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SWAN: Elwin Watson passed away suddenly at home in Souris on November 26, 2010 at the age of 63. Elwin was born and raised in Souris. At the time of his passing he was manager of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #60 where he had been a member for more than forty years and a past president. Elwin served, first as assistant secretary treasurer then chief administrative officer for the Town of Souris between 1972 and 2003. Elwin will be remembered as a thoughtful, generous and kind man who always had a smile and who loved to laugh. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, her three sons, Scott, Chad and Tyler. He will be forever missed by his sister, Marlene "Sis," her partner, Ken, her son, Warren and family, her daughter Shauna and family, the children he raised with love, Karen, Lisa and Doug, nine grandchildren, one great granddaughter, cousins, other extended family and many friends. Many happy memories will be shared for years to come. Funeral service was held at St. Paul's United Church on December 1, 2010. Donations in memory of Elwin may be made to a charity of your choice.
STITT: Evan Nelson Stitt, 1926-2010. Sadly but peacefully, Evan Nelson Stitt, dearly beloved husband of Alice passed away December 8, 2010. Evan was born August 2, 1926 in Rossburn, Manitoba, the seventh child and fourth son of James Wilson Stitt and Annie Eileen (Cope). Siblings Florence, Dorothy, Lois, James, Clifford and Shirley predeceased him, brother Gerald of Penticton survives. Evan received his early schooling in Rossburn. After Grade 12 he entered the Army serving from August 1944 to June 1945. From an early age, his desire was to become a pharmacist and when he received his admission to the Faculty of Pharmacy he abandoned his B.Sc. studies in third year. Throughout his Pharmacy years, he had a variety of jobs in order to support himself and achieve his dream. He graduated from Pharmacy in 1953. His first position was at Goodhand’s Drug Store in Dauphin, Manitoba. In Dauphin, he met his future wife Alice Balchen. They married February 19, 1956 and enjoyed almost 56 years of happiness. Although he was happy as an employee, his dream to be independent was paramount and when the opportunity arose he bought his own store. Evan was a popular, successful businessman and his never failing good humour and kindness drew people to him. He was generous to all and had time for a quick chat with everyone. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, the Dauphin Golf and Country Club and Curling Association for many years and after purchasing the cottage at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park he was a member of the Clear Lake Golf Club too. He was a very active member of the community and devoted many hours to various projects. He was always a willing volunteer. He was an avid sportsman planning hunting and fishing expeditions to northern Manitoba. He loved the outdoors and instilled a love of nature via cross-country skiing, ice skating, hiking, biking in his much loved children. He was an inspiration and mentor to his family, someone, who, from humble beginnings achieved and lived a dream. In 1985 Evan retired, sold his business and travelled throughout Manitoba as a relief druggist giving fellow pharmacists much needed holidays. In 1990 Alice and Evan decided to broaden their horizons and looked west to Victoria as an ideal location. They quickly settled into Victoria, both joining Newcomers and through the Club he participated in golf, bridge and pub lunches. He was an active member of the Victoria Curling Club and greatly enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow curlers. He played his last game on October 15, 2010. Alice and Evan travelled widely during their years together but no trips were more anticipated than the family trips to Banff, Jasper, Whistler and Big Sky, Montana. For countless years August second was reserved for celebrating Evan’s birthday, an occasion no one wanted to miss. He was the life of the party and nicknamed “effervescent Ev” because of his great zest for life. He will be sorely missed. He is survived by his loving wife Alice, their children Ingrid, Robert (Suzanne), Gerald (Maureen), Kathryn (Michael) and Alan (Shannon), their grandchildren Gregory, Wayne, Jason, David, Laurel, Evan, Erin, Kiersten Caroline, Fiona, Claira and Brooklyn and their great grandson Dominic. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. December 28, 2010 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Saanich, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined, donations to the Victoria Symphony or charity of your choice. Please visit the Notice for Evan Nelson Stitt. http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000147101843X
“Sic transit gloria mundi.”“Thus passes away the glory of the world.”
SOWIAK: Rudolph “Rudy” Sowiak of Nesbitt, beloved husband of Ruth and dear father of Todd (Michelle) Sowiak and Caroline (Tom) Roy, passed away peacefully at the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. A private family service will be held with interment to follow at the Minnewawa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rudy may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SMITH: David Lawrence Patrick Smith, beloved husband of Mary, passed away at his home in the R.M. of Winchester on December 16, 2010. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 21st, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Deloraine, Manitoba. Interment to follow at Elgin Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.com
Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba entrusted with arrangements.
