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MORTON: Sister Anne Morton, RNDM (Sr. M. St. Thaddeus), former resident of Fairview Home, Brandon, died peacefully on April 19, 2014. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, William Lyall Morton and Rose Melanie Breland, and by her siblings, Norah Hardy, Eileen Ethier, John Morton and Henry Morton. Anne is survived by her sister Marguerite Verry of Mississauga, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Anne was born on April 24, 1921 in Lauder, MB, the second youngest of six children. Anne’s early education took place in Lauder, Dunrea, and Grande-Clairière, and then she went to St. Michael’s Academy in Brandon to complete high school. St. Michael’s was operated by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM), and having met the Sisters, and been inspired by them, Anne felt drawn to become one of them. She entered the Sisters' novitiate at Sacred Heart College in Regina, SK, making her first vows in 1942 and her final vows in 1948. After first vows, Anne was sent to teach in Fort Frances, ON, and thus commenced her twenty five years of educating children. Apart from her first years in Fort Frances, Anne's subsequent teaching was in Manitoba - in Brandon, St. Eustache, Elie, Ste. Rose du Lac, and St. Joseph. Anne was a much loved teacher. Her kindness and respect towards the children in her care was remarkable, and to this day, many of her former students from various parts of Canada contact the RNDMs to have word of Sr. Anne. Their memories are of how caring Anne was, how she "saw" them, and listened to them. As effective as she was as an educator, Anne also felt drawn to nursing. Thus, in 1972, she went to the Quo Vadis School of Nursing in Toronto, a program designed for mature students. Anne invested herself wholly in her studies, and on acquiring the new skills necessary for her to care for the sick and infirm. On completion of her RN, she nursed at St. Joseph’s hospital in Toronto, the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, and then took charge of the care for infirm RNDM Sisters at St. Michael’s Academy. Anne had a keen sensitivity for those who struggle in life. She had a deep faith, born out of her own life struggles and joys, and she generously shared that faith with others. Her relationship with God was central to her being. The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and Sr. Anne's family are grateful to the staff at Fairview Home for their competence and care for Anne in the three years she was a resident with them. Wake/Prayers (a time to pray and share memories of Sr. Anne) will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at St. Augustine of Canterbury church, 327 - 4th Street, Brandon. The Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 2:00 pm, with Reverend Kevin Smith as main celebrant. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery on 18th Street South. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation to the Mission Fund of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, 310 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0G7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McLAUGHLIN: Betty McLaughlin passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home, on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the age of 79 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. Following the reception, interment will take place at the Katrime Cemetery. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LAMONT: Donna (Donelda) Aileen Lamont (nee Jackson). Donna was born February 16th, 1922 the oldest of 4 children to Thomas and Agnes Jackson of the Inglis District, R. M. of Boulton. She grew up on the farm in Boulton Municipality, Inglis area. She attended Boulton School then continued on to high school in Russell, Manitoba. She took her Nurse training at the Misercordia Hospital in Winnipeg, graduated as a registered nurse and continued to work there until she married.On Oct 11th, 1946 she married Hugh Lamont of the Minto/Margaret Area, and raised their 2 sons on the Lamont Farm there. Donna loved horticulture, on the farm, she had a greenhouse, sold vegetables and flowers. Moving to Killarney, mom showed her talents in the landscaping of their yard which she enjoyed and it was home for over 50 years. She enjoyed her summer home at Balmy Beach, Auction Sales, Furniture refinishing, knitting, woodworking, baking, reading but most of all her family. She took an active part in the United Church, Garden Club and Tri-Lake Health Centre Auxiliary. Mom spent hours baking cookies packaging them, or putting gladiolas in vases to go visit many neighbor homes, those in Lakeview Gardens or Bayside Personal Care Home. She was predeceased by her husband Hugh Lamont; her brothers, Robert and Clifford. Survived by: Tom (Betty) and Jim (Susan) Grandchildren, Rob (Andrea) Jason (Desi) Paul, (Taryn) and Sherri (Mark) plus 5 Great Grandchildren; sister Catherine and sisters in laws Adeline and Verda. Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 25, 2014, Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. A Private Interment will be held at the Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba. In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the Killarney United Church, Lakeland Regional Library or a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
MELCOSKY: Matilda Melcosky entered into rest at the Minnedosa Health Centre on April 16, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minnedosa, MB with Fr. Emil Kardasinec officiating. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to Minnedosa Palliative Care Service or Minnedosa Drop in Centre. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
VROOMAN: Irving Thomas Vrooman passed away on January 3, 2014 at the Seven Oaks Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com
WRIGHT: Donalda Elaine (White), November 25th, 1938 – April 7th, 2014. It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Donalda Wright of Edmonton, AB on April 7th, 2014 at the age of 75 years. She is survived by her loving husband Ken of 53 years; her children, Dwayne (Nikki), Gwenda (Roch), Judy (Alan), Perry, Donna (Bert); daughters-in-law Angie and Felicia; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; her sister Gwenda, as well as Reg and Lynn, Michael, Murial, John and Joan; nieces and nephews and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her two sons Raymond and Randy. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers donations gratefully accepted to BC Neurofibromatosis Association of which Donalda was a Chartered Member. Westlock Funeral Home & Crematorium Ltd. 780-349-3474.
