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THOMPSON: The death of Ronald Frederick Thompson, age 68 years occurred in Brandon on Sunday, January 16, 2011. Ron was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 6, 1943. Ron never considered himself a celebrity. He was an ordinary guy who was very approachable to and by everyone. This pilot, CKX broadcaster (37 1Ž2 years), expert woodworker, and musician, had a great sense of humor. He was happy and very thankful to have had twenty-eight years of sobriety. Besides loving his family, Ron had a passion for guitars. You could always count on him as a friend who was always concerned for those he hadn’t seen for a lengthy time. He had a positive attitude and a great love of life! No matter what the circumstance, Ron would always make the best of it… In other words, “Easy does it!” His first wife Joyce and Ron raised three children Earl (Debbie), Mark (Sherri) and Lara. During hard times, the family would pull together and were stronger for it. Ron was so thankful for this. His second wife Heather of 16 years (their anniversary was January 14th), was the love of his life! His step-children, Becky (Kris) and Daniel as well as Ron’s two grandkids, River and Natalie gave him an endless amount of joy and activity. Ron and Heather enjoyed travelling. Among the places visited were; Alaska, Nashville, Tennessee and Europe. There will be no formal service at Ron’s request. His family would appreciate friends calling at Memories Chapel for a few minutes to express sympathies and share a brief fellowship in remembering Ron. You are invited to call between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Ron to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
A big Thank you to my Higher Power, Jesus Christ; and to all of you: Easy does It!”
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THOMAS: Mary Margaret Thomas passed away peacefully after a short illness in Souris hospital Dec.21, 2010 in her ninety-ninth year. A celebration of her life was held January 3 in the Hartney United Church. She is missed by her son Wayne (Cathy) Thomas, St. Albert, Alberta, son-in-law Andy (Wilma) Boulanger, Wawanesa, Manitoba, Grandchildren Drew Thomas, St. Albert, Alberta, Claire Thomas, Calgary Alberta, Anders (Robbyn) Boulanger and great granddaughter Esmee, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Nissa (Dan) Gyetvai and granddaughters Kja and Cali, London, Ontario, and Sister-in-law Margaret Love, Souris, Manitoba. Mary was predeceased by her husband J.B. Thomas, daughter Joan Boulanger, parents Tom and Annie Love, and brother John Love. May was born May 23, 1912 on the family farm in the Swaffham district. She attended Swaffham school and Millerway United Church. When Mary was 9 her mother had her leg amputated. As a result Mary remained on the family farm to help her mother and to help with farming. Except for the winter of 1943 when she worked in Toronto, Mary lived on the family farm. In 1946, Mary married J.B. Thomas on the family farm. They had two children, Wayne (1948) and Joan (1951). In 1947, they moved to what would be their family farm less than 2 miles from her former home. In 1978, J.B. and Mary retired to Hartney. J.B. quickly established an extensive Blue Bird network while Mary was involved in the UCW, Horticultural Society and the Hart-Cam Museum. At sixty-five Mary fulfilled a life long ambition when she started oil painting. In 1988, J.B. and Mary were devastated with the loss of Joan to a brain tumor. J.B. passed away in 1992. Mary spent several years in her house in Hartney looking after her flowers and garden. She particularly enjoyed taking some of the older ladies in town out for meals and developed many close friendships. She finally moved into Hart-Cam Lodge where she lived on her own until the time of her passing. Her family is very thankful for all her friends and for their support that allowed Mom, Grandma to remain on her own in the lodge. Your kindnesses are forever appreciated. The Hartney community should be very proud. There are very few communities where someone without nearby family could live on their own to the age of 98. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the hart-Cam Museum c/o Town of Hartney Box 339, Hartney, Manitoba.
