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OSADCHUK: It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of William Nicholas "Bill" / "Sad" Osadchuk on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Bill was born at Brandon General Hospital to Mary and Nickolas Osadchuk on July 11, 1957. He was raised in Brandon and attended David Livingston, Brandon Collegiate College, Earl Oxford, Crocus Plains and Assiniboine Community College. Bill held several part positions as he was growing up. For a short time he went to Saskatoon to work with CPR for a year until his father became sick and he came home to help. Thats when he went to work for Northern Auto Parts which at that time he made many long time friends and acquaintances. In 1981, Bill married Anna-Lisa and they began their life together. In 1982, as a family, we were blessed with a son Nickolas who followed with another blessing in 1984 with Lynnette. In 1990, Bill decided to take the leap and open his own business, Reliance Cylinder Head. He ran and operated that business out of the garage for more than twenty years and enjoyed every customer that came to drop off and pick up. He loved to talk. In 1994, our family had another blessing, Katherine. Our family was complete who he was so proud of. In 2011, Bill made the decision to go back into the work force and rejoined Springland Mfg. He enjoyed every day and relished the friends he made. Bill was always an avid car enthusiast. One of the pioneers who drag raced on Rosser Avenue. He was a member of the NHRA and the IRHA and owned several drag cars over the years. He loved to go to Gimli, Neepawa, and he was fortunate enough to go to Calgary and Brainerd to see the drags. Bill was predeceased by his father Nickolas on April 6, 1980 and his mother Mary on May 15, 1992, and many aunts and uncles over the years. Also by his faithful companions over the years Tuffy, Trixy, Daisy and Chewy. He is survived by his wife Anna-Lisa, his pride and joy his children Nickolas, Lynnette (Karl) Rink, and Katherine. Also surviving are his brothers Steve (Gail) Skibo and Ron (Angie) Skiba and his nephew Wayne (Sandy) Skibo and their children Karli & Brett, and his niece Debbie (Stan) Kubica and their son Jorden. Casha and his grand dog Casey. The family would like to send out our extreme appreciation to Dr. Moller, Dr. du Plooy, Dr. Bashir of the WMCC & Dr. Brandes from MCCC for their wonderful care and not to mention the nurses and aides from the treatments room. Thank you to the nurses and aides from Palliative Care, we couldnt have had better care for Bill or the family. You are all angels. A celebration of Bills life will take place on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North. Thank you for all the cards and the flowers at Bills passing but for those who wish to make a donation in Bills memory please donate to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3. Bill was so courageous and fought his battle with dignity and grace.
We are missing you!
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SOLOMON: Donald Eugene Solomon of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Portage District Hospital on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Don was born June 12, 1944 in Oakland, Manitoba and he attended school in Portage and Oakville. During the summer holidays, he bailed hay, picked cucumbers at Peters farm and worked at Smith Motors taking stock and doing miscellaneous jobs. In 1946, he started to work in the insurance industry at the head office of the Portage Mutual Insurance Company. Don moved to Winnipeg and worked for Dale and Company Brokers, Guardian Union Insurance Company, Portage Mutual Branch Office in Winnipeg, and then back to the Portage Mutual Head Office in Portage. Don joined M.P.I.C. in Brandon on October 14, 1975 and retired October 17, 2003. He was a member of the Brandon A.N.A.F. since 1978. Before becoming disabled, he enjoyed golfing, curling and playing in dart and shuffleboard leagues. Don is survived by his long-time friend Marion Cook and two sons, David (Tina) Solomon of Cochrane, AB and Kevin Solomon of Brandon. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Gabe, Amelia, Amber, Kendra, Erik and Brandi Porteous; brother Jack (Joan) Solomon, two sisters and brother-in-law George Tomalin, all of Portage; and by 12 nieces and nephews and their families. Don was predeceased by his parents John and Victoria Solomon, sister June Tomalin, brother and sister-in-law Ed (Gwen) Solomon and brothers-in-law Mike Lewadniuk and Garnet Love. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 1R8.
