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KOWALCHUK: Michael (Mike) Kowalchuk, age 73, of Brandon, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013. Please join us to celebrate Mike's fulfilled life at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 (TODAY) at 2:00 p.m. with viewing prior to the service. Rev. Fr. Jorge Mante of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church will officiate. Rite of Committal will take place Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Veterans Section at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
JENNINGS: Meta Jennings of Erickson, formerly of Onanole, MB passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Erickson District Health Centre at the age of 88 years. Meta is survived by her sons Randy (Melody) of Onanole, Robert (Sue) of Sundre, AB, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two sisters: Eve Gillen of Edmonton, AB, and Dorothy Schmidtke of Stettler, AB. A private family funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
GOLDSTONE: Christina Peace (Terry) Goldstone of Brandon, Manitoba Canada peacefully passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 with her children by her side. Born in the Virden district on November 22, 1918, Christina was raised and educated in Oakner, Manitoba. She was the fifth child of seven children born to John and Annie Clark. After finishing school, Christina did housekeeping for a few years and then moved to Brandon where she worked for The Metropolitan Store, Woolworth’s, and Smith’s Drug Store. She met her husband Joe in 1945 when he returned home from overseas following W.W.II. They were married July 16, 1947. They moved to Douglas, Manitoba in 1951 to operate the store and restaurant known as “Goldstone’s Café”. After they closed the restaurant, Christina worked at Carnation Foods in Carberry, Manitoba. Christina and Joe lived in Douglas for 44 years. They moved to Brandon in 1995. She moved to River Heights Terrace in Brandon in May 2009 and resided there until the time of her hospitalization. Christina was a great cook and loved to bake; she will always be remembered for her delicious family dinners. The Goldstone home, as well as their cottage at Clear Lake, were always welcoming places to visit. Christina was predeceased by her husband Joseph Ernest Goldstone on March 22, 2007 just prior to their 60th wedding anniversary. She was also predeceased by her mother and father, John and Annie Clark; brothers and sisters Isabel Brandon (Thunder Bay), Mary Ann Kirkham (Lethbridge), Alexander Clark (killed in action in W.W.II), Johnny Clark (Vancouver), David Clark (Thunder Bay), and Joyce Eva Thurber (Thunder Bay). Christina is survived by her three children: Vince Goldstone (Marian) of Brandon, Neil Goldstone (Rose) of Calgary, and Colleen Coxon (Ken) also of Calgary. She is also survived by family member Ron Clark (Gail) of Penticton. Christina leaves five grandchildren: Tracy Vandemosseler (Winnipeg), Marty Goldstone (Redvers), Braden Coxon (Calgary), Katie Goldstone (Brett) (Calgary) and Craig Goldstone (Calgary), as well as three step grand children: Elizabeth Bass(Andrew) (Kamloops), Victoria Bass (Simon) (Kingston), and Nicholas Bass (Brandon). In addition, she leaves behind five great grand children: Kade, Karsen, Ryan, Addison, and Easton Goldstone of Redvers, and three step great grand children: Shalissa Busby (Ross) (Redvers), Gilles Bauche (Virden), and Dylan Everett (Brandon). She is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters in law, many nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. A Ceremony to Celebrate Christina’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christina`s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 354 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G1 or a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
SWAENEPOEL: Mary (Taylor) Swaenepoel. Mary, our beloved mother passed away on January 2, 2013 at her home in the Souris Personal Care Home, with her three children by her side. Mary was born in Hayfield Manitoba on August 22, 1914 and took her schooling in Fairfax, Manitoba. She met and Married Archie Taylor in 1937 where they farmed on the family farm in Elgin, Manitoba. Their son Jack and daughter Marlene were born while on the farm. In 1950 they moved to Oak Lake, Manitoba where Janice was born completing their family. Mary was an avid gardener and loved her chickens and ducks. She milked cows and did farm chores while Archie worked on road construction. They liked to play cards and visit with neighbors. They retired to Virden, Manitoba where Archie passed away in 1975. Mary moved to Souris to be closer to her daughter. There she met and married Louie Swaenepoel in 1978. Louie had three daughters, Ava, Betty Lou and Helen. Louie and Mary enjoyed cards, dancing, bingo and fishing trips up north. Mary was predeceased by Archie Taylor, Louie Swaenepoel, two sisters Barbara Reid, Ruby Snowball, two brothers Alex White, Ray White. Mary is survived by her son Jack (Jane) Taylor, daughters, Marlene Kruger and Janice (Richard) Martin, five grandchildren Deb, Pat (Mike), Teresa, Yvonne (Ralph) and Vicky, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 great- great-grandchildren and many other extended family members. Mary was always a fun loving person who accepted life as it came and lived her life to the fullest. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by all who knew her. Pallbearers were her grandchildren Deb Owens and Mike, Pat, Terri and T.J. Baker. A family graveside service was held on January 8, 2013 in the Virden Cemetery, beside Archie.
