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BURTON: Eileen Patricia Burton ("Patsy Munn"). Mother, Sister, Wife, Advocate, Volunteer, Friend, Dance Enthusiast. Mom was born in Brandon on May 26, 1929, the youngest of three children (including Bill and Kae) to Jim and Eileen Munn. At the time Brandon was an archetypical picture-perfect prairie town of about 1,200 people in an era, now past, of predictability, safety and common interest. Tragedy befell the family early as father Jim died when she was very young. Although mother Eileen had difficulty with this transition, Mom had her robust brother Bill and older sister Kae to rely upon and they were very happy. You will not find one person who knew "Patsy Munn" who will not remark upon her sense of spontaneity and appreciation of fun. She was always "effervescent", a "going concern", and "interested in everything". Whether playing with her cousin Clara at Uncle Hughes farm or attempting to tag along with big brother Bill and his friend George Burton, she was always up for fun. These characteristics stayed with Mom throughout her life, and people loved her for it. As a teenager, she had what must have been a dream job: usher at the Strand Theatre, likely instilling a sense of excitement in prepping for any kind of event. She developed incredible people skills, evident in the social gatherings at the house or elsewhere in Dauphin and Edmonton. But Patsy Munn became Pat Burton when proximity and mutual admiration blossomed into a true love story between her and the self same George Burton. They were crazy about each other and married at St. Matthews in Brandon in 1948. They eventually settled in Winnipeg where post WWII accommodations were hard to find, but they made it work. While Dad was busy shrewdly developing his career with CN telecommunications, bidding on out-of-the way postings and increasing seniority, Mom kept the home fires burning and soon enough there were two children, (Ricky AKA P.J. and Colleen) and a lovely bungalow in Fort Garry. When Dad was transferred to Dauphin, MB in 1965. Mom found herself on the threshold of another new and exciting world that had with it something she had never considered before: CURLING! It was the perfect introduction to this pretty little town as the CN bonspiel required at least one woman per rink. Mom was up for it and by God if they didn't win the whole "Spiel." That was it. Now she was an "expert" at the sport and began to accrue trophy after trophy; if not just based on simple skill, at least a testament to unbridled enthusiasm! In Dauphin Mom and Dad made many life-long friends. Mom volunteered at ARC industries, with the Lions club, Shriners and numerous other community activities. Life was a potpourri of interesting activities punctuated with trips to Winnipeg to see old friends. Phil and Doug Johnson and Bob and Mavis Robinson were close friends, and there was nothing like seeing mom and her great pal Mavis sitting at the picnic table in the backyard under a blue prairie sky, in the bright sunshine, a wheat field beyond laughing their heads off. This was a typical circumstance of theirs: barely able to finish sentences without the both of them breaking out into gales of laughter. Good friends. This wonderful life transitioned when dad received his last transfer to Edmonton, retiring a few years later, where they lived in another beautiful suburban house in Sherwood Park, now with the benefit of proximity to Colleen and Larry (Ryan and Jarret) down the street. Mom was an active and caring nana who enjoyed taking her grandkids to many events. She loved being around young children and babies. Dad's involvement with the Shriners afforded a number of memorable trips, and a surfeit of incredibly interesting friends, all of whom agreed that when you met mom, you felt that you'd known her for years. Always welcoming and fun. She became the den mother for dads friends when they first got to know Chick and Ken. She sewed Oriental band uniforms, attended many move outs and became a member of the Daughters of the Nile. Mom and dad always had a Grey Cup party at their house and enjoyed spending time at the Legion for the famous Saturday afternoon meat draws. Although Alzheimer's cheated us out of the last ten years of advice, wine on the patio, and merry reflection, the memories we have will suffice a lifetime. Mom loved Christmas, all the dogs and cats and all of us. The singular consolation we are left with is the knowledge that Mom and Dad, Pat and George (who left us in '08) are happily back together and are probably, right now, on their way to an important Shriner's "Do" or maybe just getting ready for "comp'ny". Or maybe Mom is just coming through their door, back from walking the dogs, where dad has been quietly reading, waiting for her to return home.
