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LEGUEE: Mark Kenneth Leguee passed away on April 23, 2013 in Minnedosa, Manitoba at the age of 61 years. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held on July 13, 2013 at the Stony Creek Smoker Bike Rally, at the Knights of Columbus Park, West of Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
JACKSON: Ross James “Jim” of Brandon and formerly of Dauphin and the Paulson area passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on June 28, 2013. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 5, 1951. His early life was spent in Dauphin and in the Paulson district. He had a number of jobs in early years, later completing courses to graduate as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 1982. He worked most recently at Westman Crisis Services. Jim loved his job and the people he worked with. He had many varied interests. Jim is survived by his wife Kelly, and children Chancey (Angela) Jackson, Sarah Jackson (Jean Marc Castagnet), Adam and Andrew Jackson. He was “Grumpa” to Zach, Davvelynn and Kynan. Jim was predeceased by his parents Rosco and Helen Jackson. “Today heaven gained another angel, and myself, I gained another guardian angel. To those who knew my dad, knew that he didn’t need to get his wings to be an angel. Throughout his much too short time here with us, he never denied someone in need. He was open arms to those who needed a hand. He had many different solutions to any problem and always had one hundred things on the go. He lived to help people at work and his personal time. All those people who felt they were able to live an extra day by his counsel are those to have a place to live by his aid, for all who have been blessed to have met him, for he was truly an angel. He passed away peacefully in his sleep today with his family around him. He is no longer in pain. I’m sure he is already horse trading and haggling with the others for the best cloud in the sky. A father is always a daughter’s first love; And I had the strongest, smartest, best first love! I love you daddy. Every day will be hard for a while. But you raised four fantastic children who can cope and stand on their own feet. We will be okay. You just rest now.” - Love Sarah Jackson“A great man lost his battle with cancer this weekend. A man I will always be proud to call my father, I can only hope to grow up to be half the man you were. Love now and forever; gone but never forgotten.”
- Adam Jackson.
Cremation has taken place. At Jim’s request there will be no funeral, but a celebration of his life; a barbeque will be held in his honor at Grand Valley Provincial Park. Date to be announced. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
IRELAND: With heavy hearts and great sadness the family of Robert (Bob) Joseph Richard Ireland announce his passing on July 1, 2013 after a brief struggle with ALS. We lost a loving husband, devoted father, brother and a friend. Bob will be missed by all who knew him and lovingly remembered by his wife, Maggie and amazing sons Nathan and Curtis; brothers Andy Ireland (Connie Allen) and Cameron Ireland (Leanne and Bentley), sister Stella Egan (Chad), sister-in-law Kristin Yaworski-Lowdon (Mark, Makayla, and Khloe), brother- in-law Kevin Jr. Yaworski (Tara and Presley); mother and father-in-law Bev and Kevin Yaworski, step mother Roxanne Ireland and numerous extended family and friends that were dear to his heart. He was predeceased by both of his parents Clifford and Alice. Bob was born in Winnipeg, September 22, 1960 and raised in Brandon, MB. He loved Brandon and was adamant to raise his family there. He has many life long friends who were just like family to him. Bob started his career with CP Rail in Brandon on July 15, 1985. He had a long and fulfilling career and was an avid lover of the railway. Traveling was part of Bob’s life and he enjoyed many new experiences with family and friends. He was the captain of his own boat and loved many outdoor activities such as boating, ski-dooing and ice fishing. Bob was a builder and a dreamer. He extended his skills to build a cabin at Sandy Lake, his current family home in Brandon and was recently planning on building his dream cabin and retirement home in Steep Rock, MB. Bob loved the lake and his vibrant personality attracted many new relationships. Bob will be remembered for many things. His big heart, sense of humor, and his way with words are a part of all who knew him. Family was his priority and watching his sons achieve and follow their dreams is important to him. His love for his sons, his kindness and compassion and willingness to go out of his way to help anyone in need were constants. He will be greatly missed and forever loved. A golden heart has stopped beating today. Hard working hands have been laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove that heaven only takes the best.A Celebration of Bob’s life was held at First Presbyterian Church on July 5, 2013 with The Rev. Dr. Dong Ha-Kim officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
