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NEUFELD: The death of Katie Neufeld, age 85, beloved wife of George, occurred on December 3, 2012 at Boissevain Health Centre. Funeral service will take place at Whitewater Mennonite Church, Boissevain, Manitoba on Friday December 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in Katie's memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee; 134 Plaza Drive Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
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Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
RABE: Doris Janet Rabe, beloved mother of Ron and Debbie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the age of 82 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson of Trinity United Church officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will take place at the Central United Church Auditorium immediately following the memorial service. Interment will then follow at the Alexander Cemetery. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DEMAS: It is with sadness that the family of Ben Demas, age 62, of Brandon, beloved husband of Cathy and father of Mary, announce that his death occurred on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.--
MELNICK: Pearl Bernice (née Badowicz). On Friday, November 30th, 2012, Pearl slipped silently from earth, to the waiting arms of God. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings and husband, Steve. Pearl was born on May 17th, 1921 in Griswold, Manitoba to Michael and Bernice Badowicz, the eldest of four children, Helen, Verna and John. Growing up in a trilingual home, Pearl very easily conversed in Polish, Ukrainian and English. In her early years, Pearl proved to be an avid student attending Hillsdale and Griswold schools, and even won a scholarship in Grade 11. Upon graduation, she moved to Brandon and began working in the Olympia Cafe where she met Stephen, the love of her life. They married on September 8th, 1942 and had 51 wonderful years together. When the children arrived, she became a "stay at home Mom". In 1954. she returned to work, first at Picardy's Bakery, then Kresge's and finally the Co-op until her retirement. In a recent conversation with Mom, some things she had enjoyed were: driving, knitting, embroidery, gardening, church picnics, polka music and keeping up with news. Mom treasured her family, neighbours and friends. Pearl is survived by her children, Jeanette (Wallace) Robertson, their children, Adrian (Coralee) and James; Stephen (Ed) Melnick, wife Adeline and their children, Charissa VanDorp (Jeff Hadeth) and Loriena Melnick. Also by four great grandchildren, Stephen VanDorp, Seraphine VanDorp, Mikayla Melnick and Bryce Melnick. The family would like to thank Selkirk General, and especially Tudor House staff for their loving, compassionate care. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon on Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Kevin Smith of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church officiating. Viewing will take place prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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ROURKE: The death of Agnes Ida Rourke, of Winnipeg, formerly of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Oliver (Sam) Granville Rourke, occurred ThursdayNovember 29, 2012. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
FOOTE: The death of William (Bill) Arthur Foote, age 80, beloved husband of Pat occurred on December 2, 2012 at Bayside Personal Care Home Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will take place at Killarney United Church on Thursday December 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; Unit 4B 9th St. Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or to a charity of own choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home, 204-523-7791
ERICKSON: Margaret Elizabeth Erickson (Betty), June 14, 1932 - November 28, 2012. It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Betty, our mother, grandmother, wife and friend. Betty was surrounded by her family when she passed away suddenly on Wednesday. She was predeceased by her mother Margaret, her father Donald, her two brothers Robert and Jordie and her sisters Mary Ann and Emily. Betty is survived by her sons Donald (Angela), Earl, her ex-husband Orville Erickson and close friend Bob McLeod. Betty is also survived by grandchildren Mathew and Brittany. Betty brought love and laughter into each and every life she touched. Her infectious laugh and wry sense of humour will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank the emergency staff and the intensive care unit at the Trinity Hospital in Minot for their dedicated and dignified care of mom. A Memorial Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, December 3, 2012 with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
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COOPER: Surrounded with love, Judith Diane Cooper (nee Waller), age 68, beloved wife of Larry, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon. Left to mourn her passing are her husband of 26 years, Larry Cooper; daughters Elizabeth Jane Collins of San Jose, California and Melinda Rose (John) of Banff, Alberta; granddaughters Emma Paine and Wynne Powell; grandson Jesse Johnston; step grandchildren Heather and Brad Rose; sister Wendy Dickie; brother-in-law Ken Hardy as well as nephews Trevor and Ian Dickie and Scott Hardy. Judy was predeceased by her parents Jack Harland Waller (September 12, 2002), Marjorie Lenora Waller (March 21, 2008) and sister Jacqueline Anne Hardy (June 5, 2003). In celebration of Judith’s life, a service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Joe Ball will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Judith may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society – Brandon and District Chapter, Unit 5B – 457 9th Street, Brandon MB R7A 1K2 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
COMTE: Maurice Henri Joseph Comte. Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Saturday, December 1, 2012, Maurice Comte of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba passed away at the age of 57 years. He leaves to mourn his passing one sister Léa (Denis) Badiou; three brothers, Denis (Jocelyn), Norbert (Lynn) and Pierre; 10 nieces and nephews: Julie, Janelle (Trent), Nicole (Brian), Eric (Brittany), Natalie (Erik), Patrick (Shannon), Kevin (Carling), Joanne (Noi), Melisa (Daniel) and Stephan; four great nieces and nephew: Sophie, Charlotte, Eleanore and Isaac. Maurice also leaves to mourn numerous uncles and aunts, relatives and friends. Maurice was predeceased by his parents Auguste Comte and Suzanne (née Gaultier). Prayers will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Recitation of the Rosary at 1:30, Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. followed by interment in the Parish Cemetery with Father Léon Mubikayi officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Notre Dame Health Foundation (Hospital Project) or to Mountain Industries. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
CLEMIS: Shirley Mary Isabel Clemis (nee Ramsay), beloved wife of the late Ralph Clemis, formerly of Belmont MB passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Thursday November 29, 2012 at the age of 82 years. Shirley leaves to mourn her passing her son Andy (Amanda) Clemis of Cypress River MB, daughter Teresa (Jim) Fox of Mississauga ON, grandchildren Stephanie, Ian, Ayla, Quinn & Keegan; brothers Wilfred (Dorothy) and LeRoy (Mabel) Ramsay, and sisters-in-law Pauline Clemis and Violet Hamilton. Shirley was predeceased by her parents John & Mabel (nee Hill) Ramsey, brothers & sisters - in-law George, Alex and Milton Clemis, Stewart Hamilton and Minnie (George) Evans and Mother & Father-in-law Fred & Violet Clemis. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Friday December 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Following the interment, a reception will be held in the Glenboro C.E. Building. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Belmont MB R0K 0C0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements, 1-204-827-2480.
