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DUNWALD: (Haggerty) (nee Berkhold). It is with great sadness that the family of Anne Dunwald, formerly of Brandon, MB, announce her passing on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Leduc, AB. Anne was born October 11, 1920 in the Community of Brenda, south of Brandon. Upon the death of her parents at a young age, Anne was raised by Bessie and Bob Whyte. She received her teaching certificate from the Brandon Normal School and began her career in a one-room school at Medina, MB. She married Murray John Haggerty and together they farmed in the Oak River area raising three daughters, Beverly and twin girls, Leila and Linda. After moving to Oak River, she recommenced teaching at Oak River School and then moved to Brandon to continue her teaching career with Brandon School Division teaching at Alexander, Fleming and J.R. Reid schools. Anne was predeceased by Murray in 1964. Anne enjoyed travelling with her second husband Stanley Eric Dunwald. Her life was enriched by Stan’s four sons, Ray, Marvin, Neil and Keith. Together Anne and Stan belonged to many organizations devoting numerous volunteer hours. Anne was predeceased by Stan in 1998. As a resident of The Lions Manor and The Landing, she enjoyed the variety of activities both residences offered. Many close friendships were developed through hours of playing crib, cards and shuffle board. Anne always enjoyed her meetings with the Brandon Normal School Reunion graduates of 1939-1940. She belonged to Rebecca Lodge and UCT. Anne moved to Leduc, AB in April of 2010 to be closer to her family. A Berkhold Family Reunion organized by nephew, Gerald, was held in Medicine Hat, AB in July 2011. As special guest of honor, Anne amazed her family with an uplifting speech. Anne was predeceased by her husband Murray (1964), husband Stan (1998) and daughter Leila in 2004, also predeceased by three brothers, Clarence, George and Gordon and two sisters, Lillian and Iva. She is survived by daughters Beverly (Rupert), Linda (Blake), son-in-law Ross, stepsons Ray (Val), Marvin (Joni), Neil (Setsuko), and Keith. Anne enjoyed time spent with her 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law, Margaret, Evelyn, Pat and Jean have fond memories of their visits with Anne. Anne was always eager to make that ‘twenty-five cent bet’ with her son-in-law Blake. Cremation has taken place. Interment with graveside service will be at a later date.
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BLIGHT: William Keith Alexander passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the age of 86 years after a long and fulfilling life. Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years Doreen; his son Murray (Lorna) children Tanya (Sean McCabe), Heidi and Drew and great grandchildren Annika and Rowan; his daughter Marilyn and sons Geoff, Tim (Amanda), extended family Richard Gregoire (Sandra) and nephews Don (Sandra) and Jim Blight of Prince George. Keith was born November 21, 1926 at the Brandon General Hospital to Alden and Winnie Blight. Keith attended Brandon Hills School until age fourteen when he quit to help on the family farm. He enjoyed playing ball but there was always work to be done. Keith worked at various jobs trucking to make some cash to buy his own place in 1947 when he purchased Hard Scabble Farm which over the years supported a dairy operation as well as mixed farming, raising beef cattle, pigs and chickens. At one stage of his lifetime he had a three year stint working at Zenith Paving only to realize he’d rather be his own “Boss” and in time purchased the home farm of his parents subsequently making a lifelong career of farming keeping up with many of the major changes. Being a man of many talents, there were few challenges that Keith couldn’t conquer. In his earlier years, Keith was active in the Gorrie community as a trustee as Murray and Marilyn attended Gorrie School. He helped many neighbors in both Gorrie and Brandon Hills communities. Keith and good friend Doug Coate enjoyed many hours during their years of friendship going on jaunts “packing gravel” as it was referred to, checking out what was happening in and around the community. During his semi-retirement years, hours were spent in his shop where in his creativity he made “crows” from shovels, mower sickles and guards then wind wheels constructed from bicycle wheel rims and colored dishes as well as numerous rock creatures, geese, turtles and ducks of various sizes, all for the enjoyment of others and many were gifted to family and friends. In his later years Keith enjoyed being of help to his grandson’s Geoff and Tim in their Contractor’s Corner business and was pleased when the lads named their extended services Hard Scabble Stucco & Stone after the original 1947 home site. As well, many hours were spent at a slower quieter pace when Keith would head into town for a whole day visiting friends at Fairview Home, Brandon Regional Health Centre or in their homes. At the farm the kettle was always boiled and the instant coffee jar on the table with sweets on the side for when family, friends and neighbors called in. Keith will be missed by his many friends and relatives. A celebration of Keith’s Life will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Victoria Inn, Imperial Ballroom with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Keith may be made to Family Visions Inc. / Heidi’s Place, 2705 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7B 0N1. Thanks to Dr. Butler and 300A Staff, especially special aide Elaine for their excellent care of our Dad.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
