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McFARLAND: Irene McFarland of Brandon passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Friday June 1, 2012 at the age of 79 years. She was born February 5, 1933 to parents, Bill and Edith Cooper of Tilston, Manitoba where she grew up and completed her schooling. Irene was the eldest of four girls, and was proud of her small town heritage. In 1950, she began her teaching career as a permit teacher, after which she attended Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught first at Douglas School then soon after with Brandon School Division where she worked as an elementary teacher at J.R. Reid, then as Librarian at George Fitton until her retirement in 1990. In 1955, she married Bob Bullee of Douglas. They moved to Brandon and raised two children, Scott and Pam. Bob died tragically in a car accident in 1965. Irene remained a widow for many years as she continued to further her education at Brandon University completing her B.Ed and M.Ed degrees while raising her children. She continued to love teaching and was always enthusiastic about her students’ success and her friendships with fellow teachers. Irene was an accomplished artist, working in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her artwork has been on display at many venues, most recently in the “80 - Up and Rising” exhibit at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. She also created many craft items for exhibit and sale at numerous shows and craft sales. In 1982, she married Willard McFarland of Carroll. Within the next few years their blended families brought them many grandchildren. Irene and Willard loved to square dance and they had many friends through this association, dancing in numerous communities in southern Manitoba, as well as Arizona and Texas with their Snowbird friends. In the 1990’s, they moved to their acreage south of Brandon. Together they grew flowers, vegetables and orchard fruit. She was a Marriage Commissioner and performed numerous weddings with many of the ceremonies taking place in their scenic yard. Sadly, Willard passed away in 2003 and Irene returned to Brandon. She continued to stay busy with her artwork and enjoyed the company and friendship of fellow residents at River Heights Terrace, playing cards, teaching art lessons, or doing puzzles. Irene relished being a grandma and took an interest in whatever her grandchildren were doing, including attending sports events, music recitals and taking trips with them. She was interested in any happenings in the lives of her nieces and nephews, near and far and loved to get phone calls or visits to chat and catch up on their news. Irene loved to travel and made a point of seeing many places, taking many trips with her husband Willard, as well as with her sisters and friends. She was a real “people person”, always looking forward to the next family event or social gathering.Irene volunteered with a number of Brandon organizations including Westman Immigration Services, teaching English to new Canadians and she did work for Seniors for Seniors, including volunteering to read to the blind. Irene is survived by her son Scott Bullee (Bev), grandchildren Kelly and Brad; daughter Pam Dueck (Leo), grandson Kevin; step-son Scott McFarland (Lori), granddaughters Ashley, Amber and Lisa; great grandson Christian; step-son Brent McFarland, grandchildren Chad, Janessa, Brook and Teal; her sisters Catherine, Ann and Willie; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Irene’s life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on June 8, 2012 with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. Private burial followed at Tilston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tilston Cemetery Fund, Box 54, Tilston, MB R0M 2B0 or the Canadian Liver Foundation 210-375 York Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3C 3G3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MAXWELL: Dorothy Roberta Maxwell (nee Anderson). A graveside service was held at the Boissevain Cemetery on May 5/12 at 1:00 p.m. to remember Dorothy. Family and friends met at the Parrish Hall following the service conducted by Rev. Peter Vanderleelie. Dorothy died peacefully at Evergreen Place on April 16th, 2012, after 3 years of striving to keep mobile despite mounting health challenges. She was pre-deceased by her husband Earle August 1, 2010, an infant daughter, and her parents. She leaves to mourn her passing, son Tom (Kim) of Alexander, Mb, daughter Karen McFayden (Brian) of Mission, BC and 3 grandchildren, Braeden, Dylan and Jayne. She is also survived by her sisters Doris Denney (Alsask, Sk) and Marjorie Buchan (Bill) of Victoria B.C. , 3 sister in laws and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born March 11th, 1929 the middle daughter to Robert and Lily Anderson. She was educated and lived most of her life in Boissevain. On May 27, 1949 Dorothy and Earle were married, and in 1958 moved from Ninette to Boissevain, purchasing what became known to many as “Maxwell Bakery.” She had many interests, which included playing the piano, curling, reading, knitting, sewing and baking goodies for the grandchildren. Dorothy was also a caregiver, looking after both of her parents and then her husband Earle. She was cared for by so many compassionate and loving people in the Boissevain community over the last 2 years upon moving to Westview, Hospital and Evergreen - we are truly thankful. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Boissevain Hospital.
