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McPHAIL: Shirley Jean (nee Dowker), passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Shirley was born March 13, 1931 at the Boissevain hospital to parents Goldie and Annie Dowker. She grew up on the family farm just north of Waskada, Manitoba. After her schooling she moved to Brandon for work and met Archie, they were married December 27, 1958. Shirley is survived by her husband Archie, son Alex, daughter-in-law Sylvia and their children Caroline and Katie, daughter Darlene, son-in-law George McPherson and their children Mitchell and Nicola, sister Helen Hannah, sisters-in-law Donna Agnew and Edith McPhail, as well as extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents, Goldie and Annie Dowker, sister Margaret Ross, brother Clinton Dowker, brothers-in-law Ron McPhail, Mac McPhail, Dick Ross, Doug Hannah, Hinds Agnew and Archie’s parents Alex and Effie McPhail. A private interment will be held at Humesville Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Shirley to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “A Sense of Home”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to Humesville Cemetery, R.M. of Elton, Forrest, MB, R0K 0W0.
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KUZENKO: Lawrence Peter, July 14, 1934 - February 11, 2012. It’s with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lawrence, after a short illness, at BRHC. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Micki, step son Shane, daughter-in-law Doris, granddaughter Serenity, and sister Eva, niece Kathy, brother-in-law Clare Wheston, Patti Wheston and family, sister-in-law Joyce Hebditch of B.C. Also, his Aunt Julie and Aunt Lena and his nieces and nephews. Lawrence also enjoyed his close circle of family and friends, Myron Kuzenko, Sharla Brennen, Amanda Kuzenko, Nestor, Myrna Pushka and family and Alymer and Pat Sawchuk. His special Brandon “Mac” friends and all his Rossburn friends. Lawrence was predeceased by his father and mother, William and Mary Kuzenko, his brother Murray Kuzenko and his first wife, Evangeline Kuzenko. A family viewing at Rae’s Funeral Home in Shoal Lake at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 17th and burial at 1:00 p.m. graveside at Glen Elmo in Rossburn, Manitoba. Flowers gratefully declined, and donations to the new Cancer Care Home in Brandon, in his memory will be greatly accepted, or a charity of choice.
KINLEY: In loving memory of Ken Kinley, beloved husband of Helen Kinley. Ken died on February 11, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 89. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Cartwright United Church in Cartwright, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at the Cartwright Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Cartwright and Area Foundation.
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Killarney and Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204- 523-7791.
GIBSON: The death of Donald John Gibson, beloved husband of Elaine, loving father of Heather and Brenda, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (this evening) between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Graveside Service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Ceremony to Celebrate Don's life at 2:00 p.m. at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive. Pastor Darryl McAuley will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba 7 - 414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1P2 or the Canadian Cancer Society - 415 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TULLIS: Edith, born in Brandon, MB to proud parents Annabella (Milne) and Charles Crombie Gray on August 14, 1920 and passed away peacefully in Surrey, B.C. on February 6, 2012 at the age of 91 years. After many years in Brandon, MB, moved to British Columbia and married Duncan Fairbairn Tullis who passed away in 1991. Edith was preceded in death by her brothers; Peter in 1943, Don in 1994 and Jim in 2002 and her sister Betty in 1991. She is survived by her brother Dave in Winnipeg, MB and Rob in Duncan BC and nieces and nephews across Canada. Her pleasant personality and friendly smile will be missed by all. At Edith’s request there will not be a service but a Celebration of Her Life will be organized at a future date. Donations in Edith’s memory can be made to the Alzheimers Society of B.C.
