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JOHNSON:Elizabeth (Beth Richardson) It is with great sadness that the family announce Mom’s passing at Qualicum Manor, Qualicum Beach, BC on July 26 at the age of 88. Mom was predeceased by her husband Floyd, her parents David & Myrtle Richardson, two brothers and one sister. Mom is lovingly remembered by her two children. Marilyn (Dale) Gratton from Chilliwack, BC and Brent (Debra) Johnson from Qualicum Beach, BC. “Nana” will be missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren Mom will be coming home to Brandon, MB. Some of Mom’s best memories were when she was living in Brandon with her late husband Floyd Johnson who passed in 1963. Floyd was the joy of her life and they were meant to be together for eternity. Interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
KELSO: It is with great sadness that the family of Florence Kelso (nee Wager) announce her passing on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Florence was born in Lindsay, Ontario on February 28, 1946 to Adelbert and Norma Wager. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her lifelong soul mate, best friend and husband of 49 years, Norm. Together they had three children: Sherry (Kurt), Randy (Brenda) and Kevin (Lori). Florence will be missed by her six grandchildren Danica, Alysha, William, Brayden, Katie & Kaylee and her siblings Jim (Rose), John (Norma) and Stan (Debbie) and Norm’s siblings Dorothy (Eric), Ruth (Jim), Jean (Bill), Norma (Jim), Rose (Joe), Glen (Sheila) as well as many nieces and nephews. In 1979 Norm and Florence followed their dream to purchase a larger farm in Rapid City. She loved the country lifestyle but her true passion and devotion was for her family. Her smile and humor, was the greatest gift and will always be in our hearts. The Ceremony to Celebrate Florence's Life was held at the Rapid City United Church on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiated. Interment followed at the Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4W8.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HEYMANS: In loving memory of Alisha D. Heymans, beloved wife of Luke, mom to Abby & Nicholas, daughter to Spencer & Darla Dickson. Alisha died on July 28, 2014 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 31. An Anglican Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba at 3:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Alisha may be made to the Cancer Society, or to a charity of own choice.
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HASSARD: Martin B. (Marty) passed away on July 13, 2014 after a short illness with lung cancer. Beloved husband of Kathie and father of Chad (Kari), loving grandpa of Zachary Fullerton and Kamryn Hassard. Marty was born in Dauphin on August 19, 1954 to Mary and Mel Hassard. He was the second youngest of six children and the first son. He grew up on the farm at Valley River and went to school in Dauphin. Things were tough then and at 15 years old he quit school and went to work on the railroad in Northern Manitoba. His love of heavy equipment took him to Powell Equipment in Brandon where he fell in love with Caterpillar. He went on to Assiniboine Community College where he took the Heavy Duty Mechanic Trade and successfully completed his apprenticeship with Powell Equipment. He obtained his Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate and went on to own his own brush cutting business. He worked for various companies including C&C Construction in Brandon for a number of years. Marty got tired of being cooked in the summer, frozen in the winter, and lying in puddles or snowbanks to fix equipment. In 2000, he started work as a Security Officer at BRHC. A few years later, he started in the Facility of Engineering at BRHC, which he loved. Even after he became sick he just could not stay away from FES and made almost daily appearances. Marty bought an acreage in 1986 and enjoyed his pigs, goats, chickens, cattle, and a horse or two. He enjoyed helping and working on his friend’s farms and could often be seen baling or combining into the wee hours of the morning. He enjoyed his skidoo until he could not take the cold anymore. He put an incredible amount of work into developing his property. Marty married his first wife Carol Wynes in 1974. They were blessed with their son Chad in 1978. Marty married Kathie Fullerton in 2000 and became a stepfather. Marty was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Mary Hassard and his brother-in-law Peter Wasylyshen. Besides his wife, son, and two grandchildren, he is survived by his stepchildren, Earl (Nicole Kerkowich) and Jayne Fullerton of Brandon, sisters Marilyn (Don) Kruger of Ashville, Margaret Wasylyshen, Maureen (Vic) Lesaichuk, and Mavis (Bob) Allum, all of Dauphin, and his brother Murray (Dale) of Winnipeg. Marty will also be fondly remembered by Carol Hassard (Cliff Penno) of Rivers, mother-in-law Agnes Stevenson, sister-in-law Pat Hancharyk, and brother-in-law John Stevenson of Swan River, and sister-in-law Carolyn (John) Killingbeck of Brandon. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marty’s life will be held in the Grand Salon at the Victoria Inn on September 6, 2014 at 11:00 o’clock in the morning with lunch to follow. All who knew Marty are invited to attend.