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SHADLOCK: Joseph Shadlock of Brandon, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Valleyview Personal Care Home, at the age of 84 years. Joseph was born October 15, 1926, the youngest of 13 children born to Pearl and Meketta Shadlock. Joseph leaves to mourn his loving wife, Doreen; daughters Diane (Dan Corcoran) and Jo-Ann (Denis Rouire); and son David (Shirley) Shadlock. Joseph is also survived by nine grandchildren; Craig Richardson (Carla), Darren Richardson (Tammy), Keith Richardson (Jamie), Jill Brown (Chris), Scott Rouire (Jill), Chris Rouire (Marla), Nicole Smith (Robert), Amanda Shadlock and Wade Shadlock. Joe also leaves to mourn his passing eight great grandchildren; Lucas, Lauren, Robyn, Sarah, Sierra, Trinity, Noah and Rylan. Joe will also be missed by his brother, Nick Shadlock and sister, Jean Potosky. He attended David Livingston School in Brandon. In 1945, he started work with the Canadian Pacific Railway and retired in 1986, after 41 years. Following retirement, Joe enjoyed traveling with Doreen, tending to his vegetable garden and woodworking in his garage. However, perhaps his most loved activity was attending the many large family gatherings held throughout the year, when he could spend time playing cards, eating and enjoying a beverage with his family. A service of remembrance was held to honor Joe’s memory at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. The family wishes to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, food and their caring thoughts. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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SHEARDOWN: Melvin Douglas Sheardown, of Brandon, Manitoba, beloved son of the late Thomas and Jennie Sheardown and brother of Beth (Jamie) Jamieson, Ross (Norma), Doreen (Jim) Alexander, Glen (Helen), Gordon (Marion); passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 76 years of age. Everyone is welcome to attend a graveside service at the Hamiota Cemetery, Hamiota, Manitoba on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Melvin’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 18th St Unit 3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Message of condolence to the family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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ROBERTS: Lorna Jean Roberts, age 58 years, died peacefully on January 11, 2011 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Lorna was predeceased by her mother Elsie, and father Allan. Lorna was special; Special because she had Downs’s syndrome, but also because she loved and embraced life. Lorna had many loves which included travelling to Alaska, Hawaii, Scotland, England, USA, and from coast-to-coast in Canada. She also loved music, especially the bagpipes. She loved to sing and dance and participated in many Christmas carol sing-alongs. She loved coffee, cats, cleaning and dusting, sports such as bowling, and especially swimming. She took part in many Special Olympics and sported the medals to show her ability. Lorna also loved shopping and jewellery, attending concerts, and celebrations like birthdays. Lorna was very active right up until her passing. Her contributions to society were many. She was part of Brandon Community Options for 19 years, and on the board for 13 years. She was a member of the Kinsmen Aktion club, the AVIS club and of People First. Lorna worked at COR enterprises for almost 40 years. For many years she also worked part time at Ficek Insurance, Home Hardware, and Clothes for All. Lorna worked at the Christmas Dinners held in Brandon, cleaned seats at the Keystone after major events, attended bible camps, and attended Buccaneers every Monday night. Lorna’s smile was contagious, her laugh infectious. She will be greatly missed by her numerous cousins and many, many friends. A service of celebration was held on Jan 14, 2011 at Bethel Christian Assembly Church, Brandon, Manitoba. Internment will take place at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Kenton, Manitoba. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lorna’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
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MILLMAN: Owen Edward Millman, 1919 - 2011. Peacefully on January 8, 2011, our Dad, Owen Edward Millman of Brandon, formerly of Winnipeg, passed away at the Assinboine Centre in Brandon, at the age of 91 years. Dad was born on August 1, 1919 in Starbuck, MB, and he moved to Winnipeg in 1954. Dad worked for Rogers Fruit and then continued his employment with Nelson River Construction. After dad retired, at the age of 65 years, he and mom enjoyed travelling, camping and fishing. During his retirement years, dad also enjoyed visiting the farm, and assisting Murray with the haying. He was predeceased by his parents, Amos Millman and Ella Vickberg; his wife, Doris and his son, Edward Millman. Owen is survived by his children; Bob (Kim) Millman, Joyce (Bob) Lamont, Dorothy (Murray) McGill and Ken (Ingrid) Millman. He will also be missed by his 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and sincere friend and sister-in-law, Edith Ambrose. Our family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff of A2 the Assiniboine Centre for the care given to our dad during his time there. A funeral service took place at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, on Thursday, January 13, 2011 with Rev. Don McIntyre officiating. Interment followed at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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McLAUGHLIN: Frank Neil McLaughlin, passed away on the 18th of January, 2011 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Frank was born in Bass River, NS to Charles and Catherine (Cassie) McLaughlin on May 5th, 1926. He began a career in the Canadian Army in 1944 and served with the Artillery and the Airborne. While on a "sandbag line" during the 1950 Winnipeg Flood he met Ina Hawkins, who was teaching in Winnipeg. They were married in the fall of 1951 and resided in CFB Shilo. Shortly after their marriage Frank went overseas to serve in