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ROSS: Cortland Clive Ross of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the age of 29 years. Cortland will be lovingly remembered by his father Elwin, stepmom Sheree, sisters Deidre, Phoenix, Wendy, Shereen, Alexis and his brother, Bruce. He was predeceased by his mother, Loretta. Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Traditional services will commence at the hall on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., with the funeral service to start at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
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RITCHIE: Kenneth Roy Ritchie passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre, Minnedosa, MB on March 17, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Memorial Lunch will take place on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Minnedosa Legion Club Room, Minnedosa, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
ERNST: Len Ernst of Brandon, MB, beloved husband of Carol VanDeWoestyne, entered into rest on March 17, 2015 at the age of 66 years. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Carberry, MB. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
SCOTT: Robert “Bob” Scott of Carberry, Manitoba, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Scott, entered into rest on March 15, 2015 at the age of 83 years. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Agnes Anglican Church, Carberry, MB. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or St. Agnes Anglican Church, Carberry. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
RONEY: William Richard “Bill”. Bill Roney of Wawanesa, MB passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday March 15, 2015 at the age of 94 years. Bill leaves to mourn his passing his wife Ainsley (nee Hamilton) of Wawanesa, MB, sons Ross of Wawanesa, MB, Calvin and Harvey of Spruce Woods, MB and Robert of Cromer, MB, daughter Verna of Spruce Woods, MB, grandchildren Bill , Jaime and Tracey, great grandchildren Dylan, Sydney, Taylor, Katlyn, Tyson and Kali. Also left to mourn Bill’s passing is his sister Marlene Snyder of Dauphin, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was predeceased by his son Dennis in infancy, parents Richard & Mae (nee Foote) Roney, and brothers Clayton, Barry (Connie) and Morley (Jean) Roney, mother & father in Law Mary & Charlie Hamilton and sister-in-law Ora (Glen) Wilson. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church. Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824 18th St #3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
POWERS: Joan Elsie Powers passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Friday March 13, 2015 at the age of 95 years, with her family at her side. Joan was born to Alan & Marjorie Avery in Austin Mb on January 26, 1920. She moved with her parents & sisters to Nesbitt MB where the family owned & operated the grocery store. It was in Nesbitt where she met Samuel Wilfred Powers. They married on June 12, 1941. Joan & Sam raised their children in Nesbitt & in 1952, took over the grocery store, naming it Powers Sur-Fine Groceteria. The business included a bus depot, gas station & post office. Upon retirement in 1984, Joan & Sam remained in Nesbitt, where Sam died in 1992. Joan eventually moved to Wawanesa Valley Lodge where she lived for many years before becoming a resident of the personal care home. Joan was an exceptional baker & her treats were enjoyed by many over the years. Her beautiful needle point adorns the walls in the homes of her children & grandchildren. Her other interests included knitting, letter writing & tending to the needs of her grandchildren, who she adored. Joan was a deeply caring and thoughtful lady. Joan was predeceased by her husband Sam, great granddaughter Kayla, her dear grandson Orey, her golden boy Alan & her sisters Kaye & Edith. She is survived by her children Sandi Gullett (Bruce), twins Karen Wright (Victor) & Kevin Powers; grandchildren Monica (Kevin), Derek (Suzy), Krista (Shane), Jodi (Craig) & Ryan; great grandchildren Barret, Kylie, Cade, Cannen, Hayden & Jaxon; pampered pooches Spike & Ginger. Joan’s family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the exceptional caring team at the Wawanesa Health Centre who cared for Joan as if she were their mom, and to special friends Tannis Rathwell & Ina Cullen. A private family graveside service will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery on Tuesday March 17, 2015, with Joan’s friend Shirley McBurney officiating. Memorial donations can be made in Joan’s memory to the Wawanesa Palliative Care Unit, Box 309 Wawanesa MB R0K 2G0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
