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McKIE: William “Bill” Kenneth McKie, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, at the age of 88 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Cecelia (Lampi) McKie, sisters Janice McKie and Marcia Droege and brother Thomas McKie. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 44 years, Sylvia, his two step-children, Russ (Donna) Everett and Dale (Roy) Baker, his brother Allan McKie, sister Virginia, three grandchildren, Ray (Kim) Everett, Duane (Gina) Baker and Tyler (Jessica) Ameccii, eight great grandchildren and several extended family members. Bill was born and raised in Bessimer, Michigan. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Bill was enlisted in the US Army as special project engineer from 1943 to 1946. After being released from his Army duty, he finished his degree as an engineer. He then embarked on his career which took him to Duluth MN where he met Sylvia. From Duluth, Bill moved on to Chicago, Minneapolis, Fort McMurray, Calgary and others locations during his career. When it was time for Bill to retire, he and Sylvia settled in Brandon. Bill could not simply relax in retirement, so he took a job working with MB Hydro as a housing energy efficiency inspector. Bill then took on the task of being Project Manager for Grace Lutheran Church, constructing churches for Labours for Christ from coast to coast. From Brandon they moved onto Medicine Hat to enjoy the milder winters and spent 13 years there before moving back to Brandon to be closer to family. Throughout his life Bill really enjoyed the outdoors, which included hunting, fishing, camping and golfing. He also enjoyed taking pictures of his travels along the way. Bill would always be willing to tell a story about his life adventures, whether you were a long time acquaintance or were fortunate enough to have just met him. Through his extraordinary life his true joy was spending time with his family. Bill will be deeply missed for his caring heart, honesty and thoughtfulness. A Funeral Service was held at Grace Luthern Church, Brandon, Manitoba, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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KLASSEN: It is with sorrow that we, her family announce the death of Katherine Klassen on September the 19, 2011 at Hillcrest Place, formerly of 83 Wilnor Bay, Brandon and Beresford, Manitoba. Katherine was born to Jakob and Anna Derksen in Felsenbach, Ukraine on May the 1, 1924. After a tumultuous childhood and young adulthood in Europe before, during and following WWII, she immigrated to Alexander, Canada where she met and married the love of her life, David Klassen. They were married in Abbotsford, British Columbia on October the 15, 1949 and then settled on Dad's farm at Beresford, Manitoba. As we think about Mom's life, the gifts of hospitality, kindness, benevolence and care are hallmarks of her life. From serving coffee to neighbours to large family dinners on special occasions, Mom's baking skills and hospitality gifts were known to many. She was a humble, unassuming woman who always placed others before herself; hundreds have experienced her generosity, caring and concern. As children, we were well taught the virtues of caring and sharing and the importance of faith in God. She loved her grandchildren and later her great grandchildren unceasingly; as a prayer warrior, her family was always in her prayers and as she was always interested in and aware of the activities of her family, she prayed specifically. Katie is survived by her daughter Helga (Jim) Bryant and grandsons and great granddaughters: Chris and Sheri Bryant, Haylie and Alyssa; Ken and Jocelynn Bryant; David and Anna Mae Bryant, Tayler and Sierra. She is also survived by her son Paul (Becky) Klassen and grandchildren and great grandsons: Valerie and Walter Funk, Steven andJordan; Kevin and Lyndsey Klassen, Deklan and Cole. Also surviving are a sister Anna Ackerman in Germany; sisters-in-law Anne Klassen and Liz Robinson and husband Norman of Vancouver, British Columbia; brother-in-law Henry Klassen and wife Edna of Merritt, British Columbia. Katie was predeceased by her loving husband David Klassen in January of 2009. They are now together in the presence of their Lord and Saviour. We wish to thank the staff at Hillcrest Place for the loving care and attention they provided to our mom as she made her home there since January of 2009. A celebration of Katie's life was held at Richmond Park Church on Friday, September 23. Donations in Katie's memory can be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5K9.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HUDEY: Richard (Rick) Kevin Hudey passed away on September 14, 2011 at the age of 55 years. Beloved husband to Gail Hudey, precious son to Steve and Ceone Hudey and son-in-law to Roy and Doris Stephen. He will be sadly missed by his children, Bryce and Stephanie Hudey. Rick had two stepchildren, Duane (Carme) McMaster and Rhonice McMaster and was known as 'Grandpa Rick' to Nicolas, Andrew and Harris. Rick is survived by siblings: Ron (Brenda), Randy (Gail), Rhonda, Mark (Dorothy), Michael and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Percy and Vi Clayton, Gladstone, and Mike and Dora Hudey, Neepawa. Rick was employed by Manitoba Hydro for thirty-six years and will be missed by many co-workers and friends. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the MS Society, Unit 5B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7K 1K2.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
