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HEPINSTALL: Jean Hepinstall (née Mackie) passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the age of 97 years. Jean was born in Brandon on November 22, 1914, the eldest of three children born to David and Sarah Mackie. She was educated in Brandon and lived her adult life being very involved in First Presbyterian Church. Her passion was singing and she was an active member and soloist in the church choir, soloist for the Christian Science Church, and president of the Heather Club for five terms. It was through the Presbyterian Church that Jean met Albert Hepinstall and they were married in November 1958. They lived a quiet life in Brandon, with summer weekends spent at Sandy Lake. A “laker” Jean was not, but she was a wonderful cook, and although “Hep” did not have his wife by his side while he fished, he did eat well when got back to shore. Following Hep’s passing in 1986, Jean continued to reside in Scotia Towers until 2002, when difficulty walking made it necessary to move to Fairview Home. Jean was predeceased by both parents in 1966, her brother David “Jock” Mackie in 2007 and Jock’s daughter Wendy Pacholok, also in 2007. Jean is survived by her stepson, A.J. (Bert) Hepinstall (Evelyn) and their daughters Vicki and Nancy, and Nancy’s son, Gabriel Long, all of Nanaimo, BC. Also surviving is Jean’s younger brother, Donald Mackie, and his son, Guy (Beverly) and their daughters Jessica and Jolene, all of Kelowna, BC. Don’s wife, Joan, passed away in 1994. Surviving members of Jock’s family include his wife, Margaret, daughters Susan Tait (Bob) and their daughters Jill and Erin, Lynne Mackie and Wendy’s husband, Richard Pacholok and children Jessica Harms (Kenton and Elysia,) Kate and Danny, all of Brandon. Lists of surviving relatives can be long, but when a move is made to a personal care home, a new family comes in to play… and so it was at Fairview Home 3rd floor. To Jennifer, Miriam, Florence, “doctor” Craig and D.J. (Jean’s bingo buddy,) we say thank you to them, and to all the staff who helped Jean through these past ten years. And finally, we thank the young lady Jean looked for everyday, whether she was working or not…Meredith. The funeral service was held on Monday, June 18 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. Interment was in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to a charity of choice.
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DAVIES: On June 1, 2012, our darling mom Sheila Davies left this earth to be with her husband Tom, but not without giving her loving family six years of joy, love and support after he passed away in 2006. She was born in 1933 in London, England. After the loss of her father in the Battle of El Alemein in North Africa, Sheila, at the age of 12, along with her mom and new dad came to Canada to start their life in Carberry. Although life was tough on the farm, Mom would always say "there was a whole lotta love there." She met her life partner Tom when they were both working at Malco Electric. They were married and had four children, Maureen, Michael, Mark and Tommy. Although life raising four kids in the north end of Brandon was tough, we as children all felt happy, loved and valued. Mom was a real family woman and had that way of always making you feel special. She was kind, gentle and the most non-judgemental person you could ever meet. She could find the good in everyone, and they always responded in kind, always referring to her as a "little sweetheart". Although her health was always an issue, she kept going and appreciated all the little things most of us take for granted. She never let health stop her from caring for her family and being there for them.When Dad passed away in 2006, everyone thought she would give up on life, but as she had such a fighting spirit, this was not to be. Her health went steadily downhill, but she still had her smile, that special glow in her eyes for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and that kind word for anyone she came in contact with. We considered our Mom a hero for all her love and care she gave us when we were growing up and became adults and she passed that baton to our brother Michael, who, when our dad passed on, quit his job to take care of Mom, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until she passed away. Every want and need she had, Michael gave, and no one could have cared for their parent as he could. In our eyes he is a hero for without his care, we wouldn't have had her in our lives as long as we did. We will so miss her smile, soft cheek as we kissed her good-bye and her "See you soon". She leaves to mourn her passing, her children Maureen (Scott), Michael, Mark (Pam), Tommy and seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by her husband Tom in 2006 and previously lost her mom and dad. In remembrance of Sheila, if you wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as heart attack is what took both of our parents. The Davies and McFayden Families would liketo thank all of their friends and family for the flowers, food and kindness that was given to them during this sad time. Very special thanks to best friends Kathy and Wayne Yonda, who along with their family cooked, baked and served at the luncheon after the service. Special thanks to Vern Schneider of Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, who has been a rock.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
COLLEAUX: Fernie Colleaux of Medicine Hat, Alberta passed away June 7, 2012, age 92. Born and raised on a farm at Deleau, Manitoba. Fernie served in WW2, 1940-1946. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 55 years, son Derrick, sister Alice Brown, of Brandon, Manitoba, six step children, many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Hector and Lea Colleaux, one brother and three sisters. Service was held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Medicine Hat.
