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McCALLUM: Yvonne (Bonnie) Norma passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Bonnie was born July 19, 1934 in Sidney, Manitoba to Stanley and Lena Head. She attended school in Sidney and later moved to Melita, Manitoba where she met Hugh McCallum. They were married in 1957 and were blessed with four children. Bonnie worked for Manitoba Telephone System as a switchboardoperator in Melita until 1976. She then moved to Brandon to further her education, attending Assiniboine Community College after which she was employed by Brandon General Hospital as a switchboard receptionist until her retirement in 1997. In 2007, Bonnie suffered a stroke and moved to Fairview Personal Care Home where she received wonderful care by the First Floor staff. We remember Mom as a fun loving, independent person with a greatsense of humour that stayed with her till the end. Mom enjoyed travelling, playing games, golfing, bowling, curling, cooking, sewing, knitting, music and watching baseball. Bonnie was a very caring person, always concerned about the welfare of family and friends and ready to lend a hand when needed. Bonnie was predeceased by her husband Hugh in 1982. She leaves to mourn her children Laurie (Phil) Symmans of Vernon, BC, Barb (George) Neudorf of Brandon, Doug of Brandon and Georgina (Tom Panelli) of Coquitlam, B.C.; grandchildren Gavin Symmans and Boyd Symmans of Vernon, BC, Carly (Andrew) Hofer and Kaitlin Neudorf of Brandon; sisters Doreen Stewart of Brandon and Maxine (Gordon) Weiler of Lethbridge, Alberta. Mom will be greatly missed, but we take comfort knowing she has gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour. The Funeral Service was held at Calvary Temple on Thursday, June 23, 2011. Pastor Gary Jennings officiated. Pallbearers were Gavin Symmans, Boyd Symmans, Devon McDougall, Brogan McDougall, Ryan Flannery and Wade Flannery. Interment was in the Sidney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 - 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MARTINOOK: Marjorie (neé Sopchuk), widow of the late Paul Martinook, passed away on June 28, 2011 at Valleyview Care Centre. Marjorie was born on January 17, 1917 in Brandon to parents Peter and Mary Sopchuk. She was the second oldest in a family of nine. In 1930, the Sopchuk family moved onto a farm west of Brandon. Marjorie completed her education at Roseland School and moved back to Brandon where she worked until her marriage to Paul on June 17, 1944. Their daughter, Margaret Anne, was born in 1945. Paul and Marjorie farmed in the Whitehead municipality until his passing on August 6, 1970. Marjorie remained on the farm and in 1986, she moved into Brandon. Family was very important to Marjorie. She enjoyed homemaking, gardening, sewing, crocheting and knitting for her two granddaughters, as well as a good game of bingo. In June 2009, Marjorie moved into personal care and resided there until her passing. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, three brothers and four sisters. Marjorie is survived by her daughter Margaret, son-in-law (Ray Navid) and two granddaughters, Heather and Erin. She is also survived by her brother Walter (Mannia) of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held at Brockie Donovan on July 7, 2011. Officiating the service was Mr. Lawrence McInnes and pallbearers included: Richard Martinook, Ken Martinook, Jay Martinook, Jym Hominick, Gordon Hansen and Ken Black. Private family interment was held at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marjorie can be made to a charity of your choice.
