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WALLIS: Passed away peacefully at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday, February 3, 2012 with his family by his side; Roy Archibald Wallis, aged 80 years, of Glenboro, MB. Roy leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 56 years Lorna (nee Steele), children Wendy (Corey) Keith of Turner Valley, AB, Randy (Shelley) Wallis of Glenboro, Cindy (Brent) Pringle of Glenboro, six grandchildren Michael (Chris), Murray (Natalie), Kirby, Drake, Teagan & Gage, three great grandchildren Noah, Naomi & Abigail; brother Tim (Joyce) Wallis of Glenboro, sisters Eleanor (Jack) Hamilton of Glenboro, Sheila (Gordon) Sorensen of High River, AB, sister-in-law Alma Wallis of Wawanesa as well as numerous nieces, nephews & many friends. Roy was predeceased by his parents Luther (1974) & Sylvia (1980) & by a brother George Wallis (2008). Roy was born October 24th, 1931 at Glenboro, Manitoba and attended Glencoe & Glenboro Schools. After graduation Roy worked for Canada Packers as a bookkeeper in Glenboro, Dauphin and Fort Francis, ON, and returned to Glenboro in 1953 when invited by his father Luther to join him in the insurance agency - Wallis Agencies. Roy was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. He was active in his community serving on several committees including Chamber of Commerce, Curling Club, Golf Course and trustee of the School Board. Roy was one of the founders of the Glenboro Area Foundation and acted as Secretary/Treasurer from 1988 to 2007 and continued to be active as a member of the advisory board. Roy was humbled to receive an honorary lifetime membership to the Glenboro Golf Course in 2002 and the Glenboro Resident of Distinction in 2007. Roy was a man of integrity, dignity & passion; his many passions included his family first and foremost, the game of golf and his home across from the Glenboro Golf Course. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and taking care of his home and yard. Roy & Lorna loved to travel and enjoyed making new acquaintances. The insurance business brought many lifetime friendships, which he treasured. Even though his health had failed him, Roy maintained his wonderful sense of humor and quick wit for which he was so well known. The family gratefully acknowledges Drs. Swanepoel and White and the entire staff of the Glenboro Health Centre for your care, compassion and friendship over the past 14 months. A celebration of Roy’s life was held on Tuesday, February 7th at Willmor Chapel with Rev. Mike Williams officiating, his six grandchildren acted as pallbearers. Interment took place at the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Roy’s memory to his beloved charity – The Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147, Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0. - Have a great round, you deserve it – you will be with us always.
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STEVENSON: Rebecca Jane "Jean" Stevenson passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 after a brave battle with cancer with family by her side. Jean was born December 8, 1938 in Portadown, Northern Ireland to parents George and Ruby Marsden. Jean was a devoted wife and mother, caring sister, and wonderful friend who had an abundance of love for all children. Jean spent her life working in her home as a child care provider and then worked out of the home at Children's Den day care centre until her retirement. Jean touched the lives of many children she cared for, showering them with her love. She wasa great mentor and friend to those she worked with. She volunteered her time between Fairview Home and her tireless work as a member of the UCW (Central United Church). Jean is survived by her husband Harry, daughters; Connie (Tim) Rey, Kim (Kevin) Shamanski and grandchildren; Nathan and Carli Rey, Madison and Piper Shamanski whom she loved very much. Jean loved spending time at Clear Lake with Harry and her children, sharing meals and card games with family and friends. She is predeceased by her mother Ruby, father George and sister Marie. The ceremony to celebrate Jean's life was held at Central United Church, on Monday, February 13, 2012. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiated. Private Family Interment was held in the Brandon Cemetery. The urn bearer was Nathan Rey (grandson). The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. N. Butler and staff at CancerCare MB and Brandon Regional Health Centre. Donations made in memory of Jean to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence-Western MB Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 would be greatly appreciated.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MISANCHUK: Alexandra “Ella” Misanchuk (nee Lesiuk) February 26, 1925 – February 2, 2012. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of wife, mother and grandmother, Ella at Fairview. Ella was born in 1925 to Rose and Nicholas Lesiuk in the Ozerna area, as the youngest of five sisters and two brothers. The Lesiuk family moved to a farm in the Solsgirth area, which became the center of many family reunions through the years. At a community dance Ella met Edward and they married in 1949. They moved to Grandview, where Edward taught in a one-room schoolhouse at Spruce Bluff. The couple started a family with twin boys, Bruce and Bryan, followed by a baby girl, Gloria, about a year later. In the 1950’s they purchased a farm next to Edward’s parents in Sandy Lake. In 1957 the family welcomed a baby daughter, Cynthia. Ella kept busy caring for the family, gardening and looking after the farm animals. The farm was bordered by two lakes, where the family met campers that became lifelong friends, and where mom and children spent many fun afternoons on the sandy beach. The farm became a business which developed along the Sandy Lake lakeshore into a summer resort, Ed-Venture