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SMITH: Evelyn M. Smith (nee Earl). It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother and wife on March 28, 2011 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon at the age of 89. Evelyn was born in Justice, Manitoba on September 10, 1921. She attended school there and later in Carroll, Manitoba. For a time, she worked in Red Deer, Alberta for her Uncle Bud and Aunt Muriel in their jewelry store. During the war, she worked in Toronto with her friend Ruth. When she moved to Brandon, after the war, Evelyn enjoyed working at Continental Auto Supply and later for Dick Agencies. She married her husband, Howard, in 1951 and devoted herself full time to raising her family starting in 1954. In the 70's, after her family was raised, she went back to work, this time in the family business, Brunswick Billiards, where she really enjoyed time spent interacting with the customers. Evelyn volunteered with the Valley View Community Centre in the 60's and early 70's and was a long time member of the Brandon Lions Club Lionels. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Howard, son Dennis (Carolyn), son Bradley (Valerie), sister Edna Martin, brothers Elmer, Murray, and Morris, grandchildren, Jessica and Michael Smith. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Harry and Margaret Earl (Johnston) of Justice. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Hillcrest Place for their support while Evelyn lived there. The FuneralCeremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. A private interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
REYNOLDS: Edna, passed away March 26th, 2011 at the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba in her 97th year. Edna was born July 16th, 1914 in Miniota. Edna was educated in Miniota and graduated from grade 12 in 1932, the first year grade 12 was offered in Miniota. After attending Normal School in Winnipeg, Edna taught in several country schools and later in Oakner, Rivers, Newdale, Binscarth and Miniota. Edna retired in 1974 after 38years of teaching. Edna was known to be rather strict, however earned the respect of her students. Many have said, Miss Reynolds was the best teacher I ever had Edna was a strong community supporter and was a member of the Miniota United Church for many years. Edna was predeceased by her parents, George in 1949,Lila in 1974, Brothers Lawrence in 1983, Jim in 1998 and sister in-law Eva in 1999. Edna leaves to mourn her sister in-law Verna Reynolds, nephew Jack (Mary) of Kelowna B.C., Ken (Joan) of Dartmouth, N.S. Niece, Wilma Kryshewsky of Brandon, Manitoba, as well as 12 grand nieces and nephews. Following cremation, a celebration of Ednas life was held in the Miniota United Church with interment in the Miniota Cemetery April 2nd, 2011. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, Manitoba was in care of arrangements.
MERRY: Sidney (Sid) Edward Merry of Newdale passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Sid was born on January 7, 1933 in Cobourg, Ontario to Sidney M. and Edith (Cowin) Merry. He joined 1RCHA in 1951, served in Korea, returned to Canada, transferred to RCOC and posted to Shilo. There he met and married Eva Fiedler. Sid was active in the Royal Canadian Legion, belonging to Sandy Lake Branch #184. He served as Zone Commander and Deputy Zone Commander of RCL Zone #23. Sid is survived by his wife Eva; son Rick Merry (Pat Shebaylo) of Winnipeg and daughter Janice Merry of Bassano, Alberta; five grandchildren: Sidney F. (Anita), Andrew (Bethany), Dallas (Kevin Lajoie), Penny (Kevin Penston), Claire (Rick Banman) and seven great grandchildren: Sidney Patrick, and Isabelle Merry, Jessica and Brayden Lajoie, Logan Penston, Carlie and Deja Banman. Also surviving is brother: Robert (Marie) Merry of Port Hope, Ont., and brothers-in-law Donald Grant of Woodstock, N.B. and Bill (Lucie) Fiedler of Strathmore, AB., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sid was predeceased by his parents: mother Edith, 1951, stepmothers Ruth (Nunn) 1960; Alice, 2005; father Sidney, 1991; granddaughter Stefanie, 1996, sister, Margaret Grant, 2003, daughter Edith, 2007; his mother-in-law Ruby, 1982, and father-in-law Fred, 1981. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newdale United Church, Newdale. Rev. Tim Crouch will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made in Sids memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Juvenile Diabetes Research, Minnedosa Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Canadian Cancer Soceity, Manitoba Lung Association or to a charity of your choice.Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
McCLELLAN: Dugald (Dug) McLellen, of Hamiota, MB; passed away at Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in his 100th year. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, Manitoba on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Dugalds memory to Park Residence EPH, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
