Classifieds / Obituaries
MCBURNEY: Mary Selina McBurney of Rivers, in her 101st year, died peacefully at Souris Hospital on the morning of August 4th. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held at on Friday, August 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Rivers United Church with Rev. Glenna Beachamp.
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LANE: Frances Lane of Birtle, MB passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake at the age of 90 years. Frances is survived by her sons: Brian Lane of Birtle, Morris Lane of Birtle, daughters: Bev (Peter) Blyth of Edmonton, AB., Brenda (Garnet) Wood of Birtle, Kathy (Brian) Bonchuk of Birtle, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, brothers: Dixon Lawrance of Hamiota and Cyril (Phyllis) Lawrance of Melville, SK. A graveside service will be held at the Birtle Cemetery on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Linda Clark officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Morley House Personal Care Home, Activity Dept., P.O. Box 490, Shoal Lake, MB ROJ 1Z0. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Raes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson is in care of arrangements.
STUDER: There will be an interment for Ellen Studer at 10:30 am August 10th at Brandon Cemetery. Lunch will follow at 12:00 noon at McDiarmid Drive Alliance church (635 McDiarmid Drive). All are welcome.
VICTOR: Agnes (Baydak née Ukrainec). With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Agnes on July 24, 2013 at the Rossburn Personal Care Home. Born March 4, 1926 in the R. M. of Rossburn. A capable young lady, Agnes left home at the age of 12 to be a live in hired girl for farm families. Her duties would vary depending on the season and included gardening, cooking for the threshing crews and child care. Agnes and Joseph Baydak married in 1943 and were blessed with seven children. Agnes became a widow at the age of 32 when Joe suddenly passed away in 1958. Agnes remained on the farm until 1963 when she moved into Brandon. Two more children were brought into her life with her marriage to Jack Victor in 1971. Agnes creative abilities were endless from sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting, just to name a few. Her baking and cooking of traditional meals leaves us with many fond memories of family gatherings. Following Jacks death in 1999, Agnes remained in their home on 10th Street East until 2004 when she moved to Hobbs Manor. Many friendships were developed and Agnes participated in activities when her health allowed. It was a chapter in Agnes life that she truly enjoyed. Agnes received gentle, loving care during her brief stay at the Rossburn Personal Care Home. She is survived by her children Steven (Gail), Gloria (Bill), Darlene (Nick), Marjorie (Ken), Jim (Dale), Patricia (Rob), Paulette (Leon), Gary (Sharon), Debbie (Ian); 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Brothers Mike, Max, Paul and Ernest Ukrainec. Predeceased by parents Steve and Nettie Ukrainec, husbands Joe Baydak and Jack Victor, granddaughter Monica Steedsman, grandson Keith Schubert, daughter-in-law Lois Baydak, brothers Walter and Peter Ukrainec and sisters Pearl and Eileen. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church on July 30, 2013 with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to Arthritis Society of Manitoba, 105-386 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3R6. Hardworking hands at rest
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POTTER: It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Edward Potter, son of L. Orland Potter and Thelma D. Potter (Chandler) who after a long and courageous battle, succumbed to cancer on July 17, 2013 at the age of 65. Ron was born in the Deloraine Hospital, October 13, 1947 and lived the first eight years of his life on the Renton family farm, eight miles south-east of Deloraine. He attended Hazeldean, a one-room country school for grades one and two. He moved to Brandon with his family in 1955 and attended King George and Earl Haig schools. Ron was a jack of all trades, but carpentry was his passion. He and his brothers built many custom homes in Calgary and surrounding areas until he moved to Vancouver Island. Once on the island he continued to build custom homes and Hi-rises with his younest brother Bill, all often accompanied by laughter, homour and a whole lot of mischief. Ron is survived by his daughter Chelsea (Chris), granddaughters Chase and Colbie. Sons: Trevor and Shaun as well as his beloved cocker spaniel Rascal. Also left to mourn are his parents: Orland and Thelma. Sisters: Sharon (Bruce), Patricia (Brian), Debbie, Sandy and Heather. Brothers: Jack (Darlene), Bob and Bill (Charlene), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a service in Rons memory in Nanaimo B.C. on August 30, 2013.
