Classifieds / Obituaries
PLANTE: Hazel Colleen Plante (nee Miller) beloved wife of the late Frederick Edward Plante, mother of Faye and Cheryl, passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Born on the family farm near Oakburn, MB the family moved to Vista Valley in the Rossburn District where Hazel received her education at the Birdtail Valley School. In December of 1944, she married Frederick Plante. Before moving to Brandon in 1958, Fred and Hazel lived in Saskatchewan and at Lynn Lake, Man. She was employed at both Eaton's and later at Woolco Department Store. She was very involved in the Brandon Horticultural Society and many ladies coffee groups. She was also involved in her church, Bethel Christian Assembly, for over 50 years. Hazel leaves to mourn her beloved daughters Faye Edmundson of Vancouver, B.C. and Cheryl (Mark) Cramer of Brandon, three grandchildren: Dwayne Rhoades of Vancouver; Janelle Stoehr of Vancouver; Graydon Cramer of Brandon, one great granddaughter Chelsea Stoehr. Also surviving are her siblings Bernard Miller of Brandon, MB, Marian Galvin of Ottawa, ON, and Gervin Miller of Vernon, BC and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Plante, parents Henry and Eva Miller; siblings Everett Miller, Dorothy Owens, Dolly Galvin, and Cordie Bateman. All are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A Reception for family and friends will be held immediately following the interment at Bethel Christian Assembly. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
REICHERT: The death of Alfred Reichert, age 93, beloved husband of Betty occurred on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Evergreen Place Personal Care Home, Boissevain, Manitoba. Memorial Service will take place at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Family Interment will take place at Killarney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alf's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9 or a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.com.Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
STEEN: Lois Geraldine Eaton Steen passed away Nov 9, 2012 at Birch Lodge, Hamiota with family by her side. Mum was born June 28, 1918 the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Doupe of Crandall where she received her schooling. On the farm she did her share of field work, stooking, stacking hay, pitching sheaves. Mum was fond of all sports, especially softball, played every position but loved and was an excellent pitcher. In 1941, mum married Ernest Rinaldo Steen and they farmed at Oak Lake until dad joined the forces in 1943. They had two children Marjorie (Mardie) and Mickey. Dad died at the age of 28, 1948 leaving mum to raise two small children. Mum worked in a café in Oak Lake for a time then returned to Crandall to be with family, working different jobs, then was lucky to get a housekeeping job for Dunc and Ken Smith. Mum was in the choir, worked with the messengers for 14 years, taught Sunday school, CGIT, attended W.M.S. and U.C.W. meetings. Mum and Ken moved into Hamiota in 1980 where she continued an active roll in church activities, but never forgetting her Crandall roots. Ken passed away in 1997. Mum missed her sister Marge Stevenson who passed away in 2005. Mum hardly missed an event involving her grandchildren, great grandchildren and any other grand children in the community, thus becoming Grandma Steen to many. When her health started to fail she moved to Lilac Residence enjoying her years there. When unable to help herself anymore mum made the decision to move into Birch Nursing Home. Mum lived a very active life until that time. Although mum had a lot of hardship in her 94 years, she met it with strong faith and great courage to make the best of each day. Mum was very proud of being a Mum, Grandma, Great Grandma, Great Great Grandma and Auntie.
We will miss her; and her saying You made my day!
