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ASHLEY ERNEST EVANSJune 1, 1918 - March 16, 2011It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Ashley Ernest Evans on March 16, 2011 at Souris Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Bernice, family: Margaret (George) Baldwin of Victoria, BC, Marion Smart of Edmonton, AB, Bruce (Sharon) of Hartney, MB, Shirley (Dennis) LaRoque of Holland, MB, Bill (Joyce) of Airdrie, AB, and Bob (Patti)of Rossburn, MB. Grandchildren. Wayne (Gina) Solomon, Susan (Marc) Morin, Trina Anderson, Jeff Smart (Lynn), Darren (Rachel) Smart, Terry (Rebecca) Smart, Lara (Mike) Pal, Darwin (Sharon) Evans, Keith Evans, Trisha Evans, Kim (Fernando) Evans, Rick LaRoque, Rieckie Evans, Shaun Evans, BJ (Alissa) Evans, Kyle (Stephanie) Evans and Jared Evans. Great grandchildren: Timothy, Sonia, Alex and Zoe Solomon, Nicole and Jonah Smart, Sean Smart, Tyler and Morgan Evans, Justin Evans, Hannah and Megan Evans and Kyle Anderson. Ashley is survived by his brother Mervin (Betty) of Dauphin, MB, sisters in law Helen Howard, Gwen (Dave) Griffin, Louise Callewaert and brother in law Bob Gardiner. Ashley was predeceased by his parents Charles & Ester (nee Lee) Evans, brother Harold, sister in law Polly, brother-in-law Irwin Howard, and son in law Harry Smart.Ashley received his schooling at Selton School and as a young man worked and lived in the Holland area before moving to what became his farm where he married and began raising his family. He moved his family to Landseer where he and Bernice ran the store and post office later moving back to the farm and also driving a school bus for many years. On leaving the farm, Ashley and Bernice moved to Sidney, BC and began a new career working for Eaton’s Department Store. He and Bernice enjoyed their time camping with the grandkids and square dancing.They moved back to Manitoba to be closer to family and found a home in Hartney. While here, he enjoyed his daily trips to get the mail and take it to the “Shop” to see the guys. In November of 2010, a small group of family helped them to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a supper and visiting at their home. Ashley spent the last year between Souris Hospital and the Hartney Personal Care Home. Funeral Service will be held at the Holland Community Hall, Holland, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25th, 2011. Rev. Mark Murray officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookdale Cemetery. A time of memories and celebration to follow in the Holland Community Hall. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Holland Emmanuel Friends, Box 236 Holland, Manitoba, R0G 0X0.
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Jamieson’s- Budz Funeral Service of Holland, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380 or (204)827-2480.
TRAUX- Earl Gordon, 56 years, beloved father of Melanie, Jeffery and Tracy, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Funeral Service will be held at the Hartney Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney. In memory of Gordon, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
WRIGHT: Walter Lenard Wright. Peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2011 Walter died at Oakview Place Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. Left to forever cherish Walter's memory is his wife Zelda (nee Maguire) of 64 years of marriage; children Valerie Maier, Janice Innes, Daryl Wright and their partners respectively Charles, Don and Anne Walker; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; as well as many relatives and long time friends. Walter was born October 25, 1922 in Rounthwaite MB. Early in his career he was a farmer, trapper, insurance and hardware salesperson. After relocating to Winnipeg, he was employed by Eaton's for forty years, retiring in 1987 as head of quality control. Walter was a founding member of the Red River Beekeeper's Association, and mentored many Manitobans in the art of beekeeping. He was a member of United Commercial Travellers for more than sixty years and served as a Grand Officer. He joined the Lion's Club in 1945 and continued to be a member all his life and was a parishioner of St. Matthew's Anglican Church for more than sixty years. By networking, coaching sports and by fund-raising, Walter worked tirelessly to support youth. Walter loved animals and the outdoors. He enjoyed cross-country skiing, baseball, boating, fishing, hunting and golfing. He treasured his time at the family cottage at Petersfield, which was frequently filled with the laughter of his children, grandchildren and his many friends. A Funeral Service is being planned to take place in St. Matthew's Church, Winnipeg in mid April. The family wishes to thank Oakview Place for their compassionate and nurturing care. If friends wish to make a donation, Walter supported many charities and in particular the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1P6. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue 897 -
