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STEVENSON: The death of Jean Stevenson, beloved wife of Harry, loving mother of Connie and Kim occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the BrandonRegional Health Centre. The ceremony to celebrate Jean's life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Private family interment will be held in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Jean to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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MEADOWS: Mervin Meadows. Dad passed away peacefully at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 6, 2012, with his family at his side. Dad was born on the farm south of Griswold on June 18, 1926 to parents Winnifred (Young) and Walter Meadows. He soon became the apple of his five older sisters’ eyes. He grew up in Oak Lake and after school he went to work on the CPR. He worked there for the next forty years, retiring as Roadmaster in 1986. Dad met our Mom June while she was an MTS operator in Oak Lake. They married on October 11, 1952. Son Garry was born in November 1953 and daughter Judy in October 1954. The family lived in Oak Lake until moving to Brandon in 1965. They maintained their close friendships with their dear friends from the many years spent living in Oak Lake. Mom and Dad were able to travel Canada from coast to coast several times, and made trips to California, Florida, and Las Vegas. Mom passed away after a short illness, on November 16, 1983. Several years later, Dad met another life partner, Dorothy Doole. They enjoyed life together and spent many hours on the dance floor. They enjoyed travelling the world from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, to many countries in Europe. One of Dad’s highlight holidays was when he took his entire family to California in 1996. He really enjoyed seeing Disneyland through his grandchildren’s eyes. Due to failing health, Dad and Dorothy moved to Victoria Landing in December 2010. Dad took up playing pool again, something he hadn’t done for many years. He was excited to win the gold medal in the senior games held there last June. Dad loved playing cards. Many evenings through the years were spent playing crib, rummy, and rummoli. Dad was so happy to have been able to see his eldest granddaughter Colette and her fiancé Mike be married this past July in Clear Lake. That was a very special day. Due to health reasons, Dad decided to move to Dauphin in October, to be near his family. He has resided at Lorray Manor for the past four months. He was always so happy to have his grandchildren visit him there. He loved to hear all of their news. Of course there was always the “hockey discussion and debate” with grandsons Chris and Brodie. Grampa loved watching hockey on TV, and spent many hours doing so. We were truly blessed to have spent so much time with Dad over these past few months. Dad was predeceased by his parents Winnifred and Walter; wife June; sisters Myrtle, Marjorie, Chris, Irene and Thelma; brothers-in-law George Torrance, Bill Allum, Harold Cairns, and Geordie Elliott. Dad is survived by his life partner Dorothy; son Garry and wife Diane, and their children Colette (Mike), Michelle and Glen; daughter Judy and husband Fred Todoruk, and their sons Chris and Brodie; as well as numerous extended family members. In accordance with Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services 1-877-243-4459.
McKERLIE: With family by her side, Daisy “Jean” McKerlie (nee Piett) of Brandon, MB entered into rest Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home at the age of 86 years. Jean was born May 5, 1925, 5th daughter of nine children born to Stan and Daisy Piett of Springhill, MB. She attended Iroquois School. She worked various jobs including nanny & housekeeper while attending school; working in the Neepawa Bakery and Fred Burgess Solo Store until she left Neepawa in 1953, when she married Clint McKerlie. They made a life together raising three children in the City of Winnipeg, relocating to Surrey BC in 1977. After one year, a transfer found them moving to Brandon, MB in 1978. Jean found work with David Lawrence Men’s Wear until its closing where she took a job at Walmart. Jean loved working with people. Later she joined her husband Clint as a postal courier, until Clint passed away in 1993. Jean was an active person who loved to garden, bowl, dance, fish, and golf. She enjoyed her cottage at Pelican Lake where many summer holidays were spent with visiting family. She was a wonderful cook and baker. Her passion was her family and being involved with her adult children, grandsons, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and friends. Jean was associated with the Brandon RCL, BFPBA, and Prairie Oasis. She was predeceased by husband Clint, sisters Clara Hawkins, Eva Martin, Dorothy Hutton, Thelma Burnett, Majorie McMurchie, and brothers Ronald and Donald Piett. Surviving are daughters Denise (Keith) Kennedy, Nola (Darren) Jones, son Brent McKerlie, grandsons Ryan, Travis and Blake Kennedy, Cam, Scott and Drew Jones. Also surviving is brother Fred (Diane) Piett, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Neepawa United Church with Rev. M. Satterly officiating. Interment followed in Neepawa Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Ryan, Travis, and Blake Kennedy, Cam, Scott, and Drew Jones. White’s Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home or the Salvation Army in memory of Jean McKerlie.
