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CLAEYS: The death of Camiel Claeys, age 75 years, beloved husband of Jean, occurred peacefully at his residence in Brandon on Monday, January 6, 2014. Cremation has taken place. As per Camiel’s wishes no ceremony will be held.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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CAMPBELL: Dorothy Eleanor Campbell; beloved wife of the late George Campbell; mother of Janice, Lyle (Nancy), and the late Ken and Ron; passed away at home, Hamiota, MB on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 88 years of age. A service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be announced in the Spring 2014. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 – 824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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BURNETT: Ronald John “Jack” Burnett, of Riverheights Terrace and formerly of Binscarth passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Born September 30, 1926 in the R.M. of Brenda, Jack lived on the family farm until 1933 when the family moved to a farm north of Binscarth. He started his schooling at Purple Hill School, then finished his schooling at Binscarth School. Jack farmed with his father, and then spent eight months in the Ninette Sanatorium with tuberculosis, then farmed alone and finally with his son Ken, whom he sold the farm to in 1989. After farming, Jack worked as a crop adjuster and finally for Manitoba Indian Agriculture. He also sold geothermal furnaces. He built a house in Binscarth and the family moved into town during the fall of 1989. Always one to keep busy, Jack belonged to the Binscarth Curling Club and the Binscarth and Birtle Golf Clubs. He was a member of the Binscarth Knox United Church where he was an elder and member of the property committee. Jack was also the local secretary for Manitoba Pool Elevators. As a youth, Jack was a member of 4H and Air Cadets. Jack played hockey at Binscarth and Foxwarren and was a long time curler. Later in life, he enjoyed golfing and appreciated the many friends and acquaintances he made and met through curling and golf. Jack married Margaret Allerton in 1957 and they were blessed with three children; Bruce, Ken and Sheila. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, sons Bruce (Heather), Ken (Deb) and daughter Sheila; grandchildren: Alexandra, Laura and Brody Burnett, Rachael Patterson; sisters Eva (Cliff) Tetzlaff and Elnore (Gary) Goral; sisters-in-law Eva (Cliff) Taylor as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Ethel Burnett (Phizacklea) in 1987, father William Burnett in 1991, brothers George in 1923 and Melvin in 1979 and sister Helen Hagglund in 1986. A graveside ceremony will be held at a later date at the Binscarth Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8 – 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0P6 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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BROWN: John “Allan” Brown died peacefully at his residence in Brandon on Monday, December 30, 2013. Born April 14, 1926 at Brandon, MB, Allan was the youngest of four sons of Robert Petrie Brown and Jean Murray. Allan was predeceased by his father Robert, mother Jean, an infant brother Robert, brothers Marshall and James, brothers-in-law Ben Wilson, Hugh, Robert and Tom Templeton as well as sister-in-law Elsie Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Florence, his daughter Linda Creighton, and son Robert “Bob” and his wife Sandy, his grandchildren Riley, Tyler and Brett Creighton and Allan “Ali” Brown, sisters- in-law Estella Brown, Margaret, Gertie and Olive Templeton as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Allan grew up in Griswold, Manitoba until the age of three when the family moved to Glencarnock Stock Farm in the rural municipality of Cornwallis, Brandon, MB, his residence until his passing. Allan attended Cornwallis School and attained his grade 11 at Brandon College Institute. At this time he worked on the farm alongside his father and brothers. In later years, Allan farmed with brother Marshall and son Bob in the dairy, beef and grain industry. It was in the early 1950s that Allan met Florence Milne at a hockey game in the old Wheat City Arena. They were married November 6, 1954 in Brandon’s St. Paul’s United Church, now Central United. Allan and Florence raised two children, Linda and Bob. They were always out at the barn with their dad helping do chores and playing with the numerous cats and family dogs that Allan loved so dearly. Every one of those animals was his friend. Many times the family went on snowmobile outings as well as Sunday trips in the summer to the north shore of Clear Lake to swim, boat and ski with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing excursions with his brothers, relatives and neighbours. Before and after all the fun was had on these special times, work on the farm was always there. His dry, witty sense of humour, his love of garlic and his passion for Kraft Russian salad dressing will be fondly remembered. Allan’s holidays were few and far between but after a lot of convincing he travelled with Florence to Fort McMurray, Alberta for moose hunting with relatives and friends. These were some of Allan’s times out with nature. Allan faithfully followed the Brandon Wheat Kings, attending the games with his family or later on tuning into the action on the radio. His love for country and old time music was always apparent as he listened to CKLQ in the barn milking cows or in his easy chair on Sunday evenings. Allan lived a full life the way he wanted it to be; on the farm with his wife and family by his side. The Ceremony to Celebrate Allan’s Life was held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Central United Church with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Riley, Tyler, Brett and Allan, nephew Jim Brown and family friend Gregg Lacey. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Allan may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105, 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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BROWN: Connie (Constance Myrtle) Brown of Monterey Estates and formally of Carroll, Manitoba, beloved wife to the late Norman Brown, and dear mother to Marilyn Williams and the late Diane Doyle, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, December 16, 2013. Mom was born in Stavely, Alberta on February 14, 1922. She was the second youngest of Joseph and Ada Brown’s eleven children. She attended school in Stavely and Plum Coulee. After graduation, she took a business course in Calgary and upon completion worked at banks in Stavely and Vulcan. Mom met a young Airman, Norm Brown, who was stationed at the Claresholm Air Base. Mom and Dad were later married in Stavely on December 22, 1944. They lived in Claresholm and then after dad was discharged, they moved to mom’s family farm, where they helped her dad until her brothers got home from the war. In 1949, mom and dad moved to Carroll, where they farmed for the next twenty three years. During their life on the farm mom helped dad; she always had a huge garden and loved her flowers and yard. Mom was a great seamstress, she only needed to see a picture or the piece of clothing and she would put a pattern together and sew it. Given her passion for sewing, she volunteered to teach sewing for the Carroll 4-H Club for many years. Mom also enjoyed curling, she curled for many years while they lived in Carroll. In 1968, mom and dad moved to Brandon. Again mom spent many hours in their yard, putting her love of flowers to work and enjoyed her time sewing or knitting, especially when her great-grandchildren came along… sewing cherished blankets and pyjamas, to fixing anything that needed a little repair. Mom and dad also enjoyed many years of golfing, camping and following the horse races, where evenings were spent around the campfires enjoying the company of friends, family and music. In October of 1999, mom and dad moved to Monterey Estates where they enjoyed lots of friendships over coffee, cribbage and other community activities. Mom leaves behind her loving daughter Marilyn Williams (Don Jessiman), her children Michele Williams and Dionne Williams, her children Kai and Kali Boyko; son-in-law Dell Doyle and children Shawna (Sean) Gustafson, their children Gabrielle, Rowan and Elise; Slade (Hannah) Doyle, their children Alexandra, Samantha and Annabelle; Dari Doyle and her children Carter and Payton Murray. A sister Eva Wendleboe and brother Hugh Brown also survive. Interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens preceded the Ceremony to celebrate Connie’s life which was held at Monterey Estates Community Centre on Saturday, December 28, 2013 with Bishop Bruce Palmer and Mr. Lyall Smith, of the Church of Latter Day Saints officiating. Family and friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Connie may do so to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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LOEWEN: It is with sadness the family of Henry D. Loewen, age 87 years, announces that his death occurred on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born on March 15, 1926 at Siberia, Russia, Henry immigrated to Canada with his family as an infant. They settled in Foxwarren, Manitoba, later moving to the Brookdale area. Henry was a farmer in the Derry District and his last farm was in the Brookdale area. Many students fondly remember him as their bus driver; he drove for more than 20 years for the Beautiful Plains School Division. Henry was very involved in his community and was a member of the Justice Mennonite Brethren Church. He was also a Gideon Member for over 25 years and served with the Canadian Revival Fellowship Centre. In his spare time Henry loved woodworking and carpentry work. Henry will be lovingly remembered by his children: Hank (Grace) Loewen, Ed (Edna) Loewen, Elaine (Brien) Powles, Dave (Donna) Loewen, Ken (Geneane) Loewen, Irv Loewen, Betty (Fokko) Buurma, his twenty three grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and three sisters as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Katherine, parents David and Anna Loewen, two brothers and three sisters. The Funeral Service took place at the Justice Mennonite Brethren Church on Friday, January 3, 2014. Pastor Gerry Harms officiated. Pallbearers were Travis Loewen, Jason Loewen, Trevor Loewen, Curtis Loewen, Matthew Loewen, and Thomas Buurma. Interment took place at Sparling Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Henry may be made to The Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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LUCAS: David Richard Lucas of Sprucewoods passed away at his residence on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Dave was born in Wilcox, Saskatchewan on August 16, 1933, the son of John and Rosalina Lucas. Dave served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 38 years, settling in Sprucewoods on his retirement. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Canada. Dave is survived by his daughter Susan Banks and granddaughters Melissa and Jennifer as well as numerous relatives. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley in 2004. A graveside ceremony will be held in the Veterans section of the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Padre Albert Lee, of C.F.B. Shilo, former chaplain to 11 Field Artillery Regiment will officiate. The graveside will be followed by a gathering at the Sprucewoods Community Hall to remember and celebrate Dave’s life from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Dave may be made to the Ducks Unlimited of Canada, #2 - 545 Conservation Drive, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7L8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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MANLEY: Isabel Maitland Manley, beloved wife of the late James Manley passed away on December 29, 2013 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 97 years. Born the oldest of six children on October 27,1916 to William and Mary Ann (Minnie) (Abel) Lochhead. She married James Manley on July 6, 1939 and lived in the Basswood District all her life until retiring to Minnedosa in 1971. She was an active member and took part in many clubs: Newdale Ravens Glen, Cadurcis U.C.W., Basswood W.I., Hospital Aid and Curling Club and the Minnedosa Senior Drop In Centre. Isabel & Jim traveled many times to Toronto and Edmonton to visit Doreen and her family. In 1972 they made a memorable bus tour to the Maritimes and made many trips west to visit family. She enjoyed picking berries, gardening and never sat down without a pair of knitting needles in her hands. She knit over 100 afghans for family and friends and many baby outfits for new born. Her great grandchildren called her “peppermint grandma” as she always had a treat for them. She moved to the Town View Manor in 2010 and to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home in December 2012. Isabel was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Jim, sons -in-law Ken Laming and Bill McKenzie. Grandson Duane Rapley and sisters Wilena Soder, Jean (Bill) McDonald, and two brothers Bob and John Lochhead, sister-in-laws Margaret (Jack) Abel, Ethel (Jim) Brown, Mary (Jack) Pargeter, Vila Manley and brothers- in-law Alvin Manley and George McMillan. She is survived by two daughters Margaret (Bruce) Rapley of Minnedosa and Doreen McKenzie of Edmonton. Six grandchildren John Mckenzie of Edmonton, Tammy (John) Bekeris of St. Claude, Alvin (Joan) Rapley and Susan (Mark) Usick of Minnedosa, Sheldon (Amber) Rapley of Kenton and Teresa (Adam) Wozney of Minnedosa. Great grandchildren, Loren (Stefan) Sarah (Nattieu) and Kiva Bekeris, Alex (Rhea), Jordan and Jessica (Badar) Rapley, Amy (Colin), Ashley and Andrea Usick, Connor, Colton and Pyper Rapley, Mackenzie and Skylar Wozney. One sister Bernice McMillan, Sisters-in-law Doreen and Enid Lochhead and many nieces and nephews. Isabel was the last to carry the family name Manley since Jim’s family emigrated to the Newdale/Basswood District in 1878. Cremation has taken place and she will be buried at the Minnedosa Cemetery at a later date. Those who wish to make a donation in Isabel’s memory may consider the Minnedosa Personal Care Home, CNIB, or the charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
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NANKIVELL: Stanley Earl beloved husband of Lorraine, passed away after a brief illness on December 25th, 2013 at Hamiota Hospital, at the age of 78. Born November 8th, 1935 at Crandall, MB. Stan was the second youngest of seven born to William and Eileen (Watters) Nankivell. He received his schooling at Crandall and at a young age went to work for several farmers in the Crandall, Hamiota and Kenton area. He started to work for Lawlor and Strange in 1959 as a mechanic and then for Woodworth Dodge after it changed ownership. Altogether he worked there for 30 years. He married Lorraine Long of Crandall in 1962 and has lived in Kenton ever since, they raised a family of two - son Sheldon and daughter Heather. In 1980 he rented the Souter farm and began farming. In 1983 he bought the farm and in 1990 built a machinery repair shop and went into business full-time. Stan worked hard all his life. He got up early in the morning to repair tractors and in the afternoon combined. He and Lorraine were a team - she did the books and fetched the machinery parts while Stan did the repairs and worked the farm. He liked gardening until he got busy with the farm, loved camping with the children when they were younger and in later years with friends for a yearly trip to Lake of the Prairies. This year he was well enough to take the annual camping trip but they went to Killarney to explore a different area. Stan enjoyed many trips with friends and family, out west and to the States and also enjoyed two bus trips to Arizona and this past February