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HEMRICA: D. Glenn Hemrica, born in Killarney, MB on January 3, 1949; passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, MB on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 63 years of age. Glenn leaves to cherish his memory his wife Iris; his children Kathy (Kevin) Zabowski Dennis (Lisa) Hemrica, Loretta Lamb (Brad Black); his grandchildren Angela, Tyler, Kyle, Jaden, Brett, Sydney, Camryn; his sister Carol Foote; his brother Wayne Hemrica and numerousnieces and nephews. At Glenn’s request there will be no service. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Glenn’s memory to the BRHC Foundation, c/o Dialysis Program, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CHATHAM: Ron B. Chatham beloved husband of Margaret Chatham died on September 12, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 79. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Killarney United Church at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society; Box 26331 STN BRM B Toronto, On M7Y 4R1, Canadian Cancer Society; 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7, or to Tri Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
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CASSAN: Elsie Margaret Cassan passed away peacefully at the Hartney Community Health Centre on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, just two months after celebrating her 100th birthday with family and friends. Elsie was born at Medora on June 24, 1912 to parents Fred and Mary Warren. Elsie grew up on the family farm and attended Otter School along with many of her cousins. Elsie married Lloyd Cassan in 1938 and together they farmed for 42 years at Medora where they raised their family, Marjorie, Marlene and Keith Cassan. Elsie loved the farm and took pride in her home which was the most welcoming place for family and friends. The tea kettle was always on and freshly baked goodies as well as wonderful meals were enjoyed by all who came to visit. Elsie loved children and would drop whatever she was doing to play with her grandchildren and other little ones. She taught Sunday School classes and she was a faithful worker for the UCW and for the Otter and Medora communities. Elsie and Lloyd moved to Deloraine in 1980 and soon after that Elsie became a compassionate caregiver for Lloyd who lived with Parkinson's Disease. Elsie moved to the Centennial Apartments in 2004 and then in 2007 she moved to the Hartney Community Health Centre where she received the most wonderful care from the staff there. Words are completely inadequate to describe the sincere gratitude of Elsie's family for the loving staff who cared for her during the past five years. Elsie will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her family, daughter Marjorie Nestibo and husband Stan, son Keith Cassan and wife Helen, her grandchildren Shauna (Wayne) Ellison, Karla (Joe) Lasota, Jeff Cassan (Annie), Trent Cassan and Teagan Cassan as well as by her six great-granddaughters Jenna and Brianna Ellison, Kelsey and Kaylee Lasota, Emry and Norah Cassan and by her sister-in-law Hazel Onslow, sister-in-law Vera and husband John Wylie and their families. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Cassan in 1996, her daughter Marlene Ann Cassan in 1962, her parents Fred and Mary Warren, her brother Stuart Warren, her brother-in-law Jack Onslow, sister-in-law Gladys MacMillan and her husband George MacMillan and by her nephew Bruce MacMillan. A celebration of Elsie's life took place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Medora with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating and with interment at Medora Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Medora Cemetery Fund or to a charity of their choice. "Blessed are they who made it known that I was loved, respected and not alone.And blessed are they who eased the days of my journey home in loving ways."Smith Funeral Home (204) 747-2088.
MACDONALD: Murdo MacDonald entered into rest on September 13, 2012 at the Carberry Health Centre at the age of 86 years. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Knox-Zion Presbyterian Church, Carberry, Manitoba with interment in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Carberry Health Centre or the Masons Care/Canadian Cancer Society Transportation Fund Grand Lodge of Manitoba A.F. & A.M. 420 Corydon Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N8. White’s Funeral Home – Carberry in care of arrangements. 204-834-2629.
CARLISLE: John Carlisle - 1939-2012. John died suddenly on his farm, on August 14th, doing what he loved, cultivating on a beautiful sunny day. He was 72 years old. In his younger years, he loved curling with his friends, hunting with his buddies and showing his Blonde d’Aquitaine cattle at shows in Canada and the U.S. He achieved success in these areas, receiving several trophies and awards over the years. In 2001, John decided to disperse his purebred herd, take the whole farm into organic production and expand his commercial herd ultimately producing certified organic beef. He loved the challenge and this summer he enjoyed signing a contract for his total production at the price he desired. He farmed and raised cattle his whole life and was still enthusiastic about new ideas and plans to expand. John was born, raised and lived his whole life in the Carroll Community. He helped with local projects and dedicated his time to participate on the various committees in the area. He was a director with the Provincial Exhibition Fair Board for several years. He also served at the provincial and national level with the Blonde d’Aquitaine Cattle Associations. John and Debbie celebrated their 25th Anniversary this year. They took several trips together over the years, the most memorable being a trip to Switzerland with family and friends. Remembering John with love is wife Debbie, his six children he was very proud of, Kendall (Jo-Anne Lenton); Corey (Nilu Singh); Cora-Lee (Mike Rice); Dayna (DJ Laursen); Devan and Braden, his grandchildren were his pride and joy: Kieran, Maaya, John, Dalyce, Tyler, Kenzie, Blaire and Roman; also brother Mickey and wife Teenie; brother-in-law Doug More and wife Wendy; mother and father-in-law Onie and Ossie More, as well as many nieces and nephews. Interment was in the family plot at Carroll Cemetery on August 18th, his six children were pallbearers. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were by Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, Manitoba.
