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STOOP: Anthony Joseph (Tony). March 28, 1944 - May 10, 2011. Tony passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family in the early morning of May 10th following his third battle with cancer. Tony was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands to Jan and Mary Stoop. He is deeply missed by his wife, Kim, sons Scott (Marie), and Darcy (Cat). Tony is also mourned by his eleven siblings and their families and Kim’s family in Manitoba. Countless friends and acquaintances are saddened by Tony’s death and the loss of his sense of humour, generosity, and caring nature. Tony’s family immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1959. Tony held several jobs but spent most of his hard-working life with Brewer’s Distributing Limited (BDL) and Engineered Homes, where he, his father and three brothers worked together for numerous years. Tony found “Freedom 56” in the year 2000, when he retired from BDL and became a masterful home manager and stay at home Dad allowing Kim to work full time and obtain her master’s degree. Tony was a wonderful husband and proud father. He enjoyed bowling, curling, golfing and watching sports. He volunteered on social and financial committees for both Engineered Homes and BDL. A celebration of Tony’s life was held on Monday, May 16th at Mountain View Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations honouring Tony may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Calgary Health Trust; please specify Palliative Home Care team. The family thank Jodi deWynter and Nicky McLaughlin from the Palliative Home Care team for their exceptional care of Tony and our family. We also deeply appreciate the compassionate treatment by Dr. Vickers, Bonnie-Mai and the Day Care staff at Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
WASTESTE: Cameron Lyle Wasteste of Birdtail-Sioux First Nation, Manitoba passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the age of 56 years. A Traditional Wake service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. from the Birdtail-Sioux First Nation School with Henry Skywater officiating. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birdtail-Sioux First Nation School with Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. Interment to follow in the Can Kaga Otina Cemetery.
Remembrances and condolences can be e-mailed to braendlebruce@mymts.netBraendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, MB (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
BURTLE: Ken Burtle of Napinka, passed away at the Hartney Health Centre on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the age of 84. He was predeceased by his wife Georgina in 2009, parents George and Lillian (Gibbins) Burtle, brother Harold, brother-in-law Bob Anderson, sisters-in-law, Alice Burtle and Maude Vere. Ken is survived by his nephew Wes (Susan) Burtle of Marquette; 3 nieces: Arlene (Simon) Brandstetter of Brandon, Mary Ann Anderson (Ian Mather) of Calgary, Fern (Gordon) Tully of Portage La Prairie. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Napinka Cemetery, Napinka, MB. with Reverend Allan Gairns officiating. Donations may be given to the Napinka Cemetery Fund, Box 75, Napinka, MB, R0N 1N0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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ROBERTS: It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Frank Arthur Roberts, owner of Eco Green, on Friday, May 13, 2011 He will be sadly missed by his wife Sylvia, son Trevor (Krystal) and his most very special grandchildren Riana, Gavin and Arianna who called him Papa. He is also survived by his parents Fred and June; brothers: Jack (Joanne) and children Anna and Austin of Snow Lake, MB; Steven (Laurel) and children Jeremy and Jenna of Flin Flon, MB and Fred (Kristy) and Dylan of Thompson, MB. There are also many aunts and uncles, cousins and many wonderful friends. Frank will be greatly missed. With sad hearts we will always love him. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Central United Church, 327-8th Street. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Central United Church. The Rev. John Dolloff will officiate. Pallbearers will be: Jack Roberts, Steven Roberts, Fred Roberts, Alex Quiring, Lionel Quiring and Dave Holtz. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Frank to the Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BROOKS: James Mervyn. Jim passed away peacefully at home in Brandon, MB on May 15, 2011 in his 81st year with his family beside him after a long hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn; daughter, Karen (Danny) Nicholls, grandchildren Quinn, Cole and Seth, Winnipeg, MB; son, Scott (Carol), granddaughter Katya, Calgary, AB. Also surviving is a daughter, Wendy (Doug), grandchildren Andrea and Randi, Regina, SK; brother Cliff, Barrie, ON; sisters-in-law Lorraine Brooks, Regina, SK, Gail (Ed) Sanderson, Diane (John) Nixon; mother-in-law Iola Flanagan, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by infant brother Allan, brother Gordon, sister-in-law Beta Brooks, father-in-law Clarence Landles; brother-in-law Jim Baptie. Jim was well known in the sports community for his many years of dedicated volunteerism but more so for the passion he had for his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was a loyal friend to all he met, always had a kind word to anyone who needed his ear and will be missed by all. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jim's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society, 204-825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1M5. According to Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place and private burial will be held at a later date.