You fought your fightuntil the endYour zest for lifethey could not bendThe lord has his dooropen for youNow take the timeand enjoy the viewFOREVER MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
OLSON: Mrs. Margaret E. Olson of Brandon, MB. passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 92. Marg is survived by two daughters: Joanie (Doug) Ross of Spruce Grove, AB and Kirsten (Dennis) Ardron of Brandon; four grandchildren: Jon (Allison) Titus of Saskatoon, SK., Julie Titus of Spruce Grove, AB., Kurt (Wendy Jo) Ardron of Melita and Kelsi (Darcy) Baine of Campbell River, BC.; five great-grandchildren: Ella Astle, Rowan & Tate Baine, Elena Ardron and Geoffrey Titus; special niece Laura Jean (Garth) McDonald (children, Sharla & Tyler); nephews, John and Bill Thomson. She was predeceased by her husband Archie W. Olson; parents Mr. and Mrs. Gordon & Peggy (Eades) MacPhail; two sisters: Jean Thomson and Barbara Ann Betson; dear grandson Geoffrey P. Titus. A private family graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Friends are invited to celebrate Marg's life at a memorial reception at Riverheights Terrace, 4525 Victoria Avenue West, Brandon on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. A short program will commence at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Donations in memory of Marg may be made to the BRHC Foundation (General Fund), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB. R7A 2B3, the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB. R7A 5A9, or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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NOSTEDT: Sheldon Nostedt, 61, passed away on Sunday July 28, 2013 at his home in Brandon, Manitoba. He was born on August 1, 1951 in Carberry, Manitoba to Jack and Lyla (Smith) Nostedt. Sheldon grew up in Treherne Manitoba. He graduated from Treherne Collegiate. After high school he attended the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where he received a degree in Commerce. He began work as an engraver at his parents gift shop in Treherne. He was a very proud and active member of the Treherne Fire Dept. and ambulance service for 20 years. In 1981 he started another family business, Nostedts Pianos & Organs in Brandon, which operated for 10 years. In 1990 he moved to Falcon Lake where he managed the ambulance service for 2 years, followed by a move to Red Lake Ontario as the EMS manager. In 1994 Sheldon moved to Brandon to be near his sons. He began his most beloved career at Murray Chevrolet Brandon in 2001 where he continued working for the following 12 years up until his passing. Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Lyla Nostedt. Sheldon is survived by his sons John, Jordan, and Sterling Nostedt. Sheldons sons were his world. He took great pride in everything they did and made it a priority to attend all of their games. He was, and always will be, their number one fan. Sheldon was radiant with positivity and possessed an infectious sense of humour felt by everyone around him. He was a loving and caring father and will be forever missed. Donations in memory of Sheldon may be made to a charity of choice.
