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SAGER: Elsie Christina Sager. Elsie Sager beloved wife of Floyd died December 15, 2013 at Boissevain Health Centre at the age of 76 years. In accordance with Elsie’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. If lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or to the Killarney Palliative Care, Box 5000, Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
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LEBLANC: Joseph Emile LeBlanc of Brandon, beloved husband of Vicky and dear dad of Ben and Sherry, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the age of 76 years. A service to honor Joe’s memory will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Placement of urn will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Services,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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KIRKUP: Marie Dorothy, (nee Millar). Peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2013 at Douglas Campbell Lodge, Marie Dorothy Kirkup, passed away at the age of 63 years. Marie was born on August 2, 1950 to Keith and Dorothy Millar at Deloraine, MB. Marie married James Kirkup and together they had two children, Kelly and Kary. Marie and Jim resided in Waskada and Pierson, before moving to Portage in 1989. Marie was very involved in her church, Bible studies, and Christian Women’s Club. Marie loved spending time with her family, both immediate and extended and loved when the grandchildren came along. Her house was transformed into blanket forts, or cup houses whenever the grandchildren were over as it was all about having fun and being silly. She loved to read her bible, do jigsaw puzzles, rug hooking and painting, play the piano and sing and sometimes volunteering at personal care homes as a clown. Marie and Jim enjoyed trips seeing many parts of Canada, as well as trips abroad. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Keith and Dorothy Millar, parents-in-law Cecil and Eva Kirkup, brothers Everett and Don, sisters-in-law Maureen and Ruth. Marie leaves to cherish her memory: husband Jim; daughter Kelly (Dave) Foley, grandchildren Kaitlin, Brett and Luke; son Kary (Suzanne) Kirkup, grandchildren Karissa and Tyler; brother Larry (Darlene) Millar, sister-in-law Donna Millar, brothers and sisters-in-law Bill (Sheila) Kirkup, Bob (Lennie) Kirkup, Wilma (Mel) Clifford, Tom (Lorraine) Kirkup and many nieces and nephews. Many thanks for the care and compassion from Dr. Hedden, Dr. Zacharias and the DCL Staff. Viewing and visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Internment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 21 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, R1N 1T8 or to Douglas Campbell Lodge at 150-9th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3T6.
“He Only Takes the Best”
by Author Unknown
God saw she was getting tiredAnd a cure was not to be.So He put His arms around herAnd whispered, “Come with me.”With tear-filled eyes we watched her suffer and fade away.Although we loved her deeply,We could not make her stay.A golden heart stopped beating,Hard-working hands put to restGod broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at 204-857-4021.
FOX: Gerald “Foxie” Thomas Fox; of Rivers, MB; passed away at the Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers, MB on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 83 years of age. A graveside service at the Ancrum Cemetery, RM of Daly, MB will be announced in the Spring 2014. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Gerald’s memory to the Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CROSSON: The death of Janie Crosson, widow of Donald Crosson and beloved mother of Kelly and Myrna, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 12, 2013. The Ceremony to Celebrate Janie's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:30 am. Pastor Gerry Harms will officiate. A private interment will be in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Janie to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue E. Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 204-727-0330
BEARE: Gordon Robert Beare, age 96 years, father of Linda, Bruce and Ed, passed away peacefully at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Thursday, December 12, 2013. The Ceremony to Celebrate Gordon’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Pastor Neal Eckert of Treesbank Community Church will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Wawanesa Personal Care Home, Box 309, Wawanesa, Manitoba, R0K 2G0. Complete obituary information will follow.
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ROSE: Allan Maxwell Rose, beloved husband of Anne and dear father to Carol, Beth and David, loving grandfather and great grandfather passed away in Brandon on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. The Ceremony to Honour Allan’s life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Mr. Stuart Harvey, Allan’s son-in-law, will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Allan to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CAMPBELL: Harvey Garfield (Soup) Campbell passed away suddenly December 10, 2013 in Lethbridge, AB, at the age of 76. He was born December 25, 1936 at Dominion, NS. He worked for F.A. Mitchell & Son delivering groceries, and Dominion #1 Coal Mines, leaving to join the Army in 1954, retiring in 1981. He then went back to school at Red River College, Winnipeg taking Appliance Repair, he worked for Assiniboine Appliance. He moved to Alberta in 2006, to be closer to family. In lieu of flowers, a Trust Fund has been set up in Harvey’s Name. A donation can be made at any Royal Bank.
