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STANLEY: Russell Stanley of Brandon, much loved husband of Helen, father of Ted, Elaine and Jerry, and grandfather to Kim, Amanda and Cassandra, passed away peacefully at his residence, on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral and Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
WALKER: Peacefully, with her family by her side, Edaline Leona “Lee” Walker passed away at 12:26 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 76 years. Born May 12, 1936 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, she was the only daughter of Willemtje (Hogeweide) and Edwin Fjeld. She was raised in the Weldon/Birch Hills area in Saskatchewan. Lee met the love of her life, Henry “Hank” Walker in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, in September 1953, and they were married in Picton, Ontario on February 5, 1954. She embraced all of Hank’s brothers and sisters as her own; and so grew her love of “family”. Lee was a military wife for 31 years; starting with her marriage to Hank in 1954 in Picton, Ontario and ending with his retirement in 1985 in CFB Shilo, Manitoba. Together they had three children – Randy, born January 1955 in Picton, ON; Terry, born February 1959 in Germany; and Leanne, born January 1968 in Brandon, MB. As a military wife, Lee learned to love to travel all over the world; Picton, ON from 1954-1957; Winnipeg, MB from 1957-1958; Hemer, West Germany from 1958-1960 (leaving Canada by ship with Randy (3 years) in 1958 to join Hank in Germany, and returning to Canada by ship with Randy (5 years), Terry (1 year) and Hank); CFB Gagetown, NB from 1960-1962; CFB Shilo from 1962-1970; CFB Gagetown again from 1970-1971; and Lahr, West Germany from 1971-1975. In 1975, they returned once again to CFB Shilo where they remained until Hank’s retirement from the Military in 1985, at which time they settled in Brandon. Lee was a stay-at-home wife and mother for the first 19 years of her marriage. She then began a successful retail/administration career; starting in 1973 for the Canex, Lahr Exchange, in Germany; and in 1975 in CFB Shilo for the Base Exchange/Non-Public Funds, until her retirement in 1989. Lee had a great love for knitting (which she began at the age of 4 years old), so it was rare to see her without a set of knitting needles in her hands. She and Hank loved to garden (both vegetables and flowers); and they spent quite a bit of time travelling to visit family in Saskatchewan; and all the way to the West Coast to visit their son, Terry, and his family. Lee’s health progressively declined over the last 4 ? years, slowly robbing her of her independence. But through it all, she always maintained a “fighting spirit”, smiling and joking; showing us all her amazing strength, and always taking it “One Day At A Time”. We take great comfort in knowing that she no longer has to endure these major daily struggles and challenges; she no longer suffers… she is finally at peace. Lee was predeceased by her mother, Willemtje Fjeld in 1949; her father, Edwin Fjeld in 1967; and her half-brother Joseph Dufak in 1980. Lee leaves to mourn her passing – her beloved husband of 59 years, Hank; her three children: Randy (Kim), Terry (Roberta) and Leanne (Harry); her six grandchildren: Melissa (Marc), Sean, Sara, Dale, Dayna (Mike), and Taylor; and two great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Walker and Christian Shymko. Cremation has taken place. A Ceremony to Celebrate Lee’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Jim Brown will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jennifer Tarr, Lois Evans, Kay McLean, and Frank and Marilyn Hambrook. If friends and family so desire, donations in memory of Lee may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0P6; or The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
