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KSHYMENSKY: Tammy Marie Kshymensky (Davis) passed away at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 29, 2009 following an accident on November 23, 2009 at the age of 42 years. Tammy is survived by her two children: Anthony and Autumn Davis. Her mother Merle Kshymensky and three sisters: Cindy Kshymensky, Jacqueline (Ryan) Schott, Colleen (Kevin) Tschetter. Nieces: Angela, Ashley, Taylor, Abbey. Nephews: Jesse and Braydon as well as her three beloved pets: Mitsy, Tony and Lucky. Tammy was predeceased by her father Anthony (August 31, 1983). Tammy was born inBrandon, Manitoba on June 23, 1967. She and her family then spent the next ten years living in northern Manitoba where Tammy attended kindergarten to grade six in The Pas, Manitoba. She and her family then moved back to Brandon where Tammy completed her education graduating from Crocus Plains inJune of 1986. Tammy then attended Brandon University while working at the Beef and Barrel Restaurant and Westman Opportunity Group home. Tammy married Dave Davis in the summer of 1990 and the two resided in Brandon where they bought their home. In May of 1991, their son Anthony was born. In January of 1997 their daughter Autumn arrived. In 1998 Tammy started her job at Citi financial, formerly Avco Finance, where she was currently employed. When not working Tammy's favorite pastimes were her two children, her animals (AKA Tammy's babies), remodeling and caring for her home. In between her busy schedule she liked to take time out and go for long walks with her dogs orjust float around in her pool. The funeral service was held Friday, December4, 2009 at Grand Valley Community Church with Pastor Joel Klemick officiating. Interment was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Tammy may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B-727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JONES: Peacefully, on Thursday, December 17th, 2009, Alma May Jones (nee Reid) passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home, at the age of 85 years and six months. Alma leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her loving memory her son Joe (Maria) of Cypress River, Manitoba and grandchildren Sabrina (Ottawa), Sara and Melissa (Brandon); daughter Barbara (Bert) Bloomfield of Chatham, Ontario and grandchildren Wendy (Mike June) of Chatham and Corey (Gloria) of Ottawa; three great grandchildren Brandon and Colin June and Jada Bloomfield; step-daughter Geraldine (Rudy) Kovar of Glenboro and Tom (Bev) Jones of King City, ON; step-grandchildren Val (Daryl Price) of Cypress River, Diane (Brandon) and David (Stephanie) of Glenboro, Ted and Graham Jones; step-great grandchildren Cole, Kaitlynn and Cassandra Kovar; sister Edith Jones of Rossburn; brother Jack Reid of Port Alberni, BC; sisters-in-law Rona Barr, Peggy Jones and Isabel Shepherd of Glenboro, Vera Skayman of Brandon and Marg (Murray) Sutherland of Winnipeg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alma was predeceased by her beloved husband Jerry; her parents James and Beatrice Reid; her sister Mary; sisters- in-law Ethel Sutherland and Ann Reid; and brothers- in-law Siggi Storm, Richard (Dick) Jones, Jim Jones, Evan Jones, George Barr, Stan Sutherland, George Shepherd, Wilf Anderson, Endsor Jewsbury and Wilf Skayman. Alma was born in Wawanesa on June 17th, 1924, the fourth child of James and Beatrice Reid. She received her education at Fairbanks School. Her parents moved in 1936 south of Glenboro where she received the rest of her elementary education at Frey School and further schooling in the Glenboro School. On March 5th, 1944 Alma married Percy Morris, son of Bertha and Charlie Berry of Cypress River. They moved onto the Berry homestead in the fall of 1945 when Percys parents moved into Cypress River. They did all their traveling by horse and wagon for the first 6 years until the children were of school age at which time they purchased a truck. There was no hydro on the farm until 1950 and for several years Alma churned all their butter from the cows that she milked on the farm. She also baked all her own bread and cakes as well as raising her own chickens, first by incubating the eggs and later buying the chicks from the Glenboro hatcheries. Alma and Percy farmed the home farm until November of 1966 at which time their marriage ended in divorce. Alma remained on the farm and farmed with her son Joe till 1970 when she married Edward Jerry Jones of Glenboro on April 18th. They moved into Glenboro that fall. Jerry worked for the Highways Department and Alma worked at Carnation in Carberry for ten years until her retirement. Jerry and Alma took many trips together to all parts of the United States, Europe and from one coast of Canada to the other. They travelled nearly every year to Ontario to visit Jerrys son Tom and his family and Almas daughter Barb and her family. Alma was never happier than when she was with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed those family