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ROBERTSON: After a brief and hard fought private battle with cancer, Wayne Alexander Robertson of Brandon, passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Assiniboine Centre on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the age of 74 years. A memorial service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Donations in memory of Wayne may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MCMANUS: George Raymond “Ray” McManus passed away at the Neepawa Health Centre on October 12, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Minnedosa, MB with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to Neepawa Chemotherapy Unit or Neepawa & District Palliative Care Service. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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MacLENNAN-MONTAGUE: Lena Margaret MacLennan- Montague. April 29, 1928 - Oct 12, 2014. Lee passed away in Minnedosa Hospital peacefully with family at her side. Lee was born in Mather, Manitoba and as an adult she moved to Winnipeg and  married her first husband Ken MacLennan.  They were married for 38 years when he passed away in 1989. She later married Monty (Basil Montague) who spoiled her until he passed away this August. Lee had been retired from Great West Life Assurance for 31 years.  She is survived by her he son Byron MacLennan, wife Wendy, and children Crystal, Dawn (Andrew), AJ (Tracey) and her daughter Brenda Van Wynsberghe, husband Rene and their son Jed.  She is also survived by her younger sister Ruth Messner of Nanton, Alberta.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Minnedosa Cemetery with lunch to follow at Main Street Café. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
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McDONALD: #15613 Retired RCMP S/Sgt. Donald McDonald, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on Sunday October 12, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Donald was born August 21, 1930 at Teulon, Manitoba, son of retiredRCMP Cpl. Michael Patrick and Daisy McDonald. He joined the RCMP in Winnipeg in 1948 and spent a 27 year career first serving in Ontario at Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Ste. Marie City Police and Ottawa. He transferred to Saskatchewan in 1959 and served at the detachments of Outlook, Vonda and Hafford. He transferred back to Ottawa in 1967 and then Brandon in 1976, where he retired from the RCMP on September 30, 1979. He then went on to work for another 14 years with Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health in Brandon. Donald was predeceased by his son Steve, sister Joan McDonald and brother Fred McDonald. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Doreen and by four sons: Rtd. RCMP Cpl. Michael (Madonna), Rtd. RCMP Cpl. Patrick (Joanne), Richard (Susan) and William (Lois) as well as seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Donald is also survived by a sister Marie MacDonald, two nieces and a nephew. A Celebration of Donald's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday October 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Donald may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - Manitoba Division, 415 1st Street, Brandon, 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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KOROSCIL: Anne Koroscil of Brandon and formerly of Erickson passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Brandon Health Centre at the age of 86 years. Anne is survived by her son David (Joan) Koroscil of Saskatoon and daughter Stephanie (Rae) Kopeechuk of Brandon; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Erickson. Interment will follow at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Sandy Lake. Father Emil Kardasinec will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the Canadian Cancer Society. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
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LALUK: On Monday October 13, 2014 Marvin Laluk, age 63 years, passed away in Winnipeg. Marvin will be lovingly remembered by his wife Donna, son Tony (Shauna), son Troy (Missi) and grandchildren. Marvin was overjoyed to meet his great grandson, Cooper, this past Friday. Marvin is also survived by brothers Bob, Jim and families. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Ken. In accordance with Marvin's wishes there will be no funeral service. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Marvin's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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HOLODRYGA: Linda Shryl (nee Rybak) Holodryga, October 26, 1947 – October 11, 2014. The world has lost a sweet, kind soul over Thanksgiving. A beloved wife, mother, sister, cousin, aunt and friend, Linda Holodryga passed quickly and peacefully due to health problems at her home in Brandon, Manitoba. Although she suffered chronic pain, illness and discomfort, she met her battles head-on with quiet strength, dignity and courage. Linda was blessed with a caring and loving attitude to others and often tried to help others despite her own challenges. Her bravery, endurance and will to live are an inspiration to us all. Linda was a dreamer, an artist and creator at heart. She left behind beautiful oil paintings and creative floral arrangements. She loved to travel when she could and she enjoyed these times immensely. Like her mother, Sophie, Linda loved the simple pleasures in life, such as gardening, cooking, visiting and family get-togethers. Her home-cooked dinners were delicious!! Linda leaves to mourn, Peter, her husband of 46 years, a cherished son, Chad and his wife, Amanda, her heart-broken sister, Genevie and husband, Doug, Peter’s family, many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Her parents, Frank and Sophie Rybak, brothers, Ed and Orville, and infant sister, Vivian have embraced and welcomed her into heaven. Her sister-in-law, Marion and her parents-in-law, John and Nettie Holodryga will greet her there. Deeply Loved, Always Missed Prayers on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Funeral service and burial on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am. Funeral Arrangements by Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, Manitoba, R4A 2A8, 204-338-7111. “…with you, I find peace from pain – You are gentle and healing like the landscape-like rain…” John Geddes, A Familiar Rain“Kindness is like a warm blanket of snow, softly covering and gently touching the heart.” Heather Wolf, A Snowy DayGlen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111.
