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MALLERY: Calvin “Cal” Mallery passed away suddenly at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the age of 52 years. A memorial service will be held at the Rapid City United Church, 310-3rd Avenue on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Fleming, Saskatchewan.
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SUTTER: Margaret, 90 years, beloved wife of the late Dr. Benjamin Sutter, mother of Carolyn, Janet, Joan, Daryl and Glenn, died at her residence in Souris, Manitoba on Monday, July 16, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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MALLERY: Calvin “Cal” Mallery passed away suddenly at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the age of 52 years. A memorial service will be held at the Rapid City United Church, 310-3rd Avenue on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Fleming, Saskatchewan.
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SUTTER: Margaret, 90 years, beloved wife of the late Dr. Benjamin Sutter, mother of Carolyn, Janet, Joan, Daryl and Glenn, died at her residence in Souris, Manitoba on Monday, July 16, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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KETCHIN: Gordon Neal Ketchin, beloved husband of the late Grace Ketchin, formerly residing in Virden, Manitoba passed away at Baldur Personal Care Home, Baldur, Manitoba Saturday; July 14, 2012 at the age of 77 years. The Funeral service for family and friends to attend will be held at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Thursday; July 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Linda Clark officiating. All attending are then invited to join the family at Arrow River Community Hall for a luncheon following the funeral service. A private family interment will take place at Arrow River Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in memory of Gordon.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of the arrangements.
GUSDAL: Orville Erick Gusdal of Brandon passed away on July 11 at the Brandon Regional Health Center at the age of 91. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. Orville was born on February 7, 1921, to Anna (Hall) and Oswald Gusdal and was raised in Erickson, Manitoba. He started farming north of Erickson in 1943 and married Lavina Hodges of Onanole in 1944. He was an avid sportsman and loved to play hockey and baseball during his youth as well as hunt. He left the farm in 1956 and joined Powell Equipment Caterpillar Dealership in Winnipeg as a Sales Rep. He was transferred to Dauphin, The Pas and Brandon (1961). Orville had been an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and served as a Brandon City Councillor. He and his wife, Lavina, were fortunate to be able to travel extensively in Canada and the USA as well as overseas. Orville retired in 1981 and spent several winters in Weslaco, Texas, where he enjoyed playing pool and golfing. During the last 10 years he spent winters at home in Brandon and summers at the farm where he was close to his roots. He was predeceased by his sister Ruth Doan. Surviving are his wife Lavina; children Bryan, Sharyn, Curtis; sister Margaret Halvarson; nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. The funeral service will be held July 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church (north of Erickson) with interment following. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethel Historical Society, Box 414, Erickson MB R0J 0P0; Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd., Brandon, MB, R7B 1E1 or charity of your choice.
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Rae's Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements (204) 636-7727.
CULBERTSON: Thomas Blaine Culbertson, age 69 passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on July 14, 2012. Blaine was predeceased by his wife Dorothy and infant daughter Hope, he is survived by daughters Jodie & Robin. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Goodlands Fellowship Hall Goodlands, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Goodlands Cemetery. Donations in memory of Blaine may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society; 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7, or to a charity of own choice.Messages of condolence may be made at Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba.
SHEARDOWN:John Ross (Wimp) Sheardown; beloved husband of Norma; father of Jeff (Cheryl) and Leslee (Brian) McKee; grandfather of Matthew and Mark Sheardown; Julia (Nathan) Fleck and Jarret McKee; great grandfather of Morgan and Edie Fleck; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 83 years of age. A service to celebrate Ross’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Hamiota United Church followed by a reception at the Hamiota Community Centre. A private family interment will take place at the Hamiota Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ross’s memory to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, c/o Palliative Care Program or Chemotherapy Program, Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; Hamiota Aquatic Centre, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be sent via the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
POLLOCK: Ivy Henrietta Pollock. It is with great sadness the family of Ivy Pollock (formally of Brandon and Bethany, MB) are sorry to announce her peaceful passing on July 7th, 2012 at Diamond Lodge Nursing Home in Biggar, Sask. Ivy was born on January 12, 1910 in Walpole, Sk. to Edmund and Elizabeth(Passmore) Lettley. She was the loving mother to Edmund Pollock and Shirley Johnson. Sister in laws Margaret Pollock and Evelyn Lettley, several neices and nephews. Ivy is predeased by her loving husband Archie, parents, brothers- William and Fred Lettley, sisters Lily and Mabel, daughter in law Barbara Pollock, son in law Roland Johnson. Ivy attended a country school by horse and buggy along with her siblings. Her first job being a telephone operator at the local telephone office. She worked there until Archie and her were married in 1931. Through the depression years they moved several times in villages in south eastern Sask. and southern Manitoba, retiring in Brandon MB in 1969. Her husband Archie passed away in 1977. Ivy moved to Biggar in 1994 and lived there until her passing. Grondin Funeral Services- Biggar, Saskatchewan entrusted with the arrangements.
