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ATKINSON: Peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2012 Linda Joan Atkinson, age 58 years, beloved wife of Rod, passed away at the Fairview Home. Linda was born May 15, 1954 in Rivers, MB to John and Erma Wyness. She was the eldest of four children. Linda was a quiet and gentle little girl often being the little mother to her siblings. As a young girl, she spent many hours at the local curling rink in the winter where her parents curled. It didn't take long to see that Linda was a natural curler and the game became her passion. Most summers were spent camping at Rivers Lake. She enjoyed swimming, campfires and waterskiing, but most of the time drove the boat so others could ski. Linda took piano lessons and played in the Rivers Orchestra. She played beautifully but usually no one heard her as she only played for herself. Linda attended Rivers Elementary School and Rivers High School graduating in 1972. She received the top award given in the Rolling River School Division for Business Administration. While in High School, Linda also skipped her team to two Provincial High School playdowns. After high school, Linda was employed as Secretary to the Principal of the Rivers Elementary School. A year later, she moved to Brandon and accepted a position at the old Assiniboine Hospital and then later transferred to the Brandon General Hospital in Nursing Services. Linda was employed in other positions at the hospital before moving into Human Resources. There she got to know most of the staff at the Brandon General Hospital and enjoyed assisting them with their H.R. related needs. Linda was employed at the Brandon General Hospital for 25 years until her sudden illness in May of 1998. She was never able to recover completely and resided in Fairview Personal Care Home until her passing. She cherished her years of good health, spending time at the family cottage at Sandy Lake with family and friends. In winter she continued her love of curling in local leagues and bonspiels in the region. Linda continued to play the piano as this was one of her methods of relaxation during the few quiet times at home. Linda was very dedicated to her family and was a loving wife and mother to her three sons. Linda is survived by her husband Rod; three sons Kurtis, Clark (Christina) and Steven Atkinson; mother Erma Wyness; sister Deby (Dave) Murray and brother Rob (Valerie) Wyness and brother-in-law Dave Meadows. Two grandchildren Bree and William Atkinson as well as many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her father John Wyness and sister Barb Meadows. A private graveside service was held at Rivers Cemetery with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Donations in Linda's memory may be made to The Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MORRIS: William John (Jack), 91 years, died in the Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Jack, 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.
WATSON: Beulah DeLong Watson (nee Sexton). On June 29, 2012, Beulah DeLong Watson of Virden, passed away peacefully at the Westman Nursing Home with her husband Lyle at her side. Beulah was born on the family farm in the Regent area, the sixth of seven children of Ross and Alice Sexton. She attended Wapaha and Deloraine Schools before moving to Winnipeg to work. In 1945, she married Winston Ross of Elgin and had one son, Robert. In 1947, Winston died tragically in a farming accident. On October 24, 1953, Beulah married Lyle Watson. They farmed in the West Hall district, and together had two more children, Laura and David. Beulah will be remembered by her family and friends as a person who enjoyed life. She was never one who wanted to be the centre of attention, but was always willing to join in on any activity – anywhere from line dancing to karaoke. Beulah and Lyle spent time travelling throughout Canada and the US, and for more than twenty-five years, thoroughly enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona. Dancing and happy hour with their many friends were sources of great fun for all. In the summers, she enjoyed trips in their fifth wheel and fishing on Lake of the Prairie. One of Beulah’s greatest joys was spending time with family. There were very few milestones in the lives of her children or grandchildren that she missed. Friends often remarked on how close the family was and how much we enjoyed being in each others’ company, sharing a story, a game, or a glass of Lyle’s wine. Laughter was always in abundance in the Watson house, due often to Beulah’s quick wit and great sense of humour. Beulah will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Lyle. She will be forever in the hearts of her son Robert Ross (Lois), daughter Laura (Rick Wright), and son David Watson (Vivian). Grandchildren Chris Ross, Vincent (Maribel) Ross, Danny Wright, Erin Watson, Carla Watson, and great-grandson Rex Ross will remember that Grandma always had time for them. Beulah is also survived by her sister, Dorothy More of Souris, sisters-in-law Hilda Sexton, Beth Ewen, Janet (Bruce) Clevett, and numerous nieces and nephews. Beulah was predeceased by her first husband Winston Ross and her parents Ross and Alice Sexton. She was also predeceased by her brothers George, Stuart, Raymond and Edgar Sexton and sister Mabel Armstrong. A celebration of Beulah’s life will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, 383 Wellington Street West, Virden, Manitoba with Reverend Lydia Glawson officiating In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beulah may be made to a charity of choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Fitzgerald and the staffs at Virden Health Centre and Westman Nursing Home for their compassion and care. Arrangements with Carscadden Funeral Chapels Ltd., Virden, Manitoba.
ROBINSON: Ralph Roscoe of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Alice Maude Robinson and loving father of Randy (Wendy) Robinson and the late Ronald Robinson, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on July 11, 2012 at the age of 90 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GAGNON: It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Dennis Ronald Gagnon on July 9, 2012. Dennis was born June 3, 1951 in Holland, Manitoba and was raised in the St. Alphonse area. In 1977 he married Kimberly and in 1979 they moved to the Baldur area where they raised their 4 daughters. Dennis was a salesman at heart and had many successful businesses. He was a hard worker and dedicated family man. His happiest times were spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. He leaves to mourn his wife, Kimberly (Bolack), daughters Shannon (Todd), Victoria (Adam), Belinda (Tyler), Lisa, grandchildren, Kody, Calla, Mya, Talyn, Tia, and Ava. Parents Eugene and Germaine Gagnon, brothers and sister Lawrence (Joyce), Arlene (Rob) Zeghers, and Daniel (Monique). brother -in-law and sister-in-laws Lois (Valere) DeRuyck, Edith (Norman) Desrochers, Karl (Delores) Bolack, Carol(Ron) Schneider, Nancy(Jake) Penner, Siggi (Dan) DeKezel, Amy Bolack, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Margaret, mother -in-law Finna and father-in-law Harold. A private family burial will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
We love you always and will forever miss you Papa.
