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HOY: Lynda Ann Hoy (Young) June 5, 1942 - June 23, 2012, passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre (Palliative Care). Predeceased by mother and father Mervin and Elda Young at Greenway, MB. Survived by husband Tom Hoy; sons Raymond (Daina), Red Deer, AB, Kelly (Anna-Marie) Winnipeg, MB; granddaughters Taylor, Riley, and Morgan. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at a later time. No flowers, memorial donations may be made to BRHA Foundation (Murray House).
HOARE: Robert Hoare. Peacefully, at the Deer Lodge Center in Winnipeg, on June 23, 2012, after a lengthy illness. Bob was born on August 30th, 1923 in Calgary, Alberta where he resided until joining the R.C.A.F. in 1941, serving as a wireless operator until 1945. He then went on to obtain his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta. He was employed as a chemist with the Food and Drug Labs in Ottawa until 1954 and then attended the University of Manitoba where he completed his Ph.D in Biochemistry. In 1958 he began work as a clinical chemist for the province of Manitoba, assuming the position of Provincial Biochemist with MB Dept. of Health in 1959 in Brandon, later transferring to the Cadham Lab in Winnipeg from which he retired in 1983 after 25 yrs. of service. He also taught Biochemistry at Brandon University from 1960-1973. Bob was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists where he served two terms as National Secretary. Other interests included that of organist for St. Matthews Cathedral Brandon, and St. Andrew’s Anglican and St. Jude’s churches in Winnipeg, twenty-five years with Scouts Canada as Scouter, Rover Leader and Assistant Provincial Commissioner. He also enjoyed attending symphony and theatre and curled for many years. Bob loved spending time over the years at the family cottage at Salt Lake, Pelican Lake and most recently Lake Manitoba. In later years Bob was a Lay Reader at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and was an original member of St. Andrew’s Mens club. Bob married Mary Delamater in Oak River, Manitoba in September, 1951. Bob was predeceased by his parents Phoebe and Edwards, his sister Mary, brother Edward, sister in-law Ruth, sister in-law Laura Delamater and brother in-law John Wood. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Tricia, son Ted (Susan Jewell), grandchildren Ricki- Lee and Brett, sister in-law Iva Wood and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care provided by the staff at Grace Hospital and the Deer Lodge Center during his illness. A private family service will be held in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg with burial of cremated remains in St. Andrew’s Memorial Rose Garden. Flowers and donations are gratefully declined. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, (204) 949-2200.
BRIDGEMAN: J. Earl Bridgeman of Brandon, beloved husband of Evelyn and dear father of Darcie (Corky) Glaseman and Michelle Huskilson, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GARDNER: Wilson R. Gardner of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the age of 95 years. Wilson is lovingly remembered by his family, Jim and Sharron French, Lorna and Max Lane, Barb and Larry Gabrielle, Wendy and Rob Wallace, Keith and Tannis Gardner and his brother Earl. Funeral Services will be held from Lenore Church, Lenore, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012 with Susan Griffith officiating. Interment will be in Breadalbane Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Salt Lake Committee or Breadalbane Church in memory of Wilson.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
STRANK: Barry Wayne, July 29, 1947 - June 10, 2012. “The power of a man’s virtue should be measured not by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing.” A loving husband, father, papa and friend. Barry is survived by his wife Paula, sister Margaret, son Aaron (Ellen), daughters Keely and Meghan (Stephen) and his seven grandchildren: Paige, Reese, Kaelyn, Maya, Colton, Michele and Cailey. The family would like to thank staff in the C.I.C.U. at Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, for their care and support.
