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HUGHES: Gwenda Shirley. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gwenda Hughes (Maguire) of Vancouver, B.C. on November 28, 2010. Gwenda was born in Elgin, Manitoba, August 14, 1934. She is survived by her husband Bob Hughes, daughter Shirlene (Tom) Fletcher of Tacoma, Washington, Patrick and Ally; son Darren (Jane) Hughes, Vancouver, Isla and Jenny; sisters: Eileen (Arnold) Sagman, Vancouver; Audrey (Tom) Sundell, Holland, Manitoba; Verbena (Howard) Turnbull, Elgin; brother Glenn (Marion) Maguire, Rivers, and her special and only living aunt, Iris Carroll of Brandon. She was predeceased by her parents, Eddie and Eva Maguire of Elgin and brothers Melford, George and sister-in-law Jean and Jack Maguire. A Celebration of Gwenda’s Life took place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Delta, B.C. Donations in Gwenda’s memory can be made to the Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation.
We love you Gwenda!
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GRAY: Mrs. Margaret Gray, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Gray, mother of Cameron, Bill and Warren Gray, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the age of 96 years. A funeral service will be held at Bible Baptist Church, 1203–4th Street, on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Reaves officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview Personal Care Home, 1351 –13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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HADDOW: The death of Billie Haddow occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 9, 2010. A celebration of Billie’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3, 560-13th Street East on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Joe Ball will officiate. Friends who desire, may make a donation in memory of Billie to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, MB, R7B 3W8 or Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7. Complete obituary to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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FONTAINE: Wayne Alan Victor Fontaine passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the age of 42 years. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his mother Geraldine, father Gilles, brother Dan (Charlette), and the boys, Nathan, Carson and Aidan; brother Mike (Diane) and their children Carmen and Christopher, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins. A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown of St. George’s Anglican Church officiating. A private graveside service will take place the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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FARLEY: The death of Terry Roy Farley, age 62 years, occurred at his residence, Fairview Home on Thursday, December 9, 2010. A celebration of Terry's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BUTLER: Hazel Anne passed away suddenly on Monday, November 22, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Hazel was born on June 10, 1926 in Killarney, Manitoba. She was raised by her parents Frederick and Joan Love on a farm near Ninga, Manitoba. Hazel went to school at the Hiawatha School, a one room country school near Ninga. She decided on a career in nursing and graduated from the Brandon nursing program in 1952. After graduation, Hazel worked at the Brandon General Hospital for 39 years and retired in 1991. Hazel married Cyril "Cy" Butler on June 18, 1960 and they spent their years together in Brandon raising their three daughters Jo-ann, Lois and Melanie. After retirement Hazel became very involved with her three grandchildren who were the light of her life. She also had a special place in her heart for the many family pets. Cy's health began to decline and Hazel spent her time taking care of him as well. Left to cherish her memory are daughters: Jo-ann (Garry) Defoort, Lois (Allan) Mott and Melanie (Jamie) Hart all of Brandon. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Shawn and Erica Defoort and Mathew Mott. She leaves her niece Willa and nephew Jim and their families as well as a number of friends and colleagues. Hazel was predeceased by her parents Frederick and Joan Love and her husband Cyril Butler. Funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, November 26, 2010. Mr. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain officiated. Pallbearers were Garry Defoort, Allan Mott, Jamie Hart and Shawn Defoort. Interment followed at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western MB Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Ave East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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APPLEBY: Norval Patrick Appleby of Brandon, with his loving family at his side, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 6, 2010. A celebration of Norval's life will be held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Complete obituary to follow in July of 2011. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Norval may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BILOWUS: John Bilowus passed away peacefully during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. He had suffered a stroke March 21, 2010 and after many complications, he succumbed to pneumonia. John was born on September 18, 1925 on a farm near Gorlitz, SK. When he was seven, his family moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan where he received his education. He worked at many occupations during his lifetime. He was a ticket agent in the Yorkton bus depot for Clark Transportation and Greyhound Bus Companies. He also operated a taxi service until he joined the Army in 1944. He went overseas the same year serving in England, and N.W. Europe. When the war ended, he stayed in Germany until 1946 with the occupational forces. Upon his discharge in 1946, he joined his three brothers in Swan River, Manitoba to operate a grocery store and bakery. Later, they opened the first self-serve grocery store in Swan River. On May 24, 1951, John married Ruth Belton of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. They were happily married for 59 years. After selling the grocery and bakery, John operated an Olivetti-Underwood dealership in Swan River under the name of Bilowus Business Machines Ltd. The firm covered a territory south to Dauphin, Russell and Roblin and north to The Pas, Flin Flon, Lynn Lake, Snow Lake and Thompson. During this time, he was appointed Lottery Ticket Distributor covering the Dauphin, Roblin, Swan River areas. After selling his business, he was appointed a Sales Supervisor for the Manitoba Lottery Foundation, covering the Parkland, Westman and part of Eastman areas. John was then transferred to Brandon to open a Lottery Office. He continued his position with the added responsibility of managing the office, until he retired in March of 1989. John was a member of the United Church – St. Andrews in Swan River and later Trinity in Brandon. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 60 years. He was very active in sports having played hockey, golf, ball, bowling and horseshoes and he coached hockey and bowling at a competitive level. In his later years, he enjoyed Senior’s Slo-Pitch travelling to many centers for tournaments. The last few years he enjoyed curling with the men’s seniors at the Brandon Club. Throughout his lifetime, he coached midget hockey teams, little league baseball, men’s senior fast-ball and high school five-pin bowling. An avid sports fan, he was ever faithful to his San Francisco Giants, Toronto Maples Leafs and Saskatchewan Roughriders down through the years. John and Ruth traveled extensively across Canada, Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Tangiers. They cruised the Caribbean and the Inside Passage. He was predeceased by his father in 1946, sister Ann in 1963, sisters Mary and Agnes in 1968, his mother in 1969, brother Mike in 1977, brothers George and Tom in 1993 and sister Lena in 1998. Surviving are his wife Ruth, two daughters, Hope (Gary) Shotbolt of Brandon, Debra (Doug) Swanson of Thunder Bay, three grandchildren Christopher Wiebe (Samantha) of Portage la Prairie, Brittany Swanson of Thunder Bay, Nicholas Shotbolt of Brandon and two great granddaughters Emma and Rylee Wiebe of Portage la Prairie. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at Trinity United Church on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Brandon Cemetery, sometime in 2011. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1J3 or Trinity United Church, “Memorial Fund”, 1515 – 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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GRAY: Mrs. Margaret Gray, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Gray, mother of Cameron, Bill and Warren Gray, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the age of 96 years. A funeral service will be held at Bible Baptist Church, 1203–4th Street, on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Reaves officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview Personal Care Home, 1351 –13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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THERRIEN: Ruby Marguerite (nee Hoy) November 6, 1918 – December 7, 2010. Ruby Therrien passed away on December 07, 2010. She was born in Hilton, Manitoba and moved with her family at an early age to a homestead near Turtle River, Manitoba where they farmed. She married Donat Joseph Therrien (Alfred Lucien) from Makinak, Manitoba in 1938. Ruby and Don moved to Brandon in the early 40’s when Don was stationed in Shilo. They spent the major part of their working years in Brandon, later moving to Regina SK, Bassano and Calgary, Alberta. They lived a short time in Edmonton after they retired and then moved to Kelowna where Don died in 1990. Ruby continued to live in Kelowna until 2007, when her health forced her to move closer to her family in Calgary. Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her five children: Beverly, Albert (Elaine Humphries), Tom (Karen Bartels), Dennis, and Linda. Ruby is also survived by many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by all her sisters and brothers, and was the last of her and dad’s generation in the family. Funeral Services will be held at Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219–4th Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. She will later be taken to Kelowna where she will be interred with Don.
Forward condolences through www.hffs.com.
Heritage Funeral Services “Calgary Crematorium Chapel” Phone (403) 299-0111.
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HARKNESS: Floyd Almer October 28, 1949 - December 6, 2010. Floyd passed away at home in Calgary surrounded by his family at the age of 61 after a brief battle with cancer. Floyd was born in Brandon, Manitoba, and raised on the family farm in Alexander, Manitoba. Floyd is survived by his loving wife Linda, children; Lorne (Krista), Kerri (Myles), Sherri (Kevin); four grandchildren: Josh, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, MyKaila and close nephew Tony. He is also survived by his parents Lorne and Shirley Harkness of Alexander, Manitoba; siblings: Bill (Judy), Larry (Donna), Lloyd (Shawna), Cheryl (Tony), Shawna (Ralph) as well as Linda's family, and numerous nieces and nephews. Floyd drove a gravel truck in Brandon while working the farm until 1986 when the family moved to Calgary. He worked for the City of Calgary in the Parks Division, then the Sewer Services Division until he was forced to be off with his illness. Floyd loved his pool game, and looked forward to the BCA and VNEA tournament in Vegas every year. He was an avid woodworker, repairing pool cues and he was a pen maker. If you could not find him, he was usually in his shop. Sundays, he always had a group watching NFL Football on TV. Floyd and Linda traveled extensively in North America, and enjoyed their vacation condo in Las Vegas. Floyd loved the horse races, and his last trip was to Del Mar Racetrack. Family was Floyd's life. He was always there for advice and to help. Thanks to Dr. Patricia Tang, Dr. Brian Liggett and the Palliative Home Care team. If so desired, memorial donations in Floyd Harkness' name may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, T3B 6A8). A Celebration of Floyd's Life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
To email expressions of sympathy
mountainview@arbormemorial.com Subject heading: Floyd Harkness. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1605 - 100 Street SE (17 Ave. SE at Garden Rd.), Calgary, Alberta, T1X 0L4. Telephone (403) 272-5555.
