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NAKONECHNY: Osborne “Ozzy” Nakonechny, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on January 17, 2012 at the age of 90 years. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Elphinstone Roman Catholic Cemetery with Rev. James deBeer officiating.
CHAMBERS: Ruby Chambers of Brandon, beloved mother of Ed (Verna) and Phil (Milleta), passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the age of 81 years. A service to celebrate Ruby’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Placement of the urn will take place at a later date in the Brandon City Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 1P2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MOONEY: Norman Albert Mooney, beloved husband of Evelyn and loving father of Daryl, Garth and Donald, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre on Wednesday; January 18, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Funeral services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church – Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday; January 24th with Reverend Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Sherwood Home Tub Fundraiser c/o ARHA – The Sherwood, P. O. Box 2000, Virden, Manitoba R0M 2C0 in memory of Norman. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel. comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
RENNICK: It is with deep sadness that the family of Zena Rennick announces her death following a stroke and brief hospital stay. Zena passed away on January 13, 2012 with her family at her side, to reunite with her beloved Glenn. Zena was born in Virden, Manitoba on February 2, 1919. Mom moved to Brandon to begin a career in the fashion industry. She met the love of her life and married on July 31, 1944. For many years Zena was at home raising a family. In 1966 Mom founded the very successful Economy Textiles fabric store which grew to three sites in Dauphin, Portage La Prairie and Brandon. Following the sale of her business, Mom carried on her strong business sense as a councillor for the Federal Business Development Bank. Zena was an active member of Kinettes and IODE for many years. She was an avid curler. Mom and Dad spent 17 wonderful winters in Palm Springs following their retirement. Summers were spent at the family cottage at Clear Lake. The door was always open and any and all were greeted with a warm welcome and invitation to stay and enjoy some of Mom's fabulous cooking and hospitality and of course the "Happy Hour" was a must. As a testament to Mom's strength and character, at age 90 she packed up and moved to Vancouver Island following Dad's death to be closer to family. Her heart and soul however, remained true to the prairies to which she is now returning. Zena leaves behind to mourn, her daughter Heather (Bob) Buchanan; Grandsons Chris (Andrea) and Andrew; Great-Grandchildren Kailey and Garrett. She is survived by two sisters Eileen Campbell and Ethel Shewchuk. Zena was predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Foster Carefoot and brothers Melvyn and Dempsey. A celebration of life will be held at the family cottage at Clear Lake in early August. Celebration time and date will be announced closer to the planned event. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Mom's strength and character will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May peace and true happiness be yours again.
McNAMEE: Gloria Jean McNamee age 69, beloved wife of the late Don McNamee passed away at Boissevain Health Centre on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. In accordance with Gloria's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held on May 25, 2012 at the Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gloria can be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0.
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A longer obituary will follow. Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
MOREAU: Lloyd Rene, 63 years, beloved son of Julia and the late Rene Moreau, died in the Fairview Personal Care Home on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayers will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Monday January 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Lloyd, donations may be made to the C.N.I.B.
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HORN: Jim Horn of Minnedosa, MB beloved father of Lori McNabb, Brenda Wales, Marla Horn and Dawna White, entered into rest on January 16, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Funeral service will take place on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB with interment to follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of choice.
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Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
ALBRECHT: Susan Albrecht (nee Rempel) passed away on Sunday January 15th at the Boissevain Health Centre at the age of 93. She is predeceased by her husband Henry and is survived by daughters Margaret (Henry) Warkentin, Brandon, Helen (Edwin) Bergman, Belmont, Susan (Don) Jurick, Regina and her son Ed (Hedy) Albrecht, Boissevain. A funeral service in Susan's honour will be held on Friday January, 20th at 2 p.m. at the Whitewater Mennonite Church in Boissevain, Manitoba. Interment to follow at the Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Susan may be made to MCC Manitoba 134 Plaza Dr. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5K9
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Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home (204)523-7791
CAMPBELL: William Ritchie "Tex" Campbell, beloved husband of Vicki passed away at his residence on the farm at Minto, Manitoba on Monday, January 16th, 2012 at the age of 56 years. A memorial service in his honour will be held at the Minto Town and Country Centre on Friday January 20th, 2012 at 4p.m. Casual attire is encouraged. In lieu of flowers donations in Tex's memory can be made to the Minto Community Fund c/o R.M. of Whitewater, Minto, Manitoba R0K 1M0.
