Classifieds / Obituaries
PEARCE: Kerri Leigh Pearce (nee Vinck) was born November 13, 1976 and was taken suddenly on January 6, 2011. Kerrie is survived by her loving husband, Quintin; two sons, Aidyn and Spencer; mother, Sharon Vinck; sister, Tracy; mother and father-in-law, Mary and Terry Pearce; and brother-in-law, Kent. Kerri was predeceased by her father, Auguste (Gus) Vinck in 2005. Kerri will be loved and missed by many family and friends. She grew up in the small community of Grande Clairiere and attended school in Hartney and Reston. Kerri graduated from ACC in 1997 with a diploma in Business Administration. Her passion and pride was being a loving mom to Aidyn and Spencer. She happily spent many an hour doing crafts, playing games and reading stories with her boys. She loved the time she spent at their cabin at Oak Lake with her family. Kerri was known for her creative streak ~ there wasn't much she couldn't make, from her denim blankets to her spoon handle rings. The Ceremony Celebrating Kerri's Life was held on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Central United Church. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiated. A private graveside service was held at the Humesville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kerri may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PATTERSON: Gordon James Patterson, age 61 passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Boissevain Health Centre in the early morning of Jan. 6,2011 with family by his side. Gord was born at the Boissevain Memorial Hospital on July 27,1949 the only son of Jim and Helen Patterson. He was one of 4 babies born at the hospital that day. He grew up in the Fairburn District and attended Fairburn School with his three sisters, Betty Anne, Donna and Trudy. He participated in 4-H Beef and enjoyed playing hockey with the Minto Mustangs, baseball, curling with the McCausland Sawdust & Gravel rink, golfing in the Tuesday nights mens league. His skates and coach whistle were retired with him. Gord and Sharon (Kinsley) were married June 7,1969. They purchased Wilbur and Gleva Oriss's farm, right across the road from his parents where they raised their daughter Missy and son Scott. Gord farmed with his Dad for many years, and then later with Scott. They had grain & cattle, also pigs. After retiring from the grain farming, he remained working with cattle. More recently, he was employed with Rob Adams Eavestroughing, Rourke Farms of Minto, the Boissevain and Deloraine Hospitals in the maintenance department. He enjoyed his work at all these jobs and made many great friendships with his co-workers Gord enjoyed coaching Scott's hockey teams & being a #1 fan at all the sporting events with his kids over the years. Gord & Sharon never missed a Portage Terriers game when Scott played with them. Gords favorite role of all was being "Poppy" to Kinsley, Sydney, Jenna & Ryan. The grandkids loved their grandpa and he loved them. We were never really sure who was the biggest kid of all. He enjoyed giving piggyback rides, going swimming or just cuddling on the couch with his grandkids. He was so proud of their accomplishments in all their activities. A family trip to Minot & a summer holiday with all the kids on a houseboat last summer created some very special memories for our family. Gord loved all kinds of music, playing his banjo with the Patterson relatives, learning to dance at the Sat. dances at Fairburn and Wassewa schools then teaching Missy and his grandaughters to polka and two-step. He found it pretty hard to sit still if a good tune was played anywhere. He had a sense of humour like no other which he kept to the end. He loved to tell stories and joke with his many friends. In September, 2009 Gord was diagnosed with ALS. After coming to terms with the disease he battled it with dignity. As the months passed it became harder and harder for him to perform everyday tasks, but he never complained and always tried to find ways to keep his independence. During this time his morning coffee shop friends brightened his days as did the emails and jokes he received on his computer. He will be sadly missed by wife Sharon, daughter Missy and husband Tom Campbell, grandchildren Kinsley and Sydney Ransom, son Scott, his wife Tina, grandchildren Jenna and Ryan. Gord is also survived by his sisters, Betty Anne Turner, Donna (Brian) Boyle, Trudy (Jim) Nay. Sharons Mom, Mildred Kinsley, and siblings Bonnie (Nick) Thompson, Rick (Gwen) Kinsley, Murray (Donna) Kinsley, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of many, many good friends. Gord was predeceased by his parents Jim and Helen Patterson, father-in-law Charlie Kinsley, brother-in-law Bob Turner. We would like to thank Dr. Nell for all his support, wisdom and kindness through Gord's illness and the great staff at the hospital who provided such great care and treated him with so much dignity during his short stay. Gord's United Church service was held at the Whitewater Mennonite Church on January 10, 2011 with Rev. John Oldenkamp officiating. Gord's pallbearers were Wayne Clyne, Stacy Johnston, Rhett Turner, Brad Nay, Rob Adams and Keith Burton. We will miss the twinkle in his eyes and his heart warming smile. He left us much too earlybut we cherish the time we were given.
