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GILES: Marsha Giles (née Harrowen) of Brandon, age 69, passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB on Sunday, October 27, 2013. As per her wishes, a private graveside service will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Brandon Cemetery. Marsha will be deeply missed by her close circle of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, to honour her love of animals, the family asks that donations be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
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BUNN: Darryl Bunn “Mik” of Sioux Valley, beloved son of Hector and Darlene Bunn, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The Funeral Service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Friday, November 1, 2013; starting at 10:00 a.m. Wayne Wasicuna will officiate. Burial will follow at the Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery.
WOOD:Thora Elizabeth (Betty), 88 years old, beloved wife of the late Harry Wood, mother of Gerald Madden, passed away in the Fairview Home, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, October 25, 2013. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshment at the Souris Legion Club Room. In memory of Betty, donations may be made to the Last Post Fund, 104-505 Rene-Levesque Blvd., West Montreal, QC, H2Z 1Y7.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
ROY: It is with sadness that the family of Damien Roy announces his passing at the age of 53 years at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday,October 25, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Damien's life will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. A private family interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Damien may be made to Brandon Community Options Inc., 136-11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J4 or to Helping Hands Centre of Brandon, 111-7th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3S5. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ROWE: Isabelle Grace Rowe. Isabelle Rowe beloved wife of the late Russell Rowe died October 27, 2013 at her residence in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 89 years. Memorial Reception will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Goodlands Fellowship Community Church, Goodlands, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will be held at Goodlands Cemetery, Goodlands, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Isabelle may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Smith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088
MOONEY: Diane Mooney, aged 65, surrounded by family, died peacefully in Brandon, MB on October 26, 2013 after a courageous struggle with cancer. Diane was born April 29, 1948 in Ste. Rose, MB, daughter of Mary and Metro Boyechko. She grew up on the family farm in the Weiden District, attending Weiden Elementary School and Rorketon Collegiate. At the age of 17, she began her work career with the Singer Sewing Co. of Canada where she learned the art of sewing, enabling her to create beautiful outfits for her mother and herself and later costumes for her children. In 1967, Diane moved to Thompson, MB and in 1969, married and was blessed with four children; Leanne, Kevin, Janie and Tim. She began her career in government in 1979, with the Department of Indian Affairs, later transferring to the Department of Natural Resources in Brandon where she remained until retiring in 2003. Diane met her husband Blake in Brandon and they were married in 1990. They loved to travel together and had the opportunity to participate in the Communities in Blooms conferences across the country at which they had incredible experiences. They also loved to travel outside Canada, with Cuba and the Dominion Republic becoming their favorite destinations. Diane was involved in many community groups and activities over the years. Her greatest pride was coaching the age 4 and 5 YBC bowlers allowing her to share her love of the game. She attained her Masters Coaching Certificate, and was President of the Brandon Bowling Association for several terms. Diane won many medals both at the Provincial and National levels. Golf was her other passion, highlights being: President of the Glenlea Ladies League for several years, Board Member of the LPGA, long-time member of the Shilo Country Club. Diane participated in many tournaments, including her favorite, the Tamarack. The Army and Navy also benefited from Diane’s expertise as President for two years, as when she became a member of a group, it meant total commitment and involvement. Diane was predeceased by her father Metro Boyechko in 2001, and step-granddaughter Danielle Miskulin in 2006. She is survived by Blake her husband of 23 years, mother Mary Boyechko of Dauphin, four children and six grandchildren; Leanne Miskulin (Mark), Emma, Jack; Kevin Lukey (Edie) Chayton, Dayle; Janie Lukey (Will Bruce); Tim Lukey (Carlene) Ryan, Cory. Also surviving are three brothers, Brian (Joyce), Don, Ken and sister Karen (special friend Colleen); in-laws Gord and Audrey Mooney of Brandon, sisters-in-law Judi (Al) and Sharron (Doug); numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends. Diane’s children and grandchildren were the joys of her life and she gave them everything she could, but most of all - LOVE. Throughout Diane’s struggle, her true character and traits shone through. She was kind, caring, and loving, always putting others before herself. A Memorial Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332- 8th Street, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. An Honour Guard will be present from the ANAF Unit #10. Everyone in attendance is considered honorary pallbearers. If you so choose, a donation may be made in Diane’s name to a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank everyone for their support, kind thoughts and deeds.
