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KIRK: Marion Edith Kirk (nee Watt). On Thursday, May 26, 2011, Marion Kirk passed on peacefully in the presence of her family at the Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, (formerly from Hamiota, Manitoba) at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her husband Wilmer Kirk and her parents Robert and Edith Watt. Marion is survived be her loving son Greg of Portage la Prairie; daughter Glenda Kingsbury (Gary); granddaughter Amber Clark (Chad); granddaughter Kristy Kingsbury (fiancée Troy Lang); great-grandchildren MacKenzie and Ryan Clark all of Regina; sister Roberta Purdey (Donald) of Winnipeg; nephew Brian Purdey (Jill) and their sons Robert and Michael all of Vancouver; nephew Douglas Purdey (Lorraine) of Winnipeg and their children Dianna of Winnipeg and Matthew Purdey (Trisiana) of Jakarta, Indonesia. A Memorial Service will be held in Hamiota, Manitoba later this summer. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Marion’s memory to Canadian Diabetes Association, 200 – 310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6 or Suite B-727 10th Street Brandon, MB R7A 4G7. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021.
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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
VIDNES: Haakon Vidnes, beloved husband of Doris Vidnes entered into rest on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the age of 102 years. A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church with interment in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Carberry Personal Care Home or the Carberry Community Foundation. White’s Funeral Home Neepawa-Carberry in care of arrangements 204-834-2629.
CRIPPS: Delmar Bruce Cripps, born March 10, 1935, passed away in Mission, BC on Friday, May 20, 2011, after a three year battle with a debilitating illness.
EKHOLM: Helen (Baudais) Ekholm passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place with her daughters at her side on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Helen was born in Prince Albert, SK on April 12, 1927. She grew up on the family farm in Domremy, the third youngest of nine siblings born to Pierre and Josephine (Roslinsky) Baudais. Helen was an industrious and motivated young woman who left home at the age of 17 to work in Cudworth, SK and later moved to Saskatoon to work as a chambermaid at the Bessborough Hotel. She met her first husband, John Carniato during the war years and at age 19 married in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), ON. One year later she gave birth to her only child Marnie Carniato Hemmings. After a brief marriage she met Carl Ekholm and they married in 1969. In 1960 Helen became a Licensed Practical Nurse and nursed at the Port Arthur General Hospital for ten years. Mom was a kind and compassionate soul who always treated her patients with dignity and respect. The remainder of her career was spent working in a doctor’s office. Helen moved to Brandon in 1993 to be closer to her daughter Marnie, son- in-law Jerry and her grandchildren Jordan and Ashley Hemmings. In her spare time Helen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and doing crossword puzzles. She knitted many sweaters and baby blankets and crocheted many afghans for family and friends. Helen is survived by her husband Carl, daughter Marnie (Jerry) Hemmings, step-daughter Elaine Ekholm, Vancouver, treasured grandchildren Jordan and Ashley Hemmings, Teri Desrosiers, Laurel Villa and Karianne Ekholm, sisters Mary Nelson, Saskatoon, Judy Ball, Lewiston, Idaho, Fran Myers (Bill) Thornton, Colorado and brothers Joe, Wakaw, SK, Albert and Edward, Edmonton and many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her parents Pierre and Josephine Baudais, sister Pauline, brother John and step-daughter Diane Ekholm.MARNIE HEMMINGS invites all her friends to join her in the celebration of her mother’s life at Grand Valley Community Church on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. If so desired, donations may be made to Grand Valley Community Church, 1620 Braecrest Drive, Brandon, MB, R7A 0B3 or the Brandon Humane Society.
