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WESTWOOD: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Dorothy Westwood on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Viv's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (today) at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Josh Taylor will officiate. Interment will be in the Rapid City Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Viv may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 - 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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KULLBERG-BROWN: Marie Kullberg-Brown passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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ERVEN: Irene Ethel Erven entered into rest on February 21, 2011 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 100 years. Funeral service will be held on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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WESTWOOD: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Dorothy Westwood on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. She passed on to be with her husband Roy Westwood and son Ron and is survived by son Len (Louise) Westwood, granddaughters Corinne (Luc) Mireault, Wendy (Bryan) Warner and Shelley Westwood as well as great-grandchildren Alexie, Danica, Dylan and Gracy, her pride and joy. Viv will be missed by her many friends. She was born on March 23, 1927 and grew up in Brandon. In 1947, Viv married Roy Westwood and together they operated a successful business in Rapid City until 1956 when Roy joined the Manufacturers Life sales team and moved to Brandon. Throughout the years, Viv enjoyed gardening, baking, and various activities at their second home at Clear Lake. Viv was a dedicated volunteer, spending time with the residents at Hillcrest Place as well as the Brandon General Hospital and Knox United Church. The family would like to thank the Palliative Care team at the Assiniboine Centre and the staff at Hillcrest Place for their kindness and support. The Ceremony to Celebrate Viv's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Pastor Josh Taylor will officiate. Interment will be in the Rapid City Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Viv may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 - 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 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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WALL: James Douglas Wall, beloved husband of Beth, with his family at his side passed away quietly on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the age of 77 years after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born March 22, 1933 in Brandon, Manitoba to Jesse and Audrey Wall. He attended McLaren, Alexander, Earl Haig schools and graduated Brandon Collegiate Institute. Jim had a great work ethic and his first job was with Cater Pumps Works installing and building Cater pumps. Joining the 82nd Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Jim wouldhave his first encounters with aviation. Selling 150 tickets at a dollar a piece would get Jim his first airplane ride. As a cadet he would learn to fly in 1950 and in 1951 spend six weeks in Britain on an international exchange. In 1954, Jim would attain his commercial pilot licence. He also competed in the Webster Trophy contest for best amateur pilot in Canada placing second. In 1956, Jim attained his Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence. By now Jim had met the love of his life Elizabeth (Beth) Hunter at a Presbyterian youth conference. Jim and Beth would be married in 1957. In 1959, son David would be born, a very proud moment in Jim's life. Jim worked for the Brandon Flying Club and Brandon Air Service which later became Maple Leaf Aviation Ltd. In 1971, Jim and Beth would purchase Maple Leaf Aviation. He was a Cessna Aircraft dealer and Cessna would recognize Jim for his 25 years of dealership service in 1978. Through Jim's life he was a member of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (55 years), Manitoba Flying Farmers and the Brandon Flying Club. Jim had the opportunity to conduct many aerial wildlife surveys, power and pipeline patrols, photo and police work in his career. He had many second and third generation business relationships with his customers. Jim developed a passion for genealogy later in life and was a member of many family history groups. He was able to bring together his passion for airplanes and family history into his final aviation career. In 1999, Jim was approached by Transport Canada to become a Ministers Delegate Maintenance (MD-M) which he carried out to his last day of work January 28, 2011. Jim proudly imported and certified many aircraft into Canada fromthroughout North America and the world. Jim was predeceased by his father Jesse, mother Audrey and brother-in-law Les Munroe. He leaves to celebrate his life wife Beth, son David (Karen), grandchildren Brittany (special friend Steven Melnyk) and Grant, and sister Edith Munroe. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jim's Life was held at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 18, 2011. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiated. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to The Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, Brandon, R7A 4M3 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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SMITH: George William Smith. George passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the age of 95 years at Fairview Home. George was born June 13, 1915 to Alex and Margaret Smith of Virden, Manitoba. His father bred Clydesdale horses and in 1929 the two of them were chosen to show in the Toronto Winter Fair. Every year after that they showed and took top prizes. George and his brother Watson carried on the tradition. He was a member of the Clydesdale Association and he judged and showed all over Canada. They also sold some of their horses to Budweiser. In 1939, they moved to Carberry, Manitoba and farmed there until George moved to Brandon in 1992. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Isabella Gardiner andbrother Watson. He is survived by his sister Irvy Rasmussen, niece Violet(Gordon) Selby, nephew Ian Rasmussen and many grand nieces and nephews.George is also remembered by his friends Gwenn and Irwin Eggleton, Janetteand Garry Haverstock, Betty and Bob Strain, Wilma and Dave Cleghorn, as wellas special little friend Hannah Boulet whom he thought of as family. Familyand friends would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at FairviewHome. A private service will be held at a later date. Friends who wish maymake a donation in memory of George to Fairview Home, 1351 - 13th Street,Brandon, MB R7A 4S6. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 727-0330.
