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DUNLOP: Thomas Robert William "Tom" Dunlop, age 76, beloved husband of Marilyn, died on September 21, 2011 at the Bayside Personal Care Home Killarney, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Family Interment at Brandon City Cemetery Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Tom maybe made to the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children; #100-2629 29th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 2N9.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd.
BAILEY: Regina Cerena Bailey of Brandon, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, September 22, 2011, two days following her 92nd birthday. Mum was born in Elton Municipality on September 20, 1919 to parents, William Gordon and Anna Sarah Dunseith. She received her education at Norman School. She married Charles (Wes) Bailey on December 27, 1943 and they were married for 67 years, until she was widowed in March of this year. Mum had a love for farming and the outdoors, especially gardening and enjoyed the hours spent in her vegetable and flower gardens. Mum was a homebody at heart and was most happy when doing needlework (such as pictures), making quilts with the neighbour ladies and all forms of sewing. During the last five years of her life she was a resident of Valleyview Care Centre, due to the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Regina was predeceased by her husband, Charles (Wes) in March of 2011, and she is survived by one son, Dexter of Brandon. At her request, cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held.
ALLEN: Beatrice Mae Allen (nee McCormick). It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved and beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Beatrice Mae Allen. Beatrice was born an only child on July 28, 1934 to William and Amelia McCormick. Beatrice was raised on a farm in Cardale, Manitoba. She then met the love of her life Jack Allen and they married in 1955. They enjoyed a life of going to dances and social gatherings with their many friends. She loved camping and the outdoors, playing cards, knitting, laughing and gave the best hugs. They camped many summers at Curran Park where she was happy to spend the day with her children while Jack went to work. She had a great love for her Siamese cats, always having one or two around the house. She devoted her life to her family – Jack (her best friend) and their 7 sons and 1 daughter. All of her grandchildren were her pride and joy and each held a special place in her heart. Family gatherings meant the world to Beatrice as she enjoyed having all her family together. Left to cherish Beatrice’s memory is her loving husband of 56 years, Jack; son Jim (Donna), children Tyler (Janice), Brett (Danielle), Josh (Natasha) and Scott; son Don (Cheryl), children Cheridon (Neal), Tory; son Lawrence (Donna), children Cindy (Randy Riege), Tracy (Barry Chapman); son Harvey (Pat) children Candace (Darren Randall), Krystal (Rod Duncan), Cole; son Doug (Colleen) children Kyle and Jenna; son Ken (Ronda) children Brian and Amelia (Jory); son Dennis (Jackie) children Logan and Brooklyn; daughter Kathy (Graham Bates) children Daniel, Jordan and Tanner; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great- great-grandchild. Her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who was involved in her beautiful life. Anyone who met Beatrice knew what a special, warm hearted and giving lady she was. In keeping with Beatrice’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating her life was held on August 18, 2011.
THERRIEN: The death of Mario Charles Therrien, beloved husband of Heather (nee Davidson) and dear father of Marc (Kylie Stasila), Rachel and Sarah, occurred suddenly in Brandon on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Funeral Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre. 727-0330.
BARROWS: The death of Gordon Kenneth Barrows beloved husband of Kathy occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Gordon's Life will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North. Joe Ball will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B - 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
IRONSIDE: Ruby Eileen Ironside, beloved wife of the late Leslie Ironside, age 75, died on September 19, 2011 at the Rock Lake Hospital, Crystal City, Manitoba. Memorial Service wil be held Thursday, September 22, 2011, Glenora Community Church, Glenora, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Private Interment Rapid City Cemetery, Rapid City, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9.
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Graham's Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.
HAWKINS: Ivy Kathleen, 83 years, beloved wife of Harold Hawkins, mother of Kathy (Jack) Welsh, May Menkema and George (Linda) Pringle, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Funeral Service will be held at the Brandon Hills United Church, Brandon Hills on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Brandon Hills Cemetery. In memory of Ivy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
DRAKE: Amelia “Millie” Drake of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the age of 80 years. A graveside service will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SHAHARIW: William (Bill) M.D. January 4, 1919 – September 12, 2011. Bill passed away peacefully on September 12, 2011 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC shortly after having said a loving good bye to his family. Born in Ukraine, Bill and his wife Agnes immigrated to Canada from Germany on Christmas Eve, 1949, and settled in Brandon, Manitoba, where he practiced as a solo family physician until his first retirement in 1990. When he and Agnes moved to Victoria that same year, he returned to part time work, enjoying his early shifts in the Operating Room at the Cowichan District Hospital and his days at the Lansdowne Medical Treatment Centre and the Royal Oak Centre Medical Clinic. Even his second retirement at 88 years of age was a reluctant one. Bill was clearly called to the practice of medicine, and dedicated his life to alleviating the suffering of others. Bill’s calling was also related to his deep faith in God, and in Brandon, he and Agnes helped to found Grace Mennonite Church – a community they attended faithfully throughout their decades in the ‘Wheat City.’ Bill lived an independent life until one week before he died. He enjoyed classical music, reading, watching the news, debating politics and economics, giving advice, and an occasional glass of Merlot. But most of all, he loved his family, with whom he visited regularly and spoke daily. He was especially fond of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who gave him great joy and pride. Bill was predeceased by his dear wife Agnes in 1991, and is survived by son Eugene (Katie) and daughters Betty (Bruce) and Valerie (John), several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his special friend Kae. Bill’s family is deeply grateful to RJH’s CCU staff whose care of Bill would have met with his approval and was exemplary in every way. Special thanks to Drs. Fretz, Sochowski, Parton and Wood, and Nurses Andrea, Corinne, Deanna, Brenda, Barb, Heather, Kathryn, Tim, Team Leader Jason, and Social Worker Barb. A celebration of Bill’s life will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Agnes and William Shahariw Memorial Scholarship at the University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3060, Victoria, BC V8W 3R4.
