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FLEMINGTON: On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Portage District General Hospital, Melvin Lloyd Flemington of Portage la Prairie, widower of the late Babe Flemington passed away at the age of 78 years. A celebration of life will be held in the Magnolia Reception Centre of the Omega Funeral Home on Friday, May 9, 2014 starting at 2:00 pm. Interment will take place at a later date in the Brandon Cemetery. Melvin was predeceased by his parents, his wife, one stepson and one stepdaughter, he leaves to mourn his passing one stepdaughter, one sister and many nieces, nephews and friends. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Siloam Mission 300 Princess St., Winnipeg MB, R3B 1M3.
Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site
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BELL: Velma Irene Bell (nee Taylor) April 24, 1930 - April 4, 2014 passed away quietly at Talarico Place, a long term care facility in Castlegar, BC with her loving husband of 63 years and two of her sons, Dayna and John (Joe) by her side. She is survived by her husband John, her daughters Judy (Gary) Burgemeister and Susan (Douglas) Bartlett and sons Dayna (Cheryl Whittleton), Gerald (Mauri) and Joe (Samantha), one sister Jean McBride, fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren who will miss their "big Grams" very much. She is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Gladys Taylor, two sisters, Grace Taylor and Olive Meyers, and four brothers, Clifford, Harold, Andrew and Beverley (Bud). A Memorial Service was held at Glenwood Funeral Home, Sherwood Park, AB, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
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TAHHAN: Johnny Tahhan, age 61 years, beloved husband of Aida, father of Grace and Jamil, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Funeral Service will take place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Johnny may be made to Brandon Regional Health Center Foundation for Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SCHIEWE: Arnold passed away at the age of 91 on April 13, 2014. Arnold was born on March 21, 1923 in Lipton, SK, north of Fort Qu’Appelle, SK., where he lived on the family farm until the age of 14. He lived in Vancouver, BC briefly before returning to the farm. Arnold joined the R.C.A.F. and served from 1943-1945 (W.W. II). He then settled in Vancouver where he worked in retail & wholesale home furnishings. He married Helen Slawinski on August 16, 1946 and the two remained in the Vancouver area for the next 40 years. Upon retiring, they moved to Brandon in 1985. Arnold was predeceased by his wife Helen on July 3, 1999. He was also predeceased by his sisters Alma Horsewill, Evelyn Hair, brothers Edwin, Norman, Raymond, Herbert and Donald. He is survived by his sister Frieda Schiewe and brother Ken Schieve, sisters- in- law Jean Andrey, Joan Wolski, Geraldine Swiscoski and brother- in- law Bob Slawinski, as well as many nieces and nephews. Arnold spent many hours enjoying his garden, be it flowers or vegetables and always shared the fruits of his labour with family as well as the rabbits and many creatures who frequented his yard.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
ROSS: Winnifred “Winnie” Marie Ross (nee Myers). Winnie Ross (nee Myers), beloved wife of the late Ed Ross, of Treherne, MB, formerly of Brandon, MB passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Tiger Hills Manor in Treherne, MB at the age of 95 years. Left to mourn Winnie’s passing are daughters Carol (Glenn) Letts of Treherne, MB, Betty (Peter) Stratman and Marjorie Dunford of Winnipeg, MB, and son Jim (Jennifer) Ross of Victoria, BC, grandchildren Kate (John), Brennan, Aaron (Lesley), Christopher (Christina), Colleen (Jeff), Patrick (Noni), Julie, Sean (Ashlea) and Gary (Jennifer) and great-grandchildren Cole, Jill and Ivy. Winnie was predeceased by her husband Ed Ross, sisters Edith, Kate and Evelyn, and brothers Art, Frank, Ted & Jim. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment to follow in the Woodlands Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Winnie’s memory to The Tiger Hills Manor, Treherne, MB, R0G 2V0.
Online condolences may be made at
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Holland, MB in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380.
POULSON: Doreen Poulson of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Poulson, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, (204)-727-0694.