WRIGHT: William Henry Wright of Brandon, formerly of Rivers, MB, beloved husband of Annie, father of David Wright and Rosemary Justice (Gordon), grandfather of Angelica, Aaron and Richele Wright. It is with deep sadness that the family announce Bill’s death at Hillcrest Place, Brandon, on January 14, 2012 in his 86th year. Bill was born August 15, 1926 Ratter and Dunnett Twp, Ontario on his grandfather Adams’ farm to William and Katie Wright. He was the firstborn of 12 children. His schooling was partly in the CNR “school on wheels” which is now a museum at Clinton, ON. Through correspondence, Bill eventually attained Grade XII. He excelled in math, geography and science. At age 18, Bill joined the Canadian Army (Infantry) and took basic training at Brantford. He was posted to Rivers, became a paratrooper in the Special Air Service following 3 months at Fort Benning, Georgia, on a Pathfinder Course. He met and married Annie Laurie White in 1949. They lived briefly at Rivers, then Brandon, before being posted to CFB Petewawa, ON. Bill had been with the contingent of soldiers fighting the Red River flood at Winnipeg in 1950. Bill was soon promoted to the rank of Sgt., training men for battle in Korea. He went there with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, in 1952. Thirteen months later, he returned and was posted to London, ON, buying his first car in 1954. He was sent to North Bay, then Sault Ste. Marie, then Sudbury on recruiting staff. At Sudbury, son David arrived. The next posting was at St. Catherines, ON on Instruction Cadre duty. The family settled in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Daughter Rosemary arrived. Next posting was back to London. In 1965, the family arrived in Germany, policing “The Wall” in West Germany, on a 3 year stint with the RCR. Bill purchased a Volkswagen from the factory and drove the family to many European cities. Back in Canada in late 1968, Bill was posted to Edmonton and began parachuting again. He was officially discharged in May 1970, having earned the rank of Warrant Officer. The family spent 6 months in Ft. McMurray, AB and 18 years in Stewart, BC. He worked for BC Hydro 13 years as an operator area dispatcher. Bill built a large house in Stewart. He loved to fish and hunt, keeping the family freezer well stocked with moose meat and salmon. It was at Stewart where Bill and Navy veteran and friend John Keresman organized an International Sea Cadet Corps, enlisting boys and girls from Stewart, and from Hyder, Alaska less than a mile away. These many years later, cadets are still sending Bill Christmas cards and letters with pictures of their children. Bill loved children and he was always willing to play the part of Santa Claus in December to the delight of children and adults alike, who didn’t know whether to call him Captain or Santa! While living in BC Bill was appointed as BC Coroner. This began an interesting phase in his life beginning in Stewart and ending in Duncan where he retired at 67 years of age. He and Annie moved to Sechelt where their grandchildren lived. Angelica now lives in Halifax, NS, Aaron is at UBC, Vancouver and Richele is in Sechelt. Bill loved them with all his heart. Bill brought Annie home to Manitoba in 2006, shortly after the symptoms of ALS began. He entered the Assiniboine Hospital late March 2011, spent 5 months there and was transferred to Hillcrest Place on September 1, 2011. Bill was predeceased by his parents, brothers Jack, Bob, and Howard; sisters Dorothy Graham and Rose Evanush. He is survived by brothers, Tom (Tom passed away January 26, 2012), Leonard and Clifford and sisters Kay Nuttley, Ellen Charbonneau, and Betty Restoule. Funeral service was held at River’s Baptist Church January 21, 2012 with Pastor Wil Warkentin officiating. Interment in River’s Cemetery. Three members of the Korean Veterans Association paid their respects in a short service of remembrance. Many thanks to the pallbearers: Annie’s brother Tom White, Annie’s nephews Al White, Bill and Bob McCluskey, Grant Nickles, and friend of the family Alvin Lepp. Thank you to all who visited Bill, he was comforted by your prayers. Thank you to Memories Chapel, Brandon, and to the Ladies Auxiliary Legion Branch 75 at Rivers, for your caring and kind services. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2 or ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J2.