SPEERS: Leila Frances (nee Fenwick) passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Souris Personal Care Home. Leila was born March 8, 1925 in Unity Saskatchewan, the daughter of the late Wilbert and Emma (Smith) Fenwick. She was raised in the Riverview district near Souris, MB and attended Riverview School and Souris Collegiate. After completing high school, Leila was employed by various banks for the next several years. She also held positions at Doig’s, Ted Good Music, and Frank Lawson & Son. Leila married Thomas Speers on August 16, 1951 and they lived in Brandon until 1968, when Tom was transferred to Winnipeg. In 1970 they moved to Duncan B.C. where they purchased a small business. In June of 1973 they moved to Victoria, B.C where Leila worked part time for the Cee Pee Credit Union. In 1985 Tom & Leila retired to Nanaimo, B.C. In 1995 they purchased a condo in Brandon so that they could be closer to family. Tom passed away suddenly in October 1998 and in December of 2000 Leila purchased a condo in Souris. With declining health, she moved to Victoria Park Lodge in 2006 and Souris Personal Care Home in 2009. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years Tom, her only brother Noble and her parents Web & Emma. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ileen Fenwick, nephews Don (Donna) & Doug (Helen) and families, her brother-in-law and sister-in law David and Olive Speers, nephew Gerald (Glenda) and family. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, May 30th with Rev. Wendy Rankin officiating. Arrangements were with Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home in Souris. In memory of Leila, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
SHEWCHUK: Pearl Shewchuk (nee Lugowy) October 15, 1917 - June 4, 2012. With sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Pearl Shewchuk beloved mother, grandmother, and great -grandmother at the Sandy Lake Care Home at the age of 94 years. Pearl was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 15, 1917. In June of 1918, the Lugowy family moved to the Ozerna district to begin farming. Pearl grew up on the family farm with her brothers and sisters and attended Jack Fish Lake School. She was a very good student and enjoyed learning her entire life. However, as was the custom at the time, she left home at an early age to seek employment. On June 10, 1944, Pearl married Michael W. Shewchuk and together they farmed in the Ozerna district. They raised two children: Wesley Michael and Beverley Marie. Michael and Pearl were lifetime members of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ozerna. In the fall of 1977, Pearl moved to Sandy Lake where she continued to live in her home until her move to the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home in the spring of 2009. Pearl will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children Wesley (Liz) Shewchuk and Beverley (Dennis) Duncan, grandchildren Aaron Duncan, Darren (Tania) Shewchuk, Jody-Lynn (Kevin) Boyd, Derek (Megan) Shewchuk and great grandchildren Devin and Kaydence Shewchuk, Jade and Jacob Shewchuk and Sara-Lynn Pearl Boyd. Pearl will be remembered by her sister Olive Clark of Ancaster, Ontario and sister-in-law Helen Lugowy of Hamilton, Ontario. She also leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews. Pearl will be fondly remembered by her friends and staff at the Personal Care Home along with her many friends in the Ozerna and Sandy Lake area. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Michael in August of 1972, parents Michael and Palahna Lugowy, sisters: Anne Shewchuk and Mary Mochnacz, brothers: Peter and Andrew Lugowy and brothers-in-law: Steve Shewchuk, Philip Mochnacz and James Clark. Mom’s focus in life has always been her family. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and their spouses. She was always interested in their accomplishments and was one of their greatest supporters. Weddings, graduations, birthdays and the holiday seasons were always special to her. Anniversaries and birthdays were never forgotten and we could always look forward to that “special” card in the mail. Mom loved to bake and it gave her great pleasure to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren enjoy Baba’s home-made buns and perogies. Another of Mom’s passions was gardening, where she spent countless hours tending to her flowers and vegetables. She took great joy in sharing the fruits of her labour with her family and friends. Mom was a devout Catholic and member of the Sandy Lake Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League. She relied on her faith throughout her life and her faith provided her with great strength and comfort during her final days. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ozerna. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Prayers were said at the church Tuesday evening. Rev. Emil Kardasinec officiated. Pallbearers were Darren Shewchuk, Derek Shewchuk, Kevin Boyd, Aaron Duncan, Tom Mochnacz and Peter Solonyczny. Crossbearer was Devin Shewchuk. If friends so desire donations may be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ozerna, the Palliative Care at the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Mom’s many friends and neighbours from the Ozerna and Sandy Lake district for the friendship and acts of kindness over the years. They would also like to acknowledge the staff at the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home for their wonderful care and compassion. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson were in care of the arrangements.