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MUSHIE: With heavy hearts the family of Sadley Sam Mushie, beloved husband of Patricia and father of Gerald Mushie and Geraldine Moffatt, announce that his death occurred on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A private family service will take place with interment in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Sam may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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MITCHELL: Yvette Reita (July 1918 July 2013). It is with sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Yvette Reita Mitchell (née Lemire) who passed away at Fairview Home in Brandon, Manitoba on July 25, 2013. She was born July 2, 1918 in Coderre, Saskatchewan to Irénée and Almeda (née Lemire) Lemire. She was predeceased by her husband Charles on July 25, 1991 and an infant daughter, Shirley Delores. She is survived by daughter, Irene (Cecil) Kennedy, son Reginald (Carolyn), and daughter Elaine (Martin) Kilfoyle; five grandchildren: David, Andrew (Sherri), Katrina, Korrina (Marc) and Scott (Samantha); and eight great- grandchildren: Chantelle, Nathan, Colin, Faith, Alexandre, Abigayle, Ava and Dakota; her nieces Barbara Wonitoway and Betty Preteau; and her cousin Hermine Syrenne. As an only child growing up on a prairie farm she discovered the joys of friendships and family. Yvette spoke French only when she started school and had to learn English. She and Charles married on July 2, 1938, and lived in Shoal Lake, Justice and Brandon. She began working at Fairview Home for 23 years including positions of Assistant Matron and Activities Director. She had a genuine interest in others offering a sympathetic shoulder, a listening ear, and words of encouragement. She had various interests including a love for traveling home and abroad, sewing, quilting (as we all have beautiful quilts made by her loving hands), bowling, curling and the love of music and the outdoors. She loved having people around her and gave a helping hand wherever it was required, especially during the 25 years she lived in Winnipeg House. Her faith in the Lord was strong and important and was active in St. Hedwigs Roman Catholic Church and later joined St. Augustine parish. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. Interment following at Sparling Cemetery. The family would like to thank The Fairview Home Third Floor Staff for the comfort and support given to Yvette during her final years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Yvette Mitchell to the Fairview Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6 or a charity of your choice.
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McLEAN: Mary Irene (nee Watkinson) passed away at Fairview Nursing Home, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the age of 88, with her family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Heather (Ralph) Warman, ex son-in-law Art Gauthier, Carol (George) Dennison, and Joanne (Charlie) Cobb. Nine grandchildren Rodney Gauthier, Glenn Gauthier, Natasha (Dwayne) Moorehead, and Justin (Angela) Gauthier, Edward (Lori) Hillis, Patricia (Grant) Dennison, William (Jill) Betts, Tyrus and Christine Cobb. Great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, along with many other family and friends. She also leaves to mourn two brothers-in-law Harry McLean, Bruce (Donelda) McLean, one sister- in-law Isabelle (Ray) Yacyshen. She was predeceased by her parents Sid and May (Caverly) Watkinson, her in-laws Alex and Annie (McCrae) McLean, sister and brother-in-law Olive and Harris Hanson, sister-in-law Joan (Harburn) McLean, niece and nephew Anna and Duncan McLean, son-in-law Dale Betts. Mom was born in Cobalt, ON December 27, 1924 and was educated in Cobalt. She was the younger of two girls. The girls were brought up in a very religious family, along with being prim and proper which was the norm for girls in those days, but much to her parents dismay Mom turned out to be more of a tom boy, than a girl. She liked to play sports, baseball being her favourite, She also learned to play to play the violin as a young girl, but did not have to practice as she could play by ear, the teacher always played the piece the children had to learn, it was a while before anyone caught on that Mom was not learning how to read music, as she could play the piece of music perfectly each week. As a young woman she also wrote a lot of poetry for which she seemed to have a passion. She also had a bit of the devil in her, she mooned her sister's boyfriend and started to smoke when she was 13, and never quitting until the end of her life. Mom had a memory that amazed everyone; she never forgot a birthday, anniversary, or any other important date or person's name. When Mom decided it was time to move on she hitch hiked to Toronto to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18. She took her basic training in Toronto and was then stationed in Ottawa for her time in the RCAF, during WWII. She received 2 medals from the Department of National Defence for her service years, which she wore proudly every November 11th on Remembrance Day. Mom met Dad in Toronto in 1943 at a dance