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FRASER: Mr. William (Bill) John Fraser, Bombardier (Ret'd), CD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the age of 81 in Brandon, MB. Bill was born in Truro, NS on May 4, 1931. In 1951, he began his military career of 33 years, and married Dorothy Eileen Dingle of Pugwash, NS, (Pre-deceased) for 57 years. He served five years in CFB Petawawa, ON and was posted to CFB Shilo, MB for the remainder of his career. Bill served extensively on UN tours in Germany, Cyprus and in the Middle East as PMC. In his responsibilities of being the Senior Steward at the Junior Ranks and Officer's Mess, Bill took great pride in his work and his experience excelled in organizing special functions for dignitaries, the most notable of these as having the honour of serving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Lord Mount Baton. After retirement from the military in 1983, he spent the next 10 years working as Commissionaire in Shilo. Bill's hobbies included playing his fiddle, harmonica, electric organ and working on his treasure code. He also loved to play cards, tell stories and give people a chuckle over a good cup of tea. He is survived by two daughters: Joanne (Joseph) Pederson, Kingston, ON, Carolyn (Randal) Sedgwick, Wainwright, AB, and son William David of Brandon, MB; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lillian MacDonald, Whitby, ON, and Shirley McKelvie, Scarborough, ON, and many nephews and nieces. In keeping with Bill's wishes, a private graveside service was held on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to War Amps of Canada, at www.waramps.ca.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
FOTHERINGHAME: Emma Diane Fotheringhame (17th Sept. 1934 - 8th Mar. 2013). Diane passed away peacefully after a long illness. Her daughter Maggie and her husband John were at her hospital bedside at the time of her passing. Diane was born in the village of Crandall, Manitoba. Her parents were Olive and George Dibblee. Mr. Dibblee was the school principal. He was a WW1 veteran who was wounded four times, was one of the first men into the village of Vimy and was awarded the D.C.M. Diane moved to Brandon to complete her high school education then proceeded to graduate from Brandon College with a B.A. in English then her Teachers Certificate. Her first teaching job was in Eden, Manitoba, which was a platform for her wish to travel. Through a government program she was awarded a lectureship at a Teacher Training College in Mwanza, Tanzania. In her spare time she halter-broke a zebra for fun. Also she helped a team of UK and Dutch scientists who were studying the group dynamics of chimpanzees in the wild. Africa had a profound and life-long effect on Diane. Her next move was to another Teacher Training College, this time in Kingston, Jamaica. She loved the Carribean, but after two years she returned to Manitoba because of her father's ill health. Diane joined the Brandon substitute teachers' list and was popular teaching English and History in the Junior and Senior High Schools. Actually she first met John in the staffroom at Neelin High School where, as a recent immigrant from Scotland, he taught Physics and later introduced Computer Science. Diane and John married on July 4th 1973 and Maggie was born on Oct. 24th 1974. Diane always had a passion for horses. She was a very active member in Brandon Light Horse and Pony Society. She was much in demand as a knowledgeable announcer at local horse shows and in the hitching ring at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. One of Diane's dreams was realized when she and John bought an ideal small acreage just off Grand Valley. John built a small barn with box stalls and a run-in shed for shelter. Diane became a breeder and raised several foals of good bloodlines. They were intended for show jumping or dressage and one was bought by a woman from Dallas, Texas. These were the best years for Diane, Maggie and John (who retired in 2000). About two years ago Diane was showing early signs of vascular dementia which later made it necessary for Diane and John to move to Victoria Landing Seniors Home in Brandon. Just three months later Diane had a serious stroke which left her half paralyzed and speech-impaired until her death on March 8th 2013. Our sincere thanks go to the dedicated and compassionate staff on Floor 3, Assiniboine Centre and to Dr. Tissera. Diane touched many hearts and is sorely missed.