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GRIFFITH: Our family is saddened to announce the passing of our Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, Lois Olive Maxine Griffith (Wolfe) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born January 20, 1929 in Ebor, Manitoba, Lois grew up with her two sisters Doreen and Georgina. She attended school in Ebor and Virden and in 1947 attended Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught school in Rounthwaite and Brandon Hills. In 1948, while teaching at her first school in Routhwaite, Lois met Jim, the love of her life, and they were married in 1950. Together they farmed and raised their family in Rounthwaite and moved to Brandon in 1972. Mother was active in the Rounthwaite Community Club, UCW and in her later years enjoyed a good game of bridge and the fellowship it provided. Jim and Lois enjoyed over 25 years spending winters in Mesa Arizona. Her grandchildren and great Grandchildren were a constant source of pride and enjoyment. Lois is survived by her husband Jim of 66 years; children Lorraine (Jim), Mark (Lorraine) and Grant (Patty); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Amie), Brian (Kirsten), Tyler (Belinda), Courtney (Jon), Jesse (Nadine), Curtis (Laura) and eleven great-grandchildren. Mother's gentle nature will be sadly missed by her surviving sister Doreen White, sister-in-law Carol (Grant) Smith and many nieces and nephews. The family will honour her memory privately at a graveside service at the Rounthwaite Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Rounthwaite Cemetery Fund" (cheques payable to Brandon Area Community Foundation), #5A, 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6Y9 or to a charity of their choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
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DEG: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Hannah Kathleen Deg (Olfrey) on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Eva leaves to mourn her children Mina (Fred) Laycock, Arvadell (Sydney) Egesz, Ian (Jackie) Deg, Daryl (Kathy) Deg, and Kevin (Erin) Deg; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Nellie Thorne. She was predeceased by her husband John; two sons Dwight in 2010 and Arthur in infancy; and brother-in-law Stan Thorne. A Time of Remembrance and Celebration will be held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Temple Building Fund, 620-34th Street, Brandon, MB, R7B 2R5 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CHAMBERS: With family by her side, Margaret “Evelyn” Chambers (nee Myers) passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Evelyn was born February 3, 1922 at the home farm near Belmont, MB, (the first child of nine) to George and Mattie Myers. Evelyn attended school and church in Belmont. Her summers were usually spent with her Grandma and Grandpa Campbell where she helped with chores and housekeeping. In 1940, Evelyn married Russell Chambers at Knox United Church, Brandon, MB. They resided in Brandon until 1953 when they purchased the farm north of Dunrea, MB. Evelyn and Russ worked hand in hand together on the farm. In 1964, they retired from farming and moved to Belmont where Russ was employed as Custodian at the Belmont School. Again, Evelyn worked alongside her husband. At age 55, Evelyn began work in the Meat Department at Sykes Grocery Store and later worked as a Health Care Aid with Belmont Home Care. Evelyn belonged to several organizations in Belmont including: Rae Rebekah Lodge #58, 4-H as a Leader, UCW, Museum, Centennial Committee, Curling Club, Sunday School, United Church Choir, Seniors Drop In Centre, Red Cross, Hall Committee and the 1993 Myers family reunion. Some of her interests and achievements were sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening, crafts, baking and preserving vegetables and fruits, reading, needlework and numerous positions in the Rae Rebekah Lodge. She also enjoyed spectator sports such as baseball and curling as well as watching Blue Jays baseball and curling on TV. Evelyn loved her flower gardens and her indoor plants. Her sewing skills included everything from simple dresses to bridesmaid dresses, curtains, cushions and crafts. The Red Cross and Child and Family Services received many of her knitted articles. Evelyn especially enjoyed being at the cabin at Pelican Lake on weekends where many of her family members would congregate. Russ and Evelyn celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary in June 2002. Evelyn is survived by children, Gene (Sylvia), Merle (Darryl) Darling, Carol (Mike) Boreskie, Lois Bjornson (Rick Saint) and Colleen Gillies, 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Evelyn was predeceased by parents, George (1985) and Mattie (1991) Myers, husband, Russell Chambers (2003), son-in-law, Bob Gillies (1997). Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel with Rev Craig Miller officiating. Urn bearers were grandchildren, Kevin Chambers, Jody Penner and Steve Boreskie. A Dedication and Honour Guard was presented by the Rebekah Lodge. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, MB. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or charity of your choice. Many thanks to the Valleyview Care Centre staff for their excellent care received by our Mom.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CAMERON: Mark Nelson Cameron of Brandon, MB passed away on March 18, 2016 at the Concordia Hospital, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 45 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Port in the Storm. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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ALBERTSON: Gordon Albertson, beloved husband of Ruth, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the age of 75 years. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WILSON: Allan Robert Wilson passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Allan is survived by his wife Florence and two sons, Tory and Shaun; grandchildren Robert, Taylor, Damon, Gage, Meagan, Keagan and great grandchildren Ryder and Mila. A Memorial Tea will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Allan may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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HURLIN: Erik Henry Hurlin, of Miniota, MB; beloved husband of Mary, father of Bill (Sheryl) and Rick (Wendy), passed away at Morley House PCH, Shoal Lake, MB on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 83 years of age. Service to be announced for Miniota in the near future. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Erik’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B – 457 9th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 3K8.
