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OTTEN: The death of Matthias “Matt” Otten, beloved partner of Joanne Canada- Somers occurred suddenly on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Matt was born June 30, 1960 in Lübeck, Germany. Matt received his education in Germany, graduating in 1975. He began his career as a chef in Germany, receiving his Red Seal in 1979, his journeyman Silver Seal in 1980 and Executive Chef Training and Gold Seal in 1984. After moving to Canada, he received his Canadian Red Seal in 2003 and Certificate with Honours in Adult Education in 2010. Matt worked in many small restaurants and various hotels and large convention centers in the role of Chef and Executive Chef. Matt’s greatest love was teaching at Assiniboine Community College as a Chef Instructor and Executive Chef since 2002. While in Brandon, Matt volunteered at various organizations (non profit) and many community events. He was a member of the German Society of Westman. Matt enjoyed horses, archery and photography and was very proud to share his passion for food with his many students that he taught. Matt leaves his life partner, Joanne, and a daughter Lisa in Germany, a son Timothy and daughter Meagan, both of Winnipeg. He also leaves his step-daughters; Jen (Chris) and Tiani and a granddaughter, Addison. Matt was predeceased by his mother, Inge Christa Luise Otten. The Ceremony to Celebrate Matt’s Life was held at Central United Church on Monday, May 30, 2011. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiated. Pallbearers were Manfred Wicht, Wolfgang Monin, Chris Desjardins, Kevin Hefferan, Riley Vandermeulen and Thorsten Schmidt.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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MUNRO: Sadie Natalie Munro, beloved wife of the late Clifford Muno, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. God blessed them with four children, Beverly H. Munro of N. Surrey, BC, Barbara A. Pasechnik of Wakarusa, IN, Kenneth W. Munro of Yorba Linda, CA and Murray G. Munro of Brandon. Sadie was born on a farm near Horod, Manitoba to Paul and Theodora Black on February 27, 1917. She was one of fifteen siblings, of which three died in infancy. Her siblings were Nick, Annie, Frank, George and Mike Black, Mary Krawchuk and Rose Morgan-Clarke, Peter and Sam Butternowsky, who all preceded her in death. Marjorie Charney, Tom Butternowsky and Stella Handzuk are the three surviving siblings. Sadie was a wonderful homemaker and she enjoyed so much having family or friends and come and visit them. She kept her home spotless and enjoyed making delicious meals for her family and friends. She and Cliff enjoyed gardening and had a large garden for many years. She was always ready to share and encouraged many people with encouraging words and a hug. Sadie was also very health orientated and she walked five miles a day until three years ago when they moved from their home to Victoria Landing. She would like to say, “You either use it or lose it”. She was a great encouragement to us, her children, to keep in good health by walking. She made God a priority in her life. She attended Knox United Church for a few years; the Alliance Chapel for a number of years and then since 1970 attended the Worldwide Church of God. Said and Cliff traveled over the years in Canada and the United Stated and made many friends. She will be greatly missed by her children, Bev and Marian, Barb and Dave, Ken and Denise, and Murray; her grandchildren, Jann Niblock, Sarah Munro, Tammy Hinton, Pamela Balch and Daniel Pasechnik; and her eleven great grandchildren. . A funeral service was held at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, on Thursday, June 2, 2011 with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to HCJB Global, 3-44 Saltsman Drive, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 4R7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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MOSSOP: Mary Isabel (nee Dooley) passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 90. Mary was born March 17, 1921 at Hartney, Manitoba to Joseph and Annie Dooley, the eldest of eight children. Mary received all her schooling at Hartney, walking to school or driving the horse and sleigh with her younger sisters & brothers. In 1939 the family moved to the farm at Lauder where Mary helped out and also worked for neighbours until 1951 when she moved to Wawanesa and started working for Wawanesa Mutual. While at Wawanesa she met the love of her life, George Stewart Mossop; they were married on October 29th, 1960. In 1961 George and Mary moved to Neepawa where Mary became employed with Gill & Schmall Agencies, working in general insurance and travel. During this time Mary travelled to Arizona and Hawaii, and she and George enjoyed a bus trip to Alaska. In earlier years Mary had also enjoyed seeing Niagara Falls. Mary was a 4-H club leader, teaching sewing, and took pride in making most of her own clothing. She had a huge garden and canned most of their own vegetables, pickles, fruit and jams. Mary was a wonderful cook and thoroughly enjoyed hosting huge family dinners. In 1987 Mary and George retired to Souris to be closer to family, and there she immediately became active in the Drop-In Center. Mary is survived by sisters Mabel Wilson of Salt Spring Island, B.C., Jean (Frank) Jezzard of Reston, Manitoba, Anne Laurent of Carnduff, SasKatchewan, Dorothy (Gord) Burgess of Brandon, Manitoba and by brothers Joe (fiancé Jenny) Dooley of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ernie( Cheryl) Dooley of Brandon, Manitoba and by sister-in-law Elsie Dooley of Steinbach, Manitoba as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, her husband George, brother Jim Dooley, sister-in- law Pat Dooley, brothers-in-law Alex Wilson and Clarence Laurent. The service to celebrate Mary’s life was held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Sunroom Project c/o A.R.H.A. Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or a charity of choice. Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris in care of arrangements.
