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JACKSON: Murray Ross (formerly from Minto, Manitoba,) passed away suddenly after a short illness at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 16, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 324-4th Street on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Minto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Minto Cemetery Perpetual Fund, The Minto Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DROST: Edward Walter Drost (January 18, 1921 - April 12, 2012). Edward passed away at the age of 91 at Fairview Personal Care Home. He will be deeply missed by Virginia, his wife of 63 years, his son Robert (Teresa), daughters Lorna (Larry), Karen (Allan), Debra (Richard), Darlene (Les), Edwardine (Mike), grandchildren, Jeffrey, Mathew, David, Jenna, Justin, Christopher (Janet), Aaron (Amanda), Kelsey, Stephanie and Olivia and great grandson Brayden. Ed was predeceased by his parents Michael and Sophie, siblings Walter, Charlie, Stella and Bernice and son Richard. He is survived by his brother John and sister Emily. Ed was born in Brandon and grew up in Brandon's North end. Ed enlisted in the Canadian army then volunteered for the 1st Special Service Force (Devils Brigade) during World War II. He was employed with Canada Grocers for many years during which time he took an interest in beekeeping as a hobby. This hobby became a full time business until his formal retirement. Ed had an incredible work ethic that he passed onto his children and grandchildren. In his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening and spending time cultivating his fruit trees, vegetables and tending to his flower gardens on the farm and at the family home. He also enjoyed trips to the United States visiting family and friends and spending precious time with his wife, children, grandchildren and family pets, Casey and Ginger. Edward was a man of strong faith. He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus and he belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion. Dad was a warm hearted, generous man, had a great sense of humour and a love of sports, especially hockey and boxing. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Fairview Personal Care Home for their support and care during the last two years. Viewing and prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street on Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a memorial donation on Edward's behalf to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7, Fairview Personal Care Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6 or a charity of your choice.
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COULING: The death of Gary Kenneth Couling, beloved husband of Tami and dear father of Lenny and Danielle, occurred Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dave Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Big Brothers and Sisters of Brandon, 153A 8th St. Brandon, MB R7A 3W9 or Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37 - 11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CORNOCK: Edward “Bruce” Cornock. Peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2012 after a short and valiant battle with cancer, Bruce passed away at the age of 66, with family at his side. Born September 26, 1945 and raised in Greenway, MB, Bruce was a free-spirited, rugged, fun & loving man and accomplished & respected pilot. He travelled the world, but spent much of his life in the North and southwestern Manitoba. A graveside service will be held Friday, April 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Baldur Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glenboro Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the Western Manitoba Housing Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba.
COOK: Mary “June” Cook (née Russell). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of June Cook, our much loved mother and grandmother, on March 29, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Mom was born in Brandon, MB on June 16, 1926 to Patrick and Carrie Russell. Mom was raised in Brandon and attended Brandon Collegiate Institute. At 14 years of age she met a young man, Arnold Murray Cook, and they were married in 1946 after he returned home from the war. Mom and Dad had three daughters, Pat, Debby and Cathy. They also had what they called their “adopted“ son, Dunc Grierson, who has been a part of their lives for many years. In the 1960’s, Dad and Mom built a cottage at Brandosa Beach and we would spend every summer there. They made lots of wonderful friendships there and had such good memories from their time there. After Dad’s retirement from the lumber business, they sold the cottage at Brandosa and bought a cottage at an island in Minaki, ON. As soon as the ice was off the water, they would make their way down to the island to spend the entire summer. Mom and Dad did a lot of travelling in their retirement years, seeing places such as Hawaii, a lot of the US, Italy, England, the Mediterranean area, Mexico and Australia. One of Mom’s favorite pastimes was playing bridge and she would meet with the girls every Wednesday afternoon to play. Mom was also a member of the Kinettes and later the K-40 group. Mom’s greatest joy was to spend time with her children and grandchildren. One of our fondest memories was gathering together every Sunday at Mom and Dad’s for “Sunday Supper.” Mom also started what she called “Gram’s Summer School.” Her and Dad would keep all the grandkids at Minaki for the entire summer, where they could ski, swim and play with their cousins for the whole summer. There were many wonderful memories made during those years. Mom was predeceased by her husband Arnold, her father and mother, her only brother Bob Russell, brother-in-law Keith Cook and sister-in-law, Merle Bass. Mom will be sadly missed by her daughter Pat Alexander and her children Cari (Shane) Mealy and their children Christopher and Addison; Jeff (Cindy) Alexander and their children Linden and Dawson; daughter Debby (Wayne) Charles and their children Dan (Coralee), James, Corynne (John) Hutton and their children Jack and Lucy; daughter Cathy (Bob) Woodmass and their children Chris (Shauna), Jarret, and Chelsea. She will also be missed by her great friend, Duncan (Judith) Grierson, sister-in-law Ruth Russell and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of June’s life was held at Central United Church on April 4th, 2012. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium.
