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ROBLESKY: Jessie Ann Roblesky of Brandon, beloved mother of Richard, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Jessie was born on August 26, 1931 in Souris, MB. She lived in Souris as well as Strathclair, with her uncle Eddy and Aunt Floe. Jessie worked at Brandon Packers (Burns.) She was a devoted housewife, a tennis fan, and loved her pet dogs. Jessie is survived by her son, Richard and brother, Jim. She was predeceased by her husband, Sam; father, Donald Sinclair; mother, Jessie (née Farquar;) stepfather, Ceril Andrew; sisters Betty, Harriet, Margaret, Barb, Retti, Winnie and brothers Dan, George, Bob (Robert.) A graveside service for Jessie will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jessie may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
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RENWICK: Marguerite Isabel Renwick, of Brandon, widow of Thomas, dear mother to Lynn Bohrn, Joan Merko and Jim Renwick, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 8, 2013. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm. with Mass of Christian Burial Celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Marguerite to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PRINCE: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Russell James Prince on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre at the age of 68 years. An All Night Wake Service will be held at the Brandon Friendship Center on April 9, 2013 at 205 College Avenue. A funeral service will be held on April 10, 2013 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street at 10:00 a.m. and burial to follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
NUNNS: Ellen Nunns of Brandon, beloved mother of Carl (Barb,) Iris Nunns and Garry (Barb,) passed away as a result of a heart attack at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A time of visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ellen may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 327- 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. R7A 3E5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MASON: Mrs. Gertie Mason of Melita passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the age of 105. Gertie was predeceased by her parents Rueben and Eva Underhill, son Sam, sisters Pearl and Ethyl and brother Wes. She is survived by son Barrie of Langley, BC.; daughter Barb (Kim) Rach of Winnipeg; daughter-in-law Irene Mason of Melita; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held from the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating. Interment at the Melita Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Gertie may be made to the Melita Palliative Care Fund, Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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KRYNSKI: Stanley Krynski, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Assiniboine Centre after a long battle with cancer at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Olga; sons, Andrew, Albert (Laurie,) daughter Joanna (Jay) and grandchildren Emily, Danika, Aidyn, Olivia and Andrea. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Special thanks to the staff on the second floor of the Brandon Regional Health Centre and to the staff on the third floor of the Assiniboine Centre, chronic care and palliative care units. At the request of the family, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a local charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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JOHNS: Kathrine “Kay” Johns. Kay peacefully passed away on April 4, 2013, at the age of 77 years. Kay was born in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, to parents Helena and Daniel Penner. She was the youngest of eight children, and was raised in Gretna, Manitoba, before moving to Winnipeg as a young adult. In Winnipeg, she met Mansur Johns, and together they had daughters Michele and Candice. After having children, Kay worked for 28 years as a Nurses Aid at the St. Amant Centre. In her retirement, Kay continued her devotion to caring for others, and continued as a nanny to several families until her illness in fall of 2012. Though no longer married, Kay and Manny remained close, and frequently travelled together to visit their daughters and grandchildren. Kay is survived by her sister Ruth of Virden, Manitoba, daughters Michele (Glen) Daniel living in Toronto, and Candice (Derek) Cullen, living in Brandon. Kay was a proud grandmother to her four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Reece, Alexa and Ava. Kay had a flair for style and crafts, and always looked her best. She loved to decorate and keep up her condo in style. She loved to spoil her grandchildren, knitting for them or showering them with love and gifts. Kay was a great cook and loved to entertain family at home, always ready with baking or a treat for the kids. Unfortunately, Kay was stricken by brain cancer in fall of 2012, but she never complained, and maintained her sense of humor, positive outlook and brave face for family throughout. She spent her last months living with family in Brandon, until moving to palliative care. She passed away peacefully, with both daughters at her side. The family was grateful for the care and support of the tremendous and caring staff on the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Center in Brandon, and would like to thank Drs.Visser, Kaiser and Butler for their care for Kay, and their friendship along the way. Kay is interred at Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivary Blvd, Winnipeg. At Kay’s request, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HUTSAL: Evelyn Hutsal (nee Gushe) Born July 27, 1923 – Died April 7, 2013. Evelyn Hutsal died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday evening April 7, 2013 at West Park Manor. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1998, her father Leonard, mother Mary, brother Dan, and sister Irene. She is survived by her children Michael and Gisele Hutsal (Frances and Mark), Gregory and Valerie Hutsal (Carmen and Alexa), Ted Hutsal, Jocelyn and Brent VanKoughnet (Joel and Katie), Janice and Brent Young (Brandon and Steven); by sister Margaret Ciekiewicz and sister-in-law Ethyle (Gushe) Lamb. Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, or West Park Manor. Longer notice to follow.