PETRIE: In loving memory of May Petrie. May passed away peacefully with friends and family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 14, 2014. Wake will be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Brandon Friendship Centre, 205 College Avenue. Anglican Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street.
SCHIEWE: Arnold Schiewe of Brandon passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 91 years. A graveside service to honour Arnold’s life will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arnold may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
STANICK: Cindy Stanick of Brandon passed away April 11, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 66. After a 2 year courageous battle with cancer, Cindy went to be with her Lord. She grew up in St. Lazare, moved to Brandon and married. Her long career with the Westman Central Laundry kept her busy and she loved it. She will be missed terribly by everyone that knew her. Cindy is survived by her husband Brian Stanick, sons: Michael Stanick and his daughter Abbey, Jeffrey Stanick, daughters: Raquelle (Brian) Baker, and their children Tyler and Camryn, Shannon (Chad) Daciuk and their children Payton and Macy. The funeral was held on April 14, 2014 from St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church with Father Kevin Smith officiating. Interment followed in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were George Miller, Darren Tremblay, Pit Tremblay, Jody Tremblay, Roger Tremblay, Jonathon Munro, Justin Munro, and Dillon Tremblay. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, MB was in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
MEALY: Allan Glenson Mealy, age 84, of Winnipeg Manitoba, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Al was born on October 6, 1929 in Fairfax, Manitoba. He was an avid sportsman and skilled carpenter, and was very artistic and creative. Dad made his career with HBM&S in Flin Flon, Manitoba, as their Employment Officer. He retired to Winnipeg. Dad was predeceased by his father Bill, his mother Aleta, his first wife Helene, and his second wife Audrey. He leaves behind his daughters: Aleta (Bob), Rena (Mark) and Michele, as well as his grandsons Scott and Kevin. He will also be mourned by his sister, brothers, and their spouses and families, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. As to Dad's wishes, his ashes will be interred in Flin Flon and a celebration of his life will take place at the family cottage in Denare Beach this summer. The family wishes to thank Dr. Seamus, Dani, and the entire staff on ward GB3 of HSC for the wonderful and compassionate care that Dad received. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dad's memory, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6.
OBEDNIAK: Evelyn Gael Obedniak June 19, 1962 - December 19, 2013. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Evelyn (Evie) Gael Obedniak of Prince George, B.C. Evie passed away peacefully at the Rotary Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the age of 51, after a courageous battle with cancer. Evie is the youngest daughter born to Thomas and Sylvia Obedniak. She grew up on a farm with her three older sisters (Malveen, Darlene & Connie) in the Rossburn area. She loved the farm and enjoyed helping her dad (Tato) with farm chores. After graduating from high school, she was enrolled at Brandon University. Upon completing her studies in Brandon, she decided to venture out to Prince George, B.C., where her sister Darlene was living with her husband Bob and daughter Kelly. Evie had several different jobs, and eventually obtained a position as a social worker for the B.C. government. As fate would have it, Renato Mauro worked in the same building as Evie. Renato and Evie were married April 18, 1992 in Jasper, Alberta and went on to live a beautiful life together. They were best friends and have a lovely home that Evie loved to decorate with reupholstered and antique furniture. Early in their marriage they adopted Max, a cranky terrier, who became Evie’s best friend. Evie was diagnosed with cancer in October 2011. She fought hard through her illness, never complained and even became friends with the nurses whom she saw regularly during her treatments. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her beloved husband, Renato Mauro, her mother Sylvia Obedniak, her sisters Malveen Austin (Jennifer, Andrew and Tommy Seitz, Kevin and Hayli, Jillian and Kirk); Darlene Tanasychuk (Bob, Kelly and Peter) and Connie (Ted) Speirs. Evie is also survived by father-in-law Alfredo Mauro, sisters-in-law Agata Dal Colletto and Franca Best, brothers-in-law Gaetano Mauro and Fausto Mauro and their families. She was predeceased by her father Thomas Obedniak, brother-in-law Bruce Austin and mother-in-law Maria Mauro. Funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral with Father Pier Pandolfo officiating. Pallbearers were Dwayne Prokopowich, Michael Mauro, Fabio Dal Colletto, Rico Dal Colletto, Kevin Austin, and Matthew Treger. Interment was in Prince George Memorial Park Cemetery, Assman’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prince George Rotary Hospice House or the B.C. Cancer Agency.
