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ASHBEE: Phyllis May Ashbee, beloved wife of Rev. Ronald Ashbee and dear mother to Phyllis, Beverley and Bill, passed away at Fairview Home on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. May was born in Prince Albert, SK September 27, 1919, the first of four girls born to Ned and Christie Irvine. She grew upon the farm, a section of land in the Halcro District southeast of Prince Albert. Very early in her childhood her father appointed May as his “right hand man” because she loved to help with the farm chores. At the age of six, she was too young to walk the distance to school by herself, so she began attending school at the age of 7 1Ž2 with her younger sister Esther. Her natural love of learning enabled her to catch up to her classmates very quickly. A year or two after finishing her schooling May took a position at the Prince Albert Sanatorium. May later worked in the Burns meat packing plant until she obtained a job as a teller in the Imperial Bank. Music was very dear to May’s heart. She loved to attend concerts at Brandon University with her daughter Phyllis or with the Price family, as well as performances by her grandchildren. May was introduced to Ron Ashbee at the Pentecostal Church in Prince Albert where he was assistant pastor. Both were in their early thirties when they met. They married on November 24, 1951 and after a brief honeymoon they moved to McBride, BC where Ron assisted his sister and brother -in-law in pasturing a small church. On May 9, 1953 their daughter Phyllis was born. That summer Ron accepted the invitation to pastor a small church in Spruce Lake, Saskatchewan and the family moved back to the prairies. Twins, Beverley and Billy were born on July 31, 1954. During the child-rearing years May demonstrated self- sacrifice for the well-being of her children. She was creative and thrifty on a modest pastor’s salary, sewing most of her children’s clothing. The family moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan and then to Winnipeg in 1964. May returned to working outside the home at the University of Manitoba Student Union building. In 1971, the family moved to Brandon where she worked at the new Canadian Tire store until retirement. Keen “detective” skills came in handy with her children or at work when people would try to steal goods from the store. May seemed to have eyes in the back of her head. She was always loved by the people in each church where Ron served as pastor. Being very hospitable, her home was always a welcome place for friends. She loved gardening and was a talented baker, renowned for her unforgettable apple pie and raisin cookies. Corresponding with family and friends was very important. May was proud of her husband and believed in and trusted her children. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved being around children and young people, even if their music was louder than she enjoyed! Ron and May 9 wonderful years together. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Bethel Christian Assembly on Monday, August 8, 2011. Pastor Mike Davis and Pastor Bill Ashbee officiated. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of May to the Circle Square Ranch, P.O. Box 99, Austin, Manitoba, R0H 0C0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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APLIN: Alvin “Al” Austin of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at the age of 74 years, 11 months, just the way he always said he wanted to go. Al was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba August 27, 1936 to parents “Jim” James Aplin and Anne Mary Brausse. He received his education in Flin Flon and after high school took a Diesel Mechanics course at what was then MIT in Winnipeg. Upon completing his education, he worked various jobs always being drawn to mining towns including Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Flin Flon, Manitoba where he earned his 2nd Class Power Engineer Ticket of which he was very proud. Al loved the North and in summers would spend countless hours fishing and scouting for good Moose hunting areas with his friends, covering over a hundred lakes a year. We are left with many stories and photos of his experiences of those memorable times. In 1958, he married Ruth Christina Hymers and they lived and worked in Flin Flon for 8 years before moving south to Brandon with their two children, Valerie and Lindsay in 1966. Cheryl was born in 1971 and their family was complete. His work experience included Pitt’s Construction at Shilo and Camp Hughes as Power Engineer, Dryden Chemical in Brandon, and with Government Services & Infrastructure with the Province of Manitoba starting in the Power House at BMHC in 1974 and retiring as Trades Pool Coordinator in 2001 after 26 years. During this time, he worked with Henry Newton on his off-hours doing whatever needed to be done in the Construction trade. Sadly, Ruth passed away in November of 1980 and Al was a single Dad. In 1987, he met and married Geraldine “Gerrie” Summers and together they were very active with the Brandon Wildlife Association, where he served as