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GWILT: Charles Walter Gordon Gwilt entered into rest on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the age of 83 years. Funeral service will take place on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Whites Funeral Chapel Neepawa, Manitoba. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Whites Funeral Home Neepawa-Carberry in care of arrangements. 204-476-2848.
HEMINGER: Surrounded by family, William (Bill) David Heminger passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at 5:15 PM, February 4, 2012, on a sunny, quiet afternoon. Bill is missed terribly by his wife Lillian, and by his children, including son Tim and daughter-in-law Candace, daughter Debbie and son-in-law Ken, sons Neil and John, and step-children Bev and Bill. He also leaves behind three nieces, Cathy, Shirley and Linda. Linda and husband Curtis gave incredible around-the-clock support at the hospital. Bill will be remembered with love by grandsons Chad (wife Jessica), Ryan (fiancée Tracey), and Liam. He was also blessed with five granddaughters: Alexandra, Anna, Cayly, Nicole, and Venus, and great grand-daughters Trinidi and Taylor. Bill was pre-deceased by his brother John and sister-in-law Doreen, and nephews Tommy and Allen. Bill was born in Kenora, Ontario in 1931, the son of Margaret and William Heminger. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17, and went on to serve aboard the HMCS Athabasca during the Korean Conflict. After honorable service in the Navy, Bill became an investigator with the Canadian Pacific Police. On retirement, Bill drove a school bus drive for the Rolling River School Division. He enjoyed his kids, and it was a treat for him to hear about them as they grew-up and got married. Bill fought hard during his illness, but retained his sense of humor and an interest in those around him. He was a caring man who loved baseball, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and 'fixing' things. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Korean Veterans Association. Bill took great delight in Christmas decorating and in his wonderful rose gardens. The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre, with special thanks to Nurse Christie and Pastor Evert. The family also thanks Dr. Egan for her care and compassion and the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. If so desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. An interment ceremony is planned for the spring. A celebration of Bill's life will be announced at a later date.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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BARTEL: Barry Joseph Bartel slipped away peacefully at the Palliative Care unit in the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on February 4, 2012 at 49 years ofage. Barry was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 23, 1962 to Abraham and Marlene Bartel and was the youngest of three boys. Barry was predeceased by his father Abraham Bartel, step-father George Gorzen and brother Brent Bartel. He is survived by his wife Pamela (nee Weenink), daughter Chantal and son Kyle; daughter Allyssa (from a previous relationship); mother Marlene Gorzen; brother Brad Bartel; grandmother Leanne Brown; father and mother-in-law Ben and Maria Weenink; sister-in-law Sonja (Mike) Chambers; sister-in-law Carol Dyck; nieces and nephews, and many aunts and uncles. Abraham and Marlene had divorced while Barry was young and Barry lived withhis mom and soon after stepfather, George Gorzen. Barry helped out George in his early years with moving buildings and granaries through Westman Building Movers. He anxiously anticipated for school to be out and summer to come to be able to help out. He loved to be included in the work of moving buildings for George. From there, Barry worked at Activity World and Westman Equipment. He married Kimberly Dooley in January of 1991 where they lived at the Brandon Hills Trailer Court and later divorced April 1993. Barry worked at Cando Contracting from April 1992 to January 2000 as a Supervisor/Heavy Equipment Operator. He was able to travel throughout various parts of Canada from the east coast to the west on the railway and loved every minute of it. He dated Tina Jerrom and on December 23, 1995 his first daughter was born, Allyssa Jerrom. With Barry's knowledge of living and growing up in a splitfamily, he did not want to create heartache or hardship and left all of the visitation decisions up to Allyssa's family. He was able to get to know his daughter through the cards and pictures that were exchanged and even managed to get at least one visit with Allssya out at the farm later in the following years. He worked at The Department of National Defense as a Heavy Equipment Operator from May 2000 to November 2001 and then returned to Cando as a heavy duty mechanic from November 2001 to August 2007. Cando was like a family