Classifieds / Obituaries
HARDY: Lionel Roland Paul Hardy passed away October 17th, 2012 at the age of 66 years. Lionel was born on August 6th, 1946, to Paul and Marguerite (Lecomte) Hardy in Virden, Manitoba. As a young boy, he attended the Belleville School until grade eight, then at Reston and Pipestone where he excelled at baseball. After the death of his father, Paul Hardy, Lionel went to work for his brother Bob at the Indian Head Esso. After a few years, he changed profession and went to work for Glass Brothers Grocery in Indian Head, where he met his future wife, Sharon Elaine Hardy. They were married in April of 1967, and had two children: Colleen and Leighton. Colleen married Donald Trollope of Brandon, Manitoba. They have two children, Trace and Brittney. Leighton married Tammy Patrick. They have two children, Logan and Colton. Lionel was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all. Lionel was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Marguerite and his brother Robert Hardy. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine; his daughter Colleen (Don) Trollope; son Leighton (Tammy) Hardy of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; his four grandchildren Trace, Brittney, Logan and Colton; his brother Rene (Rita) Hardy of Vanguard, SK, as well as several nieces and nephews. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Saskatchewan Cancer Society as tokens of remembrance in memory of Lionel. Lesons Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Broken is our family circle;Our dear one is passed away.Passed from earth and earthly darknessInto a bright and perfect day.But we all must cease to languishOer the grave of him we love;Strive to be prepared to meet himIn the better world above.
FLOOK: Dorrie Flook (Archibald) of Brandon died at Valleyview Care Centre in the early hours of October 20, 2012 after a brief illness. Dorrie was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 31, 1922, second daughter of Joseph Flook and Alice Tingle. After WWI, the family moved to Riding Mountain, MB. She spent her early years there attending Roskeen School and developing a lifelong love of nature, gardening and music. The family was extremely musical and Dorrie and her two sisters, Sylvia and Connie, were known locally as the singing Flook sisters. After a brief stay in Winnipeg after WWII, Dorrie, and by now, her two children, Clayton and Leslie, returned to Riding Mountain. The next several years were active ones for the young family. In addition to raising her children, she was active in the small community, particularly the church. It soon became apparent that the church was her true calling, and with the encouragement of her friend and mentor, Rev. Ralph Clark, she entered the United Church of Canada as a lay supply minister. She and her young children lived in several southern Manitoba towns, Silverton, Belmont and Rapid City, as Dorrie served these charges. During several summers, she studied at St. Andrews College in Saskatoon leading to her ordination as United Church Minister in 1968. This was followed by churches in Manitou, Portage la Prairie and a three-year posting to Bermuda. She left Bermuda in 1990 for Brandon where lived until her death. Even after her return from Bermuda, she continued pulpit supply duties in southern Manitoba including Brandon, Hartney and Pilot Mound, often making the rounds in freezing weather and the occasional blizzard. She finally retired at age 81. Dorrie was an avid animal lover and supporter of the local Humane Society. She had a passion for music and had an extensive collection of classical music as well as attending as many of the Brandon Symphony Concerts as possible. Her other passions were her gardens and wildlife. She could name and describe a seemingly endless number of birds, trees and flowers. Her gardens, no matter the size, were immaculate and resplendent with colour. There was never a shortage of mouth-watering fresh garden vegetables for Sunday dinner. Dorrie is survived by a son, Clayton Darryl Archibald, a daughter, Leslie (John) Menzies, and four grandsons, Jordan (Holly), Adam, Hayden and Adrian, nephew Reagan Black (Ellen), niece Corinne Black and cousin Lynda (Peter) Blundell. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Alice Flook and sisters Sylvia Flook and Connie Black. The funeral service to honour Dorries life was held at Central United Church on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at the Riding Mountain Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her parents. Pallbearers were grandsons Jordan, Adam and Adrian Menzies, nephew Reagan Black, son-in-law John Menzies and Mr. Sonny Moroz. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 or a charity of choice would be appreciated.