President for a few years and also did a term as Big Game Chairman on the Manitoba Wildlife Federation Executive. He, together with 8 other partners, purchased their beloved “Gunn Creek Ranch” hunting lodge where hundreds of happy memories were made. He and Gerrie were also active with the Brandon Gun Club, serving on their executive and participating in Trap Shoot Competitions all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario and North Dakota. It was then they began A&G Shooting Sports, and in addition to doing a popular mail order business made countless friends, travelling around to Gun Show Venues in and around the Province. Before retiring from The Provincial Government, he took up the sport of Golf at age 63. He became an avid golfer, leaving trapshooting behind and even after his stroke at age 70, could still hit a mean golf ball. He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Anne, his first wife Ruth; and Gerrie’s mother in January of this year. His commanding presence will be sorely missed by his very loving wife Gerrie, his children Valerie (Brad Smith), Jessica (Kristian) and Michael; son Lindsay and children Tanner and Sara and their mother Cindy (Martin); daughter Cheryl (Grant Kukurudz), Mackenzie and Stella; Gerrie’s children; Jeanne (Joe Horvath), Jayden (Hollie) Cole and Morgan (Adam); and Evan (Helene Malo), Pascal, Riel, Emilie, Tatyana, Carmen, Rachelle and Nadia. His only brother Robert “Bob” Aplin (Candace); Gerrie’s sister and brother-in-law Grace and Jack Irwin, brother and sister-in-law Dale and Ruth Topping; nieces, nephews and many beloved cousins, extended families, treasured friends and coffee buddies. A service to celebrate Al’s life was held at St. Matthews Cathedral on August 9th, 2011 with the Venerable Paul Curtis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or Charity of Choice.
To place a message of condolence or to view the video tribute, please visit www.brockiedonovan.com
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STUART: George Herbert. George Stuart passed away, peacefully, on June 21st at the Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oakbank, Manitoba. George was born on May 22nd, 1918 in Grimsby, Ontario to Sam and Margaret Stuart. He is predeceased by three brothers and a sister .. Bill, Ernest and Neil, and sister Evelyn. George moved to Manitoba in 1940 when he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, married his first wife Gwen in 1945 (who pre-deceased him in 1981) .. and had an exemplary career serving in many Manitoba communities including Souris, McCreary, Carberry, Minnedosa, Brandon, The Pas and Headingley .. retiring with the rank of Sergeant in 1966, to Brandon, Manitoba .. wherehe assumed the duties of Sheriff of the Western Manitoba Judicial District, shortly thereafter. George remarried in 1984 to Evelyn Charnock, then retired from the Sheriff’s position in 1985 and enjoyed many wonderful years travelling the world with Eve, who predeceased him in 2008. George was a gentleman in the true sense of the word. He had a love for animals, especially cats, and a love for music especially the harmonica. George is survived by three sons, Jack and wife Dorothy in Calgary, Alberta; Bruce and wife Merrilee in Victoria, B.C. and Neil (Charnock) and wife Cathy in Oakbank, Manitoba. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, sisters- in-law Mae and Georgina and several nieces and nephews as well as many loving friends. Friends may join in a celebration of George’s life on Saturday, August 20th at the Royal Oak Inn in Brandon, 3130 Victoria Avenue at 11:00 am. The family would like to thank the staff at the KinplacePersonal Care Home for their wonderful care of George over the past three years. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society 2200 17th Street East, Brandon R7A 7M6 in George’s name. Condolences may be sent to Seasons Funeral Service, 576 Balsam Crescent, Oakbank, Manitoba, R0E 1J0 or email seasons1@mts.net
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KARAU: Fred Karau of Brandon, beloved husband of Shirley and dear father of Pam (Sean) Green and Yvonne (Wayne) Adolph and papa to Dante Green passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the age of 68 years. A Celebration of Fred’s life will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fred may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room 0NI160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or to the Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3P3 Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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RAYNOR: It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of William George (Bill) Raynor, August 2, 2011 in Westlock, AB at the age of 76. Bill was predeceased by his father Frank, mother Edith, infant son Gary, infant sister Katherine, sister Lois Hanni and son-in-law Lowell Burkholder. Left to mourn are his long time partner Nancy Cornish, Dorothy Raynor, daughters Joanne Burkholder, Donna (Richard) Corley, grandchildren Chad, Chelsea and Breanna, brother Fred (Anne) Raynor, brother-in-law Rudy (Trudy) Hanni and