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PILLOUD: Passed away at the Wawanesa Health Centre on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at the age of 79 years, Florence Lavina Pilloud (nee Spencer) of Wawanesa MB. Florence leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Maurice, sons Gary (Elaine) of Brandon, Rob (Tina) of Wawota Sask., Brian (Judy) of Estevan Sask, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Funeral services will be held in the Wawanesa Community Hall on Monday December 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. Interment will take place in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Florence’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457 9th St. Brandon MB, R7A 1K2 or to the Wawanesa Community Foundation, Box 89 Wawanesa MB R0K 2G0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ROLLO: Bernice passed away on December 5, 2014 at Hamiota Hospital with her family by her side, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Doris Bernice Rollo (Heslip) was born April 22, 1935 to parents Sam & Alma Heslip near Pheasant Forks, SK. Mom was the eighth child of twelve and was raised with her siblings Edna, Muriel, Nellie, Jim, Mary, Violet, Lawrence, Florence, Stanley, Ira and Nelson. Bernice married Russell Rollo on December 23rd, 1952 and together they worked on their farm to make a living for themselves and their nine children, Richard, Sam, Donna, Bill, Delmar, Doris, Dianne, Brenda and Sylvia. Throughout her life Mom knew what it was like to work hard. While she raised her family she milked cows and separated the cream, tended a big garden, and canned and froze the produce to feed her family, cleaned the barn, carried the wood in and the ashes out, carried water, and hung the clothes outside to dry, both winter and summer. She washed and hung diapers times nine. Mom never complained about her work load, but rather would state she “was one of those hard working farm wives.” Mom never learned to drive as she was always at home with her children. Five of Mom’s biggest thrills were getting a clothes dryer, electric stove, gas furnace, hot water tank and getting the running water into the house. Mom really deserved these amenities. Mom loved to have company and never sent anyone away hungry. If she knew anyone was coming for a visit she would be up early cooking. Her biggest joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren coming for a visit. She enjoyed birthdays, graduations, going for a ride in a new vehicle or even just for a drive. Mom had no favorites, everyone was treated the same and equal. Everyone was always welcomed with a smile. Mom had an amazing memory for dates. She remembered everyone’s birthday, not only immediate family but extended family and friends as well. Mom was predeceased by her parents, several siblings and brothers and sisters- in-law, her husband Russell, her sons, Sam, Bill and Delmar and grandson Derrick. She is survived by her children Richard (Brenda), Donna (Dave), Doris (Bob), Dianne (Barry), Brenda (Ross) and Sylvia; by her grandchildren Michelle (Tony), Amanda (Ken), Cassandra, Ryan, Travis, Bryan, Katrina, Brett, Jesse, Taylor, Adrienne (Cody), Ben, Kayla and Courtney; great grandchildren Abi, Edelawit and Chace; by her sister Florence and brother Nelson; her sisters-in-law Sylvia, Betty, Elise and Annie and brother- in-law Neil (Darlene) and by many nieces and nephews. At Bernice’s request a private family service was held at Miniota Cemetery with Linda Clark officiating. Donations in memory of Bernice, may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
SHEESHKA: Caroline Sheeshka. Leaving us with many precious memories, we are deeply saddened on the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother at Shoal Lake Morley Personal Care Home on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the age of 100 years, 308 days. She was born on February 2, 1914 to Nicholas and Mary(nee Drozda) Borodie, the youngest of three children. She attended Olha School during the fall and spring seasons. Winter prevented her from going to school which was three miles away from home. During her time in school, she learned how to read and write at approximately grade three level. At the young age of 13, she left home to work in Shoal Lake at a doctor’s residence and then at a priest’s residence. She worked at two farm homes looking after small children and doing chores. In the evening the farmers’ wives helped her with her reading and writing. After several years, she returned home to help her parents on the farm. She enjoyed going to dances, performing at concerts and having roles in plays. On June 15, 1935, she married Michael Sheeshka, son of George and Justina (nee Zenchyshen) Sheeshka, at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olha. They settled on a farm in Olha. Life on the farm was difficult and very hard work as there were no modern conveniences and luxuries as we have today. Mom spent many hours working with dad in the fields and then coming home in the evenings to fix meals, milk the cows, and feed the farm animals. At harvest