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SANDERSON: Angus Walter Charles (Charlie) Sanderson. The family wishes to announce the passing of Charlie Sanderson of Hilbre, MB. (formerly of Brandon, MB) on November 12, 2013, at the age of 93 years. Wake service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Fairford House of Prayer. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with viewing prior to the service, at the Lakeview Chapel, Kinisota, MB. Interment will be held at the Lakeview Chapel Cemetery, Kinisota, MB. Officiating will be Rev. Vinetta Sanderson. Arrangements Entrusted To Anderson Family Funeral Home, Ashern, MB. 1-866-293 4951.
CHINNER: Sheila Alice. Sheila Chinner, beloved wife of the late Fred Chinner died November 12, 2013 at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 79 years. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Deloraine United Church, Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Sheila may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to CancerCare.
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SANDERSON: Angus Walter Charles (Charlie) Sanderson. The family wishes to announce the passing of Charlie Sanderson of Hilbre, MB. (formerly of Brandon, MB.) on Nov. 12, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Wake service will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 from 7 9 p.m. at the Fairford House of Prayer. Funeral service will be held on Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with viewing prior to the service, at the Lakeview Chapel, Kinisota, MB. Interment will be held at the Lakeview Chapel Cemetery, Kinisota, MB. Officiating will be Rev. Vinetta Sanderson. Arrangements Entrusted to: Anderson Family Funeral HomeAshern, MB. 1-866-293-4951.
SCHWARZ: The Schwarz family announces the unexpected passing of Phillip (Phil) Schwarz of Birtle, MB on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Phil was born March 26, 1927 in Kherson, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada with his parents George and Katharina (Keller) Schwarz in 1929. Phil grew up farming in Glenlea, MB moving to Birtle, MB in 1975, where he has lived and farmed since. Phil was deeply involved with his church and politics and had many friends in the local communities and beyond. Phil is survived by his wife Linda Schwarz of Birtle, MB, children: George Schwarz of Calgary, AB, Simon (Yoshie) Schwarz of Kyoto, Japan, Lillie Schwarz (John Moxin) of Carbon, AB, Dan (Rosemarie) Schwarz of Winnipeg, MB, Dave (Heather) Schwarz of Calgary, AB, five grandchildren Logan, Ezry, Matthew, Madeline and Amalie. He is also survived by his sisters Mary Kaupp of Springview, Nebraska, and Rita Wiens of Kelowna, BC. Phil was predeceased by his parents, son Dennis and sister Elizabeth Langstaff. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Calvary Gospel Church, Elphinstone, MB with Rev. Vern Kratz officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made to Bri-Ma-Del Bible Camp, c/o Eleanor Snyder, 646 Keith Cres., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5P9.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
McCALLUM: With great sadness we announce the very sudden passing of our beloved husband and father, Keith McCallum, on November 9, 2013, one week before his 76th birthday. He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Isabelle, and his only brother, Dunc. Keith leaves to mourn and cherish his memory: his wife of 53 years, Gloria, son Brent (Donna), daughters Jodi (David), and Kellie (Scott), sisters-in-law Carol Kezin and Cheryl McCallum, and several nieces and nephews. Keith was born in Flin Flon, MB on November 17, 1937 and the family moved to Brandon in 1941, where he spent his school years and began his retail career in 1957, working for Woolworths. After Keith and Gloria married in 1960, he managed several Woolworth stores in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, ending up in Flin Flon. He and the family returned to Brandon in 1964 where they purchased a jewellery store. Keith was proud to be a local business owner and frequent supporter of community events. He was also President of the Manitoba Jewellers Association. Six years ago, after 43 years at the helm of McCallum Jewellers, Keith and Gloria retired. He was an avid hockey fan and was once part owner of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Keith managed the Brandon Olympics hockey team for several years, and the Brandon Pioneer Oldtimers for 17 seasons. Many special friendships and wonderful memories were created during those years. Keith was once a member of the Kinsmen clubs of Flin Flon and Brandon, and the Brandon Gun Club. He was also a board member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, and was recognized by them for his contributions to the Brandon Wheat Kings. Keith and Gloria enjoyed many memorable trips with family and friends. He loved to golf and to get away from the cold winter. Arizona became their winter home for the last 18 years. He will be sorely missed by his family and many wonderful friends. A Service of Remembrance to honour Keiths life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Kim Lewarne, Certified Funeral Celebrant, officiating. A private family interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
