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PANDOLFI: It is with heavy hearts the family of Darryl Pandolfi announces his sudden passing on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 52 years. Darryl was born in Brandon on March 5, 1962, where he resided for most of his life. He worked at Behlen Industries for the past 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends at the local Chicken Delight; many good meals were shared there. He had a love for his 1979 motorcycle. Darryl was a soft hearted man who was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need. Darryl had struggled with his health for the past 10 years, yet he maintained a positive outlook on life even during his most challenging times. He will be sadly missed by his mother Doreen Bollman, sisters Sharon (Doug) Ross, Pam (Mel) Carmichael, Cathy (Marcel) Gervais, his brother Derrick (Laurie) Pandolfi, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Darryl was predeceased by his father in 1997. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Gone but not forgotten. Take care broMessages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MILLS: On May 27, 2014 at her residence in Brandon and in the presence of family members, Zella Adrianne Mills (née Leachman) quietly and peacefully passed away two days short of her 89th birthday. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her children and their spouses, Brent and Rena Mills, Pamela and Jim Horn and Valerie and Bruce Daly along with her nine grandchildren, their spouses and partners and her four great grandchildren. Her loss will be felt by many, none more than by her relatives from the Mills and Leachman families. Zella was predeceased by her husband Dr. John T. Mills (1974), her parents Beacher and Edith Leachman and her brother Morley Leachman. Whether she was family, colleague, neighbor or team mate it is likely that Zella was also a friend as mom was truly special, widely admired and much loved. Throughout her life she was a role model to many, a woman of grace and good humor committed to her family, her friends, her workplaces and her community. Mom was born in 1925 and raised within a loving family on a farm near Wawanesa. As a child of the depression she learned early the value of a dollar, the strength of family ties and the importance of helping those less fortunate. Mom and dad, raised on neighboring farms, were high school sweet hearts. While dad was away, as part of the war effort, mom studied in Winnipeg, graduating as a Registered Nurse. Following the war they married and mom worked at her profession in Brandon and Toronto while dad studied to become a Dentist. In 1953, mom and dad returned to Brandon with three year old Brent in hand and Pam soon to be born. With eternal optimism and energy they threw themselves into the task of building a life, raising a family, and joining a community. Valerie was born in 1955 completing the family unit. The Mills children were blessed to grow up with mom’s unconditional love and direction. She was a stay at home mom who was always there for her children and their friends providing love, support, encouragement and guidance. Family time was very important in the Mills household. There are many happy memories of time spent together at Clear Lake or in the family station wagon on the annual camping trip. Mom always opened her home to her children’s friends where it was common to find one or more in deep conversation with their friend Zella. In later years she was equally welcoming to the friends of her grandchildren, many of whom came to affectionately call her Gran. Mom lovingly welcomed her children’s spouses into her family quickly forming strong and enduring relationships with each of them. In the course of seven years mom welcomed nine grandchildren into her world. For the rest of her days she showered each of them with love, support and enthusiasm. Several of them lived with her during summers at Clear Lake which provided them with gentle guidance and her with great joy. Mom loved nothing more that to have her entire family together particularly for special occasions or vacation times. The family has particularly fond memories of times shared in her cottage at Clear Lake with seven adults and nine children frequently living together happily under one small roof. Despite the crowd, each of her grandchildren was made to feel unique, special and very much loved. Mom became a great grandmother six years ago and although she had declined, these four wonderful additions to the family always brought a smile to her face and a song to her lips. Widowed at age 48 with two daughters in University, mom didn’t take long to pull up her socks and to get on with the next phase of her life. She began by recertifying as a nurse, a profession she had left some 20 years earlier to raise her family. Shortly thereafter she went to work in the homecare field where she remained until almost 70 years of age. Countless families were affected by her commitment. Numerous co-workers have spoken of the dedication and inspiration she brought to their workplace. Mom’s commitment to healthcare extended beyond her own workplace. For several years she served on the Board of Directors of the Brandon General Hospital, eventually becoming the first ever female Chair of the Board and taking a lead on countless matters, not the least being the formation of the Brandon General Hospital Foundation. When the Brandon Regional Health Authority was created Mom was a logical and willing appointment to its Board of Directors as well. Mom’s commitment to health care resulted in her twice accepting appointments from the Provincial Government to chair task forces studying health