WESTWOOD: 1927 – 2012 William Mackenzie Westwood passed away with his family at his side on January 12, 2012 in Minnedosa Hospital. Mack was born March 11, 1927. He attended school in Rapid City then farmed with his parents Bert and Ellen Westwood. He was in the Navy in 1946-47, seeing enough of the world for him returned to farming by purchasing north half of 1-14-20 in the R.M. of Saskatchewan formerly known as Beattie pasture. The next few years were spent breaking the sod, picking roots and stones. In October 1952 he and Ethel Ironside of Oakleigh district married and in 1958 built their home here and raised their family, grain farmed, raised cattle and chickens. Mack enjoyed fishing and deer hunting and in later years took up golfing on Rapid City Golf Course. He loved his five grandchildren and was delighted with the birth of his great grandson last year. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ethel and children Heather (Doug) Wells, Randy (Cathy) Westwood, and Linda (Cameron) Hales; Grandchildren: Bradley (Erin) Wells, David (Heather) Wells, Amanda Westwood, Mackenzie Hales and Spencer Hales and Great Grandson, Mason Wells; Sister, Jean Westwood of Calgary; brothers--in-law and sisters- in-laws and their families. Also, sadly missed by Katie Cat. A memorial tea was held in Rapid City on January 17, 2012. A family burial will take place at a later date.
“Much Loved, Forever Missed.”
Donations, if desired, to Brandon Health Foundation for “Murray House” Cancer Residence, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or charity of choice.
STEVENSON: The death of Jean Stevenson, beloved wife of Harry, loving mother of Connie and Kim occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the BrandonRegional Health Centre. The ceremony to celebrate Jean's life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Private family interment will be held in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Jean to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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MEADOWS: Mervin Meadows. Dad passed away peacefully at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 6, 2012, with his family at his side. Dad was born on the farm south of Griswold on June 18, 1926 to parents Winnifred (Young) and Walter Meadows. He soon became the apple of his five older sisters’ eyes. He grew up in Oak Lake and after school he went to work on the CPR. He worked there for the next forty years, retiring as Roadmaster in 1986. Dad met our Mom June while she was an MTS operator in Oak Lake. They married on October 11, 1952. Son Garry was born in November 1953 and daughter Judy in October 1954. The family lived in Oak Lake until moving to Brandon in 1965. They maintained their close friendships with their dear friends from the many years spent living in Oak Lake. Mom and Dad were able to travel Canada from coast to coast several times, and made trips to California, Florida, and Las Vegas. Mom passed away after a short illness, on November 16, 1983. Several years later, Dad met another life partner, Dorothy Doole. They enjoyed life together and spent many hours on the dance floor. They enjoyed travelling the world from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, to many countries in Europe. One of Dad’s highlight holidays was when he took his entire family to California in 1996. He really enjoyed seeing Disneyland through his grandchildren’s eyes. Due to failing health, Dad and Dorothy moved to Victoria Landing in December 2010. Dad took up playing pool again, something he hadn’t done for many years. He was excited to win the gold medal in the senior games held there last June. Dad loved playing cards. Many evenings through the years were spent playing crib, rummy, and rummoli. Dad was so happy to have been able to see his eldest granddaughter Colette and her fiancé Mike be married this past July in Clear Lake. That was a very special day. Due to health reasons, Dad decided to move to Dauphin in October, to be near his family. He has resided at Lorray Manor for the past four months. He was always so happy to have his grandchildren visit him there. He loved to hear all of their news. Of course there was always the “hockey discussion and debate” with grandsons Chris and Brodie. Grampa loved watching hockey on TV, and spent many hours doing so. We were truly blessed to have spent so much time with Dad over these past few months. Dad was predeceased by his parents Winnifred and Walter; wife June; sisters Myrtle, Marjorie, Chris, Irene and Thelma; brothers-in-law George Torrance, Bill Allum, Harold Cairns, and Geordie Elliott. Dad is survived by his life partner Dorothy; son Garry and wife Diane, and their children Colette (Mike), Michelle and Glen; daughter Judy and husband Fred Todoruk, and their sons Chris and Brodie; as well as numerous extended family members. In accordance with Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services 1-877-243-4459.
