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WYATT:Florence May (Flin), May 1, 1926 - August 13, 2010. It is with much sadness we announce that our beloved mom, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on August 13, 2010. Flin was born on May 1, 1926 in Brandon, Manitoba to John and Mary Matthew. She grew up in Brandon with her sister Peggy. After schooling in Brandon, Flin married Glen Wyatt and they moved to Edmonton, AB. Together they had four children. Flin’s children were of utmost importance in her life, and she enjoyed staying home and raising her family. In 1967 the family moved to Calgary, and it is here that she became an active member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church for the past forty-three years. After raising her family, Flin worked at Alberta Motor Vehicles for 15 years, retiring in 1993. She was involved in numerous church groups and enjoyed volunteering her time always to help others in need. She was a baker extraordinaire and in her later years enjoyed baking cookies for Inn From the Cold. Flin had fun travelling, especially to Scotland in 1979, and again in 1990 to Europe with her sister Peggy. Flin is survived by her children, John Wyatt (Debby), Lois Russell (Jim), Mark Wyatt (Brandy Borley), and Glenda Tetreau (Rudy). She greatly loved and adored her grandchildren, Matthew Wyatt, Kirby Wyatt, Michael Dumenko (Liz), and Brittany Wyatt; and her step-grandchildren, Ryan and Jennifer Page, Annelie Russell (Ryan Williams), and Carter and Gavin MacKenzie. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and a large circle of friends, and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents and sister. Flin’s family would like to thank the staff of Unit 81 at the FMC especially nurses Marilyn, Amanda and Paulette. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Florence Wyatt can be made to the Alberta Lymphedema Association, 55 Brookpark Cres. SW, Calgary, T2W 2W6 or the Scleroderma Society of Canada, 1240 Tara Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 2H5. A celebration of Flin’s life will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102 - 23rd Avenue N.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev David Vincent officiating. You may forward condolences through
mcinnisandholloway.com
In living memory of Florence Wyatt, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, Alberta. Phone 1-800-661-1599.
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FLEURY: Muriel Jean Fleury, beloved wife of Leonard and dear mother of Sheila, Chad and Myles of Brandon, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 64 years. A time of visitation will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, August 16, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Celebration of Muriel’s life will follow in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant Mr. Jamie Berry officiating. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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JOHNSON: John Fredrick Johnson, of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on August 12, 2010 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 86 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to Minnedosa Palliative Care Service. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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JONES: David L. Jones, beloved husband of Mabel Jones, of Reston, Manitoba passed away at Reston Health Centre on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 90 years. The funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16 with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Reston Palliative Care or the Reston Area Foundation in memory of David.
Email messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Reston in care of arrangements.
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McKEE: John James Wilson McKee, 1936 – 2010. With his loving family by his side Wilson McKee of Brookdale, Manitoba passed away peacefully July 11, 2010 in the Brandon Hospital after a 6 month battle with cancer. Wilson was born March 20, 1936 in the RM of Langford. He was the sixth youngest child of Jack and Susan McKee. Wilson attended elementary school at Glenburney School and Brookdale School for his high schooling.In 1963 Wilson married Pat Macdonald of Brandon, MB. They purchased SW 6-13-16 where they lived for five years, then purchased NE 6-13-16 where they have lived since. Wilson and Pat had four children Karen, Donald, Nancy and Brent. Except for one winter working in Brandon at the Steam Plant, Wilson farmed all his life. He was a dedicated farmer who was never afraid to tackle even the hardest job. Running a mixed farm operation had Wilson milking cows, selling cream, keeping pigs, haying and grain farming. Into his 70’s he kept a feedlot of steers and a small cow-calf herd. Wilson loved the look of a finely tilled field and a well finished steer.Wilson was also sports minded, a natural athlete and a strong competitor. AT the age of 14 he started to play baseball on the men’s teams. He played with Franklin, Springhill and later pitching and playing third base with the Neepawa Farmers and Neepawa Cubs. The most enjoyable years were those spent playing with the Cubs, an experience which resulted in lifelong friendships.Wilson’s winter sport of choice was curling. His dedication and ability in the sport resulted in many trophies and prizes. Wilson’s family would tease him saying he had curled in most rinks from Flin Flon, MB to Bisbee, ND and from Virden, MB to Glasgow, Scotland. In his senior years, Wilson played third on the Barrie Montgomery rink, twice representing their zone in the Master’s Provincial Curling Championships. Wilson was a member of the committee that helped organize the building of the Brookdale rink. Wilson and Roland Stewart had the foresight to advocate and bring artificial ice in Brookdale in 1979. Wilson was honored by being asked to throw the ceremonial opening rock at the Brookdale Curling Club’s Centennial.Wilson and Bill Sumner paired up to golf in the Senior Men’s and Interclub leagues. Once again Wilson enjoyed the sport and shared many laughs with old and new friends.Wilson passed on his love of sports to his children and grandchildren as their teacher and mentor.Wilson was very fond of children and always encouraged his own four to be the best they could whether it was sports, education or how they treated the people around them. He was very