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WILLIAMS: Leola Luella (nee Studer). It is with very sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend, Leola Luella Williams in her 88th year. Leola passed away peacefully cradled in the loving arms of her youngest daughter, Deb, on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the West-Man Nursing Home in Virden, Manitoba. Leola was the loving wife of the late Ivan Alfred Williams and the most wonderful mother to her five children, Keith, Joyce, Valerie, Debra and Terry. Leola was born at home on the farm in the Klintonel District near Eastend, Saskatchewan on March 25, 1923 to parents Fred and Barbara Studer. She was the fourth of eight children in the family of five girls and three boys. She went to school in the Klintonel District until 1937 when her family moved to the Virden area. After the move, Leola never returned to school as she stayed home to work on the farm and help out with her younger siblings. She also had a few other jobs in the area. On April 12, 1944, Leola married the love of her life, Ivan Williams, who lived in the Springvale District. They were married in St. Paul’s United Church in Virden. The newlyweds honeymooned in Winnipeg and when they returned to the Springvale District they rented the E 1/2 11w-10-28 and later bought it and then it became home to their family – Keith, born in 1944; Joyce, in 1946; Valerie in 1956; Debra in 1960; and Terry in 1962. Besides raising her children and being a loving devoted stay-at-home mom, Leola worked hard like many farm wives and she was never afraid of hard work. She gardened to preserve the food and milked cows and sold the cream. She also raised chickens as well as butchering and cleaning them. Leola grew raspberries to pick and sell for grocery money. In the 1950s when oil was found in the area Leola would cook meals for the oil workers and when Ivan’s love for flying became “Williams Spraying Service” she cooked many meals for many years for all the hired hands. Leola also enjoyed many hobbies as well. She loved to knit, crochet and quilt; many of her quilts and afghans are still being cherished today by her children and grandchildren. Leola loved to play Bingo once a week and whenever she got the chance she loved to gamble the nickel machines. She also loved a good game of cards, especially with her grandchildren and one by one they would catch on to her cheating! Leola always had a smile for everyone. She could often be heard humming or singing while she went about her daily tasks. She had a lot of funny little sayings that will live on in her children. She could yodel a tune and whistle with her fingers. Leola lived for her family, because in her eyes family came first. She was always there for her kids even after they were grown and left home; she loved them all unconditionally. She was a superb mom and a very huggable, loving grandma and great-grandma known to some of her grandchildren as “Grandma Lola”. She loved children but she had a special love for babies – she had a touch that could hush a screaming baby within minutes, it would amaze most moms. Handing her a baby to cuddle was a sure way of making her smile. Right up until her last days we would put her newest great-grandson in her arms and she would hang on to him like she would never let go. Babies were just her specialty – lucky for all those babies in heaven that will be so well looked after now. Leola was a member of the Springvale Woman’s Institute for many years. She was very dedicated and involved in helping out the community in any way possible. In 1962, Leola and Ivan joined the Manitoba Flying Farmers and went to many flying tours and conventions throughout Canada, USA and Mexico. They became very involved in the organization. They were newsletter editors for a few years. One year Leola was chosen Manitoba Flying Farmer Woman of the Year, and another year she was crowned Queen. Leola and Ivan were honoured to be awarded MFF Couple of the Year in 1969 which happened to be their 25th wedding anniversary. Leola also achieved getting her landit license which meant she was qualified to land an airplane. As we all know, Leola loved flying; she always said it was so relaxing. Leola and Ivan loved to travel and went on many trips to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. They went one year on a trip to the Copper Canyon where the truck and trailer were put on the flat deck of a train. Around 1970, Leola and Ivan started driving a truck and trailer down south for the month of February but as the children grew one by one and left home and no more nannies were needed they started spending the winters down there – their last trip being in 2005. They also had a lakefront lot at Pyott’s West Campground where they could fly right on in with the float plane and tie down at the dock out front and spend the weekends. They loved to spend as much time there as possible and loved when family and friends came to visit. In 1998, Leola and Ivan retired to Virden from the farm. They moved a house in and kept very busy with yard work and the door was always open for a visit with family and friends. It was shortly after this that the family noticed Leola’s memory was failing. Aside from the onset of the dreaded Alzheimers’, she stayed busy about the house and yard. In November, 2006, deteriorating health for both Leola and Ivan necessitated a move to the West-Man Nursing Home where they were lucky to be able to be in the same room until Ivan’s passing in January 2009 – three months short of their 65th wedding anniversary. Leola continued to live there till her recent passing. She left us with many wonderful memories which we will cherish forever. She was an incredible lady and a great friend and neighbour. Leola was a happy, smiling, unique individual with a great sense of humour. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Mom – you were the “Best of the Best” and we are going to miss you forever, but your memory will live on in all of us! Leola was predeceased by her husband Ivan; her father, Fred; mother, Barbara; parents-in-law; brothers Melbourne and Duanne; sister Alvira and her husband Frank; brother-in-law Fred; sister-in-law Irene and her husband Larry. Left to mourn Leola’s passing are her sons Keith (Lois); Terry (Susan); daughters Joyce (Dave) Derksen; Valerie (Garry) Walker; Debra (Dennis) Smith; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Colleen (Wayne) and son Shane, Aaron (Mary) and children Amonie, Devon, Brock and Ashley, Jason (Darlene) and daughter Bethany, Angela (Allen) and children Olivia and Isaac, Trish (Rocky) and daughter Amber, Chad (Trisha) and children Brittany and Kaidryan, Shawna (Dwight) and children Hali and Damian, Michelle (Jason) and daughter Jadyn, Danielle, Denisha, Carmelle, Natasha, Teikon and son Dylan. Also by brother Henry (Alice), sisters Thelma (Wylie), Shirley (Ray), Violet (Giles), sisters-in-law Eileen, Norma, Hazel (Harry), Eleanor and brother-in-law Lloyd (Carole) as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives, friends and neighbours including the residents and staff at the West-Man Nursing Home. The ceremony to celebrate Leola’s life was held on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church in Virden, Manitoba with Reverend Jan Van Aertselaer officiating. Soloist was Jackie Mooney. She sang “To Where You Are” and “You Raise Me Up’. Other songs played were “I Will Remember You” and “Goodbye’s the Saddest Word”. Active pallbearers were Leola’s ten granddaughters Colleen Evans, Trish Walker, Angela Wirzba, Shawna Smith-Barre, Michelle Smith-Hayward, Danielle Smith, Denisha Smith, Carmelle Williams, Natasha Williams and Teikon Williams. Ushers were her three grandsons, Jason Derksen, Chad Walker and Aaron Williams. A private family interment followed at Virden Cemetery. A tea and luncheon was held immediately after at the Virden Legion Hall, served by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. A movie “In Memory of Grandma” was shown for everyone to enjoy. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Leola may be made to West-Man Nursing Home, Box 1630, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0 or the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, Unit 10 – 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2.
We love you now,We’ll love you always,There is never goodbyesThere is never ending love.We will visit in our dreams,And in our hearts you’ll be foreverUntil we meet again.
Jodie Lynn, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece and cousin, passed away accidentally on June 19, 2009 at Minnedosa, Manitoba. Jodie was born July 5, 1991 in Deloraine, Manitoba to Angie and Danny. She was the youngest of four children. Jodie lived in Napinka, Manitoba until 1998 when she moved to Campbell’s Trailer Court near Brandon, Manitoba. She liked to help people do yard work and met many new friends doing this. Jodie attended Forrest Elementary and later Elton Collegiate. She loved playing basketball and soccer. Jodie’s most recent job before her passing was babysitting her nieces and nephew. Jodie was predeceased by her grandma Lorraine Vandenberghe in 2002 and uncle Don Cloet in 2007. Jodie leaves to mourn her passing her Mom and Dad Angie and Danny, brother Jason Vandenberghe (Teresa), Sister Tracy Payette (Wayne), Brother Darcy Vandenberghe, nieces and nephews Chassidy and Jayda Payette, Brayden Paddock, Haleigh, Kelsey, Ty and Payton Vandenberghe. Grandparents Chubby and Evelyn Bertholet and Ed Vandenberghe, aunts and uncles Mary Cloet (Ken), Doug Bertholet, Grant Bertholet (Glenys), Gord Bertholet (Mary), Brian Bertholet (Tannis), Carrie Neufeld (John), Dwaine Vandenberghe, Brenda Vandenberghe, Barry Vandenberghe (Tammy), numerous cousins and friends and special neighbors from Napinka, George and Margaret Farmer.
TWERDOCHLIB: Andrew Twerdochlib of Onanole passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 74 years. Andy is survived by his son Allan and wife Darlene Twerdochlib of Brandon and their children Jessica and Andrew; step daughters: Bev and husband Dennis Woodward and their daughter Kristy; Brenda and Pat; four brothers and two sisters. The funeral service will take place on Saturday (today), June 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Erickson. A private family interment will follow at St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Rackham. Father James deBeer will officiate. In lieu of flowers if you see someone who needs a hand, extend a hand.