STOTT: The death of E. Beth Stott (nee Turner) occurred on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Beth was born on Hardscrabble Farm near Invermay, Saskatchewan. She attended Mason School and later moved to Winnipeg and then Brandon. She worked at the Childrens Home (now Daly House Museum), the Durnin family home, and the Brandon Mental Hospital. She met and married George Alfred Stott in 1942 and they had two children, Wayne and Wreatha. They farmed in the Valley West of Brandon at the location where the Little Saskatchewan and the Assiniboine Rivers join. They sold the farm in 1967 and then spent several years travelling, generally spending winters in warmer climates. They travelled to New Zealand in 1974 and returned to Brandon in 1993. She has lived for the past twelve years at River Heights Terrace. She will be remembered by her children, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, her sister and sister-in-law and many nieces, nephews and friends. Ceremony to Celebrate Beth’s Life will take place at River Heights Terrace, 4525 Victoria Avenue, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Len Smith will officiate. A private family interment will take place in the family plot at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Beth may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
ROOZENDAAL: Helen Roozendaal (nee Burgess). On January 15, 2013, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Helen Roozendaal passed away at her home in Carberry, Manitoba. A cherished music teacher for over 50 years, Helen impacted the lives of generations of students in Winnipeg, Gladstone, Churchill and Carberry. Helen leaves behind Gerard, her husband of 51 years; her children - Angela, John (Rebecca) and Paul (Nicola), as well as three grandchildren - Zachary, Mya and Robbie. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 21st 1pm at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carberry; luncheon to follow at the United Church hall in Carberry. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Helen’s name to Our Lady of Assumption Church or The Carberry and District Health Center. Seasons Funeral Chapel of OakBank, MB in care of arrangements 204-444-5444
SEDDON: John Thomas of Brandon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Tom was born in Brandon on August 17, 1930. He attended Fleming School and New Era Collegiate; where he met his future wife Shirley. Tom worked as a stock boy at Scott Fruit and then was employed by Canada Post until he retired. Tom married Shirley Weaver in 1954 and built their home one block from where he was born. He resided there ever since. Tom and Shirley summered at Oak Lake Beach where they built their retirement home. They enjoyed many spring, summer and fall seasons there together. Tom continued to spend those three seasons there following Shirley’s passing in 2005. Tom found joy when Mike, Tracy, Rachel, and Ryan would come out to the lake and go fishing or boating. Dad liked to break up the winter months by spending Monday nights watching Mike bowl and catching up with the guys. He also would head out west to Barb’s and spend the time visiting at the lake or site seeing. He will be lovingly missed by his children Barb (Dave) and Michael (Tracy); grandchildren Caitlin, Jessica, Curtis, Rachel, and Ryan, as well as his sister Kathleen Krog. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Mary Seddon, his wife Shirley, and sisters Ida Stimson and Molly Rourke. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to a charity of choice.
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REID: Delmar Marshall Reid. March 8,1948 – December 20, 2012. Delmar Reid passed away on December 20, 2012 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 64 years. Delmar was born in Russell on March 8, 1948 to John and Inez Reid. He grew up on the farm south of Silverton and attended Stratford School. In his teens, the family sold their farm, moved to Binscarth and Delmar attended high school in Russell. On August 20, 1971 Delmar married Donna McMorris. They made their home in Russell where they raised their children, Lorissa and Devin. Family was important to Delmar, and as time would allow, he enjoyed attending his children's activities. He taught his children to work hard, to finish what they started, and to take care of what they owned. Delmar was blessed with four grandchildren who were very special to him. Delmar was always a very hard worker. The majority of his career was in road and oilfield construction as a heavy equipment operator. His long term positions were with Keating Bros. Ltd. of Russell, MB (21 years), Jerry Mainil Limited of Weyburn, SK (7 years) and Russell Redi-Mix Concrete of Russell, MB since 2003. He took pride in his work and enjoyed the early mornings and the alone-time running his dozer. Delmar was a self-taught mechanic and liked overhauling and maintenance. He treated his construction equipment and company vehicles with the same care and respect as his own personal ones. Delmar enjoyed early morning coffees and acquired some of his best friends there. Those close to him will remember his smile and infectious laugh. He was quick-witted, spoke his mind and “called a spade a spade.” In his battle with cancer, his courage and determination carried him through each day and he was a great example to those around him. Delmar was predeceased by his parents, John and Inez Reid; sister Donna Hiller; brothers- in-law Don Bradley and Gordie Hiller; sister-in-law Esther Smart; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Verna McMorris. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Donna; daughter Lorissa (Orland) Cook of Russell; son Devin (Maria) Reid of Winnipeg; grandchildren Rylan and Reid Cook, and Aurora and Aristotle Reid; sister Shirley Bradley of Minnedosa; brothers Ron Smart of Redcliff, AB and Garth (Edith) Smart of Binscarth; aunt Rachel Rose of Minnedosa; sister-in-law Muriel (Stan) Good of Boissevain and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Interment took place at the Russell Memorial Gardens prior to the funeral service which was held on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the George P. Buleziuk Centre, with Rev. David Howell officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Delmar may be made to: Russell Palliative Care, Russell District Health Centre, Bag Service #2, Russell, MB R0J 1W0 or Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
