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ADAMSKI: On November 12, 2011, Ramona Caye Adamski peacefully passed away and ended her hard fought battle with Cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Mom was born on July 26, 1928 in MacGregor, Manitoba to Gordon and Marjorie Atkins. The Atkins family relocated to Carberry, Manitoba early in Mom's life. Even from a tender age, Mom was a hard worker, delivering milk from a hand pulled wagon to help support the family through the difficult depression years. As a young teenage girl, Mom left the nest and moved to McCreary and was employed as a live in Nanny to a set of young twins. Time passed and at the age of 15, Mom was ready to venture out once again and she moved to the big city of Brandon, MB and soon found work at the Brandon Mental Health Centre in the kitchens. While working at BMHC, Mom recognized her true calling and successfully completed the set of Psychiatric Nurses courses and began working in the wards with the patients. It was during this time, while she was living in the Nurses residence, that she met and fell in love with her lifelong partner, Tom. Their courtship involved skating at the hospital rink, dances at the Palladium and the Esquire, and fishing (Mom would always catch more fish despite only using a willow stick outfitted with some fishing line)! Mom and Dad made it official and tied the knot on October 1, 1949 at St. Hedwig's Church in Brandon. Soon after they welcomed their first child, Marjorie and then their only son, Tom. While raising two toddlers, Mom and Dad also raised the roof and built the one and only family home. Mom was always so proud of the home they built together which was always full of friends, good food and fun. Later in life, Mom and Dad brought home their last child, Julie. Mom's first passion was her family. She had endless patience for her children - always letting us be involved in whatever she was doing, even if that meant it took her ten times longer to complete her task. Family time was spent going to the Drive-In in our pj's, taking Sunday drives after Church, spending time on the Kaminski farm in Dauphin or just staying home with the extensive Adamski clan. Her second love was her garden, which encompassed the entire yard. Mom always knew we could never eat everything she planted but that was not a concern because she always made sure to pass on fresh veggies to those who did not have them.As much as Mom loved her home, she also loved to travel. There was many a family trip to Hawaii or Disney or a road trip in the station wagon with Mom making sandwiches and handing out cookies from the cargo area.Mom eventually retired from BMHC after a total of 47 years of service, but retirement never slowed her down. She continued to live life to the fullest chasing after her youngest grandchildren well into her late seventies. Mom you gave the warmest hugs and the softest kisses and we miss you dearly.Mom is survived by her husband, of 62 years, Tom, daughter Marjorie (Leo) Bojarski, son Tom (Louise) and youngest daughter, Julie (Darren) Hughes. Grandchildren, Dennis Bojarski, Paula (Clayton) Canart, Aiden and Noah Hughes. Her brothers Jim, Melvin, Morris and sister, Emily Coutu. She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Marjorie Atkins, sister Sylvia Espey and father and mother-in-law, Peter and Rose Adamski. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Pallbearers were Michael Adamski, Mark Adamski, Dennis Bojarski, Darren Hughes, Clayton Canart and Aiden Hughes. Interment has taken place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mom may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
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JACKSON: Lloyd Coleridge. There will be a memorial service celebrating his life at the Bethel Christian Assembly on December 9, at 11:00 a.m.
