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GRAY: A. May Gray passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her residence, Hillcrest Place, at the age of 100. May is survived by son Bob Walker (Brenda); Wayne Gray (Sharon); Dale Gray (Georgina) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands: Robert Leslie Walker (1944), Albert William Gray (2010); parents George and Ellen Boles; daughter Patricia James and son-in-law Russell James; as well as five brothers and two sisters. In 1937, May married Robert Leslie Walker of the Forrest district and had two children, Patricia and Robert (Bob). In 1944, Leslie passed away from a farm accident. May then moved from the farm to Brandon to raise her two children, Pat and Bob. May worked at the Brandon Mental Hospital for 5 1/2 years before she accepted a job in the CSR Department at the Brandon General Hospital in 1959. On November 11th, 1961, May married Albert Gray. Albert had two sons, Wayne and Dale. Albert and May enjoyed travelling and spent many happy times “on the road.” May enjoyed her many family Christmases at her daughter’s home in Winnipeg. Her favorite treat was a strawberry sundae from Dairy Queen. A Celebration of May’s Life will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, July 11th at 1:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, (Brockie Donovan), 332-8th Street. We would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Place for all their kindness and love shown to Grandma during her eight-year stay. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of May can be made to Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, 930-26th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2B8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CALVERT: Melvin Argyle Stewart Calvert of Brandon, MB, beloved husband of Joan Calvert; entered into rest on July 9, 2016 at the age of 88 years. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carberry United Church, Carberry, Manitoba. Interment Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, Manitoba. Donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. White’s Funeral Home-Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
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BACH: Nancy Bach of Brandon, Manitoba, beloved wife of the Late Louis Bach, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the age of 88 years. In keeping with Nancy’s wish, cremation will take place with a private family service to be held. If friends so wish, donations in memory of Nancy may be made to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ROURKE: On July 3, 2016, at the age of 95, Emily Mary (Beulah) Rourke passed away peacefully at Fairview Home with her family by her side. Emily was born on January 22, 1921 to Sophia and Welhelm Hinsburg of the McEachern District in Saskatchewan. Later the family moved to their farmstead at Rapid City, Manitoba where Emily and her siblings grew up. She was one of nine children having five brothers and three sisters. Emily acquired the nickname “Beulah” from a French teacher in her school who was unable to pronounce “Emily.” This nickname stayed with her throughout her life. On April 22, 1942, Emily married William (Bill) Rourke and moved to the Rourke family farmstead in Moline, Manitoba. Daughter Carol was born in 1944 and daughter Linda was born in 1947. Bill and Emily relocated their family to Brandon in 1949 where Bill was employed at the Brandon Mental Hospital until his retirement. Emily took in boarders to help support the family and later worked for Chrest’s Dry Cleaners and Fred’s Dry Cleaners until her retirement. Emily and Bill were married for 59 years before Bill’s passing in 2001. Emily was full of enthusiasm and energy and her work ethic was stellar. She was the matriarch of the family. She loved to cook and host her family and friends. Emily was well known for her hospitality and culinary skills. Her butter tarts were especially delicious and were always the delight of her guests. Emily was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion #3. She enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with friends and family. Bill and Emily enjoyed summers at their cabin at Sandy Lake where many memories were made with their family and friends. Emily was predeceased by her husband Bill and grandson Daniel Attridge. She is survived by her daughter Carol Rourke of Brandon and daughter Linda (Bob) Usunier of Brandon. She and her son-in-law, Bob, shared a special bond. She is also survived by her grandson Bob (Susan) Horwood, step-granddaughter Jane Usunier (Brad Babiuk) of Grand Prairie, Alberta and great grandchildren Dallas Attridge, Payten Attridge, Jasmine Horwood, Bennett Babiuk and Jaxson Babiuk, her brother Edward (Margaret) Hinsburg of Rapid City, sister-in-law Evelyn Rourke of Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews. A private Funeral Service to honour and celebrate Emily’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, July 8, 2016, followed by interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Bob Usuiner, Ray Usunier, Rayna