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McDONALD: Christina Shields (nee Hickie) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Christina Shields McDonald. Christina passed away on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at Hillcrest Place surrounded by her family. Christina was born in Dundee, Scotland, on August 8th, 1922, the second youngest of five siblings. After receiving her education, Christina worked in a theatre and a candy factory. During World War II Christina worked in an ammunitions factory. It was during this time she met Herb McDonald while he was serving in the Armed Forces. Herb was shipped home to Canada in 1945 and they continued their romance by letters across the Atlantic. In 1947, Herb had saved enough money for Christina's ticket to Canada. She traveled all alone from Scotland to New York by plane and then by train to Winnipeg where they were married. Christina grew up in a big city, so rural life on a farm was quite a shock but she adjusted quickly. In 1948, three months following the birth of her daughter Linda, Christina was diagnosed with T.B. and spent the next three years in St. Boniface Sanatorium recovering. In 1958, another daughter, Anne was born. Throughout the years Christina worked hand in hand with her husband to ensure their farm's success. She learned to milk cows, drive the tractor and any other farm chores that needed doing. This, of course, was in addition to making meals, tending the house and raising a family. It was not uncommon to see Christina cultivating a field with baby Anne sleeping in a make shift bed on an old John Deere tractor. Christina was a member of the Currie Ladies Sewing Circle and, although she didn't like to "sew", she crocheted many doilies and edgings on pillowcases for this organization. Christina curled in MacGregor for many years and continued to love watching the sport. Following retiring from farm life, Christina found herself back in a City. While on the farm the nearest Catholic Church was 40 miles away, so being in Brandon allowed her to pursue her Catholic Faith and she attended Mass every week either at St. Augustine's or St. Hedwig's. Living in Brandon also afforded her more time to spend with her oldest grandchildren. Christina traveled miles and miles to watch her grandson, Richard, play hockey. She loved to watch her granddaughters, Barbara and Katherine play baseball games and attended all their music recitals. During the past five years Christina spent a lot of quality time with her oldest granddaughter as Barbara had become a very important part of the care giving aspect of her grandmother's life in the nursing home. Christina was predeceased by her husband, Herb, her three brothers and two sisters and her son-in-law Jim McMahon. She is survived by her daughter Linda (Brian) Burton, (Brian always bragged that he had the best mother-in-law in the world), granddaughter Barbara (Gary) Miller, great-granddaughter Ashley Miller, granddaughter Katherine (Rob) Waldo, great-granddaughters Kaitlyn and Stephanie Waldo, great- grandson Taylor Waldo, grandson Richard (Carrie) Burton, great-grandson Dylan Burton, great-granddaughter Madison Burton, her youngest daughter Anne McMahon, grandson Brett McMahon, granddaughter Kari McMahon, and great-granddaughter Brooklyn McMahon. Christina is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Mary McDonald and Nessie Hickie and many nieces and nephews. Her nephew, Bill (Bev) Roy visited her on a regular basis and had a very special place in her heart. Christina still has family living in Scotland and had made the journey to visit them numerous times over the years. Although Canada was "home" to her - you would catch her waving the "Rampant L ion" Scottish flag anytime Canada competed against Scotland in a curling tournament. The family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Place for all the care and affection they gave to Christina. Prayers were held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Celebrant was Rev. Fr. James Ahaneku. Pallbearers were family members Brian Burton, Richard Burton, Gary Miller, Bill Roy, Dennis Roy and Rick Roy. Private family interment was held at Portage Hillside Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in memory of Christina may be made to either the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3W8 or the Lung Association Manitoba, 8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KIRK: Gladys Edna (Fleming) Kirk of Hamiota, Manitoba entered into rest at the Hamiota Birch Lodge Personal Care Home on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at almost 98 years of age after suffering a fall. She was born January 9, 1913 on NE 27-13-23 in the Hamiota municipality to Charles and Matilda (Till) Worden. She received her education in Hamiota and after completing her Grade 8 worked out as a hired girl as did most girls in that era. She married Ivan Fleming in 1932 and they raised 5 children as well as an adopted child, Francine. They obtained work in several communities finally purchasing a farm in the Oakner MB district in 1948. As well as being a homemaker, she did her share of outside chores and helped out with household expenses by selling eggs, milk and cream locally. For