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NORRIE: Archibald (Archie) Cecil Norrie died Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, at the Reston Health Centre at the age of 82, following a long illness with congestive heart failure. Archie was the beloved husband of Jean and loving father to Joanne, Janice and Denise. Born on a farm near Decker, Manitoba, on October 30th, 1927, Archie was the seventh child in a family of ten born to John and Helen Norrie. In 1942, the family moved to a farm near Isabella, Manitoba, where Archie, at age fourteen, took over the management with the help of his younger brothers, Cyril and Gordon. Their father’s suffering from the after-effects of World War I was the reason for his prolonged absences from the farm, as he would often need to stay in the Deere Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg because of his ill health.In 1947, Archie worked as a farmhand around Midnapore, AB. In 1950, he returned to Manitoba and worked on the Alexander farm near Decker and on a farm near Isabella for Jack Finkbeiner and his son, Johnny.On November 14th, 1953, Archie married Jean Harrison of Isabella and together they raised three daughters. His love of farming lead to the purchase of the farm homesteaded by Jean’s maternal grandparents, Charles and Jane Craig, where he lived with Jean until 2005 when they moved to Virden, MB. Archie was predeceased by his parents John and Helen, brothers George (killed in World War II), Bill (Lois), Gordon, Charlie (Phyllis and Eunice) and sisters Thelma (Don) Carnegie, Eleanor (Mel) Begg, Cora (Ted) Shier and nephew Don Norrie. He was also predeceased by Jean’s parents Harry and Mary, brothers Jim, Doug, Charlie (Verna and Isobel), sister Margaret (Allan) Dickie, Jean’s niece Lynne Harrison Dunitz and great-niece Cathy-Jo Harrison. Archie is survived by his wife Jean of fifty-six years and their daughters Joanne (Ron) Huberdeau of Isabella, Janice Norrie of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Denise (Bernard) Simard of St. Lazare, Manitoba. Also left to mourn are his grandchildren and their families: Leigh (Margaret), Bree- Anne, Jodan, Aanick Huberdeau of Rainbow Lake, AB; Joel Huberdeau (Barb Kowalzik) of Airdrie, Alberta; Daniel (Sylvia), Jonah, Jaicee, Jax Huberdeau of Winnipeg; Jamie (Tana) and Acadia Huberdeau of Isabella; Andrea Klassen of Nelson, B.C.; Brian and Jared Simard of Brandon, Manitoba and Jenna Simard of St. Lazare. He is also survived by brothers Frank (Ruth) Norrie of Surrey, B.C., Cyril (Doreen) Norrie of Isabella and sisters-in-law Gloria Norrie of High River, Alberta, and Jeannine Harrison of Hamiota, Manitoba, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The celebration of Archie’s life was held in the Isabella Community Church with Reverend Heather Robbins officiating on Saturday, August 7th. His six grandsons were pallbearers and the organist was friend Linda Clark. His grandchildren Daniel and Andrea gave the eulogy which captured Archie’s unique sense of humour. The choir consisted of friends from surrounding communities. The internment was in the Isabella cemetery followed by a reception in the Isabella Hall served by the ladies of the community. Braendle- Bruce Funeral Services of Russell, Manitoba, was in care of arrangements.