NEILSON: Terrence “Terry” William Neilson, 67 of Boise formerly of Pocatello passed away at his home Saturday, September 17, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23rd at the Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church, 765 E. Chinden Blvd., Meridian, Idaho. Remembrances may be left for the family online at Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. Terry was born on November 21, 1943 in Minnedosa Manitoba Canada to Otto and Lillian Neilson. He was raised in Erickson Manitoba and attended schools there. He married Patricia Slobodian in 1967, and from this union he was blessed with 3 children. Terry moved from Brandon Manitoba to Pocatello, Idaho in 1982. He married Gayla Covington Aragon in Pocatello in 1988. They moved to Boise in 2003. Terry worked for JR Simplot Company and Idaho State University in Pocatello. He enjoyed NASCAR, football, fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Gayla of Boise; son, Darren Neilson; daughter, Shelley (Scott) Hardenbrook and son Kevin (Randi) Neilson all of Pocatello; step sons: Marc Aragon of Kansas City, Brian (Jennifer) Aragon of Pocatello; and step daughter, Christine Aragon of Boise; sister, Cheryl Bagnall of Lethbridge, Canada; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Bryan Neilson.
RAMSTEAD: George Lawrence Ramstead went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 67 years. George was born May 26, 1944 at Broadview, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm near Dubuc, Saskatchewan. He was the second youngest of a family of five, three brothers, one sister. George received his education at Round Lake School and later worked at various retail establishments. In 1967, he began working at Perth's Cleaners in Yorkton and transferred to Brandon in 1976, retiring in 2004. George was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with family and friends. George was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and watching football, baseball, golf and Wheat Kings Hockey. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends, travelling throughout Canada and the United States. George and Betty especially enjoyed their trips to Hawaii, Florida, California and their trip to the East Coast upon Betty's retirement. George was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary, two infant siblings, sister-in-law Barbara Ramstead and numerous aunts and uncles. George is survived by his wife Betty; daughters Kim (Prince) Osawe and Kerri Ramstead and his precious granddaughter Mercedes Osawe. He is also survived by his brothers: Gordon (Darlen), Gerald, and David (Gloria); sister Winnie (Bill) Schultz and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North. Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Chorney, Charlie Cookson, Darren Geletchuk, David Andrusiek, Gordon Cookson and Mike Presiloski. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of George to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KLASSEN: The death of Katherine Klassen, widow of David and dear mother of Helga and Paul, occurred in Brandon on Monday, September 19, 2011. A memorial service will be held at the Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1515-26th Street on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11:00 am. Pastor Ben Kramer will officiate. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Please meet at Richmond Park Church by 9:45 a.m. if you are attending the graveside ceremony. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STEINBURG: Connie Steinburg; beloved wife of Orrie Steinburg and the late Willard Opruk; mother of Susan (John) Bothe, Sandy Opruk (Darcy James), Donna (Jack) Grassie, Diane (Ron) Hucal, Pattie (Mark) Campbell; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 70 years of age. A service to celebrate Connie’s life will be held at the Hamiota District Sports Complex, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Connie’s memory to Nursing c/o Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0; Hamiota Community Foundation, Box 100, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
SMART: Dorothy Winnifred Smart was born April 10th, 1928 in Arden, Manitoba. She was the fifth child of nine born to William and Florence Smart. In 1947, she married Dave Smart, which then sealed the deal. It made her "Smart" for life. The joys of being a CPR wife meant packing and unpacking ten times in four years, before settling in Treherne. In 1955, they moved to Chater where they raised their family and lived for many years. Mom was the ultimate housewife. No running water, or few modern conveniences, but she never complained and always took the best care of her family. It was there that she learned to drive a car. In the pastures of Reed’s farm, with the kids in the back seat, mom taught herself to drive a standard, and the kids were so disappointed when Mrs. Angus told her not to start driving in third gear, which ruined all the fun. In 1971, they moved to Brandon. Mom worked as a nursing assistant at BMHC for 17 years. She will always be remembered for the kindness she showed to the residents in her care. Many times she would arrive at the family cabin with a van full of residents to treat them to a fun day out. She was a lover of travel, and was able to see many parts of the world; Africa, Great Britain, Alaska, Hawaii, and many Norm Olfrey bus trips with the girls to the US. She loved to sing in the choir, and was always the first one on the dance floor when the music started. Her clogging group won first prize at the Calgary Stampede in the talent show. We will always remember her Sunday dinners, when she could never have enough company around the dining room table. Mom and Dad moved into Lions Manor in 1999, which was her first brand-new home! Dorothy is survived by: her son, Danny (Andrea), daughters Bev (Gary) and Valerie (Dave), daughter- in-law Lorna (Murray); her grandchildren Vic (Shawna), Tanya (Sean), Heidi, Drew, Jonathan, Daniel (Shelly), Jessica, Carlie, Lindsay, Taylor, Tatianna, and David; great grandchildren Brooklyn, Taylor, Rowan, Annika, and Nicholas; her sisters Betty, Vera, and Audrey, brothers Donnie and Barry. She was predeceased by her husband Dave in 2001, son David in 1971, and son-in-law Greg in 2006; sisters Jean, Muriel, and brother Alan. We wish to thank Hillcrest for their kindness and care during her time there. A time of visitation and viewing will take place at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans Section on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
RAMSTEAD: The death of George L. Ramstead, beloved husband of Betty and dear father of Kim and Kerri occurred in Brandon on Friday, September 16, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel. Announcement of service details will follow.
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