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ADAMSKI: Joyce Adamski of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Michael J. Adamski, passed away peacefully with her children by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Mom was born in Hemsworth, nr. Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England on June 14, 1931. She was the second of five girls born to Edith and Frank Miles. Mom was predeceased by her oldest sister Molly in October, 2011 and her sister Irene in December, 2009 and is survived by her sister Jackie Jarvin (Brandon) and Greta Miles (Calgary). Mom and her four sisters had to grow up quite fast at a very young age as they lost their mother in May, 1941 two weeks shy of our moms 10th birthday. Moms father passed away in December, 1980. Mom will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her son Michael (Shannan) and grandchildren Jordan and Aisha; daughter Michelle Kukurudz (Ken) and grandchildren Scott, Cory, Kali and Joshua; daughter Jennifer Badgley (Norm) and grandson Samuel; son Mark (Jerri) and grandchildren Micaela, Tessa and Jack. Prayers were held for mom at the Brockie Donovan Chapel in Brandon on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and a celebration honouring moms life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Kevin Smith of St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Growing up for mom in England during the 1940s with one parent was difficult enough but it was even more strained as England and the rest of Europe was engulfed in the Second World War. Mom often recounted with us the many times she and her sisters huddled under their beds as air raid sirens echoed and the flash and thunder of bombs could be heard in the distance. While living in England, moms family attended church on a regular basis at St. Helens Anglican Church where mom proudly sang in the church choir, an art she thoroughly enjoyed throughout her entire life.Mom and her family emigrated to Canada in 1948 aboard the RMS Aquitania arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 25. Mom had already completed her high school education in England prior to moving to Canada and once here, entered into nurses training at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. She worked there and also at the Brandon Sanitorium later renamed the Assiniboine Centre where tuberculosis was being treated. Mom would work many long hours alongside Dr. Povah and specialized in the care of sick children sent to Brandon from the northern communities of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Mom and Dad married on October 25, 1958 ten years to the day mom had arrived in Canada. They would be the first couple to be married in the brand new St. Hedwigs Roman Catholic Church and proudly raised four children. Along with the many responsibilities associated with raising a family, mom often found the energy to devote time to her love of music and singing. Mom joined the Mental Hospital Ladies choir and also sang with the choir at St. Hedwigs. A lot of activities around our home were often filled with the sound of moms singing voice. Mom and dad were married for fifty years and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in October 2008. Unfortunately, five weeks later Dad would pass away on December 1, 2008. Mom managed on her own for two more years and then made the very difficult decision to part with the family home and take up residence at the Victoria Landing. It was here that mom reacquainted herself with many old friends and also met and made many new ones. Mom will always be remembered for her love of life, her unconditional love and devotion to her family and the level of fondness she bestowed upon her kids and grandkids. Throughout her entire life family was most important to her. She was an amazingly giving person never wanting much for herself but instead putting the needs of others first and foremost. Mom worked incredibly hard for everything she had and always taught us to appreciate the small things that life provided. We know that God has a place where mom can now sing to her hearts content. Heaven is her kitchen now and there she will have the opportunity to once again ensure Dad is looked after with all of her great meals and baking delights. With the difficult times mom faced these past few years with her health, we are all comforted to know she is in a better place now and is finally at peace. We are sure she is happy there, because in heaven there is peace. Mom we know we will see each other again. In the meantime, continue to guide us as we live our lives, watch over us, your four children and our families you loved so dearly. You will always be remembered mom each time we enjoy a cup of tea and youll continue to always hold a warm place in our hearts for as long as we live. Farewell Mom, we love you. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of our mom may be made to a charity of your choice.
