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GASH: Gary William Gash, loved brother of Janet Lettley, Audrey McPherson and Dwight Gash, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 14, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Minnedosa United Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will follow at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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EDGAR: The death of Margaret S. Edgar, widow of the late John Edgar and dear mother to Michael and Susan occurred suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. The Ceremony to Celebrate Margaret's Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Dr. Dong Ha Kim willofficiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Margaret to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DE KEZEL: Emile Maurice De Kezel of Baldur, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Glenboro Health Centre in Glenboro, Manitoba at the age of 80 years.Left to mourn Emile’s passing are his beloved wife Nita (nee Deslyper) of Baldur, MB, Daughter Kathy (Dennis) De Smet of Baldur, MB, nephew Rick (Donna) Mallach of Edmonton, AB, grandchildren Holly De Smet (Ryan Borton), Kaylee De Smet (Bryce Mowatt) and Karla, Noble and Lorelle Mallach. Also left to mourn Emile’s passing are brothers Frank (Janet), Leo (Myrna), Gerry, Norbert (Brenda), and Ronnie, sisters Gerarda (Andy) Andries, Madeline (Alfred) Rowley, Lorette Lussier, Angela (Leon) Martens and Elaine (Armand) Leverault, and sister-in-law Patsy De Kezel, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Emile was predeceased by his parents Jules & Cornelia (nee Grift) De Kezel, sisters Gertrude Roels and Marie Cousins, and brother Tony De Kezel. Prayers will be said on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in St. James Catholic Church, Baldur, MB. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. James Catholic Church, Baldur, MB at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Father Phillip Malayil celebrant. Interment will follow in the Baldur Cemetery. Memoriams may be made in Emile’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association Westman Region, 727 10th St Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G7 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
CARLISLE: Olive Carlisle passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Souris Personal Care Home. Olive would have celebrated her 100th birthday in March. She was born in Paw Paw Illinois, on March 20, to the late James I. and Ada Moffatt. Olive married Earl Charles in 1936 and had 3 sons, Ivan, John and Mickey. Olive was a very hard worker in the farm. She raised chickens, milked cows, had a big garden and baked many endless hours. She was famous for her buns and pails of cookies. Olive and Earl showed their Hackney horses, Sailor and Monoplane, at many fairs. Olive was a Life Time Member of the Carroll UCW and church. She loved music and played the organ. Olive was predeceased by son Ivan in 1981, husband Earl in 1987, daughter-in-law Rose Carlisle and sisters Sara Andrew, Alva Graham and brothers Hope, Rob and Jimmy Moffatt. Olive is survived by son John and wife Debbie, son Mickey and wife Teenie, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are hae sister Ada Gray of Boissevain, brother Lloyd Moffatt of Welland Ontario, sisters in law Gladys Moffatt and Cora Moffatt and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at Carroll Cemetery on Saturday, February 11th with Rev. Wendy Rankin officiating. Active pallbearers were grandchildren, Kendall Carlisle, Corey Carlisle, Darrel Carlisle, Darcy Carlisle, Brady Carlisle and Cora Lee Rice. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements were by Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, Manitoba.
ARNDT: Lorraine Louise (Edel) Arndt passed away suddenly at Virden in the early morning of January 26, 2012. Lorraine was born on May 23, 1941, the first of five children of Harold & Leah (Bauer) Edel. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church (Shevlin, MB.) on June 22, 1941. For the first few years of her life she resided on a farm with her parents in the Cromarty District west of Roblin and then moved to the Riverbend District southeast of Roblin. Lorraine received her elementary education at the Roblin Consolidated School and graduated from Goose Lake Collegiate in 1959. In January of 1961, Lorraine enrolled in the St. Boniface School of Nursing from where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1964. On December 29, 1962 she married her high school sweetheart, Ed Arndt, son of Adolf and Phyllis Arndt of the Shevlin/Bield District. Ed & Lorraine’s first home was the Mountain Gap Teacherage near Grandview where Ed was teaching at the time. While here, their first son, Vincent was born. In 1963 Lorraine and Ed moved to Brunkild, Manitoba where Ed was the school principal. During their stay in this community Lorraine completed her nurse’s training and began her working