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JAY: Donald “Tuff” Wilber Jay; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 85 years of age. Don was predeceased by his parents Charles and Marguerite Jay; brothers Jiggs, Ken and Bob; sisters Joyce (Ray) McEwing and Bernice Chedore; brother in-law Bill Gallinger. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Louise; sons David (Karissa) and Ross; brother Bradley (Thelma); sister Verna Gallinger; sister in-law Fran Jay and numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at the Kenton Memorial Hall, Kenton, MB, on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in the Ancrum Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Don’s memory to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118, Kenton, Manitoba, R0M 0Z0.
Messages of condolence can be placed through the obituary at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
SKARDAL: Norman Stanley Skardal Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Saturday October 1, 2011 at the age of 81 years, Norman Stanley Skardal of Baldur, Manitoba. Norman leaves to mourn his passing his daughter Lauren (Gordon) Jones & son Alan (Belinda) Skardal, daughter- in-law Donna Skardal all of Baldur, six grandchildren Stefanie (Brynn), Christopher, Ryan (Christine), Jenna (Bryan), Donalee (Scott), Darrick (Debbie), three great grandchildren Lachlan Spencer, Abigail & Madalyn as well as numerous extended relatives & friends. Norman was predeceased by his wife Donna, nee Christopherson, (2007), son Stan (2000), brother Albert (1997), father Kris (1979) & by his mother Una (1934). A Celebration of Norman’s life will be held on Thursday October 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Baldur Memorial Hall with Pastor Don Miller officiating. A Family Interment will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Norman’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Brandon Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the Baldur & Area Endowment Fund, Box 40, Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0 or to a charity of one’s choice.For on line condolences please visit Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
LAKIN: Mollie Lakin, age 86 years of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, passed away September 28, 2011 at the Prairie Pioneers Lodge, Swift Current. The funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from St. Stephen's Anglican Church, with Reverend Jonathan Hoskin officiating. The eulogist's were: Heather Probe, Jody Tonnies, Kim Hunchak and Corrine Haygarth. The pallbearers were: Ethan Tonnies, John Bokkel, Andrew Bokkel, Rob Wiebe, Miles Jarvin and Mark Adamski. Mollie is survived by her children: Eric (Jacqueline) Lakin, Swift Current, SK; Terry (June) Lakin, Yorkton, SK; grandchildren: Heather (Shawn) Probe, Kim (Dave) Hunchak, Jody (Norman) Tonnies, Corrine (Darren) Haygarth. Ten great grandchildren: Ethan Tonnies, Jackson Tonnies, Avery Tonnies, Luke Probe, Nile Probe, Ava Probe, Alyssa Hunchak, Brendan Hunchak, Matthew Haygarth, Blake Haygarth; one step great grandaughter Sydney Haygarth; three sisters: Joyce Adamski, Jacqueline (Clem) Jarvin, Greta Miles and numerous neices and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Florence Miles, husband Eric Lakin (2005), sister Irene Tuitert, great nephew Christopher Bokkel, brothers-in-law: Walter Bokkel, Martin Tuitert and Micheal Adamski (Sr.) Mollie was born May 29, 1925 in Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England. She attended school in Hemsworth and on June 30, 1945 was united in marriage to Eric Lakin in England. The couple emigrated to Canada with two young sons. Mollie was employed at the Brandon Mental Hospital, Brandon, Manitoba for 25 years. The family moved to Swift Current in 1975 and a few years later she was employed at the Swift Current Care Centre until her retirement in 1990. Due to failing health she became a resident in the Prairie Pioneers Lodge in 2005, where she resided until her passing. Her special interests and hobbies included: becomming a Cub Scout Leader, bowling, knitting, playing games, especially scrabble. She loved baking and visiting with friends and she especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren. Memorial donations in her memory to the Prairie Pioneers Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 1-306-773-8831; 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at and express your sympathy to family members in our book of condolences.
JEREMIC: Nickolas Jeremic passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Nickolas was born in Carlyle, Saskatchewan July 25, 1936, moving to Windsor, Ontario, and later to Toronto where he worked. In the late sixties he moved to Brandon where he resided until his passing. He was predeceased by his wife Laverne on August 25, 2008, his father John Jeremic 1971, his mother Midora in 1982, sister Vera Pepper in 2000 and his brother Murray in 2007. He is survived by his son John Jeremic (Darlene) of Waterford, Michigan, daughter Janet (Kelvin) of Mississauga, Ontario, 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers, Victor (Bernice) of Victoria, BC, Alex, and Joe (Ann) of Brandon, 2 sisters Doris (Ken) of Chestermere, Alberta, Ann (Richard) of Notre Dame, Manitoba, many nieces and nephews. Nick will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make a donation to the Salvation Army.