I Am Not There
Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there. I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow,I am the diamond glints on snow,I am the sunlight on ripened grain,I am the gentle Autumns rain.When you awaken in the mornings hush,I am the swift uplifting rush,Of quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry,I am not there. I did not die.-Robert Hepburn
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STUDER: (Shurvell) Alice Marie Studer passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba Friday; June 5, 2015 in her 92nd year. She is now at peace and reunited with Henry. Alice was born at Isabella, Manitoba to Alva and Marion Brad. She received her education there and that is where she met and married Bill Shurvell. Bill passed away in 1971, shortly after they moved to Elkhorn. There they raised their family. When the family was grown and away from home, Alice went back to school and received her training as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She returned to Elkhorn to work at the hospital until her retirement. By this time, she had met and fallen in love with Henry Studer. They married in 1987 and moved to Virden. Alice and Henry spent many happy years camping with Good Sams, dancing, going on many trips as well as an Alaska cruise. Mom enjoyed curling when in Elkhorn and later watching it on TV. She also had time for her family and enjoyed spending time with them as well as with her many friends. Alice was predeceased by her husband Henry, her mother, father, two brothers and a sister, several brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons Rae Shurvell of Athabasca, AB and Jim (Brenda) Shurvell of Radisson, SK, her daughters Joan (Charles) McCormick of Winnipeg, MB and Judith (Gord) Oliver of Calgary, AB, as well as 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren. A quiet graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba Wednesday; June 10, 2015. This was followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at Sacred Heart Parish Centre in Virden. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Sherwood Home Remembrance Fund in memory of Alice.
E-mail messages of condolence of sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
LEFORT-LYNX: Melissa May Lee Le Fort-Lynx passed away suddenly at the age of 38 years. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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COOLEY: David Lawrence Cooley passed away peacefully May 28th, 2015 with family by his side. He was born December 3,1942 in Shoal Lake, MB, and lived on the family farm east of Birtle for most of his life. Over the years, after marriage and children the family eventually moved to Lake Audy and then to Erickson, MB where he had currently resided. Dave had years of experience and knowledge in farming, heavy equipment and welding and was always willing to share this with a helping hand or advice to anyone that needed it. Family & friends were very important to him. He travelled on a regular basis to visit his children from Vancouver Island to Keswick Ridge, NB where he would receive a list of tasks and odd jobs that needed to be completed at their places. This kept him busy as he never sat still & would rise with the rooster everyday. He was very proud of his family's many accomplishments. Highlights for David were collecting sap & making maple syrup, travelling to Jamaica and Disney and touring on his John Deere gator. He was a board member for the Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District where he enjoyed meeting new people. David always enjoyed a good joke & always had a story tell. Remaining are his wife, Evelyn (Antonation) married 49 years, daughter Cathy (Kelly), sons Michael (Shelonie), Allan (Samantha), Clair (Lara), & Steven (Pat). Grandchildren Zachary, Stephanie, David, Elizabeth, Brayden, Ava, Madison & great grand daughter Jewel. Sisters Joan, Myrna (Ken), brother Ted (Mona), sister in laws Diane (Owen), Mickey (Andy), Delores (Jacques), brother in laws Bob, Jerry (Marylynn), numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family & friends. David was predeceased by his parents, Ray & Nell, In-laws Michael, Rose & Anne, Sisters Ruth and Lynne and brother in-laws Murray & Gord. Family & Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of David's Life on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. to be held at the Erickson Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Service for Seniors, Box 97 Erickson, MB R0J 0P0. Raes Funeral Service of Erickson in care of arrangements.