PHILLIPS: Randy, 61 years, beloved husband of Elaine Phillips, father of Karen, beloved son of Joan and the late Sid Phillips, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday November 23, 2011. Funeral service will be held at St. Pauls United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday November 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Souris Legion Clubroom. In memory of Randy, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund, c/o ARHA, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.Expression of sympathy may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORMAN: After a brief illness and with family by his side, Barry William Forman passed away peacefully at his home in Victoria, BC on November 17, 2011. His calm and courageous acceptance of the cancer that so quickly overtook his body made his last weeks a memorable time of family togetherness; sharing stories, tears, joys, and above all, love. He left us in peace. Barry was born on July 30, 1943, the only son of Lorne and Minnie Forman and was raised in Rivers, MB with his sisters Nanette, Lorna, Judy and Denyse. On June 20, 1964 he married Bette Anderson and together they raised three gifted children, Kent (b.1965), Shauna (b.1968), and Jason (b.1971). Barry and Bette also lovingly accepted the responsibility of raising Bettes two younger sisters, Vicki and Suzan, who lived with them at their home in Rivers from 1966 until their high school graduations. Barry attended Rivers Collegiate and obtained a B. Science and B. Education from Brandon University while moonlighting on the CKX noon TV show with the band, The Country Gentlemen, and later, The Western Union. He entered the field of education as a science teacher with the Rolling River School Division at Rivers Collegiate, and soon became the divisions Science Coordinator. Music played a large role in Barrys life. He was a skilled fiddler, bass guitarist and accordion player: a sought-after performer and recording artist who toured frequently with son Kent as a fiddling duo. Kent was, for a time, a professional violinist and Barrys daughter, Shauna, thrives at song writing and mentoring young musical talent. Forman Motors (Not that far from you) was launched in 1973. Barry worked tirelessly for his fledgling business, which would eventually grow to include Forman Ford in Dauphin (1983) and Northland Ford in The Pas (1993). Barrys passion for aviation led to his acquiring his Pilot License and first private airplane in 1976. Ever the educator, he passed on his love of flying to his youngest son, Jason, now a Senior Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong, and his love of business to his oldest son Kent, owner of Forman Honda and Forman Mazda in Brandon, MB. In 2009, Barry retired from business and relocated to Victoria, B.C. Barry was predeceased by his father Lorne (1978), his mother Minnie (1991), and sister-in-law Vicki Broughton (2005). Left to mourn this great loss are his former wife Bette Anderson of Victoria with whom he had reunited, son Kent (Naomi) and their daughters Ava and Anne of Brandon, daughter Shauna and her son Joshua Graham of Calgary and son Jason of Hong Kong. He will also be sadly missed by his four sisters: sister Nanette of Victoria and her children Maureen Landa-McGavin (Doug) and Ryan Landa (Valerie), sister Lorna Short (Gerry) of Rapid City, sister Judith of Victoria and her daughter Sarah Svensson, and sister Denyse of Virden and her daughter Alexandra. He also leaves to mourn Suzan Ramsey (Don) and their daughter Lexa, nieces Brodie Anderson (Brock) and Jena Banville (Bert), step-daughters Marcia Kyle and Gennyne McCune and their mother Lesley, four great-nephews, many cousins and extended family. A memorial service to celebrate Barrys life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, in Brandon, MB on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In memory of Barry, please tell your loved ones over the age of 50 that a routine bi-annual colonoscopy saves lives. It would have saved his.
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JACKSON: Lloyd Coleridge passed away on November 22, 2011 at BRHC. Lloyd was born on January 13, 1930 in Treesbank, Manitoba, the eldest child of Harold and Fanny (Coleridge) Jackson. Lloyd is predeceased by his parents, and brother Harold. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Agnes (nee Casselman), children: Mark and David of Winnipeg, Laura of Burlington, Ontario, sister Bernice (Peters), brother-in-law Fred, sister-in-law Josephine and many nieces and nephews. Lloyd graduated from U of M with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. He taught school in Napinka, Pathhead, Nesbitt, Moline, Alexander and Brandon, Manitoba. A Celebration of Life service at Bethel Christian Assembly will be arranged at a future date. Interment will be at Methvan Cemetery. Arrangements will Brockie Donovan, Brandon. Flowers are gratefully declined. In memory of Lloyd, donations can be made to a charity of choice.
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LUPTON: Mayme Evelyn Lupton (Nee Huxley). Peacefully on November 19, 2011, Mayme passed away at the Carberry Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. She leaves to mourn her daughter Peggy (Greg) Wladyka and daughter- in-law Bernice Lupton. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB with Rev. Min Ho officiating. Following the interment, lunch will be served at the Carberry Legion Hall. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Carberry Community Foundation, Box 807 Carberry, MB, R0K 0H0.
