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PETTIGREW: William “Bill” Henry Roy Pettigrew passed away on December 28, 2010 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 97 years. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
PENGELLY: Elaine Pengelly of Brandon, Manitoba and formerly of Virden, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Raymond Pengelly and mother of Helen, Geraldine and Michael passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Monday; December 27, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Monday; January 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Arthritis Society in memory of Elaine. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
McMILLAN: Russell Stewart McMillan went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 16, 2010 after a brief battle with pneumonia. He was 87, survived a number of strokes over the years and, sadly, was developing Alzheimer’s. Born to John and Eva McMillan on January 11, 1923, he grew up in Griswold, Manitoba, Canada. He was one of ten brothers and sisters, two of which survive him (Crawford and Yvonne). Russ is also survived by his ex-wife Barbara, son Richard and his wife Grace, and their three children; Kimberly, Russell and Katherine. Russ is also survived by his son Donald and daughter Linda and her children, Marshall and Kendall. Russ attended elementary and high school in Griswold, Manitoba. He was proud to have served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F) during WWII. After the war, he attended the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a degree in dentistry (D.D.S.). He started a dental practice in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, where he married Barbara, who also graduated from the University of Toronto (as a dental nurse). Russ returned to school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he graduated with both a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Public Health. At the University of Alabama, he helped found the Department of Epidemiology at the medical school. In California he conducted air pollution research at the University of Southern California Medical School in Los Angeles. Russ was listed in the American Men of Science in 1966. He moved to Manitoba in 1968, to Gimli in 1993, and eventually retired there. Russ was an active member of the Unitarian Churches in both Gimli and Arborg and was a licensed chaplain in the Province of Manitoba. He spent many hours working on the restoration of the Gimli Unitarian Church. After a number of health issues, Russ moved into Betel Home on April 30, 2001 in Gimli. He and good friend Alex spent many summer outings going for ice cream and enjoying downtown Gimli, the people, and the views of Lake Winnipeg. He also enjoyed visits from his kids, relatives and friends. Nephew Dale and his wife Linda spent many summer days at the lake visiting. Russ especially enjoyed the water, which there is plenty of in Lake Winnipeg. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and helped save many lives both in California and Manitoba. Helping people back to health from alcohol addiction was a big part of his life. In his later years he turned to singing and was quite good at it. Russ is missed very much by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in his name to USC, Alzheimer Disease Research Center. Please contact Elena Taylor at the USC Memory and Aging Center at 323-442-7674 or visit the website at Alcoholics Anonymous does not accept outside donations. If someone you know needs help, get them involved with AA. Two memorial services are planned; one in Gimli Manitoba in June, 2011 (date and place to be determined), and the other in San Gabriel, California after the holidays. Neil Bardal Inc. Funeral Centre (204) 949-2200.
