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THOMPSON: Doreen Thompson of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Charles Thompson and mother of Grace Denis, Louise Kilborn, Richard and John Thompson, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home at the age of 83 years. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327– 4th Street, on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. A private family interment will take place at Neepawa Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, “Society of St. Vincent de Paul”, 327 – 4th Street, Brandon, R7A 3H1. Complete obituary information to follow.
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STEVENSON: Diane Stevenson (née Payette). Peacefully at the Brandon Hospital on Saturday, October 2, 2010, Mrs. Diane Stevenson of Brandon, formally of Somerset, Manitoba passed away at the age of 66 years. Diane leaves to mourn her daughter Sharon (Don) Beer and son Ross (Leah), grandchildren, Darren Beer (Melissa), Stacy (Mark) Bannister, Dustin Beer, Colten Stevenson, Carter Stevenson and by two great grandchildren, Shayna and Hannah Bannister. Also left to mourn are her brothers, Emile (Zal), Ralph (Donalda), Celest (Donna), Gerald (Nicole), Wayne (Sandra), Alain and sisters, JoAnn (David )Evans and Elaine (Randy) Pierce, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Diane was predeceased by her husband Blaine in 2000, her father Albert Payette in 1995, her mother Elodie Payette in 2003 and by her brothers Norman in 1985 and Guy in 1975. Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend was known for her heart of gold. She took get pride in preparing all the meals, large or small, for every family gathering. Family was of great importance to her and she loved being active in her children and grandchildren’s lives. Diane loved to play cards and go camping with her family and friends in Killarney during the summer. Thank you for everything Mom, we love you and you will be missed. Prayers will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Notre-Dame de la Nativité Catholic Church in Somerset, Manitoba on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. Interment in the Miami Cemetery with Father Gabriel Levesque officiating. Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
IRONMAN: Lillian Margaret Ironman of Sioux Valley passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the age of 89 years. An Evening Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A Traditional Funeral Service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2010 commencing at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery.
PAULSON: Eyvi Paulson 1923-2010 “A Born Farmer” Passed away at his residence in Morden on Wednesday September 29, 2010 at the age of 87 years, Sveinbjorn Eyjolfur “Eyvi” Paulson of Morden, formerly of Glenboro, Manitoba. Eyvi was predeceased by his parents Arni & Gunna Paulson, his siblings Paulie Kjernisted and Trigger Paulson, & by his half siblings Paul Paulson, Ena Olson and Arni Paulson. He leaves to mourn his wife Helen of Morden and four children, Randy, Calvin, Bonnie and Alec, his sisters Freda Paulson of Port Alberni B.C. and Jona Johnson of Courtenay B.C., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eyvi was a caring man who always looked at both sides of an issue. And he loved to sing – in the church choir and in the fields. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Thursday October 7, 2010 at the Skalholt Cemetery, Glenboro, Manitoba. A Reception for family and friends will be held at the Glenboro C.E. Building at 12:00 noon for a time of lunch and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Eyvi’s memory to The Leprosy Mission of Canada 100 Mural Street, Suite 100 Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1J3 or to a charity of choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
BULAT: Wasyl (Bill) Bulat passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Friday, October 1, 2010. He will be greatly missed by his son Walter (Susan), daughter Lydia; his grandchildren Gregory, Kristopher, Stacey and Kathryn and his brother Andrew from the Ukraine. Wasyl was predeceased by his wife Kataryna and his brother Panko. Wasyl was born on January 15, 1921 in Jaroslaw, Ukraine. He spent the war years in a forced labor camp, where he met his future bride. They were married in 1945 and in 1947 they immigrated to Belgium where he worked in a coal mine. In 1950, they came to Canada settling in Brandon. There he worked in the construction industry mainly as a carpenter. He ended his career in 1986, retiring from the Civil Engineering department with the Department of National Defense. Wasyl was an active member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and Men’s Club until he moved to Winnipeg in 2005 to be with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included fishing, riding his bike and taking long walks. He especially enjoyed his annual fishing trips with his son, grandson and good friends. He was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff of Holy Family Nursing Home, Unit 5A for their care and support. A time of visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wasyl’s name to the CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or a charity of your choice.