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STARZYK: Mary Starzyk of Shoal Lake passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Morley House Personal Care Home at the age of 87 years. Mary was predeceased by her husband Bill and granddaughter Roxanne Presniak. She is survived by her sons: Merv (Cathy) of Shoal Lake and Ron of Portage la Prairie; daughters: Mabel (Leroy) Ramsay of Brandon and Alice (Mervin) Presniak of Shoal Lake; sister Jennie Nykoliation of Rossburn and sister-in-law Jean Dereniwski of Shoal Lake; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Josaphats Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shoal Lake. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Prayers will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Father Mykhaylo Khomitskyy will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Shoal Lake Handi-Van or to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.comRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 204- 759-2160
RUTLEY: Rev. H. Trevor Ted Rutley. It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Trevor. He was born in Ochre River on May 5, 1926 and passed away on November 2, 2013 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home. He was predeceased by his wife Elsie in 2008, infant daughter Connie in 1945, sister Dorothy and brother Gordon. Trevor and Elsie were married in Clear Lake, Manitoba on July 28, 1944. Their first years of marriage were spent working and living in Sandy Lake. In 1950, they moved to Rivers, Manitoba with their young son, Sheryle Trevor. Ted as he was known then, worked as the chief stores and equipment person in the ME section at the Rivers Air Base. He also claimed to be the best cat skinner around, working as a caterpillar operator for a short time. From Rivers, the family made their way to Rathwell, MB. They stayed here from 1960-63. During this time Trevor attended the University of Winnipeg and received his Bachelor of Theology in 1963. In 1962, the family adopted a baby girl Kathi-Jill. Darlingford was the first stop of many from 1963-65, McCreary 1965-68, Darlingford welcomed the Rutleys back into the fold from 1968-72. A northern move to Flin Flon took place in July 1972. Trevor loved the north country for its beautiful scenery and fishing adventures. Here he reconnected with his cousins John and Ralf Rutley. Virden was home in 1979 until his retirement in 1991. Due to age and health issues, Brandon became home in 2004 for one year, Rivers in 2006, back to Brandon in 2007 and after Elsies passing in 2008, Trevor moved into Riverheights Terrace for three years. When failing eyesight and mobility became an issue, Trevor made one more move to the Riverdale Personal Care Home. After a successful career as a minister/ nomad, this was Trevors final home. During his years, Trevor belonged to many organizations. Boy scouts, all church related committees, choir, he was an Honorary Legion member (Padre), an Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and ambulance volunteer. He enjoyed watching sports, coaching his sons baseball team during high school, curling and photography. Family photos and Clear Lake scenery were his passions. He considered himself to be a good Christian person and was ready to help anyone in need. Trevor left a lasting impression wherever the road took him. Be it a gentle touch, a lasting prayer or one of those jokes you would never expect from a minister. Trevor is survived by: son S.T. Rutley, grandsons Darren and Tyler, daughter Jill (Cam) White, granddaughter Alycia (Chris), great-granddaughter Madison, granddaughter Deanne (Andrew), great-grandson Korey, special niece, Judy (Graham) Smith and their family, daughter Ann Marie (Brian) Barnes, sons Justin (Dominic) and Jordan, son Jay Keating (Melanie) and daughter Mattea. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at the Riverdale P.C.H. and Dr. Dhaliwal for all the care Trevor received. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Trevor may be made to the Rivers Recreation Facility Review Committee, P.O. Box 677, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ROY: Damien passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the age of 53 years. Left to cherish his memory is his mother Marie and sisters: Rose-Anne (Joe) Carney, Jacquie Thompson and Juliette (Ron) Popplestone. Special as Uncle D to Matt (Loni), Steve, Patrick and Melanie Thompson, Garrett and Laura Popplestone. Damien was predeceased by his father Edgar Roy and his brother-in-law Ross Thompson. Damien was born on November 14, 1959 in Russell, MB and lived in Brandon for his entire life. His life was rich with a large extended family made up of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and many friends. School days began at age 4 and were filled with many gifted teachers and schoolmates who would become lifelong friends. As a young adult he moved on to COR Enterprises where he worked in many areas, preferring the tasks of the kitchen. Special Olympics would feed his love of sports participating and competing in swimming, bowling and cross country skiing. As a regular Brandon Transit Bus passenger, Damien independently traveled around Brandon getting himself to his many activities. Damien was well known by the bus drivers and considered so many his friends. At the age of 41, Damien would move into a Brandon Community Options home. He was blessed with many caring support workers and roommates and looked forward to spending time with them. In his younger years and throughout his life Damien spent much of his vacation time in St Lazare. The Farm became a favorite spot where he joined in on the chores milking cows and assisting with garden duty. This environment would shape his love of extended family and the understanding of the love others had for him. Receiving a gift was always exciting for Damien and he returned the gift as he heartily expressed his appreciation and gratitude, especially when it was a new watch. Celebrating life was enjoying the simple things it has to offer and watching his joy presented a gift to all. His ability to lighten a room with a smile, a handshake, a hello and a compliment was always a pleasure to witness. This past year saw Damien struggle with his health. He became an example to many, especially his sisters, of great courage, patience and strength. As one of his support workers so aptly described, for his family and many who knew him, he was A Gift in a Small Package. Well said and so true. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Kevin Smith as celebrant. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Damiens memory may do so to the Helping Hands Centre of Brandon, 111 - 7th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3S5 or to the Brandon Community Options Inc., 136 - 11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J4. A special thank-you to the doctors and nursing staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre and special staff of Brandon Community Options for their exceptional care. Thank you to the CWL for the delicious lunch following Mass.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PORTEOUS: The death of Evelyn Elsie Porteous, age 93, occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Willowview Personal Care Home, Reston, Manitoba. Born to George and Madge Douglas on September 12, 1920 at Crandall, Manitoba, Evelyn lived in the farming community of Harding, Manitoba for a number of years, then moved to Brandon working with Homecare Services before moving to Rivers, Manitoba where she resided for over 20 years. Her remaining years were spent living at Willowview Personal Care Home in Reston, Manitoba. Evelyn enjoyed family and friends. She was always quick to tease, and enjoyed a good laugh. She was very proud of her independence and maintained it until the end. Evelyn is survived by: her son Nelson(Lynne) Porteous of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia; grandson Scott Porteous of Chilliwack, BC; granddaughter Sandra Jenner of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia; great grandchildren: Hailey and Jarrett Porteous of Calgary, Alberta, Jessa, Ian, and Liana Jenner of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia; her sister Phyllis Mott of Victoria, BC, several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Porteous, brothers Wilfred, Arnold, Jim and Richard Douglas and sister Margaret Mansell. A private family gathering will be held at a later date when mom will be placed to rest in the Greenwood cemetery in the Harding district. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Willowview Personal Care Home for the loving care given to mom during her time there. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Elsie may be made to the Greenwood Cemetery, c/o Bill Drake, Box 33, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McLAUGHLIN: Mary Belle McLaughlin (Bridgeman) peacefully completed her Lifes journey here on earth at the age 95 on November 5, 2013. Abiding with Marys wishes there will be no funeral scheduled.
McINTOSH: Robert William McIntosh March 18, 1924 - Nov. 5, 2013. Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 with family by his side, Bob passed away at the Grace Hospital. Bob was born in Souris, Manitoba to Florence and James McIntosh. The family moved to Fort William, Ontario when Bob was a teenager. He had already met the love of his life, Billie, who followed him to Fort William. Bob and Billie moved between Fort William and Souris before settling in Winnipeg. Bob is predeceased by his beloved Billie, his first son Jay, his parents, and his brothers Don and Jack. He will be greatly missed by his son Shawn (Kathy), his sister Francis, his daughter-in-law Kathy Anderson (Tim), his grand children: Michael Anderson (Doreen), Justin Anderson, Sara Down (Rob), Tim Anderson, Heather McIntosh (Jesse), and Michael McIntosh and his great grandchildren all of whom he adored. Bob began his career as an aeronautical designer at Canada Car in Fort William before moving to Winnipeg and making his mark at Bristol Aerospace. Bob had an instrumental role in the design of the S-Duct for the Lockheed L1011. Bob was a proud member of the Elks Lodge #10 and with Billies involvement with the Royal Purple Lodge #12, they made many lifelong friends whom he cherished dearly. Bob was an avid golfer. He liked to travel to a rural golf course. Many a morning hed be long gone before the sun rose traveling to a small Manitoba town for a round of golf, taking in the sites along the way. Bob was a gifted artist. He would start a doodle on a napkin and it would turn into an amazing pencil sketch or a water colour painting. He loved Big Band music. He and Billie could tear up a dance floor. Bob could not pass by an empty piano bench without sitting down to play a little ditty. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Kowalchuks Funeral Home, corner of 5th Avenue and 2nd Street in Souris, Manitoba. Flowers are appreciatively declined, if so desired please make a donation to the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children, 100 2629 29th Avenue, Regina, SK S4S 2N9. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 204-949-2200.