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SWANSON: Joyce Gladys (Pryor) passed away peacefully on June 3, 2010 with her family by her side. Joyce was born April 20, 1935 in Daysland, AB to Allen and Edna Pryor. She was enticed to Manitoba by a job opportunity at Tweed's Garage in Medora, followed by working in Dr. Kaye's office. Joyce met Gordon Swanson in 1963 and started farming together shortly after. Joyce being an avid animal lover enjoyed taking care of the "babies" that farm life brought. Whether they be calf, chick or kitten she looked forward to the adventures that came with each birth. Gordon and Joyce were married in July of 1969 and immediately began raising their own babies. Carl and Diane were the pride of Joyce. She loved watching them play sports, compete in 4-H or just plain being farm kids. Joyce and family returned to Daysland every summer to visit her family back home. Her brothers Gordon, Earl and sister Margaret as well as many nieces and nephews plus her parents enjoyed and looked forward to visits. Joyce also loved visiting and chatting with friends at bingo or the local coffee shop. There was always a pot of coffee on at the farm as well making whoever came out feel welcome. She had a knack for teasing the people she loved, and loved being teased back. Always smiling as friends of her children called her "Mom", opening her door as well as her heart to them all. Once her children were grown Joyce herself enjoyed the feeling a Mom has when her kids came home. Often teasing how their pets where her "grandkids" and spoiled them like they were. Joyce was predeceased by her parents Allen and Edna, sister Margaret and brother Earl. As well as brothers-in-law Arnold, Ken and sister-in-law Irene. Joyce's smile and that special twinkle in her eye will be dearly missed by her husband Gordon, son and daughter-in-law Carl and Angela, as well as daughter Diane and "grandbaby" Mikky with whom she had a special bond. She was a special kind of lady and will be truly missed.
ROBERTS: Harold “Harry” John Roberts. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Harold Roberts, on Wednesday, June 9 at the age of 81. Dad died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a short courageous battle with cancer. Harold is survived and deeply missed by his daughters Kathy, Terri (Chuck), Suzy (Rudy) and son Tony (Debbie), daughter-in-law Carol Roberts, cousin Violet and numerous grandchildren and great grandson. He is predeceased by his loving wife Lee and son Peter. Harold was born in Brandon, Manitoba starting his career at CKX TV as a weatherman. Then moving his family to B.C. in 1965 and continuing career in radio at CHWK 1270 for many years. He then ventured into the restaurant business opening the Pizza Palace in Chilliwack and Mission where many business and personal friendships were formed. Retiring from the pizza business he returned to radio at CHQM and then enjoyed narrating audio books for the blind for many years. Dad enjoyed golf, swimming and family picnics! Harold lived a rich fulfilling life with many dear friends and relatives who will miss him dearly. Dad was happy travelling, gardening and anytime spent with his dear friend Pat Barlow. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Yarrow Community Hall, 4670 Community Street, Yarrow, BC, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Langley Hospice Society.   Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534
ROBBINS: Kenneth McCoy Robbins. October 29, 1910 – June 15, 2010. Peacefully on June 15, 2010, Kenneth passed away at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Ken is predeceased by his wife Dorothy in 1997; son James in 2001; his parents James and Sarah; siblings, Elizabeth, Wilson, Lance, Annie, Maggie, Clifford, Wilfred, Ella, Lorne, Dot, Lil and Wes. He was survived by his daughters, Lois (Frank), Judy (Bud), Arlene (Gerry); daughter-in-law Pat; grandchildren, Barb Van Achte, Randy (Angie) Van Achte, Rick Camire, Ryan Falk, Darren Falk, Keri (Gary) Powell, Kelly (Reg) Cure; great grandchildren, Sarah and Justin Van Achte, Melissa and Logan Powell, Breanne, Cassidy and Alexandra Cure; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, with reception to follow. Donation’s may be made to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510, 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N8. Chapel Lawn, 885-9715.
