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HENRICKSON: Ruth Arline Henrickson (née Gillespie), April 19, 1927 – November 6, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. On November 6, 2012, surrounded by those who loved her most she went on to join the many family that have gone before her. Mom was born in Winnipeg on April 19, 1927 to Russell and Edith Gillespie. The eldest of five children she had much responsibility thrust upon her at a young age during the depression years; responsibility readily accepted and carried throughout life as she became the centre of her immediate and extended family. Mom was the life coach, security blanket, comforter, adviser and historian to her siblings, children and their children. The hardships of early life taught her many life skills of which cooking, baking, sewing, and knitting were particular favourites. All of us have wonderful memories of many an evening spent in Mom’s kitchen enjoying good conversation and delicious treats of fruit cake, shortbread cookies, apple pie, and chocolate cake. Her fondest memories were those of her family and the current crop of great grandchildren were no exception. With failing eyesight she was able to witness her latest great grandson (two month old Christopher) by viewing his photos on a big screen television. Mom served her country during the latter stages of WWII as a staff driver in the Canadian Army. It was here that she met our dad Harold, who was a mechanic with the army, and on June 1, 1946 they married. In those early years, after we kids were in school and old enough to look after ourselves, Mom put her cooking skills to work and operated a family restaurant located in the Nicolett hotel in St. Boniface. The family moved to Thompson, MB in 1961 where she worked for the Post Office, and then later when the family relocated to Brandon, MB she worked at Brandon General Hospital in the CSR unit until her health prevented further employment. Mom’s attitude about life was ‘don’t complain, deal with it, and carry on’. Although in pain at the end; she never complained, she just dealt with it and carried on. Our family is forever grateful to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Fairview Home in Brandon and Minnedosa Care Home, who with their dedication, compassion and love looked after Mom for the past several years and especially during her final days and hours. You will always be in our hearts. A special thank you goes out to Pastor Jason Zinko of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Brandon) for his heartfelt friendship and comfort for our mother during her last days. Mom was predeceased by her father, mother, beloved husband Harold and her four siblings, Joseph, Shirley, Donald, and Bill. Left to cherish her memory are: son Bob (Elaine), daughter Debbie (Bryon) Gaiser, grandson Bob Gaiser, granddaughter Krysta (Dale) Giesbrecht and great grandchildren Carter, Jessica, and Sarah Gaiser, Matthew and Abby Giesbrecht, and Christopher Ogilvie. A celebration of her life was previously held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home with interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1.
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HAY: Mary Hay (nee McAuley). With bittersweet sadness the family of Mary Hay announces her peaceful passing on November 9, 2012 at The Dr. Hogg pavilion in White Rock, BC. Mary was born in Brandon, Manitoba on April 13th, 1923 to Elizabeth (nee Muirhead) and Henry McAuley of Carnegie Manitoba. Mary is survived by her son Allan (Karen), Grandchildren Deborah (Jean Pierre) Marion, Fraser (Michelle) Hay, and Great Grandchildren Ainslie and Gavin Hay and Jonah Marion of White Rock, BC. Mary is also survived by Brother Jim (Sarah) McAuley of Brandon, Manitoba and cousins, nephews and nieces in Canada, Australia, Scotland and England. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George (1992), her son Ralph (1955), her sister in law Mildred McAuley and her nephew Wayne McAuley. Mary was raised in Carnegie MB and spent much of her adult life in Brandon. Mary also lived in High River AB., Wetaskiwin, AB. and since 2003 in White BC. Mary served her country during WW2 as a civilian at Number 12 Air force Training Centre. Following her marriage, Mary worked as a homemaker, mother and worked alongside her husband in his greenhouse business and beekeeping. Mary was a supportive caregiver to anyone who needed her. Those who knew Mary will remember her kind and loving nature, her quiet sense of humour, her generosity, her strength, her devotion to family, friends and God, her love of children and of course, her cookies! Private family services were held November 11, 2012 in White Rock, BC. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated,
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HALL: Barbara (nee Markle) passed away of cancer on November 11, 2012 with family at her side. Barbara was born on May 20, 1952 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. She grew up in Brandon but spent ages 2 to 12 in the small town of Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada. She spoke of Neepawa with great fondness as the ideal small town for a youngster to be a kid. Later the family moved back to Brandon. Barbara lived in Manitoba until 1995 and then moved to Calgary, Alberta where she loved the Rocky Mountains. She worked in design for Thomasville and Lane furniture there. She later worked for Electrolux (Frigidaire) as a Marketing Representative to retail stores and she loved the travel. Barbara went to Charlotte, NC, USA in 2004 upon meeting her husband and married Mike Hall in 2005. Mike was the love of her life. Mike made her extremely happy and she loved traveling and boating with him. While living in Charlotte, Barbara was active in several service groups working passionately to help fundraise for local charities. Barbara is survived by her husband K. Michael Hall and her two children, Vanessa Markle of Winnipeg, MB. and Shea Markle (Teresa Ainey) of Victoria, BC. Her pride and joy are her two grandsons (Shea) Kael Markle age 12 and Tharen Markle age 9. Also surviving her is her mother Jean Markle and sister Linda Meyer of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Barbara is predeceased by her father Kenneth Markle in 2009. A memorial service was held in Charlotte, NC on November 15, 2012. A private family interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date.