care delivery in rural Manitoba and earning her various awards and commendations for her efforts. For good measure mom continued to throw herself at countless community endeavors whether chairing the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, serving on the Brandon Area Foundation or volunteering to sit with post surgical or cancer patients at the hospital. Mom always enjoyed recreational activities, forming many valued friendships while curling, golfing or fishing. During her declining years, mom continued to be a role model of grace and dignity. The frustrations associated with a gradual loss of memory, language skills and mobility never succeeded in wiping the trademark smile from her face. She remained appreciative and kind to her family and those around her while continuing to enjoy humor and song until the end. During her final years mom lived at Hillcrest Place which provided her a warm and friendly family atmosphere. She shared many a smile and laugh with the wonderful staff allowing her family to know that she was in good hands. As in her younger years, mom remained very social. She loved people and participated in most recreational activities. Even when she could no longer really participate, she simply enjoyed “hanging out” with the staff and other residents. Her love of music was a great comfort to her until the end and many memorable family visits were spent singing together. Mom’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren along with their spouses and partners are all exceptionally proud to have been part of her family. A service to celebrate Zella’s life was held at Knox United Church, on Friday, June 6, 2014 with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Zella may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MILLER: Garry Alexander Miller, born on June 23, 1945, passed away suddenly on May 27, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Hospital. Garry grew up on the family farm near Justice, MB, where he attended elementary, then completing his high school diploma at Elton Collegiate in Forrest, MB. During his years at Elton, Garry enjoyed playing football and hockey, and later in life enjoyed his position on the Justice baseball team. Garry was the proud father of three daughters, Jodi, Jenifer and JilIian, all born in December. During his time on the farm, Garry loved to watch his daughters ride their dirt bikes, their snowmobiles and their horses. Garry always taught his girls that they could do anything a boy could do and thus loved to watch them play baseball and often brought them along on a Saturday hunt, whatever the season may have been. Garry was the co-owner/operator of Inland Radiator and Hydraulics until his retirement in 2012 in which Garry and Janice sold the Miller Century Farm near Justice and purchased a home in Monterey Estates in Brandon, MB. During his retirement, Garry loved wintering in his home in Mesa, Arizona where he found his love for flying model airplanes. When Garry wasn’t spending time with Janice, his daughters or his grandchildren, he could usually be found at the flying club. Garry was a family man and he cherished spending time with his three daughters and seven grandchildren. Garry will be deeply missed by his partner Janice Little, Daughters Jodi (Jeff) Hrymak, Jenifer Miller, Jillian (Jason) Lawrence, Grandchildren Emma and Bria Hrymak, Tyson Cloet and Abby and Kate McClure, and Tucker and Tristan Lawrence, as well as his sisters Donna (Roy) Ewasiuk, and Lorna (Neil) McFaddin and numerous nieces and nephews, and many close friends including his companion, Bailey the Shih Tzu dog. Garry was predeceased by his parents Harry and Grace Miller of Justice, MB. The family would like to thank the Kidney Foundation for their support as well as everyone for their donations to the Kidney Foundation in Garry’s honour, as well as all the care and compassion, cards, flowers, meals, baking and thoughts during this most difficult time. The Ceremony to Celebrate Garry's Life was held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiated. Interment took place at the Humesville Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Garry to the Kidney Foundation of Canada - Manitoba Branch, Unit 1, 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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FREDERICKSON: Peacefully with his family by his side, Allan Edward “Friday” Frederickson of Glenboro MB, passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday June 13, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Friday leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 70 years Bernice (nee Johnson), four children Sharon (Walter) Hilhorst of Killarney, Marilyn (Stan) Ehnes of Vernon B.C., Craig (Donna) Frederickson of Winnipeg, Thoralee Brown of Glenboro, eight grandchildren Travis (Bev), Paul (Leanne), Cory (Erica), Jesse, Noelle (Stephen), Colin, Kaleigh & Shaelyn & by twelve great grandchildren Breanne, Cejay, Ethan, Ella, Ben Drew, Callie, Dylan, Ethan, Ryann, Haiden & Maddox. He is also survived by his sister Elvina Jamieson of Glenboro, sister-in- law Alice Wallace of Cold Lake AB & brother-in-law Wayne Johnson also of Cold Lake, AB. Friday was predeceased by his parents Fred & Thora (nee Sigurdson) Frederickson, brother Turner Frederickson, sister Verna Wilton & by brothers- in-law Howard Wilton & Bill Jamieson. A Celebration of Friday’s life will be held on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Friday’s memory to the Glenboro Palliative Care Unit, Box 310 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon MB R7A 2W8, or to a charity of choice.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. (204) 827-2480.
