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LEPP: Edward David. On February 13, 2011, Ed peacefully passed away at his residence in Salmon Arm, B.C. and went to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 64 years. He was born in Hamiota, Manitoba on March 6, 1946 and had resided in Salmon Arm since 1988. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Gayle; children, Joanne Lepp, Nathan Lepp, Royden (Ruth) Lepp and Amy (Abraham) Jarju and grandson, Vincent. Also surviving are sisters, Marilyn (Larry), Anita (Rick), Darlene (Ken), and Rita (James); brothers, Tim (Lois), and Lawrence (Pat); numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, George in 2008 and Marie in 2006. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Shuswap Community Church (First Baptist Church), 3151 – 6 Avenue N.E., Salmon Arm, B.C. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired contributions may be made payable to the SAM Ministries Inc., Ed Lepp Aviation Memorial, 3715 – 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6K 3R9 or on line and select SAM Projects.Online condolences can be sent through Ed’s obituary at
WALL: James Douglas Wall, beloved husband of Beth, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jim's Life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim will officiate. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. 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. Complete obituary information will follow.
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PATERSON: Barbara Anne "Barb" Paterson of Forrest, Manitoba entered into eternal rest Friday, February 11, 2011 at the age of 66 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. Barb was born on January 6, 1945 in Deloraine, Manitoba, the eldest daughter of Adam and Lily Schwartz. She grew up on a mixed farm in the Turtle Mountain Area. She learned to cook at a young age, having the finest teacher, her mom. Barb attended Bayview Elementary School, and later Deloraine Collegiate. Always the compassionate caregiver, Barb chose a career in nursing and graduated with her degree in 1966. She met the love of her life, Harvey Paterson, and they were engaged on February 14, 1966, and married on July 29 of that same year. Barb started work at the Brandon General Hospital in 1966, and in 1978 she became one of the first nurses to work in the chemo unit, remaining there until she retired in 2001. Barb was very involved in her church and community. She taught Pioneer Clubs at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, and attended the Forrest United Church Bible Study. She belonged to the Rugbyettes, the Brandon N.D.P. Women's Association, and the board of Manitoba Council Aging. Family and friends were of utmost importance to Barb, and she hosted many family gatherings, bringing people together in a tangible way. Barb was also an avid gardener, and derived much pleasure from working with the land and having it produce. Between family, friends, and gardening, she alsospent hours landscaping her yard and decorating her house. Music and cooking were her constant companions. Barb's life was well lived, and lived selflessly. She knew that people may not remember what you did, they may not remember what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Barb left an impact on lives that will not be forgotten. Barb was predeceased by her father Adam in 2009. She leaves to mourn her passing: herloving husband Harvey; son Rod (Lana) Paterson; daughter Wendy (Ron) Richardson and grandchildren Riley and Savannah. She also leaves her mother,Lily Schwartz; brother David (Ollie) Schwartz; sisters Karen (Keith) Buechler, Cathy (Rick) Petrinack and many in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The Service Celebrating Barb's Life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Barb may be made to the Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, Box 1198, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0.
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LOEWEN: The death of Walter Jacob Loewen, beloved husband of Agnes, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, February 13, 2011. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Justice Mennonite Brethren Church, Justice, Manitoba, on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with a private family interment prior to the Service at Sparling Cemetery. Pastor Gerry Harms will officiate. Donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Gideons, P.O. Box 3619 Stn. Main, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2. Complete obituary information will follow.
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MORGANS: It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Bertina Clara "Betty" Morgans, beloved mother of Sharron (Ken) Martinook and Donald (Leona) Page, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 10, 2011. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Jim Brown of St. George's Anglican Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Betty to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824, 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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WARRINGTON: Beatrice Warrington formerly of Erickson Manitoba passed away peacefully at the Erickson Care Home on Friday, February 4, 2011 with family at her side. Bea was born at Otter Lake, Manitoba on August 2, 1928. Her early life was spent on her parent's home farm at Otter Lake in the Hilltop District. In 1948, she married Cliff Warrington and resided in Erickson on Sunray Farm half mile south of town. Bea attended the Hilltop school and a hair dressing college in Winnipeg. She worked as a hairdresser for a short period and then returned to Erickson where she worked at the creamery, Co-op and the hardware store for 30 plus years. After retiring from the hardware she worked for Lee's bungalows part-time and then at the Elkhorn Stables with her husband. Bea was a member of the Erickson Health Auxiliary, Erickson curling and skating clubs, Lutheran choir, 4-H club, and UCT. Bea loved to knit, sew, curl, skate, skidoo, and garden. One of her many talents was playing the guitar when she was younger. Some of her achievements are the Tourism of Manitoba award, UCT fraternalist and Carnival Queen. Bea is survived by daughters: Darlene (Ron) Slobodian, Patti (Alvin) Kowalick and son Kent (Colleen) Warrington, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and one sibling Thelma Wilson, many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by: husband (Cliff), parents Matilda and Gustav, parents- in-law Percy and Edna, five brothers and one sister. Memorial donations in memory of Bea may be made to the Erickson Palliative Care, Box 697, Erickson, Manitoba, R0J 0P0 and Erickson and District Rec. Centre, Box 241, Erickson, Manitoba, R0J 0P0. A Celebration of Bea's Life will follow in May, 2011 at the Erickson District Rec. Centre.
