Classifieds / Obituaries
KEMPTHORNE: Mervin Harold Kempthorne, beloved husband of Geraldine Kempthorne died at Evergreen Place Boissevain, Manitoba on February 23, 2014 at the age of 84. Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 3, 2014 at St. Paul's United Church in Boissevain at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mervin may be made to the Boissevain Helath Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4G2.
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HEATH: Mr. Willard Walter Heath of Brandon, formerly of Melita, passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the age of 85. The funeral service will be held from the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB. on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating. Interment at the Goodlands Cemetery, Goodlands, MB. will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Willard may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB. R7A 1K2 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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HARVEY: Gordon Harvey of Strathclair passed away at the Hamiota Health Centre on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Stella and is survived by his sons: Jim of Strathclair and Peter Harvey (Tracy Danielson) of Strathclair; three grandchildren: Dustin (Tannel), Angela (Ryan) and Willow. Also surviving is sister Helen McTavish of Strathclair. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at The Bend Theatre, Strathclair. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Hamiota Health Centre.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the funeral arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
DAVISON: Frances Hazel. It is with great sorrow that our family announces that on February 17, 2014, Frances Hazel Davison (née Madill), beloved wife of Bill and dear mother of five children, died in her sleep at the age of 84 years. Fran was born in Elgin, Manitoba on April 9, 1929, to Lorne and Elizabeth Madill. During her teens Fran was a devoted farm helper, driving the tractor, cultivating and hauling grain at threshing time. She loved nature and cared for animals. Fran was equally renowned for her impeccable sense of style, carrying herself with remarkable grace. Following completion of high school in Souris, Fran attended Normal School and was soon teaching grades three, four and five at Gretna, MB. It was during this time that Fran met Bill Davison, her future husband, who was teaching at the same school. They were married in August of 1950, on the Madill family farm south of Souris. Fran became a full-time mother as Bills career took them to communities in Southwestern Manitoba. When Bill became a superintendent, the family settled and finished raising their children in Hamiota. After her children were grown, Fran attended Brandon Mental Health Centre to become a psychiatric nurse, distinguishing herself by graduating Valedictorian and Gold Medal winner. As an RPNC, Fran was loved by her patients because of her compassionate nature. Over the next decade her career took her to Brandon, Calgary, and Winnipeg. In 1985, Fran returned to the Kenton Farm with Bill, to enjoy her animals and her beautiful, large garden. Two decades later, having moved to Brandon, Fran volunteered in the Mother and Baby Unit of Brandon General Hospital. She took a great interest in everyone she met, especially children. She lived out her final years in Brandon with Bill at her side, surrounded by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fran is predeceased by her sister Ethel and survived by her sisters, Phyllis, Lillian and Lorna. She is also survived by her beloved husband William and close knit family of five children: Dale (Anne) of Crandall, Chris (Kathy) of Halifax, Ryan (Jody) of Medicine Hat, Kim (Iris) of Halifax, Mischa of Saskatoon; eleven grandchildren, Dylan (Julia), Micah (Jen), Robin (Helena), Hannah, Morgan, Evan (Diana), Trent, Diana, Sula, Emma (Shanna) and Jonah; and eight great-grandchildren. We are consoled by the legacy of her spirit that touched the lives of everyone she knew. A private family service was held, followed by a come and go reception for family and friends at Prairie Oasis on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Donations in memory of Fran may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Pediatrics/ NICU, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
