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KENNY: Selwyn (Sy) Kenny. Sy died after a long painful battle with prostate cancer on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He was born May 21, 1921 in Brandon, Manitoba; he was the oldest of three children. As a teen, Sy raced homing pigeons receiving a number of first place finishes for long distance and fastest times, his other hobby was Ammeter Radio, known by his HAM license for decades of VE4YW; Sy talked with many people of different nations and made a great number of friends. During World War II, he was Flight Sergeant as a tail gunner, flying in Lancaster Aircraft serving in the RCAF. Sy worked for CP Express from just before his enlistment in 1942 till his retirement in 1982. He met and married Maude Ivey in 1949 and is survived by his two sons Dave Kenny, daughter-in-law Teri and his grandchildren Philip and Jeffrey of St. Albert, AB. As well as his son, Rod and his husband David Blue of Vancouver, B.C. Sy had a passionate interest in archeology, working on several digs with Richard MacNish and Westley Wong. He enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the United States and Canada with many adventures along the way. He taught radio classes to Air Cadets from 1957 to 1975. Sy was predeceased by his wife Maude in 2002, his brother Frank in 2003 and his sister Jean in 1969. He was a good neighbour and great friend. He shall be deeply missed. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society of Manitoba, or to the Prostate Cancer Division.
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COOPER: Edna Cooper beloved wife of Jack Gibbons of Minnedosa, MB, entered into rest on June 3, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 86 years. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnedosa Cemetery, Minnedosa, MB with a memorial lunch to follow in the Ukrainian Hall, Minnedosa, MB. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of MB or a charity of choice. Messages of condolences may be sent to minnfs@mts.netMinnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
BOUCHER: Lorne Edward Boucher passed away peacefully on June 1st, 2012 at the Erickson Personal Care Home. He was born on February 15th, 1926 in Brandon, MB. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, of 61 years, and his three children, Charlene, Edward and Lori, his five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Lorne enlisted in the Canadian Artillery in January, 1944 and started work with Manitoba Hydro in 1946. Lorne worked on crews until doing district work in Pipestone, Hamiota, Kenton, Melita, Killarney, Baldur and Erickson, where he worked until retiring in 1981. Lorne was an active member of Toast Masters, Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion. Lorne enjoyed many hobbies such as golf, curling and many retirement years in Weslaco, Texas with his wife and friends. Lorne was predeceased by his parents Edward and Lilian, brother Jim (Betty), cousins Ann Syko and Evelyn Townsend and son-in-law Dennis Lavineway. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Erickson Legion Hall. Interment will follow in the Erickson Cemetery. Rev. Chad McCharles and Elgin Hall will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Erickson and District Personal Care Home Activity Department. Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
YAWORSKI: Timothy Wayne Yaworski passed away at his residence in the city on Friday, May 25, 2012. Tim was born in Brandon on December 16, 1956, son of Joseph and June Yaworski. He attended King George and McLaren Schools. He leaves his son Raymond, his parents, June and Joe Yaworski and a sister Karen (Terry) Ardron of Winnipeg. There are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Tim was predeceased by a brother Barry and his aunt Pearl. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiated at a private graveside service held at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Tim to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WILCOX: The death of Gary Wilcox, beloved husband of Faye, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, June 1, 2012. The Ceremony to Celebrate Gary's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Gary to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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SMITH: The family of James Alexander "Alex" Smith, age 84 of Brandon, formerly of Swan River announce his death in Brandon on May 30, 2012. Alexis survived by his wife Marguerite Martin and his children; Charyle, Cindy, Curtis, Barbara and Harley. Alex taught junior high in Swan River for many years. He retired to Brandon where he was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Ceremony to Celebrate Alex's life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Boulevard, Brandon, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Jason Zinko will officiate. Another Ceremony will be held at the Swan Valley Funeral Chapel, Swan River, Manitoba on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in the Birchwood Cemetery, Swan River. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in memory of Alex be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Manitoba Lung Association.
