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HOMINEK: Elizabeth Hominek – December 14, 1919-October 30, 2011. On October 30, 2011, Elizabeth M. Hominek of Brandon, Manitoba peacefully passed away. She leaves behind her granddaughter and numerous friends to remember her with much love. Elizabeth was a gentle soul, with a loving smile, sparking eyes, and whose words of kindness would brighten your day. A service in memory of Elizabeth will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, followed by a graveside burial at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and a reception, donations in honor of Elizabeth’s life may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
CHALMERS: Betty Chalmers – July 20, 1934- October 30, 2011. Betty Emily Chalmers (née Bunn), beloved wife, mother and, grandmother passed away at Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 30th, 2011 at the age of 77 years. Betty was born on July 20th, 1934 on the Birdtail Sioux First Nation, Manitoba, to her parents, Peter and Florence (née Duncan) Bunn. Betty was orphaned as a young child and attended Birtle Residential School, until she graduated in 1953. Following graduation, Betty entered nursing school in Winnipeg in 1954. It was during these years that she met her husband, William James Chalmers whom she married on September 28th, 1957. As Bill was with the Canadian forces, they were posted to locations across Canada; Nanaimo, CFB Shilo, Winnipeg and to Germany. Betty is survived by her devoted and loving children, William (Gail) Chalmers, Kenneth (Edith) Chalmers, Robert (Jo-Ann) Chalmers, Margaret (Bruce) Ducharme, Angela (Simon) Doyle, Edward (Lana) Chalmers, Stuart (Mia) Chalmers, Gloria (Dale) Rach and godson Quentin Chalmers. She is also survived by her 27 beautiful grandchildren and two brothers Hector (Darlene)Bunn and Patrick (Janet) Bunn. Betty was predeceased by her husband William, son Derek and her beloved Aunts Alice Wasteste and Frances Mazawasicuna. A Funeral Service to honor Betty’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Cremation will follow and a private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ANTOINE: Jacqueline Sharon (Pearce) of Penticton, BC, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the age of 39 years. Jacqueline is survived by her daughter, Christina, mother Victoria, siblings Richard, Greg, Candace, Penny and Murphy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veteran’s Hall, on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Dave Thiessen officiating. Interment will follow at the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
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TSCHETTER: In loving memory of Barry George Tschetter, beloved husband of Eva Tschetter. Barry died on October 28, 2011 at the Souris Hospital at the age of 44. A funeral service will take place on Friday November 4, 2011 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Killarney, Manitoba at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Barry may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society; 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 9Z9, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association; PO Box 26331 Stn BRM B Toronto, Ontario M7Y 4R1. Messages of condolence may be made online at & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
HILL: Joyce Alison (nee Hartwell) June 24, 1926 - October 26, 2011. With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Joyce Alison Hill (nee Hartwell) in Brandon on October 26, 2011. She is survived by her twin sister June Walker of Phoenix, Arizona and brothers Ron Hartwell of Calgary, Coke (Moya) Hartwell of Calgary and Ken (Barb) Hartwell of Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as her four children, Lloyd (Fern) of Calgary, Karen Greaves (Brian) of Miniota, Doreen Maxin (Robert) of Winnipeg and Bryan (Marion) of Calgary. Joyce also leaves behind six grandchildren, Alison and Mark Greaves and Gregory, Janelle, Derek and Ryan Maxin. David, her husband of 51 years, predeceased her in 2001. Joyce was born and raised in Swan Lake, Manitoba and then attended the University of Winnipeg where she completed her Education degree.  She taught in Boissevain before she and Dave were married in 1950 and moved to Dauphin where they resided for the next 49 years. Joyce was active in the community taking leadership roles in the curling league and ACW as well as volunteering for over 30 years in the Girl Guide movement.  Joyce and Dave moved to Miniota in 1999 to be closer to their grandchildren and she resided there for 10 years before moving into a seniors residence in Brandon in 2009.   A graveside service will be held in Miniota, Manitoba on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.  Family and friends are invited to stop by Karen and Brian Greaves’ home, between 2:30 and 4:30, for a time of fellowship to celebrate Joyce’s life. Karen and Brian’s home is located on the west side of Highway 83 two miles (3 kms) north of Miniota.Condolences may be forwarded through  www.campbellfuneralhome.caIn lieu of flowers the family has asked for those desiring to make a donation that they be made to either of Joyce’s two favourite charities, the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation Inc., Box 671, 177 Birch Avenue East, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Telephone: (204) 764-2412. Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. Telephone: (204) 571-4080. Online donations at
