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SEENS: It is with sadness the family announces the death of Margaret (Marg) Seens, Sunday August 7, 2011 at Fairview Home, at 88 years of age. Mum was born on the family farm September 4, 1922 to Alexander and Jacque Thomson in the Tarbolton District. She attended Spring Valley School, Sunday School and Church services at Tarbolton Church. In her early years on her Mother and Dad's farm, Marg spent many happy hours with her brother Jim Thomson and cousins Janet Cochrane, Lillian Maskel and Clifford Thomson. Marg married George Seens on October 16, 1943. They farmed NE Sec. 15-11-22 until 1967. From Margaret and George's union there were four children: Lynda, Bud, Ray and Ron. Mum took great pride in the yard at the farm and received several awards for farm beautification from the Province. Margaret also spent many hours leading and teaching the Bradwardine 4-H Sewing Club, she took great pride in seeing all the girls learn to sew. Mum loved to play the piano at home, sing in the Tarbolton Church Choir and work with the UCWA. In 1967, Mum and Dad moved to Moosomin, SK and then to Brandon in 1968 where Margaret worked at the Agricultural Extension Centre. Mum and Dad spent many happy days on Hazelwood Crescent where Mum's garden was the envy of the block. Mum's Boxing Day celebrations hold special memories that her family will always cherish. Mum and Dad enjoyed many hours with family and friends at their Sandy Lake cabin. She was at her best when all the grandchildren were there. They also loved to go dancing at the barn in Clear Lake. Mum was kind and patient and a great teacher of life skills to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The love and wisdom she shared with all of us was a huge inspiration in shaping our lives. Marg was predeceased by her husband George in 1995 and her youngest son Ron in 1996. Marg is survived by her brother Jim Thomson (Marg); by daughter Lynda McLachlan, children Debbie (Rob), Kevin (Jenn); by son Bud (Linda), children Michelle (Paul) and T.J.; by son Ray (Pat), children Tracie, Marcie and Travis (Jenna); and by daughter-in-law Josie (Don) children, Michael (Jen), Kristen (Tony), Shandie (Shane), and Josh; and by great grandchildren Abbey, Alex, Emily, Matthew, Ella, Micah, Mason, Colby and Jake. A service to celebrate Mum's life was held on August 11, 2011 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home with Lawrence McInnes officiating. A private interment followed at the Tarbolton Cemetery with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, Manitoba Chapter, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2, Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street E., Brandon, MB, R7A 7M5 or charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
Mum - Grandma Great Grandma
You wiped away many tears,And even calmed many fears.You have kissed all sorts of parts,You even somehow healed broken hearts.You gave your love without a second thought,You gave lectures when our mistakes you caught.But you also gave hugs for no reason at all,You held us tight whenever a tear would fall.You gave us the courage to walk alone,You gave us the love of a real home.You endured many things just for our sake,Your love was genuine so much love would be hard to fake.You are truly a gift from God above,Only He could have made you with that much love.
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PENNER: Jake Penner of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the age of 73 years. A funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Ave. on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating.
