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KRUK: Wilma Eleanor Kruk (nee Eisler) was the first-born child to Edward Henry August Eisler and Sarah Alice Eisler (nee Medlicott) on November 3rd, 1930 at their farm home near Sinclair, MB. She attended school at Clover Hill in Sinclair and also Antler, SK. After she finished school, she taught at Archie School in Manson, MB from 1948 to 1949 and then went on to attend Normal School in Winnipeg from 1949 to 1950. After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught at South Beresford School, Bloomsbury School – Brandon, and also at Chesley School near Wawanesa. She enjoyed teaching at all of these places and commented that her pupils were just like brothers and sisters to her-it felt like one big happy family! During this time she met William Kruk and they were married on August 14th, 1954. They moved to the family farm North of Souris where they raised chickens, pigs, and cattle. They also grew grain and had a garden full of vegetables for canning. With their chickens and cattle they were able to sell eggs and cream and also have milk and butter for their own use. In 1956, they had their first child, Shirley and then came along Bill, Jean, and John.Grandma loved flowers and always found a spot in her garden for some as well as any little area around the house that had a bare spot. These bare spots soon became green and full of colour from all of the flowers. She always smiled when one of her children or grandchildren would pick some and present them to her-even if they were dandelions! Grandma loved to sew and knit and she passed this love for it on to her daughters. The children could always count on having a new shirt or blouse made for them and getting those knees in their pants patched up (especially the boys!). Her love for sewing was also passed on to others as she taught 4-H sewing for years to numerous girls in the area. The Grandchildren looked forward to receiving new PJs that were made “especially for them”. Avril and Sarah’s would often have teddy bears or flowers on them with lots of lace to make them pretty, while Brayden’s often had dinosaurs, and Matthew’s would have hockey players. Along with raising her chickens, sewing, knitting, gardening and her flowers, Grandma also loved canning and baking. The house always had an aroma of freshly baked bread, buns, pies, cinnamon buns (with raisins), perogies, cabbage rolls, homemade chicken noodle soup and the list goes on. We grandchildren always loved her canned fruit and fresh buns. In their later years, Grandma and Grandpa started to travel with their “little house on wheels”, going to numerous places in the Western provinces and also into the Northwestern States. Grandma would spend hours with Grandpa going fishing. They loved spending time together on or near the water; catching fish and watching the days go by. They met many people on their fishing & camping trips and friendships blossomed from them. Grandma was a faithful member of the St. Mary’s parish and was active in the C.W.A, always helping at many of the Fall Suppers they put on. She also taught catechism for years at the church, which stems back to her love of teaching. Grandma was predeceased by: her parents, Edward and Sarah Eisler; her mother and father-in-law, Fred Sr. and Anna Kruk; her brothers, Vernon and Ernie and her sister Verna; and brothers-in-law, Fred and Steve Kruk, and Welland Dalzell. She is survived by: her husband of 58 years, William; her children, Shirley Moroz & husband Sonny; Bill & his wife AnnElla, Jean, and John & Marni; her grandchildren, Brayden & Avril Moroz and Sarah & Matthew Kruk; her brother, Bill Eisler & his wife Ruth; sisters-in-law Colleen Eisler, Helen Dalzell, Elsie & Helen Kruk; brothers-in-law, Dan Kruk and Peter French; and numerous nieces and nephews.
My Grandma, The Angel
A Grandma is an angelsent from up aboveto wrap her arms around youand warm you with a hug.
My Grandma was a special oneso close and dear to me.She taught me things I would never have knownand always so patiently.
In her garden she would playand frolic like a deer.Her flowers were always so colourfuland brought much cheer.
A card was always specialeven if it was just for fun.With little treats and trinketsyou always knew you were a loved one.
Her stories of the old daysand what life used to bewere always so excitingand memorizing to me.
Although you are no longer with usand seem so far awayyou will always be within our heartseach and every day.
We love you Grandma!