With heavy hearts and profound sadness we announce the passing of Dad on June 27, 2013 at the Grandview Health Care Centre after a lengthy battle with cancer. Dad was a very positive person and kept this attitude up right until the very end. Dad was born in Trosa Sweden on April 9, 1934. Dad and his parents and two sisters immigrated to Canada in December 1951 when Dad was 17 years old. They came to Canada on a transatlantic voyage on the MS Stockholm. They initially lived in Lundar in a hunter’s log cabin with no electricity or running water however Dad talked so fondly of those times with the meals that Grandma cooked and the fun they had playing games and telling jokes. Dad became a Canadian citizen once in Canada and loved living in Canada but his heart always remained in Sweden. He adored his family very much and in the early days worked at any type of work no matter what in the worst weather to support his girls! He loved anything Swedish and especially his Volvo’s!! He was a “Swede” through and through! Dad’s ultimate passion was music and playing his accordion. He loved all kind of music but absolutely loved jazz music. Dad loved his yard, his garden and animals/nature. He loved his sweets and was known as the cookie monster. Dad thoroughly enjoyed coffee in the morning in the sun with Mom and of course a beer or two at happy hour!! Dad is survived by his wife Beverlee and his three daughters Shannon, Kim and Krista (Marc), his sister Yvonne (Eugene), sister Birgitta (Larry), and his grandchildren Jeremy, Courtney, Shalyn, Sara, Justin and Alysha and numerous nephews and nieces. Dad will be dearly missed by many close friends and the musical community which he greatly enriched. A celebration of Dad’s life will be held on July 27, 2013 at the Gilbert Plains Legion at 6:30 p.m. There will be an open mic and “Jam for Hans” that evening. All musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and partake in the celebration. In lieu of flowers we would welcome donations in Dad’s memory to the Grandview Foundation with funds allocated to the Grandview Hospital where Dad received the best care we could ever imagine!! Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Dauphin, Manitoba, (204) 638-4110.
CHRISTOFFERSEN: Phillip Gordon Christoffersen, 5 March 1942 - 3 March 2013. The family of Philip Christoffersen of Edmonton, AB is sorry to announce the peaceful passing of their father and grandfather (G-Pa) at his home in Edmonton on March 3, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Phil is survived by his children, David/Marty (Beverly, Becky and Axel); Dean/Cheryl (Krystal/James, Shane/Shiloh); Andrew/Mel (Cheyenne, Carlynn, Kelsi and Anthony); Carla (Carley), and Mitchell/Branda, and their mothers. He was predeceased by his parents Marjorie and Axel, and his sister-in-law Heather. He is survived by his siblings Penny/Len (David/Jess); Monty/Helen; Alfred/Wanda (Karen Ann, Richard); Neil/Cathy (Moby/Shelly, Maren/Jim); Karen/Jim (Kristen/Wade), as well as numerous great nieces and nephews and cousins. A memorial service for Phil will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 2.00 p.m. at the Austin Community Hall in Austin, MB.
A tree will be planted inmemory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021 wwwmckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com
CHAPMAN: Raymond Arthur Chapman, beloved husband of the late Edna Chapman and father of the late Murray Chapman, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 204-727-0694.
BELL: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Gordon “Mervyn” Bell of Lions Manor, Brandon, MB on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 87. Mervyn was born on the family farm at Harding, MB on May 12, 1926, eldest son of Gordon and Annie Bell. He married Shirley (McTaggart) on June 10, 1950, and they farmed there together for 34 years. Upon retirement, they moved to Brandon. He had a keen, task-oriented mind and was always up for a challenge involving carpentry, welding, woodworking, repairing and restoring. These skills and many others were used abundantly throughout his life. Mervyn’s family was the centre of his attention and he loved visits from grandchildren and family get-togethers. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and their children: Myrna (Dan) Collens, Phyllis (Floyd) Miller, Carol Ann (Claude) Lepine, and Brian (Margaret) Shaw. There are 10 grandchildren and spouses: Jennifer (Kevin) Hyde, Leanne (Matt) DeVliegere, and Gordon (Zineta) Collens; Sherri (David) Kyle, Derek (Jodi) Miller, Regan (Natalie) Miller, and Naomi Miller; Jordan Lepine; Brian James Shaw (Gwenda Olson) and Brett (Chris) Purdy. Nineteen great grandchildren include Emily, Alex, and Isaiah Hyde, Paige and Brady DeVliegere, Taber, Selina and Malaina Collens; Michelle, Rylan, Logan, and Declan Kyle, Zane, Sage, and Reeve Miller, Hayden and Rory Miller; and Josh and Miranda Purdy. He is also survived by one sister, Marilyn (Lloyd) Anderson, and one brother-in-law, Clare (Peggy) McTaggart and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Gordon and Annie Bell, and one sister, Evelyn (Ed) Shaw. A service to celebrate Mervyn’s life was held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, with burial to take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Harding, MB. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons: Derek Miller, Regan Miller, Gordon Collens, Jordan Lepine, and Brian James Shaw. The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to staff at the Adult Day Program at Fairview Home, Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Home Care, Rideau Park, 3rd floor of Assiniboine Centre, and also to Jodee (Hunter) Webster, Funeral Director at Brockie Donovan and the ladies who served a lovely lunch after the service. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Paul Stade for conducting the service and for his heartfelt support and guidance throughout. If desired, donations would be gratefully received at the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Messages of condolencemay be placed www.brockiedonovan.com.
