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LITTLE: The family of John Percival “Jack” Little, of Brandon, announce that his death occurred on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Born February 8, 1926 in Brandon, Manitoba, Jack attended school at McLaren Elementary, Earl Haig Junior High School and Brandon Collegiate. Following his graduation, Jack joined the Navy and upon his discharge was employed at a number of places over the years including the Winnipeg Police Service, Eaton’s, Scott National, and was a Commissionaire in Shilo. He was a member of the UCT and the Royal Canadian Legion. During his youth, Jack enjoyed playing hockey, and as an outdoorsman hunting and fishing were his favourite pastimes. Jack is survived by his sister June; stepchildren Ron (Betty) Weir, Rob (Shelley) Weir, Don (Jean) Weir and Heather (Ray) Poole; nephew Gary (Sandra) Robins; numerous step grandchildren, as well as great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Jessie; daughter Linda, parents John and Margaret; sister Isabelle (Lorne) and brother-in-law Bruce. A Graveside Service took place at Brandon Cemetery on Friday, January 25, 2013. Urn bearer was Ron Weir. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 – 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
KOWALCHUK: Michael (Mike) Kowalchuk, age 73, of Brandon, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013. Mike was born to the late Peter and Mary Kowalchuk, on October 16, 1939. Mike attended Park School and Meleb School before joining the Canadian Forces in 1958. Mike served 25 years in the Canadian Forces as a Medic. He retired from the CF at the rank of Warrant Officer in 1983 and went on to serve in the Civil Service at CFB Shilo until he retired at age 60. Mike fell in love with his wife, Noreen, at CFB Borden and they married on May 13, 1961. Mike and Noreen started their married life in Germany where they had their first two children. After coming back to Canada, the military moved Mike and Noreen to Winnipeg where their remaining three children were born. Mike's career continued with various postings, such as Gypsumville, Churchill, Ottawa, Shilo and was lucky enough to spend a short tour in Resolute Bay. Mike is survived by his loving wife Noreen of 51 years of marriage. He is also survived by his children Linda (Al) McFarlane, Peggy (Alain) Savoie, RoseAnne (Mark) Dennys, Peter (Kelly) Kowalchuk, Barbara (Darryl) Boyling; nine grandchildren: Steven, Paul, Sean, Justin, Alex, Joshua, Ashley, Dylan, Devon; and four great grandchildren. Mike is also survived by his two sisters, Pat Kowalchuk, Betty (Henry) Pietkiewicz and his brother Norman (Faye) Kowalchuk, together by his nephews, nieces and cousins. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary Kowalchuk. Mike loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. Mike's love of animals was evident to those around him. He had a soft spot for cats and dogs and could never turn away the strays the kids would bring home. Mike loved to work on projects around the house and thought he was Canada's best handyman. He was always up for a game of cards and was sure to show his nephew Brett how to "win" the game! Mike loved the outdoors, and spent many years at their cabin in Minnedosa. Mike had a wonderful sense of humor, and you could always count on Mike to be the prankster. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, who couldn't get enough of his jokes. Mike is well known for his famous bear hug, no one could hug as tight as Mike. Later in life, Mike took up golfing and no one could figure out how he always won! Mike will be missed by his family and all those that loved him. The family would like to extend their thanks to all the staff on the 4th floor at CGP for all their support and compassion to Dad. The family would also like to say a special thanks to his favorite nurse, Gerry, who kept Dad on his toes. A Ceremony to Celebrate Mike's life was held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Rev. Fr. Jorge Mante of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church officiated. Rite of Committal took place Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in the Veterans Section at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1K2.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
JOHNS: Edith Edna (nee Dyer) formerly of Kenton, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at Birch Lodge, Hamiota, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Edith was born in Melita, Manitoba on January 30, 1918 to Herbert and Juliana Dyer. She took her education there, graduating from grade 12. She then pursued her teachers training in Brandon Normal School in 1938. She devoted 22 years of her teaching career to Daly Union School, Rivers, Spring Valley, and Kenton. On December 26, 1942 Edith married George Johns and in 1946 they had a son, Philip. They farmed in the Tarbolton and Bradwardine area, later moving to Kenton. She was a humble, community minded woman. In addition to her years of devotion to her students served on many boards: Kenton Chamber of Commerce, Kenton Leisure Club, Westman Senior Council and Kenton UCW. She was also involved in establishing affordable senior housing in her community. Edith was predeceased by her son, Philip in 1971, her husband George 1985, brother Fred 1987 and her sister Julie in 2008. She is survived by Alex Johns nephew-in-law, Ivey Wyeth niece-in-law, cousins Ted and Slegah Evans and Ken and Mary Taylor, all of England. A service to celebrate Edith’s life was held at Kenton United Church on Saturday, January 19th. Interment was held at Tarbolton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig Whyte, Blair Fordyce, Denis Carter, Bob Harvey, Reed Wolfe and Ralph Mawer. Donations may be made in Edith’s memory to Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0.
