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DUKE: June Duke of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the age of 78 years. Private arrangements by Family request. Interment will be in Bennett Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Prairie Mountain Health for WestMan Nursing Home (Virden) or to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of June.
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HROMINCHUK: Nikolas Jordan Joel Hrominchuk, born August 21, 1984. Nikolas attended school in Brandon, Manitoba, Green Acres Elementary, Harrison JR High, and graduated from Crocus Plains High School. Nikolas was a mischievous child, and very recently, even as an adult has been referred to as a rascal! Although Nikolas was a “Jack of all Trades” spending time as a Crane Operator, Woodworking/cabinet and furniture building, & construction… Where he really shone was in the service industry, whether it was from behind the bar, serving at your table, or just being of service to his family and friends. Nikolas was a proud member of AA and CA. Surviving is his Loving family, parents Nick Hrominchuk and Jolie Gogol- Hrominchuk; sister Kelly Hrominchuk; brother Jay Hrominchuk; and the apples of his eye…nephews Keegan Vergara, Keion Vergara, Nathan Hrominchuk, and Seth Hrominchuk; and his two Princess Nieces, Madison Hrominchuk and Nyah Hrominchuk. Also surviving are his Grandma Lena Gogol-Antony and Step Grandpa Andrew Antony. As well as many Aunties, Uncles, cousins and scores of friends who were all deeply loved by him. Nikolas was predeceased by his Didi and Baba, Metro and Mary Hrominchuk; Grandpa Nestor Gogol, and Uncle Dan Gogol. A Celebration of his Life will take place on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 200 Dalhousie Drive, Winnipeg. A Private family interment will take place at a later date. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba *Compass (YOUTH) Program, on-line or phone 204-944-6260 Amanda
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CARTER: Peggy (Florence J.) Carter (nee Woolmer). Peggy Carter passed away peacefully at the Lions Personal Care Center on September, 5, 2016, at the age of 94. She is survived by her children and their families: Jeff (Judy) and grandchildren Jonathan and Jennifer; Robin (Susan) and grandchildren Meghan Carter-Lapchuk (Chuck) and great-granddaughter Addison and granddaughter Jillian; Kevin (Patrice Palmerino) and grandchildren Elliot (Allie) and Lewis; and Pam Richert (Vic) and grandson Daniel McIsaac (Christine) and great-grandson Ethan Sieben. Peggy is also survived by her brother-in-law Roland Carter (Joyce) and nieces Vera Comerford (Myles), Verna Mitchell (Bob), Sheila and their families. In England, special cousins Vera Taylor and Valerie Dyer and their families will miss her greatly. Peggy was predeceased by her husband Gordon, her parents Edward and Amelia Woolmer, her sisters Connie (and husband Ted) Bradbury and Ivy Woolmer, and her sisters-in-law May (Frank) Dodds and Lillian (Fabian) Burbeck. Peggy came to Canada as a warbride from England in January of 1946. She and Gordon moved on to their farm near Hartney that spring and over the next 29 years worked hard to successfully raise their family and to support the community and its many activities. Peggy worked as a medical secretary in Hartney and when she and Gordon moved to Winnipeg in 1975, she continued in this work at the Medical Arts Building. She enjoyed travelling, reading, music, theatre, square dancing, lawn bowling with the River Heights Lawn Bowling Club, and playing bridge in many clubs. Throughout her life, Peggy’s focus was always her family. She was keenly interested in them, their lives, their careers and activities and their families. She was happiest at gatherings, surrounded by her family. Her keen sense of humour and good-natured teasing of her children and grandchildren are remembered with fondness. Her ability to see the funny side of things lasted through the dementia she experienced in her later years. The family would like to express its thanks to the wonderful staff on the 3rd floor at Lions Personal Care Center for the loving and sensitive care, Mom received. A memorial service is planned in Winnipeg for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Augustine United Church, 444 River Avenue. A graveside gathering will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Hartney at a later date. If people so wish, donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to Lions Personal Care Centre, 320 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2W6 (Att’n: Karen Jashen) or to a charity of choice.
