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ASHBEE: Pastor Ronald William Ashbee, age 95 years, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully at his residence, Fairview Home on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Born in Shell Lake, Saskatchewan October 16, 1918, the third of seven children born to George and Gwendolyn Ashbee, Ronald trained for ministry at Bethel Bible Institute in Saskatoon, SK and began serving as a pastor in 1942. Over the next 50 years he pastored Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada churches in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba. On November 24, 1951 he married May Irvine in Prince Albert, SK. Three children were born to Ron and May: Phyllis and twins – Beverley and Billy. Pastor Ashbee was a gifted tenor soloist with a heart for evangelism. In 1971, Pastor Ron Ashbee relocated to Brandon from Winnipeg to become the Pastor of Brandon Calvary Temple. In 1981, he served as Staff/Evangelist at Bethel Temple and then as Director of Evangelism in the Manitoba & NW Ontario District of the PAOC. Throughout his ministry, Pastor Ashbee was invited to preach in Alliance, Baptist, Anglican, and United Churches, to name a few. After retirement Pastor Ashbee was active in Bethel Christian Assembly, and was known for his prayer life, visitation ministry, and his words of encouragement. Ron was predeceased by his wife May on August 2, 2011 and by all of his siblings. He is survived by Phyllis (Dennis) Reimer, Bev (Lyle) Beswitherick, and Bill (Bona Jean) Ashbee, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. The last three years of his life Pastor Ashbee was a resident at Fairview Home in Brandon, and received wonderful care. His life impacted many people across Canada. His family cherishes the spiritual legacy he left. The Memorial Service to celebrate Ron’s Life was held at Bethel Christian Assembly on Monday, January 27, 2014. Pastor Mike Davis and Pastor Bill Ashbee officiated. A private graveside service was held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ron to Circle Square Ranch, kids camp, Box 99, Austin, MB R0H 0C0.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PASS: The family are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Gordon and Joyce Pass of Brandon, who passed away within hours of each other, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre. Married for 60 years, they were parents to Mary-Ann (Gerald) Canart and Richard Pass; grandparents to Jordan (Meaghan) Canart, Matthew (Corrina) Canart, Joel Canart, Jonathan Canart and Jade Pass; great-grandparents to Eli, Clara and Patrick Canart. Also surviving are Gordon’s sister, Brenda Hunt and brother, Derek (June) Pass. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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WIENS: Jean. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jean Wiens. Jean passed away on January 19, 2014 at the Virden Hospital after a short illness. Jean was born May 24, 1923 to Jack and Jane Dickie and grew up in the Miniota area, living on different farms and going to school in Miniota and Beulah. Upon graduating high school she attended Normal School in Brandon and received her teaching certificate. She taught school in Virden and McCreary. While teaching in McCreary she met a young man by the name of John Wiens and they were married after he came home from war. They lived on a farm at Kemnay and then moved to a farm at Miniota. They moved into Miniota in 1960 and Jean started teaching there shortly after that. She retired from teaching in the late 1970s and worked at Goulter School as a resource teacher when they moved to Virden in the fall of 1979. While in Virden, they joined the Good Sam Club and they had many great camping experiences with good friends with common interests. They spent quite a few winters in Phoenix. After John had a health scare, they decided to stay in Canada for the winters and picked Penticton as the place to stay. They also had trips to Scotland, England, Alaska and Holland. Jean was active in the UCW in Miniota when they lived there and she carried on to help out at Virden. She always enjoyed working at the spring rummage sale. She loved to visit and was always pleased when someone dropped in for coffee. She took hardanger classes and knit sweaters for newborn babies in Africa. She played cards at the New Horizon Centre. She was a member of the lawn bowling club. If she wasn’t otherwise occupied, she would work on puzzles and crosswords from the paper. When she was younger, Jean loved to dance and would dance every night of the week if she could. She took advantage of trips offered through the SAIL program. She loved to go shopping and really missed the spontaneous trips that she and John used to go on. Jean is survived by daughters Pat (Mac) Lelond and Marilyn (Rob) Warkentin; grandchildren Tracy (Nick) Young, Jody (Ken) Still, Duncan (Kristen) Lelond, Jeff Warkentin, Steven (Jill) Warkentin and Chris (Melissa) Warkentin; great-grandchildren Mikaela and Jessica Young; Brandon, Geordan, Dannika and Conan Still; Daryin Lelond; Chelsea, Cole, Ashleigh, Damon, Tyler, Madelyn and Emily Warkentin; siblings Maud Bryant and Bob (Gladys) Dickie; brothers and sisters-in-law Manno and Helen Wiens, Edgar and Ridia Wiens, Emma Wiens and numbers nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband John Wiens; parents Jack and Jane Dickie; brothers-in-law Les Bryant, Harry Wiens, Harry Rand and Elmer Wiens; sisters-in-law Anne Rand and May Wiens. A celebration of her life was held at St. Paul’s United Church on January 25, 2014 with a service prepared by the family. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Miniota Cemetery next to her husband John, at a later date. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
