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KRISTALOVICH: Rudolph (Rudy) Kristalovich of Oakburn passed away at his residence on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the age of 79 years. Rudy is survived by his wife Joyce Kristalovich; daughter Sheila (Dennis) Martin of Carman; granddaughter Kaelyn Martin of Carman; and brother Lawrence (Maryann) Kristalovich of Brandon. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossburn. Prayers will be said at the church Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Father Mykhaylo Khomitskyy, Father Darren Kawiuk and Father Volodymyr Bashutskyy will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Rossburn Personal Care Home.
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DEROUIN: Donald Edward, 1947-2011. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Edward (Don) Derouin at the age of 63. Don passed away peacefully at the Stony Plain Hospital with his partner at his side, Thursday, May 12, 2011. The strength and courage he consistently possessed in his year-long battle with cancer will be an inspiration forever for those close to him. Don will be lovingly remembered by his partner of 16 years Diane Barnes and her family, his children Lisa (Lyle) Burant and Donna (Trent) Brown, grandchildren Amanda and Jessica Burant, Colby, Michael and Madison Brown, all of Stony Plain. Don is also survived by his siblings, Jim (Joanne) of Medicine Hat, Gord (Bev) of Red Deer, Elizabeth (Roy) Demers of Brandon, Wendy (Harvey) Woods of Rivers, Bob (Diana) of Alberta Beach, Doug of Brandon, Greg (Lori) of Campbell River, BC, as well as numerous nephews and nieces and great-nephews and nieces. Don was predeceased by his mother Florence in 1999 and his father Charles in 2007. He was also predeceased by his grandparents, many cousins, aunts, and uncles including his special uncle, Angus McKinnon. Don was born June 10, 1947 in Brandon, Manitoba, the second of eight children born to Charles and Florence Derouin. He had a happy and adventurous childhood growing up in a large family, and the East End of Brandon was his playground. Don attended King George and Earl Haig Schools before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 17. He was in the service for four years doing his basic training at Trenton, Ontario before being posted to St. Jean, Quebec. It was from this background that he became a Lifetime Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served in numerous executive positions including four terms as President at Jasper Place Legion Branch 255. After leaving the Services, Don met and married Dorothy Dobson of Killarney, Manitoba adopted her daughter Lisa and in October 1971 they celebrated the arrival of their daughter Donna Faye and their family was complete. During the early years they lived in Calgary, and Don took a job as an Expediter and they moved to and lived in Inuvik, North West Territories before relocating to the Edmonton area where he has resided ever since. In 1980 Don began his career with Transalta Sundance Power Plant where he enjoyed his work as a Millwright and truly loved his Transalta Family. Each and everyone that Don worked with held a special place in his heart and he talked about them often. Don was a proud member of IBEW Local Union 254. For many summers Don and Diane could be found enjoying lake living at Allan Beach just west of Spruce Grove, where they made more lasting friendships. This was a recurring theme in Don’s life, as once you became a friend of Don’s you were his friend for life. Throughout the years, Don and Diane traveled extensively visiting Diane’s home province of Newfoundland many times. They also traveled to such locales as Hawaii, England, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Disneyland and one of his favorite spots, Las Vegas. In 2007 they embarked on a new adventure and purchased a mobile home in Apache Junction, Arizona and there wasn’t any place in the world he would rather be. In the last year they were able to spend 3 months with the most recent being 3 weeks in February of this year. A service to celebrate Don’s Life was held Friday, May 20, 2011 at Parkland Funeral Home, Stony Plain, Alberta. It was Don’s wish to come home to Manitoba and be buried in the Arrow River Cemetery beside his Mother and Father and his special Uncle and Aunt, Angus and Olga McKinnon. There will be an interment ceremony at the cemetery on Saturday, September 3 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
ANDREWS: Brian Patrick (Pat) Andrews, beloved husband of Betty and father of Errol (E.C.), Rod and Kevin, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Pasqua Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan on Monday, August 22, 2011 in his 72nd year. Funeral service will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st with Pastor Wayne Unger officiating. Following the service in the Chapel, friends are invited to join the Andrews Family for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Virden Legion Hall. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society in memory of Pat.
