Classifieds / Obituaries
CAMPBELL: David Campbell, QC. Deceased: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, October 26, 2012. Born July 17, 1943, Dave grew up in Florence, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Sydney Mines High School and initially entered teaching as a career. He soon realized, however, that teaching was not his niche and in 1965, enrolled in St. Francis Xavier University. From May to August, 1966, Dave worked as a student minister in Birch River, Manitoba. That fall he started at United College, Winnipeg, became Senior Stick, and graduated in 1967 with a B.A. He then entered the faculty of law at Dalhousie, but transferred back to the U of M for his last two years. Dave articled with the Attorney Generals Department in Winnipeg, then moved to their office in Regina. After being told by a good friend of an opening in Brandon, he entered into private practice in 1975, where he excelled as a defence attorney. Mr. Justice Peter Morse commented, after a trial, that Daves cross-examination was the most brilliant he had witnessed over the course of his lengthy judicial career. Dave was awarded the honour of Queens Counsel in 1983. An avid reader of history and biographies, Dave somehow gained special privileges at the Winnipeg Public Library. This allowed him to borrow dozens of books at a time. That, in turn, led to two excursions to the south eastern United States in order to visit Civil War battlefields. As a result of his outward nature and wonderful sense of humour, Dave developed a wealth of close friends wherever he went. A man of many interests and talents, he was in constant demand as a dinner guest. His caricatures were a delight, as he possessed an uncanny ability to capture peoples hidden quirks. He joined Brandons Masonic Lodge and became a base drummer in the Shriners Pipes and Drums. He was also active in the Officers Mess where he loved playing Liars Dice. After running unsuccessfully for the Liberal Party in two federal elections, Dave was asked by a TV commentator why he thought he had lost. He grinned, immediately quipped, Not enough people voted for me!, then burst into uproarious laughter. Upon his return to Nova Scotia in 1991, Dave continued in private practice for some years, then worked for Legal Aid Nova Scotia. Mourning his loss are many, many friends and colleagues here in the west. He was one of a kind.
Fondly remembered,Garry and Colleen Miller
ARMSTRONG: Barrie Barney Armstrong of Hamiota, formerly of Cardale, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at his residence in Weslaco, Texas at the age of 78 years. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Remembrances and condolences can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRae's Funeral Service of Shoal Lake are in care of arrangements (204) 759-2160.
WHITTINGTON: Margaret Elizabeth (Beth) died at the Brandon Regional Health centre on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Born November 2, 1919, at home on Douglas Street in Brandon, Manitoba, Beth was the fourth of five siblings born to Leonard and Margaret Ann Harriet Rous (Connolly). She attended King George School, Earl Haig Junior High and Brandon Collegiate where she met her future partner and best friend James Melville Whittington. Mel joined the RCAF in 1940 and was stationed at Trenton. Beth traveled to Toronto to meet him and they were married in a little Anglican church in 1941 with Mels family present and Beths eldest Brother, Ben, there to give her away. They moved to Brandon where Mel was stationed at the Commonwealth Air Training Base and worked as an airplane mechanic. Melissa was born in 1943 and so began Beths long career as homemaker and Mom. Their son, Jerry, didnt arrive until March of 1951. With the addition of one dog, their family was now complete. Although Beths focus was primarily on her home and family, she did work outside the home for a while as a nursing assistant at the old Assiniboine Hospital and in home as the office assistant for Mels Oil and Gas service business which they ran out of their home on Douglas Street. They were active members of the Legion in Carberry when Mel worked for Plains Western Gas. Beth had the mind of an artist and a lifelong interest in fashion. She seldom ever left home looking less than well put together. Her other passions were fishing, having received a master Anglers award, and golf. She enjoyed modelling clothes in fashion shows, painting, sewing and various arts and crafts as well as travel. She and Mel spent many winters