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FONTAINE: Wayne Alan Victor Fontaine passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the age of 42 years. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his mother Geraldine, father Gilles, brother Dan (Charlette), and the boys, Nathan, Carson and Aidan; brother Mike (Diane) and their children Carmen and Christopher, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins. A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown of St. George’s Anglican Church officiating. A private graveside service will take place the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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FARLEY: The death of Terry Roy Farley, age 62 years, occurred at his residence, Fairview Home on Thursday, December 9, 2010. A celebration of Terry's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BUTLER: Hazel Anne passed away suddenly on Monday, November 22, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Hazel was born on June 10, 1926 in Killarney, Manitoba. She was raised by her parents Frederick and Joan Love on a farm near Ninga, Manitoba. Hazel went to school at the Hiawatha School, a one room country school near Ninga. She decided on a career in nursing and graduated from the Brandon nursing program in 1952. After graduation, Hazel worked at the Brandon General Hospital for 39 years and retired in 1991. Hazel married Cyril "Cy" Butler on June 18, 1960 and they spent their years together in Brandon raising their three daughters Jo-ann, Lois and Melanie. After retirement Hazel became very involved with her three grandchildren who were the light of her life. She also had a special place in her heart for the many family pets. Cy's health began to decline and Hazel spent her time taking care of him as well. Left to cherish her memory are daughters: Jo-ann (Garry) Defoort, Lois (Allan) Mott and Melanie (Jamie) Hart all of Brandon. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Shawn and Erica Defoort and Mathew Mott. She leaves her niece Willa and nephew Jim and their families as well as a number of friends and colleagues. Hazel was predeceased by her parents Frederick and Joan Love and her husband Cyril Butler. Funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, November 26, 2010. Mr. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain officiated. Pallbearers were Garry Defoort, Allan Mott, Jamie Hart and Shawn Defoort. Interment followed at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western MB Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Ave East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
APPLEBY: Norval Patrick Appleby of Brandon, with his loving family at his side, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 6, 2010. A celebration of Norval's life will be held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Complete obituary to follow in July of 2011. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Norval may be made to a charity of choice.
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BILOWUS: John Bilowus passed away peacefully during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. He had suffered a stroke March 21, 2010 and after many complications, he succumbed to pneumonia. John was born on September 18, 1925 on a farm near Gorlitz, SK. When he was seven, his family moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan where he received his education. He worked at many occupations during his lifetime. He was a ticket agent in the Yorkton bus depot for Clark Transportation and Greyhound Bus Companies. He also operated a taxi service until he joined the Army in 1944. He went overseas the same year serving in England, and N.W. Europe. When the war ended, he stayed in Germany until 1946 with the occupational forces. Upon his discharge in 1946, he joined his three brothers in Swan River, Manitoba to operate a grocery store and bakery. Later, they opened the first self-serve grocery store in Swan River. On May 24, 1951, John married Ruth Belton of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. They were happily married for 59 years. After selling the grocery and bakery, John operated an Olivetti-Underwood dealership in Swan River under the name of Bilowus Business Machines Ltd. The firm covered a territory south to Dauphin, Russell and Roblin and north to The Pas, Flin Flon, Lynn Lake, Snow Lake and Thompson. During this time, he was appointed Lottery Ticket Distributor covering the Dauphin, Roblin, Swan River areas. After selling his business, he was appointed a Sales Supervisor for the Manitoba Lottery Foundation, covering the Parkland, Westman and part of Eastman areas. John was then transferred to Brandon to open a Lottery Office. He continued his position with the added responsibility of managing the office, until he retired in March of 1989. John was a member of the United Church – St. Andrews in Swan River and later Trinity in Brandon. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 60 years. He was very active in sports having played hockey, golf, ball, bowling and horseshoes and he coached hockey and bowling at a competitive level. In his later years, he enjoyed Senior’s Slo-Pitch travelling to many centers for tournaments. The last few years he enjoyed curling with the men’s seniors at the Brandon Club. Throughout his lifetime, he coached midget hockey teams, little league baseball, men’s senior fast-ball and high school five-pin bowling. An avid sports fan, he was ever faithful to his San Francisco Giants, Toronto Maples Leafs and Saskatchewan Roughriders down through the years. John and Ruth traveled extensively across Canada, Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Tangiers. They cruised the Caribbean and the Inside Passage. He was predeceased by his father in 1946, sister Ann in 1963, sisters Mary and Agnes in 1968, his mother in 1969, brother Mike in 1977, brothers George and Tom in 1993 and sister Lena in 1998. Surviving are his wife Ruth, two daughters, Hope (Gary) Shotbolt of Brandon, Debra (Doug) Swanson of Thunder Bay, three grandchildren Christopher Wiebe (Samantha) of Portage la Prairie, Brittany Swanson of Thunder Bay, Nicholas Shotbolt of Brandon and two great granddaughters Emma and Rylee Wiebe of Portage la Prairie. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at Trinity United Church on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Brandon Cemetery, sometime in 2011. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1J3 or Trinity United Church, “Memorial Fund”, 1515 – 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3.
