Classifieds / Obituaries
MACEY: Henriette (Jet) of Erickson, formerly of Onanole, Manitoba, beloved wife of John Ainslie passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Erickson District Health Center on April 22, 2010, at the age of 89. Henriette was born on September 09, 1920, in Hoogevaan, Netherlands to Lanbertus and Emilie Berdenis Van Berlekom. She met and married John Ainslie Macey on January 3, 1946, in De Bilt Holland and came to Canada on the Lady Nelson to Halifax in August 1946, then took the train to Winnipeg to meet her new husband and start their life together. They lived west of Onanole for a few years before settling on the farm at Clear Lake where together they raised four children: Richard, Joan, Olive and Joyce. She learned to speak fluent English and how to cook on a wood stove and keep the fire going in order to keep warm. She became a wonderful cook and all around farm wife. Jet was predeceased by her husband John in December 1977; her mother in February of 1978; her father in June of 1978; her sister Jeanette in September 2007; son Richard in May 2008; and her son-in-law Ernie in September 1994. Jet is survived by a brother Huibert Berdenis van Berlekom in Holland and three daughters: Joan of Erickson; Olive (Ron) of Chisholm, Alberta; Joyce of Erickson; and daughter-in-law Janyce of Minnedosa. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Rosa (Jim); Laurie (Kevin); Cheryl; Beverly (Len); Tom (Nikki); Stephen; Derek (Heather). Also survived by eight great-grandchildren: Declan; Cailey; Alex; Jen; Liam; Jackson; Jordon; Ace. The funeral services were held from Bethel Lutheran Church on April 26, 2010. With Rev. Mark Tiefenbach officiating. Interment took place at Bethel Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were everyone in attendance.
DOUPE: Harold Hartwell Doupe. On Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Victoria General Hospital, Harold Hartwell Doupe, aged 90, passed away peacefully with his family at his side. Harold is survived by his daughter Marilyn Clausen, granddaughter Rikke (Andy) Pineau and their children Barrett and Alexis; daughter Joan Suski (Richard Lamontagne), grand- daughter Kristen Kovacs (Wayne Smith) and their children Brendon and Spencer; sister Margaret (Dave) Heise; sisters- in-law, Vel Doupe and Noraleen Doupe; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Joyce, and special friend Yvette, as well as his brothers Ben (and his wife Audrey), Ron and Stan. He was born March 11, 1920 to Hartwell and Gladys at the family homestead in Crandall, Manitoba, leaving home at 16 to pursue a career in aviation. He served with the Navy during the Second World War, later working as an aircraft mechanic in Sioux Lookout, Winnipeg and Brandon, ultimately ending his career as an Aircraft Accident Investigator with the Department of Transport based in Winnipeg. During his retirement he and Joyce loved their winters in Texas and their summers travelling with their trailer, camping and visiting friends and family. He was a devoted family man and will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be held at Thomson Funeral Chapel in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. A private interment at Crandall Cemetery on Friday, April 30 will be followed by a reception at the Crandall Community Centre at 4:00 p.m. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C OX4 783-7211.
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HULBERT: It is with sadness the family of Sylvia Hulbert announce her passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on April 26, 2010. The Ceremony to Celebrate Sylvia's Life will be held at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 403- 13th Street, on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robin Walker officiating. Interment will take place at Minnedosa Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the St. Matthew's Memorial Fund, 403-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4P9. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DENBOW: Lloyd Clifford, age 85 years, beloved husband of the late Helen Denbow, died in the Westman Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Lloyd, donations may be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund, c/o Town of Souris, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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WOOD: Susan, age 69 years, beloved wife of the late Howard Wood, mother of Dennis, Debbie and Brenda, grandmother of Chris, Jason, Shawna and Ashlyn, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, April 26, 2010. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Susan, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Activity Fund c/o A.R.H.A. Box 10 Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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SMYTH:John Walter Smyth; of Hamiota, MB; beloved husband of Mavis (nee Murdoch); passed away suddenly at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Sunday, April 25, 2010 in his 93rd year. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at the Hamiota Cemetery, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following at Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church at approximately 2:30 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Johns memory to the CNIB, 354 10th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G1 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 18th St Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence to the Smyth family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
POULSON: Mr. Kenneth James Poulson, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the age of 84 years. A Celebration of Kens Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (today) at 3:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robin Walker of St. Matthews Cathedral officiating. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McCANNELL: In loving memory of Ross Ferguson McCannell of Pilot Mound, Manitoba, beloved husband of the late Eunice McCannell. Ross died peacefully on April 24, 2010 at the Rock Lake Personal Care Home in Pilot Mound, Manitoba at the age of 87. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday April 29, 2010 at the Pilot Mound United Church in Pilot Mound, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Irene Onuch officiating.Intermennt will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, Pilot Mound, Manitoba If friends so desire, donations may be made Pilot Mound Foundation to a charity of own choice.Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.comGraham's Funeral Service Ltd.(204) 825-2848 www.wheatlnd.com
McDONALD: Eldon Armstrong McDonald beloved husband of Hilda, of Carberry, Manitoba entered into rest on April 23, 2010 at the Carberry Personal Care Home at the age of 91 years. A family service took place at the Rosewood Cemetery Brandon, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Carberry Health Centre. Whites Funeral Home of Carberry in care of arrangements.