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HALE: Judith, 77 years, beloved wife of the late Gordon Hale, mother of Ellen, Brenda, Kathy and Ken, died in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, May 13, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Community Hall, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cancer care Manitoba or to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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YATES: Bella Jane (Jean) Yates (nee McGhee) of Hamiota, MB; beloved aunt of George (Heather) McGhee, Jim McGhee, Margie (Brian) Taylor; great aunt of Mandy, Cameron, Riley; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 96 years of age. At Jean’s request, a private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence to Jean’s family can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744
WEBSTER: The death of Doreen Margaret Webster occurred in Brandon on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Doreen was born October 3, 1925 at Birtle, Manitoba. She grew up on the family farm near Birtle and then moved to Brandon in 1939. Doreen received her education in Birtle and then later attended Brandon Collegiate Institute. Following school she furthered her education by taking a secretarial course. She was employed as a secretary, was a sergeant in the army (1943-1946) and worked at Lindenberg Seeds. Doreen married Jack Webster in 1947 and they moved to Cape Breton in 1969 where she fell in love with the ocean. Upon Jack's retirement from Gulf Oil, they returned to Brandon in 1981. Doreen belonged to the Knox United Church, UCW, Eastern Star and volunteered for church, the Canadian Cancer Society and community events. Doreen was the centre of the family, always happy to arrange reunions and get-togethers. She was an avid sewer most of her life and loved to read and learn new things as well as spend time in her garden. She and Jack enjoyed travelling to places such as The United Kingdom, Europe, Hawaii, throughout Canada and the United States. Doreen is survived by her husband Jack Webster, daughters: Pat Constantine (Gary) and Cathy Wolfe (Reed); granddaughters: Allea and Deanna Wolfe. Also surviving is her sister Gladys Connolly and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Hopley, brothers Dick and Sandy. The Ceremony to Celebrate Doreen's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Monday, May 2, 2011. Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiated. Urn Bearer was Pat Constantine. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Doreen to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western MB Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements were with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TITUS: Geoffrey Paul, age 38, of Saskatoon, SK passed away on May 09, 2011 at the Cross Cancer Clinic in Edmonton, AB after a courageous two-year battle with malignant melanoma. Geoff will be lovingly remembered by his mother Joanie Ross (Doug); father Gerry Titus (Sharon Sharpe-Titus); brother Jon Titus (Allison); sister Julie Titus (daughter Ella); and grandmothers: Margaret Olson, Joanne Titus and Mary Sharpe. He will also be deeply missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Geoff was born May 04, 1973 in Winnipeg, MB. While attending schools in Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Brandon, he began gathering the first of many life-long friends that naturally gravitated towards his gregarious nature. Friends’ and family’s kids were held in his heart and treasured as if they were his own. He was the fun-loving, happy go-lucky "uncle" to many of the children in his life. Geoff’s strong love of and fierce loyalty to friends and family further cemented these relationships into unbreakable bonds that will be forever cherished by those fortunate to have known him. Geoff is irreplaceable; friends and family will miss him dearly. Geoff was unflagging in encouraging those he knew to improve themselves, follow their dreams and not accept failure or limitations. His love of a great conversation, huge hugs, larger-than-life smiles and laughter will not be felt again. Those that had the honour to know him will forever remember him for and be inspired by his generous heart. Filled with boundless energy, Geoff found many ways to lead a full life. He was, at various times, a swimmer, football player, skateboarder, boxer, sailor, pizza chef and weight lifter. When he found something he loved, he took it on with 100% commitment. Early in his life, Geoff discovered a love of nature, the water and fishing that was further solidified during a short stint in the Canadian Naval Reserve and during numerous trips to visit his good friend Chad in BC. A life-long music lover, Geoff, in his early teens, could be heard unendingly swearing to his friends that rap music and its new, unknown acts such as Public Enemy, Ice-T and NWA were the future of music. Geoff spent his career working for his father and stepmother at ESP Salon Sales in Saskatoon. He started at the bottom, working his way from warehouse staff to salesman to general sales manager. Although based in Saskatoon, Geoff worked with members of the hairdressing community throughout western Canada. Through wisdom, friendship, leadership and mentoring, Geoff has left an indelible impression on the industry and the company he was committed to for seventeen years. Geoff’s family would like to thank the hardworking and dedicated staff at the Cross Cancer Clinic for their compassion and professionalism in helping to take care of our Geoff. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 838 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon, SK with Rev. Brian Maitland officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Geoff Titus may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation; c/o Cross Cancer Institute (for Melanoma Research); 11560 University Ave. N.W.; Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2 or phone (780) 432-8500;
Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Carnduff & Oxbow, SK, (306) 482-3309 and Melita, MB, (204) 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
STRAHL: The death of E. Russell Strahl beloved husband of Marion and dear father of Barry, Warren, Verne and Kerry, occurred on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Russ was born August 23, 1928 at Minnedosa. He attended school at Havelock and then high school in Minnedosa. Russ was an automotive parts manager at Canadian Motors until his retirement. Russ was a Rotarian for many years. He coached pony league ball, belonged to the Archery Club, Wildlife Association and was a trapshooter with the Brandon Gun Club. He was also Manitoba Hunter Safety and Fire Arms Instructor for the Air Cadets. Russ was the director for the Brandon Barbershoppers and Barbershop Belles for many years. Russ and Marion enjoyed many years camping and travelling with the Good Sam Club. Russ is survived by wife Marion, sons Barry, Warren, Verne and daughter Kerry; grandchildren Rudi, Andrew, Charleen, Kristopher, Justin and Tori; great-grandchildren Burgandy, Arizona, Hudson, Austin and Sydney. Also surviving is brother Garnet (Marja) and his sisters Joan (Ken), Margaret (Gerry) as well as many nieces and nephews. Russ was predeceased by his parents and sister Catherine. The Ceremony to Celebrate Russ's Life was held at Central United Church on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiated. A private interment was held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Urn Bearer was son Barry. All who attended were honorary Pallbearers. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Russ to the Lung Association of Manitoba, #8, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBERTS: Frank Arthur, owner of Eco Green, passed away at his home on Friday, May 13th, 2011. Funeral arrangement are pending. Full obituary to follow.