club called Sunny Side, Dad and a buddy had gone to the dance, and after meeting Mom, the men had a disagreement about who was going to escort her home that evening and lucky for us three girls Dad won out. The courtship began and the marriage took place on December 22, 1944 in Cobalt, Ontario. .After the war they both took their discharge from the Canadian Forces, moved to Cobalt, Ontario to start a new life. Dad went to work in the gold mines, but Dad being from the Prairies did not like working underground, therefore he quit and rejoined the Army, which turned into a 25 year career for him and a life time of being a survivor for Mom. She raised us three girls pretty much on her own as Dad was never home. She had to pack up and move the family approximately every couple of years as the military kept their personnel on the move, she had to get our new home settled and find a job as a stenographer. Some of the places that we lived included Shilo, Rivers, Winnipeg, Kingston, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, the last posting Dad received was to Edmonton, Alberta which is when he decided it was time to retire to the area that was to be home for rest of their lives, that being Douglas. Mom was a long time standing member of the Carberry Legion and the Eastern Star; she was also a member of the Douglas Women's Institute. Mom loved to play bingo, going to St. Hedwig's Church in Brandon with her in-laws and her own mother when she was in Douglas visiting. She also played every chance she had at the Douglas Hall. It didn't matter where our home was it was always open to anyone that wanted to visit and stay awhile, Dad's troops that had no other place to go except for a barrack room. Friends and relatives who dropped in for a visit or came to spend some time with family, along with having three daughters that brought our friends home for a couple hours, weekends and some came and stayed for years. All were welcome. Mom would never see anyone do without, she would feed you if you were hungry, make sure you had proper clothing and necessities. The moving didn't stop then. Dad had itchy feet and Mom followed whenever Dad decided it was time to move and start a new adventure. They moved to Winnipeg, so Dad could go back to school, and then it was off to Campbell River, BC, back to Douglas, then on to New West Minster, BC and finally back to Douglas. They also did a lot of travelling, and visiting relatives spread all over North America. Mom's medical problems started in 1996, and it was a battle from then on. She was a survivor in more ways than one. After the doctors kept telling the family that each crisis could be her last, she would pull through and carry on. She had a wicked sense of humour and it was hard to tell if it was fact or fiction that she was telling, especially if it was to someone that didn't really know her. I felt a lot of sympathy for the girls that took such good care of her at Fairview Home as lots of times I would be taken aside and asked if a story she had told them was true or not. Her favourite story for all was that when she had her first leg amputated she had kept her foot as a door stop and it would carry on from there, but her true passion was smoking and God help anyone that got between her and her cigarettes, she was fairly easygoing until someone tried to make her stop smoking. Mom was always there in good times and bad, her family came first even though there were times she could have killed us all I am sure. She will be missed by all of the family but she is now back with Dad whom she missed terribly after he passed away. She would always tell us that Dad was with her every day and she would talk to him about what was going on in her life. We will surely miss her, but her suffering is over and that is all we could ever want for a woman who had more strength and conviction than anyone, and she amazed everyone that knew her, and could get along with the Devil himself. I would like to thank Dr. G. Visser for his commitment and compassionate care over the years. I would also like to thank Greg at Memories Chapel for his help and consideration with the family, and a special thank-you to the Reverend Barb Jardine, she is an inspiration to all whom she has helped. Also a thank-you to Ross Campbell for doing the eulogy, and the pallbearers, Rodney Gauthier, Tyrus Cobb, Keith Hillis, Grant Dennison, Steve Blair, and Chesley Sheppard. Thank-you to all the girls and fellows at Fairview Home that looked after Mom after Dad's passing, along with Joe Reeves, and thank-you to all the family and friends who sent cards, flowers, and made donations in Mom's name. A memorial service was held at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 with interment at Madford Cemetery.
"We will miss you Mom"
McENTEE: Jane McEntee, beloved mother of John McEntee, passed away on August 1, 2013 at the Carberry Personal Care Home at the age of 83 years. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Carberry, MB with Father Eric Giddins officiating. Interment will follow in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carberry Personal Care Home. Whites Funeral Home Carberry in care of arrangements. 204-834-2629.
