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MURRAY, Georgena, age 91 years, beloved wife of the late John Murray, mother of James Murray, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Friday, July 30, 2010. A graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba, on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at St. Pauls Auditorium in Souris. In memory of Georgie, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o/ A.R.H.A Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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HERNDON: Leslee Lynn December 25, 1969 July 28, 2010. It is with great sorrow that Leslees family announces her sudden and tragic passing on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. It is said our children are a loan from God and He allowed us to have our beautiful Leslee for forty short years. Leslee was a shining light right from the time she was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario to the time of her passing. Leslee received her education in Rivers, Manitoba. She then went on to take the Nurses Aide course at Assiniboine Community College and was employed at the Fairview Nursing Home in Brandon, Manitoba for 13 years. She then decided to make a career change and took the Pharmacy Technician program through the Robertson College in Brandon, Manitoba. After graduation she was successfully employed as a technician with the Moosomin Hospital and remained as such until her passing. As a young girl Leslee was active in the Rivers and District Figure Skating Club as well as the Happy Hooves 4-H club. She enjoyed skating but it was the 4-H club where she really enjoyed spending her time and it was there that her life-long passion for horses began. She and her sister Renee spent many happy hours at Art Hiebert's Milk and Honey Farm riding and just being with the horses in the barn or in the pastures. This passion was so strong that it carried though to her adult life. Her horses Ace and Jude were her pride and joy. Leslee had also been an avid volunteer at the Brandon Humane Society. Her enthusiasm for life and animals could only be described as incredible. Leslee was a beautiful, strong woman whose soul was filled only with love for life, her friends, her family and especially her son Brendan. Many, many times Leslee expressed her joy and love of being a mother and could not imagine doing anything different. Everyone she met and knew soon came to realize what an outgoing and happy person she was. She touched so many lives in so many ways. Leslee was predeceased by her grandparents John and Emma Miller; Victor and Theresa Herndon; her cousins Paul and Todd Snelgrove. Leslee is going to be greatly missed by her son Brendan and fiancé Frank Bedecs (& family); her parents Terry and Sharon Herndon (nee Miller); sister Renee Martin (Rick), and nephews Aaron and Kyle; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services are planned for Friday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m. (Manitoba time) at the Rivers United Church, Rivers, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6 or Virden Pet Network, Box 925, Virden, Manitoba, R0M 2C0.
BLAIR: We are sad to announce the passing of Brenda Lee Blair (nee McAndrew) of Rivers Manitoba. She passed away on July 27, 2010 at Brandon Hospital, she was 50 years old. A viewing will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa funeral home. A service will be held at 2pm in Rivers, Manitoba at the Zion Pentecostal Church on 3rd St. Internment to follow at Rivers cemetary.
BAUMAN: Harvey David, formerly of Brandon, Manitoba. Harvey died in Edmonton, Alberta, May 25, 2010 at age 61, after a brief hospitalization. For many years Harvey pursued his interest in music - voice, guitar, violin with public performances throughout the B.C. - Kelowna, Prince George, Fort St. John, and in the Edmonton area. Along with his music, he was active as a carpenter building and restoring furniture and home equipment. The last few years he has been involved in creating computer animations. His imaginative activities and conversations will be greatly missed by family and friends. Following a private family memorial Harveys ashes were placed in the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery.
GREEN: The death of Jessie Green (nee Curtis) occurred at the Riverdale Personal Care Home on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Jessie was born December 29, 1916 at Alexander, Manitoba, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Curtis. She grew up in the Alexander district attending Assiniboine and Alexander schools. Previous to her marriage to Percy Green in 1939, she was employed as a housekeeper in various homes in the Alexander district. After farming near Alexander for several years, Percy and Jessie purchased a farm at Bradwardine, Manitoba in 1950 where they resided until retiring to Rivers, Manitoba in 1986. Jessie was an active member of the United Church Women, the Rivers Hospital Guild, the Bradwardine Leisure Club, Sunday School superintendant, school van driver, and mail carrier over the years. One of her passions was knitting afghans and articles for the Red Cross. Jessie was predeceased by her husband Percy in 1988 and grandsons Andrew in 1984 and Jamie in 1995. She is survived by her son Barry (Gwen) of Kenton, Manitoba, daughters Luetta Sinclair (Keith) of Duncan, B.C. and Phyllis Dubuc of Montreal, Quebec. Her memory is also treasured by her five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 (today) at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp of Rivers United Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jessie may be made to Riverdale Personal Care Home or Riverdale Palliative Care Unit, Box 428, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBINSON: Vera Robinson of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Stanley Robinson, passed away at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the age of 96. Vera was born and raised in Brandon and together with Stan operated the West End Grocery Store from 1942-1973. Vera was a long time member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by her son Bill (Jan), grandsons, Ian (Andrea), and Todd, and a very special niece Vivian Bramall. The funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Vera may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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LOHNES: Anita Lohnes passed away in Brandon on July 30, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Born in Yugoslavia, Anita emigrated to Canada in 1950. Mom was a proud Canadian. She leaves her two daughters: Brenda (Terry) Reed and granddaughter, Terri-Lynn; Donita Lohnes and husband Lawrence Anderson. Anita was predeceased by her husband Rex in 1998. She was a devoted mother, companion and friend to many people. She was a dignified, intelligent and multi-talented person. A private memorial will be held at Memories Chapel on August 4, 2010. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Anita to a charity of their choice.