Nighty night, Mom.We love you.We will never be able to thank the staff of the Strathcona Care Centre enough for the high level of care over the years that everyone gave Mom (and later Dad). Thank you so much. A Memorial Service will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home, south of Wye road on Range Road 232, Sherwood Park, Alberta, on Friday April 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 4K1. To sign the book of condolences, please visit www.glenwoodmemorial.comGlenwood Funeral Home, Cemetery, Cremation Ctr. Serving Edmonton-Sherwood Park & Area. 780-467-3337
BAYNTON: Wilfred Elmer Baynton (Bill), April 3, 1920 to March 11, 2010. Bill Baynton died unexpectedly in the Brandon Regional Health Center March 11. He was finding life difficult with a tricky heart and arthritis in far too many places. He signed onto a waiting list for a nursing home and then within days slipped the bonds of this earth and moved on to a higher plane of existence. He was predeceased by his wife Irene (1997), sisters Gladys Cook, Marge Chalmers, and Bunny Bass. He will be missed by daughters Nancy Baynton, Janice Baynton, Lisa Baynton-Cairns and son Mark Baynton as well as grandchildren Jasmine Cairns, Quin Waterman, Stephen Musselwhite, Dylan Baynton, Tyne and Emily Cairns. His funeral service was held on March 15 at his family church: Central United. Pallbearers were: Grandson Dylan Baynton, son-in-law Christopher Cairns, grandson Stephen Musselwhite, granddaughter Jasmine Cairns, and family friends Barry Lee and Gary MacKay. Bill Baynton was a well traveled man who was proud to be a prairie boy. He liked and admired prairie people and prairie life in all its simplicity. Any given summer he could tell you where a foxs den could be found, which fields between Brandon and Clear Lake had horses with foals and where the best cooking might be enjoyed. He loved cloud formations in a prairie sky and blue fields of flax planted next to yellow fields of canola. He appreciated the beauty of the countryside by Neepawa with its rolling fields of sunflowers. Most of all Bill loved a prairie sunset and found perfect spots to admire them from. Bill was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba and there he lived his life. He was a gentleman in the true sense of the word: Principled and honourable, courteous and well mannered. He grew up on 2nd Street in Brandon with three older sisters, mother Lily and father Robert. He was deeply influenced by his fathers strength of character and leadership and enjoyed riding the train with his father or meeting the train when it arrived. He remembered meetings of the rail workers at their kitchen table and difficult decisions that led to strikes. At age 18, after his fathers death, Bill Baynton drove trucks for Coca-Cola to pay his way through university. He never forgot his humble beginnings and remembered Coca-Cola as a supportive employer. He was proud to graduate from Brandon University and thought that life long education made the world a very interesting place indeed. Bill went to war when called but snuck home from training at Portage la Prairie to be with his newly widowed mother and his sisters for Christmas. He retold this story to highlight those great prairie boys that covered for him every role call and assured the sergeant that Bill Baynton was on the base somewhere theyd just seen him. Bill was proud of his achievements of becoming a pilot and then a navigator in the air force but he never over represented himself by leaving people with the impression he had seen battle. He honoured friends that had seen active duty. Bill met Irene Taylor early but they never married until he left the air force and established a business. He was 30 and she 26.... sensible by todays standards but too long a wait according to his mother-in-law Emily. His children do not know when his poetry writing began but Irene was his muse and their love his most common theme. Together they had four children and formed a happy adventurous family: summers at Clear Lake, Expo67 Montreal, and each Easter a train ride through the Rockies to Vancouver and then the Ferry to the Empress in Victoria. As time went by a wheel chair for wife Irene came into the details of the trip but he handled it with such panache that it did not slow the family down. The trait which best describes Bill Baynton is loyal. He was loyal to his dear wife Irene in sickness and in health. Irene was diagnosed with MS after their fourth child was born. She remained in their home with their family for another 35 years. The last ten years