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KOROSCIL: David Leslie Koroscil of Brandon, beloved husband of Mona and dear father of Jessica (Margaret), Micheal (Kyla), Levi and Anthony, Dido to Aavril and Adelaide, passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital, Pallative Care Unit, in Winnipeg on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the age of 56 years. Prayers will be held for Les at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Les may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western MB Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MISCAVISH: Melvin Lawrence (Mel). It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce Mel's passing on the evening of March 05, 2011, at the Neepawa Health Centre, with his loving niece, Joanie, at his side. Mel passed away at the age of 75, after a 3 1/2 year struggle from a debilitating stroke, and finally, pneumonia. A celebration of Mel's life will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at the Viscount Cultural Centre, 293 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa, followed by internment of cremated remains at Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa. White's Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Longer obituary to follow in Saturday’s paper.
ROSS: M. Norrine Ross, formerly of Rivers, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late David Ross; mother of Sue (Ray) Wrightson, Dan (Susan) Reedy; step-mother of Tim (Barb) Ross, Judy (Bill) Hume, Carolyn Ross; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 83 years of age. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Norrine’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 – 18th St Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WATKINS: Eva Mae Watkins beloved wife of Gerald, of Newdale, Manitoba passed away on March 4, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 71 years. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Newdale United Church, Newdale, Manitoba. Interment will take place at Newdale North Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, the Arthritis Society, or Newdale United Church. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
THOMSON: It is with great sadness the family of Hugh "Hooter" Thomson announce his unexpected passing on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ceremony to Celebrate Hugh's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. also at Memories Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date at the Marney Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in memory of Hugh may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7, Kidney Foundation, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBINSON: Anne Robinson, August 21, 1918 - March 5, 2011. Loving wife of Tom Robinson, Boissevain, Manitoba. Funeral Services Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Boissevain United Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Westview Lodge Sunroom Project, Box 819, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0. Complete obituary to follow. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
NELSON-BIRSS, Maxine. Sept. 21, 1924 - Feb. 25, 2011. After battling Alzheimers for many years Maxine passed away peacefully at Hanning House in Cambridge, Ontario. She was the daughter of Raymond and Hazel Jones of Brandon, Manitoba, sister of Marilyn Kerr and Bill Jones, and predeceased by her two husbands William (Ken) Nelson (1977) and Thomas (Ken) Birss (2003). She has left her children John Nelson (Susan), Virginia Pearce (Jim) and Meredith Harron (Joe), their families, the Birss family and her many friends with fond memories of her easily expressed opinions, her style and her strength. Mackie was pleased to be a grandmother and a great grandmother. She had a love of travel, music, and knowledge. Of her many accomplishments she was particularly proud of her 25 years of teaching (Biology) at Waterloo Collegiate. She was an inspiration to all of us, always heralding the beauties and wonders in the world and the importance of spending life looking for them. She shall be missed. Her burial wishes will be followed. Her cremated remains will be returning to her home in Brandon, Manitoba. A memorial service will be held in Cambridge, Ontario. Maxine supported others in many ways and in lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society or your chosen charity would be greatly appreciated as a way of continuing this support.
There is no death in remembrance.