FEE: Vera Kathleen Fee of Carberry, MB, entered into rest on March 15, 2015 at the age of 91 years. A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB; with memorial lunch to follow at the Carberry United Church Hall. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
MYERS: Terry Lynn Myers (Vrooman) of Brandon, formerly of Killarney and Belmont passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre Saturday February 14, 2015 at the age of 59. Terry leaves to mourn her passing husband Bill, sons Colin of Killarney, and Curtis (Susan) of Brandon, daughter Erin of Winnipeg, Mother Peggy Vrooman of Belmont, her siblings Kevin (Cathy) Vrooman of Belmont, Patti (Robert) Wanless of Belmont, Dean Vrooman of Belmont, Brenda (Maurice) Hutlet of Brandon, Cathy (Brian) Hetherington of Belmont, Shelley (Dave) Vertz of Glenboro , sisters in laws Jean (Paul) Cuvelier of Dunrea and Dorothy Enns of Morris and several nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by her father Clare Vrooman (June 2001), Sister in Law Janice Vrooman (September 2009), Grandparents Cecil and Vera Vrooman and Terrick and Muriel Hamilton, Father in law Cecil Myers (June 2013) Mother in law Joan Myers (October 2014) and Brother-in- law Bill Enns (May 2012). Terry was born the eldest child to Clare and Peggy Vrooman on January 23, 1956. She grew up on the Vrooman family farm (which has been in the family since 1882). She was educated in Belmont and Glenboro schools. Terry, being the eldest child in a large family, became her mother’s helper for cooking, cleaning and laundry. In July 1975, she started working for the Bank of Montreal in Belmont. Terry married Bill Myers on May 20th 1978 and they made their home at Belmont. Their twin boys Colin and Curtis were born in 1980 and their daughter Erin was born in 1984. Terry, Bill and the kids moved to Killarney in 1995. Terry continued to work in Belmont until 2001 for the Bank of Montreal and later Westoba Credit Union when Westoba purchased the Bank of Montreal. When Terry and Bill moved to Brandon in 2001 she was transferred to Westoba Branch at 34thstreet and she later worked for the company Call Centre. This year would have marked her 40th anniversary in the banking business. Terry was devoted to her family. She never missed a hockey game, figure skating event, concerts, or special occasion helping with any task she could to make these events successful. When the children were younger she would plan large birthday parties inviting all the children in their grade because she did not want anyone to be left out. Terry was an excellent baker and cook and one of her great enjoyments was to plan and prepare meals for large family gatherings. Recently she learned to make Ukrainian cabbage rolls and perogies from her daughter in law Susan. Terry enjoyed being part of and living in a small community. Our home was always open and welcoming to all the kids’ friends and anyone else. She was always making a cake or a loaf of sandwiches for a function at the church, the rink or the community hall. Over the years Terry taught Sunday school and 4H. She was a member of the Rae Rebekah Lodge for several years. She took courses in Ceramics and became a certified Ceramic teacher. She held Ceramics classes from a classroom in her basement 2 nights a week. Terry was very fond of sports. When Terry and Bill moved to Brandon they had season tickets for the Wheat Kings games for many years. She rarely missed a curling game or a Jets game on TV. She even managed to get to a few Jets games in Winnipeg. In keeping with Terry’s wishes, a private family service was held at Knox United Church in Belmont on February 19, 2015 with Rev. Irene Onuch Penhale officiating. Internment followed at Hillside Cemetery Belmont. A Memorial Reception followed at the Belmont Community Hall for all Friends and Relatives. If friends so desire, Memorial Donations can be made in Terry’s Memory to: Myeloma Canada P.O. Box 326 Kirkland, QC H9H 0A4, Palliative Care c/o Brandon Regional Health Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or a charity of one’s choice.
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Arrangements were with Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB.
