Classifieds / Obituaries
BUND: Cecil Edwin Bund. Cecil Bund was born in Manitoba on October 29 1937 and passed away peacefully, at home, on February 17, 2011, in Thrums, B.C. He was a graduate of Brandon University and worked for Hudsons Bay Mining and Smelting in northern Manitoba before taking up farming in Nesbitt, Manitoba. He and his first wife, Margaret, had two daughters, Kimberly Dawn and Carolin Fawn and one grandson, Tee Jay Boles. In 1983 he married Joni, bringing six children into the union: Doug, Val, Art, Victor, Roxy and Bob Werner and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 1985 Cec and Joni moved from Manitoba to Vancouver, B.C., then retired to the West Kootenay in 2006. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 222 West Richards Street, Nelson, B.C. in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity. www.habitatwk.ca On line condolences may be expressed www.thompsonfs.ca Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
ANDERSON: (Ab) Peter. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Ab Andersen, loving husband, father and grandfather at the age of 80 on February 19, 2011. He adored and was adored by his wife of 46 12 years, Elaine. Also left behind to celebrate his life are: his daughter Sandra (David) and grandchildren Zachary, Meagan and Dalen; and his son Glenn Boss (Shannon his Ray of Sunshine) and grandchildren Hannah and Ella. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Hansine, brothers John and Hans, and sisters Johanna McInnes, Kathleen Westwood and Olga Nichols, and survived by his brother Andy (Roya). Ab was born on March 9, 1930, in Moline, Manitoba. He retired from Fort Ignition in Brandon, Manitoba (formerly Sharps Auto Electric) after 17 years of dedicated service. He will be remembered for his quick dry sense of humour; for his deep blue eyes; his dependability; his hard work; and his manicured lawn and trees. Dad was a fiercely independent and proud man who worked so very hard and sacrificed so very much to support his family to ensure they had everything they ever wanted and more the mark of a great man, wonderful husband and best dad. His family was his hobby - whether it was chauffeuring his kids around to activities, doing our paper routes when we were too busy, taking us fishing, bowling, or inviting us to join him in his favourite sport golf. Dad and I (Glenn) must have played over 300 rounds of golf together over the years though neither of our scores seemed to be indicative of that. Sandra treasures the many memorable hours she spent with dad in his greenhouse and how it sparked her continued love of watching plants grow. He will be remembered by his grandchildren as a silly grandpa who made them laugh usually at his own expense, and who went to their karate tournaments, soccer games, water polo games, dance recitals, ringette games, graduations from high school, film school, and the military despite (as he says) being deaf as a post and blind as a bat. They have fond memories of the many sleepovers at grandma and grandpas house and how grandpa was able to pamper each in a way that made them feel extra special. He will be remembered by his wife as the love of her life, soul mate and partner in every sense of the word. He was so strong and he fought his horrible cancer with grace and dignity. We want to thank the doctors and nurses at Cancer Care Manitoba, the Palliative Care Program, and Riverview Health Centre for helping him keep his grace and dignity during his courageous battle. Additional thanks to Dayna student nurse at Riverview - for making him smile and nicknaming him the Silver Fox. Thanks to all our friends for your overwhelming support, with a special thank you to our dear friend Susan Cull, who truly went above and beyond to help us give dad the best care. Dad, you were right - you will be golfing again this summer! We miss you so much. A memorial reception to honor Abs life will be held at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home on Friday, February 25 from 2:00 4:30, with the eulogy being read at 3:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6 Thomson In the Park 925-1120Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
PASKEWITZ: Reynold John Paskewitz of Brandon passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 400 393 Portage Avenue, PO Box 767, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2L4. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MEADOWS: Edward Charles Meadows passed away on February 17, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 83 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements, (204) 867-3868.