To The Well Organized Mind, Death is but the next Great Adventure. J.K. Rowling
Road Trip! B. Hall
GOWANS: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Beloved Dad and Grandpa Gerard (Ged) Gowans at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Ged was born in Dundee, Scotland on January 30, 1927. Ged and Ella were married March 19, 1955. In 1966, the family immigrated to Canada although he always referred to Dundee as "home". Over the years they enjoyed many trips back to Scotland. Their summers were spent at the cabin in Minnedosa. He absolutely loved it there, especially when the grandkids would tag along, which was usually every weekend. Ged was a member of the YMCA, he exercised there twice a day, seven days a week and always enjoyed his chats with the ladies at the front desk. Every Sunday, for the past 30 or so years, the family gathered at Ged and Ella's for coffee. Our Sundays will never be the same. Every Monday morning was coffee time at McDonalds with his Scottish buddies. He was so active, always on the go. He loved watching soccer on TV. His favourite team was Manchester United (shared by his grandson Robbie). He was a devoted Dad and Grandpa, even inhis last days in the hospital he was worried about his family. so selfless and kindhearted. that's the kind of man he was. Ged leaves to mourn his daughters Jean Langston (Roger Zalizniak), Margaret MacDearmid (Rob), Robert (Tracy) Gowans, Alan (Wendy) Gowans; grandchildren Jennifer Langston (Emanuell), Scott Langston, Robbie MacDearmid, Pamela MacDearmid, Justin (Megan) Gowans, Rory Gowans (Kassie), Chloe Gowans, Kingston Gowans; great grandson Cooper Gowans; sister-in-law Jean Gemmell (Don); nieces (who were like granddaughters to him) Tanis (Micheal) Kreller, their boys Delton, Clayton, Nathan and Kerry (Scott) Hemstad. Over in Dundee he leaves his sister Margaret Cussick, many nieces and nephews as well as his niece Anne (Graham) Storrie and their girls Rebecca and Alice who spent many vacations over here. He always looked forward to their visits. He was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Ella on December 17, 2005. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Ged and Ella will be returned to their homeland of Scotland. If friends so desire, donations in Ged's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5.
You gave us many things in lifeGifts both great and smallBut most of all you gave us loveThe greatest gift of all.
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FINDLAY-IRELAND: Kathleen Ethel, of Brandon, was born April 18, 1914 in Boissevain and was the middle of three daughters of Rev. and Mrs. Percy Heywood. She passed away in Selkirk on November 11, 2012 at the age of 98 years. She was a proud member of the class of ‘35 from Brandon College. In 1939, she married Dr. John Anglin (Jack) Findlay. Together, they raised three children: Leslie, John and Jeff. In the early 1960’s she began another chapter as a social worker for the Children’s Aid Society. In retirement, she enjoyed going to Arizona and California for the winter months and lived in B.C. for a number of years. The cottage at Pelican Lake was Mom and Dad’s home away from home. Mom’s piano was always a close companion and she revisited lessons as a “mature student”. She dabbled in creative writing and had a number of short stories published. She remained an active bridge player into her 90’s. Virtually never without a pet, she had dogs in her earlier years and her beloved cat in later times. Mom retained a sharp mind and fostered keen interests ranging from the arts to politics to social issues. Her sense of color was applauded by her artistic older sister Irene. She confessed to heated philosophical debates with her younger sister Pat. Never without a good book or newspaper, she was seldom out of earshot of the CBC. Kay (Katie) didn’t fit the common mould. Her conversations weren’t small talk. She taught us to read to relax, to laugh and talk openly. In her own words, living through two world wars and the depression years taught her that people, not things were most important. She lived independently and in relatively good health into her mid 90’s. She was predeceased by an infant child (Nancy), her first husband (Jack) Findlay; two sisters (Irene Hemsworth and Pat McCreery), and a second husband (Jim Ireland). She is survived by three children Leslie (Dan) Williams of Oakbank, John (Linda) Findlay of Edmonton and Jeff (Janice) Findlay of Red Deer. Her joys included nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. At age 98, her many friends became few, but this small band of cohorts was dear to her. The family would like to thank those friends, acquaintances and neighbors who aided her in her later years. Her family physician, Dr. Jeanie Deong, and the extended staff at Victoria Landing are recognized for their support. A private memorial will be held at the family cottage when the Manitoba weather cooperates.