GREGORY: Darline Gregory (Campbell) was born to James Wesley Campbell and Pearl Campbell in 1918 and passed away on January 12, 2013. Darline was predeceased by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Darline is survived by one sister and other family members. Darline will always be remembered by those that loved her as a lady with many talents and a love for life. Darline lived most of her life in Manitoba but had also lived in Ontario and B.C. for some of her life. Darline had many interests in life and filled her lifetime with hard work and activities that brought her joy. She spent most of her working life looking after others, by way of her nursing home in Souris and also managing several restaurants and working in retail in Brandon. Darline was the person who taught family members as children how to dance “properly”, dancing was one of Darline’s favorite pastimes. She was an avid golfer and bowler and was winning bowling tournaments into her 80’s. Darline will be remembered by her family for many wonderful things and no one will ever be able to make her famous baking powder biscuits like she did. Darline spent many winters in Arizona when she retired from work and avidly pursued her love of golf, dancing and bowling. Darline will always be remembered by her loving family members as someone who truly loved life and knew how to find happiness in the small things in life.
Ever loved and always remembered, Grateful for the lessons taught. Your nieces and nephews.
BEELAERT: Albert Beelaert, age 96, passed away on January 14, 2013 at the Russell District Health Centre. He was born September 23, 1916 in Argusville, North Dakota, USA to Charles and Leona (Blomme) Beelaert. Albert and his family immigrated to Canada when he was a young boy. After finishing school he worked for local farmers in the Asessippi and Thunder Creek areas of Manitoba. In 1941 he joined the army and fought in World War II as a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery, 8th Field Regiment, 1st Canadian Division and 5th Armored Division and was a recipient of the Defense Medal, the volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, the War Medal, the Italy Star, the France and Germany Star and the 1939-1945 Star. He was discharged in 1946, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He purchased the southwest half of 4-22-28 where he farmed and raised purebred cattle. He retired and moved to Russell in 1994. Albert married Gwendoline Rose in 1943 in Reigate, Surrey, England. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary February 27th. Albert was a member of Christ Church (Anglican), a former member of the Canadian Hereford Association for over thirty years and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #159. He was also a supporter of many charities. He enjoyed horses and raising cattle, holidays and time spent with his family. In November Albert received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal recognizing his wartime service. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Madeleine, Germaine (Mary), (Harold) Brown, Bernice (Alvin) Robb, his niece Shirley (Robert) McIntosh and his son Barry. Albert is survived by his spouse Gwendoline, his daughter Virginia, and his niece Shirley’s children, Debbie and Shelly and their families. A funeral service was held in Christ Church Russell January 18 with interment in the Russell Memorial Gardens. Rev. Laura Marie Piotrowicz officiated. Pallbearers were Jack Dunn, David Fisher, Brad Robin, Jim Spear, Barry Wishart and Ron Witty. Braendle-Bruce was in care of arrangements. If friends wish, donations in Albert’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit #1-613-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G6 or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
TULLY: On Friday, January 25, 2013, Harry Warren Tully, age 91 years, beloved husband of Irene, father of Lorna (Don) Smith and Don (Louise) Tully, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Announcement of service details will follow. Funeral arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WILSON: Glen Allen Wilson of Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Dad was born July 29, 1930 to John Porter and Ida (Smith) Wilson in Arcola, SK. He attended school at Willmar, SK up to age 13 and then quit school to help out on the family farm. As dad got older, he enjoyed barn dances with family and friends. He also enjoyed curling. As a young adult, he attended the Lutheran church and he travelled down to the States occasionally with friends. He loved the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and would visit whenever he could. Glen moved to Manitoba where he worked at various jobs. He met Ora Hamilton of Glenboro, MB when he worked delivering milk. They married October 23, 1959 and moved to Cypress River where three out of four of