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ROBINSON: Anne Robinson, August 21, 1918 - March 5, 2011. Loving wife of Tom Robinson, Boissevain, Manitoba. Funeral Services Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Boissevain United Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Westview Lodge Sunroom Project, Box 819, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0. Complete obituary to follow. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
NELSON-BIRSS, Maxine. Sept. 21, 1924 - Feb. 25, 2011. After battling Alzheimers for many years Maxine passed away peacefully at Hanning House in Cambridge, Ontario. She was the daughter of Raymond and Hazel Jones of Brandon, Manitoba, sister of Marilyn Kerr and Bill Jones, and predeceased by her two husbands William (Ken) Nelson (1977) and Thomas (Ken) Birss (2003). She has left her children John Nelson (Susan), Virginia Pearce (Jim) and Meredith Harron (Joe), their families, the Birss family and her many friends with fond memories of her easily expressed opinions, her style and her strength. Mackie was pleased to be a grandmother and a great grandmother. She had a love of travel, music, and knowledge. Of her many accomplishments she was particularly proud of her 25 years of teaching (Biology) at Waterloo Collegiate. She was an inspiration to all of us, always heralding the beauties and wonders in the world and the importance of spending life looking for them. She shall be missed. Her burial wishes will be followed. Her cremated remains will be returning to her home in Brandon, Manitoba. A memorial service will be held in Cambridge, Ontario. Maxine supported others in many ways and in lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society or your chosen charity would be greatly appreciated as a way of continuing this support.
There is no death in remembrance.
GREALEY: It is with great sadness that the family of Leonard "Len" Roy Grealey announces his passing on March 6, 2011 at the Brandon RegionalHealth Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Friends whowish may make a donation in memory of Len to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MARSDEN: Eileen Mary Marsden of Brandon, beloved mother of John and Judy, passed away at her residence at Fairview Home on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the age of 97 years. A funeral service will be held to honor Eileen’s life at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Chad McCharles of St. James Anglican Church, Neepawa officiating. A private family interment will be held prior to the funeral at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eileen may be made to Fairview Fund, 1351 –13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A- 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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COMBER: Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Sunday March 6, 2011 at the age of 85 years, Maudie Leona Comber (nee Campbell) of Glenora, Manitoba. Maudie leaves to mourn her passing her daughters Lorraine Comber of Brandon, Judy (Bob) Borus of Winnipeg, son Brad Comber of Winnipeg, grandchildren Blaine & Brett Ainsley, sister Dorothy Fines of Fruitvale B.C., as well as extended family and friends. Maudie was predeceased by her husband Harry in Nov. 2009, son Blaine, brothers Lorne (Wilma) and Colin Campbell, sister Margery (Don) Henderson and by brother-in-law Roy Fines. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday March 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Baldur United Church with Rev. Peter Warkentin & Helen Delorme officiating. Interment will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Glenora Hall. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Maudie’s memory to the Glenora Historic Society Inc., c/o Evelyn Odell, Glenora, Manitoba, R0K 0Y0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon MB R7A 2W8. For online condolences, please visit Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
CANTY: Tim. December 23, 1953 – March 2, 2011. With heavy hearts, we announce that Tim Canty passed Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Tim was born in Winnipeg on Dec, 23, 1953. He grew up in Brandon before moving to Calgary as a teenager. He spent many years in Calgary working in Fire Protection. The last 10 years of his life were spent in Red Deer with spouse Debbie Hutton and their dogs. Tim is also survived by daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Anthony Arcuri and grandson Owen, sister Louise Fox and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599) on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through & Holloway “Park Memorial Chapel” 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2S 2L5. Phone: 403- 243-8200 Fax: 403- 243-7344.
