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DAVIS: Mrs. Mary Margaret Davis of Pierson, MB. passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, MB. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the age of 83. Mary was born on September 3, 1928 to parents Andy and Jessie Ann (McRobbie) Anderson. She was predeceased by her husband Albert Lloyd Davis. Mary is survived by two daughters: Sheila (Bev) Nickles and Wanda (Don) Eisener; one son Donald Davis; grandchildren: Melissa (Trent) Karvonen, J.D. (Tanya) Nickles, and Gordon Eisener; great-grandchildren: Marcus Karvonen, Tyra Karvonen, Luke Werner, Julia, Lyla and Alecia Nickles; two sisters: Jessie Davis and Betty (Elmer) Pederson; two brothers: Roy (Ruth) Anderson and Wayne Anderson; sister-in-law Elsie (Ralph) Reddaway; many nieces and nephews. The graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Pierson Cemetery, Pierson, MB. on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating. Lunch will follow at the Pierson Hall. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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BELL: Delores Arlene Bell (Murdoch) formerly Gollan and beloved wife of Bert Bell died at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on July 20, 2012 after a valiant fight to recover from multiple strokes. Born on May 10, 1932 in Windsor, N.S. as Delores Mae Foley-Smith, daughter to Norman Foley and Annie Smith. Due to the death of Norman Foley her father and to unfortunate circumstances, Delores went to live with Charles Arthur and Lena Irene Murdoch at the tender age of four and was officially adopted by them at the age of six. Delores was raised near Windsor, NS at Three Mile Plains where she attended elementary school and Windsor Academy. While growing up she learned to play advanced piano (plus could also play by ear) and to sing (a natural gift). These gifts delighted many throughout the years, especially in her early years when she sang at various churches, seniors' homes and community events.....a little star. After graduating from Windsor School of Business, Delores started working as an administrative assistant in Windsor, N.S. She met Reginald Wilfred Gollan, a bricklayer/mason, from Hansport, N.S. and married him on August 29, 1951. They raised Robert, Linda, (Steven deceased at four months) and Douglas in Hansport, NS until Reg joined the Armed Forces, The Black Watch regiment and was then transferred to Ottawa, ON where Thomas was born. The family moved after several years in Ottawa, surrounded by the Gordon Gollan family who had relocated from Nova Scotia to Ottawa, to Kingston, ON where Reginald taught communications. It was in Kingston that their blonde haired daughters, Tina Marie and Tammy Jo were born, to the delight of their siblings. In 1967, the family moved to Shilo, MB with the military, where Reginald was part of 731 Communications Squadron and mom worked for the DND and also O’Kelly School. In 1972, Mom, Dad and the four youngest children transferred to Halifax, NS where mom worked for Murphy Sharpe Sales Ltd. Their last relocation was from Halifax to Prince Albert, SK. While raising six children, Mom worked at the above jobs and also worked full time at various Executive Assistant positions with the Department of National Defence, CKBI Radio/TV, Riverside Divisional III School, Health and Welfare Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada and Canada Post. Lastly mom managed a United Cigar Store, both in Brandon and then in Winnipeg. On August 25, 1990, Delores married Bert Wheble Bell and moved to Brandon, MB at which time she retired from full time work to devote time to Bert and her volunteer work with the First Presbyterian Church, Cancer Society, Royal Canadian Legion, and the UCT Bingo and anyone else in need, especially at income tax time when she did tax returns for several of her friends and family. Mom loved making people happy with her great sense of humor, smile, big hugs and kind words. She also loved learning to use her computer and programs which allowed her to connect with extended family members and to discover new family members and establish a relationship with them. Mom loved playing bingo in later years which also allowed her to socialize with people. She loved visiting the sick and the veterans, writing poetry, playing and listening to music, reading and traveling. Bert and Mom traveled to visit relatives early in their marriage from the east to the west coast, enjoying their time together and with family. Our mom’s spirit, with her love and compassion, touched everyone in her life. I am sure you would agree that you could not help but be a better person if you were so blessed to have had her in your life. Given the amount of suffering our mom endured, not only with the illnesses and the passing of family members and friends, but also with her own health issues, her undying spirit and love for life and her faith shone through those darkest moments and carried her forward. Our mom truly is an inspiration for us. She was devoted to God her entire life, and she was certain as are we, that she is with the Lord and is at peace. Mom was predeceased by first husband Reginald Gollan; sons Steven and Douglas Gollan, as well as her siblings Burton and Don Foley; Charles Murdoch and her parents. Delores leaves to mourn her husband Bert Bell and his sons Robert (Vicky) Bell, Richard (Judy) Bell and daughter Joanne (Richard) Eckert, and grandsons Richard (Megan) Eckert, Cory Bell and granddaughter Jennifer (Scott) Slimmon and great granddaughter Breanna. Also left to mourn their mother are Robert (Siri) Gollan, Linda (Don/Sam) Gradwell, Douglas Gollan deceased (Alexis Richards), Thomas (Valli) Gollan, Tina Santos, Tammy Gollan (partner Dennis Stevenson); grandchildren, Dawn Gollan, Tammy (Peter) Luong, Lexii Gollan, Torey Gollan, Fara (Jesse Graybill) Gradwell, Brent (Leanne Cwiertnia) Gradwell, Corey (Mark) Rootsaert, Scott (Ambar) Gollan, Thomas (Kerri) Gollan, Samara (Rob Hoskins) Gollan, Nicole Gollan, Jessica Richards, Eric Santos, Ryan Santos, Justin (Amanda Hay) Vallier, Dustin (Kara Hill) Vallier, Breana (Anthony Fudge) Vallier, and great-grandchildren Amanda Gollan, Josh Sundin, Julia Luong, Abbigail and Jennifer Corbett, Tavin Rootsaert, Alexander and Grace Gollan, Jordyn and Emelia Gollan-Hoskins, Jayce Vallier, Kierra, Carson and Hanna Vallier and great great grandaughter Anika Wishlow as well as her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, Aunt Gladys (Dale) Burke of Charlottetown, PEI and Uncle William Monovan of Perth, ON and many cousins and friends. A Ceremony to Celebrate Delores' Life took place on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiated. Eulogist was her son Thomas Gollan. Her cremated remains will be laid to rest in her beloved Nova Scotia at a later date. If friends or relatives so wish, donations in memory of Delores may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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Miss Me But Let Me GoWhen I come to the end of the roadAnd the sun has set for me,I want no rites in gloom filled room.Why cry for a soul set free?Miss me a little, but not too longAnd not with your head bowed low,Remember the love That we once shared,Miss me, but let me go.For this is a journey, we must all takeAnd each must go alone.It's part of the Master's Plan,A step on the road to Home.So when you are lonely and sick at heart,Gather your loved ones close,And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.Miss me.... but let me go.
1970 ~ WILCOX ~ 2012. Timothy James Wilcox passed away on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at the age of 41 years. Tim was the beloved husband of Krista (Sehn) Wilcox of Medicine Hat and the loving father to Cody (17), Corissa (14), and Coltin (11). Tim also leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Faye Wilcox; two brothers, Ken Wilcox (friend Joanne) and Dennis (Beth) Wilcox; one brother-in-law, Gordon Haggstrom; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Tim is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Peter and Delores Sehn of Maple Creek; two brothers-in-law, Kurtis (Heather) Sehn of Fox Valley and Kelvin (Vanessa) Sehn of Prelate; his many special friends; his 4-H family; as well as his Saamis Funeral Home family and numerous others. Tim was predeceased by his sister, Tammy; and his father, Gary. Tim was born on November 23rd, 1970 in Brandon, Manitoba. He attended school in Brandon from Grades 1-12. From an early age, he knew he was going to move out west. In 1988, he made his dream come true...he was 18 and living his Alberta dream. He began working at Hat Alfalfa and in 1995 he ventured on to South Rock. In the fall of 1993 through friends, Tim met his bride- to-be, Krista Sehn. Dating led to marriage on February 8th, 1997. In 1999, Krista and Tim thought the place for him was being at home and so he began working at Good Year where more close-knit friendships were formed. God blessed Tim and Krista with three beautiful children, Cody, Corissa, and Coltin. With the kids came a lot of family fun times....camping trips, swimming, and biking. Krista got Tim horseback riding in the heck, which was when they both got lost. This wasn't forgotten about on short note. Tim took a lot of pride in his kids and what they were involved in. It started out with cubs where he was known as Rusty the Fox, which suited him fine. It didn't take long before the scouting led to 4-H days. Whether it was going to meetings or clinics, or being a handy dandy gate man, Tim took it all with a grain of salt. Tim was known as Tim the Tool Man. He could fix almost anything and if he didn't know how to fix something, he found out how and then did. You could often find Tim helping the neighbors with handy problems. Tim was a joker to all who knew him and we often wondered who or what the next trick would be. In the winter of 2009, Tim started working at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery and Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel. He had great passion for his work, his co-workers and the general public and was always caring for the personal needs of others. Tim’s co-workers were his second family. Timothy’s name, Tim, means to honor God…and he did. May you Rest In Peace, Tim. Love your family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held in Saamis Memorial Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Roque Pereira officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Tim’s memory will be accepted at any TD Canada Trust Branch and placed in a Trust Fund for the Wilcox Children.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel And Crematorium “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.
