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BURTE: The family of Renie Burte of Brandon, MB, are sad to announce her passing on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, after a recurrence of lung cancer, which she had fought successfully in 1997. Renie Cordes was born in London, England, on June 28, 1931. After leaving school, Renie worked in the cinema, where she developed a life long love for the movies and classic murder mysteries. Renie met Canadian soldier Harold (Audie) Burte in Piccadilly Circus. They were married in London on August 15, 1953, moving to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, where Audie worked briefly in the mines. When Audie re-joined the artillery, they led a nomadic life, eventually moving to Shilo and settling in Brandon. Audie passed away on March 31, 2005. Renie was also predeceased by her parents, Jessie in 1976 and May in 2002 and two much-adored brothers, Roy Cordes and Arthur Cordes. Renie and Audie are survived by their three children: Tom in Red Deer, AB; Donna (Jim) in Winnipeg; and Hal (Val) in Brandon; and three grandchildren: Heather Burte in Santa Barbara, CA; Renie Zdebiak (Sean) in Brandon, MB; Chris Burte in Edmonton, AB; and one great-grandson, Ethan Zdebiak. Renie is also survived by brothers Gordon and John, sister Joan, nieces and nephews, as well as an extended family of in-laws. A service for friends and family in memory of Renie will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:30 am with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BETKER: Joyce Isabel, age 85 years, predeceased by Otto Betker, survived by Norval More, died in the Souris Health Centre on Friday, November 12, 2010. Funeral service will be held at the Faith Community Baptist Church, Souris on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Joyce, donations may be made to the Souris Health District Foundation Box 311 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
BLACK: Emily Joyce Black (nee Zepa). It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Emily Black. On Saturday, November 13th, 2010 with family at her side, Emily passed away peacefully at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa, Manitoba. Emily was born on August 18th, 1922 to Joseph and Annie Zepa of Horod, Manitoba. Her father passed away when she was five years old, leaving her mother to raise her brother Frank, sisters Lena, Jean and Muriel. She and her siblings were raised on a farm near Horod where they attended school and enjoyed many happyyears. At a very early age, she was faced with the challenges of growing up with many hardships pertaining to the 1930's. Her father Joseph donated land for the construction of Horod’s first school. This school still exists and is now a museum and a designated heritage site in Manitoba. Emily attended this school and was able to complete the ninth grade, at which time she had to leave home in search of employment. During her academic years, she received an award of excellence for her reading skills. She was extremely proud of this award and continued to enjoy reading throughout her life. After World War II, she met up with an old friend who had just returned home from the war following four years of imprisonment in Hong Kong. Emily married Michael Black of Horod on Feb. 16th, 1946. Together they raised three children Dianne, Murray and Kelly. Their life began on a farm near Horod. In 1952, they moved to Elphinstone where they purchased a service station which became Black’s Service Station for many years. They were both very involved with military organizations and were lifetime members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Hong Kong Veterans Association. For years, Emily was a member of the Elphinstone Ladies curling club, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada. In each organization, she held various executive positions and participated over and above her line of duty. She enjoyed curling, fishing, bowling, gardening and camping. Her family will always remember her passion for bingo. She also took great pride in her apple pies as baking was one of her greatest talents. From an early age, she had tremendous faith in the Lord and instilled this same faith in her children and grand children. Emily was proud of her Ukrainian heritage which she has passed on to her family. In 1979, Mike and Emily moved to Dauphin, Manitoba where they retired and enjoyed many happy years together. During this time, they traveled to many parts of the world until the death of her husband in 1991. She persevered and continued to live in Dauphin for another ten years. In 2002, she moved to Neepawa where she could be closer to her family. The Kinsmen Kourts were her new home where she made some wonderful friends and could easily walk across the street to play bingo. In 2006, her health deteriorated and she made a decision to move into a personal care home where she could be cared for and be safe. Emily was a remarkable woman with great strength and perseverance who maintained her sense of humor and loving personality through all her trials and tribulations. We have truly been blessed to have her in our lives. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Annie Zepa, husband Mike, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lena and Peter Nychek, Jean and Peter Bachewich, Muriel and Walter Brazanski, brother Frank and sister-in-law Rose Zepa. Emily leaves to cherish her loving memory her three children Dianne (Len) Kashton of Regina,SK, Murray ( Glennis) Black of Neepawa, MB, Kelly (Trent) Gruenke of Winnipeg, MB. Six grandchildren Darryl (Paula) Kashton, Regina SK, Leanne (Scott) Weinkauf,  Cold Lake, AB, Leah ( Glenn) Miller, Norway House, MB, Tom Black Calgary, AB, Kyler and Jennessa Gruenke, Winnipeg, MB. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren: Eric and Ryan Kashton; Aiden, Carsten and Alyssa Weinkauf; and Cole, Greg and Miles Miller. To honor her memory and if friends so desire, donations may be made to The War Amps of Canada ( Child Amputee Program) 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON or to the Horod cemetery maintenance fund Box 103 Sandy Lake, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Wed. Nov. 17th, at 11:00am at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Neepawa, Manitoba, corner of Mountain Avenue and Elizabeth. Rev. Fr. Emil Kardasinec officiating.  Interment to follow at Horod cemetery. White’s Funeral Home in Care of arrangements 476-2848.
