Classifieds / Obituaries
ERICKSON: Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Erickson of Brandon, beloved mom of Earl and Don, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 80 years. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KOTASKA: Terry TK. On November 25, 2012, our wonderful brother and uncle, Terry Kotaska, passed away. The fourth child born to Jerry & Helen Kotaska, he arrived on April 11, 1961 which was a wonderful birthday present for his Dziadzu Pacyna. Sharing a birthday for them was something special. Terry attended both elementary and high school in Carberry. After graduation he ventured west and worked construction in Calgary, not knowing how those skills would come in handy! He moved back to Manitoba and attended Brandon University studying Psychology with the thought of entering Social Work. But Terry followed another calling music. Music was more than a passion for TK, it was part of who he was. When he played onstage it was like he was transported to another world. He toured western Canada for several years with bands and when the bands practiced in our Moms basement, they always drew an audience. TK loved having kids there to entertain he was a music God to many young adults in Carberry. Many of whom still consider him their major musical influence. As years passed his life took him in another direction: the art of taping, drywalling and painting. And it was that to him an art. A perfectionist in his craft that kept him high in demand for work. Other than music, his other major love in his life were his many nieces and nephews. Not only was he Uncle TK, but he was also Godfather to nieces Natalie, Mallory and Abigail, a role that he took very seriously and held dear to his heart. The ruff and gruff exterior always melted away around the kids and they never took that act seriously they saw the real Uncle TK they guy who had the biggest heart of us all. Upon birth, each niece or nephew was bestowed by Terry, a name which would / will follow them until the end of their days. The anticipation of the name was as much as waiting for each impending birth! He was never without treats, a head rub or a hug. He made each child feel special and loved. His family was very important to him. He would help with anything but never without a rant or a fuss but he was always the first to show up and when family members came to visit, he was always the first to welcome them home. He also had a soft spot for animals. If there was ever an animal in need, he would take them in to heal and love them. His love of animals recently earned him the nickname Terry Cataska. Terry was an amazing part of our family. We will miss his gift of song on our birthdays his own rendition of Happy Birthday played horribly on his guitar; his offthe-wall sense of humor, storytelling and delivery of jokes which no one will ever be able to match and he could make light of any situation and leave everyone in stitches. No one could enter a room like him, no one could make you laugh like him sometimes, when he joked, you didnt know if you wanted to slap him or hug him! And no one could make you feel more loved or more special. In the last few months of our mothers life, Terry moved back home and took attentive care of her. We know that Mom appreciated it as did we. Terry leaves to mourn his siblings Mark (Audrei), Jackie, Pat (Rick), Rick (Bonnie) and Toni (Guy), as well as his nieces and nephews Danette (Casey), Sarah (Darcy), Steven, Kelly (Joanna), Kevin (Meredith), Alysha, Noah, Devan and Natalie; great nieces and nephews Mallory, Ilyanna, Camryn, Tristan and Abigail.
Dear Brother and Uncle,The void that will be left in our family and our hearts is huge and unrepairable. Will you ever know how much you meant to all of us? You have been a constant in our lives, the one with the heart of gold and we thank you for every moment we had with you. We love you and we will miss you every day for the rest of our lives.
We love you TK.As tokens of sympathy, donations in memory of Terry may be made to: DArcys ARC Animal Shelter, 730-B Century St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0M1 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St E, Brandon, MB R7A 7A5. A celebration of TK's life and love of music will be held at Squeak's Restaurant (Fat Tony's) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm in Carberry, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
MOREAU: Germaine, 86 years old, beloved mother of Gordon, Carol, Doris and the late Cecile, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. A private family graveside service will be held at St. Jeans Cemetery, Grande Clairiere, MB at a later date. In memory of Germaine, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
PRESTON: It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Janice Marguerite Preston. Janice passed away the morning of Monday, November 26, 2012 at Valleyview Care Centre. Born November 14, 1951, Janice leaves behind her son Erl Preston (Kirby Sararas);daughter Marie (Ed Young, Colton); Brother-in-law Bruce Preston (Bev); sister-in-law Edna Davis (Larry); brother -in-law Ken Massina (Joan); niece Stacey Hutton (Chuck, Charleigh), niece Kerrie Gibbs (Al, Lyndsi, Abigaele, AJ and Cody), niece Tanya Tanchak (Allan, son Branden), niece Tracy Snyder (son Preston), niece Tanya Askew (Marshall, Taylor and Teyanna) and nephew Kurtiss Massina (Kerrie, Ryley, Keyen). A Come and Go Reception will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a time of reflection at 1:30 p.m. Janice was an amazing person that loved life and those around her. Mom will be missed by all of those that loved her.
