Classifieds / Obituaries
WOOD: The death of Jean Elizabeth Wood, widow of Roy Wood and beloved mother of Howard, Norman and Kathy, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. A private family service will be held. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STEPHENSON: Passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday May 26, 2010 at the age of 66 years, Garry Frederick George Stephenson, of Stockton, Manitoba. Garry leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Florence (nee Nairn), stepsons Gord McKinnon (Leslie) of Glenboro, John McKinnon (Karen) of Lorette, Manitoba, grandchildren Katie, Travis and Tyler McKinnon, brother-in-law Albert (Elaine) Nairn of Brandon and by niece Angie Nairn and nephew Jon (Erin) Nairn as well as numerous friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Millford Cemetery, Stockton, Manitoba, with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Garrys memory to the Millford Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund c/o Shirley Bell, Wawanesa, Manitoba, R0K 2G0 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727-B 10th St. Brandon Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
On line condolences can be sent to email@example.com.Jamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
ROBINSON: Ellen Julia Robinson, aged 98 years, of Russell formerly of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away on Monday, May 27, 2010 at the age of 98 years. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Binscarth Community Hall. Interment to follow in the Binscarth Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Russell & Area Palliative Care Sunroom Project c/o Banner County Health Foundation or the Russell Personal Care Home Support Group c/o Russell PCH, Bag Service 2, Russell, Manitoba R0J 1W0. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements.
RANKMORE: The death of Phyllis Evelyn Rankmore of Brandon, widow of Cyril Rankmore, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Phyllis is survived by her sons, Mark of Brandon and Douglas of Kelowna, BC and their families. She also leaves one sister, Pearl Gillis. She was predeceased by her husband, Cyril and a son David. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Phyllis to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.comArrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KRUSE STEER: Mary Kruse Steer, 87, died peacefully in Seattle, WA on April 27 due to complications from a fall. She was born on July 6, 1922 in Newdale, Manitoba to William and Leonora (Ross) Grayston. Mary began her education in Newdale and continued her secondary schooling in Vancouver, B.C., ending with a degree in Nursing from St. Boniface Hospital. An early work assignment took her to Norway House, Manitoba where she met Dr. Harry Kruse, her first husband. They married and moved to Crestwood, NY where they were active members of Asbury Methodist Church. After several years, they moved a short distance to Bronxville, NY. During their time in Bronxville, Mary continued her nursing, served as superintendent of Asburys Sunday school, and was an active member of The Daughters of the British Empire. Despite having only boys, she served for several years as a Girl Scout leader in Bronxville while also supporting her sons Boy Scout activities. After Harrys death in 1977, and with her children grown, Mary returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1982, with a move to Seattles Madison Park, where she lived until her death. A close friend from Bronxville, Phil Steer, followed her West, and they married in January, 1985. Phil preceded Mary in death in 1999. During her time in Seattle, Mary was a beloved babysitter, and a devoted member of Epiphany Parish, where she assisted in Pastoral Care, as well as being active in the Womens Guild. In her later years, Mary moved to nearby Park Shore, a retirement home on the shores of Lake Washington. There she continued to be active in her church, and served as one of the copy editors for Park Shores weekly newsletter. Mary enjoyed her independence and surrounded by many friends and Park Shores attentive staff she led a very full life. She loved to have visitors, and particularly looked forward to annual journeys to Safeco Field to watch the Mariners play. Mary is survived by two sons, Douglas Kruse (Betty) and Duncan Kruse (Alison), both of Brooklyn, NY, two step-daughters, Judy Steer of Louisville, KY and Terry Steer of Roanoke, VA and beloved grandchildren Sam, Theo, and Katie. Mary is also survived by her sister, Amy Mitchell of Brandon, Manitoba and sister-in-law, Idabel Grayston of Banff, Alberta. Several nieces and nephews also survive: Mildred Woolley, Mel (Flo) Collier, Norm (Marg) Grayston, Lew (Heather) Collier, Marg Alfred, Wynn Collier (Goldwyn Jones), Garry (Gabriela) Grayston, and Isobel (Al) Gregoire. Mary was predeceased by her brother John Grayston (2006), and her sister Win Grayston (2009). A memorial service will be held June 12, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Epiphany Parish, Seattle, WA. Private burial will occur at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Epiphany Parish, Seattle www.ephiphanyseattle.org,the Central Asia Institute (www.ikat.org) or the Arboretum Foundation arboretumfoundation.org.