Bay Campgrounds. In the early 1960’s the Misanchuk family moved to Brandon, which became the family’s permanent residence. Sandy Lake remained the focus on weekends and during the summer holidays. In Brandon, Ella enjoyed working in the CSR (Brandon General Hospital) where she made friends, and with whom she shared many a laugh. Ella traveled later in life to: Gander, Montreal, Colorado, Hawaii and Europe, usually to visit children and grandchildren. Ella was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Rose Lesiuk, and her brothers and sisters, Jenny Clark, Leah Kohanik, Peter and Elmer Lesiuk, Sadie Kuriychuk and Mary Komhyr; and is survived by her husband Edward, and a sister, Olive Kohanik of Seattle; her children Bruce (Pamela) Misanchuk of Airdrie, AB, Bryan Misanchuk of Toronto, ON, Gloria (Francois) Carrard of Brandon, and Cynthia (Richard Hodgson) Misanchuk of Airdrie, AB; and six beloved grandchildren, Michael and Jonathan Misanchuk, Kara and Sigourney Burrell, Alexandra and Harrison Misanchuk Hodgson and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation may consider the Parkinson Society of Manitoba.
God looked around his garden and found an empty space, He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest,God's garden must be beautiful He only takes the best.He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain,He knew the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to gain.So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered "Peace be Thine",It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone,For part of us went with you the day God called you home.Anonymous
Prayers were said on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Brandon, MB. Funeral Service took place on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy, Lake, MB with interment following in the Parish Cemetery in Sandy Lake. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake in care of arrangements.
KING: Carol Ann King passed away early Thursday morning February 2, 2012 after a long battle with diabetes in Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. She leaves behind her husband Hugh; son Mike, grandson Evan; son Ian (Jesslyn) and daughter Allison. She also leaves behind her sister Lorna Lang; brother Don (Joan) Gates, sister-in-law Colleen Gates; nieces and nephews Paul, Scott, Aaron, David, Russel, Eric, Brenda, Sandy and Melissa in addition to a very close-knit family as well as thousands of people she touched throughout the course of her forty two year career as an RPN. Carol was predeceased by her parents Alex and Doris Gates; brothers Jim (Peg) and Rick Gates also her nephew Danny Lang. She was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on October 26, 1945 and graduated from Carberry High School, proceeding directly to the Brandon Mental Health Centre where she became a registered psychiatric nurse. Upon completion of her degree, she travelled to Alberta and worked in the Foothills Hospital. Accepting what we can only assume was a lucrative deal; she agreed to move to Thompson, where she met her husband Hugh. They were married in Brandon on May 9, 1970, where she was then working at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. Carol had a love for baseball and she started playing for a women's fastball team with her sister Lorna when she was in her mid twenties. She played throughout her life playing for a number of teams. Her brothers and sisters started a family team in 1982 and were part of the mixed softball league of Brandon from where she retired her baseball career in 1996. She was an avid golfer as well and this is where you would find her during the day. Throughout her life Carol was the glue that held our family together, trusted and respected by all. She was a problem solver and was always looked to for guidance. Upon her retirement she was awarded a plaque from her co-workers that said "Carol, the one with the most common sense answer." Whether it was singing a Christmas carol or filing an income tax return, Carol was the one who was needed. A true matriarch, who is irreplaceable and will be missed by all. Family and friends shared their memories at a come and go memorial reception held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, February 17, 2012. If friends so desire donations in memory of Carol may be made to the ALS Society or Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JUDD: The death of Robert Lyle Judd of Brandon occurred on Monday, February 13, 2012 at Hillcrest Place with his family by his side. Lyle was born September 13, 1934 in Whitewood, Saskatchewan and raised in Broadview, Saskatchewan with his two sisters Jean and Dorothy. In 1942, Lyle and his family moved to Brandon. After completing high school Lyle furthered his education and became a licensed Electrician in 1954. Lyle was married in November of 1956 to Verna Christie. Together they had four children; Chuck, Brian, Greg and Lori. He worked as a call boy for CP Rail then apprenticed at G.T. Smith and Sons, opening his own business in 1965 with business partner Grant Jamieson. Lyle continued to run Jamieson & Judd Electrical until his retirement in 1991. Lyle kept very busy raising his children and running the business. When not working, Lyle loved to spend time at the family cabin in Sandy Lake. During the summer months Lyle would be found walking, golfing, water skiing, and coaching baseball. Lyle spent many summers at the motocross racetrack circuit. During the winter months Lyle often traveled south for winter vacations, but also enjoyed snowmobiling, watching curling and had travelled to the Brier's in addition to coaching hockey. Lyle was a very talented hockey player and in the early 1950's played for the Brandon Wheat Kings. Lyle was also involved with the Brandon Minor Hockey Association, Brandon Minor Baseball Association and was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks. He