Classifieds / Obituaries
KESSLER: Mary Louise Kessler went to her Lord and Saviour on December 22, 2009. Mary was born on February 10, 1945 and was raised in Wawota, Saskatchewan. She was the second child born to Edna and Louis Westphal. WhenMary was eighteen, she married and later had three children, Michael, Garry, and Kim. Mary was in her forty's when she left Saskatchewan and joined her two sisters in Manitoba. Mary worked a variety of jobs including seamstress, clerk, cleaner, and housekeeper. Mary's true loves were gardening and homemaking. When Mary lived in the East end of Brandon, many would stop and admire her flower beds. Mary moved to Kin Village where she continued her love of gardening by planting pots and working in the flower beds. Mary was very involved in her church and there she met many lifetime friends. Mary faced her illness with courage and held firm to her belief that she had more to look forward to after her death. Mary was predeceased by: her parents Louis and Edna Westphal, her beloved oldest son Michael, a brother Joe and wife Bonnie; brother-in-law Rick Gates and numerous aunts and uncles. Mary leaves to mourn her passing: her daughter Kim and husband Jeff Clark; son Garry Kessler; daughter-in-law Cammy Kessler. There are four grandchildren; Parker, Rena, Mandy and Jodi and one great grandchild Taylor. A brother Clarence and wife Carol Westphal, a sister Anne and husband Lutz Mattfeld and sister Colleen Gates also survive. She also leaves to mourn two nephews Brett and Jeff and two nieces Kelly and Melissa, as well as many dear family and friends. The Funeral Service to Celebrate Mary's life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 107 Queens Avenue East on December 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Mary's name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HALL: Alvin James Hall, beloved husband of Enid Hall and loving father of Brenda, Greg, Susan and Carrie, passed away at Virden Health Centre on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Alvin was in his 84th year. By family request, private funeral services will be held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Virden and Area Palliative Care in memory of Alvin.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
CHASKE: Guy Glen Chaske of Sioux Valley passed away suddenly at his residence on Monday, December 21, 2009 at the age of 44 years. A traditional wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Hall on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
WILL:Sharon (Lucas), age 71 years, beloved wife of the late Earl Will, mother of Heather, Kevin, Dianna, and Bradley, died in the St. Boniface Hosptial, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Monday, December 21, 2009. Funeral arrangements are pending. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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ROBINSON: Victoria Louise Robinson, long time resident of Snow Lake, passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years on December 19, 2009 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba after a lengthy illness. Louise was predeceased by her beloved husband Clayton in 1992. Loving mother of sons Kelvin (Jano), Lorne (Flo), Perry (Barb), Keith (Arlene) and grandmother to nine grandchildren, Marty, Courtney, Eric, Claire, David, Paul, Valerie, Josh and Beth and four great grandchildren. Louise is also survived by brother Alex and wife Audrey in Vernon, B.C. and sister Eileen Barnes in Brandon, Manitoba. Louise was a life member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and long-term member of the Curling Club in Snow Lake as well as a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan. She was also immensely proud of all of her nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful staff at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon for the fine care given to our Mom during her time there as well as the generous assistance of our wonderful cousin, Helen Scribner and Moms long time friend, Judy Davies. Following cremation, a Memorial Service and celebration of life will be held at the at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street in Brandon, on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Interment at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium will occur the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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MELNYK: The death of Alice Melnyk, beloved wife of Tim and dear mother of Terri and Lori occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 20, 2009. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Donations may be made in memory of Alice to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Western Manitoba Cancer Center Project or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRATTON: (nee Isackson): Laura Irene Louise Gratton of Brandon, Manitoba, formerly of Fort Frances, ON, passed away on December 19, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Laura was born on May 17, 1918 in Stockholm, Saskatchewan, the youngest daughter in a family of ten children. Sheattended local schools and worked in a munitions plant during the war while her husband was overseas and later when widowed, as a clerk at Super Thrifty Drugs for over 10 years. Laura enjoyed volunteering and assisting seniors, knitting, crossword puzzles and card games. She was predeceased by her husband William George Gratton, her parents Isak Wilhelm Isackson and Laura Marie Leksi, three brothers and six sisters. Laura is survived by her son William Kenneth Gratton of Toronto, his wife Mary Louise, her daughter Sandra MacIsaac and husband Colonel Lawrence MacIsaac, as well as two granddaughters, Katherine Elizabeth Gratton and Ainsley Joy MacIsaac. Interment will be in Fort Frances, Ontario. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Laura to Seniors for Seniors Co-op Inc., 311 Park Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A4.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FLEURY: Mary Nora Fleury of Brandon, Manitoba passed away December 15,2009 at Assiniboine Health Center at the age of 69. Nora (nick name Fafaan) was born January 13, 1940 to parents Jean Louis Fleury and Marie Josephine Ledoux. Nora was a member of Brandon Friendship Center and an active member of Grand Valley Local of the Manitoba Metis Federation. Nora participated, donated and gave freely her time to the many events that Grand Valley sponsored. Nora was a kind, generous and gentle person, who loved to laugh, visit, tell stories, joke around, listen to music and watch wrestling on T.V. Her favorite wrestlers were the midgets. Nora played and worked many bingos at the MMF and other community clubs in Brandon. Nora loved the Christmas and New Years season, she would buy gifts for every member of the family, a tradition she carried over from her mother .She would spend hours wrapping each gift and marking each person special name that she gave them. She was predeceased by her father Jean Louis Fleury, mother Marie Josephine Ledoux, brothers Joseph Fleury, Alfred Fleury, Elmer Fleury and William Fleury, sister Agnes Fleury , spouse Lawrence Grumbo and sons Dennis, Allan and Raymond. She leaves to morn her sons Francis, Andy, Frank, Lawrence, Gillis and Gilbert, her daughters Darlene, Marie Louise, 10 grandchildren , 7 great grandchildren, three sisters Cecile (Gordon Burroughs) of Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Verna DeMontigny (Harvey Pelletier) of Brandon, Manitoba, Yvonne Fleury (Brian Mark) of Moosomin Saskatchewan, brothers Jim Fleury, Mervin Fleury (Brandon, Manitoba), Lawrence Fleury (Gloria) and numerous nephews and nieces. The funeral service was held on December 21, 2009 at St. Josephs Church in Russell, Manitoba and interment at St. Madeleine Cemetery with Father Leo Fernandes officiating. Breandle Bruce from Russell, Manitoba were in care of funeral arrangements. Pallbearers were Vern DeMontigny, Kelvin DeMontigny, Steven DeMontigny, Brian Mark, Elvis DeMontigny and Terry Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Harvey Pelletier, Frank Fleury, Norville Fleury and all in attendance. Nora fought a courageous battle with cancer, anyone wishing to donate, may donate to the Cancer Society.
WHITEHEAD: On Dec. 4, 2009 we lost a wonderful man, Dennis Whitehead. Hes left behind his wife Karen Whitehead, daughter Cora Champion, son-in-law Carlton and grandson Carlton Champion IV. He also left behind his dearest and closest friends which was his adopted family: Maureen Sapsford (Mom), his game partner in crokinole Lloyd Mallard, his sister Debbie B., husband Fred P. and son Quinton B. Their care, love and friendship meant the world to him and us when he was well as when he was sick. It will be always appreciated. Dennis was a truck driver on the highways for 35 years. He made many new friends along the way. In 1998 he joined the company Allen & Bollack, and worked till he got sick. There too he made many friends amongst his colleagues as well as his deliveries. All our family, his friends near and far, that knew him before me will miss him dearly. He will always remain in our hearts and thoughts. I have not only lost a husband but my best friend and love of my life.
