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KOKORUDZ: Milton Kokorudz, beloved husband of the late Helen Kokorudz of Brandon, passed away at Valleyview Care Home in the city on Friday, July 6, 2012. Milton was born at Oakburn, Manitoba on November 16, 1923, one of five children born to Mike and Rose Kokorudz. In his younger years he helped on the family farm. He met Helen Wozney, his future wife, when she was teaching at Rogers School #1267. Milton and Helen were married in Rossburn, Manitoba on October 29, 1952. They continued to contribute to the family farm for a couple of years. Looking to a different future they operated a store for the Hudson Bay Company in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Having saved some money they bought a farm and moved to Fisher Branch, Manitoba in pursuit of a farming career only again to be drawn away from the farming sector. At this time they moved to Brandon, Manitoba where Milton was a night clerk at the Crystal Hotel and Helen worked in a convenience store. They eventually partnered and together managed a grocery store until their retirement. Milton and Helen took great pride in their yard and garden. They belonged to the Brandon Horticultural Society. Their yard and garden won numerous prizes and one year their yard won Best Garden in the city. Helen predeceased Milton on December 7, 2011. He is survived by his brother Stanley (Verna) of Brandon, Manitoba; two nieces and one nephew. A sister-in-law Hannah Sherman also survives. Milton was also predeceased by his parents, Mike and Rose Kokorudz; sister Mary and two brothers, Steve and Dmytro. Cremation has taken place. The Funeral Ceremony for Milton and Helen will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk will officiate. Cantor will be Mr. Tony Yuriy. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ARSENAULT: Debbie Arsenault, prominent leader in the community of Brandon and area, long standing Executive Director of the Brandon and District United Way passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 in the city. Memories of Debbie, which will be presented at her gathering, may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Complete obituary information will follow. Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
POGUE: Nellie Elizabeth Pogue (née Jones) passed away peacefully on June 29, 2012 at Hillcrest Place. She was born on April 19, 1917 in Austin, MB to Joseph and Barbara Jones. Nellie married Charles Pogue in 1934 and together raised their two daughters, Mae (Phillips) and Elaine (Udell.) She took great pride in working at Brandon Hardware and retail ladies wear. At New Horizons she enjoyed cards, shuffleboard and many special friends. She also loved music, singing and belonged to the Square Dancing Club. She is survived by daughter Mae, son-in-law Bill, sister-in-law Doris Pogue and seven grandchildren; Terry (Mallory) of Brandon, Patti of Kamloops, Wendell (Nancy) of Vancouver, Shayne (Leslie) and Clay of Winnipeg and Brad and Laurie of Kelowna, five great grandchildren Julie (Rossburn), Miranda (Kamloops), Christina (Brandon), Thomas and Krista (Kelowna) and many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles in 1980, daughter Elaine Udell in 1998, son-in-law Peter Phillips in 1991 and all seven brothers and sisters. In keeping with mom’s wishes a private graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, Arlene Robertson officiated. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Nellie may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
JONES: Raymond “Bill” Jones, beloved husband of Rose Jones of Brandon, Manitoba; formerly of Brookdale, Manitoba; passed away on July 4, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Funeral services will be held in Brookdale, Manitoba at a later date. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Messages of condolence may be sent to w.f.h@mymts.net.