BEAM: Rose Diane Beam (nee Lawryk). Peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2011, Rose Beam passed away in the Valleyview Care Centre at Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 87 years. Rose was born July 1, 1923 to John and Anna Lawryk at Valley River, Manitoba. She was the fifth of seven children and was raised on the family farm and attended the village school in Valley River where she received an education to the level of grade 8 or 9. She had four brothers (Mike, Frank, Jack and Steve) and two sisters (Marie and Helen). Helen is her younger sister and is the only living sibling. Rose married George Stanley Beam (known as Stan) on May 25, 1945 at Portage la Prairie and together they raised two children Judy “Lynn” Smith and Don. They farmed until Stan passed away in 1966. Rose then moved into town and worked briefly at the Saan store but soon found a better position at the Women’s Correctional Institute where she worked until her retirement in 1988. Rose has 5 grandchildren (Rennie, Caury, Jason, Dana and Dallice) and 3 step-grandchildren (Darlene, Connie and Calvin). At present she has 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Rose was raised in the Ukrainian Catholic religion but changed to the Protestant faith when she married Stan. She attended Trinity United Church for many years. Rose was a longtime member of both the Order of the Royal Purple and the Ruth Rebekah Lodge. In earlier years, Rose sewed clothes and knit sweaters for her family. She used to enjoy doing crossword puzzles and playing scrabble with her grandchildren. At present her only interest was doing word seek puzzles. A private family service will take place at a later date and she will be laid to rest beside Stan at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff on the second floor of the Valleyview Care Centre for all their care and compassion. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Rose’s memory to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 21 Royal Road S., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021
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ALLEN: Lilliian Elizabeth Allen, of Hamiota, Manitoba, passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in her 94th year. Lillian is survived by children James (Susan), Marlene (Doug) Chapman, George, Raymond, Ron; grandchildren Robyn (Rus) Smith, Anna Allen (Danny Gerrard), Angela (Dan) Davis, Allen Chapman (Andra Danalak), Denise Chapman, Jacinda (Justin) Fehr, Isadora Allen, Shannon Fletcher (Eric Coates); great grandchildren Nova and Linnea Smith, Ben Davis, Aydn and Anthny Fehr. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Arthur; parents James and Minni Mills; brothers Harry and John; and sister Gertrude Mills. Funeral Service will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm followed by a reception in Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church. Interment will take place at a later date in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lillian’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence to the Allen family can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
YOUNG: (McKinney) Dorothy Elizabeth. Peacefully on Feb. 15th, 2011 Dorothy passed away at the Willowview Lodge in Reston. Dorothy was born on June 10, 1917 in Bethune Sk. She was the fifth child of Rev. James and Mary [Bolton] Caldwell. There were eight children, Wilton, Ken, Anna, Esther, Dorothy, James, Marion and Elma. Dorothy was the last surviving member. Dorothy married Lloyd McKinney in 1936. From this union two sons were born., Jim and Bill. Lloyd died in 1963. Dorothy remarried Ovey Young. Ovey died in 1988. Dorothy had a great musical gift that she shared with others throughout her life. At the age of 50 she took up trap shooting. She became an excellent trap shooter, winning several trophies. As every one knows she did love to talk, we all wondered how she stopped long enough to hit the targets. She proved us wrong by shooting a perfect 100!!!. Dorothy was a life member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Waskada United Church. Dorothy travelled the world, never forgetting little details of every place she visited. She had a wonderful memory for names, places and family history. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered and missed by her two sons, Jim [Bev] and Bill (Shirley). Seven grandchildren: Debra (Blayne) Temple, Lloyd (Lucille) McKinney, Murray (Darlene) McKinney, Lori (Alton) Gervin, Jeff (Vivian) McKinney, Brad (Leslie) McKinney, Greg [Sheena] McKinney. Thirteen great grandchildren: Grayson (Jennifer), Harv. (Angela) Temple, Shelby (Ryan) Mosset), Lathan, Linden, Lonica, Cole, Carter, Nakita, KC. McKinney, Kara, George, Krista Gervin. Two great great grandchildren: Olivia and Caleb Mosset. Interment took place at the Waskada Cemetery . Urnbearer was Brad McKinney. Each family member laid red rose in honar of a life well lived and the many memories Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma left with each and everyone of us. A memorial service was held at Waskada United Church on Feb. 21. Officiating, Rev. Dwight Rutherford and Rev. Glen Whetter. Organist Donna Millar. Granddaughters, Debra Temple and Lori Gervin did the reflections of their Grandmothers life. Adjourning to the church annex for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Lunch served by the church ladies.
