins; grandson Shawn Scott, niece Kerry Gertzon and nephew Wally Poitras. The Funeral Ceremony took place at St. James Anglican Church, Rivers, Manitoba on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The Ven. Paul Curtis officiated. Urn bearer was Nicholas Scott. Interment followed at the Roseville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Douglas may be made to Riverdale Palliative Care, Box 428, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
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PURVIS: After a very full and rewarding life, Eva Louise Purvis (née Daudet) passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Personal Care Home in Brandon, MB on October 31, 2014. Among those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Evelyn Povey and Deborah Jackson, as well as sons-in-law Ron Povey and Garth Jackson, grandchildren Jana-Leigh, Daralyn and Mathew Povey, Derek (Shannon), Kayla and Alissa Jackson and great-grandchildren Summer and Maddox and step great grandchildren Nick and Dylen. Eva was born to Pierre and Marie Daudet of Notre Dame de Lourdes on September 15, 1921. She was a younger sister to Yvonne who predeceased her in Victoria, BC in 2013. Eva met her future husband, Gordon Purvis of Holland, MB, in Winnipeg at the outbreak of WWII. They married, and she waited at home for him until war's end. When war ended, Eva and Gordon lived in several locations – including Winnipeg, Holland, MB, and finally Brandon where they partnered with Bob and Louella Gartry to run the Greyhound Bus Depot on 11th and Princess. They retired in 1979 and established a routine of winters in Arizona and summers in Clear Lake, MB for 21 years until Gordon's death in September 2000. Eva continued travelling to Arizona and summering at Clear Lake well into her eighties, until failing sight forced her to move to Victoria Landing and then Hillcrest. Mom was a remarkable person. Early in life she recognized the importance of being bilingual and asked the Sisters to teach her English after school. She excelled playing Duplicate Bridge and became an International Grand Master, establishing a Duplicate Bridge club in her home in Brandon. Wintering in Arizona meant staying active, and she and Gordon played shuffleboard for Tower Point Resort, winning a number of league, state and national championships. Together, they represented Canada in the Senior Olympics held in Yokahama, Japan in 1988, winning the gold medal for shuffleboard. She loved to have fun and to entertain, especially at family gatherings. She loved travelling, laughter and being generous to her children and grandchildren. The family wishes to express their gratitude to her care givers at Hillcrest and to everyone who has expressed their condolences to us at this time of sorrow. A memorial service celebrating Eva's life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rev. Canon Jim Brown officiating. Donations in memory of Eva may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, the CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1, or to a charity of choice.
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MANSFIELD: Frederick Norman Mansfield passed away peacefully in his sleep with family by his side on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Valleyview Care Centre. Fred was born on February 15, 1914 and grew up on the family farm near Forrest, MB. He will be deeply missed by his daughter Nadean, daughter-in-law Pat, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many friends. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
LECLERCQ: Donald Allan LeClercq passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Donald was born May 11, 1947 at Victoria, British Columbia. He was employed with COR Enterprises for over thirty years. Donald attended St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, he was a strong supporter of the NDP and loved the Brandon Wheat Kings, singing with Seniors for Seniors and travelling. Donald was a gentle and kind man. He was truly a gift and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Donald was predeceased by his parents Donald and Eleanor LeClercq. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to Brandon Community Options, 136 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J4 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1 - 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6N5.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
JOHNSTON: It is with great sadness the family of Alice Viola Johnston, announce her passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was born to John and Rachel Smith in 1920 in the Crandall area. Alice married Garnet Johnston in 1939 and they farmed in the Crandall area for many years raising their five children. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Alice took great pride in her garden, canning most of the produce. After moving to Brandon, Alice worked at the Brandon General Hospital as a nurse's aide for twenty years, mainly on the obstetrics floor. She enjoyed scrabble, 500, bowling, bingo, golfing and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was predeceased by son Herb, three brothers, four sisters and special friend Ron Griffin. Alice will be deeply missed by her children Dennis (Helen), Lawrie, Jack and Lois Anne; eight grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and sisters Olive Smith and Velma Smith. A graveside service will take place in the spring at Crandall Cemetery. If friends wish, donations in Alice's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
LAWRENCE: Henry Thomas Lawrence of Brandon, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Mr. Charles Muller will officiate. A private Interment will follow at the Brandon cemetery. Flowers are gratefully appreciated. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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DARR: January 26, 1927 - December 9, 2014. On December 9, 2014 Guenther Darr passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre following a lengthy illness. Leaving behind to miss and remember with love, is his wife Mary of 56 years, sons David (Jody) and Douglas (Jo-Anne) and stepchildren: Donald Hudson, Chris (Terry) Fisher and Colleen (Terry) Kitson and numerous grandchildren: Mitchell, Logan, Dillon, Lindsay, Jalna (Bob), Charity (Steven), Charlie, Michelle (Jay), Laura (Ryan), Daniel (Megan) and Donald as well as special friends Phyllis and Murray Frank. Born in Mosbach, Germany, Guenther served in WW2. After the war he came to Canada and settled in Brandon at the age of 24. He worked at Pool Packers for 18 years and then in construction until he retired at the age of 65. Guenther’s hobbies included woodworking, darts and doing crossword puzzles, but most of all, he loved to garden and spend time with his family and friends. A private family gathering took place on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Brandon Cemetery. We thank the Brandon Regional Health Centre and the Rehabilitation Centre for his care. We would also like to thank John (Sonny) Moroz of Brockie Donovan for the wonderful service and care he provided to the family.