GREALEY: It is with great sadness that the family of Leonard "Len" Roy Grealey announces his passing on March 6, 2011 at the Brandon RegionalHealth Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Friends whowish may make a donation in memory of Len to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MARSDEN: Eileen Mary Marsden of Brandon, beloved mother of John and Judy, passed away at her residence at Fairview Home on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the age of 97 years. A funeral service will be held to honor Eileen’s life at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Chad McCharles of St. James Anglican Church, Neepawa officiating. A private family interment will be held prior to the funeral at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eileen may be made to Fairview Fund, 1351 –13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A- 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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COMBER: Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Sunday March 6, 2011 at the age of 85 years, Maudie Leona Comber (nee Campbell) of Glenora, Manitoba. Maudie leaves to mourn her passing her daughters Lorraine Comber of Brandon, Judy (Bob) Borus of Winnipeg, son Brad Comber of Winnipeg, grandchildren Blaine & Brett Ainsley, sister Dorothy Fines of Fruitvale B.C., as well as extended family and friends. Maudie was predeceased by her husband Harry in Nov. 2009, son Blaine, brothers Lorne (Wilma) and Colin Campbell, sister Margery (Don) Henderson and by brother-in-law Roy Fines. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday March 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Baldur United Church with Rev. Peter Warkentin & Helen Delorme officiating. Interment will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Glenora Hall. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Maudie’s memory to the Glenora Historic Society Inc., c/o Evelyn Odell, Glenora, Manitoba, R0K 0Y0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon MB R7A 2W8. For online condolences, please visit Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
CANTY: Tim. December 23, 1953 – March 2, 2011. With heavy hearts, we announce that Tim Canty passed Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Tim was born in Winnipeg on Dec, 23, 1953. He grew up in Brandon before moving to Calgary as a teenager. He spent many years in Calgary working in Fire Protection. The last 10 years of his life were spent in Red Deer with spouse Debbie Hutton and their dogs. Tim is also survived by daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Anthony Arcuri and grandson Owen, sister Louise Fox and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599) on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through & Holloway “Park Memorial Chapel” 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2S 2L5. Phone: 403- 243-8200 Fax: 403- 243-7344.
BEAM: Rose Diane Beam (nee Lawryk). Peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2011, Rose Beam passed away in the Valleyview Care Centre at Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 87 years. Rose was born July 1, 1923 to John and Anna Lawryk at Valley River, Manitoba. She was the fifth of seven children and was raised on the family farm and attended the village school in Valley River where she received an education to the level of grade 8 or 9. She had four brothers (Mike, Frank, Jack and Steve) and two sisters (Marie and Helen). Helen is her younger sister and is the only living sibling. Rose married George Stanley Beam (known as Stan) on May 25, 1945 at Portage la Prairie and together they raised two children Judy “Lynn” Smith and Don. They farmed until Stan passed away in 1966. Rose then moved into town and worked briefly at the Saan store but soon found a better position at the Women’s Correctional Institute where she worked until her retirement in 1988. Rose has 5 grandchildren (Rennie, Caury, Jason, Dana and Dallice) and 3 step-grandchildren (Darlene, Connie and Calvin). At present she has 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Rose was raised in the Ukrainian Catholic religion but changed to the Protestant faith when she married Stan. She attended Trinity United Church for many years. Rose was a longtime member of both the Order of the Royal Purple and the Ruth Rebekah Lodge. In earlier years, Rose sewed clothes and knit sweaters for her family. She used to enjoy doing crossword puzzles and playing scrabble with her grandchildren. At present her only interest was doing word seek puzzles. A private family service will take place at a later date and she will be laid to rest beside Stan at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff on the second floor of the Valleyview Care Centre for all their care and compassion. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Rose’s memory to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 21 Royal Road S., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021
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ALLEN: Lilliian Elizabeth Allen, of Hamiota, Manitoba, passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in her 94th year. Lillian is survived by children James (Susan), Marlene (Doug) Chapman, George, Raymond, Ron; grandchildren Robyn (Rus) Smith, Anna Allen (Danny Gerrard), Angela (Dan) Davis, Allen Chapman (Andra Danalak), Denise Chapman, Jacinda (Justin) Fehr, Isadora Allen, Shannon Fletcher (Eric Coates); great grandchildren Nova and Linnea Smith, Ben Davis, Aydn and Anthny Fehr. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Arthur; parents James and Minni Mills; brothers Harry and John; and sister Gertrude Mills. Funeral Service will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm followed by a reception in Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church. Interment will take place at a later date in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lillian’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence to the Allen family can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
