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TAGGART: Aldwyn Robert Taggart, known as Al, of Brandon, Manitoba lost his courageous battle with cancer at the age of 69 years old on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Al was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on November 9, 1942 to Benjamin Taggart and Rebecca Culbertson. He grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he completed his first trade of Tool & Die Maker. As a young man in Ireland, he became a proficient marksman winning many trophies. Riding motorcycles was another passion and he was very proud of the fact that he built his own car. He immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1968 and became a proud Canadian citizen in 2006. Aldwyn moved from Toronto to Thompson, Manitoba in 1968, where he enjoyed working for Inco and the lifestyle the North offered. During that time, he completed his Interprovincial Industrial Mechanic and Millwright Trades. He married Sylvia Taggart, nee (Verley) in 1975 and they had two children Corinne and Marc. He moved his family to Brandon, Manitoba in 1986 and he followed in 1987 to start work at Burns Meats. In 1990, he began a new job with Ayerst Organics, where he enjoyed his work until he retired in 2002. He continued to work occasionally with the Millwright Union Local 1443 and maintained his membership until his death. Als specialty was precision work and his ability to measure to .001 of an inch. He created lasting friendships at work and his personal life because of his sense of humor, Irish wit and practical jokes. Aldwyn enjoyed many activities, such as drawing with oil pastels, travelling, camping, boating, fishing, golfing, cycling, playing cards, and darts. He was an avid watcher of the military, history and sports television channels. He was happy to share his current and diverse automotive knowledge. For many years he was very involved in his childrens sports activities and coached his sons soccer teams. Al is survived by his wife Sylvia, his daughter Corinne (Jarrid) St-Pierre and his son Marc (Lesley Towler). Aldwyn was very proud and took great care of hisfour grandchildren; Maxime, Félix, Chloé and newly arrived Huxley. He is also survived by his sister Pauline Acheson (Roderick) and nieces; Carolineof Northern Ireland and Louise (Athol Haas) and great nephew Logan in Scotland. Aldwyn had a special and close relationship with his wifes family, la belle famille. Aldwyn was predeceased by his mother Rebecca Culbertson (June 2011), his father Benjamin Taggart (October 1997), his aunt May Taggart and his uncle Robert Taggart all of Northern Ireland. The ceremony to celebrate Als life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery, Brandon Manitoba. If friends so desire donations in memory of Aldwyn may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McPHAIL: Shirley Jean (nee Dowker). A Celebration of Shirleys Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Shirley passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon. Shirley was born March 13, 1931 at the Boissevain hospital to parents Goldie and Annie Dowker. She grew up on the family farm just north of Waskada, Manitoba. After her schooling she moved to Brandon for work and met Archie, they were married December 27, 1958. Shirley is survived by her husband Archie, son Alex, daughter-in-law Sylvia and their children Caroline and Katie, daughter Darlene, son-in-law George McPherson and their children Mitchell and Nicola, sister Helen Hannah, sisters-in-law Donna Agnew and Edith McPhail, as well as extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents, Goldie and Annie Dowker, sister Margaret Ross, brother Clinton Dowker, brothers-in-law Ron McPhail, Mac McPhail, Dick Ross, Doug Hannah, Hinds Agnew and Archies parents Alex and Effie McPhail. A private interment was held at Humesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Shirley to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation A Sense of Home, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to Humesville Cemetery, R.M. of Elton, Forrest, MB, R0K 0W0.
