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BOAK: Howard Calder Boake Howard Boake of Nesbitt, MB, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Wawanesa Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Left to mourn Howard’s passing are his son Doug (Darlene) and daughter-in-law Muriel Boake of Nesbitt, MB, grandchildren Andrew (Jennifer), Heather (Travis), Trevor, Connie and Lisa (Mark), great- grandchildren Kayleigh, Addison, Teagan, Bayley, and Calder and brother Ralph (Marney) Boake. Also left to mourn Howard’s passing are sisters?inlaw Grace Huculak and Bernice Christensen, and brother-in-law Clayton Hunter, as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Howard was predeceased by his wife Doreen (nee Hyde), son Jack Boake, sister Rita (Bill) Garbe, infant brother James Boake, and parents John & Clara (nee Calder) Boake, as well as numerous extended family members. A private family graveside service will be held in the Minnewawa Cemetery. Shirley McBurney officiating. A time of fellowship will be held at the Nesbitt Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Everyone is welcome. If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Wawanesa Activities Department c/o Prairie Mountain Health Authority Box 309, Wawanesa, MB R0K 2G0, CancerCare Manitoba, 620 Frederick St, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3, or to a charity of your choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
BAKER: Lyle Gordon. It is with deep sadness that his family announces the passing of Lyle Baker on July 4, 2015 at the age of 79. Lyle will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Nancy Stanley, sons Jonathan (Christine) and Christopher (Tanya), and grandsons Austin and Elliot. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Donna, nephew Craig (Danielle) and sons Benjamin and Matthew, and niece Karen. He was predeceased by his younger brothers Garth (2007) and Dale (2014). Lyle was born in Brandon, MB on August 2, 1935, to Cecil and Julia (née Cousins) Baker. He grew up on the Manor Farm south of Brandon, attending both Gorrie School and Brandon Collegiate. In 1955, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Diploma in Agriculture. Lyle then purchased land south of the Brandon Hills where he spent his summers farming with his brother Garth. His winters were spent working for the Manitoba government as a welding instructor in communities all over the province. Lyle married his long-time partner Nancy Stanley in 1978, and together they raised their two sons while farming grain, cattle, and horses. In 1980, after more than 20 years as an instructor on the road, Lyle was hired by Assiniboine Community College and continued instructing until his retirement in 2008. Lyle was known and respected by many for lending his vast knowledge of welding to successive generations of Manitobans. Lyle was a jack of all trades, whose skills ranged from flying aircraft to using explosives. He was a proponent of recycling long before it became fashionable, salvaging discarded materials for future projects and refurbishing broken machinery. During his 60 plus years of welding, Lyle invented and manufactured numerous pieces of equipment for his own use and for neighbours throughout the Brandon Hills district. He was an avid reader, WWII history buff, and gun collector. Fond of water skiing, softball, broomball and attending dances in his early years, in his later years Lyle took pleasure in listening to music on his old reel-to-reels and watching his grandsons play. Lyle was a stoic and gentle soul, with a quiet smile and a sense of humility that always put others at ease. His reflective nature served as a source of wisdom for family and friends, and his soft-spoken leadership style served as an example and source of inspiration to everyone he encountered. At Lyle’s request, his ashes will be interred at a private family service on his farm south of the Brandon Hills in the soil that he tilled for so many years. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lyle may be made to the Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0S6, or the charity of your choice.
