Classifieds / Obituaries
WEIR: Harriet Alexandra, Tommie, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at Hillcrest Place on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Complete obituary information to follow.
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CHINNER: Sheila Alice Chinner. Sheila passed away at Delwynda Court in Deloraine on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Sheila Alice Knight was born August 3, 1934 in Hamiota, Manitoba. Sheila was the only daughter to William and Bertha Knight of Cardale, Manitoba. Sheila was a big sister to Wayne and younger brother Darrell. Sheila received her education at the Cardale School where she was active in 4-H. Sheila married Fred Chinner on December 10, 1952 in the Cardale United Church. Sheila was predeceased by her loving husband, Fred; parents William and Bertha Knight; Father and Mother-in-law, Frank and Elizabeth Chinner; sister in law Lorraine Chinner, Brothers in laws George Chinner and Bill Crossman and nephews Bobby Chinner and Trevor Knight. Left to mourn are Sheilas daughter Marlene (Gord Cappelle); sons Barry (Sheila) and Dennis (Sylvia); three adored granddaughters Jennifer (Jason); Melody (Mickie); Ang (Bobby); and equally adored great grandchildren Kody, Adam, Madison, Jaren, Cole, Austin, and Bryce; brothers Wayne (Phyllis) Knight; Darrell (Barb) Knight, sisters in law Norma Crossman and Sandra Knight as well as numerous nieces and nephews. When Fred and Sheila had free time from their busy work schedule, they made the most of it by square dancing. The snowstorms had to be pretty severe for them to cancel dancing. It was an expectation to accumulate thousands of miles on their vehicle square dancing over a winter. Once their dance party was home and had yet another lunch, it was not uncommon for their card parties to continue until the morning chores had to begin. They believed in working hard and playing hard after work. The family is comforted in knowing that the dance square is once again full, and the card playing will continue to dawn while Heaven celebrates.
BARCHET: Helmut Robert Melmuth Mel passed away in the West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, BC on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 93 years of age. Predeceased by his wife Aileen, 3 brothers and 1 sister, he is survived by his two daughters Carla Stephens (Dale) and Gay Metcalfe (Ron), grandchildren: Dawn-Marie Jempson, Robert Metcalfe, Melissa Lawrence and Crystal Metcalfe as well as 7 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. Immigrating to Canada in 1925 from Russia with his parents and 3 brothers and a sister, he was raised on a farm in Herbert, SK. At age 14 he struck out on his own travelling the country on the rails then enlisting in the Armed Forces in 1941 where he served in England during WW2. Returning to Canada in 1944 after the war he married in 1948 in Winnipeg, MB then opened his own barbershop in Pilot Mound, MB. He re-enlisted in the Armed Forces in the early 1950s and was stationed in Esquimalt, BC then transferred to Camp Shilo, MB while living in Brandon, until his retirement after 35 years of service in the Forces. Following his retirement he took his final posting to Chilliwack BC and started his own business doing estimates and repair work for insurance companies related to storm and wind damaged houses. Following the passing of his wife, Aileen, in 1989 he relocated to the Island living in Port Alberni, BC until his passing. Mel loved rock hounding and he was good at unearthing treasures. He was particularly proud of some of the Indian artifacts that he had found which were donated and are on exhibit with the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. He was a member of the Port Alberni Rock and Gem Club and was a true craftsman, which showed through in his jewelry, carvings and in the houses he built and renovated. Mel also loved animals and while living in Manitoba, he raised and trained retrievers, developing a number of champion bird dogs. As per Mels request, there will be no service and cremation has taken place.
Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.caIn lieu of flowers the family would like donations made in Mels memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors (250) 723-3633.
