Classifieds / Obituaries
McBURNEY: Howard Russell, 81 years, beloved husband of Gloria McBurney, father of Leisa and Sean, grandpa of Abigail, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Funeral service will be held at St. Pauls United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Private interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon. In memory of Howard, donations may be made to the Souris Palliative Care c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
LOWE: Jessie J. Lowe was born on December 27, 1911 to F. H.H. (Harry) and Gertrude Lowe at the stone house in Ninette. She attended Minore School, in Lang's Valley. She attended Wawanesa High School for one year and moved to Toronto after grade 10. It was here she took childhood education and during the war she stayed with new mothers and helped take care of the babies when the mothers were alone. Jessie also spent time in Ottawa taking care of different diplomat's babies. Jessie worked for the government for 26 years, ordering supplies for the navy. She had a budget of $5,000,000.00 to disperse. She also wrote up contracts for green uniforms and badges for all the World War 2 forces. Later Jessie moved back to Ninette to take care of her aging Mother. She bought a house there and had a lovely yard of flowers and a vegetable garden.Some of her hobbies included painting, needlework and reading. Jessie also did some traveling to places such as the British Isles, Italy and Spain. Jessie chose to serve God in her youth, and continued walking in faith. It meant more to her all the time even in her declining years. Her love for God, faith in Him, kept her true to him to the very end of her life. In her later years Jessie moved to Lakeview Gardens and then in declining health to Bayside Personal Care Home where she passed away peacefully on July 27, 2011 Jessie is survived by brother Bill Lowe and his daughter Shirley of Westbank, B.C.; niece Joan of Winnipeg, Tracy and Trent; niece Fran Burgess of B.C. Aaron and Dana; nephew Jack Lowe of B.C.; nephew Gordon and Charmaine Lowe of Olathe, Kansas, Mackenzie, Harrison and Wesley. Funeral Service was held at the Ninette Community Hall on July 31, 2011 with interment at Ninette Cemetery Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home in care of arranagments.
KENDRICK:The death of Vera Ann Kendrick (nee Pettypiece) occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Mom was born and raised on the family farm at Reston, Manitoba and received her education at Prairie Rose School and Reston High School. After public school she attended nursing school in Portage la Prairie, returning to Brandon to attend Normal School to take clerical courses. Mom worked for several local businesses until she was employed by the Manitoba Government at the Brandon Mental Health Centre retiring in 1978. Mom married dad, William A. Kendrick on June 29, 1946 at her family farm in Reston. They resided in Brandon. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her sister Norma Simpson of Virden, brother- in-law Cecil Coleman of Virden, sister-in-law Betty Kendrick of Victoria, B.C., son Dwain (Betty) of Matlock, Manitoba, daughter Gail (Norman) Rusk of Brandon. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Tracy (Shelley), of Winnipeg, Kim of Chetwynd, B.C., Lisa (Brock) of Winnipeg, Dean (Wallena) of Calgary, AB, Heather (Kelly) of Winnipeg, and great-grandchildren Justin (Samantha), Kate and Will of Winnipeg, Des and Shaylynn of Chetwynd, BC, Evan and Grace of Winnipeg and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her husband "Bill" on November 16, 2005, her parents, Margaret and Perry, sister Doreen Coleman, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles. Mom enjoyed many card games with family and friends, knitting, puzzles, and the many places she and Dad travelled in the USA and Canada. Mom had special memories of the winters in Victoria, B.C. with family and friends. Mom and Dad enjoyed summers at the cottage at Lake Metigoshe for many years. After Bill's passing, Momenjoyed several years at the Victoria Landing. A special thank-you to the nurses and staff of BRHC, especially the nurses on A2 Assiniboine Centre for their care and compassion shown to Mom. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Smith for her kindness and understanding during Mom's short stay, as well to her family physician Dr. Rose Farag who took excellent care of Mom for many years. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at a come and go reception at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, between the hours of 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2011 with a time of reflection at 2:15 p.m. A private family graveside ceremony will take place at Reston Cemetery. Donations in memory of Vera can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon R7A 0P6, or the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 26331 Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 4R1, or a Charity of your Choice.
