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KISSOCK: The death of Allan Boyd Kissock occurred at his residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Allan was born in Carberry, Manitoba. He was raised in Shilo and attended schools in Shilo and Douglas. He worked for Manitoba Telephone Systems until 1972 when he was forced to retire due to the progression of Multiple Sclerosis. He entered Fairview Home in 1987. In 1991 he was named to the board at Fairview and represented the residents concerns. He remained on the board after integration with the RHA and retired from the board in 2009. Allan is survived by his wife Rosemary; daughter Tracy (Terry) Mansel; son Boyd and grandson Lyle Kissock; his brothers Bob of Brandon, Jack of Portage La Prairie, and his sister Evelyn of Claresholm, Alberta. Allan was predeceased by his parents Jack and Mina Kissock and brothers Glen, Alex and William. A graveside service will be held at the Carberry Plains Cemetery on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Fairview for the devoted care and friendship they provided to Allan. Thank you for the cards of sympathy and donations made to the MS Society. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Allan to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BURT: Gladys Martha (Fletcher). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great- great-grandmother on Friday, April 8th, 2011. She was born September 24th, 1916 to John and Catherine Fletcher on a farm five miles south of Oak River, Manitoba. Her early childhood was spent in the Oak River District. At eight years old she and her sister, Bessie accompanied their parents on a visit to the old country, County of Tyronne, Ireland. Gladys married Leonard John Burt on October 27th, 1937 and they farmed in the Lothair district for over 35 years. They raised five children and she was kept busy during that time as a homemaker as well as being involved in a number of outside chores. She drove a school van for a number of years, belonged to the Lothair Daly Guild and participated with her neighbors in Quilting Bees. In the fall of 1972, Mom & Dad moved to Rivers where they purchased a home. She worked at Rivers Home Bakery for a few years. She belonged to 55+ Senior Club where she participated in cards, lawn bowling and other activities. During their time in Rivers Mom & Dad visited friends and relatives in Ontario, Quebec and vacationed in North and South Dakota. When Dad passed away in January, 1982, she continued to live in the house they purchased and then moved to Westwood Lodge in 1994. She lived there until health forced her to move into Birch Lodge Nursing Home in Hamiota in 2008. She participated in a number of activities at Birch Lodge including, listening to music, dancing, visiting with fellow residents, baking, puzzles and bingos. She was a loving and compassionate mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great- great-grandmother. Mom is survived by children, Marlene (Murray) Genung, Mayvis (Jim) Sesak, Jack (Wendy), Brian (Margaret), Linda (Syl) MacDougall; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 9 great- great-grandchildren and brother -in-law Cliff (Beryle) Burt. She is also survived by a number of nephews and nieces who were special to her during her life. Mom was predeceased by her husband Leonard in January 1982; parents John and Catherine Fletcher, sister Bessie (Wes) Brandon and infant sister, Margaret Jane. Also predeceased by two nephews Daryl Brandon and Doug Burt in 2009. Funeral Service was held at Oak River United Church on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Pallbearers were six grandsons: Donald Genung, Jamie Burt, Shawn Sesak, Brent Burt, Chris Sesak, and Patrick MacDougall.
BRISCOE: Thomas Cooper Briscoe was born December 1, 1931 at Wigton, Cumbria, England to Curiven and Jane Briscoe. Following a long battle with lung disease he passed away at Minnedosa Hospital, March 25, 2011 with Dorothy and Bruce at his side. As a lad Tom loved everything about the farm, especially the animals. He left school at an early age to become a farm worker. One of his proud accomplishments during this time was winning the plowing competition. In later years he became a lorry driver and traveled the length and breadth of the U.K. Tom came to Canada in October 1984 on a cold and snowy day. One of his first stops was to buy some long underwear. Here he joined Dorothy on the Curle family farm. Although farming methods were a little different than in England, he quickly became an active participant in the farm life. One of the problems he encountered was that someone kept putting the steering wheel on the wrong side of the vehicles. Tom and Dorothy were married December 20, 1986. They shared a love of farm life, raising and showing Simmental cattle. Many happy hours were spent tending to their yard and garden. Love of travel led them to travel across Canada from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton Island. There were also cruises to the Caribbean and to Alaska. Over the years there were several trips to the U.K. to visit family and friends. Tom took up the sport of curling after coming to Canada but his favorite recreation was dancing. Tom and Dororthy traveled many miles to old time dances. While they enjoyed a rousing polka or a quick step, the old time waltz was definitely the favorite. They began to go camping several years ago and visited many places in their R.V. The past four years were spent at Oak Lake, where Tom could be seen motoring around the campground on his scooter. He loved the freedom this gave him and thoroughly enjoyed checking out the campground and stopping in for many a “good crack” on his rounds. He was usually one of the first to arrive at the evening campfire and was known to tell the occasional story. Tom took great interest in following the lives of his children and grandchildren on both sides of the ocean. He was so proud of the people they had become and of the potential in the grandchildren. Tom became a member of the Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge, serving as master for one term and as a member of Grand Lodge for one year. The fellowship of the members was an important part of his life. Tom is survived by his wife Dorothy, his children in England: Jeffrey, Michael (Lynn), Carol (John), Steven (Rose), Andrew (Lynn) and Allison, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and his Canadian step children, Lynne, Leonard (Monica), Brenda (Larry), Bruce (Rhonda) and nine step-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Bill (Doreen) and a sister Ann (Edward) in England. At Tom’s request a private graveside service was held April 18th in Minnedosa, with Elgin Hall officiating. His daughter Carol and son Michael were urn- bearers. A memorial tea was held at the 50+ Centre in Minnedosa. Charitable donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Minnedosa Hospital or to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
BLACKSMITH: Reggie Blacksmith (Jim Elk) of Sioux Valley First Nation, beloved husband of Shirley Chaske, passed away peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital, on Tuesday, april 19, 2011 at the age of 80 years. A Traditional Wake will be held at Sioux Valley Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Reggie may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.
