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BULLOCH: Joanne Marie Bulloch passed away on January 4, 2013 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. She was born on September 21, 1939 in Vancouver, BC. Joanne attended school in Reston MB. She graduated from the Dauphin General Hospital in 1960 working as a R.N. for 45 years of which 36 of these in the operating room in Dauphin. After a very rewarding career, she retired in May 2005. Joanne was very involved in sports growing up. Figure skating was a favorite pastime. In her later years she enjoyed jogging, snowshoeing, skiing and skating. In retirement, she took up Nordic walking and going to the gym. She was predeceased by her mother in 1995 and her two little dogs Buffy and Kari who she loved very much; as well as her special friend Marge Tycholes. Surviving Joanne are the kids Jana and John Baron; her close friend Iona Tarrant, Sandra and Ivan and family; Bev and Garth and family; Veda and Carl and family; as well as many family, friends and colleagues. Cremation has taken place and the interment will take place sometime in the future in the family plot in Reston Cemetery by Jana and John Baron. A celebration of Joannes life will be held on January 12, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dauphin Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dauphin Humane Society or the Dauphin and District Foundation. Jana and John would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Trina Mathison, Dr. Jason Scott, Barb Cassin and the entire second floor staff at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre for their extra special care and compassion for Joanne.
BARTLEY: Myrtle Dorothy Bartley, age 87, beloved wife of the late Les Bartley died January 5, 2013 at Evergreen Place Personal Care Home in Boissevain, Manitoba. A Public Interment will take place on Tuesday January, 8th at 2:00 p.m. with a Memorial Reception to follow in the lower hall of St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Myrtle may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 193 Sherbrook St. Winnnipeg, MB R3C 2B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association; 727B 10th St. Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
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HAMILTON: Robert Charles Hamilton was, and will always be in our hearts. After having a great Christmas filled with family, friends, laughter and turkey dinner, Bob passed away with his loved ones at his side on Sunday, December 30th from complications caused by cancer. He was a compassionate man with a very genuine devotion to friends, family, students and any one who crossed his path, never thinking twice to lend his wisdom or a helping hand. Bob was born on November 15th, 1950 to Beryl and Robert J. Hamilton. He grew up in Brandons east end with his sister Jane, and spent his summers working, building life long friends and crafting his wonderful character and love of the outdoors at Clear Lake. In his youth, Bob was very active in many sports including basketball, tennis and volleyball. After receiving a scholarship to study at the University of North Dakota, Bob completed his bachelors degree in education with a major in physical education and a minor in English in 1973. It was during his university years that he met the love of his life, Joy Donnelly at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. The two were wed in 1975, after spending countless nights talking under the magical stars of the old campground and on midnight canoe rides. After 6 years of marriage their first son Blake was born in 1981, followed by Joel in 1985 and finally Gareth in 1989. Bobs family life was immensely important to him. He lived life to the fullest taking his wife and three boys on unforgettable road trips, camping excursions and exploring the outdoors. In his professional life, Bob was a dedicated teacher, guidance counselor and coach for over three decades. He began his teaching career in Rosenort, Manitoba, moving to Thompson, where he taught phys Ed for 3 years and renewed his interest in basketball. In 1977, he returned to Brandon and began teaching at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, where he spent the next 31 years of his career. Here he taught phys Ed and English, coached numerous basketball and volleyball teams and provided council and support to students and staff alike. After retirement from the Brandon School Division in 2008, he continued to council those in need through his work at the John Howard Society. He also served on the Board of Directors with Child and Family Services Foundation and was a sales representative for the Large Print Phone Book Company which brought him many enjoyable hours traveling across southwestern Manitoba with Joy by his side. Bobs kindness, generosity and compassion will be forever missed by many of those whose lives he touched. He will be deeply missed and cherished by his beloved wife Joy, his three sons, Blake, Joel and Gareth, his sister Jane, niece Jana from Atlanta, Georgia; Sisters and brothers in laws Clark and Mary, Pat and Patti, Chris and Danette, parents in law, Marjorie and Jack Donnelly and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Bobs honor to celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street.