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MATTE: Edna May Matte. Our Mother passed away on June 10 at the age of 96 years. She will be forever missed by her children Joan Patricia Campbell, Leonard George (Sheila) Campbell, Brenda Avlonitis (Matte), and Richard Henry (Penny) Matte. Mom leaves a wonderful legacy of a life well lived for all of us to learn from. She was born in Moore Park, Manitoba to Avalena Rose and Leonard Johnson on November 22, 1917. She was the 2nd eldest child of 7 siblings. She often spoke of life with her family and the years growing up in the Brandon area during the dirty 30’s and the 2nd WW years. Mom was twice widowed. At the age of 30 years, her first husband, George Campbell died, at age 46, her second husband, Emile Rene Matte died. She owned and operated the Arlington Hotel in Maryfield, Saskatchewan for approximately 25 years. She loved the business aspect of her life as a hotel owner, but she really enjoyed the friendships she made along the way with her many customers. She was lovingly called “Miss Kitty” and was known for being a fair and respected business woman. Some of our best stories are still told about the years we had being raised in the hotel. It was continuous work, but we all enjoyed the stability of being raised in a small community. She sold the hotel and retired in Brandon to be with her mother and her sisters again. She lived many happy years in her home and loved to spend her days gardening. Her friends and family were welcomed guests and we all have many wonderful memories of meeting at Mom’s in the summer to catch up on everyone’s life events. As time took us all in different directions and distant places in the coming years, Mom spent much time travelling with her sisters, and friends. She was a true globe trotter and she wasted no time enjoying her retirement years. As she aged we could see she was getting tired, but our Mother had an exceptionally strong will to live and so she did.
We will miss you Mom, but we have been left with an abundance of memories and a wonderful new generation of young ones to raise in your honour. You will be forever loved and we will often speak of the years gone by and of the many strengths you passed on to us and your 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held at a later date.
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DETTRICH: Earl Dettrich, age 78 years, of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre with daughters Sandy and Tammy and friend Audrey Hanlon at his side. Earl was born on November 19, 1935 in Ottawa, Ontario and married Marianne Gower in October 1956. Earl proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces from January 1954 until April 1992 with the Royal Horse Artillery and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3. A creative handyman, Earl enjoyed travel, good card games like whist, poker and crib and his dogs, Jo-Jo, Leroy and Patch. He spent a great deal of time at the family cottage in Grand Marais, Manitoba. He lived his last two and a half years at Riverheights Terrace where he was the "go to" guy for those in need of help. Earl took pleasure in helping the kitchen staff daily, as well as taking care of the flowers and bird baths. He loved to give others a "hard time" with his unique sense of humour and always insisted on having the final word. Earl was predeceased by his wife Marianne in 2005, mother Irene Campbell, father Harry Dettrich, brother Robert Dettrich and sister Helen Petrie. He is survived by his daughters Sandy (Lachlan) Macfadden, Tammy Dettrich (Tim Huska), grandsons Ewan, Hadyn, and AJ Benson and brother George (Joan) Dettrich. Donations in memory of Earl can be made to the Helping Hands Centre, 111 7th Street, Brandon MB R7A 3S5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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BRUMMUND: Robert “Bob” Lee Brummund, September 2, 1955 - June 5, 2014. In the early morning hours on Thursday, June 5, 2014, Bob passed away peacefully after a short struggle with cancer in Surrey, BC. Bob will be eternally missed and is survived by his loving mother Daisy Brummund, his brothers David (Kim) & George, and his baby sister Marjorie (Eric), his nieces Jennifer Davies (Scott), Alicia Brummund (John), Jody Brummund (Dan), and Holly Brummund (Dalton), and his close friend Gertrudis (Jolly) Calegan. Bob was predeceased by his father, Albert Brummund. Bob was born in Brandon, MB and spent his formative years there until 1971 when the family moved to Kamloops, BC. After graduating high school in 1973, he undertook a career in the sheet metal trade which took him to Red Deer, AB for a time, to Yellowknife, NWT, to Kamloops, BC and finally to New Westminster, BC. Bob was a long time member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union, and operated his own business, Efficient Air. One of Bob’s pastimes was riding his bicycle, sometimes over vast distances. He toured many parts of BC, including one of his favourites, Kettle Valley Trails. Bob had a wonderful spirit in spite of the cards he was dealt. He was generous to a fault, always was able to smile even up to his last days on this earth, and would do anything to protect the well being of his family and friends. His presence in the lives of all that knew him will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s name can be made to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will held at a later date.