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DALTON: Albert Patrick Dalton C.D was born April 27, 1954 in St. Johns, Newfoundland to Albert and Margaret Dalton. Al left home at 19 with the Canadian Forces, beginning a journey that would take him across the world over the next 31 years. He served at sea (HMCS Annapolis, Terra Nova, Nipigon) and on land; in Europe (RCDs, Lahr Germany), with the UNDOF (Egypt, Golan Heights, Syria) and in Canada (Calgary, Shelburne, Halifax, Shilo, Kingston) and by choice, concluding his service in Shilo, Manitoba with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Al is survived and lovingly missed by his wife of 28 years Carolyn, daughter Patricia (Ryan), son Connor of Brandon; mother Margaret, siblings: Debbie (Ray), Garry (Gladys), Cindy (Terry), Joy (Peter) and Bruce (Gina), as well as nieces and nephews of Newfoundland. He was predeceased by his father Albert Patrick Dalton. The memory of Al will be embraced by his Winnipeg family Don and Rose Morrison, Colin, Cathie (Howard), Colleen (Mark) and nieces and nephews. Al was a first class chef and is remembered as always having food ready for the troops no matter the time they arrived back from exercise. He was the same with friends and family, always making sure everyone was well fed and looked after. Even after retirement from the military, Al continued making meals with Prairie Oasis (Meals on Wheels) in Brandon. Al loved hockey, from being an assistant coach on the Victoria Street Hockey Team, winning the first St. Johns Daily News Metro Street Hockey championship; to being there for Patricias and Connors games; as a season ticket holder for the Wheat Kings, and as a diehard Leafs fan and Team Canada supporter. He played baseball, broomball and curled in the military. Although from away he loved the Prairies where he was introduced to sports about which he became passionate including cycling, skating and golf. Al loved camping and took his family vacations across the country eventually settling with the 5th wheel trailer at Aspen Grove over the past few years where many summers were spent with friends and family there. He was the go-to guy about meals and often chief cook at our group barbeques. He was also a serious model railroader with a layout that encompassed a large part of our basement. Trips home to Newfoundland were highlights, to enjoy his love of fish and seafood and to rejuvenate his love of family. He was able to make one last trip in September, for nephew Christophers wedding, where family were able to connect for a last good time. Al shared his message to not ignore heartburn symptoms and to be mindful of lifestyle risk factors like smoking and drinking that may contribute to cancer. Al fought the good fight over the last four plus years with courage and dignity and eventually succumbed February 15, 2014 on the Palliative Unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He is at peace now.The Ceremony to Celebrate Alberts Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain will officiate. Interment will be in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Al to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for BRHC Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CRAMPSEY: Melvin James, who died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Mel, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
COVERDALE: On Friday, February 21, 2014, Catherine Coverdale, beloved wife of the late George Coverdale passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her siblings Mary Jenkins of Red Deer, Alberta, Angus MacGregor of Rounthwaite, Patricia Roe of Portage la Prairie, Lillian Nicholls of Portage la Prairie and Betty Gillespie of Winnipeg. A private family graveside ceremony will take place at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CHRISP: Bonnie Arline passed away on February 5, 2014 at the Reston Health Care Centre with her family by her side. Bonnie was born May 2, 1928 to parent Richard and Elsie Kenderdine on the family farm near Maryfield, Saskatchewan. She moved to Scarth, Manitoba with her parents and three older brothers in 1937. She took her schooling at Scarth to Grade 9 and her high school years at St. Michaels Academy in Brandon. She made many lifelong friends and was active in her school by being Vice President of the Student Council. She was also President of the Resident Boarders Club. After finishing school she worked in the family store and Post Office at Scarth. She was an active member of the Scarth Homemakers as well as doing sewing and knitting for the Red Cross. Bonnie married Leslie Chrisp of Belleview in 1948. They enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and many other places. They loved to dance and socialize. They had five sons: Barry, Terry, Shane, Lee and a baby they lost. In her years at Belleview she was bookkeeper for the Belleview Garage, covenor for the Red Cross and Secretary/Treasurer of the Community Club. She also continued to sew and knit well into her later years. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren treasure her sweaters and mittens. In 1981 Bonnie and Leslie moved their house to Pipestone, Manitoba. Bonnie worked at the Reston Hospital for 12 years. She was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary and was Secretary of that organization for 15 years. She was President of the Pipestone Guild attending events even after she moved to Virden, Manitoba. She sold the Pipestone house in November 2008 and resided in Tara Place in Virden. She is survived by her four sons: Barry (Bev) of Portage, Terry (Gail) of Reston, Shane (Clarice) of St. Albert and Lee of Brandon. Five grandchildren: Darin (Jen) Chrisp of Neepawa, Marnie Groeneveld (Dan Bickerton) of Winnipeg, Nate (Adrienne) Chrisp of Calgary, Jay Chrisp of Ft. Saskatchewan, Carlene (James) Mathieson of Edmonton. Nine great grandchildren: Avery, Taylor, Alex, Freya, Johnnie, Finn, Cael, Ivy and Oliver. Bonnie was predeceased by her husband Leslie in 2001; an infant son in 1960, her parents Richard and Elsie Kenderdine, by her brothers Bud, Keith and Ellsworth, by her in-laws George and Eva Chrisp, Jim and Gladys Chrisp, Jim and Millie Wright, Iona Smith and cousin Jim Chrisp. A funeral service was held on February 11, 2014 at the Pipestone Community Hall with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. The ushers were Boyd Henuset and Bob Forder. The urn bearer was Darwin Chrisp followed by her other grandchildren. A private family service was held at the Virden Cemetery. Donations in Bonnies memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
BRAY: Mavis Maurine Bray; beloved wife of the late Ron Bray; mother of Bob (Nancy) and Don (Julie); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 87 years of age. A service to celebrate Maviss life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00am with interment following in the Oak River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maviss memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 824-18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence and/photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
BENOIT: Genevieve Antoinette Benoit (Nee Corniat) June 5, 1926 February 23, 2014. Our wonderful mother and grandmother died peacefully on Sunday February 23, 2014 at the age of 87. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children Byrnes (Barb), Tanya (Tom Strike), Nicole (Norm Kenkel) and Mark; her nine grandchildren Rhys, Hailey, Benjamin, Zachary, Jonathan, Michael, Nadège, Samuel, Owen and her special nieces Donna and Marie. Genevieve was predeceased by her parents, her sister Evelyn, step-brother Walter, many other important relatives and friends, and her husband Ted. Genevieve was born and raised in Brandon Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg at the age of 18 to attend nursing school. She later studied in St. Louis Missouri. Genevieve highly valued education and was a life long learner. She achieved her Nursing diploma from St. Boniface School of Nursing, and both her Bachelor of Nursing and her Master of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Genevieve was a forward thinking woman who balanced her career outside the home with the roles of wife, mother, daughter and friend with great success. She worked as a nurse, took time out to have her family and then taught nursing at the St. Boniface Diploma School of Nursing and the Misericordia School of Nursing. She worked as a social worker for the Childrens Aid of Winnipeg and was the first Director of Social Services at the Tache Nursing Home. She retired in 1982 as the Director of Social Work for the Winnipeg Municipal Hospitals (now Riverview Health Centre). Upon her retirement she worked diligently with Ted and Byrnes to establish Spectra Productions. Outside of the working world Genevieve was an always-there-for-you mother and wife. She was generous with herself and her time. Ted was her great partner in life and together they loved to entertain. Their home was always the place for gatherings of family and friends. Genevieve loved to cook and made amazing dinners and pies and tarts. She loved music, knitting and crocheting, camping with the family in their house trailer and in the later years going on several cruises with Ted. The family would like to thank the staff and Home Care workers at the Shaftesbury Retirement Residence and the staff of West Park Manor for their kindness and care for Genie. A funeral Mass in celebration of Genevieves life will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Brebeuf Church, 1707 John Brebeuf Place. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Genie may make a donation in her name to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Alzheimer Research, C1026 - 409 Tache, Winnipeg, MB. R2H 2A6. Phone 204-237-2067. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 204-949-2200. neilbardalinc.com
BELHUMEUR: Maurice Belhumeur. On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the St Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, MB, Maurice Belhumeur, of Portage la Prairie, beloved husband of the late Irene Belhumeur, passed away at the age of 81 years. Prayers will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Monday evening, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the St Lazarre R.C. Church, St Lazarre, MB. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in St Lazarre Cemetery. Predeceased by his wife Irene; four sons Frances, Claude, Ronald and Maurice. He leaves to mourn his passing four sons Jerome, Clarence, Wilfred and Joseph; two daughters Valerie and Dorothy; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers Rosaire, Alex and Arthur; one sister Elizabeth and several extended family.
Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com Dedicated to those we serve.
