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MYRAN: Carol Myran (née Sinclair), beloved wife of the late Kenneth Myran, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the age of 59 years. A Celebration of Carol’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Carol may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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REGIER: George William Regier, beloved husband of Sarah Regier, of Neepawa, MB; entered into rest on January 25, 2014 at the age of 75 years. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa First Baptist Church (located on Hwy 5 north), Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service, Box 1240, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
USUNIER: The family wishes to sadly announce the passing of Cecile Elize Usunier (née Carême), beloved wife of the late André Usunier. Cecile passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, Brandon, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Cecile was born October 11, 1923 on the family farm in Findlay, MB. She was the second youngest of a family of eleven. As a young girl, she enjoyed outdoor activities with her siblings and spending time with her animals, especially horses. After finishing school, she remained at home to help her father and family run the farm. It was during this time that she met André Usunier at a small town dance. They were married in December of 1946 and shortly after moved to Brandon. They spent the rest of their lives in Brandon raising their five children. Cecile was devoted to her family. She enjoyed preparing family dinners and playing cards almost daily with anyone who dropped by. Any free time was spent volunteering with St. Augustine’s CWL, Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion #3 and the Red Cross. Cecile is survived by sons Paul (Elaine), Francis (Rhonda), Ray (Pat); daughters Judy (Tim) Quadrelli and Elaine (Dan) Gavigan. Grandchildren Marc (Kendra) Usunier, Alison Usunier (Mark Brischuk), Michael Usunier (Danica Pineiro), Matthew and Mark Usunier, Marcia (Mark) Benway, Rayna (Nolan) Robinson, Nicolette Quadrelli (Joel VanderSchaaf), Tyler, Meghan and Andrea Gavigan. Great-Grandchildren Buck and Lark VanderSchaff and Lane Robinson. Brother Ed Carême and sisters-in-law Stella Carême, Leona Usunier, Edith Bertholet, Marie Brause, Teresa Usunier, Suzanne (Ken) Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews. Cecile was predeceased by her parents Ramond and Lucie (née Marcq) Carême, her loving husband André, an infant daughter Judith, brothers Nick, Frank, John, Leon, Joseph, sisters Leontine Cancade, Marie Gregoire, Lucie Leech, Louise Deleau, three infant siblings and daughter-in-law, Gaye Usunier. Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, January 25, 2014 with Fr. John Okosun as Celebrant. Interment followed in the Veterans’ Section at the Brandon Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Joe Carême, Ron Carême, George Lampertz, Tim Quadrelli, Denys Usunier and Garth Wakefield. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. In memory of Cecile, donations may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6.
Ne pleurez pas sur mon départ puisque la mort est la fin de mes souffrances.Qu’il est doux de s’endormir, pour se réveiller avec le Seigneur.Do not weep for my departure since death is the end of my suffering.How sweet it is to fall asleep, only to wake with the Lord.
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WADDELL: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Boyd Manley Waddell, our beloved brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather, on January 24, 2014 in Hamiota at the age of 90. Boyd was born January 20, 1924 in Newdale, Manitoba. Boyd was predeceased by his father and mother, Thomas and Annie Waddell, his sister Isabel (Harold) Cook and by his brothers John (Alice), Tom (Annie), Gordon (Edith), and Fraser (Lil) Waddell. He is survived by his brother Menzies (Wynne), his sister Mae (Bruce) Sewart, and his sister-in-law, Grace (Bill) Bossman. Boyd was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lillian on June 7, 1985. He is survived by their five sons: Jim, Gary (Alice), Dwayne (Doris), Brent (Shelly) and Scott (Lori). Boyd served in World War II with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Boyd and Lillian were married August 10th 1946 in Winnipeg. They farmed grain and cattle south of Newdale until he retired in 1993. The family enjoyed travelling, fishing and camping. Boyd’s happiest days were when he was surrounded by his children, his grandchildren, Kathy (Scott) Jocelyn, Mark (Robyn), Jackie (Jeff) Jenkinson, Mike (Tara)Magel, Sean (Emma), Sharla (Mark) Murray, Janine Hodder, Ryan(Juliana), Heather, Chris(Jody), Christine, Eric (Denise) Allum, Kevin Allum, Tyler, Jayce, Lexy and his 23 great grandchildren. He retired to Harrison House in Newdale and became active at the Newdale Drop In Center. Boyd was an easy going person who lived a modest life. His consistently positive attitude and clever sense of humor will be fondly remembered by everyone. Boyd was always ready to teach anyone how to play cards or show his children or grandchildren how to catch the biggest fish. The family would like to thank Dr. Kristjanson and the caring staff at the Hamiota Hospital, the residents of Harrison House, his fellow card players at the Drop-in Center and his neighbor and good friend, John Young. A lot of people always had a caring hand in helping our father in his later years of life, too many to mention, and therefore he always had Newdale dear to his heart. Services will be held on February 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Newdale United Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society, Harrison House, or a charity of your choice.
