Classifieds / Obituaries
BROWN: Cecil Edward, June 3, 1933 November 9, 2012. Cecil Edward Brown passed away at the age of 79 years in Evansburg, Alberta. He is survived by his son Donald Brown and daughter Pamela Craven; grandchildren Michael (Lindsay) Brown; Edward (Kerri) Brown; Amanda (Marc) Labonte and Thomas Craven; great-grandchildren Isabelle, Rosalie and Sofie Labonte and Wyatt and Gaige Brown; brothers Gordon (Mary) Brown; Wilf (Georgina) Brown; sister-in-law Donna Brown; brother-in-law Roy Brown. Cecil was predeceased by his wife Noreen Alma Brown nee: Patterson; his parents Christopher and Alma Brown; brothers Reginald and Jim; sisters Flora Brown, Olive Hunt and Lottie Dryden; brother-in-laws Stan Hunt and Donald Dryden. Funeral Services were held at Parkland Funeral Chapel, Stony Plain, Alberta on Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Tributes may be made to the Alzheimers Society or Parkinsons Society.
Floral or written tributes may be made to parklandfuneralservices.comParkland Funeral Services, Stony Plain, 780.963.2520
ROBERTSON: Jessie (Daisy) Robertson of Strathclair passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the age of 83 years. Daisy is survived by her sons: Donn (Debby), Bruce, and Floyd (Debby Lee); daughter Cathy (Ray) Hall; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and brother Jim Creber. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Strathclair Baptist Church. Interment will take place at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. Rev. Bob Knight will officiate. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Strathclair Baptist Church or to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements (204) 759-2160.
YACYSHEN: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Cynthia "Cindy" Hope Yacyshen on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Rick Wells will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Cindy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.comArrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
WELLS: Mabel (nee Hudson) passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 15, 1932, to Bert and Vivian Hudson at East Bay MB, Mabel lived most of her life in Brandon with her husband Harry Wells. She worked in healthcare in Brandon for over 50 years, including the Brandon General, and Brandon Mental hospitals, the Brandon Sanitorium and working for Dr. Grube for 10 years, and 25 years at Hillcrest Place. Mabel leaves to mourn her four remaining daughters: Darlene (Jim) Milne, Linda (Floyd) Harkness, Penny Wilson, and Tammy (Mark) Van Loo; son-in-law Jerry Bage; and their families, as well as brothers, sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harry, daughter Tanise, parents, son-in-law Floyd, and several siblings. A Ceremony to Celebrate Mabel's life was held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Arlene Robertson officiated. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mabel may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation A Sense of Home Campaign, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 204-727-0330
MARTENS: David E. Martens, age 66 beloved husband of Emmy Martens died at Boissevain Health Centre on November 17, 2012. Public viewing will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Boissevain, Manitoba on Wednesday November 21, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A public burial will be held at Boissevain Cemetery on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the Mennonite Brethren Church at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dave may be made to Next Step Ministries P.O. Box 33049 Panorama Hills Calgary, AB T3K 0A1 or Children's Camps International (Fiji) Box 1027 Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolencemay be made on-line at www.wheatlandfs.comKillarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
KOTASKA: Helen. Peacefully and surrounded by Gods Light and Love and her family, our Mom (Baba), Helen Kotaska passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Mom was born March 10, 1937 in Brandon, MB to an amazing set of parents, John & Julia Pacyna. Our grandparents saw to it that Mom and her sister Louise (our Auntie Cookie) were deeply involved in their parish and community. Mom received Honors in school for her musical studies and she traveled every week to Winnipeg to study violin under Professor Waterhouse. A large part of the Brandon community was attending local weekly dances at the Sokol Hall where she met Jaroslav (Jerry) Kotaska and they soon married. Helen & Jerry moved to Carberry and ran the Solo Store for many years. Together they had six children: Mark (Audrei), Jackie, Pat (Rick), Terry, Rick (Bonnie) and Toni (Guy). Other than her children, Moms greatest pride & joy were her grandchildren: Danette (Casey), Sarah (Darcy), Steven, Kelly (Joanna), Kevin (Meredith), Alysha, Noah, Devan and Natalie; great grandchildren: Mallory, Ilyanna, Camryn, Tristan and Abigail. Not only was she Baba to these grandbabies, but also Baba to a countless number of children that passed through her door. A second Mom to many of her childrens friends and kids she cared for, who spent much time with her for her counsel, advice or time; her door was always open and she always took time to listen and have a cup of coffee. Her house was always busy, filled with children of all ages, music, pets and a sense of fun chaos. We would like to think that she loved every minute of it! She was patient, had a quick wit and great sense of humor, loved to laugh, dance, sing and we are so grateful that she instilled in us a great appreciation of music. Faith was deep seeded in Mom and she, until recent years, faithfully attended services at her church. Her church was her other home where she taught catechism, volunteered at functions and was involved with church council. Faith was her rock and she was ours. We will draw upon this when we miss her physical presence. She was not afraid to leave this earth and before she left us, gave these precious words: I will never leave you, I will be with you always. Have Faith. Without Faith there is only Despair. Mom, you will never know the impact you had on so many people. We love you more than we can ever express. How lucky we are to have had you in our lives. Not a day will go by that we will not miss you. Thank you for the lessons that you taught us: the importance of family, faith, patience and compassion. We hope we made you proud Mom, and may we continue to honor you. We love you. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 224 Lisgar Street, Carberry, Manitoba. Interment will follow at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. As tokens of sympathy, donations in memory of Helen may be made to Carberry Health Centre, Box 2000 Carberry, MB, R0K 0H0 or Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Box 836 Carberry, MB R0K 0H0. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oak Bank, MB 204-444-5444.