to Barry. They were very supportive of him when he was firstdiagnosed with cancer in 2004. He never forgot anything that they had done for him. The tough decision was made to leave Cando to get out of the shop atmosphere and he worked for about four months at Wally's Trenching as an operator before beginning his current job at Westcon Equipment as a HeavyDuty Equipment Field Mechanic in January of 2008. He worked from his service truck going to all of the R.M. shops in southwestern Manitoba fixing Volvo Equipment. He enjoyed meeting all of the people from the various locations and made many new friendships. Barry met the love of his life, Pam in May of 1996 and they were later married on February 5, 1998. They spent all of their spare time together and never missed a day without talking to each other. Barry and Pam moved into the extra mobile home at Pam's parents' farm and began fixing it up - getting it ready for the family that was about to come, beginning with their daughter Chantal who was born on May 14, 1998. Barry was working for Cando at this time and usually out of the province, so Pam and Chantal would load up in the truck and head out to whatever hotel he was staying at so that he wouldn't have to miss out on any of the moments of being a family. Soon after, he changed his position at Cando so that he was in the shop in Brandon rather than out on the road so much. Their family; however, was still not quite complete and soon after, their son Kyle was born on May 13, 2000. They purchased an acreage south of Carroll, moved their mobile home onto the property and built the house that they live in presently. The family was able to take a few vacations throughout their busy years; to Drumheller for a family reunion for Barry's family, Toronto to meet up with friends that hadn't been seen for years and even travelled to the Netherlands to meet Pam's family in 2010. Barry always made time to help anyone out. If he knew that you needed a hand to complete a task or needed some sort of supply, he was sure that he had one of whatever you needed and he would be over in a minute to come help. Even after his cancer treatments/surgeries he would be back at it the next day; whether it be helping Ben and Maria out with sorting cattle for shipping or nailing 4x8 sheets of plywood on their house. The cancer never made him slow down. He never allowed it to become a huge part of his life. Every time a tumor would emerge he would stop for a few days to get it dealt with and then move on with what was going on at that time. Most days we were able to forget it even existed. Barry will be sadly missed by everyone around him. Each person he met knew him a little differently but no matter what, he was a ray of sunshine that entered the lives of each person he touched.
There is nothing better than being best friends with the one you love. The day I met you, I knew we would be friends and I've been falling in love ever after. We have loved through the better and lived through the worse. We've thrived on sweet kisses and laughter. I've felt from the start so fulfilled and content as your partner, your lover, your wife. And I know in my heartthat the best part of all is..I married my best friend for life! I'm not letting go...everThe ceremony to celebrate Barry's life took place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, on Friday, February 10, 2012. Pastor Earl Ricalton officiated. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Barry may be madeto CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SMITH: Our Mom, Elna Ruby Rose Smith was born at the height of the dirty 30s on June 3, 1933 on the family farm near Carroll, Manitoba and passed from this earthly home in Richmond, B.C. on a beautiful spring like day, February 6, 2012. Mom has gone to join our Dad, George Bremner Smith who passed in 1999, and they can now travel to all those far away and exotic places that she had dreamed of seeing. Mom is pre-deceased by her parents Charles and Clara Fowell, sisters Ivy Barrett and Alice Melnyk and brother Bud Fowell. Mom is survived by her son Fred Smith, daughter-in-law Leona, daughter Karen Dawydiak, son-in-law Steve and her grandchildren Erin, Carly, Levi, Emily and Alec, and her great grandchildren Owen, Danica and Dominic, her sisters Amy Rollins and May Culbertson and her brother Ernie (Therese) Fowell, sister-in-laws Marg Fowell and Catherine (Ken) Rasmussen and lots of very special nieces and nephews. Mom worked all her life but her greatest joy came from helping out, whether it was with Little Friends Preschool, cooking hotdogs at Westwind Elementary School and or being Treasurer with the Richmond Ravens (RGIH), she enjoyed the connection with the community and watching her grandkids play hockey and ball. Thanks so much to an angel here on earth, Dr. Chee and the team at Richmond Hospital ER and 2 North for their comfort and care and to our many friends that continue along this road with us.
