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SMITH: Douglas A. Smith, beloved husband of Shirley Smith of Brandon, Manitoba and formerly of Oak Lake, Manitoba passed away at Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba Thursday; November 12, 2009 in his 88th year. Funeral service will be held from Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake, Manitoba Wednesday; November 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will be in Johnston Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Oak Lake and Area Foundation in memory of Doug.e-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapels.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
PEPPER: Thomas Bruce Pepper passed away in Brandon, Manitoba on October 31, 2009. Bruce was born on July 17, 1929 in Avonton, Ontario. He was the youngest of five children. He spent his early years growing up and working on the family farm in St. Paul's, a small town near Stratford, Ontario. As a youngster, he spent the winters skating on the Avon River which flowed through his backyard. He loved birds and wildlife and enjoyed going into Stratford to walk along the river to see the swans. In the summer time, all the neighbours would come over to the Pepper farm and play baseball. In the winter, all the kids would get together to play bag-tag in the barn. Dad amusingly reminisced often of his younger years. He spoke fondly of his days touring on his Harley Davidson, eventually trading up for his two-door Chevy Coupe which ended up on its roof in the ditch. As a young adult, he travelled through Canada and the United States to see some sights off the family farm. He was in Brandon when he met his future wife Vera. Vera and Bruce were married in 1958. They settled in the home on the hill in 1963, where they raised five children. Together they enjoyed spending time at their summer place entertaining, relaxing and gardening. It was there that he tried to perfect his game of horseshoes. Bruce was employed with Manco Dairies for 43 years, retiring in 1993. Over the years, he shared many stories of the dairys original crew. He said he enjoyed his job but that he loved retirement. Dad loved being outdoors. He was happiest when out ice fishing in the winter and during the summer months he loved trolling around the lake. It wasnt the catch that was important but the good times enjoyed with friends and family. In more recent years, he could be found tinkering in his garage, canning the harvest of his garden and reading. His library consists of a few thousand novels. He enjoyed word-find and jigsaw puzzles. He loved listening to his crackling, old-time country records and his collection of CDs. He was a regular bingo player and an avid fan of Major League Baseball. He remained true to his Toronto Blue Jays with the joke being, while pitching for the Jays, he broke his finger that ended his baseball career. Dad was known for his one of a kind humour partially because he thought he was the only one that was funny. His favourite sayings were; "A fool and his money are soon parted", "You have more money than brains" and "To make you ask questions". Dad was famous for his never ending make-work projects. If Dad loved you, you knew it. If he didn't, you knew that too. Dad would help anyone with anything. He would give the shirt off his back to someone in need but he also knew that he couldn't help people who wouldn't help themselves. He spent most of his time with his furry sidekick, Barney" Old Fella" under foot and in the way. Barney changed dad's old school thinking that sick pets are taken out behind the barn. "Gramps" and "Old Fella" shared a lot of ice cream and roast beef. Dad was predeceased by his father Charles in 1933, his mother Emma in 1975, and his brothers McGowan (1993), and Lloyd (2007), John (2009). He lost his wife Vera on January 1, 2000 after 42 years of marriage and his youngest son, Murray passed away in 2003. Dad is survived by his children Rhonda, (grand-dog Barney), Barbara (Robert), Ronald, Raymond (Sandra), his sister Ruth Davidson, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bruce's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Urn bearers were Rhonda Pepper and Barb Regner. Interment followed in the Brandon cemetery where both Bruce and Vera's Remains were placed in the Columbarium.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapelArrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Enjoy the view from the condo!
