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PHILLIPS: Surrounded by family Robert "Bob" John Phillips passed away at Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at the age of 104. Robert was born on May 31, 1910 in Rapid City, Manitoba. Bob attended Mount Vernon school. He left school to help on the family farm. He farmed north of Forrest and did various jobs until he began working at CFB Rivers, and subsequently CFB Shilo where he received his carpenters designation, and retired at age 65 after 18 years of service. As a young man he attended Glanton Church and later served on the board at Zion Church in Rivers. In later years he attended, and was actively involved in the construction of Bethel Christian Assembly. In retirement Bob was involved in numerous construction and welding projects for friends and neighbours. He enjoyed these projects as it was an opportunity to visit. Bob had a big garden and large raspberry patch, and he shared the fruits of his labour with his family and many friends. Bob is survived by sons Delmer (Carol) of Victoria, Wayne (Marilyn) of Brandon, Gerald (Shawna) of Killarney, sister Rena Cornish of Rapid City and brother John (Margaret) Phillips of Steinbach. Grandchildren Bradley Phillips, Byron (Jodi) Phillips, Tracy (Dan) Masse, Jason (Sarah) Phillips, Stephanie Phillips, Eric Phillips, Amy (Simon) Ryan, and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Eva (Burch) in 1963, his parents Jack and Laura (Lobb) Phillips, sisters Mabel and husband Irwin Lang, Pearl and husband Frank Shelvey, brother Gilbert and wife Ruth Phillips, and brother in-law Victor Cornish. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bobs Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday (TODAY), September 9th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Rev. Bruce Nehring will officiate. A private interment will precede the memorial service at Carberry Plains Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Valleyview Personal Care Resident Van Fund, 3015 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2K2 or to a charity of choice. A very heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Valleyview Care Centre for their wonderful loving care, and for the talks that the staff had with him to make his stay enjoyable. He really appreciated all of the staff. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HALL: Mary K. Hall, beloved wife of the late Arthur Bud Hall died September 5, 2014 at the Tri Lake Health Centre Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 91. A Memorial Service will be held at Wheatland Chapel Killarney, Manitoba today Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment to take place at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Ninga Presbyterian Church Ninga, Manitoba R0K 1S0.
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SNURE: With family by her side, Evelyn Doris Snure passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, August 25, 2014. Evelyn was born on November 23, 1946 at Belcourt, North Dakota. She attended Elementary School at Dunseith Indian School and High School at St. Joseph's Academy in Crookston, Minnesota. Evelyn was a nursing aide at San Haven hospital in Dunseith, then as a health aide with the Community Action Program at Turtle Mountain Reserve doing home visits to the sick and elderly. She started a rabid vaccination program for animals on the reserve. Evelyn's main job was a homemaker with the occasional part time work to supplement the family income. Many hours were spent volunteering as a dedicated board member, past treasurer, and rentals person, organizing preteen dances and winter carnivals for the East End Community Centre. At King George School, Evelyn was a parent council representative and enjoyed serving breakfast and chaperoning students who remained at the school over the lunch hour. Playing slow pitch softball in her early years and coaching, managing girls softball teams and fishing at the Assiniboine River were also favorite past times. Evelyn was an avid reader of Danielle Steel books especially those novels that were tied to historic events. She refinished many pieces of wood furniture. But most of all Evelyn's children and grandchildren were the centre of her life. She loved making special meals for her family, especially breads as well as sweet baked treats. She looked forward to the annual camping at Curran Park where the kids and grandkids could enjoy the entire summer. Evelyn will be deeply missed by her husband Ted; children Sandy (Carl) Bercier, Lisa (Robin) Flett, Michael (Peggy) Azure, Dawn (David) Gabriel, Theo Snure, Monique (Adam) Snow, and Jessica Snure as well as all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Virginia Allery, LaVerne (Edmund) Parker and brothers Johnny Allery and Leslie (Arlene) Allery. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents John and Rose Allery and sister Ramona (Suzie) Azure. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Following cremation, a private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the East End Community Centre, c/o Shannon Lilley, 42 Cedar Bay, Brandon, MB R7B 0Z4.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SCHMIDT: Fredrick Schmidt of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. He was born on December 29, 1917 at Camper, Manitoba. Fredrick was predeceased by his wife Lucy. He is survived by his daughter Gail (Jake) Krahn of Winnipeg; sons Clifford (Audrey) of Winnipeg and Richard (Glenda) of Calgary; grandchildren Shelley (Gerry) Marion, Jim (Sandy) Krahn, Jeff (Melissa) Schmidt and Mark Schmidt; great-grandchildren Justin, Jake and Sophie. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MacGILL: Martha (Dunn), April 27, 1929 - April 12, 2014. Committal Service will be held on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Alexander Cemetery.