MUIRHEAD: William Gordon, of Brandon. It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our brother and uncle, Gordon on June 6th, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Gordon was born on the family farm near Ingelow, Manitoba on November 3, 1920 to Annie and Richard Muirhead. Gordon was the third oldest of five children. Gordon received his education at the Ingelow School. He often talked about taking a horse and buggy to school in the summer and then going by a horse-drawn cutter in the winter. Gordon lived at home, helping his father run the beef and grain farm. After the passing of his father, Gordon continued living at home with his mother, taking care of the farm. Growing up Gordon enjoyed curling in a straw rink that his father and brother helped build. Although Gordon did not have a family of his own, he enjoyed spoiling his many nieces and nephews. Trips to the farm where always spent following Gordon around on the tractor and then getting a special candy treat. Gordon never ventured too far from the farm, but he did enjoy his weekly trips to Brandon to eat out at Bonanza! He enjoyed looking after his cats and seemed to always have room for one more. Gordon lived on the family farm for 85 years. In the summer of 2005, a cyclone went through Gordon’s farm site, uprooting trees and damaging his house. After the cyclone, Gordon was repairing his home and fell and broke his hip and wrist. Gordon recovered from the fall and moved into Riverheights Terrace in Brandon. He still made weekly visits out to the farm and often brought produce from his garden to share with the staff and residents at Riverheights Terrace. Gordon made many new friends at the Terrace and especially enjoyed his visits from the children of some of the staff members. He proudly displayed any arts and crafts these youngsters made for him. A proud moment for Gordon was being asked to cut the ribbon at the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Bank. He was able to prove he was one of their oldest customers by showing his pass book from in the 1920’s! Gordon was a quiet and caring man who will be lovingly remembered by his brother Gerald Muirhead (Clarice) of Brandon, sister Vera Fee of Carberry and by many nieces, nephews and friends. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Annie and Richard Muirhead, brother Charlie Muirhead and sister Alleen Armstrong. Rev. Barb Jardine officiated the funeral service at Brockie Donovan Chapel in Brandon on Friday, June 11, 2010. Interment followed at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Gordon to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at
JOHNSON: Passed away at her residence on Wednesday June 16, 2010 at the age of 92 years, Enid Johnson (nee Gordon) of Glenboro, Manitoba. Enid leaves to mourn her passing her loving daughter Irma (Richard) Oleson of Denver Colorado, grandchildren Lara (Josh) Bolgren and Jordy Oleson, a great grandson Riley, sisters-in -law Helen Barnes of Brandon, and Myrna Gordon of Esterhazy, Sask. as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Enid was predeceased by her husband Elmer in 1996, brothers Stewart, Jim and Donald Gordon and by sisters Mary Williamson, May Chambers & Helen Patterson. A Celebration of Enid’s life will be held on Monday June 21, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Enid’s memory to the Raystone Memorial Centre, Box 421, Glenboro, Manitoba or to the Glenboro Palliative Care Fund, Box 310, Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.
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CULLEN: Thomas Gordon “Tom” Cullen, beloved husband of Rita, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the age of 76 years. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
CLARK: It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, W. Murray Clark on June 14, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, just five days shy of his 88th birthday. Murray was born in Brandon and lived all his life on the Clark farm in Elton Municipality. He attended Poplar Hill School and Brandon Collegiate. In 1950, he married the local school teacher, June Gowanlock. They operated a successful mixed farming operation at first with his father and later with his son Reg. For 74 years he was actively involved in planting and harvesting crops on the land he loved. Murray enjoyed sports and bridge, continuing to play into his 87th year. He encouraged his children and grandchildren in their sports activities and was an avid fan at their sporting events, boasting their successes to his buddies at the Husky House of Knowledge. He enjoyed his time at their cottage at Clear Lake and golfed in the men's league and was proud to shoot his age at 85. He curled competitively all his life, scoring an 8-ender in 1968. His infectious laugh and jovial personality will be greatly missed by all his friends and family. Murray is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, June, daughter Lynda (Bert) Lowry, Neepawa and children Robyn (Travis) Clarke, Winnipeg, Clark from Calgary and Matthew of Neepawa; son Reg (Dianne) and children Jordan, Ryan and Courtney; sisters Mabel (Russ) Mitchell and Mildred (Clair) Murray. He also leaves to mourn three sisters-in-law: Ada (Fraser), Muriel (Doug) and Jule (Jim) Clark; as well as brothers-in-law Kenneth, Donald, and Jack (Wilma) Gowanlock, sisters-in-law Velma (Bruce) McNich, Winnifred Silliphant and Ruth McCallum. Also many nieces and nephews, all of whom had a special fondness for Uncle Murray. Murray was predeceased by his parents Jessie (1973) and Roy (1981), son Gordon (1975), brothers Fraser (1994), Jim (1999), Doug (2004) and nephew Bob Clark, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Monday June 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. We, the Clark family, wish to thank those who visited Murray during his illness and for the cards, food, flowers, and phone calls following his passing. The family also extends sincere thanks to Dr. Groves and the 2nd floor nursing staff at the Assiniboine Centre for their care and compassion or our husband, father and grandfather. We are also grateful to Reverend Joe Ball for his kindness. Memorial donations may be made to Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.Messages of condolence may be placed at
