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PHILLIPS: Brenda Ruth Phillips, age 52, beloved wife of Louis Phillips, mom to Teri, died at the Trilake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba, September 15, 2011. In accordance with family wishes a private service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011, Killarney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Brenda may be made to Uniquely Manitoba Artist Group www.uniquelymanitoba.cac/o Box 864, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
Condolences may be made at www.wheatlandfs.com
Killarney Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
KLUKA: Joseph Kluka. Joe died peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Thursday, September 15, 2011. He will be remembered with love, especially his wife, Sandy (nee Cosgrove); his son, Christopher; sister, Carol (George); brothers, Adam (Bev) and Walter; sister -in -law, Carolyn and her husband Bruce; cousins, Brenda (Richard), Janice (Mervin) and Linda (Butch) as well as many other family members and friends. Respecting Joe’s wishes, no formal service is planned. However, there will be opportunities to celebrate his life within the upcoming year. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, www.sandraschmirler.org .Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 897- 4665.www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
GATES: James Secord Gates passed away on August 20, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 70 years. James was born in Carberry, Manitoba and his early life was spent in Gregg, Manitoba and Fairlight, Saskatchewan. He received his education at Gregg School. James left home at the age of 15 years and worked on farms on the Prairies and worked in the fruit orchards in BC. Eventually he moved to Toronto where he started his driving career with North American Van Lines and drove for them through Canada and the USA for many years. After the death of his in-laws and his wife, James returned to Brandon and at the time of his death was living in Lions Manor. James is survived by his brothers: Bill and family from Oshawa, Ontario, Don (Joan) of Brandon; sisters: Lorna Lang and Carol (Hugh) King of Brandon; sister-in-law Colleen Gates of Brandon. James is also survived by nephews: Brian, Paul, Mike Aaron, Scott, David, Ian; nieces: Brenda, Sandy, Allison, Melissa, Sarah; niece-in-law Brenda; great nephews: Russell and Eric and the families of the above mentioned. James was predeceased by his parents Doris and Alex Gates, parents-in-law May and Frank Carter, wife Peg, brother Rich Gates and nephew Daniel Lang. There will be a private graveside service held at the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, Manitoba. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of James to the ALS Society of Canada, 493 Madison St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 1J2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GILL: W. Kenneth Gill. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth on September 10, 2011. Born in Brandon on November 4, 1923, he received his education in the Brandon School System. Ken was a member of the Brandon Boys' Pipe Band and later joined the 26th Field Regiment Pipe Band. He joined the Canadian Artillery in November 1941 and was discharged in 1942 for medical qualifications. Ken became a Commercial Traveller for over forty years, selling Frigidaire appliances for Ashdowns. He also sold Speed Queen appliances, Toshiba televisions and sound equipment. He was a member of the North West Commercial Travellers' Association and this year was presented with his 65 years membership pin from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3. Ken took early retirement. One of his favorite past-times was watching hockey, baseball and curling on T.V. He spent many happy hours cheering on his favorite teams. He was predeceased by his parents, Neta and William, also brother, Clifford and his wife, Darline, and sister, Eileen and her husband, Peter Bucklaschuk. Ken is survived by his wife, E. Fern (Jones) Gill (married October 20, 1948), daughter, Tanis Stapleton and son, Greg (Carolyn) Gill. Also surviving are grandsons, Brent (Tobie) Stapleton and great-granddaughters, McCartney and Jade, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Scott Stapleton (Jodie) and great-grandsons, Callum and Brendan; step-granddaughters, Cindy (Greg) Turner (step great-grandsons Grayson and Logan) and Leanne Jenkins (step great-granddaughters Grace and Madeline). Ken is also survived by Keith and Doreen Blight, Audrey Moore, Harvey and Carole Jackson, and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Cathcart, Knox United Church officiating. Ken's beloved grandsons, Brent and Scott Stapleton, served as urn bearers. A time of remembrance followed at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Ken's memory, to Brandon Regional Health Centre "Palliative Care", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
FORSYTH: James (Jim) Edward Forsyth; beloved husband of Carol, father of Megan and Mark (Erin); and grandfather of Brittany; passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 65 years of age. A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at the Oak River Memorial Rink, Oak River, Manitoba on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada – Westman Chapter, 203-42 McTavish Ave, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2. Messages of condolence can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
FORDYCE: Evelyn Mabel Fordyce (nee Nixon) passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 80 years. Beloved wife of Cameron and loving mother of Connie (Dave) Brown of Brandon, Debbie (Marv) LeBlanc of Ninette, Bob (Debbie) and Darryl (Sharon) of Brandon. There are nine grandchildren: Pam (Tom) Mebs and Craig Brown; Derek (Kara) and Devon (Farran) LeBlanc; Ashley (Colin) and Bobbi Fordyce, Alex Burka; Stacey (Cale) and Marisa (Travis) Fordyce who will dearly miss her. Evelyn is survived by her sister Elva McDonald of Cartwright and her brother Howard Nixon of Brandon; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Faye and Gordon Bell of Victoria, B.C.; Lorraine and Hal Quilliam of Edmonton; Sharon Fordyce of Oak Lake Beach and Betty Ferris of Russell as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Nelson and Clara Nixon; sister Effie (Seymour) Swanson, brother Bobbie, infant brother William, sister-in-law Eva Nixon, brothers-in-law Norman McDonald, Howard Ferris, Jack Fordyce and mother and father-in-law Charles and Jean Fordyce. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel, on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Rev. Paul Sakasov of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiated. A private interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Rest in peace.