Bill’s extended family, daughters Susan (Rob) Peebles, Ann (Michael) Kashty, Lynn (Tyler) Mitchelson, sons Tim (Pauline) Cornish, Michael (Lorysa) Cornish, grandchildren Jennifer, Josh, Meaghan, Nicholas, Eugene, Alex, Myles, Ryan, Lauren, Sarah, Trajan, Talon, great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was born July 10, 1935 in Carievale, Saskatchewan. At a very young age Bill became very mechanically inclined and would work alongside anyone in town caring to take him on and spent many hours with his father at his welding/repair shop. He worked for the Dean Family for a number of years then at Jack Muldoon’s garage where Bill worked until the time Jack sold his garage. Bill decided that the time was right for him to move on and so in 1970 Bill and Donna moved to Killarney, MB, where Bill worked for Frank Collyer at Frank’s Service as the head foreman. In 1979 Bill moved to Brandon, MB, working for such places as the Co-op Implements, Fort Ignition, and NAPA until his retirement in 1997. Throughout his retirement Bill continued fixing carburetors and the last 20 years Bill and Nancy have been constant companions, spending time with the family, travelling, camping and playing cards. Bill loved life and lived it to its fullest. He played baseball and curled in his early years and spent time socializing at his homes away from home, “Brandon Curling Club” and “Brandon Seniors for Seniors”. He also enjoyed serving breakfast for “Food for Thought” at a local school in Brandon for many years. Bill was an avid sports fan and was most often seen at the Brandon Wheat Kings games and he proudly flew the Saskatchewan Roughriders flag in his back yard. Bill left a huge impact in the hearts of everyone he met with his gentle voice big smile and kind ways. He will be deeply missed. A “Celebration” of Bill’s life will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2 pm at Brandon Seniors for Seniors, 311 Park Ave. East. All are welcome. A private family burial will be held at Carievale, Saskatchewan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brandon Seniors for Seniors, Food for Thought or to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MILNE McKEOWN: Frances passed peacefully to Eternity on August 8, 2011, with her loved ones by her side. Frances was born on November 16, 1914, in Brandon, Manitoba, to Francis and Margaret Roberts and received her education in Brandon. In April 1937, she married Alex Milne and one son, Donald Barrie, was born to that union. Alex passed away in 1980. In 1984, Fran married Dr. Eugene (Mac) McKeown of Hawaii, USA, with ceremony at First Baptist Church, Brandon. During Fran’s first marriage, she served as a foster mother, giving a healthier beginning to many small children. She was also employed in clerical work for various businesses and then became a clerk in the Health Department for the Government of Manitoba until her retirement in 1977. Fran enjoyed many sports: bowling, curling, golfing, roller skating, table tennis and dancing (and amazingly, she was able to continue dancing well into her 93rd year). On retirement, Fran and Alex benefitted from many winters away in Arizona and Hawaii. Following her second marriage, she and Mac shared travelling excursions to China, Alaska and various cruises. Mac passed away in 1994, and Fran continued to be active in the company of singles’ groups. Fran leaves to mourn her son, Donald Barrie Milne of Brandon, her granddaughter, Katherine Milne of Winnipeg, her sisters Anna Wall of Brandon and Shirley Mitchell of Edmonton, Alberta, brothers-in-law Clayton Elston of Kingston, Ontario and Walter Mitchell of Edmonton, Alberta and sister-in-law Eleanor Roberts of Calgary, Alberta. She also leaves her precious “foster daughters” Elizabeth Goodridge and Cathy Fast, as well as many nieces and nephews. Fran is predeceased by her former husbands and her daughter- in-law Eleanor Milne. She is also predeceased by her brother Jack Roberts, sister Florence Daniels and her husband Donald, sister Dorothy Elston and brother-in-law Walter Wall. Fran was a dedicated Christian and was always happy to declare her love for her Lord and Saviour. She became a member of the family of God at First Baptist Church in Brandon while in her teens. She was ever faithful in her Christian witness. A time of viewing and visitation will take place at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fran may be made to First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3Y6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Out of the body, present with the Lord
