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MAXWELL: In loving memory of Dorothy R.Maxwell, age 83 beloved wife of the late Earle Maxwell. Dorothy died peacefully on April 16, 2012 at Evergreen Place in Boissevain, Manitoba. A public graveside service will be held on Saturday May 5, 2012 at Boissevain Cemetery Boissevain, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Unit 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
MINI: Maureen Mini of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, passed away suddenly at her residence on April 17, 2012. Prayer service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow in the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
THOMSON: Margaret May Thomson; beloved wife of James Thomson and mother of Noreen (Mel), Shirley (Claude), Marion (Greg), Joan (Robert), Jim (Sharon), grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 22; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 85 years of age. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Tarbolton Church, R.M. of Daly, MB on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Tarbolton Cemetery. A lunch at the Tarbolton Church will follow interment. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Tarbolton Cemetery Fund, R.R. #1, Alexander, MB, R0K 0A0.
Messages of condolence can be sent via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
McKERNAN: Gerard Micheal McKernan born February 4th, 1947 in Brantford, Ontario, unexpectedly passed away at his home in Belmont Manitoba on April 8th, 2012. A graveside memorial will be held on April 21st at the Ninette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
NEAULT: Lena Neault (née Atamanchuk) (Grabowski). After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, our dear mother, baba, sister, aunt and mother-in-law peacefully slipped away from us into God’s hands Monday, April 16, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Lena was born June 30, 1927 in Fishing River, Manitoba and resided in Brandon from 1948 until her passing. She was predeceased by her parents Kyrylo and Nellie Atamanchuk, husbands Tom Grabowski and Emile Neault, sister Olga, brothers John, Peter, Alec and Sam and grandson Michael. Left to cherish Lena’s memory are her children Nestor Atamanchuk (Ronnie Jane), Addy Switzer (Dawson), Joyce Brown, Marcy Grice, Perry Grabowski, step-son Garry Potter (Marg), step-daughter Ilda Hildebrand (Harold); her beloved grandchildren Tanis Lowry, Zoe Atamanchuk, Trevor Atamanchuk, Jason Yakiwchuk, Becky Switzer, Jeff Switzer, Carrie Lee Klemmer, Ryan Grice, Jennifer Oltean, nine great grand children; her sisters Anne, Helen, Margaret and Liz; brother Paul, and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to the staff and doctors on A2 and A3 of the Assiniboine Centre who assisted with Lena’s care in her final weeks. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and a private celebration of Lena’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or a charity of choice is appreciated.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
KLAEHN: Sandra Lynn Klaehn of Austin, Manitoba passed suddenly on March 13, 2012 at the age of 55. She is survived by her two sisters and their families: Jackie and Cathy, her three children and nine grandchildren: Joanna (Zach and Kay-Lynn), Wesley (Mikayla, Alexis and Hunter) and David (Cody, Ashley, Maddison and Megan).
Condolences can be sent via email to inmemoryofsandy@hotmail.ca
JACKSON: Murray Ross passed away suddenly from a short illness at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 16th, 2012. Son of the late Bruce Jackson and the late Selina Jackson (née Fontana). Brother of Roy Jackson of Boissevain and the late Bill Jackson. Husband of the late Cheryl Jackson (née Elliott). Loving partner of Elaine Griffiths of Brandon. Father of Kenneth Jackson of Brandon and Steven Jackson of Toronto. Uncle, great uncle and great great uncle to too many nephews and nieces to mention. Murray Jackson was born on April 19th, 1946 in Virden, MB. He moved to various towns including Boissevain and Minto in his youth. He grew up in the Catholic church and served as an alter boy. In 1971, he married Cheryl Elliott and moved to Minto. His first son, Kenneth, was born in 1972 and his second son, Steven, was born in 1976. Murray spent a large part of his life in service to the community, helping create a seniors residence and a clean water system as well as playing a part in the town's centennial. He opened his accounting business and operated it with Cheryl for over ten years. He served on the Minto volunteer fire department, community hall board, rink committee, and cemetery committee. He was involved in many sports in Minto and surrounding communities including curling, bowling and the Minto Choir Boys baseball team. Murray was also involved in politics, becoming the president of the Turtle Mountain Progressive Conservatives for a period of time. Murray worked at a number of municipalities in administrative positions such as Riverside, Turtle Mountain, Glenwood and Whitewater and worked as a councillor in Whitewater. Murray and his family started harness horse racing in the mid eighties and owned and trained horses to race all over Manitoba and Saskatchewan for over twenty years. He also served as president of the Great Western Harness Racing Circuit. He enjoyed his time on the farms with his brothers and his many nieces and nephews and at home, participating in school functions and various trips with Cheryl, Ken, Steven, and the family dog, Macky. When Cheryl passed away in 2008, Murray continued harness racing and his community involvement. He retired from municipal work in 2009. He met Elaine in 2010 and in 2011, he moved to Brandon with her. He joined curling and bowling leagues, going dancing with Elaine to the music of the Fugitives, and remained active until his passing. Murray is survived by his sons, Ken and Steven and his partner Elaine and her sons, Rick, Jerry and Jon. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church at 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Reception to follow at St. Augustine's with interment after at Minto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Minto Cemetery Perpetual Fund, the Minto Foundation and/or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