gatherings so much. After Jerrys passing, Alma remained in her apartment at Spirit Sands until she suffered a mild heart attack in June of 2006. No longer able to care for herself, Alma became a resident of the Glenboro Personal Care Home where she lived until her passing. Alma was a member of the Cypress River Legion Auxiliary for twenty-five years and a member of the Glenboro United Church and the U.C.W. as well as a member of the Rachel Rebekahs since 1952. Alma and Jerry enjoyed many games of golf and were members of the Glenboro Golf and Country Club. She also loved to curl and cross country ski and spent many hours each summer taking care of a flower and vegetable garden, either canning or freezing many of the things that she grew herself. When the weather was good, you could often see Alma riding her bicycle around Glenboro. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 28th, 2009 at the Glenboro United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Elizabeth Goodson officiating, interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Everyone is welcome to join the family in a time of visitation at the CE Building following the interment. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Almas memory to the Glenboro and Area Foundation, Glenboro, Manitoba, ROK OXO, the Glenboro United Church or to a charity of your choice. Jamiesons Funeral Service, Glenboro are in care of arrangements.
HAINSWORTH: Lou Hainsworth, age 92, beloved wife of the late Tom Hainsworth, passed away on her birthday December 17, 2009 at the Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2009, Deloraine United Church, Deloraine, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Deloraine United Church or Deloraine Legion Auxilary # 83. Interment Del Win Cemetery Deloraine, Manitoba.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.comSmith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba entrusted with arrangements.
DIEHL: At the end of a full and meaningful life, Les Diehl died at his home in Boissevain on Thursday, November 26, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cypress River, Manitoba, September 20, 1929, to Charles and Mary Diehl, Les was the youngest of six children in a fun-loving, musical, farm family. As a boy roaming the hills and fields of Swallow Glen farm he early developed an appreciation of the sacredness of the natural world, a conviction that prompted a life-long concern for the environment. On the farm he learned also the value of good hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done, lessons that lasted his lifetime and were reflected in every task he undertook. In 1958 he married Anna Grace Wall and they created a home in Boissevain for their four children, Cheryl, Charlene, Heather and Michael, and their extended family of much- loved younger siblings, nieces, nephews and friends. As a building contractor he helped build a better Boissevain for over thirty years; as a committed citizen and volunteer extraordinaire, he helped build a better community by participating with enthusiasm, joy and good humour in various aspects of community life as long as he lived. St. Pauls United Church, Boissevain Recycling Project, Town Council, Tiny Turtle Playroom, Boissevain Theatre, Habitat for Humanity, Boissevain Palliative Care and many other worthy causes benefited from his skills and can-do attitude. In retirement he and Anna Grace explored Canada from east to west and south to north, always marveling at the variety of geography and seeking to experience life with the locals. Just as he relished time with his local golfing, bowling, recycling, and drama club buddies, he savoured the fun of a Jiggs Dinner in Newfoundland, an impromptu concert in Cuba, a bottle of wine and good food in a French village after a day of cycling, or a day on the tundra with an Inuit hunter. Cherishing his memory are his wife Anna Grace, his children Charlene, Heather and Les Harder, Michael and Tiana Diehl, his beloved grandchildren Emily, Ben, Annika and Naomi Diehl, and Liam and Anna Diehl-Jones. Rounding out the family circle are his eldest sister, Iris Carroll, many sisters- and brothers- in-law, and a whole collection of wonderful nieces and nephews. He is also treasured by a host of good friends, young and old, from his local community, but also spread far and wide in Canada and beyond. Les was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Mary, his brother Jim, sisters Rilda, Alice, and Doreen and their husband Stan Carr, Howard Smythe and Earl Noble, and brothers-in-law Verner Carroll and Bob Wall.laws daughter Cheryl Lynn and grand-daughter Chloe. At the funeral service to celebrate his life on Monday November 30, a picture of a laughing Les was surrounded by these words:
Live well, laugh often, love always.Live simply, speak kindly, care deeply, love generously.Laugh as much as you breathe and Love as long as you live.They were his mantra, and in perfect evidence to all who knew him.Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home.
