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CARTER: C. Blanch Carter, age 95, died November 13, 2014 at Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba. She is predeceased by her husband John and daughter Maureen Sutton and is lovingly remembered by her son Bill. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 17, 2014 at Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Blanch may be made to the Bayside Personal Care Home; Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
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BROWN: Eleanor Louise Brown, July 27, 1921 - October 20, 2014. Eleanor Louise Brown passed away at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home after a lengthy illness. Interment took place at Brandon Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A memorial service was held at Minnedosa Memorial Funeral Chapel October 31, 2014 with Reverends Elgin Hall and Natasha Pearen officiating. Eleanor was born in the RM of Minto. Daughter of Lawrence and Lilian Ross. She attended Cameron School and later clerked in Daisy Mathews Ladies Wear store in Minnedosa. She married army private Fred Brown and were in their 70th of marriage. They lived in Flin Flon for a number of years before moving to Basswood, MB to take over his parent’s farm. They retired to Minnedosa in 1989. She enjoyed sewing and tailoring and helping on the farm. She was appointed Manitoba Women’s Co-ordinator for the National Farmers Union for a term. While in Minnedosa she was active in the Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 138 of the Royal Canadian Legion as secretary and was awarded a Life Membership and also a Meritorious Award for her services and participation. After retiring they enjoyed curling, golfing, and camping until her health began to fail due to osteoporosis and Parkinson’s and later dementia. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Norma Nordlinger, son Harold Lorne, daughter Norma Aileen and granddaughter Treena Marie. She is survived by her husband Fred, daughter Erla (Earl) Strong, son Dennis (Janet), three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The staff in the hospitals and the care home where she was a patient are deeply appreciated by her family for their understanding and professional care. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
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TSCHETTER: George Tschetter, age 82 years, died November 10, 2014 at the Tri-Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. George was predeceased by his wife Jeannine and sons Ron & Barry. He is lovingly remembered by his son Blake. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church, Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association; 727B 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
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COCHRANE: A. Leigh Cochrane; of Hamiota, MB; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in his 76th year. A graveside service will be held at the Hamiota Cemetery in the Spring 2015. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Leigh’s memory to the Hamiota Golf Club, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. 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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DEBATTISTA: William passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, November 8, 2014 with family at his side. William was born November 21, 1915 in Tarxen, Malta. He was indentured at age 16 to apprentice in the occupation of Engine Fitter and fulfilled his contract six years later. In 1940, he married Ida Tonna and had two daughters and a son. William immigrated to Canada in 1948 to take up employment with the Canadian General Electric. He and his family settled in Peterborough, Ontario where he and Ida had two more daughters. He continued working for the CGE until his retirement in 1978. Shortly after his retirement, he moved to his cottage near Bancroft, Ontario where he spent many years rebuilding his new home and enjoyed family, friends and fishing. When he sold his cottage, he lived for a brief period of time in Ottawa with his grandson, Shawn, before moving to Brandon in 1996 to spend the last 18 years of his life with daughter Christine and her family. He watched his granddaughters Stephanie and Rachel grow up to have families of their own and always had smiles for his great-grandchildren, especially when they raced to get "Papa Bill" for supper. William was pre-deceased by his wife Ida, son-in-law Tom Markwick and grandson Nicky Truttman. He is survived by daughter Mary and husband Ted Buehler, daughter Doris Markwick, son Reny and wife Jo-Anne Debattista, daughter Joyce Truttman and Malcolm McCallum, and daughter Christine and husband Rick Sharpe. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Louise, Frank, Jeremy, Kathy, Shawn, Brenda, Jennifer, Laurie, Teri, Stephanie, and Rachel as well as 17 great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Mark, Laura, Shelby, Benjamin, Lindsay, Emma, Victoria, Emily Leeann, Nicholas, Bostyn, Anglin, Emily Jade, Lily, Sadie, Zoey, and Bentley. A private graveside service for family will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Donations in memory of William may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SHERMAN: Linda Loris Sherman (nee Berry).Linda Sherman of Brandon, MB formerly of Cypress River, MB, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 64 years. Left to mourn Linda’s passing are her children Loris-Lynne Desmarais and Keith Sherman, both of Brandon, MB, step-daughter Deb Sherman & step-granddaughter Janell of Rivers, MB. Also left to mourn Linda’s passing are her mother Helga Berry, brother Ed (Betty) Berry of Cypress River, MB, and sisters Wendy Law of Glenboro, MB and Connie Reykdal of Red Deer, AB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Linda was predeceased by her father George Berry and brother -in-law Lyal Reykdal. Funeral Service will be held in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2014, with Pastor Harry Friesen officiating. Interment to follow in the Glencoe Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to Special Olympics Manitoba, 1645B - 18th Street, P.O. Box 20149 Brandon, MB R7A 6Y8, COR Enterprises, 364 Park Ave E, Brandon, MB R7A 7A8, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
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ROWAN: Lorna Jean Rowan; beloved wife of the late Neil Rowan; mother of Judy (Blair) Rowan Kidd, Linda (Doug) Rowan Wilson, the late Eddie Rowan; grandmother of Josh Tyler Rowan, and Kaylee-Anne Rowan; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 82 years of age. Funeral service will be held at the Miniota United Church, Miniota, MB on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:00pm with interment following in the Miniota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lorna’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1-800 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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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CRIDDLE: Paul Criddle of Brandon, beloved husband of Margaret Hawrysh and dear father of Marg, Barb, Frank, Dixon, Ray and Russ, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the age of 92 years. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul may be made to the Citizens on Patrol Police Service (COPPS,) 1020 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 1A9 or to the Virden Pet Network, Box 925, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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BOLDUC: Margaret Bolduc beloved wife of the late Lloyd Bolduc died on November 6, 2014 at the Bren Del Win Lodge in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 89. Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the St. Antoninus Catholic Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery. Donations in memory of Margaret to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.com. Smith’s Funeral Home(204) 747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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CRIDDLE: Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday November 8, 2014, at the age of 75 years, Carold Louise Criddle (nee Hoadley) of Brandon, formerly of Wawanesa, MB. Carold leaves to mourn her passing her children Bill (Ida) Criddle of Brandon, Donald (Tami) Criddle of Souris MB, Luanne (Carl) Gibb of Wawanesa, Patty (Roman) Rehor of Alexander MB, son-in-law Tom Lazor of Glenella MB as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members. Carold was predeceased by her husband David in 1997 and by her daughter Beatrice Lazor. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Criddle Family Cemetery, with Shirley McBurney officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, 210-375 York Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J3 or to a charity of one’s choice.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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HAMMOND: Myrtle Hammond, beloved wife of Maurice Hammond of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre on Friday; November 7, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A Private Family service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Virden and Area Palliative Care or the Brandon Humane Society in memory of Myrtle.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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NICOL: Surrounded by her loving family Margery Ruth (Rea) Nicol was released from her valiant struggle with cancer on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. With bravery and determination Mom held her final breath until all her children arrived at her side. When her last daughter arrived in her arms Mom quietly slipped away. Words cannot express the void left by her parting; she was deeply loved and is dearly missed every moment of every day. Mom told us that where she was going was a beautiful place and that her own mother was waiting for her to arrive. Now we, her family and friends, must take solace in knowing that she is free from pain and burden, no doubt drinking tea and playing cards with those who have gone before her – an angel to watch over all of us. Daughter of Verna Edith James and Kenneth Edward Rea, Mom was born April 25th, 1938, in Deloraine, Manitoba. Sister to Jim, Don, Keith, Doreen, Louise, Howard and Ida Mae, she was the sixth of eight children from this Rea clan of Goodlands, Manitoba. There were many tales to be heard about her childhood experiences when she could be coerced into recounting them. Her family narratives were often shared on a “need to know” basis, the parameters of which she set and implemented. Mom had many fond memories of time spent with her grandparents whom she felt a great affinity for. Family movement and a great distaste for school resulted in her receiving her formal education in Goodlands, Carberry, and Deloraine. Despite her quick wit and intelligence, unkind teachers who falsely marked her ability as limited and fist-fights with classmates in defence of her family’s honour made each daily journey no easy feat. No wonder she spoke of frequently hiding in a ditch along her way to the dreaded classroom. Her chapter as Wife to John Douglas Nicol began November 15th, 1958, at the tender age of 20. This entailed being a Caregiver to members of her new family and a rapid shift to farm life. Together Mom and Dad transitioned a mixed farm into a dairy operation, and later with the help of their children, created MarJay Holsteins – a humble yet very precious space northwest of Brandon. Every child, grandchild, niece, nephew, and child-hood friend who has spent time at “The Farm” has memories to be shared! Mother to Wanda, Lynn, Jackie, and Doug, Mother-In-Law to Bob Brereton, Dane Samuel, Brad Wells, and Dava Dixon, Mom has left a legacy with her children: the absolute healing power of love; the supremacy of the bonds cemented in family; the recompense of meeting, greeting, and conversing with strangers; and the rugged surety generated through acknowledging, embracing and accepting people for who they are and life’s situations for what they are – as they are. Her humour, compassion, and colourful presence became imbued in another generation when she became Grandmother to Lindsay, Delaney, Kyle, DeLohnni, Taylor, Tessa, Nakeesha, Lauren and Shae. Music, hockey, athletics, dance, song, and travel became exploits and adventures she would learn to navigate in support of her grandchildren. Aunt to many Rea and Nicol children, Sister-In-Law to her siblings’ partners and her husband’s siblings; Friend to all who took the time to get to know her - perhaps through the dairy industry, the 4-H program, The Foresters, or league bowling, as a parent or grandparent at a school function, or, later, as a member of the Red Hats or Seniors for Seniors – or perhaps just through a serendipitous conversation while waiting in a line-up somewhere; Mom became readily endeared to those who met her. To know our Mom was to appreciate this woman for who she was. Though cast from humble beginnings, her spirit and gregarious presence were larger than life. Her affinity for simple things was contagious and her effervescent, colourful character, sparkle, charm, and humour were infectious. Her “piss and vinegar” outlook on life is one we all can embrace and call upon in our own lives.
Good bye Mom. Enjoy paradise – you deserve it! Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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MOIR: We regret to announce the passing of Stuart Taylor Moir on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born April 24th, 1931, Stuart spent his first few years in Alberta before he and his parents, Robert and Olive Moir (nee Taylor) and brother Bruce found their way to Manitoba. They acquired land between Minnedosa and Rapid City, where they were late pioneers. Based on childhood memories of clearing their land, some of Dad’s favourite stories were about axes and skills with dynamite. In 1960, Stuart married and is survived by Marion Margaret Elaine Faulkner, a native of Nova Scotia then in training at the Brandon Mental Hospital. They had 54 great years together and Dad recently told Mom that he hoped for 50 more. Stuart and Marion had two sons – Kirk and Jeff. Kirk’s family lives in New Westminster, BC, and is made up of his wife Shammi and two boys, Mitchell and Russell. Jeff lives in Toronto with his wife Judy and two children, Gillian and Robert. Stuart Moir loved and was proud of his family and his Scottish heritage, as a Gordon Clansman. He was a strong man, was committed to being of service to his friends and his community, and will be missed by many. A private family graveside ceremony was held at Minnedosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stuart would be gratefully accepted to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, 300 Commonwealth Way, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5Y5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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