Classifieds / Obituaries
BARRIT: Carolyn Alice Barrit (née Makowski). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, daughter, sister, and friend Carolyn Alice Barrit on May 10, 2012 at the age of 57 years. After a courageous battle with cancer, Carolyns final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She will be deeply missed by her family: her parents Steve and Sally Makowski, her children Shawn (Jane) Barrit and Michelle (Steve) Wahl, her brother Garry, her sister Connie (Sean and Ethan) Sodomsky, Hamish Barrit, her beloved pet Yorkies Buttons and Becky, her cats Bailey and Casey, and her horse Sugar. Born in Gilbert Plains, and raised in Dauphin, Carolyns love of the outdoors and her special bond with animals were present from an early age. She moved to Winnipeg as a young mother where she selflessly raised her two children, working as a nurse and as the owner-operator of two independent businesses. An ever-caring and nurturing soul, Carolyn adopted many stray animals and pets over the years. She was fiercely independent, and in 2007, this independence and her love of the outdoors drew her to spend time in several communities in southern Manitoba before settling in Brandon in 2011. This allowed her to spend more time riding horses with close friends and camping throughout the summers. With a touch of wanderlust and always looking for the next horizon, Carolyns moves provided opportunities for another favourite pastime renovating and redecorating until things were just right something she even tried to do from her hospital bed. Carolyn loved to read, bake, shop, and keep in touch with friends and family on the phone. We will always cherish her kind heart, gift of gab, and the many memories we made together. Carolyn will be dearly missed. The family wishes to thank the palliative care team at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their care, kindness, and compassion. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BOURDEAU D'HUI: George Gustaf, September 19, 1929 - May 7, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather George, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Marie, brother Marcel and sister Yvonne. Remaining to forever cherish his memory are wife Josephine, children Dianne (Randy), Paul, Larry (Pat), Gerald (Cheryl), Lorrie (Dale), grandchildren Devin, Ashley, Megan, Brendan, Brandon and Brianna. George spent his early years in the Swan Lake area. Then after entering the work force in the construction business he moved to Brandon where he spent the remainder of his life. He was very proud of his family spending time at the lake fishing and helping clean the many and varied fish ready for the next meal. Fall saw him out trudging through the snow in pursuit of a prized deer, which made many a winter stew. In his early years handball was his favourite pastime and getting to the games with his buddies on weekends was a must. George enjoyed bowling, music and dancing with his favourite gal. In later years due to health problems he slowed down and spent time reading, doing puzzles and those unforgettable crib games. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors on A2 Assiniboine Centre for their dedicated care during his final stay. A private family celebration of George's life will take place with a graveside ceremony at Brandon Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel andPre-Planning Centre, 727-0330
CARTLIDGE: Vera Elizabeth (Bessie) Cartlidge (nee Canning). On Monday, May 14, 2012 our beloved mother Vera Elizabeth Cartlidge passed away at the Souris District Hospital. She was born November 25, 1915 on the farm in Deleau, Manitoba to Margaret Isabelle (nee White) and ErmineStanley Clive Canning. She attended school in Deleau and Carroll. In 1935 she began her career in nursing at the Souris Hospital graduating as an RN in 1938. After a long and rewarding career she retired from the Souris Hospital as Director of Nursing in 1980. Subsequently, she was employed by Victoria Park Lodge for a number of years. She was also active in the St. Lukes Anglican Church where she played the organ for forty eight years as well as being very involved in the community with the Rebecca Lodge, the ACW, and many other organizations. She was predeceased by her husband Reginald Cartlidge and her two sisters; Marguerite Doreen Cox and Wilna Mae (Billie) McIntosh. She is survived by her daughter Linda Heape (Wayne), her son Bruce Cartlidge (Myrna), five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Bessie is also survived by Brother-in-law Bob McIntosh and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Souris St Lukes Anglican Church Memorial Fund or to the Souris Nurses Education Fund c/o Souris Hospital. Funeral service was held on Friday May 18, 2012 at St. Lukes Anglican Church with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. A private interment was held in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery.