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ANSLEY: Maude Catherine Ansley was born February 21, 1921 in Rainy River, Ontario to parents Catherine (nee Bennett) and Charles Henry Derrier. He worked as a shoemaker. Maude and her family enjoyed a happy though not affluent childhood. When Maude was 11 they moved to Transcona, Manitoba. Her dad took the kids to church and her mom would stay home to cook Sunday dinner. As with many people in those times, the family could not afford to send her to school after Grade 9 and Maude began working for a living. Maude moved to Brandon, where her sister Dorothy lived, and worked as a maid for a while, then in a beauty shop. From there, she moved to Jean Philip's Beauty Salon. Maude was a hard worker and well-liked – her customers knew she was excellent at doing colours and perms. In 1952, Maude married Lloyd Emerson Ansley of Brandon. They had two children, Sharon Lea and Shawn Lansen. Finances were limited in those years but family life was very happy. Half the kids in the neighbourhood practically lived in our house. Sunday afternoons, Mom would pack a bunch of food and the family, with a few stowaways, would head out of town for a picnic. When Sharon and Shawn were old enough, they attended St. Mary's Anglican Sunday School while Maude stayed upstairs, becoming more and more involved, joining the choir, Altar Guild, Vestry, Worship Committees and Bible study groups. Her devotion to the Lord became deeper; she was confirmed at age 45, and she really enjoyed attending many of the annual Holy Spirit Conferences. Maudie made lots of notes about speakers she had heard and literature she had read. As Lloyd's eyesight worsened, it became necessary to learn to drive, and when Maude was 54 she proudly attained her first driver's license. Not your typical little old lady driver, Maude sometimes complained about other drivers going far too slow. In her early 80s, Maudie was diagnosed with macular degeneration and, as her eyesight became too poor, she graciously gave up the independence of driving and Sharon took over most of Mom's transportation. They bought her the largest TV they could afford so she could see the screen. Sharon kept her Mom active, taking her shopping, church conferences, mall-walking in the Shoppers Mall, joining “Curves” along with Marla and exercising together, then going for coffee and donuts. As she progressed through her 80s, Maude had trouble with osteoporosis, making walking somewhat difficult. In the fall of 2009, she had to move from her apartment of 20 years to one with fewer stairs. She fell and broke her hip and spent some weeks in the Rivers Hospital in early 2010. At this time, Marla had a job at Sokol Supportive Housing and spoke highly of it to Nana. In mid-2010 an opening came up and she moved to Sokol, which she quickly adjusted to and grew very fond of the other residents. In September 2010, she broke the other side of her hip and spent most of the fall in Rivers again. Although it slowed her down, she still put lots of miles on her walker. And even with declining eyesight, she still went through scores of audio books on discs. Her attitude was wonderful. Eventually, the mobility issues became too great and Maudie had to reluctantly leave her beloved Sokol Manor and in May 2013, moved to Dinsdale Personal Care Home. She quickly fell in love with the staff there and by all accounts they were all in love with her, too. In her last month or so, Maudie's health began to decline, as if she became more and more tired. She had no serious disease and was not in pain. She died in that most desired manner: warm, in her own comfortable bed, with loved ones having kept her company often in her last days on earth. She was spunky and burned brightly until very near the end, declined very quickly and wasn't in pain, just becoming more and more tired. Maudie died January 12th and her ashes were interred July 8th. When you meet a genuinely holy person, there is a quality about them which is very special, very attractive, the way we know Jesus was, and you just want to hang around with that person. And when they leave, you feel like you want to cry. Maude was predeceased by husband Lloyd, brothers Fred and Harold, and sisters Dorothy and Irene. She is survived by sister Kathleen (Garnet) Smith; daughter Sharon (David) Vail; son Shawn; granddaughter Marla Peters (Kent Bednorski) and great-grandchildren Jaiden and Noah.
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SVISTOVSKI: Adela. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother (Babcia) on June 22, 2015 at the Souris Personal Care Home. Mom was born in Bolaje, Poland to Franciszek and Hedwig Baranowske on October 8th, 1927. She had two older half-brothers, Peter and Victor, as well as her full brothers, Stanley and Anthony. Life in her village as a child was happy and full; but the war cut her teenage life short with her family and she was taken away as a prisoner of war to work as a labourer on a German farm. Surviving this ordeal; the opportunity came up to come to Canada; so with several other young women they arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, then to Brandon, Manitoba. She and her friends began working at the Brandon Mental Hospital, Mom being a Nurse’s aide. Working hard and learning a new language, Mom settled in to her new country. At a social function, she met a handsome young farmer from the Rounthwaite district. She married Raymond Svistovski on October 27, 1951 and her farming and family life began. They had five children who were raised in the freedom of the great