proud of his kids.In Wilson’s words, “Grandchildren are great!” He and Pat made many trips to hockey arenas, curling rinks, ball diamonds, 4-H events and numerous other activities throughout Manitoba and into Saskatchewan. There was no distance to great to travel to enjoy his grandchildren.Wilson was a quiet man known to have a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. He was well respected by his family and friends. Wilson didn’t say much but when he did it was worth listening to.Wilson leaves to mourn his loving wife of 47 years, Pat, their four children: Karen (Dean) Matthew, Graeme & Vaughn Wilgosh; Donald (Christa) Daisy, Lauren & Justin McKee; Nancy (Bob) Jonathan, Ryan & Olivia; and Brent (Michelle) McKee; his brother Allan (Evelyn) McKee; brothers-in-law: Orville Hume, Clayton Macdonald, Gordon (Edna) Macdonald; sisters-in-law: Leola Macdonald, Kay (Ray) Glen, Dorothy (Don) Clark; as well as many nieces and nephews. Wilson was predeceased by his parents Jack and Susan; brothers: Robert (and wife Margaret), Mervin; sisters: Verla (and husband John Kaston), Loretta Hume; brothers-in-law: Leonard Macdonald, Jack Macdonald; and nieces: Marilyn Scott, Judy Judd. Funeral services were held July 15, 2010 in the Neepawa United Church with Rev. Mark Saterley officiating. White’s Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. If people so desire, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
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MURRAY: Georgena Margaret, age 91. Georgie passed away July 30, 2010 at the Souris Personal Care Home. Georgie was born December 11, 1918 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to James and Georgena (Slater) Dickson. Georgie’s mother passed away a few days later. She was raised by her father and grandmother, Agnes Dickson. While working at Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg as a stenographer, Georgie meet her future husband, John Murray, who was a patient there at the time. They were married September 23, 1948 in Winnipeg. Their son James was born October 19, 1949.After living in Winnipeg a short time they moved to Dunrea, near John’s family. Shortly after, they made their home in Souris. John passed away suddenly in 1956. Georgie remained in Souris and raised their young son, Jim until they moved to Summerland, British Columbia in 1966. She missed her Manitoba home and moved back to Brandon for a short time, then to Winnipeg until retiring when she made her home once again in Souris. She lived in the River Heights Apartments, then to the Victoria Park Lodge, which she loved. She often said it was the last place in the world overlooking the beautiful park. She had many wonderful times there, dressing up for Halloween parties, Christmas parties, and tea parties. Reluctantly, Georgie moved to the Personal Care Home on June 1, 2009. Her health was declining but she did enjoy her stay there and especially loved the staff, who still saw her fun, mischievous side. Being born and raised in Winnipeg she became an avid Blue Bombers football fan. She watched as many games as she could on TV. She would always get a call from her son immediately following a game, if they lost. Her son, Jim, her long time friend Lois Cram, who she met on the first day of grade one and whose friendship remained strong, survives Georgie. Her “card buddies” Ruth Brown, Ruth Jackson and Minnie Smith also mourn her passing. She will also be missed by her “adopted daughters”, Linda and Arva and their families, as well as many other friends she made over the years. A graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery, August 5, 2010, where her ashes were interred with her husband. Funeral arrangements were capably handled by Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris. In memory of Georgie, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice.
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PODRUSKI: Thomas Podruski passed away accidently on August 3, 2010 in the R.M. of Harrison, Manitoba at the age of 59. Tom was an avid outdoors man and a devoted brother, uncle and friend. Tom was born on October 31, 1950 to John and Katherine Podruski (Zatylny) in Regina, Saskatchewan. The following year the family moved to Erickson where Tom resided for his life. Tom attended school in Erickson. After high school he obtained employment at Agri-Steel and then at the Department of Highways in Minnedosa. Following this, Tom spent much of his life employed as a truck driver and equipment operator for Parks Canada and Ken Beatty Construction. In 2004 he changed employment and came to work for the Town of Erickson. He found himself working as assistant to his younger brother, Ken Podruski but Ken always joked that Tom was the boss, not himself. Tom also volunteered for the Erickson Fire Department for a number of years. Tom had a great passion for the outdoors, wildlife, hunting and fishing. Every morning at 7am Tom could be seen driving out of Erickson to check out the wildlife and then bringing his daily report back to the coffee shop. Tom pursued this passion by acquiring his Professional Guide's Licence and guiding for Ted Jowett from Winnipeg. For many years during elk season Tom could be found helping Rudy Usick at the South Side Outfitters assisting hunters. Tom loved fishing and he could boast about his 22 Master Angler awards. Tom's passion was known and appreciated by all who knew him but those who benefitted most were the children he would help with their fishing skills. He found much happiness in watching them catch their own fish. Tom was an involved member of the Erickson and District Wildlife Association holding almost every position within the organization. For the past several years he was the official big game head scorer for the annual trophy night and took the time to pass on his skillsand knowledge to others. Tom's other passion in his life was his family, especially his nephews and nieces and he had great pride and joy for his great nephews and nieces.Tom was predeceased by his father John (1969), his mother Katherine (1999) and sister Patricia King (2007).Tom is survived by his sisters Joyce (Harley) Bold, Karen (Ken) Manary and brother Ken (Edna) Podruski, nephews Scott Podruski and David Bold, nieces Jodi Shandruk, Leah Recknell, Corina King and Angela Pickett along with nine great nieces and nephews and Aunts Helena Zatylny, Kay Zatylny, Rose Podruski and Joyce Deuce. Tom also leaves to mourn a host of cousins and numerous friends.