LEE: William “Bill” Lee, (June 25, 1932 - June 9, 2012). Bill was born June 25, 1932 in Pierson and grew up on the farm E 1/2 30-2-28. He passed away quietly at the Gainsborough Health Centre on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in his 80th year. He met and married Eleanor (Toots) Fisher, the only child of Ken and Florence Fisher of Storthoaks, Saskatchewan. They married at the United Church on January 15, 1955. They met at and enjoyed dances at the Gainsborough Rink. They moved to the Cuthbert farm, NW 12-3-29 north of Pierson when they married, and purchased it in 1962. Bill loved to farm and became very progressive increasing land and cows, bringing exotic cross breeding of Maine Anjou into his herd in the 1970’s. When he was a boy, for many winters, together with his siblings and Mom they would move to town. This allowed for regular school attendance and endless access to the skating rink fueling what became a lifetime passion for hockey. He wore Number 4, and played left wing for the Pierson Bruins during their glory years of the 1950’s and early 60’s winning the scoring title once. He coached his sons in minor hockey for many years and went back to playing with the Ruin’d Bruins until 69 years of age. Bill was a quiet man, family first and loved each addition as they arrived. He was a wonderful singer and filled our home with music. Patient and gentle, always interested, idolized by his grandchildren. He was always up for a ball game in the yard and often put off going back to the field to spend time playing with the kids. He was involved with the community serving on various boards, acting as a leader in 4-H Beef and lending a hand whenever needed. He is survived by his wife Eleanor (Toots); three children: Rick (Gloria) and their children Jana (Les), Lyndsey (Gary), Meagan (Brent), Kyla (Mike) and great-grandchildren Kaeden, Haleigh, Damian (Jana), Addy and Aavril (Kyla); Bob (Jill) and their children Katie (Derek) and Amy; Candie (Greg) and children Leea (Adam), Thomas (Kalina), Elly and Julie; two sisters: Winnie Drier and Betty Kereliuk; sister-in-law Vivian Lee and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Janet Lee; in-laws Ken and Florence Fisher; three brothers Murray, Mac, Bert; brothers-in-law Stan Kereliuk and Jerry Drier; sisters-in-law Doreen Lee and Beryl Lee. The funeral service was held from the Pierson United Church, Pierson, MB, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with (reverend) Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment followed at the Pierson Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be given to the Pierson Rink Committee, Pierson Hall Committee, Pierson Fire Hall, Pierson Cemetery Fund, or to the Heritage Restaurant Committee, Box 100, Pierson, MB, R0M 1S0.
MACK: Sadly, following a lengthy fight with cancer, Raymond Constant Mack, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away on May 10, 2012 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 64 years. Raymond was born on June 14, 1947, in Crystal City, son of Norman and Yvonne Mack. He started his life on the family farm at Snowflake where he later attended Star Mound (a one-room school). Later the family moved to Manitou for a year. After 1959 they moved to Kenton to farm once again. Throughout his youth Ray was active in Sunday School, Cubs, Scouts, newspaper route, 4-H beef club, Cadets and stamp collecting. Later in life he traveled his way around the country working at various jobs including baker, cook, construction worker and video store owner. In 1969 Ray married Harriet Corbey from Oak River. They had two sons: Gerald and Michael. Raymond was predeceased by his parents. Surviving are: His sons Gerald (Bobbie) Mack of Winnipeg and Michael (Laura) Lamb of Minnedosa; his five grandsons, Jesse and Jacob Mack and Victor, Zachary and Travis Lamb; his two sisters Marilyn (Bill) Tockar of Brandon and Diane (Rev. Colin) Grambo of Killarney; his two nieces Sonia (Kevin) Morrice and daughter Carly of Brandon and Kimberly Kaschor and daughters Iliyana and Serena of Winnipeg; his nephew Anthony (Mijin) Kaschor of Seoul, South Korea; and two aunts, Mrs. Eileen Law of Manitou and Mrs. Mitteke Joris of Belgium, as well as many other family members. Following earlier cremation there was interment and a private graveside service on June 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery (Harding, MB). Rev. Colin Grambo officiated. A time of family fellowship followed.
