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HURST: Geraldine "Gerry". The death of Geraldine Hurst occurred at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg on April 11, 2010 at the age of 75 years. Gerry was born April 27, 1934 in Brandon and lived in Brandon until recently moving to Winnipeg. She attended school at St. Michael's Academy. While in Brandon she worked for Sutherland Agencies before moving to Montreal for a few years while Keith was completing his degree in dentistry. Once she had children she became a full time homemaker and raised her children. Her children always came first. She volunteered with the Brandon General Hospital and was an active volunteer in the community with agencies such as Heart and Stroke Foundation and MS Society. She loved her summers at the cottage in Clear Lake as well as her winter vacations with Keith and friends in Mexico. She believed in living life now. She was one of the greatest cooks. Everyone raved about her cooking, and some of her recipes were used by restaurants and she enjoyed having dinner parties. She had a great group of friends and she loved golfing, curling and playing bridge and cards around the table in Clear Lake. She especially enjoyed trips to the market gardens for fresh vegetables. Family meant everything to Gerry, she would do anything for her kids and she was very close to her sisters. They would get together daily and after Keith passed away her kids, sisters and friends were kept close to her heart. She was a spiritual person and was always a part of St. George's Church in Brandon. In the past few years, despite many setbacks in her health, she always kept a smile and was able to bounce back so she could go for walks through the Brandon Hills and along the riverbank trails. She walked every day. She was a one of a kind, selfless and caring individual. She was deeply loved by all and will be missed and never forgotten. She will live in our hearts forever. Gerry is survived by son Cam and daughter Barb, Gerry's sister Carol Barton of Medicine Hat, Nieces and nephews and their children. She is predeceased by her parents Harry and Agnes Hodgson, sisters Joyce Tait and Joanne Lacey, husband Keith Hurst and her daughter Patricia. We wish to acknowledge and thank Laverne Kasiurak, Colleen Seymour and Nancy Lacey for all their thoughtfulness and help they gave to mom over the years. The Funeral Service will be held at St George's Anglican Church, 1011 5th Street, on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. A private interment will take place prior to the Funeral Service at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in Gerry's memory may be made to St George's Anglican Church, 1011 - 5th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1C7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FAFARD: It is with deep sadness and heart ache that we announce the death of Philippe Fafard, husband, dad, pépère, great-grandpépère, brother, uncle, friend and employer at the tender age of sixty-nine. Phil passed away on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at his home in St.Lazare, Manitoba surrounded by the family that he loved and who love him. Dad, Pépère succumbed to cancer after having fought courageously against a disease he knew he could not overcome. He fought the fight for almost six months and he refused to go quietly into the dark night. He was a fighter from the first day of diagnosis to the very end, he worked as hard as he could to maintain his dignity and to nurture his relationships. He never once asked for a miracle, he simply prayed for the strength and the courage to deal with what he was facing as well as some quality time to enjoy his family and friends. Phil was born in Ste.Marthe, Saskachewan on December 9th, 1940 to Léo and Julienne Fafard. He was fifth of 13 children, a large, loving and supportive family. He was educated in both Ste.Marthe and St.Lazare, Manitoba. On May 21st, 1963 he married the love of his life, Eugénie Whizoone Chartier in St.Lazare, Manitoba. They started their life together in Regina, Saskachewan where Phil worked for the RCMP as well as SGI insurance while Whiz raised their first three children. They moved back to St.Lazare in the fall of 1968 and lived there ever since. Their family grew by three more children and he was so very proud of each of his six kids as well as the fact that he was raising his family close to home surrounded by grand-parents, aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. After a couple different positions in St.Lazare, Phil started his career with PCS Rocanville Division as a Purchasing Agent. He stayed with the company for thirty years and was proud of the work he had done and of the relationships he had developed with people far and wide. In 2000, at the age of 