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SHARP: Stan W. Sharp, age 89, beloved husband of Irene Sharp, died on March 31, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012, Belmont United Church Belmont, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Tri Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 5000, Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd.
TROPIN: Rozalia “Rose” Tropin, beloved wife of the late Alexander Tropin, dear mother of son John (Sharon) Tropin and grandmother to Adam, Philip (Lea) and Ann (Tyler), passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. James Ahaneku as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3H1. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SAMBROOK: Howard E. Sambrook, age 83, died on March 30, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Public Graveside Service Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Medora Cemetery, Medora, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Howard may be made to the Medora Cemetery Fund, or to a charity of own choice. Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home Ltd.
LEECH: Eva Patricia Leech (née Kitching). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat Leech, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Pat died peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on March 30, 2012. Pat was born in Winnipeg on March 16, 1930 to Robert and Eva Kitching. She was raised in Winnipeg, graduating from St. Mary’s Academy. As a youth, Pat worked at her parent’s restaurant on Portage Avenue. It was on a summer holiday at Clear Lake where Pat met her future husband Bud. Their mutual love of roller skating brought them together and they skated as a pair in many exhibitions with the Winnipeg Roller Skating Club. After graduation from High School, Pat worked at the Royal Bank, where eventually both she and Bud worked for a time. Pat and Bud were married in Winnipeg on August 4, 1952. Pat then accompanied Bud to The Pas. She worked in the hardware store and became the “society” editor for the local paper. Pat and Bud moved to Brandon in 1958 with their two children, so Bud could work in the family printing business. Pat kept the books for the business for several years. Pat and Bud raised their children in Brandon. The family spent many happy memorable summers at Brandosa Beach, where Pat and Bud had great times with their many friends. After the children left home, Pat and Bud trailered around Manitoba before they returned to Clear Lake, where they eventually built their dream cabin. Summers were spent at the Lake entertaining their children and grandchildren. Winters were spent with family and friends skiing and also in warmer climates, particularly in Hawaii. After retiring, Pat and Bud wintered in Texas and made many new friends. It was here that Pat learned to clog and became a beautiful painter. Pat devoted much of her energy to the “dog” world. She became a well-known and liked instructor and competitor, making many lasting friendships. Over the years, Pat raised several beautiful well-trained dogs and a few cats. She shared her love of animals with others, by taking her dogs to seniors’ centres and schools. Pat also volunteered at the Humane Society, something she enjoyed until her death.Pat was predeceased by her mother, father, brother Lloyd Edward and sister-in-law Mildred Kitching. She will be sadly missed by her husband Bud, her son Rick (Bobby) Leech of Edmonton and their children Erin and Jeff, her daughter Terry (Keith) Atkinson of Brandon and their children Mlee (Scott) and Blair, her brother Bob Kitching of Calgary, her brother and sister-in-law Don and Donna Leech and many nieces and nephews. The family gives their special thanks to the staff of A3 at the Assiniboine Centre who took such good care of Pat in her final days. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel at 332-8th Street in Brandon on Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Pat’s name to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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POCHYNOK: Peter Paul Pochynok passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 31st at the age of 67 years. Visitation will take place Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street. Funeral Service will take place Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Westman Centennial Auditorium, 205 20th Street, with Rev. David Wilson officiating. A private family interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peter to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
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BRYER: Evelyn Bryer of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away at the Russell District Health Centre on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 96 years of age. Evelyn is survived by her daughters: Gayle Glasman of Russell, Dawn (Ivan) Elliot of Glenboro, Terry (Glenn) Jackson of Inglis, eleven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox United Church, Binscarth with Rev. David Howell officiating. Interment will follow in the Binscarth Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Remembrances and condolences may be e-mailed to Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba. (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
GOSNOLD: Eddie Arthur of Erickson, Manitoba, beloved husband of the late Mildred Jean, passed away peacefully at the Erickson District Health Centre on April 1, 2012 at the age of 91 years. A private family graveside service will be held at Minnewawa Cemetery on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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LE BOUTHILLIER: Mary (née Briggs) passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Friday, March 30, 2012 with family at her side. She had just recently celebrated her 85th birthday. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Raymond in 1987, her brothers Johnny, Charlie, Edgar, James, Henry, and sisters Rita and Lucy. She is survived by sisters Colleen, Geraldine and Patsy, her daughter Rhonda (Brent) Mathers of Brandon, MB and sons Gary (Brenda) of Halifax, NS, Michael (Dana) of Chateauguay, QC. She also leaves to mourn numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Fairview Home, especially the 3rd floor, for their excellent care of mom. Words cannot express our appreciation for the compassion, concern, and dedication you showed both my mother and our family over the years. Cremation has taken place and Mary will be laid to rest with her husband of 41 years in the National Field of Honour in Point Claire, QC. In lieu of flowers, please offer a prayer in her memory. We would also like to thank Brockie Donovan for their kindness and help throughout this time.
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COOK: June Cook (nee Russell), passed away suddenly on March 29, 2012 at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of June’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Complete obituary information to follow.
