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MANARY: Ken Manary of Erickson, MB passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the age of 65 years. Ken is survived by his wife Karen; mother Ina Benson of Winnipeg, and brother David (Lucy) Manary of Thompson. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Erickson Legion Hall with Rev. Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. Interment will follow in the Erickson Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Rae’s Funeral Chapel, Erickson.If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
BROWNRIDGE: William “Bill” Earl Brownridge of Brandon, beloved brother of Jean Haslen, Audrey Phillips, Gwen (Ernie) Hickson and Shirley (John) Krawchuk, passed away peacefully at his residence, Hillcrest Place on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the age of 89 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Interment will follow at St. George’s Cemetery, R.M. of Elton. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BARR (nee Jones): Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Thursday August 8, 2013 at the age of 98 years, Gladys “Rona” Barr (nee Jones), of Glenboro, MB. Rona leaves to mourn her passing, son Don (Ruth) Barr of Glenboro, MB, daughters Betty (Cap) Cowan of Stouffville, ON, Carole (Wayne) Withers of Carman, MB, nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; sisters Marjorie (Murray) Sutherland of Winnipeg, MB and Verna Skayman of Brandon, MB, sisters-in-law Margaret Heidman of Calgary, AB and Peggy Jones of Glenboro, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Rona was predeceased by her husband George (2009), an infant daughter Marilyn, her parents Edward & Lillian (nee Edwards) Jones, sisters Isabel Shepherd and Ethel Sutherland, brothers Jerry, Evan and Jim, sisters-in-law Thelma, Alma and Alice Jones and brothers-in-law Wilfred Anderson, George Shepherd, Endsor Jewsbury, Stan Sutherland and Barney Heidman. A Celebration of Rona’s life will be held on Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Rona’s memory to the Raystone Memorial Centre, Box 421 Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0, or to a local charity of one’s choice.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
MUSHIE: After a short illness, Sadley “Sam” Mushie passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Brandon, Manitoba, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the age of 89. Sam was born at the Village of Elphinstone, Manitoba, on April 8, 1924, and then moved with his parents to Menzie, Manitoba, in 1926. They settled in Sandy Lake, Manitoba, in 1930. Sam attended elementary and high school at Sandy Lake. During Sam’s school days and up to and including the early part of his Canadian National Railways career, he was active in sports, mainly hockey, fastball and curling. On June 3, 1943, at age 19, Sam enlisted voluntarily with the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served for 3 years as a Gun Armorer. After serving in the Second World War from June 3, 1943 to May 6, 1946, he returned home to Sandy Lake, Manitoba. Sam remained home for approximately one year after his discharge. In June, 1947, Sam was accepted through Veteran’s Affairs for a course in Telegraphy in Regina, Saskatchewan. Sam learned the Morse code and typing. It was the main means of controlling train traffic and communication in those days. He also learned the duties of a Station Agent, which included freight, express and telegraph tariffs, billing of freight and express, and accounting methods, prepared passenger tickets and sold money orders. On March 8, 1948, Sam was employed by Canadian National Railways as an Agent-Operator. Sam was very active in communities when employed by CNR, serving on executive committees with community centres and The Royal Canadian Legion. On August 9, 1952, he was married to Patricia Gingera and they were blessed with a son Gerald in 1953 and a daughter Geraldine in 1960. They raised their children in Mafeking, Manitoba, where Sam worked most of his years. After 34 years and 4 months of employment with Canadian National Railways, he chose early retirement on June 30, 1982, and settled on an acreage in the District of Bellsite, Manitoba. Sam and Pat lived there for 12 years where he enjoyed gardening, many bonfires, and the laid-back country life. In 1994 they moved to Swan River and in 1997, they moved to Brandon, Manitoba. Sam was very involved in pool playing (snooker) while in Brandon and spoke well of all his competitive friends in the A.N.A.F. club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3. Sam was predeceased by his mother on April 10, 1943, his only brother Zenon (Herbie) on September 28, 1982, and his father on March 21, 1983. Left to mourn are his loving wife of 60 years of marriage, Patricia; son Gerald (Kelly Anderson) of Souris, MB, grandson Dean (Janna), great grandchildren Cayman, Morgan and Hayden of Nesbitt, MB, granddaughter Karlee of Calgary, Alberta; daughter Geraldine (Jason) Moffatt of Douglas, MB, granddaughters Ashley of Morden, MB and Jenna of Douglas, MB; nephew Kevin Mushie of Port Colborne great nephew Brandon great niece Kelsie; niece Ginny & Rich Tisdale, great nephew Cameron (Hamilton, ON); as well as his in-laws and their families – Mary & Jerry Ernest (Thompson, MB), Sally Duncalfe (The Pas, MB), Marlene & Carl Gingera (Snow Lake, MB), and Sharon Gingera (Dauphin, MB). Special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff from Palliative Care - Brandon Regional Health Centre, Dr. Moller (Cancer Care), Dr. DeWet, Dr. Ramaya, Dr. Duncan, Arlene and We-Care staff. Thank you also to the Royal Canadian Legion- Branch #3 Honor Guards for their attendance. A private family service honouring Sam took place on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Memories Chapel. Reverend Barb Jardine officiated. Interment followed in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Urnbearers were Sam’s grandson, Dean, and granddaughters, Ashley, Karlee and Jenna - who Sam loved with all his heart. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Sam may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Sam’s final quote, with his remarkable sense of humor, in his very own prepared obituary,“Goodbye all, until we meet again, if there is such a thing to look forward to!”
