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HARVEY:  Peacefully on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Jean Harvey passed away at the River East Personal Care Home at the age of 95 years.  A memorial service in Winnipeg will take place in January. Service details will be in the longer obituary that will run closer to the date of service. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre  204-949-2200  neilbardalinc.com
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HARDY: It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Peggy Doreen Hardy, who died suddenly at her residence, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Peggy was born on June 4, 1924, in East Brighton, England, the only child of William and Annie Barnsdale. She grew up in Brighton and was involved in dance and drama as a child. During WWII, Peggy worked as a factory hand and at age 19, she met and married Private Fredrick Herbert Hardy (motor mechanic), of Canada, on December 27, 1943 in Brighton. She came to Canada on the Aquitania as a War Bride, landing at pier 21 in Halifax. Peggy worked as a homemaker and after moving to Brandon, she worked at the Metropolitan, Economart, Norm’s Grocery, and retired from the Brandon University Food Services. Peggy was a dedicated mother and she hosted many family gatherings. She always looked forward to coffee with her three daughters, and with others. Peggy took pride and care in her appearance and was always dressed in the latest fashions. She was well-known for making delicious butter tarts, and her passion for her dogs was also an important part of her life. She belonged to the Deloraine Legion, Brandon Legion as well as the Crocus Obedience & Kennel Club, where she enjoyed participating in obedience, scent hurdling and fly ball with her Cocker Spaniels. Peggy will lovingly be remembered by her children: Garry (Lucile), Blaine (Lois), Brian (Koko), Gail (Jack), Trevor (Deb), Cheryl (Don), Joy (Warren) and daughter-in-law, June. She will also be missed by her 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Peggy was predeceased by her husband Fred and son, Terry. A private family service and interment was held at the Brandon Cemetery on November 27, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peggy may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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GLASMAN: Jean Glasman of Russell, Manitoba passed away on November 23, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Jean is survived by her son Miles (Bonnie) Glasman of Russell, daughter Donna Glasman (Steve Thompson) of Winnipeg, son Jeff Glasman of Russell and four grandchildren.The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Knox United Church, Russell with interment at the Russell Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Russell District Health Centre, Palliative Care or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to bbfs@mymts.net
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204)773-2747.
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FUNK: Menno J. Funk went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus, on November 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife Erika, five brothers, four sisters, three step children and five grandchildren. Menno was predeceased by his Mother, Father, one brother and two sisters. A celebration of his life will be December 7, 2:00 p.m. at Valleyview Bible Church, Kamloops. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Menno will be missed and holds a special place in all our hearts.
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DUBRAY: Donald Edwin Dubray, of Bienfait, Saskatchewan, formerly of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Donald was born at Russell, Manitoba on February 3, 1958. Donald was predeceased by his mother Phyllis (Thelma), father Norman (Sam), sister Echo and brother Darryl. His memory will live on forever in his wife LaVine Hinzman; sons Donnie, Dustin (Jacquie) and grandsons Chael and Sam; sisters Lorraine (Leonard) Wahl, their children Penny and Mark; Barb Krieser and Barb's grandson Josh; Carol (Terry) Hill, children Tammy and Steve; Darlene (Ron) Sahlin, children Stacey and Lisa; stepchildren Angela Fornwald, her children Bryla and Chayton; Robert Fornwald; Christine (Kevin) Mack, children Taylor, Cali-Marie and Leland; Lee Lesy and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was a very special man with an amazing sense of humour. He was indeed an angel - owning and operating Angel Taxi, a highlight of his life. He loved to help each and everyone, always showing his loving and generous spirit. Don will be very much missed and loved beyond words. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. A time of visitation will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will follow at Ancrum Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Pallbearers are Donnie Dubray, Dustin Dubray, Rob Fornwald, Ron Sahlin, Kevin Mack, and Dean Campbell. All those in attendance are considered honorary bearers. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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BURTON: Margarette Lillian Burton, beloved wife of the late Beverley Burton, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the age 82 years. Margarette will lovingly be remembered by her children: Sandra (Don) MacArthur, Sharon (Dwaine) Lawrence, Linda Henson, Grant (Brenda) Burton and Howard (Lisa) Burton; grandchildren Krista MacArthur, Ian MacArthur, June (Kevin) Roziere, Darrell (Jo Anne) Lawrence, Brittany Hamilton, Brandon Burton, Brianna Burton and Kyle Burton. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law Lloyd (Vi) Burton and sister -in-law Laurine Grandison. A Celebration of Margarette’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margarette may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4M3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MELNYK: Steve. August 15, 1914 to November 26, 2014 (100 yrs. + 103 days). It is with heavy hearts that we announce a quick and peaceful passing of our Dad (aka Gido). Dad's earthly journey has come to a close and he has moved on to be with our Mom who passed away on April 30 of this year. They would have been married 72 years on November 21. Dad was born in Angusville, MB to Mike and Ann Melnyk, one of eight boys and five girls. All have predeceased him except for one sister Isabel of Victoria, B.C. Gido attended Ruthenia school and graduated with a Grade Three certificate…maybe Grade Two and Half. He was not a believer in a big education, but believed in good work ethics and understood the meaning of hard work. His early years were spent working on the family farm and also working for other farmers as a hired man. He spent several years in the Canadian Army. Upon coming home, Dad married Verna Stadnyk on November 21, 1942. Together, they moved to the Grandview District where they farmed until they moved to Brandon in 1967. Still too young to retire at age 53, he got a job with Parkdale builders. With his new 1967 Chevy one ton, he worked for the builder for many years and ended as their painter, having painted many houses in Brandon's West end. He also worked for the RM of Oakland operating a backhoe installing culverts. When he finally retired, Dad and Mom travelled throughout most of Canada and the USA in their truck and camper. They also had a summer home in Watrous, Saskatchewan at the famous mineral spa. On Dad's 90th birthday, the family surprised him with a birthday party. 75 family and friends came out to celebrate with Dad and enjoyed a full course meal. At the end of this, Dad looked up at us and said, “Well boys…this was good! So what are you going to do for my 100th birthday?” On his 100th birthday, with Mom now gone, 60 people came to a barbecue to honor this milestone. Dad once again said, “Thank You Boys.” Dad and Mom moved into Fairview Home in January of this year. With Mom's passing in April, Dad was basically lost without her. He was very fortunate to have the wonderful staff on the fifth floor of Fairview Home. We know he will miss you all but not as much as he missed his beloved wife. They are now together forever. He was a Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather, but to most…he was GIDO. He is survived by his eldest son Mike and wife Pat, son Fred (Patti), grandsons Michael and wife Sandy, Tim and wife Colleen, Steven and wife Brittany and granddaughter Katherine, as well his great grandchildren Mikaila and Nicholas Melnyk. Prayers were at Memories Chapel on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Funeral Service was held at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Friday, December 5, 2014. The Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda officiated. Pallbearers were Michael Melnyk, Tim Melnyk, Steven Melnyk, Katherine Melnyk, Mikaila Melnyk and Nicholas Melnyk. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
Eternal Rest – Vichnaya Pamyat
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BROOKS:Rosalie “Rose” Emma Brooks (Orchard) beloved wife of Norval passed away peacefully at Birch Personal Care Home in Hamiota on November 26, 2014. Rose was born September 6, 1932 at Miami, Manitoba to Will and Emma Orchard. Rose went to Deerwood, a one-room school til grade 9 and took grade 10 by correspondence. She stayed with her sister Nora and husband Ron and completed her grade 11 at McConnell school. After graduating grade 12 from United College in Winnipeg, Rose attended Normal School and became a teacher. She taught at Niverville and Lenore. On August 12, 1955, Rose married the love of her life, Norval Brooks of Hamiota. They took up farming on the Brooks family farm and the birth of four children followed - Doug, Dennis, Nancy and Warren. Rose spent her life raising and looking after her family. She had a big interest in plants and gardening and always froze and canned the bounty for the winter months. She loved animals and always had cats, a dog, ponies and horses. She was always doing crafts - making quilts for everyone. Rose loved music, playing the organ and reading. Rose, Norval and the family camped and fished every summer. Rose was particularly proud of her master angler pickerel. Rose and Norval traveled to various places in Canada and the US, some of which were Florida, New Brunswick, Palm Springs and Las Vegas, In their later years they could be found every winter at Pines to Palm, Welsaco, Texas. Rose was predeceased by her parents; sisters Alma Dixon and Amy Armstrong; sisters-in-law Muriel Orchard and Marjorie Orchard; brothers-in-law Duncan Stewart, Ron McConnell, Gordon Armstrong and Art Dixon; nephew Duncan Stewart Jr. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her husband Norval Brooks; sons Doug (Donna) Brooks, Dennis (Dianne) Brooks, Warren (Kathy) Brooks and daughter Nancy (Norman) Ward. Grandchildren; Jennifer Brooks, Justin (Becky) Brooks, Jessica (Braeden) Brooks, Karlee (Jordan) Lee, Angela (Ken) Brooks and Taylor Brooks; great grandchildren Jaxen Lee and Grady Brooks; sisters Wilma Stewart and Nora McConnell; brothers Wardie Orchard and Eddy (Catherine) Orchard and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Rose’s Life was held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Hamiota United Church with Rev. Doug Martindale officiating. Interment took place at Hamiota Cemetery. Honourary bearers were her grandchildren. Donations may be made in Rose’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or to a charity of one’s choice.