WILTON: Verna Wilton (nee Frederickson). Verna Wilton, beloved wife of the late Howard Wilton, of Glenboro, MB, formerly of Brandon, MB passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Glenboro Personal Care Home at the age of 92 years. Left to mourn Verna’s passing are her sons Turner (Debbie) of Edmonton, AB, Mark (Rhonda) of Virden, MB, Scott (Daun) of Edmonton, AB and Ward (Elaine) of Balmoral, MB, daughter Rhonda (Russel) Thiessen of Abbotsford, BC, grandchildren Corey (Tammy), Christy (Steven), Marnie (Gilbert), Shannon (Brett), Shawn, Jason (Sue), Ryan (Sheila), Tara (Woody), Tracie, Shawna (Dave), Michael (Emmanuel) and Tyler (Leanne), and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Brody, Makenna, Jessie, Mekai, Kianna, Brandon, Matthew, Ashleigh, Julia, Graham, Marcail, David, Nicholas, Danielle, Ivan, Eastan, Kholt, Tanner, Lucas and Nolan. Also left to mourn Verna’s passing are her sister Elvina Jamieson and brother Allan “Friday” (Bernice) Frederickson of Glenboro, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Verna was predeceased by her husband Howard, parents Fred & Thora (nee Sigurdson) Frederickson, brother Turner (Eileen), and brother-in-law Bill Jamieson. Funeral Service will be held in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014, with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Verna’s memory to CancerCare MB, 300 McTavish Ave. E., Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
NAGORSKI: Cyril Leonard Nagorski, beloved husband of Maxine Nagorski of Neepawa, MB; entered into rest on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 51 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB. The Nagorski family would encourage you to donate blood in memory of Cyril or make a monetary donation to Canadian Blood Services. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
PURDIE: Francis "Frank" Purdie, B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S. C., died peacefully in Brandon on December 26, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthews Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The Right Rev. James Njegovan will officiate. Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
FOSTER: Mabel Ellen Foster (nee Clemis). Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Mrs. Mabel Foster of Somerset, Manitoba passed away at the age of 84 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her three children: Marilyn Foster, Carolyn (Jim) Manastyr and Melvin Foster; four grandchildren: Jessie, Jenny (Randall), Joe (Amanda) and Carrie-Ann (Danny); two great-grandchildren Dorian and Kurt; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mabel was predeceased by her husband Murray in 1994. Funeral Services will be held in the Somerset Catholic Church on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Allison Halstead officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200-6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
DANYLUK: Larry Max Danyluk. With great sadness the Danyluk's announce the passing of Larry on February 2, 2014 with wife Edie at his side. Larry was born May 22, 1948 in Shoal Lake, MB to proud parents Max and Jessie. Larry was the second of four children. His older brother David, younger brother Garry and youngest sister Janet grew up in the Oakburn area where his parents farmed, then eventually moved to Winnipeg. Larry loved his childhood on the farm and despite years living in Winnipeg and in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, he would return to his rural roots to raise his own family. Larry's adventures in the north began when he joined the Hudson's Bay Company out of high school. He worked in and managed stores over northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He met the love of his life, Edie Jones, while in Norway House, MB. They were married in Napinka United Church on October 30, 1971. They lived in the north together until moving to Winnipeg where Larry took his Meat Cutters Certification at Red River College. During a visit home to Melita, Larry took a job at Souris Valley Processors where he spent the rest of his career. Edie and Larry moved back to Melita in time for the birth of their first daughter Lisa. In 1977, they moved to the acreage that would be their family home. Daughter Elaine was born in 1981. Larry loved being part of the tight-knit community. During his daughters school years he took part in chaperoning school events, was a 4-H instructor and his favourite summer past-time of coaching softball. Over the years of living in between Napinka and Melita he took part in recreational hockey, a part of the United Church Committee, golfing and his favourite winter past-time of curling. He enjoyed mentoring youth from Melita School that worked with him at SVP. He enjoyed town events and would take his out of town guests to all Melita offered - showing off his town with pride. Larry's number one priority was family. He put the needs of them first and passed this value down to his daughters. There was no greater pride in his life than the accomplishments of his family. He leaves his wife of 42 years Edie; daughters Lisa (Mark) and Elaine (Royce), and the apple of his eye granddaughter Isabella to cherish his memory, along with brother David (children Eddie, Audrey, David and Adrienne), younger brother Garry (wife Ginny and children Steven and Kaila), nieces Ann Louise (Jose), Diane (Tim), brother-in-law Wayne (wife Linda and children Tammy and Corey), sister-in-law Barb (husband Fred and children Darrel, Ryan and Andrew) and brother-in-law Bruce (daughter Melissa), as well as, many grandnieces and grandnephews. Larry was predeceased by his father Max, sister Janet, mother Jessie, brother-in-law David, father-in-law Howard, mother- in-law Dora and nephew Christopher. A celebration of Larry's life was held Friday, February 7, 2014 at Victoria United Church, Melita, MB with interment at Napinka Cemetery.
