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KOROSCIL: Dan Koroscil of Shoal Lake passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 50 years. Dan is survived by his wife Paulette, parents Nick & Helen Koroscil of Shoal Lake, brothers: Doug (Debbie) Koroscil of Shoal Lake, Ted (Janelle) Koroscil of Beulah, sister Connie (Brian) Kay of Shoal Lake, parents- in-law John & Lorraine Muzylowski of Shoal Lake, brothers -in-law: Wayne (Candyce) Muzylowski of Lloydminster, AB, Glen Muzylowski of Vauxhall, AB, sisters-in-law: Brenda Muzylowski of Edmonton, AB, Ellen & Kevin McLaughlin of Vauxhall, AB. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Shoal Lake Community Hall with Fr. Michel Nault officiating. Interment will follow in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Municipality of Shoal Lake (Shoal Lake Fire Dept. Fund).
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ISHENBERG: The Life of Marion Hannah (Simpson) Ishenberg. Marion was born on Sept 25, 1921 in her family farm house in Brookdale, Manitoba. She was the third child of Hector Lamont Simpson and Lena Jane (Walker) Simpson. Marions sister Eleanor was the first born in 1916. Francis came next in 1919, Dorothy in 1927, and last, but not least Charlie in 1930. Marion spent her entire childhood and school-age years in Brookdale. She was pre- deceased by her husband Harold, her father and her mother and her brother Francis and his wife Thelma. She was also predeceased by her sister-in-law Ida (Ishenberg) Sumner, brother-in-laws, John Sumner, Frans Swanson and Walter Yonda. She is survived by her sister Eleanor, her sister Dorothy and her husband Stanley Cook, her brother Charlie and his wife Ruby, and her other favourite sister-in-law Mildred (Ishenberg) Yonda. She is survived by her four children, her eight grandchildren and her seven great grandchildren. In 1940 Marion attended Normal School in Brandon, Manitoba and completed her teacher's training in 1941. Soon after, she began teaching at two different country schools, Lornedale and Glendale. Two of her favourite students were Roy McGillivray and Don Montgomery. Marion married Harold Ishenberg, January 26, 1944. She was obligated to resign from teaching once she was married. She finished the school year and then began her life as a farmer's wife. Marion had four children. Brian Harold arrived November 24, 1947, Julie Ann, October 20, 1949, Linda Jane, June 26, 1952 and Moira Leigh, March 25, 1960. They all lived on the farm in the Mentmore District, affectionately known as "Rocking Achers", which was named from the fact that all the rocks made your back ache! In 1959, Harold won a very special agricultural honour, the Nuffield Scholarship, a six month agriculture exchange in England and Scotland. He left in January, leaving Mom to manage the farm, the spring seeding, and three children, until she met up with him in London in July. They toured England, Scotland, France and Switzerland and made many lasting friendships. They often stayed at the Moira Hotel. In 1962, Harold and Marion built a new home on the outskirts of Neepawa and the family got to experience town life. Marion also resumed her teaching career at this time working as a substitute teacher. Marion was involved in many activities over the years. The Mentmore curling and skating rink was where the family spent many winter hours, and she continued to "bonspiel" even after the move to Neepawa. Summer time found Harold and Marion at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club. Dad was pleased to have a golf pro as a son in law when Moira married Shawn. Other past times included square dancing, Sweet Adelines, the W.I., Hospital Auxiliary, and the Neepawa United Church choir. Marion helped in starting the new Drop-In Center, she was on the Museum board when it was formed, and was involved in the Rotary Club though Inner Wheel. Following the death of her husband on July 1, 1988, Marion moved into an apartment in Neepawa. Pascal, Marion, and Claire Elissalde, Lindsay and Britt Hainstock and Keely, Britton, and Gabrielle Woods all have fond and special memories of their time together with Grandma. In December 2009, Marion moved to Country Meadows. It was almost like moving home, as she and Harold had once owned the property where the care home is built. Marion died of heart failure in the Neepawa Hospital on November 6, 2012. Those who wish may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Marions memory.Dear Mom, We are all grateful for having you in our lives. We are thankful for your unconditional love, no matter which path our lives were on. In difficult times you accepted us and loved us even more. We all have our own memories of the times we spent together. The legacy of your strength, your courage, your zest for life, your kindness to all, and your ability to show your love will live on through all of us. We all felt like we were the pride and joy of your life.
