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FESCHUK: Diane Elizabeth Feschuk; of Hamiota, MB; beloved wife of Edward; mother of Dwayne, Dawna, Bill (Heather); grandmother of Dwayne Jr., Jennifer (Mike), Jaymie, Brett, Mitch, Derek, Kyle; great grandmother of Desmond, Marshall, Asher; passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, April 15, 2015 at 73 years of age. A service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00am with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Diane’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
BAKER: Ronald Baker of Kemnay, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ron was predeceased by his wife Winnie in 2009. Left to mourn his passing are his children Bob (Angie), Beth (Garry) Lowdon, Danny (Deb), Bruce, Joan Creighton (Jeff Murray), Laurie Baker (Richard Wojcik), 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A Graveside Service for family and friends will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Ron may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ANDERSON: Andrea Nicole - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Andrea on Saturday, April 11, 2015, surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Donations in memory of Andrea may be made to
Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 1-888-518-0044, or to the Humane Society of Canada, 1-800-641-5463.
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POWER: Melville, 81 years old, who died January 15, 2015. Memorial service will be held at the Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. In memory of Mel donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
WESTON: With extreme sadness, we announce the passing of Harold (Bunk) Weston, 86, at BRHC on the evening of March 22, 2015. Bunk was a long serving member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and was a carpenter by trade for over 50 years in Hartney and area. He had a reputation for being the “best” at his work and was frequently called upon to build homes for family and friends. Bunk married Margery Davreux and despite not having children of their own, were like a second set of parents for their nieces and nephews near and far. Beyond work and family, Bunk’s passions were his love of dogs, fishing and camping. There was always a four-legged “child” in the home to be spoiled rotten and taken everywhere. As hard as Bunk worked, he always cleared his schedule spring and fall for a fishing trip with family and friends (usually up north in Manitoba). Camping was often associated with work projects in the area during the warmer months. This way, he and Marge could meet some new people, enjoy the outdoors, and sit around the campfire in the evenings. In retirement, Bunk swapped his big tools for smaller ones in order to create clocks and hanging shelves that demonstrated the patience and attention to detail so characteristic of his work. During his later years, Bunk resided in Brandon with his companion, Gladys. They did some travelling and made some new acquaintances wherever they lived in the city. Bunk is survived by his Aunt Gabie, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. In memory of Bunk, please make donations to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St. E., Brandon, R7A 7M6.
To all of those that think of me,Be happy as I go out to sea.If others wonder why I’m missin’Just tell ‘em I’ve gone fishin’
WALL: Lloyd Wall, beloved husband of Betty (Culbertson) passed away Monday, April 13 2015 at the age of 79, in Minot, North Dakota, with family by his side. Funeral service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 701 Main St. in Bottineau, North Dakota on Friday, April 17 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
FRANKLIN: Mona Ellen Jean, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus at her residence on April 12, 2015. Mona was born the fourth child and only daughter of Walter and Margaret Franklin of the North Brandon District. She attended Powerville, a one room schoolhouse, for her elementary education. Following her schooling she worked as a secretary at the Brandon Land Titles office, London Life Insurance, the Brandon Mental Health Centre and CKX and CKLQ. She was also a Deaconess at Bethel Temple. Her greatest love and deepest passion however was as a Pastoral Care Associate at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She spent many hours providing comfort and solace to generations of families as well as to the hospital staff. Her beautiful God given singing voice was heard by many at churches, weddings and funerals. Mona was predeceased by her parents, one niece Shelley Franklin and brothers Keith (Betty), Raymond (Muriel) and Garth (Edith). She is survived by her chosen sister Norrine Shobrooke; nephews and nieces: Dr. Gordon (Joy) Franklin, Evelyn Franklin, Larry (Shelley) Franklin, Linda (Gordon) Duncan, Sandra (Floyd) Phillips, Wendy (Gordon) Brown and cousins Lloyd (Elsie) Franklin and Alvin Franklin. A special thank you to Daughter's On Call for their compassion, care and service over the past two weeks, Dr. Visser and all who called, visited and brought food. A Celebration of Mona's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Margaret Gibb officiating. A private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, donations in memory of Mona may be made to The Missions Department: Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, 2450 Milltower Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 5Z6.
