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BOULANGER: Maurice Boulanger, husband of Jeanne passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. He leaves behind to mourn his passing his wife of 56 years, Jeanne, his children Lucie (Norm), Yvette (Bob), Dolores (Mark) and Felix (Twila), grandchildren, Josh (Tracy), Joel (Kim), Jeremy (Jennifer), Dustin, Daniel, Hillary, Cole, Brett and Alyssa and great-grand-daughter, Brianna. He also leaves his brothers Edouard (Lynne) and Andre (Wilma) and his sisters Jeanne and Astrid (Gary) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Maurice was predeceased by his parents (Amedee and Justine) and his brothers-in-law Jack Keenan and Hubert Lamouline. Maurice was born on August 15, 1933 on the family farm near Antler, SK. When he was 5, his family moved to the Grande Clairiere area to farm. He attended school in Grande Clairiere then Otterburne. In 1955, he married Jeanne Lamouline and they continued to farm and raise their four children in the Grande Clairiere area until 1974 when he quit farming. He then worked at numerous jobs including implement sales, truck driving, school bus driving, backhoe owner/operating, and most recently pilot truck driving. In 1987, Maurice and Jeanne moved their house from the farm to Souris where they continued to live until Maurice's passing.Maurice's hobbies included playing hardball, bowling, curling, camping, playing cards and woodworking. Sincere thank you to Dr. Cram and the wonderful nurses at the Souris Health Centre for their compassion, care and kindness. If people so wish, donations can be made to the Grande Clairiere Cemetery Committee, c/o Harvey Mahy, Hartney, Manitoba, R0M 0X0.
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GOFFLOT: Marceline Julia, 90 years, beloved wife of the late Lucien Gofflot, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church Grande Clairiere, Manitoba. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Marceline, donations may be made to the Grande Clairiere Cemetery Fund c/o Harvey Mahy Hartney, Manitoba R0M 0X0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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SOBRY: Jeanne, 92 years, beloved wife of the late Peter Sobry, mother of Madeleine, Marcel, Allen, Anne, Larry and Loretta, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, on Sunday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Jeanne, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0M 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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RUSSELL: With deep sadness, his family announces the passing of William (Bill) Ernest Russell (born September 2, 1928 in Melita, Manitoba). Following a heart attack, he peacefully went to be with the Lord on October 20th, 2011. He leaves to mourn his wife of 52 years, Bev Russell (Snyder); his children: Laurie (Russell) & Darcy Smith of Kelowna, Leslie Russell from Toronto, David and Sandra (Peters) Russell of Peachland, and his grandchildren: Mallory Smith & Jan Kloch, Riley and Taylor Smith all of Kelowna, Jessi and Coral Russell of Peachland; his brother, Jack Russell and Irene Swarck of Winnipeg, Manitoba; brothers-in-law: Cliff Snyder & Wilma Mallo of Melita, Manitoba, Ron & Marie (Nickoriuk) Snyder of Red Deer, Alberta, Clark & Melba (Wood) Snyder of Melita, Manitoba, Pete & Lois (Fournie) Snyder of Acme, Alberta, Frank Snyder & Christine Lea of Oakville, Ontario, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Ervin (Pat) and Glory Russell; brother, Gordon; and sisters-in-law, Lois (Reynolds) Snyder and Marie (Innis) Russell. Bill’s first priority was always his family. Bev was his soul mate, his best friend and his biggest supporter. He always attended the school programs, recitals, sports events, etc. of his children and grandchildren. Bill loved to just spend time with family and was so proud of each of their achievements. He was an electrical contractor in business for 43 years in Melita, Manitoba and Southeastern Saskatchewan, until his retirement. Church and community involvement through many organizations kept Bill very busy along with operating the business. When he retired in 1995, Bill and Bev began spending winters in Kelowna and permanently retired to that beautiful city in 2001. He carried on his volunteering at church, in the neighborhood and community. Bill helped to build his son and daughter-in-law’s home in Peachland four years ago. He learned to swim at age 70 and went for a hot-air balloon ride at 80. He never lost his curiosity as to how things worked. Bill always needed to be busy and we are happy he was able to do all the things he loved to do until the end. We loved him and will miss him. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A Service and interment will be held in Melita, Manitoba in the Spring 2012. Time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to: the Melita Personal Care Home, Melita, Manitoba, ROM ILO, the Kelowna Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 22087, Capri P.O., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 9N9,or a place of your choosing. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