WIENS: Cameron Dale (Brillo) Wiens of Rivers, Manitoba passed away at the Rivers Health Centre on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the age of 50 years. Cam was born May 4, 1960 in Hamiota, Manitoba and resided in Rivers, Manitoba on the Wiens Family Farm. Cam spent his childhood on the Wiens Family Farm, where he worked at his father’s side. This is where Cam developed his love for farming and the outdoors. Cam attended school in Rivers, Manitoba until the age of sixteen. When he received his driver’s license at the age of sixteen, he began his working life. He had a variety of jobs from working for the railway to trucking, but he was always involved with farming in one way or another. In Cam’s early years, he was involved with the 4-H Beef Club, hockey and baseball. He also took great pleasure being the “gate” person for the Rivers Fair, which his father use to do. This gave Cam the perfect opportunity to meet people, his greatest joy. His most recent achievement was being on the Board of the Rivers Library, as reading was Cam’s favorite past time. Cam’s greatest interests were his love of reading, farming and his many, many friends. Cam is survived by his mother, Edith Gillett (Tom); brother Dave Wiens (Maggie Nickel and family), sister Jo-Anne Davis (Vic) and family, brother Gerry Wiens and niece Caitlin; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Cam was predeceased by his father, Jacob Henry Wiens in 1993. A Memorial Service and celebration of Cam’s life was held at the Rivers United Church on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. All those in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cam may be made to the Prairie Crocus Regional Library, Box 609, Rivers, Manitoboa, R0K 1X0. A private family interment will be held at a later date. The family would sincerely like to thank all doctors and nurses at HSC – SICU for the excellent care and attention afforded to Cam. Also our sincere thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes during this very difficult time.
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TRAUX- Earl Gordon, 56 years, beloved father of Melanie, Jeffery and Tracy, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Funeral Service will be held at the Hartney Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney. In memory of Gordon, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
TOMA: The death of Irene Toma beloved wife of the late John Toma occurred at her residence Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th St. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
THOMSON: Hugh (Hooter) Leslie Thomson. Oct 21. 1946 - March 4, 2011. Hugh was born October 21, 1946 and was the second son of Andrew and Edith (nee Peart) Thomson of Cardale, Manitoba. Growing up his siblings called him "Hody". Hugh had all of his schooling in Cardale. He enjoyed sports in school, especially baseball. As an adult, he played on teams in Rivers then in Brandon playing with the City. Hugh helped on the family farm, helped his father and brother dig graves, worked in Minnedosa as a carpenter, on a section crew for the CNR line, then on a PMU farm in Carnduff, SK. In 1972, Hugh found his passion when he started working road construction for Don Crawford from Bradwardine. He ran a Cat and scraper, he was nick named the Cat Skinner and Hooter. From 1975 to 1982, he worked for Cordell Campbell of Griswold, building some of the roads in Blanshard and Cornwallis Municipalities. One winter he had plowed snow in Blanshard Municipality. In 1982, Hugh started working for Zenith Paving as a grader operator. In 1983, he started grading and snowplowing the Cornwallis Municipality. His employer would change (R. Warren Construction and Grading Ltd and Allen & Bolack Excavation Ltd) but he continued to do the roads in the Municipality until 2005. In 2005, he worked for Double "B" Enterprises, Kenton, working with heavy equipment; in 2006 Froese Bros., Rivers, running a Cat and scraper again. Due to health issues, Hooter was forced into retirement in 2007. Hugh had been a member of IOOF for a short time. Throughout his life, Hugh would always strive for knowledge and would buy a book on any subject. Hugh married Lori-Mariea Waldon on May 20th, 1978. They have three children (Hugh called them rug rats in winter and yard apes in summer). Amanda, Annette, and Steven. Hugh was an active community member. He flooded ice in Cardale and at the Green Acres Community Center in Brandon. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and sometimes pulling a prank or two. Family who will continue to remember Hugh: wife Lori, children; Amanda, Annette, Steven, brothers; David, Alex, sisters; Sandra (Bob) Ake, Joan (Ed) Giesbrecht, sisters-in-law; Bev and Wanda Thomson, brothers- in-law; Fred, Ven (Deb) Waldon, sister-in-law Carol (Bob) Milne, nieces and nephews and their families, as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Thomas and Kate Peart, and Andrew and Isabella Thomson, sister Linda 1953, mother Edith 1980, father Andrew 1987, brother Bill 2006, Uncle Art and Aunt Grace Flemmington and son Tom, Uncle Jim Mortimor, Uncle Evy and Aunt Jessie Peart, Aunt Mary and Uncle Alec Forbes. A Celebration of Hugh's life was held on March 12, 2011 at Memories Chapel. Interment will be in the Marney Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Hugh may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7, Kidney Foundation, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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RANDALL: On March 9th, 2011 David Alan Randall, at age 64, died peacefully in his sleep after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Killarney Tri-Lake Health Centre. David was born August 9th, 1946 in Killarney, Manitoba to Gordon & Anne Randall. He spent his early years at Northcote Country School and attended high school in Killarney. At the age of 19 David had achieved his commercial pilot’s licence and worked for Lamb Air out of the Pas, Manitoba for one winter. One of David’s enjoyments was being a part of Civil Air Search and Rescue (CASARA) out of Brandon for approximately 10 years. He spent many hours learning to play different instruments as a child. The trumpet, drums & guitar were some of his favourites. David was in the Killarney Band and later played in many bands which were such a big & important part of David’s life. Some of the bands that David played with were Towns Orchestra, Margo & the Fugitives, Randall Revelers, Country Expressions, Randall Family Band, and filled in for many others when called upon. After farming with his dad in the late sixties David moved to Brandon and started his employment first with Anglo, Royalite, Gulf, Petro Canada, and finally Superior Propane. He took a break from the propane business in the late 70’s and drove transit bus for the city of Brandon for 5 years. David travelled many miles across Manitoba as a gas fitter and enjoyed the many people he came in contact with through his job. David valued the friendship of his co-workers and considered them family. David had two children, Tanis & Shaun from his first marriage Brenda Johnston. David met his soul mate Edie in 1981 and they were married in 1987. Their 29 years were spent together making many memories. They spent many years camping throughout Manitoba. Many memorable vacations were spent touring the country and going where the spirit led! David & Edie lived in Brandon till June of this past year. In 1999, they purchased a cabin in Killarney and many years of enjoyment were spent there. In 2008, David demolished the cabin and began building their new home. David and Edie spent 3 years planning and building their dream home along Killarney Lake and have enjoyed living in it for the past 8 months. David’s infectious smile described his love and enjoyment of life which impacted everyone he met. His humour was contagious even in the hospital causing laughter even in the most difficult circumstances. He is survived by his wife Edie, daughter Tanis, and grandchildren Jyi and Veronica, son Shaun (Sara), mother Annie & friend Ed, sisters Leona (Wayne ), Marian (Keith), brothers George (Amy), Kevin (Charlotte), sister-in-laws Sharlene (Moe), Judy (Wayne), Kathy (Abe), brother-in-law Terry and many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his father Gordon in 1995, father-in-law George, and brother-in-law Lloyd in 1995. Funeral Service was held on Saturday March 12, 2011 at the Lakeview Community Church.
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ODDY: Helen (Bobbie) Oddy, aged 94, passed away on March 13, 2011 at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon. Bobbie was born on December 29, 1916 in Harrogate, England. She worked as a seamstress for a local department store, and enjoyed an active life style, which included cycling 100 km to the coast to attend dances on summer weekends. She served in the RAF Signals Corps during World War II. She met a Canadian Solider, Victor Gosman, married in 1945, and came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. The couple settled in Dauphin and later moved to Swan River and Brandon. Bobbie was predeceased by Victor in 1986, and her second husband Walter Oddy of Bath, England in 1992. She is survived by her half-sister, Margaret Lambie of Falkirk, Scotland, and her sons David (Janet) of Fort Frances, ON, and Charles “Chuck” Gosman and Donna of Brandon. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Greg (Tammy), Scott (Stacy), Darcy (Natalie), Stacy (Rej), Angela (Nim), Vicki (Gus), David (Dee) and Amanda (Josh,) eleven great grandchildren, and numerous relatives and friends from England. The family would like to acknowledge the professional and caring attention of the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. If so desired, in -memoriam donations may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 – 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9 or the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8.
NICHOLSON: It is with great sadness the family of Diane Nicholson, beloved wife of Dwaine and dear mother of Martin and Cindy (Jarett) Kehler, announce her passing on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Assiniboine Centre. A celebration of Diane's life will be held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525 - 26th Street, Brandon, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Charlie Muller will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Diane may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LOWE: Terry Lowe, November 1957 - January 2011. Memorial will be held at the East End Community Centre, Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 2:30 -4:30 p.m. Relatives and friends welcome.