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BARTLEY: The death of Mary Bartley, beloved wife of Marlyn, occurred at her residence, Valleyview Care Home on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children; Gwen (James) Foord, Georgina(Jerome) Ricketts, Gerald (Tonya) Bartley and grandchildren; Jonathan (Amanda) Foord, Samara Foord, Stephen (Sherry) Foord, Tristan and Dustin Ricketts, Riley and Jared Bartley. She also leaves her only great granddaughter, Selah Foord. The Funeral Service will be held at the Elkhorn United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Dwight Rutherford will officiate. Interment will follow in the Elkhorn Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mary to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for CancerCare Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2B3.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WADE: Anthony (Tony) passed away at the Assiniboine, September 20, 2010 at the age 82. Beloved husband of Joan, father of Bruce (Faye), Dale (Janis), the late Timothy (Esther), eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 23rd, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Bethel Christian Assembly. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to World Vision or Bethel Christian Assembly Benevolent Fund or to a charity of choice.
VANDERZEE: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jane Vanderzee (née Helder) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Jane was born in Drachten, Friesland, The Netherlands and moved to Canada with her family in 1928. Jane leaves to mourn her passing, her son John (Sandi) Vanderzee of Sherwood Park, Alberta; grandchildren Christopher, Carla, Curtis and Chad; great grand-daughter Paighton; three siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Jane was predeceased by her husband Bill (1966) as well as her parents and six siblings. Jane had a strong Christian faith and was looking forward to her “promotion to Glory”! A time of visitation will take place at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive with Rev. Dan Pope officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make a donation to the Christian and Missionary Alliance “Global Advance Fund”, through McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, R7B 2H6.
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STOBBE: Mary Nettie Stobbe, age 86, passed away September 29th, 2010 in Fairview Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Mary was born in Molotschna, Russia, October 25th, 1923 to Johann and Elizabeth Neufeld. She had four sisters and two brothers and was the youngest of the girls. She grew up in Woodlands and North Kildonan in Winnipeg, MB, after immigrating to Canada at nine months of age. Mom taught in several schools including Oakbank prior to her marriage to Peter Stobbe July 23rd, 1949. Their newly married life began on the Stobbe family farm in Alexander, MB. In 1957, they moved to Brandon where they have resided ever since. Her passion in life was in nurturing her children, serving her church and community and living out her daily walk with God. Mom had the gift of true hospitality. Our home and especially our dining room table was always open to friends, strangers, foster children, extended family, missionaries, and anyone in need. Her gift to many was her homemade baking, canning - her freezer was always full. Her service included Pioneer Girls, Ladies Groups, Deacons, Catering, Bible Studies, Neighbourhood Coffee Connections, MCC sales, etc…. Mom was involved in starting the first Brandon Self-help store, as well as helping refugees get settled. Whether it was gardening, baking, housework, babysitting or sewing, she was tireless in her service to others. Most of all she was dad’s partner in life, taking part in or participating in golfing, camping, fishing, traveling, home improvement projects and much, much more. In her final weeks of life she longed for heaven. On Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - God called her home. Survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Peter; children: Dave (Candace); Edith (Tim Muri); Gordon (Liz); Elaine; Doug; and foster daughter Karen (Don Kehler); ten grandchildren – Chris, Angela (Peter), Suzanne (Brian); Peter; Nick (Stefani), Kailyn (Chad), Alex (Danusja); Matthew (Nikki), Christie (Trevor), James; and four great- grandchildren – Mary and Oliver; Roman and Grace. As well as one sister-in-law Clara Neufeld, Stobbe families and many cherished nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first-born daughter, Linda Marie Stobbe; and all of her siblings, Katie, Helen, John, Olga, Susan, and Dave. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Fairview Home. You are the best!! Viewing will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home on Sunday, October 3rd from 6-7 p.m. and a Memorial Service at the Richmond Park MB Church, 26th Street, on Monday, October 4th at 11 a.m. with a lunch to follow. A private interment will be held with the family prior to the service. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to; Tribal Trails, Box 3030, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 7V4.
