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WEBBER: Reginald (Reg) John Webber; beloved husband of the late Joy Webber and father of Ken (Shirley), Elaine Dillon (Sandy Black), Garry (Janice); passed away at the Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers, Manitoba on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 90 years of age. A private family graveside service will be held at the Crandall Cemetery, Crandall, MB, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Reg’s memory to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744
POLVI: Rodney Lyle of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Joyce Polvi (née Flanders,) passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the age of 59 years. Memorial Donations in memory of Rod may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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SILVIUS: Irvin Neal "Dusty" Silvius of Brandon, formerly of Rivers, Manitoba passed away on October 15, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Irvin was born on November 29, 1924 and raised at Walpole, Saskatchewan. He was the oldest of four brothers. In November of 1943, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the army as a private in the infantry and was stationed in England and France during World War II. In August of 1944 he was wounded at Falaise Gap, France, and ultimately medically discharged from the army. He began working as a laborer for the Canadian National Railway in June of 1946, progressing to Section Forman in 1951. His career with the CNR took him to many communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba with his last move being to Rivers, Manitoba in 1969. Two major career stops with the CNR were 17 years spent in Fairlight, SK and 15 years in Rivers prior to retirement. Dad retired from the CNR in October, 1984, after 38 years of dedicated service. Irvin married the late Bernie Marjorie Hoff on July 17, 1948. They raised a family of four boys and shared over sixty years together. Dad enjoyed all sports especially baseball, football, hockey and curling. He was a very enthusiastic spectator of sporting events; with all his movements and actions it was like he was out there playing the game trying to help out. Dad was an avid curler, and very active in the Fairlight community as minor youth coach for both hockey and baseball. For several years he volunteered as ice maker for both the hockey and curling rink and umpired senior baseball for many years. Mom and he attended many Briers, Scotties and world curling championships over the years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spent hours tending his immaculate vegetable gardens. He always enjoyed watching the sporting events of his grandchildren who lived near to him. He is survived by his four boys: Ray (Valerie) of Winnipeg, Alan (Darlene) of Brandon, Kevin (Peggy) of Regina and Larry (Eileen) of Rivers; his precious grandchildren: Robin (Al), Angela (Dave), Lana (Myron), Jennifer (Colin), Ryan (Lisa), Christopher (Delee), Michael (friend Kelsey) and Jesse; his adorable great-grandchildren: Morgan, Brayden, Jillian, Riley, Georgia, Callum, Taggart, Sawyer, Aubrey, Abigail, Emma and Joshua (born 8 days after his passing). He also leaves behind his brother Clare (Donna); sister-in-law Joyce and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ray and Katyan (nee McKaskill); brothers John and Dale; and his precious grandson Jason Daniel Silvius. The ceremony to Celebrate Irvin's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Wayne Sanderson of Trinity United Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Irvin may be made to Riverdale Community Centre, Box 677, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0. May you rest in peace Dad, until we meet again.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
MITCHELL: The death of Verna Maude Mitchell, beloved wife of the late Alf Mitchell, occurred on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.Funeral arrangementsare pending withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MARCQ: Marie Therese, 81 years, beloved wife of Gaston Marcq, mother of Clair, Francis and Dennis, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Funeral mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Marie, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
LACHARITE: Kathleen Mary Lacharite (nee Oertel) passed away peacefully November 22, 2012, at Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Full obituary to follow.
JONES: Laurence Harvey Jones. On November 19, 2012, Harvey Jones, a true gentleman, passed away after five years residency at Oakview Place in Winnipeg. He was born on April 23, 1917, eldest son of Mattie and Ed Jones. Raised in Regent, Manitoba and educated at West Hill until grade 9, completing grades 10 and 11 by correspondence. Harvey received his BSc degree in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba in 1942. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar mechanic, trained at Toronto and graduated with a commission; followed by passage to Britain where he worked in radar until the War’s end. Returning to Canada he was appointed Agricultural Representative in Hamiota. Later moving to Carman with his young family he joined Manitoba Pool Elevators as a Field Rep for the next 13 years. He transferred to the Winnipeg head office in 1963 to organize the newly established Farm Supplies Department. He married Alba Adams, a nurse at Deer Lodge Hospital, in 1946. Harvey and Alba had two wonderful daughters, Donna who passed away May, 1961 at the age of 10 and Margaret who passed away February, 2009. Harvey’s wife of 60 years predeceased him July 30, 2007. He is survived by his sister Audrey Wannamaker and family of PEI, his brother Les Jones and family of Brandon, Manitoba and the Adams family in Vancouver. The family wishes to thank all the caring staff at Oakview Place for the exceptional care given to Harvey over the past years. A Celebration of Harvey’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28th at Kirkfield Park United Church, 472 Kirkfield Street, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers a donation in Harvey’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
BACHEWICH: William (Bill) of Surrey, B.C. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kologinski) passed away at the Surrey Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the age of 85. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Kathleen (Kologinski), daughter Shelley (Stan & family), sons, Danny & David. Sisters, Anne Soltys of White Rock, BC, Alma Sali of Minnedosa, MB and Brother-in-law Jack Ostash of Calgary, AB. Bill was predeased by his parents John & Mary Bachewich, sister Marie Ostash, and brothers-in-law Steve Soltys and Robert Sali. Funeral arrangements to be made at a later date.
McPHADEN: Cedric Arnold Lorne McPhaden; beloved husband of the late Bettina McPhaden; father of Dianne, Roderick, Ian (Beth), Arnold (Bridget), and the late Rosemary Higgins; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 104 years of age. A service to celebrate Cedric’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:00am with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Cedric’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B - 457 9th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4K2.
