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ARGUE: Norman Alfred Argue; beloved husband of the late Merle Argue; father of Doug (Gwen), Ross (Lenora), Cam; grandfather of Steven (Kristie), Chris (Shalaine), Laura (Kyle), Joann (Dustin), Ryan; great grandfather of Zoey and Kaleigh; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Monday, February 4, 2013 in his 90th year. A private family service will be held at a later date with interment in the Oak River Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Norman’s memory to the Oak River United Church Memorial Fund, Oak River, MB, R0K 1T0; the Oak River Memorial Rink, Oak River, MB, R0K 1T0; or to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
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MacARTHUR, “ARCH”: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Archibald Lewis MacArthur on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at age 68 after a courageous battle with cancer. Left to cherish his memory are Wilma, his wife of 45 years, his children, Clint and Dee-Dee, daughter-in-law, Anna Choy, and granddaughter Quinn. He is also survived by sisters, Chris (Bob Johnston) and Elizabeth, and brother-in-law Everett Milne (Betty). Arch was predeceased by father Jack, and mother, Helma. Arch was born with “trucking genes.” His grandfather started a business, which was to become Brandon Body Works. Arch’s father, Jack, expanded the company to a transportation company, MacArthur and Son Ltd. Following some time in Toronto with White Trucks to “learn the ropes,” in 1967 Arch eventually returned to the family business in Winnipeg. In 1977, Arch moved into the service and repair business and founded MacArthur Truck and Trailer servicing the Westman area. Arch was proud of the company and the team for all of their achievements, a market leader for 35 years. The business was his passion and he shared its successes with his management team. Arch served the trucking industry and community in many capacities including President of the Manitoba Trucking Association and Heavy Duty Distributors Council, Board Member of the Provincial Exhibition, Chair of the Brandon Summer Fair, and member of the Brandon Police Commission. Alongside his passion for business, Arch was very proud of his family and he was especially proud of the accomplishments of his children in their professional careers. Arch was a “family man extraordinaire.” He was blessed with many friends who shared his love of adventure, travel, and of course, laughter with his cherished friends, including the “Crazy Eights.” Since his early days, Arch loved his second home at Clear Lake enjoying his favorite pastimes of boating, waterskiing, snowmobiling and scuba diving. Arch embraced the hospitality of a welcoming cottage to family and friends with endless memories of pig roasts, twilight water-skiing, ice-cream strolls and storytelling by the bonfire and hot tub. Arch lived his life as he always knew he would, building the business with passion and never losing sight. He truly fulfilled his journey in life and inspired those who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arch’s memory can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Brandon RHA Cancer Services,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3, to recognize the exceptional care provided to Arch. The family invites you to join in a Ceremony to Celebrate Arch’s Life at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Royal Oak Inn, 3130 Victoria Avenue at 4:00 p.m. Prior to the ceremony; a private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery.
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EDGERTON: Laurence (Laurie), 87years old, beloved husband of Margaret (Marg) Edgerton, father of Bill, Bob and Ardelle, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Laurie, donation may be made to the Westman Dream for Kids or to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
SOWIAK: On a brilliant sunny day, Ruth Freda Carla Sowiak (nee Gartz), passed away quietly and joined her loving husband Rudy in eternal rest on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 75 years of age. Ruth is survived by her son Todd (Michelle, and her children Chelci, Shelby, Derek); daughter Caroline (Tom), as well as her cherished grandchildren Kendall and Matthew. She will be lovingly remembered by her twin brother Rudolf (Kathy), sister Antolena and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Olga and August; sisters: Clara (Gus), Hulda (Pete), Olga (Alec); brother-in-law William, and husband Rudy. Born July 27, 1937 in Herbert, Saskatchewan, Ruth attended Turnhill School, and grew up on the family farm near Rush Lake in Prairie View, Saskatchewan. She moved to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where she worked as a Nurse’s Aide for several years. Ruth would speak of her time there with great pride and happiness. Ruth moved to Manitoba where she had numerous cousins. She worked in Seven Sisters at a Hydro Staff House doing various duties. She then moved to Winnipeg and worked at King George’s Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide. While in Winnipeg, Ruth was introduced to her future husband, Rudy, in 1963. They were married on October 24, 1964 at Peace Lutheran Church in Prairie View, Saskatchewan. Their married life began on the family farm, Fairview Farm, near Nesbitt, Manitoba. Together they built their family home and farmed for forty-six years until Rudy sadly passed away in 2010. Ruth loved being busy in the home, as well as outside. She loved to entertain friends and family with homemade meals and delicious baking. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafting, baking, square dancing, and travelling. In between all of these interests she would help on the farm and maintain their beautiful yard with immense pride! Ruth was full of mischief and laughter, quiet strength, and never remained in one spot longer than necessary. She missed Rudy so much when he passed, and found life less full without him. We hope they have found each other once again. We will miss all of the special things she did for each one of us. Heartfelt thank you’s are extended to Dr. Stone, Marlene Cory, and to all the caring and considerate staff at Souris Hospital. Thank You to Darlene Yurchuk and Muriel Boake for their friendship and devoted caring! The family deeply appreciates all the kind words, thoughts, and support extended to us during this sad time. Funeral Service took place at Memories Chapel on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Pastor Jason Zinko of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiated. Interment followed at Minnewawa Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