NANTEL: Lee George Joseph Nantel of Brandon, MB, beloved husband of Debbie Nantel (née Wright), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the age of 70 years. A memorial come & go tea will be held at the Central United Church Auditorium, 327 - 8th Street, on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. All friends and colleagues are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lee may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 - 17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McBRIDE: The death of Marilyn McBride (nee Belhumeur) of St. Catharines, Ontario, formerly of St. Lazare, Manitoba occurred Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in St. Catharines. Friends may gather at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to view the live webcast of the funeral service being held in St. Catharines.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Local arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre 204-727-0330
MacKENZIE: Jason Ashley Clare MacKenzie, Nov 17, 1976 August 25, 2012. Our Jason lived life to its fullest and was always ready for a new adventure. He grew up on the family farm near Pipestone, Manitoba. He played all sports and enjoyed the great outdoors with his two brothers. He loved hockey and was a devoted Blue Bomber and Winnipeg Jets fan. He was absolutely thrilled to see the Jets return last season. Jason was the family go to person when questions of world events, geography, history and sports could not be answered. He loved any kind of music and laughed telling his Mom when buying his truck he picked the one with the best sound. Jason was raised in the world of horse racing and it was his love for thoroughbred race horses which would steer his path in life. After high school he was accepted at the Irish National Stud, Tully, Kildaire, Ireland. Upon graduation he travelled throughout England and Scotland reuniting the MacKenzie family with relatives whom they had long since lost touch. Back in Canada he began his career in British Columbia but the thrill of the race track called and he returned to Manitoba to Assiniboia Downs where as a child he watched the horses bred on their home farm have so much success. Jason soon passed his trainers test and the first horse he saddled went right to the winners circle. He quickly built up a stable of horses with clients from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Jason married Sheryl Anderson in 2000 and together they raced at Assiniboia Downs, Woodbine (Toronto) and Gulfstream Park (Hollywood, Florida) and Fort Erie. In the fall of 2002 Jason was thrilled to bring their tiny daughter, Sarah, home from Ontario to meet his family. He moved to Edmonton in 2006 where he did farrier work and was part of the Gate Crew at Northlands Park. Jason met many famous racing personalities during his career but was most proud of the picture of his little daughter taken with three Hall of Fame jockeys at Northlands on the Canadian Derby Weekend 2008. Jason spent one winter working on the oil sands in Fort McMurray. In January 2012 he returned to Pipestone to work for Gavin training as an MWD for Millennium Directional Ltd. During his off time he was a big help on the farm to his Dad and Gavin. Rylee and Luke adored Uncle Jason. He teased Rylee relentlessly and loved teaching Luke his new wrist shot. In a few short months he turned Luke into a lifetime Jets and Bomber fan. Jason was extremely proud of his two brothers and had a special relationship with his sister Cheryl. Jason cherished every moment he had with his daughter Sarah. Despite being separated by many miles he made the most of his precious time with her. Not only was Dad tons of fun but there was a lot of learning on those long car rides along with a few Johnny Cash songs. His only concern whatevers best for Sarah. Jason was a hardworking, compassionate, humble man who chose to see the best in everyone he met. He had a great sense of humor, a beautiful smile and a boisterous laugh we will never forget. A memorial race was run for Jason at Edmontons Northlands Park on September 8th. His family is truly humbled by the tributes and condolences received from those he touched. Jasons family honored him with a very personal celebration of his life on September 4th at Pipestone, Reverend Glenn Whetter officiating. Paul bearers were his race track friends Lynn Shaw(Gainsborough, SK), Brian Dukart (Estevan, SK), Terry Wedge (Winnipeg, MB), Jared Brown (Washington), Darren McEachern (Edmonton, AB), Ross Quewezance (Kamsack, SK), John McKenzie (Bon Accord, AB). Ushers: school friends, Jason Wooldridge and Shawn Plaisier of Virden. Jason was predeceased by his Grandparents Alex and Gertrude MacKenzie. Jason will forever be remembered and loved by his darling daughter, Sarah; parents, Kimberly and Graham, two brothers, Derek (Eva) and son Cole of Lexington, KY, Gavin (Cheryl) children Rylee and Luke; Grandparents: Clare and Betty Hicks of Virden, MB; Aunts, Donna (Shel)Cook and son, Troy (Nicole) Davies and daughter Makenzie all of Saskatoon; Jacqueline Hicks, Lisa Hicks, Tanya Hicks, Marla (Alan) Wilson and sons Coyle, Dalton and Leif of Virden, MB; Uncles, Morley (Donna) Hicks of Deloraine, MB; Ryan (Sara) Hicks of Virden(MB); Brendan (Trisha) Hicks and son Lincoln of Hartney, MB; Sarahs mother Sheryl (Jeff)Vickers children Wyatt and Lily of Blackfalds, AB. If friends so desire donations may be given to the Pipestone Kiddies Playground, Box 99, Reston, MB. R0M 1XO or a charity of your choice.
