Classifieds / Obituaries
CHARTIER: Charles Gerald Joseph Chartier. On April 26, 2012 Charles peacefully passed away with his wife and extended family by his side at the golden age of 75 years young. Charlie was born on March 26, 1937 at Richer, MB. He loved music and taught himself to play the guitar, fiddle [violin], organ, mandolin and mouth organ. Whenever there was a gathering, Charlie would pull out one of his instruments and play the night away. He was talented at wood working and built many an item. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and liked to fish and hunt. He enjoyed camping and travelling. Charlie was a fine cook on the stove and the BBQ. Charlie worked with Liquid Carbonic (Prax-Air) for over 21 years. He moved to Brandon, from Wpg, when the company offered him the position of manager for the new office. He was there when the new plant was built (1980's) and ended his career in 1999 and strolled into retirement. Charlie enjoyed his family and friends immensely and liked to entertain them with music, drink, fine food, jokes and good conversations. He was predeceased by his parents Abelard and Alice (Gagnier), first wife Rita (Grouette], granddaughter, Tammy, son-in-law Brian King, second wife Linda, sisters-in-law Doris Chartier, Lucille Mackinnon and Yvonne Stuart, parents-in-law Willie and Albina Grouette, brother- in-law Scotty Stuart and good friend Doreen Dew (King). He leaves to cherish his memory daughter Wanda Chartier-King (Metro). Siblings Mona Vincen t (Delbert) and Clarence, sister Lucille Harrisson. Wife Annette. Step children Kenny Grouette, Teddy, Cheryl Champagne (Brad Caron) (Rita) and Sarah (Stan Piper) (Annette). Charlie had many grand children and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews that will remember him with love and fondness. The family would like to thank Bonnie and Emile Egert for their support and kindness and know that Charlie had a fondness in his heart for both of them. We would like to thank the staff at Rideau Park Nursing Centre for the respectful ways, the kindness and great care given to Charlie through his stay at the centre. Thank you Brockie Donovan. Your kindness and help is much appreciated.
RUSSELL: Ronald, 69 years, beloved husband of Jan Russell, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Ron, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
SHIER: C. Gerald Shier; beloved husband of Nora; father of Elayna (Mike) Zadko, Vincent (Mary) Shier and Gordon Shier; passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB, on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 82 years of age. A service to celebrate Geralds life will be held at the Hamiota District Sports Complex, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. A private family interment will take place at the Crandall Cemetery prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Geralds memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 18th St Unit 3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared with the family via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
RICHARDS: Jack Richards beloved husband of Marianne Richards died on May 6, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Killarney United Church at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
McFARLANE: Stuart Andrew MacFarlane of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Florence McFarlane, passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Stu will be lovingly remembered by his children, son Brian (Laurel) of Winnipeg, daughter Royce (Floyd) Nowatzki of Brandon, grandchildren Sherri (Cam) Steuart, Nadine (Brian Theriault) Nowatzki, Janet Nowatzki (Fadi Ennab) and great granddaughter Yafa Ennabzki. In keeping with Stus wishes cremation will take place with a private family service to be held for both Stu and Flo in the Veterans section of the Brandon Cemetery. If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