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ROBERTSON: Margaret “Peggy” Robertson of Brandon, beloved mother of Marnie, Elizabeth and Blair, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 25, 2011. A service of remembrance will be held to honor Peggy’s life at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Randy Stanton of the First Baptist Church officiating. A private family interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peggy may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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RAMSEY: Winston “Lyle” Ramsey of Brandon: On February 24, 2011, with family by his side, Lyle went home to be with the Lord, after a short battle with Cancer. Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nadean, his four children, Ron (Karen), Michael, Randy (Sandra), Tari-Lynne (Mike), his three sisters Lucille Upper, Maxine (Bill) Fecteau, and Lois (Danny) Evans, and father- in-law, Fred (Betty) Mansfield. Lyle was predeceased by his youngest son Dean in 1982. Lyle was the proud grandfather of his four Grandchildren, Danielle (Andrew), Kellen (Liz), Justine, and Kole. Lyle was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be greatly missed. Always willing to lend a hand, Lyle greatly impacted everyone who met him. The family invites everyone to join us as we celebrate Lyle’s life and memory on Monday February 28th at 2:00 p.m. at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Lyle to the Firefighter Charity Fund at Brandon Fire and Emergency Services or to a “help” charity of your choice.
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PULLAW: Harold James Pullaw July 27, 1923 ~ February 22, 2011. It is with a heavy heart that our family announces the peaceful passing of Harold James (Ozzie) Pullaw in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 22, at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg. Ozzie grew up in the picturesque town of Gananoque, Ontario. At the outbreak of World War II, he "joined up" and proudly served in Sicily and Italy with C Battery RCHA. Restless on returning home, he struck out for the west. He took employment with McArthur and Son Ltd. in Brandon, Manitoba, Manco Dairies and finally became CKX TV's commercial and film editor for over 33 years. It was during this time that he met Jean Mary Meadows. They married in September 1950 and were together for almost 45 years. Ozzie was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and over the years, was awarded many accolades. Other community services included the new World Theater, the J.C.'s, UCT, St.John 's Ambulance and the Lions Club. Ozzie's hobbies were varied. He loved history, stamp collecting, 10 pin bowling (to which he was elected to the Manitoba Bowling Hall of Fame), karaoke, and above all else, music. He was an accomplished pianist and for most of his life tickled peoples' hearts as he tickled the ivories. Predeceased by his wife Jean in 1995 and son-in-law; Jack Walker in 1985, he leaves to mourn, his daughter, Catherine (Minty) Caron; his granddaughter, Robyn (Derek) Barry, and his precious great-granddaughter, McKenna Barry; two sisters, Hilda (Doug) Cameron of Kingston, Ontario and Betty Beitzof of Hamilton, Ontario; niece Gwen (Ritchie) Marvin of Brandon and four generations of grand nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Kotecha and staff of Assiniboine Clinic for their years of caring and compassion and to the Deer Lodge Centre Tower 6 for their kindness and support. At Ozzie's request, there will not be a memorial service. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Ozzie requested that donations be made to the Royal Canadian Legion or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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PATERSON: John Murray. After a brief illness, Jack passed away January 24, 2011 in Calgary. He is survived by his loving wife, of almost 50 years, Helen and two sons. Drew resides in Dallas and Craig in Maryville, TN. His special and precious granddaughters Kendall of Edmonton and Ashley of Maryville will miss deeply Poppa’s warm guidance and love. Jack was the loved and respected older brother of Brian and Doug of Brandon. In many ways at an early age, Jack guided and protected them against life storms beyond their control. Proving his character at an early age fostered his firm sense of fairness, intelligence, work ethic and sense of duty. He was “the lead dog” in the family – in every sense a role model. Given these characteristics, it was only natural he became a policeman. He joined the R.C.M.P. in 1959. Helen, Jack and the boys resides in Banff, Calgary and High River, Alberta before he retired in 1980 as S/Sgt in charge of Drumheller detachment. Most of his service time was spent in plain clothes Calgary