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POPEL: Bertram Popel, March 25, 1917 - October 17, 2011. With great sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bert, on October 17, 2011 at the River East Personal Care Home, in Winnipeg with daughter Peggy at his side. Bert was born in Winnipeg to Theophile and Helen (nee Mikitowicz) Popel. He was the youngest of four sons. Dad loved sports and played many of them in his early years. His interest in sports continued as an “armchair athlete” as he grew older, watching games on TV whenever he could. He kept track of the stats, the players and knew a great deal about hockey, baseball and football. He and Mom even traveled to Minneapolis several times to take in ball games. Dad served as an aircraft mechanic during WWII which may have been where he developed an aptitude for doing his own repairs. Living through the Depression also helped him learn how to make things last. After the war, Dad met and married Olive Cormylo and together they raised three children, Terry, Pat and Peggy. They were fortunate to celebrate over 50 years of marriage. Dad had a long career with the Canadian Pacific Railway, retiring at the age of 65 as a Signal Supervisor. He was a conscientious worker and a dedicated employee. When he was on call, there were many times when problems in the signal department took him away from his young family. To Dad, it was just part of the job. Dad and Mom enjoyed traveling, especially to visit relatives in Vancouver, Edmonton, Kenora and New York. In their later years, they took a couple of winter vacations to Hawaii and enjoyed a few longer stays in Victoria in order to escape the harsh Winnipeg winters. Dad was first and foremost a family man. He was always available to help his children; he took interest in the pursuits of his grandchildren and he was also a very good caregiver to Mom as her health deteriorated. He could sew, mend, cook, do household repairs, plant flowers and help his kids with their homework, long before it was common for men to take on so many domestic roles. He was a great example to all of us. Dad also had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell stories about his upbringing. He always enjoyed a good joke. Dad and Mom were devout Catholics, attending St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in West Kildonan for many years when our family lived in Garden City. Dad was predeceased by Mom in January 1999 and by all three of his brothers and their spouses: Joseph (Fran), Walter (Anne) and Ed (Helen). When Dad was no longer able to live independently, he moved to River East Personal Care Home until his demise. Bert’s family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by the staff on Charity Road. Bert leaves to mourn his passing a son, Terry (Carol) of Winnipeg, daughter Pat Hayward (Tony) of Brandon, and daughter Peggy Murenko (Igor) of West St. Paul, grandchildren Natalie (Greg Champagne) of Ottawa, Tobin Hayward (Kaley) of Calgary, Deidre Hayward of Virden, and Chris and Andrew Murenko of West St. Paul; great-grandchildren Connor and Brendan Champagne and great-granddaughter, Emari Hayward. Bert is also survived by a sister-in-law, Pat Bohoslawec of Kenora, and many nieces and nephews. A private funeral service for Dad was held at Glen Eden Funeral Home, Winnipeg, on Friday, October 21, 2011, where Dad was interred alongside Mom.
Peace be with you, Dad.We’ll continue to love and cherish your memory.
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MOLLOY: George Patrick - Junior passed away peacefully on a sunny Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Port Alberni, BC at the age of 65. His best friend and loving wife, Debbie was at his side. Predeceased by parents George and Catherine; a sister in infancy, numerous aunts and uncles, nephew Gerry and niece Carol. George is survived by his wife Debbie, his sister and brother in Nova Scotia and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Junior made friends wherever he went. Be it during his UN tours of duty; postings throughout Canada and Germany, during his Canadian Armed Forces career, camping wherever he went in a Westphalia in Canada and the US, as well as in Port Alberni where he and Debbie have lived since his retirement from the Canadian Forces. Celebrations of life will be held in Port Alberni, BC and Nova Scotia at later dates. Cremation has taken place. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.ca In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to Ty Watson House Hospice Foundation, 2649 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1Z8 or West Coast General Hospital Foundation, 3949 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4S1. For those fortunate to have had a “Junior Experience”, he would be pleased if you would do any or all of the following: Say hello to a stranger and wish them a good day. Start a conversation with your neighbors.Wave to everyone driving by your home and smile!Chapel Of Memories Funeral Directors – (250) 723-3633.
