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HAMMOND: Melvin Lyle of Brandon, beloved husband of Edna Hammond, and father of Karen Masterman (Bruce), Keith Hammond (Barb), and Gwenda Gauley, passed away at Fairview Home on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the age of 89 years. A funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, highway 1A west of Brandon. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SOKOLOWSKI: Charlie Sokolowski passed away on November 12, 2011 at Brandon Regional Health Centre surrounded by his loving family at the age of 66 years. Charlie was born on October 2, 1945 in Brandon, Manitoba, the youngest child of Walter and Alexandria Sokolowski, and remained in Brandon for the majority of his life. In addition to spending quality time with family he valued spending his free time taking advantage of his natural mechanical talent and tinkering around the house and yard. He always looked forward to packing up his motor home in spring and summer for various road trips across Canada. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, brothers Bernie, John, Ludy and sister Marian (Dean) and father-in-law Art Moore. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Pat (nee Moore), children: Chuck of Winnipeg, Nadena of Fort McMurray Alberta, Jasmeen of Alexander, MB, Sheldon of Brandon, sisters: Bea Batke of BC and Anne Onufryk of Ontario and the grandchildren he loved so dearly: Justin, Makaja, Jadene, Steven, Avery, Sammy, Josh and Andrew as well as numerous nieces, nephews and mother-in-law Dorothy Moore. He will always be loved and within us all. As per Charlie's request no service will be held. If friends so desire a donation in memory of Charlie may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBERTSON: Garnet Austin Robertson of Brandon, passed away on November 12, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre Assiniboine Centre. Garnet was born June 12, 1925 in Winnipeg, MB, but spent his growing up years in Isabella. He was the son of Jack and Eva Robertson. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Della, baby daughter Marsha Lynn, brother Ross and sister-in-law Yvonne. A Celebration of Garnets life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery.
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GUDBRANSON: L. Sarah Gudbranson, beloved daughter of the late John and Lily Gudbrandson, mother of the late Gordon Gudbranson, sister of Alma Cave, Mable Mason, Emma Duthie, the late: Jack Gudbranson, May Stadnick, Thelma Gudbranson, and Gilbert Gudbranson, passed away at the Riverdale District Health Centre, Rivers, MB on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 81 years of age. A graveside service will be held at the Ancrum Cemetery, RM of Daly, MB on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Sarahs memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Unit 1 452 Dovercourt Dr, Winnipeg, MB, R37 1G4.
Messages of condolence can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
GRIFFITHS: Mary Elizabeth (Watters), 92, occurred Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Hillcrest Place, Brandon, MB. Graveside service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Arrow River Cemetery. A luncheon will be held in the Arrow River hall following the graveside service. Mary was born in Arrow River, MB on January 28, 1919. She was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Ellen; her husband Samuel in 1956; three brothers (William, Richard and Francis); three sisters (May, Eileen and Mildred). Mary is survived by her son, Kenneth (Wendy) of Brandon; daughter, Margaret (Robert) of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Mae Watters of Arrow River and many nieces and nephews. She has three granddaughters (Marilyn, Tracy and Wendy) and two grandsons (Darrell and Brent) and also three great-grandsons (Michael, Jordon and Cameron). Grandson Brent Griffiths will be urn bearer and granddaughter Tracy McDonald will read her eulogy at the luncheon. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations can be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home of Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