LANGMAN: The death of Gordon Wesley Langman, dear father of Darlene (Ron) Leslie, occurred in Brandon on Monday, March 21, 2011. Gordon was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on July 13, 1923. He was raised and attended school in Maple District, Saskatchewan until the family moved to Beresford, Manitoba in 1937 and then to Bunclody, Manitoba in 1939. The family moved to Brandon around 1945, where Gordon attended Business College. On July 12, 1947, Gordon married Vivian Jean Spain, of Bunclody and they enjoyed 61 years, 6 months and 17 days together. They lived in Rivers and Gordon worked for Foreman Hardware Store. They had two daughters, Darlene and Deborah. In about 1956, the family moved to Brandon where Gordon worked for McArthur Trucking, the Victoria Inn and Christie School Supply. Gordon's life revolved around his family and involved activities such as camping, travelling and family get-togethers. His hobbies included woodworking andwhen he could no longer do that he took up crocheting afghans. He was handy with his hands and completed an addition to the house on Cherry Crescent and their trailer at Minnedosa Lake, under the supervision of Vivian. He was a dedicated grandfather to his granddaughters, Shannon and Sheri and more recently to his great-granddaughter, Ava. Gordon is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Darlene (Ron) Leslie of Winnipeg; granddaughters, Shannon Leslie (Egan Henderson) of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Sheri Fisher (nee Leslie) (Jason) of Brandon and great-granddaughter Ava Lynn Fisher, also of Brandon. He is also survived by his sister Beryl Moar (Gordon) of Kelowna, British Columbia; brother George Langman of Mexico and sister-in-law Anne Spain of Brandon and many nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his father and mother, Fred and Hazel Langman and his step-mother Carrie Langman, his wife Vivian Langman, daughter Deborah Lynn Langman and brother-in-law Norman Victor Spain. The family would like to thank Dr. Moller, the staff on 400 West of the Brandon General Hospital and the staff at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home for the professional and compassionate care that they provided Gordon. A memorial service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Colleen Gareau will officiate. A private interment service will be held prior. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in the memory of Gordon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 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.
KAMAROUS: Doreen Clara Kamarous passed away Thursday, March 28, 2011 at the age of 72 surrounded by her families love. Doreen was born May 6, 1938 in Killarney, Manitoba and spent her early years growing up on the farm. She loved animals, the outdoors and was very active when she was young. Doreen was an avid horse woman and could be found on her favourite horse "Red" whenever she could get away from her chores. At the age of 17 she moved into town with her sister Leona and some girl friends and worked as a nurses aide in Killarney Hospital. A few years later she met, fell in love and married Dad (Victor Kamarous) on June 14, 1958. They moved to Brandon, MB where they lived most of their almost 53 years together working and raising 5 children. Mom loved photography, collecting things and her family which was evident to anyone that walked into her house as she had a large collection of pictures of family adorning every inch of wall space. Doreen was a strong courageouswoman who braved many obstacles and health issues throughout her life, but never let them hinder her from living life to the fullest. Mom was selfless and lived each day putting others before herself and strived to ensure that "Love and Happiness" was felt by all. This amazing woman, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend will be dearly missed but will "Forever Live in Our Hearts" ... Doreen was predeceased by her Mom and Dad: John and Della McInnes. She is survived by her husband Victor; her children: Debbie Scott (Tony), Pam Brown, Richard (Kathryn), Todd (Brenda) Lana Kamarous-Munro (Michael); her grandchildren: Jenna and Jesse Brown, Keanna and Aidan Kamarous, Tess and Taya Munro, Nolan Kamarous, Krista and Katelend Lynns; Her brother Don McInnes and sister Leona Teetaert as well as countless nieces and nephews. Doreen's life was celebrated by family and friends on March 31, 2011 at Memories Chapel and was lovingly carried to her final resting place in the Brandon Cemetery by her grandson Jesse Brown. Victor and the Kamarous family would like to thank you all for celebrating Doreen's life with us and for the many cards, kind thoughts, gifts of food and flowers we have received during this very difficult time. A Special thank you goes out to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Brandon Regional Health Centre (where Doreen worked for many years) and Assiniboine Centre for their compassionate care of Mom as well as the respect they showed for our grieving family. We would also like to give our thanks for any donations that have been made and will be made in Mom's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GLASER: Lionel Travers Glaser, beloved husband of Valerie, of Brandon, MB, died peacefully at home on March 16, 2011. Lionel was born July 12, 1922 in Winnipeg, MB, the son of William (McCullough) Glaser and Selma Bernadina (Hallonquist) and younger brother to Raymond. Lionel began life with his family, in English River until he was two years old, then they moved to Whitewater, where he eventually started school. The family moved to Roland, MB when Lionel was 11 years old, where he grew up and finished high school. From 1939 until 1943, he attended United College in Winnipeg, but his education was interrupted when he volunteered for military service in Europe during W.W. 2, and was overseas from 1943 until Christmas, 1945. After the war, while still in uniform, he taught for awhile in Winnipeg in the old Ford Plant, then received his discharge. He completed his degree in Education in 1948, then taught high school, where he was Principal at Bethany, MB, then taught schools in Grandview, Stonewall, St. James and Winnipeg. He then taught for two years at Birtle Indian Residential School, then at King George School in Brandon. On July 1, 1958 he married Margaret Chapple in Winnipeg, then they moved to Brandon where Lionel was employed. Lionel attained his BSW, then his MSW, working for a few years as Social Worker, driving both north and south around the province and then obtained a lateral transfer from the Department of Education to Assiniboine Community College where he taught Social Work for the next 22 years, while Margaret taught school at BCI in Brandon, then at CFB Shilo, and then was employed at Brandon University as an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education, where she was instrumental in creating the Brandon University Pre School program. Margaret retired in 1985 and passed away in September 1990. On September 28, 2001, Lionel married Valerie (Hulbert), and became stepfather and grandfather to her four adult daughters and eleven grandchildren. Lionel was predeceased by his parents, William and Selma, his brother, Raymond and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He leaves to mourn his wife, Valerie, stepdaughters, Wendy (Martin) of Brandon, MB, Elaine (Tony) Gonzales, of Kelowna, BC, Angela (Dwain) Deal of Sundre, AB and Alison Howard, of Olds, AB, and grandchildren, Elizabeth and David Martin, Jessica, Alex and Morgan Gonzales, and Jeffrey, Andrew, Colette, Rebecca, Megan and Paul Deal and his sister-in-law, Ruth Glaser, of Bellingham, WA, nephew, Hugh Glaser (Mary Jane) and great-nephew Patrick Glaser, of Renton WA, and sister-in-law, Karen Hulbert, Brandon, MB, nephew Kevin Hulbert, Toronto, ON; and niece Lisa Hulbert, Brandon, MB, and many other aunts, uncles and cousins and his two best friends, Adin Bauman and Cesar Gonzales. Lionel took regular walks in summer, and in winter when it was mild enough, and faithfully watered the garden in summer and took great care of shoveling the snow in winter. He listened faithfully to Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on CBC Radio, and never missed the Winnipeg Symphony when it was in Brandon. A celebration of Lionels life was held in St. Matthews Cathedral, Brandon, where he had been a member of the choir for many years, with Dean Robin Walker and Bishop Jim Njegovan officiating, with music by Dr. Arthur Bower at the organ, and a large choir, with friends from St. Matthews and several of his former students and fellow teachers from A.C.C. in attendance. Interment will follow at a later date in the family plot in Minnedosa.
Lionel will be deeply missed and fondly remembered in our hearts
FREDRICKSON: Barb Fredrickson, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on March 29, 2011 at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her husband Walter, and daughter Judi; and is survived by son David (Debbie), grandsons Jason and Geoffrey (Jessica and Quinton), and son-in-law Norm Magnusson, and grandchildren Kristenn and Erik (Darcy), and great- grandchildren Maxwell, Marley, Avery and Camryn. Family and friends gathered at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 to celebrate her long and full life. We share here her story, as told in her own words in 2005: Helen Barbara Shepard was born in 1917 and raised in Binscarth, Manitoba the second of four children. She unceremoniously became Barbara when there were too many Helens enrolled in her grade one class. Her family lived with her grandparents. Good behavior at school was important growing up and according to her stories she more than once had to go out and cut her own willow switch. There was always a sibling willing to run ahead with stories from school. After high school, she and her sister Ruth headed for Business College in Winnipeg, but Barb returned to help her mother and grandparents with the boarding house they ran for mail clerks and teachers. Barb met and married a teacher by the name of Walter Fredrickson in 1944. They moved throughout southwestern Manitoba with stops in Elgin, Boissevain, and Strathclair before moving themselves and their two children to Brandon in 1957. After years of teacherage living, backyard plumbing, dealing with school boards to get leaky roofs and drafty window fixed, they moved into their own brand new house on Second Street, just off Richmond Ave., where Barb lived until moving into River Heights Terrace in 1999. Barb and Walter were very active in the community and involved in the