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O’TOOLE- Kyle James, 18 years, beloved son of Carolyn O’Toole and Brian O’Toole, brother of Micheal, Alisha and Jessica, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Funeral service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Community Hall, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A time of viewing for family and friends will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home on Thursday, July 28 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Private interment at a later date. In memory of Kyle, donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
PARKINSON: Beth, 92 years, beloved wife of the late Joe Parkinson ant he late Baden Hathaway, mother of Neil and Flora, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Friday, July 22, 2011. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment for family and friends will be held at the Deloraine – Winchester Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In memory of Beth, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
SITKO: Gertrude (Gertie). It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved wife. Gertrude passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on the 17th of July, 2011. Gertrude was born February 11, 1943 on the family farm at Newdale, Manitoba. Gertrude was the second daughter to Jack and Jean Dunn. Gertrude received her education at the Newdale Public School and senior years at Strathclair Public School. It was at this time when she enjoyed playing fastball with the Newdale team traveling to fastball league games and fastball tournaments. After she completed her schooling Gertrude worked for the Royal Bank in Newdale. On the 27th of October 1961 Gertrude married Gordon Sitko. Gordon was with the military. Gertrude and Gordon made homes in Rivers, Flin Flon, Winnipeg, West Germany and Calgary. On retirement Gordon and Gertrude made their home in Sprucewoods for 20 year and then moved to Brandon. While in Germany holiday time was spent traveling to places such as Italy, Spain, France, Holland, England and Scotland. Gertrude is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Gordon Sitko, sister Margaret (Gordon Froese) of McCreary, sisters-in-law Jean Matheson and Bernice (Stan Fediuk), both of B.C., Alda Sitko and Marie Sitko, both of Brandon, brother-in-law Patrick (Sandy) Sitko of B.C. as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Gertrude was predeceased by her mother and father Jean and Jack Dunn, nephews Mel Sitko and Allan Alexiuk, sister-in-law Leona Sitko, brothers-in-law Jack Sitko, Frank Sitko and Ed Sitko, father and mother-in-law John and Mary Sitko. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th St. North on Saturday, July 23, 2011 with Pastor Michael Sitko officiating. A private intermentwill take place in the Strathclair Cemetery at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Gertrude to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B-727 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
NIXON: Eva Helen Nixon of Margaret, Manitoba, died at the Assiniboine Centre in her 90th year on July 25, 2011. beloved wife of Howard, mom to Gordon and Jean. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 28, 2011 at the Minto United Church Minto, Manitoba, at 2:00 p.m. Interment at the Margaret Cemetery. Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes or the Cancer Society.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd.
O’TOOLE:Kyle James, 18 years, beloved son of Carolyn O’Toole and Brian O’Toole, brother of Micheal, Alisha and Jessica, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Funeral service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Community Hall, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at a later date. In memory of Kyle, donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
PACKETT: Daisy Packett, nee Taylor, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the age of 98 years, 4 months, at Valleyview Care Centre, with her family at her side. Daisy, a lifelong resident of Brandon, grew up in the east end with 3 brothers, Bill, John, Roy and 2 sisters, Dorothy Farthing and ElsieTaylor. She learned shorthand and typing but worked in the kitchen of the Brandon Mental Health Centre until she married Albert Victor Packett in July, 1940 and welcomed daughter, Arlene in May, 1941. They moved to Franklin Street in 1942 where they welcomed another daughter Karen in July, 1944. Daisy lived in her home until August 2007 when she moved to Parkview Seniors Apartments and then to Valleyview in December 2009. Her life revolved around her family and her church. She loved baking for her extended family and was always sending care packages that included the best butter