It’s Not The end of the Trail
It’s not the end of the trail for me;I’ve just traveled on, you see,Up ahead where greener pastures growAnd cool water streams dance as they flow.Flowers in bloom of every sort and kind.Colors more vivid than any I left behind,Family and friends I haven’t seen in years,Hugs and handshakes and no more tears.
BOWLES: Lily Margaret, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Bowles passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 22, 2012. Mom was born on February 23, 1924 to William John and Lily May McBean in her Grandmother's home at Welwyn, Saskatchewan. She was raised near Manson on the farm with older brothers Donald and Gordon. After graduating from high school she attended Normal School in Winnipeg, then taught for three years at McAuley and Wynona schools. While teaching at Wynona she met Dad and on February 8, 1947 they were married and resided on the Bowles farm near Reeder. Sharon was born east of Willen where they moved next. Eventually they moved to Willen where Gary was born, then Bev, Delbert and Lorrie. In 1961 the family moved to Elkhorn where Rodney was born. Mom resumed teaching in 1962 at Kirkella. Other schools were Cromer, Hargrave, Virden, Lenore and Elkhorn. After completing her day at school, she would drive home to work with Dad doing books at their garage - L&M Service. The garage was sold in 1979 and Mom retired from teaching in 1985. They enjoyed music very much and belonged to the Twilight Travellers - Dad on the fiddle and Mom on the accordion. Mom taught herself as a teenager to play guitar and accordion and she loved to yodel. Mom and Dad loved to entertain and had many good jams with friends and family. Her Scottish heritage was important to her. She taught Sharon and Lorrie to highland dance and would often have her students perform Scottish dances at their concerts. One of the greatest highlights of her retirement was a trip to Scotland with Dad and brother Don, meeting relatives and touring many sites including her father's home town. Mom was actively involved in her community. She belonged to the Women's Institute, Royal Purple, the United Church Circle Group, the Leisure Center, curled, coached hockey and enjoyed playing bingo. She also enjoyed selling Beauty Counsellor Products for many years and it also served as a great way to socialize with many friends. She loved her family dearly and attended most of her children and grandchildren's sporting events, including hockey, baseball, curling and soccer until last winter when no longer physically able to. Due to poor eyesight mom was no longer able to watch games, but she listened to Jason and Sherri's hockey games from New York and Edmonton on the internet and would check out Shawn and Bradley's scores as well. She was always excited to listen to Candace on the radio at CKLQ! Grandma received lots of hugs and kisses from her grandchildren during their last visit and when Kinsley broke into song with “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” it put a big smile on Grandma’s face. She will be lovingly missed by her children Sharon (Allen) Pedlow, Ryan (Jonathan), Krista (Jon) Penner, Kinsley and Jackson: son Gary: daughter Bev: son Delbert (Sally), Candace, Jason, Sherri, Shawn, and Bradley: daughter Lorrie and son Rodney (Jennifer), Justin and Cody. She also leaves to mourn two sisters-in-law, Lily and Ethel Bowles. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd, parents William and Lily, brothers Donald and Gordon and nephew Doug McBean; brothers-in-law Fred and Dennis Bowles. The funeral was held August 28, 2012 at Trinity United Church in Elkhorn with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Ryan Pedlow, Jason, Shawn and Bradley Bowles, Justin Beamish-Bowles and Jonathan Ducrest. The eulogy was read by Ryan Pedlow and Sherri Bowles. Special music by Jerry Lund. Everyone in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, donations may be made to Elkhorn Trinity United Church Memorial Fund or Heart and Stroke Fund. Interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Carscadden's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
We love and miss you Mom!