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BAYES: Doris Evelyne Bayes beloved wife of Ernie Bayes passed away on April 13, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868. Messages of condolences may be sent to
DURNIN: The death of Robert "Bob" Jory Durnin, beloved husband of Shirley and loving father to daughters: Kim (Kyle) Jones; grandson Kohen, Lindsay (Lance) Monych. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bob's life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Ven. Noah Njegovan will officiate. Interment will be held in the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B2 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th St. Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TOSH: Passed away suddenly on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at the age of 63 years, John William Tosh, of Glenboro MB. John leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Brenda (nee Bjornson), sons Glen (Lisa) of Souris, Michael (Melva) of Brandon, daughter Angie (Robert) Gudnason of Glenboro, four grandchildren Brynn & Ty Tosh, and Landon & Sienna Gudnason; brother Bob Tosh (Sandy Cook) of Winnipeg, sister Diane Johnson also of Winnipeg as well as numerous nieces, nephews & many friends. John was predeceased by his father Murney in 1977 & by his mother Ruth in 2009. A Celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Following the service, a Come & Go Reception will be held in the Kinsmen Hall, from 4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so wish, memorial donations can be made to the John Tosh Memorial Fund, with Proceeds to the New Glenboro Arena Fund, c/o Village of Glenboro, Box 190 Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0, or to a charity of choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
TEETAERT: It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mom, grandma and great grandma Jeanne Teetaert. Jeanne passed away at the Souris Hospital on April 4, 2012 at the age of 85 with her family by her side. She was born October 24, 1926. Jeanne and Amiel were married September 30, 1948. They farmed in the Underhill District for many years. Jeanne enjoyed curling in the winter and spent endless hours gardening and doing chores around the farm the rest of the year. In 1974 they moved to Hartney, Manitoba and she became involved in many organizations. Jeanne was a member of the Hartney Legion Ladies Auxiliary for many years and helped with many functions. She spent many years with the Horticultural Society and the Hart Cam Centre. She loved playing cards, bingo and enjoyed the friendships she made over the years. Mom enjoyed her daily walks with her friend and neighbor Nancy and her Saturday coffee dates with Joyce. She spent countless hours in her garden making sure it always looked its best. Mom’s greatest joy was the times she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grandma watched hockey games, ball games, band concerts and spent many hours playing games, cards, knitting and listening to all of their accomplishments. Grandma was proud of them all and they will miss her deeply. Jeanne is survived by her son Walter (Linda), son-in-law Ed (Karen) Chaban; grandchildren Brian (Angie) Teetaert, Bonnie Chaban, David (April) Chaban and great grandchildren Brayden and Janessa Teetaert, Lucus, Jace and Emersyn Chaban. Her sisters-in-law Susan and Martha, brother-in-law Maurice, Amiel’s brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. Her parents Maurice and Madeline Cappelle, brothers Gerard and Victor, sister Mary, husband Amiel, daughter Laura and grandson Brent Teetaert predeceased Jeanne. Her family and friends will sadly miss Jeanne. Funeral Mass was held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Tuesday April 10,2012 with celebrant Father Geoffrey Angeles followed by interment in the Riverside Cemetery Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Jeanne donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris in care of arrangements.
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SOKOLOSKI: Irene Iris Sokoloski (Fraser) November 20, 1928 - April 9, 2012. Mom passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9th, after a lengthy illness. She wanted, with all heart, to remain with us, but she could fight no longer. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Ollie; her twin sister, Eileen, her sisters Ann, Mary, and Isabelle; and her brothers, Jimmy, Hugh and Donald. She is survived by her sister Evelyn (Bob) Fowlks and children, Thomas and William of Pacific Palisades, California; her son, Frank (Brenda) Sokoloski, and children, Kim and David of Rapid City; her daughter Shannon (Andy) Culbertson of Brandon; her daughter Cheryl (Scott) McDonald and children, Callum and Carson, of Brandon. Mom will be remembered for her quiet, remarkable strength and love for her family. We would like to thank the staff on 400 and A2 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassionate care of our Mother over the last few years and especially her final three weeks. Special thanks to Dr. Visser for his personal touch. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and Mom will be interred with her parents in Pine Falls Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Iris’s name to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, care of Murray House.