to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. He knew everyone in the area as he fixed their machinery. He enjoyed curling, golfing, football, and hockey. He especially liked to follow his grandson’s hockey games. They were his pride and joy. Stan was predeceased by his son, Sheldon in 1989, parents William and Eileen Nankivell, brother Edwin, brothers-in-law, Ivan Lawrence, Frank Warren, sister- in-law Phyllis Nankivell, parents-in-law Walter and Vera Long. He will be remembered and sadly missed by his wife Lorraine of 51 years, daughter Heather (Bill Feschuk), grandsons Derek and Kyle. His sisters Lena Lawrence, Mary Warren, brothers, Lawrence (Dorothy Coupland), Cliff (Joanna), Dennis, brothers-in-law Doug (Darlene) Long and Wayne (Harolyn) Long, along with many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Stan’s life was held in Kenton Memorial Hall on Monday, December 30th, 2013 with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or a charity of one’s choice.
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PEAREN: In loving memory of Doraine Pearen beloved wife of the late Alfred Pearen died peacefully at the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home on January 8, 2014 at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Lauder United Church in Lauder, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Lauder Cemetery. Donations in memory of Doraine may be made to the Lauder Cemetery Fund.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Smith Funeral Home (204) 747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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ROWE:  Isabelle Grace (Renwick) Rowe passed away Sunday, October 27th at the age of 89 in Deloraine, MB. Isabelle was born at Wakopa, Manitoba on May 9, 1924 the 8th child of David & Grace Renwick. After schooling Isabelle worked as a telephone operator, then as an egg grader in Boissevain and Waskada.  In Waskada she met Russell Rowe and they married December 8, 1945. They celebrated 51 years before Russell passed away. During their early years they lived on the Rowe home farm near Waskada, then Elva and to Goodlands in 1960 where they resided until retirement to Deloraine in 1989. Russell and Isabelle were blessed with three children, Lynn, Wayne and Bryce. There was nothing more important to Isabelle than time spent with family and she left a legacy of generously sharing her renowned cooking abilities with friends and family. It was with great pride she began teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to bake or cook something they loved from Grandma’s recipe box.  Isabelle spent many years teaching 4-H and in her later years enjoyed crafting quilts either with the Goodlands’ Quilting ladies or on her own, trying many new knitting or quilting patterns.  She took great pride in being able to do these things in her own home up until the time of her passing.  Isabelle was predeceased by her husband Russell in 1997, daughter Lynn Bawtinhimer in 2010, sisters Laura Wall, Alice Jasper, Irene Bell, Jean Miller, Ina Toft and  brothers Keith and William Lorne, as well as Russell’s siblings. She is survived by her sons Wayne (Julie) Rowe, Christopher and McKenzie; Bryce (Laurie) Rowe, Bethany and Nevada; Lynn’s family Bill, Kim Bawtinhimer, Tara Besser (John Braun); and great-granddaughter’s Jaelynn & Ali Besser; her sister Ada (Scott) Meggison  and many nieces and nephews.  Isabelle was laid to rest at the Goodlands' Cemetery in a private graveside service on October 31, 2013 followed by a time of remembering and fellowship at Goodlands Community Hall. Special memories were shared by niece Linda Sprung and grandchildren Bethany and Christopher Rowe. Many thanks to Glen Whetter and the congregation of the Goodlands Fellowship Community Church for the wonderful service, as well as Paul Smith and staff of Smiths Funeral Homes of Deloraine as well as the many friends and family being their during our families’ loss. If friends so desire donations may be made in Isabelle’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 – 18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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SCHAFFER: Jason Stuart, loyal husband of Angela (Thompson) and loving father of Tyler and Ashley, passed away suddenly while assisting a customer on the TransCanada Hwy, on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the age of 39 years. Jason was born in Regina, SK on April 11, 1974 to Diane Nelson and Stuart Schaffer. Jason started his elementary school years in Regina, SK before the family relocated. He and his family, now including a sister, Natasha Schaffer, moved from Regina, SK to Swan River, MB. The family welcomed a brother and another son while living in Swan River, Jared Schaffer. Jason continued to attend elementary school and started middle school in Swan River before the family moved to Flin Flon, MB, where Jason graduated from high school in 1992 from Hapnot Collegiate. Shortly after graduation, Jason relocated to Brandon, MB which he called home for over 20 years. Not long after his move to Brandon, MB, Jason met Angela and they have been each other’s loves for over 20 years. In 1996, Jason became the proud father of a son, Tyler Jason Schaffer, on September 2, 1996. “Second tember,” Jason always called Tyler’s birthday every year. As a toddler, Tyler