HURST: Geraldine "Gerry". The death of Geraldine Hurst occurred at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg on April 11, 2010 at the age of 75 years. Gerry was born April 27, 1934 in Brandon and lived in Brandon until recently moving to Winnipeg. She attended school at St. Michael's Academy. While in Brandon she worked for Sutherland Agencies before moving to Montreal for a few years while Keith was completing his degree in dentistry. Once she had children she became a full time homemaker and raised her children. Her children always came first. She volunteered with the Brandon General Hospital and was an active volunteer in the community with agencies such as Heart and Stroke Foundation and MS Society. She loved her summers at the cottage in Clear Lake as well as her winter vacations with Keith and friends in Mexico. She believed in living life now. She was one of the greatest cooks. Everyone raved about her cooking, and some of her recipes were used by restaurants and she enjoyed having dinner parties. She had a great group of friends and she loved golfing, curling and playing bridge and cards around the table in Clear Lake. She especially enjoyed trips to the market gardens for fresh vegetables. Family meant everything to Gerry, she would do anything for her kids and she was very close to her sisters. They would get together daily and after Keith passed away her kids, sisters and friends were kept close to her heart. She was a spiritual person and was always a part of St. George's Church in Brandon. In the past few years, despite many setbacks in her health, she always kept a smile and was able to bounce back so she could go for walks through the Brandon Hills and along the riverbank trails. She walked every day. She was a one of a kind, selfless and caring individual. She was deeply loved by all and will be missed and never forgotten. She will live in our hearts forever. Gerry is survived by son Cam and daughter Barb, Gerry's sister Carol Barton of Medicine Hat, Nieces and nephews and their children. She is predeceased by her parents Harry and Agnes Hodgson, sisters Joyce Tait and Joanne Lacey, husband Keith Hurst and her daughter Patricia. We wish to acknowledge and thank Laverne Kasiurak, Colleen Seymour and Nancy Lacey for all their thoughtfulness and help they gave to mom over the years. The Funeral Service will be held at St George's Anglican Church, 1011 5th Street, on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. A private interment will take place prior to the Funeral Service at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in Gerry's memory may be made to St George's Anglican Church, 1011 - 5th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1C7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HEPNER: The death of Mildred Elaine Hepner, of Brandon, beloved wife of Tom, dear mother of Vaughn Bender, Perry Bender and Lisa Boux, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 25, 2010. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 625 McDiarmid Drive on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 11:00 am. Rev. Dan Pope will officiate. A graveside service will follow at the Antler Cemetery, Antler, Saskatchewan at 2:30 p.m. C.S.T. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CRAIG: Margaret Annie (Feb 15, 1923 April 25, 2010); beloved wife of the late Lewis Craig; formerly of Miniota, Manitoba; passed away at the Westman Nursing Home in Virden, Manitoba on Sunday April 25, 2010. She is survived by her daughters Anne (Robert) Gwyer of Brandon, Barbara (Geoff) Baxter of Miniota; grandchildren Catherine Gwyer (Jason McKenzie), Bill (Karen) Gwyer, Tara Baxter (Albert Cosens), Peter Baxter (Melanie DeCorby); great grandchildren Zachary and Zane Gwyer. Also surviving Annie is her sister Frances Towler and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Miniota United Church, Miniota, Manitoba. Interment will follow in the Arrow River Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Annies memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 18th St Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence to the family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
ANDERSON: Dr. Clifford W. The rolling plains around the Saskatchewan town of Lucky Lake, birthplace of Clifford Wilfred Anderson in 1932, supported many farms in the 1930s and `40s. In those years, Sunray School, in Canaan municipality, often boasted more than a dozen kids, including all of dad's cousins. When Cliff started going to school it was on horseback, although he wasn't even tall enough yet to mount or dismount his horse alone. Nellie, ever protective of her charge, would carry dad back to the homestead when her young rider had dropped the reins and fallen fast asleep in the saddle. Years later, Pal did the same. As the only child of pioneers Herb Anderson and Margaret Sutton, Cliff spent his youth working on his parents' farm: mowing hay with teams of horses, milking cows, feeding chickens, painting barns, stooking sheaves of wheat, and butchering animals in the fall. Despite his deep and lifelong attachment to the prairies, my father early on anticipated moving away from farming to further his education. He took