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FALCONER: Aileen Mae Falconer (nee Casselman) passed away peacefully with family at her side at Delwynda Court PCH, in Deloraine on Friday, August 16, 2014. She was 105 years young. Aileen was born August 6, 1909 to Stephen and Tillie Casselman. She had a busy childhood caring for, playing and working with 10 siblings. She attended Lauder school from 1916-1928, then graduated from Normal school in Winnipeg in 1929. She taught for fifteen years in various schools: Pilot Mound, Purple Hill, Copperfield, Medora and Elgin. Aileen married Jim Falconer on August 24, 1944 at the Casselman Farm. They lived happily in Deloraine. Jim owned the insurance business and Aileen was an efficient housewife and community volunteer. The Eastern Star, Deloraine Legion, and Deloraine United Church gained a willing worker. One example of her dedication was teaching Sunday school for twenty six years. Jim and Aileen enjoyed curling, they were both members of the Deloraine Curling Club, she curled well into her 80’s. The Falconers had great pride in their quaint brick home, everything was in its place. Family and friends were always welcomed. Many gatherings and holidays happened to be celebrated on Lake Street. Auntie Aileen we will always remember your great determination and independence. One hundred and five years is no easy feat. You are remarkable, your intelligence and keen observation sense, youthfulness and hard work made you a very special lady. Aileen is survived by sister Mime Westcott and brother Harold Casselman and may numerous nieces and nephews and their families. We are so privileged to have had you in our lives. Many thanks to Dr. Brackenreed and the wonderful staff at Delwynda Court for the excellent care Aileen received, to Paul Smith of Smith Funeral Home and Rev. Allan Gairns for the beautiful service. Thank you to the Legion ladies for the delicious lunch following the service. In memory of Aileen donations may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Box 447, Deloraine, Manitoba, R0M 0M0.
Rest in Peace, dear Auntie Aileen! XOXOSmith Funeral Home 204-747-2088
DEGROOT: Allan John Degroot of Brandon, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on August 17, 2014 at the Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Karren, daughters Shaunna (Cornell), Wendy (David), son Michael, grandchildren Jonathan, Samaira, Brian, Lisa, and great-grandchildren Teyla, Aiden, Damon and Danika. He also leaves a sister, Teresa (Ken) Thompson and family. Cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CUVELIER: Ghislena Maria “Hazel” Cuvelier, beloved wife of Dan Cuvelier, mom to Glenn, Dennis, Mel, Ken, Brian, Wayne, Jeff, Judy, Carolyn and Chris, died peacefully on August 21, 2014 at the Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 91. Mass will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the St. Felix de Valois Catholic Church in Dunrea, Manitoba at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at the Killarney Cemetery in Killarney, Manitoba following the service. Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to the St. Felix de Valois Catholic Church, Box 57, Dunrea, MB, R0K 0S0, or to Bayside Personal Care Home, Box 5000, Killarney, MB, R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service(204) 523-7791
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CLUNEY: Eileen Isobel Cluney of Alexander, MB, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2014 in Rivers, MB, with her devoted husband of 59 years, William (Bert) sitting beside her. She is survived by her husband, her loving children Elizabeth, David, Mary and Patrick as well as eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Daniel. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tarbolton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rivers Health Care Centre “Palliative Care,” Box 428, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0.
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BINDA: It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Frank Binda, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the age of 75. Frank was born on May 7th, 1939, to Giuseppe (Joe) and Rosa Binda. At a young age, his family moved to Lac du Bonnet, when he met the love of his life, Judy. They were married June 25th, 1960. At the age of 16 he started his first job as a mechanic, which became his true passion in life. He worked at Champagne's Garage and Lavoie Motors until an opportunity at the Department of Highways brought his family to Brandon. He would later obtain his teaching degree and would lend others his knowledge by teaching Heavy Duty Mechanics at ACC, where he taught until retirement at age 55. Frank was a man who loved and lived life in a big way. Nothing brought greater joy to Frank than spending time with family and friends. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 54 years, Judy, daughter Donna MacGranachan (Alec) and children Brendan and Shayne, son Danny Binda (Cathy) and children Izabella and Carter. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Edie Bryk of Lac du Bonnet and Sara Binda of Calgary, plus many other relatives in Italy. Frank was predeceased by his parents, brother Louis, in-laws, Theresa, John, Gail, Leo and Tony. Memorial service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel. Interment to follow at the Lac du Bonnet cemetery. Donations in memory of Frank may be made to The Cardiovascular Research Fund (Asper Centre), C1026 - 409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, R2H 2A6.
