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RAMSAY: Sonja Ramsay, beloved wife of the late Bill Ramsay and mother of Grant, Dallas, Donna, Kathy, Scott; passed away at the Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, MB on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 76 years of age. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Rivers United Church, Rivers, MB on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM. A private family interment will be held at the Marney Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations in Sonja’s memory can be made to the Rivers Recreation Fundraising Review Committee, Box 220, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 or to the Riverdale Palliative Care Program, c/o Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744
CAPON: Fleurette Bertha Capon passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Friday August 27, 2010 at the age of 81 years, Fleurette Bertha Capon (nee Trottier), of Belmont MB. Fleurette leaves to mourn her passing her four children Sharon (Ed) Torz of Belmont, Arlen Capon of Mariapolis, Rod (Deb) Capon of Belmont, Ashley Capon (Anna Burlak) of Winnipeg, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A time of visitation will held at the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro on Wednesday September 1, 2010 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Knox United Church with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Fleurette’s memory to the Hillside Cemetery Fund, c/o R. M. of Strathcona, Belmont MB or to the Belmont Historical Society c/o Terry Sykes, Belmont MB, R0K 0B0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
CUMMINS:Val Elroy, adoring father to Daniel (Mary) and Kimberley, loving son to Elwin and Marion Cummins, brother to Vaun (Juliet) and Vance, and devoted fiance to Mary Beth Debus, died on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 of appendix cancer after a one year, three day battle. Val was born on June 12, 1949 in Shoal Lake, Manitoba and was raised with his two brothers on a 600 acre farm in Strathclair, Manitoba where he was a great help to his parents. After graduating from Brandon University with a Bachelor of Science in Math and Chemistry, Val relocated to Resolute Bay (800 miles from the North Pole) to work as a seismic surveyor. One year later he returned to Manitoba and obtained an Advanced Arts Diploma in Computer Science from Red River Community College. Val moved to Toronto following college and has lived in Toronto/Mississauga ever since. Val's love of computers led to a career in computers and IT project management, and in 1978 he founded CAPSA Consulting Incorporated where he served as President and CEO. Val was always leading edge in the field, and developed specialized software and ran several websites in recent years. Val had a passion for SCUBA diving and was very accomplished. He has served as an instructor for 4 agencies and is also a Master Instructor, teaching others how to teach SCUBA diving. He remained proud of the fact that no student of his was ever injured while he was in charge of a site. Many today credit Val for their love of the sport, and note that his instruction was exceptional. Many of Val's closest friends were people he dived with or taught. Val also was an avid reader and read his whole life, with a favorite genre of science fiction. Over the years Val was also a pilot, a CPR, First Aid and Swimming Instructor, and he loved to dance. In addition, he was proud to say that he was a Laird as he owned a piece of a castle in Scotland and wore his own kilt with pride. Ash interment will take place in Manitoba at a later date. His family thanks the many people who extended their love and care to Val over the past year.
GRAY:George Russell. Peacefully on August 27th, 2010, George Russell Gray passed away at the Calvary Place Personal Care Home at the age of 93 years. He is survived by his brother Alden, his sister Evelyn Osborne (Art), their children Ed and Ellen and their families, and his devoted niece Karen DiUbaldo and her children Chris and Mark. George was predeceased by his parents Ed and Mary Ellen Gray, his sister Eileen Montgomery and brother Henry Gray. George was born on September 29, 1916 at Bradwardine Manitoba. In 1936 the family moved to a farm in the Ryerson District north of Oak Lake. He farmed with his brothers until retirement in 1991 when they moved to Winnipeg. He was a kind, easy going and gentle man. He was a member of the Home Defense Unit in the Canadian Army during WW II. George and his brothers worked well together, each with their own responsibilities on their mixed farming operation. In Winnipeg they continued this division of labour often impressing their neighbours with their teamwork and efficiency. They could be counted on to help their neighbours with yard work and repair issues. George with his brothers enjoyed attending his great nephews sporting events such as hockey and soccer games. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Calvary Place Personal Care Home for their excellent care and kindness shown to George. Also thanks is extended to Ferd for his support and assistance over the years. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 2nd at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Scott MacAuley officiating. Interment will follow in: Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon Manitoba. As an expression of sympathy, if friends so desire, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Oak Lake Museum Fund in Care of Clare Couling or a charity of their choice.