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ROLLINS: Joanne (Mudrey). On Sunday, April 29, 2012 surrounded by the love of her husband, son and four grandsons, our beloved wife, mother and nana died peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born October 20, 1950, in Sandy Lake, to Alex and Helen Mudrey, Joanne was the youngest of three children. She spent her childhood and attended school in Sandy Lake. Joanne married and had two children, a daughter Patti and a son Kelly. Joanne and her children moved to Brandon in 1978. In 1980 Joanne met her soul mate, Ted Stanley and they were together for 32 years. Joanne was a homemaker and was happiest when all her family was together and she could spoil them with her cooking. Their dog, Bandit, was a great joy to her. She enjoyed country music and listening to live bands. Left to keep alive Joanne’s memory are her spouse, Ted Stanley; son Kelly (Tracy) Rollins of Calgary and his son Shawn and Tracy’s son Kyle; grandsons Mike Rollins of Calgary, Chris and Dennis Rollins of Brandon; extended family and friends. Joanne was predeceased by her parents, her brother Jim, her sister Diane and in 2005 her beloved daughter Patti Rollins. A graveside service to honour Joanne was held at the Rapid City Cemetery on May 4, 2012.
Yes, Joannewe will think of you often.
KAULINS: With great sadness we announce the passing of Arnis Kaulins, born in Riga, Latvia on July 23, 1932. Arnis emigrated to Canada in 1950 and served in the Canadian military for 26 years and 10 years for the Manitoba government. Arnis was very proud of his military service and Latvian Heritage. During his retirement years he enjoyed gardening and various volunteering activities around the community. He is survived by his wife Aina; three children, Andis and wife Jenny, Benita, Ron, three grandchildren, Kyle, Stephanie and Anthony, and brother Maigonis and wife Ingrida. He was laid to rest at a private family service held in the Brandon Veterans Cemetery. The Kaulins family would like to thank the staff of the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Dinsdale Personal Care Home and the Assiniboine Centre for all their care and support.
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HUDSON: Donald F. Hudson passed away unexpectedly at home on May 24, 2012. Don was born on February 19, 1934 in Killarney, MB. He was the eldest child of Vern and Anna Hudson. He attended Long River School. On October 27, 1962 Don married Donna Dalrymple. Together they had 3 children, Kathy, Kim and Kurtis. During their thirty five years of marriage they lived in Boissevain, Lyleton, and Pierson. Don started his career working for Dring’s as a long haul truck driver. Don found it difficult to be on the road away from his family, so in 1969 he made a career change and started to buy grain for N.M.Paterson and Son’s in Lyleton. Between Lyleton and Pierson his career lasted thirty years buying grain. He was a very devoted, hardworking and savvy businessman. He trained several grain buyers and helpers and was well respected in the grain buying business. At the elevator he met many lifelong friends while bickering over the all might cent on the bushel of grain that was being hauled to the elevator. Don retired in 1999 to Boissevain, one year after Donna passed away. He started a new career of leisure including travelling, hunting and fishing. Don loved to go out fishing and really enjoyed taking grandkids, nephews and great nephews out in his prized boat. Don’s personality was one of a kind. His sense of humour was contagious. He found extreme pleasure in making people laugh. Left to cherish Don’s memory are daughters Kathy (Maurice) Mangin, Kim (Scott) Witzke and son Kurtis (Kimmy) Hudson. Grandchildren Nathan and Kalene Mangin, Tyler and Dylan Witzke, and Piper Hudson. Sisters Lorraine (Bernie) Boisjoli and Shirley (Larry) Cinq –Mars. Sister and brother –in-laws Louise Hardcastle, Shirley Gardiner, Dorothy Coupland, Howard Dalrymple, Miles (Carole) Dalrymple, Murray Glen (Myrtle) Dalrymple and Rob (Cindy) Dalrymple, numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Don was predeceased by his wife Donna (1998) and his parents Vern and Anna Hudson. The funeral was held in Boissevain, Manitoba on May 29, 2012. Pallbearers were Doug Coupland, Donald Coupland, Wesley McKee, Colin McKee, Darcy Groves, and Michael Dalrymple. Dad loved children. In his memory donations can be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation; 350 St. Mary’s Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2.
“We love you Dad, your memory will be in our hearts forever and will always be a very special part of our lives.”
Fisherman’s Prayer
I pray that I may live to fishUntil my dying dayAnd when it comes to my last cast,I then most humbly pray,When in the Lord’s great landing netAnd peacefully asleepThat in His mercy I be judgedBig enough to keep.
