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SIRACK: Gladys Frances Emily Sirack (formerly Wells) passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Monday, August 12, 2013. Gladys was born in Brighton, England on February 17, 1927. She married Andy Wells in June 1945 and together they came to live in Manitoba. Gladys is survived by her son, Johnny “Jack” (Delores) Wells of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter, Marjorie (Don) Bordush of Brandon, Manitoba; son Roy (Marcia) Wells of Brandon, Manitoba; grandchildren: Marcie Wells of Wilmington, North Carolina, Jackie (Justin) Gold of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dustin (Hollie) Wells of Brandon, Manitoba and Lindsay (Paul) Boyko of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as seven great-grandchildren. Our Mom will be placed to rest in Wellwood Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gladys may be made to a charity of choice. “Gone but not forgotten, always in our thoughts. Rest in Peace.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NELSON: Mackenzie Elizabeth, otherwise known as “Daisy”, “Mack”, “Wayne” or “Child!” was born on January 6, 1998 in Minnedosa, Manitoba and joined the angels on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta. Mackenzie will be deeply missed by her parents Shauna and Andrew Sielecki and Dax and Lindsay Nelson; baby brother Jaxon Sielecki and furry sister Mya; grandparents Ruth and Robert Spencer and Barrett and Susan Nelson; Uncle Derk Nelson (Kerri); cousins Madison and Anthony; Aunt Triss Parrott (Cory) as well as great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends remember Mackenzie’s crazy sense of humour, a love for animals and a passion for music and singing surpassed only by her attachment to her phone! Many don’t know that she was a talented artist and an expert mess maker! During her young life, Mackenzie tried her hand at most sports enjoying skiing, swimming, rugby, horseback riding, even learning to surf and according to her parents she enjoyed being dragged on long hikes (she just didn’t know it yet!). She enjoyed traveling with parents and grandparents and dreamed of one day returning to Ireland. Mackenzie always liked trips to Minnedosa to see her grandparents and go camping with her Dad. But what she loved most of all was snuggling up on the couch and watching a great movie (or really bad horror film) with a big batch of popcorn. Since early childhood, Mackenzie’s trademark was wearing mismatched socks so everyone attending her Celebration of Life is welcome to pay tribute by wearing some wild sock combinations! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. A celebration of Mackenzie’s life will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. All in attendance are considered honorary pallbearers. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alberta Children’s Hospital would be appreciated. In living memory of Mackenize Nelson a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
MARTIN: Mary “Moira” Hunter McDougall Montgomery Martin, 79 years old, resident of Killarney, MB passed away on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 in the Tri-Lake Health Care Center from natural causes after a long 39 year battle with Polymyositis. Born on March 1st, 1934 in the District of Renton, County of Dumbarton, Scotland to parents, Thomas Wilkinson Montgomery and Mary McDougall Montgomery. She married Kenneth Clare Martin on June 25th, 1960. They spent 35 years of marriage before Ken’s passing on May 7, 1996. She attended school in Scotland completing all grades to graduation with high honors. After completing school she was employed while attending nights classes to work as a secretary. Mary held many secretarial positions in Manitoba including Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a few different positions in Boissevain and Killarney in Agriculture and then in Killarney at the Tri Lake Health Center until her early retirement due to medical reasons. Mary traveled to Canada from Scotland via (boat) with her sister Helen, brother-in-law John and nephew Alan McCoshan. As a child Mary lived in Scotland until her 19th birthday, only returning once back home to visit her parents. Upon arrival to Canada, Mary, along with her husband Ken, resided in Winnipeg, Boissevain, and Killarney. Mary was involved in the Royal Purple, an avid fan of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football team and loved to watch her only grandson, Brandan Sunaert, play hockey. She spent many years following Ken play and coach many sports such as baseball, hockey, and curling. She also enjoyed playing the piano and singing with friends. In her high school years she did participate in field hockey. She also volunteered as secretary for many organizations. For five years, 1990-1995, Mary and her husband Ken operated and owned the Great Oaks Restaurant with help from their family. She especially enjoyed weekends with the Don and Betty Challner family every weekend playing cards. Survived by her two children, Greg Martin of Killarney, MB, Kate Sunaert and special friend Rodney Halvorson of Rugby, ND, one grandson, Brandan Sunaert, and special close family friend, Terry Fairhall of Brandon, MB, nephew Alan (Shirley) McCoshan, children Michael and Kristy of Calgary, AB, niece Sandra and (Wes) Marceniuk, child Jessica of Calgary, AB, niece Susan and (Greg) Kost, children Marisa and Kiera of Winnipeg, MB. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Martin, brother Gavin, England, sisters Margaret, Scotland, and Helen, Winnipeg. Private family graveside service had taken place on June 29th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Margaret Cemetery, Margaret, MB, laid to rest alongside her husband Ken.
