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RANNIE: Suddenly, on Tuesday, June 14th, Jim Rannie of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away at the Birtle Health Center at the age of 92 years. James (Jim) Scarth Rannie was born in the Lidcliff District, Manitoba on December 2, 1918. James was the son of Robert Scarth Rannie and Eliza (Daisie) Harriet Rannie (nee Flett), and had 3 brothers, Robert, Douglas and Richard, and one sister, Sheila. At the outset of World War II, Jim enlisted in the Royal Winnipeg Rifle ("Little Black Devils") at the age of 21 and served overseas, where he was wounded in action. While overseas, Jim met Mary (Maisie) Elizabeth Rutherford Leask, and they were married on March 20th, 1951. Jim and Maisie have two children, Elizabeth and Graham. Jim and Maisie operated the family farm in Binscarth until the mid-1980's, when Jim retired and turned the farm over to Graham. Jim was also active in crop insurance for several years prior to retiring. Jim had a very active retirement, an avid golfer, their retirement home backed on the Binscarth Golf Course, which Jim regularly used. Jim also enjoyed fishing, and looked forward to his annual fishing trips with friends. He attended every Royal Winnipeg Rifles reunion until in later years health issues prevented him from attending. Jim was an active member of the Legion for 65 years. As well, he enjoyed meeting friends at Choy's restaurant for coffee, and looked forward to many family get togethers. Jim was predeceased by brothers Bob and his wife Dorothy, Doug, and Dick and his wife Noreen, sister Sheila and her husband Andrew. Jim will be missed by Maisie, son Graham and his wife, Janice, daughter Elizabeth and her husband Colin, 4 grandchildren Crystal and her partner Eric, Scott and his wife Hanna, Kristie and Sean, 6 great-grandchildren Hailey, Ben, Chayanne, Amaya, Ethan, and Sierra, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Monday, June 20, 2011 from the Binscarth Community Hall with Pastor George Fry officiating. Interment followed in the Binscarth Cemetery. The members of the Legion stood as an honor guard. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Russell Personal Care Home or Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service was in care of the arrangements. (204) 773-2747).
POOLE: Helen Gail (formerly Ludwig, nee Fairbairn). Peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at age 71. Predeceased by her beloved husband Art Poole, and her devoted mother Leila Chisholm (nee Baskier). Loving mother to Leah Ludwig (Larry DeVeau), Dave Ludwig (Pam), and Bob Ludwig (Penny). Proud grandmother to Jordan, Dylan and Mitch. Best friend and cousin to Ethel Mae MacArthur. Gail was born in Flin Flon and grew up in Winnipeg. She also lived with her aunt Helen Shea in Ontario for some years, during which time she and her cousin Ethel grew to be as close as sisters and the best of friends. Gail married and moved to Portage la Prairie and then Brandon with her first husband, Max Ludwig. She was a dedicated homemaker, a doting mother and a supportive wife. She sewed countless items for the Hadassah Bazaar to support Max’s Jewish heritage. During this time she and Max managed Kolchin and Boxer, an upscale furrier’s establishment. Working at Kolchin and Boxer was the beginning of a long career in retail for Gail. She went on to work at Reitman’s, Kullberg’s Furniture, and Zeke’s Jewellers. She was the perfect person to work in retail, as she loved meeting people, talking to them, and discovering enough about them to help them find just what they were looking for. She made many, many friends over the years. With her second marriage, to Arthur Poole, Gail found the love of her life. Gail and Art were the ultimate team. They worked side by side, tirelessly, maintaining their home in Brandon, a huge garden, and their beloved cottage near Riding Mountain National Park. They loved to garden, fish, travel, and socialize. These were the happiest years of Gail’s life. Gail was a sweet soul, a true lady, and a loving and generous person. She was also strong, brave and resilient. She will be ever remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. A graveside service honouring Gail’s memory was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on April 28, 2011, followed by a memorial reception at the Victoria Inn to celebrate Gail’s life. Donations in memory of Gail may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
PAWLUCK: Kenneth Pawluck of Rideau Park Personal Care Home passed away at his residence on May 29, 2011 at the age of 64 years. Ken was born in Brandon on March 25, 1947. He was well known in the community as an “East Ender” and he will be sadly missed by his long-time friends and caregivers. Burial took place in the family plot at the Brandon Cemetery on June 10, 2011.
O’CONNELL: Jean Stella (nee Schott). Peacefully at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 in her 87th year. Beloved mother of Robert Evans (Cheryl), Karen Redmond (Robert) and Rhonda Cross. Loving grandmother of Robert, David, Robyn, Tammy, Kimberly and Robbie and great grandmother of several great grandchildren. Visitation will be held in the Chapel at St. Peter’s Church on Friday June 24th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. If desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, St. Peter’s Church or Sisterhood of St. John Divine.
