Classifieds / Obituaries
KERR: (William) Jeffrey Kerr, July 10, 1943 ~ February 17, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our most beloved, Jeff. A Memorial Service will be held at the Erickson Collegiate Gymnasium on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Jeff is survived by his wife Imeke; children John (Christine) and granddaughter Mila; David; and Charlene (Jeremy). He also leaves his brother Donald Kerr (Judy); sisters Helen Shields (Brian) and Laureen Singh (Ranjit); brothers in law Algirdas Timmerman, Marijus Timmerman (Jennifer), Ted Swift (Barbara) and many, many wonderful nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Jeff Kerr Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O the Erickson Credit Union.
Remembrances and Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgBoth his family and friends will forever cherish the moments they were able to spend with this very special man who always seemed to be able to find the good in everything and everyone. Rae's Funeral Service of Erickson are in care of arrangements (204) 636-7727
LAWSON: Frances Josephine passed away at Fairview Home, Brandon on Saturday, February 20, 2010. The Ceremony to Celebrate Frances' life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2010 at Central United Church, 327-8th Street. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Interment will follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Frances may be made to Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5 or to a charity of one's choice. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FITZGERALD: Grace Mae Fitzgerald of Birtle, Manitoba passed away Friday, February 19, 2010 at the Russell & District Health Center at the age of 95 years. Funeral services will be held at the Birtle United Church at a later date. Interment will be at Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of choice.Remembrances & Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements.
DENEKA: The death of Peter Deneka, of Brandon, beloved husband of Verna and dear father of Debbie, Greg, Cyndi and Rod, occurred in the city on Saturday, February 20, 2010. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm. The Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church will officiate. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will be in the BrandonCemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Peter to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BENTLEY: Lois Evelyn Bentley. Mum passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Born on June 20, 1931, to Sid and Bessie Bentley, Lois was the middle daughter of three. She was predeceased by her older sister Marie Saito. She is survived by only child Dolores Beckwith (Shell) of Winnipeg, granddaughter Tara (Tim) Klassen of Houston, Texas and her younger sister Beryl (Larry) Lukanuik of St. Albert, Alberta. There are also numerous nieces and nephews. To herdying day, Lois was a proud "East Ender" keeping in touch with numerous childhood friends throughout the years, both in Brandon and across Canada. Mum loved telling stories about childhood memories of skating at East End Community Centre, attending King George and Earl Haig schools, and all ofthe fun that the East End Gang had. Her first job was at A.E. McKenzie Seedsand she worked there until her marriage in 1953 to Ed Koshowski (deceased).As Ed was an army man his career often took her away from the friends andfamily she so loved. After living in Shilo, Quebec City, Petawawa andMontreal she returned home to Brandon in 1966 and had lived there eversince. Mum loved to knit. She knit for everyone and was very proud thatarticles she had knit can be found in England, Greece, the USA and all partsof Canada. She also was a Guardian Angel and knitted bonnets and booties forpreemie babies. She also knit toques for "Boomer's Legacy" to be distributedto children in Afghanistan. As Mum grew older and became frailer her lovefor animals increased. She spent many joyous hours feeding the birds andsquirrels in the yard. Over the years she had many beloved pets that sheloved and lost. Waiting for her at the Rainbow Bridge are King, Paws, Ebonyand Nicki. One day her beloved cat Thomas will find her there. Lois waspassionate about causes and when she began a crusade - look out! Shesuccessfully lobbied and had two dear friends from the glory days of baseball in Brandon in the 1950's inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. The documentary "The Boys Who Came To Play" chronicles the journey. "She will be missed." At Lois's request, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangementsare with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
APPOLIS: The death of Ivy Lily Appolis occurred on January 26, 2010 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North. Reverend Father Dominic Yuen presiding. Interment will take place at Brandon Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HANKS: Dr. George Edward (Ted) Hanks - 1925 ~ 2010. M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.CP. (Lond.), L.M.S.S.A., 1949. It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Ted Hanks at Poseidon Care Centre, on February 18, 2010, at the age of 84 years. Ted leaves to mourn his wife, Ann; his children; Karen (Wales, U.K.); Robert, wife Nicole and grandson, Max (Toronto); Timothy (Winnipeg); Sarah, husband, Curt Campbell (Regina); and Arthur (Toronto); his brother, Norman, wife Rita and family (England); and extended family in Canada, U.K. and U.S.A. Ted was born on March 5, 1925, in Pontypridd, South Wales, to George Havelock and Clara Hanks. After finishing Grammar School he worked in the local Public Health Office and attended night classes to prepare for entrance exams to medical school. Following a stint in the Royal Navy, Ted entered medical school in Glasgow, completing his studies in Cardiff and qualifying in London in 1949. Teds first appointment was to an acute 100 bed hospital in South Wales where he was the sole resident. He then worked as an assistant in a general practice of over 6,500 patients. In 1951 he became a surgical resident in hospitals in