FELAWKA: Alice Felawka (née Stasiuk), aged 87 years, of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. She leaves to mourn, her son Dr. Larry Felawka of Vancouver, B.C., her daughter Virginia and son-in-law Barry Wolfe of Winnipeg, Manitoba, her grandson Darren of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and her granddaughter Jillian and husband David Cannon of Ottawa, Ontario. She is survived by her brothers Joe Stasiuk and sister-in-law Elvena of Yorkton, SK and William Stasiuk of Russell, Manitoba. Alice was predeceased by her devoted husband Tom, her brother Mike Stasiuk, sister Ann Temchuk, brother- in-law Mike Temchuk and sister-in-law Alma Stasiuk. Alice was born in Glen Elder, Saskatchewan on March 24, 1924. She and Tom were married on October 29, 1944 and farmed together near Stenen, Saskatchewan for several years. In 1954, the family moved to Brandon. Alice was devoted to family and church, having been a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church since their arrival in Brandon. She was a long time active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League, at one time serving as its President. In her 50’s, Alice took on part-time employment at the former Brandon Mental Health Centre, now part of the Assiniboine Community College campus. She retired in 1983, ending her career as a supervisor in the housekeeping department. Due to chronic ill health, Alice’s last years were spent as a resident of the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. The family would like to thank the staff who provided care and comfort to Mom on a daily basis over the years. We also send a special thank you to those who took the time to visit with Alice, often bringing special treats and news of the day. These visits were truly cherished and appreciated. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating, assisted by Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in Alice’s memory.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
“Her memory is our keepsakeFrom which we will never part,God has her in His keeping,We have her in our hearts.”
Vichnaya Pam Yat!
BROWN: 1916-2011. Alice Evelyn Brown, of the Treesbank District, departed this life on September 14, 2011. Alice was born on September 20, 1916, the first child of Guy and Agnes Hetherington (Burnet). Guy was the Son of Albert E. and Alice Hetherington (Turner) who, in 1881, came to homestead in the Souris District from Millbrook Ontario along with other members of the Sowden party. Throughout her life, Alice treasured memories of her early years with her beloved family on the farm near Souris. Alice was a proud Canadian with lines from all branches of her family arriving in Ontario from Great Britain before Confederation. Alice graduated, after skipping three grades, from the Souris School at the age of 14. Her first job was with her Father at his law office in Souris. Alice married Morley Brown in Souris in 1938 and moved to their farm at SE 19-8-16 in the Treesbank District. In 1941 Morley joined the RCAF and Alice, with their son David, stayed with her parents in Brandon while he was stationed in Rivers. In 1945, Alice and Morley moved to Winnipeg. After Bob and Linda were born, Alice began her long Academic career, with the encouragement and support of Morley. She attended United College and the University of Manitoba. A brilliant student, she attained her Honours BA in 1952 and BPED in 1955. In the early 1950’s Alice began her first teaching job but continued her academic progress, which included Summer Sessions at Northwestern University, Harvard, and the University of Western Michigan where in 1968 she received a Master’s degree in Library and Information. Alice had a long and successful career as an educator with the Winnipeg School District and taught a variety of grade levels at Balmoral Hall, Clifton School, Principal Sparling School