We love you Tommy and will miss you dearly.
A celebration of Tom's life was held at St. Judes Catholic Church in Erickson, Manitoba on Monday, August 9, 2010 with Deacon Conrad officiating. For those who wish, donations in Tom's memory may be sent to Manitoba Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust 70 Stevenson Road Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0W7.
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SLATER: The death of Blair Edward Slater occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Blair is survived by his wife Bev Jacobson- Slater, daughters: Kim (Ron) Adams, Karey (Mike) Loftus and five grandchildren. Also surviving are Bev's family: Christine (Steve) Jacobson-Thibeau, Jeffrey (Jami) Jacobson and their son Jesse, sister-in-law Carolyn (Greg) Gill. Blair was predeceased by his brother Dwight and his first wife Joyce. A Private Graveside Service will take place. The Memorial Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Donations in memory of Blair may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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WILLIAMS: On August 11, 2010 the gates of Heaven opened for Winston Williams. It is with great sorrow that the family announces Winston’s passing. Wake Service will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall in Sioux Valley. Funeral service to be held Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Snayanku Cemetery. Winston’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Riche and the dialysis staff for the years of care they provided.
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YORK: Helen Mae York passed away peacefully on Monday, August 9, 2010 in Brandon at the age of 92 years. Helen was born May 5, 1918 on the family farm at Harding, Manitoba. She was the first of three daughters born to Edmund and Florence Langley. She schooled at Harding and was a member of the first high school class at Kenton. She furthered her education and became a teacher, teaching at Springhill and Winchester Schools. She met her husband Bruce York while teaching at Winchester and they were married in 1943. After a few years at Arden and Neepawa they moved back to her family farm for a few more years before settling for good in Brandon in 1956. She was predeceased by Bruce in 1998 and sister June in 2008. She is survived by daughter Carole (Doug) sons Larry (Carol) and Glen (Linda); grandkids Kirby, Lyndsey, Shelley, Dale; Yvonne great grandkids Sheldon, Owan, Arron, Ceanna and Kylie; sister Ila; brother- in-law Vern (Gwen) and many nieces, nephews and friends. Church, family and friends were most important in her life. Mom reached out and touched many lives and she will be missed by all. A service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held at Knox United Church, 451 – 18th Street, on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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FLEURY: Muriel Jean Fleury, beloved wife of Leonard and dear mother of Sheila, Chad and Myles of Brandon, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 64 years. A time of visitation will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, August 16, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Celebration of Muriel’s life will follow in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant Mr. Jamie Berry officiating. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SLATER: The death of Blair Edward Slater occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Blair is survived by his wife Bev Jacobson- Slater, daughters: Kim (Ron) Adams, Karey (Mike) Loftus and five grandchildren. Also surviving are Bev's family: Christine (Steve) Jacobson-Thibeau, Jeffrey (Jami) Jacobson and their son Jesse, sister-in-law Carolyn (Greg) Gill. Blair was predeceased by his brother Dwight and his first wife Joyce. A Private Graveside Service will take place. The Memorial Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Donations in memory of Blair may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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YAKEMISHIN, Victoria Alice (Peary) January 28, 1946 – August 9, 2010. It is with great sadness that the family of Vicky Yakemishin announces her passing. Vicky succumbed to pneumonia in Dauphin General Hospital with daughter Canda, son in law Geoff, and sister Ethel at her side. She had been struggling with virulent cancer for the past six months. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1992. Vicky was born in Brandon General Hospital on January 28, 1946. She was aptly named after the victory of the Second World War. She was the youngest child of George and Irene Peary. Vicky is survived by her daughters Cherri (Ron) Lamont and Canda (Geoff) Chafe, grandchildren Dallas and Dustyn Lamont and Mitchell and Brookelyn Chafe as well as her sisters Joyce Brown (Toronto), Ethel Hean (Dauphin) and brother George Peary (Abbotsford.) and their families. Vicky epitomized service. She started her real life’s work as a counsellor at the Alcare Center in Ste. Rose Du Lac when she first moved to Dauphin in 1974. From that day onward there were very few social causes in the community that did not profit from Vicky’s unstinting support. As an addictions counsellor, she was instrumental in transforming lives. She received commendations from such organizations as the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Dauphin and District Labour Coordinating Committee and the Regional Health Authority. Vicky