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BOYARSKI: Bernice “Bunny” passed peacefully in her sleep at the Kelowna Hospice House on September 29, 2012. Survived by her loving family, three children Jolie Boyarski, Rick (Heather) Boyarski both of Kelowna, Marianne (Ed) Spitula of Winnipeg, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Sadly predeceased by her husband Joe in 1977. Joe and Bunny owned and operated the Beacon Lunch on 9th Street in Brandon for 35 years. A private family service will be held in Kelowna. In memory of Bunny, please plant a red geranium in the spring.
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BIRMINGHAM: With heavy hearts but wonderful memories our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Florence Birmingham (nee Gratton), went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon at the age of 94 with her family by her side. She leaves to cherish her memories, Daughters Lorraine Lenton (Russ), Beverley Abey (George), Joyce Peters (Eric); Son Melvin Birmingham (Kathy); Son-In-Law Henry Sawatsky; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters Ethel, Hazel, Irene; sister- in-law Evelyn as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence 1997; daughter Gwen Sawatsky 2011; sons-in law Dale McIntyre 1980 and John Baraniuk 1983; grandsons Chadwick Abey 1980 and Grant Baraniuk 2006, and her 3 brothers Austin, Leslie, and Bill. Florence was born April 2, 1918 and grew up in Brandon, MB along with her six siblings. She attended Earl Oxford School. She met the love of her life Lawrence and they were married October 22, 1936 and farmed in the Elton District for 54 years before retiring to Brandon. Mother's career was a homemaker and she was excellent at cooking and baking, sewing, knitting, playing the piano, planting a vegetable garden and making the best carrot pickles. She extended extraordinary hospitality to others with tea and her famous shortbread cookies. Mother also enjoyed driving the tractor or riding on the combine up to age 94. She was a member of the Sparling Ladies' Group. She made it a priority in her life to be part of Bethel Christian Assembly since the age of 16. Mother will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr. E Moller, Dr. G. Edward and the staff of Palliative Care at the Assiniboine Centre. Funeral Service to be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue on Saturday, October 6, 2012 (TODAY) at 1:00 p.m. with viewing prior to the service. Pastor Len Smith will officiate. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
GREGOIRE: Patricia Lauree Gregoire, (nee English) born July 29, 1961, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Saskatchewan. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Matthew’s Ancrum Cemetery, 1 1/2 miles north and 1 mile east of Bradwardine, on Highway 259 with a time of fellowship following in the Rivers Legion Hall. A complete obituary to follow.
HARRIS: R. John Harris died on October 2, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 79. Mass will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the St. James Catholic Church in Baldur, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Cartwright Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Cartwright & Area Foundation c/o Barb Bramwell Box 396 Cartwright, Manitoba R0K 0L0.
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Wheatland Funeral Service, 204-523-7791.
DIXON: Kathleen Bridget Dixon of Brandon, wife of the late James Alfred Dixon and beloved mother of Bob (Janet), Pat (Beverly) and Bill (Helen), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, 327-4th Street on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Memorial donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to the Nearly New Shop, 601-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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KITCHEN: Marjorie Lois Kitchen, beloved mother of Laurie Kitchen passed away peacefully October 1, 2012 after many years of struggle with Alzheimer’s. Born Marjorie Baldrow at Shoal Lake, Manitoba on July 21, 1920, she moved to Brandon, Manitoba with her parents as a young girl. She married Jack Kitchen in 1943 in Brandon, moving to Medicine Hat in 1980 and to Okotoks in 1986. For the last 9 ? years she has resided at the Vulcan Extendicare. Marjorie was a long time member of Bethel Temple in Brandon where she was church pianist, pianist for the Junior Choir and Sunday School Teacher. Most recently, she attended the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church. She was also a life member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She will always be remembered for her hospitality and caring for others. Marjorie is survived by her only son, Laurie Kitchen, and daughter- in-law, Laura, of 176 Woodbend Way, Okotoks (, and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 1992, by her parents, Bert and Laura Baldrow of Brandon, by a brother, Harold (Bud) Baldrow also of Brandon, and by a brother Lorne Baldrow of Okotoks. A Funeral Service will be held on October 5, 2012 at the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church, with interment to follow at the Okotoks Union Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. Okotoks (403) 938-3111.
