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CHAMBERS: Theresa “Tessie” Chambers, beloved Mother of Dorothy and Bert, passed away at Evergreen Place in Boissevain, Manitoba on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the age of 100 years. A Celebration of Theresa’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Boissevain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Theresa may be made to the Evergreen Place Personal Care Home, Box 899, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WRIGHT:Glendon James Wright. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Glen Wright on January 25, 2011 at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Glen was born on December 6, 1928 at MacGregor, Manitoba to Albert and Nellie Wright, part of a family of five, with two brothers and two sisters. He was predeceased by his mother , father, and wife Vera, older brother Harold and older sister Anne. Glen is survived by his two sons James and John; brother Lorne and his wife Onalee (nee Kelly); sister Dorothy; grandson Chris; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend Ina Hyndman. Glen spent his early years on a farm near Lavenham and went to school at Clairmont School in North Norfolk Municipality. After leaving the farm in 1950, Glen went to Oshawa, Ontario where he worked at the General Motors Plant for about a year. Upon returning to Portage la Prairie in 1951 he met Vera Moffat and married in 1955 raising two sons in Portage la Prairie. Glen worked at Modern Dairies in Portage for several years when first married and then joined the United Grain Growers in 1968 as a grain buyer at Beaver Siding. Transferred to Portage la Prairie in 1974 for a few years and then was promoted to District Manager at the Killarney District. Another transfer to the Minnedosa District as District Manager and a purchase of a house in the town of Rivers, Manitoba where they retired in 1988 after twenty years with the grain company. Glen’s wife Vera passed away in 1993 at the age of sixty four, after thirty seven years of marriage. Glen was active in sports most of his life, with fishing, playing ball, curling and in later years the love of his sports life – golfing. He was a member of the United Commercial Travellers and a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, joining in Portage and transferred to R.C.L. #75 in Rivers in 1986. The funeral service for friends and family will be held in the Rivers United Church, Rivers, Manitoba on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers are Brian Wright, Barry Wright, Brent Wright, Chad Wright, Garry Wright, and Allan Hyndman. The members of the Royal Canadian Legion #75 are honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glen’s memory to a charity of one’s choice if you so wish. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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TOMISKI: John Stanley (Jack) Tomiski of Beulah passed away at the Hamiota Health Centre on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Jack is survived by his son John (Shannon) Tomiski of Midale, Sask., daughter Diane (Nick) Malchuk of Shoal Lake, and 5 grandchildren: Nicole Malchuk of Shoal Lake, Scott (Jayne) Malchuk of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Jonathan Tomiski, Bradley Tomiski and Kelly Tomiski all of Midale, Sask. Also surviving are 2 brothers: Bill (Audrey) Tomiski of Brandon; Stan (Faye) Tomiski of Miniota; 2 sisters: Marion Tomiski of Birtle and Jean Tutkaluke (Garth Bowering) of Brandon and many nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beulah Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Beulah Community Hall or a charity of one’s choice. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.netRae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 759-2160.