McBURNEY: With great sadness, we announce the passing of Shirley Annabelle McBurney, in the early morning hours of December 25, 2010. She will be greatly missed by her children, Sharon (Paul) Wedderburn, Doug (Russella) McBurney, and Carla (Ed) Rempel; by her grandchildren Donald (Shelley) Wedderburn, Shawn Wedderburn, Amber (Jamie) McBurney-Vann, Katelyn Rempel (Michael Howe), and Mitchell Rempel (Chelsea Wellborn); and her great grandchildren, Katie and Travis Wedderburn. Mom also leaves behind her sisters, Jean (Cliff) Dwinnell and Myra (Bud) Briggs; her sisters-in-law, Betty Saunderson, Jean McBurney and Bev Mitchell and brother-in-law Terry McBurney; and numerous relatives and friends. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Donald (1971); her brothers Wesley (1944) and Murray (1992); her grandson, Matthew (1993); and her husband, Jim (2004). Mom was born March 11, 1925 to Frances and Redge Mitchell at her Uncle Johnny and Aunt Bessie’s home in the District of Melgund, Manitoba. Mom grew up on the family farm in the same District, acquiring her elementary education at the country schoolhouse across the road. Mom then moved to Hartney to attend high school. After leaving high school, Mom worked as the bookkeeper for the Hartney Co-Op for a while before marrying our father in 1946. Mom and Dad enjoyed life in Sanford, Osborne and Gordon Siding as Dad was transferred about with Manitoba Pool Elevators. It was during this time that Mom and Dad started their family and by 1952, Mom, Dad, Sharon and Doug moved back to Hartney as Dad had purchased the McBurney family farm. Mom and Dad farmed the family homestead until 1966 when they sold and moved the family, which now included Carla, to Minnedosa where Dad managed the U.G.G. Elevator. After Dad’s sudden passing in 1971, Mom moved to Brandon. In 1987, Mom married ‘Jimmy’ Morden and they enjoyed their retirement years spending time with family and friends, traveling around Manitoba and to other points within Canada and the States. We will remember our Mom as a gentle and generous lady, who had a quick and warm smile. Mom loved and loved being with her family. She was immensely proud of her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Her favorite times were when she was surrounded by family and friends, and could often be found in the midst of some good-natured teasing. We want to thank the staff at Hillcrest in Brandon for the years of care and attention they provided to our Mother. A service will be held at the Kowalchuk Funeral Chapel in Souris on Wednesday, December 29 at 1:00 pm with internment in the Hartney Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7.
MacKENZIE: The passing of Marjorie Louise MacKenzie (nee Mears) of Brandon occurred at Fairview Home on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Marjorie was born in Brandon on August 1, 1937. She grew up in Brandon and attended King George Elementary School and Earl Haig Junior High. She left Brandon in 1957 to go to work in Winnipeg. In 1960, Marjorie married Joseph MacKenzie who was with the Canadian Forces. They lived in Winnipeg, Hemer West Germany, Gagetown New Brunswick, Shilo and then retired to Brandon in 1991. Marjorie worked at the Brandon General Hospital and later for CFB Shilo as kitchen staff supervisor from 1975 until retirement in 1991. In her younger years Marjorie played softball and later became an avid sports fan. She enjoyed playing bingo and baking for her family and friends. Marjorie is survived by her sons: James (Diane) of Brandon, Dale (Tracey) of Brandon, Murdock (Kim) of Sprucewoods; daughter Linda (Cliff) Rosenberg of Lethbridge, Alberta; grandchildren Shauna, Jamie, C.J., Robin of Brandon, John and Ashley of Lethbridge and great grandchildren Andre of Sprucewoods and Austin of Lethbridge. She also leaves to mourn sisters; Kay Mears of Brandon and Shirley (Larry) Cole of Hamilton, Ontario. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents Louise and Bill Mears, husband Joseph (Chico) MacKenzie, brothers Albert and Howie and sisters Peggy and Evelyn. Prayers will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's RomanCatholic Church, 327 - 4th Street on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrants will be Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen and Deacon John MacKenzie. Private family interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Marjorie to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B - 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G7.