"God grant me the serenityto accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to knowthe difference."
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GREEN: The death of Jessie Green (nee Curtis) occurred at the Riverdale Personal Care Home on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Jessie was born December 29, 1916 at Alexander, Manitoba, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Curtis. Shegrew up in the Alexander district attending Assiniboine and Alexander schools. Previous to her marriage to Percy Green in 1939, she was employed as a housekeeper in various homes in the Alexander district. After farming near Alexander for several years, Percy and Jessie purchased a farm at Bradwardine, Manitoba in 1950 where they resided until retiring to Rivers, Manitoba in 1986. Jessie was an active member of the United Church Women, the Rivers Hospital Guild, the Bradwardine Leisure Club, Sunday School superintendant, school van driver, and mail carrier over the years. One of her passions was knitting afghans and articles for the Red Cross. Jessie was predeceased by her husband Percy in 1988 and grandsons Andrew in 1984 and Jamie in 1995. She is survived by her son Barry (Gwen) of Kenton, Manitoba, daughters Luetta Sinclair (Keith) of Duncan, B.C. and Phyllis Dubuc of Montreal, Quebec. Her memory is also treasured by her five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp of Rivers United Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jessie may be made to Riverdale Personal Care Home or Riverdale Palliative Care Unit, Box 428, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WILSON: Donald Archie of Sudbury, Ontario passed away July 16, 2010 in the Sudbury Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness. Don was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan April 7, 1944. He is survived by Janice, daughter Tanya (Cory) McReavey, Grant (Jen) Wilson, Dean and Dale Wilson, sisters, Connie (Ed) Kien, Lil (Gordon) Kien, and Cathy House, sister-in-law, Sandra Wilson, brothers Bill (Ethel) Wilson, Jim (Jane) Wilson, Arnold (Terry) Wilson, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. He was predeceased by parents Thomas and Lyona Wilson, brother Bob Wilson, brother-in-law George House, nieces, nephews and other family members. Don worked in the mines in several places in Canada as well as in Perth, Australia. At Dons request there is no funeral. Cremation has taken place, the interment of ashes will be at a later date. Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home in care of arrangements. If desired donations may be made in memory of Don to any Pet Charity or charity of choice.
TACKABERRY: Harold Edwin Tackaberry, November 23, 1936 July 28, 2010. With great dignity and courage, Harold Edwin Tackaberry, passed from this life on July 28, 2010 at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ed is greatly missed by his devoted wife Colleen, children Laurie Lipinski, Nancy Duykers (Marc), Paul Tackaberry (Sarah Giddens), Lisa Carriere (Jeff) and their mother Nina Tackaberry, and step-sons Mike (Kim) and Jason (Carla) Lewicki. Cherishing his memory are his grandchildren Benjamin, Matthew, Samantha and Alex Carriere, Andrew Duykers, David and Michael Lipinski and their father Richard Lipinski, Leah Tackaberry -Giddens -and Peyton, Adam, Noah, Nicholas and Sydney Lewicki. Ed was a Renaissance man who marched to the beat of his own drum, committed to his internal values and strongly convicted to his ideals. Ed was a rolling stone who embraced change and loved the next little project. As a creative problem- solver, Ed role modeled a desire and willingness to strive to the exceptional. One example of this is obtaining a Masters Degree in Education at age 60. Ed used his voice and presence to better the world helping many people. He clearly understood the value of giving back to his community. Ed was an excellent speaker who commanded an audience with his gift of storytelling and dry, witty humor. Even one word could be funny as said by Ed. His membership in Toastmasters International was highly valued by Ed as he felt it provided him with the speaking background to be successful in business. Ed made money management look like fine art. Ed had a strong work ethic working until the time of his death. He held many positions of responsibility throughout his life. Ed was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba and maintained close friendships as a loyal member of the Brandonites of the 1950s. Ed has many friends to mourn his loss. He had a great ability to make new friends throughout his life. Ed was a talented musician, a lover of jazz music, and in recent years loved to play his base with his church praise group Rhythms of Grace, with the group Three Steps Ahead and the Golden Door group. In the 1960s he was a member of a dance band, The Nite Hawks. A deeply spiritual man Ed was very grateful for his association with Alcoholics Anonymous and 35 years of sobriety. Ed also highly valued his membership in Morrow Gospel Church and his small group. Ed loved to play games, competitive in spirit and relished a win. When playing crib with his father part of the ritual for the winner was to strut into the kitchen, look into the mirror located there and say Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Whos