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COOK: Barbara Ann Cook beloved wife of Ken Cook passed away on August 19, 2014 at the age of 50 years at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, MB. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Minnedosa, MB with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will take place at in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in Barb’s memory may be made to the Minnedosa Palliative Care Service.
Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868
SHURVELL: Garry Wayne Shurvell. Beloved husband of Linda, father to Danielle, Garry, grandfather to Gage, passed away in Brandon, MB at the Assiniboine Center on August 15, 2014 at the age of 78. All are welcome to join the family at the graveside service at Greenwoods Cemetery located in Harding, MB, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. Following the service will be a celebration of Wayne’s life at the East End Community Center at 1:00 p.m. Complete obituary to follow.
GOOD: Helen, beloved wife of the late William Good, mother of Bill and Barb, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the age of 97 years. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Helen, donations may be made to Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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WEBBER: Claribel Louise, beloved wife of the late Harry R. Webber and dear mom to John and Don, passed away peacefully on her 98th birthday at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. A service to celebrate Claribel’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Claribel may be made to the Central United Church building fund, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3X5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DAVIS: Florence Mae Davis passed on at Rideau Park in Brandon. Florence was born in Moorepark on August 2, 1919 and passed on August 17, 2014. Florence led a full life and leaves a daughter Marjorie Maxwell, daughters-in-law Beth Davis and Margaret Schamp and many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great- great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, who will miss her dearly. Florence was predeceased by two sons, Ralph William Davis and David Vyse Davis and a daughter Margaret Christine Campbell. Florence enjoyed many years of employment at the Brandon Mental Hospital. After retirement she had more time to enjoy traveling with her great circle of friends and they traveled to Japan, Hawaii, Cuba and other exciting destinations. She enjoyed gardening, baking, needle work and especially spending time with family and friends. The family greatly appreciate the wonderful care she received at Rideau Park where Florence was able to maintain her independence. Donations in memory of Florence can be of choice, flowers gratefully declined. Funeral service at Brockie Donovan Chapel, Thursday, August 21 at 1 p.m.
DAVIS: Florence Mae Davis, August 2, 1919 - August 17, 2014 passed away at Rideau Park in Brandon, Manitoba. A celebration of life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Complete obituary will follow.
DAVIS: Florence Mae Davis, August 2, 1919 - August 17, 2014 passed away at Rideau Park in Brandon, Manitoba. A celebration of life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Complete obituary will follow.
TOCHER: Eleanor Anne Tocher (nee Johnson) of Strathclair, MB passed away at the Shoal Lake – Strathclair Health Center on July 31, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Eleanor was born to Oli and Catherine Johnson in Pine Creek, MB on March 22, 1939. She grew up with her many brothers and sisters at the family farm near Amaranth, MB. At the age of 15, Eleanor left home to continue her education in Winnipeg and begin the next chapter of her life. In 1965, Eleanor met Barry Tocher while working at Sherwin Williams, and they started their adventure together by combining their 2 families. In 1966, they purchased a new Ford Falcon and moved to Hudson Hope, BC to raise their family. Barry, Eleanor and kids returned to Manitoba in 1967 to live the good life on the farm they purchased. Eleanor spent countless hours behind the wheel of a tractor, combine or truck on the farm while still managing to run a household full of kids and pets. Eleanor and Barry worked side by side for many years at the Strathclair Auction Mart until their retirement. Mom loved her community and spent many hours visiting friends or volunteering with the Strathclair Drama Club. Most of the last 22 winters were spent travelling throughout the southwest United States and enjoying their sunny home and special friends in Apache Junction, Arizona. Her love to travel, reading, poetry and music was evident in her later years and she was very fortunate and grateful to be able to enjoy these things. Eleanor was very giving and loving and surrounded herself with her family at every opportunity. Her many grandchildren and great grandchildren were treated to many visits and got to know the fun and witty side of grandma. The last chapter of Mom’s life was spent in the care of her husband, many dear friends, and family for which she expressed sincere gratitude. She took advantage of her remaining time to renew acquaintances and left this world with no regrets. Mom was comforted in the knowledge that she would be joining her departed friends, family and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven. Eleanor was predeceased by son Gordon Tocher, sister Elaine Johnson and her parents Oli and Catherine Johnson. She is survived by her husband Barry; daughters: Joanne (Jerome) Cohen of Stead MB; sons: Darrell (Diane) Tocher of Brandon, Murray Tocher of McCreary, Casey (Wendy) Tocher of Minnedosa, Dorcie Benn of Salmon Arm, BC, Kim (Gilbert) Bissett of Nampa, AB; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers: David Johnson of Surrey, BC, John (Lorraine) Johnson of Winnipeg, MB, Ken (Grace) Johnson of Amaranth, MB, Paul (Sharon) Johnson of Langruth, MB; sisters: Trudy (Paul) Johnson of Winnipeg, MB, Christine Mooney of Winnipeg, MB, Rhonda O’Neil of Winnipeg, MB, Sharon (Dale) Cooper of Winnipeg, MB, Liz (Pic) Boiteau of Lac du Bonnet, MB, Linda (Roy) Johnson of Winnipeg, MB; brother-in-law, Colin Tocher of Winnipeg and sisters-in-law, Iris Magura and Katie Tocher of Winnipeg. A private family internment was held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Strathclair Cemetery.