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TAYLOR: Doris May Taylor of Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba passed away with family by her side, at the Assiniboine Centre, on January 13, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Doris was born on February 23, 1925, the second child of Bill and Stella Halliday of Minto, Manitoba. Doris loved her life on the family farm. She moved to Boissevain, following her education in Fairfax, to take up her lifelong vocation in hotel housekeeping. Doris married William “George” Taylor of Crystal City on November 7, 1951. They lived first in Ninga, and then relocated to Boissevain. They moved again, this time to Brandon where Doris worked at the Prince Edward Hotel. When the Victoria Inn opened in Brandon, the management recruited Doris to manage their housekeeping staff and then later the Royal Oak Inn as well. She was very proud of this position and under her direction, the guest rooms and the remainder of the hotels were meticulously clean and tidy. She worked until her retirement, at 70 years of age, as the Housekeeping Supervisor of both the Victoria Inn and The Royal Oak Inn. Doris and George spent many happy times camping and fishing. She had to her credit many master angler awards and in 1973, also qualified for a Rainbow Trout Specialist. Doris loved to garden and was especially fond of her many flowers. She is survived by her husband, George at Valleyview Care Centre; sisters Madge Cruse of Minto, Phyllis Wilson Peterson of Gilbert, Arizona, Violet (Lloyd) Burton of Brandon and Edith Blanchard of Boissevain; and her brothers Bill (Pat) Halliday of Brandon, and Jim (Patricia) Halliday of Boissevain; and her sister-in-law Elsie Taylor of Barrie, Ontario. Doris is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Doris was predeceased by her parents Bill and Stella Halliday of Minto; brothers-in-law Melvin Blanchard, Alvin Cruse, Alex Wilson and Russ Peterson. She was also predeceased by George’s parents, Bertha and John Taylor and his family; Mary and Walter Saunders, Alex and Jean Taylor, Sadie and Earl Preston, Johnny Taylor, Inez and Bill Stuart, Margaret and Ralph Mickle, Jeannette and Sam Beavis, Mildred and Ian Collins, Madelaine and Clarence Hodgson, Pat and Charles Baker, Archie and Mabel Taylor, and foster brother Raymond Dennett. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Brockie Donovan Chapel, with Rev Harvey Hurren officiating. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at a later date at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the CNIB, 354 Tenth Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SMITH: Loraine Yvonne Smith of Brandon, beloved wife of Joe Smith, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the age of 71 years. Loraine will be lovingly remembered by daughter, Patty and son, Doug and Joe’s children; Joy (Ted), Betty (Harold), Don (Wendy), Richard (Rose), Kimberley and Wendy (Terry) and families. In keeping with Loraine’s wishes there will not be a formal funeral service. Flowers are gratefully declined by the family, and donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Complete obituary to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SHELDON: It is with great sadness that we the family of Pearl Sheldon announce her passing on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 84. Pearl was born May 28, 1926 on the family farm at Hayfield, MB, southwest of Brandon, to William (Bill) and Bertha McRae (nee Kirkpatrick), the second oldest of six children. Pearl is survived by her children, Dianne (Sam) of Brantford, Ont.; Bill, Winnipeg;Bob (Pat) of Hamiota; stepchildren, David (Bev) of Morden, Manitoba; Jim of Vancouver, B.C.; Searle of Calgary, Alberta; and Shirley (Vic) of Nanaimo, B.C.; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She is alsosurvived by a sister, Bernice Anderson of Swan River, Manitoba; sisters-in-law, Marge McRae of Brandon, Thelma Sheldon of Winnipeg, and brother-in-law Alan Sheldon of Winnipeg; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Sheldon; parents, Bill and Bertha McRae; brothers, Gordon, Howard, Allan and Bobby; sisters-in-law, Margaret McRae, Marion Kozak, Vivian Sheldon, Isabelle Tully, Berna Lloyd; and brothers-in-law Doug Anderson, Harry Sheldon and Gordon Tully. Pearl received her education at South Brandon in a one room school and attended Brandon Collegiate for her high school. She worked as a waitress/cashier at the Prince Edward Hotel and the Bus Depot before moving to work as a clerk for the Provincial Government for twenty four years before retiring in 1984. Pearl was very active in the community belonging to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #247 and Central United Church. She enjoyed many activities such as golfing, curling, square dancing, playing bridge, knitting, crocheting and sewing to name a few as well as travelling. Pearl resided all her life in Brandon except for a brief period in Whitewood, Saskatchewan. She had resided at Dinsdale Personal Care Home since suffering a debilitating stroke May 6, 2007. The family wishes to acknowledge the tender loving care from all the staff of Dinsdale Personal Care Home whom she regarded as her "Guardian Angels." Memorial Service for Pearl will be held at Central United Church on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held prior to the service at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be in made in memory of Pearl to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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RATHWELL: Wes Rathwell of Brandon, beloved husband of Audrey, passed away peacefully at the Assinboine Centre on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services 727-0694.