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MCRAE: The death of William McRae, beloved son of Larry and Teresa McRaeoccurred accidently on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Prayers will be said atMemories Chapel on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Divine Liturgy will becelebrated at Central United Church 327-8th Street on Monday, June 27, 2011at 10:30 am. Celebrant will be The Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Cantor will beStella Fedeniuk. A private family service of Interment will be held at theRosewood Memorial Gardens. Complete obituary information will follow.Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Bill to the CanadianCancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C2B7 or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 727-0330.
GRAY: The death of Eileen Catherine Gray occurred at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The ceremony to celebrate Eileen's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment will follow in the Carroll Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Eileen to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DOWN: Noreen Robertson Down (April 7, 1923 – June 22, 2011), passed away peacefully with her sons by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Noreen was predeceased by her husband Leonard in September 1999 and by an infant son, Keith. She leaves behind her three sons: Bill (Bonnie), John (Susan), Bob (Bonnie); grandson Jeff, granddaughters Jamie (Wade), Danielle (Mark), Darla, Robyn (Dave), Kristen (Jesse); great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Nathan, Brooke, Bailee, Hayden; and brother Barry Wallace of Merritt, B.C. Mom enjoyed playing cards and was always up for a game of crib. She took pleasure in beating us, which came pretty easy sometimes. Hobb’s Manor was a great place for Mom – she enjoyed all the activities there, which kept her busy. Special thanks to all of Mom’s friends from Hobb’s who came to visit her, your visits made her day. Thanks to Dr. Meredith and staff at the Assiniboine Centre for all their care and support. The Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Robin Walker of St. Matthew’s Cathedral officiating. Interment will follow at the Rounthwaite Cemetery. Donations in memory of Noreen may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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CHASTKO: Anne Chastko (née Rebenchuk), passed away peacefully at age 98, on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Anne was born at Erickson, Manitoba on June 1, 1913, the third of four children, to Fred and Rose Rebenchuk. After her marriage to Stan Chastko on May 27, 1937, they had two boys Bernard and Robert. Anne and Stan along with the boys, began farming in Ozerna, Manitoba and after seven years they moved to Kelloe, Manitoba. Seven years later they moved to another farm near Kelloe and successfully farmed there for 30 years until 1981, at which time they retired and moved to Brandon. Anne was a character and when asked what she liked best about farming she would say “the hard work”. But when asked what she liked least about farming she would reply just as convincingly “the hard work”. During their retirement they spent their time tending their house and yard as well as a large garden. They enjoyed entertaining friends around their table and especially relished a good game of cards. They went on several holidays with son Robert, driving and camping together. Anne was the goddess of her kitchen and spent many hours both preparing for and then hosting family and friends. Each meal seemed to flow into the next with preparation and attentiveness and she treated her guests with that same devotion. She taught many of us her tricks of the trade in the kitchen for many dishes and particularly Ukrainian holiday dishes, which she prepared throughout the year. She also did quilting with a group of women in Brandon. At the time of her husband’s death in 2003, she moved to Winnipeg’s Heritage Lodge, then a year later to Riverview Health Centre, where she made friends with staff and residents. Anne will be greatly missed by son, Bernard (Vicky), daughter- in-law Rose and family; grandchildren: Lorne (Donna), Jacqueline, Raymond (Karlin) and Valerie (Dave); great grandchildren: Vanessa, Kari, Westan, Brenden, Noah, Levi, Trevor and Stacy; and numerous other relatives and their families. She is survived by sisters-in-law Anne Rebenchuk and Mary Rebenchuk. Anne was predeceased by husband Stan; her three brothers Bill, Mike and Nick; her son Robert and granddaughter Charleen. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St Augustine Church, 327 4th Street, Brandon, with Father James Ahaneku as Celebrant. A time of viewing will take place prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be: Raymond Chastko, Westan Chastko, Tom Chastko, Allan Rebenchuk, Paul Sorochynski and Jerry Kozicki; Honourary pallbearers: Mary Rebenchuk, Anne Rebenchuk, Theresa Michalchuk, Cecilia Munro, Ed Leganchuk, Rose Leganchuk, Gerry Reboul, and Carrie Sorochynski. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverview Health Centre for their years of care and compassion shown to Anne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverview Health Centre Foundation, One Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 2P4 or
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KOZAK: The death of Olga Kozak beloved wife of the late Albert Kozak, loving mother to Raymond, Carla, Noreen and Leon occurred at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The ceremony to celebrate Olga's life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Olga to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4211 Younge St. Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FULTON: Eric (Rick) Fulton of Birtle passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Russell Health Centre at the age of 61 years. Rick is survived by his wife Carla and children Jill and Tim. The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Birtle United Church with Rev. Heather Robbins officiating. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Birtle Foundation or the Birtle United Church Memorial Fund.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204)773-2747.