DURNIN: The death of Robert "Bob" Jory Durnin, beloved husband of Shirley and loving father to daughters: Kim (Kyle) Jones; grandson Kohen, Lindsay (Lance) Monych. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bob's life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Ven. Noah Njegovan will officiate. Interment will be held in the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B2 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th St. Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HAINSWORTH: Bruce George passed peacefully on March 28, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Bruce was born in Deloraine, MB on August 17, 1926 and lived in the Deloraine area all his life. He received his education at Grove and Falconer Collegiate Schools. Bruce worked on the family farm with his father until he was employed by the RM of Winchester in 1949 as a grader operator. After one year, Bruce had worked with and operated all of the equipment they had. In 1959 he became a working foreman and maintained that position until 1991 when he retired. On April 22, 1949 he married Hazel Doreen Dobson from Killarney and they lived in a renovated railway car until June 1958 when they moved their family of four to 516 Morton Ave, in the west end of town. In 1986 Bruce and Hazel moved to 212 Mountain Street, and Bruce resided there until 2012. Bruce was pre-deceased by his parents William and Hazel Sr. and more recently his wife, Hazel, in 2008. He is survived by 2 brothers, Roy (Merla) and Ross (Dorothy); children, Karen (Larry Macialek), Pat McKay (Ray McGillivray), Brenda (Francis Parker), Steven (Kristie), 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.During his life he was actively involved in a wide variety of community organizations including Royal Canadian Order of Forresters, Akela, for the local Cub Pack (40+ years), Ambulance Service (51+ years) and Deloraine Volunteer Fire Department (50+ years). After his retirement Bruce became an active member and board member on the Deloraine Golf Course and at the Mountview Centre. Bruce enjoyed playing pool, cards, and loved driving the country side. He spent a few years with the seniors curling club and worked out at the fitness centre until it closed. Bruce was very involved in the Seniors Outreach Service driving seniors to appointments, etc and delivering Meals on Wheels for a number years. He programmed, taped and interviewed for the local Westman Communications Access TV station for 19 years until he was unable to continue due to illness. Bruce was always available and willing to help anyone. He will be greatly missed by his family and the community. A Celebration of His Life was held on March 31, 2012 at the Deloraine United Church with a reception at the Mountview Centre. Bruce was determined to remain living on his own, and was able to do so with the assistance from various local organizations. Donations can be made to the Senior Outreach Service in Deloraine. Smith Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 747-2088
COOK: Mary “June” Cook (née Russell). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of June Cook, our much loved mother and grandmother, on March 29, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Mom was born in Brandon, MB on June 16, 1926 to Patrick and Carrie Russell. Mom was raised in Brandon and attended Brandon Collegiate Institute. At 14 years of age she met a young man, Arnold Murray Cook, and they were married in 1946 after he returned home from the war. Mom and Dad had three daughters, Pat, Debby and Cathy. They also had what they called their “adopted“ son, Dunc Grierson, who has been a part of their lives for many years. In the 1960’s, Dad and Mom built a cottage at Brandosa Beach and we would spend every summer there. They made lots of wonderful friendships there and had such good memories from their time there. After Dad’s retirement from the lumber business, they sold the cottage at Brandosa and bought a cottage at an island in Minaki, ON. As soon as the ice was off the water, they would make their way down to the island to spend the entire summer. Mom and Dad did a lot of travelling in their retirement years, seeing places such as Hawaii, a lot of the US, Italy, England, the Mediterranean area, Mexico and Australia. One of Mom’s favorite pastimes was playing bridge and she would meet with the girls every Wednesday afternoon to play. Mom was also a member of the Kinettes and later the K-40 group. Mom’s greatest joy was to spend time with her children and grandchildren. One of our fondest memories was gathering together every Sunday at Mom and Dad’s for “Sunday Supper.” Mom also started what she called “Gram’s Summer School.” Her and Dad would keep all the grandkids at Minaki for the entire summer, where they could ski, swim and play with their cousins for the whole summer. There were many wonderful memories made during those years. Mom was predeceased by her husband Arnold, her father and mother, her only brother Bob Russell, brother-in-law Keith Cook and sister-in-law, Merle Bass. Mom will be sadly missed by her daughter Pat Alexander and her children Cari (Shane) Mealy and their children Christopher and Addison; Jeff (Cindy) Alexander and their children Linden and Dawson; daughter Debby (Wayne) Charles and their children Dan (Coralee), James, Corynne (John) Hutton and their children Jack and Lucy; daughter Cathy (Bob) Woodmass and their children Chris (Shauna), Jarret, and Chelsea. She will also be missed by her great friend, Duncan (Judith) Grierson, sister-in-law Ruth Russell and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of June’s life was held at Central United Church on April 4th, 2012. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium.
