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OLVER: Passed away at the Selkirk & District General Hospital on Thursday May 30, 2013 at the age of 89 years, Twila Fern Olver (nee Emberly) of Selkirk MB, widow of the late David Olver, formerly of Glenboro & Ninette MB. Twila leaves to mourn her passing sons Dan (Judy) of Edmonton, AB, Robert (Kimberly) of St. Andrews, MB, Ron (Laurie) of St. Francis Xavier, MB, daughter Audrey (Ernest) Fielding of Edmonton, AB, grandchildren Jason, Cara, Andrew, Lindsay and Delaney. Also left to mourn Twila’s passing are her brothers Lorne and Glenn Emberly, Marlene Ovelson (Richard) and Joyce White, and sisters-in-law Verna and Anne Emberly. Twila was predeceased by her husband David Olver (2002), parents Harvey and Alice (nee Slessor) Emberly, brothers Eldon, Bruce, Keith and Harold Emberly, sisters-in-law June and Marion Emberly, and brother-in-law Leonard White. Funeral Services will be held on Friday June 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB with Pastor Harry Friesen officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, donations may be made in Twila’s Memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made atwww.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. (204)-827-2480.
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BIBIANE MANN PETERS/ TOURIGNY, April 17, 1915 – May 30, 2013. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Bibiane (Vivian) Mann on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Rivereast Personal Care Home at the age of 98 years. Left to cherish Bibiane’s memories are her son Lloyd Peters of Osoyoos, BC; daughter Stella Moyen (George) of Winnipeg; grandchildren Neil Moyen (Mellissa) of Winnipeg, Debra Hanenburg (Eric) of Lynden, WA, Barb Moyen of Toronto, Patrick (Trish) Heather of Medicine Hat, AB; great- grandchildren Christopher and Matthew Moyen, and Liam and Eli Hanenburg; sister Juliette Noels (George), Victoria, BC. She was predeceased by her parents Eloi and Anna Tourigny of Wolseley, SK; husbands Aime Isabel of Wolsely, SK, Angus Peters of Redvers, SK, Bert Mann of Brandon, MB; son Ronald Peters; six brothers and 5 sisters. Mom was born in Wolsely, SK. She was the 11th child of a family of 13. Funeral Liturgy will be Celebrated on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 710 Roanoke Street, Transcona, MB. The family would like express their appreciation to the staff on Faith Lane at Rivereast Personal Care Home for their loving care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bibiane’s name to the Lupus Society of Manitoba, 105-386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3X 1G2.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, is in care of arrangements 204 – 586 – 8668,
wojciksfuneralchapel.com.
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STEELE: Marie Lillian Steele (nee Arran). It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of a loving wife, mother & grandmother (great), Marie Lillian Steele (nee Arran), of Glenboro MB. in the Glenboro Health Centre on Saturday May 18, 2013 at the age of 79 years following a brief and courageous battle with cancer, her spirit and sense of humor staying with her till the end. Born on May 3, 1934 in Treesbank MB, Marie was the daughter of the late (Jack) Abraham Asquith & Mary Esther (Dolly) Arran.  She married George ‘Donald’ Steele on July 26, 1958 and resided on the Steele home farm southwest of Glenboro until her passing. Together they ran a mixed farming operation of beef & grain and raised their 2 children.  Up to 1977 she worked outside the family farm as an evening MTS operator until Glenboro finally went to dial. She was very active in her community with the Hawkins Hustlers, the Ag. Society, the United Church and other various volunteer committees. She will be remembered for the love of her family, her generous heart, her baking, her frankness & sense of humor. Left to cherish her memories, Marie leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Don, daughter Kim & son-in-law Rod Shewfelt of Winnipeg, son Jim & daughter -in-law Jackie of Glenboro, grandchildren Trish (Trevor) Kawka, Mathew (Tricia) Shewfelt, Trevor (Claudia) Steele, Jenny Steele; five great grandchildren Liam, Ivy, Nathan, Amy & Maxxine; five brothers & sisters, Bob (Dorothy) Arran of Binscarth, June (Herb) Nordman of Cypress River, Jack (Phyllis) Arran of Beausejour, Bill (Dianne) Arran of Winnipeg Dorothy (Keith) Vrooman of Killarney as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Marie was predeceased by her parents (Jack) Abraham Asquith & Mary Esther (Dolly) Arran, sister Bea King, brother-in-law Clyde King & by sister-in-law Donna Arran. A Celebration of Marie’s life was held on Thursday May 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall with Sharon Hamilton officiating. A Family interment took place at the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Marie’s memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro MB, R0K 0X0 or to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. 