CLISBY: Linda Ruth Isabel Clisby (nee Skinner) October 18, 1955 – March 14, 2015. As the sun was rising in the east, Linda’s spirit settled in the west and joined those loved ones who had passed before her. She left this world as she lived it graciously, privately, and courageously. Linda was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. We are forever grateful for the time we had with her, a special person who embraced everyone she met with kindness, respect, and an openness of heart. She brought joy and laughter to every occasion with a sharp wit and an outlook on life that made you want to be near her. Those of us who loved and cherished Linda grieve her loss and celebrate the gift of her life to us. Linda is loved profoundly and mourned deeply by her husband Don and their son Frank and daughter-in-law Dee. As well, Linda is mourned by the Skinner family, her Mother Margaret, and her brothers Frank (Lorraine), Don, and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was predeceased by her brother Michael (1969) and father Wendell (2001). Linda and Don were married in 1974 and they spent 40 years together sharing good times and bad, but always being best friends and strong supports to each other. Don’s devotion to Linda has never been as evident as these past few months as he walked along beside her in this difficult journey. Linda’s bravery and stoicism through this journey are admired by her many friends and it is evident that she gained this strength of character from her Mom who was with her every step of the way. Linda had a few passions for family, friends, golf, cooking, and a love of animals. First and foremost to Linda was family. In loving her family deeply, Linda’s major priority was to create a safe, secure and nurturing environment. One of her greatest joys was in bringing the family together and serving her famous roast beef dinners with Yorkshire pudding. It was during these times when she felt the most content, surrounded by the people she loved with all her heart. For Linda, the table was the gathering place, the source of nourishment, festivity, safety and satisfaction. It was where she could combine her love for family and cooking into one happy event. Linda’s passion for animals was developed in her early years of growing up on the farm in Alexander. She loved dogs and owned many throughout her lifetime including Jude, Suzie, and now Jessie. As well she was overjoyed when Frank and Dee introduced her to her “grand-dogs” Nashville and Benny, and she realized they are carrying on the same passion for animals as she. In Linda’s younger years she and Don liked to ski in the mountains and spend time at the cabin at Pelican Lake. She would entertain us with the many stories of her and Rosanna’s antics. Laughter and Linda were synonymous. Her home was the gathering place in the neighborhood and adults and children would travel across the city on Halloween to collect one of her famous “popcorn” balls. Long after the children were too old to go out for Halloween, these now adult children and their parents still showed up on Halloween to get her special treat! Linda always looked forward to these visits and opened her home to everyone. Golf and friendships went hand in hand. Linda developed many life-long friends when she was part of the ladies “Happy Corkers” golf league. These friends and the others that she developed along the way always felt special in her presence. While she took her golf seriously, Linda was always willing, when asked, to provide helpful advice to her partner to help them improve. She took great pride in the fact that son Frank had coached her in golf. Linda was a sought after golf partner and a great golf buddy. Linda’s favorite saying was “it will be a life changing experience.” Go softly dear Linda and know that you have made our time here “life changing.” We loved you. “May our hearts be filled with Linda’s laughter and warm smile and bring tears of happiness in having known her.” In accordance with Linda’s wishes, there will be no service, however, her ashes will be spread in her favorite places in the fall. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Brandon Humane Society.
JOHNSTON: Terry Ann Johnston, age 59 years of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 20, 2015. Terry was born on January 23, 1956 at Iserlohn, Germany where her dad was stationed as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. She was the third child of eight born to Andy and Edna Eckhart. The family returned to Canada and lived in Petawawa and then Shilo where they remained until her Dad's retirement. Terry attended school on the base at Shilo. Right out of school, she went to work at the Brandon Mental Health Centre as management in the dietary department until the institution closed. Terry then went to work in the stores office at Maple Leaf for the past fourteen years. Terry's first marriage was to Brent Chamberlain and together they had a daughter Tracy, born in 1983. Later, while working at BMHC, she met Don Johnston. They were married on March 12, 1993 and Terry became a second