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JOHNSON: Dwight Stanley Charles Johnson, March 17, 1935 - February 24, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dwight Johnson. Dwight was born at the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg on March 17, 1935. He was the first of three sons born to Charlie and Rose Johnson. Dwight grew up on a farm south east of Minnedosa and began his early school years at Rookhurst Country School. During his junior high school years, Dwight attended the Clanwilliam School while living with his Uncle Dwight and Aunt Alice Montgomery and their family in Clanwilliam. Dwight began his working career with the CPR on June 26, 1952. Over the course of his 38 years with the CPR he had the opportunity of holding many positions ranging from shop worker, wiper, station worker, breakman, fireman and ending as an engineer. His work began on the old steam locomotive trains, at which time he acquired the railroader nickname of Coldwater. This name has affectionately stuck with him over the years. During the transition from steam engines to diesel locomotives, Dwight was laid off from the CPR allowing him to have further experiences in the working environment. He worked with his Uncles Johnny Johnson and Ernest (Tuff) Montgomery on their farms, transported cargo from BC with Keith Williamson, worked for Felix Alex on his farm where he shoveled many bushels of grain with his friend Dennis Brugger. He worked with Charlie Delmage doing delivery work. He had many other jobs to fill in the days until his return to the CPR. He officially retired on February 2, 1990. Not having told his family his plans, on February 2, 1990 he telephoned his wife from Bredenbury, SK, giving her the news that this was his last trip and that his brother Monty Johnson and Dave Pollon were coming with him. Bless the Manitoba Telephone System! Word flew like the wind and by the time his trains headlight came around the corner a great many friends and family were waiting outside the station in a howling wind, blowing snow and 40 degrees to welcome him home. He officially retired April 4, 1990. Dwight was an avid reader and historian. You could find him reading history books anytime and on occasion would challenge tour guides on their knowledge of persons and events. He had a passion for collecting many things and loved to go mining with family and friends. He also loved to hunt ducks, and when time allowed, he trapped many a muskrat. Hours of enjoyment were spent by Dwight and friends in his great old shop, Dwights Dog House. A retreat for many, a wonderful place to expound on both serious and amusing topics and a few liquid refreshments served with crackers and cheese. Dwight also loved to travel and he especially loved Jamaica and England. He had the opportunity to visit both countries several times. He saw many of the United States and all the Provinces of Canada with the exception of Newfoundland. Dwight was predeceased by his father Charles Johnson (February 6, 1992), his mother Rose Johnson (February 19, 2006), his brother Ian Johnson (January 25, 2006), his father-in-law Fred Crook (December 6, 1989) and mother-in-law Annie May Crook (October 11, 1992) his brother and sister in law James and Dorothy Crook in 2010. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Joyce, three daughters, Diane and her children Hannah and Aidan Snider the only grandchildren, Lois (Kevin Harrison), and Cheryl. His brother, Monty Johnson (Leona); sisters-in-law, Grace Gwyer (Dean) and Betty Lou McKee (Ken), many nieces, nephews, cousins and his Aunt Bertha (Bun) Rudy (nee Montgomery), Aunt Margaret (Cecil) Montgomery and Uncles Donald (Irene) Montgomery and Robert Montgomery. Dwight and his family would like to extend their deepest thanks and appreciation to all of his friends and relatives who have stood with him during his last few months. Since he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior his greatest wish is that Gods grace and peace be extended to you all. The thanksgiving service for Dwights life was held at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Minnedosa, with Pastor Murray Carter officiating. A Eulogy was prepared and given by son in law Kevin Harrison. Pallbearers were: Robert Collen, Murray Hall, Calvin Cooke, Bryon Pollon, David Alexander and Michael Gwyer. Dwight was laid to rest in the family plot at Smoland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and if you wish, Dwight would like you to make a donation to the Save Our Station Fund, The Salvation Army, the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
He was much loved by many and he will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace.
