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STEWART: Eleanor Stewart passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the age of 96. Funeral service to be held at Neepawa United Church, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
SIMS: Norman George Sims, 1920-2013. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norman George Sims on September 16, 2013 at the age of 93. He leaves behind to mourn his sons, Norman and Peter, daughters-in-law, Elizabeth and Rhea, and grandchildren, Caroline, Norman Jr., David, Eva, Georgia, and Kara. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther, and brothers, Doug, John and Percy. Norman was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba and joined the Canadian Army, and during World War II was stationed on the Gaspé Peninsula. There he met his wife, Esther, who was teaching school in Masonville. They were married in Montreal, Quebec on June 26, 1944, and later moved to Winnipeg, where they raised their sons, Norman and Peter. After the War, Dad worked as a carpenter for Bird Construction, operated Martha’s Corner Grocery Store on Corydon Avenue, and then entered the paint business, first with Lowe Brothers, then with Sherwin-Williams and CIL, where he spent a collective total of 35 years. After his wife passed away, Dad moved to the Portsmouth Retirement Residence in Winnipeg, where he spent many happy years. He enjoyed the friends he met there and the activities. Due to his declining health, he spent the past year in the Deer Lodge Personal Care Home. Dad was a quiet man - and a perfect gentleman. He and Mom made a great pair. He especially enjoyed building things, and he passed on his skills to his sons. There were many happy times spent at the cottage at Gull Lake with his family. He was an avid berry picker, and a great crib and card player. He and Mom loved to travel and there are many fond memories of “camping” trips across the United States and Canada. Dad was especially fond of his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Woodhaven Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. A reception will follow at the church hall. We wish to thank the staff at the Deer Lodge Personal Care Home for their care of Dad. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.
RUDY: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Celia Rudy. Mom passed away on September 17, 2013 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Celia was born to Victor and Amalia Leschynski in Pine River, Manitoba on May 27, 1918. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Paul, three sisters and five brothers. She is survived by her four children Holly Nahachewsky (Larry,) Dave Rudy (Carole,) Connie Barber (Del,) and Debbie Kooting (Jack.) Eight grandchildren Donald Nahachewsky (Tarin,) Tim Nahachewsky (Lynn,) Paul Rudy (Susan,) Aaron Rudy (Shandra,) Kevin Barber (Marni,) Dean Barber (Shelly,) Kim Bennett (Dave) and Sara Kooting (Doug Girard.) Surviving mom are also 14 great-grandchildren. Mom started her married life when she was 19. Mom and dad farmed, ran a General Store and a Post Office in the Pine River area. After living in Dauphin and Rivers they settled in Brandon. Mom lived on 1st Street until 2005. At this time she moved to Rapid City to live with Jack and Debbie. They all moved to Forrest when Debbie and Jack sold the farm. Mom worked at the General Hospital as a nurse's aide, after she finished her training she worked as an Inhalation Therapist. She went on to work at the hospital for 25 years. She enjoyed travelling, going to Europe, Hawaii, The Bahamas and other various parts of Canada and the USA. She spent most of her time gardening and spending time at the cottage at Oak Lake. She loved to knit, crochet, play bingo/cards, cook and was an avid reader. She was a quiet, shy and caring person who loved all aspects of life. News of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always brought a smile to her face. She will be remembered by all who knew her as caring, loving, thoughtful, gentle, selfless, generous and kind. Funeral service was held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church on September 21, 2013 with Rev Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In memory of Celia donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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McLEAN: Margaret Ethel McLean (nee Anderson) passed away at the Foyer Notre Dame Care Home, Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB on Sept 22, 2013 after reaching her 89th birthday. Margaret was born September 19, 1924 in Reston, MB. She lived most of her life in the Reston area, in town during her childhood and on the McLean homestead, Avondale Seed Farm, upon her marriage. As a child she lived with her parents in their home across from the Reston Memorial Park and the railway station. She loved to skate and dance, and excelled in school graduating from Reston Collegiate in 1942. Although she wished to become a teacher, she chose to work at the Reston Bank of Montreal in order to help care for her ailing father. She married Bill Mclean on November 5, 1948 and lived a busy life with all the chores of farm life as well as raising their three children. Margaret was proud to help establish a stellar reputation for the farm as an Elite Seed Grower operation. The Reston 4-H Home Economics Club was