time meals and lunches had to be prepared for the men working in the fields hauling sheaves to the threshing machine. As farming advanced with machinery, mom hauled grain and later operated the combine. In 1947, mom and dad sold their farm at Olha and purchased land from Joe and Fred Michalyshyn. In the fall of 1959 they moved into Oakburn and continued farming until dad’s retirement in 1971. Mom was a very faithful member of the Oakburn Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the Oakburn UCWLC. She always gave a helping hand during Church and UCWLC events – (bake sales, fowl suppers, preparing food for Church functions, etc.) She never refused to give a helping hand to her neighbors and friends. Mom loved picking mushrooms, raspberries (enjoyed when Jessie Drul helped to pick raspberries), gardening, planting flowers, cooking, canning, knitting, quilting, making hooked rugs, playing cards and bingo. She was a great seamstress and made her own patterns for sewing clothes and vinyl Ukrainian boots for the Oakburn Ukrainian Teren Dancers. She cross-stitched tablecloths, cushions, Easter basket covers, crosses, Ukrainian shirts and blouses. A very talented lady! Indeed! The only summer vacation mom had in her lifetime was a train trip to Vancouver to visit dad’s brother. She was thrilled and enjoyed the beautiful flowers in the gardens and parks. Mom was saddened when her neighbor Ksenia Yanick passed away. They visited each other several times a week. After Ksenia’s death, Eugene (Ksenia’s son) checked on mom every time he went past her house. Mom was proud of her family and took great interest in their lives. She did a lot of babysitting with her grandchildren, especially her grandson David Sheeshka. Unfortunately, due to her failing eyesight she was unable to see pictures of her great, great, grandchildren – twins -Gemini and Willow Dean and Lillie Nowosad nor David’s fiancé Jennifer Griffin and daughter Kiera Griffin. Mom remained in her own home until 2009. At the age of 95 she moved to the Shoal Lake Morley Home. Two years later she had her right leg amputated and was confined to a wheelchair. Caroline was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1991, parents and parents- in-law, sister Anne & brother- in-law Anthony Weselak, brother Michael and sister- in-law Mary Borodie, brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law Steve & Anne Antonation, Steve & Teenie Matiowsky, John & Berta Sheeshka. She leaves to cherish her loving memory daughter Sonia, son-in-law Tony Nowosad, and son Myrcel, daughter-in-law Shirley Sheeshka. Four grandchildren - granddaughter Pamela Nowosad Douthwright, grandson Clarence Nowosad (partner Valerie Ilnyski), grandson Stewart (Lynne) Nowosad, grandson David Sheeshka (fiance Jennifer Griffin). Great grandchildren - Cody Nowosad, Briel Douthwright (partner Devin Sheparski), Nathan, Jayden and Nicholas Nowosad. Great, great grandchildren- Willow & Gemini Dean and Lillie Nowosad (Cody’s daughter). One step great granddaughter Kiera Griffin and many nieces and nephews. Pamela was unable to attend mom’s funeral. She was mom’s first grandchild. Pamela was very thankful Mom taught her how to do Ukrainian cross-stitching, pysanky, crocheting, making a kolach and many other Ukrainian Cultural Crafts. After Pamela moved to Thunder Bay she always asked how mom was doing, sent Christmas cards and phoned to wish mom “Happy Birthday!” Pamela said, “I could never forget Baba’s birthday. She was born on Ground Hog Day”. Pamela loved mom very much and will miss her dearly. David was mom’s second grandchild. He spent the most time with her as mom babysat David while Shirley taught school in Sandy Lake. Mom kept chickens in town and David remembers letting them out of the pen. There was quite a commotion when mom realized the chickens were on the lawn. David thought it was a lot of fun trying to get the chickens back in the pen. Mom, on the other hand, was not having fun! When David started school, mom would pick him up for lunch. Perogies were his favorite. When mom’s eyesight was failing and David would come to visit her, he would knock on the door and say, “Hello Baba. To yah (It’s me) David.” Mom was very greatful and happy to have visits from David. Panakhyda was held on Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 pm from Rae’s Funeral Chapel, Shoal Lake and the funeral service on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:30 pm from Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Oakburn, with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. Interment followed at the Oakburn Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. A hot meal was held at Oakburn Community Hall. Pallbearers were grandsons David Sheeshka, Clarence Nowosad, Stewart Nowosad; nephew Barry Sheeshka, Godson Dennis Sheeshka and Myrcel’s nephew Braden Drul. Crossbearer: Great grandson Nathan Nowosad. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Oakburn Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund, c/o Sylvia Shwaluk, Box 23, Vista, Mb. R0J 2E0, or Shoal Lake Morley Personal Care Home, Box 490, Shoal Lake, MB, R0J 1Z0.