WESLEY: Disney Dick Wesley, beloved husband of Alice, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the age of 90 years. A Celebration of Dicks Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will follow at the Carroll Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Dick may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McDOUGALD: Winnifred (Moores) McDougald, born March 15, 1913 in Gainsborough, Saskatchewan, died peacefully @ Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on March 29, 2012.into her 99th year. Immediate family surviving Winnifred are her only daughter Margaret Benoit (Gerry) of Winnipeg; daughter-in-law, Sharon McDougald of Boissevain; eldest grandson Robert Reid McDougald (Chandra) of Air Ronge, Saskatchewan; grandson Scott Antonation (Pamela Gauvin) of Montreal, Quebec & only grand-daughter, Jennifer VanCauwenberghe (Kelly) of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, plus three great-grandchildren: Cameron McDougald; Ella & Megan Antonation. Cremation has taken place & a private family inurnment, alongside Dad, has already taken place in Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon, Manitoba. Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu of floral tributes, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Winnifred. Full obituary can be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com
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KRUK: Wilma Eleanor, 81 years, beloved wife of William Kruk, mother of Shirley, Bill, Jean and John, died in the Souris Health Centre on Monday, April 2, 2012. Prayer service will be held at St. Marys Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Marys Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Wilma, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre, c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
CLEGG: On March 15th, 2012, God quietly took Roland Rollie Emerson Clegg, at the age of 100, to be with him, and to join his beloved wife Gladys. He will be greatly missed by his: daughter Faye (George) Brown; son Jim (Norma) Clegg; grandchildren: Leanne (Craig) Peel, Jana (Terry) Joseph, Brenda (Greg) Sturko, Belinda (Cliff) CarterSquire, and Brad Clegg; great-grandchildren: Lyndsi and Colin Peel, Teagan, Brady and Taryn Joseph, Aisha and James Sturko, Loretta and Gino CarterSquire, Conor and Larissa Clegg. Rollie had a full and rewarding life. He spent 73 happy years married to a wonderful woman whom he loved with all his heart, until her passing on November 22nd, 2009. Rollie and Gladys were married in Binscarth and eventually moved to the farm in Arrow River where they resided for 57 years. During this time they not only raised their family and continued to farm, Rollie also started up his own business R.E. Clegg & Son Welding. He worked alongside his son Jim for many years and the business thrived. In later years Rollie discovered a passion for collecting and restoring antique horse drawn equipment, which resulted in the Clegg Museum coming to be. The Museum brought him much pride and pleasure, and provided a lot of social activity both away and at home for both he and Gladys. His love of history turned a hobby into a remarkable contribution that will eventually be available for all to enjoy at the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum in Shoal Lake/Strathclair. Rollie and Gladys spent their last years together living at the Lilac Residence in Hamiota where Rollie continued to live on his own until he turned 100 years of age. He reached this milestone, as he claimed he would, and enjoyed a 100th Birthday Celebration with all his family and many friends, just weeks before being admitted into the Hamiota Hospital. Rollie will always be remembered as a hardworking, honourable and generous man, who loved and provided for his family, and who lovingly cared for his wife right until their last moment together. As much as he will be sadly missed by all his loved ones, it brings great comfort knowing he is back where he longed to be with his wife Gladys by his side. A service to celebrate the lives of Rollie & Gladys was held at the Campbell Funeral Chapel in Hamiota on March 24th, 2012. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to all those who helped throughout this difficult time: the many visitors who stopped by to check in on Rollie during his time in the hospital; the doctors, nurses, and support staff at the Hamiota Health Center for the excellent care they provided; Dwayne and staff at Campbells Funeral Home; members of the Cornerstone Family Worship Center and all others who contributed to the hospitality following the funeral; and Pastor Orland for the meaningful service that honoured and celebrated the lives of this very special couple who touched so many of our hearts. Rollie & Gladys will be forever missed and never forgotten.
WOOD: Audrey Margaret Wood (nee: Barker). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on March 27, 2012 at Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her family by her side. Remaining to forever cherish Moms memory are her daughters: Maureen (Charlie) Strawn, Donna (Wayne) Dixon, and sons Bryan (Anne), Allan (Rhonda), and Trevor. Grandchildren: Angie (Steve) & Joelle (Derrick), Ashley & Lindsey, Lori & Brent (Becky). Great-grandchildren: Chas & Lukas, Garrett & Emma, Hannah & Lucas. Sister: Mavis (Arthur) & family from England and the Woods family. Mom was predeceased by her parents Gladys & Henry Barker and her husband Harvey Wood. Mom was born in Yorkshire, England on June 29, 1924. Mom and Dad were married in Yorkshire, England on August 11, 1945 and she immigrated to Canada as a War Bride in 1946. Mom and Dad lived on a farm near Minto, Manitoba until Dad was diagnosed with MS in 1964 the family then moved to Souris. She was a very skilled seamstress, creating beautiful wedding gowns for her daughters and many others. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg and the Souris Personal Care Home who was very compassionate and caring of our dear Mom. Love, gratitude and thanks to all of you. A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery Souris, Manitoba with Reverend Mark Murray officiating followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Souris Legion Club Room. To honor Moms memory, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0S8 or the Souris Personal Care Home c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, MB, ROK 2C0.Grandma Woo we will love you forever and ever .