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WEBSTER: Laura. October 31, 1918 - Feb 23, 2013. Our wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend left us gently at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, AB on February 23, 2013 surrounded by those she loved. Laura was the beloved wife of John Milton Webster (deceased June 2, 2010.) She was the third of four daughters born to Dorothy and John Dietrich of Brandon. Upon John’s early death and Dorothy’s eventual remarriage, the family also included half brother Alfred. Laura was predeceased by sisters; Dorothy (Bill Jones) of Brandon, Nell (Wally Hare) of Edmonton, AB, brother Alfred (Anne) Regina, SK and niece Marilyn Wilson of Vernon, BC. She was the best mother and mother-in-law ever to daughter Lynne and her husband Bill Kearns of Calgary, AB. She adored and was adored by her grandchildren; Tim Kearns (Michele Durling), Andrew Kearns (Melanie McMaster) of Calgary and Jane Kearns (Andy Kurelek) of Burlington, ON. She thought her seven great grandsons; Ross, Scott, William, Reid, Sawyer, Hudson and Wyatt were perfect in every way. Laura is also survived by her younger sister Elsie Wilson and her nephew Robert Wilson of Vernon, BC and Robert’s family, nephew Wayne Webster of Birtle, MB and his family, and niece Joanne Fortin of Souris, MB and her family. Growing up in Brandon, Laura loved school and enjoyed sports. She won the Governor General’s Medal when she graduated from Brandon Collegiate, and she went on to nursing, also in Brandon. In an era when it was unusual for women to work outside the home after marriage, Laura did just that. In both Brandon and Winnipeg, where she and Milt lived for many years, Laura enjoyed successful careers in sales and as the registrar of a business college as well as nursing. Laura was lovely, perfectly dressed and groomed with her signature black pearls to the end. She lived her life with grace and wisdom. We will miss her wise counsel dearly. A family memorial gathering will take place in the spring.
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In living memory of Laura Webster, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
WILLIAMSON: Audrey Perrin Williamson, beloved wife of the late Jim Williamson and dear mother of Deb, Kim, Sheri and Wenda, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the age of 74 years. A Celebration of Audrey’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Mr. Jamie Berry, officiating. Interment will take place at the Roseland Cemetery at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Audrey may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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KEATING: Arvon Argyle Keating, 89, passed away on March 17, 2013 in Nanaimo, BC after a long and full life. He was born on February 21, 1924 in Silverton MB to Wallace and Hattie (McFarlane) Keating. Arvon is survived by his children Leslie Mercer of Nanaimo BC, Audrey (Elaine) Keating of Parksville BC, Gyle (Sam) Keating of Salt Spring Island BC, and Kent (Debbie) Keating of 100 Mile House BC; his brother Larry Keating of Cranbrook BC and his sister Margaret Gray of Winnipeg MB; his grandchildren Jeremy (Lauren) Keating, Annya (Patrick) Linfoot, Naomi (Andrew) Jacobs, Jennifer (Paul) Denby, Stephanie (Jesse) Mercer, Brandon (Kristen) Keating, Aaron Keating, and Tiffany Keating; his great-grandchildren Ember, Carter, and Connol; and his nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Arvon was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Hattie Keating and his wife Betha Keating. Arvon grew up on a farm and went to school in Clandeboye and Selkirk MB. In the early 1940s, after graduation, he worked for two years as a laboratory technician for the Manitoba Sugar Company. Then in 1943 he joined the R.C.A.F., trained as a pilot, and became a flying instructor. At the end of the war, he enrolled in the Science faculty at the University of Manitoba, but after two years returned to Clandeboye, where he farmed from 1947 to 1960. In the late 1950s, Arvon struggled over continuing to farm or to follow a calling to ministry. He decided on the ministry and graduated from United College in Winnipeg (now the University of Winnipeg) in 1965, with degrees in both Arts and Theology. After his ordination, Arvon served as a United Church minister in several rural charges in Western Manitoba, including Emerson- Dominion City, Nesbitt-Carroll, and Gladstone. In 1975, Arvon moved to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and served in a team ministry at St. Andrew’s before moving on to Trinity United. In the early 1980s, he took on a stint installing deck coverings before accepting a call to Bethany United in Surrey, BC. Arvon returned to Nanaimo in the late 1980s and, as a semi-retired minister, served Gabriola United Church until he retired permanently. During his career, Arvon led lively Bible study and youth groups and was active at both Presbytery and Conference levels. He had the knack of communicating the complex in ways that were easily understood. On Sunday mornings, many a child—and parent—was fascinated by his stories while they