SNOWDON: Gerald Robert David Snowdon, beloved husband of Mary, dear father and grandfather passed away in Brandon on Sunday, November 24, 2013. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:00 am. Rev. Lydia Glawson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon cemetery. Friends who wish may make adonation in memory of Gerald to a charity of their choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McKINNON: Nina McKinnon of Valleyview Care Centre, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North. Rev. Lydia Glawson will officiate. Interment will follow at Minto Cemetery. Donations in memory of Nina may be made to a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
LONGSTAFF: Charles Charlie Whitlan Longstaff passed away on November 24, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 89 years. Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba with interment to follow in the Rapid City Cemetery, Rapid City, MB. Donations may be made to the Common Wealth Air Museum, Brandon, Manitoba or Canadian Cancer Society. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
DOUGHIE: Dorothy Alma Doughie of Brandon passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on November 24, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Dorothy was born in East Kildonan, Manitoba on May 9, 1918. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Certified Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
HAINSWORTH: Roy Hainsworth, beloved husband of Merla Hainsworth died on November 24, 2013 at the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 82. A memorial reception will be held Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Mountview Centre in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Roy may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home; Box 447 Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Homewww.wheatlandfs.com 204- 747-2088.
WOODS: Thomas William Woods, of Sprucewoods, beloved husband of Margaret and dear father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at Dinsdale Home on Thursday, November 21, 2013. A time of visitation for friends will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 7:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. The Ceremony to Celebrate Toms life will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Tom to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MBR7A 3N9. 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.
ROBERTSON: Muriel Margaret Robertson, widow of the late Harold Robertson and dear mother to Mervyn, Lawrence, Dennis and Mavis, passed away at the Valleyview Care Home on Sunday, November 24, 2013. The Ceremony to Celebrate Muriel's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Harvey Hurren will officiate. Interment will be in the Margaret Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Muriel to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. 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.
MAYDANIUK: Pauline, beloved wife of the late Martin Maydaniuk, mother of Arnold and Sandra, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the age of 83 years. A private family graveside service will be held at the Souris& Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Pauline, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
BOBIAK: Marion Sharon (nee Stott) October 23, 1942 - November 22, 2013. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Sharon in her home in Cochrane, AB - loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister. She will forever be loved and remembered by her daughters Shauna Dyck (Steven) of White City, SK, and Heidi Dixon (Dean) of Cochrane, AB and her brother Cyril Stott (Tiena) of Brandon, MB. She was recently predeceased by her beloved husband Ian of 49 years and was a proud and loving Grammy to her 3 grandchildren Arianna Dyck, and Tasia and Parker Dixon. Sharon was born in Brandon, MB on October 23, 1942 to Stan and Winnie Stott and grew up on the family farm along with her younger brother Cyril. Sharon was always on the go riding her bicycle everywhere. She was a member of the Forrest 4H Sewing Club and enjoyed reading, playing ball, skating and taking trips to Clear Lake. As a young girl she had a natural ear for music, playing the piano, accordian and later singing and playing for the trio The Teenettes in high school. Sharon attended Bloomsbury School, a one-room country school house, followed by Brandon Collegiate Institute where she graduated in 1960. After a year of teacher training, Sharon accepted her first teaching position at King George School in Brandon. On July 24, 1964, she married her high school sweetheart Ian Bobiak and they were blessed with two daughters, Shauna in 1968 and Heidi in 1972. Sharon retired from teaching in 1992 to work alongside Ian in managing his architectural business, Ian Bobiak Project Management. In 2007 Sharon and Ian moved west to Cochrane, AB to semi-retire and enjoy quality time with family and their grandchildren. Sharon had a love for knitting, playing the piano and dancing the jive with Ian. She was always full of energy and on the go. Together with their daughters they enjoyed family camping trips, canoeing and fishing. Later their travels took them to Maui, Hawaii and cruising the Caribbean including a couple of passages through the Panama Canal. Most recently Sharon and Ian enjoyed countless hours of canoeing and fishing in Kananaskis and the Rocky Mountains. She was an avid curler and enjoyed volunteering at St. Andrews United Church and for the Salvation Army. A Celebration of Sharons Life will take place at St. Andrews United Church (128 1st Street East, Cochrane, AB) on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of choice. In living memory of Sharon Bobiak, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.