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HAWKINS: Harold, 91 years, formally of Rounthwaite and Nesbitt districts. The surviving family members of Harold Hawkins sadly announce his passing on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Souris Health Centre. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery Souris, Manitoba on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow at St. Paul’s United Church Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Harold, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre Special Equipment Fund c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0M 2C0. Complete obituary to follow. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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GILL: Douglas Harland Gill passed away October 13, 2011 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home in Rivers. Doug was born December 2, 1929, second child, eldest son of Arthur and Bessie (Harland) Gill on the Gill farm in the RM of Blanshard, homesteaded by his grandfather in 1881. He attended a small one room schoolhouse, Medina, near the farm, and then finished high school in Cardale. He attended U of M and received a diploma in Agriculture. June 14, 1952, Doug married Eunice Joiner of Rossburn and they purchased the farm from his father. They had a grain and livestock operation which eventually involved a 2000 bird layer barn. The egg business was a vital link to the success of the farm and enabled the purchase of a good line of modern equipment. A fair amount of effort was put into making the farm more productive. Doug was a Smith Roles agent. When they purchased an adjoining 1/4 section of land, they acquired an old farmhouse. They decided to renovate the old house and had it moved to Rossman Lake to be used as a family cabin. The hours of work paid off as time at the lake, near the golf course, made for a lot of good times with family and friends in that area. Doug and Eunice had four children, Ken, twins Gaye and Grant and Norma. Inglewood Farm became a Century Farm in 1981 with Grant, the 4th generation Gill descendant on the farm. Doug enjoyed golfing, playing pool, barbershop singing and playing the baritone in the Rivers Brass Band. Doug was a member of the Lion’s Club in Rivers and Duncan, B.C. They went on bus tours to California, Florida and the Bahamas. Eunice died as a result of injuries from a gas explosion which occurred while they were completing their retirement home in 1981. He was a Councillor and Reeve for the RM of Blanshard and Mayor of Rivers. Doug also travelled to Washington DC, New Orleans, Texas and England. He married Edith Zienkiewicz in 1985 and retired to British Columbia. He returned to Rivers every summer to help out with the harvest but was easily persuaded to go golfing if the opportunity arose. Doug moved back to Rivers in 2004 and moved into one of the condos built by the Lion’s Club. He remained there until a time when he required further care and resided for a short time in the Birtle Health Centre before returning to the Riverdale Personal Care Home. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Bessie Gill, wife Eunice Gill, sister Ruth Gill, brother Murray Gill, nephew Ward Gill, brothers- in-law Marshall Dupuis, John Brownridge and Russell Millard, Bill Joiner, Sterling Veitch, Rowatt Veitch, Dave Cleland and sister-in-law Margaret Cleland. He is survived by his son Ken, daughter Gaye Loree (Darrell), son Grant (Terry) and daughter Norma. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Doug (Tracey), Lindsay and Stacy Loree, Nick Gill (Debra) and Wesley, Emily and Cory Gill. He is also survived by two great-granddaughters, Sienna and Jaslyn Cyca-Loree. Doug is survived by siblings Doreen Millard, Shirley Dupuis, Marjorie Brownridge and Stan Gill (Audrey) as well as Eunice’s brother Doug Joiner (Pauline) and sisters-in-law Olive Veitch and Lorna Veitch. The Ceremony to Celebrate Doug’s Life will be held at the Rivers United Church on Saturday, October 22, 2011 (today) at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Honorary pallbearers are Bob and Charlotte MacDonald, Bill Citulsky, Gerald and Nola Shier, Donna Bate and Doreen Bate. A private family interment will be held at the Pettapiece Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverdale Community Complex, Box 365, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BARROWS: In the wee hours of September 20, 2011 Gordon passed away with his wife and children at his side. Gordon was born May 9, 1949 to Roy and Eileen Barrows in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For whatever reason at the tender age of 9 months, he became a ward of his grandparents, Howard and Violet and came to live with them on the family farm. Lloyd and Earl, his uncles resided at the farm also. Gord attended school at Pierson, Manitoba. At the age of sixteen he quit school and tried his hand at various jobs. He attempted to go back to school at the age of eighteen but it wasn't for him. He met Kathy Goleski at a dance in Pierson, Manitoba, they fell in love and were married at Bossevain, Manitoba on June 24, 1967. Shortly after, Gord took a job in the oil at Oxbow, Saskatchewan. The oil took them on many adventures. The first, they spent three months in New Brunswick in 1968. December, 1968 their first daughter Angela was born. Then it was off to Fort St. John, B.C. where Tina was born. Drayton Valley, Alberta was their next stop where daughters Leslie and Jody were born. In 1974, Gord moved his growing family back to Pierson, Manitoba and their son Kirk was born at