Classifieds / Obituaries
MONCRIEF: Donald Harold Craig Moncrief formerly of Rivers, MB passed away on March 10, 2012 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 74 years. Donald is survived by his wife Rosemary; children Amanda (Garnet) Roulette, Stephen Moncrief, William (Crystal) Moncrief & Kerri-Mae (Justin) Murray. A private service will take place in the Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Messages of condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.orgMinnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
KRAHN: Frieda Krahn, late of Brandon, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2012. Funeral service information will follow in tomorrows newspaper. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, (204) 727-0694.
KIDD: Carol Lynn Kidd of Brandon, beloved wife of Bob and loving mother of Darren (Karen Wright) and Richard (Sharon), grandmother of Eleena and Halle, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the age of 68 years, after a short and heroic battle with cancer. A "Come and Go" celebration of her life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Friday, March 16, 2012 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol Lynn may be madeto the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202 - 37 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DYCK: Helena J Dyck, age 97, beloved wife of the late Jacob P Dyck died on March 9, 2012 at the Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Friday March 16, 2012 at the Whitewater Mennonite Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be prior to the service at the church. Donations in memory of Helena may be made to M.C.C. or the Boissevain Morton Foundation, Box 1075, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comInterment Boissevain CemeteryKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
REDDING: Florence Ivy, April 12, 1914 March 6, 2012 With great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Ivy Redding, on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, in Penticton, B.C. Mom was born in Liverpool, England, and immigrated to Canada with her family at an early age. She received her schooling in Manitoba before returning to England. Mom and Dad were married in Chester, England, in 1945, and Mom then returned to Canada as a war bride in 1946. Dad and Mom farmed in Ingelow, Manitoba, until moving to Armstrong, B.C. in 1959. She lived in the North Okanagan until 14 years ago when she moved to Penticton. Mom was a proud mother and grandmother, and family always came first. She treasured her family and friends, and a cup of tea and a plate of cookies were always ready for visitors. Mom was sadly predeceased by husband John, son Brian, grandson Shane, sisters Bess and Peggy, and brother Wallace. She will be remembered with great love by daughters Linda (Gordon) and Shirley Ann (Lee); son Bill (Marlene); daughter-in-law Linda; grandchildren Glenn and Jennifer, Cass (Darcy) and Sam, Erin (Darren), and Grant; great-grandchildren Brydon and Owen, and Jordan; brothers Cy (Joan) and Gary (Stella); and many nieces and nephews.
Not dead to us that loved her, Not lost, but gone before;She lives with us in memoryAnd will forever more.Arrangements entrusted to Hansons' Arbor Funeral Chapels & Crematorium.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.com
McMORRIS: John Carson, 93 years, beloved husband of the late Martha McMorris, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Private graveside funeral service will be held at the Del-Win Cemetery Deloraine, Manitoba at a later date. In memory of John, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Special Equipment Fund c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
NEWTON: Harold George, passed away peacefully February 8th, at the Souris Personal Care Home, at the age of 86. Harold was born in Hartney, August 27th, 1925, He was the fourth son born to Frank and Beulah ( Hatch). He was raised in the Deleau area until his family sold the farm and moved into Souris. Harold never married, but filled his time with his passion for repairing old farm machinery, and car and truck engines too. In his late 30s he ventured away from home to work at various equipment service dealers, ranging from Cockshutt, and Massey Ferguson service to Chrysler/ Dodge dealerships, and after a few short years, returned back home. He had an aptitude for repairing any kind of old farm equipment,, he could weld many things, and took great pride in his contribution to the Heritage Committee in Souris as his welded handrail allowed safe passage to the lovely trail behind The Plum. He also contributed some of his talent to help build some of the beautiful hanging baskets seen hanging from the street light posts of Souris in the summer. He enjoyed entering his old car or tractor in local parades on fair day., and wandering through the old displays. Although a very private and quiet man, he would take part in family Weddings and Reunions, enjoy showing his things to family and friends on a visit., and frequently enjoyed a meal out at any of the local restaurants. His favorite thing was working out in a field with a distressed farmer, he was always most comfortable with a wrench in his hand. A celebration of Harolds life was held at the Kowalchuk Funeral Home , February 13th, in Souris. Private interment will be at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. Harold was predeceased by his parents Frank and Beulah, 1 brother Ken, and 2 sisters in laws, Loraine, and Linda. He will be sadly missed by his 5 brothers, Russell (Betty), Kenora, ON, Lawrence, Regina, SK, Elmer (Nettie), Vernon, B.C., Bruce (Ailsa)- Vernon, B.C., Albert ( Shirley)- Vernon, B.C., and 1 sister, May (Albert) Brausse, Vernon, BC. Also leaving to cherish his memory are his nieces Lisa and children Danielle and Landon- Brandon, MB, and Nina (Greg) and children Keshia and Tiana, Vernon, B.C., along with the many other nieces and nephews, and friends. Donations can be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund, Box 518 Souris, R0K2C0.
