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GUNNARSON: Elster Gunnarson unexpectedly passed away at the Boundary Trails Health Centre in Morden on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Elster was born on April 27, 1935, in the Clanwilliam district, Unorganized Territory. He was the third youngest child of fourteen born to Sven and Ebba Gunnarson. Elster attended Clear Lake School and then went to work at various jobs including pipeline, Agristeel and Riding Mountain National Park. He retired from Parks Canada in 1995, after 25 years of service. Elster married Barbara Palmer on October 5, 1963, in Winnipeg. Together they raised four sons: Gregory (Wayne), Douglas (Linda), Jeffrey (Carolyn) and Jason (Sarah). Also surviving are grandchildren: Scott, Dylan, Cody, Leah, Cole and Kiana. He was predeceased by his parents Sven and Ebba, siblings: Alex, Melford, Ivar, Earl, Eleanor, Vivian, Hazel and Marlon. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Onanole and District Recreation Centre, Onanole with Elgin Hall officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Erickson Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join the family in a time of fellowship and sharing of memories at the Onanole and District Recreation Centre immediately following the interment service. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
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GRANGER: Jean Granger of Brandon, beloved mother of Norman, Brian and Edwin, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the age of 102 years. Funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown of St. George’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment to follow at Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Complte obituary
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Complete obituary information to follow.
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GAULD: Allan MacLeod Gauld, 1927-2010. Passed away peacefully at Rocky View Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, September 20, 2010. Survived by sister Gladys and nieces Darlene and Marie, all of Surrey BC, nephews John of Delta, BC and Stewart of Chilliwack, BC, plus one great-niece and five great-nephews. Allan was born, raised and educated in Brandon where he started his career with Keddy Auto Parts, transferred to Calgary, Alberta, worked for Napa Auto Parts until his retirement after 25 years in sales.
“When the day of toil is done, when the race of life is run, God grant thy wearied one rest for evermore”
Donation if desired to Cancer Society of choice, in his name. Interment Valley View Cemetery, Surrey, BC.
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CANTY: Evelyn Elizabeth Canty. It is with sadness that the family of Evelyn Elizabeth Canty announce her peaceful passing at Vernon, B.C. on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the age of 88 years. Evelyn was born at Oak Lake, Manitoba on March 15, 1922 the youngest daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth (McKay) Pigg. She attended school at Kemnay. Mom married our Dad William (Bill) Canty on December 2, 1942 and they farmed at Hayfield and later Kemnay, moving to Brandon in 1959. Mom was a wonderful cook, and cooking became her career. She was a cook at the Brandon Golf Club until 1964 when Bill and Evelyn moved to Calgary. Mom worked at the Earl Grey Golf Club, then ran her own coffee shops, first at the North Hill Curling Club and then for many years at the Calgary Curling Club. Evelyn retired to Vernon, B.C. in 1981. Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband Bill Canty in 1975, son Bill in 2000, and son Herb in 2003, all her siblings and their spouses, Alf and Lois Grant, George and Grace Young, Norm Pigg and Doug and Kay Pigg, as well her brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Anne Canty, Tim and Dorothy Canty, Gene and Kathleen Maylott and Jud Miller, five nephews and three nieces. Mom has left us now to be reunited with them all; also by lovingly pets, Charlie, Minnie and Patches who gave her endless happy hours. Evelyn is survived by daughters: Kathleen Hourie (Roaldaho), Winnipeg, Manitoba and Judith Canty, Vernon, B.C.; special granddaughter Meghan Canty Domonkos and Brent of Surrey, B.C.; grandchildren, David and Darcy Canty, Michelle Hourie (Ron) and Holly Aho; great-grandchildren, Michelle’s children, Joshua Hourie (Bianca), Jordan Scott (Cheyanna), Sierra and Sienna Jackson; Holly’s children, Quiru, Tobais, and Keyon-Dré Julian; great-great-grandchildren, Oshay and Jerrell Hourie and Ivory Scott of Winnipeg; grandchildren: Carrie (Canty) Jensen (Gerald), and Micheal (Theresa) Canty, great-grandchildren Madisen Jensen and Teghan Canty-Thompson, McKinely, Peyton, and Grace Canty of Calgary; grandchildren: Ryan (Vicky), Kristen (David) and Kelly Canty of Brandon; daughters-in-law, Lorraine Canty, Calgary, Karen Canty (Luc), Brandon, sister-in-law Margaret (Canty) Miller of Fort Frances, Ontario; nephews and nieces, Ted Young, Ray Grant, Tim Canty, Lorraine McCulloch, Katherine Kay, Louise Fox. Evelyn was a kind and gentle woman who enjoyed a good laugh. She loved cooking, baking, gardening, traveling and having friends and family come for visits.