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SHERLOCK: Richard Wayne Sherlock was taken unexpectedly from his family on Monday, January 28, 2013. Rick was born on February 13, 1946 in Winnipeg, MB to Kay and Howard Sherlock. Most of Rick's adolescent years were spent in Thunder Bay (Port Arthur), ON. Rick's working career was spent doing various types of mining. His passions included his love of Elvis Presley and he was an avid pool shark. Rick was predeceased by his parents and step father, Steve Tkaczuk. Rick is survived by his partner of 32 years, Valerie Burelle, and children Kim (Jeff) Prochnicki, Richard (Heidi) Sherlock from Thunder Bay, ON and Stepson, Justin Burelle (Jen Eschuk) of Brandon, MB. Special to Rick were his six grandchildren Braedan, Daniele, Abigail, Timothy, Benjamin, and Kenzie. Also surviving are brothers Jim (Bev) Sherlock, Robert (Betty) Sherlock of Thunder Bay, ON, sister Sandra-Gale (Herb) Presley of Sherwood Park, AB and brother, Steve (Wendy) Tkaczuk of Calgary, AB. Rick will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends and by his beloved Samoyed, Asia. A celebration of Rick's life will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Grassroots Church, 1250 Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Interment will follow at Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Sherwood Park, Alberta in the family plot at a later date. Donations in memory of Rick may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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SCRIBNER: Jean Elizabeth Scribner of Brandon, beloved sister of Jack (Myrna), Don (Helen) and Dennis (Debby) Scribner, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the age of 53 years. A Service of Remembrance to honour Jean’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RENNICK: Lloyd Arthur Rennick, March 28 1921 – January 26, 2013. Peacefully, with his Family by his side, Lloyd passed away at Seven Oaks Hospital Winnipeg Manitoba at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his parents John Arthur and Lola Jane, first wife Irene and son Garry, two brothers Jack and Glen, two sisters Vera and Marjory, son-in-law Ken Lundy and step-son Bill Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Grace, daughter Marlene, daughter Judy (Ron), grandchildren Steven, Kent and Jenn, daughter in-law Betty Taylor (Bill) and step-grandchildren Sandi and Steven. Lloyd was born in Carievale Saskatchewan and raised in Croll Manitoba on the family farm. After school he moved onto Brandon and worked for Gulf Canada for 35 years with stops in Brandon and Calgary. Lloyd and Grace were married in 1982 and spent their retirement in Sorrento and Westbank British Columbia. He was very active and President for many years with the OAPO in Sorrento and the food bank and united church in Westbank. Lloyd and Grace enjoyed many years of travel together spending winters in Arizona and trips to Manitoba and Alberta to visit with family. In 2010 to be closer to family Lloyd and Grace moved back to Manitoba and resided at Sturgeon Creek Retirement Residence. A special Thank-You to the staff at Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg as well as Seven Oaks Hospital 5th floor Unit 1 doctors and nurses for the care and support provided to Lloyd and his family. In keeping with Lloyd’s wishes there will be no funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba or the charity of their choice.
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PINEAU: It is with great sadness we we announce the passing of Joseph Micheal (Mike) Pineau on January 26th at his home in Deloraine. Mike was born on the east coast and often spoke of his grandmothers farm and his family there. We both looked forward to visiting PEI but now time has changed things. In 1964, Mike and his family were transferred to Shilo as his father Joe was a Srgnt Major in the Army. There he developed strong friendships and kept in touch and valued each of them until the day he passed. He was a loyal fisherman and Montreal Canadians fan. Mike had a daughter Sandra Nicole in 1972 and they lived, played, and worked in Shilo. Mike worked at Canex and was manager for three years before his job at Base Supply. In 2003 Mike and Anne Jones married and lived in Souris for five years, then purchased a retirement home in Deloraine. Mike enjoyed the small things and enjoyed meeting new people. He was a great jokester everywhere he went but especially with the boys at “church”. Left to remember is his wife Anne, daughter Sandra (Jason) O’Neill granddaughter Brooke, Anne’s children Dan, Melissa, Sandra and Victoria and grandsons Bastian and Micah. Brother John Pineau (Tammie) of Regina, SK and Frank Pineau (Pat) of High River, AB, his sister Kim Pineau of Brandon, MB and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Joe, mother Kay, and his sister Karen. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to a charity of own choice. Smith Funeral Home, 204-747-2088.