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McKEE: Allan Gordon, June 4, 1920 - March 22, 2011. Allan was born at home, 19-13-16W, to John and Susan (Allan) McKee, he was the second of six children. His education was taken at Glenburney School until grade eight. He then stayed home and farmed with his Dad and brothers. He joined the army in 1941 and served until 1946 with the RCASC. He served in England, Italy and the Netherlands. When Allan returned from the war he was able to purchase his own farm in 1947. In the fall of 1947 a new teacher started at Glenburney School. On October 10, 1949 Evelyn Chambers and Allan were married in the United Church in Kenville, Manitoba. Allan was active in the Cordova Branch of the Canadian Legion until that branch closed. He then joined the Neepawa Legion. The Legion was an important part of Allan’s life he was a proud member since 1949. Allan was the Clubroom Chairperson for many years and was often seen, tools in hand, fixing and repairing. He was also honoured with a life membership in 1991. Allan was involved in many community activities when he lived in the Brookdale district. He was a Leader of the Cordova and Mentmore 4-H Beef Clubs when Brian and Lorne were members. He took his turn as chauffer to skating and curling rinks. He served as Counsellor for the RM of Langford for one term. Allan was a quiet man and his focus was the farm and his family. His community involvement did not lessen when he and Evelyn moved to Neepawa in 1979. Allan loved to curl and watch curling, he attended many Neepawa Cubs and Neepawa Farmers baseball games. He always enjoyed watching hockey at the Yellowhead Center when he could. Allan was recruited into the Elks organization and spent many nights helping at Bingo. Allan also found new employment in Neepawa, he worked as the caretaker of the Presbyterian Church for nearly thirty years. When Allan and Evelyn left the farm, they had more time to travel and see more of Canada and parts of the United States. They were also able to go to New Zealand to visit Marlene and her family. They enjoyed going to ball games in Minneapolis and on day trips to visit family and friends or just to see the country side. Allan was predeceased by his parents, his older brother Robert and wife Margaret; his brother Mervin; his sister Verla and husband John Kaston; his sister Loretta and husband Orville Hume; his brother Wilson. He was also predeceased by his brother- in-law George Chambers and wife Marjorie; his sister-in-law Isobel Kolesar and husband Fred and sister-in-law Florence Irvine. Allan is survived by his wife, of 61 years, Evelyn; son Brian, wife Leslee (Sheardown), their children Julia (Nathan) Fleck and Jarret; daughter Myrna, husband Douglas Pachal, their children Taryn and Karleen; daughter Diane, husband David Shepherd, their children Norah and Sarah (Jonathon) Alle; daughter Marlene, her husband Ken Hawke, their children Lorne and Ellen; son Lorne his wife Kim (Van Buskirk), their children Brett and Haley; Great-Grandchildren Jackson and Brooklen Thomas, Morgan and Edie Fleck (born April 19, 2011). He is also survived by his sister-in-law Pat McKee and brother-in-law Charlie Irvine, and numerous nieces and nephews. Allan was a proud and supportive Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. The funeral service was held March 28, 2011 in the Neepawa United Church with Reverend Mark Satterly officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. Thank you to White’s Funeral Home, Brian James, for their care and compassion. Thank you to Neepawa United Church and the UCW for a wonderful service and lunch. Thank you to all who attended and shared in our memories.