KURMANN: Surrounded by family and friends, Karen Ruth Kurmann (Graham) passed away in Brandon after a valiant battle with cancer on Friday, February 18, 2011. Karen leaves behind her two young sons, Dylan and Cody. She is also survived by her parents, three brothers, one sister and many loving relatives and friends. A Celebration of Karen's Life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Karen to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Westman Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information with announcement of celebration time and place will follow.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STRANGE: Garry Strange, December 12, 1951 February 7, 2011. In the blink of an eye on an otherwise ordinary Monday afternoon, on a road just three-quarters of a mile from his rural Killarney home, Garry Archibald Strange was suddenly taken from his friends and family. Garry's passing in an automobile accident on February 7th has left those who loved him shocked, saddened, angered and confused. Yet they are also relieved that his two young sons, nine-year-old Timothy and six-year-old Thomas, suffered only minor physical injuries in the crash. They are also grateful for the loving support they have received and continue to receive from the community during this incredibly difficult time. Words cannot express the profound loss that Garry's family has suffered. His wife Edith, who would have celebrated 10 years of marriage to her best friend this year, suddenly finds herself as a widow and single parent. Timothy and Thomas, meanwhile, no longer wake up to a kind and patient father who would make them pancakes and cinammon toast for breakfast and still have time to play Wii before it was time for school. Garry's adult children from a previous marriage are also mourning the loss of their father. For his eldest son Chris and his wife Kelly, Garry's death also means the loss of a grandfather to their young son Dawson, who will turn three this year. And for his only daughter Leslie, Garry's passing has erased the one constant that had been there throughout her life, as her father was the person to whom she could always turn for advice, support and comfort. Garry will be deeply missed by his sister Colleen, who knew him longer than anyone else on this Earth. Garry's nephew Mike, his wife Kim and their children Peyton and Adam are also mourning the loss of this wonderful man, along with nephew Jason, his wife Carla and their children Nicholas, Noah and Sydney. Garry was predeceased by his parents Tom and Aileen, and uncles Les and George. Garry grew up in southwestern Manitoba where he learned to operate a grain farm and dairy farm. He also spent time as a welder before becoming an entrepreneur in his later years. He moved to Brandon in 1997, where he met Edith. The pair moved briefly to Alexander where they started their family, and then moved back to Killarney in 2008. Garry and Edith opened TimTom Asian Grocery in Brandon in December 2009, bringing a wide variety of food and other products from around the world to the Westman area. When he wasn't busy with his children, he loved to spend his time puttering in his shop and fixing things around the house. We will all miss his generosity and loving presence. A funeral for Garry was held on Feb. 12 in Killarney and a private family graveside service is planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support his two youngest children. A trust account for Timothy and Thomas has been set up at the Royal Bank; the account number is 02097-5029707. The family would again like to thank all the people, too numerous to name individually, who have offered their support in the wake of this tragedy. The cards of condolence, kind words, offers of help, gifts and prayers are greatly appreciated. The generosity and sympathy of the community bring us comfort as we struggle to adjust to our lives without Garry.
MACRAE: Marcy. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Aunt on Monday, January 24, 2011 at Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon at the age of 90 years. Marcy was predeceased by her parents John and Kathryn Macrae, her brother Donald Macrae, sister-in-law Evelyn Macrae and many friends. Left to cherish her memory are niece Karen (Macrae) Proctor, her husband Phil Proctor and the residents and staff of Valleyview. We'd like to thank the staff at Valleyview whose care and kindness made Marcy's many years there feel like home. There will be a joint memorial service at Valleyview Care Centre, 3015 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2K2 at 1:30 PM on Friday March 4, 2011. A private burial service will follow at a later date. If desired, donations may be made in Marcy's memory to the Valleyview Sunshine Fund, c/o Valleyview Care Centre.
