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ROZDEBA: Eugene Rozdeba of Strathclair passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Shoal Lake Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 68 years. Eugene is survived by his wife Paulette; children: Darren (Carrie Ramsey) of Strathclair, Alanna (Shawn) Samels of Souris, and Marcel (Jaime) of Strathclair; 7 grandchildren, and sister: Sonya (Wally) Maydaniuk of Elphinstone. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at The Bend Theatre, Strathclair. Rev. Jen Dresser will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements (204) 759-2160.
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RINGLAND: Alastair George Ringland; formerly of Beulah, MB; beloved brother of Betty Ringland and uncle to thirteen nieces and nephews; passed away at the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 89 years of age. A graveside service will be held at the Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, MB on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 1:00pm with a reception following in the Beulah Community Hall. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Alastair’s memory to the Beulah Community Hall or Beulah Cemetery Fund, Beulah, MB, R0M 0B0.
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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McKAY: William H. "Bill" McKay, age 71 beloved husband of Linda, died on January 24, 2013 Tri Lake Health Centre at Killarney, Manitoba. In accordance with Bill's wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will take place at a later date at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association; Suite B 727 10th St. Brandon, MB R7A 4G8, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation; 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com
Wheatland Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.
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LOVELACE: Harold Wesley (Chid), 90years old, beloved husband of the late Aileen (Lovey) Lovelace, father of Pauline, Carolynne and Brenda, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Chid, donation may be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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GURR: Thelma Gurr; beloved wife of the late Lewis Gurr; mother of Stan (Gayleen), Carol (Brent) Borisenko, and Kelvin; passed away at Sherwood Home, Virden, MB on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 85 years of age. A service to celebrate Thelma’s life will be held at the Miniota United Church, Miniota, MB on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2:00pm with interment following in the Arrow River Cemetery.
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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FRIESEN: It is with sadness the family of Leonard Friesen, age 76, beloved husband of Bertha, father of Julia (Bruce) Ellergodt and Muriel (Ray) Hildebrandt, announce that his death occurred on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Leonard may be made to CSSM Ministries, 189 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1L7 or Christian and Missionary Alliance Global Advanced Fund, available at the church. 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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SYMCHYCH: The death of Joseph Symchych, age 85 years, occurred on Monday, January 21, 2013 at his residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Joseph is lovingly remembered by his son David; two sisters Rose Smith and Pauline Johnson as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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SOWIAK: It is with sadness that the family of Ruth Freda Carla Sowiak, age 75, beloved wife of the late Rudy Sowiak and mother of Todd and Caroline, announce that her death occurred on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Souris Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jason Zinko of Redeemer Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Minnewawa Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. 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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SCHARFF: William Gardener “Bill” Scharff passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Bill was born in Hartney, MB on September 14, 1932 and spent his childhood on the farm. He attended Deleau School. In his younger years he held jobs driving school bus, carpentry and various other jobs before heading to Ontario to work for Hydro. He then returned to Manitoba to farm the family farm. Bill married Liza Nadeau (nee Hardy) on July 12, 1974. They had a mixed farming operation, consisting of dairy and beef cattle as well as grain. After selling some of the farming operation he worked at various jobs in Brandon and continued to work until 2011. Bill had a very strong work ethic and enjoyed working. He loved to drive around, just to see what was new and going on. He enjoyed his little dogs, whom would travel around with him. Bill is survived by his wife Liza; step children: Darlene, Diane (Don), Tony, Maureen (Curtis); grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as sisters, Marge Barrows and Lorraine (Neil) Davreux and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Laura Scharff. The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Monday, January 7, 2013. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiated. If friends so desire, donations in memory of William may be made 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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REID: Marian Reid (Cook) passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba, at the age of 98 years. She was born at Pleasant Lake, North Dakota on August 9, 1914. She came to Canada when she was three years old. Marian married Robert (Bob) Reid on March 1, 1932 in Verwood, Saskatchewan. They moved to Wawanesa, Manitoba in 1934. They sold the farm in 1965 and moved to 2147 Lyndale Drive in Brandon to retire. Marian moved to Dinsdale Personal Care Home on February 6, 2007. She is survived by daughter Agnes Sayer and her children Judy MacKenzie, Jenny Schroeder, Bonny Shaw and Peggy Symons; son Bud (Albert) Reid and his children Traci Aaron and Carla Jacobs; daughter Eleanor (Paul) Vanwynsberghe and their children Eric and Rick Vanwynsberghe; 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. She will also be remembered by her Cowboy Brother, Bill Hammond (Cowboy Bill), who came every summer to help show ponies at the summer fair. Marian also leaves behind her Lyndale Drive neighbors known as the “Lyndale Family,” as well as close friends of the family, John and Rita Snoeck, whom she was “Grandma” to as well. Marian was predeceased by her husband Bob Reid, daughter-in-law Marlene Reid, son-in-law Dave Sayer, her parents Rasmus and Albina Cook, one brother and five sisters. The family would like to thank the 3rd floor staff of Dinsdale Home for the special attention they provided for her during her stay there. A service to celebrate Marian’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on January 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marian may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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PERSSON: Mary Marquis Persson. December 3, 1925 – December 19, 2012. It is with great sadness the family of Mary Marquis Persson announces her passing on December 19, 2012 at the Dauphin Personal Care Home. Mary was born in Brandon, Manitoba to parents Ritchie and Mary (nee Campbell) Macpherson on December 3, 1925. Mary grew up on Netherhill Farm in Brandon, Manitoba. She attended Poplar Hill Country School and graduated from the Brandon Collegiate. She then received her certificate for Lab & X-Ray Technician in Brandon and was employed at the Dauphin Hospital. It was during her employment as a Lab & X-Ray technician at the Dauphin Hospital that Mary (Chick) met and later married Don Persson of Dauphin in 1948. Don's work with the insurance industry had them move to Winnipeg, Russell, the Lakehead and Calgary. Don, Mary and their three children Cam, Kathy, and Carl returned to Dauphin in 1963 were Don started his own insurance business and Mary was busy raising their three children and the family dog, Levi, with a song in the car and a shirt on the sewing machine. Don and Mary loved to travel and upon Don's retirement, they jumped into their motorhome and traveled throughout the United States, all the way to Alaska. After Don's passing, Mary continued to travel (from skiing in the Alps to giraffes in Africa) with her friend, Phylis Bell and her sisters Lil and Margaret, her brother-in-law Bob and brother Ritchie. Mary was also actively involved in the community. She was a cancer survivor and received the Canada 125 medal in "Recognition for Significant Contribution to Compatriots, Community and Canada" for her volunteer work with breast cancer survivors. She also volunteered at the Dauphin First United Church, the choir, and meals on wheels. Mary loved to golf, play bridge and curl. She was a member of the team that won the Provincial Golden Gals Championship in 1999. She leaves to mourn and cherish many fond memories, her son Cam and wife Sharon, her daughter Kathryn and husband Gene, granddaughter Jamie Ponomar, her son Carl and wife Kathryn Persson, granddaughters Brittany and Ashton Persson, brother Ritchie Macpherson, sister Margaret (Bob) Graham, brother Campbell (Mary) Macpherson, sister Shirley (Don) Ramstad, sister-in-law Mim Macpherson, sister-in-law Ingeborg Wahl, and sister-in-law Marie Goodsman, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Don in 1994, her parents Ritchie and Mary, brother Robert Macpherson, sister Lil (Gord) Williamson, sister-in-law Madge Macpherson, brother-in-law Reg (Jean) Persson, brother-in-law Birtle (Gertrude) Persson, brother-in-law Dougald (Adele) Persson, brother-in-law Robert (Laura) Persson, brother-in-law Stanley (Clara) Persson, brother-in-law Carl (Winnie) Persson, sister-in-law Florence (Roy) Houston, brother-in-laws Robert Wahl and Henry Goodsman. A memorial service will be held in April. At this time Cam and Sharon would like to thank everyone for the flowers, cards and donations to the Dauphin Community Foundation and Cancer Society in Mary's memory. A special thank you to Dr. Penrose for his excellent care of our mom. Those wishing to remember Mary may honour her memory by making donations to the Dauphin & District Community Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services (204) 638-4110www.sneathstrilchuk.com