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HASLETT: Ashley Warren Haslett, beloved son of Walter and Leona Haslett of Brandon, Manitoba and beloved brother of Andrew passed away at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba Friday; December 24, 2010 at the age of 36 years. Interment will take place in Sinclair Cemetery, Sinclair, Manitoba at a later date. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in memory of Ashley may be made to Brandon Humane Society, The Salvation Army or to Sinclair Cemetery Care Fund (c/o P.O. Box 543 Reston, Manitoba, R0M 1X0). E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences atwww.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
FALLOON: Cindy Lorene Falloon, April 3, 1965 – December 15, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cindy Falloon of Russell, Manitoba who passed away December 15, 2010 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 45 years. Cindy was born in Birtle, Manitoba on April 3, 1965 and grew up with sister Lorrie in Solsgirth, Manitoba. Cindy loved to sew, read, figure skate, and play sports, especially volleyball. She graduated in 1983 with the highest mark in her class from Birtle Collegiate. After graduation, Cindy worked in Winnipeg for a time but soon moved back home and married sweetheart Neil in 1984. Their son Kevin arrived in 1988 and five years later Derek was born. Cindy and Neil and their family enjoyed camping, fishing, and more exotic vacations to Hawaii, Jamaica, Cuba, and the Dominican. Cindy loved to bake and the boys always enjoyed cookies, muffins, pumpkin pies, homemade buns, candy apples, and specially decorated birthday cakes. Christmas time was filled with lots of love, family time, overflowing stockings, handmade pjs, and tons of presents. Cindy loved her job at Paragon Sales where she worked for almost 20 years as an accountant, but even more than that she loved to watch her boys play hockey and spent countless hours at the rink. In the rink and out of the rink Cindy was always very proud of her boys. When Cindy found out she had cancer in November 2008 she was filled with determination and hope of beating it. At that time she was told that she might not see her oldest son Kevin’s wedding in June 2009 but with her strength and determination she surpassed all the doctors’ expectations and lived two more years seeing many hockey games, going on Cuba, Chilliwack, and Seattle vacations with husband Neil, and continued to enjoy her everyday loved activities. Cindy’s energetic attitude, above average organizational skills, thoughtfulness, and love of life will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents. She is survived by her husband Neil, sons Derek and Kevin and daughter-in-law Kayla, parents Silvian and Lillian Ostash, parents-in-law Don and Dianne Falloon, sister Lorrie Huberdeau, brothers-in-law Bill and Heath, sisters-in-law Lori and Kelly, and nieces and nephews Danielle, Jack, Mary, and Grant. The funeral service was held December 21, 2010 at the Russell Community Hall with David Howell officiating. Interment followed at the Russell Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Pat Falloon, Scott Johnston, Randy McDonell, Warren Schappert, Dean Cooley, and Glen Frieze. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
DRYDEN: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Richard Douglas Dryden, on December 29, 2010, at the age of 89. Richard (Dick) was born April 4, 1921, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the son of John Cameron Dryden and Luella (Kemp) Dryden. He was raised on the family farm near Ste. Agathe and attended school in Avonlea, Ste. Agathe and Winnipeg. He studied agriculture at the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1950 and Master of Science in 1960.Richard served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II as a radar mechanic. From April 1941 to October 1945, he served in Canada, Britain, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and India and was discharged with the rank of sergeant. In 1949, he married Kathleen Marion Connolly of Winnipeg. They operated the Dryden family farm until 1956 when Richard took a position as an agronomist at the Agriculture Canada Research Centre in Brandon, doing weed control research. He and Kathleen moved their young family to Brandon and bought a new home on First Street where they resided from 1959 to 2006. At the age of 53, Richard accepted a position with Canadian International Development Agency. He and Kathleen moved to Hyderabad, India, where he served as Advisor, Dryland Crops, with a joint Canada-India agricultural project from 1974 to 1977. A further two years, 1978-80, were spent serving a similar project in Sri Lanka after which they returned to Canada to enjoy their family, retiring in 1985. Through the years, Richard’s strong desire to serve others led him to get actively involved in his church and community, doing whatever he could to help many organizations and charities. In 1962, he was involved in the establishment of Trinity United Church, and acted as secretary of the Official Board during the new congregation’s searches for property on which to build the church and a minister to serve the people. He continued to serve actively in the church throughout his life and at the time of his passing was a trustee of the church. He was also actively involved over the years with the Royal Canadian Legion (both Brandon and Domain branches), Wheat City Masonic Lodge, Brandon Kiwanis Club, Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, and Daly House Museum. As a Kiwanis Club member, he participated in the Terrific Kids Program at New Era School. Each year he also took part in that school’s Remembrance Day services. Richard shared his love of photography and travel by giving slideshows at several personal care homes in the area and also served for many years as a volunteer at Rideau Park PCH. He became involved with the Cancer Society as a volunteer driver and support worker, giving personal comfort to many patients across Canada. In May 2006, the City of Brandon presented him with a Mayor’s Volunteer Award. All his life, Richard served others quietly, without need or concern for recognition. His family was very proud to have him included amongst those honoured by Mayor Dave Burgess at City Hall. Richard was predeceased by his father John, mother Luella, sister Donna Teillet, sister-in-law Florence Adams, brothers-in-law Ed Teillet, Ken McLeod, Ray Adams, and Bill Moore. Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 61 years, Kathleen, daughter Linda (Al) Friesen of Brandon, daughter Brenda (Howard) Griffith of Winnipeg, son John (Betty) of Shoal Lake, son Ken (Vera) of Salmon Arm, BC, and his 10 grandchildren: Tim, Kathleen and Andrew Friesen, Natalie (Maurice) Hashie and Brian Griffith, Michael and Jennifer Dryden, and Aaron, Joel and David Dryden. Also mourning the loss of “Uncle Dick” are many nieces and nephews on both the Dryden and Connolly sides of the family, as well as several Dryden cousins. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515 –6th Street, Brandon on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or Trinity United Church, 1515 –6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3.
