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GRANT: Frances Emily Grant 1918 2009. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Frances Emily Grant on November 20, 2009, in her 92nd year. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Catherine Noton and Patricia Grant-Bloxom; sons-in-law Mark Noton and Bob Bloxom; grandchildren Charles and Steven Noton; Grant, Jacqueline and Caitlin Bloxom; along with many nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband Alfred, son David and her granddaughter Jane Noton. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Arnold and Finlay, and four sisters, Elsie Smith, Gwen Curtis, Marguerite Reid and Bernice Scott. Frances was the sixth of seven children born to Mary Emily and Charles Gerdis on the family farm in Regent Manitoba on February 2, 1918. She received her education in the Wapaha District and graduated from the St. Boniface Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1941. After graduation, Frances worked at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg and then at the Ninette Sanitorium. She moved to Portland Oregon and worked in an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic before joining the United States Army in 1943 as a flight nurse based in Randolph Field, Texas. Upon discharge, she returned home and nursed at the Souris Memorial Hospital. Her life was enriched when she met and later married the love of her life, Dr. Alfred Malcolm Grant. They had a wonderful partnership until Alfred passed away in 2001. Frances was a loving, caring mother and active supporter of community events in Souris. She co-founded the kindergarten and school band programs and worked many volunteer hours with the figure skating club. After their children were raised, she worked with her husband, Alfred, as an office receptionist at the Souris Medical Centre for 15 years. Upon retirement, she and Alfred became a snowbirds vacationing with their friends in Florida and California. She delighted in her bridge games and all the people with whom she played over her lifetime. Frances also enjoyed her yard and her flower gardens and always looked forward to socializing with her friends and neighbours. Her dance card was always full. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Cram and the Nurses at the Souris Hospital for the care that their mom received. If friends so wish, donations in memory of Frances may be made to the charity of their choice. A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at the St. Paul's United Church in Souris with Rev. Mark Murray of the St. Luke's Anglican Church officiating. Interment was at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon.
CLELLAND: Violet Roseline Clelland passed away peacefully at the Bren-Del-Win Lodge in Deloraine on November 25, 2009. Vi was born on September 21, 1920 to parents William and Cecilia Beedie in the R. M. of Winchester. Vi was raised on the family farm in the Hazeldean area. She married Ed Clelland on August 1, 1940. Ed and Vi settled in the Grove district until the family moved to Deloraine in 1955. Vis interests included music, gardening, following the local sports teams (especially when her sons were involved) and being a valued member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary. Vi truly enjoyed her last nine years as a resident of Bren-Del-Win Lodge thanks to the caring staff. Vi was predeceased by her husband Ed, her son Allan, her parents William and Cecilia and her brother Bill. She is survived by her sister Robina, brother Jim, hers sons: Roy (Karen), Bob (Kathy) and Gary (Debbie), grandchildren: Carla (Craig), Monica, Darcy (Claire), Julie (Rob), Tara (Jared), Krista (Lorin), Jason (Katie), great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Lucas, Carson and Colton and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Vis life was held on Monday, November 20, 2009 at Smiths Funeral Home Chapel in Deloraine, Manitoba with Reverend Jeri Byornson officiating. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #83 Auxiliary, Deloraine, Manitoba.