McLEOD: Keith McLeod, beloved husband of Brenda, father of Chris (Jody) and Trisha (Geoff) Paterson, son of Angus and Dorothy, brother of Wayne (Marion), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the age of 61 years. The Memorial Service in memory of Keith will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Donations in memory of Keith may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care Unit”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or CancerCare Manitoba, 1160 –675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MacKAY: Annie Burnice MacKay died suddenly but peacefully in Okotoks, Alberta on July 14, 2012. “Anne”, as she was known by all her family and friends, was born on October 20, 1930. Anne is survived by her husband Gerry MacKay, and her children Lisa and her daughter Jordan, son Gordon and Valerie, Andrew and Christine, and son-in-law Gary MacKay and family. The funeral service for family and friends will be held at Central United Church, Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. A luncheon to follow. Private family interment. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita 204-522-3361. Kurt Ardron Funeral Director.
BROOKS: Robert Earl Brooks; beloved husband of Lorraine; father of Herb and Kim; grandfather of Dawson, Colt, Trinity, Connor; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 67 years of age. A service to celebrate Earl’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:00pm with an interment for family following in the Hamiota Cemetery. A reception at the Hamiota Community Centre will conclude the day’s services. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Earl’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Auxiliary, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to any of the local charities: Hamiota District Sports Complex, Hamiota Golf Club, Hamiota School Playground, Hamiota Municipal Park Ball Diamonds.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
BELL: Delores Arlene Bell (Murdoch) formerly Gollan and beloved wife of Bert Bell, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, July 20, 2012 after a valiant fight to recover from multiple strokes. The Ceremony to Celebrate Delores' Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 339 12th Street, Brandon, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim will officiate. If friends or relatives so wish, donations in memory of Delores may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Cancer Society,415 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WHETTER: On July 4, 2012, at the age of 89 years, Dorothy Loreen Whetter (Keeler) died peacefully, holding the hand of her husband and surrounded by her family at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon after a brief illness with cancer. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Clint, her four children, Dale (Dorothy) Whetter, Glen (Erma) Whetter, Ellen (Robert) Stevenson, and Bernie Whetter, nine grand children, Katherine (Colin) Skibitzky, Michael (Kendra) Whetter, Orlando (Geraldine) Whetter, Corrie Lee (Jaco) Van der Westhuizen, Laura (Joshua) Van Mulligen, Sidney Stevenson, Eva Stevenson, Sarah (Ryan) Boyd, and Ted Whetter, and five great grandchildren, Abbie Whetter, Faith Whetter, Danielle Van der Westhuizen, James Van der Westhuizen, and Callie Lee Van der Westhuizen. She was predeceased by her parents Annie and William Keeler, brother Kenneth Keeler, and sister Reta Clark. Born on December 10, 1922, Dorothy grew up on the farm at Lauder Manitoba. She attended school at the country school of Truro. Dorothy began studying piano at the age of 6 with her mother and then as she advanced, drove by horse and buggy to teachers in Hartney. As a very young woman, Dorothy moved to Winnipeg to attend Western Bible College and continue her piano studies. After completion of her ATCM degree in piano, she returned to Lauder and began her career as a piano teacher, accompanist, and performer. On August 1, 1945, Dorothy married R. J. Clinton Whetter after his return from a successful mission with the RCAF in WWII. Together they farmed at Dand, Manitoba and raised their four children. Dorothy was a devoted and loving partner to Clint, a nurturing and caring mother to her children, a dear and loyal friend to many, and a dedicated community worker. Dorothy and Clint retired from the farm and moved to Boissevain in 2008 and then to Brandon in 2011. Dorothy had a strong Christian faith and she lived her life as a follower of Jesus Christ. She was proud to say that she had read the Bible over 30 times and discovered new enlightenment each time. She took all her joys and sorrows to her Lord in prayer and was always ready to discuss scriptures and share her personal testimony. She welcomed each new day, living it fully, yet had no fear of death as she knew she was going to her eternal home. Dorothy will be remembered for her gift of music. For over 65 years she taught piano to some 260 students, played for Dand United Church for 56 years, accompanied choirs, played for weddings and funerals, entertained at concerts and seniors homes all over South Western Manitoba. Wherever Dorothy went, if there was a piano and an invitation, she was playing her favorite songs and her signature piece “Dizzy Fingers” to the delight of her audience. She was still playing for church services and entertaining dinner guests until May 2012 at their home at Victoria Landing in Brandon. Dorothy’s family, friends, and fans will continue to enjoy her music for years to come on her 2009 CD release “Songs I Love to Play.” After her burial in the Hartney Cemetery, a beautiful service of Thanksgiving was held in Dorothy’s home town at the Lauder Community Hall. Thank you to the wonderful Lauder community for the hall set up and lunch preparation. Thank you to Pastor Joshua Scorgie for officiating, Harold Kuipers for hymn accompaniment and sound system, and Paul Smith of Smith Funeral Home for arrangements. Also thank you to the many family and friends who attended the service, sent cards, phone calls and visitors. The family also expresses their sincere gratitude to Dr. Butler and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit Assiniboine Centre for their care and compassion given to Dorothy and her family during her last days. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to FCE Canada, Box 265 Pierson, MB, R0M 1S0 (mission that granddaughter Corrie Lee is involved with) or a charity of own choice.