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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SMITH: Dorothy “Dot” Christena Smith (nee Moore), reunited with her soul mate the late Lloyd Smith, on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Dot was born in Carlyle, Saskatchewan on November 27, 1942. Brandon became her home when she met Lloyd Smith. For all whom knew Dot and Lloyd could see their unique bond of everlasting love and special friendship. On February 8, 1964, Dot and Lloyd were married, later they started their family. Dot was a stay at home mom until her children were grown, she then got a job working in Safeway and Sobeys as a Demo rep. She met lots of staff and customers that became her friends. Left behind to carry on Dot’s memories are her daughter Christa (Brian) Harness, son Cory Smith; grandsons Jay and Travis Harness; her sisters: Lila (Bill) Gregor, Lorna (Alex) Lockhart, Della (Jim) Ballingall, Barb (Steve) Babiak and brother Gord (Linda) Moore; sister-in-law Joyce Porterfield (Bill) widow of Dot’s late brother Lewie. Her many surviving brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, nieces and nephews are greatly saddened by her passing. Dot’s priority was her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her grandsons, Jay and Travis brought joy into her life, Dot and her grandkids did everything together from catching frogs and falling into the pond to cheering the boys on during their sporting activities. Dot enjoyed her afternoon outings with her sister Della and going to McDonald’s in the evening for coffee with her sister and brother-in-law Dotty and Danny Gayowsky. Special thanks to all the health care staff on the third floor of the Assiniboine Centre. Respecting Dot’s wishes there will be no formal ceremony held, her cremated remains will be interred at the Brandon Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
Forever missed ~ Never forgotten ~ Always Loved
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ROSS: Peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Alan Alexander Ross passed away at the Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers, Manitoba at the age of 88 years. Born January 31, 1925, Alan was the second eldest of five children born to Alex and Hannah (Baily) Ross, on his father’s homestead near Neville, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Hannah; wife Cecelia Ross (Dunn), and sister Marjorie McIntyre. Alan is survived by his four children: Gavin of Vancouver, BC, Merlin (Leslie) of White Rock, BC, Ina (Russell) of Brandon, Manitoba, and Scott (Deanna) of Winnipeg, Manitoba; four grandchildren: Ariel and Amelia (Merlin), and Callum and Keely (Scott) as well as three siblings; Mary Ross of Rivers, Manitoba; James Ross (Betty, deceased) of Calgary, Alberta; and Shirley Hunt (Fred) of Oak Lake, Manitoba. Alan married Cecelia Eileen Dunn on April 6, 1950 in Brandon, MB, with attendants Marg Riddick (Ford) and Les Dyer. From a very early age, Alan worked with his hands. He worked on a wide variety of projects, including, but not limited to the building of many roads in Western Manitoba; a lumber yard near Tisdale, Saskatchewan; working as a heavy equipment mechanic with gravel crushing companies, and automotive repair at Crosstown Tempo, Rivers. But most of the 1960s and 1970s, Alan and Cecelia owned a mixed farm near Bradwardine, Manitoba. Alan’s ingenuity often solved many challenges his careers brought him. Many people have commented on Alan’s ability to repair pretty much everything from a lawn mower to a large D8 Cat dozer. Alan knew people far and wide, due to his variety of interests. In his retirement, Alan rekindled his interest in horses, and owned several purebred Arabian horses. Clearly Alan did not have an easy life. Instead we choose to celebrate the Alan Ross who would help pretty much anyone. Special thanks to Riverdale Personal Care home staff, for their ongoing care; Palliative Care Volunteers; and Celina Ross, for going above and beyond to ensure Alan’s last while was as good as it could possibly be. Memorial Service will take place at Rivers United Church, 339 Main Street, Rivers, Manitoba on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Riverdale Health Services District Foundation Inc., Box 222, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0, Rivers United Church, Box 444, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 or Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 3rd Floor, 1031 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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KOENSGEN: Mary Koensgen (Kasik) was born in Hungary on December 21, 1919. She immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1926 and moved to Plumas MB, where she spent most of her "growing up years." She spent the war years in Fort Erie, Ontario. Following the war, she moved to Winnipeg, where she married Felix Koensgen on May 10, 1947. They were blessed with 3 children, Stuart, Neill and Shelley. The family moved to Boissevain in 1960 where Felix taught school. In 1965, the family moved to Brandon where Mary resided until her passing in 2013. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church since 1965. Mary was predeceased by her parents, her brother, John and her husband, Felix in 1999. Mary loved to garden and was blessed with a green thumb - everything she planted thrived and people came to view her beautiful clematis. She loved to do crafts and there was not much she could not make. Mary also loved animals, and the house always had a critter or two living there. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by many family members: Stuart (Susan) and children Jonathon (Christie), Jeremy, Joseph and Jay; Neill (Brenda) and children Jackie (Joel), Jeffrey (Kerri) and great grandchildren Zane and Nova, step granddaughter Tracey (Lorne); Shelley (Galen) and children Ryan (Leanne), Lyndsey (Aaron) and great grandchildren Brooklynn and Liam. Pallbearers were the family. A family service to celebrate Mary's life was held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon cemetery. Friends and family who wish to make a donation in Mary's memory may do so to the Brandon Humane Society or to Grace Lutheran Church.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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JOHNSON: Carl Sigurjon Johnson. Carl “Ticker” Johnson, beloved husband of Coreen, of Baldur, MB passed away at the Baldur Manor in Baldur, MB on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Carl leaves to mourn his passing his wife Coreen (nee Scott), of Baldur, MB, daughter Carleen (Glen) Hamilton of Glenboro, MB, son Gregory (Penny) Johnson of Baldur, MB, grandchildren Larissa, Jennalee, Joshua and Aislynne, brother Bob (Sue) Scott, sisters-in-law Myrna Williams, Shirley Scott and Sis Johnson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Carl was predeceased by two sons, Douglas and Trevor, his parents, Siggi & Sigga (nee Anderson) Johnson, Brother Skuli Johnson, father & mother-in-law Ivan & Rina Scott, and brothers-in-law Harold Williams and Raymond Scott. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Grund Lutheran Church, with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Private Family Interment in Baldur Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Carl’s memory to Grund Lutheran Church, c/o Don Gudnason, Baldur, MB R0K 0B0, or to the R.M. of Argyle (Baldur Health Centre Fund or Baldur Memorial Hall designation) Box 40, Baldur, MB R0K 0B0.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
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HRYSAK: Eva Sytnyk was born on December 5, 1926 near Oakburn, MB to Hnat and Mary Sytnyk. She was the youngest of seven born to the couple, who later added an adopted son to the family. Eva married Matt Hrysak on Vista, MB in October, 1948. She was a hard working farm wife, well known for her excellent cooking, gardening, and canning skills. They had two children Delmar born in 1954 and Donna in 1959. They lived on the farm until 1974 when they moved to Minnedosa where Matt worked at Morris Industries and Eva was employed at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home for several years. Always a happy, hard-working person, Eva was well liked at work and in the community. Her caring, generous nature made her an excellent mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. She has 4 grandchildren, and was very pleased to become a great Baba with the arrival of two great-grandsons. Eva was predeceased by her parents, husband Matt in 1991, brothers Pete, Tom, Joe, Mike, sister Lena and several brothers and sister in-laws. She is survived by son Delmar and wife Karen, daughter Donna Usick and husband Lyle. Four grandchildren Ryan (fiancee Kristin Taman), Chad & Shawna Hrysak and Rachel Usick, all of Winnipeg and 2 great grandsons Jaxyn (5) and Jett Hrysak (1). Sister Phyllis Tutkaluk of Shoal Lake, brother Alex (Pat) of Newport Beach, Calif., sister-in-laws Sophie Sytnyk, Nettie Hrysak of Shoal Lake, Margaret Verbowski of Rossburn, Stella Kwiatkowski of Winnipeg, and Ann Waytowich of Brandon, MB. Eva was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed, although she leaves many wonderful memoires of a life well lived. Her 86 years were a blessing, as she was an almost 40 year breast cancer survivor. Funeral service was held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minnedosa, MB with interment following in the Minnedosa Cemetery, with Fr. Emil Kardasinec officiating. Pallbearers were grandchildren Ryan, Chad and Shawna Hrysak, niece Julie Tutkaluk and nephews Glen Sytnyk and Don Zubrack of Winnipeg; crossbearer was granddaughter Rachel Usick. Eulogy and memorial tribute was delivered by granddaughter Shawna Hrysak.