MATHESON: Passed away at the Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney MB, on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at the age of 83 years, Gordon Neil Matheson, of Killarney, formerly of Belmont MB. Gordon leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Janet (nee Cumming), daughters Pamela Matheson of Hanover Ont., Tannis (Kelly) Cluchey of Bradford Ont., grandchildren Ashley & Tyler Cluchey, sisters Rene Gordon of Winnipeg, & Joan Dubyts of Belmont, as well as numerous extended family members. Gordon was predeceased by his first wife Patricia in 2000. A Celebration of Gordons Life will be held on Friday November 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm in the Killarney United Church with Rev. Cole Grambo officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome. Interment will take place at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont MB. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Gordons memory to the Tri Lake Palliative Care Fund, Box 5000, Killarney MB or to the Killarney United Church Memorial Fund, Killarney MB R0K 1G0.
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MULHOLLAND: In loving memory of Enid Muriel Mulholland of Killarney, Manitoba. Enid died on November 22, 2011 at the Tri-Lake Health Centre in Killarney at the age of 70. A memorial service will be held at the Killarney United Church on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Cole Grambo officiating. Private interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Enid may be made to the Tri-Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund designated towards Lifelong Learning; Box 5000, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
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LUPTON: Mayme Evelyn Lupton (Nee Huxley). Peacefully on November 19, 2011, Mayme passed away at the Carberry Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. She leaves to mourn her daughter Peggy (Greg) Wladyka and daughter- in-law Bernice Lupton. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, MB with Rev. Min Ho officiating. Following the interment, lunch will be served at the Carberry Legion Hall. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Carberry Community Foundation, Box 807 Carberry, MB, R0K 0H0. Seasons Funeral Chapel, Oak Bank, MB in care of the arrangements, 204- 444-5444.
STRATH: It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother, Jean Isobel Strath on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Souris Health Centre. Mom was born on August 14, 1930 in Pense, Saskatchewan, the middle child of Wallace and Euphemia Thomson. She was very proud of her Saskatchewan heritage and endured many ribbings from the family because of it. She was predeceased by her brother Douglas and is survived by her sister, Margaret of Victoria. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor in Home Economics in 1951 and worked for the Department of Agriculture Extension Service as one of the first home economists stationed in rural Manitoba. She married our dad, Bill Strath, in July 1952 and since it wasnt acceptable for a married woman to work full time for the government, she gave up her career to raise a family. She was able to make further use of her education by judging at fairs, teaching clothing classes and participating as a head leader of the Souris 4-H Club. She started her second career with Statistics Canada in 1969 and worked on every Census until the late 80's. In 1976 she entered the political field running as a Liberal MLA in the Brandon Killarney bi-election against Premier Sterling Lyon. She did not win but felt it was important to offer choices to the voters! She ran again the next year in the general election. In the late 70's she hosted a daytime radio talk show on CKX Radio in Brandon. In 1980, Mom and Dad moved to Winnipeg when dad was elected to the board of Manitoba Pool Elevators. Mom loved living in Winnipeg. From this she enjoyed the many events and trips they took for his work. She hated flying and would far rather drive to the destination but still managed to visit Australia and Europe. She loved spending part of her winters in Arizona. Mom was a pioneer for many things and it was thanks to her commitment that Souris now has a Kindergarten program that she helped initiate in 1958 the first cooperative program in Manitoba. She was instrumental in starting a band program at Souris School. She even tried her hand at retail, opening a womans clothing store in Dauphin and Brandon from 1979-82. She loved curling and even though she never played very often herself, was a huge supporter of her son and grandchildrens games. She and dad enjoyed traveling to the Brier and even attended the world curling in Switzerland. She was also a huge football fan and even though her eyesight failed her in later years, she sat close to the TV, arguing about the calls and cheering on her team. We all know she would be so proud of her Bombers going to the Grey Cup! She is survived by her husband Bill, daughters Marnie (Bob), Barb (Cal), Jennifer, and son Jim (Val), her nine grandchildren, Shannon (Brad), Jillian (Grant), Meghan, Sheena (Tom), Connor, Hamish, Joe (Shay'le), Kaileigh (Cody), Gavin (Brandi) and four great grandchildren, Lachlan, Sawyer, Piper and Lennon. Mom fought a valiant fight against lung cancer and was thrilled to have been able to attend her granddaughter's wedding in June. Thank you Dr. Stone! Mom often said the greatest love on earth is the love of a parent for her child and she believed this extended to grandchildren - she loved us all unconditionally. We love you too mom and we'll miss you. In accordance with Mom's wishes there will be no formal service. However, friends can join the family at a graveside service on Friday, November 25th at 2:00, followed by a celebration of her life at 3:00 at the Souris Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or the Town of Souris Beautification Fund.