WELLS: John Leslie Arnold, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 64. John was born on October 20, 1947 in Steinbach, MB. He grew up in Shilo and left to join the Navy eventually moving to Winnipeg where he worked at ESB Ray-O-Vac. Medical conditions forced him to retire at an early age and eventually he moved to Brandon. John's interests included fishing, bowling and playing cards. He is survived by his mother Marjorie, his siblings Ken (Joanne), Ronald (Carol), Rodney, Pamela (Mike), Shelley (Ron), David (Dianne), Daniel (Suzette), Alan (Pamela) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Wilfred and his brother Raymond. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and the Assiniboine Centre for their care and compassion for John over the past several months. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Urn placement will be in the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5.
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THOMPSON: Donald “Ross” Thompson passed away peacefully at the age of 56 with family by his side at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on July 9, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. Ross leaves to cherish his memory his wife Jacquie, sons Matthew (Loni), grandchildren Emmalie, Aidan and Ava, Stephen (Jen), Patrick and daughter Melanie. He also leaves behind brothers Lee Sawle (Pat), Doug Sawle (Bonnie), David (Merv) and in-laws Marie Roy, Rose-Anne and Joe Carney, Juliette and Ron Popplestone and Damien Roy. There are also numerous nieces and nephews who were very special to him. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Meg Thompson and father- in-law Edgar Roy. Ross was born in Brandon and raised on the family farm in Elton Municipality. He attended school at Forest Elementary, high school at Elton Collegiate and studied at Brandon University. He met Jacquie in December 1978 and they were married 2 years later. He started his career with the City of Brandon shortly after, working his way up to Supervisor in underground utilities and retiring in 2009 after 28 years of service. He spent much of his holiday time during these years training or on exercise working as a Reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces. In 1976, Ross enrolled with the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, served for 2 1/2 years and re-enrolled in 1983 achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2006 to serve for five years as Commanding Officer of 38 Artillery Tactical Group. He was involved in several multi-national training events over the years which included working with the American National Guard in Minnesota and participating as a member of the Canadian Mentoring team in Lviv, Ukraine in 2010. Ross was especially proud to be involved as a company commander supporting the province of BC fire fighting efforts in 2003 and to work as Deputy Director of Artillery Heritage in 2010. At the onset of his illness in December, Ross was working in Ottawa and assisting in coordinating the transportation of the KAF Cenotaph in Afghanistan back to Canada. He persevered through his pain to finish his work there and immediately returned home in January when he was diagnosed with cancer. He battled through chemotherapy and remained optimistic throughout his treatments. Ross grew up with a great love of all sports which he passed on to his children. He coached many of their teams in their younger years and was a very committed parent and spectator. He was quick to volunteer and help others when he could and was always at ease with people from many walks of life. Though he juggled two careers his family life was his priority and his proudest moments always involved those near and dear to him. He was an unforgettable character and he will be missed greatly. A service to celebrate Ross’ life was held on Monday, July 16th at Central United Church. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Cancer Care Brandon and the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Centre for their exceptional care and compassion.
“Though absent you are very near,still loved, still missed and very dear.”