TULLY: Harry Warren Tully passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the age of 91 in Brandon, Manitoba. Harry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 23, 1921 to Charles Kingsley Tully and Margaret Hannah Tully (Proctor). Beloved husband of Irene (Hewitt). Loving father of Lorna Smith (Don) of Brandon and Don Tully (Louise) of Wakefield, Quebec. Cherished grandfather of Bradley and Jared Smith and Raegen and Aaron Tully, and great-grandfather of Autumn and Nia Smith. Brother of Fred, Floyd and Wes Tully. He will be missed by many other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents, brother Gordon and his sister Jean. Harry spent his early years on the family farm in the Poplar Heights District near Marquette, Manitoba. He attended Poplar Heights school for eight years. Harry enlisted in the army in Winnipeg in 1942 and became part of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons armoured car regiment. He served his country during World War II in France, Germany, Belgium, England and Holland. He was overseas from 1942 to 1946. Upon his return to Canada in 1946 Harry returned to southern Manitoba where he worked on various farms. In 1948 he moved to Brandon where he worked as an auto body man for 37 years at a garage which became Binkley Motors. He retired in 1985. In Brandon Harry met Irene Hewitt and they were married on November 16, 1949. Their daughter, Lorna, was born in 1950 and their son, Don, was born in 1952. They bought their first house on 3rd Street in Brandon and subsequently moved to 11th Street East. Harry loved to spend much of his time outdoors working in the yard, particularly tending his garden which produced large quantities of vegetables which he freely shared with family and friends. Harry could often be seen talking to neighbours and friends and just as often, cutting their grass, shoveling their snow and helping them in other ways. Harry and Irene spent a lot of time visiting family in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Ottawa, Georgetown and Vernon. After Harry’s retirement they made two more extensive trips that they enjoyed very much -- a bus tour of eastern Canada and a cruise to Alaska. Harry and Irene were long-time attendees of St. Paul’s and Central United Church in Brandon and were members of the Sunshine Club and the East End and South End Community Centre seniors groups. Irene and Harry enjoyed weekly “day trips” with friends exploring the back roads and towns of rural Manitoba. Harry and Irene moved to Lion’s Manor in June 2005. Irene moved to Fairview Nursing Home in November 2008. A Service of Remembrance was held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Arlene Robertson officiated. A private interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Harry may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
URSHATZ: In loving memory of Heidi G. Urschatz, beloved wife of the late Jeff Urschatz, beloved mother to Jade and Madison. Heidi died on January 28, 2013 at the age of 45. A public viewing will be held Friday February 1, 2013 at Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Boissevain, Manitoba on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Heidi may be made to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
SPEED: Jean Speed (nee: Poruchny). Our loving mother passed away on January 27, 2013 leaving 78 years of precious memories for our family generations to pass down, share and treasure. She is now with her loving husband Glenn, her parents, brother Frank and grandson Carl Jr. who have been waiting for her. Jean leaves to mourn her three daughters Millie (Brian), Michele (Dan) and Brenda (Colin), grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as brother Walter (Vera) and sister-in-law Joyce. Jean was born in Brandon, MB., daughter of John and Cora Poruchny, on November 18, 1934. She was the apple of her parents eye. She had a brother Frank and later came a younger brother Walter. When she finished school she worked at McKenize Seeds. Then the big day came when she met Glenn Speed. They had three beautiful girls who keep her life fulfilled. In 1964 they moved to Winnipeg and bought a home in the most perfect neighbourhood where they lived for 50 years! Jean worked for Kmart for a while, then she became a “Lifer” at Safeway for 30 years, where she retired. She spent her retirement years travelling and enjoying every minute with her family and friends until her passing. Her loving husband Glenn, who passed February 3, 2011, has waited almost two long years to be reunited with her. Funeral mass will be held on February 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Parish, 3390 Portage Avenue. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
“Your girls would like to thank you for the wonderful life you provided them.”Rest in PeaceLove,Your girls
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BLIGHT: Keith Blight, beloved husband of Doreen and dear father of Murray and Marilyn, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 28, 2013. A time of Remembrance and Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at the Imperial Ballroom, Victoria Inn on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 beginning at 11:30 am. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Keith to the Family Visions Inc. c/o 2705 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB R7B 0N1 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HUNT: Walter Hunt, beloved husband of Carroll and loving father of Roxy and Shawna, of Virden, Manitoba, passed away at St. Boniface General Hospital on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the age of 77 years. The Funeral Service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the C.N.I.B. in memory of Walter.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
SUROVY: The death of Walter Carl Surovy, beloved husband of Emily, father of Leonard and Leona, occurred on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ceremony to Celebrate Walter’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. Jorge Mante of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PINEAU: Mike Pineau age 64, beloved husband of Anne, father of Sandra O'Neill of Shilo. Died on January 26, 2013 at his residence in Deloraine, Manitoba. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 1, 2013 Spruce Woods Community Club in Shilo, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Smith Funeral Home, 204- 747-2088.