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LOEWEN: Susan Loewen (nee Dyck), beloved wife of William (Bill) Loewen, of the Moore Park district passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Center on July 5, 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 69. Susan was born on March 28, 1942, in Altona, Manitoba, the second daughter of George D. and Lena (nee Kehler) Dyck. The family lived in the Rosenfeld area and moved to Boissevain when she was 14. At the age of 9 she gave her heart to Jesus. She attended the Winkler Bible School for 2 years. On June 10, 1961, she married her sweetheart, William Loewen. They made their home on the farm. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, cooking, combining, and raising their 5 children. She was an accomplished, self-taught seamstress, being able to design and sew any special occasion gowns and outfits. She was a 4-H leader for 12 years teaching sewing, cooking, and handicrafts. Bill and Susan attended the Justice MB Church where she took part in the Ladies’ Aid, taught Sunday School and was the head of the Food Committee for many years. She was involved with the Gospel Light Bible Camp, cooking, purchasing groceries, and planning menus. For the past 21 years she worked in the children’s ministry in Grand Valley Community Church. She was a genuine, kind, compassionate lady. She was involved in many communities, including farming, school, church, and the farmer’s market. She was loved by all who came in contact with her. Her love for children gave her the patience to take care of 21 foster children over the years. She took part in the Brandon Farmer’s Market for the past 12 years. She was well known for her excellent quality of baking, canning and produce.Susan was predeceased by her parents, George D. and Lena Dyck, sister Tena, and brother Donald. Susan is survived by her husband, William (Bill) of 50 years and their 5 children, Brenda (Glen) Newton, children Kristin (Dustin) Hack, Jason (Natasha), Brad; Reg (Sharon) Loewen, children Sarah Heppner, Vance (Nicki) and great-grandchildren Kyara and Hayden, Trent and special friend Jeannie; Rhonda (Dave) Koslowsky, children Justin and Terra; daughter Jeanette (Mike) Ens, children Billy, Abby, Greg, and Daniel; Nancy (Barry) Reimer, children Eric, Paul and Luke. She is also survived by sisters, Nettie (Art) Brown, and Gertie (Ken) Hyde, brother John (Betty) Dyck, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Pallbearers were 6 of her grandsons - Brad Newton, Vance Loewen, Trent Loewen, Justin Koslowsky, Billy Ens and Eric Reimer. Viewing was held at Memories Chapel on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Interment was in Moore Park Cemetery. A Memorial Service took place at Richmond Park MB Church July 11, 2011, with Pastor Gerry Harms officiating. Because of her love for children donations may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2. Mom’s Christian faith was very real and strong. She knew that one day she would be with her Lord and Savior. In John 3:16 it says “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not die, but have eternal life.”As a family, this is very reassuring because God’s promise of eternal life means that we will see her again in heaven. She will be greatly missed by us all.
JOHNSTON:Carlyle Fraser Johnston; of Hamiota, MB; beloved husband of the late Catherine Johnston and father of Arlene, Cameron, Lyndon (Frank); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 84 years of age. A service to celebrate Carlyle’s life will be announced at a later date. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Carlyle’s memory to the Hamiota District Sports Complex, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence can be sent through the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
JOHNSTON: Sheila Johnston, January 1, 1933 – July 14, 2011. Sheila passed away after a brief illness at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SKat the age of 78 years. Sheila was born in Brandon and received her education at St. Michael’s Academy. In 1959, Sheila moved with her husband Allan to Regina, where she resided until the time of her death. Sheila was the second daughter of Tom & QueenieHagan. She was predeceased by her parents in 1976 and 1998 respectively; and her sisters Mary Earl & Eileen Jones in 2010. Sheila will lovingly be remembered by her husband of 55 years, Allan; sister Patricia Hagan; as well as her many nieces, nephews, & friends. A Service to celebrate Sheila’s life will be held at a later date in Carberry, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila’s memory can be made to Palliative Care Unit at the PasquaHospital. Arrangements are in the care of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, Saskatchewan. (306)757-8645
HICKS: On July 12, 2011 in her 90th year, Mary Eugene Clarkson Hicks (née Rospad) passed away peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Bernadette and son-in-law the Rt. Rev'd. Jim Njegovan; her grandchildren; the Venerable Noah Njegovan of Brandon and Jessica Gaines of Streetsville, Mississauga and their family. As well, she is survived by her sister Christine McDonald of Surrey, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada and Minnesota. Mary was predeceased by her infant son Barry; her husband Bernard Clarkson in 1956; her husband Harold Hicks; her daughter Angela; her parents Anna and Joseph Rospad, her sisters Elizabeth, Antoinette, and Tillie, and her brothers Harold and Lorne. Mary was a graduate Registered Nurse of St. Joseph's Hospital, Winnipeg. She was recognized as a lead OR nurse at St. Boniface Hospital, working on innovative heart surgeries in the early 60's. Due to allergies to surgical gloves she switched to private duty. These years prepared her for the care she would later give to her second husband and her daughter, Angela for years at home. With her passing her family wishes it revealed that Mary was an original founder of Cancer Care Manitoba. As well, she was a start-up member of "Roses" a support group for those caring for terminally ill family members, out of St. Ignatius parish, Winnipeg. Mary's social passions were golf, bowling, and bridge and she deeply valued her friends. Mass of the Resurrection has taken place at St. Augustine's parish, Brandon and interment in St. Boniface Cemetery, Winnipeg. The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to the "living saints" - the complete staff of Dinsdale Care Home, the Clergy and pastoral care teams of St. Augustine's for their weekly visits while Mom was in hospital and resident in Dinsdale. In honor of Mary please consider making a visit to someone who is in hospital, a care home, or shut-in.