POOLE: With sorrow we announce the passing of Anne Poole (nee Gaber) on May 12th, 2011, at the age of 93 years. Anne, daughter of Alex and Agrapina (nee Burla), was born in 1917 in Lennard, MB. The fourth of ten children, Anne received her education in Lennard. She worked in Inglis, Binscarth and then Brandon, where she met Fred and they married in 1942. Anne travelled with Fred until he went overseas in 1943 to serve in World War II. While in Winnipeg, she was employed by the T. Eaton Company, and in Kingston she became the first female shift foreman for the Coca-Cola Company. At her 90th birthday party she was recognized by the President of the Coca-Cola Company for her contribution during the war years. Anne and Fred resided in Binscarth where daughters Linda and Meryl were born, before the family moved in 1952 to Russell. Anne worked alongside her husband in Poole’s Clothing Store, serving the public until Fred’s untimely death in 1983. She resided in her home in Russell until 2006, when she moved to Brandon to take up residence with daughter Meryl and family. Anne served as Treasurer for the Ladies Auxiliary Branch 159 for which she was awarded a life membership, and for many years, Anne volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Her hobbies and interests included gardening, berry picking, cooking, knitting, sewing, travelling and photography. She was also an avid writer, journaling her life story as well as that of Russell and surrounding area. In her youth, she enjoyed playing softball, curling and dancing. In1937, Anne and her partner were awarded first prize in the Best Waltzing Contest held at the Tennis Club Dance in Binscarth. She cherished this memory. Her competitive nature was evident while playing card games and bingo. Her sense of humour, her love of playing pranks on family and friends, and her opinions regarding current events could always put a smile on one’s face. Her natural ability to nurture was evident as she assisted numerous family members when in need and was closely involved in her grandchildren’s lives. Anne ensured the door to her home was always open and in this the family included many special friends. Her rescue dog Charlie was her inspiration until the end.Anne was predeceased by parents Alex and Agrapina Gaber, husband Fred, sister Mabel Galatiuk, brothers Peter, Jim, George, John and Gerry Gaber, sister-in-law Florence Poole and other family members.She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Linda (Bill Archer) and Meryl (Ron Orth), grandchildren Jason, Hadley (Fiona), Rona-Lynn and Scott, and great grandchildren Gabriel, Alana and Keenan. She is also survived by her sisters Dora Storey, Maria Gaber and Margaret Threader (Bill). We will miss you. We give thanks for having you in our lives. Your spirit has left a lasting, indelible imprint. Our families would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and Assiniboine Centre and the devoted staff from the BRHA Home Care for the care and support they provided over the years. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation, gratitude, and heartfelt thanks to our families, friends, and neighbors, for the many acts of kindness bestowed upon us for the visits, hugs, fruit and veggie trays, baking, flowers and donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of MB made in memory of our mom, grandmother, great grandmother Anne Poole. A service was held in the Russell Knox United Church on May 16th with Reverend Howell officiating. Thanks to everyone who traveled distances far and near to attend her funeral. Thanks to Braendle Bruce Funeral Home for so ably conducting her funeral arrangements.
MAHER: The death of Lena Maher, of the Rounthwaite district, occurred at her home on May 24, 2011. Lena was born in the Rural Municipality of South Cypress on October 3, 1923. She married Earl Maher on October 18, 1958, and lived on the farm all her life. She was a member of the Treesbank New Horizons and enjoyed socializing with family and friends. She is survived by her son Colin and several nieces and nephews. Lena was predeceased by her husband Earl, parents Norman and Mabel Wilkie, sister and brother-in -law Ethel and Scotty Gaffney, brother George (Sonny) Wilkie, niece Beth Anderson, nephews Alan Gaffney and Ken Laluk. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brandon Hills United Church on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Carolyn Rushton will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lena may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TAYLOR: Ruth McKenzie Taylor of Rivers, Manitoba, born May 3, 1919 at Rivers, Manitoba, passed away at the Riverdale Personal Care Home on May 17, 2011. The daughter of the late James A. and Ruby McKenzie, Mrs. Taylor led a life of active and dedicated service to her community, through involvement in the Rivers United Church as a choir and board member and also through leadership roles in the United Church Women and the work of the presbytery. She also served in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, the hospital guild, the home and school association and the Rivers Pipe Band parents group. Upon completing high school in Rivers, Ruth graduated from the Success School of Business in Saskatoon and was involved in various aspects of her families businesses. Mrs. Taylor was predeceased by her husband, Fred in 1973; her parents; brothers Gordon Ross (infant), Dr. Donald McKenzie of Los Angeles, and Robert McKenzie; sister Joyce Kenner of Victoria and son, Norman Taylor. A busy and active woman, in later years Mrs. Taylor lost her eyesight and her unofficial role of driver for her many friends, who surrounded her with love and care and for which her family extends it’s heartfelt thanks and praise. Special thanks to CBC radio, for keeping our mother in tune with the world. Special thanks as well to the staff of the Riverdale Personal Care Home, the family will always be grateful for your efforts in caring for Ruth. She leaves to celebrate her life, her sons Don and Ian Taylor; grandchildren Scott, Tara and Tim Taylor; daughters-in-law Pat Taylor and Ellie Taylor, and their families in Brandon, Winnipeg and Halifax, many nieces and nephews and her extended family at Riverdale Personal Care Home. A memorial service will be held at the Rivers United Church on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment to follow at Rivers Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at the Rivers United Church on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment to follow at Rivers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glory of God, care of the Rivers United Church Memorial Fund, Box 444, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0 or to the CNIB, 354 Tenth Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G1, or a charity of your choice in Rivers.
