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EAGLESTICK: Standord Eaglestick quietly passed away at home on Friday, February 15, 2013 with his loved ones at his side. Viewing, feast, and traditional service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 205 College Ave, Brandon, MB, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wake will follow at Sagkeeng Fellowship Church, Sagkeeng First Nation (Fort Alex) MB. The funeral will take place at Fort Alex Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, February 21,2013 at 2:00 p.m.
McCUTCHEON: William Robert (Bill) passed away peacefully February 5th, 2013 at his residence, Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, MB. Bill was born in Brandon, MB in 1938 to Robert and Jean McCutcheon. He was the oldest of four children. He was predeceased by his parents and his son Shane William. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Margaret; brother David (children); and sisters Jeannie Mackie (children); Dianne (Herb) Howard and children; his children, Darwin and his children Derych, Chantelle, Kayla, Deven (deceased 2012) and Abby; Cherylee (Ross) Farley and her children Jordan and Jason; Tammy (Dean) and her children Billy Jr., Jeremy and Deven; Collin (Monique) and his children Joshua, Daniel and Jacqueline; Tracey; grandson Brett. Bill is also survived by twelve great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. In 1959, Bill returned to school in Winnipeg, MB to attend Winnipeg Technical College where he obtained his Journeyman’s certificate for painting and decorating. Bill strove for excellence and was highly respected in his trade. He was also very verse in the construction industry. Bill never hesitated to do different projects for work, family and friends. Bill enjoyed many hobbies like gardening, making willow furniture, carpentry, hunting and fishing. Throughout his life he enjoyed taking fishing trips with his boys. There were many great stories to hear about the ones that got away. Bill enjoyed taking his kids for camping in the Rockies, hiking, fishing and plenty of water fights. His weekend camping trips routinely started with a stop at KFC on the way out of Calgary and stopping at Cochrane on the way home for homemade ice cream. “Family” played a huge part in Bill’s life; he enjoyed and looked forward to the family get togethers’ at his residence at Bayside. Bill was a sincere man with over 40 years of sobriety; he was a great father and family man. He was and is loved and admired by many. He will be remembered and sadly missed until we meet again. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bayside Personal Care Home. Memorial service was held at the Bayside P.C.H. in Killarney Manitoba on February 9, 2013 Interment will be at a later date.
God grant me the Serenity to acceptThe things I cannot change;The courage to change the things I canAnd the wisdomto know the difference.
Wheatland Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
HOTAIN: Michael Hotain (Isna Chaske) passed onto the spirit world in the early hours of February 14th, 2013 lovingly surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his grandfather Henry Hotain, grandmother Millie Hotain, father Matthew Allen Pratt, mother Agnes Hall, brothers Ronald and Elroy, sisters Lorna, Leona and Rosemarie, sons Lance and Tyson and daughter Crystal. He leaves to mourn his daughters Trudy (Oswald), Michelle (Hawk), Harlene (Hugh), Marti Rose and sons Sonny (Pauline), Monte and Brett (Melissa). He also leaves to mourn his grandchildren, great grandchildren and many extended relatives. Mike’s passing leaves a great loss in his family and community and he will be remembered as a man with a strong sense of humour, who was respectful, traditional, humble, caring and a loving Dakota man. His life is a testament of his love for the Dakota way of life and he shared this through his teachings, language, songs, stories and life on the pow-wow trail. Mike was no stranger to struggles and he faced them with courage and strength. His illness and complications never brought down his spirit rather he utilized the power of prayer to persevere. We as a family are thankful and will continue to honour his memory by practicing and teaching our children and future generations these same qualities and characteristics. We are comforted in knowing that Dad is now with his love, our Mom, who passed away seven years ago. He talked often of their life together and the memories they created. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Dakota Oyate Lodge for their kindness and compassion in their caring for Dad, friends and relatives who came to visit and wished him well from afar – your heartfelt condolences are greatly appreciated. A traditional wake will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at the Hehaka Sica/Elk Family Cemetery. Traditional services will be conducted by Eyapahan’s Percy Tacan and Mark Hall. Reverend Dave Thiessen will officiate the funeral service. The family welcomes all who wish to pray, sing and share throughout the wake and funeral. In the Dakota way there is no goodbye, we will see each other once again. “There is no death only a change of worlds”, Chief Seattle.
