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NORRIE: Jean Norrie died unexpectedly at home in Virden at the age of 81 on Sunday, October 28th, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Archie Norrie and loving mother to Joanne, Janice, and Denise. She was born Emily Jean Harrison on August 22nd, 1931. She was the fourth child in a family of five, born to Harry and Mary Harrison. They lived on farm near Isabella, MB, and Jean received her education at Isabella school. After her schooling at Isabella, she lived briefly in Winnipeg, taking Licensed Practical Nursing. She never completed this, as she returned home to Isabella, to help care for her niece, Lynne Harrison, whose mother had died. Jean lived with her brother Charlie, and continued to care for Lynne for more than two years. Jean then taught for one year at River Valley School, east of Virden. She enjoyed her time with her pupils and their families of this small stone school. Jean and Archie were married in the Isabella United Church on November 14th, 1953. Together they raised their three daughters on the farm that had been homesteaded by Jean’s maternal grandparents, Charles and Jane Craig. They lived there until moving to Virden in September of 2005. Jean was predeceased by Archie, her parents Harry and Mary Harrison, brothers Jim, Doug, Charlie (Verna and Isobel), sister Margaret (Allan) Dickie, niece Lynne Harrison Dunitz, and great-niece Cathy-Jo Harrison. She was also predeceased by Archie’s family: parents John and Helen Norrie, brothers George (killed in World War II), Bill (Lois), Gordon, Charlie (Phyllis and Eunice), Cyril, sisters Thelma (Don) Carnegie, Eleanor (Mel) Begg, Cora (Ted) Shier, nephews Don Norrie and Ron Norrie, and niece Lauren Kennedy. Jean is survived by her three daughters: Joanne (Ron) Huberdeau of Isabella, Janice Norrie of Medicine Hat, AB, and Denise (Bernard) Simard of St. Lazare. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren and their families: Leigh (Margaret), Bree-Anne, Jodan, and Aanick Huberdeau of Rainbow Lake, AB; Joel Huberdeau (Barb Kowalzik) of Airdrie, AB; Daniel (Sylvia), Jonah, Jaicee, and Jax Huberdeau of Grande Pointe, MB; Jamie (Tana), Acadia, and Deon Huberdeau of Isabella; Andrea Klassen of Kamloops, BC; Brian Simard and Jared Simard of Brandon, MB and Jenna Simard of St. Lazare, MB. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Jeannine Harrison of Hamiota, Doreen Norrie of Isabella, and Gloria Norrie of High River, AB, brother-in-law Frank (Ruth) Norrie of Surrey, BC, as well as numerous and special nieces and nephews. The celebration of Jean’s life was held in the Isabella Community Church with Linda Clark officiating on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. Her six grandsons were pallbearers and the organist was Marj Barteaux. Her grandson Daniel Huberdeau gave the eulogy, which captured Jean’s love of children. The choir consisted of friends from surrounding communities. The interment was in the Isabella cemetery, followed by a reception in the Isabella hall, served by the ladies of the community. Rae’s Funeral Home of Shoal Lake, MB, was in care of arrangements.
MINAKER: The family of Dorothy “Dot” Minaker, age 87 years, announce that her death occurred on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home. A private graveside service will take place at Brandon Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dot may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
McFADDIN: Katherine “Tina” (Reichert) McFaddin beloved mother of Sandra (Richard) Clark, Jim (Janice) Reichert, Bob (Eneida) Reichert, entered into rest at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home on December 13, 2012 at the age of 93 years. A service will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
McCULLOCH: Meta Mildred Elvira (nee Sinclair). On Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2012, Meta passed away peacefully at the Hartney Community Health Centre, Hartney, Manitoba (her much appreciated home since February, 2001). Meta was born on Nov. 20th, 1906 in the Windygates District, south of Darlingford, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents Angus McPherson Sinclair (1864-1926) and Rachel Wilson (1869 - 1956); adopted brother Eldon Cecil Sinclair (born Thomas Ray) (1898- 1980); brother Milton Clifford Alvin Sinclair (1912-2012); husband William Andrew McCulloch (1898- 1962); husband Goldwin Smith McCulloch (1910-1983); daughter Meta (Mae) MacNair (1936-2008). Meta’s early years were on the family farm at Windygates until her marriage to Willie in 1934, when Meta and Willie started their home in the Kingsley district southwest of Somerset, Manitoba. They raised their family at Kingsley and after Willie passed away in 1962, Meta left the farm. In 1965 Meta married Goldie and they lived on Goldie’s farm near Port Elgin, Ontario until 1967 when they moved to Souris, Manitoba. After Goldie’s passing in 1983 Meta continued to live in their Souris home until 2000 when severe arthritis required that she move to the Hartney Health Centre in 2001. Her first interest was her family. Meta is survived by son-in-law Jim MacNair with daughters Crystal (Gunter) Jochum; Coral (Steve) Meggison; Twila MacNair (Don Smirl), and Onnolee (Jamie) Scharf; daughter Elvira Carlisle with sons Kendall Carlisle (JoAnne), Corey (Nilu) Carlisle, daughter Cora-Lee (Mike)Rice; son Alvin (Jeanne) McCulloch with sons Bryce (Stacee) McCulloch and Christopher McCulloch (Christina). Great grandchildren: Michaela, Fiona, Renate, and Shavaughn Jochum; Sheena, Katie, George, Jillia, and Sarah Meggison; Marissa, Abrianna, and Calli Smirl; Elie, Naomi and Luca Scharf; Kieran and Maaya Carlisle; John Rice; Lucas and Carson McCulloch. Also surviving are sisters’- in - law Ruth Sinclair and Christine Welsh. Meta was active throughout her life with the United Church, the Ladies Aid, and the U.C.W. She was involved with various groups, including, The Manitoba Genealogical Society, The Monarchist League of Canada, Souris and Glenwood Horticulture Society. Meta had a real love of gardening and flowers. The funeral service for Meta was held at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris, Manitoba on Dec. 8th, 2012. Interment will take place at Kingsley Cemetery, near Somerset, Manitoba at a later date. Friends wishing to do so may make donations to the Hartney Community Health Centre, Hartney Manitoba or to St. Paul’s United Church Memorial Fund, Souris Manitoba. Funeral arrangements were by Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home at Souris, Manitoba.