BELLEMARE: Denise Marie Bellemare of Wawanesa, MB, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Glenboro Health Centre at the age of 76 years. A Private Family graveside service will be held at a later date in the spring of 2014 at the St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery. Memoriams may be made in Denises memory to CancerCare Manitoba 300 McTavish Ave East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
YARISH: September 19, 1963 November 20, 2013. It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, wish to announce the sudden passing of our husband and father, Paul Yarish at the age of 50 on November 20. Paul will be lovingly missed by his wife Cindy Leochko of 21 years, his two sons Wyatt and Morgan, his mother Ruby, brothers David, Brad, Doug (Yvonne), Bruce (Kelly), sister Leanne (Craig) Chumley, nieces and nephews, relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his father Dave Yarish. Paul was born and raised in Brandon until he started his Manitoba Hydro career in 1988. He started as an Electrical Technical Trainee working at various locations throughout northern Manitoba. He thoroughly enjoyed working and living in Gillam. He spent time hunting, fishing and built a log cabin with the help of many of his friends. In 1999, Paul, Cindy and the boys moved to LaSalle. Many summer weekends were spent camping, fishing, and boating with family and friends. He was a master chef and would always create delicious nutritious meals for his family and friends. He loved to watch and cheer his boys on while they participated in their sporting events - Wyatt during competitive swim meets and Morgan during Taekwondo competitions and triathlon races. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Manitoba Hydro Employee Fund or the Childrens Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg.
We all love you so much and you will always be in our hearts.
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TOSCH: Charlotte Ann Tosch, beloved wife of Charles and dear mother of Jody Anderson (Twyla) and Ian Tosch, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Charlotte was born in Southampton, Long Island, New York on December 21, 1940 and was the second youngest child of Herbert Keith Anderson Sr. and Sybil Rae Fithian of East Hampton, Long Island, NY. Growing up in East Hampton, NY and attending East Hampton High School, Charlottes early years were spent enjoying playing tennis for her high school team, sharing her love of the sea, and spending time at Wiborg beach, close to her childhood home, with family and friends. After graduation she began to work at Sag Harbor Industries, where she met her future love and husband, a man by the name of Charles Tosch. It was an undeniable connection between the two and both hit it off easily. Because of that connection Charlotte left her beloved East Hampton and joined Charles in Brandon. In 1969, Charlotte and Charles were married and began their journey together. Charlotte began work in Brandon at the office of the Central United Church, before moving to the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium in 1970. It was here at the WMCA she would spend her working career giving 40 years helping to shape the cultural identity of the community before retiring in 2010. Charlotte was a fixture at the WMCA, and during her years there developed may close relationships within the arts and entertainment community as well as becoming family with her co-workers. Charlotte loved her community, and showed it through her countless volunteering with community projects. Any project Charlotte was a part of, she always became a driving force for success, and a welcoming representative. Her role with the Lt. Governors Winter Festival helped to display the diversity of her present community. Acting as a member of the executive committee helped Charlotte to develop and grow the festival. Charlotte was also involved with the Western Manitoba Pioneer Auto Club, helping to bring antique and classic car shows to the city. This included a regular cruise night where many classic cars and trucks could be shared with the community. Charlotte was also passionate in her help with the youth of the community with her work with the Boy Scouts of Canada. Her support helped to shape the hearts and minds, and pass on her sense of community to future generations of Brandonites. Charlotte was always selflessly giving of herself to make anything she was involved with the best that it could be. Charlotte was a hometown sports fan through and through. Her love of her hometown team was always there, especially when it came to baseball. From the NY Yankees in her early years, all the way to her support and boosting of her later hometown Brandon Grey Owls, Charlotte always gave whatever support she could to help the cause and help cheer the home team to victory.Charlottes passion and love for her community came through in all aspects of her life. From her love of cooking for her family and friends, to organizing neighborhood ice cream socials, Charlotte was always able to make one feel welcome, whether you were new to the neighborhood or a long-time resident. Charlottes door was always open to you, and she always had a talent for making you feel at home. Charlottes life was one which was too grand for words to express adequately. She was an eagle soaring through the clear blue sky which we could all look up to and aspire to achieve. Charlottes love and life is reflected through all those whose lives she has touched. Charlotte, beloved wife, caring mother and grandmother, loyal friend, you will be missed but never forgotten. Charlotte was predeceased by her parents and eleven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband Charles, sons Jody (Twyla) Anderson and Ian Tosch; sister Jean Snow; grandsons Jody and William Anderson, and honorary grandson James Bowering. Donations in memory of Charlotte may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 418-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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