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McNIVEN: Doris Andrea (Schoenau). Sept. 27, 1938 - Nov. 12, 2010. Doris got her wings after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her brother Bert (Myrna), their children Jason, Nicole and Jarod; 4 children, Neil (Lucy), Theresa (Vern), Wina (Brad), Krista (Ted), and her honorary daughter Robyne (Doug). She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, Oliver and Jocelyn, who brought her happiness and joy. Doris had many very special friends through the years, that are too numerous to mention. She had a zest for life that was second to none, even during her battle with cancer. She always looked at everything in life as a cup half full. She always tried to make you look at the bright side of things by bringing laughter and energy to every situation. When she was young she enjoyed playing baseball and skiing and later developed a love for golf. She was a true Blue Bomber and Dodger fan until the end. Doris’s one true passion in life was sewing. She was an amazing seamstress and enjoyed many hours of sewing for family and friends. Her amazing outlook for life will be greatly missed by family and friends. To honor Doris we are having a Celebration of Life at the Trails West Motor Inn on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. We hope you will join us in honoring her memory and celebrating her life.
JUDSON: Rosie. The family sadly announces the death of Rosie Judson on November 7, 2010 in Thunder Bay, Ontario in her 100th year. Funeral/ Memorial service will be held in Brandon at a later date.
ERNEST: Leslie “Les” John Ernest of Brandon passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the age of 61 years. Les was born on February 17, 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He enjoyed helping his mom and dad on their family farm and driving the tractor hauling water. As a child, Les loved to play board games and play cards with his brother and sisters. His love of playing cards continued through the years. His children have memories of Les and Pauline going off with friends and/or family to play cards for hours. He loved to play so much that you could likely find him and others at work playing cards on their lunch hour, or find him playing Solitaire or Hearts on his computer. In his younger years, Les loved to play pool and curl in the winter. In 1987, Les attended ACC and completed his Heavy Duty Mechanics and graduated in the top of his class. Les started working for Royal Paving back in 1966 at the age of 17 till 1976. From there he went on to work for Zenith Paving from 1977 to 1987. Due to his deteriorating eyesight, Les had to find a different line of work so, for the past 23 years he has been with the Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Region, as the Bingo Manager - a job that he loved and was dedicated to. Les enjoyed watching his Toronto Maple Leafs on the T.V. and playing bingo while on his holidays from work. He liked to come home and watch his comedy shows while relaxing. Les is survived by two daughters: Tammy Fehr (son-in-law Klas) and her children, Scott and Michael Fehr; Lenore Ernest (son-in-law Mike) and her children, William, Abagail, Levi, Leah and Jesse; his best friend, Pauline Ernest; and one brother and four sisters. Les was predeceased by his mother, Eileen Ernest (nee Graham) who passed away in 1983, father Harold Ernest who passed away in 1996 and by sister Shirley Ernest who passed away in 1978. The Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, it was a very beautiful service. Active pallbearers were: William Ernest, Michael Fehr, Scott Fehr, Klas Fehr, Sean White, Owen Genaille and Tom Genaille. Donations in memory of Les may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to the CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G1.
Dad, our hearts are brokenthat you are no longer with us,but your memories willforever live on in our hearts.
Papa we will miss and always love you.
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BEAVIS: Charles Allan "Chuck" Beavis age 74 died at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 15, 2010 He is survived by his wife Elsie, daughter- Jacquie Beavis: Ryan, Lindsay, Sam & Seth Penner son - Marc: Brandon & Jessie son - Patrick (Lori): Austin, Courtney & Tanner son- Shaun (Ursula) Fontaine, Skylar Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 20, 2010 at First Prebyterian Church 339-12th street Brandon, Manitoba 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, The Diabetes Foundation, or a charity of own choice. A private family interment has taken place at the Crystal City Cemetery.
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WILSON: Mrs. Norma Jean Wilson of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Harry Wilson, passed away at Fairview Personal Care Home on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Norma is survived by her daughters Judy McKinnon (late husband Gary) of Surrey, BC and Donna Busch (Tom) of Brandon; grandchildren Debbie (Steve), De'Ann (Colin), Jodi and Mark; great-grandchildren Johnathan, Robert, Anthony, Kyla and Brendan. Norma also leaves to mourn her sisters May Smeltz, Vera Munn and Ella Lacey all of Brandon. Norma was predeceased by her granddaughter Donna McKinnon in 1967. Norma was born at Antler, SK to Robert and Olive Churcher. The family moved to Brandon in 1929. The family would like to give special thanks to their mother's good friend and caregiver Eleanor Broadhead, Dr. Mary Egan, Joanne Lilley and the staff at Fairview Personal Care Home. In keeping with Norma’s wishes there will be no formal memorial service. Interment has taken place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens beside her husband Harry. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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DAVIDSON: Allan, age 88 years, beloved husband of Anne Davidson, father of Garry and Alana, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Al, donations may be made to the Souris Beautification Fund c/o Town of Souris, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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TROLLOPE: Hazel Katherine Trollope of Brandon, beloved mother of Garry and Keith Trollope, Audrey Tripp and Dennis Trollope, passed away at Fairview Personal Care Home on Friday, November 12, 2010 at the age of 95 years. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Lauder Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MAYOR: Lori Mary Louise Mayor, beloved wife of Craig Mayor, entered into rest on November 13, 2010 in the Brandon General Hospital at the age of 50 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church; with Rev. Mark Satterly and Rev. Joe Ball officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada, Brandon & District Chapter, Unit B, 920-6 St., Brandon, Manitoba R7A 3P8 White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements 204-476-2848.