Korea. Upon his return a series of military postings took them across the country, back to Shilo, to Germany and finally back to Shilo in 1966. He retired from active service in 1968, however, he continued to work in Shilo as a civilian until 1980. He enjoyed curling in his younger years. In later years he enjoyed a daily walk, playing cards, vegetable gardening in the summers and “park activities” in Arizona during the winters. Later still he enjoyed the activities and company of the fellow residents of River Ridge Condominium in Lethbridge. Frank was predeceased by Ina, his wife of 52 years, his parents, his siblings, Harry, Allen, Roy and Maude. He will be missed by sons Kenneth (Linda), Julie, Deanna and Andrew, of Moose Jaw, SK; Leslie (Arlene), Cassie (fiancé Curtis Gerbrandt), Sarah, and Dylan, of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Glenn (Susan), Ellen and Anna, of Swift Current, Saskatchewan; his special friend Lil Johnson; sister-in-law Bernice Chorneyko; brother-in-law Charles McIntyre (Joan), and numerous nieces and nephews. A private ceremony will be held by the family. Flowers gratefully declined. UBIQUE - QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT
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McBETH: Sadie Anna McBeth (nee Langille) of Vista Park Lodge, Winnipeg, formerly of Brandon passed away at her residence on December 22, 2010. She was born in Wine Harbour, Guysborough, Co, Nova Scotia on April 13, 1926. Sadie was proud of being from Nova Scotia. She worked as a nurses aide at the old Sanatorium in Brandon looking after TB patients. She later worked as a nurses aide at the Assiniboine Centre, retiring in 1987 from the laundry department at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Sadie was a ladies auxiliary member with the Royal Canadian Legion. She volunteered for lots of functions, being a model for hair dressing students or lending a hand with the Kinettes and Kinsmen. She also enjoyed to play bingo. She loved looking after her granddaughters Alicia and Cherlyn and visiting her sister Belle and family in Nova Scotia. Sadie is survived by daughters, Joan (Les) Sykes, West Kelowna, B.C.; Linda Thornton, Calgary, Alberta; Jo-Ann (Trent) Reid, LaSalle, Manitoba; son, Ken Dodds from Winnipeg. She also leaves grandchildren: Darcy and Jason Robins; Eugene, Jamie, Perry Lee Graham; Kimberly and Teresa Douglas; Alicia and Cherlyn Reid; and eleven great grandchildren. Sadie was predeceased by her husband, George "Scotty" McBeth; parents, Lester and Lottie Langille; daughter, Irene Strasdin; sister, Isabel Barkhouse; and son- in-law, Larry Thornton. The Ceremony to Celebrate Sadie's Life was held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Urn Bearer and eulogy was read by Jo-Ann Reid. All those attending the ceremony were considered Honourary Pallbearers. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Sadie to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for CancerCare, 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. The family would like to send thanks for the kind words, cards, flowers, phone calls, emails at this time. Sadie touched a lot of people in her life and enjoyed life.
Grandmother When days are dark, friends few, Grandma dear,We think of you. Friends are friends if they are true,We lost our best when we lost you.
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KINDRAT: Leonard Peter, August 20, 1931 - January 10, 2011. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Len Kindrat at the age of 79 years. Len will be fondly remembered by his children Derek (Judy), Terry (Janice), Greg (Theresa), Kevin, Mark (Carol), Denise (Ed) Fardoe, Gary, David (Jennifer), eighteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Len was predeceased by his wife, Gwen, father Peter Kindrat, mother Katherine Kuzyk, stepfather Michael Kuzyk, brother John Kindrat and his wife Margaret, and mother and father-in-law, Dolly and Walter Green. Len was born in the city of Brandon and grew up in the North End. He attended David Livingston School. Len began working at a very young age, demonstrating a strong work ethic. His employment was centered in the automotive industry. He worked at Bill Beer (Chrysler dealer), Reliance Motors, Binkley Motors, and Northstar Oil. Len and his wife Gwen made the decision to venture into the Shell Petrol Station on 13th and Rosser Avenue, 18th and Rosser Avenue and at the same time managed another Shell station on the Trans-Canada Highway. During this time dad also ventured into Yamaha snow machines, Silverliner Campers and Utility trailers and Toro Yard and Garden products. This was the stepping stone to the creation of Len's AM Motors and Len's Autoworld. Len's business ventures led to close associations with his customers and suppliers, many of whom became his friends. Len married Elizabeth Green on December 10, 1949 and together they raised eight children. Len was a very community-minded man. In the early years of their marriage he spent many hours coaching hockey. He was also a hockey referee and traveled throughout rural Manitoba. He became a linesman in the WHL. Many will remember Len for his playing with the North End Midgets Hockey Team and a stint with Minnedosa Jets. Len was an avid bowler, spending many Thursday nights with his good friends. He was a member of the Lion's Club, and took special interest in the baseball diamonds and the paddling pools in the city. Len also served a term as a city Alderman. Spending time with family and friends was important to Len. Early family excursions were spent camping and traveling throughout western Canada, the U.S.A. and mum and dad's trips to England. Later, family vacations were spent at the cottage at Clear Lake. He enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Crane River. Len loved to have everything in order from his shop to his yard and of course the shoes. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Len may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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GREGORY: Hazel Mary Gregory (nee Whitebird) entered into rest on January 20, 2011 at the Brandon General Hospital at the age of 79 years with her family by her side. Hazel is survived by her children Gloria (Louis), Bingley (Marlene), Marie (William), Maurice (Denise), Russel (Deidre), 31 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, her sister Marjorie and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her ex-husband Harry; her parents Martin and Mary Whitebird; brothers Percy, Allan and Walter; infant son Harold; granddaughter Sheri and grandson Edward. Wake will be held at the Southquill Hall, Rolling River on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at the Southquill Hall, Rolling River on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
