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PAVLIN: Velma Rose Pavlin, daughter of Michael and Anne Kolesar, was born on February 14, 1929 in the Rosedale Municipality. She attended Clarksville School, Neepawa Collegiate and the Manitoba Normal School in 1947-48. Having taught four years in rural Manitoba, she went to Brandon to teach at Alexandra School in January 1953. In 1958-59 on exchange in Sacramento, California, returning to Earl Haig and then to Green Acres School in 1981. In 1961, she married George Pavlin, both retired in 1984 from teaching. Both were avid travellers, spending winters in California and summers at the cottage at Clear Lake. Numerous trips included Hawaii, Portugal, Cuba, and cruises to Russia, the Mediterranean, Greek Islands, around the South American Continents and to Western Europe. George passed away on June 28, 2004. Since then, Velma traveled extensively to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Eastern Europe and China. Her hobbies included reading, painting, tending her rose garden and playing bridge. Velma is survived by one sister Alice Moger (Bill), and numerous nieces and nephews: Barbara Caumartin, David McLeod, Kenneth Kolesar, Noreen Kolesar, Rob Kolesar and Rick Kolesar. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on January 30, 2013. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Velma may be made to a charity of choice.
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LOUGHEED: Elva Irene (Johnson) Lougheed passed away at the Deloraine Hospital, with family by her side on December 18, 2012. Elva was born on the family farm in Winchester Municipality (26-4-22), second daughter of Roscoe and Alice (Robinson) Johnson on Aug. 20, 1919. She attended Regent School, followed by Grade 10 & 11 by correspondence and teacher training at Wesley College in Winnipeg. This education prepared her for her teaching career that began with one year each at Westhall School and Coxworth School and ended at Bidford School when she married Wm. “Russel” Lougheed on June 30th, 1949 at the Johnson home in Regent, MB. Elva and Russel farmed in the Bidford area on the Lougheed farm where they raised their two sons, Brian and Clare. Retirement brought them to Deloraine where they purchased their home on Lovett St. and spent many happy years enjoying town life and their wonderful neighbours and friends. Elva enjoyed life and found special pleasure in time spent with family, gardening, knitting, crocheting, quilting, painting, curling, playing piano and organ. Elva adored her great grandchildren, William and Sophie, and took great delight in their visits filled with lively music and dance. She was predeceased by her parents, Roscoe & Alice Johnson; her three sisters and their husbands, Vera (P.A.”Jim”) Saban; Laureen (Dave) Nickles; Doris (Lorne) Van Mackelbergh. Elva left to cherish her memory husband, Russel Lougheed of Deloraine, MB; sons, Brian (Elaine) Lougheed of Erickson, MB; Clare Lougheed of Winnipeg, MB; grandsons, Colin (Chrissy) Lougheed; Brett (Denise) Lougheed; and Kyle Lougheed; great grandchildren, William & Sophie Lougheed, all of Winnipeg, MB; and friends and family. A service to celebrate Elva’s life took place at the Deloraine United Church with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating and internment followed at the family plot in Boissevain cemetery. Smith’s Funeral Home were in care of arrangements.