CAMPBELL: James. Jim passed away peacefully at The Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 26, 2009 at the age of 78 after a brave battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Bill and Anne Campbell, sister, Doreen Sutton, brother-in-law Jim Sutton, brother Maurice and grandson Kristopher Campbell. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Eva, sons Kerry (Carrie-Lee), Bill (LeeAnne), grandchildren Kerry Jr. (Teresa) of Charlottetown, P.E.I., Karissa Deg (Brendon), Leah Campbell (Cory Sobchuk), PJ Campbell (friend Des), step-grandchildren Karlie Boultbee and William Wright, great granddaughter, Marlee and great grandson Jaxon. Many nieces, nephews and cousins both in Canada and Great Britain also mourn Jim's passing. Jim was born in Brandon in March of 1931 and has worked in construction in and around Brandon all his life. He worked for his father, W.W.Campbell Contracting right out of school. He then branched out on his own with partner, Wylie Hay installing sewer and water in smaller towns throughout Manitoba. Minnedosa, Russell, Souris, St. Lazare and Gimli werebut a few of the areas he worked in. Needless to say, he spent a lot of time away from his home and family during these years, but always tried to make up for it on weekends and during the winter months. The construction company continued to grow, and later when Wylie Hay retired, Harry Cochrane, a civil engineer, joined the company which became C & C Construction Ltd. on 13th Street in Brandon. C & C Rentals was opened as well. Son Kerry joined the firm in 1974 and shortly after that, the company moved to its present location, 2210 Park Avenue. Jim was a past partner in the Elkhorn Ranch Resort at Clear Lake, the founder of, and at the time of his passing, a partner in Trails West Inn in Brandon. The Brandon Chamber of Commerce honored Jim in 2007 with The Business Builder Award. Jim was always interested in sports, as a teenager playing hockey with Central Vics and later in life, as a goalie for The Reston Rockets. He was an avid water skier, spending hours training himself as well as his two sons, at Sandy Lake and Minnedosa. He skied competitively and also judged at the local, Provincial and National levels. He was a Past President of The Canadian Water Ski Association, The Manitoba Water Ski Association and The Mallard Ski Club; a lifetime member of this club and The Brandon Ski Club. Jim also enjoyed downhill skiing, spending endless hours with his family at Glenarky ski hill in Brandon. Jim was a member of The Brandon Boys Pipe Band which later became the 26th Field Reg. Band, as well as The Brandon Lions Club. He unfortunately had to give up the latter because of work commitments. A great believer in "giving back" to his community, Jim was very involved with the Central Community Center, serving as president, and later donated countless volunteer hours to the East End Community Center. Jim was elected to The Brandon City Council, spending two terms as an Alderman. The construction of Curran Park, implementation of a bid depository system and extended shopping hours were just a few of his "pet projects". He was also a proud member of Masonic Lodge #19 and the Brandon Shrine Club. He so enjoyed his work with the lodge and was so disappointed when his loss of hearing prevented him from attending meetings; a member of the Brandon Flying Club, a charter member of The Air Museum and enjoyed flying his own plane all over the country for many years. Jim was a great supporter of the Westman Dreams forKids, helping faithfully any way he could at fundraising and volunteering at many events. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #3, always enjoying his fellow members and good times at their meat draws. Although much of Jim's time was spent in construction, he always had a passion for working with wood. He built the first home he and Eva lived in after their marriage and spent countless hours building and repairing things for all his children and grandchildren. So, it was natural that in retirement, Jim took up the art of wood carving. He trained under the tutelage of some master carvers in Texas and Missouri and as a result has left a legacy of beautiful art pieces for his family and friends. Jim was a very hard worker and never expected his employees to do anything he wasn't prepared to do himself. He could always find time to help anyone in need and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends alike who could always rely on Jimmie for help. His children, grandchildren and his two great-grandbabies were his pride and joy. He spent many happy times with his family at Brandosa Beach, Minnedosa and lastly at the family cottage at Sandy Lake. He spent his winters for the last 25 years in Texas where he made many friends through his carving. Just over a year ago, Jim began to have health problems, undergoing surgery in January for stomach cancer. Unfortunately, his heart was not strong enough to withstand chemotherapy and as a result, the cancer returned. We have lost a wonderful and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He leaves us all with a legacy of many happy memories. We loved him so and he will be sorely missed. We all, individually and collectively, will miss a very great man. Jim passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, November 26, 2009 with his family by his side. The funeral took place in Central United Church on Monday, November 30, 2009 with Reverend Edmund Mielke officiating. Urn Bearer was Kerry Campbell Jr. Interment followed in Brandon Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BUDINSKI: The death of Frank Tony Budinski of Brandon, dear father of Doreen, Jerry and Frank Jr., occurred in the city on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Sunday, December 20, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Chris Arthur will officiate. Interment will follow in theBrandon cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Frank to a charity of their choice. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ALEXANDER: Mrs. Avice Marie Alexander passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 17, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Susan Lesueur of Southminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Avice may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
BAIRD: May (nee Kjelgren) passed away at her home in Elgin, Manitoba on December 17, 2009. May was born in Nut Mountain, Saskatchewan on December 19, 1925. During her life she had many hobbies. May was an avid curler in her youth and still was a big fan of curling. May was predeceased by her husband Jim, parents Olaf and Severina Kjelgren, her brother and sisters. May will loving be remembered by her son Don (Rose) Baird,daughter Evelyn (Bob) Miller, grandchildren: Gail, Kathy, Jackie and Ginny; great- grandchildren: Dawson, Kaia, Madison, Jordis, Davin, Ethan, Alyssa and Kennedy; She will also be missed be her very special pet Missy. At Mays request a private family graveside service will be held at the Elgin Cemetery at a later date. Mom, you have made our world a better place. Thank you for being our Mom. In lieu of flowers, in memory of May donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Brandon Humane Society. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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ATKINSON: Ruth Edna. With deep sadness, the family announces the death of Ruth Atkinson, age 88 years on Friday, December 18, 2009 at Valleyview Care Centre. Viewing will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, #208 - 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K9. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BELCHER: Thomas Belcher. Three years after surviving a major heart attack and the declining health that followed, Thomas Belcher died on December 9, 2009, in Minnedosa, Manitoba. Tom was born at the homestead in the Merridale District of Manitoba on November 25, 1921 to Harold and Betsy (Poyser) Belcher. He was the sixth child in the family of eight. When the family moved to Bield District he began his schooling at Bield where the children were transported in a horse-drawn van. He enlisted in the Air Force in the fall of 1941 and after his discharge four years later he took the two year Diploma course in Agriculture at the University of Manitoba. From 1947-48 he worked at the Experimental farm in Summerland, B.C. and then at lumber camps until he bought his first farm in the Veterans Land Project at Birch River, Manitoba in 1949. He met Irene Wilson in 1948 at Summerland and they were married in 1954. In 1964 he sold the Birch River farm and bought an undeveloped section of land near Glenella, Manitoba. At first he had a few sheep and a goat to milk but soon after, acquired a few cattle. By the time of his retirement he had built up a herd of purebred Charolais. Tom and Irene retired to Brandon in the spring of 1991 where Tom welcomed the opportunity to be on a baseball team, as he had been in his youth. He enjoyed contributing his energies to Seniors for Seniors until his hearing began to fail. In the Brandon years there were many special times with his children and grandchildren. He was able to travel in the States, Manitoba, Ontario, BC, and had two trips of adventure while visiting relatives in Australia and New Zealand. He had a warm and close relationship with all his brothers and sisters and enjoyed many Belcher family gatherings and visits with Irenes family. Gardening remained a passion with him as he cultivated and planted every corner of the Brandon lot. Tom was a keen observer of nature and noticed and valued every bird and flower. He inspired others with his zest for life and his appreciation of every living thing. He liked to take something that was nothing and make it useful. His bikeshop in his garage in Brandon brought him a great deal of satisfaction. There were always children asking for Tom and his skills, and Tom enjoying who they were, being patient and generous, yet always making sure that they had earned whatever it was theyd come for --giving them also that little bit of extra learning, confidence and work ethic whether they liked it or not. In the off-season he kept busy with various crafts. Basket-weaving suited him well because of the many walks by the river as he gathered materials, and because he was able to share his skills with others. When the city began to grow and surround them, Tom and Irene moved to an acreage near Minnedosa in the fall of 2006. Here Tom joyfully returned to his roots. He