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O’GREYSIK: Ennis Anne (McLeod). It is with deep sadness we announce that Ennis passed away very suddenly in her farm home on June 19, 2012. She was born in Elkhorn, MB on April 8, 1926, the youngest child of Lloyd and Mary McLeod. She grew up on the family dairy farm, helping with the dairy business well into her teenage years. Ennis married the love of her life, Frank on June 15, 1945. They shared 67 years together, and were blessed with five children: Gregg, Marni (Barrie) Hodgins of Melita, Lorrilee (Rod) of Edmonton, Kris (Cindy) O’Greysik of Elkhorn, and Kim (John) Shepherd of Elkhorn. She leaves precious memories with husband Frank, sister Judy (Ken) Cruickshank of Brandon, thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a very special, very spoiled, black lab. She was predeceased by her mother Mary, sister Doris, eldest son Gregg, father Lloyd, son-in-law Larry Burnell, sister-in-law Anne McLeod, brother Llyal, and step-mother Phyliss McLeod. A family graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on June 26 at Elkhorn Cemetery, with Jim Atcheson, Sharon Dorey and Cameron Bradshaw officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, Jayse Burnell, Justin O’Greysik, Harley Shepherd, Trevor O’Greysik, Justin Hodgins and Cody Shepherd, Carscadden Funeral Chapel of Virden were in charge of arrangements. Much of Mom’s life was lived as a special caregiver, caring for her disabled son Gregg in the home for 30 years till his passing, and the last four for Dad after his stroke. Mom always found peace and tranquility through her love of gardening and all of nature’s beauty. Mom had a magnetic personality about her that left a beautiful imprint on the heart of everyone that met her. Her strong faith and love of the Lord carried her through all of life’s struggles.
God has you in His Keeping,We have you in our hearts.
“When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
EDMUNDSON: James Richard (Dick) Edmundson of Shoal Lake passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his son Andy (Debbie) Edmundson of Calgary and daughter Geneva (Larry) Chipelski of Russell; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shoal Lake Community Hall, Shoal Lake. A private family interment will take place at the Birtle Cemetery. Rev. Nigel Packwood will officiate. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shoal Lake Community Hall.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204)759-2160.
CARROLL: Renee Dawn of Hartney, MB passed away after a brief illness on July 31, 2012 at the Souris Hospital at the age of 33 years. Renee will be lovingly remembered and missed by her mother Heather Carroll, her siblings, Catherine (Michael), Ryan (Nate), her father Ken (Louise), her niece Farryn and nephew Everitt, as well as many other extended family members. A memorial tea (casual dress) will be held to celebrate Renee’s life on Sunday, August 5th at 408 Centennial Street, Hartney, MB from 2-5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Souris Hospital, Palliative Care Program, Box 10, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0.
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BROOKS, Robert Earl Saturday, July 21, 2012 marked a very sad day for the Brooks family. Earl, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, passed away very peacefully at the Hamiota District Health Centre, at the age of 67, with his family all by his side. Earl was born in Hamiota on December 10, 1944 to Franklin and Catherine Brooks, and was the eldest of four children. He was a happy go lucky little boy who attended his school years in Hamiota, participating in various school activities along with playing baseball and hockey. As a young man, at 16 years of age, Earl left his family and the farm, and joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He entertained many with his stories from his basic training in Cornwallis, NS and the three years he was stationed in Esquimalt, BC where he worked in Communications. He left the Navy in 1965 and returned to Winnipeg and took an Electrical Construction course. To be able to fulfill his dream of farming with his Dad, Earl returned to Hamiota, worked for Gregory Sand and Gravel, and purchased some land. He then worked at the Credit Union until 1974, when he made the decision to farm full time. Many years later, Earl and his brother Dale assembled farm equipment for dealerships at a shop west of Hamiota, and a few years after that he made the decision to rent out his farm land and go trucking. Earl purchased a Western Star which was his pride and joy and he mostly hauled grain across the Prairie Provinces for Knight Seeds. Earl loved trucking, along with his farm, but he was forced to retire early from both, due to health reasons. He was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis, an inflammatory muscle disease, but he continued to strive forward and enjoy life. This disease was then coupled with a long struggle with both bladder and kidney cancer. Earl’s courageous spirit, optimism and strength to fight were very evident up until the very end of his battle. He was always heard saying “It could always be worse”. Earl married Lorraine Bates in 1972, and they raised two children, Herb and Kim. He enjoyed life to its fullest, but especially loved time spent with his family. Earl enjoyed playing ball with the Oakner Outlaws, golfing, snowmobiling, and club curling. As well he thoroughly enjoyed Forrester curling, and he was a member of the Legion for many years. Earl also served on the Hamiota/Vanguard Credit Union Board for 25 years. As well, he was actively involved in his children’s activities by coaching hockey, ringette and baseball, and being an active fan and always the cheerleader. His wonderful smile and great sense of humour and wit, won him many friends, as he had the gift of being able to talk to, and get the attention of everyone, from small children to the elderly. Earl and