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DERBOWKA: Arlene Ruth (Johnson); December 5, 1938 - July 2, 2011. Arlene Ruth Derbowka, of Brandon Manitoba passed away on July 2, 2011 at the age of 72 years. Arlene was born in High River, Alberta on December 5, 1935. She worked as a legal secretary for some time. She enjoyed music and dancing and loved doing things for her two grandsons and now grown children. She was well loved and provided for by her husband and will be dearly missed. Through the heartache of her sickness and pain with cancer there were good times that will remain. Arlene is survived by her devoted husband Mike Derbowka of Brandon MB ; loving daughter, Michelle Glowach (Brandon, Manitoba) and son, Ralph Johnson (Calgary, Alberta); two precious grandsons, Damen Macgillivrayand Tyler Glowach (Brandon, Manitoba); sister, Barbara Ross; by her three nieces and two nephews; and by her friends and extended family, Arlene was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Opal Johnson, and by her twin sister Doreen Mackenzie. A celebration of Arlene's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11:00 am. Rev. Edmund Mielke of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate.
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ATKINSON: Arthur Sheridan Atkinson of Brandon, beloved husband of Margaret and dear father of Linda, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the age of 83 years. In keeping with Sheridan’s wishes, cremation will take place. A celebration of his life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Mrs. Bonnie Zimmer of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 1J2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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TSCHUSCHBA: The death of Paul Tschuschba, occurred tragically, Thursday, June 30, 2011 on highway # 10, 9 miles north of #16 highway junction. Funeral Service will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 am. Pastor Josh Taylor of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed at the Graveside Service. Complete obituary will follow. Expressions of sympathymay be made are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GUDNASON: Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Thursday June 30, 2011 at the age of 57 years, Ellen Marie Gudnason (nee Grey), of Baldur, Manitoba. Ellen leaves to mourn her passing husband Eric, sons Dori (Anne) and Ric of Baldur, daughters Crystal (Grant) of Baldur and Amber (Ryan) of Calgary, grandchildren Brody, Tayla, Teigan, Kayden, Ryder and Sierra; sister-in-law Carol (Harv) Dowd of Glenboro as well as extended family members & friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday July 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Grund Cemetery, Baldur, with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Baldur Memorial Hall. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Ellen’s memory to the Baldur Palliative Care, Box 128 Baldur Manitoba, R0K 0B0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
DOBSON: Kenneth Leslie Dobson, beloved husband of Donna Dobson of Carberry, Manitoba, entered into rest on June 30, 2011 at the age of 79 years at the Carberry Health Centre. Funeral Service will take place Monday, July 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church, Carberry, Manitoba. Interment will take place in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Carberry Palliative Care Service or Canadian Cancer Society. White’s Funeral Home – Carberry in care of arrangements. (204) 834-2629
CWIERTNIA: Janina “Jenny” Cwiertnia, beloved wife of Teofil “Tom”, age 86 died on June 30th, 2011 and at Fairview Home, Brandon, after months of ailing health. Jenny was born in 1924 in Belarus. In her mid teens Jenny was taken from her family to work at a labor camp in Austria. Here she met the love of her life who would become her husband and life partner for the next 65 years. After the war Jenny and Tom settled in Poland where they had two children. In 1959 Jenny and her family came to Canada to be reunited with “Tom’s” dad. After a short stay in Saskatchewan they moved to Brandon where they lived till now. Jenny worked at Prince Edward Hotel and Brandon University. Jenny loved life and people! Her greatest joys were her family, friends, dancing, singing and gardening. Her faith was an integral part of her life and she was a faithful member of St. Hedwigs’s Parish for many years. In the last three years Jenny’s health declined and she was ever so grateful for the care she received from the dedicated staffs of Home Care, Assiniboine Centre, Brandon General Hospital and Fairview Personal Home. Jenny will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband, Teofil; son, Stan (Terry); daughter, Marie Plaisier (Rick); grandchildren Karlyn Leslie (Chad), Leanne Cwiertnia (Brent), Kent Plaisier (Shalen), Todd Plaisier (Brittanee), Shawn Plaisier (Debra); her great grandchildren: Brendan, Haylee, Landon, Breanna, Tristan, Reed, Ty and Mya (Plaisier). Prayers will be held at Memories Chapel on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Dominic Yuen. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who so desire, may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.Expressions of sympathymay be made are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BRUGGER: On Thursday, June 30, 2011 God called his angel, Kayleigh Brugger to her heavenly home. A Celebration of Kayleigh's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Joel Klemick of The Gate Church Community will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Kayleigh may be made to the Youth for Christ Westman Literacy Centre, 1228 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0L9. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathymay be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
