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CAMPBELL: It is with great sorrow that the family of Jean Campbell announces her passing at the age of 77 on June 16, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, with her family by her side. She was dearly loved by her family and will be missed profoundly. Jean was born in the R.M. of Rossburn on February 17, 1938, along with her twin brother, Peter. They were babies eight and nine in a family of fourteen. Throughout her life, Mom enjoyed this large family and all of the festivities, occasions, and dynamics that such a large family created. She moved to Brandon at an early age where she met and later married Maurice William Campbell on June 21, 1958. They were blessed with four children – Cindy (Keith), Brian (Cathy), twins Charlyne (Dion), and Marlyne (Greg). She was further blessed with five grandchildren – Jay, Jesse, Jack, Will, and Adyson. The grandchildren have many wonderful memories of laugher and just being silly with Grandma. Mom’s sense of humor and heart of gold attracted many friends and many nick names – the most recent being “Baby Doll” by her friends at Sokol Manor. She enjoyed Bingo, ceramics, a cup of tea with friends, scratch tickets, and board games. She was an amazing cook and her mincemeat tarts and shortbread at Christmas were not only delicious - but works of art. She tended to her flowers over the years with love and tenderness and her green thumb put many to shame. Mom was very playful and always made sure she was looking her best. Throughout her life she overcame many health issues and obstacles - always managing to work things out in her own unique way. Jean was predeceased by Maurice in 2000. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Jean Deong for the kind and tender care she provided to Mom over many years. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, June 22, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. For those choosing to do so, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Sokol Tenants Association c/o 30 – 13th Street North, Brandon, MB, R7A 6T1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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BLOCKA: Elsie Blocka (née Smith), beloved wife of Myron, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Elsie was born on May 13, 1931 in the district of Boissevain, Manitoba, to Herbert and Eva Smith, the second eldest of a family of 11 children. The family moved to Brandon when she was nine years old. She completed her high school at King George and Earl Haig, but due to pressures at home she had to quit school. At the age of 17, after spending some time at home helping her parents, Elsie started to work at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. This is where she met her friend, Myron. After two years together, he became the love of her life. Together, they enjoyed bowling, going to the movies, dancing and especially enjoyed going to St. Augustine’s Mass. Elsie, being non-Catholic, enjoyed the faith so much she took Catechism given by the Nuns of St. Michael’s Academy and converted to Catholicism. On occasion, she helped the Sisters teach Catechism to the children. Elsie and Myron were married in 1950, and raised two fine sons, Allen and Wayne. Elsie was a stay at home mom till both the boys were in school. At this time, she went to work as a clerk in the china department of Brandon Hardware and finally at the fashion store, Joanne’s Dress Shop, which she enjoyed very much for 15 years until she retired. Elsie was predeceased by her parents and her youngest son Wayne, her sister Marg (Jack) Yarmey, brothers Lloyd (Dot), Don (Judy) and Joe (Lorraine). Elsie is lovingly remembered by her husband Myron, son Allen (Carol), sisters Dotty (Danny) Gayowski, Jean Farrow, Kay (Angus) Jaska, Marie (Barry) Millwater, brothers, Bob (Sharon) and Murray (Nettie), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Raj Savarimuthu as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ANDERSON: Gerald Linton Anderson of Brandon, MB. passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 79. Gerry was born in Deloraine, MB. on August 14, 1935 and was raised in Melita, MB. on the family farm. Gerry attended Browns School where he drove the teacher to school in the wagon pulled by his horse Wee Tony. He later attended Melita School where he graduated as valedictorian. He was the oldest of three sons born to Marjorie and G. Russell Anderson. After school, Gerry began working off the farm at Beaver Hardware and later at the Beaver Lumber Co. Ltd. in Melita. It was during that time that Gerry met the woman who turned out to be the love of his life, Margaret Elsie Critchlow. Marg and Gerry were married on September 1, 1955 in Melita. It was during their time in Melita that their first son Richard was born in 1956. Soon after they moved with Beaver Lumber as manager to Elm Creek, MB. in 1959. In 1960, Douglas added to the growing family. Their years in Elm Creek created many friendships that last to this day. From there they transferred with Beaver Lumber to Teulon, MB. in 1964 and in 1966 they welcomed their youngest son Gregory to complete the family. The transfers continued to Manitouwadge, ON. making friends and memories along the way. The call of returning to Manitoba brought the family to Carberry where Gerry and Marg bought the Ireland Block and established Chimo Building Centre in 1973. Many friends, experiences and adventures were made during their time in Carberry. In 1983 Gerry and Marg sold Chimo Building Centre and he embarked into a new career as an insurance advisor, moving to Brandon in 1985 where he continued his new career with Monarch Life, which changed to North American Life and then to Manufactures Life where he eventually retired from in 2012. In the early years Gerry had been a part of the Browns Baseball team in Melita. He was