PRINGLE: Donald George Pringle “Don” of Brandon, beloved husband of Geri and devoted father to Lindsey (Grant) and their daughter Mary; Allana (Shane) and their children Dayton, Kyra, Danica, Kypling and Beckett; Skip and his son Brody; passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Donations in memory of Don may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DOWN: The death of Agnes Emma Down occurred on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born May 31, 1922 at High Bluff, Manitoba, Agnes attended school at Carroll, Manitoba where she graduated grade 12 and went on to graduate from Wheat City Business College in Brandon. She worked for New York Life Insurance Co. in Toronto for four and a half years and De Havilland Aircraft Co., and then returned to Rounthwaite, Manitoba with her husband Jim where they owned and operated the general store for thirteen years before moving to Brandon in 1957. Agnes and Jim moved to Calgary in 1987, and Mom returned to Brandon after Dad’s death in 1997. Mom was secretary manager of Brandon Construction Association for 14 years, sold nutrimetics for 42 years and 5th Avenue Jewelery for 15 years. She was a member of Knox United Church and a lifetime member of Naomi Rebekah Lodge #6, for over 30 years. Mom and Dad celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991 in Brandon. She enjoyed music, dancing, bridge and crafts. Family was very important and a large part in Mom’s life. She always showed her love of children, her own and relative’s children, as well as nieces and nephews. Agnes is survived by her sons Dana of Canmore, Alberta, Clark (Betty) of Rosetown, Saskatchewan; granddaughters Allison and Kelly; great granddaughters Ellise, Katlyn, Ashleigh in Carseland and Strathmore, Alberta and sister Connie Mislowski of Regina, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her son James Gregory Thomas Down in 1968; husband Albert James Down in 1997; parents Thomas (Bella) Pringle; sister Dell (Bill) Campbell; twin sisters Margaret (Arthur) Moore and Mary (Wilbert) Webster; brothers Stuart Pringle, Harold (Isabel) Pringle and sister Mildred (Stuart) Lind. No funeral service will be held at Mom’s request. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Agnes may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 – 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3R6.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
BURNETT: Mr. James Phair Burnett, beloved husband of Dorien, passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the age of 77. Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years Dorien; five children: Bonnie, Robert, Darlene, Doug and Robin; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; two sisters: Isabel Cook and Elsie Roux. He was predeceased by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Emma (Phair) Burnett and other extended family members. A private family memorial service took place at the Redpath Funeral Home, Melita on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Allan Gairns of Victoria United Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, MB. R7A 5B7, The Alzheimer’s Society of MB., 4B - 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB. R7A 4A9 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home – Melita (204-522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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BOOTSMAN: Charles (Mickey), beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather passed away peacefully at his residence in Fairview Home on January 12, 2013. Born February 5, 1932 to Tim and Anistasia Bootsman of Kitscoty, Alberta. Dad met and married the love of his life Dorothy (Frey) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and together they had 5 children. The family moved to Manitoba in 1966. Dad’s second love was hockey. He had unending stories of his adventures as a scout for 5 WHL teams, especially the Brandon Wheat Kings. One of his greatest achievements was having his name in the CHL yearly book as one of the loosingest coaches. He got to coach 3 games for the Wheat Kings while waiting for a new coach to arrive. They lost all 3 games. He was so proud to have been asked to accompany one of his players to the NHL draft in Montreal. He had many stories of many great players, coaches, managers and parents and of the countless hockey games he had been to in western Canada and the US. In retirement Dad loved to take Mom for drives around the countryside and for coffee at the Chalet Restaurant where they were “regulars”. Dad is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy of 56 years; sons, Mike (Karen), Tim (Lori), Bill, Norm (Colleen) and daughter Susan (Art) Brown. Grandchildren Amber, Rob, Matt (Manuela), Jodi, Nathan (Jolie), Jonathan, Kady, Kris, Leah, Brittany, Nick, Billie, Bo and great-grandchildren, Alli, Danielle, Madelyn, Joe, Jace, Trace and Kaleb. He is also survived by his sister, Marlene Prosper of Edmonton, Alberta as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws in Alberta. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Roy, Norman and George and daughter-in-law Avis and grandson Leon. According to Dad’s wishes a private family burial will take place in Alberta at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mickey to Avis’s Place at 24-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N1.
