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MUDRAY: On Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, Stella Mudray of Portage la Prairie, widow of the late Michael Mudray passed away at the age of 97 years. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Friday, April 26, 2013 with the Deacon Michael Strilec officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. Stella was born on May 29, 1915 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. She was raised and received her education in the East Bay District, finishing her schooling at Dauphin Collegiate. She then taught on a teaching permit in the East Bay School. On June 22, 1940 she married Michael Mudray and they lived in East Bay until 1959 when they moved to Brandon. In Brandon she worked at the Brandon Mental Hospital until illness force her to retire in 1970. In 1972 they moved to Portage la Prairie. Stella was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption, the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, crocheting, sewing and flower arranging. She always enjoyed visiting with all family and friends who stopped by for a visit. Predeceased by her husband Michael in 2012, 2 brothers Michael & Bill, three sisters Eva, Eileen, Alice and Mary, she leaves to mourn her passing two sons; Michael of Brandon, Barry (Anne) of Winnipeg, three grandchildren; Tara (Steve), Trisha (Chris) and Colin, two great grandchildren; Teresa and Catherine. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Flowers gratefully declined but should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site “Dedicated to those we serve”.
LOWEY: Lynda Ann Lowey, 60, of Kamloops, B.C, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 12, 2013 after a brief struggle with cancer. Lynda was born and raised in Brandon, M.B. In July 20, 1968 Lynda married Doug Lowey; They were married for 46 loving years. Together, Doug and Lynda raised three children; Cliff Lowey (Michele Lothier) of Thompson, M.B, Theresa Barnes (Darren Barnes) of Kamloops, B.C, and Rick Lowey (Kerri Hoogers) of Calgary, A.B. Lynda will be dearly missed by her children and 2 loving grandchildren, Jazmin and Jayden Barnes of Kamloops, B.C. In addition to raising her three children, Lynda was a full time server until the age of 50. Her devotion to family was evident in all that she did for them. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and joyous demeanor with a smile that won the hearts of many. Lynda cared for her family and friends through her delicious baking and cooking. She loved spending time outdoors, walking and gardening. Lynda is predeceased by her Mother and Father; Ann and Frederick Haverstock. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for and visited Lynda during her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association: 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C V2E 2S9 Ph. (250) 372-1336. Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home, 250-554-2577.
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JAMES (Macaulay): Edith (nee Smith), suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2013, Edith, Mom, Nana Mac, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She will be keeping busy and organized in heaven now. The Celebration of her life well lived will be held at Central United Church 327-8th Street on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:30 am. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Edith to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 Complete obituary information will follow.
“Hearts and Hugs, Mom”
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GUNN: Peacefully on April 20th, 2013, Hazel Irene Gunn passed away at the Lions Prairie Manor at the age of 64 years. She was the beloved daughter of Rhoda and Les Gunn of Neepawa. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Rhoda and Les Gunn. She is left to mourn by her cousins, Jim Gunn, Phyllis (Bruce) Swiscoski, Jack (Janice) Follows, Gerald (Val) Follows, Gordon (Sandy) Sparkes, and Marilyn (Fred) McKay. She will be especially missed by her friends, Irene Welton, Grace and Roger Fooks, Pamela (Murray) Fooks, Angela (Jim) Doyle, Robert (Shanna) Fooks and Cheryl Nickels. Hazel was born and raised in Neepawa, Manitoba. She was employed by the Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company for forty two years. Hazel volunteered for the Portage Fair at Fair time. She enjoyed participating in company events and social activities. Her summers were spent at Clear Lake. Christmas was a special time of year for Hazel. She loved decorating her home and buying presents. She always took the time to make each present very very special. Hazel has been cared for at the Lions Prairie Manor for the last four years. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:00 am at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, 56 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, MB with Rev. Marg Scott officiating, viewing will be held prior to the service. Following the reception, interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 21 Royal Road S., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1T8, Lions Prairie Manor Foundation Inc, 24 - 9th Street NE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3V4, or to a charity of your choice.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for
by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021.
ANDERSON: It is with sadness the family of Lily Anderson announce that her death occurred on April 21, 2013 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with viewing one half hour prior to the service. Bishop Andy Anderson will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Lily may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 49, Box 188, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 or the Rapid City Regional Library, 425-3rd Avenue, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0. Complete obituary information will follow.
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McRUER Jessie Elizabeth (Betty) McRuer, age 87, beloved wife of Gordon, died April 18, 2013, at Evergreen Place Personal Care Home, Boissevain, MB, Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, Boissevain, MB. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Betty, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of own choice.
