Classifieds / Obituaries
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.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
VANE: Annie Lucinda Ruth Vane died April 17, 2010, as her flowers are awakening to a new season of growth. She was the first daughter of eight children of Nelson and Sarah Clark (Waddington), born August 9, 1905, near Treesbank, MB. With her family she travelled by covered wagon beyond the end of the railroad to homestead near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. They returned to Treesbank where she helped her father in his horticultural business. From the age of 12 she was a beekeeper for which she was honoured by the Manitoba Beekeepers Association in 2004. In 1920, as a participant in the Manitoba Boys and Girls Club, a demonstration on canning garden produce won her and her team a trip to the Manitoba Agricultural College and a cruise on the S.S Kenora. She married Rupert Vane in 1926 and they farmed the Köhler place until 1945 when they bought Many Furrows near Stockton. Over the years they developed a fine orchard, tennis court and gardens and won the Good Roads Association trophy in 1976 for the most beautiful farmyard. Rupert and Ruth celebrated 51 years together. Their hospitality extended to all who dropped by; their table had many leaves and stretched to accommodate everyone. Always inquisitive, Ruth was constantly learning new methods of gardening, and testing new varieties of fruits, vegetables and recipes. Everyday offered new opportunities. As finances allowed she eagerly gave up the wash tub for a gas powered wringer-washerto an automatic; from wood-stove to electric to microwave, from horse- back and wagon to Model T ford ,to grain truck, to Dodge Dart Swinger. Having transported much water uphill on the handlebars of a bicycle it became a great gift when water flowed at the turn of a tap. Ruth supported her children in all their activities: music, 4H, a multitude of crafty endeavours, higher education, and travel. She was active in the Stockton United Church choir and Ladies Aid, was a curling fan and enjoyed knitting. Ruth was predeceased by Rupert; sons-in-law: Campbell Young, Frank Pennycook, and Ken Queen; and daughter-in-law Susan Vane. Thankful for their Moms lively spirit and a life fully lived are Verna Pennycook, Faye Young, Oriole (Art) Veldhuis, Pearl Queen, Ruby (Jim) Hunter, Roland Vane, and Beverley Kaye Vane (Bill Shepherd), as well as 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren are tributes to her life well lived. Internment of her ashes in Millford Cemetery, beside her beloved Rupert and infant daughter Orlo Marie, will take place May 5th. The family extends its praise and appreciation to Dr. White, Dr. Swanepoel and the staff of the Glenboro Personal Care Home for their excellent care of our dear mother. In lieu of flowers please honour Ruth's memory by making a donation to the Glenboro Personal Care Home or to a charity of your choice.
SINCLAIR: Violet Sinclair, beloved mother of Louise (Dennis) Hume, passed away at her residence at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the age of 97 years. Violet Elsie North was born on October 6, 1912 to George and Margaret North on a farm near Franklin, Manitoba. She attended school in Franklin. Her early working days were spent in the employ of various neighbours in the Neepawa/Franklin area. Violet met and married Joseph Sinclair on January 27, 1938. Together they raised two children. Louise was born in Brandon on September 19, 1941 and at a very young age moved with her family to a farm near Francis, Saskatchewan. Russell was born in Regina on April 8, 1945. While still an infant, the family moved back to Manitoba, renting farm buildings near Ingelow. Two more moves in quick succession had Violet constantly packing and unpacking. First a farm near Brookdale and lastly a farm nine miles north of Douglas. Violet worked hard as a partner in farm life, planting a large garden and raising chickens to supplement the income. Milking up to fourteen cows twice daily meant selling cream to buy groceries. The Cream Truck came at least once a week to pick up the full cans. In 1962, the farm was sold and Joe and Violet moved into a home on Fourth Street in Brandon. Violet became the babysitter when Louise went back to work. For a period of time, the two of them cleaned at Binkley Motors and Violet ran the Coffee Shop. She later worked at the International Nursing Home. She was a regular attendee at Trinity United Church being honoured with a Life