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SHELDON: It is with great sadness that we the family of Pearl Sheldon announce her passing on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 84. Pearl was born May 28, 1926 on the family farm at Hayfield, MB, southwest of Brandon, to William (Bill) and Bertha McRae (nee Kirkpatrick), the second oldest of six children. Pearl is survived by her children, Dianne (Sam) of Brantford, Ont.; Bill, Winnipeg;Bob (Pat) of Hamiota; stepchildren, David (Bev) of Morden, Manitoba; Jim of Vancouver, B.C.; Searle of Calgary, Alberta; and Shirley (Vic) of Nanaimo, B.C.; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She is alsosurvived by a sister, Bernice Anderson of Swan River, Manitoba; sisters-in-law, Marge McRae of Brandon, Thelma Sheldon of Winnipeg, and brother-in-law Alan Sheldon of Winnipeg; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Sheldon; parents, Bill and Bertha McRae; brothers, Gordon, Howard, Allan and Bobby; sisters-in-law, Margaret McRae, Marion Kozak, Vivian Sheldon, Isabelle Tully, Berna Lloyd; and brothers-in-law Doug Anderson, Harry Sheldon and Gordon Tully. Pearl received her education at South Brandon in a one room school and attended Brandon Collegiate for her high school. She worked as a waitress/cashier at the Prince Edward Hotel and the Bus Depot before moving to work as a clerk for the Provincial Government for twenty four years before retiring in 1984. Pearl was very active in the community belonging to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #247 and Central United Church. She enjoyed many activities such as golfing, curling, square dancing, playing bridge, knitting, crocheting and sewing to name a few as well as travelling. Pearl resided all her life in Brandon except for a brief period in Whitewood, Saskatchewan. She had resided at Dinsdale Personal Care Home since suffering a debilitating stroke May 6, 2007. The family wishes to acknowledge the tender loving care from all the staff of Dinsdale Personal Care Home whom she regarded as her "Guardian Angels." Memorial Service for Pearl will be held at Central United Church on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held prior to the service at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be in made in memory of Pearl to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RATHWELL: Wes Rathwell of Brandon, beloved husband of Audrey, passed away peacefully at the Assinboine Centre on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services 727-0694.
PRIMMER: Nellie Davidson (Bunty) Primmer (née Tough), a true Scottish lass. The family of Bunty Primmer join together to celebrate her long and fulfilling life as they announce her passing on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Bunty was predeceased by her husband Ross in 1996. She will be fondly remembered by her children; David (Pat) Primmer and Gail (Don) MacMillan, six grandchildren; Heather (Kelly), Laurel, Lindsay (Adam), Kristin, David and Paige; and three great grandchildren; Mckay, Isabella and Annalise. Interment and a gathering of Buntys family and friends, accompanied by the whirl of the bagpipes, will follow in the spring. Donations in her memory may be made to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, 1515 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KORENICKI: William Korenicki of Brandon, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 87 years. William was born in Stare-Solo, Ukraine. In 1941, he left his home and made his way to Germany, on route to Canada, where his auntie was living. While in Germany, William worked for some local farmers and that was where he met his soon to be wife. In 1949, William, along with his wife and first born son, boarded a ship and immigrated to Canada. Landing in Quebec, they then made the train trip to Brandon, where they started and built their life. William began work with Anglo/BA Oil Company and stayed with them for 19 years. After the company closed, William went on to work for Nexen (formerly Dryden Chemicals) and remained there for another 19 years, he then retired in 1989. William lost his wife, Gretel in 1995. The loss was devastating for him, however, he went on with the help of many, many friends. In 2001, he met Julia Moreau and they soon became a couple and remained together until his death. Prayers were held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Friday January 28, 2011. Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating, and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will be held at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Cancer Care Services,150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
FALK: Margaret Falk of Brandon, Manitoba, with "Kimmy" holding her hand and loved ones near, our dear sweet "Marg" (Mama Marg) was released to meet her precious Lord on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 from Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive,Brandon, with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Funeral arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. 727-0330.
