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FLAY: On Monday, January 21, 2013, Jeanne passed away in the Penticton General Hospital. Jeanne was born in Essex, England on July 8, 1918. She moved to Canada in 1920. At an early age she became involved in the Brandon Kiddies Choir. This marked the beginning of her long-term love affair with choir music. Jeanne directed the “Hilltoppers,” Prairie Oasis Seniors Choir and helped organize the Senior Revue (1977-1992). Jeanne loved theatre productions and made significant contributions to live entertainment in Brandon. She was involved with the Traveller’s Day Parade - applying make-up to the clowns. Jeanne married Eric Greenlaw in 1940. Their only daughter, Patricia, was born in 1941. Jeanne was employed for 35 years at BMHC, retiring in 1983 as a Personnel Officer. She was proud of her role at BMHC. In 1962, Jeanne married George Flay. Together, they created J & G Ranch, where they gardened, appreciated nature, and did a lot of entertaining at the fire pit. Jeanne moved to OK Falls, B.C. in 1993. Her final move was to Penticton, B.C. into Sun Village where she resided until her passing. Jeanne is survived by her daughter Pat Nostwold of Prince George, B.C., daughter-in-law Etta Flay of Brandon and stepson Bruce (Judi) Flay of Winnipeg. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Flay (1991), stepson, Morgan Flay (2000) and son-in-law, Con Nostwold in 2010. A Celebration of Jeanne’s Life will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in the multi-purpose room from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, will officiate.
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FILTEAU: Mr. Richard “Dick” Filteau formerly of Melita, passed away at the Hartney Health Centre, on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the age of 92. He is survived by his daughter Brenda (Ron) Nestibo of Melita, MB., and son Doug (Diane) Filteau of Regina, SK. A public graveside service will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Melita Cemetery, Melita, MB., with Reverend Barb Alston officiating. Donations may be given to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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DRUMMOND:William “Garry” Drummond, age 66, beloved husband of Marilyn, Dad to Wendy and Darren, died at Deloraine Health Centre on June 26, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lauder Community Hall. Private interment will take place at Lauder Cemetery. Donations in memory of Garry may be made to the Deloraine Health Cenre Palliative Care Fund or to a charity of one's choice.
Messages of condolence may be made on-line at Smith's Funeral Home Ltd.
BRIESE: Ernest Charles Briese beloved husband of Audrey, of Minnedosa, Manitoba entered into rest on February 15, 2013 at the age of 87 years. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB with memorial lunch to follow in the Neepawa Legion. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Community Foundation or Beautiful Plains Community Foundation. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868
DENOON: On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the age of 97, Olive “Irene” Denoon (nee Coad) passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Care Centre. Irene was the youngest child of Dick and Margaret Coad and was born May 23, 1916 and raised in Eden, Manitoba. The Coad family were among the first cabin owners (Sunset View) at Clear Lake and their summers were enjoyed there with family, friends and boarding guests. Irene married her childhood sweetheart and soulmate Vernon Denoon on July 14, 1940 at Clear Lake. They had an amazing love and life together. They built their home in Onanole and raised three children there – son Jim (June), daughters Joyce and Joanne (Ken). It was rare to ever see one without the other. After retirement they spent most summers camping and fishing around the province with family and friends. Vern and Irene were married for 69 years before Vern’s passing in 2009. Irene loved children and was blessed with grandchildren – Beverly Ruml, Mark (Pam) Ruml, Vern Ruml and Cherie Bailey; great grandchildren Jordan and Nikki Bailey, Dustin and Mitch Ruml, Nina and Santee Ruml and great great granddaughter Eris Ruml. Family and friends meant everything to Irene and she was always there to lend a shoulder, wipe a tear, bake a pie or share a good laugh. She would always make sure all of our favorites were coming out of the oven upon our arrival. No one ever left Irene’s kitchen hungry or without having played a game or two of cards! She was a great woman who will be deeply missed. Irene was active in the community; she was a CGIT and Brownie leader, Sunday School teacher and volunteer. She worked many years at the Onanole Post Office, she was Past President and Honorary Member of the Women’s Institute (WI) and United Church Women (UCW) and member of the Onanole Seniors Group. Vern and Irene moved to Brandon in 2003 prior to moving into the Valleyview Care Home. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Egan and the staff at Valleyview for the wonderful and compassionate care. Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband Vernon; parents Dick and Margaret Coad; sisters Margaret (Doug), Verna (Bill) and brother Earl (Olive); son-in-law Frank Ruml and great grandson baby Frank Ruml. Irene and Vern will be laid to rest together at the Onanole Cemetery in a private family service at a later date. Donations in memory of Irene would be welcomed by the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8, or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 .
