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BOULET: In loving memory of Murray N. Boulet. Murray died at his home in Killarney, Manitoba on Sunday April 17, 2011 at the age of 64. In accordance with Murray’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Murray may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Transport Services; 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E0V9
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
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. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Senior Citizen's Association or The MS Society of Canada. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
JOHNSON:Joyce Lorraine (Hamilton) Johnson of Rivers, Manitoba, passed away on Saturday, April 16,2011 at the Riverdale Health Centre. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Robert in 2003. She is survived by her children Joanne Johnson, David (Connie Smith), Dianne (Greg Kowalchuk), and Wanda (Brent Strachan). A service to celebrate the life of Joyce Johnson will be held at Rivers United Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. In memory of Joyce, donations may be made to Rivers Recreation Facilities Review Committee, Box 220; Rivers United Church Property Reserve, Box 444; or Rivers Palliative Care, Box 429, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
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Complete obituary to follow. Arrangements in care of Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota. (866) 620-2744.
DRYDEN: Lillian Dryden, beloved wife of the late Gordon Dryden of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Thursday; April 14, 2011 at the age of 93 years. The funeral service will be held at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Thursday; April 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Breadalbane Cemetery, Lenore, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden and District Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund in memory of Lillian. e-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MUIR: In loving memory of Hazel Irene Muir, beloved wife of Frobes. Hazel died on April 15, 2011 at the Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 86. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 20, 2011 at the Deloraine United Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Del-Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Hazel Canadian Diabetes Association; P.O. Box 26331 STN BRM B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 4R1, or to a charity of own choice.
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Smith Funeral Home Ltd. 747-2088.
CURTIS: Mr. Morley D. Curtis of Reston, MB. beloved son of Don and Jennetta Curtis, and dear brother of Beth passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 15, 2011 at the age of 56 years. Morley is survived by his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Don and Jennetta (Ball) Curtis of Reston; 1 sister: Beth (husband Mike Worthington) Curtis and their children Ty and Shae of Brandon. He is also survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. A funeral service to celebrate Morley's life will be held at the Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. The interment will follow at the Reston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Morley may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron - Directors.
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WHITE: Betty White; of Hamiota, MB; beloved wife of the late Lou White and mother of Betty Lou (Jack) Cameron, Ralph (Kathy), and Donna (David) Ryan White; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 89 years of age. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM with interment in Scotia Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Hamiota Agricultural Society, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WILKINSON: It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Scott Wilkinson on Friday, April 8, 2011. Mary was born August 18, 1919 in Victoria, B.C. where she grew up with her mother, father and two sisters. It was in Victoria that Mary met and married her husband, Norm and they began their family. They moved to Brandon, where they lived most of their remaining days. Mary was a wonderful homemaker, who enjoyed working in her yard, caring for her flowers and shrubs and enjoying the outdoors. Mary is survived by; daughter Linda (Bruce) Owen, son Garry (Susan) Wilkinson; grandchildren Lesley (Phil) Allen, Dean Owen, Sara (Brandon) Price and great-grandchildren Austin Burtnack and Thomas Allen. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Norm and sisters Marg and Peggy. Mary’s Memorial Service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments followed in the George Brockie Fellowship Centre. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date, where Mary will be reunited with Norm for eternity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1stStreet, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Special thanks to the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their kind and compassionate care shown to Mary during her time there.
