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GREGOIRE: Patricia Lauree (nee English), passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer on September 29th, 2012, at Fort Saskatchewan Hospital, at the age of 51 years. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Leonard of 27 years, her daughter Letitia, son Ryan, parents Clair and Beth English, sisters Debbie English, Eileen (Jim) Harrison, brother Brian (Leanne) English and several nieces and nephews. Patricia was born on July 29th, 1961. She attended Bradwardine and Rivers Schools. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1985 from the Brandon School of Nursing. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing with distinction in 2001. She worked in the nursing field for 27 years, working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Fort Saskatchewan Hospital, and then the Northeast Community Health Centre in Edmonton. Patricia began playing the bagpipes at the age of nine, with the Rivers and District Pipe Band. In 2002, she joined the Clan McNaughton Pipe Band, where she was given the position of Pipe Sergeant. In 2007, she became the Pipe Major for the band, until her resignation in 2012. Patricia also enjoyed playing the piano, and accompanying for many choirs, and individual performers. Patty loved several sports including skiing, curling, baseball and riding horses. She was known for her lovely designed quilts, wall hangings, and table runners. She loved to give a helping hand to her family, neighbors and friends, whether it was organizing a school reunion, family reunion, or various pipe band events. She was a world traveller, travelling to Europe, Australia, Hawaii, as well as four trips to Scotland, where, on one occasion, she led the Canadian Mass Pipeband through the streets of Edinburgh for the Tattoo. In the last year of her life, Patricia formed a charity called “Patricia’s Blankets for Babies”. Through her work at the Northeast Community Health Centre, her primary role was visiting new moms and babies, a job that became her passion. She wanted every family that was experiencing a financial or other crisis in their lives to be given the gift of a baby blanket from the Healthy Beginnings Nurse who visited them. This was to symbolize the idea that someone really cared about them and their baby. A celebration of life was held at the Dow Centennial Centre, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, on October 10th, with interment later held at St. Matthews Ancrum Cemetery, in the RM of Daly, MB, on October 20th, 2012. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to “Patricia‘s Blankets for Babies”, NECHC - Public Health, 14007-50 St., Edmonton, AB, T5A 5E3.
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BASARABA: Dennis Walter Basaraba of Brandon, MB passed away peacefully on October 21, 2012 at the age of 67. He was born to the late Anne and Walter Basaraba of Dauphin, MB on May 21, 1945. Dennis grew up on his parents' small mixed farm, attended elementary school in Sifton, and West Bay High School in Dauphin. Upon graduation, he worked briefly in Calgary, but decided to pursue an education at Brandon University. Dennis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a Certificate in Secondary Education in May of 1970.Dennis greatly enjoyed the outdoors, particularly fishing trips with his buddies to places like Lac La Ronge in Northern Saskatchewan. Ice fishing and snow shoeing were also among the activities that he liked to do. Dennis met Carol Hogg in 1974 while he was employed in the social work department at the Brandon Mental Health Center, and they were married in 1981. Dennis and Carol enjoyed the outdoors and did lots of traveling and camping together, including the East coast of Canada, as well as spending severalmonths in Australia with friends. Dennis had a passion for firearms, and an aptitude for the physics and mechanics of how things worked. Dennis was a very intelligent, multi-talented man, with a good sense of humour. There wasn't much he couldn't do. Self-trained as a gunsmith, Dennis did repairs, modifications, and wood work on stocks and hand grips, and made bullets. As he was only interested in target shooting, Dennis was a member at the Brandon Gun Club. In the late 1970s, Dennis opened D & B Sporting Goods on 9th Street in Brandon, where he sold firearms and fishing equipment. In 1987, he closed the business and later began his next career as a Correctional Officer at the Brandon Correctional Center, where he worked up until his retirement in the spring of 2012. Dennis and Carol's first daughter Tanis was born in 1981, followed by Taylor in 1984, and Heather in 1986. His girls were everything to him - Dennis attended every horse show, soccer, or volleyball game, and took the girls boating on the weekends every summer. The family enjoyed summer camping trips to Clear Lake, as well as a trip to Disneyworld, and skiing at Panorama. His girls will always remember looking forward to Dad's Saturday morning breakfasts after riding lessons. Dennis was very proud of his girls' academic and career achievements. He will be missed terribly, but lovingly remembered by his daughters Tanis Basaraba (Ryan), Taylor Basaraba (Darryl), and Heather Basaraba, of Brandon. He will also be remembered by his former wife Carol Hogg of Brandon as well as aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Dennis was a thoughtful, selfless, caring person, and was always there when his family needed him. His daughters all agree that he was a great Dad. A memorial service for Dennis was held at Memories Chapel in Brandon on October 25, 2012. Dennis' family would like to thank everyone who attended his memorial as well as all who sent flowers, cards and messages.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