TURNER: On Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2012, Anthony Ron Turner of Whitecourt, AB, formerly of Forrest, MB, passed away peacefully at the age of 61 years. Ron will always be loved and never forgotten by his daughter, Rebecca Becky (Antonio) Cianflone; his grandson, A.J. Antonio, all of Altona, MB; sister, Wreatha (Gordon) Curtis of Esterhazy, SK; brothers, Jacee of Brandon, MB and Mark (Carla) of Edson, AB; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son, Daniel and his parents, Anthony and Florence. A Gathering of Family and Friends was held on Thursday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44, 51 Avenue & 50 Street, Whitecourt, AB. Reverend Rene Faille officiated. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44, Box 874, Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1N8. To send condolences, visit
www.parkmemorial.comPark Memorial, Whitecourt 780-779-2533. Family Owned Funeral Home and Crematorium.
KOVERSKY: Dorothy Ilene Koversky (nee Maxwell) passed away peacefully at Boissevain Hospital at 7:20 p.m., on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Dorothy was to celebrate her 79th birthday on March 31, 2012. Dorothy resided at Westview Lodge where she enjoyed her last few years. She was born in Atwater, Saskatchewan and was the the first child of William (Bill) and Elsie Maxwell. She attended Verona School and spent her early years in Deloraine, Manitoba, where she worked as a Health Care Aide at Deloraine Hospital. Dorothy married and later resided in Boissevain. She worked at the Boissevain Co-op and enjoyed camping, bowling, clogging, sports, reading & playing cards with her many friends. In her later years, she spent numerous hours at various ballparks watching her Grandchildren play softball. She was an avid Blue Jays & curling fan. Dorothy loved to laugh and listen to others tell stories. She was unselfish, as life was never about her, it was always about her friends and loved ones. She was a loyal friend. She was a private, courageous, proud individual and left this world with dignity and grace. Dorothy is survived by four daughters, Brenda MacDonald, Barb Morgan (Doug), Marlene McFadzean (Greg) and Michelle McFadzean (Darin), ten Grandchildren and eleven Great Grandchildren. She is survived by one sibling, Keith Maxwell (Lucille) and various nieces and nephews and long-time friends, Bernice Petras, and Fay Adamson. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Maxwell, her sister, Shirley Judson, and special friend, Iris Sharp. A private service was held on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Waskada Cemetery and officiated by Reverend, Glen Whetter. Nevada McFadzean, Granddaughter of Dorothy, read her favorite poem, In Flanders Fields. Dorothys daughter, Marlene McFadzean, played the guitar and sang The Rose. Amazing Grace was sung by her Granddaughter, Zoe McFadzean. The Eulogy was read by her Grandson, Jesse McFadzean. Donations in memory of Dorothy, can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, PO Box 26331, Stn BRM B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 4R1, www.diabetes.ca
IRONSIDE: The death of Darlene Ironside of Brandon occurred on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Donna Anderson and Debbie Barwick. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. A private family interment will take place. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Darlene may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - Manitoba Division, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRANGER: Mary Margret "Peggy" Granger passed away at her residence Fairview Personal Care Home on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Peggy was born December 26, 1909 to Andrew and Annie Elder on their farm in the Blyth district. Peggywas the youngest of four. She attended Blyth school. Peggy enjoyed entertaining family and friends and was very active in the Anglican Women's Auxiliary. John and Peggy spent 17 happy winters in their home in South Texas. John and Peggy celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary in October, 2005. Peggy was predeceased by husband John, brothers Wallace, Graham, and foster brother Andrew, sister Lexie, daughter Muriel and grandson Scott English. Survived by son Jack and partner Esther Nicol, son-in-law Bill English. Grandchildren: Kim and Patrick English, Stewart Granger, Andrew (Colleen) Granger, Thea (Bill) Thompson, and their mother Donna Granger. Great-grandchildren: Chelsa English, Hannah, Jessica Granger, Kailey and Jayce Thompson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, March 2, 2012 with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. She was laid to rest in Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Don Granger, Ross Granger, Bryce Granger and Jeff Elder. Donations in memory of Peggy may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GASH: Gary William Gash passed away on February 14, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, with his sisters by his side. Born June 2, 1940, the second child of William and Margaret (Downey) Gash, Gary was raised on the family farm near Cordova, Manitoba. He attended a one-room school, Glenburney, for Grades One to Nine, then moved on to High School at Moore Park. Gary began farming at an early age seeding his first crop at age fifteen, while still in school. He worked hard, and eventually took over the farm from his parents. His keen business skills and carefully thought-out decisions served him well in being a lifelong grain farmer. He lived on the home quarter that his Grandfather, Thomas East Gash, had purchased from the North West Land Company in 1888, upon arriving from England at the age of nineteen. To earn extra money as a youngster Gary trapped. Later, he spent off-seasons away from the farm, working first at the Nickel Mines in Thompson, MB and afterwards at Oil Wells in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He then bought his first John Deere tractor, a 3020. Gary took courses in Technical and Business Management through the Manitoba Department of Agriculture, obtaining a Farm Management Certificate in April, 1969. While studying these courses in Brandon, he made lasting friends with other farmers. Growing up, Gary enjoyed the usual country pastimes - horseback riding, skating on sloughs, sledding in a horse- drawn toboggan which he and his brother had made. His marksmanship was evident during hunting season. Although he was quiet by nature, Gary was a sociable person who enjoyed dancing, curling, snowmobiling, and visiting with friends and neighbours at fairs, parades, horse races, auction sales, or just over coffee. Some of his happiest times were when family visited and worked with him. Nieces and nephews have fond memories of the fun things they did with Uncle Gary. He was caring and generous. Gary was predeceased by his father, William, in 1971, and his mother Margaret in 2000. He is survived by sister Audrey (Finlay) McPherson, Lethbridge, AB; brother Dwight (Arnie) Okanagan Falls, BC; sister Janet (Brian) Lettley, Brandon, MB; nieces and nephews, Averill (Fab) McPherson Purpura, Calgary; Kirsty (Tim) Marritt (nee Gash), California; Michael (Sara) Gash and their children Olivia and Charlie, Williams Lake; Kristopher (Jan) Lettley and their children Ethan Lettley and Austin Humphreys, Brookdale; Brock (Lisa) McPherson, Calgary; Todd Lettley, Winnipeg; Curtis Lettley, Calgary. The funeral service to celebrate Gary's life was officiated by Rev. Natasha Pearen in Minnedosa United Church on February 22, 2012. Interment followed in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, Brandon.
