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ANDERSON: Mr. Ken Anderson, husband of the late Mrs. Alison Anderson, formerly of Pierson, MB., passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home, Wawanesa, MB. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 96. The funeral service will be held from the Pierson United Church, Pierson, MB. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with (rev.) Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment at the Pierson Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Ken may be given to the Wawanesa Personal Care Home, Box 309, Wawanesa, MB. R0K 2G0 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita, MB. (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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KOSIOR: Nellie Kosior (née Lamb) March 3, 1936 - February 27, 2015.
The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories, becomes a memory.
On February 27, 2015, only three days before her 79th birthday, Nellie peacefully left this earth with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her father Mike Lamb, mother Anne Lamb, infant son Stefan, brother Richard (Dick) Lamb, brothers-in-law Charlie (McKay) and Frank (Kwiatkowski). Nellie is survived by three sisters, Eva McKay (Charlie), Vergie Kokorudz (Stanley), Marlene Gerelus (Bill) and sisters-in-law Maureen Lamb and Cecile Kwiatkowski. She leaves to mourn her husband Joseph of 57 years, children Jake (Irene), Walter, Charlene (Wayne) Thompson and Lisa. She also leaves five grandchildren, Leslie, Stefan, Kathleen, Olivia and Avery along with three great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Joseph and Emberlynn. She had many cherished nieces and nephews. Nellie was born on the Lamb family homestead near Oakburn, Manitoba and attended Roger’s Elementary School in Oakburn. Before the days of television and internet, Nellie and her siblings spent evenings together dancing to the tune of father’s fiddle at the farm. At the age of fifteen, Nellie went with Eva to the big city of Brandon, Manitoba to work at the Brandon Packers Plant. Together, they lived in a small apartment on 2nd Street in Brandon and spent weekends dancing at the Palladium on Rosser Avenue. Nellie was very musically inclined playing the accordion, violin and piano with accordion lessons during weekday evenings. Nellie met her husband Joe on a blind date where he took her to the 1957 New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at the Sokol Hall, and after a whirlwind romance, they were married only six months later on June 15, 1957. Together, they built a house and raised a family at 1834 McDonald Avenue in Brandon’s North End. She was an active member of the Polish National Catholic Church and also the Sokol Hall. It was here that she made some of her closest friendships and had some of the best times of her life. For the first fifteen years of her married life, Nellie managed the family household and her four children. As the children got older, Nellie took on the role of administrator and book-keeper for the family business, Aurora Video and Audio until her passing. While Nellie and Joe spent many summers at the cottage in Clear Lake, Manitoba and 31 winters at the family home in Weslaco, Texas, they also travelled extensively together to destinations in the Caribbean Europe, South America and the United States. Nellie’s hobbies included her rose and vegetable garden in Brandon and tending the grapefruit tree in Weslaco, Texas. She had amazing pickling and canning skills and we will remember many tireless evenings of Nellie working late into the night until the job was done. She was a master in the kitchen and could warm a hungry heart with not only her cooking, but her genuine compassion for her friends and family. She was well known in the VLT lounges and could light up any room as soon as she walked in. But, nothing could light Nellie up quicker than the love of her Joe, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nellie will be especially remembered for her quick wit and humor, perhaps responding too quickly and getting her words mixed up, but once she realized what she said, it was fun to all be in on the joke. Nellie touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.
Whenever we feel sad because we miss you, we willtry and remember how lucky we are to have someone so special to miss.
Evening Prayers were held on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home. Nellie’s Funeral Service was held on Thursday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, 2-37 – 11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2.
