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DEBIN: Juann Margaret DeBin; beloved wife of the late Ted DeBin; mother of Rick (Chantel), Lonnie (Crissy); grandmother of Jamie, Shalyssa, Jacinda, Alexander, Hannah, Rhylen, Connor; passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB at 69 years of age. A service to celebrate Juann’s life will be held at the Shoal Lake Community Hall, Shoal Lake, MB on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2:00pm. Interment will take place at a later date at Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Juann’s memory to the Hamiota Palliative Care Program, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared through the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
De RUYCK: (nee Deschouwer)It is with broken hearts and great sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of Jeanne De Ruyck at Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon, MB. Surrounded by her loving family, Jeanne was lifted by angels from earth into a bright new world on Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the age of 87 years. Funeral Services will be held in the Mariapolis Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Memorial Service at 1:15 p.m. followed by Mass at 2:00 p.m. with Father Armand Le Gal and Father Francis Eworo officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. Full Obituary to follow in Friday's paper. Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
THOMSON: James Alexander Thomson; beloved husband of the late Margaret Thomson; father of Noreen (Mel) Schneider, Shirley (Claude) Tolton, Marion (Greg) Schneider, Joan (Robert) Wrightson, Jim (Sharon) Thomson; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 88 years of age. Friends are welcome to join the family at the Tarbolton Cemetery, RM of Daly, MB on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm for a graveside service. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair if you wish. For those so desiring, donations may be made in James’s memory to the Tarbolton Cemetery Fund, RR#1, Alexander, MB, R0K 0A0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
SUTTER: Margaret Thomson Sutter (nee McInnes), January 18, 1922 – July 16. 2012. Sadly, we announce the sudden passing of our mother, Margaret, in her home in Souris, MB on Monday, July 16, 2012. Margaret will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her five children, Carolyn (Robert) Durston, Janet( Arthur) Klassen, Joan Sutter, Daryl (Joanna) Sutter, and Glenn (Joyce Belcher) Sutter ; her 12 grandchildren: Chris, Jeff, Sara, Brett, Amy, Michael, Graham, Cynthia, Christina, Alyssa, Will, and Owen; and her 8 great grandchildren: Anthony, Angela, Ben, Annabelle, Jackson, Andrew, Bryn, and Alice, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Benjamin Sutter, and her parents, Helen and Donald McInnes. The last in a family of six, she was predeceased by her brothers, Ken, Harold, Hector, and Ronnie and her sister, Helen Born January 18, 1922 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Margaret enjoyed an active, happy childhood with her large family, in this thriving railroad community. But she also saw the devastation of the depression as men rode the rails, and she never forgot those worrisome days. Following High School graduation, Margaret enrolled in nursing studies at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg. When she completed her studies, she was hired as a night supervisor at the Grace, and it was here that she met Ben Sutter. They were married April 6, 1945 and lived briefly in Winnipeg and Wawanesa before settling in Souris in 1951.Margaret was a member of St. Paul’s United Church, the U.C.W., and the Rebekahs for over 50 years. A good athlete, she enjoyed figure skating, tennis, curling, swimming, golfing and dancing. Music was integral to her life. She was a good singer and ensured that her children had musical training. Gardening with Ben was a mutual passion. They belonged to the Horticultural Society of Souris and won many awards for their flowers and beautiful home grounds. Margaret was an avid bridge player, first in the neighbor hood bridge club, and, in her later years, at the Souris Drop-In Centre. As an individual, Margaret was shy, caring, compassionate, and warm hearted. She devoted her life to raising her family and took great pride in her husband’s, children’s, and grandchildren’s accomplishments. She will be remembered for her strength of character, determination, insight, sense of humor, and common sense. Margaret Sutter was a gentle woman with a big heart. Our deepest thanks to Rev. Wendy Rankin who conducted the funeral service on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Paul’s United Church and the internment at Souris and Glenwood Cemetery; to Urn bearer, grandson Constable Michael Klassen; to the UCW who provided lunch following the service; and to family a friends for their many demonstrations of support during our time of loss. Your caring and thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated. In memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Souris and Glenwood Foundation, Box 518, Souris, MB, R0K2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
STEINBURG: Orris SteinburgOn Saturday, August 11th, 2012 we will be having a Celebration of Orrie's Life. This will take place at the Assiniboine Golf Club, 2045 Ness Avenue in Winnipeg from 1:00-4:00 pm. All of our family and friends are invited to attend. If possible, please leave a message at Donna's, 1-204-889-9284 if you will be able to join us.