Love your children,grandchildren andgreat grandchildren.
HURD: It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Mildred Bernice Hurd on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the age of 84. Bernice was born in Regina in 1928 to Pearl and Roy McLachlan. She moved to Winnipeg at an early age then came to Brandon in 1944 to work in her fathers accounting firm. After her marriage she was a devoted wife and mother. She loved watching her children grow up and was so proud of their accomplishments. Bernice worked for several years when the children were grown up and after retiring loved to bowl and play golf. Painting, knitting, calligraphy, crafts, and tending to her garden filled her days. Her children fondly remember her renowned baking talents, especially lemon meringue pie, matrimonial cake, chocolate fudge and above all the coffee cookies. There were many children in the neighborhood who were caught with their fingers in the cookie jar at the Hurd household. Bernice loved to visit her children whether it was touring the Rockies with her daughter Linda or roasting hot dogs and marshmallows with her son Ray and her grandchildren at Lake Wellman in the Duck Mountains. She also made a few memorable trips to Collingwood, Ontario to visit her brother Jack. Bernice will be lovingly remembered by Lorne, her husband for 67 years, her daughter Linda Kollinger (Wayne) of Calgary, son Ray (Patsy), Brandon, sister Vivian Hamilton (Dean) Brandon, brother Jack of Collingwood, Ontario, special niece Pat McKinnon (Frank) of Winnipeg, granddaughters Dr. Carmen Hurd (Bret) and Carey Whelpton (Jeff) of Winnipeg and great-granddaughters Anna and Natalie Whelpton. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Pearl, her brothers Harold and Gordon, sisters Gwen Pratt, Ruth Shearer and Gladys Woods. At Bernices request a private burial and a family celebration of her life will take place in the near future. Arrangements by Memories Chapel of Brandon. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Fairview Home for all their love, care and support over the past three years - You are all angels.
HOLDER: Gertrude Irene Holder of Brandon, beloved wife of the late J. Walter Holder and dear mother of Douglas (Aldyth) and Eleanor McCallum (Richard) and grandmother of Scott, Carolyn, Shelly, Mark, Katherine and Jennifer. Gertrude was also a loving great grandmother of eight. Gertrude passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 with family by her side at the age of 94 years. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 361 Russell Street, on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David S. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish donations may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5H6.
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HANNAH:(nee Ryfa) Julia Helena Barbara Hannah, born July 29, 1920, near Roblin, MB, passed away Monday September 17, 2012 in Oakville, Ontario, at the age of 92. Cherished wife of the late George Hannah (1990). Beloved mother of Christine and her husband Mark Rzepecki of Oakville. Dear Nana to Michael, Lauren and Erica. Predeceased by her siblings Bernice Massina, Frank, Walter (Blondie), Wanda (Vi) Campbell, Natalie (Nettie) Vitt and Ted. Julie grew up in Brandon. She graduated from St. Michael's Academy and trained in nursing at Brandon Mental Hospital, Winnipeg General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal. She served as Superintendant of Nursing at BMH in the 1950's. Funeral Mass was conducted at St. Peter's Basilica, London, Ontario on Friday September 28, 2012. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
BADOWICH: Bernice Phyllis Badowich. This sweet and gentle lady passed away on November 24th on the Palliative Care Unit, peacefully and comfortably with family at her side. Bernice was born and raised in Brandon and except for a brief stay in Toronto resided here all her life. She was predeceased by her parents Joe and Nellie Sliwa, her husband Mike Badowich, her sister and brother-in-law Sophie and Herb Gudz. Bernice is survived by her partner of 24 years, Mike Andronick, and their many nieces and nephews, sister and brother-in-laws. She will be very missed by her niece and nephew, Janice Langston (Brad) and family and Garry Gudz and family. Bernice worked in various positions during her career, first at the Brandon Packers, then on to Shainos Furs where she was the manager. When not working she loved spending time at her cottage at Ditch Lake, travelling, knitting, playing cards and being with family and friends, especially her sister Sophie. She loved kids and dogs and they all adored her. Special thanks to Dr. Benade, the staff who cared for her while she was a patient at the Assiniboine Centre, your compassion and caring will not be forgotten. Also special thanks to Father Kevin Smith of St. Augustine's and Greg Hildebrand and all the staff of Memorys Funeral and Pre Planning Centre. If friends so desire donations in memory of Bernice may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Center Foundation A Sense of Home Campaign.