Rest in peace Mom, you deserve the rest.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KOTASKA: Terry "TK". Unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at home in Carberry, TK passed away at the age of 51 years. TK will be sadly missed by his sisters, Jackie, Pat and Toni, his brothers Mark and Rick and their families. A celebration of TK's life and love of music will be held at Squeak's Restaurant (Fat Tony's) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm in Carberry, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow in Fridays paper. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
LUKIW: It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Harry Lukiw on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the age of 92 years. Harry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Shirley; sons Brian (Mary) and Keith (Linda); daughter Sharon (Dave); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Service to Celebrate Harrys Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Harry may be made to KidSport-Westman Region, Room 146, 340 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6C2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
MURRAY: Helen Mary Murray, beloved wife of the Late Jack Murray, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre Moosomin, Saskatchewan on Saturday; November 24, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. on Friday; November 30th with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Trinity United Church Remembrance Fund, Elkhorn Area Foundation or a charity of your choice in memory of Helen.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
DICKIE: Passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday November 23, 2012 at the age of 47 years, Darwin James Dickie, of Glenboro, MB. Darwin leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Wanda (nee Black), sons Dorian & Rhys, mother Wilma Dickie of Brandon, sister Darlene (Mike) Gagnon of Brandon, mother and father- in-law Margaret and Terry Black of Glenboro, sisters and brothers-in-law Twyla (Shawn) Kopytko of Neepawa and Natasha (Richard) Nicholson of Glenboro as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. Darwin was predeceased by his father Keith Dickie in 2011. A Celebration of Darwins life will be held on Friday November 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall with Pastor Harry Friesen officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. A Trust Fund has been established for Dorian Black and Rhys Dickie; donations can be made at the Royal Bank of Canada, Glenboro, MB or at any Royal Bank of Canada Branch; or memoriams may be made in Darwin's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204- 827-2480.
KOTASKA: Terry "TK". Unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at home in Carberry, TK passed away at the age of 51 years. TK will be sadly missed by his sisters, Jackie, Pat and Toni, his brothers Mark and Rick and their families. A celebration of TK's life and love of music will be held at Squeak's Restaurant (Fat Tony's) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm in Carberry, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
THOMAS: George, 84 years old, beloved husband of Betty Thomas and a loving father, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, November 25, 2012. At Georges request, there will not be a funeral service. In memory of George, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.kowalchuks.net
MARCQ: Marie Therese, 81 years, beloved wife of Gaston Marcq, mother of Clair, Francis and Dennis, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Funeral mass will be held at St. Jeans Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Marie, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
MACINTOSH: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Beatrice May Macintosh, wife of the late Murdock Macintosh on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Bea passed away comfortably in her own home with loved ones by her side as she continued her lifes journey onward. Bea was born in Brandon on May 23, 1931 to parents Dave and Susan Lawson, being but one of eleven children. Bea is survived by many who loved her, friends and family alike who will miss her presence in their lives, especially her wit, stubbornness and loving spirit. Bea was consistently kind and reliable to every person and task she encountered, which showed in her many friendships, her employment at Woolworths, to her love for her husband, Murdock. Beas last years were a struggle as she battled cancer but nonetheless her gentleness, guidance and insight continually shone through. She will be gravely missed by those who have cared for her these past years, to whom were acknowledged by Bea as family. A special acknowledgement of Thanks on Beas behalf to Dr. Moller and the staff at the Cancer Centre for their devoted care and kindness, which shall never be forgotten. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with The Venerable Paul Curtis officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined and donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre A Sense of Home, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GREEN: Murray Brian Green March 19, 1948 - November 23, 2012. Murray passed away after a 14 month long courageous battle with cancer with loved ones by his side. Murray was born in Kamsack Saskatchewan to Stan and Ann Green. Murray is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart and soul mate, Judy (Woodward) of 44 years and son Darcy and daughter Jamie. Murray is also survived by his only sister Gloria (Tom) Strilchuk. He was a special Papa to Jordan, Justin, James, and Reid Green and will always be remembered by his many nieces and nephews and many friends. Murray was predeceased by his son Kelly Green, parents Stan and Ann Green, and brother Wayne (Carol) Green. Murray attended school in Kamsack. Loved hockey and baseball which he continued to play into his adult years. He started out his working career as a plumbers helper for Kamsack Plumbing and Heating. Murray and Judy were married in 1968 and moved to Yorkton Saskatchewan where he worked as a plumber for ACE Plumbing and Heating. He then spent 6 years at INCO in Thompson Manitoba as a pipefitter. In 1978 Murray and family moved to Brandon Manitoba where he worked at Simplot Canada as a pipefitter for the next 29 years. After his retirement in 2007, Murray and Judy moved back to Kamsack. He soon discovered retirement was not for him and got a job with the Town of Kamsack. True to form, he whistled off to work everyday with a smile on his face and ready to do whatever needed to be done. He was overwhelmed with the acceptance of his fellow town employees at his tender age of 61. He respected everyone he worked with and thought of them like family. He was very disappointed when his health forced him to give up working and never looked at it as retirement but as taking a break. He loved small town life and was happy to reminisce with old friends on the post office step and just chatting with everyone on his route. Murray will be most remembered for his friendly smile and his quick wit and his fast feet on the dance floor. His life was structured with always wanting to win the big one with his lottery tickets, and going to get the local newspaper, the mail and the flyers. He always loved his time at Madge Lake enjoying the nature and his long walks and time spent with family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Andrychuk Funeral Home at 11 am on Tuesday November 27, 2012. With Stephen Ruten officiating. With internment at Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack. The Green family then invite to share your memories with them at a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Kamsack Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge Regina, Saskatchewan. 4104 Dewdney Avenue, S4T1A3. Also Ronald McDonald House, 1011 University Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0K4 or charity of choice.
BOYD: On Sunday, November 25, 2012, R. Kenneth Boyd, age 57, beloved husband of Kathy and father to Andrew, died at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will take place at Brandon Vineyard Church, 1327 Rosser Avenue, on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ken may be made to World Vision Christmas Gift Catalogue, through www.worldvision.ca. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
BADOWICH: On Saturday, November 24, 2012 Bernice Phyllis Badowich, age 79, died at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. Kevin Smith of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bernice may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "A Sense of Home" Campaign, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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