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BROOME: Jessie Anna Freda Broome, née McCormick, died peacefully at Fairview Home in Brandon on Monday, March 19, 2012. Jessie was born February 13, 1926 on the family farm south east of Cardale, Manitoba to Fred and Ruby McCormick. She spent her early life and received her education in Cardale. While Jessie worked at a variety of different jobs over the years, she took great joy in being a stay-home mother, wife, and grandmother. She was also a devoted pet parent, loving many lucky cats and dogs. During her years in Brandon, Jessie was an active participant at Legion #3, enjoying bingo and dances with good friends. Jessie is survived by her son, Ian Broome (Marianne) and grandsons Connor, Joshua, and Landon of Brandon, brothers Bill McCormick (Mildred) of Rivers and Ab McCormick (Doreen) of Brandon, daughter-in-law Janice Harkness of Brandon, grandchildren Laurie Paddock of Edmonton and Jeff Paddock (Rayanne) and great-grandchildren Kelly, Jayme, and Jenna of Carberry. She also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews and good friends who will also miss her. Jessie was predeceased by her second husband, George Broome, in 1998, her sisters Margaret Graham and Jean Allen, and her parents. Her eldest son, Gerald Paddock, passed away in 2007. Special thanks go to Dr. Egan and to the third floor staff at Fairview who treated Jessie and her family with such kindness and empathy during this difficult time. Reverend John Dolloff officiated at a private family service on April 11, 2012 at Brandon Cemetery. Jessie has been laid to rest with her husband in the Veterans’ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Jessie’s family request that donations be made to Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or to give the gift of life through the Canadian Blood Services.
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BEATTY: Margaret Hazel Beatty (Nee Watson). With a heavy heart we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother and Nanny on Sunday, March 18th, 2012 at West Park Manor in Winnipeg. Manitoba at the age of 95. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Wellington Keal Beatty in 1964, Special Friend and Companion Jim Summers in 1977 and three sisters and four brothers. Leaving to cherish her memory are her children Mel (Chris) Beatty, Sharon Greenberg, (Special friend Ron), Joan Frazer, Grandchildren Tracy Chemick (Cory), Kelly Frazer (Paul), Step-Grandchildren Adrian (Brian) Douglas, Judy (Joel) Shuster, Alan (Tara) Greenberg, Jeffrey Greenberg, Great Grandchildren Ethan and Caleb Chernick, Sloan and Alice Frazer, Step-Great Grandchildren, Samuel & Baillee Shuster, Matthew Greenberg, Zachray and Gabriel Greenberg, Chloe Greenberg, and nieces and nephews. Mom was born and raised in Napinka, Manitoba. As a young girl she loved to do peoples' hair and subsequently became a hairdresser. After getting married she moved to Brandon where she lived the majority of her life. Her earlier years were devoted to her husband and raising their children. She was a fabulous homemaker and wonderful cook and baker. All of you who had her pies, butter tarts and special cookies can attest to that. She made every meal special and every celebration even more special. Mom's love for hairdressing never left her and once we were in high school she returned to work at the Flash Beauty Salon, where she continued to work for 43 years, retiring at the young age of 82 in 1999. Mom was also an active member of UCT until her retirement. After retiring Mom moved to Winnipeg in order that she could spend more time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were a major part of her life. Mom was a beautiful person inside and out and took extreme pride in her appearance right to the end. She was especially proud of her red hair. She was kind and hardworking, a loyal and caring individual who never complained or thought wrong ofanyone, and sometimes a little quiet and shy. As tiny as she was, she had a heart bigger than most. She was such a giver, never a taker. She touched the hearts of so many. We could not be more proud or honoured to have her as our Mother and Nan and she will live in our hearts always and forever.
