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WANCHUK: Following a lengthy illness, at the age of 84, Frank passed away peacefully in God’s loving arms May 10, 2014 at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Frank was predeceased by his mother Ann and father Raymond. He will be missed by cousin Joan Halaiko and her children, Kris, Brenda (Bob) Franz, Perry (Rene) and their children Taylor and Paige. Also, his very good friends Brian and Faye Cottam and their family in Calgary, as well as Trudy Chudley and family. He was born in Portage la Prairie on September 17, 1929. He started his working days as a taxi cab dispatcher. He then moved to Brandon and went into business there as a bookkeeper. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling with friend Brian Cottam. He faced many hardships in life with great courage. His motto was "One day at a time." His great sense of humor helped him through his health problems. Thanks to Rideau Park Staff and Dr. M. Egan for the wonderful care and friendship of Frank. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 1R8 or to a charity of your choice.
YOUNG:  Gerald "Gerry" Edwin Young, at the age of 62, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on May 16th, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Wallasey, England and immigrated to Canada with his parents and sister at the young age of eight. He received his education at Alexandra, McLaren and Neelin High School. He then was in the flooring business with his dad for a number of years until he joined the Shur Gro Farm Services organization in 1979, where he worked up until his illness. Gerry was a quiet, gentle, humble, “do anything for anybody kind of guy." He loved reading, "puttering" in his shop, and his morning/evening news. He was predeceased by his father Gerald Young. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Donna of 40 years, daughter Tracy (Bryce) Ridgen, granddaughters Lucy and Kate (born on May 21st, 2014) and son Scott, his mother Edwina Young of Olds, Alberta, sister Edwina (Bob) Ross and niece Megan of Olds, Alberta, brother Edwin (Marie) of Brandon, also niece Morgan Young and nephew Colton Young, mother-in-law Marie Bomek and brother-in-law Grant Bomek of Brandon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, Brandon, MB on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3H1 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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TRELOAR: John Horace (Jack) Treloar passed away peacefully at Fairview Home, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Jack was born on July 4, 1924 in Brandon, MB. He lived in the Rivers area most of his life, farming for 53 years and later moving into the town of Rivers. He was predeceased by his father Sydney Treloar in 1958, his mother Mary Treloar in 1982, his brother Gordon in 1972, and his sister Beatrice in 2001. Jack was a councillor for the R.M. of Daly for 15 years and a member of the Rivers Legion, Branch 75. Funeral Service was held at the Rivers United Church on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment followed at the Rivers Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
SHADFORTH: Anne Shadforth passed away at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Anne was born on September 3, 1924 at Poltawka, Russia. She emigrated to Whitewater, Manitoba, Canada as a child with her parents and one brother, where she attended school locally. She married Henry Heide and they raised six children. In 1962, Henry died and in 1971, Anne married David Shadforth. David and Anne lived in Alberta before moving back to Manitoba. Anne was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing bingo and playing cards with the whole family. She loved having family over for meals and visits. Anne will be missed by her sons John (Sheila) and Ken (Gloria), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband Henry; sons Allan and Arthur; daughters Sandra and Elaine and second husband David. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain officiated. Great- grandsons Joshua and Zachary were urn bearers. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Anne may be made to Life's Vision, 327 - 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3H1.