G.I.S. and similar work. At his memorial service in Banff, a very large crowd heard one of his senior officers praise Jack’s thorough investigative habits, aided by his creativity and hard work. He had his fair share of high-pressure police files in the 60’s and 70’s. He was known to his mates as “one of the good guys”. On retirement, he and Helen established a c-store and laundromatat Douglas Fir Resort. After years of hard work and long hours, this successful business was sold in 2003. This allowed for travel with friends to many parts of the globe. Their favorite destination was always wherever their granddaughters lived. Jack adored them both. As well, the three brothers and Drew really enjoyed their 2009 trip to Scotland. Outside of family and work, Jack valued friends, cars and the Calgary Flames. As a teen, he and his pals restored and customized a 1941 Ford Coupe amongst others. Helen still drives “Winston”, her 1958 Morris Minor convertible bought in 1967 and gradually restored by Jack (please visit http://morrisminorowners.co.uk/A_tribute_to_a_dear_friend__about2681.html). Lately, Jack was about to work on two 1953 G.M.C. pickups. Jack had many talents. He rebuilt cars but also did many home renosand all maintenance at the store. He and Helen created a beautiful home in Banff, although friends and family enjoyed their generous hospitality wherever they lived. People liked to be around Jack because of his friendliness, considerate politeness and sense of protection he projected. He had an innate sense of always wanting to help and do the right thing.
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MILLAR: George Galloway Millar, formerly of Rapid City passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon, on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the age of 82 years. George was born December 8, 1928 to David and Rona Millar of Winnipeg. He spent his early years in Winnipeg, moving out to the Rapid City area in his teens to work on Allan Stewart's farm. He then moved to the Little Smokey area of Alberta to work on a farm. On his return to Brandon, George worked as a delivery driver for Brandon Pure Milk. It was during this time that George met Shirley Brogden, whom he was to marry on June 2, 1954. Together they moved to the farm south of Rapid City. While farming, George held a variety of jobs, working for a time at Canadian Brown Steel and Tank, on a crew building culverts, at Canadian Motors as a gas bar attendant/tow truck driver and as a school bus driver for the Rolling River School Division, but his love was always the farm. George was predeceased by his wife Shirley on December 5, 2007, an infant son Percival George in 1956, his sister Olive in 1998 and his parents. George is survived by his children: Mary (Kelly), Stan (Norma), Virginia (Ray), Harold (Carolyn), Tracy (Rob) and Melanie (Barry). He is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Stan Millar will officiate. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, #8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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MCBETH: Margaret (Peggy) McBeth (née Hill). On the evening of Monday, February 21, 2011 our Mom passed peacefully, with her daughter by her side. Mom was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) McBeth in 2000. She is survived by her children; Brenda (Aggie) Frazao and their daughter Kristina, and Murray (Darlene) McBeth and their children Valerie, Melissa, Alexander and Rachel. Mom was born on January 28, 1927 in Winnipeg, MB. She met our Dad, the love of her life, at the school in Ingelow and they were married on November 23, 1946. Her focus was always on her family and friends. She loved to garden, tend to her indoor plants, crocheting, knitting, reading and playing the piano and organ by ear. She will be missed by her family and friends. A special thank you to the staff at Beacon Hill and Meadowood Manor for the loving care they provided. They too will miss her. A funeral service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, Brandon, Manitoba, on Friday, February 25, 2011. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meadowood Manor, 577 St. Anne’s RD, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3G5 or The Arthritis Society, 105 – 386 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3Y9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MacDONALD: Verla Isabel MacDonald beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” MacDonald passed away on February 24, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 79 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to Delta Waterfowl, Unit 22-62 Scurfield Blvd. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1M5 or Minnedosa Regional Events Centre, P.O. Box 1425 Minnedosa, Manitoba, R0J 1E0.