IRONSIDE: Ruby Eileen (Macklin) passed away peacefully on September 19th, 2011 with her children at her side at Rock Lake Health Centre, Crystal City. Mom was born in the RM of Argyle on September 4th 1936 to Harold & Leorinda Macklin. She married Les Ironside on April 15th, 1955. Mom & Dad lived and farmed south west of Rapid City and raised 6 children. Over the years mom enjoyed curling, bowling, gardening and baking for the Rapid City Fair. For many years she was the Avon Representative for the Rapid City area. Her most treasured time was spent with her family. Mom was predeceased by: her parents Harold & Leorinda, brother Wesley, husband Les, father and mother in law James and Annie Ironside, brothers in law Jim, Ron, Bill, David Ironside, Morris Brennand and sister in law Shirley. She leaves to mourn her passing her children Deborah (Augustin Gosselin), Larry (Jackie), Don (Evelyn), Judy (Dave Hardy), LeeAnn (Kevin), and Cathy (Tim Tweedie). Grandchildren: Michelle, Sean, Darcy, Chris, DJ, Curtis, Jenni, Jeffrey, Jerred, Zane, Danielle and numerous great grand children. Sister Muriel (Ray Wickens), sisters in law Evelyn (Alec Heuser), Flora (Les Dyer), Ethel (Mack Westwood), Muriel Brennand, Zig (Lick Robinson), Jany (Lorne Lilley), Heather (Mel Soltys) and many nieces and nephews. The service was held on September 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in Glenora. Mom was laid to rest beside Dad by her children and grandchildren on September 23rd, 2011 in the Rapid City Cemetery. If you so desire, donations may be made in Mom’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HASSETT: Enid Ester Hassett, formerly Olver, and originally Bennett. Born in Brandon on Earth Day before there was one - April 22nd, 1920. She skipped away while dreaming on September 13th at the age of 91. Enid was an environmentalist before there was a movement. She was a feminist before there was a word for it. She was a painter, a writer, a nurse, and someone who found people homes to raise their children. She always championed what was right, and was never addled by artificial restraints. Her philosophy came down to - “Do whatever you think is right, but DO it.” And - “Don‘t stop at the first roadblock - there’s a way around everything.” She was a nurse anesthetist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and Supervisor of the first Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in Manitoba. She was the top woman real estate agent in Winnipeg in the 1970s, and she made sure she saw the world, traveling far and wide long before it was common. She married a happy, happening Air Force pilot, Frank Olver, who was tragically killed in 1951. They had one daughter, Susan. In 1956 she married a cute, easy-going banker, Vern Hassett, and had one son, Brian, in 1961. An Enid Memorial was held on Friday, September 23rd in Oakville, Ontario. There's an online memorial tribute at Enid is survived by her son Brian Hassett; her sister Marjorie MacAuley in Brandon; 3 grandchildren, Christopher and Michael LeSavauge, and Elizabeth Sutherland; and 3 great-grandchildren, Grace and Christopher LeSauvage, and Magdalene Tsushima.
Photo: By Brian, inside the crown of The Statue of Liberty.
DUNLOP: Thomas Robert William "Tom" Dunlop, age 76, beloved husband of Marilyn, died on September 21, 2011 at the Bayside Personal Care Home Killarney, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Family Interment at Brandon City Cemetery Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Tom maybe made to the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children; #100-2629 29th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 2N9.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd.
BAILEY: Regina Cerena Bailey of Brandon, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, September 22, 2011, two days following her 92nd birthday. Mum was born in Elton Municipality on September 20, 1919 to parents, William Gordon and Anna Sarah Dunseith. She received her education at Norman School. She married Charles (Wes) Bailey on December 27, 1943 and they were married for 67 years, until she was widowed in March of this year. Mum had a love for farming and the outdoors, especially gardening and enjoyed the hours spent in her vegetable and flower gardens. Mum was a homebody at heart and was most happy when doing needlework (such as pictures), making quilts with the neighbour ladies and all forms of sewing. During the last five years of her life she was a resident of Valleyview Care Centre, due to the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Regina was predeceased by her husband, Charles (Wes) in March of 2011, and she is survived by one son, Dexter of Brandon. At her request, cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held.
ALLEN: Beatrice Mae Allen (nee McCormick). It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved and beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Beatrice Mae Allen. Beatrice was born an only child on July 28, 1934 to William and Amelia McCormick. Beatrice was raised on a farm in Cardale, Manitoba. She then met the love of her life Jack Allen and they married in 1955. They enjoyed a life of going to dances and social gatherings with their many friends. She loved camping and the outdoors, playing cards, knitting, laughing and gave the best hugs. They camped many summers at Curran Park where she was happy to spend the day with her children while Jack went to work. She had a great love for her Siamese cats, always having one or two around the house. She devoted her life to her family – Jack (her best friend) and their 7 sons and 1 daughter. All of her grandchildren were her pride and joy and each held a special place in her heart. Family gatherings meant the world to Beatrice as she enjoyed having all her family together. Left to cherish Beatrice’s memory is her loving husband of 56 years, Jack; son Jim (Donna), children Tyler (Janice), Brett (Danielle), Josh (Natasha) and Scott; son Don (Cheryl), children Cheridon (Neal), Tory; son Lawrence (Donna), children Cindy (Randy Riege), Tracy (Barry Chapman); son Harvey (Pat) children Candace (Darren Randall), Krystal (Rod Duncan), Cole; son Doug (Colleen) children Kyle and Jenna; son Ken (Ronda) children Brian and Amelia (Jory); son Dennis (Jackie) children Logan and Brooklyn; daughter Kathy (Graham Bates) children Daniel, Jordan and Tanner; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great- great-grandchild. Her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who was involved in her beautiful life. Anyone who met Beatrice knew what a special, warm hearted and giving lady she was. In keeping with Beatrice’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating her life was held on August 18, 2011.
