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PRINCE: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Russell James Prince on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre at the age of 68 years. An All Night Wake Service will be held at the Brandon Friendship Center on April 9, 2013 at 205 College Avenue. A funeral service will be held on April 10, 2013 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street at 10:00 a.m. and burial to follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
NUNNS: Ellen Nunns of Brandon, beloved mother of Carl (Barb,) Iris Nunns and Garry (Barb,) passed away as a result of a heart attack at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A time of visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ellen may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 327- 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. R7A 3E5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MASON: Mrs. Gertie Mason of Melita passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the age of 105. Gertie was predeceased by her parents Rueben and Eva Underhill, son Sam, sisters Pearl and Ethyl and brother Wes. She is survived by son Barrie of Langley, BC.; daughter Barb (Kim) Rach of Winnipeg; daughter-in-law Irene Mason of Melita; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held from the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating. Interment at the Melita Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Gertie may be made to the Melita Palliative Care Fund, Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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KRYNSKI: Stanley Krynski, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Assiniboine Centre after a long battle with cancer at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Olga; sons, Andrew, Albert (Laurie,) daughter Joanna (Jay) and grandchildren Emily, Danika, Aidyn, Olivia and Andrea. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Special thanks to the staff on the second floor of the Brandon Regional Health Centre and to the staff on the third floor of the Assiniboine Centre, chronic care and palliative care units. At the request of the family, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a local charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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JOHNS: Kathrine Kay Johns. Kay peacefully passed away on April 4, 2013, at the age of 77 years. Kay was born in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, to parents Helena and Daniel Penner. She was the youngest of eight children, and was raised in Gretna, Manitoba, before moving to Winnipeg as a young adult. In Winnipeg, she met Mansur Johns, and together they had daughters Michele and Candice. After having children, Kay worked for 28 years as a Nurses Aid at the St. Amant Centre. In her retirement, Kay continued her devotion to caring for others, and continued as a nanny to several families until her illness in fall of 2012. Though no longer married, Kay and Manny remained close, and frequently travelled together to visit their daughters and grandchildren. Kay is survived by her sister Ruth of Virden, Manitoba, daughters Michele (Glen) Daniel living in Toronto, and Candice (Derek) Cullen, living in Brandon. Kay was a proud grandmother to her four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Reece, Alexa and Ava. Kay had a flair for style and crafts, and always looked her best. She loved to decorate and keep up her condo in style. She loved to spoil her grandchildren, knitting for them or showering them with love and gifts. Kay was a great cook and loved to entertain family at home, always ready with baking or a treat for the kids. Unfortunately, Kay was stricken by brain cancer in fall of 2012, but she never complained, and maintained her sense of humor, positive outlook and brave face for family throughout. She spent her last months living with family in Brandon, until moving to palliative care. She passed away peacefully, with both daughters at her side. The family was grateful for the care and support of the tremendous and caring staff on the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Center in Brandon, and would like to thank Drs.Visser, Kaiser and Butler for their care for Kay, and their friendship along the way. Kay is interred at Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivary Blvd, Winnipeg. At Kays request, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HUTSAL: Evelyn Hutsal (nee Gushe) Born July 27, 1923 Died April 7, 2013. Evelyn Hutsal died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday evening April 7, 2013 at West Park Manor. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1998, her father Leonard, mother Mary, brother Dan, and sister Irene. She is survived by her children Michael and Gisele Hutsal (Frances and Mark), Gregory and Valerie Hutsal (Carmen and Alexa), Ted Hutsal, Jocelyn and Brent VanKoughnet (Joel and Katie), Janice and Brent Young (Brandon and Steven); by sister Margaret Ciekiewicz and sister-in-law Ethyle (Gushe) Lamb. Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba, or West Park Manor. Longer notice to follow.
