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SPARROW: On March 2, 2013 surrounded by his family, Russell James Sparrow, beloved husband of Leone, passed away peacefully at the B.R.H.C. at the age of 85. Russ was born December 4, 1927 in Kenton, MB, the second child of James and Johanna Sparrow. He attended school at Kenton, Harding, Roseneath, and Glanton. He started a 26 1/2 year career with the C.P.R. in 1948. His heart was set on farming and in 1951 he rented a farm in the Forrest area which he later purchased. He farmed and railroaded until 1974 when he resigned from the C.P.R. and he expanded his farming operation. Russ belonged to the Masonic Lodge #14 in Minnedosa. He was a founding member of the Minnedosa Kinsmen Club. He served on the boards of the Manitoba Pool Elevators, Forrest United Church and Forrest Rink. Russ joined the Khartum Temple Brandon Shrine Club in 1989 and the Brandon Car Patrol Unit in 1990. Russ and Leone moved to Brandon in 1997. They traveled extensively spending many winters in Hawaii and Arizona making life long friends wherever they went. Russ was very proud and supportive of his family. His grandchildren held a special spot in his heart. He proudly shared his many stories and memories. Russ enjoyed being active in the Shrine Club, golfing and socializing. He enjoyed his years farming and his love and interest in farming never ended. Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife Leone of 60 years; Jim (Mary) Sparrow, Barbara (Kim) Campbell and Janice (David) Leslie; Grandchildren Michael (Shey), and Kevin Sparrow, Sean, Kaleee, and Tara Campbell, Monica and Brett Leslie. He is also survived by his sister Olive (Ken) Toovey, brother Ed Sparrow and sister-in-law Ena Sparrow, Leones sisters and brother and many nieces and nephews. Russ was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Josephine and Betty. A private family interment will take place at Humesville Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. In memory of Russ, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund or Cancer Society.
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BAUCHE: Lorraine (Lainy), 73 years old, beloved wife of Joe Bauche, mother of Daniel (Sandra) Bauche, Diane (Larry) Winters, Denise (Michael) Robson, grandmother of Heather (Wayne) and Jonathon, great- grandmother of Kenzie, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Private graveside funeral service will be held at the Deleau Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Lainy, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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ROSS-HARMS: Carol Ross- Harms was born November 17, 1952 in Souris, Manitoba to her wonderful parents Cecil and Mary Ross. She passed away on February 10, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will live on in the memory of and continue to inspire her loving partner and spouse Nelson Ross-Harms; her three sons, their spouses and her grandchildren: Cris, Tara, Chloe and Lily; Shawn and Arija; Wade, Erin, Cameron and Liam; and her adopted families Augusto, Adriana and Lucianna; and Javier, Cristinna, Juanita and Isabella; her dad Cecil Ross; her brother Bruce Ross, his wife Vanessa and their children Andrew, Aisha, Stevie and Jared. Carol was a loving inspirational person for all of us who knew her well and for anyone who interacted with her. Carol was a talented and devoted musician and she inspired her family (both home and abroad) students and friends over many years of teaching. Carol was actively and passionately involved with the Souris Arts Council, Souris Multicultural Society and the Souris Beautification Committee. As a family we would like to recognize and thank all the institutions, organizations and friends who have supported us over the long years of Carols illness. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to: Dr. Cram: Brandon Cancer Care (Dr. Duploy, Dr. Mollar and all the nurses and staff); the Souris Hospital with its compassionate caring nursing team; and the numerous friends (too many to list by name) who have supported us during our time of loss. We would also like to recognize and thank Rev. Wendy Rankin and her partner Ron Friesen for their loving and compassionate attention. In memory of Carol charities and organizations that we have chosen to support are; Souris Arts Council, Souris and Glenwood Multi-Cultural Organization or the Souris Hospital.