OAKEY: Sherry Lynn Oakey (nee Wiebe) passed away at the Neepawa Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer on June 20th, 2011, with family by her side. Sherry was born on March 16th, 1966 in Rivers Manitoba to Abraham and Sarah Wiebe. She grew up in the town of Rivers and was one of six children. She loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed camping. Throughout her childhood she was a very active child and had a love for sports; soccer, baseball and track being her favourites. She always took care of her siblings and was often found helping her mother around the house and yard. In 1986, she married David Oakey, after the birth of her daughter Alisa, and resided in Rivers. Making a beautiful home was a priority for Sherry and she took great pride in her house and yard. Gardening was a true love that she has carried throughout her lifetime. In 2001, she started a new chapter in her life, meeting her partner Kevin Salter and moving to Neepawa. They were a great team who enjoyed an active lifestyle which included motor biking, quadding, sledding and back road driving. Sherry cared about everyone that came into her life and was a natural caregiver. She was a strong, passionate and hardworking individual that will be in our hearts forever. Sherry truly held the saying “LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH” to its highest meaning. Living every day to its fullest, Loving all those around her and Laughing with anyone that would share in her humour. She was predeceased by her dad Abraham Wiebe; grandparents John and Susanne Wiebe; aunts Martha and Nettie; uncle John and Margaret Salter. She has left to mourn her loving partner Kevin Salter; her mother Sarah Wiebe; her daughter Alisa Oakey; her adopt-a-son Devin Tibbett; Kevin’s father, Milbert Salter; her sisters Susanne Dubois, Sally (Bill) Stewart, Abby Murray and Sandra (Glen) Thomson; her brother Richard (Diana); her nieces and nephews Steven Dubois, Alex Stewart, Ryan and Ashley Murray, Cassandra, William and Braden Thomson, Brittany, Curtis and Riley Wiebe; her aunts Mary Klassen, Susan (Gordon) Frederick and Denise (Amos) Knutt and Diane (Nizam) Ali as well as many more cousins and relatives. Funeral Service was held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church with Rev. Mark Satterly officiating. Interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service, Box 1240, Neepawa, Manitoba, R0J 1H0. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
OMILANOW: Kathryn Grace Omilanow (nee Niles) passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Kathryn was born on February 13, 1957 and was raised in Brandon. She spent a lot of time in her early years at the Central Community Centre. Kathryn attended school at Central School, Brandon Collegiate and graduated from Crocus Plains High School. After graduating from high school, Kathryn chose to further her education by taking a legal secretary course at Assiniboine Community College and later went on to work for Meighen Haddad Law Firm until the time of her passing. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Wheat City Diesel, 4K Ventures Ltd. and Kingsway Kort Ltd. In 1985, Ken Omilanow married his best friend, Kathryn. Their son Kyle was born in 1989 and daughter Kayla in 1991. Kathryn was always interested in her family and ready to lend a helping hand. Her greatest achievement in life was her two children; she never missed any of their events. Kathryn loved to go camping at Clear Lake, Rivers or Sandy Lake. Ken and Kathryn celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary last year. At that time they travelled to Niagara Falls. They also enjoyed taking a few winter vacations. During the winter, Kathryn liked to watch curling on T.V. and was a big fan of Kerry Burtnyk and Jeff Stoughton. Kathryn is survived by her husband Ken; son Kyle and daughter Kayla. She is also survived by her sisters: Karen (Randy) Jay and Kelly (Scott) Third as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathryn was predeceased by her father Edward Rudolph Niles; mother Gwendolyn Marie Niles; father-in-law Kenneth Walter Omilanow and nephew Ryan Richard Roy. The Ceremony to Celebrate Kathryn's Life was held at Central United Church, on Thursday, June 16, 2011. Rev Orton Anderson officiated. All those in attendance were considered honourary pallbearers. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kathryn may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
"She will be truly missed, but always in our hearts."