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GRAY: Mrs. Margaret Gray, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Gray, mother of Cameron, Bill and Warren Gray, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the age of 96 years. A funeral service will be held at Bible Baptist Church, 1203–4th Street, on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Reaves officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview Personal Care Home, 1351 –13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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THERRIEN: Ruby Marguerite (nee Hoy) November 6, 1918 – December 7, 2010. Ruby Therrien passed away on December 07, 2010. She was born in Hilton, Manitoba and moved with her family at an early age to a homestead near Turtle River, Manitoba where they farmed. She married Donat Joseph Therrien (Alfred Lucien) from Makinak, Manitoba in 1938. Ruby and Don moved to Brandon in the early 40’s when Don was stationed in Shilo. They spent the major part of their working years in Brandon, later moving to Regina SK, Bassano and Calgary, Alberta. They lived a short time in Edmonton after they retired and then moved to Kelowna where Don died in 1990. Ruby continued to live in Kelowna until 2007, when her health forced her to move closer to her family in Calgary. Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her five children: Beverly, Albert (Elaine Humphries), Tom (Karen Bartels), Dennis, and Linda. Ruby is also survived by many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by all her sisters and brothers, and was the last of her and dad’s generation in the family. Funeral Services will be held at Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219–4th Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. She will later be taken to Kelowna where she will be interred with Don.
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HARKNESS: Floyd Almer October 28, 1949 - December 6, 2010. Floyd passed away at home in Calgary surrounded by his family at the age of 61 after a brief battle with cancer. Floyd was born in Brandon, Manitoba, and raised on the family farm in Alexander, Manitoba. Floyd is survived by his loving wife Linda, children; Lorne (Krista), Kerri (Myles), Sherri (Kevin); four grandchildren: Josh, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, MyKaila and close nephew Tony. He is also survived by his parents Lorne and Shirley Harkness of Alexander, Manitoba; siblings: Bill (Judy), Larry (Donna), Lloyd (Shawna), Cheryl (Tony), Shawna (Ralph) as well as Linda's family, and numerous nieces and nephews. Floyd drove a gravel truck in Brandon while working the farm until 1986 when the family moved to Calgary. He worked for the City of Calgary in the Parks Division, then the Sewer Services Division until he was forced to be off with his illness. Floyd loved his pool game, and looked forward to the BCA and VNEA tournament in Vegas every year. He was an avid woodworker, repairing pool cues and he was a pen maker. If you could not find him, he was usually in his shop. Sundays, he always had a group watching NFL Football on TV. Floyd and Linda traveled extensively in North America, and enjoyed their vacation condo in Las Vegas. Floyd loved the horse races, and his last trip was to Del Mar Racetrack. Family was Floyd's life. He was always there for advice and to help. Thanks to Dr. Patricia Tang, Dr. Brian Liggett and the Palliative Home Care team. If so desired, memorial donations in Floyd Harkness' name may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, T3B 6A8). A Celebration of Floyd's Life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
To email expressions of sympathy Subject heading: Floyd Harkness. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1605 - 100 Street SE (17 Ave. SE at Garden Rd.), Calgary, Alberta, T1X 0L4. Telephone (403) 272-5555.
