Classifieds / Obituaries
BIALAS: Teenie Bialas (nee Slashinsky) May 27, 1930 - March 05, 2013. Teenie Bialas passed away peacefully on March 5, 2013 in the Minnedosa Health Centre with family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Mike in 1991. Teenie will be deeply missed by her children Ernie, Stanley (Lynn), Joyce Yarych (Mitch), and grandchildren Derrick, Heather, Kayla, Colten. Prayers will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church in Erickson, MB with interment at Jackfish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jackfish Cemetery or Minnedosa Palliative Care. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba, in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868. email@example.com.
TREMBLAY: Jerome "Buster"Long time employee of Lafarge Canada and native of St. Lazare, Manitoba, passed away at the Brockville General Hospital on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband for over 53 years of Georgette (nee Fouillard) of Maitland, ON. Loving father of John Tremblay (Karen), Larry Tremblay (Fiona), Barbara Cipak (John). Cherished grandfather of Justin, Jared, Joshua and Jesse Cipak; Nicole, Danielle and Ryan Tremblay. Fondly remembered by Georgette's daughter Marnie Barker and her children Nicholas and Carla Schillaci. Loving brother of William Tremblay (Lucille), the late Robert Tremblay (Mary Ann), Ruth Fouillard (the late Roland), Susan Chartier (the late Claude), Scott Tremblay (Genevieve), and Denis Tremblay (the late Edie). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Israel and Margaret Tremblay, and by his nephew Rick Tremblay. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn, 2451 County Road 15, Maitland ON, on Friday, March 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John Bosco Church, 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville ON, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Brockville and District Palliative Care will be gratefully acknowledged.
Visit a Book of Memories online memorial at: www.irvinememorial.com.
ASHCROFT: David Ashcroft of Birtle passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the age of 64 years. David is survived by his wife Sally, sister Molly (John) Douglass of Gem, AB, brothers: Rod (Georgette) of Birtle, Randy (Christine) of Dauphin, Dean (Carla) of Birtle, mother-in-law Harriet McColl of Boissevain, brother-in-law Jamie (Leigh Hambly) McColl of Winnipeg. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Georges Anglican Church, Birtle with Elaine Dixon officiating. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the Brandon Humane Society.
Remembrances andcondolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
POTTER: Richard Rick Potter, beloved husband of Simone and dear father of Rick (Leanne), Bob (Sue), Jason (Karly) and Dayna (Adam), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the age of 67 years. A Celebration of Ricks Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place at the Deloraine Cemetery at a later date. If friends so wish, donations in memory of Rick may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care or Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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FINNIE: Charles Henry Finnie of Kenton, MB; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 93 years of age. Charlie is lovingly remembered by Helen, his wife of 65 years; daughter Frances (Vaughn) Wilson; son John (Carolyn) Finnie; grandchildren Tricia (Danny) Turner, Martin (Erica Lowe) Finnie, Henry (Nicole) Wilson, Britta (Scott King) Wilson; great grandchildren Jaiah and Ira Turner, Matao and Charlie Finnie, and Harmony and Eveline Wilson. A service to celebrate Charlies life will be held at the Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow at the Kenton Memorial Hall. A private family interment will take place at a later date at the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlies memory to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118, Kenton, MB, R0M 0Z0, Kenton United Church Memorial Fund, Kenton, MB, R0M 0Z0, Kenton Community Enterprises, Kenton, MB, R0M 0Z0, or to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
MINARY: Donna, 76 years old, beloved mother of Darwyn, Darla and Bradley, died in the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, March 1, 2013. Funeral services will be held in July 2013 (notifications will be advertised closer to the date). In memory of Donna, donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
SPARROW: On March 2, 2013 surrounded by his family, Russell James Sparrow, beloved husband of Leone, passed away peacefully at the B.R.H.C. at the age of 85. Russ was born December 4, 1927 in Kenton, MB, the second child of James and Johanna Sparrow. He attended school at Kenton, Harding, Roseneath, and Glanton. He started a 26 1/2 year career with the C.P.R. in 1948. His heart was set on farming and in 1951 he rented a farm in the Forrest area which he later purchased. He farmed and railroaded until 1974 when he resigned from the C.P.R. and he expanded his farming operation. Russ belonged to the Masonic Lodge #14 in Minnedosa. He was a founding member of the Minnedosa Kinsmen Club. He served on the boards of the Manitoba Pool Elevators, Forrest United Church and Forrest Rink. Russ joined the Khartum Temple Brandon Shrine Club in 1989 and the Brandon Car Patrol Unit in 1990. Russ and Leone moved to Brandon in 1997. They traveled extensively spending many winters in Hawaii and Arizona making life long friends wherever they went. Russ was very proud and supportive of his family. His grandchildren held a special spot in his heart. He proudly shared his many stories and memories. Russ enjoyed being active in the Shrine Club, golfing and socializing. He enjoyed his years farming and his love and interest in farming never ended. Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife Leone of 60 years; Jim (Mary) Sparrow, Barbara (Kim) Campbell and Janice (David) Leslie; Grandchildren Michael (Shey), and Kevin Sparrow, Sean, Kaleee, and Tara Campbell, Monica and Brett Leslie. He is also survived by his sister Olive (Ken) Toovey, brother Ed Sparrow and sister-in-law Ena Sparrow, Leones sisters and brother and many nieces and nephews. Russ was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Josephine and Betty. A private family interment will take place at Humesville Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. In memory of Russ, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund or Cancer Society.
