Classifieds / Obituaries
FISCHER: J. Douglas Fischer, beloved husband, dear father and grandfather,passed away in Brandon on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Doug is survived by his wife, Eleanor and children: Gary (Kathy), Gordon (Keri), Neil (Colette), Donna (Larry); his grandchildren, Chad, Traci, Kirsty, Alec, Shantel, Hunter and great-grandson, Riley. He also leaves his brother, Robert (Shirley), sister, Helen (Bill Watson) and sister-in-law, Shirley (Ron Kinney). The Ceremony to Celebrate Doug's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Doug to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STEVENSON: Kay Stevenson of Virden, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Victor Stevenson, beloved mother of Olive, Thelma, Sherry and Kathy and of the late Connie and Garnet passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Friday; July 16, 2010 in her 85th year. Funeral service will be held from Virden Baptist Church, Virden Wednesday; July 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Chase officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Kenton, Manitoba. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Tuesday; July 20th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. e-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.com G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ROMINE: Lyle Eugene Romine (June 2, 1951- July 15, 2010). Lyle was the son-in-law of Richard Atamanczuk, brother- in-law to Ricki and Donnie Woods, Sherri Atamanczuk, and Dale Hanchryk, as well as, the uncle to Tyler and Steffan Woods. Born and raised in central North Dakota, Lyle attended radio school in Minneapolis before returning to Devils Lake in 1971 to begin his career. Lyle and Terrie married in 1973 and their son Jesse was born in 1980. The Romines moved to the Fargo area in 1981, making their home north of Oxbow in 1988. In 2005, Jesse added Anita to the family. Lyle loved to golf, fish, work on diamond willow, talk farm/ranch news on the American Ag Network, and laugh with family and friends. Lyle is survived by everyone whose life he touched. In lieu of a funeral, Lyle requested that his family and friends gather to celebrate his memory. This celebration of Lyle Romines life will take place at Lyle & Terries on Saturday, July 31st. Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, MN.
RINGASH: The death of Clifford Ringash, beloved husband of Anne, occurredin the city on Saturday, July 17, 2010. In keeping with Cliff's wishes, no formal ceremony will be held. 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.
MILES: The death of Dave Miles occurred on Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family by his side. Arrangements are pending. Announcement of service will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McLEAN: Duncan Oliver Olie McLean of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Margaret McLean, passed away at Valleyview Personal Care Home on Monday, July 19, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, Friday, July 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. A graveside service will follow at Rapid City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
HARDER: Bill Harder, March 5, 1938 to July 17, 2010. It is with great sadness and deep mourning in our hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Bill Harder. Bill passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 17, 2010. Bill was predeceased by his parents Abraham and Eva Harder as well as his brother John and sister Elsie. Bill was born on March 5, 1938 in Plumas, Manitoba. He married his wife Betty Ann on December 14, 1968. They moved to Brandon in 1977 where Bill then worked for Manitoba Hydro for 21 years. He spent his leisure time playing golf, curling, and then taking up billiards after he retired. Bill leaves to mourn his passing his wife Betty Ann, daughter Sharon (Mike) grandsons Adrian and Anthony. His sisters Erna (John), Bertha (Bill), Hilda, Ester (Bill) and Rose. His brothers Ben (Ruth), Gary (Kim), Ron and Fred (Sandy). His brothers-in-law Roy (Elma) and Hank (Paulette). His sisters-in-law Connie, Mary (Don), Jeannie (Cliff), Carol (Ed) and Shirley. As well as many nieces and nephews. Due to Bills wishes there will be no funeral service, however, there will be a cremation and private immediate family service at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
