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McDONALD: #15613 Retired RCMP S/Sgt. Donald McDonald, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on Sunday October 12, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Donald was born August 21, 1930 at Teulon, Manitoba, son of retiredRCMP Cpl. Michael Patrick and Daisy McDonald. He joined the RCMP in Winnipeg in 1948 and spent a 27 year career first serving in Ontario at Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Ste. Marie City Police and Ottawa. He transferred to Saskatchewan in 1959 and served at the detachments of Outlook, Vonda and Hafford. He transferred back to Ottawa in 1967 and then Brandon in 1976, where he retired from the RCMP on September 30, 1979. He then went on to work for another 14 years with Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health in Brandon. Donald was predeceased by his son Steve, sister Joan McDonald and brother Fred McDonald. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Doreen and by four sons: Rtd. RCMP Cpl. Michael (Madonna), Rtd. RCMP Cpl. Patrick (Joanne), Richard (Susan) and William (Lois) as well as seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Donald is also survived by a sister Marie MacDonald, two nieces and a nephew. A Celebration of Donald's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday October 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Donald may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - Manitoba Division, 415 1st Street, Brandon, R7A 2W8.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KOROSCIL: Anne Koroscil of Brandon and formerly of Erickson passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Brandon Health Centre at the age of 86 years. Anne is survived by her son David (Joan) Koroscil of Saskatoon and daughter Stephanie (Rae) Kopeechuk of Brandon; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Erickson. Interment will follow at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Sandy Lake. Father Emil Kardasinec will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the Canadian Cancer Society. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
LALUK: On Monday October 13, 2014 Marvin Laluk, age 63 years, passed away in Winnipeg. Marvin will be lovingly remembered by his wife Donna, son Tony (Shauna), son Troy (Missi) and grandchildren. Marvin was overjoyed to meet his great grandson, Cooper, this past Friday. Marvin is also survived by brothers Bob, Jim and families. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Ken. In accordance with Marvin's wishes there will be no funeral service. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Marvin's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HOLODRYGA: Linda Shryl (nee Rybak) Holodryga, October 26, 1947 – October 11, 2014. The world has lost a sweet, kind soul over Thanksgiving. A beloved wife, mother, sister, cousin, aunt and friend, Linda Holodryga passed quickly and peacefully due to health problems at her home in Brandon, Manitoba. Although she suffered chronic pain, illness and discomfort, she met her battles head-on with quiet strength, dignity and courage. Linda was blessed with a caring and loving attitude to others and often tried to help others despite her own challenges. Her bravery, endurance and will to live are an inspiration to us all. Linda was a dreamer, an artist and creator at heart. She left behind beautiful oil paintings and creative floral arrangements. She loved to travel when she could and she enjoyed these times immensely. Like her mother, Sophie, Linda loved the simple pleasures in life, such as gardening, cooking, visiting and family get-togethers. Her home-cooked dinners were delicious!! Linda leaves to mourn, Peter, her husband of 46 years, a cherished son, Chad and his wife, Amanda, her heart-broken sister, Genevie and husband, Doug, Peter’s family, many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Her parents, Frank and Sophie Rybak, brothers, Ed and Orville, and infant sister, Vivian have embraced and welcomed her into heaven. Her sister-in-law, Marion and her parents-in-law, John and Nettie Holodryga will greet her there. Deeply Loved, Always Missed Prayers on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Funeral service and burial on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am. Funeral Arrangements by Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, Manitoba, R4A 2A8, 204-338-7111. “…with you, I find peace from pain – You are gentle and healing like the landscape-like rain…” John Geddes, A Familiar Rain“Kindness is like a warm blanket of snow, softly covering and gently touching the heart.” Heather Wolf, A Snowy DayGlen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111.
BODIN:Peter Joseph, who passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. In memory of Peter, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
GARWOOD: Joyce E. Garwood, beloved wife of the late Paul Garwood died October 13, 2014 at Davidson Memorial Health Centre in Cartwright, Manitoba at the age of 94. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Cartwright United Church, Cartwright, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Cartwright Cemetery. Donations is memory of Joyce may be made to Davidson Memorial Courtyard Fund.
