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ANDERSON: Lauren Darice Anderson passed away peacefully on June 15, 2016 at the Hamiota District Health Centre after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born on August 20, 1957 in Hamiota, MB; the second child and only daughter of Marilyn and the late Lloyd Anderson. Lauren’s school years began in 1963 as she attended Oakner School through the 4th grade and then completed grades 5-12 in Hamiota. She then went on to the U of M in 1975 and graduated with her B.Ed. in 1979. After a year of teaching in Hartney, MB she chose to resume her former career in Brandon in the accounting department at McKenzie Seeds. There she worked faithfully for the next 29 years, right up to the time of her original cancer diagnosis in 2009. Throughout her life Lauren excelled in ladies’ hockey and fastball, both of which she absolutely loved to play. As well, she selflessly volunteered countless hours of time to keep score at all levels of baseball; from kids’ minor league baseball right up to the MSBL. In June 2009, her life then took a dramatic turn. After her initial brain surgery at that time, she endured several rounds of treatment over the course of the next six years. In stark contrast to her previously active life-style, Lauren was virtually bedridden from September of 2015 right up to the time of her passing. Left to mourn Lauren’s passing are her mother Marilyn of Hamiota and brothers Kelvin (Brenda) of Calgary, AB; Marshall of Brantford, ON; and Derek (Kim) of Calgary, AB. Lauren is also survived by nieces and nephews Aaron (Ben) Gratton, Brett, Lindsay, Nathan, Amanda Anderson; great nieces and nephew Charlotte, Julianna and Kohen Gratton; all of Calgary, AB. Lauren was predeceased by her father Lloyd in October of 2015. A service to celebrate Lauren’s life was held at Hamiota United Church Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Doug Martindale officiating. Preceding the service was the interment at Scotia Cemetery, Hamiota Municipality at 9:30 a.m. Following the service was a time of fellowship and refreshments in Chumah Hall. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lauren’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or to Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, were in care of arrangements.
MORRISEAU: Cole Morrisseau “Circling Star” 1998-2016. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cole Frank Morrisseau on June 24, 2016 at the age of 17. Cole was predeceased by his grandfather Earl Morrisseau and his uncle Reginald Morrisseau SR. He leaves to mourn his passing mother Amanda and his dad Darren BetteRidge; daughter Jomasia (mother Jedsia) his two brothers Blaze (Hailey); Earl Morrisseau; sisters Chelsey (Richard), Chantry (Travis), Chaylee (Trent); grandmother Josephine Morrisseau and papa Irvin Moar; grandma and grandpa Dave and Betty BetteRidge.; numerous aunties and uncles of the Morrisseau and BetteRidge families, along with many many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cole has gone to the spirit world to meet the Malcolm and Campbell family. Great Grandparents Catherine and John Robert Malcolm and Esther and McGloire Campbell; his grandparents John A. Campbell and Agnes Beaulieu; baby Clayton Bruce Campbell Jr.; uncles Kelvin and Michael and aunty Baby Patsy. Cole leaves to mourn his father Clayton Campbell (Tania); siblings McGlare, Catherine, Terri, Tania, Mitchell and Lane; numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many extended family members and friends. The Family would like to thank all the support and kindness that came from the surrounding communities near and far. A special thank you goes out to the community members of O-Chi-Chak- Ko-Sipi First Nation, paramedics and RCMP of Ste. Rose du Lac, MB along with the members of STARS helicopter air ambulance service. Pallbearers were Randy Morrisseau, Trenton (TJ) Moar, Cordell (Cory) Moar, Gerald (BeeBop) Lundie, Reginald (Sonny) Morrisseau Jr., Tristan Eastman, Bailey McDonald, Brayden Moar. Honourary Pallbearers were Brett Lundie, Blaze Morrisseau, Earl Morrisseau, Dravin Eastman, Sachale (Zazu) Moar, Seth (Skinny) Moar, Brett Moar, Joey Morrisseau, Bryden Moar, Bryan Eastman 3rd, Jayden Eastman, Syrus (Pekki) Moar, Terrence Houle, Alfred Moar Jr., Braden Campbell, Brandon Moar, Craig Moar, Jeff Moar, Stuart McIvor, Wayne McKay Jr., Hunter Eastman. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 from Crane River Roman Catholic Church in, Crane River, MB with Rev. Nepolian Suvakin officiating. Interment will follow in Crane River Reserve Cemetery. Sneath-Strilchuk Dauphin Chapel 204-638-4110.