made Hillcrest his home on October 29, 2003. Here Lyle enjoyed spending most of his time walking around having short visits with staff and other residents. He was always willing to help fellow residents to and from programs and meals and let staff know when other residents need help. Lyle also enjoys musical entertainment and outings. Left to cherish Lyle's memory are his children Chuck (Judy), Brian (Leanne), Greg (Christine) and Lori Grebinski (Allen); grandchildren Lindsay (Darcy), Kerri, Alecia (Mike), Britney (Kyle), Tyler, Kody, Stephanie, Dustin and Dawson; great-grandchildren Jadyne, Jayce and Quin. He will also be remembered by his sisters Jean Johnson and Dorothy Cullen and their families as well as numerous nieces and nephews and Verna, the mother of their children. He was predeceased by his father Robert in 1973 and his mother Myrtle in 1998. The Ceremony to Celebrate Lyle's Life was held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Joe Ball officiated. All in attendance were considered honourary pallbearers. Interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Lyle may be made to The Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6 or Hillcrest Place, Palliative Care Room, 930 26th Street, Brandon, MB R7B 2B8.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HOLT: Thomas “Tom” Arthur Holt of Brandon, beloved husband of Muriel Holt, passed away peacefully at Valleyview Care Centre on February 13, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GREENLAY: Olabel Greenlay of Melita, Manitoba formerly of Pipestone, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late David Greenlay, passed away at Melita Health Centre Wednesday; February 15, 2012 in her 88th year. Funeral service will be held from Pipestone Community Hall, Pipestone Tuesday; February 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Pipestone Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Monday; February 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. or at the Hall one prior to the service. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba in memory of Olabel.
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GASH: Gary William Gash, loved brother of Janet Lettley, Audrey McPherson and Dwight Gash, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 14, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Minnedosa United Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will follow at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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EDGAR: The death of Margaret S. Edgar, widow of the late John Edgar and dear mother to Michael and Susan occurred suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. The Ceremony to Celebrate Margaret's Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Dr. Dong Ha Kim willofficiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Margaret to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DE KEZEL: Emile Maurice De Kezel of Baldur, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Glenboro Health Centre in Glenboro, Manitoba at the age of 80 years.Left to mourn Emile’s passing are his beloved wife Nita (nee Deslyper) of Baldur, MB, Daughter Kathy (Dennis) De Smet of Baldur, MB, nephew Rick (Donna) Mallach of Edmonton, AB, grandchildren Holly De Smet (Ryan Borton), Kaylee De Smet (Bryce Mowatt) and Karla, Noble and Lorelle Mallach. Also left to mourn Emile’s passing are brothers Frank (Janet), Leo (Myrna), Gerry, Norbert (Brenda), and Ronnie, sisters Gerarda (Andy) Andries, Madeline (Alfred) Rowley, Lorette Lussier, Angela (Leon) Martens and Elaine (Armand) Leverault, and sister-in-law Patsy De Kezel, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Emile was predeceased by his parents Jules & Cornelia (nee Grift) De Kezel, sisters Gertrude Roels and Marie Cousins, and brother Tony De Kezel. Prayers will be said on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in St. James Catholic Church, Baldur, MB. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. James Catholic Church, Baldur, MB at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Father Phillip Malayil celebrant. Interment will follow in the Baldur Cemetery. Memoriams may be made in Emile’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association Westman Region, 727 10th St Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G7 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
CARLISLE: Olive Carlisle passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Souris Personal Care Home. Olive would have celebrated her 100th birthday in March. She was born in Paw Paw Illinois, on March 20, to the late James I. and Ada Moffatt. Olive married Earl Charles in 1936 and had 3 sons, Ivan, John and Mickey. Olive was a very hard worker in the farm. She raised chickens, milked cows, had a big garden and baked many endless hours. She was famous for her buns and pails of cookies. Olive and Earl showed their Hackney horses, Sailor and Monoplane, at many fairs. Olive was a Life Time Member of the Carroll UCW and church. She loved music and played the organ. Olive was predeceased by son Ivan in 1981, husband Earl in 1987, daughter-in-law Rose Carlisle and sisters Sara Andrew, Alva Graham and brothers Hope, Rob and Jimmy Moffatt. Olive is survived by son John and wife Debbie, son Mickey and wife Teenie, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are hae sister Ada Gray of Boissevain, brother Lloyd Moffatt of Welland Ontario, sisters in law Gladys Moffatt and Cora Moffatt and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at Carroll Cemetery on Saturday, February 11th with Rev. Wendy Rankin officiating. Active pallbearers were grandchildren, Kendall Carlisle, Corey Carlisle, Darrel Carlisle, Darcy Carlisle, Brady Carlisle and Cora Lee Rice. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements were by Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, Manitoba.