Membership pin from the U.C.W. She held the post of Envelope Secretary until the position was done away with, babysat for the members of Unit 3 of the U.C.W., and helped to fold Trinitopics once a month. When the Brandon Presbytery Resource Centre opened, she volunteered in the office once a week. She was also a volunteer for the Interfaith Counselling Centre. In 1978, Violet was diagnosed with colon cancer and in March had surgery which saw her cancer free for the remainder of her life. In 1982, Joe and Violet sold their home and became the second couple to move into Hobbs Manor, where she lived until she was no longer able to care for herself and took up residence in Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Like her Mom, Violet had a strong faith which saw her through the rough times. She could often be heard singing the old hymns. She now will be singing in heaven. Violet leaves to mourn: her children, Louise Hume (Dennis), Grandchildren: Karen Erickson (Brian), Kathy Hume (Larry Nicol), Jo-Ann Hume (Tim Holt); Robert and Evan Sinclair. Great-grandchildren: Cory Hume (Kathy Dyck), Cassie Mears (Will), Raeann Keam (Gary), Meaghan and Dwayne Erickson, Amber and Tamara Carriere, and Great Great-granddaughter Lily Hume. Also surviving sister, Ada Fiskel and sister-in-law, Winnie North, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph (1990), son, Russell (1999), sisters Hazel Taylor, Mary Thoren, Harriet Martin, Ida Graham, Anne Turner, brothers Tom, Fred and Alfred North and several brothers and sisters-in-law. A Celebration of Violets Life was held at Trinity United Church on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Urn Bearers for Violet were Raeann Keam and Kathy Hume. Urn Bearers for Russell were Robert and Evan Sinclair. Donations in Violets honour 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.
RUSHTON: Glen Temple Rushton passed away, peacefully in his sleep, early Thursday April 15th, 2010 at Hillcrest Personal Care Home, in Brandon. Glen was born in Dobbington, Ontario to Edna (Temple) and Arthur Rushton on July 21, 1920. At age seven he moved to a farm outside Waskada, Manitoba with his parents and sister Anna. In 1940-44, stationed in England, Glen was foreman of a Lancaster bomber ground crew and was always proud of his military service. On July 3, 1947 he married teacher Joyce Ashley Kay. Their son Glen Alan (Al) arrived on May 28th, 1948 and daughter Bethany Kay on August 4th, 1951. In 1958, the family moved from the farm into the town of Waskada. In 1968, Glen and Joyce sold the farm and moved to Virden. Here, Glen did soil analysis for the Co-op, while Joyce taught Junior High. Glens grandchildren arrived: Lyndsey Darryl (to Beth) in 1971 and Melanie Echo (to Al) in 1972. Through the 70s, 80s and 90s, Glen enjoyed many hobbies including: fishing, dancing, gardening and horse racing and held various positions on the boards of: the Royal Canadian Legion, Pool Elevator and the United Church. In 2000, Glen and Joyce move to Riverheights Terrace in Brandon and were very happy. After several illnesses and strokes, Glen moved to Hillcrest Personal Care Home where he got caring attention. Glen is survived by his beloved wife Joyce, son Alan and daughter Beth, grandchildren Melanie and Lyndsey as well as his sister Anna. Glen was a good man loved by all who knew him. A private family service will be held to inter Glen's ashes in the Waskada Cemetery, later this fall. Donations may be made in Glen Rushton's name to the Royal Canadian Legion in Virden or to a charity of your choice.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SIMPSON: Danial John Simpson passed away peacefully at the age of 62 on April 20, 2010 at the Victoria General Hospital. He is survived by is loving wife Noreen, his sons Shayne (Katie) and Chris (Jody), his grandsons Brett and Kyle, his brother Rick and sister Susan, his mother-in-law Nancy and his great nephew and niece Cody and Keara. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, a nephew and other close family and friends especially all his long-time railway buddies. Danny was a great man who was always lending a helping hand to those he cared about; hes left a piece of himself with everyone he knew. Thank you to all the doctors and nursing staff at the Victoria General Hospital for the great care. A private service will be held for family only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Danials memory can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division. Voyage, 1531 Pembina Hwy., 284-7500.
