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SPEED: Suddenly on February 3, 2011 Glenn Speed passed away. Leaving to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 56 years, Jean; daughters Millie (Brian), Michele (Dan), Brenda (Collin); as well as grandchildren. Glenn was a very loving and caring man. He was always there for his family and friends when they needed him. Glenn had many wonderful neighbors and friends. We’ll all miss you and love you always. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, 3390 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Chapel Lawn 204-885-9715.
BICKNELL: Mary Marguerite Bicknell of Brandon, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on February 6, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:30 a. m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SAWATZKY: Gwendoline Florence passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the High River Hospital on February 4th, 2011 at the age of 68 years. Gwen is survived by her loving husband Henry; daughter Janna; son Doug; daughter in law Alison and her loving grandchildren Jacob and Megan. Gwen was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba and married Henry in 1965. Together they spent many years working and travelling throughout western Canada. Gwen was not only a Registered Nurse for 40 plus years, but a talented seamstress who loved music and stitching. She was a loving wife and mother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Okotoks. A Graveside Service will be held at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery in Brandon, Manitoba on Monday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m. The family would like to thank the staff at the High River Hospital for providing such wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center (
To email condolences to the family please visit Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Okotoks) 403-938-3111. Brandon arrangements in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home (Brandon) 204-727-0694.
DAILEY: Tommy Darrell Johnson Dailey. Suddenly on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Carberry Hospital, Tommy Dailey, beloved infant son of Matthew Dailey and Savannah Malyon, of Sidney, Manitoba, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 2 months. A private family service will be held. Left to cherish his memory are his older brothers Matthew Jr. and Nathaniel; his grandparents Sandra Malyon, Alec Mowatt, Patricia Dailey, and Darrell (Audrey) Dailey; Great Grandparents Anne (George) and Pat (Earl); his Uncle Ken and Aunts Carissa and Kaitlin; and numerous great Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. Tommy was dearly loved and his smile will live on in all of our hearts forever. 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 “Dedicated to those we serve”.
CAREME: Marie Careme, "Mama", beloved wife of Ed Careme of Virden, Manitoba and beloved mother of Joe, Debbie and Irene passed away at her home in Virden Saturday, February 5, 2011 in her 79th year. Funeral service will be held from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Virden Wednesday; February 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Deacon Wilfrid Barre officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund in memory of Mama. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
TURNBULL: Newton Robert (Bob) Turnbull, March 26, 1933 – January 12, 2011. It is with great sadness that we announce Bob’s passing - a boisterous, quiet, generous person who enjoyed a good time, and always had a quick smile and humour that made others smile. Born and raised in Digby, N.S., Bob joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1955, serving as a gunner for 27 ? years. He was stationed in Debert NS, Gagetown, NB, Shilo, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba MB, and Cornwallis NS. Throughout most of his service, he was a member of 3RCHA, and trained recruits, taught courses such as defensive driving, and enjoyed his work as a drill instructor. As part of 3RCHA humanitarian missions, he engaged in flood control, fire fighting, and avalanche control. In the late ‘60’s, Bob served as Detachment Commander with Ace Mobile Forces in an Artillery Battery to support NATO for any hostilities that should erupt. He prided himself as a 155mm Detachment Commander, and attained the rank of Sergeant before retirement in 1983. He loved children, was an involved dad, and instilled an appreciation for music. He enjoyed playing baseball, golf and was an avid sports fan. In 1969 Bob was diagnosed with MS, and faced many other health challenges over the years. His determination served him well in dealing with effects of his condition. In 1989 he and Grace moved back to NS until 2002, when he settled in Rivers, Manitoba until moving to Tabor Home in Morden, Manitoba in 2006. Left with fond memories are his wife Grace, daughter Michelle (John), son Mike (Elaine), grandsons Ewan, Kyle, granddaughter Quinn, great-grandson Jordan; brothers Don (Zelda), Lloyd (Ardith) and sisters Ray Oliver (known as Sis), Lorna Cummings, Wendy Weir (Terry); many cousins, nieces and nephews; plus numerous in-laws from the Ross side. He was predeceased by his father Lloyd, mother Ruby, brother Ernie, sister Lois, and brother-in-laws Randy Cummings and Garnet Oliver; plus many army buddies. Donations can be made in Bob’s memory to Tabor Home, 230 9th St., Morden, Manitoba, R6M 1Y3; Riverdale Personal Care Home, 512 Quebec Street, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0; the MS Society or charity of one’s choice. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be held later in NS.
THROWER: Albert “Bert” Elvin Thrower of Boissevain, beloved husband of Dona, passed away at the Boissevain Health Centre on Thursday, February 03, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Cremation has taken place and the interment will be held at a later date.
SYSLAK: Bertha Syslak of Minnedosa and formerly of Clanwilliam passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011, at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Bertha is survived by her husband Carl Syslak. The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 7, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Erickson Legion Hall, Erickson. Elgin Hall will officiate. Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. 636-7727.