KEARNS: Alma Evelyne Kearns of Brandon, MB, beloved wife of the late Wesley Kearns and mother of Dwight (Linda) and Michael, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the age of 96 years. A Celebration of Alma’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Dr. Dong Ha Kim of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Assiniboine Centre,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at or mailed to 32 Wellington Drive, Brandon, MB, R7B 2Y9.LOGO
BURTE: The family of Renie Burte of Brandon, MB, are sad to announce her passing on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, after a recurrence of lung cancer, which she had fought successfully in 1997. Renie Cordes was born in London, England, on June 28, 1931. After leaving school, Renie worked in the cinema, where she developed a life long love for the movies and classic murder mysteries. Renie met Canadian soldier Harold (Audie) Burte in Piccadilly Circus. They were married in London on August 15, 1953, moving to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, where Audie worked briefly in the mines. When Audie re-joined the artillery, they led a nomadic life, eventually moving to Shilo and settling in Brandon. Audie passed away on March 31, 2005. Renie was also predeceased by her parents, Jessie in 1976 and May in 2002 and two much-adored brothers, Roy Cordes and Arthur Cordes. Renie and Audie are survived by their three children: Tom in Red Deer, AB; Donna (Jim) in Winnipeg; and Hal (Val) in Brandon; and three grandchildren: Heather Burte in Santa Barbara, CA; Renie Zdebiak (Sean) in Brandon, MB; Chris Burte in Edmonton, AB; and one great-grandson, Ethan Zdebiak. Renie is also survived by brothers Gordon and John, sister Joan, nieces and nephews, as well as an extended family of in-laws. A service for friends and family in memory of Renie will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:30 am with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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BETKER: Joyce Isabel, age 85 years, predeceased by Otto Betker, survived by Norval More, died in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, November 12, 2010. Funeral service will be held at the Faith Community Baptist Church, Souris on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Joyce, donations may be made to the Souris Health District Foundation Box 311 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
BLACK: Emily Joyce Black (nee Zepa). It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Emily Black. On Saturday, November 13th, 2010 with family at her side, Emily passed away peacefully at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa, Manitoba. Emily was born on August 18th, 1922 to Joseph and Annie Zepa of Horod, Manitoba. Her father passed away when she was five years old, leaving her mother to raise her brother Frank, sisters Lena, Jean and Muriel. She and her siblings were raised on a farm near Horod where they attended school and enjoyed many happyyears. At a very early age, she was faced with the challenges of growing up with many hardships pertaining to the 1930's. Her father Joseph donated land for the construction of Horod’s first school. This school still exists and is now a museum and a designated heritage site in Manitoba. Emily attended this school and was able to complete the ninth grade, at which time she had to leave home in search of employment. During her academic years, she received an award of excellence for her reading skills. She was extremely proud of this award and continued to enjoy reading throughout her life. After World War II, she met up with an old friend who had just returned home from the war following four years of imprisonment in Hong Kong. Emily married Michael Black of Horod on Feb. 16th, 1946. Together they raised three children Dianne, Murray and Kelly. Their life began on a farm near Horod. In 1952, they moved to Elphinstone where they purchased a service station which became Black’s Service Station for many years. They were both very involved with military organizations and were lifetime members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Hong Kong Veterans Association. For years, Emily was a member of the Elphinstone Ladies curling club, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada. In each organization, she held various executive positions and participated over and above her line of duty. She enjoyed curling, fishing, bowling, gardening and camping. Her family will always remember her passion for bingo. She also took great pride in her apple pies as baking was one of her greatest talents. From an early age, she had tremendous faith in the Lord and instilled this same faith in her children and grand children. Emily was proud of her Ukrainian heritage which she has passed on to her family. In 1979, Mike and Emily moved to Dauphin, Manitoba where they retired and enjoyed many happy years together. During this time, they traveled to many parts of the world until the death of her husband in 1991. She persevered and continued to live in Dauphin for another ten years. In 2002, she moved to Neepawa where she could be closer to her family. The Kinsmen Kourts were her new home where she made some wonderful friends and could easily walk across the street to play bingo. In 2006, her health deteriorated and she made a decision to move into a personal care home where she could be cared for and be safe. Emily was a remarkable woman with great strength and perseverance who maintained her sense of humor and loving personality through all her trials and tribulations. We have truly been blessed to have her in our lives. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Annie Zepa, husband Mike, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lena and Peter Nychek, Jean and Peter Bachewich, Muriel and Walter Brazanski, brother Frank and sister-in-law Rose Zepa. Emily leaves to cherish her loving memory her three children Dianne (Len) Kashton of Regina,SK, Murray ( Glennis) Black of Neepawa, MB, Kelly (Trent) Gruenke of Winnipeg, MB. Six grandchildren Darryl (Paula) Kashton, Regina SK, Leanne (Scott) Weinkauf,  Cold Lake, AB, Leah ( Glenn) Miller, Norway House, MB, Tom Black Calgary, AB, Kyler and Jennessa Gruenke, Winnipeg, MB. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren: Eric and Ryan Kashton; Aiden, Carsten and Alyssa Weinkauf; and Cole, Greg and Miles Miller. To honor her memory and if friends so desire, donations may be made to The War Amps of Canada ( Child Amputee Program) 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON or to the Horod cemetery maintenance fund Box 103 Sandy Lake, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Wed. Nov. 17th, at 11:00am at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Neepawa, Manitoba, corner of Mountain Avenue and Elizabeth. Rev. Fr. Emil Kardasinec officiating.  Interment to follow at Horod cemetery. White’s Funeral Home in Care of arrangements 476-2848.
