Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Brandon Sun


Home Page

Classifieds / Obituaries

McNEILLIE: It is with great sorrow that the family of Gladys McNeillie announces her passing on Thursday, April 7, 2011. She was born on July 27, 1923 in St. Catherines, Saskatchewan (west of Prince Albert), to Alexander and Flora Fidler. The first challenge in her life was her premature birth and throughout her life she faced many more, but she always exhibited amazing strength and determination. Growing up on a farm in the 20’s and 30’s was a hard life, especially being one of twelve children, but she recalled many very happy and humorous times with her family. She lived on the farm until moving to Flin Flon, Manitoba, where she met George Stubodden. Because the war was on, many women were employed and Gladys worked at the HBM&S Mine during WWII. Gladys and George were married in 1943, and had a family of four; Fay, Joanne, Raymond and Eldon Johnny (who died at birth in 1956). Mom was very meticulous in her work ethic and also in her appearance, always looking so very nice. She will also be remembered for her love of dancing, even at home with the little ones. Mom’s family was the centre of her life and the love she had for us was unconditional. The next phase of her life was after she moved to Brandon, and she was employed at the Brandon General Hospital. Here she met Alex McNeillie who was a bachelor, and when they married in 1987, he lovingly took on a ready-made family, and we all adored him. Mom is survived by her three children; Fay (Tony) Lekopoy of Lockport, MB, Joanne Butler of Elgin, MB, and Raymond Stubodden of Brandon; also eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; her sister Pearl Fieber of Kelowna, B.C.; sister-in-law Joyce Fidler of Brandon; brother-in-law Oscar Ottoson of Chilliwack, BC, and many nieces and nephews. Gladys was predeceased by her first husband, George; infant son Eldon Johnny; grandson Carl Anderson; son-in-law Bob Butler; and her soulmate Alex McNeillie. Cremation has taken place and her ashes are now with Alex’s, they will be buried together at Rosewood Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank all who showed Mom kindness during the time she was so sick, especially Dr. Groves. At last she is without pain. We love you Mom. If friends so wish, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at
For Mom
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load of living weight to the place of the destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side said, “There, she’s gone”, there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices to the glad shout, “There, she’s coming!” and such is dying.
McINNES: Leslie Andrew (Les) died peacefully at home on April 8, 2011. Les was born on November 28, 1933 and grew up in the Westmount and Erickson Districts. Les attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Diploma in Agriculture. Upon graduation Les returned to the family farm where he embarked on a farming career. During this time, in addition to mixed farming, Les cultivated expertise in both hog production and beekeeping. These interests earned him a trip to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, in addition to numerous trophies won in fairs closer to home. On June 25th, 1955 Les married Bettyann Turner. In 1959 the couple left the farm as Les took a position with Beaver Lumber, leading to moves between 4 southern Manitoba communities in a short span of 4 years. In 1963 Les and Betty, along with their four children, Laurie, Cameron, Shelley and Susan, returned to Erickson where they established their own grocery and meat market business. Here began Les’ 33 year career as a meat cutter, where he became renowned throughout Manitoba, in particular with the Clear Lake summer crowd. His special cuts of meat and his homemade sausage brought people back year after year. This career ended with his retirement from the Erickson Co-op in 1996. In Les’ words “because family and his garden were calling him.” Les was an ardent curler (well into his retirement). Les also played baseball and hockey and, while attending University, was a proficient pole vaulter. His athleticism resulted in years served as a respected coach, both in hockey and baseball, travelling throughout western Manitoba meeting people and influencing many youngsters .During his lifetime Les touched the lives of many people. Coaching was not Les’ exclusive volunteer experience. While raising his family, operating his own business, farming and driving a school bus, Les found time to actively participate in the Erickson Lions Club, where he played a vital role in organizing community events, such as the annual Snow Festival. As well, Les was a member of the Erickson Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer fire fighter and an ambulance driver. While working and volunteering, Les also found time to play and enjoy life with many summers spent at the family cabin at Ditch Lake, winters riding snowmobiles and, in later years, seasonal camping at Minnedosa Beach. Les and Betty enjoyed travel and had the opportunity to visit many of the U.S. states including Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica and Venezuela. Les is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty; three children, daughter, Laurie Jackson, son, Cameron McInnes and his wife, Arden, and daughter, Shelley Serle, and her husband, Kevin; five grandchildren, Sheena Jackson, Kelsea and Torea McInnes and Brett and Dylan Serle; one sister, Gwen Steiman and her husband, Gary. Sister in law, Alice McInnes and brothers in law, Gordon Turner (Gladys) and Bob Turner (Cynthia), uncle and aunt, Andrew and Roya Andersen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Les was predeceased by his daughter, Susan; his parents, Lachlan and Joan McInnes; a brother, Clare McInnes and his son in law, Wayne Jackson. The family would like to thank Dr. Roche of Minnedosa for his excellent care and compassion in enabling Les to remain at home until his passing. A private family burial is planned at the Erickson Cemetery with long time family friend, Elgin Hall, officiating. Memorial gifts in Les’ memory can be made to Erickson & District Skating Rink Reno Project, Box 111, Erickson, Manitoba, ROJ OPO.