LACHARITE: Kathleen (Kay) Mary (nee Oertel). Kay passed away peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 22, 2012. She was born May 10, 1931 in Russell, Manitoba to Mary and Albert Oertel. Kay moved to Brandon in her early years and worked at Barney’s Restaurant, Commodore Bakery and for several years at McKenzie Seeds. It was at Barney’s that she met her loving husband Leo, whom she married February l5, 1963. Kay enjoyed her weekly bingo games as well as gardening and baking for her family. Kay was predeceased by her parents Mary and Albert, her brothers Wayne and Orville Oertel, her sister Evelyn Northam and her son Luverne (Chick) Glaseman. She is survived by her children and grandchildren Darwin (Karen) Glaseman, Tracey and Cori, Pat Hadley, Todd, Tobi and Bobbi, Dale (Janet) Glaseman, Jodi, Marc and Kristopher, Noni (Oscar) Collette, Brandi and Tyler, Corky (Darcie) Glaseman, Dustin and Amanda, Barb (Art) LaFleche, Danielle and Nikki, Grandsons Murray and Terry Glaseman. She is also survived by her brothers Warren (Greg) Taylor, Jerry (Norma) Oertel, Larry Oertel, Ken (Evelyn) Oertel, Rae (Carmen) Oertel and sisters Shirley Wotton (Merv Wear) and Florence (Matt) Hrabarchuk. Brothers/ sisters-in-law Irene Birin, Alvin (Marlene) Lacharite and Rita Robertson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. As per Kay’s request, cremation has taken place. She was laid to rest at a private family service in Stonewall, MB on November 30, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Lung Association or Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to say a special thank you to staff in ICU at Seven Oaks Hospital for their exceptional care of Mom. Words of condolences can be sent to MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall, MB 204-467-2525,
Mothers never really die,They just keep house up in the sky.They polish the sun by dayAnd light the starsthat shine at night,Keep the moonbeams silvery brightand in the heavenly home above, They wait to welcome those they love.
KOROSCIL: Dan Koroscil of Shoal Lake passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 50 years. Dan is survived by his wife Paulette, parents Nick & Helen Koroscil of Shoal Lake, brothers: Doug (Debbie) Koroscil of Shoal Lake, Ted (Janelle) Koroscil of Beulah, sister Connie (Brian) Kay of Shoal Lake, parents- in-law John & Lorraine Muzylowski of Shoal Lake, brothers -in-law: Wayne (Candyce) Muzylowski of Lloydminster, AB, Glen Muzylowski of Vauxhall, AB, sisters-in-law: Brenda Muzylowski of Edmonton, AB, Ellen & Kevin McLaughlin of Vauxhall, AB. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Shoal Lake Community Hall with Fr. Michel Nault officiating. Interment will follow in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Municipality of Shoal Lake (Shoal Lake Fire Dept. Fund).
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of arrangements.