tarts. She also had a garden all her life although in later years the rows became farther and farther apart. She was predeceased by her parents, her siblings, husband Albert in April, 1980 and her daughter Arlene in Nov, 2002. She is survived by her daughter Karen Sherman and her family, husband Ray, son Richard, wife Erin and daughter Cassidy Rae, son Adrian and wife Laura, sonGreg, wife Rose and son Martin, all of Edmonton, her son-in-law, Robert Fenn, wife Betty of Stoughton, Saskatchewan, and his family, son Robin (Richmond, B.C.) and wife Catherine, sons Samuel, Jonathon and daughter, Anna, Darwin (Stoughton, Saskatchewan) and wife Shannon, sons Jonas and Nathanial, Dennice Rouse (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) and husband John, sons Dustin and Codie, Brenda Fleming (Brandon, Manitoba) and husband Ron, daughter Jesse and son Luke as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including Kathy Crocker, Dorothy Johnson (Barry), Bob Taylor (Connie) and Gerry Taylor (Rita). She will always be remembered by special friends Marsha and Aubrey Hardinge and Ann Reid as well as all her church friends at Calvary Temple of which she was a foundingmember. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gary Jennings of CalvaryTemple officiating. Reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North. Friends who desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Daisy to the Calvary Temple Benevolent Fund, c/o Calvary Temple, 620 - 34th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2R5, or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PARKINSON- Beth, 92 years, beloved wife of the late Joe Parkinson ant he late Baden Hathaway, mother of Neil and Flora, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Friday, July 22, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending. In memory of Beth, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
SNELL: Theodore "Ted" S. Snell of Killarney, age 91, beloved husband of Verna, dad to Clarke, Robert & Colleen, died on July 25, 2011 at the Trilake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Killarney, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Interment Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Ted may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of own choice.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd.
MURRAY: Mrs. Elaine Murray of Brandon, formerly of Lyleton, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Elaine is survived by her husband Jim of Brandon; three sons: Neil (Cindy) of Virden, Manitoba, Ivan (Myrt) of Burlington, Ontario, Fred (Dawn) of Edmonton, Alberta; one daughter: Gwen (Don) Lawrence of Edmonton, Alberta; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; sister- in-law Pearl (Ralph) Skien of White Rock, B.C.; many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Clayton and Myrtle (Archibald) Bird; two brothers: Doug and Prescott; two sisters: Gladys Spencer and Aura Wilson; nephew Glen Bird. The funeral service will be held from the Lyleton United Church, Lyleton, Manitoba on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church (Brandon, Manitoba) officiating. Interment to follow at the Lyleton Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Lyleton United Church, General Delivery, Lyleton, Manitoba, R0M 1G0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron, Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
WHITE: Rita Marie Ange Jeanne White (nee Hayden) peacefully, on June 4th, 2011, with her family by her side, passed away at the Hamiota Hospital, just four days short of her 78th birthday. She was predeceased by her parents, Felix and Anna, and her sister, Sarah Carpenter. Rita is survived by her loving husband of 49 years Robert White, and their four daughters: Alberta (Jim) Drummond of Red Deer, Alberta; Michelle (Kevin) Brown of Clear Lake, Manitoba; Nicole (Marty) Madsen of Hamiota, Manitoba and Rachael (Gerard) Simard of La Broquerie, Manitoba. Left with many cherished memories are Rita’s pride and joy, her grandchildren, Tyler Drummond, Tanea and Keanne Brown, Taylor and Shailyn Madsen and Gabrielle, Dominique, Gaetan and Chloe Simard. Rita was the eldest of three children born to Felix and Anna (nee Tourond) Hayden. After her Mother’s death when Rita was only five years old, Rita was schooled at the Presentation of Mary Catholic Convent in St.Lazare, Manitoba, alongside her younger sister and brother. Rita left the convent in her mid-teens and found employment at various jobs and eventually discovered her calling as a cook and caregiver. Many of her jobs included working at the Fort Garry Hotel, Rivers Military Base, Virden Gulf Restaurant, Virden West-Man Nursing Home, and providing nanny services. As she opened her home to many families