MIREAU: Lorna Iona Mireau (nee Watson). Lorna was born on May 21, 1920 in Roblin, Manitoba and died on April 29, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK, just a month short of 94. Lorna was predeceased by her husband, Ovila; her sisters, Marg, Beatrice, Lyla, Edith and brother, Harold. Left to mourn are her daughter, Marilyn (Jim) Joice and son, Lorne (Ruth) Mireau; as well as her grandchildren, Andrew, Tanya, Peter (Ashley), Greg, David (Cass), Simone (Dan) and great granddaughter, Olivia. As well, left to mourn are her brother-in-law, Ed (Sandy) and sister-in-law, Cecile. Lorna was a loving mom, dedicated wife, and devoted grandma. She was a meticulous seamstress, a wonderful cook and a master gardener. She recycled and composted long before it was fashionable. She used a hand tiller to work her garden, dug potatoes and pushed a snow shovel until she was 88. We celebrate a life lived well! The family would like to thank the staff of Amy McClure Place for providing a safe, structured and caring environment over the past couple of years. We would also like to thank the staff of Extendicare who provided compassionate care to our mom during her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amy McClure House (c/o McClure Place Foundation, 1825 McKercher Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N5) or Hartney United Church, Hartney, Manitoba. A Memorial Service for Lorna will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7th at McClure United Church (4025 Taylor St. East, Saskatoon, SK).
Arrangements in care of Lisa Ruf - Mourning Glory Funeral Services, Saskatoon, SK (306-978-5200)
MELNYK: It is with sadness, yet the family feels blessed that our mom, Verna Melnyk, age 87 years, passed away very peacefully at Fairview Home on April 30, 2014. Mom had dementia for the last several years. This January mom and dad decided to move into Fairview home where they were looked after excellently by the staff on the fifth floor. After a full day of activity the day before, mom got up early as usual at 6 AM. She got cleaned up and decided to lay down for a rest before breakfast, and passed away at 7:45 AM. She missed breakfast with dad. She will be sadly missed by her husband Steve of 71 and a half years. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Baba and other Baba. She is survived by her eldest son Mike and wife Pat, Son Fred (Patti), Grandsons Michael and wife Sandy, Tim and wife Colleen, Steven and wife Brittany, and Granddaughter Katherine, as well as great-grandchildren Mikaila and Nicholas Melnyk. Mom was born in Seech, Manitoba on January 15, 1927 to Paul and Mary Stadnyk. At a young age the family homesteaded in the Grandview area, where at the age of 15 she married dad, Steve Melnyk on Nov.21,1942. In the spring of 1943 they built their first log home. They remained in the area until they retired from the farm in 1967, moving to Brandon to their new home on Richmond Avenue where they remained together until they moved to Fairview. Upon retiring to Brandon, mom felt that she was too young to retire at age 40, she got a job as a nurse's aide at the old Assiniboine Hospital, and then moved over to the Brandon General from where she officially retired. Mom and dad were basically inseparable until mom's passing. They travelled in their truck and camper, as mom would say they were coast-to-coast in Canada in all directions and part of the USA. They love their mineral hot springs and I'm sure that they visited all that they could find. They built a cottage at Rossman Lake where they both spent hours fishing. They then bought a summer home in Watrous, Saskatchewan at the famous mineral spa, where they met many friends with the same aches and pains that they had. If the two of them were not fishing or swimming you would find them swinging in front of their home on Richmond Avenue. Mom was proud of her Ukrainian heritage, which she carried on to her passing day. She was famous for her Ukrainian Christmas suppers which consisted of 12 meatless dishes, and her Easter basket which she took to church and had blessed. She always made sure that the whole family was there to partake in the meal. If you came for a visit you did not leave without having some of mom's home cooked food. The only complaint she had with her new home at Fairview was she had no kitchen to feed anyone that came to visit. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 59 11th Street North on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda will be officiating. Pallbearers are Michael Melnyk, Tim Melnyk, Steven Melnyk, Katherine Melnyk, Mikaila Melnyk and Nicholas Melnyk. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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LITTLE: Roy James Little, beloved father of Karen Houck and Kevin Little, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 75 years. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Roy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McLAUGHLIN: Betty passed away on April 18th, 2014 following a lengthy illness at the age of 79 years. Betty was born in the Katrime District on December 21, 1934, and was the only child of Mabel and Roy McLaughlin. Betty went to elementary school in Katrime, followed by high school in MacGregor. After high school graduation, Betty attended Teacher’s College in Winnipeg. Her first teaching years were spent in Dauphin, she moved to Brandon where she taught mostly grades three and four until her retirement in June 1990. By attending summer schools and night courses, Betty completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1965 and Bachelor of Education Degree in 1972. Betty enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world with her companions Mary and Nancy Bunting (now deceased) and Marg Hood. When health issues plagued Betty, she gave up traveling and began bowling and playing bridge. She