Messages of condolence may be sent to minnfs@mts.net
Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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KSIAZEK: Genowefa “Genny” (nee Chojnacka) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Fairview Home, Brandon, MB. Genny was born February 4, 1920 near Wlodzimierz, Poland. Genny was the youngest of nine children (seven boys; two girls) of Bronislaw and Magdalena Chojnacki. Genny grew up and worked on the family farm up until WWII. During that time, Genny married her first husband Michal Zambrzycki around 1938, unfortunately he died within two years of a fatal illness. During WWII, Genny and her sister, Adela, were detained and kept in a German Labor Camp, where they were forced to do menial labor. When the war ended and the laborers where released, Adela was given the opportunity to go to Canada; where as Genny met and married a fellow Polish camp laborer Aleksander Ksiazek and returned to Poland to run their own farm and start a family. They had three children; Amelia, Michael and Joseph. However, in 1959 with the sponsorship of Genny’s sister Adela, the family moved to Brandon, MB. For the next 20 plus years, Genny stayed busy raising her children and working at various places as a housekeeper until her retirement from Eaton’s Department Store. In 1977, Genny traveled back to Poland for an extended visit with family and friends that she had kept in touch with. As an active person, she was always busy in her garden in the summer and she enjoyed knitting, puzzles and photography throughout the year, as well of course frequent visits from friends and family. Genny was well known for her cooking, especially her homemade perogies and borscht. As a devoted Catholic, she rarely missed a mass at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church. Genny will be forever remembered by her sons Michael (and daughter-in-law Betty) their children Kimberley and Michelle (Jason) Sawchuk; and Joseph (Barbara) Ksiazek their children Virginia, Bryant and Terence; Grandchildren Daniel (Tonia) Scott, and Kathy (Rich) Kristmanson; and six Great-Grandchildren Danika and Isabel Scott; Jakob and Jadyn Kristmanson; and Brooklynn and Brenna Sawchuk. Genny was predeceased by her Mom and Dad, all her siblings, husband Aleksander and daughter Amelia Scott. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, followed by the interment at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 727B 10th Stewwt, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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JUDD: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pearl Elizabeth Eva Judd (Adams) on November 20, 2010. Pearl was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan on December 8, 1930 to William James and Cora Edith Adams. She was the second of six children born to William and Cora. As a young child she moved to Broadview, Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm just outside that community. She married Lorne Judd on May 17, 1949 and moved to Brandon the next day to start married life. She resided in Brandon for the rest of her life, except for a three year stint in Winnipeg in the early 1980’s. Pearl had seven children of her own. She was a very caring and loving mother to all of them. She was also blessed with seventeen grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Her greatest joy in life was the time she got to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was fortunate in that she was healthy enough to spend many hours enjoying them and watching them grow. Mom loved her baseball. It was a good thing as with five boys, she spent many hours at the ball diamonds watching them play as kids. When they were older, she turned to fastball and was a fixture at Curren Park watching us play. In later years, she returned to her first love, baseball. She rarely missed a Marlins or Cloverleafs game. She also was a big fan of the Blue Jays and watched their games on TV every chance she got. She was an avid bowler for many years and looked forward to her afternoons at Thunderbird Bowl, bowling in the ladies leagues. It was there that she made many lasting friendships. Unfortunately an aneurism in September of 1993 left her unable to bowl. She dearly missed her time there. However she replaced that passion with mall walking. It was a rare morning she wasn’t at the mall walking with a new group of friends. In her later years mom was blessed to have a group of very close friends who made it a point to go out for dinners together on a regular basis. The honorary pallbearers were: Marg Preston, Elaine Ready, Dorothy Cullen, Jean Johnston, Annette Fifi, Joyce Castle, Alma Yule and Grace Boles. Marg and Elaine were especially close to mom for many years and she was blessed to have them as friends. Pearl was predeceased by her parents William and Cora, her three sisters Joyce, Wilma and Frankie, her brother Bill and her eldest son Ken. Pearl is survived by Lorne, her brother Blaine (Barb), Ken’s children Theresa (Dillin) and Dale (Amber), her children Chris (Carolyn) daughter Pam (Joey), Barry daughters Shauna, Brittany and Tanya, Rick (Judy) daughter Nicole (Derek) and son Jaye, Lance (Fran), daughters Denny (Dan) and Casey, Gaye (Terry) Smith, daughter Lorena and son Mike, and Dawn (Al) Craig sons Logan, Nolan, Devon, and daughters Mykenna and Ceara. She is also survived by her seven great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate her life was held at Memories Chapel on November 24, 2010.
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