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TURNER: Denise Thursday, Jasnuary 20, 2011. Denise Jeanne Turner (nee Castonguay)It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Denise on January 20, 2011 at the age of 66. She was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on June, 7 1944. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 23 years Jerry, son Todd (Maureen), daughter Cheryl, step daughter Angela (Jim), step son Archie, grandchildren Stacey (Brent), Cameron, Aaron, Emma, brother Lou (Colleen), sister Cecile and numerous nieces and nephews. Denise passed away at home in Nanaimo, B.C., surrounded by her loving family. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations may be made in Denise's memory to a charity of your choice. The service was held this past Saturday February 5th at First Memorial Funeral home.
THROWER: Albert (Bert) Elvin Thrower 1928 – 2011. Bert, son of the late William and Margaret Thrower of Grenfell, SK passed away February 3, 2011, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Bert was born in Wolseley, SK on June 9, 1928. He was predeceased by his parents, five sisters and four brothers. After working many years in the mines and steel mills of Ontario he returned to Brandon in 1969, with his last position being the manager of the Brandon Club from 1971 to 1988. In 1985, he married his sweetheart, Dona and they just celebrated their 25th anniversary on October 2, 2010. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Dona, and children; Mary, Sharon and Michael, plus extended family Shirley and Dale. Bert is survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are brothers, Ernie (Olga), Bill (Elsie) and sister Meda. Bert was a man who enjoyed life to the fullest, and made many memories with lifelong friends. Cremation has taken place and he will be interred in the Boissevain Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bert’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, ManitobaB R7A 2W8.
Dad, your wife Dona, children and grandchildren will love and miss you “forever and a day”. Rest Well.
SMITH: Loraine Yvonne Smith of Brandon, beloved wife of Joe Smith, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Friday, January 28, 2011. Loraine was born in Cardale, MB in 1939 to parents Jack and Tillie Kooting. She lived her early years on the family homestead in Rapid City, MB. Throughout her lifetime she made numerous friends while working in food service, in British Columbia and Manitoba. In recent years, she helped many families with housecleaning. Loraine acquired a large extended family, including grandchildren, when she married Joe in 1981. They hosted many family gatherings, where everyone could appreciate Loraine’s cooking skills. Loraine will be lovingly remembered by husband Joe; daughter Patricia Raviolos of Vancouver, BC and son Doug Porterfield of Langley, BC; Joe’s children; Joy (Ted) Asham, Betty (Harold) Nelson, Don (Wendy) Smith, Richard (Rose) Smith, Kim Byczkowski , Wendy (Terry) Smith and families. She is also survived by sisters; Linda (Orval) Greer, Pat Sontag and brothers Don (Marlene) Kooting, Jack (Deb) Kooting, Jim (Barb) Kooting; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers- in-law, nieces and nephews; and special sister-in-law and brother -in-law Dottie and Danny Gayowsky. In keeping with Loraine’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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SAUNDERS: Neil “Papa” William Saunders, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the age of 71 years. Neil is survived by his daughter, Shannon (Ken) Pratt of Brandon, MB; son Jeff Saunders of Ontario; brother Bob (Arlene) Saunders of Tampa Bay, FL; sister Edith (Dick) Cain of Milton, Ontario; loving grandchildren Stephanie, Brad, Brooklyn, Twylla, Kaitlyn and Parker; and special friend Margaret McMurachy. Neil also leaves behind Sherry Lane and family; Ronald Saunders and family; and manynieces and nephews. Born February 13, 1939, Neil grew up in Barrie, Ontario and later made roots in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In his last few years,he found home in Brandon, Manitoba and would often tell us how happy he was that he made the move. Neil was a truck driver through and through. You could ask him for directions and always be guaranteed that he was right. He was passionate about fishing, bowling and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, they lit up his life! Neil never complained and always had a smile or a wise crack, depending on the occasion. Even his last day with us, the nurse asked him how he was and his reply, with a smile was, “60/40”. He was loving, scrappy, and had a sense of humor. He loved to tease and be teased. He would love to discuss his beloved Blue Bombers with his son-in-law Ken, knowing Ken was an NFL fan and he would always have a comment. In typical Neil Saunders fashion, he is going to heaven with a Blue Bomber’s t-shirt and a black eye. He said the black eye made him look tough! In the words of his great-niece Jodie, “The people with the gruffest exteriors are made of the best stuff on the interior”. He was a loving father, devoted papa, loyal brother, fun-loving uncle, and a friend that you could count on and he will be missed by all who knew him. At dad’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held on June 4, 2011 in Barrie, Ontario. The family would like to thank Dr. Roux of Virden, MB and Dr. Kaiser and staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for providing such wonderful care to dad. Memorial donations in memory of Neil may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