TROTT: At 86 years young, Gwen (Pritchard) Trott passed gently to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, MB. Gwendolyn Jean Leece was born October 3, 1925.  She was the middle daughter of John and Jean Leece who farmed in the West Derby area near Lake Lorne. When Gwen was a child during the depression years, she recalled using wet sacks to control sparks from prairie fires. But she also fondly remembered her school days at West Derby - cold wagon rides, Christmas concerts and community dances.  Her mother was a resilient, spirited woman who gardened, preserved, baked, raised livestock and loved fun. Gwen learned well and became a hard working woman with similar skills.  She also truly shared the love of laughter and games. Gwen was also a founding member of the West Derby Ladies Group. In 2011, Gwen was honored as one of two surviving original members at a reunion in Killarney. Gwen completed grades 10 and 11 by boarding in Cartwright. The war years framed her adult life. A young bride at 18, Gwen said farewell to her new husband, Wm. Evans Pritchard.  He was posted with the RCAF in Britain in 1943. She moved to Winnipeg to study at Dominion Business College and then worked for Northern Assurance Co. on Portage Ave. It was a great fit as Gwen's father was a businessman and she used her new skills throughout her life. These first years of marriage certainly required bravery and faith. Gwen's prayers were answered and her husband returned in 1945, but with lingering health issues. They shared a farm home with the Waldie family until they could finally purchase the Hazeldell district farm through Vereran’s Land Act (VLA). Gwen and Evans' family grew with the birth of their son and four daughters; however, the years also included many challenges.  Due to Evans' health, eventually Gwen and their young son, Murray, managed the farm work.  As well, her gentle father passed away but the support of Hazeldell neighbors and her mother kept the family strong.  A new life started after the farm auction in 1961. The family of seven settled in Roblin, Manitoba and due to limited houses to buy, they rented a two-bedroom house without the convenience of running water! Evans worked for Veteran's Land Act there and together they proudly built a new home in 1962 for their family. Gwen joined the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, curled, golfed, managed the home and harvested a huge garden. Many friends were made and the family loved to spend time driving through the countryside and enjoying picnics at nearby lakes. The family relocated to Brandon in 1967 and moved into their new home on 27th Street. Once again, Gwen managed the family home while many new friendships were formed. Gwen continued her active involvement with the Legion and became a Life Member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary #247. She found her church home at Knox United where Gwen took great pride in the congregation.  She also enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends.  It was often Gwen who maneuvered the travel trailer into tight spots and through cities like Toronto and Vancouver as that first trailer went across Canada over two summers! The children grew up, some began young families and Gwen continued her care giving ways as Evans' health faltered.  He passed away in 1982. Heartbroken, Gwen started to build a new life, enjoyed volunteering, part-time work and was a supportive, loving mum to her adult children and their families.  Trips to world championship curling in Scotland and Switzerland were a highlight of these years. Gwen's life began a wonderful new path when she married Don Trott at Knox in 1991.  Together they enjoyed many trips and winter getaways to Portugal and Arizona. They loved to relax on their deck and bird watch. They enjoyed many years of music and dancing, and pastimes such as board and card games as well as golfing and curling.  Gwen supported Don's many community involvements and enjoyed the families of his children, Rob (Joan) and Sandra.  Don willingly joined in Gwen's family life and was especially kind to her mother, Jean, who lived almost 99 years.  The two of them made many road trips across the prairies to visit family.  And true to Gwen's spirit, she cared for Don as his health failed and he passed on January 2, 2012. Sadly Gwen's own health quickly declined and she has spent the last five months struggling with many challenges. With heavy hearts her family has had to say goodbye. We are Murray and Audrey Pritchard (Winnipeg), Trudy and Bill Gray (Killarney), Shirley and Grant Watson (Brandon), Val and Michael Morley (Medicine Hat, AB) and Faye and Doug Allison (Brookdale). Gwen celebrated the birthdays, sports, music, and graduations of eight grandchildren. She danced at the weddings of five grandchildren, and was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered by her sisters, Helen Gardiner (Clearwater) and Doris Stout (Winnipeg) and extended family. Mum also maintained her connections to the Pritchard family. Gwen's sense of humor, her generosity and caring ways with family and friends will be her cherished legacy. We love you, Mum, Grandma Gwen and Grandma Great. The celebration of Gwen’s life was held at Knox United on Sunday, July 8. Her six grandsons were pallbearers, her two granddaughters shared grandma stories, granddaughter Breanne read her special poem, and daughter Valerie spoke about Mum. Rev. Harvey Hurren graciously officiated a service full of music and memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gwen to Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5A9 or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room 0N1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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STEWART: Grace Margaret. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Grace Margaret (McGillivray) Stewart, aged 87 years, on July 4th, 2012 at the Neepawa Hospital. Grace was born on November 7, 1924 to Mack & Eva McGillivray in the Glendale District. She lived on the farm there and attended Glendale School along with her younger brother, Earl. On June 23, 1947 at Franklin, Manitoba, Grace married Roy Stewart and moved to his family farm, just north-west of Neepawa. They had two daughters, Carol and Lorna. Grace worked with Roy on the farm and raised the girls. In 1959, they left the farm and moved into town. Grace loved gardening and sewing and took great pride in the fact she sewed both her daughters' wedding gowns as well as all the bridesmaids’ dresses. Roy and Grace joined a bowling league shortly after moving to town and enjoyed to bowl, into their retirement years. Grace was extremely proud of her 305 five-pin bowling score, a feat she never accomplished again! Family was the prime focus of her life. Grace would always be willing to babysit any of her six grandchildren at a moment’s notice, no matter how far she had to go to do so. And as they grew older, she was kept busy baking cookies for them and watching hockey at the arena. She also really enjoyed her afternoon drives in the country with Roy, which continued until his passing. Grace is survived by her two daughters: Carol (Dave) Bray of Neepawa and their four children; Danny (Terri), Ronnie (Jocelyn), Ken (Cathy) and Diane Bray (Matt); Lorna (Norm) Gruhn of Minto and their two sons; Jerry (Marcia) and Jeff Gruhn (Jill). There are also nine great-grandchildren: Jenna, Rylan, Ethan, Erica, Ashley, Sierra, Morgan and Kian Bray and Chaz Gruhn/Coutu. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Greta Patterson of Neepawa, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Roy in 2006, her parents Mack (1979) and Eva (1981), and her brother Earl (2007), sisters-in-law Alma McGillivray (1976), Dorothy Nicholson (2000), and brother- in-law Jack Nicholson (1988), Jim Patterson (1981) and Art Crabbe (1941). A graveside service was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Mark Satterly officiating. Urn bearers were, her six grandchildren with White’s Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
“Bye Mom”We love you
RUTHERFORD: Sadly after a courageous fight Gerald Rutherford passed away surrounded by his family at the Personal Care Home in Glenboro, Manitoba on June 16th, 2012 at the age of 70. Gerald was born at Stockton, Manitoba September 16th, 1941 to George and Florence Rutherford.  He completed his schooling at Stockton, Manitoba and farmed with his father.  On August 11, 1962 he married Shirley Campbell.  They were blessed with 5 children, Laurie, Corinne, Darren, Kelly-Ann and Ryan. In 1987 Gerald left the farm to work at MLK Construction.  He was employed with them for 10 years and then moved on to work at McLaren Farm Ventures. In 2000, Gerald and Shirley moved to Glenboro where Shirley still resides today. In 2008, Gerald was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).  Gerald worked at Cypress River Potato Growers until his illness forced him to retire. He loved the outdoors and spent many weekends and holidays camping and fishing with family and friends.  Many countless hours throughout the years were spent participating in his children’s sports and in most recent years it brought great joy to him to be able to watch his grandchildren at their sporting events. Gerald battled his disease with courage and strength, never complaining and still managed to retain his sense of humour.  He often brightened our days with his smile and laugh. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, sons Laurie (Lorraine) of Wawanesa, Darren (Corrine) of Stockton, Ryan (Kristi) of Glenboro, his daughters Corinne (Les) of Cypress River and Kelly-Ann (Herb) of Langley, BC, as well as grandchildren Megan, Mitchell, Reese, Bree, Amy, Reid, Kaylee, Shalyne, Riley, Mikayla, Conner, Kallum, Marlie and Bretton.  Also surviving him are his sisters Annabell Barnett of Grandview, Manitoba and Mary-dell (Tom) Findlay of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and their families. He was predeceased by his parents George (1991) and Florence (1993), and by in-laws Fred and Lillian Campbell, brothers-in-law Bob Harrod & Edward Barnett. A celebration of Gerald’s life was held at Milford Cemetery on Thursday, June 21st, 2012.