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TELIOU: Vasiliki “Vicky” of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Funeral service to honor Vicky’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. with Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Winnipeg officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vicky may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MARSH: The Rev. Warren Watson Marsh of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on April 10, 2013 at the age of 62 years. Born in Toronto on November 30, 1950, Warren was predeceased by his parents Oliver Watson Marsh and Edna May (née Spiers) Marsh, and is survived by cousins, the Rev. Gale Glover of Black Creek, B.C., Sandra McNabb of Minnedosa, Diane McNabb of Winnipeg and an uncle, Norman Watson Marsh of Ottawa, ON. Following graduation from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, Warren was ordained a Deacon on November 1, 1982 at St. George the Martyr Anglican Church Toronto, and a Priest on May 22, 1983 at St. Matthew's Cathedral Brandon.  He served as Rector of the 7 parishes of the Holland-Glenboro Group in rural Manitoba until 1990 when he became Rector of St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Quesnel, B.C. until 1994. From 1994 to 2001, he was a freelance photographer based in Comox, B.C. On returning to Western Manitoba, he again served as Rector of the parishes of the Holland-Glenboro Group until 2005, following which he continued doing supply ministry within the Diocese of Brandon until failing health required hospital treatment. A Requiem Eucharist with interment of Ashes will take place at St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Jim Njegovan and Dean Robin Walker officiating. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…… Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25, 21. Special thanks are given to Dr. Riche, the staff in the Dialysis Unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, and to the staff and care givers in the Palliative Care Unit on the third floor of the Assiniboine Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Anglican Diocese of Brandon, the PWRDF of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, the BRHC Foundation, or to a local charity of choice.
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HESSE: It is with great sadness that the family of Carman Hesse, beloved husband of Marian, said goodbye to him on April 9, 2013 at the age of 74 years. Carman Albert Hesse was born January 27, 1939 to Alice and Albert Hesse in Belmont, Manitoba. His early years were spent in Minto, Kelso, Griswold, Belmont and Wawanesa. His working years were spent at Manco Dairies, BRHC and BMHC. Carman and Marian met and were later married in Wawanesa, MB. After moving to Brandon, they raised their family of four children in the Green Acres area before moving to “The Farm” near Kemnay. It was here that he spent many enjoyable hours farming, tending his cattle, gardening and opening their home to family and friends. An avid outdoorsman, Carman enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, gardening, fishing and camping to name just a few. The family took advantage of their weekends and summer holidays to explore many campgrounds and enjoy their time together. Many great stories were told around a roaring campfire with a circle of family and friends. Carman had a special place in his heart for his children, which later grew to include his devoted grandchildren. A doting grandfather, he and Marian took the grandkids on many travelling adventures and turned their yard into a young child’s dream. Many family and friends were also quickly “adopted” and soon referred to Carman as Grandpa, Uncle or “my other Dad.” Carman and Marian always enjoyed touring the countryside and shared many great outings with friends over the years. Carman was predeceased by his parents, Alice and Albert Hesse, his brother Gordon, sister Alvine Gray, mother and father-in-law Pearl and Herb Gullett, and sister-in-law Ruth. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Marian (née Gullett), daughters Terri (Kirk), children Lindsay and Kasie; Tracy (Rick), children Brett (Sabrina), Adam and Kristen; Deb (Alex) and son Brad (Jody), children Marian, Alice and Charlie. Carman is also survived by his brother Buck, four sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews, all of whom Uncle Carm loved to tease. Since his diagnosis with ALS, Carman developed and even greater appreciation of his time spent with family and friends. A come and go memorial reception was held at Prairie Oasis on the afternoon of April 13th. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all of those who attended, sent cards, flowers, food and kind words. A special thank you to friends and neighbours whose generous assistance allowed Carman to stay at home, as well as Dr. Butler and the staff of Station 2 at the Brandon Clinic for the compassion and respect shown to Carm during his illness. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Carman may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J2 or to a charity of choice.
Death leaves a heartacheNo one can healLove leaves a memoryNo one can steal
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HARRISON: Christopher Frederic (C. F. or Chris) Harrison passed peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 86. Chris was born in Minnedosa, on January 20, 1927, to Robin and Molly Harrison. Chris loved and was greatly devoted to his family, friends, and community. He was a dedicated farmer, weatherman, fisherman; an avid sports fan supporting school, community, and university leagues; and enjoyed a good game of bridge or cribbage. But, he was best known for his love of life, people, and laughter. Chris was predeceased by his loving wife Edna Elizabeth (Teddy) Harrison in 2001, his parents, his siblings Elizabeth (Bunny), Peter, Priscilla (Scilla), Diana (Di), and Josephine (Jody). He is survived by his son Peter (Lori) Harrison, and grandchildren Paul, Molly, and Thomas; daughter Kate Harrison Whiteside (Vince Whiteside), and grandson Chris Whiteside; son Kit (Sue) Harrison, and grandchildren Rana Wilkinson, and Bryce; daughter Mary (Brent) Watchorn, and grandchildren Chris (Meagen) and Amanda; and daughter Jennifer Harrison. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnedosa Covenant Church (101, 4th Ave. SW). Following the service, all are welcome to join the family for lunch at the Legion (34, 2nd Ave. SW) from 12:00 till 2:00 p.m. The family is very grateful for the wonderful care he received from the staff at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home during his final years. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the new Minnedosa Arena: MREC at Box 1425, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0, or the charity of your choice. Minnedosa Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
FOURIE: Dr. Suedrine Louw (Fourie) from Brandon, Manitoba passed away peacefully on the 10th of February 2013 after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held on 27 April 2013 at 2:00 pm. The new venue is at Central United Church on 327 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba.
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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