FOWELL: Joy Marie Fowell (nee Joy Marie Kuehn Pollard), 80, died early on Sunday morning, December 5th, 2010 in Torrance, California. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Leonard R. Fowell; by her four children, Richard Fowell, Joy Elaine Fowell, Loree Fields, and Irene Marie Fowell; and, by her five grandchildren, Cheryl, Karen, Austin, Brandon, and Justin. She is also survived by her beloved older brother, Ray Irwin; her four nieces, Lori Orr, Joy Fodor, Janice Irwin, and Julie McAuley; and her two nephews, John and Michael Pollard. She was predeceased by her cherished older brother, Edward (Eddie) Pollard. Joy was born on September 23, 1930 in Vancouver, British Columbia to Emeline Joy Otto Pollard and Arthur Henry Pollard. She grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and there she attended the University of Manitoba where she met her husband. During her childhood, she spent many happy times at her grandparents Friedrich and Marie Ottos farm near Ashern, Manitoba. Her cousins located in the Ashern and Emerson areas were always very important to her. Following marriage, Joy and Leonard moved to Palos Verdes Estates, California in 1960, where Joy lived until near the end of her life. Joys focus was always on her family. She enjoyed receiving and writing letters, painting, sewing, gardening, and flowers. She was kind to animals and especially to the family pets. She shared her love of sewing by teaching sewing to groups of girl scouts and she shared her love of family by teaching the Sunday preschool at The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes. She took wonderful care of her family, and she will be missed always. To her relatives and friends: In the spring, please plant sweet peas in your gardens in her memory. She would have loved that - you all meant so much to her....knock and the door will be opened to you Matthew 7:7
KSHYMENSKY: The death of Tim Kshymensky occurred at Brandon Regional Health Centre on December 30, 2010. Tim was born in Brandon on August 21, 1964 and he graduated from Crocus Plains High School. Tim spent thirty years working for the Brandon Regional Health Authority as well as working in the family business, M & T Professional Carpet Care, for thirteen years. Tim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends as well as reading his books and watching his favorite sports teams on TV. Tim loved playing board games and looked forward to Sunday nights which was Board Game Night. Tim is survived by his wife Angela who he married on June 18, 1988; sons Michael and T.J.; mother Marjorie Shymensky; sister Jo-Ann Kshymensky; brother Jamie Kshymensky and niece Trish Kshymensky. He was predeceased by his father Mike Kshymensky. The Funeral Service for Tim was held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Pastor Josh Taylor officiated. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Tim may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2. The family wishes toextend special thanks to Kim Wallis and also to everyone who sent flowers, thoughts and prayers.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ARMSTRONG: David Pitt Armstrong of Sinclair passed away at the age of 90 at the Melita Health Centre on Saturday December 18, 2010 following a brief battle with cancer. He was born Jan 11, 1920 to Janet (Pitt) and John Armstrong on the family farm NW 22-6-29. Dave attended Crescent and Sinclair Schools. From May 1941 to February 1946 he served as a turner (machinist) in the Canadian Army in Canada and overseas. This time in the army during the war shaped his outlook on life. In 1947 Dave and his brother John formed a partnership, running a grain and beef cattle operation on the Armstrong family farm. Dave had a love of animals which began as a child and he took great pride in the care he gave the animals he raised. Dave was an avid baseball player in his youth and he continued to attend ball games in the area. He was interested in everyone in his community. He was active in the Royal Canadian Legion branches at Sinclair and Reston. In later years he curled at Reston and enjoyed travel to bonspiels. After Daves mother Janet died, Betty Thompson came to work and later live at the farm with her two sons. Dave always appreciated the care she took of him especially recently. David had reduced his work on the farm over the last few years but he continued to do some farm chores and be interested in farm decisions until he went into Melita Health Centre in October 2010 where he remained until his death. Dave is predeceased by his parents John and Janet (Pitt) Armstrong; brothers John and Norman; sister Grace Moore; brother-in-law Dick Moore. He is survived by his sister Jean of Winnipeg; nephews Neil Moore; Hugh Armstrong and children Chloe, Tessa, Simon and Olive; David (Linda) Armstrong and children Grace and Mia; nieces; Lois (Brian) Klaponski and son Adam; Elaine Armstrong and children Matthew and Zane McGrath; sister-in-law Harlaine Armstrong; special friends Betty and Ron Thompson; David Halls; Brian (Bonnie) and son Wyatt Ramsey. Dave will be missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date. Daves family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the Melita Health Centre for the fine care given to Dave while he was in the hospital. Thank you also to Gary and Brian of the Reston Ambulance Service. We would also like to thank everyone for visits, cards and flower arrangements sent to Dave while he was in the hospital as well as after his passing. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. Our family is grateful to Rev. Dwight Rutherford, the ushers Mel and Shirley Williamson, the organist Joyce Hawkins, the Reston and Pipestone United Church Choirs and Redpath Funeral Home for their contribution to Daves funeral. Thank you as well to the Reston United Church Guild and the Sinclair Lions Club for the delicious lunch they prepared and served after the service.