FOSTER: Jason Patrick (Squeak). Suddenly and tragically at the age of 27, Jason was taken from us on February 15, 2012 at Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Jason was born June 1, 1984 in Lahr, Germany. For seven of Jasons 27 years he lived in Lahr, Germany. As a young boy Jason was able to visit many places and countries in Europe. Jason attended nursery school in Starbuck, Manitoba where he lived for two years. In 1989 Jason and his family moved back to Lahr, Germany. Jason started Kindergarten at the Gutenberg school. He completed grade 1 and grade 2 as well. He then attended G. H. Dawe school in Red Deer, Alberta from grade 3 to grade 7. In 1997 Jason moved to Rivers, Manitoba and started grade 8 and in 2002 graduated from grade 12. After graduation Jason worked at Maple Leaf Foods for one year in Brandon, Manitoba. In the fall of 2003 Jason completed several courses in The Natural Resources Program at The University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba. During this time at college Jason made the decision to enroll in the course of Computer Programer Analyst. So in the fall of 2004 Jason started the course at The University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba, and in May of 2006 Jason graduated. As a young boy Jason was very happy always had a smile for everyone and was so easy going and easy to please. Those wonderful qualities carried right through as he became a young man. Jason was also known to his many friends as SQUEAK. He was a faithful and trustworthy friend. You could always count on Jason. Jason had a love for animals also. His kind and gentle way attracted all animals especially cats and dogs to his side. Jason loved all kinds of sports. As a youngster he played, T-Ball, baseball and soccer. He attended a Blue Jays game in Toronto, Ontario with his dad in 1996. He had a love for volleyball, badminton and golfing, at the age of 13 Jason found his passion for the game of curling. He was a member of the Rivers Curling Club and the Brandon Curling Club. In 2002 Jason and his teammates competed at the Target Junior Mens Provincials in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. In 2006 Jason and his good friend Jason St. Pierre moved to Fort St. John, B.C. to seek employment. Jason had several jobs in the Oil Field Industry. Then in January 2008 Jason landed the job as CAD/Network Operator at McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. in Fort St. John, B.C. Jason was a valued team member and a member of the McElhanney Family. Jason had a passion for gaming and he established a gaming on line family. While living in Fort St. John, Jason had many friends and when going out the girls could always count on Jason dancing with them. Jason loved to dance. In November 2011, Jason and his family traveled to Nanaimo, B.C. to meet his Grandfather for the first time. It was a joyful family reunion. The same weekend he attended The Grey Cup in Vancouver, B.C. with his cousin Mike and cousin Justin and his wife Heather. They were true Blue Bombers Fans. Jason is survived by his loving mother Vicky Foster of Rivers, Manitoba and his father David Foster of Florida. He will be deeply missed by his Aunt Ethel Boyd of Woodstock, Ontario. Also missing Jason will be his Aunt Linda, Uncle Hughie and cousins Michelle and Mike of Fort St. John, B.C. His Uncle Kevin of Kamloops, B.C. and cousins Amber, Olin, Cierra-Lee and Katie. His Aunt Roberta and Uncle Louie of Rivers, Manitoba, cousins Leah, Emma, Bailee, Jenna and Josie and his best friend and cousin Justin Paddock and his wife Heather of Winnipeg, Manitoba. His Aunt Reema and Uncle Dave and cousin Aaron of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Many friends from school, the curling community and friends and co-workers from Fort St. John, B.C. and one of his best friends Corey Brownfield also from Fort St. John, B.C. His Grandfather Roy Harris and his wife Lourdes of Nanaimo, B.C. Jason was predeceased by his step-brother Chris Foster. Grandpa and Grandma Foster and his Granny Aggie Harris. A celebration of Jasons life took place on February 24, 2012 with Glenna Beauchamp officiating in Rivers, Manitoba. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jason to Rivers Recreation Facilities Review Committee, Box 220, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
A SONThinking about the boy he wasmakes you feela littleSentimental...
Thinking about the manhes becomemakes you feelmore than a littleProud.
DE GOBEO: The death of Lt. Col. (Ret.) R.P.L. "Roger" de Gobeo occurred at his residence in Kelowna, B.C. on Monday, March 5, 2012. The Ceremony to Celebrate Roger's life will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. Padre Chris Arthur will officiate. Interment will follow in theVeterans' section of the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202-37 11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CUMMING: Whilamina Margaret Mina Cumming (nee Baldrow) 1921-2012. On Wednesday, March 6, 2012 at the Maple Villa Care Home, Burlington, Ontario. Mina Cumming, aged 91 years, formerly of Rossburn and Brandon, Manitoba, went to her eternal rest. She leaves to mourn her passing three sons, Bill and Anna of Jarvis, Ontario, Dale and Kathleen of Burlington, Ontario and Ronald her caregiver for many years, her home, Oakville, Ontario, two sisters Sadie Morrison, Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba, Juanita and Don Neighbour of Rossburn, Manitoba, as well as four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jim Cumming August 6, 1996, three sisters, two brothers, four brothers- in-law and one sister-in-law. Family graveside service and Minas ashes will be interred in the spring at the Rossburn Community Cemetery, in the Baldrow family plot, Rossburn, Manitoba.
With tender loveand deepest regret,We who love you will never forget.
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