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Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204)523-7791
WRIGHT: The death of William (Bill) Henry Wright, beloved husband of Anne, occurred at the Hillcrest Personal Care Home on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The funeral service will take place at the Rivers Baptist Church, 447 Edward Street, Rivers, MB on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with viewing prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Rivers Cemetery. Pastor Wil Warkentin will officiate. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to The Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McTAVISH: Samuel Clare Woodrow McTavish February 13, 1915 – January 13, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam McTavish on January 13, 2012 at Hamiota Hospital. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Olga and son Greg. He is survived by his sister Lillian, brother Bob, nieces Dianne (Art), Deb (Jack) and Sandi as well as nephews Garth (Hope), Ian (Arla), Gary, Paul and Orville. He was predeceased by his brothers Gordon, Howard and Bill as well as sisters: Mary, Jean and Joyce. Sam was born in San Diego, California but moved as a baby back to Canada and was raised in Strathclair. Sam went on to be a farmer in the Cardale area for many years. While farming at Cardale, Sam met and married Olga (nee Moon) in 1952 and later welcomed his only child Greg in 1962. In 1974, he moved with his family from the farm to nearby Strathclair and later retired there. Throughout his years he was a hard worker, good provider and loving husband and father. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed playing baseball in his youth and golf in retirement. Sam also had a lifetime love of curling, both as a participant and spectator. For the nearly 97 years Sam blessed this planet, he thoroughly enjoyed his independence and a love of the land, whether as a farmer or a retiree who was so proud of his yard and garden. In retirement he cherished his annual winter trips to Victoria. A man who enjoyed simple pleasures and a sweet tooth, Sam greatly enjoyed his relaxation time playing cribbage and billiards or watching TV and having a chocolate. The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to all the staff at Hamiota Hospital for the kindness and compassion shown to Sam during his final days. A private funeral service will take place. Sam will be laid to rest at Marney Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship and sharing of memories on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at Strathclair Municipal Hall, Strathclair. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Lung Association or to a charity of your choice. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of arrangements. (204)759-2160.
CROSSON: The death of Donald Albert Crosson beloved husband of Kathryn Jane, dear father of Kelly and Myrna occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January, 14, 2012. Ceremony to Celebrate Don's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. Interment will be in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Don to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WESTWOOD: William “Mack”, 84 years, beloved husband of Ethel, father of Heather, Randy and Linda, passed away in the Minnedosa Hospital, with family at his side, on January 12, 2012. Interment at a later date. Time of fellowship for family and friends will be held at Rapid City Legion Hall, Tuesday January 17, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (for “Murray House” Residence), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
THOMAS: It is with great regret we announce the passing of Ross Thomas on December 17, 2011at the St. Boniface hospital in Winnipeg. He had dealt with numerous crippling strokes for many years and yet was always such a pleasant and positive person to be around. Ross was born to Chris and Lois Thomas in the family farm house east of Lauder on June 22, 1925 and was raised there with his three sisters Muriel, Kathleen and Beverley. He graduated from the U of M with a degree in Agriculture in 1949 and married the love of his life Anita (Atkinson) on January 22, 1949. Ross farmed along with his family until 1984. He was a very innovative farmer such as growing silage corn and canola in the sixties, bringing one of the first Vermeer round balers into Canada and using one of the first air seeders in the area yet his cattle were his main interest. Ross and his dad Chris raised polled Shorthorn cattle and in 1967 held the first Thomas Farms polled shorthorn production sale. In 1968 they teamed up with the Gordon Bros from Souris and the Draper Bros from Elgin. With this group the sale went on to be the top polled shorthorn production sale in North America. In 1970 Ross and Chris sold the herd to Ed Long the governor of Illinois but Ross found a new interest in “exotic” cattle and was soon a partner in Bar 5 Simmentals along with the Gordons, Drapers, the Mitchell’s from Douglas and Wilf Davis. They held their first production sale in 1974 and from there Bar 5 became a top Simmental herd in North America. This period of time was one of the most interesting for Ross as he met many people and he and Anita travelled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico looking at cattle and seeing many interesting places. In 1978 Ross sold his cattle for the last time and became a grain farmer. Along with the family he started Thomas Farm Supplies. This lasted until 1984 when the Thomas land was disbanded and Ross having moved to Hartney started a new stage in his life. Not one to feel sorry for himself Ross started teaching drivers education and again met and had many enjoyable and sometimes scary experiences instructing young and older people of the area. During this time he spent a term as a town councilor. In 1990 Ross and Anita bought a home in Apache Junction, Arizona and spent ten wonderful winters there until his first stroke ended their time in the south. They sold their house and moved into the Hartcam lodge in 2001. After more strokes left him wheelchair bound Ross moved into the Hartney Personal Care home in 2010 where his good nature soon made him a favorite of the staff there. Ross was often called upon to participate on local school boards, church boards, the Manitoba Shorthorn executive, the Manitoba Cattle Growers Assoc, taught 4H, was a Free Mason and a Lauder Forrester. Ross leaves to mourn his wife of 62 years Anita, sisters Muriel, Kathleen and Bev, sons Eric and family, Chris and family, David and Peggy and family, daughter Cathy and Gerry Gaudet and family and numerous nieces and nephews. We will always have a void in our hearts as we miss his good nature, wit, wisdom and kindness.
McLAREN: Gladys Marie McClaren, born in Bottineau, North Dakota on June 15th, 1931, passed away January 8th, 2012. She will be missed by her four children, Ronald, Patricia, Perry and Karen, two grandchildren Natalie and Troy, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Lillian, Lucille, Bernice, Florence and two brothers, Lawrence and Dan, numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Terri. Gladys liked music and played the spoons, mouth organ and piano and could sing pretty well. She was always a lot of fun to go camping or on trips with. She worked in motels and restaurants until she started having health problems and she lost her eyesight, but she never lost her sense of humor. We’ll miss her. A Memorial Service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, January 13, 2012 with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gladys may be made to the CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1.
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