of her life was in a nursing home across the street from Bills place of business. He was loyal to his children in sickness and in health. Their eldest daughter became an invalid at 19 years of age. There were years when his daily routine included a trip to Fairview Home and then a trip to Hillcrest to see Irene and Nancy whistling all the way. While not wanting to make light of the care he gave Irene and Nancy, he would not approve them being depicted as a burden to him. Bill was a loyal friend. Many have their own stories to attest to this but his children and grandchildren can testify that Bill as your friend held you dear in his heart and in his life. Bills grandchildren know the story from his childhood of Johnny Penman who went to Sykes toboggan slide with Bill but walked the train tracks home. All know the spot Bill pointed out where Johnny turned and waved good-bye! They were just 12 years old. Later a second train approaching Johnny on parallel tracks would mask the sound of the train that was coming up behind him. Johnny died on the tracks at twelve years of age but lived on in Bills heart and stories. Derry Gibson was honoured and remembered as a brave pilot who died in WWII bringing a crippled plane in to land in England. Bill held Derrys life dear and spent time finding his grave in a small cemetery in rural England and paying his respects. A trait we miss already is his joie de vie. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a cheerful greeting. Bill thought life itself was an occasion worth dressing well for and dress well he did. He was positively dapper. He thought most days offered a sunset well worth watching and people should pause to watch them. He thought politics was much more interesting in the days of Pierre Elliot Trudeau and that the best city to watch a hockey game in was Montreal: Such knowledgeable fans. He enjoyed holding that opinion in the middle of the prairies! He loved to tease friends and family, he loved to whistle a tune and he loved to smile. He will be missed.
ANDERSON: Dr. Clifford W. The rolling plains around the Saskatchewan town of Lucky Lake, birthplace of Clifford Wilfred Anderson in 1932, supported many farms in the 1930s and `40s. In those years, Sunray School, in Canaan municipality, often boasted more than a dozen kids, including all of dad's cousins. When Cliff started going to school it was on horseback, although he wasn't even tall enough yet to mount or dismount his horse alone. Nellie, ever protective of her charge, would carry dad back to the homestead when her young rider had dropped the reins and fallen fast asleep in the saddle. Years later, Pal did the same. As the only child of pioneers Herb Anderson and Margaret Sutton, Cliff spent his youth working on his parents' farm: mowing hay with teams of horses, milking cows, feeding chickens, painting barns, stooking sheaves of wheat, and butchering animals in the fall. Despite his deep and lifelong attachment to the prairies, my father early on anticipated moving away from farming to further his education. He took teacher training at Moose Jaw Normal School in 1950, and for two winters afterwards he taught in one-room prairie schoolhouses similar to the one he attended as a boy. Cliff craved knowledge, and saved his earnings to attend the University of Saskatchewan where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education. He spent his summers working as a drivers'-permit tester, or on the farm of his Uncle Burt Hudson, who contrived to pay his determined nephew enough wages to completely cover the following year's tuition! In 1953, Cliff left the prairies to attend McGill University. Human behaviour was his fascination, and he was also strongly influenced by D.O. Hebb's work in neuropsychology. He completed his doctorate in science, becoming an industrial-organizational psychologist with a profound interest in human motivation. In 1957, at the same time as he was applying his mind to his studies, Cliff's heart and soul were deeply moved by Julie Devlin, a Scottish beauty queen, with whom he fell passionately in love, and then married. She was to complete his world, be his precious companion and muse, for the next 53 years. He considered every day with Julie by his side as a gift from the universe! Cliff was teaching in the psychology department at Waterloo Lutheran University (now Sir Wilfred Laurier) when the last of their three children was born. Dawn (1965) was greeted by sister Laurie (1960) and brother Bruce (1961). Two years later, he accepted an offer from Brandon University, where he taught