GLASGOW: Muriel Joyce Glasgow (nee Morgan). Joyce Glasgow passed at her home, peacefully in her sleep August 6, 2013 at the age of 86. Joyce will be remembered always by her daughter Barbara (Bart) Bowors, sons Vaughn (Susan) Glasgow, grandchildren Whitney and Jessica, Doug (Donna) Glasgow, grandchildren Sydnee and Morgan, sister, Margaret McColm sister-in-law, Judith Glasgow; and her nephews and niece. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles (Charlie), her parents, Edward and Annie Morgan; parent’s in-law, Charles and Constance Glasgow; brother-in-law, Ken McColm; and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Constance and Tom Lilley. Joyce was born November 12, 1926 in St. Vital to Edward and Annie (Ewers) Morgan. She was raised in St. Vital attended elementary school at Glenwood School then graduated from Glen Lawn Collegiate at the age of 17. Joyce and Charlie were married in 1954 and moved from Winnipeg to Minnedosa the following year. They quickly became involved in their new community, joining St. Mark’s Anglican Church and enjoyed supporting many of the services groups in town. This year she received a 60 year pin to commemorate her involvement with Beta Sigma Phi. After the children were born, Joyce became even more involved in the community; Brownies, sewing for the figure skating club, hockey Mom and pitching in where ever she could help. Every summer Joyce was at the beach with all the other mothers, watching their children splash through swimming lessons and playing in the sand and water. As the family grew, an annual summer tradition of vacationing began in different places around the country. Everyone got packed into the car and away they went. It was a wonderful experience seeing all the different sights for the first time together as a family. This annual vacation continued after the children were gone from home, with Joyce and Charlie enjoying many road trips and new adventures. There was always fresh baking in the Glasgow household and Joyce was often trying out new recipes to change up what she sent to the many events and organizations she was involved in. She always made sure that fresh baked goodies were in the house, even after the children were gone. Once she knew someone was coming home, a favourite cake or cookies would be waiting for them. At Christmas she sent “care packages” to her children so they could have a tin of shortbread for the holidays. Joyce was the secretary at Tanner’s Crossing School for almost 25 years and retirement gave her time to become more involved in the community, enjoy her gardens and home. Her grandchildren were always a great source of joy, and she took pride in their accomplishments. Joyce will be missed, still the family is comforted by their memories, and she will remain in their hearts and thoughts forever. Service was be held at St. Marks Anglican Church in Minnedosa,August 10 2013. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joyce's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
DUNNE: Dorothy Jean (Kingsbury) of Brandon, MB, formerly of Regina, SK, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 15, 2013 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Dorothy was born in Oxbow, SK on July 24, 1950. She is survived by her two sisters, Georgina (Lorne) Edwards, Lynne (Greg) Halliday; six nieces and nephews, Chris (Parischat) Edwards, Shari Edwards, Kristy, Ryan (Brenna), Taylor and Dylan Halliday; four great nieces and nephews, Aleesha and Anata Edwards, Jaycee and Carson Halliday; as well as an aunt, Helen Kingsbury. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Isabella and Clark Kingsbury and aunts and uncles. A service of remembrance will be held at Brandon City Hall (Foyer), 410-9th Street, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 2R3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DENBOW: Sheryl Lynn, 56 years old, beloved wife of Ken Denbow, mother of Curtis, Carrie and Tina, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, August 15, 2013. A come and go memorial reception for family and friends will be held at the Hartney Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Monday August 19, 2013 from 2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery Hartney. In lieu of flowers in memory of Sheryl, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Souris Hospital Palliative Care or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
CORY: Elsie May Cory (Nee Henry). Elsie May Cory (nee Henry) of Wawanesa, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Dion, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Wawanesa Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Left to mourn Elsie’s passing are her daughters Lee (Herman) Heinrichs of Wawanesa, MB, Wendy (Laurier) Côté of Lac des Loups, QC, Colleen (Gord) Taylor & Calla (Don) Brown of Winnipeg, MB, and Faye (Neil) Inkster of Nesbitt, MB, sons Frain (Leslie) of Winnipeg, MB and Clay (Carolyn) of Wawanesa, MB, 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, sister- in- law Betty Henry of Winnipeg, MB and numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. Elsie was predeceased by her beloved husband Dion, great-granddaughter Josie, parents Charles & Lillian (nee Chadsey) Henry, brothers Stan (Jean), Ted (Agnes) and Lyle, Sisters Inez (Adam) Nicholson and Alma (Charles) Warren, Brothers-in-law Clare (Edythe) and Clifford (Muriel) and sisters-in-law Bernice (Dann) Campbell, Josephine (Frank) Turnbull, Doreen (Steve) Rodgers and Jacqueline (Wallace) McKenzie. A Celebration of Elsie’s Life will be held at Wawanesa United Church at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013. Interment to follow in Methven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elsie’s memory to the Wawanesa Community Foundation, Box 281 Wawanesa, MB R0K 2G0 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3, 824 18th St. Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
