Classifieds / Obituaries
RAAEN: Andy, husband of Velva, passed away October 22, 2009 at the Neepawa Hospital, Neepawa, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Neepawa United Church at 11:00 a.m. with interment at Austin Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Longer obituary to follow.
McCUTCHIN: Passed away unexpectedly at Thunder Bay, Ontario, on October 16, 2009 at the age of 57 years, William Marvin McCutchin, formerly of Belmont, Manitoba. Marvin leaves to mourn his passing his mother Darlene of Belmont, brother Dennis (Marie) McCutchin of Brandon, sisters Faye (Don) McGill of Belmont & Barb Raison of Winnipeg, as well as numerous nieces nephews and friends. Marvin was predeceased by his father Earl in 1995. A Family graveside service was held on Saturday October 24, 2004 at the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont, Manitoba. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Marvins memory to a charity of ones choice. Jamieson s Funeral Services of Baldur-Glenboro in care of arrangements. 827-2480.
OROURKE: Helen Irene Mom passed away peacefully at 90 years of age, with her 7 children near, on Oct. 12, 2009. Mom was born Oct. 28, 1918 in the sewing room of her parents farm at St. Boswells, SK, the 5th of 11 children born to William and Lydia Hall. Her formal schooling ended after completing Grade 8, as she was needed at home, where she helped care for her siblings, developing exceptional child care skills, and a true love for children. After a short time living in B.C., she returned to Saskatchewan. There she married our dad, Robert ORourke, and the two made their home in Shamrock, before moving to Reston, Manitoba in 1954. Her life was full, raising seven children, whose ages span 22 years, while gardening, canning, milking cows, and being a part-time bus driver (at seeding and harvest time). Together, Mom and Dad cared for their animals, and brought their grain crops to fruition to have a successful farm. Their home was always open to family and friends. Central to Moms life was her family, whether immediate or extended. It was always a special pleasure to receive a letter or Christmas card from her. Over the years she corresponded regularly, keeping distant relatives and friends aware of what was going on with her family and others. She had an uncanny ability to recall names and birth dates - she was our family tree! She cared for 3 generations of children, as well as traveling to care for her brothers and sisters when terminally ill. We all appreciated her warm touches - words of encouragement and empathy, a homemade brownie, cookie, or puffed wheat cake, buns from a warm oven, slippers and a housecoat to borrow, a bean bag to warm our bed. Mom and Dad moved to Brandon in 1975. Mom enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens - she even enjoyed weeding! Mom took pride and pleasure in maintaining a house full of warmth and comfort for all to feel a sense of "home". Mom was Dads primary caregiver when he developed Alzheimers disease. Her patience and love towards Dad were an inspiration, but not a surprise, to her children. Upon Dads passing in 1994, Mom opened her home to her brother, Jim, who remained with her until her move to Victoria Landing in March 09. In Sept. 08, Mom suffered a stroke and heart attack. With her brave, strong spirit, she worked to reach the goal of going home and caring for herself. We were appreciative that she retained her memory and sense of humor that made our Mom so special! Mom was buried beside Dad on Oct. 16 in the Reston Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, grandchildren Rob Malley, Randy Jorgensen, and Mandy Oliver, son-in-law Gary Malley, and siblings Orma, Ralph, Cyril, Howard, Morley, Coy, Janet and Eva. She is survived by her sister, Joan (Louie) Schuetz, Armstrong, BC, and brother Jim Hall, Swift Current, SK, sisters-in-law Faith Hall, Ruby Woods, Margaret ORourke, and brothers- in-law Lionel ORourke and Peter Martins. She will remain a strong family influence to her seven children: Pat (Lloyd) Jorgensen of Bonnyville, Alberta, Terry Malley, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Joann (Ray) Sauve, Reston, Connie (Bob) Oliver, Brandon, Don (Mary Jo), Virden, Jim (Cathy), New Westminster, British Columbia, and Dianne (Mark) Kolesar, Brandon. Mom had 18 grandchildren, eighteen great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Moms newest great-grandchild, Liam Oliver, was born on the day of her funeral, a new member to a family she cherished so much! Rest well, Mom. Donations in Helens memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society, or a charity of your choice.