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BODIN:Peter Joseph, who passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. In memory of Peter, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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GARWOOD: Joyce E. Garwood, beloved wife of the late Paul Garwood died October 13, 2014 at Davidson Memorial Health Centre in Cartwright, Manitoba at the age of 94. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Cartwright United Church, Cartwright, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Cartwright Cemetery. Donations is memory of Joyce may be made to Davidson Memorial Courtyard Fund.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Wheatland Funeral Service204-825-2848 www.wheatlandfs.com
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McNEILL: Elizabeth Anne (Couling). After a very brief and brave battle with cancer, Beth passed away on October 10 at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 65. Beth was born on June 29, 1949 in Brandon, Manitoba to Anne and Ed Couling. Beth was raised in Boissevain and graduated from Boissevain Collegiate before pursuing a degree in Education at Brandon University. On August 9, 1969 Beth married Murray McNeill, an RCMP officer; during the course of their life together, Beth and Murray were stationed throughout Manitoba. Now, after all their moves, and after marking 45 years of marriage this August, Murray must continue his journey without his dedicated partner. Beth was an amazingly devoted mom to daughters Kathie (Cameron MacIsaac) and Susan (Tyler Bindon) and was beyond thrilled to become a grandmother to her so very beloved granddaughter Emma Anne MacIsaac 11 years ago. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her children and grandchild, and they are all blessed with so many happy memories of time spent in the garden, cooking, reading, and shopping with Mom and Grandma. Beth returned to Brandon University in the mid 1990s to get a Specialist degree in Psychology, focusing on gerontology and palliative care. She was an active volunteer for the Brandon Regional Health Authority’s Palliative Care team. She was blessed with such caring medical staff during her time at the Grace Hospital and the family wishes to extend a sincere thanks to all of the nurses, doctors, palliative care staff, and especially to medical student Cory McFarlane for the kindness, care, and dedication they all showed during this difficult time.Donations in Beth’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrooke Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7A come and go reception will be held for Beth on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB. Beth’s funeral will take place at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 15 at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home. She will be interred in the RCMP Cemetery at Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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DUNN: Traci-Anne Melissa Dunn (nee Stewart). Suddenly in her home, Traci-Anne Dunn passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Traci is survived by her husband Scott; her daughter Kristyn (Jason) Dunn of Winnipeg and daughter Kaylin (Jared) Wiebe of Regina; her four grandchildren Brielle, Hannah, Adam and Kason; her brother Jerry (Shannon) Stewart of Brandon and niece Randi; brother-in-law Greg (Margaret) Dunn of Bowsman; sister-in-law Colleen (Randy) Vanrobaeys of Brandon; mother-in-law Shirley Dunn of Deloraine; her aunt Fran Wilson of Brandon and her uncle Gordon Jamieson of Swift Current. She was predeceased by her mother Ruth Stewart, father Robert Stewart, grandmother Dorothy Higgins, grandfather Gus Jamieson and father-in-law William Dunn. Traci was born in Gainesborough, Saskatchewan on August 28, 1964. At the age of 5 her family relocated to Brandon, Manitoba, where she spent the rest of her childhood. When she was 17 she met her best friend and soulmate Scott and they were soon married and began their life together. Scott and Traci and their daughters Kristyn and Kaylin lived in many towns across the province including Boissevain, Leaf Rapids, Fisher Branch, Morden, Brandon and East St. Paul. Traci created lasting friendships wherever she went, but placed her family above everything. Her greatest pride was in her daughters and her four grandchildren, who she loved spoiling and spending time with every chance she could. Traci spent many years working for CIBC as an Assistant Branch Manager, where she strived to be a role model, mentor and good friend to her coworkers. Together with her husband she also enjoyed camping at every opportunity and heading away for a sunny beach with their friends to escape the winter. A service in Traci’s honor will be held on Thursday, October 16 at 2:00 pm at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul.
Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111
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TARNOWSKI: The family of Stanley Tarnowski (Stan) sadly announces his passing at Valleyview Personal Care Home, at the age of 93, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Stan was born on August 8, 1921 in Brandon, MB to Frank and Katherine Tarnowski. He received his education in Brandon, MB at David Livingston School, Earl Oxford, and Brandon Collegiate. Stan was employed at Western Grocers for nine years and Canadian National Railways as a Locomotive Engineer for 35 years. He retired in August 1986. Stan was a loving husband and father who enjoyed family gatherings with good food and lots of laughs. He always enjoyed a good joke. He was known for the laughter he shared and brought to others and his generous and giving nature. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and playing cards with their many close friends. He will be missed dearly by those whose lives he touched. Stan is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Tarnowski (BeIlas), daughters Charlene Mutchler (Ken), Leanna Fardoe (Kelly), Tess Lelond (Darren), Corinne Kirkwood (Neil), and grandchildren Caelin and Josh Mutchler, Tanner Fardoe, and Mitchell Lelond, sister Millie Jarvin (Walter) and brother William Tarnowski (Joyce), sister -in-law Jean Tarnowski and many nieces and nephews. Stan was predeceased by his parents Frank and Katherine, sisters Josephine, Jennie, and Olga, and brothers Joe, Mike and Andy. Stan was a parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and an active member of the Canadian Ukrainian Men's Club. Prayers will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor Stella Fedeniuk. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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TOWN: On Saturday, October 4, 2014 James Barry Town passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born on February 18, 1940 and raised in the north end of Brandon, Barry was a true character until the end. He loved mischief, practical jokes and being silly! He loved a tall tale and a bargain. An electrician by trade, he thrived in the barter system and loved shopping. His flirtatious and generous nature will be remembered by young and old, family and acquaintances. Predeceased by his parents, May and Jim Town. Survived by his loving wife Elaine, his daughter Kim Bowes (Terry Davidson); his son Richard (Jasmine) Town; daughters Lori and Kelli and son Christopher; grandchildren Brooke, Mike, Kristen, Spyder, Kaitlyn, Amber-Lee, Ashleigh, Chantelle, and Cody. He leaves behind his sister, Trudy (Gord) Cable, brother John (Carole) Town and sister Kathy (Brian) McKiernan and numerous nieces and nephews. Barry chose to be cremated and wished to be remembered with the song "Four Strong Winds". A Memorial Reception took place at Memories Chapel on Friday, October 10, 2014. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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STEWART: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frances I. Stewart in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 14, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Frances was predeceased by her husband Everett O. (Buck) Stewart, brothers Henry, Walter and Gordon, sisters Velma Arthur, Marjorie McIntyre and Grace Scora. She will lovingly be remembered by her children: Linda Croft (George), Shirley Kozak (Robert), Heather Moar (Jack) and Ron Stewart (Pam). She is also survived by one sister, Ruth McLean (Eldon) and by grandchildren: Sheree Baker, Steven Masters, James Strange, Don and Susie Moar, Deneen, Kristy and Jenna Stewart and seven great grandchildren. Frances graduated from the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and worked as a Head Nurse in Pediatrics at the Brandon General Hospital. She was a Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #3, Worthy Grand Matron of Manitoba 1989/90, and Life Member of the Order of the Royal Purple #138. Special thanks to the Bethania Nursing Home for all their care and support. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Frances may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SLEZAK: Diane Slezak (nee Garrett). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, peacefully on September 7, 2014, at home, after a brief illness and with her family by her side. Diane was born November 11, 1938 in Val D’or, Quebec to Amos and Gretta Garrett. As a young girl, Diane lived with her parents in Val D’or, Kapuskasing, Ontario, Wingham, Ontario and then the family settled in Parry Sound, Ontario. After high school she moved to Ottawa where she worked at the bank. It was on a casual outing with her best friend that she met Alex Slezak who was visiting from Manitoba with her friend’s cousin. It was obviously love at first sight and he proposed after only two dates. They were married in quiet ceremony on December 19, 1959 and were inseparable for 50 years until his death in 2009. After they married, they moved to the family farm in the Wellwood district. Mom loved being in her garden and lovingly tended to her flowers and vegetables. She was always ready to do whatever was needed whether it was in the field or the barn and for a girl raised in the city, she quickly adapted to life on the farm. Her interests were her children and their activities, family and friends. She loved to read and knit and over the last few years she knit many mitts and hats that she donated to the church, the women’s shelter and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brandon. She kept her birds and animal friends fed during the winter. She was a great cook and always had baking and treats at home for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Diane is survived by her children, Debbie (Don) Rea, Cathy Slezak (Gary) and Jim Slezak (Angelina), grandchildren Karra (Matt) Knol, Nici (Jason) Treloar, Garret Rea (Brittany), Kristyn Michaluk (Rob), Mathew Michaluk, Whitney Slezak and James Slezak. She is also survived by five wonderful great-grandsons, Zachary, Tyler and Corbin Knol, and Brayden and Preston Treloar. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex, her parents Gretta and Amos Garrett and an infant son Raymond. A private family graveside service for both mom and dad was held on September 12, 2014 at the Wellwood Cemetery.
We cried the day you passed awayWe still cry todayAlthough we loved you dearlyWe couldn’t make you stayA golden heart stopped beatingHard working hands at restGod broke our hearts to proveHe only takes the best.
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