KAZMERIK: Jessie Kazmerik (née Wiun) age 78 years, beloved wife of John Kazmerik, mother of Brian, Kathy and Trish died peacefully in Brandon on May 18, 2010. Jessie was born to Harry and Katie Wiun of Keld, Manitoba on August 25, 1931. Her family moved to Dauphin where Jessie excelled in school. Due to an ailing father and difficult financial situation, Jessie was forced to leave school early to support the family. She completed a business course and pursued a career in banking. In 1951 Jessie met John while working at the Bank of Montreal in Dauphin. John and Jessie were married in 1953 and spent their early years in Winnipeg where Jessie worked as a bookkeeper. Shortly after their first child Brian was born, they moved to Brandon where they raised their family. During this time Jessie completed her high school diploma. Her love for learning was instilled in her children; she encouraged them as they completed their university degrees. Jessie had a passion for baseball, playing in her younger years and faithfully following the Blue Jays for the last 20 years. She excelled at bowling and enjoyed the friendships she made with her teammates. Gardening was in her blood and she took great pride growing and preserving a variety of fruits and vegetables - her apple and saskatoon pies were unsurpassed. Jessies faith was unwavering and she drew strength from the Lord, especially during the last year. When most thought she would never walk again or go home from the hospital, Jessie showed such determination her doctor described as nothing short of a miracle. Her last two months at home, with her devoted husband by her side, were joyful. Her family is thankful for this special time they had together. Jessie dedicated her life to her family, friends and the Lord. She always put others before herself even when she was in poor health. Her motto was tomorrow will be a better day. Jessie is survived by her husband John, their children Brian (Lisa), Kathy (Dan) and Trish (Kevin); her precious grandchildren, Katrice, Alex and Nathan; brother John (Anne) Wiun, sister Marianne Wiun; and many nieces and nephews. Jessie was predeceased by her brother Bill. The family extends their gratitude to Reverend Father Michael Tkachuk, Dr. L. Groves and to Bev and Jim Renwick for all their support. Mass of Christian burial was held on May 22, 2010 at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church. The family thanks all who gave their support at this difficult time. Donations may be made in Jessies memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HIEBERT: Frieda Hiebert, nee Pries, was born July 3, 1935 to David and Susanna (Kroeger) Pries, the seventh of eight children. Her growing up years were spent on her parents' farm. Her education was earned, first at Dalton School, a tiny country school just two miles from their home, laterGr. 6-11 in Alexander and Grade 12 in Winkler, Manitoba. She also studied at Winkler Bible School. As a teenager, with the guidance of her oldest sister, she made a commitment to follow God and to walk in His path. Her faith and trust in God was evident until the end of her life, as she continued to express that "God is sovereign." She was baptized on the confession of her faith and joined the Griswold, Manitoba Church in 1951. On July 7, 1956 Frieda married John Hiebert. Their lives would be changed in a big and joyful way when Jim came into John and Frieda's family in June of 1965. A new chapter had begun and Frieda became a loving and diligent mother, always ensuring that Jim was provided a secure environment and a Christian home in which to grow and mature. Jim was involved in the family farming business from a young age right up to the present. Jim and Bernice were married in 1996. Frieda and John welcomed Bernice and her daughters, Des and Jackie into the family. Two sons were born, Wyatt in 1998 and Luke in 2000 to make thisfamily unit complete. Frieda and John farmed together all of their marriedlife, two months short of 54 years. This past April it was 50 years since they moved onto the farm where they were presently living. Frieda faithfully supported John in their farming endeavours and ventures by doing a fantastic job of keeping the farm book and bringing countless meals to the fields or onto their kitchen table. Many farm-hands and friends have benefited from her wonderful cooking and baking. Frieda was active in various areas of her church. She faithfully taught Sunday School for many years and lovingly invested in the lives of children while teaching Vacation Bible School in the community. She loved books, so it was natural for her to help in the Church Library. She served several years as Membership Coordinator of Richmond Park MB Church. She was often deeply touched by the lives of people with whom she was in contact and who were hurting or struggling with life's problems. She reached out to them with compassion and love. She was also one of the many volunteers that worked at the MCC Thrift Store in Brandon. Frieda was a great hostess to family, friends and neighbours. She canvassed the neighbourhood on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society and would often deliver food donations to the Alexander rink during bonspiel season. She also was a faithful participant at the World Day of Prayer service in Alexander, this year being probably the first year that she missed due to her illness. Frieda enjoyed reading and going to concerts with John. She took pride in her yard, planting colorful flowers by the house and in her garden. She was not afraid to try new things, such as learning how to use the computer. She took a course