LINDENBERG: Arthur Edwin, of Brandon Manitoba, born March 4, 1923, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2013 at his residence in Valleyview Care Centre at the age of 90. He was predeceased by his parents Emily and Louis and brothers Arwid and Bruno. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years - Eunice of Brandon, and sister Louise Falconer of Victoria. He is also survived by his daughter Marie Bonneteau (Denis) of Winnipeg, grandchildren Julie, Justin and Stephan; son Gordon (Cindy) of Edmonton, grandchildren Kalyn (Stephan), Nathan and Alex; and son David (Sandy) of Brandon, grandchildren Shea and Dane (Rikki) and great-grandchildren Mya and Owen. The Service of Remembrance was held at Central United Church on Monday July 29, 2013, with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Arts six grandsons, Nathan, Dane, Alex, Justin, Shea and Stephan served as pallbearers. Arthur was born in a small farmhouse on a homestead near Rapid City, to Latvian immigrants. He was raised in a hard working, devoutly Christian home, instilled with a strong set of beliefs and values that would serve him well for his entire life. Attending Cadursis Church and McBride school a one-room schoolhouse Art attained his early education, and then later went on to high school in Rapid City. At the age of 19 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during the height of World War II. Upon discharge at the end of the war Art returned home and became a partner in Lindenberg Seeds to work along side his two brothers 10 years his senior. That was the beginning of a lifelong endeavor in the family business he so much enjoyed. During those years he continued to assist his father on the family farm, and together they were honored with the Robertson Associate Award for their contribution to Canadian agriculture by the Canadian Seed Growers Association. Arthur became active in the Brandon community and joined the United Church Young Peoples group and church choir. Thats where he met the love of his life, Eunice Hodgkinson, an attractive young lady from Belmont that he would later ask to be his wife. Art and Eunice were married in June of 1951, and later their first child Marie was born, followed by sons Gordon and David. With a family to support and business demands, Art was a busy man. But he knew his priorities: his family and his faith were of paramount importance. Art was a life-long member of The Gideons, promoting Gods word in print for over 50 years. He was also a long time member of the United Church and taught Sunday school for a number of years. As a father and grandfather, Art was a wonderful role model, leading by example, caring and loving, yet strong and principled. Family memories include outdoor hockey games, roller-skating at Clear Lake, picnics and barbeques, boating, fishing and water skiing, and of course camping in the big green tent wherever they went. With his much beloved grandchildren, activities expanded to include baptisms, birthdays, recitals and concerts, ball games, tournaments, graduations and weddings. Art loved his music: singing, playing the piano, organ and accordion, almost exclusively by ear. It was a true gift he retained right up until the last few years of his life. Art was also a fierce competitor at the kitchen table with board games. Whether it was a card game, Scrabble, Quiddler or Sequence, Art played to WIN! And win he did. . . .right to the end. In Scrabble hed pull off these amazing triple-word scores with words nobody had ever hear of. . .but he had, and since the words were in the dictionary, they counted! But where Art really shone was as a friend. He always had a smile on his face and was a continuous source of encouragement. His positive attitude and friendly charm were magnetic. A traveling salesmen in summer months, Art met thousands of people over the years across the prairies in every small town you could imagine. With a memory like a trap, he could connect people, names and places like no one else. Knowing Art would put you literally within two degrees of separation with anyone in Manitoba and Saskatchewan! One of Arts favorite sayings was . . . there is no such thing as a stranger; its just a friend I have not yet met! Despite his love of music, fun, and good friendships, the real love of his life was his wife Eunice. Upon retirement Art and Eunice traveled extensively, and enjoyed 19 winters in Texas. Their marriage shines as a beacon to all of what a loving marriage can be, and should be . . .a relationship of commitment, sacrifice and love that transcends the tough times, relishes in the good times, and flourishes until the end. As a husband, father and grandfather, Art has left an indelible mark on our lives. He was a gentleman and a friend. He led by example with fairness and integrity in everything he did. He was respected, but more importantly respect-full. His positive glass half-full attitude always prevailed and his kind words of encouragement and support were always appreciated. Dad. . . you have left us for a while, but you will live on in all of us forever! The family would like to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at Valleyview who provided tender care and support to Art over the past year. Your compassionate assistance is greatly appreciated. Donations in memory of Art may be made to Gideons International in Canada, PO Box 3619 Stn Main, Guelph ON, N1H 9Z9 or charity of your choice.
