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HARTLEN: Ronald George Hartlen of Brandon passed away suddenly in Brandon on Friday, November 19, 2010. Ron was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 15, 1932 to George and Mabel Hartlen. In 1951, following his education at Sir John Thompson School, he enlisted in the Canadian Army in Halifax as a gunner and was stationed to Shilo, Manitoba, where he took paratroopers training. He remained with the Canadian Army until 1954, thenbegan work with Canadian Pacific Transport until his retirement in 1991. Ron met his future wife (Tillie) Vera LeHocky in Brandon and they were married in Halifax, Nova Scotia in September of 1969. Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing and played on a fast ball team with a Brandon club for a number of years. He was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He especially enjoyed the weekends and summers at his son's home in the Onanole/Clear Lake area of Manitoba. Ron was a devoted husband and father and his family were always foremost in his thoughts and actions. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Tillie; son George (Valerie) of Onanole; daughter Rhonda of Brandon; step- daughter Carole (Allen) of Brandon; and step-son Ches of Ladysmith, British Columbia; step-grandson Monroe (Erin) and their children Joseph and Cheyenne of Creston, British Columbia; sister Barb (Stan) Gordon of Oromaeto, Nova Scotia; sister Edna Brown of Halifax, Nova Scotia; brother Bob (Cindy) Hartlen of Halifax, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father George Hartlen, mother Mable (Evans) Hartlen, and sisters Lillian, Aileen, Peggy and Shirley. A private family memorial will be held. If friends so desire donations may be made to Special Olympics Westman, Box 20149, Brandon, MB R7A 6Y8; Brandon Humane Society, 2200 - 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5Y4 or Funds for Furry Friends, #208 - 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K9.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CLARK: William John “Bill” Clark, July 11, 1945 – November 9, 2010. It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband, dad and grandpa William John “Bill” Clark, of Miniota, MB. Bill died on November 9, 2010 at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, at the age of 65 years, following his battle with cancer. Bill was born on July 11, 1945, the third of eight children to Elmer and Evelyn (Lelond) Clark and was raised on the family farm at Isabella. He attended school at Isabella and following his grade 12 at Miniota, he travelled to Alberta with his cousin, Kevin Lelond to seek his fortune. Upon the death of his father in 1966, Bill returned home to take over the family farm. He was proud to be the 3rd generation to take the reins on that land, and thus began his farming career. Bill married Linda Reid on July 11, 1970 and together they raised their family of four children, Julie, Daryl, Cherilynn and Trevor on the Clark family farm. Forty- four years later, Bill was still very proud to be farming and though Bill and Linda had made the move to town three years ago, he had not yet slowed his farming pace. He was proud to have farmed these last years with his son Trevor and felt the Clark Century farm was indeed in wonderful hands with Trevor. Bill loved to garden and spent hours creating a new and beautiful yard at their home in Miniota. He delighted in teaching his grandchildren to also love nature and gardening. Simple things such as walking daily to the garden , holding a grandchild’s hand, to check the growth of the pumpkins warmed his heart. Bill taught his children many powerful lessons over the years, the most important of which was that family comes first. There was always time made for family and Bill made numerous sacrifices and choices that centred around placing his family first. Bill enjoyed and treasured his hockey friendships and the road trips for Daryl and Trevor’s hockey days in Miniota, Elkhorn and Birtle. Bill was proud of his four children and the work ethic they had developed. There was never a lack of time, food or space for additional family and friends. Upon marrying Linda, Bill’s family grew to include The Reid Clan, definitely an important part of his life. The Clark family grew to include sons and daughter-in-laws and his children and their spouses agreed that a better dad/father-in-law could not exist. The next lesson was that communities are built with the effort and passion of the community members, which requires people to step up. Bill believed in his communities of Isabella and Miniota. As a 4-H member of the Decker 4-H Beef Club, Bill developed a love for showing cattle as a young person. He became the head leader of the Miniota 4-H Beef Club, a position he held for 20 years. He thoroughly enjoyed working with his own four children as well as the youth in the area, training and encouraging them to take an interest in the beef industry. Bill served as municipal councillor for Ward 3 of the RM of Miniota from 1972-80. During his tenure, he was particularly proud of the building of the new RM office as well as his representation on the board of the new Hamiota Vet Clinic built in the 70’s. Bill also served on several other