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LINTICK: Cameron Roderick Lintick passed away September 6, 2012 in the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack, BC. He had been a resident for only one week following three months of dedicated care in his home by his son Dale and daughter-in-law Shirley of Brandon, Manitoba. Cameron was born on November 9th, 1930 in Edmonton, Alberta but grew up in Dauphin, where he received his education. He worked at various jobs; in Andy Newtons Meat Shop, at the Dauphin Herald and at Acklands. He married Shirley Meakin in November 1949, and in 1951, they moved to Port Colborne, Ontario, where he was employed by Imperial Oil. When they returned to Manitoba in 1959 he worked for Canadian Steel Tank and Metals Industries. Shirley passed away in March 1975. He moved in 1977 to Chilliwack, BC where he met his partner of 24 years, Vera Smith. Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Vera predeceased him in 2001. Cameron will be sadly missed by Dale & Shirley; his sister Donna and her husband Raymond Winters of Dauphin, as well as many nieces and nephews. Cam had many good friends in Dauphin, Brandon and Chilliwack and will be missed by all who knew him. Also left to mourn is his special friend and companion Marge Bothwick and her daughter Sharon Stelmaschuk of Chilliwack. He was predeceased by his parents Leslie and Susan Lintick and brothers Murray and Edwin. A graveside service was held November 12, 2012 in Dauphin where he was placed in the family plot.
NANTEL: Lee George Joseph Nantel 1942-2012. Eulogy for Lee Nantel, given by Mr. Brent White on November 19, 2012 in Brandon, Manitoba. It is my honour today to say good words about Lee Nantel. Lee was born in Schumacher, Ontario on October 17, 1942. For those of you a bit weak on your Canadian Geography- as I was until yesterday Schumacher is very close to Timmins - so close that some say it is now a part of Timmins. Some prominent native sons and daughters are Frank Mahavalich - former NHLer and now a Canadian senator, and Shania Twain. And, of course Lee Nantel. Schumacher is also very close to Iroquois Falls, and the principle activity in all of these communities is mining- hard rock mining- mining for gold. In 1942, there was a war on and times were hard. Lee was part of a family with two sisters who survive Lee: Jeaninne Nantel and Gaetanne Orsztynowicz. Lee grew up fluently bilingual in this hard working, hard living, hard drinking and hard rock mining town. Lee took particular joy in taunting his sisters and this left little time for sports. Besides, Lee's family had to make do with very little as was the case for most of the families of that day. At the rustic cabin near Timmins there were many fond memories- and Lee knew the two essential elements for R&R- enough firewood and enough beer. Lee never took a chance of running out on either.Lee had hard rock mining in his blood, and in his early 20's he started a series of moves that followed jobs in various mines in communities such as Thompson and Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, Pickle Lake in Northwestern Ontario and Sparwood, British Columbia. Lee lived his life with bi-polar illness and each of these moves presented a new start and an answer he hoped for life's challenges. Mining is a difficult and dangerous occupation and Lee was injured on the job- at one point requiring a lengthy period in hospital. He fought his way back and was able to pass the physical to get back to the job. He also managed to earn several suspensions for not using required personal protective equipment like masks and such, and all of this contributed to health challenges later in life. In 1978, something pretty important happened for Lee that would change his life for the better. He met Debbie Wright by chance, through his sister who was living in Brandon at the time, and attended a ceramics class with Debbie. For all of us that knew Lee, there is something quite significant that it was "ceramics" and his sister that brought them together. In 1982, they became a team (Debbie's term) and moved to follow mining jobs in some of the communities I have mentioned including that exciting metropolis of Pickle Lake, Ontario. Given the difficulty of the mining jobs it isn't uncommon for miners to retire early, Lee and Debbie decided to give that up and in 1984 they moved back to Brandon to be closer to Debbie's family. In 1993, Debbie and Lee were married. I am not sure who was the driving force on that decision, but I do know that Lee knew that Debbie was the force that kept his life on track in so many ways. As we know, there isn't much mining in Brandon and Lee tried a number of different jobs in Brandon, but as a miner at heart he found the transition a