RATTIE: Margaret Louise (nee Yake). October 05, 1926 -June 20, 2012. With her family by her side, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on June 20, 2012 at the Tri-Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 85. Margaret was born on October 5, 1926 in Mather, Manitoba to Oscar & Mabel Yake. She was the third youngest in a family of 10 brothers and sisters. On November 03, 1945 she married Wilbert Rattie and they made Cartwright, Manitoba their lifelong home. Wilbert predeceased her on October 07, 2008. She was also predeceased by her brothers Fred, Murray, Ernie, Harland, and sisters Norva, Mae, and Iva. She is survived by one sister Jo Christoff and one brother Bert Yake, both of Manitou, Manitoba. Margaret leaves to mourn her four children: Ron (Brandon), Judy (Bob) Killarney, Doug (Winnipeg), Wendy (Roger) Brandon; seven grandchildren: Cori, Christi (Marv), Shayne (Rhonda), Connor (Glynis). Six great-grandchildren: Colton, Morgan, Jaycee, Kyra, Brielle and Caleb. She also leaves numerous special nieces and nephews, and many great friends and neighbors. Margaret worked as a cook at the Cartwright Hotel and later at the Co-op in Cartwright as a bookkeeper. Margaret was a fantastic cook and in a way that no one else in the family could ever recreate. Wilbert often teased her that she knowingly left out a secret ingredient when someone asked her to share her recipe. She continued to make her famous homemade buns, bread, and soups up until just weeks before her passing. Her greatest joy was getting the whole family together for a meal she had prepared and no one ever left without something in their hand. She enjoyed watching curling and baseball, playing bingo, crib and cards, and her weekly trips on the Handy Van to spend time with her friends. For many years she kept a diary in a Hilroy Scribbler with the words “Keep Out” bolded on the front page. Margaret tried so hard to continue doing things herself after losing Wilbert and she was determined to live independently and not in a care home. Even during her final days at home and while in the hospital regardless of how she was truly feeling, she would always smile and say, “I’m good”. She touched the lives of many people with her loving and young at heart hospitable nature. She embraced her role as wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with so much love and pride. A celebration of Margaret’s life was held Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cartwright Centennial Hall with Reverend Beth Clark officiating, and Cheryl Dousselaere provided the music. The eulogy was given by grandsons Shayne and Connor Thomson and special niece Dawn Lamb sang one of Margaret’s favorite hymns “In The Garden”. Pallbearers were: Bob Yake, Darell Vodden, Marlin Vanrobaeys, Robert Maxwell, Doug Carr, Randy Livingstone. Honorary Pallbearers were: Rob and Cheryl Sveinson, Janet Matheson, Lana Martin, Thelma Haight, Jean Fluker, Olive Harris, Carol and Kenny McKenzie, Donna Wilm, Rene and Lorraine Dousselaere, Morley Rooney, Janice McDonald, Adele Marchant. Ushers were: Dixie Ashton and Randy Wray. In memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Cartwright United Church or to the Cartwright & Area Foundation, Box 396, Cartwright, Manitoba, R0K 0L0.
The Greatest Giftto ever comeCame From God We call her Mom.
MORRIS: William John (Jack) Morris, of Souris Manitoba, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 91. Jack was born at home in the Huntington District on February 14, 1921 to William & Euphemia Morris. Jack grew up on the family farm where he developed a love for the land, skills to maintain and handle equipment and a fierce independent personality. These skills proved to be valuable qualities for Jack when he joined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Armed Forces and served in Europe supporting the war effort from 1941 to 1946. One of Jack’s favorite stories from his time in the war was the bond that developed between himself and a lonely little terrier he found outside a pub. He took the dog back to his unit and though it was against regulations, he kept the dog with him and they became an inseparable duo. He named the dog Maggie and she would ride beside him in the truck as Jack transported supplies or men in areas that were often very close to enemy territory. He said Maggie saved many lives in his unit; she had the uncanny skill to distinguish between enemy planes and allied planes. Due to her keen sense of hearing she often forewarned him when enemy planes were approaching, as she would jump off the seat in his truck and hide under Jack’s legs. At the end of the war Jack, with the help of some of his buddies, smuggled Maggie back to Canada on the Queen Mary ship. Back in Canada, Jack returned to the farm where Maggie remained a loyal family pet for several years. In 1989 the Legion interviewed Jack and published this story in their magazine; pretty unique! Being in Europe during the Second World War had a profound and transforming effect on Jack. For the rest of his life he had a fierce love for his country and often lamented when he disagreed with government policy. He was a true patriot with a strong respect for, and loyalty towards, the Armed Forces. He was involved with the local Legion after he made it back to Canada. Jack returned home in 1946, and took up farming in the Souris area. He enjoyed many hunting trips in northern Manitoba with friends and he was one of the original owners of a snow plane. Jack and Gordie Saban spent many hours in the shop building and tweaking their snow planes, which predated the snowmobile. He was also an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing baseball, hockey and curling. The Morris boys, with some neighbours and friends formed the original Cardinals baseball team. They played on a baseball diamond on Jack’s land the first year, and moved the team to Souris the second year. The Cardinals have been a part of Souris history ever since. Jack also curled for many years with a trophy case that proudly displays evidence of his success as a curler. Jack is predeceased by his father and mother, four brothers Robby, Don, Ray and Hugh. He is survived by one brother, Les and two daughters, MaryLynn (Dale Johnson) and Jaqueline, and three grandchildren, Gavin, Miranda and Bryce. The funeral service for Jack Morris was held in Souris at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel on the 16th of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Interment took place at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery.