and friends, her homemade perogies, Christmas cake, cabbage rolls, cinnamon buns and dainty trays became favorites for us all. Rita enjoyed camping with her family, berry picking and preserving the harvest from her husband’s garden. She also loved to travel and did so by visiting many places including: Alberta, New Brunswick, New York, Florida, North Dakota and Europe. Nine years ago, Rita was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and true to form, outlived her prognosis and all of her doctor’s expectations. An instrumental part of Rita’s life was the valuable time spent with her grandchildren, especially while she was ill. Rita cared and nurtured them as if they were her own and she found ways to spoil each and every one of them. She knew of that very special way that would make each of them feel like she loved them best and that they were her favorite. Rita’s husband, daughters, sons-in- law and grandchildren feel very blessed that she was, and always will be, an integral part of their lives. She will live on in their cooking, parenting and her love for a good sale. We will miss her immensely, and already do. Rita’s family would like to extend our appreciation to all of the doctors who cared for her over the years. A heartfelt thank you goes out the medical staff at the Hamiota Hospital. Their kindness and compassionate care for our mother over the past two years has touched our hearts deeply. A private family funeral service was held on June 8th, 2011 at Campbell’s Funeral Home & Chapel in Hamiota, Manitoba followed by a Community Reception at the Kenton Community Hall in Kenton, Manitoba. A private family interment took place at the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Rita, can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 940 Princess Ave, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to the Hamiota Health Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Campbell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”
TSCHUSCHBA: Paul Tschuschba passed away June 30, 2011. Paul was born on February 3, 1994 in Tokmak, Kyrgyzstan. His life brought him to two different countries. His family moved on December 25, 1996 to Rheine, Germany. He attended Ludgerus Grundschule (elementary school) during 2000 to 2004. Paul enjoyed playing soccer and wouldn't allow his injuries to stop him from being the best soccer player. In 2005, Paul enrolled in Guregio Gesamtschule (high school) as a smiling and personable student. His love for animals and nature was shown on Christmas when his wish was for a bunny. His dad explained that when the bunny grows, they can eat it. Paul objected saying "bunnies are here to be loved, not eaten". As Paul grew up he acquired the name "Golden Boy", due to his determined nature. Boxing became a favourite pastime, although he could never punch anyone because of his loving personality. In 2009, Paul and his family made a big step to move to Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. In 2010, Paul enrolled at Crocus Plains Regional School. Paul spent countless hours at the gym always trying to make his muscles even bigger. In 2010 Paul met Kayleigh Brugger. With his good looks (always concerned about his hair style) and charming personality he soon became Kayleigh's favourite boy. He would spend hours at the gym to look perfect for Kayleigh. Their love continues forever. He also enjoyed spending time fishing, camping, snowboarding and sharing a joke with family and friends. Paul dreamt of owning an Audi and having his own construction company. Paul's smiling face and positive attitude brought joy to everyonehe saw every day. He was never mad or depressed and genuinely wanted to help everyone around him. He would never refuse to help someone regardless of time or situation. He worked hard, and wished to visit Kyrgyzstan someday. He also enjoyed going to church. His infectious laugh and strong handshake while making eye contact made him memorable to everyone he met. He was an unforgettable son, brother and friend. The Tschuschba family would like to thank everyone for their help and support. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LeBARRON: Emma Mae Le Barron (nee Cheasley) passed away at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon on July 9, 2011. Emma was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 24, 1919, and along with her sister, grew up on the family farm north of Alexander. She attended the local country school of Assiniboine to Grade 8, and then attended BCI in Brandon and before completing her schooling in Oak Lake. Her first job was at Barry's Confections in Brandon. She then worked for a bank in Ottawa and held various jobs in Brandon in the hospitality industry. She married Orville LeBarron on December 26, 1941. Orville and Emma moved to Ottawa, before Orville went overseas for four and a half years. They then moved back to Brandon. Emma was involved with Seniors For Seniors and the CPR Pensioners. Emma loved her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and going for long walks with her walker. Emma is survived by her children: son Tom (Sue) of Comox, BC; son Dan (Janice) of Brandon; daughter Lesley (Howard) Hallett of Canoe, B.C.; son Bob (Patti) of Armstrong, B.C. and daughter Pat of Calgary. There are eleven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. She also leaves her sister, Harriet (Geordie) Romaniuk of Riverton, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews. Emma was predeceased by her husband Orville and his parents Samuel and Ella; her parents Thomas and Elizabeth Cheasley; a sister Lea and husband Darrall Sheridan and one brother-in-law Harry Romeniuk. In keeping with Emma's wishes a private family graveside service was held. The family wishes to convey a special thank you to the wonderful staff on the second floor at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Donations in memory of Emma may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McKELLAR: Lois Susan McKellar (née Hobday) of Winnipeg, formerly of Nesbitt, beloved mother of Malcolm and Barb and dear grandma to Pearce and Rayna, entered into eternal peace at Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg on Saturday, July 16, 2011 Lois was born and raised in Winnipeg, and was the eldest daughter of Reginald and Phyllis Hobday. Lois was very proud of her father, and tried to emulate his work ethic all through her life, this lead to her unique business sense. Her creative flair, love of painting and gardening came from her mother. During the 50s, Lois started working for the Province of Manitoba. She proofread the bills brought before the legislature. She eventually became the personal secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. This is how she eventually met her future husband, Earl McKellar who was the MLA for Souris-Lansdowne. Lois and Earl were married in November of 1960. Lois moved to the family farm at Nesbitt and became a farmer/politician’s wife. In 1964 they had their son, Malcolm. Lois loved gardening and planting trees, and she transformed the old farmyard into something of a park. She also renovated the house from a bachelor pad into a family home. Lois and Earl were together until his untimely death in 1976. Lois made the decision to stay on the farm in Nesbitt. With the help of Milt Budd, Donny Cory, Henry Cory, Lyall Cory, George Huitema and Malcolm she decided to run the family farm. In 1990, she moved back to Winnipeg and purchased a house in Lindenwoods to be closer to her mother, and her sister Eunice. She also enjoyed being closer to her cousins in and around Winnipeg. She was very proud when Malcolm and Barbara were married, and of her two grandchildren Pearce and Rayna. She loved taking them to the zoo in Winnipeg when they were younger. In the fall/winter of 2009, Lois was diagnosed with cancer and went through radiation treatments. In January of this year, Lois moved into Thorvaldson Intermediate Care Centre and spent six enjoyable months there. From there she was transferred to Riverview Health Centre, where she succumbed to her illness. Lois is survived by son, Malcolm, daughter-in-law Barbara, grandson Pearce and granddaughter Rayna. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Treva Gorrie and Irene McKellar; family friend Carl MacDonald; and special cousins Lenore and Hal Parker, Marion and Don McCarthy, Doris Tibbs, Wes Hull and Jim Hull. Lois was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Earl McKellar; parents Reginald and Phyllis Hobday; sisters Shirley Dawson and Eunice Hobday; brothers-in-law Bob Dawson, Duncan McKellar, Neil McKellar, Elwood Gorrie, Kenneth Gray and Jack Obleman; sisters-in-law Janet Gray and Gwen Obleman. The family would like to thank the staff at Thorvaldson for going above and beyond in regards to the care and support provided to our mother and grandmother. We would also like to thank the staff at Riverview Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, for the care and support provided to mom and ourselves. A service to honor Lois’s life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, Brandon on Thursday, July 21, 2011 with Mr. Stephen Parker officiating. Interment was held at Minnewawa Cemetery, Nesbitt, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lois may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room 0N1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E OV9; or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8; or the Riverview Health Centre Foundation, One Morley Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 2P4.