boards: Isabella United Church Finance board, Isabella Hall and Rink boards, Quadra Elevator, Hamiota and Virden Vet Clinic Boards. In 2002, Bill chose to take on the role of Reeve of the RM of Miniota, and immensely enjoyed the challenge, having just chosen to serve a third term. He was proud of the many RM projects: the re building of the Prairie Grain Road correction line, the lagoon project, the new Armitage bridge and was looking forward to the new addition to the municipal office. Family was paramount to Bill. He loved all Clark and Reid family gatherings. His eight grandchildren brought great joy to him and he marvelled at the different personalities and growth of each grandchild. How excited he was for the arrival of his 9th grandchild, and how he would have loved Reese Isabella who arrived on November 15, 2010, days following his death. Each grandchild relished their time with their grandpa, for he had the knack of making each grandchild feel they were the most special one of the lot. Bill was happiest when visiting his grandchildren or when they visited him. Bill had a gift for making friends. His genuine like for all people, his ability to see good in those around him, and the effort he made to greet everyone in his path, earned him the title of “everybody’s friend”. We have been truly blessed to have Bill in our lives.Bill will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his children: Julie Clark Dexter (Kevin Halipchuk), Daryl (Melanie) Clark, Cherilynn (Kirt) Pizzey, and Trevor (Abby) Clark; his grandchildren: Aidan Dexter, Reese Halipchuk, Ella and Cauy Clark, Ryley and Carter Pizzey, and Heidi, Avery and Landon Clark; his siblings: Clare (Doreen) Clark, Kathy Morton (Andre Bisson), Ron (Irene) Clark, Irene (Jack) Bryant, Barry (Dianne) Clark, and Bob (Doris) Clark; his mother- in-law, Hannah Reid; his in-laws: Marilynn Reid, Harold Reid, and Donna (Scott) Gammack ; his Aunt Maud Lelond and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was predeceased by his parents: Elmer Clark and Evelyn Clark McKenzie; his brother, Cliff Clark; his step-father, Wes McKenzie and his father-in-law, Frank Reid. A service of celebration to honor his life was held November 12, 2010 at the Miniota Community Hall with Rev. Heather Robbins officiating. Interment was at the Isabella Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ken Armitage, Leonard Lelond, Kevin Lelond, Mac Lelond, David Lelond and Ron Bell. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Miniota and Area Foundation, Box 70, Miniota, Manitoba, ROM 1MO or to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, Manitoba, ROM OTO. Campbell’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
“All that we love deeplybecomes a part of us.” Helen Keller
BOWLES: Alvin Lloyd Bowles, March 7, 1920 - November 12, 2010. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. After a terrible accident on November 4th, Dad succumbed to his injuries on November 12th. Dad was born in the Miniota district, on the family farm to Ernest and Isabella Bowles. He was the youngest of three boys. As a young man he worked on the CPR. He met the Wynona School teacher Margaret McBean and fell in love. They were married on February 8, 1947. Initially they moved a house to his parents farm and later moved to a farm east of Willen. A few years later he became the grain buyer at the Willen elevator. When the elevator closed, he commuted to Brandon, working for Frank Lawson and Sons. Later he drove a truck for Wilf Francis then purchased the Gibbs Garage from Wilf to operate under the name of L&M Service. It was 1961 when the family moved to Elkhorn. Dad also drove a school bus and continued to do so after selling the garage until retirement in 1985. Music and sports were very important in Dad’s life. He would play the fiddle, guitar or banjo and we had many fun-filled family jam sessions. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play hockey, baseball and curl and he loved shooting a game of pool. Gardening, feeding the birds and squirrels and spending time with his cat were enjoyable pastimes. He always felt better outdoors and we feel he was off to cut more wood at the farm when he was involved in an accident. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 63 years, Margaret, their children Sharon (Allen) Pedlow, Ryan (Jonathan), Krista (Jon) Penner and Kinsley; son Gary; daughter Bev; son Delbert (Sally) Candace, Jason, Sherri, Shawn and Bradley; daughter Lorrie; son Rodney, Justin and Cody. He also leaves to mourn two sisters-in-law, Lily and Ethel. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Isabella, brothers Fred and Dennis and brothers-in-law Donald and Gordon McBean and nephew Doug McBean. The funeral service was held November 16, 2010 at Trinity United Church in Elkhorn with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Ryan Pedlow, Jason, Shawn and Bradley Bowles and great-nephews Jonathan and James McBean. Everyone in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, donations may be made to the Elkhorn and District Community Centre or charity of choice. Interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Carscaddens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.,
We love and miss you, Dad.
