Classifieds / Obituaries
SHEARER: Passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Monday April 5, 2010 at the age of 94 years, William John Bill Shearer of Wawanesa, Manitoba. Bill leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Mazie (nee Diver), son Elwood (Pat) and daughter Wilma (Andy) Boulanger, both of Wawanesa, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bill was predeceased by his sisters Ann Malyon, Minnie Couling and Lena Bell. Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. An interment service for the immediate family members will follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Following the chapel service, a reception will be held in the Wawanesa Centennial Hall at approx. 2:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Northfield Community Club, c/o Eileen Mooney, Wawanesa MB or to the Millford Cemetery Fund c/o Shirley Bell, Wawanesa, Manitoba, R0K 2G0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
On line condolences can be sent to email@example.com.Jamiesons Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
CZERKAWSKI: Walter John. It is with deep sadness that the family of Walter Czerkawski announce his passing at the age of 83 years on Wednesday, April7, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Memories Chapel, 330 -18th Street North, Brandon, Reverend Father Jerzy Urbanski presiding. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Walter may be made to a charity of choice.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SHIELDS: Glenn Murray Shields (Murg) September 8, 1962 to March 31, 2010. It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Glenn on March 31 at the age of 47. He is mourned by his three children, Nicole, Travis, and Devon, his mother, Joan Shields. Glenn's brothers Michael and Kendall, his sister Alissa, and their families. His dear friend Maxine Fullerton, and his extended family and friends. If he wasn't holding counsel with his buddies in his garage, he could be found mountain biking with his dog on the trails of southwest Manitoba. Uncle Murr, Uncle Fluffy, Uncle Plumber, Uncle Woodtick... are just a few of the endearing nicknames his nieces and nephews had for him. Glenn's easy nature, relaxed humour, and kind ways will be sadly missed by his friends and loved ones. In accordance with Glenn's wishes, there will be a small graveside service on April 9 at 2:00, followed by a reception in Alexander at the Whitehead Hall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Manitoba Escarpment Trail Society, at 416 3rd Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3C4.
As Glenn would say Peace, love, and Jellybeans.....
BOLDUC: Georgette Bolduc (nee Teetaert), age 84, beloved wife of the late Ken Bolduc, died on April 5, 2010 at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba. Mass will be held on Thursday April 8, 2010 at St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home. Prayers will be said at the church Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Interment Deloraine Catholic Cemetery.
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PERREAULT: Olive Louise Perreault of Birtle, Manitoba passed away April 5, 2010 at the Russell District Health Center at the age of 68 years. Prayers will be said Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. from the St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church. A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, April 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle Cemetery, Birtle, Manitoba with Fr. Michel Nault officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements.
HUBERDEAU: Claude Huberdeau of St. Lazare, Manitoba passed away on April 4, 2010 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 51 years. Prayers will be said Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. from the St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from the St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church with Father Michel Nault officiating. Interment to follow in the St. Lazare Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
MITCHELL: John RobertJohn was born in Turtle Mountain on September 17, 1928 and passed on peacefully at BRHC on April 2, 2010. John spent his early childhood in Killarney and moved to Brandon where he spent the rest of his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Irene, brother-in-law Mel Ruberry, and sisters-in-law Helen Simpson, Gerry Hansen (Stan), Anne Marcin (Alec), Florence Zawadsky (Larry) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, two sisters; Agnes Ruberry and Doris McDonald and three brothers-in-law Alvin Hunt, Peter McDonald and Carl Simpson. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday April 9, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DUDLEY: Florence Pearl Dudley of Brandon entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 4, 2010 in her 95th year. Pearl was born on March 29, 1916 at Aneroid, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald, brother, John Dafoe and sisters, Irene Duckenich and Elva Wilkins. In retirement, Reg and Pearl spent many enjoyable years at their cottage at Pelican Lake. Weekends were spent following their horse on the harness racing circuit in Manitoba. Pearls family and friends have many of her 90 plus paintings to keep her close in their hearts. Pearl leaves to mourn her passing sons John (Annette) of Winnipeg and Tab (Heather) of Brandon. She will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren,Cheryle-Ann and Tracy of Winnipeg, Kim of Brandon and Leigh (Pam) of Airdrie, Alberta. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, Donna Wilkins of Killarney and Sharon Chanas (Mike) of Winnipeg. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pearl may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
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PHILLIPS: Harold, age 81 years, beloved husband of the late Peggy Phillips, father of Murray, Wes, Don and Steven, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Sunday, April 4, 2010. Private funeral service will be held at the Lauder Cemetery, Lauder, Manitoba. In memory of Harold, donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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MITCHELL: John Robert Mitchell, beloved husband of Irene of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the age of 81 years. Service of remembrance will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Funeral Celebrant Mr. Lawrence McInnes will officiate. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HUTCHISON: Fredrick James Hutchison of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Amy Hutchison and dear father of James, Bruce, Gordon and Doreen, passed away Peacefully at his residence, Hillcrest Place on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the age of 81 years. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
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FUHR: Darlene. After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Darlene Fuhr passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Victoria, BC. By her side was her husband of 32 years, Ron Fuhr and close friend, Paula Warda. Darlene Judith Franklin was born on April 24, 1955 to parents, Alvin and Marie Franklin, of North Brandon, Manitoba. Darlene lived on the family farm north of Brandon with her parents, older brother, Doug and younger brother, Donald "Joe". She attended school and graduated from Elton Collegiate. Darlene began her work in the banking industry, which was where she would spend the bulk of her career. In 1977 she married the love of her life, Ron Fuhr, and the two settled in Brandon. They moved between Brandon and Winnipeg before eventually settling on Vancouver Island where Darlene would spend many happy years. She worked with the Bank of Montreal and retired after 28 years ofdedicated service in 2006. Darlene spent many enjoyable days with her 'banking girls' and made several life-long friends she cherished so much. After her retirement from B.M.O., Darlene decided to keep busy by working part-time at The Market on Millstream where she thoroughly enjoyed herself. Darlene and Ron were fortunate enough to be able to go on several bus trips with friends to cities across the United States, and she was always so excited to see something new and meet people along the way. Darlene was a woman who changed the lives of those she knew, and we are all better people for knowing her. Hers was a light that shone brightly over us all, and today that light has gone out. Darlene is survived by her husband, Ron; father, Alvin; and brothers, Doug and Joe. She is predeceased by her mother, Marie. Darlene will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and countless friends and family. A memorial service will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Darlene's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
You are gone, but not forgottenYour life was much too swiftWe miss you but we rememberIt was you that was our gift.