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DE ROO: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Laurie, on May 28, 2013. Remembered lovingly by his wife of thirty-eight years, Kathy, and children Andrea (Amanda), Aaron (Bryanne) and Justin (Aynsley). He is survived by his mother, Mary De Roo (nee Deruyck) and siblings Maureen Robinson, Rick (Shannon), Terry (Nancy) and Ken (Julie), mother-in-law, Kay Mosiuk, brothers-in-law, Mike (Sharon) Mosiuk, Pat (Sheila) Mosiuk, sisters-in-law Sandra (Denis) Lesage and Kristine (Brian) Carter. Laurie was predeceased by his father, Morris, brother, Dennis, sister-in-law, Yvonne (nee Belot), brother -in-law, Bill Robinson and father-in-law, Mike Mosiuk. Laurie’s first priority was always to his family and friends. In his youth, he was a gifted hockey player and kept his passion for the sport throughout his life. He loved his dogs, music, photography and was an avid golfer. Laurie worked in a lab at Simplot Chemicals, started his own plumbing and heating business, and later worked with Manitoba Government Services. Cremation will take place with Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Laurie may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CRAIG: On Friday, May 24th, 2013 at the Assiniboine Center, Frederick “Fred” William Craig passed away peacefully surrounded by family, with one last smile on his face. Fred was born into a family of thirteen in McCreary, Manitoba to Richard & Bertha Craig on October 14, 1932. He moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba after obtaining his Electrician’s Ticket, where he met & married the love of his life, Dora (nee Gauthier) on June 4th, 1955. While there, they had two daughters before the family moved to Carberry, Manitoba where Fred was employed at Carnation Foods. He changed jobs several times over the years, always striving to improve his & his family’s lives. Fred obtained the position of Maintenance Supervisor at Canadian Oxy where he remained until his retirement in 1987. He then tried his hand in the foam insulation business, which he later sold. Never one to sit idle, he continued to keep himself busy as a “jack-of-all-trades” handyman and could usually be found tinkering in the garage. A gypsy at heart, he & Dora enjoyed several trips to visit family, which took them to Arizona as well as Mississippi. In 2011, Fred was diagnosed with lung cancer and after receiving radiation treatments to beat the disease, dementia had slowly set in, sending him into the Assiniboine Center in late March. His body developed an infection & shortly thereafter was placed in palliative care where a round the clock vigil with the family began. He was blessed with a family who loved him dearly: his wife, Dora; daughters Joann (Kerry) Moorehead & Susan (Jim) Andrey, and grandchildren Tyler Downey, Angela (Ray) Burgess, Joel Downey (Mira Culen), Aubrey Andrey (Nico Arellano) & Katelynn Downey. He also leaves to mourn two sisters, Jane Hughson & Merle (Ross) Dingwall as well as many nieces & nephews. Always supportive, Fred was a man who believed that family came first. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 with Rev. Fr. Jorge Mante, Celebrant. Interment followed at Brandon Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Assiniboine Center for the care and compassion Fred and the family received. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Fred may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba – Westman Region, Unit 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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CHAMBERS: Lydia Annie May Chambers (nee Price) passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Lydia was born on March 12, 1919, and raised in the small Saskatchewan town of Arcola. As a young adult, she moved to Brandon, Manitoba, which became her life-long home. Lydia was predeceased by her loving husband Harry and son Wayne. She is survived by her son Brian and grandson Mark (Jordan); daughter-in-law Vickie and grandchildren Michelle, Alicia, Regan and Hillary. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the warm and caring staff of Dinsdale Personal Care Home. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1R8, would be greatly appreciated.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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BARRETT: Wilbur Charles (Bud). It is with sadness that we announce his passing, peacefully in his sleep on May 7, 2013 at the Hamiota District Health Centre. Dad was born in Lenore, Manitoba on December 28, 1920. He grew up in the Rapid City area. During the war Dad served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot, something he was very proud of throughout his life. While in England he met and married Joan Wilson. At the end of the war Dad returned to Canada, followed by Mum and 3 month old Aston. They made their home in Miniota, where Dad worked with his brother Bill at the General Store, and later Forsyths Grocery until he began work at the Post Office. He transferred to Rivers where he was Post Master for many years - a total of 31 years. Dad loved sports of all kinds and right up to his passing was interested to know both the hockey playoff and baseball stats. Dad loved curling and especially enjoyed the Postal Curling where he met up with all his friends traveling all over the country. He spent much time traveling both in Canada and the United States. He also loved to fish and golf. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Eleanor, step-mother and lifetime friend Lorraine, his loving wife Joan, brothers Wilf and Bill (Evelyn), sisters Elsie (Len Bryant), Mabel (Jack Stewart), Evelyn (Gordon Finley), Ethel (Warren Robinson) and Muriel (Reg Bryant). He will be missed by son Aston (Gill), granddaughters, Jennifer (Lloyd), Carla (Rod), great-grandchildren, Nylah and Callie. He will also be missed by Chris (Shawna), Danna, Alexis, Larz, Rob, Trinity, Vincent, Stevie and Delilah, and numerous nieces and nephews. We thank everyone who has helped Dad out and made it possible to stay at his own home until recently, especially, Marlene, Jaime, Lisa and Tamara. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Brandon R.H.C. and Hamiota Hospital for their wonderful care of Dad during his recent stays. We celebrated Dad’s life at a lovely service on May 13th at Miniota Anglican Church. Many thanks to all who attended from near and far. Those who wish, may make a donation to a charity of their choice in memory of Bud.