LEPINE: Janet Lepine of Brandon, beloved mother of Mary Lepine, passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Assinboine Centre, Brandon, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the age of 53 years. A Service of Remembrance for Janet will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Philip Malayil officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
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LAWRENCE: Bertram Ivan Lawrence of Crandall, MB. Passed away peacefully in the Hudson Suite, Hamiota Health Centre with family at his side, on Sunday February 27th, 2011. Ivan was born near Ingelow, MB. On October 20th, 1920, the eldest son of a family of four to Bertram and Mary Lawrence. He began his education at Norman, a country school near Brookdale, Manitoba. After a year and a half there, they moved to Brookdale and he completed his education at Brookdale Consolidated School. After leaving school, he helped his father on the farm. In the spring of 1942, Ivan moved with his parents and brother Kenneth to the Robert Douglas farm in the Palmerston district near Crandall, Manitoba. Ivan started farming on his own in 1945. In the meantime he had met Lena Nankivell, the eldest child of William and Eileen Nankivell of Crandall, Manitoba. They were married at the manse in Crandall on October 27th, 1945. In 1952, they built their home on N.W. of 11-13-25, adjacent to his parent’s home. They lived there until Ivan’s passing. They raised a family of five, Diana (Gordon) Miller; Ron (Doreen); Donna(Dale) Brown; Ken(Deb); David(Sherry); grandfather of eleven, and great grandfather of five.Farming was always in his life--he loved the land and was driving a team of horses on the harrows at the age of eight. He often said “No work too hard, no day too long”. Ivan farmed many years, and continued so into his semi-retirement, and ended his farming career at the age of ninety. The goal of Ivan’s farm life was to leave the land in better shape than he found it, which he did. He took great pride in his cattle, fields and spruce, ash and willow shelter belts that he and his father planted.Besides farming, Ivan was very involved in his community. He was a member of the Crandall United Church and served on the board of trustees and presbytery. He was also treasurer and Sunday School superintendent for many years. He was chairman of “Chronicles of Crandall” history book. Other committees served on included the R.M. of Miniota Centennial; Crandall School Reunion and Crandall Community Center board.He was a skilled carpenter, avid diarist, book keeper, historian, and enthusiastic dancer.Volunteering was an important part of Ivan and Lena’s lives. They entertained by dancing for the residents of several nursing homes in the Westman area. As pressures of farming lessened, old time dancing became a great love of theirs. Dancing took them to many parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan where they enjoyed being with their many wonderful dancing friends. Lifelong friendships were formed.Ivan And Lena were able to do some travelling over the years. They went to the west and east coasts and places in between. Sunday drives and picnics were a source of great pleasure of the family. When the children were young, he always took time to attend to their many activities and “fun stuff” at home.His love of farming evolved into caring for the farm grounds. Along with Lena, their yard became park like with perennials, annuals and neatly mown grass, with not any dandelions surviving.Ivan was a great supporter of his children and grandchildren’s activities by attending numerous sports, band concerts, choirs, festivals, 4-H and dramas.He was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa.Ivan is survived by his loving wife Lena of 65 years. His children: Diana(Gordon)Miller, Rivers, MB; Ron(Doreen), Brandon, MB; Donna(Dale)Brown, Oak River, MB; Ken(Deb), Crandall, MB; and David(Sherry), Crandall, MB. Eleven grandchildren: Sean(Alex)Miller; Tania(Mike)MacKenzie; Melanie(Corey Hovey)Lawrence; Mark(Mandy Leochko)Lawrence; Erin(Andre Creaser)Brown; Amanda(Cory)Kloos; Ryan Brown; Michael(Jenna)Lawrence; Scott(Jenna)Lawrence; Kelly and Kaitlyn Lawrence. Great grandchildren: Mackenzie & Gavin Miller; Aiden Lawrence, Kaleb MacKenzie and Skyler Pearson.He is survived by sisters Violet Torfason, Lethbridge, AB, Helen Nelson, Winnipeg, MB and aunt Rena Cornish, Rapid City, MB. Brothers and sisters in law Lawrence(Dorothy Coupland)Nankivell; Cliff(Joanna)Nankivell, Mary Warren, Stan(Lorraine)Nankivell, Dennis Nankivell, several cousins, nieces and nephews.Ivan was predeceased by his parents Bertram and Mary Lawrence, brother Kenneth, parents in law, William and Eileen Nankivell, brothers in law, Edwin Nankivell, Ken Nelson, Bill Torfason and Frank Warren, sister in law Phyllis Nankivell and nephew Sheldon Nankivell.A service to celebrate Ivan’s life was held at the Oak River Memorial Rink on March 3rd, 2011 with interment at a later date at Crandall Cemetery, Crandall, MB. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiated. Carol Forsyth played piano and the hymns were led by a joint Oak River/Crandall choir. Diana Miller, Donna and Erin Brown, Scott and Kelly Lawrence delivered the eulogy Michael Lawrence sang “The Dance“ accompanied by his brothers Scott and Kelly Lawrence on guitar. Urn Bearer was Kelly Lawrence. Prior to the service Beth and Clair English of Bradwardine, MB , played a selection of old time dance tunes on violin and piano. During the service they played a favorite selection-- “Ashoken Farewell”Attending the service, as a group were many old time dancers, all those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Lunch was provided by the Oak River U.C.W. with help from past and present Crandall residents. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Ivan’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn. Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence to Ivan’s family can be e-mailed to: Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota MB in care of arrangements (204) 764-2744