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Mom was a strong, generous and loving person. She will be remembered fondly and lovingly and will be forever in our hearts, never forgotten.Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.Rest in peace dearest mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great, grandmother.
Vichnaya Pam’yat – Memory Eternal
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake were in care of arrangements.
VICKERY: Margaret Jennis Vickery, formerly of the family farm north west of Rivers, MB, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Margaret Vickery (née Russell) was born on March 12, 1938 to Mary (née Dankewich) of Brandon, MB and John Russell of Justice, MB, formerly of Scotland in Brandon, MB. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Russell, her sisters Cornelia, Betty, Charlotte, her brother Robert “Bobby” and step-brother Myron Young of Calgary, AB. Margaret is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wrey Vickery and their sons Garth (Nadine) and Guy (Lana). Brother William “Billy” (Audrey) and their family, nephew Terry Russell of Peace River, AB, nieces Sharon, Caroline and Vivian of Isle of Man, cousins Patt (John) Louchuk of Buffalo Point, MB, Sonia-june Hill of Kenora, ON and Michael Malyk of Winnipeg, MB. Margaret also leaves to mourn her five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, plus many friends and relatives near and far. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life was held at the Rivers United Church on Thursday, December 18, 2014 with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Her cousin Patsy Louchuk read a touching eulogy to Margaret. Interment was held prior to the service at the Rivers Cemetery. Pallbearers were her two sons Garth and Guy Vickery, Tyler Spring, Terry Russell, Jason Vickery and Jarett Plewes. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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WILLSON: Estella Willson, 1921-2014. After a brief illnes Estella formerly of Whitewater, MB, passed away at Esterhazy Hospital on December 17, 2014. In accordance with her wishes a graveside service will be held at a later date.
SWAIN: Earl Gordon Swain Surrounded by his loved ones, Earl Swain passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 74. Earl was born at St. Boniface Hospital on July 20, 1940.  He was predeceased by his parents, Ella and Andrew Swain and brother James. He is survived by his sons, Ian and Ryan, and daughter-in-law Allison (whom he called “daughter”).  He was so proud of his grandson, Anderson (“Andy”), who gave him much happiness and joy.  He also leaves his brothers: Larry (Carole) and Clare (Betty), and cousin Bob (Linda), along with many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his dry sense of humour, his passion for sports, his love of reading (especially Zane Grey westerns), and his enjoyment of word puzzles and sudoku. He was happiest in a boat with a fishing rod in his hands, the annual fishing trip to Lake of the Prairies with his sons and brothers being a highlight of his year. Earl’s entire career was spent with the Royal Bank of Canada giving him the opportunity to live, work and play in many towns across Manitoba and Ontario. After retiring, he spent many years in Deming, New Mexico.  There he cared for his walnut and pecan trees, always sharing his bounty of nuts with family and friends.  The last few years were spent in his hometown of Boissevain where he had good friends. Cremation has taken place and he will be interred close to his parents and brother. A celebration of his life will be planned for the summer of 2015.
Rest in peace and breathe easy.
Sobering Funeral Chapel & Crematorium Beausejour, 204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220.