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KRETCHMAN: Oscar Kretchman, resident of Rideau Park Personal Care Home, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Oscar was born April 27, 1925 in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1928 his family immigrated to Luscar, Alberta. Two years later they moved to the Nesibtt area, where he attended Minnewawa School and Nesbitt School. Oscar enjoyed sports and friends during his school years, but in grade ten he had to leave school, to help with the farm and he worked hard. In 1960, he married Erna Wolfe and they had three children; Lori, Eric and Alan. Oscar, Erna and Lori enjoyed three trips to Europe visiting cousins in Germany. Many times through the years he was called on to play Santa Claus in the community. Oscar enjoyed attending open houses for coffee and treats. If he got a free hat out of the deal that was a bonus! He had a collection of over 600 hats. He was an active member of the Nesbitt Pool Elevators, he also served as a councillor for Oakland Municipality and was a member of his church. His grandchildren brought him great pleasure, he enjoyed taking part in their birthday celebrations, meeting their friends, watching their activities and school plays. Later he would light up to see his great grandson, Ryley. The family will miss Grampa’s sense of humor and quick wit. He is survived by his wife, Erna, daughter Lori (Vern) Johnson, grandchildren, Brett and Julia of Calgary; son Eric (Shelley) Kretchman, grandchildren Karlee, Ryan and Lyndon and great grandson Ryley of Brandon. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Olga, brother Henry and infant son Alan. A celebration of his life was held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 26, 2011 with Pastor Jason Zinko officiating. Pallbearers were Ryan and Lyndon Kretchman, Kelly Hill, Myron Krawchuk, Kerry Wolfe and Martin Mailman. The family would like to thank everyone who traveled far and near to attend his funeral.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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JOHNSON: Delia Anna Johnson, née Welch, a resident of Brandon for over 70 years, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at The Hamlets in Kamloops, BC. Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband, Albert in 1997. Delia was born in 1914 in Milan, Quebec. While she was still a child, Delia’s parents, Isaac Bradley Welch and Margaret Agnes (McLeod) Welch, relocated to the Virden area where they established their home at Glenleod in the river valley. Delia grew up in Virden as one of eight brothers and sisters. She met Albert in 1934, they were married in 1938 and soon afterwards they moved to Brandon, where they spent the rest of their lives together. Delia’s early married life was devoted to raising her five children in the modest bungalow they bought in the west end of Brandon. As a dedicated homemaker, Delia’s favorite pastime during these years was to develop and maintain a beautiful flower garden, which she tended as devotedly as she did her children. Delia worked at Albert’s side as co-owner and partner when he first opened the Palladium Dance Hall in 1947, and later in 1961 when he established Johnson Sound Systems, a wholesale electronics and musical instrument retail business. When Albert passed away in 1997, Delia took over sole management of the business until her retirement on February 28, 2002. Delia remained self-sufficient and independent until, in February of this year, she had a stroke. She moved to British Columbia In March, and after a series of ailments which kept her in and out of hospitalized care, she moved into The Hamlets, an excellent personal care home in Kamloops, where she passed away quietly in her sleep. Delia is survived by her dear brother, Clinton (Doreen), and by her beloved five children: Leslie (Tracy), Brad (Linda), Steve (Debbie), Deirdre and Josephine (Dereck), nine grandchildren: Bradford, Garth, Hillary, Casey and Joseph; Jennifer, Raymond; Daphne, Leila; six great-grandchildren: Aldous; Jackson, Olivia; Jenna, Tony, Lily, and one great-great grandson: James. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332 – 8th Street, Brandon on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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GOODBURN: Wilfred James Goodburn “a.k.a. Jumbo” of Brandon, Manitoba passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 26, 2011. He was born February 5, 1946 in Brandon and grew up in the north end, with a soft heart, but strong mind. Wilf went to David Livingstone School and he did many types of jobs, but worked hard in all of them. His interests were bowling, fishing, hunting and golfing, for which he received many awards. Wilf is survived by his wife, Marie-Ann Skryp-Goodburn, daughter Cheryl Wishira, step-children Tina McCormick (Keith), Donald Vivian (Cindy); Annette Skryp; sisters Connie Damsguard and Sandra Goldsmith, brother George Goodburn, eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother, George and Clotilde Goodburn, and sisters Annette Chaboyer and Marie Kerr. In keeping with his wishes there will not be a service. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Wilf’s memory to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street E., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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FOSTER: Eva M. Foster, passed away at the Assinboine Centre on Thursday, June 2, 2011. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Norma and Beth (Mark). She is also survived by granddaughter Holly (Jon) Boehm and her treasured great grandchildren; Kieran, Maggie and Isaiah. Also left to mourn her passing are her sister Norma Bileski and nieces Kim (Brent) and Lynn. In keeping with Eva’s wishes, there will be a private family service. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.LOGO
