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BOYD: Kay Boyd passed away on April 10, 2011 in the Minnedosa Personal Care Home, at the age of 92 years. A family graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Boyd Cemetery, Bethany, Manitoba. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship and luncheon in Bethany Hall following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or a charity of one’s choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
BURT: Gladys Martha Burt; beloved wife of the late Leonard Burt and mother of Marlene (Murray) Genung, Mayvis (Jim) Sesak, Jack (Wendy), Brian (Margaret), Linda (Syl) Macdougall; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 94 years of age. A service to celebrate Gladys’s life will be held at the Oak River United Church, Oak River, MB, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Oak River Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Gladys’s memory to Birch Lodge PCH, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0; Oak River United Church Memorial Fund, Oak River, MB, R0K 1T0; or to the Rivers United Church Memorial Fund, Rivers, Manitoba,, R0K 1X0. Messages of condolence to the Burt family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WILMAN: Christopher Quinn Wilman, of Onanole, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the age of 39 years. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Onanole & District Recreation Centre, Onanole. If friends so desire donations may be made to Onanole Minor Hockey.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
WRIGHT: Walter Lenard Wright. Peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2011 Walter died at Oakview Place Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. Left to forever cherish Walter's memory is his wife Zelda (nee Maguire) of 64 years of marriage; children Valerie Maier, Janice Innes, Daryl Wright and their partners respectively Charles, Don and Anne Walker; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; as well as many relatives and long time friends. On Friday, April 15, 2011 Walter’s Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. in St. Matthew’s Church, 641 St. Matthew’s Avenue. Interment will be held on April 16 at 11:00 a.m. in St. George’s Wakefield Anglican Church Cemetery, Petersfield, Manitoba. Wojcik’sFuneral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204- 897-4665.www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
WILKINSON: Mary S. Wilkinson, beloved wife of the late Norman Wilkinson, passed away peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the age of 91 years. A Celebration to honour Mary’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
TRUAX: Earl Gordon Truax passed away on March 17, 2011 with his family by his side. Gord was born in Deloraine on March 2, 1955 to Earl and Gertrude Truax. He attended school in Hartney, Manitoba. Gord worked for his dad’s business, South Central Feedlot Cleaning for several years before purchasing it in 1988. The highlight of Gord’s life was his three children, and eight grandchildren. Left to mourn his passing is his three children Melanie and her husband Bryce, Jeffrey and his wife Angie, and Tracy and her husband Wayne; his grandchildren Taylor, Kyle, Kyrnan, Madison, Garrin, Kayla, Riley, and Aiden, and close friend Cheryl Harvie. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Ann and husband John, Joan and husband Jim, and Cheryl and husband Ken, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He is predeceased by his parents Earl and Gertrude Truax. Funeral services were held in the Centennial Hall on March 23 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Margret Kristjansson officiating. Organist Lorne Robson and assisted by the choir. Honorary pallbearers, Glen Forbes and Walter Teetaert. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. Arrangements by Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lung Association. A special thank you to doctors, nurses and staff of the Souris Hospital for the wonderful care taken of our father and grandfather. Thank you to friends and neighbors for many cards, flowers, phone calls, inquiries, baking and donations to the Lung Association.
STYLES: Grant Styles, born April 7, 1939, passed away suddenly on April 2, 2011 in Kelowna. Grant was predeceased by his parents Florence and Bill Styles. He leaves to mourn his passing his son Shane (Marla) and grandchildren Finn and Layla; daughters Kim and Shannon Styles; sister Diane Fotheringham (Jack) and a special Aunt Doll Styles.