Thank you for being a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, friend and our strength.  We will love you forever and you will always be in our hearts.
We, the family of Jean McKerlie, would like to express our sincere gratitude to family and friends for the support provided to Mother over the past couple of years. It's during a time like this that we learn how much our family and friends really mean to us. We so appreciate your sympathy and love. A sincere thanks for the many beautiful cards, flowers, remembrances, and memorial donations received at our mother’s passing. A special thank you to the Dinsdale PCH staff, Pastor Sharon McDonaugh, Dr. Moller, and We Care Health Services for all of their professional and compassionate care provided to our Mother. 
“May God Bless You All”
KLEIN: It is with great sadness the family of Steven Daniel "Danny" Klein announce his passing on Friday, January 27, 2012 in Brandon. Danny was born on October 16, 1958 in Gander, Newfoundland. During his younger years Danny received his education in various locations that the family moved to including: Downsview, Ontario; Alsask and Dana, Saskatchewan; Cornwallis, Nova Scotia and Shilo, Manitoba. Danny loved sports and as a teenager played hockey, golfed and swam. After receiving his education he was employed as aplumber, welder and most recently a cook after receiving his Red Seal in 1994. Danny is survived by his mother Betty Klein, sisters Linda (Joe) Krieser and Jan Klein, brother Brian Klein, partner Patricia Chesney as well as nieces Melissa and Jessica and nephew Christopher. He was predeceased by his father John Klein. A private graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Shannon McCarthy. Friends who desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Danny to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KING: The death of Carol Ann King, age 66 years, wife of Hugh and mother of Mike, Ian and Allison occurred on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Family and friends are invited to attend Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, February 17, 2012 between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to share their memories at a come and go memorial reception. If friends so desire donations in memory of Carol may be made to the ALS Society and or Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba. Expressions of sympathy may be made are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JACQUES: It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Willam Henry (Bill) Jacques in the Virden District Hospital on January 29, 2012 at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of Sonia. Bill was born in Souris Manitoba, on August 9, 1928 to Richard and Beatrice Jacques. Due to the passing of Beatrice at the time of Bill’s birth, he was eventually adopted to Rene and Elizabeth Jacques, who loved Bill with all their hearts. Bill was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his loving wife Sonia, his nieces, nephews, cousins and his brother in law, Bill Yakobobich. Bill met the love of his life Sonia Senkiw, at a dance at the Legion Hall in Virden in 1954. Bill worked for ten winters in logging camps around the Aticokan Ontario area, while he and Sonia stayed in touch. They married in 1964 and began farming in the Sifton district near Oak Lake. While not having any children of their own, Bill and Sonia spent several summers hosting some of their nieces and nephews, which they enjoyed greatly. Bill’s love was farming, most especially, his cattle. Bill and Sonia worked their farm until 1998, retiring to Virden. While Bill may have left the farm, farming never left Bill and after retirement, he ran combines for various friends. Bill and Sonia also enjoyed other activities, including dancing but Bill took special delight in his yard and flower gardens. Sadly, Bill’s health took a downward turn in 2009 when he suffered a stroke. He spent time in and out of hospital, but never lost that spirit that made him so special. A celebration of Bill’s life took place on February 3, 2012 at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Eulogist was Francis Gillard and reader was Fred Faucher. Sonia would like to thank Dr Roux, who provided such excellent care to Bill and the staff at the Virden District Hospital for their continuing care. Thanks also goes out to the Palliative care volunteers who sat with Bill and provided such wonderful support. A very special thanks goes to Dale Van Loo, for all of the support she provided to Sonia after Bill’s passing. Sonia would like to thank all those who provided loving support by way of flowers, food and prayers for Bill.