For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone,It’s all part of God’s great plan – a step on the road to home.So when you are lonely and sick at heart – go to the friends we know.And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.
WIEBE: Abraham Wiebe of Rivers, Manitoba passed away surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the age of 68 years. He has left to mourn his loving wife Sarah (nee Burrage), his daughters Susanne Dubois, Sally (Bill) Stewart, Sherry Oakey (Kevin Salter), Abby Murray, Sandra (Glen) Thomson and son Richard (Diana) White; grandchildren Steven Dubois, Alex Stewart, Alisa Oakey, Ryan and Ashley Murray, Cassandra, William and Braden Thomson, Brittany, Curtis and Riley Wiebe; his sisters Mary Klassen, Susan (Gordon) Frederick and "the twins" Denise (Amos) Knutt and Diane (Nizam) Ali and many more cousins and relatives. He was predeceased by his parents John and Susanne Wiebe, sisters Martha, Nettie, brother John and brother-in-law Wilfred Klassen. Abe worked for the Rolling River School Division for over 40 years. He was an active member for the Rivers area fishand game as well as the Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District. He loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed fishing. He loved passing on his knowledge of angling to the young participants in the Manitoba Fishing League. He was fondly known to many as "big Abe" or "honestAbe" and will be missed by all the people he played his "tricks" on over the years. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rivers United Church, Rivers, Manitoba. Reverend Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. A Luncheon will be held at the Rivers Arena where all are welcome to come and share their "Abe" stories. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Abe may be made to BRHC Foundation for Westman Cancer Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
OTTEN: The death of Matthias Otten, beloved partner of Joanne Canada-Somers occurred suddenly on Sunday, May 22, 2011. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street. The Ceremony to Celebrate Matt's Life will be held at Central United Church on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332 – 8th Street, on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BAYES: Frederick Herman- It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Fred Bayes on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the age of 93 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Florence, and leaves to mourn three brothers Ernie, Art, and Cecil; children Bob (Deirdre), George (Dianne), and Kathy (Bill) along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fred resided at Victoria Landing in Brandon, but sill considered Minnedosa as home. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba with interment to follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
SWITZER: Dorothy passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the age of 85 years. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Shoal Lake, Manitoba on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Strathclair Cemetery.
RUSSELL: In loving memory of Verna R. Russell beloved wife of the late Orville Russell of Deloraine, Manitoba. Verna died on May 21, 2011 at the Deloraine Health Centre in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 90. Funeral Service will take place on Friday May 27, 2011 at the Deloraine United Church at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Del-Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Verna may be made to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 747-2088.
DANYLUK: Nicholas Danyluk, age 82 years of Brandon and formerly of Roblin, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2011, at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Surviving are 1 Son, Michael (Kim) Danyluk, 1 Daughter, Shauna Danyluk (Harry Pod), 1 Grandson, Landen Danyluk , all of Brandon, Manitoba. Also surviving are; 4 sisters, Mary Hadway of Dauphin, Annie Kumka of Winnipeg, Nellie Dzman of Gilbert Plains, Doris Skarba of Gilbert Plains, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Nicholas was predeceased by his Parents, Michael and Tikla (nee Manchur) Danyluk, wife Marge (nee Cyca) Danyluk in 1982, brothers, John (Eva) Danyluk, Steve (Tillie) Danyluk, Anthony (Olga) Danyluk, Sisters, Lena (Harry) Yakimishyn, Bessie (Cliff) McPhil, Olga (Walter) Kzanoski, Elsie (John) Huculak and brothers-in-law, Bill Hadway, Alex Kumka, John Skarba, and Walter Dzman. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday May 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Roblin, Manitoba, with Rev. Fr. J. Cabral officiating and Interment will follow at Roblin Catholic Cemetery. Memorial Gifts may be given to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Box 1026, Roblin, Manitoba, R0L 1P0
Notes of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 204-937-2111.
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