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McBURNEY: Mary Selina McBurney of Rivers, in her 101st year, died peacefully at Souris Hospital on the morning of August 4th. She had been well supported during her hospital stay by her loving family, by members of the Rivers Palliative Care group, and by the caring staff of the hospital. Mary was born on December 18, 1912 in Rapid City, Manitoba to George and Harriet (Priestley) Haslen. She was the fifth child and first daughter in the family. She grew up and attended school in Rapid City, and then went to Winnipeg to take her grade 12, followed by a year of Normal School – which enabled her to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. She taught in several small one-room country schools and enjoyed instilling a love of learning into most of her students. While on a holiday to Wasagaming, in Riding Mountain National Park, Mary met a handsome young man named Tom McBurney. Romance blossomed and in 1938, she and Tom were married and she moved up to Wasagaming as a bride. Daughter Nola and son George were born while Tom and Mary resided at the corner of Orchid Street and Wasagaming Drive.In 1951, Tom and Mary decided to build a home in Onanole for their family. Unfortunately, Tom had major health problems and died far too soon in 1956. Mary had just returned to teaching at Onanole, and she taught there at the elementary level until 1962, when she decided to make a big move to Rivers to teach kindergarten at Brooke School.During the years spent at Wasagaming/Onanole, Mary was actively involved in the community – as a Red Cross fund-raiser, Girl Guide leader, Sunday school teacher, WI member, and organizer for getting a United Church located in Onanole.Mary spent the rest of her life at Rivers – teaching at Brooke School until the base closed, and then at the training centre, an activity which gave her immense pleasure and satisfaction. When she retired in 1977, she was recognized “for a lifetime of dedication to children”.Mary was active in her new community and remained so for the rest of her life. She attended Rivers United Church and sang in the choir, belonged to UCW, was a member of WI, the Rivers Housing Authority, Order of Eastern Star, Rivers Health Auxiliary, and Fifty Plus. Soon after she retired from teaching, Mary helped to organize a rhythm band for the personal care home in Rivers, and for more than thirty years she conducted rhythm band there twice a month to help entertain the residents. She was supported in this venture by a dedicated group of volunteers. Even after she semi-retired from leading the rhythm band, she attended and helped out with the presentation, doing so even this past spring and early summer. Mary also presented other programs to seniors at Rivers and at various communities in the Westman area. She loved being able to help out and bring pleasure to others.After her retirement, Mary discovered the joys of travel. All it took was one trip abroad to get her hooked! She enjoyed many trips to England, several to both Europe and Asia, one particularly special trip to Kenya, and many winter holidays to points in the southern U.S. and especially to Bermuda, which she visited 21 happy times, and where she made wonderful friendships. She even introduced her six great grandchildren to the joys of travel!Mary was predeceased by her husband Tom, her parents, her six brothers and one sister, and by several nephews and one niece. She is survived by her daughter Nola, her son George and his wife Lori, her special grandsons Don and Darren and much loved granddaughter Kathy, and their spouses, Denise, Nathalie and Nik and her six precious great grandchildren, Brett, Elizabeth, Mallory, Tyra, Logan and Oceane, as well as one sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Mary’s life was held at Rivers United Church on Friday, August 9, 2013 with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,but laugh and talk of me as if I were with you. For I am happy!