“We will miss you always”
As Mom wished, immediate cremation took place. An interment will take place on October 9, 2010 in Calgary where she will be interred with Dad at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Evelyn’s life will be held at Dover Community Centre, Calgary. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or charity of choice.
“Rest in peace”
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KOWALCHUK:John Harry, age 89 years, beloved husband of the late Olga Kowalchuk, father of Donald & Greg, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of John, 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 dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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STOBBE: Mary Stobbe, beloved wife of Peter of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the age of 86 years. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at the Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street, on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ben Kramer officiating. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Tribal Trails, Box 3030, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 7V4. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SOMERS: Sharon Lynne nee Creasy (Neale) Somers, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her residence in Carberry on Tuesday September 28, 2010 at the age of 66 years. Sharon will be joyfully remembered by her loving husband Graham, son Dale Neale, daughter Joleen (Doug) Graham, grandchildren Brett and Jenna Graham, Matthew (Jen) Neale, Rheanon (Ryan) Davidson and Jaymie Neale, great grandchildren; Charlie and Jackson Neale; step children Darryl and Nola Somers (children William and Drew), Kent and Anne Somers (children Kate, Malcolm and Noah), Debra and Gerald Parisen (children Rachael and Stephanie); brothers Richard (Connie) and Lionel “Bud” Creasy, sister Kay (Gordon) Currie, sisters- in-law Ann Creasy, Bernice Creasy and Eileen Creasy, daughter-in-law Twyla Neale, former husband Gerald Neale, also by her God Family Jennifer and Glenn Normore and God child Jacob, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sharon was predeceased by her son Darrell “Red” Neale, brothers Keith, Wilbert, and Robert “Bob”, mother Mae (nee Outhwaite) and father Ernest Creasy, brother-in-law Gordon Currie and by a sister-in-law Mae Creasy. Family and friends will remember Sharon as tenacious and optimistic, with a good sense of humor and strength of spirit. She was described as the “classiest lady” ever known. A Celebration of Sharon’s life will be held on Saturday October 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment will take place in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Sharon survived several bouts of cancer. At her request, friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Sharon’s memory to the Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon Manitoba, R7A 2B3. For online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
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KOWALCHUK:John Harry, age 89 years, beloved husband of the late Olga Kowalchuk, father of Donald & Greg, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of John, 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 dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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PLAISIER-ANDRIES: The death of Mary Helen Plaisier-Andries occurred at the Assiniboine Centre on September 28, 2010. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Barry Schoonbaert will officiate. Interment will follow in theMelita Cemetery, Melita, Manitoba. Friends who desire may make a memorialdonation in memory of Mary to the ALS Society, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 1J2. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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NESBITT: Beverly Grant of Brandon, beloved husband of Shirley (McCausland), passed away suddenly at home at the age of 74 years. Grant leaves to mourn his passing, daughter Debbie; grandchildren, Trent, Derek (Marissa) and Melissa, and great grandson Cole. Step-sons Craig (Denise), Brent (Cindy) and Guy (Anne); step- grandchildren, Scott, Anna, Julia, Teagan, Gage, Kallie and Bree. Also surviving are his brother Clare (Jean), nephew Kirby (Bonnie), niece Pat (Paul), great nephew Owen and many cousins. A Celebration of Grant’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. A private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Grant may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MITCHELL: Flora Lillian Mitchell passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at the age of 89 years, Flora Lillian Mitchell (nee Johnson) of Baldur, Manitoba. Flora leaves to mourn her passing her two sons Mel (Barbara) of Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba, Glen (Marlene) of Baldur, six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother-in-law Albert Hallgrimson of Glenboro as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Flora was predeceased by her husband Victor in 1972, sisters Evelyn Hallgrimson and Dorothy (Bob) Cooney and by a brother Jack Johnson. Friends were invited to a reception at the Baldur Drop In Centre on Saturday September 25, 2010 for a time of lunch and fellowship. A private family graveside service was held prior to the reception. Memorial donations can be made in Flora’s memory to the Grund Cemetery Fund, c/o R.M. of Argyle, Baldur Manitoba, R0K 0B0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. For online condolences visit www.willlmorchapel.com. Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, Glenboro were in care of arrangements. 827-2480.
