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NAY: Robert Byrne. Peacefully, on August 20, 2012, Robert (age 90) passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Bob was born in Brandon on May 10, 1922. At 18, Bob joined the RCAF and served in York, England as an airframe mechanic, attaining the rank of corporal. Upon his discharge in 1945, he attended Brandon University in Business Administration. He commenced employment with the Manitoba Highways Department and retired in 1987 as Chief Administrative Officer for the Brandon District, a career that spanned 36 years. In 1950, he married Ferne (nee Maloney). They had two sons, Dallas (deceased 1998) and Darrell. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Ferne (Mississauga), daughter-in-law Lynda Nay Kamann (Brandon), granddaughters Ashley and Kelsey, son Darrell (Cori) (Mississauga), and grandsons Curtis, Kevin and Cameron. Sister Marie Chantler (Brandon) and niece Carole. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. Bob was a member of Brandon Legion Branch No. 3 and A.N.A.F. Bob loved his family and took great pride in their accomplishments. The Memorial Service was held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on August 31, 2012. Friends who wish may make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to a charity of choice.
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MOFFAT: Michael C. passed away at the Irene Thomas Hospice located in Ladner, BC in the early morning of August 7, 2012 from cancer. Michael was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Elgin, Manitoba attended the University of Brandon, and then the University of BC. The bulk of Michael’s career with Bell Canada allowed him to live in Montreal, Quebec and then a few years in Ottawa, Ontario before retiring to Tsawwassen, BC in 2001. There will be a graveside service held for Michael on September 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. for friends and family at the Elgin Cemetery. In lieu of sympathy cards or flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, your local Cancer Care agency, local hospice or palliative care facility.
MacKENZIE: Jason MacKenzie of Pipestone, MB, passed away in Edmonton, AB, on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the age of 35. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Alex and Gert MacKenzie. Jason is survived by his darling daughter Sarah; parents Graham and Kimberly; two brothers, Derek (Eva) (their son Cole), Gavin (Cheryl) (their children Rylee and Luke); maternal grandparents, Claire and Betty Hicks; five aunts, Donna (Shel) Cook, (Donna’s son, Troy (Nicole) Davies and their daughter Mckenzie), Jacqi Hicks, Lisa Hicks, Tanya Hicks, and Marla (Alan) Wilson (their sons, Coyle, Dalton, and Leif); three uncles, Morley (Donna) Hicks, Ryan (Sara) Hicks, and Brendan (Trisha) Hicks (their son Lincoln). The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Pipestone Community Hall, Pipestone, MB. Interment will follow at the Pipestone cemetery. Donations may be given to the Pipestone Playground, Box 99, Reston, MB, R0M 1X0.
Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron, Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
McWILLIAMS: Larry Wayne McWilliams. November 26, 1937 – August 29, 2012. On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Larry Wayne McWilliams passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after a short illness at age 74. He was born on November 26, 1937 in Belmont, Manitoba. In 1960, he met his wife of 51 years, Geraldine, in Dryden, Ontario and they were married on October 7, 1961 at Eastend, Saskatchewan. Larry began his career with the Bank of Montreal in Belmont, Manitoba. He was transferred to many locations in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba such as Carnduff, Estevan, Melville, Eastend, Regina, Yorkton, Prince Albert, Dryden, Winnipeg, St. Lazare, Gladstone and Brandon. His last transfer was to Saskatoon where he worked as Area Manager for 7 years until he retired in 1995. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and golfing over the years. Many hours were spent golfing at the Riverside Golf Club with Geraldine and friends. He especially cherished the fishing excursions up north where he camped with his sons Curtis and Darin, and making memories at the cottage at Pelican Lake, Manitoba. Larry played many years of competitive hockey, baseball and curling. In June 2009 he was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame for his years spent with the St. Lazare Athletics. He was known as a “Mr. Fix-it” as his greatest pleasure was helping others with any type of problem. If he didn’t know how to fix it, he would soon learn how. He will always be remembered for his quick wit for reciting verses from poems and songs and his story telling of humorous tales of his younger years. He had a weakness for sweets and a cup of tea any time of day. Larry was predeceased by his father and mother, Reginald and Olive McWilliams and his brother, Gordon McWilliams. He is survived by his wife Geraldine, his sons Curtis (Evelyne), Darin (Michelle), granddaughters Amy, Zoe and Nevada, and grandson Kevin. An informal service will be held at a later date at the Belmont Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 101, 440-2nd Avenue N., Saskatoon, SK. Online donations can be made at
MacDONALD: Patricia MacDonald, 1954-2012. Patricia passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2012. Arrangements are pending and a longer notice will follow. Chapel Lawn 204-885-9715
LAVALLIE: Anne (Linski), August 4, 1924 - August 20, 2012. Anne “Auntie” Lavallie, passed away suddenly on August 20, 2012. Born in the Lawrence Municipality (north of St. Rose, MB), eldest daughter of Dora and Peter Linski, Anne was five years old when the family relocated to Brandon. She attended Central School, Brandon Collegiate and taught school for a year in Wieden, MB. She then returned home to care for the family. Shortly after, she began working at McKenzie Seeds until retirement in 1984 with 30 years of service. Crocheting, knitting, outfitting a collection of dolls, shopping, gardening, telling stories and children of all ages were a few of her life's passions. Anne was a wonderful cook and was famous for her Christmas Eve Dinner with family and friends. Good Friday became an annual Easter baking ritual with her niece Kim, as did teaching the skills of perogy making to others. In later years, Anne volunteered her time with the MTS volunteers making numerous articles that were distributed to various organizations throughout the province. She loved her flower beds, adored red roses, and basically anything pretty. When weather permitted, Anne would ‘holiday’ in her gazebo on the sunny side of the house with her coffee and crochet hook. Anne was feisty, entertaining and a good friend. She married Ben Lavallie on April 27, 1974. They travelled to Hawaii several times and to the Saint Vincent Islands. She loved her vacations and always said she was fortunate to have been able to travel to these places wishing to revisit one more time. One of Anne's greatest enjoyments in life was her nieces and nephews. When they were little she loved to tell them stories, dance and take them shopping. As adults, she shared their successes and disappointments, visits and phone calls with joy, enthusiasm and understanding. Anne is survived by her brothers Mike (Gladys Snyder), Steve (Hope), sister Pat Beath and baby sister-in-law, Gwen; nieces Brenda Linski (Neill Koensgen), Kim Leganchuck (Milt), Brandi-Lee Gruninger (Collin), Pat McLeod, Susan Holland (Perry), Janet Beath; nephews Richard Linski (Marie), Mark Linski (Heather), Todd Linski, Donald Beath (Cathy), ten great and twenty-seven great-great nieces and nephews. Anne was preceded by her parents, husband Ben, brother Bill, nephews Robbie Linski and Brett Leganchuk, niece Angela Linski, sister-in-law Joyce Linski and brother-in-law, Mac Beath. Special thanks to David Lockhart, Joanne Holder, Angel Taxi service and all of the neighbors who were so good to Anne. Youare all part of our family. Sincere appreciation goes to Brenda, Kim and Todd for fulfilling ‘Aunties’ final wishes. The ceremony to celebrate Anne's life was held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Memories Chapel with Arlene Robertson officiating. Brenda, Todd and Mark Linski delivered the eulogy. Pallbearers were: Rick, Mark, Todd Linski, David Lockhart, Milt Leganchuk and Neil Koensgen. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends and family who wish to make a donation in Anne's memory may do so to the Brandon Humane Society at 2200 17th St. E., Brandon, MB R7A 7M6, Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, or with Compassionate Friends of Canada at 3153 Marion Way, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 3Z8.
“When time shall come for my leaving.When I bid you adieuDon't spend your money for flowers. Just a rose will do.”