"Well done good and faithful servant"...Peacefully resting at last.
GUTHRIE: Jack Guthrie passed away peacefully at Virden Hospital on June 28, 2011 in his 87th year. He was the son of Edward John and Ethel Guthrie and was the third generation to operate Guthrie Farms business. He is predeceased by his parents and sisters…Mora Forsyth and Margaret Bulloch. He married Muriel Kay in 1944 and is survived by her after 67 years of marriage. Jack enlisted in the Air Force and was trained as a navigator in 1942. After the war he farmed and was involved in community life. He was on the school board, the Agriculture Society, the United Church board and coached ball and hockey. He was municipal councilor for 10 years and Reeve of the R.M. of Pipestone for 15 years. In 1992 he was awarded the Governor Generals 125 Medal for community service. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 65 years. We will all miss Dad, his knowledge, his patience, the twinkle in his eye when he told a story. His love of life and his will to live kept him going when his health began to fail. He never gave up. His strength will remain with us forever….until we meet again. Forever remembered by Muriel, Kay and Bonnie Guthrie, John and Jackie, Ethan and Ella Guthrie, Sheldon and Andrea Guthrie, Nicholas and Nichole, Madison and Elizabeth Guthrie, Gaylyn and Linda Guthrie, Jen Guthrie, Becky and Alexa Santos, Jacquie and Richard George, Craig and Monique George, Jason and Ashley, Corey and Laurie, Peyton and Kara George, Steven and Heather, Jack and Chloe George, Jonathan George.
GRAY: Eileen Catherine Gray (nee Eamer) aged 82 years, after a long illness passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2011 while surrounded by loving family in the ICU of Brandon Regional Health Centre. She spent most of her adult life in and around Brandon, Manitoba except for some years when she resided in Kamloops B.C. The past 20 years she lived in Lions Manor and formed several lifelong friendships. She is survived by her six children: Barbara (Jacob) Krahn, Kenneth (Janet) Gray, Barry (Rose) Gray, Heather (Michael) Bewza, Leslie Gray, Murray Gray; her grandchildren: Dean Gibson, Allison Sherdahl, Robbie Gray, Shannon Gray, Jaret Gray, Crystal Bewza, Amber Bewza, Kara Chatwood, Scott, Lindsay and Joshua Gray and several great grandchildren. Predeceased by her mother and father George and Etta Eamer, her sister Edith McDonell, brother Alvin Eamer and grandson Jeffrey Gibson. She loved and lived life to her full capacity, enjoying time with family the most, always happy when someone would just pop in for tea. She will be sadly missed, but leaves many fond memories with us her family, and all her friends. The ceremony to celebrate Eileen's life was held at Memories Chapel on Monday, June 27, 2011. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiated. Intermentfollowed in the Carroll Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Eileen to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3W8 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
When the golden sun is setting,And my face you no longer see,Remember I am with you,Wherever you may be.