HYNDMAN: Ruby Leeann Hyndman, Nov. 5, 1944 - Dec. 28, 2012. Surrounded by her family, Ruby Leeann Hyndman passed peacefully into her final rest at Birch Lodge in the early morning hours of December 28, 2012. She will be lovingly missed by her husband Garnet, of 47 years, children Seanna Hyndman (Ian Humphries), Kevin (Holly) and Kimberly (Brent) Moffat, grandchildren Shae and Cead Humphries, Orianna and Teegan Hyndman, and Jordan, Joby and Kennedy Moffat, brother Bruce (Angie) Godlien and sister Maureen (Earl) Milne. Also several nieces and nephews. Leeann was born November 5, 1944 to Melvin and Ruby (Smith) Godlien at Kelliher, SK. In 1951 the family moved to the farm at Pope, MB and Leeann took her schooling at Oakner, finishing her Grade 12 at Hamiota. During the early 50’s, Leeann contracted polio. In 1965, Leeann married Garnet Hyndman of McConnell. With Garnet taking his teacher training in Brandon, Leeann worked at Frank Lawson & Sons and also at the Brandon General Hospital. The home farm became the centre of their lives with a two year sojourn in the North when Garnet was teaching at Beren’s River. Leeann thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Leeann was a contented farm wife. She loved the land and the animals, especially horses and her milk cows. She took pleasure in seeing things grow and produced an abundance in her gardens which were usually started from seed in her small greenhouse. Family was Leeann’s priority. She followed all the children’s, ball, figure skating and gymnastics. As a stay-at-home Mom, the kids fondly remember being welcomed home after school to the smell of freshly baked bread. Leeann was immensely proud of her seven grandchildren. Although she was unable to actively participate in their lives, through their visits she kept abreast of their school progress, sports and other interests. Their kisses, hugs and “I love you’s” were her treasures. Leeann was a strong community supporter of the Cardale Church and rink. As the children grew older, Leeann worked as manager and postmistress at the Cardale Co-op for five years. In 1991, Leeann was diagnosed with MS. From then on her life changed as she tried to maintain mobility. When her condition deteriorated, she and Garnet moved to Hamiota. With the help of Home Care, she was able to live at home until August 2008 when she moved to Birch Lodge, where she resided for 4 1/2 years. In spite of her physical difficulties, Leeann showed us how to live with a disability and be cheerful and never complaining. So many people have remarked about her special smile and that has always been so special to us. A private celebration of Leeann’s life and interment will be held at a later date. For those so desiring, memorial donations can be made in Leeann’s memory to: MS Society of Canada (Westman Chapter), Unit 5, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
GOWANLOCK: Kenneth James Gowanlock passed away peacefully on December 24, 2012, at Viking, Alberta. Kenneth is survived by his step-daughter, Wendy (Bob) Hopper; and step-son Jim (Patty) Heath; sisters, Velma (Bruce) McNinch, Winnifred Siliphant, June Clark, Ruth McCallum; brothers, Jack (Wilma) and twin brother Don; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends. Predeceased by his wife Bubbles; and step-son Ross Heath. Cremation has taken place and a family service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Salvation Army gratefully appreciated.
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GERMAN: Margaret Leith German (Gammack). On January 11th, 2013 Margaret passed away at Fairview Home at the age of 96. She was born on September 19, 1916 near Hamiota, MB. She leaves to mourn one brother, Laverne (Grace) of Weyburn, SK and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Leonard; parents Isabella and James; brothers Alex, Bill, Jim, Ernie, Bob, and Russell; sisters Blanche Lawn and Isabelle Kerr; niece Pat Brooking; nephew Bob Gammack Jr. and great nephew, Corey Hoffer. During her working years, she was employed by Fairview and the Ag Centre in the Housekeeping department. Margaret was a devoted member of St. George’s Anglican Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and looking after her extended family in her spare time. She was a caring woman, especially to all of her extended family. All of her nieces and nephews were like her own children, and she took a keen interest in their lives and well being. She always had a kind word for everyone she came in contact with. Margaret will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown (family member) officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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CANADA: Edward L. "Ned" Canada, age 82, beloved husband of Betty, died January 26, 2013 at Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Nelmes officiating. Donations in memory of Edward may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund, the Boissevain and Morton Foundation, or to a charity of own choice.
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Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791.
DUNWALD: (Haggerty) (nee Berkhold). It is with great sadness that the family of Anne Dunwald, formerly of Brandon, MB, announce her passing on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Leduc, AB. Anne was born October 11, 1920 in the Community of Brenda, south of Brandon. Upon the death of her parents at a young age, Anne was raised by Bessie and Bob Whyte. She received her teaching certificate from the Brandon Normal School and began her career in a one-room school at Medina, MB. She married Murray John Haggerty and together they farmed in the Oak River area raising three daughters, Beverly and twin girls, Leila and Linda. After moving to Oak River, she recommenced teaching at Oak River School and then moved to Brandon to continue her teaching career with Brandon School Division teaching at Alexander, Fleming and J.R. Reid schools. Anne was predeceased by Murray in 1964. Anne enjoyed travelling with her second husband Stanley Eric Dunwald. Her life was enriched by Stan’s four sons, Ray, Marvin, Neil and Keith. Together Anne and Stan belonged to many organizations devoting numerous volunteer hours. Anne was predeceased by Stan in 1998. As a resident of The Lions Manor and The Landing, she enjoyed the variety of activities both residences offered. Many close friendships were developed through hours of playing crib, cards and shuffle board. Anne always enjoyed her meetings with the Brandon Normal School Reunion graduates of 1939-1940. She belonged to Rebecca Lodge and UCT. Anne moved to Leduc, AB in April of 2010 to be closer to her family. A Berkhold Family Reunion organized by nephew, Gerald, was held in Medicine Hat, AB in July 2011. As special guest of honor, Anne amazed her family with an uplifting speech. Anne was predeceased by her husband Murray (1964), husband Stan (1998) and daughter Leila in 2004, also predeceased by three brothers, Clarence, George and Gordon and two sisters, Lillian and Iva. She is survived by daughters Beverly (Rupert), Linda (Blake), son-in-law Ross, stepsons Ray (Val), Marvin (Joni), Neil (Setsuko), and Keith. Anne enjoyed time spent with her 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law, Margaret, Evelyn, Pat and Jean have fond memories of their visits with Anne. Anne was always eager to make that ‘twenty-five cent bet’ with her son-in-law Blake. Cremation has taken place. Interment with graveside service will be at a later date.
