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LARSON: Jo, 1933-2011. It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Jonas George Larson on September 7, 2011. Jo will be lovingly remembered by his wife Blanche, son Todd, daughter Wanda (Rick), grandson Eric (Aleah), brother Jack (Lana), loyal companion Brie, friends Claire and Barb, Lorne and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ed and Phyllis. Dad you have always been known as the gentle giant and a man of few words. We love you and are forever grateful for the extra four years God granted us. The family wish to extend a grateful thanks to the staff at the Souris Health Centre for their excellent care during dads many visits and stays over the past four years. To Dr. Stone and Dr. Cram for their care and devotion in Souris and to the many specialists which dad has seen in Brandon and Winnipeg. To Dexter of Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home for all the arrangements made and for always being there when needed. A private graveside service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Jo, donations may be made to the Souris Palliative Care Fund c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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GOODEN: George Kent Gooden of Brandon, beloved husband of Evelyn Mary Gooden, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the age of 90 years. A funeral service will be held at Central United Church on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to the Brandon University Foundation, 270-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9 or to the Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre, c/o Child & Family Services of Western Manitoba Foundation Inc., 255-9th Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6X1. Complete obituary information to follow.
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CUNNINGHAM: Merlin Frederick. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Merlin Cunningham, on September 3, 2011, at 69 years of age. He was predeceased by his parents Liskum and Nancy Cunningham and grandson Darrell. Merlin is survived by his wife Sadia and her daughter Madeleyne of Santo Tomás Chontales, Nicaragua. He is survived by his children with Eleanor: Peter (Tara) of Elkford, BC, Pattie (Leigh) of Souris, Tim Inkster (Toby) of Hartney and his grandchildren Tamara, Marie, Drew (Kaela), Timothy (Chelsea) Inkster, Courtney Inkster, Vicki Blagden, Mykle, Stephanie, Michael, and his great grandchildren, Jessica, Tray, Jordyn and Summer. He is also survived by his brother Carl (Sally) and nephews, David (Laural) and Jeff (Tammy) and their families. Merlin was born in Brandon on September 17, 1941 and raised on the family farm in Nesbitt, Manitoba. Merlin married Eleanor Fedak in 1961 and started a family in Brandon with their son Peter and then daughter Pattie. Merlin was a car and motorcycle enthusiast and took up parachute jumping and stock car racing in his younger years. He began his career in Brandon with the Manitoba Telephone System, and then worked as a technician with National Cash Register (NCR). Tim Inkster, a foster son, joined the family in 1971. Merlin purchased the 580 Hotel in Binscarth, Manitoba and sold the hotel in 1984 when Merlin went into partnership with his longtime friend Doug Mott. Together they purchased the Red Fox restaurant and lounge in Brandon. He enjoyed being an entrepreneur and in 1994 purchased the Windsor Hotel in Fleming, Saskatchewan which he ran for several years before retiring to escape Canadian winters in Central America. He met his present wife Sadia Fonseca Plata in Costa Rica and they resided in Santo Tomás Chontales, Nicaragua until his passing. His funeral was held in Villa Sandino, Chontales, Nicaragua, September 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at a future date in Canada.
He is forever in a tropical paradise with his feet in the sand.
CLIFFORD: Kimberly Faye (nee Greggor) July 21st, 1968 - August 23rd, 2011. Kim passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer at Hospice, North Okanagan in Vernon. Kim was born in Brandon, Manitoba and moved to Salmon Arm in 1981 with her parents Alvin and Shirley Greggor. She attended Shuswap Junior High and later graduated from Salmon Arm Senior High in 1985. She met the love of her life, Randy Clifford in 1985. They were married in 1990 and lived in Vancouver. In 1999 a little girl, Jaicee was born. They moved to the Okanagan to be near family and friends and lived with Randy’s family, Jim (Penny) Walker for 2 years. Along came another baby girl, Jaiden and their family was complete. They built their dream home in Enderby and the girls attended school there. Kim was active in the community and made many good friends there. She helped out at the school and supported the Ringette Association where both the girls played the game. She loved all the family with a passion and many a family dinner was held. She leaves to mourn, her husband Randy, daughters Jaicee and Jaiden, parents Al (Shirley) Greggor, Brothers Darcy, Dean and Brad, sisters Darla (Rick) Wilkinson and Shari (Bruce) Ball. Special thanks to the medical staff, family and friends for their care and support. If so desired, contributions in Kim’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Research Centre), P.O. Box 3451, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4S2 or the Hospice, North Okanagan, 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 1S4. A celebration of life was held August 26, 2011 at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129.