their children were born. In the spring of 1963, the family moved east of Dauphin, MB where they lived and farmed until 2008. Their last child was born in 1967, completing their family of two boys and two girls. In his early 50’s, Glen took up upholstering, which he eventually made into a business. While farming in the spring, summer and fall, he would work upholstering in the winter. After retiring, he upholstered full time, until ill health made it too difficult. In the spring of 2008, they moved into Dauphin and lived there until the fall of 2011. Due to failing health, they moved to Brandon to be closer their daughter. Glen is survived his daughter Arlene (Larry) Kolody of Brandon, son David Wilson of Dauphin, grandchildren Debra and Kelly Wilson, Patricia (David) Lane and Sarah Kolody, great grandson Christopher Wilson. Daughter-in-law Ann Wilson and her family of Dauphin, son-in-law Wayne Tanner and his family of Pine River, MB, sisters Uella Fjoser of Calgary, AB, Marge (Jerome) Stepp of Weyburn, SK and brother Don (Evelyn) Wilson of Red Deer, AB, sister-in-law Ainsley (Bill) Roney of Wawanesa, Manitoba, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Ora Wilson, parents Porter and Ida Wilson, father and mother-in-law Charlie and Mary Hamilton, son Brian, daughter Elaine and brother- in-law Vern Fjoser. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB. Donations in memory of Glen may be made to a charity of choice.
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ZATYLNY: Dan Zatylny passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home on January 23, 2013 after a long and fulfilling life. He will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 63 years Anne, his children: Sharon (Reg), Larry (Marie), and Audrey, grandchildren: Cindy, Dean (Robin and Jordyn), Laura, Marsha (Pat), Scott, Jason, Richelle and great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kyra. He is survived by sisters Caroline Bachewich and Lucia Zatylny and brother Mike (Doreen) and numerous nieces and nephews. Dan was born April 28, 1924 on the home farm near Erickson to Tomasz and Aniela Zatylny. Dan attended Jackfish school until the age of fifteen when he quit to help on the family farm. Over the next few years he worked at various jobs including a hired hand on a farm, cement finishing, trucking, logging (with a Swede saw), and playing violin in a band (one of his favourite activities). In 1947 Dan embarked full time in his lifelong career of farming. During the coming years he cleared and broke many acres of land involving hours of backbreaking labour. One of his first tractors was a new two bottom Ferguson in 1948 and his last new tractor was a 1086 International in 1979. He kept up with many of the major changes in farming over the years. While playing in his band (Slim and the Woodchoppers) Dan met Anne Sokal, the love of his life and they married in 1949. In 1955 they purchased Anne's parents land and moved there from the farm south of Erickson. Over the years he acquired more land and raised their family. In 1995 they moved to their cottage on the shores of Sandy Lake when their son Larry took over the family farm. Dan and Anne spent many winters travelling in the southern US and chose Arizona as their winter home. His hours on the shuffleboard court earned him a few trophies for the shelf. Dan was active in many community organizations including the Roman Catholic Church, St. Anthony's cemetery, Sandy Lake Co-op, Sandy Lake Credit Union, Manitoba Pool Elevators and was a councillor for the RM of Harrison. Wherever Dan went he made new friends. He taught his children his love of music and dancing and also how to play a decent game of cribbage. Dan enjoyed his family and especially watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren growing up. He will be missed by his many friends and relatives. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Erickson. Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Cemetery at Jackfish with lunch in Jackfish Hall. Prayers will be at St. Jude's Church Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Deacon Conrad Plante will officiate. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