NAHERNEY: Nicholas (NICK). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather Nicholas "Nick" on November 14, 2009 at his residence in Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 93 years. Nick was born on December 14, 1915 in Rhein, Saskatchewan, the son of Mary and Wasyl Naherney. He was one of 12 children. Nick was predeceased by his beloved wife Anne in 2003, his parents and four brothers and five sisters. Nick is survived by his son, Glen of Brandon, daughter, Shirley Hill of Lethbridge, Alberta, granddaughter Debra (James) Burkart of Brandon, grandson Kevin (Rachelle) of Gillam, Manitoba, great-grandchildren Jordan and Melissa Burkart, Dylin, Jacob, and Trey Naherney, sisters Mabel and Winnie. Nick married Anne in October 1938. They farmed at Minitonas and Bowsman, Manitoba and then moved to Brandon in 1949. They were the owners of a corner grocery store in North end Brandon until 1962. Nick also worked at McGavin's Bakery for many years and for CFB Shilo. Nick loved music and was an accomplished violin player. In his youth he played many country dances and continued to play when he moved to Brandon. He instilled the love of music in his family. Music was always in the home. After retiring he loved to garden and grew great tomatoes, green peppers, apples and raspberries as well as numerous other vegetables in their large garden. He often shared his prize vegetables with family and friends. He built his own greenhouse and spent many hours working on his tomato seedlings. Nick was involved in his church and enjoyed discussing religion with anyone that would talk about it. He loved reading and had a great sense of humour even until the last few months of his life. He will be missed by his family, friends and the staff at Dinsdale. The service to celebrate Nicks life will be held at the Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 4 Willowdale Crescent, on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Josh Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nick may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
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KIRKWOOD: Irma Kirkwood, beloved wife of Ed, age 89 passed away on November 14, 2009 at the Boissevain Health Center, Boissevain, Manitoba. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Boissevain Morton Foundation, Box 1075, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.comKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
WALKER: Juanita WalkerBlue Sky Woman (Ozhaauozhqwaa-giizhig-kwe).July 8, 1961 - November 12, 2009. Peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre, on November 12, 2009, Juanita Walker of Brandon, MB, passed on to the Spirit World at the age of 48 years. She leaves to mourn her siblings: Roberta McKinney (Edward), Rolanda Star and Jason Star; two sons: Billy Jo (Laura) and Raymond; stepchildren: Laurie Nelson, Cindy (Charles), Derek (Denise) and Cheryl. She also leaves to mourn her grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Juanita was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Walker, her mother Florestine Scott and her father Mason Star. She was born in Williston, North Dakota but raised in Swan Lake, and later moved to Brandon where she resided until her passing. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was a friendly, very smart person who loved helping others and went out of her way to do so when she could. She loved reading, crosswords, bingo and playing pool. A Traditional Wake will be held at the Swan Lake First Nation Hall on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 4 p.m.. Funeral Services will be held at the Swan Lake First Nation Hall on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm with interment to follow at the Indian Springs Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 248-2201, 1-888-400-2326 www.afh.ca
SMITH: The death of Douglas Allan Smith of Brandon, formerly of Oak Lake, beloved husband of Shirley, occurred at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the age of 87 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Oak Lake United Church. Further details to follow. G. R. Carscadden Funeral Home, Virden in care of arrangements. 748-1876.
RODY: Leanne Rody, beloved daughter of Jack Rody of Shilo, MB and dear sister of Lisa Rody and Shani Kitsch, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, November 13, 2009 at the age of 46 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. Donations in memory of Leanne may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PEPPER: Thomas Bruce Pepper passed away in Brandon, Manitoba on October 31, 2009. Bruce was born on July 17, 1929 in Avonton, Ontario. He was the youngest of five children. He spent his early years growing up and working on the family farm in St. Paul's, a small town near Stratford, Ontario. As a youngster, he spent the winters skating on the Avon River which flowed through his backyard. He loved birds and wildlife and enjoyed going into Stratford to walk along the river to see the swans. In the summer time, all the neighbours would come over to the Pepper farm and play baseball. In the winter, all the kids would get together to play bag-tag in the barn. Dad amusingly reminisced often of his younger years. He spoke fondly of his days touring on his Harley Davidson, eventually trading up for his two-door Chevy Coupe which ended up on its roof in the ditch. As