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THOMAS: Mary, age 98 years, beloved wife of the late J.B. Thomas, mother of Wayne and the late Joan Boulanger, died in the Souris Health Centre, on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Funeral service will be held at the Hartney United Church on January 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Hart-Cam Museum c/o Town of Hartney Box 339, Hartney, Manitoba R0M 0X0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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LITKOWICH: Peter Litkowich of Brandon, passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 24, 2010 at the age of 87 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Bev; his children: Sharon (Ernie) of Redcliff, Alberta, Marlene (Garry) of Calgary, Alberta, and Debra of Winnipeg, Manitoba; his grandchildren: Bart (Michelle), Tim (Camille), Karen (Dwight), Niccole, Laurna, and Christy; his great-grandchildren: Alexander, Sara, Bryn, Payton, and Benjamin. He is also survived by his brothers, Joe (Julie) and Bernie (Sherron), and his sisters, Emily and Rose (Herb) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Peter was born July 12, 1923 to Alexander and Victoria Litkowich in Tyndall, Manitoba. Peter grew up on a farm in Tyndall, Manitoba, where he also developed a passion for woodworking. In 1950, he married Beverley Nedomys. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it was necessary for him to leave the family farm and move his young family to Brandon in 1956. This allowed him to pursue his passion, as he built up his own construction company, Peter Litkowich General Construction. This past summer saw him celebrate 50 years in the family home he built on Russell Street, as well as 60 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Bev. In Brandon, he was involved with many people in the community, especially those of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church where he shared many hours in spiritual activities, the Men’s Club, and other social events. When he retired, Peter enjoyed many hours with family and friends, being a member of the Knights of Columbus, gardening, and golfing. He lived a full, dedicated life touching the lives of many for which we are grateful. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Ave., Brandon, on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Seniors’ Housing Co-op, c/o 311 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A4 or Meals on Wheels, 241–8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X2.
