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KASPICK: Joyce Kaspick, of Brandon, beloved wife of Clarence and dear mother to Kevin, Shelley and Sandra, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Joyce's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Arlene Robertson will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Joyce to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
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BEARS: Eleanor Irene Bears (nee Crowther). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was born March 18, 1937 in Mather, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband Tom (Sam), her son Dale, her sister Sharron Janzen and her parents Clifford and Eunice Crowther. She is survived by her daughters Jessie Bears of Brandon, Heather (Kevin) Lowther of Fairmont Hot Springs; daughter-in-law Heather Eagle-Bears of Minto; son Brian (Linda) Smith-Bears of Brandon; grandchildren Justin (Kirsty), Devon, Jamieson, Jordan, Michael, Eileen; great-granddaughter Alyxis; sister Ramona (Jack Kuhl) Crowther of Winnipeg; brother-in-law Frank Janzen of Mather and sister-in-law Maureen Bears of Nova Scotia. Eleanor attended school in Mather and Winnipeg when her family had moved to St. Charles. She started working as a car-hop at A&W where she met Tom and they married in December, 1958. They raised their family in Winnipeg, Dana, SK, Bagotville, PQ, Summerside, PEI, Shilo, MB and finally Brandon as they transferred around with Tom's military career. After raising her family, Eleanor worked with Child and Family Services and was active with the Royal Canadian Legion No. 3. The Memorial Service will be at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Major Sharon McDonough will officiate. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WRIGHT: William "Bill" passed away March 24th, at his home at Fairview Home, at 89 years of age. Bill farmed north of Wawanesa for many years, eventually retiring to Brandon. He is survived by his wife Mary, as well as his children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3434 Park Avenue, Brandon, on Saturday, April 5th at 2:30 p.m.
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RITCHEY: Nancy Anne Ritchey (nee Nelson) March 30, 1950 - March 10, 2014. On March 10, 2014 our beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away in the Carberry Hospital with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Allan, daughter Kristy (Nat) Howard, grandson Callan; and daughter Jodi (James) Allen, granddaughters Kodi and Letti; brothers Dale (Dawn) Nelson and family; John (Gerry) Nelson and family; Greg (Brenda) Nelson and family. Nancy was born on March 30, 1950 in Carberry, MB. She was the fourth child and only daughter of John and Ada Nelson, of Gregg, MB. She attended school in Gregg and, later, Carberry Collegiate Institute before moving to Winnipeg to work at the Natural Resources Office as a secretary. She lived in Winnipeg for 10 years before meeting Allan. They married on March 27, 1986. They lived in Neepawa, MB for several years before moving to her family’s farm in Gregg, MB with their two daughters. Nancy drove a school bus for many years, while bookkeeping for her and Allan’s farm. Nancy also enjoyed gardening and loved to share the harvest with anyone who stopped by. She and Allan could often be found at a sporting event, watching and cheering on one of her daughters or son-in-laws. Nancy was thrilled to be able to travel across the country to follow and support her children’s interests. She enjoyed dancing and going out for supper. Nancy loved collecting pictures and was always so excited to receive any new photos of her grandchildren. She started painting later in life and easily transformed photographs into beautiful works of art. Her quiet sense of humour often caught people by surprise. Nancy had such faith in God, which helped her to deal with many obstacles that came her way and she enjoyed attending her Bible Study Group whenever she was able. Our lives have been enriched by her presence and we will miss her dearly. Thank you, God, for Mom.
“I will cherish all the friendship I was fortunate to find,All the love and all the laughter In the place I leave behind.All these good things will go with me. They will make my spirit glow.And that light will shine forever In the next place that I go.”From “The Next Place” By Warren Hanson.