in Texas after retiring and in 2010 she was privileged to cruise through the Panama Canal. In 2011, she saw the beautiful Hawaiian Islands and after having been wheeled to the beach at Waikiki, she climbed into an outrigger canoe and had the thrill of riding the surf. As a family we spent many happy hours at a lake water skiing, fishing, camping and just having fun. If there was one activity she loved the most, it had to be dancing and Mel was her perfect partner. Watching them glide across the floor was pure joy for us. Beth loved her family and had a special connection with her little ones. She regretted not having met some of her great grandbabies although through Facebook, she was able to see them all, knew their names. This was the way she got to know her granddaughters-in-law as well. Beth is survived by her daughter, Melissa Kusela; granddaughters Teresa Gibbons(husband Scott and their girls, Elora and Clara), Susan Lepp (husband Donald and their children Nicole and Russell), and Son, Gerald Whittington (Wife Kathy and their 6 children, Todd(Stacey and their daughters Allison, Mara and Emily), Andrew and son Kaleb, Joshua (Stacey), Brandon (Ashley and son Robbie), Devon Buske (husband Kyle and son, Logan) and Daughter Brittany. she was predeceased by her husband, Mel and all her siblings. The Ceremony to Celebrate Beths life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, January 12, 2013 (TODAY) at 1:30 p.m. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Beth to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1, 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
WOOD: On January 1, 2013 Helen J. Wood our beloved mother passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Helen was born September 11, 1906 in Winnipeg, the eldest daughter of Mary and Joseph Palmer. She attended school in Winnipeg and New Haven Connecticut. Mom's first employment was with the T. Eaton Co at age 14 and worked for many years for local area residents in both Winnipeg and Brandon. Mom married Albert Edwin (Bert) Wood in Winnipeg where they resided until after the birth of their first son. In 1928 Mom and Dad moved to Brandon where they completed their family of nine children. Mom was predeceased by her husband in 1986. After her family had grown Mom became active in many volunteer and community activities. She attended McDiramid Drive Alliance Church for many years, belonged to Barbershop Belles, Toastmistress Club and many others, including Pastime Bowling League and Baptist League and hung up her shoes 42 years later. Mom enjoyed many years with the Boy Scouts working with the Cubs as a leader, trainer, crafts, camping and being a role model for for many young scouters. The Silver Acorn was awarded to her by the Boy Scouts Org for distinguished service and her contribution to scouting, and was and honourary member of the 11th BP Guild. Mom loved to travel and went on many trips with her daughter Barbara to the west coast several times and other Canadian points along with trips to Hawaii. Gardening and the outdoors and her love for walking were always special to her. Mom is surved by her nine children, Donald(Alice) Wetaskiwin Ab, Kenneth of Hope BC, Richard of Langley BC, Ella Mamillan of Brandon, Catherine(Ernie)Wilcox of Brandon, Barbara of Brandon, Emily Sutherland of Maple Ridge BC. Brenda Wood of Brandon, Patricia(Gary) Wheeler of Sherwood Park AB, also 25 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren and several Great Great Grandchildren also nieces and nephews. Mom lived her 106 years of life to the fullest. She experienced so many changes in her lifetime by was never discouraged or daunted by them - she embraced them. Her positive attitude, kindness and legacy of being loving, courteous, respectful and forgiving will always be cherished.
She will be greatly missed and always remembered.A celebration to honour Mom's life took place on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at McDiarmid Drive Church.
There's a place I've never seen beyond this world we know,A place I've only heard of but someday hope to go - It's not on any map, there are no roads to take me there, But it's a place of perfect peace where hearts are free from care. And though I understand some may be saddened when I leave,One day we'll meet again - that's what I believe... So now's my time to travel there, I think I'll wear a smile, I'll say goodbye to those I love, but only for a while.Knowing there are others who have traveled there alone, Who cannot wait to greet me and whisper "welcome home.