ELLIOTT: Ray Elliott of Napinka, passed away at the Deloraine Health Centre on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the age of 83. He was predeceased by his parents Joe & Edna (Tufts) Elliott; brother Reg Elliott; daughter Jocelyn Brigden; son Vernon Elliott; grandchildren Kendall Bloomer and Mark Miner. Ray is survived by his wife of 64 years Corinne; children: Rod of Fort Worth, TX., Vicki (Doug) Miner of Pierson, Teena (Jack) Bloomer of Melita, and Dean (Patty) of Melita; fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. You are invited to a time of fellowship and remembering with the Elliott family at the Napinka Drop-In, Napinka, MB. on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be given to the Napinka Cemetery Fund Box 75 Napinka, MB. R0M 1N0 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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TAIT: It is with sadness that the family announce the passing of Robert Joseph Tait (February 14, 1921 - November 10, 2011). Bob was born and educated in Brandon. He served his country in the second World War as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was employed by Canadian Pacific Railway from 1947 until 1988. He is survived by his son Sean, daughter-in-law Cheryl and grandchildren Jordan and Courtney all of Kelowna, B.C. as well as stepdaughters Diane (Hank) Weenink and Heather (Glen) Shelton. In keeping with Bob's wishes, no funeral service will take place. We ask that your memories of Bob serve as your last respects to him.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HOLLYOAKE: Rowland William, 1918 - 2011. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rowland (Roly) William Hollyoake at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre unit on November 11, 2011 at the age of 93. Roly was born March 20, 1918 in Stony Stratford, England. He emigrated with his family from England to Canada when he was 11 years old. The family settled in Mannville Alberta on a farm, which was not Roly's cup of tea and as soon as he was able, he joined the Air Force in 1942. After training in Ontario he was posted to Dauphin Paulson Airport as an aircraft mechanic. He spent his entire air force life at Paulson Airport and freelanced as the base projectionist to entertain the troops with movies. After his honorable discharge from the war (1945), he met his future wife Louise Musgrave in Dauphin. He decided to hitchhike to Hollywood where he would meet Bob Hope & Mary Pickford and stay with Roddy McDowall. His story of this trip was told over and over again. After returning from Hollywood, Roly & Louise were married on June 25, 1946. They had five children, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In 1949, Roly Joined the Dauphin Lions Club. This was the beginning of a 60 year relationship with Lions and in 1984 he was elected District Governor of 5M12; this was to be his "other" family as we knew it; his Lion's family. He was a devoted Lions member and served right up until his stroke. Because of his devotion to Lions, he received many prestigious Lion's awards, was the first Lion elected into the 5M13 Hall of Fame, and helped to organize 17 Lions clubs during his term as governor. Before retiring to Souris in 1986, Roly enjoyed many years in the hotel business in Dauphin and Souris, as well as many other business endeavors. In 2007 Roly moved from Souris to Brandon where he resided at Victoria Landing. He soon became an important part of that family and served as their bartender twice a week - his claim to fame "the oldest bartender in North America", which made the newspapers across the country and aired on CBC news radio. He will be lovingly remembered by his five children, Gary, David (Barb), Doug (Charlene), Janice (Ed Neufeld) and Mark (Marlene), also his 12 grandchildren Greg, Kevin & Corrine, Chris & Jeff (Lori), Megan & Alyssa, Blake, Jill & Katie Neufeld, Shane & Savanna, great grandchildren Brittany & Alex and Tayler, his brother's Reg & Dennis and sister Margaret. Roly was pre-deceased by his wife Louise in 2002. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be sorely missed. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Pauls United Church in Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. followed by fellowship and refreshments in the church auditorium. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris is in care of the arrangements. The family would like to express our sincere thanks to the Brandon General Hospital and the Assiniboine Centre for the care dad received. The family wishes to thank all those that who helped in our time of need. A private family service will also be held at Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roly's memory to the Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dog program or the Lions Foundation of Manitoba & N. W. Ontario.
