Classifieds / Obituaries
FALK: Margaret Falk was born November 4, 1935 at Lowe Farm, Manitoba to parents Cornelius and Margaretha Falk (nee Wiebe). She was the second youngest of ten children. Margaret grew up working on the family farm and, with much persuasion on her part, received her grade eight education. Marg moved to Caronport, Saskatchewan in 1955 to attend Briercrest Bible Institute. She worked in the kitchen and housekeeping while studying there and received her Diploma in the Standards Training & Christian Education Courses on April 16, 1961. It was during her first year at Briercrest that she heard God's calling to become a nurse. Marg attended Steinbach Bible College for oneyear and then returned to Caronport to work and take night classes to complete necessary education requirements for entrance into nurses training. She attended St. Boniface School for Practical Nurses in Winnipeg and received her L.P.N. Diploma on August 14, 1967. Following graduation, shenursed at St. Boniface Hospital for two years and Russell, Manitoba for one year before moving to Brandon in 1970. For 21 years Marg worked as a nurse on the maternity ward 200 at the Brandon General Hospital. There, she thoroughly enjoyed caring for the moms with their newborns. Her final five years as a nurse were served at the Assiniboine Centre with patients waiting placement.From newborns to seniors, Nurse Falk added a caring touch that will never be forgotten by her patients and the medical staff she worked with over the years. She retired from nursing in 1996 after 29 years, however never retired from caring for others. Marg's love for and dedication to God was evident in every part of her life. Her focus was always on a Sovereign God and rose above many circumstances as she kept her faith. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago and since then has experienced many surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, as well as more cancer. Her doctor, Dr. du Plooy, became a very dear friend to her and did a fabulous job caring for her over the years along with the nursing staff in Brandon and Cancer Care doctors in Winnipeg. Marg enjoyed travelling, vacationing, and having lunch with her single girlfriends in past years. She became a very independent woman who loved life, especially when she retired and didn't have to set her alarm clock! Her life was rich with people she loved and serving God in many ways. Marg was an active member of the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church and served in the nursery, Teddy Bear Clubs, ladies groups, as a greeter, and with her life group. She preferred to serve quietly in the background and was always encouraging those around her whether she was washing dishes, playing on the floor with children, praying for others, knitting baby blankets, baking or cooking favourite goodies for special people. All compliments she received were considered blessings. She would bake delicious treats for many thankful recipients especially for the youth group and Girls Dig Deep group in Minnedosa. Marg had a gentle way of making people feel special and enjoyed celebrating life! She was a person who lived with integrity and loved people unconditionally. It was the little things like sharing a cup of coffee and conversation with friends that meant so much. Her inside beauty enhanced her outside beauty and touched all of us deeply. With Kim holding her hand, Marg gently and peacefully left this earth to enter Heaven on Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was truly a valuable gem in our treasure box of life and will be lovingly remembered always. We will have a grand reunion in Heaven with her someday as she greets us with open arms. We will love you forever. Marg was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Dick, Cornelius, and Jake; and several in-laws. She is survived by six siblings and five in-laws: Susan Banman of Kleefeld, Manitoba; Henry (Kay) Falk of Killarney, Manitoba; Abe (Helen) Falk of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cornelius (Jan) Falk of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; Dave (Anne) Falk of Langley, B.C.; and Helen (Walter) Hamm of Altona, Manitoba. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Marg will also be deeply missed by her family "not by blood, but by love" Kim, Dean, Mitchell and Braydon Whittington of Minnedosa, Manitoba, as well as her extended family Dennis and Cheryl Brugger, their children, and all of Mama Marg's "grandchildren and great-grandchildren." The service to celebrate Marg's life was held atMcDiarmid Drive Alliance Church in Brandon on Friday, February 4, 2011 with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Interment followed at the Smoland Cemetery south of Minnedosa, Manitoba. For those who wish, donations in memory of Marg may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, Manitoba.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DESIATNYK: Mary Desiatnyk of Brandon, beloved mother of Rose Marie Marino and Lil Kapler, passed away peacefully at the Babcock Nursing Home in Wardsville, ON, on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the age of 94 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assinibone Avenue, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DeLARONDE: Solange (Sally) DeLaronde July 20, 1923- February 5, 2011. Sally passed away peacefully at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her husband, Del, and survived by her 5 children George, Marie, Ed, Shelley (English) and Kent. Sally will also be missed by her 10 grandchildren. Sally lived most of her life in Manitoba before moving to Penticton from Brandon 4 years ago. Prior to living in Brandon Sally and Del lived in Dunrea. A Celebration of Life Tea will be held at Athens Creek Retirement Lodge in Penticton on February 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in Brandon, Manitoba in springtime, Sallys favorite time of the year.
ASH: Wilfrid Wilf Reginald of Brandon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Wilf was born to parents; John and Mary Ash on December 9, 1920 in Rainy River District, Ontario. At a very young age, his family moved to QuAppelle, Saskatchewan where he lived until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. While stationed in Regina, he met and married Kathleen Law on March 20, 1943. He was stationed overseas as an aircraft mechanic until his discharge in 1945. Wilf soon began a thirty- five year career with the Canadian Pacific Railway, moving his young family to Brandon. He worked as a yardman/trainman until retiring in 1981. Wilf loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He was a skilled carpenter, avid sportsman, crafterand loved to travel. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3, a life member of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum and a founding member of the East End Sunshine Club. His family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant everything to him. He supported them in any way he could, rarely missing their many varied activities. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Wilf is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Kathleen; son Bob (Susan); son Gene (Lynn); daughter Eucilla (Marv) Robinson; grandchildren Dana (James) Avison, Deron (Chelsey), Craig (Jen), Scott, Erin (Mike) Branconnier, Kylie Robinson, Kerri (Kurt) Nicol; great-grandchildren Ben and Katie Avison, Easton Ash, Adia Branconnier and Reid Nicol; brothers Ralph, Walter (Anne), Al (Jocelyn) and Bill (Lois); sisters-in-law Norma and Betty; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by; his mother and father, mother and father in-law, four brothers, two sisters, three brothers-in-law, six sisters- in-law, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. The service to celebrate Wilfs life was held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Brockie Donovan Chapel with Rev. Paul Sakasov officiating. A private family interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wilf may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 361 Russell Street, Brandon Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St E, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A3.
