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ATKINSON: Peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2012 Linda Joan Atkinson, age 58 years, beloved wife of Rod, passed away at the Fairview Home. A private graveside service will take place at Rivers Cemetery. Complete obituary notice will follow.
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CHEATERS: Lorne Cheaters, of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Maxine and loving father of Gary, Joanne, Laureen, Rodney and the late Ricky Cheaters passed away at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden, Wednesday, July 4. 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund or to Virden and Area Palliative Care in memory of Lorne.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WILLIAMSON: D. Wahnetah (Tot) Williamson passed away at Eagleview Care Home in Comox, B.C. June 9, 2012. She was born in Fairfax, MB April 5th 1930, Wahnetah graduated with her R.N. from Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1951 and worked in Brandon, Carberry, Vancouver General and Tsawassen Medical Clinic, where she spent the last 31 years of her career. Wahnetah married the love of her life Grant Williamson from Carberry in 1952 and they moved to Vancouver in 1956. She is survived by husband Grant, sons Brock (Rita), Rod (Rene), daughter Leigh (John) five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren, sister Joan Gradidge (Ken) and predeceased by sisters Audrey Elliott and Marjorie Hunt (Alfred). A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
WASTLE: Merle Gertrude (nee Steele) born September 19, 1921 at Riding Mountain went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 24, 2012. Predeceased by husband John; son-in-law Barry Teal; brothers, Gordon, Reg, Norman, and sisters, Eileen, Hazel and Reta. Merle is survived by son Clarence (Theresa) and daughter Joyce Teal; grandchildren Christal Wastle (Andy Slusarczyk), Lisa (Kyle Chrystian), Teresa (Ryan Meise), Barb (Mark Schram), and James (Ana) Teal; great-grandchildren Austin Wastle, Ethan Chrystian, Dustin Lonsdale, Nathan and Drew Meise, Luke and Ellisa Schram, Samantha and Ana Teal; brother-in-law Ralph (Grace) Wastle and many niecesand nephews. A Celebration of Merle's life will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, Brandon. Pastor Len Smith will officiate. Interment will be at Gladstone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Merle may be made to the Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre, P.O. Box 62, Ninette, MB R0K 1R0.
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STILWELL: On Saturday, June 16, 2012 John Dixon "Jack" Stilwell of Brandon passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born November 29, 1920 in Baldur, Manitoba, he was the youngest of nine children. Jack attended school in Baldur and graduated from high school. When the war broke out, he joined the XII Manitoba Dragoons. Jack was deployed overseas and fought from the Normandy beachhead to the liberation of Holland. While on leave in Scotland, he met Agnes Aitken and they were married in Glasgow on May 16, 1945. They were inseparable for the next sixty-seven years. Jack trained as a bookkeeper in England, then returning to Canada attended university in Alberta for a period and at the age of 60, graduated with honours from the Certificate in Municipal Administration course at the University of Manitoba. After the war, Jack and Agnes returned to Baldur to build their lives, start a family and were blessed with three children. In 1952, they moved to Elgin Manitoba where they lived until 1996 when they moved to Brandon. While in Baldur, Jack worked for the Highways department and spent a winter working in a logging camp in Flanders Ontario. In 1952, Jack and family moved to Elgin where he singlehandedly built their family home. From 1952 to 1977 he developed his repair business - Stilwell Welding & Repair. His shop was a gathering place in the community with many a visit or argument taking place while repairs were being done. In addition to owning and operating his business, Jack wasReeve of Whitewater Municipality from 1971 to 1977. In 1977, Jack closed his repair business and became Secretary Treasurer of Whitewater Municipality. He retired in 1988. Jack was appointed Reeve of Whitewater Municipality in 1989 and served until 1995. When he was not working, Jack served on most community committees in Baldur and Elgin where he was president of the rink building committee, a member of the Elgin community committee, Chair of the 1971 centennial celebrations, President of the Elgin Legion, served forty years as People's warden and sec-treasure of St. John's Anglican church in Elgin as well as numerous other boards in Elgin, Whitewater Municipality and Manitoba. Jack was awarded the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal in 1992 by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn, in recognition of his significant contributions to his community, Province and Canada. He had a love of the outdoors which included hunting and fishing plus he curled. In the mid 1950's, Jack built the family cottage at Pelican Lake where the family spent most summer weekends and where Jack and Agnes spent most of their summers in their retirement. Jack is survived by his wife Agnes; his children, Annie(Werner) Nowak of Winnipeg, Andrew (Penny) Stilwell of Winnipeg, Bill (Evelyn) Stilwell of Neepawa; grandchildren, Heather, Sean, Stephen, Scott, Greg, Tyler; great grandchildren, Hannah, Connor, Emma as well as numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by all eight brothers and sisters. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel on June 22, 2012. Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary's Anglican Church officiated. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Brandon Area Community Foundation - for the Elgin Community, Box 22096, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y9.