career at the Carman Hospital. In 1965 Lorraine and Ed made another move, this time to the northern isolated First Nation Community of Split Lake where Lorraine continued her nursing career as a Public Health Nurse serving the communities of Split Lake, York Landing and Shamattawa. In 1966 Lorraine continued with her duties as Public Health Nurse at the First Nations Communities of Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, Fairford and Dauphin River (Anama Bay). While at Lake St. Martin, Lorraine gave birth to her second son, Kevin in 1967, “A personal Centennial Project”!In August of 1968, Lorraine and Ed moved to Virden where Ed changed careers from teaching to becoming involved in the insurance industry. Lorraine began employment at the Virden District Hospital as a general duty nurse in 1968 until she retired at the end of 2002. In 1969, Lorraine experienced the loss of her son, Vincent, in a tragic drowning accident. While in Virden, Lorraine took some time off from her nursing duties for the birth of Kimberley in 1971 and Jason in 1974. Lorraine’s life was one of dedicated service to others in both her chosen profession of nursing and in her many volunteer activities in the communities in which she lived including, for example, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church-Roblin where she was one of the first of two young people to be confirmed in this newly formed congregation, Unity Lutheran Church- Virden, (founding member, organist, Sunday School Superintendent and president of the congregation), Association for Community Living (Virden Branch) (Co-chair of the Board of Directors), Virden & Area Palliative Care, Virden & District Hospital Auxiliary, Virden & Area Memory Tree Association (founding member and current secretary), Executive Member-Arthur-Virden Constituency NDP Association, member of the Scarth Community Club, served as a leader of Brownie/Girl Guides and was actively involved in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Virden. Lorraine is survived by her husband, Ed, her children Kevin (Debbie), Kimberley (Dan & stepson Brendan), Jason (Rebecca), brother David (Debbie), sister Brenda (Wayne Yakimishyn), sister-in-law Marlene Edel, step sister Diane (Bill) Heather, sisters-in- law, Gladys Allen, Esther (Mel) Magnusson, Doris (Lawrence) Koban, brothers-in-law, Norman (Florence) Arndt & Roger (Rose) Arndt, a large extended family and a host of friends in the communities in which she lived. Lorraine was pre-deceased by her son Vincent, her parents Harold & Leah (Lily) Edel, her step mother Cheryl Edel, her parents-in-law, Adolf & Phyllis Arndt, and brothers, Harvey & Larry, sister-in-law Frieda Fenske and brothers- in-law, John Allen and Gilbert Fenske. A Visitation and Prayer Service was held at the Carscadden Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Don Bernhardt on Monday evening, January 30, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Lorraine’s funeral service, also conducted by Don Bernhardt, was held on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the new Virden & Area Recreation Complex (the first funeral to be held from this venue). The organist was Jacquie Mooney, a neigbour of Ed & Lorraine Arndt. A ecumenical choir consisting of members of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, St.Paul’s United Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Village Choir & Friends lead the singing of hymns chosen by Lorraine and her family. Ushers were Jean Sanderson, June Reimer, Keith Wadham and Al Elliott. The readers of scripture and a poem were Lorraine’s sister, Brenda Yakimishyn, and Sharon (Clarke) Matte, Lorraine’s St. Boniface School of Nursing roommate. A touching eulogy sprinkled with humour was delivered by Lorraine’s sisters-in-law Rose Arndt and Doris (Arndt) Koban. Lorraine’s former nursing colleagues formed an Honour Guard as Lorraine’s coffin was taken to the hearse. Pallbearers were Lorraine’s sons, Kevin Arndt & Jason Arndt, nephews, Lavern Fenske, Calvin Laninga, Chris Edel & Cameron Edel. Lunch following the funeral service was catered by Thelma Quinn of Virden. The Interment Service for Lorraine followed at 4:00 p.m. at the Roblin & District Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Don Bernhardt with participation by the Reverend Robert Hasselstrom of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Roblin. A lunch at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church served by St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Ladies brought the proceedings to a close. Memorial Gifts to honour the life of Lorraine Arndt may be given to St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall Building Fund or Virden Palliative Care. (In Roblin-St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church or the Roblin & Area District Cemetery Fund).“I will pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”...Stephen GrelletG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements….assisted by Nairn –Chyz Funeral Home (Roblin).