“Don’t cry because it’s over,Smile because it happened.”- Dr. Suess
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BEAM: Thomas "Tom" Beam, father of Rick (Gwen) and Ed (Karen), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The Funeral Ceremony will take place at St. George's Anglican Church, 1011 - 5th Street on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Chad McCharles officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Tom to the Brandon Humane Society 2200 - 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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NYKIEL: Stanley Charles November 21, 1933, Brandon, MB - December 1, 2014, Calgary, AB. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stanley Charles Nykiel in Monday, December 1, 2014 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Edie and daughter Jodie of Calgary as well as many nieces and nephews across Canada and the U.S. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Walter and sister Sophie Labrosse. Stan was involved for many years trying to better the services for those with developmental disabilities. He was on the board of COSA working to help seniors needing services. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Stan requested that there be no formal service. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Brandon, Manitoba. Forwarding Arrangements to Memories Chapel, Brandon, MB. Telephone 204-727-0330. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Centre, Office of Developmental OVC, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 9Z9.
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QUINN: Shelagh Elizabeth Quinn passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the age of 60. Shelagh lived her life in Brandon, going to school at the Lions School and then George Fitton School when the School Division took over special education. After Shelagh reached adulthood, she attended COR Enterprises for the duration of her life. There, she was treated royally and enjoyed every day working with her peers. Shelagh swam with Special Olympics, winning numerous medals and continued to swim until the last few years. She enjoyed bowling until the time of her death. Shelagh will be lovingly remembered by her sister Maureen (Lloyd) Lee, brother Michael (Susan) Quinn, sisters -in-law Sue Quinn and Annemarie Quinn, niece Joanne (Jerry) Nehring, nephew Paul (Renee Maillet) Lee, and numerous other nieces and nephews as well as her extended family from Westman Opportunities (Shelagh’s Group Home). She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Jack and Jim and a nephew, Jeffrey Lee. Special thanks to all the staff at Shelagh’s group home for their loving care. Prayers were held December 1, 2014 at Brockie Donovan Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 with Father Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Shelagh may be made to Westman Opportunities Inc., 1544-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4H7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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RICKARD: Arthur William Rickard, beloved husband of Louise Rickard died on December 2, 2014 at the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home in Deloraine, MB at the age of 92. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Deloraine United Church in Deloraine, MB at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Del-Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Arthur may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home; Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0 or to the Deloraine and Area United Church; Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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SAUTER:John Leslie (Les). Born December 8, 1926 at SE-27-10-32 near Fairlight, SK; Died November 26, 2014 at Brandon, MB. Predeceased by his father, Charles (Charlie) Sauter and mother, Carlotta Sauter (Davey), brother, Ken Sauter, infant son, John Leslie Sauter and wife, Iris Sauter (Faulkner). Survived by his daughters Colleen Frape and Amy Buehler, granddaughters Kristel Surcon (Frape) and Emily Buehler, grandson Andrew Frape, great-granddaughters Erica, Madison and Mayah Surcon and Rosalyn and Autumn Humphreys, brother Clarence Sauter, and many nieces and nephews. Les Sauter was a dedicated and much- loved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He met his life partner, Iris Faulkner, in the late 1940s, and they were married in November 1950. Les and Iris started their family while on the Sauter farm at Fairlight, Saskatchewan. Colleen and Amy were both born there, but Les, a WWII vet, joined the Air Force in 1955, and so began a decade of military life. The family lived in Manitoba, Ontario and Mississippi, before coming back to Saskatchewan when Les returned to farming in 1964. Les and Iris bought a home in Moosomin, living close enough to the family farm that Les could travel back and forth between the two. So began a balance between country and town living that lasted several years. Iris worked a full time job