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DRUMMOND: Effie J. Drummond; formerly of Kenton, MB; beloved wife of the late Harold Drummond and mother of Sandra Drummond, Gloria (Gerald) Smith, and Jim (Alberta) Drummond; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 96 years of age. A service to celebrate Effie’s life will be held at the Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Interment to take place at the Shiloh Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Effie’s memory to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, Box 130, Kenton, MB, R0M 0Z0 or to Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
ROULETTE: Ronald. It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Ronald Fred Roulette on October 16, 2012. Ronald was born in Ste. Rose du Lac and raised in Crane River First Nation. At the tender age of 53, Ronald was predeceased by his grandparents; his father Roland Roulette; his niece Robin Roulette; his nephew Marvin Roulette; his sister-in-law Marlene Desjarlais. Ronald leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Denise Roulette; his children Ronald (Louisa), Rebecca (Cory), Robert (Michelle), Rikki and Raven; Meredith (Steve); Evan, Terry, Janay and Barbara; his grandchildren Alyssa, Edwin, Reagan, Ronald Jr., Robert Jr., Reese, Riel, Rylex and Rylan; his mother Noella Roulette (Rose); his sisters Rita and Roma; his brothers Richard, Russell (Frances); numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews; family members and friends. Traditional Wake Services were held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 and Sunday, October 21, 2012 from the Roulette Residence, Crane River First Nation. Funeral service was held on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Roulette Residence. Officiating the service were Fr. Leo Fernandes and Elder Joseph Antoine. The Medicine Point Drum Group provided the music. All of Ronald’s dear friends were considered as Active Pallbearers, and all of his friends and relatives were considered as Honorary Pallbearers. Those wishing to remember Ronald may honour his memory by making donations to CancerCare Manitoba. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Ste. Rose Chapel, (204) 447-2444
ROSCOE: Peacefully on October 18th, 2012 in his 91st year of life Joe passed away. Joe was born in Brandon, MB on May 19 1921, the son of Sophie & Frank Roski. At 19 years of age in June 1940, he enlisted in The Royal Winnipeg Rifles and served proudly in World War II until his discharge in September1945. Shortly following his return from the war he met Doreen Sheardown. They were married in 1948 and shared 50 wonderful years together. In 1956 they purchased their first, and last home where they lived for the rest of their lives. They loved to travel to Mexico and Las Vegas in the early years of their marriage. In 1948 they welcomed their first son Danny, and son Terry followed in 1952. A proud father who enjoyed coaching his sons sports teams, Joe worked at both CNR, and the Dutch Bakery prior to his 25 year employment at Canada Post. Throughout his well deserved retirement, he loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was a home body, and always joked he had walked through Europe for 5 years and that he had travelled enough to last a lifetime. He enjoyed spending time at the Legion where he was very involved, and an extremely proud Veteran. He was also a very proud Grandfather who never missed a recital, Christmas concert, birthday, graduation, or any important milestone in his Grandchildren's lives. His presence always brought joy to a room, as he was quite the charmer. His famous dance moves, singing, and hysterical comments were always memorable. He was always up on the latest health information and was the first to tell anyone who visited him or whom he visited his newest health tip. His grandchildren remember well that every time they left grandpa's house he would present them with a chocolate, a werthers, or a loonie. Joe was predeceased by his wife Doreen in 1998, parents Sophie & Frank. Siblings Emily, Ann, Mickey, Pete, and Bill and beloved Granddaughter Trish. Left to remember Joe are his sons Danny Roscoe (Cheryle), Terry Roscoe (Donna), grandchildren Logan Armstrong (Rory) Stephanie Roscoe, Terry Brown, Jordy and Great Grandchildren Ashley and Jade. A private family graveside service was held in the Veterans' Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Honor Guard was provided by Legion Branch #3 members. Officiant was Legion Padre Chris Arthur. A Come and Go reception to honor Joseph's life followed at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Winnipeg Chapter, P.O. Box 21008 RPO Charleswood, Winnipeg, MB R3R 3R2 or The Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. A special thank you to the wonderful nurses at the Assiniboine Centre in Palliative Care for taking the time to be so compassionate and caring. The four nursing students from BU were especially wonderful, and in particular Kaitlyn, who really touched all of our hearts. These wonderful girls made Grandpa's days so wonderful and told him they would wear poppies in his honor on Remembrance Day. Such a gesture meant the World to him.
His favourite salutation was......."May the good Lord take a liking to you" and Dad/Joe/Grandpa........"May the good Lord take a liking to you!" Bye for now.