-Love your familyMessages of condolence may be made on-line at
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791
HOLLAND: William B. (Bill) Holland was born March 10, 1920 in the Brooklands district of Winnipeg and passed into Jesus' presence on May 27, 2012 in Brandon at the age of 92. Bill worked in the CPR shops for 10 years in the 1940s, then for the T. Eaton Company for 34 years. Bill and Nora were married in May, 1950. The devastating floods in Winnipeg at the time required a last minute change of venue from Winnipeg to Swan River, which meant that most of the invited guests were unable to attend. From the time he was a young child, faith was very important to Bill. As a young man he attended Winnipeg Bible College (now Providence), graduating in 1951. He served as a lay pastor for many years - as a guest preacher in several Manitoba churches and then as the pastor of East Braintree Community Church for 25 years, travelling out there every weekend from Winnipeg. Bill retired from both Eaton's and East Braintree in 1985 and during the next few years, he and Nora enjoyed travelling, mostly in the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom. A highlight of their travels was 3 month trip to Belgium where they served as volunteers with Canadian Baptist Missions. Bill and Nora moved to Brandon in 1995 and soon became involved in Seniors for Seniors. Bill was a member of their Writer's Club and also of the Songbirds choir. In recent years, failing health curtailed his participation in these activities, but he kept busy hooking rugs. Most were given as gifts to family members for whom they will be treasured keepsakes. Bill was predeceased by all 11 of his siblings and 2 sons, David in1966 and Donald in 1995. He is survived by Nora, his wife of 62 years; his children, Doris Beitz, Beth (Phil) Stade, Rob (Connie) Holland, and Corie (Glenn) Seburn; 15 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. His loss will also be mourned by his nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral service took place on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at FirstBaptist Church in Brandon. Rev. Orton Anderson officiated. Interment will follow at a later date at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, MB R7B 0J7; The Canadian Bible Society, 952 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3R8 or a charity of your choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GOOD: Pamela Jean Good (nee Jacquet) the beloved wife of Ted Good passed away May 31, 2012. She was the loving mother of Bonnie, Bill and Judy. Pamela was predeceased by her son Bill. She will be sadly missed by her husband Ted, daughters Bonnie and Judy; daughter in law Laraine; grandchildren Kim, Shauna, Tracy, Laurie, REW, Pam, Dave and Will; great grandchildren Connor, Jace, Dylan, Brooke and Lucas. Pam is also survived by her brother Alex and his wife Mary. Her family was her life! We will miss her smile, her wisdom, and her kindness. Pam touched many lives in her 88 years and we will celebrate her life at a future date. As a family, we would like to thank Dr. Jean Deong and the wonderful staff on the third floor at the Fairview Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 1R8 , and the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-475 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 , would be appreciated.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FIDLER: Joyce Isabel Fidler (nee Scott) passed away peacefully on May 15, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 31, 1931 in McCreary, Manitoba, the youngest of 8 children born to William and Sarah Scott. Mom was born on her older brother Fred's 10th birthday and at the time he didn't think it was much of a present but over time he grew to like her. As a young girl, Mom attended the Royal Oak School but would often stop off first to visit Grandma & Grandpa Glover; spending the day helping Grandma Glover, as long as they wouldn't tell on her. Mom enjoyed working in various stores throughout her life and often spoke of working in Aunt Annie's store where they enjoyed waiting on some colorful characters. Often these stories would end with "Ollie, I wouldn't blame you a darn bit". Mom was very close to her nieces and nephews and was often more of a big sister, who always had your back. Mom moved to Flin Flon where she met and married Earl Fidler on December 13, 1954. In 1968, they moved to McCreary where they resided for a year. Their journey then took them to Ochre River where they lived until 1975 and at that time they moved to Brandon. Mom took great joy in her family and loved every moment she could spend with them. There was nothing Mom enjoyed more than having her grandchildren and then great grandchildren over. She always said, "they are what keep you young." Mom was called Nan by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as the many people she met in her life. Over the years she knit for her family and everyone had new mitts, afghans, sweaters and scarves. Her favorite place was sitting at the dining room table with family and friends visiting over a pot of tea. There were many nights of 10 pennies with Aunt Ellie, Uncle Jack and Dad where there were many laughs and a few rule changes along the way. Mom worked at various retail stores such as K-Mart and Stephanie's where she made lifelong friends. Throughout her life Mom battled many health problems but she never complained; she just went on with life. Mom could handle many things but the loss of her husband and then a child took its toll on her. After selling her house she moved in with her daughter where she remained until her passing. She leaves to mourn her passing her son Fred (Denise) Fidler, granddaughter Ashley (Jason