White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
HAYWARD: The peaceful passing of Gwenneth "Gwen" Hayward occurred at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Monday, June 11, 2012. Gwen was born on August 1, 1930 to Annie and Prince Arthur "P.A." Smith. She was raised in the east end of Brandon. All of Gwen's schooling was in Brandon from early years to high school. Gwen's work history started at a young age and included waitressing, Reliant Motors, secretary at the Brandon School Division, caregiver for the sick and elderly at Brandon Regional Hospital, lastly Gwen enjoyed volunteering and working for the Y.W.C.A. thrift store. She enjoyed volunteering at both the East End and Central Community Centers. Gwen was a longtime member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, her secondhome and family for many years. She always enjoyed spending time with her friends in the Brandon Transit Auxiliary Group. Gwen's interests included her home, vegetable garden, flower gardens, yard sales and the Brandon Antique Club where many friends were made. She also loved to cook and bakefor friends and family. Special times for Gwen included her trips to Edmonton to visit family, having family to her home for Sunday suppers and special occasions. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Michael) Cooper, Shelly (Trevor) Beck; grandchildren, Logan Cooper, Cameron and Avery Beck all of Edmonton, AB; son, Craig (Susan); grandchildren, Scott and Kelly of Brandon, MB; sisters-in-law, Irene Smith and Verna Mitchell of Brandon, MB. Many nieces, nephews and close friends also survive. Gwen was predeceased by her husband Robert "Bob", her parents, sister Donnie Poole, niece Lori Poole; brothers Robert Smith, Donald Smith; brothers-in-law Tommy at an early age, Ray, Jack and Tower "Ted" Hayward, Alf Mitchell, Ken McAndrew; sisters-in-law Dot Hayward, Gertie McAndrew, Blondie Smith. A private family interment was held at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. David Wilson officiating. A Celebration of Gwen's Life was held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Gwen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BUCK: Elizabeth Frances BuckAs lightning flashed and thunder rumbled, Betty Buck, with family at her side, passed away in the early morning, at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank Self and Alice Hickey, and siblings Hugh, Nancy, Lawrence, Joyce and Roy, and by her husband, the Rev. James M. Buck. Her memory will be cherished by her sister Dorothy, her sons Robert, Ken (Penny), Richard (Bruce), daughter Joanne (Aden), sons Paul (Laurie) and David (Melissa),her grandchildren Tracey (Jasen), Carrie (Darren), Allison (Ray), Stephanie, Trevor, James (Julie), Jason (Manon), Geoffrey (Kim), Candace (Rick), Steven (Lori) and Lisa (Art), special friends Ryan and Diane and her great grandchildren Andrew, Lauren, Dawson, Taryn, Atlen, Ada, Noah, Finnegan (2 weeks old) and Archer. Betty was born March 22, 1918 at Keddleston, Sask. To Frank and Alice Self – her father died before she was born- and her mother married Bert Hickey, who was a widower with 3 children. She grew up on a farm near Bethune, SK, during the depression and completed her high school education in Regina. She married the Rev. James M. Buck on Dec. 6, 1939 in Bethune, SK and became the wife of an Anglican minister. Together they raised 6 children and at age 55, Betty took her LPN training in Winnipeg and began a 12 year nursing career at Virden hospital. She moved to Winnipeg in 1996 to be closer to family. She loved her little apartment at Arden House and helped with the seniors activities. She attended St. Mary Magdalene Church and was active on the Altar Guild and sang in the choir almost until her passing. She moved to Catherine Place in St. Boniface in 2005 and organized the shuffleboard program and card games and helped new residents settle in and gave office staff helpful ideas for improving the facility. She had travelled to Egypt with “her Jim” and later to England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland with Richard and Joanne. She also made it to Hawaii. She “talked to” her African Violets and knitted countless cuddly teddy bears to send to “Doctors without Borders”. She pushed the “armchair exercise” program and got many residents more active. At 94 we referred to her as “our energizer bunny”. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm at St. Mary Magdalene Church, #3 St. Vital Rd., Winnipeg, MB. Interment will be at Oak Lake Cemetery on Wed. July 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm with reception at Oak Lake Legion Hall. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff on Unit 4 South, Victoria Hospital, for their kindness and compassionate care. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donation may be made to CancerCare Man., 1160-675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB, R3E 9Z9 or to the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene, #3 St. Vital Rd. Winnipeg, MB.
Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.
Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 204-982-7550.
BOWLES: Irma Evelyn Bowles (nee Litke). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irma Bowles, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Shoal Lake Strathclair Health Centre. Irma was born to Gottlib and Wanda Litke in New Sarepta, Alberta, on June 2, 1935. She moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba with her family at age 15 and worked as a waitress. She was an excellent banquet server and handled many of these events efficiently. Irma also worked in various clerical positions. In 1966, she met Douglas and moved to Brandon in 1967. Irma and Douglas married in 1974 and together raised their blended family. Upon retirement, they moved to a rural setting north of Strathclair and later moved to the village of Strathclair. In 1974, Irma became a Ham Radio Operator (VE4NZ), this was an accomplishment achieved with pride. An avid reader and a ‘whiz’ with crossword puzzles she also enjoyed many types of handicrafts. She enjoyed camping trips and travelling with the family. Numerous ‘ski-ins’ and fishing derbies were hosted at the country home, namely “The Shuzbutt Inn.” Irma was predeceased by her parents, Gottlib and Wanda Litke and by her brother Adolf, brother-in-law, Laurence Granger. Left to cherish her memory are: husband, Douglas, her daughter Teresa (Rob), grandchildren: Jason (Erin), Jenna, Julia and their families; step-sons: Delwin, Gordon, Tim and their families; brother, Hugo (Iris), sister- in-law Joyce; sister, Violet (Gerhard) Kriger, sister Margaret Granger, numerous nieces and nephews. Irma’s life was devoted to raising her family. Being a good parent and homemaker took priority in her life. Sadly, the last years she suffered with illness. Her faith was strong and she was ready to meet her maker and to be re-united with her Mom and Dad and her brother. We have loved you deeply and will miss you greatly. A private funeral service for Irma was held at Rae’s Funeral Chapel, Shoal Lake. Interment followed at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. Pallbearers were her sons: Gordon, Tim, grandsons: Jason, Bradley, Quinton and Parker. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake was in care of the arrangements.
