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COLLINS: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Leo Collins, at the age of 46 years. Leo died peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family and friends on May 2nd, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., with a time of visitation to follow. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BROWN: Casey Lyle Brown, beloved son of Lyle and Judy, brother of Becky-Jo, Lonnie, and Shane, step-brother of Darryl and Shane and proud father of Dawson and step- father of Cody and Ryan, passed away at Hamiota, Manitoba on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the age of 35 years. The funeral service will be held at the Virden Curling Rink, Virden, Manitoba, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, with Jaclyn Evaschesen officiating. Your children are invited to attend this service. Interment will be in Breadalbane Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Casey may be made to the Dawson Brown Trust Fund, c/o Scotia Bank, Virden Branch, P.O. Box 280, Virden, Manitoba, R0M 2C0.
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www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
WISMER: Isabel Wismer ( Moffat) passed peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home with family at her side on May 2, 2011. Isabel was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Wilfred (Bill) and her son William (Billy). Isabel was born in Strathaven, Scotland, Nov 19,1921 to Richard and Jeanie Moffat. She was the youngest of 10 children, married Bill in Scotland while he served in WW11 in Canadian Armed Forces. Russell was born in Scotland and travelled by ship with Isabel to Brandon in July 1945. 26 grandchildren, 23 G,Grandchildren. Isabel's first job was as a conductress on the buses in England. Between raising her own children, she was a caregiver to many children through Social Services. She also babysat for Dr. Kandambi and Dr. Knowle-Smith. ISabel worked at the Brandon General Hospital and Dinsdale, even Tide Home as a cook, when Bill had the boardng stables , she would help out by watering, horses. She was a long time memeber of the war Brides Association Isabel great loves were her family, dogs, bingo and yard sales. Services at Salvation Army on Friday May 6,2011 at 1:00 p.m. with lunch to follow.
STRAHL: It is with great sadness the family of E. Russell Strahl announce his passing on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are pending and announcement of service will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HAGGARTY: Torey Kelvin Haggarty, beloved son of Kelly and Lee Ann and brother of April, of Hamiota, Manitoba, passed away suddenly at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 23 years of age. Funeral service will be held at the Oak River Memorial Rink Oak River, Manitoba, Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception. Private family interment to be held in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those desiring, donations may be made in Torey’s memory, to the Hamiota District Sports Complex, Box 100, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements 1-866-620-2744.
POTTER: Irma M. Potter, beloved wife of the late Leonard Potter, age 92, died on May 2, 2011 at the Bren Del Win Lodge, Deloraine, Manitoba. Mass will be said on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba, 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Del-Win CemeteryDeloraine, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation 1- 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1G4 or Prayers will be said at the church Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
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Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine, Manitoba
COLLINS: Leo Collins, beloved husband of Mary-Lou and dear father of John, Steven and Robert, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the age of 46 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 727-0694.
DUCE: Eleanor Duce of Wawanesa, formerly of Rounthwaite, passed away peacefully at the Glenboro Health Centre on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the age of 97 years. The Funeral Service to honour Eleanor’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Rounthwaite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to the Rounthwaite Cemetery, c/o Brian Granger, Box 11, RR #1, Nesbitt, Manitoba, R0K 1P0.
TURNER: The death of Gladys Margaret Turner occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Ceremony to Celebrate the Life of Gladys will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Elgin Hall will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MORGAN CLARKE: The death of Rose Morgan Clarke occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Rose’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, Manitoba. Complete obituary information will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in Rose’s memory to the Virden Hospital Auxiliary, Box 400, Virden, Manitoba, R0M 2C0 or the Westman Dreams For Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre. 727-0330.
KINASH: Walter Kinash of Brandon, passed away at his residence on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the age of 83 years. A private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery.
WOOD: Tony (Herbert Pullan) Wood: May 1, 1940-April 21, 2011. Suddenly and peacefully after a short, but valiant battle, Tony succumbed to a recurrence of cancer, after having been cancer free for five years. Tony was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He survived WWII, when as an infant he was cushioned from the relentless bombing of London by being placed in a basket of tripe (a story never forgotten). His early years, found him living between the world of the wealthy (where he came to appreciate education and books) and a world of challenge. He shared stories of collecting coal off the streets and making deliveries of 150 plus papers to help his mother manage. These experiences fed his constant quest for literature, and his adeptness at being able to do just about anything. Always a challenging personality to his tutors, he ultimately became well accomplished in the field of medicine, becoming a Medical Specialist. This allowed him to practice advanced medical skills in remote areas. With hands his size you wouldn’t have pegged him as someone who could do such delicate stitch work. As a Medical Specialist, Tony worked in far off places like Saudi Arabia, where he contributed to the training of Doctors. While in Saudi he and other Brits there took on the Americans at “their game” of baseball, and showed them what real football was (rugby). He later travelled to Russia, doing truly front line work and giving talks to the Docs on the first hour of trauma treatment. He treated the locals in remote areas of Russia, handing out antibiotics and gladly receiving Russian food and of course, vodka given by grateful Russians who wouldn’t take no for an answer! He landed in Manitoba, after he was recruited by the Manitoba Developmental Center in Portage la Prairie to head up a diagnostic unit. In his last years of employment he worked for Conaco as a Medic/Health and Safety Officer on North Sea Oil rigs, where he contributed to the design of the medical units and kept everyone on their toes. He was recently recognized for being one of the founders of a Helicopter Medical Emergency Rescue Service in the UK. It was while working at the Developmental Centre in Portage la Prairie that he met Noreen, though it was 25 years later that they reconnected and married. Once in Brandon he coped with winter by mastering computers (knew much more than most folks) and by trying his hand at ice/snow sculpturing (his Manitoba Buffalo was spectacular). The summers were all about golf and the folks at Glen Lea will, I am sure, fondly miss his presence and his antics. An avid learner throughout his life, he regretted not being up to travelling in the last few years, there was so much of the world he still wanted to experience. An ox of a man, with a strong heart and personality, he had a soft soul that few saw. Tony is survived by his wife Noreen Ek(Wood); his sons Jason and Guy; their wives and step-grandchildren all residing in England; daughter Nissa (née Ek) Esler and grandsons Jacob Elwood and Samuel Pullan Esler of Brandon. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held with family and friends in the near future. He had the deepest appreciation for Dr Lawrence Tan, Thoracic Surgeon at the Health Sciences Centre and Dr Andrew Maksymiuk of CancerCare, who together, gave him the last five years of his life. Memorial donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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WEBSTER: Doreen Margaret Webster, beloved wife of P.J. "Jack" Webster, dear mother of Pat and Cathy, grandmother to Allea, Deanna, passed away in Brandon on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Doreen's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WATKINS: Andrew Charles Neal Watkins, October 1, 1985 – April 22, 2011. Andrew was born in Killarney, MB, the first child of Charles and Wanda Watkins, followed 20 months later by twin brothers Leigh and Lane. He was raised in Clearwater, MB. Andrew spent most of his time playing outdoors with his brothers and friends, building elaborate forts, riding his bike, visiting Grandpa and Grandma next door and playing with his dog. Andrew was an avid fisherman, but autumn was his favorite time of year. He would go duck hunting, goose hunting and deer hunting with his Dad, brothers, and friends. Andrew loved airplanes as a child. His interest in aviation grew as he got older which led him to join the Morden Air Cadets. As a cadet, he was able to experience flights in various aircraft while making alot of new friends. Andrew attended school in Clearwater, Crystal City and Pilot Mound, graduating in 2003. He worked at various jobs, including his family water well drilling business, until moving to Westlock, AB. While he was living there, his daughter Chloe was born April 27, 2007 – the happiest day of his life. Andrew earned his Private and Commercial Pilot licenses through the Brandon Flying Club. After completing his multi-engine commercial rating at Perimeter Aviation, he went to work for Transwest Air in LaRonge, SK. Andrew was immensely proud of his brother Lane, who was deployed to Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces in February, 2007. Andrew and his partner chose to name their daughter Chloe Colleen Lane because of Andrew's admiration for Lane and the work he was doing. Andrew was devastated when Lane was killed in action in July, 2007. Andrew is survived by his daughter, Chloe of Westlock, AB; his parents Charles and Wanda Watkins; and brother Leigh of Clearwater, MB. He was predeceased by his brother Lane in 2007. A private family service was held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Clearwater Cemetery concluding with an honorary fly-by, provided by his friends and colleagues of the Brandon Flying Club. A time of refreshment and fellowship followed at the Clearwater Memorial Hall. A trust account has been established for Andrew's daughter Chloe. If you so desire, a memorial donation can be made payable to: C. Watkins(Chloe's trust account), c/o TD Canada Trust, P.O. Box 328, Pilot Mound, MB, R0G 1P0.
SENCHUK: Irene Victoria (née White) Senchuk at the age of 79 years, passed away quietly at home in Brandon, MB on Sunday, April 24, 2011 surrounded by her husband, Jack and children, Gregg, Barbara, Andrea, Carole and David. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrea Lynn and Brennan, sister Lil (Jim) and brothers, Fred (Del) and Doug. Irene was born January 1, 1932 in The Pas, MB, to father Percy White and mother Clarisse (née Nabess) Her father, who fondly nicknamed her “Coke,” spent most of WWII as a guard at a prisoner of war camp in Canada. During these years, she and her siblings were raised mainly by her mother. She struck out for the big city of Winnipeg when she was 17, and her boyfriend Jack soon followed. Three years later, they were married, in June of 1952. She raised her first two children while Jack worked at night and attended the University of Manitoba full time during the day. They had little time to see each other during those years, but they persevered, settling in Brandon in 1962, and the family grew. She was a walker…..oh, how she loved to walk with Jack. Miles and miles! In the winter, they would drive to the mall early in the morning and walk the empty corridors to get their exercise. She also loved to travel, especially to England, where her father was born. One of her English highlights was a 100 mile backpack trek with Jack through the Cotswolds in their mid-60’s. She and Jack toured Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Israel and spent many a camping trip travelling throughout the U.S.A. and Canada, sometimes with five children in tow. She loved her little escape from the Manitoba winters. Many a March, when the flowers and cherry trees were blooming, she visited old friends and one of her sons on the West Coast. This gave her inspiration for her own gardening desires, as she waited with anticipation for the season to change and she could tend to her gardens with great enthusiasm. Her home was her castle and that’s where she gladly chose to spend her remaining days. Her faith in God stood tall, in good times and bad, as did her sense of humour. When she was first diagnosed with brain cancer she remarked that “God will take me soon and where I’m headed it’s going to be one big party.” She was devoted to her Christian faith and the Mennonite Brethren Church, where she was an active member, doing much volunteer work over the years. She celebrated life with her cheery, optimistic outlook, generous soul, kind heart and always saw the good in people. The Senchuk family would like to say, thank you very much to the We Care girls and the Home Care nurses who tenderly cared for her at home. Special thanks to Dr. du Plooy, whose sense of humour made her laugh, whose piano playing made her cry, and whose house calls were greatly appreciated. Finally, to all the friends who visited her in the hospital and at home, she loved you dearly. In her memory, Irene would like people to buy a friend a flower, pick up the phone and call each other or, as she loved to do, write a letter to someone close. A time of visitation was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A funeral service was held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, on Thursday, April 28, 2011 with Pastor Ben Kramer officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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