Schrader) and Dylan all of Brandon; her son Dalton (Irene) Fidler, granddaughters Kayla (Kevin Lamport) and Calcie, Sarah (Barry Hall) and Taylor, Michelle (Scott Major) all of Brandon; her daughter Gail Fidler of Brandon; her son-in law Dennis Black of Oak Lake; granddaughter Candace (Sean Tolton); great grandchildren Brooke, Hanna, Foster and Peyton of Kenton; grandson Shane (Allana Black); great grandchildren Dayton, Kyra, Danica, Kypling, and Beckett all of Brandon; sister Eleanor Klapp and brother Fred of McCreary; sisters-in-law Hazel and Stella Scott of McCreary and Pearl Fieber of Kelowna, BC. Mom was predeceased by her husband Earl in 2006 and daughter Debra in 2010. The ceremony to celebrate Mom's life was held on May 19, 2012 at Memories Chapel with Major Joanne Biggs officiating. Donations may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOMEGod looked around his Garden and found an empty placeHe then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.He knew that you were suffering; he knew you were in pain.And knew that you would never, get well on earth again.He saw your path was difficult; He closed your tired eyes,He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain.We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.You left us precious memories; your love will be our guide,You live on through your children; you're always by our side.It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
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DIXON: Calvin Ross (Sam) Dixon, beloved husband of Sharon, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on May 19, 2012. Sam was born in Cobden, ON on July 21, 1943. He lived in Cobden until the age of eight and then moved on to Haley Station, ON where he lived in the CP Station. He attended public school in Haley Station, grades 7-8 at Ross Mine View School, and high school in Cobden. Sam enjoyed playing football and hockey. He joined the RCAF in May 1963 as a radio operator. He received basic training in Saint Jean, Quebec, trade training in Clinton, ON and was posted in Rockcliffe, ON, North Bay, ON, Petawawa, ON, Nanaimo, BC, Borden, ON, Penhold, AB and Ottawa, ON, with two U.N. tours to Cyprus (1972) and Egypt (1976). Sam retired in 1994 with 31 years. He met the love of his life, Sharon, in 1975 in Nanaimo, BC and they were married on May 14, 1976. Sam took up golfing in Borden, ON and he was on the golf course every chance he got. His TV was always on TSN or Sportnet watching hockey, the Blue Jays, CFL Football and golf. Sam and Sharon enjoyed travelling and visited Europe twice, Great Britain, Ireland, California, Nashville and they recently travelled from the East to West Coast just in the last two years. Sam is survived by his beloved wife Sharon, his sons Michael (Greg), Richard (Kathy), Duane (Starla) and his daughter, Wanda (Don); six grandchildren all of Nanaimo, BC; his brother Wayne (Carol), Eganville, ON, his sisters June, Renfrew, ON, Sheila (Gordie), Ottawa, ON, Merilyn (Clint), Russell, ON; his mother-in-law Ina, Brandon, MB, brother-in-law John (Nadiene), Darlingford, MB; sister- in-law Pat (Doug), Etobicoke, ON and many nieces and nephews. Sam was predeceased by he father and mother, Roy and Shirley, Ottawa, ON; father- in-law Everton, Darlingford, MB; brother-in-law Don, Renfrew, ON; and brother-in-law Russell, Oxbow, SK. Interment will take place at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa at a later date. Sam will be missed by all of his friends in Brandon and across Canada. He was a very generous and kind person with a wonderful sense of humour. We will never forget some of his sayings and Sam’s “approved products.” Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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CLARK: After an extremely courageous battle against cancer, it is with immense sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, George Edward Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the age of 68 years. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years Lesley, son Jeffrey (Lynn), daughter Jody (Jon), and grandchildren Amelia, Mason, Mia, and Gisela. Also left to cherish his memory are his parents, Loreen and George Clark, brother Ed Clark (Barbara), sister-in-law Melanie Turner(Ed), nephews John and Dan, and nieces Wendy and Kristine. George was born on March 15, 1944, in Brandon, Manitoba. His passions in life revolved around his family, friends, work, and of course his horses. George began his business career with Pioneer Electric in Brandon. In 1979, George moved to Winnipeg to pursue a career of 30 years with Monarch Industries. Throughout his fierce battle with cancer, George remained positive, upbeat, and never lost his determination to continue on with life. We invite friends and family to join us for a gathering in honour of George on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00 pm at the Qualico Family Centre (by the duck pond) in Assiniboine Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or to the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.
Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.mb.ca885-9715
BURTON: Mavis Karen, January 4, 1963 – May 28, 2012 Mavis passed away unexpectedly after a short illness at Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, MB. Mavis is survived by her partner Jason and their daughter Jordan Davis; parents Lloyd and Violet Burton; sisters Barbara Harpe and Diane Burton of Brandon, MB and her extended family in Brandon and Woodlands, MB. She will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Osborne House, P.O. Box 397, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1J4. Cropo Funeral Home 586-8044.
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