www.mountainviewmemorial.ca
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LOMBAERT: It is with great sorrow that our family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, George Lombaert, on Saturday, December 4, 2010. A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. A private family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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NEFF: Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Neff of Melita, passed away at the Reston Health Centre, Reston, MB. on Friday, December 3 , 2010, at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her parents; son Vernon and husband Elmer; granddaughter Maggie Neff; grandson Brett Neff and great grandson Rylen Morrison. Betty is survived by her daughter Dale (Cecil) Patterson; 2 sons: Paul & Richard; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm from the Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB. with Reverend Allan Gairns officiating, interment will follow at the Tilston Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Melita & Area Handi-Van, Box 613, Melita, Manitoba, ROM 1LO. 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: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
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WILTON: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday December 3, 2010 at the age of 65 years, James Henry Wilton of Wawanesa, Manitoba. Jim leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Patricia (nee Clark), sons Shane & daughter-in-law Corinne of Wawanesa, Jamie & wife Dianna of Winnipeg, four grandchildren Brantin, Bradley, Katherine & Taylor; sister-in-law Audrey Wilton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Jim was predeceased by his father George Jackson (1945), stepfather Bain Jackson (1994), mother Maxine Jackson (2010), brothers Bill Jackson (1968) & Hugh Wilton (1987) & by a sister Betty Jean Masson (1993). Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church with Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Jim’s memory to the Wawanesa Waterpark Fund, Box 427 Wawanesa, Manitoba, R0K 2G0 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Dr. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1G4.
For online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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TETZLAFF: Beverley Frances Jean (nee Sanderson) passed away peacefully at her home in Brandon, with her family by her side, on November 28th, 2010. She was raised and schooled in Brandon and was an employee of the Manitoba Provincial Government for 25 years. Bev was predeceased by her father Maurice (1974), mother Myrtle (1992), infant great grandson Brayden Tetzlaff (2000), brother-in-law James Buckmire (2003), sister Marlene Reilly (2008), and brother-in-law Robert Reilly (2010). She was also predeceased by several aunts, uncles, and her cousin Tammy Bradley (2010). Surviving are her husband Walter, son Theodore (Darlene) and daughter Kimberley Monaghan (Kevin), siblings, brother Edward (Gail), sister Inez Buckmire, and brother Fred (Margaret), Aunt Gertie Bradley (age 102), Aunt Daisy Johnson, (age 106), several cousins, nieces and nephews. Bev's life was blessed with the enjoyment of having eight grandchildren, Helena, Tera, Amy, Melissa, and Trevor, as well as Kassandra, Krysten and Kyle. Bev also had eight great grandchildren. They were all important in her life, but the one great grandchild who could give her a twinkle in her eye and became her "fix" during her struggling time with cancer was her little "Soso" (Sophia). In July of 1963, Bev and Walter were married and enjoyed 47 years of happiness together. Bev was a very caring, loving and thoughtful person who never backed away from the challenges of life, especially those she thought she could overcome. Bev's favorite moments of happiness were spending quality time with her family, especially cooking, visiting and laughing with them. Her enjoyment in life was spending time doing her oil paintings, camping, fishing and curling. She will be sadly missed by all those she touched in her life. The memorial service took place December 1, 2010 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, followed by interment at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Jason Zinko officiating. Urnbearers were her two grandsons, Trevor Tetzlaff and Kyle Monaghan. A Celebration of her life took place at the ANAF Unit #10, Brandon, Manitoba. In memory of Bev, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Palliative Care" or "Cancer Services Project", 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the following: the compassionate and dedicated care given by Doctor L. Moller, and Doctor E. Moller, the Cancer Care Manitoba Oncologists, Cancer Care and Palliative Care nurses and support staff at BRHC, the S.T.E.P. program, all the BRHA support services, Pastor Jason Zinko for fulfilling Bev's spiritual needs, friends and relatives for the many concerns, visits and phone calls, the ANAF, and reception caterer, Laurie Olenick.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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