RUSSELL: Ronald James, 69 years, beloved wife of Jan Russell, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday February 16, 2012. Funeral service will be held later in the Spring, notifications will be printed at that time. In Memory of Ron, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
METCALFE: Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, Dorothy (Dodie) Ina Metcalfe (née Seafoot) passed away on February 15, 2012. Dodie was born in Bunclody, Manitoba on June 24, 1928 to Gertie and Fred Seafoot. She grew up on the family farm south of Brandon with her four brothers and older sister. She attended Normal School in Winnipeg, where she received her teaching certification. In 1949, she married the love of her life, David Richard (Dick) Metcalfe, and they remained married for 54 years. While living in Brandon, Dodie and Dick made many dear friends who remain in contact to this day. In 1966, they and their daughter, Jeanne, and son, Chris, moved from Brandon to Winnipeg, where they settled in Fort Richmond. Dodie was a kindergarten teacher for many years at St. Avila and Dalhousie Elementary Schools. Following their retirement, Dodie and Dick kept active by travelling the world, working on their splendid lawn and gardens and participating in the life of the Fort Garry United Church. Following her beloved Dick’s death in 2005, Dodie remained active with the church, was a regular attendee at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Winnipeg Symphony and the Canadian Club, volunteered at Dalnavert Museum and was a gracious host for her many friends. Last summer she continued to work on her garden; a source of great pride and solace. This fall as her health failed, she watched from the sunroom as the birds and “li’l red” the squirrel feasted from the bird feeder. Dodie is survived by her son and daughter, her daughter-in-law Tracy, her grandchildren, Kirsten, Quang and Quyen and her three grandchildren, Emily, Kate and Ryan, as well as her younger brother, Garth Seafoot. The family sincerely appreciates the respectful and professional care that she received from the staff at the Riverview palliative care unit. Following Dodie’s wishes, cremation has already taken place and interment will take place at a later date in a private family ceremony. The funeral service will be held at Fort Garry United Church (800 Point Road, Winnipeg) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. Together, we will celebrate Dodie’s life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, mentor and friend. There will be a reception at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Fort Garry Building Fund.
GASH: Gary William Gash, loved brother of Janet Lettley, Audrey McPherson and Dwight Gash, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 14, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Minnedosa United Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will follow at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BEATON: Malcolm MacLean (Mac) 1929-2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mac on Feb. 14, 2012 in Victoria, B.C.. Mac will be terribly missed by his children Ross, Heather, and Scott; grandchildren Karissa, Aaron, and Matt; and his great- grandchildren Peyton and Brett. Mac was predeceased by his wife Jean Beaton (nee Ross). Mac was born in Brandon, Man. in 1929 and was a skilled player of the bagpipes. He played on a child's chanter with remarkable skill at 4yrs. of age, and played a miniature size set of pipes at 5 yrs. of age. He entered his first open piping competition in the Boy's Class, at the Brandon Highland Games in 1935 at the age of 6 yrs., and was awarded a Silver Cup. He played Marches, Strathspeys, Reels, and Jigs with exraordinary skill and was believed to be the youngest piper on the American continent at that time. Mac was also an accomplished hockey player and played two years (1947- 1948) with the Wheat Kings Juniors, who in the latter year went to the Memorial Cup finals, alas losing to Montreal. Mac went on to play for the Sydney Millionaires, the P.E. Islanders, and for Streathham (English league). Mac also played for the Sarnia Sailors, New Haven, Brandon Elks, Dauphin Kings, and played the 1954-55 season with the Intermediate Wheat Kings. Mac worked for Old Dutch Foods in Brandon before "retiring" after 35 yrs. He went on to work for Tim Hortons before finally retiring at the age of 82 when he moved to Victoria to be with his daughter Heather. Mac will be missed by all who knew him for his keen mind and his wonderful sense of humor. A memorial service will be held on Mon. Feb. 20, 2012 - 11 a.m. at Sands Funeral Chapel- Colwood, 317 Goldsteam Ave., Victoria, B.C.. No flowers please - if friends so desire, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders. Messages of condolence may be sent to: The Beatons, 7908-36 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1V7.
TAPP: Stella Jane Tapp, beloved wife of the late Alvin Lloyd Tapp of Virden, Manitoba, loving mother of Trevor and Janice, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Friday; February 10, 2012 at the age of 80 years. A reception for family and friends to gather and remember Stella’s life will be held at St. Paul’s United Church Banquet Hall, Virden, Saturday; February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden and Area Palliative Care or to Virden Cemetery Improvement Association in memory of Stella. To view a complete Obituary, e-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences, visit www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
PEAREN: Evelyn Elizabeth Pearen of Deloraine, age 90, beloved wife of the late Arnold Pearen died on February 12, 2012 at the Deloraine Health Centre Deloraine, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 Deloraine United Church, Deloraine, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Deloraine Palliative Care Fund or The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Interment Del Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba.
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Smith's Funeral Home, Deloraine in care of arrangements.