KYLE: Christeina Isabel Kyle 1922-1913. Chrissie Kyle (nee Cameron) passed away in Brandon on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Predeceased by Carman in 2009, her husband of 61 years, she is survived by four children Harvey (Barb), Marie, Joanne MacAulay (Dwight) and Janice along with grandchildren Cameron MacAulay (Stefanie) and Devin MacAulay (Carly); Lee Kyle; Carissa, Colin, Jay Dee and Wade Kyle-Ottenson and Scott Kyle and Nicole Fordyce (Brett).  A niece and many nephews also survive her. Chrissie spent virtually all of her adult life, and clearly the happiest years of the life, on the family farm near Minto until she and Carman retired to Brandon thirty years ago. She always had a warm smile and a fresh coffee for anyone who might drop by for a visit, and ‘always’ cooked extra in case someone wanted to stay for supper. An ardent square-dancer (for decades) she loved meeting people and making new friends - but none were closer, kinder or dearer to her than her friends and neighbors Mervin, Shirley, Maggie and Jason, who were always close by and ready to help whenever she needed a hand. In quiet times Chrissie loved to watch baseball on TV, especially when her favorite teams, the Blue Jays and the Goldeyes, were playing.  And like a lot of people in rural Manitoba she was a huge curling fan especially when the Brier or the Scott Tournament of Hearts would be on. Above all else she loved being with her family; having big meals; and ending the evening with a game of cards (which she usually won). She also treasured the times when she could watch the grandchildren play hockey or soccer or take part in dance recitals, and always tried to be there when graduations and special events were being held. A funeral was held in Boissevain with Reverend Douglas Craig officiating on July 26, 2013. Pallbearers were Cameron MacAulay, Devin MacAulay, Lee Peacock, Colin Kyle-Ottenson, Jaydee Kyle-Ottenson and Scott Kyle. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice in Chrissie’s memory.
KENNEDY: It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gordon Elliott Kennedy of Forrest, MB on Sunday, July 28, 2013 one day short of his 83rd birthday at the BRHC. Gordon was born on July 29, 1930 in Springwater, SK. He attended Springwater school until he was 13 years of age and then he moved with his family to the farm at Forrest that his grandfather had homesteaded in 1879. Gordon attended Turriff School for a short time until he was 14 at which time the family moved to Hartney, MB. While in Hartney he attended school and worked at construction and farming jobs to begin saving for his own farm that he hoped to eventually purchase. After six years, the family returned to Forrest where Gordon and his brother Cecil took over the farm. In 1959, Gordon married Edna Grieve of Lauder, MB and they began their life together. They were blessed with three children, Sheryl, Karen, and Brian. In 1965, Gordon built a new house at Forrest with the help of his brothers where he lived until his passing. All his life, Gordon was active in many sports – curling, baseball, track, and hockey. One of his many accomplishments was placing second in the provincial 100 yard dash in 1946. Another highlight was curling with his two brothers and his father. He also enjoyed playing and coaching hockey over the years and was an avid Wheat King’s Fan. He rarely missed a Blue Jays Baseball Game or a curling game while relaxing in his recliner. Gordon had a love of growing things and got into the Greenhouse business and Market-gardening in the 80s. His pride and joy was caring for his yard and garden and tending to his crops. The annual May Long Family camping/fishing week-end often conflicted with spring seeding but Gordon rarely missed attending over the last 39 years. Another favorite pastime of his was his wood-carving. He spent endless hours creating treasures by hand for his friends and family to enjoy. Gordon loved his music: playing the piano, harmonica, and violin. It was a true gift he retained until his passing. During his farming years he loved getting away with his family on summer camping trips and during retirement he enjoyed wintering in warmer climates. Gordon was well known for his jokes and teasing and often retold amusing stories of his childhood. More than anything, Gordon loved his family and spent many hours with his grandchildren. Just this past winter he skated with his family at the Forrest rink and almost every day rain or shine you could spot Gordon walking around the Forrest district. He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Duncan, brothers Gerald and Leonard and sister-in law Lenore. Gordon will live on in the hearts of his wife Edna; daughter Sheryl (Drew) Livingston – Harmon, Mason, Greyson, Aislinn, and Evan of St. Claude; daughter Karen (Rene) de Delley – Chad and Cole of Forrest; and son Brian (Miho) – Marie, Alex and Seila of Calgary. Also left to mourn are a brother Cecil (Irene) of Forrest and a sister Lorna Marie (Orest) Yarema of Waterhen as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, August 2 with interment at Humesville Cemetery. Should friends so desire, donations are welcome to the Forrest United Church, Box 48, Forrest, MB R0K 0W0, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HURD: Lorne Hurd of Brandon, father to Ray (Patsy) and Linda (Wayne) passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Born in Brandon on September 15, 1922, Lorne grew up in the east end and spent much of his youth hunting and fishing along the Assiniboine River. He attended King George School and graduated with a grade 11 education. Soon after finishing school, WWII broke out and he immediately enlisted in the army and joined the signal corps. After the war, he returned home and married the love of his life Bernice McLachlan. They were married in April 1946. For the first 25 years they lived in a small wartime house with a white picket fence with their two children, Ray and Linda. On their 25th wedding anniversary, Mom and Dad moved into their dream house on Christie Bay. Lorne worked at Manitoba Hydro from the late 1940s until he retired in 1979. For the first part of his career he worked in the meter department and after additional training became an electrical technician. He loved his job and developed many long-lasting friendships with his colleagues. Lorne was an excellent singer. He often sang “The Lord’s Prayer” at funerals and also belonged for a short-time to a barbershop quartet. He just loved sing-songs and could often be found around the piano with his buddies. Lorne loved playing golf, curling and horseshoes. One of his proudest moments in golf was the year he and his son won all the club competitions at the Sunnyside Golf Course and had their picture appear in the Brandon Sun holding all their trophies. He will perhaps best be remembered for his “green thumb”. Working in the yard was Dad’s passion. He spent hours of enjoyment in the flower gardens, cutting the lawn, or tending to his tomatoes. His yard was always the envy of the neighbourhood and he took great pride in his labors. Lorne was described by others as a nice guy, a kind and caring individual, a humble man, and a gentleman. He will certainly be missed by all those who knew him. He was predeceased by his loving wife Bernice of 66 years; his brothers Clarence and Alfie and sisters Ella and Elsie. He is survived by his children Ray (Patsy) and Linda (Wayne); granddaughters, Carmen Hurd (Bret) and Carey Whelpton (Jeff); great-granddaughters Anna and Natalie Whelpton as well as his sister Marlene Jaskow (Steve). Ceremony to Celebrate Lorne’s Life took place at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Rev. Chris Arthur officiated. Interment followed in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Lorne may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
Lorne and Bernice together again.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
FERRIS: Rebecca Anne “Betty” Ferris, daughter of the late Bert and Jessie Roney, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born at Red Jacket, Saskatchewan on September 30, 1928, Betty was a dedicated Nurse’s Aide at the International Nursing Home for 25 years. She is survived by her husband Clifford Arthur Ferris of 59 years of marriage; son John Ferris; son Bill (Debbie) Ferris, grandchildren Edna and Clifford; daughter Betty Anne (Maurice) Girard, grandson Mark (Alyssa), great-granddaughter Brenna, grandson Doug (Sara), grandson Chris (Chelsey), great-granddaughter Addison; daughter Pat (Thomas) Hillmann, grandchildren Adam and Alexander; daughter Susan Deering, granddaughter Brianna (Sean), great-grandchildren Isabelle, Ryleigh and granddaughter Raven. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate. Interment will follow at Madford Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Betty’s granddaughters. Pallbearers will be Betty’s grandsons. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Unit 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HADLAND: Henry Allan Hadland, July 16, 1917 - July 7, 2013. Henry Allan was born in Solsgirth, MB on July 16, 1917. He passed away at the Morley House Personal Care Home in Shoal Lake, MB on July 7, 2013, at the age of 95, with his wife, Marjorie, by his side. Henry was a grain farmer and lived all his life in Shoal Lake except for four years during World War II when he served as an Air Traffic Controller in Manitoba, England and Europe. He was active in the community as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Shoal Lake Agricultural Society, the Shoal Lake Curling Club, and the Masonic Lodge. After retirement he enjoyed his garden, golfing, playing bridge, curling, some traveling and coffee with friends. Henry was predeceased by his parents, William and Kathleen Hadland, his brother Rex, his sister and brother- in-law Alice and Cliff Preston and his sister Phyllis. He is survived by his wife Marjorie of Shoal Lake, brother-in-law David (Donnie) Dunn of Russell, sisters-in-law Nora Edwards of Winnipeg and Laura Strachan of British Columbia, as well as 13 nieces and nephews and their spouses, Marjorie’s daughter, many great- nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the St.. Paul’s Anglican Church in Shoal Lake with Rev. Nigel Packwood officiating. Honorary pallbearers and honorguard were members of the Royal Canadian Legion. Active pallbearers were Jeff Henderson, Greg Draper, Ross Dunn, Jim Dunn, Chris Dunn, Paul Edwards and Derek Jenkins. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the CNIB, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Salvation Army or the Morley House Personal Care Home Activity Department, Shoal Lake.