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MARTENS: With great sadness the family of Eric Martens, age 82, beloved husband of Hertha and father of Karen, Roxanne and Rick, passed away at Fairview Home on Friday, October 25, 2013. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Mennonite Church, 951-10th Street, with Pastor Ken Quiring and Rev. Abe Krahn officiating. Viewing will be held prior to the service. Interment will follow at Rivers Mennonite Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Eric may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2 . Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BYCZKOWSKI: It is with great sorrow that the family of Agnieszka (Agnes) Byczkowski announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on September 21, 2013. Agnes was born on December 29th, 1930 in Czarniz, Poland. She was the daughter of Wladyslaw and Franciszka. Her first husband passed away in Poland. Later she came to Canada to marry Walter Byczkowski on March 19, 1988. Walter passed away in November, 2001. Mom resided in Canada for 23 years. In 2011, she returned to Poland to visit her children and grandchildren where she remained until her death. Agnes enjoyed many treasures in her lifetime including gardening and spending time with her circle of friends. Agnes had left Poland to marry our dad in Canada but she always made time to visit and call her children in Poland. Her family and friends were what she treasured most. Mom always had time for a visit and her smile was quite infectious. She also enjoyed sitting down and putting a puzzle together – there was no puzzle that was too much of a challenge for her. Predeceasing mom is her stepson Terry Byczkowski. Mourning her death are her stepchildren: Marilyn (Bob) Reid; Jim Byczkowski; her daughters Teresa (Ernie) Janzen; Tracy Bryant; and Patricia (Kelvin) Siemens; and her daughter-in- law, Carma Byczkowski; Agnes is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also mourning our Mom’s death are her children in Poland: Boguslaw Osowski, Jozef Osowski, Halina Gierszelwska, Miroslaw Osowski, Jan Osowski and their respective families. A memorial service for Agnes Byczkowski will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, 327-4 Street, Brandon, MB on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Father Kevin Smith.
VICKERY: It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of Gerald Gordon Vickery, born April 10, 1935 – Oct 8, 2013, after a great fight against cancer. The day he was diagnosed he told Brenda that he had, had worse news in 65 years of farming and he would fight it. Gerry was born and raised in Hamiota with the exception of a few years the family lived in Oak River. He spent most of his years on the farm three miles west of Hamiota, where he continued the tradition of grain farming and cattle farming. Gerry married Roberta Blackwell of Harding and they had two children Brenda and Ken. He leaves to mourn Roberta his wife of 54 years, son Ken (Lorraine), daughter Brenda (Dave), grandson Ryan (Kirstin), great grandson Ethan. Sister Nora Shier, brother Doug (Judy), brother-in-law Dick Hills and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Lois and Gordon, sister Evelyn Hills, sister and brother-in-law Sheila and Frank Thiede, brother-in-law Gerald Shier, two nephews Vince and Gordon Shier, sister-in-law Velda Vickery. He was also predeceased by his mother and father-in-law Robert and Jean Blackwell and sister-in-law Lillian Blackwell. Gerry enjoyed curling, even attending a few briers and a World Championship. He loved getting out to the coffee shop and being with the men. A great couple of days was when he was able to get away to Lake of the Prairie’s fishing or in November, when his son-in-law Dave came out to deer hunt with Gerry. Another favourite pastime was going to auction sales. We were never sure if it was the auction sale he was going to or the lemon pie and coffee! The ”birthday gang” gatherings in various locations with a nice supper and a game of cards were always special moments for Gerry. In the last couple months, Gerry enjoyed more frequent visits with his brother Doug and sister Nora; often just popping in to their homes for a conversation and cup of coffee. Gerry was a wonderful husband and father and a great provider. A graveside service was held for family and other relatives at the Hamiota Cemetery on Saturday, Oct 12 at 11:00am with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. A luncheon followed for all his friends to celebrate his life at the Hamiota Community Centre at 11:30am. Len and Ev Allan attended the register book. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Gerry’s memory to the Hamiota & District Sports Complex Memorial Fund, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were entrusted with the arrangements.
