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JONES: Eileen Elizabeth Jones (nee Hagan) May 23, 1940 – November 24, 2010. Eileen Hagan Jones peacefully passed away on Wednesday evening, November 24, following a brief but valiant battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her immediate family, who were remembering fondly her life and sharing in a pre-holiday family tradition. Eileen was born in Brandon, Manitoba. She lived in Brandon for her childhood, graduating from St. Michael's Academy in 1958. At school, Eileen was always actively involved with the school council, sports teams and social activities. Eileen then attended Brandon College where she studied teaching. Following graduation, she accepted a teaching position in Winnipeg where she met James Jones, a Texan who was doing post-graduate work at University of Manitoba. In 1961, Jim and Eileen were married and moved to the United States, living briefly in Grand Forks, North Dakota, then in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. In 1974, Eileen, Jim and their four children moved to Doylestown, Pennsylvania, then Hudson, Ohio in 1978 and Toledo, Ohio in 1980. Eileen and Jim returned to Doylestown in 1987 and lived there until 2005, when they returned to Texas, to reside in Austin. Eileen led a meaningful life, full of joy, hope and passion. Her family was most important to her; she shared her generous spirit with them every day. Eileen ensured that her nieces, nephews, and each of her nine grandchildren knew that they were very special. She determinedly built a close and individual relationship with each grandchild: Laila Drury (13), Liam Drury (11), Callum Jones (9), Jack Jones (8), Finlay Jones (7), Sally Jones (6), Isla Jones (5), Maggie Wright (4), and Eily Wright (2). Eileen was purposeful; she embraced every day for the potential that it held. She was an active volunteer in her communities and churches; they are richer today for her contributions. Eileen was a successful real estate agent in Hudson, Ohio; Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and Austin, Texas. Wherever she lived or worked, Eileen's generosity and caring spirit touched the people she met and she developed a large circle of friends who loved her and will miss her greatly. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Winnifred (Queenie) Hagan; sister, Mary Earl; and nephew, Christopher Earl. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, James Jones; four children, Erin Drury (Ian), James Jones Jr. (Amy), Thomas Jones (Kirsty), and Kathryn Wright (Marshall); nine grandchildren; and sisters, Sheila Johnson (Allan) and Patricia Hagan. Eileen will be remembered fondly by her family, relatives, co-workers and countless friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff involved in Eileen’s care at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The family also would like to thank the nurses, nurse assistants and doctors at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, where she spent her final days peacefully, in an environment of respect. A funeral service will take place at St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. A reception of celebration will follow immediately at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are directed, in Eileen’s name, to Dr. Milind Javle’s research for gallbladder cancer at M.D. Anderson, or to Hospice Austin’s Christopher House. For donation information, or to sign the memorial guest book online, please visit cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com.Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas, 78750 (512) 335-1155.
BILOWUS: John Bilowus, beloved husband of Ruth and dear father of Hope and Debra, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the age of 85 years. A Memorial Service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515 – 6th Street, Brandon, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. A private graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1J3 or Trinity United Church, “Memorial Fund”, 1515 – 6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HICKS: Merton "Mert" Hicks beloved husband of Joy, dear father of Mark passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 27, 2010. The Ceremony to Celebrate Mert's Life will be held at Central United Church on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Complete obituary information will follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Mert to the Manitoba Lung Association, #8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DAVIDSON: Allan Wilton (Al), passed away in the Souris Health Centre Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the age of 88 years. He was born in Oak Lake Manitoba. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Anne, Son Garry (Brenda), and Daughter Alana (Hugh), and his 4 grandsons and 7 great grandchildren. Al joined the army at the age of 23 years. He served three years overseas with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. He was a member of the Souris Elks Lodge and received his 65 year pin this year. After the war he took his Watch Making course in Winnipeg and worked in the jewelry business with his dad. Allan purchased the store and was in business for 40 plus years. Al loved hockey and played many years with the Souris Elks and Big Six hockey. That is were he got the name “Rocket”. He was known for his dry humor and wit. In memory of Al, donations may be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund.