LOMBAERT: It is with great sorrow that our family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, George Lombaert, on Saturday, December 4, 2010. A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. A private family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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NEFF: Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Neff of Melita, passed away at the Reston Health Centre, Reston, MB. on Friday, December 3 , 2010, at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her parents; son Vernon and husband Elmer; granddaughter Maggie Neff; grandson Brett Neff and great grandson Rylen Morrison. Betty is survived by her daughter Dale (Cecil) Patterson; 2 sons: Paul & Richard; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm from the Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB. with Reverend Allan Gairns officiating, interment will follow at the Tilston Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Melita & Area Handi-Van, Box 613, Melita, Manitoba, ROM 1LO. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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WILTON: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday December 3, 2010 at the age of 65 years, James Henry Wilton of Wawanesa, Manitoba. Jim leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Patricia (nee Clark), sons Shane & daughter-in-law Corinne of Wawanesa, Jamie & wife Dianna of Winnipeg, four grandchildren Brantin, Bradley, Katherine & Taylor; sister-in-law Audrey Wilton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Jim was predeceased by his father George Jackson (1945), stepfather Bain Jackson (1994), mother Maxine Jackson (2010), brothers Bill Jackson (1968) & Hugh Wilton (1987) & by a sister Betty Jean Masson (1993). Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church with Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Jim’s memory to the Wawanesa Waterpark Fund, Box 427 Wawanesa, Manitoba, R0K 2G0 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Dr. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1G4.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
TETZLAFF: Beverley Frances Jean (nee Sanderson) passed away peacefully at her home in Brandon, with her family by her side, on November 28th, 2010. She was raised and schooled in Brandon and was an employee of the Manitoba Provincial Government for 25 years. Bev was predeceased by her father Maurice (1974), mother Myrtle (1992), infant great grandson Brayden Tetzlaff (2000), brother-in-law James Buckmire (2003), sister Marlene Reilly (2008), and brother-in-law Robert Reilly (2010). She was also predeceased by several aunts, uncles, and her cousin Tammy Bradley (2010). Surviving are her husband Walter, son Theodore (Darlene) and daughter Kimberley Monaghan (Kevin), siblings, brother Edward (Gail), sister Inez Buckmire, and brother Fred (Margaret), Aunt Gertie Bradley (age 102), Aunt Daisy Johnson, (age 106), several cousins, nieces and nephews. Bev's life was blessed with the enjoyment of having eight grandchildren, Helena, Tera, Amy, Melissa, and Trevor, as well as Kassandra, Krysten and Kyle. Bev also had eight great grandchildren. They were all important in her life, but the one great grandchild who could give her a twinkle in her eye and became her "fix" during her struggling time with cancer was her little "Soso" (Sophia). In July of 1963, Bev and Walter were married and enjoyed 47 years of happiness together. Bev was a very caring, loving and thoughtful person who never backed away from the challenges of life, especially those she thought she could overcome. Bev's favorite moments of happiness were spending quality time with her family, especially cooking, visiting and laughing with them. Her enjoyment in life was spending time doing her oil paintings, camping, fishing and curling. She will be sadly missed by all those she touched in her life. The memorial service took place December 1, 2010 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, followed by interment at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Jason Zinko officiating. Urnbearers were her two grandsons, Trevor Tetzlaff and Kyle Monaghan. A Celebration of her life took place at the ANAF Unit #10, Brandon, Manitoba. In memory of Bev, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Palliative Care" or "Cancer Services Project", 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the following: the compassionate and dedicated care given by Doctor L. Moller, and Doctor E. Moller, the Cancer Care Manitoba Oncologists, Cancer Care and Palliative Care nurses and support staff at BRHC, the S.T.E.P. program, all the BRHA support services, Pastor Jason Zinko for fulfilling Bev's spiritual needs, friends and relatives for the many concerns, visits and phone calls, the ANAF, and reception caterer, Laurie Olenick.
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TAYLOR: Margaret Taylor (née Makinson) passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Margaret was born the oldest of six siblings on March 11, 1936 in Winnipeg, to William and Reba Makinson. Margaret grew up in Austin, Manitoba, where she completed her schooling and upon graduating attended Normal School obtaining her teacher’s degree. In 1962, she married Vern Taylor. Vern and Marg resided in Brandon until the mid 1970's. They both decided to try a different career path and they purchased a store in Glenboro. They then returned to Brandon and Marg started teaching in Rivers where she continued to teach until her retirement in 1990. Marg influenced many students during her 35 year career. Marg retired from teaching but she always kept herself busy. Marg enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. The yard kept her occupied in the summer; cutting grass, watering flowers and tending to her vegetable garden - she loved to garden. In the winter, she spent many hours baking, cooking and crocheting. In her early years, she enjoyed curling and in her retirement years televised curling was the highlight of her winter. Many enjoyable hours were spent playing bingo with her good friend Elaine Commons. Participating in afternoon card playing introduced her to another special group of friends.Marg was predeceased by her parents, her husband Vern and brother Bill Makinson. She will be lovingly missed by brother Campbell (Lorraine) Makinson, sister