LAZENBY: Marguerite “Rete” Lazenby passed away at the Assiniboine Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 95 years. Born in Millwood, Manitoba on November 28, 1917, Rete worked for the Manitoba Telephone System for twenty-seven years in Russell, Manitoba where she was the Chief Telephone Operator. She lived most of her life in Foxwarren, Manitoba but in the late 1980s she moved to Elgin, Manitoba to live with her sister Venie. In 2000, they both moved to a condo in Brandon where she resided until her death. In her youth, Rete loved all sports and participated in fastball, hockey, tennis, skiing and curling. In her later years she enjoyed watching all sports on T.V. and was a true fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Cardinals. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Elsie Lazenby, five brothers and two sisters. Rete leaves to mourn her passing nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A family graveside service will take place at a later date at the Foxwarren Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
KENNEDY: It is with sadness that the family of David Arnold Kennedy, age 75, beloved husband of Doreen, father of Tim (Mary-Anne), and grandfather of Kiran and Brandon, announce that his death occurred on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial reception at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you treat a friend to lunch and share some memories of Dave. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
JONES: It is with great sadness that the family of Alva D. Jones announce his passing on December 12, 2012 at the Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 90. A memorial service will be held at Killarney United Church on Tuesday December 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Alva may be made to the Parkinson Society Manitoba; 7-414 Weatmount Dr. Winnipeg, MB R2J 1P2
Messages of condolence may be made on-line at
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
VILLERS: Daphne Villers, beloved wife of John and dear mother of John, Mike, Tim and David, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Mass to celebrate Daphne’s life will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jorge Mante as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Daphne may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 327- 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3E5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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JOHNSON: Leslie Paul Johnson (September 26, 1932 – December 6, 2012). It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Leslie Paul Johnson, on December 6, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Les will be lovingly remembered by his brothers Ken, Jack, Clarence, and sister Shirley Gallaugher. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 2002, and by his brother George and sisters Marion and Delores. Les grew up in a small community near Algonquin Park, Ontario called Whitney. There, he worked on the family farm then went off to the logging camps at the tender age of 14. He married the love of his life, Evelyn, and they had five children: son Cary (Karen) and grandson Ryan; son Andy and grandchildren Andrew and Josie Lynn; son Tom and granddaughters Carly and Jennifer; daughter Teresa (Lloyd) Stasila and grandchildren Kylie (Marc), Erin (John) and great grandchildren Lily and Lukas; son Eldon and grandsons Triston and Trayton. He was very proud of his new additions to the family- his great granddaughter Lily and great grandson Lukas. In 1980, he began work with Zenith Paving and after 22 years, at the age of 70, he retired. Les enjoyed time with friends talking about old times playing the accordion. Les loved animals, especially horses. He raised and trained Belgian horses and provided sleigh rides for family, friends and special occasions. Basil, his collie dog, was a great companion to him and he always took him for long runs in the country until he became too sick to care for him. He was very sad when he had to give Basil up. There were many trips across the country, first East to visit his family and friends and then West to visit his son Eldon and his kids Triston and Trayton, whom he adored and referred to them as “sunny boy.” Sometimes he would fly east but his best stories were when he drove with a friend or his daughter Teresa. He was in good company during the trips East with good friend Donny Wood, or heading West with Ron Smithson. Les will be sadly missed by his best friend Bob Ginter, whom he spent countless hours telling old stories to and spending time with. Les thought of Bob as a brother. Les’ big green chair on 1st Street will remain empty but our hearts are filled with joy and happiness for all that knew him. Our father was an extraordinary man, with many family and friends that truly adored him. We will miss his laughter, his stories, his music, his kiss on the cheek but most of all his LOVE. A Celebration of Les’ Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on December 11, 2012 with Arlene Robertson officiating. Donations in memory of Les may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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GREAVES: Clair Henry Greaves passed away December 12, 2012 at Bayside Personal Care home in Killarney. He was born November 5, 1920 in Morton Municipality. He was the only son of Harry and Eva (Birbeck) Greaves. Clair