the greatest crib player of them all? Ed loved trips to the Chinese food restaurant as long as everyone adhered to his ordering rules. These favorite foods will always remind us of Ed: fried Klik, sardine sandwiches, licorice Allsorts, Hawkins Cheezies, peanuts and overdone turkey. A memorial service to celebrate Eds life will be held at Morrow Gospel Church 755 St. Annes Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday August 3, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers for those who wish a donation in Eds memory can be made to Quagga Kitten Kaboodle and Stray Cat Rescue 970 St. Marys Road Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3R8. Ed loved all cats especially his cats Ashley, Buddy, Jersey and Abbott. Eds Family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Robyn Olson, and the emergency and 4th floor staff at the Victoria General Hospital for all of the loving care you provided.
Ed, we know you loved us and we love you.Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 982-7550.
STEWART: John Findlay Stewart July 1, 1922 July 6, 2010. It is with great sadness that the family of J.F. Stewart announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. John Findlay Stewart was born on July 1, 1922, on the Stewart homestead, SW 21-16-26 in the Rural Municipality of Birtle, where he lived for the first 74 years of his life. Jack was the eldest child of Harry and Margaret (Grieve) Stewart. He learned farming at a young age. In 1948, J.F. and his brother Ronnie took over the family farm. In 1949 he married Jean Iola Carr, from Foxwarren. They had three daughters: Marilyn, Myrnalee and Melanie. Jack was actively involved in Gnaton Hall, belonged to the Junior Seed Club, served on the Birtle Pool Elevator Board, Co-op Board, Foxwarren & Birtle Credit Union Boards, and the Anglican Church Vestry. One of the things he was most proud of was his service to the Rural Municipality of Birtle, which included 21 years as a Councillor, and another 12 years as Reeve. Jack was a life member of the Birdtail Museum, as well as the Austin Manitoba Agricultural Museum. He was instrumental in obtaining the Birtle and District Handi-Van. In 1996, Jack and Jean moved into Birtle, and continued to farm their land until 1999, when they sold the homestead to John Bruce, from Scotland. In September of 2009, they moved into Brandon. Jack celebrated his 88th birthday on July 1, 2010, with his wife and every single child, grandchild, great grandchild as well as their spouses were in attendance. Jack was always a home-body, and it took a lot for him to leave the farm unattended. His daughters thought this should change, and for their 25th wedding anniversary, the three girls bought Jack and Jean a trip to Scotland, to see Jacks family farm and ancestry. This trip led to countless others throughout the years, and Jack even celebrated his 80th birthday on a month long trip to Alaska, with Jean, Marilyn and Wayne. One of Jacks joys these past many years was the Threshermans Reunion in Austin. He was looking forward to it again this year, and had his room booked at the Carberry Motor Inn. The pride that Jack had in his daughters and all of his grandchildren was immeasurable. He stressed the importance of independence to his girls and supported them unconditionally. There are not very many rinks or town halls around that Jack has not been in, watching his grandkids play, attending recitals, meetings, socials, or weddings. All of these venues gave him a chance to do what he truly loved, visiting and talking to people. He truly was the patriarch of the Stewart family, and it is evident that he touched a great many more people than just those in his family. The legacy that Jack has left on Birtle and area cannot be equaled. Jack is survived by his wife Jean, daughters Marilyn (Wayne) Hickman, Myrnalee (Kelly) Grainger, and Melanie (Blake) Stephens. Grandchildren Jennifer (Kevin) Lyttle, Troy (Mattie) Hickman, Brad (Pam) Hickman, Jiliane (John) Bruce, Janelle (Ted) Koroscil, Jackson Stephens and Matthew Stephens. Great grandchildren include: Cassidy Lyttle, Hogan Hickman and William Bruce. Also left to cherish Jacks memory are his sisters Kay Harrison of Barrie, ON, Betty Gill of Winnipeg, Mollie Berry of Brandon, sister-in-law Irene Stewart of St. Lazare, along with numerous nieces and nephews as well as many extended family members. Jack was predeceased by his parents Harry and Margaret Stewart, father and mother-in-law Percy and Lorna Carr, brother Ron Stewart, brothers-in-law Art Harrison, Al Gill, Reg Berry, and Alf McFarlin, sisters-in-law Dorothy Stewart and Aileen McFarlin. A family graveside service was held at the Foxwarren Cemetery, followed by a public reception at the Birtle Community Hall on Saturday, July 10, 2010. The service was officiated by family friend Elaine Dixon and son-in-law Blake Stephens gave a heartfelt eulogy. Pallbearers were all of Jacks grandchildren and great grandchildren. If friends so desire donations may be made in Jacks memory to the Austin Manitoba Agricultural Museum, P.O. Box 10, Austin, Manitoba, R0H 0C0 or St. Georges Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Birtle, Manitoba, R0M 0C0. Arrangements were provided by Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell.
