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CLARK: Wilfred Alexander Clark of Brandon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the age of 72 years. In keeping with Wilf’s wishes, cremation will take place with a private graveside service to be held at Bethel Cemetery in Treherne, MB. Donations in memory of Wilf may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Cancer Services,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ADAMS: Lillian Ruth Adams of Hillcrest Place went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 23, 2014 at the age of 94. Ruth was born May 24, 1920 in Shellmouth Municipality, Inglis, Manitoba to Herb and Jessie Adams. She attended Thundercreek School until grade 9 and completed her grade 12 at Russell High School. She took her nurses' training at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. She worked at Concordia Hospital and then North Vancouver Hospital before joining the Canadian Army in Vancouver where she worked in an Army Hospital as well as a TB Sanitorium at Tranquille, B.C. After her request for a discharge from the Army was granted, Ruth moved to Winnipeg. It was there she came to know the Lord at age 26. She felt God calling her to the mission field and in preparation for going she attended Winnipeg Bible College for three years. Ruth was accepted by CIM/01V1F in 1949 and was in China from 1950-1952. She was reassigned to Thailand in 1952. While in Thailand, she worked with leprosy patients and she was the matron of an 80 bed hospital. In 1983, Ruth returned to Canada and officially retired in 1985. Over the years, Bethesda Church in Winnipeg supported her missionary work. Ruth lived with her sister, Irene Donogh following her return to Canada. She attended McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church and was a chaplain at the Brandon General Hospital for several years. She was a gracious hostess and enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and picking berries. Ruth and Irene travelled to the UK and also Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. The highlight was visiting Manorom Hospital and the places where Ruth had spent her years as a missionary. She was predeceased by her parents Herb and Jessie Adams, her sister Irene Donogh and brother-in-law Harold Donogh. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her niece Faye (Neil) Rempel and their sons Tim (Toni) Rempel and daughter Eve, and Rhett (Liz) Rempel. The family is so grateful for the love, care and compassion Ruth received while living at Hillcrest Place. A service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg, MB. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 5155 Spectrum Way, Bldg. 21, Mississauga, ON, L4W 5A1 or to a charity of choice.
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MAGOTIAUX: Octave Magotiaux of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Irene Magotiaux and father of Cheryl, Edward, Larry, Joanne, Raymond and Richard passed away at Virden Health Centre, Tuesday; October 21, 2014 at the age of 95 years. Funeral service arrangements will be private. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. An Evening Prayer Vigil will be held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Tuesday; October 28th at 7:30 p.m. All family and friends are welcome to attend this service. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Virden and Area Palliative Care, P.O. Box 400 Virden, MB R0M 2C0 in memory of Octave.
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REEVES: August 15, 1943- October 21, 2014. On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Beverly Eileen Reeves passed away peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 71 years. Left to lovingly remember Bev are her partner Dave Ashmore, mother, Lavina Agnes Reeves of Brandon, siblings, Donald Reeves (Sheila) of Kitimat BC, Gail Stringer (Evan) of Calgary AB, Barbara Vermette (Mike) of Comox BC, and Susan Grove (John) of Ottawa ON, along with many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins and their families all of whom she loved dearly. She was also the honorary Auntie Bev to the children of several of her friends. Bev was kind and generous with a big warm heart. She had many friends who will miss her dearly, among them are the Hedge Hogs, Pot Luck Gals, Golden Gate Group and Cruise Ladies. She was predeceased by her father, Harry Handley Reeves. Beverly graduated from Brandon College and taught in Flin Flon, Brandon and several schools in St. James. She and Thelma Jean Wood shared their education and teaching paths from high school and remained steadfast and loving friends. Bev was active in and well respected for her contributions to the St James Teachers’ Association. After retiring from teaching, she was involved in the Canadian Taxpayers Association and tutored with Partners for Learning where she enjoyed the interaction with her students and thought she helped them achieve their goals. In compliance with Beverly’s wishes, no Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements.