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RAMSAY: Garth Daniel Ramsay of Brandon, passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Garth was born March 26, 1928 in Waskada, MB. He grew up in Waskada, farming with his family. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Dromun, on April 22, 1950. They farmed together and had one daughter, Theresa. When they were in their 40’s, they semi-retired by renting their farmland and spending the winters primarily in Yuma, Arizona. They moved off the farm to Killarney in 1991, as Garth’s health was slowly deteriorating. Papa loved to watch his ballgames, People’s Court and even The Price is Right with his grandchildren, not that he would admit it. Papa’s most expensive hobby was building and sometimes crashing R.C. planes. It was always a community event when a new plane went up. Garth is survived by his daughter, Theresa Ramsay,grandchildren Val (Sandy) Caldwell, Sonya (Jason) Bayliss, Colleen (Darryl) Carter, Darcy Zarn and Yvonne Zarn. He is also survived by great-grandchildren James and Morgan Caldwell and Jackie and Aaron Bayliss. He was predeceased by his wife, Kay on August 24, 2001, and his parents Clair and Carmen Ramsay. A graveside service will be held at the Waskada Cemetery on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with luncheon to follow at the Waskada Legion. Urnbearers will be James Caldwell and Aaron Bayliss. Donations in memory of Garth may be made to Tri-Lake health Centre, “Palliative Care”, Box 5000, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0 or Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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POPEL: Bertram Popel, March 25, 1917 - October 17, 2011. With great sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bert, on October 17, 2011 at the River East Personal Care Home, in Winnipeg with daughter Peggy at his side. Bert was born in Winnipeg to Theophile and Helen (nee Mikitowicz) Popel. He was the youngest of four sons. Dad loved sports and played many of them in his early years. His interest in sports continued as an “armchair athlete” as he grew older, watching games on TV whenever he could. He kept track of the stats, the players and knew a great deal about hockey, baseball and football. He and Mom even traveled to Minneapolis several times to take in ball games. Dad served as an aircraft mechanic during WWII which may have been where he developed an aptitude for doing his own repairs. Living through the Depression also helped him learn how to make things last. After the war, Dad met and married Olive Cormylo and together they raised three children, Terry, Pat and Peggy. They were fortunate to celebrate over 50 years of marriage. Dad had a long career with the Canadian Pacific Railway, retiring at the age of 65 as a Signal Supervisor. He was a conscientious worker and a dedicated employee. When he was on call, there were many times when problems in the signal department took him away from his young family. To Dad, it was just part of the job. Dad and Mom enjoyed traveling, especially to visit relatives in Vancouver, Edmonton, Kenora and New York. In their later years, they took a couple of winter vacations to Hawaii and enjoyed a few longer stays in Victoria in order to escape the harsh Winnipeg winters. Dad was first and foremost a family man. He was always available to help his children; he took interest in the pursuits of his grandchildren and he was also a very good caregiver to Mom as her health deteriorated. He could sew, mend, cook, do household repairs, plant flowers and help his kids with their homework, long before it was common for men to take on so many domestic roles. He was a great example to all of us. Dad also had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell stories about his upbringing. He always enjoyed a good joke. Dad and Mom were devout Catholics, attending St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in West Kildonan for many years when our family lived in Garden City. Dad was predeceased by Mom in January 1999 and by all three of his brothers and their spouses: Joseph (Fran), Walter (Anne) and Ed (Helen). When Dad was no longer able to live independently, he moved to River East Personal Care Home until his demise. Bert’s family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by the staff on Charity Road. Bert leaves to mourn his passing a son, Terry (Carol) of Winnipeg, daughter Pat Hayward (Tony) of Brandon, and daughter Peggy Murenko (Igor) of West St. Paul, grandchildren Natalie (Greg Champagne) of Ottawa, Tobin Hayward (Kaley) of Calgary, Deidre Hayward of Virden, and Chris and Andrew Murenko of West St. Paul; great-grandchildren Connor and Brendan Champagne and great-granddaughter, Emari Hayward. Bert is also survived by a sister-in-law, Pat Bohoslawec of Kenora, and many nieces and nephews. A private funeral service for Dad was held at Glen Eden Funeral Home, Winnipeg, on Friday, October 21, 2011, where Dad was interred alongside Mom.