YOUNG: (McKinney) Dorothy Elizabeth. Peacefully on Feb. 15th, 2011 Dorothy passed away at the Willowview Lodge in Reston. Dorothy was born on June 10, 1917 in Bethune Sk. She was the fifth child of Rev. James and Mary [Bolton] Caldwell. There were eight children, Wilton, Ken, Anna, Esther, Dorothy, James, Marion and Elma. Dorothy was the last surviving member. Dorothy married Lloyd McKinney in 1936. From this union two sons were born., Jim and Bill. Lloyd died in 1963. Dorothy remarried Ovey Young. Ovey died in 1988. Dorothy had a great musical gift that she shared with others throughout her life. At the age of 50 she took up trap shooting. She became an excellent trap shooter, winning several trophies. As every one knows she did love to talk, we all wondered how she stopped long enough to hit the targets. She proved us wrong by shooting a perfect 100!!!. Dorothy was a life member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Waskada United Church. Dorothy travelled the world, never forgetting little details of every place she visited. She had a wonderful memory for names, places and family history. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered and missed by her two sons, Jim [Bev] and Bill (Shirley). Seven grandchildren: Debra (Blayne) Temple, Lloyd (Lucille) McKinney, Murray (Darlene) McKinney, Lori (Alton) Gervin, Jeff (Vivian) McKinney, Brad (Leslie) McKinney, Greg [Sheena] McKinney. Thirteen great grandchildren: Grayson (Jennifer), Harv. (Angela) Temple, Shelby (Ryan) Mosset), Lathan, Linden, Lonica, Cole, Carter, Nakita, KC. McKinney, Kara, George, Krista Gervin. Two great great grandchildren: Olivia and Caleb Mosset. Interment took place at the Waskada Cemetery . Urnbearer was Brad McKinney. Each family member laid red rose in honar of a life well lived and the many memories Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma left with each and everyone of us. A memorial service was held at Waskada United Church on Feb. 21. Officiating, Rev. Dwight Rutherford and Rev. Glen Whetter. Organist Donna Millar. Granddaughters, Debra Temple and Lori Gervin did the reflections of their Grandmothers life. Adjourning to the church annex for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Lunch served by the church ladies.
WALL: James Douglas Wall, beloved husband of Beth, with his family at his side passed away quietly on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the age of 77 years after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born March 22, 1933 in Brandon, Manitoba to Jesse and Audrey Wall. He attended McLaren, Alexander, Earl Haig schools and graduated Brandon Collegiate Institute. Jim had a great work ethic and his first job was with Cater Pumps Works installing and building Cater pumps. Joining the 82nd Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Jim wouldhave his first encounters with aviation. Selling 150 tickets at a dollar a piece would get Jim his first airplane ride. As a cadet he would learn to fly in 1950 and in 1951 spend six weeks in Britain on an international exchange. In 1954, Jim would attain his commercial pilot licence. He also competed in the Webster Trophy contest for best amateur pilot in Canada placing second. In 1956, Jim attained his Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence. By now Jim had met the love of his life Elizabeth (Beth) Hunter at a Presbyterian youth conference. Jim and Beth would be married in 1957. In 1959, son David would be born, a very proud moment in Jim's life. Jim worked for the Brandon Flying Club and Brandon Air Service which later became Maple Leaf Aviation Ltd. In 1971, Jim and Beth would purchase Maple Leaf Aviation. He was a Cessna Aircraft dealer and Cessna would recognize Jim for his 25 years of dealership service in 1978. Through Jim's life he was a member of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (55 years), Manitoba Flying Farmers and the Brandon Flying Club. Jim had the opportunity to conduct many aerial wildlife surveys, power and pipeline patrols, photo and police work in his career. He had many second and third generation business relationships with his customers. Jim developed a passion for genealogy later in life and was a member of many family history groups. He was able to bring together his passion for airplanes and family history into his final aviation career. In 1999, Jim was approached by Transport Canada to become a Ministers Delegate Maintenance (MD-M) which he carried out to his last day of work January 28, 2011. Jim proudly imported and certified many aircraft into Canada fromthroughout North America and the world. Jim was predeceased by his father Jesse, mother Audrey and brother-in-law Les Munroe. He leaves to celebrate his life wife Beth, son David (Karen), grandchildren Brittany (special friend Steven Melnyk) and Grant, and sister Edith Munroe. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jim's Life was held at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 18, 2011. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiated. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to The Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, Brandon, R7A 4M3 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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