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SCOTT: Elizabeth (Beth) W. Scott (Bland). Beth passed away on March 6, 2014 at the age of 94. She had been living at Fairview Home for less than one year at the time of her death. She is survived by her son Elliott, daughter-in-law Kathy and grandchildren Kristina, Brendan and Jordan and her sister Ruth and brother- in-law Lin. Beth was born in Brandon on December 18, 1919 and lived her whole life here. Her mother Winnie was an early English settler to Saskatchewan having arrived there at about 14 years of age prior to moving to Brandon. Her father Arthur was an engineer with the CPR. Beth and her mother were very active members of St. Mary’s Anglican Church where they both sang in the choir and Beth directed the Junior Choir. She also played the organ frequently and sang in the Western Manitoba Philharmonic Choir. She also participated in the Girl Guides with her dear friend Beth worked at the law offices of Meighen and Ccompany for many years and it was here that she met Gordon Scott. They married in 1949 and had one son, Elliott. During her many years at the Law office she regularly took shorthand notes at court due to her skill at both Gregg and Pitman methods. Every evening she was at the typewriter transcribing her shorthand notes for the lawyers in the office. After leaving the law office Beth moved to Earl Haig School and worked in the school office as secretary to the principal until 1985 when she took full Beth had several enjoyable trips back to England to visit relatives of her mother and father still living there. She had many hobbies and was constantly sewing her own clothes, which she did very well. She also played piano and organ and sang for many years. In her younger years she and good friend Edith Hayden recorded a 78rpm record together, although it didn’t make the top 10! Beth, Gordon and Elliott made yearly trips to Denver Colorado to visit with Gordon’s mother, sister Pearl and cousins Cheryl and Karen where we all had many memorable experiences and where relatives still live. Beth had a very good life even after Gordon passed away in 1977, living on her own for another 37 years with hardly a day of illness. In fact when she was asked in the hospital if she had ever had an operation, she replied that “yes she had her tonsils out in 1925 on the dining room table”. A remarkably long, healthy and fulfilling life. Cremation has taken place and remembrance service will be planned fo late April or May at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.
PARKER: Mary (Pat) née Burrill, died peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home March 5, 2014, at the age of 103. Pat was born on the family farm near Elgin on August 28, 1910. She married her lifelong partner, Harold Parker, on September 15, 1941. They were happily married for 66 years and she marveled at how they never had an argument. Pat worked at Eaton’s in Winnipeg and Brandon. Pat and Harold, along with Harold’s brother, Earl and his wife, Melba, bought the General Store and Post Office in Beresford, Manitoba. They operated it for 20 years. Many people got to enjoy Pat’s delicious baking. Pat enjoyed working at jewelry and craft stores after they moved to Brandon in the early 60’s. She decorated many beautiful wedding cakes and was an excellent seamstress. Pat enjoyed making crafts and she and Harold traveled Manitoba to many craft sales. Later in her life, she enjoyed golfing with Harold and road trips throughout Canada, the States and Mexico. Pat and Harold enjoyed playing cards with their friends and spent many Sunday’s playing cards with their great-great-nephews, Bill and Brian McRae, who were like grandsons to them. Pat will be sadly missed by brother-in-law Bill Hale, nieces Harriett Lewarne, Kathleen Levesque, Sue Johnston and Dianne Stawychny, nephews Wayne and Del Pringle, Norman and Paul Levesque, Alan Hale, Bill and Bob Sheldon, great-nephew Larry and Teresa McRae and their son Brian and many great nieces and nephews. Pat was pre-deceased by her parents Emily and Norm Burrill, brothers Alfred and Bruce, sisters Beulah, Etta, Gladys, Mildred, Rose and Velma, nieces Margaret McRae and Melva Ballance, brother-in-law Earl, sisters-in-law Melba Parker and Pearl Sheldon and great-great-nephew Bill McRae. A service was held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home with great-niece Kim Lewarne officiating. Burial took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Friday March 7, 2014. If friends desire, donations in memory of Pat may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Pat’s family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Thank you to Sonny and Lisa at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home for looking after the arrangements. Kim Lewarne, thank you for the beautiful heartfelt tribute to Aunt Pat. She would have been very proud of you.