teacher training at Moose Jaw Normal School in 1950, and for two winters afterwards he taught in one-room prairie schoolhouses similar to the one he attended as a boy. Cliff craved knowledge, and saved his earnings to attend the University of Saskatchewan where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education. He spent his summers working as a drivers'-permit tester, or on the farm of his Uncle Burt Hudson, who contrived to pay his determined nephew enough wages to completely cover the following year's tuition! In 1953, Cliff left the prairies to attend McGill University. Human behaviour was his fascination, and he was also strongly influenced by D.O. Hebb's work in neuropsychology. He completed his doctorate in science, becoming an industrial-organizational psychologist with a profound interest in human motivation. In 1957, at the same time as he was applying his mind to his studies, Cliff's heart and soul were deeply moved by Julie Devlin, a Scottish beauty queen, with whom he fell passionately in love, and then married. She was to complete his world, be his precious companion and muse, for the next 53 years. He considered every day with Julie by his side as a gift from the universe! Cliff was teaching in the psychology department at Waterloo Lutheran University (now Sir Wilfred Laurier) when the last of their three children was born. Dawn (1965) was greeted by sister Laurie (1960) and brother Bruce (1961). Two years later, he accepted an offer from Brandon University, where he taught for the next 37 years. He experienced these as eventful years filled with interesting developments, like new programs and courses, distance-education for northern communities, and the introduction of computers! With friend and research partner George McMaster, he plunged into computer-aided analysis of emotional tone in literature, wide-ranging in scope from Beatrix Potter's Tale of Peter Rabbit to the Brothers Grimm to Shakespeare's sonnets. Over the past thirty years, his work has appeared in such journals as Empirical Studies of the Arts, Literary and Linguistic Computing, and Computers and the Humanities. In 1994, the Manitoba Psychological Society honored him with its Clifford J. Robson Award for distinguished contributions to the field of psychology in the Province of Manitoba. Along with his passion for teaching, my father loved the diversity, energy and community of the psychology department. Over dinner in the evenings, dad would talk about the exciting parts of his day, and mention names like Dennis, George, Barry, Bernice, Ken, Florence, Doug, Lily, Jim and others as if they were part of his family. And, in truth, they were. Despite officially retiring in December 2002, on most weekdays he could be found at the university, researching, preparing another paper for publication, or meeting with colleagues.Cliff also loved music, and regularly attended the WSO and as many recitals as possible at the university's school of music. He would sway along with blues by BB King, Muddy Waters or John Lee Hooker. Jazz moved him deeply, and prompted him to take a course from jazz legend Les (Sham) Payne, to arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation of artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk. In the weeks before he entered hospital, Dad was still improving on his own blues harmonica! As Grandpa Cliff, he took time to visit his grandsons David (1993) and Christophe (1996) when they lived in Kangiqsujuaq (Quebec) and later Sherbrooke; he showed them the glorious golden canola fields and sunflowers of southern Manitoba when they visited him and Grandma Julie. Though his riding days were past, he saw to it that they experienced a trail ride on horseback in Wasagaming. With their three kids spread almost coast to coast, Cliff and Julie were nearly on a first-name basis with WestJet pilots, flying to Calgary, Vancouver or Montreal for get-togethers. They took joy from seeing their children's accomplishments: Laurie in Law, Bruce in Education, Dawn in Medicine. When not crossing Canada, they crossed the ocean to spend sabbatical years at the University of Nairobi, University of Glasgow, Swansea University, and the University of Manchester. After retirement, Mom and Dad also enjoyed cruising the Caribbean! But Dad's favourite place to be was at the cabin, on Lake Wahtopanah, with his Julie. It was here that so many sweet days with my mom would pass by as they read the weekly papers, made picnic lunches, paddled the canoe, filled the bird-feeders, and listened to CBC radio. For several years, my parents' annual springtime event was the capture (alive!) and relocation of squirrels that had somehow found yet another way into the attic! On the morning of December 19th, after a brief but high-spirited battle with cancer, he bid farewell to my mother. Though to his grandchildren he will always remain "cowboy tough", my father was unable to win this third round. In the Palliative Care Unit of Brandon General Hospital, too weary to guide his horse further, he let drop the reins for the last time; a strong, wise and gentle husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend quietly passed away that afternoon. Cliff Anderson was 77 years old.