MCLEAN: Dale Charles McLean, beloved husband of the late Bessie McLean, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at Elkwood Manor on Thursday, November 25, 2010. Dale was in his 85th year. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn on Tuesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Elkwood Manor Remembrance Fund or Elkhorn and District Community Centre in memory of Dale. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
CARR, Linda (Naughton). It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Linda, on November 23, 2010. Linda will be lovingly remembered by husband Larry, of Leduc, Alberta, son Derek Naughton, daughter Sandra (Blair) Fields all of Airdrie, Alberta, stepsons Mitch (Lisa) Carr, of Edmonton, Alberta, Graham Carr, of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, mother Joyce McMurchy, of Reston, Manitoba, brother Rae (Julie) of Boissevain, Manitoba, brother- in-law Doug (Vicki) Naughton, of Reston, Manitoba, as well as Aunts, Uncles, nieces & nephews & other extended family & friends. She will also be remembered by her pride and joy, her three grand-daughters Macy, Karsyn and Hailey. She was predeceased by father Henry Turner, first husband Bill Naughton and brother Gerry Turner. A graveside service will be held at Reston, Manitoba on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.Condolences: www.serenity.caSerenity Funeral Service, Leduc, Alberta (780) 980-3688.
TRIGGS: Stanley Melville Triggs beloved husband of Enid Triggs, entered into rest on Thursday, 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.
THORNBOROUGH: Ellen Thornborough passed away at the Glenboro Hospital on Thursday, November 18, at the age of 93. She was born January 25, 1917, on the family farm at Stockton, Manitoba. She leaves to mourn daughters Gail (Bob Gillespie), Dorothy (Rick Brown), and son Bob (Kathy); grandchildren Paul Gillespie (friend Stacey), Michael Gillespie (Karen), Ian Brown (Tracey), Erin Leclerc (friend Keith) and Adam Thornborough; great-grandchildren Matthew Gillespie; Josh, Aynsley and Madyson Brown; and Owen and Dray Leclerc. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Emiliene Mills and Gert Cullen, and many nieces and nephews. Ellen was predeceased by her husband John, her parents Jack and Maggie Mills, her sister Marion Carscadden, her brother Jim Mills, and her in-laws Henry and Harriet Thornborough. Ellen worked at Rumford’s Laundry in Brandon before moving to Vancouver where she was employed at a bank. Ellen and John were married in Vancouver in 1944. On their return to Manitoba, they purchased farmland north of the Assiniboine River, land which is now part of Spruce Woods Provincial Park, and began to raise their family. The family moved to Glenboro when the children began school. In the years after John’s death in 1966, Ellen was employed as a cook at the Spruce Woods Inn. She resided in Glen Haven Manor in Glenboro for the last two years of her life. Family and community were very important to Ellen. She enjoyed her involvement as a 4-H leader. For more than 50 years, she was an active member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, including teaching Sunday School and holding many offices within its ACW Auxilliary. She always looked forward to the annual ACW bazaar and tea. Ellen would often pick up a friend for a drive to Marsh’s Lake for a visit over coffee. Her sewing skills brought enjoyment to others and many ACW members will remember quilting bees in Ellen’s basement. A regular curler in her younger years, Ellen became an avid curling fan and she missed very few televised curling events. Ellen was enriched by lifelong personal friendships, particularly that with her closest friend Mary Moore and her always supportive neighbour Daisy Steer. Ellen thrived on family visits and gatherings. She enjoyed cooking for her family and there were always arguments over who should get the last tart or piece of shortbread. There were many family picnics over the years. Ellen was delighted when one of her children would walk through the door or a grandchild would telephone to say hi, and she always wanted to know the latest about the activities of her great-grandchildren. She loved being surrounded by photographs of her family and friends. Ellen enjoyed yet another country drive with her son just a few days before her death. A private family internment took place prior to a service held on November 23, 2010, at Willmor Chapel in Glenboro, Manitoba. If friends wish, donations in memory of Ellen may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro in care of arrangements.