SMITH: Evelyn M. Smith (nee Earl). It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother and wife on March 28, 2011 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon at the age of 89. Evelyn was born in Justice, Manitoba on September 10, 1921. She attended school there and later in Carroll, Manitoba. For a time, she worked in Red Deer, Alberta for her Uncle Bud and Aunt Muriel in their jewelry store. During the war, she worked in Toronto with her friend Ruth. When she moved to Brandon, after the war, Evelyn enjoyed working at Continental Auto Supply and later for Dick Agencies. She married her husband, Howard, in 1951 and devoted herself full time to raising her family starting in 1954. In the 70's, after her family was raised, she went back to work, this time in the family business, Brunswick Billiards, where she really enjoyed time spent interacting with the customers. Evelyn volunteered with the Valley View Community Centre in the 60's and early 70's and was a long time member of the Brandon Lions Club Lionels. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Howard, son Dennis (Carolyn), son Bradley (Valerie), sister Edna Martin, brothers Elmer, Murray, and Morris, grandchildren, Jessica and Michael Smith. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Harry and Margaret Earl (Johnston) of Justice. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Hillcrest Place for their support while Evelyn lived there. The FuneralCeremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. A private interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
REYNOLDS: Edna, passed away March 26th, 2011 at the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba in her 97th year. Edna was born July 16th, 1914 in Miniota. Edna was educated in Miniota and graduated from grade 12 in 1932, the first year grade 12 was offered in Miniota. After attending Normal School in Winnipeg, Edna taught in several country schools and later in Oakner, Rivers, Newdale, Binscarth and Miniota. Edna retired in 1974 after 38years of teaching. Edna was known to be rather strict, however earned the respect of her students. Many have said,” Miss Reynolds was the best teacher I ever had” Edna was a strong community supporter and was a member of the Miniota United Church for many years. Edna was predeceased by her parents, George in 1949,Lila in 1974, Brothers Lawrence in 1983, Jim in 1998 and sister in-law Eva in 1999. Edna leaves to mourn her sister in-law Verna Reynolds, nephew Jack (Mary) of Kelowna B.C., Ken (Joan) of Dartmouth, N.S. Niece, Wilma Kryshewsky of Brandon, Manitoba, as well as 12 grand nieces and nephews. Following cremation, a celebration of Edna’s life was held in the Miniota United Church with interment in the Miniota Cemetery April 2nd, 2011. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, Manitoba was in care of arrangements.
MERRY: Sidney (Sid) Edward Merry of Newdale passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Sid was born on January 7, 1933 in Cobourg, Ontario to Sidney M. and Edith (Cowin) Merry. He joined 1RCHA in 1951, served in Korea, returned to Canada, transferred to RCOC and posted to Shilo. There he met and married Eva Fiedler. Sid was active in the Royal Canadian Legion, belonging to Sandy Lake Branch #184. He served as Zone Commander and Deputy Zone Commander of RCL Zone #23. Sid is survived by his wife Eva; son Rick Merry (Pat Shebaylo) of Winnipeg and daughter Janice Merry of Bassano, Alberta; five grandchildren: Sidney F. (Anita), Andrew (Bethany), Dallas (Kevin Lajoie), Penny (Kevin Penston), Claire (Rick Banman) and seven great grandchildren: Sidney Patrick, and Isabelle Merry, Jessica and Brayden Lajoie, Logan Penston, Carlie and Deja Banman. Also surviving is brother: Robert (Marie) Merry of Port Hope, Ont., and brothers-in-law Donald Grant of Woodstock, N.B. and Bill (Lucie) Fiedler of Strathmore, AB., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sid was predeceased by his parents: mother Edith, 1951, stepmothers Ruth (Nunn) 1960; Alice, 2005; father Sidney, 1991; granddaughter Stefanie, 1996, sister, Margaret Grant, 2003, daughter Edith, 2007; his mother-in-law Ruby, 1982, and father-in-law Fred, 1981. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newdale United Church, Newdale. Rev. Tim Crouch will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made in Sid’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Juvenile Diabetes Research, Minnedosa Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Canadian Cancer Soceity, Manitoba Lung Association or to a charity of your 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. (204) 759-2160.