McDOWELL: Dorothy (Webb) McDowell. March 30, 1912 Nov. 4, 2103After a long and adventurous life Dorothy passed away peacefully on November 4th, 2013 at Lions Place, Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB. She leaves her family of David (Linda) McDowell; Eleanor (Bob) Tilton of Oakville, Ontario; Barbara (Gary) Evans of Winnipeg, and one nephew, George (Guylaine) Webb of Mississauga, Ontario. After her beloved Herb died in 1967, she gave her time and talents to many organizations. As a graduate of Brandon College (McMaster University) class of 1933, she was an unusual woman in that she worked full-time all of her life, as well as raising her family. Cremation has already taken place. Donations in her memory may be made to Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3, Brandon University, 270-18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9, or to the charity of your choice.
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MARTENS: Eric Rick: It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of a very dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on October 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Hertha; daughters Karen (John) and Roxanne (Henry), son Rick (Bonnie); grandchildren Reilly, Kelsi, Lauren (Ben), Tara (Alex), Dana, Julianna, Lisa (Adam); great granddaughter Kady; sister Lena, many nieces and nephews, Herthas family and dear friends. Eric was predeceased by his parents Rev. Abraham and Helen, his brothers John (Lena) and Abe. Eric was born January 30, 1931 in Eyebrow, Saskatchewan, the second son of the family. Eric attended Crewherne School, near Parkerview, Saskatchewan. Later Eric attended Elim Bible Institute in 1949-50 and was baptized on confession of his faith on June 4, 1950 in Rivers Mennonite Church, Rivers, Manitoba. Eric married Hertha Kroeger on August 2, 1958 at Rivers Mennonite Church. They lived in Brandon, Manitoba where Eric worked for Pepsi-Cola Company. Due to his fathers failing health, they moved to the farm southwest of Rapid City Manitoba in 1963. Here, Eric and Hertha raised their children. Eric farmed two sections of land and raised livestock. He was compassionate and dedicated to his chosen profession. Eric loved farming and all it entailed, from the growing of various grain crops to looking after the livestock. His favorite were his Black Angus cattle, and Eric would often be found in the yard, calling to the herd, which in turn came running to be fed. Eric was an avid sportsman, loved softball, and played shortstop for the Rivers Rockets team for several years. He loved golf and liked to play at the Clear Lake Course, becoming a member of the Riverdale Golf and Country Club in Rivers in later years. Taking the family to Clear Lake for summer vacations were cherished times which included tennis, going for ice cream and long walks by the lake. Extended family would join the Martens family at Clear Lake to play music and sing making these times even richer. Eric sang tenor in a mens quartet and in various choirs for over 50 years. He was much in demand for his high clear tenor voice. Eric also played in a popular and talented family band. There were many weddings, socials and family gatherings where the harmonies rang out and the music continued non-stop. Eric and Hertha loved to spend time in the Southern States for a few weeks in the winter months. In 1994, because of his failing health, Eric and Hertha sold the farm and moved to Rivers, Manitoba. They lived there for twelve years, where Eric was well-known due to the time spent in the coffee shop and his many long walks through town. Eric and Hertha moved to Brandon in 2008, and as Erics health continued to deteriorate he needed to be placed in personal care; where he lived from February 2009 until he peacefully passed away, with family by his side. The funeral service was held at Grace Mennonite Church, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 with Pastor Ken Quiring and Rev Abe Krahn officiating. Pallbearers were Rick Martens, John Mosby, Howard Kroeger, Peter Neufeld, Larry Krahn and Don Neufeld. Ushers were Tony Klassen and John Isaak. The pianist was Esther Krahn. During the Service, one of Erics favorite songs, Angel Band was performed by family members. Interment took place in the Rivers Mennonite Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. R7A 1K2.
In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away,you suffered much in silence, you fought so hard to stay.God saw you getting tired, when living was not to be.He showed His love for you, His child, He whispered, Come to Me.
