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SOLON: Dwight Solon, July 27, 1950 - April 13, 2016. It is with great sadness that the Solon family announces Dwight’s passing on April 13, 2016. The prayer vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Thomson in the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Roman Catholic Church, 15 Columbia Drive, Winnipeg. Full obituary notice to follow.
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BUEHLER: Bertha Jessie Buehler (nee Austin) of Moosomin, SK. Passed away at Moosomin on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the age of 100 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Leo. Bertha is survived by her sons: Ivan (Cecile) of Humboldt, SK, Keith (Colleen) of Saskatoon, SK., Carl of Moosomin, SK, Peter (Amy) of Brandon, MB, and by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Funeral service will be announced for early May. Tributes in memory of Bertha may be sent to the Moosomin & District Healthcare Foundation, Spiritual Care.
Email or sign the online book of condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Moosomin, in care of arrangements.
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PENNER: Katherine (Tena) Penner. Mom was born on May 7, 1917 in the Russian Ukraine and died peacefully on January 22nd, 2016 at Valleyview Care Center in Brandon, MB. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker most of her adult life. One of the favourite slogans that she lived by was "If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well." This was reflected in all her activities from gardening to sewing to Mennonite Central Committee volunteer work to the Ladies Aid and church related functions and on and on. Her faith was very strong and sustained her through good times and bad. She was predeceased by her beloved life partner Pete in 1989, by all of her siblings and by her son-in-law West Tolton. She is survived by her children Otto (Marlene), Helen (Barrie) Cochrane, Eric (Lee) and Louise (Louis) Andre as well as ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Nettie Sawatsky, Anne Schroeder, Beth Kathler, Iola Penner, by brother-in-law and sister-in-law Cornie and Thelma Penner and by many nieces and nephews. Sincere thanks from the family goes to the caring and compassionate staff at VCC for their endless patience and unfailing efforts to make Mom happy. Donations in memory of Mom may be sent to the MCC, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB. R3T 5K9 or a charity of choice. Flowers are gratefully declined by request. A celebration of Tena's life will be held on April 16th, 2016 at the Oak Lake Mennonite Church at 2:00p.m. A private family interment will precede the service. Carscaddens Funeral Home in Virden, MB are in charge of arrangements.
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WILSON: The death of Lyall Falconer Wilson, beloved husband of Barbara and father to Neil, occurred on Friday, April 8, 2016 at his residence, Fairview Home. The Ceremony to Celebrate Lyall's life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Susan LeSueur officiating. A reception will follow at Odd Fellows Corner, 939-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Lyall may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - Dialysis Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or to Second Floor Activities, c/o Fairview Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4S6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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PUGH: On April 9th, 2016, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Florence Dorrine, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Hillcrest Personal Care Home. Born April 19th, 1917 to Kate and William Haines at Fort William and moving to Brandon in 1921, she married Gerrard James Pugh in 1939 and had 53 wonderful years together. Mom excelled at everything she tried including knitting, sewing, baking, cooking and reading. Her memory and ability to remember names amazed us right until the last week of her life. Her faith and prayers inspired us and left a great legacy to her family and friends. Her competitive nature endeared her to grandchildren who loved playing cards and games for hours with her. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband, parents, siblings, Charles (Margaret), Queenie (Bob), Bunt (Estelle), Robert and son-in-law, Vic Oliver. Mom is survived by her daughters Carol Oliver, Patricia Joan (Wilfred) Demajo and son Bill (Brenda) Pugh; grandchildren Nicole (Chris), Jason (Faye), Sean (Allison), Catherine (Jason), Michael, Emma (Andrew), Sarah, Breanna (Brad), Jaime (Jamie), Amanda (Matt) and Christopher; and great-grandchildren Will, Grady, Evan, Abby, Stella, Alice, Emilia, Hudson, and Paxton. Prayers will be said at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, April 19th (Mom’s 99th Birthday) at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. John Pungente and Fr. Patrick Neufeld officiating. A private graveside ceremony will follow after a reception in the St. Augustine’s Square. Donations in memory of Dorrine may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MAHONEY REYNOLDS: Deborah Lynn Reynolds of Athens, PA died tragically on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the age of 41 leaving this world too soon. Deborah was a devoted wife, exceptional mother, and beloved daughter and sister. Deborah was smart, kind, funny and wise. She was a loyal friend to many and was someone who made people feel special, always putting others before herself. She was born on October 9, 1974 in Emo, Ontario. Deborah is survived by her beloved husband of 12 years, Dermot Michael Reynolds, and her beloved children, Evelyn Grace, Scarlet Frances, and Declan Michael. She is also survived by her parents Douglas and Naomi Mahoney of Brandon, Manitoba, her brother Chris and sister-in-law Jill Mahoney and their children Halsey and Michael of Jamestown, North Dakota. A Celebration of Deborah's Life will take place in the Kinsman Rehearsal Hall, Queen Elizabeth Music Building, Brandon University, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Please enter from 20th Street. Linda Clark will officiate. A reception will follow. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Deborah may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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KEELER: With family by his side, Robert William Wayne Keeler passed away peacefully at the Carberry Health Centre on March 25, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rob was born January 26, 1980 in Brandon, MB to Wayne and Audrey Keeler. He grew up in Hartney, MB and attended school there. During his childhood, Rob enjoyed spending time with lots of friends and his younger brother, Bryan playing different sports such as hockey, wrestling, baseball and golf. Rob loved sports and was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He enjoyed all types of music, reading biographies and had many favourite television shows. He was a very kind and compassionate man who wore his heart on his sleeve and who loved and cared deeply for his family and friends. He graduated high school in 1998 and from there, moved to Brandon, MB and attended University to pursue his Education degree. While attending University, Rob made some very good friends and had so many great memories with all of them. Once he received his Bachelor of Education degree in 2005, he spent a few years working term positions and substitute teaching at several schools around Brandon until he landed a teaching job at Riverbend Colony School (Southeast of Carberry, MB) in 2008 and was there for about 7 years. In April 2009, Rob met the love of his life, Becky and they were married on July 30, 2011. They bought a house in Carberry, MB in 2011 so Rob could be closer to his teaching job. In March 2015, after a few months of suffering from stomach and back pain, Rob was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. During the past year, Rob stayed positive despite everything and he fought hard but his illness proved to be too much of an obstacle to overcome. Rob was predeceased by grandparents Ken (1975) and Marjorie (2015) Keeler and Ruggles and Rosa Brown (1984). He is survived by his wife Becky (Smith), his parents Wayne and Audrey (Brown) Keeler, his brother Bryan (Yasemin), his niece Mya and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Rob’s life was held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Centennial Centre in Hartney, MB with Reverend Doug Craig officiating. Private interment was held in the Lauder Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. If you so wish, in memory of Rob, donations may be made to: Hartney Golf Course, Box 271, Hartney, MB R0M 0X0; CancerCare Manitoba Foundation INC., 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 9Z9; or to the Lauder Cemetery Fund, Box 66, Lauder, Manitoba, R0M 1C0.
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HOWEY: On Friday, March 25, 2016, John Wesley "Wes" Howey, of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He was born February 24, 1923 in Bradwardine, Manitoba. Wes worked as a mechanic at Reg Pearon's garage and Wilton Mercury Sales. He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters, and the Royal Canadian Legion. When not at work, Wes enjoyed spending his summers at the lake, as well as fishing, golfing, curling, and woodworking. Remaining to cherish Wes's memory are his wife Anna Howey; daughter Pat Parker; grandsons Wes (Carol), Darby (Shaundra), Lorne (Karen); six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Richard, sister Vera, and parents Clarence and Emma. The Ceremony to Celebrate Wes' Life took place at Memories Chapel on Thursday, March 31, 2016 with Arlene Robertson officiating. Urn Bearer was Wes Parker. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wes may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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HEWITT: Mary Louisa Hewitt (nee Winnie English), passed away at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on March 12, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Mary was born to parents, Melvin and Winnifred English, on November 4, 1930 in Harding, Manitoba. Sadly, her Mother died when Mary was three days old. She was raised by her Auntie Charlotte and Uncle Fred Cormack until she was five – then raised by her Father and Granny English. Mary attended school at Harding until she was 18. She then moved to Brandon to work. She met Bob Hyndman and married him in 1955. They lived at Rapid City and had three sons. They divorced amicably in 1969 and remained good friends. Mary raised her children in Rivers until 1980, moving to Alberta, then returning to Brandon in 1984 to help raise her granddaughter, Rose. Mary’s adult life was spent raising her family and working. Her work history is eclectic – cook, waitress, secretary, carpenter, security guard and salesperson. She was also a mature student at B.U. for two years in the mid 80’s, enjoying courses in Philosophy, Religion and Creative Writing. Mary is survived by her son Grant (Jack), wife Jane and family; granddaughter Rose; her cousin and lifelong best friend Molly McLellan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Billy (1957) and son Rick (1989). A come and go tea to celebrate Mary’s life was held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre on March 17, 2016. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Samaritan House Ministries, 630 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K7 or the Manitoba Lung Association, P.O. Box 20029, Brandon, MB, R7A.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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HARKNESS: On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Lawrence Harkness, age 96 years, husband of the late Shirley Harkness, and father to Bill, Floyd (deceased), Larry, Lloyd, Cheryl and Shawna, passed away at his residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. A Come and Go Memorial Reception will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00 p.m. Lawrence will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Alexander Cemetery. Donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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FRIESEN: Surrounded by his family, Henry Friesen passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the age of 77 years. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Charleswood Mennonite Church, 699 Haney Street, Winnipeg, on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm. This obituary may also be viewed at www.friendsfs.ca
