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USICK: Adam Usick passed away at the Minnedosa Care Home on January 13, 2015 at the age of 91. Adam is survived by his wife Florence, his children Debbie (Bill Andruniak), Donna (Brock Alexander), Brenda (Ron Belisle) and Brent and his wife Mishell. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Sean and Colin Andruniak, Samantha Bourdeau, Ryan Alexander, Chantale, Colette, and Joel Belisle, and Sydney and Dalton Usick. He is also survived by great grandchildren Mia, Gunnar, Colin, Maya, Bridget, Zachary and Cara Madeline, his brother Lawrence Usick and sister Eleanor Mosher as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his twin brother Steve Usick. Adam was born on the family farm north of Basswood on April 16th, 1923 to Mike Usick and Helen Lewandowski. His dad died when Adam and Steve were just 16, so he farmed with his brothers, and cousin Frank for many years. He married Florence Bachewich on October 18th, 1947 when he was 24, and they raised their family on the farm. Adam was always very politically active and was a councillor for the RM of Harrison from 1963 to 1966 and Reeve from 1970-1977. Adam was also active in the Conservative party. In 1976, Adam and Florence left the family farm and built and opened Leisure Inn Hotel in Newdale, which they ran until 1996. At that time, they moved to Minnedosa, and Adam continued his daily treks to the farm to check the crops, mow the grass, work on his many projects and inventions, and check his trapline in the winter. Adam loved the peace and tranquility of the farm. Adam was also very proud of his family, and made many trips to Calgary, Winnipeg, Manitouwadge and Fort McMurray to help out and spend time with his children and grandchildren. The funeral service is at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 20th at the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, with a luncheon to follow at the Ukrainian Hall. Internment is at 2:30 at the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Newdale. Pallbearers are Brock Alexander, Ron Belisle, Bill Andruniak, Wes Usick, Morley Usick and Lyle Usick. The family is grateful to the staff of the Minnedosa Personal Care Home and Dr. Onyshko for the care Adam received. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Sandy Lake Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Museum, Cancer Care Manitoba or a charity of your choosing.
WILL: Charles MacDonald (Chick), beloved husband of Alys (Sammy), passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Souris Personal Care Home. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Pauls United Church, 47-5th Avenue West, Souris, MB on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Don Sellsted officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chick may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home, Box 10, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BELCHER: Wendy passed away after a short but valiant fight with cancer in Calgary, AB on January 10, 2015 at the age of 55 years. She will be lovingly missed by Robert, her high school sweetheart, the love of her life and her husband of 33 years. Wendy will also be dearly remembered by her father Melvin McManes, sisters Dorothy Bradford and Patricia (Mike) Ryan, brother Donald (Carol) McManes, sister in laws Karen (Doug) Northam, Diane (Jim) Kuculym, Lisa (Glen) Kingdon and brother in laws Bruce and Eric (Sue) and all of their many children. She will also be dearly missed by her dear friends, Larry and Sue Garnet and family. Wendy also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her mother Margery (Barnes), brother Glen, brother in law Jim Bradford, mother and father in laws Bella and Jack Belcher. Wendy loved life and touched many, many lives. She was born and raised in Alexander, Manitoba and attended Brandon University and Olds College and then remained in Calgary where she had a few jobs before her career at the Canadian Gelbvieh Cattle Association. Wendy loved camping with horses and ATVs in the scenic mountains of Alberta where she could take pictures of wildlife, flowers and scenery. A Celebration of Wendys Life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515 6 Street, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Tom Baker Centre 1331 29 Street N.W., Calgary, A.B. T2N 4N2.
