Classifieds / Obituaries
CONTI: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday June 24, 2011 at the age of 90 years, Rudolph Carl Rudy Conti, of Glenboro, Manitoba. Rudy leaves to mourn his sister Emiliene Mills of Bowden Alta., nephew Richard Mills of Bowden Alberta, nieces Donna Visser of Fergus, Ontario & Joan Cotman of Florida as well as numerous friends. Rudy was predeceased by his wife Rowena (nee Myers) in 1998. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glenboro Cemetery with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Glenboro Personal Care Home Box 310, Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0. For on line condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com. Jamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
POOLE: It is with great sadness the families of Arnold Walter Poole announce his passing on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at a come and go reception from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Royal Canadian Legion, 34-2nd Avenue S.W., Minnedosa, on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. A private family interment will take place at Minnedosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arnold may be made to the Minnedosa Royal Canadian Legion Branch #138.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements are with Minnedosa Funeral Service, 204-867-3868.
STUART: George Herbert Stuart. May 22, 1918-June 21, 2011. Peacefully on June 21, 2011, George Stuart passed away at Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oakbank, Manitoba at the age of 93 years. A complete obituary will follow. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oakbank, Manitoba, 204-444-5444.
YATES: Bella Jane (Jean). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jean Yates loving aunt of George (Heather) McGhee, Jim McGhee, Margie (Brian) Taylor and great aunt of Cameron and Riley McGhee and Mandy Taylor, at the Hamiota District Health Centre on May 11, 2011 at the age of 96 years. She was predeceased by her first husband Ken Kelsey (killed in action), her second husband John (Scotty) Yates, her parents James and Isabella McGhee, her brother and sister-in-law John and Kay McGhee and her brother George (killed in action). Jean was born in the R.M. of Hamiota on December 8, 1914. She grew up on the family farm north of Hamiota. Jean received her education in Hamiota, then attended the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then took a secretarial course at Angus Business College. She worked for William Gray, a chartered accountant, in Winnipeg before moving to Vancouver, where she worked for Dominion Construction, a subsidiary of the Bentall Group, until her retirement at 65. Jean enjoyed traveling and made many trips back to Manitoba and to Scotland to visit relatives. She enjoyed traveling to other parts of the world as well. A family graveside service was held on June 4, 2011 at Hamiota Cemetery with Elsie Dickenson officiating. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Box 2248, Stn Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9 or to Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 Arrangements were with Campbell Funeral Home in Hamiota.
SCOTT: William (Bill) James, of Red Deer, Alberta, formerly of Brandon, Manitoba, beloved husband of the late Lorna Scott (nee Smith), passed away on June 15, 2011.
RUTHERFORD: Ellen Mac Rutherford of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Walter Doc Rutherford, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Ellen was born on July 9, 1922 in Souris and attended school in Carroll and Brandon. As well as teaching in Oak River, Holland and rural Brandon schools, Hunter and Poplar Hill, she worked 22 years in the farm office of M.J. Gowryluk & Sons at Holland. After moving to Brandon in 1989, she volunteered at the hospital, Art Centre and Lions Manor. She was a United Church member, a Rebekah, a lifetime member of the Tiger Hills Arts Association and a member of Central Happy Haven Bell Ringers. Ellen is survived by sons Neal (Tammy) and Glenn (Diane), grandchildren Megan and Riley, numerous nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law , Betty McFarland and Irene Dunn. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth McFarland, husband Walter Doc Rutherford in 1984, brothers Robert and Willard, niece Nancy Belcher and nephew Walter Matthews, sisters-in-law Margaret Jeffrey, Edna Matthews and Thelma Wooley. A Celebration of Ellens life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Sakasov of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will take place at Brookdale Cemetery, Holland, Manitoba at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, General Fund, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
RATZ: After a courageous battle with cancer, Kenneth Lloyd Ratz of Rivers, Manitoba died peacefully with his family by his side in Brandon, Manitoba on June 13, 2011. Ken was born April 6, 1934 in Brandon. He married Shirley (McRoberts) in 1956 and the couple raised two children, Larry and Janice. Ken is survived by his loving wife Shirley; son Larry (Joan) Ratz; daughter Janice Ratz (Davin Oleson); three grandchildren: Lesley (Dave) Creighton, Craig (Melissa) Ratz and Kyle (Jena) Ratz; six great-grandchildren: Aimee, Logan, Cole, Brooke, Mason and Leighton; brother Gordon and sister Ethel (Clark). He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Ida, his brothers, Harvey and John, sisters Dorothy (Joynt) and Betty Ratz. In the early 50's, Ken started farming south of Wheatland, where he raised his family. Ken's family meant the world to him. He loved spending time with them and was especially enjoying recent time with his great-grandchildren. Ken and Shirley retired to Rivers in the early 90's. Farming was in Ken's blood as he enjoyed helping his son Larry on the farm during busy times. In retirement, Ken spent a lot of summers at Clear Lake. He enjoyed special times sitting around the camp fire at the lake or in the coffee shop visiting with friends. Sports were another passion of Ken's. When he was young, he enjoyed playing baseball and fishing. He spent many a night watching his son Larry play hockey and this carried on with his grandkids baseball and hockey. Ken followed the Blue Jays games and had season tickets to the Brandon Wheat Kings for a few years with his daughter Janice. In Ken's retirement, when he wasn't curling in the winter, he was golfing in the summer. A service in memory of Ken was held at Rivers United Church on Friday, June 17, 2011. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiated. Donations in Ken's memory can be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Acute Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3, or Rivers Curling Club, Box 658, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0, or Riverdale Golf & Country Club, Box 117, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RANNIE: Suddenly, on Tuesday, June 14th, Jim Rannie of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away at the Birtle Health Center at the age of 92 years. James (Jim) Scarth Rannie was born in the Lidcliff District, Manitoba on December 2, 1918. James was the son of Robert Scarth Rannie and Eliza (Daisie) Harriet Rannie (nee Flett), and had 3 brothers, Robert, Douglas and Richard, and one sister, Sheila. At the outset of World War II, Jim enlisted in the Royal Winnipeg Rifle ("Little Black Devils") at the age of 21 and served overseas, where he was wounded in action. While overseas, Jim met Mary (Maisie) Elizabeth Rutherford Leask, and they were married on March 20th, 1951. Jim and Maisie have two children, Elizabeth and Graham. Jim and Maisie operated the family farm in Binscarth until the mid-1980's, when Jim retired and turned the farm over to Graham. Jim was also active in crop insurance for several years prior to retiring. Jim had a very active retirement, an avid golfer, their retirement home backed on the Binscarth Golf Course, which Jim regularly used. Jim also enjoyed fishing, and looked forward to his annual fishing trips with friends. He attended every Royal Winnipeg Rifles reunion until in later years health issues prevented him from attending. Jim was an active member of the Legion for 65 years. As well, he enjoyed meeting friends at Choy's restaurant for coffee, and looked forward to many family get togethers. Jim was predeceased by brothers Bob and his wife Dorothy, Doug, and Dick and his wife Noreen, sister Sheila and her husband Andrew. Jim will be missed by Maisie, son Graham and his wife, Janice, daughter Elizabeth and her husband Colin, 4 grandchildren Crystal and her partner Eric, Scott and his wife Hanna, Kristie and Sean, 6 great-grandchildren Hailey, Ben, Chayanne, Amaya, Ethan, and Sierra, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Monday, June 20, 2011 from the Binscarth Community Hall with Pastor George Fry officiating. Interment followed in the Binscarth Cemetery. The members of the Legion stood as an honor guard. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Russell Personal Care Home or Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service was in care of the arrangements. (204) 773-2747).
POOLE: Helen Gail (formerly Ludwig, nee Fairbairn). Peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at age 71. Predeceased by her beloved husband Art Poole, and her devoted mother Leila Chisholm (nee Baskier). Loving mother to Leah Ludwig (Larry DeVeau), Dave Ludwig (Pam), and Bob Ludwig (Penny). Proud grandmother to Jordan, Dylan and Mitch. Best friend and cousin to Ethel Mae MacArthur. Gail was born in Flin Flon and grew up in Winnipeg. She also lived with her aunt Helen Shea in Ontario for some years, during which time she and her cousin Ethel grew to be as close as sisters and the best of friends. Gail married and moved to Portage la Prairie and then Brandon with her first husband, Max Ludwig. She was a dedicated homemaker, a doting mother and a supportive wife. She sewed countless items for the Hadassah Bazaar to support Maxs Jewish heritage. During this time she and Max managed Kolchin and Boxer, an upscale furriers establishment. Working at Kolchin and Boxer was the beginning of a long career in retail for Gail. She went on to work at Reitmans, Kullbergs Furniture, and Zekes Jewellers. She was the perfect person to work in retail, as she loved meeting people, talking to them, and discovering enough about them to help them find just what they were looking for. She made many, many friends over the years. With her second marriage, to Arthur Poole, Gail found the love of her life. Gail and Art were the ultimate team. They worked side by side, tirelessly, maintaining their home in Brandon, a huge garden, and their beloved cottage near Riding Mountain National Park. They loved to garden, fish, travel, and socialize. These were the happiest years of Gails life. Gail was a sweet soul, a true lady, and a loving and generous person. She was also strong, brave and resilient. She will be ever remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. A graveside service honouring Gails memory was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on April 28, 2011, followed by a memorial reception at the Victoria Inn to celebrate Gails life. Donations in memory of Gail may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
PAWLUCK: Kenneth Pawluck of Rideau Park Personal Care Home passed away at his residence on May 29, 2011 at the age of 64 years. Ken was born in Brandon on March 25, 1947. He was well known in the community as an East Ender and he will be sadly missed by his long-time friends and caregivers. Burial took place in the family plot at the Brandon Cemetery on June 10, 2011.