DRIEDGER: Abram "Abe" passed away with family by his side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born at Steinbach, Manitoba on July 19, 1932, he was the third of nine children to John and Elizabeth Driedger. Abe was raised in the Marquette area west of Winnipeg where he attended St. Francois Xavier, Gretna, and Allarie Schools. His career started as a power engineer at Winnipeg Hydro, working hard to obtain his first class ticket. On March 27, 1965 he married Alice Koch and they moved to Brandon in 1966 as Abe had accepted a job as chief engineer at the Brandon General Hospital. Retiring from BGH in 1981, he went to work at the Brandon Mental Health Centre until his final retirement in 1996. As a member of UCT, he enjoyed working on many projects, one being the UCT Train which is still part of the Annual Traveller's Day Parade. Abe enjoyed many sports, especially curling, baseball and hockey. An excellent carpenter, fisherman and hunter, he was also known to "cut a rug" and had an excellent dance partner with Alice. Family was his greatest joy. Abe is survived by his loving wife Alice, children Eloise (Jeff) McCulloch, Richard (Cheryl), Jennifer (Rick) Harris; grandchildren Shannon, Melissa, Rebecca, Sean, Brittney, Paige, Zachary and Megan; great-grandchildren Elijah, Eloise and Avery. The Ceremony to Celebrate Abe's Life took place at St. George's Anglican Church on Friday, August 1, 2014. Rev. Canon Jim Brown and Rev. Dr. Iain Elliott officiated. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Abe may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0P6.
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FERGUSON: Rita, widow of the late Doug Ferguson, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Maples Personal Care Home, Winnipeg. She was born Marguerite Myrtle Moss on October 1, 1923. Rita came to Canada from England as a young war bride in 1946, settling at 447 - 4th St. where first Jim was born, then Anne eighteen months later, and Jeannie another eighteen months later. Besides raising three children, Rita was also busy settling her family in new locations, moving to Edmonton in 1955, back to Brandon until 1960, then off to Flesherton and Oakville, Ontario. In 1962 the family moved to Garden Grove CA before returning to Brandon. Back in Brandon, she worked at Prairie Oasis until her retirement. She couldn't sit still, so she went to work part time at the YWCA. Rita resided for a number of years at Sokol Manor where she enjoyed the residents and activities there. Rita, or Gran as she was known, was a remarkably devoted mother and grandmother, always putting her family first with never a second thought. She moved to Winnipeg in 2011 to assist her daughter Jean who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and passed away in 2013. Unfortunately, Rita developed dementia shortly after her move and both she and Jeannie would require care afforded at the Maples Personal Care Home. Rita will always be remembered for her love for her family, her positive outlook, and her favourite phrase "don't worry, be happy". She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary, infant son Ricky, daughter Jean, brothers Frank, Alfie, Arthur and Lenny, sisters May and Violet, father-in-law Robert Ferguson, brothers-in-law Bill (May), Bob (Isobel), Hugh (Evelyn) and most recently her special friend / brother-in-law Gord Ferguson. She is survived by her son Jim (Linda), daughter Anne (John) Murphy; grandsons Robbie (Gaby), Jimmie (Katya), Cody Laschyn, Johnny (Kristen) Murphy, Jaime (Michelle) Murphy; great-grandchildren Zach, Maddy, Bella, Isaac, Preston, Aaron, James, Caullen, Keira, Rylee, Courtney and great great-grandson Walker; sister-in-law Sheila; nieces and nephews. The Ceremony to Celebrate Rita's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, July 25, 2014, followed by a time of fellowship and private family burial. Urn Bearers were grandsons Robbie, Jimmie and Cody. Donations in memory of Rita may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 208-1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0L5 or charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CRADDOCK: Laurie died suddenly due to heart failure at his home in North Vancouver on Sunday, July 27th, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Karen (Peden) and family, all of Vancouver. Son Chris (Brandy) and their sons Cameron, Matthew and Ryan. Son Cam (Nancy) and their daughter Kelsey. Daughter Carla (Michael) Keffer and Cole and Kayla. Laurie graduated from Brandon College with a B.A. in 1956 and received his M.B.A. from Western University in 1960. He was an avid golfer still working on his game & coming close to shooting his age. He won many Championships in his career. He is survived by his sister Joan Kullberg and family, as well as Verda and Dick McDonald and Linda and Larry Garmaise and families. A Celebration of his life is planned for late August in Vancouver.
