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WOOD: Willijohn Achille Wood passed away at the Wawanesa Health Centre on Tuesday December 4, 2012 at the age of 90 years, Willijohn Achille Wood, of Glenboro MB. Willijohn leaves to mourn his passing his brothers Lawrence (Margaret) Wood of Glenboro, Leo (Mona) Wood of Cypress River MB, sister Isabel Van Damme of Boissevain MB, sisters-in-law Jessie Wood of Swan Lake MB & Imelda Wood of La Riviere MB as well as numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John & Irene Wood, brothers Albert (Margaret), Alvin, Gerard & infant Aime Wood and by a brother-in-law Rene Van Damme. A Celebration of Willijohn’s life will be held on Tuesday December 11, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro MB. Prayers will take place prior to the service at 10:45am. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Glenboro United Church C.E. Building. Interment to follow in the St. Alphonse Catholic Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Willijohn’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
For online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com .
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-526-2380 or 204-827-2480.
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NEUFELD: Frank Neufeld, age 88 years, a former resident of Killarney, Manitoba and Hobbs Manor in Brandon, spent the last days of his life at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home where he died peacefully on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 with daughter Jane by his side. Frank was 6 years old when his family immigrated to Canada in 1930. After a number of moves, the family settled in the Holmfield area across from the John and Sara Tschetter farm. This move played a big part in Frank meeting his future wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Tschetter. Frank’s schooling ended when he was 10 years old. He always had a desire for more education and grieved this loss. Frank was a very intelligent man. He was a self-taught mechanic and spent many happy hours in his garage fixing vehicles and machinery. He was especially proud of an old 1950 Chevrolet that he was able to keep running until the farm auction of 1975. Frank was 18 or 19 when he went to Winnipeg to work in a bearing shop. When he was 19, he joined the Army as a Medic in the Fourth Division, which went in three weeks after D-Day and Juno beach. He came back to Canada in January 1946 – a changed man with post traumatic stress. He struggled with this condition, along with other mental disorders, for the remainder of his days. After his army discharge, he worked in a nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario. In 1951, he married Elizabeth Tschetter and started farming. Through the help of Veterans Affairs, they bought land northeast of Killarney. He grain farmed and raised cattle as well as raised poultry for eggs. Here they raised three children Jane Boughton, Marilyn Thiessen (Harvey) and Leonard (Penny). These three children grew to eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. The farm was sold in 1975. A house was built in Killarney and this was where retired life began. He worked a selection of odd jobs. In his early years of retirement, Frank tried golfing, curling and fishing but reading remained his passion hobby. Frank was a Godly man who always prayed for his family. He was a Sunday school teacher in his church, and was always generous in his support for missions. His favourite missions were, MCC, food banks, Billy Graham Ministries and others. Frank was predeceased by his siblings Henry Neufeld (Mary), Abe Neufeld, George Neufeld (Katherine), Helen Neufeld, Sarah Martens (George), Mary Martens (John), John Neufeld (Frieda) and Jake Neufeld (Agnes). He is survived by his children Jane Boughton, Marilyn Thiessen (Harvey), Leonard Neufeld (Penny); brother Corny Neufeld (Lena); eight grandchildren and fourteen great- grandchildren. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Lakeview Community Church, Killarney, Manitoba. Pastor John Klassen officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were Michael and Shelley Enns, Tara Fraser, Angie and Guy Wight, Clayton Thiessen, Graham and Chelsea Thiessen, Adam Parsons- Neufeld, Jason Parsons-Neufeld and Sandra Parsons-Neufeld. Pallbearers were Michael and Shelley Enns, Harvey Thiessen and Leonard Neufeld. Interment followed at Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Frank may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5K9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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DEMAS: It is with sadness that the family of Ben Demas, age 62, of Brandon, beloved husband of Cathy and father of Mary, announce that his death occurred on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, Brandon on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ben may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – “A Sense of Home” Campaign, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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CHARLES: Carolyn, 60 years old, beloved wife of Paul Charles, mother of Christopher and Corrina, daughter of Zulma DeBacker, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Graveside funeral service will be held at the Grande Clairiere Cemetery in the spring of 2013. In memory of Carolyn, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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BOYD: On Sunday, November 25, 2012 Robert Kenneth “Ken” Boyd, beloved husband of Kathy and adored father of Andrew, went home to God. Born April 12, 1955 in Toronto, Canada to Tom and Doris Boyd, Ken returned to Northern Ireland at six weeks of age. Ken was raised with his three