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BENNETT: It is with deep sadness that the family of Joyce Bennett announces her passing at the Minnedosa District Hospital at the age of 85 years. Joyce Elizabeth Reeves was born 29 April 1927 in Winnipeg MB, the youngest of five children born to the late Frank and Lily (Handley) Reeves. She grew up in the Two Creeks district where she received her early education. She was a member of the 1950 A graduating class from the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing. It was while nursing in Virden that she met her future husband Duke Haynes. They had one daughter before Duke’s death. In 1962 Joyce married Blair (Scotty) Bennett and three children were born to this union. They made their home in Virden before moving to Erickson in 1978. Mom was a very caring person and lived her life unconditionally. She enjoyed gardening and spent many hours weeding in the sunshine but above all else, her life was devoted to her family. She was also a devoted pet parent, loving many lucky cats and dogs. She was awarded a lifetime membership in The Royal Canadian Legion in April 2002 and enjoyed volunteering with various groups over the years including the Retreads, the Hospital Auxiliary and various church groups. Joyce is survived by her children: Linda (Gary) Holdaway, Patti (Neil) Humphrey, Karen (Ed) Hauff and Cam (Anne) Bennett; her grandchildren Karl (Ashley) Holdaway, Jennifer, Tiffany, Dustin and Matthew Wruth, Claire Humphrey, Erin and Sean Bennett and 2 great grandchildren Konnor McLeod and Emma Holdaway as well as her sister-in-law Viney Reeves and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two husbands Duke in 1956 and Scotty in 1993, her parents, her siblings Helen (late Mervin) Heaman, Violet (late Jack) Robertson, Albert Reeves and Harry Reeves, her niece Carole Hoey and nephew Garry Robertson. The funeral service was held in the Erickson Lutheran Church on Friday, January 18, 2013. Her 8 grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers. Summer interment of cremains will take place in Virden. In lieu of cards or flowers we ask that you make a donation in Mom’s name to the charity of your choice.
Life’s work well done Mom - God Bless.
Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
TOD: Olive Tod (Dickenson) entered her rest to await her Lord’s return on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Olive was born on June 15, 1908 near Elkhorn, Manitoba where she lived until age five when her father died. She then moved to Scotland with her mother, who was Scottish. Olive returned to Canada at age 21 just as the depression started. Unable to find work after 18 months, she returned to Scotland to the Angus and Dundee area. While living in Canada, she had met Malcolm (Mack) Tod, whom she later married when he came to Scotland. They returned to Canada in 1947, to Brandon. Olive worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the original Assiniboine Centre in Brandon for 25 years. Olive was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She also attended the Women’s Home League of the Salvation Army. Olive loved to read and knit. A passion she had was “ingathering” for over 50 years for ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency). Olive loved to help the less fortunate. She also loved to travel. Olive is survived by son Don Tod, daughter Betty Worley, grandchildren Naomi, David, Joseph, as well as her great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Malcolm (Mack) Tod. A Service to Celebrate Olive’s Life will be held at Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Olive may be made to ADRA Canada (Adventist Development and Relief Agency), 1148 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 1H8, or to a charity of choice.
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YABLONSKI:Sylvia Clementine Yablonski passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Kildonan Personal Care Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mom was born in Tluste, Poland August 1, 1922 and moved to Canada in 1930 at the age of eight. Growing up in Portage la Prairie, mom moved to Brandon, Manitoba after the war, where she married and raised her family of three children. Mom is lovingly remembered by her family and friends for her beautiful smile, engaging laugh, and colorful stories of her past experiences. Mom loved animals, always having several pets adorning the house and providing daily feedings to the neighborhood bird population. Mom is predeceased by her husband, Stanley, daughter Marlene, siblings Walter and Veronica, and her parents; and is survived by her children Cindy (grandchildren Larissa and Brent), son Randy, daughter in-law Michele (grandchildren Angela, Cara, Kevin and Tianna), sister Laurie and three great grandchildren. The family would like thank the 3rd floor staff of the Kildonan Personal Care Centre for the special attention they provided mom over the past few years. The Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, Brandon, on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Jerzy Urbanski of St. Joseph’s Polish National Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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