SHAMRAY: Edward "Ed" Clifford Shamray; beloved husband of Maxine; father of Michael (Laurel) and Derek (Jacalyn); grandfather of Ryan, Mica, Braden, Riley, Carly; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 80 years of age.  A service to celebrate Ed's life will be held at the Oak River Memorial Curling Rink, Oak River, MB on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 2:00pm followed by a private family interment.  A time of fellowship and refreshments will conclude the day's service at the Oak River Memorial Curling Rink.  For those so desiring, donations may be made in Ed's memory to the Oak River Dodgers or Oak River Community Association, Oak River, MB, R0K 1T0.  
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CHAPMAN: Raymond Arthur Chapman, beloved husband of the late Edna Chapman and father of the late Murray Chapman, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 204-727-0694.
FILTEAU: Mr. Richard “Dick” Filteau formerly of Melita, passed away at the Hartney Health Centre, Hartney, MB., on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the age of 92. Dick was born on December 5, 1920, on the home farm near Dumas, Saskatchewan. He received his grade school education at Model School near Dumas and his high school education at Kelvin Tech in Winnipeg. He served in the RCAF from 1942 – 1945 and following the war entered the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1949 with a BSA from the Faculty of Agriculture.Following graduation, Dick served as the Agricultural Representative in Steinbach for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture for six years. In April, 1955, Dick, wife Helen and family transferred to Melita where he worked as Ag Rep for 21 more years. He served as Mayor of Melita for one term and was on both the Town Planning Committee and the Chamber of Commerce. Dick judged many livestock and seed shows, was very involved in the 4-H program and in the initiation of the Pipestone Feeder Cattle Yards. He also served as director for Manitoba for the Agriculture Institute of Canada. After Dick retired as Ag rep, he and Helen moved to Winnipeg where he served as Coordinator of Programs and Policies for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture. He then served in Whitehorse as Agricultural Advisor for the Yukon Territorial Government from 1983 – 1986 where he helped establish an Agricultural Branch. Dick initiated and conducted trials on cereal, forage, gardening, and greenhouse crops. He also initiated a book on gardening for the Yukon and carried out an agricultural census in the Yukon. Dick was instrumental in setting up and managing the Southwest Field Shelterbelt Program in Manitoba, which he started in 1990 and was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame Honour Roll in 1998. Besides being busy as Ag Rep, Dick loved to golf. Upon full retirement, Dick and Helen spent their summers at Kenosee Lake, Saskatchewan, and their winters in Harlingen, Texas, where they shared their love of golf and the company of many close friends. Helen passed away on March 31, 2006, and son Glenn passed away on December 15, 2009, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He is survived by daughter, Brenda (Ron) Nestibo, (granddaughter Rhonda (Kelly) Fry, great grandson Graham Hume, granddaughter Susan Nestibo); son Doug (Diane), (granddaughter Katie Filteau, grandson Andrew (Laura) Craigie, and three great grandsons, Isaiah, Griffin, and Everett); brother George (Connie), and brothers-in-law Leonard Hall, Howard (Kay) Hall; daughter-in-law Janet Filteau and her family, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his parents, George & Cordelia Filteau; wife Helen; son Glenn; brothers Napoleon (Louise) and Ernest (Christina); sisters-in-law Gladys, Marjorie, and Louise; brothers-in-law, Wilson Hall, Arnold Hall, Victor Hall, and Bill Nelms. A public graveside service will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Melita Cemetery, Melita, MB., with Reverend Barb Alston officiating. Donations may be given to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
THOMPSON: Accidently on Sunday June 30, 2013 at his residence near Belmont MB, Ricky Len Thompson passed away at the age of 66 years. Rick leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Sandra (nee Pettitt), daughter Kara Thompson of Wynyard SK and son Chad Thompson of Belmont, brother Dwight (Betty) Thompson of Brandon, sister-in-law Mary Ann Thompson of Regina Sask., mother-in-law Connie Pettitt of Neepawa and brother-in-law Terry (Barb) Pettitt of Winnipeg, as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. Rick was predeceased by his parents Alf and Gladys Thompson and by his twin brother Randy Thompson. A Celebration of Rick’s life will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Belmont Community Hall with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Hillside Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Rick’s memory to the Hillside Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o R.M. of Strathcona, Belmont MB R0K 0C0 or to a charity of choice.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