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GRAY: Lawrence Cameron passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday morning, December 26, 2012 at the age of 69 years. Cameron leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Kenzie (née Neelin) of Brandon, his three daughters Marla Winters (Ron) of Brandon, Jennifer Newitt (Bruce) of Brandon and Elizabeth Gray of Toronto, along with two granddaughters, Alyssa Newitt and Hope Winters. Surviving are Camerons two brothers, Bill (Trudy) and Warren (Marilyne), brother-in -law William Neelin, sisters-in-law Janet Carter (Jim), Jean Neelin, Mary Kirkpatrick (Calvin), and Margaret Klein along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence Gray and Margaret Gray (née Cochrane), and brother-in-law John Klein. Cameron was born September 20, 1943 at the Brandon General Hospital. Cameron grew up on the family farm along the Grand Valley Road west of Brandon. The Gray century farm was established in 1883. He attended Hunter, Popular Hill and Earl Oxford Schools. He graduated from Brandon Collegiate Institute followed by two years of the agricultural degree program at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, before moving back to Brandon to fulfill his dreams of working the land as a farmer. On June 22, 1968 Cameron married the love of his life, Kenzie Anne Neelin of Killarney, Manitoba at the Killarney United Church. In 1972, he, Kenzie and his neighbour, Don Crofton, built their house overlooking the Grand Valley. As a young boy Cameron would often go deer hunting with his father, brothers and neighbours. He was a good marksman and venison was often prepared into sausages, burgers and steaks. He was also a great gardener and the family would work together in spring and fall to prepare food for the winter. Cameron was an avid saskatoon picker and he could fill an ice-cream pail faster than most. He could always find the best saskatoons. Saskatoon pie was one of his favourite desserts, in addition to apple, mince meat, lemon, pumpkin and well... any kind of pie on the table. He enjoyed pie eating contests with friends, families, and neighbours - and in most cases he likely won. One of his favourite foods was potatoes and if a meal did not include this, he would always ask, "Where are the potatoes? To say that Cameron loved cars was an understatement. He pursued a career as a Journeyman Autobody Technician and in 1988 began working at Fowler Pontiac Buick GMC, now called Fowler Hyundai. Cameron loved working on cars and took so much pride in his work. He was a mentor to the staff in the autobody shop, as he had over 50 years of experience due to his work on the farm and at Fowler Hyundai. Cameron was a worker by nature and always said he would never retire. He wanted to "go out with his boots on. His hard work, expertise, smile and positive attitude will be greatly missed. Cameron and Kenzie attended hundreds of their daughters violin, fiddle, piano, and festival concerts as they actively supported them as they took violin and piano lessons. He took great pride in his daughters accomplishments and encouraged their education and higher learning, supporting them in any way that he could. Grandpa Cam loved his granddaughters and though he never had any sons or grandsons, he would often surprise them with toy cars, farm sets or dump trucks. Grandpa was always planning what he could build them next, whether it was a train set, swing set, bike or little toy tractor, he always had a plan in the works and was always building something. A celebration of life took place on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Brandon, Manitoba with Rev. Orton Anderson Officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Gray, Warren Gray, Donald Gray, Stanley Cochrane, Bruce Newitt and Ron Winters. Donations in memory of Cameron may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
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DENEKA: With family by her side, Verna Deneka (nee Bellas) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the age of 79 years. She will be lovingly missed by her sons Greg (Heather) Deneka and Rodney Deneka; daughters Debbie (Bernie) Everett and Cyndi (Paul) Solon; grandchildren Michael (Angela), Jennifer and Sydney; great-grandsons Jake and Jesse; brother Ken (Lois) Bellas and sister Frances (Stan) Tarnowski along with many nieces and nephews. Verna was born and raised in Brandon. She was predeceased by her husband Peter in February 2010, after 59 years of marriage. Mom worked at the Royal Oak Inn and Brandon University up to her retirement. She treasured family get-togethers and always looked forward to playing cards and games of Rummoli. She loved baking cookies for her grandchildren and cooking picture-perfect meals for her family! Mom was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxilary Branch #3 where she enjoyed working and sharing time with friends. The family would like to thank the 4th Floor staff and residents at Fairview Nursing Home for the warm welcome and care provided during the past year; the many caregivers at BRHC and especially the 3rd Floor at the Assiniboine Centre for their excellent care and compassion during this difficult time. A private family celebration of Vernas life with interment will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Verna may be made to the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, 340-9th Street, Room 140A, Brandon, MB R7A 6C2.