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LUNDY: It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Victoria Lundy announces her passing at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Marg was born in Alameda, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1917 and moved with her parents and siblings to Brandon at an early age. She married Wesley Lundy in 1939 and continued to reside in Brandon until her death. Marg was employed at various retail stores during her working years, including Jo-Ann’s Ladies Wear and Stylerite Department Store. In previous years, Marg had volunteered her time with the Prairie Oasis Senior Centre and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3. She received a Life Membership award in 2002. Above all, she was a loving mother, sister and aunt. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Catherine Parker, three brothers, two sisters, one nephew and her husband Wes, Marg will be sadly missed by her daughter Judy of Brandon, sister Isabel De Marsh of Calgary, brother-in-law Mick Little of Long Beach, Washington and by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and by many friends. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and engaging smile. The Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
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HEUCHERT: Maria Heuchert (née Moritz): It is with great sadness, the family announces the sudden death of Maria Heuchert, beloved wife of Georg, on February 7, 2013. Mourning her loss are her husband Georg, sons Ralph (Kareen) of Brandon and Philip (Katherine) of Leduc, Alberta; grandchildren Amelia and Evan Heuchert of Edmonton, Nolan Heuchert of Brandon, Ian Vicker (Amberlee) and family of Leduc, Alberta; brother Joe Moritz (Helmi) of Brandon and sister Herta Gudauskas (Peter) of Winnipeg; brothers-in-law Philip (Edith) Heuchert and Putzi Heuchert of Germany; sisters-in-law Erika Ehmann of Salmon Arm, B.C., Ushie Heuchert of Winnipeg, Ellie Heuchert of Abbotsford, B.C., as well as many nieces and nephews. Maria was born and educated in the town of Bingola in the former Yugoslavia. During the war, she and her family spent many lean and difficult years as refugees in Austria before immigrating to Alberta, Canada in 1953. It was on this fateful trans-Atlantic journey that she would meet her future husband, Georg. After a year, during a hard stint working in the sugar beet fields of Alberta, she would join Georg in Winnipeg, where they married and their two sons were born, before moving to Brandon and briefly, Hamburg, Germany, and finally making their home in the natural beauty of the Brandon Hills. Here, Maria could nurture her passion for gardening and enjoy the wildlife on their property. With her husband and sons, she also enjoyed the many camping and fishing trips throughout Manitoba, as well as at their property in Salmon Arm, B.C. with its orchards and magnificent views. Maria was creative and gifted in so many ways, whether in sewing, needlework, cooking or entertaining. Her greatest joys were her husband, sons and grandchildren, but she also cherished the company of her many friends and family. We will remember her for her generosity, loving nature and good humour. Her passing will leave a deep void in our lives and she will be sadly missed by all. A service to celebrate Maria’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on February 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jason Zinko officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maria may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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HARPER: It is with great sadness that we announce that Joyce Florine Harper (nee McCaffrey), age 88 years, passed away peacefully in the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, February 3, 2013 in the company of family members. She is survived by her husband Gerald of 66 years; her six children: Hugh (Janet) Harper, Dawn (Don) Curtis, Ron (Jan) Harper, Dale (Anne) Harper, Joy (Marty) Gove and Michele (Kelly) Pettinger as well as twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and her sister, Beryl. Mom was born in Miami, Manitoba on March 30, 1924 and in her early years developed her flair for baking while working in her father’s bakery. Upon completion of high school, she began her career as a bank teller which was short lived once she met her future husband, Gerald Harper. They married and started a family in McCreary, Manitoba. Mom’s greatest love was her family. She will be long remembered for the many family gatherings, concerts, celebrations and holidays which everyone cherished. Mom was always up for a game of cards, scrabble or just relaxing doing puzzles during these gatherings. She enjoyed many years at Clear Lake especially in the old camp ground cooking on the old wood stove as well their “Motley Crew” friends from Deer Road and area. More recently, she loved her twenty plus winters in Mesa, Arizona, where she loved to dance and could display her many skills at the bridge table or at any card game. Despite an acute fear of water, Mom loved to go fishing with friends and family. A service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Valley Community Church, 1620 Braecrest Drive. Pastor Wayne Boldt will officiate.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
FOURIE: Dr. Suedrine Louw (Fourie) from Brandon, Manitoba passed away peacefully on the 10th of February 2013 after a long battle with cancer, with her family by her bedside. She leaves behind her husband, Theo, sons Jean and Philip, daughter Surien, mother, Rina Louw in Brandon and brothers Louwtjie and Eben Louw in South Africa. She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and was raised on the family farm. After graduating high school she decided to study education in South Africa. She taught science to high school students for seven years and then decided to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She graduated from Medical School at the University of Stellenbosch in 1983 and then moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa after marrying her husband. There they raised their three children until 2003 when the family decided to immigrate to Canada. Here she worked as a family physician alongside her husband, Dr. Theo Fourie, at the Western Medical Clinic. She was much loved by her very loyal patients who enjoyed their visits and talks with her on a regular basis. She always gave her all to her patients and tried to be a mentor, be a friend and companion to them. She was a very committed Christian and always involved in her congregation, the First Christian Reformed Church, and on committees where her expertise could be utilized. She dedicated her life to the Lord and tried to serve him in every capacity of her life. She loved the arts and enjoyed classical music, ballet and the opera tremendously. She was always a very creative person; creating, designing and sewing clothes, doing crafts and being creative in the home. Her home was her haven and a true reflection of her personality. She enjoyed people’s company and always had someone over to share, cry and sympathise with. She was wise in handing out advice and sharing people’s lives. We will all miss her. A memorial service will be held on 27th April 2013 at the First Christian Reformed Church on Victoria Avenue when her youngest son, Philip, will be back from his studies abroad. If friends so desire, a donation in memory of Suedrine can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all the doctors that were involved with her care and to all the staff at the Palliative Care Ward at Brandon Regional Health Centre who made her life so much easier over the past month.