GURR: Lloyd Thomas Wilkie Gurr. Peacefully while surrounded by his family, at the Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 2:30 a.m., at the age of 26 years. Lloyd will be greatly missed by his brother, Mathew Gurr, his parents, Gaylene Higgs, and Ronald Gurr (Bev Weber), and by his girlfriend Sabrina Shaw, his Grampa, Bert Higgs and Grandma, Nancy Gurr, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and great cousins and of course his friends. Lloyd was predeceased by his grandmother, Irene Higgs and his grandfather, Alvin Gurr. Lloyd was born March 30, 1983 to Gaylene and Ron. His arrival was much anticipated and very welcomed. He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at 8 months of age and since then has spent his life fighting to survive but never fought to live. Lloyd lived life to the fullest at every turn. Those who knew him knew that he liked to enjoy each and every day and make the best of the time he had. Lloyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, sports and driving anything that was big and fast, talking on the phone until all hours of the night with his friends and most of all he enjoyed just hanging around with his friends and family. Lloyd never let CF rule his life. It was part of him but it did not keep him down. Wherever he went he brought smiles and giggles and warmed the heart of many. He will always be remembered for his humor and his wit and his love of life. Lloyd moved to Toronto in February 2009, to undergo a double lung and liver transplant. That transplant took place on August 30, 2009 and was a great success until he suffered a heart attack on September 11, 2009. Since then Lloyd was unable to continue to fight and due to complications the infections took over and took him from us far too soon. A Memorial Service will be held at Central United Church in Brandon, 327-8th Street at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 followed by a reception at Central United. For those that wish to attend please know that in honor of Lloyd, the dress can be casual or western. Private interment to be held at a later date. If so desired, donations can be made to The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.
CUMMINS: On Tuesday October 13, 2009 Grace Margaret Cummins (nee Church) passed away peacefully at Morley House Personal Care Home in Shoal Lake at the age of 81 years. She was born on April 4, 1928 in the R.M. of Blanchard Municipality to Fred and Mary Church. She attended school at Marney and Strathclair. Following school she worked as a telephone operator. On June 11, 1948 Grace married Graydon Cummins and they farmed in the Green Bluff Area. Grace then became a stay at home Mom. When their children were old enough Grace returned to work in the telephone office in Strathclair and Shoal Lake as a telephone operator. When dial phones were introduced Grace became a home care worker for a number of years. She then worked in the Hamiota Bakery for several years before retiring to enjoy her hobbies: Knitting, ceramics, baking, camping at Stuart Lake fishing both summer and winter. Grace lived her entire married life in the Green Bluff district until she moved to Morley House in 2006. Left to cherish her memory her husband Graydon, daughters Diane Robertson, Theresa (Dennis) Wareham and son Randy Cummins. Her cherished grandchildren Onalea (Rob) Holden, Amberley (Kurt) Baldwin, Kelly (Stephanie) Robertson, Ashley (Cory) Cummins. Her dear great grandchildren Cory Holden, Colin Holden, Keith Baldwin, Trace Baldwin, one sister Phyllis Hayhurst, three brothers Clarence (Jean) Church, Donald (Joyce) Church, Gerald (Donna) Church and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Grace was predeceased by her parents, Graydons parents, son-in-law Ronald Robertson, sister Ilene Patterson, brothers Gordon, Stanley and Milton, one brother-in-law Henry Hayhurst and sister-in-law Muriel Church, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at the Strathclair United Church on Friday, October 16, 2009. Rev. Tim Crouch officiating. Interment was at the Strathclair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba. Morley House Personal Care Home at Shoal Lake or to the Strathclair United Church Memorial Fund. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Raes Funeral Service were in care of arrangements.
COCHRANE: Louella Mae. On October 11, 2009, Louella passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with family members at her side. Louella was born May 2, 1924 at Dinorwic, Ontario. She was one of a family of nine, born to William Wright and Katherine (Sullivan) Wright. Louella came to Elgin, Manitoba in 1949 with Rev. Lionel Rowe and family. On April 19, 1951 she married Eldon Cochrane. They had two children, Donald Lee born May 9, 1955 and Ruth Ann, born October 31, 1961. Eldon and Louella farmed in the Elgin area, and retired to Souris in 1979. While living in Souris, Louella made many close friendships. She moved to Brandon in December 2002, where she lived with her daughter Ruth until her passing. Louella was a very caring and loving mother and proud of her childrens accomplishments. She was a faithful member of the Anglican Church, and attended until her health failed her. Louella spent her leisure time crocheting, doing jig saw puzzles, and other hand work. At family gatherings you could always find her helping in the kitchen. She enjoyed having coffee with her family and friends and maintained a lasting friendship with the Rowe family. Louella was predeceased by her husband Eldon on February 7, 2001. She is survived by her two children, Donald who lives in Portage la Prairie and Ruth who lives in Brandon, two sisters, four brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life was held on Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Kowlachuks Funeral Chapel in Souris, with the Rev. Mark Murray officiating. Interment was in the Elgin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics Westman Region, P.O. Box 20149, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y8.