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CLARK: Alma Enid Clark. On September 22, 2010, Alma Clark of Boyle, AB, passed away at the age of 92 years. Alma is survived by her 2 sons: Robert (Donna) Clark of Boyle, AB and Doug Clark of Ancastor, ON; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; daughter- in-law, Barbara of Ottawa, ON. Alma was predeceased by her husband, Bill Clark, her son Lee Clark, and her brother Ken. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Cremation has taken place and interment of the urn will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Athabasca Community Chapel in care of arrangements (780) 675-3996.
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BROWN: Flora Jean Brown of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of Dr. Roy Brown and beloved mother of Bonnie, Joanne, Brenda, Robert and Shirley passed away at Virden Health Centre Tuesday; May 31, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Private Arrangements by Family Request. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Flora may be made to “WestMan Courtyard Project” c/o WestMan Nursing Home, Assiniboine Regional Health Authority, P.O. Box 1630 Virden, Manitoba, R0M 2C0.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
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MOSSOP: Mary Isabel, 90 years, beloved wife of the late George Mossop, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Friday, May 27, 2011. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Sunroom Fund or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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CLARK: Alma Enid Clark. On September 22, 2010, Alma Clark of Boyle, AB, passed away at the age of 92 years. Alma is survived by her 2 sons: Robert (Donna) Clark of Boyle, AB and Doug Clark of Ancastor, ON; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; daughter- in-law, Barbara of Ottawa, ON. Alma was predeceased by her husband, Bill Clark, her son Lee Clark, and her brother Ken. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Cremation has taken place and interment of the urn will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Athabasca Community Chapel in care of arrangements (780) 675-3996.
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BAWTINHIMER Ron Bawtinhimer, age 69, died on May 30, 2011 at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial reception will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Cancer Society or charity of own choice. Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.com
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CLARK: Alma Enid Clark. On September 22, 2010, Alma Clark of Boyle, AB, passed away at the age of 92 years. Alma is survived by her 2 sons: Robert (Donna) Clark of Boyle, AB and Doug Clark of Ancastor, ON; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; daughter- in-law, Barbara of Ottawa, ON. Alma was predeceased by her husband, Bill Clark, her son Lee Clark, and her brother Ken. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Cremation has taken place and interment of the urn will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Athabasca Community Chapel in care of arrangements (780) 675-3996.
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HISCOCK: Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Sunday May 29, 2011 at the age of 79 years, George Austin Hiscock, of Baldur, Manitoba. Austin leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Bernice (nee Bramwell), daughter Joyce (Lawrence) Gagnon & son Garry (Tracey) Hiscock of Baldur, grandchildren Jennifer (Jason), Crystal (Robert), Teresa (Dan), Stephen (Melanie), Karlee- Lynn and Branden, great grandchildren Emerson and Edison, brothers Jim, Glenn (Vivienne) and Dale (Carol), sister Betty (Ken) Brooks, sisters-in-law Doris Hiscock, Myrna Thomson and Linda Overton, and brother-in-law Allan Bramwell as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Austin was predeceased by his parents John and Doris (nee Davis), brother Bob, sister-in-law Georgina Hiscock and brothers-in-law George Thomson and Don Overton. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Baldur Cemetery with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Following the service, a reception will follow in the Baldur Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Austin’s memory to the Baldur & Area Endowment Fund, c/o R.M. of Argyle, Box 40, Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0. For information & online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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