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MURPHY: John Murphy of Shilo, beloved husband of the late Inga Murphy and father of David and Patsy, passed away at Hillcrest Place on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the age of 81 years. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Shilo Roman Catholic Church, Shilo on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Padre Kelly Boyden as Celebrant. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held immediately after the service at the Sprucewoods Community Hall with interment following at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2 or to a church of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KREUTZER: The family of Marjorie (nee Ennis) Kreutzer wish to announce her passing July 14, 2011. Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Whites Funeral Chapel, Neepawa. Donations in Marjorie’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association.
McKELLAR: Lois Susan McKellar (nee Hobday) of Winnipeg, formerly of Nesbitt, beloved mother of Malcolm and Barb and dear grandma to Pearce and Rayna, entered into eternal peace at Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg on Saturday, July 16, 2011. A service to honor Lois’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Stephen Parker officiating. Interment will be held at Minnewawa Cemetery, Nesbitt, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lois may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room 0NI160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E OV9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. or to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation, One Morley Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 2P4. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HOLMSTROM: The family of Frances Margaret Holmstrom announce her passing on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home (formerly of Basswood, Manitoba) at the age of 89 years. Frances was born at Newdale, Manitoba on May 29, 1922. Frances is survived by her son Dennis (Wendy), grandsons Kyle, Nathan, Michael, Blake and their families; son Delmar (Michelle), grandsons Phillip and Chris and their families; daughter-in-law Sherry, granddaughters Elizabeth and Joanne. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur and son Dale. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place at a later date at Basswood Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KOLESAR: Dale Thomas Kolesar, born November 21st, 1954 in Neepawa, Manitoba, died July 15th, 2011 in Brandon, Manitoba. We, the Kolesar family sadly announce the death of our dear brother Dale. Dale grew up in Springhill with his first years of school in the 1 room school house, moving onto Neepawa and finishing high school in Brandon. Dale's love of carpentry started soon after mastering his jack of all trades and to us Master of all, beginning in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. Dale returned to Brandon and some time in real estate, his true calling saw him return to carpentry. Dale's hands have graced many homes in Brandon with his touch. Dale's illness became apparent very abruptly, his first thoughts.. I am not sick I have a house to finish...this was not to be. From that day forward friends from far and wide rushed to Dale's side..there were hockey games, ice fishing to our final booze cruise in the convertible. Dale so loved by family and friends. Dale was predeceased by Mom, Marguerite, Dad, Bernard and great-niece Kiara. Dale is survived by brothers Terry and Russell, sisters Kathy, Carolyn, Colleen and their families. Service: Graveside at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Thursday, July 21st., 2011 at 1:00 p.m. White's Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.
BERRY: The world is a quieter place. Harvey Everett Berry, age 97, passed away at Fairview Home, Brandon on July 16, 2011. The next time we hear thunder, we will know that it is Harvey telling God how he wants things to be done! Harvey was the last of twelve children born to Joe and Mary Berry at Gilbert Plains. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (née Paynter), his daughters and their families; Noreen (David Maguire), sons Wade (Dinh), their daughter Sophie, and Shane (Gayle), their daughter Lennon; Beryl (Larry Maguire), son Tim (Barb), their children Colton, Ashton, Emily, Shamus, daughter Laura (Devin) their children Oscar and baby due in September; Bonnie (Randy), their children Paul (Lily) and Elan (Jeff). One sister-in-law, Noreen Cass, nieces, nephews and cousins remain to remember him. After working on the Bull Gang, underground, pipefitting on the surface, Harvey’s job in Flin Flon was patrolling and repairing the wooden water line from the mining company to Cliff Lake, six miles a day on foot or on snowshoes. When he became head pumpman, he and Gertrude lived at Cliff Lake. He retired to Souris, then Brandon. Harvey enjoyed gardening, camping, curling, horseshoes, pool, crib, music, baseball, hockey and games with his family. He loved nature and had dogs, cats and geese as pets. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 66 years. He was stationed at several places during the war with the RCAF. The most memorable was Goose Bay. Special thanks to Chuck Bailey for the many years of playing crib and lately bingo with Harvey. Thanks to Murray’s Dealership for being Harvey’s drop in place. Brandon City Police, you may relax now! He won’t be pushing his walker on Richmond Avenue. We sincerely appreciate the staff at Fairview Home for their kindness, patience, and humor in caring for Harvey. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rick Hansen Foundation, 300-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2 or online at www.rickhansen.com.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
“Rest In Peace, Dad!”