RONDEAU: Irene Lillian Rondeau. October 18, 1935 - April 3, 2012. Mother was born on the farm near Notre Dame de Lourdes on October 18, 1935. She was the youngest of six children of Paul and Marie Avanthay. She spent many hours helping her Dad on the farm between going to school in and around Notre Dame. She finished her schooling in Notre Dame while living with her Grandmother. Afterwards she went to work as a waitress in Manitou, until meeting and marrying Damien Rondeau from St. Leon on June 19, 1954.They resided on the farm Dad bought between Margaret and Minto, MB. There they raised three boys, Gerald born in 1955, Gary in 1957, and Harvey in 1961. Mom enjoyed several sports, especially ball which she enjoyed playing, particularly a game of catch with any one of the boys. Also she especially enjoyed watching any one of them play either hockey, ball or curling and could be heard cheering for them at any of their games. Mother also loved to travel at any chance that came along, whether it was on vacation or simply a weekend visiting friends or relatives across the country. She will be sadly missed, but know that she’s in a better place now. A memorial mass will be held at the St. Felix De Valois Catholic Church in Dunrea, Manitoba on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the St. Felix Cemetery in Dunrea. Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the St. Felix de Valois Catholic Church; Dunrea, Manitoba R0K 0S0.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
McKERNAN: Gerard Micheal McKernan born February 4th, 1967 in Brantford, Ontario, unexpectedly passed away at his home in Belmont Manitoba on April 8th, 2012. A graveside memorial will be held on April 21st at the Ninette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
LUMSDEN: Helen Vada Mary (Hoath) Lumsden passed away peacefully at the Neepawa Hospital on March 29, 2012 at the age of 87. Helen was born in Killarney, MB on December 13, 1924 to Willie and Mary Day. She was the Baby Sister to 5 older brothers. She spent nine years going to Tisdale school for her education and then on to high school in Killarney. She then did house work for several different people, also worked in Kent’s Grocery Store and ended up at a diary farm delivering milk. Helen married Keith Hoath on Jan 20, 1945 and they were blessed with 3 daughters. Keith was a CPR Station Agent and they moved to several different communities including Deleau for 6 years and ending in Arden for 17 years when many of the stations in the province closed. In 1972 they purchased and operated Hoath’s Grocery Store in Neepawa for 8 years. Helen loved to sing, play the piano and was a wonderful cook. Keith passed away in 1993 shortly after they had moved into Elks Manor. Helen continued to live in the Manor and in May of 1998 married Robert Lumsden. They spent many Sunday’s driving around the countryside and made one trip to Ireland and Scotland. Helen will be sadly missed by her husband Bob, her 3 daughters – Brenda (Cliff) Sumner, Sandra (Lionel) McGhie and their children Jim (Tara) McGhie, Janelle (Doug) Wiebe and by Noreen Hoath and her children Gerald (Nicole) Stoughton and Dana Klym. Helen was blessed with 8 Great Grandchildren: Ashton and Haylee McGhie, Allysa, Brooke, Alexa & Emma Stoughton and Cole & Nia Klym. Helen also leaves to mourn step-son Lyle Lumsden and his children Laura & Scott, 4 sister-in-laws, Doreen Hoath, Isobel Day, Nell Day and Lenore Day, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Helen was pre-deceased by her parents Willie and Mary Day, her first husband Keith Hoath, 2 Grandsons, Tim and Cory Sumner, 5 brothers & 1 sister-in-law – Ted (Margaret), Alvin, Cliff, John and Russell Day. The Funeral Service was held March 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church with Rev Mark Satterly officiating. Internment followed at Riverside Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearer were all friends in attendance. In lieu of flowers, friends who so desire, may make a donation to the Charity of their choice.
Angels are always near to those who are grievingTo whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God.
The family of Helen (Hoath) Lumsden would like to thank all those wonderful people that made a very difficult time bearable with all your hugs, cards and sympathy. All the medical people, Doctor Muligan and staff at the Neepawa Hospital, the ambulance people, the staff at the Brandon Emergency Centre, Doctor Penner, doctors and staff at the Intensive Care Unit at Brandon Hospital, Mary Ellen Clark who gave us support when we needed it most, Rev. Mark Satterly for all your visits and the funeral service, Ushers Ted and Janice Walker, the pianist and choir of the United Church. A special thanks to Ed Friessen for the wonderful job he did on the solo at the funeral, and White’s Funeral Home, Brian, you made things so much easier to complete.
