Classifieds / Obituaries
MOSSON: Stanley Ronald "Moose" Mosson passed away on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ron was born August 25, 1950 and spent his early years in Brandon and Alexander. In his teens, he played bass with the band "We Alone". Later he joined a "Blue Grass" band. As he progressed to his "30's", he preferred to play and listen to music than to dance - much to his wife's dismay. Ron worked for 39 years in the STORES/SPD department at the Brandon General Hospital and latterly the Brandon Regional Health Authority. He was a member of the Brandon Retriever Club and the Brandon Curling Club. Curling was a major interest for Ron, as he made theice, curled and taught junior curling for five years at the Brandon Curling Club. Golfing was another passion and of course, R-Ving with their new camper. The last two summers at Onanole were the best. Ron and Eileen developed a large circle of "seasonal campers" there and seldom missed a weekend "at the lake". Ron is survived by his wife Eileen and sons Josh and Jason, also his mother-in-law Eva Onisimchuk, brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Stan "Bant" and Avonna Mosson. A Ceremony to Celebrate Ron's life was held Wednesday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Central United Church, with Mona Franklin officiating. Urn bearer was Jason Mosson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, CancerCare Facility, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Rest in peace "Moss". We'll miss you dearly.
McCANNELL: Ross Ferguson, 1923 2010. Ross McCannell passed away peacefully at Rock Lake Personal Care Home, Pilot Mound, MB on April 24, 2010, with family by his side. Dad was born February 14, 1923 at the family farm in Copperfield District, MB to Donald (Dan) and Emma McCannell. Dad leaves to mourn his passing, children: Leith and Allan Fallis, Trudy and Garry Taylor, Curtis and Jackie McCannell and daughter- in-law Brenda McCannell. Grandchildren: Shannon and Travis Klassen (Ethan, Jillian), Mark and Richelle Fallis (Rylen), Becky and Darcy Simard (Kolby, Maden), Brooke McCannell (Taylor) and Darren Height, Kyle McCannell and Melissa Sexton, Kristen and Kayla McCannell. Brothers: Ken and Fay McCannell, Lorne and Beth McCannell. Sisters-in-law: Florence McCannell, Mary Holland and Maud Holland. Also nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his wife Eunice in 2009 and son Bruce in 1997, parents Dan and Emma, brother Grant and sister Jean. Dad attended Copperfield School and Pilot Mound High School. On December 11, 1948 Ross married Eunice Holland of Woodbay District. In the spring of 1949 they purchased the SW 1/2 of 6-4-11, where they resided until 1985 when they retired to Pilot Mound. Dad grain farmed with his brothers Ken and Lorne for many years. He also had a beef cow/calf herd, as well as hogs. Dad was a Stuartville School District trustee, and a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. Dad was an avid curler, participating in many bonspiels, he enjoyed watching local hockey and curling events, and also followed hockey, curling and baseball on TV. Dad travelled to many communities to watch the harness horse races. Dad and Mom enjoyed camping trips together. After moving to town, Dad took up golfing and enjoyed many games with his friends. Dad took pleasure in watching his grandchildrens' sporting activities. Dad enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the local coffee shops. Dad was a hard worker and always remained interested in the farming activities. A service to remember Dad was held Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Pilot Mound United Church, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Pilot Mound, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Pilot Mound Foundation, Box 235, Pilot Mound, Manitoba, R0G 1P0 or to a charity of one's choice.