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BLACK: Harold Arnold Black passed away on May 25th, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 85 years. Harold was born to Carl and Grace Black December 7th, 1928 in Dauphin, MB. He was predeceased by his brothers Reg and Herman. He leaves behind his beautiful bride, Phyllis, of 63 years; daughter Debbie (Rick) and grandchildren Lisa (Andy) and great grandchildren Elena and Dominic; daughter Kathy (Melvin) and grandchildren Tammy (Lee), Bobby Jo (Russ) and great grandchildren Chelcie, Dylin and Ella. Also surviving are in-laws Ann (Ed), Gladys (Norm), Linda, and Gertie and numerous nieces and nephews. As a young man, Harold started out as a farm hand at Hunter Aitken's farm in Grandview, where he met and married the love of his life, Phyllis, who worked there as well. On May 16th, 1951, they were married. He later worked at Delby’s Bakery in Grandview. The family recalls him telling the story of him mixing a batch of bread and letting it rise. He then couldn’t find the thermometer. He realized it must have been accidently mixed in with the dough. He didn’t know what to do except to throw the whole batch out. Needless to say, the boss was not impressed!! After that incident, he came to the conclusion that he was not meant to be a baker, so he ventured out and ended up moving to Dauphin and working at Branders’ Garage. Through time his two daughters were born, Kathy and Debbie. He decided in order to make a better life for his family that he would take a Radio and TV Technician course through correspondence. Once completed, he applied and started at PA Kennedy’s in Brandon. He went on to work at Brandon Co-op, retired from there, and then started Harold’s TV. He worked from his house, later renovating part of his garage into a workshop. Dad and Mom enjoyed travelling and took different trips which included trips to the West Coast, a trip to the East Coast, Disney World, Branson, Alaska and California, to name a few. His real passion was music. Harold played the fiddle, piano, guitar and the mouth organ! He attended and played at the Austin Threshermen’s Reunion for a number of years, as well as Music in the Park. You would also see him participate in Jam Sessions in and around the Brandon area, in Saskatchewan, as well as North Dakota. Years ago, Dad even made his own records, 78’s, one with his brother Herman and one with his sister-in-law, Gladys. “You & Me Together Life’s a Pleasure” and “Shu, Shu, Shu Shalala” are songs that are etched in his girls’ memories. “Lessons in life aren’t always spoken; sometimes they are simply learned by actions. Harold loved life and made the best of every day. His patience, commitment to family and unconditional love taught his children to know how precious each day is. He was never about the grand things, life was simple. He was a provider and happiness was determined not by riches found in dollars, but rather, found by the commitment to Family and Friends.”
Memories are forever.
It was seldom that Kathy was bad. Once though, she was being scolded and Harold threatened to take his belt off to spank her. Mom said in the background “Your pants are going to fall down, your pants are going to fall down!!” She diffused the situation, Dad started laughing, and Kathy ended up not getting a spanking! Other times when Kathy and Debbie were being scolded, Harold actually did spank them. He came back 10 minutes later to apologize for spanking them. His words were “I didn’t like to spank you, but I want you to be a good girl.” They have been good ever since!!!!