AGAR: Patricia “Pat” Agar, beloved wife of the late Leslie Agar, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the age of 81 years. Mom was born, Patricia Louise Lowe to Victor and Helen Lowe in Rivers, Manitoba on January 4, 1929. At the time, she was the young sister to twin brothers Bill and Steve, and brother Dave. Later she became big sister to Nat and then Liz. The family moved to Merridale (near Roblin, Manitoba) where Mom attended school. Upon graduation, she attended Normal School in Winnipeg to attain her teacher accreditation. Mom and Dad were married on July 10, 1954 and settled into the farm in Grandview. Mom quit teaching and in May 1955, Jerry came along. Soon, they moved to Gilbert Plains where Joyce, Eileen and Glen were born, keeping Mom very busy at home. Mom and Dad loved activities such as curling, golfing and square dancing and the family participated in card playing, crokinole, Sunday drives in the countryside, fishing and camping. Annual outdoor traditions were trekking through the bush to find the perfect Christmas tree and searching out the first crocuses in the spring. In 1975, Mom went back to teaching full time. She also took summer school to get her Bachelor of Teaching degree, which she completed after the age of 50. She continued to teach full time until the passing of Dad in 1990. Mom’s parents had moved from their farm in Roblin to Gilbert Plains in 1970 and she loved having them close, either playing bridge or having supper with them most weekends. Mom made a similar move in 1999 when she moved from Gilbert Plains to Brandon. It was very difficult for her to leave her friends and memories behind, but she knew she was doing the right thing moving closer to her daughters and their families. Mom bought a house and quickly made it a home where all were welcome. Mom loved to travel and travelled many places including three visits to her sister Liz in Spain. She went to Australia with a group of friends, a trip to the British Isles and an Alaskan cruise with sister-in-law Muriel, an 80th birthday trip to Mexico with the family, and many other places in Canada and the USA. She was proud to have visited every major city in Canada. The last one was Montreal, which we visited together as a family this past May after her diagnosis of cancer. Mom’s faith in God was strong and she supported His work through her church activities. She was on Presbytery, participated in UCW, and many other church committees. She taught Sunday school and vacation Bible School, as well as Messengers, Explorers and CGIT. She was committed to helping others and volunteered to drive people to church, canvassed door-to-door for various charities and sponsored children in impoverished nations. Pat is survived by her children Jerry (Ann) of Chicago, Joyce (Bob Richards) of Brandon, Eileen (Mark Schroeder) of Brandon and Glen (Pam Reimer) of Winnipeg, and by siblings Bill Lowe (Tillie), Steve Lowe (Anne), Nat Lowe (Dorothy) and Lisa Petit. Sisters-in-law Muriel Lowe, Eileen Shoemaker, Joy Kimball, Evelyn Thorvaldsen (Floyd), Arlene Agar and Lorraine Huntley (Gordon). She is also survived by grandchildren Marissa Agar Henrick (Adam) of Tasmania; Nigel Agar, Simon and Michael Schroeder and Kelsey and Brett Richards of Brandon; Brennan, Nathan and Liam Agar of Winnipeg; and Tanner, Cooper and Kaelin Agar of Chicago as well as many nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by her husband Leslie Arnold Agar in 1990, as well as brother David Lorne Lowe, sister- in-law Dorothy Morran, and brothers-in-law Bob Agar, Elgin Agar, Jim Morran and Cal Shoemaker. A Celebration of Pat’s Life was held at Trinity United Church in Brandon on Monday, November 22, 2010 with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. As Pat had requested, her grandchildren, accompanied by her niece Donna Lowe, sang “Morning Has Broken”. The eulogy was delivered by son Glen Agar. Congregational hymns were “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” and “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”. Pallbearers were grandsons Nigel Agar, Simon Schroeder, Tanner Agar, Brett Richards, Michael Schroeder, and Cooper Agar. Interment took place at the Gilbert Plains Eldon Cemetery on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
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LEGGAT: Peacefully on Thursday, November 25, 2010, Marion Leggat, beloved mother of Bill, Jim(deceased),Carolyn, and John passed away at the Health Sciences Centre. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 29, 3:00PM, at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Longer obituary to follow in Saturday’s edition.