"Always Remembered, Always Loved."Remembrances and condolences may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements are with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LOEWEN: Walter Jacob Loewen passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at the age of 86 years. Walter was born September 27, 1924 in Waterloo, Ontario. At the age of three, he moved to Moore Park, Manitoba. In the spring of 1940, they moved to the Justice area where he farmed with his dad. He attended Winkler Bible School for four years, graduating in 1950. Walter married Agnes Penner on June 19, 1954. Together they farmed on the oldhomestead of his parents, raising cattle, pigs, chickens, as well as growing grain. In 1966 the old farmhouse was sold, and he moved the family 1.5 miles NW to a new house and farm. Here they raised their family of three daughters and a son. Walter was very actively involved in the church, being pastor for fourteen years, Sunday school teacher, and choir director. He was an active member of the Gideons for many years. Walter loved to do mechanical work not only for himself, but for his brother Jake and any others who needed help. He could always be found in his shop fixing something. Great enjoyment was also found in singing and playing piano. Travelling also brought great joy to Walter, and he took his family on many wonderful vacations. In 1981, his life took a new direction - the purchase of the Evangel Book Store in Brandon, later moving to a larger store and renaming it the Lighthouse Bookstore. The farm was sold in 1992, and Brandon became their new home. Many years were spent enjoying city life, "semi retirement", and his grandchildren. We know he is now enjoying his new home in Heaven. Walter will always be remembered as a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather. Walter is survived by his loving wife Agnes of 56 years, daughters Marlene (Bill) Lecuyer, Laura (John) Downing, Judy (Brad) Dick, son Albert (Kim) Loewen, and grandchildren Christopher & Cherise Lecuyer;Cody and Brett Dick; Ryan, Brooke and Hailey Loewen. Also surviving are brother Jake (Marg) Loewen; sisters Erica (Jake) Harder; Martha (Ross) McMillan, Jessie (Dave) Penner. Walter was predeceased by sister Ruth Charbonneau and brother-in-law Charlie Charbonneau. The funeral service was held at the Justice M.B. Church, Justice, Manitoba on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gerry Harms officiated. Interment took place at Sparling Cemetery. Donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Gideons, P.O. Box 3619 Stn. Main, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRUBB: James Harry Grubb, beloved partner of Jocelyne, dear father and father figure to Sandi (Rob), Stacy (Alana), Darren (Tracey), Melissa (Jason), predeceased by Lois Grubb, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, surrounded by family and loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Celebration of Harrys Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western MB Cancer Care Project," 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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LECKIE:Marie Jeanne Leckie (nee Gratton) of Treherne, Manitoba passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Born Dec. 14, 1914 in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, Jeanne epitomized a life of dedication, service and joie de vivre, which will remain an example for us all. Growing up in Southern Manitoba after the Great War, Jeanne was one of seven who worked on the family farm and survived many Red River floods. She aspired to dedicate her life in service as a nun, but instead went into nursing. She spent many years working at the Misericordia Hospital on Sherbrook Street, where she especially loved being in the nursery with the children. Her experience and expertise as a hospital nurse later lead her to be the first Matron of the Tiger Hills Hospital in the late 1950s, where she would bring a new level of healthcare to a rural community. It was there that she met the love and partner of her life; Neil, who was foreman of the crew building the hospital, and they were married February 6, 1960. It was with Neil that Jeanne became mother to her daughters; Cecelia and Shirley. Her hospital management precision and attention to detail softened to motherly love and fondness for her new family and daughters, which further melted into teasing and spoiling for the 6 grandchildren and later four great-grandchildren she would receive. Grandma or "Grandmere" was known for always producing books, trinkets, sweets and other questionable artifacts whenever she was visited. Jeanne was also renowned for her attention to international affairs and national and international politics, reading the newspaper every day and discussing the merits and ethics of government decisions with conviction. She always remained true to her FrancoManitobain roots, taking pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren learning French and always voting Liberal in a constituency that solidly voted Conservative. However, it was her love of service and vocation that most stayed with her throughout her life, affirming in old age that - if she were to get a second chance on this earth - she would like to come back as a missionary; serving the poor and destitute of the developing world. Aside from these convictions, Jeanne/ Mum/ Grandma/ Grandmere was most loved for her life and spirit; always cracking the funniest joke, never passing up the chance for a party with her family, and always willing to draw attention to herself and her own sense of ridiculous.Left to mourn Jeannes passing are her daughters Cecelia (Dennis) Chimuk of Beausejour, Manitoba, and Shirley (Larry) Hammond of Brandon, Manitoba, grandchildren Brian (Elizabeth) Chimuk, Douglas (Jennifer) Chimuk, Shannon (Joe) Langan, Michael (Cheryl) Clark, Melissa (Chris) Allen and Sean Hammond and great-grandchildren Desmond and Kiera Langan and Colin and Emily Clark. Also left to mourn Jeannes passing are her sister-in-law, Margaret Leckie of Treherne, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews. Jeanne was pre-deceased by her husband Neil in 2005, her parents Ferdinand and Marie (nee Gagne), sisters Angeline and Hortense Gratton and Denise Girardin, and brothers Ferdinand, Hilare (Arcelie) and Noel.Liturgy of the word was held from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Treherne, Manitoba on February 11, 2011. Internment followed at the Bethel Cemetery with Sean Hammond acting as Urn Bearer. If friends so wish, donations may be made to Tiger Hills Health Centre or a charity of ones choice. Jeanne, your life was an example for us all. Please look down on us, from the heavens, and know that we loved our time with you as much as we loved who you were. We will all miss you dearly.For online condolences visit www.willmorchapel.com. Jamiesons - Budz Funeral Service of Holland in care of arrangements. 204-526-2380 or 204-827-2480.