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COMBS: Anne Combs, 97, of Deloraine died peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2011 in Brandon General Hospital. Born in Switzer Junction, August 29, 1915, she was the eldest child of Bernard and Dorothy (Clark) Sarson. Anne grew up in Cartwright until moving to Thunder Bay where she completed her Nurses training in 1937. She worked in health care for over 40 years in her new home of Deloraine where she met her husband of 62 years, the late Harvey Combs. She is survived by her sister Nora (Dave) Lewinski, brother Ken (Barb) Sarson, sister-in-law Eva Christensen, her children Joan (Wayne) Connors and John (Patti Campbell) Combs, 5 grandchildren Megan (Ron Fraser) Connors, Matthew (Christine Saunders) Connors, Luke (Shannon) Connors, Katelyn (Chris) Combs- Kerslake and Michael (Christina Lindsay) Combs and 4 great-grandchildren Rebecca, Priya, Tallulah and Sophia. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey (2001), sisters Mary Mowbray, Dorothy Lumb, Margaret Raymer and sister-in-law Anna Willox. Annes positive outlook, compassion for others and steadfast love and support of her family and friends will be greatly missed by all. She was dedicated and faithful to the St. Andrews Anglican Church and her community of Deloraine. All donations in Annes memory can be made to the Southwest Regional Foundation, Box 338, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0 or to Samaritan House Ministries, 630 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K7.
CARR:Adelaide Geraldine, born in Kingston Ontario, August 8th, 1927, passed suddenly October 19, 2012 at the Victoria, B.C. General Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Carr (2000) and daughter Bonnie Lee (1966). Adelaide is survived by her children Patricia (John) Dobroski, James (Dianne) Carr and Judith Taylor, grandchildren Pamela (Mike) McLean, Lee (Jill) Elvers, Ashley Desrochers, Amber (Michael) Blair, Monica (Lee) Garinger, Jamie Carr (Jocelyn), Laura (Cody) Loos, great grandchildren Riley and Matthew McLean, Mitra Elvers and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in the United Church, in Rapid City, Manitoba, Saturday November 10, at 2:00 P.M. followed by interment at the Rapid City Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the Rapid City Legion Hall. Brockie Donovan Funeral Home of Brandon is in charge of the arrangements.
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CANTLON: A graveside memorial service was held at Riverside Cemetery in Hartney on October 13th for Jennifer Cantlon, who passed away peacefully on September 15th, 2012, to join Arthur her dear husband of 67 years. Jennifer is lovingly remembered by her son David (Glenda) Cantlon, daughters Sandra (Don) Penny and Beryl (Ken) Webster, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her passing a sister Josephine Bott, sister-in-law Ella Kruk, sister-in-law Pat (Doug) McKinnon and many nieces and nephews. We have many memories of our Mother over her nearly 95 years. Jennifer was a dedicated and resourceful home maker and farm wife living in the Deleau district. Even though farm life was not easy for her, she baked prize winning cinnamon buns and shared her sewing talents with both her family and her community. She taught 4-H sewing classes, and kept her family well-dressed in her creations and we all got to wear her beautiful hand knit sweaters over the years. Gardening was a thread that ran through Mom's life. She and Dad always kept great vegetable & flower gardens and won numerous Brandon Horticultural Society prizes. They left a family legacy of both healthful eating and beautifying one's home and their record for canned tomatoes one year, while both in their 80's, was over 120 quarts. Jennifer was a competitive sports woman. Mom crafted her costumes and skated in the Hartney Ice Shows in the '50s then continued skating at the Keystone for many years. She loved her golf and curled with a team in the Senior Ladies Provincial play downs. She and Arthur rarely missed a Wheat Kings hockey game and followed their WHL and NHL teams on TV and radio in later years. Mom packed picnic lunches for hours of entertainment at week end ball tournaments at Curran Park and in rural Manitoba. A fiddler at community dances in Deleau School in her earlier years, music remained a joy through line dance and clogging groups while in Brandon, and Jennifer went to the Calgary Stampede to perform with the Prairie Oasis Cloggers in 1991. Mom kept in touch with national and world affairs and although her memory did not serve her as well later on, she subscribed to the Brandon Sun until she passed. Jennifer loved the Bus Tours she and Arthur took, where they met new people and enjoyed new places in Canada and the US. Jennifer and Arthur both spent their last days in Fairview Personal Care Home with Arthur passing on in May of 2008. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff, Dr. Davloor, and the Golden Girls for the exceptional care and the friendship they received while living there. We also offer our thanks to family, friends and community professionals who supported our parents and continued to keep in touch over the years. A sincere thank you to Dexter at Kowalchuk's Funeral Home in Souris and to the Reverend Wendy Rankin for their services, as well as to those who sent donations to the Fairview Foundation in Mom's memory. Arthur and Jennifer were rarely seen apart in life and they are now together once again for eternity.