"But if all the while I think on thee, dear friend,All losses are restor'd, and sorrows end."His family wishes to invite colleagues and friends to join with them in a celebration of Cliffs life, at a service in the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. All are invited to the reception afterwards in the Louis Riel dining room of Brandon University.
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ZURKOWSKI: Pauline Zurkowski (nee Pshebnisky), March 16, 1920 - February 28, 2010. Our mother passed peacefully on February 28, 2010 at the age of 89 years at the Kinsmen Seniors Retirement Home in Tsawwassen, B.C. She was one of 11 children born to Ahafia and Mike Pshebnisky in Fork River, Manitoba. She married her neighbour Anthony (Tony) in 1937 and they farmed in the Tamarisk district, south of Grandview from 1938 until moving to Brandon in 1968. Pauline was known for her friendliness and helpfulness to her friends and neighbours. The abundance and tastiness of Pollys cooking was very much appreciated by the men of the threshing and woodcutting crews on the farm. She was energetic and enterprising: raised poultry, sold cream, milk and eggs to supplement the family income. She worked alongside her husband in all aspects of farming and managed it while Tony worked out of town on various construction sites. In Brandon, she used up her excess energy working part-time at the Co-op Bakery. Polly was an outgoing person and loved going to parties and dancing. She took great pride in her home, garden and landscaping throughout her whole life. Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Tony, in 1985. Left to love and cherish her memory are her son Leonard and his wife Marilyn, daughter Nadya Kamienski, sisters Olga, Jean and Ida as well as many nieces and nephews residing all over Canada and the US. Father Michael Skrumeda (Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church) will officiate at a gravesite prayer service at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery (1901 - 18th Street South) on Monday May 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
THORDARSON:Margaret Rose (Goodwin) December 28, 1926 April 22, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and grandmother Margaret Rose (Goodwin) Thordarson who passed away peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon on April 22, 2010 with her three sons present. Margaret was born in Horsham, Sussex, England to William and Rose (Francis) Goodwin and spent the early part of her life living in the small adjacent village of Broadbridge Heath attending Broadbridge Heath School and later working in Horsham through to 1946. Margaret was predeceased by her father in 1971 and mother in 1950. Margaret met her husband to be David Alexander Thordarson while he was serving with the Canadian Army, Royal South Saskatchewan Regiment 2nd Division in England during WWII. Margaret and David were married in the Parish Church of Horsham on April 03, 1946 and they settled in Brandon, Manitoba. Margaret and David raised and are still survived by three sons; Bill (Sherron) with grandchildren Caitlin, Andrew and Zachary of Delta, BC, Allan (Kim) with grandchildren Danielle, Brynne and Erik of Winnipeg, MB and son Glenn also of Delta, BC, a sister Maureen (Geoff) Forsdyke of Henfield, Sussex, England with nephew Graham (Lynn) Forsdyke and children Mathew and Hayley and niece Caroline (David) Boxall with children Adam and Lucy. Margaret was predeceased by her husband David on January 5th, 2005 in Brandon. The family would like to convey very special thanks to all the wonderful staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home who have been nothing short of remarkable in their care and friendship they have shown our mum over the years of her residency there. You truly have all been a great comfort to our family knowing that our mum was well cared for and looked after especially in these later years of her life with diminishing health. There will be a private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in mum's name would be greatly appreciated and accepted to The Salvation Army in care of Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9.
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