WILSON: Ross Langton Wilson of Souris MB (formerly of Nesbitt), passed away in the Souris Heath Centre on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Ross was predeceased by his wife Margaret on February 8, 2015. He is survived by his 3 children, Bob (Susan) of Boissevain and their children Steven, Brodie (wife Bonni and son Blake) and Tari; Tom (Rita) and son TJ of Boissevain; and Kathy (Lyall) Keele and sons Reilly and Carter of Brandon. Dad was born October 28, 1925 in the Morden (Thornhill) District Manitoba. On June 25, 1955 Dad married the love of his life Margaret Lewis. In 1959 Dad and Mum moved up to the Wawanesa area to continue farming and in 1965 bought a farm in the Nesbitt area. In 2012 Dad and Mum relocated to Souris, Manitoba. Dad had two serious loves in his life. His first love was his wife Margaret. His second love was for farming. Dad finally gave up farming just a couple of years ago to help take care of Mum. A Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery Nesbitt, Manitoba on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a time of refreshments and fellowship at the Nesbitt Hall. In memory of Ross, donation may be made to the Souris Hospital Special Equipment Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Alzheimer Society. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
KAAKE: Mary July 29, 1924 - June 4, 2015, entered eternal rest at her home in Brandon, MB with her family at her side. Mary was the only child of Nicholas and Michalena (Millie) Korostil (nee Rohatinsky). She enjoyed attending school at Two Creeks School near Togo, Sk. She had a lifelong passion for learning which she passed on to her children. Mary married Andrew Pronchuk, with whom she had four children. They farmed in the Renwer area and operated a General Store in Minitonas before moving to the community of Bowsman, MB where their family was raised. She was a very dedicated mother and proud grandmother who delighted in her familys achievements. Mary was a very talented, creative, person and was respected for her hairdressing and tailoring abilities. Mary had an ear for languages and provided translation services to many persons of the Slavic Heritage. She was active in the St. Vincent Pallotti Roman Catholic Parish and was a 4-H Club sewing leader for many years. In her middle years, she married Larry Lafrance with whom she travelled and lived in the U.S.A. and western Canada operating their business, Gemstone Jewellery Enterprises. In her later years she married Reginald Kaake and lived several years of retirement in Winnipeg, prior to her moving to Brandon with her family. Mary always enjoyed music and all types of dancing and taught her children to dance at a young age. She developed a keen interest in oil and acrylic painting and became an accomplished artist. Her paintings remain a constant reminder of her creative talent and her pleasure in all things beautiful. Mary enjoyed making new friendships and giving a helping hand wherever she saw a need. She is remembered for her cheerful, kindly disposition and young heartedness. Mary is survived by her four children: Shirley Keith, Bernice Holowachuk, Ed Pronchuk, Glenis Pacak; her seven grandchildren: Morley Keith, Lisa Lelonde, Katrena (Jamie) McGrigor, Tiffany (Mark) Barton, Doug (Susan) Thompson, John (Clare) Pacak, Catherine Pacak; and ten grandchildren: Megan and Riley Keith, Kaelyn Lelonde, Fox McGrigor, Oakley and Sebastian Barton, Trinity and Aurora Thompson, Michael and Alexis Pacak in addition to several dear relatives and friends. Mary is predeceased by her parents, Millie and Nick Korostil and her husbands. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 10, 2015 from St. Stephens Roman Catholic Church - Kamsack, Sk., with Fr. Franklin Emereura officiating. Interment followed at the Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack, SK. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wolkowski Funeral Service Ltd. - Kamsack, SK. Those who so desire may leave notes of condolences for the family by visiting Wolkowski.ca
SOLOMON: Donald Eugene Solomon of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Portage District Hospital on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 70 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 1R8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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COULTER: William "Murray" Coulter, Sept. 21, 1933 - June 8, 2015. Murray quietly passed away on June 8, 2015. He was predeceased by his father Frederick and mother Isabella, sister Doreen and son Dale. He is survived by his wife Tryntje (Trix), daughter Valerie of Winnipeg, daughter Trudi (Dave) of Sooke, BC, brother Deryle (Gladys, Rodney, Lee) of Roblin, MB, step-son Tony (Anita) Peetsma of Orleans, ON, step-son John (Kathy) Peetsma of Pender Island, BC, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Murray enjoyed a 30 year career with Manitoba Hydro. He was an avid "Master Angler" fisherman, found enjoyment discovering new birds who quickly figured out that the Coulter's homestead had the best bird feed around. Later in life he actively pursued learning to play a guitar, singing with the Westman Jam Club. There will be a private family service. A Celebration of Life with family and all friends will be held at the Sprucewoods Community Hall, Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Whites Funeral Home Neepawa ~ Carberry in care of arrangements 204-476-2848.