ROBLESKY: Jessie Ann Roblesky of Brandon, beloved mother of Richard, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 81 years. A graveside service for Jessie will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jessie may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BEARS: Jeanne C. Bears (Nee Bilinski) 1930-2013. Jeanne passed quietly away Thursday morning April 4th at her home with her husband and best friend Dave of 52 plus years at her side. Jeanne was predeceased by her older brother John in 2007, dear friend Margaret Carter in 2012, childhood pal Rita Prust in 2006, and Aunt Pat Hayden in 2009. She is survived by sister-in-law Kathy Bilinski, and her nieces and nephews along with their children. Andy Bilinski (Emma) Hannah and Marshall. Jeanne Lushaw (Murray), Tanner, Connor and Miranda. Darren Bilinski. Jody Hesse (Brad) Marian, Alice and Charlie. Jeanne known to them as AJ loved them all intensely. She is also survived by very close friends Les Coates and his mother Mary, Alice and George Cramer, Marion Yaromy, Louise and Rorie MacDonald and Madge Barker. Jeanne loved to travel, enjoying visits all over Canada, southern USA, Alaska, Caribbean, and Central America by ship, plane and particularly by car. She always felt the best part of any trip was coming home. Jeanne’s greatest passion outside of her family was her house and garden. We wish to express our sincere thanks to all her health care providers at Grace Cancer Care, Health Sciences Center Kidney Unit and Corydon Primary Care. Doctors Pat Harris, James Zachorias, Ray Singer and a very special Thank You to Jane MacDonald, Nurse Practitioner, whose care and compassion have been without bounds! At Jeanne’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday April 10th at 2: 00 p.m, at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Winnipeg MB. Stories and Remembrances of Jeanne will be shared at 2:30 p.m. No flowers please. If you wish to make a donation to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg MB, or a charity of your choice, Jeanne would thank you. Thomson “In The Park” 204-925-1120. Condolences may be sent to
HOWES: Doug Howes, formerly of Brandon, passed away March 29, 2013 in Sarnia, ON. He is survived by his Mother Millie Mckerracher and brother Wayne Mckerracher of Sarnia; his children Donna, Rod (Lisa), and Brad (Teresa), all of Calgary, AB; and 5 grandchildren Justin, Courtney, Taylor, Stepheny, and Ben.
McGREGOR: Robert Donald McGregor, beloved husband of Margaret McGregor passed away with his family by his side on March 13, 2013 at the age of 80. Bob was born to the late Norman and Estelle (Spence) McGregor, September 17th, 1932 on the family farm. After attending Hernefield and Waskada Schools, he worked in the oil patch for several years. In 1958, he married Margaret Brown of Regent and began his farming career. With his strong work ethic he continued to farm with his brother and son until this past fall. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret, eldest son: Ian (Dolores), children Paul, Blair, and Martine; son Norm (Donna), children Mallory (Lance) and Jillian; and youngest son Ryan. Brothers: Les and George (Charlotte). Brother-in -law: Murray (Shirley) Brown. Nephews: Scott (Azeb), Jim, Keith, and niece Michelle. Bob had a passion for farming, family and hunting. He looked forward to his coffee outings where many jokes and stories were told. Bob and Margaret enjoyed many summers camping at Mouse River where they made life long friends. A private interment was held at Waskada Cemetery on Monday, March 18th followed by a memorial gathering at 2:30 in the Waskada Community Hall. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Bob’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society at 415 1st St Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
Gone yet not forgotten,Although we are apart,Your spirit lives within us,Forever in our heart.
