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WARWARUK: Evan Michael Warwaruk. Our little miracle was born on February 21st, 2014 at 3:30 am, at the Brandon General Hospital. After four courageous days, Evan passed away peacefully on February 25th at 5:00 am. During those short four days of his life, Evan had two plane rides, he was a model in two photo shoots and enjoyed a wonderful bath. Evan was a strong willed boy with a strong heart. In the short time Evan was here he touched many lives. Evan had numerous visits from family and friends. He enjoyed all the cuddles and hugs greatly. He leaves behind his proud parents, Joseph and Tracey, who are looking forward to seeing him again. As well as his grandparents, uncles and aunts, and many cousins and friends. Thank you to the wonderful nurses and doctors at the Brandon Hospital Maternity Ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As well as Winnipeg’s Health Science Centre’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and surgical team. Thank you to Brandon Hospital’s Pediatric Ward nursing staff that made the end of Evan’s journey in this world comfortable. Evan will be forever remembered, forever loved, and never forgotten. Prayers will be held for Evan on Friday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Minnedosa, MB. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment to follow in the Erickson Cemetery. Donations in Evan’s memory may be made Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Brandon Hospital or Health Science Centre. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
KEMPTHORNE: Mervin Harold Kempthorne, beloved husband of Geraldine Kempthorne died at Evergreen Place Boissevain, Manitoba on February 23, 2014 at the age of 84. Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 3, 2014 at St. Paul's United Church in Boissevain at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mervin may be made to the Boissevain Helath Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4G2.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
HUBKA: Alan Kent Hubka, beloved husband of Lorna Hubka nee Peck of Wawanesa, MB entered into rest February 23, 2014 at the age of 64 years. A memorial lunch will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Treesbank Community Church, Treesbank, MB. In lieu of flowers friends may make donations to the Wawanesa Water Park. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry in care of arrangements 204-834-2629.
DOUGALL: Charles Ingram Dougall, passed away peacefully at his residence in Winnipeg, MB on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the age of 91 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (née Opperman), sons David and Brian and son-in-law, Brian. Charlie is survived by his son, Gordon (Louise), daughters Lorna and Norma, daughters-in-law Debbie and Robbyn as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Lea officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
BOULET: Paul Richard Boulet - 1937-2014. Peacefully at Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, MB., Paul Richard Boulet, formerly of Dunrea, MB, passed away surrounded by family on February 18th, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Julie (Daigle) Boulet, brothers: Adrien (Andy) Oliver, Romeo and Felix (in infancy), and sister, Maria (Mary) Olan; also by brothers-in-law: Bob Fisher, Fred Olan, Bob Cass, Orlando Girouard, and Wilfred Raine and sister-in-law Rosa Boulet. He is survived by his sisters, Adelphine (Dolly) Fisher, Irene Cass, Cecile Raine and Lorraine (Robert) Riddell. Also surviving is a sister- in-law, Gertie (Geoff) Caton and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Paul was born in the paternal home in Dunrea where he attended school. With his wicked throwing arm, he was easily part of the school baseball team. Paul worked with his father and brothers in the carpentry trade and soon became a respected carpenter and handy-man. Paul had a deep and abiding faith that found him giving generously of his time and talents to the St. Felix parish and his community. At Bayside, Paul’s gentle smiles endeared him quickly to all. Paul was a self-taught musician, enjoying the accordion, mandolin, banjo, violin, guitar and harmonica, which he played simultaneously with a harmonica holder. His favorite pass-time, on Sunday evenings was to play his violin, along with the old time music on CKLQ, Brandon station. His favorites programs on TV, included hockey, wrestling and baseball. He was a keen partner or opponent at crokinole and family card parties, especially at 500! A win or loss was always met with huge laughter and teasing. Paul’s joie de vivre was totally contagious. Viewing at the church at 11:30 will precede the funeral celebration. Funeral mass at St. Felix de Valois Roman Catholic Church, Dunrea, Man. Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Father Philip Malayil celebrant. Pallbearers are: Gary Fisher, Donald Girouard, Richard Raine, Roger Girouard, Danny Boulet, Dalain Lemieux. Honorary Pallbearers are dear friends: Marie Gamache, Rose Boulet, Clarisse Heaphy-Hacault, William Boulet, and Fernand Bisson. The family wish to sincerely thank the entire Bayside staff and Dr. Pio for their compassionate care of Paul during his brief stay there. Paul’s sisters wish to sincerely thank their niece Henriette and husband Romeo Lemieux for being Paul's caregivers, and being there for him when needed. It was greatly appreciated. We encourage and thank those who wish to make donations in Paul’s memory to consider the Alzhiemer’s Research Society of Canada 20 Eglinton Ave. 16th Floor Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8 ph: 1 800 616 8816
Messages of condolences may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
BOULTON: Gordon Randall Boulton of Birtle, Manitoba passed away at the Birtle Health Centre on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 86 years of age. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from St. George’s Anglican Church, Birtle with Rev. Laura Marie Piotrowicz officiating. Interment to follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Remembrances and condolences can be e-mailed to
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements, (204) 773-2747.