HEPPNER: Kathleen Delores Heppner, beloved mother of Cheryl, Myrna and Joanne (John Townsend), passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the age of 82 years. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. followed by the memorial service at the Brockie Donovan Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Ben Kramer of Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren will officiate. Donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to The Gideons International in Canada, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2 or to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GILMOUR:  Robert (Bob) Gilmour. Peacefully after a full and wonderful life, Bob Gilmour passed away June 10,2012 at St. Boniface Hospital. Bob was predeceased by his first wife Catharine (Kay) Levins of 37 years and his mother Jean Wright and stepfather Alexander Wright. His father Hugh Gilmour passed away when he was an infant. He was born in the Foxwarren area on November 20, 1927. He lived there for 65 wonderful years. He built, owned and operated the Esso Service Station and Cafe and later became the Imperial Oil Agent. After selling this business in 1974, he took over the family farm. He was very involved within the community participating in curling and hockey events. He was an acting mayor of Foxwarren and Honorary Member of the Masonic Lodge. In 1990 he married Marie Tester and retired to Lac Du Bonnet and later Beausejour. He enjoyed his retirement to the fullest. Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Marie and his twin daughters Marilyn (Ken) Braun, Carolyn (Steve) Hillier and stepchildren Shawn Tester (Anthony) Kost, Kim (John) Mueller, Michele (Joel) Semchuk and Brett Tester (Lisa) Bryce. He also has 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A celebration of Bob's life will be held in the Foxwarren Community Chapel, Foxwarren, MB on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Elaine Dixon officiating. Interment will follow in the Foxwarren Cemetery. A special thank you to the Dr. Nason and staff on 7AS at St. Boniface Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to bbfs@mymts.netBraendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
DANE-McKENZIE (nee Smilski): Adele Elizabeth Dane-McKenzie. 29 - Nov. - 27 to 25 - Mar. - 12. Suddenly on 25 March 2012 left our presence to join her first husband, Gerald Dane, eldest daughter Shyrel, her grandson James McKie, as well as many other family members and friends. She leaves to mourn, her second husband, Allan G. McKenzie, her remaining children, Robert, Lorie, Dale, Frederick and Donald, 2 step-daughters, 3 sisters, one brother, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Adele was born in Conastin, Ontario to Mike and Ann Smilski. She was raised on a farm in the Mink Creek area of Manitoba. Having married a solider, she traveled and lived in many areas of Canada as well as three years in Germany. Adele loved to hunt and fish. She was at home outdoors, whether it be on the farm, in the garden, or walking the bush. She was one excellent cook and had shared many delicious meals with her friends and family. She loved her family and her family loved her. She will be dearly missed.
BOGUSKI: It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Adeline (Adele) Boguski (Tokar) on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 78. Adele was born September 12, 1933 to John and Dora (nee Skwarok) Tokar on the homestead in Keld, Manitoba. The family (11 children) lived on the family farm until 1950 when mom and her mother and father moved to Dauphin. While at home on the farm, mom attended Kosiew School. Upon moving to Dauphin, mom attended Littles’ Business College and worked for the Town of Dauphin for two years. On June 3, 1954, she married dad, Manuel (Mel) Boguski, at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Dauphin. They resided in Dauphin and Makinak before settling in Dauphin when dad took a permanent teaching position. She is survived by daughter, Angela (Michael) Werbicki, son, Greg (partner Joe Stouffer), grandchildren, Nicole (Justin) Dyck and Aaron (Barbara) Werbicki and great grandchild, Liam Dyck. She will be missed by sisters Olive Bosiak of Brandon, Nell (Michael) Partyka of Winnipeg, brother-in-laws, Walter (Marj) Boguski, Sylvester (Gladys) Boguski and sisters-in law, Elsie Drebnisky and Virginia (Basil) Graham, many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by dad, Manuel Boguski, her parents, John and Dora Tokar, brothers, Mike (Helen) Tokar, Frank Tokar, Tony Tokar, Leonard Tokar, Joseph (Mary) Tokar, sisters, Anne (Peter) Drebnisky, Carol (Peter) Twerdun, Mary (John) Podworny, in-laws, Mary and Frank Boguski and John Bosiak. Mom enjoyed her family, both near and extended. Her children, grandchildren and her first great grandchild were immensely important to her and the times spent with them were filled with laughter and love. She was also looking forward to the arrival of two more great grandchildren this summer. Mom enjoyed playing cards, and her and dad always were up for a long night of canasta playing as many of you will know. She also enjoyed playing bingo where she made many a new friends on those evenings and in early years, she also enjoyed working as a volunteer. Mom with Dad loved to get in the car and travel to whichever direction they thought was interesting which may have been at trip to a casino, maybe fishing or visiting family. Both mom and dad loved their trips to Flin Flon to visit family and go camping and pickerel fishing with late night canasta playing under the light of a propane lantern. They spent many a summer at the cabin at Waterhen, where they fished and enjoyed the company of friends and family. They also loved picking morels, and almost any berry that could be found. Mom came to love the flower gardens in her later years. Mom was known for her sense of humor, deep compassion and she had the ability to make steadfast and loyal friends. She will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched. The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League conducted a rosary tribute on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. followed by prayers at 7:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin. Divine Liturgy and funeral service was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection with interment at the Riverside Cemetery. Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor assisted by the Church choir. Grandchildren, Aaron Werbicki served as Crossbearer, with Nicole Dyck as Honorary Crossbearer. The Epistle reader was niece, Sylvia Wagner and the eulogy and tribute was read by niece, Gwen Torres, followed by a poem reading by Natasha Torres. Pallbearers were Darcy Boguski, Tony Torres, Melvin Partyka, Randy Wagner, Stan Smilski and Ernie Michaleski. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memoriam to the Palliative Care Department of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre or CancerCare Manitoba. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, 1-877-243-4459www.sneathstrilchuk.com