outdoors. In between raising a family and working with Dad doing the seeding, haying, harvesting, milking the cows and planting her two huge gardens to provide for the family; Mom found time to enjoy her interests and hobbies. Mom was a great seamstress and made special outfits for special occasions. She liked to crochet and knit and gifted the family with her comfy slippers, beautiful doilies and table clothes. Besides the big gardens for food, Mom had a green thumb and enjoyed surrounding the gardens and farm yard with an abundance of colorful flowers. With Dad and then alone; down-time was to have coffee and share stories with family and friends; be it at the farm, at the Mall in Brandon or at their homes. Mom had lived on the family farm south of Rounthwaite for over 63 years before a stroke took away her independence in May 2014. Being a small statured woman with great strength and a big pure heart, she worked hard all her life and never complained that life was too difficult or too tough. She was kind, gentle, soft spoken and wise. Experiencing all the joys that life could bring but also the sorrows that would test her faith, she kept strong. Mom’s devotion in life was her children and grandchildren. She provided and gave us the best that she could. We will be forever grateful for her teachings of life, and keep her in our hearts forever. Mom leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her life; daughters: Frances St-Pierre (Nelson), Romona Courtice (Fred), Kathy Boles (Vaughan) and son Randy Svistovski. Grandchildren: Heather Courtice, Allen, Kim, and Adam Boles. Son-in-law Bert Perey, sister-in-law Stella Zielinski, cousin Gladys Grozny, best friend Christina Polnick; along with nieces and nephews and their families. Mom was predeceased by her husband Raymond in 1998, grandson Terrance Courtice in 2005 and daughter Irene Perey in 2014. She was also predeceased by her parents, brothers, father and mother-in-law Mike and Frances Svistovski, brother- in-law John Zielinski, nephew Steven Zielinski, brother-in-law Adolph Svistovski and sister- in-law Helen Svistovski. Private family prayers and viewing were held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on June 30th; followed by a graveside service at the Brandon Cemetery, where Mom was laid to rest beside Dad. Celebrant was Fr. Patrick Neufeld of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Pallbearers were: Frances and Nelson St-Pierre, Romona and Fred Courtice, Vaughan and Allen Boles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. We wish to extend our gratitude to our families and friends for all of the love and support that was expressed during Mom’s illness and passing.A special thank-you to the staff at the Souris Personal Care Home for the wonderful care given to Mom. Also thank-you to the Brockie Donovan staff for their guidance, support and compassionate service.
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VANDERMEULEN, Tom: A “Come and Go” Fireside Celebration of Tom’s life will be held July 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Brother Mikes. Fondly known as “The Ranch” 17.4 kms north on #10 Highway Marker number 73134. A Canadian Flag will be placed at the end of the driveway. Please bring your memories and stories.
LAVAL: Paul. 81 years, beloved husband of Rae Laval, father of Debbie, Corinne, Brenda and Andrea, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Paul, donations may be made to the Souris Hillcrest Museum Box 1287 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Alzheimer Society.Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
McKAY: Pennilee Tara McKay passed away suddenly on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the age of 30 years. Penny will be sadly missed by her sister Amanda, her brother Brent, her two children Whitney and Jack, as well as her extended family. A Traditional Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Traditional Services will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery. Those in attendance are asked to bring their own containers for the feast, as there will be no styrofoam.
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LOUTTIT: James. 66 years, beloved husband of Sharon Louttit, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Saturday, July 4, 2015. By Jim’s request there will be no funeral service. In memory of Jim, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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BAYES: Helen Bayes beloved wife of Art Bayes passed away on July 3, 2015 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery Legion Section. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home Patio Fund or the Diabetes Association. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
SANDERSON: Audrey “Lorraine” passed away Saturday June 27, 2015 in the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 96. Lorraine was born in Carman, Manitoba on January 24, 1919 to Francis and Freda Butcher. She was one of five children, having two brothers and two sisters. Lorraine married Reginald Sanderson in May 1937. Together they had four sons; Frank “Sandy”, Twins Robert and William, and Tim. She was predeceased by her husband Reg in 1987, Daughter in Law Ida in 2004, son Robert in 2011 and son Frank “Sandy” in 2014. She is survived by her sons; William of Souris, Manitoba and Tim of Bottineau, North Dakota and her daughter in law Myrna Sanderson of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Ten grandchildren; Tracey (Warren) Rothwell of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Kelly (Randy) Orban of Regina Saskatchewan, Scott (Karla) Sanderson of Calgary, Alberta, Todd Sanderson of Kelowna B.C., Alan (Lisa) Sanderson of Kelowna B.C., Cathy (Brian) Kruk of Virden, Manitoba, Leslie (Brad) Turner of Boissevain, Manitoba, Chris (Mike) Brown of Denver, Colorado, Paul (Heather) Sanderson of Bismarck, North Dakota, Rob Sanderson of Bottineau, North Dakota. She is also survived by 19 great grandchildren. A private family interment will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Lorraine donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Court Yard Fund 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