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McINNIS: Emma Evangeline McInnis, aged 15 years of Glenboro MB, passed away accidently on Monday, October 1st, 2012 at the Glenboro Health Centre. Emma leaves to mourn her passing her loving family, mother Brenda Dutka and stepfather Rob Scott, father John McInnis, brother Nicholas McInnis, grandparents Bob Scott and Evangeline McInnis, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment to follow in the Millford Cemetery. Following the interment, a reception will be held back in the Kinsmen Hall. Everyone is welcome. Memorial donations may be made in Emma’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave. Brandon MB R7A 6N5 or to the New Glenboro Arena Fund, c/o Village of Glenboro, Box 190, Glenboro MB R0K 0X0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro – Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
LODWICK: Violet May Lodwick (Poole) of Mississauga, Ontario, passed away September 16, 2012. Violet was born March 30, 1919, third daughter of Fred and Annie Poole of Kemnay, Manitoba. She is survived by son Christopher (Lisa) of Brampton, Ontario, and sister Annie Pow of Brandon, Manitoba, as well as many nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Alfred, Harold and Arthur, and sister Elizabeth Knudsen of Brandon, and by Christopher's father Robert. A memorial service was held at Erindale United Church, Mississauga, Ontario September 20, 2012. Graveside service for family and friends will take place Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
HOBBS: Dr. William George R. passed away at his home in Brandon, MB on Saturday, September 29, 2012. He was in his 85th year of life. Bill was born at Alderney, Channel Islands, England on May 16, 1927. He was second oldest in a family of four boys born to Frederick and Anna Hobbs. Frederick Hobbs, a Major in the British Army, moved his family to many different postings in Europe and England which nurtured Bill's love of travel at an early age. Graduating from Bristol University in 1954 with his doctorate in medicine, Bill practiced in rural England and later proudly served as ship's surgeonon The Southern Cross. He immigrated to Canada in 1959 and settled in Gainsborough, SK. After many years "on call", he moved to Regina to open one of the first ever walk-in clinics, located at the Golden Mile. Bill loved medicine, yet he was also strongly drawn to art, even while in university. In his retirement, Bill became one of Canada's most famous railway artists. Queen Elizabeth's gallery in London, England, houses several of his paintings as well as many other galleries throughout the world. He received many prestigious art awards. As an active member of the Brandon Railway Club, Bill collected and modeled many cherished railway pieces. Bill is predeceased by his father and mother; brothers Fred and Dr. John, and daughter, Mandy. He is survived by his wife, Lois and sons Calder, Sefton and Caleb; his previous wife Hilda May, and daughters Portia, Mercedes, Britannia and Ally; sons, Godfrey and Cloudesley; brother Dennis (Christine); seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends and the many people he touched throughout his extraordinary life. He brought British wit and humour to the people of the wide open prairies that he loved. Let us raise a pint to toast, but "not a word to the Vicar." A memorial service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon, on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ed Hildebrandt will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bill may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
HAY: Alan George Hay, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 21st in Calgary Alberta, at the age of 53 years. Deeply saddened by this loss are his son Michael (Allison), daughter Chelsey (Richard) and Grandchildren Hailey, Gabriel, Jake and Max. Also left to mourn are Alan’s brothers Ken and George, nephews Chris and Josh and nieces Caitlin and Courtney as well as numerous friends and family. Alan was predeceased by his father Harry, mother Elizabeth and wife Diane. A memorial service for Alan will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 2:30 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street. If family and friends desire, donations may be made to the Calgary Dream Center, 4510 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0A4.
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SHIELS: Malcolm A.K. Shiels beloved husband of Brenda Shiels, dad to Scott and Tyler died on September 27, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 65. A Memorial reception will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Shamrock Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at 4:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Malcolm may be made to The Splash Park Fund c/o The Town of Killarney, Box 10, Killarney, Manitoba, R0K 1G0.