WEIR: Harriet Alexandra (Tommie) Weir April 22, 1923 – November 26, 2013. Harriet Alexandra (Tommie) Weir (née Thompson,) age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, Manitoba, with her family by her side. Tommie was born April 22, 1923 on the family farm near Davidson, Saskatchewan the ninth of Harold (Harry) and Olivia Thompson's fourteen children. Raised in Davidson, she trained as a Registered Nurse at the Regina General Hospital. There she became better known by her nickname Tommie, a derivative of her maiden name. The name stuck; her given name common only among her extended family. While nursing at the Regina General Hospital, Tommie caught the eye of Walter Weir, a young man from High Bluff and Portage la Prairie who was apprenticing as a funeral director with Speers Funeral Home. Walter informed his parents, Maude (Christina Maude Cox-Smith) and Dick (James Dixon) Weir, who then resided in Winnipeg, that he was bringing his friend Tommie home for Christmas. Much to their shock, Tommie turned out to be a young woman. Maude quickly changed the sleeping arrangements while Dick poured Tommie her first drink! Tommie and Walter married at the United Church in Davidson on November 3, 1951. They moved to Portage la Prairie where Walter began work at McMaster Funeral Home and Tommie worked as a nurse at the Portage General Hospital, residing in a suite over Hill’s Pharmacy. Their first child, Leslie Enid, was born shortly after and the young family moved to Minnedosa shortly after as the new owners of Weir’s Funeral Home (complete with local ambulance service, flower shop and furniture store, a common combination at the time.) Three sons came along over the next few years; John Dixon, James Patrick and Hugh Cameron. Walter was elected as a member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 1959 under Progressive Conservative Premier Duff Roblin, requiring him to be away from home a great deal. Tommie kept the family and their business on an even keel. Walter’s appointment as a Cabinet Minister led to a move to Winnipeg in 1963 and eventual sale of the funeral home to Hugh Sanderson, a long-time employee, but developed the cottage as a connection for family and community. In November, 1967, Walter succeeded Duff Roblin as Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba, hence becoming the Premier of the Province, a post he proudly held when he presided over the official opening of the Red River Floodway in 1968 and when together he and Tommie participated in hosting Manitoba’s Centennial celebrations, including the historic visit of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1970. Tommie weathered the highs, lows and stresses of many election campaigns by Walter’s side. They were partners in public life. Their home was a gathering place for political colleagues and respected opponents, Minnedosa constituents and people from all walks of life who enjoyed their friendship and hospitality. Retiring from public life in 1971, Walter and Tommie made their new home in Mississauga, Ontario, where Walter became President of Service Corporation International Canada and later joined Memorial Gardens. Their three sons kept life interesting and they enjoyed new friendships with neighbours and more frequent visits with “eastern” relatives. Five years later they decided to return to their roots, moving home to Minnedosa where Walter established a financial planning and insurance business. Tommie became involved in the community, particularly enjoying her leadership role in celebrating Minnedosa’s Centennial in 1983 and the Canada Summer Games in 1997. She tended a large garden for many years that kept her busy pickling and canning things that she loved to share with others. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafts which will remain family treasures. When Walter passed away unexpectedly in April, 1985, Tommie rose to the challenge of being family matriarch. She continued to be interested and involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren and her extended family. In earlier years Tommie enjoyed walks around the dam and beach road near her home in Minnedosa. She took care of and remembered countless relatives, friends and neighbours throughout the years, always finding ways to show kindness to others, whether it was funny cards, gag gifts her Halloween goodie bags, gifts of Christmas baking, decorated Christmas brooms or home-made antipasto, candy or fudge. In recent years crosswords kept her mind sharp and her vocabulary impressive. She enjoyed following sports, especially favourite players, always pleased to win a few dollars from Cam on their friendly bets. Tommie was predeceased by her parents Olivia and Harry Thompson, husband Walter, his parents, Maude and Dick Weir, and her brother-in-law Bill Weir; her sisters, Nettie Frances, Gladys, Bertha Paintin and husband Claude, Lillian Bigg and husband Robert, Helen Hrubetz, Olivia Gillespie and husband Harold and brothers Stanley, Leslie, Alex, Robert (Barney) and his wife Margaret and their son Dale, who always had a special place in her heart. Tommie also cherished the memory of beloved pets that were part of her family over the years, Mike, Tinkerbelle, Tuffy-Lin, Tuk, Brando, Quinn and Kayla and more recently time with Lynx, Patches and Comet. Mom will be missed by her children, Leslie, her partner Terry Cheater and his family, granddaughter Kara Frain and husband Gord Dowhan, great granddaughter Victoria Mary Dowhan born after Mom’s passing), John Weir, J.P. (Pat) Weir, his partner Theressa Treloar and her family, Cam and his wife Alison Weir and their sons Nigel and Tyler as well as her sisters May Gill and her husband Bev (Unionville, ON,) Grace Halstead and her husband Ludwig (Skip) (Thomasville, Georgia,) brother Glenn Thompson and his wife Jesmond (Gimli, MB) and Leslie’s widow Elizabeth (Betty) Thompson in the United States in addition to many nieces, nephews and her vast extended family. Leslie, John and Cam extend heartfelt appreciation to Pat and Theressa for always being there for Mom. In accordance with Mom’s wishes, a private family service will be held and her remains will be interred next to Walter at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Should you wish to honour Tommie’s life please show kindness to someone who may be lonely or alone or make a gift in her memory to a cause you care about. Her family is thankful for her long life, well lived.
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SHEARDOWN: Catherine Margaret “Kay” passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on December 10, 2013 at the age of 64. Kay was born on January 31, 1949 at Hamiota, Manitoba. Kay is lovingly remembered by her mother, Marjorie; brothers Doug (Wallianna), nephews Gerald and Christopher (Judy); Reg, nephew Brent and niece Jana (Mike) McMurray - great nephew Reid, and their mother Gaye; sisters, Georgia (Dave) Hanwell, nieces Cecilie, Alicia and Brenna (Dan) De Angelis; Shari Maguire, niece Jennifer and her father Darren. Kay will also be remembered by Aunt Jean Mackie; cousins and many caregivers at COR Enterprises and Valleyview Care Centre. She was predeceased by her Dad, Ed, in January, 2010. Kay’s early education was provided by The Association for Mentally Retarded and then she spent over 40 years at COR Enterprises Inc., previously known as CAMROC. Kay loved to play her own card games and enjoyed watching sports on TV. She also spent hours on the swing in the backyard. Her preference was for country music, and her record collection was large. Kay lived with her family at home until moving to Valleyview Care Centre in 2011. The family has chosen not to have a funeral service. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Hamiota, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to COR Enterprises Inc., 364 Park Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A8 in Kay’s memory.