HOGELAND: Albert Maurice Hogeland (Hogie); passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side, November 16, 2011 at Erickson Health Centre, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Maurice was born April 19, 1926 at the family farm near McConnell. He was a lifetime employee of the Manitoba Pool elevators, both as a grain buyer and a fire inspector in the Souris area, Inglis, Letellier, and Erickson. After he retired he filled his life taking wonderful care of his wife of 50 years, gardening, helping neighbors and traveling to Alberta to be with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad was an avid sportsman, hunting, fishing, chuckwagon racing, curling , playing both ball and hockey. He is fondly remembered by so many for his stories and sense of humor. He is survived by his children Irene (Monte) Dunn, George (Diane) Hogeland. and Barb Hogeland. His grandchildren Heather Ray, Greg (Ceara) Ray, Pam (Jason) Sahli, Brad Hogeland and Caidan, Dallas and Camryn Fuller, as well as his great grandchildren Samuel, Trystan, Cordell, Nicholas, Kayleigh, Reece, Wyatt and Hunter. He is also survived by his sisters Doris Asselstine, Elizabeth (Shorty) Phillips, Aleta deKeruzec; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Hogie was predeceased by his wife Dot (Armstrong); parents Wilf and Myrtle; step mother Anne; sister Eleanor and brother Wilfrid Douglas. Dot and Hogie were laid to rest together in the Hamiota Cemetery November 22, 2011. The family would like to thank everyone for their generous acts of kindness, food, flowers and monetary donations to the Erickson and District Palliative Care and Cancer Care Manitoba.
A light is from our household goneA voice we loved is stilledA place is vacant at our homeWhich never can be filled.
HENDERSON: Harvey Edward Henderson passed away on January 26, 2012 at the Tri-Lake Regional Health Centre in Killarney at 67 years of age. He was born on November 27, 1944 “at home” in Killarney. Harvey grew up in a farming community near Killarney, Manitoba, attending Henderson School, a rural elementary school, and later Killarney Collegiate. He received training at ACC in Brandon and worked as a carpenter for several years. He spent most of his working years with Bradley Sand and Gravel and later Wheat City Concrete operating a gravel washplant in the Wakopa District. During this time Harvey developed a cattle farm which was his life-long interest. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Hilda, Ruth, and Margaret. He is survived by his sister Carolyn and brothers Richard and Brian. Private viewing and interment were held on Friday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. at Wheatland Chapel. Funeral service was held Friday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba with Rev. Colin Grambo officiating.
GWILT: Charles Walter “Gordon” Gwilt entered into rest on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the age of 83 years. Funeral service will take place on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in White’s Funeral Chapel Neepawa, Manitoba. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. White’s Funeral Home Neepawa-Carberry in care of arrangements. 204-476-2848.
HEMINGER: Surrounded by family, William (Bill) David Heminger passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at 5:15 PM, February 4, 2012, on a sunny, quiet afternoon. Bill is missed terribly by his wife Lillian, and by his children, including son Tim and daughter-in-law Candace, daughter Debbie and son-in-law Ken, sons Neil and John, and step-children Bev and Bill. He also leaves behind three nieces, Cathy, Shirley and Linda. Linda and husband Curtis gave incredible around-the-clock support at the hospital. Bill will be remembered with love by grandsons Chad (wife Jessica), Ryan (fiancée Tracey), and Liam. He was also blessed with five granddaughters: Alexandra, Anna, Cayly, Nicole, and Venus, and great grand-daughters Trinidi and Taylor. Bill was pre-deceased by his brother John and sister-in-law Doreen, and nephews Tommy and Allen. Bill was born in Kenora, Ontario in 1931, the son of Margaret and William Heminger. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17, and went on to serve aboard the HMCS Athabasca during the Korean Conflict. After honorable service in the Navy, Bill became an investigator with the Canadian Pacific Police. On retirement, Bill drove a school bus drive for the Rolling River School Division. He enjoyed ‘his’ kids, and it was a treat for him to hear about them as they grew-up and got married. Bill fought hard during his illness, but retained his sense of humor and an interest in those around him. He was a caring man who loved baseball, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and 'fixing' things. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Korean Veterans Association. Bill took great delight in Christmas decorating and in his wonderful rose gardens. The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre, with special thanks to Nurse Christie and Pastor Evert. The family also thanks Dr. Egan for her care and compassion and the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. If so desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. An interment ceremony is planned for the spring. A celebration of Bill's life will be announced at a later date.