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AIMOE: Barry Frank Aimoe, beloved husband of Lorna, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Dominique Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care Unit”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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TAPLEY: Margaret (Peg) Tapley (nee Coleman). Peacefully on August 22nd, 2011, Peg passed away at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin, in 2002 and son, Paul, in 2006. Peg is survived by daughters Rae Harris and Laura (Marshall) Bailey, grandchildren Christina (Grant) Harris, Peter Harris, Rod (Marcie) Bailey, Robin Bailey and Shannon (Jeff) Baldwin. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Alexander, Annika, Thomas, Riley and Gentry. Peg was born in Winnipeg in 1920. She graduated from Kelvin High School and then trained as a secretary. Peg held a number of positions as an administrative assistant and court reporter, retiring as a secretary to the registrar at Brandon University. Peg married Martin on Valentine’s Day in 1942 and they celebrated their 60th anniversary shortly before Martin passed away. They lived in Brandon, raising three children and had many good and long-lasting friendships in Winnipeg, Brandon and Belen, New Mexico where they spent a number of winters. Peg loved travelling, bridge, and summers spent at their cottage at Pelican Lake where Peg and Martin would golf and watch the pelicans land on the lake. An avid reader, Peg would get the whole family involved in weekly trips to the library. Peg’s love of music also continued throughout her life. The family wishes to thank the staff at Golden Links Lodge for their care and compassion. On September 9th, 2011 we will be celebrating Peg’s life with a memorial service to be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 265 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Friends so wishing may make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba in Peg’s honour.
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STIMSON: Margaret Ida Stimson (née Seddon), age 86 years of Brandon, passed away peacefully with her loving son by her side on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Assiniboine Centre. Ida was born in Brandon, Manitoba on January 1, 1925. She worked for some time at Eaton’s and Waddell’s Children Clothing, before deciding to devote her time to her husband and son. In 1949, Ida married Lorne Stimson and continued to live in Brandon and raise their son, Brian, until the family moved to Kenora, ON with Lorne’s promotion within the post office in 1964. In 1968, another promotion saw the family move to Atikokan, ON. Here she found herself volunteering at a local school helping children with their reading and teaching some the art of knitting. Ida was an avid knitter and was exceptional at her craft. Ida and Lorne were also very involved in Atikokan TV Bingo. In 1981, after Lorne’s retirement, Ida and Lorne moved to Oak Lake Island Resort, MB, where they built their retirement home. They lived there until 1993, when Lorne’s poor health caused them to move to Brandon. Ida was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother (Supergrandma). After Lorne passed away in November of 2004, Ida found living without her loving husband of 55 years to be overwhelming, and her health began to fail because of it. In May of 2005, she took up residence in Central Park Lodge and this quickly became “home” for her, for the rest of her days. Ida was predeceased by her loving husband, Lorne in 2004, father Thomas in 1970, mother Mary in 1988, sister Molly in 2010, brothers-in-law Al Krog in 2000 and Ray Rourke in 1998, and sister-in-law Shirley Seddon in 2005. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son, Brian and wife Joan of Atikokan; grandchildren Clayton (Karyn Wilson) of Atikokan and Christy and great grandson Kaleb (eight years) of Thunder Bay; brother Tom of Brandon and sister Kay of Grande Prairie, AB. At Ida’s request there will be no formal memorial service. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held immediately following at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the third floor staff of Valleyview Care Centre, and the staff of the second floor of the Assiniboine Centre that made Mom’s last two days as peaceful as they could. Special thanks also to Bianca Vergunst and the staff of Brockie Donovan.