challenge. I remember seeing Lee working at Brandon's snooker hall- now the Seventh Street Health Access Centre- chomping a cheap and unlit cigar and keeping all of the unruly patrons in line with just a look and the occasional growl. But, behind the gruff exterior was a truly large heart. Lee started his last career in 1995 to work as a Mental Health Proctor. Some would say there is very little in mining that prepares one for working in this field- and they would be right. But, Lee had a great deal of hard-earned experience living with his own bi-polar illness- and that included experience with what could work and certainly what didn't work. Lee was very excited in his new role and quickly went out and purchased a van- just in case he needed to give rides to larger numbers of people. It didn't really matter that he didn't need the van because Lee loved to purchase vehicles- and not just any vehicle would do. There were cars and trucks with style and substance- and I remember a chain of them. His most recent purchase was his beloved Monte Carlo. Debbie told me last week that he went out with a practical list of what he needed for a vehicle- good gas mileage, four doors and such, and with an $8,000 budget... and he came home with a $12,000 two door pace car from the Nascar racing circuit. Classic Lee. Lee was very pleased to work as a Proctor for 15 years and received a long service clock a few years back- a point of considerable pride. He loved the fact that he this was a new and very different role and that he could help others. Some thought that Lee would not last at this job, but he loved it and carried it on to his very last day. He was always appreciative of the support and guidance of the various Mental Health workers, the chance to work with different clients who he valued as friends, and help from Debbie completing the paperwork. Over the course of the last few months, I have been meeting with Lee at Tim Horton's (Lee's choice) to talk about his retirement. In addition to Debbie's upcoming retirement, Lee's health over the last year - well decade for that matter, has been difficult. I remember a very long night in 2003 with Debbie and Lee in hospital and it looking rather grim. Lee was not expected to make the night, but Lee rallied with the support of many doctors and the ICU staff. Lee was able to make some of the needed lifestyle changes at that time, again with Debbie at his side, with equal parts loving encouragement and stern direction. Lee has been working less hours as a Proctor over the past few years, but he looked forward to his days each week at work. These days gave him a structure to the week and he was having a very hard time letting go. He enjoyed his last client's quiet ways and the many activities that they shared. Telling about Lee were his thoughts that when he retired he could provide transportation for seniors with health problems, and he wanted me to make sure his last client had someone else to take his place. Lee loved snooker, darts, fishing, campfires and barbecue. He had a special way to connect with some of the folks who had a hard time getting out there with others, and understood the value of a change of scenery, a "crop inspection" and an open fire. He loved to watch sportslive curling here in Brandon or on TV. He loved the Blue Jays and the Calgary Flames. He loved the remote- just ask Debbie. He also loved to surprise Debbie with his personal shopping skills. He phoned home one time and asked her to measure the top of a cabinet, and then shortly thereafter a 51 inch flat screen arrived in their home. Lee loved Canada. Throughout the years, Lee and Debbie have travelled to many parts of our country missing only the Maritimes. Lee thought Canada has so much to offer he couldn't understand why people went elsewhere- hence the Maple Leaf, a hockey player, the Rocky Mountains and the Ottawa Clock Tower on the program today. In our recent conversations, Lee was full of gratitude, and didn't utter a complaint- I think he saved those for Debbie. He recently turned 70 - he thought of all of these last years as bonus years and in spite of failing health and the NHL lock-out, he was so pleased to have the people and things in his life that made it meaningful. Lee loved Debbie. He so appreciated the stability and love that she brought to his life and credited her in our very last conversation with helping him make those 70 years. Lee passed away November 10, 2012 and leaves behind his sisters, an extended family with many nieces and nephews, friends and his wife Debbie. As per Lee's wishes and plans, interment will follow in Val Gagny, Ontario when he and Debbie will be joined together again in eternity. Lee will be missed, by all of us here today, and perhaps by more friends than he realized.