WILLIAMS: It is with extreme sadness that Rachel Williams announces the sudden and unexpected passing of her best friend and husband Dean Brett Williams on February 20, 2014 at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB. Dean was born January 15, 1972 to David and Georgette Williams. Dean was an ‘army brat’ so moving from base to base was the norm until 1981 when the army base at Shilo became a more permanent home. Dean spent many happy years at Shilo and Brandon with plenty of friends to share good times with. Dean went on to become a great musician and was well known throughout the Brandon area. Dean was philosopher and readily shared his thoughts with his friends and acquaintances. He was a reliable friend to many, readily helping out wherever and when ever his services were required. In 2005 Dean met and married the love of his life Rachel. They were married July 26, 2005 and went on to have a loving relationship until his sudden and unexpected passing. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Rachel would like to thank all the medical staff in Brandon and Winnipeg for their care and compassion during Dean’s medical crisis.
SCOTT: Arnold Scott passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years, with his family by his side, at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on Monday, February 10, 2014. Arnold was born in Bowsman, Manitoba on October 15, 1921. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Edith Scott; daughter Sandra (Bill) Buchberger of Cranberry Portage; son Ken (Daphne) Scott of Pinawa; son Wray (Val) Scott of Brandon; son Dale (Patty) Scott of Roblin; daughter Sheryl (Dave) Hamm of Brandon; and son Kevin (Cheryl) Scott of The Pas. He also leaves a legacy of twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Arnold was predeceased by his parents Liscar and Myrtle Scott; sister Ada (Walter) Danielson; identical twin brother Clarence (Kay) Scott and brother Norwood “Bucky” (Jean) Scott. As a young man, Arnold farmed in the Bowsman area until, along with his two brothers, joined the army. The three brothers served their country for five years overseas, finally returning safely home. Upon returning from overseas Arnold was met at the train station in Winnipeg by his future wife Edith. They married in 1948 and farmed in the Bowsman area for seven years. These were difficult times for the young family of five with Sandra, Ken and Wray in tow Edith and Arnold headed to the North Country and the booming mining town of Lynn Lake. Arnold began a new career as a Millwright at Sherritt Gordon Mines and Edith set about making a home for the growing family. Soon there were three more children, Dale, Sheryl and Kevin, to complete the family of eight. The family enjoyed their northern experience, being active with hockey, figure skating, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Guides and camping. Arnold was an active member of the Legion in Lynn Lake and was always willing to volunteer work and serve. In 1968, Arnold moved his family to Brandon where he worked as a Millwright for Simplot. The family enjoyed Brandon until 1973 when the North Country called again and the family moved to The Pas where Arnold worked at Manfor until his retirement in 1983. In their retirement years, Edith and Arnold resided in Brandon; Creston, British Columbia; and Okotoks, Alberta and then finally back to Brandon to settle down and enjoy time with old friends and lots of family. They enjoyed many trips during their retirement years, Alaskan and Hawaiian cruises and a highlight trip to Holland for a commemorative Legion reunion. Arnold was a past president and Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was always proud to attend services. Arnold had a complete and fulfilling life in his 92 years and we are forever proud of him. He will be sadly missed and always loved. A Celebration of Arnold’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Lynne Sanderson, Celebrant will officiate. Interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Arnold may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MOYER: Sylvester Augustine Moyer of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Monday February 17, 2014 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Syl was born on April 12th, 1931, the second oldest of 15 children. As a young boy, his family moved to several farms before settling in Onanole. He bought his first 3-ton gravel truck at age 21. He met the love of his life, Dorothy, at a country-dance. They were married on June 18th, 1955. They were blessed with nine children. Syl is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, of 58 years; his children: son David (Isabella), grandson Luke (Amber), great grandchildren Victoria and Beckett, granddaughter Claire (Brian), granddaughter Anna (Jason), grandson Benedict, granddaughter Grace; son Wayne (Sandra), grandchildren Rayna (Kevin), great grandsons Ethan and Crew, granddaughter Chanlie (Brendan); son Gary; daughter Debbie (Davie), grandsons Cory and Christopher; daughter Linda (Wayne), grandchildren Mark and Brittany; son Blaine; son Blaire, granddaughter Brianna; daughter Maureen (Chris), grandsons Kaden and Jared. Syl was predeceased by son Gregory, his parents (Christine and August Moyer), mother and father in-law Anna and Bill Kirkpatrick, brothers Andrew and Roger. They lived in Stonewall, Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba, and then moved to the farm in the Roseland District where they resided for 36 years. He farmed and Bartended as a second job where he made many friends. They retired in 2000 and moved back to Brandon. He enjoyed reading and fiddle music. He was a man of strong faith and loved all the family gatherings. The Moyer door was always open. Cremation has taken place and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Syl may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Augustine’s Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3H1.