always told everyone his birthday was, “second tember” and the saying stuck for Jason. Then almost seven years after the arrival of Tyler, Jason was blessed a second time with a daughter, Ashley Jordyn Schaffer, (Beauty, as Jason called her all the time) on July 10, 2003. Jason was incredibly proud of each of his children; they meant the world to him. Providing and caring for his family was one of Jason’s top priorities, whether it was working long hours, making delicious meals, doing the laundry or cleaning the house. He was always there for all of us whenever we needed him, we never went without anything. While still living in Flin Flon, MB, Jason started his working career at the local Home Hardware when he was 15 years old. When Jason moved to Brandon, MB, he delivered building supplies for South End Lumber. Although Jason liked these jobs and always went above and beyond, his next job was his truest life’s passion, he started to work for Brandon Towing Service as a Tow Truck Operator. It takes a unique person to operate a tow truck and Jason was definitely one of these people who had towing in his blood. Jason worked for BTS for several years either as a full time or a part time operator. During his employment with BTS he achieved his class 1 license and started operating heavier tow trucks. While operating a tow truck part time, Jason started selling vehicles at Kelleher Ford as his full time employment, which he excelled at. He enjoyed selling vehicles and many months he would earn the spiff for exceeding the monthly sales goal. He was amazingly good at anything and everything he put his mind to. Jason made another career change and started with Jamieson & Judd Electrical, and continued to operate a heavy tow truck on a part time basis for All Rig Towing. He continued on with Jamieson & Judd for several years and became a Journeyman Construction Electrician, with a grade of 98%. If you knew Jason, you would know that 98% wasn’t quite good enough for him. He always strived for perfection, a trait that served him well. While still employed with Jamieson and Judd, Jason worked on the Royal Oak Inn expansion as well as numerous other electrical jobs in the area. Jason also managed several large construction projects, for his employers, such as the Brandon Hospital expansion for an electrical company based in Newfoundland named JS Murray Electric, and the construction of the PPCLI buildings in Shilo, MB for Park City Electric located in Brandon, MB. When Jason finished his employment in October 2004 in Shilo, MB, he was laid off. Jason took this opportunity and began to write a business plan to start his own towing company here in Brandon, MB. He spent several months preparing to start his own business, now known as Accel Towing and Transport Ltd. Jason successfully started this business with 2 trucks, a goose neck trailer, himself and support from Angela, and transformed it to the largest company of its kind in the Westman area, with approximately 20 trucks, trailers and 20 employees. Jason was a risk taker, a visionary, every risk he took paid off and every vision he had always came to life due to his perseverance. Failing was never an option for Jason, no matter what he did. Jason took much pride in the business he and Angela created. Customer service and exceeding the typical expectations of a towing company was extremely important to Jason. He was a true professional at everything he did. Spending time with his family was very important to Jason. He was a very busy guy, but he always made time for Angela, Tyler and Ashley. The family enjoyed travelling together and took many family vacations and created many memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. He also enjoyed taking Tyler on fishing trips to the Whiteshell area and creating a bond with his son. Jason enjoyed camping with his family in the summer, he was a fantastic camp cook; actually he was a fantastic cook all the time. Snowmobiling and quading were also activities Jason liked to entertain himself with. If it had a motor, burned fuel and was loud, he liked it. He also spent many hours working on his 1980 Camaro and 1979 Nova. The Demo Derby at the Manitoba Summer Fair was always great fun for Jason. Accel sponsored the event for the past several years and Jason loved to participate, pulling out all the smashed up cars at the end of the heats. He enjoyed creating things, from a new meal he had never made before, all the way to a successful business. Jason enjoyed making things work and was a lifelong learner, if he didn’t know how to do something or how something worked, he would teach himself. His ambition was contagious. Jason was a man that was larger than life. Even though his time with us was too short, he lived, experienced and achieved more than most do in a life time. If you knew Jason you had to know who Dusten Bittle was, and vice versa. For those of you who may not know, here are some sections of the eulogy Dusten wrote. “It is never easy to lose someone so close! Jason was my best friend. He was the brother I never had. Any time we took a trip somewhere together people would always ask, are you guys brothers? We’d look at each other and smile and say pretty much. This loss is particularly hard for me because I have known Jason for 15 years and watched him grow into the awesome guy I will forever remember. So I wonder