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HUDY: Paul Edward, July 18, 1923 – November 6, 2010. Paul passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the age of 87 in Calgary, Alberta. Paul was born in Melville, Saskatchewan on July 18, 1923 to Zachary and Mary Hudy. Growing up, Paul was passionate about hockey and tried out for the Melville Nationals, Melville Millionaires, Port Arthur Bearcats eventually playing for the Flin Flon Bombers. Paul worked in Flin Flon and Fort William before enlisting for the Second World War. Due to a hockey injury to his ear, Paul was unable to serve with the Canadian army. He enlisted with the American Airforce where he served as a test pilot until an accident left him hospitalized. Two years later he returned to Saskatchewan to work for North Star Oil. During this time, Paul became in involved in both politics and community events and met Emelia Kot and was married June 30, 1951. Paul remained active in public life while working in Winnipeg and Yorkton for Massey Ferguson and Cockshutt Farm Equipment. In 1960, Paul and his family moved to Brandon, Manitoba where he pursued a career in Real Estate, Life Insurance and Politics. It was here that Paul spent the majority of his life dedicated to serving his community. Notably was his founding of the Knights of Columbus Tournament of Champions with minor hockey. He served as an Alderman, Acting City Mayor, Police Commissioner and was involved in bringing the 1979 Winter Games to Brandon. Paul held many positions with the Knights of Columbus, with Grand Knight and The Faithful Navigator as just some of his achievements. He was also actively involved with St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church. Paul had a deep faith and it was a huge source of his strength and solace and always kept his rosary in his pocket. Paul and Mimi retired and moved to Calgary in 1984 where he continued to serve his community taking part in local charity events such as: Heart & Stroke Fund, In From the Cold and Food for the Hungry. Now retired, Paul was able to perfect his golf game that he dearly loved. Paul was one of those special people you meet once in a lifetime. His personality was larger than life, had a deep booming voice, always a twinkle in his eye and a great story to tell. He was a man giant in stature and character whose presence was truly felt by those around him. Paul is predeceased by his loving wife, Emelia; parents Zachary & Mary Hudy; sisters Pauline & Helena. He is survived by his son Simon (Marion) Hudy; daughters Susan (Tom) Neufeld and Cathy (Gord) Benstead; grandchildren Ben (Magda) Hudy, Alexis (Carter) Evans, Katy Hudy, Kyla, Andrea Bodley, Paul Ellis, Molly, Mimi Neufeld, Matthew, Erin Benstead. Paul is also survived by his brother Frank (Frances) Hudy of Melville, Saskatchewan; sister in laws Dorothy (Norbert) Schultz, Helen Schultz, Lynn Kot and brother in law Ron Abel of Weyburn, Saskatchewan and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24 Avenue NW Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with tea to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Feed the Hungry, Calgary.
SMITH: Alberta Gertrude, age 91, passed away November 1, 2010 at the Souris Personal Care Home. Alberta was born November 10, 1918 in Sherbrooke, Quebec to Vernon and Dorothy Mayhew. Alberta met and married Harold Smith in Timmons, Ontario in 1938. In 1942 Alberta, Harold and Dorothy moved to Souris, the hometown of Harold. Wayne was born in Souris. Alberta was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, she was delighted to be honored at the Legion Auxiliary 50th anniversary and was a member of Rebecca’s, holding offices in these groups, giving freely of her time when she was able. Mom was very talented in many crafts. She taught 4-H sewing, did ceramics, quilted, did many beautiful needlework pictures and knit many articles. She knit scarves for the Christmas hampers in December of 2009. Shortly after Harold’s death Alberta moved into Victoria Park Lodge. She was very proud of her suite at the lodge. She enjoyed her time there, the people and the evening card games. Alberta was predeceased by her husband Harold, her grandson Gary and her brother Donald Mayhew. She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Wallace of Brandon, son Wayne (Ruth) Smith of Souris, four grandchildren, one great granddaughter and her sister Ethel Howard of Sudbury, Ontario. Alberta was admitted to the hospital in early January, then moving into the Personal Care Home in May. Donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o ARHA Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. A graveside service was held at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery on Thursday November 4, 2010 with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Funeral arrangements are with Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home in Souris.
