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CUNNINGHAM: Merlin Frederick. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, Merlin Cunningham, on September 3, 2011, at 69 years of age. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Avis Place, 24-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. Refreshments to follow.
CAMPBELL: It is with sadness the family of Lee-Anne Campbell, beloved wife of Bill, announce her passing on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending. Announcement of service details will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BAWTINHIMER: Katherine Georgina “Georgie” Bawtinhimer passed away peacefully on September 26, 2011 in her 92nd year at The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre, Winnipeg Manitoba, leaving a legacy of love. Born in Goodlands, Manitoba on June 25, 1920, Georgie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ken Dando, three grand-daughters and their husbands, Sarah and Robert Gagné, Adrienne and Michael Penner, Katherine and Martin Hylland great-grandchildren, Lucy and Charlie Gagné and Anna Penner, sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Clive Lewis, brother and sister-in-law, Murray and Margaret Stewart. Georgie valued her relationships with the many nieces, nephews and cousins of the Bawtinhimer and Stewart families. She was predeceased by her parents, Russell and May Stewart and husband Russell Howard “Joe” in 1991. Georgina was raised on the family farm and attended school in Medora, Manitoba. Prior to her marriage, Georgie worked at Henry Brother’s store in Medora. She married “Joe” Bawtinhimer on December 1, 1943. Georgie worked side by side with Joe during their years on the farm, enjoying farming life and being part of the Goodlands community. Joe and Georgie retired to Deloraine in 1978, where they continued to be involved in social and community activities. During their 48 year marriage, Georgie and Joe demonstrated their strong commitment to each other. They embraced new experiences and shared celebrations with family and friends. As a mother, Georgie was always supportive, nurturing and fun loving. Her close relationship with her sister, Dorothy, remained loving and unwavering even through her struggles with her memory loss. In 2004, due to health concerns, Georgie moved to Winnipeg to be closer to her daughter Linda and her family. Georgie enjoyed knitting, sewing, curling, golfing, her art work and being an active member of the UCW and Royal Purple. She was known for her “Green Thumb” and liked nothing better than to work in her garden. A bouquet of garden flowers was a constant on the kitchen table. Georgie also enjoyed baking and decorating everything from cookies to wedding cakes. She looked forward to visits from her grandchildren; exposing them to new experiences. Georgie saw excitement and pleasure in ordinary day to day events. Her adventurous spirit was evident in her openness to try new things, the many trips that she and Joe shared with others and her outings with dear friends, Evelyn and Doreen. Georgie was the consummate visitor, interested in everyone’s stories, empathetic and willing to offer a helping hand. A special thank you to the North first floor staff at The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre for their compassion and caring of Georgie over the past five years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on October 1, at Deloraine United Church, Deloraine, Manitoba. Interment at Goodlands Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in Georgie’s memory to The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre, 1 Falcon Ridge Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba or the charity of your choice.
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Good Bye Mom, you have earned your rest.
Smith Funeral Home Ltd (204) 747-2088.
STURBY: Mike. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike Sturby on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba with his family by his side. Mike was in his 96th year. He was predeceased by Mary, his beloved wife of 63 years, in December, 2006. He will be missed by his three children, Sharron (Victoria), Eugene (Edmonton) and Ruth (Golden); three grandchildren, Tracy Obsniuk (Victoria), Mark Obsniuk (Vancouver) and Dave Sturby (Brandon) and one great- granddaughter, 1 year old Saskia Obsniuk (Vancouver). He is survived by two brothers, Merlin and Metro (Winnipeg) and two sisters, Vange Nagy (Preeceville, Saskatchewan) and Rose Guspodarchuk (Snow Lake, Manitoba). Mike farmed south of Cromer before moving to Virden in 1986. The funeral service will take place Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Virden, Manitoba. Father Don Bernhardt will officiate. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in memory of Mike may be made to Virden & Area Palliative Care P.O. Box 400 Virden, Manitoba, R0M 2C0.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MURRAY: We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Blair Marshal Murray, in Calgary, on Monday, September 26, 2011. Services will be held in Calgary, on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at East Side Memorial Chapel, located at 5388 Memorial Drive. A Manitoba Service will be held In Souris at the Souris & Glenwood Community Centre, 30-3rd Avenue West, Monday October 3, at 1:00 p.m. Full obituary to follow. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Service, Souris in care of arrangements.