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LLOYD-DAVIES: The Very Reverend Canon Richard Lloyd-Davies, August 13, 1926 - March 11, 2015. Richard, with his family by his side, passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Kathy Cote (Bill Cote), Shirley Lloyd-Davies (Kelly Crosson), Patty Snider (Darcy Snider), Maureen Lloyd-Davies (Jeff DeBacker); grandchildren Tom Cote (April Cote), Bryce Cote, Cody Crosson (Kaley Planidin), Teal Crosson, Courtney and Tristan Snider (Meghan Rebekah), Richard, Alex and Nina Switzer; great grandchildren Cole Crosson, Carter Bateman and soon to arrive Elijah Cote; brother, Richard Lloyd-Davies residing in England, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Lloyd was predeceased by his loving wife, Wilma Lloyd-Davies; parents Richard Lloyd-Davies and  Kathleen  Heard; sisters Kathleen Nancy and Sheila Victoria. Lloyd was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire-South Wales. He had one brother and two sisters. Lloyd’s father died at the age of 32 and his mother passed away at the age of 39. Lloyd was orphaned at age 13. Cousin Cherry Robbins became the legal guardian of Lloyd and his siblings. Lloyd and his brother attended separate boarding schools, therefore, they were only reunited as a family on holidays. Cousin Cherry had a great presence in Lloyd’s life. Interesting fact was that Cousin Cherry was a first cousin to C.S. Lewis. Lloyd attended Ashampstead Preparatory School and Cranleigh Public School in Surrey, England. He later trained and served within the ROTC (Royal Observatory Corps and Home Guard Arms) during the war, it was his responsibility to sight enemy planes and report them to the Plotting Board. Post war, Richard worked for a farmer in Herefordshire, eventually purchasing a small holding at Five Ashes in East Sussex where he raised livestock. In 1952, it was no longer feasible for Lloyd to continue farming on such a small scale so the equipment and property was sold. Lloyd travelled extensively across Canada and the United States and immigrated to Canada August 18, 1952. His first job was at Growers Farm, Lulu Island (now known as Richmond) and he then went on to work for Glen Irquirt Dairy Farm, Courtney, British Columbia. He then moved back to Vancouver where he was employed by BC Tractor, Canada Paper Box, Austin Motor Co. and Goodyear Tire respectively. Lloyd attended Holy Trinity Church in Vancouver and taught Sunday school. It is at Holy Trinity where he met the love of his life, Wilma Coffey and they married on May 1, 1958.  The Clergyman at Holy Trinity recommended Lloyd to the Bishop as a possible candidate for the Ministry. Lloyd was accepted as a postulate candidate and spent three years studying theology at Emmanuel College, Saskatoon. Wilma and Lloyd ran a boarding house in Saskatoon while he took his theological training. Their first child, Kathleen, was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Lloyd was ordained in 1960 and sent to minister in the towns of Wilkie, Scoll and Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. Shirley and Patty were born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. Lloyd and Wilma’s second parish was in Lytton, British Columbia where he covered many churches encompassing a vast physical area on both sides of the Fraser River including Lytton, 30 Mile House, Nyshakup, Cisca Flats, Nicklapen, Inketsaf, Kanaka Bar and Spuzzum, often travelling by canoe, horseback and wagon. After five years in Lytton, the family moved to Ashcroft, British Columbia. Lloyd’s parish responsibilities took him to Clinton Jesmond, The Flying U Guest Ranch and Cornwall Reserve. Their fourth child, Maureen, was born in Vancouver. The family spent seven years in Ashcroft. It was during this time that Lloyd exchanged parishes for nine months with a cousin in Abberley, England. As well as his ministerial duties in England he taught scripture at Abberley School for boys. When the nine month exchange concluded the family travelled back to Canada by ship to the East Coast and then by train right across Canada to Ashcroft, an experience the family will never forget. In 1972, Lloyd left active Ministry and moved the family to Kaleden, British Columbia where they opened an Antique Shop and Art Gallery.  Lloyd became a worker priest visiting the Penticton General Hospital and senior homes from Kelowna to Osoyoos. In 1975, Lloyd returned to active full time ministry and moved to Brandon, Manitoba where he filled in at St. Matthews Cathedral for five months and then onto St. Mary the Virgin where he served for seven years. In 1982, Wilma and Lloyd moved to Neepawa and Ministered at both St. James Parish and Gladstone, Manitoba. In 1991, Lloyd and Wilma retired to Alexander, Manitoba where they resided for twelve years. Lloyd and Wilma then moved to Brandon for several years and then to Elgin, Manitoba for a year and a half and finally back to Brandon. Even in retirement, Richard continued being an active member of the Anglican ministry until his health began to fail. Lloyd was very proud of his antique collection and most of all his grandchildren.
Where a beautiful soul has travelled, beautiful memories remain forever.
Thank you to Dr. Maier and to the staff of Dinsdale Personal Care home, words cannot express our gratitude for how compassionately Lloyd was cared for over the years, especially during his last days.  A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 (today) at 11:00 a.m. with The Very Reverend Nigel Packwood officiating. Urn placement will follow in the St. Matthew’s Cathedral Columbarium. In memory of Richard, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 7 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 1P2.
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McDOUGALL:Frances L. McDougall, (December 25, 1924 - March 8, 2015) passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Fran was predeceased by her parents William and Magdeline Cuff, brother William, sisters Mary Kiteley and Wilma York and granddaughter Patricia Kilmury. Frances is survived by her children Daniel (Vicki), Janet (John), Mary Jane (Dana), Susan (Klaus), Joe (Calla), and Michele. Grandchildren Adam (Sue), Parker, Patrick (Jaqi), Taylor, Landon (Jessica), Aerlan, and Sara (Travis) Great-grandchildren, Delaney, Ashton and Brooke. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fran may be made to the Westman Women’s Shelter, 148-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J4.