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ROBINSON: Lewis Gordon, 96 years, beloved husband of the late Beryle Robinson, father of Don (Kathy) Robinson and Lori (Jim) Denbow, grandfather of Michael, David, Gillian Robinson and Katie, Alanna, Jeff Denbow. Gordon died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Hartney Centennial Centre on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Gordon, donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
LEWTHWAITE: Laura Christina Lewthwaite, age 97, passed away peacefully at the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home in Deloraine on Oct. 4. Laura (Jack) was born on the dining room table in the home of her parents, Stella Pearl Haskin and James Jack, on Mulvey Avenue in Winnipeg on July 25, 1915. Her orphaned father came to Canada with his older brother from Glasgow, Scotland in 1893 at the age of eight, a Bible and a paisley shawl his only possessions. Laura had one brother, Murray, born in 1920, whose family continues to live in the United States. She attended Kelvin High School where, in Grade 11, she received the Governor General’s award for the highest mark in English in the province. She took her bachelor of arts at United College (U of W) and education at the University of Manitoba. Laura put herself through college working in a drugstore afternoons and evenings for $10 a week. She made donations to the University of Winnipeg for more than 70 years. In 1937, at the height of the Depression, the principal of the new Flin Flon school went to Winnipeg to the Department of Education looking for unemployed teachers to teach in Flin Flon. He was sent directly to Laura’s house and she took the job immediately, not knowing where it was she was headed. When she arrived by train two days later, there was no place to live. Laura met Chubb Lewthwaite, the blasting boss at the Hudson Bay Co. mine in Flin Flon, in the church choir. They were married Sept 2, 1939 in Winnipeg — the day before the Second World War was declared. The Lewthwaites left Flin Flon in 1945 to live in Regina where Chubb worked for Tommy Douglas — a hero of Laura’s, with her strong belief in social justice and equality for all. In 1947, with hardware in Chubb’s family background, they went looking for a store and bought Ford’s Hardware in Deloraine. It became the 13th Marshall Wells store in Western Canada. After 30 years in the hardware business, they retired in 1977. As well as homemaking and working in the store, Laura returned to teaching English at Deloraine Collegiate for several years. Marrying into the Lewthwaite family ensured Laura’s strong love of music. Singing in the Deloraine United Church choir was a tradition and Lewthwaite family gatherings always included music and meringue cookies. She was one of the founding members of the Deloraine Border Festival — the Lewthwaite Tudor Bowl for excellence in singing was a testament to her commitment to the arts in the community. Laura was one of the first recipients of Deloraine's Citizen of the Year Award. Among her many volunteering activities in the town, she was one of the original editors of the two Deloraine history books. Laura had a wonderful welcoming manner to all newcomers to town and was genuinely interested in other peoples’ lives and opinions. Women’s Institute, UCW, the quilters and the bridge crew were a few of the many organizations and groups she enjoyed. Sundays were often spent at the family cottage on Lake Dromore, sweeping cob webs and correcting the newspaper. She had incredible patience for ‘teaching’ some of the more obscure rules of grammar. Laura was a champion of the underdog, and tutored dozens of students who found school a struggle, empowering them and giving them dignity. In that act of kindness, she changed many lives. Laura was pre-deceased by Chubb (Jan. 1, 1989) and Sue Tjaden (Dec. 21, 1999) and is survived by family: her daughter Claire (David) Day and their children Scott (Ann) Day and daughter Alex, and Cathey Day (Derek Weidenhamer) and their sons Jacob, Ben and Luke; her son Jim (Karen) Lewthwaite and their children Patrick and Andrew (Krista) Lewthwaite and their daughter Natalya, as well as many nieces and nephews around the globe. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Delwynda Court and her friends from Border Hills and the community for your friendship and caring. A celebration of Laura’s life, filled with music and laughter, was held Oct. 9 in the Deloraine United Church, with Rev. Allan Gairns leading worship and interment at Deloraine. Laura was truly an active participant in the ‘Greatest Generation’ that settled so many of our small, rural communities. We hope she will continue to inspire all who knew her. Memorial donations can be directed to the SW Regional Foundation, Box 338, Deloraine, MB. R0M 0M0 or the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, c/o Pat Whiteside, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0.