a young adult, he travelled through Canada and the United States to see some sights off the family farm. He was in Brandon when he met his future wife Vera. Vera and Bruce were married in 1958. They settled in the home on the hill in 1963, where they raised five children. Together they enjoyed spending time at their summer place entertaining, relaxing and gardening. It was there that he tried to perfect his game of horseshoes. Bruce was employed with Manco Dairies for 43 years, retiring in 1993. Over the years, he shared many stories of the dairy's original crew. He said he enjoyed his job but that he loved retirement. Dad loved being outdoors. He was happiest when out ice fishing in the winter and during the summer months he loved trolling around the lake. It wasn't the catch that was important but the good times enjoyed with friends and family. In more recent years, he could be found "tinkering" in his garage, canning the harvest of his garden and reading. His library consists of a few thousand novels. He enjoyed word-find and jigsaw puzzles. He loved listening to his crackling, old-time country records and his collection of CD's. He was a regular bingo player and an avid fan of Major League Baseball. He remained true to his Toronto Blue Jays with the joke being, while pitching for the Jays, he broke his finger that ended his baseball career. Dad was known for his one of a kind humour partially because he thought he was the only one that was funny. His favourite sayings were; "A fool and his money are soon parted", "You have more money than brains" and "To make you ask questions". Dad was famous for his never ending make-work projects. If Dad loved you, you knew it. If he didn't, you knew that too. Dad would help anyone with anything. He would give the shirt off his back to someone in need but he also knew that he couldn't help people who wouldn't help themselves. He spent most of his time with his furry sidekick, Barney" Old Fella" under foot and in the way. Barney changed dad's old school thinking that sick pets are taken out behind the barn. "Gramps" and "Old Fella" shared a lot of ice cream and roast beef. Dad was predeceased by his father Charles in 1933, his mother Emma in 1975, and his brothers McGowan (1993), and Lloyd (2007), John (2009). He lost his wife Vera on January 1, 2000 after 42 years of marriage and his youngest son, Murray passed away in 2003. Dad is survived by his children Rhonda, (grand- dog Barney), Barbara (Robert), Ronald, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bruce's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Urn bearers were Rhonda Pepper and Barb Regner. Interment followed in the Brandon cemetery where both Bruce and Vera's Remains were placed in the Columbarium. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
"Enjoy the view from the condo!"
NEUFELD: 21 year old, Ashley Neufeld, loving daughter, sister, and best friend of Phil, Bev and Jeff Neufeld accidentally passed away, Tuesday, November 3, 2009, along with two friends and teammates, just northwest of Dickinson, N.D. Ashley was born on March 4, 1988 at the Brandon General Hospital. She grew up in Brandon attending Linden Lanes School and graduated from Vincent Massey High School in 2006. Ashley was a member of the Massey softball team from 2002 2006. She was also a member of the 2004 - 2005 Massey hockey team. Ashley was attending Dickinson State University and was a senior on the softball team. She was in a Bachelor of Science program, majoring in Psychology. Ashleys ambition upon graduation was to work with and aid challenged and less fortunate adults and children. Her previous employment has been in this field through Ventures (2007), Family Visions (2008) and Brandon Support Services (2009). While a member of the Lady Hawks softball team, she made All-Conference in 2006 and 2007. The team also attended the NAIA national championships all three years with finishes in 2006 6th, 2007 5th and 2008 3rd. Throughout her years Ashley has always been found on local ball diamonds. She has contributed to numerous teams, competing in Provincial, Western Canadian and National championships, also Western Canada and Canada Games. During winter months she was at local arenas, putting on goal equipment. Ashley played female hockey within Brandon Youth Hockey Association from 1997 2006 receiving the Barb LeBlanc Award in 2006. She was also a member of the 2004 - 2005 Vincent Massey High School boys hockey team. Ashley has always been the most unselfish, sincere, caring person, putting everyone ahead of herself, with a heart of gold. Ashley will be remembered for her comforting smothering hugs and her permanent, contagious smile, which brightened up any room and any heart. She leaves to mourn parents Phil and Bev, loving brother Jeff Neufeld. Grandparents George and Katie Neufeld, George and Jean Morrison. Aunts and Uncles, Lynn and Dennis Kyle, John and Laurie Neufeld, Rick Neufeld, Frieda Neufeld, Ron Tomach, Doug Morrison, Susan Hardy, Herb and Wanda Neufeld, Ingrid and Shawn Morton, Lisa Eros, Blaine Belbac and families. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashley Neufeld Memorial Softball Fund. Contributions can be made at any branch of the Westoba Credit Union or Softball Manitoba, 200 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4M2. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Ashley will always be ourangel in the outfield!