many years she drove the school van, was a nanny for Oakner school teachers, was janitor of Oakner school, and then after moving to Hamiota in 1966 she obtained work in the maintenance department at the Hamiota District Hospital. She was a Sunday School teacher, a church choir member, and she held offices in both the UCW and the Rebecca Lodge. She was very active in the weekly senior activities in Hamiota. In 1976 she married Wilmot Kirk of Hamiota and learned to play the guitar so she could play in the Senior Orchestra with him. Gladys will be remembered as being very much community minded and loved music and dancing. Above all she especially liked a visit from her grandchildren. She also enjoyed knitting, reading, baking, cards and games. She is survived by children Norah Gray, Shirley (Derek) Murray, Sheila (Mike) Paddon, Wayne (Lorae) Fleming, Wilma (Evan) Bell, Francine (Dave) Goodheart as well as step children Connie (Orrie) Steinburg, Doreen (Wayne) Angus, Larry (Betty) Kirk, Linda Van derVeen, Brian (Pat) Kirk, 33 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Matilda (Drake) Worden; husbands Ivan Fleming and Wilmot Kirk; brothers Russell, Lyle, and Gordon (Ethel) Worden; sisters Ida Worden, Nellie (Bill) Pollock, Edith (Bob) Watt, and Hazel (Ted) Bull. A memorial service will be held in the Hamiota United Church on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Ralph Clarke and Barbara Rediker officiating. Interment of ashes will be a private burial in the Hamiota Cemetery. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to all those participating in the service to make it special, and enable us to follow through with Mother’s wishes.Special thanks to Reverend Ralph Clarke, Ushers Red McConnell and Rob Johnson, Music: Agnes Bridge and the Hamiota United Church Choir, Campbell’s Funeral Home, Hamiota UCW, and all those friends, neighbours, and relatives for their cards, phone calls, and many acts of kindness. We appreciate your support. Also a big bouquet to the staff at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home for their excellent care and understanding. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Manitoba Diabetes Society or to a charity of your choice. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
HODGES: Harriet Hodges of Sandy Lake, formerly of Crawford Park, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home at the age of 95 years. Harriet is survived by her children; Ida Andreychuk of Sandy Lake, George (Phyllis) Hodges of Onanole, Liz (Wes) Shewchuk of Brandon, Harry (Ann) Hodges of Miniota, daughters-in-law Brenda Hodges of Onanole, Betts Hodges of Neepawa, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ted, son Earl, granddaughter Ramona Hodges and son-in-law Eddy Andreychuk. A private family graveside funeral service will be held at Crawford Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Crawford Park Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Alice Griffiths, P.O. Box 123, Onanole, Manitoba, ROJ 1NO or the Cystic Fibrosis Society, 2221 Yonge St., Suite 601, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2B4. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
GOLETZ: Donald Goletz of Lac du Bonnet and formerly of Rackham passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Pinawa Hospital at the age of 71 years. Donald is survived by 5 sons: Donald (Ann Slashinsky) of Rivers, Frank (Shirley Huston) of Teufield, Alberta; Dave (Tracey) of Beausejour; Eugene (Denise) of Lac du Bonnet and John of Winnipeg; also four grandchildren and two sisters. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Rackham. Prayers will be said Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. from the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake. Father Emil Kardasinec will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.netRae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
DAWE: Helen “Nell” Dawe of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the age of 96 years. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be made to Fairview Home, 2nd Floor, 1351 – 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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CIMERMAN: Luba (Brandzin) Cimerman of Neepawa, Manitoba; beloved mother of Mary Daeninck, Josephine Verstraete, Barbara Brandzin, Vera Brandzin and Teresa Manaigre; passed away April 12, 2011 at the Neepawa Health Centre at the age of 86 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Neepawa, Manitoba; Fr. David Kowalski officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Neepawa and District Palliative Care Service. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in charge of arrangements. (204) 476-2848.
DAVIDSON: Phyllis Marie Davidson, beloved mother of Ken Davidson of Carberry, Manitoba; entered into rest on April 14, 2011 at the Carberry Personal Care Home at the age of 94 years. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church, Carberry, Manitoba with Rev. Peggy Reid officiating. Interment will take place prior to the service in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba or charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry in care of arrangements. (204) 834-2629.