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DELMAGE: Albert (Bert) Edward Delmage of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Bert was born in Minnedosa on April 2, 1924 to parents Simon and Alice Delmage. He grew up on a farm one and a half miles east of Cameron School with his parents and six siblings. His early education took place in that one room school house. He later joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served as an aircraft rigger during WWII. After the war, Bert moved to Winnipeg to continue his education at the Manitoba Technical College where he studied to be an electrician. After graduation, he returned to Minnedosa where he completed his apprenticeship. While working in Minnedosa, he met Doreen Petrick of Brandon and they were married on July 22, 1950. After living in Brandon for a short period, Bert and Doreen moved to Shilo where Bert completed a 34 year career as an Electrical Supervisor with the Department of National Defence at Camp Shilo. After five years of living in Shilo, he made a decision to move back to Brandon. Alongside 13 other veteran families, as part of the Veterans Land Act, he constructed the home where he raised his children and lived for 56 years. This very special house on Richmond Avenue remains in the family today. Bert had many interests including golf, curling, travel, nature, astronomy and was always up for a game of chess or cribbage. Bert was a member of Central United Church. He also took part in the Westman Stroke Support Group. He was an active volunteer at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum where he was a lifetime member. He also was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Bert is survived by his loving wife of almost 65 years, Doreen, his two sons Mark and Mickey, his daughter Heather (Bela) and granddaughter Olivia. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Doris, parents Simon and Alice, siblings Ernest, Everett, Raymond, Frederick, Kenneth and Eleanor. Bert will be remembered for his love of life, love of his family, and time spent with his many friends. A service to celebrate Berts life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. A private family urn placement will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bert may be made to a charity of choice.
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BROWN: Alice M., beloved wife of the late Ray (Bud) Brown, mother of Vonda, Verly, Ken, Linda and Larry, passed away at the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Funeral mass will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Prayer service will be held at St. Augustines Church on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Interment in the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Alice, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundations. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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ANSLEY: Maude Catherine Ansley, beloved mother of Shawn and Sharon (David) Vail, passed away at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Monday, January 12, 2015. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 401-1st Street on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Fr. Sean Beahen will officiate. Interment will be in the Brandon cemetery at a later date. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Maude to the St. Mary's Anglican Church, 401-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8; to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3N9 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y4.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ALEXANDER: Constance (Connie) Bernice Alexander (nee Carter) of Minnedosa, MB, beloved mother of Shelley and Brock passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 93 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa United Church. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Rev. Natasha Pearen will officiate. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa United Church or the Minnedosa Community Foundation. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
SNYDAL-GREGOIRE: On Sunday, January 4, 2015, Helen Hazel Snydal-Gregoire passed away at the age of 82 years at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Helen is survived by daughters JoAnn Slifka, Kathy (Bill) Collins and Shelly (Darren) Penney; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her first husband, Hafstein "Steini" Snydal and by her second husband, Real Gregoire. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Manitoba Brain Injury Association Inc., 204-825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ROSENMAN: Dorothy Rosenman passed away peacefully in White Rock , BC on Monday, January 5, 2015. Dorothy was born in Melita, Manitoba on June 29, 1919 to George and Nellie Carr. Along with sister Geraldine and brother Glenn, the Carr family moved to a homestead farm at Pipestone, Manitoba. After high school Dorothy graduated with top honors in hairdressing and manicuring at the Beautician College in Brandon, Manitoba she met her husband Victor of sixty-three years. During the wartime years their son Simon was born and the young family was stationed at RCAF bases at Gimli, Manitoba, and Moncton, New Brunswick, returning to Brandon for over forty years in various business enterprises where they were very supportive and active in community service organizations including the Brandon Chapter of the IODE. As one of the first female pilot graduates at the Brandon Flying Club, Dorothy worked with the Amelia Earhart Ninety-Nines International organization of Women pilots in creating the first Manitoba chapter for women aviators. Dorothy was a talented artist and supporter of the Allied Arts Center studying oils and watercolor with a number of noted mentors. Several trophies attest to her success and many friendships through curling and golf over the years in Brandon and later at Hazelmere in Surrey. Upon retirement in 1983, Victor and Dorothy moved to White Rock, BC to be closer to their grandchildren. They lived at Englesea Place until Victors passing in 2004 when Dorothy moved to the Peninsula Senior Retirement Residence where she was an active participant in many of its activities. After a recent brief illness Dorothy lived at Whitecliff Care Unit in White Rock. Dorothy is fondly remembered and survived by her three children, Simon (Marsoe) of Aldergrove, BC; Wayne (Joan) of Toronto, Ontario; and Terri-Lee (Allen) Wells of Langley, BC and her three grandchildren, Taisha (Bill) Purper, Lindsey Wells, and Michael (Amanda) Wells and 4 great granddaughters. Private interment at Victory Memorial Park, Surrey, BC. A celebration of life will be arranged at later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the White Rock Hospice Society, 15510 Russell Avenue, White Rock, B.C., V4B 2R3 or the Brandon Area Community Foundation http://bacf.ca/about-bacf/history, Box 22096, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y9 would be appreciated.
