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LEE: Doreen Iris Lee formerly of Pierson, Manitoba passed away at the Willowview PCH, Reston, MB. on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the age of 83. A service to celebrate Doreen's life will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from the Pierson United Church, Pierson, Manitoba. Interment at the Pierson Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations may be given to the Pierson United Church Memorial Fund Box 281 Pierson, Manitoba, R0M 1S0 or to the Pierson Cemetery Fund Box 100 Pierson, Manitoba, R0M 1S0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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KUBANOWSKI: The death of Joe Kubanowski beloved husband of Judy, dear father of Sherri Lee and Cheryl-Lynn occurred in the city on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The funeral ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church will officiate. A private interment will follow at the Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, Manitoba. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WHITE: Rita White; beloved wife of Robert and mother of Alberta (Jim) Drummond, Michelle (Kevin) Brown, Nicole (Marty) Madsen, Rachael (Gerard) Simard; passed away with her family at her side at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 77 years of age. A reception open to everyone will be held at the Kenton Memorial Hall, Kenton, Manitoba, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 3:30pm following a private service and interment. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence to the White family can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
DICKIE: With great sadness we announce the passing of Keith Edwin Dickie, beloved husband of Wilma, father of Darlene (Mike) and Darwin (Wanda); grandfather of Rhys, Dorian, Matthew (Niki), and Jennifer (Curtis); great grandfather of Kendra and Logan. At Keith's request there will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers donations in Keith's memory may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Bandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WILLIAMSON: Surrounded by loving family, Bette Williamson passed away June 5, 2011 in the Brandon Palliative Care Unit. Bette was born November, 8, 1925 in McAuley, Manitoba to Robert and Agnes Shopland. She grew up on the family farm near Rocanville, Saskatchewan. In 1947, Bette met and married Kenneth Williamson. Bette and Ken spent their working years in Brandon, Manitoba. Bette was a devoted wife and a loving, full time mother to her three children Brian, Marlene, and Kennie. After the children were grown, she assisted Ken managing Hillside Townhouses in Brandon. In 1997, upon retirement, Bette and Ken moved to Chimo Resort in Rivers, Manitoba where she enjoyed many local activities. She particularly loved golfing and bowling. She was the Senior Ladies Champion at the Riverdale Golf and Country Club several times but her most treasured trophy was the one her husband made for her "hole-in-one." For many years she was an avid bowler in Brandon and Minnedosa. Her numerous bowling awards attest to her bowling abilities. Bette was an active member of the Rivers Fifty Plus Club where she was famous for her home baking. She delighted in her six grandchildren and their various activities. She proudly displayed their photos, letters, and cards on the refrigerator doors. She leaves to mourn: her husband, Ken Williamson; son, Brian (Pat); daughter, Marlene (Ian McKay); son, Ken, also sixgrandchildren; Robbie (Gaby) Ferguson, Jimmie (Katya) Ferguson, Chuck (Andrea) Williamson, Jacob Williamson, Melissa Williamson (Lucien Lozio), and Evelyn Eichhorst. Bette was one of ten children and leaves to mourn Robert, Phil, and Jim Shopland, Helen Thompson, and Queenie Hodder. She was predeceased by Margaret Andre, Ina Hayden, and Joseph and Jack Shopland. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Visser and the compassionate and caring nursing staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral service will be held at the Rivers United Church in Rivers, Manitoba on Friday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. A private interment will be held at the Rivers Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Bette to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2M 2W1 or The War Amps, Key Tag Service, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 5K9.
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KACHANOSKI:Louie, 87 years, beloved husband of the late Ella Kachanoski, father of Linda, Ivan, Connie, Beverly, Aldan, Kimberly and Kristine, passed away at the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, June 5, 2011. Funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Prayer service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Louie, donations may be made to the Souris Fellowship Club c/o Town of Souris Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
CITULSKY: Anne Marie Citulsky (nee Nychuk). On June 5th ,2011 at the Riverdale Health Center, Rivers, Anne Citulsky, beloved wife of Bill, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Mom was born Oct 26, 1924 at Vista Manitoba. She went to Vista school and worked at several places in the Vista/Shoal Lake area .It was during this time she met Dad and they were married September 30th, 1945. Mon busied herself with raising their children and helping Dad on the farm. Her garden was always larger than necessary. Cooking and baking for her family was her joy—no one went home from Baba’s house empty handed. Her perogies, cabbage rolls and peroshkie were not only family favorites but she used to make them for just about anyone who asked her. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, always interested in what they were doing. And most recently, thrilled every time there was a great grandchild born. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, playing cards were some of her pastime hobbies as well as rarely missing a chance to play Bingo. Mom and Dad traveled to several places in Canada and the USA. The church was very important to Mom. She and Dad are members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ghost, Brandon and Mom was an active member of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada-Lesia Ukrainka Branch. Besides her husband Bill, she leaves to mourn her 3 children, Ron (Susan) of Rivers, Evelyn (Eric) Neufeld of Minnedosa and Michael of Vancouver B.C. She has 5 grandchildren: Suzanne (Les) Sullivan, Steven (Erin) Neufeld, Curtis (Nicole) Citulsky, Andrew (Jennifer) Citulsky and Evan Citulsky (friend Jolene Hodgins). She also has 5 great grandchildren, Ethan and Ashley Sullivan, Haylee and Cameron Citulsky and Kate Neufeld. Mom was predeceased by her parents Mike and Carrie Nychuk, 6 brothers, Steve, Melvin, Nick, Dick, Bill and Matt Nychuk—one sister Jean Walowetz and bother-in-law Ernie Citulsky. She is also survived by her sister Kay Drul, and sisters-in-law Mary Nychuk and Violet Nychuk. Sisters and brothers-in-law: Jean (Steve) Manuliak, Peter (Jean) Citulsky, Anne (Wally) Kolench , Alice (Nestor) Zemliak and Jean Citulsky as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Friday June 10th at Memories Funeral Chapel Brandon at 11:00 am with V. Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda officiating. Interment will follow at the Pettapiece Cemetery near Rivers at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Riverdale Health Center Palliative Care, Rivers.