SAUNDERS: Dorothy Mary passed away suddenly on July 8th at her residence at Rideau Personal Care Home at 91 years of age. Dorothy Mary Sweet was born on October 29, 1920 in Waskada the only child of John and Mary sweet. She also traveled on the trap line with her dad and learned quickly how to skin a fox. One night at a country dance she met Jack Saunders and on September 27, 1946 they were married, worked a small farm near Goodlands where Dorothy did the wifely tasks such as gardening, canning fruit and vegetables, looking after chickens, and cooking meals, baking bread and other delights. One day the Highways Department was doing work close to their farm and Jack went to inquire if they needed help which led to a job for the rest of his career. Because of Jack’s job the family was require to move to Goodlands and then to Alexander and finally in 1967 to Brandon. They had six children during this time Dennis, Brenda, Frances, Vivian, Greg and Bob. Dorothy loved meeting people and was a very hard worker, after moving to Brandon she was a cook at the Beaubier Hotel, The Keystone Hotel and finally at Central Park Lodge until retirement. In her spare time Dorothy sold Avon and Tupperware. As a young woman Dorothy curled and later watched curling on TV as well as her games shows, playing bingo, and going on bus tours, knitting, playing crib, and looking after her pugs were her other enjoyments. She is survived by five children Dennis (Bonnie), Frances (Rick), Vivian (Larry), Greg (Lori), Bob (Kathy) and ten grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents and her daughter Brenda (2000), husband Jack (2002). A private family graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in care of Brockie Donovan.
SALER: Louis George Saler, beloved husband of Elaine, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012 at the age of 86 years in the Minnedosa District Hospital. He was born June 11, 1926 in Velke Pole, Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada August of 1932. Lou was the oldest son of Mattie and Johanna Saler, who had settled in the Riverdale District. Lou met his wife Elaine Knight in Winnipeg and they were married on April 19, 1952. Shortly after their marriage, they bought a farm just up the hill from his father's farm and it was there they farmed for 52 years before retiring to Minnedosa in 2003. Lou built a successful caterpillar business which he operated for approximately 30 years while farming as well. Lou enjoyed many years camping with family and friends, farming and running the "Cat" and in his later years wintering in both Victoria, B.C. and Weslaco, Texas. He was an active member of the Rapid City Oddfellows Lodge and served many years on the Board of the Rapid City United Church. After retiring to town, he joined the Minnedosa Legion and spent many hours enjoying cards with friends at the local Senior Center. Lou was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Lawrence and Andrew, half brother Alfred, sisters Mary, Victoria, Irene and brother-in-law John. Lou is survived by his wife of 60 years Elaine, sons Rick (Sheryl), Randy (Cindy), daughter Joanne (Ken) Landry; six grandchildren, Melissa (Michael) Grenier, Matthew (Adrienne) Saler, Travis (Marie-Pier) Saler, Regan (Joel) Bouwman, and Wyatt and Shaela Landry; great grandchildren, Evander Grenier and Brooklyn Bouwman. Also left to mourn are his brothers Vincent, Emil (Sally), Tony (Linda) and numerous nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held in Minnedosa United Church on Tuesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating, iterment followed in the Minnedosa Cemetary. Matthew Saler carried his grandpa's urn and the rest of Lou's grandchildren served as honorary pall bearers. Interment followed in the Minnedosa Cemetary. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Minnedosa Regional Events Centre or a charity of your choice. A special thank you to all health care staff, home care staff and volunteers from palliative care who cared for Lou/Dad as well as the many friends and family who provided comfort and support during Dad's final days. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
LAPKO: Tiiu Lapko, a long time member of the Brandon community, passed away suddenly at Fairview Home on December 23, 2011. A graveside service to celebrate Tiiu’s life will be held at the Onanole Cemetery on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Jason Zinko of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating. A reception will be held at the family cottage immediately following the service.