in Moosomin, where the girls attended school. Les, a carpenter, builder, Jack of all trades, picked up jobs and completed projects in and around Moosomin during the winter, but maintaining two homes was hectic, and when their girls graduated from high school, Les and Iris moved back to the farm at Fairlight. Les loved farming. He liked being his own boss and setting his own schedule. He enjoyed the outdoors and he definitely loved the land. He was an avid gardener and took great pleasure supplying his friends and family with fresh produce. Family times at the farm would sometimes include picking raspberries, making jam, driving the grain truck, combining, picking stones or plucking chickens… but there was always fun and laughter as well as hard work. During that time, Les and Iris kept in touch with friends and family near and far and maintained a busy social life. Les was active in the United Church, the Legion and was an avid curler and fisherman. He had a gift for conversation and could talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. He had a grin and an energy that were infectious and lived by these rules: Be dedicated to the people you love. Be passionate about the things you believe in. Set goals and live up to them. Don’t be satisfied with less than you can achieve and go for coffee at least twice a day! Long before they were popular, Les was a model of the environmental 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reusing and Recycling provide an economic saving and that was always attractive to Les. He tore down two old houses to reuse the materials to build a cottage, then later moved the cottage into town and turned it into much larger, more comfortable home. Now that’s cost effective and efficient! No job was too big or too difficult. He had received training in mechanics, electronics and radar operation in the Air Force and could build or fix just about anything. The many moves while Les was in the Air Force had left a travel bug in both Les and Iris. They enjoyed many trips to California to visit Les’s brother Ken, to Florida, Arizona, Hawaii, Ontario, BC, Alaska and even a trip to Europe. Often they met with old friends, and always they made new ones. They also loved the many trips to their daughter, Colleen’s cottage at Fishing Lake. Les wasn’t crazy about being in the water, but he loved being on the water. In a boat, with a fishing rod, he was always happy. Les and Iris retired from the farm, living again in Moosomin and then in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. During the time in Wynyard, Les became interested in locating Sauter Bay, named after his Uncle, Ernest Sauter, who had died in active service during WWII. Les made a point of visiting Sauter Bay and placing a commemorative plaque at the site on Lac la Ronge to honour his uncle. Working with the Royal Canadian Legion, he was able to help others identify the geographic locations named in memory of their relatives as well. He was very proud of this work, as he was proud to be a veteran of the war himself. Les and Iris moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 2006. Their last years were marked with illness. Both were residents of Fairview Personal Care Home for a number of years. Iris predeceased Les by 16 months. Alzheimer Disease led to a slow but steady decline in Les’s health, but he remained a gentleman and loving father to the end. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. A comfort to the family is knowing that if given the choice, Les would not have asked for another day or even another minute. He was tired. After a lifetime of being “Les and Iris,” it was hard just being Les. The family wishes to thank the staff at Fairview for their consideration and care. Anyone wishing to honour Les’s memory may make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or Manitoba. A graveside service will be held in the South Cemetery, Moosomin, December 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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THROWER: Lillian Thrower, age 85 years, passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Lillian was born at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on February 14, 1929. She worked for twenty-five years at Brandon Mental Health Centre in housekeeping and was the house mother at the nurse's residence before her retirement. Lillian loved her children and grandchildren. She never missed a concert or graduation. Lillian also enjoyed spending time with her two best friends, Livia and Lois. She was an amazing cook and had a great sense of humour. Lillian will be deeply missed by her children Mary, Sharon and Mike, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Fairview Home and Memories Chapel for their care and compassion at this time. Cremation has taken place. A tea to Celebrate Lil's Life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Lillian may be made to Westman Hospice, Unit M - 435 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6S2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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