Forever in our hearts, always in our memories. We love and miss you already.
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BOLLMAN: Teresa Dawn Bollman passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Portage District General Hospital, after a brief but intense battle with Cancer. Teresa is survived by her husband Mark, son Alex, and daughter Larryn; parents Edith and Larry Anderson; brother Michael, sister-in-law Teresa, nephews Caleb and Ryan; brother–in-law Doug Bollman, nephew Nicolas and niece Alicia; Grandma Lilla Wright; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; as well as, Noreen Ardron, a secondary caregiver, affectionately known as her second mom. She was predeceased by her mother and father in law Mary & Al Bollman; grandfather Arthur Wright and grandparents Isabelle & Duncan Anderson. Teresa was born April 28, 1972 at Neepawa Memorial Hospital. She grew up and attended school (Kindergarten – Grade 12) in Carberry, graduating in 1990. Teresa married her husband Mark Bollman on June 22, 1996. Teresa and Mark’s first child, Alex was born on January 31, 1994, and their second child Larryn was born May 31, 2007. Teresa started her career by operating a home daycare, as it allowed her to spend quality time with her son during his preschool years. She then went on to work at Best West Pet Foods, followed by Tim Hortons. In pursuit of her true calling, Teresa went down to part-time at Tim Hortons while working to obtain her Early Childhood Educator Degree from Red River Community College. After graduating, Teresa worked at Portage Day Care until becoming too ill to work. Of central importance to Teresa’s life were her husband and children. They especially treasured and enjoyed their vacation times together. Some of Teresa’s favorite vacation spots included the mountains and Canmore, Alberta, as well as the family cabin at Otter Lake, Manitoba. Another activity that brought Teresa a lot of enjoyment was attending rock concerts with her husband Mark and son Alex. Teresa’s love of music, in particular guitar music, was passed along to her son Alex. Teresa encouraged and enjoyed listening to Alex play guitar. Over the years, Teresa made a meaningful impact in the lives of many children through her daycare work. By nature, Teresa was a generous, caring individual, who met everyone with a smile and compassion. Teresa was known for her positive outlook, and tenacious disposition. Mark, Alex, and Larryn would like to thank all the friends and family that have helped them throughout this difficult time; as well as, the staff of Manitoba Cancer Care for their compassion and great service. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Herman Prior Centre in Portage la Prairie, MB. Interment will follow at a later date.If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund set up for Larryn’s education at the CIBC, 7 Sakatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L8 or to Cancer Research.Clarke’s Funeral Home,
BIRCH: Peacefully with her family at her side, Shirley Kathleen Birch passed away on Dec. 8, 2014 at the Brandon General Hospital, at the age of 85. She was the youngest child of Dunc and Hughena White. She met Walter Birch and they were married in 1948. They had a son Brian and two daughters, Linda and Brenda. They spent their early years farming and then moved into Neepawa, MB, where she worked at Swifts and then in the laundry at East View Lodge until retiring. She was residing in Elks Manor in Neepawa. She was predeceased by her husband Walter, her parents, her brother Clarence and sister Helen; as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her son Brian (Nancy), daughters Linda (Wayne), Brenda (Arnold) and a special adopted daughter Sharon. She is also survived by her grandchildren BJ (Diane), Bob (Ashleigh), Bryce (Christina), Lisa (Richard) and Chris (Melissa); great grandchildren Avery, Kelsey, Kennedy, Claire, Hunter, Brenna, Ashley, Mason and Caelin; brother-in-law Doug Birch (Lois) and several special nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on December 12, 2014, in the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, MB; with Kristin Wood officiating. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service or a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
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