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MEGGISON: Walter “Scott” Meggison passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Scott was born December 17, 1922 at Deloraine, fourth and youngest child of Walter and Mae Meggison. He grew up on a farm and attended Waterloo School, south of Goodlands. After school, he began farming with his father. In 1941, he joined the RCAF and became a Wireless Operator flying on the Lancaster planes. He returned home from England in May 1945, and returned to the farm. He married Ada Renwick in 1946. They farmed until 1974 when they moved to Brandon. He worked for Canadian Motors and Lindenberg Seeds before retirement in 1988. During these later working years and early retirement years, he enjoyed golfing, curling, church choir and especially Barbershop singing. He grew up in a family that loved music. He and his siblings often sang 4-part harmony while they were younger, and he continued singing with his brother for many years. He was delighted when he could join the bass section of the Brandon Barbershop chorus. Scott and Ada travelled with friends to Australia, to England and on a tour of Europe. They vacationed across Canada and enjoyed a few winters in the southern United States. He always said the most memorable vacation had been to England, when he was able to revisit the airfield and surrounding area where he had been stationed during the war. Family was very important to him. He supported his children and grandchildren in their many activities and was proud of their various accomplishments. With his positive outlook on life, he gained many friends throughout the years. He enjoyed a good conversation with family or friends, and if there was laughter in the room he was usually involved. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Ada of almost 69 years, daughter Linda (Ross) Sprung and son-in-law Michael Smith; grandchildren Janelle (Cameron) Chawrun, Meghan Sprung, Jamieson Ripley and Celine Meggison; and great- granddaughter Emily Chawrun. He is also survived by his sister Ruth Bell. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lorraine, in June 2013, as well as his brother, Jack, and sister, Marjorie Cameron. A Memorial Service was held at Central United Church on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Glen Whetter officiating. Donations in memory of Scott may be made to a charity of choice.
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PAYNE: The family sadly announces the passing of John “Harvey” on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Fairview Home in Brandon, MB. His daughters, Linda and Brenda, were honored to be by his side. For the last 11 days of his life, family took turns staying with him so he was never alone. Harvey was born on September 5, 1924 at Sinclair, MB to John and Florence Payne. He left school in grade 9 to help out in his parent`s General Store and Post Office in Ewart, MB. Later on, he assisted his parents when they operated the Modern Café in Reston, MB. During his life, Harvey drove a truck for the B.A. Oil Company and C. P. Transport in Brandon. He also worked as a Brandon City Transit Driver and at the time of his retirement in 1986, worked at Canada Post. During his retirement, he enjoyed driving for Kelleher Motors. He loved driving and anything to do with cars. Harvey will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Florence (Steward), daughters Linda (Brian) Wirth, Oakbank, MB, Brenda (Yves) Lacerte, Brandon, MB, grandchildren Jared (Brie) Weir, Brian (B.J.) (Jenn) Wirth, Anna (Daniel) Hussey, Sara (Chester) Phung, Milaine and Mary-Elizabeth Lacerte. Harvey also had 2 great grandchildren, Hannah Phung and Greyson Wirth. “Poppa” was very special to all his grandchildren and he loved them very much. He is also survived by his sister Marjorie Nicholson (Dartmouth, N.S.), and sister-in-law Verna Payne (Brandon, MB), as well as special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Harvey was predeceased by his parents Fredrick John Payne and Florence Violet Duncan, and also by his first wife Mary “Hannah” (Setter), brother William Fredrick “Bill” Payne and brother-in-law John Nicholson. Harvey and Hannah spent most of their married life in Brandon, and enjoyed many happy times with Bill and Verna and with Harvey`s parents. Hannah sadly passed away in 1995. Harvey married Florence Georgeina (Steward) in 1998. They celebrated 16 years of marriage on September 4, 2014. On September 5, 2014, Harvey turned  90 years young, and this special event was celebrated with a Come and Go tea in his honor on September 6, 2014 at St. Mary`s Anglican Church. Harvey and Florence were faithful members of St. Mary`s and spent many Sundays worshipping there. They resided at Lion`s Manor together from 2005 until illness overtook Harvey and he was admitted to hospital in September of 2012, and then to Fairview Home in 2013, where he resided until the time of his passing. The celebration of Harvey`s life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on March 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. John Dolloff officiating. Words of remembrance were spoken by grandsons Jared Weir and B.J. Wirth. A video tribute was organized by granddaughters Anna Hussey and Sara Phung. Active pallbearers were Jared Weir, B.J. Wirth, Chester Phung, Daniel Hussey, Brent Payne and Robert Wirth. Honorary pallbearers were all present. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Harvey`s memory may be made to a charity of choice.  The family wishes to sincerely thank Dr. J. Deong and the caring staff on the First Floor at Fairview Home, as well as Jeremy Lancaster at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home for his assistance in our time of need. Special thanks to Rev. John Dolloff for conducting the service and to Dr. G. Visser for being so good to Harvey for many years.