was a true pioneer and this was his third homestead. He believed it was a virtue to live a simple and healthful life. He had a very independent spirit and had strong convictions on any current topic. In the last years he revealed his love for music and poetry as he shared his many happy memories. Tom was predeceased by his parents; brothers Jim Belcher and John Belcher; sisters Phoebe Murchison, Anne Adam, and Rose Dykstra. He is survived by his wife Irene Belcher (nee Wilson); children Alta (Ken) Fedak, Audrey (Dave) Clempson and Gregory Belcher; grandchildren Chris, Shari, and Erin Fedak, and Paul Clempson; brother Bill (Winifred) Belcher and sister Nellie Rusk. Cremation has taken place and the Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Clarkes Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
JACKSON: Helen Jackson passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 80 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009. Helen was born in Portage la Prairie on June 14th, 1929 to Cecil and Jean (Mark) Wilson. She was the eldest of five children and attended school at Paulson and Makinak. Following high school Helen trained as a teacher at Normal School and taught at Renver MB Married to Rosco James Jackson on June 18th, 1947, they moved to Chicago, Illinois where Ross was employed. Three children were born there, Patrick, Jim, and Barbara- Jean. A serious accident left Ross in ill health and the young family moved home to Canada in 1956 where two more children, Deborah and Karen, completed the family. Mom returned to school in 1965 graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Red River Community College. She put her nursing skills to good use over the next 30+ years working at Dauphin General Hospital, Dauphin Clinic and lastly, at St. Pauls Home where she retired from in 1992. Throughout her nursing career she served the Manitoba Association of Licensed Practical Nurses in several capacities, including as President. Mom loved to travel, visiting many destinations from BC to Nova Scotia. She also traveled in her latter years internationally to Scotland, England, Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa. The Alexandra RebekahLodge #13 was a big part of Moms life. She served them in several capacities over the years. Mom was particularly fond of the Serene Theta Rho youth group and was both teacher and friend to many of the girls. She was also a long time member of the First Baptist Church and served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Mom loved her garden, particularly her roses and lilies. Predeceased by her husband Ross, parents Cecil and Jean, bother Stewart, infant granddaughters Shannon and Deborah, she is survived by son Patrick and children Jackson Parker of Calgary and Rob Jackson of Brandon; Jim (Kelly) and children Chance, Sarah, Adam and Andrew, great-grandchildren Zachary and Davvelynn of Brandon; Barbara-Jean (Alan Keil) of Brandon; Deborah Petrie and son Tim of Brandon; and Karen Bowman (Lee) and children Jeremy, Ryan and David of Winnipeg. She is also survived by brothers Bill (Lillian) Wilson of Dauphin, Gordon Wilson (Johanne) of Abbotsford BC, Bob Waldackof Dauphin, and sister Patricia Smith (Stewart) of Winnipeg and their extended families. And finally, her constant companion these past years, her dog Jody. The celebration of Helens life was held Monday, December 14th at Riverside Evergreen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Diackofficiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery. Donations in memory of Helen can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Avenue, Room DN1160, Winnipeg MB R3E 0V9 or Lions Eye Bank of Manitoba. 105-691 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3G 1C3. The family would like to thank Dr. Mathison, Dr. Lysack, Dr. Tan and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Dauphin Regional Health Centre for their compassionate care. Our thanks also go out to her many friends and neighbors who gave her their love and support. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, 1-204-638-4110www.sneathstrilchuk.com
CARNEY: Norbert Louis Carney, June 8, 1912 - December 14, 2009. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Norbert Louis Carney, on December 14, 2009 at the Trilake Health Centre, Killarney at the age of ninety-seven. Left to cherish his memory after 72 years of marriage is his wife Marie (nee Souyri); his children: Peter (Ann), Deanna (Morris) Hoshowski, Suzanna (Brent Maine), Paul (Sheila) and Patrick (Lise); five grandchildren: Sean (Jackie), Marc, Stephen (Carol), Meagan and Emilie and two great- grandchildren, Daniel and Sydney. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers and sisters, Helena, Gerald, Richard, Daniel and Mary. He is survived by more than 20 nieces and nephews. Born in Dunrea to pioneer parents Daniel Carney and Leona Paradis (he was very proud of his Irish and French Canadian roots). He lived his entire life in Dunrea except for the years 1929-36 that he spent ranching and farming in Alberta. This was at the height of The Depression and he remembers riding the rods in search of work at harvest time. In 1936 he returned to Manitoba bringing with him the profits of his seven years of ranch and farm work (five horses and a Bennett buggy that he sold in Gravelbourg). So pleased with the sale he neglected to get the buyers name and he wondered ever since about what happened to his five horses. A skilled horseman (this was the day of eight horse teams) from the age of 13 he admitted in 1945 that he was a little behind the times with a set of skills that were no longer in demand. Rather than learning how to use a tractor, he visited the Calgary Stampede several times to remind himself of what could have been and then concentrated on becoming a master builder, building houses (including five additions on the family home he and Marie have lived in for more than 70 years), barns and other buildings around Dunrea and Margaret, and working on the building of churches at Estevan and Weyburn, prior to working for the Engineers at C.F.B. Shilo, where he became foreman of the carpentry shop. During the years he worked in Shilo he took up pottery and the making and playing of mountain dulcimers. Following his retirement from the D.N.D. in 1977 he was instrumental in helping develop the Riverside New Horizons Centre with an equally inspired group of seniors. He also took up the production and repair of spinning wheels, a pastime that he enjoyed till he was 95. He was a regular attendee at auction sales, well known to the auctioneers for his willingness to buy the unsellables as well as real bargains, including many antique woodworking tools. His last favorite pastime was cribbage and he always regretted never having gotten a 29. The family wishes to thank the home care workers who have helped with the care of our parents, and the staff at the hospital in Killarney who took care of Norbert during his many visits over the years. A viewing with prayers will be held on Saturday, December 19, at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Felix Church, Dunrea, Father Philip Malayil officiating. Burial will follow immediately at St. Felix Cemetery. In memory of Norbert Louis Carney donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Killarney Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 523-7791.
KRAHN: John Krahn, beloved husband of Helen Krahn, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at the age of 84. Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue,Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Randy Stanton and Reverend Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will be at the Rivers Mennonite Cemetery, Rivers, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3Y6 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TUITERT (te Bokkel): The death of Irene, beloved mother, Nana, great Nana, sister, aunt and friend occurred December 5, 2009 at her residence in Brandon. Irene was born in Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England on June 7, 1933 and immigrated to Canada in October 1948. Mom worked at Brandon Mental Health Centre where she met the love of her life Walter te Bokkel. They were married in 1956 and moved to the farm in 1957. Some of Mom's activities included gardening, curling in Kemnay, bowling in Brandon, a member of the Kemnay Womens Institute, and was very involved in 4-H where she was the head leader of the Poplar Hill 4-H Club for many years. Mom was an exceptional cook and many family and friends were treated to her baking. Mom also enjoyed crocheting afghans for her grandchildren. Despite multiple tragedies in her life she never wavered in her faith and remained a very strong and independent woman. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her five children: Alice (David) Turner, Wendy (Ron) Bouchard, John (Janice) Bokkel, Andrew Bokkel (Kim Yome), and Wanda te Bokkel (Chris Randall); her eight grandchildren: Melanie (Chris), Angela (Jon), Rochelle (Bryce), Brayden (Morganne), Marja, Jonathan, Tonja and Emily; her three great grandchildren: Arjana, Xander and Olivia; two step daughters: Hennie (Leen) Slikker, Joanne Driessen and their families. Also remembering Irene are her sisters and their families: Mollie, Joyce, Jacqueline (Clem) and Greta; brothers-in-law and their families Linus (Joanne), Jan (Seintje) and sisters-in-law and their families Gerrie and Willemien. Irene was predeceased by her parents, Edith and Frank, her husband Walter, grandson Christopher and 2nd husband Marten. The Ceremony to Celebrate Irene's life was held December 10, 2009 at Memories Chapel, interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens and reception at First Christian Reformed Church. Family and friends who wish to make a donation in memory of Irene may do so to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Westman Region, #1, 613 10th Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
We will never forget your face,The sound of your voice,The gentleness of your touch,They let us know we were loved.
We will never forget the stories you told,The traditions you handed down,They let us know who we are.
We will never forget the lessons you taught,The things you stood for,They are your gifts and our legacy.
BAKER: Lucy Alice passed away at Fairview Home Wednesday, December 15, 2009 at the age of 92 years. A private funeral service will take place. Complete obituary will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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