Messages of condolence maybe placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
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MCFADDEN: Eileen May McFadden passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 atthe Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 81 years. Eileen was born in the R.M. of Daly on July 6, 1930 to Chester and Madge McFadden. She was the younger of two children born to Chester and Madge. She was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her older brother, Don and his wife Marg and also by their four children, Gordon and wife Michelle, Jamie and wife Lesley and Bruce and Barbara McCannell and husband Brent. She is also survived by nine great nieces and nephews. Eileen attended Rivers Consolidated School from which she graduated with her Grade X11 in 1947. She attended Wheat City Business College and then worked for a year. In 1949, she enrolled at Brandon College from which she graduated in 1953 with her B.A. degree. The following year, she received her Bachelor of Library Science degree from McGill University. In 1978, she received her Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto. From 1954 to 1956, she worked in the library at the University of Toronto and from 1956 to 1959 in the library at the University of Manitoba. In 1959, she was appointed as Director of Library Services at Brandon College/Brandon University, a position she held until 1977. In 1978, she was appointed University Archivist at Brandon University and she held that position until her retirement in 1997. Eileen was always very involved with both provincial and national library organizations and on two occasions presented papers to the national library organization convention. She was also involved in historical and women's organizations and was a long time member of the Order of The Eastern Star and the Manitoba Liberal Association. In 1990, she received the Women of Distinction award from the Y.W.C.A. A memorial service will be held at Rivers United Church on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at the Rivers Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3, or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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McAULAY: Olive September 23, 1916. 5:30AM, Friday August 26, 2011 our loving mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt left this world. She passed away at Moog and Friends Hospice in Penticton with her son Doug and Son-in-law Scott by her side. She is survived by son Doug and Son-in-law Scott, Brothers Norman (Alice), Stanley (Phyllis), Sisters-in-law, Ethel Wilson and Mabel Thompson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ann and Frederick Wilson, Husband Howard and infant son Donald, Brothers Percy and Richard(Dick) Wilson, as well as brothers-in-law, Earl McAulay and George Thompson. Olive and Howard lived and farmed at Bounty, Saskatchewan for many years, until father died in 1987. From then on she made her home with son Doug, in Conquest, Saskatchewan. Miniota and Brandon Manitoba and lately Penticton B.C. When Scott joined the family in 2009 she enjoyed getting to know the extended family that he brought with him. A loving spirit has left this world and we will miss her always. Cremation has taken place, a service celebrating Mother’s life will take place at a later date.
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LAVOIE: The death of Donna Marie Lavoie beloved wife of Dick Vreeman occurred in Brandon on August 24, 2011. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service to remember Donna at the Christian Reformed Church, 1509 Victoria Avenue on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Evert Busink will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Donna to an organization for the promotion of a chemical free environment or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. 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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GEROW: Jenny Gerow, 81, of Souris Manitoba, died August 2, 2011. The funeral was held at the St. Paul’s United Church August 5, 2011. She was born, Janette Bell Houston to the late William and Janet Houston on November 11, 1929 in Winnipeg, MB. Jenny’s childhood was spent growing up in St. Francis and then Kenton. Her Grade 12 year was spent boarding in Hamiota. She went on to Teachers’ College in Winnipeg and subsequently taught at Glenvale, a rural school in the Brandon area. She married the late Frank Gerow in 1953, they lived, raised a family and worked on the farm north west of Souris until their retirement in 1983. They moved to Souris and worked as caretakers at the Manor for approximately 10 years. The past 9 years Jenny was a resident at the Personal Care Home in Souris. Jenny had many loves and hobbies throughout her life, she loved to curl and golf, she was a tough competitor when it came to cards or a game of scrabble, she enjoyed travelling with family, she contributed to the community in may ways, through the Legion Auxiliary, the Toastmistress Club, the Fairboard and the 4-H Clubs to name a few. Her most valued treasure was her family, especially her grandchildren who made her proud every day. Jenny is survived by five children: Darcy Gerow (Carol) of Souris, Sharon Barron (Nick) of Edmonton, Iris Gerow of Brandon, Nancy Hayes (Rick) of Edmonton and Brian Gerow of Brandon; Grandchildren Bryce, Curt, Kira and Karrie Gerow, Brett and Jill Barron and Brendan and Kaylin Hayes; sister, Jean Daniel of Hamiota; brother, Jack (Gwen) of Kenton; sister-in-law Florence Houston of Red Rock; sister-in-law, Margaret Davison (Al) of Edmonton and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Jenny is predeceased by her husband, Frank in 1997, parents William and Janet Houston, brothers Jim and wife Leah and William and wife Margaret Houston, brother, Tom Houston, sister Marion and brothers-in law Jim Daniel, Murray Fulkerson. In memory of Jenny, donations may be made to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