FUNNELL: Mary Alexandra Funnell passed away peacefully at the age of 82 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 29th, 2009. Mary was born on the family farm near Rapid City, Manitoba to George and Marion Greig on February 13th, 1927. She was the youngest of her two sisters, Bessie and Margaret. She attended school at Rapid City and later moved to Minnedosa. Mary worked at the local drug store; this is where she met Leonard Funnell whom she later married on November 12th, 1952. Mary and Leonard later moved to Brandon and raised three children, Linda, Gary and Donna. Mary was an exceptional homemaker, as she was a great cook, loved sewing and above all was an avid gardener. Mary loved the outdoors and she always enjoyed the company of a pet in the house. Mary worked at Valleyview Care Centre as well as Hillcrest Place for many years. Mary participated in the LWML of Grace Lutheran Church where she was a member since the 1960's. Mary was very proud of her grandchildren and was always happy to spend time with them. She was predeceased by her parents George and Marion Greig, husband Leonard, sister Bessie, and granddaughter Lindsay. She is survived by her sister Margaret Shanks, daughter Linda, son Gary (Dana), daughter Donna (Laurie) and grandchildren, Geoff Clark, Carson Funnell, Randy, Stacy and Jamie Cousin and extended family. The funeral service was held at Grace Lutheran Church, Friday December 4th 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers were Bud Haberman, Rick Linski, Bruce Pentney, Harvey Stanger, and grandchildren Randy, Stacy and Jamie Cousin. Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B-727 10th Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
EVANS: Peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Ms. Rena Evans of Swan Lake, Manitoba passed away at the age of 52 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her siblings: Joan (Laurie) Teichrow, Doug (Debbie) Evans, Murray Evans and Jim Clemis. She also leaves to mourn her nieces and nephews: Aaron (Stephanie), Derek, David, Matthew (Raeval), Tina (Dennis), Jeremiah (Andrea), Kristina and Stephanie; 10 great nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents George and Minnie Evans. In respect with Renas wishes a private family graveside service will be held. The Family invites everyone to a Memorial Luncheon at the Swan Lake Community Hall on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Society of Manitoba 105-386 Broadway Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6 (942-6825). Adams Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326. ww.afh.ca
ALLEN: Florence Jonlyn Lynn (nee Clawson). On December 4, 2009, Lynn Allen of Riverheights Terrace in Brandon, passed away suddenly at the age of 72 years. Lynn was predeceased by her loving husband Keith Allen in 2007, her sister, Burnis Papineau and her mother and father (Isabella and John Mathew Clawson). She will be dearly missed and leaves to cherish her memory her true friend, Cindy Monson and family of Brandon, and her brother James Arthur Clawson of Edmonton, Alberta, numerous nieces and nephews as well as great- nieces and great-nephews. Lynn spent many years as a volunteer with the Telephone Pioneers. When she wasnt volunteering she was busy doing what she loved, sewing or working with clay. In keeping with Lynns wishes, cremation has taken place. A Come & Go Celebration of Lynn & Keith Allens Life will be held at 8 Jaguar Place, on Friday, January 1, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. A formal ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Lynn may be made to the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, c/o Allison Ryplanski, Unit 2-710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K9 or to a charity of ones choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MOORE: Fay (née Smith), passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on December 10, 2009. Fay was born in Hamiota, MB in 1931. She married R. Glen Moore in 1957. Fay is survived by her husband Glen, daughter Kathy (Kim) Roberts of Ottawa; granddaughter Alison, grandson Ian and brother Barry Smith. She was predeceased by her sister, Berle. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. immediately followed by a reception at the Central United Church Auditorium, 327-8th Street. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. A private family service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium prior to the service. Flowers are gratefully declined.
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MERRYFIELD: Jean Merryfield (Morrow), April 25, 1926 - November 22, 2009. Beloved wife of 56 years of Earl, mother of Marion Donaghey, Jim (Karin), Leslie Oakes (Terry), Shirley McLaren (Bill), nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sister Gladys Moffatt, brother-in-law Kris Larsen, passed away in Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. A Memorial service will be held in Kamloops, B.C. at a later date.
HUNTER: Glen E. Hunter of Grand Valley Road, R.R. #3. It is with deep sorrow that we have to announce the departure of our beloved husband and father, Glen Hunter, soul mate of Mimi and awesome father of Mark, Dean and Jeff. To comply with his wishes, we will refrain from any and all ceremonies. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Glen to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CAP: The death of Rena Cap of Forrest occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 3, 2009. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Reception to Celebrate Rena's Life will be held at a later date.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STRAIN: (nee Hammond), Maureen Adele passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the age of 63 years. She is survived by her loving husband: Brian; sisters: Iola Penner of Brandon, Manitoba, Lee Sandberg of Hope, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. No service by request. Cremation. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.