PAVLIN: Velma Rose Pavlin, daughter of Michael and Anne Kolesar, was born on February 14, 1929 in the Rosedale Municipality. She attended Clarksville School, Neepawa Collegiate and the Manitoba Normal School in 1947-48. Having taught four years in rural Manitoba, she went to Brandon to teach at Alexandra School in January 1953. In 1958-59 on exchange in Sacramento, California, returning to Earl Haig and then to Green Acres School in 1981. In 1961, she married George Pavlin, both retired in 1984 from teaching. Both were avid travellers, spending winters in California and summers at the cottage at Clear Lake. Numerous trips included Hawaii, Portugal, Cuba, and cruises to Russia, the Mediterranean, Greek Islands, around the South American Continents and to Western Europe. George passed away on June 28, 2004. Since then, Velma traveled extensively to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Eastern Europe and China. Her hobbies included reading, painting, tending her rose garden and playing bridge. Velma is survived by one sister Alice Moger (Bill), and numerous nieces and nephews: Barbara Caumartin, David McLeod, Kenneth Kolesar, Noreen Kolesar, Rob Kolesar and Rick Kolesar. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on January 30, 2013. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Velma may be made to a charity of choice.
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LOUGHEED: Elva Irene (Johnson) Lougheed passed away at the Deloraine Hospital, with family by her side on December 18, 2012. Elva was born on the family farm in Winchester Municipality (26-4-22), second daughter of Roscoe and Alice (Robinson) Johnson on Aug. 20, 1919. She attended Regent School, followed by Grade 10 & 11 by correspondence and teacher training at Wesley College in Winnipeg. This education prepared her for her teaching career that began with one year each at Westhall School and Coxworth School and ended at Bidford School when she married Wm. “Russel” Lougheed on June 30th, 1949 at the Johnson home in Regent, MB. Elva and Russel farmed in the Bidford area on the Lougheed farm where they raised their two sons, Brian and Clare. Retirement brought them to Deloraine where they purchased their home on Lovett St. and spent many happy years enjoying town life and their wonderful neighbours and friends. Elva enjoyed life and found special pleasure in time spent with family, gardening, knitting, crocheting, quilting, painting, curling, playing piano and organ. Elva adored her great grandchildren, William and Sophie, and took great delight in their visits filled with lively music and dance. She was predeceased by her parents, Roscoe & Alice Johnson; her three sisters and their husbands, Vera (P.A.”Jim”) Saban; Laureen (Dave) Nickles; Doris (Lorne) Van Mackelbergh. Elva left to cherish her memory husband, Russel Lougheed of Deloraine, MB; sons, Brian (Elaine) Lougheed of Erickson, MB; Clare Lougheed of Winnipeg, MB; grandsons, Colin (Chrissy) Lougheed; Brett (Denise) Lougheed; and Kyle Lougheed; great grandchildren, William & Sophie Lougheed, all of Winnipeg, MB; and friends and family. A service to celebrate Elva’s life took place at the Deloraine United Church with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating and internment followed at the family plot in Boissevain cemetery. Smith’s Funeral Home were in care of arrangements.
HYNDMAN: Ruby Leeann Hyndman, Nov. 5, 1944 - Dec. 28, 2012. Surrounded by her family, Ruby Leeann Hyndman passed peacefully into her final rest at Birch Lodge in the early morning hours of December 28, 2012. She will be lovingly missed by her husband Garnet, of 47 years, children Seanna Hyndman (Ian Humphries), Kevin (Holly) and Kimberly (Brent) Moffat, grandchildren Shae and Cead Humphries, Orianna and Teegan Hyndman, and Jordan, Joby and Kennedy Moffat, brother Bruce (Angie) Godlien and sister Maureen (Earl) Milne. Also several nieces and nephews. Leeann was born November 5, 1944 to Melvin and Ruby (Smith) Godlien at Kelliher, SK. In 1951 the family moved to the farm at Pope, MB and Leeann took her schooling at Oakner, finishing her Grade 12 at Hamiota. During the early 50’s, Leeann contracted polio. In 1965, Leeann married Garnet Hyndman of McConnell. With Garnet taking his teacher training in Brandon, Leeann worked at Frank Lawson & Sons and also at the Brandon General Hospital. The home farm became the centre of their lives with a two year sojourn in the North when Garnet was teaching at Beren’s River. Leeann thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Leeann was a contented farm wife. She loved the land and the animals, especially horses and her milk cows. She took pleasure in seeing things grow and produced an abundance in her gardens which were usually started from seed in her small greenhouse. Family was Leeann’s priority. She followed all the children’s, ball, figure skating and gymnastics. As a stay-at-home Mom, the kids fondly remember being welcomed home after school to the smell of freshly baked bread. Leeann was immensely proud of her seven grandchildren. Although she was unable to actively participate in their lives, through their visits she kept abreast of their school progress, sports and other interests. Their kisses, hugs and “I love you’s” were her treasures. Leeann was a strong community supporter of the Cardale Church and rink. As the children grew older, Leeann worked as manager and postmistress at the Cardale Co-op for five years. In 1991, Leeann was diagnosed with MS. From then on her life changed as she tried to maintain mobility. When her condition deteriorated, she and Garnet moved to Hamiota. With the help of Home Care, she was able to live at home until August 2008 when she moved to Birch Lodge, where she resided for 4 1/2 years. In spite of her physical difficulties, Leeann showed us how to live with a disability and be cheerful and never complaining. So many people have remarked about her special smile and that has always been so special to us. A private celebration of Leeann’s life and interment will be held at a later date. For those so desiring, memorial donations can be made in Leeann’s memory to: MS Society of Canada (Westman Chapter), Unit 5, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
GOWANLOCK: Kenneth James Gowanlock passed away peacefully on December 24, 2012, at Viking, Alberta. Kenneth is survived by his step-daughter, Wendy (Bob) Hopper; and step-son Jim (Patty) Heath; sisters, Velma (Bruce) McNinch, Winnifred Siliphant, June Clark, Ruth McCallum; brothers, Jack (Wilma) and twin brother Don; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends. Predeceased by his wife Bubbles; and step-son Ross Heath. Cremation has taken place and a family service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Salvation Army gratefully appreciated.