ADAMSKI: Joyce Adamski of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Michael J. Adamski, passed away peacefully with her children by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Mom was born in Hemsworth, nr. Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England on June 14, 1931. She was the second of five girls born to Edith and Frank Miles. Mom was predeceased by her oldest sister Molly in October, 2011 and her sister Irene in December, 2009 and is survived by her sister Jackie Jarvin (Brandon) and Greta Miles (Calgary). Mom and her four sisters had to grow up quite fast at a very young age as they lost their mother in May, 1941 two weeks shy of our moms 10th birthday. Moms father passed away in December, 1980. Mom will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her son Michael (Shannan) and grandchildren Jordan and Aisha; daughter Michelle Kukurudz (Ken) and grandchildren Scott, Cory, Kali and Joshua; daughter Jennifer Badgley (Norm) and grandson Samuel; son Mark (Jerri) and grandchildren Micaela, Tessa and Jack. Prayers were held for mom at the Brockie Donovan Chapel in Brandon on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and a celebration honouring moms life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Kevin Smith of St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Growing up for mom in England during the 1940s with one parent was difficult enough but it was even more strained as England and the rest of Europe was engulfed in the Second World War. Mom often recounted with us the many times she and her sisters huddled under their beds as air raid sirens echoed and the flash and thunder of bombs could be heard in the distance. While living in England, moms family attended church on a regular basis at St. Helens Anglican Church where mom proudly sang in the church choir, an art she thoroughly enjoyed throughout her entire life.Mom and her family emigrated to Canada in 1948 aboard the RMS Aquitania arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 25. Mom had already completed her high school education in England prior to moving to Canada and once here, entered into nurses training at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. She worked there and also at the Brandon Sanitorium later renamed the Assiniboine Centre where tuberculosis was being treated. Mom would work many long hours alongside Dr. Povah and specialized in the care of sick children sent to Brandon from the northern communities of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Mom and Dad married on October 25, 1958 ten years to the day mom had arrived in Canada. They would be the first couple to be married in the brand new St. Hedwigs Roman Catholic Church and proudly raised four children. Along with the many responsibilities associated with raising a family, mom often found the energy to devote time to her love of music and singing. Mom joined the Mental Hospital Ladies choir and also sang with the choir at St. Hedwigs. A lot of activities around our home were often filled with the sound of moms singing voice. Mom and dad were married for fifty years and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in October 2008. Unfortunately, five weeks later Dad would pass away on December 1, 2008. Mom managed on her own for two more years and then made the very difficult decision to part with the family home and take up residence at the Victoria Landing. It was here that mom reacquainted herself with many old friends and also met and made many new ones. Mom will always be remembered for her love of life, her unconditional love and devotion to her family and the level of fondness she bestowed upon her kids and grandkids. Throughout her entire life family was most important to her. She was an amazingly giving person never wanting much for herself but instead putting the needs of others first and foremost. Mom worked incredibly hard for everything she had and always taught us to appreciate the small things that life provided. We know that God has a place where mom can now sing to her hearts content. Heaven is her kitchen now and there she will have the opportunity to once again ensure Dad is looked after with all of her great meals and baking delights. With the difficult times mom faced these past few years with her health, we are all comforted to know she is in a better place now and is finally at peace. We are sure she is happy there, because in heaven there is peace. Mom we know we will see each other again. In the meantime, continue to guide us as we live our lives, watch over us, your four children and our families you loved so dearly. You will always be remembered mom each time we enjoy a cup of tea and youll continue to always hold a warm place in our hearts for as long as we live. Farewell Mom, we love you. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of our mom may be made to a charity of your choice.