one of her passions for 16 years and she served as its club leader for the last ten. In particular, she enjoyed the preparation and presentation of the public-speaking competitions. She helped nurture leadership, social and organizational skills for so many young women. Margaret loved to square dance and Friday evenings were often spent dancing in the basement of the Reston Masonic lodge with the local dance group. Upon retirement from the farm in 1975, she and Bill moved to Brandon and for the next 16 years they split their time between there and their winter home in Phoenix, AZ. This time in her life also provided time to indulge in her love of travel and she enjoyed a trip back to England as well as many trips around North America. Margaret was able to continue her passion for public-speaking with the Brandon Toastmistress Club and also indulge in the many arts and crafts projects that she loved. Some of her fine oil paintings adorn the walls of her children’s homes. After Bill’s passing, she moved to a new home in Miami, MB and spent much of her time reading, enjoying her favourite TV shows, helping raise her grandchildren and enjoying the many visits from her extended family and many friends. Her kitchen fridge was always well-stocked and visitors left with full stomachs and fond memories of good stories and much laughter. She always kept on top of current events in the world and was the family archivist/historian, able to remember the details of the lives of her family members as well as her many life-long friends. Her love of animals, particularly cats and dogs, started as a young girl and continued throughout her life. She was never without at least one cat in her life and even after her move to the care home pictures of her favourite pets were displayed prominently in her room. Bird feeders outside her room window also gave her much joy. Margaret was not able to pursue a career in education, but she nurtured her children to recognize the value of higher education and her three children all became professional educators, two of whom married teachers as well. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Alfred and Florence Anderson, her husband of 46 years, William Gordon (Bill) McLean, her sister Doris (child) and her son-in-law, Bruce Andrews. She leaves to mourn her passing: daughter, Carol (Robert) Purves of Red Deer, AB; grandsons, Brad (Kim) Andrews, Carter and Victoria of Perth, Australia, Ryan (Renee) Andrews, Connor and Caleb of Cochrane, AB and Craig Purves, Liam of Edmonton, AB; granddaughters, Carla Hartman (Carmen), Tako and Aiden of Ft. Saskatchewan, AB and Sara-Anne (Matt) Doetsch, Anna Margaret, Tessa and William of Volo, IL; son, Greg (Marcia) of Swift Current, SK; grandsons, Brendan of Winnipeg, MB and Taylor of Swift Current, SK; granddaughter, Kelsea (Alex) of Charlottetown, PE; daughter, Joan (Dale) Robinson of Miami, MB; granddaughters, Holly of St. John’s, NL and Krista (Sierra) of Winnipeg, MB. Funeral service was held at the Reston United Church on Saturday, Sept 28, 2013 at 2 PM, with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Internment followed in the Reston Cemetery where she will rest beside her husband and near her parents and sister. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Arthritis Society, #106 – 386 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3R6 or to the local Humane Society of your choice in Margaret’s memory. Arrangements were by G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel of Virden and Reston.
LOWRY:On the afternoon of Sept. 14, 2013 Peggy Lowry passed away peacefully at the Swan Valley Lodge where she had been a resident for over 4 years. She was pre-deceased by her husband of over 65 years, Winston Lowry in 2007. Peggy is survived by her three children and their families, son David (Marion) of Edmonton, their children Ken (Sheila) children Megan and Chase, Rob (Tonya) children Connor and Tatum, Deb (Gil) children Zach and Faith: her daughter Jan (Dennis) of Bowsman and their 4 sons- Jayson (Lisa) of Saskatoon children Jackson and Mackenzie, Jody (Emilia) of Grand Forks children Tucker and Lilly : Andy (Erin) of Swan River and daughter Cameron: Brock (Pam) of Winnipeg and sons Luke and Jake : son Gordon of Calgary. Peggy’s brother Rob (Shirley) lives in Nepean, Ontario. Peggy was born in Southampton, England on Dec. 13th, 1922 to Jessie Bryce MacKay (Haley) and William Neil MacKay. They moved to Winnipeg when she was two. Growing up in Winnipeg she was involved in Scottish dancing, school sports and activities. She graduated from Daniel MacIntyre Collegiate in 1939. After attending Angus Business School she worked for C.E. Simonite Real Estate until she met and married Winston in 1942. He was away from 1941-45 serving in the Royal Canadian Navy serving as an Aztec operator aboard the Quaticooks. During that time they saw each other about every 8 months. In 1943 their son David was born. After the war Peggy and Winston moved to Flin Flon where he travelled the north extensively for Canada Packers. In 1948 their daughter Jan was born. In 1951 he was transferred to Prince Albert and in 1953 their son Gordon was born. They moved again to Brandon where they lived for the next 59 years. Win travelled the west/south portion of Man. for Brandon Packers, North Star Oil and Shell Oil. He was away all week and Peggy raised the kids alone