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Arrangements werewith Memories Chapel& Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KURCHABA: Anne Kurchaba of Rossburn passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Russell Health Centre at the age of 89 years. Anne is survived by her sons: Brian of Victoria B.C., and Vince of Rossburn. The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rossburn Community Church, Rossburn. Interment will follow in the Rossburn Municipal Cemetery. Russ Andrew will officiate.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.netRae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 204-759-2160
ANDERSON: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Al Anderson in Brandon on August 19, 2012. Alvin Anderson, Al to all his friends, was born on April 24, 1923, to Margaret and Stanley Anderson. Al was the youngest of five boys, with one younger sister. They all grew up on the farm just outside Arran Saskatchewan. In 1948, Al went to Ontario where he met Grace Wills. On November 11th, 1950, Al and Grace were married and moved to Arran. Two daughters, Eunice and Judy were born while Al and Grace were living in Arran. In 1956, they moved to Winnipeg, where Al soon got on with Powell Equipment. In 1959, the family moved to Brandon, where Jim was born in 1966. In Brandon, Al became a parts and service representative for Powel Equipment. He loved his work, and he did that work with integrity. He made friends wherever his work took him. The connections he made through his work endured long after his retirement, in 1988. When he suffered a severe stroke in 1995, Al was afraid he would never walk again but with hard work and determination, he recovered almost full mobility. Then he put his experience to work for others, joining the stroke support group, which he enjoyed so much. Right up to the end of his life, he loved to give others the encouragement they needed to make the best possible recovery. In these last years, as he was physically slowed, his life was made easier by his beloved scooter. The scooter meant he could make trips to the mall with Grace, or make it to McDonald's for coffee. Always a people person, wherever he went, Al always made the rounds, checking to see if there was anyone he knew. And if there was, he was sure to say hello. Despite health setbacks, Al continued to enjoy many things in life and considered each day a gift. When he came into hospital two months ago, his family hoped that, once again, he would rally. But this time, though the spirit was willing, Al's body was too weak. In the last week of his life, he went into Palliative Care, where his family gathered with him. That place became a place of love, of prayer and presence, of Spirit and music. Blessings were both given and received. It was there on a beautiful Sunday morning, the 19th of August, with his family by his side that Al Anderson passed away. Al's family lovingly remember a warm hearted, generous and fun loving man, who cherished the company of his family and friends. His presence in our lives is already so greatly missed. Al was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Margaret Anderson, his brothers Cecil, Lawrence, Ormie and sister Evelyn in infancy. He leaves his wife of 61 years Grace to grieve, and their daughters, Eunice and Judy with husband Doug, son Jim and wife Jody, his grandchildren Kevin and wife Corrine, Scott, Madison and Justin; and his great-grandson, Seth; and his sister Frances and brother Somie. His passing not only leaves his family to mourn, but also saddens Al's many cherished friends. Funeral Service for Al was held August 23 at Memories Chapel with Joe Ball officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Al can be made to: The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Stn. Main, Guelph, ON N1H 9Z9 or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care 150 McTavish Avenue E., Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
“I shall pass through this world but once. If there is any kindness I can show or any good I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now! Let me not deter or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.”
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Arrangements werewith Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,727-0330.
HAMMOND: Doreen Allison Hammond (nee Davidson) age 81, beloved wife of the late Harold Hammond died August 27, 2012 at Michener Extendicare Center in Red Deer, Alberta. A funeral service in her memory will be held Saturday September 1, 2012 at St. Paul's United Church in Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Boissevain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Cancer Society, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolencemay be made on-line atwww. wheatlandfs.comKillarney Boissevain Funeral Home (204) 523-7791
CARLISLE: Joanne, 69 years, beloved daughter of the late Bus and Doris Carlisle, sister of Bruce Carlisle and the late Donna Carlisle, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Joanne, donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made
MacDONALD: Patricia MacDonald, 1954-2012. Patricia passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2012. Arrangements are pending and a longer notice will follow. Chapel Lawn 204-885-9715
KRAHN: Lydia Krahn, nee Guenther, beloved mother and grandmother, formerly of Brandon, passed away on Monday August 27, 2012 at the Morris General Hospital. She was predeceased by her dear husband Arthur this past February. Left to mourn her passing are her children and their families, Darlene and Randy Klassen, Janine and Ward Parkinson, Brenda and Gene Ray, Ken and Jen Krahn; as well as her siblings Frank and Margaret Guenther, Nettie Dyck, David Guenther, Henry Klassen, and Menno Klassen. Following a private family interment at the Springstein Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at the Morris Fellowship Chapel in Morris on Friday August 31 at 2:00 p.m. There will be viewing at Morris Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Family Life Network, specified to Shelter Plus Ministry. Morris Funeral Home 204-746-2451 Toll Free 1-866-746-2451
COE: Dorothy, 81 years, beloved wife of Wilfred Coe, mother of Jim and Brad, died in the Souris Health Centre, Souris, Manitoba on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Hartney Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Dorothy, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy maybe made at
SIEMENS: Peter Siemens age 87, beloved husband of Velma, died on August 26, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba. A funeral service in his honor will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Ninga Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Pete may be made to the Beckoning Hills Museum, Box 389, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0.
Condolences may be made on-line at Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
JOHNSON: George Allen Johnson of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Orlean Johnson and loving father of Gerald, Valerie, Ann, Kevin and Tracy passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of your choice in memory of George.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
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