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BERRY: Llewellyn Douglas (Doug), April 22, 1945-October 16, 2011. Doug Berry passed away at home suddenly, Sunday afternoon at the age of 66 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Dianne Laframboise, his sons Scott (Sara), Geoff (Courtney) and Chris Berry (Samantha), his granddaughters Ashlyn and Kaitlyn Berry, his mother Mary Berry-Hill, sister Joan Berry and brothers Holland, Donald, Bryon Berry and their spouses along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born and raised in Virden, MB, Doug spent his childhood years growing up in Cromer and Brandon, MB. He also attended and played football at the famous college of Notre Dame “Home of the Hounds” in Wilcox, SK and over these years made many strong friendships and memories. For over 40 years, Doug was dedicated to the Flooring Industry in many capacities. He initially worked in the wholesale industry with Bigelow and Hardings, and later moved to commercial floor covering with Rundle Floors. For the past 20 years has owned and managed a family business “Berry Flooring”. He truly loved this business, his customers, his staff and his many friends throughout the industry. Doug loved golfing, vacationing at his home in Arizona, his Westies and of course, his time with family and friends sharing laughter and groans at his never ending efforts and success at humour. A “Celebration of Life” will be held for Doug from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Delta Calgary South “Atrium Building”, 135 Southland Drive S.E., Calgary, AB. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or, in Doug’s honor, sign your organ donor card.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to doug@berryflooring.com
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BOULANGER: Maurice, 78 years, beloved husband of Jeanne Boulanger, father of Lucie, Yvette, Dolores and Felix, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Maurice, donations may be made to The Grande Clairiere Cemetery Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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BARLETTA: Joseph Barletta of Brandon, beloved father of Vonnie, Paul and Vincent, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the age of 83 years. A Memorial Service to honor Joseph’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. Interment will be held at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SIMPSON: Edward (Ted) Alexander Simpson Born February 5, 1929 in Silver Creek Municipality, Manitoba Passed Away October 15, 2011 at Grace Hospital Winnipeg, Manitoba He is predeceased by his wife Maryann. He is survived by his children Roy (Bev), Linda (Dan), Bill (Theresa), Denise, Debbie, Shirley-Ann (Shawn) and Brenda-Lea, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Dad’s life will be held at Lauder, Manitoba on Monday Oct 24th, 2011 at 2:00pm in the Lauder Hall with lunch to follow. A private family interment will take place at a future date in Silverton, Manitoba as per Dad’s wishes. The Family thanks the staff at the Grace Hospital for their care of Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lauder Inn.
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HEDLEY: Reginald Frank Hedley, of Hamiota, Manitoba; passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 78 years of age. Reg is survived by his beloved wife Gerry; sons Brian and Brent; daughter Gina (Kent) Freeborn; and grandchildren Adam, Kayla, and Taylor Hedley, Cole Corlette-Hedley, Kirsten and Kyle Freeborn. A service to celebrate Reg’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Knight, Strathclair Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Reg’s memory to the Gideons International in Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2 or to the Canadian Liver Foundation, 210 – 375 York Avenue, Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3X 2J1.
Messages of condolence to the family can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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SHANNACAPPO (Whitebird): Rose Shannacappo, February 5, 1929 - October 15, 2011. On October 15, 2011 at 3:00 a.m. in the morning, Rose made the transition into the spirit world at the age of 82. Rose was predeceased by her husband James, daughter Marlene, parents Sara and Alex, sisters Isabelle and Madeline, brothers Wilfred, Samuel, Herman and granddaughter Elaine Kasto. Rose is survived by her siblings Mary, Joe, Stanley, and Agnes, her children Florence (Donald), Dennis, Douglas, Judy (Percy), Louella (Gerald), Isabelle (Denis), Morris (Sheila), Darren (Shannon), daughter-in-law Eva, stepson Wayne (Val), 24 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Rose will be missed and her lasting legacy will be celebrated on Thursday, October 20, 2011 with a Traditional Feast starting at 11:00 a.m. and formal service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Southquill Hall, Rolling River First Nation followed by interment beside her loved ones, friends and acquaintances who have gone on ahead into the Spirit World. Deacon Conrad Plante officiating.