KUVA: Ann (Armitage) 1947 - 2012 - Our beloved Ann passed away peacefully on July 28th at the age of 64 in Edmonton, AB. She was born in Miniota, MB in 1947. Ann went to university in Winnipeg where she earned degrees in English and Education and met her husband Dave. She moved to Edmonton in 1973, where she started a family and had a fulfilling career as an educator and counselor. She was an active member of Rio Terrace Moravian Church for many years and later earned a master's degree in Pastoral Counseling. She was committed to empowering women through her work. Ann cultivated meaningful relationships with friends and family. She was known for her wisdom, humor, hospitality, compassion, and warm presence. She was also passionate about reading, sewing, cooking and deep conversation. Ann will be forever loved by her husband Dave; her children Elizabeth (Sung Nam) and John; her grandson Jasper; her sisters Elinor, Beth and Carol, and many other friends and family. A celebration of Ann's life will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Rio Terrace Moravian Church, 15108 - 76 Avenue. Memorial donations can be made to MATCH International, a charity working towards helping women around the world (Mail to Match International, P.O. Box 3400 STN C, Ottawa, ON K1Y 9Z9, or online at
JUDSON: Paul Andrew Judson, formerly of Brandon, MB, passed away suddenly at the age of 48 years on March 6, 2012 at High Level, AB. Born February 6, 1964, Paul was schooled in the Brandon School Division and graduated from Crocus Plains high school. He loved reading, running, game shows, hockey and football. While in Brandon, Paul worked for College Texaco/Esso before moving to High Level, AB where he was employed at Gregg Distributors. Paul started as an employee with Gregg Distributors (High Level) Ltd. in January 1995. Through hard work and dedication he advanced up the ladder of success and was given the opportunity to have an equity stake with the company. In August 1999, Paul went from being an employee to becoming a partner. As the company continued to grow at a healthy pace, another opportunity arose for Paul in March of 2003. This opportunity had him relocating and taking on responsibility of manager of the newly opened Rainbow Lake branch location. Paul continued to grow and manage the Rainbow Lake branch until 2005 when he transferred back to High Level due to health reasons. In October of 2008, Paul's health issues began to decline so he decided to sell his share holdings in the company and remained on as a key employee in High Level. Although he had to eventually go on disability, Paul still remained hopeful that he would return to work someday. Throughout his 17 years of service with Gregg Distributors, Paul proved to be a valued partner, team player and a great friend. He will be sadly missed by all those he encountered in the High Level and Rainbow Lake areas. Paul is survived by his mother, Joanne; father, Cecil (Vicky); brothers, Todd, Chris, Scott; sisters, Denise, Angie and their families. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Paul and Vicki Sukaroff as well as grandparents, Delbert and Rosie Judson. A Graveside Service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:00 am. Arlene Robertson will officiate. A Memorial reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Westman Cancer Care Facility- Sense of Home, 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre 204-727-0330
FLUKER: Arthur Roy (Bud), former resident of Brandon, passed away in Chilliwack, B.C. on June 19, 2012 at the age of 85. He will be sadly missed by his children: Patsy (Jerry) Dousselaere, Dwayne (Cathy) Fluker, Doyia Fluker (Blaine). Grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Jamie (Tina) Dousselaere, Emily, Evyn, Dianne (Jeff) Vanrobaeys, Katie (Jessie) Walker, Courtney Fluker (Andrew). He is survived by his brother-in-law Steve Linnell and sister-in-law Jean Fluker. In accordance with Dad’s wishes a private family service was held July 7, 2012 at the Killarney Cemetery.
Dad didn’t believe in good-byes,So we will see you later, Dad.We are so happy to have youback where you belong.We will miss you and love you lots.
Forever In Our Hearts
O’GREYSIK: Ennis Anne (McLeod). It is with deep sadness we announce that Ennis passed away very suddenly in her farm home on June 19, 2012. She was born in Elkhorn, MB on April 8, 1926, the youngest child of Lloyd and Mary McLeod. She grew up on the family dairy farm, helping with the dairy business well into her teenage years. Ennis married the love of her life, Frank on June 15, 1945. They shared 67 years together, and were blessed with five children: Gregg, Marni (Barrie) Hodgins of Melita, Lorrilee (Rod) of Edmonton, Kris (Cindy) O’Greysik of Elkhorn, and Kim (John) Shepherd of Elkhorn. She leaves precious memories with husband Frank, sister Judy (Ken) Cruickshank of Brandon, thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a very special, very spoiled, black lab. She was predeceased by her mother Mary, sister Doris, eldest son Gregg, father Lloyd, son-in-law Larry Burnell, sister-in-law Anne McLeod, brother Llyal, and step-mother Phyliss McLeod. A family graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on June 26 at Elkhorn Cemetery, with Jim Atcheson, Sharon Dorey and Cameron Bradshaw officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, Jayse Burnell, Justin O’Greysik, Harley Shepherd, Trevor O’Greysik, Justin Hodgins and Cody Shepherd, Carscadden Funeral Chapel of Virden were in charge of arrangements. Much of Mom’s life was lived as a special caregiver, caring for her disabled son Gregg in the home for 30 years till his passing, and the last four for Dad after his stroke. Mom always found peace and tranquility through her love of gardening and all of nature’s beauty. Mom had a magnetic personality about her that left a beautiful imprint on the heart of everyone that met her. Her strong faith and love of the Lord carried her through all of life’s struggles.