MOMYou can only have one mother,Loving, kind and true.No other friend in all the worldWill be so true to you.For all her love and kindness,She asked for nothing in return,If all the world deserted us,To our mother we could turn.For those of you whoHave a mother,Treasure her with care,For you willNever know her valueTill you see that she is not there.To hear her voice,To see her smile,To sit and talk with her awhile,To be together inThe same old wayWould beOur dearest wish today.
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SCHROT: Edith Dorothy (Dot). Dot, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, August 25, 2011. The funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Wendy Thom officiating. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans Section. Friends who wish may make a donation in Dot’s memory to a charity of their choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SEENS: It is with sadness the family announces the death of Margaret (Marg) Seens, Sunday August 7, 2011 at Fairview Home, at 88 years of age. Mum was born on the family farm September 4, 1922 to Alexander and Jacque Thomson in the Tarbolton District. She attended Spring Valley School, Sunday School and Church services at Tarbolton Church. In her early years on her Mother and Dad's farm, Marg spent many happy hours with her brother Jim Thomson and cousins Janet Cochrane, Lillian Maskel and Clifford Thomson. Marg married George Seens on October 16, 1943. They farmed NE Sec. 15-11-22 until 1967. From Margaret and George's union there were four children: Lynda, Bud, Ray and Ron. Mum took great pride in the yard at the farm and received several awards for farm beautification from the Province. Margaret also spent many hours leading and teaching the Bradwardine 4-H Sewing Club, she took great pride in seeing all the girls learn to sew. Mum loved to play the piano at home, sing in the Tarbolton Church Choir and work with the UCWA. In 1967, Mum and Dad moved to Moosomin, SK and then to Brandon in 1968 where Margaret worked at the Agricultural Extension Centre. Mum and Dad spent many happy days on Hazelwood Crescent where Mum's garden was the envy of the block. Mum's Boxing Day celebrations hold special memories that her family will always cherish. Mum and Dad enjoyed many hours with family and friends at their Sandy Lake cabin. She was at her best when all the grandchildren were there. They also loved to go dancing at the barn in Clear Lake. Mum was kind and patient and a great teacher of life skills to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The love and wisdom she shared with all of us was a huge inspiration in shaping our lives. Marg was predeceased by her husband George in 1995 and her youngest son Ron in 1996. Marg is survived by her brother Jim Thomson (Marg); by daughter Lynda McLachlan, children Debbie (Rob), Kevin (Jenn); by son Bud (Linda), children Michelle (Paul) and T.J.; by son Ray (Pat), children Tracie, Marcie and Travis (Jenna); and by daughter-in-law Josie (Don) children, Michael (Jen), Kristen (Tony), Shandie (Shane), and Josh; and by great grandchildren Abbey, Alex, Emily, Matthew, Ella, Micah, Mason, Colby and Jake. A service to celebrate Mum's life was held on August 11, 2011 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home with Lawrence McInnes officiating. A private interment followed at the Tarbolton Cemetery with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, Manitoba Chapter, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2, Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street E., Brandon, MB, R7A 7M5 or charity of your choice.
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Mum - Grandma Great Grandma
You wiped away many tears,And even calmed many fears.You have kissed all sorts of parts,You even somehow healed broken hearts.You gave your love without a second thought,You gave lectures when our mistakes you caught.But you also gave hugs for no reason at all,You held us tight whenever a tear would fall.You gave us the courage to walk alone,You gave us the love of a real home.You endured many things just for our sake,Your love was genuine so much love would be hard to fake.You are truly a gift from God above,Only He could have made you with that much love.
PENNER: Jake Penner of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the age of 73 years. A funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Ave. on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating.