for the next 37 years. He experienced these as eventful years filled with interesting developments, like new programs and courses, distance-education for northern communities, and the introduction of computers! With friend and research partner George McMaster, he plunged into computer-aided analysis of emotional tone in literature, wide-ranging in scope from Beatrix Potter's Tale of Peter Rabbit to the Brothers Grimm to Shakespeare's sonnets. Over the past thirty years, his work has appeared in such journals as Empirical Studies of the Arts, Literary and Linguistic Computing, and Computers and the Humanities. In 1994, the Manitoba Psychological Society honored him with its Clifford J. Robson Award for distinguished contributions to the field of psychology in the Province of Manitoba. Along with his passion for teaching, my father loved the diversity, energy and community of the psychology department. Over dinner in the evenings, dad would talk about the exciting parts of his day, and mention names like Dennis, George, Barry, Bernice, Ken, Florence, Doug, Lily, Jim and others as if they were part of his family. And, in truth, they were. Despite officially retiring in December 2002, on most weekdays he could be found at the university, researching, preparing another paper for publication, or meeting with colleagues.Cliff also loved music, and regularly attended the WSO and as many recitals as possible at the university's school of music. He would sway along with blues by BB King, Muddy Waters or John Lee Hooker. Jazz moved him deeply, and prompted him to take a course from jazz legend Les (Sham) Payne, to arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation of artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk. In the weeks before he entered hospital, Dad was still improving on his own blues harmonica! As Grandpa Cliff, he took time to visit his grandsons David (1993) and Christophe (1996) when they lived in Kangiqsujuaq (Quebec) and later Sherbrooke; he showed them the glorious golden canola fields and sunflowers of southern Manitoba when they visited him and Grandma Julie. Though his riding days were past, he saw to it that they experienced a trail ride on horseback in Wasagaming. With their three kids spread almost coast to coast, Cliff and Julie were nearly on a first-name basis with WestJet pilots, flying to Calgary, Vancouver or Montreal for get-togethers. They took joy from seeing their children's accomplishments: Laurie in Law, Bruce in Education, Dawn in Medicine. When not crossing Canada, they crossed the ocean to spend sabbatical years at the University of Nairobi, University of Glasgow, Swansea University, and the University of Manchester. After retirement, Mom and Dad also enjoyed cruising the Caribbean! But Dad's favourite place to be was at the cabin, on Lake Wahtopanah, with his Julie. It was here that so many sweet days with my mom would pass by as they read the weekly papers, made picnic lunches, paddled the canoe, filled the bird-feeders, and listened to CBC radio. For several years, my parents' annual springtime event was the capture (alive!) and relocation of squirrels that had somehow found yet another way into the attic! On the morning of December 19th, after a brief but high-spirited battle with cancer, he bid farewell to my mother. Though to his grandchildren he will always remain "cowboy tough", my father was unable to win this third round. In the Palliative Care Unit of Brandon General Hospital, too weary to guide his horse further, he let drop the reins for the last time; a strong, wise and gentle husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend quietly passed away that afternoon. Cliff Anderson was 77 years old.
"But if all the while I think on thee, dear friend,All losses are restor'd, and sorrows end."His family wishes to invite colleagues and friends to join with them in a celebration of Cliffs life, at a service in the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. All are invited to the reception afterwards in the Louis Riel dining room of Brandon University.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
WILM: Jim (Willie) Wilm, June 13, 1959 - April 20, 2010, beloved husband of Dawna, dad to Jaymie (Lindsay), Brett, Mitchell (Brittney), died at the Trilake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. Memorial Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home 255 Gimby Street, Cartwright, Manitoba come and go begining at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.comKillarney Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.