MacDONALD: Mac MacDonald, beloved husband of Sally and father of Lynn (Jeff) Watson, Don (Jane), Janice (Thomas) Heapy, Jason (Susan); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 80 years of age. Services will take place on Friday, February 17, 2012 in Hamiota, MB. Interment for friends and family will take place at the Hamiota Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Mac’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church at 2:00 PM followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mac’s memory to the Hamiota Palliative Care Program, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
KING: Carol Ann King passed away early Thursday morning February 2, 2012 after a long battle with diabetes in Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. She leaves behind her husband Hugh; two sons Mike and Ian (Jesslyn) and daughter Allison. She also leaves behind her sister Lorna Lang; brother Don (Joan)Gates, sister-in-law Colleen Gates; nieces and nephews Paul, Scott, Aaron, David, Russel, Eric, Brenda, Sandy and Melissa in addition to a very close-knit family as well as thousands of people she touched throughout the course of her forty two year career as an RPN. Carol was predeceased by her parents Alex and Doris Gates; brothers Jim (Peg) and Rick Gates also her nephew Danny Lang. She was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on October 26, 1945 and graduated from Carberry High School, proceeding directly to the Brandon Mental Health Centre where she became a registered psychiatric nurse. Upon completion of her degree, she travelled to Alberta and worked in the Foothills Hospital. Accepting what we can only assume was a lucrative deal; she agreed to move to Thompson, where she met her husband Hugh. They were married in Brandon on May 9, 1970, where she was then working at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. Carol had a love for baseball and she started playing for a women's fastball team with her sister Lorna when she was in her mid twenties. She played throughout her life playing for a number of teams. Her brothers and sisters started a family team in 1982 and were part of the mixed softball league of Brandon from where she retired her baseball career in 1996. She was an avid golfer as well and this is where you would find her during the day. Throughout her life Carol was the glue that held our family together, trusted and respected by all. She was a problem solver and was always looked to for guidance. Upon her retirement she was awarded a plaque from her co-workers that said "Carol, the one with the most common sense answer." Whether it was singing a Christmas carol or filing an income tax return, Carol was the one who was needed. A true matriarch, who is irreplaceable and will be missed by all. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at a come and go memorial reception held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, February 17, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire donations in memory of Carol may be made to the ALS Society or Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CHABOT: Brodie Taylor Chabot. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Brodie on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 23 years of age, at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, MB. Brodie will be missed and lovingly remembered by his parents, Bob and Karen; his brother, sister-in-law and niece, Jon, Christie and little Mirae; his sister Ashton and his grandparents Derek and Bea Betts. Brodie has many close relatives that will miss him dearly including Jocy Gillis and family, Bernie and Bonnie Chabot and family, Brigitte and Richard Beaudry and family, Nicole and Vince Gillis and family, Gilles and Lisa Chabot and family, Shauna Betts and Andrew Giffin and family, Deann and John MacInnis and family, Lori Betts and Ruedi Hauserman. Brodie had a special love and friendship with several of his cousins, especially Corey and Brandon. He also had a huge network of close friends far too many to mention. He is predeceased by his grandparents Maurice and Eveline Chabot and his uncle Lloyd Gillis of Elie, MB. Brodie had a love for the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish and camp. Brodie's heart was as big as his stature and he had a special ability to keep close contact with friends. He had an uncanny ability to show up when he seemed to be needed most! His sense of humour was unmatched and he always lit up a room when he entered. Brodie began his career as a carpenter and completed three apprentice levels before he decided to join his uncles and cousin in the family farm implement business at Chabot Implements. He quickly became an expert in the GPS technology side of the business. He will be sadly missed by his co-workers and customers alike. A memorial service celebrating Brodie's life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Yellowhead Centre, 175 Mountain Avenue in Neepawa, MB with Pastor Daniel Williams officiating. Service will conclude at the hall with an interment to follow at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Brodie may do so toward the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, CE501-840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1S1 or by calling 866-953-5437 ( Arrangements by: Arnason Funeral Home, Ashern – Lundar, 1-204-768-2072, 866-323-3593.
BAYLISS: Mrs. Jean Bayliss of Porcupine Plain, SK. and formerly of Gainsborough, SK., passed away at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the age of 81. Jean is survived by her family: Cecil of Carnduff, Glen (Janie) of Carnduff, Verne (Sherry) of Carnduff, Linda (Bob) Haight of Porcupine Plain, SK. Craig (Marlynne) of Herbert, SK., Marvin (Bev) of Gainsborough, Jay (Betty) of Antler; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great- grandchildren; brother Jim Middlemiss of Mirror, AB., also numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm from the Knox United Church, Gainsborough, SK., with Mrs. Bev Ireland officiating. Interment will take place at the Winlaw Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be given to the Gainsborough Health Auxiliary Memorial Fund Box 420 Gainsborough, SK. S0C 0Z0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Carnduff, SK. (306) 482-3309.
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