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PURKESS: Thomas Sydney of Brandon, Manitoba, husband of the late Edith Purkess, passed away peacefully May 17, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Tom was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 23, 1927 to Herbert and Margaret Purkess - part of a family that included Tom and five sisters. Attending Southfield school and later helping with the family farm in the Southfield District south of Austin, Manitoba, Tom moved to Brandon with his mother in 1959. Tom began his career with the Brandon Research Centre where he would spend the next 29 years. Tom was well known for his expertise in working with Barley varieties and a mainstay of the “Barley Crew” at the Experimental Farm. Tom married Edith McGregor January 25, 1985 and they enjoyed over 26 years of happiness together. Edith and Tom loved to travel, and visited many places including Alaska, Florida, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii along with many winters spent at Magic Valley, Texas, and summers at Elgin and Lake Metigoshe campgrounds. They moved to Lions Manor in 1999, and spent many happy years enjoying the social activities of the Manor, particularly the many card game evenings. Tom was very active and bowled, golfed, and played floor shuffleboard for many years along with his daily ritual five mile walk rain or shine. Tom and Edith loved to play cards - 500, crib, whist or any other card game. They also loved to dance, and Edith and Tom would head out to any little town in western Manitoba where the country band, The Fugitives, were playing that night. Tom and Edith were honored to have The Fugitives play at their 20th wedding anniversary at the Central Community Centre, where they were very active members. Tom was predeceased by his wife Edith in 2011, and his parents Herbert and Margaret Purkess. Also predeceased by four sisters and brothers-in-law Margaret (Hugh) Palen, Annie (Tom) Hyde, Edna (Count) Sfreddo, Ina (Archie) Fagg, brothers- in-law Harold Hodgins and John Geiger, nephews Donald Hyde and Ronald Geiger and niece Lois Bourassa. Lovingly remembered and missed by stepsons Keith (Dilys), George (Darlene), Richard, Glenn (Arlene), Brian and stepdaughter Laurie, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren who will all miss Grandpa Tom, along with his sister Mabel Hodgins and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. A graveside memorial service was held on May 21, 2014 with interment at the Brandon Cemetery. A time of sharing memories followed at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre. Donations in memory of Tom may be directed to the Manitoba Lung Association, Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
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RICHARDSON: David “Ross” Richardson, beloved husband of Judy and dear father of Michael and Jennifer (Shawnessey) Gallagher, passed away peacefully at his cottage on Thursday, May 22, 2014, with his loving wife by his side. A celebration of Ross’ life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Services,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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PIERCE: Mary Alice Pierce May 25, 1915 - May 16, 2014Alice was born in the Grande Clairiere District to parents Remy and Josephine (Marcq) Davreux. She married Burton Pierce of Reston, Manitoba in 1938 and lived in Reston ever since. Son Garth was born in 1948. Alice was predeceased by Garth (1979) and Burt (2003). Alice was also predeceased by brother Ernest, sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Sandy) porter, Irene Urichen, Jeanne (Walter) Penno, Maurice Lamotte, as well as in –laws, George (Anne) Pierce, Illa (Les) parker and Web (Eva) Pierce. She will be sadly missed by her sister Blanche Lamotte, daughter-in-law Kathy Pierce and brother-in-law John (Ann) Urichen. Alice had developed a close relationship with her nieces and nephews, Cliff Penno, Brenda (Penno) Dell, Brad Penno, Wendy Penno, Greg Penno, Bonnie (Lamotte) Putzig, Monty Lamotte, Dirk Lamotte, Jocelyn (Lamotte) Wheelans, Jackie (Porter) Morrise, Fred Pierce and the late Donna (Parker) Denhard. Alice is also survived by her very loving and loyal friends, John and Verna Olenick. Alice was always very appreciative of the great care and concern she received at the Reston Health Centre/Willowview Personal Care Home throughout the past 10 1/2 years. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family interment at the Reston Cemetery at a later date.
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MOFFAT: Mona L. Moffat passed away after a lengthy illness and is now at peace. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Keith, daughters Lesley (Rob) Heber, Lorie (Marcel) Joanis and son, Kyle. The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Stade officiating. A private interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mona may be made to the First Baptist Memorial Fund, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, MB R7B 3Y6. Complete obituary information to follow.
