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WESLEY: Peter Lazarus Wesley passed away peacefully at Canmore General Hospital on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the age of 60 years. Born in Morley, Alberta on May 31, 1952, Peter was a lifetime resident on the Stoney Nakoda Nation. In the Nakoda language, Peter's name was "Eagle Messenger". His legacy lives on through his immeasurable contribution to the official website for accurate preservation of the authentic Nakoda language at Peter is lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Donna Hogeland. In addition to his family in Alberta, Peter is survived by his mother-in-law Irene Hogeland of Brandon, Manitoba; sisters-in-law Brenda Froese (George Froese) of Rivers, Manitoba and Carole Hogeland (Mike Bourgoin) of Frankford, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, Lazarus and Lily Wesley, and by his father-in-law, Mel Hogeland. Donations to the "Peter Lazarus Wesley Memorial Scholarship" may be made by phoning 403-220-5854, or by mailing a cheque payable to the University of Calgary (refer to "Peter Lazarus Wesley Memorial Scholarship") to: University of Calgary Development Office, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4. Peter's complete Obituary may be read, and messages of condolences may be placed at:
TRYPKA: Darlene (1936-2012). Peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2012, Darlene passed away to join her beloved husband Bernie. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law; Margaret McKinnon, Corinne McKinnon; niece, Joy (Jim) Lamont; great nephew, Jason; great niece, Nicole (Scott) and great great nephew Jack. She also will be missed by so many good friends and neighbours. In lieu of flowers or donations, please remember Darlene with a smile. A private family interment was held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Brandon Cemetery.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
STELMACK: The family of Gladys Mildred Marie Stelmack are saddened by her passing on July 28, 2012 at Fairview Home. Gladys was the fifth child of sixteen born to Harry and Lillas Cooper on June 22, 1922 in Spry Harbour, Nova Scotia. She was a care giver at an early age, eager to help her mother with her younger siblings. As a young woman, Mom sought employment in Halifax where she met Walter, who was stationed there with the Royal Canadian Navy during W.W.II. They married on September 10, 1945, and later moved to Walter's home town of Brandon, where they raised a family of five: Patrick, Joy(ce), Ronald, Verna and Dianne. In 1963, the family moved to an acreage near Rapid City. Walter and Gladys loved growing a large garden as well as raising a few farm animals. Quilting, knitting, reading, cards and bingo were among her favourite past times. She'd never miss an opportunityto go fishing with Dad and later on with son Pat. Mom was completely devoted to her family and was a loyal friend. As the grandchildren arrived, she tooka keen interest in their activities and accomplishments. Mom loved to entertain and the family gatherings that she hosted were filled with food, fun and music. Over the years, Gladys made numerous trips, mostly to Nova Scotia to visit her kin and a major highlight was a trip to Saudi Arabia to visit her son Ron and his wife Tracy. Church was an integral part of Mom's life. She made lasting friendships with the members of the congregation. Life changed for Mom on April 12, 2010, when she suffered a severe stroke and had to spend her remaining years at Fairview Home under the care of Health Professionals. Mom was predeceased by Walter, Verna, Pat and son-in-law Ellwood Wiltsey. Mourning her passing are her son Ron (Tracy); daughters Joyce Wiltsey and Dianne (Ross) Stilborn and their families as well as Verna Friestad's children; daughter-in-law, Faye and five siblings in Nova Scotia. A time of visitation, followed by the Funeral Service was held at Central United Church, on Thursday, August 2, 2012. Terri Hamilton and Pastor Trevor Cherry of Grace Communion International officiated. Interment followed at Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Gladys to the Fairview Home Recreation Department, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4S6.
Though your smile is gone foreverAnd your hand we cannot touch,We have so many memoriesOf the one we loved so much.Your memory is our keepsake.With which we'll never part.God has you in his keeping,We have you in our hearts.
Mom and Grandma - you will be greatly missed.Your FamilyExpressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
SMITH: It is with sadness the family of Louise Beattie Smith announce her passing on July 29, 2012. Louise was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon in 1994. She is survived by sons Gordon (Gwen) and their children Christopher Smith, Jennifer (Scott) Neilsen, Colby (Lana) Smith and Jillian Smith. Son Graham (Judy) and their children Ann Marie (Brian) Barnes, Jason Keating. Great Grandchildren Marissa and Peyton Neilsen, Brynne and Anaya Smith, Justin and Jordan Barnes, Mattea Gauthier Keating and Great Great Grandson Dominic Barnes, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, Indian Head, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Louise may be made to Sokol Supportive Housing, 30-13th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6T1. The family would like to thank Dr. J. Maier and the staff at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba for their care, compassion, and kindness at the time of Louise’s passing. A special thank-you to the staff at Sokol Supportive Housing for the wonderful care given to our Mother.
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MANSFIELD: Edward Johnathon, beloved husband of the late Jessie Mansfield and loving father of Donna (Clare) Coxe, Lyle (Connie) Mansfield and Les (Donalee) Mansfield, grandfather of Sara (Jeremy) Kerr, Dustin (Danielle) Mansfield and great grandfather of Hailey-Jade Kerr passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Fairview Home. A private graveside service will take place at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ed may be made to a charity of choice.