COLLINS: Wilfred Thomas passed away May 15, 2012 in Brandon. Wilf leaves to mourn his son Christopher (Mikaela), grandchildren Ryan and Lorelai,brothers Clifford Collins (Loa), Lorne Collins and sister Sharon Hamilton (Rick) and many nieces and nephews. Wilf was predeceased by his wife Ollie, infant son Jeffrey and his parents Olive and Charles Plowman. Wilf was born in Petrel on June 16, 1936 and was raised in Carberry where he worked for Tom Hood. He then went to Campbell River, B.C. to work at the saw mill. He returned to Winnipeg to work for Alsips Building and Product Services. From there he moved to Port Arthur, ON where he apprenticed as a plumber. There he met the love of his life, Olga Borodey. They moved back to Winnipeg and were married on July 30, 1966. He worked for a plumbing company before moving to Sprucewoods in 1971 where he worked for DND and owned "Collins Plumbing & Heating" until his retirement. Wilf was very active in his community of Sprucewoods and on the Douglas United Church Board. He loved a game of golf and enjoyed his coffee meetings with his buddies. Wilf was a gentle soul with many friends. "He will be missed by all." Interment will take place at Madford Cemetery on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Following the interment a Celebration of Wilf's Life will be held at Douglas United Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRIGG: Jacqueline B. May 7, 1939 - May 15, 2012. The family announces with sadness the passing of Jacquie on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Jacquie was born, raised, educated, and worked her entire life in Brandon before retiring on May 28, 2007, completing 50 years of service in the workforce. Jacquie is survived by her sister Marilyn (Guenther), nephew Gary (Cheryl and stepson Jonah), niece Karen (Steven), great niece Melissa Anne, and numerous cousins. Jacquie was predeceased by both her parents in 1998. The family would like to thank Jacquie's friends, coworkers, and neighbours who were part of her life and her friendships, and express appreciation to the staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre and Assiniboine Centre Palliative Care for their kind and caring assistance. A private family graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Jacquie's memory may do so to the charity of their choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre 204-727-0330
KOZAK: William Michael Bill, beloved husband of Judy, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the age of 71 years. Bill is also survived by his daughter Michelle, grandchildren Cody (Alex), Kilee (Dan) and great granddaughter Skyelynn; son Allan (Cathy) and grandchildren Amanda, Samantha and Josh. Cremation took place and a private family graveside service was held at the Minnewawa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Souris Health Centre, Box 10, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LITTLE: Shirley Lorrain (McMillan) Little. Very peacefully on January 22 ,2012 at the age of 71. Shirley passed away in the presence of loving family by her side. Shirley predeceased by her husband David in January 2001, son Gordon, grandson Anthony, father and mother Jack and Isobel. Brothers, Bill, Barry, Wally, sister-in-law Myrtle, brother-in-law Jim Boyer. Sadly missed by her daughter Toni (Ray), their daughter Leanne of Alberta, son Dave from Winnipeg and his daughter Kala. Two step grand sons Mike, Brent from Winnipeg and their families, Shirley's brothers Terry (Hazel), Gerald (Becky), Ed (Susan), sisters Mary Boyer, Nettie (Peter) LePage; sisters-in-law Marge, and Kathleen. Her dear mother-in-law Tina Giesbrecht of Morris and The Little Families, many friends. Funeral services were held at Carberry United Church with Rev. Peggy Ried officiating. Luncheon was held. Shirley is resting in MacGregor Cemetery with her husband and family. Shirley was the first born of nine to Jack and Isobel McMillan of Pine Creek. Shirley at 6 months old was stuck with the out break of polio. She was accepted into the Shriners Hospital for crippled children at age 4. She spent the next 10 years going to school and living in and out of the Shriners which she had 15 operations to help her overcome her disability to walk. Nurses would write letters home for mom until she learnt to write herself. Never complaining of her pain only to ask how her brothers and sister were. Those letters were saved by Shirley's Mom in a scrapbook of Shirley's life in the Shriners. Shirley moved on with life, left with just a swing in her leg as she walked. Later in life she was in a wheel chair. Shirley loved her job as a telephone switchboard operator for the Manitoba Telephone Company in Austin until she married David Little Of MacGregor in 1958. Shirley and David raised three children and lived most of their married life in Winnipeg. After the passing of Dad, mom moved to Carberry residing the last 11 years at the Carberry Lodge. Her favorite thing to do was play cards with her friends. Mom was a very proud, strong, independent woman who struggled with her disabilities with grace and determination not to be a burden to any one. She had a great sense of humour, great smile, and laughter to go with it ...She loved to be with the family and enjoyed her friends.
MOM, God knew you might never get well upon this earth again. He saw the roadways getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered; "Peace be thine".It broke our hearts to lose you but you never went alone,For part of us went with you The day God called you home.
Love and memories foreverin our hearts.God has made you pain free we can be grateful.
Love, daughter Toni, son Dave, and family.
MACK: Raymond Constant Mack passed away on May 10, 2012 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 64 years. In accordance with his wishes no public service will be held. Bardal Funeral Home and Crematorium, 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474.
NEILL: William (Dennis, Den, Uncle Buck) Neill, born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 21, 1937 (age zero), and passed in Penticton, B.C on May 9, 2012 (age 74). Dennis reunites with his brothers, Barry and Pat, and parents Celia and Jim.
