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PICKELL: Leonard Douglas. Born July 23, 1925 in Hamiota, MB, Leonard (Len) passed away peacefully on August 31, 2012 at Broadmead Lodge, Victoria BC. He was predeceased by his parents, Stewart and Emma, and older brother, Cam. He is survived by Fran, his loving wife of 64 years; brother Keith (Fran); children, Doug (Bev) and Jim (Wanda); grandchildren Dave (Tara), Jennifer (Todd); Mark (Linda), Niel (Jen) and Jeff (Katie); and great grandchildren, Devon and Kaylee Pickell, Jack, Nicholas, and Sarah Buchholzer, Imajyn Pickell, and Elanah and Israel Pickell. After serving in the navy during the war, Len married Fran Collins in Brandon MB. In 1959, they moved to Flin Flon, where Len managed the local Liquor Commission until 1985. Len was a well respected and involved community member, particularly with the Sea Cadets and Kinsmen. Like his father, he loved the outdoors, especially being at their cottage and pickerel fishing on Lake Athapap, MB, and returned there each year after retiring to Victoria, BC. Len was a character - strong, determined, and used to being in charge - but under that seemingly tough exterior, he won countless hearts with his gentle warmth- a generous spirit, quick witted sense of humour, and mischievous smile. He made the world a better place, especially for those who truly knew him. He will be greatly missed and cherished forever in many hearts. A private celebration of life will be held for Len. Thanks to all who helped care for Len in the past few years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Broadmead Care Society, 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria, BC, V8X 4Y7 or to a charity of one's choice.
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McCall's of Victoria B.C. (1-800-870-4210).
OLAFSON: Kris William Olafson, brother to Cindy (Myron) Dodds, son of the late Ole and Shirley Olafson, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the age of 49 years. A graveside service will be announced at a later date.
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MITCHELL: Anne Kathleen (Kay) age 84, beloved wife of the late Jack Mitchell, died September 5, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. A funeral service in her memory will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Killarney United Church at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kay may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba 824-18th St. Unit 3 Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made on-line at Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home, (204)523-7791
McQUADE: John (Jack) McQuade. Peacefully, on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Gimli Community Health Center, Jack McQuade, aged 73 years of Sandy Hook, beloved husband of Carol. Full obituary to follow in Mondays Free Press. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
MAYBERRY: Jack Mayberry, beloved husband of Muriel, father of Pat and Bill and stepfather of Brenda and Laurie, passed away at his home in Reston, Manitoba on Tuesday; September 4, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Funeral services will be held from Reston United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday; September 13th with Reverend M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Reston Area Foundation or the charity of your choice in memory of Jack.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel - Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
MANSFIELD: Edward Jonathan Mansfield passed away August 8, 2012 at his residence, Fairview Home, with family by his side. He was born on the family farm in the R.M of Odanah on October 18, 1917 to Elizabeth and Russell Mansfield. Ed was the youngest of eight children. Growing up on the farm, there were always chores to do, but of course, social times were enjoyed too. He loved to play ball and enjoyed attending dances. Ed met Jessie Ewing in 1940 and they were married on August 2, 1941. Ed and Jessie raised a family of two boys and one girl on the family farm. During this time, Ed served on the Moore Park Manitoba Pool Elevator Board, the Moore Park School Board, and also on the Elton Larger School Area board when it was established. In 1963, Ed and Jessie sold their farm and moved to Brandon where Ed got a job hauling machinery for Graham & Martin, the International Harvester Dealers. He then went to work for Binkley Motors selling cars during the winter. While there, he found that the Moore’s Western Shop across the street was for sale and so after some deep thought, Ed and Jessie bought the shop. They moved it to the corner of 8th & Princess after a few years. They continued in this business until retirement when they turned it over to their family, Lyle taking on the ordering and Les the book keeping. Ed served on the advisory board of the Brandon General Hospital in the 70’s and was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity. Ed and Jessie travelled for a few years, sometimes by bus and sometimes in their trailer with their friends. Ed’s health began to deteriorate and as years went by, due to a fall, he and Jessie moved to Fairview Home. Ed was predeceased by his wife, Jessie, of almost 71 years in March 2012, seven brothers and sisters, and a number of brothers and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his sons Lyle (Connie) and Les (Donalee) Mansfield, daughter Donna (Clare) Coxe, grandchildren Sara (Jeremy) Kerr and Dustin (Danielle) Mansfield, great granddaughter Hailey-Jade Kerr. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law Enid Lawrence of Brandon, Lily Bowles of Miniota, MB, Mabel Boyce of Carievail, SK, brothers-in-law Fred (Eileen) Stamford of Miniota, MB and Ted (Pat) Stamford of Regina, SK and many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to charity of choice.
