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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.
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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.
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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
WANLESS: Evelyn Louise Wanless (nee Burgess). Following a brief illness, Louise Wanless passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Campbell River, B.C. Louise was born on June 9, 1921 in Wawanesa, Manitoba, the second youngest of ten children born to John and Christina Burgess. After completing her schooling in Wawanesa, Louise attended business college in Brandon and began her career as a stenographer with the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, a career which spanned 30 years during which she made many life-long friends. In the Wawanesa community, she was a long-time member of the United Church Choir, the skating and curling clubs and a 74 year member of the Hope Rebekah Lodge. In August 1959, Louise married Duncan Carlyle “Carl” Wanless and, after several years working together at “The Mutual”, they moved to Vancouver and, after Carl’s retirement in 1991, to Comox, B.C. which was Louise’s home until her passing. During their years in Vancouver, they were active members of St. John’s United Church and had fond memories of the friendships made there. Louise was predeceased by her husband Carl in 1998, by brothers Frank, Jim, Neil and John Burgess and sisters Margaret Gould, Jennie Forbes, and Tena Sundell. She leaves to mourn, her sister Marion Dempsey of Comox, B.C. and many nieces, nephews and their families who will miss “Auntie Louise” greatly. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Wawanesa. If friends so desire, donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the Wawanesa United Church, Wawanesa, Manitoba, or to a charity of one’s choice.
ROBSON: The death of Perry Robson, beloved husband of Mona and dear father and grandfather, formerly of Nesbitt occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 1, 2010. Following Perry's wishes, a private graveside ceremony will be held. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Perry to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Kidney Foundation, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
OAKDEN: Arthur (Art) Oakden, beloved husband of Betty; father of Larry (Judy), Blaine, Linda (Mervyn) Simpson; grandfather of Darcy (Lorrie) Oakden, Abby (Trevor) Clark, Joel Oakden, Alana, Allison, and Mandy Simpson; great grandfather of Heidi, Avery, Landon Clark, Jack and Jayce Oakden; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 84 years of age. A service to celebrate Art’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those desiring, donations may be made in Art’s memory to the Hamiota District Sports Complex, Box 100, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota Community Foundation, Box 100, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence to the Oakden family can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
McMILLAN: It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Yvonne McMillan announce her tragic passing on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Brandon. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, Manitoba. If friends so desire donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BEARD: Linda Ann Beard, beloved wife of Lawrence, mom to Ken and Robert, age 57 died on October 31, 2010, with her family at her side, at Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care. Interment Boissevain Cemetery.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
TURMAINE: Wilfred (Wilf) J. Turmaine, 78, of Brandon, Manitoba, lost his long struggle with various cardiovascular challenges on Monday, October 18, 2010 in the Assiniboine Centre at Brandon’s Regional Health Care Facility. Wilf had been battling heart and stroke issues for the past two decades. Wilf was born March 30, 1932, in Fort William, Ontario, the son of the late Mary and Harvey Turmaine. He is survived by his older brother, Raymond. Wilf was married twice. In 1952, he married Rosemary, the mother of their four children: Deb, Mike, John and Joe. Rosemary died in 1981 at the age of 49. In 1985, Wilf married Moira who was taken by cancer less than a year later. Wilf is survived by his four children, several grandchildren and one great grandchild. His sister-in-law Rosemary and his daughters-in-law Brenda and Sharon were very important in his life. Many other family members who were more prominent in his earlier family days have since moved on but have never been forgotten. A series of private family remembrances have taken place across Canada from Kelowna, B.C. to Thunder Bay, Ontario. A final Mass for Wilf will be held at Dawson Court Home for the Aged in Thunder Bay on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Wilf enjoyed the retirement that 30+ years of service to Canada Post and 40 years of family and friendship in Brandon afforded him. He will be missed by many. His requests for those able to remember him financially would be to take a member of their family out for a special meal, or a tribute to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 (Wilf loved his cats, most recently Harriett) or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 –824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. During his four month stay at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Wilf saw it all, from Emergency, to the General Hospital, ICU, and the Assiniboine Centre. Wilf’s final days were in the Palliative Care section of the AC where he received excellent “care and comfort.” While still conscious he was able to interact enjoyably with nurses, health care aides and especially staff from “We Care.” The “We Care” staff stayed with him 24 hours a day after his release from intensive care and made his last days less frightening. Thank you to all who helped and cared. Wilf will be interred with Rosemary in Serenity Gardens at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens at 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.