What a ride! (his words)Life was well until August 2010 when cancer invaded. Dennis was truly brave and endured all of the recommended treatments. Right to the very end he maintained his solid mind, fantastic spirit and sense of humour. A special thanks to Dr. Tim Phillips who refused to give up. Dennis joined the RCMP in 1957, but left only three years later after a tragic event with one of his partners. During the time in service he made numerous friends (U Troops) who he remained in touch with ever since. He lived his life mostly as a bachelor and had a passion for sales and people. He called New Zealand home for a few years where he built many close relationships. He was later sales manager for Alberta Distillers and then at the Royal Towers in New Westminster (remember the Brandon Boys annuals there?) and finally the Penticton Inn. In his retirement years, and seeing as he was single and childless (at least as far as we know!), Dennis was once tasked with looking after his nephew's two children age 10 and 12 in Kelowna for a week. The outcome was predictable and inevitably he became known as Uncle Buck. Den provided us a draft of his obituary a week before passing. He signed it, The Buck stops here... Love Dennis. Dennis will forever be part of the fun and warm memories shared by many. In that sense, he is still with us, and perhaps doing the infamous rolling of those eyes. A celebration will be held on Saturday June 2nd in Kelowna at Michele and Michael Neill's home. Please call 250-212-3814 if you would like to join us.
STANSALL: David Wayne. Wayne passed away on April 27, 2012 at the Souris Health Centre. Wayne was born April 12, 1959 in Deloraine and was raised and attended school in Hartney. He was considered an entrepreneur from a very young age, starting with a paper route, carpentry and then the passion of his life, agriculture sales. He worked for Co-op Implements in both Hartney and Portage then moving on to Tweeds, Bourgault as a product specialist, then to Atkinson Implements for many years and most recently at Miller Farm Equipment. Wayne was a Legion and Elks member and actively involved in his community. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trips on his motorcycle. Wayne was predeceased by his parents John and Marion Stansall, and infant daughter Joselyn and nephew Jon. Wayne is survived by his wife Geri, Son Andrew (Natasha) grandchildren Madison, Peyton, India and Jackson, sons Greg, Danny and Scott. Sister Marilyn (Keith) and Jason, mother-in-law Alice, brother- in-law Randy (Linda), sister- in-law Lillian (Marty), brother-in-law Boxer, (Maureen), sister-in-law Monica (Conrad) and numerous nieces and nephews. A service was held May 3, 2012 at the Hartney Centennial Centre at 2:00 pm followed by internment at the Riverside Cemetery and lunch at the Centennial Centre. Donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Hartney Legion or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
SUTHERLAND: Helen Elizabeth Sutherland; beloved wife of the late George Sutherland and mother of Doreen (Clare) Clark and Murray Sutherland; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 95 years of age. A service to celebrate Helens life will be held at the Isabella Community Church, Isabella, MB on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Isabella Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Helens memory to the Isabella Community Fund, Isabella, MB, R0M 0Y0 or to the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be sent via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CHRISTIE: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Monday May 14, 2012 at the age of 80 years, Margaret Ruth Christie (nee Mooney), of Glenboro, MB. Ruth leaves to mourn her passing her loving daughter Donna (Garth) Christison of Brookdale MB, grandchildren Adam (Heather) & Katherine (Kevan) Lawrence and by great granddaughter Kyra Christison; brothers Dave (Shirley) Mooney of Wawanesa, Bill (Marg) Mooney of Ottawa Ont., brother-in-law Jack (Betty) Medd as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Bruce (1994), son George (1968), parents George & Olive (nee Lawson), brother Bob (Flora) & by a sister Janet Medd. A Celebration of Ruths life will be held on Friday May 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Glenboro United Church. Interment to take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Following the service, a reception will be held in the United Church C. E. Building. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Ruths memory to a charity of ones choice.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
FIDLER: It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Isabel "Nan" Fidler, age 81 years, passed away with her family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The ceremony to celebrate Joyce's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. A time of visitation will take place on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. also at Memories Chapel. Complete obituary information will follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CARTLIDGE:Bessie, 96 years, beloved wife of the late Reginald Cartlidge, mother of Bruce and Linda, died in the Souris Health Centre on Monday, May 14, 2012. Funeral service will be held St. Lukes Anglican Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Bessie, donations may be made to the St. Lukes Anglican Church Memorial Fund or to the Souris Nursing Education Fund. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
DOWNIE: Edith Grace Downie (nee Thomson), August 6, 1934 May 12, 2012. On Saturday, May 12, 2012 Edith Grace Downie (nee Thomson) aged 77 passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Centre in Stonewall, MB. Edith was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years Thomas Downie and her cherished brother Frank. Edith was a devoted spouse and mother and will be deeply missed by her grandchildren John (Tanya) Downie, Kate Downie and Fiancé; her son Tom (Michelle) Downie; Lorna Davies, Ron Fitzsimmons and family, Lyle and Alice Kjartanson, Bob (Myrtle) Downie, Marty (Curly) Downie, Rob (Fernanda) Downie and Beth Downie. Mom wanted, along with dad, to thank the community of Grosse Isle for the years of support given during both Toms and her illnesses. Along with mom, the family would like to express their appreciation to all the staff, nurses and Doctors at the Interlake Medical Centre and Palliative Care, for their kind and caring assistance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Palliative Care Inc. P.O. Box 1282 Stonewall, MB, R0C 2Z0. MacKenzie Funeral Chapel, Stonewall, (204)467-2525.
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