KSIAZEK: Genowefa Genny Ksiazek of Brandon, beloved mother of (the late Amelia Scott) and Michael and Joseph Ksiazek, passed away at Fairview Home on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the age of 91 years. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or a charity or your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DESIATNYK: Mary Desiatnyk of Brandon passed away peacefully at the Babcock Nursing Home in Wardsville, ON, on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the age of 94 years. Mary leaves to mourn her passing daughters; Lil (Wayne) Kaplar and Rose Marie (Mark) Marino; granddaughter Shelley Kaplar (Dave Smith) and grandson Jeff Kaplar (Andrea Garcia) both of Austin, Texas and granddaughter Angela (Sean) Pardek and great granddaughter Taylynn. Prayers were held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery.
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DeGAGNE: Colleen Audrey DeGagne of Brandon, Manitoba passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on January 28, 2011, after losing a valiant and courageous battle to cancer. Passing away with enormous dignity, she was 48 years old. Colleen was born on February 17, 1962 in Kenora, ON, Colleen took full advantage of the natural beauty of the region, enjoying many outdoors activities with family and friends. As a youngster, Colleen loved camping, canoeing, swimming, softball, track and field, skating and most any other active endeavour. She had many fond memories of playing spook, and other outdoor games with her cousins and neighbours while living on 9th Street the mill hill. Colleen especially loved visiting with her grandparents, who lived directly across the street. She loved the aroma of her grandma`s house, particularly when the oven was in full swing! Colleen attended Pinecrest School for grades one to six, and Valleyview School for grades seven and eight before starting high school at Beaver Brae Secondary School. One of her favourite classes was typing in which she won an award. Colleen attained her Grade 8 Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), but chose not to pursue this pass-time, even though her teacher considered her to have a natural talent. During high school, Colleen had a number of part-time jobs; Al-Kay `s corner store, which was a half-block from home and the Loblaw`s grocery store. After graduating from Beaver Brae in 1981, Colleen enrolled at the St. Boniface General Hospital School of Nursing. Shortly after graduating in 1983, she started a part-time job at the St. Boniface that lasted for a period of one year. In the summer of 1980, on a whim and with the encouragement of a friend, Colleen decided to play on a ladies softball team in Kenora. She took a shine to the coach, also a Kenora resident, home for the summer from classes at Brandon University. Colleen, a radiant and beautiful bride, married the love of her life, Rick DeGagne, at the First Baptist Church on a hot summer day, July 28, 1984. In the late summer of 1984, she accepted a position in the Intensive Care Unit at the Brandon General Hospital. Colleen was a passionate, compassionate and dedicated nurse throughout her entire career. She loved her work in the ICU. Over the course of twenty-six years, Colleen treated all patients like she would want to be treated, earning the respect of the Brandon medical community, while she made many strong and lasting friendships. Colleen inherited a green thumb from her father, witnessed by the number of beautiful flowers that adorned the yard, as well as the numerous plants in her home. As well as being an active gardener, Colleen could be seen most days running her favourite eight-kilometre route in the streets of Brandon - even during her chemo sessions, and 30 below weather. Colleen was born to be the finest mother, and leaves behind four wonderful children - Matt, Brock, Danielle and Josie. She was their mom, best friend and biggest fan. At all of their activities or events, Colleen was there to support and encourage them. Armed with her camera, she never missed a chance to capture a precious moment for her family. Updating photo albums and scrapbooks consumed much of her leisure time over the past few years, but she was determined to preserve these memories for them. She vigorously nurtured their love of life, sport, friends and family. Colleen loved being active with her family; ball at JR Reid School, tennis, board games, cards, or simply