Peace be with you, Dad.We’ll continue to love and cherish your memory.
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MOLLOY: George Patrick - Junior passed away peacefully on a sunny Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Port Alberni, BC at the age of 65. His best friend and loving wife, Debbie was at his side. Predeceased by parents George and Catherine; a sister in infancy, numerous aunts and uncles, nephew Gerry and niece Carol. George is survived by his wife Debbie, his sister and brother in Nova Scotia and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Junior made friends wherever he went. Be it during his UN tours of duty; postings throughout Canada and Germany, during his Canadian Armed Forces career, camping wherever he went in a Westphalia in Canada and the US, as well as in Port Alberni where he and Debbie have lived since his retirement from the Canadian Forces. Celebrations of life will be held in Port Alberni, BC and Nova Scotia at later dates. Cremation has taken place. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.ca In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to Ty Watson House Hospice Foundation, 2649 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1Z8 or West Coast General Hospital Foundation, 3949 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4S1. For those fortunate to have had a “Junior Experience”, he would be pleased if you would do any or all of the following: Say hello to a stranger and wish them a good day. Start a conversation with your neighbors.Wave to everyone driving by your home and smile!Chapel Of Memories Funeral Directors – (250) 723-3633.
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HAWKINS: Harold, 91 years, formally of Rounthwaite and Nesbitt districts. The surviving family members of Harold Hawkins sadly announce his passing on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Souris Health Centre. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery Souris, Manitoba on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow at St. Paul’s United Church Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Harold, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre Special Equipment Fund c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0M 2C0. Complete obituary to follow. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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GILL: Douglas Harland Gill passed away October 13, 2011 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home in Rivers. Doug was born December 2, 1929, second child, eldest son of Arthur and Bessie (Harland) Gill on the Gill farm in the RM of Blanshard, homesteaded by his grandfather in 1881. He attended a small one room schoolhouse, Medina, near the farm, and then finished high school in Cardale. He attended U of M and received a diploma in Agriculture. June 14, 1952, Doug married Eunice Joiner of Rossburn and they purchased the farm from his father. They had a grain and livestock operation which eventually involved a 2000 bird layer barn. The egg business was a vital link to the success of the farm and enabled the purchase of a good line of modern equipment. A fair amount of effort was put into making the farm more productive. Doug was a Smith Roles agent. When they purchased an adjoining 1/4 section of land, they acquired an old farmhouse. They decided to renovate the old house and had it moved to Rossman Lake to be used as a family cabin. The hours of work paid off as time at the lake, near the golf course, made for a lot of good times with family and friends in that area. Doug and Eunice had four children, Ken, twins Gaye and Grant and Norma. Inglewood Farm became a Century Farm in 1981 with Grant, the 4th generation Gill descendant on the farm. Doug enjoyed golfing, playing pool, barbershop singing and playing the baritone in the Rivers Brass Band. Doug was a member of the Lion’s Club in Rivers and Duncan, B.C. They went on bus tours to California, Florida and the Bahamas. Eunice died as a result of injuries from a gas explosion which occurred while they were completing their retirement home in 1981. He was a Councillor and Reeve for the RM of Blanshard and Mayor of Rivers. Doug also travelled to Washington DC, New Orleans, Texas and England. He married Edith Zienkiewicz in 1985 and retired to British Columbia. He returned to Rivers every summer to help out with the harvest but was easily persuaded to go golfing if the opportunity arose. Doug moved back to Rivers in 2004 and moved into one of the condos built by the Lion’s Club. He remained there until a time when he required further care and resided for a short time in the Birtle Health Centre before returning to the Riverdale Personal Care Home. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Bessie Gill, wife Eunice Gill, sister Ruth Gill, brother Murray Gill, nephew Ward Gill, brothers- in-law Marshall Dupuis, John Brownridge and Russell Millard, Bill Joiner, Sterling Veitch, Rowatt Veitch, Dave Cleland and sister-in-law Margaret Cleland. He is survived by his son Ken, daughter Gaye Loree (Darrell), son Grant (Terry) and daughter Norma. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Doug (Tracey), Lindsay and Stacy Loree, Nick Gill (Debra) and Wesley, Emily and Cory Gill. He is also survived by two great-granddaughters, Sienna and Jaslyn Cyca-Loree. Doug is survived by siblings Doreen Millard, Shirley Dupuis, Marjorie Brownridge and Stan Gill (Audrey) as well as Eunice’s brother Doug Joiner (Pauline) and sisters-in-law Olive Veitch and Lorna Veitch. The Ceremony to Celebrate Doug’s Life will be held at the Rivers United Church on Saturday, October 22, 2011 (today) at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Honorary pallbearers are Bob and Charlotte MacDonald, Bill Citulsky, Gerald and Nola Shier, Donna Bate and Doreen Bate. A private family interment will be held at the Pettapiece Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverdale Community Complex, Box 365, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BARROWS: In the wee hours of September 20, 2011 Gordon passed away with his wife and children at his side. Gordon was born May 9, 1949 to Roy and Eileen Barrows in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For whatever reason at the tender age of 9 months, he became a ward of his grandparents, Howard and Violet and came to live with them on the family farm. Lloyd and Earl, his uncles resided at the farm also. Gord attended school at Pierson, Manitoba. At the age of sixteen he quit school and tried his hand at various jobs. He attempted to go back to school at the age of eighteen but it wasn't for him. He met Kathy Goleski at a dance in Pierson, Manitoba, they fell in love and were married at Bossevain, Manitoba on June 24, 1967. Shortly after, Gord took a job in the oil at Oxbow, Saskatchewan. The oil took them on many adventures. The first, they spent three months in New Brunswick in 1968. December, 1968 their first daughter Angela was born. Then it was off to Fort St. John, B.C. where Tina was born. Drayton Valley, Alberta was their next stop where daughters Leslie and Jody were born. In 1974, Gord moved his growing family back to Pierson, Manitoba and their son Kirk was born at Melita, Manitoba in 1975. Gord took a job in 1977 at Bryd Siding buying grain for N. M. Paterson. These were the best years for Gordon. He spent countless hours at the rink with his children, watching them curl and play hockey. He also played hockey with the old timer's. The area was a great place to fish and hunt, which he enjoyed immensely. In 1994, Gord and Kathy moved back to the home farm at Pierson, Manitoba. Gordon continued to work on the oil, the last few winters he worked at Cold Lake, Alberta. In 2004 he spent time working in India, which he was so proud of. In 2006 he had a triple bypass and a year later his kidneys failed. He started dialysis in 2007 in Brandon. They moved to Brandon October, 2007 to continue his treatments. Although it took a lot out of him, he took in all the Wheat King games becoming a season ticketholder. This brought him great joy. The greatest joy for him was spending time with his children, going to movies, farmer's markets and shopping. He would say his greatest accomplishments were his children, which he was so proud of. February, 2011, Gordon was forced to go into Palliative Care. There he had many friends and they all helped each other to go through this journey. He loved the staff and we were so grateful that he was well looked after. Gordon was predeceased by his grandparents Howard and Violet Barrows,uncles Lloyd and Earl, father and mother-in-law Frank and Phyllis Goleski,three nephews, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Left to mourn are hiswife Kathy of 44 years, daughter Angela (Scott) Johnston, Evan and Kyle; daughter Tina (Gregg) Steele, Sarah and Jamie; daughter Leslie (Aubrey) Gibson, Kurtis and Jennifer; daughter Jody (Grant) Hume, Ashley, Gabriel, Brian and Graham; son Kirk (Melanie) Barrows, Trayson, Brett, and Breanne. Also Kathy's family Laverne, Victor (Lorna), Robert (Barb), John, Sharon (Earl), Gord (Bev), Barb (Robert), Mike (Deb), Debbie (Shaun), Danny (Teri). The Ceremony to Celebrate Gordon's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, September 24, 2011 with Mr. Joe Ball officiating. A special prayer was read by Rose Badham. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BARLETTA: Joseph Natale Barletta 1928 – 2011. Joseph Barletta of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Joseph was born on January 1, 1928 in Caraffe del Bianco, Italy, to his parents, Vincenzo Barletta and Aketa Alvaro. Raised in this small rural village, Joseph (Joe) was the eldest of their three sons; with two younger brothers, Carmello and Dominique. From an early age, Joe pursued a path that included a passion for education, and for a better life than was possible in his village. He completed his early education in Italy, before deciding like his brother Dominique before him, to leave Italy for Canada in 1954. Joe’s early years in Canada were difficult, coming to a new land without knowledge of the language, and few resources, save a determination to make a better life for himself and his future family. Joe came to settle in London, Ontario, where he became a Canadian Citizen in 1960. He completed his studies in London, including Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French and Latin, 1964, and Master of Arts in French, 1966, at the University of Western Ontario. He married Vivian Husband in London, in 1959. Joseph and Vivian had two children, Vonnie Barletta, born November 17, 1960 and Paul Barletta, born June 16, 1966. Joseph came to Brandon in 1969, to join the faculty at Brandon University, where he taught in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages until his retirement in 1989. While at Brandon University, he married Luba Davidsky in 1976. Together Joe and Luba had one son, Vincent Barletta, born June 20, 1978. Joseph was a popular professor with his students and was active in the life of the campus community throughout his career. Upon retirement, Joe continued to live a rich and fulfilling life. Joseph was a frequent traveller and spent many winters in Acapulco, Mexico, where he enjoyed the pleasures of sun and sea with family and friends. While his final years were troubled by an on-going battle with cancer, Joe continued to enjoy life with good spirit and vigour, until his final passing, surrounded by family and friends at Brandon Regional Health Centre on October 19, 2011. Joseph is survived by his loving children and their families: Vonnie and her partner Tony; Paul and his wife Charlene; and his son Vincent. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Greg, Sara, Kyle, Jeffrey and Brendan and great-grandson Darian. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2011 with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be sent to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ALLAN: Mildred C. Allan, beloved mother of Grant (Joanne) and Barry (Jill), grandmother of Shayne (Tina), Devin and Brett (Melanie) and great-grandma of Isaac, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. A private family graveside service will be held at the McCreary Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mildred may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7, Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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AIREY: The death of Gordon Gerald Airey of Brandon occurred at his residenceon Tuesday, October 18, 2011. A private graveside ceremony was held atRivers Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BOULANGER: Maurice, 78 years, beloved husband of Jeanne Boulanger, father of Lucie, Yvette, Dolores and Felix, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Maurice, donations may be made to The Grande Clairiere Cemetery Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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BERRY: Llewellyn Douglas (Doug), April 22, 1945-October 16, 2011. Doug Berry passed away at home suddenly, Sunday afternoon at the age of 66 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Dianne Laframboise, his sons Scott (Sara), Geoff (Courtney) and Chris Berry (Samantha), his granddaughters Ashlyn and Kaitlyn Berry, his mother Mary Berry-Hill, sister Joan Berry and brothers Holland, Donald, Bryon Berry and their spouses along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born and raised in Virden, MB, Doug spent his childhood years growing up in Cromer and Brandon, MB. He also attended and played football at the famous college of Notre Dame “Home of the Hounds” in Wilcox, SK and over these years made many strong friendships and memories. For over 40 years, Doug was dedicated to the Flooring Industry in many capacities. He initially worked in the wholesale industry with Bigelow and Hardings, and later moved to commercial floor covering with Rundle Floors. For the past 20 years has owned and managed a family business “Berry Flooring”. He truly loved this business, his customers, his staff and his many friends throughout the industry. Doug loved golfing, vacationing at his home in Arizona, his Westies and of course, his time with family and friends sharing laughter and groans at his never ending efforts and success at humour. A “Celebration of Life” will be held for Doug from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Delta Calgary South “Atrium Building”, 135 Southland Drive S.E., Calgary, AB. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or, in Doug’s honor, sign your organ donor card.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to doug@berryflooring.com
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