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MCFADDEN: Eileen May McFadden passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 atthe Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 81 years. Eileen was born in the R.M. of Daly on July 6, 1930 to Chester and Madge McFadden. She was the younger of two children born to Chester and Madge. She was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her older brother, Don and his wife Marg and also by their four children, Gordon and wife Michelle, Jamie and wife Lesley and Bruce and Barbara McCannell and husband Brent. She is also survived by nine great nieces and nephews. Eileen attended Rivers Consolidated School from which she graduated with her Grade X11 in 1947. She attended Wheat City Business College and then worked for a year. In 1949, she enrolled at Brandon College from which she graduated in 1953 with her B.A. degree. The following year, she received her Bachelor of Library Science degree from McGill University. In 1978, she received her Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto. From 1954 to 1956, she worked in the library at the University of Toronto and from 1956 to 1959 in the library at the University of Manitoba. In 1959, she was appointed as Director of Library Services at Brandon College/Brandon University, a position she held until 1977. In 1978, she was appointed University Archivist at Brandon University and she held that position until her retirement in 1997. Eileen was always very involved with both provincial and national library organizations and on two occasions presented papers to the national library organization convention. She was also involved in historical and women's organizations and was a long time member of the Order of The Eastern Star and the Manitoba Liberal Association. In 1990, she received the Women of Distinction award from the Y.W.C.A. A memorial service will be held at Rivers United Church on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at the Rivers Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3, or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McAULAY: Olive September 23, 1916. 5:30AM, Friday August 26, 2011 our loving mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt left this world. She passed away at Moog and Friends Hospice in Penticton with her son Doug and Son-in-law Scott by her side. She is survived by son Doug and Son-in-law Scott, Brothers Norman (Alice), Stanley (Phyllis), Sisters-in-law, Ethel Wilson and Mabel Thompson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ann and Frederick Wilson, Husband Howard and infant son Donald, Brothers Percy and Richard(Dick) Wilson, as well as brothers-in-law, Earl McAulay and George Thompson. Olive and Howard lived and farmed at Bounty, Saskatchewan for many years, until father died in 1987. From then on she made her home with son Doug, in Conquest, Saskatchewan. Miniota and Brandon Manitoba and lately Penticton B.C. When Scott joined the family in 2009 she enjoyed getting to know the extended family that he brought with him. A loving spirit has left this world and we will miss her always. Cremation has taken place, a service celebrating Mother’s life will take place at a later date.
LAVOIE: The death of Donna Marie Lavoie beloved wife of Dick Vreeman occurred in Brandon on August 24, 2011. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service to remember Donna at the Christian Reformed Church, 1509 Victoria Avenue on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Evert Busink will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Donna to an organization for the promotion of a chemical free environment or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GEROW: Jenny Gerow, 81, of Souris Manitoba, died August 2, 2011. The funeral was held at the St. Paul’s United Church August 5, 2011. She was born, Janette Bell Houston to the late William and Janet Houston on November 11, 1929 in Winnipeg, MB. Jenny’s childhood was spent growing up in St. Francis and then Kenton. Her Grade 12 year was spent boarding in Hamiota. She went on to Teachers’ College in Winnipeg and subsequently taught at Glenvale, a rural school in the Brandon area. She married the late Frank Gerow in 1953, they lived, raised a family and worked on the farm north west of Souris until their retirement in 1983. They moved to Souris and worked as caretakers at the Manor for approximately 10 years. The past 9 years Jenny was a resident at the Personal Care Home in Souris. Jenny had many loves and hobbies throughout her life, she loved to curl and golf, she was a tough competitor when it came to cards or a game of scrabble, she enjoyed travelling with family, she contributed to the community in may ways, through the Legion Auxiliary, the Toastmistress Club, the Fairboard and the 4-H Clubs to name a few. Her most valued treasure was her family, especially her grandchildren who made her