LEADER: Passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 19, 2010 at the age of 67 years, Sharon Ruth Leader (nee Berry) of Glenboro, Manitoba. Sharon leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Sherman, son Boyd (Andrea) Leader of Edmonton, Alberta, daughters Louise (Rob) Walker of Edmonton, Tracy (David) Sanders of Killarney, grandchildren Gregory, Samuel, Issac, Caryssa, James, step granddaughter Caitlin, Ethan and Kendra; sisters Janis (Arthur) Peck of New Glasgow N.S., Debbie (Ken) Clisby of Brandon, Rhonda (Richard) Kullberg and Charlene Osuward of Brandon. Sharon was predeceased by her father Reuben Berry and by her mother Fran and stepfather George Arnold. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Glenboro United Church with Rev. Mike Williams and Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Olafson Brothers Memorial Fund, Glenboro, Manitoba or to the Glenboro United Church Memorial Fund, Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.
On line condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.Jamiesons Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
TAYLOR: Edna Taylor of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, passed away at the Hamiota District Hospital on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the age of 97 years. Edna is survived by her children: Marshall (Betty) Taylor, Gordon Taylor, Marina Tacan, Margaret Wacanta and Joyce Wasicuna of Sioux Valley. She is survived by five generations of family, a huge extended family and numerous adopted relatives. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A Traditional Funeral Service will be held at the Taylor residence in Sioux Valley on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery in Sioux Valley. Please bring lawn chairs and dishes for feast. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LITSTER: Frances (Cherniski) Litster, beloved widow of the late Roy C. Litster, passed away April 17, 2010 at the age of 87 years. A funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KEARLEY: Beverley Patricia Kearley of Brandon, beloved mother of Clifton (Deana), passed away suddenly on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the age of 55 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beverley may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CARPENTIER: Nadine Carpentier of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the age of 74 years. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ghost, 59-11th Street North, Brandon, on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with The Very Reverend Father Michael Skrumeda officiating. Interment will follow at the Birtle Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DERHAM: Beatrice Mary Derham of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on April 18, 2010 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 101 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Basswood Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements 204- 867-3868.
WIKSTROM: 1926-2010. Peter John Wikstrom III passed away February 13, 2010 at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, B.C. Peter was born February 17, 1926 in Melfort, Saskatchewan. He lived on the farm as a boy and attended East Bend School where he met and later married his sweetheart Ethel Johnson. As a young man he worked at various jobs including logging in the bush and had a stint in the Air Force. Daughter Phyllis was born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan. In 1948 Peter and Ethel jumped on the train with one cardboard box of belongings and baby Phyllis in tow and headed to Trail, B.C, Peter worked at the Cominco Smelter and United Dairies before landing a job at Palm Dairies where he stayed for over 40 years. Peter and Ethel lived in a number of places including Fruitvale, Rivervale, East Trail and Montrose. Son Terry and daughter Beryl were born in Trail. In 1959 Peter was transferred over to Palm Dairies in Nelson where he remained until retirement. Peter retired in the late 80s and spent his days walking miles, coffee clubbing, working around the yard, traveling to nearby casinos, discussing the weather and generally joking with and kidding friends at the mall. Peter coached ball and hockey and Mum and him virtually never missed a sports game his kids played whether at home or on the road. He was Treasurer for Nelson Minor Hockey for a number of years. Peter was an avid ball player and hockey player when he was younger and took part in curling and bowling for a number of years, collecting quite an assortment of bowling trophies over the years. Peter was predeceased by his parents Anna and Peter II, infant brother and sister Gordon and Eileen, brothers Levoy and Floyd and sister Yvonne (Hills), nephew Eric Wikstrom, niece Cherry Johnson and granddaughter Terri Pshyk. He is survived by Ethel, his wife of 65 years, brothers Alroy, Gordon (Jean) and Laurel, daughter Phyllis (Bob) Teague, their son-in-law Wes Pshyk, and great- grandchildren Evan and Ryan Pshyk, grandchildren Tracey (Will) Banta, great-grandchildren Aidan, Christina and Jacob Banta, son Terry (Debbie), grandchildren Nathan (Jocelyne) Wikstrom, Sara (Anh) Wikstrom, and daughter Beryl (Blake) Allan, grandchildren Chris (Sonja) Allan and Rachel Allan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Peters life will be held on Saturday, May 8th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Prestige Inn in Nelson, B.C. In lieu of flowers a donation in Peters name may be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 2V1 towards the purchase of a new scanner.
