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LAWRENCE: The death of James Jefferson Lawrence, former owner of the Silver Dollar Barber Shop and Beauty Salon, 1501 - 7th Street, occurred in Brandon on September 24, 2010. James was born in the R.M. of Strathclair, Manitoba and grew up on the family farms in Elphinstone and Strathclair. He attended the Lake Audy School. James joined the army as a Gunner with PPCLI. He also worked underground at the Amaranth Gypsum Mine for eleven years, operated a cattle farm in the Glen Hope district of Manitoba and worked in building construction in McCreary, Manitoba. Jim then went to Barber School in Winnipeg before opening the Silver Dollar where he worked until he retired. He was a member of the Legion. In his early years, James was involved with Trinity United Church and in recent years belonged to Grand Valley Community Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping, vegetable gardening, berry picking, reading and cribbage. He is survived by his daughter Barbara Fletcher, grandchildren Todd and Carla, four great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Pauline; by brothers, John and George and sisters, Helen, Jean, Judy, Jessie and Vida. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Bob Wiebe will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ron Lochhead and Leanne Lochhead. Active pallbearers will be: Clayton Lawrence, Todd Fletcher, GregPennycook, Cody Fletcher, Richard Malchuk and Mark Nowazek. Honor Guard will be members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jim to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the CancerCare Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made at are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HARLAND: Henriette Harland (Lagasse), age 87, beloved mother of Lori Robertson of Killarney & Marilyn Martens of Lethbridge, Alberta, died September 25, 2010, at Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, ManitobaIn accordance with the family's wishes a private service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010. Interment in Brandon City Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Henriette may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204- 523-7791.
GEORGISON: Kathleen Ann. Lucky. It’s how
she described herself.
Kathleen Ann Georgison’s luck began when she was born to James and Kathleen Taylor on March 28, 1938 in Aberdeen, Scotland. She blazed into this world with a strong, hardy Scottish spirit and a huge passion for living life to the utmost. It was that spirit that would carry her through her life’s journey and help her conquer the many challenges she would face along the way. Kathleen spent her youth in Scotland, and whether it was climbing lampposts outside her Grandma’s house with her brother Brian and the local boys, or climbing mountains in the Scottish Highlands with her many friends, nothing was going stop her from doing what she set out to do. As a teenager, Kathleen attended and boarded at Albyn School for Girls in Aberdeen with her sister Sandra. She considered herself one very lucky pupil, for she received a first-rate education that would become the foundation for the rest of her life. At school, she also developed her love of sports and the outdoors, and learned to play tennis and field hockey for the first time. She was a tenacious opponent with one goal in mind – to win! She also leveraged her gift of the gab, and received top honours at the European Youth Forum Public Speaking competition in Bristol, England, where she remarked upon winning ‘I don’t always have the last word’. (But we all know better!) After school, Kathleen was not about to settle down just yet and follow the popular path for women during that time - becoming a wife and mother. She had other plans first – to put her education to use and become a modern woman with a career. She studied to be a lab technologist in Aberdeen, but her sense of adventure pulled her further afield where a job waited for her in a small Prairie town in Canada. Kathleen said goodbye to her life in Scotland, and boarded a ship bound for Canada. She arrived in Brandon, Manitoba in the middle of February. Although she wondered at the time what was she thinking - in retrospect, she said it was the best move she ever made. For when she arrived in Brandon, not only did she have a great job and new friends, she met the man she would marry. In March 1963, in her home town of Aberdeen, Kathleen married Ted Georgison, a successful entrepreneur, and they settled in Brandon where they had three children, Kjirsten, Paul and Peter. Although Ted would be diagnosed with MS, a disease that he suffered with for many years, Kathleen felt so lucky to have met the man of her dreams and have such an amazing family and friends. Ted died in 1988, but Kathleen’s luck was with her again, when she got a second chance at love with a kind, gentle Englishman named John Welsted. Together with John, his two children, Alison and Ian, and Kathleen’s children, they made up ‘The Georgi-steds’. Once John retired from his job as Professor of Geography at Brandon University, he and Kathleen made another lucky move in 2002 – this time to Victoria, B.C. Victoria was the perfect choice for Kathleen and John. Both of British descent, their dreams of living near the sea once again, were fulfilled. Kathleen and John’s house in the hills of Colwood became their greatest pleasure, and they spent many hours sitting on their deck, raising a glass to their happy life surrounded by ocean and mountain views. Over the years, ‘The Georgi-steds’ grew with the addition of Alison’s husband, Geoff, and the births of their much-loved grandsons, Gareth and Oliver. In 2007, one of Kathleen’s greatest dreams was realized, the birth of a granddaughter, Hayley. Kathleen and John made so many friends in Victoria, and were involved in so many sports activities and social groups, it’s hard to believe that they found the time to travel to all of the exotic places they dreamed of – but they did – and her sense of adventure never diminished. Despite being the dictionary definition of ‘healthy’ – Kathleen was a marathon runner, skier, tennis player, hiker, cyclist, dragon-boater, aerobics instructor, walking group leader, the list