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McNEILL: Elizabeth Anne (Couling). After a very brief and brave battle with cancer, Beth passed away on October 10 at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 65. Beth was born on June 29, 1949 in Brandon, Manitoba to Anne and Ed Couling. Beth was raised in Boissevain and graduated from Boissevain Collegiate before pursuing a degree in Education at Brandon University. On August 9, 1969 Beth married Murray McNeill, an RCMP officer; during the course of their life together, Beth and Murray were stationed throughout Manitoba. Now, after all their moves, and after marking 45 years of marriage this August, Murray must continue his journey without his dedicated partner. Beth was an amazingly devoted mom to daughters Kathie (Cameron MacIsaac) and Susan (Tyler Bindon) and was beyond thrilled to become a grandmother to her so very beloved granddaughter Emma Anne MacIsaac 11 years ago. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her children and grandchild, and they are all blessed with so many happy memories of time spent in the garden, cooking, reading, and shopping with Mom and Grandma. Beth returned to Brandon University in the mid 1990s to get a Specialist degree in Psychology, focusing on gerontology and palliative care. She was an active volunteer for the Brandon Regional Health Authority’s Palliative Care team. She was blessed with such caring medical staff during her time at the Grace Hospital and the family wishes to extend a sincere thanks to all of the nurses, doctors, palliative care staff, and especially to medical student Cory McFarlane for the kindness, care, and dedication they all showed during this difficult time.Donations in Beth’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrooke Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7A come and go reception will be held for Beth on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB. Beth’s funeral will take place at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 15 at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home. She will be interred in the RCMP Cemetery at Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.
DUNN: Traci-Anne Melissa Dunn (nee Stewart). Suddenly in her home, Traci-Anne Dunn passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Traci is survived by her husband Scott; her daughter Kristyn (Jason) Dunn of Winnipeg and daughter Kaylin (Jared) Wiebe of Regina; her four grandchildren Brielle, Hannah, Adam and Kason; her brother Jerry (Shannon) Stewart of Brandon and niece Randi; brother-in-law Greg (Margaret) Dunn of Bowsman; sister-in-law Colleen (Randy) Vanrobaeys of Brandon; mother-in-law Shirley Dunn of Deloraine; her aunt Fran Wilson of Brandon and her uncle Gordon Jamieson of Swift Current. She was predeceased by her mother Ruth Stewart, father Robert Stewart, grandmother Dorothy Higgins, grandfather Gus Jamieson and father-in-law William Dunn. Traci was born in Gainesborough, Saskatchewan on August 28, 1964. At the age of 5 her family relocated to Brandon, Manitoba, where she spent the rest of her childhood. When she was 17 she met her best friend and soulmate Scott and they were soon married and began their life together. Scott and Traci and their daughters Kristyn and Kaylin lived in many towns across the province including Boissevain, Leaf Rapids, Fisher Branch, Morden, Brandon and East St. Paul. Traci created lasting friendships wherever she went, but placed her family above everything. Her greatest pride was in her daughters and her four grandchildren, who she loved spoiling and spending time with every chance she could. Traci spent many years working for CIBC as an Assistant Branch Manager, where she strived to be a role model, mentor and good friend to her coworkers. Together with her husband she also enjoyed camping at every opportunity and heading away for a sunny beach with their friends to escape the winter. A service in Traci’s honor will be held on Thursday, October 16 at 2:00 pm at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul.
