Classifieds / Obituaries
CHAMBERS: Stewart Allan Chambers of Belmont MB passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Sunday October 21, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Allan leaves to mourn his passing his daughters Katherine Chambers of Vancouver B.C., Karla (Shawn) Andrich of Winnipeg, brother Larry (Myrna) Chambers of Glenboro, sister Donna (Ian) MacGregor of Ninette as well as extended family & friends. Allan was predeceased by his parents Milton & May Chambers. Cremation has taken place & no service will be held. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Allans memory to the Glenboro Palliative Care, Box 310 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0 or to a charity of ones choice.
On line condolencescan be made by visitingwww.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480 or 204-526-2380.
ALEX: Carl Ferdinand Alex passed away at his home on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Carl is survived by his children: Scarlett of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Melvin of Rapid City, MB; Scarletts son Brandon, also of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Minnedosa, MB with the interment to follow in the Smoland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868.
FLOOK: Rev. Dorrie Flook (Archibald) of Brandon, beloved mother of Clay and Leslie (John) Menzies, passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the age of 90 years. A funeral service to honor Dorries life will be held at Central United Church 327-8th Street, on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will be held at Riding Mountain Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dorrie may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DYCK: Dorcas Rose - After a brief hospitalization, Dorcas Rose Dyck (nee Sercombe) of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, MB, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2012, at the age of 89. Dorcas is survived by her daughters Carol (Tom) Foster of South Paris, Maine, and Mavis Dyck of Portage la Prairie, MB; sons Earl of Brandon, MB, Wayne (Ruth) of Winnipeg, MB, and Dennis (Dorothy Francisco) of Otisfield, Maine; daughter-in-law Linda Dyck of Brandon, MB; grandchildren Deleah Foster of Greenville, SC, Naomi, Devon, and Sherilyn Foster of South Paris, ME, Dylan (Jessica) Dyck of Brandon, MB, Deanna Dyck (Chad McKinnon) of Rapid City, MB, Timothy, Matthew, Rachel, and Joel Dyck of Winnipeg, MB, Christopher Dyck of Chicago, IL, Amanda Dyck of Jamesville, NY, and Veronica Dyck of Otisfield, Maine; great-grandchildren Brayden and Jordyn McKinnon of Rapid City, MB, and Jacob Dyck of Brandon, MB. Also surviving are sisters Frances Hanna of Gainsborough, SK, Phyllis (George) Lawford of Portage la Prairie, MB, Norma (Aquila) Stamatyades of Toronto, ON, and Muriel (Roy) Beckett of St. Thomas, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorcas was predeceased by her husband Henry in 2011, her parents John and Rose Sercombe, her sister Esther Bott, and her precious granddaughter, Dana Dyck. Dorcas was born on December 19, 1922, in rural Portage la Prairie, MB. After completing her schooling at Poplar Bluff School, she continued working on her father's farm west of Portage la Prairie. On December 1, 1954, she married Henry Dyck in Portage la Prairie, where she began to raise her young family while Henry worked on the farm and at the Campbell's Soup plant. In 1967 she moved to Brandon with her family, where she resided until 1981 when she and her family moved back to Portage la Prairie. Dorcas fellowshipped with the Christians at the First Street Gospel Hall in Portage la Prairie, where she attended Sunday School and first confessed faith in Christ as a teenager. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Dorcas was an avid gardener, and she took great pleasure from her flower beds and vegetable gardens right up until her death. She delighted in sharing her sweet peas and garden produce with all her family and friends. Dorcas faithfully served her family as a homemaker and committed herself diligently to the challenge of providing care for her disabled daughter Mavis until 2011, when she was no longer able to care for her. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the First Street Gospel Hall, corner of 1st and Lorne Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Portage Evangelical Church, 72-3rd Street N.E., Portage la Prairie, MB, with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to PBS Centre, Box 110, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3B2. Arrangements entrusted to Ronald Moffit Memorial Services.