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ERSKINE: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Robert Stanley “Bob” Erskine following sudden illness on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Born in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan on January 6, 1930 to John “Jack” and Alice (nee Hewitt), he was the second son of five boys. Bob met and married his school sweetheart Bernice Lange in 1949. They soon moved to Brandon where he obtained his carpentry papers and started his career. He worked hard at his profession and was proud of all the projects he did. Bob was held in high regard by the construction firms and respected by his peers. As hard as he worked, he also played hard. He had many interests in sports during his life and as a young man he raced stockcars. Bob was a founding member of the Riverview Curling Club and coached baseball for many years in the Youth Softball League. Bob was a long time fan and supporter of the Brandon Wheat Kings and had season tickets every year. He spent many hours with his children and grandchildren playing road hockey, climbing hills on his ATV, exploring nature and fishing. He was very proud to have accomplished his Master Anglers certificate. He loved nature and the outdoors and had great knowledge and insight that he loved to share with his grandchildren, who were always astounded by his wisdom. He made everything into an adventure. He also loved his garden and turned it into a competitive sport with family members by challenging who would be the first to eat salad every year. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Bernice; daughters Linda (Eldon) Baker, Alyne Haugen, Dianne (Walter) Jacobson; four grandchildren: Rob (Taryn), Rick, Cherie (Peter), and Kristen; four great grandchildren: Breklyn, Baron, Mira, and Emily; two brothers Glenn (Shirley) and Barrie (Marlene) as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Alice in 1981; father Jack in 1987 and two brothers Gordon and Russell. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Rev. Wayne Sanderson of Trinity United Church officiated. Pallbearers were sons-in-law Eldon and Walter; Grandsons Rob, Rick and Peter and fishing buddy Don Kotz. Interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Robert may be made to a charity of choice.
Forever in our Hearts.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
EISLER: Nellie Eisler passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 97. Nellie was born November 10, 1915, fourth child of Nick and Pearl Baduik. She married John Eisler December 2, 1936 and together they raised four daughters. John and Nellie farmed in the Lily District and retired to Souris in 1957. Nellie was a caregiver all her life, caring for John's parents and then John until his passing in 1973. Nellie loved to garden, quilt, sew and make special meals for her grandchildren. Her door was always open when any of her family needed her help. She belonged to the UCW Unit #1, Rebeccas, WI, and spent many hours at the Thrift Shop. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, husband John, daughter Margaret Eisler, son-in-law Fred Kruk, two brothers and three sisters. Mom leaves to mourn three daughters, Elsie Kruk, Alice (Walter) Hale and Teenie (Mickey) Carlisle, eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters. Funeral service was held at Souris St. Paul's United Church with Reverend Wendy Rankin officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Kruk, Darryl Berry, Warren Hale, Jeremy Hale, Darrel Carlisle and Darcy Carlisle. Interment followed in Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were with Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris, Manitoba.
DECKER: Gerald William Decker, beloved husband of the late Margaret Decker; father of Jody Decker, Denny Decker, and Cheryl (Gordon) Cormack; special friend of Shirley Dale; passed away at Fairview Home, Brandon, MB on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 85 years of age.  A service to celebrate Gerald's life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Gerald's memory to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to Fairview Home Memorial Fund, 1351 13th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6.  