ARNDT: Lorraine Louise (Edel) Arndt passed away suddenly at Virden in the early morning of January 26, 2012. Lorraine was born on May 23, 1941, the first of five children of Harold & Leah (Bauer) Edel. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church (Shevlin, MB.) on June 22, 1941. For the first few years of her life she resided on a farm with her parents in the Cromarty District west of Roblin and then moved to the Riverbend District southeast of Roblin. Lorraine received her elementary education at the Roblin Consolidated School and graduated from Goose Lake Collegiate in 1959. In January of 1961, Lorraine enrolled in the St. Boniface School of Nursing from where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1964. On December 29, 1962 she married her high school sweetheart, Ed Arndt, son of Adolf and Phyllis Arndt of the Shevlin/Bield District. Ed & Lorraine’s first home was the Mountain Gap Teacherage near Grandview where Ed was teaching at the time. While here, their first son, Vincent was born. In 1963 Lorraine and Ed moved to Brunkild, Manitoba where Ed was the school principal. During their stay in this community Lorraine completed her nurse’s training and began her working career at the Carman Hospital. In 1965 Lorraine and Ed made another move, this time to the northern isolated First Nation Community of Split Lake where Lorraine continued her nursing career as a Public Health Nurse serving the communities of Split Lake, York Landing and Shamattawa. In 1966 Lorraine continued with her duties as Public Health Nurse at the First Nations Communities of Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, Fairford and Dauphin River (Anama Bay). While at Lake St. Martin, Lorraine gave birth to her second son, Kevin in 1967, “A personal Centennial Project”!In August of 1968, Lorraine and Ed moved to Virden where Ed changed careers from teaching to becoming involved in the insurance industry. Lorraine began employment at the Virden District Hospital as a general duty nurse in 1968 until she retired at the end of 2002. In 1969, Lorraine experienced the loss of her son, Vincent, in a tragic drowning accident. While in Virden, Lorraine took some time off from her nursing duties for the birth of Kimberley in 1971 and Jason in 1974. Lorraine’s life was one of dedicated service to others in both her chosen profession of nursing and in her many volunteer activities in the communities in which she lived including, for example, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church-Roblin where she was one of the first of two young people to be confirmed in this newly formed congregation, Unity Lutheran Church- Virden, (founding member, organist, Sunday School Superintendent and president of the congregation), Association for Community Living (Virden Branch) (Co-chair of the Board of Directors), Virden & Area Palliative Care, Virden & District Hospital Auxiliary, Virden & Area Memory Tree Association (founding member and current secretary), Executive Member-Arthur-Virden Constituency NDP Association, member of the Scarth Community Club, served as a leader of Brownie/Girl Guides and was actively involved in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Virden. Lorraine is survived by her husband, Ed, her children Kevin (Debbie), Kimberley (Dan & stepson Brendan), Jason (Rebecca), brother David (Debbie), sister Brenda (Wayne Yakimishyn), sister-in-law Marlene Edel, step sister Diane (Bill) Heather, sisters-in- law, Gladys Allen, Esther (Mel) Magnusson, Doris (Lawrence) Koban, brothers-in-law, Norman (Florence) Arndt & Roger (Rose) Arndt, a large extended family and a host of friends in the communities in which she lived. Lorraine was pre-deceased by her son Vincent, her parents Harold & Leah (Lily) Edel, her step mother Cheryl Edel, her parents-in-law, Adolf & Phyllis Arndt, and brothers, Harvey & Larry, sister-in-law Frieda Fenske and brothers- in-law, John Allen and Gilbert Fenske. A Visitation and Prayer Service was held at the Carscadden Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Don Bernhardt on Monday evening, January 30, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Lorraine’s funeral service, also conducted by Don Bernhardt, was held on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the new Virden & Area Recreation Complex (the first funeral to be held from this venue). The organist was Jacquie Mooney, a neigbour of Ed & Lorraine Arndt. A ecumenical choir consisting of members of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, St.Paul’s United Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Village Choir & Friends lead the singing of