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SNOWDON: Keith Elliott Snowdon. It is with heavy hearts that Keith's family announces his passing on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at the age of 83 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Keith was born in Pettapiece, MB to parents, John and Florence Snowdon, on July 30th, 1928. Keith is survived by his two sisters, Connie Cyster & family, Muriel Snowdon, both of Medicine Hat, AB; and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his sister Daisy Snowdon and his parents.
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ROBSON: Marjorie Rosina Robson (Ellis)1923-2012, died peacefully in Pallative Care, BRHC. Marjorie was active until late May, enjoying family, friends, cards and her gardening. Marjorie started her life with parents Charles and Jessie Ellis in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she met her love and life partner, Keith during grade twelve. Marjorie is predeceased by brothers George and Lloyd Ellis and sister Mary Horner. Marjorie enjoyed yearly visits with her younger brother Robert Ellis and was with him in Vancouver in May to celebrate his birthday. Marjorie was a WWII bride with ration stamps and a love of life. As a young mother of three, with their oldest child in Toronto Sick Children's hospital, Marjorie was a strong partner for Keith while he completed his degree in Guelph. The week their oldest son died, just days before his fifth birthday, Marjorie and Keith set out for Selkirk, Manitoba to start Brain Memorial Animal Hospital. With daily inclusion of daughters Beverley Leckie (Lea) and Bonnie Robson, the practice grew to cover land north, east and west of Selkirk, adding a dairy farm that later switched to beef as part of the artifical insemination business that served farmers and ranchers in the three prairie provivces. Keith and Marjorie sold the practice and farm to move to Brandon, Manitoba in 1967 so that they would have more time for their younger sons, Brent (Brenda) and Brad (Debbie). Keith then worked for the province and federal departments of Agriculture and Health of Animals until retirement that was spent wintering with many great friends near Edinburg, Texas. Its in Texas that Marjorie started to paint while Keith took up golf. Both loved to dance and even spent a few years enjoying square dancing. Music was a constant even during the years of study, practice and farming, often with Marjorie signing while she cooked supper accompanied by Keith at the piano or on occassion on clarinet. Marjorie was loved for her thoughtfulness and caring and is treasured by her grandchildren, Shauna (Dom), Mark (Krystal), Nelson (Joni ), Sheldon (Tasha), Graham, Glen, Blake, Bradley, and step-grandaughter Tiffany (Brandon). Marjorie delighted in being "GG" to her great grandchildren Kassidy, Hannah, Simon, Alyvia, Mason, and step-greatgrands Taylor and Isabella. Marjorie was looking forward to the arrival of another great grandson and great grandaughter in August. Marjorie touched the lives of many people with her generous spirit and loving nature, she was loved and will be missed by those that knew her. Marjorie's life will be celebrated at 4:00 pm, July 21 at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, MB, followed by refreshments and a time to visit in the church hall. Cut flowers are happily declined in respect for Marjorie's principal of frugality. Her wish would be for you to use the funds for an act of kindness. Upon leaving the church, family and friends are invited to Marjorie's Memorial Weiner Roast at 51 Ashgrove Blvd in Brandon. Marjorie's daughter, Bev Leckie will appreciate a call or email to assist the family in their preparations.