proud every day. Jenny is survived by five children: Darcy Gerow (Carol) of Souris, Sharon Barron (Nick) of Edmonton, Iris Gerow of Brandon, Nancy Hayes (Rick) of Edmonton and Brian Gerow of Brandon; Grandchildren Bryce, Curt, Kira and Karrie Gerow, Brett and Jill Barron and Brendan and Kaylin Hayes; sister, Jean Daniel of Hamiota; brother, Jack (Gwen) of Kenton; sister-in-law Florence Houston of Red Rock; sister-in-law, Margaret Davison (Al) of Edmonton and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Jenny is predeceased by her husband, Frank in 1997, parents William and Janet Houston, brothers Jim and wife Leah and William and wife Margaret Houston, brother, Tom Houston, sister Marion and brothers-in law Jim Daniel, Murray Fulkerson. In memory of Jenny, donations may be made to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
DOW: Dr. George Edward Dow. Dec. 12, 1929-Aug. 18, 2011. It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our much loved husband, father and grandfather, George Dow. Born and raised in Boissevain, Manitoba, George was the only child of Dorothy (Taylor) Dow and Edward Dow. He is survived by wife Ruth (Mackie), and children Anne Dow-Clarke (Stephen) and Edward (Marielle); grandchildren Meaghan Clarke, Abigail Clarke and Sophie Dow; sister-in-law Laura Cliffe; nieces Dawne Obleman (Bob), Sandra Marcus, and Karla Henderson; and great-nephew Rick Obleman (Carla) and their children Matt and Avery. Dad was predeceased by his parents, his sister in-law Grace Henderson, brothers-in-law Gordon Cliffe and Doug Henderson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; too many friends to count – and his two very capable hunting dogs, both named Cappy. Dad spent his entire childhood in the town of Boissevain, Manitoba, graduating from Boissevain Collegiate in 1946. From there he attended the University of Manitoba graduating with degrees in Science (1950) and Medicine (1955). Following their marriage in 1955, Mom and Dad moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for one year where Dad studied family medicine before entering into medical practice in Killarney, Manitoba in 1956. Dad served as a physician in the town of Killarney and district for over 40 years, retiring in 1999. For much of his career he was part of a 2 or 3 doctor practice which meant that each doctor spent countless hours “on-call” for weekend and medical calls. In addition he served as a medical examiner for the region for many years. Throughout his time in Killarney Dad was very involved in local politics and numerous community organizations. He served on the building committees for the Tri-Lake Health Centre and the new Killarney United Church. He also found time to serve as a town councillor from 1977-1986, mayor from 1977-1986, and school trustee from 1987-1997. For his dedication and commitment to the community Dad was named “Physician of the Year” by the Manitoba Medical Association in 1990. He was also recognized by the College of Family Physicians of Canadawith a life membership, awarded in 1999. In July of this year he received his 60 year service award from the Masonic Lodge. Dad was a man with boundless energy and to say he was well-rounded would be an understatement. He had numerous hobbies: hunting, fishing, trapshooting, golf, curling, reading, stamp collecting, church choir and travelling. Most importantly Dad was a dedicated family man and a mentor to his children and grandchildren. He was also a world-class tease, never missing an opportunity to frustrate and bemuse those around him. A memorial service was held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Killarney United Church, officiated by Reverend Cole Grambo. Special thanks to the staff at Bayside Personal Care Home, Garth Nichol, the United Church ladies, and to all others who have helped in any way. For those who desire donations may be made to the Bayview Friends (Bayside) or the Killarney United Church Building Fund.
DEVENNY: Murray Scott Devenny passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on August 21, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Murray was the beloved husband of Verona (Verna), father of Cheryl, Timothy, Lloyd, and brother of Gerry and Margaret. He leaves to mourn many special friends and numerous family members including three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Neil Scott and Hannah (nee Hogan) and brother, Neil. Prior to the last three years of being in Brandon, Murray and Verna resided in Yorkton, SK for eight years. Murray worked for the CNR as a locomotive engineer out of The Pas area. After 38 years of service, he retired in 1984. After retiring, both Murray and Verna enjoyed 17 years of fishing, boating, snowmobiling and beautiful sunsets at Rocky Lake in northern Manitoba. As per Murray’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony was held.
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