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BAUCHE: Lorraine (Lainy), 73 years old, beloved wife of Joe Bauche, mother of Daniel (Sandra) Bauche, Diane (Larry) Winters, Denise (Michael) Robson, grandmother of Heather (Wayne) and Jonathon, great- grandmother of Kenzie, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Private graveside funeral service will be held at the Deleau Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Lainy, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
ROSS-HARMS: Carol Ross- Harms was born November 17, 1952 in Souris, Manitoba to her wonderful parents Cecil and Mary Ross. She passed away on February 10, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will live on in the memory of and continue to inspire her loving partner and spouse Nelson Ross-Harms; her three sons, their spouses and her grandchildren: Cris, Tara, Chloe and Lily; Shawn and Arija; Wade, Erin, Cameron and Liam; and her adopted families Augusto, Adriana and Lucianna; and Javier, Cristinna, Juanita and Isabella; her dad Cecil Ross; her brother Bruce Ross, his wife Vanessa and their children Andrew, Aisha, Stevie and Jared. Carol was a loving inspirational person for all of us who knew her well and for anyone who interacted with her. Carol was a talented and devoted musician and she inspired her family (both home and abroad) students and friends over many years of teaching. Carol was actively and passionately involved with the Souris Arts Council, Souris Multicultural Society and the Souris Beautification Committee. As a family we would like to recognize and thank all the institutions, organizations and friends who have supported us over the long years of Carols illness. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to: Dr. Cram: Brandon Cancer Care (Dr. Duploy, Dr. Mollar and all the nurses and staff); the Souris Hospital with its compassionate caring nursing team; and the numerous friends (too many to list by name) who have supported us during our time of loss. We would also like to recognize and thank Rev. Wendy Rankin and her partner Ron Friesen for their loving and compassionate attention. In memory of Carol charities and organizations that we have chosen to support are; Souris Arts Council, Souris and Glenwood Multi-Cultural Organization or the Souris Hospital.
Thank you so much,Nelson Ross-Harms and family
PRINGLE: Donald (Don) G. Pringle, 60, of Sandy Lake, Manitoba, passed away suddenly January 15, 2013 while at his cottage. Don is lovingly remembered by his wife Geri, their children Lindsey Pringle (Grant), Allana (Shane) Black, Skip Pringle. Grandchildren Mary Pringle, Dayton, Kyra, Danica, Kypling, and Beckett Black and grandson Brody Lawson. Don also leaves to mourn his mother Annie Pringle, siblings Gary (Linda) Pringle, Verna (Clayton) Chrest, Betty (Jim) Mickleberry, Dorothy, Bev (Dave Irwin), Kathy (Larry) Ring. Mother-in-law Lillian Frazer, in-laws Debbie (Ed) Rode, Diane (Jack) Truscott, Glenda (Danny) Johnstone, Ken (Lisa) Frazer, Chris (Dave McMillen) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father Bill, brothers Jim, Ross, Bob, Bill, Russ and sisters Doreen, Willene, Norma, Muriel, and father-in-law Frank Frazer. Don was born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan on February 2, 1952. He grew up in Carnduff, Saskatchewan where he spent his youth playing ball, hockey and living life to the fullest with many lifelong friends. He spent countless enjoyable hour's playing old timers ball, mixed fast pitch ball, and golfing; all in his barefeet. Don will always be remembered as a true, loyal and fun loving friend. He was a kind, patient, positive and hardworking person who was selfless in everything that he did. No matter what his plans were, if he heard of a need he would drop what he was doing and lend a hand. Don was always willing to take on a new challenge and poured his whole heart into it. He was always took an active role in his children's lives through coaching, driving, doing homework, cheering, and helping in any way he could. He could invent countless hours of entertainment for them, like shredding paper to fill half the basement and letting them play in it, with never a concern for the mess to clean up. But Don shone his brightest when he was with his grandchildren. They filled him with immense joy and pride. He could sit for hours and teach them something new, be it a puzzle, games, how to iron his shirts, or how to help with the latest building project. The grandchildren were allowed to try everything. He loved cuddling, boating, playing, skidooing or anything else they wanted to do, and they will cherish these memories for a lifetime. Don retired from Westoba Credit Union in March of 2012, after spending 40 years in the Credit Union System, where he was a well liked and respected member of the team. Many long hours were dedicated to his profession and he cared deeply for co-workers and members alike and always looked out for the underdog. A celebration of his life was held on January 19, 2013 at Central United Church in Brandon, Manitoba.