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GERMAN: Margaret Leith German (Gammack). On January 11th, 2013 Margaret passed away at Fairview Home at the age of 96. She was born on September 19, 1916 near Hamiota, MB. She leaves to mourn one brother, Laverne (Grace) of Weyburn, SK and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Leonard; parents Isabella and James; brothers Alex, Bill, Jim, Ernie, Bob, and Russell; sisters Blanche Lawn and Isabelle Kerr; niece Pat Brooking; nephew Bob Gammack Jr. and great nephew, Corey Hoffer. During her working years, she was employed by Fairview and the Ag Centre in the Housekeeping department. Margaret was a devoted member of St. George’s Anglican Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and looking after her extended family in her spare time. She was a caring woman, especially to all of her extended family. All of her nieces and nephews were like her own children, and she took a keen interest in their lives and well being. She always had a kind word for everyone she came in contact with. Margaret will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown (family member) officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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CANADA: Edward L. "Ned" Canada, age 82, beloved husband of Betty, died January 26, 2013 at Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Nelmes officiating. Donations in memory of Edward may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund, the Boissevain and Morton Foundation, or to a charity of own choice.
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DUNWALD: (Haggerty) (nee Berkhold). It is with great sadness that the family of Anne Dunwald, formerly of Brandon, MB, announce her passing on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Leduc, AB. Anne was born October 11, 1920 in the Community of Brenda, south of Brandon. Upon the death of her parents at a young age, Anne was raised by Bessie and Bob Whyte. She received her teaching certificate from the Brandon Normal School and began her career in a one-room school at Medina, MB. She married Murray John Haggerty and together they farmed in the Oak River area raising three daughters, Beverly and twin girls, Leila and Linda. After moving to Oak River, she recommenced teaching at Oak River School and then moved to Brandon to continue her teaching career with Brandon School Division teaching at Alexander, Fleming and J.R. Reid schools. Anne was predeceased by Murray in 1964. Anne enjoyed travelling with her second husband Stanley Eric Dunwald. Her life was enriched by Stan’s four sons, Ray, Marvin, Neil and Keith. Together Anne and Stan belonged to many organizations devoting numerous volunteer hours. Anne was predeceased by Stan in 1998. As a resident of The Lions Manor and The Landing, she enjoyed the variety of activities both residences offered. Many close friendships were developed through hours of playing crib, cards and shuffle board. Anne always enjoyed her meetings with the Brandon Normal School Reunion graduates of 1939-1940. She belonged to Rebecca Lodge and UCT. Anne moved to Leduc, AB in April of 2010 to be closer to her family. A Berkhold Family Reunion organized by nephew, Gerald, was held in Medicine Hat, AB in July 2011. As special guest of honor, Anne amazed her family with an uplifting speech. Anne was predeceased by her husband Murray (1964), husband Stan (1998) and daughter Leila in 2004, also predeceased by three brothers, Clarence, George and Gordon and two sisters, Lillian and Iva. She is survived by daughters Beverly (Rupert), Linda (Blake), son-in-law Ross, stepsons Ray (Val), Marvin (Joni), Neil (Setsuko), and Keith. Anne enjoyed time spent with her 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law, Margaret, Evelyn, Pat and Jean have fond memories of their visits with Anne. Anne was always eager to make that ‘twenty-five cent bet’ with her son-in-law Blake. Cremation has taken place. Interment with graveside service will be at a later date.
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