Thank you so much,Nelson Ross-Harms and family
PRINGLE: Donald (Don) G. Pringle, 60, of Sandy Lake, Manitoba, passed away suddenly January 15, 2013 while at his cottage. Don is lovingly remembered by his wife Geri, their children Lindsey Pringle (Grant), Allana (Shane) Black, Skip Pringle. Grandchildren Mary Pringle, Dayton, Kyra, Danica, Kypling, and Beckett Black and grandson Brody Lawson. Don also leaves to mourn his mother Annie Pringle, siblings Gary (Linda) Pringle, Verna (Clayton) Chrest, Betty (Jim) Mickleberry, Dorothy, Bev (Dave Irwin), Kathy (Larry) Ring. Mother-in-law Lillian Frazer, in-laws Debbie (Ed) Rode, Diane (Jack) Truscott, Glenda (Danny) Johnstone, Ken (Lisa) Frazer, Chris (Dave McMillen) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father Bill, brothers Jim, Ross, Bob, Bill, Russ and sisters Doreen, Willene, Norma, Muriel, and father-in-law Frank Frazer. Don was born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan on February 2, 1952. He grew up in Carnduff, Saskatchewan where he spent his youth playing ball, hockey and living life to the fullest with many lifelong friends. He spent countless enjoyable hour's playing old timers ball, mixed fast pitch ball, and golfing; all in his barefeet. Don will always be remembered as a true, loyal and fun loving friend. He was a kind, patient, positive and hardworking person who was selfless in everything that he did. No matter what his plans were, if he heard of a need he would drop what he was doing and lend a hand. Don was always willing to take on a new challenge and poured his whole heart into it. He was always took an active role in his children's lives through coaching, driving, doing homework, cheering, and helping in any way he could. He could invent countless hours of entertainment for them, like shredding paper to fill half the basement and letting them play in it, with never a concern for the mess to clean up. But Don shone his brightest when he was with his grandchildren. They filled him with immense joy and pride. He could sit for hours and teach them something new, be it a puzzle, games, how to iron his shirts, or how to help with the latest building project. The grandchildren were allowed to try everything. He loved cuddling, boating, playing, skidooing or anything else they wanted to do, and they will cherish these memories for a lifetime. Don retired from Westoba Credit Union in March of 2012, after spending 40 years in the Credit Union System, where he was a well liked and respected member of the team. Many long hours were dedicated to his profession and he cared deeply for co-workers and members alike and always looked out for the underdog. A celebration of his life was held on January 19, 2013 at Central United Church in Brandon, Manitoba.
MYRAN: Kenneth Donnavan Myran of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Kenneth grew up in Long Plains, until he attended Portage Residential School. Not long after that he was relocated to Birdtail Sioux. As an adult he worked long hard hours as a heavy equipment operator. Kenneth married his first wife and had five beautiful children, Joyce, Dwayne, Brenda, Anita and Roxanne. He remarried in 1977, to Carol Yvonne Sinclair, and they were happily married for 35 years. They adopted a beautiful baby girl Kendra, and had two handsome sons of their own, Scott and Kerry. Towards the end of his life, Kenneth fought a long hard battle with Alzheimers, while residing at Rideau Park. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Carol, sister-in-law Brenda (Gary,) brothers Jack, Phillip and Richard, sisters Margaret, Gladys (Ted,) daughters Joyce (Robert,) Brenda (Thomas,) Anita and Kendra, sons Scott, Kerry and daughters-in-law Candace and Rita, as well as 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents Albert and Mary, brother, Clifferd, sisters Verna, Vera, Alice and his daughter Roxanne. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kenneth may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9.
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MINARY: Donna, 76 years old, beloved mother of Darwyn, Darla and Bradley, died in the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, March 1, 2013. Funeral arrangements are pending. In memory of Donna, donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made www.kowalchuks.net
JAMES ALLEN MASTERSBorn in 1940, James grew into a natural creater of things. Along with a passion for model building, James became a professional tradesman under the guidence of a blacksmith/ welder. James also had a passion for carving. Starting with a variety of types of split logs, James made a series of relief carvings then his interest turned to carving full 3 D birds of prey. During his years in the trades, thousands of passtime hours were spent working on some of the birds that are currently on exipition(until March 8) at the Art Galery of Southwestern Manitoba. James quietly pass away February 26 in Minnedosa hospital, afflicted by an inoperable brain tumor. James was predeceased by his parents Jack and Gladys (Neepawa) and four brothers Fred (Williams Lake), Wayne (Neepawa), Ray (Thompson), Bill (Minnedosa). He is survived by brothers Robert (Moose Jaw), Doug (Brandon), and a sister Bev (Palacios, Texas), 4 Sister in laws, many nephews, neices and their children and grandchildren. A private family memoral service and internment will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to, may donate to Cancer Research in his name.
HRANKOWSKI: Matthew Dmetro Hrankowski of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Matthew was born on October 26, 1923 in Rossburn, MB. He took his schooling at the Hranko School in Rossburn. Matthew farmed in Rossburn until he sold the farm and moved to Brandon. He worked as a welder in Brandon and also in lumber camps in Ontario, and as a supervisor and carpenter at Base Maintenance at Shilo Base, where he retired from in 1988. Matthew enjoyed numerous projects around the home and cabin, as well as gardening and having coffee with other seniors at various restaurants. He is survived by his wife, Anne (née Smith) of Brandon, MB; daughters Linda (Ken) Epp of Minnedosa, MB; Debbie (Ken) Stevenson of Brandon, MB; grandchildren Thomas Norquay of Winnipeg, MB, Stacy (Josh) Tondevold of Cardston, AB, David, Lauren and Lindsay Stevenson all of Brandon, MB; sisters Steffanie Henrickson of Oakville, ON and Adeline Russell of Victoria, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, Kornel and Mary (née Berehulka) Hrankowski, brothers Adolphe, Lawrence (Lorne) Hrankowski, sisters Mildred Hrankowski and Lucy Gallarneau. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on March 1, 2013 with Fr. Jorge Mante officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the doctors, nurses, sitters and aides on ward 400 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, also to Dr. Groves, Fr. Jorge Mante and to the staff and caterers at Brockie Donovan. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Matthew may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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HOWDEN: Dorothy May Howden, age 85, beloved wife of the late Allan Howden died February 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday March 6, 2013 at the Harvest Community Centre in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6 or the Salvation Army; 510-6th St. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 3N9.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home, 204-747-2088.