STOREY: Betty Storey passed away on Monday July 1, 2013 at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home at the age of 92. She was born March 21, 1921 in Derby, England to Victor and Ethel Thornhill. She was the second oldest of four children. Betty came to Canada on July 1st 1946 as the Warbride of Wilbert Bruce (Bill) Storey. She will be sadly missed by her children Brenda (Storey) Leblanc of Winnipeg and twin sons Donald V. and Ronald B. Storey both of Brandon. Also left to mourn her are eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Cyril Thornhill in England. She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters Sylvia and Dorothy in England; son-in-law Mike Leblanc; daughter-in-law Lorna Storey; Bill Storey as well as two great grandchildren Madison and Bryson Malowski. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at St George’s Anglican Church, 5th Street and Southern Avenue on Saturday July 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Jim Brown will officiate. Luncheon and Fellowship to follow in the Church Lower Level. A private family graveside service will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Betty may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, 1011 – 5th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1C7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NORTHAM: John William Northam passed away on July 1, 2013 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Rapid City United Church, Rapid City, MB with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment will follow in the Rapid City Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Rapid City Legion or the Rapid City Museum. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
Messages of condolences may be sent to minnfs@mts.net
MILLER: A. Blanche Miller Jan. 18, 1922 - June 29, 2013 In loving memory of Blanche Miller who passed away at the Victoria General Hospital on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Bessie and Sidney Miller. Blanche was born on the family farm near the Village of Nesbitt, Manitoba. Her early education was at Bertha School, completing grades 9 & 10 by correspondence. She contracted polio in 1936. When she recovered she went to secretarial school at the Wheat City Business College in Brandon. She began work at the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company in 1942 and in 1945 she transferred to their Toronto office. She returned to Manitoba in 1952 and worked for a law firm in Brandon. It was through this position that she met the MP for the Brandon-Souris Federal Constituency, Mr. Walter Dinsdale. She began working for him in Ottawa in 1957 and, except for a break to continue her university education, worked for him until 1973. At that time she returned to Manitoba and joined the staff in the Department of History at the University of Manitoba. Over the years she enjoyed many travels in Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Europe, and Hawaii. She also enjoyed cruising. This caring and friendly lady spent many happy hours socializing with her friends, attending plays and musical performances, working on genealogy, writing letters, and reading. She enjoyed her memberships in various organizations, especially, Queen Mary Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
She will be greatly missed by her many friends and relatives.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (the corner of Wardlaw and Nasau) at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Winnipeg Foundation or to any charity of your choice.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.Love leaves a memory no one can steal!
CHESLOCK: Lynne Marie Cheslock (nee Ferguson). March 23, 1945 – July 1, 2013 It is with extreme sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of a beloved wife, mother and friend. Lynne will be missed forever by husband and constant companion Walter, daughter Jennifer (George Buri), sister Emily (Boyd Gillies), brothers Ed (Val), Grant (Barb) and Dan (Kim); her mother-in-law; brother-in-law; sister-in-law and family; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Lynne is predeceased by her parents Vic and Grace Ferguson. Lynne was born in Russell, MB and grew up on a farm nearby. Upon graduation from Major Pratt Collegiate Lynne entered the education program at Brandon University. Her first teaching position was at Ninette where she met her future husband Walter. Two years later they moved to Minnedosa, taught for two more years then moved to Amaranth. Four years later they moved to Oak Lake where she taught for five more years before becoming a stay at home mom looking after their first and only child, Jennifer. She returned to part time teaching, educational assistance and volunteering. Lynne enjoyed morning coffee with her crew at the local restuarant and her quilting buddies. Several years after retirement Lynne and Walter moved to St. Andrews. She missed her friends and the coffee shop banter but was cultivating new friendships despite poor health. Myeloma sapped her strength but throughout her illness she remained as cheerful as possible. Always concerned about others ahead of herself, Lynne was an outgoing person who loved to be surrounded by friends, family and neighbors. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Lynne's memory to a charity of your choice. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
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