STEWART (Morton): Jean Phyllis born April 20, 1921 to Harold and Harriet Morton of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away November 25,2012 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB. Jean grew up in Winnipeg and took her nurses training at the Winnipeg General Hospital. She married W.A. (Bill) Stewart of Oak River MB in 1947 and settled on the farm north of Cardale, MB. In 1985, Jean and Bill moved to Strathclair, MB where they enjoyed many great friendships . In 2007, Jean moved to Victoria Landing in Brandon, MB where again she settled in and made many new friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband Bill, son Bruce and brother Arthur Morton. She leaves to remember her with love her children Ann (Elmer) Koscielny, Alexandra (Rick Elder) Stewart, Ross (Pearl) Stewart, Jack (Helen) Stewart, her grandchildren, Jason (Karen) Koscielny, Trent (Karla) Koscielny, Chadwick (Michelle) Koscielny, William (Daniela) Stewart, John (Stephanie) Stewart, Alexander (Crystal) Stewart, Kate Stewart and Kim Stewart and 10 great grandchildren. A service to celebrate Jeans life will be held at the Strathclair United Church, Strathclair, MB on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place prior at the White Bank Lea Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jeans memory to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
YACYSHEN: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Cynthia "Cindy" Hope Yacyshen on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. Born May 13, 1968 in Brandon, Cindy attended school at Valleyview Elementary, Vincent Massey Jr. High School as well as Vincent Massey Sr. High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) from the University of Manitoba in 1991, and received a National Certificate in Fundraising Management. Cindy worked for the Manitoba Theater Centre as a Campaign Officer from 1992 - 1995, then at Brandon University as Sr. Development Officer (Institutional Advancement Department) from 1996 - 2009 before becoming a sponsorship coordinator for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba from 2011-2012 and was a member of the Board of Directors for theArt Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Cindy was passionate about wildlife and enjoyed horseback riding. Left to cherish Cindy's memory are her mother Helga Yacyshen; brother Wayne Yacyshen; nephew Brendan as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins and very good friend Holly McKee. She was predeceased by her father Zeno Yacyshen; twin brothers Todd and Trevor Yacyshen and her maternal and paternal grandparents. The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, November 23, 2012. Rev. Rick Wells officiated. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all of those people who have helped them through these difficult times. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Cindy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
SPRING: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at the age of 91 years, Evelyn Eileen Spring of Belmont, MB. Evelyn leaves to mourn her passing her nieces and nephews Sandra Budd of Belmont, Diane Harder of Winkler, Daryl Budd & Marilyn Budd of Belmont, Janice Actemichuk of Black Falls, Alberta, Candy Decevito of Birtle, Suzanne Helm of Sudbury, Ontario, Lynda Dapuk of Flin Flon as well as numerous great nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Bill & Helen Spring, sister Hazel (Royce) Budd and by brothers Ivan & Ross Spring. Cremation has taken place. A family graveside service will take place at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont, MB. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Evelyns memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Unit 3, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave. Brandon MB R7A 6N5.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ERICKSON: Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Erickson of Brandon, beloved mom of Earl and Don, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 80 years. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KOTASKA: Terry TK. On November 25, 2012, our wonderful brother and uncle, Terry Kotaska, passed away. The fourth child born to Jerry & Helen Kotaska, he arrived on April 11, 1961 which was a wonderful birthday present for his Dziadzu Pacyna. Sharing a birthday for them was something special. Terry attended both elementary and high school in Carberry. After graduation he ventured west and worked construction in Calgary, not knowing how those skills would come in handy! He moved back to Manitoba and attended Brandon University studying Psychology with the thought of entering Social Work. But Terry followed another calling music. Music was more than a passion for TK, it was part of who he was. When he played onstage it was like he was transported to another world. He toured western Canada for several years with bands and when the bands practiced in our Moms basement, they always drew an audience. TK loved having kids there to entertain he was a music God to many young adults in Carberry. Many of whom still consider him their major musical influence. As years passed his life took him in another direction: the art of taping, drywalling and painting. And it was that to him an art. A perfectionist in his craft that kept him high in demand for work. Other than music, his other major love in his life were his many nieces and nephews. Not only was he Uncle TK, but he was also Godfather to nieces Natalie, Mallory and Abigail, a role that he took very seriously and held dear to his heart. The ruff and gruff exterior always melted away around the kids and they never took that act seriously they saw the real Uncle TK they guy who had the biggest heart of us all. Upon birth, each niece or nephew was bestowed by Terry, a name which would / will follow them until the end of their days. The anticipation of the name was as much as waiting for each impending birth! He was never without treats, a head rub or a hug. He made each child feel special and loved. His family was very important to him. He would help with anything but never without a rant or a fuss but he was always the first to show up and when family members came to visit, he was always the first to welcome them home. He also had a soft spot for animals. If there was ever an animal in need, he would take them in to heal and love them. His love of animals recently earned him the nickname Terry Cataska. Terry was an amazing part of our family. We will miss his gift of song on our birthdays his own rendition of Happy Birthday played horribly on his guitar; his offthe-wall sense of humor, storytelling and delivery of jokes which no one will ever be able to match and he could make light of any situation and leave everyone in stitches. No one could enter a room like him, no one could make you laugh like him sometimes, when he joked, you didnt know if you wanted to slap him or hug him! And no one could make you feel more loved or more special. In the last few months of our mothers life, Terry moved back home and took attentive care of her. We know that Mom appreciated it as did we. Terry leaves to mourn his siblings Mark (Audrei), Jackie, Pat (Rick), Rick (Bonnie) and Toni (Guy), as well as his nieces and nephews Danette (Casey), Sarah (Darcy), Steven, Kelly (Joanna), Kevin (Meredith), Alysha, Noah, Devan and Natalie; great nieces and nephews Mallory, Ilyanna, Camryn, Tristan and Abigail.