how we are supposed to find peace and comfort in feeling this seemingly unbearable loss! All I can say is I’m glad to have taken the time to get to know you Jason you truly are the type of person you just don’t meet every day. You were awesome in every way imaginable. We were definitely like kids together.” Jason and Dusten had a friendship like no other. They were there for each other no matter what, it could have been to clear snow at the yard to electrical work in the barn, or just talking to each other, it didn’t matter what they were doing, and they were always up to something. They enjoyed being together, having snacks and having show and tell, as Jason and Dusten would call it. They truly were little boys at heart sometimes. Jason couldn’t have asked for a better friend, because he had one that he thought was perfect. Jason is survived by his wife of 20 years Angela (Thompson), son Tyler Schaffer, daughter Ashley Schaffer. Parents Diane Nelson and Stuart Schaffer (Jean Marino) of Winnipeg, MB. Sister Natasha Schaffer (Curtis Kalyta), nephew and niece Rylan and Laneya of St. Andrews, MB. Brother Jared Schaffer of Winnipeg, MB. Numerous Uncles and Aunts, Ted and Sue Nelson, Laurie and Yen Nelson, Barb and Russ Dobson, Patrick Nelson, Rod Schaeffer, MJ Schaeffer, Earl and Joanne Schaeffer, and many cousins. Parents-in-law Russ and Kathie Thompson of Brandon, MB. Jason was predeceased by grandparents Roy and Patricia Nelson, John and Cecilia Schaeffer and Uncle Allen Nelson. A Celebration of Jason’s Life was held at Central United Church, on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. Donations in memory of Jason may be made to the Tyler and Ashley Schaffer Trust Fund, c/o RBC Royal Bank, 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9, or any RBC Royal Bank branch. 35 Tow Operators were killed in 2013. Respect Tow Truck Operators, Slow Down and Move Over
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WOOD: George W. Wood, beloved husband of the late Emily (Kay) Wood and father of Georgina, Roberta and Clayton passed away at Valleyview Care Centre, Brandon, Manitoba Tuesday; January 7, 2014 in his 94th year. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Tuesday; January 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to Virden Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund in memory of George.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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WRIGHT: 1924 - 2014. Richard “Dick” Fleming Wright of Brandon, beloved father of Larry (Pat,) Rick (Joan) and Joanne Wright, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 89 years. Born on August 3, 1924 near Winnipegosis, Manitoba, Dick was the youngest of five children born to James and Minnie Wright. Dick spent his youth fishing, trapping, hunting and helping his father at the family-owned sawmill until he became restless and joined the army in 1941. He saw action in several European countries from 1941 to 1945, including Italy and Germany. In 1954 and 1955, he saw action in the Korean conflict. Dick was a life-long avid member of the Royal Canadian Legion, ANAVETS and the United Nations Peacekeepers. Dad married Emma, in 1947, and following his military service moved the family to Churchill, Manitoba in 1957. There he worked as a cook at the Fort Prince of Wales rebuild project and then as a firefighter at the Fort Churchill military base, eventually becoming Fire Chief. Dick was in his glory in the northern wilderness and never missed an opportunity to fish and hunt. In 1968, Dick moved the family south and was fire chief in The Pas and then an Assistant Fire Commissioner in Thompson, and finally with the Fire Commissioner’s Office at the Fire College in Brandon. He remained at this post until he retired in 1994. In his job, he travelled a lot to northern communities and he would always have his fishing gear with him ready to try out a new fishing hole. Fishing and gardening remained his passions and kept him busy long after he retired. Dick and his lovely wife, Emma, and their three children Larry, Rick and Joanne, enjoyed frequent family get-togethers and outings, where good times were had by grandparents, sons and daughter and grandchildren.Dick is survived by sons Larry (Pat), Rick (Joan), daughter Joanne, grandchildren Craig, Tracey, Jeff and Adam and great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jenna, Griffin and Aubrey. Dick was predeceased by Emma, his wife of 63 years, brothers Jim and Bill, sisters Margaret and Frances and grandson Kelly. He will always be remembered as a family man, generous in spirit and friendship. May there always be a fishing pole waiting for you, Dad. A Service of Remembrance to Honour Dick’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dick may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WOOD: George W. Wood, beloved husband of the late Emily (Kay) Wood and father of Georgina, Roberta and Clayton passed away at Valleyview Care Centre, Brandon, Manitoba Tuesday; January 7, 2014 in his 94th year. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Tuesday; January 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to Virden Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund in memory of George.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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