HANSEN: Brenda Joyce Hansen, age 67 years, beloved wife of Gordon, died suddenly while on a cruise ship in the Pacific on Friday, January 21, 2011. Brenda was the dear mother of Angie (Lawrence) Williamson and Jim Hansen; cherished grandmother to Megan, Natalie and Kate. A Celebration of Life to remember Brenda will be held at the Victoria Inn Grand Salon, A & B, 3550 Victoria Avenue on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church will officiate. A private interment will be held. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Brenda to the Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 202 - 37 - 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GILBERT Hugh Gilbert; beloved husband of Maureen and father of Willie (Janet) Gilbert and Pat (John) McNair; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 78 years of age. A service to celebrate Hughs life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Hughs memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Suite 4B 457 9th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Messages of condolence to the Gilbert family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
DeGAGNÉ: It is with great sorrow and sadness that the family of Colleen Audrey DeGagné announce her passing on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the BRHC. A service to celebrate Colleens life will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Brandon, Manitoba. A complete obituary honouring Colleen will be forthcoming.
CHARNEY: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Uncle Michael (Mike) Charney on January 13th, 2011 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Uncle Mike was born September 30th, 1924 in Marco, Manitoba. He attended Ruska Rawa School and his high school in Rossburn, Manitoba. In 1944 he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. He served with the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment in Britain, Holland and Germany and was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, the France and German Star and the war Medal in 1939. Michael remained after the war in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Michael returned to Rossburn and lived with his parents. He taught school for a short while at Ruska Rawa and Zaporza Schools. He was later employed at Nick's Grocery Store, operated by his sister and brother-in-law Ann and Nick Stupnisky. Michael moved to Thunder Bay, ON in 1951. He worked for Western Grocier and at Confederation College, he retired in 1983 due to ill health. Uncle Mike spent leisure time golfing, playing cards and working in his yard and garden. He was a member of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church as well as a life long member of the Westfort Prosvita Society. Uncle Mike is survived by his son Gary Charney of Thunder Bay, Ontario and one sister-in-law Susan Charney of Rossburn, Manitoba He was predeceased by his parents Dmytro and Julia Charney (nee Ewanyshyn). Sisters Mary (John) Groshak, Mabel (Matt) Procyk, Ann (Nick) Stupnisky, brothers Stanley in infancy, Thomas Charney, Russel and Martha Charney and his wife and best friend Millie. As per Uncle Mike's request no service was held.
May you rest in peace with all your family in God's heavenly home. Vichnia Pomyat.Submitted by nephew Rick Charney.
BISHOP: The death of George Bishop occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 27, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate George's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Jim Brown will officiate. Private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of George to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BEAM: Frances Marion Beam (nee McCrae), beloved wife of Tom, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at her residence at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Frances was born on June 24, 1921 to Eliza and Campbell McCrae. She was the youngest of eleven children: Jennie, William, Annie, Campbell, Peggy, Harriet, Irene, Les, Don, Alice and Frances -all deceased. Every summer, Frances and her sister Alice looked forward to visiting the family in Big Beaver, Saskatchewan. During the war, Frances worked at the Number One Manning Depot, where she met her first husband Aubrey Melvin. They married on October 28, 1939. Their children, Georgina and Jim were born after the war. Aubrey passed away suddenly on November 17, 1961. Frances went back to school. She then began working at the Assiniboine Physiotherapy Center attached to the Sanatorium; then worked at the Brandon Mental Health Center in the Patient Trust Office until her retirement in 1986. She was one of the founding members of the MGEU. Frances enjoyed being a Brownie and Guide leader for many years. She was an avid curler all of her life. Frances and Tom met at the curling rink. She then asked him to skip her rink in a bonspiel. They won! After meeting Tom, her outdoor adventures began: fishing, camping, travelling in Canada and the US. After a long courtship, they married on August 18, 1979. Tom's three sons became a part of Frances' family as well: Rick, Ed and Gerry (deceased November 2009). Upon their retirement, they travelled to Barbados, Grenada, and Great Britain. After a bad fall and failing health, Frances entered Rideau Park Personal Care Home in January 2002, where she remained until her passing. Tom was devoted to Frances, visiting her regularly twice a day for nine years, missing very few days. Frances is mourned by her husband Tom; children, Georgina (Edwin) Kimber; Jim (Evelyn) Melvin; Rick (Gwen) Beam; Ed (Karen) Beam: Lizanne Beam (Gerry's widow). She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren: Genene and Norma; Mathurin, Gaelan and Morgan; Richard, Angela and Michael; Jennifer, Megan and Robin; Robert, John, Natasha, Tyler, Amanda, Alex and Jeremy: ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral service was held at St. George's Anglican Church, on Saturday, January 22, 2011 with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Interment of her ashes took place at the Brandon Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for their comfort, care and concern shown to Frances over the last nine years. Thanks also to Vern Schneider and staff of Memories Chapel for their expert guidance and assistance at this difficult time. If friends so wish they may make a donation to the charity of choice in Frances' memory.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330. "We celebrate Frances' life and her spirit that lives with us all."