HOLDEN: Just as the harvest was starting, Dad started a new trip. Gordon (Duffy) was born October 14, 1918, on the home farm SW22-4-22 RM of Winchester, near Deloraine. As a young man, he worked with his father on the family farm and after he finished attending Bidford School, he continued to the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Diploma Course in Agriculture in 1939. He met Bernice Payne in Medora in 1945 and they were married in New Westminister Church in Winnipeg on October 26, 1947. After their marriage they settled in farming with Gordons Dad Howard with Gordon taking over the family farm in 1948 after Howards unexpected death in 1948. Gordon was a registered seed grower and enjoyed networking at the annual conventions held across Canada. The travel to these events became family summer events which the kids well remembered. He liked to try new innovations in farming and was the first to use dual tires and a spray coupe. Gordon was also one of the first farmers in the community to plant new crops such as canola, lentils, safflower, and coriander. Gordon and Bernice loved to travel and enjoyed several winter trips to Hawaii but also traveled extensively within Canada and the USA. Dad even followed a shipment of seed cleaned at the family seed plant to Japan in 1985 and saw it unloaded there - talk about a foreign market in those days. Several times they flew to Hamilton to pick up a new Grand Marquis at the Ford Company Plant in Oakville, Ontario, stopping to visit family members in Hamilton, Sudbury and other locations along the way. Dad was a Charter Lifetime member of the Deloraine Elks. He was a Deputy Reeve and a Municipal Councilor for 34 years and participated on the Deloraine Memorial Hospital Board, The Doc Bonar Arena and Deloraine Cemetery Boards as well. He often remarked that he remembered planting some of the evergreens with his father that grace our cemetery. He was very community minded and instilled that, with many other values, to his family. He was always interested in how the kids were doing, especially the Grandkids and the Grandpets. His lifelong interest in mechanical areas was evident as he would discuss how things worked and how technologies had changed. Duffy and Bernice continued to work the farm until 1993 when they moved to the Centennial Apartments in town, a dream come true for Bernice. He was a common sight around Deloraine on his red scooter. He often said Wish I would have had this sooner. He was predeceased by his wife Bernice, his son Glen, sister Edith (Jack) and brother Harold (Noreen). He is survived by Jim (June), Murray (Mary), Marie (Randy Wray), Lori (Wayne Corkum), Mark (Joanne), 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with the latest arriving on the day Dad died. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Del-Wynda Court Handivan Fund, Box 447, Deloraine, MB so that others can get around like he did.
EVELYN MARY HAGGERTYA Celebration of her Life will be held at Knox United Church lower level on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Reminisce with stories about her and mingle with family and friends.
CUDNEY: Dorothy Gertrude Cudney (Gert) passed away peacefully of natural causes at Fairview Personal Care Home with her son, Robert, at her side. Gert was born at the Town of Minitonas, Manitoba, on December 23, 1919, and passed away on September 2, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, and her seven siblings. She is survived by her two sons, Alex (Susan) and Robert, grandchildren Tiffany (Chris), Troy, Britt (Paul), Krista, Nancy (Chad) and Andrea (David), and great -grandchildren, Drew, Tess, Tatum, Lucas, Taliesin, Madison, Abigail, Carter, Tyler and Oliver. Gerts passion was her family and her home. She was a stay-at-home mom, a vocation that was full-time and one at which she excelled. The freezer was always filled with home- made dainties, cookies, and cakes and she could put together a meal in an instant that always included several salads, at least two pies, several choices of poultry or meat and numerous vegetables. Gert was a news hound reading two daily newspapers, a voracious reader of novels and a prolific writer of suggestions directed to the various politicians, both in Manitoba and Ottawa. Gert always took time to give the neighborhood children cookies and milk and, more importantly, a word of encouragement or comfort. She had a kind word for all, but also did not hesitate to provide a little constructive criticism, if necessary. She set a high standard for herself and expected the same from others. She missed the company of her faithful companion, a long- haired Chihuahua, Princess, who passed away several years ago. She will be sorely missed by her sons, Alex and Robert, and her long haired Chihuahua, Teddy. There will be a private family memorial service held at a later date.
For what is it to die,but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun.And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides,that it may rise and expandand seek God unencumbered.