STOCKI: It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Wayne Michael Stocki on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the age of 56 years. Wayne is survived by his wife Muriel, daughter Janissa (Mike) Cassells, grandchildren Michael, Callie and Kaitlynn, and sister Brenda (Dale) Jones, niece and nephew Christine and Denver of Tomahawk, Alberta. Wayne was predeceased by his mother Vera and his father Mike. In accordance with Wayne’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or Fairview Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.
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ROBSON: Perry Stuart Robson of Brandon, formerly of Nesbitt, passed away November 1, 2010 in the company of his family at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He was in his 89th year. Born August 25, 1922 on the family farm at Deleau, he received his education at the Deleau Consolidated School. Following high school, Perry worked on the farm from 1940-1956, during which time he also worked part-time for several years for the Day brothers. He then hauled gravel for Henry Atchison Construction until the fall of 1962 when he took over the family farm. Perry married Mona (Hardy) in 1961 and they started their family in the next few years, living on the farm and running it until 1977. During his early work years, Perry also drove a school van at Deleau and a school bus to Hartney, made ice at Deleau and Hartney rinks, and spent a short time working on the oil rigs. In 1977, he started cross-country trucking with his nephew, Peter Wurster. Buying his own truck the following year, Perry hauled for Arnold Bros. until 1979, when he sold his truck and took a position hauling machinery for Mazer Implements of Brandon until he retired in 1986, moving with his family from the farm to an acreage near Nesbitt in 1982. Three years into retirement, Perry was invited back into the workforce when he was asked to pump gas at the Log Cabin, and he continued to work until he had his first heart attack in May 1992. This past summer, he and Mona relocated to Brandon. Perry always loved sports, curling for many years as well as playing baseball and fastball, and he was a life-long Yankees fan. He was a quiet, humble man who loved his family, receiving much enjoyment from his grandchildren in his later years. Perry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mona, his children, Craig (Dawn) Robson, Carolyn (Clay) Cory, and Lisa Robson, his grandchildren, Amanda and Kyle Robson and Sarah, Seth, and Nathan Cory, and his sister, Phyllis (Dennis) Busted and her two daughters, Janice and Marsha and families. He was predeceased by his parents, Earle and Irene Robson. A private graveside service was held November 6, 2010 at Minnewawa Cemetery. The family requests that anyone wishing to honour Perry with a remembrance send a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Kidney Foundation, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B2. The family also extends its thanks to the caring and generous staff on A3 at the Assiniboine Centre, where Perry spent his last few days.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
POULSON: Rodney Kenneth. March 30, 1951-October 31, 2010. With great sadness the family of Rod announces his passing Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Peterlougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Rod was born to Ken and Doreen Poulson March 30, 1951 in Calgary, Alberta where Rod spent most of his life. Rod did reside in Brandon for a few years and in that time Rod had made many friends and lots of fond memories of Brandon, Manitoba. Rod was a natural salesperson and spent most of his career in sales. Rod, like his father, had a passion for cars and Rod excelled in the auto industry. Rod and his father (Ken) both sold cars at Canadian Motors in Brandon. Rod also sold golf equipment and jacuzzis and did very well. Rod was an animal lover and you never knew what stray pet he would bring home. One time Rod brought home a pot belly pig that wasn’t allowed to stay too long. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a joke that left you in tears. Many of his own life stories had you in laughter. Rod was always a pleasure to be around. Rod is survived by his wife Eleanor, stepsons Rob (Shawna), Lance, daughter Kelly-lynn (Benoit), many grandchildren. Rod is also survived by his mother Doreen, brother Kieth (Karen), sisters Roxanne (Guy), Rhonda (Gaynor), and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Rod was predeceased by his father Ken, brothers Monty and Gary. In keeping with Rod’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial will take place at a future date at his father’s resting place. Donations may be made to a charity of choice in Rod’s memory.
“May you rest in peace Rod!”
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