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BOYD: On Sunday, November 25, 2012 Robert Kenneth Ken Boyd, beloved husband of Kathy and adored father of Andrew, went home to God. Born April 12, 1955 in Toronto, Canada to Tom and Doris Boyd, Ken returned to Northern Ireland at six weeks of age. Ken was raised with his three siblings in Dundonald, near Belfast. He was always proud of being Canadian and enjoyed spending a summer here in his teens. He returned to Belfast and then on to Coventry to complete a degree on Hotel and Institutional Catering Management, and was accepted into the professional Guild. He was proud of having the opportunity of serving members of the British Royal Family early in his career. In 1976, he returned to Canada to work with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) at the Montreal Olympics outreach. With a team of volunteers, and a high school kitchen, Ken fed 1600 people three meals a day for a month. He then moved within YWAM to Hawaii to further his missions training. After a few more years in Britain, Ken moved back to Canada for the remainder of his life. While working in Cambridge, Ontario for YWAM Ken met the love of his life, Kathy. They married in 1983, in Brandon, Manitoba. Ken worked at Hillcrest Place until 1986 when they moved to British Columbia, and then Ontario for his career. In 1990, they returned to Brandon and he worked at Hillcrest Place ever since a job he enjoyed. In 1993, Andrew Kenneth was born and was the delight of Kens life. Kens life was busy with family, friends, travel and work. He was active in church life, coaching Special Olympics and supporting World Vision. He enjoyed the worlds of finance and politics and would discuss them with anyone. He liked to teach budgeting and finance for people needing assistance. Ken loved his family and always wished he could spend more time with his parents, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews spread out across the world. Ken was a good friend, neighbour, co-worker, son, big brother, uncle and especially husband and father. Ken is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kathy; son Andrew; mother Doris Boyd of N. Ireland; brother David (Coleen) Boyd of New Zealand; sisters Sharon (Jim) Lyle of N. Ireland, Rosemary (Laurence) McBride of New Zealand, nieces and nephews Ryan Ferguson, Josh (Angela) Ferguson, Jenny Boyd, Lyndsay Boyd, Peter Lyle, Stuart Lyle, Danielle McBride, Conner McBride, David McBride and Lauren McBride, Douglas (Gosia) McKenzie; great nieces Willow, Tayla and Lena; great nephews James and Alastiar. He was predeceased by his father Tom Boyd. Funeral Service took place at Brandon Vineyard Church, 1327 Rosser Avenue, on Thursday, November 29, 2012. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ken may be made to World Vision Christmas Gift Catalogue, through www.worldvision.ca.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ANDERSON: With family at his side, George Alexander Anderson (76) of Strathclair, Manitoba passed away December 4, 2012 at the Minnedosa Health Centre. George was born, went to school and lived and raised his family in the Green Bluff District. He knew every inch of that patch of land on the border of Strathclair and Shoal Lake municipalities (the home farm). October 10, 1959 he married Edith Kshywieski of Ethelbert (in the snow storm that many still talk about). They celebrated 53 remarkable years of marriage. They have two daughters, Cheryl and Shannon. With passion, interest and great knowledge, Georges life work was farming (cattle and grain). Willing to lend a hand and help a neighbor or give time where needed; George was always involved in his community. He was particularly proud of designating a portion of their land to Ducks Unlimited for conservation purposes. December 1997, George and Edith moved off the home farm into Strathclair. Farming didnt stop with the move; he had his hand in it until his passing. In his loosely termed retirement, he served proudly as a Board Member of the Strathclair Credit Union, the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum and the Carlton Lodge. He gave time to many other organizations. His interests included hours spent at the Old Iron Club in Strathclair, road trips to hockey games to watch the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and stopping by the the local rink to watch the little guys play hockey. He was an avid reader and transferred field work to gardening. George delivered the Brandon Sun and Winnipeg Free Press in Strathclair for over 12 years. George had many close friendships. The coffee circuit was a priority and you could set your clock by him. The conversations over that coffee were often animated; likely with some humor thrown in - discussing all life matters. A friend of Bill W., George lived his life one day at a time - successfully for almost 38 years (January 3). George is predeceased by his mother Alexina (Gerrard); his father George; step-mother Minnie (Cramer) and several members of his family and extended family. Missing him and survived by wife Edith, daughters Cheryl (Colin) and Shannon (Willie), brother Bob and wife Lois, sister Bev and husband Bill (Geekie), step-brother Delmar and wife Ruth (Cramer) and step-sister Margaret (Cornborough), plus extended family and many friends. Georges family would like to thank Dr. Gavin Roche for his caring and informed guidance through Dads final days. Our thanks to the many caregivers in Minnedosa, Brandon and Winnipeg that have compassionately cared for him over the last 18 months. Particular thanks to the remarkable nursing staff in Minnedosa for making his stay there as comfortable as possible. Funeral services will be held at the Strathclair Bend Theatre Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. For those desiring, donations may be made in Georges memory to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Minnedosa Health Centre, Palliative Care. Remembrances and condolences can be emailed to email@example.com - Raes Funeral Service, Shoal Lake (204) 759-2160.
