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VILLERS: Daphne Joyce. It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family of Daphne Villers announces her passing at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Daphne is survived by her husband of 55 years John; sons John (Yvonne), Mike (Heather), Tim (Michelle), and Dave (Wanda); and grandchildren Russ, Nicole, David, Ryan, Brittany, Mathew, Brayden, and Brooke. She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters. Daphne was born on May 16, 1937, in Russell, MB, and in her early days lived on the farm with her family and 11 siblings. She moved to Brandon where she worked at the Brandon Mental Hospital as a psychiatric nurse for 35 years. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #247 and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary, where she held various positions during her time of service. Some of Daphne’s favorite things were sewing, cooking, baking, playing video games, and family was most important to her. Mass to celebrate Daphne’s life will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jorge Mante as Celebrant with luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Daphne may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 327- 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3E5.
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TANNER: Christine Tanner of Brandon, beloved mother of Joy, Tina, Brenda and Shirley, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the age of 82 years. In keeping with Christine’s wishes, cremation will take place with a private family gathering to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Christine may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
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MAUTHE: It is with sadness that the family of Douglas Mauthe, age 55, beloved husband of Lora, father of Len (Sarah) and Cheryl and grandfather of Colin and Emily, announce that his death occurred on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. also at Memories Chapel. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
JUDD: The death of Lorne Hilton Judd, age 86 years, of Brandon, occurred on Monday, December 3, 2012 in Weslaco, Texas. Ceremony to Celebrate Lorne’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Cher Paulson officiating. A private family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Lorne may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 – 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
JANSSEN: We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of our Mom and Oma, Margaretha “Henny” Janssen on December 9, 2012 in Arizona. Henny is survived by her daughters, Marg, Wendy, and Diana and by her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Ryan, Alicia and Walker; Briana, Adam and Madison; Jesse, and Zachary. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Henny`s life on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Free Church, Carberry, MB. Donations in Henny`s memory may be made to a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home – Carberry in care of arrangement. 204-834-2629.
BURGESS: Albert T. Burgess It is with great sadness, we announce that Albert Tilden Burgess passed away peacefully on December 14, 2012 at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 82. Albert was predeceased by his wife, Lila and his parents, Hazel and Elsie Burgess. Albert will lovingly be remembered by his four children Caroline (Glenn), Bob (Debbie), Garry (Michelle) and Kathy (John). His grandchildren Heather, Dianna, Stephen, Shawna, Julia (Justin), Jessica, Victoria, Joni (Jeffrey) and Bernie. His great grandchildren Isabella, Lucas, Clover, Alexandra, Kaylee and Hannah. He is also survived by two close brothers; Charlie and Ernie in British Columbia, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends. Albert was born Nov 27, 1930 and grew up on a farm near Lauder in South West Manitoba. He was a creative and inquisitive child, always fixing things for friends and family and even ensuring his house had electricity. In 1947 his family moved to Winnipeg and a few years later he married Lila Grieve from Lauder his soul mate of 59 1/2 years. He worked for 41 years at Bristol Aerospace, retiring at the age of 61 as the Manager of Material Provisioning & Inventory Control. In his retired years, he enjoyed his Bristol Breakfasts every two weeks as this allowed him to cherish his many friendships that he had formed throughout his career. He will always be remembered as a friendly, honest man who understood life and nature in the purest form. He took upon his shoulders the monumental task of caring for his disabled wife for more than 45 years. He dedicated his life to helping others.
We will miss him dearly.
Thank you to all the staff of Grace Cancer Care, the Palliative Care team, the Homecare team, and the staff at Riverview for their support and care. A special thank you to Les, (his neighbour) for all the special things he did for him. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the CancerCare Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
For those who wish to sign the online guest book please visit Chapel Lawn
ROURKE: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Agnes Ida Rourke on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg. Agnes was born October 4, 1934 in Minitonas. Agnes married Sam of Brandon. They were happily married for 45 years. Agnes started working as teacher in one room school. She completed her employment as a cashier with Safeway after 25 years of service. She developed many friendships with her fellow employees and customers over her lengthy career. Agnes was very talented in the kitchen, with a sewing machine, crochet hook, and knitting needle. Every student in Heather’s primary class would receive new mittens or a touque every Christmas. Agnes’s passion to create things continued until her final days. She was still completing projects in her hospital bed during her final days. She always had something she was either starting or finishing. She would only pause long enough to ring her cow bell at her children’s or grandchildren’s sporting events. Agnes was very generous, caring, and thoughtful. Agnes’s family was the joy in her life and she loved spending time with all of them. She dearly missed her husband after he passed away. Agnes’s body grew tired of waiting for “Sam” to return home and she joined him in better place. Agnes was predeceased by her father Roy, mother Tabea, brother Roy, and her husband Oliver Granville “Sam” 1999. She is survived by three children: Joe (Jackie) of Brandon, Barry (Sandra) of Revelstoke, and Heather (Bob) Julius of Winnipeg; sister Mary (Bill) of Winnipeg, sister Ardyth of Calgary, brother Arthur (Myrna) of Winnipeg, sister Lillian of Prince George, and brother George (Caroline) of Saskatoon, three grandchildren Sam Julius, Emma Julius and Robyn Rourke and numerous other nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Wednesday December 5, 2012. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiated and the family would like to thank her for the wonderful tribute. The family wishes to thank all of the people who have helped them through these difficult times. The family would also like to express their gratitude to George Henderson for his comforting reflections of their mother. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to a charity of choice.
