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MELNYK: Mary Melnyk entered into rest on January 25, 2012 at the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home at the age of 95 years. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba with interment to follow in the Minnedosa Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home.Messages of condolences may be sent to minnfs@mts.netMinnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868.
MORRIS: Larry Donald Morris. It is with deep sadness that Larry’s family announces his passing on December 18, 2011 at the Souris District Hospital following a valiant battle with cancer. Larry was predeceased by his father, Don Morris in 2004. Left to mourn his passing is his mother, Ivy Morris, sister Lynne (Butch) Locke, and his three nieces and their families, Diana (Chet), Abigail and Gage Cameron; Sandy (Shawn) and Jace Hulm; Christa (Ryan), Layton and Jordyn Veitch. As well as aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. Larry was born on October 13, 1949 in Souris, Manitoba and lived on the farm south west of Souris. At the age of 6 years, in the fall of 1955, Larry attended the Saskatchewan School for the Deaf in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He came home every summer for two months, every Christmas and Easter via the train from North Brandon. During that time at home, he farmed with his dad and spent any spare time playing catch and batting out fly balls to his sister. While in school, Larry participated in all sports available. Hockey, football, soccer, baseball, curling, etc. He enjoyed them all and suffered a few broken bones as well. Up until 1965, the Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD) was open only to residents of Winnipeg and then in 1965 the boundary status was changed to include all Manitobans. Finally Larry was able to come to MSD to attend school thus providing a long awaited opportunity for him to be closer to home. At the age of 18, Larry finished school in Winnipeg and moved home where he continued to farm until Don’s passing in 2004. Larry loved curling, pool, cribbage and golfing. He had such a great time and enjoyed his many friends and meeting new ones. A pretty good golfer we’ve been told! He proudly displayed his numerous plaques and trophies from various events. In 2003, Larry curled in the Manitoba Senior Deaf Curling Championships and their team went on to win the Canadians in Richmond, B.C. Quite an honor and privilege. In 2004 the Legion Cribbage Team he was a member of won the District Cribbage Event and went to the Canadian Championships in Nova Scotia to represent Manitoba. He had a wonderful time there and shared his stories with us when he got home. In 1982, Ivy, Don and Larry moved to Souris to reside but Don and Larry continued to commute back and forth to the farm. Even after Don’s passing, Larry would still go to the farm to check everything over, mow the grass weekly and would certainly notice if anything was out of place or had been moved! The farm was Larry’s place of solace. Before his passing we were able to take one last tour out to the farm where we’re sure that in his heart he said his good-byes.
We’ll miss him forever.
A private graveside service followed by interment will take place at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery at a later date.
RAYMER: The death of Opal Irene Raymer of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Howard Raymer occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 23, 2012. The Ceremony to Celebrate Opal's Life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 361 Russell Street, Brandon on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Sakasov will officiate. Private family interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Opal may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RINDLISBACHER: The death of Arlene Rindlisbacher (Gramma Gertie) beloved wife of Hans, mother of Nadine, Daniel, Douglas (Courtney) of Brandon passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on January 20, 2012 at the age of 69. She was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Irene Buckmaster of Winnipeg. Arlene leaves to mourn brother Brian (Candace) of Winnipeg, Grandchildren Jennifer (Andrew), Michael (Sarah), Ashleigh, Caleb, Sarah, Avery, Miley, Great- grandchildren Kayleigh and Addison, and nieces and nephews. A get together to celebrate Arlene's life will take place at a later date. A special thank you goes to all the hospital staff involved in her care and the support to her family. Donations in memory of Arlene may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.
"Forever Loved and Remembered."Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RODRIGUEZ- ADAMO: Elizabeth Blanca Elvira, February 7,1957- January 20, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth in the Brandon Regional Hospital, after a valiant battle with breast cancer. A private family service was held on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband Peter and many close extended family members. Elizabeth has lived in London, Buenos Aires, Winnipeg and Brandon and leaves to mourn numerous friends and acquaintances around the world. Her family would like to thank all those that provided friendship throughout her life and especially during her illness. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Elizabeth Rodriguez-Adamo Bursary Fund at Brandon University Foundation, 270-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9, 204-727-7374, foundation@brandonu.ca.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Lizzie you are not lost, you will always be remembered, you will be celebrated.