Your memory is a keepsakeWith which we will never partGod has you in his keepingWe have you in our hearts.Your life was full of loving deedsForever thoughtful of all our needsToday and tomorrow our whole life throughWe will always love and cherish you.
SHERRIS: Marley. The beloved only son of Stuart and Ella Sherris, left the bonds of earth, on June 13, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon. He is survived by many cousins and friends, both locally and elsewhere. Marley was born in Winnipeg and lived all his life in the Minnedosa district, attending school at Moore Park, Minnedosa and Brandon University. He spent some time in Oshawa, Ontario, working for Eaton’s, an experience he enjoyed very much. He returned home to help his father on the farm. For several years, Marley assisted Joyce Stevenson at her Valley Royal Travel Agency. His travel agent status enabled him to enjoy the perks of visits to London, England, The Jersey Isle, Barbados, Hawaii and California, as well as British Columbia and Alberta. He always wanted to visit these places “one more time.” His interest in local history saw him on the committee for the building of the Moore Park Cemetery Cairn, visitor’s bookstand and ornamental iron gate. He was an avid reader of current events both local and international. He loved to write and receive letters from faraway friends and family and continued to do so until illness prevented. Marley was very fond of music and had an extensive collection of records, tapes and CD’S, many of which were later donated to the Minnedosa District Library. Marley was at his best entertaining his friends at home, or his cottage, often trying out new recipes on them, received from his Aunt Marion Cushing in Santa Monica, CA. His friends will always remember him as an excellent cook and host. Cremation has taken place and his ashes were interred with his Noble grandparents on June 20, 2012 at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Joe Ball from the Assiniboine Centre officiating. Donations in Marley’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice if you desire.
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RATTIE: Margaret L. Rattie, age 85, beloved wife of the late Wilbert Rattie, passed away at Tri-Lake Health Centre Killarney, Manitoba on June 20, 2012. A funeral service in her memory will be held on Monday June 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cartwright Centennial Hall Cartwright, Manitoba. A private interment will follow at Cartwright Cemetery. Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Cartwright United Church or to the Cartwright & Area Foundation, Box 396, Cartwright, MB, R0K 0L0.
Graham's Funeral Service Ltd. (204)825-2848
KIRK: Sadly, after a long fight with cancer, Donald “Butch” Kirk of Hamiota, MB. passed away at his home on May 22, 2012 at the age of 64. Butch was born on June 15, 1947 in Hamiota to parents D.J. & Pat Kirk. After completing school, he worked at Royalite/Gulf as the fuel truck driver for many years. In 1968, he married Audrey Waddell of Cardale & they raised their family of 3 on their farm. Over the years Butch was a volunteer ambulance driver, worked at Crop Insurance and earned his Private Pilot’s license & began flying small aircraft. In 1989 he became the Grader Operator for the R.M. of Hamiota & was still employed there at the time of his death. For many years Butch enjoyed his summers at the family cottage at Burlington Beach at Shoal Lake. Having fun with the family and friends around one of his huge campfires completed his day. In March 2009, Butch was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. He faced his disease with determination and a quiet dignity never complaining. Even after his chemo treatments, he would be back to work the same day. The cancer never slowed him down! He never allowed it to become a huge part of his life and most days we were able to forget it even existed. The strength, courage & positive attitude he consistently displayed in his 3 year long battle with cancer will be an inspiration forever for those close to him. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, sons Jim of Brandon, Ken (Sharla) of Hamiota and daughter Amanda (Mark) Knight of Hamiota as well as grandchildren Brenna, Tara, Destin & Teagan. Also surviving him is his brother Les (Helen & her family); mother-in-law Marguerite Waddell of Calgary; sisters-in-laws Donna Gordon of Winnipeg & Patricia Cameron of Surrey & their families; cousins, aunts & uncles. He was predeceased by his parents Pat (2005) & D.J.(2007) Kirk. A celebration of Butch’s life was held May 28 in the Hamiota Sports Complex with Rev. Rachel officiating. In a private service, Butch was laid to rest on his 65th birthday, June 15, in the Hamiota Cemetary. Campbell’s Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements.