Melita, Manitoba in 1975. Gord took a job in 1977 at Bryd Siding buying grain for N. M. Paterson. These were the best years for Gordon. He spent countless hours at the rink with his children, watching them curl and play hockey. He also played hockey with the old timer's. The area was a great place to fish and hunt, which he enjoyed immensely. In 1994, Gord and Kathy moved back to the home farm at Pierson, Manitoba. Gordon continued to work on the oil, the last few winters he worked at Cold Lake, Alberta. In 2004 he spent time working in India, which he was so proud of. In 2006 he had a triple bypass and a year later his kidneys failed. He started dialysis in 2007 in Brandon. They moved to Brandon October, 2007 to continue his treatments. Although it took a lot out of him, he took in all the Wheat King games becoming a season ticketholder. This brought him great joy. The greatest joy for him was spending time with his children, going to movies, farmer's markets and shopping. He would say his greatest accomplishments were his children, which he was so proud of. February, 2011, Gordon was forced to go into Palliative Care. There he had many friends and they all helped each other to go through this journey. He loved the staff and we were so grateful that he was well looked after. Gordon was predeceased by his grandparents Howard and Violet Barrows,uncles Lloyd and Earl, father and mother-in-law Frank and Phyllis Goleski,three nephews, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Left to mourn are hiswife Kathy of 44 years, daughter Angela (Scott) Johnston, Evan and Kyle; daughter Tina (Gregg) Steele, Sarah and Jamie; daughter Leslie (Aubrey) Gibson, Kurtis and Jennifer; daughter Jody (Grant) Hume, Ashley, Gabriel, Brian and Graham; son Kirk (Melanie) Barrows, Trayson, Brett, and Breanne. Also Kathy's family Laverne, Victor (Lorna), Robert (Barb), John, Sharon (Earl), Gord (Bev), Barb (Robert), Mike (Deb), Debbie (Shaun), Danny (Teri). The Ceremony to Celebrate Gordon's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, September 24, 2011 with Mr. Joe Ball officiating. A special prayer was read by Rose Badham. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BARLETTA: Joseph Natale Barletta 1928 – 2011. Joseph Barletta of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Joseph was born on January 1, 1928 in Caraffe del Bianco, Italy, to his parents, Vincenzo Barletta and Aketa Alvaro. Raised in this small rural village, Joseph (Joe) was the eldest of their three sons; with two younger brothers, Carmello and Dominique. From an early age, Joe pursued a path that included a passion for education, and for a better life than was possible in his village. He completed his early education in Italy, before deciding like his brother Dominique before him, to leave Italy for Canada in 1954. Joe’s early years in Canada were difficult, coming to a new land without knowledge of the language, and few resources, save a determination to make a better life for himself and his future family. Joe came to settle in London, Ontario, where he became a Canadian Citizen in 1960. He completed his studies in London, including Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French and Latin, 1964, and Master of Arts in French, 1966, at the University of Western Ontario. He married Vivian Husband in London, in 1959. Joseph and Vivian had two children, Vonnie Barletta, born November 17, 1960 and Paul Barletta, born June 16, 1966. Joseph came to Brandon in 1969, to join the faculty at Brandon University, where he taught in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages until his retirement in 1989. While at Brandon University, he married Luba Davidsky in 1976. Together Joe and Luba had one son, Vincent Barletta, born June 20, 1978. Joseph was a popular professor with his students and was active in the life of the campus community throughout his career. Upon retirement, Joe continued to live a rich and fulfilling life. Joseph was a frequent traveller and spent many winters in Acapulco, Mexico, where he enjoyed the pleasures of sun and sea with family and friends. While his final years were troubled by an on-going battle with cancer, Joe continued to enjoy life with good spirit and vigour, until his final passing, surrounded by family and friends at Brandon Regional Health Centre on October 19, 2011. Joseph is survived by his loving children and their families: Vonnie and her partner Tony; Paul and his wife Charlene; and his son Vincent. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Greg, Sara, Kyle, Jeffrey and Brendan and great-grandson Darian. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2011 with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be sent to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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ALLAN: Mildred C. Allan, beloved mother of Grant (Joanne) and Barry (Jill), grandmother of Shayne (Tina), Devin and Brett (Melanie) and great-grandma of Isaac, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. A private family graveside service will be held at the McCreary Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mildred may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7, Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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AIREY: The death of Gordon Gerald Airey of Brandon occurred at his residenceon Tuesday, October 18, 2011. A private graveside ceremony was held atRivers Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BOULANGER: Maurice, 78 years, beloved husband of Jeanne Boulanger, father of