PILCHAR: Josephine Isla Pilchar (nee Cutter) peacefully passed into heaven with her family by her side on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her residence, Fairview Home. Josie was born December 26, 1928 in Waggle Springs (Douglas), Manitoba. Josie and John enjoyed a lifetime of love for animals, most importantly rabbits and pigeons; which carried on to award winning blood lines across the country. Josie was a member and secretary-treasurer of Manitoba Poultry Association for over forty years. In her spare time, she enjoyed the Brandon Wheat Kings Hockey, whether it be attending the games or listening from home, she never missed a game. Josie is survived by her son Dave married to Kim, and their children Shannon (Jason), Jerilyn and Ashley; daughter Janet married to Arnold Horan and their children Tanya (Colin) and Cory (Jen); daughter Sandra married to John Donohoe and their children John Jr. (Rhonda), Travis and Kyle (Brittnay); son Bob married to Simone and their children Bobbi (Mike) and Karlie; great grandchildren: Haiden, Kaysen, Jordis, Kihanna, Landen, Racy, Kaylin, Roxy and Alexander as well as her siblings May, Betty, Barry and Wilma. Josie was predeceased by her husband John; parents Jack and Isla; children Brian, Barbara, Donna and Elaine and brother, Johnny. Funeral Ceremony will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Joe Ball will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Josie may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202 – 37 11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
TULLY: On Friday, January 25, 2013, Harry Warren Tully, age 91 years, beloved husband of Irene, father of Lorna (Don) Smith and Don (Louise Lavigne) Tully, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Arlene Robertson will officiate. A private interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Harry may be made to charity of one’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
ROZDEBA: Eugene Rozdeba of Strathclair passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Shoal Lake Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 68 years. Eugene is survived by his wife Paulette; children: Darren (Carrie Ramsey) of Strathclair, Alanna (Shawn) Samels of Souris, and Marcel (Jaime) of Strathclair; 7 grandchildren, and sister: Sonya (Wally) Maydaniuk of Elphinstone. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at The Bend Theatre, Strathclair. Rev. Jen Dresser will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements (204) 759-2160.
RINGLAND: Alastair George Ringland; formerly of Beulah, MB; beloved brother of Betty Ringland and uncle to thirteen nieces and nephews; passed away at the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 89 years of age. A graveside service will be held at the Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, MB on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 1:00pm with a reception following in the Beulah Community Hall. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Alastair’s memory to the Beulah Community Hall or Beulah Cemetery Fund, Beulah, MB, R0M 0B0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
McKAY: William H. "Bill" McKay, age 71 beloved husband of Linda, died on January 24, 2013 Tri Lake Health Centre at Killarney, Manitoba. In accordance with Bill's wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will take place at a later date at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association; Suite B 727 10th St. Brandon, MB R7A 4G8, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation; 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
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Wheatland Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.
LOVELACE: Harold Wesley (Chid), 90years old, beloved husband of the late Aileen (Lovey) Lovelace, father of Pauline, Carolynne and Brenda, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Chid, donation may be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
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