“Just one more cast Vern!”Expressions of sympathymay be made
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
THOMSON: 1928 – 2013 Mr. Fred Thomson, currently of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in the early hours of Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Pat; son Gary (Colette) of Rockwood, Ontario and daughter Sandra (Grant) Hahn of Red Deer, Alberta. Fred will also be greatly missed by his grand-children Colin (Nichelle), Shawn, Kristin (Chad) Salyn, Allison (Chris) Clark, Travis and Brandon; as well as by his great-granddaughters Hayley and Manning. Fred was predeceased by his son Glenn. In honour of Fred, his life will be celebrated at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation by visiting
Fred’s family wishes to thank Dr. Jim and the entire ICU team at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for the exceptional care and compassion provided.
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Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040
NATRASONY: Brett Gordon Natrasony passed away tragically on June 5, 2013 at 21 years of age. Brett is survived by his mother Laura, father Gordon, older sister Jenna-lee, younger brother Lance and little sister Jade. Brett was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on June 25, 1991. He was raised on the family farm near Fork River and attended school in Winnipegosis. In Grade 11, Brett transferred to the DRCSS to complete Grades 11 and 12. Brett was very outgoing and active in the community. He was a member of the Fork River Dneipro Dancers and the Fork River 4-H Club. One of Brett’s favorite memories as a young man was when he won the local turkey shoot with his Uncle Steven. Like most kids during the winter in Fork River, Brett spent at least 5 days a week at the Fork River skating rink playing shinny hockey or broomball. Brett was a gifted athlete and excelled in all sports he tried. He was hockey crazy and played for the Winnipegosis Tigers and then the Parkland Rangers. Brett was one of the fastest skaters in the area but also loved snowboarding, soccer, track and field, and was wicked at pingpong. The passion of his life was driving; driving sleds, dirtbikes, streetbikes, quads, BMX and stunt bikes. Brett’s pride and joy were his orange 600cc Honda CBR and his 50 cc “Fiddie” dirt bike and he loved to show off his amazing talent for getting any bike on one wheel. Brett worked at a variety of jobs after graduation, his favorite job being when he worked for Headingly Motor Sports. The job was to set up motorcycles and sleds and test drive them, what a perfect fit. Brett then decided he needed to further his education and moved to Brandon, where he was enrolled in the Economics Program at Brandon University. Brett shared a special bond with his family and his many friends and was very happy when Lance moved to Brandon as well. Brett had a marvelous sense of humor and a smile that lit up the room. He will be remembered for his ability to find humor in situations, his knack for playing tricks on his friends and nicknaming all of his buddies and the vehicles he owned. His friends all knew that the door was always open to them but the fridge was most likely empty. At the time of his death Brett was recovering from a serious accident. He had made a miraculous recovery and was humbled by the support and love he received from his family and friends. Brett was very grateful to be given a second chance at life, and was looking forward to returning to university and moving forward with his dreams of being in business, finding the right lady and having a family. Brett was very close to his grandparents and family and family friends throughout his life. He enjoyed coming home to Fork River often to spend the weekend on ‘Mommabears’ couch, being sure to spend time with his little sister who he admired greatly.He leaves behind a family who thought the world of him and will forever be proud of the man he was. Prayers were offered on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Winnipegosis, celebrated by Fr. David Kowalski. Candace Benson served as organist, accompanying the Winnipegosis Community Choir. Interment followed in the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery. Laying Brett to rest were Pallbearers Cam Pakulak, Aaron Ross, Brad Braun, Jenna Natrasony, Lance Natrasony and Gavin Shewchuk. Donations in memory of Brett may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Manitoba. Brett’s family would like to thank all of the wonderful people in his life and especially those who have supported us in saying goodbye to Brett.