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REY: Dustin. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dustin, surrounded by family, on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Dustin was born on June 5, 1980 in Brandon, Manitoba. He received his education at St. Augustine's School and Crocus Plains High School. As a child, Dustin enjoyed skating at the rink, playing organized hockey, soccer, and baseball. He loved spending summers at the lake and the mountains while living in B.C. for eight years. He was a skilled carpenter and worked at roofing, siding, but most recently, built fences with J and M Industries. Dustin enjoyed hockey, golfing, fishing, camping, bar-b-qing, family get-togethers, hanging out with family and friends and doing activities with Michelle and Piper. One of Dustin's attributes was his thoughtfulness and one way he showed this was in sponsoring a child in need. He was also easy going, very punctual, passionate about work, and always lending a hand. Dustin was very proud of his family and will be deeply missed by his wife Michelle Campbell; daughter Piper Rey; parents Mike and Kim Rey; brothers Denny and Jeremey and sister April, as well as nieces and nephew. He is also remembered by his grandparents Ken and Kay Smith, Georges and Iris Rey, many aunts, uncles and cousins. The Ceremony to Celebrate Dustin's Life was held at Central United Church on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mr. Mike Waddell officiated. Urn Bearers were his siblings, Denny, April and Jeremey Rey. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dustin may be made to CancerCare Manitoba 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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LLOYD-DAVIES: Rev. Canon Richard H. H. Lloyd-Davies, beloved husband of the late Wilma Lloyd-Davies, passed away at his residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 88 years. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with the Very Rev. Nigel Packwood officiating. Urn placement will follow in the St. Matthew’s Columbarium. Donations in memory of Richard may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 1P2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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TARNOWSKI:Genevieve "Jean" August 15, 1925 - March 8, 2015. On March 8, 2015 Jean (Genevieve) Tarnowski was reunited into her loving husband's arms. She left this world peacefully with her daughter holding her and the family by her side. She will be dearly missed by her devoted daughter Darlene (Domenico Paduano); grandchildren: Dorian (Randy), Kevin (Olga), Debbie (Dean), Kathy (Kelly); great-grandchildren: Tiffany (Travis), Mattison, Michelle, Ellena, Nikolas and Ava; great-great-grandchildren: Tanner, Isabella, and Jonathan. Jean was predeceased by her mother Wanda; father, Clements; brother, Lesek, and sister, Nina. Genowefa Rutkowska (Jean) was born in Wilno, Poland. October 1947 Jean immigrated from Germany to Brandon, Manitoba. There she met and married her Michael, the love of her life. In 1952 their daughter was born. Jean and Mike enjoyed sixty-four years together. After medical issues complicated their lives they relocated to Calgary, Alberta to be closer to their family. Prayers will take place in the Chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial Services to be held in Brandon at a later date. A heartfelt thanks to the staff at Sarcee Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Jean. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary AB, T3Z 3K2.
PHILLIPS:John Thomas, 80 years old, beloved husband of Patricia Phillips, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Monday, March 9, 2015. Graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Lauder Cemetery, Lauder, Manitoba on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at the Faith Community Baptist Church, Souris, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, in memory of John donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre, the Souris Health Centre, c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10, Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Faith Community Baptist Church – Mission Project. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
KELLY: Ann Helen Kelly of Birtle, Manitoba passed away at the Birtle Health Centre on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the age of 96 years. The funeral service will be held from the St. George Anglican Church, Birtle at a later date. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
OSBORNE: Arthur Ernest Nov. 21, 1922 – March 6, 2015 Arthur passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at age 92 with his family nearby. Art was born in Brandon, Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Agriculture Economics in 1945. He served in the U of M Regiment of the Canadian Mounted Rifles Reserve. He worked as a newspaper reporter for the Winnipeg Tribune, an adjuster for the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, a licensed projectionist, and a research technician at the Brandon Agriculture Research Station. He and Evelyn moved to Calgary in 1987. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn; son, Edward (Lynne); daughter, Ellen; grandsons, Andrew Osborne (Katrina) and Patrick Smook (Jen); granddaughters, Meagan Ferguson (Brandon), Adrienne Ewert (Geoff and great grandson Callum) and Nancy Lentz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his sister Elsie McDonald (Brandon, MB). Sincere thanks to his caregivers at Trinity Lodge and Chinook Care Centre. If so desired, donations in Arthur’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (325 Manning Rd NE #200, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5). A Celebration of Art’s Life will take place at Eden Brook Funeral Home (17th Ave & Lower Springbank Rd. S.W.) on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:30 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary AB, T3Z 3K2.
MEGGISON: Walter “Scott” Meggison, beloved husband of Ada, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Glen Whetter officiating. Donations in memory of Scott may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McDOUGALL: Frances L. McDougall of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 90 years. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fran may be made to the Westman Women’s Shelter, 148-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J4. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, (204) 727-0694.
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