Messages of condolence can be shared at campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements.
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JANZEN: Della Irene Janzen (nee Petch). Della Janzen, beloved wife of Henry Janzen, died March 22, 2016 at the Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, MB at the age of 80 years. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Wheatland Chapel in Killarney, MB. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Killarney Mennonite Church, Killarney, MB at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Killarney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Della may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or to Canadian Foodgrains Bank; Box 767, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2L4.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791www.wheatlandfs.com
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CAMERON: Mark Nelson Cameron of Brandon, MB passed away on March 18, 2016 at the Concordia Hospital, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 45 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Port in the Storm. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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BLANCHARD: Mae Lydia Blanchard of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away on March 20, 2016 at the Rossburn Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. from the Braendle-Bruce Funeral Chapel, Russell. Interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence may be emailed to braendlebruce@mts.net.
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. 204-773-2747.
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TEMPLETON: On Sunday, March 20, 2016, John Finley Templeton passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years Betty; daughter Nancy Victoria (Steve Jolly); son Ken (Dana); grandchildren Jordanna (Izak) Montgomery, Taylor, Madison, David and John Armit and great grandchildren Cruz and Gage. John was predeceased by his brother Thomas and an infant daughter. John was born on May 4, 1932 in St. John, New Brunswick. He graduated from Saint John Vocational High School in 1949 and joined the Canadian Army. John was sent to Rivers, Manitoba at the age of 18 for paratrooper training and was then posted to Germany for two years. During this time he was attached to the Canadian Brigade. In 1955, John and Betty Nice were married in St. John. The next year, they welcomed Nancy Annette to the family and four years later, Kenneth Gordon John. In 1961, John was posted to Tanzania to design and build a telecommunications network for the Tanzanian Army. Upon his return to Canada, he was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and the family moved to Valcartier, Quebec in 1966. In 1970, John was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and posted to Shilo, Manitoba. Always a multitasker, he simultaneously began to attend Brandon University and attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1972. In 1973, John retired from a 25 year military career. His military highlights included receiving his jump wings, receiving the Canadian Forces Decoration in 1961 and a Bar in 1971. In 1973, John attained his Real Estate License and in 1974 started Templeton Realty Limited. He held a real estate broker’s license for 22 years and during that time was elected to the Brandon Real Estate Board numerous times, serving one year as President. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Real Estate Board, taught the real estate brokers act section of the real estate licensing course and wrote a weekly cover page article for the Brandon Sun Real Estate Guide. In 2005, John was honored by the Brandon Real Estate Board with an honorary lifetime membership. In 1977, he purchased White Swan Mobile Home Park and the same year built Highland Park Mobile Estates. In 1990, John retired and he and Betty began to venture South on a regular basis. Throughout their years together, they enjoyed playing bridge, curling and golf. John also enjoyed waterfowl hunting and gardening. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 3 in the Banquet Hall, 560 13th Street East, Brandon, with Mr. Mike Waddell officiating. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Number 3. The family would also like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Assiniboine Center for the time and care that they provided to John during their time with him.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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MORRISON: Terry John Morrison, age 64 years of Brandon, beloved husband of Joan and dear father to Harry and Terrie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family at his side on Friday, March 18, 2016. In following Terry's wishes, there will be no formal ceremony held at this time. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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HARKNESS: Agnes W. Harkness died on March 18, 2016 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 86. Agnes was predeceased by her husband Harold "Puck" Harkness, as well as son Brad. She is survived by her children Hazel, Ron and Candice. A Celebration of Agnes’ Life will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Kin Centre in Pilot Mound, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is asked to wear bright colors in memory of Agnes. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 155A West Hangar Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3Z1, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service 204-825-2848
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KNUDSON: On March 15, 2016, Alvin Knudson passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Services will be held in the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, 63 Main Street North, Minnedosa, Manitoba on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Jim Atcheson, Ruth Sinclair and Muriel Henderson will officiate. Interment will be in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alvin's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Anyone wishing to go to the funeral,Brandon Bus Linesis offering transportationto the service - starting fromMemories Chapel to Minnedosa and return.Bus will leave Memories Chapel parking lot at 9:30 a.m.
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