McFARLANE: Florence Agnes McFarlane of Brandon, beloved wife of Stuart McFarlane, passed away at Fairview Personal Care Home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Florence is survived by her husband of 67 years, Stuart; son Brian (Laurel); daughter Royce (Floyd) Nowatzki; grandchildren Sherri (Cam) Steuart, Nadine (Brian Theriault) Nowatzki and Janet Nowatzki (Fadi Ennab). In keeping with Florence’s wishes, cremation will take place with a private family gathering to be held at a later date. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6 or the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at
LITTLE: Doreen Betty (Grimshaw). It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Doreen at her home in Carberry on April 12, 2011. Doreen was born on December 10, 1941 in Brandon. As a child she was always full of energy and getting into mischief at any possible chance. Her parents Jim and Betty Grimshaw decided the girls should have a pony, hence began a lifetime of horses and ponies in our lives. She loved sleigh rides in the winter with her dad and the neighborhood kids on the little red flat bottom sleigh. Her summers were spent traveling around the province with her family showing ponies at the local fairs and participating in the Brandon Winter and Summer Fairs. She graduated to the big horses and took so much pleasure in showing. Doreen was a member of various horse clubs, including the Brandon Light Horse and Pony Society, Brandon Gymkhana and Rodeo Association, Manitoba Gymkhana and Rodeo Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association. Doreen met her lifelong partner Russell Little in the early sixties. They were wed April 17, 1964. Their daughter Sherry Lee was born January 3, 1967. Keeping up the tradition of horses and showing was passed onto Sherry. Doreen enjoyed once again traveling to fairs and watching her daughter in the show rings. On September 21, 1994 her first grandson Nicholas arrived. Her second grandson Brenden arrived on February 26, 1997. Doreen took to being a grandmother the same way she did as a mother, so caring and loving and looking out for them at all times. She loved them dearly. Doreen was an outdoor person. Her love of all animals was immense. After moving to Carberry one of her biggest joys was watching her family of deer come into the yard each evening to feed around the bird feeder, which was also kept full all year round. If you did find her in the house she would be busy baking goodies in case someone stopped in. If you were fortunate enough to stop in at meal time you would be guaranteed one of the best meals you had ever ate. As the years passed by Doreen developed severe arthritis in her hip. Again her “true grit” and determination kicked in. With the purchase of a scooter and ATV she was away again. The scooter for her shopping and lunch dates with family and friends in town and the ATV for getting out and around the yard as well as her adventure trails in the bush. Doreen was the character of the family. She was the one that kept things going with her teasing and little smart cracks. She loved a good time with family and friends. She endured many physical hardships and handled them with the strongest courage and determination not to give in to them. She was an amazing lady. She stayed with us for almost a year after being diagnosed with her cancer. This was three times as long as the doctors had given her and we thank her for having the courage to fight to stay with us. Her wish to remain at home was realized through the dedication of her husband Russell for providing her with such good care - Bless him. We can take comfort in knowing that she is free of all her pain and re-united with Mom and Dad. Doreen is survived by her husband Russell Little, daughter Sherry and grandsons Nicholas and Brenden Howard, sisters Gail Miller (George), Debbie Quintaine (Jim), mother-in-law Alice Little, sisters-in-law Betty Johnson (Frank), Arlene Sloan (Wayne), Brenda Boisvert (Rick), brothers-in-law Doug Little (Toby), Roy Little, Bruce Little (Emily), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western Manitoba CancerCare Project”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
“A come and go tea will be held to celebrate Doreen and her mother on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the Shady Lane Tea House from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and share the many memories that we all have.”
