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SHIELS: Malcolm Allan Kennedy Shiels, June 21st, 1947 - September 27th, 2012. Malcolm, beloved husband of Brenda, loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 65, after a very brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Brenda, sons Scott (Crystal), Tyler (Lisa) and grandchildren Shaelynn, Brandon, Alexis, Drew and Brynne. Sister Karen, brother Gerry (Kim), nephews Dallas and Malcolm. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Eva Shiels and his in-laws, Jack and Honey Chapman. Malcolm was born in Hartney, Manitoba, June 21, 1947. He spent his early school years in Roseland south of Brandon before going to high school in Brandon and Killarney. During those years, he excelled in curling and golf and spent most weekends in curling rinks or golf courses; sports which he still did and enjoyed. In 1969, he married Brenda Chapman from Killarney. They raised two sons, Scott (1971) and Tyler (1974). After the boys got to hockey age, Malcolm gave up his sports a bit to coach and manage baseball and hockey. The boys kept him busy also hunting, boating, golfing and curling. They all enjoyed the many years Mal spent doing things with their friends; the house was always full of extras! Malcolm was an avid hunter from the time he was a young boy; helping his Dad shoot a deer for food for winter. He always believed the first day of deer hunting was a day off of school. Because there were things in life you had to learn besides school work. The freezers were always full. Because he was such a lover of bird hunting, he bought himself the ultimate hunting companion - Suni. Suni will be waiting to go hunting with Mal in heaven. They raised registered Golden Retrievers for 15 years; making Suni and Cher parents to 39 puppies. Malcolm was very community minded; Golf Course, Curling Club, Senior Hockey, Minor Hockey, Legion and Ducks Unlimited. 10 years ago, Malcolm and Brenda purchased 14 acres of lakeshore property on Pelican Lake. Five years ago they started a little resort Shiels Shores selling 9 lake lots, to share some of what they called a little piece of heaven on earth. They spent hours touring the lake on their pontoon boat or pulling their grandkids behind on the tube. Barbecuing bacon and eggs on the beach Sunday morning was Mals favorite. Also watching his two grandsons cruising on his new Gator round and round made Malcolm happy. He was so proud of his grandkids, being called Grampa or Grampy was so special to him. Brandon and Drew both carry on Grandpas name. Malcolm was a salesman all his life starting at age 17, traveling to North Saskatchewan sending his paycheques home to help his parents. He sold everything from McKenzie Seed to GM vehicles (Chapmans) to Case Farm Machinery to John Deere equipment. He had the gift of the gab which both his sons inherited. Malcolm and Brenda had traveled some, Hawaii (2), Mexico, Texas, and Arizona but had hoped to do some more in their retirement years. Five years ago they bought a small yard care business thinking of retirement in the near future. The small business turned into big business, Suni-Daze Lawn Care, buying new and bigger equipment and needing to hire help. Last year, Tyler decided to buy into the business and do his carpentry in the winter months, now under the name Suni-Daze Ltd.. Unfortunately, Malcolm was not able to carry on with Tyler for very long. He turned 65 in June, celebrated with a big barbeque at the lake, July 1st and shortly after started his toughest battle in life. In late July, he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He said, Its been a good life, only too short. Two months and one day later, he was gone. Shock and sorrow overwhelmed us. Our loving, gentle, husband, father and grampa was no longer here where we could tell him how much we loved him. Thank you to everyone who came on October 4th to the Shamrock Center to celebrate the life of our great guy. Musical tributes, Amazing Grace by Jackie Keyes and Old Shep by Sami Ghawi, special friends of the family. The Euolgy was given by sons Scott and Tyler, Hunters Prayer and Lords Prayer by Lisa Shiels. Good bye from the grandkids was given by the oldest Shaelynn. A slide show of Malcolms life then some stories by the Rankin family, Larry, Jamie and Shayne, and Judy Helperl, concluded the afternoon. Pallbearers were Don Richardson, Ray Reidle, Larry Rankin, John Kennedy, Allan Mitchell, Gord Riddell and Steve Nichol. Honorary Pallbearers were Judy Helperl and Wayne King, Barb & Gord Nichol, Bud & Orma Graham, Jack & Sharon Folkett, Sandy & Murray Wooldridge, Brian & Lori Cuvelier. Donations in memory of Malcolm may be made to The Splash Park Fund c/o Town of Killarney, Box 10, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
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COMBS: Anne Ellen Combs, 97 years old, died Wednesday, October 24 at Brandon Manitoba. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Deloraine, Manitoba on Monday, October 29th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Anne to the Southwest Regional Foundation, Box 338, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0 or to Samaritan House Ministries, 630 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0K7. Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent on-line at www.wheatlandfs.com.