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LINTICK: Cameron Roderick Lintick passed away September 6, 2012 in the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack, BC. He had been a resident for only one week following three months of dedicated care in his home by his son Dale and daughter-in-law Shirley of Brandon, Manitoba. Cameron was born on November 9th, 1930 in Edmonton, Alberta but grew up in Dauphin, where he received his education. He worked at various jobs; in Andy Newtons Meat Shop, at the Dauphin Herald and at Acklands. He married Shirley Meakin in November 1949, and in 1951, they moved to Port Colborne, Ontario, where he was employed by Imperial Oil. When they returned to Manitoba in 1959 he worked for Canadian Steel Tank and Metals Industries. Shirley passed away in March 1975. He moved in 1977 to Chilliwack, BC where he met his partner of 24 years, Vera Smith. Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Vera predeceased him in 2001. Cameron will be sadly missed by Dale & Shirley; his sister Donna and her husband Raymond Winters of Dauphin, as well as many nieces and nephews. Cam had many good friends in Dauphin, Brandon and Chilliwack and will be missed by all who knew him. Also left to mourn is his special friend and companion Marge Bothwick and her daughter Sharon Stelmaschuk of Chilliwack. He was predeceased by his parents Leslie and Susan Lintick and brothers Murray and Edwin. A graveside service was held November 12, 2012 in Dauphin where he was placed in the family plot.
NANTEL: Lee George Joseph Nantel 1942-2012. Eulogy for Lee Nantel, given by Mr. Brent White on November 19, 2012 in Brandon, Manitoba. It is my honour today to say good words about Lee Nantel. Lee was born in Schumacher, Ontario on October 17, 1942. For those of you a bit weak on your Canadian Geography- as I was until yesterday Schumacher is very close to Timmins - so close that some say it is now a part of Timmins. Some prominent native sons and daughters are Frank Mahavalich - former NHLer and now a Canadian senator, and Shania Twain. And, of course Lee Nantel. Schumacher is also very close to Iroquois Falls, and the principle activity in all of these communities is mining- hard rock mining- mining for gold. In 1942, there was a war on and times were hard. Lee was part of a family with two sisters who survive Lee: Jeaninne Nantel and Gaetanne Orsztynowicz. Lee grew up fluently bilingual in this hard working, hard living, hard drinking and hard rock mining town. Lee took particular joy in taunting his sisters and this left little time for sports. Besides, Lee's family had to make do with very little as was the case for most of the families of that day. At the rustic cabin near Timmins there were many fond memories- and Lee knew the two essential elements for R&R- enough firewood and enough beer. Lee never took a chance of running out on either.Lee had hard rock mining in his blood, and in his early 20's he started a series of moves that followed jobs in various mines in communities such as Thompson and Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, Pickle Lake in Northwestern Ontario and Sparwood, British Columbia. Lee lived his life with bi-polar illness and each of these moves presented a new start and an answer he hoped for life's challenges. Mining is a difficult and dangerous occupation and Lee was injured on the job- at one point requiring a lengthy period in hospital. He fought his way back and was able to pass the physical to get back to the job. He also managed to earn several suspensions for not using required personal protective equipment like masks and such, and all of this contributed to health challenges later in life. In 1978, something pretty important happened for Lee that would change his life for the better. He met Debbie Wright by chance, through his sister who was living in Brandon at the time, and attended a ceramics class with Debbie. For all of us that knew Lee, there is something quite significant that it was "ceramics" and his sister that brought them together. In 1982, they became a team (Debbie's term) and moved to follow mining jobs in some of the communities I have mentioned including that exciting metropolis of Pickle Lake, Ontario. Given the difficulty of the mining jobs it isn't uncommon for miners to retire early, Lee and Debbie decided to give that up and in 1984 they moved back to Brandon to be closer to Debbie's family. In 1993, Debbie and Lee were married. I am not sure who was the driving force on that decision, but I do know that Lee knew that Debbie was the force that kept his life on track in so many ways. As we know, there isn't much mining in Brandon and Lee tried a number of different jobs in Brandon, but as a miner at heart he found the transition a