BASARABA: Tanis, Taylor and Heather Basaraba are saddened to announce the passing of their Dad, Dennis on October 21, 2012. A memorial reception will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, October 25, 2012 beginning at 1:30 pm. A complete obituary will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MANSFIELD: Alice El,izabeth Betty Clements Mansfield (née Petersen) February 16, 1930 - October 19, 2012. After a lengthy battle with melanoma, Betty passed away at the Assiniboine Centre surrounded by her family. She is survived by: her husband of 10 years, Fred Mansfield; her children Bruce Clements (Diane), Diane Paull, James Clements (Gisele) & Cindy Engel (Darren); nieces Colleen Guntner (John), Darlene Richards (Bob), Debbie Stanton; sister Blondie Neff (Ted); cousin Allie Mowat, step-daughter-in-law Pat Mansfield & Fred's grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Grandma Betty leaves her own legacy of 12 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren to mourn her passing and to remember her fondly. She was predeceased by her mother Alice Robinson, great-grandson Andrew, sisters Sharon Bernardin & Norma Brown, son-in-law Arthur Paull, step-sons-in-law Lyle Ramsay & Bill Mansfield.Betty was a certified hairdresser and self-taught seamstress. She did much of that work from home for her clientele while attending to her babes. As a young mother, Betty always ensured that her children were well fed with homemade food and clothed with her creations. She was very involved in her children's many extra-curricular activities and volunteered her skills for various committees. As an airforce wife, Betty & her family were posted to various Canadian locations (Goose, Bay, Aylmer, Portage, Camp Borden, Kirkland Lake, Ottawa, & Moose Jaw), with one memorable posting at 2 fighter wing in Grostenquin, France. The Clements family were able to enjoy many wonderful sites and experiences during their vacations throughout Europe & Canada. Betty's extended airforce family were a great source of support & lasting friendships for her over the years, especially when she was away from her extended family in Brandon & Winnipeg. Betty spent nearly twenty years living on the west coast (White Rock & North Vancouver), and had worked in the fabrics department at Eaton's and the housekeeping staff at a nursing home. She also volunteered in a palliative care program during that time, as her nature was to nurture. Betty paid many visits to friends who fought their own battles with illness and cared for them when she could. In 2000, she made a move to Neepawa, Manitoba to live in Jim & Gisele's granny suite in order to be closer to her mother Alice in Brandon for her final years. She met Fred at the Neepawa Lily Festival in 2001 and they began a short courtship before marrying on August 24th, 2002. Betty lived with Fred on his family farm in Forrest, until they decided to move to Brandon for their final years together. Fred brought much music & fun to Betty's life with the musical events he was invited to play at. Betty loved attending the afternoon dances at the Central Community Center in Brandon where Fred was the lead guitarist every Friday from fall till spring for many years. Mom's favorite tune was Fred's rendition of "Crystal Chandeliers". Due to her declining health, Betty was no longer able to care for her husband Fred and her family facilitated her move to the Lions Manor where she enjoyed the past year. Although they lived apart, she especially cherished her daily calls from Fred when she was at home and meeting him on scooter for their lunch dates in the park or at the mall. The family would like to thank the many friends & extended family who visited Mom during her various stays at the hospital and during her final 3 weeks at home. Special thanks to Dr. Edwards for his friendship & the compassionate care that he provided to Mom during her illness, also to Barb Hutchinson at the Respiratory Clinic for her advice & support, and to Rev. Joe Ball for his visits & support. Many thanks also to: the compassionate nursing staff on A3 for her final days & A2 during her stays the past year; the home care team who assisted Mom with daily life during the past 12 months; and certainly during the last 3 weeks of her stay at home, Melissa (palliative care), Michele (home care) and the palliative care home nursing team for attention to details. A memorial service to honor Bettys life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine of Rapid City United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, or to the charity of your choice in Bettys memory.
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NICKLES: Enee Nickles, age 90, beloved wife of the late David Nickles, died October 18, 2012, at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba. Funeral Service Monday, October 22, 2012, Harvest Community Church, Deloraine, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Interment Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Enee may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba ww.wheatlandfs.com (204) 747-2088.