“Shed not tears of sorrow for me, but rather tears of joy and laughter and celebrate my life; I am only a thought and prayer away and will forever remain within each and every one of you”
Mino-pimatisik, Shawendik, Baapik
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McLACHLAN: It is with great sadness that the family of Lea McLachlan announces her peaceful passing on October 14, 2011 at her residence Dinsdale Personal Care Home at the age of 93 years. Lea will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children: Margaret (Vic) Gerden, Jack (Eileen) McLachlan, Kathy (Wolf) Riedel; grandchildren: Lisa, Jill, Karyn and Andrew; great- grandchildren: Scott and Clara; nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by Bill, her loving husband of 65 years in 2007, her sisters Rita Hunter, Doreen Harris and Zella Dunkin. Lea was born on June 9, 1918 in Russell, Manitoba to Annie and Henry Bell. She was educated in Russell and in Winnipeg where she graduated from Business College. Throughout her life Lea worked as a legal secretary, church secretary, in various banking positions, and as general manager in the family business, The Empire Publishing Company Limited. Lea was devoted to her family and almost all her activities were centered around them. Holidays at home in Virden were celebrated with great food and fun. The house was always beautifully decorated and no effort was spared to ensure that everyone was included. Trips, first in a tent, then in a trailer, and finally in a motor home were made to all parts of North America with the children and often one of their friends. Travel also included trips to Europe. Activities such as quilting, gardening, golfing and bridge were lifelong interests. Lea will be remembered for her positive attitude, for her ability to cope with adversity and for her quiet, kind and friendly nature. She has left a legacy of happy memories for her family and friends. A come and go reception will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at the Virden Cemetery. If friends wish, donations in memory of Lea may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 - 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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ELLIS: James Nicholas (Jim) Ellis, beloved husband of the late Fran Ellis, passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Funeral Services will be held from Lenore Presbyterian Church, Lenore, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19th with Reverend Jim Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Breadalbane Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the WestMan Nursing Home Remembrance Fund in memory of Jim.
Email messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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TUCKER: Mary Irene. Peacefully, on Saturday, October 8, 2011 Mary Tucker passed into the loving arms of her late husband Bob (Dr. F. Robert Tucker). Mary leaves to mourn her sisters Winifred Greaves and Ruth Grant of Brandon and brother-in-law George Coutts of Melita, her children Alan Tucker, Jane Walters (Don) of Winnipeg and Hugh Tucker (Anastasia) of Whistler; grandchildren Cliff Tucker (Jodie) of Windsor, Jennifer Reynolds (Jayson Richeson), Winnipeg, Robert Reynolds (Laurel) of Horsefly, B.C. and Elizabeth Reynolds (David Evans), Winnipeg; great-grandchildren Austin and Connor Tucker, Calla and Juniper Reynolds; many nieces and nephews ,especially Margaret Ackerman and Resby Coutts (Kathy). Mum left us with an incredible legacy of love, loyalty, forgiveness, friendship and faith. We are so grateful for the compassionate care Mary received from friends and staff at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg. Our extended families (Greaves, Tucker, Walters, Reynolds and Ackerman) cherished Mum and will continue to provide support and guidance to each other with the help of our friends and members of The Inner Wheel, McKinnon Guild, Silver Wings, The Wildwood Club and Fort Garry United Church. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm, Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road at Lyon Street, Winnipeg. Mary’s ashes will be interred at Chapel Lawn (May of 2012). Donations in Mum’s memory would be gratefully accepted at The North Point Douglas Women’s Resource Centre (c/o Elaine Bishop, Executive Director), 221 Austin St. N., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3M8.