KOROSCIL: It is with great sorrow, and sad relief, we announce the death of David Leslie Koroscil on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the St Boniface Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. Les was 56 years old at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife Mona; his daughter Jessica (Margaret); his sons Micheal (Kyla), Levi, Anthony; and his granddaughters Adelaide and Aavril. Les is also survived by his older brother Larry (Cynthia) and their children; Tristan, Tamara, and Kenda; and his younger brother Rick, and his children Riley and Jayden. Les was predeceased by his parents; Laurie (née Drozda) and Levin Koroscil. Les was born on August 9, 1954, and raised on the family farm in Shoal Lake. He attended school in Shoal Lake and Strathclair and received his high school diploma from Churchill High School in Winnipeg. It was his farm life that instilled in him the love for the outdoors and animals, especially horses. As a young adult, Les had many jobs including driving a gravel truck, health care aide and ambulance attendant. In 1976, Les graduated from the Health Science Centre, as a Respiratory Therapist. That same year, he took a job at the Brandon General Hospital, where he was employed until his death. At the Brandon Regional Health Centre he will be fondly remembered for his cool head, hard work, and sense of humour, his mechanical aptitude, and ability to teach. He very clearly enjoyed his work, and worked hard to contribute to the well being of his patients. He was passionate about his work, and he had an avid zeal for the outdoors. He was an enthusiastic fisherman and hunter. Les was a member of the Manitoba Wildlife Association for many years. He cherished his time in the wilderness and was quite comfortable in the bush, or on a lake. Les loved the time he could take his boys on a northern fishing trip. He was comforted by the fact that he left some of this passion in the blood of his children. Many of Les’s fishing and hunting buddies will continue to tell tales of Les from their years spent fishing and hunting together. His favourite outdoor spot was his cabin at Singoush Lake, in the Duck Mountains. This year-round get away was a place for work, play and cooking with family and friends. Always comfortable in the kitchen, Les loved to cook and entertain. Celebrations at work or play were not complete without a special meal, and Les was the man to help organize and prepare it! He was the top chef on all trips and vacations, and he was most definitely the head cook in the Koroscil family. There are many recipe drawers of family and friends that contain some of Les’s favourite recipes. His wish was that whenever two or more were gathered there would be great food to share. Les, was also a successful business man. He established and ran A1 Sweeper for many years. His love of cleaning made this job more of a pastime then an occupation. The extra income supported his hobbies and recreation. Many dollars earned from eating dust on his sweeper were spent restoring his 1975 Pontiac LeMans. He had purchased this car brand new and proudly repaired and restored it. This was a source of many hours of happy work and great pride. The car was originally christened with the name of “Chicago”, but it has come to be known as “Dad’s Red and White”. That beautiful red and white Lemans will always hold a place of great honour in the Koroscil family. Les was mechanical and repaired everything, and there was not much that could baffle Les Koroscil. He was renowned for bringing home a trailer of junk, and transforming it into a fully functioning machine of great value. He was always able to turn a buck! In 2007, Les realized his long held dream of owning land out of town when he purchased a quarter section of land, which became known as the “Lazy K”. Anything but lazy, Les devoted his energy to making this new home his own. He was able to purchase a few horses and was especially proud to own his Palomino - Buck. It was at this time that he was diagnosed with cancer and was forced to change his focus. Les was many things to many people and his departure leaves us grieving. Les did not leave his life with regrets; he lived his life fully and loved completely. He was troubled having to leave so soon, but was happy knowing the time he was given was well spent. When the story of two people ends well a warm light is shone on all that has proceeded. A relationship that is complete need not end; in this context complete means there is nothing left unsaid or undone. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, on Monday, March 14, with Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. The family wishes to thank the pallbearers, and those who read at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Les may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western MB Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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GLASER: The death of Lionel Travers Glaser beloved husband of Valerie occurred peacefully at his home in Brandon on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The funeral ceremony will be held at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. The Very Rev. Robin Walker will officiate. A private interment will be held at the Minnedosa Cemetery at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Lionel to the Primates World Relief and Development Fund, c/o St. Matthew's Anglican Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon R7A 4P9. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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