honored to be a part of that team as they were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Throughout Gerry’s life he and Marg enjoyed many years with the family and friends at their cabin at Clear Lake. He spent many a weekend at the curling rink in bonspiels and he was active in many service groups such as Lions and Kinsmen, always making friends and touching people’s lives. For the past 27 years square dancing has been a major part of Gerry and Marg’s lives. The friends they have made in the square dance community have become more than friends…they have become family. Finally, it is family that was Gerry’s greatest love. Dad and Mom were there for every event that we were a part of, and carried that on to their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were without question the sparkle in his eyes and the fire in his heart. Gerry was predeceased by his parents Marjorie and G. Russell Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years Margaret Anderson; three sons: Richard (Eileen), Douglas (Tracey), Gregory (Cynthia); six grandchildren: Patricia (Greg), Daryl, Trent (Daphne), Chad, Paige, and Camryn. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Caden, Aiden, and Ryker; two brothers: Robert (Sharon) and James (Marjorie). He was also predeceased by, and is survived by, numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will take place from Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB. on Saturday (today), June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Melita Cemetery, Melita, MB. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gerry may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street East, Brandon, MB. R7A 2W8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, MB. R7A 5B7. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home – Melita, MB. (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
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WRIGHT: The death of Mary Wright, mother of Henry "Hank" (Penny), Victor (Karen), Leonard (Cynthia), Sheila (Douglas) Hutton, David (Diane) Wright and Cynthia, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, June 15, 2015. A private graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Darryl McAuley officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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FERGUSON: Brenda Joy Ferguson (nee Bergsteinson) November 25, 1957 – June 16, 2015. After a lengthy illness, Brenda Joy Ferguson passed away in a room filled with love, on June 16, 2015. Brenda was born in Regina, SK on November 25, 1957, to Norman and Reta Bergsteinson. She grew up in Foxwarren, MB until the family moved to Brandon when she was 13. Brenda graduated from Neelin High School and then went on to Assiniboine Community College where she graduated with her Licensed Practical Nursing. She worked at the Brandon General Hospital, for a year, before moving to Regina, where she worked at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for 11 years. Following a move to Maple Ridge, BC, she worked at the Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody for three years. After having homes in Calgary and Airdrie, AB, Brenda spent the final 10 years of her life in Regina. Brenda was a kind and generous soul. She loved her nursing profession and spent many years giving exceptional care to her patients. She went above and beyond to spread love and joy to those around her. A beautiful light has gone out and heaven has gained an extraordinary angel. Brenda was married for 25 years to Neil Ferguson before they parted ways. She is predeceased by her parents Norman and Reta Bergsteinson. She is survived by her siblings: Donna (Kelly) Chapman, of Airdrie, and Don (Patty) Bergsteinson of Regina; nieces and nephews: Kara (Wendell) Chatwood, Alex Chapman, Samantha Bergsteinson, and Tyler Bergsteinson; and great nieces and nephews: Madison, Cristianna, and Jaxon Chatwood. She is also survived by her best friends Shannon and Dan Goldstone and by the light of her life, her faithful puppy Rascal. The family wishes to thank the wonderful caring staff of the Regina General and Pasqua Hospitals, and Main Five and Main Six of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, where she lived for the last few years. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015, in the Chapel at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, 2180 – 23rd Avenue, Regina, SK. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Regina Humane Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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BLOCKA: Elsie Blocka, beloved wife of Myron, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Raj Savarimuthu as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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YEOMANS: Margaret Anne Yeomans passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, at the Assiniboine Centre on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the age of 80 years. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Please honour Margaret’s wishes by wearing colorful attire to the celebration. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Alexander United Church, General Delivery, Alexander, MB, R0K 0A0 or to the Alexander Beautification Committee, c/o the Municipality of Whitehead, Box 107, Alexander, MB, R0K 0A0. Make cheques payable to the Municipality of Whitehead. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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IRELAND: Phyllis Ruby. 82 years, beloved mother of Brenda, Mary, Karen, Tom, George and the late David, passed away in the Souris Personal Care home on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Phyllis, donation may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home 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 www.kowalchuks.