WRIGHT: The family of Phyllis Ethel Wright (née Jones) would like to share, with sadness, the news of her passing on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Melita Health Centre. She was in her 85th year. She was predeceased by her first husband, Garfield Wright, and her second husband, Art Eilers; her parents, Stanley and Winnifred Jones; parents-in-law, Thomas and Sara Wright; brothers, Walter and Cliff; brothers-in-law, Raymond and Jack Wright and Larry Salvail; sisters-in-law, Lydia Jones, Eva Wright, and Gladys Wright; sons-in-law, Lee Nantel and Terry Carels; and nephew, Tom Salvail. Phyllis is survived by her three daughters, Deborah Wright Nantel, Louise Carels and grandchildren, Carmen (David) and great-granddaughter, Danika, Stephen (Kate), and Brett (Shari); and Lesa (Ben) Guy and grandchildren, Devon and Edward. She is also survived by her sons, Doug, and Bill (Syndy) and grandchildren, Natalie and Graham. She also leaves behind sister-in-law, Isabel Salvail, and many, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Phyllis was born on November 28, 1931 at Glen Ewen, SK., where she lived on a nearby farm. She told in later years stories of life during the Great Depression: of learning that Santa couldn’t come one year, because the chimney was broken; storing butter down the water well to keep it from spoiling; playing in the dumb waiter of her family’s old farmhouse, with her brothers; riding the old work mare to school; and her astonishment at seeing COLOUR! on the movie screen of The Wizard of Oz. Phyllis’ family moved to Alexander, MB, and later to Brandon, where she attended St. Michael’s Academy. In Brandon, while working as a receptionist at City Hall, she met Garfield Wright; they married in 1950 (at age 18) and moved to a farmhouse outside of Waskada, MB. On their grain and dairy farm, Phyllis would invest more than her share of labour, by milking cows and driving the grain truck while raising children and maintaining a home that lacked most modern amenities. (She referred to it, in later years and with a smile, as “the birdcage.”) She gave birth to Deborah (1951), Louise (1954), Bill (1956), Doug (1961), and Lesa (1970), and as her family grew, she started vast subsistence gardens that fed the family and provided items for trade with others. She did volunteer work within the community whenever asked, understanding that “it held everything together.” There was little time or energy for hobbies, but she was known to enjoy women’s magazines, bowling, knitting, the daytime soap Another World, and Friday-night rum and cokes. Christmases in the Wright family were made possible by Phyllis, who somehow set aside money to ensure that everyone got at least one present, and who somehow did all the shopping, wrapping, and decorating, and baked and cooked a spread that made the holidays memorable. Her mincemeat tarts and peanut butter/marshmallow squares were unmatched. Phyllis and Garfield moved down the road to a new farmhouse in 1965, where she engaged in chicken and egg farming, again for subsistence and trade. She “put her foot down” and demanded that the new house have running water and an indoor toilet. As her children grew and left home, she continued to work on the farm and in the house, while trying to improve her life: in the early 1980s, she kicked a 35-year smoking habit, through her own willpower. She also lost over 30 pounds of weight, and maintained friendships, by attending weekly Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meetings. She rode a stationary bicycle and continued to bowl, and especially on her cherished weekends at Lake Killarney, Oak Lake, and Lake Metigoshe, she went for walks and went swimming. (Her specialty was the dog paddle: she hated getting water in her ears.) Though homebound in her early married years, she would later travel to Jamaica and Italy, and across western Canada on the VIA Rail train. Phyllis and Garfield retired, and moved to Melita in 1990. She enjoyed the freedom that came with living in town, and the convenience of easy shopping, errands, and coffee dates. With Garfield’s passing in 1999, she worked to stay sociable, by undertaking volunteer work at the Personal Care Home and the thrift store. It was while volunteering at the Care Home that she met Art Eilers, whom she married in 2002. Until his passing in 2009, they travelled extensively by truck and bus, sharing in adventures, companionship, and a marriage of love and deep mutual respect.Phyllis’ final years were quiet, and as her mobility decreased, she turned to knitting, jigsaw puzzles, TV, houseplant cuttings, magazines, and still, Friday-night rum and cokes. She was hesitant to show feelings, but admitted that she enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren, and small trips to Brandon and Winnipeg to visit them. Throughout life, she did her best with what was given and the expectations imposed upon her. She fought sadness, disappointment, and loneliness, eventually to find love, happiness, and comfort, and pride in her extended family. A memorial service honoring Phyllis will be held at Victoria United Church, Melita on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Nathan Young will officiate. A private family interment will follow at the Waskada Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melita Fire Department, Box 748, Melita, MB, R0M 1L0, or to the Melita & Area Handi-Van, Box 613, Melita, MB, R0M 1L0, the latter of which gave her freedom of mobility in her later years. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.