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PACHECO: Rafael Pacheco, beloved husband of Ashley and dear father of Sammy, Akira and Phylex, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 34 years. A service to celebrate Rafael’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund established for his children at Investor’s Group, 857-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MORROW: John Roe Morrow (Jack) October 3, 1931- March 6, 2014. Jack passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jack leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife Olga of 23 years. His children, son Robert John (Sandra Geddes), Liam & Katie; daughter, Laura Louise (Dave Davies), Julian Morrow Gray (Carolyn) & Ryan, Anton Morrow Gray, Brendan Morrow Gray, brother, Bob (Barb); nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins. Also his stepsons, Richard and Wilfred Rupp. Jack was predeceased by his parents John Charles Morrow and Violet Jane Roe; his sister Grace Imelda Winton; and Mabel, mother of his children. Jack was born in Yorkton, SK. The family moved to Raymore, SK to run the Raymore Hotel. He attended school in Raymore and Campion College in Regina. Jack articled with Deloitte’s in Regina and attained his C. A. designation in 1956. In 1957 Jack moved his family to Virden, MB to practice with Gordon Horne. In 1963, Jack formed the firm Morrow Leckie. Jack moved to Brandon, Mb in 1973 to join Meyers Norris Penny & Co. He transferred to the Winnipeg office in 1983 as managing and tax partner. Jack retired from MNP in 1991. During his retirement, Jack & Olga spent many happy winters in Florida. Heartfelt thanks to the doctors, Nurses and Aides from 3 south, Grace Hospital who provided great comfort to Jack. Thanks also to Olga’s Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Chapter for their tremendous support; Margarete & Vic; Kathy & Barry. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Manitoba CancerCare, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or a charity of choice. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of Jack’s life on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery).Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 204-949-2200.
GODON: Jane L. Godon (nee Hastings), beloved wife of Francis, died March 12, 2014 at the Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, MB at the age of 87 years. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Family Worship Centre, Boissevain, MB at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, MB. Donations in memory of Jane may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
MacAULAY: It is with sadness that the family of Ronald Dale MacAulay, age 66 years, beloved husband of Patricia and father of Aaron (Meagan), regrettably announce his passing in Brandon on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Ron is survived by his three brothers Wayne, Ken and Gary and sister Faye, whom he grew up with in Pilot Mound. Ron moved to Brandon to finish school and later married Pat in 1971. Since then Ron devoted his life to providing for his family, spending weekends at hockey rinks and baseball diamonds with his son and always helping those close to him. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ron’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ron may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ENNIS: Irene Ennis passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the age of 90 years, just three days after her birthday. Irene was born in Brandon, Manitoba on March 3, 1924. She grew up in Brandon along with her six siblings. She married William John Ennis on June 12, 1946. They had five daughters, Anne, Florence, Sandy, Diane and another daughter who died in infancy. She was predeceased by parents Herbert and Florence Gratton, her husband Jack, daughter Florence (Jacques) Tremblay, sister Florence and brothers Austin, Leslie and William. She leaves to cherish her memory her three daughters Anne (Dale) Remezoff, Sandy (Malcolm) Thomas and Diane Desmarais. Grandchildren Carry (Rae) Oertel and family, Jamie (Gavin) Reynolds and family, Roger Tremblay, Dana (Colin) Drohan, Darcy and Duane (Tera) Ennis, Derek, Angela and Billy Desmarais, Brandi, Bridget, and David Thomas, twenty nine great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. She loved playing bingo, cards, and making crafts with her friends at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Thanks to the staff at Rideau Park for making her last days a memory we will never forget. Thanks to Carry, Jamie, Anne, Roger, Sarena, Bev and Joyce for all their help in making this day happen. Funeral service was held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Brockie Donovan Chapel, in Brandon, Manitoba. Graveside followed at Brandon Cemetery. Reception was held at Bethel Christian Assembly. Memorial donations can be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 1R8 or to the Manitoba Lung Association, Suite 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DEBASSIGE: Ross Alexander September 9, 1940 - March 7, 2014. Our father, brother and Grandpa Ross said "we'll be talking to you later."
