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JEAN Gawiuk of Sandy Lake passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Minnedosa Health Centre, at the age of 89 years. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sandy Lake Community Hall. The interment will follow in the Sandy Lake Municipal Cemetery. Pastor Nathaniel Picklyk will officiate. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160
BURTON: Elizabeth “Betty” Catherine Burton of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on July 26, 2010 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Minnedosa Cemetery with luncheon to follow at the Minnedosa Legion Club Room. Donations may be made a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
MELNYK: The death of Tim Melnyk, dear father of Terri and Lori occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Prayers willbe said at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Donations may be made in memory of Tim to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Western Manitoba Cancer Center Project or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GIBB: Rowena Gibb. Peacefully on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Lion’s Prairie Manor, Rowena Gibb (Sherritt) of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Jack Gibb, passed away at the age of 88 years. Funeral Service will be held at the Trinity United Church on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Beth Kerr officiating Interment will be held in the Oakville Cemetery on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:00 am, those wishing to follow in the procession can meet at the Omega Funeral Home at 10:30 am. Friends may call for a time of visitation on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Omega Funeral Home. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in Rowena Gibb’s name to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, Lion’s Prairie Manor Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or a charity of one’s choice. A tribute DVD in memory of Rowena Gibb will be produced by the Omega Funeral Home, condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site “Dedicated to those we serve”.
ANDERSON: Bud Anderson of Melita passed away at the Brandon General Hospital on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the age of 83. He was predeceased by his parents Levi and Elsie (Forsberg) Anderson; daughter Patricia Barker; sisters Florence Brown and June; sisters-in-law Florence and Lilian; brothers Earl and Hilton; brothers -in-law Jock Amos, Paul Brown and Ken Parham. Bud is survived by his wife Beth; son-in-law Rick Barker; granddaughter Nicole (Ryan) Tilbury and their children: Kylan, Cole, Alivia, and Claire; grandson Shawn and his son Shane; three brothers: Clair (Dorothy), Duane (Sharon) and Vilas (Vivian); two sisters Doreen Martin and Wanda (Jim) Lees; sister -in-law Ann Parham; also numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service to celebrate Bud's life will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:00am from the Melita Cemetery, Melita, Manitoba with Reverend Mark Murray officiating. Donations may be given to the Melita Palliative Care Fund Box 459 Melita, Manitoba, R0M 1L0 or to the Christ Church Anglican Box 329 Melita, Manitoba, R0M 1L0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.
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MILTON: Albert Edward (Ed) April 26, 1930 - July 21, 2010. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Milton on July 21, 2010 at the age of 80 years. Ed passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Rosedale Hospice after a lengthy illness. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 58 years, Muriel; five children and their spouses, Doug and Colleen Milton, Lorraine and David Smith, Sharon and Dan Wirzba, Dave and Bev Milton, Carolyn and Philippe Reicher; eight grandchildren, Ben (Shanna) Milton, Eric (Lisa) Milton, Jamie and Andrew Smith, Steve Wirzba, Sharaya Milton, Jean-Luc and Nastassia Reicher; and two greatchildren, Alex and Abby Milton. Ed was born in Fernie B.C., the eighth of nine children, and grew up in the Peace River region of northern Alberta where he married Muriel Frederickson in 1952. After studying at the University of Alberta and McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, he enjoyed a long and varied career that included time in Bolivia, many years as Assistant Principal at the Baptist Leadership Training School in Calgary, and several years as Pastor at Altadore Baptist Church. Ed returned to full-time university studies at the age of 50, obtaining his PhD in Religious Studies at McMaster University. He enjoyed sixteen fulfilling years teaching at Brandon University before retiring at the age of 70. He and Muriel then moved back to Calgary to be close to their family. Ed valued and enjoyed family and friends, learning and teaching, other cultures and languages, music, sports and the natural world. He was a man of integrity and an inspiring and warm-hearted teacher who was held in high regard by all who knew him. His compassionate nature and genuine interest in others will be fondly remembered by all those whose lives he shared. A Memorial Service will be held at Altadore Baptist Church, (4304 – 16 St S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Wednesday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the A.J.D. Milton Memorial Scholarship Fund at Brandon University (270 – 18 St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9), a scholarship established by Ed in his father’s memory, or to the Rosedale Hospice (920 – 7A St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2M 3J3).