BRANUM: Maria Cecile Branum (nee Roziere) of Oak Lake, Manitoba, beloved mother of Roger, Angela and Jonathan, passed away at home in Oak Lake Wednesday; January 12, 2011 at the age of 64 years. Funeral service will be held from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Virden Saturday; January 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Geoffrey Angeles and Deacon Wilfrid Barre officiating. Interment will take place in the spring in Oak Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, the family would appreciate donations being made to Oak Lake Garden Club in memory of Maria. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BENN-WOLFE: Peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Delaney Benn-Wolfe of Birdtail Sioux First Nation passed away at the Hamiota Health Centre at the age of 36 years, with his mother by his side. Delaney was predeceased by his father Earl Wolfe, brothers Marshall and Clifton, sister Jeannette and a sister in infancy. Surviving are his mother Lillian Benn, brothers: Elvan (Donna), Carl (Mary Ann), Faron, sisters: Violet Merrik (Roger), Verna Warner (Len), Alice Flett (Hubert), Rose McAskie, Priscilla Benn (Terry), Teenah Wolfe (Norman) and numerous nieces and nephews. A traditional wake will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. from the Can Kaga Otina School, Birdtail Sioux First Nation. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Can Kaga Otina School with Rev. Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. Interment at Can Kaga Otina Cemetery with a traditional feast to follow. If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Raes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
ROBERTS: Lorna Jean Roberts, beloved daughter of the late Allan and Elsie Roberts; passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 58 years of age. A service to celebrate Lornas life will be held at the Bethal Christian Assembly Church, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Messages of condolence can be sent to Lornas family at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
KINDRAT: The death of Leonard Peter "Len" Kindrat occurred in the city on January 10, 2011. The Celebration of Life for Len will be held near the end of January. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Len to a charity of one's choice. Complete obituaryinformation with service details will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RODGERS: Robert Alexander (Buck). August 28, 1941 January 10, 2011. Robert Alexander (Buck) Rodgers, beloved husband of Joan, passed away at home, after a valiant struggle with cancer. Bob is survived by his wife Joan; brother Mike (Jane); sister Peg (Mike); daughter Ginger (Will); son Bob (Akemi); and grandchildren Tyler, Bobby and Hanako. Bob was born in Winnipeg and joined the PPCLI in 1959, after topping his basic training course he was selected for officer training and topped his next course as well. While serving with the PPCLI he was an instructor in the Airborne School from 1967-1970, and then went back to school earning a Masters Degree in Psychology in 1980, then becoming a professor at the Royal Military College. When he retired from the regular force in 1986 he began instructing at SAIT where he later sat on the board of governors, and also joined the Kings Own Calgary Regiment eventually becoming the Commanding Officer before retiring in 1995. In retirement Bob moved to Onanole, Manitoba where he enjoyed camping and driving a school bus as well as being elected as a municipal counsellor for the RM of Park. Recently he moved back to Airdrie to be closer to his grandchildren. Bobs final moments were spent surrounded by those who love him and he will be missed. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember him. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloways, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queens Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations in Bobs name may be made to Military Families Fund. In living memory of Bob Rodgers, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
NELSON: With great sadness our family announces the passing of Louise Phyllis Nelson (nee Zahodnik) on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Brandon Regional Health Centre after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Floyd and loving mother to Tannis, Renald and Eric. Louise, our Mom, was born in Mountain Road, Manitoba to Harry and Jessie Zahodnik on June 26, 1931. She spent most of her early years in that area until moving to Brandon in the late 50s to join T. Eaton Company as a cosmetician. Mom met Dad while he was on leave from the DEW Line she worked with his sister, Ruby. Our parents married after a short 4-month courtship on June 16, 1962. Mom quit her job upon marriage so she and Dad enjoyed a long honeymoon through western Canada and the northern U.S. Dad secured a job with Manitoba Telephone System in Brandon upon their return and babies followed: Tannis on February 11, 1964; Renald