MANSBRIDGE: Helen Irene Mansbridge of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on May 14, 2010 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 76 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa personal Care Home. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
MacDONALD: Murdo Kevin MacDonald, of Dunrea died peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on May 12, 2010 following a brief illness. Kevin was predeceased by his parents John and Mary, twin brother Brian and his sister Isabelle in infancy. Kevin was born April 3, 1934, raised and farmed on the home farm 9 -5- 17 R.M. of Riverside affectionately known as Section 9. He was an adjuster for Manitoba Crop Insurance. Kevin loved the farming life and that way of life. He made daily drives out to the farm just to check in . Kevin always enjoyed meeting and visiting people old friends and new acquaintances. He will probably be remembered by any one who knew him as the one "ready to go" leaving just a little before anyone else. Kevin was a private man always putting family first enjoying the accomplishments of his kids and especially watching his grandchildren grow up. To his family Kevin was " the best of the best", husband, dad and granpda, He is survived by his loving wife Connie of 51 years of Dunrea, Daughter Cathy (Dwayne)Fluker, their daughters Katie and Courtney all of Brandon. Son Sandy (Michelle) of Dunrea, their family Stephanie of Brandon, Dallas and Morgan of Dunrea. Daughter Judy (Blair) Foote of Killarney, their family Lindsay (Mark) Morissette of Lampman, Saskatchewan, Candis of Edmonton, Alberta. Bryan, and Brent of Winnipeg. Kevin's Brothers Angus, Mac and Don MacDonald. Sister inlaw Joyce MacDonald. A special Aunt Joe Hardy and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In respect of family wishes, a private family service will be held on Saturday May 15, 2010 at the Rea Cemetery, Dunrea, Manitoba. His family asks everyone to remember a special moment you shared with Kevin as your personal farewell. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of own choice. Killarney Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. www.wheatlnd.com
KYLE: Jack (Edwin John) Kyle of Brandon, Manitoba was born on September 1, 1920 on the Kyle Homestead northeast of Boissevain, the younger son of Joseph (Joe) and Annie (McCormick) Kyle. He passed away peacefully on May 10, 2010 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon at the age of 89 years. Jack received his education at Brownlea, and Boissevain schools, along with his older brother Carman. In 1942 Jack enlisted in the R.C.A.F. as a wireless operator and in the spring of 1943 he was posted overseas for 3 1/2 years. Jack returned from the war to marry his high school sweetheart, Betty (Sarah Elizabeth Holditch) on July 20, 1946. Jack and Betty farmed in the Brownlea district for 38 years. They were blessed with a family of two boys, Keith John and Glen Joseph, at whose ball and hockey games Jack was an exuberant fan. Jack served on the Brownlea School Board, the Brownlea and Boissevain United Church Boards, the Minto Pool Elevator Board, the Turtle Mountain Ag. Society and was a Calf Club 4-H leader. He served 24 years on the Boissevain Consumers Cooperative Board, several times as president. Jack and Betty both enjoyed square dancing, meeting many wonderful people. Jack loved a good game of crib, crokinole, bridge or 500 and consistently beat anyone who was up for a challenge. He also enjoyed curling. Grandpa loved time spent with his four grandchildren, and he delighted in watching and teasing his five great-grandchildren. Left to mourn his passing are Betty, his beloved wife of 63 years; sons Keith and Glen and daughter-in-law Janice; his grandchildren Larissa (Neil) MacDonald, Brent Kyle, Brandi (David) Jackman and Jerron Kyle; his great grandchildren Benson, Janessa, Elliot, Wesley and Collin MacDonald; dear cousin and friend Annie Peacock and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families, as well as his friends in Boissevain and at Village Green and fellow square dancers. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Annie Kyle and his brother Carman. Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was highly respected man who was willing to help anyone, had a great sense of humour and enjoyed his family, farming and friends. A private family funeral service was held in the Chapel at Central United Church on Friday, May 14, 2010. Interment followed in the Garden section of the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
IRWIN: Lynn Robert Irwin of Sinclair, Manitoba, beloved husband of Gail and father of Monica, Deanna, Dick, Bobbi-Jo and Jeanna passed away Sunday; May 9, 2010 at the age of 61 years. Funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba Saturday; May 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Sinclair Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Association for Porphyria, P.O. Box 1206 Neepawa, Manitoba, R0J 1H0 or to Sinclair Cemetery Care Fund in memory of Lynn. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Reston in care of arrangements.
