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HADDOW: Williamina "Billie" Haddow (nee Garrity) February 15, 1943 - December 9, 2010 of Brandon, Manitoba. After a short but courageous battle with illness, Billie passed away peacefully surrounded by family and in the hearts of many great friends. Billie was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in October of 1970. She was one of four children born to the late William and Jane Dias Rutherford Garrity and was the beloved wife of Daniel Haddow for over 40 years. Billie will forever be remembered by her beloved children: Scott, Tracy (Mike) Woodland and Kim; treasured grandchildren Brittany and Dylan Woodland. Surviving in Scotland are her brother Jim (Christine) and sisters Anne and Jean; brother-in-law Robert of Calgary and sister-in-law Myra (George) also of Scotland, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and her Uncle John who will fondly remember her. Billie was proud of her heritage and loved listening to her Scottish music and participating in and supporting events that promoted her Scottish heritage. She enjoyed attending The Robert Burns Supper each year and most recently the Scottish Pavilion of the Winter Festival along with the many other events put on by the Westman Scottish Association. Billie touched the lives of many people with her gentle yet firm nature and generosity. She enjoyed a good time with friends, whether it was out with her coffee buddies or hosting the annual block Christmas party. She also enjoyed the many visits she made back to Scotland where she was able to catch up with old friends and visit with her family. Billie was very active in her community, volunteering for many organizations which provided even more friendships for her. A lot of her earlier volunteer work revolved around that of her kids, while later on she helped with numerous organizations, important to her, such as the Optimist Club of Brandon, Christmas Cheer or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. After 40 years of marriage, Mom and Dad were able to go on the honeymoon they never had as a result of Dad having to leave the day after they were married for Quebec as a result of the FLQ crisis taking place. They spent a wonderful week inVictoria B.C. taking in many amazing sights and cherishing their time together. Friends and family were invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate her life on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3, 560 13th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba. The family extends its most sincere thanks to Doctor Benade along with Doctors Penner and Bookatz in the ICU, along with the nursing staff and the health care aides on the 400 floor and ICU at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, as well as the staff of A300 of the Assiniboine Centre for the care they all afforded our wife, mother, grandmother and friend over the past five weeks. Words alone cannot express the gratitude we feel for the care and compassion the staff showed Mom and our family during this time. Special thanks go to Joe Ball and Denise Woodland for the understanding and support they each provided us during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Brandon Chapter, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3W8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRAY: Margaret Adda Francis Gray passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on December 8, 2010. Margaret was born July 30, 1914 at the Cochrane farm in the Tarbolton District, RM of Daly. Margaret graduated from Normal School in Brandon, and taught at Harrow and Clinton Schools. It was at Harrow School that she met Lawrence Gray and they were married in 1940, settling into farming on the Homestead at 31-10-20 in the RM of Whitehead. Margaret involved herself in a multitude of groups and organizations over her lifetime and gave tirelessly to all of them, but the love of her life was her family. Summers were spent gardening and growing beautiful flowers around the house. The garden served to be a valuable resource providing food for the family throughout the year. Margaret encouraged all three of her sons to participate in the 4-H garden club, where she was a leader for many years. This desire to plant things and see them grow is continuing in the lives of some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Life on the farm for Margaret involved lots of hard work preparing meals for the family including seasonal hired help. The whole family enjoyed the wonderful meals. Often the dessert included a delicious Saskatoon pie made from the wild berries that she and the rest of the family had picked from the farm. Margaret had a desire to see her children learn how to play musical instruments. Violin and piano lessons were taken in Brandon. This meant that the twelve mile trip to Brandon was made hundreds of times. Hockey and baseball games also added to the time spent travelling back and forth with Margaret doing most of the driving. During the last few years of her life, Margaret enjoyed scrapbooking with the ladies in her family. The result was a beautiful scrapbook containing a significant amount of family history. Much of the book involves her great grandchildren. Though not a completed work, she continued to add pictures and comments even in her ninety sixth year. Christmas time was always special for Margaret as she enjoyed the visits with family. A family tradition developed over the years where they would all come together on Christmas Eve at the farm. Again, Margaret would prepare a beautiful meal and afterwards the farmhouse would be filled with the music of the violins even lasting late into the night. Life became especially difficult for Margaret during Lawrences lengthy battle with Alzheimers disease. She worked tirelessly to provide for his needs and make his life comfortable until she was no longer able. While Lawrence lived in Assiniboine Centre and Fairview Home, Margaret continued to spend many hours at his side. Margaret was predeceased by her Father Cameron Cochrane, Mother Sarah Jane Smith, sister Helen Milne and brothers Bill and Sanford Cochrane and her husband Lawrence. Surviving are her three sons, Cameron (Kenzie), Bill (Trudy) and Warren (Marilyne); seven grandchildren: Elizabeth, Marla (Ron) Winters, Jennifer (Bruce) Newitt, Melanie (Blaine) Turner, Curtis (Shauna), Kelly (Christina), Timothy (Heather); eleven great grandchildren: Ayssa Newitt, Anson and Avila Gray, Alison and Jordyn Gray, Breanne, Tyler and Brett Turner; and Brandon, Shelby and Emma Gray. A funeral service was held at the Bible Baptist Church on Monday, December 13, 2010 with Pastor John Reaves officiating. Pallbearers were: Ron Winters, Bruce Newitt, Kelly Gray, Timothy Gray, Curtis Gray and Blaine Turner. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends and family so desire, donations may be made to the Fairview Home, 1351, 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6.