Dad,You were always there when we needed youNo task too great or small,With a loving heart and a willing handFor us you did them all.Thanks for the years you gave us,And for the times we shared,We only pray when you left usYou knew how much we cared.God saw you getting tiredWhen a cure was not to be,He put His arms around youAnd said, “Come unto Me.”
ROBINSON: Ralph Roscoe. It is with deep sadness that Ralph's family announces his passing on July 11, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Dad was born on July 21, 1921 in Cartwright, MB. He spent three years in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945. On February 10, 1945, he married Alice Steward in Deloraine, MB. They were married for 55 years and had two sons, Ronald and Randy. In 1957, the family moved to Brandon. Dad worked at Canadian Motors before being employed by Assiniboine and Brandon General Hospitals until his retirement. In retirement, he spent many enjoyable years on the golf course and watching his Blue Jays on TV. He and Mum took many trips out West visiting family and spending time in Victoria, B.C. Dad had a special fondness for his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he called "the little darlings." He was very proud of his family and especially the achievements of his children and grandchildren. Dad was incredibly resilient and had a great love for life. His sense of humour has left us with many stories about Grampa that we will cherish for years to come. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Alice, on March 26, 2000 and son Ronald on July 17, 2001. Left to mourn are his son Randy (Wendy) of Onanole and daughter-in-law Joan of Victoria, B.C. Also surviving are grandchildren Lee (Stephanie) Robinson of Nanaimo, B.C.; Laird (Jennifer) of Langley B.C.; Jennifer (David) Dimaline of San Antonio, Texas; Jeremy (Juli) Robinson of Calgary, AB and several great grandchildren. We wish to thank the staff of Rideau Park Personal Care home for the care and attention given to Dad while living there. Many of the staff became good friends and he enjoyed their visits. We also thank the Doctors and Nursing staff in Palliative Care for their kindness and the excellent care provided to Dad. A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 would be appreciated.
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OLIVER: Reginald Lloyd Peacefully passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre on July 6th, 2012. Lloyd was born on February 25th, 1923 to Reginald and Lilian Oliver of Miniota, MB. Lloyd received all his formal education at Miniota School. In 1940 he answered the call of duty and enlisted in the Canadian Army, fighting in Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. After the war Lloyd returned home to Miniota and started farming. In 1951 he married Beth Lorimer of Pope Manitoba and were later blessed with seven children. In the following years Lloyd’s carpentry and plumbing skills earned him the nickname Mr Fix it as he quickly became the handyman of Miniota. When Lloyd retired from full time Farming in 1978 he and Beth enjoyed travelling the globe, from Mexico to the Netherlands and all over North America. Lloyd’s new career soon became being an advisor to the next generation on the family farm, craftsman and grandfather. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and community member. Family and friend gathered July 11th at the Miniota Hall in a celebration of a life well lived. Pallbearers were 6 grandsons: Dallas Oliver, Nicholas Croft, Jordan Moffatt, Ted Oliver, Travis Oliver and Michael Croft. Internment followed at the Miniota Cemetery and a reception followed at the Miniota Hall. Lloyd is survived by his children: sons Dennis (Beth), Brian (Mary-Jean), Darcy, daughters, Julia (Bryan) Schettler, Betty (Paul) Croft, sisters Ruth (Charles) Pike and Shirley Oliver, and numerous grandchildren. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Beth, his parents Reg and Lilian Oliver, sons Ted Oliver and Paul Oliver and grandson Tyler Oliver. Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be sent to the Miniota and Area Foundation Box 70, Miniota MB R0M 1M0 or one’s charity of choice.
MITCHELL: Edna Mitchell, beloved wife of the late Barclay Mitchell, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church will officiate. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Edna may be made to Sun Fund for Kids, 800 McTavish Avenue, Brandon MB R7A 6C2 or a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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