McCLELLAN: Dugald (Dug) McLellen, of Hamiota, MB; passed away at Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in his 100th year. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, Manitoba on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Dugald’s memory to Park Residence EPH, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
LANGMAN: The death of Gordon Wesley Langman, dear father of Darlene (Ron) Leslie, occurred in Brandon on Monday, March 21, 2011. Gordon was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on July 13, 1923. He was raised and attended school in Maple District, Saskatchewan until the family moved to Beresford, Manitoba in 1937 and then to Bunclody, Manitoba in 1939. The family moved to Brandon around 1945, where Gordon attended Business College. On July 12, 1947, Gordon married Vivian Jean Spain, of Bunclody and they enjoyed 61 years, 6 months and 17 days together. They lived in Rivers and Gordon worked for Foreman Hardware Store. They had two daughters, Darlene and Deborah. In about 1956, the family moved to Brandon where Gordon worked for McArthur Trucking, the Victoria Inn and Christie School Supply. Gordon's life revolved around his family and involved activities such as camping, travelling and family get-togethers. His hobbies included woodworking andwhen he could no longer do that he took up crocheting afghans. He was handy with his hands and completed an addition to the house on Cherry Crescent and their trailer at Minnedosa Lake, under the supervision of Vivian. He was a dedicated grandfather to his granddaughters, Shannon and Sheri and more recently to his great-granddaughter, Ava. Gordon is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Darlene (Ron) Leslie of Winnipeg; granddaughters, Shannon Leslie (Egan Henderson) of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Sheri Fisher (nee Leslie) (Jason) of Brandon and great-granddaughter Ava Lynn Fisher, also of Brandon. He is also survived by his sister Beryl Moar (Gordon) of Kelowna, British Columbia; brother George Langman of Mexico and sister-in-law Anne Spain of Brandon and many nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his father and mother, Fred and Hazel Langman and his step-mother Carrie Langman, his wife Vivian Langman, daughter Deborah Lynn Langman and brother-in-law Norman Victor Spain. The family would like to thank Dr. Moller, the staff on 400 West of the Brandon General Hospital and the staff at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home for the professional and compassionate care that they provided Gordon. A memorial service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Colleen Gareau will officiate. A private interment service will be held prior. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in the memory of Gordon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue, East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KAMAROUS: Doreen Clara Kamarous passed away Thursday, March 28, 2011 at the age of 72 surrounded by her families love. Doreen was born May 6, 1938 in Killarney, Manitoba and spent her early years growing up on the farm. She loved animals, the outdoors and was very active when she was young. Doreen was an avid horse woman and could be found on her favourite horse "Red" whenever she could get away from her chores. At the age of 17 she moved into town with her sister Leona and some girl friends and worked as a nurses aide in Killarney Hospital. A few years later she met, fell in love and married Dad (Victor Kamarous) on June 14, 1958. They moved to Brandon, MB where they lived most of their almost 53 years together working and raising 5 children. Mom loved photography, collecting things and her family which was evident to anyone that walked into her house as she had a large collection of pictures of family adorning every inch of wall space. Doreen was a strong courageouswoman who braved many obstacles and health issues throughout her life, but never let them hinder her from living life to the fullest. Mom was selfless and lived each day putting others before herself and strived to ensure that "Love and Happiness" was felt by all. This amazing woman, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend will be dearly missed but will "Forever Live in Our Hearts" ... Doreen was predeceased by her Mom and Dad: John and Della McInnes. She is survived by her husband Victor; her children: Debbie Scott (Tony), Pam Brown, Richard (Kathryn), Todd (Brenda) Lana Kamarous-Munro (Michael); her grandchildren: Jenna and Jesse Brown, Keanna and Aidan Kamarous, Tess and Taya Munro, Nolan Kamarous, Krista and Katelend Lynns; Her brother Don McInnes and sister Leona Teetaert as well as countless nieces and nephews. Doreen's life was celebrated by family and friends on March 31, 2011 at Memories Chapel and was lovingly carried to her final resting place in the Brandon Cemetery by her grandson Jesse Brown. Victor and the Kamarous family would like to thank you all for celebrating Doreen's life with us and for the many cards, kind thoughts, gifts of food and flowers we have received during this very difficult time. A Special thank you goes out to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Brandon Regional Health Centre (where Doreen worked for many years) and Assiniboine Centre for their compassionate care of Mom as well as the respect they showed for our grieving family. We would also like to give our thanks for any donations that have been made and will be made in Mom's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GLASER: Lionel Travers Glaser, beloved husband of Valerie, of Brandon, MB, died peacefully at home on March 16, 2011. Lionel was born July 12, 1922 in Winnipeg, MB, the son of William (McCullough) Glaser and Selma Bernadina (Hallonquist) and younger brother to Raymond. Lionel began life with his family, in English River until he was two years old, then they moved to Whitewater, where he eventually started school. The family moved to Roland, MB when Lionel was 11 years old, where he grew up and finished high school. From 1939 until 1943, he attended United College in Winnipeg, but his education was interrupted when he volunteered for military service in Europe during W.W. 2, and was overseas from 1943 until Christmas, 1945. After the war, while still