We thank you all !!
Bob, Brenda, Sandra, Noreen, Lyle and families.
KRUK: Wilma Eleanor Kruk (nee Eisler) was the first-born child to Edward Henry August Eisler and Sarah Alice Eisler (nee Medlicott) on November 3rd, 1930 at their farm home near Sinclair, MB. She attended school at Clover Hill in Sinclair and also Antler, SK. After she finished school, she taught at Archie School in Manson, MB from 1948 to 1949 and then went on to attend Normal School in Winnipeg from 1949 to 1950. After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught at South Beresford School, Bloomsbury School – Brandon, and also at Chesley School near Wawanesa. She enjoyed teaching at all of these places and commented that her pupils were just like brothers and sisters to her-it felt like one big happy family! During this time she met William Kruk and they were married on August 14th, 1954. They moved to the family farm North of Souris where they raised chickens, pigs, and cattle. They also grew grain and had a garden full of vegetables for canning. With their chickens and cattle they were able to sell eggs and cream and also have milk and butter for their own use. In 1956, they had their first child, Shirley and then came along Bill, Jean, and John.Grandma loved flowers and always found a spot in her garden for some as well as any little area around the house that had a bare spot. These bare spots soon became green and full of colour from all of the flowers. She always smiled when one of her children or grandchildren would pick some and present them to her-even if they were dandelions! Grandma loved to sew and knit and she passed this love for it on to her daughters. The children could always count on having a new shirt or blouse made for them and getting those knees in their pants patched up (especially the boys!). Her love for sewing was also passed on to others as she taught 4-H sewing for years to numerous girls in the area. The Grandchildren looked forward to receiving new PJs that were made “especially for them”. Avril and Sarah’s would often have teddy bears or flowers on them with lots of lace to make them pretty, while Brayden’s often had dinosaurs, and Matthew’s would have hockey players. Along with raising her chickens, sewing, knitting, gardening and her flowers, Grandma also loved canning and baking. The house always had an aroma of freshly baked bread, buns, pies, cinnamon buns (with raisins), perogies, cabbage rolls, homemade chicken noodle soup and the list goes on. We grandchildren always loved her canned fruit and fresh buns. In their later years, Grandma and Grandpa started to travel with their “little house on wheels”, going to numerous places in the Western provinces and also into the Northwestern States. Grandma would spend hours with Grandpa going fishing. They loved spending time together on or near the water; catching fish and watching the days go by. They met many people on their fishing & camping trips and friendships blossomed from them. Grandma was a faithful member of the St. Mary’s parish and was active in the C.W.A, always helping at many of the Fall Suppers they put on. She also taught catechism for years at the church, which stems back to her love of teaching. Grandma was predeceased by: her parents, Edward and Sarah Eisler; her mother and father-in-law, Fred Sr. and Anna Kruk; her brothers, Vernon and Ernie and her sister Verna; and brothers-in-law, Fred and Steve Kruk, and Welland Dalzell. She is survived by: her husband of 58 years, William; her children, Shirley Moroz & husband Sonny; Bill & his wife AnnElla, Jean, and John & Marni; her grandchildren, Brayden & Avril Moroz and Sarah & Matthew Kruk; her brother, Bill Eisler & his wife Ruth; sisters-in-law Colleen Eisler, Helen Dalzell, Elsie & Helen Kruk; brothers-in-law, Dan Kruk and Peter French; and numerous nieces and nephews.
My Grandma, The Angel
A Grandma is an angelsent from up aboveto wrap her arms around youand warm you with a hug.
My Grandma was a special oneso close and dear to me.She taught me things I would never have knownand always so patiently.
In her garden she would playand frolic like a deer.Her flowers were always so colourfuland brought much cheer.
A card was always specialeven if it was just for fun.With little treats and trinketsyou always knew you were a loved one.
Her stories of the old daysand what life used to bewere always so excitingand memorizing to me.
Although you are no longer with usand seem so far awayyou will always be within our heartseach and every day.
We love you Grandma!
DURNIN: The death of Robert "Bob" Jory Durnin, beloved husband of Shirley and loving father to daughters: Kim (Kyle) Jones; grandson Kohen, Lindsay (Lance) Monych. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bob's life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Ven. Noah Njegovan will officiate. Interment will be held in the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B2 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th St. Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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