WEISGERBER: Felix (Rusty) of Brandon, formerly of Shilo (Sprucewoods), Manitoba, passed away peacefully April 9, 2010 at Fairview Home now joining his loving wife, Cecilia, who predeceased him May 19, 2008. Felix was born at Marienthal, Saskatchewan on October 13, 1920. His family later moved to a farm at Bromhead, Saskatchewan and Felix received his schooling at Unger, Saskatchewan. As a young farm boy he assisted Dr. Joe Brown transporting himto his many patients in the rural area. At age 17, he enlisted in the Army with the South Saskatchewan Regiment and served in numerous countries overseas. After the war, he returned to Saskatchewan and worked as a travelling salesman. Felix met Cecilia Schulte of Englefeld, Saskatchewan and they were united in marriage June 10, 1947. The young couple moved to Regina, where Felix was a part owner of a small grocery store. When the second child was on the way he realized he needed a more stable income and re-enlisted in the Army with the R.C.E.M.E. Regiment. His career as army Sgt. took him and his family to Regina, Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Saskatoon, and Shilo. Felix started a small appliance repair hobby in the basement of his PMQ on Ubique Road in Shilo. This grew to be J & R Home and Auto and upon retirement from the Army, Shilo Home and Auto. Ultimately he started the family business of Rusty's Contracting. He also found time to be the Reeve of the RM of Cornwallis and a very active member of the Knights of Columbus and several snow mobile clubs. Left to cherish his memory are: daughter Valerie (Richard) Livingstone, their children, Carma, Kevin, and Jarrod; daughter Patricia (George) Wolchuk, their children, Margie and Benjamin (Jen); son Lawrence (Diana), their children, Michael, Darrell (Genny Heroux), their children, Oreck and Sebastien, Amy (Ben) and Joseph; son Gerald, his children, Spencer and Lanette; son Raymond (Ione), and children, Ashly, Aaron and Katie; son Daniel (Betty). Felix is also survived by four sisters: Bella Gervais, Clara Gingras, Caroline Bjornson, Laurine (Bob) Just; two brothers: George (Bessie) and Antone along with brothers-in-law Lawrence (Elaine) Schulte, Al (Dorothy) Schulte; sisters- in-law: Ann Radway, Dickie Osiowy, Alice (Al) Molle, Marge Norell, Darleen (Geoff) Topp, Aline Schulte, Genevieve Schulte and Jean Schulte as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Felix was also predeceased by his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Weisgerber; sisters: Rose Weisgerber, Pauline Cosette, Margaret Martin and his brother Tony. Cecilia's parents, Caspar and Rose Schulte and Cecilia's brothers: John, Andrew, Edward, Clarence and Francis along with numerous other relatives predecease him. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Shilo Chapel, Shilo, Manitoba, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Kelly Boyden. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans' Section at 3:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Felix may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation, 1351 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
His life earnest, his actions kind,A willing hand, an active mind,Anxious to please, loath to offend, A loving father and faithful friend.