JOHNSTON:Robert Barry Johnston passed away peacefully on January 6, 2011 at the Westman Nursing Home in Virden with his wife Erva and all his children by his side. Barry was the youngest child of Jack and Eileen Johnston. He attended school at Johnston School and Oakwood School in Oak Lake. On July 25, 1947 Barry married Georgina Bray and together they had five children, Judy, Joan, Janice, John and Jerry. Barry and Georgina lived on the home farm 15-10-24 in the R.M. of Woodworth where Barry was involved in both grain and cattle farming. During this time he was involved in many community organizations such as the Oak Lake Agriculture Society and Manitoba Pool Elevators. Sadly, Georgina passed away on February 2, 1971. Barry remained on the farm until 1979 at which time he sold the farm and moved Elstow, Sask. to manage a branch of Specialized Soil Products. This was a huge move for Barry as he had farmed all his life. Barry and Erva Foreman were married on March 19, 1982 and in 1988 they returned to live on Oak Lake. Barry enjoyed curling, especially bonspieling, golfing, camping and had a passion for photography and for growing the perfect tomato. He was often found in his special spot at the arena watching any level of hockey. Barry was predeceased by his parents Jack and Eileen, his wife Georgina, mother in-law Florence Bray, fathers- in-law Earl Bray and Albert Foreman, brothers Norris and Ross, sister Lorraine (Holland) sisters in-law Bernice, Audrey, Phyllis and Gwen, brother sin-law Bill Holland and Harvey Kent and son-in-law Brent Doherty. He is survived by his wife Erva, daughters Judy (Wallace) McLean, Joan Doherty, Janice (Gord) Huminuk, sons John (Barbara), Jerry (Debbie), 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and mother- in- law Ethel Foreman. The funeral services was held on January 12, 2011 at Oak Lake United Church with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment was at Johnston Cemetery with Carscadden Funeral Home in charge on arrangements. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Oak Lake Minor Hockey in memory of Barry.
SORENSON: In loving memory of Mary Sorenson, beloved wife of the late Albert Sorenson. Mary died on January 25, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. In accordance with Marys wishes a private Graveside service will be held at a later date at the Goodlands Cemetery in Goodlands, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Goodlands cemetery fund.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.com.Smith Funeral Home, www.wheatlnd.com 747-2088.
TROLLOPE: Dennis Arthur March 17, 1937 January 21, 2011. Dennis Trollope, beloved husband and proud father passed away peacefully at the Salvation Army Agape hospice, Calgary, AB, after a long and well- fought fight with numerous ailments on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Dennis was born in Hartney, MB and lived with his family in Lauder and Brandon, MB prior to moving to Medicine Hat, AB where he lived most of his life and grew a successful welding company, Bromley Mechanical, for years until retirement. In the last nine years of his life he lived in Calgary and Cochrane AB. He was very involved with the Kiwanis Club in Medicine Hat including volunteering his services for Safety City. He worked to better the lives of the children around him and abroad. He sponsored the education of many children in Uganda, helped to build a childrens village, computer programs and other self sustaining projects for them. Dennis is survived by his loving wife Gisele Glazer, three sons, Brian (Sherri) Trollope of Yorkton, SK, Don (Colleen) Trollope of Brandon MB, and Murray (Vicki) Trollope of Medicine Hat, AB. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and two great-grand children, numerous nieces and nephews, a sister Audrey Tripp (Art) of Port Coquitlam, BC, two brothers Keith Trollope (Marg) and Garry Trollope (Donna) both of Brandon, MB. Dennis was predeceased by his father Allan, his mother Hazel and an older brother Vaughn. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloways, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Agape Hospice for their extraordinary loving care during Dennis stay. They were real angels for Dennis final days.
Condolences may be forwarded throughwww.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends wish, a donation can be made to the kidney foundation in lieu of flowers. In living memory of Dennis Trollope, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane, AB dedicated on Sunday, June 5th, 2011 by McInnis & Holloway Funderal Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2V6. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
SHELDON: It is with great sadness that the family of Pearl Sheldon announces her passing on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Funeral Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. A private interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery prior to the service. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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