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ROBINSON: Barbara Goodwin Robinson of Brandon, Manitoba died peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the age of 93. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Beverley and her sister Marian. She leaves her devoted family: son, John and daughter-in-law, Marion and grandsons Alex (Eva) and Tim (Kayla), her son Alan, and her son Dale and daughter-in-law, Joan and granddaughters Holly and Krista. Those who knew her will know that Barbara was a humble person who loved the out-of-doors and had a devotion to learning about the animals, birds and plants of the area. She was a self taught authority and shared this knowledge as the curator of the B. J. Hales Museum during part of the time when it was located at Brandon University and she participated as a contributing author to the book, A Birder’s Guide to Southwestern Manitoba. As a member of the local Friends of the Bluebirds she cared for an extensive line of nest boxes, kept records of their use and travelled to many annual meetings. In September of 1987 she was presented an award for Outstanding Contributions to the North American Bluebird Society. She actively participated in the Brandon Naturalist Society, was one of the first to take part in local bird counts and faithfully volunteered at the Brandon Humane Society. She lived a busy independent life into her nineties, only reluctantly leaving her many pursuits, her bluebird line near the Criddle-Van historical homestead and her friends at Seniors 4 Seniors, Stitch and Chat, as her health failed. Barbara’s family would like to thank Dr. Hechler of Rosser Medical, the Home Care team from the Brandon RHA, visitors from the Westman Hospice Association and the many family and friends who helped her, in so many thoughtful ways, to stay in her home during the last two years. Having worked at Fairview Home herself, Barbara learned the significance of thoughtful care for those in their final years, and she fully appreciated the thoughtful care she received as she remained in her own home, enjoying the birds who visited her yard. Thanks are extended as well to the Activity Coordinators and to those on floor three of the Assibinboine Centre who helped make Barbara’s last four months as comfortable as possible. Special thanks are reserved for Sharon, who helped Barbara stay connected to those things she continued to find enjoyable and who remained a treasured companion to Barbara’s last day. At Barbara’s request no service will be held. Those wishing to remember Barbara may send donations to the Brandon Humane Society, Seniors 4 Seniors or a charity of their choice.
GEBAUER: Dennis Louis Gebauer passed away in Montreal on November 20, 2011. Dennis was predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Lena. Left to cherish his memory are brothers Delmar and Marvin, and sisters Faye and Fern and families. The ceremony to celebrate Dennis’s life will be held at the St. Charles Catholic Church, 320 St. Charles Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. July 7, 2012.
FLUKER: Arthur Roy (Bud), born April 20, 1927, passed away June 19, 2012 in British Columbia. A private Family Graveside Service will be held at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in Bud’s memory, if so desired, may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
CHALMERS: George Harvey Chalmers. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, George Harvey Chalmers. On June 25th 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer, Harvey, age 75, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his devoted wife Maureen (Hagan), children Tana (Gary Beaurivage), Shannon (Glenn Lovelace), Cindy (James Barnett), Jo-Anne and Les (Erica Noto): grandchildren Michelle (Steve), Sean (Jennifer), Sarah (Paul), Christopher (Kendra), Keith, Jake, Adam, Rebecca, Will, Jordan and Kayleigh: great-grandchildren Tristen, Ethan, Logan, Gabrielle, Samantha, Jordyn-Vi, Hayden, Caitlin, Nathanual, Keira and Ryan: brother Ronald. He will be missed by the many friends, relatives, nieces and nephews that he held dear. Harvey was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Mary Chalmers; siblings Merle and Frank, sisters in law Marianne and Arlene, brothers in law Charlie and Bob, nephew Larry, great niece Erin Beth and father in law Eddie Hagan. Harvey was born in 1937 in Creelman Saskatchewan. In 1956 he and Maureen married and moved to Bissett, MB where he worked in the assay office before beginning his apprenticeship in Stationary engineering. He completed his 3rd class papers and was always well respected by his co-workers. Over the years his work took him to Lynn Lake, Winnipeg, Belleview and Virden. He was clerk of the works at the new Virden Hospital and oversaw installing the water lines at Pipestone, Winnipeg Beach and other small villages in the Interlake area. He made many friends in the mines, and overseeing these various projects. While in Lynn Lake he started his own plumbing and heating business. He had a strong work ethic, and took pride and pleasure in doing it well. In his last years before retirement, he worked as head custodian of Virden Collegiate and found great joy in the staff and students. Harvey was a man that could make or build anything. He enjoyed many hours helping family with renovations and was especially proud of the house that he and Maureen worked together on in Virden. He enjoyed dancing, gardening, baseball, hockey and fishing. He spent many hours fishing in Lynn Lake, Thompson and on Lake Winnipeg. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren will remember his sense of humour and his teasing. Harvey had a beautiful singing voice and the songs and hymns he whistled or sang as he walked around the yard or while working will be remembered fondly by his family. His family would like to thank Dr. Tan at the Health Sciences Hospital and Dr. Fitzgerald at Virden Hospital for their compassion and care. We would also like to thank the home care co-ordinators and workers for their support and quick response. Memorial service was held at Virden United Church, 286 Nelson Street West on Friday June 29th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
God has not promised skies ever blueFlower strewn pathways all our lives through.But God has promised strength for the day rest for the weary, light for the way.