CHARLES:Paul Leon, 73 years old, beloved husband of the late Carolyn Charles, father of Roxanne, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Grande Clairiere Cemetery in the spring of 2013. In memory of Paul, donation may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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DUNCAN: Delbert Del Reid It is with great sadness that the family of Delbert Del Reid Duncan announces his sudden passing in Carberry, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Born March 3, 1944 in Reston, Del was the eldest son of Claude and Margaret Iva Duncan. He worked for the Bank of Montreal for 22 years in numerous locations before he met and married Darlene Bailey on June 2, 1979. They lived in Thunder Bay, Thompson, Morden and Carberry where he began his long career with Westoba Credit Union. He was a member and a volunteer with community organizations. He enjoyed curling, golfing and traveling. Del was predeceased by his parents Claude Duncan in 1978 and Iva Duncan in 2005. He is survived by his loving wife Darlene; his daughters Sarah and Erin Duncan. He also leaves behind two brothers Duane (Doris) Duncan, Glen (Tracey) Duncan; sister Laura (Roy) Osterbeck; sister-in-law Lorrie (Colin) Snelgrove; nephews Sean Duncan, Stacey (Melissa) Duncan, Ian (Deanna) Osterbeck, and Michael Duncan; nieces Janet Osterbeck, Nancy (Rick) Burns, Cathy Snelgrove, and Penny (Iain) Riffel as well as great nephews and nieces. The Memorial Service to celebrate Dels life was held at Carberry United Church on Tuesday, February 26. A private family interment was held prior to the service. Rev. Minho Yoo officiated and Cathy Snelgrove gave the eulogy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Prostate Cancer Canada or a charity of choice. Whites Funeral Home, Carberry in care of arrangements.
GARVIN: John Walter Garvin, age 80, died February 26, 2013 at Souris Hospital, Souris, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday March 5, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Del-Win Cemetery Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of John may be made to thte Heart and Stroke Foiundation; 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6 or a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home, 204- 747-2088.
WILLIAMS: Gladys Williams, age 91, beloved wife of the late Clifford Williams died on February 24, 2013 at Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Monday March 4, 2013 at St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith's Funeral Home, 204-747-2088.
VAUGHAN: Darrell Victor Vaughan passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Brandon, Manitoba. Darrell was born on October 20, 1969 in Erickson. He was born with a condition known as Spina bifida and so was quickly transferred to Childrens Hospital in Winnipeg. Over the years there would be many more trips to Childrens Hospital and to the Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children. Still Darrell managed to have a fairly normal life having fun with his siblings on the family farm. Out of the six Vaughan children, Darrell was the one with the best smile and the most contagious laugh, traits he shared with anyone who came in contact with him. Darrell completed his schooling in nearby Erickson, graduating in 1989. Darrell eventually moved to Brandon where he completed a practicum in Business Education at Cambrian Business College in 1992. His independence and ability to contribute to his community were very important to Darrell and so he gave almost 20 years volunteering at Brandons YMCA. There he met and touched the lives of numerous people. Darrells favorite activities included spending time with friends, listening to country music and reading. Darrell was still a teenager when he became an uncle, a title which he held in the utmost of importance. Each and every one of his nephews, nieces and great- nieces held a special place in the heart of Uncle Darrell and he felt the loss deeply of his first great-nephew, Matthew Benoit (November 2005). Left to mourn the passing of Darrell are his parents, Wilfred and Veronica Vaughan of Erickson and his five siblings, brother Donald (Donna) of Erickson and their sons Derrick (Natalie) and Devin of Minnedosa and Devins special friend Nicky Fayant of Brandon; sister, Darlene (Stafford) Shewchuk and their three children, Corinne (Steven) Benoit, girls Jada and Jessica of Brandon, Jennifer (Richard) Brown, girls Hanna and Taylor of Rivers and Stephan Shewchuk and special friend Michelle Truijen of Brandon; sister Della (Steven) Friesen and their daughters Mikaela and Renée of Morden; brother Darrin and his partner Sherri Theis of Medicine Hat; and sister, Daidre (Ian) Gent and their children Kendall and Madeline of Calgary, Alberta. Darrell is also survived by his aunts and numerous cousins. Also left to feel the void of Darrells passing are his many friends. These friends held a special place in Darrells heart and so will continue to hold a special place in the hearts of family. Darrell was predeceased by his grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, one cousin and a great-nephew. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on February 22, 2013. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in Darrells memory may be made to the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities.
We miss you Darrell.Rest in peace.
STOREY: Lorna Margaret Storey, beloved wife of Don and dear mother of Christopher, Drew and Sarah passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Ceremony to Celebrate Lornas Life will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Judy Limpright will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Lorna to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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