ROBERTSON: Floyd B. Robertson-, January 6, 1955 – July 1, 2015. On Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Floyd passed away after a long battle with cancer at the Hamiota Health Centre at the age of 60. He was predeceased by his father Howard Robertson; mother Jessie “Daisy” Robertson (Creber); and older brother Larry Robertson. He leaves behind his wife Debby Lee; daughters Kaitlan and Erica; son Cam; brothers Donn (Debby) and Bruce; sister Cathy (Ray); and close extended family. Floyd spent his life focused on his two loves, farming and family. Floyd grew up on his family farm near Elphinstone, MB which he took over with his brothers Larry and Donn. From a young age, he loved getting his fingers in the soil and making things grow. He cherished watching his crops and calves grow and prosper. Even in his last days, he asked about the crops and talked to Donn, Cam, and Tom about getting the cattle out to pasture on time. Nothing made him prouder than watching his daughter Kaitlan become a teacher, his son Cam take over the family farm and his daughter Erica become a vet, sharing his love for animals. Early on in their relationship, Floyd could be heard cheering on Debby at her sports events. This quickly transitioned into cheering for Kaitlan, Erica, and Cam in their many sports endeavors. He always made time to check in on his children and they looked forward to his Wednesday phone calls. Floyd will be remembered as a man of good humor, a caring father, a devoted husband, and a hard- working farmer. He will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered. There are so many people our family would like to thank. Thanks to the medical team at Hamiota Hospital, especially to Sharon and Dr. Kristjanson. As well as a sincere thanks to Dr. P. Czaykowski and staff at Cancer Care. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ken Van Ameyde and Lindy Lee, Debby’s brother-in -law and lovingly remembered sister, for their love, support, and expertise throughout Floyd’s cancer journey. There will be a Graveside Service at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair on Monday, July 6th at 1:00 pm, followed by a time of fellowship at 2:00 pm at the Strathclair Municipal Hall. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Hamiota Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
PERRY: Thomas Allan Perry - LAC-R91747. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Allan Perry on Friday June 19, 2015 at the Wawanesa personal care home at the age of 101 years and 9 months. He will be dearly missed by daughters Sharon (Steve) Best and Lynn (Rick) Sprott. He is also missed by four grandchildren, Shannon (Jason), Sean (Guida), Kerri- Rae (Lucas) and Jay, along with two great grandchildren Beckett and Sofia, brothers-in-law Brian (Katherine) Beckett, Mansel Beckett (Betty deceased) and sister-in-law Grace Daily as well as many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth, his parents George and Mary Jane, his brothers Edward, Arthur and his sister Edith. Allan was born on September 9, 1913 in Killarney and later moved to the Ninette area. After receiving his schooling in Tisdale and Ninette he joined the Air Force in 1940. His first posting was to Brandon and then to Mossbank, Saskatchewan, where he met Ruth Beckett, who later became his wife of almost 65 years. After the war, Allan and Ruth farmed near Margaret for a year before settling in the Northfield district in 1947. Dad loved the farm, the animals and all the berry picking in the summer. He was a 4-H leader, a school bus driver, a school trustee, a co-op board of director, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and president of that for many years. After 48 years on the farm, Dad and Mom moved to Wawanesa and, after the death of Ruth in 2008, Dad moved into the Wawanesa personal care home. Here he became part of an extended family where many of the staff had been students on his school bus route. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at the personal care home for the compassion, patience and outstanding care that dad received during his time there. Funeral service has already taken place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Wawanesa United Church followed by interment at the Ninette Cemetery.
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NAGORSKI: Ervin David Nagorski of Brandon, passed away suddenly at his residence, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Ervin is survived by his children: David (Verna) and their children Allison and Evan, son Dan (Debra) and their children Skyler and Kayla and by his daughter, Teranna. He was predeceased by his wife Lorraine “Faye”. The Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ervin may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion No. 3, 560-13th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7C1.
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