Classifieds / Obituaries
GRIFFIN: Ronald Alfred Griffin of Brandon passed away peacefully at his residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Monday, January 4, 2010 at the age of 93 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Dong Ha Kim officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
KIDD: Mr. Kenneth Gordon Kidd passed away peacefully at his residence, Hillcrest Personal Care Home, on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the age of 80 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 727-0694. Complete obituary information to follow.
McGILL: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Thursday January 7, 2010 at the age of 64 years, Betty Faye McGill (nee McCutchin) of Belmont Manitoba. Faye leaves to mourn her passing her loving family, husband Donald, daughter Cheryl (Brent) Battersby of Brandon, son Kerry McGill of Edmonton Alta., two grandchildren Brynne and Mitchell; mother Darlene McCutchin of Belmont, brother Dennis (Marie) McCutchin of Brandon, sister Barb Raison of Winnipeg, sister-in-law Helen (Keith) Heaman of Carman, brother-in-law Keith (Carol) McGill of Killarney as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Faye was predeceased by her father Earl, brother Marvin and by her in-laws Herb and Florence McGill. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday January 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Knox United Church, Belmont with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Fayes memory to the Manitoba Lung Association, #8-940 Princess Ave Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Belmont, Manitoba, R0K 0C0
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MOORE: The death of Melvin Frederick Moore, beloved husband of Audrey,father of Don and Bob Moore, occurred in Brandon on Saturday, January 9,2010. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18thStreet North on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. OrtonAnderson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery.Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make adonation in memory of Melvin to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue,Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0V9. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 727-0330.
MOORE: The death of Melvin Frederick Moore, beloved husband of Audrey, father of Don and Bob Moore, occurred in Brandon on Saturday, January 9, 2010. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330- 18th Street North on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Orton Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Melvin to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0V9. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SADLER: Kathleen, age 81 years, beloved wife of the late Carson Sadler, mother of Larry (Gerry) Sadler, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, January 10, 2010. Funeral service will be held at St. Pauls United Church, Souris, Manitoba, on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Elgin Cemetery. In memory of Kay, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0 or to Lets Make a Splash Pool Fund c/o Town of Souris, Box 518 Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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WATSON: Dr. Lorne Watson died peacefully at Grace Hospice on January 10, 2010. He is survived by his long-time partner, Robert J. Gardner; niece, Mrs. Suzanne Hyatt (Leamington) and nephew, David Ferris (London). Funeral arrangements are pending. Complete obituary will follow in Fridays edition.
BAILLIE: Mellissa Dorothy Baillie of Oak Lake, Manitoba passed away at the Virden Hospital on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at the age of 88 years. A Celebration of Dorothys Life will be held at the Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake, Manitoba, on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Oak Lake United Church, Box 89, Oak Lake, Manitoba, R0M 1P0. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BULL: Raymond R. (Beefey) Bull passed away January 6th, 2010 at his sons home in Brandon with his family by his side. Ray was born in Kenora, Ontario on October 9th, 1920 to parents Florence Meadows and Thomas Bull. He had a brother, Tom and a sister, Ivy. He started caddying at the Kenora Golf Club when he was ten years old which began his life long love of golf. Shortly after, he met and fell in love with Joyce Coppard. They became inseparable and were married September 12th, 1942 in Kenora, Ontario. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Joyce (2007) his brother Tom (1964) and his sister Ivy (1999). He is survived by his daughter Rae Laliberte (Noel), Winnipeg, his son Richard and wife Diana, Brandon; grandchildren Susan Anderson (Scott), Chandler, AZ, Jason Bull (Gina Mazer), Brandon, Amanda Wagner (Oliver), Toronto, Lauren Robertson (Jason), Winnipeg; great grandchildren Myles, Kate and Ava Wagner, Cameron and Rylee Anderson, and Easton Robertson. Ray started working for Imperial Oil in 1937 in Kenora. He joined the Army in 1939 and spent time in Shilo, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was very proud of his service, especially the note on his discharge papers saying that he was a good soldier. After the war he went back to work for Imperial Oil in Kenora He worked for Imperial Oil his entire career between Kenora, Brandon, and Winnipeg then retired in Brandon in 1986. He was a life long Legion member and was a Mason and Rotarian during his Kenora years. He was always involved in golf. He was a member of the Board of Directors at The Kenora Golf Club, the Brandon Golf Club and the Manitoba Golf Association. He served as Tournament Chairman for the 1966 Canadian Junior Golf Championships. He also served as President of The Brandon Minor Hockey Association. He successfully ran a marathon at 60 years of age. He never made a hole-in-one but he shot his age numerous times, the first being a 74 at the Neepawa Golf Club in 1994. Rays last golf game was this past summer at age of 89 with his son, grandson and great grandson, a memory we shall cherish. A celebration of Rays life will be held as a come and go event at The Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to a charity of your choice may be made in his honour.