Robertson, and Melvin Clack. For those desiring, donations may be made in Emily’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ROSE: The family sadly announces the passing of Doreen Rose (nee Griffith) on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 79 years. Doreen was born September 27, 1936 in Dauphin, Manitoba. Her greatest joys were her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doreen is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, William Bernard Rose, and their three children, Rosemarie (Steve) Blair, William Rose and Peggy Angus; brother George (Irene) Griffith; grandchildren Malcolm (Sarah) Angus, William (Kerry) Angus, Jennifer Blair and Kevin (Lauren) Blair; and great-grandchildren Hailey, Emma, Kylie, Jacob and Kyera. Doreen is also survived by three nieces, two nephews and several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents James Franklin Griffith (1967) and Alice Margaret (nee Bercier) Griffith (1986); three sisters, Florence Bancroft (1976), Shirley Glesby (2005) and Ann Campbell (2015). Mom will be woefully remembered by all she held dear and we know she will be watching over us until we meet again. The family will cherish her memory in a private celebration of life. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B, 457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered,“Come to me.'”A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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POLLICHUK: Lawrence Pollichuk of Minnedosa, passed away June 8, 2016, tragically at the family farm. Lawrence was born at Mountain Road to Mike and Carrie Pollichuk on June 22, 1944. He completed high school in Brandon and after working at various jobs in Brandon, Snow Lake and then Thompson, where he completed his Millwright and Industrial Mechanics Certificates, while working for INCO. On November 1, 1969, Lawrence married Cecilia Chupka and they had two sons, Sheldon Michael in 1970 and Robert Darren in 1974. In 1975 the Pollichuk's moved to Minnedosa, where Lawrence employed at Mohawk Oil, while trying his hand at farming. In 1982 the family moved to their farm where Lawrence farmed until his battle with MS resulted in retirement. In 2012 they purchased a home in Minnedosa, but spent the summers on the farm because Lawrence loved the farm almost as much as his family. In the last ten years, his three grandsons were a great joy to him. Lawrence loved reading, TV, Suduko, drives in the country, visits from family and friends, cutting grass and smoking his cigar on the deck. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus. Lawrence was predeceased by his father in 1948, mother Carrie and step-father John Badowich in 2005, father-in -law Michael Chupka in 2007, grandparents, George and Anne (Labuik) Pollichuk and Frank and Taklia Koversky. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 47 years, Cecilia, two sons, Sheldon and Tammy of Winnipeg, Rob and Judy of Minnedosa and three grandsons, Nathan Robert, Ty Michael and Brody Michael; mother-in-law Pearl Chupka of Minnedosa, brother Don of Brandon and two nieces Cheryl of Vancouver and Michelle of Winnipeg and step brothers Edwin and Bob Badowich. Funeral service was held on June 18th, at Minnedosa Holy Ascension Catholic Church, with Father Emil Kardasinac and Cantor Marion Robaluk officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the Knights of Columbus. Interment at a later date in Minnedosa Cemetery. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements. Donations if desired, to the Minnedosa Holy Accession Church or the MS Society.
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McMULLAN: On Sunday ,June 26, 2016, Thelma Edith McMullan passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Brandon, Manitoba with her daughters by her side. Born March 26, 1932, Thelma was the middle daughter of Harold and Geraldine Tait. She attended Royal School. During her life time Thelma had numerous jobs, but her greatest pleasure was being a mother and grandmother. Thelma leaves to mourn her passing her daughters Kathy (Kevin) and Donna (Terry); grandsons Brenden (Baillee) and Jordan (Coralee); sisters-in-law Marilyn, Marj and Ada, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Stew; parents Harold and Geraldine; father and mother-in-law William and Elizabeth; brother Leonard; sister Lil and brothers-in-law Ed, Jim, George, Bob and Len, as well as sisters-in-law Shirley and Muriel. A celebration of Thelma’s life will be in the Ken Robbins Hall at Lion’s Manor, 35 Victoria Avenue East, on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Thelma's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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LETTLEY: Edith Evelyn. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Evelyn, 97 years, at her residence, Hillcrest Place on July 5, 2016. As per her wishes, cremation will be followed by a private graveside service and interment.