SINGLE: The death of Alvin Reinhold Single, beloved husband of Pat, dear father and grandfather occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, December 16, 2010. Al was the proprietor of Al's Delivery of Brandon. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jason Zinko of Redeemer Lutheran Church will officiate. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Al to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7, or Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for CancerCare, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RICHMOND: Annie Margaret Elinor Richmond (Nee Lloyd). It is with sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Elinor Richmond at the Treherne hospital on Tuesday December 14th, 2010 at the age of 88 years. Elinor is survived by her son Darwin (Diana) granddaughter Krista Bouchard (Darin) grandson Regan (Alicia Vertz) and great grandchildren Brady and Tara Lee Bouchard. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, many of whom spent summer holidays at the Richmond home. Elinor was the last surviving aunt from her generation. Elinor was predeceased by her husband Gordon her three brothers Dick (Mary) Chris (Emily) Charley (Betty) and Gordon’s sister Winnie Jonasson (Hjortur) and brothers Arnold (Eileen) and Henry (Eleanor). Elinor was born January 25 1922 at Grahamdale, Manitoba. Her father died when she was three so she and her mother and brothers lived in several locations including the Lockport area and Mafeking. She left home as a young teen and began working at Winnipeg Beach in the late thirties. In 1942 she came to Cypress River to visit her brother Chris who was working for the Aubry family. She became acquainted with the Burgess family who ran the grocery store and began working for them. She met Gordon at a dance and they were married in the fall of 1944.They farmed north of town until 1972 at which time they moved to town. After Gordon’s passing in 1996 Elinor lived on her own until 2003 when she moved into the Cypress River Lodge. A private family burial will be held at the Glencoe Cemetery on Monday, December 20, 2010. The family invites everyone to join them on Monday, December 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Cypress River Community Hall for a Celebration of Elinor’s life, followed by lunch and reminiscing. As expressions of sympathy if friends so wish donations may be made in Elinor’s memory to the Cypress River and Area Foundation, Box 86, Cypress River, Manitoba, R0K 0P0.For online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
MUNRO: Clifford Nelson Munro of Brandon, beloved husband of Sadie Munro, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 97 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Tom Foster officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MacDEARMID: Mr. George Duncan MacDearmid, beloved husband of Luella and dear father of Georganne (Denis) Bisson, Ken (Jo-Ann) Holder and Brian (Michelle) Holder, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. A Celebration of George’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or the Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Complete obituary information to follow.
McCRAE: Olive Myrtle Marguerita (nee Nicholson), of Brandon formerly of Dauphin, passed away December 10, 2010 at Valleyview Care Home at the age of 93. Olive was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She received her education in Dauphin. Olive came to know the Lord as her personal Saviour at an early age. Growing up she attended Sunday School, Youth Groups and Church faithfully. Olive's faith and strong determination stood her in good stead through many trials. She was a caregiver for her dear husband, Max for over 65 years. In 1970 Max and Olive moved to Brandon, as Max was transferred to Shilo. Olive enjoyed spending time with friends, family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and seldom missed a curling game on TV. Max and Olive spent many summers at their cabin at Clear Lake. Olive was a charter member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, and a member of the Dauphin Pioneers Association. Olive is survived by son Jack (Arnette), grandchildren Brady (Lisa), great-grandchildren Rebekah, Emily, Tanner, Ethan of Winnipeg, granddaughter Kim; son Allan (Charlotte) of Brandon, grandchildren Kyle (Susan), great grandson Logan of Winnipeg, Kristie (Perry) Hutton, great grandchildren Paige, Parker of Lethbridge, Kelly (Heather) of Winnipeg; brother and sister in law Lewis (Nora) Nicholson of Dauphin, sister in law Joy (Bill) De'Ath of Neepawa, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her husband Max McCrae, November 7, 2008, parents Hepworth and Pearl Nicholson, brother and sister-in-law Alton and Gwen Nicholson, niece Fran Nicholson. Also predeceased are sisterand brother-in-law Jim and Birda Crowe, sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Ron Hyde, niece Marlene Hyde, nephews Bill Crowe, Don Hyde, and Dean Crowe. Funeral service was held at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, December 15, 2010 with Pastor Josh Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were grandsons Kyle, Kelly, Brady McCrae, Perry Hutton, nephews Dale De'Ath and Owen Nicholson. If friends so desire donations may be made to Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 4 Willowdale Crescent, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 