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VILLENEUVE: It is with great sorrow our family announces the sudden passing of Joseph Richard Villeneuve (Rick) at his residence in Spruce Woods, Manitoba, of heart failure. Rick was predeceased by his son, Bradley Villeneuve, and parents, Evelyn and Harvey Villeneuve. He leaves to mourn his wife, Helen (Bradley) Villeneuve, his three daughters, Kimberley-Ann Villeneuve, Lisa Villeneuve Fischer (son-in-law Christian Fischer), Julie Villeneuve and her partner (Surge), grandchildren, Blayze, Rohan, Jessie- Mai, Charisma, Sunora, and Shylah. Great-grandbabies, the twins, Ryder Bradley and Talon Richard. He is also survived by his three brothers and two sisters, Larry (Sue) Villeneuve, Patricia (Rene) Vallencourt, Garry (Lulu) Villeneuve, JoAnn (Jim) Chisholm and special brother, Barry Villeneuve. Also surviving are many cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Rick and Helen met at his uncle’s summer resort in Norway Bay, Ontario. They were married in Ottawa, Ontario in October of 1962. They would have celebrated their forty-ninth wedding anniversary on October 9, 2011. Rick’s school years were spent in Ottawa, Ontario. He then joined the armed forces at the age of 17, in 1960 with permission from his parents. He served thirty-six years in the forces. He served in the R.C.R.’s and then remustered to the Canadian Military Engineers and trained as a heavy equipment operator. Rick and his family were posted to various bases across Canada, Ottawa, London, and Petawawa, ON, Gagetown, MB, and then came Shilo, MB in 1983. Here he worked with the Field Engineers on the ranges as a Firefighter, along with the German Army. He also spent time in Alert, Churchill, Chilliwack, BC, the USA and Norway. He retired as a Sergeant in 1996. Rick and Helen had bought a house in Spruce Woods in 1989, so it was there they decided to stay, as they both loved the prairies. He then got a retirement job at the Shilo Golf and Country Club, where he made lots of friends. Rick really loved hunting and fishing with his wife, family and friends. Hunting and fishing were his main hobbies, but he also enjoyed league bowling and family bowling, target shooting, snowmobiling and he helped Helen coach soccer. He drove his children to their many activities, scouts, skating, swimming, hockey, and many teen dances, etc. Rick’s greatest joy was his family and he was delighted when his grandchildren came along. Rick and Helen helped to raise their first grandson, Blayze. Blayze started calling him “Pappy” and soon the neighbourhood children were calling him Pappy too. He was so looking forward to taking his other grandson, Rohan, hunting for the first time this fall. He adored his granddaughters, he would sing songs he made up for them, as he did for the other grandchildren, and his own children. We all loved his funny songs. He was really happy when his great-grandsons were born on September 8, 2011. Twin boys! He said “Now we have four generations.” At his work at the country club or out anywhere he always had time to talk and tell his stories (sometimes tall tales)! He made many good friends. (You know who you are)! He really enjoyed playing Santa, with his wife, Helen, as an elf to the various schools, preschools, daycares, community centers and the Lion’s Club. He will always be remembered for his big “Ho! Ho! Ho!” as he entered the room. He was also well known for trying to get the best deal. Be it buying a truck or appliances, etc. Besides his gift for gab he loved to joke, tease and really delighted in having a good argument. But, if you got on his bad side he would say “I wrote you off.” But, that was Rick’s way. Some thought he was a Grizzly Bear, but deep down he was a Teddy Bear. Rick and Helen were members of the Spruce Woods and area Lion’s Club, as well as the Wild Life Club and the Spruce Woods Community Club. They really enjoyed volunteer work, such as when they helped at the Spruce Woods Rodeo this past July. He had a special place his heart for Special Olympics, in honor of his brother, Barry. Rick was our Rock. He was always there for you when you needed him. His family knew they could count on him always. He will be greatly missed, our family chain once more been broken, so until that chain is linked again he will always be in our memory. Forever in our hearts. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Shilo Catholic Chapel, CFB Shilo, MB, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. A private interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Rick may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to the Soldier On Program, (Helping Homeless Vets), Shilo, Manitoba, R0K 2A0.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WRIGHT: Emma Wright (née Ducharme) 1928-2011, daughter of Daniel Ducharme and Mary Lamirande. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emma Wright, who left us on Saturday, October 8th, 2011 after a lengthy stay at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 83 years. Emma was born in St. Ambroise, Manitoba, on September 20, 1928. She married Richard Wright on October 14th, 1947. Emma spent all her life in Manitoba, except for three years in Camp Borden, ON. Emma loved being a homemaker and took pride in everything she did. Emma overcame many adversities in her life, beating polio at age seven she raised three children and was married for 63 years. Emma was predeceased by brothers J. Gaspard (1937), J. A. Daniel (1934), father Daniel, mother Mary (née Lamirande), sisters Bertha (Tycholaz), Blanche (Connelly), and Shirley (White). Emma is survived by her husband Richard, sons Larry (Patricia), Rick (Joan), daughter JoAnne, five grandchildren (Craig, Kelly, Tracey), (Jeff, Adam), four great grandchildren (Kaitlyn, Jenna), (Griffin, Aubrey) and her brother John (Esther) Ducharme. Emma's family would like to thank the wonderful nurses who cared for Emma while in Palliative care, 3rd floor, Assiniboine Centre and to the doctors and staff. A special thanks to Paul and Frances Pillipow, Clara Marriott and Sherry Bell for your love and support while Emma was in hospital. In keeping with Emma's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial services will be conducted by Rev. Jim Brown, Pastor of St. Georges Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Palliative Care" 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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THOMPSON: Ashley Patricia Thompson died accidentally on October 9, 2011 after a short life of 20 years. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 12, 1990 and spent her life living with her family at their farm North of Brandon. Ashley was always very involved with her family in all their activities. She went with her family on all their trips to Newfoundland to visit her mother’s family and on other trips such as to Vancouver for a wedding, visiting more family in Ontario and a road trip to Alaska. She has visited every province in Canada and approximately one half of the United States. At age 10, Ashley went on a trip to Florida with her family. She visited Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens and Kennedy Space Center. Ashley was thrilled with all the Disney characters she met and the rides she went on. While she was there, Ashley developed a love for roller coasters and went on some of the world class coasters in Florida. At a very early age, Ashley began swimming lessons and progressed up to achieving a Bronze Cross in swimming. Ashley began her schooling at Wee Wisdom Nursery School at age 4. Next year she began kindergarten at Forrest Elementary and stayed there until she graduated Grade 8. She progressed to high School at Elton Collegiate in Forrest and graduated Grade 12 in 2007 after only 3 years in high school. At this point in her life, Ashley did something most people only dream of – she went to Brazil as a foreign exchange student for a year. Ashley stayed with the family of Antonio and Raquel Roxo in the city of Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil and attended Grade 12 at Collegio Consul Carlos Renaux in Brusque. While there, she made many friends, learned Portuguese fluently and even got highest marks in her class in Portuguese. Ashley had to leave before her class graduated, but her class had such regard for her that they read her story at their graduation ceremony. At the end of her term, Ashley’s family joined her and she thoroughly enjoyed introducing them to her host family and friends, acting as translator, andintroducing them to Brazilian culture. Ashley took her family on a mini tour of Brazil and they visited places such as the cities of Curitiba, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro and the fantastic waterfalls at Foz de Iguasu. Upon her return from Brazil, Ashley attended Brandon University, and was well on her way to achieving her goal of becoming a forensic psychologist. Ashley has worked several jobs in her life. She began by babysitting at age 12 and later became a clerk at the 99 Cent Store. She became a summer student at Brandon Research Centre, working with the barley department and became very good friends with her supervisor, Rudy, and the rest of her crew. Ashley enjoyed the types of work she did and made lasting friendships. Ashley always loved kids and seemed to be a magnet for any kids around. They always seemed to flock to her and play with her. Ashley always had a big heart for anyone in trouble and always was available for her friends and family to talk to. Ashley also had a big heart towards animals. In her life, her pets included dogs, cats, rabbits and birds. In later years, she rescued and adopted a ferret and her latest pet was an Algerian hedgehog named Remi. Ashley has belonged to several youth groups. She began by being a member of Forrest Baby Band, and when she began school she joined Girl Guides. Ashley also joined St John Ambulance and progressed through the youth levels of cadet and crusader and became qualified as an Advanced Medical First Responder in 2009. Early in 2009, Ashley began dating Chris Girard who became the love of her life. On October 8, 2011 Ashley and Chris were engaged to be married, one day before her passing. Ashley will be sadly missed by her parents, Frank and Jenny Thompson, her sister Leanne, her fiancé Chris Girard and his parents, Maurice and Betty Girard. Also left to mourn are her Aunts Evelyn from British Columbia, Ruby (Chris), Joyce (Bruce), Edwina (John) from Ontario, Marion (Bruce), Stella (Jerry), Minnie (Randy) and Uncles Roy (Linda), Larry (Muriel), Lloyd (Dulcie) and Richie from Newfoundland, Linda (Al) from Brandon and Helen (George) from Elgin; Host Parents, Antonio and Raquel Roxo, and their family Joaquim and Antonia from Brazil. Also Left to mourn are many cousins from all parts of Canada and friends from all over the world. Ashley was predeceased by her grandparents, Lorne and Bessie Thompson of Brandon, Wilfred and Beatrice Gosse of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and her Aunt Margaret (Syd) of Elphinstone. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ashley's Life was held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm with The Rev. Barbara Jardine officiating. Chris Girard was urn bearer. Ashley was interred in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family would appreciate donations in memory of Ashley to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
“We will never stop missing you and will always love you with all our hearts.Your easygoing ways and beautiful smile will always be a part of us.”