We wish to extend a sincere thank you to Cancer Care in Brandon and Winnipeg for the wonderful care you provided for Nancy in the last ten years. Thank you also to Dr. Milligan and staff in Neepawa and Dr. Uwabor and staff in Carberry for taking care of her while in the hospital. Thank you to White’s Funeral Home for the funeral arrangements and to Rev. Peggy Reid for the beautiful service. To our amazing friends and family, thank you so much for flowers and food that were sent and your continued support during this difficult time. It is so greatly appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The funeral service was held on March 14, 2014 at the Carberry United Church. Donations in memory of Nancy may be made to Cancer Care in Brandon, MB.
PERO: Louise M. Pero passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Louise was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2010. She is survived by her sons Raymond and Richard, daughter Amanda and four grandchildren Jamie-Lynn (Charleton), Jessica (Garrett), Justin (Lourdes), Adam and two great grandchildren Marcus and Sadie-Lynn. A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Shilo Chapel, C.F.B. Shilo, on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Innocent Inienwe as Celebrant. Donations in memory of Louise may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Ambulatory Care - Lung Health Clinic”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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NIELSEN: On March 20, 2014 Lillian Nielsen (née McTavish), passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side. Lillian was born on September 2 in Strathclair, Manitoba, and was the youngest of nine children. She worked at McDonald Brothers and Lougheed Airlines during the war building planes and placing rivets into the wings. She later worked at the post office and was a telephone operator in the Shoal Lake, Strathclair and Newdale area. Lillian married her first husband, Foster Oliver on April 18, 1953. Her one and only daughter, Deb, was born one year later. Foster passed away in 1957. Lillian worked extremely hard to support and keep a roof over her and her daughter’s head. She took in borders for a year then worked at Eaton’s for over 25 years. Lillian married her second husband Frode, whom she referred to as “the Dane” in 1976. Together, they took two trips to Denmark, and spent many a winter in Victoria, BC. Frode passed away in 1997, and Lillian once again was able to persevere. Lillian always felt she worked so hard to make ends meet that she never had time to enjoy her own daughter’s childhood. Once two of her greatest joys, her granddaughters Dawn and Robyn arrived, she retired early so she could watch them grow and play an integral part in their lives. Lillian, aka Nan, loved spending time with Dawn and Robyn making crafts and working in the flower garden, and always had her cookie cupboard fully stocked. Lillian was a very strong willed and independent woman, both qualities she passed on to her granddaughters. Lillian was so proud of the wonderful, strong women that Dawn and Robyn grew to become. The true light in her life was her two great granddaughters, Abagail Dawn Middleton and her namesake Grace Lillian Middleton. A huge smile would always grace her face whenever she was in their presence or speaking of them. Abagail and Grace brought immense joy to Nan and made her world seem brighter. Lillian loved to knit, crochet, embroider and do needlepoint. All her girls were supplied with beautiful handmade sweaters, Barbie clothes and keepsakes. Even as her health deteriorated, Lillian was determined to and did complete another sweater for both Abagail and Grace. She also loved to square dance and was a member of the Barbershop Belles. Lillian remained in her own home up until her 90th year at which time failing health forced her into hospital, then into Hillcrest PCH in August 2013. While in personal care, Lillian’s strong will remained and she made sure to make her likes and dislikes known. Lillian’s final act of strength and determination was deciding to give up her fight and finally be at rest. She is survived by her daughter Deb (Jack) Angus, granddaughters Dawn (Scott) Middleton and Robyn Angus, as well as the loves of her life, her great granddaughters Abagail and Grace Middleton. Lillian is also survived by one brother, sister in law, nieces and nephews and extended family in Denmark. A private service was held on Tuesday, March 25th. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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LEAN: On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home, Alex Lean, formerly of Moline and Brandon, peacefully passed from this life at the age 94 years. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 65 years, Mae, as well as his two children Alexis (Mel) Harvey of Minnedosa and Dennis (Jeanette) Lean of Edmonton. In addition, he will also be missed by five grandchildren Brad (Mandy) Harvey, Alysa (Terry Ferguson) Harvey, Michelle (Bryon) Willcott, Terri (Marcin) Zurowski and Robyn (Lance Fabiosa) Lean, as well as four great grandchildren. Donations in memory of Alex may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home “Patio Fund”, Box 960, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.
