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BROWNELL: Melrose Elizabeth Brownell (Sinclair). It is with sadness, but wonderful memories, we announce the passing of our mother, Melrose Elizabeth on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB. Melrose was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and great-aunt. Melrose was born on December 30, 1927 in Wellwood, MB. She was the second daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Sinclair. She grew up in the Wellwood district and received her education there. It was there that she met the love of her life, Arthur Brownell. They were married in 1945 and farmed in the area until they retired to Neepawa in 1994. Mom was a very gentle and compassionate person always putting family first. She loved teaching them and sharing with them her great love of nature. Endless hours were spent in her vegetable and flower gardens. We often teased Mom that she was making the flowers dizzy moving them around. Mom also found time to be involved with all her church and community activities. Mom and Dad retired from the farm in 1994, and moved to Neepawa. In 2010 she moved in with daughter Donna and son-in-law Jerry Andresen where she continued her gardening. Remaining to cherish forever Mom’s memory are her three daughters, Gail (Douglas) Kinney, Donna (Jerry) Andresen, Shereen (Bill) MacDonald, grandchildren, Garnet (Christina) Kinney, their children Cole and Catryn, Craig Kinney, and daughter Ryan, Brett (Krista) Kinney and daughter Melrose, grandchildren Krisa and Tyler Buchanan. Also left to mourn is sister Viola (Edward) Wilson and son Bradley (Michelle), children Alexina, Kaylee and Breanna, sister-in-law Harriet Pentland, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mom will also be missed by friend William Buchanan. Melrose was predeceased by her Arthur in 1999, two infant sons, parents Samuel and Elizabeth Sinclair, and sister Rhoda Marwick. The funeral service was held on April 17, 2012 at the United Church in Neepawa with Rev. Mark Satterly officiating. Pallbearers were Garnet Kinney, Craig Kinney, Brett Kinney, Krisa Buchanan, Tyler Buchanan and Bradley Wilson. Soloist was Connie Chudley. White’s Funeral Home of Neepawa was in charge of arrangements. Interment followed in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
God saw you getting tired,When a cure was not to be,So He put His arms around you,And whispered “Come to Me”.You didn’t deserve what you went through,So He gave you rest.God’s garden must be beautiful,He only takes the best.So when he saw you sleeping,So peacefully and free from pain,We could not wish you back to suffer that again.
DONOGH: Jaydon Andrew, 23 years, cherished son of Darcie and John Donogh, beloved brother of Brodie and Chelsea Donogh, devoted fiancé of Meghan Houston, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Jaydon, donations may be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba, Funds for Furry Friends or to the Brandon Humane Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
DUNLOPP: Jack Dunlop, age 88, died April 17, 2012, Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. In accordance with Jack's wishes no formal funeral will be held. Everyone is invited to a memorial reception on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Killarney, Manitoba. Private Interment Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Killarney United Church Building Fund, the C.N.I.B. or to the Tri Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
PAGE: Mary Page passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Brockie Donovan Celebrant, Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, 210-275 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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COULING: Gary Kenneth Couling, beloved husband of Tami, father to Leonard, and Danielle died suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Gary was born in Brandon on February 15, 1964, attending school in Brandon, graduating from Crocus Plains in 1983. He played football and participated enthusiastically in the drama club. Gary met Tami in Cold Lake AB and they were wed in September 1998. They welcomed Leonard in August 2000 and Danielle in September 2003. Gary followed his dream into broadcasting until 2002, when due to family responsibilities, Gary pursued several other work avenues. The family moved back to Brandon in 2005. Besides his family, Gary is survived by his parents, Larry and Jean; sisters, Stacy and her daughter Ruby; Kelli and husband Korry Rothwell. He also leaves his father-in-law Peter Briere and wife Lea; mother -in-law Marieanne Harris; sisters and brothers-in-law; Cindy and Willy Boerdyk, Melodie and Dean Baskerville, Brian and Kelly Briere and Charity and Jason Machney and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents Jim and Ellen Beilby and Grace and Leonard Couling. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dave Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37 - 11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2 or Big Brothers and Sisters of Brandon, 153A 8th St. Brandon, MB R7A 3W9.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DOYLE: The death of Eileen May Doyle of Brandon occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 16, 2012. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Chris Arthur will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Eileen to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B - 457 9th St. Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FAGG: The death of Bertha Ina Fagg, widow of Archie, dear mother to Beverly Otley and Barbara Dinsdale, occurred at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Ina at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, April 23, 2012 between the hours of 11:00 am. and 12:30 p.m. with a time of sharing at 11:00 a.m. Complete obituary information will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ina to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105, 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MAXWELL: In loving memory of Dorothy R.Maxwell, age 83 beloved wife of the late Earle Maxwell. Dorothy died peacefully on April 16, 2012 at Evergreen Place in Boissevain, Manitoba. A public graveside service will be held on Saturday May 5, 2012 at Boissevain Cemetery Boissevain, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Unit 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
MINI: Maureen Mini of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, passed away suddenly at her residence on April 17, 2012. Prayer service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow in the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
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THOMSON: Margaret May Thomson; beloved wife of James Thomson and mother of Noreen (Mel), Shirley (Claude), Marion (Greg), Joan (Robert), Jim (Sharon), grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 22; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 85 years of age. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Tarbolton Church, R.M. of Daly, MB on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Tarbolton Cemetery. A lunch at the Tarbolton Church will follow interment. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Tarbolton Cemetery Fund, R.R. #1, Alexander, MB, R0K 0A0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
McKERNAN: Gerard Micheal McKernan born February 4th, 1947 in Brantford, Ontario, unexpectedly passed away at his home in Belmont Manitoba on April 8th, 2012. A graveside memorial will be held on April 21st at the Ninette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
NEAULT: Lena Neault (née Atamanchuk) (Grabowski). After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, our dear mother, baba, sister, aunt and mother-in-law peacefully slipped away from us into God’s hands Monday, April 16, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Lena was born June 30, 1927 in Fishing River, Manitoba and resided in Brandon from 1948 until her passing. She was predeceased by her parents Kyrylo and Nellie Atamanchuk, husbands Tom Grabowski and Emile Neault, sister Olga, brothers John, Peter, Alec and Sam and grandson Michael. Left to cherish Lena’s memory are her children Nestor Atamanchuk (Ronnie Jane), Addy Switzer (Dawson), Joyce Brown, Marcy Grice, Perry Grabowski, step-son Garry Potter (Marg), step-daughter Ilda Hildebrand (Harold); her beloved grandchildren Tanis Lowry, Zoe Atamanchuk, Trevor Atamanchuk, Jason Yakiwchuk, Becky Switzer, Jeff Switzer, Carrie Lee Klemmer, Ryan Grice, Jennifer Oltean, nine great grand children; her sisters Anne, Helen, Margaret and Liz; brother Paul, and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to the staff and doctors on A2 and A3 of the Assiniboine Centre who assisted with Lena’s care in her final weeks. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and a private celebration of Lena’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or a charity of choice is appreciated.