McKERLIE: With family by her side, Daisy “Jean” McKerlie (nee Piett) of Brandon, MB entered into rest Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home at the age of 86 years. Jean was born May 5, 1925, 5th daughter of nine children born to Stan and Daisy Piett of Springhill, MB. She attended Iroquois School. She worked various jobs including nanny & housekeeper while attending school; working in the Neepawa Bakery and Fred Burgess Solo Store until she left Neepawa in 1953, when she married Clint McKerlie. They made a life together raising three children in the City of Winnipeg, relocating to Surrey BC in 1977. After one year, a transfer found them moving to Brandon, MB in 1978. Jean found work with David Lawrence Men’s Wear until its closing where she took a job at Walmart. Jean loved working with people. Later she joined her husband Clint as a postal courier, until Clint passed away in 1993. Jean was an active person who loved to garden, bowl, dance, fish, and golf. She enjoyed her cottage at Pelican Lake where many summer holidays were spent with visiting family. She was a wonderful cook and baker. Her passion was her family and being involved with her adult children, grandsons, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and friends. Jean was associated with the Brandon RCL, BFPBA, and Prairie Oasis. She was predeceased by husband Clint, sisters Clara Hawkins, Eva Martin, Dorothy Hutton, Thelma Burnett, Majorie McMurchie, and brothers Ronald and Donald Piett. Surviving are daughters Denise (Keith) Kennedy, Nola (Darren) Jones, son Brent McKerlie, grandsons Ryan, Travis and Blake Kennedy, Cam, Scott and Drew Jones. Also surviving is brother Fred (Diane) Piett, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Neepawa United Church with Rev. M. Satterly officiating. Interment followed in Neepawa Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Ryan, Travis, and Blake Kennedy, Cam, Scott, and Drew Jones. White’s Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home or the Salvation Army in memory of Jean McKerlie.
Thank you for being a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, friend and our strength.  We will love you forever and you will always be in our hearts.
We, the family of Jean McKerlie, would like to express our sincere gratitude to family and friends for the support provided to Mother over the past couple of years. It's during a time like this that we learn how much our family and friends really mean to us. We so appreciate your sympathy and love. A sincere thanks for the many beautiful cards, flowers, remembrances, and memorial donations received at our mother’s passing. A special thank you to the Dinsdale PCH staff, Pastor Sharon McDonaugh, Dr. Moller, and We Care Health Services for all of their professional and compassionate care provided to our Mother. 
“May God Bless You All”
KLEIN: It is with great sadness the family of Steven Daniel "Danny" Klein announce his passing on Friday, January 27, 2012 in Brandon. Danny was born on October 16, 1958 in Gander, Newfoundland. During his younger years Danny received his education in various locations that the family moved to including: Downsview, Ontario; Alsask and Dana, Saskatchewan; Cornwallis, Nova Scotia and Shilo, Manitoba. Danny loved sports and as a teenager played hockey, golfed and swam. After receiving his education he was employed as aplumber, welder and most recently a cook after receiving his Red Seal in 1994. Danny is survived by his mother Betty Klein, sisters Linda (Joe) Krieser and Jan Klein, brother Brian Klein, partner Patricia Chesney as well as nieces Melissa and Jessica and nephew Christopher. He was predeceased by his father John Klein. A private graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Shannon McCarthy. Friends who desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Danny to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KING: The death of Carol Ann King, age 66 years, wife of Hugh and mother of Mike, Ian and Allison occurred on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Family and friends are invited to attend Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, February 17, 2012 between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to share their memories at a come and go memorial reception. If friends so desire donations in memory of Carol may be made to the ALS Society and or Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba. Expressions of sympathy may be made are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JACQUES: It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Willam Henry (Bill) Jacques in the Virden District Hospital on January 29, 2012 at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of Sonia. Bill was born in Souris Manitoba, on August 9, 1928 to Richard and