60, Phil retired and turned to some of his many other interests such as golf, community, small motors repair and carpentry. He even attended Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba where he improved his motors repair and woodworking skills. Always wanting to be challenged, he also began to develop his business skills when he became the proud owner of Place Fafard, the liquor and giftware store of St.Lazare. As an active member of the community he worked tirelessly on its improvement and its historical/economic development. Some of the positions he held were Deputy Mayor of St.Lazare, President of the local CDC (corporations de développement communautaire) and active member of CDEM (conseil de développement économiques des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba) . Projects that were dear to his heart were the opening of the Fort Ellice Interpretive Center, the Ptite Fourche park, the Fort Ellice site, the newly built baseball diamonds and the St.Lazare Church centennial, its history book and the new tabernacle in the summer of 2009. Phil was a very special man. He was a man of passion, passion for God, for people and for life. His faith, family and friends were important to him throughout his life and especially during his final six months. He was very proud of his wife, his children, their spouses and his 18 grand children and 1 great-grandchild. Cancer may have been stronger than you Dad but the legacy you have left is one we are very proud of. Phil leaves to mourn and celebrate his life, his wife of almost 47 years, Eugénie (Chartier) of St.Lazare, his eldest daughter Giselle Beaupré (Mark) of Killarney, his eldest son Phil II (Cathy) of Dauphin, Manitoba, his son Perry (Rhonda) of Kelowna, B.C., his daughter Zeta Mowbray (Daemon) of St.Lazare, his daughter Eve Shakotko (Jason) of Brandon and his youngest daughter Gabrielle Ferguson (Rob) of Winnipeg, 18 wonderful grandchildren, Genevieve Fafard (Jaret), Colin, Daniel Beaupré, Philip III, Cateline, Luke, Aimée Fafard, Taylor Fafard, Veronique, Benoît, Xavier, Raphaël Mowbray, Emmanuelle, Anique, Sébastien Shakotko, Zachary, Madelaine and Bella Ferguson, and his first great-grandchild, Colette Fafard-Lamb. He is also survived by his brothers Guy (Marie), Claude (Elaine), Joe (Alice) and Jacques (Odette), his sisters Lucille Tremblay (Billy), Marianne Tremblay, Colombe Chartier (Jean -Marc), Bernadette Tilley (Terry), Denise Calin (Percy) and Raelynn Amarillo (Herman) as well as many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Philippe was predeceased by his Papa, Léo Fafard, his Maman, Julienne (Cantin) Fafard, his brother Bernard, his sister Colleen, his father in law, Reg Chartier, his mother in law, Jeanne (Huberdeau) Chartier and his brother in law, Bobby Tremblay. Prayers were held for Philippe at the St.Lazare Catholic Church on Sunday, April 11th, 2010 led by his good friend Deacon Conrad Plante. On Monday, April 12th, Labbé Michel Nault officiated a very lovely and meaningful funeral mass which was followed by Phils burial at the St.Lazare Cemetary. Pallbearers were Genevieve Fafard, Colin Beaupré, Daniel Beaupré, Philip Fafard, Cateline Fafard, Luke Fafard, Aimée Fafard, Veronique Mowbray and Benoit Mowbray. Funeral arrangements were taken care of by Braendle-Bruce Funeral Services in Russell. Memorial Donations can be made to the Russell and Area Palliative Care or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Phils family would like to extend very heart felt thanks to so many people who were part of his courageous journey this past six months: Dr. Petierse, Dr. Belgassum, Dr. Amalchy and ALL OF THE ANGELS at the Russell Health Center, you people have the gifts of compassion and kindness. The care dad received while in your facility was second to none and we are so very appreciative. Thanks to Dr. Harding and his very capable staff at Cancer Care in Winnipeg. Also, thank you Father Michel, Deacon Conrad, Father Leo and to each and every one of you who visited dad once or several times. These visits and conversations were dads lifeline and each one meant so much to him and to his family. Our home care helpers, Linda, Marianne, Bev and Sandra, thanks very much for coming into our home and assisting and supporting us as you did. Finally to the communities of St.Lazare, Birtle, Binscarth, Russell, Foxwarren, Ste.Marthe and Rocanville, to family, friends, neighbors and community members, your prayers, good wishes, food, flowers and support have been touching, overwhelming and have meant so so much! Merci beaucoup du fond de nos coeurs!Bye Dad, from all of us down here, to you (and your beloved family members) up there: We miss you, thanks for everything, your passion for God, for people and for life but especially for the unconditional love you shared with us!