EDE: Robina Gertrude was born August 22, 1923 to William Levi Ede and Margaret(Sutherland) Ede at Levine (CN railway) Station, Manitoba. She passed away June 26, 2011. Gert recalled some of her fondest memories growing up in Levine along with sisters Margaret "Daisy" (Brown), Elizabeth "Bess" (Serwonka), Jessie (Bradley), Mary (Allen) and brother Bill, where they enjoyed lots of fresh air and play and a good 2-mile walk to school. Gert started her paid employment as a waitress in Rivers and later moved to Brandon where she worked primarily at Eaton's Dept. Store. In Brandon she lived with sister Bess's family and had many joyful times with nieces and nephew, returning in the 1970s to care for her mother in Rivers. While the Rivers family home and stove were relatively small in size, that was no deterrent to welcoming big family gatherings to celebrate the holidays, where she was the unofficial photographer. A sweet taste was always left in the mouth by Gertie's delicious butter tarts. Gert enjoyed highland dancing and country music. She was a talented gardener indoors and out, where her plants thrived beautifully. She also had a special touch with crocheting and knitting ~ especially memorable was her talent for knitting afghan blankets with broomsticks. Gert enjoyed talking about current events and politics, loved to share a laugh and a game or two of rummy. Upon discovering their beloved dog, Lucky, was allergic to smoke, Gert and her brother Bill gave up smoking 'cold turkey'. Gert was able to fulfill her wish of remaining in her Rivers home, until just a few days before her passing on June 26th with family by her side at the Brandon General Hospital following surgery. A graveside funeral was held on July 6th at Rivers Cemetary with a heartfelt service by Reverend Paul Curtis (retired) of the Anglican Church and Amazing Grace sung by great nieces Erin Brown and Amanda Kloos. Left to mourn and fondly remember Gert are sisters Margaret "Daisy" Brown of Oak River and Jessie Bradley (& husband Charlie) of Virden; along with nieces and nephews from the Allen family (Bill, Shirley, Linda, Ken, Gary, Jim, Tom), the Bradley family (Donald, Albert), Brown Family (Sandra, Dale), and the Serwonka family (John, Deb, Pat, Dianne, Karen), as well as many great nieces and nephews. Anyone wishing to make a donation in honour of Gert, may do so to an organization/charity of your choice.
Rest in peace, dear Gertie.
DOUGALL: Gilbert "Gib" H. Dougall, age 86, Died on July 14, 2011 at the Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 18, 2011 at the St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 11:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place prior to the service at the Boissevain Cemetery. Donations may be made to theAlzheimer Society or St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
CARGO: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, brother and son, Jonathon David Cargo on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the age of 31 years. Jonathon was born on July 23, 1979 in Canora, SK to parents Lane Englund and George Cargo. He attended school in Kipling, SK and Reston, MB. He graduated from Neepawa Collegiate in 1997 and attended Brandon University for two years. Jonathon worked at a variety of jobs, such as dishwashing, custodial work and meat cutting at Maple Leaf. He was a generous volunteer to many organizations, including Access Television in Neepawa and Community Kitchen, and was also a member and supporter of A.A. Jon was a voracious reader and movie watcher and enjoyed all genres. Jonathon married Marianne Pratt on July 15, 2006. They became the proud parents of Leland before Marianne’s sudden death in January 2009. Jonathon is survived by his son Leland, his parents George Cargo and Lane Englund, brother Jeremy (Jen), sister Naomi (Derrick), nephews Nathan, Kane, Marcus, Lincoln and Gabriel, niece Samantha, grandmother Ruth Englund, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Marianne, his grandparents Art Englund, and Lionel and Grace Cargo, and nephew Dorian. The memorial service was held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Friday, July 15, 2011 with Rev. Chad McCharles of St. James Anglican Church (Neepawa) officiating. Interment followed at Pratt Family Cemetery, Sioux Valley, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Westman Office, #23 – 12th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4L6 or to the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation, Box 486, Neepawa, MB, R0J 1H0.