Lorraine had many great trips together, travelling to the East Coast, West Coast and a couple of trips down to Texas. They also journeyed to the Turks and Caicos Islands, and had a fun trip to Acapulco with friends, as well as a family vacation to Disneyland. He enjoyed every moment and knew how to have fun. In his later years, the snow couldn’t disappear fast enough for Earl to get back up to their cottage and the lake. He could always be found patrolling the back lane on his scooter and supervising any work bees that were happening at the time. At the lake he loved taking in the nature, keeping his bird feeders full, watching the beautiful sunsets from his chair by the window, the campfires, and the occasional adult beverage. Earl leaves to mourn, his wife of forty years, Lorraine, his son Herb and daughter Kim. He has three grandsons, Dawson, Colt, Connor and granddaughter Trinity – all being the apple of Papa’s eye. Also his sisters Sheila (Mel) Harper of Hanna, AB, Audrey Brooks of Halifax, NS, and brother Dale (Jackie) Brooks of Hamiota, sister-in-law Dorothy Hiltz of Ste. Anne, MB, along with many nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Franklin and Kay Brooks, Parents-In-Law Frank and Ethel Bates, and brothers-in-law Bob Bates and Allen Hiltz.
Farewell my dear, we love you and you will always remain in our hearts.
HESLIP: Adam James Nick Heslip, beloved son of Lorne and Marie Heslip, brother of Allan Heslip and partner of Priscilla Gompf passed away at his home in Virden, Manitoba Monday; July 30, 2012 at the age of 23 years. Funeral service will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Saturday; August 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Mrs. Joyce Marsh officiating. Interment will follow in Kola Anglican Cemetery. If friends so desire, donation's in Adam's memory may be made to a Trust established for Priscilla Gompf and their unborn child. The memorial tributes may be made through any Virden financial institution.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
TURNER: The death of Gordon William Thomas Turner, beloved father of Dianne, Donna and Doug, occurred at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, on Monday, July 30, 2012. The funeral ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Elgin Hall will officiate. A private interment of the cremated remains will be held at the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Erickson, MB. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre 204-727-0330
McLEOD: Robbie John McLeod passed away July 29, 2012 at the age of 42 years. A private family graveside will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, August 2, 2012. Donations in memory of Robbie may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
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LAMBKIN: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Monday July 30, 2012 at the age of 81 years, Lorne Leslie Lambkin, beloved husband of Dorothy, of Belmont MB. A Celebration of Lorne’s life will be held on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Knox United Church in Belmont with Rev. Irene Onuch officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Lorne’s memory to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Belmont MB or to the Strathcona Drop-In Centre, Belmont MB, R0K 0C0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
HILL: Mrs. Brenda Hill of Brandon, MB. passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the age of 62. A funeral service will be held from the Tilston United Church, Tilston, MB. on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating. Interment to follow at the Tilston Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Lung Association of Manitoba, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB. R7A 0P6. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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HAYES: Donald, 81 years, beloved husband of Nadine Hayes, father of Rick, Barry and the late Darla, died in the Souris Health Centre on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.A private graveside service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Don, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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BRANTH: Virgil Curtis Vaughan Branth, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, July 28, 2012. He was born at 11:18 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 1985. He leaves behind his dad Curtis Branth, sisters Rebecca, Sylvia, Connie and brothers Jonathan and Nelson, as well as adopted family in Winnipeg, uncles, aunts, cousins and families in Sioux Valley, Dog Creek, Winnipeg and other various places. Virgil was predeceased by his mom, Vivian Choken on December 24, 2011. Grandparents Ahab and Theresa Branth, Colin and Mary Choken, Uncle Tony Choken, cousins Justin Branth and Marie Dumas, Aunts Valerie Branth and Mildred Big Stone. Virgil worked at various jobs, including landscaping, while in Winnipeg. He grew up in Winnipeg until he moved to Sioux Valley to be closer to his father. He liked to travel to Winnipeg now and then to be around his friends. He enjoyed their company, laughing and having fun with them. Virgil enjoyed playing cribbage, poker and X-Box 360 games. He loved to watch movies and NBA basketball games. He would always find a hobby to occupy himself while sitting at a cozy place, as well as fixing bikes, making bows - anything that interested him. He liked reaching his friends through facebook when he got a chance and really enjoyed weight training. Virgil will be sadly missed by everyone that loved and knew him. Memories of our beloved Virgil will always be revisited over and over. His laughter, his voice will be in our hearts, his smile will be forever treasured. Our time together at places will be magically enjoyed as we return to visit it again. (See you there my son Virgil). The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall.