STOCKI: It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Wayne Michael Stocki on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the age of 56 years. Wayne is survived by his wife Muriel, daughter Janissa (Mike) Cassells, grandchildren Michael, Callie and Kaitlynn, and sister Brenda (Dale) Jones, niece and nephew Christine and Denver of Tomahawk, Alberta. Wayne was predeceased by his mother Vera and his father Mike. In accordance with Wayne’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or Fairview Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ROBSON: Perry Stuart Robson of Brandon, formerly of Nesbitt, passed away November 1, 2010 in the company of his family at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He was in his 89th year. Born August 25, 1922 on the family farm at Deleau, he received his education at the Deleau Consolidated School. Following high school, Perry worked on the farm from 1940-1956, during which time he also worked part-time for several years for the Day brothers. He then hauled gravel for Henry Atchison Construction until the fall of 1962 when he took over the family farm. Perry married Mona (Hardy) in 1961 and they started their family in the next few years, living on the farm and running it until 1977. During his early work years, Perry also drove a school van at Deleau and a school bus to Hartney, made ice at Deleau and Hartney rinks, and spent a short time working on the oil rigs. In 1977, he started cross-country trucking with his nephew, Peter Wurster. Buying his own truck the following year, Perry hauled for Arnold Bros. until 1979, when he sold his truck and took a position hauling machinery for Mazer Implements of Brandon until he retired in 1986, moving with his family from the farm to an acreage near Nesbitt in 1982. Three years into retirement, Perry was invited back into the workforce when he was asked to pump gas at the Log Cabin, and he continued to work until he had his first heart attack in May 1992. This past summer, he and Mona relocated to Brandon. Perry always loved sports, curling for many years as well as playing baseball and fastball, and he was a life-long Yankees fan. He was a quiet, humble man who loved his family, receiving much enjoyment from his grandchildren in his later years. Perry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mona, his children, Craig (Dawn) Robson, Carolyn (Clay) Cory, and Lisa Robson, his grandchildren, Amanda and Kyle Robson and Sarah, Seth, and Nathan Cory, and his sister, Phyllis (Dennis) Busted and her two daughters, Janice and Marsha and families. He was predeceased by his parents, Earle and Irene Robson. A private graveside service was held November 6, 2010 at Minnewawa Cemetery. The family requests that anyone wishing to honour Perry with a remembrance send a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Kidney Foundation, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B2. The family also extends its thanks to the caring and generous staff on A3 at the Assiniboine Centre, where Perry spent his last few days.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
POULSON: Rodney Kenneth. March 30, 1951-October 31, 2010. With great sadness the family of Rod announces his passing Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Peterlougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Rod was born to Ken and Doreen Poulson March 30, 1951 in Calgary, Alberta where Rod spent most of his life. Rod did reside in Brandon for a few years and in that time Rod had made many friends and lots of fond memories of Brandon, Manitoba. Rod was a natural salesperson and spent most of his career in sales. Rod, like his father, had a passion for cars and Rod excelled in the auto industry. Rod and his father (Ken) both sold cars at Canadian Motors in Brandon. Rod also sold golf equipment and jacuzzis and did very well. Rod was an animal lover and you never knew what stray pet he would bring home. One time Rod brought home a pot belly pig that wasn’t allowed to stay too long. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a joke that left you in tears. Many of his own life stories had you in laughter. Rod was always a pleasure to be around. Rod is survived by his wife Eleanor, stepsons Rob (Shawna), Lance, daughter Kelly-lynn (Benoit), many grandchildren. Rod is also survived by his mother Doreen, brother Kieth (Karen), sisters Roxanne (Guy), Rhonda (Gaynor), and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Rod was predeceased by his father Ken, brothers Monty and Gary. In keeping with Rod’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial will take place at a future date at his father’s resting place. Donations may be made to a charity of choice in Rod’s memory.
“May you rest in peace Rod!”