THERRIEN: The death of Mario Charles Therrien, beloved husband of Heather (nee Davidson) and dear father of Marc (Kylie Stasila), Rachel and Sarah, occurred suddenly in Brandon on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Funeral Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre. 727-0330.
BARROWS: The death of Gordon Kenneth Barrows beloved husband of Kathy occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Gordon's Life will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North. Joe Ball will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
IRONSIDE: Ruby Eileen Ironside, beloved wife of the late Leslie Ironside, age 75, died on September 19, 2011 at the Rock Lake Hospital, Crystal City, Manitoba. Memorial Service wil be held Thursday, September 22, 2011, Glenora Community Church, Glenora, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Private Interment Rapid City Cemetery, Rapid City, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9.
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Graham's Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.
HAWKINS: Ivy Kathleen, 83 years, beloved wife of Harold Hawkins, mother of Kathy (Jack) Welsh, May Menkema and George (Linda) Pringle, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Funeral Service will be held at the Brandon Hills United Church, Brandon Hills on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Brandon Hills Cemetery. In memory of Ivy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
DRAKE: Amelia “Millie” Drake of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the age of 80 years. A graveside service will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SHAHARIW: William (Bill) M.D. January 4, 1919 – September 12, 2011. Bill passed away peacefully on September 12, 2011 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC shortly after having said a loving good bye to his family. Born in Ukraine, Bill and his wife Agnes immigrated to Canada from Germany on Christmas Eve, 1949, and settled in Brandon, Manitoba, where he practiced as a solo family physician until his first retirement in 1990. When he and Agnes moved to Victoria that same year, he returned to part time work, enjoying his early shifts in the Operating Room at the Cowichan District Hospital and his days at the Lansdowne Medical Treatment Centre and the Royal Oak Centre Medical Clinic. Even his second retirement at 88 years of age was a reluctant one. Bill was clearly called to the practice of medicine, and dedicated his life to alleviating the suffering of others. Bill’s calling was also related to his deep faith in God, and in Brandon, he and Agnes helped to found Grace Mennonite Church – a community they attended faithfully throughout their decades in the ‘Wheat City.’ Bill lived an independent life until one week before he died. He enjoyed classical music, reading, watching the news, debating politics and economics, giving advice, and an occasional glass of Merlot. But most of all, he loved his family, with whom he visited regularly and spoke daily. He was especially fond of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who gave him great joy and pride. Bill was predeceased by his dear wife Agnes in 1991, and is survived by son Eugene (Katie) and daughters Betty (Bruce) and Valerie (John), several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his special friend Kae. Bill’s family is deeply grateful to RJH’s CCU staff whose care of Bill would have met with his approval and was exemplary in every way. Special thanks to Drs. Fretz, Sochowski, Parton and Wood, and Nurses Andrea, Corinne, Deanna, Brenda, Barb, Heather, Kathryn, Tim, Team Leader Jason, and Social Worker Barb. A celebration of Bill’s life will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Agnes and William Shahariw Memorial Scholarship at the University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3060, Victoria, BC V8W 3R4.
NEILSON: Terrence “Terry” William Neilson, 67 of Boise formerly of Pocatello passed away at his home Saturday, September 17, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23rd at the Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church, 765 E. Chinden Blvd., Meridian, Idaho. Remembrances may be left for the family online at Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. Terry was born on November 21, 1943 in Minnedosa Manitoba Canada to Otto and Lillian Neilson. He was raised in Erickson Manitoba and attended schools there. He married Patricia Slobodian in 1967, and from this union he was blessed with 3 children. Terry moved from Brandon Manitoba to Pocatello, Idaho in 1982. He married Gayla Covington Aragon in Pocatello in 1988. They moved to Boise in 2003. Terry worked for JR Simplot Company and Idaho State University in Pocatello. He enjoyed NASCAR, football, fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Gayla of Boise; son, Darren Neilson; daughter, Shelley (Scott) Hardenbrook and son Kevin (Randi) Neilson all of Pocatello; step sons: Marc Aragon of Kansas City, Brian (Jennifer) Aragon of Pocatello; and step daughter, Christine Aragon of Boise; sister, Cheryl Bagnall of Lethbridge, Canada; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Bryan Neilson.
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