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CASSAN: Rodney Roy. It is with utmost sorrow that we announce the passing ofour beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Rodney Roy Cassan cherished husband of Jean Valcourt Cassan. On January 3rd, 2010 at the age of 56 years Rod died at home, with his loving family by his side. Rod was born on January 16th, 1953 second child and only son of Roy and Lois Cassan. Rod was first and foremost a family man, patient, loving and supportive. He was a dedicated farmer and a born outdoorsman. He particularly enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. His strength, heart, wit and humor defined him. Rod played the guitar, sang and displayed his artistic talent by sketching and through his past work at Cassan Monumental. Rod graduated from Brandon University in 1974 and continued his work at the monument shop for many years while farming. Rod was predeceased by his parents Roy and Lois. Rod will greatly be missed by his children: Tim (Nova), Amy (Renato), Sean Dandy, Karla-Rae Dandy (Erik Wenger), and grandchildren: Liliana, Francesco and Vincenzo Giordani. Rod is survived by his sisters Robin Bradshaw (Wayne), Jody Paterson (Hamish), Jill Paddock- Dahlstrom (J.D.), Lorraine Johnson (Gord), Beryl Pharoah (Mark). Rod is also survived by his uncle Glen Joice (Karen). Rod will always be remembered for his patient guidance and support and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Graveside Service will be held at Alexander Cemetery Wednesday January 13th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Joe Ball officiating. The Cassan family invites you to share memories and refreshments at the Whitehead Community Hall in Alexander following the graveside service. Casual dress preferred. In lieu of flowers, the Cassan family would very much appreciate donations to be sent to: The Manitoba Wildlife Federation Habitat Foundation, 70 Stevenson Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0W7.
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CLEARWATER:Andrew. Andy passed away peacefully on December 31, 2009 at the Souris Personal Care Home. He was born November 26, 1916 in Roseisle, Manitoba where he attended school. In 1934 Andy moved to Roland, Manitoba and worked for Hawleys Butcher Shop until 1941. While living in Roland he met Sadie Burnett and they were married on October 21, 1939. In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served until 1945. Andy and Sadie moved to Elgin, Manitoba in 1946 where he worked for MacDonalds Red and White store. In 1954 they purchased the business and operated it until 1977. On retirement he worked for Manitoba Crop Insurance for ten years. In 1999 Andy and Sadie moved to Souris. Andy was predeceased by his wife Sadie in 2001 and his son Craig in 2000. He will be fondly remembered by his sons: Brent and Clint (Linda) and five grandchildren: Corrie, Janna, Daniel, Monica, Kelly and seven great grandchildren. The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to Dr. Cram and the staff at the Souris Personal Care Home for their compassionate and professional care. They would also like to thank the staff at Kowalchuks Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, with a private interment in the Elgin Cemetery. In memory of Andy donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Sunroom Fund c/o A.R.H.A., Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
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COMER: William Redvers Comer, formerly of Brandon, slipped away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the Misercordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, after a battle with heart disease. William will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Predeceased by his wife Shirley Doreen Patterson. William is survived his two daughters, Kimberly Lynn (Michael) Landa of West Fork, Arkansas, and Kara-Lee (Wes) Henderson, of Ardrossan, Alberta. He alsohas three beautiful grandchildren, Reagan and Kendra Henderson, and Reba Paquet, and one great-grandchild, Wyatt William Comer. He is also survived by his brother Derek Comer of Vancouver, British Columbia and we also must not forget his beloved Bichon, Teddy. The Ceremony to Celebrate William's Life will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3319 Park Avenue, on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Rick Harwood will officiate. A time of fellowship will follow the ceremony. Interment will take place beside his beloved wife Shirley in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of William to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3319 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2K3. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRIFFIN: Ronald Alfred Griffin passed away January 4, 2010 at his home, Valleyview Care Centre. Ron was born near Borden, Saskatchewan on January 27, 1916. He was the youngest of a family of seven and grew up on a farm. He joined the RCAF in 1942 and was posted to No. 12 Air Base in North Brandon. Always interested in farming, in his hours off he helped out on the McGregor farm, which was adjacent to the base. There he met his future wife, Ethel McGregor. In 1945, Rona and Ethel were married and took over the operation of the McGregor farm. At first, Ron supplemented grain farming with a dairy business but from 1962 gave his whole attention to grain farming. Ethel continued her nursing career at the Brandon General Hospital until her retirement in the late seventies. After Ethels death in 1980, Ron retired from active farming, renting and then selling the farm, except for the home site where he lived until moving to Brandon in 2003. Ron enjoyed a long life and will be fondly remembered for his love of life and humor. He was a long time member of The First Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included bowling, golfing and refinishing old furniture. He especially loved spending time at the cottage he and his wife built at Sandy Lake. He enjoyed entertaining their friends at home and at the lake. Ron was predeceased by his parents, John and Elizabeth Griffin, four sisters and two brothers. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his niece, Marilyn Fruck, special friend, Alice Johnston, both of Brandon, and his many friends and neighbors. The family wishes to thank the excellent staff at Valleyview Care Centre for their care, concern, companionship and love. Ron will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Dong Ha Kim officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HOFFMAN: Isabel Lamb Hoffman. Isabel passed away in the Hillcrest Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba on Sunday, January 3, 2010. Isabel was in her 88th year. Isabel is survived by sons: Keith (Marg) Lamb, Ken (Nettie) Lamb, and daughter-in-law Harriet, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Isabel was predeceased by husbands Bob Lamb and Ross Hoffman and son Dennis.
Her joy in life were things well done, from early morn till set of sun. We loved her so, But God loved her best, So He took her home with him to rest.A family graveside service will be held a later date in the Rivers Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Isabels memory to a charity of ones choice. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, in care of arrangements. (204)764-2744.
LOUGHRAN: Janet Kirkness Loughran of Brandon passed away at Fairview Home on December 24, 2009 at the age of 94 years. In keeping with Janets wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in memory of Janet may be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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