going for a walk. Favourite camping destinations included Minneapolis and Milwaukee especially Yogi Bear Campground! Sunday evenings were family movie night unplug the phone and relax together. These are the things that meant the world to Colleen and made her the happiest. The surprise 25th wedding anniversary celebration held during the summer of 2009, planned by her children, was an absolute highlight for Colleen and the entire family, as they had a chance to visit so many good friends that they had not seen for quite some time. Colleen was the youngest of three children and is also survived by her parents; Bob and Bernice Baker of Kenora, ON; brother Robin (and friend Pauline Couture) of Ottawa, ON; sister Heather (Mark) LaBelle of Victoria, B.C. and nine nieces and nephews. An emotional service to honour Colleen`s life was held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Brandon. Special thanks to Reverend Dong-Ha Kim for presiding over the service, to Reverend Tom Oshiro for his words of comfort and wisdom, and to Mark for his inspirational talent in leading the show of love that we all have for Colleen. Thank you to the many family members and friends who travelled to Brandon to attend the service. Your cards of condolences and gifts are truly appreciated. The family would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the medical staffs at the BRHA`s Cancer Care, 300, 400 and ICU, as well as the Grace Hospital Cancer Care Unit. Colleen loved you all! Donations in Colleen`s memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 700 - 10665 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3S9 (www.cbcf.org/prairiesnwt). Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
"Rest well, Colleen as you suffer no more.You are so special to so many.Your unique blue eyes, your soft voiceand your contagious smile will be sorely missed.We love you dearly!"
CHAMBERS: Theresa (Tessie) Chambers (Munro) was born November 7, 1910 at her parents home in the Primrose District north west of Boissevain. She passed away on January 30, 2011 at Evergreen Personal Care Home in Boissevain. She was predeceased by siblings, Hector, Norman, Clifford, Marion Facey, Lillian Mennie, Sam, and Jean Adams and parents Neil and Mary Ann Munro, and son-in-law Calvin Latimer. She married Ralph Chambers in 1930. They farmed in the Richview district south west of Boissevain until 1946 when they moved to the Dunallen district north west of Boissevain, until they retired to Brandon in 1967. They farmed with horses until 1944 when a Farmall H was purchased. Electricity came to the district in 1950. The winter of 1953-54 they toured Ontario and the eastern and southern States in their 1950 Plymouth. She was involved with the Royal-Dunallen Good Neighbors Group, the Womens Institute, and later on the Photography Club in Brandon. She moved into Lions Manor in 1994 after Ralphs passing in 1991. While there she enjoyed bridge, 500, whist and at 85 years learned to play shuffleboard. She moved to Westview Lodge in Boissevain in December 2005 and then finally to Evergreen Place in July 2009. Theresa is survived by daughter Dorothy Latimer and her children Maxine (Paul) Clifton and Kevin (Colleen) and son Bert (Anne) Chambers and children Curtis (Angie), Jason (Beckie), Pamela (Rob Green), Teresa (Scott) Myers, and mother of children Mary Chambers, also sister-in-law Sadie Munro. Great grandchildren Megan (Larry) Willerton, Duane Latimer (Anna Workman), James (Lauree) Latimer. Tyson Chambers, Kerry and Dylan Myers. Jayden and Mason Green, Aelan Chambers. Great-great-grandchildren Ruby and Finn Willerton. Pallbearers were nephews Samford Munro, Murray Munro, Roy Adams, Larry Mennie, great-grandsons Duane and James Latimer. A celebration of life was held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, on February 4, 2011 with Lawrence McInnes officiating. Interment at the Boissevain Cemetery. If so desired, donations can be made to Evergreen Place, Box 899, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