“They who go feel not the pain of parting; it is they who stay behind that suffer”
~Michael AngeloExpressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
ORCHARD: Valerie Anne Orchard. With very heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our sister and auntie, Valerie Anne Orchard, with her special niece Keely by her side on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 62 years. Remaining to forever cherish her memory are her sisters Dana (Bill) Dunn, Barbara (Jack) Kennedy; as well as her adored niece Amy Kennedy; sweet nephew Benjamin Kennedy; and niece Keely (Robert) Starr. She will also be remembered by Phil Geiler; one uncle; several cousins; “all her little chickens” from MTS and many dear friends. She will be greatly missed by her much- loved Poppy. Valerie was predeceased by her Father Stanley (1993), her Mother Elaine, (7 months) ago, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Valerie was born, raised and educated in Brandon. At a young age she began a 20 year career as a Hair Stylist in Brandon and later in Calgary. In 1986 she moved to Winnipeg which led her to a long career with MTS, where she worked until retirement. Valerie had a passion for dogs and often opened her home for doggie daycare. She took frequent bike rides to Assiniboine Park with Poppy perched in her wicker basket. Her hobbies included decorating, sewing, reading, exercising and crafts. She volunteered at the Winnipeg Humane Society, The Fringe Festival and with the Big Sisters of Winnipeg. In compliance with Valerie’s wishes, a private family interment will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jan Ritchie as well as the Doctors and Nurses at both HSC and Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion for Valerie. Our heartfelt thanks to Marci and Sande, there are not enough words to express our gratitude for the extraordinary support, love and care given to Valerie during her time of need. In lieu of flowers, donations in Valerie’s memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204-897-4665.
NORRIE: Jean Norrie died unexpectedly at home in Virden at the age of 81 on Sunday, October 28th, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Archie Norrie and loving mother to Joanne, Janice, and Denise. She was born Emily Jean Harrison on August 22nd, 1931. She was the fourth child in a family of five, born to Harry and Mary Harrison. They lived on farm near Isabella, MB, and Jean received her education at Isabella school. After her schooling at Isabella, she lived briefly in Winnipeg, taking Licensed Practical Nursing. She never completed this, as she returned home to Isabella, to help care for her niece, Lynne Harrison, whose mother had died. Jean lived with her brother Charlie, and continued to care for Lynne for more than two years. Jean then taught for one year at River Valley School, east of Virden. She enjoyed her time with her pupils and their families of this small stone school. Jean and Archie were married in the Isabella United Church on November 14th, 1953. Together they raised their three daughters on the farm that had been homesteaded by Jean’s maternal grandparents, Charles and Jane Craig. They lived there until moving to Virden in September of 2005. Jean was predeceased by Archie, her parents Harry and Mary Harrison, brothers Jim, Doug, Charlie (Verna and Isobel), sister Margaret (Allan) Dickie, niece Lynne Harrison Dunitz, and great-niece Cathy-Jo Harrison. She was also predeceased by Archie’s family: parents John and Helen Norrie, brothers George (killed in World War II), Bill (Lois), Gordon, Charlie (Phyllis and Eunice), Cyril, sisters Thelma (Don) Carnegie, Eleanor (Mel) Begg, Cora (Ted) Shier, nephews Don Norrie and Ron Norrie, and niece Lauren Kennedy. Jean is survived by her three daughters: Joanne (Ron) Huberdeau of Isabella, Janice Norrie of Medicine Hat, AB, and Denise (Bernard) Simard of St. Lazare. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren and their families: Leigh (Margaret), Bree-Anne, Jodan, and Aanick Huberdeau of Rainbow Lake, AB; Joel Huberdeau (Barb Kowalzik) of Airdrie, AB; Daniel (Sylvia), Jonah, Jaicee, and Jax Huberdeau of Grande Pointe, MB; Jamie (Tana), Acadia, and Deon Huberdeau of Isabella; Andrea Klassen of Kamloops, BC; Brian Simard and Jared Simard of Brandon, MB and Jenna Simard of St. Lazare, MB. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Jeannine Harrison of Hamiota, Doreen Norrie of Isabella, and Gloria Norrie of High River, AB, brother-in-law Frank (Ruth) Norrie of Surrey, BC, as well as numerous and special nieces and nephews. The celebration of Jean’s life was held in the Isabella Community Church with Linda Clark officiating on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. Her six grandsons were pallbearers and the organist was Marj Barteaux. Her grandson Daniel Huberdeau gave the eulogy, which captured Jean’s love of children. The choir consisted of friends from surrounding communities. The interment was in the Isabella cemetery, followed by a reception in the Isabella hall, served by the ladies of the community. Rae’s Funeral Home of Shoal Lake, MB, was in care of arrangements.