God saw you getting tired,When a cure was not to be.So he wrapped his arms around you,And whispered, come to me.
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CHAMBERS: Marjory Evelyn. December 30, 1925 - January 2, 2013. Marjory Evelyn Chambers of Calgary passed away at the Rosedale Hospice on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the age of 87 years. She was the loving mother of Robert (Deb) Chambers of Whitehorse YK, Lynne (Leon) North of Calgary, Lawrence (Mary) Chambers of Sechelt, BC. Marjory will also be dearly missed by her seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren as well as the rest of her family and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband and companion of 47 years, Kenneth and sisters: Elva Henderson and Ruby Chambers. Marjory was born in Ninga, MB and married Ken in Boissevain on April 7, 1948. They moved to Brandon, MB in 1956 and resided there until 1971 when they moved to Calgary. Marjory spent her life dedicated to and in support of her family. Marjory died peacefully, as she had lived. If so desired, memorial donations in Marjorys honor may be made directly to a Cancer Foundation of choice or the Rosedale Hospice (920-7A Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 3J3). A Memorial Service will be held at Northmount Baptist Church (451 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. To forward condolences, please visit our website: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home, Calgary, AB. (403)272-5555.
HOULE: Solomon Houle passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Portage General Hospital in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was born on Sandy Bay Reserve Manitoba to Monique Houle (nee Beaulieu), step-father, Frank Houle, and his birth father, William Whitford. Solomon lived most of his life on Sandy Bay Reserve. When he retired he moved to Brandon and lived there for 17 years. After symptoms of dementia set in, he moved to the Lions Prairie Manor in Portage where he has lived for the last 4 years. Solomon is predeceased by his wife, Gladys, (nee Mousseau), daughters, Doreen and Sonya, son, Clifford Chaboy, his mother, Monique Houle (nee Beaulieu), step-father Frank Houle, birth father, William Whitford, brothers, Norman Houle, Raymond Whitford, Joey Whitford, Jimmy Whitford, Edward Poncho Whitford, sister Nancy Maruschuk, grandchildren, Blaine Beaulieu, Tannis Jaye Roulette-Beaulieu, great grandson, Pierson William Racette, son-in-law, David Ferguson. He leaves to mourn his children, Robert (Paul), Vivian, Catherine (Ron), Marilyn, Sandra (Chief Joe Vine) Delores (Richard), Stella (Chief Norman), Alex (Marlene), Napoleon (Gloria), Francis (Carol), Roberta (Ed), Kimberly (Murray) and 43 grandchildren and 65 great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his brothers, Joseph Roulette, Chucky Whitford, Danny Popeye Whitford and sisters, Eleanor, Beatrice, Betty and Linda. He also leaves his special goddaughters, Leona Beaulieu and Fern Beaulieu, and best friend Emile Flett. Solomon was a very passionate man, living life to its fullest with love and humour. Each of his beautiful grandchildren were given a special nick name by grandpa shortly after they were born which made his grandkids faces turn red and make us all laugh. Solomon made his living fishing, hunting, and trapping. He was a proud entrepreneur and started a career of providing transportation to students, eventually leading to becoming a full time bus driver for the Sandy Bay Education Authority for 35 years. Solomon was officially recognized for his years of service by Sandy Bay Education Authority near his retirement. In his spare time, Solomon planted gardens, trees, fished, hunted, trapped and dug seneca root. He was an avid outdoorsman and engaged in a variety of activities. He loved watching TV which included favorite shows; the Price is Right, and Benny Hill, and Archie Bunker as well as the afternoon soap opera Young and the Restless. Solomon especially loved hockey which many of his grandsons, granddaughters and great grandchildren played. He loved watching each of them play and enjoyed visiting with friends and family during the Tribal Winter Days in Brandon. Solomon was extremely loving and proud of his daughters and sons. He loved going to their homes to spend time with them and his grandchildren. He travelled many times across Canada and enjoyed trips to the West Coast as he loved to be around the scenic mountains, which was home to family and relatives. The family wishes to acknowledge the Portage Manor for their care of Solomon during his final years. The family wishes to thank Dr. Macklem and the nurses at the Portage District General Hospital for their loving care and support to our father and our family during the last month of his life. We want to say a special thank you to all Sandy Bay First Nations programs, businesses, and the community members for all their kind donations. Funeral Service was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sandy Bay on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Cremation and Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made in Solomons name to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba, 10 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg Manitoba R3C 4G2. Clarkes Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
JENKINS: Catherine (Kay) Jane Jenkins, of Neepawa, MB entered into rest on January 2, 2013 at the age of 93 years. A private funeral service will be held, with interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba.