HAKMAN: William "Bill" - beloved husband of Mary and devoted father of Andrew passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton on Friday, July 16, 2010 at the age of 62 years. Bill was born on June 7, 1948 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the second child of Michael and Margaret Hakman. Bill grew up in Winnipeg, attending elementary, high school, and university there. After university Bill began working for General Chemical Canada in the calcium chloride division, and held that job for 21 years. After this job ended, Bill took on personal pursuits, and in the process became a "jack of all trades". Bill wasn't afraid to take on any task, and did them all well, from carpentry, to electrical, to plumbing, to mechanical repairs, to servicing his own vehicles. You name it, he would do it. In 1975 Bill met the love of his life Mary. They were married in 1978 and took up residence in Brandon, Manitoba. In 1983 they were blessed with the arrival of their only son, Andrew. Andrew was Bill's pride and joy, and even after Andrew moved to Edmonton to attend university, Bill remained in daily contact with him. Bill and Mary enjoyed traveling, and were fortunate to visit Europe, northern Africa, the South Pacific, Hawaii, and most recently the southern U.S. It was during a recent trip to Edmonton to visit their son, that Bill suffered a heart attack and stroke on June 29, 2010. fought valiantly to stay with us, but lost his battle on July 16, 2010. Bill was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was taken from us far too soon, and has left a huge void in our lives. Bill was predeceased by his parents Michael in 1991 and Margaret in 1975, and by his sister in childhood. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Mary, son Andrew, father-in-law Antony Grzybowski, brother-in-law Zenon (Lynn) Grzybowski, nieces Shannon Grzybowski and Lesley (Joe) Kozun and their children Nicole and Megan. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrants will be Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen and Deacon John MacKenzie. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Forever in our hearts, until we meet again""Vichnaya Pamyat"
GREENLEY: Helen Greenley passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her parents George & Elizabeth (Scott) Purvis; husband Cecil of 53 years, infant son Bobby, son Morley, daughter- in-law Marla, brother Eddie, sisters-in-law Mae, Mabel, Dorothy, and Nora, brother-in-law Merton, grandson Terry Judd, and granddaughter Karen Downey. Helen is survived by her son Ellis (Beatrice); 4 daughters: Betty Maureen (Robert) Mowatt, Lorraine (Tom) Kirkup, Ellenor (Greg) Kidd, and Trudy (Darcy) Kurtz; also her caring step-daughter Melba (Bim) Judd; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law Lottie; brother-in-law Everett (Grace) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Helen's life will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 11:00 am from the Coultervale United Church, Coulter, MB. with Pastor Wayne Unger officiating, interment to follow at the Coultervale cemetery. Donations may be given to the Coultervale Cemetery or to the Coultervale Community Centre. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
ZAVITZ: Deanna Pauline Zavitz Vanderburgh (nee Imlach). July 10, 1939- July 10, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Deanna Pauline Zavitz, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Beausejour Hospital with her family gathered at her side. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Jim (Chere) Vanderburgh, Ken (Linda) Zavitz, Denise (Dwight) Reich and Jason (Tracy) Zavitz; her grandchildren Clinton (Vera-Lynn), Craig (Amy), Brendan (Ashley), Evan (Amber), Heather and Drew, Kenny (Cheryl), Kristy (Layton), Courtney, Brett, Alissa, McKenna and Carson; her great-grandson Austin; sisters: Jean, Molly and Vici, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Vanderburgh; her son Arnie; her parents Lorne and Christina Imlach; her brothers Bob and Mac and her sisters: Betty and Dorothy. Deanna was raised and spent the majority of her life in Brandon, Manitoba. Her last year and a half was spent in Beausejour. Deanna was the seventh child of eight. She grew up in a very loving and caring home. She spent many years working for the Department of Agriculture before moving on to continue her education and getting her LPN Degree. She worked for many years in the City of Brandon caring for hundreds of individuals. All whom she touched their hearts and was in return touched by theirs. She was an incredible mother who gave each of us an amazing amount of strength, courage, dignity, determination and most of all love. She had the biggest heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone and never expected anything in return. She was also the most compassionate individual, caring for everyone that came her way. She will always be our rock. Thank you Mom for always being there for us. A sincere thank you to Home Care and the staff of the Beausejour Hospital for all their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and graveside service will take place on August 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the West Lawn Section at Brandon Cemetery. In memory of Mom donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba/Alzheimers Society.