God has you in His Keeping,We have you in our hearts.
“When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
EDMUNDSON: James Richard (Dick) Edmundson of Shoal Lake passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his son Andy (Debbie) Edmundson of Calgary and daughter Geneva (Larry) Chipelski of Russell; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shoal Lake Community Hall, Shoal Lake. A private family interment will take place at the Birtle Cemetery. Rev. Nigel Packwood will officiate. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shoal Lake Community Hall.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204)759-2160.
CARROLL: Renee Dawn of Hartney, MB passed away after a brief illness on July 31, 2012 at the Souris Hospital at the age of 33 years. Renee will be lovingly remembered and missed by her mother Heather Carroll, her siblings, Catherine (Michael), Ryan (Nate), her father Ken (Louise), her niece Farryn and nephew Everitt, as well as many other extended family members. A memorial tea (casual dress) will be held to celebrate Renee’s life on Sunday, August 5th at 408 Centennial Street, Hartney, MB from 2-5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Souris Hospital, Palliative Care Program, Box 10, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0.
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BROOKS, Robert Earl Saturday, July 21, 2012 marked a very sad day for the Brooks family. Earl, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, passed away very peacefully at the Hamiota District Health Centre, at the age of 67, with his family all by his side. Earl was born in Hamiota on December 10, 1944 to Franklin and Catherine Brooks, and was the eldest of four children. He was a happy go lucky little boy who attended his school years in Hamiota, participating in various school activities along with playing baseball and hockey. As a young man, at 16 years of age, Earl left his family and the farm, and joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He entertained many with his stories from his basic training in Cornwallis, NS and the three years he was stationed in Esquimalt, BC where he worked in Communications. He left the Navy in 1965 and returned to Winnipeg and took an Electrical Construction course. To be able to fulfill his dream of farming with his Dad, Earl returned to Hamiota, worked for Gregory Sand and Gravel, and purchased some land. He then worked at the Credit Union until 1974, when he made the decision to farm full time. Many years later, Earl and his brother Dale assembled farm equipment for dealerships at a shop west of Hamiota, and a few years after that he made the decision to rent out his farm land and go trucking. Earl purchased a Western Star which was his pride and joy and he mostly hauled grain across the Prairie Provinces for Knight Seeds. Earl loved trucking, along with his farm, but he was forced to retire early from both, due to health reasons. He was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis, an inflammatory muscle disease, but he continued to strive forward and enjoy life. This disease was then coupled with a long struggle with both bladder and kidney cancer. Earl’s courageous spirit, optimism and strength to fight were very evident up until the very end of his battle. He was always heard saying “It could always be worse”. Earl married Lorraine Bates in 1972, and they raised two children, Herb and Kim. He enjoyed life to its fullest, but especially loved time spent with his family. Earl enjoyed playing ball with the Oakner Outlaws, golfing, snowmobiling, and club curling. As well he thoroughly enjoyed Forrester curling, and he was a member of the Legion for many years. Earl also served on the Hamiota/Vanguard Credit Union Board for 25 years. As well, he was actively involved in his children’s activities by coaching hockey, ringette and baseball, and being an active fan and always the cheerleader. His wonderful smile and great sense of humour and wit, won him many friends, as he had the gift of being able to talk to, and get the attention of everyone, from small children to the elderly. Earl and Lorraine had many great trips together, travelling to the East Coast, West Coast and a couple of trips down to Texas. They also journeyed to the Turks and Caicos Islands, and had a fun trip to Acapulco with friends, as well as a family vacation to Disneyland. He enjoyed every moment and knew how to have fun. In his later years, the snow couldn’t disappear fast enough for Earl to get back up to their cottage and the lake. He could always be found patrolling the back lane on his scooter and supervising any work bees that were happening at the time. At the lake he loved taking in the nature, keeping his bird feeders full, watching the beautiful sunsets from his chair by the window, the campfires, and the occasional adult beverage. Earl leaves to mourn, his wife of forty years, Lorraine, his son Herb and daughter Kim. He has three grandsons, Dawson, Colt, Connor and granddaughter Trinity – all being the apple of Papa’s eye. Also his sisters Sheila (Mel) Harper of Hanna, AB, Audrey Brooks of Halifax, NS, and brother Dale (Jackie) Brooks of Hamiota, sister-in-law Dorothy Hiltz of Ste. Anne, MB, along with many nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Franklin and Kay Brooks, Parents-In-Law Frank and Ethel Bates, and brothers-in-law Bob Bates and Allen Hiltz.
Farewell my dear, we love you and you will always remain in our hearts.
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