Messages of condolenceand/or photos can be sharedvia the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
BROWN: Cecil Edward, June 3, 1933 – November 9, 2012. Cecil Edward Brown passed away at the age of 79 years in Evansburg, Alberta. He is survived by his son Donald Brown and daughter Pamela Craven; grandchildren Michael (Lindsay) Brown; Edward (Kerri) Brown; Amanda (Marc) Labonte and Thomas Craven; great-grandchildren Isabelle, Rosalie and Sofie Labonte and Wyatt and Gaige Brown; brothers Gordon (Mary) Brown; Wilf (Georgina) Brown; sister-in-law Donna Brown; brother-in-law Roy Brown. Cecil was predeceased by his wife Noreen Alma Brown nee: Patterson; his parents Christopher and Alma Brown; brothers’ Reginald and Jim; sisters Flora Brown, Olive Hunt and Lottie Dryden; brother-in-laws Stan Hunt and Donald Dryden. Funeral Services were held at Parkland Funeral Chapel, Stony Plain, Alberta on Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Tributes may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Parkinson’s Society.
Floral or written tributes may be made to parklandfuneralservices.comParkland Funeral Services, Stony Plain, 780.963.2520
ROBERTSON: Jessie (Daisy) Robertson of Strathclair passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the age of 83 years. Daisy is survived by her sons: Donn (Debby), Bruce, and Floyd (Debby Lee); daughter Cathy (Ray) Hall; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and brother Jim Creber. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Strathclair Baptist Church. Interment will take place at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. Rev. Bob Knight will officiate. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Strathclair Baptist Church or to a charity of their choice.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements (204) 759-2160.
YACYSHEN: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Cynthia "Cindy" Hope Yacyshen on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Rick Wells will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Cindy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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WELLS: Mabel (nee Hudson) passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 15, 1932, to Bert and Vivian Hudson at East Bay MB, Mabel lived most of her life in Brandon with her husband “Harry” Wells. She worked in healthcare in Brandon for over 50 years, including the Brandon General, and Brandon Mental hospitals, the Brandon Sanitorium and working for Dr. Grube for 10 years, and 25 years at Hillcrest Place. Mabel leaves to mourn her four remaining daughters: Darlene (Jim) Milne, Linda (Floyd) Harkness, Penny Wilson, and Tammy (Mark) Van Loo; son-in-law Jerry Bage; and their families, as well as brothers, sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harry, daughter Tanise, parents, son-in-law Floyd, and several siblings. A Ceremony to Celebrate Mabel's life was held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Arlene Robertson officiated. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mabel may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “A Sense of Home” Campaign, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 204-727-0330
MARTENS: David E. Martens, age 66 beloved husband of Emmy Martens died at Boissevain Health Centre on November 17, 2012. Public viewing will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Boissevain, Manitoba on Wednesday November 21, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A public burial will be held at Boissevain Cemetery on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the Mennonite Brethren Church at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dave may be made to Next Step Ministries P.O. Box 33049 Panorama Hills Calgary, AB T3K 0A1 or Children's Camps International (Fiji) Box 1027 Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0.
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Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
KOTASKA: Helen. Peacefully and surrounded by God’s Light and Love and her family, our Mom (Baba), Helen Kotaska passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Mom was born March 10, 1937 in Brandon, MB to an amazing set of parents, John & Julia Pacyna. Our grandparents saw to it that Mom and her sister Louise (our Auntie Cookie) were deeply involved in their parish and community. Mom received Honors in school for her musical studies and she traveled every week to Winnipeg to study violin under Professor Waterhouse. A large part of the Brandon community was attending local weekly dances at the Sokol Hall where she met Jaroslav (Jerry) Kotaska and they soon married. Helen & Jerry moved to Carberry and ran the Solo Store for many years. Together they had six children: Mark (Audrei), Jackie, Pat (Rick), Terry, Rick (Bonnie) and Toni (Guy). Other than her children, Mom’s greatest pride & joy were her grandchildren: Danette (Casey), Sarah (Darcy), Steven, Kelly (Joanna), Kevin (Meredith), Alysha, Noah, Devan and Natalie; great grandchildren: Mallory, Ilyanna, Camryn, Tristan and Abigail. Not only was she Baba to these grandbabies, but also Baba to a countless number of children that passed through her door. A second Mom to many of her children’s friends and kids she cared for, who spent much time with her for her counsel, advice or time; her door was always open and she always took time to listen and have a cup of coffee. Her house was always busy, filled with children of all ages, music, pets and a sense of fun chaos. We would like to think that she loved every minute of it! She was patient, had a quick wit and great sense of humor, loved to laugh, dance, sing and we are so grateful that she instilled in us a great appreciation of music. Faith was deep seeded in Mom and she, until recent years, faithfully attended services at her church. Her church was her other home where she taught catechism, volunteered at functions and was involved with church council. Faith was her rock and she was ours. We will draw upon this when we miss her physical presence. She was not afraid to leave this earth and before she left us, gave these precious words: “I will never leave you, I will be with you always. Have Faith. Without Faith there is only Despair.” Mom, you will never know the impact you had on so many people. We love you more than we can ever express. How lucky we are to have had you in our lives. Not a day will go by that we will not miss you. Thank you for the lessons that you taught us: the importance of family, faith, patience and compassion. We hope we made you proud Mom, and may we continue to honor you. We love you. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 224 Lisgar Street, Carberry, Manitoba. Interment will follow at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. As tokens of sympathy, donations in memory of Helen may be made to Carberry Health Centre, Box 2000 Carberry, MB, R0K 0H0 or Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Box 836 Carberry, MB R0K 0H0. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oak Bank, MB 204-444-5444.
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