Good-bye my family, my life has passed,I loved you all to the very lastWeep not for me but courage take;Always continue to love each other for my sake.For those you love don't go away,They walk with and beside you every day.
Family and Friends are invited to a luncheon to be held at George Brockie Fellowship Centre, (south end of the Funeral Home) 332 – 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on May 5th 2012 at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate her life and share their stories. A private family interment will follow. Cremation has taken place at Thomas Funeral Home. Their internet link for messages of condolences is obits.dignitymemorial.comWe also extend our thanks for the wonderful staff at Chez Nous and West Park Manor for making Mom smile and laugh every day. In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, a donation in Mom's name may be made to The Sun Fund for Kids, c/o the Brandon Sun 501 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K4.
BALDWIN: Raymond Murray Baldwin passed away after a short illness at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg with family and close friends at his side on February 17, 2012. Ray grew was born on December 26, 1961 and was the son of Mary and the late Bert Baldwin. Ray grew up on the family farm at Cardale learning to love the outdoors and belonging to the community. He attended Sunday School at Cardale and played on many local ball and hockey teams over the years. Ray started school at Hamiota Elementary school and graduated from Hamiota Collegiate in 1979. Following that he attended the University of Manitoba taking a Diploma course ion Agriculture. He liked to move around and had many jobs in different places. He farmed the home place for a few years but realized that it wasn’t meant for him. It was during this time that he spent a few winter months at Panorama Ski Resort in B.C. He worked several years for Zenith Paving in Brandon and five years with Grain Commission in Prince Rupert, B.C. Trucking was one of his favorite jobs and he drove semis for several different companies and enjoyed seeing a lot of Canada and the U.S.A. He loved to travel and took several trips starting as a teenager going by motorcycle out to the west coast with his cousin. In the past few years he traveled to Mexico, Cuba, and Las Vegas. For the past ten years he has worked for Vale Nickel Mine at Thompson where he made a great many friends. He enjoyed his life in the “north” , his cabin at Paint Lake, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and quadding. Recently he had bought a Harley Davidson and was looking forward to some new adventures. He still loved his farm home and returned as often as possible to visit family and friends. He enjoyed attending he McConnell reunion in August 2011 where he had a chance to catch up with many friends and classmates. He was a kind and fun person to be with and leaves a host of friends from near and far. He is survived by his mother Mary; sister Eleanor (Bill) Bradley; n iece Krista (Brad) Congdon; nephew Cody Bradley; close friend Nancy Strachan; aunts Winnifred Yorke and Ethel Clement; uncles William (Peggy) Longstaff, Douglas (Ruby) Longstaff, Charlie Longstaff; and numerous cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his father Bert; aunts Mildred Longstaff, Doris (Baldwin) Youngs, Elsie (Baldwin) Petty, Audrey Baldwin; Uncle Art Baldwin and cousins Bruce Longstaff and Gail (Youngs) Wolfgram. A celebration of Ray’s life was held on February 25, 2012 in Hamiota United Church with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin Hyndman, Larry Houck, Shawn Wilson, Bob McCutcheon, Rene Daigle and George Armstrong. Soloist was Ray’s cousin Don Longstaff. Campbell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The interment was held in the Hamiota Cemetery.
