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5011
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. He was predeceased by his father Oscar, his brother Larry, his step-father Maurice Wittevrongel, his nephew Chad Campbell and his in-laws Edith and George Anderson. He will be missed by his loving wife Marlene, his children Kim (Randy) and Kristen and Brett Mowatt; Carrie (Bob) and Jayda and Karly Bardeck; Craig Lombaert and daughter Emma; Ashley (Tony) Commer and Vanessa Lombaert. He will also be missed by his mother Marguerite Wittevrongel, his brothers Jerry and Donald, his sisters Mona Campbell and Anita Rhodes and their families, and step-sisters Sharon (Bruce) Evans and Shirley (Tom) Isford and their families. George was employed by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation for thirty-six years and will be missed by many friends and co-workers. A special thanks and appreciation to the many friends and family who have provided support and comfort throughout George's illness. The family also wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the staff on A3 Assiniboine Centre. A Celebration of George’s Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. A private family interment followed 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.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
5012
KOLTUSKY: It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loving mother and grandmother, Katie Koltusky, on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at her residence in Parkland Home in Erickson, at the age of 92 years. Katie was born in the Flowers School District on June 7, 1918, to Harry and Anna Zurbyk. She married Frank Koltusky in 1935 and they moved to the Lake Audy area where they farmed until 1971. They then took up residence in Elphinstone. In 2002, Katie moved to Erickson Parkland Home where she had made some special friends. Katie had worked for two years at the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home and then for 13 years for Home Care in the Elphinstone area retiring finally at the age of 72 years. Mom was very involved with the Ukrainian Catholic Church Ladies League in Elphinstone for many years. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, a good game of Hola and visiting with her children, grandchildren and friends. Katie was predeceased by her parents; husband Frank, son, David, brothers: Nick and Tony Zurbyk and sister Carrie Waytowich. She is survived by her daughters: Isabelle (Norman) Mymko of Sandy Lake; Linda (Vince) Moyer of Cochrane, Alberta; daughter-in-law Sonia Koltusky of Brandon; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren 3 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Elphinstone. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the church. Father Emil Kardasinec will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
May you rest in peace Mom.
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 759-2160.
5013
HADLAND: Darlene, beloved wife of Gary Hadland, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 9, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Darlene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Complete obituary information to follow.
5014
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!
5015
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.
5016
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.
5017
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.
5019
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.
5021
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.
5022
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.
5023
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
5025
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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