YABLONSKI: Sylvia Clemantine Yablonski passed away at the Kildonan Personal Care Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) with Fr. Jerzy Urbanski of St. Josephs Polish National Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BELL: Vida Theresa Bell Nahpiyaziwin of Sioux Valley, passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Dakota Oyate Lodge on Monday, January 7, 2013. Traditional Wake will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 commencing at 5:00 p.m. at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
WHITTINGTON: Margaret Elizabeth Beth Whittington, of Brandon, widow of the late James Whittington and beloved mother of Melissa Kusela and Gerald Whittington, passed away in the city on Saturday, January 5, 2013. The Ceremony to Celebrate Beths life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Beth to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1, 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
TITUS: Olga Titus née Danyluk, passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Olga was born to Anthony and Irene Danyluk in the Olha District where she was raised, and attended school in Oakburn. Olga came to Brandon in the mid 30s and worked for Shavers Furs until she retired in 1965. Olga was the youngest of five brothers and five sisters who have predeceased her over the years. She will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk of St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating, with Tony Yuriy as Cantor. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In memory of Olga, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LOWE: Robert Bob Lowe of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away at the Brandon General Hospital on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Bob was born on September 18, 1921 and grew up in the small district of Springbrook, north of Austin. He was the third child of George & Greta Lowe. As a young man Bob worked on various farms in the district before he enlisted in the RCAF and served overseas. Upon returning he spent many years working with heavy road equipment in northern Canada. He retired in BC for a while then moved to Austin, then Brandon where he was a resident of Dinsdale PCH. Bob is survived by sisters; Raebelle, Pearl, Rosemary and Gail (Gary White), brothers; Roger (Norma), Jim (Shirley) and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends in all communities in which he lived. Bob was predeceased by his mother Greta, father George, his eldest sister Beth (George Anderson), his brothers; Ted (Frances), Glen, brothers-in-law Allan Lounsbury and Bill Hulme. Funeral service will take place in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in Austin Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Pallbearers will be Allen Tait, Robin Chant, Rick Lounsbury, Paul Lowe, Gilbert Lowe and Gerald Freeborn. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1P6 or to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 6th St, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 3N9 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com Dedicated to those we serve.
KAUK: With profound sadness we announce the untimely passing of Rick Kauk on Saturday, January 5th, 2013. He will be remembered by his loving wife, Pat with whom he shared 33 short years, his children Richelle, Karissa (Scott) Beattie, Derrick (Baylee), granddaughter Allie Olivia Beattie, brothers Doug (Barb) and sons Kevin and Bryan, Jim (Shirley) and children Jill (Derrick) Stewart and Marty, sisters- in-law, Jane (Greg) Brown and children Tammy and Pamela, Jo-Anne (Brian) Jardine and children Sophie and Graham, and Barry Burkes daughter Marla (Gord) Bloudoff and children Ashley and Braden and son Shawn Burke as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rick was predeceased by his father George in 1991, mother Adeline in 2011 and his dear friend and brother-in-law Barry Burke in 2002. Rick was born in Winnipeg on May 14, 1951. At the age of 15, his Dad was transferred to Brandon, Manitoba with the CN Railway. Rick attended Vincent Massey high school where he loved playing football and basketball; Rick also enjoyed playing hockey and baseball. Rick had many friends in school and was fortunate to have maintained some of those friendships over the years. Upon graduation he worked with his Dad at CN Railway as an engine watchmen but eventually moved onto retail sales with Woolco in Brandon and Winnipeg. His successful career as a business forms salesperson began with Moore Business Forms when he moved to Saskatoon in August 1974. He also worked at Wolfe Brothers Carpet before becoming the Manager at Systems Business Forms (later called Datamark Business Forms), where he was presently employed for over 25 years. Rick and Pat began dating in February 1976, and were married on June 2, 1979. Rick was a devoted husband, loving father and thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with his family through various activities and countless family vacations. Rick completed a Business Admin Certificate at the U of S in 1996. He was also an active member of the Saskatoon Executive Club for many years, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Rick also served at Holy Cross on the church board in various positions. Most people knew Ricks passion was cars, and he could be found most Saturdays at the ReVolv store tinkering on cars with his buddies. Rick lived for the deal, thus spending countless hours on kijiji, literally to the bitter end. Rick and Pat loved their special time away in Mexico with friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. The funeral service for Rick Kauk, will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1405 31st Street West (off Avenue P), Saskatoon, SK on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 1:30p.m. with Pastor James Vosper officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory in Martensville, 306-242-7888.