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ATKINSON: Arthur Sheridan (Sherry) Atkinson, with his daughter and grandson at his side supporting him on his final journey passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 (granddaughter Victoria’s 29th Birthday) at the age of 83 years. Sheridan was born on November 14, 1927 in Winnipeg; he was the eldest son of Henry Sheridan and Constance Gladys Atkinson. Sherry is survived by his younger brother, Terrence and sister-in-law Florence. After graduating from high school, Sheridan attended the University of Winnipeg he then began his working career with the CIBC in Elgin, MB. In the 1950s, Sherry moved to Saskatoon with the CIBC, where he attended the United Church and met Della Holmes. Sherry and Della were married in Saskatoon and shortly after moved to Richmond, BC, where Sherry took a job with the Canada Revenue Agency. The couple were blessed with two children, Linda in 1962 and Dan in 1964. They resided on Ainsworth Crescent, the neighborhood which held 75 kids, all just a couple of years apart in age. With the great climate of the lower mainland Sheridan grew a variety of fruit trees, and he generously shared the harvest with all his neighbours. He became known in the area for his outstanding rose bushes, which he pampered. People would often come to get his gardening secret, and often took home cut roses. He claimed the secret was in the compost that he maintained all year. He always found the time to be involved in his children’s activities; including Dan’s soccer, being a Cub Leader and also coaching the softball teams that Linda played on. Sheridan was always encouraging, and he never hesitated to help in any way that he could manage for both his kids. This quality never changed with Dan, Linda or anyone else. Sherry and Della took in one of Dan’s friends after moving to Manitoba, and to this day that man remembers fondly the care and welcome that was given to him so freely. Sherry and Della were avid curlers and belonged to the Gulf of Georgia Curling in Richmond for many years. They both sang in the choir at the South Arm United Church and participated in many forms with many of the church organizations. In 1975, Sheridan took a job as area manager for Health and Welfare Canada in Brandon, MB. Sherry and Della joined the Central United Church and again lent their voices to the choir and served in many volunteer areas. One of Sheridan’s passions was stamp collecting and he was a member of the Philatelic Society in Brandon. This interest soon became a family affair. Sheridan was a volunteer with the museum at the Brandon Airport for many years, and helped with the Boundary Commission when it was in its infancy. He was also an active member with the Brandon Rotary Club for many years. Sheridan retired from the government when he was 55 years old and became even busier then before, and was the manager of the newly developed Library Arts Building in Brandon. Sherry and Della were blessed with four grandchildren; Victoria, Blake, Sarah and Sadee. In December of 1993, Sherry sat by Della’s side while she passed away from ALS. Sherry while enjoying one of his favorite activities, swimming, met Margaret Majcher and they were married in 1995. Sheridan welcomed his new family with open arms, Margaret’s son Will Majcher and wife Susan, and daughter Jan and husband Wayne Johnson, as well as gaining an additional four grandchildren; Andrea, Mark, Natalie and Blake. Sheridan and Margaret enjoyed golfing, playing cards in a fun league, and during the summers they loved to tend to their yard and travel in the winter months. In 2007, Sherry was devastated at the passing of his son Dan. Sheridan was a man who always had a kind word, a smile and a laugh that was contagious. He was eager to help his grandchildren with whatever they needed, but was stern and diplomatic when they stepped out of line. He will always be remembered for being honest and compassionate. Prior to his passing he spent much of his time chatting with the budgies on the third floor of the Assiniboine Centre and with the sparrows outside. He certainly had a special way with birds, including the ones in his backyard. A celebration of his life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 with Mrs. Bonnie Zimmer of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J2.
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WIEBE: Frank Wiebe, beloved husband of Matilda Wiebe of Riding Mountain, MB; entered into rest on July 12, 2011 at the age of 75. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Hwy 5 North, Neepawa, MB. Interment in Riding Mountain Cemetery, Riding Mountain, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Care Services, 318 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 0K8 White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
MANSON: Mary Elizabeth (née Steel) June 23, 1929 to October 6, 2010. The death of Mary Manson occurred in Brandon on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Alexander (Sandy) Manson; her parents, Andy and Minnie Steel; her brothers, Andrew, Wesley and Barry; and her brother-in-law Lloyd Burgess. She leaves to mourn her passing: her children, Karen Colbourn, Hugh, Andrew, Arlene and Linda; her granddaughters Susie and Sarah Colbourn; and her sister Ellen Burgess. A memorial service will be held for Mary on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 943 7th Street. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727-B 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
FOLKETT: Wilda Josephine Mae of Killarney, MB passed away at her home in her 96th year on July 13, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Bill Folkett. She is survived by children Anis (Gary) Wray, Jack (Sharon) Folkett, Lyle (Diane) Folkett & Shawna (Dan) Blair, 7 grandchildren & 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba. Burial will take place at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wilda may be made to the Killarney United Church.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
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