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DALTON: James Stanley Dalton passed away peacefully on March 6, 2011, at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. He was eighty-six. He was born in Birtle on July 10th, 1924 to James Howard Dalton and Laura Dalton (nee Kilpatrick). Jim was raised in and by the community of Birtle.  He was born with a disability that left him unable to walk until he was about five years old. He was always very grateful to the townspeople of Birtle who supported him when he was young and treated him so well all his life. He also had fond memories of time spent in Neepawa, where his parents grew up and extended family remained. He completed high school in Birtle and briefly attended United College (University of Winnipeg). He then joined his father in the family business, Dalton’s Hardware, which had many loyal customers who came from miles around. His father Jim, and he, “young Jim”, were well-liked and respected. He also became well-known as a glazier and handyman who could fix pretty much anything. He was an ardent community supporter. He served on St. George’s vestry for many years, and was instrumental in building the new church after a drastic fire, as well as helping build the Anglican Church Camp at Clear Lake. He was a long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce and a town councillor for many years. He supported both the curling and golf clubs and enjoyed each activity as long as he was able. He was a founding member of the Birdtail Country Museum and truly enjoyed collecting the stories and articles that told the history of his home town. He and May Mackay Gibson were married on January 16, 1952. They were blessed with four children, and the family was raised in the community he loved. He was very proud of their accomplishments as they grew up, and ensured they had the best of educations. May and Jim built their dream home in 1967, where they lived until failing health necessitated a move to Minnedosa in 2008, where all their children currently reside. After retirement in 1986, Jim and May travelled extensively, often with May’s sister Barbara and husband Tom Beattie. They especially enjoyed visits with their children, enjoying trips to such places as Inuvik, Lynn Lake, Churchill, New Brunswick and Alberta.  As the families drifted closer to home, Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Jim was predeceased by his parents and his sister Corinne, brother-in-law Harry, most of his cousins and several close friends. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, May Mackay Dalton (Gibson), his children, Arthur, wife Lorraine Russell; Barbara, husband Ian Thorleifson; Mary, partner James Comrie; Janice, husband Tom Crook, and grandchildren, Janice, Andrew (Ashley), and Mary Dalton; Mullein (Derek), Heather (Ryan) and Cara Thorleifson (Brian); Jeremy (Karissa), Cory (Haili), Beatrice and Josh Butler and their father Grant Butler; Nathan, Trevor and Hannah Crook; and great grandsons Kade Butler and Rowan Spracklin.  Also surviving are his brother-in-law Lloyd Besselt, May’s brothers and sisters and many nephews and nieces and their families. The funeral will be held Saturday (today), March 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church in Birtle, with the Reverend Tess Meadows officiating. All those in attendance are considered Honorary Pall Bearers. Organist Eleanor Taylor graciously agreed to play at the service, to whom the family extends grateful thanks. Interment at the Birtle Cemetery will take place at a later date. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring staff at the Personal Care Home, who treated Dad with dignity and respect, and a dose of much appreciated humour. We would also like to thank the doctors of the Minnedosa Medical Group for their care and Minnedosa Funeral Service for their guidance and assistance.
CLARK: The death of Louisa "Lue" Clark, widow of Wally Clark occurred in Brandon on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Lue is survived by her children Carole Allen, Greg, Bruce and Andrea Wood and their families. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Lue's Life will be held at a later date. Obituary and announcement of service will follow at that time. Friendswho wish may make a donation in memory of Lue to the St. Mary's Anglican Church Renovation Fund, 401 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CUMMINS: Graydon Kenneth. On Friday, February 25, 2011 Graydon Kenneth Cummins passed away peacefully at the Shoal Lake Health Centre at the age of 88 years. He was born on October 18, 1922 in the R.M. of Strathclair to William and Marie Cummins. Dad attended school at Green Bluff School. Dad’s fondness for animals took him to the University of Ottawa to take a veterinary course. On June 11, 1948 Dad married our Mother, Grace Church and they farmed on their farm south of Ipswich in the Green Bluff District until retiring to his home farm where he was born and raised. Their farming life included raising registered Black Angus cattle. Dad’s passion in life was antiques and history. Dad’s other passion that was most important to him was his family, friends and extended family and was always very inerested in their work and activities. Dad followed hockey all his life whether it be local, junior or NHL hockey. A big part of Dad’s leisure life was camping and fishing with family and his Stuart Lake friends. Dad was always more than willing to help anyone who was in need with his wonderful ability to solve problems, with his knowledge at any cost or time of day. Dad always claimed he was a “Jack of all trades and master of none.” In 2007 Dad moved to a suite in Morley House, Shoal Lake, Manitoba where he continued to enjoy old and new friends and took up a new hobby of reading. Left to cherish his memory are daughters Diane Robertson, Theresa (Dennis) Wareham and his son Randy (Cathy) Cummins; his cherished grandchildren Onalea (Rob) Holden, Amberley (Kurt) Baldwin, Kelly (Stephanie) Robertson and Ashley (Cory) Harmon; his dear great grandchildren Cory Holden, Colin Holden, Keith Baldwin and Trace Baldwin. Graydon was predeceased by his wife Grace, his parents and Grace’s parents and son-in-law Ronald Robertson. Dad lived his life to the fullest and touched the lives of all who knew him. At Dad’s request a graveside service was held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 with Elgin Hall officiating at the Strathclair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Cancer Care Society, Hamiota District Health Centre, Chemotherapy Unit, 177 Birch Avenue East, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or the Strathclair Museum c/o Helga Gerrard, Strathclair, Manitoba, R0J 2C0.
