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OSHUST: Henry Rudolph. Henry Oshust passed away on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at the Erickson District Health Centre at the age of 87 years. Henry was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen, grandson Jeremy, and his parents Leon and Sophie. He leaves his children Peter (Alyson) and Susan (Terry); his grandchildren Kelsey, Chenoa, Bronwyn, and Derry; relatives and friends to carry on his legacy of love of and enthusiasm for life. Henry was an intelligent, generous, and enduringly optimistic fellow who held a lifelong curiosity of the natural world. He was happiest when family and friends could gather to share in each other’s company, good food, and a few “oh-be-joyfuls”. He was an active participant in his community, as Mayor of Erickson for 11 years, and served for many years in local service organizations. He loved his wife and family; picking mushrooms, berries, and artifacts; having cookouts and fish-fries. He was a shopkeeper who loved growing things, and was especially proud of his garden on the farm. A funeral for Henry will be held at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church in Erickson at 11:00 am on Friday, April 24th, 2015. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Erickson District Health Centre Activity Program. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.netRae’s Funeral Service of Erickson in care of arrangements. (204)636-7727
SCOTT: The family wish to announce the passing of Eunice Luella Scott, age 81 years, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, parents Melvin and Eva McLaughlin, brothers Marlin and Earl McLaughlin and sisters Fern Kirby, Bernice Battersby and Vivian Kelly. Left to cherish her memory are daughters: Donna (Don) Greig of Calgary, Eileen (Blair) Cairns of Brandon; grandchildren: Carla (Angelo) Carnovale of Calgary, Crystal Greig of Calgary, Trina (Doug) Martens of Brandon, and Travis (Davilyn) Cairns of Winnipeg; nine special great-grandchildren: Marisa and Angelo Carnovale of Calgary, Malkalm and Zenya Greig of Calgary, Braden, Taylor, and Bryce Cairns of Brandon and Cole and Katelyn Cairns of Winnipeg. Eunice is also survived by her sisters and brother: Margaret (Vincent) Smith of Brandon, Bruce McLaughlin of Onanole and Debbie (Mervin) Hall of Ditch Lake, as well as many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service has taken place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends wish, donations in memory of Eunice may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 2 - 37 - 11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2.
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SILEWICH: Frank, age 83 years, beloved husband of Mary, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Frank was born on January 9, 1932 at Rossburn, Manitoba. He married Mary Kowal on May 17, 1958. Frank loved hunting, trapping, fishing, gardening, farming, carpentry and construction. Frank is survived by his wife Mary (nee Kowal) Silewich; sister Helen Deyholos of Grandview, Manitoba; sister-in-law Gladys Silewich of Grandview, Manitoba; brother-in-law Walter Kowal and friend Rose of Oakburn, Manitoba. He is also survived by nephews: David Deyholos of Ashville, Manitoba, Leonard (Theresa) Deyholos of Dauphin, Manitoba, and Curtis (Melissa) Silewich of Medicine Hat, Alberta; nieces: Patti (Doug) Lyle of Lorette, Manitoba and Kim (Brad) Chescu of Grandview, Manitoba; great nephews: Jeremy Deyholos, Jordy and Nolan Lyle, Bradyn, Brody and Brenden Chescu, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Frank was predeceased by his parents Matt and Tekla Silewich; brother Walter Silewich; one brother at infancy; brother- in-law Paul Deyholos. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating. Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Pallbearers are Leonard Deyholos, Claire Bartley, Paul Shipman, Ray Appell, John Jonasson and Stanley Kaskiw. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery with reception to follow at Memories Chapel. If friends wish, donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of choice.