Whitehead you will be sorrowfully missed
NICOL: The death of Wilma M. Nicol, age 94 years, widow of Ernest Nicol and beloved mother of Lynne, Glen and Terry, occurred at her residence, Fairview Home on Saturday, December 19, 2009. The Ceremony to Celebrate Wilma's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm. Mona Franklin will officiate. A private graveside service will be held. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Wilma to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HALLGRIMSON: Evelyn Ingibjorg Hallgrimson (nee Johnson) passed away suddenly at the Carberry Health Centre on Saturday December 19, 2009 at the age of 86 years, Evelyn Ingibjorg Hallgrimson (nee Johnson) of Glenboro, Manitoba. Evelyn leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Albert, son Lorne (Nadine), daughters Heather Hallgrimson and Sharon (Glen) Porterand by grandchildren Tess, Jared, Keegan and Cole. She is also survived by her sister Flora Mitchell, as well as numerous extended family and friends. A Celebration of Evelyns life will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00 am in the Willmor Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial contributions can be made in Evelyns memory to the Raystone Memorial Centre, Box 421 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0 or to the Grund Cemetery Memorial Fund, c/o Box 40 Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0 or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org.Jamiesons Funeral Services of Baldur-Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
GREENSHIELDS: Donna Berniece (Harrison), passed away suddenly on December 18, 2009 at the Brandon Hospital, at the age of 72. Born at Rossburn, Manitoba, she was predeceased by her husband Ronald Adair Greenshields and her parents Irwin, Blanche Harrison, two sisters and one brother. Surviving are the rest of her family, Ronald Dean and Laura Lee of Edmonton, Alberta, Robert Alexander and Alice of Edmonton, Alberta, Maggie Goethals and Bryan of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Doug Greenshields of Le duc. Donnabelle Greenshields of Brandon, David Greeenshields and Victoria of Kuwait, Bev Jolly and Kelvin of Waskada, Manitoba and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by four brothers and three sisters. A private service of immediate family was held. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to email@example.com In lieu of flowers and cards please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
EASTMAN: "Koyag Inyankena". Frank McLeod Eastman of Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation, beloved husband of the late Rosaline Eastman, loving father of Linda, Rose, Viola and Barbara and of the late Clarence, Ken, Fred and baby Franklin passed away at Virden Health Centre Thursday; December 17, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Funeral service will be held from Canupawakpa Community Complex, Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Wednesday; December 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Canupawakpa Cemetery. Traditional Wake will be held at Canupawakpa Community Complex Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line book of condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapels.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ANDERSON: Dr. Clifford Wilfred Anderson of Brandon, beloved husband of Julie, loving father of Laurie (Lorne), Bruce (Gisèle), and Dawn, loving Grampa Cliff to David and Christophe, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at the age of 77 years. In keeping with Cliffs wishes, cremation will take place and a formal memorial service for family and friends will be held in the spring of 2010. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Cliff may be made to a charity of ones choice. The family would life to express their deepest appreciation for the skill and care provided by Dr. Barbara MacKalski and Dr. Stefan Engelbrecht. The family would also like to acknowledge the outstanding and compassionate care provided by Melissa, Palliative Care Coordinator, Suzanne, Head Nurse on 4th Floor, and the following palliative care angels, Carol, Lena, Dionne, Sharon, Diane and Joyce. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MITCHELL: Edwin C. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend on December 15, 2009 with family by his side. Edwin was born on April 7, 1934 to George and Ruby. He was raised in Justice and Brandon along with his sister, Beverly. He received his education in Brandon getting an engineering diploma then working as a mechanic at Wheat City Motors and then the D.N.D. at Shilo until his retirement in 1995. Edwin married Myrna (Finlay) in Lenore in 1955. Together they had three children: Karen, Brian, and Don. Edwin lived for his family enjoying life and spending time with family and friends. Edwin is survived by his wife Myrna (of 54 years), his children: Karen (Doug) Mosiuk, Brian (Tanis) Mitchell, Don (Wendy) Mitchell, and grandchildren: Kaleigh (Brett), Nicole (Tom), Stacy (Scott), Jason, Darren, Jennifer (Dane), Bradley (Aimee), great- grandson Jaxson, and extended family; Pearl Finlay, Budd and Anne Forsyth, Gail Hickson, Bernie and Linda Chrisp, and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service was held at the Brandon Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Sakasov of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edwin may be made to a charity of choice.
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