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HAMILTON: Robert Charles Hamilton was, and will always be in our hearts. After having a great Christmas filled with family, friends, laughter and turkey dinner, Bob passed away with his loved ones at his side on Sunday, December 30th from complications caused by cancer. He was a compassionate man with a very genuine devotion to friends, family, students and any one who crossed his path, never thinking twice to lend his wisdom or a helping hand. Bob was born on November 15th, 1950 to Beryl and Robert J. Hamilton. He grew up in Brandon’s east end with his sister Jane, and spent his summers working, building life long friends and crafting his wonderful character and love of the outdoors at Clear Lake. In his youth, Bob was very active in many sports including basketball, tennis and volleyball. After receiving a scholarship to study at the University of North Dakota, Bob completed his bachelor’s degree in education with a major in physical education and a minor in English in 1973. It was during his university years that he met the love of his life, Joy Donnelly at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. The two were wed in 1975, after spending countless nights talking under the magical stars of the ‘old campground’ and on midnight canoe rides. After 6 years of marriage their first son Blake was born in 1981, followed by Joel in 1985 and finally Gareth in 1989. Bob’s family life was immensely important to him. He lived life to the fullest taking his wife and three boys on unforgettable road trips, camping excursions and exploring the outdoors. In his professional life, Bob was a dedicated teacher, guidance counselor and coach for over three decades. He began his teaching career in Rosenort, Manitoba, moving to Thompson, where he taught phys Ed for 3 years and renewed his interest in basketball. In 1977, he returned to Brandon and began teaching at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, where he spent the next 31 years of his career. Here he taught phys Ed and English, coached numerous basketball and volleyball teams and provided council and support to students and staff alike. After retirement from the Brandon School Division in 2008, he continued to council those in need through his work at the John Howard Society. Bob’s kindness, generosity and compassion will be forever missed by many of those whose lives he touched. He will be deeply missed and cherished by his beloved wife Joy, his three sons, Blake, Joel and Gareth, his sister Jane, niece Jana from Atlanta, Georgia; Sisters and brothers in laws Clark & Mary, Pat & Patti, Chris & Danette, parents in law, Marjorie and Jack Donnelly and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Bob’s honor to celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street.In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the John Howard Society on their website at or to Elspeth Reid family resource centre
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DAVIS: James Redford, 93years old, beloved husband of the late Ann Davis, father of Jim and John, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, December 31, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at1:00 p.m. Private interment in the Pipestone Cemetery followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments for family and friends at the Pipestone Hall at 2:30p.m. In memory of James, donation may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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LIPPETT: The death of Donna Mae Lippett, age 70, beloved mother of daughter Rose Cucksey and sons Donald and Kenneth Lippett, occurred on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Mike Davis of Bethel Christian Assembly will officiate. Interment will take place at Minnedosa Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Donna may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – Manitoba Division, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KUMAR: It comes with great sadness to announce the passing of Dennis Kumar, age 68. Born in Guyana and moved to Winnipeg and then later moved to Brandon. Beloved father of Daniel and Deveeda Kumar and he also leaves behind two siblings Ray Kumar and Shelia Smith. His outgoing and loving personality will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His passing occurred suddenly on December 11, 2012. Donations can be made in honor to charity of choice.