ARTHUR: Ida Mildred (née Fox) June 16, 1907- October 14, 2009. Gram just went to sleep surrounded by family and caregivers at Fairview Home in Brandon, MB. Predeceased by her parents, Frank & Mable Fox. Husband Alex, six siblings and great grandson Khody Warburton, she leaves to mourn four children: Shirley Balch (David), Helen Warburton (Fred), Bryan (Diane) and Wayne (Ann), as well as 22 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren. Ida was born in Desford, Manitoba where she attended school and later became a piano teacher before she married Alex in 1933. She was a devoted wife and mother who worked hard to help make Gentrice Jerseys successful. Ida was also dedicated to her church and community, teaching Sunday school and quilting with the Little Souris Willing Workers and Brandon Hills Busy Bees. At home she played the organ wonderfully, crocheted afghans for every family member and made the best choke cherry jelly known to mankind. She will be greatly missed and she will always be cherished in our hearts. Our thanks to Brockie Donovan Funeral Home for the lovely service and a special thanks to Kurt Ardron. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to the Lung Association of Manitoba, #8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or a charity of your choice.
I shall grow old but never lose lifes zest, because the roads last turn will be the best. (Henry Van Dyke)Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
ANDREW: Cecil Hugh. It is with great sadness the family announce the death of Cecil Andrew. Born Nov. 22, 1927, at Plumas, Manitoba. Cecil's death occurred, after a short illness, at Brandon General Hospital on Oct. 20, 2009. Cecil was predeceased by his parents, Julia in 1954 and Sydney in 1972, three brothers Gordon in 1960, Ken in 1974 and Ray in 1999, and his dear wife Lorraine (Couch) in 2008. He will be missed by his brother Lloyd of Edmonton, Alberta, sisters Avis Neilsen of Brampton, ON and Irene (Dick) Kuntz of Brantford, Ontario, sisters in law Bette Hyndman of Rapid City and Shirley Bollman of Brandon. Cecil also leaves two step children Dave (Lesley) Clarke and Barry Clarke of Victoria, British Columbia. Nieces and nephews: Daryl (Marie) Andrew, Carole Trottier (Kuntz), Garth (Brenda) Andrew, Doug (Susan) Kuntz, Barb (Bruce) Belcher, Allan Andrew, Kurt (Zaida) Neilsen, Shirley (Chris ) Martin, Jacquie Esplin, Bev (Doug) Kreller, Wendy (Don) Smith, Lillian (Keith) Vance, Darlene (Vern) Appleyard. Cecil spent his entire working life farming in the Rapid City area. Basically he spent his whole life helpingfamily. First when his mother passed away he stayed on the family farm and helped his father. When Cecil's father died his brother Ken moved to the NW quarter of the family farm. Cecil helped build a new home for Ken and his family. When Ken died suddenly he tried to take a bunch of city kids and turn them into farmers. When his nephew Daryl bought an old house to move into Rapid City, Cecil was the one who helped build the basement, block by concrete block until completion. During the Town of Rapid City's Centennial in 1983, there was this "young" girl from Victoria, British Columbia who came to visit. This young girl's name was Lorraine and she stole Cecil's heart. It was heartwarming to see this 55 year old confirmed bachelor holding hands with his childhood sweetheart. They were married the following year and Cecil was thrilled to have a whole new family to care for. His emphasis was naturally to his new family and he was happy to assume those responsibilities. When Cecil retired from farm life he and Lorraine purchased a home in Brandon. Cecil and Lorraine continued to winter in Texas as he had for many years. Cecil's life changed suddenly with Lorraine's passing in the summer of 2008. Cecil used that time to reconnect with family. It allowed Cecil's great nieces and nephews a chance to spend some time with him. A whole new generation got to know his generosity, sense of humor and his infectious smile. Cecil will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. FuneralServices will be held at the Rapid City United Church on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. Interment will be at the Rapid City Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the Rapid City Legion Hall immediately following the Interment.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HUNTER: Alice Mary Hunter, age 90, beloved wife of Jim Hunter, died onOctober 20, 2009 at the Boissevain Health Centre Boissevain, Manitoba In accordance with her wishes, a private service will be held Friday, October 23, 2009, Boissevain, Manitoba. Donations may be made, in memory of Alice to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Unit or the Sunroom Project at Westview Lodge, Boissevain, Manitoba. Full obituary to follow.