DADWe'll always remember that special smile,that caring heart,that warm embrace,you always gave us.You being therefor Mom and usthrough good and bad times,no matter what.We'll always remember you Dad becausethey'll never be another oneto replace you in our hearts,and the love we will always have for you.
STADNYK: Randy Stadnyk of Hatley, Quebec passed away on October 16, 2013 at the age of 52 years. Randy was predeceased by his father Matt Stadnyk and is survived by his mother Mabel Stadnyk of Brandon, MB, sisters: Sylvia Todaschuk of Winnipeg, Shirley Mott of Vancouver, BC, Trish Wyatt of Vancouver, BC, Sonia (Leonard) Park of Virden, MB, Donna (Orest) Buternowsky of Shoal Lake, Lynda Stadnyk of Stony Plain, AB, brothers Lennie (Linda) Stadnyk of Lumby, BC and Dennis (Bev) Stadnyk of Camrose, AB. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shoal Lake with interment following in the parish cemetery. Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy will officiate. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204)759-2160.
SMITH: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Bessie Winnifred Smith at the Assiniboine Centre on September 17, 2013 following a short illness. She left us peacefully with her family by her side. Bessie will be lovingly remembered by her family, daughter Janice Shannon, grandsons Shayne Poole, Jamie (Michelle) Poole and Brent (Jodi) Poole, son Laurie (Nancy) Smith and grandchildren Kim (Eric) Toupin, Scott (Shanna) Smith and Chris (Tina) Smith, son Scott (Val) Smith and granddaughters Caitlin Smith and Ashton Smith as well as fourteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Clara Myers and Fay (Ralph) Lowes. Born April 7, 1929 in Manitou MB, twin sister to Bill and daughter of Winnifred and Jim McLean, Bessie was raised on the experimental farm in Morden and following high school she found work in Treherne where she met Bud, the love of her life. They were married on April 22, 1949. In 1952, Bud was offered a permanent position with MTS so they moved to Brandon with their two small children, Janice and Laurie, and in 1959 they added to their family with the birth of their son Scott. As her children grew, Bessie began working outside the home. She was a sales clerk at several retail stores including Waddell's Tots to Teens, Wilson's Stationary and Christies School Supplies. She ended her career as the store manager at Belle's and Bows, located in the "new" Shoppers mall in 1985. Bessie and Bud made time to spend together during the hectic years of raising a young family. They were very involved in their children's activities but managed to bowl in the winter and golf in the summer together. They were both athletic and golf became a favorite past time for years to come. Bessie and Bud purchased a cabin at Brandosa beach in the mid 70s. They loved life at the lake and every available minute was spent there. The little cabin was often full to the rafters with their kids and grandkids and we are left with cherished memories of summer and winter sports, bon fires, lightening shows watched from the deck, star gazing, tan lines and many special times spent there together. After retiring in 1985, Bud and Bessie purchased property in Tarpon Springs, Florida where they spent many happy winters and cultivated many wonderful friendships over the years. Following Bud's passing in 1999, Bessie continued to drive to Florida every winter until her late 70’s when, at the insistence of her family, she begrudgingly agreed to fly south. Blessed with a rich, full and very active life, Bessie celebrated 50 years of marriage to the man she described as being "the best man ever born", and will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she adored. She was predeceased by her parents Winnifred and Jim McLean; her husband G.S. Bud Smith; her brothers Roy and Bill McLean and her infant son James Stuart. According to her wishes, Bessie was laid to rest at a private graveside funeral on September 27, 2013 with Lydia Glawson officiating. If friends so desire a contribution may be made in Bessie's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
She Has Achieved SuccessWho has lived well, laughedoften and loved much.Who has gained respect ofintelligent men and womenAnd the love of little children.Who has filled her niche andaccomplished her task;Who has left the world betterthan she found it; Who hasnever lacked appreciation ofEarth's beauty or failed to express it;Who has looked for the best in othersAnd given the best she had.Author Unknown