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BLIGHT: William Keith Alexander passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the age of 86 years after a long and fulfilling life. Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years Doreen; his son Murray (Lorna) children Tanya (Sean McCabe), Heidi and Drew and great grandchildren Annika and Rowan; his daughter Marilyn and sons Geoff, Tim (Amanda), extended family Richard Gregoire (Sandra) and nephews Don (Sandra) and Jim Blight of Prince George. Keith was born November 21, 1926 at the Brandon General Hospital to Alden and Winnie Blight. Keith attended Brandon Hills School until age fourteen when he quit to help on the family farm. He enjoyed playing ball but there was always work to be done. Keith worked at various jobs trucking to make some cash to buy his own place in 1947 when he purchased Hard Scabble Farm which over the years supported a dairy operation as well as mixed farming, raising beef cattle, pigs and chickens. At one stage of his lifetime he had a three year stint working at Zenith Paving only to realize he’d rather be his own “Boss” and in time purchased the home farm of his parents subsequently making a lifelong career of farming keeping up with many of the major changes. Being a man of many talents, there were few challenges that Keith couldn’t conquer. In his earlier years, Keith was active in the Gorrie community as a trustee as Murray and Marilyn attended Gorrie School. He helped many neighbors in both Gorrie and Brandon Hills communities. Keith and good friend Doug Coate enjoyed many hours during their years of friendship going on jaunts “packing gravel” as it was referred to, checking out what was happening in and around the community. During his semi-retirement years, hours were spent in his shop where in his creativity he made “crows” from shovels, mower sickles and guards then wind wheels constructed from bicycle wheel rims and colored dishes as well as numerous rock creatures, geese, turtles and ducks of various sizes, all for the enjoyment of others and many were gifted to family and friends. In his later years Keith enjoyed being of help to his grandson’s Geoff and Tim in their Contractor’s Corner business and was pleased when the lads named their extended services Hard Scabble Stucco & Stone after the original 1947 home site. As well, many hours were spent at a slower quieter pace when Keith would head into town for a whole day visiting friends at Fairview Home, Brandon Regional Health Centre or in their homes. At the farm the kettle was always boiled and the instant coffee jar on the table with sweets on the side for when family, friends and neighbors called in. Keith will be missed by his many friends and relatives. A celebration of Keith’s Life will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Victoria Inn, Imperial Ballroom with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Keith may be made to Family Visions Inc. / Heidi’s Place, 2705 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7B 0N1. Thanks to Dr. Butler and 300A Staff, especially special aide Elaine for their excellent care of our Dad.
