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FROST: Jennie Belinda "Linda" Rose (nee Olson), formerly of Winnipeg, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, July 4, 2011 surrounded by family. Linda was born in Selkirk, MB on June 23, 1930 but grew up in West Kildonan in Winnipeg. She married Fred Frost in 1950 and they raised a family of five, three boys and two girls where they enjoyed many summers at the family cottage in Beaconia. Mom and Dad celebrated 50 years of marital bliss before Dad's passing in 2000, and was an inspiration to us all. Her move to Brandon to be closer to her youngest grandchildren greatly increased the energy in her life. She worked at Eatons for 30 years and then at Bargain Harolds until her retirement in 1991. Mom & Dad enjoyed camping and weekend trips to the States plus one adventure to the Maritimes but her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by family. Dinners were a weekly event in the Frost family with frequent lunches added after Dad's passing. Evening poker games were a favorite pastime of Moms even if we won most of her stash. Linda Frost is survived by her children: Brian, Cheryl (Bruce), Donna (David), Len (Sharon), David (Janice) plus ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Fred; parents, Leonard and Gladys and brother, Len. Cremation has taken place and the family met for a private graveside service at Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery on Friday, July 8. Urn bearers were grandchildren, Curtis Lawson and Roberta Sweeney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CNIB, or the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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DUNFIELD: Jean Marion Dunfield of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre, Friday; July 1, 2011 at the age of 89 years. Jean is survived by her sons Wayne (Sandra) of Calgary, AB, Bob of Vancouver, BC and John (Linda) of Virden, MB as well as her granddaughters Kari (Gary) of Guelph, ON and Amy (Raffi) of Calgary, AB and great grandchildren Alexis and Cooper of Guelph and Isabella and Evan of Calgary. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Myrtle Wolfe of Winnipeg, MB as well as nephews, nieces and their families. Jean was predeceased by her husband Vernon, her parents Henry and Ida Oland, her brother-in-law Gordon Wolfe, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Charlie and Evelyn Stalker and Edgar and Anne Dunfield as well as her nieces Marguerite, Valerie and Mary-Ann. Arrangements are private. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Jean are encouraged to Virden & Area Palliative Care c/o P.O. Box 400 Virden, MB R0M 2C0 or Virden Cemetery Improvement Association c/o P.O. Box 1252 Virden, MB R0M 2C0.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
DONOVAN: Rev. Walter A. Donovan (1925-2011). Rev. Walter Donovan died suddenly and peacefully in his residence in Prince Albert on Tuesday July 5. He had been serving as the assistant to the minister at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church since May. Rev. Donovan had a long and fruitful life serving God in the Presbyterian Church in Canada, in public office, in community service, in poetry and in song. He will be remembered by congregations in Waywayseecappo, Lake of the Woods, Kenora, Mistawasis, Prince Albert, Elphinstone, Swift Current, Kipling, North Battleford and Saskatoon. From 1960 to 1998 he and his wife Gaye (1930-1998) worked together to serve their community with hospitality, healing and song. He was committed to public life, justice, inter-faith dialogue and the care of creation. He is survived by Lynne Donovan (Phil Norton), Cole and Luke, Kerry Donovan (Flavia Rossi), Hannah, Andrew Donovan and Anna-Marie Donovan (David Black), Trystan and Emma. Also survived by sister Ruth Sinclair and brothers Howard and Bob. Funeral to be held at First Presbyterian Church in Regina (2170 Albert St.), Wed July 13 at 11 am. Gifts in memoriam to Presbyterian World Service & Development, 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, M3C 1J7.
CROSSON: Beverley Merle Crosson of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services.
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CUTFORTH: Ruth Dorothea (Roberts ) Cutforth. Mom was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on September 22, 1921 as the oldest living child of Herbert Arthur and Nellie Mary Roberts. She moved as a baby to Hartney, Manitoba and spent her childhood there. Her two sisters, Grenaline and Hazel, were close in age and also her best friends. Two younger brothers, Herbert and Howard, were born into the close-knit family several years later. They moved to Deloraine, Manitoba when Mom was in her mid teens. Although she spent her teenage years in a small prairie town during the “dirty thirties”, life was serene and happy for Mom. She loved to read and did well in school, which lead into a teaching career. She attended Normal School in Winnipeg for teacher training, then taught in one room school houses in southwest Manitoba, “boarding” with townsfolk. Mom met Dad (William Wallace Cutforth) while they were working together correcting high school exams in Winnipeg. They were married on December 24, 1949. Over the next ten years they lived in Swan River, Pine Falls, Selkirk and Brandon where Dad taught or worked as a high school principal, while Mom stayed home to look after the growing family (Herbert, Carol, Dauna and Brian, born from 1950 to 1957). In 1960, they settled in Brandon, and stayed for the next 42 years. After the children all entered elementary school, Mom took a few years to earn a BA at Brandon University, graduating in 1965. Then she taught high school at Elton Collegiate in Forrest, just north of Brandon, until retiring in 1981. When Dad passed away in 1996, Mom moved to Lion’s Manor in Brandon. In 2002 failing health precipitated a move from her beloved Brandon to Richmond, BC, where she was closer to family. Mom enjoyed curling and dancing and in her later years could challenge most people to a game of billiards. She developed lasting friendships everywhere she went. Mom, we will remember your beautiful alto singing voice shared over the years in church choirs, your delicious dinners, your unique laugh, your many knitted nic-nacs and especially your warm, loving personality. Ruth will be missed by her surviving family: son Herbert Wallace Cutforth (Alice Frost) and grandsons Christopher and Jeremy; daughter Carol Mary Cutforth (John Campbell) and grandson Aaron; daughter Dauna Ruth Cutforth (Peter Biggs) and grandchildren Adam, Zoe, and Simeon; son Brian William Cutforth (Gabrielle Kruper) and grandson David Steinmetz, sisters Gren and Hazel, sister-in-law Marie, and many nieces and nephews. Mom passed away peacefully at Richmond Hospital on April 21, 2011. A memorial service was held on April 30th in Richmond BC. On June 18th, interment was at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, with memorial service at First Baptist Church. If friends desire, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
CORK: Norma Edith (nee Humeston), passed away July 2, 2011 in Fairview Home, Brandon, MB; at the age of 94 years, six months. She was predeceased by her husband Ian in 2004. Norma was born on New Year’s Day, January 1, 1917 in Wellwood, Manitoba. Norma lived almost all of her life in southern Manitoba, moving as her husband’s career with the CNR advanced, ending in Sioux Lookout, ON. She was a homemaker and caregiver, but found time for church activities, bridge club, curling, golf and working with other community service groups. She and Ian retired to Winnipeg in 1979 and made a final move to Brandon in 2000. In retirement, Norma, with her husband, enjoyed traveling and keeping in contact with friends and family; and of course, following her beloved Blue Jays. Norma will be sadly missed by her four children: Keith (Marlene) of Surrey, B.C.; Lynne (Allan) of Denver, CO; Gail of Brandon, Manitoba; and Jim of Ontario; by eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, three sisters-in -law and many cousins. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 7, 2011 in White’s Funeral Chapel, Neepawa, Manitoba; with Rev. Gladys Anderson officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Egan and the caring staff of the 3rd Floor, Fairview Home in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s memory may be made to Fairview Home, 1351-13 St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba was in care of arrangements.