DONALD: John Lyonel Donald born January 29, 1936 and passed away May 4, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Our unique and wonderful husband and father has left this earth for a better place. John is survived by his loving wife Nadean; daughters Bonnie (Ron) Boychuk of Chelsea, Quebec; Heather (Doug) Gullickson of Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan; son Matthew (Sandra) Donald of Brandon. He also leaves four cherished grandchildren: Keenan and Tanner Gullickson and Danielle and Derek Donald. Brothers: Ivan (Sandra) Donald of Winnipeg, MB, Robert (Marlyn) Donald of Reston, Manitoba. In-Laws; J.D. (Marilyn) MacKay of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, Hilda Donald of Virden, Manitoba, Tom Cook of Prince Rupert, B.C. A Memorial Service celebrating John's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8 - 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
"My Beloved John,You will always be with us
BULL: Dorothy Mary Louise "MaryLou", age 69 years, of Rapid City, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. MaryLou leaves to mourn her beloved husband Ken "Jim", and three children; Rob (Val) of Killarney, Laurel (Charlie) Clark of Brandon, and Lorna (Brian)Kacsmar of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. The Ceremony to Celebrate MaryLou's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330- 18th Street North on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Elwood Fawcett will officiate. In memory of MaryLou, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for CancerCare Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BOLES: Foster Allen Boles, 1934 2009. Foster passed away December 28, 2009, in hospice at Surrey, B.C. after a long battle with cancer. He is mourned and lovingly remembered by sons and daughters-in-law Vaughan and Kathy of Brandon and Todd and Kristal of Surrey, grandchildren Allen, Kimberley and Adam of Brandon, brother-in-law Garry Miller (Colleen) of Brandon, sisters-in law Darlene Hadland (Gary) of Brandon and Shaunene Bishop (John) of Black Diamond, Alberta, niece Eryn Ancelet (Matt) of Crossfield, Alberta and countless other family and friends. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 19th at Brandon Cemetery. Reception to follow at Central United Church, 327 8th Street in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
ADDISON: James Keith of Brandon passed away peacefully in the Assiniboine Centre on April 26, 2010 with his loving wife Kay at his side. He will be sadly missed by his children; Mark (Kellie) of Brandon, Shaun (Sara Idnurm) of Calgary and Susan (Joe) Wright of Rapid City and his five grandchildren: Tyler, Haillee, Jayden, Katie and Jessica. He also leaves his sisters; Betty (Elmer) Mott and Doreen Dickson and father-in-law Harold Manns all of Carberry. Keith was born on May 1, 1939 in Carberry, the youngest of eight children of James and Maggie Addison. He attended Pleasant Point and Carberry schools. At the age of 17 and weighing 97 lbs., he started to work for Quinn Construction. In 1962, Keith took a Refrigeration Technology course at Red River Community College and started working for Prairie Refrigeration the following year. In 1960 Keith went to a Carberry bonspiel with his friend Ron - just to check out Ron's cousins - the rest is history as there he met Kay. Keith and Kay were married in August 1965 and would have celebrated 45 years of marriage this summer. In 1970, Kay and Keith started Kay's Stretch Sewing Center, a fabric and sewing store which they owned for about 10 years. In 1988, Keith took over Prairie Refrigeration until his retirement in 2005. Keith really enjoyed this vocation that lasted nearly 40 years. He loved the friendships he formed with his customers over the years. Throughout the years, Keith enjoyed attending dances, Wheat King games, camping, going on holidays and his beloved miniature horses. His grandchildren were very special to him - his pride and joy. He enjoyed their sports events and teaching them how to show and drive his little horses. Kay and Keith moved to their acreage in 1983, where he took pride in his garden and yard and especially the new foals each year. He looked forward to the many BBQ's they hosted each year. Keith was predeceased by his parents James and Maggie Addison, brothers; Ken, Ron, and Chuck, sisters Lylia Carmichael, Thelma Mack and mother-in-law Matilda Manns. The Funeral service was held on Friday April 30 at St. George's Anglican Church with Rev. Jim Brown and Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Pallbearers were nephews; Gregory Lewis, Michael Lewis, Tom Addison, Don Dickson, Bill Dickson, and Mitchell Mott. Interment was held at Carberry Plains Cemetery with piper Brent Graham playing Amazing Grace. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Keith to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Care Facility, 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.