TRIGGS: Stanley Melville Triggs beloved husband of Enid Triggs, entered into rest on Wednesday November 18, 2010 at the age of 84 years. A funeral service will be held in the Carberry United Church, Carberry, Manitoba on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Officiating clergy Rev. Peggy Reid. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Carberry in care of arrangements 204-476-2848.
MANN: Edna May "Maisie" Mann, age 101, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Mann, died on November 22, 2010 at Bren Del Win Lodge, Deloraine, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held on Friday November 26, 2010 at Brendora Hall, Medora, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Maisie may be made to Medora Cemetery FundMedora, Manitoba, R0M 1K0. Interment Medora Cemetery.
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Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba.
BOYD: Mary “Edna” Boyd, May 28, 1914 – November 8, 2010. Edna passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 8, 2010. She was born in Hayfield, Manitoba. She spent the rest of her life in the Winnipeg/Brandon area. She was a very talented seamstress and many beautiful brides and bridesmaids passed through her little sewing room. She was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed her home, gardens and little cabin at Clear Lake. Edna is survived by her four children, Shirley Cummings, Douglas Boyd (Darlene), Diane Boyd (Dieter) and Robert Boyd (Ann); seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Edna was predeceased by her loving husband “Bud” Boyd and her granddaughter Laurie Boyd, as well as her parents William and Martha Stapleton, sisters Olive, Florence, Jean, Ruth, Mabel, Margurette, Mildred and her brothers Gordon, Orville and Earl. The Funeral Service to honour Edna’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edna may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
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WYLIE: Peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2010, Norma Augustine Wylie, R.N., Ph. D., age 92 years, passed away at the Fairview Home. Visitation will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, November 26, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 1011 - 5th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Markham, Ontario. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dr. Norma Wylie may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation, 1351- 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SOMERSET: Mr. Gordon Donald Somerset, beloved husband of Georgina, dear father of Steven and Barry (Tara), grandfather of Journey, Samuel, Valley, Athalia and Layla, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the age of 80 years. A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held at the Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, Brandon on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the church. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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PERO: Richard Wallace Pero of Sprucewoods, Shilo, beloved husband of Louise, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the age of 70 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Barbara’s Chapel, Shilo on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Padre Kevin Olive officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care Services”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BUTLER: The death of Hazel Anne Butler occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 22, 2010. Ceremony to Celebrate Hazel's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain will officiate. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow. Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western MB Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McFADYEN: Eunice Eileen, (nee Bilkoski) formerly of Brandon, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19th, 2010 at the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks, Alberta. Eunice was predeceased by her loving husband Harold, who left us February 10, 1997. Will be sadly missed by her son Richard McFadyen (Merlene), and daughter Margo Charlton (Scott) of Calgary, grandchildren Megan (Jeremy), Dane (Theresa), Jade and Amber, and great grandchildren Madelyn and Lyla. And of course we can’t forget her 4 legged canine grandchild Arrow, who loved her Nana as much as the rest of us. She also leaves to mourn her passing, brother Stanley Dave Bilkoski (Linda) of Cobble Hill, B.C. and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Eunice grew up around the Brookdale, Neepawa area, and although she lived most of her adult life in Brandon, she had recently moved to Calgary to be closer to her immediate family. She had a wonderful 1 1Ž2 years of being with her loved ones, but sadly was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2010. Unfortunately the cancer was terminal, but those of us who knew her will take comfort in knowing it didn’t stop her feisty nature to fight to the end. We are all just sad that we weren’t able to convince her to move to Calgary sooner. The family wish to thank the staff and volunteers of the Foothills Country Hospice for their compassionate care and kindness of Mom during her stay. And to all family and friends who have offered their support and heartfelt sympathy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Eunice to this wonderful organization, Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O., Box 274, Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 1A5 or email
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YOUNG: It is with great sadness that the family of Sherri-Lynn Marilyn Young (nee Plath), age 45 years, beloved wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Young and loving mother of Brittany and Stuart, announce her passing on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Brandon. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew Street, Pembroke on Thursday, November 25th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be at the Zion Lutheran Church, Pembroke, Ontario on Friday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Shilo in early December. Announcement to follow.
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Arrangements are with Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Ltd. of Pembroke, Ontario, phone (613) 732-3637 and Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre of Brandon, phone (204) 727-0330.
HODKIN: Mr. William “Bill” Hodkin, beloved husband of Edith and dear father of Ed, Dave, Elizabeth, Brian and Darryl, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the age of 77 years. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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