McFADYEN: Mrs. Dorothy Delphine McFadyen passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, October 14, 2012. Dorothy was born in Forget, Saskatchewan on May 14, 1919. She obtained her teaching certificate and taught in various rural schools in Manitoba prior to her marriage to Clarence in 1944. Dorothy passionately worked for Indian Affairs in Brandon and enjoyed the time she spent golfing, curling, bowling, knitting and travelling. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Dorothy will always be remembered for her commitment to family, church, and friends, as well as her wonderful sense of humor. Her sentiment of There is always room in your heart for one more. is wisdom her family will always cherish. We will all carry a special strength from having shared in her life. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her four daughters and sons-in-law; Donna and Iliya Belosevic of Barrhead, Alberta, Joan and Ken Boyce of Langley, B.C., Betty and Harvey Ebner of Neepawa, Manitoba, Tanis and Tom Thompson of Red Deer, Alberta, her nine grandchildren; David and (Christy) Boyce, Jason and (Saisha) Boyce, Lisa and (Greg) Jaman, Sherry Ebner, Julie and (Lewis) Rempel, Joanna Ebner, Jennifer Thompson, Daniel Thompson and Katie Thompson, her seven great-grandchildren; Jackson and Madeline Boyce, Brielle Boyce, Samantha and Wyatt Jaman, June Burnett and Odin Rempel. She is also survived by Ada Osborne, Gordon Osborne, Bert and Vera Osborne, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Clarence, sister Doris Burns, great granddaughter Mackenzie Jaman and numerous other relatives. Dorothys Celebration of Life service will be held at Kentwood Alliance Church, 4 Kennedy Drive, Red Deer on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. Her interment will be held in Neepawa, Manitoba on Saturday, October 27th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.comArrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287- 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040.
MENNIE: Elizabeth Donalda: October 8, 2012 - The day we lost our Mother, Grandmother and Friend. Mum loved life, she loved people. Her greatest pridewas her children Rosslyn and Ronald, her grandchildren Marcy and Cole, Jenna and Josh and her great grandson Robbie. They will all miss her deeply. Mum was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. She married Ronald Sydney Godfrey in 1945. They moved to Australia for a while before returning to Brandon. In 1976, she married Norman Allan Mennie, who shared with her his love for his three sons, Wayne, Rick (& Kathy) and Cal and, of course, the love of golf. Mum was predeceased by both her husbands; her sister Margaret Ward; brother Jack Ross and grandson Robert Franklin Vidalin. Many of you will remember Mum as Hostess at The Suburban Restaurant. She started working there in 1963 and oh how she loved that job! She got to dress up, meet and look after so many interesting people. Her major hobbies were gardening at her cottage and golfing. She held a term as President of the Ladies Association at Clear Lake in 1992 and was also a member of The Eastern Star. Mum did not want a service, we have respected those wishes. She has been cremated and now rests in the Brandon Cemetery at the top of her Columbarium, facing west. We especially wish to thank everyone at Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their exceptional care and friendship, and also the friends and family who took time out of their busy lives to visit with her. In closing, we want to share a poem Mum found and wrote down many, many years ago for this occasion.
Miss Me But Let Me GoWhen I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for meI want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for a soul that is freeMiss me a little, but not for long and not with your head bowed lowRemember the love that we once shared, miss me but let me goFor this is a journey we all must take and each must go aloneIt's part of the Master's plan, you see - a step on the road to homeSo when you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends you knowAnd bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, miss me but let me go.For those who wish, memorial donations in Mothers' memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or online at www.alzheimer.mb.ca.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
ROSCOE: The death of Joseph Roscoe, father of Dan (Cheryle) and Terry, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KENT: Josiah Bruce passed away October 14, 2012, at the age of 94. Born at Unity, Saskatchewan, the oldest of three brothers. At the age of 12, the family moved to a farm in the Wawanesa area where he attended the Cheasley School. After the death of their mother in 1936, the family moved to an acreage in the Glen Souris District. It is from there they ventured into business, from delivering firewood to Brandon residences, hauling grain to elevators, gravelling roads, to road construction both in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and finally to paving, the company known as Zenith Paving. Around this time, Bruce became a founding member of the Wheat City Concrete Company. From an early age Bruce enjoyed sports from hockey on outdoor rinks in the winter, baseball in the summer and later as a Wheat King fan. When the threat came of moving the Wheat King Hockey team out of the city, Bruce, along with other businessmen, were able to keep it in the city. One of the unforgettable hockey experiences was attending the Canada-Russia game in 1972. Trap shooting became another interest and due to his competitive nature he was soon competing both in Canada and the United States. He had the honor of being the first Canadian to be president of the American Trap shooting Association. When health became an issue in 2002, a move to River Heights Terrace gave him many enjoyable years. Bruce was pre-deceased by his son Scott and brother Lloyd. He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Carole (Lonny), and brother Allen (Irene), granddaughters Ashley and Dara, nephews Bob, Gary and Bryon and their families. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, October 20, 2012 (today) at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Wilson of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to BRHC Foundation, Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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. A service to celebrate Lauras life will be held at the Rapid City United Church on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment will follow 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. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GORZEN: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dave Gorzen on Friday, October 12, 2012. As per Dave's wishes there will be no funeral ceremony. If friends wish, donations may be made in his memory to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GAMBLE: Lexie Edwina (nee Glover), beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, age 87 years. Lexie was born to Gladys and Edwin in Glenavon, Saskatchewan, where she grew up on the family farm. She moved to Winnipeg briefly for employment and met her husband Don. They settled in Brandon and were blessed with, and raised four children there. Grandchildren and great grandchildren followed and were the love and focus of her life. Even with busy family life, "Grandy" still found time for many activities and passions. Volunteer work was very important to her as was being an active member of the Knox United Church family. Membership with the Naomi Rebekah Lodge was true to her heart as were the many friendships she developed over the years. She had many talents. She was a great seamstress and very artistic, leaving behind many beautiful paintings. She enjoyed many activities like bowling and clogging, but her true passions were golf and bridge. She will forever be remembered for her quick, caring and strong spirit. She will sadly be missed by her husband Don of 60 years; son Bob of Victoria; daughters Lisa (Blair) Purvis; Rhea Webb; and son-in-law Larry Rankin of Killarney; grandchildren Jamie Rankin (Jodie) of Red Deer, AB; Shayne Rankin (Rachel) of Winnipeg; Tara Purvis; Nicole Gero (Mike); Taylor, Danielle and Carter Webb; and sister-in-law Norma Burnby of Winnipeg. Four great grandchildren and many special nieces, nephews and friends also survive. She was predeceased by twin daughters, infant Dale (1953) and Debbie Rankin (2006); her parents; brothers Jack and Dick Glover and sisterPeggy Johnson. A private family graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. Lexie's life was celebrated by family and friends on October 13th, 2012 at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Lexie may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
DRIEDGER: Faye Elaine Driedger (née Fleury) of Brandon, beloved wife of Jake and dear mother of Brent and Brenda (Dan) Billings, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the age of 70 years. Mom was born May 22, 1942 in Welby, Saskatchewan. She attended school in Crandall and Beulah, MB. She met the love of her life, Jake, in 1960 in Birtle, MB and they were married on July 14, 1962. They spent their early married life in Brandon and Roblin where their twins were born. The family moved to Winnipeg where Mom successfully completed her Nurses Aid training. She cared for the geriatric residents of the Golden Door Personal Care Home in Winnipeg and then moved on to work for Home Care. Later in life, Mom and Dad moved to Brandon to be closer to family and she continued her work with Home Care. As a young adult, she played softball with the Birtle Ladies Softball Club and was very much involved in Archery when our family lived in Snow Lake. She was also a member of the 5 Pin Bowling Association. Her greatest joy was her family and her grandchildren had a special place in her heart. Grandma could be found front and center at countless Christmas concerts and school functions, camera in hand. Mom loved spending time at Killarney Lake where she spent many a night sitting around the campfire with her many good friends. She also enjoyed her membership at the Killarney golf course where she became acquainted with the local scenery while searching for her lost golf balls. She was an especially gifted bowler, a talent she crafted over 38 years. She was an accomplished competitor, participating in three National Tournaments. Many lifetime friends and memories were made at the lanes. Faye is lovingly remembered by her husband Jake of 50 years, children Brent and Brenda (Dan) Billings of Brandon, grandchildren Curtis Cameron, Ryan Cameron and Danielle Billings, brothers Donald Fleury of St. Lazare, Albert (Jan) Fleury of Birtle, sister Jean (Murray) Pennelton of Pentiction, BC and sisters-in-law Ida and Gloria Fleury, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Faye was predeceased by her parents Fred and Ruby (Mockford) Fleury, sisters Aleta (Albert) Timbrell, Dolerene (Bert) Ducharme, Dorothy Spencer, Thelma (Raymond) Dupont, and her brothers Merrick Fleury and Stanley (Lucy) Fleury. A service to celebrate Fayes life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Honourary Pallbearers were Curtis Cameron, Ryan Cameron, Danielle Billings, and Brent Driedger. Donations in memory of Faye may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or to Funds for Furry Friends, Suite 208 - 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. The family would like to give many thanks to the Intensive Care Unit for their care and compassion and for the respect and dignity given to our Mother. The family would also like to express their sincere thanks to Faye's many friends for all of their kind words and support.
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