Classifieds / Obituaries
JOHNSON: George Allen Johnson of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Orlean Johnson and loving father of Gerald, Valerie, Ann, Kevin and Tracy passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Pauls United Church, Virden Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of your choice in memory of George.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
BIRCH: It is with sadness that the family of Wayne (Ned) Birch, of Brandon, announce that his passing occurred on Thursday, August 23, 2012, in Thunder Bay, ON. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lisa; children Nathan, Tanis and Marshall. The service to celebrate Ned's life will take place at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Complete obituary information will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Ned may be made to the Helping Hands Centre of Brandon, 111-7th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3S5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SHEARDOWN: John Ross (Wimp) Sheardown October 16, 1928-July 12, 2012.Leaving us with many precious memories, and so sad, the family of John Ross Sheardown announce his passing, at 83 years of age, on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Hamiota District Health Centre with his family by his side. Ross was born at Hamiota, MB and lived there his entire life. Ross worked in Sweids Store, the Red and White Store and Jamiesons Store as delivery boy. He also worked for Jack Reid when Reids built Caldwell Motors which is now TJS Auto Service. Ross also worked for his Uncles Roy and Jack Houck in Houcks Garage. In 1951 he went to work for Gordon Smith at the Massey Harris in Hamiota. On May 3, 1952 Ross married Norma Robinson from Binscarth, MB. They were blessed with two children, Jeff and Leslee. In April 1957 Ross became the Imperial Oil Agent. In 1958 he began moon lighting for the Hamiota Medical Group keeping books and started working full time for them in 1963. He became Assistant Administrator for the Health Centre in 1974. In 1975 Ross completed a two year Administrator course by correspondence and in 1979 became Administrator of the Hamiota Health Centre. He retired on June 31, 1993. Ross enjoyed curling, fishing, camping, hockey and baseball. He could also fix just about anything. He had a strong work ethic which became instilled in his children and grandchildren of whom he was very proud. Ross has two great grandchildren, Morgan and Edie, and he loved to be where they were. He felt very honored when Morgan Ross was named after him. He loved and valued he and Normas extended family and their many friends. He was a Lion Club member for 46 years, belonged to the Hamiota United Church, was a member of the church choir, served on Town Council for 6 years, was a member of the fire department for several years, and ambulance driver for numerous years. In his retirement he was a Handy Transit driver and was on the Handivan Committee for 16 years. Over the past 28 years Ross had three serious surgeries (when recovery was questionable) that he survived to continue to enjoy life again as well as two hip replacements and one hip repair. He walked miles and kept up with his exercises as well. All of this with hardly a complaint. You did good J.R. and we are so proud of you! Ross is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Norma, son Jeff (Cheryl) grandsons Matthew and Mark of Calgary, AB, daughter Leslee (Brian McKee) of Brookdale, MB, granddaughter Julia (Nathan Fleck) of Dauphin, MB, grandson Jarret of Vancouver, BC, great-grandchildren Morgan and Edie Fleck of Dauphin, MB. Also his sisters Beth Jamieson of Hamiota and Doreen Alexander of Virden, MB, sister-in-law Marion Sheardown of Hamiota, brother Glen (Helen) of Richmond, BC, sisters-in-law Thelma (George) Boucher of Binscarth, MB, Shirley Williamson of Regina, SK, brothers-in-law Garry (Marion) Robinson of Winnipeg, MB, Glenn (Bonnie) Robinson of Stony Mountain, MB, Garth (Joyce) Robinson of Winnipeg, MB, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ross was predeceased by his parents, Jennie and Thomas Sheardown, brothers Gordon, Lorne and Melvin Sheardown, brothers-in-law Jamie Jamieson, Jim Alexander and Ron Williamson. A celebration of Rosss life was held on July 17, 2012 in Hamiota United Church with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. Campbells Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements. Prior to the church service, Ross was laid to rest in Hamiota Cemetery. Donations in Rosss memory may be made to the following: Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB R0M 0T0, Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation c/o Palliative Care Program or Chemotherapy Program Box 671 Hamiota, MB R0M 0T0, Hamiota Aquatic Centre Box 100 Hamiota, MB R0M 0T0 or charity of ones choice.