RATZ: It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Leslie Ratz, beloved husband of Evelyn, announce that his death occurred on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Visitation will be Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. also at Memories Chapel. Reverend Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, RA7 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ORCHARD: Vivian Elaine, beloved mother of Valerie, Dana and Barbara, passed away with her daughters by her side at the Assiniboine Centre on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the age of 82 years. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elaine may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Assiniboine Centre, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MIDDLETON: Robert S. "Bob" Middleton beloved husband of Dot Middleton died on May 6, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killanrey, Manitoba at the age of 89. A memorial service will be held at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Tri Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Killarney & Bossevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
JOHNSON: Ronald Joseph Johnson of Erickson and formerly of Forrest, passed away at the Neepawa Health Centre on Friday, May 4, 2012, at the age of 80 years. Ron was predeceased by his beloved wife Joyce and dear son Brent.Left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life are his children and grandchildren: Bryan (Jacquie), Wayne, Crystal; Barry (Gayle), Ken, BJ; Blair (Darla), Kane, Bryce, Taylor and Paige; as well as three great-grandchildren, Katrina, Brody and Parker. Also surviving are sisters, Selma (Ed) Salway; Marlene LaBuke; Janet (Norman) Lofgren; Faye Lee; and brother Albert (Gale) Johnson. The funeral service will be held at the Erickson Lutheran Church on Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Erickson Cemetery. Rev. Jim and Deacon Hilde Vickers will officiate.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgIf friends so desire donations may be made to the Erickson and Neepawa Health Centre, Palliative Care. Raes Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
HOWARTH: Dorothy Elizabeth Howarth, in her 88th year, beloved wife of Bill Howarth, Mom to Dave (Linda), Harold (Marlene), Margaret (Kelvin), Nichol & Ron (Margaret), 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Died at the Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, Manitoba on May 5, 2012. Funeral Service will be held at Killarney United ChurchKillarney, Manitoba on May 9, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Interment Killarney Cemetery, Killarney Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society.
Condolences may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comKillarney Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
CHARTIER: Charles Gerald Joseph Chartier. On April 26, 2012 Charles peacefully passed away with his wife and extended family by his side at the golden age of 75 years young. Charlie was born on March 26, 1937 at Richer, MB. He loved music and taught himself to play the guitar, fiddle [violin], organ, mandolin and mouth organ. Whenever there was a gathering, Charlie would pull out one of his instruments and play the night away. He was talented at wood working and built many an item. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and liked to fish and hunt. He enjoyed camping and travelling. Charlie was a fine cook on the stove and the BBQ. Charlie worked with Liquid Carbonic (Prax-Air) for over 21 years. He moved to Brandon, from Wpg, when the company offered him the position of manager for the new office. He was there when the new plant was built (1980's) and ended his career in 1999 and strolled into retirement. Charlie enjoyed his family and friends immensely and liked to entertain them with music, drink, fine food, jokes and good conversations. He was predeceased by his parents Abelard and Alice (Gagnier), first wife Rita (Grouette], granddaughter, Tammy, son-in-law Brian King, second wife Linda, sisters-in-law Doris Chartier, Lucille Mackinnon and Yvonne Stuart, parents-in-law Willie and Albina Grouette, brother- in-law Scotty Stuart and good friend Doreen Dew (King). He leaves to cherish his memory daughter Wanda Chartier-King (Metro). Siblings Mona Vincen t (Delbert) and Clarence. Wife Annette. Step children Kenny Grouette, Teddy, Cheryl Champagne (Brad Caron) (Rita) and Sarah (Stan Piper) (Annette). Charlie had many grand children and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews that will remember him with love and fondness. The family would like to thank Bonnie and Emile Egert for their support and kindness and know that Charlie had a fondness in his heart for both of them. We would like to thank the staff at Rideau Park Nursing Centre for the respectful ways, the kindness and great care given to Charlie through his stay at the centre. Thank you Brockie Donovan. Your kindness and help is much appreciated.