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GREEN: “Micki” Florence egan Green of Brandon, beloved Mom of Delaine (Russ) Manary, Ed (Sylvia), Ralph (Debbie), Reece, Darci (Larry) Semeschuk, Corey, Noah (Steve) Burns, Roya-Lynn Diment, Lance and Layne, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 20, 2011 following a brief illness. A Celebration of Micki’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 – 8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Lawrence McInnes officiating. Donations in memory of Micki may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 – 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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DEMANSKI: The death of Sheila Demanski occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 21, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Sheila's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Private family interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Sheila to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Completeobituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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DYCK: Margaret Dyck, August 30, 1926 - January 19, 2011. Margaret Dyck passed away peacefully, leaving all her pain and suffering behind onto her heavenly home on January 19, 2011 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba.  Margaret was born at Aberdeen, Saskatchewan on August 30, 1926 to Jacob and Margareta Zacharias. In her younger years she received Jesus as Saviour and until her death served God faithfully. On November 4, 1945 Margaret married Peter Dyck and they resided in the Gladstone area. In 1957, they moved to Brandon. She was employed at Perth's Drycleaners from 1958 - 1969 when she suffered a stroke at age forty-two, and was forced to quit her work. After many months of rehabilitation she was able to talk again and proudly walked down the aisle without the aid of a walker or cane, at her son’s wedding just five months later. She endured many physical ailments over the years including cancer and open heart surgery not once, but twice. To say she was a determined lady would be an understatement. Even though she was now paralyzed on her right side she taught herself how to do everything left-handed ... including quilting, needle point, sewing, gardening ... and don't forget all that baking!!! Much of her handiwork is proudly displayed in the homes of her family members. Despite often experiencing pain, she loved spending time with her family and friends and would never be one to miss a party especially if it included pizza, chips, ice cream or games!  Margaret was predeceased by an infant son and daughter; her loving husband of 55 years, Peter; parents Jacob and Margareta Zacharias; sister Helen Neustater; brothers Jake and Pete Zacharias; and son-in-law Wayne McAuley. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Larry (Marilyn) Dyck of Salmon Arm, B.C., and daughter Dorothy McAuley of Brandon.  Grandchildren Jeff (Jessica) Dyck of Surrey, B.C., Janine Dyck of Salmon Arm, B.C., Rhonda (Ted) Krahn of Rivers, Darryl (Sandy) McAuley of Brandon  and Allan (B-J) McAuley of Rapid City. As well as her beloved great-grandchildren Amelia and  Simon Dyck, Josiah, Kayley and Hunter Dyck, Alyssa, Josh and Heidi Krahn, Joelle and Tanner McAuley and Will, Amy and Ben McAuley.  She is also survived by her sisters Anne (Jake) Doell and Trudy (Jake) Loewen. Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church with interment following at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined but if friends so desire they may contribute to Missionary Relatives, Rollie and Denise Hodgman, who are serving with Northern Canada Evangelical Fellowship (Box 3030 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 7V4 or the charity of their choice. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
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DARROCH: Warren Vernon Darroch. With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Warren on January 17, 2011, at the Maples Personal Care Home, in his 98th year. Warren was born in Swan River, Manitoba. At the age of 13 he left home to make his way in the world. He worked on several farms in the Cardale and Moline areas. He then moved to Winnipeg where he worked in the electrical field. In 1942 he bought a farm near Oak River and started farming and later also had a small electrical business. In 1944 he married Evelyn (Putt) Moulson and they had four children: Kay, Vern (Linda), Linda (Ron) and Norm. Evelyn predeceased Warren in 1974. He later married Rose Ann Lemoine and moved to Winnipeg – first in St. Vital and later moving the Kiwanis Chateau. Rose Ann predeceased Warren in March of 2010. Warren is survived by his four children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pursuant to Warren’s wishes, no service will be held.
We will miss you Pops.Condolences may be sent to www.desjardinsfuneralchapel.ca
Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949 or toll free 1-888-233-4949.
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STRAND: Leslie Strand of Erickson passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 73 years. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Erickson Lutheran Church with interment following in the Bethel Lutheran (Danvers) Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net
Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
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