Card of ThanksThere are so many people we would like to thank who over the past 28 years have helped us out so often in so many different ways: our family, friends and neighbours, the Hamiota Health Centre and their wonderful staff for their kindness and caring during Wimps many visits to the hospital, the Brandon General Hospital doctors and nursing staff for kindness and care over the years, all the delicious food brought to us time and again as well as following Wimps passing, the gorgeous flowers, the beautiful cards with comforting personal messages, and donations made in his memory. Thanks to Rev. Rachel Robinson and Dwayne and staff, thanks to organist Agnes Bridge and the choir, thanks to Ron Houck, Ken Smith and Rob Johnson for the musical tribute song and thanks to the UCW ladies for the delicious lunch. You people are all truly awesome! Overwhelming is the only word we can think of that describes our feelings. No wonder Wimp loved Hamiota so much! It certainly is a wonderful, caring and supportive place to live. We will be making a donation to the Chemotherapy Unit here in Hamiota in place of personal thank yous.
God Bless all of you!
~ Norma, Jeff and Cheryl, Leslee and Brian and their families
NAY: Robert Byrne Bob Nay passed away at his residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home, on Monday, August 20, 2012. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his son Darrell, daughter-in-law Lynda, Darrells mother, Ferne, as well as his grandchildren. The Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthews Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with the Very Rev. Robin Walker officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Bob to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, 4 Fort Street, Suite 100, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1C4. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RUDNESKI: Stephen, December 13, 1935 - August 9, 2012. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Steve Rudneski on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Virden District Hospital. He was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. Steve will be forever missed by his loving wife Shirley of 53 years; sons Wayne (Kim), Bruce (Laurie), Kelly (Cheri) and Kerry (Beckie), his 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, brother Ted (Ivy) Rudneski, sisters Anne Derkach, Eliza Hrushowy, Mary Dobroski, sister-in-law Sylvia (Keith) Liscum and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Steve was born in Basswood, MB and attended school at Weir and Rapid City. In 1959 he married Shirley McKay of Moline, MB and they moved to Virden where they have resided since. Steve worked for Manitoba Hydro in Brandon from 1954 to 1958 and then in Virden from 1958 to 1973. In the fall of 1973 Steve and Shirley purchased the White Owl Service gas station/restaurant and convenience store which they operated until April 1988. In the fall of 1988 they opened the White Owl Sporting Goods and Laundromat which eventually evolved into a car wash and laundromat. Though Steve was involved in running his own business most of his life, his heart was in farming and in recent years as he slowed the business aspect of his life he expanded the farming into essentially a full time career. Steve had many passions, one of which was his love of flying. In 1981 he earned his Private Pilots Licence, built an airstrip, purchased an airplane and flew for the rest of his life. He enjoyed curling, hunting, fishing, traveling and playing musical instruments like his harmonica or fiddle. Steve was also a Charter Member of the Virden Kinsmen Club. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Virden District Hospital and Cancer Care Manitoba for the wonderful care he received. A funeral service was held at St. Pauls United Church in Virden on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 with Reverend Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. An inurnment followed in the Columbarium at Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to the Virden and Area Palliative Care.
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ROBB: On Thursday, August 23, 2012, Verona Lillian May Robb passed away at the Fairview Home, Brandon at the age of 84 years. Visitation will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon, on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. also at Memories Chapel with interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, at 3:15 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Verona to Fairview Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4S6 or a charity of choice.
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McKIM: It is with great sadness the family of Hartley Frederick McKim announce his passing on August 10, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 25, 1933, Hartley spent his early years on the family farm at Riceton, Saskatchewan and attended school in Riceton. In 1957, Hartley moved to Regina and started work with First Investors. Four years later, he joined Sperry New Holland as aterritory manager and spent the rest of his career with the company. Hartley and his family moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1966, where Hartley lived until his passing. He retired in 1991, after thirty years with New Holland and took up golf to help him fill his days. Hartley loved sports and during his early years in Regina played senior baseball with the Riceton Gray Gophers and later took up tennis at the Brandon Tennis Club. Golf eventually became his passion and he became quite an accomplished golfer, even scoring a hole in one on the twelfth hole at the Wheat City golf course. Hartley will be deeply missed by his children Todd (Evelyn), Tracy (Gord), Suzanne and Sean (Erin) and his grandchildren Steve (Tara), Travis (Stefanie), Ryan (Kimberley), Brynn, Keegan and Carter, his great-granddaughter Kacey, hispartner Flo Marcoux and his many friends. He is also survived by his brother Don. Hartley was pre-deceased by his parents Frank and Madeline McKim and his brothers Marvin, Ken and Doug. Hartley's funeral service took place at Memories Chapel on August 16, 2012 with Keegan McKim serving as urn bearer. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Brandon Regional Health Centre in ICU, 200, 400 and 2nd floor in Assiniboine along with the support staff for their care. Donations in memory of Hartley may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, MB., R7B 3W8.