THOMPSON: Donald “Ross” Thompson passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the age of 56 years. Ross is survived by his beloved wife Jacquie, his loving children Matt (Loni), Steve, Patrick and Melanie, and his dear grandchildren Emmalie, Aidan and Ava. The service to celebrate Ross’ life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “A Sense of Home” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SAUNDERS: Dorothy Mary of Brandon, MB, formerly of Waskada and Deloraine, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the age of 91 years. A private graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, July 12, 2012 with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HUYS: Gerard "Slim" Huys, age 87, beloved husband of Joy died on July 8, 2012 at the Delwynda Court, Deloraine, Manitoba. Mass will be celebrated on Friday July 13, 2012 St. Antoninus Catholic Church Deloraine, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m with viewing prior to the service. Prayers will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Antoninus Catholic Church in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Slim may be made to the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Alzheimers Society, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.com
Smith Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
HALUK: Marian Margaret (Marg) Haluk (née Windjack) passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2012 in Barrie, Ontario at the Royal Victoria Hospital at the age of 75 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Wendy, son-in-law Kevin, and grandchildren Natalie and Tyler; her brother Neil (Audrey), sisters-in-law Anne and Eleanor, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Michael, her parents Nicholas and Mary, her brother Mike and sister-in-law Helen. A celebration of Marg’s life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, with Arlene Robertson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ARSENAULT: A Come and Go reception for Debbie Arsenault will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Victoria Inn - Imperial Ballroom, 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A time of commemoration will take place at 7:30 p.m. Casual dress requested, Mickey Mouse attire if possible. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Debbie may be made to the United Way of Brandon and District, 201-1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0L5. Memories of Debbie, which will be presented at her gathering, may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DODD: Brian R. A. Dodd of Killarney, age 58, beloved husband of Anita, died accidently on July 7, 2012 at this home near Killarney, MB. In accordance with Brian's wishes a private family service will be held on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba; 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
Condolences may be made online atwww.wheatlandfs.com.
Wheatland Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.
OLIVER: Reginald Lloyd Oliver; beloved husband of the late Beth Oliver; father of Dennis (Beth), Brian (Mary Jean), Darcy, Julia (Bryan) Schettler, Betty (Paul) Croft, and the late Paul Oliver and Ted Oliver; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 89 years of age. A service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at the Miniota Community Hall, Miniota, MB, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 11:00am with interment following in the Miniota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lloyd’s memory to the Miniota Community Foundation, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be sent via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
KOKORUDZ: Milton Kokorudz, beloved husband of the late Helen Kokorudz of Brandon, passed away at Valleyview Care Home in the city on Friday, July 6, 2012. Milton was born at Oakburn, Manitoba on November 16, 1923, one of five children born to Mike and Rose Kokorudz. In his younger years he helped on the family farm. He met Helen Wozney, his future wife, when she was teaching at Rogers School #1267. Milton and Helen were married in Rossburn, Manitoba on October 29, 1952. They continued to contribute to the family farm for a couple of years. Looking to a different future they operated a store for the Hudson Bay Company in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Having saved some money they bought a farm and moved to Fisher Branch, Manitoba in pursuit of a farming career only again to be drawn away from the farming sector. At this time they moved to Brandon, Manitoba where Milton was a night clerk at the Crystal Hotel and Helen worked in a convenience store. They eventually partnered and together managed a grocery store until their retirement. Milton and Helen took great pride in their yard and garden. They belonged to the Brandon Horticultural Society. Their yard and garden won numerous prizes and one year their yard won Best Garden in the city. Helen predeceased Milton on December 7, 2011. He is survived by his brother Stanley (Verna) of Brandon, Manitoba; two nieces and one nephew. A sister-in-law Hannah Sherman also survives. Milton was also predeceased by his parents, Mike and Rose Kokorudz; sister Mary and two brothers, Steve and Dmytro. Cremation has taken place. The Funeral Ceremony for Milton and Helen will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk will officiate. Cantor will be Mr. Tony Yuriy. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ARSENAULT: Debbie Arsenault, prominent leader in the community of Brandon and area, long standing Executive Director of the Brandon and District United Way passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 in the city. Memories of Debbie, which will be presented at her gathering, may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Complete obituary information will follow. Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
POGUE: Nellie Elizabeth Pogue (née Jones) passed away peacefully on June 29, 2012 at Hillcrest Place. She was born on April 19, 1917 in Austin, MB to Joseph and Barbara Jones. Nellie married Charles Pogue in 1934 and together raised their two daughters, Mae (Phillips) and Elaine (Udell.) She took great pride in working at Brandon Hardware and retail ladies wear. At New Horizons she enjoyed cards, shuffleboard and many special friends. She also loved music, singing and belonged to the Square Dancing Club. She is survived by daughter Mae, son-in-law Bill, sister-in-law Doris Pogue and seven grandchildren; Terry (Mallory) of Brandon, Patti of Kamloops, Wendell (Nancy) of Vancouver, Shayne (Leslie) and Clay of Winnipeg and Brad and Laurie of Kelowna, five great grandchildren Julie (Rossburn), Miranda (Kamloops), Christina (Brandon), Thomas and Krista (Kelowna) and many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles in 1980, daughter Elaine Udell in 1998, son-in-law Peter Phillips in 1991 and all seven brothers and sisters. In keeping with mom’s wishes a private graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, Arlene Robertson officiated. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Nellie may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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