HIEBERT: Mrs. Frieda Hiebert (nee Pries) of Alexander, beloved wife of Johnand mother to Jim passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 13, 2010. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th St. North on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held at Richmond Park Menonnite Brethren Church, 1525- 26th Street, Brandon on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dave Ens (former Pastor) will officiate. Interment will take place at the Alexander Cemetery. Donations in memory of Frieda may be made to the Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2. Complete obituary information to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRAY: It is with great sorrow Wallace Stanley Gray of Kenton passed away April 6th/2010 in the Hamiota hospital. On July 2, 1922 Wally was born on the family farm south of Harding. At the age of 11, Wally started taking violin lessons and by 14 he played for his first dance. He took grades 1-11 at Harding School. When war struck in 1939 Wally had to stay behind to look after the family farm. During this time Wally helped build the airplane hanger at Rivers. In the spring of 1942, Wally went to a dance in Oakner where he met Dora May Frances, soon to be the love of his life. The courtship lasted for 5 years before they were married on December 20, 1947 in Brandon, MB. Wally and Dora had 3 children, Judy, Don, and Murray. The next several years were spent working on the farm and raising their family. Also during that time Wally was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Harding Agricultural Society for over 20 years. They sold the family farm in the summer of 1977 and moved to Kenton. Wally started working at Lawlor & Strange (Ag Parts Dept) as a parts man for several years. Wally enjoyed his work and spent endless hours day and night to keep the farmers up and running. In this same period of time Wally was the treasurer of the Kenton and Shilo United Churches. In Wallys retirement they enjoyed many family gatherings and outings with their children and grandchildren. Wally had many interests such as curling, fishing, camping and music. Wally enjoyed curling with the same teammates for over 40 years. Wallys favorite fishing/golfing spot was Rossman Lake where they had a seasonal campsite for many years. His greatest passion was his love for music. Wally played music on numerous occasions for the enjoyment of others for over 73 years. Most recently enjoyed playing with wife Dora and friends at many seniors homes. Wally and Dora spent 33 wonderful years with their many friends in Kenton and surrounding areas. Health issues have forced them to recently move to the Lilac Residence in Hamiota where Dora resides today. Wally was predeceased by his parents and daughter Judy. Wally is sadly missed by his loving wife of 62 years Dora, sister Vi and family, son Don (Susan) and children, son Murray (Catherine) and children, son-in-law Brian Stewart and children, and sister- in-law Faye McMillan, and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon, with a service following at Kenton Hall. Arrangements were made by Campbell Funeral Home. Jason Hodson provided a heart-warming memoir in the celebration of Wally's life.
FOORD: The death of Kenneth James (Jim) Foord occurred Saturday, May 8, 2010 at his residence Fairview Home. Jim was born June 9, 1929 at the family homestead, near Trossachs, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest of eight living children. When his four brothers went to war Jim left school so that he could help his father on the farm. Jim drove semi trucks for a living and loved the open road. He received awards for his safe driving. Jim is survived by his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Eunice, parents William and Veronica, as well as brothers and sisters. In honouring Jim's wishes cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Manson Cemetery, Manson, Manitoba. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
"Dear Uncle, the struggleis over, rest in peace."
EGGLESTON: It is with sadness that the family of Don Eggleston, beloved husband of Bea and father of Carrie, Bonnie, Ashley and Sherry announce that his death occurred on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending. Announcement of service will appear in Tuesday's newspaper edition. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DIONNE: Alexander Joseph Dionne. In the early hours of April 29, 2010, Alex passed away in the Virden District Hospital. Though in failing health, he lived every moment of his 88 year life experience with a belief that there was more to come. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Nellie (2008), his father, Stanislas (1962), mother Amanda (1945), brothers Felix, Andrew and Daniel; sisters, Solange Maurice and Rose Roussel. He is survived by his children, Mary Hockley (Wes) and Brent Dionne (Giovanni), two sisters Sr. Simone Dionne and Monique Brulhart as well numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. His friends and comrades were his extended family from whom he received a new purpose for every day. Born on the farmstead near Notre Dame de Lourdes, May 2, 1922, Alex was destined to live a life of family, travel and adventure. He left the farm community at age 16 to work in Winnipeg at St Boniface Hospital and to attend St. Boniface College. As soon as he was of age, he joined the Canadian Army in 1941 and began his first adventures in the service of his country. These life defining events were created in England, Belgium, France and Holland where he served in the all volunteer Canadian Armored Division as an artillery signaler and driver operator. He witnessed the liberation of Holland and the final days and hours of the occupation of Europe. He returned to civilian life, New Years Day, 1946. He married Nellie Osiowy in December 1947, thus beginning his family life in Virden. After a brief stay at the Kent Flour Mill, he began his lifelong profession as reporter and typesetter for the Virden Empire Advance in 1948 until his retirement in 1988. Dads sense of adventure and travel continued with the annual family vacations where, after much planning and preparation, he showed his family any place that could be reached with an Oldsmobile and a tent. Among his favorites were California, Colorado, any national Park and, of course, his beloved Canadian landscapes. In his later years, he ventured back to Europe to pay tribute to the deeds of his Canadian battle comrades, to visit the cities and people who were liberated by Canadian Forces and to uphold the legacy of 'Lest We Forget'. Only greater than his desire for travel was his dedication to his community, his church and his extended family at Legion Branch 8, Virden. He campaigned for the Canadian Heart Association (Founding Life Member) for over 40 years to promote their message. For his church, as a member of the Knights of Columbus and church Board member, he contributed his expertise and workmanship when a new Catholic church was needed in Virden. To his Legion Branch his volunteerism extended over 60 years of service and culminated in a Life Membership. His work as Sergeant At Arms, Executive Committee (Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President), DVA Service Officer, Last Post Reporter) were truly his most honored contribution in life. His extended family of men and women of the Legion were a source of camaraderie, lifelong friendships and mutual purpose during his long life. He proudly wore his Campaign Medals: Voluntary Service Medal 1939-1945, King George VI Defense Medal, France and Germany Star, The 1939-1945 Star and the Empire Service Medal 1939-1945. His family and friends have many memories of Alex that they hold close to their hearts. These recollections encompass his patriotic, supportive, loving, charming, humorous spirit; his loyalty for family and friends and his desire to experience the world as he had experienced it. Each of us had a different experience of Alex but these few words would best represent our father, Alex.