MEDICINE: Arnold Stanley Medicine. January 17, 1966 - October 16, 2012. Arnold suddenly passed away at the age of 46. Arnold was one of six children. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Betty Medicine and brothers Glen and Dale. Leta (Adam), Donald (Wendy), Timmy (Angie), special friend Barabara. Arnold loved his children and granchildren very much. Conrad (Randsome) Shannon, Arnold (Preston, Kolby, Tacoah), Dale (Lexi), Charmaine (Jackson). Funeral will be held in Manitou Rapids, Ontario.
TAYLOR: William George of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Doris Taylor (née Halliday,) passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the age of 92 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian National Institute for The Blind, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3M3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ROSCOE: The death of Joseph Roscoe, father of Dan (Cheryle) and Terry (Donna), passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Come and Go Reception will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A private family graveside ceremony will be held in the Veterans' Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Winnipeg Chapter, PO Box 21008 RPO Charleswood Winnipeg, MB R3R 3R2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
LOADER: Robert Harry (Bob), February 26, 1921 October 16, 2012. Bob Loader passed away peacefully on October 16th, 2012 at the age of 91, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, surrounded by his family. Born in Winnipeg, Bob was one of seven children born to Emily and Francis Loader. His father died when Bob was still a boy, and his mother later remarried to Benjamin Morsette. That marriage added another four children to the family. The demands of helping to raise this family of 11 in the midst of the Great Depression meant that by the time he was 12, Bob had left school to go to work skidding lumber with his step-father and older brother. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Bob enlisted within days of Canadas declaration of war. He was assigned to the Royal Canadian Artillery. By 1941 he was in England and in 1944 he found himself in France, where he was wounded in his right hand. As soon as that was healed, he was sent back to serve, and saw further service in Belgium and Germany, which is where he was when the war in Europe ended in the Spring of 1945. A decorated soldier, Bob was awarded five medals for his service to Canada. Returning to Winnipeg, he met the lovely Emma Muth and they were married in September of 1946. After working a number of jobs upon his return to civilian life, Bob took a position as a clerk with the Post Office. Throughout his remarkable 35 years with Canada Post, Bob would rise up through the ranks thanks to his hard work and intelligence. The culmination of that distinguished career would come in 1966 when he became the Postmaster of Brandon, and he remained at that position until his retirement in 1982. After retirement Bob and Emma made a point of living close to their children, sharing in regular and frequent social gatherings at each others homes, as well as travelling together as an extended family. Bob and Emma enjoyed a number of cruises, winters in Texas and took many trips to visit his sisters in Thunder Bay. Many memories filled with love and laughter. Bob was predeceased by many dear family members, including his parents Francis and Emily, his brothers Frank (wife Vera), Dennis, Tommy, and Johnny Loader; and Joey (wife Darlene) Morsette. He is survived by his wife Emma and children Ken (wife Leslie) and Jackie (husband Bruce) Mackay; grandchildren Kylee (husband Doug Fountain), Bob (wife Sarah Otoupal), Aran (fiancé James Denis), Braden and Alissa; great-grandchildren Ruby, Luke and Finleigh; brothers Al (wife Diane) Loader and Mac Morsette, and his sisters Eva Green, June Shaw and Lily Tocheri (husband Joe), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Bobs love and generosity will always be remembered by his children and grandchildren.A service to honor Bobs life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, October 19, 2012 with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Intensive Care Unit for their care and compassion. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bob may be made to cancer care or to the Royal Canadian Legion.