HUNCHAK: Kyle Joseph Hunchak passed away in the city on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Kyle was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on June 10, 1967. He started school at Medicine Hat, Alberta and completed his schooling at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Kyle moved to Brandon where he worked as a salesperson. He later married Kathy Shannon. Their daughter, Brittny, was born on January 13, 1994. Brittny was the apple of Kyle's eye. During his lifetime he did many different jobs. He enjoyed a challenge and never gave up. Kyle will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Brittny and step-daughter Krystal, bothof Brandon; father, Harold of Tisdale, Saskatchewan; mother, Virginia of Calgary, Alberta; two brothers, Jaret of Calgary, Alberta and Daren of Brazil; and one sister, Sherri (Mark) of Sherwood Park, Alberta. He will also be remembered by nephew, Jessi of Sherwood Park, Alberta; as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Father James Ahaneku of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Kyle to a charity of their choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McCALLUM: The death of Yvonne Norma "Bonnie" McCallum occurred at FairviewHome on Sunday, June 19, 2011. The Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm. with viewing at the church prior to the service. Pastor Gary Jennings will officiate. Interment will follow in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba,#3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STEWART: Yvonne Isabel Stewart of Brandon, beloved mother of Yvette (Bob) Starkell of Vancouver, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the age of 96 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. with interment to follow in the Brandon Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Lion’s Manor (Downstairs Hall), 35 Victoria Avenue East from 1:30 to 3:30. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire a donation may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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NORRIE: Cyril Collin Norrie; of Isabella, Manitoba, passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 81 years of age. Cyril is survived by his loving wife Doreen; sons Angus (Pat), Chris, Neil (Michele), Ryan (Janice); grandchildren Michelle (Allan), Brett (Beth), Caleb, William, Layne, Sawyer, Holden; great grandchildren Kyia, Carter, Karli, Jaeda; brother Frank (Ruth); sisters in-law Jean and Gloria; and several nieces and nephews. Cyril was predeceased by his parents John and Helen; brothers Geordie, Bill (Lois), Gordon, Charlie (Phyllis) (Eunice), Archie; sisters Thelma (Don) Carnegie, Eleanor (Melvin) Baggs, and Cora (Ted) Shier. A service to celebrate Cyril’s life will be held at the Isabella Community Church, Isabella, Manitoba on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Isabella Community Hall. Private Interment will take place at the Crandall Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Cyril’s memory to the Hamiota Palliative Care Program, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Isabella Community Fund, Isabella, Manitoba, R0M 0Y0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WALKER: Margaret Evelyn Walker (nee Burton), born in Brandon, Manitoba March 28, 1919, passed peacefully at Red River Place in Selkirk, Manitoba, June 16, 2011. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Lorne and Ethel Burton, husband Frank, sister Mildred, son-in-law Larry, and daughter-in-law Sharon. Left to cherish her memory are her children Lynn (Larry) Wenzoski, Keith (Judy) Walker, Wayne (Astrid) Walker, and Murray (Gladys) Walker, and her grandchildren and great- grandchildren Lori (Monty) Kerr, Terri (Ray) Houdayer (Jordain, Sydnee, Quincy), Todd Wenzoski, David (Alice) Walker (Dorian, Gray), Leslie Walker (Boston, Lucas), Gregg (Elena) Walker (Aniken), Trevor Walker, Stephen Walker, Brad (Andrea) Walker, Lindsay (Lee) Crierie (Emilia), and Jeff (Renae) Walker. Margaret was born and raised in the Brandon Forrest area and married Frank when she was nineteen. They spent many happy years together raising their family and being involved in community activities and weekends at Clear Lake before full retirement, upon which they were able to spend twenty years as snowbirds in Meza Arizona golfing, playing cards, and dancing with their other snowbird friends. Their move to Stonewall in 2000 was followed shortly after by Frank's death, but Margaret continued to enjoy time with new friends in Lion's Manor. Margaret’s last three years were spent at Red River Place where she received excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 200-310 Broadway Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0S6 or a charity of your choice. A funeral service will be held at MacKenzie Funeral Chapel, 433 Main St., Stonewall on Friday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m., the service will conclude at the chapel. Interment will take place on Monday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Garden, Hwy 1A West, Brandon. Following the interment, please join the family at the Brockie Donovan reception area, 332-8th Street for a time of fellowship and lunch.
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