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POTTINGER: Verna Isobelle Kipling Pottinger (nee McSorley), passed away unexpectedly at the wonderful age of 96, on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Verna’s parents, Wilford and Pearl McSorley welcomed their eldest of seven children on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1918. She grew up on the family farm near Deleau, Manitoba, north of Hartney. Leaving the family farm Verna began her career as a waitress at Thelma’s Café in Brandon where she met and married her first husband Earl ‘Kip’ Kipling. Verna and Kip raised their two children, Dale and Beverley on 15th Street; he operating the family Texaco station on Rosser and she working at the Wheat City Arena and eventually as the manager of the Velvet Dip. While day to day employment kept her busy it was her outside hobbies that led to a full and fantastic life. In the seventies she raced stock cars; a regular driver in the Ladies Powder Puff races at the Brandon Stock Car Club. Later she would put her driving skills to use becoming the first female school bus driver in Manitoba. After Kip passed away, Verna eventually remarried William ‘Bill’ Pottinger. Together they enjoyed travelling to curling events. Always on the go Verna joined the Prairie Oasis Cloggers, performing at the Calgary Stampede in 1991 at the age of 73. Verna’s love of chocolate and jelly bellies was eclipsed only by her passion for sewing. Verna loved sharing her sewing passion with others by teaching classes on how to sew items such as jean jackets, teddy bears, and quilts. Occasionally she would add a specific craft project to her litany of handmade items. One of her favorite was teaching young people a course called, ‘Things Only Grandmas Make’. Yet it was the Nifty Needlers group and their many sewing projects that kept her mind sharp and her sewing machine humming. Verna was proud to be a life-long member of Knox United Church. She is survived by her son Dale (Darlene) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and daughter Beverley Mitchell of Calgary, Alberta. She will be missed by her two grand-daughters Kim Falcon and Brenda-Lee (Mike) Kearney, two great-grandchildren Kayley and Mitchell, as well as her surviving siblings: Mary Terweg of Surrey, BC, Helen Dalton of Abbotsford, BC, and Joyce Tapp of Portola, California. Nieces and nephews, to the third generation will miss Auntie Verna’s call and letters. She was predeceased by both husbands and her son-in-law Howard. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant will officiate. Private family interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Verna to Senior for Seniors, 311 Park Ave East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A4 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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
HUNTINGHAWK/JOSS: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Bruce Vincent passed away at home in Chase, BC at the age of 52 years. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall, 118 Thompson Ave., Chase, BC Longer obituary to follow.
MILLIKEN: Verna Milliken, beloved wife of the Late Peter Milliken and loving mother of Jean, Ray, Shirley, George and Randy, passed away at Willowview Personal Care Home – Reston, Manitoba on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Funeral services will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba on Saturday; April 19th at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. Because of allergies, flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Reston Cemetery Fund, Canadian Diabetes Association or Alzheimer Society in memory of Verna.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels – Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
GURR: The death of Merven Hazen Gurr, beloved husband of Marjorie, father to Oral Gurr and Cindy Dalzell, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Merv's Life will be held at Calvary Temple, 620 - 34th Street on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Gary Jennings will officiate. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HOLDER: Georgina. Born June 28, 1939, at Deloraine, MB. Died April 13, 2014, at Brandon, MB. Much loved and loving wife of Albert Holder; mother of Gordon, Jeffrey (Donna) and Kevin (Angela) Holder and Dawn (Christopher) Hagman; grandmother of Lisa and David Holder and Peter, Trent and Kendra Hagman; great-grandmother of Colton Holder and Keegan, Kamryn and Dominic Jones. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews and other extended family members. Georgina was predeceased by her parents, Irvine and Marjorie (Fawcett) Gowanlock. Funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel 330-18th Street North on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.. Rev. Wayne Sanderson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Dialysis Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GREGORIO: The family of Clara Gregorio, beloved mother of Florence (Tony) Yuriy announce that her death occurred at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Clara will be lovingly remembered by her five children, eleven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, Brandon on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk, celebrant and Mr. Tony Yuriy as cantor. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Clara may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of one's choice.
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USICK: Steve Usick passed away on April 14, 2014 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Minnedosa Palliative Care Service. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
WRAY: Mr. Robert "Bob" Wray Sr. of Reston, formerly of Tilston, passed away peacefully at the Willowview Home, Reston on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 94. A private family graveside service will be held from the Tilston Cemetery on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Friends and members of the community are invited to join the family at the Tilston Hall at 11:00 a.m. for a time of lunch and visiting. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made 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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TAYLOR: Eugene “Garry” Taylor, beloved husband of Sherry and dear father of Chris, Allison and Janell, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 62 years. Evening service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Traditional funeral service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery.
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SMITH: Eydthe, beloved wife of the late Ron Smith, mother of Linda, Don and Greg, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Edythe, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
BELL: William (Bill) Roy Bell; beloved father of Catherine (Guy) Precourt, David (Leslie), Robert, Brian (Laurie); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 78 years of age. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2:00pm with a reception following in the Hamiota Community Centre. Interment will take place at the Isabella Cemetery following the reception. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to the MS Society of Canada Westman Chapter, Unit 5B 457 9th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
DUNCAN: Ola May Duncan, beloved wife of the late J.W. "Jim" Duncan and beloved mother of Larry, Bob, Judy and Murray passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba Wednesday; April 9, 2014 in her 105th year. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Wednesday; April 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Mrs. Joyce Marsh officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Ola.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
RINN: Neil Livingstone Rinn, husband of the late Isabel Rinn passed away peacefully on April 7, 2014 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, Manitoba. Neil was born on October 25, 1922 in Snowflake, Manitoba to Leslie and Myrrha Rinn. He lived in Snowflake until he enlisted in the army. He served with the Winnipeg Rifles in both England and Holland during WWII. After the war he worked building annexes and elevators along the rail line in South Western Manitoba. He and his brother Milt also played baseball with the Snowflake Baseball Club from 1948-1953. Their team was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2006. Neil started employment at the Stony Mountain Penitentiary in December 1954 and was employed there as a correctional officer until his retirement in December 1981. He was married to Isabel in 1960 and moved to Stonewall where they lived until 2002. He and Isabel enjoyed camping and fishing so much that they went to Kenora and fished on their honeymoon. They spent many summers in their trailer – always opening it up on Mother’s Day weekend and not shutting it down until Thanksgiving. They also enjoyed travelling and managed to tour Canada from east coast to west as well as large parts of the US. They travelled to Ireland in their 70’s, and Neil was able to see the area his family had immigrated from. Neil and Isabel moved to Brandon in 2002. Neil is survived by his daughter Kristy Tufts (Leonard) and by his son Kelly; grandchildren James Rinn (Amber), Trevor Rinn, Warren Rinn (Christine), and Kira and Lane Tufts; as well as great grandchildren Charlie, Jackson, Maya, Serena and Kate Rinn and his sister Doreen. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel and son Jim, as well as his parents and siblings George, Vernon, Milton, Muriel and Orval. Funeral service for Neil will be held at Mackenzie Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Stonewall on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Association for Community Living, Interlake Branch, Box 1222, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0.
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PERRIN: Alexander Perrin. A celebration of Al’s life will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 5th Street and Southern Avenue, Brandon, MB on Saturday, April 19th, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with reception to follow.
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