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McINNES: Lawrence Robert McInnes of Brandon, beloved husband of Kim Lewarne, dear father of Sean and Shannon (Scott) Burgess, and devoted Grandpa to Jackson, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the age of 62 years. A Celebration of Lawrences Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to a charity close to your heart. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McCULLOCH: Meta, 106 years old, beloved wife of the late Goldie McCulloch and the late Willie McCulloch, beloved mother of Elvira Carlisle, Alvin McCulloch and the late Mae MacNair, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Pauls United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Kinsley Cemetery, Somerset, Manitoba at a later date. In memory of Meta, donation may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre or to St. Pauls United Church Memorial Fund Souris, Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
NEUFELD: The death of Katie Neufeld, age 85, beloved wife of George, occurred on December 3, 2012 at Boissevain Health Centre. Funeral service will take place at Whitewater Mennonite Church, Boissevain, Manitoba on Friday December 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in Katie's memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee; 134 Plaza Drive Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.wheatlandfs.comKillarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
RABE: Doris Janet Rabe, beloved mother of Ron and Debbie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the age of 82 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson of Trinity United Church officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will take place at the Central United Church Auditorium immediately following the memorial service. Interment will then follow at the Alexander Cemetery. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DEMAS: It is with sadness that the family of Ben Demas, age 62, of Brandon, beloved husband of Cathy and father of Mary, announce that his death occurred on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.--
MELNICK: Pearl Bernice (née Badowicz). On Friday, November 30th, 2012, Pearl slipped silently from earth, to the waiting arms of God. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings and husband, Steve. Pearl was born on May 17th, 1921 in Griswold, Manitoba to Michael and Bernice Badowicz, the eldest of four children, Helen, Verna and John. Growing up in a trilingual home, Pearl very easily conversed in Polish, Ukrainian and English. In her early years, Pearl proved to be an avid student attending Hillsdale and Griswold schools, and even won a scholarship in Grade 11. Upon graduation, she moved to Brandon and began working in the Olympia Cafe where she met Stephen, the love of her life. They married on September 8th, 1942 and had 51 wonderful years together. When the children arrived, she became a "stay at home Mom". In 1954. she returned to work, first at Picardy's Bakery, then Kresge's and finally the Co-op until her retirement. In a recent conversation with Mom, some things she had enjoyed were: driving, knitting, embroidery, gardening, church picnics, polka music and keeping up with news. Mom treasured her family, neighbours and friends. Pearl is survived by her children, Jeanette (Wallace) Robertson, their children, Adrian (Coralee) and James; Stephen (Ed) Melnick, wife Adeline and their children, Charissa VanDorp (Jeff Hadeth) and Loriena Melnick. Also by four great grandchildren, Stephen VanDorp, Seraphine VanDorp, Mikayla Melnick and Bryce Melnick. The family would like to thank Selkirk General, and especially Tudor House staff for their loving, compassionate care. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon on Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Kevin Smith of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church officiating. Viewing will take place prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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ROURKE: The death of Agnes Ida Rourke, of Winnipeg, formerly of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Oliver (Sam) Granville Rourke, occurred ThursdayNovember 29, 2012. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
FOOTE: The death of William (Bill) Arthur Foote, age 80, beloved husband of Pat occurred on December 2, 2012 at Bayside Personal Care Home Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will take place at Killarney United Church on Thursday December 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; Unit 4B 9th St. Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or to a charity of own choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.wheatlandfs.com.Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home, 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
ERICKSON: Margaret Elizabeth Erickson (Betty), June 14, 1932 - November 28, 2012. It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Betty, our mother, grandmother, wife and friend. Betty was surrounded by her family when she passed away suddenly on Wednesday. She was predeceased by her mother Margaret, her father Donald, her two brothers Robert and Jordie and her sisters Mary Ann and Emily. Betty is survived by her sons Donald (Angela), Earl, her ex-husband Orville Erickson and close friend Bob McLeod. Betty is also survived by grandchildren Mathew and Brittany. Betty brought love and laughter into each and every life she touched. Her infectious laugh and wry sense of humour will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank the emergency staff and the intensive care unit at the Trinity Hospital in Minot for their dedicated and dignified care of mom. A Memorial Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, December 3, 2012 with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bettys memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