CAMPBELL: It is with sadness the family of Lee-Anne Campbell, beloved wife of Bill, announce her passing on Thursday, September 29, 2011. A Celebration of Lee-Anne's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Lee-Anne to the Food For Thought Program at the Brandon School Division c/o Judy Seib, 1031-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4K5. Complete obituary information will follow.
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CHISHOLM: Born October 22, 1925 - Died September 30th, 2011. Joseph Harold Chisholm, beloved husband of Pearl Chisholm, adored father of Jo-Anne and Donna Lee Chisholm, doting grandfather of Cameron, James, Lewis and Evan, fond brother, godfather and uncle. From Birtle to Kitimat to Qualicum Beach, Harold made friends wherever he went and his family and friends remain blessed by his gentle wisdom and kindness. A Memorial will be held at Qualicum Beach Legion on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. On-line condolences may be placed at www.deltafuneral.caDelta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040.
VILLENEUVE: Joseph Richard Villeneuve, beloved husband of Helen, passed away suddenly at his Sprucewoods residence on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the age of 68 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Shilo Catholic Chapel, CFB Shilo, Manitoba, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rick may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3-824 -18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727- B-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to the Soldier On Program, (Helping Homeless Vets), Shilo, Manitoba, R0K 2A0. Complete obituary information to follow.
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THERRIEN: Dr. Mario Charles Joseph Therrien died suddenly on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Mario was born in Quebec City but spent his early years on a dairy farm in Armagh, Quebec. At age 12, he moved with his family to Springfield, Massachusetts. After high school and a year of med school, Mario tried about 23 brief jobs before attending Springfield Technical College and U. Mass., where he graduated with co-degrees in science and education. He worked at such things as a veterinary assistant, science museum guide and even a deckhand on a yacht. He was fascinated by genetics and chose to return to Canada for graduate school in this field. His study of Birdsfoot Trefoil was in depth enough for him to skip a master's degree and proceed directly to a PhD from McGill (1981) in plant genetics. After starting a post doc in oat research in Winnipeg, Dr. Therrien came to the Brandon Research Centre in 1982 to develop new barley varieties for Western Canada and parkland regions of the world. In his 29 year career, his varieties have been grown as far away as the Ukraine, China, and New Zealand as well as in the U. S. and Canada, and are currently the dominant varieties in Alberta. He has registered over a dozen six and two row feed, beer, and food barley varieties. Mario enjoyed working with colleagues around the world but preferred a quiet life of fieldwork and meeting farmers' needs. In his personal life, Mario married Heather Davidson in Montreal in 1980 and together they fell in love with the Prairies. Once in Brandon, they were blessed with a son Marc in 1985, daughter Rachel in 1989 and daughter Sarah in 1993. Mario was a Renaissance man with many interests. He was a goalie in university hockey, a reporter for the school paper and had his own show onU. Mass. radio. He loved fishing. In New England he camped and mountain climbed with friends Bob, Steve, and Rich. He played drums in a rock bandwith Bill. He had researched his family tree back to Acadia and the Huguenot arrivals in Quebec. For years he had a passion for Astronomy, building his own telescopes and attending events such as Stellafane in New Hampshire. He took some award winning photographs. When he first arrived in Brandon he was a member of the Brandon Camera Club. If one ever wanted any weather news from around the world Mario knew the details, checking several weather computer networks daily. Once the children arrived, his interests were theirs. He was a Cub Leader at 23rd Riverheights for several years having been an Eagle Scout in the U.S. He coached soccer for both boys and girls from about 1992 to 2003. Mario was never happier than attending events involving his children. He was thrilled last year by Marc's marriage to Kylie Stasila of Brandon. In June, he was a happy witness at Rachel's Brandon University Graduation. He was so pleased that Sarah shared his love of cats and rock music. Mario is survived by his loving wife and children; mother Jeanne Therrien; brother Richard, wife Colleen and their four children of Springfield, Mass.; mother-in-law Myrtle Davidson of Brandon; brothers- in-law Bruce Davidson of Cambridge, Ontario and Gordon Davidson of Lachine, Quebec and families. He was predeceased by his father Joseph Therrien in 1990. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North with a reception to follow at Memories Chapel. A private family interment will take place before the service. Memorial donations to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6, Mennonite Disaster Service, 6A 1325 Markham Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 4J6 or any disaster relief charity would be appreciated.