Messages of condolence may be madeonline at www.wheatlnd.comKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
DURSTON: Passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home on Tuesday October 20, 2009 at the age of 91 years, Ellen Kathleen Durston, of Glenboro, Manitoba, formerly of Griswold, Manitoba. Kathleen leaves to mourn her passing her loving daughter Elaine (Pete) Raimbault of Glenboro, 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Frank Durston in 1980, parents Milton and Ethel Donogh and by sisters Aileen Johnston and Dorothy Burford. Funeral services will be held on Friday October 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Glenboro United Church with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held in the C.E. Building. Everyone is welcome. Interment will take place in the Griswold Cemetery at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Kathleens memory to the Glenboro United Church Memorial Fund, Box 623 Glenboro or to the Glenboro Volunteer Senior Enrichment Group, Box 422 Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.
On line condolences can be sent to email@example.com.Jamiesons Funeral Services of Baldur-Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
MADILL: Hilda Jane Madill of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on October 20, 2009 at the Brandon Health Centre at the age of 85 years. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm at St. Johns Anglican Church, Bethany, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Boyd Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Boyd Cemetery, or a charity of your choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements, 867-3868.
SHABITS: It is with sadness that the family announces that the death of Nestor Shabits occurred at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Sunday, October 18, 2009. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, with interment to follow in the Columbarium at the Cathedral. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to C.A.R.G., the Canadian Cancer Society for Prostrate Cancer Research or a charity of choice.
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KIYEWAKAN: Morris James Kiyewakan, beloved husband of Margaret and dear father of Shirley, grandfather to Tania, Nancy and Dean, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the age of 84 years. An evening service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. A time of visitation will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with services commencing at the Community Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will take place at the Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery followed by a reception at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall.
EISSNER: Willy, age 86 years, beloved husband of Erika Eissner, father of Ullich, Detlef, Birgit and Arnie, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, October 18, 2009. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba, on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Willy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
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BATES: Daisy Clementine (Pat) Bates, October 17, 2009. Daisy Clementine (Pat) Bates was a beautiful woman with a kind and gentle spirit. She was a blessing to all she knew and was deeply loved. She was a woman of many interests as well as being a devoted wife, proud mother and grandmother and a loyal friend. Pat Bates (nee Pattullo) was born on June 26, 1916 at Wakopa, Manitoba, the first Canadian born to a Scottish family of nine children. They farmed at different locations, settling at Ninette, Manitoba. Pat graduated with honours as a registered nurse from the Brandon General Hospital where she earned the silver medal and the General Proficiency Award. She married Grenville Bates on August 16, 1944. Pats career as a nurse began at Brandon General Hospital and took her to Winnipegs Grace Hospital and Misericordia General Hospital. She also worked at the Municipal Hospitals (Riverview Health Centre), and later at Wascana Hospital in Regina. Upon retirement Pat and Grenville took over the Bates home farm at Elkhorn, Manitoba and then moved to Winnipeg where they lived until her death. Pat loved to travel. She and Grenville traveled the world extensively visiting Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Portugal, England, Scotland, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Israel, Brazil, Turkey, Yugoslavia and other destinations. Throughout her life, Pat enjoyed reading, golfing and curling and was an avid bridge player. She cherished her many long-term friendships and gave and received much joy spending time with her family. She had a wonderful sense of humour and style. She was strong, resilient and selfless throughout her life and tackled several illnesses in the same manner. Living her elder years with dignity and amazing grace was a stunning example to all who were touched by her. She often said that she had a very rewarding life. Pat is sadly missed by her loving husband Grenville, daughters Diane Bates Christmas (Richard) of Calgary and Alys-Lynne (Furgal) West (Steve) of Winnipeg, son David Bates (Lynn) of Winnipeg as well as eight grandchildren in Canada and London, England. Viewing will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Green Acres Funeral Home followed by the Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m. Entombment will be held in Holy Angel Mausoleum. Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241, Hwy #1 East inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg.Condolences may be sent to:www.greenacresmemorial.com
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