SHURB: Josephine. Born January 4, 1931 in Brandon, Manitoba. Passed away peacefully in her home in Victoria, B.C. on September 25, 2010. Predeceased by her parents, husband John, and long time companion Gordon Hill. Survived by daughter Gerri-Lynn, son John Michael, wife Valerie, daughter Judi and friend Carla, grandchildren Leslie, Karen, John, Amy, and Stanley. Great grandchildren, Sophie and Stoney. A private family service was held in Brandon.
SCALE: With immeasurable sadness we mourn the tragic and sudden death of Richard Davies Scale, on 2nd October 2010, aged 60 years, near Boissevain, Manitoba. He leaves behind his heartbroken family; Nichola, his adoring wife, loving sons, James, Joseph and Francis, daughters-in-law Jana and Emily, sister and brother- in-law Kate and Glynne, and grand-daughter Evelyn. Richard will be remembered by all as a giant in stature and character; a strong man whose presence was truly felt by those around him. With his big grin and the twinkle in his eye he could instantly bring warmth and a jovial atmosphere to any gathering; a larger-than-life character who could not go unnoticed. He fiercely loved and protected his family, greeting every day with an iron handshake and a happy determination to provide for them with seemingly unlimited energy, strength and infectious enthusiasm. He lived by the firm belief that through a thoughtful approach and hard work anything was possible, and he was not afraid to think and dream 'big'. He was a generous and fun host, and a great friend to many; never too busy to lend his considerable help and advice to others, always ready for coffee and a chat, and with an enviable memory for detail that made every encounter truly personal. Richard was born in Haverfordwest, Wales, on January 27th 1950, to George and Margaret Scale of Syke Farm, Walwyn's Castle. He and his sister, Kate, grew up surrounded by the warmth and fun of Pembrokeshire's extensive farming community, and he became involved with many rural organizations and activities during his childhood and youth. These included Pembrokeshire Pony Club, Tiers Cross Young Farmers, North Pembs. Hunt, and the local jalopy racing club. Richard was educated first in the local village, moving on to Selwyn House Prep. School in Tenby and then to Wrekin College in Shropshire where he boarded for his senior years. He worked tirelessly with his father on the busy family farm, moving to his own farm near Pembroke aged 21. Originally his grandmother's charming smallholding, Ford Farm became a thriving, well-run business and a notable landmark under Richard's ownership and management, adding Poyerston dairy farm and a herd of award-winning pedigree Simmentals in later years. Amongst other achievements, his endeavours gained him selection to join the Worshipful Company of Farmer's course at Wye College in 1981. Still making time for off-farm pursuits, Richard was ardently involved with Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society, becoming chief ring steward at the County Show for some years, as well asmaking many new 'town' friends during his years in Pembroke Round Table, of which he became President in 1991. The births of James in 1979 and Joe in 1982, brought the joy of fatherhood to Richard's life, and added new supporting roles in activities such as mini-rugby, motocross, shooting and family trips, with Richard becoming the driver and supervisor of many fun rugby tours and birthday extravaganzas! In 1991, Richard and Nichola met in a real "love at first sight" moment, forging a bond of true life partnership, deep love and respect which prevailed in their future lives together with James, Joe and Francis. Their subsequent marriage and the decision to leave the confines of Welsh Farming in 1996, seeking opportunities under the massive Manitoba skies, heralded his happiest years of adventure, freedom and possibilities, and consolidated the family as they settled on the Minnedosa farm and into Canadian culture. In 2002, Prairie Silage Services was established, for which Richard has been most widely known in recent years, spending hardworking summers with 'the team', travelling throughout southern Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan. As the children moved on with their own lives, Richard and Nichola began to travel more, visiting the boys on the West Coast, as well as indulging theirnew-found enjoyment of winter vacations in hot, sunny countries. Richard would surely say that one of his dreams come true was visiting Joe and Emilyin Uganda last January incorporating a tour of six African Countries! Being 'Grandpa' to Evelyn also brought a new joy to Richard's life and an appreciation to the family for the continuation of life that makes this terrible loss bearable. Richard's funeral service, attended by hundreds of both local and overseas mourners, was held on October 9th at St Marks Anglican