for much of that time. She was involved in the A.C.T. Ladies Club, bowling, homemaking. She loved to knit and do needlepoint. Her passion was the Winnipeg Blue Bombers listening on the radio from an early age and always watching games on TV, missing the game the day she passed away. Her Dad worked for the Tribune newpaper in Winnipeg and in 1935 took her to the CNR Station to wecome home the Bombers from the train when they won the Grey Cup that year. They beat Hamilton 18-12. She became an instant fan and often accompanied her Dad to games at the old stadium. After retiring they enjoyed many years of travelling and especially enjoyed their time in Panama City Beach, Florida in the winters. They were always at the grandchildren’s sporting events and would show up if they were anywhere near Brandon. Grandson Jody lived with them while he attended university and they were great houseparents! Unable to keep up with the large house and with the encouragement of family they sold the house and moved to Swan River to be closer to family. When Dad’s health deteriorated he moved to the Lodge in 2007 passing away that same year. Peggy moved to the Lodge in 2008. There will be a private family service in Brandon where Peggy will join Winston in the Veteran’s Cemetery.
KIRBY: Geoffrey H. D. Kirby 1921-2013. The family of Geoff Kirby sadly announce his passing on Sept. 2nd. Dad was born in England January 2nd, 1921. He moved to Canada with the RAF and was stationed in Weyburn and then Carberry. It was at this time he met Mom (Mollie) and they were married in England in 1947. They lived in Brandon where he was employed by the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission. He played drums for the Syncopators for many years, making many friends. He took a break from the band as they had a young family, Elaine and twins Brent and Cheryl. In 1957 they took a transfer with the MLCC to Melita and enjoyed living and raising their family there. Dad was soon very involved in Kinsmen, Legion, School Board, Toastmasters, Chamber of Commerce but found time to “play in a band”. In 1978 Mom and Dad retired to B.C. and built a home on Pender Island. They enjoyed living on Pender and made many new friends. Dad enjoyed helping build a few homes there, walking with the walking club, singing in the choir and also found time to “play in a band”. Mom died in 2003 and Dad moved to Victoria in 2008. He enjoyed living in Oak Bay Lodge and always looked forward to family and friends visiting. He is survived by his daughters Elaine Woodburn (Jeff) of Victoria; Cheryl Stewart (Jim) of Melita; and son Brent and Tannis Kirby of Pender Island as well as grandchildren Rebecca Woodburn, Darren and Becky Stewart, Geoff and Jaymin Kirby. He was a great father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.
He will be remembered with much love.
HALES: Vivian Glenna Hales of Forrest, Manitoba passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Viv was born on July 7, 1940 to Percy and Eva Cranswick of Moore Park. Viv married William Hales in 1960. She worked in retail and as a healthcare aide. Viv is survived by husband Bill, son Cameron (Linda, Mackenzie and Spencer), daughter Shari Sanderson (Kent, Vanessa and Reed) and brother Gary (Vonda, Kelly and Jodi and families). Funeral Service will take place at the Justice Mennonite Brethren Church, Justice, Manitoba on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gerry Harms will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Viv may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GOULET: It is with great sadness that the family of Paul R. Goulet, affectionately known as "Grumpa", announce his passing at Fairview Home on September 9, 2013. Paul was born on November 8, 1922 in Cutknife, Saskatchewan. Paul enlisted in the Canadian army in Saskatoon on June 11, 1942 and was a L/Bdr with the 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft regiment, Royal Canadian artillery, 2nd division. He served in Canada, the United Kingdom and continental Europe.  He was the recipient of the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence medal, the Canadian volunteer service medal with clasp and the War medal 1939-45. He was always a quietly proud veteran. Upon returning to civil life, Paul farmed, worked in the transportation industry and in sales. He leaves to mourn, Simone, his beloved wife of 67 years, his sons Denis (Gerri) Goulet, Roland (Bev) Goulet, his daughters, Pauline (Bruce) McConnell, and Lorraine (Garry) Winters as well as 11 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers, Noel (Carmen) Goulet and John (Lorraine) Douville and many cherished nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Noella (Biron) Goulet, his son Guy Goulet, and brothers, Fern Goulet, Denis Douville, and sister Betty Sankey as well as numerous brothers and sisters in-law. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on September 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith officiating.  A private family interment will take place in the veterans section of the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Winters, Neil Winters, Jesse Winters, Kevin Goulet, Brian Goulet, Daniel Goulet, Eric McConnell, and Cameron Rice.  In memory of Paul, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Augustine’s Church, or to a charity of choice. May he rest in peace.