ROBINSON: On September 9, 2010 at the Lion's Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Stella (Sczesny) Robinson passed away at the age of 95 years.  Stella was born in Portage la Prairie on July 9, 1915 and received her education at North Ward, Central and Victoria Schools, The Convent, and Portage Collegiate.  In 1932 Stella, along with her brother John and sister Annie, moved to a farm in the Rossendale area. Here she met Alvin Robinson and they were married on November 31, 1936 in Winnipeg, Man.  Stella and Alvin farmed in the Ferriss District at Rossendale until 1959 at which time they took up residency in Portage.  After moving to Portage, Stella worked for the Campbell Soup Company for fifteen years retiring in 1976. Alvin passed away in 1998. Stella's interests were her home and garden, her church, the Catholic Women's League, the Women's Institute and quilting with her friends - Georgina, Roberta and Hazel.  One of the happiest events in her life was planning her 90th birthday party in 2005. In 2007 Stella moved into Victoria Landing in Brandon and two months ago returned to her beloved Portage la Prairie and the Lion's Prairie Manor. Stella is survived by her four daughters - Joan (Hugh) MacKay of Brandon, Manitoba, Donna (Colin) Stout of Chilliwack B.C., Marilyn (Neil) Downey of Red Deer, Alberta, and Linda Peterat of Vernon, B.C.  Seven grandchildren - Shannon Stewart; Allan MacKay; Cameron and Graeme Stout; Andrew, Charla, and Nathan Downey.  Four great-grandchildren - Randelle Stewart; Logan, Mia and Norah Downey. The family wishes to thank Stella's caregivers in her final years at the following locations - Victoria Landing in Brandon, Brandon Assiniboine Centre and Lion's Prairie Manor in Portage.  A huge thank you to all her church members and friends for their loving concern and care. Prayers will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, Portage la Prairie, MB on Tuesday, September, 14 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Portage la Prairie, MB on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm led by Father Eric Giddins. Private family Interment is to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Stella’s memory to Portage la Prairie Heritage Inc. (CP Station), 251 – 3rd Street NE, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1L1. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-402. A message can be left in the on-line guest book at
ROWAND: Henry Oliver Rowand of Virden, Manitoba and formerly of Kola, Manitoba, beloved husband of Irene Rowand and father of Larry, Faye and Donna passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Thursday; September 9, 2010 in his 89th year. Funeral service will be held from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Virden Monday; September 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will be in Woodville Cemetery, Kola, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund or Woodville Cemetery or to the charity of your choice in memory of Henry. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
SEFTON: Barbara Sefton of Brandon, beloved mother of Mark, Nancy, Karen and Eric, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the age of 78 years. A Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held at the Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barb may be made to a charity of choice or to the Gordon and Barbara Sefton Memorial Scholarship Fund, 167 Daly Crescent, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6V9. Complete obituary information to follow.Messages of condolence may be placed at
SMITH: Maria Philippina (née van Oordt), beloved mother of Dawna (Dick) Green and Gord Smith (Theresa), passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, September 09, 2010. Maria was born at Vlaardingen, the Netherlands and she came to Canada as a War Bride, marrying James (Jim) Smith of Belmont, MB. They lived for a short time in Salmon Arm, B.C., then Belmont, Manitoba and soon made their home in Douglas, Manitoba for many years. Maria later moved to Brandon and was employed at the Brandon Mental Health Centre for several years. Maria enjoyed riding her bicycle and looked forward to the dances at the Royal Canadian Legion where she was a devoted member. She took great pride in her appearance and was always dressed in the latest European fashions. Her quick wit and feisty spirit will be missed by all. She was predeceased by her husband Jim and by her two brothers and one sister in the Netherlands and South Africa. Maria will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Dawna (Dick) Green, son Gord Smith (Theresa), granddaughter Lisa (Dean) Hammond, grandson Dustin Smith (Michelle), great-grandchildren Ben, Matthew, Gavin and Chloe. Maria will also be greatly missed by Don Gardiner and by her extended family in the Netherlands. In keeping with Maria’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held. Donations in memory of Maria may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Smith and the staff at the Assiniboine Centre for their compassionate care.
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SOLKOSKI: Don Kenneth Solkoski, beloved husband of Thelma and dear father of Paul (Jayme) Solkoski, Cathy (Brent) Solkoski and Mary (Kevin) Robinson, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the age of 59 years. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Messages of condolence may be placed at
STRACHAN: Calvin James Strachan of Hamiota passed away August 17, 2010 at the Hamiota District Health Centre after a brief illness. Calvin was born Feb. 17, 1959, to Harold and Florence Strachan of Decker, Manitoba. He attended school in Decker, Crandall, Hamiota and after graduation, ACC in Brandon. In 1978, he began working for the CNR as a trackman and later as a machine operator. After 19 years, he left CNR to be closer to home. He began raising cattle and farming, while working for Gregory Sand and Gravel and Cattlex. In 2007 he left farming and began working for the Dept. of Transportation and Infrastructure in Birtle and Shoal Lake. On November 30, 1985, he married Evie Cowling of Crandall. Together, they raised two daughters; Whitney born 1992, and Morgan born 1995. Calvin’s greatest joy was watching his girls participate in their many activities and sports. In his younger years, Calvin enjoyed hockey and water skiing, and later golf. Many weekends were spent at the family cabin with family and friends. His competitive spirit was always evident whether on the hockey ice or the golf course. However, his reward was time spent with great friends and great teammates. Calvin is survived by his wife, Evie, and daughters Whitney and Morgan. He is also survived by his parents, Harold and Florence Strachan; brother Murray(Caroline) Strachan; sisters Linda (Bob) Wickens, Judy(Greg) Rahn; brothers in law Bruce(Sandra) Cowling, Art Cowling, Bob Cowling; sisters in law Maureen Cowling, Betty Cowling (Jim Odo); and many nieces and nephews. For those wishing to make a donation in Calvin’s memory may do so to the Hamiota Golf Club, Hamiota Aquatic Centre, or the Hamiota District Sports Complex.