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TARNOWSKI: The family of Stanley Tarnowski (Stan) sadly announces his passing at Valleyview Personal Care Home, at the age of 93, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Stan was born on August 8, 1921 in Brandon, MB to Frank and Katherine Tarnowski. He received his education in Brandon, MB at David Livingston School, Earl Oxford, and Brandon Collegiate. Stan was employed at Western Grocers for nine years and Canadian National Railways as a Locomotive Engineer for 35 years. He retired in August 1986. Stan was a loving husband and father who enjoyed family gatherings with good food and lots of laughs. He always enjoyed a good joke. He was known for the laughter he shared and brought to others and his generous and giving nature. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and playing cards with their many close friends. He will be missed dearly by those whose lives he touched. Stan is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Tarnowski (BeIlas), daughters Charlene Mutchler (Ken), Leanna Fardoe (Kelly), Tess Lelond (Darren), Corinne Kirkwood (Neil), and grandchildren Caelin and Josh Mutchler, Tanner Fardoe, and Mitchell Lelond, sister Millie Jarvin (Walter) and brother William Tarnowski (Joyce), sister -in-law Jean Tarnowski and many nieces and nephews. Stan was predeceased by his parents Frank and Katherine, sisters Josephine, Jennie, and Olga, and brothers Joe, Mike and Andy. Stan was a parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and an active member of the Canadian Ukrainian Men's Club. Prayers will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor Stella Fedeniuk. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to a charity of your choice.
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TOWN: On Saturday, October 4, 2014 James Barry Town passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born on February 18, 1940 and raised in the north end of Brandon, Barry was a true character until the end. He loved mischief, practical jokes and being silly! He loved a tall tale and a bargain. An electrician by trade, he thrived in the barter system and loved shopping. His flirtatious and generous nature will be remembered by young and old, family and acquaintances. Predeceased by his parents, May and Jim Town. Survived by his loving wife Elaine, his daughter Kim Bowes (Terry Davidson); his son Richard (Jasmine) Town; daughters Lori and Kelli and son Christopher; grandchildren Brooke, Mike, Kristen, Spyder, Kaitlyn, Amber-Lee, Ashleigh, Chantelle, and Cody. He leaves behind his sister, Trudy (Gord) Cable, brother John (Carole) Town and sister Kathy (Brian) McKiernan and numerous nieces and nephews. Barry chose to be cremated and wished to be remembered with the song "Four Strong Winds". A Memorial Reception took place at Memories Chapel on Friday, October 10, 2014. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
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STEWART: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frances I. Stewart in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 14, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Frances was predeceased by her husband Everett O. (Buck) Stewart, brothers Henry, Walter and Gordon, sisters Velma Arthur, Marjorie McIntyre and Grace Scora. She will lovingly be remembered by her children: Linda Croft (George), Shirley Kozak (Robert), Heather Moar (Jack) and Ron Stewart (Pam). She is also survived by one sister, Ruth McLean (Eldon) and by grandchildren: Sheree Baker, Steven Masters, James Strange, Don and Susie Moar, Deneen, Kristy and Jenna Stewart and seven great grandchildren. Frances graduated from the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and worked as a Head Nurse in Pediatrics at the Brandon General Hospital. She was a Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #3, Worthy Grand Matron of Manitoba 1989/90, and Life Member of the Order of the Royal Purple #138. Special thanks to the Bethania Nursing Home for all their care and support. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Frances may be made to a charity of your choice.
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SLEZAK: Diane Slezak (nee Garrett). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, peacefully on September 7, 2014, at home, after a brief illness and with her family by her side. Diane was born November 11, 1938 in Val D’or, Quebec to Amos and Gretta Garrett. As a young girl, Diane lived with her parents in Val D’or, Kapuskasing, Ontario, Wingham, Ontario and then the family settled in Parry Sound, Ontario. After high school she moved to Ottawa where she worked at the bank. It was on a casual outing with her best friend that she met Alex Slezak who was visiting from Manitoba with her friend’s cousin. It was obviously love at first sight and he proposed after only two dates. They were married in quiet ceremony on December 19, 1959 and were inseparable for 50 years until his death in 2009. After they married, they moved to the family farm in the Wellwood district. Mom loved being in her garden and lovingly tended to her flowers and vegetables. She was always ready to do whatever was needed whether it was in the field or the barn and for a girl raised in the city, she quickly adapted to life on the farm. Her interests were her children and their activities, family and friends. She loved to read and knit and over the last few years she knit many mitts and hats that she donated to the church, the women’s shelter and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brandon. She kept her birds and animal friends fed during the winter. She was a great cook and always had baking and treats at home for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Diane is survived by her children, Debbie (Don) Rea, Cathy Slezak (Gary) and Jim Slezak (Angelina), grandchildren Karra (Matt) Knol, Nici (Jason) Treloar, Garret Rea (Brittany), Kristyn Michaluk (Rob), Mathew Michaluk, Whitney Slezak and James Slezak. She is also survived by five wonderful great-grandsons, Zachary, Tyler and Corbin Knol, and Brayden and Preston Treloar. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex, her parents Gretta and Amos Garrett and an infant son Raymond. A private family graveside service for both mom and dad was held on September 12, 2014 at the Wellwood Cemetery.