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STEWART: Gordon Alexander Stewart passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family by his side. Gordon was born on June 11, 1933 in Brandon and resided there his entire life. He is survived by the mother of his children, Shirley Hutton, sons Michael and David (Val); daughters Nadine (Brian), Carol (Neal) and Susan (Darrell); grandchildren Amber, Sean, Zack, Reid, Montana and Taylor; great grandson Cole David Brian Van De Kerckhove; sister Marjorie Woods and her children Gordon, Nelson and Gary. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Mike and Annie Stewart and brother-in-law, Ivan Woods. A private family graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
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SMITH: Heather Lois (née Birss), beloved wife of Harold, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on September 14, 2010, with family by her side. Heather was born in Dauphin on December 30, 1923 on the family farm. After Dauphin Collegiate graduation, she was employed as a switchboard operator with MTS. Following her marriage, and the subsequent birth of son Lorne Neil, the family moved to B.C. Daughter Judy Lynne was born soon after in Kamloops. When Harold joined the Air Force, the family was posted to Germany in 1955. Other postings included Ottawa, Ontario and Rivers, Manitoba. On return to Canada they eventually settled in Ottawa where she worked for several years at Olgilvies Department Store, Currie Drugs in High River, Alberta and finally with Tops’ n Trends, retiring at age 70. They spent over 35 years in High River, Alberta where Heather worked for several years at Currie Drugs. She was an avid bowler, swimmer and Tai Chi enthusiast. She and Harold also enjoyed 10 years of square dancing with various clubs across Canada. Other interests included reading, word puzzles, knitting and watching the Blue Jays play. She canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, participated in the Terry Fox Runs for many years and most recently helped out with the Cerebral Palsy Stationary Bike Race. Survived by husband Harold (celebrating 65 years of marriage in June); son Lorne (Corinne), daughter Judy McIntosh (Andy). Grandchildren Adrian, Felicity, Jennifer (Darcy), Jared (Tammy), Kyle (Sara). She had three great grandsons Zachary, Tyler and Owen whom she loved dearly and enjoyed the time spent with them. Heather will be fondly remembered by her sister Kay (Bill) of B.C. and her brother Elwood of Dauphin. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Ted and Sheldon of Dauphin, Manitoba. Her family would like to say thanks for the care she received while in the BRHC. The nurses and aides there were amazing. She was moved for a very brief stay to the Assiniboine Centre where she was also treated with kindness and dignity, as was her family. A service was held for Heather at Brockie Donovan Chapel, Monday, September 20th, 2010. Rev Joe Ball officiated. Grandson Kyle was the Urn Bearer with all in attendance being Honorary Pallbearers. Her son Lorne gave a very memorable tribute.
Thanks for the memories, Mom. You will be missed.
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PLAISIER-ANDRIES: Mary Helen Plaisier-Andries passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, one day before her 61st birthday. Mary was born in Brandon on September 29, 1949. She was raised and relied on as a huge contributor on the farm at Cherry Point (Oak Lake). She attended Sandhurst School and Virden Collegiate. Most recently Mary worked as an administrative assistant for the City of Brandon and previously worked for the TD Bank and the Pilot Mound School. Organizations that she belonged to were: Westman Gardeners Club, Sorority (Beta Sigma Phi), and many other community organizations in Rossburn, Pilot Mound, Winnipeg and Brandon. Mary relished and excelled in her role of CEO of all her households. She was a chef extraordinaire and enjoyed gardening, volunteering for many organizations in her community such as Meals On Wheels. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, loved her classic rock concerts, gardening, traveling, shopping, maintaining her health and fitness by playing ball, golfing, walking and aerobics. Family and friends will remember her as a "classy lady" who was always "looking great". Mary was the founding president and initiator of the Rossburn Nursery School, a member of the supervisory committee of the Rossburn Credit Union and administrative assistant to the President of Sherrit-Gordan Mines in Lynn Lake. Mary will joyfully be remembered and survived by her husband Rod, son Michael (Tara) Procyk and their children Dryden, Jordan and Kiara; son Lee Procyk; daughter Nicole Procyk; step-son Aaron (Amanda) Andries and their children Hunter and Jasmyne. She is also survived by her brother Rick (Marie) Plaisier, Rod's brother Bud Andries, sisters: Dorothy Graham, Marj Oliver, Diane (John) Josephson, Raylene (Wayne) Lamport, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her pet dog Dakota. Mary was predeceased by her parents Dick and Betty Plaisier and grandparents Joe and Mary Parkes, Constant and Maria Plasier, as well as brother-in-law Don Oliver. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:00 am. Fr. Barry Schoonbaert will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brad Oliver, Keith Oliver, Calvin Lamport, Wes Lamport, Shawn Plaisier and Randy Gudmundson. Interment will follow in the Melita Cemetery, Melita, Manitoba at 3:30 p.m. Friends who desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Mary to the ALS Society, 493 Madison St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 1J2.