SMITH: Robert "Bob" George. It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather "Papa" on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at his residence. Bob was born on August 28, 1950 in Manitou, Manitoba. He was the second eldest of eight children in his family of three girls and five boys to parents Dorothy and Ray Smith. They were raised by their mother who taught values, respect and politeness to them all. He attended school in several towns in Manitoba including Brandon as well as in Saskatchewan, the last being in Yorkton. Bob moved to Brandon in August of 1968 in search of work. He had several jobs in his first years including working on the Railroad, a tow truck driver for Western Motors, delivering furniture for P.A. Kennedy, roofing for Wheat City Roofing and making panels for Behlen Industries. Bob started working for Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) in February, 1980. For the past thirty-four years Bob worked on the grounds crew and trades pool, first at the Brandon Mental Health Centre until it's closure, and then at 1129 Queens Avenue where he was working at the time of his death. When Bob came to Brandon he met Joan Simpson on a blind date who became his wife on September 18, 1971. Together they had three children: Robbie who died at five years of age, Angela and Michael. Bob and Joan lived in Brandon for twenty-eight years raising their children and then moved to an acreage north of Alexander, where they have lived ever since. On November 14, 2011, they were blessed with the birth of their beautiful granddaughter Kaiya Smith who was the joy of Bob's life. He enjoyed spending time with his family whom he loved and was very proud of. As a security officer for Paladin Security (formerly OBO) at the Wheat Kings Games and the Winter Fair, Bob met several new friends and always had a friendly smile and kind word for all he met. His love of horses was very evident working with his own five horses and riding or driving his team doing weddings, sleigh rides and parades. Being a member of the Queen's Cowboys for a while, Bob enjoyed taking part in re-enacting history of the RCMP history from the 1800's. He belonged to the Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen and on the 100th anniversary of the parent group Bob took Joan to England where he participated in the dismounted parade at Guild Hall. Following, they travelled to Scotland to visit family for two weeks. Bob played the bag pipes with the 26th Field Regiment Pipe Band in the early years in Brandon and enjoyed his trip to Scotland very much. He was an active member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club Unit 10 where he made more friends. For thirty years Bob enjoyed 5-pin bowling that took him to Ottawa to play in the Nationals in 1995. What a thrill! It was always something he wanted to do. Woodworking was a favorite pastime making retirement buffalo's for co-workers. Bob is survived by his wife of forty-three years Joan, daughter Angie, son Mike and partner Tara Drebit and his granddaughter Kaiya Smith. A sister Barbara (Tim) George of BC, brothers Jim of Brandon, Ray (Sherrie), Brian (Elaine) and Doug, all of BC as well as extended family members. Bob was predeceased by his son Robbie, infant sister Nancy and sister June, parents Dorothy and Ray Smith and in-laws George and Margaret Simpson as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bob's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, August 8, 2014 with Rev. Barbara Jardine officiating and eulogy given by Frank Green. Pallbearers were John Green, Frank Green, Brenden Jones, Tegan Jones, Jim Snow, Darrell Ewasiuk, Roy Gibbons and Mike Gerritzen. Honour Guard from the A.N.A.F. Veterans Club Unit 10. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon MB, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of one's choice. Joan and family would like to extend many thanks to all their family and friends for their many acts of kindness and support during the sudden loss of their husband, father, grandfather "Papa", brother and uncle. Thank you to family friends and neighbours for the flowers and food and a huge thank you to the A.N.A.F. Veterans for the Honour Guard, the Ladies Auxiliary for a beautiful lunch and for the use of the club rooms for the lunch. A special thank you to Rev. Barbara Jardine for the beautiful service, Frank Green for the Eulogy, Craig Hayward and Vern Schneider of Memories Chapel. Also to Dexter of Kowalchuk's Funeral Home of Souris and Constable Joe M. Jardine of the RCMP Brandon Detachment. Also a special thank you to Dr. Nagy Wasef of Souris.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
Always Loved, Never Forgotten.
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