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TERRY: Benjamin “Alwin” Raymond Terry of Brandon passed away with family at his side on Saturday, October 23, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. Al was born on December 9, 1932 in Winnipeg. He spent his childhood with his parents Samuel and Bernice Terry and two brothers Robert and Gerald in St. Vital, Winnipeg. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1948 and sailed until 1955. He then began his apprenticeship and became a journeyman steamfitter with an international ticket. In December 1968, Al married Hughene Lefurgey and had two children, eventually settling down in Medicine Hat, AB and later welcoming a step-daughter with open arms. Al had a passion for golf and he shared this interest with his brother Gerald. Dad always hoped to one-day golf his age, a goal he proudly achieved! Al is survived by his wife, Hughie, daughter Michelle (Jim) Duncan, son Kevin (Sharlene) Terry, step-daughter Shannon (Bob) Doherty; brothers Robert (Margaret) Terry, Gerald (Clarice) Terry; grandchildren Devin, Derek, Ashtyn, Matt, Tristan and Tyrell as well as many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend thanks to the Brandon Regional Health Centre and Dr. Benade for their excellent care and compassion. In accordance with Dad’s wishes cremation has taken place, but no memorial service will be held. He simply wished to be remembered by those he loved and by those who loved him. Donations in his memory may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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RESHAUR: It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Ronald (Ron) Roland Reshaur, at the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at the age of 58 years. Loving husband, best friend and soul mate to Wendy (nee Walker) Reshaur. Ron leaves his legacy behind in his children, daughters Tanis (Andrew) Furmidge, Nicole (Jason Chumola) Thornitt, son, Steven (Heather McNarland) Reshaur and son-in-law, Michael Thornitt. "Papa", also leaves "the loves of his life", his grandchildren, Taylor and Jacob Thornitt, Payton, Brett and Kaelen Furmidge. Ron will continue to live on through these beautiful, strong and loving children. Predeceased by his mother, Evelyn Reshaur, mother and father-in-law, Mae and James Walker. Survived by his father, Roland (Suzy) Reshaur, brother Kelvin and sisters, Velma, Shelley, Carla, sister-in-law Judy Walker and brothers- in-law Jamie and Dean Walker, very special cousin Larry (Terrie) Falk, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Ron was born May 12, 1952 in Gladstone, MB. He received his education in Gladstone after which he began his working career. Wendy and Ron met in high school and married in 1971 and started their family shortly after. Ron worked for Pugh's Concrete, Manitoba Highways Department and in 1976 began his 30 year career with CP Rail officially retiring from there in 2007. Ron was never one to sit still and therefore began his own business RWR Services, in 2001. Ron kept busy with contract work and maintenance for Manitoba Housing and in 2009 found himself yet another job, this one with Hallcon, where his years of experience with CP Rail were a great asset. Ron was always busy working at something and also prepared Income Tax for a large clientele. Ron was known by everyone for his honesty, integrity, courage, strength, work ethic, knowledge, countless skills, humor and his love for life. His soft spoken manner and charm will be missed by all who knew him, worked with him or had ever met him. Ron was passionate about his family, friends and loved baseball as a player, spectator and coach. He was loyal beyond words, his entire life to the Toronto Blue Jays and his Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a strong union supporter his entire career and into his retirement. Ron was proud to hold the office of Secretary Treasurer for The Teamsters Union Local 0145, for many years. Ronnie was a man who dreamed of a better world for all, so sure that this time he had "the winning combination" never realizing that just being near him was "the winning combination". Words will never be adequate to sum up a man or life like Ronnie's. We love you to the moon and back forever and always and miss you more than you'll ever know. May you be at peace, Our hero. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ron's life was held at Memories Chapel on Monday, October 18, 2010. Dr. Evert Busink officiated. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Ron to a charity of one's choice.
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Quote from Robert Louis Stevenson: “That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.”