and Gordon Bell. She was Teacher/Librarian with the Winnipeg School District at Sisler School in 64-65, Hugh John McDonald in 65-66 and Daniel MacIntyre 66-69. Alice became Library Supervisor for the St. James Assiniboine School District and in 1972 received the Encyclopedia Brittanica School Library award in recognition of significant improvement of Elementary School Libraries. Throughout her life, History was Alice’s passion and in this field she was a notable Historian and prolific author. She was particularly interested in the history of the Fur Trade in SW Manitoba and in locating fur trading posts in that area; an interest shared by her husband Morley. Alice wrote many articles that are archived in the Manitoba Historical Society’s Transactions and helped Margaret Macleod with research for her book “Cuthbert Grant of Grant Town”. A Manitoba Historical Society member from the 1940’s, she was president of the Society from 1965-1967. Alice edited and wrote many articles for the Manitoba Pageant, a publication designed to encourage young people’s interest in provincial history. In 1979, Alice conceived of and was instrumental in launching a program to recognize farms and other properties that had survived 100 years and continued to be owned by the first family that claimed title. This program (Century Farms) continues to be widespread and popular. In 1970 she was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Historical Society for her work in the cause of promoting Manitoba History. 1982 marked the end of nearly forty years in Winnipeg when Alice retired and returned to her deep roots in SW Manitoba where Morley and she established a retirement home on the banks of a little stream that explorer David Thompson named Five Mile Creek. Alice was a tireless and unflinching advocate who often directed her skills and energy towards helping others. When she asked “Is there anything I can do to help?” she really meant it and her help and advice was often decisive. Both in Winnipeg and the Treesbank District, Morley and Alice welcomed many visitors with warmth and hospitality. Educator, Academic, Author, Historian all describe Alice, but the role from which she gained the greatest satisfaction, was that of Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Her heart was filled with love for her family and she took great interest in and was proud of their accomplishments. She was an important part of all of their lives. Hers was a wonderful, rich, long life lived by an extraordinary woman. Dearly loved, she will be deeply missed. Alice was predeceased by her mother Agnes (1959), her Father Guy (1973), son David (1986) and husband Morley (2002), and brother Ab (2002). She is survived by her son Robert (Jennifer McKenna), daughter Linda (Tony Wessels) and sister Eileen Warren. Her grandchildren Les, Evan, and Alexander (David), Jamie, Susie and Kristin (Bob) and Lindsay (Linda). Her great grandchildren Cory and Rudy (Evan Brown), Brittnay, Stephanie, Michael (Alexander Brown and Tawny), Findlay, Liam and Owen (Jamie Brown and Rachel Donner), Ketri, Max, Soleil, and Louis (Susie Brown and Steve Grise) and James and Jordie (Kristin Brown and Jack Ouellet). The Funeral service will be held at the Treesbank Community Church in Treesbank Manitoba, on Friday September 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Alice’s name may be sent to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Expressions of sympathy can made to the family by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
TRELKA: Mabel Laura Elizabeth Trelka, beloved wife of the late Charlie Trelka and dear sweet mother of Susan (Bob) Ash and Joe (Helen) Trelka, passed away with her family at her side at Fairview Home on September 14, 2011. A private family graveside service with Father Jerzy Urbanski officiating will be held. 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.