BROWN (MacDonald): Linda “Darlene” Brown (MacDonald). Peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Darlene Brown died on August 11, 2016. She was born on April 30, 1946 in Minnedosa, the oldest child of Emma and Norman Holmstrom. She and siblings, Donna, Sharon and Weldon attended Minnedosa School. She went on to be a hard worker and had many jobs in her lifetime. She lived with Grant Hunter in Minnedosa and they had two daughters, Dawna and Kimberley. Later, she met Ron Clyde and they had one son, Dustin. Darlene and her three kids moved with Ron to Churchill and then to Thompson, MB where she took some counselling training. This led her into a job with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba. It suited her as she had a real heart for those in need. After her children grew up, Darlene followed Dustin to Brandon in 2002. She met Doug Brown and they were married briefly. No matter what happened, her love of family remained central. In 2007, she met Terry MacDonald. They were married October 3, 2009 and lived the first year in the Boreham Park Apartment block, which she managed for over eight years. When she retired from AFM in 2010, they moved to Moore Park where they were living when she became ill. Darlene is survived by her husband Terry MacDonald, Moore Park, her three children: Dawna Bailey, Surrey, BC; Kimberley Hunter, Vancouver, BC; and Dustin Clyde, Winnipeg, MB. She had ten grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held to remember Darlene at Moore Park Cemetery on September 17, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Lunch will follow at the Brookdale Drop-In Centre for all who would like to attend.
ARBUCKLE: Surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, Kenneth Eldon "Ken" Arbuckle passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 74 years. The graveside service will be held at Humesville Cemetery (1/2 mile north of Forrest on Hwy. 10 and 2 miles east on Carnegie Road) on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Health Sciences Centre Burn Unit, 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1R9 or to a charity of choice.
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NICHOL: Peacefully, on Monday, September 5, 2016, Heather Lynne Nichol (nee McLeod) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 68. Left to mourn her passing are daughter Lisa, son-in-law Todd, grandsons Nathan and Matthew Fugleberg; sister Cheryl (Henley) Cunnington; aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and in-laws. Heather was predeceased by her daughter Merrill, parents Bill and Duneda McLeod (nee Tyderkie) and husband Vernon. Heather was born August 13, 1948, in Winnipeg, MB (St. Boniface) and spent most of her childhood in Winnipeg. During her teen years she attended River East Collegiate, was part of the Luther League and worked at Rainbow stage in Winnipeg. Her dad's work for CP rail took the family briefly to Moose Jaw, SK where she completed her Grade 12. When her family then moved to Thunder Bay, Heather stayed in Moose Jaw and completed a 2 year Secretarial Science Diploma at the Saskatchewan Technical Institute. It was during this time that she was introduced to Vernon. After a whirlwind romance, Vern and Heather married on May 31, 1969. Their early marriage was spent in Borden, SK where Vern dairy farmed with his family. Initially a true city girl, Heather soon learned the basics of farm and rural life and was a homemaker when her children were young. Once Vernon started working for Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation the family moved to Saskatoon, Blackstrap Regional Park (where they also farmed land near Hanley) and eventually North Battleford. Heather started working as a medical receptionist in 1986 and then as a Health Records Clerk at Battleford's Health District in 2001. She retired from this position with Prairie North Health Region when her health was declining. In 2010, she moved to Brandon, MB to be closer to Lisa and her family. The tragic death of her 9-year old daughter irrevocably changed Heather's life. She faced many other trials and tribulations after that time, including the early death of her husband Vern. She was able to get through these extremely difficult times and find a way to carry on. She joined Compassionate Friends, connected with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and was part of the North Battleford Safety Council for several years. Throughout Heather's life, her love of books was evident and reading was her main hobby, joy and comfort. She was part of the North Battleford Public Library Board and Lakeland Regional Library Board for many years. Heather loved spending time at the cabin and with her various family pets. She enjoyed playing kaiser and scrabble with friends and family and playing lego and monopoly with her grandsons. She also enjoyed baking - Nathan and Matthew rarely experienced being without homemade cookies once Grandma moved to Brandon. Heather could start up a conversation with anyone and was known by all for her sense of humour and quick wit which she displayed right up to the last days of her recent lengthy illness. The Funeral Service took place at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Friday, September 9, 2016 with Pastor Laurel Seyfert officiating. Interment will take place at the Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, Saskatchewan, at a later date. Donations in memory of Heather may be made to a charity of choice.