SMELTZ: May Lorraine Smeltz, beloved mother of Elwin (Lorraine), Morris (Deb) and Keith (Marilee), passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the age of 97 years. A Celebration of May’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Reston Cemetery on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SCHWITEK: Robert “Neil” Schwitek passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. Neil was born on January 10, 1945 in Eriksdale, Manitoba. He spent his childhood with his parents George and Dorothy (Mattern) Schwitek, and two brothers and three sisters on the farm in Ashern, Manitoba. He received his education at Woolsery School. At age 16, Neil decided to leave home and moved to Winnipeg where he worked at various jobs. In 1973, he began his career at Manitoba Hydro in Brandon. Neil retired in 2000. He spent the first five years relaxing, watching sports and spending time with the guys at the Brandon Club and playing cribbage. Neil decided to take on a part time job at Mr. Bee’s Inn until June 2010. It was a job he thrived at. Neil was a private man, listening and watching more than he spoke, but he had strong opinions and was not afraid to voice them. He loved playing sports and in the later years enjoyed watching them on TV. During his younger years, he played ball, shuffleboard and curled with the Riverview off ice and mixed league for many years. He also enjoyed a game of golf at Sunnyside. Neil was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 where he volunteered as Bingo Chair for many years. Neil is survived by his loving wife Marlyn of 30 years, his stepson Tracy (Chris) of Calgary, his stepdaughter Jackie (Doug) of Winnipeg and Tina (Leo) of Edmonton and eight step grandchildren. Also surviving are two sons Sheldon and Jason, one daughter Tracey and their families, three sisters Pat (Gilbert), Marilyn (Terry), Kathy (Steven) and one brother Grant (Shelley) and their families; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Neil was predeceased by his father George (1974), mother Dorothy (2006), brother Ronnie (2003), his mother and father in law Esther (1989) and Henry (2000) and step niece Cindy Wiebe (2009). In keeping with Neil’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a meet and greet will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3, 560-13th St. East, on Saturday, December 4th between 1pm and 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Neil may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Manitoba Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PERO: Richard Wallace Pero, Nov. 27, 1939 – Nov 20, 2010. Richard Wallace Pero of Shilo, Manitoba, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Assiniboine Centre, on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the age of 70 years. Richard is survived by Louise, his beloved wife of 46 years, sons Raymond Pero and Richard Pero and daughter, Amanda Pero. Richard is also survived by his four grandchildren, Jamie-Lynn, Jessica, Justin and Adam, as well as many friends and relatives. Richard retired in 1994 from the military after 33 years of service. He will be deeply missed. A Service of Remembrance was 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
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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 www.countryhospice.org
Messages of condolence may be sent to jade95@telus.net
MASHINTER: Selby (Bob) Mashinter, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away November 3, 2010, at the age of 85 years. Selby was devoted to his wife and family. Left to mourn Selby’s passing are his wife Verna and family; Linda (Jack) Burns, Judy Stuart, Shelly (Chris) Girden, Darlene (Jerry) Antonation, Garth Mashinter (Rose), Terry (Rosine) Mashinter. Also surviving are Grandchildren Tammy and Jacqueline Burns, Jodie (Trevor) Gompf, Tara and Keith Stuart, Sean Baker (Daph), Todd (Amy) Baker, Sherry (Jeff) Albert, Scott (Kym) Antonation, Desmond, Tanner and Ryan Mashinter, Greg Mashinter (Patti), Lindsay Mashinter (Ryan); Great-Grandchildren Taylor Burns, Peyten Stuart and Zach Boryskiewich, Bailey, Denver and Spencer Gompf, Haley and TJ Baker, Kenzie and Ashley Albert, Julian and Brogan Antonation, Ty and Brayden Mashinter; sister Dorothy Shaw of Vancouver B.C. and many nieces and nephews. Selby was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Alice Mashinter, and brother Cyri Mashinter. Selby will be loved forever and sadly missed by all. Selby was a veteran of WWII. After discharge, he served in the Canadian Army Militia. Selby was employed in Shilo with DND until his retirement. A funeral service to honor Bob’s life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The pallbearers were grandsons Sean Baker, Scott Antonation, Todd Baker, Keith Stuart, Greg Mashinter, Desmond, Ryan and Tanner Mashinter. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 – 17th Street E., Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.comLOGO