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DALGLIESH: Hilda Marjorie Dalgliesh, October 19, 1921 - September 25, 2013. Hilda passed away peacefully at the age of 91, with her family by her side. Hilda will be missed by everyone who knew her, especially her immediate family. She will be remembered for her kindness, patience and her joy in the small things in life. She has left us a legacy through her life of faith in Jesus and her unconditional love.
BELL: Violet Jane Bell passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Sunday September 22, 2013 at the age of 98 years. Violet was born on August 11, 1915 in Rossburn, MB to Joseph and Martha Peden. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Gordon Bell, her parents, two brothers Carman and Robert Peden and two sisters, Zelma Alcock and Alice Hadley. She is survived by her nephews Brian and Borden Hadley of Brandon and one niece, Beverley Verkouteron of California. A Graveside service will be held at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Miller officiating. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Fairview Home for the wonderful care Violet received.
PRATT: Our precious little angel flew to the arms of our lord on September 23, 2013. Penny was born on August 29, 2013. What little time she spent with us, she left a lasting footprint of memories. She leaves to mourn her mom and dad Charnele Benn and Glen Pratt, sister Desamoni, paternal kunshi Margaret Tacan, maternal grandparents Bertha and Clayton Bunn and Patrick and Karen Benn, adopted grandparents Lyla Tacan and Sam Musqua as well as other adopted relatives and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Penny was predeceased by unkan Osborne Pratt. Traditional service was held at the family residence, on Thursday, September 26, 2013 by uncle Jacy Pratt. Penny will arrive at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. A Traditional service will follow. Interment will take place at Pratt Cemetery.
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NILES: Louis Niles beloved husband of Jean, passed away peacefully at his residence, Hillcrest Place, on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the age of 92 years. A Graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McLEAN: Margaret McLean, formerly of Reston, Brandon and Miami, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Bill McLean and loving mother of Carol, Greg and Joan passed away at Foyer Notre Dame, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba, Sunday; September 22, 2013 at the age of 89 years. The funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba Saturday; September 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society #106 - 386 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6 or to a local Humane Society of your choice in memory of Margaret.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
HALES: The death of Vivian Hales occurred on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.Funeral arrangementsare pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MASKELL: Dawn Doreen (nee Barnes) April 13, 1931-Waskada, MB September 23, 2013 – Calgary, AB. Dawn passed away peacefully on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Dawn was born on April 13, 1931 in Waskada, Manitoba, the sixth of nine children. She was raised and educated in the Brandon area. In 1951 she married her lifelong friend, Herb, and they relocated to Edmonton, AB. She spent most of the next forty years working as a nurse for Dr. Perreault in family practice. During that time, she and Herb raised their three children, and developed lifelong friendships with many special people who became their extended family. Dawn’s greatest joy later in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dawn will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the many people who love her. Heartfelt thank-you’s to the staff of the Prince of Peace Manor and the Rosedale Hospice for their skilled, loving care. Dawn is lovingly remembered by her sons Ken (Linda) Maskell of Langdon, AB and Dave (Brenda) Maskell of Edmonton, AB; daughter Shelley (Chris) Williams of Airdrie, AB; brothers Bill and Bob Barnes; sisters Marion Glover and Jean Medd; along with 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dawn is predeceased by her loving husband Herb; along with sisters Edith, Marge, Mary and Evelyn. A Celebration of Dawn’s life will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222.
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www.mcinnisandholloway.comIn living memory of Dawn Maskell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
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