1A3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LEWARNE: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stanley Lewarne on Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, after a long medical history. Stan was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor and friend. Stan was born in Winnipeg on January 5, 1924. After his schooling, Dad went to Ag school and then moved to Souris where he worked on the McSorley farm which he later purchased. In Souris, he met the love of his life, Harriet Brown, affectionately known as Hattie. They were married in 1953. Sons Grant and Kent and daughter Kim all arrived in Souris while Dad and Mom were farming in the area. In 1967, Dad went to work as an assistant at the Hartney UGG Elevator. In 1969, Dad became the elevator manager of the UGG in Cromer. He was later a relief manager and grain auditor for UGG. Due to deteriorating health, Stan went on long term disability in 1984 and retired in 1989. In 1999, as he was losing his eyesight with macular degeneration, Dad decided it would be better to live in Brandon closer to the medical attention he would need. Dad very much missed the small town and found transition to city life and losing his driver’s license very hard. Dad loved watching sports and even when his eyesight went he would still listen to the games and highlights and keep up on everything. Dad loved to fish and truly enjoyed his trips up north while Kent lived there. Jan Lake was a favorite place for Dad. Left to mourn Stan’s passing are his loving wife, Hattie of 57 years; son, Grant (Bonnie) Trevor and Jennifer of Cromer; daughter Kim (Lawrence McInnes) of Brandon, Shannon (Scott Burgess) and great –grandson Jackson of Brampton, Ontario, Sean of Estevan, Saskatchewan; and son Kent (Karen), Mallorie, Lexi and Robi of Pilot Mound, sister Myrna (Jim Loewen) of Mississauga, Ontario and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Stan was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Edith Lewarne; sister Ruth; granddaughter Rikki; Hattie’s parents, Mel and Velma Brown; sisters-in-law Melva (Doug Balance) and Margaret (Gordon McRae). Over the past several years, Dad has made frequent visits to the Brandon Clinic and Brandon Regional Health Centre. We cannot thank the staff at the clinic enough for their kind care and attention to all of Dad’s health needs. To Dr. Duncan, Cindy and the rest of Station 1 staff, our sincere thanks. To the hospitalist team two and the staff of 400 and A300, thank you for caring for Dad over the years and in particular, over the past several weeks. Dad’s pleasant nature and smile was mentioned many times to us. You all always made him smile and we appreciate your kindness and concern. Thanks also to Danita and our Home Care team and to Donna Hamm and staff of Caring Companions. You have all been fantastic and so caring, always brightening Dad’s life. A Celebration of Stan’s Life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday,December 2, 2010 at 11am with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Special memories of Dad were shared by Kim and Kent Lewarne. Refreshments and fellowship followed at the Central United Church Auditorium. A family graveside service was held prior to the service in Souris with son-in-law Lawrence McInnes officiating. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of one’s choice. Sonny, Lisa and the great staff at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, looked after the arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KISSOCK: Adalene "Dean" Kissock (nee Cole), of Brandon, formerly of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Dean was born August 12, 1934 at Gilbert Plains, Manitoba and grew up on the family farm with her parents Willard and Lola Cole and older brother Mydren where they raised animals and enjoyed farm life. Growing up in the depression when money was tight, she loved going to dances and having friends in where they played music (fiddle and piano) and sang. Dean attended Strathcona School and later worked as a telephone operator in Gilbert Plains where she met her future husband, Glen. Over the years, Dean volunteered and belonged to numerous organizations including the Riverview Curling Club as a founding member, Glen Lea Golf Course, Telephone Pioneer Partners and Ladies of the Shrine. Dean enjoyed curling and golfing and even shot a hole in one! Other interests included gardening, canning, baking, quilting, crocheting, knitting, sewing and spending time with family and friends. Dean is survived by her daughter Bernice (Larry) Saunders: sons Brian (Lou Ann) and Brent (Steve Renton); grandchildren Kevin (Lyzz) Gudz, Kori (Darryl) Oliver, Jason (Amelia) Kissock and Jenna Kissock; great grandchildren Bryce, Conner and Chase. Predeceased by her husband Glen Kissock; parents Willard and Lola Cole; brother Mydren Cole and sister-in-law Kathleen Cole. The Memorial Service was held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, December 16, 2010. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiated. Urn Bearer was Lou Ann Kissock. Honourary Pallbearers were Kevin Gudz, Kori Oliver, Jason Kissock, Jenna Kissock, Marg Brown and Ron Ruckle. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dean may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Westman Chapter, Unit 5B, 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
"We love you and we'll miss you."