McCONNELL: Morley Edmund McConnell passed away peacefully with his loving wife Marie at his side, on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Riverdale Health Centre after a long and courageous battle with heart and lung disease. Morley was born April 4, 1941 in Hamiota. He married Marie Stratford on October 20, 1961 and they resided briefly in Brandon, and then moved to Rivers. Most of Morley's working life was in insurance and real estate, first with O.L. Harwood; then with Stratford-Frame, Stratford- McConnell and finally with Way-Mor Agencies until ill health required him to take an early retirement. Morley was a strong community supporter and was always willing to step up and fill any position requested of him. He belonged to many organizations and emceed many community events during his life. He had a wonderful sense of humour and leaves many memories of laughter. A large part of Morley's life was his love of music, second only to his love for family and friends. Morley is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Marie; two daughters Debbie (Jerry) Johnston and Barb (Ian) Watson; grandchildren Ashley and Brayden Johnston, Taryn and Camryn Watson; brothers Verne (Jean) McConnell, Elgin/ "Red" (Ruth) McConnell, Kent (Maureen) McConnell; sisters Mavis Bray, Eula Woods, Mick (Lloyd) Little; sisters-in-law Maureen McConnell, Shirley (Nick) Kamula; brother-in-law Larry (Elaine) Stratford and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Minnie McConnell; his wife's parents Jim and Ev Stratford, brother Jim McConnell, brothers-in-law Ron Bray and Nelson Woods and sister-in-law Gwen Goodman. The service to celebrate Morley's life was held at Rivers United Church, Thursday, November 5, 2009 with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment followed at Rivers Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandson Brayden Johnston, niece (our flower girl) Sandra Cowling, nephews: Kim McConnell, Chris McConnell, Terry McConnell and Brent Little. Organist was nephew Blaine Little, and Soloist was Stanley Runions accompanied by his wife Sheila. Thank you to Vern Schneider and Memories Chapel for helping us, his family, to make the day a wonderful celebration of Morley's life and to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for the lovely lunch. Words fail to express our deep appreciation to the homecare workers and to the nurses, doctors and staff at Riverdale Health Centre for the loving care and shared humour that Morley received which helped him and his family through a very difficult time. A sincere thank you to all our family and friends for all their love and support. If friends desire, donations in memory of Morley may be made to Rivers Recreation Facilities Review Committee, Box 677, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0, or a charity of choice. "Forever in our Hearts"Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MANBY: Molly Manby, beloved wife of the late Del (Jim), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 5th, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Molly was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, auspiciously, on Labour Day, September 1st, 1921, one of ten children of Michael and Dora Michelanko. Molly grew up in The Great Depression. She told tales of this time in the north end of Winnipeg: going down to the rail yards to poach fruit and vegetables from the loading docks, saving up the odd five cents to get in to see the newsreels and movies on a Saturday afternoon - or sneaking in instead. Her father died in an accident when she was ten years old and she left school at grade nine to work and help support her family which was subsequently in the care of her mother. In her teenage years, Molly started working during the summers at Devils Gap Camp in the Lake of the Woods area of north-western Ontario, a place where she would spend time for parts of most of her remaining seventy or so years. During the Second World War, Molly moved to the Toronto area to work in the factories, working in Downsview for de Havilland Canada on aircraft such as the Mosquito Bomber. This experience started a life-long familiarity and facility with tools of all kinds and fostered her ability to create, build and fix almost anything. She would send part of her wages from this time back home to help out her Mom. Molly met Del Manby before he went overseas for five years and she worked in the war factories. On July 30, 1946 they returned to Winnipeg and were married. They honeymooned at Bennetts Camp at Laclu, again in the Lake of the Woods area. In spite of being terrified of water, Molly let Del talk her into an extended canoe trip as part of this time. Molly and Del started their family in Winnipeg with the birth of Dawn in 1951, followed eighteen months later by Ed in 1952, and eleven years after that by George in 1963. During the early fifties, Del worked as a Stationary Engineer at Central Heat and Bristol Aerospace while Molly worked cooking, sewing, cleaning and raising the family. Frequent trips were made in the old Model A to Uncle Henrys farm in Brookdale and later to visit Henry and his wife Mary when they moved to Neepawa. The mid-fifties saw a return to the Lake of the Woods as visits to Grandma Olsens camp at Culloden Lake began and were the genesis of what would become a second home for the family for the next fifty years. Land was purchased from the Olsen family in 1965 and two years of camping out in the big blue tent, with many adventures including a hailstorm that ripped holes through the canvas, were followed by