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FINNIGAN: Judith Finnigan passed away on April 6th, 2016. She was born and raised in Portage. Her family consisted of nine children, her mother and father. Her childhood was very positive, filled with music, laughter, and lots of love. After high school she married and moved with her family to Nelson, BC, after twelve years of marriage she divorced. She met her husband Bryan in Nelson, they married and moved back to Manitoba. Judith worked as a therapist at Mount St. Francis in Nelson, and The Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. She attended Notre Dame University and the University of Winnipeg. She received a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg. Judith was a volunteer with the Arthritis Society, The Anglican Order of St. Luke, The Prayer Rooms, Samaritan House, The Conservatory Chorale, Youth For Christ, Al-Anon, and Teen Challenge. She received awards for her volunteer activity including: The Kiwanis Don Wood Memorial Community Service Award, The Arthritis Society Award of Distinction, and the Government of Canada Certificate of Merit. Judith was a gifted painter and she taught painting at work. She was a kind and thoughtful person, full of life and love! She will be remembered by her friends and family including: Husband Bryan, son Gerald (Cheryl), granddaughters Rachelle (Ryan), and Brittany (Matthew), grandson Joseph (Faye), great-granddaughters Sophia, Emily, McKenzie and Azura; great-grandsons Mark and Jayden, her sisters Barbara, Joan, Laura and Cathy, brothers Gavin (Kay), Gerry (Edie) and Cal (Jo-Anne). A Celebration of Life will be held for Judith at Bethel Christian Assembly on April 20th at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Judith may be made to Teen Challenge, c/o Bethel.
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DUNTHORNE: Peacefully on April 3rd, 2016, Jean Marrion Dunthorne passed away in Brandon, MB at the age of 77 years. Born March 4th, 1939 to Alex and Mary Saseniuk in Geraldton, Ontario, she was the eldest of 12 children. Jean grew up in farming communities of Swan Valley and attended school in Swan River, MB. Once graduating from school, she moved to Winnipeg where she met and married Edward Dunthorne from Winnipeg, MB, on September 10, 1960 and resided in Brandon. Attaining her Post-Secondary Education, she worked and talked fondly of her employment at Manitoba Medical, Brandon General Hospital, and retiring from Brandon City Hall in 1997. Jean enjoyed the outdoors and gardening as noted by all those who attended the many events hosted in her beautifully manicured yard. Mom enjoyed life to the fullest caring for family and friends with an open door and helping hand. Jean was predeceased by her husband Ed in 1969, brothers Ernie and Michael, and sister Gladys. She leaves to mourn her children Allen Dunthorne (Sheila), Donna Wiebe (Jerry), grandkids Jeff, Kim, (and their mother Nancy), Trista (Travis), Kari (Babe), Jenna and great grandchild Emily as well as her siblings Vickie, Ronnie, Alvin, Gerry, Bill, Leona, Dianne, and Karen and their extended families, and Don and Helen Dunthorne and family of Winnipeg. The family wishes to pass along thanks to the Dr. Goosen and Dr. L. Minders, and the nurses and aids of the palliative care unit for their compassion and care. A Memorial Reception will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, (Brockie Donovan Funeral Home), 332-8th Street, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 (today) at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CLOUD: It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved son, Curtis Neal Cloud. After a lengthy illness he succumbed to the disease of cancer. He died at Waywayseecappo on March 30, 2016. “On the wings of an eagle you soared to freedom son and landed safely in the arms of Jesus.” Curtis was born just after midnight on March 17th, 1965, to Gale F. Cloud of Waywayseecappo. He weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and quickly grew into a healthy boy. Curtis spent some of his childhood with his grandparents late George and Isabel Cloud. He was especially fond of his grandpa. Curtis enjoyed spending time with his friends in Red Deer, Alberta and it was there that he chose to complete high school. He later attended college in Calgary (S.A.I.T) and Edmonton (N.A.I.T) where he completed his studies in applied environmental sciences. Curtis worked in the oil/gas industry in Alberta and later moved to Manitoba where he worked for Hazco Industries and later became self-employed. Curtis had an excellent work ethic and a great personality. We send our sincere condolences to Curtis’s adult sons Nigel S. in Alberta, and Brayden S. of Montana, USA. They could not be present at his funeral service in Waywayseecappo on April 4, 2016. Heartfelt thanks to all the helpers who gave so freely of their time in preparation for the celebration of our son’s life. Thank you as well to the staff at Rossburn Personal Care Home who gave him love and support.
Curtis,Thanks for the years you gave us And for the precious times we shared, We only pray when you left usYou knew how much we cared. God saw you getting tiredWhen a cure was not to be, He put His arms around youAnd said, “Come unto Me.” Forever in our memories and hearts
Mom Fran & Dad Kingsley, Sisters Lisa G. & Terry K. Brothers Harvey C. & Jason K.
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BULLEE: Henry Bullee passed away with family by his side on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. A Celebration of Henry’s life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Henry may be made to a Charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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