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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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GERVIN: Winifred Kathryn. It is with deep sadness that the family of Winifred Kathryn Gervin announce her passing at her home in Boissevan on November 21, 2010. Winifred was born on January 30, 1918 at West Liberty, Iowa. She was the last surviving child of Albert and Winifred Anderson. Winifred was predeceased by infant twin boys, her two sisters, Marion and Jane, and one brother, Albert, her husband Alton, her son Pat and her son-in-law Howard Miller. Winifred’s family moved from Iowa to Drumheller, Alberta in 1927 where they made their livelihood farming. It was Drumheller, where Winifred met Alton and their courtship began. They were married in Calgary, Alberta on December 21, 1937, the first day of the winter solstice and the start of nearly 55 years of a wonderful union! In 1941 Winifred and Alton moved from Drumheller to Goodlands, Manitoba and lived there for 32 years, raising their family of 10 children. Even though our home was full, Winifred could always make room for an extra person or two at the table. In 1973 Winnifred and Alton moved to Boissevain where she resided at 712 McKenzie Street until her passing. Winifred was an active member of the U.C.W. at Goodlands for many years, and was always eager to lend a helping hand for any community event. After moving to Boissevain, she enjoyed her position on the board of the Boissevain Library. She was a proud member of the Boissevain I.O.D.E. Winifred used to joke that she was probably the only person who was a member of the International Order of the Daughters of the Empire AND a chartered member of the Daughters of the American Revolution! Winifred’s entire life centered around her home and her children. She measured happiness, success and strength through her family and their constant growth. The arrival of a new baby was her life’s delight! Winifred is survived by 9 children and their spouses, 28 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Winifred’s life was rich with family. She found joy in simple pleasures: a neatly tended flower bed, watching the song birds at a freshly filled feeder, conquering the challenge of her daily crossword puzzle. We will miss her dearly but more than anything we are grateful to have known her and for all the countless ways she enriched our lives. A graveside service celebrating Winifred’s life was held on November 25, 2010 at Goodlands, Manitoba. Active pallbearers were grandsons, Curtis Gervin, Patrick Gervin, Gary Gervin, Scott Sambrook, Matt Palmer, and James Miller. The remaining grandchildren were in attendance as honorary pallbearers.We want to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who joined us on November 25, 2010 to celebrate Mom’s life. Your comfort and support throughout Mom’s illness, on the day of her service and since her passing has been greatly appreciated. Thank you also to the Goodlands ladies for preparing the lunch and to everyone who has made donations in Mom’s memory. It is a great comfort to know that our Mother touched so many lives with her kindness and that many hearts will remember her with love.
From the Gervin Family.
Here She Comes
I am standing on the seashore A ship spreads her sails to the morning breezeand starts for the ocean.I stand watching her until she fades on the horizonand someone at my side says,“She is gone!”Gone where?The loss of sight is in me, not in her.Just at the moment when someone says, “She is gone!,there are others watching her coming.Other voices take up the glad shout,“Here she comes!”
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FRANKLIN: We are saddened to announce the “Homegoing” of Raymond Franklin on February 21, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, at age 89. Born and raised on the farm north of Brandon. Raymond served in the Second World War and was an Insurance Broker for many years in Alberta. He was a vital part of the church and community. Predeceased by his parents, wife, Muriel, and one brother, Keith. Raymond is survived by son, Larry (Shelley), daughter Linda (Gordon) and their families. Also surviving are his brother, Garth, sister Mona and several nieces and nephews. No service will be held at this time.
Forever Loved.