NEUFELD: The death of Frank Neufeld, age 88, beloved father of Jane, Marilyn and Leonard, occurred on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at his residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. Funeral Service will take place at Lakeview Community Church, 616 Lakeview Avenue, Killarney on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor John Klassen will officiate. Interment will follow at Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in Frank's memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
NORDQUIST: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Daniel Lloyd Patrick Nordquist.Danny passed away in Brandon, MB, on Monday, November 12th 2012, at the age of 52. Danny was born in Brandon on March 17th, 1960. He was raised in Brandon and always considered Brandon home. After quitting school at the age of 15, he worked as a painter. Danny continued painting for 37 years of his life and in that time accomplished a lot of great work in and around Brandon. Always taking pride in his work, though the job he was most proud of was the refurbishing of Clark Hall at Brandon University. Danny met hiswife Patty in 1979 and they married in June of 1981. On Father's Day of 1989, Danny and Patty had been blessed with their first child, a beautiful little girl, Jasmine. They then moved to Dauphin, MB and Danny worked as a plumber's helper for approximately 2 years. Upon receiving a job for Hay Decorating they moved back to Brandon. He was responsible for other workers and deadlines for all contracts. In 1992, Danny and Patty were blessed with their second daughter, Kelsey. Danny was a teacher in many ways with his children and others in his life, always wanting to help and make things easier for everyone. Practical jokes were played amongst co-workers, family and friends. If he could pull off a prank he would, doing anything to make anyone crack a smile was all he intended. In 2001, Danny and family moved back to Dauphin. Danny continued painting and other jobs that needed to be done. He would do his best at anything he tried whether he knew exactly what he was doing or not, he loved a challenge. No, was not an option to him, just do the job and he would. Danny was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 and enjoyed playing darts every Monday night with the Legion Dart Club. He always kept his hands busy with car and plane models,as well as, wood working. Danny is survived by his wife; Patricia Nordquist, daughters; Jasmine (Kris) and Kelsey (Scott) Nordquist, granddaughter; Alexandra Lynn Bowman, sister; Adene Anstett, brothers; Larry (Sharon), Blair (Heather) and Trevor Nordquist. He was predeceased by his father; Edwin Nordquist (1978) and his mother; Audrey Nordquist (1997). A celebration of Danny's life was held at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, November 19th, 2012. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiated. The family would like to express a thank-you to Memories Chapel (Craig Hayward), Rev. Shannon McCarthy, everyone who attended the service and were a part of Danny's life. Danny will be forever loved and missed for his kind heart, jokingpersonality and bear hugs that could make anyone feel better. Memorial donations can be made in honour of Danny to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PLANTE: Hazel Colleen Plante (nee Miller) beloved wife of the late Frederick Edward Plante, mother of Faye and Cheryl, passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Born on the family farm near Oakburn, MB the family moved to Vista Valley in the Rossburn District where Hazel received her education at the Birdtail Valley School. In December of 1944, she married Frederick Plante. Before moving to Brandon in 1958, Fred and Hazel lived in Saskatchewan and at Lynn Lake, Man. She was employed at both Eaton's and later at Woolco Department Store. She was very involved in the Brandon Horticultural Society and many ladies coffee groups. She was also involved in her church, Bethel Christian Assembly, for over 50 years. Hazel leaves to mourn her beloved daughters Faye Edmundson of Vancouver, B.C. and Cheryl (Mark) Cramer of Brandon, three grandchildren: Dwayne Rhoades of Vancouver; Janelle Stoehr of Vancouver; Graydon Cramer of Brandon, one great granddaughter Chelsea Stoehr. Also surviving are her siblings Bernard Miller of Brandon, MB, Marian Galvin of Ottawa, ON, and Gervin Miller of Vernon, BC and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Plante, parents Henry and Eva Miller; siblings Everett Miller, Dorothy Owens, Dolly Galvin, and Cordie Bateman. All are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A Reception for family and friends will be held immediately following the interment at Bethel Christian Assembly. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
REICHERT: The death of Alfred Reichert, age 93, beloved husband of Betty occurred on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Evergreen Place Personal Care Home, Boissevain, Manitoba. Memorial Service will take place at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Family Interment will take place at Killarney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alf's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9 or a charity of own choice.
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STEEN: Lois Geraldine Eaton Steen passed away Nov 9, 2012 at Birch Lodge, Hamiota with family by her side. Mum was born June 28, 1918 the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Doupe of Crandall where she received her schooling. On the farm she did her share of field work, stooking, stacking hay, pitching sheaves. Mum was fond of all sports, especially softball, played every position but loved and was an excellent pitcher. In 1941, mum married Ernest Rinaldo Steen and they farmed at Oak Lake until dad joined the forces in 1943. They had two children Marjorie (Mardie) and Mickey. Dad died at the age of 28, 1948 leaving mum to raise two small children. Mum worked in a café in Oak Lake for a time then returned to Crandall to be with family, working different jobs, then was lucky to get a housekeeping job for Dunc and Ken Smith. Mum was in the choir, worked with the messengers for 14 years, taught Sunday school, CGIT, attended W.M.S. and U.C.W. meetings. Mum and Ken moved into Hamiota in 1980 where she continued an active roll in church activities, but never forgetting her Crandall roots. Ken passed away in 1997. Mum missed her sister Marge Stevenson who passed away in 2005. Mum hardly missed an event involving her grandchildren, great grandchildren and any other grand children in the community, thus becoming Grandma Steen to many. When her health started to fail she moved to Lilac Residence enjoying her years there. When unable to help herself anymore mum made the decision to move into Birch Nursing Home. Mum lived a very active life until that time. Although mum had a lot of hardship in her 94 years, she met it with strong faith and great courage to make the best of each day. Mum was very proud of being a Mum, Grandma, Great Grandma, Great Great Grandma and Auntie.