ANDERSON: Agnes Mae December, 22 1928 - February 26, 2014. Mae Anderson (Cousins), aged 85 years of Calgary, AB formerly of Brandon, MB passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 after a brief illness. Mae was born in Tilston, MB on December 22, 1928 to the late Annie and Hughie Cousins. Mae was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. She took great pride and enjoyment in keeping an immaculate home, cooking, baking and entertaining and had a keen interest in volunteering and helping others. In 1976 she joined her husband Stewart in the ownership and operation of Custom Cylinder Head Rebuilders in Brandon, MB. After their retirement in 1991 they enjoyed many travels and time at Clear Lake and then made the move to Calgary in 2006 to be close to their family. She is survived by her loving husband of over 63 years, Stewart; daughter Valdyn (Brad) Gaukel; grandchildren Jordan Gaukel and Johanna (Sunjay) Kaushal, all of Calgary. She has a large extended family and many life-long friends. Since her move to Calgary with Stewart she has enjoyed much family time, never missing a birthday, anniversary, graduation and regularly hosted or attended Sunday family dinner. Her family were everything to her and she loved being "all" together. She adored her grandchildren with whom she had a special bond. She supported them unconditionally and this devotion fittingly came full circle as they were there at her side loving and supporting her through her final mile on this earth. Always positive in her outlook, she kept us all focused and calm over the last few months and was accepting and peaceful in her final days. We will miss her with all our hearts and cherish the times we spent together. She was always there when we needed her, and her final wish was that we all be there to support Stewart in the weeks and months ahead. At her request, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. We wish to thank all the wonderful staff at Chartwell Newport Harbours Retirement Residence for their support. Also thank you from all the family for the numerous phone calls, emails, cards, flowers and support through this journey. A heartfelt thank you to everyone at Agape Hospice for your compassionate care. We are eternally grateful for your professional and loving support of us all. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made in Mae's memory to Agape Hospice 1302 8th St NW Calgary, AB, T2N 1B8.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.caArrangements entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home and Reception Centre (17th Avenue SW and Lower Springbank Rd).
McKENZIE: Passed away at his residence on Monday February 24, 2014 at the age of 57 years, John Trevor McKenzie, of Wawanesa, MB. Trevor is survived by his brother Craig McKenzie of Hamiota, niece Brae (Lloyd) Drummond and nephew Andrew McKenzie as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Jacquelyn McKenzie (nee Cory) in 2006 and by his father Wallie McKenzie in 2011. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanesa Cemetery with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Wawanesa New Horizon Centre. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Trevors memory to the Wawanesa Community Foundation, Box 89, Wawanesa, MB R0K 2G0.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
NAKONECHNY: Gloria Mae, beloved wife of the late Tom Nakonechny, passed away unexpectedly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Gloria will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Kelly (Layne) Tepleski, son Dennis (Mona), father-in-law James R. Duthie, daughters-in-law Melissa Stubodden and Bev Nakonechny, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Tom and son Christopher. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Gloria may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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PELTZ: Leonard Francis Peltz, January 30, 1934 February 24, 2014. Leonard Francis Peltz passed away at his home in Brandon, Manitoba on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the age of 80 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Edith, daughter Kimberley (Grant) and granddaughter Carley, daughter Jacqueline (Kenneth) and grandson Noah. Also surviving are his brother Ernie and sister in law Edna, eldest nephew and best buddy Jim Pelts and his wife Claudette, two generations of nieces and nephews and Theoren and Ted, who at a very young age adopted the Peltzs as their second family. Len was born and raised in Minnedosa and, after leaving high school was employed as a telegrapher by the Canadian Pacific Railway for a number of years. It was at this time that he met and courted his wife Ede, a community health nurse in Minnedosa and they were married in 1956. Len enjoyed his railroad days but he also loved to learn. So as a new father to daughter Kim he returned to the classroom to complete his High School Diploma. Then it was on to Brandon College to achieve a Bachelors Degree in both Arts and Education while working full time through the first 3 years of his program. These were busy but happy times. After graduation Len accepted a teaching position for the Brandon School Division and then shortly after returned to Brandon College as Registrar for several years. 1966 brought with it second daughter Jackie and in 1969 the family moved to Russell MB, in part to pursue a business career but mostly to return to the small town lifestyle Len and Ede embraced. Given our familys interests it was a good choice. Len joined the staff at Major Pratt Collegiate where he thoroughly enjoyed his teaching career and was pleased to share his love of literature with many of his students. He had an abiding love of sports and all competitive activities and despite being rhythmically challenged (by his own admission) he shared Edes passion for dancing and Kim and Jackies joy in song. Looking back Len highlighted his happiest memories as the summers full of family time together, sharing cultural and holiday meals with friends and family, golfing with a group that shared his passion for the game and many afternoons of bridge and laughter. These precious times and many more are cherished gifts of memory. At Lens request his body has been donated to the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Manitoba. There will be no funeral. A family celebration of his life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of choice or: Russell and District Regional Library, 339 Main St. North, Russell, MB R0J 1W0; Russell and District Palliative Care Program, Russell Health Centre,Russell, MB. R0J 1W0.
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