GUDNASON: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Thursday August 26, 2010 at the age of 93 years, Betty Gudnason (nee Budd) of Baldur MB. Betty leaves to mourn her passing her two sons and their families, Donald Gudnason & Lorraine Somerville of Baldur, grandchildren & great grandchildren Robert & Angie (Landon & Sienna), Clint & Tanice (Rylan & Cody), Tammy & Tim (Joshua, Logan & Samantha), step grandchild Jason & Kerianne; Ben & Brenda Gudnason of Baldur, grandchildren Jason & Jackie, Janelle & Trent , as well as numerous nieces & nephews of the Budd & Gudnason families. Betty was predeceased by her husband John (1971), brothers Reg, Milt & Bert Budd and by a sister Grace Wiggett. Funeral services will be held on Friday September 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Grund Lutheran Church with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Interment to follow in the Grund Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Betty’s memory to the Grund Cemetery Fund or the Grund Lutheran Church Fund, c/o R.M. of Argyle, Baldur MB R0K 0B0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
KORPAN: (Nee Hunter) Goldie Grace. December 27, 1924 - August 21, 2010. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and sister, Goldie Grace Korpan on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the age of 85 years. Goldie was born and spent her early years in Mortlach, Saskatchewan. She received her registered nurse's training at the Winnipeg General Hospital and graduated in 1947. She nursed in hospitals in Georgia, Colorado, Vancouver and Dauphin before marrying Walter (Wally) Korpan in 1951. Wally was her life partner and constant companion. Together they made their homes in Estevan, Willow Bunch, Ashern, Dominion City, Flin Flon and Brandon as Wally's career with CIBC progressed. Wally devoted much of his life to community service and Goldie was always there a tower of quiet strength and the quintessential hostess, always prepared to entertain whoever dropped by. They loved to travel. First there were road trips and camping with the two girls and then winter holidays. Hawaii was a favourite location as was spending time with friends and family in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and Mexico. The trips to Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hong Kong satisfied their desire for more exotic adventure and just a year ago, Goldie sailed through the Panama Canal. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Denise (David Koss) and Wanda (Fred Seeley); grandchildren, Vance, Shane, and Lisa; brothers, Doug, Wallace, Kelvin (Helen) and Ron (Carol); sister Laura; sisters-in-law, Clara and Betty; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Wally of forty-nine years; parents, Ethyl and William; brother Bruce; and sisters, Etta, Olga, Alma and Velma. A Celebration of Goldie's Life will be held at McInnis Holloway’s Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
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If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
NICOL: James “Jim” Edward Nicol of Brandon (formerly of Oak Lake Beach), beloved life-partner of Elizabeth Komar and dear father of Debbie and Brent, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, August 27, 2010 at the age of 74 years. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. A reception will follow at the Sokol Hall, 33-11th Street North in Brandon. A private family graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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REIDLE: Calvin Leonard Reidle entered into rest on August 28, 2010 at the age of 62 years. A Public Graveside Service will take at the Wellwood Cemetery Wellwood, Manitoba on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity United Church, Brandon, Manitoba. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home Neepawa-Carberry in care of arrangements. (204) 476-2848
SOLOWAY: The death of Paulette Marie Soloway, beloved wife of Ivan, loving mother to Kory (Amanda), Tenille (Ryan), occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Prayers will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 10:30 am. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen. Interment will follow in the Neepawa Riverside Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Donations in memory of Paulette may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
AUSTIN: Edna Austin, beloved wife of the late Clarence William Austin of Birtle, Manitoba and formerly of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home, Birtle Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Funeral service will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home, Birtle, Manitoba in memory of Edna.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
BOLLMAN: June Linne Bollman, beloved wife of Franklin Bollman, passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on August 19, 2010 at the age of 87 years. June was born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 10, 1923 to Charles (Karl) and Olga Oklund. She grew up in the Willoughby district of Langley Municipality and later moved to Salt Spring Island as her father was employed in the logging industry. June attended school in Duncan, B.C., at Willoughby and High School in Langley, B.C. She was employed during the war at the Canadian Pacific Aeroplane repair depot near New Westminster. June married Frank Bollman on November 26, 1946 and returned to live on his father’s land at Moline, Manitoba. They soon became proud parents to Raymond Douglas Bollman and Elaine Almira Bollman. They attended school at Moline and Rivers, and then went on to university. June was active in the 4H Clothing Club later as 4H Assistant in the Minnedosa and Neepawa Agricultural Representative Areas. She was also a member of the Moline Women’s Institute and she took an active part in the District and Provincial W.I. activities. As they raised Shorthorn Cattle, she joined the Shorthorn Lassie Auxiliary which promoted the breed and sponsored a young lady to attend Manitoba Agricultural Fairs. June later became active as Secretary for this organization. Frank and June retired to Brandon in 1985. They often visited their daughter Elaine in The Pas, and their son Raymond in Ottawa with grandchildren Eric and MifAnne. June was predeceased by her Father and Mother. She is survived by her husband, daughter, son and two grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The service will be conducted by June’s nephew, Wayne Bollman. Interment will take place at the Pettapiece Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6 or to a charity of choice.