MAYOR: Lori Mary Louise Mayor (née Hunt). It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Lori Mayor, a wife and mother, daughter and sister, on November 13th, 2010. Lori was born to Marge and the late Alvin Hunt on February 24th, 1960. Raised in Brandon, she schooled at Crocus Plains. As a young woman, she played baseball, and remained a fan of the game ever after. After high school, Lori moved off to Calgary for two years. On a visit home, she connected with Craig Mayor, and thus began a whirlwind romance that lasted for 28 years. Married in 1984, she was mother to Krystal (born January 1986) and Bradley (born December 1989). Initially, Lori and Craig lived in Gladstone, where she worked at the Co-op. A move to Neepawa in 1988 meant a transfer to the Neepawa Co-op. Lori had great people skills and a wicked sense of humour. She also had an extraordinary commitment to her children, demonstrated in her decision to stay home with them until they were both in school, before returning to work. In 1992, Lori was diagnosed with M.S., a progressive and debilitating disease. She lived at home for the next 11 years, with the support of Craig and their children. In December of 2003, her deteriorating health led Lori to the decision to move into the Fairview Home in Brandon. This brought her closer to her mother Marge and sister Brandi. They joined Lori almost every day for coffee. Lori was a bright spark to Craig, and a beacon of light at Fairview. A lot of that light was light-hearted, as Lori loved to laugh and tease. Hers was always the loudest table, with Lori in the thick of things, surrounded by family, co-residents, and various visitors who would be drawn into the orbit of this high-spirited woman. On weekends Craig would often bring Lori home to Neepawa. If she didn't come home, they'd go out to the movies. In July of 2008, their son Bradley was killed in a tragic highway accident. Lori was devastated by their loss. At that time, Lori and Craig decided that their son's ashes would be laid to rest with whichever of them went first. Neither realized how soon this time would come. Her family was called to the ICU in Brandon in the early hours of Saturday November 13th. There, in the arms of her husband and daughter, Lori let go of this life. Predeceased by her father Alvin Hunt in 1971 and son Bradley Mayor in 2008, Lori leaves to grieve her husband Craig Mayor and daughter Krystal, her mother Marjorie Legg, her sister Brandi and brother Brad with wife Karen. Her passing is also mourned by in-laws Norm & Lois Mayor, Craig's siblings Lori, Doss, Karen and Gwen, with their families. She will be missed by the staff and community at the Fairview Home, and by a great many friends in Neepawa, Brandon, and beyond. White’s Funeral Home Neepawa in care of arrangements.
MacMILLAN: Madeline Anne MacMillan passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Fairview Nursing Home. Madeline was born on December 6, 1930 in BrandonMB to William and Ruth Woodland. Madeline lived in Brandon all of her life. As a young girl Leanie loved to sing and play baseball. As a young woman she loved to dance at the Palladium and won many "jive" competitions. Madeline worked for Perth's Dry-Cleaners and then went on to work in the laundry department at the Brandon General Hospital. In 1977, she retired from her career as a laundress and moved in with her daughter Phyllis and son-in-law Brian. For 32 years, Leanie resided on 3rd Street North. She loved to cook and enjoyed her many dinner parties with family and friends. Her father was a professional chef and she learned the art and love of cooking from him. She was famous for her pastries and homemade soup and spaghetti. Leanie loved to spend her summers at the cabin at Clear Lake with her family where she enjoyed many a sing song late into night. Leanie was not only a mother and grandmother, she was a woman with a heart of gold. Generous like no other, she gave everything she had to her family. When her great grandchildren came along they lovingly named her GG. GG would watch her great grandchildren when any opportunity arose and loved every minute of it. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Phyllis (Brian) Lawrence, two grandchildren Elvi (Ryan) Shanks and Megan Lawrence (Geoff Nevin) and two great-grandchildren Hayley and Rylan Shanks. She will be missed by many friends including her best friend Mollie Nevin and close family friends Elvi, Brian and Syreeta Molsberry. At Madeline's request no funeral will be forthcoming. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory. Special thanks to the nursing staff on the 4th floor at Fairview Nursing Home. The family would also like to extend a thank you to family and friends for the flowers, baking, cards and many phone calls and visits.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330."Until we meet again Mom, Grandma Leanie and GG. We will love and miss you always."
Her Journey's Just Begun
Her Journey's Just BegunDon't think of her as gone away,her journey's just begun,Life holds so many facets,this earth is only one,Just think of her as resting,from the sorrows and the tears,In a place of warmth and comfort,where there are no days or years,Think how she must be wishing,that we could know today,How nothing but our sadness,can really pass away,And think of her as living,in the hearts of those she touched,For nothing loved is ever lost,and she was loved so much.
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