HORN: Lloyd Orval Horn, beloved husband of Midge Horn of Virden, Manitoba formerly of Lenore, Manitoba, loving father of Jim and Vicki, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Friday; October 26, 2012 in his 91st year. Memorial service will be held at Virden Legion Hall, Virden Wednesday; October 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with R.C.L. Br. #8 Chaplain Rev. Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will be in Breadalbane Cemetery, Lenore, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Br. #8 – Virden, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the charity of your choice in memory of Lloyd.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
HASLEN: Laura Alice Haslen of Brandon, formerly of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Laura was born in 1920 to Tom and Alice Elliott, the 5th of 11 children, in St. Charles, MN. The family returned to Margaret, MB, and then to Minto, MB. Laura grew up and went to school in Minto to Grade 8. In her late teens, Laura spent a few months in Winnipeg, where her son Mel was born and given up for adoption to the Cheavins family of Brandon. Laura sought domestic work, which brought her to Rapid City. She worked for the Ranson family, looking after their toddler, Helen. She maintained a relationship with Helen and her mother to the end of her life. After a couple of years, another family needed her to help look after their mother’s elderly father. That was the Haslen family, and she soon became beloved to them as well, but especially to their son, Stan. They married on Stan’s 29th birthday, July 31, 1940. Stan joined the Navy and went to war. They had three children, George Elliott (El), Vicky Lee, who only lived for 4 months, and Alexandra Lynn (Alexe). In 1955, they moved Stan’s tin-smithing business and their little family into the old two-story hall on Main Street and opened S.J. Haslen Hardware. They lived in the back of the store amongst the tin bending equipment for 21 years. In 1976, the machines were sold, the store was expanded, and the rear portion of the main floor was converted into separate living quarters. The store stayed open for another 17 years, even after Stan died in 1981. Laura continued to live in the back and run the store herself until 1993. She finally sold the building in 1995 and moved to the Legion Gardens where she lived for another 15 years. Her final two years were spent at Valleyview in Brandon where she was content to listen to her radio, play bingo, receive her many visitors and interact with the staff. They loved her there and she, as well as her family, appreciated all that they did for her. Laura became a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary in 1957 and continued until she moved to Brandon. During that time, she held the offices of President, Vice President and Warden of the Kitchen. In the latter capacity, she cleaned, painted and kept inventory of the kitchen after social events. She sewed and baked items for fundraising events and handled the raffle tickets for Remembrance Day Tea. In 2007, the Auxiliary recommended Laura for the Meritorious Service Award. Laura was also an active member of the Anglican Church, which she faithfully attended. She was an active curler for 30 years and served as social convener for the curling club. She ran the Saturday night bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall. In later years, she attended the Lion’s bingo on Sunday nights, and weekly bridge games at the Legion Gardens. At the store, there were always “collection” boxes of money for raffle tickets for various organizations and for bridal showers and “going away” gifts. Laura chose and wrapped gifts for the brides and went to every shower. Laura was proud of her children and grandchildren and always encouraged them to do their best. She remembered every birthday with a card, a cheque and sometimes a lottery ticket. Laura was reunited with her son Mel in 1997 and had many delightful visits with him and his family. Laura is predeceased by her parents, nine of her brothers and sisters, her husband, Stan, her infant daughter Vicky Lee, and her grandson Clint Cheavins. She is survived by her son Mel Cheavins (Betty), son Elliott Haslen (Trish), daughter Alexe Jones (Dick), granddaughter Brenda Cheavins (special friend Gary), grandson Todd Cheavins (Mia), granddaughter Debbie McDonell (Dwayne), granddaughter Vicky Isliefson (Lyndon), grandson Terry Haslen (special friend Linda), granddaughter Patti Gasnarek (Glen), grandson Jamie Jones (Jackie) and 14 great grandchildren. A service to celebrate Laura’s life was held at the Rapid City United Church on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment was at the Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Laura may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice.
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HARDY: Lionel Roland Paul Hardy passed away October 17th, 2012 at the age of 66 years. Lionel was born on August 6th, 1946, to Paul and Marguerite (Lecomte) Hardy in Virden, Manitoba. As a young boy, he attended the Belleville School until grade eight, then at Reston and Pipestone where he excelled at baseball. After the death of his father, Paul Hardy, Lionel went to work for his brother Bob at the Indian Head Esso. After a few years, he changed profession and went to work for Glass Brother’s Grocery in Indian Head, where he met his future wife, Sharon Elaine Hardy. They were married in April of 1967, and had two children: Colleen and Leighton. Colleen married Donald Trollope of Brandon, Manitoba. They have two children, Trace and Brittney. Leighton married Tammy Patrick. They have two children, Logan and Colton. Lionel was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all. Lionel was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Marguerite and his brother Robert Hardy. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine; his daughter Colleen (Don) Trollope; son Leighton (Tammy) Hardy of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; his four grandchildren Trace, Brittney, Logan and Colton; his brother Rene (Rita) Hardy of Vanguard, SK, as well as several nieces and nephews. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Saskatchewan Cancer Society as tokens of remembrance in memory of Lionel. Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Broken is our family circle;Our dear one is passed away.Passed from earth and earthly darknessInto a bright and perfect day.But we all must cease to languishO’er the grave of him we love;Strive to be prepared to meet himIn the better world above.