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CHAMBERS: Stewart Allan Chambers of Belmont MB passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Sunday October 21, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Allan leaves to mourn his passing his daughters Katherine Chambers of Vancouver B.C., Karla (Shawn) Andrich of Winnipeg, brother Larry (Myrna) Chambers of Glenboro, sister Donna (Ian) MacGregor of Ninette as well as extended family & friends. Allan was predeceased by his parents Milton & May Chambers. Cremation has taken place & no service will be held. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Allans memory to the Glenboro Palliative Care, Box 310 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0 or to a charity of ones choice.
On line condolencescan be made by visitingwww.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480 or 204-526-2380.
ALEX: Carl Ferdinand Alex passed away at his home on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Carl is survived by his children: Scarlett of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Melvin of Rapid City, MB; Scarletts son Brandon, also of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Minnedosa, MB with the interment to follow in the Smoland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868.
FLOOK: Rev. Dorrie Flook (Archibald) of Brandon, beloved mother of Clay and Leslie (John) Menzies, passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the age of 90 years. A funeral service to honor Dorries life will be held at Central United Church 327-8th Street, on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will be held at Riding Mountain Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dorrie may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DYCK: Dorcas Rose - After a brief hospitalization, Dorcas Rose Dyck (nee Sercombe) of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, MB, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2012, at the age of 89. Dorcas is survived by her daughters Carol (Tom) Foster of South Paris, Maine, and Mavis Dyck of Portage la Prairie, MB; sons Earl of Brandon, MB, Wayne (Ruth) of Winnipeg, MB, and Dennis (Dorothy Francisco) of Otisfield, Maine; daughter-in-law Linda Dyck of Brandon, MB; grandchildren Deleah Foster of Greenville, SC, Naomi, Devon, and Sherilyn Foster of South Paris, ME, Dylan (Jessica) Dyck of Brandon, MB, Deanna Dyck (Chad McKinnon) of Rapid City, MB, Timothy, Matthew, Rachel, and Joel Dyck of Winnipeg, MB, Christopher Dyck of Chicago, IL, Amanda Dyck of Jamesville, NY, and Veronica Dyck of Otisfield, Maine; great-grandchildren Brayden and Jordyn McKinnon of Rapid City, MB, and Jacob Dyck of Brandon, MB. Also surviving are sisters Frances Hanna of Gainsborough, SK, Phyllis (George) Lawford of Portage la Prairie, MB, Norma (Aquila) Stamatyades of Toronto, ON, and Muriel (Roy) Beckett of St. Thomas, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorcas was predeceased by her husband Henry in 2011, her parents John and Rose Sercombe, her sister Esther Bott, and her precious granddaughter, Dana Dyck. Dorcas was born on December 19, 1922, in rural Portage la Prairie, MB. After completing her schooling at Poplar Bluff School, she continued working on her father's farm west of Portage la Prairie. On December 1, 1954, she married Henry Dyck in Portage la Prairie, where she began to raise her young family while Henry worked on the farm and at the Campbell's Soup plant. In 1967 she moved to Brandon with her family, where she resided until 1981 when she and her family moved back to Portage la Prairie. Dorcas fellowshipped with the Christians at the First Street Gospel Hall in Portage la Prairie, where she attended Sunday School and first confessed faith in Christ as a teenager. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Dorcas was an avid gardener, and she took great pleasure from her flower beds and vegetable gardens right up until her death. She delighted in sharing her sweet peas and garden produce with all her family and friends. Dorcas faithfully served her family as a homemaker and committed herself diligently to the challenge of providing care for her disabled daughter Mavis until 2011, when she was no longer able to care for her. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the First Street Gospel Hall, corner of 1st and Lorne Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Portage Evangelical Church, 72-3rd Street N.E., Portage la Prairie, MB, with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to PBS Centre, Box 110, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3B2. Arrangements entrusted to Ronald Moffit Memorial Services.