He rests in Gods care.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GROVES: Lloyd Allen Groves (1927-2013). On November 6th, 2013 Lloyd passed away suddenly at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa, Manitoba. Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Carol (Roger) Delveaux of Sherwood Park, AB and Norma (Jack) Keown of Roblin, MB; four grandchildren, Craig (Leanne), Carey (David), Darren (Melanie), Ryan (Zoe); ten great-grandchildren, Madison, Kylee, Taylor, Ashley, Delanie, Austin, Ethan, Corbin, Kaylynn and London; sister-in-law Betty (Denny) Philip; nieces, nephews and several cousins. Lloyd was predeceased by his first wife Kaye; second wife Fay; parents Bill and Viola; sister Bernice Zeke and brother Arnett. Lloyd was born on January 28th, 1927 in the Bunclody district. He farmed in this area until he retired in the late 70's. He was an excellent farmer and a strong supporter of John Deere equipment. Lloyd was an avid curler and took in many bonspiels over the years. He also enjoyed square dancing. After retirement Lloyd and Kaye purchased a place in Mesa, Arizona where they enjoyed many winters with their relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Poettcker and all the nurses and staff at Country Meadows Personal Care Home for their wonderful care. Funeral service will take place, Tuesday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society. Whites Funeral Home of Neepawa in care of arrangements.
COLQUHOUN: Audrey Colquhoun died on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the age of 82 years, after an illness. Two of her daughters were with her. Much loved wife of Jim and beloved mother and grandmother. Audrey will be missed by sons Jim and Steve (Penny) and daughters Lynn (Spencer) Silver, Cheryl (Carson) Hobbs and Phyllis (Don) Morrison. Her family was a source of joy for Mum. As she and Jim welcomed grandchildren, Audrey found that Grandma was one of her favorite roles! Audrey loved her grandchildren Aimee (Wes), Travis (Jenna), Dustin, Drew, Brett, Anthony, Stacey, Evan and Justin and would have loved her great-grandchildren Levi, Sam, Halle and Hannah. Be it noted too that Audrey was very welcoming to her sons and daughter-in-law. Audrey was predeceased by her mother and father Earl and Alma Babcock, her brother Larry and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She leaves to mourn her sisters Noreen (Jim) Coates and Bernice Duff and her nephew Geret (Robb) Coates and Joshua. Audrey was the oldest of Earl and Almas four children. She was born on the family farm near Deloraine and built her life in the Deloraine area. Mum attended Kirkwood School and the Deloraine Collegiate. She then attended Normal School and taught before working as a telephone operator. Mum met Dad when she was four years old, they had their first date when she was 17 and married when she was 21. They were married for 61 years. Mum and Dad sold the farm in 1972 and moved into Deloraine in 1989. Wherever her children and grandchildren became involved so did Mum; figure skating, hockey, piano lessons and 4-H. In all of our endeavors Mum was chief cheerleader! Mums home was a source of pride. She and Dad continually renovated their home and loaned their expertise and experience as their childrens homes grew. Mum loved to sew (Figure skating costumes!) and knit. Her lovingly created and generously given afghans grace the homes of all of her children. A summer rental of a cottage at Lake Metigoshe convinced Mum and Dad such that in 1964 we moved into the cabin Dad built! Mum now had two homes to cheerfully maintain. And poison ivy discovered the Colquhoun children! As well her childrens friends were always welcome to the point where Dad built a guest house at Metigoshe. At least one of Mums children was into her teens before she realized the degree to which Mum was afraid of the water. In the early 1970s, Mum returned to working outside of her home. The years she worked at Bren Del Win Lodge, at the Deloraine Memorial Hospital and as a school bus driver were very satisfying. Mum enjoyed her work and the people with whom she worked. Mum was committed to her community. Volunteering with the Deloraine millennium book committee, Congregate Meals, the United Church and the Health Auxiliary was important to Mum and she retired with regret. Mum spent the last years of her life as a resident at Bren Del Win Lodge. Our entire family thanks the staff who gave Mum warm and compassionate care during the last years and especially the last weeks of her life. Mum, not a day will go by when a happy memory of you fails to spark a smile. You are safe in a warm, bright corner in each of our hearts. Your husband, children and grandchildren will miss you always. A Celebration of Mums life is planned for summer 2014.
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