building a cabin in 1967. The cabin at Culloden Lake was the start of many years worth of labour and love by Molly, usually enlisting others in the family as her sometimes-capable assistants. Over the years Molly built a rock garden, rock patios, rock walls, rock planters, a rock staircase and a cement pond. To achieve all of this, large hunks of the Canadian Shield were relocated from their previous resting places miles away. Molly also contributed to the construction of a garage, boathouse, numerous sheds and a set of cement stairs; she performed all sorts of maintenance tasks and planted an uncountable number of trees. She spent whole summers scouring shorelines for driftwood and tramping through the bush picking blueberries while yodelling with her old friend Louise Lund, all usually in the company of the family dogs - first Rusty and then Robie. Almost every summer evening was spent out on the lake fishing. In 1967, the family moved west from Winnipeg to Brandon. Del continued to work as a Stationary Engineer while Molly worked in the home and began to accumulate an extensive repertoire of abilities and accomplishments. She taught herself how to paint in oils and, when the only easel available in Brandon at the time was wobbly, she built her own. She took up stained glasswork, wood carving, and sewed toques and mittens and various costumes for various occasions, often working without a pattern. Having always wanted to play a musical instrument, she started trumpet lessons at the Brandon University Conservatory when she was in her fifties. Molly joined the YMCA shortly after coming to Brandon. She took up running and in the ParticipACTION era of the seventies ran many many miles in the gym, making her fitter than most anyone -including seventy-year-old Swedes. When her knees started acting up, she overcame her lifelong fear of water and learned to swim. In 1981, at the age of sixty, she obtained her Bronze Cross from the Royal Life Saving Society. For almost ten years afterwards she volunteered to teach seniors, many of them younger than her, to swim at the Y and Sportsplex pools. She was eventually awarded a lifetime membership at the YMCA for her efforts. After belatedly admitting that she might in fact be a senior herself, Molly became active at the Prairie Oasis Senior Centre, joining her lifelong friend Greta (Bumps) Stewart in clogging classes. This eventually led to a trip to Calgary to perform at the Stampede. She and Bumps waited tables at the monthly dinners and on holidays they dressed up in elaborate costumes that she made to entertain the seniors. Many hours were also spent packing seeds to raise money for the Centre. During these years, Molly and Bumps began a barnstorming tour of local casinos, often dodging moose on the way back from Belcourt in the middle of the night. As she grew older Molly continued to help others, not only in institutional settings like the Y and Prairie Oasis, but also on a more personal level. She spent time with friends from the Y, Frank and Millie Pritchard, working in their yard, getting them groceries or just visiting over tea, especially after Frank died. Molly did the same thing for years for her friend Dorothy Mitchell when she became unable to get out on her own. Still giving scant concession to her own advancing years, when fate dropped a piano in her living room, Molly started lessons at the age of 83. She continued to work, build, carve, paint, create and do. She had an inexhaustible energy and an insatiable interest in things - whether it was taking a closer look so she could build her own whatever, or scooping a baby beaver out of the lake with a fishing net just to get a better look.Late this summer, a strange case of synchronicity saw Molly fall off a ladder at the lake, just like her old fishing buddy Fred Grimwood did a few years ago when in his late eighties. She broke her arm - not initially anything to worry about as she had so often been stitched, mended and healed from so many injuries sustained in doing so much over the years, and had survived colon cancer for thirteen years after being given a 50/50 chance. But after a three-hospital odyssey Mollys condition worsened. She succumbed to acute lymphoma in the early afternoon of November 5th. Even in her last months spent in the General and Assiniboine Centres, Molly endeared herself to the people around her. This was a defining characteristic of her long life. She made people smile, laugh or just feel better - even through brief interactions, even just for a moment. Molly channelled a fearsome energy and she always tried, in her own way, to care for others and to show her love. Few who encountered Molly over the years went away unaffected, most often they walked away shaking their heads - usually some combination of bemused, befuddled and bewitched. She will be missed. Molly was predeceased by her son, Ed, in 1969 and her husband, Del, in 1987. She is survived by her daughter, Dawn, of Winnipeg and son, George, of Brandon; by her sisters, Mary, of Winnipeg and Vickie, of North Vancouver. Cremation has taken place; at Mollys request there will be no service. Dawn and George gratefully decline flowers. Donations in memory of Molly may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200- 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Dawn and George would like to thank Dr. Scott Blythe for his years of looking after and looking out for their Mom and for his attention, concern, and caring at the end of her life. Many thanks as well to the nursing staff on the second floors of the General and Assiniboine Centres.