FLOOK: Dorrie Flook (Archibald) of Brandon died at Valleyview Care Centre in the early hours of October 20, 2012 after a brief illness. Dorrie was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 31, 1922, second daughter of Joseph Flook and Alice Tingle. After WWI, the family moved to Riding Mountain, MB. She spent her early years there attending Roskeen School and developing a lifelong love of nature, gardening and music. The family was extremely musical and Dorrie and her two sisters, Sylvia and Connie, were known locally as the singing Flook sisters. After a brief stay in Winnipeg after WWII, Dorrie, and by now, her two children, Clayton and Leslie, returned to Riding Mountain. The next several years were active ones for the young family. In addition to raising her children, she was active in the small community, particularly the church. It soon became apparent that the church was her true calling, and with the encouragement of her friend and mentor, Rev. Ralph Clark, she entered the United Church of Canada as a lay supply minister. She and her young children lived in several southern Manitoba towns, Silverton, Belmont and Rapid City, as Dorrie served these charges. During several summers, she studied at St. Andrews College in Saskatoon leading to her ordination as United Church Minister in 1968. This was followed by churches in Manitou, Portage la Prairie and a three-year posting to Bermuda. She left Bermuda in 1990 for Brandon where lived until her death. Even after her return from Bermuda, she continued pulpit supply duties in southern Manitoba including Brandon, Hartney and Pilot Mound, often making the rounds in freezing weather and the occasional blizzard. She finally retired at age 81. Dorrie was an avid animal lover and supporter of the local Humane Society. She had a passion for music and had an extensive collection of classical music as well as attending as many of the Brandon Symphony Concerts as possible. Her other passions were her gardens and wildlife. She could name and describe a seemingly endless number of birds, trees and flowers. Her gardens, no matter the size, were immaculate and resplendent with colour. There was never a shortage of mouth-watering fresh garden vegetables for Sunday dinner. Dorrie is survived by a son, Clayton Darryl Archibald, a daughter, Leslie (John) Menzies, and four grandsons, Jordan (Holly), Adam, Hayden and Adrian, nephew Reagan Black (Ellen), niece Corinne Black and cousin Lynda (Peter) Blundell. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Alice Flook and sisters Sylvia Flook and Connie Black. The funeral service to honour Dorrie’s life was held at Central United Church on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at the Riding Mountain Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her parents. Pallbearers were grandsons Jordan, Adam and Adrian Menzies, nephew Reagan Black, son-in-law John Menzies and Mr. Sonny Moroz. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or a charity of choice would be appreciated.
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COMBS: Anne Combs, 97, of Deloraine died peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2011 in Brandon General Hospital. Born in Switzer Junction, August 29, 1915, she was the eldest child of Bernard and Dorothy (Clark) Sarson. Anne grew up in Cartwright until moving to Thunder Bay where she completed her Nurse’s training in 1937. She worked in health care for over 40 years in her new home of Deloraine where she met her husband of 62 years, the late Harvey Combs. She is survived by her sister Nora (Dave) Lewinski, brother Ken (Barb) Sarson, sister-in-law Eva Christensen, her children Joan (Wayne) Connors and John (Patti Campbell) Combs, 5 grandchildren Megan (Ron Fraser) Connors, Matthew (Christine Saunders) Connors, Luke (Shannon) Connors, Katelyn (Chris) Combs- Kerslake and Michael (Christina Lindsay) Combs and 4 great-grandchildren Rebecca, Priya, Tallulah and Sophia. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey (2001), sisters Mary Mowbray, Dorothy Lumb, Margaret Raymer and sister-in-law Anna Willox. Anne’s positive outlook, compassion for others and steadfast love and support of her family and friends will be greatly missed by all. She was dedicated and faithful to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and her community of Deloraine. All donations in Anne’s memory can be made to the Southwest Regional Foundation, Box 338, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0 or to Samaritan House Ministries, 630 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K7.