BRIDGEMAN: J. Earl Bridgeman passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, MB on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Earl was born at home near Hartney, MB April 7, 1927. He grew up in McConnell and Moline, MB. In Earl's younger years he farmed at Bernie, MB for a year. He also drove a Cat for Burton Construction and worked for McCullock's Auto and Machinery. In 1958, he started working at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. He was late for his first interview because he had gone flying with a friend. He managed to impress them enough and started work at the barns then in Mobile Support until his retirement in July 1988. In 1950, he met Evelyn Wingert and they were married on September 18, 1953. They built there first house on 1024 – 3rd Street North where they resided until 2000. They then moved to Monterey Estates where they enjoyed the small community setting. They were always attending Pot Lucks and events there. They moved to Victoria Landing in Brandon in 2007 where they enjoyed their later years. Curling was his game, he was instrumental in getting the BMHC Curling Club going and was President of the Curling Club for many years. He then went on to curl at Riverview Curling Club, and many local bonspiels. He was very proud and happy to curl his last bonspiel in Minnedosa in February 2012. After his retirement, he also loved to golf. Earl and Evelyn square danced with Shilo Square Dance Club and Circle 8 Square Dance Club. He belonged to the Canadian Order of Forresters, Toastmasters, and was a bingo caller for the Forresters, Fairview and Victoria Landing. Earl volunteered for everything and anything. He sold Christmas oranges for many years. Volunteered for the Summer Games, Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Red Nose. He was everyone's helper and repair man. One of his greatest joys was helping at the farm and his daughters’ acreages. Auction sales were also his passion. In their retirement years, Earl and Evelyn were able to go on many bus tours which they enjoyed immensely. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and family, teaching them new card games and jokes. He will be forever remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his beautiful Fern Leaf Peonies. Earl is survived by his loving wife Evelyn of 58 years; daughter Darcie (Corky) Glaseman, grandchildren Dustin (Elizabeth), Amanda; daughter Michelle Huskilson, grandchildren Morgan, Ty (their father Richard). He is also survived by sister Mary McLaughlin, twin sister Ethel English and brother Arnold (Greta) Bridgeman, sisters-in-law Marj Bridgeman, Joyce Goforth, Alice, Lorraine and Betty Wingert, Eileen Robertson, Leona Glennon, Nadine (Frederick) Kalinowsky, brother-in-law Ray (Millie) Wingert, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Earl is predeceased by parents Jack and Sarah Bridgeman, brothers Russell (Charlotte), Bill, Lorne (Edith), Ken (Janie), Roy (in infancy), brothers-in-law Ray McLaughlin and Dick English. Parents-in-law Joseph and Mary Wingert, brothers-in-law Richard, Jim, Don (Pat) and David (Elizabeth) Wingert, Howard Goforth, Bradley Robertson, Dennis Glennon. Nephews Greg, John and Kirk Wingert. A Celebration of Earl's life will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Prior to the service, visitation will take place at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are his grandchildren Dustin Glaseman, Amanda Glaseman and Morgan Huskilson, niece Lieta Kalinowsky, nephews Kirk Bridgeman and Tom English. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mad to a charity of choice. The Family would like to send a special thank-you to Dr. Benade and staff on A3 Palliative Care for their support and care.