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WHITE: Roland (Slim) passed away at the BRHC January 16, 2014 at the age of 79. Roland was born in Cartwright, MB. He lived and went to school in Holmfield. In 1949 the White family moved to Rivers. It was there Slim met Patricia Lilley. In 1960 they were married and moved to Brandon. Slim worked on the CN Railroad, Anchor Industry and was a maintenance man. He retired at age 65 while working as a security officer. Dad’s hobbies were house painting, shooting pool, gardening and loved long walks with Mom. He liked helping Mom in the kitchen. His home-made bread and cinnamon buns would make your mouth water. He enjoyed family get-togethers and would never say no to dessert. Dad and Mom enjoyed going for coffee at Tim’s and meeting with their friends having a few laughs. Roland is survived by his loving wife Pat, married for 53 years; sons, Mike (Donna), Dennis (Wendy), Jeff (Sandy); sister, Adrienne (Reg) Edworthy; his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Slim was predeceased by his parents Fred and Lillian; brothers Raymond, Herb, and Angus; and sister Joyce Kilmury. A family service was held at Odd Fellows in the Common Room. The family would like to thank Emergency Department, ICU, and Spiritual Care at BRHC for their help with our grief and loss.
DEMAS: Garry. October 3, 1956 - January 27, 2014. Garry passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, January 27, 2014. Service will be at Carscadden Funeral Home. Family viewing January 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Wake Service at Canupawakpa Dakota Nation, January 31st. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 2 p.m.
TOPP: Alice Topp of Brandon, beloved wife of Bob, and mother to Robert (Sandra) and Norma (Norm) Roziere, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the age of 83 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Donations in memory of Alice may be made to Fairview Home “5th Floor”, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ANDERSON: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday January 24, 2014 at the age of 61 years, Marvin Ray Anderson, of Cypress River MB. Marvin leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Marianne (nee Hunchak), sons Brad (Leanne) of Cypress River, Colin (Jenny) of Portland Ore., Darryl of Winnipeg; six grandchildren, Mason, Emily Tyler, Brady, Clara & Finn; brothers & sisters Wayne (Maureen) Anderson, Wendy (Bill) Young & Bev (Gary) Ruston all of Cypress River as well as nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. A Celebration of Marvin’s life will be held on Saturday February 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the Cypress River United Church with Heather Grobb officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Marvin’s memory to the ALS Society, 494 Madison St. Winnipeg, MB R3J 1J2 or to the Glenboro Palliative Care Fund, c/o Glenboro Health Centre, Box 310 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
WEBB: Pat Webb (nee Washington) passed away on January 13, 2014 in Winnipeg. Pat was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1931. Pat was predeceased by her parents William and Doris Washington, brothers Bobby, Lawrence, Ralph, Ken, and sister Gwen. Pat leaves to mourn her passing her husband George, daughters Linda (Ted), Lois (Charlie) and son Bob (Marie), brothers Lew, Charlie, Jim, Don, sisters Marion and Doris, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. On Friday, January 17, 2014 a memorial service was held for Pat at Transcona Memorial United Church in Winnipeg.