Messages of condolence can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
JUDD: Mrs. Margaret Judd of Brandon passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at the age of 83. Margaret is survived by her husband Bert; four daughters: Brenda (Brian Campbell), Sherryl Judd, Gloria (Rick) Lee, and Melanie Duffurn; daughter-in-law Brenda Judd (Bryan); fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Ronald and parents John and Ida Matheson. A service to celebrate Margarets life will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel 332-8th Street,Brandon, MB, with Mrs. Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment will take place at the Tilston Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be given to the Manitoba Lung Association 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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KLASSEN: George Klassen, of Alexander, beloved husband of Joan, dear father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. George was born in Mexico on February 18, 1937, son of John and Susanna Klassen. Besides his wife Joan he leaves his children; Rick (Tammy), Debbie (Kevin) Stevens, Cathy Nielsen and John (Kim). There are twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He also leaves a brother, Peter and two sisters; Mary Froese and Marge Dyck. George was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, Abe, Henry, John and a sister, Helen. A Graveside ceremony will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Alexander Cemetery. Rev. Orton Anderson will officiate. The family will receive friends at a time of fellowship and refreshment at the Whitehead Hall in Alexander following the graveside service. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of George to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
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LOUGHEED: Alvin "Clare" Lougheed, age 57 died on January 3, 2013 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In accordance with Clare's wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, Manitoba at a later date. Donations in memory of Clare may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7 or to a charity of own choice.
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RABE (née Tuck): Doris Janet Rabe of Brandon, MB passed away peacefully with her children at her side on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at 82 years of age. Left to cherish her memory are her children - son Ron Rabe and wife Jodee and the grandchildren Jennifer and Tyler Rabe; and daughter Debbie Debassige and husband Russ and the grandchildren Daniel, Dawson, Derek and Calista Debassige. Doris was pre-deceased by her husband William Rabe in 1985. Doris was born March 16, 1930 in Winnipeg to proud parents Arthur and Edith Tuck. She grew up in East Kildonan where she went to prep school and took tap dancing and piano lessons. She spent summers travelling to Birds Hill to swim and pick berries. At the age of 12, Doris family moved to Sherburn Street in Winnipeg. She attended Principal Sparling School and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. Doris later took to night courses at Success Business School. Doris enjoyed canoeing and joined the Winnipeg Canoe Club. Doris wanted to Nurse, so went in training at Misericordia for 3 years and obtained her Registered Nurse degree. First she did private duty nursing and then worked for 5 years as an office nurse. She also nursed in Oakland, California for a brief while. Doris met William Rabe from Alexander at Danceland at Clear Lake and was married at St. Pauls Church in 1962. Doris gained a wonderful new family through her marriage to Bill; Evelyn (Fred) Parks and Don Rabe of Alexander and June (Bill) Tivy and Reta (Bill) Koropatnick of Vancouver. Doris and Bill moved to their farm at Alexander in 1962. Doris loved the farm and the garden and took an active role in all aspects of the farm. They very much enjoyed camping and spent a great deal of time at Clear Lake in the summer. Doris moved to Brandon to Birchview Place in 1994. Doris loved to be with people. She was always interested in what everyone was doing and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Doris loved to attend teas, fowl suppers, card games, and just about any excuse to go have tea and dainties. Doris loved her time spent with charities and organizations such as UCW, Order of the Eastern Star, Red Hats, Seniors for Seniors, volunteer work at the hospital, and was active in Alexander Church and later Trinity United Church. Doris loved music of all kinds; she enjoyed singing in the United Church and Eastern Star choirs. Doris had just moved to Riverheights Terrace in summer of 2012 and was making new friends, enjoying reat food and the many activities. Doris loved to travel and was fortunate to visit 26 countries around the world! She travelled to all Canadian provinces and 23 states in the US and went on 12 cruises. Doris travelled with Eastern Star on bus trips to visit other chapters all over Canada and the US. Doris was a great Mother and Grandmother to her kids and grandchildren and cherished spending as much time as she could with them, playing games, driving to visit them or to see them play sports, and sharing meals. She will be dearly missed as a fantastic role model and friend. We were privileged to have Mom in our lives and she will be forever in our hearts. Thank you to the staff at Brandon RHA; Dr. Meredith, Dr. Ramaya and the incredible nurses of Emergency, 400 Medicine and Assiniboine Centre Palliative for both their professionalism and their warm and personal care. The funeral service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel in Brandon on December 7, 2012. Lunch followed at Central United Church. Interment was in the family plot at Alexander Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiated. Thank you to all of Doris family and friends who attended, touched us with their cards and phone calls, sent baking and flowers and to those who made donations to charitable causes in memory of Doris.
