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de GOBEO: Lt. Col. (Ret.) R.P.L. de Gobeo, 19th June 1925 - 6th March 2012, 86 years. Roger was born in Birmingham England to Jessie Eckersley and Richard de Gobeo, on June 19, 1925. Roger was attending Monmouth College, an extension of Oxford University when England went to war. He joined the British army and was commissioned as an officer in the Worcester Regiment - from there he joined the parachute regiment and became a glider pilot and saw action in Europe during WWII. After the war Roger married Rita Beach of Worcester, England and resided in Birmingham, England where he had his first two children Philippa and Clifford. He owned and operated a senior complex. In 1951 Roger & Rita sold their business and moved to Ohio in the U.S.A. Roger found employment in Ohio but missed the military life, so in 1952 he moved the family to Canada, joined the 2nd Battalion "Royal Canadian Regiment" and his third child Christopher was born. In 1954 Roger was stationed in Germany until 1955 when he was sent to Shilo and was officer in charge of the parachute jump towers in Rivers. At this point Roger's marriage to Rita ended. Roger was ordered to Korea where the conflict was just wrapping up. Roger then returned to Canada where he remained until he was sent to Vietnam in 1958 to aid the international commission for supervision and control of Vietnam. He spent time in both Hanoi and Saigon respectively. While in Vietnam, Roger met his soon to be second wife, Claire Miquelon. Roger had his fourth child, Nancy, in 1960 when he returned to Canada and was stationed in Halifax. Then from 1961 - 1963 Roger was stationed in London, Ontario. Roger was again returned to Germany in 1964 where his fifth child Anne was born and returned to Ottawa in 1966 where his sixth child Genevieve (Gigi) was born. In 1968 Roger was sent to Cyprus where he was a peacekeeper with the United Nations. In 1969 Roger was sent to be Base Commander at Rivers where he presided over the closing of the Base in 1971. By 1972 Roger and the family were sent to Ghana, Africa where they remained until 1976 when Roger retired from the Military and decided after living in so many places all over the world, that Brandon was the place to be. He purchased a McDonald's Franchise and was the Owner/Operator for 15 years until he retired again in 1991. During his time back in Brandon Roger's marriage to Claire ended and in 1989 he remarried, this time to Pamela Heath and in 1996 Roger had his seventh child, Richard. This marriage ended in 2002 and Roger resided in Brandon until 2004 when he relocated to Souris where he stayed until relocating to Kelowna, BC in 2011. His lastyear at home and in Texas was filled with visits from most of his family. He passed away peacefully in his home in Kelowna on March 5th, 2012. The Ceremony to Celebrate Roger's life will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Padre Chris Arthur will officiate. Interment will follow in the Veterans' section of the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202-37 11th Street, Brandon MB R7A 4J2.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BICKNELL: Vivianne Bicknell, née Maguet, of Brandon, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 9, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Vivianne was born to Jean-Pierre and Marie Louise Maguet in Dauphin, MB on June 7, 1928. She spent her early years on the family farm at Ste. Rose du Lac and at the cottage at Clear Lake. A graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg, and the University of Manitoba, Vivianne spent her early career as a home economist with the Canadian Department of Fisheries in Ottawa. After her marriage to Ken in 1953, she made Brandon her home. Over the years, Vivianne used her talents as a restaurateur, realtor, interior design instructor, co-owner of the Specialty Shop with her sister-in-law Noreen, and Chair of the Unemployment Insurance Board of Referees. Many long-time Brandon residents will remember enjoying Vivianne’s pecan pie at the Suburban Restaurant. She was a member of Kinettes and K-40, and was active in the Francophone community in Brandon. Vivianne had a deep appreciation for art, music, literature and fashion. Creative and stylish, she prided herself in providing her family with a beautiful home. She will long be remembered as a wonderful hostess, a gourmet cook and for her beautiful gardens in Brandon and Clear Lake. Viv and Ken enjoyed many vacations in Mexico, trips to Europe and a trip around the world. The highlight of their travels was their visit to Vivianne’s father’s birthplace in Bretagne, France.Vivianne is survived by her husband Ken, children Monique (Brian Danaher), Michelle (Gordon McFadden), Ken (Laurie), Catherine (Martin Nelson) and Vivian (Darcy Lynne) and ten grandchildren who were the joy of Mémère’s life, Kendra, Kyle, Nicole, Danielle, Marcia, Sydney, Bridget, Drew, Audrey and Eric. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 328 - 8th Street on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2012, with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. The family deeply appreciates the loving care provided to Vivianne by ER and ICU staff at the BRHC. If so desired, donations in memory of Vivianne may be made to the CNIB, 354 10th St., Brandon, MB R7A 4G1 , or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2J7.