Will forever be loved and missed!Vichnaya Pamyat’.
Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site “Dedicated to those we serve”.
BEARDY: Edwin Beardy, beloved husband of Ellen, died peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on May 19, 2011. Funeral services were held in The Pas on May 24. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Friday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m.
KACHANOSKI:Louie, 87 years, beloved husband of the late Ella Kachanoski, father of Linda, Ivan, Connie, Beverly, Aldan, Kimberly and Kristine, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, June 5, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending. In memory of Louie, donations may be made to the Souris Fellowship Club, c/o Town of Souris, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
SMITH: Charlotte Emily-Hope Smith of Brandon, Manitoba, formerly of Mission, B.C. passed away on May 28, 2011, at Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 80 years. Emily was born in Mission, B.C. October 16, 1930, and was raised and educated in the area, where she remained until moving to Brandon at the age of 73. She spent much of her early life exploring the beach at her parent’s summer cottage on Crescent Beach. She loved the ocean. Emily attended Mission Senior Secondary School in addition to a year of private school in Vancouver, B.C. As a young adult Emily worked at CIBC prior to marrying Ray and becoming a homemaker for her family. Some of the organizations she belonged to included ACW, Mission Curling Club, Comet Club, Cancer Society, and she was also a member of the Mardi Club and Crib Club at Monterey Estates, in Brandon, Manitoba. She was very artistic and left her creative touch where ever she went. She sketched many a beautiful picture. She was a avid gardener and won many curling trophies over the years. She was an amazing cook and delighted many of us with her culinary skills. Emily was an inspiration to all as she battled cancer with perpetual optimism, courage and grace. She is survived by son Neale (Niki); daughter Cheri; son Dean (Pam). Grandchildren Troy, Heather, Chelsea, Scott, Zach, Jaimie, and Ben. One great-grandchild Claire. Predeceased by husband Lawrence Ray Smith. Parents Marguerite Jean Stafford and William Alexander Stafford. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Emily’s memory may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ROBERTSON: Dorothy R. Dorothy passed away peacefully on June 2, 2011 in White Rock, B.C. at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, son Gordon Jr. (Rob) and granddaughter Chari. She is survived by her sister Margaret Christmas of Victoria, daughter Margaret Misko (Dennis) of White Rock, son Bill of Victoria, 5 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Dorothy and Gordon moved from their home in Brandon to be closer to family in B.C. in 1997. Their ashes will be returning to their resting place in Brandon at Rosewood Memorial Gardens at a later date.The family will place a notification of date and time when determined.
WELLS: Aleck Kingsnorth Wells, beloved husband of Helen Wells, entered into rest on June 3, 2011 at the age of 77 years. Funeral service will take place on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church, Carberry, MB. Private family interment will take place in the Wellwood Cemetery prior to the service. Donations may be made to the Deer Lodge Centre Movement Disorder Program, 200 Woodlawn St., Winnipeg, MB R3J 2H7. White’s Funeral Home – Carberry, in care of arrangements. (204) 834-2629.