MALLERY: Calvin “Cal” Mallery passed away suddenly at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the age of 52 years. A memorial service will be held at the Rapid City United Church, 310-3rd Avenue on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Fleming, Saskatchewan.
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MITCHELL: Edna Blanche Mitchell (nee Page) of Riverheights Terrace and formerly of the Beresford District passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born at Beresford, Manitoba on April 4, 1917, Edna grew up on the family farm and attended school at Beresford. Following her graduation, Edna worked as a receptionist at the YWCA. She married Barclay Mitchell in 1942. They farmed together in the Beresford and Minto Districts. In 1970, they moved to Brandon and she then began working in fabric shops. For many years, she was an active member of the UCW in addition to teaching Sunday school. In 2002, Edna moved to Riverheights Terrace where she enjoyed her life there until she was hospitalized in January of this year. She was and avid gardener, enjoyed sewing, and needle point as well as sports. Edna is survived by daughter Linda (Bob) Smith of Killarney, MB; son Andy (Sue) Mitchell of Regina, SK; two granddaughters, Kim Mitchell of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK and Jennifer (Donovon) Harsch of Chamberlain, SK; two great granddaughters, Paige and Kelsey as well as sister-in-law Myrtle Page and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Barclay Mitchell; brothers, John, Vernon (Clara), Victor, Fred, Courtenay and George Page and sisters Audrey Page and Alma (Alf) Gardner. Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel, Brandon on Monday, July 16, 2012. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiated. Interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Edna may be made to Sun Fund for Kids, 800 McTavish Avenue, Brandon MB R7A 6C2 or a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LUCY: Darla G. Lucy (Edwards). It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Darla, loving mother, sweetheart, sister and aunt. Darla lost her valiant battle with cancer Sunday July 15. Darla was born March 14,1965 in Deloraine Manitoba to Frank and Joan Edwards and raised in Medora and Brandon Manitoba. She raised her family in the Carlyle Saskatchewan area. Darla will be lovingly remembered by her soul-mate Bill Treble of Crystal City, her sons Grant of Edmonton, and Matthew of Regina. Also left to cherish her memory is her sister Leigh Ann (Mark) Edmonton, brother Kerry (Tannis) Lethbridge and Grant and Matt’s father, Brad Lucy of Carlyle. Darla was an aunt to nieces Katrina, Jerilyn, Jenna, and Kendra, nephews, Tyler and Gerrit, great-nephews, Darien and Grayson and great-niece Daniella. Darla was predeceased by her twin brother Grant in 1976, her mother Joan in 2002, and her father Frank in 2006. Darla loved life and lived it to the fullest. Family was everything to her and she enjoyed special occasions and holidays. She adored animals and nature. She made and kept friends easily and that was a wonderful attribute she maintained all her life. Darla had a great sense of humor that stayed with her till the end. She enjoyed reading, camping, traveling, and gardening. In particular Darla loved flowers, swans, mourning doves, and butterflies and her little cat Sasha. Darla was a caring person who brightened the lives of many. She was a very special lady who will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives. A memorial service to celebrate Darla’s life will be held at Carlyle Memorial Hall on Saturday July 21st at 4:00 p.m. in Carlyle, SK. In lieu flowers, donations can be made to one of these three causes. South Central Cancer Resource; 2-160 Stephen St. Morden MB, R6M 1T3, Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation; Box 2000 Stn Main Winkler, MB R6W 1H8. The Humane Society.
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