siblings in Dundonald, near Belfast. He was always proud of being Canadian and enjoyed spending a summer here in his teens. He returned to Belfast and then on to Coventry to complete a degree on Hotel and Institutional Catering Management, and was accepted into the professional Guild. He was proud of having the opportunity of serving members of the British Royal Family early in his career. In 1976, he returned to Canada to work with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) at the Montreal Olympics outreach. With a team of volunteers, and a high school kitchen, Ken fed 1600 people three meals a day for a month. He then moved within YWAM to Hawaii to further his missions training. After a few more years in Britain, Ken moved back to Canada for the remainder of his life. While working in Cambridge, Ontario for YWAM Ken met the love of his life, Kathy. They married in 1983, in Brandon, Manitoba. Ken worked at Hillcrest Place until 1986 when they moved to British Columbia, and then Ontario for his career. In 1990, they returned to Brandon and he worked at Hillcrest Place ever since – a job he enjoyed. In 1993, Andrew Kenneth was born and was the delight of Ken’s life. Ken’s life was busy with family, friends, travel and work. He was active in church life, coaching Special Olympics and supporting World Vision. He enjoyed the worlds of finance and politics and would discuss them with anyone. He liked to teach budgeting and finance for people needing assistance. Ken loved his family and always wished he could spend more time with his parents, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews spread out across the world. Ken was a good friend, neighbour, co-worker, son, big brother, uncle and especially husband and father. Ken is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kathy; son Andrew; mother Doris Boyd of N. Ireland; brother David (Coleen) Boyd of New Zealand; sisters Sharon (Jim) Lyle of N. Ireland, Rosemary (Laurence) McBride of New Zealand, nieces and nephews Ryan Ferguson, Josh (Angela) Ferguson, Jenny Boyd, Lyndsay Boyd, Peter Lyle, Stuart Lyle, Danielle McBride, Conner McBride, David McBride and Lauren McBride, Douglas (Gosia) McKenzie; great nieces Willow, Tayla and Lena; great nephews James and Alastiar. He was predeceased by his father Tom Boyd. Funeral Service took place at Brandon Vineyard Church, 1327 Rosser Avenue, on Thursday, November 29, 2012. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ken may be made to World Vision Christmas Gift Catalogue, through www.worldvision.ca.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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ANDERSON: With family at his side, George Alexander Anderson (76)  of Strathclair, Manitoba passed away December 4, 2012 at the Minnedosa Health Centre.  George was born, went to school and lived and raised his family in the Green Bluff District.  He knew every inch of that patch of land on the border of Strathclair and Shoal Lake municipalities (the home farm).  October 10, 1959 he married Edith Kshywieski of Ethelbert (in the snow storm that many still talk about). They celebrated 53 remarkable years of marriage.   They have two daughters, Cheryl and Shannon.   With passion, interest and great knowledge, George’s life work was farming (cattle and grain).   Willing to lend a hand and help a neighbor or give time where needed; George was always involved in his community.  He was particularly proud of designating a portion of their land to Ducks Unlimited for conservation purposes.  December 1997, George and Edith moved off the home farm into Strathclair.  Farming didn’t stop with the move; he had his hand in it until his passing.  In his loosely termed “retirement”, he served proudly as a Board Member of the Strathclair Credit Union, the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum and the Carlton Lodge.  He gave time to many other organizations.  His interests included hours spent at the Old Iron Club in Strathclair, road trips to hockey games to watch the  Waywayseecappo  Wolverines and stopping by the the local rink to watch “the little guys” play hockey.  He was an avid reader and transferred field work to gardening.   George delivered the Brandon Sun and Winnipeg Free Press in Strathclair for over 12 years.  George had many close friendships. The coffee circuit was a priority and you could set your clock by him.   The conversations over that coffee were often animated; likely with some humor thrown in - discussing all life matters. A friend of Bill W., George lived his life one day at a time - successfully for almost 38 years (January 3). George is predeceased by his mother Alexina (Gerrard); his father George; step-mother Minnie (Cramer) and several members of his family and extended family. Missing him and survived by wife Edith, daughters Cheryl (Colin) and Shannon (Willie), brother Bob and wife Lois, sister Bev and husband Bill (Geekie), step-brother Delmar and wife Ruth (Cramer) and step-sister Margaret (Cornborough), plus extended family and many friends.    George’s family would like to thank Dr. Gavin Roche for his caring and informed guidance through Dad’s final days.  Our thanks to the many caregivers in Minnedosa, Brandon and Winnipeg that have compassionately cared for him over the last 18 months.  Particular thanks to the remarkable nursing staff in Minnedosa for making his stay there as comfortable as possible. Funeral services will be held at the Strathclair Bend Theatre Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.   For those desiring, donations may be made in George’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Minnedosa Health Centre, Palliative Care.    Remembrances and condolences can be emailed to raesfs@mymts.net - Rae’s Funeral Service, Shoal Lake (204) 759-2160. 