CHARKOS: William (Bill) Patrick passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the age of 72 years. Bill was born at Rivers, Manitoba on April 12, 1940. He received his education in Rivers where he had to learn English in grade one as only Ukrainian was spoken in his home. Upon finishing school he started working with Canadian National Railroad in Miniota. He left Manitoba to work with the CNR in Kamloops, British Columbia. He returned to Manitoba in the early seventies and started workwith Canadian Pacific. On July 27, 1974, he married Judy Riley. On August 24, 1976, their first daughter, Shawna Marie, was born. On October 30, 1978, their second daughter Jacqueline Rae was born. Bill loved the game of hockey, especially the Brandon Wheat Kings. He and Judy have had season tickets for many years. He also loved fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Judy; daughters Shawna (Curtis) Gray of Brandon and Jackie (Wesley) Carnegie of The Pas, Manitoba. There are four grandchildren: Anson and Avila Gray and Ethan and Addison Carnegie. Also surviving are his brother Michael (Nell) Charkos of Kamloops, British Columbia; two nieces and six nephews as well as some great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Annie and Phillip Charkos; sister Mary Holloway and her husband Robert; sister Lena Gibson who was killed in a car accident August 2012 and her husband Charles (Chuck) in 1992 and nephew Ronald Charkos. Bill is also survived by Judy's family: Sisters Sharon (William) Neild and Janet (Douglas) Ferguson all of Brandon and Brother Jack (Barbara) Riley of St. Albert, Alberta. The funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, November 2, 2012. Arlene Robertson officiated. Placement of the cremated remains followed at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to a charity of choice. Special thanks to sons-in-law Curtis Gray and Wesley Carnegie for being the urn bearers. Special thanks also to Vern Schneider and Arlene Robertson. Thank you for all the cards, expressions of sympathy, floral arrangements and plants, baking and food that we received. Yourthoughtfulness and caring will forever be remembered.
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ADAMSKI: Joyce Adamski, beloved wife of the late Michael J. Adamski and dear mother of Michael (Shannan), Michelle (Ken), Jennifer (Norm) and Mark (Jerri), passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
NORDQUIST: Daniel "Danny", beloved husband of Patty, of Dauphin, Manitoba, formerly of Brandon, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. The graveside ceremony to celebrate Danny's life will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Donations in memory of Danny may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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REEKIE: It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Harriett Alice Reekie (née McCreary) on November 12, 2012 in the comfort of her residence at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. Harriett was born on September 11, 1924 to Gordon and Esther McCreary in Treherne, Manitoba where she spent her childhood. After graduating from high school at the age of 16, she moved to Winnipeg to attend business school. She then worked for the Audit Department of the Manitoba Telephone System. While at a telephone company dance she met Jack Reekie and thus started their most wonderful life journey together. They were married on May 15,1948 and from then on, Mom's life revolved totally around her family. Dad was her best friend and they enjoyed a very full life. Twice they traveled to the Silver Broom in Scotland and Sweden, had a trip to England and most winters in Dad's retirement years were spent in Palm Springs, California. They had many golf games together as well as very many dances. After living in a few communities with Dad's work, Brandon became home in 1960. Mom was always busy with her many years of curling and golfing, sewing, baking and spending time in her yard looking after her garden, especially her tulips which brightened our house every springtime at 7 Basswood Bay. She loved people and enjoyed visits with her friends and neighbours and these last six years with the wonderful staff at Hillcrest. As the much-loved grandchildren came along, she was a very devoted follower of all their activities and made every effort to be in attendance whether it was a piano or dance recital, hockey or curling game or a J.R. Reid concert. Her cookie jar seemed bottomless. She was so very proud of her family. Mom is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Don) Campbell of Brandon and her son, Tom (Jean Valcourt) of Saskatoon; her 6 grandchildren, Lori (Ryan Dupuis), Robin, Cheryl, and (Heather Campbell, and David and Evan Reekie; her 3 great-grandchildren, Addison, Ella and Sadie. Also, her sister Edna Thomson of Winnipeg and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by the love of her life John William (Jack) Reekie (1999), her parents, her brother Herbert McCreary (1977) and her daughter-in-law Margo (2007). We all have wonderful memories of this gentle, cheerful woman who cared about us so deeply. She will be very missed.A private family service and interment will be held at Bethel Cemetery, Treherne in the spring.