goes on - she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2009. It was a huge blow to everyone, but she was a force to be reckoned with, and true to her Scottish spirit, when it came to this and all the other challenges in her life, she faced it head on. She refused to be defined by her disease, and carried on living life as normally as she possibly could. While going through chemo, she started running again and playing tennis. And, of course, she wasn’t about to miss any social gathering. Unfortunately, when she was finally pronounced in remission in August 2009, Kathleen’s beloved husband, John, was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt- Jakob disease - a disease that would take him from her far too quickly, one month later, on September 21, 2009. Her many, many amazing friends and family rallied around her to give her the support she would need to get through yet another challenge, as the cancer had returned. As her luck would have it, though, Kathleen underwent a successful treatment that bought her more time, and allowed her spend lots of quality time with her family and friends over the last few months of her life. She was even able to take a vacation with her daughter to Scotland and England, where they drove over 3,000 kms, and met up with her sister, Sandra and her husband, Richard in Aberdeen. The two sisters were able to enjoy their hometown together one last time.Her last summer was spent enjoying the fine West Coast weather, red wine on her deck, many activities with her friends and hosting two separate week-long vacations with her children and grandchildren at her home. Her strong Scottish spirit persevered, and she determinedly lived her life to the fullest right up until the last moment. She died quickly and peacefully surrounded by her entire family and friends.
She truly was lucky.
EHRICH: Haroldine Fern Ehrich of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Leonard Ehrich, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the age of 79 years. Haroldine will be lovingly remembered by her son Charles of Cold Lake, Alberta, sister-in-law Pearl Ehrich of Winnipeg, and by her two nephews, Blake Ehrich and Mervin Ehrich. A graveside ceremony will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Haroldine may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western MB Cancer Care Project,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.Messages of condolence may be placed at
BOLLMAN: Robert H. (Bert) Bollman passed away peacefully at the Rivers Palliative Care Unit on September 22, 2010 at the age of 85 years. Bert is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Bert was the youngest son of Fredrick and Almira (Roach) of Moline. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1942 and after 18 months service received a compassionate discharge in order to help his father on the Bollman farm. Bert farmed the original land homestead by his grandparents in 1880. Bert loved his farm and all it involved; from clearing the land, to raising livestock and watching the crops grow each year the homestead blossomed. Bert married Georgina Dale of Hamiota on October 25, 1947. He was a devoted husband who enjoyed 63 years of married life. They were a perfect team; working together, raising their family, enjoying many travels and especially enjoying the company and good times with so many dear friend and relatives. His four grandchildren had a special place in his heart and they for him. Bert was committed to building community and was an enthusiastic leader and volunteer for many organizations. Moline was special to him and he was so interested in the Molinepeople, its history and roots, he worked hard to keep it on the map. In the early years he was a member of the Order of Forester’s, served as a board member for many organizations including the Moline Co-op, Pool Elevator, and Moline school. He was a faithful member of the Moline United Church and proudly provided organ music for many years. Woodworking was a favorite hobby creating furniture, toys for the grandchildren and lots of fun gadgets. He enjoyed being a 4-H woodworking leader. The Bollman Century farm was sold after being in the family for 111 years. Bert and Georginaretired and moved to Rivers in 1991. Bert quickly adapted to town living and was delighted to find new ways to contribute and add value to his community. Many people benefited from his interest of lawn bowling and the care he took of the greens. Dear to his heart was the Rivers 50 Plus Club where he loved the games of shuffleboard, floor curling and of course the wonderful times of fellowship. Bert will be remembered as a man that loved life gave his best and created fun wherever he went. His sense of humor and love of pranks are special memories. He was proud of his family and extended family and always had time to give of himself when needed. Music was an integral part of his life and he shared his gift of music with many including playing at the Rivers Care home. He delighted in his pen collection of over 2,500 from around the world. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Georgina of 63 years, daughters Lynne Manikel, Glenda (George) Neufeld, brother Frank and sister-in-laws Ellen (Leonard) Bollman and Shirley Dale. Grand children: Leigh Manikel (Denise Little), Mark Manikel (Joni Wiebe) Jon Neufeld (Jamie) and Juli Rohl (Rick) as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. His Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Rivers United Church, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Glenna Beauchamp officiating. A private family interment followed at Pettapeice Cemetery. A time of fellowship and refreshments was at the Rivers Legion Hall. Pallbearers were; Grandchildren Leigh Manikel, Mark Manikel, Jon Neufeld, Juli Rohl and nephews Ray Bollman and Brian Bollman. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at the Brandon General Hospital, especially Dr. Tomayo and Dr. Ramaya and for the loving care provided at the Rivers Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, for those so desiring donations may be made in Bert’s memory to the Rivers Palliative Care Unit or a charity of your choice. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were in care of arrangements.