An Angel Walks Beside UsEach one of us receives an angel guardian at birthwho walks along beside us every day we spend on earth.Invisible, these angels never leave us day or night.They know our fears and whisper, “Things are going to be all right.”They give us strength and purpose, keep our hope and courage strong.They fill our minds with wisdom and our spirits with a song.Rest in peace our dear Evie, our angel in heaven.
NICKERSON: Sherry Lynn. On Monday, April 14, 2014, Sherry Nickerson, age 54 years, beloved wife of Fred, mother of Erik and bonus mother of Teresa, Kenton and Stefan passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Celebration of Sherry's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Kevin Ratzlaff will officiate. A time of remembrance for Grammy and Tuta (Muriel and Erik Kesanen) will be included as part of the celebration. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Sherry may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McDOUGALL: Angus William McDougall was born on January 12, 1929 in Killarney, MB. He and his older brother Mac lived with their mother and grandparents on the family farm near Dunrea, MB. Angus went to school nearby and after a short scholastic jo urney he returned to work on the farm. He left home at age 18 years to work in mining, off and on for several years in BC, Ontario, and Northern MB. He returned home to attend his brother's wedding where he met the sister of the bride, Isabell. Angus and Isabell were married on November 26, 1955 and shared 51 years together. Angus and Isabell lived in Killarney in their early years together and had three children: Dennis, Gary and Carolyn. Angus worked for the RM of Turtle Mountain in the summer months and then went north in the winters to haul freight across the frozen lakes. Angus also worked constructing the number 1 highway. In 1967, Angus got a full-time job with the RM of Elton and they moved to Brandon to the same home he lived in for 45 years. Angus enjoyed 27 years working for the RM of Elton and he retired in 1994. Angus’ new daily routine when he retired was meeting his buddies at the Shoppers Mall twice a day for coffee. Occasionally, he went on to the Army & Navy. He came home for supper and spent the evening with Isabell playing cards; they played every night. Angus would fall asleep while they were playing sometimes and his cards would droop, so Isabell won more often than what was probable, at least in his opinion. After they retired, Angus and Isabell travelled, visiting family and sightseeing. Angus always had an extreme fondness for his grandkids. When the boys were preschoolers, they often went on the "rounds" with grandpa which included garage sales and playing pool at the Army and Navy. School was close to Grandpa’s house so the boys went for lunch on a daily basis. Grandpa always insisted on driving them the block and a half back to school. Angus was recovering from a broken hip in Rivers Hospital at the time Isabel’s untimely death in 2007. He never really stopped wishing he could have been with her. After Isabell's death, Angus lived in their home until July 2012 when it became clear that he needed to be in a place where there was more care. He moved into Fairview Personal Care Home and soon became a favourite of the staff there. Angus kept a light heart and never really stopped trying to be as independent as possible. He died after a brief illness at the age of 85 on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Angus is survived by his children: Dennis of Brandon, Gary (Maureen) of Brandon, and Carolyn (Bruce) Park of MacGregor. His grandchildren: Tyler, Blake and Blaine Park. Angus was predeceased by his mother Christina, wife Isabell, and brother Malcom "Mac". The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiated. Interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Angus to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MADSEN:William David Madsen “Uncle Bill”; of Hamiota, MB; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 91 years of age. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Hamiota Agricultural Society, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
LEVEN: Erich Jakob Leven, aged 84 years of Brandon passed away on April 12, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
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