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SHINSKE: Robert Pringle Shinske (September 5, 1928 - February 18, 2012). On a warm sunny afternoon, Robert Pringle Shinske went home to his Father after a hard-fought battle with B-Cell Lymphoma. He was born at home in Brandon to Mary and John (Jack) Shinske on September 5, 1928, the middle child of seven children. As a young man, Bob worked at Modern Dairies; then delivered bread by horse for McGavin’s Bakery before starting his own trucking business doing light deliveries. He went to work at the Brandon Correctional Institute from 1960 to 1991 as a Corrections Officer and retired after thirty-one years of continuous service. He was a dedicated employee who rarely missed a shift all the years at the jail. Bob had three passions aside from family time: baseball and golfing and bowling. From his early teens until he was nearly seventy years old, he pitched competitive and was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame on May 1, 2004. His proudest golf moment was at the age of eighty, when he made a hole-in-one. Bob also won several trophies for various bowling leagues. Bob loved swimming, hunting, fishing and driving in which he made numerous trips up “North” to Cranberry Portage for spring ice fishing. He looked forward to snowmobiling on the Cranberry lakes in search of “fresh fish” for supper. He enjoyed playing cards and especially when he won “the pot”. He was an amazing grandfather, spending hours with Logan and Gauge in the swimming pool and other recreational pursuits. He was a regular at coffee klatches, meeting “The Screws” or other crews at either the Town Centre or A&W, where they chatted about what’s new and old and attempted to solve the world’s problems over a cup of coffee. Bob was predeceased by his parents, sister Margaret, brothers Jack, Bill and Jim; brother-in-law Jack McLeod, mother-in-law Maggie Dumas and first wife, Eleanor. He leaves to mourn his soul-mate Jane, daughter Patches (Robert), son Robert, grandsons Logan and Gauge, his sister Jean (Harry), brother Don (Dee), father-in-law Roy, and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and beloved friends. As per Bob’s wishes, a service is not being held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honour to the Brandon Humane Society, a cause dear to him, or to the Cancer Care of Manitoba. The family sends many heartfelt thanks to the amazing doctors, nurses and staff that took very good care of him through his difficult battle with Cancer.
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ROSS: Allan Ross of Shoal Lake passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 67 years. Allan is survived by his wife Gloria; son Scott (Debbie) Ross of Winnipeg; daughter Lori (Brent) Zenchyshyn of Shoal Lake; 6 grandchildren: Jordan and Tiffany Ross; Addison and Bailey Parfeniuk and Candace and Corrin Zenchyshyn; mother Agnes Ross of Winnipeg; brother Bob (Karen) Ross of Russell and sister Kathy Ross of Vancouver, B.C. The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shoal Lake Community Hall. Interment will follow in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. Jamie Bradshaw will officiate. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, Palliative Care or CancerCare Manitoba, Brandon.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
SHEPHERD: Passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home on Thursday February 23, 2012 at the age of 93, Isabel Nellie Shepherd (nee Jones) of Glenboro, MB. Isabel leaves to mourn her passing her three children Marie (Gerry) Slusar of Edmonton AB, Gayle (Lyn) Hallson of Winnipeg, MB, Bruce (Georgina) Anderson of Glenboro, five grandchildren & twelve great grandchildren; her sisters Rona Barr of Glenboro, Marjorie (Murray) Sutherland of Winnipeg, Vera Skayman of Brandon, sister-in-law Peggy Jones of Glenboro as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Isabel was predeceased by her first husband Wilfred Anderson (1962), second husband George Shepherd (1997), brothers Jerry, Jim & Evan Jones & by a sister Ethel Sutherland. Funeral services will be held on Monday February 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Glenboro United Church with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Isabel’s memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro, MB, R0K 0X0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ORR: The death of Barbara Ann Orr of Brandon occurred in the city on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Barbara was born September, 18, 1948 in Brandon, the daughter of Matthew and Iris Orr. She lived most of her life in the Alexander and Brandon areas. She attended COR Enterprises from 1967 until recently due to illness. Barbara enjoyed bowling with her sister Marilyn. Family was very important to her. She always had a good sense of humor and was very loving and caring towards all animals. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, sister Marilyn, two brothers Jim and John. She is survived by sisters: Beverly Harding, Sylvia Arnold, Lorna Cross, Audrey Gabrielle, Pat Henning, Dorothy Tomms and a sister-in-law Colleen Orr. There are numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Wayne Sanderson will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot at Alexander Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Barbara to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st St. Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to COR Enterprises Inc. 364 Park Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7A8.