SHIELS: Malcolm Allan Kennedy Shiels, June 21st, 1947 - September 27th, 2012. Malcolm, beloved husband of Brenda, loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 65, after a very brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Brenda, sons Scott (Crystal), Tyler (Lisa) and grandchildren Shaelynn, Brandon, Alexis, Drew and Brynne. Sister Karen, brother Gerry (Kim), nephews Dallas and Malcolm. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Eva Shiels and his in-laws, Jack and Honey Chapman. Malcolm was born in Hartney, Manitoba, June 21, 1947. He spent his early school years in Roseland south of Brandon before going to high school in Brandon and Killarney. During those years, he excelled in curling and golf and spent most weekends in curling rinks or golf courses; sports which he still did and enjoyed. In 1969, he married Brenda Chapman from Killarney. They raised two sons, Scott (1971) and Tyler (1974). After the boys got to hockey age, Malcolm gave up his sports a bit to coach and manage baseball and hockey. The boys kept him busy also hunting, boating, golfing and curling. They all enjoyed the many years Mal spent doing things with their friends; the house was always full of extras! Malcolm was an avid hunter from the time he was a young boy; helping his Dad shoot a deer for food for winter. He always believed the first day of deer hunting was a day off of school. Because there were things in life you had to learn besides school work. The freezers were always full. Because he was such a lover of bird hunting, he bought himself the ultimate hunting companion - Suni. Suni will be waiting to go hunting with Mal in heaven. They raised registered Golden Retrievers for 15 years; making Suni and Cher parents to 39 puppies. Malcolm was very community minded; Golf Course, Curling Club, Senior Hockey, Minor Hockey, Legion and Ducks Unlimited. 10 years ago, Malcolm and Brenda purchased 14 acres of lakeshore property on Pelican Lake. Five years ago they started a little resort Shiels Shores selling 9 lake lots, to share some of what they called a little piece of heaven on earth. They spent hours touring the lake on their pontoon boat or pulling their grandkids behind on the tube. Barbecuing bacon and eggs on the beach Sunday morning was Mals favorite. Also watching his two grandsons cruising on his new Gator round and round made Malcolm happy. He was so proud of his grandkids, being called Grampa or Grampy was so special to him. Brandon and Drew both carry on Grandpas name. Malcolm was a salesman all his life starting at age 17, traveling to North Saskatchewan sending his paycheques home to help his parents. He sold everything from McKenzie Seed to GM vehicles (Chapmans) to Case Farm Machinery to John Deere equipment. He had the gift of the gab which both his sons inherited. Malcolm and Brenda had traveled some, Hawaii (2), Mexico, Texas, and Arizona but had hoped to do some more in their retirement years. Five years ago they bought a small yard care business thinking of retirement in the near future. The small business turned into big business, Suni-Daze Lawn Care, buying new and bigger equipment and needing to hire help. Last year, Tyler decided to buy into the business and do his carpentry in the winter months, now under the name Suni-Daze Ltd.. Unfortunately, Malcolm was not able to carry on with Tyler for very long. He turned 65 in June, celebrated with a big barbeque at the lake, July 1st and shortly after started his toughest battle in life. In late July, he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He said, Its been a good life, only too short. Two months and one day later, he was gone. Shock and sorrow overwhelmed us. Our loving, gentle, husband, father and grampa was no longer here where we could tell him how much we loved him. Thank you to everyone who came on October 4th to the Shamrock Center to celebrate the life of our great guy. Musical tributes, Amazing Grace by Jackie Keyes and Old Shep by Sami Ghawi, special friends of the family. The Euolgy was given by sons Scott and Tyler, Hunters Prayer and Lords Prayer by Lisa Shiels. Good bye from the grandkids was given by the oldest Shaelynn. A slide show of Malcolms life then some stories by the Rankin family, Larry, Jamie and Shayne, and Judy Helperl, concluded the afternoon. Pallbearers were Don Richardson, Ray Reidle, Larry Rankin, John Kennedy, Allan Mitchell, Gord Riddell and Steve Nichol. Honorary Pallbearers were Judy Helperl and Wayne King, Barb & Gord Nichol, Bud & Orma Graham, Jack & Sharon Folkett, Sandy & Murray Wooldridge, Brian & Lori Cuvelier. Donations in memory of Malcolm may be made to The Splash Park Fund c/o Town of Killarney, Box 10, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
Live everyday with the oneyou love like it were your last.