at Seniors for Seniors and when that knowledge was not enough, she called on her friend Wendy, who was always ready to offer her help. Frieda and John enjoyed their grandchildren and drove many miles to watch hockey games and take in 4H Achievement Days. Luke's assessment of Frieda - "Grandma knows a little about hockey, Grandpa knows a lot about hockey, but I know a lot more." This shows that he obviously appreciated her knowledgeable support. There were many sleep- overs at Grandma and Grandpa's house. There were always favorite cookies to snack on and she made sure that jeans were carefully mended. It was 25 years ago this spring that Frieda was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy and following that, in the middle of the busy harvest season, she traveled to Winnipeg on the bus to have a battery of radiation treatments. Subsequent check-ups took place in the ensuing years and she was declared to be cancer free. In the past year she had been encountering lack of energy and feeling very listless. After some time of severe illness, she entered the Brandon RHC where she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She opted to have surgery on April 27. Recovery from that was not to be and the Lord called her to her eternal home on May 13, 2010 at approximately 1:00am. The family wishes to thank the medical staff, Doctors and nurses on 400, 300 and the ICU for their kind and competent care of Frieda during her stay in hospital. Frieda was predeceased by her parents, David and Susanna Pries, brother John Pries and sister Olga (Dueck) Schmidt. She leaves to mourn her passing her beloved husband John, of nearly 54 years, son Jim and wife Bernice, grandchildren Desirae and Blake Tucker, Jaclyn, Wyatt and Luke. Also surviving are siblings, in-law's and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 with Rev. Dave Ens officiating. Interment followed in the Alexander Cemetery.Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Frieda to the Gideons, P.O. Box 3619 Station Main, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330. (written by her sisters).
HAYWARD: Margaret Hayward, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Hayward of Sinclair, Manitoba passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre Wednesday; May 26, 2010 in her 91st year. A Celebration of Margarets Life will be held at Sinclair Memorial Hall, Sinclair, Manitoba Sunday; May 30, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be in Sinclair Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to National Farmers Union Foundation 2717 Wentz Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 4B6 or to the charity of your choice in memory of Margaret.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
GOLDING: The death of Barbara Joan Golding beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Barbara was born, raised and received her education in Melville, SK. After graduating from high school she moved to Winnipeg in 1951 where she was employed by the Bank of Montreal. Barbara met Pat in 1955 and they were married in April of 1959. They moved to Brandon where she lived her life and raised her children. She was a dedicated and loving mother and wife. Barbara always did everything with sincere caring and love. Barbara enjoyed gardening and often shared her delicious vegetables with neighbors and friends. She loved music and would frequently be heard humming or singing along with the music on the radio. Barbara and Pat enjoyed square dancing and belonged to many square dancing and round dancing clubs. Barbara spent time travelling and camping all over Canada and the U.S.A. with family. She was a sports enthusiast following curling and tennis on TV and was a tennis champion herself in high school. The Brandon Wheat Kings wereher favorite hockey team, she was an avid fan and season ticket holder for numerous years. Barbara is survived by her husband Pat; children Joan, Patrick "Rick" (Bonnie Barron), Leanne (Clayton) Guest, and Tammy; and her twin sister Margaret Harris. She also leaves to mourn her grandchildren Patrick Golding, Brianna Golding, Duran Guest and Wade Guest; sister-in-law Lorraine Harris, brothers- in-law Victor (Sharron) Golding and Brian (Joyce) Golding, numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Maureen Golding; parents J. Harry and Marjorie Harris and brother Ken Harris. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 403 - 13th Street on Saturday, May 29, 2010 (today) at 11:00 a.m. Rt. Rev. James Njegovan and Venerable Paul Curtis will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Urn bearer will be son Patrick "Rick" Golding. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Barbara to Diocese of Brandon (Anglican Church), Box 21009, West End Post Office, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3W8 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B, 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BERRY: Edward Benson Berry. On May 14, 2010, Edward Benson Berry, aged 92, passed peacefully from this world into the loving arms of His Saviour. Left to mourn are his loving wife of 66 years, Mildred (Hunt), daughter Joy (Gordon) Franklin of Edmonton, son Edward (Colleen) Berry of Peachland, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Benson was predeceased by his son Edward Byron Berry in 1946. A Memorial service celebrating Benson's life took place Saturday, May 22, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Friends Community Church, 245 1st Street N.W., Carman, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International, www.gideons.ca or phone 1-888-482-4253.