loved to read books, and as most of her friends know, she had several book cases of unread books to read in her retirement. Betty was a lover of jewelry and had matching sets of brooches, earrings and bracelets. On the farm Betty had cats, her love of cats followed her to the city where she had many cat ornaments and plush toys. Betty’s family enjoyed many holiday celebrations with her Aunt Nettie, Uncle Charlie and cousin Janet in Neepawa or sometimes in MacGregor. There was always teasing between Betty and Aunt Nettie. Many great card games were enjoyed by all. When her mother needed extra care, Betty moved back to MacGregor to help care for her. After her passing, Betty returned to Brandon where she started dealing her own health problems. Betty leaves to mourn her passing her cousin Janet Finlayson (Jim), and their family of Scot Finlayson (Vicky), Daphne and Miranda; Lori Thomas (Tom), Tyler, Troy and Teighan; Rhonda Hinther (Greg) and William; Glen Finlayson (Kathy) and Josh and Brady. Also cousins Eileen Bennett of Debois, Idaho and Bunny Seidler of Oliver, BC, along with Phyllis Gillespie of Brandon and Lawrence Heselwood of MacGregor. We wish to extend our thanks to Rideau Park Personal Care Home for their support and care of Betty in the last few years. A special thanks to Debbie Taylor from “We Care” for her above and beyond care of Betty. She seemed to brighten up as soon as Debbie entered the room each week. Many thanks Debbie for a job well done. The funeral was held on April 24th, 2014 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. Pallbearers were Scot Finlayson, Glen Finlayson, Tom Thomas, Lawrence Heselwood, Keith Thomson and Norman Brown. Interment was held in the Katrime Cemetery beside her parents. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of choice.
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JENKINS: Francis Edward (Ted), beloved husband of Joan Jenkins, father of Aron, Teresa and Shannon, passed away suddenly on January 8, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Funeral service will be held at the Oak Lake Community Hall, Oak Lake, Manitoba on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Oak Lake Cemetery. In memory of Ted, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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FOUILLARD: Arthur Benoit Fouillard, peacefully passed away the evening of April 7, 2014 aged 93 years, at the Birtle Hospital. Arthur was born August 31, 1920 in St. Lazare, Manitoba. Arthur was the second child of Eugène and Hélène (Simard). He had nine siblings, three sisters and six brothers. Arthur was a happy little boy and very driven from a young age. This was demonstrated at age 13 when he began working in the family business started in 1908 by his father, which he and his brothers took over as Fouillard Implement and Exchange Ltd in 1953, as well as operating the grain and exotic cattle farm ALE until his “retirement” in 1987. His love of farming resulted in the move to a new house on the farm in 1992, in 2012 moved to Lion’s Corner in Birtle spending just a few months before the move to Birtle Hospital in Dec 2012. Arthur served 4 years in the army, stationed at Victoria, BC and was involved in many boards over his lifetime including the Vet Board & Hospital Board. Was one of the founding members of the St. Lazare Knights of Columbus council #5047. During his time served as Mayor 1960-1967 he was instrumental in getting the Bank of Montreal to open a branch in St. Lazare in 1965. Cherished and lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years Christine (Decaire), nine children Michele (Tom Anderson), Danielle (James Moreau), Guy (Janet), Marcel (Jean), Mona (Dave Motuz), Jacques (Teresa), Mario (Rhonda), Juliette (Armand Pitre), Joel; 29 Grandchildren, 21 Great-Grandchildren and siblings Alexandre, Hélène and Rose-Marie. Arthur will always be remembered for his thoughtfulness, generosity and love of family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A very special thank you goes out to all the wonderful staff of Birtle Hospital, the family greatly appreciate all the care that was provided. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday April 12th. Interment followed in the St. Lazare Cemetery. Donations in Arthur’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Society Canada or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
ELLIOTT: It is with sadness that the family of Winnifred "Winn" Elliott, age 82 years, announce that she passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Winn is survived by her sons Dwight (Anita) and Terry; daughter Cathy Elliott (Ken Stephens); grandchildren Trevor, Ashley, Troy, Chelsea and Jaimie; great grandsons Tyson, Brendan and Logan and her brother Garry Boyce. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Winn may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Man., R3C 2B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
DOUGALL:Joseph James “Joe” Dougall, beloved husband of the late Ruth Dougall died on April 28, 2014 at Fairview Home in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 93. In accordance with Joe’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation; 1351-13th St. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4S6 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service 204-523-7791
CAMPBELL: Dorothy Eleanor Campbell; beloved wife of the late George Campbell; mother of Janice, Lyle (Nancy), and the late Ken and and the late Ron; passed away at home, Hamiota, MB on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 88 years of age. A service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at the Hamiota Community Centre, Hamiota on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 – 824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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