SOLLNER-ASHAM: It is with great sorrow we announce the still birth of our son, Cooper Cash Don Sollner-Asham on September 12, 2010.
Although we never had a chance to know you, you have changed our lives forever”
Parents, Kim Sollner and Ferlin Asham. Grandparents, Pearl and Don Sollner of Plumas, Bev and the late John Asham of Portage. Great-Grandma Lavina Squires of Neepawa. Thank you to all our friends and family for the cards, flowers, food and kind words during our difficult time.
LOGAN: Dorothy Irene Logan (Poole) passed from this life peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on September 4, 2010 entering into the loving care of her Heavenly Father with her family at her side. Irene was born July 30, 1943 to Howard and Eva Poole of Medora. She attended school in Medora and Deloraine. After leaving school, she enjoyed several jobs including: Jenkins Pharmacy (Deloraine), Souris IGA and housekeeping duties at Deloraine Hospital. More recently, Irene worked at Woolco and finally, Wal-Mart here in Brandon where she thoroughly enjoyed her work as a Greeter. How thrilled she was upon receiving her 15-year pin from Wal-Mart! Through her work at Wal-Mart she made many contacts and getting to know people was so important to her always. September 29, 1962 Irene married Russell Andrew Logan at Medora United Church. Irene and Russ were thrilled with the arrival of son, Darren Russell, October 30, 1963 and Penelope Lee Irene, October 18, 1967. Music continued to be an integral part of her life - singing in the Medora Junior Choir and playing the piano. She could tinkle those ivories like no one else, playing most any song suggested. Irene found great joy in entertaining and gave pleasure to so many at sing-a-long gatherings. Many were the good times that Rene experienced at the Deloraine Palais Royale where, light as a feather, she danced to the music of the Rythemaires. Irene loved to cook, to try new recipes and to share her wonderful meals with others. After dining, a good game of cribbage rounded out an evening in fine style. Mourning her loss will be her daughter Penny (Peter) Roberts, Snow Lake, five grandchildren, Kayla (Jonathan), Brett, Randi, Josie, and Zachary, and one great-granddaughter Peyton. Also, Rene will be lovingly missed by sister, Gayle (Bill) Watt, and two brothers, Gerald (Maggie) and Wayne (Kathy) Poole as well as several nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her son Darren in 1998, father Howard 1985 and mother Eva 2001. Irene will always be remembered for her fondness of humour, good food and fun times. She was always the life of any party or family gathering. A graveside service to celebrate Irene’s life was held at the Medora Cemetery on September 8, 2010. Shirley McBurney of Wawanesa officiated with Smith’s Funeral Home of Deloraine in charge of arrangements. A reception followed at the Deloraine Legion Hall. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Medora Cemetery Fund in Irene’s memory.
Your presence we miss,Your memory we treasure,Loving you always,Forgetting you never.