ROBLESKY: Jessie Ann Roblesky of Brandon, beloved mother of Richard, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 81 years. A graveside service for Jessie will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jessie may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BEARS: Jeanne C. Bears (Nee Bilinski) 1930-2013. Jeanne passed quietly away Thursday morning April 4th at her home with her husband and best friend Dave of 52 plus years at her side. Jeanne was predeceased by her older brother John in 2007, dear friend Margaret Carter in 2012, childhood pal Rita Prust in 2006, and Aunt Pat Hayden in 2009. She is survived by sister-in-law Kathy Bilinski, and her nieces and nephews along with their children. Andy Bilinski (Emma) Hannah and Marshall. Jeanne Lushaw (Murray), Tanner, Connor and Miranda. Darren Bilinski. Jody Hesse (Brad) Marian, Alice and Charlie. Jeanne known to them as AJ loved them all intensely. She is also survived by very close friends Les Coates and his mother Mary, Alice and George Cramer, Marion Yaromy, Louise and Rorie MacDonald and Madge Barker. Jeanne loved to travel, enjoying visits all over Canada, southern USA, Alaska, Caribbean, and Central America by ship, plane and particularly by car. She always felt the best part of any trip was coming home. Jeannes greatest passion outside of her family was her house and garden. We wish to express our sincere thanks to all her health care providers at Grace Cancer Care, Health Sciences Center Kidney Unit and Corydon Primary Care. Doctors Pat Harris, James Zachorias, Ray Singer and a very special Thank You to Jane MacDonald, Nurse Practitioner, whose care and compassion have been without bounds! At Jeannes request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday April 10th at 2: 00 p.m, at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Winnipeg MB. Stories and Remembrances of Jeanne will be shared at 2:30 p.m. No flowers please. If you wish to make a donation to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg MB, or a charity of your choice, Jeanne would thank you. Thomson In The Park 204-925-1120. Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
HOWES: Doug Howes, formerly of Brandon, passed away March 29, 2013 in Sarnia, ON. He is survived by his Mother Millie Mckerracher and brother Wayne Mckerracher of Sarnia; his children Donna, Rod (Lisa), and Brad (Teresa), all of Calgary, AB; and 5 grandchildren Justin, Courtney, Taylor, Stepheny, and Ben.
McGREGOR: Robert Donald McGregor, beloved husband of Margaret McGregor passed away with his family by his side on March 13, 2013 at the age of 80. Bob was born to the late Norman and Estelle (Spence) McGregor, September 17th, 1932 on the family farm. After attending Hernefield and Waskada Schools, he worked in the oil patch for several years. In 1958, he married Margaret Brown of Regent and began his farming career. With his strong work ethic he continued to farm with his brother and son until this past fall. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret, eldest son: Ian (Dolores), children Paul, Blair, and Martine; son Norm (Donna), children Mallory (Lance) and Jillian; and youngest son Ryan. Brothers: Les and George (Charlotte). Brother-in -law: Murray (Shirley) Brown. Nephews: Scott (Azeb), Jim, Keith, and niece Michelle. Bob had a passion for farming, family and hunting. He looked forward to his coffee outings where many jokes and stories were told. Bob and Margaret enjoyed many summers camping at Mouse River where they made life long friends. A private interment was held at Waskada Cemetery on Monday, March 18th followed by a memorial gathering at 2:30 in the Waskada Community Hall. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Bobs memory to the Canadian Cancer Society at 415 1st St Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
Gone yet not forgotten,Although we are apart,Your spirit lives within us,Forever in our heart.
MAYBERRY: Olive Mayberry, beloved wife of the Late Sam Mayberry, passed away at the Reston Health Centre on Sunday; March 31, 2013, just two days before her 90th birthday. Olive was born on April 2, 1923 at Wapella, Saskatchewan to Asa and Letitia (Johnston) Edwards. She got her education at a country school near Wapella, then left home at the age of 16 to make her own living. Olive worked at several jobs over the years, at Moosomin, Regina, Leamington, Ontario, Virden and lastly at her hometown Post Office. She married Sam Mayberry on July 25th, 1966 and they lived on the Mayberry farm in the Pipestone area until 1976 when they moved into their home in Reston. Olive was very proud of her home and took great care in her homemaking and caring for what she had. She enjoyed playing golf, visiting friends and going for drives in the countryside. She was a good friend to all her family and enjoyed visiting them whenever she could. Olive was predeceased by her parents, her husband Sam, six sisters and four brothers, two nephews and two nieces. She leaves to mourn two brothers, Bill (Evelyn) of Bassano, Alberta and Clarence (Joyce) of Montreal as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday; April 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Reston United Church with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Olive.