We bid farewell to a quiet, dignified gentleman.
COOK: Terry Ann Louise Cook was born in Brandon on May 1, 1949 and was the first child to Myrtle and Keith Cook. Terry grew up in Brandon along with her three siblings, where she attended Harrison High School graduating in 1967. Terry spent much of her adult life in service to the elderly. Her career started in Winnipeg in a care home and continued on returning to Brandon. She furthered her career by becoming a licenced practical nurse, while raising her two boys Jason and Dean on her own. She lived her life with independence and instilled this virtue with her children. One of her other joys in life were her animal companions, her cats and dogs. When her life dictated that she had to give up her love of nursing, she found a new passion for gardening, which allowed her to express her creativity through nature in her own backyard. She continued this, until the end of this chapter in her life, which ended at her home with the independence that she aspired to have throughout her life. Terry became a member of the Eastern Star on December 04, 2006. Terry enjoyed her correspondence with her sponsor child through World Vision. Terry is survived by her two sons Jason Owens (wife Jennifer and granddaughter Kyra) and Dean Owens (Tracy Schlamb), her sisters Barb Brown (husband Brian), Ellen Stevens and brother Bill Cook. Terry was predeceased by her parents, Keith Cook and Myrtle Ross, Myrtle’s second husband Hugh Ross, brother-in-law Ron Wurster (Ellen’s husband) and sister-in-law Bev Cook (Bill’s wife). Memorial service is to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Brandon, 560-13th Street East, on Wednesday, August 14th at 2:00p.m., Kim Lewarne will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry’s memory may be made to the Brandon Humane Society or to World Vision Canada.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CLOTHIER: Shirley Dale Clothier of Brandon, passed away peacefully with her family and special friends, Trudy, Lil and Chris by her side on Monday, August 5, 2013 at the age of 63 years. Shirley is survived by her daughter Paula and grandson Joshua, her sister Gwen (Joe) and nieces Melissa, Cathy and Sandy. She was predeceased by her daughter Tammy in 1975. Shirley worked in the Janitorial Department of the Brandon University for many years. She enjoyed making cards, doing crafts, gardening, canning and spending time with her special cat, Zoey. The family would like to thank the staff on the second and fourth floors of the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their excellent care of Shirley. At Shirley’s request cremation has taken place, and no formal service will be held. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CHAPMAN: Albert “Ab” Chapman of R.R. #2, MB, passed away peacefully at his residence, Rivers Personal Care Home on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the age of 95 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with The Venerable Paul Curtis officiating. Interment will follow at Roseville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to Rivers Personal Care Home “Activity Department”, 512 Quebec Street, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CHAMBERS: The family sadly announces that Alice Christina Chambers passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Mom was born on January 6th, 1926 to parents, Charlie and Alma Anderson at the family farmhouse in Orangeville. She was the oldest of the family of one brother and four sisters. Mom attended school in Orangeville. Upon completion at school she worked for George and Edna Bull. Mom met the love of her life, Clifford Chambers in 1946 and they were married on January 22, 1947. Dad and Mom farmed in the Pine Creek area in the early years of their marriage and later settled in Austin. Mom worked for Carnation Foods at Carberry where she made many lifelong friends. The majority of Mom's career was taking care of her family. Mom worked very hard as there were no conveniences like there are today. We all remember how she baked twenty-eight loaves of bread per week in order to feed her growing family of seven children. She made and iced the best buns ever. Mom had a huge garden and canned fruits, vegetables, fish and chicken. Mom made every kind of jam and jelly imaginable which we all loved. Mom sewed many of our clothes and was very thrifty. Family was everything to Mom and she helped us all with babysitting, home and garden projects, care packages, mending, etc. Mom always had a freezer full of baking and goodies and we all knew where to find them. She welcomed everyone with open arms and there was always room for one more at Mom's kitchen table. She was truly treasured and loved by all and will be missed so much. Every summer, Dad and Mom would load four or five kids in the car and travel west, camping in a tent throughout the mountains for three weeks at a time. We as a family were able to experience the exquisite beauty and peaceful wonderment of nature in Banff, Jasper and the Rocky Mountains before they became commercialized. As kids we all remember the fun times, eating in the cook kitchens in Banff, watching the bears and mountain goats, setting the tent up in the rain, making snowballs in July