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KOZACK: Patricia “Pat” Diana Kozack of Brandon, formerly of Winnipeg, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 65 years. A funeral service to honour Pat’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating with Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HOOPER: Kelly George Hooper, beloved husband of Karen and father to Joline, Kennedy and Austin, passed away at the Reston Health Centre, Reston, MB. on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 51 years following a courageous battle with cancer. Kelly, or Hoop as he became known to all, was the firstborn to George and Karen Hooper on July 9, 1963. Kelly received his education in Reston, graduating in 1982. He was very active in all sports throughout his school years and beyond. He especially enjoyed hockey, baseball and golf. After moving to Reston in 1975 from the Ewart farm, he joined Reston Minor Hockey and took up goaltending duties. He continued to play into his senior years with the Reston Rockets and Reston Lites. His hockey was not limited to the ice as many kids who grew up in town could be found playing lawn hockey at Hoop's house. He became very knowledgeable about computers and spent countless hours helping people get their computers running properly. His most frequent clients (and challenging) were his sisters. He worked at various jobs over the years in the Pipestone/Reston /Cromer areas and also spent some time in Regina. In 2002, he joined the "family like" atmosphere at the Cando Contracting Ltd. office in Brandon. In 1988, he met Karen McCracken of Rivers and they were married in Reston on April 14th, 1990. Their family became complete as their children Joline, Kennedy and Austin joined the family circle. Kelly always took a keen interest in what the kids were involved with and was a willing volunteer when needed. In 2007, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and from there began his fearless quest that one day he would conquer his illness. He faced each hurdle along his journey with determination and resilience and was never without a smile or his sense of humour. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Karen; two daughters Joline (friend Jared) and Kennedy; son Austin; three sisters: Val (Glenn) Forsyth of Pipestone, Lisa (Vital) Tinant of Wawanesa and Tammy (Bruce) Hodgson of Deloraine; father and mother- in-law Don and Merle McCracken of Rivers; two sisters-in-law: Judy Heeney of Forrest and Kim Cunningham of Rivers; brother-in-law Wayne (Denise) McCracken of Rivers; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Geordie in 2008 and Karen in 2013. In keeping with Kelly's wishes, a private family graveside service will be held at the Reston Cemetery with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Donations in memory of Kelly may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita, MB. (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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DEVRIEZE: Shirley Martha Devrieze (nee Didur). Peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2015 Shirley Devrieze of Brandon, Manitoba passed away at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her father Joseph Harry Didur. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by daughter Darlene (James) McLeod of Brandon, MB with granddaughter Lauren McLeod; daughter Jo-Anne Sullivan (Warren Spencer) of Altamont, MB with grandson Shaun Sullivan; mother Margaret Didur of Portage la Prairie; brother Leonard (Bev) Didur of Hornby, Ontario; sister Nancy ( Greg) Sametz of Winnipeg and many nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral service will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm with Joe Ball officiating. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery with a reception to follow at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Brandon Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Ave. E, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St,. Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021
DUNN: Our Dad, H.R. "Bert" Dunn of Brandon, passed away at the age of 92 years on April 10th at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, with his family by his side. Bert was born in Bindloss, AB on April 6th, 1923. He grew up in Empress, AB and Burstall, SK. Bert took all his schooling in a one room school. After finishing school in 1940 he moved to Medicine Hat, AB where he worked at 2 different dairies. It was at the first Dairy, Dad met the love of his life, Jennie Jolliffe. They married June 12, 1943 in Calgary. Bert`s career started when he joined the Air Force from 1942 – 1945. After moving to Rivers in 1945 he began his painting and decorating career in Rivers and CFB Shilo until retirement in 1981. Bert enjoyed being around family, friends and being involved with the Legion, Masonic Lodge, School Board, Seniors, Square Dancing, Rivers Pipe Band and the Proprietor of his Ponderosa Miniature Golf Course. He was predeceased by his wife Jennie of 56 years and his parents John and Jean Dunn, as well as eight brothers, two sisters – George, Harold, Cecil, Redge, Ray, Glen, Lester, Gerald, Geraldine and Cecilia and son-in-law Joe Kubanowski. Bert is survived by his brother Gordon (Doris) Dunn of Sceptre, SK; daughter Judy Kubanowski of Brandon; son Ron (Corinne) Dunn of Killarney; daughter Coleen (Tony) Wall of Brandon; son Greg (Theresa) Dunn of the RM Of Elton. He is also survived by four granddaughters: Sherri (James) Potvin of Ottawa, ON, Cheryl (Scott) Carpenter of Kitchener, ON, Teresa (Korie) Morden of Brandon, Lisa (Ryan) Dyck of Minnedosa and six Great Grandchildren – Matthew Carpenter, Jennie and Amanda Potvin, Travis and Tyler Dyck and Kaden Morden; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, three sisters- in-law and two brothers-in-law. Celebration of Bert’s Life will be held at Rivers United Church on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Viewing at the church prior to service. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Pallbearers are Tony Wall, Scott Ross, Russell Schumacher, Clayton Blackwell, Brian Dunn and Tom Sclater. All those attending are considered Honourary Pallbearers. Interment will take place at Rivers Cemetery. Lunch to follow at the Rivers Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the charity of your choice.