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CORY: Passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Tuesday February 26, 2013 at the age of 82 years, Henry Orville “Hank” Cory, of Wawanesa, MB. Hank leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 58 years Lucy (nee Cahill), twin sons Terry (Linda) of Nesbitt MB & Tim (Suzie) of Calgary Alta., grandchildren Karen, Brian, Ken, Josh & Tasha, great grandchild Lillian; brothers Colin (Merle) of Vancouver, Keith (June) of Winnipeg, Don of Wawanesa, Jim (Jean) of Brandon, sister Helen Elliott of Wawanesa, brother- in-law Ken Moffat of Thunder Bay Ont., sister-in-law Winnifred Cory as well as numerous extended relatives & friends. Hank was predeceased by his parents and by several brothers, sisters & in-laws. A Celebration of Hank’s life will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church with Rev. Ken Moffatt & Shirley McBurney officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnewawa Cemetery, Nesbitt, MB. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Hank’s memory to the Wawanesa Pool c/o Darcy Wilton, Wawanesa, MB R0K 2G0, the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Brandon MB R7A 2W8, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Unit 3, Brandon MB R7A 5B7.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Glenboro-Holland, in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
USUNIER: Rollie Roger. Rollie passed away at the West-Man Nursing Home in Virden, April 5, 2013 at the age of 93. Rollie is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Leona, two sons Bob (Linda) and Maurice. He has one granddaughter, Jane and one great-grandson, Bennett. He is also survived by his sisters Susie, Edith, and Marie. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Julia, three brothers; Andy, Fernie and Vital (Butch), two sisters; Cecile and Yvonne. Rollie met the love of his life Leona, soon after that they moved to Brandon, where Rollie worked as a mechanic in Shilo for numerous years. Then Rollie decided to return to farm life at Bede. Then in 1964 he bought his father-in-law’s farm in the Bernice District. In 1978 Rollie and Leona sold their farm and built a new house in Virden. Rollie was a jack- of-all-trades. Rollie’s pastimes were playing cards, horse racing, dancing, fishing and sports. He loved to tease with that twinkle in his eye and a smile for everyone. He belonged to the Catholic Church and Royal Canadian Legion. We would like to thank the Sherwood, West-Man Nursing Home, all the staff, doctors and nurses for the excellent care he received. Mass was held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Virden, April 10, 2013, with Father Geoffrey officiating. Interment took place in Grande Clairiere Cemetery.
CLEMENS: John Peter Clemens March 25, 1924 - March 30, 2013. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Peter, beloved husband of Doris, father of Jan, Dave (Odette), Ger, Richard, Molly (Lawrence Thompson), Jim, and Donna (Normand Bisson). Grandfather to 15 grandchildren, great-grandfather known as “Papa” to 9 great-grandchildren. Dad was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA to John and Tressa Clemens March 25, 1924. Dad lost both his parents at a very young age. He had 5 sisters and 2 brothers, all have predeceased him. Dad worked many different jobs over the next few years. On January 6th, 1943 he joined RCAF and was an amazing electrician. Dad met the love of his life, our Mom, Doris Rae Smith of Wellwood (Carberry). They married on July 8th 1950. Dad always called Mom “Dote” in a very loving way. From this marriage they raised 7 children, 4 sons, and 3 daughters, whom he loved very much. While in the forces they traveled all over Canada. Dad retired from the forces as a Master Warrant Officer in 1977. The family settled in Rivers, MB in 1977. Dad started his own business J.P.C Electric. While doing some of the jobs he quite often took some of the boys with him to help but also even the girls. Dad fully retired around the 1980’s. Dad had a lot of passions in his life - Number 1 was his faith in God. Dad knew the Bible inside out. He taught his children the great love of Our Lord and Savior. Dad instilled the love of music in all his children, taught them to play the guitar and sing a lot of the older songs that he grew up with. Dad taught himself to play when he was only 8 years old. Some of the highlights of his singing family were many: Appearing on the TV show The Co-op Hour, singing on the radio and TV talent shows and entertaining at many different care homes for the residents. Dad also was playing with the Twilighters of Souris, the Legare Band, he also played and sang at Music In The Park in Souris. Dad also enjoyed swimming, camping, cards. Dad had many friends, too many to mention them all. They are not forgotten, you all know who you are. Dad’s last few days on this earth were spent with his family surrounding him singing two evenings in a row.
Dad your family misses you and love you dearly. Dad you left a legacy of music to your family and everyone who knew you. You were always therewhen we needed you,No task too great or small.With a loving heart and willing hand for us you did them all. Thanks for the years you gave us For the time we sharedYou will never be forgotten Dad, Because in our heartsYou’re always there.God made a father so loving and kind, and we had the honor of calling him ours. It only takes a little spaceto write how much we miss you,but it will take the rest of our lives to forget the day we lost you.