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ARMSTRONG: Barrie (Barney) Gleason, passed away at his winter home at Pine to Palm Resort in Weslaco, Texas on January 9, 2013. Barrie was born May 8, 1934 on the farm at Cardale to Rae and Lena (Shaw) Armstrong, the seventh of ten children. With the exception of one year spent in Brandon at Ag school, he spent the next 65 years on the farm, working in partnership with his brother, Ron. Barrie married Diana Neal of Bradwardine in 1959. Together they raised four children until Diana's passing in 1985. He married Ethel Duncan in 1989. They remained on the farm until 2000 when they retired to Hamiota, spending their winters in Texas. Besides Ethel, Barrie is survived by his daughters Debbie (Dallis) Johns of Hamiota; Donna (Bryan) Smith of Rivers and sons Neal Armstrong of Lac du Bonnet, and Rae (Michele) Armstrong of Glenboro. He was "Grandpa Barney" to eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He will also be missed by two surviving sisters, Rose Fewings and Regina (Ed) Wingerter, both of B.C., many nieces and nephews, as well as Ethel's children - Kevin Duncan, Linda Robinson, Sue Anne Price, Nancy Strachan and their families. Dad was a 4-H member in his younger years and a 4-H leader later, played and coached hockey and baseball. He was an avid curler, being a member of the Oak River curling club for many years, winning a couple of club championships and a zone winner in 1973. He was also president of the rink board for a time. Dad enjoyed fishing and camping, especially happy hour around the campfire. He like to visit with people of all ages and was a regular at the coffee shop. A graveside service was held May 11, 2013 at Marney Cemetery with Elsie Dickenson officiating and a very fitting eulogy given by longtime friend and neighbor Garnet Hyndman. Grandson Bryce Paterson was urn bearer. Donations in Barrie's memory may be made to Oak River Rink Memorial Fund or a charity of choice. Rae's Funeral Service were in care of arrangements.
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ABEL: Verna Hope (December1st, 1927- May 14th, 2013). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Verna Abel on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, surrounded by the love of her family. Verna was born on the family farm ten miles south of Waskada, Manitoba, to parents, Samuel and Lucy Gibson. She obtained her education while attending three schools: Arthur, Lyleton and Waskada. She graduated as valedictorian of her Grade X11 class in Waskada. Verna left home to attend a psychiatric nursing program in Selkirk but chose to return to Deloraine to become a permit teacher in Mimosa where she taught grades one through nine. She also taught in the Waterloo school district. Verna married Alex Abel on December 30th, 1950, a very stormy winter day. They had a quick trip to the States for a honeymoon and returned to farm at the Abel homestead in the Cameron district. Even with four kids under her wing she found time and energy to care for everyone she met. She also drove a school van and taught Sunday School at Cameron and Minnedosa. She took an active part in all aspects of community and church life. She was a life member of the Minnedosa Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a founding member of Minnedosa Meals on Wheels. In true “Verna form” her devotion to this project continued beyond 20 years of service. When she wasn’t volunteering Verna enjoyed curling, dancing, playing cards, visiting and travelling. Verna was predeceased by her parents and five siblings: Harry, Fred, Lloyd, Annie and Jessie. She is remembered by her beloved husband, Alex, son Lloyd of Winnipeg, son Murray (Brenda) of Minnedosa, son Barry (Anne) of Kelowna, daughter Margaret (Clayton) of Cadurcis, fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Verna lived life to the fullest with her family and friends.
We’ll miss you!
Donations may be made in Verna’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Cancer Care Manitoba.
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SCHILTROTH: Grant W. Schiltroth of Reston, Manitoba, beloved husband of Nancy and loving father of Kurt, Kent and Kyle, and Bumpa to Keara, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba Monday; May 27, 2013 at the age of 61 years. Funeral services will be held from Reston Rec Plex, Reston, Manitoba Saturday; June 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Reston and Area Foundation or to the charity of your choice in memory of Grant.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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