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A friend is the truest blessing,A father is a gift.
GAWIUK: Lena Gawiuk, wife of the late Paul Gawiuk, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 am. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Lena to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care Unit or Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue E., Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
HAMM: Marilyn Gail Hamm, beloved mother of Angela (Robert) and Garry (Kristie), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the age of 55 years. Marilyn was born in Carberry, MB on May 17, 1957. Her early years were spent in Shilo, MB and the family moved to Brandon in 1968. She attended elementary school in Shilo and Brandon Collegiate Institute and Neelin High School in Brandon. Marilyn worked in Nutrition Services at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for 25 years. She was an avid sports fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Vikings. Marilyn also enjoyed bowling, playing Bingo and reading. Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her mother Muriel; daughter Angela (Robert); and son Garry (Kristie). Also surviving are her siblings: sister Vera; sister Debbie; brother Warren (Sheree) and their children Dale, Arla, Sarah and Laurie; brother Darren and his children Alex and Nicholas; sister Marlene and her children Dennis and Delainie; sister Pamela and her children Grant (Mercedes, Julie and Gauge), Greg and Garett; sister Cheryl (Sean) and their children Andrew and Darren. Marilyn was predeceased by her father Cecil and brother Garry. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith of St. Augustine’s R.C. Church officiating. Donations in memory of Marilyn may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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GALLAWAY: Joy Gallaway (née Graham) passed away peacefully in Brandon on Friday, July 27, 2012. Joy will be remembered by her children, Sharon Bulloch (Bev) of Parksville, BC, Bill Gallaway (Vivian Thorgeirson) and Graham Gallaway of Brandon. Also surviving are grandchildren Randy Bulloch of Calgary, AB, John Lawson, Robyn Lawson (Rob) of Whitehorse, YT and Marshall and Clayton Gallaway of Brandon. Joy has one great-grandchild, Emma Bulloch of Calgary, brother-in-law Nick Chrest and son-in-law Claude Jones of Brandon. Joy was predeceased by parents Jack and Julie Graham, husband Clarence Gallaway and daughter Dawn Lawson. Joy was born in Winnipeg on October 11, 1922. She was an only child and spent much of her time absorbed in books. She met Clare Gallaway when her family moved to St. James when she was a teenager. They were married 1940. They were expecting their first child when Clare went off to WWII. After the war, Clare built the family home at 244 Chalfont Road. Joy resided there until 1979. In her younger years, Joy taught swimming and painting classes and raised cocker spaniels. She also loved to play the piano and sing. In 1991, Joy moved to Brandon to be closer to her family. She spent the last 10 years at Fairview Nursing Home in Brandon. The family would like to thank the Fairview staff for their wonderful care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, with a time of remembrance immediately following at The Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg. Donations in memory of Joy may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2.
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CLARK: A Memorial Service will be held for George and Loreen Clark on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Columbarium - Brandon Cemetery. Lunch to follow at Park Community Center.
COE: Dorothy Myrtle, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on August 26, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Wilfred, her sons, Taylor “Jim” (Gaye), and Wilfred “Brad” (Lorna), sister, Elaine Taylor, and grandchildren, Robert, Kevin, Melissa (Scott), Teresa, Julie, Timothy (Chantal) and one great grandchild, Kianna. She is predeceased by her father, Robert John Taylor, mother Ellen Taylor- McBurney, and sister Phyllis. Dorothy was born on July 17th, 1931 and grew up on the family farm in Hartney. She attended Business College in Brandon where she met her husband, Wilfred. In 1962, the young couple took over the family farm in Hartney, where they worked for many years. Dorothy was always determined to learn and she obtained a Licensed Practical Nursing degree at the age of 62. Following this, she worked at the Hartney Health Unit. Dorothy was an active member of the community and was a member of many organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star, board member of Boissevain Mentally Handicapped Association, Prairie Partners and Anglican Ladies. Dorothy and Wilfred enjoyed many years square dancing with the Elgin Whitewater Whirlers. Dorothy will be sadly missed; she was a compassionate and active member of her beloved hometown and a pillar of wisdom to her family.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, As God calls us one by one, our chain will link again.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Centennial Centre with interment in the Riverside Cemetery Hartney, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Cancer Care Manitoba.