WYTHE: John Alfred Arthur Wythe; beloved husband of Joyce; father of Helen (Rod), John, Janet, Faye (Bryan); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 79 years of age. A service to celebrate Johns life will be held at the Miniota Community Hall, Miniota, MB, on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM. No interment will take place at this time. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Johns memory to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9; the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; or to a charity of ones choice. Messages of condolence to the family can be sent via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
FORMAN: Barry Forman of Victoria, BC, formerly of Rivers, MB, passed away in Victoria on November 17, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 727-0694.
PHIPPS: Hazel Eileen passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon on November 18, 2011. Complete obituary information to follow.
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STRATH: Jean, 81 years, beloved wife of Bill Strath, mother of Marnie, Barb, Jim and Jennifer, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery Souris, Manitoba on Friday November 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of Jeans life at the Souris Legion Clubroom at 3:00 p.m. In memory of Jean, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund c/o Town of Souris Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAMMOND: On Sunday, November 13th, 2011 at Fairview Home in Brandon, Melvin Lyle Hammond slipped peacefully away in the company of his loving family at the age of 89 years. Mel was born May 28th, 1922 in the community of Westhall, Manitoba, midway between Deloraine and Hartney, in the farmhouse built by his grandfather. He was the eldest child of Harry and Annie (Reid) Hammond, brother of Fern (Merle Maguire), Jack (Eva) and Marie (Jack Huxley). Mel farmed with his father until a new school teacher at Coxworth School caught his eye. He married Edna Jones of Brookdale on November 21, 1951 and the couple farmsteaded a mile south of Mels parents. Mel and Edna raised three children: Karen (Bruce Masterman), Keith (Barb) and Gwenda. They closely followed the lives and achievements of their grandchildren: Chelsea and Sarah Masterman; Alex, Sydney and Kelly Hammond; and Matthew and Hannah Gauley. When their daughters moved to High River, Alberta and St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Mel and Edna travelled regularly to visit. Ednas work with the Manitoba Womens Institute also took them on trips to Newfoundland, Kansas and Ireland, and their enrolment in Practical Politics took them to Ottawa and Washington (DC). They also enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, Florida, Mexico and Arizona over the years. Like his father, Mel became a regular delegate to the annual Manitoba Pool Elevator meetings in Winnipeg. He and Edna worked hard to improve their farm, building a new home in 1967, planting a windbreak of trees and winning a Farm Improvement Award. Farming was a lifelong passion for Mel. He was mechanically inclined and very adept at repairing and modifying machinery. Although Mel and Edna officially retired from farming and moved to Brandon in 1986, Mel continued to join Keith and Barb on the farm for seeding and harvest for many years. As a young man, Mel played hockey and baseball and continued to enjoy curling and golf long into retirement. He loved music, from Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, to Tommy Hunter and Don Messer, and he and Edna always enjoyed a night of dancing with their friends. When Regent United Church closed, they joined Deloraine United Church where Mel became a steward. After retiring to Brandon, they joined Central United Church. Mel will be remembered as a kind, loving gentle man. Mel was predeceased by his parents and sister, Fern. He leaves to mourn his wife, Edna, their three children and spouses, seven grandchildren, brother Jack, sister Marie and many relatives and friends. Mel and Edna would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 21, 2011. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of Fairview Home for the wonderful care they have provided since Mel and Edna took up residence. A funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, highway 1A west of Brandon. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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