EVANS: Ann Marie Evans (nee Kuculym) passed away at the Neepawa Health Centre on October 31, 2011 at the age of 94.Ann was born February 14, 1917 in Kiev, Ukraine one of six children born to Fred and Rose Kuculym. Her dad and older brother Steve emigrated to Canada; followed by Ann, her sister Mary and her mother in 1922; traveling via a cattle boat and train to join the rest of the family in the community of Basswood. Ann attended Makepeace, the local one room country school. One of her fondest memories was riding a pony to her classes. As a teen she learned the art of pie making at the Camerons home. This led to her job as the pastry maker for Naum and Kina Evans at the Patricia Café in Minnedosa. When she met their son Tony, the sparks flew. They married November 1, 1942 and had their only child Larry. Ann and Tony were partners in business as well as in life. Often Tony would say Ann “his dearest, plucked him from the ditch and placed him on the right road.” They built and were owner-operators of Evans Drive Inn followed by Chalet Restaurant on the corner of Highways 5 and 16. As a young wife, Ann worked hard in the family businesses, continuing to be their main morning cook and baker well into her sixties. Ann was an active member of the St. James Anglican Church, enjoying the fellowship of the Women’s Auxiliary for five decades. Ann’s love of family was experienced by many relatives; followed by her devotion to animals--particularly Pepper, her German Shepherd and William, the Anglican Rectory cat. Ann was a great cook. She liked to travel in her little motor home before settling into her cottage at Minnedosa Beach. Ann was predeceased by her parents and her siblings--Mary in 2004, Steve in 1948 and John in 1997. Her husband Tony passed away March 25, 1982. She is survived by son Larry and daughter-in-law Nancy as well as her nephews Bobbie, Joe, Doug, Leslie and Jim and their families. Funeral service will be held in St. James Anglican Church, Neepawa, Manitoba at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2011. Interment in Minnedosa Cemetery, Minnedosa, Manitoba. We are grateful for the care and respect Ann received from her caregivers while at East View Lodge, later Country Meadows. As Ann was a long time breast cancer survivor, should people so desire, conations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
DERKSEN: It is with great sadness the family of Verna Derksen, beloved wife of Peter and dear mother of Steve (Rhonda) and Lori, and grandmother of Dawson and Samantha, announce her passing on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A celebration of Verna's life will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, Brandon, on Thursday, November 3. 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Her brother John Balzer will officiate. Viewing will take place prior to the service. Interment will follow at Alexander Cemetery with a reception at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church. Samaritan's Purse was close to Verna's heart and the family would appreciate a contribution or shoebox was donated in her memory. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CHALMERS: Betty Emily Chalmers (née Bunn) of Birdtail Sioux First Nation as well as Nanaimo, CFB Shilo, Winnipeg and Germany, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 77 years. A Funeral Service to honor Betty’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Cremation will follow and a private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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“A Life Well Lived”
ALLAN: Mildred Caroline Allan. Mildred Allan passed away very suddenly on October 18, 2011 in her home in Brandon, Manitoba. While her departure was mercifully quick, she left family, friends and a community deeply mourning her absence. Born Mildred Caroline Howson on July 30, 1934, to Robert (Bob) and Mable Howson of McCreary, Manitoba, her early years were spent on the family farm and she attended Rosamond school in the local community. She had many fond memories of growing up in the McCreary area. After Grade 11, she earned a teaching permit, and for a period of two years taught school at Shergrove, Manitoba. On February 14, 1952, Mildred married Dean Allan, a newly appointed Warden in Riding Mountain National Park who had been raised in the park. With that marriage commenced a life in which they initially spent four years at separate warden stations on the east and north side of Riding Mountain, followed in 1957 by a transfer to Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan. After two postings within that park, Mildred and Dean moved back to Riding Mountain for a brief 18-month period before moving to Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia in 1972. In 1978, they returned to Prince Albert for a seven year term, and then after a short period at Riding Mountain in 1985, they retired to the Village of McCreary. In the 34 years of traveling with Dean’s National Park career, a common thread of Mildred’s character emerged, which was to get very actively involved in every community that touched her or her family’s life. In the early years in Saskatchewan she helped construct community curling and hockey rinks. She next devoted her efforts to establishing striving 4-H clubs - all the while being active in a local woman’s organization, either the Woman’s Institute or United Church Women. In each community, Mildred and Dean were active members of the United Church of Canada and worked with the church to help those less fortunate. Through their community involvement, Mildred and Dean developed many deep and lasting friendships in regions across Canada. On her return to the Village of McCreary in 1985 to “retire”, Mildred’s community service work began in earnest. One of her most notable accomplishments was the establishment of the McCreary Heritage Advisory Committee which, among other things, led to the McCreary history book “Milestones and Memories”, restoration of Sattwaite Log Cabin, restoration of an old school and CNR station to become museums, and the construction of numerous cairns dedicated to the history of the McCreary area. Mildred initiated and organized the McCreary and District Economic and Development Board, which had numerous accomplishments including the creation and funding of the Community Access Program, the Youth Job Centre and McCreary Tourism. During this time, Mildred served on the McCreary Health Auxiliary which involved People Helping People, McCreary’s Congregated Meal Program, and Support Services to Seniors. Mildred was a President of the United Church Women for a number of years, and was involved with the McCreary Agricultural Society where she served as editor and publisher of the Society’s Fair Book. She was also a founding board member of the Turtle River Festival of the Arts, and was McCreary’s news correspondent