KOBIALKO: John Kobialko of Oak Lake, Manitoba beloved father of Chris and Joanne passed away at Oak Lake, Manitoba doing what he loved to do, on Monday; November 9, 2009 in his 80th year. Funeral service will be held from Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake, Manitoba Monday; November 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Oak Lake United Church Memorial Fund in memory of John.
e-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapels.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of the arrangements.
LOEWEN: The death of Helen Loewen of Brandon, formerly of Douglas, occurred at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Helen was born March 26, 1935, at Foxwarren, Manitoba, to David and Anna Loewen. The family moved to the Brookdale area in 1940 where the family farmed. Helen was the seventh child of nine, with three brothers and five sisters. Helen took most of her schooling in Derry School near the Town of Douglas. Her first job was in the kitchen at the Brandon General Hospital and she later worked as a cashier in Eatons' grocery department. Helen decided to continue her education at Assiniboine Community College and went on to complete a seven month Clerk-Typist course. She chose a career as an Optometric Technician and worked for Dressler Optometrics until she retired in 1998. Just prior to retirement, Helen began her eleven year battle with cancer. Her solid faith in God sustained her through these trying years. The foundation of her faith was laid by her parents who raised her in a Christian home. As she grew up she faithfully attended Sunday School and accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour at the age of 13. As part of her Christian journey she was later baptized and became a member of the Justice Mennonite Brethren Church. Helen was involved in the church and was always truly grateful for her church family. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Anna and David Loewen; brothers David Loewen and John Loewen; sister Lydia Heinrichs and brother- in-law John Kroeker. Helen leaves to mourn her passing her siblings: Anne Kroeker, Henry (Katie), Martha (John) Penner, Mary (John) Penner, Aggie (Eldon) Stobbe; brother-in-law Jake (Hilda) Heinrichs and sisters-in-law Mardy Loewen and Helen Loewen. She will be dearly missed and always loved by her many nieces and nephews. The interment was held at Sparling Cemetery and followed by the funeral ceremony at Justice Mennonite Brethren Church, Justice, Manitoba, on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gerry Harms officiated. Pallbearers were Hank Loewen, Larry Heinrichs, Kelly Heinrichs, Les Loewen, Doug Penner and Cliff Stobbe. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Helen to an orphanage in Uganda, c/o Heather Penner, 1310-4th St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3J9.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
When all is done, say not my day is o'erAnd that through night I seek a dimmer shore;Say rather that my morn has just begun.I greet the dawn and not a setting sun,When all is done.
CAMPBELL: Colin Campbell of Brandon passed away in his 82nd year on Thursday, October 29th 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The accident occurred in Brandon on October 9th 2009. Left behind to cherish Colins memory are his wife Audrey, and his children Margaret Anne (Peter Rempel), Reg (Angel), Ken (Teresa), Bill and Jackie (Jack Reynolds). Also left to mourn are grandchildren Vicky (Ulysse), Cody (Leanne), Jordan, Tyler, Tory, Mackenzie, Melinda, Layne and Maverick and great-grand children André, Angéle, Danielle, and Zander. Colin is survived by his sister Anne, his brothersFrank and Gordon and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Colin was predeceased by his parents Violet and Reginald, his sisters Mame, Hazel and Vivian, brothers Crawford and Rodney and numerous in-laws. Colin was born January 30th 1928 on the family farm in the Blaris District near Isabella Manitoba. He was the eighth of nine children born to Violet(nee Grey) and Reginald Campbell. As a child Colin loved life on the farm, both working with the animals and in the fields. He maintained this love throughout his life, spending his last 20 years living in the country tending his raspberries, machinery and yard. Colin developed his passion for the game of hockey as a six year old water boy travelling with his father, the coach of the Isabella hockey team. Colin continued this interest throughout his life as a player, coach, referee and hockey-dad. He shared his passion for hockey with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to watch them play, and develop their skills. Colin was an ardent supporter of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Colin had a love of and talent for all sports. An avid baseball player as a young man he played for the Arrow River Baseball team. He also loved to curl and golf. Colin left home at an early age to work on neighbouring farms. He then spent time in northern Manitoba moving freight across frozen rivers and lakes. He helped move the town of Sheridan across the lake to become what is now known as Lynn Lake. We loved to hear his stories of this very interesting time in his life. Colin was a talented mechanic and employed in a number of venues including Kane Equipment, Elton Municipality and Bradley Sand & Gravel. Colin owned his own construction company for many years building both the Kenton and Pilot Mound dams and numerous roads within Manitoba. Our family has many happy memories of spending summers accompanying dad to many Manitoba towns. Following his retirement Colin continued to help both family and neighbours. Nothing ever stumped Colin, a family friend wrote: From the first time I met him, he amazed me with his ability to make, fix or do anything mechanical. Colin was an active member of the United Commercial Travelers, and enjoyed volunteering with the Travelers Day Parade. He was also an active member of the West End Community Centre and a charter member of Trinity United Church. Colin met the love of his life Audrey (nee Sanderson) and they were marriedin Binscarth Manitoba October 8th, 1955. Colin and Audrey enjoyed building their first and last homes together, raising their five children, welcoming spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren into the family with much love and joy. Whether travelling, singing together, many years of dancing, or watching their yard and fruit trees grow and flourish Colin and Audrey enjoyed their years together. They had celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary the day before the accident. Colins family was central to his life. His devotion to family & friends was a trait to be admired. He loved to share his interests and skills with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and we are all better for it.The service to celebrate Colins life was held Tuesday November 3rd at Trinity United Church with Reverend Wayne Sanderson presiding. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends, who wish, may make a donation in memory of Colin, to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B-727 10th Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or Trinity United Church Memorial Fund 1515 6th Street Brandon, R7A 6B3. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre.
Colin will forever be remembered for: The smile on his face, the wrench in his hand and the mints in his pockets. We think of you as a classic car. You have a shiny exterior, very reliable, well loved. You will be missed
ANDRIES: Alice Mary 1915-2009. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, in her 93rd year. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Joan (husband Robert), grandson Shawn (wife Darlene). She was predeceased by brothers George, Valere, Hubert, Albert and Joseph; sisters, Clemence, Martha, and Katheline. She was born in Winchester Municipality, Deloraine and stayed on the family farm until the passing of her father. In 1962 she moved to Boissevain and was an accountant for the Co-op for 21 years. She was an active member of the community volunteering her time to the church and other organizations. She retired at age 65. In 2002 she moved to Brandon to be closer to family. Mom loved to cook, play cards, and Scrabble and attend her garden in the summer. She hosted many memorable family dinners over the years at her home. She had a great independence, cooking, washing and running a household right up to the end. A service was held to celebrate Moms life at the Catholic Church in Deloraine on October 31, 2009. She was laid to rest in Deloraine Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart Fund.
Thanks for the happy times we shared and the beautiful memories. Mom and grandmother, we will miss you.
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