MACEY: Henriette Jet Berdenis V. Berlekom Macey of Erickson passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Erickson Health Centre at the age of 89 years. Henriette was born on September 09, 1920 in Hoogeveen Netherlands (Holland) to Lambert and Emilie Berdenis V. Berlekom. She married John Ainslie Macey on January 03, 1946 in DeBilt Netherlands. Henriette is survived by: three daughters: Joan Woychyshyn of Erickson, Olive Campbell of Chisholm Alberta, and Joyce Gudbranson of Erickson. Also surviving are brother Huibert Berdenis V. Berlekom of Vleuten, Netherlands, daughter-in- law Janyce Macey of Minnedosa, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 26, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church (Danvers), Erickson. Pastor Mark Tiefenbach will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario K2M 2W1 or the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, CE 501-840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1S1. Raes Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
LUPTON: John (Jack) William Henry Lupton. On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Jack passed away at the Carberry Hospital. Jack was born October 23, 1951 to W.H. (Bill) and Mayme Lupton (Huxley) at Carberry Hospital. Jack had a long career as the editor and owner of the Carberry News-Express which he took over from his father. He was a true anchor in the community and will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his father W.H. (Bill) Lupton, his sister Dr. Patricia Marie Malkin (1983), grandparents Thomas Lynden (Barney) Huxley, Margaret Huxley, Henry and Salome Lupton. Left to mourn his premature passing are loving wife Bernice (Wills) Lupton, mother Mayme Lupton, sister Peggy Wladyka (Greg) of Brandon and their families: Nancy, (Udo), Darrin and Paul, Chelsea, Erich & Hannah. Sister-in-law Bev Wills and her family: Angie (Troy) Reynolds and girls, Becky, Kaitlyn and Josie, Pats children Sariah and Aaron Malkin, mother-in-law Freda Wills (Lefty Tomes), brother-in-law Gerald Wills. Very special aunt and uncle Jack and Marie Huxley of Neepawa and their three very special girls Susan Buchanan (Rob), Joanne Nelson (Wayne), Lois Edmondson (Bob) and their families and many cousins in Canada and the States. Also very dear friend Ellen Smith and Heather and the Hill family who were a part of Jacks life. Graveside service was held at Carberry Cemetery on April 17, 2010 with Reverend Peggy Reid officiating. Lifes journey is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting - Woohoo! What a ride!
Hell always be remembered as a manboth strong and good,Who gave his best for others and who didthe best he could.Hell always be remembered for all the joy he broughtAs a man who made a difference, And a man whomeant a lot.
LITSTER: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frances (Cherniski) Litster, beloved widow of the late Roy C. Litster, on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Frances was born in Brandon on September 10, 1922 to parents John and Mary Cherniski and lived her entire life here. She married her husband Roy on April 10, 1947. From this union two children were born, Linda Lou 1948 and Charles Roy (Chuck) 1952. Frances worked all her adult life, retiring from the Brandon University in 1987. She was lifetime member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. She was also a long time dedicated member of Naomi Rebekah Lodge #6. She also volunteered for many other organizations. Frances was predeceased by her parents, husband Roy 1981, son Charles (Chuck) 2006, four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by daughter Linda (Ed) Homeniek, Edmonton, Alberta, grandsons Edward and Mathew of Edmonton, Alberta, granddaughter Beverley (Malcolm) of St. Catherines, Ontario, sister- in-law Kay Cherniski, Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Reg Olenick, James Rogers, Ed Homeniek, Eddie Homeniek, Mathew Homeniek and Marc Maisonneuve. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
In order to contact our Classified Department, please call: 204-571-7400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org