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WILSON: On Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the age of 88 years, Ethel Irene Wilson passed away peacefully at Fairview Home, with sisters Ada and Mildred at her side. Born January 1, 1924, Ethel was the second child of Walter Felix and Mary Ettie Gardiner of the R.M. of Whitehead. She received her schooling at Millan School in the Terrance District and the Goodland School near Glenella. Ethel met Wilfred Wilson of the Glenella district and they were married on October 24, 1944. They farmed in the Glenella district until moving to Brandon in 1956. Together they had four children, Elmer, Larry, Darryl and Danny, the youngest passing away at birth. They later adopted Verna and Ron. Ethel worked for several years at Eaton's and later at K-mart and Zellers and considered many of her co-workers as family. Ethel is survived by sons Darryl (Marilyn) and Ron; daughter Verna; daughters-in-law Marlane and Fran; grandchildren: Danny, Dustin (Teneille), Chris, Corey, Christy (Darren), Crystal (Bob), Laura and Renee; great grandchildren: Faith, Clayton, Payton, Nathan, Sean, Cailey, Marley and Cooper; sisters Adaand Mildred; brother Jack; brother-in-law Cecil (Jean); sisters-in-law Joyce, Juan, Ada and Agnes as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by husband Wilfred; sons Danny, Elmer and Larry; brothers Walter, Fred and George. A celebration of Ethel's life was held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. A time of fellowship followed and interment took place at the Goodland Cemetery, Glenella, Manitoba. Pallbearers were grandsons Dustin and Chris Wilson and nephews Vic Thomson, Wayne Wilson, Robert Gardiner and Con Gardiner. Flowers gratefully declined, if friends so desire, donations in Ethel's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
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YOUNG: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Gerald Young. Gerry was born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England. He travelled the world on merchant ships and decided Canada was the best place to raise his family and they immigrated to Brandon, Manitoba in 1960. A move to Calgary was made in 1990 and finally to Olds in 2005. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 62 years Edwina of Olds; son Gerald (Donna) of Brandon, MB; daughter Edwina (Bob) Ross of Olds; son Edwin (Marie Freeman) of Brandon, MB; grandchildren Tracy (Bryce Ridgen), Scott Young, Megan Ross, Morgan and Colton Young and great-granddaughter Lucy Ridgen. He also leaves numerous family in England. Gerry was predeceased by his parents and one brother in England. In keeping with Gerald’s wishes a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Horizon School, Olds or Special Olympics, Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507 -8610
MOORE: John Tysoe (Jack) Moore, age 100 beloved husband of the late Marj Moore died at Boissevain Health Centre on November 14, 2012. A private graveside service will be held in the spring at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Boissevain Golf Course; Box 989 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
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MINSHULL: It is with sadness that the family of Harrison (Harry) Minshull, of Rivers, announce his death occurred on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born May 18, 1941, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Harry was a truck driver whose interests included sports and fishing. Harry is survived by his wife Karen; children Gary (Lisa), Rodney (Brenda), Tim and Nicole of his first marriage; Brent (Angie), Bev (Gary), Donald, Donna, Pixie (John), Willie, Jeri-Ann and their mother Annie; stepchildren James (Jessica), Michelle, Bob (Ashley), Becky; twenty-two grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary Lou Minshull and parents Colin and Elizabeth Minshull. A graveside service will be held at Rivers Cemetery on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. All in attendance will be considered honorary pallbearers. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Harry may be made to a charity of choice.
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HINCH: Ross Elliott Hinch of Roseland District, Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the age of 85 years. A service to celebrate Ross’ life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Alexander Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 401-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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REEKIE: Harriett Alice Reekie (née McCreary) of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the age of 88 years. In keeping with Harriett’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow.
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