COOPER: Surrounded with love, Judith Diane Cooper (nee Waller), age 68, beloved wife of Larry, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon. Left to mourn her passing are her husband of 26 years, Larry Cooper; daughters Elizabeth Jane Collins of San Jose, California and Melinda Rose (John) of Banff, Alberta; granddaughters Emma Paine and Wynne Powell; grandson Jesse Johnston; step grandchildren Heather and Brad Rose; sister Wendy Dickie; brother-in-law Ken Hardy as well as nephews Trevor and Ian Dickie and Scott Hardy. Judy was predeceased by her parents Jack Harland Waller (September 12, 2002), Marjorie Lenora Waller (March 21, 2008) and sister Jacqueline Anne Hardy (June 5, 2003). In celebration of Judiths life, a service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Joe Ball will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Judith may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Brandon and District Chapter, Unit 5B 457 9th Street, Brandon MB R7A 1K2 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
COMTE: Maurice Henri Joseph Comte. Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Saturday, December 1, 2012, Maurice Comte of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba passed away at the age of 57 years. He leaves to mourn his passing one sister Léa (Denis) Badiou; three brothers, Denis (Jocelyn), Norbert (Lynn) and Pierre; 10 nieces and nephews: Julie, Janelle (Trent), Nicole (Brian), Eric (Brittany), Natalie (Erik), Patrick (Shannon), Kevin (Carling), Joanne (Noi), Melisa (Daniel) and Stephan; four great nieces and nephew: Sophie, Charlotte, Eleanore and Isaac. Maurice also leaves to mourn numerous uncles and aunts, relatives and friends. Maurice was predeceased by his parents Auguste Comte and Suzanne (née Gaultier). Prayers will be held at Adams Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Recitation of the Rosary at 1:30, Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. followed by interment in the Parish Cemetery with Father Léon Mubikayi officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Notre Dame Health Foundation (Hospital Project) or to Mountain Industries. Adams Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326. www.afh.ca
CLEMIS: Shirley Mary Isabel Clemis (nee Ramsay), beloved wife of the late Ralph Clemis, formerly of Belmont MB passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Thursday November 29, 2012 at the age of 82 years. Shirley leaves to mourn her passing her son Andy (Amanda) Clemis of Cypress River MB, daughter Teresa (Jim) Fox of Mississauga ON, grandchildren Stephanie, Ian, Ayla, Quinn & Keegan; brothers Wilfred (Dorothy) and LeRoy (Mabel) Ramsay, and sisters-in-law Pauline Clemis and Violet Hamilton. Shirley was predeceased by her parents John & Mabel (nee Hill) Ramsey, brothers & sisters - in-law George, Alex and Milton Clemis, Stewart Hamilton and Minnie (George) Evans and Mother & Father-in-law Fred & Violet Clemis. A celebration of Shirleys life will be held on Friday December 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Following the interment, a reception will be held in the Glenboro C.E. Building. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Shirleys memory to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Belmont MB R0K 0C0.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements, 1-204-827-2480.
LACHARITE: Kathleen (Kay) Mary (nee Oertel). Kay passed away peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 22, 2012. She was born May 10, 1931 in Russell, Manitoba to Mary and Albert Oertel. Kay moved to Brandon in her early years and worked at Barneys Restaurant, Commodore Bakery and for several years at McKenzie Seeds. It was at Barneys that she met her loving husband Leo, whom she married February l5, 1963. Kay enjoyed her weekly bingo games as well as gardening and baking for her family. Kay was predeceased by her parents Mary and Albert, her brothers Wayne and Orville Oertel, her sister Evelyn Northam and her son Luverne (Chick) Glaseman. She is survived by her children and grandchildren Darwin (Karen) Glaseman, Tracey and Cori, Pat Hadley, Todd, Tobi and Bobbi, Dale (Janet) Glaseman, Jodi, Marc and Kristopher, Noni (Oscar) Collette, Brandi and Tyler, Corky (Darcie) Glaseman, Dustin and Amanda, Barb (Art) LaFleche, Danielle and Nikki, Grandsons Murray and Terry Glaseman. She is also survived by her brothers Warren (Greg) Taylor, Jerry (Norma) Oertel, Larry Oertel, Ken (Evelyn) Oertel, Rae (Carmen) Oertel and sisters Shirley Wotton (Merv Wear) and Florence (Matt) Hrabarchuk. Brothers/ sisters-in-law Irene Birin, Alvin (Marlene) Lacharite and Rita Robertson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. As per Kays request, cremation has taken place. She was laid to rest at a private family service in Stonewall, MB on November 30, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Lung Association or Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to say a special thank you to staff in ICU at Seven Oaks Hospital for their exceptional care of Mom. Words of condolences can be sent to MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall, MB 204-467-2525, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers never really die,They just keep house up in the sky.They polish the sun by dayAnd light the starsthat shine at night,Keep the moonbeams silvery brightand in the heavenly home above, They wait to welcome those they love.
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