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MATIATION: The death of Jerry Matiation, beloved husband of Anne, father of Lynn, Laurie, Norman and Kathryn occurred on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Major Dave Grice and Pastor Bob Wiebe will officiate. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MacDONALD: Malcolm Murray (Mac). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mac on Feb. 14th, 2012 at the Hamiota District Health Centre after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 53 years Sally (nee Wagenaar), children Lynn (Jeff) Watson, Don (Jane) MacDonald, Janice (Thomas) Heapy, Jason (Susan) MacDonald and his ten grandchildren Daniel, Tylor, Jacob, Travis, John, Kane, Katherine, Tanner, B. Michael & Shayna. He is also survived by his brothers Angus and Donald (Linda), sisters-in-law Connie and Joyce, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mac was predeceased by his parents John Angus and Mary and his twin brothers Kevin and Brian. Born on the family farm in Dunrea Manitoba on October 10, 1931. Mac was a hard worker who loved the farm. Although working the farm was not to be his destiny he did maintain a close ties by working in the grain buying industry. Mac began his life long career with Manitoba Pool Elevators in Foxwarren as an assistant, quickly being promoted to Manager in Cromer, MB. In 1969 after 10 memorable years in Cromer, Mac moved his family to Hamiota, MB which was to become the family’s permanent residence. He later became the manager at Oakner and received many awards and recognitions. Mac was also major contributor to the community volunteering for many different boards or committees, this led to an Honorary Life Membership in the Manitoba Agriculture Society. He also loved to play sports and after spending his younger years playing, he later became involved through coaching his children. The highlight of his coaching career was leading his team to victory in the Provincial Knights of Columbus Tournament in Oak River. Mac was a man who always put his family first and was a man of integrity and honor, he will be missed for his sense of humor and quick wit for which he was so well known for but most of all he will be missed by his family for the love and generosity he always showed us. We loved him dearly. The family would like to thank everyone in the community who helped out in so many ways and a special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses who cared for him at the Hamiota District Hospital. We ask in lieu of flowers that donations be made in his memory to the Hamiota Palliative Care Program c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
HEMINGER: Surrounded by family, William (Bill) David Heminger passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 4, 2012. Memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Major Sharon McDonough officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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HOLT: Thomas (Tom) Arthur: 1925-2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of husband, father and grandfather on February 13th, 2012 at Valleyview Care Centre at the age of 86. Tom will be terribly missed by his loving wife of 66 years, Muriel. Left to cherish dad's memory are his children: Darlene (Doug) AB, Lynda AB, Donna (Lawrence) Bdn, Ernie (Audrey) Bdn, Ruth (Eric) Wpg (predeceased). Grandchildren: Trevor (Linda) AB, Laurie (predeceased), Keri (David) AB, Jodi (Jim) AB, Cindy (Randy) SK, Tracy (Barry) MB, Tim (Donna) Wpg, Jack (Shelly) Wpg, Trina (Kevin) Wpg. Great grandchildren: Nicole, Natasha, Nalissa, Rian, Emma, Alexander, Andrew, Morgan, Bradley (Jazmine), Megan, Selena, Scott, Kyle, Andrea, Brandi, Colin, Brody. Great great grandchild: Taysen. Sister-in -law: Sylvia Glover. Tom was born in Powell River, BC on July 25, 1925 to parents Bill and Janet Holt. He was the second eldest son. He had three brothers, Dwight, Harold and Rufus and four sisters, Daisy, Rosemarie, Vernice and Scottie (all predeceased). He grew up in Priddis, AB where he received his education but quit early to help his parents with cattle ranching and started entering into bull riding at rodeos. In 1940, Tom joined the army and moved to Brandon for training, where he met his wife, Muriel. After serving in the war, he returned home, got married and from there he became a man of all trades until he decided to start his own business, Brandon City Janitorial. Upon retirement, Tom and Muriel resided in the Lions Manor. Tom was an active member of the Centennial Lions Club in which he was awarded the Melvin Jones Award. He worked many a Sunday at Lions bingo. Tom was a hard worker so he didn't have much free time, however, nothing made him happier than having the family all together. Christmas was his favorite time of the year; he would bring out his guitar and harmonica and was able to visit with his best friend Bill Robinson and brothers-in-law, Fred and Jim Randall. He enjoyed summer vacations to Alberta, his trip to Nashville, time spent at the Minnedosa cabin and picnics at the Brandon Hills where all the cousins could play together. Dad loved to share with us the stories of the old days, be it growing up, wartime or rodeo life. Tom spent his entire life showing kindness and consideration for others. Tom was a man of integrity and dignity and would do anything for family and friends. When he made a friend, it was a lifetime friendship. Tom will be remembered for his hearty laugh, his smile and his unique sense of humor. Even though his health had failed him, he still maintained his vows and dedication to his wife and children to the end. He was a loving husband, an amazing father and an incredible grandfather.