BIRCH: The death of Cecil Birch, of Brandon, occurred on September 4, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born on November 29, 1919, Cecil played hockey in his younger years. He completed grade 9 and went to technical school to become an automobile mechanic. Cecil worked at Canadian Motors for 45 years. Cecil enjoyed working with his hands, he built his own home, and his best friend helped him build a motor home. In return they built a fifth wheel for his friend. Cec enjoyed camping especially at Clear Lake as well as travelling in the motor home. He was a life member of the Brandon Lodge No. 19, G.R.M. A.F. and A.M. Cecil is survived by: his son Barry (Barbara); daughter Barbara (Frank) Vic; grandsons David (Catherine), Robert (Maura); great granddaughter Emily; great grandsons Shaughn and Marshall; brother Douglas and his son Phylp (Sandra) and Les' son John and family as well as numerous nieces and nephews on Cec and Edith's side of the family. He was predeceased by his wife Edith (2001); parents Harry and Annie; siblings Les and Marion as well as in-laws Bill and Alice Jackson. The Ceremony to Celebrate Cecil's life was held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, September 7, 2012. Arlene Robertson officiated. Interment was in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined, donations in memory of Cecil may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
BATTERSBY: Bernice “Bunny.” After a short but hard fought battle against cancer, Bunny passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of August 22, 2012. Bunny was born on December 18, 1942 to parents Melvin and Eva McLaughlin of Crawford Park, MB. Bunny was the seventh child of nine children who grew up in a tiny house on the south edge of Riding Mountain National Park. Family was always important and coming from such a large family made for many fond memories of crowded houses at Christmas, early morning breakfasts on the north shore of Clear Lake and bonfires at Ditch Lake. During her fight against cancer, it was family by her side that made the difference in her days and nights. Not wanting her to be alone, her family sat vigil with her through long days and nights spent in uncomfortable chairs, and she was not alone in her final hours. Bunny spent many years hairdressing, working in several shops, in her basement at Chater, teaching at Classic Hair Styling Academy and finally starting her own shop from scratch, Erickson Haircare Centre, until her retirement from hairdressing. Never one to sit idle, she soon took up working during the summers at Sea Gulls and Sand Castles in Clear Lake. After moving back to Brandon, she started to work at Mark’s and loved seeing her friends drop by, sometimes just for a visit. When retirement finally set in, Bunny would spend her time going on walks with her friends and her ever-faithful companion, Brandy. She would cheer on her grandchildren at their baseball and softball games, gymnastics and hockey. Coffee visits, sleepovers and daily phone calls from her daughter Pam kept Mom up to date. Coffee and lunches with Brent, although far between, were always spent with lots of laughs. Bunny spent years fighting for all things better for Pam and others with disabilities. She was a long time member of Brandon Community Options and was very proud of the work that was accomplished in the beginning. Bunny was predeceased by her parents, brothers Earl and Marlin and by sisters Fern Kirkby and Vivian Kelly. Bunny is lovingly remembered by daughter Pamela Battersby, son Brent (Cheryl), granddaughter Brynne and grandson Mitchell. Brother Bruce McLaughlin, sisters Eunice Scott, Margaret (Vint) Smith and Debbie (Mervin) Hall. Numerous nieces and nephews and a lifetime of friends. A graveside celebration of Bunny’s life was held on August 28 in the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating.
Holding my hand, many times Mom would say,“Don’t be sad when I’m gone.” I would smile,squeeze her hand back, “I won’t, I won’t.”I am trying, trying so hard but for now,I have to be sad.
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ANDREWS: Alice Patricia Andrews (nèe Chisholm) of Brandon, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the age of 90 years. In keeping with Alice’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private family service will be held at the Madford Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Pass your good deeds in memory of Alice onto someone else or make a donation to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GEORGE: William “Bill” George. (Clarity revision for the Sept. 5, 2012 obituary entry in Brandon Sun). Funeral Service: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, MB.
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