Thank You
We wish to thank the following: Hamiota Health Centre for their care and support throughout this difficult journey; the group of friends and volunteers who prepared the rink for the funeral service; Barbara Rediker for taking time from her vacation to help a friend; Dwayne Campbell and staff for their part in a great service; all those who sent food, flowers and baking to our homes. We are so fortunate to live in such a caring and supportive community. Thank YouEvie, Whitney, Morgan and the Cowling and Strachan families.
LEE: Evelyn Gertrude Lee, beloved wife of the late Lyle Lee passed away Sept. 7th, 2010 at the age of 95 at Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2010 at Waskada United Church in Waskada, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m If friends so desire, donations may be made to Waskada United Church Memorial Fund or Waskada Cemetery Fund. Interment Waskada Cemetery.
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Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba.
KAYLA Rae McLean beloved daughter of Randy and Dorothy McLean entered into rest on September 5, 2010 at the age of 20 years. Viewing will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba with Father James deBeer officiating. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868
READ: Bernice Loreen (nee Daniel). Known by many as Bea, was born July 18, 1926 in Virden, Manitoba to Mary McLeod (Daniel) and Nelson Daniel. She passed away peacefully on September 7, 2010 at Northumberland Hills Hospital after a short re-occurring battle with cancer. She was the youngest of 5 children; her sister Myrtle Daniel (Hayhurst) and brothers Wesley Daniel, Norman Daniel, and Doug Daniel. She was raised by her oldest sister Myrtle as a part of her family, due to the untimely death of her mother. Bea was loved like a daughter and was raised as such. Within this family there was Jean Madison, Howard Hayhurst (Margaret), Gordon Hayhurst (Betty), Neil Hayhurst (deceased), and Freda May (deceased). She will be forever loved and remembered by her husband Major Angus Vaughan Read, her children Marilyn - deceased (Rob), Loreen (Jim), and Brian (Kym), and her grandchildren Nicole, Tim, Graham, Kate and Cassidy. Anyone who knew Bernice personally, knew of her caring nature and drive to help those in need. Not only supporting her family, especially her grandchildren in sports and school, Bea was always putting her own needs second, as she touched the lives of many people through her career in nursing and her generous volunteerism. Bea had two nursing lives, one with the Military and the other as a civic nurse. The military took her places such as Winnipeg (Marilyn born 1952), Regina (Loreen born 1955), Edmonton, Shilo, and Fort Churchill. It also took her around the world to places such as Germany, (Brian born 1957). As a civic nurse she was involved with the Saint John’s Ambulance and was awarded the Officer of the Order Saint John – 1985, Presented by the Governor General. With the Victorian Order of Nurses she was inducted as an Honorary Life Member – 2009. With the Canadian Cancer Society she was awarded the Service Award for 20 years of service in 2010. She was a Past President of the Lioness Club - 1978, and a Past President of the Inner Wheel – 1991 to 1992. She was continually involved at St Peter’s Church as the 1st Chair of the Health and Healing Committee, Friends at 10, and many other roles within the local Church. Bea was a wonderful storyteller and loved to reminisce about growing up in Manitoba, her earlier times in Cobourg, and her nursing career (Graduated Virden Collegiate Institute (1945), Graduated Brandon General Hospital (1948) – RN, Graduated University of Alberta (1965) – Diploma in Public Health). Her passing is a sad time for friends and family but also a time to celebrate her full and well-lived life. The family would like to thank everyone who has supported them through this trying time. Visitations will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, on Friday, September 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Peter’s Church, King Street East, Cobourg on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Bernice Read Nursing Scholarship, Canadian Cancer Society, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, or Saint John’s Ambulance will be gratefully accepted. Condolences received at