MORRIS: Elstan Glorydd Morris. At 11:45 a.m. on June 22, 2011 our Dad passed away peacefully in Shoal Lake – Strathclair Health Centre surrounded by the love of his children. Predeceased 15 months ago by Joan, his wife and life partner of almost 61 years, he leaves to cherish his memory his seven children: Judy Morris (Roger Klym), Kerry (Shahedah), Jillian Martens (Herb), Roberta Watson (Dale), Kelvin (Annemarie Degrave), Daphne Hammond (Rick), and Kim (aka Tred) (Debra). “Grandgoose” will always be remembered by his grandchildren: Lana Watson (Ken McLaren), Dane Watson (Jenn Weinhandl), Reagan Morris (Becky), Glenna Morris (Ryan Cunningham), Elisa Martens (Steven Hudson), Tim Martens, Dana Hammond (Chelsie), Benson Hammond and Nathan Morris (Penny Buchanan) and by his great-grandchildren: Natalie, Chloe and Juliana Morris, Haley Martens and Calder Cunningham who arrived just four hours before Grandgoose’s passing. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Frank Morris in 2007 and is survived by his sister-in-law, Jean Morris as well as Joan’s sister, Enid Dawe and several nieces and nephews. Elstan, known as “E.G.” to a great many people and as “Wick” to the hundreds of students he taught, was born in Apohaqui, NB on February 26, 1923, the elder son of Robert and Elsie Morris. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1927 and he spent his youth in St Vital and North Springfield. He attended university at the former United College until the breakout of WW II when he joined the RCN and served as a wireless operator on a minesweeper on the North Atlantic and the English Channel. Prior to his discharge, he sailed from Halifax through the Panama Canal to Vancouver and while stationed in Abbotsford, BC, Dad met our Mum. He returned to Winnipeg to complete his BSc and begin his BEd at the U of M and in1948 he began his teaching career in Strathclair, Manitoba. Dad and Mum married during Easter Break on April 18, 1949 in Cloverdale, BC and they returned to Strathclair where their seven children were born and raised. Family was all-important to Dad and he worked hard to support his wife and growing family. Throughout his teaching and administrative career, he also pursued other endeavours. He spent 30 years as C/O of 317 Air Cadet Squadron and devoted many of his summers to Air Cadet camps across Canada. In 1963, he began Trail Amusements with his neighbour, Bob McTavish and the business continues today under the ownership of his middle son. In 1974, Dad and his brother purchased a “hobby farm” which he managed in his “spare” time. He was very proud of our mother’s decision to open the J. Sewing Centre in 1971, always lending a helping hand when needed. Dad retired as principal of Strathclair Schools after 34 years of teaching with 25 years as principal; he taught all of his children at one time or another and he retired in 1982 after his eldest grand-daughter had completed her kindergarten year. In 1990, Dad and Mum moved to Lake Winnipeg where they oversaw the building of their retirement home on property that his father had homesteaded in the early 1920’s and where he had spent many happy times. From an early age Dad was an animal lover and there was rarely a time in his life when he was without at least one dog. He trained many sled dogs and in winters he enjoyed taking children for rides with his dogs hooked to his racing sled. In addition to his travels during the war, Dad travelled to many destinations across Canada and to Mexico. A graveside service will be held at the family plot at Victoria Beach Cemetery on PTH 504 just north of Hwy. 59 at 1:30 PM on Friday, July 29, 2011 with reception to follow. Should friends wish, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.
We will forever keep precious our memories of the laughter, love and tears that we shared. Rest in peace, Dad.