SIGURDSON: Warren Lyngard Sigurdson of Glenboro, MB, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Glenboro Personal Care Home at the age of 76 years. Left to mourn Warren’s passing are his wife Rosalie (nee Gudnason), daughters Barbara Sigurdson (Sylvain Desaulniers) of Saskatoon, MB, Stacey Sigurdson (Joseph Roy) of Cumberland, BC, Jenifer Sigurdson of Neepawa, MB, and Vivian Sigurdson (David Joni Alexander) of Winnipeg, MB, grandchildren Andre (Kelli), Marc, Rachel (Brian), Tristan, Ceilidh (Chris), Brendan, Tyler, Braden, Brent and Brooklyn, great-grandchildren Lucas, Kane, Riker, Mason and Maverick. Also left to mourn Warren’s passing are his sister Joyce Grant of Portage la Prairie, MB, sisters-in-law Lorelie Mitchell (Piet van Dijken) and Sigried (Laurie) Johnson and brother-in-law Bill (Rosario) Gudnason, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Warren was predeceased by his parents Bjorn and Clara (nee Stephenson) Sigurdson, sister Margret (Merle) Gunnlaugson, and brother-in-law George Grant. A celebration of Warren’s life will be held in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014, with Pastor Laurel Seyfert officiating. Interment to follow in the Bru Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Warren’s memory to the Glenboro Area Foundation, Box 147, Glenboro, MB, R0K 0X0, or to the Glenboro Personal Care Home Enrichment Group, Box 442, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
STEWART: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:25 am, Howard Andrew Stewart, age 58 years, died in the Brandon Hospital as a result of cancer. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 20th at 2:00 pm in Oak River, Manitoba at the United Church on Limit Street. A reception to follow at Oak River Inn. For info contact Kevin Bones 204-226-8881 or Derek Bones 204-297-2271. Longer story to follow.
EVERATT: Garry Albert Everatt of Oak Lake, Manitoba beloved husband of Linda Everatt, loving father of Tracy (Darren) Wareham and Darren (Teresa), grandfather of Peyton and Gavin Wareham and Paige, Monica and Ethan Everatt, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba Monday; December 15, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Funeral service will be held from Oak Lake Community Hall, Oak Lake, Manitoba Saturday; December 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Don Sellstad officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends do desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba in memory of Garry.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
RUCKLE: Vivian Isabel Ruckle (nee Steen) beloved wife of the late Allan Ruckle, mother of Drew, grandmother of Keaton, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Valleyview Personal Care Home, at the age of 91. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Vivian may be made to the Carberry United Church. Arrangements in care of White's Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB.
CARBNO: William “Clifford” Carbno, beloved husband of Charlotte and dear father of Collin (Shirley) and grandfather of Christine and Steven, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 84 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 4 Willowdale Crescent, on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gordon Brown officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Memorial Park in Regina at a later date. Donations in memory of Clifford may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, the Brandon Lions Club, #2 Mockingbird Drive, Brandon, MB, R7C 1B2 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BERGSON: Kevin Wayne Bergson of Virden, Manitoba, beloved father of Kraig Bergson and cherished son of Loretta Bergson passed away at Virden Health Centre Monday; December 15, 2014 at the age of 51 years. Interment service will take place at Bield Cemetery, near Roblin, Manitoba at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to Virden and Area Palliative Care in memory of Kevin. E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
PUNTON: Barbara Helen Punton, of Rivers, beloved wife of Greg occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 12, 2014. The Ceremony Celebrating Barb's Life will be held at the Rivers United Church on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. A private interment will take place at the Rivers Cemetery, prior to the ceremony. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Barb to the Riverdale Community Centre, P.O. Box 365, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
STOBERT:Justeen Allana, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 29 years. Justeen is survived by her father Randy, mother Tracy and her brother Landon. Funeral service will be at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Justeen, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
VICKERY: Margaret Vickery of Rivers, beloved wife of Wrey and dear mother to Garth and Guy, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 76 years. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Rivers United Church, 339 Main Street, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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