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WRIGHT: Emma Wright (née Ducharme) 1928-2011, daughter of Daniel Ducharme and Mary Lamirande. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emma Wright, who left us on Saturday, October 8th, 2011 after a lengthy stay at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 83 years. Emma was born in St. Ambroise, Manitoba, on September 20, 1928. She married Richard Wright on October 14th, 1947. Emma spent all her life in Manitoba, except for three years in Camp Borden, ON. Emma loved being a homemaker and took pride in everything she did. Emma overcame many adversities in her life, beating polio at age seven she raised three children and was married for 63 years. Emma was predeceased by brothers J. Gaspard (1937), J. A. Daniel (1934), father Daniel, mother Mary (née Lamirande), sisters Bertha (Tycholaz), Blanche (Connelly), and Shirley (White). Emma is survived by her husband Richard, sons Larry (Patricia), Rick (Joan), daughter JoAnne, five grandchildren (Craig, Kelly, Tracey), (Jeff, Adam), four great grandchildren (Kaitlyn, Jenna), (Griffin, Aubrey) and her brother John (Esther) Ducharme. Emma's family would like to thank the wonderful nurses who cared for Emma while in Palliative care, 3rd floor, Assiniboine Centre and to the doctors and staff. A special thanks to Paul and Frances Pillipow, Clara Marriott and Sherry Bell for your love and support while Emma was in hospital. In keeping with Emma's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial services will be conducted by Rev. Jim Brown, Pastor of St. Georges Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Palliative Care" 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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THOMPSON: Ashley Patricia Thompson died accidentally on October 9, 2011 after a short life of 20 years. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 12, 1990 and spent her life living with her family at their farm North of Brandon. Ashley was always very involved with her family in all their activities. She went with her family on all their trips to Newfoundland to visit her mother’s family and on other trips such as to Vancouver for a wedding, visiting more family in Ontario and a road trip to Alaska. She has visited every province in Canada and approximately one half of the United States. At age 10, Ashley went on a trip to Florida with her family. She visited Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens and Kennedy Space Center. Ashley was thrilled with all the Disney characters she met and the rides she went on. While she was there, Ashley developed a love for roller coasters and went on some of the world class coasters in Florida. At a very early age, Ashley began swimming lessons and progressed up to achieving a Bronze Cross in swimming. Ashley began her schooling at Wee Wisdom Nursery School at age 4. Next year she began kindergarten at Forrest Elementary and stayed there until she graduated Grade 8. She progressed to high School at Elton Collegiate in Forrest and graduated Grade 12 in 2007 after only 3 years in high school. At this point in her life, Ashley did something most people only dream of – she went to Brazil as a foreign exchange student for a year. Ashley stayed with the family of Antonio and Raquel Roxo in the city of Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil and attended Grade 12 at Collegio Consul Carlos Renaux in Brusque. While there, she made many friends, learned Portuguese fluently and even got highest marks in her class in Portuguese. Ashley had to leave before her class graduated, but her class had such regard for her that they read her story at their graduation ceremony. At the end of her term, Ashley’s family joined her and she thoroughly enjoyed introducing them to her host family and friends, acting as translator, andintroducing them to Brazilian culture. Ashley took her family on a mini tour of Brazil and they visited places such as the cities of Curitiba, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro and the fantastic waterfalls at Foz de Iguasu. Upon her return from Brazil, Ashley attended Brandon University, and was well on her way to achieving her goal of becoming a forensic psychologist. Ashley has worked several jobs in her life. She began by babysitting at age 12 and later became a clerk at the 99 Cent Store. She became a summer student at Brandon Research Centre, working with the barley department and became very good friends with her supervisor, Rudy, and the rest of her crew. Ashley enjoyed the types of work she did and made lasting friendships. Ashley always loved kids and seemed to be a magnet for any kids around. They always seemed to flock to her and play with her. Ashley always had a big heart for anyone in trouble and always was available for her friends and family to talk to. Ashley also had a big heart towards animals. In her life, her pets included dogs, cats, rabbits and birds. In later years, she rescued and adopted a ferret and her latest pet was an Algerian hedgehog named Remi. Ashley has belonged to several youth groups. She began by being a member of Forrest Baby Band, and when she began school she joined Girl Guides. Ashley also joined St John Ambulance and progressed through the youth levels of cadet and crusader and became qualified as an Advanced Medical First Responder in 2009. Early in 2009, Ashley began dating Chris Girard who became the love of her life. On October 8, 2011 Ashley and Chris were engaged to be married, one day before her passing. Ashley will be sadly missed by her parents, Frank and Jenny Thompson, her sister Leanne, her fiancé Chris Girard and his parents, Maurice and Betty Girard. Also left to mourn are her Aunts Evelyn from British Columbia, Ruby (Chris), Joyce (Bruce), Edwina (John) from Ontario, Marion (Bruce), Stella (Jerry), Minnie (Randy) and Uncles Roy (Linda), Larry (Muriel), Lloyd (Dulcie) and Richie from Newfoundland, Linda (Al) from Brandon and Helen (George) from Elgin; Host Parents, Antonio and Raquel Roxo, and their family Joaquim and Antonia from Brazil. Also Left to mourn are many cousins from all parts of Canada and friends from all over the world. Ashley was predeceased by her grandparents, Lorne and Bessie Thompson of Brandon, Wilfred and Beatrice Gosse of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and her Aunt Margaret (Syd) of Elphinstone. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ashley's Life was held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm with The Rev. Barbara Jardine officiating. Chris Girard was urn bearer. Ashley was interred in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family would appreciate donations in memory of Ashley to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
“We will never stop missing you and will always love you with all our hearts.Your easygoing ways and beautiful smile will always be a part of us.”