DANGERFIELD: It is with immeasurable sadness the family announces the passing of Lilian Iris Dangerfield on Wednesday July 30, 2014. Iris was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan to Gunnlauger and Gudrun Eyrikson on November 30, 1929. Raised in Winnipeg, she met and married the love of her life, Murray Keith Dangerfield in 1954. Daughter Gudrun Lori was born in 1955, followed by Carolyn Kristin in 1959. It was in that year that the Dangerfields moved to Brandon, as Keith took up the position of General Manager of Pittsburgh Paint and Glass. Several years later they chose to enter business for themselves and purchased Brandon Paint and Glass, which they owned and operated until Keith's death in 1988. Iris was a consummate role model, as she demonstrated to her daughters the tremendous skills needed to be a working mother. Her magic hands could as quickly make a gourmet meal, sew clothes for her children, balance the books, cuddle a grandchild, knit, crochet, wipe away a child's tear, golf or fish, hold the winning bridge hand, select the perfect gift, and wrap it to such perfection you hardly dared to open it. Together Iris and Keith created an environment filled with love and laughter. Repeated trips to Mexico in their own little plane, with the company of good friends resulted in many happy memories. Many of those same good friends partook in "the Gourmet Club", where four couples would take turns hosting a gastronomic adventure each month. Winters were often spent skidooing with family and friends, and many summer days centered around the pool at home. Most importantly, were the memories created at the family cottage at Clear Lake, which they purchased in 1974. Many idyllic summers were spent on the waters and beaches of Clear Lake, and the cottage was the warm and loving gathering place for our extended families.The grandchildren always knew when they picked two cups of berries, that Grams would magically turn it into a wonderful pie! Iris is predeceased by her parents, Gudrun and Gunnlauger, her sisters Avril and Jacqueline, brother Hadly (Butch), and her loving husband Keith. She leaves behind her daughters Lori (Jim Green) and Kris (Tony Marques) and their children Aran Dangerfield (James Denis), Mitchell Green, and Ryan, Jesse and Megan Marques, and great grand-children Finleigh and Holden Denis. Iris also leaves some special friends, so close as to be family, Grace Winters and Charlie and Erma Cox. The family would like to extend its gratitude to so many kind and giving caregivers at Fairview, BRHA and We Care. Donations in memory of Iris can be made to: Cancer Care Manitoba, Breast Cancer Research. Funeral arrangements pending.