challenge. I remember seeing Lee working at Brandon's snooker hall- now the Seventh Street Health Access Centre- chomping a cheap and unlit cigar and keeping all of the unruly patrons in line with just a look and the occasional growl. But, behind the gruff exterior was a truly large heart. Lee started his last career in 1995 to work as a Mental Health Proctor. Some would say there is very little in mining that prepares one for working in this field- and they would be right. But, Lee had a great deal of hard-earned experience living with his own bi-polar illness- and that included experience with what could work and certainly what didn't work. Lee was very excited in his new role and quickly went out and purchased a van- just in case he needed to give rides to larger numbers of people. It didn't really matter that he didn't need the van because Lee loved to purchase vehicles- and not just any vehicle would do. There were cars and trucks with style and substance- and I remember a chain of them. His most recent purchase was his beloved Monte Carlo. Debbie told me last week that he went out with a practical list of what he needed for a vehicle- good gas mileage, four doors and such, and with an $8,000 budget... and he came home with a $12,000 two door pace car from the Nascar racing circuit. Classic Lee. Lee was very pleased to work as a Proctor for 15 years and received a long service clock a few years back- a point of considerable pride. He loved the fact that he this was a new and very different role and that he could help others. Some thought that Lee would not last at this job, but he loved it and carried it on to his very last day. He was always appreciative of the support and guidance of the various Mental Health workers, the chance to work with different clients who he valued as friends, and help from Debbie completing the paperwork. Over the course of the last few months, I have been meeting with Lee at Tim Horton's (Lee's choice) to talk about his retirement. In addition to Debbie's upcoming retirement, Lee's health over the last year - well decade for that matter, has been difficult. I remember a very long night in 2003 with Debbie and Lee in hospital and it looking rather grim. Lee was not expected to make the night, but Lee rallied with the support of many doctors and the ICU staff. Lee was able to make some of the needed lifestyle changes at that time, again with Debbie at his side, with equal parts loving encouragement and stern direction. Lee has been working less hours as a Proctor over the past few years, but he looked forward to his days each week at work. These days gave him a structure to the week and he was having a very hard time letting go. He enjoyed his last client's quiet ways and the many activities that they shared. Telling about Lee were his thoughts that when he retired he could provide transportation for seniors with health problems, and he wanted me to make sure his last client had someone else to take his place. Lee loved snooker, darts, fishing, campfires and barbecue. He had a special way to connect with some of the folks who had a hard time getting out there with others, and understood the value of a change of scenery, a "crop inspection" and an open fire. He loved to watch sportslive curling here in Brandon or on TV. He loved the Blue Jays and the Calgary Flames. He loved the remote- just ask Debbie. He also loved to surprise Debbie with his personal shopping skills. He phoned home one time and asked her to measure the top of a cabinet, and then shortly thereafter a 51 inch flat screen arrived in their home. Lee loved Canada. Throughout the years, Lee and Debbie have travelled to many parts of our country missing only the Maritimes. Lee thought Canada has so much to offer he couldn't understand why people went elsewhere- hence the Maple Leaf, a hockey player, the Rocky Mountains and the Ottawa Clock Tower on the program today. In our recent conversations, Lee was full of gratitude, and didn't utter a complaint- I think he saved those for Debbie. He recently turned 70 - he thought of all of these last years as bonus years and in spite of failing health and the NHL lock-out, he was so pleased to have the people and things in his life that made it meaningful. Lee loved Debbie. He so appreciated the stability and love that she brought to his life and credited her in our very last conversation with helping him make those 70 years. Lee passed away November 10, 2012 and leaves behind his sisters, an extended family with many nieces and nephews, friends and his wife Debbie. As per Lee's wishes and plans, interment will follow in Val Gagny, Ontario when he and Debbie will be joined together again in eternity. Lee will be missed, by all of us here today, and perhaps by more friends than he realized.
