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VANMACKELBERGH: Lorne VanMackelbergh, December 18, 1929 - January 7, 2012. Lorne was born on the family farm in the Bidford district near Deloraine, Manitoba. He is the eldest son of predeceased parents Octive and Harriett VanMackelbergh, twin to Sister Laura and eldest of 9 other siblings. A passion for farming was developed at an early age for Lorne at the family homestead, his love for farming continued while he resided with the Arnold family at the Harvey farm site. The desire to farm never left his heart. At the age of 16 Lorne moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba to work in the Forestry Industry and sent his wages back home to help out the family. Being a man of many trades Lorne continued on to Manitoba Hydro, Robinson Electrical and Television Repair and Installation, maintenance at the BranDelWin Lodge and caretaker of the DelWin Cemetery. In 1948 Lorne met Doris Johnson who had moved from Regent to Deloriane for employment. They were later married on April 9th, 1949 at the Boissevain United church in a double wedding with Dave & Enie Nickles. Later that year Lorne & Doris were blessed with one son, Wayne Lorne VanMackelbergh. Lorne had a passion for family, friends, golf, curling, hunting,fishing and a general love for the outdoors. Among many of his volunteer services he received acknowledgment from the Governor General for 25 years of service with the Deloraine Volunteer Fire Department, he continued on to 35 years of service with them. Some of the other volunteer commitments Lorne participated in included Boy Scouts Canada, Auxiliary member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Manitoba Wildlife Association. Lorne was pre-deceased by the love of his life for 51 years, Doris. Lorne leaves to mourn son Wayne & daughter-in-law Evelyn, grandchildren Ken & Kerri, great grandchildren Zane and Nova and step-grandson Greg. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BrenDelWin Lodge or the Alzheimers Society. Graveside Service will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the DelWin Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Luncheon will follow at the Mountview Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba.Condolences may be made only at wheatlandfs@mts.netSmith Funeral home in care of arrangements.
THEXTON: Barbara, 79 years, beloved wife of the late John Thexton, died in the Souris Health Centre on Monday, January 9, 2012. Barb will be greatly missed by her sons: William Thexton and Derek (Jaycee) Thexton, and by her grandchildren: Rory, Zackery and Ava, her brother Robert (Gwen) Palmer of Swan River, Manitoba and her sister Margaret (Frank) Cox of North Vancouver, B.C. A private graveside funeral service will be held in the summer at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Barbara, donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society 2200 17th Street E. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7M6 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
MOFFAT: The death of Ron Moffat of South Brandon, beloved husband of Mary and dear father to Greg and Dale occurred on Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Celebration of Ron's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. A private family interment will be held at the Elgin Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ron to the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McLAREN: Gladys McLaren of Brandon passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the age of 80 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to the CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HART: The death of Dorothy Mabel Hart of Rivers, Manitoba occurred on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. She was 91 years old. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 2007; by brothers, Robert, Harry and Lloyd and sister Florence (Pettapiece). She is survived by sister Ida (Hopkins) of Penticton, and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born on 11 March 1920, the fourth in the family of Oliver and Drusilla (Hepburn) Harvey of Daly Municipality. By her late teens she was an accomplished pianist. She attended Normal School and then taught in Erickson, Neepawa and Mentmore districts. Dorothy married Jack Hart on 31 December 1942. Dorothy continued to teach, in Lothair, where her mother had taught, and then in Rivers. In 1945, Jack and Dorothy took over the Harvey family farm which they operated until about 2000. They moved into Rivers in 2005. Dorothy and Jack had no children of their own but there were seventeen nieces and nephews and many young people who spent summers working on the farm. All became an extended family. Dorothy provided many of them with both financial and moral support, as needs arose, with no thought of reward. She was concerned about social justice both in Canada and abroad with involvement in the WI and UCW and Inter Pares. However, Dorothy's greatest pleasure was singing and her involvement with the Brandon Barbershop Belles. She was a founding member and over the past 50 years was both choir leader and President. A Celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at Rivers United Church on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. A special thanks to the staff at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home for their committed care and concern. Donations may be made to Inter Pares, to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba or to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
