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TELIOU: Vasiliki “Vicky” of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Vicky was born and raised in Greece and came to Canada in 1979. She resided with her sister, Maria, in Carman, Manitoba until they moved to Brandon in 1993. Vicky was very much loved by her family and friends. She was always eager to help people in any way possible. Vicky is survived by her sisters: Mina and Amy of Greece, Maria of Brandon, nephews Maurice, Marc, Stephen, Scott and special friend, Eugene Dobroski. She was predeceased by her parents Eve and Vasilis Teliou and brothers Demetrios, Spiros, Christos and Vlasis. The funeral service to honour Vicky’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday with Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Winnipeg officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vicky may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7.
Vasso ....I love you ...May God and the angel's watch over you ...goodbye my dear sister.
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STANLEY: Russell Theodore passed away peacefully at home on March 22, 2013, surrounded by the love of his wife Helen, son Ted, daughter Elaine and granddaughter Kim. Russ was born in Brandon on May 18, 1921, the third oldest child of Oliver and Jennie (Todd). He spent his entire life in Brandon except for three years served in the army down east and in Ontario. While posted to Kingston Russ met his lifetime love, Helen Malone (originally from Prince Edward Island). While standing in line at a movie, Russ and his buddy spotted two girls, Helen and her friend. Amused, they watched Helen, an animal lover, attempt to discretely pet the fur coat on the lady in line ahead of her, while her friend panicked that Helen would be caught. The following night, the guys saw the girls at a dance and the rest became history. Their marriage of almost 68 years began on July 15, 1945. Upon discharge from the military in August 1946, Russ and Helen moved to Brandon. They had three children: Ted, Elaine, and Jerry. For over twenty years Russ worked as an auto body repairman at Western Motors. In the 1960s Helen and Russ operated Russ’s Grocery at 251-3rd Street. Russ was a maintenance man at the provincial building when ill health then forced him into retirement. Helen and Russ loved to travel, first with the kids to Boston, PEI, and Alberta. Once the kids left home, so did Russ and Helen any chance they got. They travelled to Boston, PEI, Victoria, Vancouver (to visit Jerry and family), California, Vegas, Tahoe, Atlantic City, Florida, Nashville and overnight trips to different casinos. Once the overnight trips were no longer an option, they enjoyed the day trips into Winnipeg with Prairie Oasis. They talked often about how much they enjoyed their travels and trips and all the people they had met - time well spent. During his life Russ had a variety of interests–curling, hockey and fishing (a pastime he introduced to Ted at family picnics at the iron bridge). When Jerry played hockey and baseball as a youth, Russ would go watch him play. Later in life, Russ could be found with a TV (or two) tuned into a hockey, baseball or curling game. Horses held a fascination for him (especially heavy horses having worked with them after leaving school) and when able, he and Helen attended the Calgary Stampede, the winter and summer fairs in Brandon or would watch programs on TV that showed horses – rodeos, horse racing, equestrian events, winter and summer fairs. Russ and Helen enjoyed music, singing and dancing. He often spoke of the many dances he and Helen would go to when they were younger. Russ referred to them “jiving” while Helen referred to “being tossed around the dance floor”. As a young girl, Elaine learned to dance by “jiving” around the kitchen with dad. As well as playing the bugle in the army, Russ played the harmonica. In recent times, he and Helen would watch “Let’s Sing Again” on TV and the two would often be heard singing along with the show and once in a while the harmonica would come out, much to our delight. Russ loved his granddaughters. He and Helen spent a great deal of time with Kim while she was growing up and they had a bond that was only made stronger in the last two years of his life. Always a jokester, Kim became the main target of his sense of humor and quick wit: cracking her up with his one liners, pretending to be unconscious or suddenly busting into a dance move while walking with his walker, turning Kim into the stunt coordinator. He and Helen made annual trips to BC to visit Amanda and Cassi until travel became too hard on them. When the nieces and nephews were young, Uncle Russ enjoyed playing Santa for a number of Christmases. He really enjoyed children and would try to put a smile on their face or get a giggle from them. Russ was an animal lover. He enjoyed watching the wildlife that came into the yard–birds, deer, turkeys, squirrels, and rabbits. Through the years Russ and Helen had various cats and dogs, usually having multiple at a time. Of their last trio of cats, Colby chose Russ as his “main human”. It was common to find Colby curled up on Russ’s lap or stretched out up Russ’s chest to rub his head on Russ’s beard. The loss of Colby was particularly hard on him and at his request, Colby’s urn was buried with Russ. Russ’s greatest love was his wife, Helen and even when he knew he was dying his main concern was that he be at home with her until he passed and that she be well cared for when he was gone. Survived by his loving wife, Helen; son Ted (son Kelly, grandsons Mike, Chris and Dennis); daughter Elaine (G. W. Hannay), granddaughter Kim, G.W.’s sons Ryan and Shaun; son Jerry (Roberta), granddaughters Amanda and Cassandra; sister Evelyn Webber; brothers Ernie and John; sisters-in-law Joanna Malone, Ann and Joyce Stanley; Mike Malone of Edmonton;Pat and Mike Feeney and family of Boston; and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother and father; sister Vivian Adams; brothers Ollie, Bert and Gerald; daughter-in-law Joanne Rollins and her daughter Patti; father and mother-in-law Joseph and Mary Malone; brothers-in-law Ted Malone, Jack Webber and Buster Adams; sisters-in-law Emma and Sylvia Stanley. Funeral Service was held March 28th at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel with interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were G.W., Ryan and Shaun Hannay.