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STROHMAN: Aleta Laverne Marie Strohman (Nee Rochelle) born April 13, 1931 - Died Feb. 14, 2012. Aleta passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Aleta was born in Elphinstone, Manitoba, She was the eldest daughter of Nick and Anne Rochelle. Aleta was predeceased by her parents Nick Rochelle in 1995, Anne Rochelle in 1997 and her eldest daughter Donna MacDonald in 2007. Surviving her are her husband of 53 years, Fred Strohman of Neepawa, her youngest daughter Dolores Strohman of Neepawa, her only granddaughter, Jennifer MacDonald (Allan) of Dauphin, her two great grandchildren Lee MacDonald and Ashley Asham of Dauphin, her only sister Lucille Lewandoski (Ray) of Sandy Lake, nephew Garrett Lewandoski and family of Winnipeg, niece Marla-Rae Lewandoski of Denver Colarado, U.S.A., sister- in-law Wilma Sawatzky (Erwin) of Neepawa. Aleta was a busy lady, if my memory is correct Mom’s first job was working for a lady in the Crawford Park area, doing house cleaning and laundry, than went to work at the first bus depot in Neepawa. She married Fred Strohman Jr. on June 14, 1958, they started their married life in Gladstone, Manitoba, where there eldest daughter Donna was born and then in 1962 they moved to Thompson, Manitoba, where there youngest daughter Dolores was born. They lived up there for 29 years and in that time mom enjoyed bowling and curling with dad, they also played cards at different friends places. Mom also took in boarders in the basement suite, she also sold Fuller Brush for awhile, she liked going camping until camping turned into weekends at the cabin on Paint Lake, she liked to go fishing while at the cabin. She loved to travel and visit relatives in the U.S.A, and of course in Canada. Mom was a member of the Thompson Hospital Auxiliary. She joined the Thompson Royal Purple in 1966 where she kept her membership in Neepawa & Gladstone until per passing. In 1990 they moved back home where Mom became a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Elks of Canada, both in Neepawa. She also got into selling Avon for a while. She enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds and going for walks in the evening when bugs weren’t eating her alive. One of the things she loved the most was going to bingo and yelling that all important word “BINGO”, which she did every now and then. The memorial service was held on June 22, 2012 at White’s Funeral Home in Neepawa, Manitoba. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba with a luncheon to follow at the Legion Hall in Neepawa, Manitoba.
SNOWDON: Keith Elliott Snowdon. It is with heavy hearts that Keith's family announces his passing on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at the age of 83 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Keith was born in Pettapiece, MB to parents, John and Florence Snowdon, on July 30th, 1928. Keith is survived by his two sisters, Connie Cyster & family, Muriel Snowdon, both of Medicine Hat, AB; and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his sister Daisy Snowdon and his parents.
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BOONE: Julian Boone. "He was a lively blonde haired boy who said little but exuded joy". Julian Dean Boone was born on January 9, 2010 at the Brandon General Hospital. He took a long time coming and when he finally did it was amazing. He was a black haired, blue eyed little angel at 8 lbs 9 oz and 24 inches long. It didn't take long at all for him to have the whole family wrapped around his little finger. As Julian grew his hair turned to blonde and he was even more of a looker. He quickly made it clear that he was a child that liked to have fun and was a little mischievous at times. He became quite attached to a big green stuffed frog that he called his baby. Julian very quickly showed a love of animals as well. His first cat was Socks and the second was Milo whom he lovingly referred to as Me - o. The poor cat would get dragged all over the place and loved it. Julian also loved people. He was not afraid to walk through a crowded room or give a stranger a hug. In this last year, Julian also showed us that he liked to dance. One of his favorites was the "wiggle, wiggle,wiggle." He also loved giving high fives which we are sure he's giving everyone up there in heaven. Earlier this year Julian began attending the Southwest Daycare in Brandon where, with his charming and friendly demeanor, he quickly made lots of new friends. While we are going to miss a lot of Julian's "firsts", the ones that we did get to share with him where always so happy and enthusiastic that we will never forget them. Julian is survived by his mom Candice Boone, his dad Byron McKay, grandparents: Patricia King, Rosie & Robert McKay, great grandmother Marlene King, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Central United Church, 327 8th St., Brandon, MB with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Southwest Day Care Inc., 656 6th St., Brandon, MB R7A 3P1.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
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