Carol (Glen) Bray, sister Shirley McGregor and brother Murray (Karen) Makinson and sister-in-law Deanna Makinson. Marg is also survived by many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at Rivers United Church on November 24, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada, Box 97, Rivers, Manitoba, ROK 1XO or Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "Western MB Cancer Care Project" 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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SOMERSET: Mr. Gordon Donald Somerset, beloved husband of Georgina and dear father of Steven and Barry (Tara), passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the age of 80 years. Gordon was born on January 26, 1930 in Croydon, Surrey, England to George and Elsie Somerset. He had one older sister, Patricia. Gordon served two years with the armed forces and was on the reserve list. He met the love of his life, Georgina (Humphreys) in 1953 while working at Muirhead’s Factory in Elmer’s End, England. They became married in 1954. Together, on June 26, 1957, they sailed across the ocean from South Hampton to Montreal, settling in Brandon. Gordon soon became employed with Manco Dairies as a driver/salesman. He worked there for eight years and then moved on to become a Security Guard with Simplot. Gordon also worked for Behlen Wicks and later as a maintenance man for an apartment block. His most recent position was as a Commissionaire with C.F.B. Shilo. Gordon was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. In younger years, Gordon and Georgie loved to dance – they were known as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” on the dance floor. In later years, they went out for coffee faithfully every night to Robin’s on 8th Street. He was very involved with his children and grandchildren. He thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Steven’s and Barry’s activities while they were growing up, especially moto-cross and hockey. Gordon is survived by his wife Georgie, sons Steven and Barry (Tara), grandchildren Journey, Samuel, Valley, Athalia and Layla, sister Patricia (Tom) Webb and their family. Gordon was predeceased by his parents. The family would like to thank the staff at the B.R.H.C. ICU and 300 and the Assiniboine Centre 200 and 300 for their compassionate care of Gordon. A Celebration of Gordon’s Life was held at the Bethel Christian Assembly on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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SMITH: Tyrus “Ty” Raymond Smith. June 26, 1918 – November 27, 2010. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Ty; husband of Mary Ellen (nee Lawrence) Smith. Ty was predeceased by son James Arthur Smith. He leaves as his legacy daughters Mary-Jane Hale and husband Frank; Barbara Joan Smith; grandchildren Christopher Harris and wife Karen Lawrie, Aimee Fortier and husband Chris, Jennifer Janz and husband Don Brereton, James Janz; Jessica Williams and husband John, and Matthew and Patrick Smith; great-grandchildren, Stephen Janz, Ailie and Emma Harris, Ethan and Gryphon Fortier, and Rhy and Bex Williams. Ty was born to Hazel Irene Davis and James Arthur Smith in Sussex, New Brunswick. He began his working career in the Bank of Nova Scotia in St. John, New Brunswick. He and Mary met when he was transferred to Windsor, Nova Scotia. On February 21, 1942 they were married. Ty immediately joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a flight sergeant and was posted to Labrador. After the war Ty and Mary were transferred to St. John, then onwards to Edmonton, Regina and Brandon. He went into private business in Brandon where the family lived for many years. Following an expansion of the business, and move to Winnipeg Ty and Mary moved further west to Calgary, eventually settling in Canmore after Ty’s retirement. Ty loved classical music and skiing, and Mary was the perfect ski buddy. Together they skied the mountains around Canmore for 30 years. In addition they enjoyed working with their sled dogs and horses. They were also avid hikers and bikers, coming to know and love every nook and cranny of their Rocky Mountain home. Ty was many things to many people but few knew of his many accomplishments and awards. He savoured his titles but was very modest about the many things he did in life and was very active in service in Canmore. He served on the Hospital Board, Regional Housing Committee, Canmore Legion, Sled Dog Race Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Canmore Museum, PC Party, Rotary Club and Cascade Branch of the Masonic Lodge. In addition he was an Honorary Dr. Of Laws and Humanities and served as the chargé d’affaires for the country of Mali in Northern Africa. Much of his service was in leadership roles. Ty served as President of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, held the rank of Lt. Col in the 26th Field Artillery and was a Knight of Malta, Order of St. John of Jerusalem. A very great honour was to have been nominated for the Order of Canada. His most important role in life was as patriarch of his family and although he was awarded the title of Sir, to us he was our beloved Dad and Papa. To all who knew him, our Dad was an inspiration, a mentor and always a great friend. He was an active member of the community, rising to challenges and working hard to ensure a better place for future generations. With his great sense of humour, quick wit and intelligence Dad’s active participation on many committees, boards and in groups was a pleasure for all who worked with him. Dad had a strong personality and steely determination to always keep moving forward. He had a playful, youthful spirit of adventure, displaying courage and fearlessness in all his endeavours. He never ever gave up and always did his best. It is likely that Dad will already have organized the first Rotary Club of Heaven! While his passing is a great loss to so many, we are forever grateful to have had Dad in our lives. He had a life very well lived. Go well Dad and save a place for us. Until we meet again. We love you. A celebration of Ty’s life was held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 12:00 in Canmore.
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Bow River Funeral Service assisting the family. Telephone 403-678-4880 for further info.
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