SMART: Dorothy Winnifred Smart was born April 10th, 1928 in Arden, Manitoba. She was the fifth child of nine born to William and Florence Smart. In 1947, she married Dave Smart, which then sealed the deal. It made her "Smart" for life. The joys of being a CPR wife meant packing and unpacking ten times in four years, before settling in Treherne. In 1955, they moved to Chater where they raised their family and lived for many years. Mom was the ultimate housewife. No running water, or few modern conveniences, but she never complained and always took the best care of her family. It was there that she learned to drive a car. In the pastures of Reed’s farm, with the kids in the back seat, mom taught herself to drive a standard, and the kids were so disappointed when Mrs. Angus told her not to start driving in third gear, which ruined all the fun. In 1971, they moved to Brandon. Mom worked as a nursing assistant at BMHC for 17 years. She will always be remembered for the kindness she showed to the residents in her care. Many times she would arrive at the family cabin with a van full of residents to treat them to a fun day out. She was a lover of travel, and was able to see many parts of the world; Africa, Great Britain, Alaska, Hawaii, and many Norm Olfrey bus trips with the girls to the US. She loved to sing in the choir, and was always the first one on the dance floor when the music started. Her clogging group won first prize at the Calgary Stampede in the talent show. We will always remember her Sunday dinners, when she could never have enough company around the dining room table. Mom and Dad moved into Lions Manor in 1999, which was her first brand-new home! Dorothy is survived by: her son, Danny (Andrea), daughters Bev (Gary) and Valerie (Dave), daughter- in-law Lorna (Murray); her grandchildren Vic (Shawna), Tanya (Sean), Heidi, Drew, Jonathan, Daniel (Shelly), Jessica, Carlie, Lindsay, Taylor, Tatianna, and David; great grandchildren Brooklyn, Taylor, Rowan, Annika, and Nicholas; her sisters Betty, Vera, and Audrey, brothers Donnie and Barry. She was predeceased by her husband Dave in 2001, son David in 1971, and son-in-law Greg in 2006; sisters Jean, Muriel, and brother Alan. We wish to thank Hillcrest for their kindness and care during her time there. A time of visitation and viewing will take place at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans Section on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
When I come to the end of the roadAnd the sun has set for meI want no rites in a gloom filled roomWhy cry for a soul set freeMiss me a little - but not too longAnd not with your head bowed lowRemember the love that we once sharedMiss me - but let me goFor this is a journey that we must all takeAnd each must go aloneIt's all a part of the Master's planA step on the road to homeWhen you are lonely, and sick of heartGo to the friends we knowAnd bury your sorrows in doing good deedsMiss me - but let me go
SMART: Dorothy Winnifred Smart of Brandon, beloved wife of the late David Smart, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the age of 83 years. A time of visitation and viewing will take place at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McCRIMMON, Brad. Suddenly September 7, 2011 at 52 years of age. Brad was proud to be from Plenty, Saskatchewan, Canada; he was a wonderful mentor to many in the game of Hockey. But, mostly he loved spending time with his family, friends and enjoyed spending time outside. He is survived by his best friend, wife and soul mate, Maureen for 21 years; his cherished children, Carlin and Liam; and his loving parents, Byron and Faye McCrimmon. Dear brother of Kelly (Terry) McCrimmon; brother-in-law of Michele (Bill) Van Belle, Bill (Chris) Carlin, Kevin Carlin, Bob (Elisa) Carlin and Rich (Joy) Carlin. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, September 16th, 4:30–9:00 p.m. at Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23165 Power Rd., Farmington. Funeral Mass Saturday, September 17th, 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes suggested to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington, 248-474-5200.
SMART: Dorothy Winnifred Smart of Brandon, beloved wife of the late David Smart, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the age of 83 years. A time of visitation and viewing will take place at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
RUSSELL: On September 9th, 2011 a great man was suddenly taken from us. John William Russell passed away in his home in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. John was born on December 6th 1953 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. John spent time living in many places. He touched the lives of so many people. He spent his last few years in Moose Jaw with his wife and son. He will be greatly missed and always loved by his wife of 36 years Terry, their children Terra (Kelly), Cathy (Mark) and Calvin, his pride and joy, his grandchildren Faith, Sadie, Brianna and Ryan, his brother and sister's Deborah (Bert), Rhonda (Brad), Gary (Terry) and his father Jack and his many nieces and nephews, uncle's and aunt's. Also all the people he met in his many years as a baker, chef, paramedic, photographer and business owner. Through these experiences, people became life long friends of John. He is predeceased by his mother Edith Russell and his "Wolf" Brandy. The funeral for John will be held September 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Pipestone Hall. John will be laid to rest at the Pipestone Cemetery following the ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Research Foundation.
POTTER: Dale Henry Arthur Potter, beloved husband of Maria Elizabeth Djaya Astuti Potter and father of Colin and Channa Potter died Saturday; August 27, 2011 in his 64th year of age. Dale is the son of the late James and Mildred Potter and brother of the late Lyle Potter. He is survived by his brothers Roy Potter and Lloyd Potter. A funeral service was held in his home in Jakarta, Indonesia August 31, 2011. Interment was in Tanah Kusir Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia. A Celebration of Dale’s Life for his Canadian family and friends will be held Saturday; September 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Virden.
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