on October 31, 1966; and Eric on January 21, 1968. Mom was a devoted wife and mother. As we grew older, the Nelson house was the place for the neighbourhood kids to hang out. Mom was the hostess with the mostest, making sure everyone had snacks and looking past the mess in the basement. She remained a stay-at-home Mom throughout our childhood. That meant that we could look forward to lunches that most kids could only dream about: favourites like lasagna, hamburgers, pancakes, macaroni and cheese; snacks like muffins, donuts and cinnamon buns all homemade, of course. Our family enjoyed yearly summer camping trips, often to places our parents visited on their honeymoon. Mom was equally adept at building campfires and cooking over them. Many laughs were shared on the road and around the fire. About the time Eric hit his teens, Mom went back to work at Eatons - this time in Mens Wear. She was a hard worker and enjoyed getting to know her young colleagues; they were always excited to see her, even years after her retirement. Upon retirement, Mom and Dad spent time travelling to Victoria, B.C. and to wherever their boys lived across Canada. They could also be found tending to their vegetable and flower gardens or at the Green Spot. Mom loved the outdoors and usually had her breakfast on their sunny patio during the summer months. As our family grew, our parents continued to host family gatherings with Mom cooking up a storm and Dad, her trusty sidekick, helping with clean-up. Baba loved and enjoyed all of her grandchildren. Mom was a nurturer and a loyal wife and friend. She had an easy laugh and a warm hug. She will be remembered with love and missed terribly. She is survived by her husband, Floyd; daughter, Tannis (special friend, Jeffrey) in Brandon; sons Renald (Diane) in Winnipeg and Eric (Karen) in Calgary; and 7 grandchildren: Charlean (fiancé, Corey), Chay, Brooklynn and Tanner Nelson in Calgary; and Emilie, Daniel and Erin Nelson in Winnipeg. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth (Morris) Pickering in Winnipeg; sister-in-law, Ruby Nelson in Edmonton; brother-in-law, Don (Isla) Nelson in Camrose, Alberta; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son, David; her brother, Victor Zahodnik; parents Harry and Jessie Zahodnik; and sister-in-law, Dora Law. In celebration of Moms life, a come-and-go tea will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre at Brockie Donovan, 332 8thStreet, Brandon. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Moms memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 824 18thStreet, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
STRACHAN:Harold James Strachan; of Hamiota,Manitoba; beloved husband of Florence; father of Murray (Carolyne), Calvin (Evie), Linda (Bob) Wickens, Judy (Greg) Rahn; grandfather of Megan and Michael Strachan, Whitney and Morgan Strachan, Jason, Matt, Shawn Wickens, Katherine (Jess) Senniker, Steven Rahn; great grandfather of Lauren Senniker; passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 81 years of age. A service to celebrate Harold's life will be held at the Hamiota Community Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM. A private family interment will take place at the Hamiota Cemetery. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Harold's Memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association - Westman, 727B 10th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to a charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence to the family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
PEARCE: Kerri Leigh Pearce, beloved wife of Quintin, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 6, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Kerri's Life will beheld at the Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. A private graveside service will be held. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Kerri to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MILLMAN: Owen Edward Millman of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Doris Jane Millman and father of Dorothy McGill, Joyce Lamont, Bob and Ken Millman and the late Edward Millman, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the age of 91 years. A time of visitation will take place at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McIntyre officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. 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
MCLEOD: Allan G. McLeod of Mather, beloved husband of Joyce dad to Jeff, Kevin, Grant and Lyle age 51. Died on January 6, 2011 at Trilake Health Centre Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 11, 2011 at the Cartwright Centennial Hall, Cartwright, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Allan may be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Association www.cpamanitoba.ca/ or Cartwright and Area Foundation, Cartwright, Manitoba, R0K 0L0.Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.com
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