SHEARDOWN: Melvin Douglas of Brandon, Manitoba, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 76 years of age at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with family by his side. Melvin was born February 15, 1934 at Hamiota, Manitoba, beloved son of the late Thomas and Jennie Sheardown and brother of Gordon (Marion), Beth (Jamie) Jamieson, Lorne, Ross (Norma), Doreen (Jim) Alexander and Glen (Helen) and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was the second youngest in his family. Melvin attended school in Hamiota and then worked as a farm laborer for six years for both Gordon and Jim Killoh. He became employed with the Manitoba Department of Highways in 1958 and helped build many roads throughout the province. In 1977 he began work at the Head Office in Brandon. At that time he purchased a mobile home in Whiteswan Trailer Park. Melvin enjoyed 33 years there sharing his life with many friends and neighbors! He retired in 1993. Melvin loved to fish, hunt and golf which he did until illness prevented him to do so. At home, he always had a crossword puzzle book close by. He also loved to “take a drive” to see what was happening around Brandon and the countryside. Melvin enjoyed travelling and made several trips to the west coast and the United States. Helping with harvest at Doreen and Jim’s, Connie and Harry’s and Greg and Lynne’s at Lenore was always a highlight. April 14, 1999 was a proud day for Melvin as he aced the 160 yard third hole at Northern Pines Golf Course. This was witnessed by his good friend, Harry Crowston. Melvin never missed a Sheardown Family Reunion or a family meal celebrating a special event. He loved to tease and laugh and had a twinkle in his blue eyes! While Melvin did enjoy visiting he was also a private and quiet man so was usually the first to arrive and the first to leave. At most of our tables, he had a certain place where he always sat! We will miss you, Melvin! Heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre (Assiniboine Centre 2nd and 3rd Floors) for the kindness and caring you gave to our loved one! Everyone is welcome to attend a graveside service at the Hamiota Cemetery, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, please join with Melvin’s family for a luncheon at the Hamiota Community Centre and for a time of fellowship and sharing of memories.
Gone is the face we loved so dearSilent is the voice we loved to hearToo far away for sight or speechBut not too far for thoughts to reach.
For those so desiring, donations may be made in Melvin’s memory to: CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Condolences made to:
OTTEN: The death of Matthias “Matt” Otten, beloved partner of Joanne Canada- Somers occurred suddenly on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Matt was born June 30, 1960 in Lübeck, Germany. Matt received his education in Germany, graduating in 1975. He began his career as a chef in Germany, receiving his Red Seal in 1979, his journeyman Silver Seal in 1980 and Executive Chef Training and Gold Seal in 1984. After moving to Canada, he received his Canadian Red Seal in 2003 and Certificate with Honours in Adult Education in 2010. Matt worked in many small restaurants and various hotels and large convention centers in the role of Chef and Executive Chef. Matt’s greatest love was teaching at Assiniboine Community College as a Chef Instructor and Executive Chef since 2002. While in Brandon, Matt volunteered at various organizations (non profit) and many community events. He was a member of the German Society of Westman. Matt enjoyed horses, archery and photography and was very proud to share his passion for food with his many students that he taught. Matt leaves his life partner, Joanne, and a daughter Lisa in Germany, a son Timothy and daughter Meagan, both of Winnipeg. He also leaves his step-daughters; Jen (Chris) and Tiani and a granddaughter, Addison. Matt was predeceased by his mother, Inge Christa Luise Otten. The Ceremony to Celebrate Matt’s Life was held at Central United Church on Monday, May 30, 2011. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiated. Pallbearers were Manfred Wicht, Wolfgang Monin, Chris Desjardins, Kevin Hefferan, Riley Vandermeulen and Thorsten Schmidt.
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MUNRO: Sadie Natalie Munro, beloved wife of the late Clifford Muno, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. God blessed them with four children, Beverly H. Munro of N. Surrey, BC, Barbara A. Pasechnik of Wakarusa, IN, Kenneth W. Munro of Yorba Linda, CA and Murray G. Munro of Brandon. Sadie was born on a farm near Horod, Manitoba to Paul and Theodora Black on February 27, 1917. She was one of fifteen siblings, of which three died in infancy. Her siblings were Nick, Annie, Frank, George and Mike Black, Mary Krawchuk and Rose Morgan-Clarke, Peter and Sam Butternowsky, who all preceded her in death. Marjorie Charney, Tom Butternowsky and Stella Handzuk are the three surviving siblings. Sadie was a wonderful homemaker and she enjoyed so much having family or friends and come and visit them. She kept her home spotless and enjoyed making delicious meals for her family and friends. She and Cliff enjoyed gardening and had a large garden for many years. She was always ready to share and encouraged many people with encouraging words and a hug. Sadie was also very health orientated and she walked five miles a day until three years ago when they moved from their home to Victoria Landing. She would like to say, “You either use it or lose it”. She was a great encouragement to us, her children, to keep in good health by walking. She made God a priority in her life. She attended Knox United Church for a few years; the Alliance Chapel for a number of years and then since 1970 attended the Worldwide Church of God. Said and Cliff traveled over the years in Canada and the United Stated and made many friends. She will be greatly missed by her children, Bev and Marian, Barb and Dave, Ken and Denise, and Murray; her grandchildren, Jann Niblock, Sarah Munro, Tammy Hinton, Pamela Balch and Daniel Pasechnik; and her eleven great grandchildren. . A funeral service was held at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, on Thursday, June 2, 2011 with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to HCJB Global, 3-44 Saltsman Drive, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 4R7.
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