SORENSEN: Mary Sorensen (Shunewich) passed away peacefully on January 25, 2011. Mary was born in 1929 and lived with her parents and siblings in Mundare and Lamont, Alberta. When her father passed away, her mother remarried and moved to Manitoba. Mary finished her schooling in Goodlands, Manitoba. She then worked at Campbells General Store and met and married Albert Sorensen of Goodlands. They moved to Brandon to manage the 1 and 10 Motel and then the Starlight Motel. They then bought and managed the Dreamland Motel at Melita for many years. Later, Mary and Albert moved back to Brandon and Mary attended ACC to become an LPN. She worked for many years as a nurse. Mary had a love for cooking and painting. She was a member of the Brandon Palette Club until her eyesight started to fail. She then worked at the Twin Pines Motel as a cook which she enjoyed. She made lasting friendships with Cathy Ovarie and Jean Greiner. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Albert, her parents Tillie and Stephen Shunewich and sister, Adeline Scallizzi. Mary leaves to mourn her sister Phyllis Zimmerman (Paul), sister Lorraine Mandzak, her niece Tillie Lund (Robert), nephews David Zimmerman (Caroline) and Leslie Zimmerman and cousin, Tillie Rickerson. In later years Mary made her home at Kin Village where she enjoyed living and made many dear friends. She wll be greatly missed by her family and friends. Respecting Mary's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a private funeral at a later date in Goodlands Cemetery. Any donations may be made to the Goodlands Cemetery Fund c/o Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine, or charity of choice.
SAUNDERS: Neil William Saunders of Brandon, beloved father of Shannon Pratt and Jeff Saunders, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 03, 2011 at the age of 71 years. At Neil’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no formal memorial service. Memorial donations in memory of Neil may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RHODES: Gertrude (Gertie) Neta (née Willey). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Gertrude Neta Rhodes, wife of Thomas Rhodes on January 30, 2011 at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 84 years. Gertie was born in Birnie, Manitoba on August 1, 1926 to Albert and Mildred Willey. Gertie and Tommy Rhodes were married on May 30, 1944 and raised four children. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 66 years, Tommy, daughter Marilyn (Doug) Duncalfe, son Allan Rhodes, daughters Audrey Rhodes (Kevin) and Barbara (Dale) Hoggan; seven grandchildren Terry (Ellen) Duncalfe, Laura (Larry) Litwin, Darren (Kristin) Duncalfe, Grant (Marcy) Duncalfe, Angie Hamm (Jay), Derek Hamm, Andrew Hoggan and six great-grandchildren; Katelyn and Erika Litwin, Sawyer Duncalfe, Daylan Duncalfe, Cole and Asha Venn and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving Mum, are Dad's two sisters and two brothers. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Mildred Willey, brothers Vernon (Wilma) Willey, Charlie (Mary) Willey, Roy Willey, sister Alberta (Ernie) Boles, infant brother Carmen Willey, infant son Leslie Neil Rhodes and infant great-granddaughter Rilynn Duncalfe. Mum was the happiest when her family was around her. She thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday jaunts with Dad, traveling around Manitoba visiting family and their vacations in Western Canada. In the summer, Mum and Dad would travel Manitoba to find the perfect strawberry patches for her preserves. Mum was a wonderful homemaker, she loved sewing, gardening and shopping in her earlier years. Mum was a very quiet and shy individual. In 1998, Mum was diagnosed with vasculitis and it was a long battle for the next twelve years. We will miss you dearly Mum. A funeral service was held on February 3, 2011 at Brockie Donovan, Brandon, and interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends and family so desire, donations may be made to the charity of their choice in Mum's memory.
ODELL: Don Odell, beloved husband of Evelyn Odell, of Hargrave, Manitoba and father of Allen, Les and Sheryl passed away at Southeast Integrated Care Centre, Moosomin, Saskatchewan Tuesday; February 1, 2011 in his 74th year. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden, Manitoba Tuesday; February 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Moosomin and District Health Care Foundation or to the charity of your choice in memory of Don.
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www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
OAKES: Connie (Foster) of Vancouver, B.C. passed away January 14, 2011 at the age of 81 years after a lengthy illness. Connie was born in Carberry, Manitoba on March 4, 1929, to Albert and Dorothy Foster. Connie was an RN and graduated from Grace Hospital in Winnipeg in 1950 where she nursed for some time, then later at St. Boniface Hospital before moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 1964. She then nursed at Vancouver General Hospital. Connie is survived by two sisters, Betty (Frank) Southern, Penticton, B.C.; Eileen (Ron) Schott, Kenora, Ontario; one brother Ron (Penny) Foster, Brandon, Manitoba; sister-in law Isobel Foster; six nieces and five nephews. She was predeceased by father Albert, 1979, mother Dorothy, 2001, older brother Allan, 2001, and younger brother Des, 2009, and three infant siblings. Cremation has taken place.
MILLS: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Donelda Marguerite Mills, on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the age of 53 years. Donelda was born April 3, 1957 in Brandon, MB to Donald and Florence Gowanlock. She attended school in Brandon and spent her childhood years playing in the east end with her four siblings. Her family would often travel to “The Farm” to visit Grandma or take in the occasional harness race. She held various positions while working with Manitoba Government Services for more than 30 years, her last one being that of Gardener. She had many interests, the obvious one being gardening and taking care of her flowers, whether at work or home. Her pride and joy were her three grandchildren, Sydney, Mason and Colton. She was affectionately known by them as Grandma D, and not a day would go by that she wasn’t thinking of or doing something special for them. She enjoyed family gatherings, coffee at Dad’s on Sunday mornings, baking bread, playing dimes or crib, travelling, shopping and country drives. Left to cherish her memory are her partner of 28 years Butch, daughter Alana (Kyle), granddaughter Sydney, and grandson Colton, son Chris (Michelle) and grandson Mason, father Donald, sisters Bernice, Brenda and Barb, brother Brian, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Florence in 1992 and grandmother Thelma in 1997. A Celebration of Donelda’s Life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, February 4, 2011 with Mr. Jamie Berry, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. A private family interment followed at Milford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donelda’s memory may be made to the charity of choice.
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MACAULAY: Dorothy Macaulay of Fort Macleod passed away on January 31, 2011 at the age of 99. A funeral service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424-5th Ave., Fort Macleod, Alberta, on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home (403) 553-3772.
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