WHETTER: Dorothy L. Whetter, age 89, beloved wife of Clint Whetter passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on July 4, 2012. In memory of Dorothy a public viewing will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Deloraine, Manitoba on Sunday July 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday July 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lauder Community Hall, Lauder, MB. Private interment will take place at Hartney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to FCE Canada (mission that granddaughter Corrie is involved with); Box 265 Pierson, Manitoba, R0M 1S0 or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made on-line at www.wheatlandfs.com
Smith's Funeral Home, phone (204)747-2088. www.wheatlandfs.com
CARLISLE: Corrine, 70 years, beloved wife of the late Peter Carlisle, mother of Jeff, Terry and Todd, died in the Souris Health Centre, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, July 2, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Corrine, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
TROTT: Gwen J. Trott (née Leece/Pritchard) passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the age of 86 years. A funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gwen to Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5A9 or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room 0N1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
TYHY: Edith May Tyhy, of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of the late Wesley (Bill) Tyhy and loving mother of Wesley, Doreen Beardy, Gary, Tom, Betty Both, Pat Thornhill, Donna Potter, Ronnie, Linda Bone and Christine Page passed away at The Sherwood Home, Virden Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Mark's Anglican Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba Saturday; July 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Kidney Foundation in memory of Edith.E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line
Book of condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MARSHALL: Olive Marshall, beloved wife of the Late James Marshall, of Virden, Manitoba, passed away at her home in The Sherwood on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 in her 82nd year. Funeral services will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel - Virden at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6th with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in McAuley Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society in memory of Olive.
E-mail messages ofcondolence or sign the online Book of Condolence atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
HARDIE: Mabel Hardie (nee Bugg), 1924-2012. Surrounded by loving family, Mabel entered into rest at the Carberry Personal Care Home on July 2 at the age of 88. She was born in Lauder, Manitoba on March 13, 1924 to Otto & Bertie Bugg. She was the third youngest in a family of 11 brothers and sisters. She married Alex Hardie in 1945 and they made Carberry their lifelong home. Alex predeceased her in July, 2002. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Edna, Pearl, Elma and Ida and brothers Lorne, Ken, Art, Charlie & Harold. She is survived by one sister Norma Rawlinson of Melita, sisters in law Gladys Bugg, Lois Bugg and Audrey Bugg all of Melita. Mabel leaves to mourn her four children: Joan (Mac) Scott St. Albert; Don (Diane) Hardie Courtenay; Perry Hardie, Calgary; Greg (Dawna) Hardie Squamish: grandchildren Ian Scott, Edmonton; Graham (Joanne) Scott, St. Albert; Garth Scott (deceased); Shannon (Garrett) Mack, Sechelt; Ryan (Elaine) Hardie, Didsbury; Keith(Deana) Hardie, Didsbury; Angie Dupasquier, Olds. Mabel had 11 great grandchildren: Keegan & Cameron Scott, Jessica Gorgchuck, Brooklyn, Rogan & Mersadies Mack, Boston Hardie, Neely & Dylan Hardie, Taylor & Madisyn Dupasquier. She also leaves numerous nieces & nephews. Mabel was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, neighbour and friend. She was a very caring compassionate person. Mabel routinely visited those confined to the hospital or care home. She loved people and her large family of relatives & friends. She gave of herself to many worthwhile projects in the community by volunteering her time and energy. She was a founding member of the Sharon Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Carberry and celebrated more than 50 years with the organization. She was a 40 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch # 153. She was a very active member of the United Church and the United Church Women. She spent countless hours over several decades supporting all church fundraising events. Through these organizations and church she developed many lasting friendships. It also provided her with a sense of community outside her own home. Funeral service will be held in the Carberry United Church on Friday, July 6 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. For the past three years Mabel received compassionate, respectful and dignified care at the Carberry Care Home. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Carberry Care Home/Activities (Box 2000, Carberry, Manitoba ROK OHO) or the charity of your choice.
LUNG: Marie Lung of Brandon, precious Mom to Louise, Lorna, Karen and Peter passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The Ceremony to Celebrate Marie's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Bonnie Zimmer of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Flowers gratefully declined. According to Mom's wishes, friends may make a donation to First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339 12th Street, Brandon MB, R7A 4M3, the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WELLS: John Leslie Arnold Wells passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 64 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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