“Le Paradis à la fin de vos jours”
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BADOWICH: Doreen Violet May passed away on March 12, 2012. Doreen was born in Watford Hertz, England to Charles and May Pope on December 31, 1925, their only child. Doreen met the love of her life, Charlie, during the Second World War. They were married February 21, 1945 when she immigrated to Canada as an English War Bride. They were blessed with 4 children. Mom and Dad spent many wonderful years in Palm Springs, California. Mom’s passion was the creating of her beautiful porcelain dolls. Mom was Dad’s greatest supporter in all his endeavors. Special times for Mom were having English tea with her loving grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Doreen will always be loved and never forgotten by her dedicated husband of 66 years Charlie (Chuck); by her daughters, Angela (Joseph) Delorme, Darlene (Terry) Conway; sons, David Charles Badowich, Charles Dwight Badowich; her loving grandchildren, Jill Pierreponte, Travis (Tammy) Pierreponte, Christie (Graham) Garden, Brent Conway, Rebecca Badowich, Bridgette Badowich; great-grandchildren, Bauer and Ashlyn Pierreponte, Wyatt and Mackenzie Garden. A private family service will take place at a later date. The family wishes to sincerely thank all of the dedicated, wonderful caregivers on the 2nd Floor at Fairview Home. God Bless you all. Donations in memory of Mom may be made to a charity of choice.
With tender love and deepest regret, we who love you will never forget.Good-bye Mom
BICKNELL: Vivianne Bicknell, née Maguet, of Brandon, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, surrounded by her husband Ken and children Monique, Michelle, Ken, Catherine and Vivian. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 - 8th Street on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2012. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MONCRIEF: Donald Harold Craig Moncrief formerly of Rivers, MB passed away on March 10, 2012 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 74 years. Donald is survived by his wife Rosemary; children Amanda (Garnet) Roulette, Stephen Moncrief, William (Crystal) Moncrief & Kerri-Mae (Justin) Murray. A private service will take place in the Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Messages of condolences may be sent to minnfs@mts.netMinnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
KRAHN: Frieda Krahn, late of Brandon, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2012. Funeral service information will follow in tomorrow’s newspaper. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, (204) 727-0694.
KIDD: Carol Lynn Kidd of Brandon, beloved wife of Bob and loving mother of Darren (Karen Wright) and Richard (Sharon), grandmother of Eleena and Halle, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the age of 68 years, after a short and heroic battle with cancer. A "Come and Go" celebration of her life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Friday, March 16, 2012 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol Lynn may be madeto the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202 - 37 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DYCK: Helena J Dyck, age 97, beloved wife of the late Jacob P Dyck died on March 9, 2012 at the Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Friday March 16, 2012 at the Whitewater Mennonite Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be prior to the service at the church. Donations in memory of Helena may be made to M.C.C. or the Boissevain Morton Foundation, Box 1075, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
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Interment Boissevain CemeteryKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
REDDING: Florence Ivy, April 12, 1914 – March 6, 2012 With great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Ivy Redding, on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, in Penticton, B.C. Mom was born in Liverpool, England, and immigrated to Canada with her family at an early age. She received her schooling in Manitoba before returning to England. Mom and Dad were married in Chester, England, in 1945, and Mom then returned to Canada as a war bride in 1946. Dad and Mom farmed in Ingelow, Manitoba, until moving to Armstrong, B.C. in 1959. She lived in the North Okanagan until 14 years ago when she moved to Penticton. Mom was a proud mother and grandmother, and family always came first. She treasured her family and friends, and a cup of tea and a plate of cookies were always ready for visitors. Mom was sadly predeceased by husband John, son Brian, grandson Shane, sisters Bess and Peggy, and brother Wallace. She will be remembered with great love by daughters Linda (Gordon) and Shirley Ann (Lee); son Bill (Marlene); daughter-in-law Linda; grandchildren Glenn and Jennifer, Cass (Darcy) and Sam, Erin (Darren), and Grant; great-grandchildren Brydon and Owen, and Jordan; brothers Cy (Joan) and Gary (Stella); and many nieces and nephews.
“Not dead to us that loved her, Not lost, but gone before;She lives with us in memoryAnd will forever more.”
Arrangements entrusted to Hansons' Arbor Funeral Chapels & Crematorium.
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McMORRIS: John Carson, 93 years, beloved husband of the late Martha McMorris, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Private graveside funeral service will be held at the Del-Win Cemetery Deloraine, Manitoba at a later date. In memory of John, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Special Equipment Fund c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
NEWTON: Harold George, passed away peacefully February 8th, at the Souris Personal Care Home, at the age of 86. Harold was born in Hartney, August 27th, 1925, He was the fourth son born to Frank and Beulah ( Hatch). He was raised in the Deleau area until his family sold the farm and moved into Souris. Harold never married, but filled his time with his passion for repairing old farm machinery, and car and truck engines too. In his late 30’s he ventured away from home to work at various equipment service dealers, ranging from Cockshutt, and Massey Ferguson service to Chrysler/ Dodge dealerships, and after a few short years, returned back home. He had an aptitude for repairing any kind of old farm equipment,, he could weld many things, and took great pride in his contribution to the Heritage Committee in Souris as his welded handrail allowed safe passage to the lovely trail behind “The Plum.” He also contributed some of his talent to help build some of the beautiful hanging baskets seen hanging from the street light posts of Souris in the summer. He enjoyed entering his old car or tractor in local parades on fair day., and wandering through the old displays. Although a very private and quiet man, he would take part in family Weddings and Reunions, enjoy showing his things to family and friends on a visit., and frequently enjoyed a meal out at any of the local restaurants. His favorite thing was working out in a field with a distressed farmer, he was always most comfortable with a wrench in his hand. A celebration of Harold’s life was held at the Kowalchuk Funeral Home , February 13th, in Souris. Private interment will be at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. Harold was predeceased by his parents Frank and Beulah, 1 brother Ken, and 2 sisters in laws, Loraine, and Linda. He will be sadly missed by his 5 brothers, Russell (Betty), Kenora, ON, Lawrence, Regina, SK, Elmer (Nettie), Vernon, B.C., Bruce (Ailsa)- Vernon, B.C., Albert ( Shirley)- Vernon, B.C., and 1 sister, May (Albert) Brausse, Vernon, BC. Also leaving to cherish his memory are his nieces Lisa and children Danielle and Landon- Brandon, MB, and Nina (Greg) and children Keshia and Tiana, Vernon, B.C., along with the many other nieces and nephews, and friends. Donations can be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund, Box 518 Souris, R0K2C0.