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KAUK: The death of Adeline Eugene Kauk of Brandon, widow of the late George Kauk, occurred in Brandon on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PELLETIER: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Susan Faye Pelletier (Spence) at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on April 18th, 2011. Full Obituary to follow.
FERGUSON: Bernadette "Bea", nee Crane, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the age of 75 years. Bernadette is survived by: daughters: Terry (Tim) McLeod of Lorette, Manitoba, Angela (Billy) Burrus of Nashville, Tennessee; sons: Rick (Val) of Carroll, Manitoba, and Gerald (Sherry) of Parksville, B.C.. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Rhianna (Blair) Fitzpatrick, Cody and Carter Ferguson, Michelle (Cody) Allison, Levi Ferguson, Tyler Burrus and Dustin and Capri Carter. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bernadette's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JAMES: John Chester James, November 09, 1929 – April 18, 2011. Suddenly on Monday, April 18, 2011 at his residence, John James passed away. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Bethel Community Church, 430 Lakewood Blvd. Masonic service, regalia may be worn. Longer notice to follow.
Online condolences may be made at Glen Lawn Funeral Home982-7550
MYRAN: In loving memory of our mother Alma Gail Myran who passed away with family by her side on April 17, 2011. Born November 8, 1939, survived by her children Sandi (Brian) Leithwood, Beverley (Greg Smoke) Butler, Patricia (Bruce) Smoke, Christina (Dan Myran) Kytwayhat, Deborah Myran, Edward (Roberta Starr) Myran, Alma Gail (Michael) Paul, Darryl Fletcher, and many nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and former husband Phillip Edward Myran. Alma was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Marjorie (nee Bunn) Standingready, brothers Robert, Peter and Herman Standingready, sister Harriet (nee Standingready) Pederson. Funeral service to be held by Braendle-Bruce Funeral Home, Russell. Wake Saturday, April 23, 2011, 3:00 p.m. Funeral Sunday, April 24, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Birdtail Sioux First Nation School.
BOULET: In loving memory of Murray N. Boulet. Murray died at his home in Killarney, Manitoba on Sunday April 17, 2011 at the age of 64. In accordance with Murray’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Murray may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Transport Services; 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E0V9
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
ERVEN: Irene Ethel Erven entered into rest on February 21, 2011 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 100 years. Funeral service will be held on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Senior Citizen's Association or The MS Society of Canada. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
JOHNSON:Joyce Lorraine (Hamilton) Johnson of Rivers, Manitoba, passed away on Saturday, April 16,2011 at the Riverdale Health Centre. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Robert in 2003. She is survived by her children Joanne Johnson, David (Connie Smith), Dianne (Greg Kowalchuk), and Wanda (Brent Strachan). A service to celebrate the life of Joyce Johnson will be held at Rivers United Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. In memory of Joyce, donations may be made to Rivers Recreation Facilities Review Committee, Box 220; Rivers United Church Property Reserve, Box 444; or Rivers Palliative Care, Box 429, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
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Complete obituary to follow. Arrangements in care of Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota. (866) 620-2744.
DRYDEN: Lillian Dryden, beloved wife of the late Gordon Dryden of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Thursday; April 14, 2011 at the age of 93 years. The funeral service will be held at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Thursday; April 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Breadalbane Cemetery, Lenore, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden and District Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund in memory of Lillian. e-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MUIR: In loving memory of Hazel Irene Muir, beloved wife of Frobes. Hazel died on April 15, 2011 at the Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 86. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 20, 2011 at the Deloraine United Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Del-Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Hazel Canadian Diabetes Association; P.O. Box 26331 STN BRM B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 4R1, or to a charity of own choice.
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Smith Funeral Home Ltd. 747-2088.
CURTIS: Mr. Morley D. Curtis of Reston, MB. beloved son of Don and Jennetta Curtis, and dear brother of Beth passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 15, 2011 at the age of 56 years. Morley is survived by his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Don and Jennetta (Ball) Curtis of Reston; 1 sister: Beth (husband Mike Worthington) Curtis and their children Ty and Shae of Brandon. He is also survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. A funeral service to celebrate Morley's life will be held at the Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. The interment will follow at the Reston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Morley may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron - Directors.
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