PERRIN: Stella, cherished wife of Alexander and dear mother of Tom (Fran) and Joanne (Bob Hurley), passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the age of 88 years. A celebration of Mum’s life will be held at St. Georges Anglican Church, 5th Street & Southern Avenue, on Saturday, April 16th, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., with reception to follow. If you choose, donations in Mum’s honour may be made to the charity of your choice. Full obituary to follow.
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MITCHELL: Marjory “Merle” Mitchell, beloved wife of Earl Mitchell of Neepawa, Manitoba; and mother of Garth, Lynn, Leanna and Alan; passed away at the Neepawa Health Centre on April 12, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Funeral service will be held in White’s Funeral Chapel, Neepawa, Manitoba on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Satterly officiating. Interment will take place in Sparling Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Westman Chapter, Unit 5B, 457-9th St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4A9 White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in charge of arrangements (204) 476-2848.
FARDOE: It is with heavy hearts the family announce the sudden passing of Ann “Annie” Fardoe, beloved wife of Bill and dear mother to Edwin, Laura and Kelly, grandmother and great-grandmother at the age of 79 on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, formerly of Little Souris District, south of Brandon, Manitoba. Mom was born at Kenaston, Saskatchewan on August 27th, 1931. She was the eldest child of Frank and Mary Klopan, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia and settled in the Kenaston area of Saskatchewan. Mom schooled there to grade five, until her mother took ill and she was required to stay home and help with the farm. Eventually her parents relocated to a farm in the Gladstone area and Mom came to Brandon to work for the Hargreaves Dairy farm, the Prince Edward Hotel and lastly the Brandon College. It was at this time she caught the eye of her future husband of 53 1Ž2 years at a dance at the Orange Hall in Brandon. Mom joined Dad farming after their marriage on June 15th, 1957. Their family soon expanded with Edwin born in 1958, Laura in 1961 and Kelly in 1967. Family and the farm was Mom’s life – she always had a large garden, with plenty of veggies preserved, and was her pleasure to share with children and grandchildren. Flowers were something mom never had enough of, flowerbeds bloomed from early spring to late fall, and if the geraniums were still blooming (as they were each year) she brought them inside the house until spring arrived again. Her pride and joy were her peonies. Mom’s green thumb carried on inside her home, Christmas cactuses, spider plants, basically any green plant, recently she was starting lettuce. Mom and Dad enjoyed dancing together, many times being the first couple on the dance floor! Many happy memories dwell from “shed parties”, either ones they hosted or attended at neighbours. We will never know how she managed to accomplish so many duties, and never complained, always ensuring everyone was fed and looked after before herself. Mom and Dad were lifelong partners, not only in marriage, but also working, building and expanding their farm operation. Mom’s hard work ethic has migrated to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed calving season, helping if necessary many new lives each year. Harvest was another season she enjoyed, she could handle any combine or grain truck that needed a driver.Ann is survived by her beloved husband Bill, children Ed (Denise), Laura Bourns (Dean) and Kelly (Leanna), sister Martha (Hugh) Jameson, grandchildren Mandy Harvey (Brad) and great grandson Logan, Adam (Wendy), Eric (Stacy), Chase; Michelle Allison (Cody), Levi Ferguson and Tanner. Sister-in-law Beryl Fardoe, many nephews and nieces and their children were special to her during her life. Mom was predeceased by a younger brother Frank Klopan, her parents Mary and Frank Klopan, her mother-in-law andfather-in-law Edith and John Fardoe, brother-in-law Cecil Fardoe, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ellen and George Kaytor. Viewing will take place at memories Chapel, 330 – 18th Street North on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Wayne Sanderson will officiate. A private interment service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ann may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 – 824 – 18th Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, B – 727 –10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LITTLE: Doreen Betty Little, beloved wife of Russell, dear mother of Sherry (Tim) and grandsons Nick and Brenden, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, April 11, 2011 at the age of 69 years. In keeping with Doreen’s wishes, cremation will take place with a private family gathering to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BRISCOE: Thomas Cooper Briscoe of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on March 25, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 79 years. A memorial lunch will be held on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Minnedosa Seniors Centre, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Donations may be made to Minnedosa Palliative Care Service or a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