BIRCH: The death of Wayne (Ned) Birch of Brandon, Manitoba, occurred on August 23, 2012 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. His passing was sudden and unexpected, a great shock to family and friends. Ned was born in Winnipeg on October 26, 1954 to Ron and Rita Birch (nee Lamirande). He attended Hastings Elementary, Victor Major School and then Dakota Collegiate Institute. In 1972, he met and fell in love with his future wife, Lisa Forsberg at a social at Christ the King Church. They moved from Winnipeg to Toronto in 1976, where he began an apprenticeship with Bozorth Scafe, a gold and silversmith. Ned then worked in the jewelry and insignia industry where he learned model making, mould making, casting, and finishing techniques. In 1983, Ned decided to strike out on his own and established Cree Fine Pewter Jewelry, and sold his work coast to coast in department stores, galleries and craft sales. During this time Ned and Lisa were married at the University of Toronto; the bells of the carillon rang out over the city on that day, October 09, 1982. Nathan and Tanis were both born in Toronto, and brought so much happiness and fulfillment to Ned. In 1987, a longing to return home brought Ned and Lisa and children back to Manitoba where they settled in Brandon, Manitoba. During the year of their return, they welcomed their second son, Marshall. Ned continued to create and sell his pewter jewelry, while being a wonderful father and husband. Birches Gallery, which exhibited regional art work and handmade jewelry, was established on Rosser Avenue from 1997- 1999. He was honored when asked to become a correspondent for the Book Club, for the CBC Saturday Morning Show. At this time, Ned attended Assiniboine Community College and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2000. He worked for six years at Dakota Oyate Lodge, Sioux Valley and then accepted a position at Wawanesa Personal Care Homewhere he was still employed when he met his untimely end. Ned loved art, music, listening to CBC Radio, nature, gardening, walking, swimming, hiking, but most of all he loved engaging in conversation with others. Ned is survived by his mother Rita and father Ron, his wife Lisa, children Nathan (Jackie), Tanis (Tim) Marshall (Traci), sister Darlene Birch (Kerry Murray) and their children Carmen, Canaan, Jesse (Christina) and Isaac, father andmother-in-law Don and Lois Forsberg, brother-in-law Neil Forsberg (Azizah Mohammed) and their children Amelia and Johan. A funeral service was held on August 30, 2012 at Central United Church, Brandon, Manitoba, with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Ned was a bright spark who loved life and lived with great energy and passion. His lively person will be missed by all who knew him, and his family will be eternally grateful for knowing his wonderful spirit and enduring love. Donations in memory of Ned may be made to the Helping Hands Centre of Brandon, 111 7th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3S5.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
BASDEO: Beverley Shirleen Basdeo, born on November 14, 1950 and passed away on August 17, 2012 at the age of 61. She was predeceased by her father Harry Young. Left to mourn were those who deeply loved her; mother, Jean Young, Brandon, MB, her husband for 41 happy years, Sahadeo Basdeo, Kelowna, B.C., three sons: Narin (Louise and son William), Nassau, Bahamas, Deven (Vindira), Trinidad and Kristen (Sheri and son Sanjay), Kelowna, B.C. and only brother, Mervin Young (Katherine, Amber and Paul), Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Aunts Anne Rose (Allan), Brandon, MB, Shirley Yacyshen (Tony), Dauphin, MB, cousins and a number of very close friends. Beverley was a wonderful daughter, wife and mother who adored her family "beyond the heavenly planets." She will be remembered as a kind, loving and caring human being. Beverley spent a happy childhood with her younger brother Mervin on the family farm near Fairfax, Manitoba, attending Fairfax, Minto and Boissevain schools. Upon graduation, she moved to Brandon University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts earning the Brandon University Gold Medal, as well as the Silver Medal in History and the Peter D and Una B Cameron Memorial Scholarship. Here, she met her future husband Sahadeo, and upon her graduation they married and moved to Calgary to continue their education working on Masters degrees. They subsequently lived in Halifax where Sahadeo earned his Doctorate degree at Dalhousie University. Here, Beverley joined the Canadian Public Service as Senior Classification Agent, first for the Atlantic region and later being transferred to Winnipeg for the Prairie Provinces. During 18 months of this time, they resided in London, England where Beverley worked for the Canadian High Commission while Sahadeo spent time at Cambridge and Oxford doing research. While living in Winnipeg, their son Narin was born, and it was from here they moved to Trinidad where Sahadeo took a position as Professor of History at the University of West Indies. During their time in Trinidad, sons Deven and Kristen joined the family, both being born in Brandon, MB when Beverley would return to Canada to visit her parents. During Beverley's 18 years in Trinidad, she worked at the Canadian High Commission as head of the Canadian International Development Agency in charge of the Canada Fund to help improve the lives of the poor and underprivileged. During this time, she was honoured to meet the Queen on the Royal Yacht Britannia and also another time dining with numerous political dignitaries, along with her husband, as the guest of Princess Anne on the Royal Yatcht when she visited Trinidad as Patron of Trinidad's Queen's Park Savanah. After many pleasant years living in Trinidad, the family moved to Kelowna where both Beverley and Sahadeo worked at the University of BC. Her funeral service took place on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Kelowna at Springfield Memorial Chapel, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 5V8 with interment at Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, MB, September 11, 2012 with Arlene Robertson officiating, followed by a time of visiting at Brockie Donovan Fellowship Centre.
