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KIRK: Gerald Edwin Kirk; beloved husband of Diane; father of Deanna; grandfather of Chelcie, Katherine, Keshia, and Tristan; brother of Shirley (Dwayne) Sheane; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 67 years of age. A reception for friends and family will be held at Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB, on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm. A private graveside will take place at the Hamiota Cemetery at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Geralds memory to MS Society of Canada, 457 9th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CLEMAS: Arthur Thomas, 67 years, beloved husband of Carol Clemas, father of Amber Clemas and Tara Morrison, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Pauls United Church on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment at a later date. In memory of Art, donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation - 2446 Bank Street Suite 656 Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1A8 or to the Souris & District Mens Club Box 891 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
BLACK: John Errol Black passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the age of 73 years. A memorial service will be held at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205-20th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at exactly 1:47 p.m. A private family urn placement will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. Donations in memory of Errol may be made to the A.L.S. Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GREENAWAY: Phyllis Margaret Greenaway (nee Price); formerly of Cardale, MB; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, November 2, 2012 in her 90th year. Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her son David (Pat); daughter Diane (Vaughn) Madden; grandchildren Craige (Monica) Madden, Kent (Dawn) Madden, Michelle (Keith) Marshall, Breigh (Marc) OHara, Stacey (Destin) Hunt, Chris Greenaway; great grandchildren Josh, Scott, Kaitlyn, Kirsten, Brenna, Kelsey, Emmalee, Alisha, Hayden, Maddox and Addison. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Maurice; parents Dave and Teenie Price; and parents -in-law Lloyd and Dordelia Greenaway. A private family service will be held at a later date with interment taking place in the Marney Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Phylliss memory to Birch Lodge PCH, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to the Cardale United Church, Cardale, MB, R0K 0J0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
LAFLEUR:Elizabeth Ellen (nee Johnson), August 1, 1924 - October 15, 2012. Elizabeth (Betty) Lafleur of Airdrie, AB, passed away on October 15, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Betty was born in Cambuslang, Scotland, though spent most of her younger life in Edinburgh. In 1949, she immigrated to Canada, settling in Kitchener, Ontario where she met Joseph Marcel Lafleur. They fell in love and were married in 1952. Throughout Josephs military career the family moved often, residing in Picton, ON, Kingston, ON, Montreal, QC and Huntsville, Alabama before settling down in Shilo, Manitoba. During their travels, the family grew with the addition of five children (Thomas, Peter, Andreé, James and Michael). Betty had a love for horse riding and figure skating, teaching both at various times in her life. She also dedicated many years to the Cub Scouts as a leader in Shilo. After the death of Joseph in 1974, the focus of her dedication turned to her family. As most of the children slowly migrated west, Betty soon followed to be near her family, landing in Didsbury, Alberta. Her final stop was under the care of her son, James, in Airdrie, Alberta. Those who knew her will forever remember her as a wonderful friend, loving wife and caring mother. Mum, you taught us well and will always be in our hearts. May you once again find peace by Dads side. Betty is survived by her five children (their spouses and grand children): sons Thomas Joseph Lafleur (Steven and Nikki) of Airdrie, AB; Peter Marcel Lafleur (Laurie, Mackenzie and Addison) of Peterborough, ON; daughter Andreé Elizabeth Hammond (Gary, Erin and Morgan) of Calgary, AB; and sons James Paul Lafleur and Michael Edward Lafleur of Airdrie, AB. Betty was predeceased in 1974 by her loving husband Joseph Marcel Lafleur. Private family services were already held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.In living memory of Betty Lafleur, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane, Airdrie by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB. Telephone: (403) 948-1100. You may wish to email your family and friends to let them know that the above obituary may be viewed online www.mcinnisandholloway.com