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REYNOLDS: After a brief illness, with family by her side, Sheila Reynolds passed away at the Brooks Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Barry Reynolds, and her three sons Jason (Candace), Winnipeg; Kristen (Melanie), Manitou; and Bradley (Rithy), Brooks, Alberta; her mother-in-law Jean, sister- in-law Susan, brother-in-law Randy, and her sister Margaret, Ontario. Her memory will be cherished by her grandchildren Ainsley, Melody, Chantelle, Kaitlyn, Zachary, Akyra, Dylan, and Robert; and nieces Amber and Alissa. Sheila will also be remembered and missed by extended family and close friends. Sheila was born in Moosomin, SK to Arthur and Catherine Tyerman (Stewart). She spent her 'growing-up' years in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she met and married Barry, her teenage sweetheart. Sheila and Barry had three sons and, looking for a smaller community to raise their children, they moved to Brandon, then later Kemnay, residing in Brooks, Alberta in her last years. Family was important to Sheila, especially the children. When grandchildren arrived Sheila was in her glory! She loved playing with them and attending to their unique needs. Sheila also spent quality time with her mother, doing serious and fun things, and was devastated at her passing in 1999. Sheila worked at Woolco/ Wal-mart for 35 years where she loved meeting with the public and working with her team, in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Brooks, Alberta. She met many challenges in the roles she played; learning and experiencing much over the years. Sheila was predeceased by her parents Catherine (Stewart) and Arthur, her brother Gordon, father- in-law Ken Reynolds, and sister-in-law Donna. Sheila will be coming home to Brandon for her service, which will take place at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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OLIVER: Dean Cameron Oliver of Brandon, beloved husband of Merle Oliver and father of Debora (Dwight) Davis and Dennis Oliver and grandpa to April, passed away on October 8, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 81 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Carberry United Church on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Peggy Reid officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com.
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PETER KRAMARCHUK: We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Peter, with family by his side, on Monday October 10, at Brandon General Hospital at the age of 87. Peter was born in Poland in 1925 and arrived in Canada in 1929. Peter lived his entire life in Carberry except for the years spent in the service of the RCAF as a bomber pilot during WWII. Peter wed the love of his life, Gene Kitson, in 1953, and they spent the next 58 years together sharing a love for family and nature. Peter and Gene owned and operated the Style Shop, working side by side. In 1987 they retired and enjoyed their time together at both Carberry and Delta Beach giving them the opportunity to spend more time with friends and family. Peter was heavily involved in the community. He worked with the Boy Scouts, taught Sunday School, coached minor league hockey, was a volunteer fireman and volunteered at the Children’s Aid Camp. Peter was involved with the formation of the Spruce Woods Provincial Park, the Carberry Ball Park, the Seton Centre and the Junior Rifle Club. He was a Carberry District School Board Secretary-Treasurer. Peter was a member of the Legion, Elks, Fair Board, Game & Fish and Odd Fellows. In 1946 he received the Bronze Cross for heroism. In 2006 Peter received a Life Time Achievement award from the Carberry Chamber of Commerce. Peter was a caring person who enjoyed getting to know everyone he met. He accepted all for who they were and became part of many people’s lives. He loved to talk but always had a message. His stories, jokes, role as the community Santa Claus and his special “lollipop tree” for the children brought many smiles to young and old. His ability to share and appreciate nature with others was passed along to all his family and many friends. His daily morning routine started with filling the bird feeders, caring for the stray cats and enjoying the garden with Gene, marveling at the “Wonderful World”. Peter is survived by his wife Gene, four children and spouses, and seven grandchildren. Beverly/Scott Hamilton (Katherine, Chris, Alanna), Barb/John Ochitwa (Tyson, Tanner), Bruce/Rhonda Kramarchuk (Dylan, Spenser), and Brenda Kramarchuk/Rob Nelson. All of whom adored Peter / Dad / Grandpa. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21, at 2 pm at the St. Agnes Anglican Church in Carberry. A private family internment will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the Crohn’s & Colitis Society or to the Carberry and Area Community Foundation. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
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