NICOL: David Patrick “Patrick” 1949 ~ 2014. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Nicol on January 15, 2014 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital from complications ensuing from leukemia. He will be remembered lovingly and thoughtfully by his brother, John, relatives and innumerable friends, community workers and volunteers and associates in the radio broadcasting industry and North Okanagan civic life. Patrick was an innovative radio broadcaster, a dedicated public servant and community volunteer and a passionate humanitarian and naturalist. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba on July 13, 1949. He attended Central and then Brandon Collegiate schools. From his parents, he acquired an abiding interest in Christian living, community engagement and current affairs. His mother nurtured in him a love of poetry and reading. Patrick tracked sports and popular music closely, broadcasting his own simulated games using sports cards and tokens and charting his own top music lists of the day. The family moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia in 1966. He took voice lessons and completed an announcer course with the Columbia School of Broadcasting in Vancouver. After many job application rejections from radio stations across Western Canada, he was offered his first show, the graveyard shift at CJAT Trail, in February 1969. Subsequent brief radio stops included CHBQ Powell River, CJME Regina and CKXL Calgary. From 1972 to 1976, Patrick hosted the morning show at CFGP Grande Prairie and acted as music director under the mentorship of general manager, Walter “Wally” Everitt. 1977 marked a watershed in Patrick’s life and radio career. He moved with Wally to CJIB Vernon assuming a position as program director and on-air personality and, in 1987, the role of vice-president and general manager. He enjoyed all aspects of the radio business but took particular interest in his Talk Back show where he interviewed a wide spectrum of guests, the Saturday afternoon Classics music show and his annual favorite, the Christmas program. The AM and then FM Vernon radio station became an integral part of the community and received much support and loyalty from its listeners throughout Patrick’s career.  Patrick loved Vernon and the North Okanagan district and diligently promoted and supported arts, cultural, sports and other civic activities. He served on Vernon council for 22 years and twice ran unsuccessfully for Mayor, and, at his death, was the current chair of the Regional District of the North Okanagan. He delighted in responding to the needs of all citizens and building a better community with such initiatives as the Vernon Performing Arts Centre and Multiplex Sports Arena and libraries, museums, local parks and sports facilities. Patrick organized the Canada Day celebrations at Polson Park for many years and served as President of the BC Canada Day Committee for 12 years. His involvement, personally and under the aegis of the radio station, in community organizations and events included Remembrance Day observances, Vernon Winter Carnival and its Auxiliary Hospital Special Needs event, Special Olympics, C.N.I.B., Cancer Society and many minor sports associations. He was honored to receive the Order of JOPO from Carnival, the Queen’s Jubilee Award and the Vernon Distinguished Citizen award in 2006. He welcomed every opportunity to support local musicians and artists. Music always was playing at Patrick’s home in East Hill either on the radio or on his Wurlitzer jukebox while he watched the quails and other wildlife in his garden or read or prepared for his radio shows and council work. Patrick was predeceased by his beloved mother, Joan (née Ellis), and father, Laurence. The family gives special thanks to the hospital staff of Vernon Jubilee and his dear friends for their care, support and consideration during his lengthy period of ill health. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church (3300 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon, B.C.) at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 3, 2014. Flowers gratefully are declined. In memory of Patrick, donations may be made to any Vernon and district community charity or the Canadian Cancer Society (#104, 3402 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1).