high up in the mountains, stopping at the Calgary Stampede for a few days every year as we travelled west, picking fruit in the Okanagan Valley, walking the paths in Stanley Park, visiting so many museums and places of interest throughout Canada and the United States. In 1987, Mom and Dad were thrilled to spend a month in England and Scotland and a few years later, Dad and Mom took a second trip to England. In her retirement years Mom enjoyed playing cards in the MB Senior Games, being involved in the Austin Senior Centre and T.O.P.S. Mom and Dad enjoyed their Sunday drives looking at the crops and stopping in Gladstone for a Chinese supper. In January 2013, Mom and Dad celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed their apartment and living at Lion's Manor in Brandon where they made many new friends. In July of 2012, Dad and Mom moved into Fairview Personal Care Home. Special thanks to the staff of Fairview Home for the loving care that they gave Mom. Mom was predeceased by husband Clifford in March of this year and son Rick in 1999. She is lovingly remembered by her children Gary (Rita); Gayle (Paul Ham); Merlin (Debbie); Darlene (Ken North); Doug (Melody); Joann (Grant Calvert). She also leaves to cherish her memory 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Nellie Nelson, June Smith, and brothers in law Melford Smith, Jim Hanna, sister in law Rosnah Chambers and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by parents Charlie and Alma Anderson; sisters Ella Kowalchuk and Ruth Hanna; brother Carl Anderson; parents in law Joseph and Mary Chambers; brothers in law Sidney and Lawrence Chambers, Norman Schneider, Jack Nelson, Nick Kowalchuk and her sister in law Olive Schneider and several aunts and uncles. In keeping with Mom's wishes, a private family graveside service and interment will be held in September, 2013 at the Austin Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1 -800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB R7A 6N5 or the Manitoba Kidney Foundation, #203 - 42 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B2. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor in care of arrangements. www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
ANDREW: Lloyd Elmer Andrew. It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Lloyd Elmer Andrew on July 11, 2013 at the age of 83. Lloyd was born in Plumas, MB on May 21, 1930. In 1931 the family moved from Plumas to Rapid City, MB. Lloyd started his education at Tremaine District School and continued high school in Rapid City. After hitching a ride with a talkative lineman, Lloyd decided a career with Manitoba Hydro (MH) was perfect for him. That lineman steered Lloyd into a career in electrical construction. Lloyd was hired as a labourer in MH’s rural electrification program in the 1950’s, eventually receiving his journeyman certification. Lloyd was working for MH when the chimney at Brandon’s 10th Street Station collapsed. In fact his desk was destroyed in that accident. Fortunately he hadn’t been stuck in the office doing paperwork that day. After leaving MH he continued in the electrical field working out of the IBEW union hall based in Edmonton. He worked most of the big projects in Alberta but the one he talked most about was the Syncrude mega project in Fort MacMurray. Lloyd had a memory like an elephant for all the stats; how much horsepower that motor had, or how tall the flare stack was, etc. Lloyd’s interests were many and varied. He attained his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying in his younger days. He was an avid coin collector and passed that tradition on to his nieces and nephews by giving gifts of coins on their birthdays or graduations. He enjoyed playing the stock market but stuck with companies he knew something about. Lloyd would say that a particular company was a good bet because he knew the CEO personally. Lloyd would give a stock recommendation to anyone who would listen; he would talk for hours about the latest trend or stock in the oil patch that week. Lloyd’s greatest passion was reading. His library (every flat surface in his home) consisted of reading material of every description; books and magazines about coins, rock collecting, gardening and mushrooms were all in his collection. Reading the newspaper was his daily ritual and treat to himself. Lloyd is survived by his sister Avis Nielsen, from Brampton ON, his brother in law Richard Kuntz, from Brantford, ON and his sister in law Bette Hyndman from Rapid City, MB. Lloyd will be missed his many nieces and nephews including his newest great great niece, Riya Belcher. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents Sydney and Julia, his brothers Gordon, Ken, Ray, Cecil and his sister Irene Kuntz. Cremation has taken place and his remains will be buried, as per Lloyd’s wishes, with his parents and siblings in the family plot at Rapid City, MB. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 on August 12, 2013 at Rapid City United Church. Internment will take place immediately following at the Rapid City cemetery. Donations can be made in Lloyd’s memory to the “Rapid City United Church Memorial Fund”, Box 190, Rapid City, MB, R0K 1W0.
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