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HLADKY: Theodore Michael "Ted", passed away at Fairview Home, Brandon on Sunday, April 24th, 2011 at the age of 67 years, surrounded by his family: Yvonne; children: Rick (Thelma), Tracey, Chris (Sandy), stepson Brad (Stacia); grandchildren: Tatjana, Caleb, Luka, Noah and sister Irene (Denis) and nieces Nicole and Natalie. He was predeceased by Eileen, Matthew and Marilyn. Special thanks to Dr. Riche and staff at the Brandon Dialysis Unit as well as the staff at Fairview Home. In keeping with Ted's wishes, a private graveside memorial will be held at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ted to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Dialysis Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to Fairview Home, 1351 - 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DUCHARME: Irene Ducharme (nee Lecuyer). Peacefully at Oakview Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, April 24, 2011, Mrs. Irene Ducharme of St. Eustache, Manitoba passed away at the age of 96 years. She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters: Florette (John) Huston and Janet (Keven) Mohr; three sons: Gordon (Noella), Léo Ducharme and John (Joan); one daughter-in-law Colleen; 12 grandchildren: Tannis, Michael, Theresa, Gisele, Jasmine, Nicole, Michele, Paul, Mark, Janelle, Nicole and Jerilyn; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She also leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Harry in 1985; three sons: Robert, Roy and André; her parents Joseph Lecuyer and Renée (née Guilbert); two sisters: Eva (Joe) Ducharme and Olive (Ross) Caldwell; five brothers: Gérard (Delia), Aimé (Léa), Henri (Simone), Albert Lecuyer and Sonny Lecuyer. Funeral Services will be held in the St. Eustache Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Recitation of the Rosary at 7 pm, Funeral Mass at 7:30 followed by interment in the Parish Cemetery with Father Isaïe Blanchette officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Doctors, nurses and staff of the Oakview Place care home, for the excellent care Mom has received over the years. Adam’s Funeral Service of Elie, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 1-888-400-2326.
AUNE: Bruce Aune of Brandon, passed away at his residence on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the age of 63 years. Bruce is survived by, beloved companion and best friend Arlene Stebeleski and her family; son Cody and daughter Amber (Ryan) Lobert and granddaughter Amie; his daughters Teresa (Robert) Grain and Sharon (Todd) Cashin; and grandsons Derek, Mark, Will, Andrew and Finn. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant Mr. Jamie Berry officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SENCHUK: Irene Victoria Senchuk of Brandon, beloved wife of Jack Senchuk, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Sunday, April 24, 2011. A time of visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street, on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ben Kramer officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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POOLE: Helen Gail Poole of Brandon, beloved mother of Leah (Larry), David (Pam) and Bob (Penny) Ludwig, passed away peacefully at the Fairview Personal Care Home on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the age of 71 years. A graveside service honouring Gail’s memory will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A memorial reception will be held for all who wish to celebrate Gail’s life at the Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, on Thursday, April 28, 2011 between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gail may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
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BROWN: Lionel L. passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the age of 88. Survived by his loving family, daughters Elaine (Michael) of Toronto, ON, Christine (Gus) of Caledonia, ON, Gayle (Malcolm) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, sons, Gordon of Oakville, Ontario, Ian of Calgary, Alberta, 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and his special friend Lillian Goodman. Sadly predeceased by his wife Eileen and his son Douglas. Lionel was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be missed. He loved playing bridge and pool and any kind of dancing. He was incredibly skilled with his hands and made all sorts of crafts from chairs to pens. Dad served in the RAF during WWII in India and Burma, was a long-standing member of the Legion and took great comfort in his Christian faith. A fond thank you and farewell to the many friends and caring staff of Missionwood Retirement Resort. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Lionel’s name to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.
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DOWNIE: June 21, 1932—April 21, 2011. Thomas (Tom) Edwin Downie passed away suddenly on April 21, 2011 at his home in Grosse Isle, Manitoba at the age of 78 years. He will be dearly missed by his spouse of 57 years, Edith, his son Thomas (Michelle); grandchildren Kate and John (Tanya) Downie. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Downie and his brother Robert (Myrtle) Downie and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Eleanor Downie, his sister Louise and brother Don Downie. Tom had worked for a few years with CPR before moving on to MTS which he retired from in 1991 after 34 years of service. Prior to that Tom had served with the Princess Patricia Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces in Korea. Tom was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Korean Veterans Association throughout his life. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing with his dearest friends. He was very involved in curling in Brandon, Stony Mountain and Stonewall. He will be dearly missed by his many relatives and friends whose lives he touched. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. at MacKenzie Funeral Chapel, Stonewall. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Grosse Isle Community Hall or a charity of your choice. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall in care of arrangements.