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The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. J. Lategan and nurse Belinda at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and to the staff and volunteers at the Rosedale Hospice for their compassionate care and support. Arrangements in care of Evan J. Strong Commemorative Services, (403) 265-1199.
TOWNSEND: With her family by her side to the end, it is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Rena Lyn Townsend (nee Campbell), her battle with cancer ended July 14, 2010. Rena is survived by: her loving husband Bud and parents Bill and Evelyn; two children, Larry (Melanie) four grandchildren, Kiya, Bryer, Kynesha, and Wyllow and a daughter Melissa and grandson Zachary. She also leaves, brother Tom (Rae), nieces, Debbie (Scott), Brenda (Rob), brother-in-law Larry (Carol) nieces, Melanie and Jacqueline and four great nieces, Rebecca, Ava, Maggie-Rae and Bella and two great nephews, Cory and Jacob. Each had a special place in her heart. Family was always important to Rena. Rena was born in Killarney, Manitoba in 1952. She lived on a farm until 1967, when Bill changed careers and moved to town. She started her schooling in the Oakridge School Division and completed her high school at Killarney Collegiate. Rena had several summer time jobs, working as a waitress for the Erin Inn Hotel and the drive in restaurant. Everyone loved to have her as a waitress because she was always so cheery. She met her true love Bud at the log cabin which was located at the Souris turn off on the number 10 highway. They moved to Brandon and were married July 7, 1979. Rena gained more than just a husband that day; she became a Mom to Larry and Melissa. Rena was a stay at home Mom for the first seven years, followed by selling clothing, jewelry and even motorcycles before she found her calling at the Dinsdale Nursing Home in 1986. Working as a housekeeper for the first number of years and then applied for the position in the maintenance department. Her first priority in the nursing home was the residents whom she dearly loved, and their well being came first before anything else. She always maintained that the staff was a guest in the resident's house and that the staff should treat their home with respect. Rena could cover more area in one day than most could cover in a week. She had a very high level of energy and she always had a desire to learn on the job. Rena was an animal lover, with her beloved cat Merlin topping the list. Two of her favorite past times were being with family during Flywheel and gambling. She would talk Bud into taking her on a gambling trip which would involve, Casinos in Minnesota, Ontario and Manitoba. She always seemed to do quite well when it came to gambling. We hope she is looking on us now and sharing the luck. Rena struggled with illness through most of her adult life. In 1980 she took very ill and started losing weight, not knowing what it was and after seeing many doctors. A doctor in Killarney suspected she had Crohn's disease, it was not common at the time and few people knew what it was. He sent her to a specialist in Winnipeg who later confirmed the diagnosis. Rena suffered for many years and many operations refusing to allow the disease to get the better of her, always wanting to get back to work. This last Christmas, she developed a cough and was treated for bronchitis and pneumonia. In the first of March she was diagnosed with lung cancer. In her final days, her son Larry was by her side every day along with best friends, Donna Mosson and Beryl Fardoe. Donna was her confidante, Beryl raised her spirits and Larry was her rock. She had all her family by her side as she said good bye. She was small in size but had a large presence and will leave a lasting impression with all of us.
We love you so much Rena, you will forever be missed.