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FREEMAN: Douglas Craig Freeman, beloved husband of Agnes Freeman of Virden, Manitoba, passed away at Virden District Health Centre on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Funeral services will be held from St. Marys Anglican Church, Virden at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 20th with Fr. Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to St. Marys Parish Hall Fund or to the charity of your choice in memory of Doug.
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FARLEY: Terry Roy. Terry died Thursday, December 9, 2010, age 62, at his residence Fairview Home, Brandon. Lovingly remembered by his three sisters: Fay Gillespie (Kirk), Selkirk; Carol Gillette (Bill) Chilliwack; Lois Farley (Yianni Skorletos), Winnipeg. He was a special uncle/ great-uncle to Joy Gillespie (Dave Noordman), Danielle; Darcy Gillespie (Dana Kirkness), Emma and Justin; Sharon Staples (Gord), Jordyn; Gail Price (Todd McNaughton), Hannah and Alice; Andrea Gillette; Lea and Giorgia Skorletos. Predeceased by his parents Ruth and Roy Farley, brother Jim, infant sister Laurine, grand-parents, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Born December 12, 1947 in Brandon. Attended school at Glanton, Turiff and Elton Collegiate. After graduation Terry worked: Brockie Donovans and Sandersons Funeral Homes; porter at Brandon General; Bayes Farm Equipment and farming with our Dad. Left farming due to health issues and became administrator, Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin for 20 years, the perfect job for him. Preserving prairie agricultural heritage for future generations was very important to Terry. He played school football, baseball, curling and hockey; Old-Timers hockey; snow-skiing; snowmobiling; waterskiing, active member Minnedosa Mallards Ski Club; scuba diving and had his private pilots license. Terry was involved in many associations: Forrest 4-H Beef Club, Ducks Unlimited, Tourism Manitoba Board, Association of Manitoba Museums, Austin Lions and Chamber of Commerce. He loved people, loved a good story and was a relentless tease! Terry suffered a stroke in 1999 at age 51 and overnight life as he knew changed forever. He was at the Assiniboine Centre then moved to Fairview where he resided until his death. The last few years were difficult ones for Terry and all who loved him. The family wishes to thank all the friends and relatives who visited over the years, the staff of Fairview for their excellent care and concern for Terry. We appreciate your friendship and support.
BETKER: Joyce Isabel Betker(nee Cole). We are extremely sad to announce the passing of Joyce Betker on November 12, 2010 at the Souris District Hospital in Souris, Manitoba. Born in 1925 at Wolseley, Saskatchewan, she was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Girlie Cole, her sister Donna and her beloved husband Otto. She is survived by her sister Marnie (Don), her sister Maxine, her second love Norval More, her son Terry (Claire), son Sheldon (Carla) and daughter Sandra; by her grandchildren Kate (Craig), Gavin, Kyla, Stephanie, Jay, Amy, Lena, Emily and Zoe; by her great-grandchildren Cole and Connor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce took her Registered Nurses training in Winnipeg, returning home to nurse in Wolseley. She met Otto Betker and they were married on April 19, 1949. They farmed on the Betker farm at Lemberg, Saskatchewan for a year and then moved to the Hill homestead farm at Hilton, Manitoba for three years. They moved to the current family farm at Souris in 1952 where they lived until they retired to Souris in 1986. Joyce loved her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren, spending countless hours with them in all kinds of activities and interests, resulting in many cherished memories. Her great grandchildren were an added treasure. Joyce loved the farm and everything about it. She enjoyed the outdoors, sports, reading, playing cards (especially bridge), dances and socializing and good times in general. She could bake the best pie ever! She volunteered in various community organizations, most significantly later in the life at the Souris Drop-In Center where she met Norval, finding happiness that she believed would never be hers again. The family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses and hospital workers for their kindness and for their loving and extremely capable care. The family would also like to thank all the friends and family who visited with her during her relatively short stay in the hospital. If so inclined, please make donations to the Souris Health District Foundation, Box 311, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
CONROY: Elizabeth Conroy, age 69, beloved wife of Tom Conroy, died on December 15, 2010 at Evergreen Place, Boissevain, Manitoba. Mass will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Boissevain, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. donations may be made to Evergreen P.C.H. Boissevain, Manitoba. Family Interment at Old Deloraine Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be made online at www.wheatlnd.com
MacDEARMID: Mr. George Duncan MacDearmid, beloved husband of Luella and dear father of Georganne (Denis) Bisson, Ken (Jo-Ann) Holder and Brian (Michelle) Holder, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. A Celebration of Georges life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Marys Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or the Diabetes Association, 727B 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to a charity of ones choice.