started her political career as a School Trustee in Dauphin Ochre River School Division. She completed nine years on the Board. During that time she was instrumental in launching a Peer Counselling Program that was emulated by other school jurisdictions across the province. She also developed and maintained the Student Match Program in Dauphin High School that paired seniors with incoming grade 8 students in an effort to ease the transition from elementary school for younger students. She also initiated the first Safe Grad in the province when her daughter Canda graduated from high school. Vicky was subsequently elected to City Council in Dauphin in 1998. As a councillor, Vicky championed many causes, including Chair of the Parkland Crisis Center Board, council representative on the Dauphin Chamber of Commerce and the Chair of the Vermillion Trail Walking Committee. Other council committee appointments included Dauphin Recreation Commission, Dauphin Airport, Emergency Measures Committee, Community Development Corporation, the Dauphin Cultural Awareness Committee, the Cemetery Board, the Dauphin Band Group and the Heritage Committee. Vicky dedicated her life to the citizens of the Parkland Region. She was especially attracted to those who were disenfranchised. She gave voice to noble causes and support to worthy endeavours. She worked with seniors to improve their quality of living. She will be missed by many who were touched by her genuine humanity. A “Celebration of Life” service in honour of Vicky Yakemishin will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13 in the Dauphin Recreation Complex Banquet Room. In lieu of flowers, the family is honouring Vicky’s wish to have donations made to the Dauphin and District Community Foundation. Even as she anticipated death, Vicky’s thoughts were of others. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, 204- 638-4110.
www.sneathstrilchuk.com
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YORK: Helen Mae York of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence Fairview Personal Care Home on Monday, August 9, 2010 at the age of 92 years. A service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held at Knox United Church, 451 – 18th Street, on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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DINELLE: Arthur Dinelle. It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of our father and grandfather, Art Dinelle, on Friday, August 6, 2010, at the age of 80 years. Art is reunited with his wife Marion, brothers, Eddy (Jeanette), Larry, Maurice (Patricia), sister Alice, and daughter-in-law Julie. He will be sadly missed by son Rick (Marlene) of Winnipeg, daughter Lynn (James) Juliak, grandchildren Kaili, Karla and Joel. Also left to mourn are brothers Phil (Jeanine), Dan (Annette), sisters Gabrielle (Paul) Gold and Terry McKilligan. Dad was born May 3rd, 1930, on a farm, east of Saskatoon. There were nine children in the family, all living in a shack with no running water or electricity. Dad and two brothers had to share a bed. Art was lucky enough to get enrolled in St. Peter’s College in Muenster, Saskatchewan for his high school years. Furthering his education, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.A and University of Manitoba with a B. Ed. Art started his teaching career at Lebret, at the Indian Residential School. After three years, he decided to finish his education at Teacher's College in Winnipeg. It was there that he rekindled his love of music, buying an old saxophone. With a few other students, they started a band, and before long, they were playing gigs outside Winnipeg. In 1955, Dad was hired to teach in Flin Flon and within a year, he became principal’s relief, which meant he had to travel to five schools and teach every day. After four years, he became a principal. At this time he met a new teacher, Marian Fitzpatrick. They started to date at Christmas, were engaged at Easter, and married in August 1960. Rick was born in 1961 and Lynn in 1962. Dad was a principal for 26 years, many of those years also teaching Phys Ed. for the whole school. He really enjoyed that, as it gave him an opportunity to know every student. He remembered an amazing number of former students, and was always proud when one of "his kids" did well. Art and Marion moved to Brandon in 1995, where Dad continued to take care of Mom in her failing health. He really enjoyed being closer to family, friends, and following different sporting events. He was a faithful fan of his grandchildren's events. Once Mom passed away in 2002, he thoroughly enjoyed discussing (arguing) current affairs and especially sports, with his coffee buddies. Not many football games would go by without a call at some point in the game. He was watching TSN until the end. One of his great joys was to play music. Throughout his life, he would bring his piano and play for various functions, at Seniors Homes and Hobbs Manor, just having fun and laughing with all the people. This continued right up until his passing with Dad playing at his 80th birthday and at his 55 year school reunion, with Lynn singing. The family would like to thank the staff at the Brandon CCPN, along with CancerCare Manitoba for the excellent care they gave Dad. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Art may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western Manitoba CancerCare Project,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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