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DOW: Dr. George Edward Dow. Dec. 12, 1929-Aug. 18, 2011. It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our much loved husband, father and grandfather, George Dow. Born and raised in Boissevain, Manitoba, George was the only child of Dorothy (Taylor) Dow and Edward Dow. He is survived by wife Ruth (Mackie), and children Anne Dow-Clarke (Stephen) and Edward (Marielle); grandchildren Meaghan Clarke, Abigail Clarke and Sophie Dow; sister-in-law Laura Cliffe; nieces Dawne Obleman (Bob), Sandra Marcus, and Karla Henderson; and great-nephew Rick Obleman (Carla) and their children Matt and Avery. Dad was predeceased by his parents, his sister in-law Grace Henderson, brothers-in-law Gordon Cliffe and Doug Henderson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; too many friends to count – and his two very capable hunting dogs, both named Cappy. Dad spent his entire childhood in the town of Boissevain, Manitoba, graduating from Boissevain Collegiate in 1946. From there he attended the University of Manitoba graduating with degrees in Science (1950) and Medicine (1955). Following their marriage in 1955, Mom and Dad moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for one year where Dad studied family medicine before entering into medical practice in Killarney, Manitoba in 1956. Dad served as a physician in the town of Killarney and district for over 40 years, retiring in 1999. For much of his career he was part of a 2 or 3 doctor practice which meant that each doctor spent countless hours “on-call” for weekend and medical calls. In addition he served as a medical examiner for the region for many years. Throughout his time in Killarney Dad was very involved in local politics and numerous community organizations. He served on the building committees for the Tri-Lake Health Centre and the new Killarney United Church. He also found time to serve as a town councillor from 1977-1986, mayor from 1977-1986, and school trustee from 1987-1997. For his dedication and commitment to the community Dad was named “Physician of the Year” by the Manitoba Medical Association in 1990. He was also recognized by the College of Family Physicians of Canadawith a life membership, awarded in 1999. In July of this year he received his 60 year service award from the Masonic Lodge. Dad was a man with boundless energy and to say he was well-rounded would be an understatement. He had numerous hobbies: hunting, fishing, trapshooting, golf, curling, reading, stamp collecting, church choir and travelling. Most importantly Dad was a dedicated family man and a mentor to his children and grandchildren. He was also a world-class tease, never missing an opportunity to frustrate and bemuse those around him. A memorial service was held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Killarney United Church, officiated by Reverend Cole Grambo. Special thanks to the staff at Bayside Personal Care Home, Garth Nichol, the United Church ladies, and to all others who have helped in any way. For those who desire donations may be made to the Bayview Friends (Bayside) or the Killarney United Church Building Fund.
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DEVENNY: Murray Scott Devenny passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on August 21, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Murray was the beloved husband of Verona (Verna), father of Cheryl, Timothy, Lloyd, and brother of Gerry and Margaret. He leaves to mourn many special friends and numerous family members including three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Neil Scott and Hannah (nee Hogan) and brother, Neil. Prior to the last three years of being in Brandon, Murray and Verna resided in Yorkton, SK for eight years. Murray worked for the CNR as a locomotive engineer out of The Pas area. After 38 years of service, he retired in 1984. After retiring, both Murray and Verna enjoyed 17 years of fishing, boating, snowmobiling and beautiful sunsets at Rocky Lake in northern Manitoba. As per Murray’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony was held.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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CZEKALA: Oliver "Oli" Czekala passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Oliver was born on May 7, 1969 in Mehlingen, Germany. As a young boy growing up, he spent lots of time fishing with his dad and also camping and going on holiday's with his parents. He was also on a bowling league in Germany. Oliver graduated from high school in Germany in 1984 and following high school, he went to a trades school where he graduated with a Carpentry Diploma in 1987. Following school, he enlisted in the German Army in 1991 and came over to Canada with the German Army in 1993, stationed at Shilo. Oliver left the army in 1994. His daughter Racheal was born in January 1995. Oliver later went to work at Ora Dental in 1995 until the time of his passing. In the many years he worked there, he made many good friends. Oliver liked spending time with his two best friends in Canada Fred and Deiter. The three of them enjoyed going to the German Restaurant to have a cold beer and a Schnitzel. This is where Oliver and Michelle met. In 2004, their son Matthias was born. Oliver and Michelle were married and became a united family in June of 2005. In April of 2006, they travelled to Germany to meet and visit with his family. They spent this time seeing his beautiful country, by going to castles and going on the Rhine River. In April of 2007, their second son Jayden was born. In 2009, Oliver's brother and wife came to visit us and we got to show them where we lived in Canada. Oliver enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed hosting BBQ's at their home, spending time on his computer gaming with Fred or Tory, golfing with the guys, watching the demo derby at the fair, going for walks or to playtime with the little boys. He also loved spending time with his wife after the boys went to bed watching their favorite shows together. Oliver is survived by his wife Michelle; son Tory; daughter Racheal; son Matthias; and son Jayden. He is also survived by his brother Gottfried (Silvia), sister Inga in Germany and father and mother in law Randy and Karen Jay and brother-in-law Michael (Jodi) Jay. As well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins in both Canada and Germany. Oliver was predeceased by: his father Adalbert Czekala; mother Ruth Czekala; and brother-in-law Berhard Bohm.