 “Easy Does It Dad”
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McINNES: Lawrence Robert McInnes of Brandon, beloved husband of Kim Lewarne, dear father of Sean and Shannon (Scott) Burgess, and devoted Grandpa to Jackson, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the age of 62 years. A Celebration of Lawrence’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to a charity close to your heart. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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McCULLOCH: Meta, 106 years old, beloved wife of the late Goldie McCulloch and the late Willie McCulloch, beloved mother of Elvira Carlisle, Alvin McCulloch and the late Mae MacNair, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Kinsley Cemetery, Somerset, Manitoba at a later date. In memory of Meta, donation may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre or to St. Paul’s United Church Memorial Fund Souris, Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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NEUFELD: The death of Katie Neufeld, age 85, beloved wife of George, occurred on December 3, 2012 at Boissevain Health Centre. Funeral service will take place at Whitewater Mennonite Church, Boissevain, Manitoba on Friday December 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in Katie's memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee; 134 Plaza Drive Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.wheatlandfs.com
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
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RABE: Doris Janet Rabe, beloved mother of Ron and Debbie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the age of 82 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson of Trinity United Church officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will take place at the Central United Church Auditorium immediately following the memorial service. Interment will then follow at the Alexander Cemetery. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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DEMAS: It is with sadness that the family of Ben Demas, age 62, of Brandon, beloved husband of Cathy and father of Mary, announce that his death occurred on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.--
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MELNICK: Pearl Bernice (née Badowicz). On Friday, November 30th, 2012, Pearl slipped silently from earth, to the waiting arms of God. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings and husband, Steve. Pearl was born on May 17th, 1921 in Griswold, Manitoba to Michael and Bernice Badowicz, the eldest of four children, Helen, Verna and John. Growing up in a trilingual home, Pearl very easily conversed in Polish, Ukrainian and English. In her early years, Pearl proved to be an avid student attending Hillsdale and Griswold schools, and even won a scholarship in Grade 11. Upon graduation, she moved to Brandon and began working in the Olympia Cafe where she met Stephen, the love of her life. They married on September 8th, 1942 and had 51 wonderful years together. When the children arrived, she became a "stay at home Mom". In 1954. she returned to work, first at Picardy's Bakery, then Kresge's and finally the Co-op until her retirement. In a recent conversation with Mom, some things she had enjoyed were: driving, knitting, embroidery, gardening, church picnics, polka music and keeping up with news. Mom treasured her family, neighbours and friends. Pearl is survived by her children, Jeanette (Wallace) Robertson, their children, Adrian (Coralee) and James; Stephen (Ed) Melnick, wife Adeline and their children, Charissa VanDorp (Jeff Hadeth) and Loriena Melnick. Also by four great grandchildren, Stephen VanDorp, Seraphine VanDorp, Mikayla Melnick and Bryce Melnick. The family would like to thank Selkirk General, and especially Tudor House staff for their loving, compassionate care. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon on Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Kevin Smith of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church officiating. Viewing will take place prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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ROURKE: The death of Agnes Ida Rourke, of Winnipeg, formerly of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Oliver (Sam) Granville Rourke, occurred ThursdayNovember 29, 2012. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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FOOTE: The death of William (Bill) Arthur Foote, age 80, beloved husband of Pat occurred on December 2, 2012 at Bayside Personal Care Home Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will take place at Killarney United Church on Thursday December 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; Unit 4B 9th St. Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or to a charity of own choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.wheatlandfs.com.
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home, 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
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ERICKSON: Margaret Elizabeth Erickson (Betty), June 14, 1932 - November 28, 2012. It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Betty, our mother, grandmother, wife and friend. Betty was surrounded by her family when she passed away suddenly on Wednesday. She was predeceased by her mother Margaret, her father Donald, her two brothers Robert and Jordie and her sisters Mary Ann and Emily. Betty is survived by her sons Donald (Angela), Earl, her ex-husband Orville Erickson and close friend Bob McLeod. Betty is also survived by grandchildren Mathew and Brittany. Betty brought love and laughter into each and every life she touched. Her infectious laugh and wry sense of humour will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank the emergency staff and the intensive care unit at the Trinity Hospital in Minot for their dedicated and dignified care of mom. A Memorial Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, December 3, 2012 with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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