CAREY: Vi (Rampton) Carey, beloved mother of Glenn, Lorrel, Janis, Stanley, Merrilee and the late Crosby Rampton, passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba, on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the age of 90 years. Funeral services will be held from Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25th with Reverend Craig Miller officiating. Interment will be in Johnston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the WestMan Nursing Home Remembrance Fund in memory of Vi.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
BLAKE: Albert Edward Blake of Winnipeg, MB passed away peacefully on June 19, 2012 at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg in his 93rd year. Albert is survived by his beloved wife Eileen of Winnipeg, sister- in-law Margaret Ackroyd of Brandon and brother-in-law Roy Murray of Vernon, B.C. Complete notice information to follow. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, 727-0694.
KUCHER: Craig Kucher dear son of Sharon and Rick, loving brother of Amanda, Melissa and Sherry, grandson of Frank and Leona Kucher and Vera Loader passed away suddenly on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the age of 24 years. A memorial service will take place at Central United Church 327-8th Street on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Donations in memory of Craig may be made to Habitat for Humanity Brandon, Suite #122, 342 Park Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7A7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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STEPHENS: Celia Elizabeth (Rice) Stephens passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Saturday June 16th. She was born on February 23, 1914 to William and Dorothy Rice in the Riverside Municipality south of Wawanesa. Celia grew-up on a farm in the Tiger Hills and attended Lily Hill, Duncraig and Tenterfield Schools. Following her marriage to Howard Stephens, she took an active role in their farming and raising hereford cattle. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Howard Stephens, brother James, sister- in-law Pearl and daughter -in-law Carol. She is survived by her son, Bill of Winnipeg, daughter Beverly (Norman) Kalinski of Carroll, grandson Tim (Cara) Stephens and great-grand daughters Sara and Hannah of Calgary as well as many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Wawanesa Cemetery on Wednesday June 20th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Wawanesa Personal Care Home.
SCHOONBAERT: Georgette Y. Schoonbaert age 83, beloved wife of the late Oscar H. Schoonbaert passed away at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home in Deloraine, MB on June 18, 2012. A public prayer service will be held on Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Smith's Funeral Home Deloraine, MB. In accordance with Georgette's wishes a private graveside will be held at the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery in Deloraine, MB on Thursday June 21, 2012. Donations in memory of Georgette may be made to the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, MB. On-line condolences can be made at
Smith's Funeral Home, phone (204)747-2088.
KING: Robert Allan King, late of Winnipeg, formerly of Brandon, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the age of 53 years. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
FORREST: Isabel (Belle) Forrest; beloved wife of the late William Forrest; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Friday, June 15, 2012 just 13 days short of her 102nd birthday. A service to celebrate Belle’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00pm with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Belle’s memory to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Dr, Kanata, ON, K2M 2W1; Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6; or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
DOWNES: Wilbert Lawrence Downes of Brandon and formerly of Birtle passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Fairview Home in Brandon at the age of 94 years. Wilbert is survived by his children: Bob (Barb) Downes of Winnipeg and Betty Watt of Brandon and families. The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Church, 1515 - 6th Street, Brandon. Interment will follow at the Birtle Cemetery at 3:30 p.m., Birtle, Manitoba. Rev. Wayne Sanderson will officiate.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
BELL:Gordon Moffat, 62 years, beloved husband of Donna Bell, father of Dana and the late Scott Bell, died in the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, June 15, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Community Hall, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Gord, donations may be made to the BRHC Foundation “ A Sense of Home” Campaign 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
STILWELL: The death of John Dixon "Jack" Stilwell of Brandon, beloved husband of Agnes and dear father of Annie, Andrew and Bill, occurred in the city on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm. Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary's Anglican Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jack to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RUTHERFORD: Passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home on Saturday June 16, 2012 at the age of 70 years, Gerald William Rutherford, of Glenboro MB. Gerald leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Shirley (nee Campbell), children Laurie & wife Lorraine of Wawanesa, Corinne & husband Les Gillis of Cypress River, Darren & wife Corrine of Stockton, Kelly Ann & husband Herb of Langley B.C., Ryan & wife Kristi of Glenboro, fourteen grandchildren; sisters Annabelle Barnett of Grandview MB & Mary-Dell (Tom) Findlay of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan as well as numerous extended relatives & friends. Gerald was predeceased by his parents George (1991) & Florence (1993), in-laws Fred & Lillian Campbell, brothers- in-law Bob Harrod & Edward Barnett. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday June 21, 2012 at 11:00 am at Millford Cemetery, Stockton MB, with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Following the interment, a reception will be held in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Gerald’s memory to the John Tosh Memorial Fund, (Proceeds to the New Glenboro Arena Fund), c/o Village of Glenboro, Box 190, Glenboro MB or to the Glenboro Community Playground Committee, c/o Anna Naismith, Box 234, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
HAYWARD: The peaceful passing of Gwenneth "Gwen" Hayward, beloved wife of the late Robert "Bob" Hayward, and loving mother to Susan, Craig and Shelly occurred at her residence Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Monday, June 11, 2012. A Come and Go reception will be held to celebrate Gwen's life at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Rev. David Wilson will officiate. Donations in memory of Gwen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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