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BALDROW: Irma Constance (Watson) beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at her residence in Fairview Home on Thursday October 25, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Irma is lovingly remembered by her children Arline (Ken) and Keith, grandchildren Craig (Christy), Lindsey (Tim) and Laird, great grandchild Olivia Rose. Irma was predeceased by her husband Harold (Bud) in 1995 and her son Warren (Rusty) in 1979, her parents Agnes and William Watson, her four sisters and one brother. Irma was born on January 02, 1923 in Truro N.S. When she was eight her mother passed away and she moved to Manitoba to live with her Mother’s sister Aunt Annie and her husband Uncle Harry on their farm near Shoal Lake, MB. Over the years, Irma kept in close contact with her sisters. There were lots of letters written, many phone calls and trips to Nova Scotia to visit. Irma attended school in Shoal Lake and worked as a telephone operator with MTS in Shoal Lake. She met her husband Harold (Bud) Baldrow in Shoal Lake and they were married April 14, 1948. They resided in Brandon and raised their three children. In 1979, she faced a tragedy when her eldest son, Warren, was killed in a plane crash. Mom was a wonderful homemaker who loved nothing more than caring for her family, making delicious meals, and her baking was enjoyed by all. As her family grew up, she went back to work first at Woolco in their sewing centre and later to The Bay and Zellers. After Dad passed in 1995, Mom remained in her home until 1997. She moved to The Towers and then to The Colonial Estates. In the spring of 2009, after a brief stay at the Assiniboine Centre, she moved to Fairview Home. We would like to thank Dr. Blyth and the staff on the first floor at Fairview Home for their professional and compassionate care of Irma. A private family interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Donations in memory of Irma may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
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TAYLOR: William “George” Taylor passed away peacefully with family by his side at his home in Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba on October 24, 2012 at the age of 92 years. George was born at Clearwater, Manitoba into the family of John and Bertha Taylor. There were 12 children in that family and he was the last surviving member. As a young man, he began work as a mechanic – working with his brother, Johnny, at a garage which they operated in Ninga. Unfortunately, that garage burned down and George continued for a while working at another garage in Ninga. It was while in Ninga that George married Doris Halliday on November 7, 1951. They were married at Fairfax, Manitoba. George and Doris shared nearly 60 years of married life. They moved to Boissevain where George continued working as a mechanic at Massey Ferguson dealership operated by John Sushelnitsky. After some time in Boissevain, they moved to Brandon where George did mechanical work for Mazers Group for several years, and then moved over to H.E. Wright Equipment for a number of years. Finally, George worked for Canadian Pacific Railroad in Brandon until his retirement. George and Doris enjoyed many years of camping, fishing, and many trips together. George will always be remembered for his phenomenal memory, his ability to know correctly, although blind, where he was on a drive, what was just ahead or around the corner – who lived there and whatever George’s mechanical talents had been required at that farm. He loved to dance and sing and he sang the best rendition of “Waiting for a Train.” He was a master shuffleboard player. George was predeceased by his wife Doris on January 13, 2011. His parents John and Bertha Taylor and his family Mary and Walter Saunders, Alex and Jean Taylor, Sadie and Earl Preston, Johnny Taylor, Inez and Bill Stuart, Margaret and Ralph Mickle, Jeannette and Sam Beavis, Mildred and Ian Collins, Madelaine and Clarence Hodgson, Pat and Charles Baker, Archie and Mabel Taylor, and foster brother Raymond Dennett. He was also predeceased by Doris’ parents Bill and Stella Halliday, brothers-in-law Melvin Blanchard, Alvin Cruse, Alex Wilson and Russ Peterson. He is survived by sisters-in-law Elsie Taylor, of Barrie, ON, Madge Cruse of Boissevain, Phyllis Wilson Peterson of Gilbert, Arizona, Violet (Lloyd) Burton of Brandon, Edith Blanchard of Boissevain and brothers-in-law Bill (Pat) Halliday of Brandon and Jim (Patricia) Halliday of Boissevain. George is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan on Friday, October 26, 2012 with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family wish to thank the very caring staff at Valleyview Care Centre. For those desiring, donations may be made in George’s memory to the Canadian National Institute for The Blind, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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THOMPSON: It is with sadness that the family of Lloyd Charles Thompson, beloved husband of Myrna, announce his death occurred on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Lloyd was born September 23, 1938 in Duck Bay, Manitoba. His family moved to Winnipegosis when he was a youngster and he completed his schooling there. In 1956, he started work with the Manitoba Telephone System and spent the next several years working construction as a lineman throughout Manitoba. In 1963, he married "the love of his life" Myrna (Magnusson). They grew up and attended school together and were fortunate to recently celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary. In 1965, Lloyd accepted a Line Station Installer Repairman position in Russell and remained there for 10 years. They became involved in the community and Lloyd enjoyed playing hockey with the Russell Rams for several seasons. He belonged to the Elks Lodge, coached minor hockey and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. He also took up the game of golf which soon became his passion. They enjoyed the years in Russell and formed many lifelong friendships. In 1976, Lloyd transferred to the PBX Department in Brandon. He enjoyed his job, spent several years 5th wheeling and participating in his favourite pastimes. He retired in 1993 after 37 years with the MTS. For the past couple of years Lloyd's health has prevented active participation. He missed his regular golf games at Shilo, however until recently he has looked forward to his daily coffee breaks with his buddies. He is survived by his wife Myrna; sisters and brothers in law Joan and Stan Wilson and Mike and Lynda Magnusson and numerous nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents James and Phyllis Thompson; brothers Raymond (Martha), Gordon (Doreen); sister Doreen (Wayne) Hardy and father and mother in law Mike and Nettie Magnusson. A Come and Go Memorial Reception will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a time of remembering at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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McKAY: Ellen Albina McKay passed away on October 30, 2012 at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 23 years. The Wake will take place on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Southquill Hall, Rolling River First Nation. Traditional Feast will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. in Southquill Hall. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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GLAWSON: Harvey Wallace, 95 years, beloved husband of the late Irene Glawson and the late Bertie Glawson, father of Wayne and Donna, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Hartney United Church on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Harvey, donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathymay be made atwww.kowalchuks.net
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ROBINSON: Lewis Gordon, 96 years, beloved husband of the late Beryle Robinson, father of Don (Kathy) Robinson and Lori (Jim) Denbow, grandfather of Michael, David, Gillian Robinson and Katie, Alanna, Jeff Denbow. Gordon died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Hartney Centennial Centre on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Gordon, donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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NORRIE: Jean Norrie of Virden and formerly of Isabella passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Jean is survived by her three daughters: Joanne (Ron) Huberdeau of Isabella, Janice Norrie of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Denise (Bernard) Simard of St. Lazare; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Archie Norrie. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Isabella Community Church, Isabella. Interment will follow in the Isabella Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Isabella Community Church or to the St. Paul’s United Church, Virden.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to bbfs@mymts.net
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of the arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
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GARDINER: Irving Leo of Minto, Manitoba, beloved father of Dwight (Debbie), Ellen (Darrell), and special friend of Audrey Shaw. Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, October 29, 2012 at the age of 79 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Minto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 5B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CHARKOS: William "Bill" Charkos, beloved husband of Judy and dear father of Shawna and Jackie, passed away suddenly in the city on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Ceremony to Celebrate Bill's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Arlene Robertson will officiate. Placement of cremated remains will follow at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary informationwill follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
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HORN: Lloyd Orval Horn, beloved husband of Midge Horn of Virden, Manitoba formerly of Lenore, Manitoba, loving father of Jim and Vicki, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Friday; October 26, 2012 in his 91st year. Memorial service will be held at Virden Legion Hall, Virden Wednesday; October 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with R.C.L. Br. #8 Chaplain Rev. Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will be in Breadalbane Cemetery, Lenore, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Br. #8 – Virden, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the charity of your choice in memory of Lloyd.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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BALDROW: On Thursday, October 25, 2012 Irma Constance passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, at the age of 89 years. Irma was the beloved mother of Arline (Ken) and Keith, grandmother to Craig (Christy), Lindsey (Tim) and Laird and great grandmother to Olivia Rose. In keeping with Irma’s wishes, a private family graveside service will be held in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Irma may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CROSSON: Kenneth Edwin Crosson, beloved husband of Phyllis of Brandon, formerly of McAuley, loving father of Brenda (Barry Lowes), Marna Dueck (Mel), Shelley (Glenn Lowes), passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in his 82nd year. A celebration of his life will be held in Brandon at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Debbie Leslie officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre. Burial will take place at McAuley Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. followed by a time of remembrance and sharing at the McAuley Rink. Memorial tributes in memory of Ken may be made to the Hillcrest Place Family Advisory, 930-26th Street, Brandon, MB, R7B 2B3 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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DRUMMOND: Effie J. Drummond; formerly of Kenton, MB; beloved wife of the late Harold Drummond and mother of Sandra Drummond, Gloria (Gerald) Smith, and Jim (Alberta) Drummond; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 96 years of age. A service to celebrate Effie’s life will be held at the Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Interment to take place at the Shiloh Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Effie’s memory to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, Box 130, Kenton, MB, R0M 0Z0 or to Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at
www.campbellfuneralhome.ca Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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