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SMITH: Doris Aileen Smith (Termuende). April 28th, 1921 - December 8th, 2010. Doris was born April 28th, 1921 in Russell, Manitoba. The fourth of five children, she grew up in Kenton, Manitoba where her parents ran a grocery store and boarding house during the 1930's. In her twenties, Doris began working for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, first in Kenton, then New Westminster, B.C., Kelowna B.C. (1949) and Nelson B.C. In 1952 she married Art Smith and they started their family, Alison in 1955 and David in 1958. Art was transferred to Nelson in 1964 as manager of W.H. Malkin Co. The family moved to four mile where Doris lived for the next forty six years. Doris was an avid sportsperson, both as a participant and organizer. She curled most of her life winning numerous trophies as well as enjoying golf and tennis.Doris had a strong curiosity towards life. She started and ran a daycare in the early 70's while renovating an old farmhouse. She was voted top volunteer for the B.C. Winter Games held in Nelson in 1989. She ran the Smith House B&B during the 1990's and made trips to Germany, Spain, Thailand, Portugal and other places. A gardener to the end Doris passed away Wednesday, December 8th after a short illness. Doris was predeceased by son Mark Charles (1953), husband Art (2008), brother Ted and sisters Edmee and Louise. She is survived by brother Bob Termuende, daughter Alison (Mark), son David (Janet) and grandchildren Geoff, Hannah, Adraon and Trilby. Cremation has taken place. A memorial will be held in the spring. The family has appreciated the support and kindness of the Nelson community. We would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Walker, Dr. McKechnie, Cathy Large, Cora Fowler and Bev McMillan. Anyone wishing to, may send a donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 2V1. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
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MURRAY: Mary Murray, age 85, died December 14th, 2010, Wawanesa Health Centre, Wawanesa, Manitoba. Funeral Service Saturday, December 18th, 2010, at Ninette United Church Ninette, Manitoba, 1:00 p.m. Interment Ninette Cemetery, Ninette, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society. Killarney Funeral home in care of arranagements www.wheatlnd.com
PYNENBURG: Denise Joanne Pynenburg. Denise passed away December 10, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. She is survived by daughter, Kelly, of Brandon, who lovingly cared for her Mom (and cat, Pepper) over the past two and a half months and was by her side when her struggle with cancer ended on Friday evening. Denise leaves behind her parents, Joyce and Ed Madden, older brother, Greg Madden (Angela and sons, Owen, Garth and Dirk) and older sister, Deborah O'Neil (Jim and children Erin and Michael). Denise was predeceased by former husband, Andre (Augie) Pynenburg of Stony Mountain; also survived by many members of the Pynenburg family. Denise was born in Hamilton, Ontario before moving to Winnipeg as ateenager. She graduated high school in Stonewall and was married in Stony Mountain in 1972. She lived and worked in Teulon for a number of years before moving to Brandon to be closer to her daughter, Kelly. Denise enjoyed her years working for Behlen Industries in Brandon. She made friends wherever she went. We will remain forever touched by her presence in this lifetime. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Moller, Dr.Rank and the wonderful and caring staff at Assiniboine Centre, Palliative Care, Brandon. A Celebration of Denise's Life will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, donations to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 will be greatly appreciated.
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WALKER; Clara. The family announces the passing of their loving mother, Clara, widow of the late George Walker; dear mother of Ron (Elsie), Arlo, Collin (Vicky), Evelyn (Bob), Arlyn (Abe), Brenda (Tom), Robert (Lorraine), Karl (Brenda), Paula (Ron), who passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, December 11, 2010. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Memories Chapel on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Grand Valley Community Church, 1620 Braecrest Drive on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Tim Clark will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7, Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7, Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western MB Cancer Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3, or to a Charity of Choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ALEXANDER: Francis James Alexander, beloved brother of Joyce (Allan) Heaman of Virden and of Bernice (Cliff) Heaman of Hamiota passed away at his farm home at Lenore, Manitoba Monday; December 6, 2010 in his 78th year. The funeral service will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Jason Hodson officiating. Interment will follow in Breadalbane Cemetery, Lenore, Manitoba. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba in memory of Francis.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MUNRO: Clifford Nelson Munro of Brandon, beloved husband of Sadie Munro, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 97 years. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services (204) 727-0694.
KISSOCK: Peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2010, Adalene "Dean" Kissock passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Memorial Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiating. Complete obituary information will follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dean may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B, 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FARLEY: The death of Terry Roy Farley, age 62 years, occurred at his residence, Fairview Home on Thursday, December 9, 2010. A celebration of Terry's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or Canadian Diabetes Association, Office B, 727-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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