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LAVALLIE: The death of Anne Lavallie of Brandon, occurred in the city on August 20, 2012. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Arlene Robertson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Anne to the Fund for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
RITCHIE: James, 61 years, devoted husband of Mary Ritchie, father of Barbara, Jim and Andrew, died tragically at his farm near Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Community Hall, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of James, donations may be made to the Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services Unit 217-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4E9 or to the Brandon Barbarians R.F.C. or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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DNISTRANSKI: Jean Dnistranski of Shoal Lake and formerly of Crandall passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Jean was predeceased by her husband John Dnistranski and is survived by her son Larry (Eileen) Dnistranski of Crandall and daughter Linda (David) Kwiatkowski of Shoal Lake; 2 brothers: Harry (Sonia) Drozda of Ladner, BC, and Peter Chuba of Brandon; sisters: Anne Tutkaluke and Helen Ewasiuk both of Shoal Lake. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. from the Crandall Cemetery, Crandall. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Rae’s Funeral Chapel, Shoal Lake. Rev. Deacon Conrad Plante will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, Palliative Care.
Remembrance and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mymts.netRae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160
O’GREYSIK: Frank, beloved husband of the late Ennis O’Greysik and father of Gregg, Marni (Barrie) Hodgins, Lorrilee (Rod), Kris (Cindy) and Kim (John) Shepherd, passed away at Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn, Manitoba on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Family graveside service will be held at Elkhorn Cemetery, Elkhorn, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Elkhorn Cemetery in memory of Frank. G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Moosomin, Saskatchewan, in care of arrangements.
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DAY: Lenore Gwendoline Day (Tole). Peacefully, after a brief illness our treasured mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lenore Day, passed away on August 17, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Left to cherish her memory are her loving children: Merle (Wandis), Gloria Way (Larry), Gwenyth Towns (Terry), Eleanor Struth (Jerry), Cheryl Teetaert (Ron); grandchildren: Daniel Day (Lisa), Curtis Day (Heather), Sabrina Day (John), Deanna Way, Jeff Way (Tashia), Erin, Michael and Dylan Towns, Jamie Vann Struth (Elissa), Harley Struth (Christine), Wade Struth (Chris), Russell Teetaert and Angela Staple (Wayne); great-grandchildren: Dradon and Lateesha Day, Owen Day, Shaleigh, Kilynne and Brielle Way, Lukas, Calista and Marek Vann Struth, Logan Struth, Lexa Struth, Michalla and Reece Teetaert, Caden and Brycen Staple; also brothers Mervin Tole (Elva), Raymond Tole (Pat) and sisters-in-law Isabel Day and Nell Day. Mom was predeceased by her husband Russell in 1971, grandsons Derek Towns in 1982, and Blake Way in 2008. Mom was born on the Tole farm near Crystal City, Manitoba on October 4th, 1923. She received her early education in a one-room country school called Rosebud. She had to leave home and board in Crystal City in order to receive her high school education. She received her teaching certificate in 1944 from Normal School in Winnipeg and taught at various schools throughout her life making many lifelong friends. While teaching at Hullett School she met Russell and they were married on July 10, 1948. She became a busy farmer’s wife and raised their five children. Over the years Mom took an active role in community organizations such as the Women’s Institute, Order of the Royal Purple, Legion Auxiliary and Holy Trinity Anglican Church Choir. In addition, Mom thoroughly enjoyed music, square dancing and traveled to many countries. When at home, she filled her days with crocheting and quilt making leaving many items for the family to cherish. She was an inspiration to many and gracious to the end. She faced her final days courageously with her only concern being the welfare of those she was to leave behind. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hewett, Carol Reimer and the nursing staff for the wonderful care they provided Mom. A funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Killarney on Thursday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tri-Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund, Box 5000, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0 or to a charity of own choice.
Killarney Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
ANDERSON: With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Alvin (Al) Anderson, of Brandon on August 19, 2012. Al was the beloved husband of Grace and dear father to Eunice, Judy and Jim The service to honor the life of Al will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm. Joe Ball will officiate. A private interment will follow at the Brandon cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Al to The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Stn. Main, Guelph, ON, N1H 9Z9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue E., Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CLARK: Loreen Clark (nee Purdue) of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2012, at the Assiniboine Centre. Loreen is lovingly remembered by her son, Ed (Barbara), daughter-in-law, Lesley, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Loreen, was pre-deceased by her husband, George Jonas Clark (2012) and her son, George Edward Clark (2012). Interment will take place at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery. Brockie Donovan in care of arrangements.