COLLINS: Grant Wesley Collins passed away peacefully at Killarney Hospital, Thursday, January 5, 2011, aged 98 years and 9 days, beloved husband of Mary Collins (Highfield). He was born in Pilot Mound, MB on December 27, 1913, the eldest of seven sons born to Elizabeth Jane (Kemp) and William John Collins. Predeceased by his father (76), mother (61), brothers Arnold (07), Dwight (07), Lloyd (Red) (42), Elwin (02) and Raymond (Bluff) (07). He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mary, born in 1910, Foxwarren, MB, residing at Bayside Personnel Care Home, Killarney, MB. R0K 1G0, Carolanne, Pilot Mound, MB., Dale (Lee), Birch Bay, WA., Gary (Sherry), Lake of the Woods, ON, and Connie, Innisfail, AB., 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, his great friend and youngest brother Earl (Ez), also cousins George (Yvonne) and Ken Kemp, Margaret Cram, all of Pilot Mound, and Mary Crane, Manitou, MB. Grant had a very busy childhood being the eldest of seven brothers, and spent his younger years in school, painting houses and barns (he was the official roof-boy), and helping with the family farming and harvesting with his father and at the Kemp farm, where he had many wonderful memories working with his Uncle Clyde and all his cousins. While playing saxophone with the local orchestra “The Kings Men”, Grant met the love of his life, rural school teacher, Mary, and they were married in 1938. They settled in Pilot Mound, raised four children while Grant ran the local butcher shop, and later, Collins Transfer. Grant and Mary were very involved in the community, and especially the many musical events, Grant singing with the Male Voice Choir, and the quartet with Gordie Cohoe, Allan McKitrick and Roy Grassick. He also had a huge garden, and grew many beautiful flowers. Grant was a very avid hunter, loved fishing, golfing, curling and cribbage with all his friends, which resulted in many stories of their adventures. Grant won many awards with his flowers, and was one of the founders and the first President of the Pilot Mound Town and Country Golf Club in 1963. His greatest curling accomplishments were playing third on the curling team that represented Manitoba in the Canadian Seniors Championship in Hamilton, ON. in 1969. At age 56, he was the youngest player to participate at Hamilton. He and his Pilot Mound rink also won two events at the Annual British Councils in Winnipeg, MB. In 1950 the rink of Grant, Walter Maxwell, Barney Black and Bob Watson won the Ganone trophy and in 1956, with Bill Sharpe, Ken McCannell and Dwight Collins won the Black & Armstrong trophy. If you ever were able to beat him in a game of crib, it was quite an accomplishment. Grant was a 65 year, life-time member of the Masonic Lodge. In 1966, they moved to Winnipeg where Grant was a butcher for Tom Boy for three years, later being transferred to Boissevain and then Killarney, where he later retired. Grant and Mary loved to travel and explored Thailand, New Zealand, the Bahamas, Hawaii and other parts of the United States and Canada. As both their sons lived at the coast, they moved to Abbotsford in 1984 for seven years, but the prairies and their many friends beckoned them home and in 1991 they returned to live in Killarney, MB. In 2005, they moved to River Heights Terrace in Brandon for three years, and then, because of health concerns, moved to Westview Lodge in Boissevain. They had very recently moved to Bayside Personnel Care Home in Killarney, MB. Grant was a wonderful family man, and took great interest in his children, 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. He was also very proud of Mary’s accomplishments in her music career. Grant also had many adventures with his city nephews, nieces and grandchildren, introducing them to the wild side of fishing and hunting. We all have so many wonderful memories of Dad/Grampa, a wonderful, remarkable kind man. He will be missed by us all. The family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses and support staff at Deloraine, Boissevain and Killarney hospitals for their genuine concerns and compassionate care given to Dad. Thanks also to Graham’s Funeral Service for their professional and caring attention given to all the arrangements. A memorial service will be announced and held in Pilot Mound at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined, if friends so desire, a donation may be made to the Pilot Mound United Church.