Thank you to the care givers at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and special thank you to the nurses on the 3rd floor Palliative Care Unit where Rena and family received great care and support! The Ceremony to Celebrate Rena's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, July 17, 2010 with Capt. William Preston and Major Velma Preston officiating. Interment followed in the Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
THOMSON: The death of David John "Jack" Thomson occurred at the Rivers Hospital, on Monday, July 12, 2010. Jack was born in Souris, Manitoba April 18, 1930, the eldest son of Bill and Olive Thomson. He grew up on the family farm north of Souris with his brothers, Norm and Don. His education began in a country school in South Beresford, followed by high school in Souris. Jack began his career with the Royal Bank and worked in several communities, retiring in 1984 in Rivers. In 1955, he married Shirley Stevenson and they raised five children. Shirley passed away in 1979. In 1983, he married Joan Worden and they were happily married for twenty-seven years. He had a great love for family that grew with every new addition. He had a place for them all in his heart. After retirement, he always hoped for a call to the farmto help with seeding or harvest. He was always there for a friend or neighbor, especially in winter with his snow blower. He was well known for his shuttle services for friends and grandchildren who needed last minute rides. Jack loved nature and waited every spring for the return of the purple martins and the arrival of the crocuses. His favorite hobby was working in his yard, especially with his roses. His trips down town usually resulted in numerous visits with people and the opportunity to tell his stories with friends and neighbors. In his earlier years he enjoyed curling and golf. Jack is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Gord (Elizabeth), Janis (Rick), Joyce (Jack), Bill (Dani), David (Cindy) and step-children; Pat, Brian (Lynne), Terry (Grant) and Jory (Steve). There are twenty-four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Olive, a brother, Don Thomson, his first wife, Shirley and a granddaughter, Julie Stefanson. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jack's Life was held at the Rivers United Church on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Glenda Beauchamp officiated. Interment followed in the Rivers Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jack to Riverdale Palliative Care, Box 428, Rivers, Manitoba R0K 1X0. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
THOMPSON: The family of Bessie Thompson, 92, of Brandon, formerly of Forrest, sadly announces her passing Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Brandon Regional Health Centre Mum was predeceased by her husband Lorne in 1975, andby her daughter Margaret Dmyterko in 2006. She is survived by daughters, Linda Burnell (Al Gray), Helen Weitman (George), and son, Frank (Jenny), andson-in-law, Syd Dmyterko. Her memory is also treasured by six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. A service to celebrate our mother's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Bessie to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Complete obituary will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RINGASH: Clifford Joseph Ringash of Brandon passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Cliff was born in Portage la Prairie, the son of John and Mary Ringash (deceased). He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anne; daughter Dr. Jolie Ringash and her husband Dr. Glen Bandiera of Toronto; a brother Ernie, wife Josephine and their children Tracy, Todd and their families. There are several in-laws, nieces and nephews from Anne's family. Cliff joined the militia, the 26th Field Regiment Portage la Prairie, when he was 16. He was an active member until the age of 28, attaining the rank of Sergeant, gunnery. Cliff moved to Brandon in March, 1963 to join the Brandon Police Service, proudly serving the citizens of Brandon for 33 years. At one point in his career he was the firearms instructor, spending time teaching safe gun practices to members of the newly formed DOTC as well as members of the Brandon Police Service. He was promoted through the ranks, retiring as Staff Sergeant. His retirement years were spent travelling, helping Anne fulfill her dreams to see the world. Cliff was an accomplished wood craftsman and carver, a great dance partner, camper, fisherman, and collector of old stuff. Cliff was a faithful husband, devoted father and loyal friend, especially to Shane who became the son he never had. At his request there will be no service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation in Cliff's remembrance to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9, (Cure Cancer in our Lifetime Fund) or a charity of one's choice. Thefamily acknowledge with gratitude the care and compassion shown by Dr. P. Van Rensberg, Dr. Barry Riche and Dr. Gauthier in Emergency; staff on Station 2, Brandon Clinic and all those ladies in the day hospital.