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WALLACE: Allan Edwin Wallace passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Regina General Hospital, Saskatchewan at the age of 85 years. He was born on August 28, 1925 at Golden Stream, Manitoba on the family farm where he grew up. He married Darlene Reshaur on December 10, 1949 and they resided in Gladstone until 1957 were their two daughters were born; Beverly in 1950 and Linda in 1955. They moved to Belmont, Manitoba in March of 1957 where Allan was employed by Anglo for 10 years. In 1967 the family moved to Brandon where Allan worked at Simplot and later retired from ACC when Darlene passed away on June 3, 1984. Allan married Dorothy Scott of Brandon and when she passed away he moved to Regina in 1991. He married Nina Mitchner on December 12, 1991 and they spent several years in British Columbia where they enjoyed RV life. They returned to Regina in 2006. Allan is survived by his wife Nina; his daughter Beverly (Ken), their sons Jonah and Geoffrey (Lyndsey); his daughter Linda (Ron), her daughter Cynthia (Wayne) and their children Renna & Sean her son Nicholas (Miranda) and their children Adrian and Blaine. He will also be missed by Nina’s daughter Carolyn and her sons Lee (Kaye), Terry (Nina) and their children and grandchildren. Allan is also survived by his brother Robert (Joyce); brothers in law Harold Lobban and Roland Reshaur; sisters in law Joyce Reshaur and Betty Lynn Vincent as well as many very special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Darlene; his second wife Dorothy; his sister Lela Hillman; his brother Wendell and his twin sister Alma (March 1, 2011). He had a keen interest in people and life. His good nature and friendly personality brought him into contact with many people. He will be sadly missed by all. A time of sharing and refreshments was held Friday, April 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gladstone United Church Annex. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Big Grass Foundation, Box 697, Gladstone Manitoba R0J 0T0. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
STRACHAN: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dallas Garth Strachan on March 29, 2011 at the Hamiota Health Centre. Dallas was born Feb 19 1961 in Hamiota. He grew up on the Strachan home farm and took his schooling in Hamiota. He then attended ACC in Brandon after High School. Dallas excelled at sports. His love of hockey, baseball, golfing and curling continued until his passing. He had many happy hockey experiences with numerous teams such as Deloraine, Neepawa, ACC and Hamiota. He also curled with his brother in 4 Provincial championships. He played hardball in his younger years and then later fastball. Dallas married Nancy Duncan on June 16, 1984 and they moved to the home farm where he farmed with his Dad and brother. Dallas and Nancy had two boys Tyler born 1986 and Joel born 1989. He then either coached or managed his boys hockey or baseball all through their school years. He rarely missed any sports they were involved in. Anyone who knew Dallas, knew of his competitiveness, his love of life, and the way he did everything at full speed. He was a giver, always the first there to help with whatever needed done. He never backed down from anything and volunteered for many community projects. He was well know for his huge smile and eyes that twinkled. Over the last few years he took in as much as he could. He did some travelling and camping and watched his kids play hockey. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Left to mourn Dallas' passing is his wife Nancy; sons Tyler(Serena), Joel (Michael); Mother Jean; brother Brent(Wanda); cousin Linda (Glenn); mother- in-law Ethel Armstrong (Barrie) and Aileen Turner; sisters in law Linda (Bill) Robinson, Sue-Anne (Craig) Price; brother-in-law Kevin (Yvonne) Duncan; several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Dallas was predeceased by his father Garth; brother Dennis; and father in law Harvey. A Celebration of life was held at the the Hamiota and District Sports Complex on April 2. If so desired donations may be sent to the ALS Society of Manitoba 493 Madison St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 1J2; or the Hamiota District Sports Complex Box 100 Hamiota, Manitoba.
SMITH: Ellen Louisa Smith age 90, of Carberry, Manitoba peacefully passed away on April 6, 2011 at the Carberry Health Centre. Ellen was born August 30, 1920 in Camherwell, England and came to Canada with her mother at age 2. She lived all her life in Carberry and married Roy Smith July 8, 1950. Ellen worked at many places in the town of Carberry including the Post Office, The Carberry News-Express, and lastly the Pharmacy which she retired from. Ellen was very much involved in the Anglican church. She always had a smile and hello for everyone she met, always caring about everyone and always so nicely dressed and made up. She was a real lady. If she knew you had a birthday, wedding, death or whatever you would get a card from Ellen. She also very much loved the town of Carberry and very generously gave alot of donations. Ellen was predeceased by her husband Roy Smith, July 1998; by her father William and her mother Ellen Louisa Golding; and longtime friend Jack Lupton, April 14, 2010. She is survived by one cousin, Lois Chandler of Winnipeg, and friend Bernice Lupton of Carberry; Roy's family - Verna Fallis of Brandon, Helen (Al) Lauder of Brandon; Doris (John) Clemens of Souris; Phyliss Kendal of Santa Barbara, California; and Harold (Marg) Smith of Vanderhoof, B.C. Funeral service was held at St. Agnes Anglican Church on April 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Shane Bengry officiating. Inurnment is at Carberry Plains Cemetery. White's Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements.