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BROCKEST: Jack Edward Brockest, beloved husband of the late Shirley Brockest and dear father of Cathie (Nelson Roger) Strong, and Bob (Doris), passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the age of 84 years. A Celebration of Jacks life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
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GREGOIRE: Surrounded by his family, Real Gregoire passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at Fairview Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Fr. James Ahaneku, celebrant. A private family interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada-Manitoba Branch, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, R7A 2B2 or to Seniors for Seniors, 311 Park Avenue East, Brandon R7A 7A4. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GUDZ: Mrs. Connie Gudz of Brandon passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Prayers will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to honour Connies life will be held at St. Augustines Church on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment to follow at a later date. Donations in memory of Connie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, (Westman District), 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ADAMSKI: Ramona Caye Adamski of Brandon, beloved wife of Tom and dear mother of Marjorie Bojarski, Julie Hughes, and son Tom, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Prayers will take place at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustines Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. A private family interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ramona may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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WILSON: George Raymond Wilson passed away early on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. He leaves to mourn seven children, Faye (Charlie), Wayne (Edith), Bob (Marie), Janet (Roy), Judy, Dennis and Marie, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also cherishing his memory are sisters Jean Beddome and Ruth (Alvin) Knudson and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his wife of 66 1/2 years, Jean; his father, Robert, his mother, Ruth, his brother John, his sisters-in-law: Muriel Wilson, Christy McKay, brother-in-law Stewart Holmes, nephews David and James McKay, Jim Holmes, daughter-in-law Laurie Wilson and two great grandchildren Shawn Morgan and Austin Morgan. Ray was born on the family farm at Killarney, Manitoba on November 23rd, 1921, the eldest child of Robert and Ruth. He grew up on the farm and received his education at Hullett's one room country school. While serving a stint in the armed forces during World War II, while stationed in Debert, Nova Scotia, he met the love of his life, Jean Holmes. Ray and Jean were married on May 6, 1944 in Niagra Falls. After short says in Nova Scotia and British Columbia they returned to the farm following his discharge from the army. They farmed and raised a family of seven in the Hullett and Tisdale districts and relocated to Brandon in 1965. Ray was employed as an orderly at the Assiniboine Hospital and delivery driver for Champs KFC before getting back to his agricultural roots as a salesman with Co-op Implements. It was this career that led to a move to Carman in 1970, where he assumed the position of manager of the Carman depot. In 1975, Ray and Jean and 3 of the children relocated back to Brandon. A new change in careers led to employment with Assiniboine Realty and following a "short lived retirement" he spent a number of years driving a school bus for Brandon School Division. Early in life, Ray heard the gospel and remained true to God's word for the rest of his life. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, always quick to provide support to his family and extended family, whenever and whatever was required. Next to his family and friends, his greatest joy was found through working with his hands,gardening, preserving the produce and sharing with everyone around him. He was proud of his heritage and never missed an opportunity to relate stories from his earlier life and experiences to anyone who cared to listen. His grandchildren would sit for hours, glued to his every word, and though grown up, some still recite the stories as well as Grandpa did. A time of viewing for family and friends will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Souris Glenwood Community Complex, 30 - 3rd Avenue West, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery at 2:30 pm. Officiants will be Jim Atcheson, Ruth Sinclair and Amber Wilde. Pallbearers will be Ray's grandson's: Bob Morgan, Bill Morgan, Brian Morgan, Dean Bieber, Tony Campbell and Ken Wilson. The family wishes to thank the medical staff at Assiniboine Centre Floor 200 for the care and compassion they showed to Dad during his stay. A special thanks to friends of the family for all of the words of compassion and acts of kindness displayed during this difficult time.Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RUSHTON: The death of Shirley Ann Rushton occurred on Monday, October 30, 2011 at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 56years. Shirley was born September 27, 1955 at Westville, Nova Scotia. Growing up she enjoyed time spent with "Henry", her horse and best friend. She attended Westville High School excelling in sports and graduated from Lahr Senior High School. Shirley married and moved to Manitoba where she discovered her passion for bowling. Shirley then moved to Germany in 1979, where she and husband Tom raised their family. For the past twenty years Shirley and her children have resided in Brandon and she was employed at Basefoods in Shilo, Manitoba. Shirley was secretary treasurer for the UFCW and she was always part of a bowling league. Shirley is survived by her children: Tammy Lynn Rushton, Jennifer Leigh Rushton, Wesley Roger Rushton, as well as her parents Allan Arthur and Shirley Ann Horton, brother Allan Horton. She is also survived by her granddaughter Samantha Jayde Rushton-Rea and grandson Kyle Blake Rushton. Shirley was predeceased by her grandparents Henry and Ann Duggan and her uncle Aubrey Duggan. The Ceremony to Celebrate Shirley's Life was held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Friday, November 4, 2011. Rev. Wayne and Lynne Sanderson officiated. Urn Bearer was Jennifer Rushton. Interment was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Shirley to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2020 - 10th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 3M2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MEYERS: Joan. Peacefully at the Carberry District Health Centre, after a lengthy illness, Joan passed away on October 31, 2011 at the age of 72 years. Respecting Joan's wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life has been held. If friends so desire, donations to Carberry Health Centre/Palliative Care or a charity of one's choice. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba was in care of arrangements.
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