KAUK: The death of Adeline Eugene Kauk of Brandon, widow of the late George Kauk, occurred in Brandon on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Edmund Mielke will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Adeline to the Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3P3. Complete obituary informationwill follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KISSOCK: The death of Allan Boyd Kissock occurred at his residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Allan was born in Carberry, Manitoba. He was raised in Shilo and attended schools in Shilo and Douglas. He worked for Manitoba Telephone Systems until 1972 when he was forced to retire due to the progression of Multiple Sclerosis. He entered Fairview Home in 1987. In 1991 he was named to the board at Fairview and represented the residents concerns. He remained on the board after integration with the RHA and retired from the board in 2009. Allan is survived by his wife Rosemary; daughter Tracy (Terry) Mansel; son Boyd and grandson Lyle Kissock; his brothers Bob of Brandon, Jack of Portage La Prairie, and his sister Evelyn of Claresholm, Alberta. Allan was predeceased by his parents Jack and Mina Kissock and brothers Glen, Alex and William. A graveside service will be held at the Carberry Plains Cemetery on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Fairview for the devoted care and friendship they provided to Allan. Thank you for the cards of sympathy and donations made to the MS Society. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Allan to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BURT: Gladys Martha (Fletcher). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great- great-grandmother on Friday, April 8th, 2011. She was born September 24th, 1916 to John and Catherine Fletcher on a farm five miles south of Oak River, Manitoba. Her early childhood was spent in the Oak River District. At eight years old she and her sister, Bessie accompanied their parents on a visit to the old country, County of Tyronne, Ireland. Gladys married Leonard John Burt on October 27th, 1937 and they farmed in the Lothair district for over 35 years. They raised five children and she was kept busy during that time as a homemaker as well as being involved in a number of outside chores. She drove a school van for a number of years, belonged to the Lothair Daly Guild and participated with her neighbors in Quilting Bees. In the fall of 1972, Mom & Dad moved to Rivers where they purchased a home. She worked at Rivers Home Bakery for a few years. She belonged to 55+ Senior Club where she participated in cards, lawn bowling and other activities. During their time in Rivers Mom & Dad visited friends and relatives in Ontario, Quebec and vacationed in North and South Dakota. When Dad passed away in January, 1982, she continued to live in the house they purchased and then moved to Westwood Lodge in 1994. She lived there until health forced her to move into Birch Lodge Nursing Home in Hamiota in 2008. She participated in a number of activities at Birch Lodge including, listening to music, dancing, visiting with fellow residents, baking, puzzles and bingos. She was a loving and compassionate mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great- great-grandmother. Mom is survived by children, Marlene (Murray) Genung, Mayvis (Jim) Sesak, Jack (Wendy), Brian (Margaret), Linda (Syl) MacDougall; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 9 great- great-grandchildren and brother -in-law Cliff (Beryle) Burt. She is also survived by a number of nephews and nieces who were special to her during her life. Mom was predeceased by her husband Leonard in January 1982; parents John and Catherine Fletcher, sister Bessie (Wes) Brandon and infant sister, Margaret Jane. Also predeceased by two nephews Daryl Brandon and Doug Burt in 2009. Funeral Service was held at Oak River United Church on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Pallbearers were six grandsons: Donald Genung, Jamie Burt, Shawn Sesak, Brent Burt, Chris Sesak, and Patrick MacDougall.