organization and eventual building of Trinity United Church. Barb was the CGIT leader for years and active in the United Church Womens Group. More recently she participated in the mortgage burning, and was given a lifetime membership to the UCW. She loved to bake. Everyone from grocery deliveryman, to neighborhood kids that cut her lawn and cleaned her walks enjoyed her fresh buns and homemade jam. Her apple pies were always a highlight of family gatherings. Barb worked with mentally challenged adults for many years at CAMROC Occupational Center, teaching ceramics and crafts. Many lasting friendships were made with students and coworkers alike. Barb was always an avid curler, and after retiring joined a group of old girls at The Riverview Curling Club starting a league that grew into a provincially recognized category of curling that is still today known as the Golden Gals. She served as secretary for the Golden Gals well past her active curling days and traveled to league meetings where old friendships were kept alive. Barb moved into Rideau Park in December of 2005 where she enjoyed knitting, and teasing and being teased by the nursing staff. The family would like to thank Wade Lombard and staff, and Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood for their kindness and compassion. The family would also like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Rideau Park Nursing Home for providing such a warm caring environment for Barb.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DMYTERKO: Donald Dmyterko of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the age of 66 years. Don was born in the RM of Strathclair, living in Horod until the age of 6, when the family moved to a farm south of Elphinstone. He moved to Brandon where he worked at various Texaco stations before working at Canadian Tire for 14 years. But the years he enjoyed the most were working at base maintenance at CFB Shilo, staying there for the remainder of his career, retiring in 2009. Don loved snowmobiling and riding his motorcycle and through the years, always had one or the other. He joined the Snowgoers in the 80s, where he made many friends. Through this group, he organized a rally, and travelled to the Snoman Conventions in Vermont and Calgary. His other love was camping and he always had either a camper or motorhome, until he bought his cabin at Oak Lake where he loved to go and relax in the summer. Don is survived by his beloved wife Sandra, and daughters Shawna (Jon Gilbert) and Tina (Cam Hampshire), brothers Syd, John and Steve (Leigh Miller) and sister Elizabeth and their families, and sisters-in-law, Chris Dmyterko, Sharon (Doug) Ross, Marilyn (Don) Beltz, Linda Campbell, Valerie (Bill) Boyce, Kim (Gord Teed) Pickett, Joanne (Grant Reynolds) Medd and families, and mother-in-law Inga Pickett. He was predeceased by his daughter Jacquelyn Dmyterko, parents, Mike and Victoria (Tkachuk) Dmyterko, step-mother Nellie (Kowal) Dmyterko, father-in- law Gordon Pickett, brothers Harry, Joe, and Morris, sisters-in-law Margaret Dmyterko and Bev Grams, as well as nephews Crawford Dmyterko and Derek Campbell. A service to honour Dons life was held at the Central United Church on Monday, March 14, 2011 with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Don may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CLARK: Louisa Blanche "Lou" Clark passed away peacefully, with family at her side, the evening of March 10, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 87. Lue was born to John and Lena (Mortimer) Nevin on February 11, 1924 in Brandon, Manitoba. She attended Central School and Earl Haig, walking from her 4th Street North home just north of the current Sportsplex. At age 16, she met Walter (Wally) Clark and they were married just after her 18th birthday, on February 16, 1942. The following January, a daughter Carole (Spike Allen) arrived. Lue, Wally and Carole spent part of the war years in Victoria, B.C. where Wally was stationed. Apart from a year in Regina, Lue spent the rest of her life in Brandon, making many friends and acquaintances. In 1947, son Greg (Brenda) was born, followed by another son Bruce (Shelly) in 1950, and a daughter Andrea (Dennis Wood) in 1955.When her children were old enough Lue joined the workforce, starting at Woolworth's as a clerk. She later worked as a receptionist at Brandon Clinic and then for Dr. Scott. After leaving Dr. Scott's office in 1973, she was employed by the Unemployment Insurance Commission for 4 years. She becameself-employed as a Regional Distributor for Beauty Counsellor Products after a short stint as a Real Estate Agent for Joan Parker in the late 70's. She also managed Things Engraved in the former Brandon Gallery and worked for good friend Millie Jarvin at Lighting Unlimited. Lue and Wally spent many enjoyable years square dancing with the Circle 8's where she served as Secretary Treasurer for the Western Manitoba Square Dance Federation. Lue'stime with the Toastmaster's Club of Brandon was both rewarding and enjoyable, winning awards for her speaking. Lue also spent time painting, sewing, and embroidering, and would try anything to satisfy her artistic and creative side. After retirement, Lue turned her energies to