BASARABA: Tanis, Taylor and Heather Basaraba are saddened to announce the passing of their Dad, Dennis on October 21, 2012. A memorial reception will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, October 25, 2012 beginning at 1:30 pm. A complete obituary will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MANSFIELD: Alice El,izabeth Betty Clements Mansfield (née Petersen) February 16, 1930 - October 19, 2012. After a lengthy battle with melanoma, Betty passed away at the Assiniboine Centre surrounded by her family. She is survived by: her husband of 10 years, Fred Mansfield; her children Bruce Clements (Diane), Diane Paull, James Clements (Gisele) & Cindy Engel (Darren); nieces Colleen Guntner (John), Darlene Richards (Bob), Debbie Stanton; sister Blondie Neff (Ted); cousin Allie Mowat, step-daughter-in-law Pat Mansfield & Fred's grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Grandma Betty leaves her own legacy of 12 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren to mourn her passing and to remember her fondly. She was predeceased by her mother Alice Robinson, great-grandson Andrew, sisters Sharon Bernardin & Norma Brown, son-in-law Arthur Paull, step-sons-in-law Lyle Ramsay & Bill Mansfield.Betty was a certified hairdresser and self-taught seamstress. She did much of that work from home for her clientele while attending to her babes. As a young mother, Betty always ensured that her children were well fed with homemade food and clothed with her creations. She was very involved in her children's many extra-curricular activities and volunteered her skills for various committees. As an airforce wife, Betty & her family were posted to various Canadian locations (Goose, Bay, Aylmer, Portage, Camp Borden, Kirkland Lake, Ottawa, & Moose Jaw), with one memorable posting at 2 fighter wing in Grostenquin, France. The Clements family were able to enjoy many wonderful sites and experiences during their vacations throughout Europe & Canada. Betty's extended airforce family were a great source of support & lasting friendships for her over the years, especially when she was away from her extended family in Brandon & Winnipeg. Betty spent nearly twenty years living on the west coast (White Rock & North Vancouver), and had worked in the fabrics department at Eaton's and the housekeeping staff at a nursing home. She also volunteered in a palliative care program during that time, as her nature was to nurture. Betty paid many visits to friends who fought their own battles with illness and cared for them when she could. In 2000, she made a move to Neepawa, Manitoba to live in Jim & Gisele's granny suite in order to be closer to her mother Alice in Brandon for her final years. She met Fred at the Neepawa Lily Festival in 2001 and they began a short courtship before marrying on August 24th, 2002. Betty lived with Fred on his family farm in Forrest, until they decided to move to Brandon for their final years together. Fred brought much music & fun to Betty's life with the musical events he was invited to play at. Betty loved attending the afternoon dances at the Central Community Center in Brandon where Fred was the lead guitarist every Friday from fall till spring for many years. Mom's favorite tune was Fred's rendition of "Crystal Chandeliers". Due to her declining health, Betty was no longer able to care for her husband Fred and her family facilitated her move to the Lions Manor where she enjoyed the past year. Although they lived apart, she especially cherished her daily calls from Fred when she was at home and meeting him on scooter for their lunch dates in the park or at the mall. The family would like to thank the many friends & extended family who visited Mom during her various stays at the hospital and during her final 3 weeks at home. Special thanks to Dr. Edwards for his friendship & the compassionate care that he provided to Mom during her illness, also to Barb Hutchinson at the Respiratory Clinic for her advice & support, and to Rev. Joe Ball for his visits & support. Many thanks also to: the compassionate nursing staff on A3 for her final days & A2 during her stays the past year; the home care team who assisted Mom with daily life during the past 12 months; and certainly during the last 3 weeks of her stay at home, Melissa (palliative care), Michele (home care) and the palliative care home nursing team for attention to details. A memorial service to honor Bettys life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine of Rapid City United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, or to the charity of your choice in Bettys memory.