MYRAN: Kenneth Donnavan Myran of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Kenneth grew up in Long Plains, until he attended Portage Residential School. Not long after that he was relocated to Birdtail Sioux. As an adult he worked long hard hours as a heavy equipment operator. Kenneth married his first wife and had five beautiful children, Joyce, Dwayne, Brenda, Anita and Roxanne. He remarried in 1977, to Carol Yvonne Sinclair, and they were happily married for 35 years. They adopted a beautiful baby girl Kendra, and had two handsome sons of their own, Scott and Kerry. Towards the end of his life, Kenneth fought a long hard battle with Alzheimers, while residing at Rideau Park. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Carol, sister-in-law Brenda (Gary,) brothers Jack, Phillip and Richard, sisters Margaret, Gladys (Ted,) daughters Joyce (Robert,) Brenda (Thomas,) Anita and Kendra, sons Scott, Kerry and daughters-in-law Candace and Rita, as well as 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents Albert and Mary, brother, Clifferd, sisters Verna, Vera, Alice and his daughter Roxanne. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kenneth may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9.
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MINARY: Donna, 76 years old, beloved mother of Darwyn, Darla and Bradley, died in the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, March 1, 2013. Funeral arrangements are pending. In memory of Donna, donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made www.kowalchuks.net
JAMES ALLEN MASTERSBorn in 1940, James grew into a natural creater of things. Along with a passion for model building, James became a professional tradesman under the guidence of a blacksmith/ welder. James also had a passion for carving. Starting with a variety of types of split logs, James made a series of relief carvings then his interest turned to carving full 3 D birds of prey. During his years in the trades, thousands of passtime hours were spent working on some of the birds that are currently on exipition(until March 8) at the Art Galery of Southwestern Manitoba. James quietly pass away February 26 in Minnedosa hospital, afflicted by an inoperable brain tumor. James was predeceased by his parents Jack and Gladys (Neepawa) and four brothers Fred (Williams Lake), Wayne (Neepawa), Ray (Thompson), Bill (Minnedosa). He is survived by brothers Robert (Moose Jaw), Doug (Brandon), and a sister Bev (Palacios, Texas), 4 Sister in laws, many nephews, neices and their children and grandchildren. A private family memoral service and internment will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to, may donate to Cancer Research in his name.
HRANKOWSKI: Matthew Dmetro Hrankowski of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Matthew was born on October 26, 1923 in Rossburn, MB. He took his schooling at the Hranko School in Rossburn. Matthew farmed in Rossburn until he sold the farm and moved to Brandon. He worked as a welder in Brandon and also in lumber camps in Ontario, and as a supervisor and carpenter at Base Maintenance at Shilo Base, where he retired from in 1988. Matthew enjoyed numerous projects around the home and cabin, as well as gardening and having coffee with other seniors at various restaurants. He is survived by his wife, Anne (née Smith) of Brandon, MB; daughters Linda (Ken) Epp of Minnedosa, MB; Debbie (Ken) Stevenson of Brandon, MB; grandchildren Thomas Norquay of Winnipeg, MB, Stacy (Josh) Tondevold of Cardston, AB, David, Lauren and Lindsay Stevenson all of Brandon, MB; sisters Steffanie Henrickson of Oakville, ON and Adeline Russell of Victoria, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, Kornel and Mary (née Berehulka) Hrankowski, brothers Adolphe, Lawrence (Lorne) Hrankowski, sisters Mildred Hrankowski and Lucy Gallarneau. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on March 1, 2013 with Fr. Jorge Mante officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the doctors, nurses, sitters and aides on ward 400 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, also to Dr. Groves, Fr. Jorge Mante and to the staff and caterers at Brockie Donovan. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Matthew may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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HOWDEN: Dorothy May Howden, age 85, beloved wife of the late Allan Howden died February 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday March 6, 2013 at the Harvest Community Centre in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6 or the Salvation Army; 510-6th St. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 3N9.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home, 204-747-2088.
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