BROOKS: Angela Joan ("Tate Omani Wi", Walks With The Wind). It is withgreat sadness the family of Angela Brooks announces her sudden passing on June 5, 2010. Angela was born in Brandon, Manitoba on July 19, 1963. She was the youngest child of Cyrill and Molly Martin. Angela attended Fleming School and Earl Oxford School before graduating from Crocus Plains Regional School. Angela was raised in Brandon, but spent her summers as a child in Rapid City. She took interest in figure skating and swimming. She loved to hang around with her numerous nephews and cousins. Angela was an Administrative Assistant for the Winnipeg Airport for nine years. In 1984, her pride and joy was born when her beloved Chad was born. In 1995, Angela took a leave of absence from the Winnipeg Airport and took a job with the City of Brandon at the Engineering Department as an Administrative Assistant. Angela loved her job and the people she worked for, especially, Ted Snure, who was always right in her mind. She had a phrase when you had a conversation about work that, "Ted Says..". Angela spent the last of her fifteen years at the City. She also spent five years on the Board of the Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner, every year putting in the countless hours required to make the dinner a success. She was a single mother who only wanted the best for her son. She loved Chad so much. Angela loved to cook and was best known for her rhubarb crisp. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. The radio was always on or a CD was playing. Angela loved to get up early in the morning to go jogging before work and would jog up to five kilometers a day. She is survived by her partner, Keith Moffatt and her son, Chad Brooks (Crystal), her mother Molly, her sisters; Heather Smith (Hendry), Mavis Stanford (John), Debi, Gwen, Rhonda, Loree and her brother- in-law, McGee and many nieces and nephews as well as numerous friends and colleagues. Angela was predeceased by her father, Cyrill, her sister Janet and brother-in-law, Deacon Smith and sister, Doreen Smith. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 11, 2010 at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Brandon. The Very Reverend Robin G. Walker officiated. Urn bearer was her son, Chad Brooks. Honorary Pallbearers were: the Engineering Department of the City of Brandon. Interment will be at a private family ceremony. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund or a Commemorative Arbour Trail, which will be placed at the Riverbank DiscoveryCenter in her honor and lasting memory. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BRANDT: Robert Dick. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Brandt at the age of 71, on June 16, 2010 at Hillcrest Place, after a courageous battle with cancer, from this life to be with the Lord. Robert was born August 13, 1938 on the family farm at Morris (Yantzeede), Manitoba, the fourth of eleven children born to Peter and Edna Brandt. His childhood was filled with hard work, mixed with moments of mischief and adventure. He married his teenaged sweetheart, Bertha Klassen, on August 23, 1958. They made their home mostly in Winnipeg and moved the family to Brandon in 1974 where Robert was the manager of Denray Tire. Throughout his life, he worked in a variety of positions in the trucking, logging and mechanical fields. His retirement years were spent caring for his wife and family and tinkering on cars which he loved doing. He built and repaired bikes and was known around town as the "Bike Man". Bob was gifted mechanically. He could, and did, fix anything. He was funny, had a unique way of describing things, could make us laugh even reading a cookbook, and always had a story to tell with a flare. Bob was a strong, hard-working, kind and generous man with seeming unlimited patience and love, especially towards his family. He will be sorely missed and mourned by: his faithful and loving wife of 51 years, Bertha; by his four dearly loved daughters: Cheryl Jaffray (Sam Gorham) of Brandon, Donna (Barry) McAuley of Calgary, Kelly (Darrell) Wood of Okotoks; Debbie Brandt of Brandon; his 12 treasured grandchildren: Chris Jaffray, Jared (Jenn) Jaffray; Melissa (Trevor) Berry, Tara (Ben) Put, Joshua McAuley; Darcy, Lindsay, Jessica Wood; Graham MacNaughton, Kelsey MacNaughton, Melody Tanner, Kristy Brandt; two great-grandchildren: Yelana and Natalia Jaffray. He is also survived by five bossy and caring sisters, three brothers, and their spouses, and numerous nieces and nephews who fondly remember their Uncle Bob. Words are inadequate to express our appreciation for all the staff at the Hillcrest Place and their unceasing kindness and care during Bob's last few months.
