Classifieds / Obituaries
LEFORTE: Allan Andrew, December 18, 1949 - November 25, 2009. Al passed away suddenly at his home in Rivers in the early morning of November 25, 2009, at the age of 59 years. Al was predeceased by his parents Alice and Theodore (Bun) Leforte of Deloraine, his father-in-law Jack Holden of Napinka, his nephews Tim Leforte, Dwayne Kinsley, and Darryl Kinsley. He is survived by his wife Jackie, sons Jeff (Jacqueline), Colin (Faye), his grandchildren Madison, and Kelton, and mother-in-law Georgina Holden. Al is survived and left to mourn by his siblings Jerry (Elaine), Ken (Jackie), Ron, Dolores, Lorna (Vern); also by Jackie's siblings Brian (Penny), Mary Ann (Mike), Leonard (Glenda), Susan (Wayne), Rick (Kathy), Theresa (Rick), and their families. Al was born in Deloraine on December 18, 1949 to Alice and Theodore (Bun) Leforte. He started his education at Bayview School not far from where he lived on the farm, and continued his education in Deloraine. He attended ACC in Brandon, where he received his Certificate of Qualification as a Motor Vehicle Mechanic on December 13th, 1976. With a love for mechanics, at the age of 15, he started working in Deloraine at a local garage. After a few years he moved to Brandon and worked at the Brandon Mental Hospital in the Pasteurizing Department, and after it closed, he worked on the wards. Al married Jackie on February 21, 1970 in Napinka, Manitoba and lived in Brandon for the next couple of years. Al and Jackie moved to Calgary, Alberta in the fall of 1971 where he started an apprenticeship in heavy- duty mechanics with the city of Calgary. In the spring of 1972, their first son, Jeff, was born in Calgary, Alberta. Their small family moved back to Manitoba in the fall 1973. Al continued his apprenticeship at a vehicle dealership in Boissevain, Manitoba. In the spring of 1976, Jackie gave birth to their second son, Colin, in Boissevain, Manitoba. While living in Boissevain, Al was very active in the Kinsmen Club, was a volunteer fire fighter, played soft ball, was active in the stock car club and participated with his children in the many sports they were active in. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and spent many hours with his sons fishing. Al took a break from mechanics, he drove truck, and worked at other related jobs, but eventually went back to work doing what he loved, being a mechanic. Throughout his career in Brandon he worked as a mechanic at a number of businesses. He was still actively working at Hertz Equipment Rentals when he passed. A celebration of Als life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Barry Schoonbaert officiating. A private family interment took place later at the Napkina Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Al may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6 or to the United Way, 201 1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0L5. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KRIPKY: Frances (née Ostapowich). It is with deep sorrow that we inform our family, friends and neighbors of the passing of our wife, mother and grandmother, Frances Kripky, on Friday, November 27, 2009 at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre. Frances was born March 15, 1929 at Wynyard, Saskatchewan, daughter of Frank and Julia Ostapowich. She attended Harvard School and Wynyard School. In 1946, she graduated from Wynyard Business School. Frances worked as a clerk, legal receptionist and dental assistant. In 1953, she married Peter Kripky and they had one daughter, Gayle. The family moved from Saskatchewan to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1969 and recently relocated to Brandon to be closer to family. An exceptional cook, Frances was noted for her many delicious dishes, especially apple pie and Christmas tarts. She had many talents cooking, sewing, crocheting, painting, carpentry and her greatest passion, gardening. She spent many hours tending her rose garden. Frances also enjoyed sports, playing baseball as a young girl and later curling. Frances had a deep love for all her family. She was a loving wife, married to Peter for 56 years. A devoted mother, she chose to be a homemaker staying at home to raise her daughter. She spent many years caring for her ailing mother. Above all, her greatest pride and joy were her two grandchildren, Courtney and Madison. Frances (Baba) took great pleasure in attending their activities and celebrating their accomplishments. Baba was most definitely her granddaughters biggest fan. Frances had a knack of doing things that made everyone feel welcomed. She was a caring, compassionate woman, always willing to lend a helping hand, putting the needs of others before her own. Frances was predeceased by her parents Frank and Julia Ostapowich, infant sister Rose, brother Joe and sister-in-law Eileen, sister Helen and brother-in-law Pat Latoski. Frances leaves to mourn her passing her beloved husband Peter, daughter Gayle and son-in-law Brent White, granddaughters Courtney and Madison, brother Anthony and sister-in-law Rose, as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends. She will be sadly missed. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. James Ahaneku as Celebrant. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Frances may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. A mother and grandmothers love is forever nothing can take it from you, for it lives in your heart and your memories and is part of all that you do.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HOTAIN: Lorna Janet Hotain passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the age of 62 years. A traditional wake service will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall. The funeral service will take place on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall. The family would like to thank Dr. Riche and the staff of the 2nd floor at the Assiniboine Centre for all the excellent care Lorna received during her stay. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HARRIGAN: Ruby. Suddenly, on Sunday, November 22, 2009 Ruby passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 79 years. Ruby was born in Roblin, Manitoba to Joseph and Myrtle Steffler and the family lived in Roblin for several years and then moved to Dauphin, Manitoba. Ruby attended school in Dauphin and worked at several places in Dauphin that included the Dauphin Creamery; Central Meats and the Manitoba Telephone System. It was when Ruby was living in Dauphin that she married Pat Harrigan. When Ruby moved to Brandon she worked at Sunnyside Golf Course. Ruby became the owner of Sunnyside Golf Course in 1990 and resided at Sunnyside Golf Course until the time of her death.Ruby enjoyed curling and golfing and was very good at playing cards. Ruby loved spending quiet time putting together jigsaw puzzles and working on crossword puzzles. Ruby enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and especially being able to celebrate holidays with them. Ruby is survived by her only child, daughter Pam Harrigan and husband Ike Friesen; her grandsons, Tyler and Codi Harrigan- Friesen and her granddaughter Devon Harrigan- Friesen; her brother Brian Steffler, his wife Bev and their children Kristen and Danny; and her sister Grace Stewart. Ruby was predeceased by her granddaughter Nicole; her mother and father, Myrtle and Joe; and brother-in-law Joe Morrison.The urn bearers were grandchildren Tyler, Codi & Devon Harrigan-Friesen.Cremation took place at Memories Chapel in Brandon, Manitoba. The funeral service took place at Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin on November 27, 2009 with Pastor Scott Allen officiating. Internment followed at the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery. Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids (Brandon) or to a charity of ones choice. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services (204) 638-4110. www.sneathstrilchuk.com
BUCHANAN: Gladys Caroline Buchanan of Brandon passed away at her residence at Fairview Personal Care Home with her daughter at her side on November 22, 2009, two days shy of her 95th birthday. Mom was born at Rathwell, Manitoba on November 24, 1914 to George and Clara Smith. She leaves to mourn her passing her son George (Valerie) of Stonewall, daughter Carolyn Hanna (Greydon) of Brandon and four grandchildren, Mike Hanna (Erin) of Tumbler Ridge, B.C., Kelly Boechler (Bryan) of Calgary, Nancy and Chad Buchanan (Shellen) of Stonewall; also three great grandchildren Brittany, Hannah and Joshua, two sisters Doris Harvey of Kelowna, Ina Parker of St. Claude and one brother Lawrence of Port Coquitlam, B.C. Mom grew up in Rathwell where she met her husband Duncan. They lived there until his retirement from UGG elevator and moved to Winnipeg for a short time before settling in Glenboro for many years. After Dad's passing, Mom moved to Brandon to be near her daughter and lived at the Lions Manor where she enjoyed many happy years until ill health forced her to move to Fairview. Mom loved her vegetable garden, doing jigsaw puzzles and word puzzles. She was always active in her church and choir. At Fairview, she enjoyed as many activities as health would allow, especially the bingo, teas and chatting with all the good friends she met there. She was predeceased by her husband Duncan in 1988, grandson Kenneth Hanna in 1976, sister Mary and brother Albert. A graveside service was held at the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Headingley, Manitoba where she was laid to rest beside her husband, Duncan. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
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AMOS: Gwen Amos passed away at her residence Fairview Home on November 5, 2009 at the age of 80 years. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Brandon City Cemetery, West lawn Section, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Cathcart officiating. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 451 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
NATSUK: Barbara, formerly of Winnipeg, passed away November 26, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada. For further information phone Real at 204-489-4175.