YOUNG: Margaret, 93 years, beloved wife of Donald Young, mother of Bob and Judy, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Funeral service will be held at the Rivers United Church, Rivers, Manitoba on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Rivers Cemetery. In memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
GRAY: Anthony David Allan Gray, beloved son of Cheryl and Glenn passed away at the Children's Hospital, Winnipeg on Sunday, July 3, 2011. Anthony was born in Brandon on October 18, 1995. He attended school at Elton School and Elton Collegiate. He had a paper delivery route with the Brandon Sun and enjoyed all sports. His dream was to become a famous basketball player. Anthony is survived by his mother, Cheryl and father Glenn; his brother, Troy Fehr, sisters, Tiffany Barsness and Brittany Gray. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Bev and Dwayne Barsness. A memorial service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Laird Russell Yearwood of Central United Church will officiate.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
NAGORSKI: Bert David Nagorski of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on July 3, 2011 at the age of 69 years. A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at the Polonia Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Minnedosa Legion. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
TSCHUSCHBA: The death of Paul Tschuschba, occurred tragically, Thursday, June 30, 2011 on highway #10, 9 miles north of #16 highway junction. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the church. Funeral Service will be held at CentralUnited Church, 327 8th Street, on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 am. Pastor Josh Taylor of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church will officiate. Intermentwill follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed at the Graveside Service. Complete obituary will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PHELPS: George Phelps of Rossburn, Manitoba passed away at the Russell Health Centre on Monday, July 4, 2011 at the age of 77 years. George is survived by his son Tom of Winnipeg, daughter Ivy Phelps of Rossburn and three grandsons: Billy, Gregory and Philip Blake. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Milford Cemetery, Treesbank, Manitoba with Russ Andrew officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrnagments. (204) 759-2160.
McKINNON: Garnet Duffield "Duffy", beloved husband and best friend of Margaret, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Duffy was born in Kenton, October 19, 1927 and at an early age moved with his family to Brandon where he completed his education. He then went to work for the Manitoba Telephone System and remained for 40 years. Duffy took great pride in his work and rose through the ranks achieving a management position. Duffy met Marg at the Telephone System and they were married on May 14, 1955. They spent most of their life in Brandon with the exception of nine years (1966-1975) in Selkirk. In their younger years they enjoyed bowling, curling, skating, square dancing and following the Wheat Kings. They enjoyed their cabin at Clear Lake in the summers and usually took holidays in the spring or fall, east one year, west the next, to visit family. They both retired from the Manitoba Telephone System in May 1985, at which time they took up bus touring. They travelled across Canada several times including Newfoundland, and in every State, including Alaska and Hawaii twice. In 1995, they took their "Dream Trip to the British Isles". A tour first of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (22 days) then they stayed over to visit with Marg's relatives and her pen pal with whom she had been corresponding since she was 16. Duffy is survived by his wife Margaret; sister, Darlene; sister-in-law, Corinne and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew "Darky" McKinnon and Maude Pettigrew; brothers: Norm, Doug and Gordon. Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 401 - 1st Street on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Dolloff officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church Building Fund, 401 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or Westman Dreams For Kids Foundation, Unit 202 - 3711th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 727-0330.
LOEWEN: Susan Loewen, beloved wife of William Loewen of the Moore Park district, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Sunday evening, July 10, 2011 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gerry Harms will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Susan to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GUNNARSON: Barbara Grace Gunnarson passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday July 3, 2011 at the age of 66 years. Barbara is survived by her sons: Gregory (Wayne), Douglas (Linda) Jeffrey (Carolyn) Jason, 6 grandchildren and sister Beverly (Frank) Armstrong. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Erickson Legion Hall with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Erickson Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
CREASY: Aileen Mildred Creasy of Carberry, Manitoba entered into rest on Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Carberry Health Centre at the age of 81 years. Graveside Service will take place on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, Manitoba. Donations may be made to Spina Bifida Society of Canada Suite 647-167 Lombard Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0V3. White’s Funeral Home – Carberry in care of arrangements. (204) 834-2629.
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