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
WESLEY: Disney (Dick) Wesley passed away peacefully April 2, 2012 at the Assiniboine Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. He was born in Deloraine, MB May 29, 1921 to William and Margaret Wesley. The family moved to the family farm near Carroll, MB when he was eight years old. He completed Grade 10 and left home, working at various jobs across eastern Canada. He met and married Alice Hall of Foxwarren on June 11, 1948 and they had 64 wonderful years together. They had three daughters, Sylvia Mae Marshall of Birtle, Margaret Jean Garbolinsky of Minnedosa and Sharon Lynn Nagai of Calgary. Dick worked for Petro Canada for over 40 years delivering fuel to area farmers and in later years he was the dispatcher in the office. He was a member of Trinity United Church and an elder there for 10 years. Dick loved to golf, curl, play bridge and most of all he enjoyed times with his family. He kept in close touch with all of his relatives and delighted in visiting them over the years. "Uncle Dick" was a favorite to all the nieces and nephews. His greatest joy was his five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He delighted in going on holidays with them, attending all their weddings and just generally spending time getting to know them. He is survived by his loving wife Alice, daughters Jean (Gary) and Sharon (Mas) and son-in-law Robert Marshall. Grandchildren Brent (Susan), Tracy (Tim), Cory (Anne), Mikko (Chris), Allison (Perry). Great Grandchildren Elaine, Scott, Amy, Stuart, Matthew, Rachel, Tori, Kara. Brother Robert (Joan) of Carroll and sister Peggy (Clare) of Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and William, daughter Sylvia and three brothers Andrew, Doug and Charlie. Dick embraced life and approached each day as a blessing. The family would like to thank the support staff, nurses and doctors at the Assiniboine Health Centre on the 3rd floor for their compassionate care, Brockie Donovan for the wonderful service and the Trinity United Church ladies for the delicious lunch. A celebration of Dick's life was held April 7, 2012 at Brockie Donovan with Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. Interment followed at the Carroll Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dick may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or charity of your choice.
We'll miss you Dad, God bless you, rest in peace.
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JOHNSTON: It is with sadness and happy memories that we announce the passing of Lyall Lawrence Johnston on April 12, his father's birthday. Left to hold his memory dear is his wife of 54 years Jean (Livingston), brother-in-law Stan Livingston, sisters-in-law Elma and Marypat Johnston, nephew Cal Johnston and dear nieces Kelly, Sally, Nancy and Leanne. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Joseph Johnston, his brothers Claire and Burton, brother-in-law Alvin and sister-in-law Marj. Lyall was born February 3, 1927 in Roland, Manitoba. The family moved to Isabella in 1937. It was here that he grew up on the family farm. In 1956 he moved to Wawa, Ontario to work as a welder for Algoma Ore. He was an avid curler, a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and in 1962 was on the Mine Rescue team which won the Provincial Championship. In 1970, he relocated to Thompson to work for Inco Maintenance. He curled and spent many enjoyable hours at the cottage at Paint Lake. Holidays were spent travelling around Canada and the United States. In 1990, he retired and in 1992 moved to Brandon. Winters were spent in Texas, Australia and Victoria where he began to enjoy golf. Over the years Lyall and Jean kept in touch with their many friends and old co-workers during their travels. Favorite greetings of Lyall's were: "How you doing gal?" or "Hi there lad or lassie!" Lyall will be remembered by friends and neighbours as a helpful, fun loving, generous man.
"It's not the things you've said or done but it's how you've made people feel."
A private committal service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at Memories Chapel, 330 -18th Street North on Monday, April 16, 2012 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with a time of sharing at 2:30 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff at the Salvation Army's Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their wonderful care. Donations in memory of Lyall may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3N9.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CAMPBELL: Jean Eleanor Campbell of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Center, Brandon on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. A funeral service to honour Jean's life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Left to mourn is her loving husband Douglas, daughter Marilyn Shurb, son David (Pam), brother Wilk Collins, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Jean is predeceased by her parents Frank and Amelia Collins, infant son Frankie, brother Jim, sister-in-law Dorothy (Hunt), son-in-law Mike Shurb, and former husband Simon Roseman.