WALL: James Douglas Wall, beloved husband of Beth, with his family at his side passed away quietly on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the age of 77 years after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born March 22, 1933 in Brandon, Manitoba to Jesse and Audrey Wall. He attended McLaren, Alexander, Earl Haig schools and graduated Brandon Collegiate Institute. Jim had a great work ethic and his first job was with Cater Pumps Works installing and building Cater pumps. Joining the 82nd Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Jim wouldhave his first encounters with aviation. Selling 150 tickets at a dollar a piece would get Jim his first airplane ride. As a cadet he would learn to fly in 1950 and in 1951 spend six weeks in Britain on an international exchange. In 1954, Jim would attain his commercial pilot licence. He also competed in the Webster Trophy contest for best amateur pilot in Canada placing second. In 1956, Jim attained his Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence. By now Jim had met the love of his life Elizabeth (Beth) Hunter at a Presbyterian youth conference. Jim and Beth would be married in 1957. In 1959, son David would be born, a very proud moment in Jim's life. Jim worked for the Brandon Flying Club and Brandon Air Service which later became Maple Leaf Aviation Ltd. In 1971, Jim and Beth would purchase Maple Leaf Aviation. He was a Cessna Aircraft dealer and Cessna would recognize Jim for his 25 years of dealership service in 1978. Through Jim's life he was a member of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (55 years), Manitoba Flying Farmers and the Brandon Flying Club. Jim had the opportunity to conduct many aerial wildlife surveys, power and pipeline patrols, photo and police work in his career. He had many second and third generation business relationships with his customers. Jim developed a passion for genealogy later in life and was a member of many family history groups. He was able to bring together his passion for airplanes and family history into his final aviation career. In 1999, Jim was approached by Transport Canada to become a Ministers Delegate Maintenance (MD-M) which he carried out to his last day of work January 28, 2011. Jim proudly imported and certified many aircraft into Canada fromthroughout North America and the world. Jim was predeceased by his father Jesse, mother Audrey and brother-in-law Les Munroe. He leaves to celebrate his life wife Beth, son David (Karen), grandchildren Brittany (special friend Steven Melnyk) and Grant, and sister Edith Munroe. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jim's Life was held at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 18, 2011. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiated. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to The Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, Brandon, R7A 4M3 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MITCHELL: Berniece Mitchell, beloved wife of the Late Bill Mitchell, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at Virden District Health Centre on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Berniece was in her 90th year. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011 with Mary Ann Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Elkhorn Cemetery Association or Trinity United Church Memorial Fund in memory of Berniece.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ROBERTSON: It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret “Peggy” Grace Robertson (née Sutherland) announce her passing after a brief illness, on Friday, February 25, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Peggy was born on December 3, 1924 the youngest child of five born to Clara and Will Sutherland. She lived all her life in Brandon. In 1947, she married Atholl Robertson and they had three children. Peggy spent many years working in the Education library of the Brandon University, a job she loved and was ideally suited for. After her retirement, Peggy devoted time to some traveling and volunteering, and especially enjoyed her summers at Clear Lake. She read avidly and enjoyed refinishing furniture, researching antiques, playing cards and watching baseball. Peggy took special pleasure in her family and close friends. Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Atholl, in 1970; sisters Jean Budge, Phyllis Pettis and Betty Sutherland; and brother Glen Sutherland. She leaves to mourn her daughter and son-in-law Marnie and Jim Adam, grandson Darren Adam, his wife Julie and great-grandsons Jack and Cal, grand-daughter Terry Adam and great-grand-daughter Jadyn; her daughter and son-in-law Libby Johnston and Greg Scott, grand-daughter Leanne; her son Blair Robertson; her sisters-in-law Sheila Powell, Bunty Thompson; her brother-in-law Terry Robertson, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Peggy was a love-filled, delightful and resilient woman who gave much to her family, friends and community. She will be sorely missed. A service of remembrance was held to honor Peggy’s life at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 with Pastor Randy Stanton of the First Baptist Church officiating. She was interred alongside Atholl, in a private gathering held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peggy may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
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MacDONALD:Verla Isabel MacDonald (Smith). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our mom and grandmother, Verla MacDonald (Smith) on February 24, 2011 at the Minnedosa District Hospital with family at her side. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Jeff, Donna (Doug Glasgow), Craig (Karen Nicolajsen), grandchildren Sydnee, Morgan, Rees and Zane, brother Raymond, and sisters Ladena, Gladys, Alma and Fern (Joe), sister in law Micki (Mel )and brother in law Glenn. Verla was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2007. Born and raised the 10th of 12 children of William and Ethel Smith on the family farm in Birnie, Manitoba. Verla moved to Winnipeg to work at Ogilvie Feedmill and Traveller’s Insurance. She met and married Dick. They lived in Virden then Winnipeg before moving back to the family farm in Franklin to raise their 3 children. Verla was a very loving mother and grandmother. She welcomed all into her home –always room for one more at the table. Verla enjoyed word puzzles, sports, card games and visiting with family and friends. A huge enjoyment was watching her grandchildren play sports. She was a fixture at the local rink for Rees and Zane’s hockey. She had a great sense of humor and always a champion of the underdog. The family wishes to thank the many friends and family who visited Verla both at home and at hospital. We wish to thank the wonderful staff of Minnedosa District Hospital and Home Care. A celebration of mom’s life was held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Minnedosa United Church at 2:00 p.m. If desired, donations can be made to Delta Waterfowl, Unit 22-62 Scurfield Blvd. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1M5 or to Minnedosa Regional Events Centre P.O. Box 1425, Minnedosa, Manitoba, R0J 1E0.
Mom was much loved and will be deeply missed.
Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
KULLBERG-BROWN: Marie Ingrid Elizabeth Kullberg- Brown, beloved wife of the late Vernon Orlo Brown, formerly of Riverheights Terrace, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Marie was born on July 15, 1931 to Nels Sigurd and Anna Elizabeth Kullberg in Brandon, Manitoba. Both of her parents emigrated from Sweden and Marie was very proud of how well they did in establishing themselves in Canada. She grew up in Brandon attending Park and Earl Oxford Schools, St. Michael's Academy and Brandon College. Marie entered nurses' training in the Port Arthur School of Nursing, graduating with her RN in 1955. She worked in several places before going back to university. She then attended the University of Manitoba, where she received her Certificate in Teaching and Supervision in 1958. She taught at the Children's Hospital in Winnipeg for several years before returning to Brandon to "set up house" for her father. Marie took this opportunity to return to school and in 1968 she received her B. Sc. from Brandon University. She accepted a teaching position at the Brandon GeneralSchool of Nursing and remained there serving in several positions, retiring as Assistant Director of Nursing Education in 1996. Marie was very active with the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses. She served on and chaired several committees. She was elected President of the Westman Region twice. She was a member of the Board and Council. At her retirement, Marie received from M.A.R.N. the Honorary Membership Award. Marie was a member of the International Quota Club of Brandon (a women's service club dedicated to helping the hearing impaired) and was twice elected President. She was also elected Governor of Quota for the Western Region of Canada (District Eleven). Marie was able to travel to many places to attend conferences and conventions, most memorably the convention in Melbourne, Australia. Marie enjoyed working with the community. With Jeanne Flay, Marie enthusiastically took up theatrical makeup application; she would help with makeup for events such as the "Travelers Day Parade", school, university and local theatre performances. Other community endeavors included: serving on the Board for Prairie Oasis Seniors Centre, reading for the CNIB, but the best experience for Marie was being able to sing. She was a member of the Schubert Choir and played a convincing "Duchess of Plaza Tora" in the "Gondoliers". She sang in the junior choir at First Presbyterian Church and continued into the alto section of the senior choir. Her love of music led to a much richer love when she moved to the Terrace, and was encouraged to start a choir. Marie believed for a good choir to be successful, she needed an accompanist. A fellow resident, Vernon "Verne" Orlo Brown, who played for birthdays, seemed a likely candidate; he gladly accepted when asked. Verne, Marie and the choir entertained residents with several concerts. Vern (of the "The Verne Brown Four") and Marie's first "date" was to go to the Remembrance Service in Rivers. On the way home Verne told Marie that the town would be buzzing because he brought a "girl" to the event. Marie asked why? After long talks and musical listening sprees, Verne popped the question to which Marie unhesitatingly said yes. They were married June 22, 2002 and spent the next year travelling and enjoying each others company. Verne had a black cat named "Teema" and it was important that Teema accept Marie. He was a bit snooty for a couple of weeks until he realized that Marie was not a threat. Teema was welcome company and an important part of their lives at the Terrace. Unfortunately Verne passed away in 2003. Marie was ever so thankful to have that short but wonderful time with Verne. The shared talks and ventures were always a good memory. Marie was predeceased by: Verne, June 1, 2003; parents, Anna, December 1950 and Nels, May 16, 1965; brothers, Elmer, June 22, 1944 (WW II) and John "Jack", March 13, 2000. She is survived by: her sister-in-law, Joan D. Kullberg; nephew, Richard (Rhonda); nieces, Melinda in Australia, Diane in Brandon; sister-in-law and brother-in-law,Darlene and Les Taylor of Prince George, BC; brother -in-law Harold Casselman of Winnipeg; nephews-in-law, Jeff (Allyson) Taylor and Kevin (Amber) Taylor all of Prince George, BC; and great nieces and nephews, Ashley, Amber, Alexa, Pam (Mike) McLean and Nicholas; as well as other nieces and nephews on the Casselman side; cousins in Brandon, Calgary and Whitewood (as Marie would say she would not want to omit anybody and hurt their feelings). Also her special friends Shirley Jo Paine, Brian and Laurie Canart, Liz and Cordell Grant and Beryl Truscott as well as many more have helped her live a full life. Cremation has taken place. The Ceremony to Celebrate Marie's Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Marie to the: Verne and Marie Brown Jazz Scholarship, c/o Brandon University Foundation, 270-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9 or the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339-12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4M3 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of one's choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HOLLAND: Jeanne Willa Holland (nee Smith). On February 20, 2011, Jeanne Holland passed away with family at her side in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba at the age of 71 years, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband Ken and daughters Leslie-Anne (Barry) and Bobbi-Jo (Stuart), as well as her brother Evan (Margaret) Smith, RM of Daly, and sisters Elizabeth Hinch and Erna Honeyman (Charlie Hope) of Brandon. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Sophia Smith, sister Sandra and Dick Rojik of Thunder Bay, Ontario and brother in law Howard Hinch.  A Celebration of Jeanne’s Life will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lower Auditorium of the Trinity United Church, with a time of fellowship to follow. Full obituary can be viewed online at As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to the PCU Centre, City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N OL8. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021
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