LELOND: Rowena M. Lelond (Parker), beloved mother of Dianna Harrison, Jo-Ann Reid and Glen Parker, and stepmother of Vince Lelond, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Rowena’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 2-37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ANDRONICK: The death of Henry Andronick, beloved husband of Norma and dear father of Shannon, Jan, Patti, Jody and Steve, occurred at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. The funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DRAKE: It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Amelia (Millie) Drake, widow of Ed Drake, in Brandon on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 80 years of age. Remaining to forever cherish Millie’s memory is her sister, Lil Sklar of Brandon. She is lovingly remembered by her extended family members, many nieces and nephews and many friends. Millie and Ed enjoyed many memorable years with family and friends at their cottage at Pelican Lake, where a glass of wine and pleasurable company was always waiting for anyone who stopped by. They also loved to travel to many vacation spots in Mexico and Southern USA. Millie will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, generosity and devotion to her family and friends. Her labours of love, included beautiful knitted afghans and creating baking items for all to enjoy. She was blessed with a long and happy life and will be deeply missed. Millie was predeceased by her devoted husband, Ed Drake, parents Nicholas and Rose, sisters Ann, Mary, Sophie, Kay and brothers Stanley, Jack and Walter. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Millie can be made to any charitable organization of choice.
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VAN DAMME: Cecile Van Damme (nee Hutlet). Peacefully at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Friday, September 23, 2011, Mrs. Cecile Van Damme of Brandon, Manitoba passed away at the age of 94 years. Cecile leaves to mourn her passing five children: Harvey (Bev Tosh), Dorothy (Gerard Sanders), Dennis (Betty- Anne Van De Kerckhove), Roger (Jean Halliday) and Ivan (Paulette Desrochers); 11 grandchildren: Shelley (Jerry Crampain), Darren Van Damme, Eileen Sanders, Tricia (Steve Trembecki), Ian (Joanne Swanson) Sanders, Connie (Derek Donais), Crystal (David Todd), Lisa (Jaret Rowan), Clayton Van Damme, Sherry Van Damme, Darcy Van Damme (Danielle Fouillard) and numerous great-grandchildren. Cecile was predeceased by her husband Leon Julienne Van Damme in 1970 and by their three children: Joseph, Rita and Doris. Funeral Services will be held in the St. Alphonse Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Prayers at 1:30, Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. followed by a private family interment in the Parish Cemetery, with Father Francis Eworo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to charity of your choice. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888- 400-2326.
SEAFOOT: Kenneth Carl Seafoot of Brandon, beloved husband of Eleanor and father of Sheldon and Carl, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the age of 86 years. A funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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NEVINS: Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday September 22, 2011 at the age of 76 years, Vivian Loreena Nevins (nee Yeo) of Brandon, formerly of Belmont, Manitoba. Vivian leaves to mourn her passing her two children Phyllis (Laurie) Denbow and Lloyd (Lori) Nevins both of Brandon, six grandchildren Angela, Melissa, Dustin, Jennifer, Cody and Derek; sisters Eileen (Murray) Ingle of Edmonton Alberta, Bunny (Alan) Vesa of Winnipeg as well as numerous extended family and friends. Vivian was predeceased by her parents Wes and Doris Yeo and by a brother James. A Graveside Service will be held at the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont, Manitoba, on Wednesday September 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Belmont Community Hall, everyone is welcome. Memoriams may be made in Vivian’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon Manitoba, R7A 2W8. For online condolences, please visit Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
GILBERT: Clarence John Gilbert of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2011 after a short illness, at the age of 83 years. Clarence was born on January 16, 1928 to Fred and Kate Gilbert, and spent his younger years on the farm and attended a country school. He played some hockey, enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing shuffleboard and cards. Clarence drove a gravel truck, latter working at Shilo where he retired in 1991. He liked the farm, doing chores and traveling to horse shows, visiting with friends and watching his family compete. He also enjoyed the family race horses. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Wilma, son Fred (Alice), daughter Beverley (Allen), grandchildren Wendy (Chad), Derek, Jamie-Dee (Daryl), great-grandchildren Trace, Parker, Jessica and Shelby. Clarence is also survived by brother, Alec and sister Florence. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Stan, More and Don, sisters-in-law Isobel and Ann, as well as many other relatives. Clarence was always happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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Francesca of Port Dover (formerly of Brandon, Manitoba), passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in her 41st year. Cherished wife of Chris. Dearly loved daughter of Lorraine Large and Robert Foreman. Dear sister of Alexis Foreman and Ripley Large. Will be sadly missed by her niece, Destiny Lam and nephew, Brandon Lam, as well as, Max and Dawson. In keeping with Fran's wishes, all services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519) 583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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DYCK: After a brief hospitalization as the result of a brain injury, Henry (Herb) Dyck of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2011, at the age of 76, with his family at his side. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Dorcas (Sercombe); daughters Carol (Tom) Foster of South Paris, Maine, and Mavis Dyck of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba; sons Earl (Linda) of Brandon, Manitoba, Wayne (Ruth) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Dennis (and friend Dorothy) of Otisfield, Maine; grandchildren Dylan (Jessica) of Brandon, MB, and Deanna Dyck (Chad McKinnon) of Rapid City, Manitoba, Christopher Dyck of Chicago, IL, Amanda and Veronica Dyck of Jamesville, NY, Deleah Foster of Greenville, SC, Naomi, Devon, and Sherilyn Foster of South Paris, ME, and Timothy, Matthew, Rachel, and Joel Dyck of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Brayden and Jordyn McKinnon of Rapid City, Manitoba, and Jacob Dyck of Brandon, Manitoba; one brother, Abe Dyck of Kimarno, Manitoba; and one sister, Anne Watson of Winnipeg, Manitoba; as well as many nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Abe and Annie Dyck, his brother William, and his precious granddaughter, Dana Dyck. Henry was born on August 14, 1935, at Plum Coulee, Manitoba, and lived there with his family until September 1944 when they moved to Gladstone, Manitoba. After completing his schooling at Valley Stream School in 1951, he worked on farms in the area until he moved to Swan River to work as an apprentice jeweler in the fall of 1952. On December 1, 1954, Henry married Dorcas Sercombe in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. As he began raising a family, Henry worked as a farm hand for his father-in-law, John Sercombe, and also later for Fred Tufford. In 1960, Campbell’s Soup came to town, so Henry took a job at the plant until 1966. After diesel maintenance training at MIT (RRC) in Winnipeg, he moved to Brandon, Manitoba, where he worked with Lee Implements for a brief time. In 1972 he was hired as a letter carrier. Then in 1981 he transferred from Brandon to the Portage la Prairie post office, where he worked until his retirement in 1997.Henry’s spiritual journey began in the summer of 1948. While attending Vacation Bible School, Henry realized that the Lord Jesus had died for him; he repented of his sin, and he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. He often spoke with gratitude for the two young ladies who gave up their summer to come all the way from Ontario to give the gospel to the children in the district where he lived. He then began to fellowship with the believers at the Gospel Hall in Pine Creek, MB, and later in Portage la Prairie and Brandon, MB. Henry also had many friends with whom he enjoyed fellowship, including the Christians of Crescent Heights Chapel in Portage la Prairie. Henry was a generous supporter of many Christian ministries, especially children’s works that spread the good news of salvation through the Lord Jesus. He was also one of the original founders of Christian Heritage School in Brandon. Henry was enthusiastic about keeping alive the memories of times past and so enjoyed photography and collecting memorabilia, especially anything pertaining to the railroad. He also volunteered at several museums in southern Manitoba. He was the driving force in the placement of a cairn as a memorial of Valley Stream School in the Municipality of Westbourne in the District of Muir on July 31, 1999. Henry will be sorely missed by his loving wife and family, his many friends, and also by Mavis, his daughter and biking companion. A funeral service will be held at Portage Evangelical Church in Portage la Prairie on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will also be held at Crescent Heights Chapel, 1745 Saskatchewan Ave West, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 with a devotional at 7:30 pm. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Postal Bible Studies, P.O. Box 110, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3B2 or Canadian Sunday School Mission, 200-189 Henderson Hwy Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2L 1L7. Arrangements are by: Ronald Moffit Memoiral Services, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
DUNLOP: Thomas Robert William Dunlop. Surrounded by family, Tom Dunlop passed away peacefully and with dignity on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, at the Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba, after a long struggle with Lewy Bodies Disease. Tom was born on the farm in Dunrea, Manitoba, on March 17th, 1935. Tom married Eileen Smith in September, 1955, and farmed successfully on the family farm. He then got into the fertilizer business as a manager for Shur-Gro in Killarney for over 25 years. He also custom combined through the northern U.S. and Canada. Tom was an accomplished carpenter and enjoyed curling. Tom was a member of the Killarney Elks #238 for over 47 years. He also enjoyed dancing, playing ball, golf and hockey-an alumnist of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Tom was predeceased by his parents Jim and Edna Dunlop. In March 2000, Eileen Dunlop (Smith) his wife of 45 years passed away after a lengthy illness. “PAPA” will be deeply missed by daughter Karen Dunlop-Saindon (Marc) and son Tracy Dunlop (Chris) and grandchildren Lindsay (Russ), Joel (Ashley), Cory (Andrea), Benjamin, Georgia and one great grandson Oliver. Tom is also survived by sister Mavis Chambers (Ross). In November 2002, Tom married Marilyn Woolsey and resided in Killarney until his passing. They both enjoyed dancing and travelling in the winters, heading south or to British Columbia. Tom will be missed beyond measure by Marilyn and her children Geof Dixon, Marcia Downey, Patty Manning (Bill), Rhonda Dixon. grandchildren Cameron, Jared, Alanna, Chelsea, Brianna, Sonja, Marisa, family and friends. A private family interment shall take place at the Brandon City Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba. The memorial service to be held at the Killarney United Church, 432 Williams Avenue, Killarney, Manitoba, on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Bayside Personal Care Home and Dr. Anton Pio for their gentle and compassionate care. Memorial donations can be made to the Killarney Elks #238-Children’s Foundation Killarney Funeral Home
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