Church, Minnedosa, with his interment following in the beautiful hilltop surroundings of Minnedosa Cemetery, where his resting place aptly overlooks fields, the town and the lake. A memorial service will also be held at Carew Cheriton Church, near Pembroke, Wales, on December 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Richard leaves a legacy of wonderful memories, love and respect for his family, strong character and ideals in his three sons, and warmth and friendship for his friends and colleagues. This is truly reflected in the huge kindness that has been shown to the family at this difficult time, and they would like to give their heartfelt thanks to all those who have helped by continuing the silage business, helping in the fields, dropping meals to the house, or simply offering their support and good wishes. Donations in Richard's memory may be made to St Mark's Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Box 784, Minnedosa, Manitoba, R0J 1E0, or in Britain to St. James' Church, Walwyn's Castle, c/o Mr H. Scurlock, Gordy Hall, Littlehaven, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3TT.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
POTTER: Thomas Wesley. With heavy hearts and deepest sadness our beloved husband and father, Thomas (Tom) Potter passed away suddenly on September 8, 2010 at his home in Elgin. Tom was born on Jan 21, 1965 in Arcola, Saskatchewan to Wes and Vera Potter (Thomas). Tom was one of seven children. His family moved to various towns in Manitoba before making their home in Brandon. Tom graduated high school from Crocus Plains High School. Tom held various jobs before beginning his 23 year career with Canadian Pacific Railway as a conductor/trainman. Tom worked until his passing with Canadian Pacific and was extremely proud that in 2007 he obtained his Locomotive Engineer Certification. He enjoyed the many friendships made with his fellow brothers of the railway. He was extremely proud of his work and took great pride in his workmanship. He always ensured that safety measures were followed. In 1998, Tom met Linda (Grieve) and together they spent 10 years in Brandon before moving to Elgin in August of 2008. Tom loved the move to the small community of Elgin and made many friends in the community. In January of 2005 they were blessed with son Liam and in 2007 with daughter, Kassandra. The birth of his children and the time spent with them was truly the most special and important moments of Tom’s life. His world revolved around his children. In May of 2008, Tom was diagnosed with a terminal lung illness and fought courageously with many alternative natural therapies to try and heal and control his illness. His gallant effort will be remembered by his loved ones. Tom was a very generous man who welcomed everyone into his home. Many nieces, nephews and friends have stayed extended periods in his home and all were welcomed with a warm heart, a good meal and laughter. Tom loved family gatherings. His motto always was – the more, the merrier. He often spoke of his childhood and the visits to his grandparent’s farm at Hartney where he and his many cousins enjoyed fun and mischief. Tom had many hobbies but he had extreme passion for hunting and enjoyed his time spent with friends during hunting season. He was looking forward to the day that he could take Liam out hunting. Tom also was extremely interested in tropical fish. He spent many hours raising/breeding fish. He was extremely proud of his discus fish. He also spent many hours woodworking by hand the fish stands for his fish. He also developed a keen interest in gardening when he moved to Elgin. Tom was a member of the Elgin & Area Lions Club, the Elgin Museum board, UCT of Brandon and the Manitoba Wildlife Association. Tom is survived by his wife, Linda and children Liam and Kassandra. Tom is also survived by father- in -law, Gylen Grieve, special aunt and uncle, Raymond and Marjorie Riglin. He is also survived by his six brothers and sisters: Lorena Stewart (Jim), Calvin (Michele), Everett, Thelma, Virginia (Brent) and Muriel. Tom is also survived by Linda’s family, Lori Kemp (Brian) and Curtis (Kendra). Tom is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom is also survived by the Arthurson family of Brandon. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Vera and Wes Potter and mother-in-.law, Faye Grieve. Funeral service was held in Lauder on September 16, 2010. The family would like to thank all who have have shown their support in so many ways during this difficult time. A special thank you to those who have been spending time with the children and helping them cope with the loss of their father.If friends so desire, they may contribute to a trust fund for Tom’s children, Liam and Kassandra. Tom’s greatest wish was that his children would be able to attend university someday. Contributions can be made at any Royal Bank.