KOTASKA: Helen. Peacefully and surrounded in God's Light and Love, our Mom (Baba) passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 224 Lisgar Street, Carberry, Manitoba. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oak Bank, Manitoba 204-444-5444.
JOHNSON: It is with sadness that the family of Anne Johnson, beloved wife of George Collingridge and mother of Pauline (Glen) Blair, Frances Johnson (Marc Hogue), Richard (Donna) Johnson, Joanne (Jamie) Blair, Doreen (Larry) Strain, Norm Johnson and Sandra Malyon (Daniel Sorin) along with her twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren, announce that her death occurred on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A family interment service will take place at SidneyCemetery. Family and Friends are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshment at 106 S. Railway Street, Sidney, Manitoba on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Anne may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
HENRICKSON: Ruth Arline Henrickson (née Gillespie), April 19, 1927 November 6, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. On November 6, 2012, surrounded by those who loved her most she went on to join the many family that have gone before her. Mom was born in Winnipeg on April 19, 1927 to Russell and Edith Gillespie. The eldest of five children she had much responsibility thrust upon her at a young age during the depression years; responsibility readily accepted and carried throughout life as she became the centre of her immediate and extended family. Mom was the life coach, security blanket, comforter, adviser and historian to her siblings, children and their children. The hardships of early life taught her many life skills of which cooking, baking, sewing, and knitting were particular favourites. All of us have wonderful memories of many an evening spent in Moms kitchen enjoying good conversation and delicious treats of fruit cake, shortbread cookies, apple pie, and chocolate cake. Her fondest memories were those of her family and the current crop of great grandchildren were no exception. With failing eyesight she was able to witness her latest great grandson (two month old Christopher) by viewing his photos on a big screen television. Mom served her country during the latter stages of WWII as a staff driver in the Canadian Army. It was here that she met our dad Harold, who was a mechanic with the army, and on June 1, 1946 they married. In those early years, after we kids were in school and old enough to look after ourselves, Mom put her cooking skills to work and operated a family restaurant located in the Nicolett hotel in St. Boniface. The family moved to Thompson, MB in 1961 where she worked for the Post Office, and then later when the family relocated to Brandon, MB she worked at Brandon General Hospital in the CSR unit until her health prevented further employment. Moms attitude about life was dont complain, deal with it, and carry on. Although in pain at the end; she never complained, she just dealt with it and carried on. Our family is forever grateful to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Fairview Home in Brandon and Minnedosa Care Home, who with their dedication, compassion and love looked after Mom for the past several years and especially during her final days and hours. You will always be in our hearts. A special thank you goes out to Pastor Jason Zinko of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Brandon) for his heartfelt friendship and comfort for our mother during her last days. Mom was predeceased by her father, mother, beloved husband Harold and her four siblings, Joseph, Shirley, Donald, and Bill. Left to cherish her memory are: son Bob (Elaine), daughter Debbie (Bryon) Gaiser, grandson Bob Gaiser, granddaughter Krysta (Dale) Giesbrecht and great grandchildren Carter, Jessica, and Sarah Gaiser, Matthew and Abby Giesbrecht, and Christopher Ogilvie. A celebration of her life was previously held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home with interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HAY: Mary Hay (nee McAuley). With bittersweet sadness the family of Mary Hay announces her peaceful passing on November 9, 2012 at The Dr. Hogg pavilion in White Rock, BC. Mary was born in Brandon, Manitoba on April 13th, 1923 to Elizabeth (nee Muirhead) and Henry McAuley of Carnegie Manitoba. Mary is survived by her son Allan (Karen), Grandchildren Deborah (Jean Pierre) Marion, Fraser (Michelle) Hay, and Great Grandchildren Ainslie and Gavin Hay and Jonah Marion of White Rock, BC. Mary is also survived by Brother Jim (Sarah) McAuley of Brandon, Manitoba and cousins, nephews and nieces in Canada, Australia, Scotland and England. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George (1992), her son Ralph (1955), her sister in law Mildred McAuley and her nephew Wayne McAuley. Mary was raised in Carnegie MB and spent much of her adult life in Brandon. Mary also lived in High River AB., Wetaskiwin, AB. and since 2003 in White BC. Mary served her country during WW2 as a civilian at Number 12 Air force Training Centre. Following her marriage, Mary worked as a homemaker, mother and worked alongside her husband in his greenhouse business and beekeeping. Mary was a supportive caregiver to anyone who needed her. Those who knew Mary will remember her kind and loving nature, her quiet sense of humour, her generosity, her strength, her devotion to family, friends and God, her love of children and of course, her cookies! Private family services were held November 11, 2012 in White Rock, BC. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated,