farmed with his parents in the Horton District. He had a special love of horses and spent a lot of time with them. Back then, they used horses for most things, especially cutting and hauling wood in the winter. Clair loved the wilderness and all animals. Clair moved to Boissevain with his parents in 1962. He worked at Drings Lumber after moving to town and worked there until he retired. Clair also liked to go to the Pool Hall in Boissevain and play pool. Clair moved to Westview Lodge in Boissevain in 1983, after his Father passed away. He resided there until 2008, when he moved to the Personal Care Home in Killarney. Clair especially loved going to activities and on any trip in the handi-van. He had his one spot he wanted to sit at when he went to activities, and really like listening to music. Clair was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Eva, his Sister Audrey Rivest, brothers-in-law Pat Rivest and Leonard Tait. Clair is survived by his Sister Marjorie Tait and numerous nieces and nephews. A public graveside service will be held in Boissevain Cemetery on December 17th at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Fr. Peter van der Leelie will officiate the service. Donations in memory of Clair may be made to the Activities department at Bayside Personal Care Home; Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0 or to the Killarney Handi-van.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
BEAUPRE: Della Beaupre (nee Liebel) May 21, 1942 – December 11, 2012. Della passed away peacefully at the New Horizon care home in Campbell River, B.C. She was born in Victoria, B.C., and then resided in Lake Cowichan, B.C.; from there she went to Ninette, MB to work at a Sanitorium for TB. She met Henry a farmer from Dunrea, MB, got married in 1962, lived on the farm until they retired in 1998 and moved to Campbell River, B.C., where she took care of her mother Stella Liebel, who died in 2002. She leaves behind her husband Henry, two daughters Karen Beaupre from Brandon MB and Una Bryce (Lance) from Edmonton, AB, two sons Byron Beaupre (Shauleen) from Killarney, MB and Kevin Beaupre (Thesa) from St. John, NB, eight grandchildren, Drew, Alex, Rebecca, Gabrielle, James, Amanda, Jennefer, Dusty, also one great-grandchild, Reid. She also leaves behind two brothers Brien Liebel (Penny) and Calvin Liebel (Marilyne) of Campbell River. Also many nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. For those wishing, donations in Della’s memory made to the Brain Tumor Society or Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at the New Horizon care home, for all the good care they have given looking after her and for their love and affection. A service will be held on Monday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the Elk Falls Cremation and Reception Centre, Elk Falls Cemetery, Hwy 28 at General Hill in Campbell River, B.C. Father Shane Craig will officiate followed by entombment of her urn in the “Wall of Remembrance,” Elk Falls Crematorium. All are invited to remain for a reception in her honour. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services, Campbell River, B.C. 250-287-3366.
WELLS:Ed, 82 years old, beloved husband of the late Janette Wells, father of Clint, Kim and the late Georgia, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Funeral service will be held at the Hartney United Church on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Ed, donation may be made to the Hartney Golf Course or to the Hartney Fairground Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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VILLERS: Daphne Villers, beloved wife of John and dear mother of John, Mike, Tim and David, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, (204)-727-0694.
ROBERTSON: Dorothy Robertson (nee Haithwaite), age 84, formerly of Boissevain, beloved wife of the late Grant Robertson, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, with her family at her side. She is survived by sons Jim (Tasha) and Bruce (Alina), grandchildren Taylor and Kyle, all of Calgary; Grant’s sister, Margaret Bailey; niece Janice (James) Borin, great-nephews Adriano and Angelo, all of Elmira, Oregon; sister-in-law Dorothy Haithwaite of Wawanesa; brother-in-law Lloyd McDonald of Brandon; and many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and several cousins in England, Manitoba, and British Columbia. She was predeceased by husband Grant (January 2012), father and mother Jim and Nellie Haithwaite of Brandon (formerly of Wawanesa); brothers Bob and Jack (Vi) of B.C., Melvin of Wawanesa; sister Eleanor McDonald of Brandon. A graveside service in memory of Dorothy and Grant will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Boissevain Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dorothy and Grant may be made to the charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made to Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791 or
JURY: Lois Jury. Lois passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Sunday December 9, 2012 at the age of 60. Funeral Service will be held at the Yellowhead Hall Neepawa, MB. at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 15th. Lois touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed by her Family, Health Care Workers, and Friends. Arrangements in care of White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, 204-476-2848.
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