PHILLIPS: Dad left us on the tenth day of this month after courageously battling diabetes and kidney disease. When it became obvious that the Lord wanted him, Dad in typical fashion told us he was prepared to go. Gordon Albert Phillips was born in Toronto on November 8, 1921. He was the youngest of four boys born to Violet and Charles Phillips - a family that could trace their origins to the United Empire Loyalists. He grew up in Toronto, becoming a popular student and athlete and at the age of sixteen met the first love of his life, Agnes McMahon. Four years later Gordon would marry Agnes and set off to serve his country with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Gordon served with distinction in the Mediterranean theatre, flying Wellington bombers in North Africa and during the tumultuous siege of the Malta. He was saved from deployment to the Asian theatre by Truman's decision to drop the Atomic bomb and ended his military career with rank of Flight Lieutenant. Back in Canada, Gordon would complete an agronomist course and in 1946 set off for Brandon to become a seed analyst and commercial salesman for McKenzie Seeds -a position he would hold until 1966 when he changed careers to become an insurance agent and broker. He remained an active broker at Phillips Insurance agency right up until his final illness in August 2010. It was in 1965 that Gordon began his long association with the Kiwanis Club of Brandon, which for 45 years proved to be a great source of companionship and community spirit. Dad was a tremendous athlete playing semipro lacrosse in the 1930's and excelling in basketball when he became an active member of the Brandon YMCA. He joined the Badminton club and was a vigorous player well into his sixties. In his latter years, he became an active golfer, a game that he especially enjoyed for the companionship, which he found with his fellow players. He also remained a devoted fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. Dad lost his beloved Agnes, the mother of his three sons, on February 28, 1974. Dad was not prepared to accept a bachelor’s life and entered a second wonderful marriage to Dawna Kelleher, which lasted until her premature death in 2000. During their time together, Gordon and Dawna travelled throughout the globe. Memories of these travels gave Dad a great sense of fulfillment in his final years. Dad will be remembered fondly by his three sons; Larry of Fort Frances, ON, Brian of Sussex, NB, and Don of Brandon; his daughter- in-law Elizabeth; his cherished grandchildren, Joseph, Patrick, Colin, Michael and Mary Kate; as well as all surviving members of the Phillips, Kelleher, McMahon families and special niece, Elizabeth Brand and her children. Dad's remarkable personality and love of people left a great impression on his clients and inspired his devoted staff. The good humour and companionship that he found in his work carried Dad throughout his tremendously long business career. The sense of good will created at his workplace along with the love of his family and faith in his church ensured that Gordon Phillips passed away confident that he lived a good and full life. Cremation has taken place. A service was held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church on October 15, 2010. We ask that any donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7 or to a charity of your choice.
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OSINSKI: Mary Osinski. April 8, 1927-October 27, 2010. Following a very brief illness, Mary Osinski, beloved wife of Felix Osinski, passed away October 27, 2010 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Mary Hodowanec was born April 8, 1927 in Solotwina, Ukraine, where she spent her childhood years along with her two sisters and brother. In 1942, Mary’s life changed forever when, at age fifteen, she was captured by German soldiers who sent her to Germany to work on a farm and later in a shoe factory until the end of the war. After liberation, Mary left Germany and found her way to England, where she met her future husband, Felix Osinski. The two were married in 1948 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. In 1952, Mary and Felix, along with their young son, Zenek, boarded the S.S. Atlantic for a new life in Canada. Knowing little of Canadian geography, they pointed to the middle of the map and chose Manitoba as their new home, making their way by train to Winnipeg, then Virden, where Felix found work on a dairy farm. After a few years, Mary and Felix relocated to Brandon, where they worked and welcomed two more children, Rose and Joe, to their family. Mary worked hard throughout her life at various restaurants in Brandon and then for many years at Brandon University in housekeeping until she retired. She was an involved member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church and the Sokol Hall in Brandon and had many friends in the community. Mary loved gardening, flowers and Ukrainian culture. After retiring, Mary and Felix fulfilled their dream of living in British Columbia when they moved to a beautiful property in Creston, B.C. in 1998. They spent twelve wonderful years there, enjoying the mild winters and the opportunity to grow a bounty of cherries and other fruits. Mary’s greatest concern was her family, making sure they were well-fed on her amazing perogies and cabbage rolls and her endless supply of love. This love and concern extended to her siblings and their families who continued to live in Ukraine. Mary enjoyed having opportunities to host family members who visited from Ukraine and she made two trips back to her birthplace to reconnect with her family there. In early October, 2010, Mary and Felix embarked on a new adventure, moving to Calgary to be closer to family and they had been settled for a mere three weeks when she suddenly took ill. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Felix, son Zenek (Krystyna) Osinski of London, Ontario, daughter Rose (Bill) Halase of Calgary, son Joe (Judy) Osinski of Calgary, grandchildren Anna and Peter Osinski of London, Ontario and grandsons Paul and Andrew Osinski of Calgary, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends elsewhere in North America and Ukraine. Mary was predeceased by her parents and siblings in Ukraine. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 128-16th Ave. N., Creston, BC, V0B 1G0 or St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3H1. You may forward condolences through A prayer service will be held on Sunday evening, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 1708-16th Ave. N.W., Calgary. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 2111 Uxbridge Dr. N.W., Calgary.
McMILLAN: It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Yvonne McMillan announce her tragic passing on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Brandon. Funeral arrangements are pending. Complete obituary will follow.
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