We did not know that morning what sorrow the day would bringThe bitter grief, the shock severeTo part with one we loved so dearYou bid no one a last farewellNo chance to say goodbyeYou were gone Tom before we knew itAnd God only knows why.We pray that when you left usThat you knew how much we caredToday, tomorrow, our whole lives throughWe will always love and cherish memories of you.We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain To walk with us throughout our livesUntil we meet again.We love you Tom!
Always loved and in our hearts - Linda, Liam and Kassandra.
MUNRO: Mary Munro (neé Krieger). Following a lengthy illness, Mary died on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Mary was born on March 9, 1931 on the family farm near Esk, Saskatchewan, the eldest of five children born to Wilhem and Erna Krieger. She was predeceased by husband Jim Munro, her parents, youngest brother Norman, and grandson Adam Munro. She leaves to mourn her brothers Art (Joyce), Oscar (Susan), and George (Irene). Four children Marian (Mike) Dodds, Alan (Barbara Jackson) Keil, Jeffery (Cori-Sue) Munro, and Lori-Ann (Stuart) McKechnie, all of Brandon. Mary is also survived by her grandchildren Chris (Larissa) Dodds, Jamie (Aleasha) Munro, Stefanie Munro and Morgan Munro and great-grandchildren Caitlyn Dodds, Juliana Dodds, Zayden Munro and Tyra Munro as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A time of visitation will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jason Zinko officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. The family gratefully declines flowers. If friends desire, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue E., Brandon, MB R7A 1R8, Canadian Red Cross, Unit 3 – 613 – 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G6 or a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
FIEBER: Irma Fieber was granted her angel wings on November 3rd 2010. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family in Hannover, Germany and in the thoughts and prayers of those many friends she touched throughout the 20 years she and Wolfgang lived here in Canada. Irma’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Although Irma was very ill, she gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.  Irma’s hospitality and talents as a wonderful cook and hostess were enjoyed by her many friends and those who stayed at “Irma’s Bed and Breakfast”. She would spend hours making Birthday or Christmas Cards for those she loved so much. Celebrating with the Ladies in “The Birthday Group” was always a favorite of Irma’s.  If you happened to drop by to visit Irma chances are you would find her in her garden where a guided tour a must.
“Irma, God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you; The Day God Called You Home.”
Irma was a very active member of the Brandon Community volunteering with the Brandon Regional Health Authority Ladies Auxiliary, The Inner Wheel and The Nearly New Store. Irma is survived by her loving husband Wolfgang, Daughter Petra, Son Armin and Family and Son Carsten and Family. One of Irma’s last wishes was to thank all of her friends in Canada for all of their Love and Support. A Mass was said for Irma on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010; 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church.
FALK: Ruth Elizabeth (nee Murdoch) June 10, 1919 – November 4, 2010. Ruth Falk, beloved wife of Ed Falk, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Ruth was born June 10, 1919 in Brandon, Manitoba. Ruth married Ed Falk in 1952 and worked for several years in Winnipeg before moving to Calgary. Ruth’s greatest passion was reading, sewing and also enjoyed to go golfing. Ruth is survived by her loving husband, Ed; sons and daughter-in-law, Bruce Falk and Barry and Catherine Falk both of Calgary; grand daughters: Jaimie (Dustin) and their children, Logan and Holly, and Paige Falk (Tyler Honeychurch); sisters, Phyllis Batten and Sheila (Reginald) Treleaven; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, June and Virgil Holmes. Forward condolences through www.hffs.com.Heritage Funeral Services. “Heritage Funeral Home” Telephone: 299-0100.