We will miss her; and her saying You made my day!
STEWART (Morton): Jean Phyllis born April 20, 1921 to Harold and Harriet Morton of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away November 25,2012 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB. Jean grew up in Winnipeg and took her nurses training at the Winnipeg General Hospital. She married W.A. (Bill) Stewart of Oak River MB in 1947 and settled on the farm north of Cardale, MB. In 1985, Jean and Bill moved to Strathclair, MB where they enjoyed many great friendships . In 2007, Jean moved to Victoria Landing in Brandon, MB where again she settled in and made many new friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband Bill, son Bruce and brother Arthur Morton. She leaves to remember her with love her children Ann (Elmer) Koscielny, Alexandra (Rick Elder) Stewart, Ross (Pearl) Stewart, Jack (Helen) Stewart, her grandchildren, Jason (Karen) Koscielny, Trent (Karla) Koscielny, Chadwick (Michelle) Koscielny, William (Daniela) Stewart, John (Stephanie) Stewart, Alexander (Crystal) Stewart, Kate Stewart and Kim Stewart and 10 great grandchildren. A service to celebrate Jeans life will be held at the Strathclair United Church, Strathclair, MB on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place prior at the White Bank Lea Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jeans memory to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
YACYSHEN: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Cynthia "Cindy" Hope Yacyshen on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. Born May 13, 1968 in Brandon, Cindy attended school at Valleyview Elementary, Vincent Massey Jr. High School as well as Vincent Massey Sr. High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) from the University of Manitoba in 1991, and received a National Certificate in Fundraising Management. Cindy worked for the Manitoba Theater Centre as a Campaign Officer from 1992 - 1995, then at Brandon University as Sr. Development Officer (Institutional Advancement Department) from 1996 - 2009 before becoming a sponsorship coordinator for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba from 2011-2012 and was a member of the Board of Directors for theArt Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Cindy was passionate about wildlife and enjoyed horseback riding. Left to cherish Cindy's memory are her mother Helga Yacyshen; brother Wayne Yacyshen; nephew Brendan as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins and very good friend Holly McKee. She was predeceased by her father Zeno Yacyshen; twin brothers Todd and Trevor Yacyshen and her maternal and paternal grandparents. The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, November 23, 2012. Rev. Rick Wells officiated. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all of those people who have helped them through these difficult times. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Cindy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
SPRING: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at the age of 91 years, Evelyn Eileen Spring of Belmont, MB. Evelyn leaves to mourn her passing her nieces and nephews Sandra Budd of Belmont, Diane Harder of Winkler, Daryl Budd & Marilyn Budd of Belmont, Janice Actemichuk of Black Falls, Alberta, Candy Decevito of Birtle, Suzanne Helm of Sudbury, Ontario, Lynda Dapuk of Flin Flon as well as numerous great nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Bill & Helen Spring, sister Hazel (Royce) Budd and by brothers Ivan & Ross Spring. Cremation has taken place. A family graveside service will take place at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont, MB. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Evelyns memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Unit 3, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave. Brandon MB R7A 6N5.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ERICKSON: Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Erickson of Brandon, beloved mom of Earl and Don, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 80 years. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KOTASKA: Terry TK. On November 25, 2012, our wonderful brother and uncle, Terry Kotaska, passed away. The fourth child born to Jerry & Helen Kotaska, he arrived on April 11, 1961 which was a wonderful birthday present for his Dziadzu Pacyna. Sharing a birthday for them was something special. Terry attended both elementary and high school in Carberry. After graduation he ventured west and worked construction in Calgary, not knowing how those skills would come in handy! He moved back to Manitoba and attended Brandon University studying Psychology with the thought of entering Social Work. But Terry followed another calling music. Music was more than a passion for TK, it was part of