Lucie, Yvette, Dolores and Felix, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Maurice, donations may be made to The Grande Clairiere Cemetery Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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BERRY: Llewellyn Douglas (Doug), April 22, 1945-October 16, 2011. Doug Berry passed away at home suddenly, Sunday afternoon at the age of 66 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Dianne Laframboise, his sons Scott (Sara), Geoff (Courtney) and Chris Berry (Samantha), his granddaughters Ashlyn and Kaitlyn Berry, his mother Mary Berry-Hill, sister Joan Berry and brothers Holland, Donald, Bryon Berry and their spouses along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born and raised in Virden, MB, Doug spent his childhood years growing up in Cromer and Brandon, MB. He also attended and played football at the famous college of Notre Dame “Home of the Hounds” in Wilcox, SK and over these years made many strong friendships and memories. For over 40 years, Doug was dedicated to the Flooring Industry in many capacities. He initially worked in the wholesale industry with Bigelow and Hardings, and later moved to commercial floor covering with Rundle Floors. For the past 20 years has owned and managed a family business “Berry Flooring”. He truly loved this business, his customers, his staff and his many friends throughout the industry. Doug loved golfing, vacationing at his home in Arizona, his Westies and of course, his time with family and friends sharing laughter and groans at his never ending efforts and success at humour. A “Celebration of Life” will be held for Doug from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Delta Calgary South “Atrium Building”, 135 Southland Drive S.E., Calgary, AB. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or, in Doug’s honor, sign your organ donor card.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to doug@berryflooring.com
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BOULANGER: Maurice, 78 years, beloved husband of Jeanne Boulanger, father of Lucie, Yvette, Dolores and Felix, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Maurice, donations may be made to The Grande Clairiere Cemetery Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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BARLETTA: Joseph Barletta of Brandon, beloved father of Vonnie, Paul and Vincent, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the age of 83 years. A Memorial Service to honor Joseph’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. Interment will be held at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SIMPSON: Edward (Ted) Alexander Simpson Born February 5, 1929 in Silver Creek Municipality, Manitoba Passed Away October 15, 2011 at Grace Hospital Winnipeg, Manitoba He is predeceased by his wife Maryann. He is survived by his children Roy (Bev), Linda (Dan), Bill (Theresa), Denise, Debbie, Shirley-Ann (Shawn) and Brenda-Lea, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Dad’s life will be held at Lauder, Manitoba on Monday Oct 24th, 2011 at 2:00pm in the Lauder Hall with lunch to follow. A private family interment will take place at a future date in Silverton, Manitoba as per Dad’s wishes. The Family thanks the staff at the Grace Hospital for their care of Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lauder Inn.
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HEDLEY: Reginald Frank Hedley, of Hamiota, Manitoba; passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 78 years of age. Reg is survived by his beloved wife Gerry; sons Brian and Brent; daughter Gina (Kent) Freeborn; and grandchildren Adam, Kayla, and Taylor Hedley, Cole Corlette-Hedley, Kirsten and Kyle Freeborn. A service to celebrate Reg’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Knight, Strathclair Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Reg’s memory to the Gideons International in Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2 or to the Canadian Liver Foundation, 210 – 375 York Avenue, Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3X 2J1.
Messages of condolence to the family can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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SHANNACAPPO (Whitebird): Rose Shannacappo, February 5, 1929 - October 15, 2011. On October 15, 2011 at 3:00 a.m. in the morning, Rose made the transition into the spirit world at the age of 82. Rose was predeceased by her husband James, daughter Marlene, parents Sara and Alex, sisters Isabelle and Madeline, brothers Wilfred, Samuel, Herman and granddaughter Elaine Kasto. Rose is survived by her siblings Mary, Joe, Stanley, and Agnes, her children Florence (Donald), Dennis, Douglas, Judy (Percy), Louella (Gerald), Isabelle (Denis), Morris (Sheila), Darren (Shannon), daughter-in-law Eva, stepson Wayne (Val), 24 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Rose will be missed and her lasting legacy will be celebrated on Thursday, October 20, 2011 with a Traditional Feast starting at 11:00 a.m. and formal service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Southquill Hall, Rolling River First Nation followed by interment beside her loved ones, friends and acquaintances who have gone on ahead into the Spirit World. Deacon Conrad Plante officiating.
“Shed not tears of sorrow for me, but rather tears of joy and laughter and celebrate my life; I am only a thought and prayer away and will forever remain within each and every one of you”
Mino-pimatisik, Shawendik, Baapik
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