waited to find out what mystery lay hidden in a simple cardboard box or brown paper bag. Arvon married Betha Calis on June 20, 1951 in Selkirk MB and remained devotedly married for 52 years until her death in 2003. A deeply caring parent, Arvon saw into the hearts of his children and grandchildren and gave each one his abiding love. A multi-skilled man, Arvon pursued a variety of hobbies, including gardening, lapidary, whittling, and woodturning. In his hands, the most unpromising chunk of wood was transformed into a perfectly proportioned vase, goblet, or bowl. Arvon was also an avid curler, a deadly shot at crokinole, and a daunting cribbage player. He enjoyed watching hockey and football and was a lifelong Bombers fan. Arvon’s broad and deep knowledge base, warm humanity, and twinkling eyes made him approachable and appealing to people of all ages and walks of life. He accepted people as they were, without judging, and offered kindness, compassion, and encouragement unstintingly. A stalwart oak, he knew how to bend. A memorial service will be held at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Road, Nanaimo, B.C. on March 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. A private interment will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
MAUTHE: Bertha Mauthe passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Neepawa Health Centre at the age of 89 years. She will be sadly missed by her children Brian (Milena) and Mallory (Terry) and their families; and daughter-in-law Lora and family. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 2005 and son Doug in 2012. Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Waldersee, Manitoba. Interment will follow at the Waldersee Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
SCOTT: Barry.Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the age of 62 years. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Erickson Lutheran/Onanole United Church in Erickson with Pastor Jim Vickers officiating. Interment will follow at the Erickson Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
CAMPBELL: Donald Bruce Campbell, beloved husband of Nancy, and father to Lori (Ryan), Robin, Cheryl and Heather, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the age of 62 years. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral and Cremation Services (204) 727-0694.
WADE: Alice Jane Wade beloved wife of Albert and mother of Brenda & Jamie, entered into rest at the Minnedosa Health Centre on March 17, 2013 at the age of 68 years. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place prior to the service at the Basswood Cemetery, Basswood, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
WILLBLOOD: It is with sadness that we announce the deaths of Bert and Gladys Willblood. Bert, on February 28th, 2013 and Gladys on March 15th, 2013. Both died after lengthy illnesses. Bert was born on January 31st, 1920 in Melita, MB. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Sara, his brothers Archie and Ted and sister, Jean Peterson. Gladys was born on September 20th, 1920 in Margaret, MB. She was predeceased by her parents Hugh and Clara Pierson, her brother, Jack and sisters Elsie Margetts and Jean Johnston. Bert and Gladys lived in Brandon for many years, and leave several nieces and nephews, as well as some relatives in Wales and Scotland, and many friends to cherish their memory. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3434 Park Avenue, on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
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SKUCE: Grace Skuce (nee Galloway). With deepest sympathy we announce the peaceful passing of Grace Skuce on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the age of 79 years. Grace is survived by her husband Frank; son Rick and daughter-in-law Maria of Prince George; grandchildren Ryan of Vancouver, Chad of Prince George and Amber of Grand Prairie and brother Harold (Francis) Galloway of Rocky Mountain House, AB. She is predeceased by her son Randy and brothers Ross Galloway and Don Galloway. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, 56 Royal Rd. S. Portage la Prairie, at 1:00 p.m., led by Rev. Marg Scott. Private family interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers as expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Grace’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba – Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1A7. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021.