DUKE: Kathryn (September 27, 1915 - November 3, 2010). Kathryn passed away at the Palliative Care Unit, Red Deer Regional Hospital, in Red Deer, Alberta. She spent the last five years living with her daughter in Red Deer. Kathryn was an avid bingo player, five days a week, if you can imagine. She also loved trips to the casino in Belcourt, North Dakota. For years, she enjoyed bowling and in 1988 bowled in a championship in Carson City - Reno, Nevada. She had busy hands, always knitting something. Kathryn is survived by son Mike (Betty), Coquitlam, B.C.; daughters Doreen, Mesa, Arizona; Virginia, Red Deer, Alberta; grandsons Bill (April), St. Anthony, New Mexico; Dan (Carlena), Red Deer, Alberta; and granddaughter Susan (Ben) Nosara, Costa Rica. She was predeceased by husband Bill in 1985 and earlier by two sisters and four brothers. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kathryn may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CLISBY: Jean Ann (McDonald) passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on October 27, 2010. Born October 4th, 1930 to Cecil and Hazel McDonald at Ninette, Manitoba. Left to mourn her passing are sons Kenneth (Deborah); Donald (Linda); daughters Diane (Boyd) O’Halloran; Janice (Mike) Smith; grandchildren Cheryl (Ken) Parr; Karen (Garry) Couillard; Frank Clisby and partner (Deanna); John (Brianne) and Dennis O’Halloran; Derek and partner (Crystal); Charlie and partner (Andrea); Adam; Kevin and Jamie Smith. Great Grandchildren; Tyler Clisby; Debbie and Abby Couillard; Raymond and Jack O’Halloran; Hunter and Kyle Smith. Jean is also survived by sister Shirley Ward; sisters-in-law Glenna and Lenora McDonald; Ann Hudson, brother-in-law Frederick (Yvette) Clisby; also numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her by her husband Frank, her parents, two sisters Ruth and Inez and four brothers; Morely, Bruce, Ross and Wesley. In keeping with mom’s wishes no funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place and a family graveside memorial will take place at a future date in Ninette cemetery. It was Jean’s wish that she be remembered by those whose lives she touched and for all that she meant to them. She will be sadly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
STUART: Dorothy Stuart passed away after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her son Larry (Linda) Stuart andhis children Tammy (Jeff), Susan, Clint (Claire) and Tom; and by her daughter Cheryl (Roger) Winger and her children, Bart (Candice), Jordan and great granddaughter Suki. Dorothy will also be missed by her extended family, surviving friends and her faithful dog (Lucky). Dorothy was born on October 27, 1919 in Grandview, Manitoba. Her parents, aunts and uncles homesteaded in the Roblin, Grandview and Gilbert Plains area. She had one brother, George Irvan McCrae, who was killed in action in 1944. Dorothy received her complete education at the Grandview District School. In 1941 she married John Stuart. After the war, Johnny worked as a mechanic in Grandview and Gilbert Plains and then in Benito as an electrician. The family moved to Alberta where Johnny worked in the oil fields. In 1956, they purchased the Anglo gas station on the corner of #5 and #366 in Grandview. This became known as "Johnny's Service". Dorothy worked hard managing the station, caring for her children and taking care of her very large garden. In 1989, after Johnny passed away, she moved to Headingley, Manitoba where she lived in her "Granny House" with the Stuart family for 20 years. Her final years were spent in Brandon with Cheryl and Roger. Dorothy had a very positive attitude about life. She always said, " There is no sense in worrying or complaining about things", and she never did. She was also extremely hard working and always exceeded expectations in everything she worked at throughout her life. Dorothy was a very loving and caring person who enjoyed spoiling her family. While living in Headingley, she frequently prepared meals and had them ready as family returned home from work and school. Her grandson, Tom, lived in her home with her for many years. Dorothy loved to spoil him with breakfast in bed! She provided her grandchildren with music lessons and spent countless hours baking for her family and telling stories. She loved to reminisce about her life experiences. She led by example and encouraged her children and grandchildren to work hard, be positive and to be kind to others. Gardening and cooking were two of Dorothy's hobbies and she