WOOD:  Tony Wood of Brandon, beloved husband of Noreen Ek, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the age of 70 years. In keeping with Tony's wish, cremation will take place.  A gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. Complete obituary information will follow.
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ROLLINS, (MALINOWSKI): The death of Molly Rollins, beloved mother of Barry (Sue) Malinowski and Chris (Bob) Jaska occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 22, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Molly's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. A private graveside service will be held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Molly to the Central United Church Building Fund, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3X5 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information willfollow.Expressions of sympathymay be made are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BREIDAL: Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Thursday April 21, 2011 at the age of 78 years, John Murray Breidal of Baldur, Manitoba. Murray leaves to mourn his passing his sisters Vala Erickson of Winnipeg, Lily (Joe) Koldyk of Baldur, Anna (Frank) Peterson of Regina, Bonnie Schau of Winnipeg, brother Skip Breidal of Baldur as well as several nieces & nephews. Murray was predeceased by his brothers Helgi (1988), Bertel (1993), Joe (1994), Kris (2009) and by an infant sister Jessie (1931). A Celebration of Murray’s life will be held on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Baldur Memorial Hall. An interment will take place in the Bru Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Murray’s memory to the Baldur Enrichment Group for Seniors Outings, Box 128 Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0 or to a charitable organization or community foundation within your own community.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
PELLETIER: Susan Faye Pelletier (nee Spence) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the MooseJaw Union Hospital on Monday April 18th, 2011, at the age of 56. Susan was born on November 22nd, 1954 in Brandon, Manitoba, later settling in MooseJaw, Saskatchewan with her husband Robert Taylor. Where they resided until the time of her passing from a lengthy illness. Susan is survived by her husband Robert Taylor; son Arron Spence; mother and father Anna and Richard Baker of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba; grandmother Ivy Baker of Victoria British Columbia; mother-in- law Alice Taylor of Manitou, Manitoba; stepson Dale Taylor (Sandra) of MooseJaw, Saskatchewan; stepdaughter Tammy LaTour (Josh) of Romance, Arkansas. Also surviving are Susan's sister Sandra Landis (Ed) of Vista, California; brother Wayne Spence (Brenda) of Miniota, Manitoba; sister Judith Emes (Bill) of West St. Paul, Manitoba; sister Cynthia Balbar (Bob) of Souris, Manitoba; brother-in-law Jim (Liz) Taylor of Morden, Manitoba; and her little Pom - Malo. There are several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Susan will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all. There will be a small gathering at the Salvation Army - 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba on May 2nd 2011 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a donation in memory of Susan to the Salvation Army at - 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba.
MORROW: Mabel I. Morrow (nee Fletcher) 15 December 1929 - 1 February 2011. Mabel passed away early on February 1, 2011 at Heritage Lodge in Winnipeg. She was 81 years of age. She is survived by her son Robert (Sandra) and daughter Laura (Dave) and grandchildren, Julian, Anton, Brendan, Liam and Katie. Mabel was the ninth and youngest child of John Alexander Fletcher and Laura Gallaugher of Regina, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings. She was raised on a farm near Govan, Sask. She was the first in her family to finish high school and complete business college. Mabel and her husband Jack lived for many years in Virden and Brandon before moving to Winnipeg in 1983. Mabel loved to be active and especially enjoyed travelling, curling, bridge and for many years was a golfing fanatic. Alzheimer's disease robbed her of these pleasures as it robbed her family and friends of her lively and bubbly personality. She will be remembered for her love of life, sense of fun and generous spirit. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website Chapel Lawn 204-885-9715
MUIR: Marie Isabel Muir (née Thierry) of Brandon, wife of the late James Malcolm (Mac) Muir, mother of Don Muir (Leanne Bulera) and sister of Milan (Jackie) Thierry, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 79 years. A funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place at Margaret Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 3-613-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G6 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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McNEILLIE: It is with great sorrow that the family of Gladys McNeillie announces her passing on Thursday, April 7, 2011. She was born on July 27, 1923 in St. Catherines, Saskatchewan (west of Prince Albert), to Alexander and Flora Fidler. The first challenge in her life was her premature birth and throughout her life she faced many more, but she always exhibited amazing strength and determination. Growing up on a farm in the 20’s and 30’s was a hard life, especially being one of twelve children, but she recalled many very happy and humorous times with her family. She lived on the farm until moving to Flin