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GOODEN: George Kent Gooden, beloved husband of Evelyn Mary Gooden, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, September 8, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral and Cremation Services (727-0694).
MADDER: Peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the Riverdale Health Centre, Rose Madder of Rivers Manitoba, widow of the late Frank Madder passed away at the age of 97 years. Memorial service will be held in the Rivers United Church, on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. with the Reverend Glenna Beauchamp officiating. A private family interment will take place in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Rose was born on October 14, 1913 daughter of James and Isabella Ross at Elstow, Saskatchewan. In May of 1937 she married Frank Madder and they lived in the Spring Valley District until Frank went to war. She lived in several places doing housekeeping during the war and after Franks discharge they resided in Alexander. They then moved to Wheatland and finally to Rivers in 1961. Rose was very family and community minded, volunteering at as many local events as she could and never missed an occasion to visit with her family. Predeceased by her Parents James & Isabella, her husband Frank, her son Charles, and her grandson Dean, 4 brothers and 4 sisters, she leaves to mourn her passing her 2 sons Jim, Bill (Charlene), her daughters Myrt (Gerry) Smith, Pat (Wally) Hillier, Donna (Dave) Falkevitch, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sisters Helen (Bill) Sibbald, Margaret Skinner and several nieces and nephews.Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Rose’s name to the Rivers and Area Community Foundation. The Omega Funeral Home, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in charge of arrangements, 1-800-303-4621.
KLEIN: Bernice Elsie Klein of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, September 5, 2011 at the age of 82 years. A Celebration of Bernice’s Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Carberry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bernice may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
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JOHNSTON:Carlyle Fraser Johnston; of Hamiota, Manitoba; beloved husband of the late Catherine Johnston and father of Arlene, Cameron, Lyndon (Frank); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 84 years of age. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at the Hamiota Cemetery, Hamiota, MB, on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Carlyle’s memory to the Hamiota District Sports Complex, Box 100, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence can be sent through the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (204) 764-2744.
BRANTH: Suddenly on September 2, 2011 Justin Andrew Branth entered into the spirit world. It is with great sorrow that the family announces Justin’s passing. Wake service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall in Sioux Valley. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The Branth family and Father Raymond White would like to thank everyone for their support.
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YEWDALL: Stella Yewdall passed away, Sunday, September 4, 2011, just shortof her 91st birthday, at Fairview Home. Stella was born in England andbrought up in Virden, Manitoba, moving to Winnipeg in 1940 and lived withthe Sparrow family for about 19 years, remaining a part of their familyuntil her death. She worked for the Hudson Bay Wholesale in Winnipeg andBrandon for a total of 45 years. She will be missed by her sister Pat Ristauand family and the Sparrow family. A graveside service will take place onFriday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the Brandon Cemetery. Expressions ofsympathy may be made at Arrangements are withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
VAN DEVEIRE: Dr. Peter Joseph Van Deveire of Brandon, beloved husband of Betty Lam and dear father of Marcus and Katherine (Michael), passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, September 3, 2011. A service to celebrate Peter's life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 - 8th Street on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peter may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or to Brandon Regional Health Centre, Foundation "Palliative Care", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RUSSELL: David Clifford Russell passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, where he had been a resident since May,2011. Cliff had been on oxygen for over three years and his lung disease got progressively worse. David Clifford Russell, born February 22, 1921 in Broderick, Saskatchewan to the Rev. John Russell and Edna Russell (Threadkill). Later he moved to Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Dugald, Sperling, Helston and Griswold in Manitoba. Cliff joined the R.C.A.F. in Brandon in 1941 and served until 1945 as an aero engine mechanic, obtaining the rank of corporal. On July 11, 1945 he married Betty (Alfreda Beryl) Young at her farm home at Griswold, with his father officiating. After receiving his discharge he trained as a mechanic in Winnipeg. He and Betty then moved to Portage La Prairie, Virden and in 1947 to Elkhorn, which became home for the next 42 years. In 1989 he and Betty moved to Brandon. The highlight of his life was when his daughter, Patricia Elaine was born on October 30, 1946. Of course, the birth of his two grandsons Mark and Chris Newman, brought more joy to his life. Added to that were four great granddaughters.While in Elkhorn Cliff was