BARNES: On Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at Brandon, Manitoba, Helen Barnes, in her 86th year, passed away. Predeceased by her beloved husbands, J. Stewart Gordon in 1974 and J. Kenneth Barnes CA in 1989, she is survived by sonsDavid and Scott Gordon, their wives Laura and Marie along with grandchildren Jeff Gordon, Kate Gordon-Da Costa, Dana Cote, and Michael Gordon as well as four stepsons Wayne, John, David, Peter and their families. Helen was born in Montreal, QC on October 27, 1925. She lived in Belmont for many years helping to run Stewart Motors then moved to Lynn Lake where she was employed at the Hudson's Bay Co and the Local Government District as assistant to the accountant. In 1966, she returned to Brandon to work at the School Division as secretary, and then for many years with the Workers Compensation Board as a Rehabilitation Officer in Brandon and Winnipeg. After retirement she lived in Winnipeg, Killarney, and finally Brandon, Manitoba. She had a keen interest in Drama and took part in many competitions as an actress in south west Manitoba, later becoming director of the Lynn Lake Drama Club. She enjoyed many wonderful years at Country Sunshine Resort in Weslaco, Texasand often recounted stories of the good times she had there. At the time of her passing, she was a member of the St George's Anglican Church. A memorial service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th St North, Brandon on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery. The family would sincerely like to thank Dr. L. Moller, plus the doctors, nurses and staff at the Assiniboine Centre for the excellent careand attention afforded our mother. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
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BAILEY: Charles (Wes) Bailey passed away peacefully on March 7, 2011 at Assiniboine Centre in his 91st year. Wes was born on the family in the R.M. of Elton on August 15, 1919, to parents Mary (Minnie) and Charles Bailey. He received his education at Moore Park School. He then took over the farm and his love of farming and the rural lifestyle remained until his retirement. He was married in December of 1943 to Regina Dunseith and they were married for 67 years, until his death. During their latter years, they spent the summers on the farm and the winters in Brandon. They also enjoyed travelling and took numerous bus tours, covering many parts of the U.S.A. and eastern Canada. Wes is survived by his wife, Regina of Brandon and one son, Dexter, also of Brandon. One of his greatest passions was his farm and he enjoyed spending many hours of quality time there. At his request, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held.
MISCAVISH: SERVICE POSTPONED. Melvin Lawrence Miscavish (Mel). Funeral service that was scheduled for March 12, 2011 is postponed to further noticed use to weather Watch for Service announcement at a later date. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements, 204-476-2848.
DMYTERKO: Donald Dmyterko of Brandon, beloved husband of Sandra and dear father of Shawna (Jon) and Tina, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the age of 66 years. A funeral service to honour Don’s life will be held at the Central United Church, 327– 8th Street, Brandon on Monday, March14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Don may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RANDALL: In loving memory of David Alan Randall, beloved husband of Edie, father of Tanis and Shaun. David died on March 9, 2011 at the Tri-Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 64. A funeral service will be held at the Lakeview Community Church in Killarney, Manitoba on saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with burial following at the Killarney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba; 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204)523-7791.
TRELOAR: Astrid Marianne Treloar of Minnedosa,Manitoba passed away on March 8, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 81 years. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa United Church. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
PETERS: Mary Cunliffe Peters (née Field), passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 7, 2011 at the Valley View Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba. Mary was predeceased by her husband William Peters; sister Edna (Dale) Stephens, and brother Claud (Stella) Field. She is survived by her son Dale (Cathy), grandchildren Jeff and Dalynne; son Stephen (Donna), grandchildren Lisa (Mike) Grantham, Debbie (Jason) Charles; and daughter Claudia Kyllo (Rick), grandchildren Joey and Leah. She is also survived by great grandchildren Jason (Christine) and Kayla Grantham, Nicole and Amanda Charles. Mary was born in Brandon on December 19,1919. She worked as a stenographer at the Wawanesa Mutual, where she met her husband of 57 years. Mary and Bill permanently relocated to Brandon shortly after they married. She was the Superintendent of the Rosebud Sunday School at First Church United; a Brownie Leader; a “House Mother” at the Assiniboine Hospital nurse’s residence and was a gifted artist and writer. She worked with her husband in their insurance business and raised her three children along with numerous Wheat King hockey players. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donation may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2.
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KOROSCIL: David Leslie Koroscil of Brandon, beloved husband of Mona and dear father of Jessica (Margaret), Micheal (Kyla), Levi and Anthony, Dido to Aavril and Adelaide, passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital, Pallative Care Unit, in Winnipeg on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the age of 56 years. Prayers will be held for Les at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Les may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western MB Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MISCAVISH: Melvin Lawrence (Mel). It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce Mel's passing on the evening of March 05, 2011, at the Neepawa Health Centre, with his loving niece, Joanie, at his side. Mel passed away at the age of 75, after a 3 1/2 year struggle from a debilitating stroke, and finally, pneumonia. A celebration of Mel's life will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at the Viscount Cultural Centre, 293 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa, followed by internment of cremated remains at Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa. White's Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Longer obituary to follow in Saturday’s paper.
ROSS: M. Norrine Ross, formerly of Rivers, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late David Ross; mother of Sue (Ray) Wrightson, Dan (Susan) Reedy; step-mother of Tim (Barb) Ross, Judy (Bill) Hume, Carolyn Ross; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 83 years of age. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Norrine’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 – 18th St Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WATKINS: Eva Mae Watkins beloved wife of Gerald, of Newdale, Manitoba passed away on March 4, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 71 years. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Newdale United Church, Newdale, Manitoba. Interment will take place at Newdale North Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, the Arthritis Society, or Newdale United Church. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
THOMSON: It is with great sadness the family of Hugh "Hooter" Thomson announce his unexpected passing on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ceremony to Celebrate Hugh's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. also at Memories Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date at the Marney Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in memory of Hugh may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7, Kidney Foundation, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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