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Love is stronger than death.
BARTEL: Barry Joseph Bartel slipped away peacefully at the Palliative Care unit in the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on February 4, 2012 at 49 years ofage. Barry was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 23, 1962 to Abraham and Marlene Bartel and was the youngest of three boys. Barry was predeceased by his father Abraham Bartel, step-father George Gorzen and brother Brent Bartel. He is survived by his wife Pamela (nee Weenink), daughter Chantal and son Kyle; daughter Allyssa (from a previous relationship); mother Marlene Gorzen; brother Brad Bartel; grandmother Leanne Brown; father and mother-in-law Ben and Maria Weenink; sister-in-law Sonja (Mike) Chambers; sister-in-law Carol Dyck; nieces and nephews, and many aunts and uncles. Abraham and Marlene had divorced while Barry was young and Barry lived withhis mom and soon after stepfather, George Gorzen. Barry helped out George in his early years with moving buildings and granaries through Westman Building Movers. He anxiously anticipated for school to be out and summer to come to be able to help out. He loved to be included in the work of moving buildings for George. From there, Barry worked at Activity World and Westman Equipment. He married Kimberly Dooley in January of 1991 where they lived at the Brandon Hills Trailer Court and later divorced April 1993. Barry worked at Cando Contracting from April 1992 to January 2000 as a Supervisor/Heavy Equipment Operator. He was able to travel throughout various parts of Canada from the east coast to the west on the railway and loved every minute of it. He dated Tina Jerrom and on December 23, 1995 his first daughter was born, Allyssa Jerrom. With Barry's knowledge of living and growing up in a splitfamily, he did not want to create heartache or hardship and left all of the visitation decisions up to Allyssa's family. He was able to get to know his daughter through the cards and pictures that were exchanged and even managed to get at least one visit with Allssya out at the farm later in the following years. He worked at The Department of National Defense as a Heavy Equipment Operator from May 2000 to November 2001 and then returned to Cando as a heavy duty mechanic from November 2001 to August 2007. Cando was like a family to Barry. They were very supportive of him when he was firstdiagnosed with cancer in 2004. He never forgot anything that they had done for him. The tough decision was made to leave Cando to get out of the shop atmosphere and he worked for about four months at Wally's Trenching as an operator before beginning his current job at Westcon Equipment as a HeavyDuty Equipment Field Mechanic in January of 2008. He worked from his service truck going to all of the R.M. shops in southwestern Manitoba fixing Volvo Equipment. He enjoyed meeting all of the people from the various locations and made many new friendships. Barry met the love of his life, Pam in May of 1996 and they were later married on February 5, 1998. They spent all of their spare time together and never missed a day without talking to each other. Barry and Pam moved into the extra mobile home at Pam's parents' farm and began fixing it up - getting it ready for the family that was about to come, beginning with their daughter Chantal who was born on May 14, 1998. Barry was working for Cando at this time and usually out of the province, so Pam and Chantal would load up in the truck and head out to whatever hotel he was staying at so that he wouldn't have to miss out on any of the moments of being a family. Soon after, he changed his position at Cando so that he was in the shop in Brandon rather than out on the road so much. Their family; however, was still not quite complete and soon after, their son Kyle was born on May 13, 2000. They purchased an acreage south of Carroll, moved their mobile home onto the property and built the house that they live in presently. The family was able to take a few vacations throughout their busy years; to Drumheller for a family reunion for Barry's family, Toronto to meet up with friends that hadn't been seen for years and even travelled to the Netherlands to meet Pam's family in 2010. Barry always made time to help anyone out. If he knew that you needed a hand to complete a task or needed some sort of supply, he was sure that he had one of whatever you needed and he would be over in a minute to come help. Even after his cancer treatments/surgeries he would be back at it the next day; whether it be helping Ben and Maria out with sorting cattle for shipping or nailing 4x8 sheets of plywood on their house. The cancer never made him slow down. He never allowed it to become a huge part of his life. Every time a tumor would emerge he would stop for a few days to get it dealt with and then move on with what was going on at that time. Most days we were able to forget it even existed. Barry will be sadly missed by everyone around him. Each person he met knew him a little differently but no matter what, he was a ray of sunshine that entered the lives of each person he touched.