~ A Life's Work Well Done ~
HALLELUJAH, it is with thankful hearts that we announce that Heinz Werner Wilkens of Brandon has gone to be with our Lord and Savior. Willy passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Feb. 4, 2014 with his beloved wife Laurie and son Jamie by his side. Heinz (Willy) was born in Meschede, Germany in 1963. He came to Canada with the German army in 1989 and served in Shilo. After the army, Willy was a man of many talents which took him through many various job sites: lumberjacking, taxi driver, school bus driver, proctor, trucking, farm laborer, office management at a fuel company and lastly working on the oil fields for Ensign Energ Serv. Incon rig #625. It was through these various jobs that he was blessed to meet so many people.Willy was predeceased by his dad in 1983. Left to celebrate his life is his wife Laurie, son Jamie; mama, Rosa Maria; in-laws Bob and Shirley Kimpinski; three brothers: Paul and Monika, Dieter and Anetta and Wolfgang and Mickall; two sisters: Gisela and Thomas and their children Tamara and Markus and Waltraud and Ullrich and daughter Lisa; brothers-in -law: Robin and Tracey and their children Brooke and Dylan; Chris and Kim and sister-in-law Brenda and Neal and their son Shane. A private family celebration of his life will take place. Anyone wishing to make a donation on behalf of Willy, may do so to the Lakeside Golf Course, Robert Kimpinski Fund Raiser, c/o PO Box 370, Shoal Lake, MB R0J 1Z0.
“GBY my friends”(God Bless You)
THIRY: Mildred Thiry, beloved wife of the Late Ed Thiry, formerly of Oak Lake, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home – Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday; February 5, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Funeral Mass will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday; February 13th with Fr. John Okosun officiating. A time of visitation will be held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mildred.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
MAZUR: Doreen Mazur of Angusville, MB passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Russell Health Centre at the age of 82 years. Doreen is survived by her husband Raymond, daughters: Judy (Ron) Gareau of Russell, Betty-Ann (Bob) Slon of Rossburn, and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Brenda and son Bob. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossburn with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. Interment will follow in the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Lakedale. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. from the Braendle-Bruce Funeral Chapel, Russell. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Angusville Community Centre, Angusville, MB ROJ OAO.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
CRANG: Alan Richard, beloved son of Bob and Norma Crang and dear brother of Rob, Jeff and Susan, passed away at the age of 48 years, Monday, January 20, 2014. Alan was born on March 16, 1965 at Brandon General Hospital and lived his entire life in Brandon. He attended George Fitton Elementary, Earl Oxford Junior High and graduated from Crocus Plains High School. While at Crocus Plains, Alan enjoyed the woodworking program and was always eager to share his finished projects with his parents and siblings. This fondness for woodworking carried on over the years at Ventures where he made himself a pendulum clock, a rocking horse for his nephew and many other items. One of his jobs was at the Green Spot Garden Centre where his love of plants began. He was always eager to share the names of the flowers and plants he tended to and on occasion, he would bring home a nice container of flowers or a plant. Come spring, Alan was always eager to help clean up the yard and plant the garden. He always had a willing heart to assist others whether it was helping his brother lay driveway bricks or mowing lawns, painting fences, giving Dad a hand whenever needed, or helping Mom in the kitchen. Alan's lifelong interests were music, his dogs, his cars and collecting. He acquired a multitude of clocks, watches, stereos and specialty radios over several decades. Alan will always be remembered as being a gentle, kind, loving, and generous person. He loved his family and couldn't wait for them to come and visit or to go and visit them. He especially loved his nieces and nephew and they loved him in return. During childhood, Alan and his brother Jeff were best buddies and did everything together from building go-carts, forts, kites and riding bicycles. Alan had a special fondness for his sister Susan and she for him. Susan enjoyed hearing Alan laugh so she would keep him supplied with special T-shirts with comical sayings on them. Rob was Alan's confidante, the brother he would go to and say, "Rob, can I tell you something?" Rob would always lend his ear and quietly listen to what Alan had to say. Alan will be lovingly remembered by his mom and dad, brothers Rob and Jeff (Crystal), sister Susan, nieces Robyn, Samantha, Allyson, Allegra, Marcena and nephew Brendan and many aunts and uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Norman and Irene Cummings, Findlater and Marie Crang, his uncles Jack Crang, David Crang and Keith Cummings and his dogs, Kelly and Suki. A Celebration of Life for Alan was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Father Chad McCharles officiated. Pallbearers were Rob, Jeff, and Susan. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Alan to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6N5.
We love you Alan.You will always hold a special place in our hearts.Rest in Peace our dear son and brother.Until we meet again….
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SCOTT: On Monday, February 10, 2014 Arnold Scott, age 92 years, beloved husband of Edith, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre with his family by his side. Funeral arrangements are pending. Complete obituary notice with announcement of service details will follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Arnold may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MYRAH: The death of Irene Myrah, age 81 years, beloved wife of Sherman, occurred on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A private family service will take place at a later date. Complete obituary information will follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care or BRHC Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon ,MB R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MAYNE: Marie Margaret Mayne (née Ellila), passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Assiniboine Centre on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Marie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Bob and children, Robert (Linda) and Vicki (Mark) Klym. A memorial service to celebrate Marie’s life will be held at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Donations in memory of Marie may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON 1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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