MacBETH: Mary Elizabeth (Betty) MacBeth, January 20, 1924 May 5, 2010. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Betty on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Health Sciences Centre. Betty will be missed by her only son, Jim (Pat), grandchildren Roberta and Patrick, sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephew and their families. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Don MacBeth, parents Jacob and Elizabeth Haarsma, brothers Buck and Benny Haarsma and sister Margaret Leftrick. The family gives their heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Nursing staff at GD4 of the Health Sciences Centre; their caring treatment of Mom these last few months is greatly appreciated. We also want to thank the many Home Care workers that assisted Mom in her home these last few years. Again your assistance was greatly appreciated. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111.
RICHARDSON: Mr. William Bill Charles Richardson of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Isabel Richardson, passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown of St. Georges Anglican Church officiating. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DONALD: The death of John Lyonel Donald of Brandon, beloved and treasured by Nadean and dear father of Bonnie, Heather and Matthew occurred Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in the city. The Ceremony to Celebrate John's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Complete obituary information to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PELOQUIN: Kathleen Ida Peloquin, beloved wife of the late Ralph Peloquin of Virden, Manitoba passed away at The Sherwood Home, Virden Saturday; May 1, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Funeral service will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Virden Saturday; May 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Deacon Wilfrid Barre officiating. Interment will be in Hargrave Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden Health Auxilliary Remembrance Fund in memory of Kay. Complete Obituary to follow. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BANKS: Betty, age 78 years, beloved wife of Roy Banks, died in the Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Funeral service will be held from Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment of ashes will be held in England, at a later date. In memory of Betty, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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WILLIAMS: Leola Luella Williams (nee Studer) of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of the late Ivan Alfred Williams and mother of Keith, Joyce, Valerie, Debra and Terry passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Saturday; May 1, 2010 at the age or 87 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Thursday; May 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society or WestMan Nursing Home Remembrance Fund in memory of Leolla. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WAREHAM: Albert Edward Wareham. Ab was born on November 14, 1921 in Basswood district and passed away peacefully at the family farm in Newdale with his family by his side on May 1, 2010. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Dot, their six children Terry, Randy, Bruce, Jamie, Tracey and Brett, their wives and husband, seventeen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, his sisters Freda and Nellie, also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families A service to celebrate Abs life will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Newdale United Church, Newdale, Manitoba with Rev. Tim Crouch officiating. A private family interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Newdale North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R 7A 0P6 or to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence to the family can be sent at campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, MB is in care of the arrangements.
A light is from our household goneA voice we loved is stilledA place is vacant in our homeWhich never can be filled.