ROBERTSON: Wayne A. (July 11, 1940 – October 11, 2014). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne A. Robertson at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB. Wayne was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Wayne will always be remembered and loved by his wife Belle Robertson; children Dan (Stacie), Lori (Ted) and Guy (Larysa) and grandchildren Ryan, Blair, Lane, Hayden and Trey. Wayne will also be sorely missed by his sister Darlene Barnett (David) and countless brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. He was the kind of person that if you met him, he was hard not to like and respect. Wayne was born in Grandview, MB and throughout his career with the Manitoba Telephone System lived in Dauphin, Thompson and finally Brandon where he lived for the last 44 years. He also had a passion for sports in general, but more specifically with baseball and hockey. His children’s involvement in sport led Wayne down the path of organizing, coaching and managing various sports and events. From 1989 – 2004, he was integral in chairing, organizing and managing several top-level events and teams (Purolator Cup Hockey Championships, World Youth Baseball, Air Canada Hockey Championships, World Junior Hockey, Canada Special Olympic Games, AAA Midget Wheat Kings) to name a few. Wayne loved watching his grandchildren participate in their activities and could be found at a ball field, soccer pitch or basketball court in Pemberton, BC, the Westman Centennial Auditorium in Brandon, MB, or in Oakbank enjoying his grandchildren and their lives. You will be forever in our hearts and we will never forget your love for your family and your passion for life and sports. Dad has been called up to the Big Leagues now and we are confident that he is sitting with his dad, Alec, and Sparky Anderson watching the MLB World Series and talking about how they are going to get the Tigers into the World Series Next Year. A private interment was held on Saturday, October 18th with a Celebration of Life Service and reception that followed. In lieu of flowers, his family would greatly appreciate any donations made in his name to the BRHC Foundation Office (Cancer Services), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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SUMNER: Donald Sutherland Sumner, beloved husband of Betty and dear father of Diane, Roy and Ross, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on October 15, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Don was born in Virden, MB on August 11, 1928, the youngest of two sons born to Roy and Annie Sumner. Dad attended Public School and High School in Virden followed by his post-secondary education at Brandon University and University of Manitoba. He came to Brandon to pursue his teaching career. There, he served as Principal of Park, Linden Lanes and Meadows School, a career of 36 years. Dad and Mom met while they were both on Brandon teaching staff. They were married on July 20, 1957 and celebrated their 57th Wedding Anniversary this past July. Dad was a patient, gracious, kind and loving man. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who was always proud of his family and took great pride in the activities and achievements of his kids, grandkids and the students he taught throughout his teaching years. We always kidded Dad about having four seasons, curling, baseball, fishing and any outdoor activity. Some of the favourite pastimes he shared with Mom and their Black Lab, Sam, were canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, cross country skiing and gardening. Dad was very involved over the years with his passions for baseball and curling. In baseball, he was involved for over 60 years as a player, coach, administrator and statistician. He is in the Baseball Hall of Fame for both Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Dad worked the microphone for many Manitoba, Canadian and International baseball championships and was “the voice” of the Brandon Cloverleafs for many years. Dad was an active curler right up to the time of his passing, and was Secretary of the Brandon Curling Club for almost 50 years and Rink Manager for 15 years. Dad was an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association. In the past 28 years, he enjoyed his involvement with the Masters Super League of curling. Dad also played goal for the Brandon College CAPS and was honoured to be named to the Brandon University Hall of Fame. He treasured the life-long friendships he made in all these sporting activities. Dad had another career, fishing! He and his sons fished many, many Manitoba lakes and we as a family treasure our days spent at our family cabin at Clear Lake. Dad was a man of strong faith and long-time member of Knox United Church. Don was predeceased by his parents and an infant son. He is survived by his loving wife Betty; daughter Diane, son-in-law Jeff Thornton, granddaughter Lindsay, grandsons Doug, Sean, and Ben Thornton, all of Lethbridge, AB; son Roy, daughter-in-law Brenda (Williamson), granddaughters Taylor and Janelle of Winnipeg; son Ross, daughter-in-law Lynda (Baker), grandchildren Jessie and Grady of Brandon. Don is also survived by his brother Douglas Sumner and nephew, David, of Ottawa. In accordance with Dad’s wishes, a private family graveside celebration was held at the Virden Cemetery on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. We concluded our tribute with an impromptu singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” If friends desire, donations in memory of Don may be made to Kidsport, Sport Manitoba - Westman Region, Room 146, 340-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6C2; Brandon’s “Food for Thought” Program, 1031 - 6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4K5; The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or to a charity of choice.
Don was such a kind man who gave so much back to the community.He was a great role model andHeaven is so lucky to begetting such a fine soul!
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VANDERHART: Carol June Vanderhart of Minnedosa, MB passed away on October 23, 2014 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 60 years. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Minnedosa, MB with Pastor Andy Gilkinson officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the River’s Edge Recreation Park, Minnedosa, MB. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
WINTER: Grace Winter of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Heath Centre on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Grace was born in Yorkton, SK, the second youngest of five children. She grew up and attended school in Yorkton, where she began her career in retail sales, and met the love of her life, Bob Winter. They married in June of 1948. They had three daughters Barbara, Susan and Lou. Bob’s career took the family to Brandon, Morden, Souris, and then moved back to Brandon in 1971. Grace was very hard working and many businesses had the advantage of her sales skill and wit. She managed Reesor’s Jewellery in the Shopper’s Mall for several years and made many friends and acquaintances. She retired from retail sales, being a very caring “people person” she began volunteering at the Brandon Hospital. Grace was a skilled knitter and she enjoyed baking and was truly a “career shopper.” She and Bob spent many enjoyable summers with family and friends at their cabin at Clear Lake, it held a very special place in her heart. Grace was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1998, her daughter Barbara in 2007 and her lifelong friend, Iris Dangerfield in 2014. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Susan (Jim) Lechner of Saskatoon, Lou (Neil) Thorndycraft of Winnipeg and her many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and many friends. As per mom’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Grace may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, The Manitoba Chapter, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2 or to a charity of choice.
MotherYou can only have one motherPatient, kind and true.No other friend in all the worldWill be as true to you.
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WRATHALL: Evelyn Wrathall of Brandon, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Evelyn was born on September 6, 1927 in Bentham, Yorkshire, England, the youngest daughter of William Foster and Marion Peale Wrathall. Evelyn was a true believer in giving of herself and to charity. She worked over 50 years with I.O.D.E., 45 years with the Legion Auxiliary and served several years with the Nearly New Shop. Evelyn was a very benevolent person with a strong personality. She is survived by son Edward (Darla) and their adopted kids Addy and Dawson, sisters Dorothy and Nestor in England. She was predeceased by her husband Lindsay, parents William and Marion, her siblings Elma, Edward, John “Jack” and Agnes. A time of visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Paul Curtis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Nearly New Shop, 601-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4B3.
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SEXSMITH: Gert Sexsmith, beloved wife of the Late Robert James Sexsmith and loving mother of Doug, Lea and the Late Ken Sexsmith, passed away at WestMan Nursing Home – Virden, Manitoba on Monday; October 20, 2014. Gert was in her 96th year. Evening Prayer Vigil will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden at 8:00 p.m. on Friday; October 24th. The Funeral Mass will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church – Virden at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday; October 25th with Fr. Eric Zadji officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the WestMan Nursing Home Remembrance Fund, P.O. Box 1630 Virden, MB R0M 2C0 in memory of Gert.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
KALMAKOFF: Peacefully, on Friday, October 17, 2014, William "Bill" Kalmakoff, age 68 years, passed away at his residence. A time of visitation will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (TODAY) from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service be held at Memories Chapel on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rachelle Wilk officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NICHOL: Lois E. “Tete” Nichol, beloved wife of the late Ken Nichol, beloved mother to Andrew, Rick, Goldie and Gwen died peacefully on October 20, 2014 at Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba, at the age of 85 years. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. In honour of Tete everyone is encouraged to wear red to the service. Private interment will take place at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Tete may be made to the Acute Care Nurses Lounge at Tri Lake Health Centre or to the Tri Lake Health Centre palliative Care Room; Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
MOON: Robert (Bob) 17/1/34- 18/10/14 (Melbourne). New South Wales, British Columbia, Manitoba, Minnesota, Queensland, Victoria - a life well lived. A life well philosophised. A life now complete. A man who was loved. A man who loved well. A very special man. Thank you for you. ~ Judy, Meaghan, Andrew, Petra, et al.In lieu of flowers please donate to Melbourne Brain Centre/The Florey Institute.
HIEBERT: It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the tragic passing of Kial Dale Hiebert at the age of 10 years on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Roblin, MB. Kial is survived by his parents Dale & Gina Hiebert, brothers Kent Miller, Jonathon Hiebert, Austin Hiebert and sister Breanne Hiebert. Kial is also survived by his grandparents Henry and Elvina Hiebert of Douglas, MB and Doug Ardithe McNabb of Grandview, MB. Kial has many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. A funeral service was held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastors Linda Macleod and Randy Moffit officiating. Eulogists were Darren and Tracy Grasby, with a special tribute from Kent Miller and a song written and performed by Kayla Luky as well as a musical selection by Kial’s grandfather’s choral trio. Laying Kial to rest and Grandview Memorial Gardens were pallbearers Mark Neudorf, Kayla McNabb, Scott McNabb, Jason Hiebert, Jared Hiebert and Warren McNabb. Honorary pallbearers were Brooklyn DaSilva, Tristen Neudorf, Aneesa Neudorf, Kaitlyn Hiebert, Aydan Hiebert, Kristan Hiebert, Hannah Hiebert, Camden Hiebert, Mason Reitsma, Madisson Garton, Kenzey Garton, Landyn Garton, Rylend Hiebert, Haley Hiebert, Makayla Hiebert, Diah Hiebert, Kyla Hiebert. A memorial fund in honor of Kial has been established at the Grandview Credit Union as flowers are gratefully declined.  
Forever in our hearts and we love you Kial ~ Godspeed…
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DRAKE: Lorna Drake, age 83 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Lorna is survived by daughters Chelta Peterson, Linda Howe, Peggy Drake, Veronica Miller and Nancy Wallace. The Ceremony to Celebrate Lorna's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Donations in memory of Lorna may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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