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GILSON: Elmer "Em" Gilson, age 89 died on July 13, 2013 at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home in Deloraine, Manitoba. In accordance with Em's wishes a private family graveside service will take place at Del-Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Em may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 83; Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0 or Delwynda Court Personal Care Home; Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com
Smith's Funeral Home, 204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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POMEROY: Mr. Andrew “Andy” Pomeroy of Brandon, formerly of Alexander, MB, passed away peacefully at his residence, Hillcrest Place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the age of 94. Funeral arrangements are pending. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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COPET: Irene, 84 years old, beloved mother of Paul, David and Richard, died at Hillcrest Place, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brandon, Manitoba on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Prayer service will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Interment of ashes in the Rosewood Cemetery. No flowers by request, in memory of Irene, donations may be made 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
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BAKER: Timothy Eugene Baker passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013 in Winnipeg at the age of 43 years. Tim is survived by his loving wife Marcie (Bilton) and cherished daughters Alexandra and Sydney and cuddly pup Sandy. Also surviving are his parents Eugene and Sarah Baker of Melita; sister Patti (Tom) Lewis of Boissevain and brother Tab (Marina) Baker of Prince George, BC; four nieces and four nephews; mother-in-law Ollie Bilton of Melita and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Tim’s life will be held at the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB., on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Barb Alston officiating. Interment will follow at the Melita Cemetery. If family and friends so desire, donations in memory of Tim can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association 930 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3G 0P8 or the Manitoba Wildlife Federation 70 Stevenson Road Winnipeg, MB R3H 0W7. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
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CHAPMAN: Raymond Arthur Chapman, beloved husband of the late Edna Chapman and father of the late Murray Chapman, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. A Celebration of Raymond’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Following the reception, a private family graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Raymond may be made to the Riverdale Community Gardens (RRFRC), Box 220, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WIEBE: It is with great sadness the family of Elizabeth “Betty” Wiebe announce her passing after a courageous battle with cancer at the Assiniboine Centre of Brandon, Manitoba on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the age of 72. Betty was born in Stockton, Manitoba on August 10, 1940, later as a young teenager, moving to Brandon. Betty is survived by her son Harold (Carola) Wiebe; granddaughters Jennifer (Mark) Wiebe, Nicole (DJ) Wiebe; brother Lloyd (Lynne) Leader; sister Janet (Mel) Mitchler; nieces Norma Slimmon (Dave), Cheryl (Chris) Hastings; nephew Kevin Mitchler; great nephews Scott and Kyle Slimmon, Matthew Mitchler; great nieces Samantha and Jodi-Lynn Mitchler, Breanna Slimmon and Jada Sereda. She was predeceased by her parents Mae and Harry Leader. As per Betty’s request a small family memorial was held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. If family and friends so desire, donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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SHANNACAPPO: Dennis Francis Shannacappo beloved husband of Debbie, of Rolling River First Nation passed away at his residence on July 11, 2013 at the age of 58 years. Wake will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Southquill Hall, Rolling River First Nation with Traditional Feast to follow at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place Monday, July 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Southquill Hall, Rolling River First Nation. Interment will take place at Catholic Cemetery, Rolling River First Nation. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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MANASTYR: George Samuel Manastyr of Brandon, Manitoba passed away peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. George was born in Geraldton, Ontario on June 18, 1941; moved with the family to Winnipeg then Riverton and finally, back to Winnipeg. A year or so later, George decided to move to Simcoe, Ontario to work for a few years. He came back home to Winnipeg in 1971, shortly after the passing of his father. Before moving to Brandon in 2003, George lived in Winnipeg and worked at Motor Coach Industries Ltd. as a Team Leader on the assembly line. George enjoyed his work, loved puttering around in the garden, and family gatherings, especially those that came together with a good game of cards. He always had a kind word and was willing to help anyone in need. He had a special fondness for family pets with the most recent being his cat Snickers, who was adopted into the loving family of one of his cousins upon his move to personal care. George was predeceased by his father, Maxwell and his mother, Kathleen. He is survived by his sisters Donalda (Walter Bonkowski) and Joan (Robert Yanchycki), his nephews and nieces: Wesley Bonkowski (Jacquie), Teresa Dillabough (Mike), Trevor Bonkowski (Marilyn), Erin Yanchycki (Bonnie), Phillip Yanchycki (Tania), Joshua Yanchycki (Jaclyn), Janna Lenius (Dennis) and all his great-nephews and nieces. A celebration of George's life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue in Brandon, Manitoba