ROY: It is with sadness the family of Elizabeth “Beth” Andre Roy, of Brandon, announces that her death occurred on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born November 24, 1934 in Dunbar, E. Lothian, Scotland, Beth attended public school and in her earlier years she worked at a gift shop. She met her husband Don while he was playing with his pipe band at the Edinburgh Tattoo in August of 1952. They were married one year later in September 1953. They returned to Nova Scotia before moving to Oromocto, New Brunswick. Upon moving to Oromocto, Beth worked as a clerk at Reitmans, and owned and operated her own antique shop called “The Gozunda”. While living in Brandon, Beth opened her home and was a caring foster parent from 1972 to 1980. Once her daughters were all grown up, Beth returned to work as a clerk at Donogh Antiques from 1986 to 2007. After losing her eyesight and being declared legally blind, Beth retired. She was an avid collector of antiques and collectables and loved her plants and flowers. Although visually impaired, Beth worked in her yard until she was no longer able. Left to cherish Beth’s memory are her husband Don; daughters Heather (Ken) Petterson of Olds, Alberta and Donna Kiryliuk of Brandon; grandchildren David Petterson of Edmonton, AB, Josh Petterson of Drumheller, AB, Andrew Petterson of St. Paul, AB, Kyla Reid of St. Paul, AB and Shawn Kiryliuk of Edmonton, AB; great grandchildren Ziah, Jaxon, Talyn and Azen. She also leaves a brother David of New South Wales, Australia. She was predeceased by her parents Anderena and David Brunton, her brother Andrew and recently by her son-in-law, Bill Kiryliuk. The Ceremony to Celebrate Beth’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Beth may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8 or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 354 - 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G1.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NEWITT: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barry Newitt, surrounded by his loving family, on October 12, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Barry was born May 20, 1940 and lived in the RM of Blanshard with his parents, Raymond and Bernice, and sister Beverley. Their farm was located in the Moline District and would be where Barry farmed and raised his own family. Barry attended school at Moline and after completing his education began farming. In June 1966, he married Beverley Bridgeman of Moline, MB. Later that year, Barry began driving school bus for the Rolling River School Division while still continuing to farm. For many years he spent his winter months working at the Farmers Co-op Seed Plant in Rivers, MB. In 1996, Barry and Beverley sold the farm and retired to Brandon. Barry continued to drive school bus for Rolling River School Division until 1997 and then drove school bus for Brandon School Division until 2013. To Barry, driving school bus was his hobby and passion for the past 47 years. Barry leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Beverley; son Bruce (Jennifer); daughter Sheri (Brad); granddaughters Alyssa Newitt and Natalie Cholin; sister Beverley (Norman) Bridgeman; sister-in law Phyllis (Rod) Veitch; mother-in-law Marj Bridgeman and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Bernice and father-in-law William (Bill) Bridgeman. The funeral service was held at Central United Church on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Lydia Glawson officiated. Interment took place at Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Barry may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NAISBY: Mary passed away at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents John Robertson Naisby and Mary Jane Naisby (née Huntrods.) Mary is survived by her son, Brett St. John, daughter-in-law, Lyndsey Nichole Shantz and grandsons Shawn Robertson, Jason Alan Edward and Ian Thomas Naisby. Mary was very involved in the church and their various groups, such as the ACW. She had a deep love for friends, family, animals and sports. A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
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KURCHABA: With deep sadness, the family and friends of Louis Kurchaba of Rossburn, MB, announce his passing at the Rossburn District Health Centre on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the age of 86. Louis is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Phyllis of 52 years; his daughter Marilyn Sabeski (Garry); his daughter Bernice Schaworski (Brian); his son Jason Kurchaba (Wanda) and 11 grandchildren. Prayers will be said on Sunday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rossburn Town Hall. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Eliah Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Rossburn. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Fr. Michael Skrumeda will officiate.
Vichnaya Pam'yat.Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
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