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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KNIGHT: Dr. L.W. Knight. Peacefully, with family by his side at the Souris Hospital on Tuesday, July 05, 2016, Leslie Wilfred Knight passed away at the age of 93 years. Les was born on April 23, 1923 in Regina, Saskatchewan, the first of five children of Edith and Les Knight. His family moved to Souris when he was 2 years old and he lived his entire life in Souris except for the time he spent getting his degree in Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Upon graduating in 1946 Les returned to Souris and practiced medicine for the next 53 years. In 1948 Les married June Harding and the next 57 years of their lives were dedicated to family, friends, work, and community. Les showed his love of Souris by committing countless hours to community service, being the Chairman of the Souris Valley School Division, three terms as mayor starting in 1966, and instrumental in getting the current Souris hospital built. He was also involved in building the Souris Medical Centre where he enjoyed years working with Ralph Whitfield, Dr. Alf Grant, and Dr. Boyd McCallum. Besides practicing medicine, farming was a very important part of his life. He built a successful operation consisting of a feed lot and grain farm, and built a fully integrated private meat processing plant on his farm. Les was predeceased by his wife June, brother Allan Knight, sisters Dorothy McCurdy and Evelyn Mills, nephew Dr. Alex Mills, parents Edith and Leslie and his loyal dog Carter. He is lovingly remembered by his four daughters: Tannis (Ken Palmer) and grandchildren Jason (Kate) and Robyn; Karen (Richard Lafreniere) and grandsons Lee and Kyle (Fiona); Gail and granddaughters Lindsey (Sean) and Melanie; Linda and grandchildren Kevin, Cassie (Evan), Leslie and Jessica; sister Lois Bowman; niece Dr. Wendy McCurdy and his six great-grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Cram and the staff at the Souris Hospital for the care and kindness that Dr. Knight received. A private family service has been held.
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KOLOSINSKI: On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Lorraine Lillian Kolosinski, age 84 years, beloved mother of Larry, David, and Daniel Roulette and Barb Blackmon, passed away at her residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon, on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Celebration of Lorraine's Life will take place on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. also at Memories Chapel. Rev. Craig Miller will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B, 457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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HALL: Helen Marie Hall (December 29, 1915 - July 4, 2016), beloved wife of the late Herald Hall, formerly of Crandall, MB, passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 100 years of age. Helen is survived by her son Malcolm Hall of Billericay, England and daughter-in-law Sandra Hall of Calgary, AB. Helen was predeceased by her husband Herald (Nov 9, 2004); son Ron Hall (April 24, 2016); and parents Jesse Daisley and Martha Jane (nee Quinton). A graveside service at Crandall Cemetery, Crandall, MB will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Crandall Community Fund, Crandall, MB, R0M 0H0.
Messages of condolence can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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GRAY: A. May Gray passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her residence, Hillcrest Place, at the age of 100. May is survived by son Bob Walker (Brenda); Wayne Gray (Sharon); Dale Gray (Georgina) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands: Robert Leslie Walker (1944), Albert William Gray (2010); parents George and Ellen Boles; daughter Patricia James and son-in-law Russell James; as well as five brothers and two sisters. In 1937, May married Robert Leslie Walker of the Forrest district and had two children, Patricia and Robert (Bob). In 1944, Leslie passed away from a farm accident. May then moved from the farm to Brandon to raise her two children, Pat and Bob. May worked at the Brandon Mental Hospital for 5 ? years before she accepted a job in the CSR Department at the Brandon General Hospital in 1959. On November 11th, 1961, May married Albert Gray. Albert had two sons, Wayne and Dale. Albert and May enjoyed travelling and spent many happy times “on the road.” May enjoyed her many family Christmases at her daughter’s home in Winnipeg. Her favorite treat was a strawberry sundae from Dairy Queen. A Celebration of May’s Life will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, July 11th at 1:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, (Brockie Donovan), 332-8th Street. We would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Place for all their kindness and love shown to Grandma during her eight-year stay. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of May can be made to Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, 930-26th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2B8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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COLQUHOUN: Kelvin Neal August 31, 1968 – Gillam, MB July 5, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Kelvin peacefully at Carewest Sarcee Hospice at the age of 47. Kelvin leaves behind his loving spouse, Melanie; son, Jarod; parents, Clare and Dorothy Colquhoun; brothers, Cory (Karen) and Darren (Maurie) plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws and countless friends. He grew up in Brandon Manitoba graduating with honours from Brandon University majoring in Physics and Mathematics. Kelvin married the love of his life Melanie in 1989 and Jarod came into the picture in 1997. A Professional Geophysicist over his entire career, Kelvin started with Shell Canada in 1990. In 1999 Kelvin joined Apache Canada and had a very successful career contributing to several major discoveries during his tenure. Kelvin mentored several colleagues over the years and was passionate about his profession. A lifelong learner, Kelvin devoured technical journals and took courses to stay on top of the latest developments in his field of study. Outside of work Kelvin loved to ski, golf, trap shoot, mountain bike, hike and play guitar. Later in life Kelvin obtained his pilot's license and amassed hundreds of hours flying out of Springbank Airport. Kelvin and Melanie loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit New York, Hawaii, Mexico, Belize and Europe. Kelvin had wonderful care from Dr. Syrnyk, Dr. Eksteen, and Dr. Tam at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In addition, the Palliative team led by Dr. Falk and the staff at the Carewest Sarcee Hospice provided comfort to Kelvin and his family during his final days. A Celebration of Kelvin's Life will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Monday July 11, 2016 (corner of 17th Avenue SW and Lower Springbank Road) at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kelvin can be directed to the Kelvin Colquhoun Physics Scholarship at Brandon University. Details are as follows: Brandon University Foundation in Memory of Kelvin Colquhoun 270 18th Street Brandon, MB R7A 6A9. (204) 727-7374 or toll free 1-877-282-4483.
www.brandonu.ca/give/donate
Alternatively you may wish to support the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer where Kelvin's sister-in-law Candis Strong will be riding in his memory: www.conquercancer.ca/goto/CandisStrong
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 24223 Twp Rd 242, Calgary, AB, T3Z 3K2.
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CALE: Kenneth Daryl passed away suddenly on June 24, 2016 in Calgary, at the age of 76. Ken was predeceased by his parents Wilfrid and Ethel; brothers Rowland, Elvin and Donald. He is survived by wife Doris, daughter Debbie (Kevin), Cheryl (Peter) and Kim (Todd), six grandchildren, brother Milo and four sisters-in-law.
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BOURK: Corinne Anne Marie Bourk (nee Prefontaine) July 15, 1929 ? May 4, 2016 With sadness we announce the passing of our dear mom on May 4, 2016.  Predeceased by her husband Tom Bourk (2011),  her brothers Aurele,  Bernard (Father Aurelle, OFM), Emilien (Cecile Turenne, deceased), sister Lucille (Denis Turenne, deceased), and sister Pauline (George Ross, deceased).   Corinne is survived by her children Dwight (Carol) Harley, Lynne Harley (Gary King), Mona (David) Lancaster and Craig Harley.  She was a proud grandmother to  eight grandchildren (Jordan Dunning, Mitchell Dunning, Zachary Dunning, Kathleen Harley, Danielle Lancaster, Nicole Lancaster, Mathew Lancaster, Brooklyn Lancaster), and five great-grandchildren. Corinne will be missed by her brother Jules (Agnes) Prefontaine and sister Gertrude (Vincent Arnal ?deceased) and her many nieces and nephews.  Born and raised in St. Pierre, Manitoba, Corinne graduated from nurses training at St. Boniface Hospital, Manitoba in 1951.  In 1960 Corinne settled down in Brandon, Manitoba with her first husband Donald Harley for 35 years.  She was a dedicated Registered Nurse at the Brandon General Hospital for over 30 years, and active in the St. Augustine's Church during her time in Brandon.  In 1997 (at the age of 68 years), Corinne remarried Tom Bourk and resided in the Ottawa, On. area for  the next 15 years of her life.   Corinne was an avid walker, golfer, and bowler in her day as well as an excellent needle worker and folk artist.  She loved to entertain and went out of her way to make all feel welcome. In mom’s last few years of dealing with challenging times, she persevered with determination, acceptance and faith. A funeral mass will be held at 2 pm on Thursday July 14, 2016 at St. Augustine's Church, 327?4th St. in Brandon Manitoba, followed by a reception.  On Saturday July 16, 2016, a graveside service for family will be held at the cemetery in St. Pierre, Manitoba. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Alzheimer's Society and the Heart and Stroke Society. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through Marshall’s Funeral Home of Richmond Hill, ON. (http://www.marshallfuneralhome.com/tribute-gifts.html).
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