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STANLEY: James Ernest (Ernie) July 7, 1926 - April 16, 2015. Peacefully, with his niece Dianne and Garry Little at his side, Ernie passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, at the age of 87 years. Ernie had been a resident of Fairview Home for 19 years which he enjoyed thoroughly. He was dearly loved by all the second floor staff. All the nurses were his “sweeties” or “darlings.” In his younger years, living only three blocks from the Brandon Fire Station on Princess Avenue, is where he spent much of his time. He even got to ride in the fire truck with Duchess the Dalmatian dog in parades, which was a real thrill for him. He cut grass for neighbors and shoveled snow for many businesses along Princess and Rosser Avenue and at Champs Chicken on Fifth Street - he loved that chicken. If Ernie could have been anything - it would have been a fireman, policeman or a cowboy just like Roy Rogers, he loved western movies. Ernie was better known as the “Sheriff” with his own badge. He loved to collect different pins, badges and patches, he was so proud of them all. He always carried a little note book and everyone had to write in it. He would always ask you to sign his book. Ernie attended the Salvation Army for many years and never wanted to miss church on Sundays. He will be sadly missed by his great niece Bonnie-Lynn Randall and her family, who took him out for coffee and ice cream and spent many hours with him during this difficult time. Ernie is survived by his sister Evelyn Webber of Brandon and her family - Dianne (Garry) Little and their family, Bryan (Tracy) Webber and their family. Brother John Stanley of Calgary, AB, and sisters-in-law Ann Stanley of Trail, BC and Joyce Stanley of Brandon. He is also survived by Ollie's daughter Myrna (Wayne) Johnson and family of Calgary, Bert's family Al (Kim), Sandra (Bob) and family of Trail, B.C., Russell's family Ted, Elaine (Gaye Hannay) of Brandon and Jerry (Roberta) of BC and their families, Vivian's son Rob Adams of Rapid City and his family, Gerald's boys, Doug and June of Brandon, Don of Dauphin, and Wayne (Sharon) of Langley, BC and their families. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Jennie, brothers Ollie (Emma) of Calgary, AB, Bert of Trail, BC, Russell (Helen) and Gerald, sister Vivian (Buster) Adams, brother-in-law Jack Webber of Brandon and sister-in-law, Sylvia of Calgary, AB. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview Home, especially on the second floor, for the wonderful care Ernie received. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at Fairview Home, 1351-13th Street, at 2:00 p.m. with Kim Lewarne officiating. Donations in memory of Ernie may be made to Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6.
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STEINGARD: Lea, age 98 years, passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on Sunday, April 12, 2015. A private family graveside service will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, donations in memory of Lea may be made to a charity of choice.
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TRELEAVEN: Sheila Beatrice Treleaven, November 5th, 1923 -April 10th, 2015. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother. She will be missed by her sons, James (Carolyn) and Dan (Glenda), daughter Joan (Wayne), four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, her sister Phyllis, nephews, nieces and many dear friends. A celebration of life will be held on April 25th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250-542 4333.
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WHITMORE: Steven Edwin Whitmore, 1977-2015. We are sorry to have the sudden loss of a son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend to many on March 24, 2015 at the age of 37. Steven was born November 17, 1977 in Neepawa to parents Marion and Glen Whitmore. The night Steve was born we had our first snowfall that closed roads; the day he passed, March 24, 2015 was snowing and icy. Steve had a life full of storms and challenges through which he was triumphant in so many ways! Steve attended school at Mountbatten, St. Adolphe, The Laureate Academy, Pierre Raddison and the School of Life! Steve worked for Richardson Stock Farms, Wildlife Rehab, with his uncle Dick Friesen doing lumber and scrap, Simplot, the oil patch in Estevan and Graham Farms in Carberry. Steve had his life changed dramatically in 1999 when he survived a crash with a train that left him disabled in body, but it didn't change his adventurous spirit. He used his truck as freedom - 4-wheeling in places that most wouldn't try - but he laughed and never gave up. This last year he acquired his "Lil Dirty" side by side, again raising the bar for his adventures for swamps, sand, bush and even a Poker Derby with uncle Dick who fully encouraged some of his antics. Some of this adventures were shared with a multitude of loyal friends and family who will miss him terribly. He also enjoyed his first trip to Mexico and took in everything he could possibly do in a week! Steve mastered the use of his computer and smart phone and was an avid on-line shopper where he found fabulous deals - things coming in the mail or being delivered was always a surprise! Bow, his companion dog, was his constant sidekick for the last nine years and his loyal friend and protector. Steve leaves to mourn his mother Marion Whitmore, sisters Roseanne Whitmore (Sam Cox), Tracey (Lawrence) Woods; brothers Jamie (Meg) Whitmore, Kel (Leanne Doering) Giesbrecht, all of his nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts, numerous cousins, and a multitude of loyal friends. Steve was predeceased by his father Glen Whitmore, cousins Troy Klassen, Robbie Emerson, nephew Devon Giesbrecht and grandparents Jim and Irene Cramer, Ted (Rose) and Estelle Whitmore. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Carberry Branch on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