KIEZ: Molly Kiez of Rivers, MB passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Rivers Personal Care Home at the age of 99 years. Molly is survived by her daughter Mildred Anderson of Rivers, son Terry Mamalygo of Omaha, Nebraska, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and sister Kay Johnson of Vancouver, B.C. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Memories Funeral Chapel, 330-18th St. N., Brandon with Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda officiating. Interment will take place at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Menzie, at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Rivers Personal Care Home.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
HYNDMAN (nee Godlien) – Leeann Hyndman of Hamiota, MB; passed away at the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 68 years of age. Leeann is lovingly remembered by her husband Garnet; daughter Seanna Hyndman (Ian Humphries); son Kevin (Holly); daughter Kim (Brent) Moffat; grandchildren Shae and Cead Humphries, Orianna and Teegan Hyndman, Jordan, Joby, and Kennedy Moffat; sister Maureen (Earl) Milne; and brother Bruce (Angie) Godlien. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Leeann’s memory to the MS Society of Canada (Westman Chapter), Unit 5B – 457 9th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or to the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
EASTCOTT:Wilton John (Slim) Eastcott; of Rivers, MB; beloved husband of Phyllis; father of Wilton (Bev); Leslie (the late Erik) Houttuin; Richard (Diane); passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB, on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 97 years of age. A service to celebrate his life will be held at the Rivers Legion Hall, Rivers, MB, on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:00pm with interment following in the Rivers Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Slim’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B 10th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
THIESSEN: Diedrich (Dick) Thiessen, beloved husband of Jessie Thiessen of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Wednesday; December 26, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Funeral service will be held from Virden Alliance Church, Wednesday; January 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Virden Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Tuesday; January 1st from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and at the Church prior to the service. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden Youth For Christ of Samaritan’s Purse in memory of Dick.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MARTIN: On Thursday, December 27, 2012 Rosalind Eleanor Martin, aged 90 years of Neepawa and formerly of Inwood, MB passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Arrangements pending. Mackenzie Funeral Chapel, Stonewall, (204) 467-2525.
POWNE: Ruby Myrtle Powne (nee Ferguson) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, leaving to celebrate her life daughter Lois Powne of Winnipeg; son Doug of Brandon; grandson Jim (Naomi); great grandson Anthony of Brandon; granddaughter Krista (Scott Dreger) and great grandchildren Bailey and Jordyn of Martensville, Saskatchewan as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Cecil in 1974; mother Myrtle (nee Perrin) in 1985, father Walter in 1954 and infant sister Beryl in 1921. Ruby was born on the family farm at Goodlands, Manitoba on June 29, 1918. She received her schooling at Lennox School, Goodlands, then attended Brandon College and Brandon Normal School. After completing her studies in 1939, Ruby taught at Bluevale, Reston and Deloraine Schools. In 1945, Ruby married Cecil Powne of Goodlands and after a brief period in Ottawa, where Cecil worked for the Federal Government, they returned to Goodlands to take up farming on the Ferguson family farm and to begin raising their family. Along with the usual farm activities, Ruby returned to teaching in 1956. She taught for the next ten years, first returning to Deloraine, then four years in Goodlands and ending at the Montefore school. During her time in Goodlands, Ruby was active in many community groups. She was organist and choir director at Goodlands United Church for 25 years and a leader of the Church Mission Board, the school Junior Red Cross and the Goodlands 4-H Club. She was also one of the ladies entrusted to cook a turkey for the community’s annual Fowl Supper. An avid curler, Ruby often curled in the local mixed Bonspiel (on Cecil’s rink, of course). In 1968, the family moved to Brandon. Ruby became involved in many activities at Knox United Church, serving on committees, visiting new families and those in nursing homes. She was leader of Chapel Fellowship Unit for many years and an active participant at Busy-Hands Quilting, making crib quilts and knitting hundreds of pairs of mitts for local charities and shelters. After Cecil’s death in a traffic accident in 1974, Ruby began to research the family history. Over the years, she discovered many connections in far-flung corners of the globe and has enjoyed a long and rich correspondence with many of her new found cousins. Ruby was an avid gardener. Her vegetable garden produced bountifully and she took great pride in her many varieties of flowers. Ruby’s health began to decline in 2011. After a series of strokes and a diagnosis of colon cancer, Ruby was admitted to the Assiniboine Centre in April 2012, where she received generous and compassionate care from the staff. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Ruby’s doctors and all her care givers. Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 451 18th Street, Brandon on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Craig Miller will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations in memory of Ruby be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7, the Canadian Cancer Society – Manitoba Division, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8, Knox United Church, 451 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5A9 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – Assiniboine Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