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GANNON: Olive L. It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Olive L. Gannon of Deloraine, July 30th, 2012 in her 97th year. A private family graveside service will be held followed by a “Celebration” of her life at the Deloraine Legion, Saturday, September 1st, 2:00 P.M.
KUFFLICK: Jason James Kufflick of Brandon passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the age of 34 years. Jason was predeceased by his father Russell Kufflick and is survived by his mother Lorraine Kufflick of Bandon. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Griswold United Church, Griswold. Interment will follow at the Griswold Cemetery. Rev. Craig Miller will officiate.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements (204) 759-2160.
LEADER: James Harold (Scotty) passed away peacefully on Monday, August 6, 2012. Scotty was born January 12, 1923, in Stockton, Manitoba to Jim and Belle Leader. At five years of age, tragically, polio struck Scotty, preventing him from attending school for a year until he could walk again. Growing up on the farm, his younger years included contributing to the farm chores, such as bringing in the cows with his dog Johnny, plowing fields with horses and keeping the wood box full. At age 18, Scotty enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army and soon went overseas with the 4th Division to Aldershot, England. He was sent to Box Hill to instruct his fellow soldiers on how to drive motorcycles, trucks and Bren Gun Carriers with flame throwers. He was medically discharged in 1944. He never forgot the treats and support to the soldiers given by the Salvation Army while they served “King and Country”. Upon returning to Winnipeg, he worked as an orderly at Deer Lodge Hospital. During this time he met Shirley Marie Locke, and they were wed on September 21, 1945. Brandon became their home in 1955, and he started Leader’s Driver Training School. His specialty was a guaranteed technique for parallel parking. He retired after 29 years. Scotty loved a good joke and a good laugh. He enjoyed cribbage, horse shoes, coin collecting, following the harness races, macramé chairs, hand-knotted yarn rugs/mats, crossword puzzles and in his later years, puzzles. Scotty was predeceased by his daughter Cheryl Sholdice in February 2007; son-in-law Ken Curtis in June 2007 and wife Shirley in March 2008. Missing him very much are daughters Heather Beck (Neville), Diane Curtis (Paul Nelham); son- in-law Clay Sholdice; grandchildren Richard Sholdice, Shane Sholdice (Mavis), Karen Beck Kalcounis (Anthony), Adrienne Beck (Gord Szolnyanszky), Dana Smith (Shane),Alissa Reid (Steve) and great grandchildren Miara and Peter Kalcounis, Lucas Reid and Atlantis Smith. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, August 11, 2012 (today) at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Scotty may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 1R8 or Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3X5.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
McKIM: It is with sadness that the family of Hartley Frederick McKim announce his passing on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Hartley may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, MB, R7B 3W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Planning Centre 204-727-0330
FLEMING: Robert “Bob” Frances Fleming died peacefully at his home in Brandon on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Bob was born at St. John’s, Newfoundland. He grew up in St. John’s and received his education at St. Patrick’s School of Christian Brothers. Bob joined the 2 RCHA and served in Shilo, Fort St. Lewis, WA, Korea and Japan. He also served as a paratrooper in 1952 with the Z-Battery. He was awarded a Korean Medal and United Nations Service Medal. Bob was the owner of Fleming Transfer, Park Avenue Rentals and Fleming Realty, holding a Broker’s License for 42 years. His pride and joy in life revolved around his wife of 54 years and his family. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren, always lending them a hand, listening to their troubles and providing them with comfort and encouragement for their growth and accomplishments. Bob was an avid “Elvis” fan and you could always tell when he was around by his singing or whistling of a favourite tune. His second passion in life was for horses. He was a member of the Arabian Horse Association, Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association and Manitoba Team Roping Association where he roped for 12 years. Bob was also a member of the Real Estate Board, and he enjoyed cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs and was a devoted Minor Hockey League coach. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Pauline “Polly,” daughters Barbara (Frank) Denault of Chandler, AZ and Deborah (John) Williams of Winnipeg, MB; grandchildren Robert, Kimberly, Ashley and Shayne. He was predeceased by his parents Sarah and Thomas Fleming and step-brother, Lawrence Mayo. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Kevin Smith as Celebrant. A private family interment will be held in the Veterans’ Section of the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
“I Did It My Way”
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CHAPIN: Mrs. Beulah "Bea" Chapin of Melita, MB., formerly of Brandon, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the age of 91. Cremation will take place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, 204- 522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt D. Ardron - Funeral Directors.