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HOCKLEY: Donovan Elliott Hockley passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, one week shy of his 99th birthday. Don was born in 1912 in North Brandon, Manitoba, the third child of Fred and Marian Hockley. He married Helen Wagner on August 12, 1942 and relished that marriage for 62 years until Helen passed away in 2005, on the same day as Dad passed but, exactly six years earlier. Don and Helen purchased their farm in North Brandon in 1945, and gradually increased their holdings and evolved the operation. Don founded Donovan Holsteins in 1958, a business that is now being carried on by the third generation of Hockleys (Neale), and remained active in the business of farming well into his 80s. He had many hobbies after semi-retirement, which included woodworking, restoration of antique cars, tinkering and traveling, while still farming part-time. Many of his wooden bowls made their way to friends and family, and wooden stools, rocking horses and doll cribs were crafted with love for his grandchildren. A 1929 Model A Ford was completely restored from a rusted shell to a fancy quarter-ton, complete with an oak floor in the converted truck box. Travel took Don and Helen on many memorable trips, which included points across Canada, Alaska, Florida several times, the Rose Bowl Parade in California, and to Hawaii, and Great Britain. The trips they looked most forward to were those to visit relatives in Ontario and visits to their sons’ families in Western Canada. After Helen passed away in 2005, Don spent winters in Chilliwack with son Dale and his family and at the age of 97 made a trip to Palm Springs, California with son Glenn. Don could often be seen in recent years traveling the area close to the farm in his golf cart visiting friends and family and keeping track of the progress of crops. He is survived by four loving sons; Wes (Mary); Garth (Elaine) and their children, Heather, Neale and Travis; Glenn (Linda) and their children, Tamara, Chad, Victoria, and Jaclyn of Calgary, Alberta; Dale (Tina) and their children, Robert and Mila of Chilliwack, British Columbia. There are nine great-grandchildren; Grady, Morgan, Cameron, Landon, Aiden, Madison, Corbin, Tanner and Benjamin. We wish to thank the Home Care Workers who looked after Dad in his home, the nursing staff in the Assiniboine Centre and, especially, Dr. du Plooy and Dr. Benade. The Funeral Ceremony and Celebration of Don’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place immediately after the funeral service at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Please join us at the Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, for lunch. We look forward to your company. If friends desire, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation,150 McTavish Avenue E., Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 (funds will be directed to the General Fund to be used for the purchase of much needed special equipment) or to a charity of choice.
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Rebeka Elizabeth Hamilton- Pattison November 8, 1996– July 13, 2011. With deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our beloved darling Rebeka Elizabeth, 14 years old, Wednesday, July 13th at St. Amant in Winnipeg. Rebeka departed this earth peacefully and happily on her own terms ending in a merciful way her courageous struggle with a lifelong illness. She will be sorely missed and cherished forever by her mother Gaylene Hamilton, father Andrew Pattison, big brother Seamus, grandparents Peggy Hamilton, Alan and Gillian Pattison, uncles and aunts Dawn, Lindsay, Blair, Rae Anne, Bruce, Karen, Jaime, Simon, Jill, Philip and Angela, as well as her adoring cousins Kyle, Lauren, Matthew, Gabriella, Liam, Laura, Aidan and Aaron. Other mourning family members include Darrell, Tyler, Braden, Hector, Carlos, Arlene and Richelle. Also grieving Rebeka’s passing are many caregivers, teachers and staff at St. Amant and Wolseley School who looked after Rebeka with deep love and compassion. Over the years Rebeka’s sweet gentle spirit and unique boundless energy touched the lives of other numerous family friends, colleagues and health care staff in Winnipeg and Brandon. Her exuberance, love of life and passion for school, sports and play are fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Rebeka is predeceased by her maternal grandfather Bruce Hamilton. The family would especially like to thank Dr. Stan Lipnowski and the doctors and staff at St. Amant, Children’s Hospital and the Rehabilitation Centre for Children for the excellent care given to Rebeka throughout her lifetime. A memorial service for family, caregivers and friends will be held Wednesday, July 27th at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Amant, 440 River Road, with Father Gilbert Gariepy officiating. A private interment service will take place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Rebeka’s memory to the St. Amant Foundation, to the Sanfilippo Children’s Research Foundation, or or The Wolseley School ASP Program, 1-204-783-3237.
Be at peace now, dear Rebeka, we will always love you and treasure your memory for evermore.
Condolences may be sent to www.desjardinsfuneralchapel.caDesjardins 204-233-4949. 1-888-233-4949.
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