in partnership with Frazer McLeod in the garage business, and later he and Delmar Nylin ran “Russell and Nylin” garage and sold International Harvester Machinery. Cliff drove a school bus for twenty four years for Ft. La Bosse. Cliff was active in the community in groups that included the Masons, B.P.D Elks School Board, Independent Order of Foresters and the Canadian Legion. Cliff was the last survivor of a family of twelve. Predeceased were Jean (Charles Fordyce), Lorraine, Muriel (Arthur Fitz Simon), Bertha, Ruby (James Ralston), Jack (Gladys), Arthur (Olive), Ralph (Sigrun), Marjorie (John McLennon), Audrey (Harold Stephens) and Clark. Cliff is survived by his wife Betty of 66 years, his daughter Patricia Elaine, son-in-law Ernest Shtokalko, grandsons Mark (Terry) and Chris (Adrienne) Newman and four great-granddaughters: Vanessa, Darian, Carly and Kierra. Funeral service for Cliff will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515- 6th Street, on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Burial will take place at the Griswold Cemetery prior to the service at 12:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Cliff may be made to Trinity United Church, 1515 – 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3, Griswold United Church, Griswold, Manitoba, R0M 0S0, Elkhorn United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba, R0M 0N0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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MOUNT: Virginie Marie Adrienne (nee Ferrand). Peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer on September 2, 2011. Beloved wife of Ronald, loving mother of Dan and Adrienne (Peter), forever cherished by her granddaughter Sophie. Loving sister of Maurice, Therese, Gerry, Gilberte, Germain. Reunited in heaven with her sisters Lily and Alvina and her parents Marcelle and Casimir Ferrand. Virginie loved children. She taught in Brandon and Rivers, on a Canadian Armed Forces base in Germany, Sacre-Coeur in Georgetown, and St. Peter’s in Milton where she also volunteered after her retirement. Travelling, the cottage and hiking were just some of the joys and love she shared with her husband. Her love of family as well as her French roots ran deep as she instilled a love of both in her children. She shared her faith through Children's Liturgy and by example to all she met. God has called her home and she will be dearly missed. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Rosary Parish in Milton, Ontario. Donations can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in her memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main Street, Milton 905-878-4452. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at
McLEAN: Roy Allen McLean of Brandon, beloved husband of Jeanette McLean and father of Allen McLean, passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the age of 79 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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MAN: Ethel Eileen Man, who embraced life and family, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011, at the Portage & District General Hospital. Ethel was born August 10, 1922, to Walter and Bertha (Henry) Shearer. Ethel’s older sister, Mary Bruce, lives in the Odd Fellow’s Towers. Her younger sister Ruth Willer, of Sarnia, Ontario is deceased. Ethel and her husband Bob Man, now deceased, enjoyed playing cars and travelling. Enroute to visits with family and friends, Bob and Ethel often included a visit to a dam. These dams became a trademark of their road trips. Ethel’s daughter Susan Simpson, her granddaughter Damian and great-granddaughter Ruby Coates hold G.G.’s memory in their hearts. Ethel valued work and the many friends it brought her. She enjoyed her career as a sales clerk and makeup representative with Hill’s West Drug Store in Portage and Clements Drug Store and Shopper’s Drug Store in Brandon. Ethel’s generous gifts of makeup for her granddaughter Damian and great nieces Danielle, Cheryl and Joanna fast tracked her into their hearts. Ethel was a very sociable and fun loving person. Her evenings with friends at the Odd Fellows Towers were very special times. Her friends still delight in remembering Ethel’s witty comments. Ethel’s enthusiasm for crib games at the Herman Prior and Cozy Corner was infectious. Sheand her daughter Susan, played crib regularly during their visits. Ethel will be missed by her daughter and her husband Gerry Simpson, granddaughter Damian Coates and great- granddaughter Ruby Coates, sister Mary Bruce (Wes deceased) and her family; Bryan and Mary Ann (McLean) Bruce, Robert, Cheryl and Joanna; Sandra (Bruce) and Jim Stofman, Danielle, Travis and Mischa. As it is meant to be, the kids now have spouses and their own kids. Auntie Ethel has touched the hearts, not only of nieces and nephews, but also of the great-nieces and great-nephews of her two sisters. Ruth and John Willer (both deceased) of Sarnia, Ontario had five children, Kevin, Karen, Doreen, Barbara (deceased) and Kevin (deceased). Letters and visits kept everyone connected. Susan wishes to thank everyone who enjoyed life with her mother; also, Portage Home Care and the people in the Medical, Surgical, and Extended Care Units for helping Mom. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be announced near the end of September. If friends so desire, Memorial Donations to the Central Plains Cancer Care Service, 318 Sask. Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 0K8 or to Sunset Palliative Care Inc. P.O. Box 92, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3A7. Arrangements entrusted to Ronald Moffit Memorial Services
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