Message from Grandchildren:
Our grandparents hold a very special place in our hearts. Bobby-Jo and Tammy have been very fortunate to have had all of the love and kindness that anyone could hope for from their grandparents. There are not many people that receive this time with Grandparents that we have been so lucky to be gifted with. In our younger years, we spent summer holidays, spring breaks, and Christmas breaks with Grandpa and Grandma. During which time was spent with us one-on-one. There were no video games, ipods, ipads, iphones or really very much TV watching. We had card playing, crokinole, playing "I spy with my little eye" when we would get up too early. We would crawl into bed between Grandpa and Grandma and play until it was time to get some breakfast. We especially loved the time Grandpa spent showing us how to play some basic tunes on the piano and singing along with him as he prepared for one of his "gigs" or just "jammin" out. Grandpa was a kid at heart and everyone that knew him would have many of their own memories and stories of him, always playing and spending quality time with the kids. He always had so much fun, his smile was so contagious and we will all miss his amazing sense of humor. With every visit the time would to come to say good-bye. No matter what the temperature was, Grandpa would always walk us out to our car. As we made our way down the driveway, Grandpa would always be waving to wish us farewell for now. Now we are standing here waving to you and wishing you farewell; for now. You have been such a huge part of our lives Grandpa. We appreciate all of the time we had with you and all of the memories we have made together. We will always love you and miss you, until we see you again. A Celebration of Harold’s Life was held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Brockie Donovan Chapel with Rev. John Lea officiating. Eulogist was nephew, James Barnett, Violinist Marla Winters, Urn Bearers were daughters Kathy and Debbie. A special thanks to all the doctors at Brandon Regional Health Centre. We extend our sincere gratitude to the wonderful and caring Staff at Fairview Home. Thanks for all the kind words, cards, flowers, phone calls, and food that was brought, it was all overwhelming. Thanks to all that travelled near and far to be with us at this time of need. Thanks to the Central United Church ladies for serving lunch. Thank-you to Brockie Donovan for all their help. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ROACH: James Allen (Jim). Jim was born in Norton, New Brunswick on April 13, 1949 and died in Brandon, Manitoba on February 23, 2014. He started elementary school in Fredericton, N.B. and moved to Fort Frances, Ontario in 1956 where he completed both elementary and high school. From an early age, Jim was known for his sociability and sense of enterprise. An avid curler as a teenager, he was part of the team that won the Northern Ontario School Curling Championship in 1968. Later, he went on to play with Al Hackner’s successful team from North Western Ontario. Jim started work in banking in late 1968. He spent some time at Lakehead University, and then followed in the tradition of several of his paternal male ancestors with a twenty-year career as a Canadian Pacific Railroad trainman throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He worked the northern Lake Superior route between White River and Thunder Bay, enjoying homes and building lifelong friendships in Schreiber, Marathon, and Thunder Bay. Jim also liked to travel – a highlight going to cheer on his friend, Al Hackner’s team at the Brier in Scotland in the early 1980s. From late 1989 until 1992, was a time of pursuing a major life dream: he left the CPR to create, own, and operate a sporting goods store in Thunder Bay Ontario called COACH ROACH, Curling Supplies Plus. Jim sponsored and supported local sports teams in the Thunder Bay community during those years. In late February 1993, Jim moved on to Brandon, Manitoba where he spent his last 21 years. In addition to curling, Jim played golf, and loved his thriving, balcony gardens. He enjoyed a fine rum or scotch; playing pool & cards, and was a mean cribbage player. He read widely and constantly. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein was his favorite book. Jim noted aphorisms and left behind small notebooks full of sayings. Three from his collected quotations that characterize his own living are as follows: from Canadian Henri Bergeron -“…to exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly;” from George Orwell, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” from Henry Van Dyke, “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.”Before he became ill with pulmonary fibrosis, he was involved in events management pursuits in Brandon, and also worked at a 1960s specialty shop. A single man, Jim had several enduring friendships throughout his life. He spoke his truth plainly, and frequently asked piercing questions of those he held dear. He dared to realize some of his dreams, and was generous including funding unfortunate children through global sponsorship. In his last years, he became almost completely apartment-bound, and was fond of anti-heroes such as Walt White. He never lost his sense of humour, exhorting his own family physician to become more like British physician, Doc Martin, in his house calls, mere days before Jim died at home. Jim is survived by his sisters, Margaret (Doug) Chapman and Beth Michalska; and his older brother, Graham Roach. As well, he leaves behind his beloved nephews and nieces: Evan (Rose) Chapman, Carmen (Tyler) Gagnon, Meara Michalska, and Andrew (Melissa) Chapman & their children- Madisson, Logan, and Luke. Jim was predeceased by our parents, Bill and Eileen, and our brothers David and Wylie. Friends are invited to share in a family graveside service that will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Riverview Cemetery on Colonization Road West in Fort Frances, Ontario. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to Plan Canada, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 0B3 or to Hull’s Haven Border Collie Rescue c/o 88 McAdam St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2W 0A4.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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SAGER: Celebrating Elsie's Life on June 21st, 7:00 p.m. to dark at 167 Oak Point Drive, Killarney. Please join us for food and memories. Casual theme - dress for a picnic and bring your lawn chairs.
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SCHICK: Elfriede J Schick, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, June 2, 2014, surrounded by her family. Elfriede was born on April 26, 1928 in Gotzingen, West Germany. She grew up in a small farming community and experienced many adventures as a young girl during the Depression and war years. Eventually her adventurous spirit led her to the big city where she met Hermann, whom she would marry and immigrate to Canada with in 1954. After a brief stay in Winnipeg, the newlyweds moved to Brandon where they began their new life. Not knowing very much English, she “spoke with hands and feet” (as she would say) with her new neighbors, co-workers and friends. It didn’t take long for her to settle into the Canadian way of life; however, she continued to incorporate her German roots much to the appreciation and delight of her new friends who enjoyed the food and partaking in the traditions. In 1959, they bought their first home, where they raised their four children, and where she remained for 50 years before downsizing to her new modest, comfortable apartment. Always a hard worker, she spent many years working at Perth’s Drycleaning and Laundry saving for her numerous trips back to Germany to visit family and friends. She and Hermann also travelled across Canada and down into the U.S. many times, often with her driving a motor home filled with German relatives or en route to visit family or friends. A devoted member of St. Augustine’s church, she sang in the choir for 50 years and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for almost 60 years. She could always be relied upon to make sandwiches, cabbage rolls or baking for church, as well as other community events. Somehow she also managed to volunteer many hours at Fairview, the Red Cross and at the Assiniboine Centre, and drove many fellow parishioners to church services over the years. Elfriede leaves to mourn her husband of 60 years Hermann, children Charles, Helen (Brian) Forsyth, Rosie Thompson and Richard (Kim). Oma will also be missed by her six grandchildren: Brett and Ashley Forsyth, Ryan and Krista Thompson and Noah and Seacret Schick. Predeceased by her parents Helene Schwarz and Wilhelm Hartman, her sister Elise Volk and sister-in-law Inge Schick, she also leaves to mourn a sister Ida (Ludwig), brother Wilhelm (Rita), sister-in-law Rosy (Heinz) and brother-in-law Ernst and many nieces and nephews in Germany. Mass of Christian burial took place on June 6, 2014 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. It’s hard to describe someone who has done so much with so little for so many, and even harder to find someone who has lived a richer life. Donations in memory of Elfriede may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WHETTER:Donalda Louise Whetter beloved wife of the late Jack Whetter died June 12, 2014 at the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, MB at the age of 95 years. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hartney Community Centre, Hartney, MB. Interment will follow in the Chainlakes Cemetery, Hartney, MB. Memorial donations may be made to the Hart-Cam Museum, Hartney, Manitoba, R0M 0X0.