ZIMMERMAN: Paul Peter Zimmerman of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013. He was a resident of Dinsdale Personal Care Home for the last year of his life. Paul was born in Marco, Manitoba, near Rossburn in 1918. He attended a small country school and lived and worked on his parents’ farm until he went to serve in the army for three and a half years in the Second World War. Upon his discharge he met and married his wife Phyllis. They farmed at Birtle, Manitoba for many years. Paul and Phyllis moved to Brandon where Paul worked for the City of Brandon until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin at Clear Lake with his family. He also volunteered many services for Seniors for Seniors in Brandon. Paul is survived by his wife Phyllis; children Tillie Lund (Bob), Leslie, and David (Caroline); grandchildren Mark and Darren Lund, Leigha Bauer (Mark), Devon and Chad Zimmerman; great grandchildren Taylor and Kaleigh; sister Helen Budz as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary Zimmerman; sisters Jean Hrankowski, Nellie Koski, Cora McCasin; brothers Joe, John and Mike. Paul will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A family graveside service took place in the Veterans Section at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, January 21, 2013. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Paul may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
BUTCHER: Walter Butcher of Birtle, Manitoba passed away on January 23, 2013 at his home at the age of 91 years. The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle United Church. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Birtle Palliative Care, c/o Birtle & District Foundation, P.O. Box 598, Birtle, Manitoba R0M 0C0.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements.
SYLVESTER: Annie “Anne” Pearl Sylvester. On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Fairview Home, Brandon, MB, Annie “Anne” Pearl Sylvester, beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Sylvester, passed away at the age of 91 years. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery. Viewing will be held prior to the service. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill), her parents; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Anne is survived by her 2 sons: Robert (Pat) of Nelson, BC; 3 grandchildren Chris (Mel) and their children Cade and Brooke of Amman, Jordan, Leigh (Elyssa) and their children Tayler and Ty of Edmonton, AB and Tricia (Harold Alexander) of Castlegar, BC; and son Gary (Brenda) of Brandon, MB. Anne’s life was wrapped up in her home, family and friends. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Portage District General Hospital Foundation, 524 Fifth St S.E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3A8 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site “Dedicated to those we serve”.
RUSSELL: Robert Thomas “Bob” of Brandon passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Formerly of Douglas, MB, Robert was born in Brandon on May 19, 1942 to John and Mary Russell. He worked for the Department of National Defence in Shilo and retired due to ill health. Robert was predeceased by his father and mother, John and Mary Russell and sisters Cornelia Russell, Beatrice Whittingham and Charlotte Cowell. He will be missed by his sister Margaret (Wrey) Vickery of Rivers, his brother John William “Bill” Russell and wife Audrey of Treesbank. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and the third floor staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. A Service to Celebrate Robert’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. A private graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery prior to the service. Active Pallbearers will be nephews Garth and Guy Vickery, Tyler Spring, Jarett Plewes, and neighbors from Douglas, MB, Jim Farthing and James Farthing. All in attendance will be considered Honorary Pallbearers. If friends desire, donations in memory of Robert may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9.
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DUNWALD: Anne Elizabeth Dunwald (Haggerty), formerly of Brandon, MB, passed away peacefully in Leduc, AB on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Cremation will take place and a graveside service will follow at a later date. Donations in memory of Anne may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary to follow.
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KORKIE: Joanna “Inez” Korkie of Brandon, beloved Mother of Donna Clark and Lynda (Thomas) McKendry, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at the age of 97 years. In keeping with Inez’s wishes, cremation will take place and a service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Inez may be made to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Fairview Home Fund, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6.
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BULLOCH: Evelyn Dorothy Bulloch, age 86, beloved wife of Orville died January 19, 2013 at Wawanesa Health Centre. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday January 25, 2013 at Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba. Interment to follow at Ninette Cemetery. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Alzheimer Society; 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4G2 On-line condolences may be made at Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
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