Beatrice Jacques. Due to the passing of Beatrice at the time of Bill’s birth, he was eventually adopted to Rene and Elizabeth Jacques, who loved Bill with all their hearts. Bill was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his loving wife Sonia, his nieces, nephews, cousins and his brother in law, Bill Yakobobich. Bill met the love of his life Sonia Senkiw, at a dance at the Legion Hall in Virden in 1954. Bill worked for ten winters in logging camps around the Aticokan Ontario area, while he and Sonia stayed in touch. They married in 1964 and began farming in the Sifton district near Oak Lake. While not having any children of their own, Bill and Sonia spent several summers hosting some of their nieces and nephews, which they enjoyed greatly. Bill’s love was farming, most especially, his cattle. Bill and Sonia worked their farm until 1998, retiring to Virden. While Bill may have left the farm, farming never left Bill and after retirement, he ran combines for various friends. Bill and Sonia also enjoyed other activities, including dancing but Bill took special delight in his yard and flower gardens. Sadly, Bill’s health took a downward turn in 2009 when he suffered a stroke. He spent time in and out of hospital, but never lost that spirit that made him so special. A celebration of Bill’s life took place on February 3, 2012 at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Eulogist was Francis Gillard and reader was Fred Faucher. Sonia would like to thank Dr Roux, who provided such excellent care to Bill and the staff at the Virden District Hospital for their continuing care. Thanks also goes out to the Palliative care volunteers who sat with Bill and provided such wonderful support. A very special thanks goes to Dale Van Loo, for all of the support she provided to Sonia after Bill’s passing. Sonia would like to thank all those who provided loving support by way of flowers, food and prayers for Bill.
HOGELAND: Albert Maurice Hogeland (Hogie); passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side, November 16, 2011 at Erickson Health Centre, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Maurice was born April 19, 1926 at the family farm near McConnell. He was a lifetime employee of the Manitoba Pool elevators, both as a grain buyer and a fire inspector in the Souris area, Inglis, Letellier, and Erickson. After he retired he filled his life taking wonderful care of his wife of 50 years, gardening, helping neighbors and traveling to Alberta to be with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad was an avid sportsman, hunting, fishing, chuckwagon racing, curling , playing both ball and hockey. He is fondly remembered by so many for his stories and sense of humor. He is survived by his children Irene (Monte) Dunn, George (Diane) Hogeland. and Barb Hogeland. His grandchildren Heather Ray, Greg (Ceara) Ray, Pam (Jason) Sahli, Brad Hogeland and Caidan, Dallas and Camryn Fuller, as well as his great grandchildren Samuel, Trystan, Cordell, Nicholas, Kayleigh, Reece, Wyatt and Hunter. He is also survived by his sisters Doris Asselstine, Elizabeth (Shorty) Phillips, Aleta deKeruzec; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Hogie was predeceased by his wife Dot (Armstrong); parents Wilf and Myrtle; step mother Anne; sister Eleanor and brother Wilfrid Douglas. Dot and Hogie were laid to rest together in the Hamiota Cemetery November 22, 2011. The family would like to thank everyone for their generous acts of kindness, food, flowers and monetary donations to the Erickson and District Palliative Care and Cancer Care Manitoba.
A light is from our household goneA voice we loved is stilledA place is vacant at our homeWhich never can be filled.
HENDERSON: Harvey Edward Henderson passed away on January 26, 2012 at the Tri-Lake Regional Health Centre in Killarney at 67 years of age. He was born on November 27, 1944 “at home” in Killarney. Harvey grew up in a farming community near Killarney, Manitoba, attending Henderson School, a rural elementary school, and later Killarney Collegiate. He received training at ACC in Brandon and worked as a carpenter for several years. He spent most of his working years with Bradley Sand and Gravel and later Wheat City Concrete operating a gravel washplant in the Wakopa District. During this time Harvey developed a cattle farm which was his life-long interest. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Hilda, Ruth, and Margaret. He is survived by his sister Carolyn and brothers Richard and Brian. Private viewing and interment were held on Friday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. at Wheatland Chapel. Funeral service was held Friday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba with Rev. Colin Grambo officiating.
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