STEVENS: Marion Ellen (Higginbotham) Stevens left us to be with our Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Brandon, Manitoba. Marion was born February 27, 1911 in Oak Lake. She enjoyed teaching school before she married Ernie in 1935. They lived in Minnedosa for over 30 years where Ernie owned and operated Stevens Drug Store. Marion was very active in Church and community affairs. She was a Sunday school teacher, president of UCW, life member of Women's Missionary Society, past member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of Inner Wheel. After Ernie retired, they spent thirteen winters in Stuttgart, Arkansas where they were active members of First Baptist Church. Marion was predeceased by her parents John and Maude Higginbotham, her sisters Lillian, Eva, Margaret and Gladys; her brothers Wesley, Fred and Wilfred, and in 2005 by her loving husband, Ernie. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Williams and her son Gordon (Mary) Stevens; her grandchildren Randy (Andrea) Erwin, Dr. Steven (Megan) Erwin, Dr. Scott (Janette) Erwin, Heather Dyson and Andrea (Tyler) Brill; her great-grandchildren Rachel and Elaina Erwin, Ashlynn and Colt Erwin, Halle, Lauren and Luke Erwin, Paul and Grace Dyson, Freya and Zoe Brill. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Fred and his wife Fern Stevens. Marion touched many lives and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel in Brandon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Arlene Robertson will officiate. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Bible Society, 952 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2M 3R8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SCOTT: The death of Margaret Welsh "Peggie" Scott, widow of James Scott, occurred in Brandon on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBERTS: Ruby Grace Roberts of Dauphin, formerly of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dauphin Personal Care Home, on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the age of 99 years. Ruby was born on January 6th, 1913 at Rapid City, MB. She lived in the Rapid City - Rivers districts on the farms and then retired to Rapid City. At the age of 85, she moved to Dauphin to be closer to family there. Ruby attended Robinville and Mount Vernon schools as a child. She, along with her first husband, Joseph Webster, whom she married in 1934, worked very hard through many difficult years but she totally enjoyed the farm life raising cattle, horses, chickens and pigs. She was also very interested in the wild animals around the farm. When she wasn't doing these things, she was sewing clothes for her four children, crocheting and knitting. Joseph passed away in 1970 and in 1976, she met and married Alex Roberts from Rivers. They moved into a new home in Rapid City. They had many great years traveling and working together in their yard and life was a little easier, but Alex passed away in 1990 and Ruby was alone once again. She belonged to the Anglican Women’s Auxiliary and the Hospital Aid of Minnedosa. Ruby is survived by her three daughters, Evelyn Butler of Kenton, Barbara Hudd of Dauphin and Doris Berringer of Kamloops, BC. Step-children Marlene Basso and George Roberts. Sisters Doris Malinoski, Eva Adams, Margaret, Gwen and Mildred, all of Calgary, AB. Brothers Andrew, Colon, John, Gordon and Joe of Calgary. Also many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruby was predeceased by son Jack Webster, husbands Joseph Webster and Alex Roberts, brothers Jim, Tim, Raymond, Donald, George and Danny McEwing, parents Alex and Evelyn (Cundy) McEwing. The funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, April 13, 2012 with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment followed at the St. George’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ross Butler, Randy Seeley, Bruce McEwing, Dennis Basso, George Roberts, Taylor Hudd and Ed Olver. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the St. George’s Cemetery Fund, c/o R.M. of Elton, Forrest, MB, R0K 0W0 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PARKS: Frederick Coleman Parks. It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Frederick Coleman Parks; husband, Dad, Granddad and great Granddad, April 14, 2012 in his 96th year with his family at his side. Left to hold his memory dear is his sweetheart Evelyn May (Rabe), his girls; Maxine (Mel), Donna (Jack), Sharon (Brian) and Bonnie (Doug-deceased). Plus eleven treasured grandchildren, Mark & Melanie, Christie, Gary & Denise, Megan, Bridgette, Lindsey & Patrick, Adrienne & Todd; and also ten great grandchildren, Shelby & Samara, Keri-Lynne & Chad, Liam, Jordan, Loughlin & Ailish, Georgia, Charlotte, and nephew Gene. Dad was predeceased by his sister Ida, brother Jack and nephew Gary. Dad was born in 1916 in Carnduff Sk, raised in Cookstown Ont, and settled in Alexander in 1934, were he and Mom spent their lives farming and raising their family. He took great pride in his farm, he enjoyed fishing, curling, golf, ham radio, building and flying model airplanes, reading and spending the winters in Arizona. At Dad’s request there will be no service. A private family internment will be followed by a tea at River Heights Terrace on April 21st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The family would be honoured if you joined us for this celebration of his life. Donations in Dad’s honour to Fairview and a special thanks to the 3rd floor.