WRIGHTSON:Kathleen Wrightson; beloved wife of the late Cliff Wrightson; mother of Wayne, Les (Anna), Rob (Joan), Darwin, Gordon (Debbie), Donald, Raymond (Sue), Kevin (Pam), Bruce (Felicity); passed away at home, Oak River, MB on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 82 years of age. A service for family and close friends will be held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, MB on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:00am with interment following in the Oak River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kae’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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MOSSOP: William (Bill) John Mossop; of Miniota, MB; beloved husband of the late Elsie Mossop; father of Linda (Wayne), Colleen (Grant), Ian (Rayleen), Brent (Jackie); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 91 years of age. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Miniota, MB on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 3:00pm with a private family interment following in the Miniota Cemetery. Following the service a time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at the Miniota Community Centre. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Wounded Warriors Canada, 310 Byron Street South -Suite 4, Whitby, ON, L1N 4P8 or to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
McPHERSON: It is with falling tears and breaking hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Phil at the age of 69 on Thursday April 2, 2015. Phil passed away in the palliative care unit of the Pasqua Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Phil was predeceased by his parents Florence and Norman McPherson (1989), and his beloved dog Shadow (2010). Phil is survived by his brothers: Allan McPherson (Marieanne), Leonard McPherson (Jean), and Percy Purvis; His sisters: Maria Gabel and Shirley Steel; Nieces and Nephews Jacki, Jamie, Marci, Scott, Morgan, Alex and 2 great nieces: The special lady of his life Eldene, son Josh and Myriah; Granddaughter Cortney; beloved dog Max; best friend and coworker Dean Elles, his wife Nikki and their kids (Miss Molly and Bronson); and all of his coworkers at Evraz Place as well as many friends. Phil was born in Erickson, MB on October 3, 1945. He grew up on his family farm, southwest of Clanwilliam, MB. Farm life in the 50's and 60's was quite time consuming and meant lots of chores and hard work for him and his brothers Allan and Leonard. From a young age Phil had a passion for motors and vehicles, and this would lead him to become a mechanic. He continued to farm with his brother Allan for many years. Phil had a great love for sports: Auto racing at first, but grew a liking for fastball and hockey. He played fastball with the Clanwilliam Grey's for 12 years. The team would win one provincial title and in 2013 the team was inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame. In 1983 Phil moved west and ending up in Regina, SK, where he would work for 30 years for Evraz Place. Phil was the quiet, well known, Zamboni driver. He was a mentor for many people and all who had the privilege of knowing or working with him would agree. The family will be forever grateful for the amazing staff at the Palliative Care Unit for their professionalism and kindness during Phil's last days. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clanwilliam Cemetery with Elgin Hall officiating.In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Philip McPherson can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
AGNEW: Sherry Agnew, beloved wife of Lloyd Agnew, mom to Susan, Jim and Rhonda died April 14, 2015 at Souris Hospital, Souris, Manitoba at the age of 70. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 20, 2015 at Hartney Community Centre, Hartney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Sherry may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada; 1-452 Dovercourt Dr. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1G4.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088
VACHON: Jean (John) Louis, May 18, 1940 - April 8, 2015. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Souris Hospital. Jean passed away peacefully with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Jean devoted his entire life to God, Family, and the Farm. His focus on these three elements formed the man he became. As a young child, Jean’s devotion began with his mother and father’s faith in God, attending a small one-room Hesselwood country school, and working on the family farm. After completing school to Grade eight, Jean continued to work with his father South of Oak Lake until he later married Anita (Desrochers) and purchased the family farm in 1962. Jean’s devotion enabled him to enjoy and endure all the good and bad that life had to offer. During this time he had four boys (Louis, Paul, Daniel, and Guy). Jean and Anita loved the family farm life, to see their children grow and to be able to all work together. His ability to keep everyone involved with hard work and actually like it is very impressive. Jean enjoyed family and community gatherings, dancing, good food, drink, and a good joke. He was known for the laughter he shared with others through his generous and giving nature. Unfortunately, life can throw its misfortunes. In 1997, Anita passed away with cancer, devastating the family unit. With the help of his faith in God, the support of all his family and friends, and the farm to keep him busy, Jean was able to cope and move on. Life can also bring good. Jean could not see himself alone so started to venture from the farm to find new friends. In 2002, Jean married Marie Roy who came with her three children (Lucien, Suzanne, and Maurice) and their children. Jean and Marie started their new life in Brandon. At this point, Jean slowed up his time on the farm to do more dancing, travelling, and be with family. Jean’s devotion to God, Family, and the Farm allowed him to become a loving husband, father, and friend. This devotion even prepared him for the final chapter of his life, cancer. Despite his battle with cancer, he maintained a positive attitude and embraced the opportunity to prepare himself, his family, and his friends. Jean made it very clear to everyone that he was happy with the life he was given. Thank You Papa. Jean is survived by his beloved wife Marie Roy (née Lussier), his four sons Louis (Sherri) of Oak Lake, Paul (Jeanne) of Oak Lake, Daniel (Tammy) of Ile des Chênes and Guy (Johanne) of Winnipeg, stepson Lucien (Ginette) of Winnipeg, step- daughter Suzanne (Roberto) of Winnipeg and stepson Maurice (Corry) of Macdowall, SK, who all meant the world to him. He was a proud father and grandfather. His twenty-four grandchildren were the joy of his life: Janelle, Albert, Natalie and Marc, David, Nicholas, Alicia, Adrian and Émilie, Anita, Michael, Nadine and Julie, Jeremy, Devon and Kyle, Chantal and Rachelle (Roy), Kalene Roy (Devin Jackson) and Jesse (Roy), Matthew and Josee (Trzaskowski-Roy) and Kode and Leesha (Sinclair). He will be lovingly remembered by his eight sisters Alice (Alarie), Thérèse Vachon, S.G.M., Jeanne (Côme) Fillion, Irène (Arthur) Boulet, Annette (Roger) Blaise, Cécile (Marcel) Bourgouin, Marie-Ange (Léon) Ricard and Helene (Jim) Ross and three brothers Eugène (Dolorès), Gérard (Diane) and Marcel (Aline). He is also survived by his mother-in-law Gemma Stevens, sisters-in-law Yvonne Seewald and Emelie Lavallee and brother-in-law Louis Lussier, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by his first wife Anita (Desrochers), father and mother Albert and Bernadette (Labelle), brothers Louis and Denis, sister-in-law Marie (Grisé) Vachon, brothers-in-law Gérald Desrochers, Emilien Alarie, and Paul Seewald, fathers-in-law Albert Desrochers and John Stevens, mother- in-law Beatrice (Boulet) Desrochers, daughter-in-law Sheryl-Lynn (Robbins) Vachon. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Viewing will take place between 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Raj Savarimuthu as Celebrant. Wheelchair accessibility for ceremony and reception available. Active and Honorary Pallbearers will be Louis, Paul, Guy, Lucien, Maurice, and Daniel. Interment will follow later at the Oak Lake Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to one of the following: Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, Oak Lake Cemetery, Box 192, Oak Lake, MB, R0M 1P0 or to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3H1. Thank you to Dr. David Cram and the Nursing Staff at Souris Hospital and Brandon Palliative and Home Care personnel for all their support and help in making Jean’s last days as comfortable as possible.
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PHILLIPS: Brian John "B.J." Phillips, beloved husband of Betty, dad to Sean (Jackie) and Trisha (Dave) died April 14, 2015 at his residence in Killarney , Manitoba at the age of 69. A memorial service will be held Friday April, 17, 2015 at Killarney United Church at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will follow at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Turtle Mountain Fire Department; Box 10 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0 or to the Tri Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0 Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
MARTIN: Esther Mary, (née Kiesman), December 14, 1925 - April 12, 2015. Peacefully, with her family at her side, at the age of 89, Esther passed away in the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Esther was predeceased by her beloved husband Michel, parents Susanne and William, and siblings Emma, Arnold and Donald. Dear mother of Bonnie, Janice and Dianne (Joe), loving grandmother of Ayat, Lauren, Michael, Ahmad and Rashid, great grandmother of Gavin, sister of Irene, Martha, Florence, Bill and Alf, and dear auntie to many nieces and nephews. Esther led a full life and will always be remembered for her generosity, fantastic cooking, love of nature and kindness. Most of all she is remembered by everyone who knew her for her grace, beauty and sweetness, and will be sadly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to Esther's service at Peace Lutheran Church in Moosehorn, Manitoba, on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Esther may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church, P.0. Box 68, Moosehorn, MB, R0C 2E0.
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Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694 and Arnason Funeral Home, Ashern, (204) 768-2072.
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