WEIR: Walter Everett Weir, 66 years, passed away on September 3, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Walter was born October 8, 1943 at Russell, Manitoba, the son of William and Hazel Weir. He was raised at Russell and received his education there. Numerous jobs throughout his life included: farming, working at a drycleaners, mining, mechanics, tire shop and lastly long distance trucking. He enjoyed being on the road as a semi driver but loved to come home and spend time with his grandchildren. Walter belonged to the Kinsmen organization in Russell. Walter is survived by: his wife Linda; daughter Tracy Mears; son David (Maxine) Weir; daughter Crystal (David) Dyck and seven grandchildren. He also leaves; brother, Wes (Gladys) Weir, and sisters; Dorothy (Jim) Quigley and Ethel Zurvell and families.Also surviving is extended family: Daeglen J. Angus, Linda Grace Adolph, son Robert L. Angus, daughter Catherine L. Angus as well as several nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law Mikel Zurvell, niece Verina Zurvell as well as other half-brothers and half-sisters. In keeping with Walter's wishes cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WOOLEY: Francis John Wooley (“Frank”). Frank Wooley beloved husband of Evelyn passed away on August 26, 2010 peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 88. Frank was born and raised near Treherne Manitoba. He served in the Canadian Navy during World War II. In 1945 Frank married Evelyn Wood of Minto. They lived in Winnipeg where Frank worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway for 41 years. In 1982 they retired to Minto. This is where he planted his garden, his pride and joy. He walked many a mile carrying water to the garden. He took pride in having the first new potatoes in the area, most years. Frank enjoyed curling, golfing and play cards, cribbage and rummy being his favorites. He was a life member of the Minto Legion. He will be sadly missed by his children, Doug, Stonewall, Manitoba, Gordon (Gwen), Minto, Manitoba, and Janice, Souris, Manitoba. His grandchildren, Chris (Sarah) Hodges, Regina SK, Jenny (Jason) Thomas, Winnipeg Manitoba, Adrienne (Emory) Ashcroft, MacGregor, Manitoba, Valerie (Michael) Cuvelier, Margaret, Manitoba, Blair Wooley, Minto, Manitoba, and his seven great-grandchildren. Brother, Garnet (Lil) Wooley, Morden, Manitoba, sister-in-law, Muriel (Harold) Robertson, Brandon, Manitoba, and brother-in-law, Earl (Wenda) Wood, Minto, Manitoba, plus many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at the Minto Cemetery on August 30, 2010. In memory of Frank donations maybe made to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice.
OLDCORN: Marjorie Jean passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010 at her residence in Fairview Home. A celebration of Marjorie’s life will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Forrest United Church, Forrest, Manitoba, with Rev. Barb Jardine presiding. Flowers are gratefully declined. Complete obituary information to follow.
PETRANICK: William John (Bill), age 56 years, beloved husband of Dawn Sherritt, father of Scott and Jason, died in the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, September 5, 2010. Funeral service will be held at the Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Complete obituary to follow. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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REIDLE: Calvin Leonard Reidle was born on October 30, 1947 in Neepawa and left us August 28, 2010. He was the youngest son of Samuel and Mabel Reidle of Wellwood, Manitoba. Calvin was predeceased by his parents Samuel in 1972, Mabel in 1991 and brother Raymond in 1931. He is the youngest of the family of three. He went to Wellwood school for a few years, then attended Touchwood Park in Neepawa. Then he attended Cor Enterprises until retirement. While going to Touchwood Calvin won a gold medal for speed skating and he also became quite an expert at trimming leather edges from belts. In Brandon he was on a bowling team where he won trophies. Calvin moved to Fairview Lodge due to health reasons til his passing. Calvin leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Jackie, brother Lloyd (Shirley) of Neepawa, sister Margie (Merrill Pederson) of Chilliwack, sister-in-law Melinda “Wanda” (Brent), brother-in-law Lance (Marie), sister-in-law Laurie Wagner of Brandon nephews and nieces Terry (Marlene) Reidle and family of Swift Current, Gary (Barb) Reidle and family of Neepawa and Ray Reidle of Brandon, Wendy Anderson and family of Parksville, B.C., Randy (Pattie) Pederson and family of Maple Ridge, B.C., his Uncle Gerry and Aunt Phyllis Schofield and family of Qualicum, B.C., Teena and Cory Trotz and family, Justin and Bradley Wagner, Brady McDonald (Charlene Ironman) and family, all of Brandon and many cousins and relatives. A graveside service was held September 2, 2010 at the Wellwood Cemetery with Rev. Gladys Anderson officiating. A celebration of his life was held at the Trinity United Church in Brandon with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. If friends so desire you can make a donation to a charity of your choice. White’s Funeral Home of Neepawa was in charge of the arrangements.
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