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MOSIONIER: Margaret Rose (nee Geswein) (July 25, 1939 - Feb. 15, 2014) Margaret fell asleep in death peacefully with her family by her side. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin. She is survived by her husband Lorne and their six children; Lynn, Wayne (Maureen), Kim, Barry, Garry and Daniel. She also leaves ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren as well as siblings, Marjorie, Linda and Larry. She will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins and the brothers and sisters of her congregation. Margaret first learned the truth in 1982 in Thompson, MB. She quickly identified it as the truth and studied with Vern and Gladys Pandachuck. She was baptized on July 13, 1985 in Regina. She willingly and faithfully served Jehovah with a pioneer spirit as much as her body would allow her. A special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon for the love and care they showed to Margaret during her last days in this system of things. A memorial service will be held at the Brandon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 3434 Park Avenue on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MacRAE: Peacefully, with family at her side, on Friday, February 14, 2014, at Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK, Ruth MacRae (Nanny) of Brandon, MB passed away suddenly at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Fred MacRae (Papa), she leaves to mourn her passing: daughter Kandice (Andy) Brown, son Dan (Lisa) MacRae, daughter Shelly (Glen) McColl; grandchildren Jordan (Jessica), Reed (Rochelle), Mandy (Jonathan), Danika (Dave), Braden and Mac; and great-grandchildren Taylor, Seth, Addison and Logie. Family meant everything to Nanny, and her commitment to family will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Glenn Ball of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church officiating. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9.
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HOFMAN: Raymond Alan Hofman, 38, died February 18, 2014 in a plane accident in Breckenridge, Texas. Ray was born June 20, 1975 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Marilyn Smith and Ron Hofman. He graduated from Oak Park High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1993. Ray began his passion for the oil industry working as a roughneck with Red Hawk in Saskatchewan. His unique abilities were noticed by Packers Plus, which eventually brought him to Midland, Texas in May 2002. His God-given talent, vision, and the support of those who believed in him, led him to start Peak Completion Technologies in December 2003. His passion was not limited to entrepreneurship. He had a deep love for his Savior, Jesus Christ, which he shared through his love for his sons, wife, family and the countless others who knew him. Ray lived fast. He was a racecar driver, a pilot, a cyclist, a horseman, a hunter, a musician, a photographer, a patriot, a competitor, a mentor. He was life. An avid collector, his largest collection, of which he was most proud, are his friends and family. Ray is survived by his wife, Janna Fulfer Hofman; sons, Byron, Justin, Dylan and Jayden; mother, Marilyn Smith (Doug); father, Ron Hofman (Cecile); mother and father-in-law, Susan and Jay Fulfer; brother, Gerrit Hofman (Avrell); sister, Leona Collier (Josh); sister-in-law, Jodi Fulfer Avis (Andrew); Grandparents Alan and Beatrice Ritchie; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home on Sunday, February 23rd from 3p.m. to 5p.m. All are welcome at his burial service Monday, February 24th, Resthaven Memorial Park at 11a.m. A memorial service to celebrate his life will also be held Monday at 1:30p.m., Stonegate Fellowship Church officiated by Pastor Patrick Payton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the many charities Ray loved and supported. A special thanks to all our family… you know who you are. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at:
HALL: Helen L. Hall beloved wife of Forrest died peacefully on February 20, 2014 at Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 86. In accordance with Helen's wishes a private funeral service will be held at the Wheatland Chapel in Killarney. Interment will take place at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba; 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or the Humane Society; 2200 -17th St. E. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Funeral Service(204) 523-7791
HABOK: Stan Habok, long time Brandon area cattle producer and horseman, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014. He was 79. Stan struggled with the debilitating disease supranuclear palsy (parkinson plus), which he never accepted for a minute, and fought for twelve years. He wanted so much for life to be as it was before, but this was not to be. Stan leaves Sharran, his wife, partner, and friend of 46 years, to grieve his death with profound sorrow and heartache. Stan wished no funeral be held, and for cremation. A complete obituary will follow at a later date. Stan believed in the work done by the Brandon Humane Society, and Funds For Furry Friends. If any would like to support either organization it would be appreciated in his memory.
I know that waiting for Stan at the Rainbow Bridge, all harnessed and ready to go, was our beloved team of percherons, Cheekers and Mamie, with Tyker and Mousie on the wagon. Drive on Stan, drive on.
ELLIS: Therese Marie 1926 - 2014. Therese who lived in Brandon for the last 26 years passed away quietly and peacefully at 84 years on January 26, 2014 in the Assiniboine Hospital. Mourning her loss is one son Tim (Wendy), grandsons Sean And Robin of Edmonton, sisters Germaine Ferrand, Gil Fingas, and brother Germain Ferrand. As well several nieces, nephews and relatives. Therese was born in St.Rose du Lac and married Alexander Leslie Ellis in 1950, moving to Edmonton in 1953 were they raised their only child. She was predeceased by Les in 1970. Therese will be remembered as a quiet, kind and gentle women. She was a painter, seamstress, and crafter. She will be missed by volunteers,her coffee group, old friends and relatives. Cremation has taken place and her cremains will be interned with her beloved Les in Beechmont Cemetery. Many thanks to the wonderful care and attention she received from her attentive sisters, and the hospital staff.
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