EARL: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Murray Ivan Harvey Earl on April 29th, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 88 years old. Murray was born July 15, 1923 on the home farm in Justice. He was the third eldest of five children born to Margaret and Harry Earl. Murray was predeceased by his mother, father and sisters, Evelyn (Howard Smith) and Edna (Eldon) Martin. He is survived by his loving wife Eileen, daughters Brenda (Bill) Crossman and Marj (Owen) Dickie, grandchildren Julie (Barry), Kylie (Mark), Ambra (Karel), Dora (Gord), Blake and great grandchildren Mason, Ava, Katie, Nate, Zoe, and Zach. He grew up on the family farm and started his schooling at Justice school. He then went to Orange Hall school until grade 8 but that became the end of his formal education. When he was 16 he bought his first model T truck and when he was 18 he bought a 1932 Chevy both of which he was very proud of. In 1943-1945 he traveled out to Red Deer and worked there for two winters working in a garage and also doing some plumbing but returned each summer to farm the quarter section he had rented. When his father Harry quit farming in 1943, Murray took over the family farm and farmed it until 1951. Murray and Eileen met in 1948 when Eileen came to teach at the school in Justice. On July 16, 1949 Murray and Eileen were married and they moved a small house onto their land at Justice and lived there until 1951 when they decided to move to Brandon. They bought their first house at 1361- 6th street and lived there for 22 years. In 1951 Murray started working at Brandon Automobiles because he loved fixing cars and worked there for 5 years. He worked hard and went to night school and got his mechanics papers ,proving that he had found the career he loved. He then went to the Co-op and worked as a mechanic for 32 years before retiring in 1988 at the age of 65 years old. Murray had a great love for baseball and even though he had two girls he coached boys little league baseball for 15 wonderful years. After baseball days he took up curling and golfing. He enjoyed golfing out at Glen Lea in the mens and mixed leagues, and every year enjoyed golfing in the Tamarack golf tournament at Clear Lake along with all his family. Murrays favorite pass-time was reading which he acquired from his father. He also enjoyed countless hours working out in his garage fixing all his friends, former clients and families vehicles. He loved tinkering with every kind of motor he could get his hands on and could fix anything because he was so handy. Brenda will never forget all the life lessons he taught her along with patiently teaching her carpentry, welding, plumbing and electrical, which she will use forever. Marj will always remember Sunday mornings, with her dad relaxing and listening to records of his favorite music. Dad saved one special thing to do in his retirement and that was the countless hours of enjoyment he had in restoring his 1947 Packard. Dad was the best husband, parent, grandparent and great grandparent that we could have ever asked for. He was his kids and grandchildrens biggest fan at all their activities, including Xmas concerts, organ recitals, swimming lessons, soccer, baseball, brownies, scouts, dance recitals, ringette, hockey and golf. As kids we will remember the trips we had to Victoria, Blackhills and all the Sunday picnics we had with family and friends. Dad always treasured all the times they had with their wonderful friends, the Saturday night parties, costume Grey cup parties, their yearly Hecla golf weekend and all the many golf games they shared with all their golfing friends. They also enjoyed their trips they took to Florida, Phoenix and to the Maritimes. Their summers were spent at their cabin at Clear Lake where he enjoyed countless hours at the cook shack, making his famous wood cart, running every morning, having his ritual cinnamon bun every weekend and treasuring his time spent with all his family. The loves of his life were his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He attended all five of his grandchildrens graduations and was able to attend three of his grandchildrens weddings. They moved to 36 Garwood Cres. in 1974 and lived there till 2007 when they moved to Lion`s Manor till his passing. The family would like to thank Dr. Butler, the staff on 400 at Brandon Regional Health Centre and the staff on A200 at the Assiniboine Centre for their care and loving support. The celebration of Murrays life was held at Trinity United Church on Thursday May 3, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. with Joe Ball officiating. A family interment was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Murray may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, R7A 5B7.
BULLARD: The death of Bob Bullard, beloved husband of Sharon, father of Mark, occurred at BRHC Palliative Care, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. A Celebration of Bobs life will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Victoria Inn, Brandon. Donations in Bobs memory, if desired, may be made to BRHC Palliative Care. Friends and family please accept this as your invitation to attend.