TEASDALE: Stanley Vernon Teasdale; of Miniota, MB; beloved husband of Ruth Teasdale and father of Lesli (Bill) Burke and Laurie (Raymond) Sheane; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 81 years of age. A service to celebrate Stanley’s life will be held at the Isabella Community Hall, Isabella, Manitoba on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Stanley’s memory to the Miniota Fire Department, Miniota, Manitoba, R0M 1M0 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
STONEHOUSE: The family of Margaret Stonehouse (Taylor) will intern her ashes in Elgin Cemetery at 2pm, July 27th, 2011, with lunch to follow at the Elgin Hall.
POLLOCK: In loving memory of Jimmy Pollock who passed away June 21, 2011 in Brooks, Alberta. Jimmy was born to Jean and James Pollock October 24, 1920 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his loving wife Peggy in 1986, who he met in Belfast Northern Ireland while serving with the Royal Canadian Navy during WW11. Jimmy was also predeceased by his one sibling, sister June Robbins in Brandon, Manitoba. He worked many years at the Brandon Mental Hospital and the Department of National Defence in Victoria, B.C. Never one to sit still Jimmy was always building or working on his next project. He was an avid reader and an excellent boat builder, he will be remembered for his kindness and generosity. Jimmy lived his life to the fullest. He is survived by his daughters Margaret, Mission, B.C., Valerie (Karl) Surrey, B.C., Gloria, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Heather (Dale), Stettler, Alberta, June, (Calgary), Noreen (Brian), Alberta. Sons Lt. Col. Joseph Pollock (Bev) Spruce Grove, Alberta, Manitoba, MWO Shane Pollock (Joanne), Winnipeg, Manitoba, 20 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Nora Armstrong in Beragh, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland. Jimmy is survived by his wife Mary Pollock, Don, Paula, Joann, John O"Neill of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. He is survived by nephew Don (Dianne) Robbins and family in Canada and many more nieces and nephews in N. Ireland, Scotland and England. Interment with his wife Peggy in Broadview, Saskatchewan.
O’SULLIVAN: Sir Patrick Joseph O’Sullivan, KCSG, 1920 – 2011. On Saturday, July 9, 2011 Patrick was called to join his dear wife, Edith in new life with his Creator. Pat was born on March 28, 1920 to Patrick and Marie Louise (Poirier) O’Sullivan and grew up on Percy Street. His Baptism was the beginning of a lifelong commitment to St. Augustine’s Church. He attended St. Augustine’s School and BCI. He was a Reservist and worked at the Armories, but due to health issues he was unable to enlist. Patrick’s entire career was at the CNR, where he was a loyal and respected employee. He married Edith Dorning in 1952 and they lived happily on Russell Street for over half a century. In recognition of his commitment to St. Augustine’s he was Knighted in 1970, by Pope Paul VI, as a Knight Commander in the Order of St. Gregory. Pat was active in the St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus and Serra Club. For all of his life, he was associated with the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions whom he admired for their dedication to the people of Brandon. He counted among his closest friends the many Priests who served at St. Augustine’s over the years. In 2009, Pat moved to Rideau Park where he was truly happy thanks to his wonderful caregivers. Pat was predeceased by Edith; siblings Margaret, Mary (Peter) Sharkey, John, Gerard (Bernice), Anne (Michael) Hanniman and the Honorable Joseph O’Sullivan. He is survived by his sisters; Rita O’Sullivan of Brandon and Teresa Egan of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Adele O’Sullivan, fifteen nieces and nephews and their families. Also surviving from Edith’s family are Margret (Ray) Brayshaw, Bernice Fagan and their families. Everyone turned to Pat for his wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, fortitude, piety and awe of the Lord. The family is grateful to all of Pat’s friends who enriched his life and to the staff of Rideau Park. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine’s with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. He was joined on the altar by Msgr Jamieson, Vicar General, Msgrs Jaworski & McCloskey, Frs Ahaneku, Burwell, SJ, Fernandes, Kwiatkowski, Seaman, and Deacon MacKenzie. Family and friends gathered from near and far, especially James O'Sullivan representing Pat's Irish cousins, John Hong from New York, and many of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be very much appreciated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Augustine’s Church, which aids the poor of Brandon, or St. Augustine’s Church, 327-4th Street. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3H1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McCALLUM: Yvonne (Bonnie) Norma passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Bonnie was born July 19, 1934 in Sidney, Manitoba to Stanley and Lena Head. She attended school in Sidney and later moved to Melita, Manitoba where she met Hugh McCallum. They were married in 1957 and were blessed with four children. Bonnie worked for Manitoba Telephone System as a switchboardoperator in Melita until 1976. She then moved to Brandon to further her education, attending Assiniboine Community College after which she was employed by Brandon General Hospital as a switchboard receptionist until her retirement in 1997. In 2007, Bonnie suffered a stroke and moved to Fairview Personal Care Home where she received wonderful care by the First Floor staff. We remember Mom as a fun loving, independent person with a greatsense of humour that stayed with her till the end. Mom enjoyed travelling, playing games, golfing, bowling, curling, cooking, sewing, knitting, music and watching baseball. Bonnie was a very caring person, always concerned about the welfare of family and friends and ready to lend a hand when needed. Bonnie was predeceased by her husband Hugh in 1982. She leaves to mourn her children Laurie (Phil) Symmans of Vernon, BC, Barb (George) Neudorf of Brandon, Doug of Brandon and Georgina (Tom Panelli) of Coquitlam, B.C.; grandchildren Gavin Symmans and Boyd Symmans of Vernon, BC, Carly (Andrew) Hofer and Kaitlin Neudorf of Brandon; sisters Doreen Stewart of Brandon and Maxine (Gordon) Weiler of Lethbridge, Alberta. Mom will be greatly missed, but we take comfort knowing she has gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour. The Funeral Service was held at Calvary Temple on Thursday, June 23, 2011. Pastor Gary Jennings officiated. Pallbearers were Gavin Symmans, Boyd Symmans, Devon McDougall, Brogan McDougall, Ryan Flannery and Wade Flannery. Interment was in the Sidney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 - 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MARTINOOK: Marjorie (neé Sopchuk), widow of the late Paul Martinook, passed away on June 28, 2011 at Valleyview Care Centre. Marjorie was born on January 17, 1917 in Brandon to parents Peter and Mary Sopchuk. She was the second oldest in a family of nine. In 1930, the Sopchuk family moved onto a farm west of Brandon. Marjorie completed her education at Roseland School and moved back to Brandon where she worked until her marriage to Paul on June 17, 1944. Their daughter, Margaret Anne, was born in 1945. Paul and Marjorie farmed in the Whitehead municipality until his passing on August 6, 1970. Marjorie remained on the farm and in 1986, she moved into Brandon. Family was very important to Marjorie. She enjoyed homemaking, gardening, sewing, crocheting and knitting for her two granddaughters, as well as a good game of bingo. In June 2009, Marjorie moved into personal care and resided there until her passing. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, three brothers and four sisters. Marjorie is survived by her daughter Margaret, son-in-law (Ray Navid) and two granddaughters, Heather and Erin. She is also survived by her brother Walter (Mannia) of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held at Brockie Donovan on July 7, 2011. Officiating the service was Mr. Lawrence McInnes and pallbearers included: Richard Martinook, Ken Martinook, Jay Martinook, Jym Hominick, Gordon Hansen and Ken Black. Private family interment was held at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marjorie can be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LOEWEN: Susan Loewen (nee Dyck), beloved wife of William (Bill) Loewen, of the Moore Park district passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Center on July 5, 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 69. Susan was born on March 28, 1942, in Altona, Manitoba, the second daughter of George D. and Lena (nee Kehler) Dyck. The family lived in the Rosenfeld area and moved to Boissevain when she was 14. At the age of 9 she gave her heart to Jesus. She attended the Winkler Bible School for 2 years. On June 10, 1961, she married her sweetheart, William Loewen. They made their home on the farm. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, cooking, combining, and raising their 5 children. She was an accomplished, self-taught seamstress, being able to design and sew any special occasion gowns and outfits. She was a 4-H leader for 12 years teaching sewing, cooking, and handicrafts. Bill and Susan attended the Justice MB Church where she took part in the Ladies’ Aid, taught Sunday School and was the head of the Food Committee for many years. She was involved with the Gospel Light Bible Camp, cooking, purchasing groceries, and planning menus. For the past 21 years she worked in the children’s ministry in Grand Valley Community Church. She was a genuine, kind, compassionate lady. She was involved in many communities, including farming, school, church, and the farmer’s market. She was loved by all who came in contact with her. Her love for children gave her the patience to take care of 21 foster children over the years. She took part in the Brandon Farmer’s Market for the past 12 years. She was well known for her excellent quality of baking, canning and produce.Susan was predeceased by her parents, George D. and Lena Dyck, sister Tena, and brother Donald. Susan is survived by her husband, William (Bill) of 50 years and their 5 children, Brenda (Glen) Newton, children Kristin (Dustin) Hack, Jason (Natasha), Brad; Reg (Sharon) Loewen, children Sarah Heppner, Vance (Nicki) and great-grandchildren Kyara and Hayden, Trent and special friend Jeannie; Rhonda (Dave) Koslowsky, children Justin and Terra; daughter Jeanette (Mike) Ens, children Billy, Abby, Greg, and Daniel; Nancy (Barry) Reimer, children Eric, Paul and Luke. She is also survived by sisters, Nettie (Art) Brown, and Gertie (Ken) Hyde, brother John (Betty) Dyck, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Pallbearers were 6 of her grandsons - Brad Newton, Vance Loewen, Trent Loewen, Justin Koslowsky, Billy Ens and Eric Reimer. Viewing was held at Memories Chapel on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Interment was in Moore Park Cemetery. A Memorial Service took place at Richmond Park MB Church July 11, 2011, with Pastor Gerry Harms officiating. Because of her love for children donations may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J2. Mom’s Christian faith was very real and strong. She knew that one day she would be with her Lord and Savior. In John 3:16 it says “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not die, but have eternal life.”As a family, this is very reassuring because God’s promise of eternal life means that we will see her again in heaven. She will be greatly missed by us all.
JOHNSTON:Carlyle Fraser Johnston; of Hamiota, MB; beloved husband of the late Catherine Johnston and father of Arlene, Cameron, Lyndon (Frank); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 84 years of age. A service to celebrate Carlyle’s life will be announced at a later date. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Carlyle’s memory to the Hamiota District Sports Complex, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
JOHNSTON: Sheila Johnston, January 1, 1933 – July 14, 2011. Sheila passed away after a brief illness at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SKat the age of 78 years. Sheila was born in Brandon and received her education at St. Michael’s Academy. In 1959, Sheila moved with her husband Allan to Regina, where she resided until the time of her death. Sheila was the second daughter of Tom & QueenieHagan. She was predeceased by her parents in 1976 and 1998 respectively; and her sisters Mary Earl & Eileen Jones in 2010. Sheila will lovingly be remembered by her husband of 55 years, Allan; sister Patricia Hagan; as well as her many nieces, nephews, & friends. A Service to celebrate Sheila’s life will be held at a later date in Carberry, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila’s memory can be made to Palliative Care Unit at the PasquaHospital. Arrangements are in the care of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, Saskatchewan. (306)757-8645
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