REYNOLDS: After a brief illness, with family by her side, Sheila Reynolds passed away at the Brooks Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Barry Reynolds, and her three sons Jason (Candace), Winnipeg; Kristen (Melanie), Manitou; and Bradley (Rithy), Brooks, Alberta; her mother-in-law Jean, sister- in-law Susan, brother-in-law Randy, and her sister Margaret, Ontario. Her memory will be cherished by her grandchildren Ainsley, Melody, Chantelle, Kaitlyn, Zachary, Akyra, Dylan, and Robert; and nieces Amber and Alissa. Sheila will also be remembered and missed by extended family and close friends. Sheila was born in Moosomin, SK to Arthur and Catherine Tyerman (Stewart). She spent her 'growing-up' years in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she met and married Barry, her teenage sweetheart. Sheila and Barry had three sons and, looking for a smaller community to raise their children, they moved to Brandon, then later Kemnay, residing in Brooks, Alberta in her last years. Family was important to Sheila, especially the children. When grandchildren arrived Sheila was in her glory! She loved playing with them and attending to their unique needs. Sheila also spent quality time with her mother, doing serious and fun things, and was devastated at her passing in 1999. Sheila worked at Woolco/ Wal-mart for 35 years where she loved meeting with the public and working with her team, in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Brooks, Alberta. She met many challenges in the roles she played; learning and experiencing much over the years. Sheila was predeceased by her parents Catherine (Stewart) and Arthur, her brother Gordon, father- in-law Ken Reynolds, and sister-in-law Donna. Sheila will be coming home to Brandon for her service, which will take place at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating.
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OLIVER: Dean Cameron Oliver of Brandon, beloved husband of Merle Oliver and father of Debora (Dwight) Davis and Dennis Oliver and grandpa to April, passed away on October 8, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 81 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Carberry United Church on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Peggy Reid officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
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PETER KRAMARCHUK: We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Peter, with family by his side, on Monday October 10, at Brandon General Hospital at the age of 87. Peter was born in Poland in 1925 and arrived in Canada in 1929. Peter lived his entire life in Carberry except for the years spent in the service of the RCAF as a bomber pilot during WWII. Peter wed the love of his life, Gene Kitson, in 1953, and they spent the next 58 years together sharing a love for family and nature. Peter and Gene owned and operated the Style Shop, working side by side. In 1987 they retired and enjoyed their time together at both Carberry and Delta Beach giving them the opportunity to spend more time with friends and family. Peter was heavily involved in the community. He worked with the Boy Scouts, taught Sunday School, coached minor league hockey, was a volunteer fireman and volunteered at the Children’s Aid Camp. Peter was involved with the formation of the Spruce Woods Provincial Park, the Carberry Ball Park, the Seton Centre and the Junior Rifle Club. He was a Carberry District School Board Secretary-Treasurer. Peter was a member of the Legion, Elks, Fair Board, Game & Fish and Odd Fellows. In 1946 he received the Bronze Cross for heroism. In 2006 Peter received a Life Time Achievement award from the Carberry Chamber of Commerce. Peter was a caring person who enjoyed getting to know everyone he met. He accepted all for who they were and became part of many people’s lives. He loved to talk but always had a message. His stories, jokes, role as the community Santa Claus and his special “lollipop tree” for the children brought many smiles to young and old. His ability to share and appreciate nature with others was passed along to all his family and many friends. His daily morning routine started with filling the bird feeders, caring for the stray cats and enjoying the garden with Gene, marveling at the “Wonderful World”. Peter is survived by his wife Gene, four children and spouses, and seven grandchildren. Beverly/Scott Hamilton (Katherine, Chris, Alanna), Barb/John Ochitwa (Tyson, Tanner), Bruce/Rhonda Kramarchuk (Dylan, Spenser), and Brenda Kramarchuk/Rob Nelson. All of whom adored Peter / Dad / Grandpa. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21, at 2 pm at the St. Agnes Anglican Church in Carberry. A private family internment will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the Crohn’s & Colitis Society or to the Carberry and Area Community Foundation. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
GILL: The death of Douglas Gill occurred at Riverdale Personal Care Home on Thursday, October 13, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Doug's Life will be held at the Rivers United Church on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. A private family interment will be held at the Pettapiece Cemetery. Donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Riverdale Community Complex, Box 365 Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0. Completeobituary information to follow.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PARK: Ruth Park (Millard) née Edwards, beloved mother of Douglas (Nancy) Millard, Kathleen Gauthier (Trevor Zubrecki), and Daryl Millard (deceased), passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the age of 72 years. A Celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Lawrence McInnes, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
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HALL: Denise Heather Hall of Red Deer passed away suddenly on September 20, 2011 at the age of 52. She leaves to mourn her passing, her son Jordan (Candace) Loughlin and their children Cassandra and Cayla; daughter Ashley Loughlin (Dave); brother Ray (Arlene) Hall; sister Karen McGonigle (Darryl); niece Kareena McGonigle; niece Marla McGonigle (Kris) and Marla's children Kjorvan, Sarika and Kaige; as well as numerous friends and extended family. Denise was predeceased by her parents Norman and Claudia of Brandon Manitoba. A memorial was held at St. Mary's Catholic church on Sept. 27th in Red Deer Alberta.