ABRAHAMS: David Abrahams, age 82 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 18, 2014. David was born at Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 23, 1934. He grew up on a dairy farm at Pigeon Lake, Manitoba. He attended a country school for grades one to eight and high school at Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna, MB, graduating in 1951. David was a journeyman for MTS working in various locations including Central Office in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Neepawa area and Brandon. He retired in 1989. David enjoyed travelling which included special trips to Germany, Austria and Paris. Watching football was a favorite pastime for David, attending several Grey Cup games, but Curling was his number one sport. David is survived by his loving wife Anne, son Darren, daughter Sharlene, sisters Erna Martens, Tina Schulz and Irene Defer, brothers Arnold (Mary), Herb (Rita) and many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his parents David and Katharina Abrahams and four brothers. Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Pallbearers were Garth Abrahams, Kevin Abrahams, Kim Osawe, Dennis Hunt, Don Alston and Richard Driedger. Interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of David may be made to Parkinson Society of Manitoba, Brandon & Westman Office, 208 - 1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0L5 or Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ip and the wonderful staff on A2 at the Assiniboine Centre for their excellent and compassionate care. To our dear friend, Margaret Gibb of Brantford, Ontario for presiding over the funeral and Brent Buchanan and Memories staff for their kind and compassionate arranging of David's funeral.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WIELGOSZ: The death of Anne Wielgosz, beloved mother of Jeanette (Renald) Rouire, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. As per Anne's wishes, a private family Graveside Ceremony will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Anne may be made to Brandon Humane Society, 2200 - 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
LEES: J. Nelson Lees beloved husband of Barb, dad to Curtis, Scott, Shauna, Karen & Patrick died at his home in Mather, Manitoba on July 28, 2014 at the age of 75. A memorial service will take place at the Mather Hall on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place at the Mather Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Nelson may be made to the Rock Lake United Church Camp; Box 395, Crystal City, Manitoba, R0K 0N0
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MONCAUSKAS: Lena Moncauskas of Brandon, beloved mother of Horace and dear sister of Margaret (Garth) Foley and Olive Isherwood, passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Lena will also be remembered by her nieces and nephews Gail Witherspoon, Grant Chyzyk, David Isherwood and Sean Foley. Funeral service to honour Lena’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Patrick Neufeld of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Following the funeral service, interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery, where Lena will be laid to rest beside her husband Walter. Donations in memory of Lena may be made to the Manitoba Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5.
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GOODON: Jerry Louis Goodon of Brandon, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Patrick Neufeld of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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NICKERSON: Frederick Glenn. February 23, 1957 - July 26, 2014. After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, Fred Nickerson, age 57 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Fred is reunited with his wife Sherry, the love of his life, who predeceased him April 14, 2014. Left behind to cherish his memory are his children Teresa (Todd), Kenton (Jeff), Stefan (Lisa), and Erik as well as the grandchildren he adored: Ella, Jordyn, Taylee, and Finnik. Fred will also be remembered by many extended family members and friends. A Celebration of Fred's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Kevin Ratzlaff will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Fred may be made to the Erik Raymond Glenn Nickerson Trust Fund at any Westoba Credit Union.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MALAZDREWICZ:Frances Victoria, (Nee: Maycher) passed away peacefully, with dignity, on Thursday July 24, 2014, at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 50 years, Anthony (1925 -2000), and by her daughter Valerie (1957-2012). A woman of great emotional strength, and profound wisdom, Frances embraced life, touching everyone with her humility, love, and playful humor. She was born a farm girl, on June 1st, 1927, at Alonsa Manitoba, 4th child of Katie Tolpa and Andrew (Henry) Maycher. The family moved, in 1939, to acreage near Minitonas, Manitoba. She and Anthony (Tony) were married on June 10th, 1950, in Swan River, Manitoba. She is mourned by her children Christopher (Christine), Lois, Glenn (Ronda), Andrew (Shirley), as well as her grandchildren, Katie, Cecilia, Nathaniel, Nicholas (Jen), Noah, Corinne, Brooke, Colin, Maryse, and Rachel, and by her great-grandson, Anthony. Also left to morn are brothers Clifford and Edward Maycher, sister Mary Yakielashek, brother-in-law Edward Malazdrewicz, sisters-in-law Josephine and Gayle Malazdrewich, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frances expressed her creative instincts through her many crafts and through her writing. A natural musician, she played accordion and fiddle, passing on her love of music to her family. She was also an avid curling fan, glued to the TV whenever tournaments were broadcast. We will all miss her deeply, but will continue to be inspired by who she was, and by how she lived her life. A memorial service celebrating Frances’s life, will be held on Wednesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at the Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, officiated by Monseigneur Louis McCloskey.Light refreshments will follow. Interment of her ashes will take place at a later date, in a private ceremony at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frances’s name to the cancer charity of your choice.
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