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HASLETT: Ashley Warren Haslett, beloved son of Walter and Leona Haslett of Brandon, Manitoba and beloved brother of Andrew passed away at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba Friday; December 24, 2010 at the age of 36 years. Interment will take place in Sinclair Cemetery, Sinclair, Manitoba at a later date. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in memory of Ashley may be made to Brandon Humane Society, The Salvation Army or to Sinclair Cemetery Care Fund (c/o P.O. Box 543 Reston, Manitoba, R0M 1X0). E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences atwww.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ALEXANDER: Francis James. It is with great sorrow the family announces the sudden passing (cardiac arrest) of Francis James Alexander on December 6, 2010 at his farm home at Lenore, Manitoba. The funeral service was held on December 18, 2010 at Carscadden Funeral Chapel (Virden). Pastor Jason Hodson officiated. Nephew Lyle Heaman gave the eulogy. Pall bearers were nephews Lyle and Ross Heaman and great nephews Bill, James, Jonathon Heaman and Steven Robertson. Ushers were Allan Hill and Innes Hodson. Organist Louise Leask and the Village Choir provided the music. A Legion delegation also attended the service. Interment was at Breadalbane Cemetery (Lenore). Lenore W.I. served lunch for a time of fellowship at Lenore Community Hall. Francis (born June 13, 1933) was the first born child of Francis Clair and Edith (Bowes) Alexander. He will be lovingly remembered by sisters Joyce (Allen) Heaman and their family, Valerie, Ross (Michelle) and little Emma Heaman; Bernice (Cliff) Heaman and their family, Lyle (Shelly) Heaman and children Helena (Robin) Davison Rosanne and Ariah, Bill, James Jonathon and Justin Heaman; Colleen (Wayne) Robertson and children Steven (Chelsea), Laura (Lance) McGonigal and baby Avery, Christine Robertson. Also, he is survived by Aunt Eileen Bowes. Francis was predeceased by his parents Clair and Edith and baby brother Aldyne; grandparents Frank and Catherine (Tiffen) Alexander and “Charlie” James and Martha (Switzer) Bowes. Also, Francis lost his beloved Alexander uncles and aunts. After Clair died November 24, 1971, mother continued living with Francis until her death September 1, 1998. Aunt Anne and Uncle Earle Alexander’s family were special cousins and became extended family. Francis attended school in Lenore and then went to Kenton School for Grade XII. He attended the University of Manitoba for a diploma in Agriculture. Francis loved all sports, especially baseball and he played on several teams. He watched T.V. sports and was an avid Blue Bomber fan. Francis was proud to belong to the Lenore Community and thought these families were the best. He was an Associate Member of the Virden Legion and worked in the bar for many years. His social life revolved around the Brandon Singles Clubs: Club 77 and Prairie Social Singles and his friends there. He loved traveling to Cuba and was to have left on a tour on February 7, 2011. Francis was a farmer/rancher and was proud to be farming his great grandfather Jackson and great uncles Bill and Alex Tiffen’s homesteads. He had a deep attachment to the land and wished for it to remain in the family. At the time of his death, he was farming with his nephew, Lyle. The joy of Francis’ existence was his nieces and nephews and their families. They became the children he never had!
He Will Live In Their Hearts Forever!
JAWORENKO: Edward Steven Jaworenko of Delia, Alberta passed away suddenly on December 22, 2010 at the age of 44. Ed will be lovingly missed by his common-law wife Deanna, two children Eddie and Mason and two step children Tayler and Chianne. His mother Irene, sisters Corinne (niece Lynaya), Jackie (Kelly and nephew Dustin), and his brother Rudy. Memorial Service will be held at the Delia Community Hall on December 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a Trust Fund at the Scotia Bank, Drumheller, Alberta for Ed’s two children, Eddie and Mason. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
HOGELAND: Melvin (Mel) Munro Hogeland, age 85, of Brandon passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 23, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He is survied by wife Irene, of 63 years, daughters Carole (Mike), Donna (Peter), and Brenda (George) and sister Gretta Bromley. Celebration of Mel's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 560-13th Street East on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will be held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mel may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BERRY: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Monday December 27, 2010 at the age of 70 years, Leonard John Berry, of Glenboro, Manitoba. Leonard leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Emma, son Jim of Brandon, daughter Sandra (Brent) Allen of Shoal Lake, step children Jose Guillen of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sabrina Berry of Ottawa, Ontario, four grandchildren Matthew, Kelton, Brayden, Cody and Devin; brothers Don (Ann) of Winnipeg, Allen (Linda) of Cypress River, sisters Winona Yeo of Cypress River and Verna Bastiaanssen of Lorette, Manitoba, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Leonard was predeceased by his parents Henry and Vera Berry and by his brother James Berry. Cremation has taken place. Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Leonard’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147, Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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