CAMPBELL: It is with profound sadness that the family of Floyd Campbell announce his unexpected and sudden passing in his 83rd year, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on January 28th, 2011, with loved ones by his side. Floyd was born at Rapid City, Manitoba on July 1st, 1928, the second son of Roy and Florrie Campbell. He took his schooling at Rapid City and Roseneath, Manitoba and at Port Kells, B.C. After finishing his schooling in Rapid City, he worked as a mechanic with his father and in 1950 he left for Alberta spending a few years there in various areas as a heavy equipment operator. Floyd returned home to be married to the love of his life Joyce Nielsen on December 5th, 1953. In the spring of 1954 they moved to the farm of Floyd's Great Uncle Alex (Sandy) Greig in the Moline area. It was here they were blessed with four children - three daughters - Carol, twins Vicki and Trudy, and one son Corey, who have brought great love and joy to them and of whom Floyd was extremely proud of. On this farm they remained doing what they loved best until 1995 when they retired from active farming, but remained on the home site until September of 2004 when they moved into Monterey Estates in Brandon where they were residing at the time of his death. Floyd exemplified many qualities - kindness, gentleness, love of family, strong moral values, and knowing the importance of lending a helping hand wherever needed. His first thoughts were always for his family, offering love, support and guidance, and was always very proud of their many activities and achievements. Floyd loved farming with a passion and all it entailed, from the growing of various grains to his special herd of Charolais cattle, which brought great joy to him, and for a few years a hog operation. One of his greatest joys in retirement until the end was his many drives throughout Manitoba, across Saskatchewan and Alberta to look at all the crops and cattle operations, no matter what season it was. Floyd loved nature in all its glory. He was known to many to be a real early riser, and always said that this was the greatest time of day. The air was fresh, gentle breezes blowing, the birds singing, and in all these he felt the peace and quiet of the early morning. Floyd always took time for the things he loved, and had many hobbies. In his early years he spent many happy hours with his horses, breaking and training them and enjoyed many hours of riding them. He also played baseball, hockey as a goalie, and later coached Corey's hockey team for several years. After this he took up curling and attended many bonspiels with his wife, friends and family throughout the surrounding areas. After moving to Brandon he joined the Riverview Senior Curling Club and played twice a week up until last December. Another favorite pastime was camping across the country with family and over the years made many new friends.. Golfing was probably his favorite summer activity with friends and more importantly his family, especially the grandchildren, whom even in his last year were still trying to beat Grandpa, but rarely succeeded. He also golfed once a week with the Monterey Golf Members since moving to Brandon. Floyd loved to travel, with the highlight of his life being an extended trip to the British Isles and Continental Europe in 2002. He was always an avid reader, whether it be historicals, mysteries or westerns, and was considered to be a well read man. He had one addiction which was regular trips to Tim Hortons for a good cup of coffee. Floyd was predeceased by his parents, parents- in-law, sister- Doreen Adamson of Vernon, BC, and a sister in law, Edna Campbell of Dawson Creek, BC. He leaves many cherished memories with his wife and soul-mate Joyce of 57 years. Daughters Carol (John) Alain of Minden, Ontario, Vicki (Roy) Forsyth of Eddystone, Manitoba, Trudy (Roy) Campbell/Baxter of Spruce Grove, Alberta, and son Corey of Bon Accord, Alberta. He was a beloved Grandfather of D.J. (Tanya), Curtis (Amanda), Brad, Tamara (Richard), Kyle (Kristan), Jason, Amanda, Jesse, Matthew and Shae. Beloved Great-Grandfather of Braden, Mikayla, Damian, Ryland, Tristan, Holden, Kylynn and Hailey. He will also be deeply missed by his sister, Roya (Andy) Andersen of Brandon, Manitoba and brother Keith Campbell of Dawson Creek, B.C., also brother in law Stan Nielsen of Rivers, Manitoba, numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews with whom he kept in close touch with. The celebration of Floyd's life was held at Minnedosa Funeral Chapel with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Rapid City Cemetery. Donations if desired can be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, The Cancer Society or a charity of ones choice.
"Forever In Our Hearts"Minnedosa Funeral Services were in charge of arrangements.
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