BRYANT: Ada Elder (Riddle) Bryant passed away at Virden Health Centre Thursday; January 19, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Ada had a wonderful, full life. We know this because she would always tell us. Ada had many things that made her life happy, especially her family and fiends. Ada came from England at the age of seven to grow up in Canada. She spent two weeks in quarantine in Halifax and then travelled by train to settle with her parents in Melita, Manitoba. Later, the family moved to Willin, Manitoba. There she and her half brother Henry went to school. Ada attended Elkhorn school in the higher grades and worked and stayed at the Doctor’s home for room and board. Ada met her husband Charles while waiting for the train that was carrying the Queen of England on her first trip to Canada in 1939. They married in 1941 and farmed in the Elkhorn area. They raised crops, Jersey cows and chickens and three wonderful children. Her first daughter, Linda, was born in 1943, second daughter, Bonnie, was born in 1946 and then her son, Harvey, in 1949. Over the years, she was blessed with four grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. They were her most treasured possessions. Mom loved playing cards with her family and neighbors. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading novels. Most of all, she enjoyed her gardens – vegetable and many flowers. Before settling on the farm, the family grew up in Elkhorn where Mom worked at Ross’s General Store and did housekeeping for a few families in town. The next move in her life was to Virden. She worked at a motel and loved to work at the greenhouse in the springtime, all the while making many trips to the hospital to visit her husband. While in Virden, she discovered yard sales, and going to the Legion to play cards. She also loved having friends and family come to visit. Mom was able to make a trip back to her beloved England in 1975, something that she had always wanted to do. She enjoyed teaching her family all about life. Ada was predeceased by her mother in 1962, her Dad in 1965, her daughter Linda in 1967, her husband Charles in 1978, her daughter Bonnie in 2009 and by her half brother Henry Thompson. Left to mourn is her son, Harvey (Darlene) and their two sons: David (Judy) with their children Lindsay, Adam, Chelsey and Matthew and Don (Cheryl) with their children Courtney and Rhett; son-in-law Keith Creller (husband of the late Bonnie) and their two children: daughter Kellie (Brent) Flannery with their children Alysha (Neil) Blackshaw, Mike (Dawn), Breann (Cory) and Charlie and their son Jason Creller (Terri) and his children Dustin of Calgary and Tianna and their mother Tina of Virden. As well, Ada has seven great-great grandchildren: Kolt, Shane and Julie Blackshaw, Lily and James Flannery, Owen Flannery and Tyson Dobson. Ada will be sadly missed by her family and friends and anyone who knew her. We wish to thank the doctors and nurses at Winkler where she had surgery, and many special thanks to Dr. Roux and the nurses and staff at Virden Health Centre and Palliative Care Unit for taking such wonderful care of our mother, grandmother, great gran and great-great gran. A private family funeral service was service was held. Interment took place in Elkhorn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Virden Health Centre for the Palliative Care Unit or to the charity of your choice in memory of Ada.
E-mail messages of condolence to carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BREWER: Kathleen Brewer (Nanny) formerly of Sparsholt England, passed away peacefully at St. Mary's hospital in Sechelt, B.C. on January 22nd 2012 at the age of 93. Nan made Sechelt her home after emigrating from England in 1978. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Christine Hunter of Sechelt BC, Debbie Leslie (Dan) of Ninette, MB and son Michael Brewer (Kerry) of Douglas MB, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of Nan's life will be held at a later date in Sechelt B.C. Those that wish may make a donation in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
BAREFOOT: Wilfred Robert (Bob) Barefoot was born on January 24, 1919 and passed away December 13, 2011 at the age of 92. He was raised in the Croll district and Boissevain. He married Kathleen Burgess in 1941 and joined the Armed Forces in 1941, where he spent four years. He spent three years and four months in Britain, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany, returning in 1945 to farming then moving to Boissevain working as the custodian for Turtle Mountain School District and handyman in Boissevain. Bob was alone as Kathleen passed away leaving Bob and two daughters, Judy and Brenda. Later he married Marjorie Murdoch who had three children Robert, Linda (deceased) and Susan. Bob spent nearly four years in Fairview Nursing Home where he passed away.
He was a wonderful man, husband and father. God Bless Him
ARNDT: Lorraine Louise Arndt of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of Edward Arndt and loving mother of Kevin, Kimberley, Jason and the late Vincent passed away suddenly at Virden, Manitoba Thursday; January 26, 2012 at the age of 70 years. The funeral service will be held from Virden Recreation Complex Banquet Hall, 900-5th Avenue South, Virden, Tuesday; January 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Don Bernhardt of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Virden, officiating. The interment will be in Roblin and District Cemetery, Roblin, Manitoba Tuesday; January 31st at 4:00 p.m. Viewing will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Monday; January 30th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. There will be a prayer service conducted by Fr. Don Bernhardt at 7:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Lorraine may be made to either Virden and Area Palliative Care or to St. Mary's Anglican Church Hall Building Fund.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ALLANSON: Margaret Evelyn Allanson (nee Miller), April 12, 1932 -January 24, 2012. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Allanson on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the age of 79 years at the Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Margaret is survived by her daughter Lois (Don) Duggan of Silver Ridge; son Murray (Sheila) Allanson of Winnipeg; step-grandchildren Jim (Marcy) Duggan and Rick (Donna) Duggan and their families. She also leaves behind one sister Sharon (Dale) Hermanson, one brother-in-law Gerald Allanson, one sister-in-law Dot (Art) Devrieze, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Al Allanson in March of 2011. Margaret was born in Boissevain and grew up on the family farm near Justice, Manitoba. Throughout their married life, mom and dad both enjoyed time spent bowling, golfing, playing bingo, trapshooting, and stock car racing. They traveled throughout the province attending many different tournaments and events. Mom was known to be stubborn at times and she also had a very strong opinion. She had a good sense of humor and was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to express their thanks to the nursing staff on the extended care unit at Portage Hospital, and to the staff on B wing at Douglas Campbell Lodge for the care, love and support shown to our Mom. Memorial service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at McKenzie Portage Funeral Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Box 1426, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba,, R1N 3N9, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba – Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1A7. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021.