BRERETON: The family of George Brereton sadly announces his passing at the Assiniboine Centre, Palliative Care, on Saturday, April 13, 2013, thirty five days short of his 90th birthday. George was born to George and Ada Brereton on May 18, 1923 in Brandon and spent his entire life here. He started working at CP Rail after high school and retired from there at age 60. Many happy years of retirement were spent with the love of his life, his late wife Eloise. Together they spent fun-filled winters in Texas and summers at Clear Lake. George was always a Mister Fix-It and spent countless hours helping his family fix everything and anything-and if it couldn't be fixed we would be guided down a new path. George and Eloise enjoyed many years in their condo at Whiterock Place and later on they moved into Victoria Landing. George was predeceased by his parents George and Ada; hisbrother Jim and his beloved wife Eloise. Left to cherish his memory are his only daughter Janice (Butch) Bradley; his beloved grandson Scott (Chrissy) Bradley; two precious great grandsons Sawyer and Silas Bradley; sister-in-law Helen Brereton; nieces Judy Pilling and Marion (Ed) Mazer and their families and several nieces and nephews on Eloise's side of the family. As per George's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. George's cremated remains will be placed in the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium with his beloved Eloise. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those so wishing can raise their glasses and toast George and a life well lived!
Love you Pa. Rest in Peace.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
ANDREWS: The death of Robert “Bob”, “Mr. Bob” William Andrews, beloved husband of Evelyn, age 75, occurred on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Memorial Service will take place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Avenue on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bob may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. Complete obituary will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WEBSTER: Peter John “P.J. Jack” Webster, of Brandon, beloved father of Trish (Gary) Constantine and Cathy (Reed) Wolfe, and dear grandfather to Allea and Deanna passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jack’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church will officiate. Masonic Rites will be observed at the Ceremony. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jack to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HALABISKY: Edward “Eddie” of Brandon passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the age of 52 years. Eddie is survived by his siblings Harry, Tony (Jackie), Rose (John), Johnny (Muriel), several nieces and nephews, special friend Terry Martin and numerous friends and acquaintances in Brandon. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HAMILTON: James Mervyn Hamilton was born August 11, 1927 to parents Jim and Elizabeth (nee Scott), the eldest of 8, passed away on Monday April 15, 2013 at the Glenboro Personal Care Home at the age of 85. Mervyn was born on the Walker farm near Stockton, moving with his parents to the Hawkins district where he lived until moving into the Glenboro PCH in March 2004. He attended Hawkins school, coming to Glenboro School for high school by horse back! Following high school Mervyn enrolled in the 2-year Diploma course at the University of Manitoba. He was recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for General Proficiency. He bought John Brown’s farm in 1959 and farmed it with the home farm. In 1964 he was awarded the Nuffield Scholarship and spent 6 months observing farm methods in the British Isles. He visited his sisters and families in Bermuda and Montreal on the way home. In April 2002 Mervyn was presented with his 50-year Jewel from the Glenboro Masonic Lodge and at the time of his death was a member in good standing with the Carberry Masonic Lodge. He belonged to the 4H Seed and Calf Clubs, Glenboro Curling Club and the Glenboro Agricultural Society. He was a member of the Hilton United Church. Mervyn was proud to be a Mason, enjoyed hunting, logging and especially, teasing his nieces and nephews. Mervyn was predeceased by his parents Jim and Elizabeth, sister's Joyce Johnson, and Isobel Fairgrieve, brothers-in-law Bob Johnson, Bruce Fairgrieve and Richard Stephens. He leaves to mourn his passing brothers Jack (Eleanor) of Glenboro, Rae (Glen) of Toronto, ON, Dwayne (Lorna) of Glenboro; sisters Betty (Doug) Jobbins of Melita, MB, Janice Stephens of Paget, Bermuda and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. His funeral service will be held Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Glenboro United Church with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Family and friends that so desire, donations may be made in Mervyn’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Unit 3 Brandon MB R7A 5B7 or to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, designation to the Glenboro Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, Box 147 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0. Many thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at the Glenboro Personal Care Home for the excellent care Mervyn received.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
HALLS: Darrell William Halls, beloved husband of Sylvia Halls of Reston, Manitoba and loving father of Shelley and Craig, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba Sunday; April 14, 2013 in his 80th year. Funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba Saturday; April 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Darrell.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BLACKSHAW: Neil James Blackshaw, beloved husband of Alysha, dearly loved Dad of Kolt, Shane and Julie, only son of Eva and Jim and brother of Terri, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the age of 33 years. Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19th with Reverend Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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