ARGUE: Barbara Ann (Nee Robertson) October 2, 1944 – April 7, 2011. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Argue of Carberry, Manitoba on April 7, 2011 at the age of 66 years. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Christina Robertson, her brothers Geordie and Harvey Robertson and her loving husband Keith Argue. Barb will be deeply missed by her daughter Jackie (Blaine) Johnson, grandson Nick, and granddaughters Erin and Kailey, as well as her son Scott (Lana) Argue and grandson Keith. She will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews and many family friends who knew her as “Auntie Barb”. Barb was born and raised in the Wood Bay District of Manitoba, and took her education in Pilot Mound and Winnipeg. After marrying Keith they moved to Saskatchewan where they made their life and raised their children. They lived in a number of communities including Kerrobert, Totness, Netherhill, Govan, Rocanville and Whitewood. Barb had a wide variety of careers over the years including office cleaner, painter, accountant, receptionist and florist before settling on a career in the travel industry, joining McPhail travel to run the group travel business shortly following Keith’s death. Barb’s travels took her around the world and introduced her to many new friends, including several in Australia where she travelled annually for many years. The last number of years ticked many sights off her bucket list as she travelled through Europe, Asia, Africa and South America witnessing the sights of the Great Wall, the Pyramids, and the terra cotta warriors to name only a few. Joining her on these travels where many clients who almost always became friends, or as she put it; part of the McPhail Travelamily. Although Barb will be missed, she will never be forgotten. A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at the Clearwater Memorial Hall on Friday April 15th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
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Graham's Funeral Service Ltd. 204-825-2848.
WALLACE: Allan Edwin Wallace of Regina, Saskatchewan, formerly of Gladstone and Brandon, Manitoba passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 in the Regina General Hospital at the age of 85 years. A time of sharing and refreshments will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gladstone United Church Annex, Gladstone, Manitoba. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of
STURKO: It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of my husband and best friend, Walter Sturko. Walter was a wonderful husband, great father and grandfather who wanted only the very best for his three sons, Michael, Gary and Greg, who he loved dearly. Walter was a wonderful person and loved by all that knew him. Never said a unkind word about anyone and always looked for the best in everyone. Walter was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway for 42 years. Served with the Princess Pats overseas. His great passion was his garden, fruit trees, flowers and the years we spent at the lake with our three sons until they had other things to do. Walter and myself were married for 60 beautiful years, they went by so quickly. I will miss him forever until we meet again. Walter lost his sight 15 years ago but learned to take his walks and never had any complaints. Walter was a life time member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ghost and attended until he was not able to go anymore, but always kept in touch with church matters. Walter is survived by his loving wife, Stella, sons Gary (Candy), Greg (Brenda) and grandchildren Aisha and James. He had such great love for his family. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. Walter was predeceased by his mother and father, Tina and Metro, sister Jean Scory, sister Mary Blacford, brother Nick Sturko, and our loving son Michael who passed into God’s Kingdom two years ago at a young age. But my husband and Michael will walk through the tall grass and wild flowers, together with Jesus in the Holy Kingdom. We will all meet there some day with great love and prayers, Jesus said so. Service of Christian Burial will be held at Memories Chapel, Friday, April 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with viewing from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Very Rev. Father Michael Skrumeda officiating. Gladys Worthington will read a memoriam for our husband and Dad, who was a forever friend. Private burial will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. We thank our Lord Jesus for the wonderful 60 years of marriage and all the blessings and I know we will all meet gain in God’s Holy Kingdom, Jesus said so. Family members wish to thank all those who came to pay homage to Walter with God’s Blessing. Thank you for sharing our grief and sadness. We will miss my husband and our Dad and always remember him forever until we meet again in God’s Holy Kingdom. ~ God’s Holy Blessing, Stella, Gary, Candy, Greg and Brenda. Thanks to Dr. Engelbrecht, Dr. Meyers, Dr. Egan, nurses on 400, and Dr. Turabian.
God Bless You All.
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