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NEVIN: Mollie Nevin (nee Demler) September 11, 1912 - February 18, 2013.
Dearly loved, Mollie will be greatly missed by family and a wide circle of friends.
Predeceased by her husband Cecil, her son Demler, and daughter-in-law Trish, Mollie is survived by her daughters Craigey, Eryl (Denny), and Elvi (Brian), grandchildren Carolyn (Jacques), Beth (Steve), Geoff (Megan), Christina, Cynthia, Darren, Sean, Syreeta (Scott), Tini, Ceci (Matt), Paco (Talin), great grandchildren Natalie, Justin, Alexander, Matthew, Alexandria, Liam, Emma and Avery, and special honorary family members Brian and Phyllis Lawrence, "granddaughter" Elvi (Ryan), "great grandchildren" Hayley and Rylan, "grandson" Denny, "granddaughter" Sandrina, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Mollie was one of 16 children. She was born and raised in Starbuck, Manitoba. She moved to Winnipeg as a young teenager to attend Kelvin High School while working as a domestic for a Winnipeg family. Upon graduation, Mollie attended Normal School where she obtained her teacher's certificate, but her first job was as a cook at a northern mining camp. Mollie worked hard her whole life no matter the undertaking. At the age of 55, Mollie accepted a position as matron of the McKay Residential School in Dauphin, a position held until retirement at age 65. Mollie was never idle. She gave time to her community, charities, clubs, lodges, friends, school and work. Mollie still found time to cook, bake bread, garden, sew, knit, crochet, read, write, paint, carve, build playhouses, and make costumes. She even found time to relax with a rum and coke. Mollie's cottage at Clear Lake, known as Mollie's Reach, was a magnet for family and friends (and friends of friends)! This was Mom's domain and pride and joy. Mollie could be found, every morning, sitting on her deck with coffee in hand greeting and waving to all who passed her cabin. Everyone was welcomed. She loved Clear Lake and was a regular volunteer at the Pinewood Museum. For the last few years, Mollie lived at Fairview. The wonderful 3rd floor staff cared for Mom with great affection and respect. She was treated like family. Thanks to all of you and special thanks to Darlene. If friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Mollie to"Restoring the Glory" the 100 Year Old Dome Building Project. Provincial Ex of Manitoba, 115- 10th St., Brandon, MB. R7A 7C5. Funeral service will be held Saturday Feb. 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at St Mary's Anglican Church, 401-1st St., in Brandon.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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CAMPBELL: Clara May Campbell of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Glen Campbell, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Funeral service to honor Clara’s memory will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Everett Busink officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Clara may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Brandon RHA Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ROSS: Shannon R. passed away suddenly in Brandon, Manitoba on February 14th, 2013, at the age of 31. Viewing at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm. Traditional wake will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Veteran’s Hall, Sioux Valley at 5:00pm, service at 7:00pm. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m.
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TURNBULL: Evelyn Ruth Turnbull (née Guthrie) 1918-2013. Ruth was born on May 24, 1918 in Winnipeg, MB to Robert and Julia (Dewar) Guthrie. She passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, MB on February 15, 2013. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, her sister Marjorie, brother Robert (Bob), husband Melville Turnbull and nephew David Guthrie. Ruth led an active and busy life in Winnipeg prior to marrying Mel in 1955, and moving to the farm near Hartney. Ruth and Mel travelled extensively throughout the world as well as wintering in Florida. The travelling continued into retirement, when they moved to Brandon and adapted to condominium living. After Mel’s death, Ruth moved into Riverheights Terrace and later into Valleyview. Ruth is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, the United States and New Zealand. Many thanks to Dr. Egan, the staff at Valleyview Care Centre and her many friends who have been so good and caring with Ruth, especially over the past months. Her ashes will be interred next to her late husband in a private graveside ceremony at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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NEVIN: Mollie Nevin, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on February 18, 2013 at 100 years of age. Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 401 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Canon Joy Ruddock will officiate. If friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Mollie to "Restoring the Glory" 100 Year Old Dome Building Project. Please make cheque payable to: Provincial Ex Manitoba, 115 - 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7C5. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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VAUGHAN: Darrell Victor Vaughan passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the age of 43 years. Memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Elgin Hall officiating.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SYTNYK: Peter Sytnyk of Shoal Lake passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Shoal Lake Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 100 years. Peter was predeceased by his wife Nellie in 2011 and is survived by son Larry (Lavinia) Sytnyk of Oakburn; 3 daughters: Lil (Mel) Logan of Carroll, Lynda Wasylyshen of Oakburn and Joan (Jim) Shwaluk of Shoal Lake; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters: Phyllis Tutkaluk of Shoal Lake and Eva Hrysak of Minnedosa and brother Alex Sytnyk of Corona Del Mar, California. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Oakburn with interment following in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Father Mykhaylo Khomitskyy will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 759-2160.
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GIESBRECHT: Alvina Giesbrecht died February 16, 2013 at the St. Boniface Hospital after a long and happy life. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as by her many friends. Alvina was born February 22, 1921 to Maria F. and Jacob L. Friesen in Gretna Manitoba, where she spent her childhood as part of a large and loving family. After graduating from the Mennonite Collegiate Institute and then from Normal School, she taught children in a variety of one-room and larger town schools. On January 2, 1944 she married Bernard P. (Barney) Giesbrecht who was soon sent overseas with the armed services. During the 1950s, as the centre of a busy family, Alvina also embarked on her long-term career of teaching English as a Second Language for the Winnipeg School Division. After the death of her beloved husband in 1974, she began a decade of employment as Director of Volunteers and teacher of Canadian citizenship at the International Centre. The heart of Alvina’s life was her family, and she was loved and honoured by her children Valerie (Terry Beckingham), Brian (Brenda Buckley) and Lorne (Wendy Penno). She was a special grandmother to George (Sandra), Jennifer (Jason), Diana (Gerond), Maegan (Ryan), Jacob, Aaron, Daniel, Jill and Luke, and most especially to Karen whom she treasured for all of her eight years. She found new joy in her great grandchildren Anne, Adam, Jack, Jane, Rebecca, Thade, Rosannah and Sylvie. Alvina was predeceased by her siblings Jake, Anne, Margaret, Mary, Eve, Rhinehart, Ed, Henry, Esther, Rita, and two infant sisters. She is survived by three sisters-in-law Helen Penner, Mildred Giesbrecht, and Mary Giesbrecht as well as by many nieces and nephews who were very dear to her. Also missing Alvina are her friends from 360 Osborne and from Kildonan United Church. Interment will be at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, where Alvina will be laid to rest beside her husband. Friends and family are invited to attend the Memorial Service Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Kildonan United Church. Cropo Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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ENGLISH: With her family by her side Verla Marie English (nee Loney) passed away peacefully on February 6, 2013. She was born in Neepawa, Manitoba in 1929 and moved to Shoal Lake in 1931. Verla spent her youth enjoying music. She sang in the church choir and in talent shows. Verla and her family had good times at their Sandy Lake cabin in the summer, along with skating in the winter. Verla attended the University of Manitoba in 1947 and then attended normal school where she received her teaching certificate. During this time she met James Francis English and after four years of courtship, they were married in 1953. Verla left her teaching job in McDonald, Manitoba and they then resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Verla was a substitute teacher and a homemaker. Their first daughter, Cheryl Lee was born in 1957 followed by James Laurie in 1961 and Janis Colleen in 1962. Verla and Jim moved to Brandon in 1963. Verla continued to substitute teach as her children grew up and then opened a licensed daycare where she cared dearly for many children. Some of these families became lifelong friends. Verla continued to enjoy family and friends her whole life. She worked hard in their home and often put her gift of hospitality to work caring for those around her. She enjoyed many crafts, decorating, gardening, and renovating rental properties with her husband, Jim. Verla became a member of P.E.O and was very involved in this organization for 40 years. She again made many friendships that continued until her passing. Verla had seven grandchildren; Dustin and Chris Wilson, Andrew and Nicole English, Jenna, Ryan and Katie Wade. She enjoyed and loved them dearly. Verla kept herself healthy and fit with walking, cross country skiing and more recently going to Curves. She loved to travel and enjoyed many trips to various places with her husband Jim and friends. Verla is survived by her husband, James Francis English; children, Cheryl Wilson, Laurie English, and Janis Wade (Dale); grandchildren, Dustin, Chris, Andrew, Nicole, Jenna, Ryan and Katie; and her sister, Georgina Shackleford. Verla was predeceased by her parents William and Eva Loney. The Service to celebrate Verla's life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515 6th Street, Brandon on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Verla can be made to P.E.O. Scholarship, c/o Sharon Brennan, 535 - 38th Street, Brandon MB, R7B 2T2 and CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3E 0V9.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
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COATES: Stefania Gudny “Stebba” Coates of Glenboro, MB, passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Stebba leaves to mourn her passing, five sons Wilbur (Carol) of Winnipeg, Howard (Cheryl) of Brandon, Lloyd (Anna) of Glenboro, Allan (Audrey) of Glenboro, Gerald (Sidney) of Glenboro; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Stebba is survived by her sister Sylvia Smelts, brothers John (Pat Bovey) Harvard, Donald, sisters-in-law: Margaret “Mike” Heidman, Dorothy Heidman, Gwen Heidman, Helen Heidman, brother-in-law George Anderson, as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Stebba was predeceased by her husband Bert in 1993 and by several brothers & sisters. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro MB, with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Stebba’s memory to the Arthritis Society, 105-386 Broadway Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457 9th St. Brandon MB R7A 1K2.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements.
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POTOSKY: The death of Larry “Spud” Potosky, occurred suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Larry’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Joe Ball will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Larry may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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MacLENNAN: Jean MacLennan of Minnedosa passed away in the early hours of Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the age of 80, after a brief illness. Left to mourn daughter Debbie, Grandchildren Kyle and Megan, sisters-in-law Ruthy and Mary, daughter-in-law Sharon and many relatives in the Maritimes and New England States. At her request no funeral will be held.
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EAGLESTICK: Standord Eaglestick quietly passed away at home on Friday, February 15, 2013 with his loved ones at his side. Viewing, feast, and traditional service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 205 College Ave, Brandon, MB, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wake will follow at Sagkeeng Fellowship Church, Sagkeeng First Nation (Fort Alex) MB. The funeral will take place at Fort Alex Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, February 21,2013 at 2:00 p.m.
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McCUTCHEON: William Robert (Bill) passed away peacefully February 5th, 2013 at his residence, Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, MB. Bill was born in Brandon, MB in 1938 to Robert and Jean McCutcheon. He was the oldest of four children. He was predeceased by his parents and his son Shane William. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Margaret; brother David (children); and sisters Jeannie Mackie (children); Dianne (Herb) Howard and children; his children, Darwin and his children Derych, Chantelle, Kayla, Deven (deceased 2012) and Abby; Cherylee (Ross) Farley and her children Jordan and Jason; Tammy (Dean) and her children Billy Jr., Jeremy and Deven; Collin (Monique) and his children Joshua, Daniel and Jacqueline; Tracey; grandson Brett. Bill is also survived by twelve great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. In 1959, Bill returned to school in Winnipeg, MB to attend Winnipeg Technical College where he obtained his Journeyman’s certificate for painting and decorating. Bill strove for excellence and was highly respected in his trade. He was also very verse in the construction industry. Bill never hesitated to do different projects for work, family and friends. Bill enjoyed many hobbies like gardening, making willow furniture, carpentry, hunting and fishing. Throughout his life he enjoyed taking fishing trips with his boys. There were many great stories to hear about the ones that got away. Bill enjoyed taking his kids for camping in the Rockies, hiking, fishing and plenty of water fights. His weekend camping trips routinely started with a stop at KFC on the way out of Calgary and stopping at Cochrane on the way home for homemade ice cream. “Family” played a huge part in Bill’s life; he enjoyed and looked forward to the family get togethers’ at his residence at Bayside. Bill was a sincere man with over 40 years of sobriety; he was a great father and family man. He was and is loved and admired by many. He will be remembered and sadly missed until we meet again. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bayside Personal Care Home. Memorial service was held at the Bayside P.C.H. in Killarney Manitoba on February 9, 2013 Interment will be at a later date.
God grant me the Serenity to acceptThe things I cannot change;The courage to change the things I canAnd the wisdomto know the difference.
Wheatland Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
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HOTAIN: Michael Hotain (Isna Chaske) passed onto the spirit world in the early hours of February 14th, 2013 lovingly surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his grandfather Henry Hotain, grandmother Millie Hotain, father Matthew Allen Pratt, mother Agnes Hall, brothers Ronald and Elroy, sisters Lorna, Leona and Rosemarie, sons Lance and Tyson and daughter Crystal. He leaves to mourn his daughters Trudy (Oswald), Michelle (Hawk), Harlene (Hugh), Marti Rose and sons Sonny (Pauline), Monte and Brett (Melissa). He also leaves to mourn his grandchildren, great grandchildren and many extended relatives. Mike’s passing leaves a great loss in his family and community and he will be remembered as a man with a strong sense of humour, who was respectful, traditional, humble, caring and a loving Dakota man. His life is a testament of his love for the Dakota way of life and he shared this through his teachings, language, songs, stories and life on the pow-wow trail. Mike was no stranger to struggles and he faced them with courage and strength. His illness and complications never brought down his spirit rather he utilized the power of prayer to persevere. We as a family are thankful and will continue to honour his memory by practicing and teaching our children and future generations these same qualities and characteristics. We are comforted in knowing that Dad is now with his love, our Mom, who passed away seven years ago. He talked often of their life together and the memories they created. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Dakota Oyate Lodge for their kindness and compassion in their caring for Dad, friends and relatives who came to visit and wished him well from afar – your heartfelt condolences are greatly appreciated. A traditional wake will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at the Hehaka Sica/Elk Family Cemetery. Traditional services will be conducted by Eyapahan’s Percy Tacan and Mark Hall. Reverend Dave Thiessen will officiate the funeral service. The family welcomes all who wish to pray, sing and share throughout the wake and funeral. In the Dakota way there is no goodbye, we will see each other once again. “There is no death only a change of worlds”, Chief Seattle.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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