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ROTH: Gilbert Dennis Gil Roth passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in Rivers, Manitoba where he enjoyed living for a number of years. Born May 19, 1944 in McKenzie Island, Ontario, Gil was raised in Red Lake, Ontario. Gil is survived by his wife, Vi, of 47 years; daughter Tammy of Brandon; son Gil Jr. (Nicole) of Sylvan Lake, AB; son Michael (Jennifer) and two grandchildren Natasha and Johnathon of Rivers; mother Elizabeth of Victoria, BC; sister Judy (Roger) of Edmonton, AB; nephews Curtis and Jason and families as well as numerous relatives. He was predeceased by father Elmer. Gil enjoyed having coffee with his many friends and will be remembered by all for his kind, caring ways. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gil may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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SHERB: Violet Greta Sherb, widow of Stanley Sherb, passed away in Brandon on January 2, 2013. Violet was born at Carnegie, Manitoba on September 30,1928, the daughter of Anthony and Frances Gonroski. She married Stanley Sherb and resided in Brandon most of her life. Violet worked as a hairstylist until her retirement. She and Stanley raised one daughter, Valerie. Violet was predeceased by her husband Stanley and her daughter, Valerie. Surviving are: her son-in-law, Ross Hicks and grandson, Dallas (Lynnai) Hicks and their children, Dalen and Lyrrah. There will be no formal ceremony. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.
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STRATH: Russell. Peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home, Russell passed away January 1, 2013 at the age of 92. Dad was born October 20, 1920 at Hayfield, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Gladys (Rogers) Strath, brothers Jim and Geordie and sister-in-law Delsey. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Grace, sister Roberta (Bill) Dodd, brother Don, daughter Donna (Dale) Robbins, son Gary (Donna) Strath. Grandchildren Tom Robbins, Patrick (Robin) Robbins, Russ (Corene) Gregg, Ben Strath, Katie Strath and Garett Strath. Great grandchildren Neve Robbins, Ben, Katie and Calli Gregg. Dad moved many times in his early years living North of Souris, Carroll, Minto, Riverside and worked on two farms in the South Beresford District. He spent a short time working in British Columbia with his brother and his dad. Mom and Dad spent their time farming in the Hayfield District and truly enjoyed the community rural life; the summer ball games, the winter tobogganing parties and the Friday Night Hebron Cars Evenings. He would have been happy to stay in a 40 mile radius of home but travelled overseas to Scotland and England with his brother and later to London with his son to visit relatives and see the countryside. On one rare occasion they took a warm winter holiday to Hawaii. Dad travelled to Montreal and Toronto on a few occasions to buy livestock. After he retired he continued to help out at the farm for many years. He enjoyed restoring old farm machinery and volunteered at the Museum and at the Church. His pride and joy were his grandchildren. He spent countless hours attending all of their functions. He loved to be at the rink watching hockey and curling no matter who was playing. He had a life long love of horses and cattle. He learnt to drive a team when he was twelve and showed his registered Dairy Cattle in the sixties and seventies. Mom and Dad rarely missed coffee time down town and were lucky to live in a close knit community with all their friends. Special thanks to the Doctors and Staff at the Souris Personal Care Home. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at St. Pauls United Church on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with a private interment in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Russell, donations may be made to the Souris and Glenwood Foundation, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
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