Life LessonsYou may have thought I didn't see,Or that I hadn't heard,Life lessons that you taught to me,But I got every word.Perhaps you thought I missed it all,And that we'd grow apart,But Dad, I picked up everything,It's written on my heart.Without you, Dad, I wouldn't beThe person I am today;You built a strong foundationNo one can take away.
Alex, from all of us left behind, Mission Completed and Well Done !!!!!
CARÊME: Joseph (Joe) Claude Carême, beloved husband of Stella and dear father of Darlene and Ron, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the age of 90 years. Joe was the eighth surviving child of 14 born to Raymond & Lucie (Marcq) Carême in Findlay, Manitoba on June 22, 1919.Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and World War II Vet passed away on the Palliative Care floor at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on May 10, 2010.He shall be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years - Stella (Pidustwa) Carême, daughter- Darlene Meadows, son Ron & wife Lisa (Sorenson) Carême, grandchildren Tannis Meadows, Ben Carême, Joshua Carême, Anna-Joy Carême, Paige Sorenson, Jade Sorenson, great-grandchildren Brynn Meadows, Haidan Meadows, sister Cecile Usunier of Brandon, Manitoba, brother Edward & wife Marie (Debaar) Carême of Virden, Manitoba, and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents: Raymond & Lucie, brothers: Nick, Frank, John and Leon; sisters: Leontine Cancade, Marie Gregoire, Lucie Leech and Louise Deleau, three infant siblings, and several nephews and nieces. He attended school in Findlay and catechism in Grand Clairiere, Manitoba. Joe served his country in World War II from 1939 until 1945. In 1953 he married his wife Stella in Garland, MB. He worked for Manitoba Hydro for 37 years retiring on his 65th birthday in 1984. He enjoyed visiting and playing cards with family and friends. He especially loved spending time with grand and great grandchildren. Joes pastimes included working on his cars, constantly repairing or making things in his garage, fishing, duck hunting and cheering on the Montreal Canadiens. Joe was admitted to Emergency on February 23, 2010. Escorting him to his final destination at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on May 10, 2010 were Stella Carême, Darlene Meadows, Tannis Meadows, Ed Carême, Debbie Andrews and Irene Plaisir. Escorting him on May 14, 2010 to his final resting place in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery, were active pallbearers: Ron Carême, Ben Carême, Joe Carême (Jr.), Paul Usunier, Raymond Usunier and Bruce Black. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Prayers were held on May 13, 2010 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial was held on May 14, 2010 at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church in Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Although our world will be a lesser place without himhe shall live on in our cherished memories!
IRWIN: Lynn Robert Irwin of Sinclair, Manitoba, beloved husband of Gail and fatehr of Monica, Deanna, Dick, Bobbi-Jo and Jeanna passed away Sunday; May 9, 2010 at the age of 61 years. Funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba Saturday; May 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Sinclair Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Association for Pyorphyria, P.O. Box 1206 Neepawa, Manitoba, R0J 1H0 or to Sinclair Cemetery Care Fund in memory of Lynn. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Reston in care of arrangements.
McCOMB: The death of David Samuel McComb (formerly of South BrandonDistrict) occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, May12, 2010. A private family graveside service will be held in the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of David may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 - 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9. Completeobituary to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
THIESSEN: Henry. Henry went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Funeral Service will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with viewing one half hour prior to the Service. Pastors Dan Pope and Earl Ricalton officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire donations in memory of Henry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 - 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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