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DUNSMORE: Gloria Dunsmore (née Kelleher) of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Gloria was predeceased by her son Michael Gye Pawlyshyn, parents R. A. Kelleher, sisters June Kelleher and Dawna (Gordon) Phillips, brother-in-law Dr. Wilfred Cotter and sister-in-law Murielle. Gloria is survived by her sisters Mae Cotter, Twlya (Allan) Warwaruk, brothers Jim, Jack (Marian), Pat (Joan), and numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria lived in Windsor, ON for a number of years. She worked as a hostess of the Elmwood Casino. She returned to Brandon in 1963, and she went back to school receiving her diploma as a hair stylist. She was employed at Assiniboine Community College in hairstyling, then in later years taught basic computing at the College. She had a great fondness for all the people she worked with. The family wishes to express our appreciation for the care Gloria received at Hillcrest Place. Gloria was a devout member of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jorge Mante as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gloria may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9.
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DEMERS: Marie Louise Demers of Brandon, beloved mother of Roy, Carol, John, and wife of the late Leo Joseph Demers, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the age of 92. Marie was born on January 12, 1921 at Meyronne, Saskatchewan. She grew up and received her education in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. Upon moving to Brandon in the early 50’s, she worked at the Brandon General Hospital and also worked seasonally at McKenzie Seeds. Marie and Leo got the urge to travel when they retired. They travelled to Europe, throughout the United States, Alaska and from one side of Canada to the other, and north to Churchill. Marie enjoyed bowling, square dancing and was always happy to join a game of cards. She was one of the original members of the East End Sunshine Club and during her younger years was an active member of the CWL. Marie was predeceased by her best friend and loving husband Leo in April 2010. She was also predeceased by her parents Louis and Phillardia Huys, brothers Cyril, Art, Marcel, Medard, Gerard and Gus Huys, sisters Margaret and Clara. Marie is survived by her children Roy (Betty) Demers, Carol (Pat) Baldock and John (Suzanne) Demers as well as grandchildren, Brent (Janice) Demers, Brad (Janna) Demers, Kyle and Justin Demers and great grandchildren, Jacob and Jordyn and Brooke Demers. Marie is also survived by her sister Dora (Malcolm) Workman of Regina and sisters-in-law Evelyn (Gus), Joy (Gerard), Betty (Art), and Estelle (Medard) Huys, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Marie may be made to a charity of choice.
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BRIESE: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, cherished uncle and dear friend, Ernest Charles Briese. Ernie passed away February 15, 2013 at Minnedosa Hospital, at the age of 87. Ernie is survived by his wife of 63 years Audrey, son Robert and daughter Lois. Ernie was predeceased by a son James in 2002, sisters Elizabeth Manderson and Marguerite Baker, and brother Lloyd Briese. He will be sadly missed by sisters Lillian Sangster and Laverne (Amie) Decock, and sister-in- law Ila McNabb. Also left to cherish his memory are many nephews and nieces whose lives he touched with his love, kindness and generosity. Ernie was born July 6, 1925 to parents Julius and Rose Briese, and grew up on the family farm in the Dumfries district near Neepawa. He attended Dumfries school, then went to High School in Neepawa. While there he worked out for neighboring farmers and at the Neepawa Hospital doing chores, and was a member of the Neepawa Air Cadets. Ernie enlisted in the R.C.A.F. and graduated as Air Gunner just as the war ended. Following discharge he drove a taxi until he was hired by Anglo Canadian Oils in Neepawa where he became a manager in 1948. Ernie married Audrey (Chisholm) in 1946 and they lived in Neepawa until his transfer to Birtle in 1958. He opened the branch in Birtle and they remained there until 1964 when they purchased a half section of land near Minnedosa. It was a wonderful place to live and Ernie returned to work for Gulf Oil until he retired in 1980. He loved to visit with the farmers when he delivered their oil. Ernie enjoyed the country life, tending their large garden, making yard decorations out of scraps, chopping wood, and helping nephews on their farms during seeding and harvest. While in Neepawa, Ernie joined the Royal Canadian Legion and the Oddfellows Lodge As a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce he helped to construct the first street signs in Neepawa. Ernie and Audrey traveled to many destinations in Canada and U.S.A. and happy times were spent on the road in their travel van. In 2000, after 37 years on the farm, they moved into Minnedosa. There Ernie continued with his favorite pastimes, chopping wood for the stove, playing cribbage and listening to old time music. His sense of humor and cheery nature was enjoyed by all who knew him.