CARR:Adelaide Geraldine, born in Kingston Ontario, August 8th, 1927, passed suddenly October 19, 2012 at the Victoria, B.C. General Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Carr (2000) and daughter Bonnie Lee (1966). Adelaide is survived by her children Patricia (John) Dobroski, James (Dianne) Carr and Judith Taylor, grandchildren Pamela (Mike) McLean, Lee (Jill) Elvers, Ashley Desrochers, Amber (Michael) Blair, Monica (Lee) Garinger, Jamie Carr (Jocelyn), Laura (Cody) Loos, great grandchildren Riley and Matthew McLean, Mitra Elvers and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in the United Church, in Rapid City, Manitoba, Saturday November 10, at 2:00 P.M. followed by interment at the Rapid City Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the Rapid City Legion Hall. Brockie Donovan Funeral Home of Brandon is in charge of the arrangements.
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CANTLON: A graveside memorial service was held at Riverside Cemetery in Hartney on October 13th for Jennifer Cantlon, who passed away peacefully on September 15th, 2012, to join Arthur her dear husband of 67 years. Jennifer is lovingly remembered by her son David (Glenda) Cantlon, daughters Sandra (Don) Penny and Beryl (Ken) Webster, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her passing a sister Josephine Bott, sister-in-law Ella Kruk, sister-in-law Pat (Doug) McKinnon and many nieces and nephews. We have many memories of our Mother over her nearly 95 years. Jennifer was a dedicated and resourceful home maker and farm wife living in the Deleau district. Even though farm life was not easy for her, she baked prize winning cinnamon buns and shared her sewing talents with both her family and her community. She taught 4-H sewing classes, and kept her family well-dressed in her creations and we all got to wear her beautiful hand knit sweaters over the years. Gardening was a thread that ran through Mom's life. She and Dad always kept great vegetable & flower gardens and won numerous Brandon Horticultural Society prizes. They left a family legacy of both healthful eating and beautifying one's home and their record for canned tomatoes one year, while both in their 80's, was over 120 quarts. Jennifer was a competitive sports woman. Mom crafted her costumes and skated in the Hartney Ice Shows in the '50s then continued skating at the Keystone for many years. She loved her golf and curled with a team in the Senior Ladies Provincial play downs. She and Arthur rarely missed a Wheat Kings hockey game and followed their WHL and NHL teams on TV and radio in later years. Mom packed picnic lunches for hours of entertainment at week end ball tournaments at Curran Park and in rural Manitoba. A fiddler at community dances in Deleau School in her earlier years, music remained a joy through line dance and clogging groups while in Brandon, and Jennifer went to the Calgary Stampede to perform with the Prairie Oasis Cloggers in 1991. Mom kept in touch with national and world affairs and although her memory did not serve her as well later on, she subscribed to the Brandon Sun until she passed. Jennifer loved the Bus Tours she and Arthur took, where they met new people and enjoyed new places in Canada and the US. Jennifer and Arthur both spent their last days in Fairview Personal Care Home with Arthur passing on in May of 2008. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff, Dr. Davloor, and the Golden Girls for the exceptional care and the friendship they received while living there. We also offer our thanks to family, friends and community professionals who supported our parents and continued to keep in touch over the years. A sincere thank you to Dexter at Kowalchuk's Funeral Home in Souris and to the Reverend Wendy Rankin for their services, as well as to those who sent donations to the Fairview Foundation in Mom's memory. Arthur and Jennifer were rarely seen apart in life and they are now together once again for eternity.