STEINBURG: Orris Burke Steinburg (February 23rd, 1927 April 28th, 2012). On April 28th, 2012 a kind and gentle man peacefully passed away surrounded by the love of his family. Orris Burke Steinburg was born February 23rd, 1927 in Great Falls, Montana to Bill and Zella Steinburg, a baby brother for sister Kay. Orries young life was spent in many communities as his father traveled with his ministerial duties, with homes in Calgary, Wishart, Brandon, and finally Winnipeg. At age 16, he enlisted in the Navy and served on a corvette, the H.M.C.S. Bowmanville, from 1943-1945. Upon returning home from overseas, he married his childhood sweetheart, Joyce McLeod, in 1947. Throughout their 35 years of marriage, they were blessed with three daughters, five grandchildren, and many happy memories that included family dinners, camping trips, holidays at Grand Beach, and singing and playing guitar around the piano. Sadly, in 1983, Joyce passed away, closing one beautiful chapter of Orries life. In 1988, happiness was his once again with his marriage to Connie Opruk in Hamiota, MB. With this union, he was blessed with two more adult daughters, and in the coming years, 6 more granddaughters and twin great- granddaughters to love and cherish. As the dedicated grandparents that they were, Orrie and Connie attended every athletic, school, and musical event that they could for all of their grandchildren. Throughout their 23 years of marriage, they enjoyed overseas travel, golfing, summers at the cottage at Shoal Lake, and a vibrant social life with lots of laughter. In Orries life in Hamiota he had a great circle of friends who stood by him through the loss of his wife Connie in September 2011 and his illness that followed soon afterwards. Many who knew him would describe Orrie as a gifted artist, musical, generous, athletic, witty, silly, and fun-loving, but above all, he was a dedicated family man and a gentleman in every sense of the word. Orrie is lovingly remembered by his daughters: Donna (Jack) Grassie and their family Brent, Sean, Scott (Jenn) and baby due June 2012; Diane (Ron) Hucal; Pattie (Mark) Campbell and their family Karyn (Nook), Emily and Avery Stolniuk, Lauren Campbell (Jeff); Susan (John) Bothe and their children Brittany (Justin), Kristin, Chelsea; Sandy Opruk (Darcy) and her children Daphne, Carissa, Talise; and many treasured members of the extended family and community. Orrie was predeceased by his parents, Zella and Bill Steinburg, his sister Kay Titterton, his first wife Joyce and second wife Connie. A funeral for Orrie was held in Hamiota on May 2nd and a celebration of his life will follow in Winnipeg, tentatively on August 11th with further information coming at a later date. Those wishing to donate in Orries memory may do so to the Salvation Army or the Hamiota Golf Club. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hamiota Health Centre for their compassionate care of both Connie and Orrie, as well as their dear friends in the community for their overwhelming support over these last months. Orrie considered himself a lucky man who was so grateful for all of the extraordinary chapters in his life and never was an "I love you" left unsaid. Thank you for being ours.
Messages of condolences or special memories for the family may be directed through Dads obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
SMITH: Brenda Lee Smith of Winnipeg, MB passed away on April 26, 2012 at Minnedosa, MB at the age of 53 years. Brenda was born July 14, 1958 in Carberry, MB. She moved to Killarney, MB in 1961, with her family, from Brandon. She graduated from Killarney Collegiate in 1975. Brenda gained her initial work experience at the Killarney library and later worked in the library at the U of M in Winnipeg. She worked for Revenue Canada and then for Human Resources Canada, in both Brandon and Winnipeg. Growing up Brenda enjoyed riding her horse Kip and travelling to country fairs with her grandparents. Her hobbies included reading, going to yard sales in search of collectibles and antique dishes. Brenda was a loving aunt who enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful and loving mother to her daughter Mackenzie. She was predeceased by her grandparents Marjorie and Watson Smith, Elena and Paul Gronback. Left to cherish her memory, her daughter Mackenzie Laurel Smith; parents Malcolm and Lyla Smith; bothers Steven (Adele) Smith, Terrence (Cora) Smith; sisters Karen (Pierre) Gobeil, Patricia (Danny) Hoppe; also four nieces, five nephews, extended family and friends. A candle lighting service of remembrance was held on May 1, 2012 in the McKenzie United Church, Portage la Prairie with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment took place in the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
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