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HAYNES: Dorothy. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy Haynes. Mum passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the age of 96. She was predeceased in 2010 by her husband of 68 years, Leonard James Haynes. Mum was born December 2, 1917 in Brandon, the fourth child of Sid and Mary Harrowen, and resided in Brandon her entire life. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is survived by daughter Bev (Gord) Derouin, son Murray (Deb Hall), grandchildren Michelle (Namir) Dunn, Marc (Stacy) Derouin, Branden, Todd and Ryan Haynes and great-grandchildren Jayden Derouin, Tyson and Trey Dunn. Also surviving, in Brandon, are sisters-in-law Greta Graham and Harriet Haynes, niece Donna Harrowen and nephew Reg Shrives. Over the years, mum was active in UCW and Central United Church where she and dad where lifelong members. Like most people of her generation, mum was a loyal friend, conscientious worker, a wonderful cook and she also had a great sense of humour. Our memories of the fabulous Sunday suppers with her and dad will always be cherished, as well as the good times spent at the cabin at Clear Lake. We would like to thank the staff of Fairview Personal Care Home for their compassionate care of mum during the past two years. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Peter Eves and our cousin Donna Harrowen for everything they did for mum, especially visiting faithfully every week which she so looked forward to. Cremation has taken place, and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
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GRADIDGE: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth David "Ken" Gradidge, beloved husband of Joan Gradidge, father of Brad (Linda), David (Anu) and Michael (Elaine) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the age of 84 years following a brief illness. Ken and Joan enjoyed over 56 years of wonderful marriage. Ken was born in Brandon, MB and was raised by his mother Mabel after his father died when Ken was 3 years of age. He lived in Brandon his entire 84 years. In 1972, Ken started his own business Diamond Welding Supplies which he ran successfully for over 20 years. Following his retirement he kept busy helping his son Brad at Action Power. He had many interests and travelled to several places with Joan and family. His most recent journey was to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon with family this past December. Although he enjoyed travelling, his favorite place remained his cottage at Clear Lake. Ken is survived by sister-in-law Eileen Gradidge, grandchildren Lisa (Shannon), Kaylie, Scott, Matthew, Lauren and Karsen as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother Bob and wife Winona, Brother Percy, sister-in–law Audrey Elliott, sister and brother–in-law Wahnetah and Grant Williamson, and brother and sister-in-law Al and Marjorie Hunt. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ken’s life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday March 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Kurt Ardron will officiate. Private family interment will take place prior to the ceremony. Donations in memory of Ken can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon Manitoba R7A 2B3 or charity of one's choice.
We love you GrandpaRest in Peace.