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MacKINNON: It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of John Michael MacKinnon on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. John was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and has lived and travelled to many provinces and countries. He is survived by a daughter, Allison and her mother, Erika. He also leaves parents, Dan and Theresa MacKinnon; a brother, Donald (wife Loriand children Devon and Joshua); a brother Robert (wife Julie and daughter Brooke). There are numerous relatives across Canada. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, September 30, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of John to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3- 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Manitoba Lung Association, 8, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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KILLE: Leslie Clarence Kille, beloved husband of Muriel, father of Ron, Don, Rick and Randy, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his loving family at his side. Les was born July 3, 1923 in Rapid City, Manitoba. After serving with the Canadian Army, Les went on to work at McDowell and Doak. In the 1950’s, Les worked for Trader’s Finance then on to Founders Acceptance. In the 1970’s, Les worked for Consolidated Turf selling lawn and garden equipment to dealers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He retired in 1992 and worked with his sons at the Colonial and Redwood Inns as maintenance manager. Les was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He made many friends with his various associations. Muriel and Les spent many great years in ACT and they enjoyed travelling to a variety of places in the world. He will be sorely missed by all. Les was predeceased by his mother and father, Victor and Alice Kille; his brother Stu Kille, and grandson, Jeffrey Kille. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Muriel; his sons, Ron (Mona), Don (Becki), Rick (Kelly), Randy (Cheryl); grandchildren, Julie, Erin and David Kille; Tammy, Brent and Tim Kille; Kayla and Kerri Anne Kille; Joey and Chris Kille; and Dawn Affleck; as well as five great grandchildren. A Celebration of Les’ Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Les may be made to the Brandon Family YMCA Capital Campaign, 231-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X2 or to the Brandon Area Community Foundation, DPO Box 22096, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y9. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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HOWDEN: The death of Keith Howden occurred on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 73 years. Keith was born July 20, 1937 at Deloraine, Manitoba and grew up on a farm near Goodlands and also received his education at Goodlands School. At the age of 18 he moved to Brandon to work for Manitoba Hydro, where he held many positions over his 37 year career, retiring in 1993. Keith belonged to the Kinsmen Club, Car Club and the Snow-Goers. His interests included following the Brandon Wheat Kings, snowmobiling, golfing, baseball, as well as woodworking and construction. Surviving are his wife Lynne, sons: Darryl (Mhairi) and their children Sarah, Kayley and Meagan; Jason (Joanne) and their daughter Madisyn. Also surviving is Keith's brother Wayne (Dolores) Howden. Keith was predeceased by his parents Norman and Ilda and brother Murray. The Ceremony to Celebrate Keith's Life will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. A private graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens prior to the ceremony. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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HILDEBRANDT: The death of Walter Hildebrandt of Rivers occurred Friday, September 24, 2010. A graveside service will be held at the Rivers Cemetery, Veteran's Section on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp, Legion Padre officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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