BASDEO: It is with great sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of Beverley Shirleen Basdeo, late of Kelowna, BC and formerly of Fairfax, MB, daughter of Jean and the late Harry Young of Fairfax, MB. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
SKELTON: Ethel Leah Frances Skelton, beloved wife of the Late John Skelton and loving mother of Marjorie Andrew, Donna Enick and Elaine Ryshak, passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday; August 15, 2012 in her 101st year. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday; August 21st with Reverend Paul Curtis officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall Building Fund, P. O. Box 15, Virden, Manitoba R0M 2C0 in memory of Ethel.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
THORNE: Joseph Lloyd Thorne (Joe) passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Center on December 13, 2011 at the age of 85. Joseph was born in Horod, Manitoba on June 16, 1926, son of John and Olive Thorne. He married Doreen (Dolly) Thorne in 1951. They were devoted to each other for the next 47 years and together raised five children. Their married life started in Elphinstone, where they lived until 1967, before moving to Strathclair. Joe was a mehanic and loved working on anything that had a motor. He liked helping his kids with their vehicles and enjoyed making them happy. In 1975 he moved his family to Brandon. Losing Dolly in 1998 was the hardest for Joe. Things were never the same for him. He moved to Princess Towers and lived there until his passing. He especially enjoyed Thursday night wrestling and chatting on the phone with numerous family members. He will be missed for his candor and his spice for life. We will keep his memory dear to our hearts, all children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Betty (Roy) Knott of Portage la Prairie, children Julie-Anne (Chris Bolton) children Alexandra, Kaylee. Jennifer (Norbert) Furret, Blaine Knott; Alice (Georg) Hermann of Nanaimo, B.C. and children Joey (Jennifer), Jason (Jacqueline) children Elliot, Shaylah, Nevaeh; Brian (Angela); John (Cher) Thorne, children Jeremy, Joshua, Christina (Alex) baby Sklya; Donna (Peter) Ahlbrecht of Germany children Stephen and Seanna; Roy (Michelle) Thorne, Joshua, Trisha, Melissa. He was predeceased by his mother and father John Thorne 1970, (Olive Bercier) 1979. Also, his brothers Clifford, Norman, Jackie and Royand sister Jean. Survived by his brother Howard (Donna) Thorne, sister Madeline (Gilmour Lund), sister-in-law Rosie Thorne and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are asked to meet at Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 330-18th Street North, 727-0330, at 1:30 p.m. on August 24, 2012. A graveside will follow at Brandon Cemetery with Pastor Brian Ray officiating. People are encouraged to share any thoughts and feelings at the interment.
TRELEAVEN, Reginald H. July 26, 1923- August 13, 2012It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; sons, Jim (Caroline) and Dan (Glenda); daughter Joan (Wayne); four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A tribute will be held on August 30th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, (250) 542-4333Condolences may be offered at
HERNDON: Terry Herndon of Rivers, Manitoba, beloved husband of Sharon and dear father of Renee and Leslee (deceased), passed away at the Riverdale Health Centre on June 2, 2012 with his family at his side. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Rivers Cemetery on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp of the Rivers United Church officiating.
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PARKER: Elizabeth (June) Parker Born June 25, 1924 in Regina Saskatchewan, passed quietly in Brandon Manitoba August 16, 2012. June’s early years were spent in Regina and Scotland with summers in Banff. June attended University of Manitoba and later completed nursing training in England. Junes education and employment included England (Leeds, London and York), Scotland (Edinburgh), France (Grostenquin), Germany, Canada and the USA (Detroit). June served in both the Navy and the RCAF. June was assigned to radar and tracked Japanese balloon bombs during WWII. As a trained Midwife and Nurse, June entered Flight Nursing and earned her wings in Texas. June retired to Ottawa, a city she loved. June was an avid traveller whose destinations included France, China, Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Alaska. In her years in the Military, June fostered lifelong friendships; most special were Dr. Mervin and Ann (Eve) Connery of Napanee. June loved to paint and collect art. She was an avid swimmer and swam daily into her 80’s. She loved animals and was devoted to her cats. She was exceedingly generous with numerous charities. June was an intelligent witty individual who was never reticent to share her opinions. June held true to her beliefs. She will be missed. June was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Samuel, her sister Catherine and her two brothers Samuel and Richard. June is survived by her nephew David Parker (Sharon), nieces Hellen Burnell (Ken) and Susan Parker (Bill), and sister-in-law Nora Parker. Following cremation, June will be interned in a private ceremony at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. Special Thanks for the wonderful care provided by the staff of the Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, MB. Donations may be made to your local Humane Society or to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, (P.O. Box 280, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive N., Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A3)
“And feel the promise is not vain - That morn shall tearless be”
CARRIERE: Janice Lynn Carriere (Abrahamson), born June 14, 1949, passed away unexpected and peacefully with all her family around her in Saskatoon, SK. Her family has chosen to honor her wishes of a small family celebration of her life. The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughts. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Janice’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, 6th Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6.
FLEMING: Ella May Fleming - March 1, 1923 - July 22, 2012It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Ella May Fleming on July 22, 2012. Ella was born and raised in Shoal Lake, MB, daughter of Mary and Robert Chambers. Ella married Roy Fleming in 1942 in Shoal Lake where they farmed until 1957. The family moved to Onanole in 1959. She lived and worked in the Onanole area for the rest of her life, finding employment as a seamstress, at Lee's Bungalows and the Elkhorn Resort. Her hobbies were knitting, sewing and painting. Ella was a member of the local Women's Institute and the United Church. Ella was predeceased by her husband Roy and son Donald. She is survived by her son Robert "Larry", son Eldon and children Andrea, Joshua and Caleb, son Brian wife Sherri and children Bradley, Danielle (Jason), and Tieghen, son Neil wife Kim and children Troy and Sean. A special thank you to all the medical professionals and healthcare providers for taking care of our mother and grandmother during her illness. A public graveside service will take place at the Onanole Cemetery on August 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. There will also be a gathering following the service that will be announced at the gravesite for those who wish to meet and pay their respects. Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
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