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MASTER: The death of Edward C. Master beloved father of Jennifer Tarr, occurred at his residence in Brandon on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. The Venerable Paul Curtis will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Edward to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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KARAU: Fred Karau of Brandon, beloved husband of Shirley and dear father of Pam (Sean) Green and Yvonne (Wayne) Adolph and papa to Dante Green passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the age of 68 years. A Celebration of Fred’s life will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fred may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room 0NI160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or to the Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3P3 Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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GREEN:Elsie Harriet, 86 years, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. By Elsie’s request, there will not be a funeral service. In memory of Elsie, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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WALLACE: The death of James Alexander Wallace of Brandon occurred Monday, August 8, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. James is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doreen, sons Jim and Earl and daughter Judy Turner. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim of FirstPresbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of James toa charity of choice. Complete obituary to follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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TOUSIGNANT: On Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, Donna Lee Tousignant passed away peacefully, at 48 years of age after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Donna was born to Joan and Les Kegler in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 26, 1963. She moved to Killarney, Manitoba with Mydra and Bill Stoddart (with whom she also considered to be Mom and Dad) and their eight children. Here she spent many cherished years. Donna went on to have two beautiful daughters, Carla and Terri. Over the years, Donna had a number of jobs. A few to mention were long haul trucking, limo driving, owner of Moonstruck and Angels Den stores, and driver/dispatcher of 4-Way and ABC Taxi. Donna was extremely proud when she became a marriage commissioner, as this was a task she had wanted to accomplish. She loved all people from all walks of life and wanted to share in their special moments. Donna also loved nature. She was a perfectionist when it came to gardening and was so proud to show her flowers to anyone who would walk into her yard. She was extremely talented with her arts and crafts and was spotted at many craft shows. The most important, in life, to Donna was her family and friends. This also included all of her pets. Surviving Donna is her long-time companion Todd, children; Carla (Jay), Terri (Devin) and step daughter Drielle; grandchildren Skylyn, Jurnee, Jayson, Ryannah and Logan; honorary children Devin and Rayna; brothers and sisters Betty (Frank), Shirley (Arnold), Sandy (Chester), Terry (Kris), Lorne (Charlotte), Lynne and Lloyd; honorary sisters Candice (Rick), Val (Bob), Connie (Bridget) and Abby; parents Joan and Les, and her beloved pets Bini and Salem. Donna also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who love her dearly. She was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Mydra and Bill; niece Melissa; sister Fay; brother Billy; baby sister Sherry, and pets TC, Bijou, Pepper and Gizmo. A service will be held in Brandon, Manitoba at 9:30 pm, Saturday, August 13th (3 blocks west of 18th Street, on Hilton Avenue, beside the gazebo), please bring a lawn chair to the service. A "Wake" will follow at 11:00 pm at Clancy's Pub, located at 1133 Princess Avenue. Thank you to all of the staff at Westman Cancer Care, Brandon Regional Health and Assiniboine Centres for their support and care for Donna.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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MILNE McKEOWN: Frances Margaret Elizabeth Milne McKeown of Brandon, passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Monday, August 8, 2011 at the age of 94 years. A time of viewing and visitation will take place at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fran may be made to First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3Y6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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LAZARK: Clifford Peter Lazark, long time Brandon resident died suddenly at the age of fifty-seven years on July 30, 2011. A graveside service will be held at the family plot with his parents Peter and Rose Lazark in the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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FORSTER: Frederick James Forster of Brandon, formerly of Killarney, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, August 8, 2011 at the age of 67 years. A private family graveside will take place at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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MacDONALD: Mary Cecelia, beloved mother of sons Brian and Terry MacDonald and daughter Fran Gibbons passed away at Hamiota Hospital on August 5th, 2011. The funeral ceremony will be held at St. Alphonsas Roman Catholic Church in Minnedosa at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 10th 2011.
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