"Always RememberedForever Loved"
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HUTTON: Harvey Hutton (aka Jerry Suski) passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, July 25, 2011 at the age of 64 years. Jerry was predeceased by his father Mitchel Suski, mother Helen (née Kasprick) Suski; siblings Joyce Suski and Ralph Suski. He is survived by sister Grace Maximchuk, brother Arnold (Sharon) Suski and numerous nephews and nieces. Jerry was born April 16, 1947 in the Bethany area, the youngest of five children. Jerry worked Hydro and MTS, but due to a lifelong illness his working days were cut short. He lived with his mother until her passing in 1979, then with his sister Grace and various homes until his recent passing. Jerry was a person of solitude, but not afraid to state his opinion. He had a love of music, his favorites were Johnny Cash and Elvis. Jerry was also able to get recordings of his own songs. In keeping with his wishes, Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa, Manitoba. Pallbearers for Uncle Jerry, were Darren (Joyce) Suski, Kristin (Ralph) Kovacs, Jamie (Arnold) Suski, Kevin, Charlene, and Shane (Grace) Maximchuk. Honorary Pallbearer was Bill Potter. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue, East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or the Canadian Mental Health Association, 23-12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4L6.
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GUGIN: The family of Frederick Stanley (Stan) Gugin announce his passing July 20, 2011 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 87. Stan was born March 21, 1924 to Fred and Flora Gugin and grew up on the family farm in the Cameron district. He attended Cameron School and went on to the University of Manitoba where he obtained his BSA in 1946. For about four years Stan worked at the Agricultural Research Centers in Brandon and Melita before deciding to return to the family farm where he eventually took over the seed business. He moved to Minnedosa in 1977 and retired from farming in 1992. His many interests included growing gladiolus, photography, bird watching, traveling, golfing, tennis and cross country skiing. Some of his best memories were of the summers spent at his cottage at Clear Lake. Over the years he established a great number of lifelong friendships through the seed business, his travels and numerous clubs he belonged to. One of them being the Horticultural Society where he received an honorary lifelong membership. Stan was predeceased by his parents Fred and Flora Gugin, and sisters Doreen, Irene (Chipperfield) and Marge (Brett). He is survived by one brother Bob and sisters Evelyn Hillier, Jean Gugin (Wilf Gafka) and Joan (Hal) Marshal and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held July 25, 2011 at the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment followed at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig Gugin, Bill Campbell, Murray Abel, Gary Andreychuk, Ron Kingdon and Neil Cameron. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
HUDEY: Mary Hudey (née Bandusiak) of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Mary was born to Stephen and Tekla (née Zomleduck) Bandusiak on December 15, 1925 and raised in Brandon. Mom received her education at David Livingstone School, and spent her youth caring for her sister and two brothers, as well as helping out with the animals. After the war ended, she met John Hudey and they were married on July 2, 1949. She never tired of telling the story of how they built a raft to get out of their home during the flood of 1959. Mary worked in the hospitality industry all through her life, and she especially enjoyed working at North Hill Inn, The Suburban Restaurant and Kokonas. She met a lot of people and remained friends with them as the years went by. She did a lot of memory lane visits and wished every one of them well. Mary never lost faith and was a devoted Catholic and a member, and past president, of the Ukrainian National Womens League. She enjoyed all church events and excelled in organizing and bringing things together, so fun was had by all. She was a very elegant lady, who took great pride in her appearance and this was reflected in the way she presented herself in public, and in her home. One would always be in awe of her beautiful yard, filled with many flowers, shrubs and statues. She loved being outdoors and moving things around just because their might be a spot that would be just a little better. Mom lost the love of her life, John on September 27, 1969. She was left with four children to raise, Gary, Lynda, Steven and Darcey. She devoted her entire life to them, making sure they were always within reach. She was always there to lend a hand, listen to our troubles, help us with a master plan, comfort us, and encourage our growth and accomplishments. She was very proud of all her children. Mary is survived by son, Gary Hudey, daughter