Ride easy Brett!!
Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Dauphin, MB (204) 638-4110
HALLS: Mrs. Kay Halls of Reston, and formerly of Tilston, beloved wife of the late Gordon Halls, passed away at the Willowview PCH, Reston, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the age of 90. Due to flooding the funeral service will now be held at the Tilston United Church, Tilston, MB. on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Dwight Rutherford will officiate. Burial will follow in the Tilston Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Tilston Cemetery Fund, Box 70, Tilston, MB, R0M 2K0 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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KEY: The death of Raymond Alfred Key occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, June 24, 2013. Ceremony to Celebrate Ray’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church will officiate. Private family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ray may be made to ALS Canada, 3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 200, Markham, ON L3R 4T9 or online at or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Unit 1, 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
TAYLOR: Donald Norman Taylor of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on June 21, 2013 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 73 years. Donald is survived by his wife Brenda, children: Sherri (Ken) Sharpe, Sandy Taylor, Cathy (Darren) Woychyshyn and Stacey Cook. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba with interment to follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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VERCAIGNE: Mrs. Margaret Vercaigne of Melita, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the age of 75. Margaret is survived by her loving husband Jack; five children, Donna Carr (children, Megan and Katie) of Melita, Dale of Melita, Glenn (Lisa) (children, Nicholas and Liam) of Melita, Rochelle (Brad) Oliver (children, Alex, Lucas and Cole) of Melita, and Joe (Jaime) (children, Brooke and Tyler) of Red Deer; sister Roberta Graham of Carman; step-mother-in-law, Jean Vercaigne of Boissevain; sister- in-law, Margaret (Wilfred) Barré of Virden; three brothers-in-law, Paul (Martha) Vercaigne of Deloraine, Norman (Diane) Vercaigne of Deloraine, and Dwayne Vercaigne of Deloraine; also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Kathleen Graham; sister, Alice Krutz; two infant sisters; two sisters-in-law, Alice (Marcel) Schoonbaert and Blanche (Wilfred) Lemieux; two brothers-in-law, George Vercaigne and Robert Vercaigne; and in-laws, Joe and Mary Vercaigne. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Both services will be held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Melita, MB, with Reverend Father Paul Bisson officiating. Interment will follow at the Melita Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Cancer Society, 415-1st St. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 204-522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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LAWRENCE: Spencer George Lawrence, beloved father of Doug (Mary Jane) and Darlene (Darren), passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Valleyview Care Centre. A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street, on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Spencer may be made to the Valleyview Resident Council Van Fund, 3015 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7B 2K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
JARDINE: It is with sadness the family of Arleen Babbette “Babs” Jardine, age 70 years, beloved wife of Thomas, mother of Darryl, Scott and Rodney, announce that her death occurred on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A service will take place at a later date. Complete obituary information will follow. Donations in memory of Arleen may be made to the BRHC Foundation for Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
JAMIESON: Dorothy, formerly of McAuley, Manitoba born February 23, 1929, passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 18, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta. A service to celebrate her life will be held in Innisfail, Alberta on June 28, 2013, Heartland at 2:30 p.m. She is survived by her children Ross (Wendy) McBean, Carol (John) Crump, Ken McBean, Brenda (Ron) Dubois, Lorraine Moldeen. Predeceased by her son Doug McBean and husbands Gordon McBean and Norman Moldeen and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
FISHER: In loving memory of Pat Fisher, age 49, loving partner of Mark Canada, beloved mother to Josie and Michelle, died June 20, 2013, Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba. Interment in Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon, Manitoba, or to a charity of own choice.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
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