NEUFELD: The death of Frank Neufeld, age 88, beloved father of Jane, Marilyn and Leonard, occurred on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at his residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. Funeral Service will take place at Lakeview Community Church, 616 Lakeview Avenue, Killarney on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor John Klassen will officiate. Interment will follow at Killarney Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in Frank's memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
NORDQUIST: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Daniel Lloyd Patrick Nordquist.Danny passed away in Brandon, MB, on Monday, November 12th 2012, at the age of 52. Danny was born in Brandon on March 17th, 1960. He was raised in Brandon and always considered Brandon home. After quitting school at the age of 15, he worked as a painter. Danny continued painting for 37 years of his life and in that time accomplished a lot of great work in and around Brandon. Always taking pride in his work, though the job he was most proud of was the refurbishing of Clark Hall at Brandon University. Danny met hiswife Patty in 1979 and they married in June of 1981. On Father's Day of 1989, Danny and Patty had been blessed with their first child, a beautiful little girl, Jasmine. They then moved to Dauphin, MB and Danny worked as a plumber's helper for approximately 2 years. Upon receiving a job for Hay Decorating they moved back to Brandon. He was responsible for other workers and deadlines for all contracts. In 1992, Danny and Patty were blessed with their second daughter, Kelsey. Danny was a teacher in many ways with his children and others in his life, always wanting to help and make things easier for everyone. Practical jokes were played amongst co-workers, family and friends. If he could pull off a prank he would, doing anything to make anyone crack a smile was all he intended. In 2001, Danny and family moved back to Dauphin. Danny continued painting and other jobs that needed to be done. He would do his best at anything he tried whether he knew exactly what he was doing or not, he loved a challenge. No, was not an option to him, just do the job and he would. Danny was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 and enjoyed playing darts every Monday night with the Legion Dart Club. He always kept his hands busy with car and plane models,as well as, wood working. Danny is survived by his wife; Patricia Nordquist, daughters; Jasmine (Kris) and Kelsey (Scott) Nordquist, granddaughter; Alexandra Lynn Bowman, sister; Adene Anstett, brothers; Larry (Sharon), Blair (Heather) and Trevor Nordquist. He was predeceased by his father; Edwin Nordquist (1978) and his mother; Audrey Nordquist (1997). A celebration of Danny's life was held at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, November 19th, 2012. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiated. The family would like to express a thank-you to Memories Chapel (Craig Hayward), Rev. Shannon McCarthy, everyone who attended the service and were a part of Danny's life. Danny will be forever loved and missed for his kind heart, jokingpersonality and bear hugs that could make anyone feel better. Memorial donations can be made in honour of Danny to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PLANTE: Hazel Colleen Plante (nee Miller) beloved wife of the late Frederick Edward Plante, mother of Faye and Cheryl, passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Born on the family farm near Oakburn, MB the family moved to Vista Valley in the Rossburn District where Hazel received her education at the Birdtail Valley School. In December of 1944, she married Frederick Plante. Before moving to Brandon in 1958, Fred and Hazel lived in Saskatchewan and at Lynn Lake, Man. She was employed at both Eaton's and later at Woolco Department Store. She was very involved in the Brandon Horticultural Society and many ladies coffee groups. She was also involved in her church, Bethel Christian Assembly, for over 50 years. Hazel leaves to mourn her beloved daughters Faye Edmundson of Vancouver, B.C. and Cheryl (Mark) Cramer of Brandon, three grandchildren: Dwayne Rhoades of Vancouver; Janelle Stoehr of Vancouver; Graydon Cramer of Brandon, one great granddaughter Chelsea Stoehr. Also surviving are her siblings Bernard Miller of Brandon, MB, Marian Galvin of Ottawa, ON, and Gervin Miller of Vernon, BC and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Plante, parents Henry and Eva Miller; siblings Everett Miller, Dorothy Owens, Dolly Galvin, and Cordie Bateman. All are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A Reception for family and friends will be held immediately following the interment at Bethel Christian Assembly. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
REICHERT: The death of Alfred Reichert, age 93, beloved husband of Betty occurred on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Evergreen Place Personal Care Home, Boissevain, Manitoba. Memorial Service will take place at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Family Interment will take place at Killarney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alf's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba; 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9 or a charity of own choice.