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DENBOW: Marie Alice Denbow, beloved wife of Robert William (Bill) Denbow, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 84 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
REID: Marguerite Reid of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on December 27, 2014 at the Brandon General Hospital at the age of 91 years. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Foxwarren Cemetery with Elaine Dixon officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements.
POPOVITS: William (Bill) Alfred Popovits. Bill passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on April 2, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg. Cherishing his memories is his beloved wife Lola (nee Lueder). Also missing him are his greatest pride and joy, his children, Clive, Geoffrey (Lorie), Maren (Rick), Stephen (Elaine), and Brian, his grandchildren, Adam, Samantha (Alex), Shannon (Evan), Michelle (Travis), Matthew (Candice), Tawnee, Taylor, and Tegan and his great-grandchildren Tawni, Denver, Ethan, Korie, and Wyatt. He was predeceased by daughter-in-law Pam. Bill was born in Calcutta, India October 1, 1930 and spent his early years there. After, he was on the high seas as a merchant marine and then resided in England honing his mechanical skills. He finally settled in Manitoba in 1965, where he worked for Manitoba Hydro until his retirement in 1991. Bill and Lola enjoyed traveling around the world and especially Europe with Jutta and Heinz. They also enjoyed puttering around in their yard and taking long walks. All who knew Bill will remember his love of soccer, that he was a “collector of things” and never having met a stranger. A memorial service will be held at the Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., Winnipeg, MB at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. A public viewing will be held there from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba will be greatly appreciated.
MILLER: Donna “Joyce”(nee Sample) 82 years, beloved wife of Bill Miller of Lions Manor, formerly of Justice, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 lovingly surrounded by her family at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her loving husband, Bill Miller, and their children- the five J’s – Jim & Cathy, Joanne & Jim Boyd, Jack & Arleen, Janet & Brent Campbell, Jeff & Kim; eleven grandchildren- Michelle Miller & Dustin Hargreaves, Heather Miller & Rob Brown, Jonathan Miller & Mackenzie Hales, Janelle, Ryan & Sarah Boyd, Allan & Kimmy Miller, Meghan & Bryce Cronkrite, Kyle & Kristen Campbell, Kristie & A.J. Miller and two great grandchildren- Rudy Cronkrite & Piper Boyd. Joyce also leaves to cherish her memory, Bill’s sister, Marie & Art Williamson and their children – Linda, Lorie, Louise, Barb, Bev, Lawrence and their families. She has relatives from coast to coast across Canada. Joyce was the only child of James Augustus "Gus" and Margaret Sample. On September 9, 1932 a beautiful baby girl, Joyce, was born at her parents’ home in Rapid City, MB. Joyce attended school in Rapid City and was known for her lovely handwriting and good grades. She belonged to C.G.I.T. and loved sports. Joyce met Bill when she attended Brandon College in 1949 where she roomed with Bill’s sister, Marie. After three years at Winnipeg General Hospital, and many fond memories of nursing training, Joyce graduated as a R.N. in 1953. She attended her class reunions for a number of years, renewing her friendships with those she trained with. Joyce worked at Minnedosa Hospital. Joyce and Bill were married at Rapid City on January 28, 1954 and they celebrated 61 years of marriage on January 28, 2015. Bill and Joyce lived together on the farm in the Justice area until 2013. Joyce loved her family and took great joy in husband Bill, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joyce was very creative and loved organizing events and was an excellent cook. Joyce was very involved with the Justice Community and Justice United Church and U.C.W. She played the piano and played the organ at Justice Church for 15 years, and sang in the choir. With their 5 children born in 6 years, was very involved with Baby Band, and was a 4-H Leader. She loved to read and was an avid curler and golfer. Joyce was a very special woman, a good friend, and a very passionate and caring person, with a wonderful personality, and was always patient and kind with a wonderful smile. Throughout her life Joyce was blessed with many wonderful friends and neighbors. Bill and Joyce shared many fun times with new and old friends wintering in Hawaii and Mesa, AZ for over 35 years. Joyce was also very blessed to have shared so many special memories with her husband Bill who visited her every day during her stay at Rideau Park for the past 22 months. The family would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Rideau Park for their dedicated care. A private graveside service for the family will be held at Humesville Cemetery. The family invites you to a memorial service on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joyce may be made to Humesville Cemetery, c/o Gordon Link, Box 29, Forrest, MB. R0K 0W0.
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