WALKER: Lorette Florence Marie Walker, January 25, 1961 April 7, 2010. Lorette Florence Marie Walker (Talbot) of Miniota passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the age of 49 after a courageous battle with Cancer. She was predeceased by her father, Adelard Talbot. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband Bill, daughter Melanie and partner Jarrid, son Andrew; her mother Elida Talbot and brother Henri Talbot of St. Leon, her sister Yvonne Touchette of Winnipeg, niece Linette (Jaret), Brigitte (Jeff) and Jeremi of Winnipeg; her sister Lucie (Frank) Shaw of Winnipeg, nephew Colin (Roseanne), nephew Daniel (Jen), and niece Amy of Winnipeg; her brother Emile (Annelise) of Waterdown Ontario, niece Christine (John) of Ireland, and niece Natalie of Kingston. Lorette was born in Wawanesa on January 25, 1961, and was the youngest of five children born to Elida and Adelard Talbot. She spent most of her childhood years growing up in the small town of St. Leon. After graduating from the Somerset High School she continued her education at the Brandon University and later in Winnipeg. In 1982 she graduated from the RN Diploma program at St. Boniface Hospital where she worked for a few years before marrying Bill in July of 1986. Lorette continued her career at the Elkwood Manor after joining Bill on his family farm just outside the town of Miniota where they raised their two children, daughter Melanie born in 1988, and son Andrew born in 1990. A short while after beginning their family, Bill and Lorette decided to build a more spacious home, just down the road from the farm. The two of them enjoyed working on their new home together and spent many hours working in the yard, planting trees, and sowing grass. Lorette always loved the outdoors and was a very avid gardener. She often recruited Bill and the kids to help with outdoor projects. Lorette was very involved in growing plants and flowers, often starting her own seeds in the house during winter. She and her family enjoyed vacations to Drumheller, Jasper, Hinton and Lake Louise, Waterton, Alberta and Niagara Falls. Lorette enjoyed spending time with family and devoted many hours outside of work, ensuring that Melanie and Andrew could participate in after school sports, hockey, curling, 4-H and many other activities. Through such activities, Lorette passed on her many skills and wide knowledge of gardening, cooking, and sewing to name a few. Lorette had developed a love of sewing from her own mother and had indeed become a very skilled seamstress herself. Lorette put a great deal of thought and care into all her work, paying attention to all of the small and intricate details, ensuring that the job was done to the best of her abilities. This was a valuable quality that was also seen in her work with the elderly. Her co-workers at the manor often commented on her calm and patient demeanour, taking whatever time was necessary to spend with the residents. Lorette worked as a nurse for 27 years and during her time in Elkhorn, formed many lifelong friendships and memories. She was honoured when her co-workers nominated her for the yellow ribbon award, which she received in 2009. The award recognizes exceptional nurses who have contributed to the union and engaged in community activism. Lorette was a caring nurse, trusted friend, loving wife and mother. She was truly a very special person, whose love and friendship will be cherished and remembered by everyone who knew her. We are so proud of all that she accomplished in her 49 years, and for the strength and bravery that she showed during her illness. We will be forever thankful for the time that we have had with her and for all that she has given us. A service to celebrate Lorettes life was held Monday, April 12, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at the Miniota Community Hall followed by interment in the Miniota Cemetery. Reception followed in the Miniota Curling Rink. Those wishing to do so can make donations in Lorettes memory to the Hamiota CancerCare Unit, to Hamiota Palliative Care, or to CancerCare Manitoba (search Melanie Walker on www.challengeforlife.ca)Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were in care of the arrangements. 1-866-620-2744.
TAYLOR: Margaret Taylor passed away November 23, 2009 in Minnedosa Care Home. She was 96 years of age, born January 5, 1913 at Wigan, Lancashire, England. The family came to Canada in 1921, settling at Rapid City, then Moline, later buying the farm north of Rapid City in 1927. Margaret and her brother, John finished their schooling at Rapid City. She then took normal school in Brandon. She taught for several years at rural schools in Manitoba, the last being, Willowgrove, south of Minnedosa. She married Norman Taylor in 1941 and they farmed west of Minnedosa until 1978 when they retired to Minnedosa. Mom was predeceased by her parents John Fearnley Sr. in 1952 and mother Lucey in 1968, husband Norman in 1996, brother John in 2009. She is survived by sons Bruce and his wife, Carol of Coldstream, B.C., Bob and his wife, Eleanor of Minnedosa, Manitoba, four grandsons, and two great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday April 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Minnedosa Cemetery, followed by a time of visitation at the Ukranian Hall.
SINCLAIR: Violet Sinclair, beloved mother of Louise (Dennis) Hume, passed away at her residence at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the age of 97 years. A Celebration of Violets Life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Violet may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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