Messages of condolences may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com
BUECHLER: Erna “Myrtle” Buechler (nee Grahn) of Brandon, Manitoba, formerly of Moosehorn, Manitoba, passed away on January 8, 2012 at the age of 103. Myrtle was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 17, 1908. She was raised in Moosehorn, Manitoba. She married Julius Buechler on November 14, 1929. Myrtle and Julius had two sons, Henry (1930) and Gerald (1941). Myrtle was predeceased by her parents William and Julianna, her husband Julius (1951), her sister Emilie, her brothers Harold, Albert, Robert, Elmer and her son Henry. Myrtle leaves to cherish fond memories her son Gerald (Eleanor) of Brandon and two grandchildren Lori (Eugene) Michaluk and great-granddaughter Jenna of Dauphin; Cindy (Regan) Wruth and great-granddaughter Rylee of Forrest, Manitoba. Also her brother Jack (Della) Grahn of Surrey, BC, sisters Edna Metner of Calgary, Alberta, Emma Metner of Moosehorn and Helen Klappart of Moosehorn. If friends or family so desire donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 68, Moosehorn, Manitoba, R0C 2E0 or to a charity of your choice. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 14, 2012 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Moosehorn, Manitoba. Arnason Funeral Home, Ashern-Lundar in care of arrangements 204-768-2072, 1-866-323-3593.
BERTHELETTE: Suddenly at home in Winnipeg, Sandra Elizabeth (nee Burnett) passed away January 2nd, 2012. Leaving to mourn her beloved family, Grant (Suzanne), Hailey and Emma; Kylia, Tyler and Leif; Melanie, Isabella; her parents Betty and Bill Burnett of Brandon. Siblings, Alistair (Hui Qing), Tanya and Arran (Christa), B.C;. Sheena (Ken) Calgary, Stewart (Cathy) Brandon; Robert & Rachel, Brandon; Gillian (Nick), Melfort; Gary (Kari), Brooklynn, Brandon. Also many nieces and nephews. Sandra was born in Fraserburgh, Scotland and came to Canada in 1973 with her parents and siblings, settled in Brandon until her move to Winnipeg in 2004 to be near her children and her grandchildren, whom she adored and were first in her life. Sandra will be sadly missed by all who knew her, friends and family. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be taken home to Scotland as per her wishes. Celebration of Sandra’s life will be held on Saturday 28th January, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at East End Community Centre, following private family prayers. Donations can be made in Sandra’s name to the Autism Society of Manitoba.
MILNE: On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at his residence, George Edward Milne, aged 72 years of Gimli, beloved husband of Rita.A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lakeview Hotel in Gimli, Manitoba. Full obituary to follow in Saturday's Brandon Sun. Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.
BRINDLE: Harry, 98 years, beloved husband of the late Isabel Brindle, father of Gerry (Orvel) Stocks and Larry (Mary) Brindle, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Graveside funeral service will be held in the summer at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Harry, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society Manitoba or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
MILNE: At 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 George Edward Milne passed away peacefully at his home in Gimli, Manitoba surrounded by his family after a two year battle with mesothelioma. Obituary and funeral service details to follow in Saturday's paper.
TROTT: Wesley Donald “Don” Trott, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 2, 2011 at the age of 88 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Don may be made to Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5A9 or to the Western Manitoba Cancer Care Residence, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HICKS: Elmer Lawrence, 96 years, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Hicks and the late Shirley Hicks, father of Shirley and Arnold, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Lauder United Church, Lauder, Manitoba on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Lauder Cemetery. In memory of Elmer, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Lauder Cemetery Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
THOMPSON: The Thompson family sadly announces the passing of Dora Thompson, of Brandon, widow of Clarence E. Thompson, beloved mother of Murray, Glenn, Brian, Allan and Sharon, at her residence on Saturday, December 31, 2011. The funeral service will be held at the Bible Baptist Church, 1203-4th Street on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with viewing at the church prior to the ceremony. Pastor John Reeves will officiate. Interment will follow at the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mrs. Thompson to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue E. Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HAMMOND: Merlin More Hammond age 84 beloved husband of Iris passed away at the Deloraine Health Centre on January 2, 2012. A memorial service in his honour will be held on Saturday January 7, 2012 at 2:00pm in the Harvest Community Church. A private family interment will follow at the Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Merlin may be made to the Kidney Foundation; Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Drive Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1G4 or to a charity of your own choice. Online condolences can be made at www. wheatlandfs.comSmiths Funeral Home (204)747-2088. www.wheatlandfs.com
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