CHAPMAN: With thankfulness for a life well lived and richly rewarding, the family announces the death, at age 95, of Albert Thomas (Ab) Chapman, on August 7th, 2013 at Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers. Ab was born February 3, 1918 and spent his childhood years on the home farm north of Brandon. In January 1941, he married Harriet McDonald, and they began their farm life in the same district. To this union were born three daughters, Kathrine, Linda and Lois; Kathrine dying at age three days. Ab began his municipal career in 1950 and served as councillor, then reeve, of the RM of Daly for the next forty-two years. During that time, he was elected for several terms as President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities; and appointed to the Manitoba Municipal Board. He was involved in the organization of Riverdale Hospital in Rivers and sat in several capacities on the Board for thirty-four years. In 1967, Ab and Hattie began what was to be a life-long passion – Chapman Museum. It was a constant joy, in spite of the many hours of fixing and organizing, and Ab was always eager to share his knowledge and stories with any who came to visit. Upon Harriet’s death in 1979, he was even more determined to acquire artefacts and expand the complex, in her memory. In 2002, Ab was humbled to be inducted into the Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame, an organization which he had supported for several years. Since 1990, the “Chapman Museum Shield” has been presented for Best Farm Home Grounds in Municipalities in the Northwest Region, Good Roads Association. In spite of his busy life, living close to the Little Saskatchewan River, and owning a boat and motor, Albert spent many enjoyable hours fishing in western Manitoba’s rivers and lakes. Albert leaves to mourn his passing Linda and Bill Ringland; Sandra, Peter and Rachel Beaudette; Robert Ringland, Kathy Ringland; Lois and Gordon Allen; Steven and Bryce Allen; Wendy, Blair and Faith Bonner. He was predeceased by his wife Harriet; daughter Kathrine; sister Mary McNee, brothers Vernon, Jimmy, George and Raymond. A Celebration of Albert’s life was held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel on August 14, 2013 with the Venerable Paul Curtis officiating. Interment took place at Roseville Cemetery, with Gordon Allen acting as urn bearer. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to Rivers Personal Care Home “Activities Department”, Box 428, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BROWNRIDGE: William “Bill” Earl Brownridge passed away at his residence at Hillcrest Place on August 7, 2013 at the age of 89 years. He was the third child (first son) born to Harold and Marguerite Brownridge. He was raised with three brothers and five sisters in the Rural Municipalities of Elton and Saskatchewan. He attended Rugby, Oakleigh and Rapid City Schools. In 1944, he took his military training in Winnipeg. On July 20, 1948, he married Betty Naisbitt at St. George’s Church. Bill worked for local farmers and they lived in the area for a few years, moving to Brandon in 1953 where Bill began his career in Auto Mechanics. He did this for 34 years until retirement. Bill loved farm life, often helping nieces and nephews, especially at harvest time. Although he never had children of his own, he was very fond of children as well as dogs and cats. Betty passed away in 1994. Bill met his second wife, Cecile Dubois in Brandon. Together they moved to Langley, BC and were married there December 31, 1999. Bill loved BC but was a “Prairie Boy” at heart and returned to Manitoba every chance he had. After several strokes, he was left with a medical condition called Aphasia (the inability to communicate). To be closer to family for help, he was moved back to Brandon in 2007 where he and Cecile resided at Victoria Landing. Cecile passed away in 2008. In 2011, he was moved to Hillcrest Place where he received excellent care. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Mary Farough, brothers John, Keith, Murray, brothers-in-law Ralph Haslen, John Phillips, Orval Farough, sisters-in-law Eileen and Marjorie Brownridge and step son Andy Dubois. He is survived by four sisters and one sister- in-law, Jean Haslen, Audrey Phillips, Gwen (Ernie) Hickson, Shirley (John) Krawchuk, Rose Brownridge and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He is also survived by Cecile’s family, Ron, Reg and Guy Dubois, Della Rossal, Jean Gerry, Marie-Ange Baxter and their families. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Interment will follow at St. George’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BEREHULKA: Edward “Eddy” Berehulka passed away in Edmonton, Alberta May 28, 2013 at the age of 70. Ed was born October 29th, 1942 in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. He lived in Rossburn & Birtle for a number of years then moved to Brandon Manitoba at the age of 14. In Brandon he was employed as a painter alongside his father Steve with Jacobson and Greiner, and worked on many projects throughout Brandon. Ed Married Mabel Ramsay (Starzyk) and had two children, Kelly in 1970 and Christina in 1973. After divorcing Ed moved to Edmonton in the early 1980’s where he moved to his 151st apartment where his mother Pauline also lived. Shortly after moving to the apartment Ed became caretaking and was until his passing. Ed loved building, painting, working in the yard and doing various projects in maintaining the apartment block. He loved music, and telling stories of growing up around the Rossburn area. In recent years, he donated alot of his time to a local food kitchen by shoveling snow, making morning coffee and donating his time to help in any way he could. Ed made many friends over his 30 years in Edmonton and was very helpful and compassionate to his friends and those in need. Ed is predeceased by his father Stephen, Mother Pauline, Sister Sonia and brother-in-law Al Seiben. He is survived by his children Kelly (Winnipeg, MB), Christina (Kevin) (Brandon, MB) Sister Phyllis (Edmonton, AB) and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many friends in Edmonton that he also called family. Ed will be laid to rest in Rossburn Manitoba alongside his mother, father, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Graveside memorial held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Cemetary, Saturday August 24th 2013 at 1:00 pm. Lunch to follow at the Rossburn Town Hall. If you wish to honour Ed we ask you do so in a kind deed for someone and by sharing your love and memories of him with each other.
We’ll Miss You Dad.
SPEARMAN: Dr. E.J. “Woody” Spearman, beloved husband of Josie, of Brandon, MB, formerly of Killarney, MB passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Woody leaves to mourn his passing his wife Josie (nee Trottier), of Brandon, MB, daughters Laurie (Gerald) Bartley of Killarney, MB, Joni Shaw ( Jim MacAulay) of Cochrane, AB, son Dean (Maureen) of Winnipeg, MB, grandchildren Kristin (Geoff), Amanda (Bob), Tara, Jenna, Evan and Claire, and great-grandchildren Finlee, Preslie and Harlan. Also left to mourn Woody’s passing are sister Doreen Trottier, brother-in- law Freddy (Karen) Trottier and stepchildren Joanne McCabe, Gloria (Kelly) Keeling, Terry (Susan) Gunnlaugson and Danita (Hartley) Marr, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. Woody was predeceased by his first wife, Marian (nee Lee), parents Herb & Edith (nee Vanderburgh), sisters Hazel (Gordon) Gardiner and Evelyn (Lyle) Robinson, brother Harold (Edith)and brother-in-law Albert Trottier. A Celebration of Woody’s life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Killarney United Church, with Rev. Maria Szabo Berces officiating. Private family interment will take place in Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Woody’s memory to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2.
NEWDICK: Heather Lynne Newdick. Sadly passed away Aug.14 2013 at the age of 70 with her daughter by her side. Predeceased by her loving husband Denis at Kenora Ont. She will be deeply missed by Karen, Kathy, Marion & Kevin. Private Family Service will be held in Brandon Man. as per her wishes. Donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation greatly appreciated.
DENBOW: Sheryl Lynn, 56 years old, beloved wife of Ken Denbow, mother of Curtis, Carrie and Tina, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, August 15, 2013. A come and go memorial reception for family and friends will be held at the Hartney Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Monday August 19, 2013 from 2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery Hartney. In lieu of flowers in memory of Sheryl, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Souris Hospital Palliative Care or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
JONES: Reginald Ernest Jones, founder of “Westman Jams”, passed away peacefully with his family and close friends by his side, on Monday, August 12, 2013. A Graveside Service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery (Section 53) on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Spruce Woods Community Club, 5 Woods Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westman Jams Scholarship Fund International Music Camp, c/o Box 185 Douglas, MB, R0K 0R0. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
SMITH: Charlene Smith of Birtle, Manitoba passed away at the Russell District Health Centre on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the age of 73 years. The funeral service will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle United Church with Rev. David Howell officiating. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to Birtle United Church, Birdtail Country Museum, c/o Ron Samchuk, Birtle, MB or the Birtle Handi-van.
Remembrances and condolences can be e-mailed to bbfs@mymts.net.
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
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