volunteer work. She was an active member of St. Mary's Church, serving on different committees. Lue was a member of the Parkinson's Society, and the Diabetics Support Group. She served on the Senior's Advocates Group, often conducting interviews on their behalf on Access T.V. She was actively involved with Seniors for Seniors, serving two terms as President. Lue was predeceased by her husband Wally in May of 1993, grandson Danny Allen in 1986, as well as brothers Cec and Andy Nevin, sisters Millie "Grace" Vance and Melissa Burton. Besides her children she also leaves behind: Grandson Shawn Allen (Melanie) and their daughters Stephanie, Lauren and Chelsea; Grandson Doug Allen (Marie) and their son Ewan; Granddaughter Angie (Chris Veilleux) and their daughter Julianna, as well as sister-in-law Molly Nevin and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial celebrating Lue's life will take place at St. Mary's Anglican Church May 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Lue's memory can be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church Renovation Fund, 401 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BYCZKOWSKI:It is with heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss that we announce the unexpected death of our beloved husband, father, and PaPa, Terry Walter Byczkowski. Terry passed away on March 22, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Terry was born on September 13, 1958 in Brandon to Walter and Martha Byczkowski. He grew up in the North End of Brandon. Attending High School at Crocus Plains, he worked for the City of Brandonand would remain there for twenty three years. In 2000, his career path took a turn and he worked for the Brandon School Division as an Educational Assistant, this led him to a very special group of people who loved him just as he loved them. Terry was active in the community always volunteering to coach, fundraise or assist in any other way that he could. He coached various sports teams such as curling, football, and baseball. He worked with Rob Cullen to develop the Neelin High School Football team. He coached many children through the Little Rocker and Junior Curling Clubs held at the Wheat City Curling Club. Terry touched many people's lives and their hearts through his mentoring and unconditional friendship and love. There were manychildren who benefited from Terry's knowledge and warmth as they were learning a sport and often their take home message was that they were an important part of a team and the glory of winning or the despair of a loss was owned by all team members equally. Terry became a "father figure" to many of the kids he mentored. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Carma, his children Tyler (Jessica Juba) and Ashleigh and the love of his life, grandson Colton. Terry is survived by his step mother Agnes Byczkowski,sisters, Marilyn Byczkowski (Oak River, Manitoba), Teresa Janzen (Okotoks, Alberta), Patricia Siemans (Kola, Manitoba) and Tracy Bryant (Brandon, Manitoba). Terry is also survived by one brother, Jim. There are numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family who also survive. Terry was predeceased by his mother in 1982 and his father in 2001. A celebration of Terry's life was held at Central United Church with Joe Ball officiating on March 28, 2011 with interment in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Center Foundation Dialysis Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ANDERSON: Thory (Minnie Asthore) passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 in her 101st year. Thory was a resident at Fairview for the last five years, having lived at the Winnipeg House for the previous 30 years. Thory was predeceased by her husband Al in 1983 and a granddaughter in 1972. Surviving is their only daughter, Thorie and husband Jim, their sons, Kyle (Alana) and Kevin (Kayla), great grandchildren Sydney and Colton and Calcie respectively. Thorys life was one to be admired, spanning ten decades, consisting of two World Wars, the Roaring Twenties and the Depression of the Thirties. Times were tough, but she was always a hardworking, yet fashionable lady. Thory and Al married in 1943, and their daughter, Thorie, arrived four years later. Thory worked in ladies fashion stores and also at Robinsons. Al was a mechanic at Cobb Motors and the two lead a full life in the town of Melita, until they moved to Brandon in 1972. With the arrival of their first grandson Kyle in 1974, they became doting grandparents. Thory and Al were caretakers at the Rosser Towers, until Al became ill and they moved to Winnipeg House. Thorys pastimes were 5-pin bowling, watching N.H.L hockey and baseball. Kevin and his Grannie spent lots of time keeping scores and stats to both games and discussing them in depth. Her grandsons were obviously the apple of her eye. Most of Thorys friends have predeceased her, but there are those who will continue to remember and miss her, Jean Sterling, Melba Murray, her close friend Lyn and especially the Christmas Carolers. The family would like to extend a thanks to those at Fairview who showed Thory that extra special attention she so deserved, Rhonda, her cousin Anderson, Kayla, and Michelle to name some also