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PASKEWITZ: Reynold John. With family by his side, Rey peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at his home in Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon, MB, following a battle with Parkinson’s disease. Rey was born on June 24, 1927, in the RM of Strathcona, the third son of John and Olga (Goltz) Paskewitz. He grew up on the farm where he developed his love of the outdoors and nature. He started school at Pelican Lake School, also attending school at Ninette, Manitoba, and St. Paul’s College in Winnipeg. He was rather proud of the fact that he, and his brothers, also attended St Michael’s Academy (for girls) in Brandon for two weeks preparation for their first communion. After trying a few varied jobs, Rey decided to farm. About the same time he met the love of his life, Phyllis Brown. He and Phyllis were married on Wednesday, July 16, 1952 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in Brandon. While they farmed in the Ninette area, their four children arrived; David, Vincent, Moya and Neil. In 1966, the family left the farm, and following a camping trip to the West Coast they settled in Brandon. Rey began working for MacLeod’s Store with the idea of a family business percolating in his mind. The resulting idea was the establishment of Meadowlark Campground in 1967. For Rey this was a dream come true, a family business and the outdoors, all in one and an outlet for his inventive mind. While family was of prime importance to Rey, so too was his church being a faithful parishioner at the Dunrea Catholic Church and the St Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church. Rey and Phyllis enjoyed camping throughout Canada and the United States, and Rey grabbed the chance of a lifetime when he joined his brother Gene and travelled to Hong Kong and China. In their retirement years, Rey and Phyllis cherished summers spent at their cottage on Pelican Lake surrounded by family and friends. Shortly after the death of his beloved Phyllis, and with failing health, Rey chose to move to Rideau Park Personal Care Home where he was well cared for by the staff. Rey was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis; his parents; brothers Alban and Eugene Paskewitz; their wives Vera and Gerry; his brother-in-law “Mac” Brown and his wife Vicky. Rey is survived by his children; David (Fay), Vincent (Diane), Moya (Neil) Tarr, and Neil (Nancy); grandchildren Amanda, Ken and Christie (Jason Smith) Paskewitz, Scott, Holly and Meghan Paskewitz, Keith (Andrea) and Carey Tarr, and Taylor Paskewitz; great- grandchildren: Emery Smith and Jaxon Tarr; his sister-in-law Janette Brown; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church 327-4th Street with Father Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, P.O Box 767, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R7C 2L4 or to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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KURMANN: Karen Ruth (Graham) passed away February 18 at age 39 after a valiant battle with cancer. Karen is survived by her beloved sons, Dylan Kurmann, age 8 and Cody Greiner, age 3, her dad Murray and stepmom Janet Graham and mother Sharon Graham. She also leaves her sister Megan Graham and sister-in-spirit Connie Bartley, and three brothers, James and Dale Graham and Chris Turner, as well as her much loved aunts and uncle Marilyn and Jerry Ross and Margaret Pople. Karen will also be missed by many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Karen worked for Veterans Affairs for many years, where she loved the opportunity to work alongside many exceptional coworkers to help our service men and women. Karen’s main goal in life was to be a good mother and took great satisfaction in fulfilling that role. As Karen’s greatest enjoyment was to spend time with her family and friends, a celebration of her life will be held at Seniors For Seniors, 311 Park Avenue East on Sunday, February 27 beginning at 2:00 pm. Friends are encouraged to share stories and memories of Karen at the gathering. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who so wish may make a donation in memory of Karen to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Westman Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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KURMANN: Karen Ruth (Graham) passed away February 18 at age 39 after a valiant battle with cancer. Karen is survived by her beloved sons, Dylan Kurmann, age 8 and Cody Greiner, age 3, her dad Murray and stepmom Janet Graham and mother Sharon Graham. She also leaves her sister Megan Graham and sister-in-spirit Connie Bartley, and three brothers, James and Dale Graham and Chris Turner, as well as her much loved aunts and uncle Marilyn and Jerry Ross and Margaret Pople. Karen will also be missed by many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Karen worked for Veterans Affairs for many years, where she loved the opportunity to work alongside many exceptional coworkers to help our service men and women. Karen’s main goal in life was to be a good mother and took great satisfaction in fulfilling that role. As Karen’s greatest enjoyment was to spend time with her family and friends, a celebration of her life will be held at Seniors For Seniors, 311 Park Avenue East on Sunday, February 27 beginning at 2:00 pm. Friends are encouraged to share stories and memories of Karen at the gathering. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who so wish may make a donation in memory of Karen to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Westman Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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BROOKING: Fay Irene Brooking of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on February 22, 2011 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 91 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba with Pastor Don Dragan officiating. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, Suite 208 - 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0K9. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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