NEWTON: Harold George, 86 years, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, February 13, at 11 :00 a.m. A private interment will be held in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In Memory of Harold, donations may be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
CARLISLE: Olive, 99 years, mother of John, Mickey and the late Ivan, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. A time of reminiscing and refreshments for family and friends will be held at the Carroll Hall, Carroll Manitoba on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3 :00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in the Carroll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in Memory of Olive, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENN: Lillian Benn, Kii Nash Pemaduziwin (Long Life) Lillian was born in Birtle, Manitoba on August 6, 1934. On February 8, 2012 at 1:00 a.m., the creator came and took Lillian by the hand and guided her into the spirit world. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Mary Benn, her partner Earl Wolfe; sons Delaney Wolfe, Marshall Benn, Clifton Benn, Violet`s twin sister Jeanette and one still born who was Rose`s twin. She was also predeceased by brothers Leonard Benn, Richard Benn, Herman Benn and other relatives, too many to mention. Lillian met Don Ross around 1981. They lived together for 15 years or more. Together they had a son Faron. Don passed away sometime in 1995. Lillian will be sadly missed by her children Violet Merrick, Verna Warner (Len), Alice Flett (Hubert), Rose McKaskie, Elvin Benn (Donna), Carl Benn (Mary ann), Faron, Priscilla Benn (Terry), Teenah Wolfe, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, relatives and family. She is also survived by her brother Cecil, her sisters Jessie, Violet and Mayble. A traditional wake will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. from the Birdtail- Sioux First Nation School. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birdtail-Sioux First Nation School with Deacon Conrad Plante and Henry Skywater officiating. Interment to follow in the Can Kaga Otina Cemetery, Birdtail-Sioux First Nation. Pallbearers will be Mike McKaskie, Jay Flett, Fred Benn, Morley Bear, Cody Benn and Dean Bone. Honorary Pallbearers will be William Benn, Pernell Flett, Terry Merrick, Sabastian Benn, Marcel Benn and Harold Bone. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 773-2747.
STEVENSON: The death of Jean Stevenson, beloved wife of Harry, loving mother of Connie and Kim occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the BrandonRegional Health Centre. The ceremony to celebrate Jean's life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Private family interment will be held in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Jean to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
NEITZAN: Heather Neitzan (Nee Steel). With sadness we announce the passing of Heather Kay Neitzan of Lockport, MB, formerly of Winnipeg and of Cartwright, MB. Heather will be missed by her husband Carl, daughter Cora Neitzan (Gilles), grandchildren Jocelyn, Gregory, Alexandra, Nicholas; sisters Penny Macklem(Alan) and Sherry Blair. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Art & Myrtle Steel and brother-in- law Robert Blair. Born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England, Heather spent her childhood in Britain before immigration to Canada with her mother. She attended school in Saskatchewan, then Hazeldel, MB (near Holmfield, MB) and in Cartwright, MB. Heather spent one summer as a swimming instructor at Lester Beach and later worked at the Winnipeg General Hospital (Now the HSC), Eatons Accounting Dept. and worked as an accountant for several other businesses. Heather had a flair for fashion and also modeled clothes. In 1966 Heather and Carl were married and welcomed their baby daughter, Cora, born in 1970. Heather was an intelligent woman with a quick wit and would easily fall into a conversation with strangers. She had a lovely singing voice and has recorded a record. Heather took to farm life (Blow Weary Farm) enjoying her leisure time at the old swimming hole, skating, fishing, hunting and horseback riding. As a teenager she proudly raised and showed cattle with the Cartwright 4-H Club. She would cry her eyes out where her steers went to auction. Heather battled Type II Diabetes for 32 years, renal failure of 3 1/2 years, with the many complications of each, and one week ago suffered a major stroke. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. P. Komenda, Dr. S. Armstorng, Dr. O. Rigotto and the staff at the Seven Oaks Renal Health Program, and Dr. P. Bhanot, of Seven Oaks Hospital. A special thank you to nurse Jennifer for her warmth and compassion the night Heather died. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the Diabetic Renal Health Program at Seven Oaks Hospital, 2300 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2V 3M3. Arrangements entrusted to: Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy. 204-338-0331.Cndolences may be sent to www.klassenfuneralhome.com
CARLISLE: Olive, 99 years, mother of John, Mickey and the late Ivan, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. A time of reminiscing and refreshments for family and friends will be held at the Carroll Hall, Carroll, Manitoba, Saturday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in the Carroll Cemetery. In Memory of Olive, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
SADOWAY: Stephan. April 20, 1932 - February 2, 2012. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our friend/brother on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He passed away peacefully and quite quickly at the age of 79 years. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Ceremony of Christian Burial will be held at Memories Chapel on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:30 am with Celebrant Fr. Dominic Yuen. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin at a later date. If friends so choose, donations in memory of Stephan may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBERTSON: Lawrence (Larry) Robertson of the R.M. of Strathclair passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 63 years. Larry is survived by his mother, Jessie (Daisy) Robertson; brothers: Donn (Debby), Bruce, and Floyd (Debby Lee); sister, Cathy (Ray) Hall; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephew. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elphinstone Memorial Hall. Interment will take place at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. Bonnie Zimmer will officiate. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice.Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements (204)759-2160.