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LAVALLIE: The death of Anne Lavallie of Brandon, occurred in the city on August 20, 2012. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Arlene Robertson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Anne to the Fund for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6 or the Compassionate Friends, 1321 13th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4S5. Complete obituary information will follow.
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JONES: William (Bill). The death of William (Bill) Jones occurred July 4th at his home on Driedger Bay, Brandon. Bill served the community of Brookdale and area for over 40 years, in the R. W. Jones Hardware & Imperial Oil. After returning from serving four years with the P.L.D.G. Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, Bill met and married Rose Winslow. They have three children Lynne, Donald and Dale; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by brother Donald Gordon Jones, sisters Muriel Bowie and Peggy Hunter. Bill has one surviving sister Irene Hine of Brandon. Bill was laid to rest at Brookdale Cemetery, August 15th. He will be sorely missed by all of us.
BATTERSBY: Bernice Bunny Battersby of Brandon, beloved mom of Pam, Brent (Cheryl), passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the age of 69 years. The family invites the public to a graveside celebration of Bunnys life to be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bunny may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2BC. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BOWLES: Margaret Bowles, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Bowles of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn Wednesday; August 22, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, Monday, August 27th from 7:00 9:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Trinity United Church Remembrance Fund or to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba in memory of Margaret.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Bookof Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ANTONIW: Caroline Antoniw of Benito, MB, formerly of Rossburn, MB passed away at the Swan Valley Health Centre on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the age of 87 years. Caroline is survived by her children Cathy (Wayne) Muir of Benito, MB, Pat (Garth) Cuddy of Sanford, MB, and Johann Antoniw of Edmonton, AB. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossburn, with interment following in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said from the church Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Alexander Cuddy Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 214, Sanford, MB, R0G 2J0 or Covenant House, 20 Gerrard St. E. Toronto, ON, M5B 2P3.
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SKELTON: Mrs. Bernice "Neta" Skelton of Melita, beloved wife of the late Mr. John "Bus" Skelton, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are pending and service details will be published at a later date. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB. (204-522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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GREEN: Violet. It is with sadness that the family of Violet Green announce her passing August 19th, 2012 at the age of 93. Vera Violet Green (Fahner) was born in Edmonton, Alberta, March 15, 1919 to David and Hilda Fahner, a sister to Edwin, and Astrid (Esther). Violet was raised on the family farm near Codette, Saskatchewan and spent most of her time there until she was 35 years old. In 1954 she married Leslie Green and moved to the Green farm near Belmont, Manitoba. In 1955 their only son Lorne was born. They continued to operate the farm until 1970 at which time the farm was sold and they moved to Rivers, Manitoba. She was able to stay in the family home after the passing of Les in 2003, thanks to the assistance of homecare. In 2009 she moved to the Personal Care Home where she resided until her passing. She was appreciative of her Care Home family and staff, who provided many reasons for her to smile. Violet cherished her family, her friends, and her Saviour, Jesus. She was a quiet, gentle woman and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She always had time to share her firm belief in the eternal life awaiting her in heaven and encouraged everyone to ensure they were ready as well. Violet was predeceased by her parents, David and Hilda Fahner, brother Edwin, sister Esther, husband Leslie, many brothers and sisters in law, and nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her surviving family; son Lorne (Susan), grandchildren Sheri-Lyn, Derek (Nicole), Kaitlyn, Karalee, and great grandchildren Donovan, Dani, and Abigail. She is also survived by nieces and nephews and their families. A funeral service for Violet will be held in Rivers Zion Pentecostal Church at 2:00 p.m. August 27, 2012. Everyone is invited to join the family for a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service, in the church basement. A private family time at the gravesite will follow at Rivers Cemetery.
Messages of condolencemay be forwarded toMemories Chapelin Brandon, Manitoba www.memorieschapel.comDonations in Violets memory may be made to the Riverdale Personal Care Home in Rivers, Manitoba.
ANDERSON: With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Alvin (Al) Anderson, of Brandon on August 19, 2012. Al was the beloved husband of Grace and dear father to Eunice, Judy and Jim. The service to honor the life of Al will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, (today) August 23, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Joe Ball will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Al to The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Stn. Main, Guelph, ON, N1H 9Z9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue E., Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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