Ross was predeceased by his loving wife Florence, and leaves his children, Russell (Debbie), Janice Pulak (Darren), Marilyn Schroeder (Roger), Matthew, and Donna Brinkworth (Lyndon). Also left to cherish his memory are his siblings Doreen Beaudin, Mabel Roy, Mervin Debassige, Bud Debassige, grandchildren Daniel, Dawson, Derek and Calista Debassige. Ross will also be missed by many foster grandchildren and his numerous nieces and nephews. Ross was born and raised in M'Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island, Ontario as one of 18 siblings. He grew up with a great appreciation of nature and enjoyed exploring the wilderness. This love of the outdoors continued after marrying the love of his life, Florence, and moving to Thompson, MB where they raised their five children. Even though he worked 33 years underground at INCO he found time to spend with his family, fishing, hunting, boating and camping, and taught his children to be loving, happy and independent. After retiring, Ross moved to Brandon and eventually settled in Erickson, MB. He continued to enjoy spending time touring the countryside and sharing and creating memories with his family. He will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor, charm and being polite. His family thanks Dr. Jason Beiko and the staff at SICU and PACU at Health Sciences Centre as well as Brandon General Hospital. Ross requested a cremation but for no service to be held. Family will lay his ashes in the spring at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon, MB. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
DRYDEN: Kathleen Marion Dryden (née Connolly), beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Dryden, passed away peacefully at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Kathleen will be lovingly remembered by her children, Linda (Al) Friesen, Brenda (Howard) Griffith, John (Betty) Dryden and Ken (Vera) Dryden, ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or to Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CHARLES: Raymond Andrew Charles - March 1, 1961 – February 16, 2014. Raymond passed away on February 16, 2014 at the Brandon General Hospital after he collapsed at a family gathering near Grande Clairiere, MB. Ray was born March 2, 1961 in Weyburn, SK to Eugene and Eliza Charles of Alida, SK. He lived with is birth parents and siblings Lorraine (Simmons), Robert, Rene and Cecille (Harrison) for one year. Raymond became a member of the Henry and Beatrice Charles family in March of 1962. He grew up on a farm near Grande Clairiere with his sisters Dianna (Freeman), Shirley (Dunn), Nancy (Elliott) and brother Mark. Ray attended school in Hartney, Elgin, and Souris Manitoba, in the Special Education Program. He left home young and got his first job working for a farmer in Saskatchewan. He later worked for Saputo Cheese in Souris for eighteen years, until he had to quit due to mental illness. Ray married Doris Martyn in 1982 divorced in 1996. They had two children: Barbara in 1984 and Michael in 1986. Barbara has three children Travis, Royce and Rachael. In the last few years Ray lived in Brandon and worked at Ventures. His roommates, the people at Ventures, Ray’s proctors and mental health case workers were his third family. Ray loved to fish, knit, listen to music, watch movies and buy and sell anything. He was especially proud of his Master Angler Fish and if he could buy a broken watch or clock “cheap” and get it working again. He was a member of the Fishing Group at Ventures and C.A.T.S. (Collectable and Thrifty Shoppers). Ray struggled with Paranoid Schizophrenia his whole life. His mind is now finally at rest. We will miss Ray dearly, but take some comfort that if he had to go so young; that he passed getting a cup of coffee on his way out for a cigarette, in a hunting lodge just a couple of miles from where he grew up, surrounded by people who loved him. A funeral Service was held in St. Jean’s Catholic Church in Grande Clairiere, MB, with Father John Okosun officiating. Interment fallowed in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Donations in memory of Raymond may be made to the Gaulin Foundatio ( A foundation dedicated to furthering education of people with mental illness) 2334 De Mexico, Laval, Quebec. H7 M 3C9 www.gaulinfoundation.org
BROWN: Leannie Brown, 1917 – 2014. On March 7, 2014 at the age of 97, our much loved Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and Great Great Grandma left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior. Her children were with her all during her weeklong stay at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She had never been alone during her life and we wanted to be with her to ease her journey into the next world. Mom was born January 20, 1917 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Gerhard and Marie Krahn, moving with her parents to Saskatchewan at age one. Three sisters and six brothers soon joined the family. Mom leaves to mourn and will be dearly missed by two brothers Gerry and Pete and their families in California and one very special sister Myrle in Arizona. Mom was predeceased by our dad, Joseph Brown in 1986. He always told mom his life began when he and mom married and they raised their large family. Their daughter Shirley died tragically in 1952, grandsons Brent in 1999, Michael in 2005, and Barry in 2012. Mom will be dearly missed as she was loved and adored by her large family: Marlene (Richard), Ken (Mary), John (Darlene), Betty (Dick), Stephen (Karen), Edna (Herb), Beven (Connie), Beverly (Bill); nineteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren and two great great grandsons. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Mom came to Manitoba to work for a young farmer, meeting and marrying our dad in 1940. They spent the next twenty-seven years farming and raising their family in the Helston District of Manitoba, retiring to Gladstone in 1967. Mom worked at the hospital in Gladstone until moving to Brandon in 1972 where she worked at Twin Pines Motel for a couple of years. Mom was thrilled to be able to travel to Europe for two weeks, do an Alaskan Cruise, and visit California, B.C., Alberta and Ottawa many times. After her travelling days were done she really enjoyed road trips around Manitoba. She and her girls, and usually a friend, would take a yearly trip down memory lane around the old farm and surrounding country. Lunches out were another large pleasure for her. Mom was a long term member of McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church enjoying the fellowship of her church family. She took part in the Bible Study for many years, her last Bible Study being Tuesday, the day of her fall. Mom moved into Lions Manor ten years ago and enjoyed friendships with morning coffee girls, six days of the week as well as the sing-a-longs, special performances by visiting groups and in house entertainment. Thank you to all the “Lions’ Folk” for their kindness and friendship to mom through the years. Thank you to Dr. Deong for her kindness and compassion through the years. Funeral Service was held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pastor Earl Ricalton officiated. Interment followed at Gladstone Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in memory of Leannie may be made to McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, Manitoba R7B 2H6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SEDGWICK: Eleanor Margaret Sedgwick, November 26, 1924 – February 23, 2014. With family by her side, Eleanor Margaret Sedgwick’s life journey ended on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the age of 89 years, Hamiota, MB. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 66 years, Thomas, daughters Sandra Todd (Barry)Winnipeg, Marlene Smith (Allan), Hamiota; grandchildren Stacey Wan (Carl), Ottawa Heather Flett, (Tristan) Winnipeg, Kent Smith, (Yvonne), Winnipeg, and Michael Smith, (Kim) Brandon, along with great- grandchildren Audrey Wan, Adrian & Brady Flett, Kennedy &Mikaela Smith, and her sister Mary Hamilton, Carnduff, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, Gus and Olive Shier and infant grandson Mark Smith. Eleanor was born Nov. 26, 1924, and raised on the family farm at Carnduff, SK. She journeyed to Winnipeg to continue her education at Angus Business College. While in Winnipeg she met her future husband, Tom. They were married in the evening of June 26th, 1947, at Young United Church, Winnipeg. Five years later, Tom and Eleanor left their city jobs to pursue their dream of farming. They returned to the Hamiota area where Tom was raised. While farming, Tom and Eleanor were a true partnership. Tom excelled at crop production while Eleanor managed the farm accounts and household. Their success was built on a foundation of hard work and determination. Once the children were in school, Eleanor worked as a legal secretary in Hamiota. Even so she always found the time to maintain an immaculate home, grow a bountiful garden, and nurture lovely flower gardens. She loved the frequent visits of grandchildren who have fond memories of those visits, including games of checkers and monopoly, rounds of golf and fun days at Hamiota Fair. She also enjoyed entertaining and socializing with friends and neighbours. In her spare time she loved to knit and read. Eleanor was well known for being efficient and for being able to get the job done. She believed that there was a place for everything and everything should be in its place. Eleanor was an avid traveller and together she and Tom visited many parts of Canada as well as many countries in Europe and beyond, including their favourite destination of Australia where they enjoyed extended winter vacations in later years. Eleanor contributed to her community through various roles with the Grace Rebekah Lodge, Red Cross Society, United Church Women’s Group, and for establishing the Hamiota Donor’s Choice - a method of raising funds for charities which is still in use today. For the past four years, due to progression and complications of Parkinson’s disease, Eleanor resided at Birch Residence Personal Care Home where she received care and support from the devoted staff. Eleanor’s life was honoured at a funeral service on Saturday, March 1st, 2014, at Hamiota United Church, followed by internment at Hamiota Cemetery. Grandchildren Stacey Wan and Kent Smith reflected on their Grandmother’s life. Grandaughter Heather Flett did a reading and Grandson Michael Smith carried her urn to its final place of rest in Hamiota Cemetery. Campbell Funeral Home capably and compassionately managed the arrangements. The family extend a special thanks to Dr. Karen Juce and the entire staff of Birch Lodge for their compassionate care. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Birch Lodge Equipment Fund.
WILCOX: Bernice born Elkhorn, MB October 10, 1918, died in Winnipeg, March 12, 2014. Sister to Ernie, Bdn., Lyle Winnipeg, Marie Sattler, Austin. Creamation has taken place. service at a later date in Elkhorn, MB.
HAYDEN: Shirley Anne Hayden, beloved wife of the late Andrew Hayden, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the age of 64 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
TWEED: Robert "Bob" Tweed, age 95, beloved husband of the late Elva, died March 11, 2014 at Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba. A memorial reception will be held at the Brendora Hall in Medora, Manitoba on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to Bayside Personal Care Home; Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0 or the Medora Cemetery Fund; Medora, Manitoba R0M 1K0
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