ARMITAGE: Eric (Rick) Rodney Armitage, beloved husband of Linda and father of Caroline (Brad) Thompson, Michelle Brown, Carolyn Robertson; passed away at home in the RM of Sifton, Manitoba, on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 63 years of age. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at the Miniota Cemetery, Miniota, Manitoba on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Ricks memory to the ARHA Palliative Care Program, c/o ARHA Corporate Office, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
Messages of condolence to the family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. 866- 620-2744
ALLEN: George Earl. It is with deep sorrow that the family announces that Mr. George "Earl" Allen lost his courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Earl was the second of four sons born to Marjorie and Harry Allen in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on January 25, 1950. Earl's father Harry was in the Armed Forces and Earl spent his early years moving from base to base until the family moved to CFB Shilo in 1963. In 1969/70 Earl joined the Air Force as a Firefighter, and it was at CFB Southport where he met and married his loving wife of 38 years, Merna. In August of 1975 Earl and his family moved to CFB Shilo to resume his career as a Firefighter until his early retirement in 2002. Earl spent many summers with his family camping and fishing at the Lake. He also looked forward to hunting in the fall. Earl could also fix anything that was broken. He loved taking on carpentry projects and fixing cars. Earl will be lovingly remembered by his wife Merna, son Gilbert (Tammy), two grandsons Caleb and Eric and granddaughter Hannah of Saskatoon, daughter Cairn (Sean) Mitchell of Calgary; three brothers Ken of Deloraine and daughters Tracy and Tanya (Kevin) Williamson, Gerald (Janice) and their son Aiden and daughter Kirstin (Ryan) O'Donnell, Gordon (Sabrina) and their daughter Nakita all of Brandon, sisters in law Mavis Joynt, Sharon (Bob) Taylor and their son Rob (Shelly), and four great nieces and 3 great nephews. He was predeceased by his mom Punky in 1998, dad Harry in 2002, mother in law Dorothy in 2004, father in law Verne Joynt in 2005 and sister in law Kathy Allen in 2008. A service of remembrance was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 11:00 am. Interment will be held at a later date. In memory of Earl, donations may be made to the BRHC Foundation, "Palliative Care", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X4. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.corn.
UNICUME:Marion Unicume passed away in her 95th year in Victoria, B.C. on April 22, 2010. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba and has resided in Victoria since 1962. Marion was predeceased by her loving husband Nels in 1996. She is forever in the hearts of her children, Jean Campbell and Rex Unicume. Nanas memory is cherished by her grandchildren Susan Molstad, Scott and Andrew Campbell and Dean Unicume, along with seven great grandchildren. Marion was also predeceased by her sister Jean Hawley in 2004. Aunty Mare is missed by her nieces Cathy Chalmers and Marion Hawley. An afternoon high tea will be held at the Blethering Place Tea Room, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2010. First Memorial Funeral Services, Duncan, B.C. (250) 748-2134.
Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com
SHULE: Patricia Jane "Pat" Shule, age 67, beloved wife of Frank Shule, died on May 23, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Anglican Funeral Service will be held Thursday May 27, 2010, Killarney Mennonite Church on Bay Avenue, Killarney, Manitoba, 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to Killarney Hospital Foundation or Killarney New Facility (Shamrock Centre). Family interment Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba.
Condolences may be made online at www.wheatlnd.comKillarney Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
LARSEN: Judith Anna, beloved wife of Jack, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 54. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m with Arlene Robertson officiating . Donations in Memory of Judy may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Box 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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