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TULLY: Harry Warren Tully passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the age of 91 in Brandon, Manitoba. Harry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 23, 1921 to Charles Kingsley Tully and Margaret Hannah Tully (Proctor). Beloved husband of Irene (Hewitt). Loving father of Lorna Smith (Don) of Brandon and Don Tully (Louise) of Wakefield, Quebec. Cherished grandfather of Bradley and Jared Smith and Raegen and Aaron Tully, and great-grandfather of Autumn and Nia Smith. Brother of Fred, Floyd and Wes Tully. He will be missed by many other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents, brother Gordon and his sister Jean. Harry spent his early years on the family farm in the Poplar Heights District near Marquette, Manitoba. He attended Poplar Heights school for eight years. Harry enlisted in the army in Winnipeg in 1942 and became part of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons armoured car regiment. He served his country during World War II in France, Germany, Belgium, England and Holland. He was overseas from 1942 to 1946. Upon his return to Canada in 1946 Harry returned to southern Manitoba where he worked on various farms. In 1948 he moved to Brandon where he worked as an auto body man for 37 years at a garage which became Binkley Motors. He retired in 1985. In Brandon Harry met Irene Hewitt and they were married on November 16, 1949. Their daughter, Lorna, was born in 1950 and their son, Don, was born in 1952. They bought their first house on 3rd Street in Brandon and subsequently moved to 11th Street East. Harry loved to spend much of his time outdoors working in the yard, particularly tending his garden which produced large quantities of vegetables which he freely shared with family and friends. Harry could often be seen talking to neighbours and friends and just as often, cutting their grass, shoveling their snow and helping them in other ways. Harry and Irene spent a lot of time visiting family in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Ottawa, Georgetown and Vernon. After Harry’s retirement they made two more extensive trips that they enjoyed very much -- a bus tour of eastern Canada and a cruise to Alaska. Harry and Irene were long-time attendees of St. Paul’s and Central United Church in Brandon and were members of the Sunshine Club and the East End and South End Community Centre seniors groups. Irene and Harry enjoyed weekly “day trips” with friends exploring the back roads and towns of rural Manitoba. Harry and Irene moved to Lion’s Manor in June 2005. Irene moved to Fairview Nursing Home in November 2008. A Service of Remembrance was held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Arlene Robertson officiated. A private interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Harry may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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URSHATZ: In loving memory of Heidi G. Urschatz, beloved wife of the late Jeff Urschatz, beloved mother to Jade and Madison. Heidi died on January 28, 2013 at the age of 45. A public viewing will be held Friday February 1, 2013 at Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Boissevain, Manitoba on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Heidi may be made to a charity of own choice.
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SPEED: Jean Speed (nee: Poruchny). Our loving mother passed away on January 27, 2013 leaving 78 years of precious memories for our family generations to pass down, share and treasure. She is now with her loving husband Glenn, her parents, brother Frank and grandson Carl Jr. who have been waiting for her. Jean leaves to mourn her three daughters Millie (Brian), Michele (Dan) and Brenda (Colin), grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as brother Walter (Vera) and sister-in-law Joyce. Jean was born in Brandon, MB., daughter of John and Cora Poruchny, on November 18, 1934. She was the apple of her parents eye. She had a brother Frank and later came a younger brother Walter. When she finished school she worked at McKenize Seeds. Then the big day came when she met Glenn Speed. They had three beautiful girls who keep her life fulfilled. In 1964 they moved to Winnipeg and bought a home in the most perfect neighbourhood where they lived for 50 years! Jean worked for Kmart for a while, then she became a “Lifer” at Safeway for 30 years, where she retired. She spent her retirement years travelling and enjoying every minute with her family and friends until her passing. Her loving husband Glenn, who passed February 3, 2011, has waited almost two long years to be reunited with her. Funeral mass will be held on February 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Parish, 3390 Portage Avenue. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
“Your girls would like to thank you for the wonderful life you provided them.”Rest in PeaceLove,Your girls
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BLIGHT: Keith Blight, beloved husband of Doreen and dear father of Murray and Marilyn, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 28, 2013. A time of Remembrance and Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at the Imperial Ballroom, Victoria Inn on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 beginning at 11:30 am. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Keith to the Family Visions Inc. c/o 2705 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB R7B 0N1 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HUNT: Walter Hunt, beloved husband of Carroll and loving father of Roxy and Shawna, of Virden, Manitoba, passed away at St. Boniface General Hospital on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the age of 77 years. The Funeral Service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the C.N.I.B. in memory of Walter.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
SUROVY: The death of Walter Carl Surovy, beloved husband of Emily, father of Leonard and Leona, occurred on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ceremony to Celebrate Walter’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. Jorge Mante of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PINEAU: Mike Pineau age 64, beloved husband of Anne, father of Sandra O'Neill of Shilo. Died on January 26, 2013 at his residence in Deloraine, Manitoba. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 1, 2013 Spruce Woods Community Club in Shilo, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to a charity of own choice.
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Smith Funeral Home, 204- 747-2088.
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