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When Im GoneWhen I come to the end of my journey and I travelmy last weary mile, just forget if you can,that I ever frowned andremember only the smile.Forget unkind wordsI have spoken,remember some good that I have done.Forget that I everhad heartache,and remember that Ive also had fun.Remember I have fought somehard battles and won, ere the close of the day,then forget to grievefor my going,I would not have you sadfor a day,but in summer just gathersome flowers and remember the place where I lay,and come in the shade of evening when the sun pointsthe sky in the west, stand for a few momentsbeside me and remember only my best.
MATHIE: The family of the late William Garth Mathie are saddened to announce Garth's sudden passing in Saskatoon on Friday, November 20, 2010.
MAZAWASICUNA: Camille Lee Ferlin Mazawasicuna passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 42 years. The wake will be held at Sioux Valley Veteran's Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011. Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 also at the Veteran's Hall with interment to follow at Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
OPPERMAN: Marguerite Opperman, age 78 beloved wife of Wilfred, mother of Larry, (Nancy), Barb (Paul Berry), Glenn (Allison), Trevor, and (Dee) died February 9th, 2011 at the Boissevain Health Centre Boissevain, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held Saturday February 12, 2011 at St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:30 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul's United Church, or to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund. Family Interment prior to the service at the Boissevain Cemetery.
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HALLS: Mildred Vivian (Cleaver) Halls was born April 18, 1926 and passed away at the Virden Health Centre on February 9, 2011 as a result of a 3 year struggle with bladder cancer. She was the only daughter born to Joe and Mabel Cleaver of Moore Park, Manitoba. She married Norman Halls of the Reston area in 1944 and acquired three daughters at the same time. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary (Mummery) Cleaver; husband Norman; five brothers: Bill, Art, Bruce, Jim, and Keith and sister-in-law Margaret Cleaver. Mildred is survived by her step daughters: Winona (Bill) Morrison of Clarkston, Washington, Verna (John) Olenick of Reston and Mary Stewart of Watson Lake, Yukon; brother Bob Cleaver; sisters-in-law Evelyn Cleaver and Marion Cleaver as well as several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Mildred's wishes cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Interment will take place at a later date in the Reston Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824 18th Street Unit 3 Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7, Lung Association of Manitoba, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita, 522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
STRANGE: In loving memory of Garry Archibald Strange, beloved husband of Edith. Garry died on February 7, 2011 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 59. An Anglican funeral service will be held on Saturday February 12, 2011 at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Garry may be made to a trust fund for his two youngest sons Timothy & Thomas c/o The Royal Bank Killarney Branch. Condolences may be made online at www.wheatlnd.com. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791. www.wheatlnd.com
LELOND: J. Wm (Bill) Lelond passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Birtle Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home. Born June, 21, 1917 at Arrow River, Bill was predeceased by his wife Sylvia, and his parents Louis and Enid Lelond; and his siblings and their spouses: Stan (Margaret), Doreen (Larry Hunkin) and Marion (Robert Anderson). He is survived by his three children: Maureen, Leonard (Wendy) and Roberta (Brian Hickman), seven grandchildren and two great grandsons, two sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Bill spent over 68 years farming the Lelond homestead at Arrow River. He took pride in his shorthorn cattle. Bill enjoyed a full days work caring for family, fields and the farm. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arrow River Cemetery, Arrow River, Manitoba with a memorial service and reception following at 2:30 p.m. in the Arrow River Community Hall. Our family would like to sincerely thank everyone who cared for dad, including the staff at the Birtle Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Birtle Palliative Care Unit, Birtle, Manitoba, R0M 0C0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 824 18th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
KOSTIW: Mary Kostiw, beloved mother of Donald (Sylvia) Kostiw, Marian (Daniel) Holukoff, Helen (Murray) Hicks, Joyce (Jerry) Zaruk, Leonard (Janet) Kostiw and Jack (Lori) Kostiw entered into rest February 8, 2011 at the age of 87 years. The funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Neepawa, Manitoba with interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Prayers will be said in Whites Funeral Chapel, Neepawa, Manitoba on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Whites Funeral Home Neepawa in care of arrangements 204-476-2848.
DOBBELAERE: In loving memory of Mary Agnes Dobbelaere, beloved wife of Robert. Mary died on February 7, 2011 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 66. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Cartwright Centennial Hall at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. Interment will be at the Cartwright Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Cartwright Independent School.
Messages of Condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.com.Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791. www.wheatlnd.com
DITCHFIELD: The death of Violet Ditchfield, widow of the late Robert Ditchfield occurred at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Monday, February, 7, 2011. A memorial service will be held in the late spring. Announcement of details will follow at that time. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Violet to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 - 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg,MB R3C 3R6 or Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, Trinity United Church, 1515 - 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ASH: Wilfrid Wilf Reginald of Brandon, beloved husband of Kathleen, father of Bob, Gene and Eucilla, passed away peacefully with family surrounding him at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the age of 90 years. A service to celebrate Wilfs life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Sakasovof St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wilf may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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 (www.cancerboard.ab.ca).
To email condolences to the family please visitwww.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Okotoks) 403-938-3111. Brandon arrangements in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home (Brandon) 204-727-0694.
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