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GORDON: The death of Marie Gordon, age 88 years, beloved mother of Mardal Flynn (Nick Panko), Marilee (Ain) Suurkivi, and Randy (Barbara McCaig) occurred at the Sunnyside Manor, Birtle Health Centre, Birtle, Manitoba on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The Ceremony to Celebrate Marie's life will take place at the Birtle United Church, 684 Vine Street in Birtle, on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Linda Clark officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Marie may be made to Sunnyside Manor, Birtle, Manitoba, Box 2000, R0M 0C0. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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DENBOW: Rita Cecile. 83 years, beloved wife of the late Scotty Denbow, mother of David, Ken, Karen, Cam, Wilma, Nina, Tracy and Rhonda, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Prayer service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:00p.m. In memory of Rita, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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CAMPBELL: Jean Campbell of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Maurice Campbell and dear mother of Cindy (Keith), Brian (Cathy), Charlyne (Dion), and Marlyne (Greg), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the age of 77 years. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Sokol Tenants Association, c/o 30-13th Street North, Brandon, MB, R7A 6T1. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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BEATTIE: Jean Emma Beattie of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on June 11, 2015. She was born in Kamsack, SK on June 26, 1934, and raised on the family farm near Makaroff, MB. Mom enjoyed growing up in Makaroff, and shared many stories with her children about the life and times of growing up in rural Manitoba. After high school, Jean attended the United College in Winnipeg to become an X-ray technician and then worked in Melfort, SK. She subsequently obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and moved to Dauphin where she worked as a social worker until the mid-1980’s, when she attended the University of Manitoba to get her Degree in Social Work. After obtaining her degree, she moved to Brandon and worked as a social worker with the Manitoba Government until she retired. Jean was married and raised two children, Diane Tkachyk (née Robinson) and Gilbert Robinson.Mom loved to spend time with family and friends and enjoyed a good party all her life. She spent many hours researching her family history and connecting with relatives across Canada and in Scotland. She helped out in the communities she lived in by volunteering for organizations such as, Dauphin Boy Scouts, the Western Canadian Aviation Museum and the Brandon Art Gallery. She enjoyed reciting poetry and public speaking and spent a number of years with Toast Mistress. Despite being a ruthless gopher trapper when she was on the farm, she also loved animals and enjoyed her dogs Zina and Ruby. Jean was predeceased by her sisters Wilma Cowling, Roberta Kasprick and her parents Wilfred and Helen Beattie. She is survived by her daughter Diane (Brian) Tkachyk and their children Shelly and Grant of Calgary and her son Gilbert (Marlene) Robinson of Winnipeg, her sister Evelyn Rheaume of Portage la Prairie and brother Douglas Beattie of Makaroff, she has many nieces and nephews that will remember Aunty Jean and her colorful personality. The funeral service will be held in Roblin, MB at the Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow the service. A private interment will take place at the Makaroff Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Douglas and Warren Beattie, Bruce Cowling, Tim and Michael Kasprick and Grant Tkachyk. In lieu of flowers, or gifts, donations can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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BARDARSON: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Monday June 15, 2015 at the age of 71 years, Loreen Josephine Bardarson, of Baldur MB.Loreen leaves to mourn her passing her special nephew Lionel Bardarson (Colleen) & children Rochelle (Jason) & their children Kylie, Connor & Carleigh; Leigh-Ann (Brad) and Dustin & Ryan. She is also survived by her twin brothers Albert & John Bardarson, both of Killarney MB, sister in-law Helen Bardarson of Oak Bank, brother-in-law Bob Topp of Brandon as well as numerous other nieces, nephews & extended relatives. Loreen was predeceased by her parents John & Gudrun Bardarson, brother Helgi & by sister Alice Topp. Funeral services will be held on Friday June 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Rev. Margret Kristjansson officiating. Following the service, a reception will take place in the Glenboro C.E. Building. Everyone is welcome. Interment will take place in the Baldur Cemetery at approx. 4:15 pm. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Loreen’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon MB R7A 2W8.
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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RADKE: It is with great sadness that the family has announced the passing of Walter Irwin. August 31, 1919 to June 16, 2015 of Hillcrest Place, Brandon, MB formally of Virden, MB & Maryfield SK. Went to meet his Lord. Complete obituary to follow.
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BURCH: Donald Burch, of Brandon, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, on Monday, June 15, 2015. Don was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England on January 8, 1921. He was a veteran of World War II. In keeping with the family's wishes, no ceremony will be held at this time. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Donald may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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