thanks to the others we missed who gave her that special T.L.C. A private graveside service for Thory and Al will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a donation in memory of Thory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B- 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ADDISON: It is with great sadness that the family of Mary (Millie) Janette Addison (nee Lumsden), dear mother of Paul and Sean, and loyal caretaker and friend to her beloved dogs, Sparky and Kola announce her passing on April 01st, 2011 at the age of 72 at the Souris Health Centre. Mary was born September 14th, 1939 in Minnedosa and was a wonderful painter, artist, reader, traveler, and genuine animal rights advocate. She was a supporter of the wild feral horses of Suffield, Ab and Bill C-544. Mary had many wonderful memories with her pony (teddy) roaming across the Clanwilliam prairies in her youth and got into all sorts of mischief at a very early age with her childhood / lifelong close friend Jean. It was in Brandon, Manitoba, that she married and raised her two sons with John and kept busy with her horses and antique picking business. Many antiques acquired from numerous auctions throughout rural Manitoba were purchased from an antique dealer in Calgary, Alberta and appeared on movie sets, including Buffalo Bill in 1976. Marys creative and artist talent grew immensely while in Dawson City, Yt in the 1980s where she was an integral part of the artisans community. She assisted in managing the local art gallery and put her fierce love of reading to use while operating the public library. Living in the Berton House was a highlight that Mary spoke of often as she had the opportunity to meet Pierre Berton and give him a tour of his childhood home. Many of Marys fondest memories are from these times in Dawson and her special interests with the frontier history. Her summer cooking for a gold mining crew was interesting and she always had time for a tia maria with her kindred spirit, Wanda. Marys entrepreneur spirit led her to Okotoks, Alberta in the early 1990s, where she owned and operated a pet grooming studio. She was happy to work with and take care of all animals and could always be found volunteering at the local veterinary clinic and spending time with the pets waiting for adoption. Spending quality time with her parents Amy and Max in Lethbridge, Alberta was very important to Mary and she enjoyed her summer visits with her Granddaughter Melissa Amy. Her family and friends could always be assured of strong coffee, conversation and her critiquing of the latest local and world events. Mary had the opportunity to spend several years on Vancouver Island with Paul and most recently, in Souris with Sean. She and her loyal companion Sparky could always be found enjoying a walk down by the swinging bridge or having a visit at the tea house. Mary is predeceased by her father William (Max) and survived by her loving mother Amy, sons Paul (Geri) and Sean (Sharon), granddaughter Melissa, one sister and three brothers, many nieces, nephews and close friends. Her sister Sheila (John) Heide, Jason, Victoria, Jacob, Lisa, Mike, Robert, Hayden, Jenna, Martin, Heide and Myla. Brother Keith (Linda), Rick, Sherry, Gille, Lori, Joselyn and Taylor. Brother Bill (Barb) and Scott. Brother Robert (Heather), Matthew and Ian. Mary will also be missed and mourned immensely by her childhood and lifelong friend Jean Gugin (Wilf) of Winnipeg and her longtime friend Wanda Lee Roe of Dawson City. Sean, Paul and all the family would like to express our sincere appreciation to Dr.Stone and the entire nursing staff at the Souris Health Centre whose genuine care and compassion is sincerely appreciated. Thank you also to Laura McDougald-Williams for your kindness and guidance. A memorial bench will be dedicated to Mary at Victoria Park in Souris this summer and a celebration to follow in Fernie, B.C. If friends so desire donations in memory of Mary may be made to your local SPCA
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KUTA: Gerald Joseph Kuta. Unexpectedly on April 3, 2011 at his residence, Gerry Kuta beloved husband of Deana Halladay and father of Kalan and Rylan died at the age of 59 years of coronary artery disease.A Celebration of Life Gathering for Gerry will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at Larters at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club, 30 River Road, St. Andrews (10 min. north of the Perimeter off of Main St.). Friends are invited to drop in between 2:00-4:00 p.m. to share their stories and memories with the family.
McKENZIE: Agnes (Nan) McKenzie; beloved wife of the late Geordie McKenzie and mother of Judy (Poole), Heather, and Wayne; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 82 years of age. A service to celebrate Nans life will be held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at 2:45 p.m. at Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Nans memory to the Parkinson Society Manitoba, 7-414 Westmount Dr, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1P2 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 -18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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