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God saw that you were tiredAnd knew it was your time,He closed your weary eyelids And said "Peace Be Thine"We loved you and will miss you dearly.
SEAFOOT: Garth, 76 years, beloved husband of Wilma Seafoot, father of Keven, Marla and Gail, died suddenly at his residence near Carroll, Manitoba on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Private interment in the Carroll Cemetery. In memory of Garth, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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MOFFAT: Michael C. passed away at the Irene Thomas Hospice located in Ladner, BC in the early morning of August 7, 2012 from cancer. Michael was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Elgin, Manitoba attended the University of Brandon, and then the University of BC. The bulk of Michael’s career with Bell Canada allowed him to live in Montreal, Quebec and then a few years in Ottawa, Ontario before retiring to Tsawwassen, BC in 2001. There will be a graveside service held for Michael on September 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. for friends and family at the Elgin Cemetery. In lieu of sympathy cards or flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, your local Cancer Care agency, local hospice or palliative care facility.
CASSAN: In loving memory ofElsie Cassan, age 100, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Cassan, died September 12, 2012, Hartney Community Health Centre Hartney, Manitoba. Public Graveside Service Saturday, September 15, 2012, Medora Cemetery Medora, Manitoba, 3:00 p.m. Interment Medora Cemetery, Medora, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to the Medora Cemetery Fund, or a charity of own choice.
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BANKS: Mrs. Elsie Banks of Melita, MB. passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the age of 87. Elsie is survived by her four children: Ron (Kelly), Delmar (Brenda), Gene (Lynn) and Colleen (Marc); one sister Margaret; three sisters-in -law; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jim; an infant son; parents Joseph and Elspeth (Brown) Perry; her in-laws; sister Christina Houge; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. The funeral service will be held from the Melita Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Barb Alston officiating. Interment will follow at the Melita Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Melita Personal Care Home, Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0, Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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TRUAX: Frances G. Truax of beloved wife the late Albert Truax of Deloraine, Manitoba passed away at the Boissevain Health Centre on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the age of 93. Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Harvest Community church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Del Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Frances may be made to the Turtle Mountain Bible Camp; Box 1198, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0, or to a charity of own choice. Smith Funeral Home, (204) 747-2088.
RADCLIFFE: Alvin G. Radcliffe beloved husband of Edna Radcliffe died on September 11, 2012 at the Souris Hospital at the age of 71. Funeral services will be held at the Hartney Community Hall in Hartney, Manitoba on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Hartney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Alvin may be made to the Souris Heath Centre Palliative Care Fund, or to a charity of own choice.
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MALEY: Viola B. Maley, widow of Orville, passed away at her residence, Fairview Home on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Born at Hythe, Kent, England on February 11, 1919, Viola was the daughter of Bertha Turner and Charles Ray Street. The family moved to Canada September 10, 1919. After the loss of her mother in 1931, her father remarried Lyla Lundy and they raised four children. The family resided in various points in Manitoba including Hamiota, Grandview and Brandon. Viola received her education in Grandview and Brandon. She met Orville Maley and they were married September 23, 1940. Viola was employed at T. Eaton Company. While working at the Brandon Mental Hospital, Viola enrolled in courses at Brandon College and later found employment at C.O.R. Enterprises and worked there until retirement. Her hobbies and interests were dancing, skating, cross country skiing, fishing and enjoyed spending her winters in Mesa, Arizona. In later years, Viola enjoyed painting and became an accomplished artist. She lived in Brandon most of her life and moved to Onanole to retire. Viola is survived by her sons Bill (Pat), Doug (Donna); daughters, Joyce (Lance) Lidster, Linda Moore, eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Sibings; June Draper, Joyce Clawson (Art), Shirley Pitman and Jack Street also survive. She was predeceased by her husband Orville, and sisters Helen and Sheila. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary's Anglican Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Viola to the C.N.I.B. 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G1 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba - Westman Region, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
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