HANSEN: William (Bill), beloved husband of Donna Ferguson and the late Agnes Drummond, dear father of Brent, Lianne and Sharon, passed away September 23, 2010 at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home with his family by his side. There will be a private family interment at Rosewood Cemetery prior to the Celebration of Bill's life at First Presbyterian Church, 339 -12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Following the service all are welcome to join the family for a time of fellowship and refreshment at the First Presbyterian Church at 3:30 p.m. If desired, donations can be made in Bill's memory to the Parkinson's Society of Manitoba, 7 - 414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1P2 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 – 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
EHRICH: Haroldine Fern Ehrich of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Leonard Ehrich, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the age of 79 years. Haroldine will be lovingly remembered by her son Charles of Cold Lake, Alberta, sister-in-law Pearl Ehrich of Winnipeg, and by her two nephews, Blake Ehrich and Mervin Ehrich. A graveside ceremony will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Haroldine may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western MB Cancer Care Project,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.Messages of condolence may be placed at
BRIDGEMAN: Thomas Fredrick Bridgeman, December 29, 1927 – September 18, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas Fredrick Bridgeman. Tom was born on December 29, 1927 in Brandon, Manitoba and was raised with his 14 siblings on the family farm in Bradwardine, Manitoba. On November 12, 1949 Tom was united in marriage to Jean Griffiths in Oak River, Manitoba. Soon after marriage, Tom and Jean started a family. Tom had many great accomplishments in life, his family of four sons was his greatest; Ron (Sandi), Garry (Grace), Brian (Lottie) and Cameron (Louise). As years past, the size of his family grew. Tom was blessed with 9 grandchildren: Dana (Pat), Heather (James), Scott, Jodi (Jason), Chad (Crystal), Russell (Jessica), Susan, Donald and Christy. His life was blessed yet again as he was proudly declared a great-grandfather of five great-grandchildren: Piper, Blaire, Myla, Dexton and Kohen. Tom is also survived by his siblings; Joy Bomford, Inez McKenzie, Jack(Bonnie) Bridgeman, Maurice(Irene) Bridgeman and Olive(Gerry) Pelletier. Tom was predeceased by his wife Jean Bridgeman, his parents Harry and Margery Bridgeman, his granddaughter Jodi Bridgeman-Forbes and his siblings Hazel Bridgeman, Don Bridgeman, Barrie Bridgeman, Ted Bridgeman, Jim Bridgeman, Myrtle Bomford, Glen Bridgeman, Mildred Goodman, and Muriel Briggs. Tom and Jean work side by side to develop and build a successful and prosperous farm in Oak River, Manitoba. Tom took pride in being the first to seed in the spring and the first to combine in the fall. Upon retirement in 1987, Tom and Jean moved to British Columbia. While in B.C., the life of golf and fishing occupied their time when they were not on the road visiting family and friends. The need to be closer to family had Tom and Jean once again settle in Oak River, Manitoba in 1993. Tom’s current residence was in Brandon, Manitoba. Brandon served as the perfect central location for family get-togethers and the ideal day trip in the car to visit children and grandchildren in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta. A celebration of life to honour the memory of Tom will be held on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell’s Funeral Chapel in Hamiota, MB, with internment to follow at the Oak River Cementary. A luncheon will be served at the Oak River Memorial Rink following internment, and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Ollie and Gerry Pelletier. Messages of condolence to the family can be sent to Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements 866-620-2744.
DE KEZEL: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Thursday September 23, 2010 at the age of 74 years, Antoine “Tony” De Kezel of Baldur, Manitoba. Tony leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Patsy (nee Boulet), daughter Debbie (Gordon) Riglin of Cartwright, sons Tim (Laurie) of Belmont and Kelly (Jennifer) of Stonewall, five grandchildren Candis, Shane, Tyler, Bret and Dallas as well as numerous extended family members and friends. Tony was predeceased by a son Jamie in 1969. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Monday September 27, 2010 at the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that so wish, memoriams may be made in Tony’s memory to the Canadian Arthritis Society 105-386 Broadway Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. 727-B 10th St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7.
For online condolences visit
Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 827-2480.
GEORGISON: Kathleen. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kathleen Ann Georgison (Victoria, BC, formerly of Brandon, MB). She died peacefully on September 21, 2010 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family and friends. Full obituary to follow.
BOLLMAN: Robert H. Bollman; beloved husband of Georgina Bollman; passed away September 22, 2010 at the Rivers District Health Centre, Rivers, Manitoba. A service to celebrate Bert’s life will be held at the Rivers United Church, Rivers, Manitoba on September 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Private family interment to follow at Pettapiece Cemetery. Following the service all are welcome to join the family for a time of fellowship and refreshment at the Rivers Legion Hall at 3:30 p.m. If desired, donation can be made in Bert’s memory to the Palliative Care at the Rivers District Health Centre. Messages of condolence to the family can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. 866-620-2744.
ORR: Margaret Mabel Orr, beloved wife of the late James Orr and beloved mother of John Orr, passed away at Southeast Integrated Care Centre, Moosomin, Saskatchewan on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Elkwood Manor Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund or the Elkhorn charity of your choice.
Email messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MEADOWS: Douglas N. Meadows, beloved husband of Wanda, dear father of Garry, Carol and Sherri, passed away at his home in Brandon on September 19, 2010. The Celebration of Doug's Life will be held at St. Matthew's Cathedral on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11:00 am. The Rt. Rev. James Njegovan will officiate. Interment will be in the Cathedral Columbarium. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Doug to the St. Matthew's Cathedral, 403 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4P9, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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