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McINTOSH: On September 27th, 2012, Frances Eleanor McIntosh (nee Pattinson) passed away quietly at the Westman Nursing Home in Virden after a brief illness. Eleanor was born December 11, 1925 in Gladstone and attended school there, graduating from Grade 12 in 1944. In January 1945 she entered the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1948. She first worked at the hospital in Gladstone, then as a Public Health Nurse in Ethelbert, MB. In the fall of 1950 she entered the University of Manitoba Public Health Nursing Course graduating in May 1951. She worked at the Neepawa Health Unit at Glenella, MB. In 1956 she moved to Virden as Senior Nurse. In April 1959, she and John were married at St. James Anglican Church in Neepawa. She lived in Virden for the remainder of her life. She was an active member of the St. Mary’s Anglican Church. She kept busy through Mardi Club, Vestry and being a Lay Reader. She served on Virden Pioneer Home Museum Board. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2001 and her parents, W.L. Pattinson and G.E. Saddington. She is survived by her step daughter Wendy Muc of Surrey, BC; and four children, Grant (Yvonne) of Quebec City; Dan (Yvonne) of Virden; Craig (Lorraine) of East St. Paul; and Joan (Hank Nyman) of Springstein, as well as 13 grandchildren: Chris (Tara), Shaun and Scott Muc; Jason and Emily McIntosh; Jessica, Brittany, Brooke and Jaden McIntosh; Kaitlyn and Thomas McIntosh; and Logan and Bethany Nyman. Her great-grandchildren are Alex, Lucas, Nicholas and Cohen. Eleanor is also survived by her sister Grace (the late Ted) Hay of Winnipeg, and her brothers Ted (Joan) Pattinson of Calgary and Bill (Rae) Pattinson of Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Virden, MB would be appreciated. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Virden with Rev. Don Berhardt assisted by Dr. Rev. Tom Wilson from Paisley Scotland. The family want to thank the caring staff of the Westman Nursing Home. A reception will follow in the Virden Legion Hall. Interment will occur at a later time.
WETTELAND: Lorna Wetteland beloved wife of Fred, of Minnedosa, MB entered into rest on September 26, 2012 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church (Danvers), Erickson, MB with interment to follow in the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Humane Society or CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
TYLIPSKI: Dennis “Tippy” Tylipski passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, September 24, 2012. A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations in memory of Dennis may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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STEVENSON: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jennie Lillian Stevenson on September 5th, 2012, eldest daughter of Harry and Edith (Smith) Purdy, born on March 6th, 1921, in Belmont NS. Jennie’s memory will be cherished by her immediate family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all those who knew her. Jennie moved to Shoal Lake MB with her parents in her first year, taking her schooling in Shoal Lake, then graduating as a Registered Nurse from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing. Her first position was at the Moose Jaw General Hospital, where she worked for a number of years.  Returning to Shoal Lake, Jennie married R C (Dick) Stevenson in June, 1946. Jennie was predeceased by her husband Dick, her daughter Jean, her brother Smith Purdy, and sister Ilene Strickland. She is survived by her son Harry (Julie); her son-in-law Jack Wilson (Muriel) and daughter- in-law Bobbie Stevenson; 3 grandchildren Jason Stevenson (Sarah), Karie Karpowich (Chris), and Kris Wilson (Karen); 4 great grandchildren Shaymus and Brock Stevenson, Kaydence, and Ana Karpowich; and extended family, Lawrence & Marion Reles, Christine Schmidt (Alex), and Neil Gidney (Brenley) and their boys. Upon marrying, Dick and Jennie took up residence north of Ipswich. There they farmed and raised their family. In 1974 they retired and built a beautiful home in Shoal Lake on the water. Many family events were held there, with Grandma as the chief organizer and cook for these memorable occasions. Her initial retirement did not last long, as Jennie returned to school and renewed her nursing skills, working for a number of years at the Shoal Lake Hospital and Morley House. Jennie and Dick enjoyed their home and travelling in later years. Family and community were always very important to Jennie, be it a long trip to see the grandkids take part in a sporting event; serving as a Girl Guide leader (Brownies); serving as a member on the Shoal Lake Agriculture Society Executive; or as a member of the Police and Pioneers Museum Group.  Jennie had the most unique ability to engage in conversation with any age group, and was much appreciated for her terrific butter tarts and carrot cake. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the caring Doctors, Nurses and staff at Morley House and the hospital in Shoal Lake for their tremendous care given to Jennie. Because of this, she was able to remain in Shoal Lake until the end, exactly as she had wanted. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of her life will be held on October 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Paul Anglican Church in Shoal Lake, followed by a luncheon and tea at the Shoal Lake Drop In Centre. All her friends are to be considered honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow at the Shoal Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Club North Shore Project: P.O. Box 278, Shoal Lake, Manitoba R0J 1Z0; Morley House of Shoal Lake and/or The Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, P.O. Box 490, Shoal Lake, Manitoba, R0J 1Z0 or to a charity of your choice. Jennie will be lovingly missed by all as the one who remembered special days, volunteered tirelessly in the community, was at the center of family events, and loved her family and friends dearly.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
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