Lynda (Wayne) Baxter, son Steve (Linda) Hudey, son Darcey (Sandy) Hudey; grandchildren, John, Jennifer, Wendy, Cindy, Kristena, Chad and Shane; three great-grandchildren, David, Joshuwa and Jeremy; and two great-great-grandchildren, Kaillee and Jacob. She is also survived by sister, Annie Wielgosz and family, and brother Gene (Phyllis) Bandusiak and family; as well as nephews, nieces and all of Johns family. Mary was predeceased by her husband John in 1969; by her father Stephen in 1967, mother Tekla in 1986, brother John in 1996, and brother-in-law, Charles Wielgosz in 1988. Divine Liturgy Service was held at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church on Saturday, July 30, 2011 with Father Michael Tkachuk officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were: son-in-law Wayne Baxter, grandson John Hudey, brother- in-law Steve Hudey, step-grandson Chad Medlicott, nephew Reynold Rouire and great- nephew Kevin Rouire. Cross bearer was granddaughter Jennifer Hudey. All of Moms friends and extended family are considered honorary pallbearers. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. One of Moms Favorite quotes was: What will be, will be. We have no control over what will happen to us.
Rest in Peace Mom, We Love You.
FURTNEY - Laura Jane Furtney passed away at the Willow View Personal Care Home in Reston on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the age of 95. She was born on November 30, 1915 to Joseph and Helen (Nellie) Dobbyn. Laura married Kenneth Furtney on October 1, 1938 and together celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. They had two children to this union, Shirley (Bill) McKinney and Lloyd (Lyn) Furtney. Laura was a member of the Rebekah Lodge which she enjoyed very much, holding many offices over the years. She was also a member of the United Church and started playing the piano for Sunday School when she was fifteen. At that time they had a Sunday School Orchestra and those were memorable times for her. She shared her gift of music over the years whenever she was asked to play for a wedding, a singer, a choir, a celebration or when asked to go to another town as pianist for a funeral. She gave music lessons to several children along with some of her grandchildren. She always enjoyed hearing and playing duets with her grandchildren. Her community service through her music is a great legacy to leave behind. Laura was an active member of the Melita Legion Auxiliary and was very pleased to be asked to play at the Remembrance Day Services as that was a very special time to honour and remember lost loved ones. Laura enjoyed dancing, skating, watching curling, a good ball game and how she loved those high heeled shoes. She was always interested in what her family was doing and was very proud of them. Although Laura had many challenging days after her stroke, she handled them with a positive attitude and a strong faith that made things easy for her family and her caregivers. She was always so grateful and appreciative. A private funeral service was held at the Redpath Funeral Home on July 13, 2011, with Rev Dwight Rutherford officiating and niece Helen Whetter was the organist. Granddaughter Lori Gervin gave memories of Grandma Laura on behalf of the grandchildren and grandson Bryan Furtney played a hymn that he and Grandma Laura had played in church together. Urn bearers were Bryan Furtney and Lori Gervin. Interment took place at the Melita Cemetery for Ken and Laura Furtney. Friends were invited to join the family at a public reception at the United Church CE Building for a time of fellowship. Laura will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, daughter Shirley (Bill) McKinney and children Lori (Alton) Gervin, Jeff (Vivianne), Brad (Leslie), Greg (Sheena) and great-grandchildren Kara, George and Krista Gervin, Tyler Robertson, Nakita and KC McKinney; son Lloyd (Lyn) and children Bryan (Nel), Jamie (Heather), Susan Chapman (Rick McKay) and great-grandchildren Olivia and Paige Furtney, Logan and Ethan Furtney and Skye Chapman; sister Gertrude Whetter of Winnipeg; brother Fred (Shirley) Dobbyn of Grande Prairie, AB; sister-in-law Dorothy Dobbyn of Melita, MB; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
CZEKALA: Oliver "Oli" Czekala's family regret to announce the sudden passing of Oli on Sunday, July 31, 2011, the beloved husband of Michelle (nee Jay) and loving father to Tory, Racheal, Matthias and Jayden. The Ceremony to Celebrate Oli's life will be held at Central United Church on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Donations in memory of Oli may be made to the Y.M.C.A. 231-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X2. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BOERSMA: Gary Robert Boersma passed away March 10, 2011, in Calgary, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carberry Cemetery. Refreshments to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Carberry, Manitoba.