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary at Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services® at Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237
HATCH: Wes Hatch died January 26, 2014 at his residence in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 67 years. In accordance with Wes’s wishes cremation has taken place and a family gathering will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Wes may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Rm 0N 11260, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service, 204-523-7791
OLIVER:Laura May (nee Douglas). With deep sadness the family of Laura Oliver announces her death on January 23, 2014 just 41 days short of her 100th birthday at Regina General Hospital with her family at her bedside. Left to mourn her loss are her son Terry (special friend Shirley); daughter Sandra (Bill) Johnson of Regina; son Keith of Winnipeg MB; beloved grandchildren Michelle (Hartley) Gerbrandt of Altona, MB, Shauna (Kevin) McLennan of Brandon, MB, Myvanwy (Colin) Bechard of Regina, SK, Kristoffer (Tammy) Johnson of Zehner, SK, Simone Gibson of Toronto; of course her constant joys ñ her great grandchildren Kelsey and Mackenzie McLennan, Madison and Devan Gerbrandt, Jack, Reid, Kane Bechard, and Walker Johnson; step great grandchildren Riley, and McKenna. Laura was predeceased by her beloved husband Jack on July 29, 1992 and daughter-in-law Ev. She was born on March 5, 1914 in Brandon, MB where she grew up, went to school and met Jack at university. She held B Ed and M Ed degrees from the University of Manitoba and had a long career in the field of Education, beginning in a small one room school north of Brandon and retiring from Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg. Her life took her around the world with her fondest memories being those of the many years spent living and teaching in Bulawayo, S Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe). From their retirement in 1974 to his death in 1992 she and Jack enjoyed extended travel around the world, wintering in Texas, playing golf. The last chapter of Lauraís life revolved around her growing extended family whom she watched over with glowing pride. Nothing brought her more joy than being with her great grandchildren who have been so fortunate to have had her in their lives. GG never missed birthday parties and special gatherings and was a permanent fixture in our everyday life. Her incredible strength and will to live has been inspirational as she valiantly fought her peripheral arterial vascular disease to the end. Throughout her life, Laura placed above all else, her family who will miss her deeply. Special thanks to Dr. McCarville and his team and the staff of 3F who cared for her so kindly. Special thanks also to the staff of Heritage House ñ Wintergreene Estates who made her feel at home and cared for her so lovingly. We thank you all. Cremation has taken place and she will be interred in Rosewood Cemetery, Brandon beside her soul mate. A tea in celebration of her life will be held at Wintergreene Estates at a later date. Donations in memory of Laura may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 279 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H8. Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
HERITAGE: Elizabeth Irene Heritage passed away Friday, January 24th, 2014, at 52 years of age. Elizabeth was born June 30, 1961 in Elkhorn, and spent much of her adult life at the Pine Creek Community Residence in Austin, MB. Elizabeth is predeceased by her father, Ron Heritage, and survived by her mother, Irene, her sisters, Janice (Gene), Pat, and Carol (Rick). Also left to mourn are her nieces and nephew; Hailey and Karlee Bird, Sarah Kenyon, and Krystan and Cole McCaig. Elizabeth's family is eternally grateful for the love and care she received from the Pine Creek Residence staff. The years Elizabeth spent at Pine Creek were her happiest, and she loved the staff, her roommates, and co-workers at the workshop. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pine Creek Community Residence, Box 129, Austin, MB, R0H 0C0 or to the Special Olympics Manitoba, 304-145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6. A memorial service for Elizabeth will be held at a later date.
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CORY: Passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Thursday January 23, 2014, Cora Helen Cory (nee Cunningham) of Wawanesa, MB. Helen leaves to mourn her sons Wayne (Donna) of Brandon & Daryl (Kim) of Salmon Arm B.C., grandchildren Brad (Lynn), Todd (Sheila), Shawna (Jarett), Dustin (E.J.); great grandchildren Kristin, Braeden, Joel, Hailey & Kayden as well as numerous extended family members & friends. Helen was predeceased by her husband Glenn (1983), parents Emerson and Elizabeth Cunningham, brother Liskum Cunningham, sisters Evelyn Little, Ettee Eamer, Ella Parker, Mildred Telford, Muriel Jones and Hazel Cathers. A Celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Wawanesa United Church with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Family interment will take place at a later date in the Methven Cemetery, Wawanesa, MB. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Helen’s memory to the Wawanesa & District Swimming Pool Inc. Fund, Box 427 Wawanesa MB R0K 2G0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
McTAVISH:Gwendoline McTavish (nee McCallum), beloved wife of the late Peter McTavish, mother of Bill (Donna), Verna (Bob) Cuddington, Bruce (deceased) (Jo-Ann), Janet (George) Inman, Terry (Patti), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 95 years of age. A service to celebrate Gwen’s life will be held at the Cardale United Church, Cardale, MB on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Marney Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Gwen’s memory to Cardale United Church Memorial Fund, Cardale, MB, R0K 0J0, Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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