Hampshire and northern England. In 1955, disenchanted with the opportunities for young doctors in the National Health Service, Ted went to Western Nigeria where for the next five years he was general surgeon for several hospitals operated by the Roman Catholic Church. He often boasted that he was the only Anglican employed by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Benin! In 1959, Ted met his future wife, Ann Karry of Philadelphia, a teacher in a nearby girls secondary school. Because Ann was American, they decided to compromise and immigrate to Canada. They chose Manitoba because it was in the middle of the country. Teds first job in Manitoba was at Vita. In August, 1961, he accepted the position of Municipal Doctor for the R.M. of Argyle where he practiced out of Baldur Hospital; a post he held until the transition to universal medicare in 1969. (He was the last Municipal Doctor in Manitoba). In his 36 years of medical practice in Baldur, until his retirement in 1997, Ted always enjoyed both the challenge of rural medicine and the cooperation that was established among the neighboring physicians and hospitals. In an emergency he could always count on instant support from his colleagues. While medicine was Teds primary interest, searching second-hand book stores was his second. Famous for always having a book tucked in his pocket, he especially enjoyed reading medical history and biography. By the time of his retirement he had amassed a library of 10,000 books. The family wishes to thank the staff on the fifth floor at Poseidon Lodge for their compassionate and dignified care during the last eight years of Teds life. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 24, at Neil Bardal Inc., 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery) at 1:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, a donation may be made to Doctors Without Borders, Suite 402 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5S 2T9 or the Baldur Public Library, Baldur, MB, R0K 0B0. Neil Bardal Inc. (204) 949-2200. nbardal.mb.ca
WALKER: The death of Christopher Marcell Walker of Brandon, occurred Friday, February 12, 2010 in Surrey, British Columbia. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330- 18th Street North on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Complete obituary will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WOOD: Jim (James) Wood, born June 24, 1909, passed away at the BrandonRegional Health Centre on February16, 2010. Jim leaves to mourn daughters Marion George of Brandon, Sharon Wood of Regina, son Ken and Linda Wood of Sioux Narrows, sister Mae Haglund of Winnipeg, brother Harry Wood of Morden, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary, sister Lorna Bray, son-in-law Jack George. Jim lived in the Darlingford area from 1909 to 1976 where he farmed for 50 years. He retired to Morden in 1976 where he lived until late 2009 when he became a resident of Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone. Jim was active in farm organizations - being a director and delegate for the local Pool Elevator, a member of the Farmers Union and Soil Conservation Club. He was active in the United Church being a treasurer, elder and worker. He was the secretary treasurer of Calf Mountain School from 1951 to 1964. After moving to Morden, Jim became a member of the Manitoba Society of Seniors, an active member of the Seniors Center and a board member for the Morden Handivan. He was an avid reader and curler. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Paul's United Church in Morden Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 17, 2010. Donations in his memory may be made to Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge, 353 Thornhill St., Morden, Manitoba, R6M 1M8 or a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
VAN SANTEN: Katherine Van Santen of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Jan (John) Van Santen, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Friday, February 19, 2010 at the age of 70 years. A Prayer Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at ww.brockiedonovan.com.
SOPP: Wayne Sopp, beloved husband and father, passed away February 14, 2010 at the age of 56 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by many of his loving family. Wayne will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of 37 years, Colleen, his adoring daughter, Stormy, and his recently-welcomed son-in-law, Jeffrey Strank. Wayne will also be lovingly remembered by his brother Dave (Marg) Sopp, his sisters Joyce Reid, Jeannie (Floyd) Neilon, Sandie (Jack) Bellamy, Dorothy (Dave) Brunnen and Shiela (Bill) Chapman, and his sister-in-law, Joanne Sopp. Wayne will be just as dearly missed by his mother-in-law Freda Mallory, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Robert) Duquesne, Michael Mallory, Jay Mallory and Cindy (Lorne) Peters. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Irene and Harry Sopp, his brother Howard Sopp, his brother-in-law Alex Reid, and his mentor and father-in-law Wilfrid Mallory. Wayne also had a wonderful extended family of nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him deeply. Wayne was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 18, 1953 and eventually settled in Edmonton, Alberta to raise a family. He was a successful businessman, an avid golfer, an accomplished chef, but most importantly, a family man. Wayne lived his life in the moment and celebrated every day; he did everything with a sense of determination but more importantly, with a sense of humour. Waynes word was his bond, and his soft heart was evident in everything he did. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Waynes life at The Hainstock Memorial Chapel, 9810-34th Avenue, Edmonton at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2010. Should friends and family wish, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nait School of Culinary Arts: The Wayne Sopp Memorial Fund, Cheques can be made payable to: Department of Advancement, NAIT, Attention: Sabrina Giordano, Coordinator - Student Awards firstname.lastname@example.org. (780) 491.1339.