WETTIG: Doreen Wettig (nee Sparks) July 10, 1946. On July 12th, 2010 at 6:20 a.m., Doreen saw her last sunrise. Doreen passed away in Brandon, Manitoba peacefully, with her family at her side, after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Miniota, Manitoba to Ivan and Katherine Sparks (Predeceased). She lived throughout southwestern Manitoba until 1979 when she, her husband Morley, and family moved to the Northwest Territories. Doreen moved back to the Brandon area in 1998, after the death of her husband Morley in 1996. Doreen is survived by her sons Shawn (April), Darren, and Sheldon (Kara), and her loving grandsons Thomas and Zachary who will forever miss their Nana. She was predeceased by her husband and closest friend, Morley, who also passed away from cancer in 1996. She will be fondly remembered by her many uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, as well as her extended family of close friends that she and Morley made throughout their lives. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western Manitoba CancerCare Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 (http://www.brandonrha.mb.ca/en/ foundation/). Special thanks are given to the staff of the Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care Centre in Brandon, who provided outstanding care to Doreen through all stages of her battle. Funeral services were held at St. Matthews Anglican Cathedral in Brandon, on Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a future date in Maryfield, Saskatchewan. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
RUCKLE: Rita Carmel Ruckle passed away on July 1, 2010 at the BrandonRegional Health Centre with her family at her side. She was born May 28, 1930 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Garrett and Mary Ann Murphy. She attendedHoly Redeemer (Girls) school and after her school years helped in her parents corner store. Rita then went to work in a men's clothing store at the Pier. Later on the family moved to South Bar. Rita got the urge to travel to Manitoba where she found employment in a clothing store. Later she returned home to help with her ailing father. In 1958, she returned to Brandon and met her husband to be, Ron Ruckle, and they were married on December 26, 1958. In 1959, she and Ron moved to Flin Flon for the next eleven years. It was there where her two sons were born. While there, sheloved to skate, meeting a lot of other skaters. She met Bobby Clarke and his mother at skating sessions. Rita was diagnosed with diabetes in 1963. In 1967, she helped fifteen year old Bobby when he was diagnosed with his illness. He went on to play many years with the Philadelphia Flyers. She also loved knitting and crocheting and never missed a hockey game, especially the Flyers. She loved to travel, going south to Arizona for the winters and to Alaska in 2005. Also visiting family in B.C. and back home to Cape Breton until her health started to fail. Rita was predeceased by her mother, father, sister Eileen, nephew Gary and brother-in-law Derrick Tatlock. She is survived by her husband Ron; sons David (Maire) and Kevin (June); her sisters Cecilia and Sister Mary Murphy. There are nieces, nephews and step grand and step great grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Reta Taillefer. A Memorial Gathering and fellowship was held at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. A private graveside service was held at Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit B, 727 - 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangementswere with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
After GlowI would like the memory of meTo be a happy one,I'd like to leave an after glowOf smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echoWhispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sun,Of happy memoriesThat I leaveWhen my life is done.