COMBS: Anne Ellen Combs, 97 years old, died Wednesday, October 24 at Brandon Manitoba. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Deloraine, Manitoba on Monday, October 29th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Anne to the Southwest Regional Foundation, Box 338, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0 or to Samaritan House Ministries, 630 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0K7. Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent on-line at www.wheatlandfs.com.
MEDICINE: Arnold Stanley Medicine. January 17, 1966 - October 16, 2012. Arnold suddenly passed away at the age of 46. Arnold was one of six children. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Betty Medicine and brothers Glen and Dale. Leta (Adam), Donald (Wendy), Timmy (Angie), special friend Barabara. Arnold loved his children and granchildren very much. Conrad (Randsome) Shannon, Arnold (Preston, Kolby, Tacoah), Dale (Lexi), Charmaine (Jackson). Funeral will be held in Manitou Rapids, Ontario.
TAYLOR: William George of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Doris Taylor (née Halliday,) passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the age of 92 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian National Institute for The Blind, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3M3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ROSCOE: The death of Joseph Roscoe, father of Dan (Cheryle) and Terry (Donna), passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Come and Go Reception will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A private family graveside ceremony will be held in the Veterans' Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Winnipeg Chapter, PO Box 21008 RPO Charleswood Winnipeg, MB R3R 3R2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
LOADER: Robert Harry (Bob), February 26, 1921 October 16, 2012. Bob Loader passed away peacefully on October 16th, 2012 at the age of 91, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, surrounded by his family. Born in Winnipeg, Bob was one of seven children born to Emily and Francis Loader. His father died when Bob was still a boy, and his mother later remarried to Benjamin Morsette. That marriage added another four children to the family. The demands of helping to raise this family of 11 in the midst of the Great Depression meant that by the time he was 12, Bob had left school to go to work skidding lumber with his step-father and older brother. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Bob enlisted within days of Canadas declaration of war. He was assigned to the Royal Canadian Artillery. By 1941 he was in England and in 1944 he found himself in France, where he was wounded in his right hand. As soon as that was healed, he was sent back to serve, and saw further service in Belgium and Germany, which is where he was when the war in Europe ended in the Spring of 1945. A decorated soldier, Bob was awarded five medals for his service to Canada. Returning to Winnipeg, he met the lovely Emma Muth and they were married in September of 1946. After working a number of jobs upon his return to civilian life, Bob took a position as a clerk with the Post Office. Throughout his remarkable 35 years with Canada Post, Bob would rise up through the ranks thanks to his hard work and intelligence. The culmination of that distinguished career would come in 1966 when he became the Postmaster of Brandon, and he remained at that position until his retirement in 1982. After retirement Bob and Emma made a point of living close to their children, sharing in regular and frequent social gatherings at each others homes, as well as travelling together as an extended family. Bob and Emma enjoyed a number of cruises, winters in Texas and took many trips to visit his sisters in Thunder Bay. Many memories filled with love and laughter. Bob was predeceased by many dear family members, including his parents Francis and Emily, his brothers Frank (wife Vera), Dennis, Tommy, and Johnny Loader; and Joey (wife Darlene) Morsette. He is survived by his wife Emma and children Ken (wife Leslie) and Jackie (husband Bruce) Mackay; grandchildren Kylee (husband Doug Fountain), Bob (wife Sarah Otoupal), Aran (fiancé James Denis), Braden and Alissa; great-grandchildren Ruby, Luke and Finleigh; brothers Al (wife Diane) Loader and Mac Morsette, and his sisters Eva Green, June Shaw and Lily Tocheri (husband Joe), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Bobs love and generosity will always be remembered by his children and grandchildren.A service to honor Bobs life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, October 19, 2012 with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Intensive Care Unit for their care and compassion. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bob may be made to cancer care or to the Royal Canadian Legion.