We cried the day you passed awayWe still cry todayAlthough we loved you dearlyWe couldn’t make you stayA golden heart stopped beatingHard working hands at restGod broke our hearts to proveHe only takes the best.
ROUTLEDGE: Lyle Raymond Routledge; beloved husband of Gert; father of Mark (Debbie), Tim (Jan), Scott (Marcia), Lance (Dana); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 82 years of age. All are welcome to a graveside service on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Greenwood Cemetery, RM of Woodworth, MB at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow the service at the Kenton Memorial Hall, Kenton, MB. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lyle’s memory to Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 202 37 – 11th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
HOLT: George Stanley Holt passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the age of 96 years. A graveside service will be held in the Veterans’ Section at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to Kidsport, Sport Manitoba - Westman Region, Room 146, 340-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6C2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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PETO: Lorne Peto, beloved husband of the late Margaret Peto, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2014 at the age of 95, at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, MB. Lorne was born in Emerson, Manitoba on September 27, 1919, and grew up there on the family farm with his parents Morton and Ethel Peto and his three sisters. He attended Manchester School and the Agriculture Faculty at the University of Manitoba. Lorne married Margaret Gibson, the love of his life, in 1940. Lorne served in the Second World War in Nova Scotia and in Newfoundland. He returned home to the family farm following the war and farmed until the 1980’s. The Peto family was very involved with the introduction of the sugar beet industry in Manitoba, and Lorne also worked for Manitoba Sugar for a number of years. He belonged to the Emerson Legion, the Masonic Lodge, served on the Emerson School Board, was active in the Anglican Church, and on the Emerson Complex Committee. Lorne and Margaret enjoyed many winters as snowbirds in Weslaco, Texas at the Pine to Palm Mobile Park and made many lifelong friends there. They also spent many happy hours traveling throughout Canada and the States with their motor home visiting friends and family. They loved to golf, which they both did well into their 80’s. Lorne and Margaret moved to Brandon in 1995, to be closer to Allen and his family. They moved into Lion’s manor in 1998, and Lorne lived there until his health failed in 2013. He moved to Hillcrest Place in January 2014. Lorne was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret, his sisters and their spouses, Dorothy and Lloyd Morrow, Marion and Roy Ash, and Gladys and Dr. Doug Murray, his son-in-law, Howard Casper, his grandson, Lorne Casper, and his nephew, Doug Morrow. Family was important to both Lorne and Margaret, they were exceedingly proud of their children and grandchildren, and Lorne loved his great-grandchildren dearly. Lorne and Margret were married for 66 years and are survived and lovingly remembered by their daughters, Sandra Casper of Fargo, ND, Elaine (Al) Hengstler of Calgary, AB, and their son Allen (Karen) Peto of Brandon, MB. They are survived by six grandchildren, David Casper, Leanne (Mark) Leier, Kevin Hengstler (Kelly Stothers,) Sarah Peto (Trevor,) Nathan (Tyne) Peto, and Alanna (Jon) Schouten, and their great grandchildren, Ethan and Nate Leier, Clark Goran, Noah and Henry Peto, and Audrey Schouten. They are also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest for the kind care they provided to Lorne while he lived there. A private graveside memorial will be held at the Emerson Cemetery on October 22, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer Society, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2.
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