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PANCHUK: The death of Elsie Irene Panchuk occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 23, 2010. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, Brandon on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen. Interment will follow at the Sandy Lake Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Sandy Lake, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MILES: David “Dave” Frederic Miles. The death of Dave Miles occurred on Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family by his side. Dave is survived by his wife Gerry; sons Ray and Mike (Bev); daughter Lori (Rob) Pope; grandchildren Emily and Aiden; and sister Nancy (Ted) Risebrow of Victoria, BC. He was predeceased by his parents Doris and Jack Miles, sister Sharon Gill, and brother Jerry Miles. Dave was born October 20, 1944 in Paris, Ontario, attending elementary and high school there. He joined the Canadian military right after high school and was posted to Shilo, Manitoba. Dave met Gerry while in Shilo and they were married in 1965. After leaving the military, he worked at Pioneer Electric then Inventronics for the next 30 years. After leaving Inventronics, Dave started his own business: “Wheat City Home Inspections”. Dave was very successful and extremely proud of this venture. He was forced to retire in September 2009, because of his health. Over Dave’s 65 years of life he enjoyed a variety of interests. His love of boat building started at the early age of 13 when he built his first boat; Dave would later become a very proficient boat builder handcrafting three boats for his children; the first being a 16 foot cedar strip canoe, followed by a 16 1Ž2 foot touring kayak and a classic row boat. In addition to boats Dave enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes. Dave played hockey throughout his active life and was one of the founding members of the Rob Roy’s Old Timers Hockey Club. Dave was an avid snowmobiler and enjoyed many good times and adventures with his best friends Rod and Gary; from fixing the snowmobiles to chopping them out of a frozen pond. Friday night was ‘beer night’ in the garage with his friends and neighbors. One of Dave’s passions was mountain bike riding. Dave was motivated and intrigued by Lance Armstrong and his Live Strong Foundation. Dave lived his remaining days dedicated to the motto “LIVE STRONG”. Keep riding Dave!
We love you and will always miss you.
Love, Gerry, Kathleen (Ma), Ray, Mike, Bev, Lori, Rob, Emily, Aiden. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 – 18th Street North on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Josh Taylor will officiate. Private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. The Urn Bearer will be eldest son Ray Miles, honourary pallbearers will be Rod Atkinson and Gary Denbow. Friends who desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Dave to the Manitoba Lung Association, #8, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McMILLAN: Georgina "Mae" McMillan. Peacefully on July 21, 2010 in Brandon Hospital with Bob, Lin, and Kathy at her side. She will be lovingly remembered by sister Marge (Emile Campbell), son Bob (Lin), daughter Dianne (Garth Sumner), 4 grandchildren Karen (Rob Tokar), Kathy (Kevin Nicol), Guy (Shawna) Sumner, and Jennifer Sumner, 5 great grandsons Evan, Adam, Nolan, Brody, and Devan, a very special niece Pam (Leigh Bennett, and much loved nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and at her request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
You can remember herAnd only that she is goneOr you can cherish her memoryAnd let it live on.You can cry and close your mindBe empty and turn your backOr you can do what she would wantSmile, open your eyes, love and go on.
MACAULAY: The death of Gordon "Allan" occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Funeral Ceremony to Celebrate Allan's Life will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The Very Rev. Robin Walker of St. Matthew's Anglican Cathedral will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Allan to the Special Olympics Westman, Box 20149, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8 or to Hand Crafter, Box 1116, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0. Complete obituary information to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LEE: Clifford Brian. On June 30, 2010, Brian lost his battle against cancer. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Bev, daughters Cara (Jason) Clifford and Erin (Drew) Harding, and his son Cody. Brian was adored by his grandchildren, Kenna, Roan, Maddox, Jax, and Declan. He will be greatly missed by his sister, Linda (David) Blacquiere of North Rustico, P.E.I., as well as his in-laws, the Dodd family of Souris, Manitoba. The family would like to extend our deepest thanks to friends and family for their support throughout his illness and passing, as well as to the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks, Alberta, for the excellent care the staff provided Brian with during his final days. A memorial celebration of Brian’s life was held in Calgary, Alberta on July 6, 2010.
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