ISHENBERG: The Life of Marion Hannah (Simpson) Ishenberg. Marion was born on Sept 25, 1921 in her family farm house in Brookdale, Manitoba. She was the third child of Hector Lamont Simpson and Lena Jane (Walker) Simpson. Marion’s sister Eleanor was the first born in 1916. Francis came next in 1919, Dorothy in 1927, and last, but not least Charlie in 1930. Marion spent her entire childhood and school-age years in Brookdale. She was pre- deceased by her husband Harold, her father and her mother and her brother Francis and his wife Thelma. She was also predeceased by her sister-in-law Ida (Ishenberg) Sumner, brother-in-laws, John Sumner, Frans Swanson and Walter Yonda. She is survived by her sister Eleanor, her sister Dorothy and her husband Stanley Cook, her brother Charlie and his wife Ruby, and her other favourite sister-in-law Mildred (Ishenberg) Yonda. She is survived by her four children, her eight grandchildren and her seven great grandchildren. In 1940 Marion attended Normal School in Brandon, Manitoba and completed her teacher's training in 1941. Soon after, she began teaching at two different country schools, Lornedale and Glendale. Two of her favourite students were Roy McGillivray and Don Montgomery. Marion married Harold Ishenberg, January 26, 1944. She was obligated to resign from teaching once she was married. She finished the school year and then began her life as a farmer's wife. Marion had four children. Brian Harold arrived November 24, 1947, Julie Ann, October 20, 1949, Linda Jane, June 26, 1952 and Moira Leigh, March 25, 1960. They all lived on the farm in the Mentmore District, affectionately known as "Rocking Achers", which was named from the fact that all the rocks made your back ache! In 1959, Harold won a very special agricultural honour, the Nuffield Scholarship, a six month agriculture exchange in England and Scotland. He left in January, leaving Mom to manage the farm, the spring seeding, and three children, until she met up with him in London in July. They toured England, Scotland, France and Switzerland and made many lasting friendships. They often stayed at the Moira Hotel. In 1962, Harold and Marion built a new home on the outskirts of Neepawa and the family got to experience ‘town life’. Marion also resumed her teaching career at this time working as a substitute teacher. Marion was involved in many activities over the years. The Mentmore curling and skating rink was where the family spent many winter hours, and she continued to "bonspiel" even after the move to Neepawa. Summer time found Harold and Marion at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club. Dad was pleased to have a golf pro as a son in law when Moira married Shawn. Other past times included square dancing, Sweet Adelines, the W.I., Hospital Auxiliary, and the Neepawa United Church choir. Marion helped in starting the new Drop-In Center, she was on the Museum board when it was formed, and was involved in the Rotary Club though Inner Wheel. Following the death of her husband on July 1, 1988, Marion moved into an apartment in Neepawa. Pascal, Marion, and Claire Elissalde, Lindsay and Britt Hainstock and Keely, Britton, and Gabrielle Woods all have fond and special memories of their time together with Grandma. In December 2009, Marion moved to Country Meadows. It was almost like moving home, as she and Harold had once owned the property where the care home is built. Marion died of heart failure in the Neepawa Hospital on November 6, 2012. Those who wish may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Marion’s memory.Dear Mom, We are all grateful for having you in our lives. We are thankful for your unconditional love, no matter which path our lives were on. In difficult times you accepted us and loved us even more. We all have our own memories of the times we spent together. The legacy of your strength, your courage, your zest for life, your kindness to all, and your ability to show your love will live on through all of us. We all felt like we were the pride and joy of your life.
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HURD: It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Mildred Bernice Hurd on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the age of 84. Bernice was born in Regina in 1928 to Pearl and Roy McLachlan. She moved to Winnipeg at an early age then came to Brandon in 1944 to work in her father’s accounting firm. After her marriage she was a devoted wife and mother. She loved watching her children grow up and was so proud of their accomplishments. Bernice worked for several years when the children were grown up and after retiring loved to bowl and play golf. Painting, knitting, calligraphy, crafts, and tending to her garden filled her days. Her children fondly remember her renowned baking talents, especially lemon meringue pie, matrimonial cake, chocolate fudge and above all the coffee cookies. There were many children in the neighborhood who were caught with their “fingers in the cookie jar” at the Hurd household. Bernice loved to visit her children whether it was touring the Rockies with her daughter Linda or roasting hot dogs and marshmallows with her son Ray and her grandchildren at Lake Wellman in the Duck Mountains. She also made a few memorable trips to Collingwood, Ontario to visit her brother Jack. Bernice will be lovingly remembered by Lorne, her husband for 67 years, her daughter Linda Kollinger (Wayne) of Calgary, son Ray (Patsy), Brandon, sister Vivian Hamilton (Dean) Brandon, brother Jack of Collingwood, Ontario, special niece Pat McKinnon (Frank) of Winnipeg, granddaughters Dr. Carmen Hurd (Bret) and Carey Whelpton (Jeff) of Winnipeg and great-granddaughters Anna and Natalie Whelpton. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Pearl, her brothers Harold and Gordon, sisters Gwen Pratt, Ruth Shearer and Gladys Woods. At Bernice’s request a private burial and a family celebration of her life will take place in the near future. Arrangements by Memories Chapel of Brandon. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Fairview Home for all their love, care and support over the past three years - You are all angels.
HOLDER: Gertrude Irene Holder of Brandon, beloved wife of the late J. Walter Holder and dear mother of Douglas (Aldyth) and Eleanor McCallum (Richard) and grandmother of Scott, Carolyn, Shelly, Mark, Katherine and Jennifer. Gertrude was also a loving great grandmother of eight. Gertrude passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 with family by her side at the age of 94 years. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 361 Russell Street, on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David S. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish donations may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5H6.
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