RANKMORE: Jean Elizabeth Rankmore passed away in Carberry on June 22, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Jean was born at Harte, Manitoba on March 17, 1916, the only daughter of Dave and Elizabeth (Muirhead) Fitzsimmons. She grew up on her parents farm and attended the local Montrose School. Her grandmother Fitzsimmons lived in Carberry and Jean lived with her while attending Carberry High School. In 1943 she married Hugh Rankmore and moved to Fairview. Hugh operated a country elevator at Fairview and Jean was an important part of the operation. She fed men who worked at the elevator and salesmen and company travelers who happened to come to the elevator just before dinner. At times she took on the task of feeding crews who were building an annex or painting the elevator. Two teachers also boarded there. While she lived at Fairview she attended Summerville Church and belonged to various church organizations. She supported functions at Fairview School and the Fairview Community Club. She was a charter member of the Sharon Chapter of the Eastern Star. Jean also curled. She remembered curling a few games in the one sheet Summerville Rink under gas lights. She curled for many years in Carberry. In 1987 she retired to Carberry and the newly built Marshall Memorial Centre which was named for old neighbors from Harte. She enjoyed living in Carberry and taking part in the United Church and Drop-in activities. She loved company and had a long list of people she kept in touch with by phone. Reese and Kenzie were favored guests. Jean was predeceased by Hugh in 1985, her parents, her brother Clare, and sister-in-law Beth Fitzsimmons as well as brothers and sisters- in-law. Surviving are sons Gordon (Sharon) and Don (Linda). There are two grandsons: Scott (Sharon) and Kelly (Leone) and two great granddaughters: Reese and Kenzie. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Winnie Brandon and Lila McLeod and several cousins including the two remaining Muirhead cousins Margaret Hood and Myrtle Little. Interment was in the Carberry Plains Cemetery on June 26, and it was followed by a funeral service in the Carberry United Church with Peggy Reid officiating. Whites Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.
NEUFELD: Peter Neufeld, born December 26, 1929 at 8-3-20 sw of Boissevain, Manitoba. Deceased July 13, 2010 at Grace Memorial Hospital. Peter was born on the family farm, where he lived for 64 years of his life. He received his elementary schooling at Bluevale just west of the farm and his high schooling at Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna. He graduated from grade 12 in 1948. He returned to the farm where he worked in partnership with his father. He was baptised on his confession of faith at the Whitewater Mennonite Church in 1952. In 1954 he married Jessie Cornelson and they took up residence on the family farm. Peter & Jessie were blessed with four children; Tenley, Tannis, Rocky, and Velvet. Their first child, Wendy was still-born. Peters favourite pastime was the sport of baseball; he was a talented pitcher and demonstrated great speed on the base paths - whether playing or watching he simply loved the game. Additionally he was a very proud father and Grandfather, and thus he was a regular spectator at his childrens ball games and music concerts, a practice that he continued with his grandchildren. Peter and Jessie farmed together until 1994, when they retired to their present home in Winnipeg. Even after retirement he played baseball in the World Senior Games in Winnipeg in 2000. He was also very committed to his Bible studies and especially the study of prophecy. In 2005 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and completed the prescribed treatment. He returned to excellent health walking regularly and travelling to watch his beloved family play sports and participate in concerts and church services. A shoulder injury in 2008 and another in 2009 slowed him down a little but he soon returned to a very active daily routine. His family was planning to celebrate his 80th birthday on the 24th of July. In the early hours of Tuesday, July 13th his heart stopped beating and his earthly life came to its conclusion. Peter is predeceased by his daughter Wendy, parents, Peter and Sara Neufeld, brother Abe, sisters Mary, Jessie, and Sarah, sister-in-law Hilda, brothers-in-law George Duerksen and Jake Reimer. He is survived by his wife Jessie, children Tenley (Herman Dyck), Tannis (Nostedt), Rocky, Velvet (Dale Sulymka);grandchildren Johnathon, Jordan and Sterling Nostedt and Jada Dyck. The family wishes to thank the Winnipeg paramedics, medical staff and Chaplain at Grace Hospital and all who have expressed their condolences during this difficult time. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Portage Avenue Church, 1420 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. Donations can be made to Mennonite Central Committee ~ Salt (Jada) or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Eastview Community Church, 3500 DeVries Avenue, East St. Paul, with interment to follow in Green Acres Cemetery.
KEMP: Alice Lorraine Kemp, formerly of Rapid City, Manitoba passed away on July 14, 2010 at the Brandon Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Rapid City United Church, Rapid City, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rapid City United Church, the Rapid City Legion, or a charity of your choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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