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STELMACK: It is with sadness the family of Gladys Mildred Marie Stelmack announce her passing on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Fairview Home. A time of visitation will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. Terri Hamilton and Trevor Cherry of Grace Communion International will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Gladys to the Fairview Recreation Department, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4S6.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SMITH: Louise Beattie Smith of Brandon, formerly of Indian Head, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 86 years. In keeping with Louise’s wishes, cremation will take place with a service to be held at a later date in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Louise may be made to Sokol Supportive Housing, 30-13th Street North, Brandon, MB, R7A 6T1. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at HYPERLINK
SMITH: Harold “Lawrence” Smith, beloved husband of 44 years to Brenda of Chestermere, AB, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 69 years. He was the loving father of Trevor and Trent (Cindy), dear grandfather to Steven and Andrew. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Lawrence will be lovingly remembered by his sister Marlene (Keith) Robins and cousins Gerri and Gerald Wilson. Memorial donations in Lawrence's name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (204, 2323 - 32 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB, T2H 1Y4) or Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (100, 119 - 14 St., NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6). A Celebration of Life will be held in Brandon, Manitoba on August 11, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Victoria Inn (3550 Victoria Ave.). A private family Graveside Service will be held.
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Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Crematorium, 1605-100 St. SE, Calgary, AB. Ph. 403-272-5555
ROUTHIER: Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Friday, July 27, 2012, Mr. Irénée Routhier of Somerset, Manitoba passed away at the age of 82 years. Irénée was predeceased by his beloved wife Lorraine (nee Messner) in 2004. He leaves to mourn his passing eight children: Michel Routhier (Cheryl), Richard Routhier (Pauline), Rosemarie Watson (Bill), Norma Gagnon (Maurice), Marcel Routhier (Kathy), Annette Zaboroski (Jeff), Roméo Routhier and René Routhier (Laura); 15 grandchildren: Marc (Phoenix), Daniel, Rebecca, Eric, Justine (Nick), Nicole, Robert, Kyle, Troy, Kathleen (Marc), Keith, Cindy, Nadine, Chantal and Ashley; and 4 great-grandchildren: Brayden, Mercedes, Melah and Reese. Also left to mourn are his brother Aime; sisters Laurette, Rita, Simone, Antoinette; brothers-in-law, sister-in law, nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his parents Xavier and Alma Routhier; brothers, Leo, Laurent, Maurice, Gerard, Hector; and his sisters Blanche, Florence, Marie and Lucille; and son-in-law Norman Gagnon. Irénée was born, August 21, 1929, near St Leon, Manitoba. He loved and cherished his hometown of Somerset and served it faithfully in many capacities. In the past Irénée worked on the pipeline, at the local Co-op, he was a Special Constable-member of the RCMP, custodian for the Mountain School Division, and a gentleman farmer. He loved family, farming and hockey and will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. Irénée a toujours genereusement rendu service, la joie au Coeur, avec enthousiasme et zele envers sa famille et ses amies. Prayers will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held in the Notre-Dame de La Nativité Roman Catholic Church in Somerset, MB on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Memorial Service at 2 pm, Funeral Mass at 2:30 followed by interment in the Parish Cemetery, with Father Armand Le Gal officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E OV9. A special thank you to all the health care staff who cared for Dad. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 1-204-248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
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