mom to Don's boys, Brett and Kyle. Terry enjoyed cooking and was great at it, which her children really appreciated. Her bookshelves were full of cookbooks and her special meals would impress the boy's girlfriends when they were home for dinner. Terry loved to play cards, especially cribbage and rummy, with her family members. She was good and quick at the math, and taught Brett and Kyle to play as well. Terry also enjoyed reading, dancing, travelling, music-sharing Brett and Kyle's musical interests, classic movies with Cary Grant, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, murder mysteries - watching "Murder She Wrote", and animals - especially dogs. Terry loved Christmas time and shopping to get the right gift for everyone, but most of all she loved looking after her family. Terry will be deeply missed by her husband Don; children Tracy, Brett (girlfriend Trish) and Kyle (girlfriend Jessica). She will be lovingly remembered by her mom Edna; siblings Rick (Joanne), David, Carol (Rob), Linda (Jim), Donald (Deanna), Susan (Joey); brother-in-law Brent (Charlene) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, friends and co-workers. Terry was predeceased by her dad Andy, sister Donna and brother-in-law Danny. The Celebration of Terry's Life took place at Central United Church on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant officiated. Urn Bearers were her children Tracy, Brett and Kyle. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 - 824 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
DOWHAN: Stephen Kenneth Dowhan. Born April 13, 1957 in Gimli, Manitoba and died suddenly from a severe brain hemorrhage at Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, BC., November 10, 2014. Stephen was predeceased by his father Steve in 2007 and grandmother Josie Skwarok in 2012. He is survived by his mother Elsie of Parksville, BC, wife Sandie of Qualicum Beach, BC, sons Carver (Krista Burt) and Cole of Red Deer, AB., sister Lynn Dutton (Craig) of Qualicum Beach, BC, sister Debbie Dowhan of Parksville, BC and sister Patty Johnson (Alan Ursel) of Parksville, BC. Also survived by nieces Brandi (Damien), Mila, Abbey and nephew William Dutton, niece Josie-Lynn and nephew Andrew Johnson (Paige) and grand-niece Eva. Stephen (Spook) grew up in Gimli until 1969, when the Dowhan family relocated to Rapid City, MB. He graduated from Elton Collegiate in 1975 and started work with Manitoba Hydro shortly thereafter. Stephen married Sandie in 1988. During his 40 years with Manitoba Hydro he lived and/or worked in Brandon, Dorsey, Grand Rapids, Gillam, Shoal Lake, Selkirk and Stonewall. While working with Manitoba Hydro International in Saudi Arabia, Sandie and Spook moved to Qualicum Beach, BC to be close to his family. He was well known for his MacGyver lifestyle and can do attitude. His best known quote: “how hard can it be”! He believed in community and served as Mayor in Gillam, volunteer fire fighter in Shoal Lake, fire works director and tech guy for Amazing Race in Rapid City to name a few. Stephen was the family trail blazer. He was the first to get involved with computers, satellite dishes, vitamins and electronics. His many passions included music, audio-visual media devices, hockey, tri-athalons, water skiing, swimming, skydiving and scuba diving. His favourite toy was his Harley motorcycle. His latest love was scuba diving and he had planned to start his own business. He was a gifted hockey player and coach as well as a soccer coach. The Blue Bombers lost a very loyal fan! His favourite hockey team was the one his sons were part of. Stephen was a kind gentle man, a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle, a friend and coach. He was a patient man, always willing to share his knowledge, his love, quick smile and laughter. Everyone had to see his newest gadget or toy because he always had the first and best! Spook made friends easily and anyone who knew him was his friend and a friend for life. The family invites everyone who knew Stephen to join us on June 13th in Rapid City for a celebration of his life. A graveside memorial will take place at 12:00 noon, followed by a lunch from 1:00-3:00 pm at Rapid City Legion. Everyone is then invited for supper and a wake to say farewell to a remarkable brilliant man. Please RSVP to Patty Johnson 250-927-4497 (
Christian “Chris” Hendrik Corbey, 90, died February 23, 2015 at Fairview Home in Brandon. Chris was born in Thorn, Netherlands, on January 5, 1925. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 along with his brother Victor, Victor’s wife Gabrielle and their children, Harriet, John and Frank. Chris then went to work at the Stan Henry farm in Oak River. In 1957 he then moved and worked alongside his brother Victor on the home farm. Chris was a school bus driver for many years with Rolling River School Division. Chris loved horses and enjoyed showing them at local fairs. He also loved nature and bird watching. He was a very happy person and could be found whistling every morning. Chris would always lend a hand, no matter how big or small the task.