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COSGROVE: Dennis D. Cosgrove passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STARLING: Mildred (Millie) Rosella (nee Matwick) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 28, 2012. Mother was born August 24, 1922 in Brandon, Manitoba. She married Alexander William (Bill) Starling on September 16, 1944 and was blessed with three children. Mom was predeceasedby her mother Agnes in 1955, father William (Bill) in 1957, husband Bill in 1979, her son-in-law Dr. Fraser Wingert in 2007 and siblings Helen, Jeanette, Frank, Stanley, Joe and Ed. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Elizabeth Wingert of Victoria, BC, Dianne Starling of Brandon and her son Bill (Jan) Starling of Brandon, along with her grandchildren, Lisa, Jennifer, Natalie, Sarena (Calder), Laurissa, Jana, Jeff, Jennifer and great-granddaughter Kayla. Mom is also survived by her sister Sylvia (Wally) Barry of BC. Mother was employed for a number of years at McKenzie Seeds, Green Acres Drive-in as well as over 20 years as a Central Supply Technician at the Brandon General Hospital. Mom was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. A very social woman, mom was active in the ANAF Unit 10, Brandon Royal Canadian Legion as well as the UCT. Mother had loads of friends whom she enjoyed many activities with, such as bowling, bingo, and her favorite past-time bridge. Mom also enjoyed gardening and was very proud of her yard. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Millie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824-18th St. Brandon. A Celebration of Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TAGGART: The death of Aldwyn "Al" Taggart, beloved husband of Sylvia and father of Corinne St-Pierre (Jarrid) and Marc (Lesley) of Brandon occurred on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Al's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire donations in memory of Al may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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TEETAERT: Gerard (Gerry) Teetaert passed away on March 13, 2012 at Bayside Personal Care Home with family by his side. Gerry was born April 14, 1927 on a farm north of Medora, the second child of Henri and Bertha Teetaert. The family eventually moved to a farm south-west of Deloraine and Gerry resided in that area until moving to Minitonas for a brief time in 1961 and then finally to a farm north of Margaret in 1962. Gerry married Mary Decorte in 1951 and they had 2 children, Marjory and Jim. Gerry and Mary divorced, and Gerry married Lorna (Rea) Sage. Lorna had 2 daughters from her first marriage, Deb and Kelly. Gerry and Lorna had 3 sons together: Rick, Terry and Jeff. In 1986, Gerry and Lorna bought a house in Ninette and Gerry commuted to the farm for a few years. In 1991, they sold the farm to good friend and neighbour, Gordon Taylor. Gerry continued to work seasonally for Agricore for a few years after moving to town. Unfortunately, Lorna passed away in 1996 following a battle with cancer. In 1998, through skillful matchmaking of a mutual friend, Gerry met Leona Shackel. Leona’s husband, Bud, had also passed away in 1996. Gerry and Leona were married in 2000. In February 2010, Gerry moved to Bayside Personal Care Home due to declining health. Gerry loved farming and worked hard to help his Dad and later to support his family. He had a mixed farm, always had cattle, and at times also raised horses, pigs, goats and chickens on the farm. In his spare time he enjoyed playing and watching baseball in the summer and curling in the winter. He always enjoyed a game of pool and in his later years took up golfing. Gerry was very competitive in sports, even when playing cards and, more than once, would let others know if they weren’t playing the way he thought they should. The Minto sports day ball tournaments, when Gerry, and all of his children, their spouses and children played ball, was a highlight for Gerry and all of the family. Gerry was proud to have served as a councilor for the R.M. of Riverside from 1983-1989. Gerry and Lorna made many winter trips south to Nevada and California with some of their good friends from the Margaret/Dunrea area. After Lorna passed away and Gerry remarried, he and Leona also travelled, once to the west coast and south to Las Vegas, Branson and Nashville and once to the state of New York and Niagara Falls. Most of all, Gerry loved to be around people, especially his family, playing cards or just visiting and having a good time. Left to mourn Gerry’s passing are his wife, Leona; children, Marjory (Duane) Neufeld, Alysa (Kyle) Mathies and Avaya; Brayden (Nickie) Neufeld; Jim (Corinne), Jamie and Amie; Deb (Dale) Merritt, Amanda, Cam (Chelsea) and Jen; Kelly Sage, Scott, Kain and Sharra; Rick; Terry, Codey, Taylor and Logan; Jeff (Corinna), Michaela and Kirsten; daughters-in-law: Sharon Teetaert and Shirley Teetaert. Leona’s children: Marie (Phil) Jensen, Ian and Kristen; Brenda (Richard) Shaw and Dale; Barb (Keith) Hardman and Amanda; Michael (Vicky) Shackel, Tim and Megan, John (Laura Det) McInnes. Gerry is also mourned by sister Josie (Oscar) Denys; 3 sisters-in-law: Evelyn (Bob) Ryan, Gail Wood, Judy (Bob) Astle; 4 brothers-in-law: Barry (Barb) Rea; Ron (Sandy) Rea, Don McInnes and Vic Kamarous. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Gerry is predeceased by his mother and father; his wife Lorna; sister and brother-in-law Georgette and Kenneth Bolduc; sisters-in-law Doreen Kamarous and Vivian McInnes; brother-in-law Dave Wood; and his mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law. A memorial service was held on March 20, 2012 at Killarney United Church with Rev. Beth Clark officiating. Donations in memory of Gerry may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Unit 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2. Killarney and Boissevain Funeral Homes entrusted with arrangements.