BAILEY: Esther (née Wray). Esther passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Born October 23, 1914 in Brandon, Esther was the third eldest daughter of Archie and Nancy Wray. She took her schooling in Broomhill and Tilston. She married Percy Bailey on January 29, 1938. In the spring of 1940, they moved to Elva where they farmed until the fall of 1953, when they moved to Brandon. In Brandon, Esther was an active member of First United Church and then Central United Church. She was also a member of Naomi #6 Rebekah Lodge in Brandon, having transferred from Elva. Esther was predeceased by her husband Percy in October 1982; by their son Ken and daughter Kay in December 1945; daughter Nancy in October 1952; great granddaughter Kylee Burns in February 2009; her parents; an infant brother; sisters Jean McCune, Annie Cousins, brother John; four brothers-in-law, and all of Percy’s siblings and their spouses. She is survived by her daughters Lorrie (Colin) Snelgrove, Darlene (Del) Duncan; five granddaughters Nancy (Rick) Burns, Cathy Snelgrove, Penny (Iain) Riffel, Sarah Duncan, Erin Duncan; five great grandchildren Braeden Burns, Anton, Bailey, Cassidy and Dominik Riffel; two sisters Kay Halls and Eleanor Anderson; brother Bob (Maxine) Wray; sister-in-law Mabel Wray as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service to celebrate Esther’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. A private family interment will be held prior to the service. Rev. Harvey Hurren will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Esther may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B- 10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MABON: John “Lorne” Mabon of Baldur, MB passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the Glenboro Health Centre at the age of 90 years. Left to Mourn Lorne’s passing are his beloved wife Elizabeth of Baldur, MB, sister Gladys (Calvin) Darling also of Baldur, MB, and brother Morley (Lynne) Mabon of Killarney, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in laws. Lorne was predeceased by his brother Ivan Mabon, sister Eleanor Dubyts, and parents John & Ellen (nee McLaren) Mabon. A celebration of Lorne’s life will be held at Baldur United Church, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Baldur Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome. Interment in the Neelin Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorne’s memory to The Salvation Army, 290 Vaughan St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2L9.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
SCOTT: William James Scott & his beloved wife Lorna Anne Scott. Interment, July 6, 1:30pm Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Celebration of Bill & Lorna’s lives will be held at Royal Canadian Legion #3 560–13th Street East at 2:15 p.m. Please join Judy, Wendy & Bob to honor their parent’s lives.
HAYWARD: The peaceful passing of Gwenneth "Gwen" Hayward, beloved wife of the late Robert "Bob" Hayward, and loving mother to Susan, Craig and Shelly occurred at her residence Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Monday, June 11, 2012. A Come and Go reception will be held to celebrate Gwen's life at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Rev. David Wilson will officiate. Donations in memory of Gwen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
POIRIER: With sadness the family of Kenneth "Ken" Poirier announce that his death occurred on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ken's life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Joe Ball will officiate. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to KidSport Manitoba, Rm. 146 340-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6C2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PARADINE: Mona Paradine of Binscarth, MB passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the age of 54 years. Mona is survived by her husband Bob, daughters Dr. Meagan (Cam) Hawkshaw of Meadow Lake, SK, Suzy Paradine of Binscarth, MB, and Julie Paradine of Binscarth, MB. Mona is also survived by her parents Ernie and Pauline Marshall of Binscarth, MB, sisters: Heather Marshall (Dennis Rice) of Starbuck, MB, Brenda McKay of Binscarth, MB, Arla Marshall of Inglis, MB, Karen Marshall of Edmonton, AB, and brother Jason (Sheila) Marshall of Inglis, MB.The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from the Binscarth Community Hall with Jamie Bradshaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Binscarth Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Russell Palliative Care, Bag Service #2, Russell, MB, ROJ 1WO. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to bbfs@mymts.net Braendle- Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
BRADLEY: Myrtle Bradley (nee Coey) passed away peacefully on June 12, 2012 at the Erickson Health Centre at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her brother Dennis Coey of Erickson, MB. She was predeceased by her parents James and Violet; sister Pearle. A funeral service to celebrate Myrtle’s life will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, MB with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Memorial donations in Myrtle’s memory may be made to the Erickson District Personal Care Home, Box 250 Erickson, MB, R0J 0P0.
Messages of condolences may be sent to minnfs@mts.net
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