POOLE: Anne Poole of Brandon, Manitoba, formerly of Russell, Manitoba passed away on May 12, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Anne is survived by her daughters, Linda (Bill) Archer, Winnipeg and Meryl (Ron) Orth, Brandon, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Dora Story, Fort McLeod, Alberta, Mary Gabor, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario and Margaret (Bill) Threader, Burlington, Ontario. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox United Church, Russell, Manitoba. Interment to follow in the Binscarth Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
PERRIN: Cherished wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Stella Perrin (nee Zabarylo) passed from this life on April 12th, 2011, in Brandon, Manitoba, at the age of 88 years. She is survived by her family: Alexander, husband of 62 years; son Tom (Fran); daughter Joanne (Robert Hurley); treasured grandchildren and second family Jonathon (Elisia) and Jennifer (Sam); ‘adopted’ family Janice, Michael and Linda; and several much-loved extended family members. Stella’s parents emigrated from the Ukraine to Giroux Lake, Ontario, Canada, where they established a homestead and raised four children. The youngest child, Stella, was born on November 27, 1922. While she was still a child, her family moved to Manitoba - first to Sherridon, then to Winnipeg. Until her passing, Stella delighted in sharing many fond memories of life with her beloved family. From the ages of 15 to 26, Stella took on many different types of jobs and worked hard to make money to share with her family. She was a babysitter, a waitress, a cashier, a housekeeper and a bookkeeper, which held her in great stead when she became a wife and mother! During the Second World War, Stella’s two brothers enlisted in the Army and the Airforce. Stella very much wanted to enlist in the Navy, but her family convinced her that having two children overseas was enough. So, Stella did the next best thing and engaged in ‘war work’. She became a Lead Hand at McDonald’s Aircraft in Winnipeg, sorting airplane parts for the Airforce. In 1949, Stella and Alexander married. They had two children: Tom, born on Mother’s Day and Joanne, born on her birthday. Stella always said that she had been given ‘permanent’ presents and did not need any other! After several moves, the family settled in Brandon. As her children grew, so did Stella’s volunteering abilities. She always endeavoured to contribute to the welfare of others by donating her time, money, clothing, and baked goods, amongst other things. She canvassed for many organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Salvation Army. She became known as ‘the Candy Lady’ because of her considerable annual contributions to the Christmas Cheer Board in Brandon. She was always a ‘behind the scenes’ type of person who busily went on her way spreading love and good cheer. After her children left home, Stella’s two grandchildren, Jonathon and Jennifer, became her second family. Stella treasured the moments she spent with these two wonderful people who came to look at their grandparents as a second mother and father. She will be truly missed. Stella was predeceased by her beloved family members: parents, Stephan and Aemilia; brothers and sister, Mike, John and Mary; and several extended family members. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Stella’s life was held on April 16th, 2011. If desired, donations in Stella’s honour may be made to the charity of choice.
“May You Always Walk in Sunshine”
McLEAN: Nellie, 1922–2011. The death of Thera Ellen Louise McLean of Miniota occurred May 4, 2011 at the Hamiota Health Centre. She was born to Samuel and Alma Heslip at home on the farm near Pheasant Forks, SK, the third child in a family of twelve. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1996. She will be fondly remembered by her son Eric and wife Linda, her daughter Thera, Grandchildren Candice and Brett (Jessica Bauer-McLure) McLean, Jason Gertz and Kim (Blake) Harder. Missing her also will be her brothers Lawrence and Nelson Heslip, sisters Florence Roy and Bernice Rollo and sister-in-law Sylvia Heslip as well as nieces and nephews. In keeping with Nellie’s wishes a family graveside service was held on May 7, 2011. If so desired donations maybe made to the Hamiota Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or a charity of one’s choice.
Our cherished ones are never really goneIn spirit, In memory Their legacy lives on.
KOBYLKA: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Betty Kobylka (Nordin) on April 28, 2011 at her residence at the young age of 62. Betty was born in Boissevain, Manitoba on October 5, 1948. She was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nordin. She grew up in Brandon but moved to Calgary, Alberta for a few years before returning to Brandon where she lived until her death. Betty was a legal secretary working for various lawyers over the years finishing her career with Don Sheldon. Betty is survived by her daughters Christy and Shauna and her grandchildren Shayna, Harley and Dylan. Betty will be forever missed by all who knew her.
“Love you Ma”
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