WADDELL : Lillian June Waddell passed away on May 2, 2010 at the age of 75 years. She was predeceased by her husband, William Frazer Waddell in 2005. Lillian leaves behind four sisters and one brother. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Darlene (Wayne) Ewachewski of Shoal Lake, Manitoba and Ruth Waddell and family of Wetaskiwin. Mom was a full time mother and even though she worked along side Dad farming, there was always homemade baking waiting for us after school. Lil will always be remembered for her baking. Her homemade chicken soup, apple pies and her awesome potato salad could never be replaced. She loved to bake and share with family and friends. Knitting was a favourite past-time for mom. We all had slippers and lots of mittens. She even made our dresses for going to church. Her three grandchildren, Jeanette, Kristin and Calvin will miss her dearly but have a legacy of wonderful memories. Jeanettes memory of her grandma was taking her to the Don Williams concert and they were both singing along. Kristins memory will always be June 13. Grandma and her always celebrated their birthdays together on that day. Calvins memory is going to church and always getting a big hug from grandma and, of course, baking cookies with her. We were all very proud of Moms courageous battle against breast cancer. She never gave up and faced each day with a smile. In her life, she gave spirit and direction. In her illness, she taught us courage and hope; the value of life and living in the moment. Music of any variety filled her apartment daily. The friends she made will always remember laughter and a helping hand. Every Sunday she enjoyed the fellowship of the Calvary Temple Baptist Church. She was truly blessed with their friendship and support. Were going to miss Mom (Grandma) but we know she is now with Dad and is very happy to be re-united with him. We know they are both watching over us. Memorial service will be held at Baker Funeral Chapel, 5302-50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Wayne Jorstad officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Calvary Baptist Church, 4910 Northmount Drive, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, T9A 3R2. Baker Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin 780-352-2501 or (888) 752-2501. A Wombold Family Funeral Home
LEVERINGTON Gullett): It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of our wife, mother and grandmother, Eileen on December 27, 2009 at the age of 73. Eileen (Maw as her grandkids called her) was born on the family farm in Hilton, Manitoba, on July 15, 1936. She was raised on the farm with her parents Helen and Garner Gullett and three siblings, May, Garth and Norma. She attended grade school in Ninette. She moved to Brandon at the age of 15 where she worked for the Brandon Wheat City Roofing company. At the age of 16, Eileen started working at the Codville Company and it was there that she met her true love, William Leverington. Bill and Eileen were married August 28, 1954 in Brandon. Ten years later they purchased the Lucky Dollar store in Melita and ventured to the town they call home on May 19, 1964. They owned and operated the store until November 8, 1977. Papa and Maw worked side by side for 55 years. They ran a catering business for approximately 20 years. Maw was a fabulous cook/baker and many folks in the area enjoyed her creations over the years. There was not an event to large or too small for Eileen. She was well known for the number of different salads she would create. Maw had many talents and it would seem that no matter what she touched the outcome was second to none. She attended many auction sales over the years for a deal to bring home to restore. For years she spent hours refinishing antique furniture. When the refinishing became to difficult, Maw changed passions to sewing, quilting, embroidering. For the last several years she spend hundreds of hours sewing the most beautiful quilts (baby, twin, queen and king sizes). Many were given away to friends and family as well as donated to organizations as fund raisers. Her children and grandchildren benefitted the most from this talent and have many items to remember her by. Eileen was a community lady and when asked to help, she was always willing to pitch in and do what she could. Volunteerism was a natural thing for Eileen: she coordinated the swimming lessons in Melita for 20 years; was the draw master for the Ladies Curling club for 9 years; sewed ball uniforms for the minor ball teams in both Melita and Pierson many years ago; spent hours at the arena keeping score at the minor hockey games and would coordinate the many billets required when a tournament was held in town; Eileen was a Kinette for 11 years and the part of the K-40 group for many years continuing to help with Annual supper until 2008. Maw enjoyed watching curling and baseball on TV. Another passion Maw had was for her flowers. Her specialty was the begonias in the front of her home. Maw was a very special lady and will be dearly missed by her husband of 55 years, Bill, children; Garlen Maxwell (Danny), Keith Leverington (Lori), Janet Cheveldayoff (Kevin), grandchildren: Logan, Jared and Tori Maxwell; Carly and Kristen Leverington; Chase and Alexi Cheveldayoff; brother: Jack Gullett; sister: May Dawley (Garth); brother-in-law Vern Vestby (Marlene); sisters-in-law Donna Wright (Dave) and Lynne Leverington; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Melita Cemetery, Melita, Manitoba. Reverend Barb Alston will officiate. Donations may be given to the Melita Palliative Care Box 459 Melita, Manitoba, ROM ILO. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.
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