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DORAN: Sylvia Patricia Doran (nee Hoover). Our family wishes to celebrate the life of Sylvia Patricia following a lifetime embraced in the art of living with grace, decorum and a highly tuned sense of humour. Her’s was a memorable life, building and crossing bridges that led her to pursue her own distinct talents. Sylvia passed from this earth on January 2, 2014 in Winnipeg. Sylvia, the only child of Gordon and Jessie Hoover, was born on May 4, 1922 and was raised in Melita. After completing high school, she accepted a position at the Royal Bank in Melita, then moving to Manitou, Lac Du Bonnet, Russell and eventually Birtle, the little valley town that would become her lifelong home until ill health necessitated a move to Winnipeg. In 1945, Sylvia married Nelson Doran, an Isabella farmer and entrepreneur. Together they raised four children, Harold, Claudia, Joyce and Lucinda, all of whom have gone on to pursue successful and creative endeavors. They where all a source of pride for their mother who delighted in their chosen life?paths, their partners, children and grandchildren. Each had a special place in her heart. As a child with no siblings, one of her greatest stated wishes was to ensure that she nourished the sense of family. She encouraged her children and grandchildren to pursue their dreams as she had pursed her own. The Doran home on Vine Street was the Town of Birtle’s museum until Sylvia spearheaded the establishment of the Birdtail Country Museum that was dedicated during the town’s centennial in 1984. Sylvia was also highly instrumental in the establishment of the local library. She believed in giving back to the community and her genuine care for others propelled her to step forth, ensuring that individuals and families new to the community felt the warmth of a sincere welcome. She enjoyed her time serving as a school trustee, United Church board member, Sunday School teacher, advisor to the provincial heritage committee and the joys and challenges as director of the junior church choir. She was recognized for her contributions and in turn was awarded The Women of Distinction for Community Service. Sylvia’s outgoing personality, even if unbeknownst to her, made her a person of interest. She saw the beauty in people, their value and worth as friends and “extended family”, befriending many. In this spirit, Sylvia was devoid of judgment and had an intense sense of compassion for those nearest to her heart. Sylvia was the “mensch” who could be counted on for understanding and acceptance. For her it was “all part of living”. She reveled in the fun of the themed birthday parties and soirées with friends and family. Her imagination and passion for entertaining with her eclectic assortment of china, silver, crystal and linens made everyone feel welcome and special. She was a keen reporter for the local newspaper, expressing her views on local issues. A naturally inclined historian, Sylvia was instrumental in writing, A View of the Birdtail, a history Of the Municipality of Birtle from 1878-1974. The onset of dementia in her later years was a challenge and frustration to Sylvia. Her ability to be an active and contributing member of society was significantly curtailed. She is now at peace once more. Sylvia was predeceased by her parents; husband Nelson, cousins and many dear friends who contributed to the quality of her lengthy and vibrant life. Left to treasure her are her children Harold (Judy), Claudia (Bob), Joyce, Lucinda (Brian), grandchildren Kate, Matthew (Alesha), Kelly, Chuck(Brittany), Emma (Robbie), Julie, Aaron and eight great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends that fell within her extended family circle. A celebration of the life of Sylvia Doran will be held on April 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Birtle United Church, interment to follow at Isabella cemetery. Should you wish to contribute in Sylvia’s memory donations can be made to The Birdtail Country Museum or the Birtle Food Bank.
CHARLTON: Robert Frederick Charlton, was born in Kelowna, British Columbia November 25th, 1926 to John Charlton and Ada (Cox) Charlton. Bob passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He is survived by his children, Brian Charlton (Anne), Bonnie Charlton Ireland, Robert Charlton (Rose), Gary Charlton (Cindy), and Barry Charlton (Jocelyne); his grandchildren, Tuesday and Brendon Ireland, Myles Pollock and Katrina Charlton, Cara and Warren Charlton, Ashlea and Brayden Charlton; and great-grandchildren, Karmen, Easton and Aiden Charlton and sister Mavis. Bob was predeceased by his wife Doreen of 57 years and sisters, Margaret, Hylda, Doreen and Lois; and his grandson, Phillip Haines. Bob grew up on the family farm in Rutland B.C. As a young man Bob worked at various jobs in the logging industry, railroads and at his sister and husband’s bakery before joining the Army in 1952 with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and was stationed in Calgary where he met and married Doreen Wiggins. It was a typical military life with postings to various locations including Shilo, Manitoba in 1965 until 1976 when he retired and moved to Medicine Hat to work in Suffield as a civilian for DND. After full retirement Bob and Doreen moved a few times before settling in Churchbridge Saskatchewan. Bob did not travel much and was happiest when home with his cats. When Doreen passed away Bob made sure cards were sent to everyone in the family on their birthdays and anniversaries including the great grandchildren. Bob enjoyed playing guitar and singing country songs to the likes of Hank Williams and Hank Snow. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed golfing in his retirement.
We will miss you dad, grandpa and great grandpa Bob and brother.