McQUEEN: Early in the morning of May 17, 2014, Dr. Ross C. McQueen, died peacefully in St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, a day after his 78th birthday. Ross obtained his Medical Degree from Glasgow University, Scotland in 1959 and emigrated to Canada in 1963, where he joined a small group of Family Physicians in Brandon and was a founding member of the Western Medical Clinic. He became a well loved and respected Family Physician, working in all the fields of medicine, including the Outreach Cancer Care Unit, until his retirement in 1997. His great intellect, love of languages and reading, were balanced by his mischievous nature, generosity and love of cooking. He will be sadly missed by his cousins in Scotland, Alastair and Ian, by all those who worked with him in the years he practiced medicine and those that became his close friends; but especially by his partner Thomas Polovic and his German family. The past 13 years that Thomas has shared with Ross have been the happiest years of his life and he wishes to thank Helen, Robin, Gillian, neighbours and many others for the help and support they have given him at this time. Cremation has taken place. Tributes in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McLAREN: Kathleen Frances (Kay) McLaren of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of the late John A. (Jack) McLaren, loving mother of Brian, Merle, Bonnie and Jeanette, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Wednesday; May 21, 2014 in her 92nd year. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden, Monday; June 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Linda Clark officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden & District Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund, P.O. Box 2526, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 or to Virden & Area Palliative Care, P.O. Box 400 Virden, MB R0M 2C0, in memory of Kay. Complete obituary to follow.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
LITTLE: Roy James Little passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Roy was born on August 16, 1938 in Belmont, Manitoba to parents Allan and Alice Little and was raised on a farm at Hilton, Manitoba. He obtained his schooling in Hilton going on to Teacher's College in Winnipeg in 1955. He started teaching in 1956 at Stockton, Manitoba and went on to teach at Cromer, Holland, Treherne, Hartney and Brandon. In August of 1961, Roy married Elinor (Knight) and they continued teaching together at Holland until the birth of their daughter Karen in 1963 and son Kevin in 1966. Roy obtained his Bachelor of Arts and his Bachelor of Education at the University of Manitoba attending summer school throughout the early 60's. Roy obtained his CMA accounting designation in 1985. He finished his high school teaching career at Neelin High School in 1987. He then obtained his real estate license and sold real estate for a time in Brandon. His last employment was with Assiniboine Community College where he did contract teaching in the Agri Business Program. Roy spent many summers inspecting pedigreed seed crops for the provincial agriculture department. He had a keen interest in farming and loved walking the fields with the farmers. Roy was active in the Kinsmen Club throughout the years. He loved cars (especially old cars) and he was the one his family consulted first before buying a car. His dream car was a 1957 Thunderbird. Roy loved music and many happy hours were spent playing his guitar and banjo. Roy will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Karen (Larry) Houck, granddaughters Haley (Mike) and Erin and by his son Kevin (Jody) and grandson Brandon. Roy will also be remembered by his sisters Betty (Frank), Arlene (Wayne) and Brenda (Rick) and his brothers Doug (Tobey), Russell and Bruce (Emily). He also leaves his aunt Doreen, many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as brothers in law Gordon (Joyce), Ron (Airdrie) and sister in law Phyllis. Roy was predeceased by his wife Elinor, parents Allan and Alice Little, parents in law Charlie and Nora Knight and sister in law Doreen Little. A graveside memorial service was held on Friday, May 9, 2014. Donations in memory of Roy can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Manitoba Division), 415 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
He will be sadly missedBut never forgotten