Dear Brother and Uncle,The void that will be left in our family and our hearts is huge and unrepairable. Will you ever know how much you meant to all of us? You have been a constant in our lives, the one with the heart of gold and we thank you for every moment we had with you. We love you and we will miss you every day for the rest of our lives.
We love you TK.As tokens of sympathy, donations in memory of Terry may be made to: DArcys ARC Animal Shelter, 730-B Century St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0M1 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St E, Brandon, MB R7A 7A5. A celebration of TK's life and love of music will be held at Squeak's Restaurant (Fat Tony's) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm in Carberry, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
MOREAU: Germaine, 86 years old, beloved mother of Gordon, Carol, Doris and the late Cecile, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. A private family graveside service will be held at St. Jeans Cemetery, Grande Clairiere, MB at a later date. In memory of Germaine, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
PRESTON: It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Janice Marguerite Preston. Janice passed away the morning of Monday, November 26, 2012 at Valleyview Care Centre. Born November 14, 1951, Janice leaves behind her son Erl Preston (Kirby Sararas);daughter Marie (Ed Young, Colton); Brother-in-law Bruce Preston (Bev); sister-in-law Edna Davis (Larry); brother -in-law Ken Massina (Joan); niece Stacey Hutton (Chuck, Charleigh), niece Kerrie Gibbs (Al, Lyndsi, Abigaele, AJ and Cody), niece Tanya Tanchak (Allan, son Branden), niece Tracy Snyder (son Preston), niece Tanya Askew (Marshall, Taylor and Teyanna) and nephew Kurtiss Massina (Kerrie, Ryley, Keyen). A Come and Go Reception will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a time of reflection at 1:30 p.m. Janice was an amazing person that loved life and those around her. Mom will be missed by all of those that loved her.
Rest in peace Mom, you deserve the rest.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KOTASKA: Terry "TK". Unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at home in Carberry, TK passed away at the age of 51 years. TK will be sadly missed by his sisters, Jackie, Pat and Toni, his brothers Mark and Rick and their families. A celebration of TK's life and love of music will be held at Squeak's Restaurant (Fat Tony's) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm in Carberry, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow in Fridays paper. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
LUKIW: It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Harry Lukiw on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the age of 92 years. Harry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Shirley; sons Brian (Mary) and Keith (Linda); daughter Sharon (Dave); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Service to Celebrate Harrys Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Harry may be made to KidSport-Westman Region, Room 146, 340 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6C2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
MURRAY: Helen Mary Murray, beloved wife of the Late Jack Murray, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre Moosomin, Saskatchewan on Saturday; November 24, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. on Friday; November 30th with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Trinity United Church Remembrance Fund, Elkhorn Area Foundation or a charity of your choice in memory of Helen.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
DICKIE: Passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday November 23, 2012 at the age of 47 years, Darwin James Dickie, of Glenboro, MB. Darwin leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Wanda (nee Black), sons Dorian & Rhys, mother Wilma Dickie of Brandon, sister Darlene (Mike) Gagnon of Brandon, mother and father- in-law Margaret and Terry Black of Glenboro, sisters and brothers-in-law Twyla (Shawn) Kopytko of Neepawa and Natasha (Richard) Nicholson of Glenboro as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. Darwin was predeceased by his father Keith Dickie in 2011. A Celebration of Darwins life will be held on Friday November 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall with Pastor Harry Friesen officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. A Trust Fund has been established for Dorian Black and Rhys Dickie; donations can be made at the Royal Bank of Canada, Glenboro, MB or at any Royal Bank of Canada Branch; or memoriams may be made in Darwin's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204- 827-2480.
KOTASKA: Terry "TK". Unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at home in Carberry, TK passed away at the age of 51 years. TK will be sadly missed by his sisters, Jackie, Pat and Toni, his brothers Mark and Rick and their families. A celebration of TK's life and love of music will be held at Squeak's Restaurant (Fat Tony's) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm in Carberry, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
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