for the Neepawa Press for 15 years. For Mildred’s years of community service, she received numerous acknowledgements, the more notable of which were the Parkland Community Futures Development Corporation’s Volunteer Award “In recognition and appreciation for the time, talent and resources shared to make your community a better place to live”, the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award for recognition of “a Volunteer of Outstanding Merit in the Province of Manitoba” and the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of Canadian Confederation “to those persons, who, like you, have made a significant contribution to Canada, to their community, or to their fellow Canadians”. On October 21, 2006, Mildred and Dean were particularly honored to have been recognized by the Village of McCreary for “Outstanding Dedication to Our Community”, not only for Mildred’s service work but also for Dean’s ten years as Mayor. Due to Dean’s deteriorating health, Mildred and Dean moved to Brandon in 2005 to be closer to health care support. After Dean’s death in November 2007, Mildred resumed her involvement in community service working through Trinity United Church, and on her death was busily working on a history project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of United Church Women. Mildred is survived by sons Grant (Joanne) and Barry (Jill), grandsons Shayne (Tina), Devin, and Brett, great grandson Isaac, and brother Bill (Bette) Howson. Funeral services were held at Trinity United Church, Brandon, and Mildred’s brother Bill provided a touching eulogy of her life. A private service was held at McCreary Cemetery, and her ashes were interred next to husband Dean. Both now rest along side the Riding Mountains where they met, loved and lived. Memorial donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, Parkinson Society Canada, or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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MORGAN: Doris May Morgan, beloved mother of Eleanor (John) Russell, Gerald (Shirley) Morgan, Edward Morgan (deceased) and Wade (Kathy) Morgan, passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the age of 86 years. The Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. A private family graveside will be held at the Hillside Cemetery in Portage la Prairie. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McKAGUE: Ellwyn Gerald McKague, age 57, died October 23rd 2011 with his family by his side, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ellwyn was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on May 25th, 1954. Ellwyn grew up on the McKague family farm near Coulter MB and then lived in Melita, Manitoba as a youth. Ellwyn lived in British Colombia for most of his adult life in communities such as Vancouver, Saltspring Island, Creston, Shawnigan Lake, and Kaslo. In 2006 Ellwyn moved back to the prairies, living first in Craven, Saskatchewan, and later returning to his roots by retiring to Birnie, Manitoba. Ellwyn is remembered for his ability to create beautiful gardens and for teaching others about the importance of recognizing the beauty of nature all around us. Ellwyn was an advocate for organic farming. He loved to fish and to play music. Ellwyn loved his family and often spent his time ensuring their well-being. Ellwyn was loved by his friends and family and his memory will be cherished. Ellwyn was the son of Winston and Grace (Knox) McKague of Coultervale, Mb. Ellwyn is survived by his partner Sherie Crepeele; three children, Kaija Thom (Eagle) of Regina, Saskatchewan, Graeme McKague also of Regina, and Aven McKague-Minor of Kaslo, BC.; two grandchildren, Asher and Ella Thom of Regina. His brothers and sister, Dennis McKague(Bonnie), Darlene Wark(John), Gary McKague, and Lloyd McKague(Heather), and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Winston and Grace as well as by his brother, Keith McKague and his nephew Jeff Wark. Ellwyn loved his work as a self-employed landscaper on Saltspring Island and later an organic greenhouse operator in Kaslo, as well as being the landscaper for Maxwell International Baha'i school in Shawnigan Lake, BC. Memorial service is Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at the United Church in Melita, Manitoba at 2:00 pm, burial at the Coultervale cemetery which overlooks the McKague family farm will follow.
WILLIAMS: Eileen Mary Williams of Brandon, beloved mother of Pam and Chris, Nan of Angela (Jason) and great-grandmother of Dillen, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 25, 2011 at the age of 86 years. A graveside service will be held at the Foxwarren Cemetery, on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
MAYERT: The death of Lawrence Oliver "Chuck" Mayert, of Brandon and formerly of Sinclair, beloved husband of Eileen and dear father of Terry, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. A graveside service will be held at the Sinclair Cemetery, Sinclair, Manitoba on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Dwight Rutherford will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Chuck to the Sinclair Cemetery Fund, Sinclair, Manitoba R0M 2A0. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HARGREAVES: The death of Florence Hargreaves, beloved wife of the late Bill Hargreaves, occurred at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Sharing of memories and video tribute will be held at the Victoria Inn, Imperial Ballroom, 3550 Victoria Avenue, on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 12:00 noon with reception to follow. A private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon Hills Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Florence to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GOFFLOT: Marceline Julia, 90 years, beloved wife of the late Lucien Gofflot, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church Grande Clairiere, Manitoba. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Marceline, donations may be made to the Grande Clairiere Cemetery Fund c/o Harvey Mahy Hartney, Manitoba R0M 0X0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
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