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CARR: Keith Carr of Foxwarren, Manitoba passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 59 years. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Foxwarren Arena, Foxwarren, Manitoba with Elaine Dixon officiating. Interment will follow in the Foxwarren Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the GoodHearts Foundation, 11423 55th Avenue, NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 0X3.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
ISAAK: Agnes Isaak, beloved sister of Betty Kruger, Mary Isaak, George (Joy) Isaak, Tina Isaak, Margaret (Ernie) Janzen; passed away at home, Shoal Lake, MB on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 87 years of age. A service to celebrate Agnes’s life will be held at the Rivers Baptist Church, Rivers, MB on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 3:00pm with interment following in the Rivers Mennonite Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Agnes’s memory to Gideons International In Canada, PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON, N1H7A2 or to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary to be added at a later date.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
De RUYCK: Jeanne De Ruyck(nee Deschouwer). It is with broken hearts and great sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of our mother, at Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon, MB. Surrounded by her loving family, Jeanne was lifted by angels from earth into a bright new world on Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the age of 87 years. Jeanne will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her five children: Denise (Denis) Talbot, Valére (Lois), Leonard (Petrice Juryn), Dianne (Miro) Gawinski and Audrey (Brad Nelson); four grandchildren: Bonnie, Christine (Cory), Steven (Amanda) and Jason (Carly) and four great grandchildren: Quinton, Madyson, Saydie and Jarod, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jeanne was predeceased by her loving husband Remi in 2000, daughters Lorette in 1951 and Doris in 1971, her parents Emile and Valentine (nee Chevalier), brothers Gerard and Marcel, sister Ghislaine (Gerard) and brothers-in-law Gerard Dhont, Raymond De Ruyck (Clara), Charles De Ruyck (Duif) and Father Gerard De Ruyck. Jeanne was born in the St. Alphonse district on August 1, 1925. The family then moved to the Bruxelles district where they continued farming. In 1946, she married her long-time neighbour Remi De Ruyck and lived south of Mariapolis where their seven children were born. They resided on the farm until 1979 when they retired and moved to Mariapolis. After Remi’s passing in 2000 she moved to the Swan Lake Manor where she enjoyed the company of friends and playing cards. In 2011 Jeanne moved to Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Jeanne had to overcome some misfortune and tragedy in her life-time, but never lost her genuine good-hearted nature. In times of need, she would be a pillar of strength for her family. Jeanne was a quiet, kind-hearted woman. Her life was dedicated to the love she had for her family, home and farm life. She was never happier than when she was at home with her husband, children and grandchildren. Jeanne will be dearly missed and remembered by those who knew her. Everyone enjoyed her sense of humor and quick wit. She will be fondly remembered as being kind and gentle and always ready to help family, friends and neighbours. Funeral Services will be held in the Mariapolis Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Memorial Service at 1:15 p.m. followed by Mass at 2 p.m. with Father Francis Eworo and Father Armand Le Gal officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200-6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
Heaven has gained the dearest mother the world could hold. She will be sorely missed. Rest in peace dear Mom and Grandma, we will miss you so. God bless you.
Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
THACKER: With great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Lynne Alice Thacker (nee Geotz) after a lengthy battle with MS. Lynne passed away on August 1, 2012 at the age of 58 years with her husband by her side. Lynne was predeceased by her parents Walter and Corrine Geotz of Nesbitt, MB. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her loving and devoted husband of 37 years Randy Thacker; children Terry Thacker, Curtis (Cindy) Thacker and stepson Jason (Jen) Carter all of Portage la Prairie, MB; grandchildren Apryl Dawn Thacker, Michael Terrance Kuryk (Thacker), Brady Anderson, Quinn Violet and Kyle Carter; siblings, Sharon (Jim) Lockhart, Jerry (Val) Geotz and Eileen (Larry) Dnistranski, along with numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Lynne was born April 21, 1954 at Killarney, MB and spent her early years growing up in the Nesbitt and Wawanesa area. She went to school in both these locations and completed her post-secondary education at ACC in Brandon, MB. This is where she met the man that would be the love of her life and her soul mate, Randy. Lynne married Randy Thacker on February 22, 1975 and together they raised two children. They lived in various locations including Winnipeg, Nesbitt, Glenboro and Portage la Prairie. Lynne worked for Manitoba Hydro and after 10 years was forced to retire due to her progressive battle with MS. Lynne was known for her great sense of humor and loved a good joke especially if it was on someone else. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Lynne was a patient, kind and accepting person, even when MS would take one more thing from her she never complained. Lynne’s love and focus was always on her family. Highlights for her were the birth of her grandchildren and the marriage of her son Curtis and his bride Cindy. Lynne was very proud of her granddaughter Apryl Thacker on her accomplishments as a young musical star in her own right. Due to her failing health Lynne was not able to attend all performances physically but was always with Apryl in her heart. Camping, music, her pets, bird watching and her flower garden gave her much joy. For everything there is a season and on August 1, 2012 Lynne’s season came to an end. You will always be in our thoughts, we love you and will miss you forever, but we would not wish you back to suffer one more day. We saw the pain and suffering in your eyes and we knew that it would not be fair to ask you to stay. You are free to soar with the eagles, dance with the wolves and pick flowers in your beautiful garden; free at last! Should friends so desire donations can be made to Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Box 1426, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3N9 or to Central Plains Cancer Care Services, 318 Sask.Ave.E, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N OK8. A public memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery, Nesbitt, Manitoba on August 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. A time of fellowship to follow in the Nesbitt Hall, Nesbitt, Manitoba. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021.
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