TURNER: On Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2012, Anthony “Ron” Turner of Whitecourt, AB, formerly of Forrest, MB, passed away peacefully at the age of 61 years. Ron will always be loved and never forgotten by his daughter, Rebecca “Becky” (Antonio) Cianflone; his grandson, “A.J.” Antonio, all of Altona, MB; sister, Wreatha (Gordon) Curtis of Esterhazy, SK; brothers, Jacee of Brandon, MB and Mark (Carla) of Edson, AB; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son, Daniel and his parents, Anthony and Florence. A Gathering of Family and Friends was held on Thursday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44, 51 Avenue & 50 Street, Whitecourt, AB. Reverend Rene Faille officiated. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44, Box 874, Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1N8. To send condolences, visit
Park Memorial, Whitecourt 780-779-2533. Family Owned Funeral Home and Crematorium.
KOVERSKY: Dorothy Ilene Koversky (nee Maxwell) passed away peacefully at Boissevain Hospital at 7:20 p.m., on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Dorothy was to celebrate her 79th birthday on March 31, 2012. Dorothy resided at Westview Lodge where she enjoyed her last few years. She was born in Atwater, Saskatchewan and was the the first child of William (Bill) and Elsie Maxwell. She attended Verona School and spent her early years in Deloraine, Manitoba, where she worked as a Health Care Aide at Deloraine Hospital. Dorothy married and later resided in Boissevain. She worked at the Boissevain Co-op and enjoyed camping, bowling, clogging, sports, reading & playing cards with her many friends. In her later years, she spent numerous hours at various ballparks watching her Grandchildren play softball. She was an avid Blue Jays & curling fan. Dorothy loved to laugh and listen to others tell stories. She was unselfish, as life was never about her, it was always about her friends and loved ones. She was a loyal friend. She was a private, courageous, proud individual and left this world with dignity and grace. Dorothy is survived by four daughters, Brenda MacDonald, Barb Morgan (Doug), Marlene McFadzean (Greg) and Michelle McFadzean (Darin), ten Grandchildren and eleven Great Grandchildren. She is survived by one sibling, Keith Maxwell (Lucille) and various nieces and nephews and long-time friends, Bernice Petras, and Fay Adamson. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Maxwell, her sister, Shirley Judson, and special friend, Iris Sharp. A private service was held on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Waskada Cemetery and officiated by Reverend, Glen Whetter. Nevada McFadzean, Granddaughter of Dorothy, read her favorite poem, “In Flanders Fields”. Dorothy’s daughter, Marlene McFadzean, played the guitar and sang “The Rose”. “Amazing Grace” was sung by her Granddaughter, Zoe McFadzean. The Eulogy was read by her Grandson, Jesse McFadzean. Donations in memory of Dorothy, can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, PO Box 26331, Stn BRM B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 4R1,
IRONSIDE: The death of Darlene Ironside of Brandon occurred on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Donna Anderson and Debbie Barwick. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. A private family interment will take place. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Darlene may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - Manitoba Division, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRANGER: Mary Margret "Peggy" Granger passed away at her residence Fairview Personal Care Home on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Peggy was born December 26, 1909 to Andrew and Annie Elder on their farm in the Blyth district. Peggywas the youngest of four. She attended Blyth school. Peggy enjoyed entertaining family and friends and was very active in the Anglican Women's Auxiliary. John and Peggy spent 17 happy winters in their home in South Texas. John and Peggy celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary in October, 2005. Peggy was predeceased by husband John, brothers Wallace, Graham, and foster brother Andrew, sister Lexie, daughter Muriel and grandson Scott English. Survived by son Jack and partner Esther Nicol, son-in-law Bill English. Grandchildren: Kim and Patrick English, Stewart Granger, Andrew (Colleen) Granger, Thea (Bill) Thompson, and their mother Donna Granger. Great-grandchildren: Chelsa English, Hannah, Jessica Granger, Kailey and Jayce Thompson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, March 2, 2012 with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. She was laid to rest in Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Don Granger, Ross Granger, Bryce Granger and Jeff Elder. Donations in memory of Peggy may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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