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KLAEHN: Sandra Lynn Klaehn of Austin, Manitoba passed suddenly on March 13, 2012 at the age of 55. She is survived by her two sisters and their families: Jackie and Cathy, her three children and nine grandchildren: Joanna (Zach and Kay-Lynn), Wesley (Mikayla, Alexis and Hunter) and David (Cody, Ashley, Maddison and Megan).
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JACKSON: Murray Ross passed away suddenly from a short illness at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 16th, 2012. Son of the late Bruce Jackson and the late Selina Jackson (née Fontana). Brother of Roy Jackson of Boissevain and the late Bill Jackson. Husband of the late Cheryl Jackson (née Elliott). Loving partner of Elaine Griffiths of Brandon. Father of Kenneth Jackson of Brandon and Steven Jackson of Toronto. Uncle, great uncle and great great uncle to too many nephews and nieces to mention. Murray Jackson was born on April 19th, 1946 in Virden, MB. He moved to various towns including Boissevain and Minto in his youth. He grew up in the Catholic church and served as an alter boy. In 1971, he married Cheryl Elliott and moved to Minto. His first son, Kenneth, was born in 1972 and his second son, Steven, was born in 1976. Murray spent a large part of his life in service to the community, helping create a seniors residence and a clean water system as well as playing a part in the town's centennial. He opened his accounting business and operated it with Cheryl for over ten years. He served on the Minto volunteer fire department, community hall board, rink committee, and cemetery committee. He was involved in many sports in Minto and surrounding communities including curling, bowling and the Minto Choir Boys baseball team. Murray was also involved in politics, becoming the president of the Turtle Mountain Progressive Conservatives for a period of time. Murray worked at a number of municipalities in administrative positions such as Riverside, Turtle Mountain, Glenwood and Whitewater and worked as a councillor in Whitewater. Murray and his family started harness horse racing in the mid eighties and owned and trained horses to race all over Manitoba and Saskatchewan for over twenty years. He also served as president of the Great Western Harness Racing Circuit. He enjoyed his time on the farms with his brothers and his many nieces and nephews and at home, participating in school functions and various trips with Cheryl, Ken, Steven, and the family dog, Macky. When Cheryl passed away in 2008, Murray continued harness racing and his community involvement. He retired from municipal work in 2009. He met Elaine in 2010 and in 2011, he moved to Brandon with her. He joined curling and bowling leagues, going dancing with Elaine to the music of the Fugitives, and remained active until his passing. Murray is survived by his sons, Ken and Steven and his partner Elaine and her sons, Rick, Jerry and Jon. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church at 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Reception to follow at St. Augustine's with interment after at Minto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Minto Cemetery Perpetual Fund, the Minto Foundation and/or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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STEVENS: Marion Ellen (Higginbotham) Stevens left us to be with our Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Brandon, Manitoba. Marion was born February 27, 1911 in Oak Lake. She enjoyed teaching school before she married Ernie in 1935. They lived in Minnedosa for over 30 years where Ernie owned and operated Stevens Drug Store. Marion was very active in Church and community affairs. She was a Sunday school teacher, president of UCW, life member of Women's Missionary Society, past member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of Inner Wheel. After Ernie retired, they spent thirteen winters in Stuttgart, Arkansas where they were active members of First Baptist Church. Marion was predeceased by her parents John and Maude Higginbotham, her sisters Lillian, Eva, Margaret and Gladys; her brothers Wesley, Fred and Wilfred, and in 2005 by her loving husband, Ernie. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Williams and her son Gordon (Mary) Stevens; her grandchildren Randy (Andrea) Erwin, Dr. Steven (Megan) Erwin, Dr. Scott (Janette) Erwin, Heather Dyson and Andrea (Tyler) Brill; her great-grandchildren Rachel and Elaina Erwin, Ashlynn and Colt Erwin, Halle, Lauren and Luke Erwin, Paul and Grace Dyson, Freya and Zoe Brill. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Fred and his wife Fern Stevens. Marion touched many lives and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel in Brandon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Arlene Robertson will officiate. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Bible Society, 952 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2M 3R8.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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