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REID: Norma Adine Reid passed away peacefully on September 8, 2016, after a lengthy stay at the Souris Health Centre, at age ninety-two. Norma was born October 2, 1923 to Charles and Minnie Adine Clark and grew up on a farm at Elm Creek, Manitoba. After completing normal school training in 1946, Norma taught Grades 1 and 2 in Elgin, Manitoba. In December 1948, she married Arthur Reid and together they farmed the Reid family homestead at 18-21-7 until selling the farm and retiring to Souris in 1987. Norma and Art travelled across Canada and the U.S. on several bus tours. They belonged to the Souris Golf Course and enjoyed playing golf with family and friends. Always an avid gardener, Norma belonged to the Souris Horticultural Club for several years. She also enjoyed many years as a member of the Souris Art Club where she loved oil painting, and working with water colors and trying other media. For a time, she served as the treasurer for the condo board at Heritage Place where she resided independently until admittance to hospital. Norma is survived by her children: Brenda (Bruce) Sinclair of Calgary, Alberta and Blair (Anne) Reid of Winnipeg, Manitoba, by her grandchildren: Terry Sinclair Vancouver, B.C. and Gary (Jean) Sinclair of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and three great grandchildren Cassidy, Ashton and Dakota. Norma is also survived by three siblings: Ila Lang, Souris, Manitoba; Corky (Donna) Clark, Virden, Manitoba, and Alvin Clark, Carmengay, Alberta, as well as several cousins and innumerable nieces and nephews. Norma was predeceased by her husband of forty-nine years, Arthur Reid; by her parents Charles and Minnie Adine Clark, and by two brothers and sisters-in-law Max (Hettie) Clark, Lewis (Jean) Clark and brother-in-law Andy Lang. The family would like to thank Dr. Ziada and all the wonderful staff at Souris Regional Hospital for their excellent care of Norma. And a special thanks to Carolyne Cox for all of her tireless support and excellent assistance. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. The family request no flowers, donation in memory of Norma may be made to a charity of your choice.
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ROBERTSON: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Garnet Wayne Robertson (Wayne). Wayne passed away suddenly on September 2, 2016 at the age of 69 years. Wayne is survived by his loving wife Kathy and his children: Chris (Raji); Michelle (Bill) Trombley; Steve; Alicia (Rodney) Poitras and Mike. Also left to mourn are several grandchildren and one great-grandchild; Wayne's siblings; his brothers and sisters-in-law; as well as many other family members and friends. Wayne was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Patricia Robertson; his in-laws Bill and Evelyn Wiebe; his eldest brother John; his sister-in-law Gail and his brother-in-law Dennis. Wayne was born on August 11th, 1947 and he was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. He also spent some of his life living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Calgary, Alberta and Vernon, British Columbia, before settling back in Brandon in 1977. Wayne's school years were spent at Park School, Earl Oxford and Neelin Composite High School. During his school years, Wayne was a member of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps. He later went on to receive his Red Seal certification as a Journeyman Bricklayer at Red River Community College. An avid fisherman, Wayne spent countless hours with family and friends at his favorite fishing spots; one of which resulted in him winning the CKLQ Pik-A-Dilly fishing derby in June of 1986. We cannot disclose the location of that or any of Wayne's fishing spots, so don't ask. Wayne had an artistic gift and was a craftsman of all sorts. He enjoyed creating art through his bricklaying and stonework, as well as candle making and ceramics. He was also a great handyman, able to build and create almost anything, but maybe not so great of an appliance repair man. Sorry Dad. Wayne was very active in sports as a child; he spent years playing hockey, baseball and various other school sports such as track and field. One of Wayne's most memorable times in sports was when he was chosen to be on a baseball all-star team that travelled to Saint Joseph, Missouri for the Championship games. They didn't win, but had an amazing time and a parade was held in the team's honour when they arrived back home. Besides participating in sports, Wayne was also a die-hard sports fan. He loved it when his grandsons joined hockey and his granddaughter joined softball. His favorite teams were the Montreal Canadiens, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees and the Brandon Wheat Kings. Wayne loved sports rivalries and teasing his brothers and pretty much anyone else who got in his way. He had a soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Wayne also liked visiting and going out for coffee with family and friends and he will be greatly missed. As per Wayne's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral service. Instead, a Celebration of Wayne's Life will be held for family and friends at Park Community Centre which is located at 1428 Louise Avenue in Brandon, Manitoba where Wayne had many fond memories as a child. The Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. If people so desire, a donation in memory of Wayne can be made to Kidsport Canada, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2Z6 or the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program, online donations may be made at, as sports was such a big part of Wayne's life.
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TEICHROW: Accidentally, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, David John Teichrow, age 67 years, passed away at his residence. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dolly; children Travis (Karen), Cynthia (Troy), Christopher (Patricia); stepchildren Christine (Brad) Schoonbaert, Ryan (Connie) Phinney, Bobby (Trish) Phinney; brother Laurie (Joan) and their families. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Celebration of Dave's Life will take place at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Family, friends and fellow car enthusiasts are invited to join in Dave's last run following the service on the way to the reception at the North End Community Centre, 1313 Stickney Avenue, Brandon.