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STOKES: Madeline Claire Stokes of Brandon, beloved mother of Richard Stokes and Diane Martin, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the age of 86 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Souris - Glenwood Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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STEWART: The death of William "Bill" Alexander Stewart occurred in Rivers on Friday, September 23, 2011. Bill was born at Pipestone, Manitoba on January 8, 1961. He attended elementary and middle school in Pipestone and high school in Reston. As a child, Bill enjoyed playing a variety of sports including hockey, football and baseball. Bill was employed over the years as a bartender, a mechanic, a seed grader at the seed plant in Rivers and for Springland Manufacturing. Bill spent his spare time in the outdoors, which he loved since he was a child, going camping, fishing, gopher hunting and attending auto races. He has been awarded numerous master angler awards. Known by many as "Stewie", Bill liked to socialize and catch up with family and friends. He enjoyed helping people and liked to give back to his community by volunteering with the Rivers Fire Department, the Rivers EMS and he served as a Councilor for the Town of Rivers for eight years. Bill was predeceased by his uncle John Henderson of Oak Lake, aunt Margaret of Elkhorn, MB, father-in-law Abe Wiebe of Rivers and sister-in-law Sherry Oakey of Neepawa. Bill is survived by his wife Sallyann; son Alexander; parents Jessie and Charlie Stewart of Pipestone; brothers Tom and Brian of Pipestone; mother- in-law Sarah Wiebe of Rivers; sisters-in-law Sandra (Glen) Thomson, Susie Dubois, Abby Murray; brother-in-law Richard (Diane) Wiebe as well as numerous nephews and nieces. The funeral service will be held at the Rivers United Church on Saturday, October 1, 2011 (today) at 11:00 am. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Urn Bearers will be Alexander Stewart and Tom Stewart. Honourary bearers are members of the Rivers and Daly Fire Department and Rivers E.M.S. Interment will follow at the Rivers Cemetery. If friends desire, donations may be made to a Trust Fund for Stewie's son Alexander through the Westoba Credit Union, Rivers Branch, 504-2nd Avenue, P. O. Box 298 Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
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McLEAN: The death of Edith Jessie McLean, widow of Gerald, mother of Don and Lawrie occurred in Brandon on Monday, September 26, 2011. Edith Jessie McLean was born at home on December 3, 1910. She attended Lily School and took music lessons at Brandon College. She married Gerald McLean in 1936 and they farmed in the Regent and Fairfax districts. While in Fairfax area she was organist for the United Church and helped in all community organizations. Edith and Gerald moved to Brandon in 1963. After Gerald's death, Edith worked at Beltone Hearing Centre and Western Medical Clinic. For many years she played the piano at the Assiniboine Centre. Rideau Park Personal Care Home became her residence in 2003. Edith was predeceased by her husband, Gerald, parents Jessie and Thomas Jones, brothers and sister-in-laws Wes and Laura and George and Della, her sister and husband Viola and Bill Groves and daughter-in-law Gwen. She is survived by her sons Don (Ruth) and Lawrie. A private graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial Service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, September 30, 2011. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiated. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Edith to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2 or a charity of choice.
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SEAFOOT: Kenneth Carl Seafoot of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the age of 86 years. Ken is survived by his loving wife Eleanor (Patterson); sons Sheldon (Judy) of Brandon, and Carl (Jennifer) of Strathmore, AB; grandchildren Dan (Melissa Schmeichel) of Winnipeg, Dale (Erin Garden) of Nesbitt, Manitoba, Sean of Strathmore, Alberta, and Shannon of Strathmore, Alberta; and great-grandson Mardigan Garden. Also surviving are brother Garth (Wilma) of Carroll; sister Dorothy Metcalfe of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Doreen Seafoot of Nesbitt, and Eva Gooden of Brandon; brothers-in-law Earl (Doreen) Patterson of Boissevain, and Murray (Yvonne) Patterson of Brandon. Ken was born on June 14, 1925, to Fred and Gertie Seafoot of Carroll, Manitoba. Ken was a radar operator on a Corvette in the RC Navy in WWII. After the war, Ken returned to his father’s farm at Carroll during the summer, to work and play ball. Ken sharpened his cooking skills through the winters of 1945 – 1948 by working at Salisbury House in Winnipeg, where on the dance floor he met a Normal School student, Eleanor Patterson. In 1949, he bought a farm and married Eleanor on October 22. After gaining some car sales experience at Canadian Motors, a Ford-Mercury car dealership was bought in Virden in 1962. In 1972, Ken became the Supervisor of Transportation and Maintenance for Forte la Bosse School Division until his retirement in 1986. Baseball, curling, hunting, fishing, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Lions Club were big parts of Ken’s life. There were many stories told about playing baseball with the Riverside team, starting up the Virden Oilers team, his rise to umpire-in-chief of the MSBL, and umpiring at the Canadian National baseball championship. Ken was president of the Virden Legion. Ken was a Lions member for more than two decades and talked often about cooking at the fair booth they operated. Baseball was his true love, watching teams each spring in Phoenix, and watching his beloved Blue Jays, right up to his last few days. Funeral Services were held at Central United Church on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Interment followed at Carroll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of your choice. Thank-you to Brockie Donovan, Rev. Laird Russell- Yearwood and the staff at Central United Church, and Rev. Harvey Hurren for officiating at the interment at the Carroll Cemetery.