KEATING: On Dec 1, 2010 Mary Ella Keating of Mundare, Alberta, passed away at age of 86. Mary moved to Mundare in 1992 from Pentiction where she lived in her own home till her passing with support of her son Bill and health care services. She was survivied by her children Bill (Ardyth), Judy (Tom) Usunier, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, siblings, Bill (Mary), Annie (Wilbert), Cleve (Gail), Verna (Gil), Dianne (Gary) as well as many other relations and friends. She was predeceased by two sisters, one brother. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreeen Funeral Chapel Edmonton. A Memorial will take place in July where her remains will be placed near her parents in the Wawanesa Cementary. Donations may be made to Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation.
HOWELL: Thomasina (Tina) Passed away peacefully on December 1st, 2010 at her residence in the Souris Personal Care Home. She will be lovely remembered by her family, Ray (Betty) Howell of Brandon, Barb (Murray) Arnold of Souris, Gary (Lois) Howell of Regina; grandchildren Carlie Howell (Toronto) Geoff Howell (Vancouver), Myles Arnold (Souris), Curtis Arnold (Souris) great granddaughter Malana Arnold, and chosen granddaughters Chelsey Gardner (Victoria), Jocelyn Gardner (Victoria), Nikki (Darryl) Moreau (Souris), and great grandson Keerin Moreau, sister Marjorie Howell (Victoria) brothers Dave Cook (New Zealand), Don Cook (England), sisters-in-law Bernice Howell (Treherne), Gladys Cooper (Calgary) as well as nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad. Tina was predeceased by her husband Albert, her parents Robert and Florence Cook and brother Rob Cook as well as extended family John Howell, Art Howell, Alf Howell, Bea and John McCulloch, Peg and Phil Hill, Dick Cooper and Toni Cook. Mom was born November 5, 1924 in North Shields, Northumberland England and came to Canada at the beginning of World War II, evacuated with her younger brothers and sent to stay with her Great Aunt Jean in Calgary. Upon Jeans' sudden passing mom was taken in by a wonderful Lacombe Alberta family, the Newman's, who became lifelong friends. In 1943 mom joined the RCAF Women's Division, being stationed in Ontario, Saskatchewan and B.C. After the war mom returned home to England, but she had fallen in love with Canada and decided she wanted to return. Upon arriving she worked several different jobs in Halifax and Toronto and was able to save up enough money to take the train west to Manitoba to visit her sister Marjorie and brother-in-law Alf Howell who lived in Souris. It was there she met and soon after married husband Albert. They started their life together on the family farm south of Souris in the Lily district where their three children, Ray, Barb and Gary were born and raised. It was a rewarding experience in our lives living and growing up on the farm but in the late 60's, due to dad's poor health, we all moved to Souris. Mom loved to cook so there was always a big > garden and plenty of preserves for the winter. Her love of sewing, knitting, crafts and painting were evident by the many red ribbons that were brought home from fairs around the countryside and her beautiful paintings and crafts have been passed down to be cherished by her family. But most of all mom’s family was always in her thoughts and prayers, she cherished her 3 children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits and phone calls. Despite health problems throughout her life, especially the Parkinson's in these latter years, mom persisted. Mom was a member of the Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Legion, Souris Art Club and Souris Women's Institute. A Memorial Service and Celebration of her life was held Tuesday December 7th at St. Paul's Church, Souris. At mom's request The Reverend Mark Murray of St. Luke's Anglican Church officiated, with St. Paul's choir in attendance and a beautiful solo of "In the Garden " sung by Holly Doull. A heartwarming Eulogy was presented by youngest son Gary Howell followed by a musical recorded tribute sung by granddaughter Carlie Howell from her current CD. Urn Bearers were grandsons, Myles and Curtis Arnold and Geoff Howell. Royal Canadian Legion Souris Branch members attending provided a Commrade Salute. At mom's request Honorary Pallbearers were: Agnes Down, Doreen Strath, Mary Ann Carlisle, Ivy Morris, Margaret Leonard, Cecil Ross, Bunny Russell, Julia Semeschuk, Trudy McCulloch, Eric and Ardele Luke and Joan Shackleton . A luncheon and time of fellowship followed in the St. Paul's Auditorium. Cremation and private family Interment in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all the caregivers over the years, especially Victoria Park Lodge, 4th Floor Assiniboine Centre Staff , Dr. Cram and all the wonderful folks at the Souris Personal Care Home. A special thanks to the Newman Family for all they did for mom over the years and to her extended family and close friends for writing, calling, visiting and being a part of her life. To honor her life and memory, donations gratefully accepted to the Parkinson Society Manitoba at 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1P4 or toll free at 1-866-999-5558, Souris Personal Care Home Sunroom Fund, C/O ARHA Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0 or a charity of choice. Kowalchuk's Funeral Home of Souris entrusted with arrangements.