BRISCOE: Thomas Cooper Briscoe was born December 1, 1931 at Wigton, Cumbria, England to Curiven and Jane Briscoe. Following a long battle with lung disease he passed away at Minnedosa Hospital, March 25, 2011 with Dorothy and Bruce at his side. As a lad Tom loved everything about the farm, especially the animals. He left school at an early age to become a farm worker. One of his proud accomplishments during this time was winning the plowing competition. In later years he became a lorry driver and traveled the length and breadth of the U.K. Tom came to Canada in October 1984 on a cold and snowy day. One of his first stops was to buy some long underwear. Here he joined Dorothy on the Curle family farm. Although farming methods were a little different than in England, he quickly became an active participant in the farm life. One of the problems he encountered was that someone kept putting the steering wheel on the wrong side of the vehicles. Tom and Dorothy were married December 20, 1986. They shared a love of farm life, raising and showing Simmental cattle. Many happy hours were spent tending to their yard and garden. Love of travel led them to travel across Canada from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton Island. There were also cruises to the Caribbean and to Alaska. Over the years there were several trips to the U.K. to visit family and friends. Tom took up the sport of curling after coming to Canada but his favorite recreation was dancing. Tom and Dororthy traveled many miles to old time dances. While they enjoyed a rousing polka or a quick step, the old time waltz was definitely the favorite. They began to go camping several years ago and visited many places in their R.V. The past four years were spent at Oak Lake, where Tom could be seen motoring around the campground on his scooter. He loved the freedom this gave him and thoroughly enjoyed checking out the campground and stopping in for many a “good crack” on his rounds. He was usually one of the first to arrive at the evening campfire and was known to tell the occasional story. Tom took great interest in following the lives of his children and grandchildren on both sides of the ocean. He was so proud of the people they had become and of the potential in the grandchildren. Tom became a member of the Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge, serving as master for one term and as a member of Grand Lodge for one year. The fellowship of the members was an important part of his life. Tom is survived by his wife Dorothy, his children in England: Jeffrey, Michael (Lynn), Carol (John), Steven (Rose), Andrew (Lynn) and Allison, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and his Canadian step children, Lynne, Leonard (Monica), Brenda (Larry), Bruce (Rhonda) and nine step-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Bill (Doreen) and a sister Ann (Edward) in England. At Tom’s request a private graveside service was held April 18th in Minnedosa, with Elgin Hall officiating. His daughter Carol and son Michael were urn- bearers. A memorial tea was held at the 50+ Centre in Minnedosa. Charitable donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Minnedosa Hospital or to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
BLACKSMITH: Reggie Blacksmith (Jim Elk) of Sioux Valley First Nation, beloved husband of Shirley Chaske, passed away peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital, on Tuesday, april 19, 2011 at the age of 80 years. A Traditional Wake will be held at Sioux Valley Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Reggie may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at
KAUK: The death of Adeline Eugene Kauk of Brandon, widow of the late George Kauk, occurred in Brandon on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PELLETIER: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Susan Faye Pelletier (Spence) at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on April 18th, 2011. Full Obituary to follow.
FERGUSON: Bernadette "Bea", nee Crane, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the age of 75 years. Bernadette is survived by: daughters: Terry (Tim) McLeod of Lorette, Manitoba, Angela (Billy) Burrus of Nashville, Tennessee; sons: Rick (Val) of Carroll, Manitoba, and Gerald (Sherry) of Parksville, B.C.. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Rhianna (Blair) Fitzpatrick, Cody and Carter Ferguson, Michelle (Cody) Allison, Levi Ferguson, Tyler Burrus and Dustin and Capri Carter. The Ceremony to Celebrate Bernadette's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JAMES: John Chester James, November 09, 1929 – April 18, 2011. Suddenly on Monday, April 18, 2011 at his residence, John James passed away. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Bethel Community Church, 430 Lakewood Blvd. Masonic service, regalia may be worn. Longer notice to follow.
Online condolences may be made at Glen Lawn Funeral Home982-7550
MYRAN: In loving memory of our mother Alma Gail Myran who passed away with family by her side on April 17, 2011. Born November 8, 1939, survived by her children Sandi (Brian) Leithwood, Beverley (Greg Smoke) Butler, Patricia (Bruce) Smoke, Christina (Dan Myran) Kytwayhat, Deborah Myran, Edward (Roberta Starr) Myran, Alma Gail (Michael) Paul, Darryl Fletcher, and many nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and former husband Phillip Edward Myran. Alma was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Marjorie (nee Bunn) Standingready, brothers Robert, Peter and Herman Standingready, sister Harriet (nee Standingready) Pederson. Funeral service to be held by Braendle-Bruce Funeral Home, Russell. Wake Saturday, April 23, 2011, 3:00 p.m. Funeral Sunday, April 24, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Birdtail Sioux First Nation School.
BOULET: In loving memory of Murray N. Boulet. Murray died at his home in Killarney, Manitoba on Sunday April 17, 2011 at the age of 64. In accordance with Murray’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Murray may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Transport Services; 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E0V9
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
<< Previous12
551552Next >>

In order to contact our Classified Department, please call: 204-571-7400 or email: