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BOWERING: Florence Mathilda Bowering, beloved wife of the late Frederick William Bowering and loving mother of Auralee, Colin and Gail, passed away at Reston Health Centre, Reston, Manitoba Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the age of 95 years. Funeral Mass will be at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Virden, Manitoba Saturday; October 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Geoffrey Angeles officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Reston Health Centre - Activities Department or to the charity of your choice in memory of Florence.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WILLIAMS: Margaret Williams, beloved wife of Everett Williams formerly of Oak Lake, Manitoba, mother of Don Williams of Oak Lake passed away at Fairview Home, Brandon, Manitoba Sunday; October 7, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Funeral service will be held from Oak Lake United Church Friday; October 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Oak Lake Agricultural Society in memory of Margaret.
E-mail messages of condolence of sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WAGNER: On Sunday, October 7, 2012 Iris Bernice "Bee" Wagner passed away at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, at the age of 89 years. Funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Committal will follow at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bee may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Murray House, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
HOROBIN: Thomas Edward Horobin of Brandon, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the age of 97 years. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Thomas may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Brandon RHA Cancer Services” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SIMONS: Jean Leila Simons (Nee Wagner). Jean Leila Simons, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, MB, age 76 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Left to mourn Jean’s passing and to cherish her memory are her son and three daughters: Jan (Rhonda) Simons, Winnipeg, MB, Shawn (Jim) Martin, Ituna, SK, Kim (Greg) Stefanyshyn, Winnipeg, MB, and Heather (Dave) Maté, Pitt Meadows, BC. She also leaves to mourn, 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary and Sandra; many nieces; nephews; and her beloved kitty, Sophie. She was predeceased by her husband, Dale, in February 1969; parents, Ora & Beatrice Wagner; sisters, Alice and Grace; twin brother, Jack; and brother, Joe. Mom was born and raised in Brandon, MB where she spent her early married life before moving to Winnipeg, MB, Mississauga, ON, and Victoria, BC, returning to Winnipeg in 1989. She was widowed at a very young age and raised her four children, all of whom she was very proud. Her greatest love was her family. Mom enjoyed trips to the cottage, the farm, the West Coast, and winter vacations. She loved getting together with her family, whether for a cup of coffee, a Sunday dinner, or a grand celebration. She had a great talent for making crafts and gifts for all occasions. Mom loved flowers. She was especially gifted at creating gorgeous flower gardens and spent many hours tending to them and enjoying their beauty. A Remembrance Service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Westwood Presbyterian Church, 197 Browning Blvd. Mom will be laid to rest with our father, Dale, on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. in the Brandon Cemetery, 18th Street S. (west side), Brandon MB. Many thanks to Oncologist, Dr. Pat Harris and all Mom’s care givers at Cancer Care Manitoba (Grace Hospital and HSC), and Riverview Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and care. Memorial tributes may be made to Riverview Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
“I am now with those I loved, awaiting those I love.”
LOEWEN: Jake Loewen, age 84 years, beloved husband of Margaret and dear father to Rob, Don, Karen and Sandra passed away in Regina, Saskatchewan on Monday, October 8, 2012. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 7:30 pm. to 8:30 pm. Graveside service will be held at the Sparling Cemetery on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9:00 am with the Funeral Ceremony held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street at 10:30 am. Pastor Gerry Harms will officiate. Donations in memory of Mr. Loewen may be made to the Mennonite Brethren Missions and Services International, 83 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB, R2L 1L2 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Unit 1, 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
GRADIDGE: William Harry Robert “Bob” of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Winona and father of Kelvin and Maxine, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the age of 86 years. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street, Brandon.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GAMBLE: It is with sadness that the family of Lexie Gamble, beloved wife of Don Gamble, announce her passing on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A come and go reception will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery with Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in memory of Lexie may be made to a charity of one's choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
EGGLETON: Charles Roy “Chuck” of Brandon, beloved husband of Margaret, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Care Centre on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the age of 102 years. A private graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BELL: Earl James Bell age 89, beloved husband of the late Mabel Bell died October 6, 2012 at Trilake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. A Memorial Service will be held in his honour at Killarney United Church on Wednesday October 10 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; 824 18th St. Unit 3 Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7 or the Killarney Foundation Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0 On-line condolences can be made at www.wheatlandfs.com
Killarney BoissevainFuneral Home204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
WALDNER: Jacob Waldner . July 27, 1952 – October 3, 2012 On the wings of his welcoming angels Dad passed from our physical world into heaven’s waiting arms at the Tri-lake Health Center in Killarney. Dad grew up in rural Manitoba at the Elm River Colony with his 4 sisters and 5 brothers. Here inherited the nickname Jinx at a young age and it stuck even into adulthood. Dad followed 4 of his brothers in his late teen years, leaving Rainbow Colony for the bright lights of Wpg. He married our Mom in 1978 and together raised us, Lori and Mark, in Niverville. Here he was active in the community, as a ringette coach, volunteer firefighter and friend to whomever needed a hand. Camping in Debonair campground brings back many good memories while at the lake, watching him play horseshoes, and enjoying good food with friends and family. In May 2004 Dad accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and a new journey began for him. Going to church and learning more about his new faith was very important to him. He met Linda in October 2004 and they got married on August 13, 2005. He and his wife enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and extended family, camping at Miller Campground, going to church, and visiting with friends over coffee. Dad loved the laughter he and his Grandkids shared. Dad was predeceased by his parents Zach and Margaret Waldner and brother-in law Harry Gross. He leaves to mourn his wife Linda, his children Lori (Paul) and Mark (Amy), his stepchildren James (Carrie), Jennifer (Jeremy), Steven (Carleen), Jonathan (Amanda), his grandchildren Ethan, Ivy and Sylas, his step-grandchildren Keira, Kasey, Anna Lee, Josiah, Jaxon, Ariah, his former wife Louise, brothers Zack (Maureen), Harry (Sarah), Henry (Betty), John (Heather), Leonard (Margie) and sisters Susie, Maggie (Ben), Lena (Pete) and Cathy (Mike). Our family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Tri-lake Health center for the compassionate care provided to Dad during his illness. A wake will be held on October 8th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wheatland Funeral Home in Killarney, MB. A family graveside service will be held at the Boissevain/Morton Cemetery at 12:30 on October 9th, with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 at the Lakeview Community Church in Killarney. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jake’s memory may be made to Cancer Care MB. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAD XOXOXOXO Wheatland Funeral Service
THOMSON: Marilyn Laura Thomson passed away peacefully in her Brandon home on September 20, 2012. Marilyn leaves behind her loving husband Glen; children Don (Jennifer), Cheryl (John), and Garth (Deanna) and grandchildren Josh, Mary, Paige, Jossa and Jacob. Marilyn was born on December 14, 1937, in Portage la Prairie to Roger and Hazel Fox. She was pre-deceased by her mother, father and older brother James Bernard. Marilyn was raised in the Orangeville District where she attended Orangeville School and Austin High School. Marilyn then moved to Winnipeg where she was employed by the Canadian Imperial Bank after completing her high school studies. She met her husband of 54 years, Glen Thomson, during their time at Austin High School. They were engaged in Winnipeg and moved to Brandon following their wedding on June 14th, 1958, in Austin, Manitoba. They purchased their Brandon home on Queens Avenue in 1960 which remained their home to present. Marilyn and Glen developed their respective careers while building valued friendships in their new community. Marilyn relished the opportunities to host parties at their new home as well as returning to her rural communities of Austin and MacGregor to dances, curling bonspiels, and to visit family. She continued to work at Imperial Bank, eventually becoming manager of current accounts. Marilyn chose to put her professional career on hold while staying home in Brandon and raising their three children. She made the house a home built on the foundation of love, respect, and kindness, always adhering to the Golden Rule. Marilyn loved making a big deal during the special days throughout the year. Christmas was her favorite holiday. It was tradition for her to wake up the house to see what was under the tree, a trend that continued with her grandchildren to this day. Christmas traditions were never forgotten and special attention to all details of the day were certainly not overlooked. Marilyn was an avid cook and enjoyed baking for loved ones and neighbors alike. Like her Mother, she preferred creativity as opposed to following the recipe by the book. Her popcorn balls at Halloween and Nuts and Bolts any time of year were legendary throughout the community. Marilyn loved to sew and create outfits for her and the children. She prided herself on making something special to wear for herself or the family when it couldn't be found at the local stores. Marilyn supported many of Glen’s passions over their years together including the creation of Glen-Mar Farms in Austin that they began in 1970. Weekends usually involved loading up the family and helping out with whatever was needed at the time. This support and sacrifice was a constant reminder to all of the family members that “we are in this together” right up to present day. In the early 1970's, Marilyn began working outside of the home by selling Fuller Brush products door to door in the Green Acres community. She also began to work part-time in the food and beverage services at the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba grounds which would later become the Keystone Centre. Her strong work ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills saw her promoted through the ranks to the position of Food and Beverage Manager in the Keystone Centre. She was extremely proud of managing a large team of part time staff which grew with the expansions of the centre. During her tenure, the Keystone Centre successfully hosted the 1993 Brier, the 1995 World Curling Championships, and the 1997 Canada Summer Games as well the annual Royal Manitoba Winter Fair and Summer Fair and Exhibition. She was remembered by employees for her fairness, attention to detail and that Marilyn worked alongside her employees rather than feeling like they just worked for her. After leaving the Keystone Centre in 1998 she relished being a Grandmother to her five grandchildren in Brandon. She provided loving care on school sick days and busy sporting weekends. Marilyn enjoyed baking unique treats for each that made them feel special when they visited. She traveled the province with Glen supporting her family at the gym, rink and field where her presence was always appreciated. Marilyn often beamed with pride when talking about her grandchildren's, children's and husband's accomplishments. Marilyn was an active retiree who became an early morning fixture at the Curves Gym where she just recently was acknowledged for having over 1,600 workouts. This was a true indication of her commitment and dedication to the goals that she set and how she attained them. She enjoyed her Tuesday morning coffee and lunch group where she shared many stories and laughter with old and new friends alike. Marilyn and her husband enjoyed traveling to visit friends and relatives. A winter highlight was always their extended winter trip to Texas and Florida to enjoy the warmth, sunshine and family. Marilyn's interment service was held at the Austin Cemetery on September 26th. A celebration of her life took place at the Central United Church in Brandon on the same day. Rev. Shannon McCarthy presided over each service and eloquently spoke to many of the endearing qualities of Marilyn. Her two sons, Don and Garth, gave a warm, loving and descriptive picture of her life while Bill Stadnyk, long time neighbor and friend, spoke of the many memories and recollections they had with Marilyn. Marilyn will be lovingly missed by all, the one who laid the foundation for a strong family, remembered all special days, and loved her family and friends dearly.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SMELTZ: Fredrick Gordon Smeltz, 1911 - 2012. Gordon passed away suddenly in the Brandon Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 29th with his daughter Karen by his side. Gordon was the fourth of eight children born to the late George and Bella Schmeltz on the family farm near Cromer, Manitoba. Gordon married Irene (Ayers) on November 27, 1936, they were together for 63 wonderful years when Irene passed away April 29, 1999. Gordon will be remembered and missed by Karen and Glen McKinnon of Virden, family, Corleen and Rod Sanderson, Regan and Mack, Neepawa; Richelle and Mark Osborne, Olivia and Kennedy, Victoria, BC; Lindsey and Brad McGrath, Brynn and Reed , Virden; Dale and Fonda Winnipeg, family, Deanna and Jamil Nazarali, Mila and Jemma, Summit, NJ; Clayton and Trudy, Joshua, Ryan and Cameron, Niverville, MB, his brothers-in-law Neil McLeish, Calgary and Stan Biram, Saskatoon. Gordon was pre- deceased by his wife and parents, by his brother Harvey (Mae), sisters Myrtle (Henry) Johnston; Rose (George) Boudreau, Grace (Doug) Watt, Irene (Les) Lazenby, Lillian (Neil)Watt, Vera (Neil) McLeish and many nieces and nephews. Gordon took his early schooling at Elm Valley, attended high school in Virden until he was needed on the farm. Gordon was a successful grain and livestock farmer, known as a good neighbour always ready to lend a hand. He was considered a modern thinker, one of the first to transition from horses to tractors, threshers to combines, to consolidate his grain bins in the yard, and he was the first in the district to install a television. Gordon was a loving husband and father, always very supportive of his children and five grandchildren. Gordon served his community as a long time President and member of the Board of Directors of the Cromer Pool Elevator Association, instrumental in building the Cromer Seed Plant, he was a 4-H Leader, awarded a Life Membership in the Manitoba Agriculture Society for his work as a member of the Pipestone Agriculture Society, a member of the Reston Lions Club, served on the Boards of the Alstone Lodge and Reston Drop In, the Hillview and Reston United Churches and member of the Reston United Church Choir. Gordon and Irene moved to Reston in 1979 where they continued to live an active life, enjoying curling, cards, fishing and entertaining. Gordon spent a few years as the “manager” of the Alstone Lodge. Gordon and Irene travelled extensively through Western Canada, Arizona, California, Hawaii and spent a few winters at Victoria, B.C. Gordon remained in his home in Reston until 2009 when he moved to the Alstone Lodge, he played bridge almost every morning until February of this year, for the last four or five years, his favourite activity was touring the oil fields, the old farm, either driving his own car or just recently, riding along with others. The family would like to thank our Dad’s many relatives and friends of Reston and district who were always so kind and caring of him the last few years. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at Reston United Church on Friday October 5th,2012, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, if desirous, please contribute to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden and Reston. carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
SCOTT: Elizabeth (Bette) Mildred Scott (Nee Caldwell) 1924 - 2012. Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on the morning of Monday, October 1, 2012 with Diane at her side, Bette passed away with one last breath and love in her heart! Bette leaves behind her daughter-in-law Luanne (Skip); Granddaughter Corrine; Great- Grandson Jaxson; sons Dick (Merrilynn), and Dan (Betty); Grandsons Andrew and Jeff; Daughter Diane; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bev (1995) and oldest son Skip (2009). Born in Morse, Saskatchewan in 1924, Bette spent her early years growing up in Beausejour, Manitoba where she loved chumming with her pals, going to dances at Grand Beach and swimming at Hobans Park. In her mid teens she and her family moved to 18th Street in Brandon where she finished school, worked and met Pop! They married in 1943 and started their family, 3 boys back to back to back, made for great times, busy schedules and lots of stories! In September of 1961 the family moved from Brandon to Winnipeg, new friends, new schools and new neighborhood meant all sorts of wonderful changes and opportunities. In September of 1964 when the boys were all in high school Bette and Bev added a girl to the family! Bette would often remark with her wonderful wit, ‘that’s the last New Year’s Eve party I’ll ever go to”! All in fun, she absolutely unconditionally loved her kids every single day! She was so proud of each of their accomplishments always boasting to her friends, just like every proud mother! Mom and Pop had a great partnership; they supported each other and made it work. Bette missed Pop a great deal when he passed but always the strong soul she carried on! Bette loved to cook and she was darn good at it, all those family dinners were grand! She loved to make her fancy sandwiches for church tea’s and showers, her baking was legendary (the girl’s at the bank may attest to that), always humble she would just say “it’s the pastry”! She loved a night out at bingo, telling a story the first time or the tenth, always loved going for a coffee just to chat, but her passion outside of her kids was bridge! She enjoyed her bridge nights the most, loved the pageantry, the game and the friendships! Mom (and Pop) worked hard gave much and expected little. She was extremely loyal and caring, she believed in good manners, being grateful, putting in a good days work and that a solid handshake was a very important skill to have. She kept a neat and tidy house, always dressed up and had her hair done once a week regardless! Bette enjoyed her journey and handled the challenges with grace and poise. She was appreciative, patient and frank, but never complained. She lived by her mantra; “By the grace of God go I” and she did just that! She will be missed, Love you Mom! As per Bette’s request there will only be a casual reception on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Assiniboia Golf Club from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to allow friends and family to come together and celebrate her life! She would also love it if a few of her friends would play a round or two of bridge; tables and cards will be provided. Thank you to; The nurses and staff at the Golden West Centennial Lodge, Victoria General Hospital, Rosewood Retirement Community and the Metropolitan Kiwanis; Bette appreciated the support and kindness. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
LEWTHWAITE: Laura Christina Lewthwaite, age 97, died on October 4, 2012 at the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home Deloraine, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Deloraine United Church, Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Laura may be made to the SouthWest Regional Foundation, Box 338, Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0 or Mission and Service Fund of the United Church, c/o Pat Whiteside, Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0. Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine, entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence
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