Dont grieve for me for now Im free,Im following the path God has laid you see.I took his hand when I heard him call;I turned my back and left it all.I could not stay another day,To laugh, to love, to work, to play.Tasks left undone must stay that way;I found peace at the close of day.If my parting has left a void,Then fill it with remembered joy.A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,be not burdened with times of sorrow,I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.My lifes been full;I savoured much,Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,Dont lengthen it now with undue grief.Lift up your hearts and peace to theeGod wanted me now; he set me free.
SMITH: Judith Lynn Smith (nee-Beam) of Brandon, Manitoba, passed peacefully away at the Assiniboine Centre, in the early hours of Sunday, July 25th, 2010, at the age of 63 years, to cancer. She was born on March 11, 1947 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. While residing in Portage, she was a trained Hair-Stylist, then eventually making her permanent home in Brandon, Manitoba. Her interests changedto retail sales and enjoyed many years with Fabricland and most recently Wal-Mart. There wasn't a craft that she couldn't master, including: knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, sewing, photography, quilting, scrapbooking, but most recently her passion was card-making. She was predeceased by her father Stan Beam. She leaves behind to mourn her loss: her mother Rose Beam of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, her brother Don Beam of Winnipeg, Manitoba; her loving husband Don Smith of Brandon, Manitoba; her children, Calvin Smith of Lethbridge, Alberta, Connie (Curt) Tomilinson of Nanaimo, B.C., Darlene (Steve) Bullee of Creston, B.C., Rennie (Ian) Barclay of Calgary, Alberta,Caury (Marty) Hurst of Langley, BC, Jason (Amy) Smith of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Dana Smith of Brandon, Manitoba, 13 Grandchildren and one great-grandchild, her best friend since Kindergarten, Donna (Mel) Whittingham of Brandon, Manitoba, along with numerous sisters-in-law, brothers- in-laws, her aunts, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. At her request, there will be noFuneral Service, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. We wish to extend a special thank you to the Palliative Staff of the Assiniboine Centre for making her last few weeks comfortable. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROSS: Mary Ross passed away quietly at the Souris Health Centre on June 13th, 2010 at the age of 91 years old. She is survived by her husband, Cecil William Ross, daughter Carol Ross-Harms (Nelson and family), and son, Bruce Ross (Vanessa and family). Mary was born in Fort William, Ontario in 1918. Being the oldest of five girls, Kay Baglo (Norm) of Trail B.C., Cecilia Christie (Henry predeceased) of Toronto Ontario, Helen Cameron (Michael predeceased) of Kauaii Hawaii, and Martha (predeceased in 1929) life was challenging. Mary was schooled in Detroit Michigan, but re-located to Bunclody District in the early thirties. Her sisters attended school in Bunclody, but Mary went to work for different families in the Elgin district. During WWII factory jobs were in eastern Canada rather than in Manitoba. Mary moved eastward, first to Fort William to work in a munitions factory, and then Toronto to work in the T. Eaton Co. manufacturing overcoats for the Canadian troops. After the war, Mary returned to the Elgin district and married Cecil Ross in 1948. When she wasnt driving her children to music lessons, hockey, baseball or whatever, she was a dedicated 4-H leader, Explorer leader, C.G.I.T. leader, UCW member of the United Church, Sunday school teacher, a member of the Souris School Band Boosters, a creative ceramic maker, and an avid seamstress. Mary filled her life with work and was always taking care of everyone. We will never be able to forget how much she cared about all of us. Her strong will and determination were assets to be admired. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in memory of Mary to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation #304 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4C6.Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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RONEY: Barbara Ann Roney (nee Murphy). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother on Wednesday July 28 after a brief illness at the Brandon Memorial Hospital with her son Chris at her side. Barb leaves to mourn her passing 2 sons Chris and Darwin (Doris) and her 3 beloved grandchildren Danielle (9), Devin (4) and Dereka (4). She will also be lovingly remembered by her sister Leone Wolosyn, brother Richard Murphy (Donna), sister in law Sherron Murphy, Myrna Addison, and brother in law Ken Roney (Julie), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barbs beloved Mel of 44 years predeceased her in 2005 and left a great void in her life. She was also predeceased by her mother Ann Murphy and brother Terry Murphy. In the early years of her marriage her time was devoted to Mel and the boys. In 1980 she entered the work force and was employed by the Village of Wawanesa until she retired in 2000. She enjoyed curling and was an avid sports spectator. Barb was an integral part of the Community she loved so much. She was surrounded by her Legendary Coffee Group who supported her over the years. Their kindness was innumerable for which the family is thankful. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 12, 2010 at 2:00pm in the Wawanesa United Church. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire memoriams may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to the Parkinson Foundation of Manitoba or to a local community charity of choice. For online condolences, visit www.willmorchapel.com. Jamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
PANCHUK: Elsie Irene Panchuk passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Care Centre on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the age of 84. Elsie was born on October 5, 1925 at Horod, Manitoba to Mike and Mary (nee Malchuk) Gregorash. She received her education at Horod and Elphinstone Schools. She went to Winnipeg for a few years and was employed by Jeanne's Bakery. In 1947, she came to Sandy Lake, Manitoba to help her parents in their restaurant; thisis where she met the love of her life Mike. They were married in Sandy Lake on May 29, 1948, following their marriage they farmed for 4 years. In 1953, they were blessed with their chosen daughter, Pamela whom they affectionately called Cookie. They owned and operated the barbershop in Sandy Lake until 1963, when they moved to Birch River and then later to Gilbert Plains where they owned hotels. Mike and Elsie moved to Dauphin in 1971, where Elsie worked at the Community Inn until her retirement. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Mike; her parents Mike and Mary; sisters Agnes and Phyllis; brother Steve and his wife Edna and step brother Earl Rochelle; brother in law Frank Koski and two nephews Lenny and James. Elsie is survived by her only child Pam and her husband Terry Szmon; two grandsons: Michael and his wife Kerri and Robert; three great grandchildren: Jacob, Katelyn and Lindsey. Elsie's grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy and seeing them brought life to her heart and soul. She willbe remembered for being the wonderful mother, and grandmother she was. The one thing that Elsie was the most proud of were "her boys" and what fine men they had grown into. She shared many of her last days with them, and when she was gone she wanted them to look after each other. She made sure that everything was said and done before she left and that all her desires and wishes would be fulfilled, like sending "her boys" to buy new suits for her funeral and bringing back pictures so she could see what they would look like. Elsie and her family were blessed with a very precious gift of Time and they were all grateful for that. She was generous, kind and always told you in her way what she thought. She was an excellent sounding board. Elsie was a wonderful cook; her grandsons always loved it when she made periski, perogies and beet buns. While in hospital, she insisted on going to Pam's house (with oxygen tanks in hand) and showing her how to make buckwheat cabbage rolls and kutia for Christmas like she would have made. She also made sure Pam knew where all the good recipes were so she could make everything when she was gone. In her final weeks there were many conversations and nothing was left unsaid, there was much reminiscing, laughter and tears about things that had happened in her life. Many of us were very lucky to have these insightful conversations and many questions were answered. While in hospital she had her favorite nurses and aides, even when she was very ill, her eyes would light up when it was one of her favorites that would walk in the room. She would send Pam to buy them treats, because she said they took very good care of her and she was appreciative of that. Elsie loved people and their company and that continued right to the end with visitors and phone calls. Prayers were said at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the church on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Celebrant was Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen. Pallbearers were Les Ellchuk, Chris Sichewski, Dan Nechwediuk, Dwayne Krenkewich, Ross Shindruk, and Lavern Novalkowski. Interment followed at the Sandy Lake Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Sandy Lake, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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