POLVI: Isabelle “Joyce” passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on March 6, 2012 at the age of 71. Joyce was born in Minitonas, Manitoba on the 27th of May, 1940. She was the firstborn to Virgil and Isabel Flanders. She was followed by her brother, Edwin. Virgil moved the family to Brandon when he got work at the Brandon Mental Hospital as a Male Nurse. Joyce was married to Ernie Dooley from 1962 to 1985. They had two children, Kim and Chris. During their marriage, there were lots of family holidays. Every summer they would spend their time at Lot 4 in Curran Park. The family holiday would last two weeks and go in any direction. Ernie and Joyce were on a 5-pin bowling league for many years and they also coached Kim’s Softball team for several years. Joyce met Rod Polvi and they were married in 1990 on the back deck at their home. Their life consisted of many dogs. Joyce would fall in love with any puppy and would beg Rod to let her have them. She was maxed out at two at a time. For 35 years, she worked at MTS. Initially she was a telephone operator working shift work, however, in time she moved into a clerical position were she was able to work day shifts only. She was very active in the Telephone Pioneers. Joyce really enjoyed the work and the social aspects that were part of life at MTS. She also welcomed the regular rewards that came with years of service as she acquired quite a set of rings signifying years of service while at MTS. Joyce started working at the neighbourhood 7-11 during the last few years of her working at MTS. Again, she enjoyed the social aspect and quickly became “Grandma” to so many of the neighbourhood kids. She made 7-11 a full time job there for another two – three years. Of course, she was always about the jewellery; she received a watch for her five years of service before retiring.Rod always said that he came in third in her heart – grandkids and her dogs above him. Rod and Joyce supplied unlimited support to her grandchildren. She was known for her version of Poutine which she called Poutinni. She will always be remembered by Shane for her “Fluffy Salad” that she made every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Joyce was famous for her keen, if somewhat barbed, sense of humour. You knew she loved you when she called you by some portion of your anatomy rather than your name. Joyce had many hobbies, which included knitting and crocheting, reading novels and she adapted quickly to the technology of computers. She was on Facebook keeping in constant contact with many family and friends. Her favourite time of the year was when curling started. In fact, prior to her passing away, she insisted on having a TV so she could watch The Brier. Joyce was a caregiver not only to her grandchildren, but also to her parents. When they moved into Fairview, she would visit daily and would always take care of their laundry. Joyce enjoyed her robust health until 2010 when she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. She had a successful surgery. The follow-up chemotherapy left Joyce with a terrible reaction to the treatment. Thankfully, she recovered and came home. Rod set aside so much in order to take care of Joyce. He was truly her rock. Joyce needed that support as she never completely recovered from the ordeal with the cancer. In mid-February, she was admitted back to the hospital with acute pain and underwent another surgery. This time infection set in. Joyce fought for about three weeks before succumbing on Tuesday the 6th of March. Her son Chris was able to fly in to see her during her stay in ICU. Rod, Kim and her fiancé Shane were at her bedside holding her hands at the end. She was pre-deceased by her brother Edwin Flanders in 1972, father Virgil Flanders in 2001 and mother Isabel followed only six months later. Her puppies Chancy, Brandy and Tyche. She has left behind a loving husband, Rod Polvi, daughter Kim (Shane), son Chris (Heather) and four grandchildren Aaron, Nicole, Madisen and Memphis. Joyce will also be missed by her beloved puppies, Charleigh and Maggie and by her colleagues from MTS as well her extended family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
God looked around his gardenAnd found an empty spaceThen He looked down uponThis earth to see your tired faceHe put his arms around youAnd lifted you to restGod’s garden must be beautifulHe only takes the best.
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McPHAIL: Shirley Jean (nee Dowker). A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Shirley passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Shirley was born March 13, 1931 at the Boissevain hospital to parents Goldie and Annie Dowker. She grew up on the family farm just north of Waskada, Manitoba. After her schooling she moved to Brandon for work and met Archie, they were married December 27, 1958. Shirley is survived by her husband Archie, son Alex, daughter-in-law Sylvia and their children Caroline and Katie, daughter Darlene, son-in-law George McPherson and their children Mitchell and Nicola, sister Helen Hannah, sisters-in-law Donna Agnew and Edith McPhail, as well as extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents, Goldie and Annie Dowker, sister Margaret Ross, brother Clinton Dowker, brothers-in-law Ron McPhail, Mac McPhail, Dick Ross, Doug Hannah, Hinds Agnew and Archie’s parents Alex and Effie McPhail. A private interment was held at Humesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Shirley to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “A Sense of Home”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to Humesville Cemetery, R.M. of Elton, Forrest, MB, R0K 0W0.
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