MINAKER: The family of Dorothy “Dot” Minaker, age 87 years, announce that her death occurred on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home. A private graveside service will take place at Brandon Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dot may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
McFADDIN: Katherine “Tina” (Reichert) McFaddin beloved mother of Sandra (Richard) Clark, Jim (Janice) Reichert, Bob (Eneida) Reichert, entered into rest at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home on December 13, 2012 at the age of 93 years. A service will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
McCULLOCH: Meta Mildred Elvira (nee Sinclair). On Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2012, Meta passed away peacefully at the Hartney Community Health Centre, Hartney, Manitoba (her much appreciated home since February, 2001). Meta was born on Nov. 20th, 1906 in the Windygates District, south of Darlingford, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents Angus McPherson Sinclair (1864-1926) and Rachel Wilson (1869 - 1956); adopted brother Eldon Cecil Sinclair (born Thomas Ray) (1898- 1980); brother Milton Clifford Alvin Sinclair (1912-2012); husband William Andrew McCulloch (1898- 1962); husband Goldwin Smith McCulloch (1910-1983); daughter Meta (Mae) MacNair (1936-2008). Meta’s early years were on the family farm at Windygates until her marriage to Willie in 1934, when Meta and Willie started their home in the Kingsley district southwest of Somerset, Manitoba. They raised their family at Kingsley and after Willie passed away in 1962, Meta left the farm. In 1965 Meta married Goldie and they lived on Goldie’s farm near Port Elgin, Ontario until 1967 when they moved to Souris, Manitoba. After Goldie’s passing in 1983 Meta continued to live in their Souris home until 2000 when severe arthritis required that she move to the Hartney Health Centre in 2001. Her first interest was her family. Meta is survived by son-in-law Jim MacNair with daughters Crystal (Gunter) Jochum; Coral (Steve) Meggison; Twila MacNair (Don Smirl), and Onnolee (Jamie) Scharf; daughter Elvira Carlisle with sons Kendall Carlisle (JoAnne), Corey (Nilu) Carlisle, daughter Cora-Lee (Mike)Rice; son Alvin (Jeanne) McCulloch with sons Bryce (Stacee) McCulloch and Christopher McCulloch (Christina). Great grandchildren: Michaela, Fiona, Renate, and Shavaughn Jochum; Sheena, Katie, George, Jillia, and Sarah Meggison; Marissa, Abrianna, and Calli Smirl; Elie, Naomi and Luca Scharf; Kieran and Maaya Carlisle; John Rice; Lucas and Carson McCulloch. Also surviving are sisters’- in - law Ruth Sinclair and Christine Welsh. Meta was active throughout her life with the United Church, the Ladies Aid, and the U.C.W. She was involved with various groups, including, The Manitoba Genealogical Society, The Monarchist League of Canada, Souris and Glenwood Horticulture Society. Meta had a real love of gardening and flowers. The funeral service for Meta was held at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris, Manitoba on Dec. 8th, 2012. Interment will take place at Kingsley Cemetery, near Somerset, Manitoba at a later date. Friends wishing to do so may make donations to the Hartney Community Health Centre, Hartney Manitoba or to St. Paul’s United Church Memorial Fund, Souris Manitoba. Funeral arrangements were by Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home at Souris, Manitoba.
LAZENBY: Marguerite “Rete” Lazenby passed away at the Assiniboine Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 95 years. Born in Millwood, Manitoba on November 28, 1917, Rete worked for the Manitoba Telephone System for twenty-seven years in Russell, Manitoba where she was the Chief Telephone Operator. She lived most of her life in Foxwarren, Manitoba but in the late 1980s she moved to Elgin, Manitoba to live with her sister Venie. In 2000, they both moved to a condo in Brandon where she resided until her death. In her youth, Rete loved all sports and participated in fastball, hockey, tennis, skiing and curling. In her later years she enjoyed watching all sports on T.V. and was a true fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Cardinals. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Elsie Lazenby, five brothers and two sisters. Rete leaves to mourn her passing nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A family graveside service will take place at a later date at the Foxwarren Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
KENNEDY: It is with sadness that the family of David Arnold Kennedy, age 75, beloved husband of Doreen, father of Tim (Mary-Anne), and grandfather of Kiran and Brandon, announce that his death occurred on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial reception at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you treat a friend to lunch and share some memories of Dave. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
JONES: It is with great sadness that the family of Alva D. Jones announce his passing on December 12, 2012 at the Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 90. A memorial service will be held at Killarney United Church on Tuesday December 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Alva may be made to the Parkinson Society Manitoba; 7-414 Weatmount Dr. Winnipeg, MB R2J 1P2
Messages of condolence may be made on-line at
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
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