He will be missed
Chris leaves to mourn his only surviving sister, Annie Seerden (Netherlands), his companion Mary Radsma, sister-in-law Gabrielle Corbey, nephews John and Frank Corbey, nieces Mary-Ann and Vicky, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins in Netherlands and Canada. A private service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Chris may be made to a charity of choice.
COCHRANE: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adele Lorraine Cochrane age 76 years of Hamiota, Manitoba on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at the Hamiota and District Health Centre. Lorraine is survived by her husband Gary; daughter Heather (Rob), and son Blaine (Trina), and grandchildren: Melissa (Brett), Riley, Quinn, and Brody. Lorraine was born on August 11, 1938 at Hamiota, Manitoba, to Harvey and Ruby Gray. After she completed her schooling in Oakner Consolidated School, she headed to Winnipeg to attend secretarial college. Once she graduated from the two year course, she found employment with Blue Cross. In all she was in Winnipeg for four years, before she decided to head back home and marry Gary Cochrane. Together, they purchased the Gray family farm and ran a mixed livestock and grain farm. Heather was born in 1963, and Blaine was born in 1967. Lorraine was involved in all aspects of the farm, from hauling grain, to raising livestock, and growing a bountiful garden. For many years she enjoyed driving the local school van to meet the local school bus. She served as secretary of the Hamiota Ag Society for 15 years, and also was the Secretary Treasurer for Park Residence. Lorraine was a competitive sports enthusiast, curling competitively at a high level. As much as participating, she loved watching sports, especially when it involved her kids and grandkids. She never missed a curling game, hockey game, or ball game. She loved to do crossword, and jigsaw puzzles while watching many sporting events on tv. Lorraine touched many lives, and those who knew her will remember her for her infectious laugh, sharp wit, love for a good joke, and getting together with friends to enjoy a good cup of coffee. A private family graveside service was held on Saturday February 28, 2015 at Scotia Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Hamiota Agricultural Society, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota and District Sports Complex Memorial Fund, Box 100, Hamiota Manitoba, R0M 0T0, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 18th Street Unit #3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at the Hamiota and District Health Centre who helped us on such a difficult day. Also to Campbell Funeral Home, and the many friends and family who phoned, dropped by, and shared their thoughts with us about Lorraine.
ANGUS: Wayne James Angus; beloved husband of Doreen and father of Chris (Kim); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 73 years of age. A service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:00pm with interment following in the Scotia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota Agricultural Society, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
BROWN: Ruth Marion passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on February 19, 2015 in her 98th year. She was born on April 4, 1916 in Morden Manitoba to Ernest and Mary (Bayliss) McElroy. She and her siblings Phyllis, Robert and Ross moved to Souris at a very young age where she started school and graduated in 1937. In 1939 she enrolled in the nursing program at the Souris Memorial Hospital and graduated as a registered nurse in 1942. Classmates and colleagues would remain friends for life. Ruth began her nursing career at Souris that year and worked there in various positions until her retirement in 1981. In 1945 she married Harold Arthur Brown. They farmed in the Hebron District. Ruth became a mother to Arva, Lyle and Gail. Her commitment to her family knew no bounds. Ruth and Harold retired to Souris in 1976. She was very active within the community belonging to many organizations. Ruth was a devoted grandmother to her seven granddaughters. Her home was a center of activity on any family occasion. She was the unequivocal leader, mentor and caregiver to our family and she loved it. Always a special treat in the candy dish, cookies in the cookie jar and special cakes on birthdays. Ruth remained in her home until 2011 when she moved into the Souris Personal Care Home. She is survived by her children Arva (Ken) Wiess, Lyle (Sharon) and Gail Smith, her granddaughters Tara Wiess, Kim (Brad) Adamko, Lindsay (Craig Allison) Smith, Jessica (Brett Arbuckle) Brown, Erica Smith, Kristi Brown, Amy Smith, great grandchildren Ryan and Scott Adamko, Aubree and Graham Arbuckle. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Harold, parents and brothers and sister. Ruth was dedicated to her profession, her husband, her family and community.
A life well lived.
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