NOWELL: On Thursday, June 14, 2012 Clair Allan Nowell of Brandon passed away at his residence at the age of 72 years. Born at Plumas, MB on October 31, 1939, he operated a long distance semi transport for a number of years. Clair is survived by his siblings Donna, Craig, Linda and Gail. No formal funeral service will be held.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MITCHELL: James Brown (July 30, 1938 - December 9, 2011). Jim Mitchell, beloved husband of Carol of 52 years and dear father of Jim (Roni) and Don (Alma) passed away peacefully at his home in St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba on December 9, 2011 at the age of 73. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Brookdale United Church, Brookdale, Manitoba on June 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Brookdale Cemetery.
KING: Robert King. It is with great sadness that we share the announcement of the sudden passing of our co-worker and friend Robert King on June 15, 2012 at the age of 53. Bob, as he was known by all of his co-workers and friends, will be remembered for his superb work ethic and dependability. He was always the first to arrive bright and early each morning and could be counted on by all who knew him to lend a hand with anything they needed. His unique sense of humor will be missed.
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FARLEY: Donna Mae - June 4, 1945- December 25, 2011 Earle Laverne - Feb. 2, 1918 - March 2, 2012. In memory of Donna and Earle, a Memorial Service/Interment will be held at Madford Cemetery, Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Lunch to follow at Douglas Community Hall.
HEPINSTALL: Jean Hepinstall (née Mackie) passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the age of 97 years. Jean was born in Brandon on November 22, 1914, the eldest of three children born to David and Sarah Mackie. She was educated in Brandon and lived her adult life being very involved in First Presbyterian Church. Her passion was singing and she was an active member and soloist in the church choir, soloist for the Christian Science Church, and president of the Heather Club for five terms. It was through the Presbyterian Church that Jean met Albert Hepinstall and they were married in November 1958. They lived a quiet life in Brandon, with summer weekends spent at Sandy Lake. A “laker” Jean was not, but she was a wonderful cook, and although “Hep” did not have his wife by his side while he fished, he did eat well when got back to shore. Following Hep’s passing in 1986, Jean continued to reside in Scotia Towers until 2002, when difficulty walking made it necessary to move to Fairview Home. Jean was predeceased by both parents in 1966, her brother David “Jock” Mackie in 2007 and Jock’s daughter Wendy Pacholok, also in 2007. Jean is survived by her stepson, A.J. (Bert) Hepinstall (Evelyn) and their daughters Vicki and Nancy, and Nancy’s son, Gabriel Long, all of Nanaimo, BC. Also surviving is Jean’s younger brother, Donald Mackie, and his son, Guy (Beverly) and their daughters Jessica and Jolene, all of Kelowna, BC. Don’s wife, Joan, passed away in 1994. Surviving members of Jock’s family include his wife, Margaret, daughters Susan Tait (Bob) and their daughters Jill and Erin, Lynne Mackie and Wendy’s husband, Richard Pacholok and children Jessica Harms (Kenton and Elysia,) Kate and Danny, all of Brandon. Lists of surviving relatives can be long, but when a move is made to a personal care home, a new family comes in to play… and so it was at Fairview Home 3rd floor. To Jennifer, Miriam, Florence, “doctor” Craig and D.J. (Jean’s bingo buddy,) we say thank you to them, and to all the staff who helped Jean through these past ten years. And finally, we thank the young lady Jean looked for everyday, whether she was working or not…Meredith. The funeral service was held on Monday, June 18 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. Interment was in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to a charity of choice.
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