COTTON: The death of M. Isabel (née Watson) occurred peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on March 24, 2010, at the age of 85 years. Isabel was born May 13, 1924 and was the youngest child of Thomas and Pearl Watson of the Kola district, Virden, Manitoba. She was educated in a one room schoolhouse in Kola and attended Elkhorn School for one year, before moving to Brandon in 1944. She worked at the YWCA during the day and attended Wheat City Business College in the evening. She was employed at Canada Customs until 1949. On October 29, 1949 she married G.W. (Bill) Cotton and made their home on Richmond Avenue. They enjoyed camping and had many enjoyable times at their cabin at Clear Lake. She worked part time at Thomas Ryles Jewelry store, and was a member of Knox United Church holding various positions within the Church, and the A.C.T. Ladies Auxiliary. Isabel was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed life to its fullest. She is survived by her daughter Colleen Drysdale, son-in-law Ray, and three very special grandchildren; Michelle and fiancé Matthew Taylor of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Kimberly of Winnipeg and special friend Devin, and Scott (Jenny) of Brandon. Also surviving are sister- in- law Evelyn Watson and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bill, parents Thomas and Pearl, brothers Harold, Henry, Tom, Robin (Reta), John (Margaret). Isabel will be always remembered for her genuine smile and her love of family. She was respected by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, oil painting, music and dance, all of which family members were able to enjoy. As she tended her garden her love of flowers was evident every year. She took pride in everything she accomplished. The Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Pallbearers were: Scott Drysdale, Matthew Taylor, Gary McIntosh, Allan Drysdale, Robert Knight and Robert Cotton. Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite105-386 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6.
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ARMITAGE: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Rodney (Rick) Armitage on February 19, 2010 at his home at Rutledge, Manitoba. Rick had his 63rd birthday on February 15th. He was the first child of Ivan and Irene Armitage. Rick grew up in the valley with his Armitage cousins just down the road. He went to school in Miniota and belonged to 4H Beef and Potato Clubs. Rick married Elaine Atwood in 1968 and Caroline Dawn was born on May 26th, 1969. Caroline married Brad Thompson and they have a daughter Brooke Magdelene. Later Rick and Elaine divorced and on November 4 1989 Rick married Linda (Sommerville) Brown. Linda has two daughters, Michelle Brown and Carolyn Robertson and five grandchildren. Ricks most enjoyable job was driving a truck. He sold real estate for a while but soon was back truck driving. Over the years he drove through most of the States and all of Canada. He had many stories of his experiences on the road. When he was told he had cancer he knew he wouldnt be driving again. It was a heart-breaking day when his truck left the yard without him. Rick was predeceased by his Dad, Ivan, just two years ago. It is comforting to know they are together again. His Armitage aunts and uncles and grandparents have all passed on. Also his Hooper grandparents, Aunt Ethel and Uncle Gordon Stewart, and his Uncle Ron Hooper.He was also predeceased by his cousins, Donna Marie Stewart and Ralph Stewart. A year ago his cousin Caitlyn Arksey lost her battle with cancer. Rick leaves several cousins, nieces and nephews. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Linda and her family. His Mom, Irene, sisters Arlene and Debra, and brother Doug (Doreen), Brother in law Joss March and his family, and special Aunt Joan Hooper in Victoria. Rick will always be loved and missed so much. His illness and passing leaves a void in our family that will never be filled. There is comfort in knowing he is free of the pain of cancer and that he is at peace. Ricks graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in the Miniota Cemetery.
MENKEMA: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Tuesday March 30, 2010 at the age of 85 years, Johanna Menkema, widow of the late Joost Menkema, of Belmont, Manitoba. Johanna leaves to mourn her passing her four children Joost Menkema (Cheryl) of Spruce Grove Alta., Tina Budd (Daryl) of Belmont, Jannie Hopcraft (Gary) of Wawanesa, Melle Menkema (Wendy) of Brandon, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. A Celebration of Johannas life will be held on Saturday April 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment will take place in the Ninette Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Johannas memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
On line condolences can be sent email@example.com.Jamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 827-2480.
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