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CHAMBERS: Stewart Allan Chambers of Belmont MB passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Sunday October 21, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Allan leaves to mourn his passing his daughters Katherine Chambers of Vancouver B.C., Karla (Shawn) Andrich of Winnipeg, brother Larry (Myrna) Chambers of Glenboro, sister Donna (Ian) MacGregor of Ninette as well as extended family & friends. Allan was predeceased by his parents Milton & May Chambers. Cremation has taken place & no service will be held. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Allans memory to the Glenboro Palliative Care, Box 310 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0 or to a charity of ones choice.
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ALEX: Carl Ferdinand Alex passed away at his home on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Carl is survived by his children: Scarlett of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Melvin of Rapid City, MB; Scarletts son Brandon, also of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Minnedosa, MB with the interment to follow in the Smoland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868.
FLOOK: Rev. Dorrie Flook (Archibald) of Brandon, beloved mother of Clay and Leslie (John) Menzies, passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the age of 90 years. A funeral service to honor Dorries life will be held at Central United Church 327-8th Street, on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will be held at Riding Mountain Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dorrie may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DYCK: Dorcas Rose - After a brief hospitalization, Dorcas Rose Dyck (nee Sercombe) of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, MB, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2012, at the age of 89. Dorcas is survived by her daughters Carol (Tom) Foster of South Paris, Maine, and Mavis Dyck of Portage la Prairie, MB; sons Earl of Brandon, MB, Wayne (Ruth) of Winnipeg, MB, and Dennis (Dorothy Francisco) of Otisfield, Maine; daughter-in-law Linda Dyck of Brandon, MB; grandchildren Deleah Foster of Greenville, SC, Naomi, Devon, and Sherilyn Foster of South Paris, ME, Dylan (Jessica) Dyck of Brandon, MB, Deanna Dyck (Chad McKinnon) of Rapid City, MB, Timothy, Matthew, Rachel, and Joel Dyck of Winnipeg, MB, Christopher Dyck of Chicago, IL, Amanda Dyck of Jamesville, NY, and Veronica Dyck of Otisfield, Maine; great-grandchildren Brayden and Jordyn McKinnon of Rapid City, MB, and Jacob Dyck of Brandon, MB. Also surviving are sisters Frances Hanna of Gainsborough, SK, Phyllis (George) Lawford of Portage la Prairie, MB, Norma (Aquila) Stamatyades of Toronto, ON, and Muriel (Roy) Beckett of St. Thomas, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorcas was predeceased by her husband Henry in 2011, her parents John and Rose Sercombe, her sister Esther Bott, and her precious granddaughter, Dana Dyck. Dorcas was born on December 19, 1922, in rural Portage la Prairie, MB. After completing her schooling at Poplar Bluff School, she continued working on her father's farm west of Portage la Prairie. On December 1, 1954, she married Henry Dyck in Portage la Prairie, where she began to raise her young family while Henry worked on the farm and at the Campbell's Soup plant. In 1967 she moved to Brandon with her family, where she resided until 1981 when she and her family moved back to Portage la Prairie. Dorcas fellowshipped with the Christians at the First Street Gospel Hall in Portage la Prairie, where she attended Sunday School and first confessed faith in Christ as a teenager. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Dorcas was an avid gardener, and she took great pleasure from her flower beds and vegetable gardens right up until her death. She delighted in sharing her sweet peas and garden produce with all her family and friends. Dorcas faithfully served her family as a homemaker and committed herself diligently to the challenge of providing care for her disabled daughter Mavis until 2011, when she was no longer able to care for her. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the First Street Gospel Hall, corner of 1st and Lorne Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Portage Evangelical Church, 72-3rd Street N.E., Portage la Prairie, MB, with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to PBS Centre, Box 110, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3B2. Arrangements entrusted to Ronald Moffit Memorial Services.
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