Through our sadness we find solaceThat your weary heart is now at restCherished memories will keep you closeIn the hearts of us, whose lives you blessed.
In compliance with Ernie’s wishes, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Interment will take place at Neepawa Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Minnedosa Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to can make a donation in Ernie’s memory to Neepawa Beautiful Plains Foundation, Minnedosa Foundation, or any charity of choice. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Minnedosa Hospital for their care, and to friends and relatives for their kindness during Ernie’s illness.
MITCHELL: After 99 years of a wonderful life, Jean Mitchell passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Assiniboine Centre, in Brandon. Jean was born on September 11, 1913 to Joseph and Charlotte Warren in Rivers, Manitoba. This was the same year Rivers was incorporated as a town. She was so looking forward to the 100 year celebrations. Jean was the youngest of five children. The family moved to Blackpool, England in 1914, where her father enlisted in the British Army. After the war, the family returned to Rivers and took up residence on Fifth Avenue. She attended school in Rivers. On September 15, 1936, Jean married her best friend and the love of her life, Roy Mitchell. They resided in Rivers until 1963 when they moved to Winnipeg and later Brandon. She was an active member in St. James Women’s Auxiliary while in Rivers and later in St. George’s in Brandon. She was also a member of Rivers Rebekah Lodge. While in Rivers she curled at the Rivers Curling Club and in later years never missed a curling game on television. The joys of Jean’s life were her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren and she loved them all dearly. She could tell you all their names from the oldest to the youngest. She had a passion for knitting and until her eyesight started to fail her, she loved to knit sweaters for them all. Mom and Dad loved to travel and after Dad retired they took trips to New Zealand, Australia, Scotland and England to visit several relatives. They had also enjoyed trips to the east and west coasts of Canada visiting all the family. Jean is survived by son Bob (Gwen) of Kingston, Ontario; daughter Lorna Simmons of Brandon, and son Glen (Helen) of Brandon; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, all living across Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Roy; her parents; step mother; two sisters and two brothers. A private burial service will take place at the Rivers Cemetery with a memorial service held at a later date. A special thanks to all the staff at Sokol Supportive Housing, Dr. Large and staff of the Western Medical Centre, and the third floor nursing staff at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre for all their kindness and care they gave to Mum. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the CNIB, 354 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G1 or a charity of choice.
Always in Our Hearts.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
Mother and daughter Geraldine (Dean) Wilkins (nee Stevenson), died at home Trevartha Farm, U.K. April 25, 2012, age 60.Marjorie Polo/Stevenson (nee Horner), died at home Brandon, MB December 1, 2012, age 88.
Loved and missed.
NYKOLIATION: Jerry Nykoliation of Brandon passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 77. Jerry was born November 20, 1935 at the Shoal Lake Hospital. He lived with his family in the Seech area until 1948 when their house burned down and then they relocated to the Kelloe area. Jerry married Jeanette Franko in 1977 and then in 1979 they were blessed with a son Jeffrey. Jerry enjoyed farming and curling in his earlier years. There was always a holiday every year to different destinations in Canada and the United States, which also included a cruise to the Mexican Riviera in 2005. Jerry retired from farming in 2003 and then in 2007 moved to Brandon. Jerry was predeceased by his parents John and Sophie and niece Beverley Lecuyer. He is survived by his wife Jeanette; son Jeffrey; sisters Lesia (Leonard) Michalchuk and Helen (Percy) Ewanation both of Winnipeg. The family would like to thank the staff at CGP and 3A and a special thank you to his nurse Mike. The funeral service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda will officiate. Pallbearers are Dennis Franko, Paul Sorochynski, John Malchuk, Dallas Malchuk, Randy Kozak and Brian Nykoliation. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the Manitoba Neurofibromatosis Support Group, Box 2025, Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
REID: Ann Reid of Shoal Lake passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 76 years. Ann is survived by her husband Robert and her children: Dean, Terry, Tammy, Marnie and Trudie and their families. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Westminster United Church, Shoal Lake with Jamie Bradshaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, Palliative Care or to a charity of their choice. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements.
RUNIONS: Raymond Leonard, 74 years old, died suddenly at his residence in Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Ray will be remembered by his children, grandchildren, great grand- children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at3:00 p.m. Private interment in the Elkhorn Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Ray, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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