CORY: Gail Uldine Cory (nee Germain). On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Mom passed away peacefully in Melita, MB with her family by her side. She will be missed by her sons; Brad, wife Lynn and their children, Kristin & Braeden, and Todd, wife Sheila and their daughter Cameron. She also leaves her brother Garry and wife Barbara Germain, her sister, Norma and husband Ken Northy, as well as many nieces & nephews. A private family graveside service was held in the Glenboro Cemetery, with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Donations may be made in Gails memory to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba 120 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480
CAREY: Elizabeth "Betty" M. Carey beloved wife of the late Art Carey, mom to Ron and Maxine died September 3, 2014 at her residence in Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 71. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at St. Paul's United Church in Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. with pastor Orland Usick officiating. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre; Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 or to the Boissevain & Morton Foundation; Box 1075 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
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CARÊME: Edward Gerard Carême (Papa), beloved husband of the Late Marie Carême (Debaar) and loving father of Joe, Debbie and Irene, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home on Tuesday; September 2, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Funeral Services will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church - Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Monday; September 8th with Fr. Eric Zadji officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Family asks that you make a donation to WestMan Nursing Home Remembrance Fund in Papas name.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BROOKS: Alfred (Alf) Richard Brooks July 5, 1937 September 3, 2014. Alf was born at Misericordia Hospital and educated in Elmwood, Glenella and Brandon, where he received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Brandon College. Alf spent a valuable year at the Royal Military College in Kingston. He taught in Grandview from 1960-1962 and in Virden Collegiate from 1962-1989; where he taught English, History and French. In 1989 he was appointed as a staff officer with the Manitoba Teachers Society and served in Welfare services until retirement in June 1996. Through the years he enjoyed time with his family and many trips in Canada and Europe. He was predeceased by his parents Wes and Molly Brooks and niece Andrea. Left are his loved and loving wife Lily Mikijaniec, sons Sean (Brenda), Kevin (Betsy), grandchildren Kaelen, Keir, Griffin, Makeer, Deng, Agot, Caity, brother Dave (Carol) and sister Mary Jane (Jim). Remembered also by Beth, Cheryl, Natalie, Sandra, Sasha and Christopher. Cremation has taken place. A service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Plan Canada Childrens Charity, http://plancanada.ca/tribute-giving.
E-cards can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.orgFamily and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.caGlen Lawn Funeral Home204-982-7550.
ARMSTRONG: Ruth (née Ratcliffe). It is with very sad hearts that the family announces the passing of our loving mom and grandma. She passed away peacefully with her family at her side on September 2, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ruth was born April 14, 1944 in Melita, MB. Her childhood was spent growing up in Napinka, MB with her four siblings who she had very special relationships with. Ruth moved to Brandon to take her hairdressing and worked various jobs before meeting her soul mate, Les Armstrong, in 1967. They married in October 1968 and resided in Melita, MB until 1976 when they moved to Brandon. Ruth stayed home with her children while they were growing up and babysat many other children during those years. Ruth is survived by her children Cathie Cullen and Wade (Michelle) Armstrong; grandchildren Jake and Emily Cullen, Cameron and Colton Armstrong. She also leaves her sisters Velva (Russ) Crepeele, Marlene Wiseman and Brenda (Jim) Earl and her brother Ed (Debbie) Ratcliffe, as well as many nieces and nephews, and special friends Pearl Bull, Rita McLaren and Bev Armstrong who she enjoyed many social outings with. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Les, her parents Frank and Jessie Ratcliffe, Les parents Gordon and Marvel Armstrong, siblings George Ratcliffe, Mildred Tweed and Ella Line as well as her brother-in-law and friend, Bob Wiseman. A Celebration of Ruths Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Ruth will be sadly missed and always remembered for her genuine love of spending time with her family and friends. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CUMMING: A. Maxine Cumming of Hamiota, MB; beloved wife of the late Allan Cumming; mother of Bill (Barb), Vickie (Greg) Short, Murray (Lori); passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 86 years of age. All are welcome to attend a graveside service at the Scotia Cemetery, R.M. of Hamiota on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00am. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the Upper Curling Viewing Lounge, Hamiota District Sports Complex, Hamiota. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Maxines memory to Birch Lodge PCH Activity Fund, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota District Sports Complex Memorial Fund, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. 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.
VERSPEEK: Rick Verspeek beloved husband of Rhondda, dad to Sheldon, Kelly and Tanya died at the Neepawa Health Centre on September 2, 2014 at the age of 66. A Funeral Service will be held at the Killarney United Church on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Rick may be made to a charity of own choice. Private interment will take place at the Baldur Cemetery.
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