SERLE: Mrs. Coralie A. C. (née McClay). With bittersweet sadness, the family of Coralie Serle wishes to announce that Coralie has joined her soul mate, and went home to God on Thursday the 26th of July 2012 with her family by her side. Mom was born in Middlesex, England, on the 21st of August 1934 to Carmen and Glynnly McClay. She was raised there until her fathers untimely death in WWII. When Carmen was remarried to John Card, she and Coralie made the move across the pond, to Neepawa, Manitoba. Upon her completion of Grade 11 in Neepawa, Mom moved to Winnipeg where she worked for the Provincial Government. While on a family trip to Delta Beach with Moms friend, Phyllis Serle, a relationship blossomed with David, Phyllis brother, and their love grew. On the 13th of July 1957, she married the love of her life and soul mate, Dave. She embraced the role of army wife and accepted the several moves to England, Wales, Ontario and Alberta. Within these moves she and Dad welcomed three daughters, Teresa (David) Mullin of Brandon, MB, Kathryn Serle (Brad Hadden) of Edmonton, AB, and Ivale (Jeff) Crooks, also of Brandon. Mom took care of her girls with much love and pride. Whether it was with the tasty treats in our lunches, delicious home cooked meals, or the countless skating dresses, or bridal ensembles and cakes. While Dad was on military exercises, she learned that if something broke, you fixed it, only steering away from the car. The summer of 1975 found Mom and Dad moving to Brandon where they settled and continued to raise their girls. Here, she worked the front desk at Kmart, and did alterations for customers. She also spent countless hours at the skating rink, as well as organizing the Baptism Preparation classes for St. Augustines church. Mom and Dads Catholic faith was very important to both of them and through the church they met and cherished many dear friends. At the age of 50, Mom was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The disease rapidly affected her, and she endured countless surgeries to try to combat the pain that was taking away the independence to which she had grown accustom. Unable to do much of what she used to, Mom took on a new hobby, technology. She intricately set up several VCRs to tape her much-loved Soap Operas. In later years, she worked on her laptop, learned to text, and played on her ipad. Never was she afraid to learn something new, especially if it meant she could keep up with her girls, and her grandchildren of whom she adored and was so very proud. She will be missed dearly by Celeste Mullin (Mark Stewart), Daniel Serle (Gabrielle Mahe), Angela (Chance) Jackson, Tamara Mullin (Quinn Materna), Shay-Leigh (Roger) Perreault, Kaitlyn and Erik Crooks, as well as five great-grandchildren. Moms memory will also be cherished by her brother Douglas (June) Card, her sister Roberta Card-Murdock (Michael), and sister-in-law Phyllis (Douglas) Flint, cousin Lynn Tate of England, numerous nieces and nephews and dear friend, Elenor Hood of Winnipeg. We are so very thankful for the care and love she received, while at Victoria Landing, Dinsdale PCH, as well as the numerous stays at the Brandon Regional Health Centre (floors 200 & 400) as well as 200 and the Palliative Care unit in the Assiniboine Centre. We would also like to thank Father Kevin Smith, Father Dominic Yuen, Deacon John and Carol McKenzie for their spiritual care, not only in her last days with us, but in the last few years as she lived without Dad. Your words and visits meant so much to her. A Celebration of Moms life was held on Wednesday the 1st of August at St. Augustines Church in Brandon, with Father Kevin officiating and Father Dominic and Deacon John co-officiating. Pallbearers were her grandsons Daniel Serle and Erik Crooks, as well as Mark Stewart, Wayne Mennie, David Newton, and Chet Hetherington. The eulogy was given by her daughter, Ivale Crooks. Mom and Dad were interred Together Forever, the following day at the beautiful Neepawa Cemetery. Mom touched many lives, far more than we imagined, as has been shown with the numerous cards, flowers, and food we received in her passing. There are not enough words to express our heartfelt Thank you for the love and support that has been given to all of us. The Brandon Humane Society is a charity that Mom often supported. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please do so, or to a charity of your choice.