SHARP: Stan W. Sharp, age 89, beloved husband of Irene Sharp, died on March 31, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012, Belmont United Church Belmont, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Tri Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 5000, Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd.
TROPIN: Rozalia Rose Tropin, beloved wife of the late Alexander Tropin, dear mother of son John (Sharon) Tropin and grandmother to Adam, Philip (Lea) and Ann (Tyler), passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. James Ahaneku as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3H1. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SAMBROOK: Howard E. Sambrook, age 83, died on March 30, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Public Graveside Service Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Medora Cemetery, Medora, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Howard may be made to the Medora Cemetery Fund, or to a charity of own choice. Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home Ltd.
LEECH: Eva Patricia Leech (née Kitching). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat Leech, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Pat died peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on March 30, 2012. Pat was born in Winnipeg on March 16, 1930 to Robert and Eva Kitching. She was raised in Winnipeg, graduating from St. Marys Academy. As a youth, Pat worked at her parents restaurant on Portage Avenue. It was on a summer holiday at Clear Lake where Pat met her future husband Bud. Their mutual love of roller skating brought them together and they skated as a pair in many exhibitions with the Winnipeg Roller Skating Club. After graduation from High School, Pat worked at the Royal Bank, where eventually both she and Bud worked for a time. Pat and Bud were married in Winnipeg on August 4, 1952. Pat then accompanied Bud to The Pas. She worked in the hardware store and became the society editor for the local paper. Pat and Bud moved to Brandon in 1958 with their two children, so Bud could work in the family printing business. Pat kept the books for the business for several years. Pat and Bud raised their children in Brandon. The family spent many happy memorable summers at Brandosa Beach, where Pat and Bud had great times with their many friends. After the children left home, Pat and Bud trailered around Manitoba before they returned to Clear Lake, where they eventually built their dream cabin. Summers were spent at the Lake entertaining their children and grandchildren. Winters were spent with family and friends skiing and also in warmer climates, particularly in Hawaii. After retiring, Pat and Bud wintered in Texas and made many new friends. It was here that Pat learned to clog and became a beautiful painter. Pat devoted much of her energy to the dog world. She became a well-known and liked instructor and competitor, making many lasting friendships. Over the years, Pat raised several beautiful well-trained dogs and a few cats. She shared her love of animals with others, by taking her dogs to seniors centres and schools. Pat also volunteered at the Humane Society, something she enjoyed until her death.Pat was predeceased by her mother, father, brother Lloyd Edward and sister-in-law Mildred Kitching. She will be sadly missed by her husband Bud, her son Rick (Bobby) Leech of Edmonton and their children Erin and Jeff, her daughter Terry (Keith) Atkinson of Brandon and their children Mlee (Scott) and Blair, her brother Bob Kitching of Calgary, her brother and sister-in-law Don and Donna Leech and many nieces and nephews. The family gives their special thanks to the staff of A3 at the Assiniboine Centre who took such good care of Pat in her final days. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel at 332-8th Street in Brandon on Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Pats name to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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POCHYNOK: Peter Paul Pochynok passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 31st at the age of 67 years. Visitation will take place Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street. Funeral Service will take place Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Westman Centennial Auditorium, 205 20th Street, with Rev. David Wilson officiating. A private family interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peter to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Diabetes Association, 727B 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
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BRYER: Evelyn Bryer of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away at the Russell District Health Centre on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 96 years of age. Evelyn is survived by her daughters: Gayle Glasman of Russell, Dawn (Ivan) Elliot of Glenboro, Terry (Glenn) Jackson of Inglis, eleven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox United Church, Binscarth with Rev. David Howell officiating. Interment will follow in the Binscarth Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Remembrances and condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba. (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
GOSNOLD: Eddie Arthur of Erickson, Manitoba, beloved husband of the late Mildred Jean, passed away peacefully at the Erickson District Health Centre on April 1, 2012 at the age of 91 years. A private family graveside service will be held at Minnewawa Cemetery on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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