KSHYMENSKY: The passing of Tammy Marie Kshymensky (Davis), beloved mother of Anthony and Autumn, occurred at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, November 29, 2009. Visitation with family will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Ceremony to Celebrate Tammy's Life will be held at Grand Valley Community Church, 1620 Braecrest Drive, on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Joel Klemick will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7. Complete obituary to follow.Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WEBSTER: Betty Lorraine Webster of Melita, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the age of 62. She was predeceased by her father Ernie Thompson and husband Wayne; father-in-law Harold Webster; sister- in-law Arlene Olynyk and her three children Mark, Laurean and Sonia. Betty is survived by her 2 daughters: Kim (Kelly) Vandemark and children Aaron, Kristopher and Megan all of Tolley, ND. and Sandra (Ryan) Cook and children Ally, Kayla, Lane and Carter all of Birtle, Manitoba ; mother Jean Thompson of Melita; brother Bob Thompson (Cheryl Ann Shaw) of Gainsborough, SK.; mother-in-law Phyllis Webster of Swan River, Manitoba; brother-in-law Jim (Noreen) Webster and family all of Swan River, Manitoba. A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11:00 am from the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB. with Rev. Jeri Bjornson & Rev. Barb Alston officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Melita Cemetery.Donations may be given to the Melita Personal care Home Activities Dept., Box 459, Melita, Manitoba, R0M 1L0, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.
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NATSUK: Barbara, formerly of Winnipeg, passed away November 26, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada. For further information phone Real at 204-489-4175.
GRIFFITHS: Gladys Helen Griffiths, October 10, 1913 - November 27, 2009. Gladys passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Nursing Home on November 27, 2009 at the age of 96. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Harold in January 2009. Gladys was born at Elva, MB to parents Walter and Margaret Holmes. The family later moved to the Lyleton area, where she attended school. In 1934 Gladys started work as a telephone operator and in 1942 she moved to Oak River to work. It was there she met Harold Griffiths. They were married in 1943 and in 2008 they celebrated their 65th anniversary. In 1966 Gladys and Harold retired from farming and moved to Brandon. In 2006 they both moved into the Hillcrest Nursing Home. Gladys is survived by her daughters Linda (Tony) Toews and Shirley Londry, her grandsons Doug Orr (Jan Black) and Denis Londry (Amy Lee) her nieces Jean (Tom) Bridgeman and Audrey Clark here in Manitoba as well as other nieces and nephews in Canada and England. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday December 5, 2009 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oak River Church, Oak River, Manitoba, R0K 1T0 or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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MORRICE: Betty Morrice, beloved wife of the late Jim Morrice and loving mother of Russell and Lenna, passed away at Virden Health Centre on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Funeral services will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba on Thursday, December 3, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Reston United Church or Willow View Personal Care home in memory of Betty.
Email messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels, Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
CHRISTIE: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Monday, November 30, 2009, Betty Anne Christie (nee Richards) of Glenboro,Manitoba. Betty leaves to mourn her passing her loving family, husband Stephen Stubby, children Mel (Colleen) of Glenboro, Richard (Carol) of Brandon, Nadine of Glenboro; five grandchildren Caitlin, Mallory, Bobbi, Lindsay, Samantha, Derek & wife Brittany & by great grandchild Torah. Betty is also survived by a sister, Sister Joyce Richards of Winnipeg. She was predeceased by a brother Willard Richards & by two sisters Allys Conrady and Elva McGregor. A Celebration of Bettys life will be held on Thursday December 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Bettys memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.
On line condolences can be sent to email@example.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 827-2480.
MEADOWS: Barbara Meadows , beloved wife of David, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Monday, November 30th 2009, at the age of 52. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Brockie Donovan 332-8th St. on Monday, December 7th at 2:30 p.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation. #304, 1 Wesley Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4C6.
SCHETTLER: Murray Schettler. It is with sorrow the family of Murray Schettler, announces his passing on November 27, 2009. Murray was predeceased by his mother, Katherine and grandfather, Glen. He is survived by one brother, Mike (Nicole); one sister, Marcia (Leonard); his father, Mike and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina from 12:00 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 prior to the service. A Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009. Donations, in memoriam, may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 917 Albert Street, Regina, SK, S4R 2P6 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada Saskatchewan Chapter, 1545 C McAra Street, Regina, SK, S4N 6H4. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com
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