HAMMOND: Elizabeth (Beth) Ida Jane Hammond passed away Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at the Hamiota Health Centre at the age of 70 years. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Gordon, son Derwyn and his wife Mona, granddaughter Lily as well as extended family and close friends too numerous to list. Beth was born to parents William and Violet Innes on November 19, 1939 in the Brenda Municipality. She grew up in southwestern Manitoba around Waskada, Medora and Deloraine, helping with chores and enjoying the simple pleasures of life on the farm like listening to her parents and their friends play the piano and violin. At 14 years of age, Beth lost her mother and six months later her father died, just two days after Christmas. She boarded with the Blaney family for a time and then went on to attend boarding school in Teulon, Manitoba. The support of her older half-brother Orval, his wife Marjorie and their family following the loss of her parents created a special bond. Several teachers also helped Beth cope with her loss, and instilled in her a strong appreciation for the value of education. Upon graduation from the teacher training program at Brandon College in 1958, she moved to Griswold where she taught Grades 1-4 for five years. That fall, she met Gordon Hammond and the two were married on July 1, 1961. Beth worked as a partner on the family farm hauling grain, cooking for the farm hands, keeping records and accounts up to date and tending the garden and many flowers. She also helped care for Gordon's parents and sister Nellie until their passing. Their only son, Derwyn, was born in January 1969 and while he was growing up Beth took an active role in teaching Sunday school at the Griswold United Church where she was always a member, being a leader in the 4-H Beef Club, volunteering at his school and chaperoning for field trips. Beth was often described as a "people person", and everyone enjoyed her infectious laugh, her stories, her knowledge of names and history of family and friends. She always enjoyed the Christmas season and was known for playing Santa in the family, sending hundreds of parcels across the country over the years. She enjoyed curling until 1999 when she fell on the curling ice at the Griswold rink and suffered a severe head injury. In spite of subsequent health challenges Beth stayed connected with family and friends through correspondence, phone calls, gatherings and reunions like the 40th annual Moore reunion at the site of the original family homestead near Ompah, Ontario in 2006 and the Innes family reunion in Killarney this past summer. She was also very proud of having tracked down every member of her Brandon Teacher's College class for their 50th anniversary homecoming. Beth's latest pride and joy was her granddaughter, Lily, born in December 2008. Beth's eyes sparkled when she talked about Lily and she enjoyed sharing her "brag book" of pictures. We know Grandma loved watching this new branch of our family tree develop and grow. And as her niece put it so perfectly, Beth was the trunk that held the branches of our family together. She will be missed, but her legacy of cherishing relationships with family and friends will live on in our hearts. The family would like to thank Dr. Riche and Dr. Juce and the staff at both the Brandon Regional Health Centre and the Hamiota Health Centre for all their efforts to provide care and comfort to Beth during her time in hospital. They would also like to thank all the family and friends who came to visit her during that time. Their thoughtfulness was much appreciated. The Ceremony to Celebrate Beth's Life was held at Central United Church on Monday, November 1, 2010 with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Honourary pallbearers were all those in attendance, active pallbearers were Les Wedderburn, Todd Lamb, Reed Wolfe, Dennis Veitch, Les Wood and Barrie Cochrane. Interment followed at Deloraine Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations inmemory of Beth may be made to the Griswold United Church, Box 41, Griswold, Manitoba, R0M 1P0, the Hamiota Health Centre, 177 Birch Avenue East Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (Dialysis Unit), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ARDIEL: Annie May Ardiel (née Brown) wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully with her family at her side on November 8, 2010, eight days after her 95th birthday. Annie was born at home in Minnewawa, Manitoba on October 31, 1915. She attended school in Minnewawa until age eight when the Brown family moved to the Carroll, Manitoba area where she lived until her marriage to John Ardiel on July 7, 1945. Annie and John moved to the Maple Cliff farm in Little Souris, where they farmed and raised two sons, Doug and Ron. In the years that followed, she welcomed two daughters-in-law (Pat and Betty) and six grandchildren (Beccy, Jenny, Rory, David, Shallon and Steven) and most recently, granddaughter-in-law Chantal and grandson-in-law Bryan joined Annie’s family. Annie was predeceased by husband John; parents William and Emma Brown; sisters Ethel and Myrtle, brothers Bert, Art, Norm and Wilf; sisters-in-law Lucy Brown, Verna Brown, Catherine Ardiel and Jessi Nicol; brothers-in-law Paul Granger, Preston Nicol and Len Ardiel. Annie is survived by her sons and their families; Doug, wife Pat, children Beccy (Dan), Jenny, David and Steven; Ron, wife Betty, children Rory (Chantal), Shallon (Bryan); sisters-in-law Ester Brown, Connie Brown, Irene Brown and numerous nieces and nephews. A service to honour and celebrate Annie’s life was held on November 12, 2010 at Brockie Donovan Chapel. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A time of fellowship was held at Brandon Hills United Church. Pallbearers were Rory Ardiel, David Ardiel, Shallon Fowler, Steven Ardiel, Bryan Fowler and Dan Voth. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie’s memory can be made to Brandon Hills United Church, R.R. #4, Box 58, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y4 or St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 401 – 1stStreet, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BOYD: Mary “Edna” Boyd, beloved wife of the late Bud Boyd of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the age of 96 years. The Funeral Service to honour Edna’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edna may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit #1, 613-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
STRAFFORD:Frederick James, age 41 years, formerly known as Carl Anderson, beloved son of Joanne Butler, left this world suddenly at his residence in Elgin on Friday, November 5, 2010. Funeral service will be held at the Elgin United Church, Elgin on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Carl ashes will be returned to his Mother’s residence in Elgin. In memory of Carl, donations may be made to the Mental Health Society or to the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
CLARE:Peacefully at the Hawkesbury General Hospital on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Lorrie Clare (nee Ames) of Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Beloved wife of Dale Clare. Loving mother of Loricdawne (Al Cousins), Jodilyn (Merton Albright), Taralee Martin and Darren (Nicola). Cherished Nana of Brianna, Chelsea, Hailey, Ashley, Faith, Dominique, Devin, Paisley and Callum. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street (corner of Stanley Avenue) Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Saturday November 13, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Sunday November 14, 2010 at Cassburn United Church, L'Orignal Ontario at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment at Cassburn Cemetery. In memory of Lorrie donations to the Cassburn United Church Memorial Fund C/O Anne Steele 2022 Cassburn Road, L’Orignal, Ontario, K0B 1K0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society 837 Pitt Street, Unit # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences and donations may be made at www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca
KAY: Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the age of 83 years, Kathleen Alisa Mae Kay (nee Carmichael) of Baldur, Manitoba. Kathleen leaves to mourn her passing her four children, Tom of Baldur, Manitoba, Sandra Middleton (John Addison) of Alexander, Manitoba, Cathy (Raymond) Van Woensel of Swan Lake, Manitoba, and Hazel (Allan) Wutke of Brandon, Manitoba, as well as eight grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, one great- great-grandchild, and two brothers, George Carmichael and Hunter Carmichael (Doris Smout) of Baldur, Manitoba. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Baldur United Church. Interment to follow in the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Kathleen’s memory to the Baldur Personal Care Home Volunteer Enrichment Activity Group, Box 128, Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0. For online condolences, visit www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
HUBBARD: Elva Christeener, August 10, 1929 - November 7, 2010. Elva was survived by her loving family and friends; her children: Robert (Wulan), John (Barb), Debbie (Don) and Greg (Judy), as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister Pepper (Mildred). Elva was predeceased by her daughter Chris; sister Lois; brother Carman and by 19 half brothers and sisters. The greatest mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and the kindest friend, one of the best whom God could lend, loving, thoughtful, gentle and true, always willing a kind act to do. Please consider donations in Elva’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
To sign the book of condolences, please visit www.glenwoodmemorial.com
Glenwood Funeral Home, Cemetery, Cremation Centre Serving Edmonton-Sherwood Park & Area. 780-467-3337.
ZINCK: James Daniel Zinck. Peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Portage General Hospital, James Zinck, beloved husband of Glenda Lamb-Zinck, passed away at the age of 77 years. James was born in Halifax, N. S. where he grew up and received his education. As a young man he sailed the ocean for ten years with the Imperial Oil Co. In 1958 he joined the Royal Canadian Army and took his training at C.F.B. Shilo. His first posting was to Picton, Ontario. He also spent four years in Germany. He returned to C.F.B. Shilo where he retired from the military in 1972. James joined the Corps of Commissionaires and worked security in the Toronto area. A big part of James’ life was cooking and catering as he managed numerous restaurants through out Canada. As a member of the executive of the A. N. & A. F. Unit #13 in Portage la Prairie, James spent countless hours volunteering at the unit. He managed the canteen and was always ready to help where ever he was needed. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Glenda, eight daughters, Pat (Sam), Terry, Susan, Sandra (Stacey), Greta, Joanne (Kendall), Melanie (Dennis) and Sheila (Darren) and one son Jamie (Ladawn). Also seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother and one sister. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the A.N.& A. F. Hall, 25 Third Street N.W. Portage la Prairie. If friends so desire, contributions to Central Plains Cancer Care Service, 318 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 0K8 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Ronald Moffit Memorial Services, Portage la Prairie.
SHAW: Isobel Stockden Shaw, age 86 years, died in San Diego, California on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Isobel, donations may be made to the Souris Victoria Park c/o Town of Souris Box 518, Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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