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McANDREW: Gordon Leslie September 25, 1949 – April 5, 2012. On April 5, 2012 Gordon McAndrew of Vegreville, AB passed away at the age of 62. Gordon is survived by his loving family: his wife, Lorraine; his daughter, Bridget (Tony) Robucci and grandchildren, Nico and Eva of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Edith Rowand of Kola, MB, Donna (Howard) Thorne of Brandon, MB; Doris (Delwin) Shand of The Pas, MB; brother, David (Colleen) McAndrew of Winnipeg, MB; and a number of nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Connie McAndrew; and sister, Brenda Blair. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 4814-50 Street, Vegreville. Reverend Ken Flanagan officiating. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Akasu Palliative Care Society, 4229-47 Street, Vegreville, AB T9C 1X1.To send condolences, visit Park Memorial Ltd., Vegreville 780-632-2000. Family owned home.
ZYWINA: Violet May Zywina (nee Stone) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 8, 2012 after a full life. She is survived by her husband Len of 57 years and daughters Pat (Bruce Hawkins), Ottawa and Kathy (Mark Rodriguez), San Antonio. Violet was born in Brandon, married Len and raised their family there. She provided a solid foundation for her family including being a Brownie Leader, softball and curling coach and a loving mother. Violet enjoyed curling for many years and skipped a rink out of the Riverview Curling Club. Violet went on many a fishing trip on the waterways of Manitoba, enjoying nature. Together, Violet and Len enjoyed their life as snowbirds in Weslaco, Texas and their summer residence living in Countryside Estates, Onanole. She was an active shuffler winning many trophies and honors. Violet also enjoyed duplicate bridge. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Thursday April 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's RomanCatholic Church, 327 - 4th Street on Friday April 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. James Ahaneku. Interment will be in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Violet may be made to any charity of your choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBERTS: Ruby Grace Roberts of Dauphin, formerly of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dauphin Personal Care Home, on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the age of 99 years. The funeral service to honor Ruby’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow at the St. George’s Cemetery in Rapid City. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the St. George’s Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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POCHYNOK: Peter Paul of Brandon passed away suddenly on March 31st, 2012 at the age of 67 years. He was born November 20, 1944 in Brandon. Peter attended David Livingston School and completed his studies at Composite High, where he met his sweetheart of 45 years. He held various jobs before beginning work with Pearson Construction, and was an integral part in the building of the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium in 1967. Two years later, he started his career as Stage Manager at that same venue. This position gave him the opportunity to become an important part of the Performing Arts community. In 1986, he also assumed the position of General Manager at the WMCA, which he held until his retirement in 2009. During this time, Peter also served on the Board of the Brandon Dance Ensemble for 22 years. Peter enjoyed a variety of hobbies including carpentry, gardening, cooking and crosswords. His most memorable times were spent with family and friends at the cottage. Peter is survived by his loving wife Carol, his only daughter Kathy, son in law Dave, and cherished granddaughter Kellie. He leaves his sister Polly (Bob) Fleming, nieces Barbie, Debbie and families, sister in law Adella Pochynok and nephew Mark. Peter also leaves his mother in law Kathleen Hominick, sisters in law Lynda (George) Sutherland, Barbara (Don) Stewart, niece Karrie Sutherland, and nephews Rory and Keel Stewart. Peter is predeceased by his parents Andrew and Susan Pochynok, brother Mike Pochynok and father in law Nick Hominick. Funeral service for Peter will be held Monday, April 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 – 20th Street, Brandon. Following a private graveside ceremony, friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon in the Grand Salon of the WMCA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peter to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7.
Chrystos Voskres
LONG: Robert “Bob” Long of Brandon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, at the age of 75 years. A graveside service to honor Bob’s life will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Friday, April 13th, 2012, at 2:30PM, with Funeral Celebrant Mr. Jamie Berry officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Manitoba Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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