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MURRAY: Blair. It is with great sadness that the family of Blair Marshal Murray announce his sudden passing on Monday, September 26, 2011, one day after his 53rd birthday. Blair was born September 25, 1958 in Souris, Manitoba to Florence and Ewart Murray. His elementary school years were spent in Souris before the family moved to Brandon, Manitoba when his father purchased Brandon Automobiles. Blair graduated from Vincent Massey High School and then completed a degree at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan in Business and a Teachers and General Studies degree at Brandon University. Blair spent 23 years as a teacher, counsellor and coach - touching thousands of young lives across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Teaching took him to Teulon, Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba, Brooks, Alberta, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Sundale, Alberta, Airdrie, Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Wetaskawin, Alberta and finally to Red Deer, Alberta and Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School where he was teaching and coaching at the time of his passing. To say that sports was a big part of his life would be an understatement. Growing up in a family that was passionate about sports, Blair played baseball, football and hockey at a very competitive level. He played both college baseball and football at Northwood University in the United States. He continued to play baseball at a very high level in Manitoba for many years in the highly respected Manitoba Senior Baseball League with most of those years spent with the Brandon Cloverleafs. As a player and then coach, he was fortunate enough to be involved with various all-star and provincial teams. He played a baseball game only a few days before his passing with his police team friends. It is in coaching at the middle school and high school levels that he truly made an impact. He was a tireless worker and coached virtually every sport during his career from badminton, track and field, volleyball, basketball, to baseball and football. A number of times he coached more than one sport at once because he never said “no” and wanted to please and help everybody. It would be hard to imagine anybody with a busier schedule than Blair. One of his greatest joys in life was to see his student athletes succeed not only in competition but in developing into solid citizens. As busy as he was, he found time to develop great friendships with staff members at the Calgary Remand Center as a correctional officer. Something he did on free weekends from coaching and in the summer months. Blair had friends everywhere and could be counted on to assist any of his friends who needed help. He would do anything for you. Besides all of his friends and relatives, Blair will be sadly missed by sister Vivian (Paul McCarthy), brother Warren (Marlee) and brother Andy (Ruth) and families, as well as special friend Jeannie Halmo. Blair was predeceased by his mother Florence, father Ewart and sister Marilyn. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 3rd, 1:00 p.m. at the Souris United Church. Kowalchuk Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
HAWKINS – Ivy Kathleen (nee Hughes). Ivy passed away peacefully in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday September 20, 2011. She leaves to mourn: her husband Harold Hawkins; daughters Kathy (Jack) Welsh and May Menkema; son George (Linda) Pringle; grandchildren Butch Menkema, Lee (Trish) Menkema, Allan Sampson, Chad, Scott and Jacquie Pringle; great-grandchildren Jesse, Merrik and Maddox Menkema. Ivy was born November 14, 1927 in the Brandon area to Clarence and Elsie Hughes. In 1948 she married George Thomas Pringle and together they farmed at Rounthwaite, later moving to Margaret in 1962 where they farmed and raised sheep. In 1971 George passed away. Later she married Don McKenzie and they live in Ninette. Don Passed away in 1977. Ivy led a full life working on the farm, at the Ninette Sanitarium and later at the Pelican Lake Training Center until she retired. She did volunteer work in her community, canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society and was a member of the Legion. In 2000 she married Harold and they lived at Nesbitt where they had a huge garden. Together they canned, made preserves, juices, and froze vegetables and fruit. They enjoyed camping, bingo, legion meat draws and a favorite annual pastime was attending and volunteering at the Threshermen’s Reunion in Austin. Ivy enjoyed gentle teasing, baking cookies, embroidery, flowers and she was a very generous person. Funeral service was held at the Brandon Hills United Church on Saturday, September 24, 2011 with Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Interment was at the Brandon Hills Cemetery. In Memory of Ivy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris were in care of arrangements,
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HANOWSKI: Elvin “Al” Sebastian Hanowski. On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 we said good-bye to a husband, father, grandfather and friend. Al Hanowski passed away with his family by his side. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Lyla, his children Kim (Maurice), Daryl (Cindy) and Marla, his grandchildren Melanie (Cliff), Corey, Jordan, Kylee (Jamie) and Shawna. He was also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Zach, Zoe and Ethan. A brother Eddie and sisters Tillie and Freda, along with numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. The family of Al would like to thank the staff on the 3rd floor and the ICU of the Brandon Regional Health Centre for the kind and compassionate care they gave to him, and his family, during this difficult time. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
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