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STEEN: Lois Geraldine Eaton Steen passed away Nov 9, 2012 at Birch Lodge, Hamiota with family by her side. Mum was born June 28, 1918 the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Doupe of Crandall where she received her schooling. On the farm she did her share of field work, stooking, stacking hay, pitching sheaves. Mum was fond of all sports, especially softball, played every position but loved and was an excellent pitcher. In 1941, mum married Ernest Rinaldo Steen and they farmed at Oak Lake until dad joined the forces in 1943. They had two children Marjorie (Mardie) and Mickey. Dad died at the age of 28, 1948 leaving mum to raise two small children. Mum worked in a café in Oak Lake for a time then returned to Crandall to be with family, working different jobs, then was lucky to get a housekeeping job for Dunc and Ken Smith. Mum was in the choir, worked with the messengers for 14 years, taught Sunday school, CGIT, attended W.M.S. and U.C.W. meetings. Mum and Ken moved into Hamiota in 1980 where she continued an active roll in church activities, but never forgetting her Crandall roots. Ken passed away in 1997. Mum missed her sister Marge Stevenson who passed away in 2005. Mum hardly missed an event involving her grandchildren, great grandchildren and any other grand children in the community, thus becoming Grandma Steen to many. When her health started to fail she moved to Lilac Residence enjoying her years there. When unable to help herself anymore mum made the decision to move into Birch Nursing Home. Mum lived a very active life until that time. Although mum had a lot of hardship in her 94 years, she met it with strong faith and great courage to make the best of each day. Mum was very proud of being a Mum, Grandma, Great Grandma, Great Great Grandma and Auntie.
We will miss her; and her saying You made my day!
STEWART (Morton): Jean Phyllis born April 20, 1921 to Harold and Harriet Morton of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away November 25,2012 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB. Jean grew up in Winnipeg and took her nurses training at the Winnipeg General Hospital. She married W.A. (Bill) Stewart of Oak River MB in 1947 and settled on the farm north of Cardale, MB. In 1985, Jean and Bill moved to Strathclair, MB where they enjoyed many great friendships . In 2007, Jean moved to Victoria Landing in Brandon, MB where again she settled in and made many new friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband Bill, son Bruce and brother Arthur Morton. She leaves to remember her with love her children Ann (Elmer) Koscielny, Alexandra (Rick Elder) Stewart, Ross (Pearl) Stewart, Jack (Helen) Stewart, her grandchildren, Jason (Karen) Koscielny, Trent (Karla) Koscielny, Chadwick (Michelle) Koscielny, William (Daniela) Stewart, John (Stephanie) Stewart, Alexander (Crystal) Stewart, Kate Stewart and Kim Stewart and 10 great grandchildren. A service to celebrate Jeans life will be held at the Strathclair United Church, Strathclair, MB on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place prior at the White Bank Lea Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jeans memory to a charity of ones choice.
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