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SCHAFFER: Jason Stuart, beloved husband of Angela and dear father of Tyler and Ashley, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the age of 39 years. A Celebration of Jason’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. Donations in memory of Jason may be made to the Tyler and Ashley Schaffer Trust Fund, c/o RBC Royal Bank, 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9, or any RBC Royal Bank branch. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ROSE: Allan Maxwell Rose, beloved husband of Anne and dear father to Carol, Beth and David, loving grandfather and great grandfather passed away in Brandon on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. The Ceremony to Honour Allan’s life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Mr. Stuart Harvey, Allan’s son-in-law, will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Allan to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PERRIN:Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Alexander Perrin, peacefully passed from this world on November 11, 2013, in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his cherished wife Stella in 2011 and is survived by his family: son Tom (Fran), daughter Joanne (Robert Hurley), much-loved grandchildren Jonathon and Jennifer (Sam), close family friend Janice, and several very-treasured extended family members and friends. Alex was a practical man with a keen intellect and ‘jack-of-all trades’ abilities. This combination held him in good stead throughout his lifetime, both in the workplace and at home. He was not content to merely study the theory of a subject; he also practically applied this knowledge to the nth degree! For example, Al studied astronomy in great detail and built his own telescopes ‘from scratch’. Because of his great love of Spanish music, he crafted his own guitars and taught himself how to play flamenco. He was an avid ham radio operator who constructed much of his own equipment over the years. The list goes on and on. Al’s parents, of Ukrainian heritage, emigrated from Austria to rural Manitoba at the turn of the 20th century. Over the years, the family moved several more times to surrounding rural areas while expanding to include thirteen children. Al, the second-youngest, was born on March 29, 1919. The completed family unit settled in Winnipeg when Al was a young boy. Each family member helped out as much as possible. Prior to World War II, Al worked as a pin-setter in a bowling alley, a farm hand, a groundskeeper, a chauffeur, a sawyer’s assistant and a gold miner/machinist! He also had a natural affinity for electronics, which made him the ‘go-to’ person with family and friends whenever an appliance or piece of electronic equipment went awry. In 1942, Al enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and became a Wireless Operator Air Gunner or WAG. After several months of training he was shipped overseas and loaned to the Royal Air Force, where he he worked in transport command dropping supplies to the British 14th Army in Burma. Once the RCAF became established in India, Al was reassigned to the newly-created Squadron 435 where he continued with similar duties. By the end of the war, Al had been promoted to Warrant Officer II and was honorably discharged. After the war, Al’s military training and experience, plus his natural affinity for electronics, lead him to employment with the Department of Transport. He held various positions including Radio Operator, Electronics Technician, Officer-in-Charge and Station Manager. While working in many different areas of Canada, including the far north, he continued to help support his family. In 1949, Al and Stella were married. They were transferred several more times before settling in Brandon with their two children. When the children were grown and Al had retired, he became busier than ever with his grandchildren and his many hobbies! Although Al’s keen interest in life remained, once he lost his beloved Stella his health began to deteriorate. He had recently started to express his desire to ‘go home’, where he looked forward to being reunited with family and friends. Thus it is very fitting that Al, a World War II veteran, chose to leave this world on Remembrance Day and enthusiastically continue his adventures in the Great Beyond! Al was predeceased by his loving family members: wife, Stella; parents, Dmytro and Anna; twelve brothers and sisters; and many extended family members. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Al’s life will be announced in the spring of 2014. If desired, donations in Al’s honour may be made to a charity of choice.
“... a long life, well-lived and a peaceful death...What more could one ask?”
PEPPIN: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dear father Elmer Gregory Joseph Peppin. At the age of 78, with family by his side, Elmer passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Edna and by his sons Troy (Jenn), Darcy (Tanis) and grandson Jordan. He was predeceased by his daughter Kimberly, parents Albert and Alma Peppin, brothers Gilbert & Fernand and only sister May. His career focused on blasting and underground mining at Inco and PCS. He enjoyed cutting wood, playing cards, hunting, gardening and lawn care. He was known to socialize whether at home, on the deck, at church, at MMF meetings or at local coffee shops. Elmer always shared stories and plenty of laughter and teasing. Our family would like to express our gratitude for all thoughts, prayers, visits, food and encouraging words. We would like to thank the staff at BRHC for their wonderful care of Elmer.
May He Rest in Eternal Peace.
Funeral service was held at St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church December 7, 2013. Special thanks to those involved with the service and to Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service who was in care of arrangements.
JOINER: Douglas Abner Joiner passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre, on December 11, 2013, one day before his 82nd birthday. Douglas is survived by his wife Pauline, son Greg (René) and their children Simone and Brianna of Vancouver, BC and daughter Cheryl (Danny) Lorenz and their son Spencer of Raymore, SK. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held at a later date.
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