BLACK: Doreen Black (Heron) was and always will be in our hearts. She passed away peacefully with all her children at her side on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Valleyview Care Centre. Left to cherish her memory is her children: daughter Heather (Vern Bilawchuk), son Duncan, son Bradley (Loretta); sisters Margaret Towriss, Gladys Towriss; sisters-in-law Anne Heron, Winnie Black, Jean (Murray) Cochrane and many nieces and nephews. Doreen was predeceased by her husband Donald Black; mother and father Matthew and Margaret Heron; brothers Edward (May), Reginald (Mary), Alvin; sisters Hazel (Henry) Herman, Elva (Karl) Wilde; father-in-law Alfred (Ella) Black; brothers- in-law Lew Towriss, Bill Towriss and Jack Black. Doreen was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on April 16, 1934 and then moved to Marquis, Saskatchewan at a young age where she went to school. She graduated from Moose Jaw Union Hospital as a registered nurse in 1956. It was during her nursing career she met the love of her life Donald and they were married in 1970. She took great pride in raising her family and was very involved in the Shiloh community and the Shiloh church. Her interests included curling, travelling, quilting, scrapbooking and baking for the Harding Fair. The Funeral Service to Celebrate Doreens Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Anna Tolton, Box 39, Kenton, Manitoba, R0M 0Z0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
TITUS: Olga Titus née Danyluk, passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Olga was born to Anthony and Irene Danyluk in the Olha District where she was raised, and attended school in Oakburn. Olga came to Brandon in the mid 30s and worked for Shavers Furs until she retired in 1965. Olga was the youngest of five brothers and five sisters who have predeceased her over the years. She will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. In memory of Olga, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SUTHERLAND: It is with regret, sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the expiry of our Mom/Grandma Ella Victoria May Sutherland (nee: Turner). She decided to hit the dusty trail on 19 December @ 2:45 am Pacific. She is survived by her children Brian & Phyllis, (aka PJ) her grandchildren Brandon and Caitlyn, 2 loving sisters and 1 sister-in-law living in Manitoba as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces, nephews as well as great great nieces, nephews and devoted friends all around the world. Mom loved living on the farm, later in Brandon, and all it offered with her family and long time friends. However, as we all know none of us are getting out of here alive, and she was losing many as time went on. She moved from Brandon to Langley, B.C. in 2009 at age 85, and made some great friends at the Langley Seniors Centre, Thank you all for taking her into your fold of camaraderie. We are honoured to have had all the time we did with her along with the many friends and family from far and near. Please know that mom was always thinking of you and was happy to have been part of your life. She has requested there be no service. If you wish, please raise a glass or cup in her honour. We have been asked if donations are being accepted in her name anywhere, that is not the case, however she truly Loved the seniors centre in Brandon, Prairie Oasis & the Langley Seniors Centre - so if you feel so inclined please consider a senior centre near you. I do know the Langley Seniors Centre really needs funding. God Bless us all as we move again to another paragraph in the chapters of our lives, this time without her in it.
NIELD: Gayle Nield, beloved wife of Ray and loving mother of Lee and Trent, passed away at Virden Health Centre on Monday; December 31, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Family and friends may call at Carscadden Funeral Chapel - Virden on Sunday; January 6th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a time of visitation. Funeral services was held from St. Paul's United Church - Virden on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment was in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden and Area Palliative Care or the Virden Cemetery Improvement Association in memory of Gayle.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel Virden in care of arrangements.
McCOMB: Ellen, 76 years old, beloved wife of the late Wilmott McComb, mother of Charles Dron, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at the Souris Gospel Chapel Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Ellen, donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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