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FLOYD: The untimely death of David William Floyd occurred March 2, 2013. William was born April 9, 1965 and took his schooling at Sooke, B.C. William was a gentle and kind person with a love for the outdoors, all animals and had many friends. He had extensive experience in culinary arts taking his training in Montana and California. He returned to Canada following an unfortunate accident and as his health declined he worked as a volunteer cook/kitchen helper at the Gathering Place, a drop-in center for people in downtown Vancouver. William is survived by his mother Patricia Floyd, Burnaby, B.C. his father Jack Floyd, Salmo, B.C. brother Glenn, sister Roseanne Paul (Issac) and favorite Aunt and Uncle Julie and Erle Duncan with whom he spent summer holidays at their farm in Chater, MB. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. If friends desire donations to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St. East or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
DUNCAN: Gordon Bruce (Butch) Duncan, February 22, 1947 March 17, 2013. Butch is what most people knew him by. But he was much much more than that. He was a Partner to a very special lady a Dad to two sons .a Son to his mom and a Brother. He was a proud Grandpa to eight amazing kids, a Friend to many and Uncle Butch to many more. Butch was born in Moose Jaw in 1947, to Aut and Myrla Duncan. His dad called him Butch from the second he was born. The name Gordon was a brother of his dad's who has passed at an early age. He lived in Castle Point for a short time then moved to Carberry in 1953. He received his schooling there and also attended the United Church where he went to Sunday School and High C. In school he played football and basketball and later in life played, coached and umpired baseball. He was told in no uncertain terms he should get glasses, that he was missing the game. He actually got glasses and the game improved immensely!! He decided on a career in plumbing and began his apprenticeship with Ed Bowley and continued his trade until he retired in 2012. Butch applied his trade in many places over the years including Thompson, Gilliam, Winnipeg, Brandon and Strathclair. Butch was instrumental in getting the Carberry Golf course off the ground. Building, painting, plumbing, clearing and lot of stories in between. He was most happy on the shores of Salt Lake, where he quickly became part of the community. Shirl and Butch had duck hunters from Wisconsin living in the back yard (complete with hunting cabin that Butch had built) and campers living by the lake (complete with hookups.) It was one big happy family down by the lake where good food and many stories and laughter was had. Trips to Wisconsin were returned, where Butch and Shirl stayed at the Flying Eagle resort. Many other winter trips became a must. Most visited was Mexico but also included Australia, Jamaica, and the southern states. Lake experiences including the making of a dock, acquisition of a pontoon boat, and a sea-doo. All the toys were enjoyed by all who visited, especially the grandkids. He became a member of the local Old Iron Club in Strathclair. Fair time saw him selling home-made ice cream and popcorn on their behalf. He also became a regular at the Drop-In Centre in town for coffee every morning. There he became known for his 'stories', teasing and 'embellishments.' He was a big man with a bigger heart who lived every moment to the fullest. We say farewell to him with the knowledge that whenever a few of his friends or family get together there will be a "remember when ." and a Butch story will follow. Butch's passing has left a huge hole in our hearts. Butch was predeceased by his dad Austin Reid in 1987. Butch will be lovingly remembered by his family, extended family, aunts, uncles, and many many friends.Missing him most will be partner Shirley English; daughter Shari, husband Al, Shania and Matthew Baraniuk; son Derek, wife Nicole, Sienna and Grayson English; daughter Deborah. Gordie's mom, Myrla Duncan. In 1969 he married Elsie Balcuinas and from that union two sons were born. Son Tremelle, Rhonda Ritcher, Tyler and Jordyn. Son Brett, wife Linda, Barrett and Carter; sister Shirley Meyers, husband Richard; niece Ashlyn, husband Christian and Cayden Bohonos; niece Shalya Meyers and Michael. Funeral services were taken care of by Rae's Funeral Home in Shoal Lake. Minister was Peggy Reid. Services were at United Church in Carberry on March 26, 2013.
Death comes for us all; even at our birth even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.PEPPER: Dr Evan Harold, 1927-2013. Our father, Evan Pepper, died peacefully on March 27, 2013, surrounded by his daughters. He is survived by his children Mary, Julie (Ray), Perpetua (Jim), Jane (Mark) and David (Michael); grandchildren Tony (Jackie), Jason, Marita (Luke), Lauren, Claire (Nick), Stefan (Deneen), Tristan and great-grandson Carter. He is also survived by his wife Bozenna and her family, sister-in-law Judy, and numerous nieces and nephews from Michigan. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Evan and Inez Pepper, his first wife Marie (nee Poznanski), his son Damien, his sisters Mary (Meme) Pepper and Ellen (and Joe) Callahan, brother Robert and son-in-law Bob Kosta. At Evans request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Evans memory to Fred Douglas Society, 1275 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 0B8.www.freddouglassociety.com or to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, 260 Spadina Ave, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M5T 2E4, email@example.com.The family invites you to share your memories about Evan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAMBERS: The family sadly announces that Clifford Chambers passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 with his beloved wife Alice and his daughter Darlene by his side. Clifford was born in Yorkshire England on May 22, 1921. At the young age of four, Dad travelled to Canada by boat with his parents, Joseph and Mary Chambers along with his brothers Lawrence and Sidney, and sister Olive with the hope of a greater life here in Canada. They originally settled in the Orangeville district and then later to a farm in the Pine Creek area in Manitoba. Dad joined the army in 1942 and due to being ill with rheumatic fever was honorably discharged several months later, which was a huge disappointment as he wanted to see service overseas in England where he was born. Dad met the love of his life, Alice Anderson in 1946 and he and Mom were married on January 22, 1947. Dad and Mom farmed in the Pine Creek area in the early years of their marriage and later Dad worked at Campbell Soup Company in Portage la Prairie until his retirement. In 1962 they moved to Austin and lived there until they moved to Brandon in 2000. In his younger years, Dad was an avid curler and Mom and the older kids would go to the rink to watch him. He loved the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, and especially camping. Every summer, Dad and Mom would load four or five kids in the car and travel west, camping in a tent throughout the mountains for three weeks at a time. We as a family were able to experience the exquisite beauty and peaceful wonderment of nature in Banff, Jasper and the Rocky Mountains before they became commercialized. As kids we all remember the fun times, eating in the cook kitchens in Banff, watching the bears and mountain goats, setting the tent up in the rain, making snowballs in July high up in the mountains, stopping at the Calgary Stampede for a few days every year as we travelled west, picking fruit in the Okanagan Valley, walking the paths in Stanley Park, visiting so many museums and places of interest throughout Canada and the United States. Much to Mom's dismay at times, Dad loved to travel the back roads in the other provinces in order to see absolutely everything. Mom and Dad also made two trips up the Alaska Highway in their camper van to Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Expo in Vancouver was a wonderful trip for them as well as the trip to Niagara Falls. In 1987, Mom and Dad were thrilled to spend a month in England and Scotland, seeing the sights of London and staying with his cousin Nellie Thornton and her family in Yorkshire, visiting the place where he was born and where his parents and relatives lived. A few years later, Dad and Mom took a second trip to England, taking in even more sights and visiting with Nellie and other family members. Dad certainly enjoyed the English fish and chips wrapped in newspaper. In June of 2006, we celebrated Dad and Mom's upcoming 60th wedding anniversary with a huge family reunion in which all of their children attended along with most grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad loved his seven children dearly and was a wonderful grandpa to sixteen grandchildren and a great grandpa to 30 great grandchildren. In Austin, Dad took great pride in his yard and garden and produced a great garden every year. His raspberries bushes and fruit trees always did so well. Dad spent hundreds of hours riding his motorcycle, his snowmobiles and his four wheeler with his family and friends. He even rode his snowmobile and four wheeler until 87 years of age. He was one of the original founders of the Austin Snowmobile Club, was very active in the Canadian Order of Foresters and the Austin Leisure Centre. He loved his life in a small town and was very mechanically inclined so many brought their rototillers and lawn mowers to him to be repaired. Dad could fix anything. Dad also restored a couple of antique Model T's and loved scouting the countryside looking for parts. Upon retirement Dad worked helping a farmer in the spring and fall and later with a potato farmer driving a truck. He spent his retirement helping his kids with various projects, gardening, travelling and woodworking in his shop. He enjoyed making lawn furniture, log cabin clocks, fern stands, wheel planters, etc. In 2000, Dad and Mom decided it was time to move to Brandon to be closer to good medical care and to get away from the hard work of taking care of a large yard. They enjoyed their apartment and living at Lion's Manor where they made many new friends and were able to take part in the many activities there. Dad enjoyed the bean ball toss and shuffleboard tournaments, the pancake breakfasts, the Wednesday noon meals, the Friday dinner and dances and especially playing whist and cribbage a couple of nights a week. In July of 2012, Dad and Mom moved into Fairview Personal Care Home where he no longer had to do household chores and could let someone else do all of the work. Special thanks to the staff of Fairview Home for the loving care that they gave Dad. Clifford is lovingly remembered by Alice, his loving wife of 66 years and his children: Gary (Rita); Gayle (Paul Ham); Merlin (Debbie); Darlene (Ken North); Doug (Melody); Joann (Grant Calvert). He leaves to cherish his memory: sixteen grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters in law Rosnah Chambers, Nellie Nelson, June Smith and brother in law Melford Smith. He was predeceased by his son Rick; parents Joseph and Mary Chambers; his brothers Sidney and Lawrence and his sister Olive; parents in law Charlie and Alma Anderson; brothers in law Carl Anderson, Norman Schneider, Jack Nelson and Nick Kowalchuk; sisters in law Ruth Hanna and Ella Kowalchuk as well as several aunts and uncles. In keeping with Dad's wishes, a private family graveside service and interment will be held in July, 2013 at the Austin Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Clarkes Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.
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