Thank you to Ken, Cindy, Jodee and staff at Brockie Donovan for their compassion and professionalism. Thank you to family and friends for the kindness shown to us at the time of Russ’s passing. The phone calls, expressions of sympathy, visits, food, cards and donations to the Humane Society were very much appreciated.
NEALE: Arthur Ross Neale, CD passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 after a short illness. Born March 14, 1925 in Neepawa, MB to Art and Lily Neale, Ross was raised in the Franklin and Minnedosa area. He started working for MTS at a young age clearing bush and help setting poles. Ross enlisted in the army in 1943 and served with RWR landing at Juno Beach on D-Day, he was wounded just 11 days later and was returned home to Deer Lodge Hospital to recover and rehabilitate. After being released from active service he returned to MTS as a lineman, then a BX cable man, and finally in the business office retiring in 1979. Ross met Marion Coleman in Brandon in 1947; they were married June 2, 1948 and were blessed with three daughters. In addition to working for MTS, Ross had a career with the 71 Bty/26th Field Reg't as a Reservist, he retired as RSM in 1976. He then helped to create the 26th Field/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum and was Curator there until 2010 becoming Curator Emeritus. Ross was a Boy Scout leader and while living in Morden he helped five young men to earn the designation of Queen Scout. Ross was a member of many rifle clubs around the western province as the family moved often with MTS. He was also a ham radio operator and a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Purple Martin Club. Ross was predeceased by his wife Marion of 58 years; parents and two sisters Ella and Dorothy. Left to mourn are his daughters Faye (Dwight) Carkener, Ann (David) Pickford and Joan (Arnold) Winstone; grandchildren Ian (Jody) Carkener, Nancy (Erik) Adema, Christopher (Vanessa) Pickford, Marlis Russell (Collin Kulbacki), Blaine Winstone (Kandace Graham), Lacey and Lindsay Winstone; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Warren, Farran, Taven, Bradley, Bretton, Kamden, Lorelai, Emersen, Hadley, Kyra, Taylor, Arianna and Kalhelm; brother John (Phyllis) Neale as well as many nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Ross’ life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. R. Glenn Ball will officiate. Ross will be laid to rest together with his wife, Marion, in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ross may be made to the 26th Field Regiment RCA, XII MB Dragoons Museum Inc., 1116 Victoria Avenue, Brandon MB R7A 1B2.
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MARTIN: Mary Martin, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Martin and beloved mother to Greg and Kate, died on April 24, 2013 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 79. In accordance with Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Private Interment will be held at the Margaret Cemetery Margaret, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 204-825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1M5.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
LEGUEE: Mark Kenneth Leguee passed away on April 23, 2013 in Minnedosa, MB at the age of 61 years. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held on July 13, 2013 at the Stony Creek Smoker Bike Rally, at the Knights of Columbus Park, West of Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
HYNDMAN: Barbara Lynne. May 11, 1946 - April 23, 2013. The death of Lynne Hyndman occurred at Hillcrest Place on April 23, 2013. She was in her 67th year. Lynne was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Dot Hyndman, formerly of Minnedosa. Surviving are a sister Donna and two nephews and a niece, Bryan Boyd and Patricia and families. Private family burial will take place at a later date. The family would like to say a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Hillcrest Place for all their care and support over the last four years.
HARRISON: Christopher Frederic Harrison passed away on March 25, 2013 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 86 years. A service to celebrate Chris’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnedosa Covenant Church (101, 4th Avenue SW). Following the service, all are welcome to join the family for lunch at the Legion (34, 2nd Avenue SW) from 12:00 till 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to Minnedosa Regional Events Centre, Box 1425, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0.Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
HI EAGLE: Samuel Jeffery (Wanbdi Watakpena – Charging Eagle). Jeff Hi Eagle, 41, of Whiteriver, Arizona died April 22, 2013 at his home in the Cradleboard District of the White Mountain Apache Reservation. He was born in Virden, Manitoba, on February 13, 1972. He is the only son of Phillip Hi Eagle and Rose Marie (Eastman) McKay. He was educated at the Clearfield Job Corp in Clearfield, Utah where he studied to be a Security Officer. He later studied at Utah Community College where he focused on Criminal Justice. In 2001, he married his companion of six years, LaMonica (Gordon) HiEagle. They have four children: Ryan, Duran, Sisilly, and Carmelo (adopted son). Jeff served and protected the people of the White Mountain Apache Tribe for 15 years; during this time, he was employed by both the White Mountain Apache Housing Authority as a Security Guard and the Whiteriver Police Department as Police Officer, Detention Officer, Dispatcher, and a Transport Officer. He was also previously employed as a Slot Technician at Hondah Casino. He leaves behind his beloved wife, LaMonica; his sons, Ryan, Duran, and Carmello; and daughter, Sisilly. He also leaves his father, Phillip (Faye) Hi Eagle of Virden, Manitoba; his mother, Rose Marie (Edward) McKay of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba; and two sisters, Terri Hi Eagle and Sheree (Desmond) Blacksmith of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He also leaves several Aunties: Linda, Viola, Barbara, Clara and Maryann, Uncles: Joseph and Gus (Buffalo), cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jeff was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Frank and Rosaline Eastman and paternal grandparents George and Mabel Hi Eagle of Canupawakpa Dakota Nation, Manitoba. He leaves many adopted brothers that he met in his lifetime both in Canada and the United States. His body will be brought back to his residence at 7105 N. Cradleboard Ave. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. A funeral home service will be held at his residence in Cradleboard on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Co-Pastor Mike Lupe presiding. Cards and condolences can be sent to: LaMonica Hi Eagle and Family, P.O. Box 273, Whiteriver, AZ 85941. (928) -338-4221. Arrangements are being handled by the Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor, AZ. The Hi Eagle and Eastman Families will be holding a Traditional Service at the Canupawakpa Community Complex on the Canupawakpa Dakota Nation, Manitoba to honor Jeff’s memory on Saturday, May 4, 2013 starting at 11:00 a.m. A prayer service will be held at 1:00 p.m. All friends and relatives of Jeff Hi Eagle (Wanbdi Watakpena - Charging Eagle) are invited to attend.
HARKNESS: Thelma Irene, 97 years old, beloved wife of the late Bob Harkness, mother of Merv and Lola, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba. In memory of Thelma, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
FOLLIS: The family would like to announce the passing of Glen F. Follis at the age of 74, just three days short of his 75th birthday. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife Barbara; daughters Tammie (Greg) Dueck; Glenda (Richard) Marsh; son Gary; brother Brian (Shirley) and other extended family members. Glen was predeceased by his parents John and Rose Follis, siblings Melvyn, Albert, Aileen, Viola, and Bruce. He was born and raised in the Wood Bay District. Glen, known as “Penny” by his Wood Bay friends, left school at an early age to begin a lifetime of farming. Glen married Barbara in 1974 and together they raised three children on the farm. He was dedicated to the land and raising his cattle. He was always an early riser and a very hard worker. Glen served as a councilor for the RM of Louise, Ward 4 for thirteen years. He was also a leader of the Pilot Mound 4-H Beef Club for several years. Throughout his life, Glen enjoyed many activities including curling, hunting, playing cards, watching sports, going to the casino, and harness races. He proudly supported his children’s activities and accomplishments. Glen appeared to have a tough exterior, but on the inside had a soft spot for animals, and his family and friends. He loved to tease and it was a sure sign of his friendship. In keeping with Glen’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Lorne Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, c/o Lorne Memorial Health Foundation, Box 40, Swan Lake MB, ROG 2SO.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Graham’s Funeral Service Ltd.204-825-2848.
DERBOWKA: Mike Derbowka, of Brandon Manitoba passed away suddenly at his home at the age of 80 years old. Mike was born in Wroxton, Saskatchewan on November 18, 1932. He then moved with his family to Russell, Manitoba where they farmed until he moved away from home to start his own life. Mike joined Canadian Propane as a branch manager, which later became ICG Propane. He was with ICG for 35 years before he retired in Brandon Manitoba where he has lived for the last 25 years with his family. Mike loved his job and was highly thought of by all his employees for his kind nature. Mikes retirement was spent carving wooden ducks, making bird houses and spending time with his 2 grandsons who he adored and loved. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Mike will always be remembered and loved as a kind, gentle man who was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten by his daughter Michelle Derbowka, son Ralph Johnson and grandsons Damen Macgillivray and Tyler Glowach. To honour Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside ceremony will be held in Russell Manitoba later this summer where he will be laid to rest with his late wife Arlene Derbowka. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CAMERON: Shirley Lorraine Cameron (Culbertson). Shirley was born in 1932, to parents Bill and Grace Culbertson of Goodlands, MB. She passed away on April 12, 2013 with family at her side at the Bren-Del-Wyn Lodge in Deloraine, MB. Shirley went to the Lennox School and took her teacher training in Winnipeg. She taught at Verona School between 1949-1950. She then worked at Pat Cutt's Store for two years. She was married to Doug Cameron from 1953-1980. They had four children (Dwayne, Joelle, Brenda and Carla). Shirley loved music and spent many enjoyable hours playing the piano. She also enjoyed curling, knitting, crafts, gardening and always loved to bake. Her door was always open to anyone who would come in and have a cup of coffee with her. Shirley was a legion auxillary member for 58 years and was proud to be a part of this honorable organization. She endured many hardships throughout her life, but her strong faith in God helped her overcome these hurdles. Shirley was predeceased by both her parents, Bill and Grace Culbertson, Brothers: Glen, Roy and Blaine, Sisters-in-law: Marlene (Tingey) and Dorothy (Spence), nephews and nieces: Dale, Peter and baby Hope. She leaves to mourn her four children: Dwayne, Joelle and Bill, Brenda and Doug, Carla and Real, ten grandchildren: Jennifer, Chanda, Brad, Julie, Justin (Tara), Tory, Cayla, Daniel, Danae and Ashton, seven great -grandchildren: Rylan, Reid, Haylee, Leah, Cayden, Noah and Kahu. Shirley will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Smith Funeral Home, 204-747-2088.
BROWN: Vera May (nee Bell), beloved wife of the late Ernest M. Brown, mother of Merrill, Lois (Fred) Zmetana, Diane Reid and Cameron, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 103 years 9 months of age. Mother will also be lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends. Mother was able to maintain her personal skills during her total life.
A graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, R.M. of Woodworth to celebrate Mom’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vera’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
BARR: Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at the age of 99 years, Dorothy Florence Barr (nee Welch) of Baldur, formerly of Belmont MB. Dorothy leaves to mourn her passing her three children Allan (Janice) Barr of Lockport MB, Mervin (Carol) Barr of Calgary, AB, Ruby (Rod) Lee of Foam Lake, SK, six grandchildren; Karen (Wayne), Heather (David), Shawn (Nicole), Carrie (Dwight), Brian (Lyndsay), and Derrick (Cristin), thirteen great grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Irene Embury as well as several nieces & nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Oscar (1981), an infant daughter at birth (1940), grandson Darrin (2002), great granddaughter Olivia (2004), a great grandson Isaac (2008), brother Henry Welch (1942) & by a sister Mary Scott (2004). A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Monday April 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Christchurch Anglican Church, Belmont MB, with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Baldur Personal Care Home, Box 128 Baldur MB R0K 0B0 or to the Belmont Historical Society, Box 69, Belmont, MB R0K 0C0.
On line condolences can be made by visiting
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ANDREWS: The Great Robert William Andrews, retired Sgt. of 3rd RCHA, loving husband of Evelyn (nee Walker) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Bob was born in Ashmore, NS on August 20, 1937. Predeceased by parents Benjamin and Goldie Andrews and brother Charles and daughter Kenda Langille. He will be sadly missed by a huge community as he touched many lives. Bob was a very active member of Grand Valley Community Church. Bob walked in the steps of Jesus as he gave of his time and love to many. He was involved and passionate serving many ethnic groups by providing and delivering donated household and furniture items. He is known as “Mr. Bob” as he befriended many of them and they were a part of his family. Dad travelled many miles to spend time with family as we are scattered across Canada. He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren as this would be a reflection of his legacy. He was involved in the Scottish Society and spent many a summer travelling to Nova Scotia with Evelyn to spend time with relatives and research our ancestry and heritage. He shared his knowledge with us in order that we could be proud of where we came from. He loved the beauty of nature and the view of the ocean. He was involved in the Bluebird society and enjoyed the peacefulness of setting up and maintaining the nests. He is survived by his sisters Gert (Kip) Vidito and Mickey Robichaud; children Kathy (Dennis) Darvill, Ben (Sue) Andrews, Bruce (Meg) Andrews, Christie (Jim) Netzlaw, Jennifer (Randy) Levett, Bill (Terri) Lyon; grandchildren Mitch (Erica) Darvill, Rachelle (Graham) Kardynal, Jade (Chaz) Andrews, Christopher and Konor Andrews, Stirling, Gabriel and Graham Netzlaw, Stephanie and Kelsea-Rae Hannaberry, Melissa, Amanda and Mallory Crossman, Taylor, Brittney and Tanner Lyon; great grandchildren Aylah and Ethan Kardynal, Rylee Hannaberry, as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service took place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on Monday, April 22, 2013. Rev. Tim Clarke officiated. Interment was at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bob may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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