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DENNISON: Patience Margaret (Pat) passed away peacefully in her home on August 8th, 2010. Pat was born in Rivers on March 22, 1920 where she lived until she married. She was predeceased by her husband Wilf in 1973. She leaves to mourn her three sons, George (Carol), Carl (Sylvia), Bill (Jackie), grandchildren, Grant, Barb, Kelly, Kandas, Amber, Kim and several great grandchildren. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge for 71 years and was very proud of her lodge. Pat was very active in volunteer work. Just to name a few, Dinsdale Park Lodge, Meals on Wheels, Cancer Society, Diabetes organization. She was an active member of A.N.A.F. and helped out wherever she was needed. Pat never gave up a chance to play a game of cards and was well known in the cribbage circles. Mom reached out and touched many lives and will be missed by all.
FRASER: Eva Lillian Fraser, age 88, beloved wife of the late Rod Fraser, died on August 26, 2010 at Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Deloraine, Manitoba. Interment will be at Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine. Donations may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church. Smith Funeral Home of Deloraine, in care of arrangements.
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GOMPF: Mary Charlotte (McLaughlin) Gompf passed away August 3, 2010 at the Souris Health Centre at the age of 90. Husband, Charlie Gompf passed away October 20, 1995. Mary Charlotte Gompf was born the third child and only daughter to Jane and William Laughlin McLaughlin, also fondly known to friends and family as Jean and Lockie. Jean passed away October 22, 1953 and Lockie on April 10, 1972. Mary was born at her Grandma Collie’s home in Hamiota on January 19, 1920. She had two brothers, William, known as Bill, born in 1915, who was a mechanic by trade and who passed away August 7, 1947 and George, born in 1917, who was a machine gunner with the Winnipeg Grenadiers during WW2. George died in a Tokyo prison camp December 20, 1943 and is interred in a cemetery in Yokahama, Japan. Mary is survived by good friends, Don & Flo MacMillan, Louise and Don Jay, many nieces and nephews on the Gompf side, Collie and McLaughlin cousins and many friends and acquaintances. In her growing up years in the Hamiota area, Mary was known to many families for her willingness to help and care for neighbours and friends. If someone needed a hand as a nanny, she was there to help out. Many members of the community who suffered from illness, frailty or failing health felt the help of Mary’s caring hands with housework or babysitting. She was always more than willing to do whatever was required of her. She was certainly not afraid of hard work and took great pride in all of her endeavors. Many describe Mary as a woman of few words, but when she spoke her mind, she meant it. She was gentle and kind, despite a life that held many adversities. Mary received her education at Hamiota. She worked several years as farm help and later in the laundry department at the Hamiota Hospital. She was a dedicated daughter and cared for her ailing father in his later years after her mother passed away. Mary married Charlie Gompf December 17, 1983 in the Hamiota United Church. They lived there for a few years and then moved to Brandon, Manitoba where Charlie worked as a part time chef. Mary and Charlie moved to Souris to care for Charlie’s brother Bill Gompf. After Uncle Bill’s death they purchased their home in Souris. Mary continued to live in her home for a few years and then moved to Victoria Park Lodge in Souris. Mary never had a driver’s license but kept mobile by driving her motorized scooter around town. Mary loved visitors and kept busy doing puzzles, crocheting afghans, blankets and vests and knitting slippers. Mary was a faithful member of the Ladies Unit at the United Church and could always be counted on to bring the fruits of her labours to all the bake sales and activities this group was involved in. She preferred to work behind the scene and could usually be found making tea or peeling potatoes in the kitchen rather than out serving the guests. We would like to thank Donald and Flo MacMillan for their caring, staff at Victoria Park Lodge and Souris Health Centre, Dr. Cram, Shirley McBurney for her kind words and Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home for arrangements. Interment of ashes has taken place at Hamiota Cemetery. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Heart & stroke Foundation.
LASHUK: Elsie. It is with great sadness that Elsie Lashuk of Sandy Lake, Manitoba passed away at the age of 87 at Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba on August 25, 2010. Elsie was born at Newdale, Manitoba on March 12, 1923. Elsie was an avid church goer, gardener and a great cook, and everyone went home with a care package. She cooked for weddings, fall suppers and funerals for many years. Mom will be sadly missed by her children Eleanor, Marilyn (Dave) and Pat and her two grandchildren who were special to her, Michelle (Tim) and Shawna (Clark). Also by her brothers, sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Elsie was predeceased by her husband John, son Eugene, son-in-law Gordon, brother Johnny and sister-in-law Pat and her parents Peter and Mary Sowchuk and special nephew Tommy. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Holy Ghost Church in Sandy Lake, Manitoba with Father Emil Kardasinec officiating. Interment to follow at the Parish Cemetery. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake in care of arrangements.
“Rest in Peace, You will always be in our hearts and memoriesVichnaya Pomyat”
Gone is the face we loved so dear.Silent is the voice we loved to hear.Too far away for sight or speech.But not too far for thought to reach.
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