NEILSON: James William. Jim Neilson, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Grande Prairie, AB at the age of 72 years. He was born on June 7, 1942 in Souris, MB. Jim loved playing and listening to music and visiting his many friends and family. Jim was known for his love of music and singing, he could always tell a great story and laugh; he took great joy in his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by so many, too many to mention, including his many children and siblings. Everyone that met him will remember his amazing spirit and humour. He is predeceased by his father George, mother Joan, brothers Bruce and Charlie and sisters Gloria and Evelyn. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday January 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Dieppe Manor in Grande Prairie (9428 121 Ave). Memorial Donations may be made in loving memory of Jim to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (Unit 109, 10126 120 Ave, Grande Prairie AB, T8V 8H9). Condolences may be sent
EDWARDS: Mr. Verne Edwards of Melita, and formerly of Pipestone, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the age of 78. Verne is survived by his three daughters, Tabetha of Pipestone, Charlotte and Pamela both of Brandon; six siblings, Lyall (Francis) Edwards of Fort St. John, BC., Harold Edwards (Lucy Primeau) of Red Cliff, AB., Fred (Ann) Edwards of Silver Ridge, MB., Gladys (Doug) Campion of Pipestone, Joan Fletcher of Melita, and Mel (Penny) Edwards of Pipestone; brother- in-law, John Critchlow of Virden; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Bob & Gertie Edwards, wife, Glenis; brother, Blake (Em) Edwards; sister, Evelyn Critchlow; nephew, Warren Edwards. A Funeral Service will be held at the Pipestone Community Hall on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Allan Gairns will officiate. Burial will take place at the Pipestone Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Pipestone Cemetery Memorial Fund, Box 149 Pipestone, MB. R0M 1T0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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DICKSON: Lois E. Dickson beloved wife of the late Barry Dickson, mom to Glenn, Janet, Dianne and Alison Ruth died on January 9, 2015 at Westview Lodge Personal Care Home in Boissevain, Manitoba, at the age of 86. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Due to severe allergies please refrain from wearing any perfumes, colognes or scented products to the service. Donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Boissevain and Morton Foundation, designated to kids activities and interests; Box 1075 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
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COLE: Mr. John Cole of Gainsborough, SK passed away at the Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow, SK. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the age of 65. The service to celebrate John's life will be held from the Gainsborough Community Hall, Gainsborough, SK on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rob Reed officiating. Interment at the Gainsborough Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of John may be given to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne Street, Suite 301, London, ON, N6B 3R9, the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge, 4104 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. S4T 1A3, or to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Carnduff, SK. (306-482-3309) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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DELMAGE: Albert Edward Delmage of Brandon, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 90 years. A service to celebrate Berts life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. A private family urn placement will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bert may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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CHEMERIKA:Sam Chemerika of Neepawa, MB entered into rest on January 10, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Prayers will be said on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB. A Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB. Interment in Mountain Road Cemetery, Mountain Road, MB. Donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
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