YANICK: Peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2015, Walter John Yanick, age 84 years, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Walter was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2004 and is survived by five children and their families. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk will preside and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1 - 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6N5.
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WILSON:Ross L., 89 years, beloved husband of the late Margaret Wilson, father of Bob, Tom and Kathy, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery, Nesbitt, Manitoba on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. followed be a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Nesbitt Hall. In memory of Ross, donation may be made to the Souris Hospital Special Equipment Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Alzheimer Society. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
STUDER: (Shurvell) Alice Marie Studer (Shurvell) of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of the late Henry Studer passed away at Virden Health Centre Friday, June 5, 2015 in her 92nd year. The family of Alice Studer invite friends to join them for a time of fellowship and refreshments at Sacred Heart Parish Centre, 481 Queen Street West, Virden, Manitoba Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Sherwood Home Remembrance Fund in memory of Alice.
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MACKSYMCHUK: William (Bill) Macksymchuk of Sandy Lake, MB passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 72 years. Bill is survived by his son Leonard of Sandy Lake, MB, daughters: Anna (Jason McCallum) Macksymchuk of Maryfield, SK, Delores Macksymchuk of Sandy Lake, MB, sisters: Lillian Sianchuk of Winnipeg, MB, Nell (Tony) Wellis of Calgary, AB, Margaret Dmytriw of Sandy Lake, MB, sisters-in-law Anne Macksymchuk of Minnedosa, MB, Kay Wilk of Oakburn, MB. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ozerna with interment following in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said from the church Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Fr. Emil Kardasinec will officiate. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Ozerna Church Fund, P.O. Box 1615, Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0 or the Minnedosa Health Auxiliary, PO Box 960, Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
HENDERSON: Harold Clinton Henderson, beloved husband of the late Elise Henderson and loving father of Randy Henderson and Brenda Volk, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre on Sunday; June 7, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Funeral services for Harold will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Harold.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WALLACE: Now at peace and reunited with her beloved husband and family, Dorothy "Jean" Wallace (nee Cameron) passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Valleyview Care Centre, at the age of 101 years. Born December 10, 1913 in Nesbitt, Manitoba, the second daughter of William & Bessie Cameron, Jean attended school in Nesbitt and Brandon Collegiate. While working in Harrisons General Store in Wawanesa, she met and married James Beverley Wallace in 1939. They farmed north of town for 11 years and then moved into Brandon in 1950, where she worked at Doigs and The Brandon Clinic. She always enjoyed volunteer work with Red Cross and Brandon General Hospital. Jean was a faithful member of St. Pauls/Central United Church. She was a long time member of Hope Rebekah Lodge #28 receiving a 50 year jewel and a member of Eastern Star. She and Bev enjoyed extensive travel across Canada, USA, Hawaii, Scotland, England & Spain. Curling and dancing were a great part of their lives. The highlight was going to the Johnny Walker Highland International Curling in Aviemore, Scotland in l972 & 1974. They attended many Briers. Jean was predeceased by her husband Bev in 1997, her Mother and Father, four brothers Mac (Gladys), Doug, Rollie & Jim (Jean), two sisters Marion (Cam) Powers and Marg (Doug) Simpson. She is survived by son Dennis (Colleen) of Vernon BC, daughter Val Kitzul of Whitewood SK, three grandchildren Nickie (Paul) Fuller, Dena (Sheldon) Lee, Kevin (Theresa) Kitzul, four great grandchildren Brittney & Ronald Lee, Joshua Kitzul, Waylon Keeler, Nicholas Fuller and sisters-in-law Marj Cameron and Gladys Cameron plus many nieces & nephews. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jean's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Delisle of Central United Church officiating. Reception at Memories Chapel. Interment will be at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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