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SLAWINSKI: Krista Lynn Slawinski, (formerly of McCreary, MB) passed away suddenly in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the age of 35 years. Having spent a number of years in the ministry in the Caribbean, Krista died there on January 17, 2012, following a bus accident. She leaves with special memories, her parents Murray & Lynda Slawinski; 5 brothers Scott, Werner, Ryan, Donald and Tyler and their families, all of the McCreary area. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Yellowhead Centre, Neepawa, MB. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
CHAMBERS: Ruby Gwendoline Chambers passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on January 22, 2012 at the age of 81. She was born Ruby Fisher in Ninga, Manitoba, in 1930 and was raised on the family farm. As an adult she lived in Boissevain and then in Winnipeg for a few years. In Winnipeg she attended the University of Manitoba where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Ultimately she moved to Brandon where she obtained a degree in education, found employment with the Brandon School Division, raised her family and lived her life. She taught for 35 years, mainly Grade 1 at Valleyview Centennial School, before retiring in 1995. She loved teaching, her students and the people she worked with so much that after retirement she tutored and worked as a substitute teacher from time to time for a number of years. She very much loved and was devoted to her family, particularly her grandchildren who she adored. She leaves to cherish her memory sons Phillip (Milleta) and Edwyn (Verna) and three grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew and Samantha. She is survived by one sister, Marjory Chambers of Calgary. Her other sister Elva predeceased her in 1972. Funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Manitoba, 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1P2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LEWIS: Mr. Clive D. Lewis passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home, Melita, MB. on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the age of 97. He was predeceased by his parents Evan & Catherine Lewis; in-laws Russell & May Stewart; two sisters: Gwen & Sybil; four brothers: Pryce, Frank, Dean and Alfred; three sisters-in-law: Erma Lewis, Georgie Bawtinhimer and Cecile Lewis; two brothers -in-law: Mel Boyd and Joe Bawtinhimer. Clive is survived by his wife Dorothy; son Gerald (Diane) Lewis; daughters: Blythe (Marcus) Shnitka, Colleen (Ray) Smithson, and Marilyn (Bill) Holden all of Melita; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister Kae Boyd of Wawanesa; sister- in-law Mary Lewis of Melita; brother-in-law Murray (Margaret) Stewart of Medora; numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Clive's life will be held at the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB. on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Allan Gairns will officiate. Interment will take place at the Medora Cemetery at a later date. Following the service you are invited to join the family at the C.E. Hall for lunch and visiting. Donations may be given to the Melita Health Centre, PCH Activities, Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0, Historica Dominion Institute, 505-1235 Bay St. Toronto, ON. M5R 3S9, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home-Melita (204) 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron - Directors. To send condolences or memories to the family, please visit www.redpathfuneralhome.com
HUNT: With deep sadness we announce the death of Cherry H. Hunt (nee Mitchell) of Brandon on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born March 5, 1955 in Cape Town, South Africa Cherry was an assertive child. After the death of her father, Cherry and her family moved to England where she later attended Woolston Secondary School in Southampton, United Kingdom. Upon moving to Brandon, Cherry attended Neelin High School and later Brandon University. Over the years Cherry had numerous jobs which included teaching junior high school in Snow Lake, working at the University of Maryland in Germany, working at the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, Sandy Lane Property Owners Association, working with the German Armed Forces based at C.F.B. Shilo as well as teaching at the Assiniboine Community College. Her interests included cooking, catering, teaching and judging. Left to cherish Cherry's memory are her husband Francis, son Chris, brother Ivor Mitchell, sister Ida (Brian) Gibson, nephews Richard and Robbie, niece Karen as well as brother-in-law Michael and sister-in-law Sally. She was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Minnie Mitchell. The Ceremony to Celebrate Cherry's Life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 339 - 12th Street, Brandon on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined, friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Cherry to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202-37 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RAYMER: The death of Opal Irene Raymer of Brandon occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 23, 2012. Funeral arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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