Always and Foreverin our hearts”
The Ceremony to Celebrate Oli's life was held at Central United Church on Monday, August 8, 2011. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiated. Donations in memory of Oli may be made to the Y.M.C.A. 231-8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3X2.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BRODA: Mike (Turk) Broda passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Authority after losing his brief but brave battle with cancer. Mike was born in Terrace, B.C. on October 12, 1956, but lived all his adult years in Brandon, Manitoba. He worked for Swish Marrin as a sales representative for the last 27 years. He travelled throughout Western Manitoba, all the way north to Thompson. He had an infectious love for life, and was always ready to greet friends into his home or cottage. He had many activities which he enjoyed, such as boating, racquetball, squash, and golf. By far, however was his love of snowmobiling. He loved his "toys", each of which was always new and always fast. Mike was honoured each year to host a golf tournament at Clear Lake for the last 15 years, rain or shine, which was always attended by a large number of friends. All participants and any other friends were then invited to Mike's cabin for a potluck supper. Mike also held a special place in his heart for his friend's children, and the children took to Mike like the "uncle" he wanted to be. He is survived by his mother Vera Slastukin; brother Rick, step brothers Robbie and Johnnie, and dozens of friends, too many to name, who he considered family. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. A reception will follow, also at the Church. Anyone who wishes may donate in Mike's name to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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WARREN: James Edward “Jim” Warren, 1933-2011. James, only son of the late Amy and Walter Warren of Ninette, passed away suddenly on August 23, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Craig, Kerry, Kelvin, Scott, his daughters, Linda and Garlyn, stepchildren, Stacy and Barb, his former wife Gwen, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, plus his sister Donna. He was predeceased by his parents, one son Brett wife Doris and sister Verna. He spent his worklife in long distance trucking. He enjoyed fishing and caring for his mother, Paul, Doris, and Jean. His good sense of humour will be missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Wheatland Chapel in Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday August 27, 2011. Interment will be held at the Ninette Cemetery following the service. In Lieu of flowers donations in memory of Jim may be made to the local foodbank, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791.
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McLEOD: Eileen Grace McLeod beloved wife of Wilbert, of Minnedosa, MB passed away on August 24, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Minnedosa, MB. Interment to follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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LAVOIE: The death of Donna Marie Lavoie beloved wife of Dick Vreeman occurred in Brandon on August 24, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BRODA: Mike (Turk) Broda passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Authority after losing his brief but brave battle with cancer. Mike was born in Terrace, B.C. on October 12, 1956, but lived all his adult years in Brandon, Manitoba. He worked for Swish Marrin as a sales representative for the last 27 years. He travelled throughout Western Manitoba, all the way north to Thompson. He had an infectious love for life, and was always ready to greet friends into his home or cottage. He had many activities which he enjoyed, such as boating, racquetball, squash, and golf. By far, however was his love of snowmobiling. He loved his "toys", each of which was always new and always fast. Mike was honoured each year to host a golf tournament at Clear Lake for the last 15 years, rain or shine, which was always attended by a large number of friends. All participants and any other friends were then invited to Mike's cabin for a potluck supper. Mike also held a special place in his heart for his friend's children, and the children took to Mike like the "uncle" he wanted to be. He is survived by his mother Vera Slastukin; brother Rick, step brothers Robbie and Johnnie, and dozens of friends, too many to name, who he considered family. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. A reception will follow, also at the Church. Anyone who wishes may donate in Mike's name to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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MAITLAND: Harry Maitland, of Brandon, MB, beloved son of the late Alex and Mary Maitland, passed away at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, MB on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 92 years of age. A service to celebrate Harry’s life will be held at the Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Harry’s memory to the Dinsdale PCH, 510-6th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9. Messages of condolence to the family can be sent through the obituary at
www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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