MARTIN: Doreen Elaine. Doreen passed away peacefully with her children by her side at the Rosedale Hospice in Calgary, AB on December 21, 2012 at the age of 80 years. She was born on March 14, 1932 on a farm near Lake Alma, SK. In September 1937 she moved with her Mom and Dad and seven siblings by train to the Houston District of MB. At the age of 17 she took a hairdressing course in Kenora, ON and set up a successful salon in Reston, MB. She later moved to Portage la Prairie, MB to continue her hairdressing career. She married Gordon Russell on September 1, 1962 in Melita, MB where she and Gordon worked at the family business, Russell Electric. On February 27, 1965 twins Rodney and Karla were born. In 1967 they moved to Roblin, MB where they owned and operated the Saturn Hotel until 1970 when they moved to Killarney, MB, still in the hotel business. In 1976 they moved to Brandon, MB and bought the Western Motel. Gordon passed away suddenly in 1978 at the age of 52. Doreen continued to operatethe business for a few more years then sold. She married Hugh Martin in 1996 and sadly, he passed away March 28, 1997. In June 1998 Doreen moved to Calgary, where her children resided. In Calgary she enjoyed her family, golf, baking and giving to others. She is survived by her children Rodney and Karla (Trevor Brooks); brothers Clair (Dorothy), Vilas (Vivian) and Duane (Sharon); sister Wanda (Jim Lees) as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Doreen was predeceased by her parents Levi and Elsie Anderson; husbands Gordon and Hugh; brothers Earl, Hilton and Bud and sisters Florence and June. She will be remembered for her free spirit, zest for life, good food and laughter around the kitchen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Rosedale Hospice, 920 -7A Street NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3J3 or to a charity dear to your heart. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332 – 8th Street, Brandon, MB with interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
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Foster’s Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium. Phone 403-297-0888.
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LESLIE: Henry Leslie passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Son of Stanley and Verna Leslie, Henry was born in Saskatchewan. He lived most of his life in Brandon and the surrounding area. Henry was predeceased by his parents and brother, Robert. He leaves to mourn his wife Jean, children Ronald, Kenneth, Karen, Dennis, Glennis and their spouses, 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, brother Vern (Ruby) and family. Henry was a good friend to all and loved by his family. He enjoyed hobby farming and the outdoors. Thank you to Palliative Care for your care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Meredith and staff. Thank you to family and friends for your love and support. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in memory of Henry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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KENNEDY: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and husband, David Arnold Kennedy aged 75 years on December 13, 2012 at Assiniboine Hospital in Brandon, Manitoba. Left to cherish David’s memory are his loving wife, Doreen; son, Tim and daughter-in-law, Mary-Anne and grandsons, Brandon and Kiran, along with the many family and friends he had touched. Dave was an exuberant man who always made you laugh with his many jokes and wonderful stories. You could find him out fishing, in his truck taking in the countryside or taking his chances at bingo. He was a man who believed in a honest day work. Although he had many obstacles in his life, his courage and determination to succeed will be forever be remembered. A memorial service was held on December 18, 2012 at Memories Chapel. Dave would have been thankful for your love and support you have provided the family. We leave it to Dave to say ... “ You may say your have Winter in your hair but Summer in your heart, But if you don’t put some Spring in your step, you will be here until Fall”
JOHNSTON: Annie “Marlene” Johnston (nee Porritt), beloved wife of the late Orland Johnston, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Brandon, Manitoba. Left to mourn are: daughter Cheryl Couturier of Brandon, Manitoba; son Neil (Shirley) of Perth, Ontario; granddaughters Danielle and Stephanie Couturier and GG’s little angel, great granddaughter Grace Couturier. Cremation has taken place. A graveside and interment service will be held at a later date at Port Dover, Ontario.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
HUBER: Lloyd H. Huber of Brandon, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the age of 60 years. A service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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