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KAASGAARD: Kristen Magnus "Kris" Kaasgaard, beloved husband of Ruby, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 19, 2014. Kris was born at Lemvig, Denmark on March 19, 1933. He attended school in Denmark followed by two years of military service. He moved to Canada in 1958 arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax and then travelled to Vancouver, later moving to Belleview, Manitoba and then to Brandon. His life work consisted of cattle and hay farming. Kris belonged to the Manitoba Flying Farmers, 12th Manitoba Dragoons, Pipestone United Church, Square Dancing Club and the Reston Ramblers. He was a dedicated husband and father. Kris is survived by his loving wife, Ruby; daughter, Glenda (Murray) Garden, their children Andrea (Sean) Speirs, Ethan; Erin (Dale) Seafoot, Mardigan; daughter, Roseanne Gallinger, her children, Stephen (Elaina) Hartley, Josephine; Scott Ho; son, Christopher (Lindsey) Gallinger, their children, Beth Gallinger Pozzolo and Jared Gallinger; son, Shaun (Tina) Gallinger, their children Joshua and Olivia; son, Erik Kaasgaard, his daughter, Megan; daughter, Rachelle (Paul) Pulak. Kris is also survived by sisters-in-law Louise Croft, Janet Berry, brother- in-law Barrington Berry and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Christian and Magdalene; Kris was one of nine children: Niels Peter, Bolette, Helge Emil, Anna Maria, Henning, Ole, Jens and Grethe; brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law, Albert and Eileen Berry, Robert (Roberta) Berry, Leone and Bill Lane, Joyce and Stuart Fitzpatrick and Al Croft. The Ceremony to Celebrate Kris' Life was held at Central United Church on Friday, May 23, 2014. Rev. John Lea officiated. Interment was at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Kris may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
JOHNSTON: Mary Angela Johnston, of Brandon, beloved wife of Barry passed away at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Mary was born at Grandview, Manitoba on October 18, 1943, daughter of Stephen (Steve) and Christine Stech. She lived on the family farm before moving into the town of Grandview. She attended the Grandview School to Grade 11 and then went to Winnipeg Hair Dressing School. For ten years she worked for other businesses before starting her own, which she ran for twenty years. Mary enjoyed camping, travelling, telling jokes, dancing, baking, motor bike riding and skidooing. She is survived by her husband, Barry and brother, Mike. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Steve and Christine, brother, Harry and sister, Elsie. A Graveside Service to Celebrate Mary's Life was held at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium, 18th Street South on Thursday May 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Lydia Glawson officiated. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mary to the Multiple Sclerosis Society-Brandon & District Chapter, Unit B-457 9th Street, Brandon MB, R7A 4A9.
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HOOKE: After three years of "helping" with some of the day to day nursing duties at Fairview Personal Care Home, Eileen Hooke, formerly of Douglas, Manitoba, has decided to move on. She passed away at Fairview on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Eileen was born at Mannville, Alberta on December 23, 1928, the fifth of six children. Her parents, Andy and Peggy Marshall, were immigrant farmers from Ireland. Eileen attended grade school at Lefield School, which was located close to the family farm and then Mannville for high school. In 1950, she graduated from Psychiatric Nursing in Brandon. She had a lifelong nursing career working at the Brandon Mental Hospital for thirty-seven years. Following her retirement she worked at We-Care, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, as well as private duty nursing. Eileen loved helping others and saw no reason to retire while she was well and able. "Always a Nurse". Eileen was part of the Douglas United Church Women's Institute, Douglas Seniors Leisure Group, Douglas/Lawrence Women's Group, BMHC Retirees Group and 4-H. She enjoyed golfing and some travelling but loved spending time with grandchildren. Eileen was honored when she was nominated for the Woman of Distinction Award as well as when she won the Fred Douglas Humanitarian Award in the rural Manitoba category. Eileen will be dearly missed by her children, Grant, Glen (Betty Ann) and Greta (Larry); grandchildren, Chad (Sheena), Sheena, Matthew (Jenn), Melanie (Jason), Marshall, Kurt (Tammie) and Kristi (Rob); great-grandchildren, Savannah, Jack, Karlee, Kaylee, Sophie, Sienna, Cohen and Elainna and one sister Betty Johnston. She was predeceased by husband John; parents, Andy and Peggy Marshall and brothers Jack, Leslie, Larry, Edward. The Celebration of Eileen's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiated. Urn bearers were great-grandchildren Jack Peters and Savannah Murphy. Interment followed at the Madford Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Eileen to the Douglas United Church, P.O. Box 24, Douglas, MB R0K 0R0.
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