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day,Unseen, unheard, but always near,Still loved, still missed and very dear.
HADLAND: Heather “Darlene” Hadland passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre with family and friends at her side. Darlene was born on November 19, 1941. She spent her early years at Douglas, Manitoba, moving to Brandon in 1955. After high school, she took training at BMHC as a Lab Technologist and X-Ray Technician. Darlene’s work took her to various towns before settling in Portage la Prairie, where she met her soul mate, Gary Hadland. They were married in 1968 and relocated to Winnipeg. Darlene and Gary then went back to Portage, and finally settled down for good in Brandon. She worked at the Westman Lab until her retirement, on November 19, 2001. Darlene and Gary loved to travel and they spent many vacations traversing the globe, meeting new friends wherever they went. Also an avid camper, she spent as much time as possible in the great outdoors. Motorcycling was also a passion and, not to be outdone by Gary, Darlene had her own bike. She also enjoyed attending the ballet and opera performances with her friends. She cherished her beloved family pets, who will miss her so much. Darlene is survived by her loving husband, Gary; sister Shaunene (John) Bishop of Black Diamond, AB; brother Garry (Colleen) Miller of Brandon; mother-in-law Laura Strachan, of Kelowna, B.C.; sister-in-law Gail Goertzen, Gladstone; and many nieces and nephews. Darlene was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mary Jenkins; her stepmother, Beth Jenkins; and sister and brother-in-law Ferne and Foster Boles. The family would like to thank her many dear friends who were always there for her and Gary. Their caring and generosity were unparalleled. Thanks, too, to Dr. du Plooy and the staff on A300 for kindness and compassion. A service will be held on May 12, 2011 at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, with interment at the Shoal Lake Cemetery. At Darlene’s request, please, no floral tributes. Memorial donations made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or a charity of your choice would be deeply appreciated.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HADDOW: Williamina "Billie" Haddow (nee Garrity) February 15, 1943 - December 9, 2010 of Brandon, Manitoba. After a short but courageous battle with illness, Billie passed away peacefully surrounded by family and in the hearts of many great friends. Billie was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in October of 1970. She was one of four children born to the late William and Jane Dias Rutherford Garrity and was the beloved wife of Daniel Haddow for over 40 years. Billie will forever be remembered by her beloved children: Scott, Tracy (Mike) Woodland and Kim; treasured grandchildren Brittany and Dylan Woodland. Surviving in Scotland are her brother Jim (Christine) and sisters Anne and Jean; brother-in-law Robert of Calgary and sister-in-law Myra (George) also of Scotland, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and her Uncle John who will fondly remember her. Billie was proud of her heritage and loved listening to her Scottish music and participating in and supporting events that promoted her Scottish heritage. She enjoyed attending The Robert Burns Supper each year and most recently the Scottish Pavilion of the Winter Festival along with the many other events put on by the Westman Scottish Association. Billie touched the lives of many people with her gentle yet firm nature and generosity. She enjoyed a good time with friends, whether it was out with her coffee buddies or hosting the annual block Christmas party. She also enjoyed the many visits she made back to Scotland where she was able to catch up with old friends and visit with her family. Billie was very active in her community, volunteering for many organizations which provided even more friendships for her. A lot of her earlier volunteer work revolved around that of her kids, while later on she helped with numerous organizations, important to her, such as the Optimist Club of Brandon, Christmas Cheer or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. After 40 years of marriage, Mom and Dad were able to go on the honeymoon they never had as a result of Dad having to leave the day after they were married for Quebec as a result of the FLQ crisis taking place. They spent a wonderful week inVictoria B.C. taking in many amazing sights and cherishing their time together. Friends and family were invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate her life on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3, 560 13th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba. The family extends its most sincere thanks to Doctor Benade along with Doctors Penner and Bookatz in the ICU, along with the nursing staff and the health care aides on the 400 floor and ICU at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, as well as the staff of A300 of the Assiniboine Centre for the care they all afforded our wife, mother, grandmother and friend over the past five weeks. Words alone cannot express the gratitude we feel for the care and compassion the staff showed Mom and our family during this time. Special thanks go to Joe Ball and Denise Woodland for the understanding and support they each provided us during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Brandon Chapter, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3W8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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