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KORTEN (KRAUSS): On Friday, June 24, 2016 Margarete Korten died peacefully at her home, Hillcrest Place. Predeceased by her sons Martin (R.I.P.), 1987, and Mario (R.I.P.), 1999. Margarete is survived by her daughter Martina Krauss. The graveside ceremony will take place at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Patrick Neufeld of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Special thanks to the staff at Hillcrest Place who treated Mom with love, respect, dignity and compassion.
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SPAIN: Anne Louise Spain, née Skuce, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2016 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was born in Wawanesa, Manitoba on May 13, 1926, second child of (Kathleen) Frances and Richard Skuce. She started school in Nesbitt, moved to Carroll, then to Brandon where she finished high school and college. She taught in the Boissevain area for three years, finishing her teaching career at Little Souris. In 1950 she married (Victor) Norman Spain and they farmed in the Bunclody district until 1994 and retired to Brandon. Anne enjoyed dancing, sewing, cake decorating, camping, boating and her three grandchildren. She was always ready to help out family whenever she could. She is survived by her two daughters: Myrna (Howard) Cavers and Lauree (Kelvin) Gradidge; her three grandchildren Leah (John) Hes, Allison Cavers and Jason Gradidge and her sister Shirley Logan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her husband Norm; sisters Margaret Jacobs and Thelma Skuce; sister-in-law Vivian Langman and brothers- in-law Frank Jacobs, Gordon Langman and Roy Logan.
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MAXON: Paul Douglas 1961 – 2016. Paul passed away suddenly on June 24, 2016 at age 55. Paul is survived by his wife of almost 35 years Kathy, daughter Jocelyn (Brodie) and son James; mother Sandy; brothers Marino (Teresa) and Mark (Kathy); sisters Elaine (Gary) Pilloud, Linda (Trent) Parks, and Marilyn (Rob) Bullied; in-laws Jim and Georgina Schultz and brother-in-law Rob (Marie); numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. In keeping with Paul’s wishes, a time of Fellowship and Remembrance will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at the Riverview Curling Club, 420 Maryland Avenue, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations in memory of Paul can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7; Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 114 Ashgrove Blvd., Brandon, Manitob, R7B 1E1; or Parkland Crisis Centre, Box 651, Dauphin, Manitoba, R7N 2V4.
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BRYER:Jack Bryer, beloved husband of Norma, dad to Jeff and Dana, died June 24, 2016 at Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 72. Memorial service will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0
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SPAIN: Anne Louise Spain passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Interment will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 1 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.Complete obituary information to follow.
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LOGEOT: Leonard, 74 years, husband of Marjorie Logeot, father of Sharon, Dawn and Darren, passed away suddenly at his beloved farm on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Oak Lake Cemetery, Oak Lake, Manitoba, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Leonard, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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PESTYK: Roman Pestyk, long time member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, passed away May 22, 2016. A Memorial Service in Roman’s memory will take place at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
RAMSAY: LeRoy Frances Guy Ramsay passed away June 15, 2016 after a lengthy illness. LeRoy was born January 9th, 1940 to John and Mabel (Hill) Ramsay on the family farm at Holmfield, Manitoba. He was a younger brother to Shirley and Wilfred. On December 2nd, 1961 he married Ferne Hodgson of Cartwright. They lived on the family farm in Holmfield for a few years, later settling in Crystal City with their four children: Christopher "Michael,” (Jackee Murley) of Swan River, Karen (Larry) Isham of Mather, Sheryl (Don) Charleton of Winnipeg, and Susan (Adam) Brechmann of Winnipeg. They relocated to Swan River where he operated a business for a few years. In 1987, he moved to Brandon where he met and married Mabel (Starzyk) Berehulka on March 19th, 1988 and gained two stepchildren, Kelvin "Kelly" Berehulka of Winnipeg and Christina (Kevin) Steele of Brandon. LeRoy settled in Brandon and continued to enjoy his hunting, fishing, camping and family gathering. Christmas was always special for family and friends. He was proud of his gold, silver and bronze metals he held from the Western Canada Games from the 1970's in the Trap Shooting Events. These he proudly presented to his grandchildren for a safekeeping memory of grandpa. LeRoy drove long haul trucking for a few years but found he wanted to enjoy family more. After trucking, he worked at Zenith Paving, retiring due to health issues. He made many good friends during his time working there. LeRoy was predeceased by his parents John and Mabel Ramsay, first wife Ferne Ramsay, his sister Shirley and brother-in-law Ralph Clemis, twin great-grandsons Zane and Oliver Torfason. He is survived by his wife Mabel, his children and step children, as well as seven grandchildren: Tanya (Jesse Torfason) Ramsay, Taylor and Kyle Isham, Reid, Kate and Claire Charleton, and Brody Steele. He also leaves behind a special great-granddaughter, Addisyn Torfason. Also surviving is his brother Wilfred Ramsay and his wife Dorothy and nieces and nephews. Celebration of LeRoy’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, Unit 1- 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1G4.