IRVINE: Charles Irvine of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Florence Irvine, and dear father of Maxine Harvey and Blair Shaggy Irvine, passed away peacefully at his residence, Fairview Home, on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Charlie attended Tremaine School. In 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army Corps. After training at Red Deer, Alberta, he went overseas in March 1942. Charlie was sent to Sicily in July 1943 and also saw service in Italy, Holland and Germany, returning home August 14, 1945. Charlie had many stories to tell during his time overseas for World War II. During this time, he also met all his Scottish relatives and spent quality time with all the aunties. He married Florence Jessie Chambers in Rapid City, MB on July 2, 1960 and lived in Rapid City on the farm until retiring into Minnedosa. Charlie had fond memories growing up in the valley. He laughed at his stories of his childhood with his three sisters. One of the stories involved sledding down the big hill behind the barn. He skated on and swam in the river nearby with the Christie and Andrew boys. Charlie enjoyed hunting with friends and brother-in-law, Bill Gibbons. He also enjoyed fishing with friends and brother-in-law, Roy Attridge. Charlie was active in the Rapid City Legion and Tremaine Community Club. He attended many district card games and dances and Christmas concerts. Charlie coached hockey with another Dad when Blair was playing hockey. Charlie farmed for years, worked at International in Brandon and worked at Morris in Minnedosa. He relaxed by watching the birds, watching sports on television and reading the newspaper. Charlie loved people and visiting with everyone. He was well known for his jokes and teasing. Charlie was very fond of his grandchildren and spent many weekends at the Minnedosa beach watching them swim and play. He became a great grandparent in 2009 and 2013. Charlie will live on in the hearts of son, Blair (Shaggy) and daughter, Maxine, grandchildren Chris, Becky, great grandchildren Mason and Charlee, sister Jessie Gibbons, cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. We are grateful for the happiness he brought to our lives. Predeceased by parents Charles and Isabella Irvine, wife Florence, sisters Isabella and Lily, son-in-law Gord. The celebration of Charlies life was held at Rapid City United Church, Rapid City, MB on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Should friends so desire, donations are welcomed to Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, 1160 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, B, R3E 0V9 or https://www.cancercarefdn.mb. ca
Charlie, you will be remembered.
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HYRSAK: Kay. The heart of a gentle woman, the one with a kind, thoughtful soul has come to rest. Kay Hyrsak (Waytowich) peacefully passed away on July 22, 2013 at the age of 96 years. Mom was born in Gimli on May 9, 1917 and moved to the Olha district when she was still a baby. She attended Oakburn and Randall Schools until Grade 8 when a family accident forced her to stay at home and help out on the farm. On October 7, 1939 she married Paul - a union which would last almost 74 years. From this union they were blessed with three children. During her time in Oakburn, Mom was very active in church and community activities. It was here that her association with the Ukrainian Catholic Womens League began and would last more than 65 years. In 1958, Dad and Mom moved to Brandon. Although Mom never worked outside the home, she supplemented Dads income by taking in many boarders over the years, many of whom became like sons and daughters to her and remained close friends throughout her life. Mom enjoyed knitting, gardening, being outdoors, but her greatest love was cooking. Anyone who visited her home never left hungry. She could produce a scrumptious meal in mere minutes. Mom never refused a good game of cards. Evening card games with friends were very special. Mom had a heart of gold. She was generous, kind, patient and never raised her voice. She always had a strong affection for all animals. Kay is survived by her husband Paul, son Nelson (Judi), daughter Linda (Garry) McIntosh, grandchildren Calla (Don) Cooper, Darron (Leah), great grandchildren Mitchell and Kylan Cooper, Rachel and Bryce Hyrsak and special sister-in-law Anne Waytowich. Kay was predeceased by an infant son Delmar, her parents, five brothers and four sisters. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor, Stella Fedeniuk. A private interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kay may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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Celebration of Birdeen Taylors lifeAug. 8th-2013- Feb. 23rd 2013. Come visit and share memories at the East End Community Centre, Saturday, August 10th from 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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