JACKSON: Mildred Marie Jackson (July 11th, 1927-February 23rd, 2013). It is with sadness we announce the passing of mom, grandma, and great grandma, Mildred Marie Jackson, on February 23rd, 2013. Mildred is survived by son Garth (Debbie), grandson Derek Jackson (Shannon Westbury, Dylen and Nick), great-granddaughter Summer, and great-grandson Maddox, granddaughter Kayla, and granddaughter Alissa. Mildred is also survived by sister-in-law Vivian Free and family of Winnipeg and sister-in-law, Mildred Hodgson of Morden. Mildred was pre-deceased by husband Lloyd, son Gregory Lloyd, her mom Henrietta Hodgson, dad Albert Hodgson, sister Ruth (Bill Sadler), brother Ronald Hodgson (Linda), brother George Hodgson, brother Russell Hodgson, brothers-in-law, Merle, Stewart, and Bert Jackson, and sister-in-law, Bernice Jackson. Mildred was born Mildred Marie Hodgson July 11th, 1927 on the family farm near Kaleida, MB. Mildred attended school at a one-room country school for most of her education. She managed to obtain her high school diploma. After graduation, she decided to go into teaching. Mildred started teaching at Hodgson near the Peguis Reserve and the Brandon Residential School. Mildred’s parents decided to retire in Brandon and they purchased a house on Dennis Street. Mildred went to a New Year’s Eve Party and met her future husband, Lloyd. Mildred and Lloyd were married in 1954. David Garth was born in 1955, followed by Gregory Lloyd in 1958. Unfortunately, Gregory’s life was cut short by a rare lung ailment in 1960 at the age of 18 months. Mom went on to a diversified career including selling Avon, a stint as a lab tech at the Brandon General, six years as a sales manager for Avon, two years of teaching at St. Augustine’s, selling real-estate for Century 21, and finally as a Home Care worker. Retirement was tough at times due to the strain of looking after a husband in failing health. It was times like this that mom displayed the strong character and determination that was always part of her life. After the passing of husband Lloyd in 1993, Mildred was able to enjoy some freedom. Mildred made several trips to Mexico enjoying the warmth and sun of Acapulco. Unfortunately, on July 11th, 2005 Mildred suffered a near fatal heart attack. Mildred survived due to the staff at BGH and St. Boniface Cardiac Intensive Care. Shortly after her recovery, the fifth floor of Fairview Home became her home. Mildred enjoyed Fairview due to a great staff that treated her with kindness and respect. Mildred became known as ‘Millistar’ to the staff of the fifth floor. The family would like to thank all of the staff who have worked on the fifth floor, the staff and doctors at Brandon RHA over the years, and especially Dr. Mary Egan whose kindness and care cannot be measured. A service of remembrance to honour Mildred’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on February 28, 2013 with Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mildred may be made to the CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Mom, from all of the family- we will miss you.
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HUBERDEAU: The death of Ernest Alfred Huberdeau, beloved husband of Janice and dear father to Justin and Rachelle, occurred on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ernie’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ernie to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Murray House Cancer Treatment Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HOWDEN: Dorothy May (Brown) Howden, age 85, beloved wife of the late Allan Howden died February 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Survived by son John (Donna), Linda, Bob, Jane (Jack), 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 10 brothers and sisters. Funeral Service was held March 6, 2013 at the Harvest Community Church in Deloraine, Manitoba. Interment was at Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6 or the Salvation Army; 510-6th St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9.
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HAIGH: Irene Haigh, beloved wife of John Haigh passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Sunday February 24, 2013 with John at her side. She was 84 years old. Irene was born in Rochdale, England on September 11, 1928. After her schooling, Irene worked in a woollen mill. In 1949, at the age of 21, she immigrated to Canada and married John. They farmed in the Pleasant Valley District just outside of Grandview, Manitoba until 1973. Irene and John then moved to Dauphin and later to Brandon where Irene was employed in the Hotel industry until her retirement. She was an avid reader and loved to knit. Irene and John took many trips back to England as well as various places in Canada and the US. Irene is survived by her husband John; daughter Dorothy (Rene); sons Ralph (Cathy) and Glen (Anita) as well as grandsons, Grant and Scott. She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, Edna and Lena, and one brother, Ernest. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service at Rosewood Memorial Gardens at a later date.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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