BRUGGER: Kayleigh Alexis Brugger was born on September 3, 1993 in Brandon, Manitoba. She was taken to Heaven June 30th, 2011. Kayleigh started school at Waverly Park Elementary and moved to Christian Heritage School in Grade Three. She then attended Vincent Massey High School, and graduated in June 2011. Kayleigh had a passion for Languages, biology and for teaching and mentoring her little kids at the Literacy Centre. In high school, Kayleigh was involved with many different activities including; Spanish Club, Spanish Tutoring, Youth Revolution, Latin Dancing, Youth for Christ, and the YFC Literacy Centre. Kayleigh loved to travel on school trips, take vacations with her family and spend time at the lake all year round. Throughout her life, she enjoyed playing her harp, taking voice lessons, playing games, water skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, and she loved to dance. In 2010, Kayleigh met her boyfriend, Paul Tschuschba. She loved to spend time with Paul and his wonderful family. Their love will continue forever. Kayleigh loved God and was always willing to share her faith. Her love for God not only came through the words she spoke, but through her daily actions. Kayleigh was eager to lend a hand to people, was always there to help, and enjoyed talking with everyone. In the summer of 2010, she worked with the homeless on the streets of Vancouver where her instinctive ability to reach out to those in need shone. Kayleigh also loved to put together and deliver hampers to Brandon families at Christmas. Kayleigh treasured life and always said "I love you" as she gave out her hugs. She blessed those around her with genuine compassion and understanding. Kayleigh wanted to change the world and make it a better place for everyone. A Celebration of Kayleigh's Life was held at Central United Church on July 9, 2011. Pastor Joel Klemick of The Gate Church Community officiated. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kayleigh may be made to the Youth for Christ Westman Literacy Centre, 1228 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A0L9, or online at www.yfc.ca.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BEWER: Rudy Bewer, beloved husband of Jessie and loving father of Aryn and Marnie (Pat), passed away at Virden Health Centre on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the age of 79 years. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Virden Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9 with Reverend Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Brandon Humane Society in memory of Rudy.
Email messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ANDRIES: In loving memory of Alice Agnes Andries, beloved wife of the late Valere Andries, mother to Donna (Bob) Stovin. Alice died on August 3, 2011 at the Bren Del Win Lodge in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 95. Mass will be held on Tuesday August 9, 2011 St. Antoninus Catholic Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alice may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.com. Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba.
ASHBEE: Phyllis May Ashbee, beloved wife of Rev. Ronald Ashbee and dear mother to Phyllis, Beverley and Bill, passed away at Fairview Home on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 10:00 am. Viewing will be held at the church prior to the ceremony. Pastor Mike Davis and Pastor Bill Ashbee will officiate. Interment will be in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of May to the Circle Square Ranch, P.O. Box 99, Austin, Manitoba, R0H 0C0. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STONEHOUSE: Frank Stonehouse, beloved husband of Frances and loving father of Sandra, Janis and Darwin, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at Elkwood Manor on Monday, August 1, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, August 6th with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Elkwood Manor Auxiliary in memory of Frank.
Email messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
RAYNOR: William (Bill) Raynor of Brandon, passed away in Westlock, Alberta on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the age of 76 years. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 727-0694.
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