Smith Funeral Home (204) 747-2088. www.wheatlandfs
MAYBERRY: Olive Mayberry, beloved wife of the Late Sam Mayberry, passed away at the Reston Health Centre on Sunday; March 31, 2013, just two days before her 90th birthday. Olive was born on April 2, 1923 at Wapella, Saskatchewan to Asa and Letitia (Johnston) Edwards. She got her education at a country school near Wapella, then left home at the age of 16 to make her own living. Olive worked at several jobs over the years, at Moosomin, Regina, Leamington, Ontario, Virden and lastly at her hometown Post Office. She married Sam Mayberry on July 25th, 1966 and they lived on the Mayberry farm in the Pipestone area until 1976 when they moved into their home in Reston. Olive was very proud of her home and took great care in her homemaking and caring for what she had. She enjoyed playing golf, visiting friends and going for drives in the countryside. She was a good friend to all her family and enjoyed visiting them whenever she could. Olive was predeceased by her parents, her husband Sam, six sisters and four brothers, two nephews and two nieces. She leaves to mourn two brothers, Bill (Evelyn) of Bassano, Alberta and Clarence (Joyce) of Montreal as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday; April 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Reston United Church with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Olive.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels – Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
FLOYD: The untimely death of David William Floyd occurred March 2, 2013. William was born April 9, 1965 and took his schooling at Sooke, B.C. William was a gentle and kind person with a love for the outdoors, all animals and had many friends. He had extensive experience in culinary arts taking his training in Montana and California. He returned to Canada following an unfortunate accident and as his health declined he worked as a volunteer cook/kitchen helper at the “Gathering Place”, a drop-in center for people in downtown Vancouver. William is survived by his mother Patricia Floyd, Burnaby, B.C. his father Jack Floyd, Salmo, B.C. brother Glenn, sister Roseanne Paul (Issac) and favorite Aunt and Uncle Julie and Erle Duncan with whom he spent summer holidays at their farm in Chater, MB. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. If friends desire donations to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St. East or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
DUNCAN: Gordon Bruce (Butch) Duncan, February 22, 1947 – March 17, 2013. Butch…is what most people knew him by. But he was much much more than that. He was a Partner to a very special lady…a Dad to two sons….a Son to his mom…and a Brother. He was a proud Grandpa to eight amazing kids, a Friend to many and Uncle Butch to many more. Butch was born in Moose Jaw in 1947, to Aut and Myrla Duncan. His dad called him Butch from the second he was born. The name Gordon was a brother of his dad's who has passed at an early age. He lived in Castle Point for a short time then moved to Carberry in 1953. He received his schooling there and also attended the United Church where he went to Sunday School and High C. In school he played football and basketball and later in life played, coached and umpired baseball. He was told in no uncertain terms he should get glasses, that he was missing the game. He actually got glasses and the game improved immensely!! He decided on a career in plumbing and began his apprenticeship with Ed Bowley and continued his trade until he retired in 2012. Butch applied his trade in many places over the years including Thompson, Gilliam, Winnipeg, Brandon and Strathclair. Butch was instrumental in getting the Carberry Golf course off the ground. Building, painting, plumbing, clearing and lot of stories in between. He was most happy on the shores of Salt Lake, where he quickly became part of the community. Shirl and Butch had duck hunters from Wisconsin living in the back yard (complete with hunting cabin that Butch had built) and campers living by the lake (complete with hookups.) It was one big happy family down by the lake where good food and many stories and laughter was had. Trips to Wisconsin were returned, where Butch and Shirl stayed at the Flying Eagle resort. Many other winter trips became a must. Most visited was Mexico but also included Australia, Jamaica, and the southern states. Lake experiences including the making of a dock, acquisition of a pontoon boat, and a sea-doo. All the toys were enjoyed by all who visited, especially the grandkids. He became a member of the local Old Iron Club in Strathclair. Fair time saw him selling home-made ice cream and popcorn on their behalf. He also became a regular at the Drop-In Centre in town for coffee every morning. There he became known for his 'stories', teasing and 'embellishments.' He was a big man with a bigger heart who lived every moment to the fullest. We say farewell to him with the knowledge that whenever a few of his friends or family get together there will be a "remember when…." and a Butch story will follow. Butch's passing has left a huge hole in our hearts. Butch was predeceased by his dad Austin Reid in 1987. Butch will be lovingly remembered by his family, extended family, aunts, uncles, and many many friends.Missing him most will be partner Shirley English; daughter Shari, husband Al, Shania and Matthew Baraniuk; son Derek, wife Nicole, Sienna and Grayson English; daughter Deborah. Gordie's mom, Myrla Duncan. In 1969 he married Elsie Balcuinas and from that union two sons were born. Son Tremelle, Rhonda Ritcher, Tyler and Jordyn. Son Brett, wife Linda, Barrett and Carter; sister Shirley Meyers, husband Richard; niece Ashlyn, husband Christian and Cayden Bohonos; niece Shalya Meyers and Michael. Funeral services were taken care of by Rae's Funeral Home in Shoal Lake. Minister was Peggy Reid. Services were at United Church in Carberry on March 26, 2013.
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