Messages of condolences may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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WILSON: Dr. Charles Paton Wilson (1937-2014). It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Charles Paton Wilson aged 76, announce his sudden passing, Friday, June 6 during a routine family excursion. Dr. Wilson is survived by; his loving wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Elma) Wilson, daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Beth) Saunders and son, Dr. David Wilson, Mrs. Angela Wilson and four grandchildren, Paton and Emilie Wilson and Rayden and Avery Saunders. His son-in-law, Mr. Michael Saunders, predeceased Dr. Wilson. In 1968, at the age of 30, Dr. Wilson and his wife Elma emigrated from Scotland and established family life and his medical practice in obstetrics and gynecology with the Brandon Clinic and Brandon General Hospital/Brandon Regional Health Authority. In the early days in Brandon, Dr. Wilson was involved with the Lions Club and the YMCA. Dr. Wilson was an avid runner, competing in athletics at University and throughout his clinical practice, and could be seen running to and from work in both summer and winter. Practicing medicine was his passion as was running. Dr. Wilson participated in many Manitoba marathons and YMCA fun runs, a highlight was winning a masters race at age 47. Unfortunately in 1998, he was diagnosed with an atrial arrhythmia that necessitated a pacemaker and limited his activity to walking. Dr. Wilson was appointed Chief of Staff at the Brandon General Hospital, an administrative role that he cherished as it enabled him to contribute his breadth of experience in medical practice and management to the Brandon Regional Health Authority. Prior to and during his retirement, Dr. Wilson and his wife Elma became avid gardeners on their acreage west of Brandon. Those who knew him both professionally and personally will dearly miss him as: Dr. Wilson, Charlie, Dad and Grandpa. It was Dr. Wilson’s final wish that his passing be respected as a private event. However, his family hopes that as you read this you may reflect on how he touched our lives. Friends and family will lovingly miss him.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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KYLE: Eleanor Margaret Kyle (nee Hall). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Eleanor Margaret Kyle age 91 years and a resident of Killarney, MB for 38 years. Eleanor was born at her home on the farm near Margaret, MB on July 6, 1922 and lived her entire life in South Western MB. She married Hilliard Kyle on June 6, 1942. He predeceased her in 1961. They had three children Betty (Willard), Alma (Jim) and Wayne (Teressa), eight grandchildren Hope, Adrienne, Joie (Ralph), Kelly (Brian), Chris (Mirielle), Candace (Brian), Ryan (Chizuko) and Melanie, as well as great grandchildren. Blaire (Richard), Kate (Adrian), Sydney (Andrew), Jesse (Teagan), Erin, Samual, Sebestian, Adelaide and Julian. Eleanor joined her daughters in Killarney in 1978 where she worked as a nurse’s aid at the Killarney Hospital and she retired in 1988. Eleanor enjoyed playing the piano at farming dances and other occasions, writing letters, gardening, flowers, her many beloved pets, all her children and grandchildren’s events, baking the best bread and buns, knitting and bingo.
We will miss her presence, her laughter, all the beautiful music she created and the wisdom and love she always shared with each of us.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to the Tri Lake Palliative Care Fund, Box 5000, Killarney, MB R0K 1G0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service(204) 523-7791 www.whatlandfs.com
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JONES: David F. Passed away suddenly at home in Brandon, Manitoba on June 4, 2014 at age 57. He leaves behind his daughters Heather Jones (Brian) and Ashley Jones Mulvihill (Ryan), and grandchildren Lance, Reece, Christian, Evan and Bradyn. Predeceased by his father David Alun Jones (2005), he is survived by his loving mother Mary Winifred, sister Kathryn, niece Sierra and cousins in England and the U.S. Born in England and raised in Thunder Bay, David spent many happy years in Canada’s remote north. As a meteorologist, and later as a flight services specialist, with what is now NavCanada, David was stationed in Isachsen, Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake and Churchill, before retiring to Brandon. Private graveside service will take place at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, Oakville, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local humane society.
Online condolences, www.glenoaks.ca.
Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens & Reception Centre/Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens & Reception Centre/Arbor Memorial Inc., 3164 Ninth Line, Mississauga ON, CA, L6H 7A8. Telephone (905) 257-8822. Fax: (905) 257-3158. EmailGlenOaksChapel@arbormemorial.com
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