NEEDHAM: Prof. Lucien Needham of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the age of 83 years. Lucien Needham came to Winnipeg in 1956 as the organist at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, conductor of the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir from 1956-60, and vocal coach to many private students. From 1960-69, he was the Vocal Coach at Brandon University School of Music. He was highly regarded by students and colleagues for the high standards he demanded. His wife Louise Chapman Needham was a highly accomplished pianist, also on Faculty at Brandon at that time.Lucien Needham joined the U of Lethbridge in 1969 as one of the first professors in the Department of Music. In the community, Lucien conducted The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra for several years. At University, Lucien taught voice, piano, conducting and a myriad of music courses, and conducted the University Choir for many years. His leadership helped the fledgling Music department thrive. However, even more, Lucien impacted the lives of his students by, in many cases, being their mentor. He took a personal interest in each student and together with his late wife, Louise Chapman Needham, provided a nurturing, supportive environment – a feeling of family within the institution. Lucien was much beloved by students and staff alike. Lucien was passionate about tuning and rebuilding pianos and his home usually had a dissected piano(s) somewhere. Another interest of Lucien’s was sailing. With his late wife, Louise, Lucien enjoyed the St. Mary’s Sailing Club and the friendships, which continue to this day. When Lucien retired, in 1971, he and Louise moved to Victoria. After her passing, Lucien returned to Lethbridge, where he has since resided in his own home. The past weeks at the hospital often seemed a reunion of sorts – former students and faculty, and many friends. Lucien will be dearly missed and remembered by his family and friends. God bless you dear Lucien. Lucien was predeceased by his beloved wife Louise. He is survived by his daughter Pamela Rose of Calgary, son Christopher Rose of Calgary, sister Julianne Osborne of Perth, Australia, his nephew Stewart Hammond and niece Janet Osborne of Australia. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 411 11th Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson, officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.
MAYBERRY: Samuel (Sam) Mayberry of Reston, Manitoba beloved husband of Olive Mayberry and brother of Jack Mayberry and Olive Elliott passed away at Reston Health Centre, Reston, Saturday; April 14, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Wednesday; April 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Reston. Tuesday; April 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Sam. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels, Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
JACKSON: Murray Ross (formerly from Minto, Manitoba,) passed away suddenly after a short illness at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 16, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 324-4th Street on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Minto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Minto Cemetery Perpetual Fund, The Minto Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DROST: Edward Walter Drost (January 18, 1921 - April 12, 2012). Edward passed away at the age of 91 at Fairview Personal Care Home. He will be deeply missed by Virginia, his wife of 63 years, his son Robert (Teresa), daughters Lorna (Larry), Karen (Allan), Debra (Richard), Darlene (Les), Edwardine (Mike), grandchildren, Jeffrey, Mathew, David, Jenna, Justin, Christopher (Janet), Aaron (Amanda), Kelsey, Stephanie and Olivia and great grandson Brayden. Ed was predeceased by his parents Michael and Sophie, siblings Walter, Charlie, Stella and Bernice and son Richard. He is survived by his brother John and sister Emily. Ed was born in Brandon and grew up in Brandon's North end. Ed enlisted in the Canadian army then volunteered for the 1st Special Service Force (Devils Brigade) during World War II. He was employed with Canada Grocers for many years during which time he took an interest in beekeeping as a hobby. This hobby became a full time business until his formal retirement. Ed had an incredible work ethic that he passed onto his children and grandchildren. In his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening and spending time cultivating his fruit trees, vegetables and tending to his flower gardens on the farm and at the family home. He also enjoyed trips to the United States visiting family and friends and spending precious time with his wife, children, grandchildren and family pets, Casey and Ginger. Edward was a man of strong faith. He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus and he belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion. Dad was a warm hearted, generous man, had a great sense of humour and a love of sports, especially hockey and boxing. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Fairview Personal Care Home for their support and care during the last two years. Viewing and prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street on Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a memorial donation on Edward's behalf to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7, Fairview Personal Care Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6 or a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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