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ROBINSON: Lewis Gordon Robinson, passed away on October 24, 2012 at the age of 96. Hartney Community Health Centre was his home for the last nine years, and it was there that he peacefully left this life with family and caregivers at his side. Gordon was born on the home farm on June 9, 1916 to Hillyard and Maggie Robinson. Gordon's grandparents, Cuthbert and Eliza Robinson and Robert and Maria Turnbull were homesteaders in the Whitewater District south of Hartney. Gordon and his siblings attended Whitewater School and went on to complete Grade 11 in Hartney. In the winter months, the Robinson children stayed with their grandparents in town to attend high school. Gordon chose to farm with his family, where he continued his learning. He learned from his family and his neighbors, from reading and experience, and often he said he learned from his mistakes! He would often recall stories of a happy childhood spent hunting rabbits, enjoying the horses, skating and jam pail curling on ponds and the Souris River, spending memorable times at family gatherings with the Robinson, Turnbull and Lamont families. In December of 1945, Gordon married Beryle Larson, the daughter of Gilbert and Coral Larson of Westhope, North Dakota. He and Beryle made their home and raised their two children on the same farm where he had grown up. Gordon loved his family, his faith, his farm and his community. His life on the farm spanned many changes in agriculture. As a child and young adult they farmed with horses, and in 1936 horses led to steam power, then to gas and diesel power. Gordon was a good caregiver of his equipment, his herd of cattle and enjoyed nothing more than putting up hay in the hay meadow while watching the cows and calves graze on the hills. Having family at the farm was a great way to spend a day. Gordon taught his children and grandchildren about the soil, the plants and animals, safety, and the joys of planting and harvest. He has passed the love of the farming on to his children and grandchildren. Community and people were important to Gordon. He said he always had good neighbors. Serving as a trustee for many years for the Whitewater and Hartney Schools, being on the Hartney Hospital board, and canvassing the neighborhood for the Canadian Red Cross were jobs he enjoyed. Gordon took good care of his wife and his family, and would always help anyone in need. He loved to visit and loved a good laugh! Gordon enjoyed a long and healthy life, enabling him to farm until he was 87 years of age. In the fall of 2002, some health issues arose. After some time spent in hospital, and living with family, he joined Beryle in the Hartney Community Health Centre where he was very much "at home" as she had been there since 1996. He was always eager to come out for supper or to spend some time at the farm, but he also loved doing all the activities at the nursing home and made the very best out of his years in town. Gordon is survived by his son Don (Kathy) Robinson of Winnipeg and daughter Lori (Jim) Denbow of Souris; six grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Robinson and great grandson Eric of Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, David (Shauna) Robinson of Winnipeg, Gillian (Brandt) Harvey of Winnipeg, Kate Denbow of Calgary, Alanna Denbow and Jeff Denbow of Souris. He is also survived by two nieces Donna (Lyle) Manary of Sherwood Park and Barb (Wally) Strang of Edmonton; his Manary great-nieces and their families; Beryle's surviving sister, Barbara Bjornson of Vancouver; her nieces and nephews Don Skadeland, Alyce Kessler and Betty Bergantzel, Judy Ketterling, Jim and Bryon Smith, Bruce and Nancy Larson, Cathy Berkowitz, and their families; several cousins; and a host of friends. He was predeceased by his wife Beryle in October of 2006; his parents, Hillyard and Maggie, aunts and uncles; a brother, Charles, in childhood, his brother Stewart and wife Doris; two sisters Margaret and Marion Robinson. He was also predeceased by Beryle's parents Gilbert and Coral, two sisters-in-law, Berniece Skadeland and Beulah Damstrom, and brother-in-law Reg Larson. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1:30 in the Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba. Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery. For those wishing, a donation in Gordon's memory may be given to the Hartney Community Health Centre where both Gordon and Beryle were so kindly cared for by all the staff.
RAE: It is with deep sorrow and sadness Glen Stewart Rae left us October 12th, 2012 peacefully with family by his side in the Souris & District Hospital. Glen was born February 26, 1929. He is survived his devoted wife Fern, sister and brother-in-law Hazel and Nelson Olson, nieces Lisa (Hal) Otto, Donelda (Terry) Wotton, and nephew Eric (Lori) Olson. Their family Joel Otto, Jenniece Wotton and Reed Olson. Step-sons Butch (Lynne) Locke, Bruce (Cindy) Locke and step-daughter Marion (Wayne) McEntee and their families. Aunt Gladys Carmichael, cousins Pat (Terry) Cameron and the Lovegrove families. He was predeceased by his mother, father, uncles Alec, Russ and Jim and an Aunt Effie. Also by Ron and Sharon Locke. Glen was raised on the farm at Terence, MB. He took his schooling at Milan School and then a degree in agriculture in Winnipeg. Farming was his passion. In earlier years when times got tough he worked at Gulf Oil in Virden for a few years, and also drove a fuel truck for Pauls Hauling. His trucking companion Bill Hall was one of many lasting friends made during this time. Glen and his parents spent several winters in Texas which he enjoyed very much. He was a great baseball enthusiast whether it be at the game or on TV. Enjoyed horse racing, supported the local hockey teams, was on the Town Council, a life member of the Lions Club and a member of the United Church. Glen became very interested in the restoration of old John Deere tractors, traveled miles to pick up a wreck and with help had it like new in no time. Through this hobby he became a member of the Pioneer Club. Glen and I took several interesting trips, enjoyed our years of dancing and lately playing cards, meeting and making many lasting friendships. His daily trips to the coffee shop were a must. Thanks guys. He appreciated a visit from anyone who dropped by - A visit from the little kids always made his day. In spite of several health issues and his gruff appearance he was a tender loving person.
We will all miss him
PLETT: Erwin R. Plett of Wawanesa, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at the Wawanesa & District Memorial Health Centre in Wawanesa, MB at the age of 76 years. Left to mourn Erwins passing are his beloved wife Esther (nee Plett), son Ivan (Joyce) Plett, both of Wawanesa, MB, daughters Bonnie (Bill) Plett, Myrna (Kerry) Bartel, both of Brandon, MB, and Alicia (Kelsey) Friesen of Bowsman, MB, as well as grandchildren Daren, Dustin (Michelle), Shauna (Thomas), Kristine (Clayton), Kyle, Kaitlyn, Kourtney, Andrea, Tylor, Jessica, Kendra and Brendan, and great-grandchildren Emmett and Quintin. Also left to mourn Erwins passing are seven brothers, three sisters, and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Erwin was predeceased by two sons, Leander and Conrad, his parents, and one brother. Devotional will be held at the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. A time of visitation for friends and extended family will be held prior to the funeral service at 1:00 p.m in the Treesbank Community Church. Funeral Service will be held at the Treesbank Community Church, Treesbank, MB at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, with Pastor Will Warkentin officiating. Interment to follow in the Millford Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Erwins memory to the BRHC Foundation A Sense of Home Campaign, 150 McTavish Ave. E., Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
LAMB: Marjory Isabel. January 8, 1917 October 21, 2012. It is with sadness that we announced the passing of Isabel in the evening of October 21st at Peace Portal Lodge in South Surrey, B.C. Predeceased by her husband Charles and her son Terry, Isabel is survived by her son Russ (Heather), daughter Noreen, grandchildren Shawna (Greg), Shane (Jen), Carla and Charles and great-grandchildren Dario, Kadence and Hudson. Isabel was born in the Cornwallis Municipality of Western Manitoba and was raised on a farm east of Brandon Hills. She attended Normal School in Brandon where she obtained her teachers certificate. On graduation, Isabel taught at Maine, MB then Bradwardine, MB where she met her husband Charles. Isabel and Charles farmed in the Tarbolton area of western Manitoba where they raised their three children. After the children left the farm to establish their own careers, Isabel and Charles sold their livestock but continued farming while spending each winter in Mesa, Arizona plus taking several summer trips to Europe. After retiring from farming, Isabel and Charles moved to Kenton, MB and finally to an apartment in the White Rock area of B.C. After Charles passed away in 2002, Isabel moved to Sunnyside Manor and then, in September 2011, to Peace Portal Lodge in South Surrey. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Sunnyside and to the exemplary staff at Peace Portal who made her final years so comfortable! It is expected that a memorial gathering will be held at Tarbolton Church on June 30th, 2013.
HORN: Lloyd Orval Horn, 1921-2012. Lloyd Orval Horn, age 90, beloved husband of Midge, passed away peacefully October 26, 2012 at Virden Health Centre. Lloyd was born November 14, 1921 in the family home in Lenore MB, to James & Albyne Horn. He was the younger brother of sisters Ola & Bessie. Lloyd loved growing up in Lenore, enjoying all the activities, close friends & community, and peacefulness that a small town provides. Lloyd attended Lenore School, graduating in June 1939. In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he trained to become a pilot. He was stationed in the Middle East during WWII. Lloyd was always proud to have served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. At the conclusion of the war, Lloyd returned to Lenore. During his time away his father passed away unexpectedly and his mother sold the family hardware store, so Lloyd decided to attend the University of Winnipeg. After one year, his love of small town living called him back to Lenore and he purchased back the Hardware Store. Lloyd and Midge ran the L.O. Horn Hardware and later added the post-office until their retirement in 1985. Upon returning to Lenore he met and married the love of this life Marjorie (Midge) Hunt. They were married on Aug 13, 1949 and were blessed with two children, James and Vicki. Lloyd was an avid sportsman, enjoying baseball, hunting, curling, and golf. He curled both recreationally and had success competitively but is best remembered for his countless volunteer hours helping make the ice and acting as a drawmaster for many, many bonspiels in both Lenore and Virden. He was honored for his dedication to the game by being awarded Life Memberships at both the Virden Curling Club and the Manitoba Curling Association. After retiring Lloyd and Midge purchased a cottage at Clear Lake and it became their second home spending up to half the year there. They have developed many caring and lasting relationships with dear friends in the Clear Lake community. It was at Clear Lake that Lloyd was able to develop a love for the game of golf. He became a member of the Clear Lake Mens Golf Club and spent many summers enjoying the fun-loving competitiveness and camaraderie with his fellow members as well as playing countless rounds with Midge. In 1992 Lloyd and Midge left the family home in Lenore and moved to Virden purchasing a home there, and later in 1998, moved to Kin Place. Lloyd was a strong individual and with the love, guidance and encouragement from his loving wife Midge, was able to overcome many serious illnesses. Lloyd and Midge were fortunate to enjoy a happy, active retirement together with family and friends. It was a privilege and inspiration to their children and grandchildren to share in their 63 years of marriage. Lloyd enjoyed the company of friends and family and was considered a true gentleman by all who knew him. He had a great sense of humor and was always able to bring a smile to your face. His quiet, steady demeanor truly was admired. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents James & Albyne, sister Bessie Wakley, and brothers-in-law John Wakley and Jim Duncan. Lloyd leaves behind his loving wife Midge, children Jim (Pam) Horn and Vicki (Bob) Caldwell, grandchildren Kelly (Jon) Morrison, Michael Horn (Cheryl Galbraith), Ryan Caldwell, Jennifer (Ryan) Shields, and David Horn (Stephanie Poch), great grandchildren, Brady, Ashton and Maddox Shields and sister Ola Duncan. We were honored to call him Husband, Dad, Poppa, friend, and comrade. On October 31, 2012 a private family committal was held at Breadalbane Cemetery (Lenore) with a Memorial Service following at Virden Legion Hall, officiated by Father Don Bernhardt. Arrangements in care of G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels, Virden.
GREGOIRE: Patricia Lauree (nee English), passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer on September 29th, 2012, at Fort Saskatchewan Hospital, at the age of 51 years. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Leonard of 27 years, her daughter Letitia, son Ryan, parents Clair and Beth English, sisters Debbie English, Eileen (Jim) Harrison, brother Brian (Leanne) English and several nieces and nephews. Patricia was born on July 29th, 1961. She attended Bradwardine and Rivers Schools. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1985 from the Brandon School of Nursing. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing with distinction in 2001. She worked in the nursing field for 27 years, working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Fort Saskatchewan Hospital, and then the Northeast Community Health Centre in Edmonton. Patricia began playing the bagpipes at the age of nine, with the Rivers and District Pipe Band. In 2002, she joined the Clan McNaughton Pipe Band, where she was given the position of Pipe Sergeant. In 2007, she became the Pipe Major for the band, until her resignation in 2012. Patricia also enjoyed playing the piano, and accompanying for many choirs, and individual performers. Patty loved several sports including skiing, curling, baseball and riding horses. She was known for her lovely designed quilts, wall hangings, and table runners. She loved to give a helping hand to her family, neighbors and friends, whether it was organizing a school reunion, family reunion, or various pipe band events. She was a world traveller, travelling to Europe, Australia, Hawaii, as well as four trips to Scotland, where, on one occasion, she led the Canadian Mass Pipeband through the streets of Edinburgh for the Tattoo. In the last year of her life, Patricia formed a charity called Patricias Blankets for Babies. Through her work at the Northeast Community Health Centre, her primary role was visiting new moms and babies, a job that became her passion. She wanted every family that was experiencing a financial or other crisis in their lives to be given the gift of a baby blanket from the Healthy Beginnings Nurse who visited them. This was to symbolize the idea that someone really cared about them and their baby. A celebration of life was held at the Dow Centennial Centre, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, on October 10th, with interment later held at St. Matthews Ancrum Cemetery, in the RM of Daly, MB, on October 20th, 2012. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to Patricias Blankets for Babies, NECHC - Public Health, 14007-50 St., Edmonton, AB, T5A 5E3.
BASARABA: Dennis Walter Basaraba of Brandon, MB passed away peacefully on October 21, 2012 at the age of 67. He was born to the late Anne and Walter Basaraba of Dauphin, MB on May 21, 1945. Dennis grew up on his parents' small mixed farm, attended elementary school in Sifton, and West Bay High School in Dauphin. Upon graduation, he worked briefly in Calgary, but decided to pursue an education at Brandon University. Dennis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a Certificate in Secondary Education in May of 1970.Dennis greatly enjoyed the outdoors, particularly fishing trips with his buddies to places like Lac La Ronge in Northern Saskatchewan. Ice fishing and snow shoeing were also among the activities that he liked to do. Dennis met Carol Hogg in 1974 while he was employed in the social work department at the Brandon Mental Health Center, and they were married in 1981. Dennis and Carol enjoyed the outdoors and did lots of traveling and camping together, including the East coast of Canada, as well as spending severalmonths in Australia with friends. Dennis had a passion for firearms, and an aptitude for the physics and mechanics of how things worked. Dennis was a very intelligent, multi-talented man, with a good sense of humour. There wasn't much he couldn't do. Self-trained as a gunsmith, Dennis did repairs, modifications, and wood work on stocks and hand grips, and made bullets. As he was only interested in target shooting, Dennis was a member at the Brandon Gun Club. In the late 1970s, Dennis opened D & B Sporting Goods on 9th Street in Brandon, where he sold firearms and fishing equipment. In 1987, he closed the business and later began his next career as a Correctional Officer at the Brandon Correctional Center, where he worked up until his retirement in the spring of 2012. Dennis and Carol's first daughter Tanis was born in 1981, followed by Taylor in 1984, and Heather in 1986. His girls were everything to him - Dennis attended every horse show, soccer, or volleyball game, and took the girls boating on the weekends every summer. The family enjoyed summer camping trips to Clear Lake, as well as a trip to Disneyworld, and skiing at Panorama. His girls will always remember looking forward to Dad's Saturday morning breakfasts after riding lessons. Dennis was very proud of his girls' academic and career achievements. He will be missed terribly, but lovingly remembered by his daughters Tanis Basaraba (Ryan), Taylor Basaraba (Darryl), and Heather Basaraba, of Brandon. He will also be remembered by his former wife Carol Hogg of Brandon as well as aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Dennis was a thoughtful, selfless, caring person, and was always there when his family needed him. His daughters all agree that he was a great Dad. A memorial service for Dennis was held at Memories Chapel in Brandon on October 25, 2012. Dennis' family would like to thank everyone who attended his memorial as well as all who sent flowers, cards and messages.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
BALDROW: Irma Constance (Watson) beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at her residence in Fairview Home on Thursday October 25, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Irma is lovingly remembered by her children Arline (Ken) and Keith, grandchildren Craig (Christy), Lindsey (Tim) and Laird, great grandchild Olivia Rose. Irma was predeceased by her husband Harold (Bud) in 1995 and her son Warren (Rusty) in 1979, her parents Agnes and William Watson, her four sisters and one brother. Irma was born on January 02, 1923 in Truro N.S. When she was eight her mother passed away and she moved to Manitoba to live with her Mothers sister Aunt Annie and her husband Uncle Harry on their farm near Shoal Lake, MB. Over the years, Irma kept in close contact with her sisters. There were lots of letters written, many phone calls and trips to Nova Scotia to visit. Irma attended school in Shoal Lake and worked as a telephone operator with MTS in Shoal Lake. She met her husband Harold (Bud) Baldrow in Shoal Lake and they were married April 14, 1948. They resided in Brandon and raised their three children. In 1979, she faced a tragedy when her eldest son, Warren, was killed in a plane crash. Mom was a wonderful homemaker who loved nothing more than caring for her family, making delicious meals, and her baking was enjoyed by all. As her family grew up, she went back to work first at Woolco in their sewing centre and later to The Bay and Zellers. After Dad passed in 1995, Mom remained in her home until 1997. She moved to The Towers and then to The Colonial Estates. In the spring of 2009, after a brief stay at the Assiniboine Centre, she moved to Fairview Home. We would like to thank Dr. Blyth and the staff on the first floor at Fairview Home for their professional and compassionate care of Irma. A private family interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Donations in memory of Irma may be made to a charity of choice.
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TAYLOR: William George Taylor passed away peacefully with family by his side at his home in Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba on October 24, 2012 at the age of 92 years. George was born at Clearwater, Manitoba into the family of John and Bertha Taylor. There were 12 children in that family and he was the last surviving member. As a young man, he began work as a mechanic working with his brother, Johnny, at a garage which they operated in Ninga. Unfortunately, that garage burned down and George continued for a while working at another garage in Ninga. It was while in Ninga that George married Doris Halliday on November 7, 1951. They were married at Fairfax, Manitoba. George and Doris shared nearly 60 years of married life. They moved to Boissevain where George continued working as a mechanic at Massey Ferguson dealership operated by John Sushelnitsky. After some time in Boissevain, they moved to Brandon where George did mechanical work for Mazers Group for several years, and then moved over to H.E. Wright Equipment for a number of years. Finally, George worked for Canadian Pacific Railroad in Brandon until his retirement. George and Doris enjoyed many years of camping, fishing, and many trips together. George will always be remembered for his phenomenal memory, his ability to know correctly, although blind, where he was on a drive, what was just ahead or around the corner who lived there and whatever Georges mechanical talents had been required at that farm. He loved to dance and sing and he sang the best rendition of Waiting for a Train. He was a master shuffleboard player. George was predeceased by his wife Doris on January 13, 2011. His parents John and Bertha Taylor and his family Mary and Walter Saunders, Alex and Jean Taylor, Sadie and Earl Preston, Johnny Taylor, Inez and Bill Stuart, Margaret and Ralph Mickle, Jeannette and Sam Beavis, Mildred and Ian Collins, Madelaine and Clarence Hodgson, Pat and Charles Baker, Archie and Mabel Taylor, and foster brother Raymond Dennett. He was also predeceased by Doris parents Bill and Stella Halliday, brothers-in-law Melvin Blanchard, Alvin Cruse, Alex Wilson and Russ Peterson. He is survived by sisters-in-law Elsie Taylor, of Barrie, ON, Madge Cruse of Boissevain, Phyllis Wilson Peterson of Gilbert, Arizona, Violet (Lloyd) Burton of Brandon, Edith Blanchard of Boissevain and brothers-in-law Bill (Pat) Halliday of Brandon and Jim (Patricia) Halliday of Boissevain. George is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan on Friday, October 26, 2012 with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family wish to thank the very caring staff at Valleyview Care Centre. For those desiring, donations may be made in Georges memory to the Canadian National Institute for The Blind, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1.
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