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PAVLIN: Velma Rose Pavlin, beloved sister of Alice Moger, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jorge Mante as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory Velma may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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LITTLE: The family of John Percival “Jack” Little, of Brandon, announce that his death occurred on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Born February 8, 1926 in Brandon, Manitoba, Jack attended school at McLaren Elementary, Earl Haig Junior High School and Brandon Collegiate. Following his graduation, Jack joined the Navy and upon his discharge was employed at a number of places over the years including the Winnipeg Police Service, Eaton’s, Scott National, and was a Commissionaire in Shilo. He was a member of the UCT and the Royal Canadian Legion. During his youth, Jack enjoyed playing hockey, and as an outdoorsman hunting and fishing were his favourite pastimes. Jack is survived by his sister June; stepchildren Ron (Betty) Weir, Rob (Shelley) Weir, Don (Jean) Weir and Heather (Ray) Poole; nephew Gary (Sandra) Robins; numerous step grandchildren, as well as great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Jessie; daughter Linda, parents John and Margaret; sister Isabelle (Lorne) and brother-in-law Bruce. A Graveside Service took place at Brandon Cemetery on Friday, January 25, 2013. Urn bearer was Ron Weir. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 – 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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KOWALCHUK: Michael (Mike) Kowalchuk, age 73, of Brandon, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013. Mike was born to the late Peter and Mary Kowalchuk, on October 16, 1939. Mike attended Park School and Meleb School before joining the Canadian Forces in 1958. Mike served 25 years in the Canadian Forces as a Medic. He retired from the CF at the rank of Warrant Officer in 1983 and went on to serve in the Civil Service at CFB Shilo until he retired at age 60. Mike fell in love with his wife, Noreen, at CFB Borden and they married on May 13, 1961. Mike and Noreen started their married life in Germany where they had their first two children. After coming back to Canada, the military moved Mike and Noreen to Winnipeg where their remaining three children were born. Mike's career continued with various postings, such as Gypsumville, Churchill, Ottawa, Shilo and was lucky enough to spend a short tour in Resolute Bay. Mike is survived by his loving wife Noreen of 51 years of marriage. He is also survived by his children Linda (Al) McFarlane, Peggy (Alain) Savoie, RoseAnne (Mark) Dennys, Peter (Kelly) Kowalchuk, Barbara (Darryl) Boyling; nine grandchildren: Steven, Paul, Sean, Justin, Alex, Joshua, Ashley, Dylan, Devon; and four great grandchildren. Mike is also survived by his two sisters, Pat Kowalchuk, Betty (Henry) Pietkiewicz and his brother Norman (Faye) Kowalchuk, together by his nephews, nieces and cousins. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary Kowalchuk. Mike loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. Mike's love of animals was evident to those around him. He had a soft spot for cats and dogs and could never turn away the strays the kids would bring home. Mike loved to work on projects around the house and thought he was Canada's best handyman. He was always up for a game of cards and was sure to show his nephew Brett how to "win" the game! Mike loved the outdoors, and spent many years at their cabin in Minnedosa. Mike had a wonderful sense of humor, and you could always count on Mike to be the prankster. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, who couldn't get enough of his jokes. Mike is well known for his famous bear hug, no one could hug as tight as Mike. Later in life, Mike took up golfing and no one could figure out how he always won! Mike will be missed by his family and all those that loved him. The family would like to extend their thanks to all the staff on the 4th floor at CGP for all their support and compassion to Dad. The family would also like to say a special thanks to his favorite nurse, Gerry, who kept Dad on his toes. A Ceremony to Celebrate Mike's life was held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Rev. Fr. Jorge Mante of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church officiated. Rite of Committal took place Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in the Veterans Section at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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JOHNS: Edith Edna (nee Dyer) formerly of Kenton, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at Birch Lodge, Hamiota, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Edith was born in Melita, Manitoba on January 30, 1918 to Herbert and Juliana Dyer. She took her education there, graduating from grade 12. She then pursued her teachers training in Brandon Normal School in 1938. She devoted 22 years of her teaching career to Daly Union School, Rivers, Spring Valley, and Kenton. On December 26, 1942 Edith married George Johns and in 1946 they had a son, Philip. They farmed in the Tarbolton and Bradwardine area, later moving to Kenton. She was a humble, community minded woman. In addition to her years of devotion to her students served on many boards: Kenton Chamber of Commerce, Kenton Leisure Club, Westman Senior Council and Kenton UCW. She was also involved in establishing affordable senior housing in her community. Edith was predeceased by her son, Philip in 1971, her husband George 1985, brother Fred 1987 and her sister Julie in 2008. She is survived by Alex Johns nephew-in-law, Ivey Wyeth niece-in-law, cousins Ted and Slegah Evans and Ken and Mary Taylor, all of England. A service to celebrate Edith’s life was held at Kenton United Church on Saturday, January 19th. Interment was held at Tarbolton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig Whyte, Blair Fordyce, Denis Carter, Bob Harvey, Reed Wolfe and Ralph Mawer. Donations may be made in Edith’s memory to Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0.
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