hymns chosen by Lorraine and her family. Ushers were Jean Sanderson, June Reimer, Keith Wadham and Al Elliott. The readers of scripture and a poem were Lorraine’s sister, Brenda Yakimishyn, and Sharon (Clarke) Matte, Lorraine’s St. Boniface School of Nursing roommate. A touching eulogy sprinkled with humour was delivered by Lorraine’s sisters-in-law Rose Arndt and Doris (Arndt) Koban. Lorraine’s former nursing colleagues formed an Honour Guard as Lorraine’s coffin was taken to the hearse. Pallbearers were Lorraine’s sons, Kevin Arndt & Jason Arndt, nephews, Lavern Fenske, Calvin Laninga, Chris Edel & Cameron Edel. Lunch following the funeral service was catered by Thelma Quinn of Virden. The Interment Service for Lorraine followed at 4:00 p.m. at the Roblin & District Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Don Bernhardt with participation by the Reverend Robert Hasselstrom of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Roblin. A lunch at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church served by St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Ladies brought the proceedings to a close. Memorial Gifts to honour the life of Lorraine Arndt may be given to St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall Building Fund or Virden Palliative Care. (In Roblin-St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church or the Roblin & Area District Cemetery Fund).“I will pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”...Stephen GrelletG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements….assisted by Nairn –Chyz Funeral Home (Roblin).
RUSSELL: Ronald James, 69 years, beloved wife of Jan Russell, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday February 16, 2012. Funeral service will be held later in the Spring, notifications will be printed at that time. In Memory of Ron, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
METCALFE: Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, Dorothy (Dodie) Ina Metcalfe (née Seafoot) passed away on February 15, 2012. Dodie was born in Bunclody, Manitoba on June 24, 1928 to Gertie and Fred Seafoot. She grew up on the family farm south of Brandon with her four brothers and older sister. She attended Normal School in Winnipeg, where she received her teaching certification. In 1949, she married the love of her life, David Richard (Dick) Metcalfe, and they remained married for 54 years. While living in Brandon, Dodie and Dick made many dear friends who remain in contact to this day. In 1966, they and their daughter, Jeanne, and son, Chris, moved from Brandon to Winnipeg, where they settled in Fort Richmond. Dodie was a kindergarten teacher for many years at St. Avila and Dalhousie Elementary Schools. Following their retirement, Dodie and Dick kept active by travelling the world, working on their splendid lawn and gardens and participating in the life of the Fort Garry United Church. Following her beloved Dick’s death in 2005, Dodie remained active with the church, was a regular attendee at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Winnipeg Symphony and the Canadian Club, volunteered at Dalnavert Museum and was a gracious host for her many friends. Last summer she continued to work on her garden; a source of great pride and solace. This fall as her health failed, she watched from the sunroom as the birds and “li’l red” the squirrel feasted from the bird feeder. Dodie is survived by her son and daughter, her daughter-in-law Tracy, her grandchildren, Kirsten, Quang and Quyen and her three grandchildren, Emily, Kate and Ryan, as well as her younger brother, Garth Seafoot. The family sincerely appreciates the respectful and professional care that she received from the staff at the Riverview palliative care unit. Following Dodie’s wishes, cremation has already taken place and interment will take place at a later date in a private family ceremony. The funeral service will be held at Fort Garry United Church (800 Point Road, Winnipeg) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. Together, we will celebrate Dodie’s life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, mentor and friend. There will be a reception at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Fort Garry Building Fund.
GASH: Gary William Gash, loved brother of Janet Lettley, Audrey McPherson and Dwight Gash, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 14, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Minnedosa United Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will follow at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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