There is nothing better than being best friends with the one you love. The day I met you, I knew we would be friends and I've been falling in love ever after. We have loved through the better and lived through the worse. We've thrived on sweet kisses and laughter. I've felt from the start so fulfilled and content as your partner, your lover, your wife. And I know in my heartthat the best part of all is..I married my best friend for life! I'm not letting go...ever
The ceremony to celebrate Barry's life took place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, on Friday, February 10, 2012. Pastor Earl Ricalton officiated. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Barry may be madeto CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SMITH: Our Mom, Elna Ruby Rose Smith was born at the height of the dirty ‘30’s on June 3, 1933 on the family farm near Carroll, Manitoba and passed from this earthly home in Richmond, B.C. on a beautiful spring like day, February 6, 2012. Mom has gone to join our Dad, George Bremner Smith who passed in 1999, and they can now travel to all those far away and exotic places that she had dreamed of seeing. Mom is pre-deceased by her parents Charles and Clara Fowell, sister’s Ivy Barrett and Alice Melnyk and brother Bud Fowell. Mom is survived by her son Fred Smith, daughter-in-law Leona, daughter Karen Dawydiak, son-in-law Steve and her grandchildren Erin, Carly, Levi, Emily and Alec, and her great grandchildren Owen, Danica and Dominic, her sisters Amy Rollins and May Culbertson and her brother Ernie (Therese) Fowell, sister-in-laws Marg Fowell and Catherine (Ken) Rasmussen and lots of very special nieces and nephews. Mom worked all her life but her greatest joy came from helping out, whether it was with Little Friend’s Preschool, cooking hotdogs at Westwind Elementary School and or being Treasurer with the Richmond Ravens (RGIH), she enjoyed the connection with the community and watching her grandkids play hockey and ball. Thanks so much to an angel here on earth, Dr. Chee and the team at Richmond Hospital ER and 2 North for their comfort and care and to our many friends that continue along this road with us.
NEWTON: Harold George, 86 years, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, February 13, at 11 :00 a.m. A private interment will be held in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In Memory of Harold, donations may be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund. Expression of sympathy may be made at
CARLISLE: Olive, 99 years, mother of John, Mickey and the late Ivan, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. A time of reminiscing and refreshments for family and friends will be held at the Carroll Hall, Carroll Manitoba on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3 :00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in the Carroll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in Memory of Olive, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
BENN: Lillian Benn, “Kii Nash Pemaduziwin” (Long Life) Lillian was born in Birtle, Manitoba on August 6, 1934. On February 8, 2012 at 1:00 a.m., the creator came and took Lillian by the hand and guided her into the spirit world. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Mary Benn, her partner Earl Wolfe; sons Delaney Wolfe, Marshall Benn, Clifton Benn, Violet`s twin sister Jeanette and one still born who was Rose`s twin. She was also predeceased by brothers Leonard Benn, Richard Benn, Herman Benn and other relatives, too many to mention. Lillian met Don Ross around 1981. They lived together for 15 years or more. Together they had a son Faron. Don passed away sometime in 1995. Lillian will be sadly missed by her children Violet Merrick, Verna Warner (Len), Alice Flett (Hubert), Rose McKaskie, Elvin Benn (Donna), Carl Benn (Mary ann), Faron, Priscilla Benn (Terry), Teenah Wolfe, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, relatives and family. She is also survived by her brother Cecil, her sisters Jessie, Violet and Mayble. A traditional wake will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. from the Birdtail- Sioux First Nation School. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birdtail-Sioux First Nation School with Deacon Conrad Plante and Henry Skywater officiating. Interment to follow in the Can Kaga Otina Cemetery, Birdtail-Sioux First Nation. Pallbearers will be Mike McKaskie, Jay Flett, Fred Benn, Morley Bear, Cody Benn and Dean Bone. Honorary Pallbearers will be William Benn, Pernell Flett, Terry Merrick, Sabastian Benn, Marcel Benn and Harold Bone. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 773-2747.
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