OCONNELL: Jean Stella (nee Schott). Peacefully at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 in her 87th year. Beloved mother of Robert Evans (Cheryl), Karen Redmond (Robert) and Rhonda Cross. Loving grandmother of Robert, David, Robyn, Tammy, Kimberly and Robbie and great grandmother of several great grandchildren. Visitation will be held in the Chapel at St. Peters Church on Friday June 24th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. If desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, St. Peters Church or Sisterhood of St. John Divine.
Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.
MCRAE: The death of William McRae, beloved son of Larry and Teresa McRaeoccurred accidently on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Prayers will be said atMemories Chapel on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Divine Liturgy will becelebrated at Central United Church 327-8th Street on Monday, June 27, 2011at 10:30 am. Celebrant will be The Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Cantor will beStella Fedeniuk. A private family service of Interment will be held at theRosewood Memorial Gardens. Complete obituary information will follow.Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Bill to the CanadianCancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C2B7 or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-PlanningCentre, 727-0330.
GRAY: The death of Eileen Catherine Gray occurred at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The ceremony to celebrate Eileen's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment will follow in the Carroll Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Eileen to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DOWN: Noreen Robertson Down (April 7, 1923 June 22, 2011), passed away peacefully with her sons by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Noreen was predeceased by her husband Leonard in September 1999 and by an infant son, Keith. She leaves behind her three sons: Bill (Bonnie), John (Susan), Bob (Bonnie); grandson Jeff, granddaughters Jamie (Wade), Danielle (Mark), Darla, Robyn (Dave), Kristen (Jesse); great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Nathan, Brooke, Bailee, Hayden; and brother Barry Wallace of Merritt, B.C. Mom enjoyed playing cards and was always up for a game of crib. She took pleasure in beating us, which came pretty easy sometimes. Hobbs Manor was a great place for Mom she enjoyed all the activities there, which kept her busy. Special thanks to all of Moms friends from Hobbs who came to visit her, your visits made her day. Thanks to Dr. Meredith and staff at the Assiniboine Centre for all their care and support. The Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Robin Walker of St. Matthews Cathedral officiating. Interment will follow at the Rounthwaite Cemetery. Donations in memory of Noreen may 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.
CHASTKO: Anne Chastko (née Rebenchuk), passed away peacefully at age 98, on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Anne was born at Erickson, Manitoba on June 1, 1913, the third of four children, to Fred and Rose Rebenchuk. After her marriage to Stan Chastko on May 27, 1937, they had two boys Bernard and Robert. Anne and Stan along with the boys, began farming in Ozerna, Manitoba and after seven years they moved to Kelloe, Manitoba. Seven years later they moved to another farm near Kelloe and successfully farmed there for 30 years until 1981, at which time they retired and moved to Brandon. Anne was a character and when asked what she liked best about farming she would say the hard work. But when asked what she liked least about farming she would reply just as convincingly the hard work. During their retirement they spent their time tending their house and yard as well as a large garden. They enjoyed entertaining friends around their table and especially relished a good game of cards. They went on several holidays with son Robert, driving and camping together. Anne was the goddess of her kitchen and spent many hours both preparing for and then hosting family and friends. Each meal seemed to flow into the next with preparation and attentiveness and she treated her guests with that same devotion. She taught many of us her tricks of the trade in the kitchen for many dishes and particularly Ukrainian holiday dishes, which she prepared throughout the year. She also did quilting with a group of women in Brandon. At the time of her husbands death in 2003, she moved to Winnipegs Heritage Lodge, then a year later to Riverview Health Centre, where she made friends with staff and residents. Anne will be greatly missed by son, Bernard (Vicky), daughter- in-law Rose and family; grandchildren: Lorne (Donna), Jacqueline, Raymond (Karlin) and Valerie (Dave); great grandchildren: Vanessa, Kari, Westan, Brenden, Noah, Levi, Trevor and Stacy; and numerous other relatives and their families. She is survived by sisters-in-law Anne Rebenchuk and Mary Rebenchuk. Anne was predeceased by husband Stan; her three brothers Bill, Mike and Nick; her son Robert and granddaughter Charleen. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St Augustine Church, 327 4th Street, Brandon, with Father James Ahaneku as Celebrant. A time of viewing will take place prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be: Raymond Chastko, Westan Chastko, Tom Chastko, Allan Rebenchuk, Paul Sorochynski and Jerry Kozicki; Honourary pallbearers: Mary Rebenchuk, Anne Rebenchuk, Theresa Michalchuk, Cecilia Munro, Ed Leganchuk, Rose Leganchuk, Gerry Reboul, and Carrie Sorochynski. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverview Health Centre for their years of care and compassion shown to Anne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverview Health Centre Foundation, One Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 2P4 or www.riverviewhealthcentre.com.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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