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WADE:  Marion Doris (nee Searle) passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016 at the age of 94.  Born on September 21, 1921, in Rapid City, Manitoba, Marion moved to Brandon with her family at the age of seven. She married W.R.S (Sherry) Wade in 1942, with whom she had two children.  After a brief time working at St. Paul’s Church as Christian Education Director, Marion returned to school in 1966, graduating from Assiniboine Community College with a diploma in social work. Following graduation she worked for the Children’s Aid Society until retiring in 1986. Marion was an active member of her community and a long-time member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Brandon Toastmistresses, served as a CGIT leader for 35 years, was Director of the Children Aid Society’s camp for 17 summers, and acted as a Board member for the Brandon Festival of the Arts.  At her church, Marion was a member of the Baptist Women’s League, including time spent as President and as a visitor, sang in the choir, served on the Christian Education committee, and was a member of the bowling league.  In her free time Marion enjoyed curling, letter writing, knitting, cross stitch, entertaining and visiting with family and friends near and far.  Marion was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Georgina (Pearl) Searle, sisters Dorothy and Florence, brother Clayton and husband Sherry.  She leaves to mourn her passing: brother Stanley (Bud) Searle, Carleton Place, Ontario; son Clayton Wade (Diane), Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; daughter Lynda Henry (Niel), Brandon, Manitoba; grandsons James Wade (Laurie), Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; David Wade (Lynne), Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; granddaughters Christy Henry, Brandon, Manitoba; Jennifer Morton (Kerwin), Brandon, Manitoba; and great grandchildren McKayla, Dalin, Jenna and Shae Wade, and Ash and Georgia Morton.  A celebration of Marion's life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. Donations in memory of Marion may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3V6 or a charity of your choice.
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VINCK: Desire John (Des) Vinck died peacefully at Souris Hospital on June 1, 2016 at the age of 73, after a 1 1/2 year battle with multi system atrophy. He is survived by his wife Marie (Marcq), his daughter Michelle (Sydney, Whitney, Avery); his daughter Melanie (Maya, Saffia). He was predeceased by his parents John and Zelia and infant sister Alice. Des was born July 6, 1942, in Hartney. He enjoyed farming and took over the farm in the Grande Clairiere/Lauder area after his marriage to Marie. He enjoyed all animals, playing pool, ball, curling, doing small crafts and helping with different events in both communities. He enjoyed his coffee outings after retirement but didn’t care for traveling too far - except after much persuasion - decided to go to France to visit cousins who had been here to visit with us. The most important part of his life were all his girls. He was so proud of them and always ready to help when needed. Funeral Mass was held June 6, 2016 at St. Jean’s Catholic Church in Grande Clairiere with Celebrants Father Eric Zadji and Father Paul Bisson. Pallbearers: Harvey Mahy, Garry Jones, Terry Schuddemat, Adrian Bertholet, Daryll Logeot, Maurice Dubreuil. Family tribute, Solange Rey; Liturgy, Marc Boulanger, Tim Murphy; Ushers Gaston Boulanger, Rollie Lobreau. Interment in Grande Clairiere Cemetery.
SHURB: It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Louis Joseph Shurb at the age of 77 years. Surrounded by his family, Louis died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Louis will lovingly be remembered by his beloved wife of 55 years, Marlene, sons David and Mark, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
ROBINSON: It is with great sadness that the family of Beverly Mary Robinson, age 75 years, passed away at Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Beverly will be lovingly remembered by her children Bill, Evelyn, Brenda, Cecil; grandchildren Dale, Cody, Paige and Brooklyn; great-granddaughter Mila, and siblings Merle, Cecil, Wayne, Lloyd, Ken and Les. She was predeceased by her husband Hamilton Robinson and siblings Orville, Barb, Gloria and Lorraine. A private service will take place. Special thanks to Ken Drewry, Pat Chambers and Noreen Mitchell for your support in her final years.
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