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd take them up to Heaven, and bring you back again.
The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Viewing will take place prior to the Service. Mr. Brandt's sons-in-law, Rev. Barry McAuley and Rev. Darrell Wood will officiate. Donations in memory of Robert can be made to Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, 930 - 26th St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7B2B8. Expressions of sympathy may be made at are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BIGGS: Winifred Mary of Brandon passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with her companion Bill and all her family by her side. Win was born April 5, 1927 in Leighton Buzzard, England. During the World War, mom worked in a munitions factory. A few years later she met her husband to be, Stan, and they where married March 12, 1949. A year later they where blessed with twin daughters, Patricia and Jennifer. In March 1957, the family emigrated from England to Brandon. Mom worked several jobs including Eaton's cafeteria and the dining room at the North Hill Motel. In February 1964, they were blessed with another daughter, Jacqueline. Mom continued working until dad became ill. She devoted herself to caring for him and after a lengthy illness dad passed away in 1985. After dad’s passing, mom returned to work part time at Shirley's Card Shop. Sometime later, mom reconnected with a lifelong friend, Bill Bayne. Friendship turned to a loving and devoted relationship. This led to many happy memories at Clear Lake, camping trips, visits to Victoria, B.C. and England. Mom is survived by her devoted companion Bill, daughters Pat (Craig), Jen (John), Jackie (Glen); her grandchildren Chris (Melissa), Phil (Carrie), Wendy (Donnie), Erin (Rob) and her great grandchildren Chevy, Landon, Kally, Kate and Olivia. Win is also survived by her brother Charlie and many nieces and nephews in England. The funeral service was held June 2, 2010 at St. Mary's Anglican Church. Honorary Pallbearers were Lynne Reed, Jenny Chatt, Joan Shields and Betty and Roger Geeves. In memory of Win, donations can 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
BEATTY: Kevin Beatty of Erickson, Manitoba passed away at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the age of 28 years. Kevin is survived by his son Devon Beatty, Debbie Voz (special friend and mother to Devon), parents Ken and Carol Beatty, brothers; Maurice (Dorothy) Beatty, Ryan (Jennifer Ritchie) Beatty, grandmother Annie Lukianchuk, nephews; Darren Beatty, Lucas Beatty, Myles Beatty, and niece Ashaya Beatty all of Erickson. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Erickson Recreation Centre with Elgin Hall officiating. Friends are invited to join the family for viewing on Monday, June 21, 2010 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Erickson Recreation Centre. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Devon Beatty Trust Fund, c/o Erickson Credit Union, PO Box 100, Erickson, MB ROJ OPO or to the Never Alone Foundation, PO Box 51064, RPO Tyndall Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 3C6.
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ANDERSON: Shirley Anne Anderson left us on June 13, 2010 at the age of 67. Shirley was born in Killarney, Manitoba on April 9, 1943 the youngest of four children born to Clark and Della Anderson. Shirley attended school in Brandon, MB and graduated from Composite High School before starting employment with the Manitoba Telephone System in 1962 to 1966, then Canada Trust 1966-1971, both in Winnipeg, until finishing employment with Service Canada (EI), retiring in 1998. Shirley was a member of the Brandon Club while it was operating, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3. Shirley was predeceased by her father, Clark Anderson (1975), her mother Della (1984), brother Lyle Anderson (1967), nephew James Anderson, nephew Ronald Anderson (1998) and brother Donald Anderson (2009). Shirley leaves to mourn her passing, her brothers Rod Diment (Mavis), Gene Diment and sister Evelyn Collings (John), sister-in-law Deanna Anderson, nieces and nephews, Sean Anderson (Deb), Gordon Collings (Isabel, David, Laura), Dan Collings (Cameron), Tracy Diment, Kayla Diment, Terry Anderson, Sheila Anderson, Loretta Anderson (Michael, Montana, Devon), Cheryl and Tim Diment. She also leaves her very good friends, Ruth Black, Darlene Jaworksi, Phyllis England, Rick Sczepanski, Albie Stanley, Donna (Bert) Thrower, Carol (Herb Briggs), Yolande (Jacques) Parent and Marion Moar. A special thank you to the nurses and staff 3rd Floor, Assiniboine Palliative Care Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, and to her very dear friends better known as “the 6 pack,” for their love and care before and during Shirley’s stay in hospital. Funeral Services were held on June 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel with interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiated at the ceremony. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation, 543 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3L4.
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