McKINNON: Garnet Duffield "Duffy" beloved husband of Margaret passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 83 years. Garnet is also survived by his sister Darlene Trypka of Brandon. Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 401 - 1st Street on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. John Dolloff will officiate. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Duffy to the St. Mary's Anglican Church Building Fund, 401 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or Westman Dreams For Kids Foundation, Unit 202 - 37 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2. Complete obituary will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McRAE: Much too soon, our son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend was taken from us. William "Bill" Michael McRae was born in Brandon on March 18, 1987. He died suddenly in a car accident June 22, 2011. He leaves behind, in addition to his many friends, his parents Larry and Teresa McRae, his brother Brian McRae, and the love of his life, Arleigh Maddison. He also leaves to mourn his aunts, uncles and cousins. A born farmer, Bill started at an early age helping his dad, and was always busy doing some activity. Baseball, curling, badminton, snowmobiling, swimming and waterskiing soon became regular activities for him and his drive pushed him to excel. He also joined 4-H at a young age, adding to his diverse abilities. He attended Meadows Elementary School and Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, where he began some of his lifelong friendships. Throughout his life, Bill's relationships with friends were one of his main priorities, and you could usually find him spending his spare time sharing a laugh or challenging somebody to a friendly competition. His infectious smile and ability to have a good time in any situation made it so easy to be with him, and both his mom and girlfriend say it was impossible to stay mad at him. Bill was never afraid to speak his mind, although many of his friends say he spoke it in his own language, making up new words and nicknames for everyone daily. Equally important to spending time with friends was spending time with his family. Not many 24 year old men want to go on family vacations anymore, but Bill was always eager to spend time going out camping and going to the cabin in Flin Flon. It didn't matter if you were 5 or 95, Bill was happy to sit down and talk to you. Every year Bill looked forward to the New Year's celebrations at Victoria Inn, which was always a family tradition. At 18, Bill headed off to Winnipeg to attend University of Manitoba, where he earned his B.Sc.. in Agribusiness. While in university, he met his long term girlfriend, Arleigh, and quickly cemented himself as a fixture in her life as well as her family's. Throughout university Bill continued to participate in all the activities he loved, all the while maintaining his connection to home, but beginning to build his own independence. Following his university graduation, all his hard work paid off and Bill was hired by Sunrise Credit Union as the Ag Loans Officer. A perfect fit for Bill as farming was his first passion. He put so much effort into it, much like everything else in his life - nothing was done half way. Bill was always someone who did everything with conviction and integrity, and was a perfect example of what a gentleman is. He was a truly genuine and caring person, who would always lend a hand whenever needed, and strived to make the people around him happy. He will be truly missed. He was predeceased by his grandparents Margaret and Gordon McRae of Brandon, and William and Margaret Folwark of Flin Flon. Prayers were said at Memories Chapel on Sunday June 26th, 2011. Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday June 27th, 2011 at the Central United Church in Brandon with The Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk, Celebrant. The Cantor was Stella Fedeniuk. A private family service of interment was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MCINTOSH: Robert Leslie McIntosh White Rock, B.C. September 16, 1925 – June 26, 2011. Bob has departed the circle of his beloved family. “Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16) Bob served in education as teacher and principal of schools in Reston, Foxwarren, Elgin and on invitation from the Rolling River School Division at Rivers. Bob moved on to serve as Inspector of Schools in Altona and District and then to Morden to establish and coordinate the Department of Field Services. From there, Bob moved to the Department of Education in Winnipeg as the Director of Field Services and finally as the mathematics consultant before retiring and moving to White Rock. Bob’s and Myrle’s lives are blessed and graced with sons Robert Bruce and Bradley Cochrane. They all cherish granddaughter Elise Anne. Bob treasured his special friendship with Kelly and Trish.“We all will be received in Graceland” (Paul Simon)
MARTINOOK: Marjorie Martinook of Brandon, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the Valleyview Care Centre at the age of 94 years. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. A time of viewing will be held prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marjorie may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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KRESHEWSKI: The death of Dick Kreshewski, beloved husband of Marion, occurred at his residence, Fairview Home on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the age of 84 years. Dick was born on December 26, 1926 at Marco, Manitoba. He grew up on the family farm near Marco and received his education at Marconi School. He worked at a variety of jobs before being employed with the country circulation department of Winnipeg Free Press for 35 years - retiring in 1990. Weekends were often spent working njoying his country farmland at Olha, Manitoba. Dick enjoyed travelling, he went on many bustours with Marion and Wayne. He also enjoyed the many trips with his paper carriers. Dick is survived by his wife Marion, sister Lena, brother Tony, sisters-in-law Emily, Cecelia and Wilma as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son Wayne, parents Michael and Annie Kreshewski, brothers: Peter, Sam, Bill and nephew Blaine. Funeral service will be held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Viewing will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Heather Kryshewsky, Mary-Anne Ploshinsky, Michael Krys hewsky, John Kryshewsky, Larry Kryshewski and Bill Finch. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Dick to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba,Westman Region, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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