We will sadly miss him and treasure our memories of him forever.
The family gratefully acknowledges Dr. Large and sincerely appreciates the respectful and professional care that our dad received from the staff at Valleyview Care Home. Following dad's wishes, cremation has already taken place and interment will be held at a later date with a private family ceremony at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
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HEMINGER: Surrounded by family, William (Bill) David Heminger passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 4, 2012. Memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Major Sharon McDonough officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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WHITEBIRD: Judy Whitebird, beloved wife of Percy Hanska, mother of Peter Kasto Jr., Sterling Hotain and Gayle Kasto, of Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation, passed away at the Hamiota Hospital on February 20, 2012, age 57. Judy is survived by five brothers, Wayne (Val), Dennis (Vivian), Douglas, Morris (Sheila), Darren (Shannon and three sisters, Florence (Don), Louella (Gerald), Isabelle (Denis). A Traditional Wake will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. Traditional Feast at 11:00 a.m. All will be held at the Birdtail School. Deacon Conrad Plante officiating.
Shed not tears of sorrow for me, but rather tears of joy and laughter and celebrate my life; I am only a thought and prayer away and will forever remain within each and every one of you”
WADDELL: It is with our profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Olivia Lois Waddell on Sunday, February 19, 2012. With family and friends at our side, we welcomed our little angel into a world she left far too soon. Olivia was born at St Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 19, 2012, the daughter of Jared & Rebecca (Bence) Waddell. She leaves to mourn her parents and big brother Evan, Grandparents Duncan & Audrey Waddell (Newdale) and Barry & Clarice Bence (Winnipeg), Aunts and Uncles Aynsley & Neill Strocen, Sarah & Chris Katiniaris, and Jonathan Bence all of Winnipeg along with three little cousins Allie, Kayla, and Theo. As well as many wonderful friends and extended family scattered across the world. Although she was only with us for a short while, Olivia brought much joy to all of our lives and will be sorely missed.
Fly, fly, our little butterfly.
Special thanks to our friends and families, all of the doctors, nurses, and chaplains in the LDRP unit at St. Boniface Hospital for their compassion and support. Very special thanks to Chris, the nurse who oversaw our first evening with our precious little girl. You truly were an angel during our most trying moments. A special thanks to Pastor Michael Kurtz for being there when we needed you the most. We are also extremely grateful to the volunteers at the hospital for providing thoughtful keepsakes to remember our precious little girl, along with the tremendous support we have received from all of our family, friends, and co-workers. Your acts of caring, words of encouragement and personal stories have lifted us more than you could ever know. A celebration of Olivia’s life will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Viewing will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the service will start at 11:00 a.m. with a private family interment to follow. All are welcome. For those who wish, donations can be made through the family to sponsor a park bench in Olivia’s memory to be placed in the butterfly garden at the Children’s Playground at Assinboine Park. Donations to the LDRP unit at St. Boniface Hospital, Plan Canada, or any other children’s charity of your choice would be gratefully received. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 204-949-2200.
MOAR: William “Bill” Moar of Brandon, beloved husband of Kathy Oman, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the age of 60 years. The funeral service to honor Bill’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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FORBES: Mary Ann Forbes, beloved wife of Alex Forbes of Virden, Manitoba and loving mother of Randy and the late Donna, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Monday; February 20, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Saturday; February 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Mary Ann. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
TOMISKI: After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Sherie Yvonne Tomiski (née Fiel), beloved wife of Darrell and mother of Brayden and Sarah, passed away surrounded by her family, on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. In keeping with Sherie’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sherie may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MALUTA: Donna Mae Maluta of Minnedosa, MB formerly of Brandon, MB; entered into rest on February 18, 2012 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 61 years. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, MB in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.Messages of condolences may be sent to
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