A Family Gathering will be held in Arrow River at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society.
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Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted Peter Carscadden Funeral Service Ltd., Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. (306) 745-3304.
BECKTA: Thomas John. With peace, love and family surrounding him Tom Beckta passed away at the Grace Hospital on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4588 Roblin Boulevard. Longer notice to follow. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 204-949-2200.
“Barbados, 2012”
QUINTAINE: Deborah Lynn (Grimshaw). Peacefully, and surrounded by her family, Debbie passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. “I was born on November 29, 1952 in Brandon to two very wonderful parents, Stanley James and Betty Irene Grimshaw. Upon coming home from the hospital I met my two sisters, Gail and Doreen. My life was always full of love and caring. Horses and pets were always a part of my life and mom and dad spent the summers hauling us girls and our ponies all over the province to fairs. I showed my first pony at the age of four at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. Through the involvement with horses, I met the love of my life, Jim Quintaine in 1969, and married in 1971. In 1975, we were blessed with our son, Corey James. Jim's family business was livestock and with our marriage, the Quintaines included me in the business helping Jim's mother with the bookkeeping which became my life-long occupation. Working alongside with Jim has been an important part of my life being his wife, partner, and friend. No better person could I have partnered with. My life couldn't have been better filled with love, adventures and so many wonderful memories. Jim introduced me and Corey to camping and fishing in the Duck Mountains in the early 80's. This was a very new and scary experience for me the first year as I was sure a bear would get us, but I did look forward to going back. We returned every spring from then on and it was a part of my life I truly enjoyed. Fishing during the day, campfires at night and listening to the calls of the wildlife, no better place to be. Weekends during the summer were spent at our cabin at Brandosa Beach in Minnedosa where we made many new friends and had such good times. In the early 90's, I convinced Jim to take country dance lessons. We became a part of a dance group which travelled around entertaining at various activities throughout the province including Dauphin's Country Fest. We met so many great new friends and spent many weekends out dancing. During the winter months, we would take holidays to somewhere warm. We have vacationed in so many different places which all hold special memories; My favorite being Hawaii, which we were fortunately able to visit a number of times. In 2004, we made a trip to Idaho and purchased two horses which brought us back to the hobby which initially introduced Jim and I to each other. Over the years, we built up a cow/calf herd and spent our evenings on horseback checking the herd to make sure they were all okay. I really enjoyed those evenings watching the baby calves play and interact with their moms. As you have read, I have lived a wonderful life surrounded by so many loving and caring family and friends. You all take care. I was predeceased by my father Stanley James Grimshaw, mother Betty Irene Grimshaw, sister Doreen Little, mother-in-law Kathleen Quintaine. I am survived by my husband Jim, son Corey and friend Kurtis Kowalke, sister Gail (George) Miller, nephew Rodney (Sandee) Miller and family. Niece Sherry (Tim) Little and family, brother-in-law Russell Little, father-in-law Pete Quintaine, sister-in-law Bettie (Barrie) Wood, nieces Sharmyn Wood and family, Paula (Brian) Stirling and family, sister-in-law Pat (Clarence) Davis and nephews Rob (Margaret) Davis and family, Gerry (Crystal) Davis and family, Dan (Angela) Davis and family.” "I have many friends and loved ones to embrace in heaven and not all are human". A memorial service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Deb may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9, the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of one’s choice. For those who cannot attend the service, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, please pause for a moment of reflection if you knew Deb as a friend or acquaintance.
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GIBSON: Dorothy Alice “Dot” Gibson, beloved mother of Bunny, Lori and Rocky died on March 25, 2014 at Portage District General Hospital, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba at the age of 88. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Wheatland Chapel Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Danny Groening officiating. A private interment will follow at Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Dot may be made to the Douglas Campbell Lodge; 150 – 9th St. SE Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3T6, Bayside Personal Care Home; Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba; or to the Alzheimers Society.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
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