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca
HALL: Barbara (nee Markle) passed away of cancer on November 11, 2012 with family at her side. Barbara was born on May 20, 1952 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. She grew up in Brandon but spent ages 2 to 12 in the small town of Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada. She spoke of Neepawa with great fondness as the ideal small town for a youngster to be a kid. Later the family moved back to Brandon. Barbara lived in Manitoba until 1995 and then moved to Calgary, Alberta where she loved the Rocky Mountains. She worked in design for Thomasville and Lane furniture there. She later worked for Electrolux (Frigidaire) as a Marketing Representative to retail stores and she loved the travel. Barbara went to Charlotte, NC, USA in 2004 upon meeting her husband and married Mike Hall in 2005. Mike was the love of her life. Mike made her extremely happy and she loved traveling and boating with him. While living in Charlotte, Barbara was active in several service groups working passionately to help fundraise for local charities. Barbara is survived by her husband K. Michael Hall and her two children, Vanessa Markle of Winnipeg, MB. and Shea Markle (Teresa Ainey) of Victoria, BC. Her pride and joy are her two grandsons (Shea) Kael Markle age 12 and Tharen Markle age 9. Also surviving her is her mother Jean Markle and sister Linda Meyer of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Barbara is predeceased by her father Kenneth Markle in 2009. A memorial service was held in Charlotte, NC on November 15, 2012. A private family interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date.
To The Well Organized Mind, Death is but the next Great Adventure. J.K. Rowling
Road Trip! B. Hall
GOWANS: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Beloved Dad and Grandpa Gerard (Ged) Gowans at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Ged was born in Dundee, Scotland on January 30, 1927. Ged and Ella were married March 19, 1955. In 1966, the family immigrated to Canada although he always referred to Dundee as "home". Over the years they enjoyed many trips back to Scotland. Their summers were spent at the cabin in Minnedosa. He absolutely loved it there, especially when the grandkids would tag along, which was usually every weekend. Ged was a member of the YMCA, he exercised there twice a day, seven days a week and always enjoyed his chats with the ladies at the front desk. Every Sunday, for the past 30 or so years, the family gathered at Ged and Ella's for coffee. Our Sundays will never be the same. Every Monday morning was coffee time at McDonalds with his Scottish buddies. He was so active, always on the go. He loved watching soccer on TV. His favourite team was Manchester United (shared by his grandson Robbie). He was a devoted Dad and Grandpa, even inhis last days in the hospital he was worried about his family. so selfless and kindhearted. that's the kind of man he was. Ged leaves to mourn his daughters Jean Langston (Roger Zalizniak), Margaret MacDearmid (Rob), Robert (Tracy) Gowans, Alan (Wendy) Gowans; grandchildren Jennifer Langston (Emanuell), Scott Langston, Robbie MacDearmid, Pamela MacDearmid, Justin (Megan) Gowans, Rory Gowans (Kassie), Chloe Gowans, Kingston Gowans; great grandson Cooper Gowans; sister-in-law Jean Gemmell (Don); nieces (who were like granddaughters to him) Tanis (Micheal) Kreller, their boys Delton, Clayton, Nathan and Kerry (Scott) Hemstad. Over in Dundee he leaves his sister Margaret Cussick, many nieces and nephews as well as his niece Anne (Graham) Storrie and their girls Rebecca and Alice who spent many vacations over here. He always looked forward to their visits. He was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Ella on December 17, 2005. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Ged and Ella will be returned to their homeland of Scotland. If friends so desire, donations in Ged's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5.
You gave us many things in lifeGifts both great and smallBut most of all you gave us loveThe greatest gift of all.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
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