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REID: Norma, 92 years old, beloved wife of the late Art Reid, mother of Brenda and Blair, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. Please no flowers, in memory of Norma, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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POTTER: Thelma Doris Potter (née Chandler) of Brandon, Manitoba passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 5, 2016. Thelma was born on April 13, 1923 at Basswood Manitoba to Richard and Annie Chandler. Following her Normal School teacher training, she secured a position as a teacher at Hazeldean School in Deloraine. It was there that she met and married Lloyd Orland Potter on May 3, 1947. Thelma and Orland had their first home on the family homestead south of Deloraine. Here they worked a small acreage and had four children. They moved to Brandon in 1955 and had five more children. Thelma was well known for her baking (doughnuts) and canning. She loved to sing and sang at many weddings and special events. Along the way she developed a passion for quilting, embarking on a mission to give each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren a handcrafted quilt. She was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Thelma was predeceased by her father Richard; her mother Annie; her brother Alec; her sister Frances; her sister Connie; her son Ron; and her granddaughter Angela. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Orland; her daughters Sharon (Bruce), Patricia (Brian), Debbie, Sandie, and Heather; her sons Jack (Darlene), Bob, and Bill, her 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren. She also leaves her sister Sylvia (Jack) and brother Eddie. A Funeral Service to Celebrate Thelma’s Life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 107 Queen’s Avenue East, on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A time of Visitation will be held prior to the Service.
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WEBER: Karl passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Palliative Care. A Family Service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332- 8th Street. Thanks to all the support from the Palliative Care staff and family.
SMITH: Violet June. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma, June Smith. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 81. June was born a couple miles north of Austin on June 21, 1935 to Charlie and Alma Anderson. She attended Springbrook School. She married Melford Smith on June 8, 1957 and they raised three children together.  She spent her life looking after her family and was constantly on the go with gardening, canning and baking. There was no one who could bake bread like our mom! She would have buns fresh out of the oven as we got off the school bus. She spent a brief five years working outside the house at Carnation. In 1992 she suffered a brain aneurysm and had an operation that she came through with flying colors. We were so fortunate to have another 23 years with her.  June and Melford moved from the farm and retired to Austin in 1993.  She loved to coffee at the local coffee shops and will miss all her coffee friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years in January 2015 and is survived by children Debra (Jim) and their children, Kim (Joe) and Krista (Joey); Darryl (Linda) and their children, Lindsey (Mathew) and their children Teagan and Taylor, Corey (Heather) and their children Brooke, Hunter and Skylar, Jenna (Anthony); Barry (Helen) and their children Bailey, Boyd, and Bowdie.  She is also survived by her sister Nellie Nelson and her sister-in-law Catherine Smith. June was predeceased by her father, Charlie and mother Alma and sisters Alice, Ella, Ruth, and her brother Carl. Viewing will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Chapel, Gladstone. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Austin Community Hall with Shannon Bodnarchuk officiating. Interment will follow at the Gladstone Cemetery.
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MOORE: Irene Moore of Brandon, Manitoba, died on September 3, 2016 at the age of 82 at Brandon Regional Health Center. Irene is survived by her children Tim (Liz), Grant (Pam), Dale, Marilyn (Rick), her siblings Elizabeth, Marlene (Clarence), and Robert, her grandchildren Matthew (Sandy) Katherine (Tyler), Krista (Joe), and Jennifer (Stacy), great- grandchildren, Jade, Dylan, and Lucien, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. We shared the sorrow of the sudden loss of her husband, Laurie, and the sorrow of slowly and painfully losing her son, Melvin, and the losses of her sisters Martha and Thelma, and her mother and father, Katherine and John. Mom was very devoted to her family and loved our family gatherings and family vacations. She appreciated the many phone calls from family and friends, and the visits with friends and neighbours. She enjoyed bowling, and watching curling and the Olympics. We learned from her courage and determination as she faced the challenges of life as a wife, parent, and business partner, later becoming a widow and facing the challenges of aging and health issues. We can’t even begin to measure how much we will miss her, just as we cannot measure the impact she has had on our lives. Thank you to all for the kind words, prayers , visits, hugs, cards, flowers and gifts of food. A graveside service was held in the family plot in Hillside Memorial Park in Portage la Prairie. Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, at their location at 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8, or at www.cancer.caor by phoning 1-888-532-6982. Condolences may be left at our website,
Arrangements entrusted to Ronald Moffit Memorial Services. 204-856-3487.
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