Flon, Manitoba, where she met George Stubodden. Because the war was on, many women were employed and Gladys worked at the HBM&S Mine during WWII. Gladys and George were married in 1943, and had a family of four; Fay, Joanne, Raymond and Eldon Johnny (who died at birth in 1956). Mom was very meticulous in her work ethic and also in her appearance, always looking so very nice. She will also be remembered for her love of dancing, even at home with the little ones. Mom’s family was the centre of her life and the love she had for us was unconditional. The next phase of her life was after she moved to Brandon, and she was employed at the Brandon General Hospital. Here she met Alex McNeillie who was a bachelor, and when they married in 1987, he lovingly took on a ready-made family, and we all adored him. Mom is survived by her three children; Fay (Tony) Lekopoy of Lockport, MB, Joanne Butler of Elgin, MB, and Raymond Stubodden of Brandon; also eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; her sister Pearl Fieber of Kelowna, B.C.; sister-in-law Joyce Fidler of Brandon; brother-in-law Oscar Ottoson of Chilliwack, BC, and many nieces and nephews. Gladys was predeceased by her first husband, George; infant son Eldon Johnny; grandson Carl Anderson; son-in-law Bob Butler; and her soulmate Alex McNeillie. Cremation has taken place and her ashes are now with Alex’s, they will be buried together at Rosewood Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank all who showed Mom kindness during the time she was so sick, especially Dr. Groves. At last she is without pain. We love you Mom. If friends so wish, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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For Mom
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load of living weight to the place of the destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side said, “There, she’s gone”, there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices to the glad shout, “There, she’s coming!” and such is dying.
McINNES: Leslie Andrew (Les) died peacefully at home on April 8, 2011. Les was born on November 28, 1933 and grew up in the Westmount and Erickson Districts. Les attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Diploma in Agriculture. Upon graduation Les returned to the family farm where he embarked on a farming career. During this time, in addition to mixed farming, Les cultivated expertise in both hog production and beekeeping. These interests earned him a trip to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, in addition to numerous trophies won in fairs closer to home. On June 25th, 1955 Les married Bettyann Turner. In 1959 the couple left the farm as Les took a position with Beaver Lumber, leading to moves between 4 southern Manitoba communities in a short span of 4 years. In 1963 Les and Betty, along with their four children, Laurie, Cameron, Shelley and Susan, returned to Erickson where they established their own grocery and meat market business. Here began Les’ 33 year career as a meat cutter, where he became renowned throughout Manitoba, in particular with the Clear Lake summer crowd. His special cuts of meat and his homemade sausage brought people back year after year. This career ended with his retirement from the Erickson Co-op in 1996. In Les’ words “because family and his garden were calling him.” Les was an ardent curler (well into his retirement). Les also played baseball and hockey and, while attending University, was a proficient pole vaulter. His athleticism resulted in years served as a respected coach, both in hockey and baseball, travelling throughout western Manitoba meeting people and influencing many youngsters .During his lifetime Les touched the lives of many people. Coaching was not Les’ exclusive volunteer experience. While raising his family, operating his own business, farming and driving a school bus, Les found time to actively participate in the Erickson Lions Club, where he played a vital role in organizing community events, such as the annual Snow Festival. As well, Les was a member of the Erickson Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer fire fighter and an ambulance driver. While working and volunteering, Les also found time to play and enjoy life with many summers spent at the family cabin at Ditch Lake, winters riding snowmobiles and, in later years, seasonal camping at Minnedosa Beach. Les and Betty enjoyed travel and had the opportunity to visit many of the U.S. states including Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica and Venezuela. Les is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty; three children, daughter, Laurie Jackson, son, Cameron McInnes and his wife, Arden, and daughter, Shelley Serle, and her husband, Kevin; five grandchildren, Sheena Jackson, Kelsea and Torea McInnes and Brett and Dylan Serle; one sister, Gwen Steiman and her husband, Gary. Sister in law, Alice McInnes and brothers in law, Gordon Turner (Gladys) and Bob Turner (Cynthia), uncle and aunt, Andrew and Roya Andersen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Les was predeceased by his daughter, Susan; his parents, Lachlan and Joan McInnes; a brother, Clare McInnes and his son in law, Wayne Jackson. The family would like to thank Dr. Roche of Minnedosa for his excellent care and compassion in enabling Les to remain at home until his passing. A private family burial is planned at the Erickson Cemetery with long time family friend, Elgin Hall, officiating. Memorial gifts in Les’ memory can be made to Erickson & District Skating Rink Reno Project, Box 111, Erickson, Manitoba, ROJ OPO.
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