EDMUNDSON: Mary Edmundson of Birtle passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Sunnyside Manor, at the age of 100 years. Mary is survived by her daughters: Marion (Glenn) Maguire of Rivers, Janet (John) Shaw of Brandon, daughter-in-law Melina Edmundson of Brandon, sister Jessie McLean of Shoal Lake, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, Birtle with interment to follow in the Birtle Cemetery. Rev. Chad McCharles will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, Birtle or to Sunnyside Manor, Birtle.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 204- 759-2160.
TUCKER: Mary Irene Tucker (nee Greaves). Peacefully, on Saturday, October 8, 2011 Mary Tucker passed into the loving arms of her late husband Bob, (Dr. F. Robert Tucker). Funeral service will take place on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road at Lyon Street, Winnipeg. Mary’s ashes will be interred at Chapel Lawn (May of 2012). Donations in Mum’s memory would be gratefully accepted at the North Point Douglas Women’s Resource Centre (c/o Elaine Bishop, Executive Director) 221 Austin Street North, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2W 3M8.
PETER KRAMARCHUK: On October 10, 2011, at Brandon Regional Health Centre, Peter Kramarchuk, beloved husband of Gene, passed away at the age of 87 years. A longer obituary and memorial service information will follow.
TUCKER: Mary Irene Tucker (nee Greaves). Peacefully, on Saturday, October 8, 2011 Mary Tucker passed into the loving arms of her late husband Bob, (Dr. F. Robert Tucker). Funeral service will take place on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road at Lyon Street, Winnipeg. Mary’s ashes will be interred at Chapel Lawn (May of 2012). Donations in Mum’s memory would be gratefully accepted at the North Point Douglas Women’s Resource Centre (c/o Elaine Bishop, Executive Director) 221 Austin Street North, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2W 3M8.
PAGE: Grace Page (née Town) 1919-2011. Mrs. Grace Page beloved mother, passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Monday, October 10, 2011, five days short of her 92nd birthday. Grace was born on October 15, 1919 in Brandon, the fifth of eight children. Grace was married in 1941, and while her husband Albert served overseas Grace gave birth to a daughter and worked at McKenzie Seeds. After the war, they took up residence in Brandon and two more children were born. From 1962-1975 she co-owned and operated Chicken Delight on Rosser with her husband. Grace loved travelling, golfing and family events. She was a long time member of the Golf & Country Club. Grace was predeceased by her husband in 2007, after 65 years of marriage, and also by her grandson Brian Seamer. She is survived by her daughter,Valerie (Rex) DeBar of Panama Beach City, Florida, son Raymond (Mary) Page of Brandon, daughter Maureen “Kit” (Don) Thompson of Winnipeg. Grandchildren, Troy Thompson (Sheila), Sean Page, Tiffany (Chris) Westdal. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Madison, Abigail and Carter Westdal, sister Stella Mosey, brother Robert (Betty) Town, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Grace’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. Donations in memory of Grace may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Ave, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8 or to a charity of choice.
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GIUSEPPE: (Joe) Crisanti: March 17, 1936 – October 5, 2011. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Giuseppe (Joe) Crisanti on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Agostina, son Vince and family. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 510 River Ave. Reverend Father Sam Argenziano celebrant. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Mass. A complete obituary to follow in Friday’s edition.
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GROSJEAN: Fernand. April 1, 1929 – September 30, 2011. Fernie passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the age of 82 years. He leaves behind his children Laura Toth and Clifford Grosjean; as well as seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. Fernie was predeceased by his wife Frances; son Martin; both parents and numerous brothers and sisters. Fernie will be forever remembered and always in our hearts. At Fernie’s request there will be no funeral service held. An interment will take place in Brandon, MB, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5.
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Arrangements are in care of Pierson’s Funeral Service, Calgary. Telephone 403-235-3602.
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