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PRIMMER: Nellie Davidson (Bunty) Primmer (née Tough), a true Scottish lass. The family of Bunty Primmer join together to celebrate her long and fulfilling life as they announce her passing on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Bunty was predeceased by her husband Ross in 1996. She will be fondly remembered by her children; David (Pat) Primmer and Gail (Don) MacMillan, six grandchildren; Heather (Kelly), Laurel, Lindsay (Adam), Kristin, David and Paige; and three great grandchildren; Mckay, Isabella and Annalise. Interment and a gathering of Bunty’s family and friends, accompanied by the whirl of the bagpipes, will follow in the spring. Donations in her memory may be made to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, 1515 – 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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KORENICKI: William Korenicki of Brandon, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 87 years. William was born in Stare-Solo, Ukraine. In 1941, he left his home and made his way to Germany, on route to Canada, where his auntie was living. While in Germany, William worked for some local farmers and that was where he met his soon to be wife. In 1949, William, along with his wife and first born son, boarded a ship and immigrated to Canada. Landing in Quebec, they then made the train trip to Brandon, where they started and built their life. William began work with Anglo/BA Oil Company and stayed with them for 19 years. After the company closed, William went on to work for Nexen (formerly Dryden Chemicals) and remained there for another 19 years, he then retired in 1989. William lost his wife, Gretel in 1995. The loss was devastating for him, however, he went on with the help of many, many friends. In 2001, he met Julia Moreau and they soon became a couple and remained together until his death. Prayers were held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Friday January 28, 2011. Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating, and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will be held at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Care Services,”150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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FALK: Margaret Falk of Brandon, Manitoba, with "Kimmy" holding her hand and loved ones near, our dear sweet "Marg" (Mama Marg) was released to meet her precious Lord on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 from Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive,Brandon, with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Funeral arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. 727-0330.
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HANSEN: Brenda Joyce Hansen, age 67 years, beloved wife of Gordon, died suddenly while on a cruise ship in the Pacific on Friday, January 21, 2011. Brenda was the dear mother of Angie (Lawrence) Williamson and Jim Hansen; cherished grandmother to Megan, Natalie and Kate. A Celebration of Life to remember Brenda will be held at the Victoria Inn Grand Salon, A & B, 3550 Victoria Avenue on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church will officiate. A private interment will be held. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Brenda to the Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 202 - 37 - 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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GILBERT – Hugh Gilbert; beloved husband of Maureen and father of Willie (Janet) Gilbert and Pat (John) McNair; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 78 years of age. A service to celebrate Hugh’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Hugh’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Suite 4B – 457 9th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Messages of condolence to the Gilbert family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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DeGAGNÉ: It is with great sorrow and sadness that the family of Colleen Audrey DeGagné announce her passing on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the BRHC. A service to celebrate Colleen’s life will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Brandon, Manitoba. A complete obituary honouring Colleen will be forthcoming.
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CHARNEY: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Uncle Michael (Mike) Charney on January 13th, 2011 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Uncle Mike was born September 30th, 1924 in Marco, Manitoba. He attended Ruska Rawa School and his high school in Rossburn, Manitoba. In 1944 he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. He served with the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment in Britain, Holland and Germany and was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, the France and German Star and the war Medal in 1939. Michael remained after the war in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Michael returned to Rossburn and lived with his parents. He taught school for a short while at Ruska Rawa and Zaporza Schools. He was later employed at Nick's Grocery Store, operated by his sister and brother-in-law Ann and Nick Stupnisky. Michael moved to Thunder Bay, ON in 1951. He worked for Western Grocier and at Confederation College, he retired in 1983 due to ill health. Uncle Mike spent leisure time golfing, playing cards and working in his yard and garden. He was a member of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church as well as a life long member of the Westfort Prosvita Society. Uncle Mike is survived by his son Gary Charney of Thunder Bay, Ontario and one sister-in-law Susan Charney of Rossburn, Manitoba He was predeceased by his parents Dmytro and Julia Charney (nee Ewanyshyn). Sisters Mary (John) Groshak, Mabel (Matt) Procyk, Ann (Nick) Stupnisky, brothers Stanley in infancy, Thomas Charney, Russel and Martha Charney and his wife and best friend Millie. As per Uncle Mike's request no service was held.
May you rest in peace with all your family in God's heavenly home. Vichnia Pomyat.
Submitted by nephew Rick Charney.
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BISHOP: The death of George Bishop occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 27, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate George's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Jim Brown will officiate. Private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of George to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Complete obituary information 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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