SHAW: Edith Ellen Shaw of Birtle, Manitoba, formerly of Brandon, passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Manor, Birtle, Manitoba on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the young age of 100 years. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edith may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McCRORY: Pauline Alva McCrory (nee Campbell). It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother on Monday, February 15, 2010. She will forever remain in the memory of her family, her son James (Rose Anne), daughters, Linda Wass (Robert), Carolyn Bumstead (William), Mary Lou Doyle, (Larry). Grandchildren, Samantha McCrory, Jamie McCrory (Seanine), Kevin Wass (Kim), Geoff Bumstead, Patrick Doyle (Sheri), Kelly Doyle; Great grandchildren, McCrory Skuce, McAuley Skuce, Campbell Skuce, Robert Wass, Geoffrey Wass, Danika Bumstead, Makenna Bumstead, Madison Doyle, Finian Doyle. Pauline was predeceased by her husband James, parents Cecil and Alva Campbell, sister Chickie Harrison, granddaughter Shannon Wass and grandson Todd Skuce. Pauline was born in Brandon on April 8, 1922 and grew up in the east end of Brandon, attending King George and Earl Haig schools. At a young age, she was active in sports and the Dr. Schubert Youth Choir. As a teenager, she began working at the Metropolitan Store. Romance began, young James McCrory of Rideau Street and Pauline became a pair skating at the East End Community Rink. In 1940 Jim was called up for the Forces and he joined the Air Force. They were married September 20, 1940. They were first stationed at St. Thomas and then Dunville, Ontario. After the war Pauline resided in many locations due to Jims employment with John Deere; Winnipeg, Swan River, Wynyard and Dauphin, returning to Brandon in 1974. Jim died of cancer in 1975. Pauline returned to the work force and worked for Shirleys Card Shop in Shoppers Mall for many years. Music and her church were always a big part of her life. She was a founding member of St. James Presbyterian Church in Dauphin and choir member. She was a member at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg and First Presbyterian Church in Brandon. Pauline was a member of the Ladies Shrine Club, Brandon. Paulines hobbies included knitting, baking, playing cards and visiting with friends. She formed many friendships over the years with her vibrant personality and winning smile. Our family would like to thank Dr. Groves, Home Care Staff and all who helped Pauline through her declining health, Norma Jean Coates and her extended family, Arlene Robertson and her many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honour of Mom, to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339-12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4M3. Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HOUCK: James Norman Houck. Norm passed away on February 15, 2010, at the age of 76, following a brief illness. Norm Houck graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Geological Engineer. He worked as the geologist and assistant mine manager of New Manitoba Mining & Smelting at Cat Lake, Manitoba. After the mine closed, Norm got a Bachelor of Pedagogy degree from the University of Manitoba. He later obtained a Bachelor of Education degree. He taught at Charleswood Collegiate (5 years), John Taylor Collegiate (I Year), and Westwood Collegiate (25 years). He taught Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science. Norm Houck skipped or played third on teams that won seven Manitoba (Mens Seniors Masters) and three Canadian (Seniors) Curling Championships. He skipped teams that won two Car Bonspiels, the Tournament of Champions played in Maple Leaf Gardens, and the Major events and Grand Aggregate in the Manitoba Bonspiel. He is a Honourary Life Member of the Elmwood Curling Club. For his work on school and junior curling, he was made a Honourary Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association. In 1990 he was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall Of Fame. In 1963 Norm built a cottage on Luella Island in the Lake of the Woods. Norm and his Mom, Dad and friends enjoyed many years of enjoyment relaxing and fishing at the summer home. The scenic twelve mile boat ride to the cottage was part of the memories that we all remember. Boat trips down to the USA to get American beer and to see Ft. St. Charles were a special treat for visitors. Norm retired in 1989 at age 55 so as to enjoy golfing, curling, down hill skiing and his cottage full time. On September 20, 2007, Norm moved from Winnipeg to Hamiota, Manitoba. He is survived by his brother Frank and his sister Margaret, along with nephews and nieces and their families. A special thanks to the relatives in Hamiota and hospital staff in Hamiota who provided wonderful care to Norm in his final days. A grave-side service will be held at a later date.
HORNER: Elliott Earl Horner, beloved husband of Lorna, of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on February 17, 2010 at the Erickson Personal Care Home at the age of 82 years. Memorial service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Erickson Personal Care Home, Erickson, Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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