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RATHWELL: John Wesley (Wes) Rathwell of Brandon, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the age of 76 years. Wes was born September 18, 1934 to Dave and Laura Rathwell. He lived and worked on the family farm at Nesbitt until his retirement, at which time he moved to Brandon. Wes was an avid sportsman, playing hockey from a young age and curling. He played second base for the Riverside Canucks of the Manitoba Senior League for many years, and is to be inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame this coming June. Wes coached many hockey and baseball teams over the years. He also loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed time spent in his boat out on the water. Wes was a hail adjuster for Co-op Hail for 15 years, and enjoyed meeting people and getting back out in the fields. He rarely missed volunteering as an usher for the Wheat King home games, enjoying the games and the people he met there. Wes looked forward to Tuesday and Thursday evenings when he played crib at the Sokol Hall and the Army and Navy Club. He loved to play crib, meeting many good friends while doing so. Left with fond memories are his wife of 56 years, Audrey, daughter Tannis (Clark) Leachman, sons Audiss (Debbie) Rathwell, Kerry (Tannis) Rathwell; grandchildren Tara (Perry) Fisher, Nicholas (Joy) Leachman, Jeffrey Leachman, Terry (Nancy) Rathwell, Loren and Lane Rathwell, Branyn (Thomas) Brown, Bradley Rathwell; great-grandchildren Parker Fisher, Shonah, Brina and Wes Rathwell, Braylee Kowalchuk and Turner Brown; sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Elgin McConnell; sister-in-law Marjorie Campbell and numerous relatives and friends. Wes was predeceased by his parents, David and Laura (née Fowler) Rathwell, and by in-laws Bill and Dell Campbell and an infant son. A Memorial Tea to celebrate Wes’ life was held Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Nesbitt Hall, where family and friends visited and reminisced to honor Wes’ memory. A private family graveside service will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care Services”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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PATERSON: The death of Barbara Anne Paterson of Forrest, Manitoba occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 11, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre., 727-0330.
MURRAY – Alan Bernard (Bernie) passed away on January 11th, 2011 at the age of 77. Bernie was born in Lyleton, Manitoba on February 19th, 1933. He was raised in Melita and after finishing high school went west for a short stint in the oil patch. Upon returning to Melita he met and married Rita Newbury on February 1st, 1956.He purchased his father’s Front Street garage business and over the years sold many line of automotive and farm equipment. He played a role in the business development of Melita as he built several buildings south of the highway and one commercial building on Main Street.He enjoyed farming but still found time for one of his true passions, flying. Bernie enjoyed family times, traveling, flying, fishing and many sports.He was predeceased by his parents Robert & Marjorie and sister Joan McDonald.He is survived by his wife Rita of 55 years, sons Dwayne (Peggy), Dwight (Cara), daughters Monica (Don) Lesy, Marcia Vrooman, grandchildren Ryan (Tammy), Reagan (Kayla) & Karlyn Murray, Morgan, Brett & Page Murray, Meghan (Jeff) Dyck and Brayden Lesy, Cory & Kyle Vrooman, Jason & Kendal Hobbs, great grandchildren Gage Murray & Justin Hobbs, sister Beverley (Val) Kjernisted, brother Brian (Virginia) Murray, sister in law Margaret Gervais, brother in law Dennis (Helen) Newbury, David (Peggy) Newbury as well as many cousins, nieces & nephews.A family service was held on Friday, January 14th, 2011 at the Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, Man. with Reverend Barb Alston officiating. Interment followed at the Melita Cemetery.
MORROW: Mabel I. Morrow (nee Fletcher). 15 December 1929 - 1 February 2011. Mabel passed away early on February 1, 2011 at Heritage Lodge in Winnipeg. She was 81 years of age. She is survived by her son Robert (Sandra) and daughter Laura (Dave) and grandchildren, Julian, Anton, Brendan, Liam and Katie. Mabel was the ninth and youngest child of John Alexander Fletcher and Laura Gallaugher of Regina, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings. She was raised on a farm near Govan, Sask. She was the first in her family to finish high school and complete business college. Mabel and her husband Jack lived for many years in Virden and Brandon before moving to Winnipeg in 1983. Mabel loved to be active and especially enjoyed travelling, curling, bridge and for many years was a golfing fanatic. Alzheimer's disease robbed her of these pleasures as it robbed her family and friends of her lively and bubbly personality. She will be remembered for her love of life, sense of fun and generous spirit. A memorial service will be held at a later date. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn,
MERRY: Sidney (Sid) Merry of Newdale passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Sid is survived by his wife Eva; son Rick Merry (Pat Shebaylo) of Winnipeg and daughter Janice Merry of Bassano, Alberta; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Also surviving is brother: Robert (Marie) Merry of Port Hope, Ontario, and brothers-in-law Donald Grant of Woodstock, N.B. and Bill (Lucie) Fiedler of Strathmore, Alberta. A funeral service will be held at a later date. 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.
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