in uniform, he taught for awhile in Winnipeg in the old Ford Plant, then received his discharge. He completed his degree in Education in 1948, then taught high school, where he was Principal at Bethany, MB, then taught schools in Grandview, Stonewall, St. James and Winnipeg. He then taught for two years at Birtle Indian Residential School, then at King George School in Brandon. On July 1, 1958 he married Margaret Chapple in Winnipeg, then they moved to Brandon where Lionel was employed. Lionel attained his BSW, then his MSW, working for a few years as Social Worker, driving both north and south around the province and then obtained a lateral transfer from the Department of Education to Assiniboine Community College where he taught Social Work for the next 22 years, while Margaret taught school at BCI in Brandon, then at CFB Shilo, and then was employed at Brandon University as an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education, where she was instrumental in creating the Brandon University Pre School program. Margaret retired in 1985 and passed away in September 1990. On September 28, 2001, Lionel married Valerie (Hulbert), and became stepfather and grandfather to her four adult daughters and eleven grandchildren. Lionel was predeceased by his parents, William and Selma, his brother, Raymond and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He leaves to mourn his wife, Valerie, stepdaughters, Wendy (Martin) of Brandon, MB, Elaine (Tony) Gonzales, of Kelowna, BC, Angela (Dwain) Deal of Sundre, AB and Alison Howard, of Olds, AB, and grandchildren, Elizabeth and David Martin, Jessica, Alex and Morgan Gonzales, and Jeffrey, Andrew, Colette, Rebecca, Megan and Paul Deal and his sister-in-law, Ruth Glaser, of Bellingham, WA, nephew, Hugh Glaser (Mary Jane) and great-nephew Patrick Glaser, of Renton WA, and sister-in-law, Karen Hulbert, Brandon, MB, nephew Kevin Hulbert, Toronto, ON; and niece Lisa Hulbert, Brandon, MB, and many other aunts, uncles and cousins and his two best friends, Adin Bauman and Cesar Gonzales. Lionel took regular walks in summer, and in winter when it was mild enough, and faithfully watered the garden in summer and took great care of shoveling the snow in winter. He listened faithfully to “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” on CBC Radio, and never missed the Winnipeg Symphony when it was in Brandon. A celebration of Lionel’s life was held in St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Brandon, where he had been a member of the choir for many years, with Dean Robin Walker and Bishop Jim Njegovan officiating, with music by Dr. Arthur Bower at the organ, and a large choir, with friends from St. Matthew’s and several of his former students and fellow teachers from A.C.C. in attendance. Interment will follow at a later date in the family plot in Minnedosa.
Lionel will be deeply missed and fondly remembered in our hearts
FREDRICKSON: Barb Fredrickson, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on March 29, 2011 at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her husband Walter, and daughter Judi; and is survived by son David (Debbie), grandsons Jason and Geoffrey (Jessica and Quinton), and son-in-law Norm Magnusson, and grandchildren Kristenn and Erik (Darcy), and great- grandchildren Maxwell, Marley, Avery and Camryn. Family and friends gathered at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 to celebrate her long and full life. We share here her story, as told in her own words in 2005: Helen Barbara Shepard was born in 1917 and raised in Binscarth, Manitoba the second of four children. She unceremoniously became Barbara when there were too many Helens enrolled in her grade one class. Her family lived with her grandparents. Good behavior at school was important growing up and according to her stories she more than once had to go out and cut her own willow switch. There was always a sibling willing to run ahead with stories from school. After high school, she and her sister Ruth headed for Business College in Winnipeg, but Barb returned to help her mother and grandparents with the boarding house they ran for mail clerks and teachers. Barb met and married a teacher by the name of Walter Fredrickson in 1944. They moved throughout southwestern Manitoba with stops in Elgin, Boissevain, and Strathclair before moving themselves and their two children to Brandon in 1957. After years of teacherage living, backyard plumbing, dealing with school boards to get leaky roofs and drafty window fixed, they moved into their own brand new house on Second Street, just off Richmond Ave., where Barb lived until moving into River Heights Terrace in 1999. Barb and Walter were very active in the community and involved in the organization and eventual building of Trinity United Church. Barb was the CGIT leader for years and active in the United Church Women’s Group. More recently she participated in the mortgage burning, and was given a lifetime membership to the UCW. She loved to bake. Everyone from grocery deliveryman, to neighborhood kids that cut her lawn and cleaned her walks enjoyed her fresh buns and homemade jam. Her apple pies were always a highlight of family gatherings. Barb worked with mentally challenged adults for many years at CAMROC Occupational Center, teaching ceramics and crafts. Many lasting friendships were made with students and coworkers alike. Barb was always an avid curler, and after retiring joined a group of old girls at The Riverview Curling Club starting a league that grew into a provincially recognized category of curling that is still today known as the Golden Gals. She served as secretary for the Golden Gals well past her active curling days and traveled to league meetings where old friendships were kept alive. Barb moved into Rideau Park in December of 2005 where she enjoyed knitting, and teasing and being teased by the nursing staff. The family would like to thank Wade Lombard and staff, and Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood for their kindness and compassion. The family would also like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Rideau Park Nursing Home for providing such a warm caring environment for Barb.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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