on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating. Urn placement will follow in the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or Grace Lutheran Church,3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7B 3P3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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KUCH: Bill Kuch was born on Feb. 3 1936 at Marco, MB. He died peacefully on June 14 2013 at the Russell and District Health Centre in Palliative Care. Bill is remembered by his brother Paul (Marlene) Kuch and his sister-in-law Mary Kuch and one nephew and three nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Mary Kuch, brothers Sam, John and brother Stephen in infancy. Bill farmed in the Birtle area for many years with his brother Sam. He was a good neighbour, a loyal friend and was well respected. He will be remembered for his hospitality and kindness. He was a true gentleman. Special thanks to Dr. Pieterse, the nursing staff at the Russell and District Health Centre and to the Birtle Transitional Care Unit staff for their compassionate care of Bill. Thanks also to the Dr. Bashir and the Brandon Cancer Care Centre for their professional guidance. Heartfelt appreciation to Charles Bertram, Gloria Fleury, Edmore Thomas and Barry Fleury for their support and friendship to Bill and the Kuch family. The funeral service was held on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 11:00 am from St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Birtle with Father Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. Interment followed in St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Shoal Lake, MB. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Birtle Palliative Care or the Russell Palliative Care SunRoom project. Braendle Bruce Funeral Service of Russell was in care of the arrangements.
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HABLUETZEL (Humphries): Caroline Habluetzel, age 46 died of cancer on May 13, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Murray Humphries and sons Samuel (age 9) and Benjamin (age 5) of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, her parents-in-law Sid and Gail Humphries of Brandon, sister-in-law Heather (Dave) Smith of Calgary as well as her mother and brothers in Switzerland. Please join us at an evening to honour Caroline’s life on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm at Riverview Curling Club, 420 Maryland Avenue, Brandon. All ages welcome.
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FRENCH: Alice Masak French (nee Smith), beloved wife of Dominick French. Alice Masak French, born on June 29, 1930 at Baille Island, NWT, died on July 5, 2013 at the Souris Health Centre near her home in Souris, Manitoba. She is mourned by her beloved husband of 53 years, Dominick, her surviving sons Charles (Rosie) and Daniel Nahogaloak of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, daughter Carole (David) Kravitz of Yellowknife, NT, son Barry (Ann) French of Stockton, MB and daughter Katherine (Colin) Goring of Alexander, MB. She has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wise and wonderful lady who will be sorely missed. In addition to her many accomplishments as an artist and craftsperson, she was also the author of two books, My Name is Masak and The Restless Nomad, that told the story of her early life growing up in the Mackenzie Delta Region of the Northwest Territories and her later life, adventures and travels. Included in her stories is a recounting of her life in the Anglican Mission residential school system in Aklavik. She is also the author of numerous poems. Masak was pleased to share her story and the culture of the Inuit with school children in the Manitoba, Alberta, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. She was an enthusiastic supporter of Aboriginal Day ceremonies wherever she was living which included Souris for the last six years. She was well known in the other places she lived including Churchill, Grand Rapids, Boissevain, Pinawa and Lac Du Bonnet in Manitoba and Medicine Hat, Alberta, Wexford, Ireland and all around the Mackenzie Delta and Cambridge Bay. She is also survived by her brothers Tommy and Duane Smith, sister Vicky of Inuvik, NT, sisters Lily and Rhoda of Alaska, and her two special nieces, Laverna Smith of Tuktoyaktuk, NT and Shirley Smith. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Faith Community Baptist Church Souris, Manitoba with Rev. Don Oddie officiating. In memory of Alice donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre c/o ARHA, Box 10 Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
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FISHER: It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Patricia Dawn Fisher on June 20, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. Pat was born in Brandon Hospital on October 11, 1963. She attended Boissevain School and later obtained her G.E.D. She was a Nurse’s Aide and spent many years working at Dinsdale Nursing Home and then Family Visions in Brandon. She loved working with seniors and disabled individuals. Due to health issues, she was unable to continue working. Pat treasured her many friends she made through her work life. Pat was a devoted mother to her two daughters Josie and Michelle. Her world was her grandchildren, Joshua and Kassidy. Pat also enjoyed playing bingo, shopping, camping and activities with her children.Her favourite singer was Johnny Reid and she found comfort in his song “Thank You”. Pat was predeceased by her grandparents Herb and Ida Barwick, Clair and Minnie Fisher and her Aunt Fran. She is survived by her parents Clayton and Yvonne Fisher of Boissevain; daughter Josie (Rylan) and grandchildren Joshua and Kassidy of Edmonton; daughter Michelle of Boissevain; sister Debbie (Kelly) Folk and nephew Nathan of Brandon; her fiancé Mark Canada of Killarney; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Donations may be made in memory of Pat to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon Manitoba R7A 2W8 or the Boissevain Health Auxiliary, Boissevain, Manitoba. Funeral arrangements by Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba.
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COCHRANE: (1918 – 2013) Dad was born Arthur Ernest Cochrane in Elgin District on November 26, 1918 and died in his 94th year on July 8, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife Maim Cochrane (Cassils) on December 9, 2007; and is survived by daughters Vonda (Gary Cranswick) and Marleen (Kent Church); granddaughters Kelly Cranswick (Russell Burton) and Jodi Cranswick (Bruce Bowie); step grandchildren Robert Church and Corin Jorgenson; great grandchildren Sophie and Jack Burton and Eric and Cori Jorgenson. Also survived by brothers Lloyd and Ossie and sister Donalda Neufeld. He was predeceased by brothers William, Eldon and Ken and sisters Norma Davis and Marjorie Murphy. Dad enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 and was posted to No. 12 Airport, north of Brandon until his discharge in January 1946. After the war Dad and Mom moved from Brandon to Elgin where they farmed for one year before purchasing a Grocery Store in Elgin. They sold the store in 1957 when Dad started his career with Manitoba Pool Elevators where he worked as a grain buyer in Moore Park and Boissevain and a District Manager in Morden, Virden and Brandon. He retired in 1983. After retiring, Dad and Mom travelled to many locations and spent many winters in Edinburg, Texas. During the summers Dad loved to golf and even got a hole in one on the 3rd hole at Glen Lea Golf Course. He spent many falls hauling grain for his son-in-law Gary. For the past five years Dad resided at Victoria Landing where he participated in many activities and outings and loved his evening card games. He also enjoyed watching Blue Jay baseball and curling. Our Dad was a man of few words who valued honesty and integrity in all. He was the true definition of a family man, putting his family first in everything he did. Private interment will take place at a later date at Elgin Cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Art may be made to Elgin Cemetery, c/o P.O. Box 53, Minto, MB, R0K 1M0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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CHAPMAN: Raymond Arthur Chapman, beloved husband of the late Edna Chapman and father of the late Murray Chapman, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. A Celebration of Raymond’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Following the reception, a private family graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Raymond may be made to the Riverdale Community Gardens (RRFRC), Box 220, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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McKINNON: Florence Kathleen McKinnon 1918 – 2013. Florence McKinnon, formerly of Minnedosa, Man. passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Estevan, Sask. on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Florence is survived by her loving family: daughters, Merle (Ken) Arbuckle of New Sarepta, Alta., Linda Gordon of Arcola, Sask. and Kathy (Dwain) Davis of Arcola; grandchildren, Scott (Beth) Arbuckle, Tim (Shauna) Arbuckle, Kelly (Amanda) Arbuckle, Ron Gordon, Billie (Todd) Rolufs, Jane Gordon (Roy Munns), Rayen (Holly) Davis and Chris (Carole) Davis; 17 great grandchildren; sister Betty McLaren of Winnipeg, Man.; three sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband William McKinnon; three children, Glen McKinnon and two infants. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (Man. time) at the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Man. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery prior to the service. Those so wishing may make donations to a local charity of choice in memory of Florence. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, and Minnedosa Funeral Service.
Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.hallfuneralservices.ca
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