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KUZYK: Michael Mickey Steve Kuzyk, beloved husband of Nancy, dear father to Richard, Dianna, Deb, and Terry, occurred at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Sunday, December 6, 2009. In keeping with Mickeys wishes, cremation has taken place. No formal ceremony will be held. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BROWN: James A. (Jim) Brown finished his life's journey on December 5, 2009. Jim was born in Winnipeg on May 21, 1922 and was the eldest son of George and Stella Brown. Jim was predeceased by his parents, wife Laura (nee Fry) and brother Norman. After Jim's schooling in Winnipeg, he joined the MTS and RCAF. The RCAF took him to Britain until the mid-forties. After WWII, Jim returned to Manitoba and continued his career with the MTS. The MTS placed Jim in Brandon, Flin Flon, Selkirk, Gladstone and back to Brandon in '58. After 41 years of service with the MTS, Jim retired in 1982. Jim enjoyed life with his family and friends. He loved fun, laughter, sports, travel, games, music and never backed down from a challenge. He was a proud Masonic member and a drummer with the Shriners. For health reasons, Jim moved into the Hillcrest Personal Care Home. Many family members and friends came by to visit him there and also joined in on his May 21st "sing-song popsicle birthday parties". David and Bernice thank all who shared in their parent's lives and gave ongoing friendship and support. A special thank you to the caring staff at the Hillcrest Personal Care Home. Surviving are son David, daughter Bernice, granddaughter Tara (Dan); brother Ted (Anne); nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Viewing will be held for family and friends prior to the service. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim may me made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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BARKER: Harold Barker of Birtle, Manitoba passed away at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre on Monday, December 7, 2009 at the age of 96 years. Harold is survived by his wife Beulah (Buddy) of Birtle, son Fred (Roxanne) Barker of Birtle, daughter Faye Wowchuk of Dauphin, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle United Church with Rev. Heather Robbins officiating. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements (204) 759-2160.
WHALEN: 1917-2009. It is with sadness that the family of Louise Barbara Whalen (McKenzie) announces the passing of their sister and aunt. Louise was born on December 8, 1917 and passed away at the Souris hospital on November 18, 2009. She was in her 92nd year. Louise was the second of seven children born to Adam and Maggie McKenzie. She attended school in the Whitewater and Swaffham schools. Louise worked in the Hartney district until March 10, 1939 when she married George Whalen. They farmed in the Underhill and Melgund districts until 1961 when they bought some land north of Hartney. The sold their land in 1975 and moved to a house in Hartney where Louise lived until just before her passing. Louise was predeceased by her parents Adam and Maggie, her husband George, sisters Florence and Shirley (Cantlon), and her brother Bob. She will be sadly missed by her sister Irene (McPhee) of Calgary, and her brothers Allan (Adele) and Jim (Evelyn) both of Brandon. Although Louise had no children of her own, she took pride in her many nieces and nephews who will also miss their Auntie Louie. Louise was involved in her community as a member of the Hartney Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Rebekah Lodge, and Unit A of the United Church. Louise was a quiet woman who enjoyed gardening, visiting with friends, dining out, and playing Bingo. She also liked to travel and she kept many souvenirs of the bus trips she was able to enjoy over the years. A graveside service was held on November 22, 2009 at the Hartney cemetery with her friends and family in attendance. Kowalchuks Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. If friends so desire, a donation in Louises name may be made to the Charity of their choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Cram and all the nursing staff at the Souris hospital for the care given to Louise in her time of need. Thanks also to the home care workers who helped Louise stay in her home for the past few years. Lastly, a very special thanks to Eleanor Vandusen for the true friendship and care she provided Louise over the years.
VANDENDORPE: Herta M. Vandendorpe, age 85, beloved wife of Albert, died on December 6, 2009 at Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba. Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetis Association, or to the Kidney Foundation. Interment Deloraine Catholic Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.comSmith Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
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