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McLEOD: Edward Alexander (Bud) passed from this life peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on September 11, 2010. Bud was born July 19, 1932 to Izabel and Alex McLeod of Deloraine. The family moved to Brandon in 1953. While in Brandon, Bud met a student nurse named Audrey and they were married at Central United Church. During those years, Bud was a trucker for the highways department and was very involved in his sons' hockey, coaching for the East End teams for a number of years. After their twenty year marriage, Bud moved to Ninette and purchased the Ninette Motor Hotel, which he operated for seven years. After selling the hotel, he retired to Kemnay. Over the years, he had several rural properties close to Brandon, where he enjoyed raising cattle. Bud loved a good laugh, and he imparted his unique sense of humour to his children. He enjoyed country music, playing guitar, and the companionship of his pet dogs. Bud's family and friends were always in his thoughts. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers William, Gordon, and sister Dorothy Armstrong. Bud leaves to mourn his passing, daughter, Barbara Robinson, sons Gary (Judy), Greg (Debbie), Bob, Jamie (Darlene) and grandchildren: Colin, Ryan, Brendan, Kaitlyn and Lauren McLeod, and several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held on September 15, 2010 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If so desired, donations in memory of Bud may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HANSEN: William (Bill) Hansen passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Hillcrest Personal Care Home on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the age of 81 years. Bill was born June 6, 1929 to Antonie and Johannes Hansen of Carnduff, Saskatchewan. During the dirty thirties, his mother and he relocated to NW of Brandon to our home farm near Kirkham’s Bridge to keep house for Ken Lumbard. He was able to continue his education at Powerville School getting his grade nine. He made many life long friendships in the community and enjoyed playing baseball and curling. Dad worked with Ken on the farm until he was able to take it over. The Harrow community near Kirkham’s bridge is where dad met our mother Agnes Drummond. They were married on June 30, 1954 at the Roseville Church and began their new life together on the home farm. Dad always had to be busy doing something usually outdoors or driving something. He was a member of the Brandon Sno-Goers and a founder of the Snowmobilers of Manitoba. When Agnes was diagnosed with cancer, it took a huge toll on the family. After she passed away, he was lost until Donna Ferguson came into his life. They were married on April 11, 1998. They began to travel around in the fifth wheel trailer, take trips to Arizona, Texas, and to the west coast for a couple of cruises to Alaska. Bill will be remembered by his wife Donna, son Brent Hansen, daughter Lianne (Jim) Christie, daughter Sharon (Glenn) Williamson; grandchildren Bradley, Carla and Jesse (Jolene Young) Hansen, Lisa (Ryan) Leeson, Matthew and Janna MacDonald, Stuart Christie, Kalyn (Jason) Stewart, Dylan and Nathan Williamson, and great grandchildren Jayde, Jori, Jersey, and Jaxston Hansen-Young; step children Bryan and Sherri Ferguson (children Spencer, Cassie, and Renee), Patti and Gerry Gordon (children Riley and Amy), Boyd and Carleen Ferguson; brother Svend, sisters- in-law Ida Drummond, and Lynn Hyndman as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill was predeceased by mother Antonie and father Johannes Hansen, his first wife Agnes Hansen, brother-in-law Bill Drummond and sister-in-law Edna Hansen. There was a private family interment at Rosewood Cemetery prior to the Celebration of Bill's life at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, donations can be made in Bill's memory to the Parkinson's Society of Manitoba, 7 - 414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1P2 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 – 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Thank you to all our friends and family for the cards, flowers, and food and kind words during our difficult time.
We will love you forever,We will love you for always.As long as we are living,Our father you will be.
The Hansen family
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GUNNARSON: Elster Gunnarson unexpectedly passed away at the Boundary Trails Health Centre in Morden on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Elster was born on April 27, 1935, in the Clanwilliam district, Unorganized Territory. He was the third youngest child of fourteen born to Sven and Ebba Gunnarson. Elster attended Clear Lake School and then went to work at various jobs including pipeline, Agristeel and Riding Mountain National Park. He retired from Parks Canada in 1995, after 25 years of service. Elster married Barbara Palmer on October 5, 1963, in Winnipeg. Together they raised four sons: Gregory (Wayne), Douglas (Linda), Jeffrey (Carolyn) and Jason (Sarah). Also surviving are grandchildren: Scott, Dylan, Cody, Leah, Cole and Kiana. He was predeceased by his parents Sven and Ebba, siblings: Alex, Melford, Ivar, Earl, Eleanor, Vivian, Hazel and Marlon. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Onanole and District Recreation Centre, Onanole with Elgin Hall officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Erickson Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join the family in a time of fellowship and sharing of memories at the Onanole and District Recreation Centre immediately following the interment service. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
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