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NICKLES: Enee Nickles, age 90, beloved wife of the late David Nickles, died October 18, 2012, at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba. Funeral Service Monday, October 22, 2012, Harvest Community Church, Deloraine, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Interment Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Enee may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba ww.wheatlandfs.com (204) 747-2088.
McFADYEN: Mrs. Dorothy Delphine McFadyen passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, October 14, 2012. Dorothy was born in Forget, Saskatchewan on May 14, 1919. She obtained her teaching certificate and taught in various rural schools in Manitoba prior to her marriage to Clarence in 1944. Dorothy passionately worked for Indian Affairs in Brandon and enjoyed the time she spent golfing, curling, bowling, knitting and travelling. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Dorothy will always be remembered for her commitment to family, church, and friends, as well as her wonderful sense of humor. Her sentiment of There is always room in your heart for one more. is wisdom her family will always cherish. We will all carry a special strength from having shared in her life. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her four daughters and sons-in-law; Donna and Iliya Belosevic of Barrhead, Alberta, Joan and Ken Boyce of Langley, B.C., Betty and Harvey Ebner of Neepawa, Manitoba, Tanis and Tom Thompson of Red Deer, Alberta, her nine grandchildren; David and (Christy) Boyce, Jason and (Saisha) Boyce, Lisa and (Greg) Jaman, Sherry Ebner, Julie and (Lewis) Rempel, Joanna Ebner, Jennifer Thompson, Daniel Thompson and Katie Thompson, her seven great-grandchildren; Jackson and Madeline Boyce, Brielle Boyce, Samantha and Wyatt Jaman, June Burnett and Odin Rempel. She is also survived by Ada Osborne, Gordon Osborne, Bert and Vera Osborne, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Clarence, sister Doris Burns, great granddaughter Mackenzie Jaman and numerous other relatives. Dorothys Celebration of Life service will be held at Kentwood Alliance Church, 4 Kennedy Drive, Red Deer on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. Her interment will be held in Neepawa, Manitoba on Saturday, October 27th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.comArrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287- 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040.
MENNIE: Elizabeth Donalda: October 8, 2012 - The day we lost our Mother, Grandmother and Friend. Mum loved life, she loved people. Her greatest pridewas her children Rosslyn and Ronald, her grandchildren Marcy and Cole, Jenna and Josh and her great grandson Robbie. They will all miss her deeply. Mum was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. She married Ronald Sydney Godfrey in 1945. They moved to Australia for a while before returning to Brandon. In 1976, she married Norman Allan Mennie, who shared with her his love for his three sons, Wayne, Rick (& Kathy) and Cal and, of course, the love of golf. Mum was predeceased by both her husbands; her sister Margaret Ward; brother Jack Ross and grandson Robert Franklin Vidalin. Many of you will remember Mum as Hostess at The Suburban Restaurant. She started working there in 1963 and oh how she loved that job! She got to dress up, meet and look after so many interesting people. Her major hobbies were gardening at her cottage and golfing. She held a term as President of the Ladies Association at Clear Lake in 1992 and was also a member of The Eastern Star. Mum did not want a service, we have respected those wishes. She has been cremated and now rests in the Brandon Cemetery at the top of her Columbarium, facing west. We especially wish to thank everyone at Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their exceptional care and friendship, and also the friends and family who took time out of their busy lives to visit with her. In closing, we want to share a poem Mum found and wrote down many, many years ago for this occasion.
Miss Me But Let Me GoWhen I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for meI want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for a soul that is freeMiss me a little, but not for long and not with your head bowed lowRemember the love that we once shared, miss me but let me goFor this is a journey we all must take and each must go aloneIt's part of the Master's plan, you see - a step on the road to homeSo when you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends you knowAnd bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, miss me but let me go.For those who wish, memorial donations in Mothers' memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or online at www.alzheimer.mb.ca.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
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