who he was. When he played onstage it was like he was transported to another world. He toured western Canada for several years with bands and when the bands practiced in our Moms basement, they always drew an audience. TK loved having kids there to entertain he was a music God to many young adults in Carberry. Many of whom still consider him their major musical influence. As years passed his life took him in another direction: the art of taping, drywalling and painting. And it was that to him an art. A perfectionist in his craft that kept him high in demand for work. Other than music, his other major love in his life were his many nieces and nephews. Not only was he Uncle TK, but he was also Godfather to nieces Natalie, Mallory and Abigail, a role that he took very seriously and held dear to his heart. The ruff and gruff exterior always melted away around the kids and they never took that act seriously they saw the real Uncle TK they guy who had the biggest heart of us all. Upon birth, each niece or nephew was bestowed by Terry, a name which would / will follow them until the end of their days. The anticipation of the name was as much as waiting for each impending birth! He was never without treats, a head rub or a hug. He made each child feel special and loved. His family was very important to him. He would help with anything but never without a rant or a fuss but he was always the first to show up and when family members came to visit, he was always the first to welcome them home. He also had a soft spot for animals. If there was ever an animal in need, he would take them in to heal and love them. His love of animals recently earned him the nickname Terry Cataska. Terry was an amazing part of our family. We will miss his gift of song on our birthdays his own rendition of Happy Birthday played horribly on his guitar; his offthe-wall sense of humor, storytelling and delivery of jokes which no one will ever be able to match and he could make light of any situation and leave everyone in stitches. No one could enter a room like him, no one could make you laugh like him sometimes, when he joked, you didnt know if you wanted to slap him or hug him! And no one could make you feel more loved or more special. In the last few months of our mothers life, Terry moved back home and took attentive care of her. We know that Mom appreciated it as did we. Terry leaves to mourn his siblings Mark (Audrei), Jackie, Pat (Rick), Rick (Bonnie) and Toni (Guy), as well as his nieces and nephews Danette (Casey), Sarah (Darcy), Steven, Kelly (Joanna), Kevin (Meredith), Alysha, Noah, Devan and Natalie; great nieces and nephews Mallory, Ilyanna, Camryn, Tristan and Abigail.
Dear Brother and Uncle,The void that will be left in our family and our hearts is huge and unrepairable. Will you ever know how much you meant to all of us? You have been a constant in our lives, the one with the heart of gold and we thank you for every moment we had with you. We love you and we will miss you every day for the rest of our lives.
We love you TK.As tokens of sympathy, donations in memory of Terry may be made to: DArcys ARC Animal Shelter, 730-B Century St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0M1 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St E, Brandon, MB R7A 7A5. A celebration of TK's life and love of music will be held at Squeak's Restaurant (Fat Tony's) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm in Carberry, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
MOREAU: Germaine, 86 years old, beloved mother of Gordon, Carol, Doris and the late Cecile, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. A private family graveside service will be held at St. Jeans Cemetery, Grande Clairiere, MB at a later date. In memory of Germaine, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
PRESTON: It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Janice Marguerite Preston. Janice passed away the morning of Monday, November 26, 2012 at Valleyview Care Centre. Born November 14, 1951, Janice leaves behind her son Erl Preston (Kirby Sararas);daughter Marie (Ed Young, Colton); Brother-in-law Bruce Preston (Bev); sister-in-law Edna Davis (Larry); brother -in-law Ken Massina (Joan); niece Stacey Hutton (Chuck, Charleigh), niece Kerrie Gibbs (Al, Lyndsi, Abigaele, AJ and Cody), niece Tanya Tanchak (Allan, son Branden), niece Tracy Snyder (son Preston), niece Tanya Askew (Marshall, Taylor and Teyanna) and nephew Kurtiss Massina (Kerrie, Ryley, Keyen). A Come and Go Reception will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a time of reflection at 1:30 p.m. Janice was an amazing person that loved life and those around her. Mom will be missed by all of those that loved her.
Rest in peace Mom, you deserve the rest.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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