MOONEY: Passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Sunday February 5, 2012 at the age of 97 years, 10 months & 12 days, after a courageous battle with cancer & Alzheimers. Daisy Patricia Mooney (nee Peters) leaves her daughter, Anne (special friend Patrick Kennedy) & grandson John, to cherish her memory. Daisy was predeceased by her parents, husband William (Bill) Mooney, brothers-in-law George Mooney & Bert McLachlan, sisters-in-law Olive Mooney & Elsie McLachlan. Daisy was a hard worker, having worked beside her husband Bill on the family farm & enjoyed hours spent on the tractor, retiring once her grandson was born. She also enjoyed gardening and often shared its bounty with family & friends. She enjoyed both her immediate family & extended family of nieces & nephews. Daisy was a home-body and truly appreciated returning home after various trips. She could always be counted on to act as a chaperone or driver on various school activities. A Private Family Celebration of Daisys life will be held on Thursday February 9, 2012 in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro. Following the service, friends & extended family members are invited to a reception in the Wawanesa New Horizon Centre, commencing at approx. 3:30 pm, for a time of fellowship & refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so wish, memorial donations may be made in Daisys memory to the Wawanesa & District Memorial Health Centre, Special Equipment Fund, or to the Northfield Community club, c/o Eileen Mooney, Wawanesa MB, or to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 611 Corydon Avenue, Suite 200, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0P3. The family would like to thank the special caregivers that allowed Daisy to remain on the farm until she needed to move into town-you enabled her to remain in a home that she truly loved. Additional thanks to the Nursing & Support Staff of Wawanesa Personal Care Home for making her stay a memorable one full of happiness & a sense of belonging over the past few years, and for making her final days comfortable & pain free, your compassion is greatly appreciated.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
FORD: Leslie Scott Ford, our beloved father and grandfather, died suddenly on February 2, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 73. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1938, Les crossed the Atlantic to work for the Hudsons Bay Company when he was 17. He spent several years working at, and managing, posts all over Labrador, Quebec and Ontario before marrying Shirley (née Hickerson), the woman he loved for 46 years until her death from cancer in 2011. After Shirley passed away, Les moved from Dauphin, Manitoba to Brandon, Manitoba to be near his youngest son Derek, and his wife Joanne and their daughter Sofia. Thanks to them, his books, and his wee terrier Tansi, he lived peacefully and happily as he recovered from his untiring support during Shirleys long illness. A gentle man, thoughtful and considerate, wary of the judgemental and of those who claim certainty, Les accepted people at face value and made all feel at ease. A proud Mason, Les took great satisfaction in his charity work with the Shrine. A proud Scot, he esteemed Robert Burns poetry, roared with laughter at Billy Connollys comedy, and beamed with pride listening to his son Alan play the bagpipes. A proud grandfather, Les delighted in his grandchildren as they grew and encouraged their curiosity about the world, made them laugh, and listened attentively to their stories. Les spent the last three weeks of his life in Scotland, with his sisters and their husbands. Les adored his sisters and in his travel pictures, sincere joy emanates from his face. We all take comfort knowing how happy he was to return to his home for a visit. Les is survived by his three sons and their families, Lyle, Lisa and grandson Malcolm; Alan, Gillian, and grandson Graeme; Derek, Joanne and granddaughters Sofia and Freya; his sisters and their families, Vera and Bill Beattie; Alison and George Manson; his large extended family; and an even larger community of friends. A service celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2012 at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba with Rev. Larry McPhail officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 in memory of Shirley Ford.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
WALLIS: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday February 3, 2012 with his family by his side, Roy Archibald Wallis, aged 80 years, of Glenboro, MB. Roy leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Lorna (nee Steele), children Wendy (Corey) Keith of Turner Valley, Alberta, Randy (Shelley) Wallis of Glenboro, Cindy (Brent) Pringle of Glenboro, six grandchildren Michael (Chris) Murray (Natalie), Kirby, Drake, Teagan, & Gage, three great grandchildren Noah, Naomi & Abigail; brother Tim (Joyce) Wallis of Glenboro, sisters Eleanor (Jack) Hamilton of Glenboro, Sheila (Gordon) Sorensen of High River, Alberta, sister-in-law Alma Wallis of Wawanesa as well as numerous nieces, nephews & many friends. Roy was predeceased by his parents Luther (1974) & Sylvia (1980) & by a brother George Wallis (2008). Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Roys memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.
For online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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