excelled at them. Fruit trees and flowers flourished in her gardens. She was a wealth of information and took such pride in being able to make even the most stubborn plants grow! Canning and preserving were a labour of love. She loved to pick her own berries and even in 2009 was out picking strawberries and black currants! She made the best pies, cakes, and jams and her family loved them. No celebration or holiday was complete without all of the fixings. Her Christmas pudding was a family favourite. Dorothy was intelligent and witty and always looked for new challenges to keep her mind active. When she wasn't cooking or gardening she enjoyed playing cribbage, spite and malice or a picture puzzle. She looked forward to the Winnipeg Free Press crosswords, crypto-quotes and in recent years even the sudoku puzzles. Dorothy was athletic. She played baseball in her younger years and was passionate about curling. She rarely missed watching the Manitoba curling teams on TV and was actively involved in the sport. She enjoyed curling with her friends and competing in bonspiels in Winnipeg and around the province. She was even in the Golden Girls Provincials when she was in her 70's! Dorothy remained physically active up until the last few months of her life. Even in her late 80s she enjoyed walking to get the newspaper, taking her dog "Lucky" out for a walk in the yard and when no one was looking even climbing on top of chairs to pick apples from her fruit trees. She was a strong woman in many ways and was always determined to continue to do as much for herself as she possibly could. She was very proud of her family and sang their praises every chance she got. They are all so grateful for the support she has given them over the years. She was always there with a smile, a pizza bun, a rhubarb pie or a word of praise. Grandma, we will keep you in our hearts always. You played such a big role in making us who we are. The way you lived your life and the person you were is an inspiration to us all. A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Dorothy's honour to the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0V9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STUART: The death of Dorothy Stuart, widow of John A. Stuart, beloved mother of Larry Stuart and Cheryl Winger occurred in Brandon on November 2, 2010. The Ceremony to Celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Harold Nightingale will officiate. 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.
MILLER: Ella Gertrude Miller passed away October 16, 2010 at Fairview Home in Brandon, with her family by her side. She leaves to mourn her son Ron (Shirley), grandson Neil (Brenda), great-grandsons, Justin and Ryan. Ella was born May 28, 1917 at Justice, MB to Isac and Edith Mitchell. She is survived by two sisters Gwen and Blanche (Bob), two sisters-in-law Mag and Shirley, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Wilfred Miller, Mom and Dad, sisters Eileen, Vera, Beatrice, brothers Stan, Gordon and Cliff. Ella and Wilfred farmed at Justice in 1954, moved to Brandon in 1961, moved to Winnipeg where she resided until going to Fairview Home in 2007. She enjoyed curling and in later years enjoyed her grandson and great-grandsons in rodeo and hockey. Funeral was October 20, 2010, Neepawa United Church. Interment Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa. Urn bearer was great-grandson Justin Miller. In lieu of thank-you cards the family will be making a donation to Fairview Foundation. We ask any donation be made to Fairview Foundation, 4th Floor, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6.
MASHINTER: Selby “Bob” Mashinter of Brandon, beloved husband of Verna, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at the age of 85 years. A funeral service to honor Bob’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined by the family. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 – 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SMITH: Alberta (Bert), age 91 years, beloved wife of the late Harold Smith, mother of Dorothy Wallace and Wayne Smith, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, November 1, 2010. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, Souris on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at the Souris Legion Club room following the service. In memory of Alberta, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o ARHA Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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