Ellen, you hold a special place in our hearts.
SCHNEIDER: Peter Schneider, loving father of Caitlyn and Hunter, beloved son of Ruedi and Emmi and beloved brother of Brigitte, Tom, Suzanne and Verena passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba Wednesday; April 13, 2011 at the age of 54 years. A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Centre (481 Queen St. W.), Virden Tuesday; April 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Kelowna, BC at a later date. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Helping Hands Centre of Brandon (Soup Kitchen) 111 – 7th St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3S5 in memory of Pete.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
SKAFEL: Jon Robert Jonsson - BSc, MBA, DHA, CHE, FACHE. Peacefully and with his family at his side, Jon passed away on Saturday, April 9th, 2011, in St Thomas, Ontario, in his 75th year. Loved husband of Selena “Ann“ (Ivill) Skafel and father of Andrew (Laurie Kizik) and Paul (Betsey Baldwin). Much loved “Afi” of Emmett and Owen. Dear brother of Michael (Janice Greaves, Matthew, Erika). Dear son-in-law of Lillian Ivill and brother-in- law of Margaret Hanel. Jon was born in Winnipeg, on April 26th, 1936 and grew up in Brandon, the son of the late Dr. Einar and Ena (Sparks) Skafel. He received his BSc from Brandon College. Jon was the retired C.E.O and President of the St. Thomas- Elgin General Hospital. He was an active community participant in the Rotary Club, Alzheimer Society, VON as well as serving on committees of Ontario Hospital Association and the Ministry of Health. He found great joy at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club, and on extended family ski and camping trips. A Memorial service to celebrate Jon's life was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas on Wednesday, April 13. Arrangements with Williams Funeral Home, St Thomas. Remembrances would be appreciated to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation, St Thomas or the London Health Sciences Centre (Renal Unit), London.
MOON: Myrtle Mae, of Brandon, MB, passed away at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, on Sunday, April 10, 2011 with family by her side at the age of 103. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband Bruce; daughter and son-in-law Nelda and Allan Johnson; son-in-law Don Barber and granddaughter Vicki Barber. Myrtle is also survived by her two daughters Norine Barber, Maxine (Dan) Lemieux; grandchildren: Bev (Pat) Larkin and family, Kris (Rick) Carlson and family, Wendy (Steven) Fletcher and family, Craig Barber and family, Brad Barber and family. Myrtle was a very caring person and loved spending her time with her family. A special thanks to her granddaughter Bev Larkin and great-granddaughter Kerry Larkin for all the time you spent with gramma. A private family graveside ceremony will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Killarney Cemetery.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McLEOD: Richard G. (Dick) of Manitowaning, Ontario suddenly passed away at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Sudbury, Ontario on April 6, 2011. Dick was born and raised in Brandon on January 6, 1945 to Norman and Ruth McLeod. He started his career in the grocery business at the North Hill IGA, Brandon, than moved to Winnipeg for a short time before moving to Ear Falls, then Red Lake, Ontario where he owned & operated the Red Lake IGA for many years. After selling the business he moved to Hillsdale, Ont. for a short time, before moving to Manitowaning, Ont., where he purchased another grocery store, where he lived & worked until his untimely passing. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Norman & Ruth, as well as a daughter Tammy and a granddaughter Darcie. Dick is survived by his wife Cathy, son Todd (Kim), daughter Traci and grandchildren Kari Lynn, Tyler, Brandon and Jeremy. He is also survived by his step-children, Robert, Tara, Jessica and their families, as well as his loving sister Sharon (Dave) Willingham of Winnipeg and their sons Shaun and Chad. Memorial tributes may be made to the heart & stroke foundation. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola, Ontario.
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