SHIELS: Malcolm Allan Kennedy Shiels, June 21st, 1947 - September 27th, 2012. Malcolm, beloved husband of Brenda, loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 65, after a very brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Brenda, sons Scott (Crystal), Tyler (Lisa) and grandchildren Shaelynn, Brandon, Alexis, Drew and Brynne. Sister Karen, brother Gerry (Kim), nephews Dallas and Malcolm. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Eva Shiels and his in-laws, Jack and Honey Chapman. Malcolm was born in Hartney, Manitoba, June 21, 1947. He spent his early school years in Roseland south of Brandon before going to high school in Brandon and Killarney. During those years, he excelled in curling and golf and spent most weekends in curling rinks or golf courses; sports which he still did and enjoyed. In 1969, he married Brenda Chapman from Killarney. They raised two sons, Scott (1971) and Tyler (1974). After the boys got to hockey age, Malcolm gave up his sports a bit to coach and manage baseball and hockey. The boys kept him busy also hunting, boating, golfing and curling. They all enjoyed the many years Mal spent doing things with their friends; the house was always full of extras! Malcolm was an avid hunter from the time he was a young boy; helping his Dad shoot a deer for food for winter. He always believed the first day of deer hunting was a day off of school. Because there were things in life you had to learn besides school work. The freezers were always full. Because he was such a lover of bird hunting, he bought himself the “ultimate hunting companion” - Suni. Suni will be waiting to go hunting with Mal in heaven. They raised registered Golden Retrievers for 15 years; making “Suni and Cher” parents to 39 puppies. Malcolm was very community minded; Golf Course, Curling Club, Senior Hockey, Minor Hockey, Legion and Ducks Unlimited. 10 years ago, Malcolm and Brenda purchased 14 acres of lakeshore property on Pelican Lake. Five years ago they started a little resort “Shiels Shores” selling 9 lake lots, to share some of what they called a “little piece of heaven on earth”. They spent hours touring the lake on their pontoon boat or pulling their grandkids behind on the tube. Barbecuing bacon and eggs on the beach Sunday morning was Mal’s favorite. Also watching his two grandsons cruising on his new Gator round and round made Malcolm happy. He was so proud of his grandkids, being called “Grampa” or “Grampy” was so special to him. Brandon and Drew both carry on Grandpa’s name. Malcolm was a salesman all his life starting at age 17, traveling to North Saskatchewan sending his paycheques home to help his parents. He sold everything from McKenzie Seed to GM vehicles (Chapman’s) to Case Farm Machinery to John Deere equipment. He had the gift of the gab which both his sons inherited. Malcolm and Brenda had traveled some, Hawaii (2), Mexico, Texas, and Arizona but had hoped to do some more in their retirement years. Five years ago they bought a small yard care business thinking of retirement in the near future. The small business turned into big business, “Suni-Daze Lawn Care”, buying new and bigger equipment and needing to hire help. Last year, Tyler decided to buy into the business and do his carpentry in the winter months, now under the name “Suni-Daze Ltd.”. Unfortunately, Malcolm was not able to carry on with Tyler for very long. He turned 65 in June, celebrated with a big barbeque at the lake, July 1st and shortly after started his toughest battle in life. In late July, he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He said, “It’s been a good life, only too short”. Two months and one day later, he was gone. Shock and sorrow overwhelmed us. Our loving, gentle, husband, father and grampa was no longer here where we could tell him how much we loved him. Thank you to everyone who came on October 4th to the Shamrock Center to celebrate the life of our great guy. Musical tributes, “Amazing Grace” by Jackie Keyes and “Old Shep” by Sami Ghawi, special friends of the family. The Euolgy was given by sons Scott and Tyler, Hunters Prayer and Lords Prayer by Lisa Shiels. Good bye from the grandkids was given by the oldest Shaelynn. A slide show of Malcolm’s life then some stories by the Rankin family, Larry, Jamie and Shayne, and Judy Helperl, concluded the afternoon. Pallbearers were Don Richardson, Ray Reidle, Larry Rankin, John Kennedy, Allan Mitchell, Gord Riddell and Steve Nichol. Honorary Pallbearers were Judy Helperl and Wayne King, Barb & Gord Nichol, Bud & Orma Graham, Jack & Sharon Folkett, Sandy & Murray Wooldridge, Brian & Lori Cuvelier. Donations in memory of Malcolm may be made to “The Splash Park Fund” c/o Town of Killarney, Box 10, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
“Live everyday with the oneyou love like it were your last”.
COMBS: Anne Ellen Combs, 97 years old, died Wednesday, October 24 at Brandon Manitoba. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Deloraine, Manitoba on Monday, October 29th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Anne to the Southwest Regional Foundation, Box 338, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0 or to Samaritan House Ministries, 630 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0K7. Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent on-line at
MEDICINE: Arnold Stanley Medicine. January 17, 1966 - October 16, 2012. Arnold suddenly passed away at the age of 46. Arnold was one of six children. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Betty Medicine and brothers Glen and Dale. Leta (Adam), Donald (Wendy), Timmy (Angie), special friend Barabara. Arnold loved his children and granchildren very much. Conrad (Randsome) Shannon, Arnold (Preston, Kolby, Tacoah), Dale (Lexi), Charmaine (Jackson). Funeral will be held in Manitou Rapids, Ontario.
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